So one entity will believe something to be true and another may not. The two cannot comprehend one another because they have not been one another and had the same collective experiences… Whose truth is correct? Both are. They are both truthfully right, for each is expressing the truth which his experience and understanding have allowed him to perceive. But if one’s truth is that his truth is the only one that is correct, he is limited in his understanding.
—  Ramtha - The White Book
Activating the Power of the Higher Mind

There’s much talk in spiritual circles about ‘setting our intention’; ‘envisioning the things we want’ or ‘manifesting our reality’. How easily such things slip into the psyche and collective vocabulary. What if though, we’re still being led astray by the ego, albeit a more subtle form of ego? What if instead, there is a reality that is shaping according to the natural flow of the universe? What if by aligning with that flow, you could amplify it and bring amazing harmony not just to your life, but the world around? I’m speaking of activating the Power of Higher Mind…

You’re already creating your reality

Here’s the key point:

When we speak of intentions or envisioning what we want, we’re actually cutting across the natural flow of what is already unfolding and happening. We’re creating an illusionary bubble, which is bound to burst at some point. The fact is, you’re already creating your reality, just as it is. The real key therefore, is to figure out why you created it in the first place?

We’re living in a reality where we’ve been separated from the higher self. This has happened for a variety of reasons but for the now, we can simply attribute it to humanity’s karma. As a result, we’ve been living in a bubble, disconnected from the higher flow of life. It is of course what some people aptly refer to as ‘the matrix’.

But when the re-connection with higher self happens, and the magic begins to kick in, the mind still tries to own the show for a while…”how can we use this new found ‘secret’ to shape the world how we want it?” And here’s the point: ‘want’ is always ego based, and founded on a sense of lack. Even if you feel good about what you’re manifesting, you’re still identifying your sense of completeness with something in the mirror – with something physical, material.

It’s all about self realization

When I experienced a life-threatening car-crash, suddenly expanding into multiple realms, I realized one crucial truth that literally turned my life on it’s head:

“there is just one underlying purpose to each moment of life:
which is to reveal an aspect of truth about yourself, to yourself.”

It may sound simple, but then the best realizations always are. It can profoundly change the way you look at life and what you get from it. In realizing every moment is designed purely to realize an aspect of being, then situations cease to be about trying to get something – to gain a physical outcome. When you switch to figuring out what the moment is telling you about you, then you’ll always find something and therefore always be a winner. Even if you are ‘losing’!

What’s more, in aligning with this underlying purpose, the universe will always provide a vehicle through which to express. And I mean ‘vehicle’ in the widest sense: it will always provide some form of exchange, circumstance or situation. And miraculously, always the energy and resource to follow this calling. You will never be left ‘wanting’.

Activating Higher Mind

So what can we do to activate higher Mind more strongly? here are some suggestions:

  1. Inner Purification: In order to access Higher Mind in the first place, we must purify our lower bodily vehicles so that Soul Consciousness is liberated from the lower realms and can flow upwards. This involves purifying our diet from the denser vibrations such as meat to the lighter ones of grain, vegetables and fruit. It also involves meditation type practices to cleanse and purify our Emotional Body and Lower Mind. For more advice on raising our energetic vibration, click on this link…Tips on raising my vibration.

  2. Dissolving Distortions: We must begin to cleanse the brain and Lower Mind of conditioned behavior patterns. We must erase the programs in our lives by confronting those moments where we would succumb to them and instead follow our higher truth. This is achieved by becoming the Observer of ourselves in all circumstances, watching our tightness arising as a result of the choices we continually make and instead choosing that which is in our highest interests and that of all life – that which ultimately leaves us more expanded and open.

  3. Opening the Heart: We must open the Heart as fully as possible. In other words we must begin to feel more of the natural joy and beauty of life all around us. This involves giving more time each day to those things that bring us joy, openness and expansion. Be careful here though – it’s not a case of “anything goes”. It’s all about what makes us feel truly expanded and liberated inside (without unnatural side effects!). It’s when we feel “in the groove” so to speak. You could also try our moving meditation “The Six Senses Walk…Six Senses Walk 

  4. Attuning to the flow: Higher Mind can be likened to a muscle; if we don’t use it, it will wither away. To exercise it, we have to give room for spontaneous acts of higher knowing within our lives. Here at Openhand we play a game called “free wheeling”, being open, asking “what would you have me do now?”, following the pull and witnessing what signs and synchronicities we then observe. It’s a powerful exercise to activate Higher Mind and attune to the natural flow. Quite apart from that, it can be great fun! 

