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Malcolm X Park x Bali Daisha

Washington DC … my friend Daisha made note that I’m in Dc quite often these days. It’s a nice in between place before getting to New York! In about a week Daisha will be flying off to Bali for a 6 month yoga teacher training. Im excited for her to start a brand new adventure. Traveling let’s us see life from a different space. We had to link up once more before she goes and it happened to be a drum circle popping off at Malcolm X park. The energy was high and the circle instantly brought back memories of Central Park drum circles I would go to years ago.

It was great to seeing those I rock with the most as usual! It took us 5 minutes to setup the camera for these lil shots so appreciate it! The people walking up the steps watched us fumbling around with iPhone cameras and negro rigged tripods had a laugh. We made plans to link up on that side of the world once our planets align!

The Mystical Breath

The Spiritual Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Volume VII – In an Eastern Rose Garden

THE MYSTERY OF BREATH

To a mystic the subject of breath is the deepest of all the subjects with which mysticism or philosophy is concerned, because breath is the most important thing in life. The very life of man is breath. He lives in the presence of breath, and in the absence of breath man is called a corpse. After death the organs of the body are just the same as before; the only thing that is lacking is breath.

Breath is that within ourselves which keeps all the parts of the body in connection with one another, working together, depending upon one another; it is that which enables man to move, to put his muscles into action, to keep the whole mechanism of the body at work. There is no other force or power concerned with all this than the power of breath.

Mystics know that it is regularity of breath that brings good health; that irregularity of breath is the cause of all illness. Many teachers and students of physical culture know that it is not the exercises and practices of this culture that cause the muscles to develop, that impart strength and vigor to the body. They know, as did the ancient mystics in India, that it is a matter of the breath. To practice for one moment with the help of the breath will do more than a whole day’s exercises carried on without considering the help of the breath. In the latter case the muscles cannot be developed, whereas in the former case the physical body is easily developed with little physical practice. That this is true, is easily shown by looking at the porters at railway-stations in India. If physical labor were the only thing needed to develop muscles, would they not all be veritable Sandows?1

In India we can study particularly well how men work with heavy things. Sometimes a man will carry on his shoulder a burden that it would ordinarily be impossible for a man of his physique to carry. Yet such a man cannot only lift it, but he will walk with it. And when one watches him one will find that the secret lies in his way of breathing. If he did not breathe correctly he could not possibly carry such a weight over the shortest distance. There was in India a man called Rama Muti. He could lift elephants and stop motorcars running at speed. When this man, who was not extraordinary in build, was asked where he got his gigantic strength, for he looked like an ordinary human being, not like a monster, he said, ‘You know, and yet you do not know. The secret lies in the breath, which is all power.’

Read the full article on https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/VII/VII_13.htm

Book Select – How to Change Your Mind

I’ve been meaning to post this book after hearing about it on a podcast with Joe. I noticed the person next to me on the plane was reading it. He thought it would an interesting read being he just made it back from Japan after serving 9 months in jail for LSD. More coincidences like this are more confirmation that I should be starting this podcast ASAP. Everyone has an experience to tell.

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. 

Available on Amazon

Giant Golden Buddha

I’ve been thinking and getting more encouragement to begin sharing some of the good stories I have in the book of life. Many of them experiences everyone can relate to and some not so relatable one of a kind. I think I will be doing a podcast “Introducing the Cube” and I want to start the first episode talking about that one time my friend Jenny surprised me by bringing me inside a temple in China town that I’ve walked past every day after eating a handful of mushrooms. I like the way the audio sounds on iPhone so I may wing it from the good ol X for now but either way be on the look out for the cubes.

The Crystal Mountain

The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)

The Crystal Mountain (28° 26′ E and 27° 39′ N) between the oasis Bahariya and Farafra, northern of the White Desert, Egypt.

The Crystals are probably Barite (Schwerspat, BaSO4) and/or Calcite crystals (CaCO3). The hill was opened during works at the road from Farafra to Bahariya by accident and destroyed in part.

