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About Owen K Waters

Owen K Waters transforms the mysteries of spiritual metaphysics into clarities. As an international spiritual teacher, he has helped hundreds of thousands of spiritual seekers to better understand the nature of their spiritual potential. For over fifty years, he has focused upon gaining spiritual insights through extensive research and the development of his inner vision. As co-founder of the Spiritual Dynamics Academy, he offers spiritual seekers a clear understanding and mastery of the spiritual principles of life.

Being as Well as Doing

by Owen K Waters

Many spiritual seekers have a nagging doubt about life, one which comes and goes and sometimes troubles them deeply. They intuitively feel that they are here on Earth to help humanity, but they just can’t seem to figure out what exactly they are supposed to be doing about it.

The problem really comes from our current training in Western society. We are taught, from a very early age, to do things and achieve outward results, to build monuments of our outward ‘doingness’ for all to see.

But, what about ‘beingness?’

The answer to the dilemma lies in understanding that there is a difference between doing and being, and your state of being does make a difference. It actually affects the mass consciousness of the world. As pointed out in the article, You Are Changing The World, the research behind the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness reveals the enormous power of just being, especially when you raise your consciousness in order to be the best you can be. You can support literally millions of people on planet Earth just by virtue of who you are, by being a person conscious at one of the higher chakra levels.

To reach 500 on the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness, a person needs to be spiritually conscious. At this level, unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness become alive and well in their reality. Here, one person counterbalances 750,000 people who are below the 200 level that is critical for long-term human survival.

When a person has practiced meditation long and diligently enough to attain bliss consciousness at the 600 level, they are, at that moment, counterbalancing 10 million people below the 200 level.

Your chakra system is designed to receive energy from the cosmos and from the local environment. Your thoughts and feelings condition this life energy as it passes through you as it goes out into the mental environment, which is the atmosphere of the global mind or mind belt. The chakras are receiving and transmitting devices for mental and life energy. An individual is like a radio station – you transmit whatever program you are playing internally.

When you are operating from the frequencies of your upper chakra levels, you are operating in spiritual service to the world. You are spiritually conditioning the atmosphere of the global mind belt and making the world a better place.

While you are here on Earth, you are contributing who you are – your thoughts, your dreams and your passion for life – into the atmosphere of a global mind that is hungry for – more than anything else – spiritual light.

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The Three Dimensions of Time

by Owen K Waters

“If I only had Time.” That’s what the Creator thought while mulling over the design stage of the Creation.

Time is necessary so that experience can be gained from choices taken and changes made at an appropriate pace for learning.

In the Great Here and Now which is the underlying reality of Infinite Being, time as we know it does not exist. Any change has an instantaneous effect. Therefore, in order to enjoy the adventure of immersion in a physical universe, Infinite Being and its Creator aspect needed the dimensional property that we call Time.DaliTime2

The popular concept of dimensions today is that we live in a four-dimensional world – 3 dimensions of space and one of time. However, the Law of Creation points to a different reality. As you might know from our recent Spiritual Laws of Life course or our free mini-course, The Power of Cosmic Cycles, the Law of Creation has three components and a tendency to self-replicate.

There is one Creator, organized into three aspects – Intention, Attraction, and Motion – and the dimensional properties of matter are created by each of those aspects creating three varieties of itself. Three times three varieties means that there are a total of nine dimensional properties of matter.

Time is one of the nine dimensional properties of physical matter. Another is Space. Because of the Law of Creation’s tendency to self-replicate, there are, furthermore, three varieties or directions of Space – commonly expressed as length, breadth, and height.

Now… get this… as well as three varieties of Space, there are three varieties of Time!

We normally think of the standard, tick-tock version called Linear Time. Like a clock on the wall, Linear Time passes at a fixed rate regardless of whatever you do to change your perception of how slowly or quickly it is passing.

Variety Two of Time is called Experiential Time. In daily life, you notice that time can pass quickly or slowly in your perception. Experiential Time is related more to inner consciousness and feelings than it is to the outer world, so its significance to you increases as your frequency of consciousness rises.

For example, the spirit world of the afterlife is a subtle, higher-frequency version of physical experience. In the afterlife, Experiential Time plays much more of a role than Linear Time.

Variety Three of Time is something that comes into play when you become more attuned to your soul’s level of consciousness. Variety Three produces Timelines. These are alternate realities which are potentially of interest to your soul. Any important change in your primary focus, such as a spiritual awakening experience, will shift you onto a more appropriate timeline. The shift will be obvious to your soul level of awareness, but your physical brain is only designed to be aware of your current timeline. To your physical brain, the only change will be that life is somehow better than it used to be.

The great miracle of the dimension of Time is not that it can have multiple timeline versions or that it can expand or contract to suit your consciousness, but that Linear Time can produce the illusion of slow change when all that really exists is the Great Here and Now.

Think about it, in a reality where all things are Here and everything is Now, how did the Creator create the illusion of Time so that we could play out our lives of experience at an appropriate rate?

MovieFilmReelThe best analogy is that of a motion picture. Movie films consist of a sequence of photographs being projected onto a screen at, typically, 24 frames per second. Even though each frame contains just a static image, the illusion of motion is achieved by subsequent frames being projected fast enough for the human brain to perceive the changes as smooth action. Changes through time are created from a collection of static images, and that is the same way the Creator created Time.

