exploration of consciousness

PLUTO

If the Sun is our ego, then Pluto, the planet farthest from the Sun, is our subconscious. It is often associated with death, destruction, hidden truths, obsession and other hard to grasp concepts. Away from the light, this planet seem to work in mysterious ways and many fear the effects it has on one’s chart. However, Pluto, at its core, represents transformation. The cycle of life: death and rebirth, destruction and creation…Change. When we are at our lowest, Pluto offers us a second chance to redeem ourselves, to examine what we tried to bury and to evolve.

Scorpio and Pisces ~ Sisters of the Deep

Bathed in the murky depths of unconscious oceans, the Scorpio mermaid has scales made of crystal balls, eyes that hypnotise with sacred bewitchment, and a sort of erotic darkness that creates spiritual seductions. She is not made of dreams but angelic longings from the deep, imagination wrapped in the shrill cry of betrayal, and the knowledge she can wield inexplicable power. Down below she dwells alone, she holds sailors and swimmers who have drowned in her arms and transports them to the underworld. Around her neck are shells filled with the souls she has saved from limbo. Her cave is dark, lonesome, and private. She will emerge periodically, flowing with inner highs that crave the sun. Her knowledge on topics is complex, she can gain mastery over subjects, she sees all and knows all, every ingredient of healing, every weapon of psychic destruction, every circulating vibration. She guards the threshold, guarding the sea wall at the drop off, holding two worlds together. Where she truly goes as she swims into the darkness, nobody knows, but she is wild and mad and lovely. Her persistence to charter new depths and explore new dimensions of consciousness conjures a crackling magic, extreme and admirable focus, and magnetic passion that attracts symbols and signs. Beneath the crease of her mermaid tail she covers scars so deep they tattooed the soul. But you won’t ever know. She stares them down with pride, knowing the creatures she has faced alone and conquered. Born of tragedy, died of reverence. Where two oceans meet, while she crosses a smoky sea, puffs of blush like balloons, chaotic with voices and laughter and hysteria. There on a throne of sea shells is the Pisces mermaid, cradling her heavenly crown, the sovereign mermaid queen. From deep below she hears the cries of her children, lost and aching on earth, and she weeps a siren’s song to soothe them to sleep. When people hold a shell up to their ear, it is her breathing that they hear. She has discovered something after death, a sort of infinite cocoon of splayed omnipresence. Sea creatures swim for miles to hear her wisdom. She once read Bibles and Evangelists but she grew the pearl inside, and now she shows others the way. Messages in bottles strew her sea floor, she can drink the liquor until she shakes, sometimes she is howling to be free and escape. Her body is where all human and angelic emotions swirl and fuse. Tired, the Scorpio mermaid swims past, trying to hide in the shadows, she could follow her back to life.

-C.

Being true to a starving artist ;

My pursuit as an artist has always been to shine light on the most fundamental and substantial philosophies in existence. Translating my inner thoughts on to paper, I let my soul bleed into the artwork.
My intention is to inspire the self realization in yourself.

To look within;

One feels a need to not merely be a stranger in this world… But to significantly find you’re place in it… I understood early on, liberation is knowing you can’t hang on to yourself. And to be an true individual of society you must first explore isolation and self realization. Im taking this opportunity of my life, my soul/mind and my circumstances to be the most enlightened philosophical and experimental child of the century. To truly carve my own way of existence. Documenting prehistoric thoughts and predicting enlightened events of revolution..

My maps of neoclassical architecture represent a philosophy for our generation.

—  Emerson Barrett
Insecurity

@goblindesert asked 21. someone is encroaching on their love interest. how do they respond? Thank you for the ask/prompt! <3

Cullen Rutherford x Evie Trevelyan (1548 words)


Evie stared at her reflection in the full length mirror before her. For the first time in her life she stood in front of the polished glass not to ensure her hair or clothing was in place, or that her jacket didn’t have a stain on it, but to examine herself. To truly look at her body and see it for what it was: unappealing.

