New Book-Surviving Depression in a Depressing World, An Ecological Perspective.

My new book is now published and available here in Paperback and Kindle
This book provides a fresh perspective on the exponential rise in depression and suicide in modern western society. It’s an alternative book for alternative people who  have tried conventional medicine or who aren’t interested in treating depression with allopathic options, and who are open to trying other options. Scientists have studied depression is in fact a normal response to a global environmental destruction, with growing scientific peer reviewed papers that confirm our degrading environment affects our mental health. There is an urgent need for humanity to reconnect with nature and change society to become more environmentally friendly. The author offers advice on how to manage depression better with nutritional advice and controversial health hacks, recommended lifestyle changes including learning the art of living after surviving grief, deep trauma, and loss.
The aim is to help the reader see their depression as a calling to look within, connect with their truer inner being and begin to nurture themselves spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Furthermore, this book invites the reader to consider their own place in human evolution and redefine their lost purpose to one that is more aligned to Ecology than to Western Materialism, to become self-empowered, not a victim of depression. We look at talk therapies and radical new alternative therapies for managing depression in a challenging world.
Contents-
Introduction
Poem-Faithful Black Dog
Chapter One- I am Not my Story
Poem-The Exiled Dissidents
Chapter Two-Corporate devolution vs Ecology
Poem-My Friend, My Shadow
Chapter Three-A Brief History of Depression
Poem-The Thief
Chapter Four- The Art of Living
Poem-The Heart’s Compass
Chapter Five- Gluten Free Living, Health the Gut, Heal the Mind
Poem-Patented Flower in a Planet Sized Laboratory
Chapter Six- Health Hacks to Avoid Inflammation and Depression
Poem-Beat Your Drum
Chapter Seven- A Look at Different Talk Therapies
Poem-Illusions of Polarities
Chapter Eight- The Therapeutic Benefits of Entheogens and CBD oil
Poem–Merging Galaxies
Chapter Nine- The Noosphere, Consciousness and Biosphere
Poem-Love
99951 word count
414 pages

by C S

Author of

The Silent Ecocide 

Surviving Depression in a Depressing World, an Ecological Perspective

Carlita is an independent environmental journalist and project developer who provides information overlooked by mainstream journalism funded by political agendas, since Carlita has worked closely with indigenous groups in Latin America for the last fifteen years.

 

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The World’s Worst Oil Spills, Ramifications & Amazing Alternative Solutions.

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map courtesy of infogram

Last year marked a record breaking year for the amount of oil extracted globally, between 98,000 and 100,000 barrels of oil are taken from the Earth per day. All the manufactured wars on terrorism provide the rich with as much cheap oil as they can control across the globe. As oil makes oil barons and their political stakeholders millions in profit per year, there is very little consideration given to environmental consequences or health risks when there are grand scale oil spills.

Forty miles off the Louisiana coastline, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank on the 22nd of April 2010 and caused one of the largest scale oil spills in the US, stretching over 1,100 square miles, while BP oil made several unsuccessful attempts to cap and plug the blown hole. Over 2.5 million gallons a day were pouring out into the Gulf ocean causing ecocide until the well was capped on July 15, 2010. No one ever investigated why it had to take almost three months to plug and the devastation of sea life still hasn’t quite recovered 6 years on let alone the fishing economy, thousands of people lost work and property value. When there are large scale oil spills like this where toxic dispersants are also used afterwards, the toxicity in the water can cause outbreaks of flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus which causes dangerous infections, it does not reflect well on the oil companies and government departments responsible for ensuring public safety and addressing serious public health concerns and this has been a regular problem with outbreaks in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill. Records kept by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of cases of Vibriosis nearly doubled between 2008 and 2012 – rising from 588 to 1,111.

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Satellite Image for reuse, public domain, Wikipedia images.

Then on January the 19th, 1991, the worlds largest oil spill occurred, over 380-520 million gallons of oil were released into the Arabian Gulf/Kuwait, Persian Gulf by Iraqi military who opened the valves of the oil pipes to try and prevent the US marines from landing to start war and claim control of the pipeline, this resulted in the largest oil spill in the last few decades and complete ecocide of the Persian Gulf ocean with over 4 inches of oil slick resting just on the surface spread out over a distance of 4000 square miles.

Then there was the Exxon Valdez supertanker which collided with a reef just off the Alaskan coast on march the 4th, in 1989 causing over 11 million gallons of crude into Prince William Sound and killing thousands of seabirds, marine mammals and ocean life.

These are just a few, in total there have been ten major oil spills globally since 1989, not including hundreds of smaller ones. Before 1989 the last major spills there were ten more large scale spills stretching back to 1979, which would mean writing a very long list according to the first map, there have been 4,500,000 over just 50 years, that doesn’t include statistics of smaller scale spills especially in developing countries in South America where much of these spills happen in the Amazon rain forest which stretches over Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru, these countries are areas where such spills are not even noticed by the media, yet this is where thousands of oil spills have occurred over the last few decades decimating one of the most bio- diverse areas of forest in the world. Texaco-Chevron started drilling in 1963. Chevron saved money by intentionally by-passing environmental risk protocols which would have been normal legal procedure in the USA. In the process they destroyed the area of the Ecuadorian rain forest affecting five indigenous tribes and polluting their ancestral land and rivers with billions of gallons of oil and waste water over a number of years, waste that went into the Amazon Rivers and land surface, instead of pumping it back underground. These methods are deemed sub-standard and toxic to human and environmental health around the world.

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Photo by Caroline Bennett, (public domain for reuse courtesy of Rain forest Network on Flickr).

As a result during 1993, indigenous Ecuadorians took Texaco-Chevron to court over environmental and health damages after they had become victims of an on-going long-endured oil disaster, the likes of which had never been seen before: Compensation and environmental restoration still has not been received despite 18 years of legal battles with the people of Ecuador – some 30,000 indigenous people and mestizo (mixed ancestry) settlers.

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Photo copyright of author Carlita Shaw, 2012, Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Ecuadorian plaintiffs accused Texaco-Chevron, of dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic waste water and spilling about 17 million gallons of crude oil into the rain forest during its operations in Ecuador from 1964 to 1990. These illegal actions contaminated the soil, groundwater, rivers and streams in the area and this is still causing cancer, horrible congenital defects and abortions among the indigenous population, it was called the rain forest Chernobyl. Another reason why oil spills are so commonplace in Ecuador is that they are carried out on purpose because there are insurance claims available and money for “cleaning up the spill”. Also official statistics of world oil spills do not truly account for the sheer scale of true spills unaccounted for in developing countries where some governments have hidden them if they were not too noticeable by outsiders.