The universe flashes on and off millions of times per second. It is re-created in each of those rapidly-appearing, still-action frames. Each frame is a different viewpoint of the Great Here and Now. The physical brain is entrained to the timing of that universal movie projector mechanism. All we see is continual change, even though such change consists of many still-action, static frames.

With the framework for Time in place, it is then possible for human decisions to be made and for subsequent changes to unfold at a speed that allows for learning and reflection. And that was achieved even though, in truth, all changes are just a collection of different viewpoints of the Great Here and Now.

Isn’t the universe a wonderful creation?

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You Are Changing The World

by Owen K Waters

Could it be that trend setters are operating at a higher frequency of consciousness than the trend followers, and that the higher frequency carries with it a greater influence?

That’s exactly what David Hawkins discovered when he researched the scale of human consciousness. His book, ‘Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants in Human Behavior,’ reveals some fascinating properties of human consciousness. In it, he created and calibrated an enormously useful map of human consciousness, one which should rightfully be called, “The Hawkins Scale of Consciousness.”

Hawkins began practicing psychiatry in 1952, and then discovered the power of kinesiology, the science which obtains answers direct from the subconscious mind of a subject through muscle-testing.

The subconscious (or unconscious) mind is one segment of your total range of consciousness. The subconscious mind stores memories and emotional issues. It controls the involuntary nervous system, which manages such systems as breathing, digestion and metabolism. It is also in communication with the universe as a whole. In particular, it is connected to the global, or collective unconscious, mind of humanity.

The subconscious mind is, basically, the ultimate information source, one which is ready to provide information about anything upon demand.

With kinesiology, the subjects’ conscious minds are bypassed in order to receive clear answers directly from their subconscious minds. The tests are mechanically very simple. Subjects hold out an arm horizontally to the side while people designated as testers tell the subjects to resist their efforts to push one arm down with each question. If the arm remains strong and stays horizontal, then the answer from the subconscious mind of the subject is affirmative. If the arm yields downwards due to weakness then the answer is negative.

If, for example, you tell a test subject to resist while you tell them, “You have a human body” their arm will stay strong. If you change the statement to, “You are a human body” their arm will go weak as this is an incorrect statement. The reason for this is that we, as spirits, merely inhabit our physical bodies. We are not our bodies, even though the ego tends to see us as who we are in the mirror. The subconscious mind knows that the true answer is, “You have a human body.”

John Diamond, M.D., another early researcher in kinesiology, observed cases where the right and left hemispheres of a person’s brain were working together. The left hemisphere of the brain is normally used for analytical thinking and verbal activity, while the right hemisphere is used for intuitive and artistic activities as well as spatial orientation.

This explains why it is so hard to drive a car at the same time as carrying on a telephone conversation. In order to pay attention to the road and the activities of other traffic, the driver has to switch from one hemisphere of the brain over to the other side, and then switch back again to continue the conversation.

In the rare cases where both hemispheres were working equally together, Diamond discovered that the person now displayed creativity, which he referred to as humankind’s highest functioning.

David Hawkins found kinesiology to be a fascinating avenue into the unknown, and he began accessing what he calls attractor fields in the subconscious. Attractor fields are what Carl Jung called archetypes. They are created by the group efforts of millions of minds in the collective unconscious and hold a fascination for people because of their cumulative size.

Just when his practice became huge, with fifty therapists and other employees working for him, Hawkins abandoned it all for a life of research. Instead of treating one patient at a time, Hawkins wanted to discover how everyone could be helped by the promise and potential of kinesiology.

His research over the years proved conclusively the same thing that the new theoretical physics is beginning to say, that everything in the universe is connected. With kinesiology, he confirmed that whatever question is asked, if there is an answer to that question somewhere in the universe, then that answer will become yours.

He also set up a system of calibrating levels of human consciousness. Assigning the numbers one to infinity as the possible range of consciousness, he soon found that he had to use the logarithm of numbers, rather than just plain numbers. This is because the power of consciousness at higher levels is vast compared to its power at lower levels.

When you use a base-ten logarithmic system, the number 4 is not twice the number 2. Log 4 is 10,000 (one plus four zeros) versus log 2’s value of just 100 (one plus two zeros). A consciousness level of 300 is not twice 150, it is 10 to the 300th power; a one with 300 zeros after it.

Furthermore, Hawkins found that the consciousness level of 200 was critical. A global average of 200 or more is necessary to sustain life on this planet without it sinking into eventual self-destruction. Since the mid-1980s, he reports, the global average reading for humanity climbed above the critical 200 level. This, of course, is yet another discovery confirming the existence of today’s ongoing shift in consciousness.

Then, he began to wonder how much people of higher consciousness were compensating for people who live below the 200 level. Consider, for example, that 800 million people in the world are hungry, with many of them living near starvation. The consciousness of despair tests at a level of just 50. Even anger and hatred rate higher in frequency than the deep depression experienced by those who live with no appearance of hope.

So here we are, on Planet Earth, a collective humanity swimming hard through life to keep our collective chins above the 200 level, working towards the day when hunger and hopelessness will be eradicated from our world once and for all.

What can you do to help? As you raise your consciousness, you contribute more and more to the spiritual quality of the global mind. Therefore, your greatest service to humanity is, paradoxically, the development of your own consciousness.

How exactly can that help the world? Getting back to modern science and its numbering systems, along with today’s liking for summaries that spell out ‘the bottom line,’ here are the test results.

