As Gordon and I explained in a previous post, we will be sharing here on the blog 99 items from the book Revelation Antarctica. This is a book meant to stir your imagination and provoke your intuition with plenty of rich images. This book exposes you to content that has been hidden in plain sight and ridicularised by many. As we embark in a new era, I believe we need to make room to get at least acquainted with certain topics such as mediumship and reincarnation. Today I'm sharing item #11.
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We are living a unique and exquisite moment in the History of Humankind. We are being almost forced to look into what many have been ignoring or being oblivious from. We are being asked to question and ponder the possibility of building a more peaceful, kind, just, and nurturing society with a political system more transparent and truthful, and an economy in which everyone has a chance to nurture their own wellbeing while contributing to a greater and more conscious human collective. While we make the transition, we must remember ourselves that life is in the small things.
Over time, I lose my fuel while dodging other people's load. If I don't rebuild my own energy and stop giving it away for a moment, I reach a boiling point. This point is never pretty and it is more often than not interpreted as intolerance, lack of empathy and love. I get it, I can understand that. From another person's perspective, I get the pain and confusion I may cause for needing to retreat. I wish people could understand this happens when my truck reached its full limit and I have no personal resources left to repair it unless I go within and reconnect with myself. That implies being idle - and free from other people's life narratives so I can focus on my own.
As Gordon and I explained in a previous post, we will be sharing here on the blog 99 items from the book Revelation Antarctica. This is a book meant to stir your imagination and provoke your intuition. It exposes you to content that has been hidden in plain sight and ridicularised by many. As we embark in a new era, I believe we need to make room to get at least acquainted with certain topics such as mediumship and reincarnation, the later being the theme of the item I will be sharing in this blog post. With this said, I invite you to follow this new series on the blog with an open mind and a curious outlook.
Here's this big nothing. No past, no future. Just this moment of awareness. No recollection of past achievements and no goals in sight for the future. I'm just contemplating the void of the present moment and being with it. I know I will react at some point and life will go on eventually, but right now I wonder. Is there a point to all this?
As promised in my last blog post on the psychology of survival, I'm bringing you three coping strategies to help you keep your mental health on track and to increase your chance of overcoming any critical situation with success. As you can pick from the different stages of the psychological cycle we go through in survival mode, it's only normal to experience a great range of emotions and feel lost in the process. Denial, resistance, fear, stress, sadness, anger. It takes time and effort to remain calm and fully aware. It's tough! After all, your life might well be on the line! The coping strategies I'm bringing you here are based on The Survival Handbook by Colin Towell and I believe they can be a sort of compass to help us move through and out of disasters or emergencies. I personally think the most important coping strategy is motivation building, followed by hope and acceptance.
When thinking about survival, there are four essential principles we must take care of. These include protection, location, water, and food. I think these are the basics of physical survival. There are, however, other important aspects that can affect your chance of overcoming a disaster or emergency. Your psychological experience is one of them.According to Colin Towel, author of The Survival Handbook, we go through four psychological stages when responding to a disaster or emergency. These include the following different periods: pre-impact, impact, recoil, and post-trauma, which I will briefly describe in this blog post.
By the end of last year, I received a very interesting challenge from Gordon Keirle-Smith, author of the book Revelation Antarctica. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing with you some really fascinating insights based on Gordon's book items and my own opinion on topics such as mediumship and reincarnation. As a starting point, this blog post offers you a brief introduction to Revelation Antarctica by the author himself and a more detailed explanation about this new book experience that we are bringing together here on the blog.
I believe The Age of Wellbeing is not just a good book on the topic of wellbeing but also a great tool for individuals and leaders who want to take wellbeing on a serious note while keeping a broad and integrative perspective over it as well. It's a book that will help you transform your life and help you move from surviving to thriving, but also inspire you to lead positive change in your close and extended social environment (e.g. family, workplace, local community).
I believe the hardest part about running or starting out that habit is that period of time in which we must overcome the psychological barrier of feeling that we are physically limited and that progress happens overnight. In other words, we need to approach running as a series of steps that involve not only the body but also the mind, and we must be aware of the fact that both influence each other meaning that psychological limitations are usually translated into physical limitations and vice-versa. Breaking through such limitations is what enhances our wellbeing - and, in my opinion, the joy of running.
All in all, I think this book is a great option if you want to explore different layers of your own being and find out what aspects you need to heal in order to evolve and achieve a greater quality of life. To put it simply, this is not an only blah-blah-blah kind of book, it is actually a very practical one. The exercises will enhance your self-reflection and with that comes great personal power and self-confidence. I recommend you read it slowly, take one chapter at a time or read by themes that you feel guided to work on first. Due to the variety and complexity of its themes, you can surely expect changing results within yourself.
