Yellowstone Geyser Has Experienced Unusual Eruptions Lately and Scientists Can’t Explain Why
The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park can spout 300 feet of scalding water into the air, a feature of the world’s tallest active geyser. That is known.
What isn’t known is why is the geyser has erupted three times in the past six weeks, including one event on Friday in an unusual pattern that hasn't occurred since 2003.
The spike in activity has puzzled scientists who closely monitor Yellowstone — the crown jewel of the national park system that rests on top of a violent supervolcano measuring 44 miles across.
Though scientists say the reasons for the eruptions are unclear, officials at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory cautioned that the geyser activity is not a sign of impending doom.
“There is nothing to indicate that any sort of volcanic eruption is imminent,” Michael Poland, scientist in charge of the observatory, told The Washington Post. The last eruption was 70,000 years ago, and there are no signs of another one, including the recent Steamboat activity, he said Sunday.
Related: [The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen]
Geysers are the result of magma heating water that has seeped into the ground, triggering an eruption of liquid through vents in the earth surface for as long as dozens of minutes, followed by billowing steam that may last days.
Yet geysers are difficult to study. Most have unpredictable eruptions that may happen in intervals lasting years, making it challenging to assign resources such as seismic monitors and cameras, Poland said. For instance, no scientists observed Friday’s eruption. It was reported by a visitor, he said.
Poland said he is not sure what exactly is going on with the Steamboat geyser.
One possibility he offered: The three eruptions, on March 15, April 19 and Friday, could point to thermal disturbances — heated ground that can change the behavior of geysers and springs or form new ones, he said.
The string of eruptions over a year in 2003 may have been connected to a particularly violent thermal disturbance that killed trees and nearly boiled trails in the Norris Basin, where several geysers, including Steamboat, are located. (story continues..)
Have You Spiritually Outgrown the Matrix Yet?
Information is only valuable if it can be used to advance your life in some meaningful way. If it doesn’t serve that purpose, then it is just a distraction from living.
And the crux of the matrix is distraction.
When you’re distracted from creating and living a meaningful and positive life, the matrix wins. When you’ve no time to give to imagining what this life might look like or feel like if you were in control, the matrix wins.
It’s not that the matrix is a top-down conspiracy led by a round table of cigar smoking suits. It’s really a system of compliance, complacency and comfort. In other words, we all contribute to it in our own way. With our own free will, we all put bricks in this wall, because it’s what everyone else is doing, and we feel like it’s what we should also be doing.
This is the whole paradigm of consumer living, celebrity culture, the endless drama of political spectacle, and the endless desire to stand out in the herd. Think of the social media corral and what a waste of energy all that is.
If you’re paying attention to your life, though, you eventually see through this.
All of the conspiracy theories, bad news, world events, suppressed history, and collective speculation at some point must be recognized as necessary stepping-stones on your way to total awakening.
Their purpose in your soul journey is to jolt you out of contemporary consciousnessand get you looking at the reality of your life, the brevity of it, and the pressing need to move on with being yourself in spite of any and all forces that wish to conquer and control your spirit.
It’s a process of outgrowing the matrix, and if you’re really paying attention you’ll instinctively know when it’s time to jump ship and move beyond these narratives and false realities. Your intuition will tell you when you’ve had enough and when it’s time to move on.
Carl Jung’s work details a process he referred to as individuation, which is a keen way of looking at this. The matrix is the group and we are trained to be members of this herd. But this is not our truest nature. Deep down, we are spiritual beings, capable of infinite levels of individuality and awareness, but when this awareness is choked down and focused on the material here and now, being part of the herd is what feels good. Until it doesn’t, then you’re on your own. Blissfully on your own, carving your own path and creating your own trail.
So, have you spiritually outgrown the matrix yet? Has your spirit seen enough and learned enough to tell the difference between an existence in the rabbit hole and an existence in the realm of infinite possibility?
Is your spirit ready to fly above and beyond the walls of the psychological prison ensnaring most of us?
It’s perfectly OK if it has not. It will someday, though, so hang on and don’t give up.
In my experience as a member of the alternative media, I’ve learned that the vast majority of people out there are still seeking confirmation of their worst fears in the morass of endless information available to us. And it’s often the darkest and lowest of frequencies that have the most gravity and the most pull. The gnarly stuff pulls us in and works to keep us down.
It’s our job, however, as individuals to evolve beyond this and rise above this. When we do, the fear is the first thing to go, and true freedom is the first reward.
By Dylan Charles
The Awakening Goes Deeper Than You Think
Those queued in to the info-sphere of alternative media have long been speculating that humanity is on the cusp of a great awakening, in which the truths of the past that have been buried for centuries by the powers that be will soon rise to the surface and be revealed to the masses. Undoubtedly, this paradigm shift in the collective consciousness of mankind can be directly linked to the free flow of information across the globe, largely correlating with the birth of the Internet; it seems clear that the Internet has catapulted society into an Age of Information. This new era has blessed citizens with enhanced access to superior data that in the past was either unavailable, hidden or obfuscated without the public’s awareness.
In other words, the public has never had a better opportunity to come into contact with the truth.
The problem is that the current awakening within civilization is a direct contradiction to the established system already in place. The old paradigm is simply incompatible with the emerging paradigm, meaning they’re bound to clash and something has to give. Like all established systems, the current power structure does not want to change and relinquish its stranglehold on the throne, which stands to reason why it is so dead set against humanity attaining access to this new world of information. It now knows deep down that adoption of these new transcendent ideas will bring about the demise of the old, and the rising of a new society.
This is incredibly clear right now, as the mainstream media has waged a war against the alternative media, claiming that anything going against the narrative propagated by the establishment is “fake news.” This propaganda campaign is obvious. Rooted in censorship and public relation, there is no attempt to argue points based on facts with fair debate. Instead, mainstream media is choosing to argue its case by appealing to authority, as if authority is the gatekeeper of truth. However, anyone who’s versed in reasoning knows that appealing to authority is a logical fallacy based in sophistry.