Nimble fingers made quick word of the delicate clasps holding her jacket shut, allowing Evie to slip the violet silk and black suede from her shoulders to fall onto the floor at her feet. Next came her thin cotton tunic, leaving her in nothing but her breast band and trousers. At first she only gazed at herself, her eyes drifting slowly over her exposed flesh, but soon her hands joined in her scrutiny. There was no hesitation in where her fingertips would prod first. She pinched and pulled at the layer of flesh covering her stomach, watching with a slight grimace as the excess skin and fat snapped back into place whenever she let go.

Her body had never been a concern to Evie. No one had ever made mention of her thick thighs, her wide-set hips, or the extra flesh that blanketed her stomach. At least, not directly to her. She had never found a reason to judge her body in an unfavourable manner, or any manner at all. Surely it was what was in one’s mind and heart that mattered, not the shape or size of their flesh. But an hour earlier she found herself standing in the courtyard wondering if perhaps she had been wrong all this time.

It had been Cullen’s laughter that pulled her attention. She had only ever heard such a carefree and jubilant sound from him when they were alone. Scanning the yard, she found him standing in the shadow of the Herald’s Rest and he wasn’t alone. Evie had thought nothing of the lithe elven woman smiling and laughing with her commander, just another soldier or scout. But as she neared a duo of laughing soldiers her thoughts changed.

“Commander’s got another one. They just throw themselves at him. Lucky bastard.”

“Poor girl. Probably doesn’t know he’s spoken for. He’ll let her down easy, I hope.”

“I don’t know. If I were him I wouldn’t let her down too easy, if you catch my meaning.”

“You’re a real dog. Commander’s with the Inquisitor. And unless you’re blind and stupider than I thought, she’s more than enough woman for any man.”

“Pfft. Yeah, more than enough. That’s for sure.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Nothing, nothing… I’m just saying, if you like your ladies… pleasantly plump than she’s fine, I guess. But I’ll take a fit little thing like that one over there any day of the week. And I bet our commander would too.”

“You really are a piece of work. I oughta show you–“

The soldiers’ conversation cut out after that. Evie’s ears rang like Chantry bells and she found herself scanning the svelte lines of elven woman’s body: lean thighs joined with slender hips that tapered into a perfectly slim waist. Evie had never thought of or even truly noticed a difference between her body and that of some of the women around her. But now that she had, she could understand why someone would prefer such a compact frame over her own. Why Cullen would prefer it.

Evie had very nearly tripped over her own boots in her haste to exit the yard, unable to watch the only man she ever loved seem to flirt with another, more appealing woman. Racing through the main hall, she had kept her eyes trained on the flagstone, unable to bear the sight of anyone looking at her. She had dashed to her quarters as quickly as she could, wishing to hide from the truth. But when she arrived, she had gone directly to her mirror. And now she stood before it, studying her body, judging it, admonishing herself for her overindulgence. Telling herself that Cullen would be happier with the pretty little elven woman he had been speaking with – flirting with – in the courtyard.

“Maker, how I envy your mirror.” Evie’s eyes snapped from her much hated reflection to find the image of Cullen standing behind her. She hadn’t heard him enter and didn’t know how long he had been standing there, looking at her, gazing upon her unsightly frame. He held a lazy grin on his plush lips while his amber eyes skimmed over her exposed body. She could only assume his smile was a small act of charity.

“My mirror?” Evie asked, forcing a laugh past her lips. “I’ve never heard of anyone being jealous of a mirror.” Bending over, she snatched her tunic from the floor and held the tangled cotton over herself while fighting to unravel the sleeves.

“You don’t hide from your mirror like you do from me.” Cullen murmured, now standing directly behind Evie. He snaked his arms around her waist, settling them onto her bare waist. She froze under his gentle touch, fighting the urge to push him away. Resting his chin on her shoulder, he tilted his head to the side to lay his temple against hers. Without having to look up, Evie could feel the weight of his gaze traversing the curves that she was criticizing only moments before. “You bare yourself to it without any worry for how long it stares back. I wish I could be afforded the same privilege.”

