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    The future of humanity - McKenna, Abraham, Sheldrake
    (1:39:57 hrs.)

    "Predicting the future is seldom a sure thing but that didn''t stop Rupert, Ralph and Terence in this trialogue at Esalen back in '92. Many of the issues they discuss remain unresolved today, long past the turn of the millennium and 2012.

    What is the nature of the political and social world that we should construct for ourselves and for our children? The problem of future-phobia within our society. How can society be reconstructed and improved? The crisis in values in our society. The incompatibility of capitalism and democracy. The need for intervention. Rethinking the notion of freedom. Could the idea of the eschaton be working against change? The need for leadership with positive guiding visions. Where will the new positive vision come from? What could trigger the next major shift? The return to local communities. A native peoples' intervention. The danger of pretending that catastrophe is not probable. What kind of miracle could help avert catastrophe? The need for mathematical models to aid environmental and economic interventions.

    Electronic feudalism. Terence's view on and the fractionalisation and feudalisation of the world. The dangers of materialism. The need for the empowerment of women worldwide. The resurgence of shamanic practice. The need for social transformation and a vision on the mythological level. A way to achieve zero population growth. The psychedelic revival in England. The need for a collective vision quest. Entheogens and religion. The post-catastrophic world society. Crisis will force change. What is the true mission of humanity? Questions and answers: The eschaton as eraser of boundaries. 2012."

    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

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    Perfection is its own fault


    (If you get eaten it’s your own fault!)




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    Consider the following, ‘creative prose’, from an ordinary visionary sharing a vision:

    We came here (this reality, now) to take (a) part.

    Looking in, everything seemed so irresistible, no strings attached. The catch, it seems, is one in which the strings go unseen until its much too late. Some strings are more obvious than others. Even those yet seen, they all have their draw.

    The strings have been (here) in what seems like forever. It is damn near impossible to image without them. Where do the strings begin and where do they end? (or so we thought)

    Well, but then again, that is a string-a-long as well.




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    And you might ask yourself how did I get here?





    Nothing to it!


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    Life begins in the middle of Life and so on.

    A premise that leaves hazy 'beginnings' and consequently their counterparts.










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    Silent

    Still




    Silent

    Still

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    Life begins in the middle of Life and so on.

    A premise that leaves hazy 'beginnings' and consequently their counterparts.










    Quote “Look at this life – all mystery and magic.”
    — Harry Houdini
    I feel confident we affect the past, present and future.
    “To develop a complete mind: Study the art of science; study the science of art. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Quote Posted by justntime2learn (here)
    I feel confident we affect the past, present and future.
    Aye.

    Here is a time related idea I never considered before…. Say the knowledge/ ability exists to travel back and forth through a/ the time continuum but that a loss of a good size of memory including the jump itself occurs.

    It seems the ‘jumper’ would experience the present just like anyone else does (ie the common perception of time that surrounding people report experiencing).

    In short, theoretically you or I could be an amnesiac time traveler. Not much use in the present tense unless those memories return with clarity.

    I am reminded of the quote: “Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.”
    ― Werner Heisenber

    I imagine that all sounds like science fiction (with emphasis 'fiction') to many, and I get that, but consider our modern world to those in the not so distant past as they would find many of our current devices as something straight out of science fiction. I can just see a person from the future describing something and the thoughts and words go something along the lines of…”Impossible!

    Soooo…what IS “science fiction” really?






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    You are ALL Angels to me.

    Calling all you Angels.










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    Beyond the shadow, I see you, though this is not through human sight.


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    Let the quote above sink in for just a bit, if you wish.






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    Love these words from Clare Dubois, founder of the charity TreeSisters. Thought I would share them. Lifted from this video : https://www.facebook.com/treesisters...4140922114646/

    “It's part of who I am to ensure that this world is woven back together by the roots of the trees. By my love, and our love, entwined with the roots of the trees.” […] “How can it be normal to take and abuse and consume and dominate, and not care? How can that be normal? How can that be an expression of our hearts? It's not. That's not who we are. It's not us in our beauty, it's not us in our magnificence, it's not us in our generosity. It's not us in our care. It's not even us in our common sense. That's a brainwashed disconnected state that is the lowest form of what it means to be human. We are not selfish. Not deep down. We are so loving. We're so craving of intimacy and belonging, and that intimacy and belonging is our birthright as part of this world that we are made of. We're made of this world. She's miraculous. She's astonishing. She's exquisite. And she's perfectly formed. Perfectly formed to create life.”




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    to our friends the trees





    == Post Update ==

    P.S. I followed the link in EFO's reply (below) to this post.

    The link was all that was posted (other than quoting my post), and it was a picture with text that read :

    “GREENWASHING :
    Spending more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing rather than actually implementing business practices that minimize environmental impact.”