Despite the attempts to censor, discredit, and de-fund the drive for social change, a collective shift in consciousness has already been set in motion. These paradigm shifts can be seen in a variety of forms, such as the ascent of independent media, the rise of the peer-to-peer economy, the return to organic food, the decriminalization of marijuana, the understanding of a world with abundance, and the global consciousness shift towards freedom and decentralization of power.
While these profound changes are real and clearly taking place, the people still find themselves at the crossroads of a major battle that will ultimately define the coming age. In fact, the battle is right here, right now; right in front of our eyes. This unavoidable battle that has been building for some time is the point at which the old and new paradigms clash and fight over the future path of humanity. If a full-scale paradigm shift is to happen, the clash is normal and necessary. However, this new stage of awakening is not going to be the rosy and smooth transition that many were hoping for. In fact, the people are going to be tested like never before.
The Illumination of the DarkWhen pondering the idea of humanity awakening, many often hope for a nice peaceful transition and naively believe that everything will be fixed by just thinking positive and refusing to participate in the system. While those tools are deeply important to the cause and shouldn’t be overlooked, they will not eradicate the root cause of the problem. This is something most people don’t want to hear because of the responsibility that comes along with cleaning up the mess. Real substantial change is only possible through a complete illumination of the dark, followed up by direct actions toward confronting it and removing it from power.
To the dismay of many, the darkness that prevails behind the scenes–which controls most of the main pillars of power in society–is extremely dark and disgusting to look at. These dark truths, such as satanic pedophiles in the highest positions of power, the intentional destruction of life on planet Earth through chemical poisoning, and the complete take over of many governments by fascists, are very unsettling to think about, let alone confront head-on.
In fact, it’s perplexing to fathom how humanity could have possibly gotten to this point and if all of this is even real. It’s very scary to see at first, and the prospect of death for revealing the darkness is very real, especially when the institutions that are responsible for protecting society against these evils are directly involved themselves. As the emerging paradigm comes into conflict with the current power structure, the question that’s inevitably going to be asked of humanity is whether or not the people of love and truth are really ready to put their lives on the line to change the world for the better?
The intention is not to be the bearer of bad news or dampen the spirits of change, but the reality is that the dark forces are currently in control of the world and they’re not going to go quietly into the night. One cannot change a moving train that’s content with its current path by being neutral or thinking positive. Eventually, people must get up out of their seats and go straight to the conductor to confront him.
The current system is immoral, unsustainable, and cannot continue to go on, because if it does, humanity will continue to live in a perpetual state of tyranny for the entirety of its existence. Tyranny becomes a cyclical loop because everyone is stuck looking at each other, too scared to talk about the elephant in the room. Eventually, there comes a time where people will be forced to confront the beast of tyranny if they want real change, which will most likely retaliate back at the them. This should be especially evident now. Many people out there feel the realness of this all right now, so please know that you’re not alone.
The question now is what the people are going to do about it? Ultimately, love is the answer, but what many people need to come to grips with is that love is not always this bubbly feel good emotion of eternal positivity and non-confrontation. The truth is that society is under attack by a dark network behind the scenes and this false form of naïve and passive love is not going to solve it. In fact, that’s not even love at all; it’s fear. Real love is standing boldly for truth, justice, and fighting for what is right no matter the consequences. It’s self-defense and holding people accountable no matter the push back that may ensue.
So what’s stopping the emergence of this true form of love?
It’s time to draw the line.
Looking Into the Face of FearOnce the knowledge of truth is present, the only thing stopping humanity from putting it into action is fear. The powers that be know that fear is the strongest firearm they have against the people, essentially weaponizing our own chemistry against us. Fear is one of the most potent chemicals in any life form, directly linked to the root of existence, survival. When one’s very survival as a living being is in danger, the ability to think straight and act accordingly becomes severely impaired.
Fear of supporting a family is the reason that people don’t leave their jobs, despite a lack of passion or the forced participation in unethical practices. Fear of social rejection is the reason people don’t discuss and share the inconvenient truths of the world when they’re around their peers. Fear of responsibility is the reason people don’t look and accept the unpleasant realities that keep us trapped within a broken system. Finally, fear of death is the reason those involved on the inside don’t expose the hard evidence as to what’s really going on in high positions of power behind the scenes. Add all those up and you get a docile mass of beings who self-censor themselves to the point of non-confrontation, causing the established system to continuously persist unchallenged.
If there is any hope for change and the emergence of a true awakening, then humanity must break its fear of death above all else, for it is the root of all fear. While first awakening to the realities that previously eluded your awareness is the first step in the process, the deeper layer involves actual actions towards changing the problem in the physical world. Society has deep systemic problems that require intricate chess moves to solve. This is not going to be an easy task and is going to require all hands on deck, but we’re never going to know what’s possible until we get out into the world and start taking collective actions in the face of fear.
I leave you with a quote by Edmund Burke, outlining how it’s imperative for people of truth to come together against the forces of tyranny. Divided we fall, but united we can rise up against the greatest of evils and conquer it. Are you ready for the next step in the awakening?
“Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design. They are enabled to fathom it with common counsel, and to oppose it with united strength. Whereas, when they lie dispersed, without concert, order, or discipline, communication is uncertain, counsel difficult, and resistance impracticable. Where men are not acquainted with each other’s principles, nor experienced in each other’s talents, nor at all practised in their mutual habitudes and dispositions by joint efforts in business; no personal confidence, no friendship, no common interest, subsisting among them; it is evidently impossible that they can act a public part with uniformity, perseverance, or efficacy. In a connection, the most inconsiderable man, by adding to the weight of the whole, has his value, and his use; out of it, the greatest talents are wholly unserviceable to the public. No man, who is not inflamed by vain-glory into enthusiasm, can flatter himself that his single, unsupported, desultory, unsystematic endeavours, are of power to defeat the subtle designs and united cabals of ambitious citizens. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
– Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents 82-83 (1770) in: Select Works of Edmund Burke, vol. 1, p. 146 (Liberty Fund ed. 1999)
By Tim Bryant
Vocation and Seeking Truth – The Challenge of Making a Living while Exposing and Transcending the Matrix
Over the last several years, many people have contacted me with regards to my blog articles and the films and interviews I’ve been involved in, and oftentimes ask for any insight and guidance I can provide in relation to their personal struggles. I always do my best to reply to every email and message I receive, and I can usually answer general questions and subjects in this manner – however, giving feedback when it comes to more personal matters (or going deeper into certain topics) is of limited value when the medium of communication involves electronic interaction and/or the written word in general.
This past year has seen more and more people reaching out to me, and also inquiring if I offer Skype sessions. Having worked with a lot of individuals in a one-on-one capacity via my career as a professional bodyworker for over a decade and counting, and helping them with their individual healing process (which oftentimes turned into counseling sessions as well), I felt it was a good idea to expand the services I provide – answering “the call”, so to speak.
I’ve recently begun to provide these structured Skype/FaceTime sessions to individuals from around world on a consistent basis, with (thankfully) great results. The sessions – and positive feedback – have now encouraged me to officially start offering “holistic coaching” services as well.
Amongst the many questions people direct my way, this one stood out for me as being very pertinent to the times we all find ourselves in:
“Hello Bernhard, I have been watching your many posts for several month and share most of your views. As I am about to complete the first of many trainings in bodywork (perhaps the first most rewarding work I ever done for pay) I was wondering if your choice to speak your truth on Facebook has impacted negatively your ability to earn a living in bodywork,or perhaps (hopefully) assisted you in finding like-minded clients.”
Since others may have similar concerns to those expressed, above, I thought it prudent to publish my reply on this blog and elaborate upon its various aspects. My response relates (for the most part) to my particular line of work, but it can also provide insights for those involved in other professions as well.
It is often the case that those people who are engaged in sincere self-work – and seeking truth whilst walking upon their individual path of “Awakening” – experience a conflict between the demands involved in “making a living” (i.e., their job/work/career) and staying true to themselves: speaking out about the injustices in the world and exploring topics that may trigger others, since they fall outside the walls of the reality box that reinforces mainstream cult-ure and society. There is fear here – an apprehension with regards to what others may think of us and our views, or even the possibility of losing one’s job for publicly sharing certain views.
With regards to the question asked by the person above, “if my choice to speak my truth on Facebook/online has negatively impacted my ability to earn a living in bodywork”, I actually never really thought about it, and I wouldn’t know, since I have always been outspoken in discussing a wide variety of subjects. Conscience – as opposed to “career status”- is my guide.
Sure, I may have lost some potential clients because of this trait, but it has also assisted me in “attracting” the “right” clients; genuine people who are also questioning consensus reality, the matrix, and are receptive to going deeper into the self-work/awakening process from a holistic perspective. But I also really don’t care either way, since staying true to myself is the most important aspect of my character; this expression of my deepest being helps to determine the quality of both my bodywork and the other services I provide.
“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
To elaborate further:
My clients come to me from all walks of life. Some don’t earn much money at all, while others are very wealthy; regardless, I work with everyone, and no one has been turned away if they can’t afford my standard rates, since I offer a “sliding scale” (or barter options) for those who are truly financially challenged. My clientele is based, for the most part, on “word of mouth” recommendations.
Most of my bodywork clients have no idea what I post on Facebook or what I write about on my blog. I don’t always share with my clients what I do “on the side” and how outspoken I am about my views. I’m very considerate about establishing boundaries between these two worlds, and it’s only in rare cases – if it comes up in conversation, or if it is asked for – that I share my online work with clients…but I never instigate such sharing. In fact, many of these ‘off the cuff’ conversations have helped my clients in their healing process as well, because they are struggling to adapt to a sick society and have lost themselves in its programming.
Ironically, a lot of issues in their bodies are a result of the normalization of pathology within our society; of not being true to themselves, but instead trying desperately to “fit in”; of suppressing what they truly think and how they really feel about many aspects of the realities they experience, both within their own lives and in the world at large. This “split” in conscious awareness manifests as symptoms within the body, with all kinds of chronic conditions, dis-ease, and emotional trauma (stress, anxiety, depression, etc.,) rising to the surface.
I have no doubt that I could possibly lose some clients if they knew about my opinions and views surrounding certain topics, and perhaps I already have – but that really has no reflection upon my skills and talents as a bodyworker.
There is much to be said about “external consideration” and “strategic enclosure”, and some people have to be more careful about what they talk about publicly, especially if they don’t work for themselves (or have a family they need to support). This rationale is fully understood, and a wise course to take.
“External Consideration” means adapting to the worldview/beliefs of another person, and thus not pushing information onto someone who didn’t ask for it in the first place. Sometimes, this approach involves supporting other peoples’ ‘illusions’ because they are not ready to hear the truth, let alone be assisted in becoming “un-plugged” from the Matrix Control System. In esoteric terms, “Giving without (sincere) asking” is a violation of free will. It may interfere with the soul lesson/path of the other person involved – an individual who needs to learn certain lessons for him/herself, even if that entails long periods of suffering and struggle.