The hill is not a paleokarst cave with columnar-shaped stalagmites. It is a subvolcanic vault, which was emerged probably during the Oligocene age. The visible layers are e.g. White Desert limestone of the Khoman Fm.* (Late Cretaceous age), as well as a younger coal seam and hydrothermal impregnated reddish to brownish ferruginous layers. The strata are broken or brecciated and intensely with each other folded.

It is to be ascertained intense heat. The coal seam e.g. was transformed to anthracite. The crystals have increased out of climbed hydrovolcanic solutions. The hot solutions were high concentrated with BaSO and/or CaCao, which had been solved from the sediments. The solutions have penetrated into all cavities. After cooling of the solutions the crystals could increase. It were formed columns or round domes with crystals within.

The Barite veins are widely distributed to the south of Gebel El Hafhuf which is composed of a rock sequence including sandstone, shale, limestone, phosphatic limestone and phosphatic calcareous sandstone. This succession is capped by the Oligo-Miocene basaltic sheet which takes the form of open circle of about 20 m thickness.

The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)
The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)
The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)
The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)
The Crystal Mountain in Egypt (Photos)Read more at Geologyin

Moments of Synchronicity

Feel where you would like to be mentally then you may arrive physically. The universe has a sense of humor that I can’t seem to one up. Long story short, 3 things I never do led to this moment of peace.

  1. Randomly add someone from fb,

2. Volunteer to meet the person I just added &

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Following intuition can be far from what you would normally do but if you listen it can lead you to where you didn’t see or feel yourself arriving. When I saw Shante make an update about being in Atlanta on a cross country journey something told me to leave a comment/invitation for a photo shoot. Due to the weather being rainy for the next couple days we decided to meet same day.  We coordinated in little five points and the adventure began! The first stop was the crystal shop that I always see and never go in then we made our way back to the park for a impromptu photo session.  Along the way Shante’s son displayed his directing skills. From organizing random crowds of people to the casual dog walker. Everyone seemed to comply effortlessly. sr-4sr-3 sr-5 sr-6 sr-7
It was definitely an expected/unexpected connection! We spoke about a wide array of topics like her plan to relocate somewhere amazing,  plans for the future, entheogen experiences and getting a camera for her son!   After Shante’s son proved he was good via Iphone photos I handed him my camera and let him take a quick shot of his mother and the one below is what he captured. Could be my favorite shot! video coming soon possibly, I feel like I may need to save that footage for when we record more! EyeBeenHer documentary coming soon? who knowwws….

The suns perspective of mother
The suns perspective of mother

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Be Metaphysical: Reason to Exist

Yoga, meditation, Orbs of light, visions, ringing of the ears, endless dreams, crystal grids, astral projection, entheogenic journeys …. The list goes on.

Sometimes I wonder if everyone is experiencing these unexplainable happenings but its seems like a small handful.  All of these perspectives/experiences can be a bit overwhelming to comprehend while still seeming normal and maintaining day to day life. Finding the 2% of people that can relate to your experiences is a journey. It would be helpful if more people on social media would share these experience but for the most part the yogis/ppl I follow are 49% namaste 50% vegan cheese & 1% sharing their personal experiences of the less physical or unexplainable. Hollywood even decided to cash in on the metaphysical aspects of existence and whipped up Dr Strange to wet the imagination of weekend meditators.  Either way, how do you find balance between the known, the unknown, Inner and outer world etc

There are times where a night of sleep is welcomed over what feels like endless lucid dreaming. I’ve had enough unexplainable experiences to appreciate the simple parts of life like swimming and simply reading a book. When I tap into realms of the mind and often go into meditative practices daily it feels like I have to do things to stay grounded in this reality like eat a heavy meal or engage in a physically demanding activity.  What is it all for? sometimes that thought leads me to a simple idea, everyone is on this planet and eventually we leave. I think experience of all forms, places, people, dimensions is the essence and or “reason” of existence. Why would you need a reason to exist?  Some things just are.  Share your experience!   

