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Why It’s So Important to Have Alone Time

It’s important to spend time alone, but how much is too much? A lot of growth and reflection comes from when we spend time with ourselves, but at the same time being around others that understand us is incredibly healing.

It’s a balance of being alone and being together that is key.

Something like visiting a city is like wading through thick psychic mud. All the chaos is people’s mind, all their fears & desires, create this kind of discordant psychic noise.

It’s very draining to be in that energy, and people become very numb, very disconnected from each other. It seems like a contradiction, but you can be surrounded by thousands of people, while also being incredibly alone. There’s even a term for it, “urban solitude”.

When you’re alone, you’re the boss. You’re the most intelligent and attractive person in the room, and there’s no one to challenge that. The ego can have a field day in these situations, it can inflate itself enormously without any threats.

You can easily become the most Enlightened person in the world, or at least your world. If you’re not aware when this is happening, then being alone to try and get in touch with yourself can actually lead to being more out of touch with yourself.

Through other people, we can get to know ourselves better. 

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What is the difference between Empathy and Sympathy?

The definition of sympathy:

“feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune.”

The definition of empathy:

“the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. ”

We are empaths, not sympaths.  Empathy is having a high enough awareness to tap into the feelings of others. To listen a story being told so fully you experience it alongside the story teller.
It’s creating a space of comfort for someone because they know you have an understanding of their emotions. We all experience our own versions of shared emotions like sadness, excitement, anything.
Our experience of happiness is unique to us and looks like doing different, specific things that make us happy. When someone sympathizes with you they are basing their compassion of the misfortune of your scenario. It’s like looking at it from an outside perspective so you don’t experience the shared pain.

 

aloneBeing empathic is painful, you feel the pains of others and sometime’s you have no idea why. Sometimes it creeps up on you out of nowhere and you need to distinguish if the emotions you’re feeling are coming from your core, or from someone else’s.
Being empathic takes a tremendous amount of energy, especially if you are seeking to aid another and share in their pain, resulting in some level of healing. Being sympathetic is listening to a problem and saying “I feel bad for you”.  What is the result in the end?

 

There is a lot of information of what being an empath is and how to know if you are one; and it seems obvious everyone already is one.
It depends on how open we are with our emotions, how transparent we can be to those around us and our level of communication. Everyone has the capacity to empathize with another human; it is a natural function within all of us.
We can choose to not feel empathy, to focus on indifference and block out what makes us uncomfortable. Again, what is the tumblr_kzpt1udhH61qa2y6ao1_500end result?

 

Holding our unspoken feelings in, never seems to end well. It comes out someway or another. Being empathic is being able to communicate in the moment; its understanding your peers are a reflection of you so you know there’s no reason to be afraid of communicating honestly.

 

Be empathic, don’t have empathy for others, BE empathy. Be the embodiment of understanding, be a conduit for truth and awareness.
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It’s Time to Grow ~ A Message from Behind the Scenes

Hey Everyone!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

166871_jordand_patch-meditationI want to get straight to the heart of what I need to say. I have been reading comments, listening to what everyone is saying and watching the vibe move in response to what we’re creating with Spirit Science.  I feel you on every point: Both the good and the bad.

Spirit Science is my life, I am in it fully, and I am going to spend my entire life evolving with it. I know that I am not the only one who feels that way, and I know how much it means (or has meant) to everyone out there reading and watching…

We’re trying to expand in a way that is holistic. Never was Spirit Science about the money and never will it be… So then what do we do about resources? And I don’t mean just money, what about cars, locations, or even sound-levitation technology? How would we account for it and make it legal so that we can do it worldwide without getting shut down by “the man”?

Nothing wrong with being a hippy! Lets just be modern ones.

Nothing wrong with being a hippy! Lets just be modern ones with really amazing technology AND completely mindful of ourselves.

Are we supposed to live in the woods and shit in buckets and have NO presence on the internet? That seems opposite to what I’m about… And so, all of us behind the scenes at Spirit Science have been trying to develop some sort of equality-happiness-based-system around a large communal pot of resources – which we, (yes, WE, meaning you too hopefully one day soon!) can decide as a community how the resources are spent.

We have to do it responsibly, I absolutely REFUSE to allow Spirit Science to become about getting resources and hoarding them. They need to be put towards the growth of projects, the health and vitality of the people of planet earth, and evolving our understanding of who we really are.

All of us behind the scenes are working very hard to accomplish that goal… and the truth is, we’re really short on hands.

I hear what everyone is saying about problems within Spirit Science, problems with articles, problems with communication. They are not intentional – everyone here has a good heart, its just that there is more work than what 5 people can handle… and… we’re a little bit sore – because we have opened our hearts to a lot of people in the last 2 years trying to solve this problem, and we have been attacked, stolen from, and emotionally bruised along the way. It has been hard for us to open up again and again, and yet we continue to, and will always continue to open to love.

We can’t do this alone… I can’t do this alone.

We gotta have a solid foundation!

We gotta have a solid foundation!

I hear the cries of you, the people. I want Spirit Science to shine bright. All of us up in Avalon (home base) REALLY want to spend all of our days making content and making things… But alas, we have not had the time. We have spent every waking hour trying to develop some kind of base financial and legal system that will allow us to fund projects and build awesome things for mankind, (including a new social media platform based around projects and quest logs!). This is what makes sense to us as to how to really change the world, and we intent on including everyone in this community bucket.