In this context, we cannot “do” anything for another person, nor “save” them – if they are not engaged in the process of sincere self-work and earnestly seeking truth for themselves, it will most likely be counterproductive to engage them with a contrasting point of view. The “asking” part of the equation doesn’t have to be verbal in nature – it depends upon the situation and context. On the other hand, not every “asking” cue is sincere, so trusting one’s intuitive hunches regarding what to share (and what to withhold) is important; simply being “curious” is not a sincere form of “asking”.
“To those people who simply pry into the occult from mere curiosity, we have nothing to say. They will obtain just as much as they deserve, and nothing more. “Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you” is equally as true today, in relation to esoteric knowledge, as it was 2000 years ago. …
It invariably presupposes that the supplicator and the knocker are in real earnest, and that they seek only to satisfy the deep yearnings of the immortal soul. The doorkeeper, or guardian of the temple of truth is as mute as a granite rock to all others. They may supplicate, they may shout and bawl until they are hoarse, they may knock and buffet the door until they rouse a nation with their clamour, and if they approach in any other spirit than [earnest desire to satisfy the deep yearnings of the immortal soul], it is all to no purpose. We can never take the Kingdom of Heaven by storm.”
– “The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism” by Joscelyn Godwin
“Strategic Enclosure” relates to having a strategy regarding how to present information that may challenge another’s belief systems. Sometimes it is more productive to remain silent than to drop “knowledge bombs” on an unsuspecting mind, let alone trying to convince another person through argument and debate. This also ties into the saying “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces” – such is the biblical description of “cognitive dissonance” in its most basic of terms.
“Sometimes people hold core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit with the core belief.”
– Fritz Fanon
In order to find relief from that “uncomfortable feeling” which some people experience when presented with information that conflicts with their conditioned world view and beliefs – the ones which they build an identity around and emotionally-resonate with – such individuals tend to attack the person who presents the information without ever addressing what has been said. This is the classic ‘ad hominem’ logical fallacy, a tactic which would be very familiar to people who read a lot of internet ‘interactions’.
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us.You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
– Morpheus, “The Matrix”
At the same time, I also feel (and have seen) that the ideas of “external consideration” and “strategic enclosure” have been used as a buffer, an avoidance strategy, and a rationale to excuse people from being outspoken about those important issues which our world is facing in this day and age – or even with regards to what we truly think and feel, our own sense of vulnerability and openness. Oftentimes, there is this irrational fear and paranoia about what others may think of us as individuals if one is more outspoken – allowing opinions to frame our own sense of self-worth.
However, that (illusory) fear is actually one of the reasons why more people are not standing up for truth – a stance which would help the world in so many tangible ways, and therefore help themselves as well. It ties into the subject of people’s tunnel vision (reinforced by the matrix-programmed virus of blinkered self-interest), which is solely focused on making money and ‘building’ their career in order to prop up their social status/image, gain popularity, and “win new friends”.
This is the socially conditioned view of “success” at all costs, even if it means they “sell/lose their soul” (so to speak) by concentrating all of their energy on running in the “rat race”. This fear is what the powers-that-be rely upon to maintain control, and they heavily promote it through various means in order to keep the masses preoccupied, obedient and imprisoned by their own free (if manipulated) will.
It’s not a black or white ‘universal’ scenario, and each situation and person is different. Everyone needs to decide for themselves how to go about speaking their truth, and they should check in with their conscience and balance their desire to express their insights and concerns with the realities of their particular life situation. I’m not here to tell people what they “should” do.
Speaking of fear, it is good to remember that this low-vibrational mindset is based upon a projected, narrow and self-limiting understanding of time – in this case, hesitantly-anticipating a future event; thus, it’s an illusory psychological fear that has nothing to do with the present moment and the infinite possibilities that lay ahead. Our monkey mind can manufacture all kinds of “what if” scenarios and projections, but in doing so, it reveals that our conscious awareness is caught in a linear (entropic) time ‘prison’ and cannot possibly foresee the future in detail.
Such a limiting perspective completely ignores the intuitive wisdom contained in our own unique soul purpose; the lessons we need to learn; and the talents we are here to develop as embodied individuals during this time of transition. Fear is literally an illusion, rooted in the terror surrounding death, and stemming from debilitating ego identification. Danger can be real (as is our in-built ‘fight or flight’ response to it), but the fear which lies at the heart of ‘analysis paralysis’ is ultimately a choice.
Feeling anxiety and fear at times is a normal physiological condition, especially during this era of accelerating energies, as more information is coming to light out of the shadows of history. Don’t judge yourself when you feel fear or anxiety – don’t suppress/escape it and don’t fight it, either; in fact, go into it, surrender to the sensations, feel it from a non-reactive, non-judgmental place, and let it reveal what needs exposure to your awareness. You will soon see what is behind this particular frequency, and thus come to understand that there was nothing to fear all along.
It is an essential part of all shadow work and healing: the transmuting of darkness into light – of lead into gold. What we fear usually reveals a critical aspect of our own shadow, and thus, where our most important self-work lies. The key to this process is to get into the body, to access the present moment, and establish a connection to spirit/higher self, thereby letting go of any shadow stuff, conditioned beliefs and ego identifications in the process. It is in this way that we anchor our essential nature to the higher frequencies of manifest creation, as we become sovereign beings within our “I AM” presence – our multidimensional wholeness.
Ultimately, this journey is about trusting our own intuitive guidance system, a gift which is located in the gut – specifically, the pelvic floor, known as the seat of female Being – as opposed to the brain/head (and its relentlessly-churning thoughts). This ‘second brain’ shows us where we need to go (or where we need to avoid going), and what we need to do (or avoid doing) for our unique soul evolution to expand and evolve. It’s not just a feeling, but a deeper embodied knowing; and it’s a process that is different for each of us. These are the times we find ourselves in; it’s like a spiritual rebirth: the old needs to fall away before the new can emerge, both within and without.
