Outside the Box

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17 Things Open Minded People Do Differently

By Saso Denkovik

Enchanted, unpredictable, imaginative, intuitive, curious, emotionally strong people … Some people will say that this people are a little strange, different or in other words – creative!  There is something charming and irresistible in this people, it’s like they see the world from another perspective, and the what they do is they make choices that are different from what other people usually do.

1.    They get inspired at the least expected moment. They cannot decide when the next great idea will come. It simply appears, in the least expected way at the least expected moment.

2.    They daydream. A lot. You can see them, but at the same time they are not here. They can fly away with their thoughts at any time during a conversation. You should not get mad at them, it’s just the way they are.

3.    They get bored easily. They need to stay stimulated in order to stay active. They will not focus on what they do not like. Call them ADHD or whatever you like, but that’s just a part of their genius.

4.    They watch the world with the eyes of a child. There is a part of them that never grows up and maybe that is actually a secret, to see the world through the eyes of a child.

5.    They’ve been told to get a real job. It’s not easy to be accepted as a creative person, especially when your loved ones expect something different from you. Truly creative people will follow their dreams.

6.     They will follow their heart, though often their mind thinks differently. They say that creative people are less worried about problems and take more risk. It can bring thousands of failures, and million pleasures.

7.    They are lost in time. Once creating they are lost in time and space, they forget to eat, drink and even sleep. When the words, colors or ideas start to come out of their minds anything nothing else matters.

8.     They work when you sleep and sleep when you’re working. As we said, number 1, inspiration comes at unexpected moments. You just need to accept and make something great out of it.

9.  Where most people see a difficulty, they see an opportunity. They see the bright side of things and brilliant escaping trouble in unusual ways.

10. They fall in love with their work, and tomorrow they hate it.  It is still a mystery, but there is some sort of process that makes them changing their mind about their creations.

11. They hate what they have just created, but will totally love it 12 hours later, just as number 11, and it can happen.

12. They are humble and proud at the same time. They are always ready to learn, but it will be extremely proud and confident when it comes to their ideas and creations.

13. They are always looking to new ways to express themselves. Whether you’re a pro or you’re simply a creative person, you know that there is only one way of expressing creativity. If you are a photographer, you’ll probably love to create in many different ways. The same is true for artists, art directors, writers and other creative people in general.

14. They see the other side of the coin. They can always observe the situation from different points of view.

15. They do not like limits. Rules and boundaries are not for them. Many popular artists in history have even been labeled as rebels.

16. They often do not like numbers. They are great and really may surprise you from time to time, but try to give them do the math, you’ll be surprised how much they do not like numbers.

17. They are excellent observers. Often people observe and notice  even the smallest details. People and actually everything can be an inspiration for their next idea.

Spirit Science article link. Great website.

Happiness

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Love and Happiness

The Secret To Happiness Is Ten Specific Behaviors

By: Benjamin Hardy

Happiness is the purpose of life. Despite this, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy.

Several years ago in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new technology. Until, during the flight, the Wi-Fi went down. Immediately, the man next to him became extremely upset. “As though the world owes this man something he only knew existed 10 seconds ago.”

Louis C. K. continues by describing people’s absurd frustrations with flying in general. People complain about it all the time “It was the worst day of my life! It took 20 minutes to board! We had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes!”

We hear complaints like these all the time. As if we’ve forgotten how incredible it is that humans can fly at all.

How are we so quick to take for granted the remarkable things going on in life?

Why is it so easy to complain?

Why do we focus on the negative?

Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.

However, happiness can easily be achieved even without the brilliant advances in the world.

Rather than being reactive to what’s going on around us, happy people take control of their lives and emotions. If you are unhappy with your life, who or what else can you blame than yourself? And if you can blame someone or something else, how is blame going to make your life any better?

Bad stuff happens to everyone. But life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you proactively respond.

The following 10 behaviors, if applied, will change your life. Let me be clear, if you do these things, you will be an incredibly happy person.

Let Go Of The Need For Specific Outcomes

Not everything in life goes exactly how we plan. There are setbacks. Stuff happens. We mess up. Over-obsessing and basing happiness on specific outcomes leads to misery. My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost three years. It’s been tough. We’ve had to learn to be happy, rain or shine.

Jeremy Piven, the famous actor, was recently interviewed by Success Magazine. During the interview, he mentioned that, as an actor, the only way to work is to go out and audition for specific roles.

The challenge most actors/actresses face is that they get in their own way. It doesn’t matter how much homework they’ve done. If they’re too tied to a specific result, they can’t be present in the moment. They can’t truly perform their art. They come off as desperate. They get in their own way. Their performance isn’t what it could have been.

Jeremy said that when he quit worrying about a specific result, he was able to be present during his auditions. He was able to be completely who he wanted to be. He wasn’t trying to be what he thought others wanted him to be. He performed his art.