Most people are unaware that Petroleum contains traces of Uranium according to the Geological Survey Professional Paper 356 B, Uranium and Other Trace Elements in Petroleum and Rock Asphalts by Kenneth G. Bell published in 1960, investigations were done in testing the crude oil uranium content at Table Mountain in Utah, USA and at Temple Mountain, Utah, scientists reported uranium contents of 32,000; 30,000; 50,000; and 67,000 ppb (parts per billion) for samples of crude oil extracted from sand stones in the region. This is one example, uranium content in this area was higher than in most crude oils, the concentration of which depends on the geology of where the drilling and extraction is. However, the point is, when there is an oil rig drilling daily or when you have a gas station even where you are filling up your car, oil still leaks into the ground and over time uranium deposits accumulate contaminating the soil and water table, this in turn builds up to radiation levels that can potentially cause environmental and health risks. So with this in mind and taking another look at the USA map below showing over 3000 oil spills, it’s a serious human health and environmental health problem and cancer in those areas but it is never ever talked about in the media or by politicians.

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There have been over 3000 oil and gas spills in the USA since 2010. Google map layers, public domain.

The Solution

The alternative to cars running on oil are the current new market of water based hydrogen fuel cell cars, there are several to choose from, one made by Genepax in 2011 could run on seawater and green tea even before Fukushima happened. Another two Japanese cars have been launched by Honda and Toyota, and the Honda car can travel 400 miles before needing 3 minute charging at stations and can provide power from the fuel cell for a domestic house also, possibly based on Stanley Meyers original designs before he died. General Motors and Mercedes-Benz are expected to enter the market in 2017. Ford, Nissan and Volkswagen also are developing electric-drive cars fueled by hydrogen gas. South Korean automaker Hyundai has also produced a hydrogen fuel cell car. In 2014, members of the Pakistani parliament, scientists, and students alike watched in awe as Waqar Ahmad, a Pakistani engineer, successfully demonstrated a hydrogen fuel cell powered car in Islamabad. With just one liter of water, Ahmad claims that a 1000 cc car could cover a distance of 40 km, or a motorbike could travel 150 km.

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Solar powered vehicle on display, (courtesy of Flickr, image for reuse by J.Ross 2008)

If you live in a country where there is lots of sun, you might consider instead a solar powered car, some of which can run for thousands of miles. Even more innovative is a solar powered road. Five years ago Scott Brusaw from California, USA, gave a talk with Ted Talks, presenting the ‘Solar Roadway Project’, which is a project where ‘green’ Engineers have been working to produce solar-powered roads and cars that could even provide power for homes and businesses and eventually villages and towns. The Australian world Solar Challenge is a competition that takes place yearly and recently was won by a Dutch Solar company named Eindhoven, which has built a solar-powered vehicle called ‘Stella’ and which is designed for families and traveled over 3000 miles across Australia without any problems.

The alternatives are already here, that is not the issue, the problem is the need for people to campaign to politicians (the most influential of which are stakeholders in oil and gas reserves), for the infrastructure to be built in order to support clean vehicle alternatives. This is even more reason for people to campaign and push for alternative infrastructures to be put in place for cleaner energy cars that have been made available to the public; the only reason they are not being used by everyone is because there is pressure by politicians and oil companies to repress recharging stations being built in every single town or city globally. There is a global systematic pressure from oil stakeholders in politics to prevent these alternatives but if local communities start campaigning and pressuring for stronger infrastructures this will help empower people to choose for themselves and make the transition from oil to cleaner alternatives easier.

by Carlita Shaw
Author, Deep Ecologist

The Silent Ecocide, a crisis of human consciousness

The Escazu Agreement – environmental and human rights

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Image Source Amnesty International South America

Well over due in a time when in South America the death rate and torture of environmental activists is the highest anywhere in the world, I have personally witnessed the wrongful imprisonment, torture, loss and deaths of many of my colleagues to this and although this is a step forward, it is still very much a painful reality in Latin America. The article below comes from Amnesty International. I hope that this helps those of us who have given our lives to this cause, however it will not replace the freedom lost by those currently imprisoned or bring back the hundreds of thousands that have died  for defending the protection of nature.

”Twelve countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have signed the Escazu Agreement into an important victory for the environment and human rights that should inspire the rest of the region to follow its example, Amnesty International said today.
Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia and Uruguay have signed the treaty today, at the first opportunity, at the beginning of the meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, while the Dominican Republic and Haiti have also committed to signing in the next few hours.
“As the first regional environmental treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Escazú Agreement sets a historic precedent to guarantee the right of all people to a clean and healthy environment, making sure that all voices can be heard when it is time to take important decisions that affect us all, “said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director of Amnesty International.
“The leadership of the twelve countries that have signed the agreement today should serve as inspiration for the rest of the region and the world. We urge all other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to follow their example without delay, for the survival and well-being of current and future generations. ”
Adopted on March 4, 2018 in San Jose, Costa Rica, by representatives of 24 countries including Ecuador, the treaty implements Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration, adopted at the Earth Summit in 1992, by establishing safeguards for access rights to the information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. The agreement also imposes specific obligations to protect from threats and attacks to people who defend human rights related to the environment, to investigate and punish any aggression against these people, and to guarantee their rights to life and personal integrity, as well as the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, movement, expression and association.
“The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in history that includes specific provisions to protect those who defend the environment, setting an example for the entire world. It represents a vital opportunity to establish accountability for human rights violations related to the environment, “Erika Guevara Rosas continued.
“But the mere signing of the Treaty is not enough. The signatory countries must ratify it now without delay and take concrete measures to ensure that it lives up to its ambitious ideals and that decisions on the environment truly reflect the opinions, needs and rights of the people most affected. ”
As of today, the 33 states of Latin America and the Caribbean have the opportunity to sign the agreement at the UN headquarters in New York. To enter into force, at least 11 countries must sign and ratify it before September 27, 2020.”—Amnesty International.

Walk with Nature – Part 1

 

“There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.” -Leo Tolstoy.

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There are alternative energy and alternative fuel solutions to replace oil and nuclear power already in existence, such as the waterfuel cell cars currently on the market courtesy of Stan Myers, Genepax, Honda, Hyunda and Toyota, there are compressed air cars, solar cars and electric cars as well as biofuel cars. There are technologies, concepts and initiatives presented in older articles in my blog which are being implemented and those who are implementing them are the new bridge builders from an old, out-dated paradigm to a new way of being with one another and with planet Earth.

There are many alternative technologies and concepts which connects those of us that are making lifestyle changes to have less of a human imprint on the environment or other species, we are the seeds of change. Hope is with those of us who are pioneers of crypto-currencies, open-source software and alternative energy pioneers and designers of alternative natural capital and green economic systems.