Lifting her gaze from the tunic clutched to her chest, Evie met Cullen’s eyes in the mirror. She had thought she would find humour in his gaze, but peering into his warm and loving eyes, she realised he was speaking in complete earnest.

Shaking her head, Evie turned quickly in Cullen’s embrace. “I don't–“

“You do.” Cullen argued kindly before she could finish her denial. With his hand still holding her waist, he began to massage slow circles along her chubby stomach. Any other day she would melt into his touch, even chasing after it if he dared to stop, but today Evie found herself pulling her stomach into herself to make it seem smaller than it was. “You might not realise you’re doing it, but you hide from me. You’re doing it right now.” He nodded pointedly toward the cotton she covered herself with. Sliding his hands around the front of her stomach, Cullen took hold of the tunic and gave it a gentle tug. “You don’t need to hide from me, Evie.”

For just a moment, Evie tightened her grip in an effort to keep her body hidden from him, from herself. But when he leaned down and captured her full lips in a slow, sensual kiss her grip faltered. The tunic was pulled from her hands and away from her body for Cullen to toss across the room. At the same moment, she curled her fingers around the base of his neck, pulling him closer to herself selfishly.

Standing before him in only her breast band and trousers, Evie began to shift uncomfortably. She had never felt such disquiet with Cullen before. There had been times when she had tried to cover herself while with him as he had pointed out, but that had been from simple bashfulness and inexperience. She had never once felt as though she was unworthy of his touch, his love. But now, even as their lips and tongues moved together with such passion she could not silence a voice that shouted in her mind that she was undeserving of him. That he would be happier with another woman, a more beautiful woman, a thinner woman.

The voice screamed and screamed, drowning out all other thought and feeling. It mocked her as Cullen broke away from their kiss. It admonished her as he smiled down at her lovingly. It laughed at her when he lowered himself to his knees before her. When he wrapped his arms around her waist and buried his face into the almost imperceivable plumpness of her stomach, it reminded her that he was only being kind.

The bully that only she could hear continued on, seeming as though it would not stop until Evie had accepted the truth of herself and Cullen’s placation of her. She trembled helplessly under Cullen’s exploring hands, squirming self-consciously as he traced the ample curves of her waist, hips, and thighs. Tears began to well up in her emerald eyes, threatening to spill down her freckled cheeks when he gave her hips a soft squeeze and chuckled in a playful manner. Just as she was ready to push him away and tell him to go, free him from his perceived obligation to her, it all stopped. The voice fell silent, her body ceased its shaking, and her tears receded.

Cullen nuzzled the soft flesh of her stomach between kiss after tender kiss. He held her tightly in his arms, almost as though he could read her thoughts and knew she was about to flee from him. Lifting his eyes to meet hers, he peered into Evie’s unsure gaze with such open adoration and reverence that she found herself breathless.

“Maker’s breath, but you are so beautiful.”


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So the Ignika’s consciousness was suppressed by Mata Nui’s, right

Imagine that big dramatic scene at the end of the comics/Journey’s End where Mata Nui announces his plans to leave them to forge their own destinies and then bidding them farewell, fading into slumber inside the mask

Imagine seconds later Ignika jumping up, super excited to finally have a body again and make friends with all Mata Nui’s friends and go talk with his Karda Nui friends and cram burgers in his mouth and all the cool things Mata Nui’s friends showed Mata Nui how to do, with Ignika watching and thinking how awesome and fun everything looks

Imagine everyone awkwardly standing by as he excitedly shakes hands with and hugs everyone in the crowd

Hopefully someone explains the situation to the Bara Magnans otherwise that’s going to be super confusing. Heck, it’s probably going to be super confusing with the explanation

You're childhood dream is real! You are a Jedi! You are constantly using your psychic abilities and you don't even know it!