  5. Contemplating Abstractions: Higher Mind can also be opened by contemplating abstract issues such as the meaning of life. The key is that there be no need of an outcome or solution. Simple enjoyment in the contemplation is the key. That’s why reading about spiritual matters can be so valuable. 

  6. Cultivating humor and optimism: If we expect our lives to falter and for negativity to happen to us, then surely enough we’ll create that in our lives. Success is measured by the degree of internal harmony, contentment and satisfaction we experience. If we’re open to a more optimistic way of looking at things, then surely enough, Higher Mind will help us realize the solution to the supposed ‘problem’ thereby yielding greater harmony. Cultivating a greater sense of humor is also paramount to Higher Mind creation – laughing in the face of life’s difficulties, always looking for the lighter side. 

  7. Creating for the fun of it: We can begin to ‘flex’ Higher Mind by creating just for the fun of it. So for example taking up the arts, playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, painting, writing, building or modeling. The key is that there be no effort for an outcome. So for example, if we’re learning to play the guitar, it’s not about the tune we play, it’s just about playing with sound and seeing what comes from it. If there is an effort to learn chords, it’s likely this will constrict Higher Mind, not unleash it. It’s the same reason that so many people like to write. Have you thought about contributing your creative thoughts to our forum for example? It can help amazingly….

The Power of Being

So the real key is realizing that we’re already creating our reality. The outer circumstances of our lives present a continually updating mirror saying: “This is what you are being now, where’s the distortion and where’s your highest truth?” Trying to intention or envision the moment is like removing the evidence at the ‘scene of a crime’ before you’re figured out what happened and why?

Conversely, if we accept and embrace our reality just as it is, then the magical paradox is that we can open into the soft embrace of higher mind, figure out what we’re being shown and unleash powerful creative flows of being through our lives. Whatever happens, we’re always a ‘winner’ – in the widest possible sense.

By: Chris Bourne

The awakened Consciousness who has the fire of prajna burning inside of it, directly perceives, not though the mind, not through thought, but sees it, that everything that we see is temporary, illusion, will pass away. The one who has real prajna, who has bodhichitta in their heart sees that, not with despair, not with hopelessness, not with nihilism, but with love. This is the meaning of a real Bodhisattva. You see, a Bodhisattva who works through these twelve labors, represented in the letter Lamed, and fully develops the soul to reach that absolute perfection, does not seek to escape the world. It sounds contradictory to us. If prajna is to see that the world is illusion, why would you want to stay in it? It does not make sense to the mind. But it makes sense to the heart, because, through the wisdom of prajna, through that comprehension, that Bodhisattva sees all of us. That Bodhisattva sees that all of us suffer in that illusion. That we believe very much in this identity, this cage that we have made with our own hands, this cage, which we call our sense of self, which is a lie. And they see how much we suffer, because of the lies we tell ourselves. That is why the Bodhisattvas who acquire prajna, who acquire comprehension of the Absolute nature of reality, return. They come back, out of compassion. They come back to radiate that light of comprehension. It is not sentimental, “I feel bad for you.” It is not that. The real Bodhisattva comes back with a  sword.
Alternative Meditation

What are binaural beats?

Binaural beats are the result of two slightly different audio waves being heard separately by the left and right ear via stereo headphones, in a manner that encourages the neurophysiology to generate a specific unified brain wave pattern.  (All very technical!)

What are the effects of binaural beats?

Binaural beats are associated with studies in consciousness studies, both clinical and informal.

The theta and delta brain waves have especially been linked to meditation and also out of body experiences.

Meditation, guided visualization, self empowerment, astral projection, positive re-enforcement, remote viewing and lucid dreaming have all been reported and sought after via the use of binaural beat technology.

Are there benefits to using binaural beats?

It has been evidenced that binaural beats positively impact a whole variety of emotional, spiritual and mental states. Each brain wave has a specific area of impact:

Here is the technical bit ~ but worth noting if you wish to use binaural beats for other states as stated above.  

Frequency Name: Usually associated with

40 Hz Gamma waves: Higher mental activity, including perception, problem solving, breakthroughs and consciousness

13–40 Hz Beta waves: Active, busy or focused thinking and concentration, arousal, cognition, memory

7–13 Hz Alpha waves: Deep relaxation (while awake), pre-sleep and pre-awake drowsiness

4–7 Hz Theta waves: Dreams, deep meditation, REM sleep, astral projection

4 Hz Delta waves: Deep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness

By choosing specific binaural beats you can change your experience and feelings as you wish, even replicating natural cycles in the human brain (like sleep or concentration). Binaural beats are perfect for augmenting any day to-day experience which either enhances alertness and concentration on one end, or increased relaxation and sleep on the other.  

