Fear can be erased from the brain before its memory has been formed

Brian Dodson for gizmag –

An old saying tells us not to dwell on an unpleasant event. A new clinical study suggests the saying has both psychological and neurological support for its validity. Along with his advisors, Thomas Ågren – a doctoral candidate in psychology at Uppsala University in Sweden – has shown that it is possible to erase newly formed emotional memories from the human brain.

There are two forms (at least) of memory, short-term and long-term. Short-term memory keeps a very small amount of information, about the seven digits of a telephone number, at your fingertips for a brief period – typically less than a minute. Long-term memory, on the other hand, seems to store nearly unlimited amounts of information for years or decades.

A long-term memory of an experience, however, is not formed immediately upon the fading of the experience from short-term memory. The information is slowly consolidated into long-term (potentially lifelong) storage over time. This is why some drugs or experiences (such as a concussion) are associated with a period of amnesia – their effects stop the consolidation process cold, so the memory is lost.


Remote Viewing the Future

Ramtha’s School Of Enlightenment Students Glimpse The Future (via PR Newswire)

YELM, Wash., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — At a remote-viewing exercise for advanced students earlier this year, students from Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment were asked to record their impressions while looking at the backs of nine large manila envelopes.  Images of the Big Ben monument in London…

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On Human Consciousness

Human Consciousness is Like a Tea Cup (via OM Times Magazine)

“All the good, fine, noble, and creative acts of humanity were conceived as a spark in a single human consciousness.”~ Peter McWilliams Ami Chen Mills-Naim teaches about thought and about human consciousness. She explains that your thinking is like a cup of hot water. Whatever kind of teabag you…

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We and the Earth are largely made up of water – which can be changed with our thoughts!


The Earth is largely made up of it.
As are we…

And yet about it we know significantly little.

This is a picture of a water crystal after pronouncing the word LOVE to it. Isn’t it amassing?

Until the groundbreaking work of a pioneer Japanese researcher whose astonishing discovery about water, documented photographically, changed most of what we didn’t know…and led to a new consciousness of Earth’s most precious resource.

Dr. Masaru Emoto was born in Japan and is a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University and the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. His photographs were first featured in his self-published books Messages from Water 1 and 2. The Hidden Messages in Water was first published in Japan, with over 400,000 copies sold internationally.

What has put Dr. Emoto at the forefront of the study of water is his proof that thoughts and feelings affect physical reality. By producing different focused intentions through written and spoken words and music and literally presenting it to the same water samples, the water appears to “change its expression”.

Essentially, Dr. Emoto captured water’s ‘expressions.’ He developed a technique using a very powerful microscope in a very cold room along with high-speed photography, to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples. Not all water samples crystallize however. Water samples from extremely polluted rivers directly seem to express the ‘state’ the water is in.

Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.

The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health. The success of his books outside Japan has been remarkable. Dr. Emoto has been called to lecture around the world as a result and has conducted live experiments both in Japan and Europe as well as in the US to show how indeed our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions as humans deeply impact the environment.

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United Nations held a High Level Meeting for ‘Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm’

Encouraged by the government of Bhutan, the United Nations held a ‘High Level Meeting for Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm’, attended by 650 world leaders.  The meeting marks the launch of a global movement to shift our focus away from measuring and promoting economic growth as a goal in its own right, and toward the goal of measuring—and increasing—human happiness and quality of life. Continue reading “United Nations held a High Level Meeting for ‘Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm’”

Strength Begins with Self-Love

by:  Annie Burnside

Strength is such an important topic in these times as we begin to understand that ego-strength is quite different from spiritual strength. Spiritual strength stems from knowing, accepting, and loving SELF, and therefore others, beyond labels, agendas and judgments, whereas ego-strength is based on them. If we truly desire to grow and expand our world, we must first grow and expand ourselves through the self-discovery of an inner strength that radiates outward into all that we feel, think, say and do. As this understanding of inside first, outer second, as well as being first, doing second takes hold more and more in our mainstream culture we will see great changes in our world.

In order to assist other families—I say families rather than individuals because it is my hope that we begin to view families of all shapes and sizes as the perfect vortex for sharing the fruits of self-exploration—I have created the initial framework for a SELF-LOVE Kit. I encourage parents and children alike to work with these offerings—discuss them, collage them, journal them, draw them, express them and create soul reminders (visual cues) with them. These starting points can be either a powerful beginning or an exciting expansion of deepened inner strength within the home depending on where each family is with the unfolding of their conscious spirit-embodiment.