- INTRODUCTION: Everyone has access to psychic abilities. Mediumship, visions of the future, manifestation, empathetic sensory, even telekinesis is all within your reach! This post is dedicated to spreading awareness around these abilities, and will go through several step by steps to help you develop your own.

Part 1 is an explanation of these inherent affinities, why they work and why every one possesses them. If you are already aware of these abilities and are having difficulty practicing the next section is for you. Part 2 will go into detail about using these abilities and will outline specific instructions and concepts that will help in learning to control and manifest these new sensations.

- PART 1: What makes me so sure that you have psychic abilities? If you had them you’d certainly be aware of them right? What if I told you that you are already using them every day, in every moment you live your life?

We have been given two spiritual paths in society. If you know that there is more to reality than meets the eye, if you know there is a higher force orchestrating the world, you are given the option of organized religion. If you see the lies, manipulation, and the inherent ignorance preached by organized religion you are handed the scientific religion of Newtonian physics based atheism where the universe is portrayed as dead matter crashing together like billiard balls. Both of these paths hold their truths, wisdoms, and fallacies… And both keep you blind to this side of life.

We are all God in the sense that each one of our individual cells in our body is us. The true source of everything is consciousness, awareness. Without an awareness of a reality the reality can’t exist. You are an extension of this universal consciousness and because of it you are deeply connected with everything that is. What we are, what we really are, is the whole picture, the entire universe, and in order to know ourselves we are experiencing ourself subjectively. But this reality is an information retrieval system, as the old proverb goes “ask and thou shalt receive”, the universe is inclined to show you what you’re seeking(though it may not always be what you expect).

What we call psychic abilities are nothing special, they are simply other senses in addition to the 5 we regularly use, other means of receiving information. And if you approach these concepts with a healthy level of open minded skepticism, you will begin to discover you’re true potential via your own means and experience. If you are ready to change your world view ^_^ continue to Part 2.

- PART 2: I haven’t written a post with as much information as this one before. I will be discussing 2 preliminary practices that will increase your sensitivity in all psi abilities, lucid dreaming, manifestation, and intuitive empathy, and telekinesis.

Meditation: Consciousness is a platform in which games of countless variables, rules, and relationships can take place within, the physical matter reality we experience is just part of this whole game. Meditation allows us to expand our awareness and sense more of the world by quieting down our minds. Think of it as a battle of noises, the stimuli for your extra senses at first is very quiet, like a whisper, and in order to hear it you have to quit talking over it.

How to meditate - Find a quiet comfortable place to sit or lay down in. There is no wrong way to position yourself, just make sure you are comfortable and won’t have to move for at least 20 minutes. Close your eyes and begin to notice all the tension within your muscles. Slowly starting from your toes release the tension in your muscles and allow them to surrender to the pull of gravity. Continue through your ankles, calves thighs, back, waist, etc until you’ve your entire body is relaxed. Then simply focus on your breathing and observe what’s going on. Meditation is unique in the sense there is no purpose or point to it. It is the most pointless activity you can do, yet just so happens to provide many benefits. “The key of meditation is to do nothing, without trying not to do anything.” As soon as you are trying to clear your mind or get some spiritual enlightenment you are ceasing to meditate and are dwelling in your thoughts. Therefore It’s a bit of a tricky concept to understand, but I assure you it’s not something you fully get until you begin practicing. I would recommend meditating for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, an hour though If you are so inclined is preferable.

Beginners Tips: Don’t get frustrated if you are having trouble calming your thoughts, your entire life your head has been filled with ceaseless chatter and inner dialogue, it is a hard habit to break. Instead of getting frustrated try to listen to your thoughts as if they were sound coming from a television. Don’t try to control them, let them say what they want to say and let them fade away as they pass, this is the key to quieting them. Secondly approach each meditation with no expectations. Don’t try envision what it is you are supposed to be feeling or seeing, you are trying to take in everything that is nothing more.