Any binaural beats you purchase, be it downloaded or CD will show the type of beats (ie theta, delta, gamma), the frequency or in some cases you might have a range on one CD or download, thereby enabling multi usage.  

I use binaural beats to help achieve a much deeper state of meditation. I have used binaural beats several times and actually met my Spirit Guide through such deep meditation. My usage of binaural beats is purely to take me into deeper meditation and using it also gets me there much quicker. I feel totally relaxed once the meditation is over.  

I will stress two things when using the binaural beat technology.  

Firstly, your first use will seem unfamiliar to you for obvious reasons, as the beats are unnatural to the human ear, although the brain does recognize and utilize the beat appropriately. If the beat feels uncomfortable, do one of two things, either turn down the volume on your headphones ever so slightly until you can listen in comfort, or try another beat relevant to your usage. My beats were downloaded onto my iPod and can have other sounds added to them. For example, the beats are still in the background, doing the work they were chosen for and you can add sounds you are comfortable with i.e., birds, waterfalls, ocean waves, even thunder (whatever floats your boat!!!).  I actually chose whales calling, why I don’t know, but it was so soothing and I was in my meditative state within a couple of minutes.  

The downloads also allow you to set a time for your meditation, which brings me to the second item I wished to stress.  

Although there are no adverse effects to using binaural beats I have found to cut short a meditation, using this method, i.e., setting the beats to say, 30 minutes and being brought out of the meditation after 15 minutes because a phone rings, someone at the front door, can slightly disorientate you.  

If you can, when disturbed, take off the headphones and sit for a moment, collect your thoughts and get your bearings before rising. This is just a precaution as the feeling is likened to feeling dizzy when getting up too fast, nothing more!

Each person is affected by binaural beats differently; some people quickly notice the effects of binaural beats while with others it takes a little longer to feel the effects. Try it, if you like it, use it for your meditation.  If not, you’ve lost nothing, but experienced something new.

By: Sue Dicker

Unleash your growth power. Engage with your own psychology, your own beliefs, thoughts, and feelings and actively move yourself into better and better states. Growth comes from what you energetically feed yourself in the quality of emotionalized thoughts you choose to keep and perpetuate within yourself. Turn inward. Engage. Unleash. Soar. – Kidest OM
—  via Kidest OM
Weathering Your Self Down

There’s wearing yourself down. Beating yourself up until your confidence is gone, or telling yourself you’re going to fail so often that you eventually stop believing in yourself all together. 

Then there’s weathering the self down. 

Imagine: Long before you were born, you were a luminous diamond. This diamond can never be corrupted or polluted. It is always there inside of you, even now, and it is the core of your being. This is your true essence.

When you took existence as a human being, an identity was added. You were given a human name, and a human body; you received human fears and human talents, human illnesses and a human mind. This identity formed a corporeal and solid substance around the pure diamond. And this was your blessed and wreteched human condition

Along with the human habitat came many, many layers of sediment that formed atop the diamond of you until no one could remember what was at the core of you or us or anyone anymore. This lead to more worry, and more layers, and more suffering. 

After many generations of forgetting, humans feel taut, as if something were pulling at our hearts yet we do not know what. Some of us anesthetize this ache by intoxicants, or knowledge, sex, comedy, or even exacerbating this ache in others. A few of us have begun to wonder if the pulling might be a sign inward, a forgotten request to gaze toward the core of ourselves that now we only remember as a vague mystery.

And so we have begun to chip away at our selves. We let the salty air and the waves break us down until we lose the weight of our various names and identities. Sometimes we find fossils buried deep in the sediment that we had forgotten about. We hold the bright white bones in our hands under the blinding sun before letting them go to continue the weathering process. Some of the older ones who have been exposed to the elements for the longest have a strange glow about them. They conduct themselves without adhering to the laws of fear and craving, as if their aching has stopped. We follow these ones in hopes of abating our own pains.