If he didn’t get the gig, either they didn’t get it or it just wasn’t the right fit. So he moves on to the next. In this way, he’s able to get the jobs he’s supposed to have. He’s not just trying to get anything he can get.

Define Your Own Success And Happiness

“Be everything to everybody and you’ll be nothing for yourself.”—John Rushton

No two human beings are the same. So why should we have one standard of success? Seeking society’s standard of success is an endless rat-race. There will always be someone better than you. You’ll never have the time to do everything.

Instead, you recognize that every decision has opportunity cost. When you choose one thing, you simultaneously don’t choose several others. And that’s okay. Actually, it’s beautiful because we get to choose our ultimate ideal. We must define success, wealth, and happiness in our own terms because if we don’t, society will for us—and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be stuck comparing ourselves and competing with other people. Our lives will be an endless race for the next best thing. We’ll never experience contentment.

Commit 100 Percent To The Things That Make You Happy

“Many of us have convinced ourselves that we are able to break our own personal rules “just this once.” In our minds, we can justify these small choices. None of those things, when they first happen, feels like a life-changing decision. The marginal costs are almost always low. But each of those decisions can roll up into a much bigger picture, turning you into the kind of person you never wanted to be.”—Clayton Christensen

 

 

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Time

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Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

By: Arjun Walia

The concept of “time” is a weird one, and the world of quantum physics is even weirder. There is no shortage of observed phenomena which defy our understanding of logic, bringing into play thoughts, feelings, emotions – consciousness itself, and a post-materialist view of the universe. This fact is no better illustrated than by the classic double slit experiment, which has been used by physicists (repeatedly) to explore the role of consciousness and its role in shaping/affecting physical reality. (source) The dominant role of a physical material (Newtonian) universe was dropped the second quantum mechanics entered into the equation and shook up the very foundation of science, as it continues to do today.

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulating consciousness.”  –  Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918

There is another groundbreaking, weird experiment that also has tremendous implications for understanding the nature of our reality, more specifically, the nature of what we call “time.”

It’s known as the “delayed-choice” experiment, or “quantum eraser,” and it can be considered a modified version of the double slit experiment.

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.

In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot towards a screen that has two slits in it. On the other side of the screen, a high tech video camera records where each photon lands. When scientists close one slit, the camera will show us an expected pattern, as seen in the video below. But when both slits are opened, an “interference pattern” emerges – they begin to act like waves. This doesn’t mean that atomic objects are observed as a wave (even though it recently has been observed as a wave), they just act that way. It means that each photon individually goes through both slits at the same time and interferes with itself, but it also goes through one slit, and it goes through the other. Furthermore, it goes through neither of them. The single piece of matter becomes a “wave” of potentials, expressing itself in the form of multiple possibilities, and this is why we get the interference pattern.

How can a single piece of matter exist and express itself in multiple states, without any physical properties, until it is “measured” or “observed?” Furthermore, how does it choose which path, out of multiple possibilities, it will take?

Then, when an “observer” decides to measure and look at which slit the piece of matter goes through, the “wave” of potential paths collapses into one single path. The particle goes from becoming, again, a “wave” of potentials into one particle taking a single route. It’s as if the particle knows it’s being watched. The observer has some sort of effect on the behavior of the particle.

You can view a visual demonstration/explanation of the double slit experiment here.

This quantum uncertainty is defined as the ability, “according to the quantum mechanic laws that govern subatomic affairs, of a particle like an electron to exist in a murky state of possibility — to be anywhere, everywhere or nowhere at all — until clicked into substantiality by a laboratory detector or an eyeball.” (New York Times)

According to physicist Andrew Truscott, lead researcher from a study published by the Australian National University, the experiment suggests that “reality does not exist unless we are looking at it.” It suggests that we are living in a holographic-type of universe. (source)

Delayed Choice/Quantum Eraser/Time

So, how is all of this information relevant to the concept of time? Just as the double slit experiment illustrates how factors associated with consciousness collapse the quantum wave function (a piece of matter existing in multiple potential states) into a single piece of matter with defined physical properties (no longer a wave, all those potential states collapsed into one), the delayed choice experiment illustrates how what happens in the present can change what happens(ed) in the past. It also shows how time can go backwards, how cause and effect can be reversed, and how the future caused the past.

Like the quantum double slit experiment, the delayed choice/quantum eraser has been demonstrated and repeated time and time again. For example, Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have conducted John Wheeler’s delayed-choice thought experiment, the findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics. (source)

In 2007 (Science 315, 966, 2007), scientists in France shot photons into an apparatus and showed that their actions could retroactively change something which had already happened.