Aura Control: We live in an energetic universe, everything has an electromagnetic field surrounding itself, but this field also extends beyond the electromagnetic spectrum. Some spiritual groups have called this field an Aura, and the aura contains an incredible amount of information. It extends from your body and is constantly influencing the world around you. This aura is comprised of thought, as everything in this holographic universe is thought, and thusly so you can directly influence it with your thoughts as you normal do unconsciously.

How To Control You’re Aura: The outermost layer of your aura that falls under your conscious control usually extends 1-3 inches from your body. But the shape and size is completely amorphous and is in a state of constant fluctuations reacting to your thoughts and emotions. In this exercise you will be utilizing a unique feature of the subconscious mind; The inability to tell the difference between imagination and reality. Rather than an evolutionary defect this phenomenon has a purpose, as your subconscious acts as a middleman between your individual consciousness the experiences the world, and the universal consciousness that creates it. Simply by visualizing the aura around your body you can change it (as most psychic abilities have to do with your ability to visualize).

Sit down in a chair and visualize the aura extending 1-3 inches from your body, what color is it? Does it have a color, it may not? Is there any texture to it? Is it misty and cloud-like, possibly more watery and churning in its nature? This is YOUR aura and you will see it in your own unique form. Once you’ve visualized the energy around your body pick a point in space and visualize your aura expanding around you to fill the space between your center and its new radius. Personally I gradually expand my aura from 2 inches to 3 feet in radius, and continue to 7 and 10 feet until it forms a sphere around me. Hold your aura in its new position for several moments then do the same in reverse bringing it back close to your body. After several sessions of this practice and perhaps the first you will begin to feel the space around your body physically expand and contract, which is something quite indescribable. Like a muscle learning to expand and contract your aura will strengthen it and give you more control and familiarity with the process.

Beginners Tips: Don’t force detail into your aura, allow its image to just come to you. Focusing on your breath allows you to be present in the current moment which will help you focus on your visualization. The clearer you can see the expansion and retraction in your head the more clearly you will begin to physically feel it. Lastly remember practice makes perfect, you won’t be a super fantastical wonder at first, you are a novice first learning the ropes of your consciousness. Like all practices discipline is required to hone your talents, this i just a learning process like any other.

Preliminary Practices: The 2 practices described above will carry on into your other psychic abilities. Meditation teaches you how to listen and how to see, not with your eyes and ears but your mind. In meditating you are learning to let go of your preconceived perceptions and bring awareness to all the information at your disposal. Controlling your aura helps in several ways, firstly it improves your visualization capabilities which will be one of your greatest assets. Secondly our bodies are wired to experience any variation of reality imaginable. DNA is a universal structure in all life that determines what we can and can’t experience and how our being manifests itself. The primary difference in your DNA from any other organism is which codons are turned on and which are turned off. Despite popular misconception your DNA is constantly rewriting itself and this process is rewriting your code to experience one of the many extra senses available to you. You have nerves throughout your entire body that unconsciously take in electromagnetic information, since you are unaware of this stimuli(because you’ve never thought about it) this information is run by your subconscious, you are simply bringing it into the conscious mind.

Lucid Dreaming: You may not classify this as a psychic ability, but it is an exploration of your own consciousness and can be a great tool for any budding psychic. Lucid dreaming put simply is the conscious control of your dreams, you can do anything within them; fly over Paris, swim with dolphins, create multiple moons in the sky, literally anything.