“The impression we have that our experience of consciousness reveals its full and true nature is akin to our belief that our experience of reality reveals its full and true nature. But we only experience reality as our senses reveal it to us. If I throw a stick for my dog into a pile of sticks, she knows just which one I’ve thrown. She so easily smells the trace of my hand on it that it may as well be painted fluorescent orange. A dog’s nose detects smells more sensitively than any man-made machine can. What a dog reads on a breeze or a bush is invisible to us. A snake smells the world in stereo. The world as seen by a fly or as heard by a dolphin would be unrecognizable to us.
What we accept as reality is to the whole as a single needle is to a towering redwood. We sort of know that – or remember it every once in a while. But when it comes to our understanding of what thinking is, we remain trapped within the box of our assumptions, blind to the fluorescent orange occurrences flourishing all around us. We are even mostly blind to the thinking that courses through the intelligence of the body, because its language of thought is sensation rather than abstraction. It’s worth noting, in that regard, that our word ‘sensation’ derives from a Latin root, sentire, which means “to think, to feel.” Before we confined our thinking in the head and severed it from feeling, thinking and feeling were recognized as one.”
– Phillip Shepherd
In my personal career, I work on so many different people, and this aspect of my work has offered up an amazing lesson in compassion and empathy with regards to the human tendency to stereotype others. For example, about seven years ago I worked on a close personal friend of former Republican president George W. Bush at a “high-end” retreat center. The owner of the center knew about my “outspoken public work”, and actually likes it a lot (as she holds similar views), but prior to this particular bodywork session she pulled me aside, told me who he was, and said: “Bernhard, please don’t tell this man anything about your political views!” I was laughing, because I never do that anyway at her retreat center. However, since she told me that he was a close friend of Bush, I had some judgment coming up within my psyche, and thought to myself, “Oh boy, I just want to get this over with and be done with the session”.
During the treatment session, something unexpected and beautiful happened. Towards the end of the session, this older man began to cry – he was clearly processing some suppressed sadness and grief. It was very touching to see. After the session was finished, he gave me a big hug and thanked me. He told me that he was going through a lot, and that my massage was like a “symphony” (he’s a well-known musician), helping him to process – and ultimately release – something that he was struggling with for a long time.
It was a humbling experience. I wondered what would have happened had this man been made aware of my “political views”? Would he have “outed” me and complained to the retreat owner, refusing to be massaged by me? Or maybe he had already started to question a lot of those same topics himself? I’ll never know the answers, and it doesn’t matter; the point remains this: just because this fellow was a close friend of George Bush, it doesn’t mean he is devoid of feelings, and can’t be helped through submitting to any kind of healing work he’s open to… nor did it matter that we (possibly) had very opposing views on politics. None of these extraneous possibilities had anything to do with what happened in that moment, or in my practice as a bodyworker. So it was a good lesson for me to not judge anyone by their associations or the work they do.
Over the years, I have performed treatments on some very rich Wall Street bankers, lawyers, CEOs, celebrities, and others who could be considered part of “the elite”. Well, it is my observation that not all of these ‘elite’ individuals are “psychopaths”, but are, rather, struggling in their own ways, even if they live in a very different reality than most of us. Indeed, some of them have so much money that they can literally afford anything, anytime, for the next 10 lifetimes. Some of them actually regret how they’ve spent their lives, and try to find a deeper meaning in their current existence, as they have shared these ‘confessions’ with me during a session.
Many of these wealthy people and so-called “celebrities” I have worked on are very wounded and lost individuals, and it certainly shows that money and fame does not automatically bring happiness or fulfillment – far from it. While many of the elite may as well be psychopathic/sociopathic and lost in greed – and honestly, those kinds of people wouldn’t seek out this kind of healing work anyway, for they don’t see anything “wrong” with them and don’t even suffer due to their lack of emotional capacities – it is not a black or white scenario, and sometimes we really do not know anything about a person until we meet him/her personally.
Having conducted bodywork sessions with thousands of people over the years, one thing I can say for sure is that the body (and energetic impressions within people) reveals way more than what we can see from the public persona (or what we know from the internet) with regards to human beings we’ve never met. Judging someone (positively or negatively) based solely upon social media interaction – typing words on a screen in lieu of face-to-face connection – can be very deceiving in that regard.
Over the years, there have also been surprising and amazing conversations with certain clients in regards to the topics I speak (and write) about. During a bodywork session, some clients feel the need to talk because they have no one else to talk to about certain subjects, and many of them have revealed things to me that not even their spouse or family members know about: personal struggles, or relating to the state of the world. I never instigate such moments, but if I am asked to respond, I carefully share some of my own views, which is oftentimes such a relief for them to hear. On occasion, it’s simply about holding space for some people who simply want to be heard without judgment or even feedback, so that they can just let out their frustration and feel safe in their vulnerability.
Many of these “discussions” turn into a coaching/counseling session as well, and for some of these clients, I will also provide links to my blog and films. Based on feedback I’ve received from them, these interactions helped them in their process of identifying and contextualizing what they felt all along, but couldn’t share with anyone before (due to that aforementioned socio-cultural fear factor).
Another question that came up in a discussion on Facebook (and it’s one that I’m being asked a lot about in my one-on-one sessions) was this:
“Bernhard, have you found yourself or your loved ones more ‘on the radar’ of dark forces (Archons, flyers, humans influenced by these negative forces, etc) as a result of publicly influencing the world in a positive or more “service to others” way? I ask because I think it’s happening to us, and my husband is suggesting that we stop “putting it out there” for the world because it seems we’re coming under attack. I am really on the fence about what to do.”