One day, after a few weeks of feeling an especially painful pull at your heart, you feel a crack deep inside and it hurts more than the pain of craving, or longing, or inflicting pain on yourself ever did. You wonder if you should stop and turn back. You wonder if you’re going to die. But you don’t stop. And you don’t die. You turn your eyes up to the bright and unforgiving light and you stay, despite the pain, and the unfamiliarity, and the nakedness. As night falls, a small crowd gathers in the blue twilight under a golden moon and someone tells you that you are glowing, like the old ones. You look deep inside yourself, without eyes and without thought, and you see who you are for the first and millionth time. You see a being untouched, yet lovingly intertwined with your diminishing, precious, limited self. The two of you unravel and this new, ageless being remains. A luminous diamond.

The following is from The Religion of God (Divine Love) by His Divine Eminence RA Gohar Shahi. ‘Anything that directs one towards God and increases in his love is not disallowed.’

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It is the full moon peak on the 1st & is called so as this is the time when bucks begin to grow new antlers. It is also sometimes referred to as the Thunder Moon due to the frequency of the storms - & if you ask me, they are like happening way to unpredictably much, crazy weather huh?


Its a crazy world out there, everyone stay grounded & keep following your path with a conscious foot!


“The Universe is Created by Cosmic Consciousness which Manifests in Physical Reality through a Geometric Blueprint that we call Fractal Geometry which repeats in Cycle giving the Illusion of Linear Time.” - Debbie Richardson

Raising Vibrations: How To Be The Change You Want To See In The World

How Do We Live at Higher Vibrations?

Once again, if you want to raise your vibe, it is essential to Master Your Thoughts, but there are some more pivotal pieces to the puzzle. I am going to show you how to align with higher vibrations so that you can be the change you want to see in the world, but first, I want to remind you that you are not a race car driver, so don’t expect to go from zero to ninety in five seconds. As you take inspired steps to raise your vibration, it is important to be patient and kind with yourself. The following is not shared as a “to do” list, but rather as an empowering guide on your personal path of evolution.

Master Your Beliefs

Since beliefs are conditioned thoughts, every belief has a corresponding vibration. This means that you can raise your vibration by releasing disempowering beliefs, such as victimhood and powerlessness and embracing empowering beliefs. The more you believe in your ability to consciously create, and the more you believe that the Universe unconditionally supports you, the higher your vibe will elevate. It is important to practice the beliefs that will take you where you want to go.

Own Your Worth

As you reclaim your worth and you stop asking the outside world to prove that you are worthy, your vibration will naturally rise, and you will discover that your worth is guaranteed and inherent. Not only do you not have to do anything to prove your worthiness, trying to prove it, keeps you from it – as you cannot prove that which you are. As the sun will rise and the air is free to breathe, your intrinsic worth cannot be taken away, no matter what you do or don’t do.

Meet Your Own Emotional Needs

As you stop sacrificing or compromising yourself in order to get your emotional needs met, your vibration will naturally rise. Meet your own emotional needs: appreciate yourself, understand yourself, accept yourself, acknowledge yourself, listen to yourself. Give yourself full approval to live your life like you really want to live it!

Take Responsibility

In order to be a Consciousness Shifter, you must take full responsibility for your life and every experience in it. This means that nothing is happening to you, and everything is a reflection of you or a complement to you. As long as you blame the world for your woes, you are powerless to create and you keep your vibe low. Conversely, as you take more and more conscious responsibility for your life, your vibration will naturally rise.

Stop Reacting

Every time you negatively react to reality, be that a person, place or experience, you give your power away and you lower your vibration to match that which you are reacting to. The trick is to stop taking things personally – and to drop your version of the story that caused you to react. It is just a story and no stories are true unless we make them true.

Don’t Catch the Dirty Rag

Just because someone throws you a dirty rag doesn’t mean you have to catch it – that rag likely contains low vibration energy. You are not here to be a “negative energy sponge.” If you are going to be responsible with your vibration, you cannot afford to take on other people’s negative energy.

Sweet Surrender

You are a beautiful evolving being and more often than not, evolution is a death and re-birthing process – the death of who you are not and the re-birth of who you really are. This means that it is necessary to surrender whatever no longer serves you or supports your highest good. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Dump the Drama

Many of us are addicted to drama and we don’t even know it. Yes, drama is entertaining to participate in and to gossip about, but it is not worth the cost of your vibration. Drama requires low vibration thoughts, emotions and beliefs, which get acted out in a dramatization. Who cares who did what to who? It is just not worth it – forgive, forget, move on. Dump the Drama!