    It's a shame if that's all anyone gets from the quote I typed up, or the video. If anyone knows something about TreeSisters' practices as a charity that they'd like to share, it would be useful to prove it in detail (that would be informative) rather than make a vague smear. Or if they think it's me that's virtue signalling perhaps they could state that instead. There's always a risk when you share loving words that people will think you, or the person you're quoting, are inadequate. But if we hide our true feelings, for fear someone may deem them disingenuous, then we only become victims of another's fear.

    Personally, I found those words from Clare to be heartfelt and genuine. And I was only trying to share some goodness.

    Much love to all
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    Quote Posted by Melinda (here)
    Love these words from Clare Dubois, founder of the charity TreeSisters. Thought I would share them. Lifted from this video : https://www.facebook.com/treesisters...4140922114646/

    “It's part of who I am to ensure that this world is woven back together by the roots of the trees. By my love, and our love, entwined with the roots of the trees.” […] “How can it be normal to take and abuse and consume and dominate, and not care? How can that be normal? How can that be an expression of our hearts? It's not. That's not who we are. It's not us in our beauty, it's not us in our magnificence, it's not us in our generosity. It's not us in our care. It's not even us in our common sense. That's a brainwashed disconnected state that is the lowest form of what it means to be human. We are not selfish. Not deep down. We are so loving. We're so craving of intimacy and belonging, and that intimacy and belonging is our birthright as part of this world that we are made of. We're made of this world. She's miraculous. She's astonishing. She's exquisite. And she's perfectly formed. Perfectly formed to create life.”




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    to our friends the trees


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    Tress are one of infinitely wonderful entities in this reality. I converse with four great evergreen trees all within a few yards of each other in a small backyard regularly along with two other varieties.

    .......................

    It was only a matter of time before a lexicon such as the one mentioned in your post, EFO, would appear in a shared consciousness. It reminds of the rate so many inspiring grassroot ideas appear to be co-opted in modern society.

    Its as if........

    Inspiration: Life affirming ideas and movements
    Expiration: Co-opted for control and profit

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    Engywook: Next is the Magic Mirror Gate. Atreju has to face his true self.
    Falkor: So what? That won't be too hard for him.
    Engywook: Oh, that's what everyone thinks! But kind people find out that they are cruel. Brave men discover that they are really cowards! Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!
    — The Never Ending Story









    There is reflection on either side of the mirror. That is why it is of dubious endeavor to be defined by reflection no matter which side of the mirror their conviction lays errrr lies errrr... (hmmmmm).

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    Tress are one of infinitely wonderful entities in this reality. I converse with four great evergreen trees all within a few yards of each other in a small backyard regularly along with two other varieties.
    How beautiful, and yes indeed. Conscious, they feel, and they speak their own language. I tend to ask permission before easing into a full hug. Some are busy, or simply prefer not to be disturbed. But some invite you over.

    Quote Posted by O Donna (here)
    Engywook: Oh, that's what everyone thinks! But kind people find out that they are cruel. Brave men discover that they are really cowards! Confronted by their true selves, most men run away screaming!
    I've often found this to be true. In a world full of illusions it's all too easy to project onto others what stems from ourselves. It is also true, that in a world of all things being possible, some things are just as they appear to be.

    It (sort of) reminds me of a quote that makes me smile, that I playfully put to myself in examining my own motivations here and there. I've seen it ascribed to JP Morgan, the infamous banker (though he likely wasn't the first to express the notion) :

    “A man always has two reasons for what he does—a good one, and the real one.”

    It tickles the rebel in me to find a gem of wisdom from the lips of a cutthroat capitalist, rather than purely from a realm of hermetic or pantless spiritual masters. Even if he was lacking in integrity, and spiritual strength, as the saying goes : even a broken clock is right twice a day. Not that he was necessarily broken (I never met the man.) But I wouldn't have employed him to tutor anyone's kids.

    When it comes to being open to inspiration, or to growth, I've often found it enriching to look in all corners. Be prepared to peer a little, or a lot, into darkness, both within and without.

    It's one reason why I lean to wearing black sometimes. Keep your dark part close to the surface. Other days I meddle with colours that look like they slipped off a rainbow. Fun to surf the spectrum. But black is comforting. Like the mystery of the night, or the depths of a natural water well. Comforting in the sense that I take solace in knowing I don't have all the answers. And the space that contains them is more infinite than I imagine.

    Love, in serving others, can take many forms. Not always gentle. Not always wild.

    But it can aim to be true, as best it knows.


    So sayeth this bumbling searcher anyways...





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    Your post is a joy to read, Melinda! Sensing every word....

    When getting in touch with your expression my expression in return is that the truest 'me' has no story, a beautiful mystery.




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    All things appear to pop in and out of varied reality, where is the constant? A constant tease? All shadows of reality, disappearing upon arrival while simultaneously appearing on the horizon. Rinse, lather, repeat.

    Quote Should I give up
    Or should I just keep chasing pavements?
    Even if it leads nowhere

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