First I am going to write about Christmas and Christ and Christianity. Then I am going to write about the Global Coherence Initiative, a meaningful Gift that has sprung up in a timely fashion.
On Christmas, Christ, and Christianity:
Today many are celebrating Christmas. Christmas is a special time, after all, and it means various things to just about everyone who celebrates it. Most people in the world do not celebrate Christmas, as it turns out. However, a great number of non Christians around the globe do celebrate some aspects of Christmas.
Many popular Christmas celebratory customs have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition, several figures, known as Saint Nicholas and certain mythological figures such as Father Christmas and Santa Claus, among other names, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season.
Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.
Etymologically, the word Christmas originated as a compound meaning “Christ’s Mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek Christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missa (the holy mass). In Greek, the letter Χ (chi) is the first letter of Christ, and it, or the similar Roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ since the mid-16th century. Hence, Xmas is sometimes used as an abbreviation for Christmas.
Christmas is a celebration about the gifting of a special person to the world through a special birth. He was an evolved master healer and a teacher, a great rabbi in His time.
Jesus was a Jew who may have taken some schooling from the Essenes. This group of ascetic spiritualists lived in Palestine from the 2nd century B.C. to the 1st– 2nd century A.D. The only possessions they carried were their weapons to protect themselves from marauders. They washed in waters every morning, lived communally, and observed fairly strict vows of celibacy, worship, purity of speech, and other types of vigilance. You can read more about the Essenes should you be curious.
It is possible that Jesus probably also took some advanced schooling from other masters during his time of life from the age of 12 when he goes away, to age 30, when he reappears in Jerusalem. There is an 18 year gap here that we know nothing of. I wonder what he was doing in this period of his life? Is the story written in some ancient manuscripts scattered around the planet?
When he showed up again and was baptized by John the Baptist in the waters, the Dove descended upon Him, and He went out into the land thereabouts and taught and healed people for 3 years. In this time of teaching He manifested many kinds of wonders.
The Roman police types came to collect Him because the high priests, and others, had become anxious about his presence. The Passover mob cried out for His execution instead of Barabbas. Pontius Pilate did not understand why they want to crucify Him, and so Pilate washes his hands of the whole affair. Pilate thought He was harmless and posed no threat to anyone.
Those high priests must have has some anxieties about the man who was teaching love, non judgment, and forgiveness. This would have been the Sadducees and Pharisees, the other 2 Jewish sects aside from the Essenes.
Patterns repeat in history.
When some great leaders and teachers come along who can create meaningful change, some entrenched types get threatened by the power of the truth being revealed. Assassinations occur.
One of history’s great teachers and healers drags His own cross down a trail of sufferings and humiliations, His flesh is nailed to the cross, and gives up His Spirit. His body is taken down from the cross, is washed and cleansed of blood and dirt , wrapped in a shroud, and laid in a tomb.
A few days later He resurrects His body from the tomb, and He has words and shares Spirit with some loved ones who were graced by this most special appearance. It is an intriguing speculation to consider how early Christians, who were more or less pagan, might have regarded the idea of a man resurrecting his lifeless corpus. I imagine a few of them probably had some difficulty accepting this story.
There were not any Christian churches around then, just synagogues. The Christian churches came some centuries later with an upstart ideology called Christianity. This ideology originated with the story and teachings of a Jewish teacher and healer, and His Jewish disciple brethren.
The early Christians basically hijacked the story of Christ. Some 1700 years ago some of them proceeded to heavily edit the existing sacred texts which told more of the story about this great teacher named Jesus. What was left over after these edits later became a cobbled compendium known as the Bible. Only the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament) remains sacred and whole.
Inside of the Torah is a secret Bible code, according to some. You can begin your journey into this subject at this site, if you have an interest. It’s pretty interesting, and is likely more than coincidence.
Regarding the edits, I invite you to go to this link. Here you can listen to Deepak Chopra’s introduction to the subject of the edits. In this introduction, he also introduces Gregg Braden, who continues with his own introduction about the edits at this video link. And from there, you can listen to other of his, and others’ deliveries about this, and other subjects of keen interest.