BioScalar Energy

What is Bioscalar Energy
Electromagnetic energy is the most plentiful constant energy of our universe. It is a part of all structures living and dead, and the atmosphere. We create electromagnetic energies in the atoms of our living cells, which we enhance by the reaction with the atmospheric energy field. We know this expanded energy field as the human aura. Without this biofield life would not exist and there would be only an inner biochemical mix.
To summarize, the bioenergy field is composed of electrical and mechanical energy (frequencies). It comes from the body, passes through the body as waves of energy (frequencies). In its free form it is high in frequencies because its source is atoms. The neurological system is also electromagnetic but the source is neurons, not atoms, giving a much lower frequency spectrum. Whereas the nerve electromagnetism activates muscles, brain, heart and breathing with frequencies from 0 to 25Hz (cycles per second), the human energy field from atoms is measured at about 500Hz (cycles per second) to the frequency of light.
Recently we have discovered another form of electromagnetism that is organized into a different pattern. It is no longer a wave but is changed to a standing or stationary energy. In physics this is called a scalar wave. When it exists inside the body I call it the bioscalar wave. This scalar energy does not flow like waves but it does occupy space and increases in spatial mass. When the space it occupies is sufficient ( this varies with people), the energy expands outward in circles of energy. This energy expanding in circles directly influences the body’s fluid systems, blood and lymphatic.
Lab tests have indicated that red and white cells tend to stick together when there is illness, injury or poor health. According to the famous Max Planck Institute in Germany the scalar energy “unsticks” the cells. Circulation is remarkably improved in lymphatic and blood systems to flow smoothly. Good flow of bodily fluid systems hastens healing. I believe the creation of the bioscalar wave is the essential electromagnetic healing phenomena of all healing procedures.

How to create bioscalar energy
We can create the bioscalar energy inside our bodies by consciously manipulating the environmental electromagnetism in the air we breathe. This is done by focusing on the breathing; imagine each breath as coming from opposite sides (simultaneously) on a straight line into the body. The bioscalar is easier to create if we start our breathing concentration in the chest area.

Create the bioscalar
· Lie down and stretch your arms straight out sideward from you body. On each breath imagine the same frequency of energy coming through each hand into the middle of the body. To insure the same energy in each hand pick a pure primary or secondary color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet or white).
· Visualize that color of energy entering each hand at the same time and bring the energy into the body on inhalation
· On exhalation leave the energy inside your body and just decrease the air so you can take another breath. The same electromagnetic energy inside the body pools in space. The frequencies have canceled each other out, and what is left is a bioscalar stationary energy.
· As you continue your scalar breathing you will become aware that your chest feels full- not of air but of standing scalar energy. Now stop concentrating on your inhalation and you will feel the bioscalar energy expanding outward in circles again, like a stone thrown into still water. This is the automatic action of the scalar wave. It separates the compacted tissue and cells, facilitating the healing phenomenon.
· As you create the bioscalar energy in the central part of the body you will establish an automatic pattern. Stop conscious creation of the scalar and use your mind to tell the energy what you want it to do as it spreads out: to heal the pain, regenerate the tissue, eliminate the bacteria or virus. Be intent here –“command” the energy, don’t just give a passive suggestion.
How long should the bioscalar process take? In the beginning about 30 minutes twice a day. As you become more skillful 10 minutes several times a day should give excellent results. As you become more skillful in creating the scalar, you can try lying on your side and creating the bioscalar also between the back and front of the body, and between the sacrum and occiput.

Read the full Article @ ArizonaEnergy 

7 Conscious Altering Herbs

Herbs and plants are an integral part of the life that exists on our planet on every level.  Plants are our food, our medicine, and are also catalysts to the expansion of our consciousness.  Throughout our daily lives we are more likely to coast by using our automated behaviors and modes to experience our reality, but at night those boundaries are broken down and our spirits fly.  These 7 plant allies can stimulate our consciousness to expand opening us to alternate experiences of reality and new ways of perceiving our selves and surroundings;

ayurvedic plants that make you high

 