First, we gotta build it!

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Here’s What You Need To Check The Next Time You Buy Bottled Water

We don’t generally encourage the purchase of bottled water. Manufacturing the bottles is awful for the environment (and we think the environment is awesome!) and the water is usually just tap water from wherever it was bottled.

Often times, bottled water companies steal water in mass quantities from arid communities that live in drought. That’s no fun. That said, I do always keep a pack of bottled water in my car. You never know when you might be stranded somewhere and a little water could mean the difference between life and death. But when I’m stocking my emergency water supply, I check the label on the bottom of the bottles.

Why it’s important to check the labels:

The letters you see in the recycle symbol, like PP and HDP, can tell you a lot about the plastic itself. This is what you need to know:

PET or PETE

The plastic bottles may have leaked metals and chemicals into the water that impact hormonal balance in your body.

HDP or HDPE

Your water is likely the safest out of any type of plastic. it’s the least likely to leak harmful substances into your water.

3V or PVC

Don’t drink it. They release toxic chemicals that impact your hormonal balance.

LDPE

That’s weird, because LDPE is only used to make plastic bags.

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The plastic can leak carcinogenic substances. It’s usually used when producing coffee cups and fast food casings. Also known as Styrofoam.

PC, or simply not labeled at all

It’s likely to contain BPA, an endocrine disruptor. This is most common in sports water bottles and some food containers.

Source: This article was originally featured on SimplyOrganic, and was used with permission from the author.

3 Types Of People You Need To Find In Life

Life is about loving relationships.  More specifically, life is about loving relationships that push you into expansion and help you grow.   While all relationships play a role in our understandings of life and the development of our character, some relationships are just more special than others.

There many different types of relationships you can have in life, but there are a few types that are completely essential to your journey on this planet.  Here are 3 types of people you need to find in life.

1) Your Soul Mate

Your soul mate is the one who you just click with on every level.  There is never any awkwardness, and it’s literally impossible to feel uncomfortable around them.  Their may be fights and arguments, but they are always resolved in a way that strengthens the relationship.  You could spend 3 years away from that person and reunite with them as if nothing has changed because you resonate at every possible level.

When you meet them, you may feel a strange sense of familiarity as if you had chosen to include them in your life prior to even being born.  This strange sense of familiarity often times comes from the fact that you share past lives with this person, and you both chose to come here to go on a mission together.

Contrary to what pop-culture may have you believe, your soul mate is not necessary the opposite sex, and they are not even necessarily a life partner.  They may show up in the form of a mother, a brother or sister, or a best friend.  Every person encounters their soul mate at some point in their life. If you haven’t found them yet, expect to in the future.

2) Your Mirror

Your mirror is the person who tells you things as they are.  They are straight-up honest with you, and don’t care if they hurt your feelings.  But it is because they don’t care about your feelings that enables them to make such a transformative impact on you.

I’m not talking about a jerk here.  I’m talking about a friend that will tell you when you are backsliding, going out of integrity, or are not behaving in a way that you should be.  It’s often the case they you will serve the same role in their life as they do in their life, and for this reason you guys act as a mirror for one another and reflect back areas you need to work on.

You may argue with them more often than is necessary, but beneath your arguments lies a genuine care for one another that can’t be shaken.  Sometimes, we all need someone to call us out when we fail to hold ourselves accountable.

3) Your Guardian

Your guardian is a mentor, a teacher, and a guide.  They provide you with inspiration, encouragement, groundedness, and feedback on your life.  They help coach you through your struggles, naivety, and growth spurts. For some people, their guardian may come in the form of a family member, where for others it may come in the form of a teacher or a coach.

For some, it may come in the form of someone who is not even alive anymore, such as Buddha, Gandhi, or Jesus.  The important thing is that you have someone that you look up to who is always able to inspire you and offer you guidance on your journey.  The more deep you go on your journey, the less personal your guardian will become.

It may start out as a family member or friend, and then after you begin to understand your universality and connection to everything, the moon, earth, and spirit of nature will become your guardian.  Instead a teacher being the one you look to for answers, you will go directly to the Source.

These are three archetypal persons that everyone will benefit from having in their lives.  If you are lucky enough to have them already, fight for them and appreciate them.  If you haven’t encountered them yet, keep working on your own development and the Universe will send them to you when the time is right.

Thanks for reading!

Steven Bancarz,

Team Spirit

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Joe Rogan on Invisible Aliens, String Theory & Collective DMT Dreams

Two of my favourite people Abby Martin and Joe Rogan recently got together to discuss some super interesting topics. Here are just a couple of quotes to tease you. Check out the whole video below.

”It is possible that some advanced beings that exists in these other dimensions…  this is where it gets really crazy! ..might not just be able to come visit us, but they might be here all the time, we just cant detects because we simply don’t have the ability.”

”We look at the idea of a dream like ”oh is just a dream”, but what does that really mean? We don’t exactly know what the f*ck a dream is. We know that we look forward to sleeping, we know that we shut off every night with no hesitation , no ones scared to go to sleep, everyone’s scared to die but no ones scared to go to sleep. And when you shut off and you lose control and you have these crazy memories of these wild things that happen to you ”in your dreams”, it’s quite possible that what that is just a non-physical reality that you’re dipping your consciousness into…”~ Joe Rogan

Kasim Khan – Team Spirit

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