Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Raising Your Vibration

Raising your vibration

Taken from:https://learninghowtothink.net

What can I do?

If like me you have gained the awareness that there is a lot of things going on in the world that are negatively effecting humanity, you may of also developed the desire to positively influence the events taking place.
Every individual has different gifts and talents that may be offered in service. The answer in many ways to the question what can I do will be slightly different for everyone.
Personally, the greatest progress I have made was when I turned my focus on changing myself. After Dedication, discipline and effort, I have begun to start seeing great progress in raising my own vibration, which has a passive effect on everyone I encounter on my journey. I am far from completion in this task. But I am starting to see the benefits.
There is a great poem in relation to this:
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town.
I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly, I realise that if long ago I had changed myself, by example, I could of made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
And Their impact could have changed the nation and I could of indeed have changed the world.
~ Unknown monk Approximately 1100AD
What does raising your vibration mean? Well from what I have researched and what is known by quantum physics the universe is energy/information vibrating at different frequencies. From your thoughts to your toes, it’s all energy. Now this in itself is a huge topic and will be covered in a later video/article. Or you can research for yourself here.
Given this information it would be natural to assume that there are different vibrations for emotions/states such as joy, harmony, health, serenity and love. We could call these higher vibrational frequencies. Whereas fear, envy, illness, hate and so on are of a lower vibrational frequency.
In many ways raising your vibration has a lot to do with being more harmonious with life in general, something I’m sure we all desire. Of course, until we reach a very high level of consciousness (something I have barely glimpsed at myself) it’s hard to maintain a very high vibration for extended periods of time. The path is not normally a smooth upwards curve but more akin to 2 steps forward and one back.
Our total level of vibration could be seen as the sum total of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states/bodies.
So how exactly would we go about raising our own vibration? Well if we split up each section of ourselves and go into detail how we can work on each, we shall have an idea on where to start.
The physical body is a great place to start as most people will know how to look after their body already. What may be missing is the perspective that looking after your body positively influences the consciousness of humanity. Or simply put a healthy body helps humanity. More humorously put, a walk in the woods can help change the world.
The physical body responds to what we put inside of it so it makes sense to avoid any toxic chemicals and severely reduce any processed foods. Beating harmful addictions, exercising, drinking plenty of water, eating healthily and spending time in nature are all very obvious things we can do to keep the physical body happy. There are many other things we can do with each person having different requirements for physical health; it’s not black and white. Also, it should be mentioned that physical health is greatly affected by perception of environment.
Something I have experienced myself is when I have indulged in misleading/damaging thought forms for extended periods of time I have actually influenced my physical health via a distorted perception of reality. (Which is known as the Nocebo affect) Dr Bruce Lipton has some interesting research related to this.
This topic will be split up into 3 videos in the next video we shall cover the Mental/Physical/Emotional bodies.  If you are interested in doing your own research into this topic, you can find more information herehere, and here.
The desire to change comes from withinTo throw the false self into the bin.For most this is no easy task,To remove the lower ego we grasp as our mask.Once we peel back the layers of conditioningOnly pure love will be worth mentioning.
An illusion strips us from experiencing serenity,
Where did we receive this untrue identity?