My life has certainly not been a “walk in the park”, especially since I started speaking out in a more public manner about the deeper workings of the Matrix. There have been many attacks which I’ve been subjected to – in regards to both cultural shaming as well as hyperdimensional/psychic assaults, especially at the beginning of my current path; I have written about some of these experiences on my blog. Even just in the past year, it has felt at times like being under constant siege with regards to hypderdimensional warfare. These events dragged me into a downward spiral filled with suicidal thoughts and despair, to the point that I seriously considered deleting my blog and films – which was exactly “their” intention.
However, attacks are inevitable whilst taking on the quest for truth and awakening – the “General Law”, the hyperdimensional matrix control system, and the ego-slumber of the collective consciousness will always try to counteract and suppress any attempt to “escape” from the manufactured ‘reality’ (while simultaneously anchoring to a higher frequency). This is most often achieved by working through other people – individuals who are being used as “matrix agents” without their conscious awareness. It’s therefore important to never take such machinations to heart, or to make it personal. As a shaman woman I worked with told me: “It’s just part of the occupational hazard that comes with the work you do. You have to deal with it, and can’t complain – because you chose to be here and accepted your mission before you incarnated.”
Attacks can take on various forms and levels of intensity. In one sense, you can judge that you are on the “right track” if you are getting attacked (unless you go about your role like a “martyr” with a “savior complex” and therefore are just “asking for it”, which also ties into the “self-importance” topic). To make a decision to avoid “putting it out there for the world because it seems we’re coming under attack” is less-than-constructive idea, for that is exactly what these forces’ intentions are (via the channels of intimidation, ridicule and psychic warfare). They want you to be silent. They want you to be afraid. They want certain knowledge to be suppressed.
Even the word “attack” is not the best term to use, for it implies “victimization”, and can result in feeling powerless and projecting blame outwardly. What I’ve found is that all of the struggles and “attacks” I have dealt with were, in fact, “initiations”, for these forces (whether they be working through others or targeting us directly) always focus on our wounds, our weaknesses and our blind spots.
Therefore, you can actually utilize these disruptive vibrations as “teachers” in order to learn more about yourself; taking complete responsibility for your life and working on your “stuff” in order to become fully embodied, raising your frequency in the process so that there is no “leakage” in your energy field (which is what these forces target). As the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Sometimes, a different strategy is needed. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak out…Although I must emphasize that I am not supportive of tactics which involve pushing information onto others (I learned that the hard way myself). All of this goes back to external consideration and strategic enclosure. Cautious awareness is also required when it comes to avoiding the “trap of the revolutionary mind”, which leads to an individual getting caught up in chasing shadows on the cave wall (and getting reactionary in their analysis) as they “fight” the matrix on a solely 3D level.
On the other hand, people who are not a threat to the Matrix Control System won’t get attacked (nor will they be given any noticeable attention) because it’s simply not necessary. They can have the most successful life in purely Matrix terms (money, fame, happy family life, etc.), but in the end they are still a part of the Matrix ‘fabric’ and its mechanical influence: ‘dreaming to be awake’.
“Man was compared to a cell of organic life on Earth. Because he belongs to this organism, man is subject to the General Law, and it is only when he has escaped it that he is elevated to the Law of Exception. We are not aware of how much we are bound by the action of the General Law. Acting on us as it does on our cells, this law immobilizes us or constantly tends to bring us back to our place. Its strength leaves us little freedom of action outside the limits of its direction and scope. It acts in various ways. One can say that if man lives ‘like everyone else’, if he does not venture off the beaten track, he will never perceive the existence of this force, or rather this force will ignore him.
But if his enterprises are out of the ordinary, no matter what field they are in, but especially in esotericism, this force begins to act, and stirs up all sorts of obstacles in order to bring him back to the point where — according to the General Law — he must reside. Even without knowing this force, we have an intuition of its existence and of the many forms which clothe it.
Thus, if this conservative force, which is the servant of the General Law, does not succeed in ‘calming’ man by acting directly upon him, it tries to reach him indirectly through the people of his household, either through the feelings they invoke or the coolness and contempt they openly show him. As long as it is not mastered, the force of illusion keeps each one of us in his place, obliging him most often to mistake the false for the true.
Submerged in unreality, instead of advancing, man marks time; one step forward and two steps backwards; two steps forward and one step backwards, and so on. We generally agree to recognize the existence of the danger of Illusion, but rather theoretically; most often, we see its action on those round about us, but not on ourselves. We continue to live day by day in the same old way, so that the power we know as the Devil still triumphs. Whatever name we give it, it remains ever-present.
We live in an artificial, illusory world. The power of illusion which chains us exerts its action individually on each one of us, as well as collectively. Each mind is falsified in a way peculiar to it. What can be the outcome of such a situation? If we keep quietly to our place, human careers open to us … just as long as we stay far away from the void. We may have a happy or unhappy life; a family life; a life of loves; we may make discoveries, travel, write. Then comes the end. Our reasoning starts to become more realistic if our attention is concentrated on this end. Everything can happen to us in life; or nothing. Our aspirations can be fulfilled or unfulfilled, but there is a sure end, which is death.”
– Boris Mouravieff, Gnosis
It’s also one thing to speak out about general topics like GMOs, environmental issues, and politics (while hypocritically supporting the political system by getting caught up in the same old left vs right illusion) as we see in the popular “progressive/liberal” movement these days. However, once you start speaking out about the illusion of the two party paradigm, or choice through voting; questioning the need for government (statism), the official 9/11 story, or even Zionism and the official history of World War II (which definitely attracts more attack and ridicule than the usual topics most people concern themselves with), you will encounter more concentrated opposition. Then there is, of course, the topic of genetic psychopathy and psychopaths in power (who are, by the way, the perfect “vehicles” for the hyperdimensional overlords to work through), which causes a lot of resistance, since most people believe all humans are born equal and share the same essential human qualities.