Aside from the edits, we have the issue of Christ’s words being spoken by Him in Aramaic, and then translated into Hebrew, and then translated into Greek, then Latin, then all of the many languages of the European people. There are many translations, and different versions of the Bible, and through these many translations and various versions much meaning and essence of His life and journey have been altered or lost.
A few centuries after the second treatise of Constantinople (553 A.D.), around 1000 A.D., we have forms of Christmas celebrations emerging. You may have forgotten, or may not be aware of some of this history. It’s a Cliff Notes version, but ‘tis enough, ‘twill serve.
Back in the early days of the movement, the Christians took to shunning pagans and Jews and about everybody else who did not think the same way the Christians did, and here we are; just pondering what Jesus Christ might have to say about all of this judgment. His tirade when he chased the money lenders out of the temple comes to mind.
I am rendering the nice version of Christian history here. However, if you peel back the many layers of Christian history, and look into some goings-on at the Council of Nicea and the Second Treatise of Constantinople, and the many dark self serving papal decrees, and the persecutions, and the murders over the centuries, you will begin to understand some other aspects about the history of the Christian church.
I don’t mean to throw too much cold water on the past activities of the versions of the Christian religion, but burning innocent pagan people at the stake, and the horrific and brutal manner of the persecutions in times past is outlandish.
However, there may be more to the story.
According to Roman historians, after the crucifixion, the Essenes and other followers of Christ fled the Middle East. Later we come to learn that they went off to far points of the globe to spread His teaching. These teachings of Christ can be found in writings in the libraries of monasteries and temples in Egypt, Peru, Bolivia, the central highlands of China (Tibet), and also in traditions in parts of the indigenous tribes of the American desert Southwest, as examples. You may have never heard of such history.
Gregg Braden (www.greggbraden.com) takes groups of people on pilgrimages to these places in the world to show them and teach them about this extraordinary evidence. There are ancient writings about these teachings from Christ’s followers in these places. They are written on scrolls and manuscripts, not unlike the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran in 1947, which were authored by the Essenes, and probably also by some other scribes.
Braden calls this information the Great Secret of the Past. He has gone all over the globe to collect and collate this ancient evidence of who we are, and why we are here. His evidence and information and explanations are rather compelling.
The Global Coherence Initiative
As Gregg Braden explains The Great Secret of the Past—It is about an inner Experience that prepares us for the outer changes that come at the end of a World Age cycle. I think this statement is an important sentence to understand.
I referenced the World Age cycling in the prior Journal entry. This cycle began 5,123 years ago, and ends in 2 years on the Winter Solstice of 2012.
What is that inner Experience that prepares us for the changes?
You possess the Power of One, and that is more Power than most people know what to do with. If we can get that Power of You harnessed to efforts like the Global Coherence Initiative, then this Christmas effort will have succeeded, even if it turns out to be just one of you.
Four days ago I posted a Winter Solstice entry in the Journal which announced the Global Coherence Initiative. In that entry I made strong reference to a former Journal entry containing a description of an Experiment in Consciousness which was conducted through Yale University and first published in 1988 in The Journal of Conflict Resolution.
The results of this study were so profound that the study underwent several independent verifications and scrutiny efforts over a couple of more years, and was roundly accepted via this peer review process, but this vital information remains in relative obscurity still.
Here is the direct link to this particular Crestone and Beyond entry which details Experiments in Consciousness.
Please indulge your intellect in this description of a most important and foundational work. It is fascinating, and the implication for our future is profound.
The study clarified how many people practicing Heart based coherent prayer would be needed to change the consciousness of any group of people; say, a community, a nation, a continent, a world.
In the conclusion I wrote, “The Results of the Meditation Studies! How many people, engaged in a coherent thought/feeling construct, does it take to influence the activity of a population of people?
It takes the square root of 1% of the population under consideration!!!
In consideration of the population of humans on Gaia, this number is the square root of 1% of 6,500,000,000 to 7,000,000,000 people, or about 8000 people!”