The next section to cover for raising your vibration is our mental state/body. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool and if used correctly can influence our reality around us in a positive way.  This also means the opposite is true.
We all know about the placebo effect, but what is less commonly mentioned is the nocebo effect.
There is an interesting tale, which relates to this.
There was a man who worked with large coolrooms. The coolrooms were kept at a chilly 0 degrees Celsius. It was Friday afternoon and he was preparing himself to finish work for the weekend. He was the last of his peers to leave the building and was going to move a few boxes from one of the coolrooms.  When he entered the room he accidently locked himself in! With no way of opening the door, his fate had been sealed and he was trapped.
He died of hypothermia due to prolonged exposure to cold.
When his co-workers returned they found his dead body… However the coolroom had been turned off and the actual temperature was slightly below room temperature!
So how did he die?
There are numerous tales like this; I can’t vouch for the truth behind them however it certainly makes you think.
When we look into the works of people such as Dr Bruce Lipton we find that the perception of environment affects what chemicals the brain releases into the blood. Quantum physics also suggests that we can influence reality via slightly nudging the probability of certain events happening.
This is simplified and termed as the Law of attraction. It should be mentioned that this is far more complex than is put out in the “New age” arena.
I can highly recommend this Interview hosted by Jason Demakis, where Tom Montalk goes deep into the subject of reality creation, timelines and quantum physics.
From one perspective we can look at the mind being split into two sections, the conscious and the subconscious.
The subconscious mind itself is a huge topic in itself. We could say that the conscious mind is akin to a person in a library choosing books to read from, the subconscious being the library itself.
To make progress within our mentality that is not related to conscious level stuff, gathering knowledge for example, its best to focus on the subconscious mind. That is where the conscious mind is deriving the majority of its behaviours.
There are many ways to reprogram the subconscious mind,  two techniques I have found useful are affirmations and vipassana meditation.
These techniques may be of use to people who feel from an intellectual and knowledge standpoint they are quite mentally strong but find they are not in control of their thoughts and possibly could find themselves indulging in repeating destructive thought patterns.
With affirmations I have found that the best time is before going to sleep and just when you wake up. Going with the theory that we are more in touch with our subconscious in these semi trance like states.
Can you imagine what the affect would be of the person whose first thoughts when waking up are for example “I hate what I am doing today”. I think we can assume the effects would not be very positive.
To set yourself up with affirmations it’s probably best to start with 1 and make it relatively short and simple. It pays to ask yourself what you truly desire, so that you are not trying to manifest something that stems from the conditioned false self (Lower Ego).
As soon as waking and just before sleeping, repeat your affirmation for as long as you like. 5 minutes is enough. If possible, out loud and whilst looking into a mirror if not just silently in your mind is good.
Many people in our society today are in a state of being where they do not love themselves so perhaps a affirmation stating simply “I Love Myself” would be a good one to start with. Louise L Hay has some interesting work relating to this.
When reprogramming your subconscious it takes time, so dedication is key. Also it pays to not be too attached to the outcome and create a new fear based thought pattern worrying if the affirmation will work.
As for Vipassana meditation the technique is very simple. You begin by focusing on your breath and calming the mind, then when ready you bring your awareness to the top of your head and bring it over every section of the body till you reach your toes, then reverse the process.
I find this practice helps with getting in touch with your body and the sensations occurring. I benefit from clearer thought patterns, better interactions with people and have seen an increase in confidence which I think stems from having a better understanding of myself. It has been touted by many wise man to know thyself and I can relate to this.  I noticed improvements after much practice and dedication, you probably wont notice much after just 1 30-minute session.  However if you were to practice 30 minutes everyday for one month then I would bet you start to see results.
These techniques coupled with a healthy intake of empowering knowledge will surely see anyone make great progress in better using this powerful tool we call our mind.  Its all about Repetition, motivation and dedication.