“If we attempt to attribute an objective meaning to the quantum state of a single system, curious paradoxes appear: quantum effects mimic not only instantaneous action-at-a-distance, but also, as seen here, influence of future actions on past events, even after these events have been irrevocably recorded.” – Asher Peres, pioneer in quantum information theory (source)(source)(source)

The list literally goes on and on, and was first brought to the forefront by John Wheeler, in 1978, which is why I am going to end this article with his explanation of the delayed choice experiment. He believed that this experiment was best explained on a cosmic scale.

Cosmic Scale Explanation

He asks us to imagine a star emitting a photon billions of years ago, heading in the direction of planet Earth. In between, there is a galaxy. As a result of what’s known as “gravitational lensing,” the light will have to bend around the galaxy in order to reach Earth, so it has to take one of two paths, go left or go right. Billions of years later, if one decides to set up an apparatus to “catch” the photon, the resulting pattern would be (as explained above in the double slit experiment) an interference pattern. This demonstrates that the photon took one way, and it took the other way.

One could also choose to “peek” at the incoming photon, setting up a telescope on each side of the galaxy to determine which side the photon took to reach Earth. The very act of measuring or “watching” which way the photon comes in means it can only come in from one side. The pattern will no longer be an interference pattern representing multiple possibilities, but a single clump pattern showing “one” way.

What does this mean? It means how we choose to measure “now” affects what direction the photon took billions of years ago. Our choice in the present moment affected what had already happened in the past….

This makes absolutely no sense, which is a common phenomenon when it comes to quantum physics. Regardless of our ability make sense of it, it’s real.

This experiment also suggests that quantum entanglement (which has also been verified, read more about that here) exists regardless of time. Meaning two bits of matter can actually be entangled, again, in time.

Time as we measure it and know it, doesn’t really exist.

(For Sources go to article link below.)

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Art

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Bottom: Pablo Montes

Water

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Rain

I am a water sign, Scorpio. I am very watery. Water is strong in my mind lately. I saw a post on FB that talked about the magnificent red woods of Norther California, and how that they were dying from lack of water. This cannot be! Unless some grand New Earth is actually manifest and they moved, and I am going to be there. If you have not been in the presence of these trees, well I don’t think I can express the feeling. Majestic, and ancient, they exist no other place on the planet.

So that leads me to my topic, water. Water so sacred, and divine, water so required, like love. Can we please, please, please!!! As a collective pray, chant, dance, sing, pray, smile……..for gentle, clean, and nourishing rains in needed areas like California. If you drum, drum. I think a drum circle is a great place to implement that intention.

As Thich Nhat Hanh says in The Great Bell Chant, “A beautiful child appears in the heart of a lotus flower. One single drop of this compassionate water Is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.”

The Pacific Ocean is in real trouble from the radiation from Japan. This cannot be. We can change this. We can.

Thank you for pure clean water, for gentle cleaning rains, for pristine oceans and seas. Thank you, thank you, thank you~

I see all water crystal clear.

Next….everything else. <3

I Am Bliss

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Ananda Hum~ Ananda Hum~Ananda Hum

I Am Bliss~I Am Bliss~I Am Bliss

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 This was Day 3 , Awaken the Energy of Gratitude. Deepak spoke of feeling gratitude and called it the gladdening of the heart. It has only been the last couple years I have come to comprehend the dynamic energy of gratitude. Oprah has understood for years, which is why she is Oprah. lol She always used to talk about her Gratitude Journal, and she promoted someone in that regard. I don’t recall when I got it exactly, but now, I get it. When we feel gratitude it just transforms everything.

Also Linda, at litebeing chronicles has very recently shared Matt Kahn with us, as did another good friend of mine. Read Linda’s post here. I adore Matt and his concepts, his videos have really been transformative in my life. Thank you Linda, and  the Queen <3

This is the link to all his videos on YouTube. I love, love, love the video on Intention.

Ananda Hum

Namaste

Sindy

Blue Feather

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You know the phrase, “A little bird told me.” Well a little cat told me, (odie) that there was some speculation that a poem had been written about blue. Well now I love blue. I love poems. And the titillating suggestion that it regarded blue? Well I had to read it. I am speaking of a poem and post by my dear friend, artist, and poet, Dewin Nefol. Here is his poem.

Blue Feather

Singularly unique.

That’s you.

There’s no other Blue

more superlative than you.

Love’s unfathomable cobalt hue

crafted you blue

in lightening hue

electric you

ripples

down

your

feather

~

No other

with your mesmerising blue

there’s never another

touching infinite blue

soaring forever in

Sky blue hue,

Hummingbird

within

your

feather

 ~

No other

Blue like you.

No other feather

blushes like you…

…tinted Blue Moon hue

is my sweet memory of you

pressed

against

my

feather by Love

~

Dewin Nefol

Grace

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New Deepak & Oprah 21 Day Meditation..Started today 7/13.