Intuition is the capacity to teach ourselves and to use our inner guidance in that process. Such wisdom allows us to know where to go next. So, let’s go back to my initial question. Are you happy? Don’t answer it based on what society and your family told you happiness was. Find your own meaning of happiness by looking within and by paying attention to that subtle form of intelligence which is your intuition. Deprogram your mind and heart. Get rid of automatic behaviours and start questioning your own motives. What makes your life worthwhile? What makes you alive? And most of all, how can you get rid of old beliefs and stored negative emotions which only keep you stuck in a black and white movie version of life? Turn the world off for a moment and go within. You will be surprised by the power of connecting both your heart and brain's wisdom.
I have been reading a very interesting book called Quantum Success written by Sandra Anne Taylor and published by Hay House. I believe it is a powerful and insightful work for anyone who likes to read and learn more about the spiritual aspects of success, happiness and wealth. The first part of the book describes and explains the seven laws of success which, according to the author, are transversal to any human endeavour. In a nutshell, the list includes the laws of Manifestation, Magnetism, Pure Desire, Paradoxical Intent, Harmony, Right Action, and Expanding Influence. I will share a brief description of each one these next.
All in all, I would say Darlene's books are a delight for the soul and a gentle invitation to connect ourselves with our divine nature. This is essential, especially in the time frame we are currently living in, where separation and self-alienation feed people's suffering and unhappiness. I believe spiritually-based practises such as meditation are important to overcome negative feelings and experiences such as these. That's why I recommend Darlene's book series In Service to Love. You will find much support and guidance on how to embrace and have access to your spiritual self. On a final note, I would suggest you start with Book 1 (Love Remembered) before proceeding to Book 2 (Love Elevated).
Stress prevents us from being the best version of ourselves and it can put a great deal of pressure on relationships. As I've touched earlier on a blog post about the enneagram, people who are healthy are usually comfortable with their natural essence and they strive to level up their game in life by overcoming … Continue reading Looking Beyond My Emotional Self To Make Relationships Work
In challenging times, it pays off to nurture the best in ourselves and others. Be a miracle maker and give yourself and others the gift of hope. Be the one who chooses to stay still and calm amidst the storm because there is already enough chaos out there. Choose kindness. Choose life. Choose gratitude. Choose love... and there will be Light.
Life assessments are reality check-ups. I believe that an unexamined self represents a 50% chance of failing at pursuing your dreams and aspirations. The other half is about examining your life and truly seeing how you are doing. Last year, I did a life assessment which changed my life. I ended up writing a brief workbook called "Start Living Today". This workbook guides you through a set of exercises that help you making a life assessment and set goals. There is something missing in it though which is what you need to do next from a psychological standpoint in order to accomplish your goals and life's vision. That's what this blog is for - to talk about the next step.
When you see that a person is made of both positive and negative energy, you will also see that a person who is being cocky is indulging in too much positivity and a person who is depressed is diving too deep in negativity. They are both choosing half-truths to live by, and the key is to embrace the whole truth. When we do this, we become whole or integrated within ourselves. We are neither positive nor negative. We just are, and in that simple state of being we become love. We become the buddha or enlightened being. We assume our divinity and we no longer feel trapped by the good and the bad, because there is this deep knowing that there is always some bad in the good and some good in the bad.
Do you know what the Enneagram is? Have you heard people talking about it? And are you curious to learn more about yourself? If you read my most recent blog posts, the enneagram shouldn't be totally unfamiliar to you by now. If you haven't, then you might like to know more about a book I recently read called The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and written by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile.
I think every blogger thinks about their number of subscribers and how to increase it, at least in the early months - and years! - of blogging. It is part of the process and let's be real. If you are blogging and you are making it public, you do want to reach readers with your writing. I write for myself. I need to write in order to satisfy my self-expression needs. Writing, and ultimately blogging, is a huge self-care activity for me, but I also love when people find comfort, use or help in what I write. Here are three tips I believe have contributed to my number of wordpress subscribers.
Human relationships - and love for that matter - depend on our effort to accept and live through such duality, knowing that our mission as human beings, and relationship partners, is to move closer and closer towards integration. First within ourselves and then with others. This movement is only possible if we allow ourselves to be mirrors but also reflections. We can't demand others to accept our shadow if we snap at them when they are the ones reflecting our own shadow back.