Emotional Health

There are powers that benefit from frequency suppression of humanity and feed of lower vibrational emotions such as fear, hate, and greed. To not feed such entities by having a clear and healthy emotional body/state is a critical step in raising our vibration.
Emotions are incredibly powerful and bustling with energy.  We would be wise to be wary of what situations in life we become emotionally invested in. All be it that this powerful part of ourselves is meant to be expressed it should be done from a calm, controlled, non-judgemental state.
If we are feeling sad/upset that is fine, experience the sensation of sadness, cry if it feels right and release the feeling. Avoid unnecessary over dwelling. This is the healthy way to experience this part of the self. The next step would be to question where this emotion is coming from.
Why do we truly feel the way we do about whatever is occurring? Is it from societal conditioning or have we some deeper aspect of our self that needs addressing? Such as former repression of emotions or perhaps locked away past pain/trauma.
Much progress can be made in this field by working through past pain/trauma. “Shadow work” was a term coined by Carl Jung, which is in reference for the darker aspects of the self contained within.
The following questions can help anyone to become more familiar with their shadow side (from “Knowing your Shadow” by Robert Augustus Masters):
– What do I least want others to know about me?
– What do I tend to have a disproportionate reaction to?
– What am I offended by?
– What person keeps triggering or irritating me?
– What qualities of mine or others do I often feel aversion toward?
– Which emotions do I consider to be bad or wrong?
– Which emotions am I the least comfortable expressing?
– What am I most scared to openly express or share?
Progress in this area can be made when we open up ourselves to a trusted friend or family member.  Almost everyone has secrets or things which the feel fear or embarrassment towards that happened in their past. These situations can lead to trapped emotions & pain. When left untouched this may manifest as repeating destructive thought loops or physical illness.
If you do not have this luxury available to you, then there are methods in which you can look inside yourself and work through your emotions. Ask what am I offended by? Why does it offend me and is this justified or does it stem from the falsely grafted lower ego personality?
I am aware of 2 different techniques, which can be performed alone.
One of them is the meditation practice know as focusing.
The other method, recapitulation is mentioned in the work of Carlos Castaneda.
The technique simply involves in your minds eye reliving traumatic or troubling events whilst performing deep breathing and sway the head from left to right and back again. The theory being in reliving these moments in details trapped/lost energy/emotions is released or regained. The idea is to try to relive the moment in the best possible accuracy, including how you felt and how you thought others involved felt.
When we begin clearing the old “stuff” we begin to open ourselves up to the higher, powerful love/light vibrations.  In turn becoming a broadcasting station or lighthouse allowing more people to do the same.


Enlightenment is a destructive process, are you ready for pain?
The path to ones own awakening requires that you will have to not only step, but leap out of your comfort zone.  Once you have begun to go against the grain in terms of breaking free from the matrix control system, forces will act upon you to attempt bring you back into the mainstream frequency.  More on the hidden forces of life here.
This is not something to be feared as the only way these forces can act upon you is through your own weak/blind spots within yourself.  In a way these forces are just highlighting areas within that require attention.
It pays to be aware but not emotionally invested in how these seemingly hidden forces operate. Once we have come to an level of understanding the very tools that the matrix uses to try to get us to stay asleep, become the very things that can be used to further awaken our being and evolve spiritually. This reversal of flow is what we are after.
Knowledge protects, ignorance endangers.
When we talk about making progress spiritually, its not about who can do the most complex yoga poses. Whilst having a spiritual practice such as Meditation, Qi Gong, and Yoga etc. is incredibly beneficial in many ways, there is more to the story.
Practice such as the ones mentioned provide a base from which we can begin to work on ourselves to clear out our old conditioning, and heal our wounds. Then once we have begun to clear the vessel we create space for the higher vibrational frequencies to gain a foothold in our being and we become a frequency anchor.
I have found Vipassana meditation a great tool for gaining better control over my mind. After a challenging 10-day course and continued practice I am seeing improvements.
There is an interesting documentary called Doing Time Doing Vipassana. This documentary features people in prison practicing Vipassana.
There are many different meditation techniques so it pays to try a few and see what works best for you.
Two core principles of the spiritual path involve learning lessons and helping others. We could use the perspective that everything we encounter on our journey is an opportunity to learn a lesson. Even the mistakes!  Some go further and suggest that we can gauge how evolved a being is by how many lessons they have learned.
It’s interesting to think that every experience is an opportunity for further growth and development. This also ties in nicely with emotional work. When something offends us we can learn a lesson about why such an act stirs up a particular emotion within us.
We as humans have free will, which leaves it up to us to decide if we are in service to others or service to the self.  Once we decide which way we wish to polarize we can begin taking positive steps to further increase polarity.
The more we begin to start waking up the more reality will respond, so we would be best to likewise respond and not react. Things may get rough at times, if you have noticed that there seems to be forces acting upon you to try to stop your awakening process, whether it be through your own mind with thought injections or through other people, even friends/family acting irrationally. Know that you are probably on the right track.
Once we have begun to purify the vessel from within we have taken the first steps to partaking in the most powerful act we can do to help humanity and ourselves at this time.
Remember, brothers and sisters of eternityWe are here to emanate peace and serenity.Not all are ready for such a vibrationSome are here to face their own temporary annihilation.For them nothing can be doneHowever do not despair, this war can be won.It is won a single heart a timeMaking the consciousness of love within shine.For the whole collective consciousness becomes brighterEven if just for one person you make this journey a bit lighter.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Ten Reason to support Universal Basic Income

1) Universal Basic Income will help us rethink how & why we work

A basic income can help you do other work and reconsider old choices: It will enable you to retrain, safe in the knowledge that you’ll have enough money to maintain a decent standard of living while you do. It will therefore help each of us to decide what it is we truly want to do.