One individual at a higher level of consciousness counterbalances many, many individuals who are below the critical level of 200. Below the 200 level are the attractor fields of shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and pride. Right at the critical 200 level comes courage and its ability to empower the self out of the victim-orientation of the lower frequencies.

At 300, a person has risen above many emotions of conflict to achieve some non-judgment and to feel optimism. At 300, one person, within the global mind, counterbalances an incredible total of 90,000 people below the 200 level. Such is the power of higher states of consciousness.

At 400, the individual achieves a harmonious attitude which brings acceptance and forgiveness. Furthermore, they gain an enhanced sense of reason, which brings understanding and meaning to life. This is not a difficult level to achieve. Those who, for example, pursue higher education and the professions function at the 400 level, where one person counterbalances an incredible 400,000 people below the 200 level.

To reach 500, a person needs to be spiritually conscious. At this level, unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness become alive and well in their reality. Here, one person counterbalances 750,000 people who are below the 200 level.

When a person has practiced meditation long and diligently enough to attain bliss consciousness at the 600 level, they are, at that moment, counterbalancing 10 million people below the 200 level.

Do you need a more compelling reason to develop your inner faculties? Just look at the wonderful level of service that each advance in consciousness brings into our world.

David Hawkins’ work reveals that the power of human consciousness to influence the world doesn’t just increase as you go up the scale. It increases exponentially! That means that your spiritual practices bring more peace and enlightenment to hundreds of thousands of other people around the world!

This wonderful level of service is the direct effect of your consciousness upon a world which has been starved, for so long, of spiritual thought and spiritual energy.

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Under an Angel’s Wing

by Owen K Waters

After my out-of-body wake-up call in 1963, I studied the sparse offerings of metaphysical teachings that were available at the time and went on to seek out teachings that were ahead of their time.

OwenAge21By 1971, it had also become my routine to begin each day with meditation and develop my ability to seek within for answers to the mysteries of life.

Much later, in 2001, I came out of my reclusive closet and began teaching the insights that I had learned. I published my first online articles and began building a list of newsletter subscribers in order to spread the word on a regular basis. The act of teaching greatly sped up the rate of my receiving new insights. Was this, I wondered, because you receive more when you give more?

Looking back, I think it was more a case of the ascended masters of the spiritual hierarchy looking around for active spiritual teachers to impress. By impress, I mean that they feed ideas and realizations into the mind of the teacher knowing that the teacher will pass those ideas on to other spiritual seekers. I believe that most spiritual teachers are thus inspired as are, to some extent, scientific researchers and creators of artistic works such as movies.

They say that, on the studio set of the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, there were more spirit guides present than physical people! When you think of how much Star Trek expanded people’s view of the universe in those days, you can see why so many guides would have been working with that series.

My new insights led me to publish The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness in 2005 and several other books and e-books after that. It was in November, 2007 that my life changed radically.

I was visited by an angelic presence who wanted to pass along the answer to no less than the oldest mystery in spiritual philosophy!

LordProtectorOfTheShiftThe mystery was that, as the Divine in its original unchanging, all-knowing form was absolute perfection in all ways, then why would the Divine decide to create the universe? Why would the Creator arise from the stillness of the Divine and create a universe filled with an infinite variety of experience? Why are we learning through such experience to gain a perfection which already existed before the Creation? Why would the perfect seek perfection? It was the ultimate mystery.

Naturally, I went ahead and published the answer that he gave me despite great opposition from people who I had assumed would be supportive. Just a few weeks later, the angelic presence returned, apparently pleased that, despite my disappointment in people whom I had considered to be friends, I had decided to go ahead and publish anyway.

Then, he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

“How would you like to work under the direct guidance of an ascended master on a daily basis?” he asked. Now, you have to understand that I’ve always been a loner when it comes to any kind of work, especially spiritual research. Here I was being offered the chance to be a team player instead of a loner.

It was the ascended word that got me. After decades of digging around for answers the hard way, how could I refuse the help of someone with a direct line to the answers to just about anything?

Suddenly, I became a team member!

Since then, I have been blessed with daily guidance from ascended master Kala, who, appropriately, is a teaching specialist. When a significant new work is to be produced she often calls in Saint Germain as a senior guide. Ultimately, my most senior guide is the angelic presence who changed my life. As an archangel, it is appropriate to refer to him with the title of Lord and I choose to describe him by his primary function in today’s time of great change, which is Lord Protector of The Shift.

The amount of new information coming into the world from ascended masters is enormous today and I am so pleased to be a part of this emerging flood of spiritual wisdom. They are anxious for people to become settled in upper heart consciousness through the use of powerful spiritual techniques so that we can take the next vital step – that of soul-connected consciousness.

Together, we can help make this world an emerging light in the galaxy. Our time is now. Let your light shine forth!

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The Origin of Spiritual Metaphysics

by Owen K Waters

Traditional metaphysics is the study of consciousness and the nature of reality. It goes way back, a long way… beyond even Aristotle. As a topic of study in modern universities, it generates endless discussions, no enlightening answers and, one might speculate, could even be a cause of students deaths by terminal boredom!

In the 20th Century, metaphysics reincarnated as the human potential movement, bringing a sense of hope for possibilities beyond people’s wildest dreams. At the higher end of the consciousness spectrum, the new metaphysics was inspiring and uplifting. At the lower end, it devolved into a mind-numbingly mundane tool for material ambition. It was this chasm between higher and mundane metaphysics that led me to coin a new term.

