“Many Introverts are also “highly sensitive,” which sounds poetic, but is actually a technical term in psychology. If you are a sensitive sort, then you’re more apt than the average person to feel pleasantly overwhelmed by Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” or a well-turned phrase or an act of extraordinary kindness. You may be quicker than others to feel sickened by violence and ugliness, and you likely have a very strong conscience.”
“The highly sensitive tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive… They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions – sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear.
Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments, both physical and emotional, unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss – another person’s shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.”
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“Neil Kramer is a British philosopher and esotericist. His work focuses principally on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He explores the relationship between inner development and the many social and cultural factors that influence our everyday lives by drawing attention to embracing truth, confronting the negative, and transforming self.
Neil returns to Red Ice Radio to pick up on our last discussion on tribal heritage, taking the concept a bit further to include problems that stem from misconceptions about human rights, the promises of equality, and self-censorship. Neil defines what he calls the Empire, or the system that is set against the growth of man, and outlines the importance of recognizing that these entities are designed to be part of our spiritual development.
We consider the media’s focus on race, migration, sexual orientation and equality and how these headlines have been formulated to invoke division and polarization amongst tribes. Neil draws connections from the formation of the UN’s 1946 Commission on Human Rights to the current policies that appear to champion freedom and well being, but ultimately seek to condition people to believe in an unnatural sense of sameness and uniformity amongst individuals and across cultures. Neil emphasizes the primary meaning of discrimination, a word that has been used to prevent people from making moral observations or expressing any sort of disapproval.”
“How are we meant to not just survive, but thrive in this Crazy Town that we find ourselves in?
Without tapping into some form of spirituality, it’s challenging, because then there is no better or bigger picture in which to contextualise this total f**king mess. But doing so doesn’t change anything but what’s happening within us; we also need to be active in ways which do not support the current system and which create new systems of living for a united and sustainable global culture.
This means disconnecting from the mainstream media and freeing the mind from its biased narrative… Of course it is important to stay updated with current affairs, yet there are a multitude of alternative and independent news sites that do a much better job by providing a just and robust coverage of world events…
The general aim is to further disconnect from the matrix as much as possible and provide our own needs as much as we can. Yet in some ways it’s still business as usual, which means getting on with the priorities of life, including finding peace within this emotional roller-coaster ride. Generating mental and physical self-care strategies to ensure our healing and growth is absolutely essential. To affect real change in our inner realm, we need to be the master of our emotions instead of allowing our emotions to master us…
Igniting our passion and creativity is also essential. Fearlessly pursuing things we are passionate about is good for our physical, psychological and emotional well-being, and also provides an outlet for us to express who we are and what legacy we will leave behind…
Most of all… it is integral to develop a philosophy which connects us to the universe. We can look to many sources to understand our union with reality, such as the quantum sciences, religion or spirituality. No matter what we personally resonate with most, as long as we treat our fellow universe and everything in it with the same love and respect that we should be treating ourselves, we’re on the right track.”