2) Universal Basic Income will contribute to better working conditions

With the insurance of having unconditional basic income as a safety net, workers can challenge their employers if they find their conditions of work unfair or degrading.
3) Universal Basic Income will downsize bureaucracy
Because a basic income scheme is one of the most simple tax / benefits models, it will reduce all the bureaucracy surrounding the welfare state thus making it less complex and costly, while being fairer and more emancipatory.

4) Universal Basic income will make benefit fraud obsolete

As an extension of (3), benefit fraud will vanish as a possibility because no one needs to commit fraud to get a basic income: it is granted automatically. Moreover, an unconditional basic income will fix the threshold and poverty trap effects induced by the current means-tested schemes.

5) Universal Basic income will help reducing inequalities

A basic income is also a means for sharing out the wealth produced by a society to all people thereby reducing the growing inequalities across the world.

6) It will provide a more secure and substantial safety net for all people

Most existing means-tested anti-poverty schemes exclude people because of their complexity, or because people don’t even know how to apply or whether they qualify. With a basic income, people currently excluded from benefit allowances will automatically have their rights guaranteed.

7) Universal Basic Income will contribute to less working hours and better distribution of jobs

With a basic income, people will have the option to reduce their working hours without sacrificing their income. They will therefore be able to spend more time doing other things they find meaningful. At the macroeconomic level, this will induce a better distribution of jobs because people reducing their hours will increase the jobs opportunities for those currently excluded from the labor market.

8) Universal Basic Income will reward unpaid contributions

A huge number of unpaid activities are currently not recognized as economic contributions. Yet, our economy increasingly relies on these free contributions (think about wikipedia as well as the work parents do). A Basic Income would recognise and reward theses activities.

9) Universal Basic Income will strengthen our Democracy

With a minimum level of security guaranteed to all citizens and less time in work or worrying about work, innovation in political, social, economic and technological terms would be a made more lively part of everyday life and its concerns.

10) Universal Basic Income is a fair redistribution of technological advancement

Thanks to massive advancements in our technological and productive capacities the world of work is changing. Yet most of our wealth and technology is as a consequence of our ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’: We are wealthier not as a result of our own efforts and merits but those of our ancestors. Basic income is a way to civilize and redistribute the advantages of that on-going advancement.
and one more….

11) Universal Basic Income will end extreme financial poverty

Because we live in a world where we have the means (and one hopes, the will) to end the kinds of suffering we see as a supposedly constant feature of our surroundings. Basic income is a way to join together the means and the will.