I have been amazed with the therapeutic effect of the enneagram. In fact, I have never seen a tool so efficient in matters of pinpointing your core issues and what you can do in order to evolve and be a more balanced person. If Myers Briggs saved my sanity a good couple of years ago (I’m an INFP-t), the Enneagram is definitely saving from spending another decade stuck in my own unconscious excuses and pitfalls. Exactly, it’s that powerful! In a previous post, I talked about the Enneagram and its purpose. I didn’t dive deep in the different personalities that it includes though. In total, there are 9 Enneagram personality types and I’m going to offer you a brief description of each one of them below.
Healthy Fours talk about their creative ideas and are disciplined about their goals. They are centered in the present moment and they are calm in nature because they know they can have feelings without having to talk about or act on them. Unhealthy Fours, however, are excessively dependent on others and crave their attention. They need other people's reassurance and affirmation. Knowing these differences has allowed me to identify moments in my life in which I label as successful and other moments as really miserable. I'm more successful when I act like a healthy four. Now the question I made myself was this one: how can I be more successful as a Four? Here are 5 ways by which Type 4s can be healthier and heal their core wounds:
The price I pay for it is to be in this "I'm not sure" place which is nothing more than self-punishment for not being capable of doing better. It's as if I'm protecting myself but at the same time I know deep down it's not a one-hundred percent pain-free decision. I might not feel that annoying heartache when you're suffering and hurting others in the process, but feeling numb also feels alien. So that's it, I'm not sure where I'm at.
I agree with other authors when they say that the Enneagram is a tool that moves us to be more compassionate towards each other. It allows us to see that people are the way they are and we all have issues. We can't use, nonetheless, our personality result as an excuse for wrongdoing.
5 Journaling Prompts | Part V
I'm not going to lie to you. It has been hard. Since I decided to add these positive habits into my days two weeks ago, my reality has become worse and I feel more tired about it than ever before. It weighs me down. It kills my vibe. It tortures me. It's like moving two steps ahead and one step backwards. I do want to believe however that everything will eventually fall in place. I don't know when or how, but I'm sure it will. Until then, I need to just keep one foot in front of the other and pray that the wind is gentle with me, that I can manage my triggers and stay away from my addictive behaviour cycle.
At the end of the day, we are all children in a grown-up body. We hurt each other not because we want to but because we have unresolved issues. We may know better but we can't act on it when we are overwhelmed, scared or stressed out. Some people had it easier and they learnt in their early years how to gain internal control and thrive. Others weren't so lucky and need to learn how to reprogram themselves from scratch. This requires a tremendous self-discipline and courage to go deeper within to face all the inner demons left inside.
Stoics seem to give great lifestyle advice. In a quick recent research, I discovered that Marcus Aurelius used to follow and suggest a set of behaviours and activities that are meant to generate stillness and promote both body and mind awareness. Altogether, these aspects contribute to a greater capacity to be virtuous and act accordingly. Below, you will find seven of Marcus Aurelius' routine recommendations to achieve success.
5 Journaling Prompts | Part IV
5 Journaling Prompts | Part III
I sat on my bed and I suddenly cried as if I had just returned to a conscious state after a car crash. I felt how mad the world has turned and will keep turning in the next couple of weeks, maybe months. It hasn't been pretty due to people's fear, but now it's not just fear; it's resentment, impatience and madness. Everyone is tired and feeling burned out. I don't know if people went a tad crazier over the past week as a result of the news, the hot weather, or the fact that they can't hide they are exhausted. Maybe it's a combination of several aspects, but the truth is that I struggled to face what I saw and keep my act.
I believe self-abandonment is common among people who are highly sensitive and whose emotional needs weren't sufficiently met in their childhood due to neglect, abuse or absence of one or both parents. Such experiences can lead a child to feel unsafe and unlovable, which is psychologically very distressing and traumatising. The lack of love, attention and presence gives then rise to adults who don't know how to soothe and calm themselves. Instead of learning positive coping strategies, these adults often engage in one or more of the following sources of self-abandonment: living exclusively in the head, harsh self-criticism, addictive behaviours, and abandonment of the inner child.
I personally feel it's time to wind down and close this year's cycle with a golden key. This means focusing on my health and wellbeing instead of letting myself burn with other people's choices and negativity. Each person has a time to wake up to several layers of reality. I can't think that it's within my power to rush or control that. We should only help those who ask us for help and we should always speak only once and then let people go their own way. They may take a long time or not so much, but it is important to respect each other's level of consciousness and transformation process. I must focus on my own, because that's all I can do - and if I do that, if I concentrate on changing myself, I'm sure I will be doing enough.
