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An Extraterrestrial’s Guide to Understanding Earthlings

Welcome to Planet Earth! This planet is home to roughly 7 billion human beings, and an enormous variety of other amazing species whom they share the planet with, though many of the other species numbers are rapidly declining.

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Oddly, the humans don’t seem to understand they’re a part of the ecosystem and they exploit the overall health of the planet for short-term conveniences. The humans, who have this amazing potential to be conscious stewards of the planet, instead treat it as some disposable resource.

They have this expression “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” yet they don’t seem to grasp the meaning of it.

Human beings still fight with, and even kill, each other. Many follow this dubious system of morality that says it’s okay to fight and kill, so long as a government or religion condones it. They rely upon external systems of morality and these systems are manipulated by their leaders for their leaders own gain.

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The Difference Between Duality and Polarity

One of these is essential to the way the physical realm works, the other is nothing more than a two-dimensional belief system. Some people use the terms duality and polarity interchangeably, but I’m going to make a strong distinction between the two for the sake of clarity.

The first thing to understand about duality is that it divides, it’s either one thing or the other. Black or white, right or wrong, good or evil. It does this through judgement, separating things and creating conflict.

Duality is how human beings, who have much more in common than not, are convinced to fight with and even kill each other. Duality is used to create an “us versus them” mentality.

Now polarity is something else entirely. Where duality has a positive and negative that conflict with each other, polarity has a positive and negative that attract each other. In the case of what recently happened with our Sun’s poles, they can even switch places. Polarity is complimentary forces that work together to create balance, duality is the belief in opposing forces that conflict with each other and create chaos.

In duality one is “better” or “above” another, and this is responsible for so much suffering on the Planet. Some people believe they’re more worthy, more deserving than others, and they take far more than they need. People compare themselves to others, and judge themselves as being “better” or “worse”, which leads to an inflated ego or hating oneself. If you really want peace in your life, I recommend letting go of duality altogether.

Where duality divides things into black or white, polarity includes the full spectrum, it’s all inclusive.

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Duality takes thespectrum and draws a line somewhere, cutting it in half. Duality really only exists in the mind, it doesn’t directly relate to the physical realm. What people call “evil” is only the product of not seeing clearly, it’s human judgement, not something inherent to the Universe itself. What is “evil” varies from culture to culture, and also between individuals. It changes over time, as people minds and opinions change.

The only darkness is that which you can’t see, what you don’t know. It’s the fear of the unknown that makes darkness menacing and “evil”. Your eyes only see a tiny fraction of the full spectrum of light, and yet all the light you cannot see you call “darkness”. This is a perfect example of why people believe in duality, it’s a product of limited perception. It’s a judgement based upon limited senses, people see only a tiny fraction of Reality and make assumptions about the whole thing.

16736_1_miscellaneous_digital_art_water_vs_fireUnderstanding vibration is key to understanding polarity. Take a guitar string for instance, is a low pitch “bad” and a high pitch “good”? That’s a lot like how duality interprets things. With polarity, you go up and down the full scale to make a beautiful song, the low notes complimenting the high notes.

This is a “secret” to how Creation works, not through opposing forces, but Everything coming together to create a beautiful song.

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What Does It Really Mean To “Let Go”?

This is perhaps the most popular of all the current spiritual platitudes, “let go”. Even in mainstream society you can’t avoid this advice, “Let it go” is the main musical number for a very popular movie at the moment. Despite it being a generic piece of pop culture, there actually is some very deep wisdom to letting go, but it needs a little more explanation than simply telling people to let go.

butterfly handsLet’s go straight to a situation where letting go is the most difficult, the bond between a mother and her child. If I tell the mother to let go of the child, what does that mean? Does she just drop the baby on the floor? Does she pack up supplies for her 5 year-old and send him off to make his own way in the world? Does she become emotionally cold to her teenager? The kind of letting go I’m talking about has nothing to do with any of those situations. Letting go means releasing the expectations we have for another person, which actually leads to a deeper love, an Unconditional Love.