Monday, 4 January 2016

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

By David Graeber / strikemag.org
Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for Strike Magazine's summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully…
On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs
In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we are quite capable of this. And yet it didn’t happen. Instead, technology has been marshaled, if anything, to figure out ways to make us all work more. In order to achieve this, jobs have had to be created that are, effectively, pointless. Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul. Yet virtually no one talks about it.
Why did Keynes’ promised utopia – still being eagerly awaited in the ‘60s – never materialise? The standard line today is that he didn’t figure in the massive increase in consumerism. Given the choice between less hours and more toys and pleasures, we’ve collectively chosen the latter. This presents a nice morality tale, but even a moment’s reflection shows it can’t really be true. Yes, we have witnessed the creation of an endless variety of new jobs and industries since the ‘20s, but very few have anything to do with the production and distribution of sushi, iPhones, or fancy sneakers.
So what are these new jobs, precisely? A recent report comparing employment in he US between 1910 and 2000 gives us a clear picture (and I note, one pretty much exactly echoed in the UK). Over the course of the last century, the number of workers employed as domestic servants, in industry, and in the farm sector has collapsed dramatically. At the same time, “professional, managerial, clerical, sales, and service workers” tripled, growing “from one-quarter to three-quarters of total employment.” In other words, productive jobs have, just as predicted, been largely automated away (even if you count industrial workers globally, including the toiling masses in India and China, such workers are still not nearly so large a percentage of the world population as they used to be).
But rather than allowing a massive reduction of working hours to free the world’s population to pursue their own projects, pleasures, visions, and ideas, we have seen the ballooning not even so much of the “service” sector as of the administrative sector, up to and including the creation of whole new industries like financial services or telemarketing, or the unprecedented expansion of sectors like corporate law, academic and health administration, human resources, and public relations. And these numbers do not even reflect on all those people whose job is to provide administrative, technical, or security support for these industries, or for that matter the whole host of ancillary industries (dog-washers, all-night pizza deliverymen) that only exist because everyone else is spending so much of their time working in all the other ones.
These are what I propose to call “bullshit jobs.”
It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. And here, precisely, lies the mystery. In capitalism, this is precisely what is not supposed to happen. Sure, in the old inefficient socialist states like the Soviet Union, where employment was considered both a right and a sacred duty, the system made up as many jobs as they had to (this is why in Soviet department stores it took three clerks to sell a piece of meat). But, of course, this is the very sort of problem market competition is supposed to fix. According to economic theory, at least, the last thing a profit-seeking firm is going to do is shell out money to workers they don’t really need to employ. Still, somehow, it happens.
While corporations may engage in ruthless downsizing, the layoffs and speed-ups invariably fall on that class of people who are actually making, moving, fixing and maintaining things; through some strange alchemy no one can quite explain, the number of salaried paper-pushers ultimately seems to expand, and more and more employees find themselves, not unlike Soviet workers actually, working 40 or even 50 hour weeks on paper, but effectively working 15 hours just as Keynes predicted, since the rest of their time is spent organising or attending motivational seminars, updating their facebook profiles or downloading TV box-sets.
The answer clearly isn’t economic: it’s moral and political. The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger (think of what started to happen when this even began to be approximated in the ‘60s). And, on the other hand, the feeling that work is a moral value in itself, and that anyone not willing to submit themselves to some kind of intense work discipline for most of their waking hours deserves nothing, is extraordinarily convenient for them.
Once, when contemplating the apparently endless growth of administrative responsibilities in British academic departments, I came up with one possible vision of hell. Hell is a collection of individuals who are spending the bulk of their time working on a task they don’t like and are not especially good at. Say they were hired because they were excellent cabinet-makers, and then discover they are expected to spend a great deal of their time frying fish. Neither does the task really need to be done – at least, there’s only a very limited number of fish that need to be fried. Yet somehow, they all become so obsessed with resentment at the thought that some of their co-workers might be spending more time making cabinets, and not doing their fair share of the fish-frying responsibilities, that before long there’s endless piles of useless badly cooked fish piling up all over the workshop and it’s all that anyone really does.
I think this is actually a pretty accurate description of the moral dynamics of our own economy.