Hope is with those of us who have built or are forming alternative conscious communities. Hope is with those of us who are relocating to places where we can have more control over these choices and create new societies, until the waves of the collective consciousness are strong enough to make the leap of faith to a more holistic, unified humanity, living harmoniously with Planet Earth. Hope is kept alive through individuals and communities willing to take action internally and externally for the good of the Earth. We cannot sit back and wait for someone else to take responsibility or we will be complicit in this silent ecocide.

A gradual development of strong community systems locally and worldwide for sustainable living methods will give us an expanding autonomy from the matrix of dependence and slavery that people find themselves in when they do start the unfolding towards truth and harmony. Oligarchic suppression has had imperialistic and fascist clutches globally with its obsession with short-term profits beyond the margins of the Earth’s natural resources.

Individuals have begun to question the true motivations of the international oligarchic agenda to control food, medicines and our health and education choices. while more paid taxes is government money misspent and  perpetually invested in war, rather than education, environmental issues, or making our cities, communities, energy and food resources sustainable. Public transparency is required for anyone who regulates government spending of taxes without public consultation, usually though it is spent on military and black projects. We, the people need to take back control, creating more transparency for the public and constant regulation of where people’s taxes are spent, what other ways can we change the severely corrupt system going on within the vaults of closed government departments?

We need transparency on so many levels and we need to completely restructure the system, politically, socially and economically. But instead of this, surveillance on civilians is increased and everything is being done to decrease regulations on present governments, elite and corporations, protecting their power interests and giving them further privileges that elevate their status to a place which is above the law.

“Never forget that no government has wealth of its own to spend. The money has to come from taxation, monetary inflation, or debt expansion that must be paid later. And government’s spending choices will always be uneconomic relative to how society would use that wealth. That is to say, the money will be wasted.”– Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.”

Equality can be integrated into new sustainable communities by evolving a non-judgmental way of being and working with one another. Equality builds trust, whereas hierarchical and religious structures create a climate of mistrust, domination and fear, fragmenting and dis-empowering individuals and communities. We can adapt to our changing environment by withdrawing ourselves as ‘currency’ from the archaic systems of power and educate ourselves to the self empowerment phase where we become responsible for ourselves. We can do this by simply no longer ”buying” into this system and making lifestyle and ethical choices to consciously act and live more sustainably and respectfully towards one another and the Earth.

Humanity is evolving faster than the capitalist machine that it has been coerced into an existence of servitude, therefore in order to survive economic and environmental changes, we must learn to take responsibility for ourselves, to create new sustainable systems. During the current global ´´economic collapse´´, there is an opportunity for us to create a sustainable economy that is within the means of the Earth’s natural resources, this would be natural capital which could have the power to enrich previously poor countries and wipe off world debt as well as making people treat nature with more respect as some people unfortunately have to put a financial value on things in order to respect those things. If this is the only way we can get some people to respect Nature, then so be it. See my earlier article on Financial Collapse & Solutions in Natural Economy, Decentralization & Community Managed Natural

Despite our planet accommodating nearly seven billion people, it is a myth that over-population is the main reason for straining the Earth’s natural resources. More than half of the world’s population lives on less than a dollar a day – this is the half that the west has turned into slave nations via international trading treaties, commissions and biotechnology companies controlling the world’s food, outsourcing production in these conveniently disposable slave nations.

There are more than five billion people who live with little access to adequate shelter, clean water, food, education or health care. The remaining western world puts the biggest strain on the planet. Yet, we can switch our economy to one based on value of biodiversity and natural capital, and wipe off third world debt and new wealth would be instilled in the world’s currently poorest nations in the form of the natural capital which they sit on. Energy and agricultural systems would become more sustainable, when we do eventually start to use more exotic alternative energy systems domestically and industrially, we will have more than enough resources for mankind.

While governments conveniently ignore alternative solutions and their official departments presently mismanage resources via centralised power structures, we will continue to have disparity and poverty.

Looking back at ancient agricultural systems, before resources were controlled by distant powers, we survived very well with localised ecological farming techniques, this is what we can breathe new life into. If every community put local resources and manpower into this, we could still build bridges as a step in the right direction, without having to wait for governments to change. If every family had an acre or more of land in which to grow their own food, we would not know starvation. We, the people, have a right to take back management of local natural resources such as water and crops in a sustainable and localised way. Money, greed and centralisation of global power over natural resources is strained and volatile. The present centralisation of power creates the illusion that natural resources are scarce, solely because governments profit from this illusion.

Overpopulation myths are used as one of many veils to perpetuate unethical world debt, trading sanctions and exploitative land laws along with other excuses for orchestrated genocides as means to sponsor wars. The problem is ‘centralisation’ of natural resources and power and the fiercely guarded secret that humanity sits upon powerful advanced energy technology and chemical-free rain engineering technology to make rain where there are deserts, See my Interview with Trevor James Constable, the Cosmic Pulse of Life    .  Governments profit from pollution and drought, water is the next blue gold. This advanced technology can provide every single human being with abundant clean water, fertile soil, sustainable food sources and free energy.

While the oligarchic elite, vehemently guard control of their central power, it can only result in an accelerating ecological imbalance and human suffering with ecocidal and genocidal consequences.  It is logical to say that this ship is sinking, when those in charge of navigating it, are only interested in the lives of its passengers, they care only for profit and are not acting with any morality or ecological values for Earth or human kind. It is the perfect illustration that financial greed has outgrown itself to the point of destruction – a sure sign that human values need to change.

Unfortunately, people in western society are unlikely to do anything about this unless it starts to affect their quality of life.  As for the oligarchy, it will be a long time before they begin to feel the pinch, since they are extremely wealthy and control everything, so they are highly unlikely to make any changes. Those of us who are experiencing the full blow of the current environmental crisis are most likely the poorest and the rural indigenous in developing nations who are paying with their daily lives. The fisherman and farmers are already feeling the effects, indigenous land defenders are immediate targets and victims, they are courageous and continue to stand up against adversity even if it means death, and that while governments are suppressing sustainable technologies that could transform fuel, energy and water into abundant resources.

Capitalism as it is at present, can no longer survive the way in which it is currently driving consumerism and management of global resources and finances. Centralisation of natural resources makes people in poor countries poorer, it allows the Western world to unjustly outsource to produce slaves in slave nations and exploit natural resources in developing countries. These are the unethical products of Capitalism from which we must move away. We must avoid other previous political ‘isms’ that have carried destructive elements of fascism, and which do not nurture self-empowerment of the individual and the community. There has to be a balance.

To be continued….

by

Carlita Shaw

Author of
The Silent Ecocide,
a crisis of human consciousness.