Be a Conscious Creator

It is powerful to notice what is wrong, but don’t get stuck there. Instead, “use problems” as emotional leverage to bounce off – and into the solution. If you know what you don’t like, you can turn it around – and know what you do like. If you focus on the problem, you are sustaining a state of destruction (this is why if feels so bad). If you refocus your energy and attention on what you do want, you have aligned with the solution which exists on a higher vibration. Once you are aligned with the solution, your inspired action will result in exponential results. This is the act of conscious creation.

Practice Allowance

Go with the flow, stop criticizing and allow everyone to be who they are. Every time you judge or criticize yourself or others, you stifle your vibration. Judgment and criticism are vibration suppressers, even if they are offered with good intentions. As you practice allowance, for yourself and others, your vibration will naturally rise.

Find a Bridge

Lucky for us, there are many bridges that allow us quick access to increased vibration, such as forgiveness, gratitude and letting go. The bridge of forgiveness can take you from shame to relief.

The bridge of gratitude can take you from fear to love. The bridge of letting go can take you from overwhelm to peace. This powerful combination of energetic tools allows us to heal ourselves and rise up to be rightfully whole.

Follow Your Inner Guidance

Your body is an amazing navigational device and it will let you know exactly where you are vibrating. Whether guidance comes from your heart, gut or third eye, learn to listen, and if something doesn’t “feel” right, it is not right. Instead of resisting the guidance from your body, course correct your thoughts, beliefs and actions.

Offer Contribution

Most of us have a natural desire to contribute to others, or to the world. If we contribute from a space of obligation, fear or guilt, we offer a low vibration which is counter-productive to our greater purpose -and also to the contribution itself. Feeling sorry for someone is judgment and therefore projects a low vibration, while compassion is seeing another through the eyes of Source and responding from love. This means that before offering your gifts, talents or any form of contribution, you must be clean and clear with your thoughts and intentions and you must align with love so that what you give comes from the space of love – and projects the high vibration of love.

Embrace Self-expression

Be brave to be different, express yourself, speak up, tell your truth, get over pettiness, stop caring what other people think, and think for yourself. Shine your light! This is not the time to be shy. Do a dance and spread your wings – you never know just when you will fly.

Spread Love

The simple yet profound act of choosing love and expressing love raises your vibration. You are made of love – and so is everyone else, even when it seems not to be the case. As you express and spread love, others will feel this great love and they will begin to find it in themselves. As you raise your vibration, the by-product of your purpose is to spread an Epidemic of Love.

Connect with “It”

The more you connect with your higher power or whatever you might call “it,” the higher your vibration will rise. There is no right way to connect – you can get connected in any way that makes you feel aligned with life and the Source of Life. The practice of connecting is a practice of letting go. You cannot be connected and holding on or grasping for anything or anyone at the same time. Mediate, go for a walk, dance, pray, paint, sing – do whatever it takes to let go and get connected. Trust yourself and trust the Universe – it’s all going to be fine.

You Don’t Get a Second Chance

Your life is a precious gift and you don’t get a second chance. If you believe that you are here to make a difference, the time is now. The days of hiding behind fear, unworthiness or shame are gone. You cannot afford another lost day to the bottomless pit of false beliefs that have held you prisoner. You and only you have the key to unlock the binds that have kept you small and uncertain. That key is courage. The courage to be who you really are. The courage to go well past your current comfort zone. The courage to stand up, speak out and be the glorious expression of who you came here to be.

It is time to reclaim all your power from everyone and everything that you have given it to, and take that power and allow it to fill your soul. Luxuriate in the energy of self-love – and from this place of absolute fullness, give it all away through unbridled acts of kindness, and the unique expression that can only come from you. As you make the highest choices for yourself, you also make the highest choices for the planet and humanity. Ultimately, you become the change you want to see in the world.

Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad

It’s easy to express your spirituality when life is going the way you want it to, but what happens in the middle of everyday chaos, when your days are not long enough, your car breaks down, and your significant other is driving you crazy?

Nanice Ellis’ book “Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad!” is not about Gandhi… or Buddha —  it is a book about you and your spiritual journey through the chaos of daily life, the challenge of the modern day seeker. This book will help you  to discover the secrets to making every day the spiritual adventure it is meant to be,  and what it really means to be a spiritual being having a very human experience…

“Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad” is available here on Or check out Nanice’s other publications here on

By: Nanice Ellis

“There are a lot of divine beings incarnate (sleeping buddhas) that are not ready to AWAKEN from the fascination with the sensory dream called ‘life’. When they are ready, they will.”  -Anon I mus