How To Lucid Dream: There are multitudes of ways to induce lucid dreaming, but in this post I’ll be teaching to hand in hand practices that in my opinion work beautifully. First you will be reprogramming your mind, your mind works very much like a computer system and its code is comprised of habitual patterns. Throughout your day you are going to be performing reality checks. Take a moment to stop and truly ask yourself if you are dreaming or not, can you remember how you got to where you are now? What did you do from the moment you woke up until now? Is there a high level of detail in the environment or is it more vague? Chances are when you perform these checks you will be in normal reality where everything is crisp, detailed, and makes sense chronologically. If you do this multiple times a day(the more the better) what you are doing is writing a reality check program into your mental process that will carry over into your dreams. Soon you will perform a reality check while in a dream since it is something you usually do. Once you realize you are dreaming you can take immediate control of it. The second method is a more direct approach, as you are going to be and laying down, close your eyes and meditate until you fall asleep. Go through the same processes letting go of your muscle tensions and slowly allow your body to go numb. You have one goal and one goal only, to stay consciously aware as you slip into sleep. If done successful you can drift directly from being awake into a lucid dream. Paired together these practices gave me my first lucid dream within 3 days and I highly recommend them for anyone interested in it. One thing you can do in your dreams is create a persona to represent your unconscious mind, they can be male female, 70 feet tall or a few inches in stature, doesn’t matter how you envision them as long as you know they are representative of your unconscious. You can then engage this persona in a dialogue and discover things about yourself and your mental processes you’d never have come to in your waking state, not easily anyway. There is no limit to what you can do in a lucid dream, be as creative as you can.

IMPORTANT Beginners Tips: Your mind doesn’t specifically want you to be aware you are dreaming, thus when you realize you are dreaming your mind has several ways to circumvent you. Crazy and unexpected events may occur as soon as you realize you are dreaming to distract you and bring you back into the unconscious state. You may experience everything pulling away from you, as if being ripped from the dream and your body will just wake you up ;) but the funny ones are where you will experience a false awakening, where you start to lucid dream, wake up in your room, and think you’ve just lost it when in reality you woke up into another dream xD to avoid this amusing battle between conscious control and unconscious control of the dream here are 2 tips to help you maintain your lucid dream. Immediately after recognizing the dream look at your hands, you will notice they have no fine detail, no creases or prints. Stare at them and envision the creases and detail coming into clarity, say out loud that you demand clarity and the detail will come into focus. If you still find yourself being pulled out of the dream start counting from 1 and on until the dream stabilizes. Your first lucid dreams may only last seconds to a minute, but as you continue to practice they will get longer and longer and you will be able to control them with much more ease.

Manifestation: All of reality manifests itself from your thoughts, whatever you think about most will come into being. If you think about all the betrayal you’ve experienced in life, your life will unfold with an abnormal level of betrayal and you will find yourself wondering why it all happens to you, when in reality it is due to your focus. Have you ever met people who seem exceptionally lucky regardless of them being “good people” or not? They just seem to get all the breaks. This is simply because they know things will work out and good things will happen to them. Whatever you believe it will show itself in your life.

How To Passively Manifest: Things like good luck and misfortune are primarily determined by your mindset and the language choice used in your thoughts. Pay more attention to your thoughts with the new emphasis on their effect on reality. If you find yourself angry at yourself or someone else try to realize if that’s actually how you want to feel on the subject. Do you talk about yourself positively or negatively in your head. Simply mind your thoughts and make alterations in the language you use. Thoughts are energy and like energy attracts like energy. This process is a tad vague but simply by engaging your thoughts you usually pay little attention to can’t transform the entire plane your life unfolds into.

How To Actively Manifest: Active manifestation can be used for a whole multitude of purposes. You can manifest getting that employment position you’ve been wanting for years. You can use it to find those earbuds you lost 3 months ago and still can’t find. You can use to to find a nice set of bongos at a swap meet. But it’s all the same process. As shown by the infamous Schrödinger and the little famous double slit experiment, reality doesn’t exist in physical form until you observe it and collapse its wave function. The wave function is the range of possibilities something can exhibit until you finally look at it and collapse it into one possibility. What you will be doing is influencing those variables to collapse into your desired possibility. Hypothetically you want a job at “Company A”, to manifest this into being realize that the physical world is likened to a metaphorical expression of the internal. Visualize yourself working at Company A. Do you have a desk? What do your clothes look like? What does it feel like to drive there every day? Declare Company A as your place of employment, it’s not that you don’t have the job and are going to get it. Rather you already have the job and are just waiting for the universe to give you the experience of attaining it. As stated before visualization is one of your greatest assets, and the more you refine it, the more powerful your manifestation ability will become.

