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Perfect is as Perfect Does

This article is going to be a sort of cross between a lesson from a nostalgic movie, a mathematics class, and a fun spirit science cartoon script!

And don’t worry about the math class part, you’ll do fine :)

Forest Gump said ‘stupid is as stupid does’. A lesson from his mom basically saying ‘thats how you know whats stupid. If it acts stupid, it is stupid’ (in this case, she was referring to forest himself..) 

Fibonacci-Spiral-ArtToday I offer you the flip side. Perfect is as perfect does. Now, sure: there is an unattainable ‘perfection’ that we can all strive to be but never actually be. I am not asking you to become a super-being overnight. Rather, I posture the idea that the continual forward motion towards ‘better’, towards ‘connection’ toward ‘clear and open communication’ is in harmony with fibonacci, and therefore is perfect.

Perfect is… as perfect does! There is in fact a science to it! :)

We discussed this idea in this here spirit science episode. Im sure you know the one.

For those of you who are still reading, lean in a little closer, because this is a really good part.

If you have seen this video, or researched it on your own, you know the relationship between phi and fibonacci. One is an infinite, beginning-less perpetual spiral of perfection. The other starts at 1, and continually gets closer and closer to that perfect spiral ratio but never quite hits it…

So what about Pi?

8-flow-of-life-flow-of-pi-cristian-ilies-vasilePi, as you might know, is the ratio of the diameter of a circle to the circumference around it, which comes in at a little over 3.14(ad infinitum). If your new to the concept, read the first 2 sections of this page. (And eveything else you can find that you want to learn about, of course). 

Think of it like the linear distance across vs. the total distance to go from one point, all the way around to the same starting point. One is a male figure (the line), and one is a female figure (the curve… and the circle/sphere, as a whole). To put these together is a blending of relationships.

Blending Phi and Pi as One – The Biwabik Sum

In this article by Gary Meisner, he expands on the relationship between pi, phi, and fibonacci all together as a whole.

Very simply, when you put Pi and Phi together, meaning the following:

1.61803398(…) X 3.14159265(…)

Comes out to

5.08320369 – The 5th number in the fibonacci equation, and a whole lot more.

DSC02892Ed Oberg and Jay A. Johnson have developed a unique expression for the pi-phi product (p?) as a function of the number 2 and an expression they call “The Biwabik Sum,” a function of phi, the set of all odd numbers and the set of all Fibonacci numbers, which you can download a Excel Sheet of right here.

If you can download and open up that document, you will find a very interesting report on the relationships between Pi, Phi, and Fibonacci… There is also an excel file right here which demonstrates the math very thoroughly.

Believe it or not, this is actually the part that relates back to our core idea, “Perfect is as Perfect Does”. Stay with me, I’m doing my best to explain what I know in a way that would be understandable to everyone.

In the document, they write:

It is clear that pi-phi product, the circumference of the proposed Golden Circle, is related to the Golden Ratio, the number two (the only even prime), the set of all odd numbers and the set of all Fibonacci numbers; each member of these two sets making a single appearance in the sum.

Gaias_GiftIn simple terms, these guys were able to plug together a formula using fibonacci and some other meaningful number series that resulted in finding the same Biwabik number that comes up naturally when you put Pi and Phi together.

The reason it works? Because it’s in balance!! The equation of symmetry is present on all sides of the equation. The side of Fibonacci, Pi, and Phi!

They found another way to do it, and quite a cool way indeed. In fact, straight up I don’t understand it nearly as well as they do. I wish that I did, and I am learning… but yeah, I get that there’s actually a lot more about this that I could know, and that excites me greatly!

tool-lateralusAnd that ultimately is my whole point. The process of learning, the process of continually using and expanding your brain, opening your heart, getting closer and closer to perfection IS what is actually perfect in the end.

To practice such is to attain perfection: Not in that your actions are perfect, but that the forward motion and growth emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically is perfect.

Perfect, having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

Perfect, to make (something) completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible.

So you see, perfect is as perfect does.  It is the journey, the motion toward, that is where you find perfection.

Jordan Pearce 

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The Most Isolated Island on Earth Wants Your Help Designing A Self-Sustaining Town

There’s a small island in the middle of the atlantic ocean, completely desolate from everything except for lots of water. The Island, named Tristan da Cunha, was first inhabited back in the 1810′s as an outpost by the British to stop a potential escape by Napolean. When that didn’t happen and the military were called back, a few folk stayed behind to establish life on their beautiful desolate volcanic island.

jgl7rwrrck3n0wso1aqgSo on Tristan da Cunha live a small community of about 270 people who love life so much that when their island volcano exploded in the 60′s, their evacuation to Europe only led them to understand that their personal and connected way of life was way more awesome, and came back to rebuild it. (Yeah, pretty much all of them too).