My own focus has always been on the spiritual aspects of metaphysics so, in August 2005, I decided to put the two words together and began using the term, spiritual metaphysics. This gave definition to a field of study that brought the light of understanding to spirituality and went beyond basic metaphysics.

An all-inclusive definition of Spiritual Metaphysics has to include the ultimate consciousness which is behind all of Creation. This one spiritual source is known by various terms, including The Absolute, Tao, or the All That Is. My own term is Infinite Being, which encapsulates the idea of infinite, all-encompassing consciousness beyond which nothing else exists.

To keep the desired perspective on the nature of the universe, one has to consider the Law of Creation that underlies all manifestation. It is this triune method of creative consciousness that presents itself in many ways in the nature, in the structure of the universe, and in your life.

As a lifelong mystic, such mysteries were always dear to my heart. After 40 years of ceaseless struggle and searching for the keys to the universe, great insights began to dawn within my consciousness. For a short while, I even began to wonder if I’d been upgraded with some kind of intelligence transplant because, there I was, with deep insights into the nature of the universe popping inside my head like camera flashbulbs going off!

Then, reality dawned. It wasn’t actually me that was having the bright ideas. It took a while, but I slowly began to realize that the great inspirations were being fed to me by helpful ascended masters. It seems that they consider this to be the time for the release of greater metaphysical understanding. I was being impressed with these new ideas because I was on their list of people who were likely to talk about such realizations once they’d been received and understood. This comes from a desire to be of service and a willingness to step forward to assist in uplifting humanity during this time of awakening.

Over the years, I have been digesting and simplifying what I have learned from these inspired sources so that it can be easily understood by everyone. In essence, the subject of spiritual metaphysics is very simple. Beginning with the One consciousness, the Law of Creation employs three aspects of consciousness to interact with each other.

From there, the process is repeated so that you have three aspects of Divine consciousness plus nine variations of the original three in order to manifest the complexity required to support the manifestation of the material universe.

The result is twelve of everything critical to the framework of Creation. There are twelve levels of existence in the universe. There are twelve dimensions (space, time, energy, and so on), and there are twelve universal laws of life. It is the laws that really inspire me right now because people can lead such wonderful lives when they understand the spiritually-based laws of reality.

Gaining this knowledge is like being handed the keys to the universe!

These keys can transform your own reality into an magical world of new and inspiring adventures.

The time has come for me to present the spiritual laws of life in a way that everyone can appreciate. It may have taken me a total of over 50 years to gain the insights that I have today, but you can grasp them in one easy course because, like all works of the Creator, they are the essence of elegant simplicity.

Once you see the spiritual laws of life laid out for your examination and understanding, you will have a complete knowing of how these universal principles are ingrained in the design of the universe in order to guide you along the path of your mission in life.

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The Myth of the Number Seven

by Owen K Waters
Spiritual Dynamics Academy

Every spiritual seeker has seen references to seven this, seven that, seven of all sorts of spiritual kinds of things. This is because the number seven is believed to be the number of spirituality.

In the Bible, it is said that God created all things and then rested on the seventh day. As a result, we have a seven-day week, with the seventh day traditionally reserved for spiritual practice.

A few centuries ago, there were seven known planets or celestial bodies – Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, the Moon, and the Sun. Since then, Uranus, Pluto, and other minor celestial bodies have been discovered, along with the fact that the Earth is itself an orbiting planet and not the stationary center of the universe.

At the same time, there were seven known metals. They were lead, mercury, tin, iron, copper, silver, and what was seen as the ultimate result of the evolution of metals – gold. These days, an additional 79 metals are known to the science of chemistry.

There were even Seven Seas, although the list of what they were varied over the centuries along with the discovery of new parts of the world. However, there always had to be seven seas because of the established power of the number seven and, well, because it sounded good. Let’s face it, nobody really wants to “sail the one hundred and four seas” that each have their own names today.

There were Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and – surely a sign from God – the Seven Hills of Rome.

You would think that the seven colors of the rainbow is a number based in hard reality. But, is it? In 1672, Newton, who admitted his eyes were not very critical in distinguishing colors, originally divided the color spectrum into five main colors; red, yellow, green, blue and violet. Later he added orange and indigo out of a belief derived from ancient Greece that there is a connection between the colors, the seven musical notes, the seven known objects in the Solar System, and the seven days of the week. In reality, the color spectrum looks primarily suited to a simple, 3-color range of Red-Green-Blue:

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According to some schools of thought, each human is supposed to have seven subtle energy bodies.

I count three: Etheric, auric/astral, and soul. Where did the other four come from? Must there be seven of everything?

PianoOctaveEven the seven musical notes on the piano keyboard isn’t quite right. There may be seven major keys in each octave but, if you include the five minor keys, you have a much more realistic set of twelve keys per octave and, significantly, each of the twelve keys is exactly one half-tone apart from its neighbors.

Obviously, there has been a compulsion to make seven a number of great significance. There are seven major chakras, although, as five of them have both front and back faces, counting their twelve individual faces produces more useful information.12chakras

The human chakra faces are not the only example of twelve of everything in Creation. Twelves keep showing up everywhere you look in the metaphysical structure of the universe.

The Structure of the Universe

The Law of Creation has three components that form a medium for Creation to occur, or what could be called the Creative Matrix. In order to create the complexity necessary for our physical universe to exist, those three original components of the Creative Matrix are then combined with each other to form an additional nine combinations. This addition of nine (three times three) extra components is called the Triple Matrix Effect.