Beginners Tips: The structuring of your thoughts greatly influences manifestation and can mean the difference between getting exactly what you desired and the exact opposite. When you manifest come from a place contentment and appreciation for what you already have. It’s not that you are without, you are simply putting in a request to the universe and know that as you are the universe yourself, your request has already been received and granted to you, the manifestation process is more of a formality expressing your intent and thanks for what is being given to you rather than something like a prayer asking for the improbable.

Intuitive Empathy: “What the heck is that?!?!” You may be thinking, put short intuitive empathy is the ability to feel and hear the thoughts and feelings of others. Believe it or not you actually are doing this 24/7. Have you ever been having a great day, meet with a friend or family member and find yourself suddenly depressed or frustrated for no reason? And the only real reason you can come up with is your friend was upset and it rubbed off on you. Well that’s actually exactly what happened but on a deeper level than you realize xD An uncomfortable truth to swallow is that not all of the thoughts and emotions you experience are your own. In this situation you just picked up on the emotional state of someone in close proximity to you. We are all heavily connected and exchange information between each other in ways beyond the 5 senses. A lot of parents can just innately feel when their children are going through a rough time, even if separated by hundreds of miles. This phenomena rather than ability is quite prevalent in current society except it’s not being paid attention to.

How To Intuitive Empathy: This is less of a “how to” and more so a “what to be aware of” segment. As you go about your life just take note of all the similarities between the things you feel/think and those around you. You’ll begin to notice synchronicities appearing everywhere and all the time. The hardest emotions to distinguish are usually negative such as anger and sadness. Simply by being aware of your own emotions and the emotions of others you can protect yourself from adopting other people’s turmoil. If you notice you are picking up on the anger of your mother you’ll notice the anger you were previously experiencing will fade away and you will find yourself at peace in a situation that would normally stress you out. But this works the other way around and your emotions will rub off on other people. You can alleviate other people’s suffering simply by being happy and content with yourself in their presence. The dominant force will always overtake the passive force. The only way to develop this sense and discover ways to implement it into your life is to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings, and analyze them for where they come from and how they effect the people around you.

Telekinesis: Yup, here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for. I’ve decided to detail Telekinesis last because though it is a tantalizing psi ability, it is quite advanced and you would do best to practice it in addition to other disciplines. The universe is just a hologram generated inside your mind. Because of this everything you experience is an extension of you. The concrete sidewalk is just as much you as your hands and feet. If I may I’d like to quote the matrix “Do not try to bend the spoon, that is impossible. Only try to realize the truth, there is no spoon.” The spoon only exists when you are looking at it, it is the manifestation of the wave function collapse your mind has deemed it to collapse into. In reality it has no physical form. That spoon is purely you and your own interpretation of it. Because it is you, you have complete influence over it.

How To Develop Telekinesis: 2+7 = 9, but so does 5+4 & 3+6. There are many ways to perform telekinesis, and what works best for you is determined purely on how you see the world. Because of this I will describe 2 methods, but keep in mind, they are all just methods of understanding the same premise. It is recommended before attempting telekinesis you meditate to clear your mind and bring you to a more aware state. For this example we will be talking about the psi wheel, if you don’t know what a psi wheel is, look it up it’s very simple.

Method 1 - Visualization: Place your hands beneath the psi wheel and stare at a single point on the wheel, visualize the wheel as part of you, know it is you, and try to feel the wheel as if it had nerves and physical sensation. You don’t know how you wiggle your finger, you just do it, and in the same way you are attempting to spin the wheel with that neurological impulse. This method takes a lot of patience but can provide a high degree of control, the key is concentration. The feeling connection to the object is much more important than your intent to move it. In fact if you can feel the connection clearly the wheel will actually begin to spin of its own accord. I have had minimal success with this method but it works well for many people.