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The Two Sides Of The Conscious Community: Where Do You Fall?

One of the things that I’ve noticed over the years is that there seems to be some division within the conscious community.  Two sides have emerged that often seem to find themselves at odds with each other.  For every Yin, there is a Yang.  And even in a community built on love and peace, you still find a great deal of separation.

This isn’t to say that every member of this community is polarized on one end of this spectrum.  There are may shades of gray in between the two opposites,  so you may find yourself on a middle ground between these two polarities.  It will be interesting to review this within ourselves and on a mass scale so we can try to come to an understanding that combines the best of both worlds and use the strengths of both to initiate some real change.  With that being said, here are the two sides of the conscious community:

Side 1 – Positivity Is The Only Way

On one side, you have your predominantly “positive vibes” group.  This group is usually very concerned with the quality of their vibration and they aim to live in a positive state as much as possible.  They don’t see any good reason why they should dwell on anything that makes them feel anything but blissful.  Life is too short to spend it feeling miserable.  Avoid the negative, and amplify the positive.

Oftentimes, this crowd follows the Law of Attraction and works to avoid conflict and drama.  They tend to believe that it is important to have positive thoughts, use positive language and focus on positive issues to create the most spiritually fulfilling life possible.  They typically do not like to focus on problems or negativity in any form, and tend to avoid anything that compromises their high vibration.

The judgment on people who are not always positive seems to be that they feel they are focusing too much on the negative, and are thus drawing more negative circumstances into their realities.  This side of the fence tends to believe that the way you initiate positive change is through focusing on the positive, and that negative thoughts only create more problems. Therefore, they would say, by focusing on government corruption we only create more government corruption because we are feeding it our attention.

Side 2 – Facing The Darkness Is The Only Way

This side tends to spend more time talking about the problems with the world in hopes that they can arrive at a solution.  This side of the community is very vocal about the things that they want to change.  They are concerned about issues like animal rights, immunizations, GMOs, conspiracies, and corruption in the government.  They tend to believe in the importance of spreading awareness about the problems in the world in order to initiate positive change.

These people tend to be activists, and believe that facing the negative is what allows us to transmute it into something positive.  If we don’t take the time to learn and talk about what is wrong with the world, how can we expect to change it?  These people don’t exactly dwell on the negative, but they invest more of their attention there in hopes it will result in something transformative.

The judgement appears to be that they believe the positive vibe side has their head in the sand, and are deliberately ignoring important issues to make themselves feel better.  At times those on this side will express that they believe that people who focus only on the positive are squandering their potential to initiate change.  They will often say that ignoring problems doesn’t make them go away, it just takes help and support away from the cause.  They believe it is our duty to help those in need and stand up for what’s right, even if it makes us feel miserable or uncomfortable.

The Middle Ground

The middle ground between these two polarities is that both sides have something to offer.  We should speak out against injustice, but at the same time we should not allow it to drive us into insanity.  Friedrich Nietzsche once said “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster”, meaning that we should be careful that we don’t turn into the very thing we are fighting against.

By creating a balance in our attention on both the light and darkness, we are well equipped to be the change the world needs right now. Ignoring the darkness won’t produce anything positive, but neither with dwelling there.  By learning what we are up against and balancing that out with spiritual grounding and a well-trained mind, we have a much greater force in the world.  We can’t live in ignorance, but we can’t allow the darkness to consume us.

Although there are many similarities between these two sides, this one particular issue has created a bit of division. Do we solve today’s problems by generating awareness about them and fighting for change? Or instead, do we solve today’s problems by choosing to make peace with them and focusing instead on what’s going right with the world?

What side of this spectrum do you fall on? Do you believe positivity is the key to world change, or that fighting the darkness is the key? Or, have you developed a perspective somewhere in between? Comment below and let’s hear your take on this issue!