To be clear, it’s important to speak out about the more transparent issues our world is facing, given the unfortunate fact that such issues are still not obvious to most people…sometimes, you’ve got to reach people on that “surface” level before going straight into the fringe aspects of these matters and the deeper, hidden aspects of the Matrix Control System.
However, what I have noticed in my life (as well as in the lives of others) is that once you expose the “topic of all topics” (i.e., the hyperdimensional control and manipulation of humanity) – which is the root cause of the many other issues that are merely the symptoms (“shadows on the wall”) – the “control system” (a.k.a. General Law) goes into over-drive and attacks these people even more intensely, usually through other humans but occasionally through direct psychic/hyperdimensional attacks.
Researching the topic of Organic Portals and Spiritless Humans – as well as the frequency of “Evil” – are also key elements of understanding, for “Evil” cannot be fully eradicated within our level of existence. It is part of the duality which serves its purpose, and it is also an expression of the “One” or “God”. Hence, a person who is trying to “save the word” or “save people” without understanding the bigger picture can see their efforts back-fire on themselves. Not everyone can be “saved”, nor is everyone here to awaken. It comes back to the principle of free will, despite all of the deceptions placed in its way.
“An important point here is: this Negative consciousness arises from the “self viewing self” at the instant of creation and is, therefore, an integral part of creation. It cannot be separated from it because it exists only because of Positive creative inception. Neither can exist without the other. It’s that simple.
Negative consciousness is the SELFness of creation – the gravity that draws all that exists back to itself. It is the aspect of the ONE involved in contemplation and rejection of creativity in its own heart, frozen in that moment of “vertigo” experienced at the outrush of creative energy.
And, because this “state of consciousness” occurs in conjunction with, and precisely because of, Creative potential, or OTHERness, and is, in fact, identified through that factor, it cannot be “done away with” without ALL returning to The ONE and just “going back to sleep.” Thus we see that the efforts to “save the world” via “punishment of the wicked,” or “conversion to the light” or “spiritualizing matter with love,” are all expressions of the fundamental desire to UNDO CREATION; to KILL GOD!
Through the idea that “evil/darkness” is a rebellion, a fault, a thing to be done away with, the “twist” is introduced that lays the groundwork for domination and absorption.”
– Michael Topper, The Positive/Negative Realms of Higher Densities
However, if one stays sincere in the process of seeking truth (especially in terms of embodiment and self-work) and has faith and trust in their heart-centered journey, there comes a point where one’s frequency is no longer a match for those negative forces that may be attacking them.
This relates to the frequency resonance vibration of the individual (level of Be-ing) – hence, such attacks lessen or stop completely as an individual maintains their commitment to the process of transcendence or “ascension”: to be in this world, but not of it.
This state has nothing to do with trying to be “positive”, “thinking positive thoughts” and “ignoring the negative” (as we see promoted in the “New Age” religion). In fact, that attitude plays right into the hands of the matrix controllers. These protection capabilities and transcendence harmonics are attained by going into the “underworld”, doing shadow work, facing one’s fears, seeking truth, understanding “evil” and the hyperdimensional manipulation of humanity, becoming embodied, fusing the inner masculine and feminine vibrations, and many other processes which serve to clear out the vessel for higher frequencies to be invited in and anchored, thereby connecting the individual to spirit/higher self. The only way out is through.
In essence, this is the path of “ascension”, the mythological/symbolical search for the “Holy Grail” or the alchemical transmutation of lead into gold (‘Philosopher’s Stone’). It’s about reconnecting to our original blueprint prior to humanity’s endless genetic modifications and enslavement, which came about through the actions of forces that took ownership of the earth and its denizens in the most distant of pasts.
“Popular projections of what a transformation in consciousness is going to look like are, in most cases, a revamp of ‘the box’. A bigger, better box in which there is an upgrading of the paradigm that improves the conditions in which we can indulge our addictions in a ‘green’ way. As essential as ecological awareness is, it is not enough. The new paradigm cannot be actualized from the intellectual abstraction of a dualistic interpretation of a ‘better world’, built on the infrastructure of the existing mutant matrix which generates this paradigm.
The full human blueprint, prior to our genetic modification, already exists and is etherically present in every cell of our bodies. Resurrect the full divine immortal human blueprint and you will realize the visual, audible feed-back of the true space-time continuum… a transcendent paradigm for the human design that is the sensory organ for planetary ascension – as Earth is the sensory organ for human ascension.
The new paradigm cannot be interpreted and determined as a theory, but as a living frequency returned to the only instrument on which we can experience the truth of creation: our bodies.“
– Juliet Carter, Worldbridger
At the same time, I’ve also found that there is both guidance and assistance (delivered in unexpected ways) along this path, just as long as we have faith that whatever comes at us has a purpose and contains lessons we need to learn, even if those lessons entail a lot of struggle and discomfort. There is divine help and grace found embedded within all that comprises this roller coaster called life. We are far more powerful than “they” want us to believe, which partly explains their intimidation tactics and psychic attacks.
One of my teachers used to say: “Bernhard, if you align yourself with truth, the universe will always support you“. I can attest to the validity of that insight, as the “universe” has always brought me the “right” clients who needed to receive what I offer, as well as guiding me (in my own life path) to the right teacher, healer, book, philosophy, opportunity, etc., via unforeseen synchronicites – but ONLY as long as I was “asking sincerely” through my own efforts, self-work and inquisitive nature.
That’s also why I don’t believe in comparison, competition or relentless advertising/marketing. Other than having a website and Facebook page, I don’t market my work, and when I tried to do so in the past (due to low self-esteem, getting caught up in “Matrix thinking” and not trusting myself), I hardly got any clients from it, let alone clients that were a good “match” for my healing modalities. It’s all word of mouth anyway, and as long as I stay true to myself, I feel secure in knowing that I’m being cared for (on an unseen level).