 

The Ecology of Consciousness – Part 2

 ”Repression of the ecological unconscious is the deepest root of many of the psychological, social, ecological, spiritual, and physical problems in contemporary industrial society. Ecocidal policies do not only attack and devastate ‘external’ nature but our ‘internal’ natures as well. This is why deep ecology is about ‘Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind’‘ – Theodore Roszak

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Istak, a Shiwiar medicine man, teaching us about the plants, Amazon rainforest Ecuador, August 2012. Copyright Carlita Shaw

Indigenous people have always had a natural understanding of our connection to the Earth and a deep respect for Nature. However, we have distanced ourselves from Nature through the rise and development of technology and industry in western civilization. Eco-psychology is an important aspect of deep ecology, which was originally founded much earlier, some say in the 1970s with the work of Arne Naess. However, if we look at the many indigenous cultures, their stories and philosophies are expressions of deep ecology, they are connected profoundly with the subtle aspects of nature and the cosmos.

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John Muir at Yosemite.  Yosemite Online.

The emergence of environmental conservation and eco – psychology is the closest we have in western civilization to understanding the importance of our connection with nature. Though the concepts of environmental conservation and importance of ecology can be seen to have emerged from earlier, as in the 1800s, when John Muir, the American naturalist, writer and conservationist, founded the Sierra Club and Yosemite National Park. He saw even then, the encroaching dangers of industrialisation on the natural environment. The 1960s were an important contribution to the evolution of these concepts, because the development of peace and social justice, gave strength to the environmental movement and the work of people like Rachel Carson and her book ‘The Silent Spring’ which was published in 1962, is a key book that gave rise to principles in deep ecology. It was one of the first books to educate the public on the concepts of ecosystems and how they connect us to our environment in terms of human health and environmental health, those being one and the same thing. It was one of the most profound books on my university reading list and perhaps that is why it has partly inspired the title of this book.

Whatever toxins we release into the environment inevitably affect species, ecosystems and eventually come back to us as health problems through ecological cycles. When we pollute the environment, what we do to the environment, in turn affects us, as we are our environment, yet the majority of people wish to ignore this important reality.
Deep ecological principles have had some strong criticism in the past, including that of being a movement which hates humanity. That is just one opinion. A fresh perspective is needed. Quantum science is a fast developing field connected to deep ecology, in the sense that humans are still evolving mentally and on a consciousness level rather than biologically. It is even possible that our cell biology can still change or be affected by a shift in consciousness.

Even today, there are countless cases of  people who have cured themselves of fatal illnesses, disease or cancerous tumours by working through previous misconceptions about themselves and were able to heal and cure themselves, are they tapping into the quantum field for healing? We have not stopped evolving, what we are doing to our environment, we are doing to ourselves, we need to respond to this with a shift in our human understanding that the environmental crisis is an indication that human consciousness has to change.

We could see this present time as a wake-up call and a chance to make changes internally and externally, in terms of learning from our mistakes, rather than being hateful to humanity. It is a true and popular analogy among environmentalists that we are like a cancer on earth at the moment; though with all illness and diseases, it is usually an indication that we need to re-evaluate how we live our lives on this planet. So just like when we get sick we need to change how we nourish ourselves internally, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically, we must do the same and change the way in which we live with the Earth.

We can seize this time as an opportunity to review our relationship with what we previously saw as a separate environment, and nurture a better understanding, respect and love of ourselves in terms of birthing a new a perspective on ecology at a spiritual level.

Many of us feel anger and grief with the rapid environmental destruction that human greed is causing; when channelled optimally, we can use that anger and grief in a constructive way, to motivate ourselves to create change and take action. By embracing a more sustainable and ecological lifestyle, we create self-empowerment, confidence, nurturing inner nourishment and a connection with nature that gives us inner peace.

The scientist James Lovelock used to work for NASA and during the 1960s, he started working on the Gaia Hypothesis, this showed scientifically and ecologically that Earth is an organism made up of ecological units that act synchronistically to create this Planet-sized super-organism. Human consciousness is an ecological issue because we need to evolve human consciousness to understand that all life on Earth has a consciousness, an energy that flows through all biological forms, that is just as powerful as our own and we all share this connection, it doesn’t matter how complex or simple the life forms appear, they all share the same energy that flows through them, which I refer to as consciousness.

Dr. Ashok Khosla, president of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) has taken this study a step further to bring people’s attention to show that all life forms have some level of consciousness and how deeply intrinsically human consciousness affects all life on this planet. He gave a demonstration to show this with an electromagnetic experiment on plants.

How does the electro-magnetic plant device work? Based upon a device originally developed by Volney Mathison back in the 1940’s, it works by using a Wheatstone bridge, which is an ultra-sensitive circuit that can detect the slightest change of electrical resistance in the plants and translate them through sounds or lights also connected to the circuit. These electrical signals may be one millionth of a volt.

All living organisms, whether mammals, amphibians, or plants, have subtle electrical signals running through them. In humans, the brain communicates through the nervous system to control organs, our brains, limbs and sight, using weak electrical charges. As recounted by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird in their 1973 book ”The Secret Life of Plants”, several different scientists had conducted such experiments. You connect two receivers of the circuit, one to the root of the plant and the second to a leaf. They then connect the meter to a trigger, a voltage-controlled synthesiser or similar device. The change in the plant’s electrical resistance controls the pitch, volume and filtering if the measurements are translated through sound synthesis, as the plant responds to what it is sensing in its external environment and what is happening around it.

Research has found that plants react to their surroundings and they also communicate with one another. Light, water, sound, and even emotional energy within a room that a plant is placed in, all cause significant alterations to the plant’s electrical current. As Dr Ashok Khosla, explains that each plant also has its own unique sound signature, or its own ‘song’. Now that people are beginning to understand how plants read and respond to their environment, we begin to understand that plants have a kind of consciousness as they even react to what we are going to do before we do it, or to our emotions, many experiments have shown this.

Norman Lederman was the true pioneer of reading plants that way and he put on the world’s first live plant concert in quadraphonic sound, at the Kreeger Music Building’s, McDonald Recital Hall back on April 17th, 1974.
Suzanne Simard, forest ecologist at the University of British Columbia has been studying old trees in forest ecosystems and how they communicate with other trees through root systems. These ‘Grandmother’ trees transport nutrients through root systems, to younger trees when they need it. How does an older tree know when a younger tree needs these nutrients? It is a complex system of chemical communication through their roots and a giant network of fungi, some of which are mycorrhizal fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with these trees. The whole of the forest is connected by this network of fungal threads and Simard’s research reveals that when a Grandmother Tree is cut down, the survival rate of the younger members of the forest is diminished.

