On May, 2011

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Out From Under the Divine Thumb of La Medicina: Part II & 1/2

I think truth is something that resonates with you only if you're ready to experience it. This is the main reason we have discord in the world. So many different perceptions of, and perspectives on, truth. Some people are completely unaware of it – some don’t want to know it - some are in the space of 'I don't understand it' - some struggle with the apparent subjectivity of it - and still others are aware of truth and yet choose to deny it and thus operate from a place of hypocrisy. What I find interesting is that we all occupy these various orientations to truth simultaneously – albeit in relation to different objects and stories.

Here is a beautiful video clip on YouTube that deals with one person’s experience of (ultimate) truth. If you're having trouble viewing the embedded video below, you can go here on YouTube to view it: http://youtu.be/L4PZL7wg_g4

I have tried as best as I’m able - to experience and thus discern the real truths of this world. I think this is vitally important in this time that’s so rife with mass manipulation, media distraction, ultra-sophisticated marketing, consumerist programming, complicated subjectivity, and institutionalized deception. Truth isn’t always readily obvious – you have to dig a little deeper - sometimes a lot deeper. And how do you know something is true versus that which isn’t? Is it only a point of perception, of perspective? Is there an ultimate truth? These are bigger questions to ponder (Advaita Vedanta), but what I feel is possible in our day-to-day lives is to experience our own truth and closely align it with greater-and-greater truths (that resonate with us) until one day there is only the one truth. For me, this means diligently challenging the status quo and my own ideas, perspectives, resolute positions, and fears – to find as Baba Ram Dass once said, the perspective of “no place to stand.” That’s the place of truth, of true freedom.

I was honored to have some of my recent writing featured on The Shaman’s Well. In this particular article I continue the “download” from La Selva, La Medicina, La Madre and my experiences in Peru with Curandero Vegetalista Orlando Chujandama at Mushuk Pakarina. The article is entitled, “The Maha Integrative Technologies of Amazonian Plant Medicine and Orlando Chujandama” and I sincerely hope it contains a grain of truth as I have experienced it – so that it may resonate with you as well.

March 9, 2011 - The day the Mayan Ninth Wave of Unity Consciousness began - it is the start of the shift into the 9th wave of the Mayan calendar. It lasts 260 days. From now on we’re going to experience life at 18X speed. Each timeframe takes only 20 days instead of 360 as were used to since 1999. As the evolution of consciousness accelerates, we will experience the shift differently, depending on our perceptions, intentions and conditioning. One thing seems clear: what will happen is up to us. So it’s important to take some time to purify the mind, open our hearts, and align with the soul and higher truth and connect with others who are consciously making this journey in service to all beings.

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OM Shantih,