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viernes, 3 de julio de 2020

"COITUS INTERRUPTUS" & MEDITATION


I'm as active as ever in all levels of my existence: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  It is curious that in the midst of uncertainty I'm more and more certain of  the highest and deepest desire of my heart and soul which it is to keep engaged and active in the wake up call that we're traversing and that is inviting us to  "Service in Action" !!!
The only negative spot that I find in the experience of all this frenetic every day attendance to "some event" of the "utmost importance" for the world and for Humanity is,   that everything gets soooo grand and radically urgent and therefore important that ...YES... I do think very globally, but I get stuck when going local.  
In my country, Spain, if I go to most of the relationships in the lower right quadrants with any type of proposal of the kind that I'm hearing in the wonderful "global events" to which I'm attending,  the least that it could happen is that they smile politely and nothing happens and I'm in the lower right situation then I get another minute of attention when they get my proposal in the paper basket after leaving their office. It is extremely difficult (or at least I do not know how to do it) to get a real impact for change, I suppose that not only here but elsewhere.  And when I talk about impact, I'm talking about getting up to the level of getting governments to steer their movement toward a higher state of positive and useful actions.  The level of consciousness I find in most of the politicians of the world (and I'm soooo sorry to say this)  is the level of a Primary School class,  accusing and even insulting one another, always looking for the defense of their own agenda and beliefs, losing their and our time in never ending non-dialogical debates instead of facing the real important and excruciating matters that the present "storm of crisis" are bringing:  Coronavirus pandemic, Climate Change, Economic,  Social and Political crisis.
Thus, after attending all these fabulous global events of  well informed, inspiring and experienced individuals with great curriculums and heroic actions and results,  I end up with  the strange  sensation of  "coitus interruptus", feeling that we're performing a massive intellectual collective masturbation in order to feel that we're doing "something", as we do not have any idea to  where ALL may take us and much more less when.  And moreover we're doing all this with the frantic belief (oh, yes based on facts !!!) that we do not have time to perform in a calm or slow motion manner -to at least have some pleasure- but  on the contrary speeding up because the truth is that MOTHER EARTH is coming as it seems that is not approving what her children have been doing !!!
And then .... in the midst of all this "apparent movement" (and I will call it apparent until I see at least five important countries taking real serious measurements to counteract what we're traversing) …  I enter into deep meditation...and finally have some REAL ACTION !!!
Don't get me wrong, I loooove attending these events and hearing all these wonderful people, but the truth is that I'm overwhelmed as I would like to become activists of everything, supporting everyone !!! I finally end up doing nothing because when I  subscribe the result is another meeting online which makes me feel ( in this low level from which I'm speaking right now) like a monkey jumping from one vine to the other !!!
And then, again, ...I enter into deep meditation.... and focus on the things that I DO ( small little things to take care of myself and others) and I abide  in such a peace of mind and my soul finally rests !!!

Whenever there is something more that I could do and that would be for me to do...., I will know and THEN I will do it.  Meanwhile .... "peace, be still. !!!

sábado, 2 de mayo de 2020

CORONAVIRUS OR THE WAKE UP CALL FOR A WORLD IN CHAOS


 Our grandparents in my country, Spain, used to tell us: "learning requires blood" when trying to teach us that without putting strong work and great effort there was not any good learning.  It is more or less an equivalent to the English expression "spare the rod and spoil the child". 

Today, and in the midst of the confinement for the terrible infections and deaths caused by the COVID-19, we are facing a reality that just one year ago would have been improbable to even think about.  Many may see this difficult situation as a punishment for humanity's mistakes as it seems that we don't learn the lesson.  Once more the learning is presented to us through blood, sweat and tears showing the ugly face of a declared Pandemic that brings death, collective psychosis, maintained unconsciousness and apocalyptic atmosphere. All of these being nurtured and amplified by the controversial issue of the virus origin and unknown activity as well as the massive use of  communicational technology that more than ever is being used for all kinds of conflictive opinions and disruptive messages, including "fake news" that only pretend to create a state of panic and continuous alarm in the world population. 

There are other ways to look at this reality that could shed some light into the lesson at hand, because without a doubt we're going to be learning something when this is over.  Each one will learn something different within themselves and collectively something spring as a novelty because nobody knows how and what would it be. The most pessimistic think that nothing will change in the large scale, defending their negative opinion about the human race that will keep on doing the same old things when we get out of this lockout system.  The optimistic pretend to see a change already based in the very positive human attitudes and reactions that governments and citizens are having regarding solidarity and appreciation and gratitude for all workers that are sustaining us in many areas of life, being surely the most outstanding:  the medical professionals.

I see myself more in this latter position as the enthusiastic, spiritual and lively woman that I am, tending to see the glass half full instead of half empty. But the truth is that there is a scientific side to me that puts a question mark to all my positive desires and proposed transpersonal intuitions. In this case my integral equanimity brings me to a centered position where I observe what I know,  what is my wish and which are my perceptions and at the same time what is this reality in which we're immersed that is that "we don't know anything for good". 

Going out of such an aligned position -because if I don't go out I will just maintain silence in the loving meditative state-  I will adopt a positive stand from the clear side of the moon in order to put my grain of sand, shed some personal light onto the matter and thus transmit my five cents as a contribution to the great tapestry that we're most of us creating with our varied offers in this given pregnant momentum.

Which is the lesson that Humanity has to learn and that seems that human beings stubbornly don't get?

We could enter into Esoterism to obtain some information about certain parts of Numerology and Kabala that would tell us -among other interesting things- the deep meaning of the Hebrew letters for COVID as well as the meaning of the number 19 and its addition as a powerful karmic number.  But we are not going to enter into this, although I invite you -if you have the time, motivation and curiosity- to look for the cited significance and its potential wisdom.  I prefer for now to treat other more social, historic and even scientific themes so that most of you may relate with the facts and comprehend the dimension of what I will reflect upon if you want to accompany me.

Humanity has greatly progressed from the "homo habilis" to the man on the moon and beyond:  internet, videoconferences, smartphones and all the technological revolution of the XX and XXI century, without forgetting the important discoveries and advancements in the fields of Medicine, Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Neuroscience, Genetics and why not Psychology and Sociology.  But has all that progress made us evolve1 as species? Are we really more forbearing, understanding, conscious, caring and loving human beings? Have we advance in the development of useful values that boost life and co-existence?  Have we opened up to diversity? Have we really provided room in our Post-Modern society for the development of Consciousness? Are we doing something to definitively soothe the hunger, medical state and shelter of the needy?  Are we alleviating for good the suffering of immigrants that do not live but just survive?  When are we going to understand that money is only paper and at the same time that we could all reset our economic debts and start from "0"? When are we going to be ready to improve  relationships as countries and human beings in the same planet that travels along the Solar System?  Do we already comprehend that the authentic richness is of another magnitude,  very far away from unneccesary things or mere consumism?  Are we able to take time to see a child's deep look, the appearance of a flower in the middle of a concrete pavement or the fact that our liver functions wonderfully?  Can we recognize the heart pumping blood without a break as a miracle? What horrible misfortune has yet to happen in order to open our eyes to what really matters?


1 .  Evolution understood as development of Consciousness
Unfortunately the response to these questions give a negative balance for the
human race.  May be some voices will raise over the roar assuring that their Association, Corporation or group is doing all of that already: progressing and evolving at the same time.  Then, I will tell them -as we very well know- that they are among the very little of the world that do so, a merely 5% . These voices are very few if we understand evolution as personal improvement, social cooperation, transpersonal and value's consciousness as well as investigation and development of human qualities and capacities integral politics and new discoveries put to the service of others. We know about these evolutionary probabilities but we don't have much experience as we don't put them in practice. 

The great majority of human beings are still defending their piece of land, religion, race or political wing… they defend their point of view without wanting to really listen or take in account the point of view of others as the only belief and desire is to be right.  Moreover, in many cases they defend their stand with such methods that the even Cromagnon's men would perceive as extreme: violence, hate, judgment, slander and fragmentation. This happens in family life, work environments and also as intestine fights among Governments of the whole world.  We can see very clearly how progress: Yes, evolution, No. That's why we all lose. Every human being receives such a negative energy over and over again because is surrounded by this unconscious reality that "nobody wins" in any area of life.  Even the ones that may seem to be the cream of the crop are very unhappy whenever they're alone in their crystal towers. Neuroscience and Epigenetics say that the human brain has been wired in such a negative way from infancy as the learning process is based in NO, and in continuous limitation of actions and expressions. Once more, we progress but don't evolve.  Evolution comes from the responsible re-wiring toward what is more useful for the many in the biggest quantity of areas of collective life. And that is not happening.  If progress doesn't come united with evolution we are doomed to destruction (moral, emotional, mental, spiritual… and as we're seen physical).

We have examples of those human created destructions in the devastating lists of non-natural disasters at the level of individuals:  frustration, depression, anxiety, despair, fear, isolations, stress;  and at a broader stand:  famines, street violence, terrorism, drugs' wars,  without forgetting the great disasters created by our own "progress" and for which we're directly responsible: plastic isles, nuclear accidents, toxic spills, greenhouse effect, black tides or the Darvaza pit or "door to hell" in Turkmenistan that keeps on burning since 1971, to cite only a few.  

Human beings (and the animals and plants tha co-exist with us) have also been victims of natural disasters like earth-quakes, plagues, tsunamis, tornados, floods, volcanoes' eruptions, etc)… and we keep on non learning the lesson. Einstein used to say "there are two ways of living. One in which nothing is a miracle or another in which everything is a miracle".  What do you chose after reading all of the above? What do you think that Humanity has chosen from that Einstein binomial?  Instead of seeing life as miraculous and learn the lesson of unity, solidarity and cooperation with a few natural disasters ( not only for the construction of better and taller walls, buildings or external shelters but also for the construction of an inner home that is clearly bombproof and negativityproof because is the real self identity) we've opted  for not only suffer the natural disasters but create them ourselves (not only inwardly in our hearts and minds but also externally in our human facilities). Without a doubt that is due to our disintegrated advancement (progress without evolution) from which we're seeing the consequences now in this terrible pandemic as they're saying now that it's been manmade.

Despite all of the above I'm very proud or my fellow beings, this Humanity to which I belong as it is also very true that we've created marvelous things that fill the wisest encyclopedias.  We've traversed History developing and forging unthinkable devices, services or medical discoveries that still leave us stunned!!! And yet, we have not still conquered the learning of "inner development", integrated wisdom and transpersonal bliss in a collective manner, in that critic mass number that would tilt the balance toward a real development of higher consciousness. I know that this is utopian and unrealistic because as Ken Wilber says "there will always be babies and adolescents" but didn't I say that I was going to go out of the alignment with the integral stand of meditative silence? Taking the position of the utopian I can dream that we can achieve this tilting toward the positive so that the "evolutionary" line would reach the same level than that of  "progress" and from then on start to go parallel like the train rails.

Now with this COVID-19 situation, we have the opportunity to find ourselves, to crown the top of our ego to go beyond and face our own inner reality piercing the mirror.  Let's reflect on the crown shape of this elusive virus to show us that each of us are the queens and kings of our own existence.  That we can reign in our own beautiful kingdom which is our own life. Those which have been crowned by death know it already as well as those which are sick whenever go back to health. Let's do the same. Let's open our eyes to this master lesson of 2020 without the need of been infected or close to die.  Let's quicken the learning as if there would be the last warning although we may think (because that has been the case up to now) that we can always have another opportunity and another … and still another. But isn't there a limit?

The fact of staying at home, if we're responsible may favor this inner look, as being "obliged" to stop the crazy race to nobody knows where it gives us the chance to turn the eyes of the heart and the spirit to what really matters: the divine and human values. 

Likewise, this coronavirus state of affairs opens up the time-space dimension (using the terminology of Quantum Physics) in order to crown us with evolutionary consciousness and stop seeing the positive as "pink", "corny", "fool", or even politically incorrect, being able to recognize that Love is not something created by us as neither is Light or Electricity (we may only see and enjoy their effects).  This  unique nature of Love is the "event" itself, "the singularity"… the true Humanity's horizon, that we're called to trespass -no matter how afraid we are-, precisely because is unknown and never previously experienced by Humanity at large !!!  We have never undergo as human race (with all the beauty of biodiversity) what would it happen if everyone -without exception- would chose to love ourselves and others knowing and recognizing   the light and electricity that we produce when we get together, embrace, touch, kiss, make love. Love which is life in all its manifestations is the pure God's orgasm and we're missing it when we only look outside.

Non duality is scary because is unknown.  Living in Grace and the joy of the Spirit (where the human and the divine are the same thing in the eyes of Love would give us the crown of life, the authentic existence of our real identity (with the shedding of all its qualities).  Epicurus said in the 3rd century BC "Happiness is the absence of pain and fear".  Therefore, stay at home: yes. Follow all sanitary recommendations: yes.  Let's pray and help the infected and also pray for those that already left us: yes.  Let's appreciate all health workers, all researchers that help with finding a vaccine or a treatment; all ambulance, transportation and basic service's workers as well as the politicians that are facing one of the worst situations lived in our generation, the boomers and our children and grandchildren.  All of that:  yes !!! But following with Epicuro, let's not fear death, as it is the only sure and inevitable thing that human beings share. And even though it may be in a paradoxical and tragic manner we may see Death as a mode of lack of pain and fear as whenever we die we will be without any of those human manifestations. The good news is that if we learn to live with this consciousness of death as a real companion of life, maintaining it metaphorically in our right -as the Buddhist say- when the crucial moment arrives we will enter into the final dream in a placid manner, giving up this wonderful body that we have been in this earth in order to come back -light travelling- toward the Energy from where we departed.   

Thank you for having bared with me up to here, following these reflections that I've been impelled to share with you in these magic moments of our "joint history".  I'm very aware that it is not the first time that we've lived a worlwide pandemic as such and at the same time it is the very first time that the communication skills of our present human society is humongous.  We're fully connected. Smart phones and Internet have given us the potentiality of being an interconnected world !!! It's  the first time that there is a unique common pulse -even though is from a negative cause- , a real togetherness in the beat of the inevitable.  Now we're feeling the same floor under our feet (our dear planet earth)… as now yes… we're feeling that we're in the same boat,.. suffering the consequences of being all in it. We're wobbling back and forth in the midst of the storm, not knowing when or how is going to end.  The wisdom trick is to know that the storm will eventually stop, and when it subsides, it's very probable that we may have learnt the lesson -if only to get a pass-.  I hope so,  and that's why I raise a prayer for all our dear Humanity.




CIRQUE DE SOLEIL - SABREMOS LA HUMANIDAD COPIAR EL MODELO PARA LA TRANSFORMACIÓN?





A parte de ver las maravillosas imágenes de los grandísimos acróbatas del CIRCO DEL SOL, os invito a que toméis las cosas que recomiendan y que hicieron en su Organización (siguiendo "la Danza del Cambio" de Peter Senge) de tal modo que las apliquéis a la situación de la Humanidad en tiempos de COVID y veáis lo recomendable que suena todo lo que dicen para un cambio y una transformación sostenible aplicada a nuestra situación actual.



Sin duda estamos en VUCA:  Tiempos inciertos, volátiles, ambigüos y complejos ¿Qué tal si cambiamos el circo humano, como muy bien supieron hacer los del CIRQUE DU SOLEIL al pasar del circo del maltrato animal al circo del asombro por excelencia donde el trabajo duro, y las diferentes cualidades de cada cual hacen un TODO absolutamente magnífico ? !!!

jueves, 23 de abril de 2020

PLANETARY TRANSFORMATION GAME FOR THE CORONAVIRUS


RESULTS OF PLANETARY TRANSFORMATION GAME
(from Findhorn Foundation)
IN TIMES OF COVID- 19

In 1962 Eileen Caddy, her husband Peter and their friend Dorothy Mc.Lean had such a great, deep and outstanding trascendental experience (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/228239.The_Magic_Of_Findhorn) that ended up in the creation of a huge project at the Northeast of Scotland, close to Inverness.  This project that now has almost 60 years of existance:  "The Findhorn Foundation" an echovillage based in the development of Spiritual Consciousness, Community life and integrated living,  attracted so many people that it has become one of the world icons of sustainability, deep Nature interconnection, human coexistence and conscious work with subtle worlds and psychological and transpersonal development. 
https://cdn.bigdash.community/40da110f-b146-488e-89d9-780ef033d261/Findhorn Foundation members 

In this last dimension, Joy Drake, one member of the Findhorn Community created in 1986 a game of consciousness thinking in the people that couldn't make it to Scotland. A board game that fueled by a personal "Purpose" had three main sets of cards: Insights, Setbacks and Angels (representing the virtues or qualities that would help with the unfolding of the purpose) as well as Universal Feedback and the main square named "Transformation square".

Joy drew each angel and meditated in each card, ending up in a channelled tool for personal and transpersonal discovery that soon began to be part of the monthly individual and collective check up of the Community's members.
https://cdn.bigdash.community/d90ab49c-901d-45ad-b13d-17f9457fcd45/
"The game in a box" was the first name that Joy gave to her creation.  Then an american visitor to the Foundation:  Kathy Tyler, saw the great depth of such a game and helped Joy to commercialize it.  They called it "The Transformation Game".  Mery Inglis and Judy Mc Allistair, Findhorn members like Joy, became facilitators/focalizers of the Game and started helping Joy and Kathy in the process of distributing the game throughout the world as well as forging new focalizers that could guide the Game for others.   Today thousands of facilitators  around the globe (myself included - in fact the first in my country, Spain) use The Transformation Game in its multiple variations (for small or large groups, for enterprise decisions and for Planetary state and future vision). 
https://cdn.bigdash.community/5e8c1639-955e-4235-8aaa-2dc04050c046/UL: Joy Drake, UR: Kathy Tyler, LL: Mery Inglis,
LR:  Judy McAlistair
Is about this latter,  "The Planetary Game" that I want to speak today. 
As many other courses or events that were programmed for the months of March, April or May, the "Planetary Transformation Game" was dismissed and didn't take place at the Universal Hall of the Findhorn Foundation which is where it's generally played, a beautiful architectural building with a transparent dome.  On the contrary the four mentioned "presenters" of the Planetary Game -as they want to be called- generously offered -free of charge- what is called "The Next Steps", which is the shortest version of the Transformation Game for a given purpose. 
120 people from all over the world connected through Zoom were actively conscious witness of  the drawing of just 4 cards of each deck that would represent the response for the following purpose having meaning for each of us individually and collectively as human race: 

               Engaging with the Emerging Future
We intend to settle into the grace and strength of our essential identity,  step into whole-hearted engagement with the Soul of the World and the Soul of Humanity
and activate new patterns of relationship that serve the whole earth community.


A key insight for a direction to take: 
You did it!
Service with a smile.
Service with no strings.
Gain 1 Service Token now.   (In the Transformation Game to have 1 service token helps to pass from one level to another - There are: Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual levels).
Awareness Token: Softness  (In the TG is like a prize that one gets with some + cards) 
A setback or challenge that may need to
be dealt with: 
You are set back by your frustration on your present level.
Take 2 pains
An inner resource to help clear the setback: 
You didn’t get caught in the merry-goround of pleasant distractions but completed the task at hand with focus and patience.
Gain 3 Awareness Tokens:  BeingResponsibility and Alternatives
And an Angel to support and inspire: 
https://cdn.bigdash.community/9870a27b-73b9-43fb-90ca-ddc80387b7ee/
Even though I could write a lot more about the deep meaning of each of the cards I find that I do not need to do so as you as a conscious community will understand as the cards are going to be self explanatory for you as one can take them for personal comprehension and guide in this confinement situation (or even in the death of a loved one or having the present sickness) or we can apply it and give significance at a large stand, understanding the height and depth, therefore the Altitude of the response to the proposed PURPOSE !!!
I was very very touched by the whole process (and that is why I want to share it with you my Chartres Community and UU friends) and was thrilled by each one of the cards being the Angel card of Expentancy the one that showed me the Reality in which we all are right now. We're awed in front of a present box -that reminds me of the "Chartres Dreams"- that we do not know what it contains.  We're pregnant with the Expentancy of a new seed with the same uncertainty of a coming birth, the birth of a new Humanity, of a new me, a new you.



sábado, 21 de marzo de 2020

MENSAJE COVID-19 - PRIMAVERA 2020 - RAQUEL TORRENT





Una contribución sencilla y muy natural que me ha salido del alma, haciendo un homenaje a mi madre que cuando creó esta canción hace 20 años, no tenía ni idea de la Primavera que estamos viviendo, y en cambio ya hablaba de Amor y Paciencia, pues sólo os he cantado el estribillo para no cansar, y en cambio en la letra habla de cómo los brotes del almendro SI QUE SABEN ESPERAR, por muy riguroso que haya sido el invierno, para luego florecer, como nosotros, sin duda lo haremos ... cuando se haya terminado el invierno de la Inconsciencia Humana.

¡¡¡ MUCHO ÁNIMO PARA TODOS !!!

MUSICA PARA LA INTEGRACIÓN EN TIEMPOS DUROS Y SIEMPRE



Para la tranquilidad del cuerpo, las emociones, la mente.Y así pues, acceso al Espíritu.

lunes, 16 de marzo de 2020

CORONAVIRUS, Un mensaje de Vida.


Decían nuestras abuelas "la letra con sangre entra", cuando se trataba de aprender algo. Hoy el dicho se confirma como realidad. Lo que está ocurriendo con el COVID-19 nos muestra que nuestra humanidad doliente no termina de aprender la lección.  Por falta de conciencia, la lección se nos presenta, una vez más.  a base de sangre, sudor y lagrimas, en su manifestación presente de pandemia declarada, psicosis colectiva, inconsciencia mantenida y ambiente apocalíptico. Todo ello acentuado y aumentado por la tecnología comunicacional, "Fake News", incluidas.

Aunque también estamos viendo actitudes y reacciones muy positivas de  gobiernos y ciudadanía, vamos a centrarnos aquí en la advertencia que representa el Coronavirus, así como en la oportunidad que nos trae a todos. 

¿ Cuál es la lección que nos toca aprender a los seres humanos, y que no terminamos por asimilar ?

lunes, 20 de enero de 2020





LOS SORPRENDENTES AVANCES DE LA NEUROCIENCIA




Me apasiona tanto (haciendo un parangón psico-filosófico) el mundo de los misterios que guarda nuestro cerebro, como los misterios que guarda nuestro Universo (¡¡¡ Y eso que me quedo sólo en el nuestro, pues ahora sabemos que hay más de uno!!!). Por ello, deseo compartir con vosotros los últimos descubrimientos que afectan, positivamente, al estudio de la IA, la Psicología comportamental -en ambos casos para saber más sobre cómo aprendemos y memorizamos-, y a la Ciencia Computacional, que basa muchas de sus investigaciones en la forma en que funcionan las redes comunicacionales de nuestro cerebro. 

Hasta hace poco se pensaba que la forma en que procesamos la información era a través de la multivariada red de conexiones neuronales. Después se llegó a la conclusión de que las propias neuronas también eran centros computacionales en sí mismas, y no necesariamente meras estaciones de transmisión de información. Ahora, y gracias al trabajo de los líderes de la Neurociencia -investigadores incansables que no dejan de sorprenderse, ellos los primeros, para sorprendernos luego a nosotros-, ahora sabemos que también las dendritas (y aún más, trozos de las dendritas) reaccionan y se comportan como auténticos procesadores de información que dan respuestas lógicas y coherentes por sí mismas, sin que el cuerpo de la neurona intervenga ¿Quién da más? En fin que si ante la inmensidad del océano, o la inmensidad del Cosmos nos quedamos atónitos, no sé a vosotros... pero a mi se me queda la misma cara cuando veo la inmensidad y plasticidad de nuestro cerebro !!!

Aunque no leáis inglés, espero haber podido resumir someramente el contenido, y aquí termino con una frase con traducción literal, extraída del artículo, para que flipéis conmigo. "Se puede realizar cualquier cálculo imaginable con una sola neurona que tenga suficientes dendritas -cada una de ellas, capaz de realizar su propia operación no-líneal"

https://www.quantamagazine.org/neural-dendrites-reveal-their-computational-power-20200114/