Theme is, Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude

Here is a Mantra Cheat Sheet.

MANIFESTING GRACE THROUGH GRATITUDE

Mantra English Essences and Explanations

Learn more about the mantras for bringing the gifts of grace and gratitude into your life

Dhanya Vad – Day 1

This mantra means “thank you.” It invokes an attitude of appreciation for life and opens you to the infinite blessings around you.

Kripa Hum – Day 2

This mantra identifies your essence as pure grace and sets in motion the flow of grace through gratitude. It helps you experience yourself as both the giver and receiver of blessings.

Ananda Hum – Day 3

This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent bliss, joy, and fulfillment of existence. Ananda Hum aligns your Being with this reality.

Twam Eva Mata – Day 4

This mantra reveals the truth that our connection with the world is an interactive spiritual relationship. By relating to the world with love and appreciation, we receive unconditional love and support in response, just as a mother to her child. As you repeat the mantra, feel your individual connection to your universal existence as an intimate relationship, like a child to its mother.

Kritajna Hum – Day 5

This mantra cultivates an awareness that naturally looks at the world with gratitude. It is a fully present state of consciousness.

Samprati Hum – Day 6

This mantra reminds us that our true self is ever-present awareness. Simply being awake in the Now is the natural state of gratitude. This presence of grace is your essential nature.

Prani Dhana – Day 7

This mantra guides awareness in the natural process of letting go of constricted, conditioned thinking and expanding into the unlimited self. This is the true meaning of surrendering – awareness accepting and embracing its full universality.

Shara Vana Ya – Day 8

This mantra attunes your intentions with the intentions of the cosmos. This activates the purposeful force of intention to transform present circumstances into favorable opportunities.

Om Hreem – Day 9

This mantra opens awareness to the eternal present that exists in every changing moment. It reveals the unchanging, unbounded quality of consciousness within every experience.

Namasté – Day 10

This mantra means “I see my core self in everyone.” This recognition is a wave of love and grace. Your knowing light of awareness recognizes itself in the light of awareness of another.

Om Purnam Adah – Day 11

This mantra affirms that nature is inherently full, abundant, and complete. The infinite consciousness we experience as the universe around us is as complete and whole as our inner universe, because they are the same consciousness. Recognize that wholeness as unconditional grace filling every aspect of your life.

Aham Prema – Day 12

This mantra reveals your true nature as pure love. Prema means love, the flowing energy that connects us all. This mantra helps you express love in every word and action. When we see the world and others with the eyes of love, our hearts are filled with gratitude and grace.

Om Kleem Shreem – Day 13

This mantra affirms that you deserve the fulfillment of all your deepest desires. Shreem is the mantra associated with nature’s beauty, love, and abundance. Kleem is the sound that attracts those qualities to you. This mantra cultivates a feeling of appreciation and gratitude for the abundance in life.

Karuna Hum – Day 14

This mantra develops deep compassion for all living beings by knowing and experiencing others as part of your own self. It is deep compassion that allows you to see another person as yourself.

Om Purnam Idam – Day 15

This mantra affirms that we are full and complete within ourselves. Your true self is as inherently full, abundant, and complete as nature itself, because there is only one consciousness. Inner and outer are only different perspectives of the same reality.

Ananta Swa Bhava – Day 16

This mantra awakens your knowledge of the infinite potentiality of your higher self. Ananta means “that which is infinite and unending.” Ananta Swa Bhava means “I know my own state of Being as infinite and unbounded.”

Vratam Ahum – Day 17

This mantra means “I am the consciousness that accepts life with wisdom and grace.” This is a state of choiceless awareness that affirms and embraces life just as it is, at this moment.

Sanatana Hum – Day 18

Sanatana Hum means “my self is eternal.” This mantra reveals the truth of your consciousness as an unending presence – pure Being.

Atma Prakasha – Day 19

This mantra affirms that the true nature of your self is the wholeness of the universe. It illuminates your Being as the truth of cosmic existence.

Aroot Perum Jothi – Day 20

This mantra invokes the divine light of grace to fill your life. With this mantra, the light of grace enters at the top of your head and transforms every cell in your body, every thought, and every feeling.

Twam Eva Sarvam – Day 21

This mantra means “my true self is the essence and source of all that is good and valuable.” Spirit is your mother, father, friend, lover, wisdom, joy, and abundance. This mantra connects your spiritual heart to the universe as something personal and intimate.

Aham Brahmasmi – Day 22

This mantra affirms the universality of your individuality. It means “I am the wholeness of existence; my consciousness is the same as the consciousness of the universe.” This mantra affirms that the true nature of your self is the wholeness of the universe. Your Being resonates as the truth of cosmic existence.