Become More Effective by Finding Peace

Everyone is multi-tasking these days. They are tethered to their “Crackberries,” iPhones, iPads, smart phones and computers, so they are sending eMails at all hours. Even when they are supposed to be “at leisure,” they are mailing and texting during meals at restaurants, movies, baseball games, family outings, while driving, during classroom lectures, in the bathroom (both public and private), and in some cases, even during sex.

Years ago, there was a promise that technology would make us more productive. There are some ways in which it has made us more productive — I can edit this article without having to type it over from scratch, as I would have done before word processing programs existed. I can sell my domain names to people halfway around the world by using the internet, eMail and PayPal.

But there is a dark side — technology has enabled “spammers” to fill our in boxes with masses of junk. In some cases, the junk mail is so overwhelming that it causes people to lose their important messages among the spam.

Technology promised to give us more leisure time, as well. Presumably, the more leisure time was a result of having gotten all of our work done earlier than before. However — studies have shown that people (who are fortunate enough to have a job these days) are working more hours than ever. Obviously, in the workplace, one must do the bidding and put out all the little “fires” that the employer commands. But it is well documented that people end up doing a lot of things poorly when required to multi-task all the time. The human brain is not structured for it.

Yesterday, I saw a woman walking through a traffic-filled parking lot into a store. She had a baby cradled in her right arm, a toddler by the hand with her left arm, and her neck was bent to hold the cell phone between her ear and shoulder so she could carry on a conversation. There is no way she was giving adequate attention to either child. She was not watching for traffic as she crossed. But she was deeply engaged in a phone call that pulled most of her attention elsewhere.

The sad thing is that most people are unaware that they are performing poorly on multiple tasks. They don’t have that insight because too much of their brain is occupied trying to multi-task. And it is becoming evident that all of these short bursts of technological communication are making many people attention deficient.

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Doing the Impossible

Today is the 41st anniversary of the first person walking on the moon. Less than 8 years earlier, on September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy gave the “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech announcing plans to go to the Moon before the end of the decade.

What an ambitious task! Especially in retrospect. Given the technology of 48 years ago when the announcement was made and 41 years ago when Apollo 11 went to the moon, it seems like they did the impossible. We have 10 times more memory and computing power in the average smart phone today than the astronauts had on their spaceship. Can you imagine using your iPhone or BlackBerry as your only computing resource for space travel?

Henry Ford is credited with saying, “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” NASA, the astronauts and their support systems believed they could achieve this monumental goal in the 1960s.

Most people alive today do not remember Apollo 11. They have grown up watching Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, etc. They think of warp drives, worm holes, “Beam me up, Scotty,” and cloaking devices as the technologies that go with space travel. Apollo 11 had none of that and yet they made it to the moon, and to me the more amazing part — they made it back to Earth safely!

Here is the launch:

And the first moon walk.

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David Wilcock on 2012

This is a presentation given by David Wilcock on September 19, 2009.

The title of this presentation is 2012: Return to Camelot.

Wilcock talks about upcoming changes to DNA related to the changes coming in 2012, weaving together ancient prophecies and quantum physics.

It’s over two hours but you will might it fascinating.

Text Copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young

Quantum Physics & Consciousness

Quantum Physics tells us that everything in the universe only exists as possibilities or probabilities. They often call it “waves of possibility.”

Everything exists as a possibility, but only APPEARS to exist as a reality when the observer, through conscious choice, chooses a possibility — collapsing the wave into a single possibility.

I have always wondered why we keep choosing the same reality — continuing the same narrative — especially when it is a reality we want to change. I am still working on that one — how do we switch from an illusion that does not please us to an illusion that does? It seems like memory is a critical part of it.

Amit Goswami, Ph.D has written several books, including “The Self-Aware Universe.” He explains this stuff very well, so I am including some videos by him and Joe Dispenza to explain it. Joe Dispenza describes it from a slightly different point of view, and the addition of his brain-scientist point of view makes it more understandable.

Text Copyright © 2010 by Victoria Young

Amit Goswami Part 1 of 3

Amit Goswami Part 2 of 3

Amit Goswami Part 3 of 3

Joe Dispenza Part 1 of 3

Joe Dispenza Part 2 of 3

Joe Dispenza Part 3 of 3

Imagination — Your Most Powerful Tool

Today is Pi day. It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Albert!

I have a poster with a portrait of Albert Einstein on it. Underneath the image, it says “Imagination is more important than Knowledge.” What a mighty statement! When I first got it (around 1980)I loved the statement but thought of it as a sort of “artistic” statement. Imagination, the creative, artistic act outweighed knowledge, the scientific element.

Now, because I understand that my thoughts create my reality, I know that imagination is far more important than knowledge. Imagination represents what is possible. Knowledge represents what we have observed or been told is true. Imagination is infinite. Knowledge is finite. Imagination is not limited by what we believe is possible. Imagination is a tool by which we can expand and grow our reality beyond “what is” now. Knowledge defines the boundaries of limitation.

I remember when I asked my guidance about a situation that had occurred (around 1985). I asked, “Was that real or was it just my imagination?” Spirit replied, “Why do you think there is a difference?” That was an “aha” moment for me. It was only my limited, unimaginative thinking that thought there was a difference.

I’ve heard that Einstein was an inductive reasoner. I am an inductive reasoner, so that idea interested me. Books will tell you that an inductive reasoner tends to go from the specific to the broad whereas deductive reasoners go from the broad to the specific. Inductive reasoning is more open and intuitive, seeing relationships among things observed. Deductive reasoning is more plodding and methodical, testing each step along the way, as in the scientific method.

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Luminous Beings in Disguise

For a long time (over 30 years) my guides have referred to us as Luminous Beings. They say we are all luminous, every one of us. I thought understood what they were saying, related to our true nature being energy, etc.

Recently I have had a different notion about it. I realize that what my guides were saying is literally true. It is not a metaphor or a nice image. We really are Luminous Beings.

I was watching a David Wilcock video and he referred to our luminous bodies as being who we really are. He also gave some physical description of our luminous bodies. Something in his description caused me to access a “knowing” within me that started over 30 years ago.

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Science and the Taboo of PSI

Dean Radin is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). You may remember him from “What the Bleep Do We Know?” Radin is the author of “The Conscious Universe” (1997) and “Entangled Minds” (2006).

He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Psychology. Dr. Radin has used the blending of these sciences to study psychic phenomena (psi), effects of consciousness on measurable reality, etc.

Here is a video of a lecture he gave entitled “Science and the Taboo of PSI.” It’s over an hour long — think of it as getting to go to that conference for free.

This one cannot be embedded, so you have to click in the center of the image after you click on the “Play” button.

Text copyright © 2009 by Victoria Young