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Standing under a great grandmother Ceiba tree of the Amazon rainforest, they can live up to several thousand years, a tree that is essential in supporting the younger trees in the forest. Copyright Carlita Shaw

This interactive communicating community of trees, are not just using chemical signals, but also an awareness of consciousness, of sensing in their way, what is going on in their external environment, an environment to which they are deeply connected both biologically and on sensory levels which we are still trying to understand. This is even more reason why it is important to preserve ancient trees in forest ecosystems.

There is some pioneering research being done with plant consciousness which will eventually help us advance our own level and understanding of the field of consciousness and our connectivity to all living beings, especially if we begin to realise that despite plants being seen as lower or simple life forms, they are in fact very complex and respond to our thoughts and feelings as they respond to other plants and animals around them. If plants display this level of consciousness, we have not only greatly misunderstood plants, but have even more so deeply misunderstood animal intelligence, sentience and consciousness and our cruel exploitation and abuse of animals is even more unjustifiable.

The Heart Math Institute has shown how the human heart and brain act as radio transmitters and receivers affecting and being affected by other energy fields. We emit a large toroidal energy field generated from our hearts beating and we are affected by Electromagnetic Energy of the synthetic and organic kind, everything is made up of electromagnetic energy and everything generates an electromagnetic pulse and field. We are even affected by synthetic electromagnetic energy, given out by mobile phone towers and satellite systems, it has been shown in recent scientific studies that the cells of plants and trees are negatively affected by signals from mobile phones and phone towers. The electromagnetic waves of present communication and man-made sonar systems are affecting wildlife in many detrimental ways, including the navigational abilities of whales, dolphins, birds and bees which could explain why they have been dying in significant numbers due to this form of electromagnetic vibrational and noise pollution.

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The Heart is 100,000 times stronger electrically and 5,000 times stronger magnetically than that of the Brain. For public domain by the HeartMath Institute.

When we look at how everything that is alive also has an intelligent consciousness flowing through it, this reminds us of quantum physics again, because we are seeing that when we observe a particle, it behaves differently, that means that either the particle itself is displaying some form of consciousness, being conscious that we are observing it or our very observation of it changes its behaviour. Ancient indigenous concepts teach us that we can begin to heal the more fundamental alienation, between our lost connection with the natural environment and our ancient tribal knowledge. We as humans can re-establish this relationship with nature and the cosmos as one being and not separate entities. That is a true form of ecological spiritual rebirth that indigenous people understand as cosmo-vision which can also be facilitated and augmented by entheogen plant medicine.

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Cosmovision artist Anderson Debernardi, Sinfonia Shamanica, 2010, oil on canvas, 71 x 91 cm, http://www.debernardivision.com

Deep Ecology is a blend of certain ancient indigenous concepts with modern concepts. We are part of the Earth’s consciousness and she is part of the sacred feminine and masculine, the deeper fabric of our consciousness in the web all life that flows through all beings. The corporatisation of the political world has become unethical and careless, ignoring its responsibility to protect the planet. Unconsciously, some of us take on this violence imposed on the Earth, internalizing it. Those of us who are aware of this, are carrying the burden of responsibility, grief, guilt and loss, especially when we see ecocide unfolding on a daily basis with destruction of key ecosystems such as our forests and oceans.

At the other extreme, some of us have become so desensitized to this that the easiest option is denial. We need to find ways to understand why we are feeling powerless to affect the overwhelming crisis in which we are living.
We each have a responsibility to expand our understanding of ourselves in relation to nature in the modern world, but with acceptance of the ancient indigenous beliefs, that all life is sacred and intrinsically affected by our actions, and our thoughts. Only then will we evolve and start living more ecologically on the Earth. Implementing sustainability and human sovereignty isn’t just a human right, it’s a necessity, as well as a necessary way for Earth’s resources to be managed within Nature’s natural carrying capacity.

Many experts around the world are working towards reclaiming lost and ancient indigenous knowledge. Through transformation power of these concepts and how reclaiming the spiritual ecology with our connection with Gaia, Pacha Mama, Madre Tierra, Mother Earth and Cosmos are a step towards creating and mapping a new more harmonious world and reality. Some ways in which to connect with Nature on a deeper level, are to work with the plant teachers through ancient medicinal entheogens with a highly experienced Indigenous Shaman. Other ways to reconnect with Nature is simply being in Nature as much as one possibly can.

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Author of
The Silent Ecocide,
a crisis of human consciousness.

The Connection between Depression & Environmental Degradation

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The above diagram shows the ecological and biological relationships between human illness and environmental pollutants. .

According to the World Health Organization, depression is now one of the most common health burdens in the world today, next to cardio vascular disorders and cancer. Major depression is a persistent severe condition and a very costly disorder in terms of lost efficiency at work, industrial accidents, high demand of bed use in hospitals, expense of treatment, state benefits, and personal suffering. Another alarming statistic from WHO is that up to 1 million people commit suicide annually, (Solomon et al., 2000).

Most qualified therapists who treat depression are not in a position to admit that yes we do in fact live in a depressing world, some might secretly share that opinion but their function is to focus on diagnosing imbalanced mental and emotional states and getting the patient to become more in touch with their truer feelings, to facilitate supporting them and treating them to be able to function again in the everyday world.

After a century of scientific research, there is actually no conclusive evidence of one single cause of depression and there are no single biological tests that can be taken to diagnose depression, therefore psychiatrists rely on non-specific forms and symptoms such as fatigue, hopelessness, problems sleeping and anxiety, but only some psychiatrists who have an in-depth knowledge of immunology are aware that problems with the immune system plays a large role in affecting brain chemistry as well as body chemistry, in this way we can see how diet and environmental pollution can affect depression on a biological level.

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The degree of depression also depends on the individual’s history, biological profile and environmental and circumstantial factors, there is also a growing body of scientific research in journals published since the early 1990s that shows depression is correlated with immune system activity, which is responsible for the production of cytokines which influence brain function, if there are problems with the immune system, this usually causes chemical imbalances in the brain. Lymph cells can also be found in the brain, in addition to the gut being the largest area that also serves as part of the immune system, therefore, if you do suffer from depression it would also be beneficial for you to make some lifestyle changes especially with eating habits to help boost your immune system.

The Western view of treating mental illness as a separate issue from everything else that is going on in the body is slowly changing over the last 20 years as scientists start to understand that the immune system greatly influences the brain chemistry and the immune system is affected by environmental factors. In Eastern medicine, the brain and the body are not separated in medicine and treatment is more holistic and successful.

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The increased level of air pollution and toxins in our food and water are also a sign that Western society would benefit from becoming more holistic and sustainable. We are our environment, physically and mentally, and if we already treat the environment like a dumping ground, how does this reflect our current state of consciousness, let alone our physical health? It is no wonder the rise in cancer and autoimmune illnesses are so high, we treat the environment like one big open garbage can and experimental laboratory.