This conclusion is a foundational premise of the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI).
A similar foundational premise of the GCI came to my attention back in 1988, the same year as the study above. This study appeared in The Southern Medical Journal, July 1988; 81(7): 826-29. This study validated the effectiveness of intercessionary prayer offered from a distance. It is now considered the landmark study in the medicinal healing effects of prayer. There are now several hundred studies on the healing effects of prayer.
In this particular study, of 400 people admitted to a Coronary Care Unit with suspected myocardial infarction, ½ selected at random were prayed for by organized prayer groups across America. A control group was not prayed for. Patients and staff were blinded. Of 17 evaluative categories, significant overall differences emerged (p<.001), all favoring the prayer group. Of these, 6 were statistically significant: deaths, CPR incidents, need for mechanical ventilation, congestive heart failure, need for diuretics, and need for antibiotics.
Basically, the results of this study on the effects of intercessionary prayer parallel the results of the Yale study. The case is building for Heart based coherence.
From the GCI web site http://www.glcoherence.org/ Home page we have the mission statement:
The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based, co-creative project to unite people in heart-focused care and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace.
GCI was founded by Princeton University and The Institute of HeartMath, www.HeartMath.org. The Institute of HeartMath, founded in 1991 to fund and establish research in Heart based technologies, is the organization that has established and is promoting the science of Heart Resonant Frequency (o.1 Hertz) which I wrote about in the May 31, 2009 Journal entry entitled “Of Life, Heart Mind, and Life After Life.”
I explained Heart Resonance, the most important measurable indicator of health that I know of. I refer you to that entry which you can view should you wish to explore this subject and its associated subjects: the workings of memoried trauma, our emotional energetic, and how the Autonomic nervous system is informing our cells, organ function, and resultant level of health.
It is this Resonant Frequency of the Heart, also known as Heart Coherence, or just Coherence, which allows the same coherent synchronous communication with other Hearts which are also in Resonant Frequency. The Heart’s energetic field broadcasts in a toroidal electromagnetic field geometry, which is holographic to Gaia’s electromagnetic field, also toroidal. If prayerful intention is coupled to Heart Resonant Frequency, and is harmonically amplified by other Hearts broadcasting in like frequency, then we can manifest important changes in the Field of Gaia.
Remember, it just takes a number of Heart coherent people equal to the square root of 1% of the population in question to affect the change desired.
Such a prayerful shift in consciousness will assist us in the next few years of chaotic change as we move from one World Age to another on December 12, 2012. We are already engaged in these changes now. The alignment of Gaia’s equatorial plane with the galactic equator is a window of time extending from 1980 to 2016. We are simply moving through an evolving and shifting magnetic field phenomenon which we will not see for another 26,000 years.
In October 1975 NASA began to launch a series of weather monitoring satellites known as Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) which have totaled about 15 in number since the first one was launched. Some have now been “decommissioned and retired” as floating space debris. You can read up on this subject, should you wish. Geostationary and Geosynchronous are used interchangably in the nomenclature of these satellites.
The GOES 8 satellite made some history along with assistance from another of its GOES peers. GOES 8 was an American weather satellite, which formed part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite system. It was launched in 1994, and operated until 2004 when it was “retired and boosted to a graveyard orbit.”
Before GOES 8 was retired to the obscure space debris graveyard orbit, it observed some planetary dynamics….
In September 2001 GOES 8, and one of its cohort satellites, detected a sharp rise in global magnetism which forever changed the way the science folks view our world and us. These 2 GOES satellites were operating about 22,300 miles above Gaia, over the Equator, and were observing the Northern hemisphere at interval readings every 30 minutes.
The GOES 8 satellite detected the first surge of magnetic change, followed by an upward trend in the readings that topped out at about 50 units higher than any that had been typical for the same time previously. You can view this graph data on the very bottom of this page from the GCI website.
The spikes occurred at 9 AM EST, about 15 minutes after the World Trade Center Towers were struck and the images were broadcast to billions of people around the world. The correlation between the events and the readings is undeniable. Subsequent studies by Princeton University and the Institute of HeartMath found that the correlation between the GOES readings and the 9-11 events are more than coincidence.