5 Journaling Prompts | Part II
5 Journaling Prompts | Part I
Seconds after, he went through a crisis and froze. Tears started streaming down his face and I realised that we had hit a breaking point. I reached out to him and he told me he would rather die because his family kept saying he was worthless at home and now he was also worthless at school. I thought about my own dark moments in that moment, those in which I secretly held that wish to myself, so I first offered him freedom - those were his feelings and thoughts -, then love and finally trust.
COVID-19 symptoms and narrative is probably the biggest psyop the world has ever witnessed after 9/11. I do know about psyops because I taught Political and War Psychology for two years straight at university and psyops was part of my class content. Like in many other operations, the COVID-19 story has been used to cover up the cumulative effects of electromagnetic pollution, caused by man-made radiation (e.g. wi-fi).
It's nice to recover some of my own energy after a good couple of months out of balance. Life is falling back to that sweet space of daily doses of loving kindness and that's where I'm the happiest. I can start singing that old song that says I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can't believe I'm actually writing this and feeling it.
I believe books always come to me when I need them the most and it was quite therapeutic to read Barron's book, The Final Gift of the Beloved. In this book, Barron describes the tragic loss of his wife, Seana, and how his spirituality enabled him to accommodate his feelings and thoughts while also having to deal with heartbreaking experiences such as going through his wife's belongings.
My friend also asked me if I wasn't sorry for myself. She tells me I had a lot of patience to keep holding on to something that was always cracking and leaving me scarred. My answer was that I wasn't sorry for myself, I was sorry for the other person. Her next question, however, triggered something inside me. She asked if I wasn't sorry for myself, then who was?
Don't break a bird's wings and then tell it to fly. Don't break a heart and then tell it to love. Don't break a soul and then tell it to be happy.
Depression, memory loss, irritability, stress, anxiety, mood swings, fear, rage and cognitive disturbances are just some of the psychological outcomes that many studies have shown to be a result of a constant exposure to electromagnetic fields with micro and radio frequencies. As you can guess, these psychological states not only have a negative impact on the mind of individuals but they also negatively influence human relationships.
The last couple of days have been really difficult. I hadn't bad days such as these since last summer, when I made the clear decision to tackle what was bothering and pushing me down to then start creating happier episodes in life. Before that decision though, there were a good couple of dark moments or … Continue reading Breaking Through The Darkness
Based on his practise and experience, Carl Gustav Jung identified four stages through which an adult person may spiritually evolve. These stages are not necessarily linear and they aren't pre-determined either. This means you may, or may not, go through each stage, and you can also jump back and forth depending on your consciousness level, purpose and ability to deal with your life's circumstances.
One of the perks of having ESP is the ability to tap into what Abraham-Hicks identifies as the vortex and have a conversation with the universe - or God/dess, or Source, or whatever you feel like calling to it. The vortex to me is an energetic grid or net. It's not a singular place or moment in time. It's all that it is, always has been and always will be. Since energy is information, you can have access to a myriad of data both at the individual and collective levels.
How to know whether are you tuning into your intuition or simply engaging with 'old' unhelpful thoughts and beliefs? This is a complex topic and a skill we all need to mature. Since both intuition and unhelpful thoughts can arise automatically within us, it takes some level of awareness and practise to start being able to differentiate which one is which. The best way to go about it is to pay more attention to your own mental patterns. What is going on in your head? Which part of you is talking? And how?
It can take you a lifetime to find your own person, but I truly think this is the way it must be, if you want to experience authentic and unconditional love. You have to master your personal lessons, be willing to learn, be very honest when assessing the existence of the aspects I mentioned before (recognition, chemistry, communication, compatibility, connection and a shared vision for the future) and, most of all, be willing to outgrow your individual limitations/weaknesses. If you can put a checkmark on each of these factors, you're on a good path to find your life partner.
Have you ever heard of the Council of Light? And what about Ascension? Are you sensitive to energy and you would like to understand that further? These are just some of the spiritual concepts you will find more about in Darlene Green’s beautifully channelled book series In Service to Love. I was gifted with her first book in the series, Love Remembered, which leads us through a process of releasing who we are not and of embodying all that we already are. Only then we can start to see and manifest the loving being and the life we always yearned for – consciously or not.
Being a highly sensitive person means you feel and you think deeper about your inner and outer reality, because your brain is wired differently when compared to the vast majority (80-85%) of other human beings. Your cognitive capacity is ready to process information using much more filters and making more complex connections between concepts, ideas and facts. In order to successfully manage your energy as a sensitive, you must pay attention to five important aspects at least: sleep, food, fresh air, quiet time, and meaningful activities. I will address each one of these aspects next.