At the peak of a technical boom, in a time when we have more wealth controlled by 1 percent of the elite, we also have more poverty. It feels like there is no such thing as homogenized progress in what we call civilization, most progress we have made is only with technology and not much of that is being used to help the problems of the planet, it’s mainly being used to control humanity or experiment with the fabric of time and space.

Anyone that is not deeply saddened by current global events are either in denial or very disconnected from the Earth and their true nature. It’s actually a sign of a healthily functioning human being, to be depressed in such times, it shows awareness and caring. The problem is that the undiagnosed mental illness of psychopathy and denial (of people in government and of people who hold positions of power), accompanied by an obsession with making money and controlling humanity as a priority above the cost of nature, ecocide, human life, the suffering of others and species extinction. It appears at times that to be in a position of power, the main qualification is a lack of sentience, empathy and complete disregard for nature accompanied by greed for money.

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There are wonderful things that capitalism has done for people, independent artists and musicians, technological developments, innovations and pioneers, but we also need to apply innovation and change to societies systems to develop more holistic and environmentally friendly ones, because society currently has a toxic and predatory nature that we could do without in modern capitalism This has created our collective dysfunctional ideas and beliefs about ourselves in relation to nature and other species in the human unconscious. There is a great deal of ecological ignorance and misunderstanding of environmental science, if we were all well-informed, I doubt we would be in such an environmental crisis.

In some approaches to treating and understanding depression relating to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gestalt Therapy, depression is understood as an adaptive process to a stressful environment, in most cases the patient has withdrawn themselves in various ways from engaging in a world, (a world that is rather malfunctional).

Personally, I like Jeff Foster’s view on depression which is the need for the individual to conserve energy, to withdraw and take a deep rest. The only problem is we also need to function in order to work, pay our bills and keep up with the rent, but we cannot argue with the subconscious needs and sometimes, that takes a higher priority so we have to figure out ways to see that depression is our inner selves requiring more in-depth self-awareness, holistic healing and strengthening of the body and mind in order to regain function in the world.

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Ecologists look at different biological and abiotic systems mainly related to ecosystems and how they work in relation to one another and if one becomes dysfunctional how that affects other ecosystems and species. From a deep ecological perspective depression is an indication that human understanding of itself in relation to the natural world, needs to change, since we lack respect for our environment and are polluting it at alarming rates, it is no wonder that autoimmune diseases and depression has risen statistically with industrial and technological development developing more toxic chemicals and pollution.

Though the academic books, journals and no doctor will ever diagnose a single cause of depression, immunology has identified that the immune system is a big factor and since the gastrointestinal tract is the largest immune organ in the body exposed to pathogens, from what we put into our body, we need to take into account that environmental pollutants, and chemical toxicity in our food can cause autoimmune problems too. This in turn causes other symptoms of an over active immune system and depression is a product of biological symptoms related to these factors, therefore a healthy external environment would reduce these influences and biological factors that can influence the rise in depression globally too. Most people do not connect the increase in external pollution, chemicals in water and food as an additional cause to the global rise in depression but we are our environment and this is one indication of this fact. We have actually gone over the limit of environmental and industrial pollution from pesticides and industrial waste so that even places where organic food is grown is still at risk of some sort of soil, air, or water contamination that affects our food sources and therefore our internal biological and mental ecology, which are showing detrimental signs of this pollution and disjointed what of thinking and treating the environment, with no thought of how it will eventually affect our own health.

Some people refer to depression as a ‘disease’. It is not a disease, but a result of a chemical and emotional imbalance of the brain and body, normally affected by long-term stress, deep trauma or grief and a bad diet, in addition to external environmental factors such as food and water sources being contaminated by environmental pollutants and ingested; causing autoimmune illnesses which is an unaccounted factor in the global rise in depression and depression related illnesses. In most large urban cities there is often a problem with air pollution, in 2011, studies were done on mice exposed to air pollution and this caused inflammation in the hippocampus, learning problems and symptoms associated with depression, (Aaron J. Cohen et al 2006.)

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The global rise in depression is a biological and mental reaction to industry and technology polluting the environment and therefore polluting our bodies and minds. When we separate ourselves from nature mentally, we separate ourselves from the ability to find that place to feel safe in nature, this is a magical thing because it’s feeling at one with the Earth, at peace in nature, one of the best feelings in the world. Edward Wilson wrote a book examining the relationship between our well-being with our relationship with nature in his book ´´The Biophilia Hypothesis´´. There is a growing body of theoretical and empirical work on the effects of environmental degradation and people’s happiness and health. One paper found that using log-linear methods for the panel of 21 countries for the period 1970-2005, that environmental degradation matters for the happiness of the people, and as environment degradation increases, their happiness decreases. Further, economic growth is found to have a positive and significant impact on the happiness of the people, whereas wage inequality and cost of living had a negative and significant impact, (Aviral Tiwari, 2011).

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Diagram showing aspects of society that could be improved by sustainability.

Modern ecological economics has also proven the traditional assumptions that the level of consumption of market goods and GDP is a close approximation to a social welfare function, put simply, human happiness and well-being does not correlate with material wealth. Even the most conservative interpretations of the relationship between income and well-being indicate that well-being is not determined by consumption alone, (Blanchflower and Oswald, 2004; Keely, 2005). Another interesting aspect of human well-being and environmental well-being, is the emotional effect of learning about species loss and environmental degradation on a person’s mental well-being are clearly detrimental to a person’s mental health. Scientists Gowdy and Carbonell, (2007), set up an empirical testing of E.O. Wilson’s Biophilia Hypothesis. The results were astounding, 85% of their participants reported concern about animal extinction. There is a relationship between human well-being and attitudes towards’ pollution and species loss and that it is not only pollution that negatively affects individual’s well-being but the human preoccupation of the impact of pollution on species loss, concern with biodiversity loss is a sign of caring about the living world. Individuals that care about biodiversity loss are believed to reveal a psychological connection with other living organisms.

Therefore, the positive relationship between well-being and concern about species extinction lends support to those who argue that humans receive positive psychological benefits from caring about other species, (Aviral Tiwari, 2011), (Kellert and Wilson, 1993). This is a very interesting study and gives those of us already deeply concerned about the state of the planet some hope, the importance of environmental awareness to human well-being shows that we do in fact get depressed if we know the environment is being destroyed, the effect that environmental concern has on an individual’s well-being. A priori, one may expect that any environmental concern would negatively affect an individual’s well-being. Gowdy and Carbonell, (2007), concluded that showing positive concern about nature, landscapes, interaction with plants and wildlife, is positively connected with human well-being, while the opposite is true for showing concern about negative environmental features (e.g. pollution). Therefore in addition to us actually getting physically sick and depressed if our environment is polluted, most of us get depressed just worrying about the state of the environment.