Method 2 - The Jedi Method: This is my own self taught adaptation(and in all probability you will find your own weird way of doing this) which I have had much greater success with! For this method you will be using your hands. Take your hands place them 3-4 inches apart with your palms facing one another. With your dominant hand stationary slowly begin to move your other hand in circles in front of your palm. Focus on any and all possible feelings in your hands. Some people(like me) feel something immediately and others take several weeks of practice. Regardless you must be delivery. The sensation your looking for has been described in many ways, some people feel it as heat, some as cold, some feel it as a tingling, personally it feels like the air around my hand has become dense and weighted, there’s a very slight feeling of heat but I liken it to holding two magnets in your hands and feeling them pull and repel off one another. When you start to feel this sensation (the force if you will) you can graduate to movements beyond circles and experiment with the field. Really you just want to get yourself familiar with the electromagnetic field around your hands. Once you can feel it clearly in your hands try to feel the energy around other objects. In the case of the psi wheel use your hands to feel the field around it. Realize that the sensation of the field is you and thus the field is a part of you. The more clearly you can sense the field the more of an effect the energy of your hands will influence the wheel. Just feeling the energy generates the magnetic like sensation of a push and pull. With continued practice you will be able to channel energy into a flow similar to a force push and be able to use “the force” to spin the wheel.

Beginners Tips: Whether you use one of the methods I described, another you’ve researched, or your own, the trick is knowing that the object you wish to influence is part of you, and that it doesn’t actually exist as physical matter.

-In Conclusion: I hope that this article has helped you to gain some insight into whatever psychic abilities you wish to accrue. If you’ve read this entire gargantuan post I thank you for your patience and congratulate you on your dedication to understanding higher reality.

A new study reveals psychedelic drugs may actually heighten consciousness

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Many people who have used psychedelic drugs will tell you that the substances expanded their consciousness.

That might sound like mystical garbage, but a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests it might be more true than anyone realized. For the first time, science has demonstrated that psychedelic drugs induce a state of “heightened consciousness” that researchers can measure.

The new paper is rooted in some of the strangest and most exciting research at the frontier of neuroscience: the exploration of consciousness.

A ghost in the brain

Consciousness is mysterious.

Neuroscientists don’t have a good working definition of it, and there isn’t a clear scientific distinction between a being with consciousness and a being without it. Consciousness doesn’t have an obvious role in the brain, though most people are pretty sure it’s there, and it's wildly difficult to measure.

In the new paper, the team of neuroscientists simply consider consciousness that which “vanishes every night when we fall into dreamless sleep.” Which is to say, consciousness is the thing you don’t have when you’re passed out. 

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Most people would agree that they are more conscious when fully awake, less conscious at various stages of sleep, and least conscious when under forms of anesthesia that suppress brain activity.

Existing research has found measurable patterns of activity in the brain that track neatly along that scale. When people are more conscious, their brains exhibit complex, unpredictable patterns of electrical activity, which can be measured using a technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG). A less conscious mind is more sedate, and appears less disorganized in its behavior.

Those differences offer scientists a workable measure of consciousness that can be studied in a lab: brain signal diversity.

Amping up consciousness

In the study, the researchers administered doses of LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin (an active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms) to participants, and measured their brain activity using an MEG machine.

The subjects had all tried psychedelics in the past, and reported experiences during the study that likely sound familiar to other users (seeing geometric patterns, experiencing vivid imaginations, having feelings of merging with the surroundings, and getting senses mixed). 

While the participants were feeling those effects, the MEG recorded brain activity that was more complex and apparently random, especially in regions of the brain related to perception. All three psychedelics were therefore found to increase signal diversity in the brain.

According to the measure of consciousness that’s based on sleep and wakefulness, the subjects seemed to have reached a higher level of consciousness than people who are simply sober and awake. This finding offers a new window into the nature of consciousness itself, and what it means to be a conscious being. It could also help researchers better target future therapies based on psychedelics.

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