“What is death? Our materialist science reduces everything to matter. Materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone. Actually, many honest scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works. The brain is involved in it some way but we’re not sure how. It could be that the brain generates consciousness the way a generator makes electricity, if you hold to that paradigm, then of course you can’t believe in life after death, when the generator’s broken, consciousness is gone. But it’s equally possible that the relationship — and nothing in neuroscience rules it out – that the relationship is more like the relationship of the TV signal to the TV set, and in that case, when the TV set is broken, of course the TV signal continues. And this is the paradigm of all spiritual traditions, that we are immortal souls temporarily incarnated in these physical forms to learn and to grow and to develop…
If we want to know about this mystery, the last people we should ask are materialist reductionist scientists… Let’s go, rather, to the ancient Egyptians who put their best minds to work for 3,000 years on the problem of death, and on the problem of how we should live our lives to prepare for what we will confront after death… They came to certain, very specific conclusions that the soul does survive death and that we will be held accountable for every thought, every action, every deed that we have lived through in our lives, so we better take this precious opportunity to be born in a human body seriously and make the most of it…
There is a war on consciousness in our society, and if we as adults are not allowed to make sovereign decisions about what to experience with our own consciousness while doing no harm to others, including the decision to use responsibly ancient and sacred visionary plants, then we cannot claim to be free in any way.” ~Graham Hancock
Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness – Banned TED Talk
“3) Living daringly and honestly:
– To follow the path that your (true) heart compels you.
– To walk away from situations that are killing you.
– To make choices you own and can live with.
– To take leaps of faith when appropriate.
– To live without spiritual regrets.
– To confront and overcome your ego-based fears.
– To accumulate meaningful experience.
– To put your wisdom, intuition and intelligence into practice and live it…
4) Mind over Matter:
– To know that your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, mindset, attitude, outlook,
etc. not only color what you perceive, but also shape what
experiences/people you attract in life.
– That you can and should resist giving into self-destructive, limiting
beliefs and moods that are distortions of reality, because they will
otherwise distort physical reality into seemingly confirming those mental
– That what you focus on most, you help bring into being.” ~Tom Montalk
“It is time to take a hard look at where we give our power away, blame others, procrastinate what we know needs to be done, avoid responsibility and hope it will all just go away or that someone will do it for us. It is time to take responsibility for our health and well-being, emotional maturity and what we create. It is time to start believing in our own power to change what we can and to adapt to what we can’t. It is also time to face our own addiction to suffering, our insecurities and flawed belief systems that hold us back, and to do something permanent about them as much as we can…
We may need to give up our need to know everything and certainly our control over the outcomes. We may need to embrace whatever emotional lessons are coming our way, clean up old karmic debts, and set up some new rules, boundaries and intentions for ourselves. We will definitely need to step back often to refocus on the big picture and to forgive small and petty thoughts and judgments in ourselves and in others. And, we will need to remind ourselves often to be mature, responsible and flexible in the face of chaos, reactivity and bad behavior…
Those who face their fears and their deepest wounds and take action towards change will be rewarded. Those who stick their head in the sand in denial and hold on to what is familiar may suffer. The choice is yours. The good news is that help is available in many forms. Use your allies, your prayers, and your connection to nature and spirit and acknowledge all the support you have. And, most of all, notice and place your attention on what is working instead of obsessing about what is not…
The potent energy generated this month can also be harnessed for finding and feeding your passion and channeling that passion into what you love… Feed your creativity and imagination instead of your fears. Work with color, shapes, sound, ideas, collaboration, exciting projects and lots of gratitude. Anything is possible if you take action. Action moves us forward. Fear and procrastination hold us back.”