That 12-part model of Creation – the 3-part Creative Matrix plus the 9 more combinations created by the Triple Matrix Effect – is used and re-used throughout Creation, and not just in the twelve chakra faces. For example:

The Twelve Levels of Existence: There are twelve levels of existence in the universe – three Divine and nine more, each level becoming more focused and dense than the one above it. We currently live in a dense physical level which is about to transform into a less-dense version when all matter on the planet moves up into a higher physical frequency.

The Twelve Dimensions: There are twelve main dimensions or properties (such as space and time) attributable to every physical object. They are the three Divine aspects of consciousness that created the Divine framework plus nine physical dimensions. Those nine physical dimensions fit into the categories of space, time, and different forms of energies and consciousness.

The Cosmic Cycles of Influence: In the physical realm, you experience a different solar cycle every year starting from your date of birth. Like all aspects of Creation, there are three immaterial or Divine cycles that form the nine physical cycles. As you may already know from our Power of Cosmic Cycles course, it is the nine physical cycles that are of direct concern to life in the physical realm. For example, your first year of life is yearly cycle number one. Your ninth year of life is yearly cycle number nine. Then, a new major cycle of nine years begins. In that case, you are experiencing another number one yearly cycle, but this time within the overall influence of a second major (9-year) cycle.

The Spiritual Laws of Life: There are three Divine laws within the original Law of Creation. Then, there are nine more spiritual laws of life, created by the Triple Matrix Effect, that govern physical manifestation. At the Spiritual Dynamics Academy (www.sda.ac), we will shortly begin teaching a course called, Mastering the Spiritual Laws of Life, where we will demonstrate how this benign and abundant universe is specifically designed to speed you effortlessly along your journey back to Divine realization.

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Whole Brain Thinking

by Owen K Waters

Do we still have unimaginable potential just waiting to be unlocked?

When you examine the functioning of the human brain, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”

The human brain includes right and left hemispheres. These operate in different contexts as they perform different functions. In most people, the left hemisphere is primarily detail-oriented, while the right hemisphere is visually oriented and recognizes patterns.

LeftBrainRightBrainThe right hemisphere recognizes the picture, the overview or the context, while the left brain translates that image into words. When you look at a person who seems to be someone you knew a long time ago, you recognize the pattern of that person’s face long before their name catches up. You move in for a closer look, while trying not to stare, and your left brain is thinking, “Oh, that’s um, oh… I’ll never forget, um, what’s-his-name.”

The detail-oriented, left-brain hemisphere provides these functions:

  • Logic.
  • Sequential perception.
  • Rational analysis.
  • Precision.
  • The sense of time passing at a fixed speed.
  • The translation of visual images from the right side of the brain into words.

The pattern-recognizing, right-brain hemisphere provides these functions:

  • Spatial awareness – the ability to imagine, and operate within, three-dimensional space.
  • Whole picture overview – the recognition of patterns of light, sound or thought.
  • Dealing with thoughts in their natural, symbolic form.
  • Artistic ability – visual imagery.
  • Musical ability.
  • Memory.
  • The experience of emotions.
  • The dream state.
  • The reception of intuitive impressions.

In education, the left side of the brain is promoted much more than the right. Much attention is paid to arithmetic and word skills, while art and music receive little, and intuitive development doesn’t get any.

When you drive at a constant speed, your right brain, with its spatial awareness, monitors the road ahead for pattern changes. If you engage in a conversation while driving, using left-brain word skills, and something in the traffic pattern requires your attention, you have to switch your primary focus over to your right brain in order to deal with it. This explains why conversation stops as you attend to making a turn. The turn doesn’t require that much attention, but it does require a whole switch of brain sides, so the conversation stops for that short time.

Music naturally resonates with the right side of the mind. Did you ever sing along with a Golden Oldies song, one that you hadn’t heard for years? Weren’t you amazed at how many of the lyrics you remembered? RecordPlayerHow could you possibly roll out, from memory, line after line of lyrics that you hadn’t heard in years? The answer lies in the right brain, where music is experienced and, also, memories are stored. You never had to use your left brain to laboriously remember the lyrics. When you heard the songs, they played into your right brain and were automatically stored in your right-brain memory, waiting to be recalled, sometimes decades later.

Right-brain development can include artistic and musical ability, which can be used to make your immediate surroundings look and sound beautiful.

To see how art skills turn on the right side of the brain, try drawing a picture of your left hand, only without looking at the paper you’re drawing on. As your right hand draws the outline of your left hand on paper, there will be a point at which your thinking flips over to the right brain. You’ll probably start the drawing in a linear style that prefers simple, straight lines, then suddenly switch to a more complex style that sees all the slight curves and details, appreciates their beauty, and starts to include them.

Quality of life can be enhanced enormously with more right-brain attention. Imagine, the luxury of living in a world where communities are designed to calm your senses and inspire you with the sights, sounds and smells of a beautiful environment.

Your spiritual connection is developed through the right side of the brain. Meditation provides inner peace and the development of intuition, which, in turn, provides necessary insights into your life’s path.

As right-brain activity is enhanced, your normal functioning becomes more whole-brain, and both hemispheres begin to be used in balance. The two hemispheres of the brain are connected by a large band of nervous tissue called the corpus callosum. This connecting band of tissue is larger in women than in men, raising the question,

“What are women known for having more of than men?”