Now, I realise any such argument is going to run into immediate objections: “who are you to say what jobs are really ‘necessary’? What’s necessary anyway? You’re an anthropology professor, what’s the ‘need’ for that?” (And indeed a lot of tabloid readers would take the existence of my job as the very definition of wasteful social expenditure.) And on one level, this is obviously true. There can be no objective measure of social value.
I would not presume to tell someone who is convinced they are making a meaningful contribution to the world that, really, they are not. But what about those people who are themselves convinced their jobs are meaningless? Not long ago I got back in touch with a school friend who I hadn’t seen since I was 12. I was amazed to discover that in the interim, he had become first a poet, then the front man in an indie rock band. I’d heard some of his songs on the radio having no idea the singer was someone I actually knew. He was obviously brilliant, innovative, and his work had unquestionably brightened and improved the lives of people all over the world. Yet, after a couple of unsuccessful albums, he’d lost his contract, and plagued with debts and a newborn daughter, ended up, as he put it, “taking the default choice of so many directionless folk: law school.” Now he’s a corporate lawyer working in a prominent New York firm. He was the first to admit that his job was utterly meaningless, contributed nothing to the world, and, in his own estimation, should not really exist.why
There’s a lot of questions one could ask here, starting with, what does it say about our society that it seems to generate an extremely limited demand for talented poet-musicians, but an apparently infinite demand for specialists in corporate law? (Answer: if 1% of the population controls most of the disposable wealth, what we call “the market” reflects what they think is useful or important, not anybody else.) But even more, it shows that most people in these jobs are ultimately aware of it. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever met a corporate lawyer who didn’t think their job was bullshit. The same goes for almost all the new industries outlined above. There is a whole class of salaried professionals that, should you meet them at parties and admit that you do something that might be considered interesting (an anthropologist, for example), will want to avoid even discussing their line of work entirely. Give them a few drinks, and they will launch into tirades about how pointless and stupid their job really is.
This is a profound psychological violence here. How can one even begin to speak of dignity in labour when one secretly feels one’s job should not exist? How can it not create a sense of deep rage and resentment. Yet it is the peculiar genius of our society that its rulers have figured out a way, as in the case of the fish-fryers, to ensure that rage is directed precisely against those who actually do get to do meaningful work. For instance: in our society, there seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it.  Again, an objective measure is hard to find, but one easy way to get a sense is to ask: what would happen were this entire class of people to simply disappear? Say what you like about nurses, garbage collectors, or mechanics, it’s obvious that were they to vanish in a puff of smoke, the results would be immediate and catastrophic. A world without teachers or dock-workers would soon be in trouble, and even one without science fiction writers or ska musicians would clearly be a lesser place. It’s not entirely clear how humanity would suffer were all private equity CEOs, lobbyists, PR researchers, actuaries, telemarketers, bailiffs or legal consultants to similarly vanish. (Many suspect it might markedly improve.) Yet apart from a handful of well-touted exceptions (doctors), the rule holds surprisingly well.
Even more perverse, there seems to be a broad sense that this is the way things should be. This is one of the secret strengths of right-wing populism. You can see it when tabloids whip up resentment against tube workers for paralysing London during contract disputes: the very fact that tube workers can paralyse London shows that their work is actually necessary, but this seems to be precisely what annoys people. It’s even clearer in the US, where Republicans have had remarkable success mobilizing resentment against school teachers, or auto workers (and not, significantly, against the school administrators or auto industry managers who actually cause the problems) for their supposedly bloated wages and benefits. It’s as if they are being told “but you get to teach children! Or make cars! You get to have real jobs! And on top of that you have the nerve to also expect middle-class pensions and health care?”
If someone had designed a work regime perfectly suited to maintaining the power of finance capital, it’s hard to see how they could have done a better job. Real, productive workers are relentlessly squeezed and exploited. The remainder are divided between a terrorised stratum of the, universally reviled, unemployed and a larger stratum who are basically paid to do nothing, in positions designed to make them identify with the perspectives and sensibilities of the ruling class (managers, administrators, etc) – and particularly its financial avatars – but, at the same time, foster a simmering resentment against anyone whose work has clear and undeniable social value. Clearly, the system was never consciously designed. It emerged from almost a century of trial and error. But it is the only explanation for why, despite our technological capacities, we are not all working 3-4 hour days.
David Graeber is a Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. His most recent book, The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement, is published by Spiegel & Grau.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Looking For A Good Ayahuasca Retreat? 8 Reasons To Choose ‘The Way Inn Lodge’, Peru