I am paraphrasing and amending the commentary given by Gregg Braden on CD #6 from his great CD teaching series mentioned in the last Journal entry, Choice Point 2012, The Promise of Our Future in the Cycles of the Past.
Following the pattern that the satellites had recorded similar spikes in the past which were not recognized, such as the death of Princess Diana, or Super Bowl games, events when people around the world were watching and focused in the moment in time, the indications are pointing rather strongly to a relationship between the magnetic fields of Gaia and the magnetic field of the human Heart, and the dynamic interplay between the 2.
It is the Heart based feelings from Gaia’s population that seems to be influencing the magnetic fields of Gaia. Those fields are now linked to everything from global climate to the peace between nations. If the GOES satellites are observing an energetic field over 22,000 miles above Gaia (about 1/10th of the distance to the Moon), can you imagine how large and powerful this field must be? Does it even end in the quantum hologram?
So it is with your Heart.
Two independent discoveries give some new meaning to what those satellites showed us on September 11, 2001.
1) The human Heart generates the strongest magnetic field in the body, nearly 5000 times stronger than that of the brain. This field is the doughnut shaped torus that extends well beyond our physical body. New data suggests that this field is measurable in terms of miles. I believe that the Heart field is infinitely nested in the quantum hologram of the Universe, the Mind of God. We cannot be separated from All.
The Heart’s magnetic field responds to the quality of emotion that we create in our lives. Furthermore, both positive and negative emotions are now known to produce thousands of chemical events in our bodies. The Heart is informing the brain, and the brain sends out the signals informing the organs and cellular matrix to produce the chemistry.
You can order the Nightingale-Conant (1-800-525-9000) program conducted by HeartMath VP Howard Martin entitled The HeartMath Method should you desire an audio version about the HeartMath research. The Heartmath founders have also written some nice books. Look at their web site www.HeartMath.org. This is vital information to help heal ourselves and Gaia.
And now, the second discovery:
2) Certain layers of earth’s atmosphere, along with earth itself, generate a “symphony of frequencies,” some of which overlap the frequencies created by the Heart when it is in coherent communication with the brain (Resonant Frequency of 0.1 cps, or hertz). This ancient and holistic relationship between our Heart and Gaia’s atmosphere have led to new theories.
The relationship between the Heart and earth’s magnetic field “suggests that strong collective human emotion has a measurable impact on the earth’s magnetic field.”
This implication is vast, complex, and empowering.
If we can learn the language of the Heart, the same language that earth’s magnetic field responds to, then we can participate in the effects that the field has on our lives. A change in the way we feel about ourselves and our world has the potential to affect the world itself.
The discovery that we may choose to create more coherence between the magnetic field of earth and us has led to one of the most ambitious science based initiatives in the history of our planet, and that is the Global Coherence Initiative.
The GCI makes it possible for anyone to learn the language of the Heart and to participate in the changes that are taking place in our world and on our planet.
The GCI goal is 2 fold:
1) In partnership with internationally renowned astrophysicist and nuclear scientist Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher, Ph.D., the Institute of Heartmath is developing the Global Coherence Monitoring System. This system uses newly designed and highly sensitive detectors placed in strategic locations around the globe to measure changes in Gaia’s magneto-sphere. The sensors are evolved and modified SQUID magnetometers, which were explained in the last Journal entry where I introduced the GCI on this past Winter Solstice.
The goals of this system are to measure how earth’s magnetic field effects Heart rhythms, brain activity, stress levels, and emotions. The GOES discovery suggests that these affects are part of a 2 way communicative relationship back and forth between our Hearts and Gaia’s magnetic field. In reality, the 2 Fields are at Unity, or Singularity, via their toroidal interrelationship.
