System’s senior slaves no longer so sure

I saw an interview of one of my former colleagues on a Canadian TV channel.

The old chap – let’s call him Gerald – is head of a major oil company’s Canadian affiliate involved in the exploitation of tar sands.

Having known Gerald pretty well, I wasn’t in the least surprised to see how smoothly he handled this delicate interview focusing on the high ecological impacts and economic stakes of tar sands.

Gerald knows his stuff. He didn’t elude questions and gave straight, clear answers. He was open and smiling without that repulsive cheesy grin of so many corporate folks.

But I wondered what was really going on in his mind when he delivered perfectly the message in line with the system’s logic. In fact I have a pretty good feeling of what it was.

Better than most, Gerald knows what exploitation of tar sands entails: destroying forests the size of several countries to prolong by a mere few years an absurdly wasteful overconsumption of oil, not to mention using and polluting huge quantities of water. Sheer madness,”justified” only by the grab now and f… all mentality of the ruling elite.

Like millions of others in all sectors of the global economy, Gerald has a contract with the system. In his case a very rewarding contract. I’m pretty sure it’s not just the money that attracts him: it is also the challenge of running a complex operation with interesting technical and managerial problems. He’s a highly educated and technically competent individual, a sort of athlete in the corporate world. His ego is large, and perhaps still growing.

But he must wonder how he came to put his skills at the service of a predatory destructive activity with no positive contribution to general harmony.

These days high ranking slaves of the system are facing colossal contradictions that will tear their minds apart. Because we’re nearing climax in the arrogant brutality of human history. Roman centurions were arrogant, so was Attila, and aristocrats, but nowadays there is the layer of supposedly all powerful technology on top of traditional arrogance. So we have a sense of superiority, uniqueness, me first, others don’t matter, nothing matters except me, technology serves me, it’s clever, like me… and at the bottom of it all fear, terror.

I don’t dislike or despise Gerald, on the contrary I have lot of compassion and wish him well.

To the thousands and millions of hard working slaves of the system I dedicate a sincere ho’oponopono : “I love you, I ‘m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you”.

But this in no way codones or excuses what they do.

Fear not, send kindness to all including arm dealers and pharma salesmen.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

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From placebos to self healing

A placebo is a cheat with remarkably positive effects. You are given a pill containing no active substance, but you firmly believe it is a real medicine…and it works. Triggered by belief, your neurones send messages to various organs and these generate the hormones, chemicals, tissues or whatever is needed for recovery. All natural, no harmful side effects. The strength of placebos is well documented by mainstream science.

But could belief with similarly positive effects be induced in our neurones without having to be cheated?

Yes, definitely, but under one important condition: belief must be genuine and complete. Nagging doubts spoil the mechanism.

Ah. Here the sceptics will jump and briskly dismiss the whole idea as old magic practices rooted in credulity and ignorance. Note, by the way, that the word “sceptics” is a gross misnomer for people who routinely accept any piece of misinformation from the establishment without much if any critical analysis. But let’s leave this aside.

Thoughts can set physical processes in motion in the body; this is well established and recognised by official science. Thoughts of resentment, despair, hatred …lead to various ailments, sometimes very serious. On the other hand, thoughts of optimism, joy, gratitude, forgiveness…. do reinforce the body’s natural resistance.

Furthermore, recent studies have shown that the altered state of consciousness attained through meditation not only calms the mind but leads to more regular heart activity, improved digestion, better skin condition, stronger immune system, etc.

All this is good news, but does it provide a sufficient basis for effective natural healing relying mainly on positive thoughts?

The answer is entirely linked to the worldview you choose to adopt.

In the materialist worldview, physical things follow a cold mechanistic logic, with few if any influences of the mind, and on the contrary thoughts themselves are seen as solely based on a sophisticated physical mechanism as yet largely unexplained. From that perspective it is hard to imagine that pure thoughts could do the trick when required; reliable cure has to come from medical procedures, either with chemicals or natural remedies.

In the holistic, energy and consciousness based worldview, thoughts are expressions of universal awareness. They are totally intertwined with energy flows. What appears to us as “material” is structured energy. Structured dynamically by information, which itself originates in consciousness. This is a model of metaphysics. It is consistent with hard science, but it goes further in that it is enriched by intuition.

Self healing is part of total opening to intuitive guidance. Overcoming specific ailments, however satisfactory and important per se, is far from the whole story. The consequences of trusting intuition to receive guidance from universal source are wide and far reaching. Life is fundamentally changed. Relations with oneself, one’s own body, other people, other creatures, situations, events are experienced in a totally new way, lighter, deeper, freer, more serene.