With a whole slew of ayahuasca retreats cropping up all over South America these days, it can be tough to decide on a good place to go with. After doing some research online, I found The Way Inn Lodge, in Huaraz, Peru, which seemed very promising to me. Over the last year, I ended up attending two retreats there, where I met incredible people and had the most profound experiences of my life. In my opinion, and from what I’ve researched and heard from others on their experiences at other retreats, it is one of the best ayahuasca organizations out there today. Here are 8 reasons why:

1. The Ayahuasca medicine used there is pure and safe

Many people may not be aware that there are a few types of ayahuasca – some of which it would be advisable to stay away from. Each ayahuasca retreat organization is touting the supremacy of their brew. Be aware that not all brews are created equal and that some may be potentially harmful (even fatal) given the quality of preparation, nature of ingredients used, as well as the intention imbued within the brew.
The brew used at The Way Inn Lodge is known as Ayahuasca Cielo (heaven/sky Ayahuasca), a gentle yet powerful healing plant that serves as a catalyst for personal transformation and allows one to have insightful visions. You can rest assured knowing you are getting something safe and effective. 5 ayahuasca ceremonies are offered as part of their 9-day retreat package.

2. The Shamanic Team is a delight to work with and knows what they’re doing

Perhaps even more essential than the ayahuasca itself is the Shaman you are going to work with. What is their intention in running these ayahuasca ceremonies? Is it for personal gain or is their objective to assist people in healing? How long have they been working with the medicine?
At The Way Inn, there is a strong sense of being nurtured and cared for by the Shamanic staff. Holding years of experience, they have nothing but the purest interests for their guests and will go the length to ensure total comfort and security for them.

3. Great accommodations provided

It’s safe to say we are already stepping way out of our comfort zone by deciding to fly to Peru in order to work with a potentially vomit-inducing, hallucinogenic beverage prepared by a Shaman. So it’s nice to know that a certain level of comfort can be expected with regards to the accommodations. Donning a quaint, rustic, and cottage-like ambiance, the Lodge offers a few comfortable accommodation options ranging from triple and double rooms with shared bathrooms, to single rooms with private bathrooms. Prices range according to the option chosen. The rooms are cleaned daily and fresh towels are provided. Even laundry services are offered. It literally feels like your home away from home…with the occasional goat strolling by!

4. It resides in the perfect setting

Nestled in the breathtaking landscape of the Peruvian Andes, The Way Inn Lodge is situated in an environment that revitalizes, rejuvenates and inspires. Being relatively isolated, it is free from the distraction of ‘urban energy’ and allows guests to feel they’re in a haven or a sanctuary where they can focus solely on their personal journey towards healing.


5. The food is delicious, healthy and on par with the ayahuasca dieta

Diet is of great importance when working with the medicine. The goal is to eat as clean as possible, so as to clear dense energies from the physical and energetic body.
The Way Inn provides the Shamanic ‘dieta’, and also offers the less intense semi-dieta for guests who prefer it. In addition to being clean and nutritious, all the meals served are unique and flavorful, and considering the dieta restrictions, include a sensible range of vegetables, fruits, grains and proteins.

6. You get one-on-one consultations with the Shaman, and an Ayurveda Healer.

The staff organizes specialized one-on-one consultations for each guest. A consultation with the Shaman gives guests deeper insight into their ayahuasca experiences, and helps them understand and integrate the messages and visions they have received. A consultation with the Ayurveda Healer gives guests insight on healthy diet changes they can make, specific to their body’s needs.

7. Other healing modalities are offered

Yoga, meditation and pranayama are offered every day to accelerate the healing process and increase the efficacy of ayahuasca. Learning how to stay centered by focusing on the breath proves to be an invaluable skill when working with the medicine. Mindfulness and attention to breath both allow one to cultivate a sense of deep awareness and acceptance of whatever transpires during an ayahuasca trip. Yoga helps to clear any physical and energetic blocks, making one more receptive to the medicine.


8. There’s a San Pedro ceremony and hiking excursion included

The already enticing 9-day retreat includes a full day’s hike, shortly after consuming a mescaline-containing cactus plant called ‘San Pedro.’ An experienced San Pedro Guide will lead you through the most awe-inspiring landscape, which will prove to be an extraordinary experience bound to bring you great insight and awaken deep truth within you. There’s nothing quite like it and it differs greatly from the experience of ayahuasca, offering new lessons and paradigm shifts.