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The global economic systems would benefit from integrating ecological concepts into the economy and society, but prefer to ignore this vital necessity if we are to live sustainably and fairly on this one and only Earth. There is one country in the world that understands this spiritually and practically, in the 1970s, the king of Bhutan announced that the happiness of the population was more important than Gross Domestic Product. Bhutan is leading humanity as the world’s first completely 100 per cent organic country with its agricultural practices and instead of measuring the country’s Gross National Product, (GNP), it puts emphasis and value on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness (GNH) of its society, spiritual culture and people. Dr. Saamdu Chetri who endorsed my last book The Silent Ecocide, has been charged with this mission and responsibility for Bhutan and he set up the Center for Gross National Happiness in Bhutan to teach the world how to do this, integrating economy with ecology and spiritually and sustainability. Anyone can go and learn and partake in this innovative project for themselves and return to teach their own communities. I’m not suggesting Bhutan’s blueprint would work for every country or culture but it is certainly a courageous example of pioneering approaches to intentionally change our values to those that are less destructive and healthier for the individual and communities for the route humanity needs to take in order to step out of this crisis.

The corporatization of the political world has become unethical and careless, ignoring its responsibility to protect the planet and now this is reflected in the growing millions of depressed people across the planet, it is no surprise that over 1 million people have been reported to commit suicide per year, a very sure sign that things need to change at the very core of human society to integrate more ecological and holistic approaches to human health and happiness by improving the levels of environmental health and living closer to nature and integrating a more sustainable economy to ensure better future for humanity and the Earth.

by Carlita Shaw

Article inspired by her new book Surviving Depression in Depressing World due to be published soon.
#psychology #depression #nature #health

Further research

Aaron J. Cohen, H. Ross Anderson Bart Ostra, Kiran Dev Pandey, Michal Krzyzanowski, Nino Künzli, Kersten Gutschmidt, Arden Pope, Isabelle Romieu, Jonathan M. Samet, Kirk Smit 2006. The Global Burden of Disease due to Environmental Pollution. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 1 Sep 2006
C. Arden Pope III and Douglas W. Dockery, Health Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution: Lines that Connect. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association Vol. 56, Iss. 6, 2006

Aviral Kumar Tiwari. Happiness and Environmental Degradation: What Determines Happiness? Volume 31, Issue 4 Nov 22. 2011. Economics Bulletin
David G. Blanchflower and Andrew J.Oswald, Well-being over time in Britain and the USA 2004. Journal of Public Economics 88 (2004) 1359–1386

Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell and John Gowdy. Environmental degradation and happiness. Ecological Economics, 2007, vol. 60, issue 3, pages 509-516.

Edward O. Wilson and Stephen R. Kellert, The Biophilia Hypothesis. Island Press. 1995

D.A.Solomon, M.B.Keller, A.C.Leon, J.Endicott., March 2000, Multiple recurrences of major depression. American Journal of Psychiatry 157(2):229-33 ·

Converse with the Universe

 

  

We are witnessing the human relationship with reality and our perception of reality change, as more and more people are beginning to become aware of their subconscious capability to manifest our reality. This is the ecological relationship of the Noosphere to the Biosphere, the effect of global human thought (consciousness) on the Planet, the noospheric climate affects the ecology of all life on Planet Earth.

What we experience in life’s unfolding day to day events to some extent are being shaped by our subconscious minds, bare in mind this is also affected by external factors, but on some level we can see elements of our emotions and thoughts influencing our reality, it may be in the form of your worst fears, or your most hoped for dreams, your frustrations or something that completely surprises you, but that may symbolize something you need to pay attention to. Life can feel like that, when you become aware of the mind relationship to matter, obviously environmental factors and external events are not things we can fully control, but to some extent we are able to affect our future with intention, enfused with emotions that are our imagined state with the outcome we want to see happen.

When more and more people take responsibility of their internal mind and emotional clutter, it may help create a more harmonious external world, we have created external deformities, by being unaware of our internal chaos. So to some degree we do not have complete control over our external reality, but with mindfulness we certainly have some mental and emotional interaction with co-creating reality.

When we subconsciously manifest situations or outcomes in conflict with what we think we have to do in order to see or make something happen, we still live our daily lives, physically confirming that we only live in one realm of reality and that most of us are totally unaware of our abilities to converse with the universe via intention and imagination. When most people talk about manifesting what they want to see happen in their lives, most are already usually in a financial position that enables them to do so, therefore the true test to see this work is when its put into practice by those of us that don’t have the financial resources to make something happen. I have been in a period of destitution for sometime and stuck in a third world developing country so I have been using my imagination and heart to help improve things for myself or for my pets and for other people and it does work but requires a fair amount of mindful intention and self awareness.

Most human beings think we are utterly powerless on a subconscious level to co-create our reality. We see reality as something we can only steer by physically going out into the world and changing it and mentally by logistical means in terms of the nature of how we choose to communicate and conduct ourselves out there in the world on a personal or professional level, using our knowledge, experience and skills and so on in order to ‘earn a living’ or create a family, interacting with the world for survival purposes.

Is it possible that the world is the way it is and that a system of control was put in place because we have been ignorant to the nature of our true relationship with reality? Is it possible because we have been ignorant to the fabric of consciousness, time and our true relationship to Earth and Cosmos, that this reality has become one that we do not all consensually agree to? We are seeing that we have had our human rights taken from us and this continues, we cannot even have a say or physically stop others from destroying life on Earth, others that are in power but have complete disregard for the preservation of nature or human life.

Earth and her creatures are being caused much suffering and injustice. We feel powerless in the face of a world we do not agree with, because we have not yet fully realized that we can change it by becoming fully internally aware of our power to co-create with reality.

This starts only when we hold a space to cultivate inner balance by practicing consciously being aware of our internal emotional and mental climate. We can only then become self empowered enough to manifest an external reality that we would prefer to live and experience, one that does not involve all this destruction and violence or injustices.

The mass state of human consciousness is seen through such a restricted and programmed lens, a lens of human limitation because we perceive reality as something caused by external events, a result of our actions, the actions of others and other external factors such as environment, society and culture. We very easily ignore the possibility of our own undiscovered abilities to actually use intention to manifest a more harmonious life for ourselves, our families, our communities, other species and for Planet Earth. We are so accustomed to the bright lights, parental society and over stimulation, we are still very much infants emotionally, a product of social engineering with the foresight towards corporate tyranny.