Now, there could be many light-hearted answers to this question – abilities like perseverance while shopping, holding long, meaningful conversations, and – most of all – being able to ask for directions when lost!MenDontAskDirections

However, the biggest difference is women’s intuition. It’s not that men don’t have intuition, it’s just that women tend to have more of it.

In order to develop our latent abilities, and our spiritual potential, we need to feel our way into a deeper experience of that feeling-oriented, right side of the brain, just as we have thought our way into developing the word-oriented left side of the brain.

We need to become more accustomed to using the language of the right side of the brain. The right brain uses symbols and pictures, not words. Symbols can be visual, and they can be complete information packets – thought balls, which are whole pictures containing thoughts and feelings.

To operate in the right brain means to grasp concepts without words, feeling them, knowing them, letting the left-brain logic wait until our sense knowingness has had the chance to become more than it was before.

If you are new to the art of paying attention to your intuition, then you will need a little practice before proficiency is achieved. Your initial attempts may seem like failures, but that’s only to be expected at the outset.

Practice by being receptive to the “still, small voice within” of your intuition. The more you pay attention to your intuitive insights, the more you grow to realize how profoundly correct they are.

Practice makes perfect, and a you’ll achieve good results a lot sooner than you might expect. Just keep track of all your insights and, with a little dedicated practice, you’ll be amazed at their accuracy.

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The Ultimate Meditation

by Owen K Waters

hibiscusPeace can sometimes be so far away, and inner bliss… even farther away.

Take the time now to spend some real quality time by going within. Find that sense of peace that lies within. Visit the place where inner bliss dwells and waits patiently for your return.

Let yourself unwind and compose yourself for a few precious moments of peace. Remember that your mind is much more far-reaching than your physical brain. Your mind, as consciousness, is nonphysical, while your brain is just the physical translator of your consciousness.

Your mind, therefore, always has the ability to tell your brain;

“Shsh! It’s meditation time!”

Focus your mind away from the clutter of day-to-day living and turn your attention inwards to the peaceful core of your inner being. Then think of the deepest possible state of consciousness.

And what could that state be?

It is the state of consciousness known as Infinite Being. The word Infinite reflects the idea of ultimate, while the word Being refers to a state of awareness, rather than a doing activity. Infinite Being is infinite consciousness without a focus upon any specific activity.

Infinite Being doesn’t have to do anything, it already is everything.

It is important to appreciate that the state of Infinite Being is not “out there” somewhere external to us. Infinite Being encompasses all consciousness, including all manifestation. We are that consciousness, as is everything else in existence.

The Most Powerful Affirmation

sunsetpalmsIn meditation practices, affirmations are often used to focus the mind. By simply repeating the words, “I am,” you affirm your true nature as consciousness. In the case of the Infinite Being meditation, we affirm our innermost identity as the ultimate, infinite consciousness.

The affirmation “I am Infinite Being” is the most powerful affirmation possible within the English language.

The phrase “I am Infinite Being” is an affirmation of your oneness with the ultimate potential, the source of all life, the consciousness from which all life sprang. You are one with that universal consciousness. Everything in manifestation is one with that universal consciousness. Now is the time to consciously affirm your ultimate potential. It may take courage to begin with, but the results are more than worth the effort.

If you find issues arising, such as a feeling of unworthiness in your alignment with the ‘All That Is,’ with Infinite Being, just let those thoughts go, then gently bring your mind back into focus upon the affirmation. You do not have to justify the words, or settle any internal argument about them, just because of some prior conditioning as to how someone said you “should” think in this life. Think independently, think infinitely, and you will connect with the consciousness of your ultimate potential.

Have the inner discipline to stay with the affirmation and let any issues fade away unchallenged. Your inner self knows the meaning of the words and resonates in joy with their exact and literal truth. Every time you make this affirmation, you become more connected with Infinite Being. Any lesser thoughts are then healed within the light of greater truth.

Find a quiet space to sit down for a few minutes, close your eyes, and start looking for the quiet space within. To keep your brain occupied with the task at hand, focus your attention on the slow, even flow of your breath as it passes in and out of your nostrils.

As you breathe each in-breath, mentally repeat the affirmation “I am Infinite Being.”

On the out-breath, simply allow your attention to follow the flow of air from your nostrils. To induce an immediate calming effect, allow each out-breath to take longer than each in-breath.

Life energy, also known as etheric energy, is conditioned primarily within the human spinal column. From there it is distributed to the rest of the body via the subtle nervous system. Most key functions in the human body owe their operation primarily to the supply of etheric life energy, rather than to the supply of electrical energy. Etheric energy, like consciousness, is non-physical and yet it is behind all life.

To help enhance the natural flow of life energy within your spine while performing this meditation it is preferable to sit upright in an erect chair. As you progress with this meditation, the natural flow of life energy within your spine will become enhanced, bringing an enlivened awareness to your consciousness.

When distracting thoughts arise – which they will – treat them with patience and understanding. Put each distracting thought aside so that you can continue with the Infinite Being meditation. If a thought seems important or urgent, then it will be sure to return later, after your meditation session has finished.

There are a number of ways to enhance your meditation experience. One is to reserve a small space, such as the corner of a quiet room, where only meditation is conducted. That space then becomes more conducive to a meditation environment. A small table or surface can be covered with items that you connect with spiritual practice. Candles and incense are especially useful as they provide some initial focus for the senses.

It also helps to always use the same chair, one that is constructed primarily of a non-metallic material. Metal chairs attract etheric life energy away from you, which is great for the chair, but not so good for the meditation session.

A small clock completes your setting, and clean, light clothing, reserved especially for meditation, further enhances the atmosphere. A shower or bath before meditation is very valuable, as water is a powerful cleanser. If, for example, you have just come home from a hectic day at work, then your energy body will be filled with the distractions of the day, stored in etheric energy form.

The water that cleanses you in a shower or bath not only cleanses you of physical impurities, but, more importantly, it also cleanses the etheric energy impurities that do not belong in your energy body.

The reason that water is such an effective energy cleanser lies in its chemical composition. Water consists of H2O – hydrogen and oxygen. Oxygen is not just a chemical that the body needs. Its greater role is to carry life-giving, etheric energy. When you shower, your etheric body is being washed with the water’s flow of cleansing, etheric energy.

Make Spirituality Your Number One Priority

The best investment of your time each day is to spend 20 minutes in meditation. Make the time for this to happen. Make it the day’s first priority. The easiest habit to adopt is one which makes up the first activity of the day. Making it a routine will also reinforce the effects of the meditation.

If you are hungry to the point of distraction before a meditation session, then have some light refreshment, such as fruit or juice. Conversely, a full stomach after a heavy meal will have a deadening effect upon the higher possibilities of your meditation session, so plan to eat any large meals at least two hours ahead.

The Aims of the Infinite Being Meditation

  • To quiet your daily brain activity by focusing on rhythmic activities that induce a spiritual focus.
  • To affirm your connection to the highest possible state of awareness.
  • To charge your system with additional life energy through controlled breathing.
  • To create a Being Space, where your consciousness can move easily into the experience of your inner state of being.

The Complete Infinite Being Meditation Technique

  1. Take a few moments to completely relax your physical body. Sit in an upright chair with your eyes closed, then clench your feet, toes and leg muscles. Release the tension and let your feet and legs relax completely. Do the same clench-and-release process for your stomach, chest and back; then your arms and hands; then your neck and face.
  2. In preparation, take three deep breaths and exhale each one completely.
  3. Now focus your attention on the slow, even flow of breath as it passes in and out of your nostrils.
  4. As you breathe each in-breath, mentally repeat the affirmation,
    “I am Infinite Being.”
  5. On the out-breath, allow your attention to follow the flow of air from your nostrils. To induce an immediate calming effect, slow each out-breath and allow it to take up to twice as long as each in-breath.
  6. To make a space for your consciousness to dip into the experience of being, pause at the end of the out-breath. Hold the breath out of your body until you feel the need to inhale again. This will typically be for around three seconds, sometimes less. When you are in this motionless quiet space, don’t think, just be. Subtle impressions may arise from your inner self in this Being Space. The end of each breathing cycle is your personal communion space with your inner being. Ignore surface mental noise – words and feelings that jump into your attention – and maintain your focus upon the quiet inner space and subtle impressions of higher consciousness. Nothing loud comes from your inner being. Focus your awareness upon your inner silence. With practice, this is a time when great insights and inspiration quietly dawn upon your awareness.
  7. Repeat this cycle of breathing and being for 20 minutes.

Remember

The affirmation “I am Infinite Being” is the most powerful affirmation possible within the English language.

An effective meditation technique opens the door to more inspiration, love and creativity into your life.

Happy surfing upon the realms of spiritual awareness!

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Are You a Cultural Creative?

by Owen K Waters

The Shift to the New Reality is real, and it has been gathering steam since the 1960s.

In the book, “The Cultural Creatives,” Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson detail a comprehensive study of more than 100,000 adults in the United States. They found that, since the 1960s, a huge 26 percent of these adults have made a comprehensive shift in their culture – their worldview, values and way of life. A 1997 survey conducted in fifteen European countries shows that the figures are highly similar in Europe. The following is a summary of the typical values of this new culture.

Cultural Creatives love nature, respect the Earth and are deeply concerned about the environment. They like to develop close relationships with each other, and to help and encourage other people to develop their abilities. They care about personal and spiritual development, and want more equality for women and all cultural groups.

Cultural Creatives would like to develop a new way of life. They are cynical of media-fed information, and want to find a new political philosophy that works in today’s reality. They are not materialistically driven, and typically have their finances and spending under control. They like traveling to other countries to get to know new cultures and they want to develop a sense of community where they live. Authenticity is important to Cultural Creatives; that their actions are consistent with their words and inner beliefs.

In the early 1960s, there were too few Cultural Creatives to measure in surveys. At that time, American culture was split evenly between two cultural groups – the Moderns and the Traditionals. Moderns reflect an ethic which actually goes back as far as the Renaissance, when European Protestantism freed the population to pursue a self-empowered work ethic rather than continue to give their power, freedom and sense of initiative away to authority figures.

The ethic of Modernism is that newer, bigger and faster are all better. Time is money, they believe, and people with more knowledge and wealth are perceived as having higher status. Almost half of American adults today are Moderns. Their self-empowered principles over the centuries have brought progress to civil freedoms, democracy, justice and equality. Moderns tend to believe that theirs is the only way and reject the values of other groups as being incorrect.

The positive contributions of Moderns can be appreciated when you consider the quality of life which existed before the Renaissance. At birth, in those days, your fate was sealed. You were born into a certain social, ethnic and racial group at a certain location. You would likely never travel more than 50 miles from your birthplace during your life. What work you could perform, and whom you would marry, were predetermined. You would be compelled to believe certain doctrines, as dictated by rulers, priests and elders.