Artistic holistic types (right brain types) will have no problem grasping the common sense in this previous statement. It is the more rigid thinking types (left brain types) who, paradoxically, might not embrace the point about the interrelatedness of All. When the left brain learns and conditions itself to relax more, then it joins the Heart-right brain pathways, and we have the emergence of a whole brain balanced type. Such balanced brain types use the brain to serve the Heart. This service is one important biological essence of spirituality.
2) The other goal is to teach individuals how to achieve Heart based coherence in their personal lives. This teaching and learning will serve to enhance our daily experience, and also empower our consciousness to know when we are in the state of coherence. Stated differently, which emotional vibrational frequencies produce coherence and the optimal effect in our bodies?
This is one important feature of my work with the Haelan LifeStream model. For the past 5 years I have been using HeartMath biofeedback technology with clients (I use HeartMath’s emWave program, formerly known as the Freeze Frame program) to help them understand Resonant frequency, Heart rate variability (HRV), and coherence in their bodies; how to attain it, maintain it, reacquire it, and then, what to do with it as a tool of manifestation.
I also assist client’s understanding of the emotional vibrational frequency spectrum. There are 17 such emotional frequency states. I have discussed these states in prior Journal entries. It is part of the “nutrition” program that I offer, and it has everything to do with Self Love, the ultimate nutrition.
The consistent data from Princeton University’s now decade-long GCI has provided rather compelling evidence that mass human emotion creates global effects and those global effects can be documented through the sensor devices.
“It makes sense that the GCI is present now to assist us in the transition through the greatest number and magnitude of challenges and threats in the last 5,125 years of recorded human history,” Gregg Braden.
Gregg also points out that we, collectively, are the several different generations who have chosen to be here for the end of this particular 5,125 year cycle, which also happens to be the end of a 26,000 year cycle. We are the ones who must muster our good will and Heart coherence to assist humanity from devolving into chaos over the next 2 years as some of the more difficult socioeconomic, geophysical, and geopolitical changes occur.
Currently we are holding the line fairly well. As global events become more precarious in 2011 and 2012 and beyond, we must maintain composure, strength, and courage to hold the magnetic field of our planet in her best form. This is what the GCI is all about. I encourage you to practice Heart coherence as an individual, and to spread the word to others that you love in your community and beyond.
Crestone and Beyond
Well, that is some of the essence of my Joy to the World Christmas Day message.
The emotion of Joy is one of the highest of the 17 emotional frequencies, and is exactly correlated with Resonant Frequency. Other emotional frequencies which correlate with Heart Resonant Frequency are courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, love, and peace.
A person who is in Resonant Frequency feels calm, can access higher emotional frequencies, higher cognitive function, higher intuitive abilities, and can entrain other peoples’ Hearts into Resonant Frequency.
Joy to the World, a vast organism called Gaia in these writings, flying through space at thousands of miles per hour coming into a most extraordinary galactic alignment with the center of our Milky Way on December 21, 2012, an event which last occurred some 26,000 years ago.
I invite you to visit www.HeartMath.org and go to their store page and purchase some type of the important biofeedback equipment which they offer. You can load it on your laptop in PC or Mac versions and begin to understand an important aspect of the language of your Heart. On their web site they also have a link to The Global Coherence Initiative.
This can be a practice for you. As you become more steady and successful in maintaining Resonant frequency, which the program so clearly shows you, then you can begin to broadcast your desires for peace and prosperity out into the Field. This is the power of One.
You can come and visit with me at the Haelan LifeStream Center and Retreat, and we can explore your Emotional Toolbox, your Emotional Guidance System, and how this correlates with your Heart’s powerful broadcasting message into the Mind of God. We can identify 7 Heart based primary motivators, or passions that are your Gifts to develop and exercise. You can begin to create your Vision of what you want to manifest from the choice point field of future memory.
In the meantime, here is a nice video to put you in a Heart-felt mood. This lovely video and narration express everything that I have written above in less than 9 minutes. I’m sure you will enjoy this parallel explanation of all of the above.
As you watch this video, practice letting go of the left brain based thinking system of Judge, Critic, Skeptic, Pusher, and Victim. Let your Heart and right brain take over for a while.
Thank you for reading
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond.