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Psychospirilosophy Hive is where I take my passion of diving into the human condition and seeing if we can give it a better definition while also providing educational pieces using a mix of psychology and philosophy with a a little spirituality making it easier for people to understand as I truly believe everyone is entitled to the education they can understand not the one they can afford.

It's jumping off points for further exploration and redefinition of our understanding of who we are where we come from, why and what we can realistically do about it.
  1. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Soul Cages
    Soul Cages Titled: Unshackled ย A Digital Artwork By Savvy Raj http://www.savvyraj.comBorn free we truly are but we learn to evolve to move beyond the soulcages of our own being! ! ย When we learn to appreciate the freedom that is ours for the taking ,we realise...


    Savvy Raj
    07/03/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your sharing of this buzz dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley and @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Savvy Raj
    20/02/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    #16 @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes indeed! And I appreciate your mentioning of the changing feelings through life experiences that could form shadows or reflect light to another... and so in just to be and let another be ....there is all the more reason for us all as the world to wake up with greater empathy consciousness in our thoughts words and deed.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    "Every thing alive has a right to be all that they manifest with the uniqueness of their thoughts ." Very beautifully stated @Savvy Raj! I guess as a child we have the innocence of the unknown as we get older experiences seen through our eyes and feelings create shadows forming a cage. Thanks for sharing .
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @ Sara Jacobvici for your kind appreciation of this article and your equally thoughtful intepretation and valuable insights. Varied choice of meanings can play an important role in understanding new perspectives . I sincerely appreciate and receive yours in this context . In the post above I chose to highlight the idea of acceptance as a receiving of a situation in the depth of awareness and acceptance of the reality than to relegate it as destiny as a choice in our hand. And then in such a receiving in awareness one can then work to adapt to the situation exploring the potential possibilities. The freedom is in the power of the choices as we choose to see and it certainly rests with us .
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #10 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Dear Lisa.Great to read about your family and thank you for sharing this. Have felt one with your words here as it related so much with my family here as well. Freedom is a huge responsibilty in both the giving and the receiving.... and is a blessing to have for all who sense as it is alligned in its path by an internal compass of consciousness awareness and conscience.
    .Have often felt that as parents the power of freedom and love will keep the need to rebel in check than the power of control and coercion .
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    A profound and valuable piece, poetically written @Savvy Raj. You write, "A child very lovingly brought up has to experience and grow and live in a world of dualities." This is our fate as human beings; before we integrate, we experience the separation. What I experience is, shackled and freedom = choice. We can only choose to be free if we understand to what we are shackled. Being in the confines of boundaries, in and of itself, does not mean loss of freedom. You wisely write about acceptance and adaptability. I would humbly change that to meaning and adaptability. At the risk of oversimplifying: we are shackled to oxygen to survive. We don't consider ourselves caged. We form the meaning and adapt. So much so, that when we want to move out of the boundaries of the space in which we can breathe, we adapt. We can breath underwater, we can breathe in outer space. We adapt, we make choices. Too often, the meaning we form of something will shackle us to the point where we experience loss of freedom. That is when we mistakenly think we have no choice.
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici View more
    #11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici As I saw it here Unshackling is a focussed approach as well and has the potential to create new spaces for light and every now and then . A conscious unshackling of patterns of thought brings forth new and diverse ways of thinking and such a diversity acknowledges new movements and breeds further creativity. And in such
    unshackling there is the underlying freedom to evolve further . Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/02/2017 #11 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Freedom is often the illusion we feel most free in but unshackle is a tangible action and it might be multiple actions or a continuous state of becoming or renewal. We are most free when we don't know we are - and then someone asks how do you do that? Then we become conscious of a moment that actually was freedom.

    So I find the word unshackle interesting and ask @Sara Jacobovici to include that word in her WORD-OF-THE-DAY

    In this video I found called UNSHACKLE - it isn't about people who are unshackled but a recital of artists who feel shackled by neo-liberalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMxUAJ2duQ In less than five minutes they do produce an interesting video yet the word "Unshackle" is a hope here rather than a personal exploration. The boogie man here is neo-liberalism the video calls a deep dystopian faith a dominant worldwide ideology exhibiting all the signs of a religious cult" etc etc etc

    The important thing here is that just from this one word Unshackle it sets off different trajectories and pathways, a bit like random atoms hitting each other in a collider and the scientists watches for new particles to form. In my case a new particle online is finding something that perks my interest that I would not otherwise would have found - and in this case this particle is Portugal originating art project :

    Museu da Crise

    Now that to me is more soul and less cage but when it comes to the ownership of our own mind, it remains all relative. Great piece here really supports the way I personally think.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #10 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This was a good read @Savvy Raj. It made me think of my own kids. I always brought them up to seek out what they like, not push my own agenda on them. I wanted them to make decisions based on what they were comfortable with after watching so many kids their ages being pushed to do activities they weren't happy doing. I'm not saying I didn't give guidance or that we didn't talk things through but they were never forced to 'try out for football, soccer, join this club etc.." They did participate in things they loved and sometimes found out they didn't after the season was over. The only thing we asked and followed through with- if you decide to join a team you have to follow through with it until the season ends. We wanted them to realize the importance of following through with a decision along with realizing a team needs you once you become part of one. So to end my long paragraph... I hope I allowed them the freedom to choose because they aren't afraid to make choices outside of the box now. They both are good decision makers and enjoy life!
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #5 Yes I can perhaps empathize with that .... yet In my little understanding of it all ....The moment now is free of all the shackles of opinion and judgement
    In dispelling the thens casting off the whens through a sense of purpose that extends beyond our immediate self ...
    in passion and perseverance.
    Living can become a blessing in the now .
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #6 @Ali Anani

    Your astute sense of observation is the gift of seeing beyond the mere looking of the apparent aesthetics. Likewise to understandings in the patterns of flight of the birds in your precious example and social media interaction and the evolving patterns of affinities the shifts may have much to do with Energy ...in emission transmission and the ensuing transaction..
    Must add this certainly is like taking a flight of creativity essentially as a possible future buzz in formation.
    Thank you indeed as I deeply appreciate your ever valuable steering of thoughts as a sort of sifting through to rake in the creativity for us all
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    And we have freedom :)
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Dear @Savvy Raj. When birds fly in V-Patterns they follow three simple rules. As a result the pattern emerges. Your writing promises there shall be a pattern emerging. Your four simple rules:
    Dealing with what must be dealt
    Bending in the flow where it is necessary
    Standing up for something or someone you care in support
    Steering through the crisis that show up without notice

    As simple as they appear, they still feed back to each other. I feel strongly that deep observation shall reveal a hidden pattern. Just consider or watch a group of people following them and notice new patterns emerging. This buzz is worthy of sharing.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    the difficulty is to be free as much as you can stand to be .....
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #2 Certainly true @ debashish majumder .Thank you for your concurring thoughts as well .
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 @ Max J Carter Appreciate the mention. Thank you.
    debasish majumder
    16/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    yes, we are born free! but, an abstract cage, as per your apt metaphor, we are sadly being incarcerated! lovely insight @Savvy Raj! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #1 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    The cage is a great metaphor for it.
  2. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    You're only as good as you prepare to be
    You're only as good as you prepare to beI can't tell you how many times while working with my dad off and on over the 20 years he was considered to be one of the best contractors in Chico, that he told me the results are in your prep work.When I say I am a master nutritive it is because I...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    17/02/2017 #8 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #7 Majick is in your words and it starts with how you talk about yourself.

    The Majick is in all of us and it is as what the word abracadabra literally means. I create as I speak.
    Rami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    17/02/2017 #7 Rami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    Pass some majik my way some time dude.
    Rami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    17/02/2017 #6 Rami Apachi Sundari Fattal
    Third paragraph down is a nice reminder that anyone can take control of a situation if they see fit. But then again, if you're not intuitive then you miss out on the opportunities that come around from being quicker to realize the truth.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    17/02/2017 #5 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #4 Thank you @Pascal Derrien and yes it actually helps to think about as programming yourself. Setting the parameters for what information is fed up to the conscious mind from the subconscious and why. Think of the conscious mind as the desk top and your subconscious as the operating system and you are basically tweaking the operating system for better desk top interface efficiency.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    can we think about intuition in a programatic approach, ti sounds like counter...intutitive :-) ? I dont know if the accumulation of experience can be formalized ?

    Good one mister @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 thank you, btw preparation reminds me a lot of tigers , owls and yes i want to see a beaver someday :)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    17/02/2017 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #1 Thank you my fiend @Devesh Bhatt
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Preparation is gaining ability and/or losing the spoilers.

    It also motivates to realise the ability, after all the effort, their is enough conviction to see things through.

    Nice buzz , a good reminder of the essence.
  3. Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    13/02/2017 #4 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #3 Me too.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    13/02/2017 #3 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Unfortunately, MS is incurable and there is only one outcome. I hope the discrimination ends.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    13/02/2017 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #1 You shouldn't have to.

    I pray that ends for you.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    13/02/2017 #1 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    I have Multiple Sclerosis. My son and I went to the store two days ago, and the register clerk watched with a strange look on his face as I struggled to manipulate the change and receipt he handed me. I had to explain I was crippled. Why oh why do I have to explain?
  4. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee
  5. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    By Ivette K. Caballero
    Milos Djukic
    The Amazing Force of Forgiveness
    www.linkedin.com Some offenses may not be as easy to forgive, though the sooner we forgive someone, the better it is for us. When we decide to forgive others,...
  6. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Open Minds Vs.  Closed Minds- which is better?
    Open Minds Vs. Closed Minds- which is better?The questions that occupy my day are considering open vs. closed situations. Examples include: Do you prefer open-minded or closed-minded people? Do you opt for open systems, closed systems or both? Example: Windows vs. Apple Do you...


    Ali Anani
    21/03/2017 #109 Ali Anani
    #108 And your mind is reacting nicely @Harish Daniel
    Harish Daniel
    21/03/2017 #108 Harish Daniel
    Thanks for sharing @Ali Anani
    I believe based on the situation our mind will react.
    Terrance Upham
    23/02/2017 #107 Terrance Upham
    Open mind an free your imprisoned soul.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    20/02/2017 #106 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Regarding thermostat-like managers/leaders: You can take this from the standpoint that a thermostat can produce heat (when you raise it higher) and cool when you turn it lower. Thus a leader or manager could be one moment hot (ready to share with employees), the next cold (distancing themselves from employees. If the thermostat method is the one a leader/manager employs, the group or department will be like spinning tops - one minute required to complete one project and the next moving on to another. In short, nothing ever is actually completed nor do they make any positive headway. Once again thank you for an interesting share my friend.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #105 Ali Anani
    #104 My dear friend and author @Edward Lewellen- first- it is my genuine pleasure to read your comments again. I hope your health is great as much as your brainy ideas are. Your example of open offices reflects on a real life experience and I share your point of view entirely. Yes, sometimes when we have only two choices we rush into selecting one without considering consequences, as your story example pointed out. I wrote in a later buzz that having choices may generate new choices. You again revealed a great example. You mentioned introverts started building walls of books.
    You enrich my my mind my friend.
    Edward Lewellen
    15/02/2017 #104 Edward Lewellen
    My dear friend, @AliAnani, your ongoing use of nature to teach inspires awe of creation! You correctly write that we quickly jump to this binary decision, open or closed. I found myself doing exactly that! As in most things, to make a generalization of "all" or "none" seems to find exceptions to the rule. I recently became aware of a company that went to an open-space environment for most of their people. The executives thought, as you pointed out, that it would increase interaction, response time, camaraderie, etc. The executive I was speaking with asked me, "Do you know what happened?" I said, "let me get my crystal ball out and tell you. The people who are Extroverts loved it. They ended up engaging with each other more than before and wasting more time than before. The people who are Introverts started building walls for themselves with books, file hangers, pretty much anything they could find." His jaw dropped and he said I have pinpoint accuracy of the reactions from the employees. Unfortunately, executives have what they think is a great idea and then they generalize it into "one size fits all". People are too variable to make something good for all the people all the time.
    Ali Anani
    03/02/2017 #103 Ali Anani
    #102 I thank you @James Olcott and you are a mind reader. My post of today discusses choices and I wonder what you think
    James Olcott
    03/02/2017 #102 James Olcott
    It's important not to be "automatically" open or closed when presented with a choice. Your intuition should provide guidance for the appropriate orientation to make choices that emphasize grace and beauty.
    Ali Anani
    02/02/2017 #101 Ali Anani
    Dear @Netta Virtanen- you are truly one of my main discoveries on beBee. I love your writing and so a comment from you weighs a lot for me. I appreciate greatly your support and encouragement.
    Netta Virtanen
    02/02/2017 #100 Netta Virtanen
    Interesting buzz, it leaves the reader to ponder and think. Well written and thought out Ali.
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #99 Ali Anani
    #97 I published the buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici. I wonder if it would be to your taste!
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #98 Ali Anani
    #97 Very true @Sara Jacobovici. Strikingly, you wrote this comment while I am writing a buzz on focus or not? Two choices that sound easy to select from. In reality, the choice isn't easy. You keep reading my mind.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/01/2017 #97 Sara Jacobovici
    #95 Thank you to @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to your comment @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I appreciate you saying that being open to one perspective does not close you to the existence of another. I like the way Dr. Ali worded it by saying that "open and close coexist." Maybe making a choice is often difficult when someone can not imagine being able to hold both that which has been chosen and that which was not.
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #96 Ali Anani
    #95 You never amaze me with your sharpness @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I enjoyed your comment immensely. Your writing "I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present". So, open and close coexist. You are a pioneer in your thinking and your observation that hugging was accompanied with hate in some comments is the proof.
    Because of @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on similar issues I invite her to read your comment Donna. I have no doubt dear Sara shall enjoy reading it.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    31/01/2017 #95 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Well I guess because I snore I will prefer open, Hahaha.. Quite an interesting topic. I will relate open and closed to choices and how we share our point of view. If I am open to sharing good thoughts and kindness, I can't be closed off from the fact that bad, negative, and hate exist. For one to be highlighted the other must be present. I shared a post on hugs and was surprised that it could elicit hate in some comments. Yet, there I was looking at the thoughts of another. I'm okay with choices once it does not become abusive or obscene. Thus by all means keep your mouth closed when sleeping, but I'll keep snoring with mine open and give you some earplugs ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Much food for thought @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #94 Ali Anani
    Thank you dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your sharing the buzz.
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #93 Ali Anani
    #92 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher- My mouth is open with amazement because of your concise comment. Thank you
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/01/2017 #92 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I prefer a person with an open mind, a mouth that stays closed when it's unnecessary to open it and closed mouth during sleep ;-) Great questions @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    31/01/2017 #91 Ali Anani
    #90 SMiling morning for me because of your sweet comment @Mohammed A. Jawad. Thank you
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/01/2017 #90 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, frankness is such a fine element, but where wisdom is widely wanted, either you've to be tactical or mum.
  7. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Human One Point O
    Human One Point O Have you heard about the Mars One Project `` Mars One plans to establish the first human settlement on Mars by April 2023? The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will...


    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 thanks @Neil Smith indeed indeed ....... :-(
    Neil Smith
    02/02/2017 #28 Neil Smith
    #23 In fact Pascal I would say that "common sense" is a long way from being all that common.
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #27 Aleta Curry
    #26 I see the system stripped out my HTML and that last sentence didn't make a great deal of sense. It's supposed to have a < / rant >, but you all get the idea!
    Pascal Derrien
    29/01/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Aleta Curry :-) what else can I say now :-)
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    What an eerily-evocative photograph!

    See, just reading the opening paragraph, there I was all ready to start with my 'stop with the cosmic gaseous emission pollution and leave people who are bigger and badder than we are alone ain't you people ever heard of The Borg?' spiel. But this isn't about that. before it's begun! :D

    Thanks for another thought-provoking piece, @Pascal Derrien.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #24 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #22 The Martian's would welcome us because we will arrive with solutions to overcome their global warming issue, it is the Venusian's that they are dead scared of. They did not even try to explore Earth or Mars before global warming turned Venus into a brimstone planet. http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/06/-venus-and-mars-hold-priceless-climate-change-warnings-for-earth-todays-most-popular.html

    Alas the Martians are no more, so Mars is simply the planetary equivalent of early settlement Australia, we can place all the personal branding people that Douglas N. Adams once designed the B-Ark for. This time we will keep the prisoners though as prison workers.

    B-Ark - Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #20 that would make sense @Donna-Luisa Eversley but common sense is a devalued currency at the moment :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit history is full of those examples indeed, a few good individuals always give hope and light but is it enough to warrant us a mandate to disturb the martians :-)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    28/01/2017 #21 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Human beings in jam jars - that is actually where civilization is in terms of how evolved it really is. The good news is that we are still evolving, the bad news is that it is not fast enough. The most amazing people are those who invited refugee's into their own homes - but that is the road lesser traveled. We only know where we are on this issue, when the territory is our own home. Empathy at our own individual door step has a different face than when a government takes responsibility for it. Remember Bablyon was in Iraq and the Rastafarians keep singing about the fate of Bablyon as a allegory for the United States. Empires rise, empires fall. We don't need to go to Mars, for the way humanity is proceeding, it seems they want Earth to look like Mars.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/01/2017 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Maybe humans need to figure out how to live together on earth before taking a self destructive journey elsewhere. Hmm... Good mental stimulation @Pascal Derrien
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #12 Well said Pascal! I hope our Congress grows a set, they are going to need to stand up in a bipartisan manner to this Prez.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #3 Indeed @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman the comment was right on the button , thank you for saying so. :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #4 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Europe is not homogeneous in its views and obviously culture that makes it difficult and exciting at the same time :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks @Dean Owen I am trying to park (if feasible) the political aspect and focus on the people aspect of the mass exodus, on Germany and o her countries I think we enough boats to rescue most from this morale titanic fiasco :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #6 @Ken Boddie , Bob knew a few things, I think we know them too but we aren't learning :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #7 exactly @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt what an interesting paradox I thought too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #8 the new US admin will be tested very soon beyond the bravado when reality will impose it self on the policy makers, isolationism will need nowhere @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Pascal Derrien
    28/01/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #10 @Aurorasa Sima, Germany has shown leadership and humanity at a time of great crisis, now they getting the flack from the populists and Pediga but it was the right thing to do in my opinion they set the bar for the other countries
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I forget to add the link from where I drew the info/stats in my comment below: http://time.com/4116619/syrian-refugees-screening-process/
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/01/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This *Was* the US policy for refugees- Among those who pass background checks, a small percentage are referred for overseas resettlement based on criteria designed to determine the most vulnerable cases. This group may include survivors of torture, victims of sexual violence, targets of political persecution, the medically needy, families with multiple children and a female head of household. How long does the whole process take?
    Eighteen to 24 months on average.
    So even after the torture, rape and more it still takes up to 2 yrs for the process to be completed. Now, we have a new Prez who just put a halt on helping those who will probably die if they don't get refuge in another country.
    If there is a God, it would be 'one world,' not 'Countries' that are defined by borders, distance and Men.
  8. Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    NASA Just Made All the Scientific Research It Funds Available for Free
    www.sciencealert.com NASA just announced that any published research funded by the space agency will now be available at no cost, launching a new public web portal that anybody can...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    27/01/2017 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #1 Knew you would dig this one.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this here, Max, most appreciated!
  9. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and Shamed
    When Anxiety Persists Too Long- Depression Follows: People Feel So Alone and ShamedIt's not fun when you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, it's with you 24/7. Left untreated it can lead to Clinical Depression. I will share some facts and what feels like a dismal story, looking for that happy ending! ย Many times the person...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #40 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #38 Thanks @Steve Brady, I think in many circumstances there are always bits and pieces others can relate to, agree! :)
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #15 Sorry Lisa, I keep forgetting a vital symbol!
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Steve Brady
    26/01/2017 #38 Steve Brady
    #15 @Lisa Gallagher Thank you so much for the encouragement in your reply to my reply to your buzz, Lisa. As many of your commenters have alluded to, it's often unhelpful to compare suffering between individuals. However, I find there is an implicit understanding among those who have struggled with similar debilitating conditions. Thank you for your PM offer. It's very kind of you. Yours in peace and healing, Steve
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #37 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #34 @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams, I believe that you did grieve differently. I have 4 siblings and each one of us has grieved differently too. I feel bad for my step dad because he still lives in the big home that he and my mom built together, much of it done by them! I'm glad you were able to start sleeping normally again. Your brain must have held onto that time (1:30) and because of grief, it would wake you up. Laughter is so good for the soul and I can tell you, that's one thing I haven't done enough of in a long time. Maybe I need to make a few new friends that aren't so serious... I have some great friends who are wonderful people but also have a fantastic sense of humor but we don't live close enough to get together often. I think there is a lot to be said about laughter, not taking life too serious, people who don't take themselves too serious along with some (not speaking of anyone on here) who just need to lighten up, period. Thanks Fatima, your such a kind person and I appreciate your sincere thoughts and sharing your story too!
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #36 Bernard Poulin
    Excellent article,
    by the way.
    Bernard Poulin
    25/01/2017 #35 Bernard Poulin
    We live in difficult times. On the side of mental health sufferers, they/we are living in an environment which both encourages everyone to "have problems", we provide "meds" to counter those (but not really, since maintaining problems is a growth industry) - while victimhood status is encouraged as a state of mind. Discouragement has become the norm and belittling an individual's capacity to function "despite" is more common than should be. What is most difficult is defining who actually is suffering from mental health issues when mental illness has been "normalized" so that everyone can be a part of the times. I cringe for those who really are suffering from mental health issues. They're the ones we should be paying attention to rather than to those who suck up all the air in a room "jus cause". Over all , universal general health seems down and out for the count. We are a depressed time and this is due to the environment which is far from being the supportive ambiance individuals and families once had "way back when". We talk a good talk today about everyone being creative and wondrously artistic and thriving (in our own minds?) yet so many articles are being written in social media about depression and sadness and discouragement and so few out there are able "to deal with" someone's real dilemma. From the very young to elders, failure has become a catch-phrase. Grad students are afraid of admitting let alone actually "suffering" failures. And when and if this experience occurs. . . - as stated in this article - no one is around to help in picking up the pieces. We have a long way to go. . . . before being honestly caring and providing an environment which both nurtures and breathes good mental health - ours. . . and that of others.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    25/01/2017 #34 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher I dislike it when some people behave when they act as if they care or say that they understand one's pain. No-one can understand the way one feels but rather may have the experience of a similar incident with a different kind of feeling / pain. No two person's pain is the same. The pain I had and my mom had, when we lost my DAD were two different types of pain. We grieved differently . I remember not being able to sleep at the exact time that my DAD had passed for nearly two months. When 1.30 am arrived each morning I would get all worked up and I could say it was perhaps anxiety or a kind of depression I didn't know that such things until a few years ago. It took me about 2 months to start sleeping normally , led me to resign my job as it lacked the liveliness I needed at that point , go on holidays with my mom and sisters to places in the country side laugh, laugh and laugh at silly things until we could cry no - more. All of which turned out in my favour today as I have learnt so much as a result of such experiences.
    As I mentioned once to you and I hope you won't forget that "You are a champion" dear Lisa and you will thrive anywhere like you do here on beBee. Nothing or noone nor this anxiety can bring you down, they are mere speed breakers that slow you down. The race track is yours and your in the driver seat what more do you want Keep racing on :) :) Hugs to you .
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #33 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #28 Hi @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven, I can't imagine the depths of depression you experienced after the loss of your brother and to have your seizures increase too, wow! I would imagine a major event/stress can cause epileptic seizures to increase? You made such a great point Preston, 'surrounding yourself with others who had dreams and hope, which you lacked at the time." Maybe that's what gave me the courage to post such a personal buzz on beBee because I do feel safe, it is a positive environment and it's helpful to release certain emotions via writing and by talking to others who are such positive forces like you and others who posted on here! Thank you so much and I'm sorry you endured such a difficult loss.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #32 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #27 Thank you @Max Carter and best wishes to you :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #26 Hi @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr, I love that quote and it's the first time I've heard it. I will have to remember that. I'm glad it works for you too or you would have never finished that book which, btw... I'm half way through. I'd be done already but I put books on the side burner until my concentration level returns. I wish I could just go catch it lol. Thanks Don and hope your doing well1
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 So nicely put @Ali Anani, yes my heart will smile again! :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 I hope you do yourself a favor and just stay clear of her, your too kind of a person to be treated in that manner. Self care, remember how important that is @Cyndi wilkins
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    25/01/2017 #28 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I love your buzz and thanks for your testimony. I, myself, went through a similar trial during my early twenties when I lost my brother and I began having more severe seizures from my epilepsy. Yet, what help me overcome my trial was surrounding myself with others who had dreams and hope, which I lacked at the time. I didn't want to do this, yet an associate invited me.
    I really wanted to know why these "dreamers" could always have a smile even when a tragedy happened in their life. This is one reason I enjoy positive groups like beBee. It is a group of people I see Dreams and Hope in their writing and posts. It reminds me of my how I got out of my depression. @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher your story is still moving forward today. Thanks.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    25/01/2017 #27 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    The biggest compliment I could give you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for this buzz is I put in my own hive that I use when I need to review stuff for myself in times of feeling out of direction. Brilliantly done.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    24/01/2017 #26 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher as William Styron wrote, "Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people." Works for me. A brave piece to keep the discussion open and active. Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    24/01/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    Dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher- there is nothing that I may add to your very thoughtful buzz. You live the experience and your words are alive describing anxiety disorder. I only know that with such clear understanding of this disorder that all fake smiles shall disappear and then your hearty smile shall surface out. Only I hope soonest.
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/01/2017 #24 Cyndi wilkins
    Yep...She's like a vampire in the energy department...Bingo on the personality disorder too...An "all about me" type you know? It's like a Jekyll and Hyde effect...One minute she'll give you the shirt off her back...But it comes at a very heavy price...Perhaps your sanity?? I've definitely been chucked under that bus...LOL! My anger spilled over with the whole "I have anorexia" scheme...Took her to the best doctors in Boston and she snubbed them because they were not fooled by her antics...Sad really. She has everything...Money, houses, friends (the ones she can still manipulate) and her health...which she put in jeopardy when she starved herself. I do believe there is an underlying mental illness there...you don't binge and purge without reason. I just don't have the energy for people who stay in denial and won't help themselves...Sometimes you just have to let them go. Thanks @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...For shedding light on this.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/01/2017 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #21 Hi @Cyndi wilkins, after reading that I feel cured (just joking to make light of the seriousness of your friends condition). Wow, I've never heard of an illness like that, I wonder what the term is? It sounds like she's sucking the energy out of you and you don't need that right now... or ever. One thing that did enlighten me through counseling, I have allowed others for way too long to take advantage of me and drain me because I didn't want to hurt their feelings. I have been letting go of toxic relationships. My anger spilled out this year and I'm sure grief played a large role. In some ways I have to thank grief for it because it opened my eyes to others and myself a bit more. Maybe your friend is more than you need to deal with and she needs to get extreme help from professionals? It almost sounds like she has a personality disorder too which can't be fixed. I'm sorry that happened to you. You need positive people around you that are going to care about YOUR feelings!! Hugs Cyndi, so many ups/downs after the loss of a loved one, don't allow her to intrude on your own healing.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/01/2017 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #20 Thanks @Rod Loader! Ditto, my friend :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/01/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher ...I am absolutely not going to say, "I know how you feel." I am just going to comment that I know where you are...Big difference. Grief hugely exacerbates underlying conditions...but is certainly not their cause. Grief is a natural process of our being...Trauma however, is not...nor is chemical imbalance in the brain. The "invisible invasion" I like to call it... Your advantage to the situation is your AWARENESS...Many stay locked away in denial...mostly because of this terrible stigma attached to mental illness. I had an experience with a close friend recently in the aftermath of my dad's passing...This friend of mine suffers from a condition that resembles Munchausen Syndrome...whereas she is constantly adopting the "conditions" of others that she sees are drawing them sympathetic attention....Most recently of course would be Dementia...A condition my dad suffered toward the end of his life that caused me to focus my total attention on him. She always seems quite put off when she is not the center of attention...in the past, she went so far as to starve herself and lose 22 pounds in the process.She and I went to a play the other day...Something I have not been able to do for quite some time.I was a bit late picking her up and she snapped at me a little when she got in the car. She said she had been waiting a long time for me and was getting nervous that I wasn't going to show...BTW...I've NEVER ditched anyone like that...But she pulls that shit ALL the time! Like it's ok 'cause she has dementia now right? I tell her I'm sorry but I got held up on the phone...She says, "Well, at least you can't blame your father anymore," WTF??? I was so pissed off I said, "Neither can you...So cut the shit!"
  10. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    A Shaman's view on the simplicity of Synchronicity and the secret formula to life
    A Shaman's view on the simplicity of Synchronicity and the secret formula to lifeI have this discussion nearly daily in my life in various places with a wide range of faces.ย As a Shaman it's part of me doing my job to understand stuff like this that serves very little real purpose other than teaching it to other people so they...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    30/01/2017 #18 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #16 Part 2 Part of our evolution is the evolution of thought that says no one has authority or the right to it. We all share the responsibility for the now we find ourselves in.

    The only constant and predictable thing in life the universe and most things is change.

    Existence is change and change is existence.

    Those who refuse to evolve in their thinking will die out an those whose thinking is evolved by birth will be what is left if we don't destroy ourselves first because we hold on to history in order to validate violence and excluding people from places because they don't measure up to the historical measurement of what it takes to be valued.

    The great part is the numbers are on the side of the evolving and evolved no matter if anyone likes it or not. Simple facts of the now we live in as it goes as it flows.

    I agree too many reflect the history that is projected upon them to to tell them who they are and what structure they should have in life.

    I am not sure what your approach is. Mine is to teach them they do have the right and the power to create a life structure that is there even though it might look like others.

    Bruce Lee "Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own" has become a way of life on the instinctual level versus the learned level.

    The past is either a prison or a lesson of what not to do has been my experience based on the emotional value we attach to it. History repeats itself until changed is a Karmic Law of Existence.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    30/01/2017 #17 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #16 Part 1 Harvey it is all too frequent those who need that change that I come across don't see it in themselves. The reactions and responses some of my writing gets has shown me that as well as people I have met my entire life.

    It is similar what we do only different tactics would be my estimation.

    People fail to realize they are able to create structure for themselves and are not bound by what society has determined that structure should be.

    The problem is that some have bought into the idea of authority and for centuries this idea has been what we have used to determine who gets to create the structure for us.

    The factual actual is that we all create it through every word we speak. Happens to be how it actually works hence the 100th monkey effect. An effect that is playing out in a massive way across our world in the now as the history is being challenged daily and changes in the structure are going against the idea of authority with fearlessness in the open challenging of any authority anyone thinks they have regardless of what any history says.

    It is an attitude brought on by evolution as if we look around at what the idea of authority has brought or now to is the brink of global destruction and the destruction of our species.

    This is why we are experiencing the genetic jump that we are going through and why it is easier for me to have peer discussions with people much younger than me than it is with people my own age or older who are holding on to history.
    Harvey Lloyd
    30/01/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    #8 Your discussion here as we enter this new phase of the world is a valid vision of self responsibility. The scope of my past is not the path of my future. The past tends to design filters that we see through in to our future. I believe, if i am interpreting a lot of what you discuss here, this is what you write about. When we recognize these filters and begin their disassembly a whole new world enters our existence.

    Folks need their world to be rational and predictable. Filters help us keep the corners square. They also have side affects. We cant see beyond the corners. But time makes us see those who were able to see beyond and now we feel left out or compromised. The cycle continues.

    The structure of our mind is a creation. If we created it we can create a different design. I find that so many live with the original design and are unwilling to open up to new beginnings. Tragic in one sense, but also very simple and easy to stay the course. Folks like their tidy little predictable world. (I do not speak here to moral values but those thoughts/actions of expansion.)

    The one thing i believe we do share in our thoughts is a responsibility for self. So many i encounter are a product of their reflection by others. I find this a very challenging aspect of existence. Especially when you are part of the same team. Even more challenging is attempting to show these individuals how much it is hurting their pursuit of happiness and their professional careers.

    In most of your writings you are working with folks who have come to a conclusion they need change. In my area of concern i am working with folks who need change but don't know it yet. (This is not a statement of arrogance but one of understanding that experience of others can be a help in seeing things differently.) Thanks for the tag, interesting stuff, @Max J. Carter and congrats on the Ambassador designation.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/01/2017 #15 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #13 Reminds me of the old saying. If you want to write, read.

    Seems here you have shown Sara that if you want to play music, listen to it.

    I guess maybe in life we could say if you want to grow plant some seeds of your own and see what they grow into?

    Though in my own study and with my view not as a Shaman but also as a Conduit the myth of time was explained to me to be a myth by wisdom as old as existence and that all that exists is now in infinite space. It is also listed as a Karmic Law of Existence.

    We use time to create a structure for our minds to accept the reality we are in and to forget it all exists now so that we can hold onto meaning and emotion in the form of memory and the idea of history and to allow ourselves to give into fear in worrying over what might be to come as the now ever unfolds has been the Shamanic teachings that I have studied and use in my own life.

    I often find myself enjoying your explorations @Sara Jacobovici and thank you for giving your energy to exploring this one.
    Ali Anani
    29/01/2017 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 What a lovely quote from your late father dear @Sara Jacobovici "My father, of blessed memory, used to look at a piano in awe and say; this wooden box filled with strings, hammers and a keyboard is available to everyone, yet in the hands of a Beethoven music is produced. We're all given a "piano", a life to play...". A lesson for us all to learn his wisdom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/01/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    I appreciate @Ali Anani for bringing my attention to your buzz @Max J. Carter. You have a wonderful ability to hold many concepts and weave them in a way which produces your unique tapestry. I share your interest in time and synchronicity, which is a form of time, in psychology, spirituality and philosophy, and as such was very interested in reading your post and the comments that ensued.

    My father, of blessed memory, used to look at a piano in awe and say; this wooden box filled with strings, hammers and a keyboard is available to everyone, yet in the hands of a Beethoven music is produced. We're all given a "piano", a life to play, with the same materials as everyone else; we all make our own music or noise, sometimes it sounds better than other times. Personally, I love listening to the music created by others and grateful for the opportunity to figure out how to create my own.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/01/2017 #12 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #11 Thank you @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    29/01/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #10 You reflect perfectly well of what I think of your philosophy in life @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter. Yes, you go beyond the accepted norms.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/01/2017 #10 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #9 Thank you @Ali Anani my friend and thank you for sharing this buzz.

    I find if one is not challenging the status quo one is not pushing oneself to grow beyond the accepted into the realm of the forgotten that too often gets called new by mistake.

    Growth happens outside our comfort zones an is on the other side of fear the dark mirror of love that has us thinking of what might happen to us instead of thinking what could happen for all of us.

    Part of my Shamanic teachings that I use for daily life.
    Ali Anani
    29/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    #8 You do have a novel philosophy in life @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter. It may be different or even contradicting to some prevailing understandings, but you have a good reason.
    You attracted my mind immensely by writing "Synchronicity is two or more people arriving to the same location for an event.
    Time is a figment of our imagination and we created it to log our memories and understand why it gets dark and light and why the weather changes. All that exists is now"
    I experienced synchronicity twice today. First, as I was tagging @Sara Jacobovici to a comment I found myself reading her response to the same comment.
    Later, I was mentioning the name of @Donna-Luisa Eversley in a comment and ops... she was commenting.
    We were at the same place at the same time.
    Your writing about time is challenging and I enjoyed your reflections. However; I would rather leave a space for dear @Sara Jacobovici to respond for she published recently a very comprehensive post on time. I am like you eager to read her response. Shared
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/01/2017 #8 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    @Ali Anani @Harvey Lloyd @Sara Jacobovici

    Would love your thoughts on this one.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    20/01/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #5 most welcome @Max J. Carter, you do so much good every day here on beBee!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    19/01/2017 #6 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #4 Correct as usual @Ian Weinberg and is being ignored by the usual suspects in this community I often upset with pieces such as this.

    They miss out on growth and understanding and everyone else gets it. No skin off my nose.

    Thank you Ian as in seeing how you do similar with what you write from time to time it's reassuring to know I am not alone.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    19/01/2017 #5 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #3 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Ian Weinberg
    19/01/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Some profound wisdom here @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter Your unfettered tapping of source truths however will not be appreciated by the fearful amongst us that need to control and maintain non-evolutionary values. But you knew that already ...
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    19/01/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    enriching views, thanks for sharing @Max J. Carter
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    19/01/2017 #2 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #1 It could be that you have created such a niche that there are limited reflections.

    One can only let everything go for moment however to live life we have to have a desire to do so or you sit in a state of meditation and do nothing such as the monk they found dead who died meditating. The only desire to be in a state of peace which led to his death.

    The emotional attachments we allow by saying we care about this or that is what defines who we are and this is where our self talk comes into play.

    I love this.

    I hate that.

    I love this about me.

    I always do this.

    Change the way one talks about one and it changes the behavior from the inside outward into one's ever refining projection of self.

    When we are unsure of ourselves others can feel that too though they may not be consciously aware of it.

    Build one's self talk around the things one is confident about in one and set the intent to be of service in what one does and create one's parameters for what that is.

    Talking about it outside to oneself sends the signal worldwide and can feel as though some magical thing happens when we see the results pop up in life however all that happened was synchronicity based on our projected self.

    It always responds to what is behind the mask not what one is wearing as a mask.

    Faking it until one makes it only goes so far until one needs to able to back it up from the core as a singular unified expression of self unified in mind body and spirit.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    19/01/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I am confused. Certainly an outcome of this moment in time, but desiring is not letting everything go. Most of my fuck ups have been in desiring too intensely, too urgently, or too mindlessly.

    To define the term as I currently think I am using it, desire is the opposite of being content. Desire the noun, the concept feels open and less ego-driven than desire the verb, which feels to me like locking into one narrow path that leads to disappointment when the desired outcome does not manifest, which, given the multitude of the universe makes any one given desire rather unlikely to occur.

    I am having trouble being effective.

    I am having trouble being effective in intersecting people & stuff in the world what would reflect what I believe about what I can do. Which is anything. And what I mean is that I feel nothing but obstacles at defining what i do, because it feels like no matter what I say it will be a step away from what the world needs me to do.

    But by being vague and content, I am slipping backwards in a rather scary manner, away from what I seek.
  11. Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    TESLA had a wireless link with GOD ? Under the cosmic white noise floor kT ? CDMA based or what ?
    www.linkedin.com Nikola also invented the concept of a cell phone : In the silence of white noise cosmic energy he was communicating with the brain of the universe : As explained in : God : Real for Einstein but...
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    Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It could be in your genes -- ScienceDaily
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    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Social cognition in social anxiety: first evidence for increased empathic abilities. - PubMed - NCBI
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci....
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    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Science supports sensitive people are empaths | Wendy Wolfe
    wendywolfe.com My relationship with science is an interesting one.ย  Since I was a child Iโ€™ve loved science with a natural curiosity about what makes our world and all her creatures hum.ย  In the fifth grade I won a first place...
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    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    What Is An Empath?
    ed.ted.com This is a question more and more people are asking, what is an empath? In basic terms it's a self described "highly sensitive person." Empaths are people who for whatever reason are extremely sensitive to the energy of other people, things and...
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    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    You're Not an Alien, You're an Empath | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com I lived almost 40 years of my life thinking I was an alien. I always felt like I didn't belong. I strived to be normal, especially in my teens and early...
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    We Must Learn How to Talk about Science--Fast
    blogs.scientificamerican.com Better explanations and more facts donโ€™t lead to understanding, so communicatorsย need research to figure out what actually...


    Gerald Hecht
    15/01/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Milos Djukic you are most welcome; better to light a single candle...etc.
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    15/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks @Gerald Hecht, my friend.
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    15/01/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic shared!
  18. Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    "Creating more Sexual Intimacy w/Dr Stacy Friedman"

    WED, 1/18, 8pm PST

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    Do you want more sexual intimacy in your life whether it's just for yourself or with a partner- but don't know how?

    Well don't despair, the good news is Dr Stacy Friedman joins the show today to share her knowledge and some tools to help you along your journey. What you'll love about her is the fun and positive approach Dr Stacy takes when helping educate others in finding and creating their passion as well!

    Dr Stacy Friedman is a Clinical Sexologist and Certified Sex Coach having received her Doctorate in Human Sexuality and obtaining her Masters in Clinical Sexology. She also has her BA in Psychology along with being a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Sonographer. Dr Stacy's coaching is designed to work with women and men of any sexual orientation or gender to address their concerns about sexuality, sexual function, and sexual expression.

    To learn more about Dr Stacy's services or connect with her, visit:

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    "Creating more Sexual Intimacy w/Dr Stacy Friedman"

    WED, 1/18, 8pm PST

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    Do you want more sexual intimacy in your life whether it's just for yourself or with a partner- but don't know how?

    Well don't despair, the good news is Dr Stacy Friedman joins the show today to share her knowledge and some tools to help you along your journey. What you'll love about her is the fun and positive approach Dr Stacy takes when helping educate others in finding and creating their passion as well!

    Dr Stacy Friedman is a Clinical Sexologist and Certified Sex Coach having received her Doctorate in Human Sexuality and obtaining her Masters in Clinical Sexology. She also has her BA in Psychology along with being a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Sonographer. Dr Stacy's coaching is designed to work with women and men of any sexual orientation or gender to address their concerns about sexuality, sexual function, and sexual expression.

    To learn more about Dr Stacy's services or connect with her, visit:

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  20. Producerjesse kaellis

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    The God you refuse to define
    The God you refuse to defineIf you're not buying we're even because I'm not selling. There was just something about the avowed arrogance of smug know it all atheists that led me to crank this piece out.ย This piece originallyย appeared on an online forum about the existence of...


    Rod Loader
    24/01/2017 #34 Rod Loader
    Thanks for sharing openly and honestly @jesse kaellis. As a Christian, I can relate to a lot of what you said. The wonderful thing, when you look at true Christianity rather than the religion, is the acceptance Gad has for us. He doesn't call us "dirty sinners", instead he says, "My Son has already died for your sins. Come to me and be loved." If you're interested read Colossians 2:11 - 3:11. If you don't have a bible, and would like to read it, I can post the section in the comments.
    jesse kaellis
    16/01/2017 #33 jesse kaellis
    Dear readers, I'm not responsible for your reading my essays and getting all butt hurt by them. Don't fucking read them. Nobody is holding a gun to your head. This is not a democracy and if you piss ME off; I'll delete and your rants and mute you. I never said that I was tolerant. I'm not Mother Thersa. I don't give a shit what religion did to your people. Start a movement. Do whatever you need to do, but do it somewhere else other than my postings.
    jesse kaellis
    16/01/2017 #32 jesse kaellis
    I'm not even going to engage with you. Remember -- I'm not selling. If other people share my perceptions; no that doesn't comfort me. I don't need that. I DID say that this is a hot button issue. You've had your rant, and there you go. I'll leave it up. I don't want to engage with angry people. And I don't have to.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    16/01/2017 #31 Joris Plaatstaal
    #17 "I reject the opinion that religion is the bane of mankind, Joris."

    And you are not alone. That should comfort you and them.

    Explain to us, the wondering souls, what religion brought us. Explain why this world, we live in, is so great. Explain why there was the urge to burn 'witches' and torture free minded beings. Explain the cut-throat idiots of that other religion.

    Explain why society is what it is and always have been.

    In the old days we worshiped a goddess, the bringer of life. And even then that whole concept was mutilated by eager to gain power psychopaths.

    The old religions are gone. We have new religions now. The new God is the "I". The me. And the myself.

    Gain money, gain power, gain luxury.

    You are free to reject all you want.

    I am free to embrace all I want. And so I do. I embrace my goddess of life. My goddess I just invented, just as Jaweh, Allah, Jupiter, Odin, Wodan, Buddha, Shiva, Kokopelli and all the others I forgot might be just invented too.

    I do not reject religion. I do see what it brought society. Look around and see.

    " I know for a fact that it has been the hallmark of my people's survival and contribution over the millennium." That's great, but I have a people too. Religion did the opposite for them.
    jesse kaellis
    15/01/2017 #30 jesse kaellis
    I'll repost this fragment of a small piece I once wrote, Praveen. Other people may believe that there is no God and that we have a built-in moral compass. That we will automatically do right. I don't believe that having seen the opposite and having not been raised at all. It took me many years as an adult to find my values. MY VALUES. Each to their own. As long as you don't hurt other people. It took me years of sobriety before I realized that my use of narcotics was supporting a death industry. So? Can you get through life without incurring Karma? Not likely, but you will have the choice to work it off in the cycle of lives.

    A soundless voice
    I was proselytized in Vegas in 1993. I was just trying to be polite and get rid of the guy. He asked me to say the sinnerโ€™s prayer. To ask Jesus for forgiveness and I started to follow him, I was repeating his words and something happened, and I broke before God, and I started sobbing, and I am crying now because this is eternal and timeless.

    I mean at this point in my life -- a town like Vegas. I was a dice dealer and out of work. I was close to a full-blown crack addiction. I was looking at suicide as a logical response to the existential dilemma of the fundamental meaninglessness of my life.

    Because without God, life means nothing. To live? For me? It wasn't remotely worth it. And all the crack in Las Vegas couldn't kill my pain, all the drugs, and booze.
    jesse kaellis
    15/01/2017 #29 jesse kaellis
    Regards Hunter Thompson, I once wrote a rebuttal about his suicide and the way he did it. When I was in Mexico recovering from my spinal surgery I understood for the first time why people would commit suicide because of catastrophic pain. Maybe I'll post that here if it fits. I like your take on dreams, Mohammed. I've had more than a few dreams that were too real, too much in real time to be mere dreams. The piece below is a harsh judgment. They frown on suicide over "there" from what I understand.
    Yes, Hunter was a disappointment. He painted himself into a corner. He created a monster, and he didn't have the fortitude to step back or let go.
    He was surrounded by enablers, who put on a shameful display at his funeral service.
    I'm thinking particularly of Johnny Depp here.
    But guess what? Regarding his killing himself with his son and his daughter-in-law in the house, and with his wife on the phone; there is nobody more self-centered and selfish than a drug addict.
    Mailer was seduced by celebrity and Hemingway as well. All successful writers are vulnerable. They become parodies of themselves. Hunter wrote the same book for the last twenty years of his life. He became a clown and those Hollywood vampires fed off him.
    When I lived in Vegas me and my drug addict/alcoholic cronies idolized Thompson. He had the money to get away with that shit for a lot longer than I did. Somewhere I grew up and got out, and his destroyed talent doesn't mitigate what he became.
    And all those lame, phony siphons that egged him on are left to spout off effusively about what a great man and writer he was while they lived vicariously through his self-destruction. And call it art instead of degradation.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/01/2017 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    There is no Code without a Coder. No Program without a Programmer ;)

    God could be Gravity,
    God could be Love,
    God could simply be Belief,
    flying blindly to the Stars above.

    God could be a Prayer for Peace,
    or a fervent request for Blessed release;
    God could be a Wish for your well-being,
    or a fulfillment of whatever you please!

    God is Everyone,
    God is Everything, without and within...
    Perceiving Itself, through our Senses.

    I searched for God, but only found myself. I searched Myself, but found only God! - A Sufi saying.
    Mohammed Sultan
    15/01/2017 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    #24 The soul wanders during the dream .It gets out of the body and wanders in darkness in search of light then come back when we awake.Whatever the joys they vanish with the day ,whatever the griefs in sleep they fade away -it's our nature as humans.The real believers,whatever their satisfaction or dissatisfaction, don't fear death because they are made for another world.Nobody will die until his bright day is done,no more and no less.Socrates quoted"The hour of departure has arrived and we go our separate ways; I to die and you to live.Which of these two is better only God knows ."I ask my God to live.
    Also, Hunter S. Tompson on fear and loathing in Las Vegas quoted"Too weird to live,to rare to die."
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #26 jesse kaellis
    Thanks, Max.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #25 jesse kaellis
    Writing about God is always touch and go and it should be. It's a powerful subject and confronts many people in many ways. Because organized religion can be experienced as oppressive and exclusionary. So many strictures. I practiced Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism for a time. In Las Vegas. But, see, Buddhism is not so much a religion as a philosophy a way of thinking. Jews will go for Buddhism because it doesn't negate their identity. They call us Jubu's.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #24 jesse kaellis
    That's a useful perception you have, Mohammed. When I first arrived in Vegas, I perceived the darkness there hidden in plain sight, and I was mesmerized by the sleaze and grit of the town. It was something I needed to explore, the hedonism and the nihilism that Las Vegas embodies. I spent nine years there working my way across 21 different casinos.
    A few times I almost did myself to death. Read this. This was no dream. This was a visitation.

    I used to pull a muscle in the gym and think, "I'm going to be feeling this when I'm 65." I wish. I started wearing out much younger than that. I worked hard, and I lived hard.
    Once I had a dream. I was living at the Peter Pan Motel off Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. I had been doing a lot of meth. I was smoking, drinking, and living hard. I worked as a dice dealer at the Las Vegas Club.
    I had a dream, a brief dream towards the end of my sleep. I was in some ethereal place like I was in clouds with ancient people, men, and women. They were old, ancient and indistinct. White robes. I saw two or three and sensed others. One of them told me, "You're going to live to be about 72. You don't have to live so hard. You have time."
    He told me that, but he had no voice. Why did I remember this dream? It was the complete lack of drama -- zero. And nobody said you're a bad boy drug addict. No censure, no judgment. They knew what I had to do.
    If it is remotely possible that souls, God's minions, could enter human consciousness, then perhaps, it would be just as clichรฉd as my dream. This is how I would be able to recognize them.
    Did I slow down? I'm still here. That's all I can say. I tell people this, and they say stuff like, "72?! You'll live longer than that!" But if it's 72, that's fine. That's plenty.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #23 jesse kaellis
    @ Kevin -- yup!
    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #22 Kevin Baker
    Perception is the reality. If you choose to believe, then this does exist in your world. Every one is entitled to their choice.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/01/2017 #21 Mohammed Sultan
    #16 Cont..\d when we see things more clearly during a dream than when we awake interprets the existence of the bright light inside everyone of us.The light which come in darkness and while our eyes are closed.Whatever the darkness is,it's the God's light that shines through our open hearts.
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/01/2017 #20 Mohammed Sultan
    #16 jesse,there's nothing more difficult than a question whose answer is obvious.I don't and will never ask for God but I will always ask him.. for help.The issue of God existence is un debatable because we can't deny our existence.I agree with your quote "the doors open inside".We each receive different light from the same source.When we don't hear the message that doesn't mean we deny it.Authenticity means patience, and patience is the energy of every believer.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #19 jesse kaellis
    Thank you, please, for all the people that find this relevant.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #18 jesse kaellis
    #5 I'm easy going about God. And a lot of other things, Calvin. I'm not a part of organized religion. I don't go to church or synagogue. I have a quiet faith and a quiet life. You know at the time I was proselytized at Red Rock Canyon, I was at the very end of my rope.
    I had just gotten laid off from three days at the El Rancho, which wasn't even a good job but it was on the strip.
    They phoned me up. My game was too weak. I'd been out of my game for two years (dice).
    I put down the phone, and I said this: "If there is any reason for me to be alive if there is any reason for my life if there is any use for me then send somebody quick because I'm at the end of my rope."
    Then I phoned my friend, Helen and we went out to Red Rock and this guy -- this is an entirely another story.
    I asked I ASKED. You could argue that it was just some kind of chemical imbalance. You could tell me that. I am mentally ill. Regardless, I'll take it at face value.
    Nobody needs God when they are making it in this world. Not the kind of God I needed.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #17 jesse kaellis
    Any codified thought process can be deleterious. I reject the opinion that religion is the bane of mankind, Joris. Because of other ideologies, like Communism or even capitalism that destroy and create misery. It is within humans to do harm to one another, and they will find a reason to do so. Religion has also been beneficial for mankind. I know for a fact that it has been the hallmark of my people's survival and contribution over the millennium.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #16 jesse kaellis
    Thank you, Mohammad. The door opens inward. I want to say that I am not a Christian. I have trouble with that. Regardless, at the time I wrote this --
    It would be nice to say that I became a new creature in Christ Jesus, but it was a little more complicated than that. I got clean for a while. I went back. I have been clean for almost 14 years now. I don't drink or use street drugs. I asked for God. I asked. That's how he came. I can't argue. You could. You could argue about how it was just some chemical imbalance. You could prove God doesn't exist. You can't prove it to me, however.
    jesse kaellis
    14/01/2017 #15 jesse kaellis
    That's one of the points that Schroeder makes in his book. The universe is far too perfect to be random. Thanks, Mohammad.
  21. ProducerMelissa Hughes

    Melissa Hughes

    Numbing Down America
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    Gerald Hecht
    03/02/2017 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #37 @Brian McKenzie It is important that you remind of this truth; although many lack the stomach for the reality of our ultimate status as by-products of the beings with four of them (stomachs)...

    ...ultimately, to forget this truth --and substitute it with a delusional story --a story in which our individual "worth" and "dignity" are real --is nothing more than additional methane for the stratosphere...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes I think sometimes being numb is all that is left. Looking at the photo, one realizes the boy died an was washed on the shore. He needed help, his family needed help. His life has impacted on us through his death. He is not voiceless. He has a face and a name - Alyan Kurdi
    Steve Brady
    02/02/2017 #39 Steve Brady
    #38 Hi Melissa...it's good isn't it? Sounds like a Nike ad! It's not a Steve Brady original unfortunately- shared with me by Jodie Hoff. Not sure if she's the author. I can find out if you want....I have her phone number and email.
    Melissa Hughes
    02/02/2017 #38 Anonymous
    "Be Real. Do Real." I love that, Steve! I think I will borrow that one! #29
    Brian McKenzie
    02/02/2017 #37 Brian McKenzie
    despite how important we may feel in the world about us - we are all expendable - they already have the formula for their discretionary murder - if the machine wants you - it will be so. We are merely an errant fart in a field of bovine flatulence
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #35 @Brian McKenzie you left out the: "elementary my Dear Watson"...playing the role of Watson; my rejoinder is that it is still a heartbreaking photograph of a dead child.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/02/2017 #35 Brian McKenzie
    When I saw that photo - I had the feeling that it was fully artificial and dubiously staged for simple next hit of knee jerk Propaganda Kibble, because people were bored with the 24/7 prattling media streams. 1) the family were not fleeing Syria - they had been residents in Turkey since 2012 with a very active social media account of their daily life 2) bodies washed ashore - predominantly land head facing inland - not towards the sea, NONE of the recoveries I have been on have ever been any different 3) UNTIED shoes - miraculously stayed on the feet - if the waves were powerful enough to topple the boat, and turn the head offshore - those shoes would be gone. So what is the power of a photo like that ? ..... something must feed off of that - or else they would not have done it. as always - follow intersections of money and power - they will rarely lead you astray for what is really happening.
    Steve Brady
    01/02/2017 #34 Steve Brady
    #30 It's a mixed view for me, @Gerald Hecht. I cant recall seeing so much division and fear fed to us by the media.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    31/01/2017 #33 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    A buzz of the hour I should say. It breaks my heart to see that picture. I believe in starting small too. Help the person right next to you. We may never know that they need help unless we ask. Thank you @Melissa Hughes
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie:
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @Steve Brady Yes! I can see that it is getting better with each passing day!!
    Steve Brady
    31/01/2017 #29 Steve Brady
    I agree with @Jim Murray, Melissa. This is brilliant. The big picture, at present, is numbing. It's like a global recipe for "compassion fatigue en masse". I used to have a manager who was particularly skillful at using wise sayings. One of my favourites that she actually printed out and gave to the entire staff was:
    Be Real. Do Real.
    Your reminder to us all that one Real Story, even with only One Real Person at a time, is immensely valuable. Thank you so much for this buzz.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #25 no --all together now!
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht
    There is no more room for positive energy --this can only end with casualties; quite frankly,I just hope they don't include my loved ones nor myself.
    Gerald Hecht
    31/01/2017 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Donna-Luisa Eversley I never went numb; and the only thing I see is a red mist ; tread carefully; everybody...the time for talk is over now.
    Salma Rodriguez
    31/01/2017 #25 Salma Rodriguez
    Break from your psychological numbness, one being at a time!
    Jim Murray
    30/01/2017 #24 Jim Murray
    This is brilliant @Melissa Hughes. It puts meat on the bones of a lot of the stuff I have been feeling. I am actually approaching the point of complete saturation with the negative and feeling the need to move away into a different realm where none of this bullshit exists. It's part of the reason I moved out of Toronto. Some people think I retired, but what I really did was retreat from the world being too much with me. I am now in withdrawal but am confident that my psyche will be strengthened by this action. This new town I'm living in is filled with human beings who love being in this part of the world. We're also very close to my siblings who are really our best friends. I can see where a lot of people will start dropping like flies into depression as the insanity builds. Thanks for the excellent post. I will share it far and wide.
    Phil Friedman
    30/01/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    #21 However, you might, Nicole, consider visiting the CNNN site at http://tinyurl.com/zmpxdfq and


    For a different perspective.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes I just saw this and it is even more relevant. That shitty sandwich is now a whole congress of fecal matter. The results, rubbish in =rubbish out. We are indeed our brothers keepers when we get it right.
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    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    09/01/2017 #3 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #2 You read me well sir. Thank you.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/01/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...An exposure of your true self that wants to chisel your heart with compassion, translate emotions into energies, incline to better self by knowing others, help needy without any obligations and tune inner conscience with passing times.
  25. ProducerMelissa Hughes

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    Melissa Hughes
    05/01/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Agreed, @Sarah Elkins. The other side of this is the physical and mental preparation necessary for any "win". But, for me, if you can't see yourself succeeding, then no amount of preparation will make it happen. #1
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    05/01/2017 #5 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #2 It has been working for me during many years @Sarah Elkins. 30 years ago I had the lucky opportunity to attend a Silva Mind Control Course, here in Madrid. And one of the most important aspects in Silva Method are visualizations.
    And it still works for little things, like for example finding a place to park in the center of the city o finding the way to go somewhere. And probably it works at this little level because I truly and deeply believe it is possible. The main point is what you say in your first comment about "truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not". And sometimes those internal messages are so internal that we don't even realize they are there.
    Our subconsciousness has his own life...
    Great Producer @Melissa Hughes!!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    05/01/2017 #4 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    One of my favorite techniques it to think abut telling your history.

    Think about meeting someone 5 or ten years down the road and telling them story of how you did it. It's a fun way to goof off and build on any visualization technique.
    Sarah Elkins
    05/01/2017 #2 Sarah Elkins
    Those of us who are not superstar Hollywood icons, Olympic champions, and Nobel award winners, does visualization regularly work for you?
    Sarah Elkins
    05/01/2017 #1 Sarah Elkins
    I've been using this technique for years, and I'm on the fence about its effectiveness, @Melissa Hughes. I think in order to implement this technique, you have to truly believe it's possible, and ignore those internal messages that tell you it's not. How many of us can truly quiet those questions about our competence and value? Is the ability to visualize and make things happen common? I don't think so. Can it be taught? That's the question.

    What about you and your readers; those of us who are not superstar Hollywood icons, Olympic champions, and Nobel award winners, does this work for you?
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