Yet within this prison that we do not all consensually agree to, some of us just want to stay there because becoming aware of one’s own power is seen as too painful, it takes away the comforting illusions and shows us the inner and outer deformations, pain and violation. Many people are afraid to take responsibility as it requires walking into unknown territory, it requires self-sufficiency, it requires being alone at times you do not wish to be alone, it requires a great deal of courage and letting go of fears that become the comfortable armchairs for those that choose to stay in their enslavement of consciousness.

Being aware of the power of thoughts and emotions as well as one’s actions on reality requires a lot of daily practice and mindfulness, for example you can become aware that you are anxious before you go outside to interact with the world, then you might witness an accident or something negative happens. We can be aware of future events before they happen, individually and on a mass consciousness level, this has already been proven through studies performed by Academics at Princeston University as part of the Noosphere project to study Global Consciousness by meaningful correlations through random data, Princeston scientists and engineers discovered that people were collectively reacting to the events of 9/11 on a sub conscious level, before they happened, their research has investigated interconnected human consciousness on a global scale (Noosphere) and how our interactions affect us individually, but more intriguingly on a global level of human consciousness. The project is ongoing at Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, Princeton University and is directed by Roger Nelson.

Quantum physicists and other scientific researchers on consciousness are revealing the same evidence that we are able to sense future events and affect reality with our emotions and thoughts. The HeartMath institute have conducted experiments specifically looking into how human awareness can affect external reality. Or it could be that your state of mind and anxiety influenced that external event. There really is no way of knowing to what degree either is possible, but we are seeing that we can to some degree manifest, co-create or affect our reality with our minds, imagination and emotions, intentions and so on. We are finding out we can heal our bodies with the power of our minds and we can help heal other people’s or other animals bodies with mediation, prayer, intention, empathy, love, reiki, prana, chi, whatever you want to call it. This energy comes from the Aether, the fifth element that mainstream academic science denies, the Aetheric field can also generate electrical energy and is the world wide web of universal consciousness.

Our perception of reality is being filtered by our experienced perception of time, which the human brain can only really perceive as linear time. On one level it could be that everything can be accessed where we are right now, we can travel to our past from the present, we can travel to the future from the present, we can even travel to other dimensions and return to the present, we are in the present, past and the future at the same time. The human mind can only perceive life occurring though linear time, but what if it is possible to move through dimensions such as past, present and future and even other worlds or universes using intention at once. Meditation and many therapeutic practitioners witness this can be done through clinical hypnotherapy, remote viewing or meditation practices. With intention, one can go back and work on healing past wounds and letting go of traumas, the future can be perceived as something that we each have an opportunity to co-create by adding our individual wishes for ourselves, our families, humanity in general, the Earth and our fellow species. This is a more heart centered way of using the power of intention and imagination without it being exclusive to material gain.

What does being aware of all of this teach us, if we want to become self-empowered and with our minds and hearts use intention to play a part in changing a reality we are experiencing, but not consequentially agreeing to?

It takes a path of constant practice in balancing one’s self awareness of physically doing things to create a reality one would like to live in, from creating a life on your terms rather than the terms of society, to an alternative more peaceful life in a more sustainable and harmonious world, one that we would all prefer to experience and live, we need to balance action with intention, we need to be able to co-create alternative solutions together as well as individually through being the architectures of our reality mutually, practically as well as on an energetic level. We must all be vigilant of the global mass consciousness that is being socially engineered through consensual culture and media as a separate entity of consciousness that has a separate intention for humanity that isn’t for the best interests of all but of a mere few. Then we can begin cultivating the awareness of a loving communal consciousness with your kinship, your soul family, your tribe and the awareness of how fragmented and un-unified human awareness is, globally and the awareness that the solution to this is acts of kindness, love and empathy where possible in one’s local community as globally, on a microcosm level and a macrocosm level. The energetic ecology of the internal body is profoundly connected to the energetic ecology of the earth and universe, this is the noosphere connected to the biosphere.

Despite the world wide web being used as a way to thieve privacy from humanity, the internet is also showing us the unfolding evolution of all of these factors involved in awakening. Becoming aware of the power of the human mind and emotions and how these elements have a true relationship and the ability to co-create with reality, its like a a conversation with consciousness and with the Aetheric consciousness that we are all a part of biologically, chemically and energetically. The existence of the internet and how we build, see, experience, create and collaborate through it, already is having an effect on evolving human compassion as well as consciousness, this testimony is that its encouraging more unity through shared and mutually agreed upon empathy and compassion to end war and suffering of our brothers and sisters, our fellow humans and of other species and to end the destruction of nature. People are supporting one another when others need help, and support, new tools are being created to ease us away from archaic systems and when we hear about crisis on one side of the planet such as an earthquake, we respond far more quickly with solutions even if the governments themselves drag their feet, we are seeing we don’t need such archaic systems to get things done, we just need empathy, community, trust and the currency of kindness.

There are millions of people awakening amidst the Sixth Greatest Mass Extinction, we are awakening to The Silent Ecocide and the extent of its injustices. We are reacting with waves of compassion and acts of kindness to other humans and animals, locally and globally. Some of us are being shocked out of our infantile emotional states to free ourselves from the Parental system that only seeks to feed off and control us, to keep us in a stagnant stasis.

Our very hearts are reacting to this unagreed reality and it is from here that the wave of consciousness will spiral onward and upward. The courage humans are showing in the wake of tyrannical ruling is incredibly deep and powerful, many have lost and risk loosing their very lives to do so. This courage is caused by our deepest internal knowledge in our hearts and souls of what is natural law, what is truly right and wrong and the rejection of constant war and destruction. We are so tired of it, that it is motivating us to become the new bridge builders, map makers and seed planters, we are walking as a tribe, unified, arm in arm, whilst we walk into uncharted territory. We realize more and more how important love and trust is, for ourselves, for our faith in our personal intuition, our personal abilities to manifest life on our terms and for the good of others, and we are learning to put more value on love and trust in our new local and global communities and tribes of awakened people.

Love and Trust will be the foundations of this new emerging consciousness, as we intentionally path the way for a more advanced level of human consciousness, one that considers community more than one’s self, one that considers other creatures and our connection to nature, what we do to nature, we do to ourselves.

This emerging self empowered consciousness is one that realizes that the belief that the external and the material world is our God, a belief that is flawed and has only fueled and led us to this destructive reality. When all along, connecting with God Consciousness starts from working within, in order to see it manifested externally. We must be aware of the internal in order to shift and co-create positive change, it depends on each and every one of us, realizing we must take responsibility to cultivate deeper self awareness, mindfulness and empathy, creators and co-creators, artists in an awakened imagination of infinite possibilities-

 May Love Free Us All- Carlita Shaw

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