There is a mystery to life which the mind of the head cannot rationally understand or control. In fact, it is “afraid” of this ‘unknown’ because it wants to be in a position of dominance (which it confuses with safety). But the Tao cannot be controlled nor directed; it is the river of life in this multidimensional reality which never sits still. For me, it’s never been about asking the question, “how can I attract more clients”, it’s always been about seeking the answer to the query, “how can I become better at what I do; learn more; seek truth; express who I truly am and what I love doing; embrace my own process of embodiment and alignment to my purpose for being here – my own inner guidance, that is connected to spirit/higher self.” It’s a continuing process, and it always will be.
An important part of my development involves acknowledging that my work is not for everyone, and that I am not intending to reach “a wide audience”, let alone the “mainstream” (for reasons that should be obvious when understanding the deeper/metaphysical workings of the Matrix Control System). In such matters, it’s about the frequency match between therapist/counselor and client. If I can see from the outset that my approach is not really beneficial for a particular person, or that we are not a good “match”, I refer him/her to other practitioners in my network who work with other modalities and have a different methodology that may suit them better. In this way, I feel I am honoring my gifts as well as my limitations.
The more that we are embodied – the more we are humbly aligned with our true self, without pretending to be someone we’re not in order to “get clients” or be “liked” or “win friends” – the greater the opportunities we will have to attract the right people into our lives, as well any “success” or “abundance” (which is often mistaken for money alone) that we genuinely seek to attain. This has been my experience, anyway. As far as I’m concerned, this is the best “marketing strategy” for life in general:
All of which will greatly assist you in aligning with your individual purpose for being here.
To close, here’s one of my personal inspirations for daily life:
Five strivings for daily effort by G.I. Gurdjieff:
1. Preserve your life
Be just to the planetary body; satisfy its needs; treat it as a good master treats a good servant, not being overly indulgent and conditioned by physical desires, the stomach and sex organs.
2. Develop yourself
Constant, unflagging instinctive need for self-perfection and self-knowledge in the sense of Being, striving for the attainment of the real “I,” one’s individuality.
3. Find your place in the scheme
Understand the meaning and aim of existence, seeking after truth about self and the nature of the world, striving to understand the fundamental cosmic laws which create and sustain life.
4. Pay back
To lighten the load of the Creator, pay back in gratitude and effort for the fact that Evolution has helped you to get this far, overcoming egoism and striving to lessen the suffering and unhappiness within the world.
5. Help others to develop
Assist and help others towards their self-perfection, to attaining real “I.”
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By Bernhard Guenther
One-Third of Millennials Surveyed Aren't Sure the Earth is Round
A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren't convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world's shape.
YouGov, a British market research firm, polled 8,215 adults in the United States to find out if they ever believed in the "flat Earth" movement. Only 66 percent of young millennials answered that they "always believe the world is round." Science teachers across the U.S. will be shaking their heads after learning that nine percent of young adults answered that they have "always believed" the planet was flat.
Another nine percent said of young adults said they thought the planet was spherical but had doubts about it. In a disturbing display of indecision, 16 percent of millennials said they weren't sure what the shape of the planet was.
Overall, only two percent of the respondents said they always thought the Earth was flat without any doubt. YouGov found that age was directly connected to Americans' views on the shape of the world. Seventy-six percent of adults age 25-34 say they've always believed the Earth is round, compared to 82 percent of ages 35-44, 85 percent of ages 45-54, and 94 percent of adults 55 and over.
Income seemed to play a role in people's beliefs as well. Ninety-two percent of adults making over $80,000 believed the Earth is round, compared to only 79 percent of adults making under $40,000.
Backpage Founder Charged by Feds After Human-Trafficking Investigation
A founder of the New Times tabloid has been charged in Phoenix in the apparent culmination of a federal human-trafficking investigation.
Authorities had spent months probing whether Backpage, the online classified advertising website he co-founded, served as a willing participant in the online sale of sex, including with underage girls.
An attorney for Michael Lacey, Larry Kazan, told The Arizona Republic at the federal courthouse in Phoenix on Friday afternoon that his client had been charged. Kazan said he did not know how many counts Lacey faced because the 93-count indictment was sealed.
The courtroom was closed to the public, and it was not immediately clear what charges are included in the indictment.
On Friday evening, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice said in an email that a judge had ruled the case was still under seal. The Justice Department earlier had said, in a posting on seized Backpage websites, that more information would be released by 3 p.m. Arizona time on Friday.
FBI officials in Phoenix confirmed there had been "law-enforcement activity" at the Sedona-area home of Lacey, one of the co-founders of Backpage.com.
An Arizona Republic reporter also witnessed FBI activity at the Paradise Valley home of Jim Larkin, another Backpage co-founder.
Backpage website seizedBy noon Friday, users started posting on social media screenshots of what appeared to be a federal notice of the seizure of Backpage.
"Backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized," the headline of the notice read.
The notice said the seizure was "part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with analytical assistance from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center."
The notice was no longer present on the United States version of Backpage.com, though an error message appeared. The Canadian version of Backpage still had the Justice Department notice.
Backpage had shut down its adult section in January 2017, the same day Lacey, Larkin and other Backpage executives testified at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing. The men refused to answer questions at that hearing.
The types of ads that had appeared in the adult section of Backpage — with their racy photos -- migrated to the singles section. In recent weeks, in response to a federal law that would have held websites accountable for knowingly facilitating human trafficking, the ads were restricted to a phone number, photos and links to other websites.
Cindy McCain: 'Good day'
Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain and an outspoken advocate against human trafficking, said she had heard that federal law enforcement officials had raided not only Lacey’s home in the Verde Valley, but every office of Backpage world-wide.
“They’ve confiscated everything and shut the website down,” she said.
McCain called it a “good day” in the fight against human trafficking.