1- Xhosa Dream Root – Vivid and Prophetic Dreams
Silene Capensis, or Xhosa Dream root is most associated with the Xhosa people of South Africa who are knows to ingest this herb to induce vivid and prophetic dreams.  This herb is often used by the Xhosa in the initiation rites of shamans and is believed to open up pathways of communication to ones ancestors. It is believed that the ancestors are most likely to communicate in the dream state.  The root is ground into a powder which is mixed with water and drunk in the morning on an empty stomach.  The effects are apparently slow to be induced and will take effect by the nighttime.  According to entheology.com, “The effects of S. capensis usually manifest during sleep as prophetic lucid dream states that are rich with significance.  Individuals do not usually perceive any effects in the waking state, although one individual did report perceiving wavy lines of light in the air about twenty minutes after consuming the root.  The dream state is often compared to going under water by the Xhosa.  Interestingly enough, it is said that the plant has no effects on individuals who are not meant to be diviners.
(Image Source: Silene Capensis)
2- Celastrus Paniculatus – The Elixir of Life
This amazing herb is not only known to promote the incidence of lucid dreaming and dream recollection for those who take it, but has often been called the ‘intellect tree’ because of its long history of use in ayurvedic medicine as an herb to help with mental focus, longevity, and memory.  Users have reported that by adding 10-15 Celastrus paniculatus seeds into their daily regimen, they notice a marked improvement in cognitive function, ability to focus, and sharpness.
(Image Source: Celastrus-Paniculatus)
 3- Blue Lotus – Mind Body Spirit Herb
Blue Lotus was among the most sacred of plants to ancient Egyptins. It grew throughout Egypt where its consciousness-enhancing properties were well known and taken advantage of.  The Blue Lotus was associated with the origins of life and the divine perspective.  According to iamshaman.com the plant was used in Egypt to stimulate the sex drive and, “Egyptian medicinal practitioners also used this flower to stimulate blood flow, and as an anti-aging treatment.  The ancients worshipped Blue Lotus as a visionary plant and it was the symol for the origins of life.  When this flower was soaked in water or wine, and then ingested it acted as an intoxicant.”  Considered very sacred, the Blue Lotus was used to reach euphoric states of visionary consciousness.
(Image Source: Blue Lotus)
4- Wild Asparagus Root – Fly by Night
Wild Asparagus root, according to some old legends throughout Asia, allows the consciousness to fly during sleep.  Journeying into other dimensions and places while asleep are common associations with this adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogenic herbs help the body better adapt themselves to stresses that they face. This herb is also a respiratory and kidney tonic, helping to heal the body while letting the mind soar.
(Image Source: Asparagus Root)
5- African Dream Bean – Master Spirit Connections
Growing along the coasts of Madagascar, Southern Africa, Australia, and Asia, this common bean is used in a wide variety of ways by an array of people groups throughout the world.  Its uses vary from a skin treatment to a food given to teething babies to relieve pain.  However this bean’s most well-known and interesting use is its traditional use in South Africa to induce intense lucid-dreaming states in which a person is able to communicate with the spirit realm.  For its consciousness-altering properties, the meat inside the bean is eaten.
(Image Source: Dream Bean)
6- Mexican Tarragon – Grow a Garden of Herbs for Dreaming
Mexican Tarragon is commonly grown in gardens and used as an herb for flavoring in cooking. Also known as Mexican Marigold, its flowers are associated with Dia De Los Muertos celebrations and observances.  The herb can be used in a variety of ways to induce lucid dreaming from burning as incense, smoking before bedtime, or infused in water as a tea.
(Image Source:  Mexican Tarragon)
7- Mugwort – A Versatile Dreaming Herb
 
 Throughout the ages Mugwort has been a widely used herb in Europe associated with treating digestive or parasitic troubles and as a dream herb.  Mugwort, like Mexican Tarragon, can be smoked, burned as an incense, or drunk as a tea.  Mugwort is known to also stimulate lucid and meaningful dreams.  It can also cause things deep in the subconscious to be exposed during dream-time.
(Image Source: Mugwort Leaf)
Main Image Source: Juan Carlos Taminchi
This list originally appeared on quantumstones.com by Stephanie Lucas

#Eyebreathe Day 2

The challenge has kicked off and is flowing exactly how the breath should!  Everyone is sharing experiences and the different methods of finding focus within your breathing. These are some of the amazing post  from our conscious breathers in the challenge & giveaway!

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Feel free to join the #eyebreathe movement! I’m going to head down to the river for a breath of fresh air!