If you are looking for a safe, affordable, comfortable and beautiful ayahuasca retreat center, I highly recommend this place! You won’t be disappointed.
For more information, and to book The Way Inn’s 9-day Andean Ayahuasca Retreat, visit www.thewayinn.com.
If you have any questions about ayahuasca in general, feel free to leave your comments below.
Blessings and much love,

Originally posted on Collective Evolution

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Why Did The Media Keep The Recent Peaceful Icelandic Revolution Quiet?

icelandDid you know about the peaceful Icelandic revolution that took place over the last 5 years? If you didn’t, it is likely because it was never televised or talked about very much at all on mainstream news. One would have to be part of the right websites or Facebook pages to even find out that this has been going on. Why is this the case? Why keep something so monumental hidden from the public?
First let’s discuss what took place with this revolution, then it will become much more clear as to why this was never televised.
It was during a time of a lot of financial turmoil around the world and stories were popping up all over the news of how banks around the world had been crushing or minimizing rebellions by receiving massive bailouts to keep them alive. The Iceland story is different because there was no crushing or ending the rebellion, instead, the people rose up. This is why this was not seen on TV anywhere. If the rest of the world knew that the people won, it may give them some ideas.
During the financial turmoil of 2008 and 2009, the people of Iceland forced their government and banks to resign. How did they do this? Peacefully. The following is a summation of what steps they took over a process of several years, and it all began with each one of them realizing this couldn’t continue.
2008 – The main bank of Iceland is nationalized. The Krona, the currency of Iceland devaluates and the stock market halts. The country is in bankruptcy.
2008 – Citizens rise up at Parliament and succeed in forcing the resignation of both the prime minister and the effective government. New elections are held.
Yet, the country remains in a bad economic situation. A Parliament act is passed to pay back 3,500 million Euros to Great Britain and Holland by the people of Iceland monthly during the next 15 years, with 5.5% interest.
2010 – The people of Iceland again take to the streets to demand a referendum. In January of 2010, the President of Iceland denies approval, instead announcing a popular vote on the matter by the people.
In March, a referendum and denial of payment is approved by popular vote of 93%. Meanwhile, government officials initiate an investigation to bring to justice those responsible for the crisis. Many high level executives and bankers are arrested. Interpol dictates an order to force all implicated parties to leave Iceland.
An assembly is elected to write a new constitution (based on that of Denmark) to avoid entrapments of debt based currency foreign loans. 25 citizens are chosen — with no political affiliation — out of the 522 candidates. The only qualifications for candidacy are adulthood and the support of 30 people. The constitutional assembly started in February of 2011. It continues to present ‘carta magna’ from recommendations provided by various assemblies throughout the country. Ultimately, it must be approved by both the current Parliament and the one created through the next legislative election.
It’s quite a story isn’t it? You can most definitely see at this point why this was not covered in newspapers, on radio networks and on television. Imagine seeing this story on TV several times each day wherever you live in the world; do you think the people would start to get ideas? Maybe try the same thing? Most definitely. There is always a constant push of fear, murders, anger, government success, health fallacies and false information, but never do we hear of stories that could be a threat to the system.
Another key factor of this revolution that we have to look at is that it did not come from a place of violence, bloodshed or anger. No guns or fighting! It was simply people getting together peacefully and working things out. This is something this entire world is capable of but believes is impossible. Humanity has been so programmed to give itself little credit in this department. We always hear about how we need to be governed, there are too many crazy people out there, we need a big brother keeping control. The truth is, without the confines and certain rules the system employs, we would be a much more peaceful people mainly because we are no longer acting in survival mode. Now I am not here to say that the system is the only issue because it isn’t, our programming is also very strong in what we have been taught and believe about ourselves. I am simply here to say, this programming can be broken and our consciousness can and is changing.
I also thought it was a big step to see Iceland employ a new means of choosing it’s leaders. Someone who is an adult and has 30 people supporting them can run. This is great as the only reason why we have educated politicians today is because the elite needs to know that these people are programmed to repeat this system. Generally they also have to have corporate affiliations as well so they know they can be controlled by money.
Now Iceland is proceeding to actually prosecute some of their formerly most powerful bankers and the Icelandic special prosecutor has stated that it very well may indict some 90 people. Meanwhile, over 200 people, including the former chief executives of Iceland’s three biggest banks, face criminal charges for their activities. While I don’t agree with the judgment factor being used here, I understand that this is the step they feel right in taking.
Hopefully more countries around the world begin to follow suit!
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