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Steven Bancarz

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How To Clear Your Energetic Field & Balance Your Chakras

By: Will

I want to describe the process I go through to clear stagnant energy from my subtle body and open up the chakras. This is something that has brought enormous joy into my life, peace into my heart, cleared away anxiety and depression, and also brought much greater health and energy to my physical body as well. I’ve learned to not worry, and to work with life instead of struggling against it. It’s also brought greater intuition, empathy and artistic talent into my life. It’s been a holistic change, and I could easily write a whole article just listing the benefits alone.

chakras21Before I get into the process more, I need to do a bit of a disclaimer. This is not something to be done ritualistically. It’s not meant to encourage unconscious, habitual repetition, in fact it’s meant to break you out of that. This is about living life, your life, and how you do that is up to you. You are beautifully unique and this isn’t about telling you the right and wrong ways to live your life. This is what has worked for me, and I’m sharing it with the intention that it may assist you as well. Continue reading

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How Your Own Mind Can Manipulate You

Think of the stereotypical spoiled child, what happens when they don’t get what they want? They scream and cry and generally make things very difficult for their parents until their parents cave in. It’s a form of manipulation, they hold peace and quiet hostage until they get their way. If their desires aren’t fulfilled, they’re going to make everyone else miserable too. Of course, you can’t blame the child too much, because in most cases the parents were foolish enough to start rewarding this type of behavior.

Your mind is that spoiled child, even if you don’t behave that way outwardly. Your mind holds your happiness hostage and demands that its desires be fulfilled if you want any of that happiness. Your mind throws hissy fits just as obnoxious as any child when it doesn’t get what it wants, but for the most part these stay hidden within so you can at least keep up the appearance of maturity.

When you fail to get what you desire, you suffer for it. Even though Peace is inherent to your Being, your mind screams and rants and repeats and repeats and repeats and repeats and repeats… Every time you cave in to the demands of the mind, you strengthen these patterns too. Your Perfect Consciousness is still there, it just becomes obscured by all the mind’s chaos. Surrounded by illusion, Peace seems like something far away, while confusion, anxiety and suffering almost seem normal.

It’s usually in early childhood that the desires of the mind eclipse the Joy of Being. Your life is no longer about Living, you become consumed by desire.  Your happiness becomes a carrot on a stick that’s controlled by the mind, and even though every once in a while you get a little nibble, your mind can create new desires a thousand times faster

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than you can fulfill them.

Your desires aren’t wrong or evil, let go of those negative judgments. Your desires are like fire. When coupled with awareness, and when in harmony with your Soul, they can become a fiery passion in your life. However, in your innocence you handed this fire over to a spoiled child and now your whole house is on fire. Not only that, but you keep adding fuel to the fire! Desire is something to be used with care and attention, or else you’re going to get burned.

Is what your mind desires more important than your own peace and happiness? Which would you rather have? WellI have some good news that your mind believes is way “too good to be true”. In letting go of your desires, you gain what you desire most, which is Love. Love is your default state of Being and happiness is ever present, but you go on missing it because you’re chasing after minor things. Your vision became very narrow, and you have trouble seeing anything outside your own mind.

Love is all around you, but you only get glimpses of it through the smoke and fire that you carry with you.

free burstTo start seeing more clearly, meditate, cultivate awareness. When you meditate, you stop adding fuel to the fires of desire, you stop rewarding the mind. You slow down, you give yourself a much-deserved break. This can be done in any moment, regardless of what you’re doing.

A deep awareness becomes integrated into every aspect of your life, and you gain something far more valuable than anything in your mind.

Of course, what happens to the mind, the spoiled child, when you stop playing it’s game? It throws a fit. So meditation becomes very difficult and one is tempted to give into the mind’s tantrums to at least create the illusion of peace. Don’t fall for that trick though, don’t be the bad parent, just watch the tantrum. Observe it without getting caught up in the mind’s fits, and something magical happens.

A gap starts to form between your Consciousness and the mind. More and more you step into the natural and peaceful Flow of Consciousness and the chaos and suffering of the mind starts to subside.

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