I encourage parents to become the spiritual leaders in their children’s lives. Our children are ready. A yearning for soul depth literally pulsates behind the eyes of our young today, but they need guidance to remember and allow their personal soul truth rather than conform to the dictates of others. It is time that we assumed a greater responsibility for reminding our children the truth of their divine nature and all that this glorious heritage opens up for them. There is no one else to do it. The time is now for parents to model self-realization through their own self-exploration and invite the innate inner strength that lives within our children to burst forth. I hope the following SELF-LOVE points assist all families to shine their individual lights more brightly, for the world is indeed waiting…


Experiencing a greater intimacy with our own soul through inner work, stillness, presence and joy.


Understanding that we are, first and foremost, powerful, creative, divine, limitless, formless, eternal and infinite spiritual beings who co-create reality with the Universe according to our vibration—energetic frequency related to all that we think, say, do, believe and feel.


Accepting, claiming and celebrating the divine paradox that is life—the nature of reality is actually and/both rather than either/or—and the peace that can be found as we rest within the paradox instead of resist it.


Understanding that our truth is personal, powerful, and unique to us, as there are an infinite number of streams that ultimately lead to the glorious sea of self-realization.


Feeling our way through our soul rather than solely thinking our way through our mind when it comes to making a simple decision or choosing a life path, allowing our spirit to captain the ship.


Factoring ourselves in at all times no matter what the circumstance so that we may always live true and offer our highest truth to the world at large.


Embracing our humanity by tenderly and lovingly acknowledging, accepting, and appreciating all universal human experiences as what it means to become consciously spirit-embodied by becoming a witness to our story rather than the story itself.


Making our overall well-being—emotional, physical, mental and spiritual— the TOP priority in each and every choice due to the deep understanding that everything in our reality stems from it.


Consistently making conscious choices that reflect our truth not the truth of another without apology.


Trusting ourselves to know what truly resonates for us in all life experiences, while simultaneously blessing all else that doesn’t resonate as part of the Oneness and leaving it for others who are a vibrational match to it.


Understanding that our internal perspective creates our external experience not the other way around.


Allowing ourselves to flow naturally with life by surrendering to what is so rather than succumbing to the belief that life should be showing up as something different.


Allowing direct divine connection in everyday reality by opening up our unique channels to Spirit through authentic living.


Doing the necessary uncovering of old beliefs and patterns through a variety of self-exploratory means to fully know, embrace and unconditionally love the Man in the Mirror so that wholeness may be felt deep within and expressed in physical reality.


Allowing our soul purpose (dharma) to emerge in a way that feels good to us without any resistance or reliance on the approval of others.


The freedom to be passionately, fully, unabashedly, and authentically ourselves in every moment of every day!

We are each enough! SELF-LOVE, coupled with compassion and loving service toward our fellow man that stems from our truth, will create both the personal life and the world that our heart truly desires.

Annie Burnside

A modern bridge between the mainstream and the mystical, Annie Burnside, M.Ed. is a soul nurturer, author, public speaker and teacher specializing in conscious relationships and spiritual development.  Her book Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family (Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2010) offers everyday mediums and universal, life-affirming themes to those families seeking to expand spiritual awareness in the home.  Annie resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and three children. www.annieburnside.com



Conscious and Collective Evolution

Nicolya Christi

by:  Nicolya Christi –

Humanity is experiencing an unprecedented collective trajectory towards a shift from the old and into a new paradigm. The time is upon those of us spiritually awakening, or awake, to more fully align with the higher purpose of our Souls.

A part of us knows that beyond our personal world lies a greater purpose – that we each have a soul mission. However, many lose sight of such, overwhelmed or blinded to the fact by psychologically dysfunctional patterns formed as a result of difficult and painful early childhood experiences and/or unresolved karma.

However, many of us are beginning to remember that there is a truer expression of who we are and what we wish to offer to the world, due to the various spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and self-healing explorations we have undergone in order to become more psychologically integrated. If we use the analogy of an onion, many of us have spent years peeling back the layers in order to re-encounter our True Self which had been buried under history, cultural conditioning and pre-determined evolutionary experiences. The closer we come to re-encountering our core Self, the more we remember.

It is possible to express our gifts in the world proactively without the painstaking peeling away of layers. Accomplished artists, philosophers, musicians, poets, pioneers, inventors, healers, mediums, and great spiritual teachers have contributed enormously to the world without having done such. This is because of their ability to either bypass or access the core of their emotional wounding to tap into and express their higher purpose.

However, many of the great minds, creators, and sensitives of this world, such as musicians like Mozart or artists like van Gogh, writers like Tolstoy, pioneers like Howard Hughes, seers like Nostradamus, and humanitarians like Oskar Schindler, live unfulfilled personal lives having split from their psychological shadow, unconsciously sabotaging their lives at a personal level, thus failing to develop any deep intimate knowing of themselves or those around them. Continue reading “Conscious and Collective Evolution”