The name of their town? Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. (no joke.) 

The Tristan Islanders did indeed return to their own simple life before the very eyes of an amazed, dismayed, and somewhat insulted Western World… It was as if our whole ethos and way of life had been put on trial, and had failed.

See, they make everything there. Absolutely everything! They have no choice. Importing and exporting is a chore, considering their lack of airport and single harbor that is only available to use 60 days out of the year. No, instead they grow their food, create their own clothes, and anything else you could imagine. They do it together, in community, and with a genuine love and respect for each other which has allowed them to sustain life there for over 200 years.

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Thanks to a slow trickle of other settlers, Tristan slowly grew into its own tiny community, self-sufficient to the extreme. Without regular contact with the rest of the world, settlers had only themselves and the land to depend on for everything from produce to clothing to materials with which to build boats and homes.

So what’s the problem?

Well, as the modern world is becoming more connected through the internet and other communications technology, the island of Tristan is also in need of some revamping for the 21st Century. Everything from their harbor, to their electricity, to their internet.

And this is where you come in! To coincide with the island’s 200th Anniversary in 2016, the Tristanians are very interested in the ecological transformation of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, and are looking to the modern world for help. Design Teams from around the globe are invited to participate in a design competition that is looking to demonstrate what a self-sustained ecological town of the future could look like and how it could work.

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The competition is seeking innovative, cost-effective approaches for the re-design and consolidation of the Island’s government buildings; initiatives to significantly improve the living standards and performance of residential properties; together with improvements to the Island’s agrarian systems to better support grazing and the year-round growth of fresh produce.

Think you got what it takes? 

Thank you to Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan for her well articulated and longer version article on Gizmodo.

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Missed the Eclipse? Here are the BEST Pictures and Videos!

Featured Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Eclipse-Supermoon-Equinox trifecta has come to pass, our cosmic distillation has now moved into a new cycle where we will begin again with a new story.

The eclipse itself was a sight to behold, and unfortunately many of us on this planet were not able to experience it because we were facing the other direction (through no fault of our own).

In case you missed it, or want to relive the experience, here are some of the BEST taken photographs and videos of the eclipse in action.

Photo: Eric Adams/AP

Photo: Eric Adams/AP  ~      Faeroe Islands

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How to Share a Root Chakra with Everyone

Alright, so we just did this piece here, which very specifically focused on the transformation from friend to partner… and now I would like to expand the fractal to the bigger picture as it relates to everyone, and all of our other relationships that we have.

Brother, Sister, Mother, and Father, Daughter and Son.

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I have found that with many of the people I’ve engaged with, we often find ourselves in one of these categories in relationship to each other. It doesn’t always depend on age either, but more so the wisdom and vibration that someone is emanating in relativity to another.

For example, if you were to meet one of those spiritual-super-kids who constantly acts with a complete whole loving energy to everyone, far better than you or anyone you know… You sort of go into a submissive role, don’t you? You become the listener, the learner, the Daughter or the Son.  This also happens with those who you recognize and acknowledge have a greater sense of understanding when it comes to any particular area that they excel at. 

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How to Share A Root Chakra with your Partner

This morning, I find myself contemplating some really big concepts and trying to wrestle and wrangle how things are supposed to fit together properly…

yinyangIt only makes sense that our supreme form beyond the physical is both a combination of Male and Female energy, in complete union with each other, able to ebb and flow freely with each other in a dance of cosmic light.

And while this concept may seem airy fairy, let me bring it down to the earth and make it physical.

I see relationships failing everywhere I look. It has got to the point where I am truly coming to recognition with the state of the world, there are not many lasting relationship that happen beyond the borders of “Partner and Lover”, that realm of intimacy where two souls collide and become one.

Typically, the most stable relationships that are formed are in the realms of the casual:  ”Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, Daughter and Son”. When I say those, I mean them more as descriptions of the energy. Two best friends could have a real brotherly energy without needing to be brothers. Sometimes you might find a mentor and the two of you have a healthy parent-sibling relationship without actually being genetically related.

So when two come together to be partners and they do cross into that realm of intimacy, it seems to me like there is a chaotic struggle that happens in the root chakra at some point.  You see, this is a shared intimacy with another being that is shared at the root: The base foundational level of existence.

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Using the word “Chakras” right

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I just wanted to write a quick piece to get this thought out there…

I feel this idea that we need to get the terminology (or more importantly, the vibe) right if we want to keep using some of these words in the communities that consider themselves “new age” or spiritual in some way.  Continue reading