Traditionals are the ones who historically react against the changes brought about by Moderns. They wish for a return to an older, simpler time, and they oppose modern trends such as equality for women. They believe that patriarchs should again dominate family life, that men should be proud to serve in the military, and that their moral values should be forced upon others. In post-World War II America, Traditionals formed half of the adult population. Today they number less than one-fourth of the adult population. Many have passed away, while some have converted into becoming Moderns or Cultural Creatives.

Within the Cultural Creatives are two distinct sub-groups. Almost half of the Cultural Creatives form a Core Group of more intense, leading-edge thinkers. The others are the Green Cultural Creatives, whose focus is directed externally, towards ecology and environmental issues, rather than towards inner personal development.

The trend-setting Core Group is typically into alternative health care, often as health care practitioners, and most of them want to develop more inner self-awareness. They shun the materialism of the Moderns and the intolerance of the Traditionals toward other peoples.

Cultural Creatives cross all types of demographic groupings. They can be of any adult age category, they can live anywhere, and have any spiritual or religious affiliation. Less than ten percent of them identify themselves as New Age. Interestingly, there are just as many New Agers within the ranks of the Moderns as there are within the Cultural Creatives. The ratio of women to men is fairly equal in the Greens Group, while the Core Group contains 67 percent women. Many of the New Age Moderns are men who are still chasing the boys’ toys of modern technology and haven’t yet settled down to finding a deeper meaning within themselves.

Compared to other groups, Cultural Creatives read more books and magazines. Half of them are regular book buyers. They watch less television and are particularly unhappy with the quality of television news. They support, and become involved in, the arts. They like well-made, durable products, natural food, personal growth and alternative health care. They have a holistic attitude; that body, mind and spirit should work together. Their homes may well be buffered for privacy by old-growth trees and large shrubs. Inside, these homes are typically decorated by craft pieces, books and original art pieces which have special meaning to them.

Their culture is one of silent trailblazing. Most of them have no idea that there are countless millions of people just like them with the same values and lifestyle. When they discover that 25 percent of the adult population are just like them, they are truly shocked and surprised.

Cultural Creatives, it could be said, are the silent revolution. Imagine how much more transformative their effect on society will be when they evolve into networking, voicing their values and forming representative movements.

Cultural Creatives are a newly emerging type of humanity. They hold the seeds of a new, sustainable culture, a culture where “quality of life” replaces “standard of living.”

 

My Personal Journey in Spiritual Growth

by Dreama Vance

How blessed I feel for all the spiritual gifts I have received over the years. I don’t know if it’s exactly the same for you, but I can look back in my life and see distinct turning points in my spiritual growth.

How It All Happened

One of these turning points occurred for me during our 2012 Transformation Course, which was the first time we offered the Deep Soul Access training. This course coincided with the transformational Gateway of 2012, culminating on Winter Solstice on December 21st. Oh, that time was so beautiful! It may not have made CNN Headline News, but there were thousands of people in meditation during that Winter Solstice. The course we presented leading up to that time was truly transformational for me personally.

I knew transformation was happening at the time from what I was experiencing, but what has happened since then is amazing. Now I see actual change and transformation in my physical life… you know, the actual manifested part, and of course, in my own spiritual growth.

One of the things that manifested as a result of this 2012 Transformation course was our Vision Pool course. It began to form energetically in the spring of 2013 and became manifest when we offered it in November. Since Deep Soul Access training was a prerequisite to the Vision Pool course, we offered the Deep Soul Access training just prior to the Vision Pool course that year.

The Magic of a Cohesive Group

The reason I am sharing this history of the Deep Soul Access course with you is because of the unique way this course is presented. It is the opportunity to work not only with the ascended masters, but also to participate consciously and energetically with a cohesive group. By definition, this cohesive group holds and works together to form a united whole.

There is magic that happens when this occurs!

This is why we ask, if you decide to join us on the upcoming Deep Soul Access course (November 1-21, 2014) that you be committed to the daily attunement meditation that we will perform. This is also why you’d want to say, “Yes! Absolutely. I’m in. Sign me up!” each time the course is offered!

The Power of Attunement

It is not so much about the physical material presented, although there are lessons to read and contemplate. The real power lies in the process of attunement. This is an energetic process that develops as you practice it and is readily facilitated by the ascended masters who come to help us during the course.

Here is one more point I want to make about the group. Each group that has been formed using the Deep Soul Access has been as unique as a snowflake. People who are drawn to the group bring their own gifts and talents and their own energy. The group, however, becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This, then, causes certain characteristics to stand out and they are different for each individual group. It is quite fascinating in and of itself.

We are Beloved by the Masters

So, here is the best part of all. When you participate in the course, it is amazing, exciting and so special because of the people you connect with and because we are beloved by the ascended masters. You feel this. But the very best of it all is that which continues to happen after the course. You continue to grow!!

That soul connection gets focused and then your exploration of the inner life really begins to happen. My own ability to see, understand, and go deeper into the true nature of my being has increased so much this past year. I can hardly wait to do this course again! Not only will I bring all that I have gained to add to the group, but I will now be able to understand it all at a deeper level as the masters work with us again in this course.

Another Deep Soul Access Course Starts on November 1st

For details of this rare transformational opportunity in your spiritual growth, go to:

http://www.spiritualdynamics.net/soul

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