Gosh, we are on the brink of September already – time really does seem to be speeding up.
This is just one of the fascinating topics Gregg Braden spoke about at the Conference of Consciousness and Human Evolution that I attended last weekend. It was a fabulous gathering with great big helpings of wisdom to chew over and digest.
As EO Wilson, the entomologist and biologist well-known for his acclaimed work on evolution and sociobiology, said: “ We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.
“The world henceforth will be run by synthesisers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it and make important choices wisely.”
One of the weekend’s recurring themes at the conference was that, as a nation, we are waiting for things to “go back to normal”, or how they were about four or five years ago.
Many people are getting more and more stuck, confused and inert as they wait for this to happen.
The new message was: “The world of the past has gone, a new world is emerging. There is no going back and until we realise and accept that things are changing, adopt an attitude of trust and embrace change itself, we will continue to feel increasingly challenged, stuck and bewildered by events.”
Many people are currently experiencing unexpected and painful circumstances, which leave them disoriented.
These challenges are actually designed to steer us toward our divine path and our true purpose in life.
The sooner these challenges can be accepted and the divine guidance implemented, the smoother and easier the eventual transition will be.
I have often spoken about the benefits of reconnecting with nature and the outdoors and it is more important than ever now.
There is scientific evidence to show our mood lifts when we are out in the fresh air, surrounded by negative ions (which have a positive effect) and adapting our vibrations and frequencies to that of our natural surroundings.
Pearls of wisdom
Healer and author Dr Eric Pearl was as controversial as ever at the conference, but I must admit I respect his attitude.
The founder of Reconnective Healing states that we all have the innate ability to heal, especially ourselves. He advocates being lighthearted (a good antidote for heartache) and retaining a sense of humour in our endeavours for a happy and healthy life.
His words reminded me of a friend’s advice years ago: “Wear life like a light cloak.”
I believe we must learn to take responsibility for our actions, for health and for our words.
We are amid great evolutionary changes and the lighter and more compassionate we are can be with ourselves and others and new situations, the better for all. We need to reconnect with each other, reconnect with ourselves and reconnect with nature.
Dr Pearl has a weekend workshop in London from November 22-26, which I can highly recommend. Visit www.thereconnection.com
One of the biggest killers in the West is heart disease and that often starts with heartache, which in turn is brought about by not remedying painful situations and experiences.
Studies show that heart disease is strongly linked to loneliness and a feeling of not belonging or being excluded.
Gregg Braden also spoke of his extensive experience of living and working with various tribes and elders and believes that one of the reasons many of these people reach such great ages is due to the fact they have organic community support by belonging to a tribe.
To think loneliness and social exclusion can lead to death is shocking but not surprising.
The ancient Essenes taught that our human bodies are actually designed to be able to function for around 900 years but – wait for it – they also claimed that the first 100 years are the hardest as that is when we encounter the greatest emotional pain and hardship by inevitably losing everything that is dear to us – people, pets, lifestyles etc.
Gregg shared photos and documentation of medicine women who were over 130 years old and I was reminded of my own great-aunt who lived (in Cardiff) to 108 years old and was as bright as a button when she passed away.
She spanned three centuries, remembered the Titanic sinking and I don’t remember hearing her speak negatively about anyone or anything – she was also a keen gardener, loved the outdoors and kept bees.
Author and speaker Lynne McTaggart spoke at the conference of how we have become fuelled by competition and conflict and how nature can teach us that collaboration and co-operation is a far better option. In her latest book, The Bond, she explores the benefits of considering others’ needs and of prioritising what you can do for others rather than focusing on self-gain.
I was interested to learn that reports in the journal Nature in 1987 included graphs that showed that, although our climate was changing and global warming was very real, it was not caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide.
The graphs clearly showed that the increased temperatures preceded the increase in carbon dioxide.
These are both changes that warrant exploration in their own right. Levels of carbon dioxide certainly need addressing, but it does also suggest that humans are not contributing significantly to global warming itself and that it is a cyclical phenomena that has been experienced before.
Recently more reports are suggesting the same phenomenon.
Visit the website www.forbes.com for further information.
Another recurring topic at the conference was the effect that the sun has on our planet, atmosphere and even people’s moods.
I strongly believe in the benefits of Lunar Gardening, or gardening with the cycles of the moon.
When the moon is in its waxing phases, the increasing amount of moonlight stimulates leaf growth and as the moonlight decreases the above-ground leaf growth slows down and roots are stimulated again – although admittedly the lunar cycle doesn’t always fit in with my busy work schedule!
But I’ve never considered the effect of sunspot cycles, which can dramatically disturb the earth’s geomagnetic field.
In her extensive research, Lynne McTaggart discovered that many behavioural issues intensified during the 11-year sunspot cycles. Incidents of violent crime, admissions to psychiatric hospitals and even traffic accidents increased, indicating acute changes in the nervous and psychic character of humanity.
In his book The Secret of Life, Georges Lakhovsky offers the explanation: “The sun is one of Earth’s primary sources of cosmic radiation.
“While the sun does produce its own radiation, solar winds actually capture passing cosmic dust and radiation and blow it into the Earth’s atmosphere.
“While it may seem frightening to some, this can actually be considered the primal vibration that sets the cells vibrating with vital force.
“This is the prana, that cosmic breath, which is meant to vitalise man, and is the source for our evolution.”