There are quite a few practitioners, writers and teachers of intuitive self healing and more generally intuitive guidance. Here is one I know through someone close to me: Inna Segal, an Australian lady originally from Belarus. She has a written a very clear and well structured book. Her site is at http://www.innasegal.com/

When you improve your own health and life trajectory through non egotist self healing, you radiate to the world. With more power than you can imagine.

Fear not, take a sip of good wine and open your heart.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

Technology of the dark according to SW

I really love this piece by Stuart Wilde, so I reproduce it here below.

For the original, go to http://www.stuartwilde.com/2012/11/technology-of-the-dark/

Technology of the Dark

Technology is a left-brain force that seeks to establish miraculous powers—dark ones for the most part. It’s the left-brain mimicking and striving for the transcendence of the right brain.

For example, imaging systems that spy on us from satellites above attempt to replicate remote viewing and extra-sensory perception. The space-walk mimics the out-of-body experience. Mobile phones are technology’s version of telepathy. Television is the attempt to copy the omnipresence of god that is everywhere at the same time. Massive computers that crunch information on citizen’s personal details attempt to imitate the all-knowing, the omnipotence of god. Genetic engineering seeks the god-like power to create life; plastic surgery is the act of the aging, egocentric human, hoping for immortality.

Angelic beings in the higher dimensions have a celestial immortality; the transdimensional ghouls that are earth-bound here, don’t have it. They die for a lack of energy as we do. Immortality is the one thing they would give everything for. A human’s desire for the same immortality is in fact a ghoulish expression of our inner darkness. That is why seeking immortality drives lots of medical research, like the work on stem cells, for example. Immortality is alluring. And of course the promise of immortality is the central tenet (lie) of all organized religions.

Supremacy, control, specialness, chosen people, blue bloods, VIPs, business and political associations, members and non-members, the jet-set and the in-crowd, along with the selling of glamour, are all shadow manifestations of the would-be immortalist inside of us. The point of the “us and them” mentality is that the “them people” are lowly humans whose destiny is to die, and the “us people” are elevated humans that imagine they belong to a higher spirituality, and that they won’t die. Or, if they do die they are told they will be transported to a special heaven with other “us” people. The spiritual elevation of the chosen few is the left-brain’s attempt to effortlessly raise the ego up toward redemption and a spiritual transcendence.

Each of these manifestations of the mind of the elitist, the would-be immortal human, is fed to us from another place by the madness of the transdimensional ghouls. These are real beings like you and me; they have an evolution and an identity and they project energy to us from with their world, which is at 240° round the compass if you are facing north, and below you at a tangent of 45° downwards. What we see in our world are the pomposities of the demonic-mind that would mimic transcendence because it has lost its spirituality and become cold and evil.

The ghouls descended and lost their power eons ago, just as our human evolution is also descending gradually. For a while we may have made advances in medical knowledge, high-tech bombs and sneaky technologies that give our rulers an absolute power over us, in fact our spirituality is fading. The sun is setting on our collective soul, as we fall backwards into the cold arms of the ghouls. The only protection we ever had was our warmth and that was cleverly programmed out of most people with television.

Hundreds of millions of humans have already been abducted mentally by the ghouls, who use the abductees for heat, while they wait for them to die so their spirits will be added to the ghouls’ numbers, to enhance their world, their hopes and dreams. It’s a form of farming. Tricky ideas are projected from within the dark Second World into the minds of man, drip, drip . Television is used to help the process along. It’s a numbers game. Some humans resist and they stay warm and they say “no” and millions say, “yes”, for the elitist searching for immortality will cling to any straw. The pulse of the ghouls, their sentiments if you like, are very clever in that they play to one’s self-importance. It feels good to many to imagine they are chosen and special, it makes them feel important, the more important the ego feels, the safer it feels.

Technology could have been used just for the greater good but it became a destructive power, wielded by ice-cold humans that are indentured to a horror they know little if anything about. Eventually the microchip will not only watch our every move but it will be inserted in humans shortly after birth as the ultimate monitoring device, humans will lose their individuality to enter a drone-like existence as programmed killers for the state, in effect they will become robotic assets of warring states.

This programming is already being achieved today without the implant by brainwashing citizens into believing they are threatened by an outside force—non-existent al Qaeda bombers for example. Just as Hitler convinced the German people via the radio that Communist Reds were infiltrating society to take over the fatherland. Today the fatherland is called the Homeland—same rubbish, different incarnation.

But the good news is that although technology could eventually allow for a soul crushing existence for ordinary humans, the microchip is vulnerable to a surge in electromagnetic energy. The entire global control system could burn out in a flash. I don’t think the left-brain is allowed to grant itself transcendence, and perhaps the technological lock-down of humanity will not be allowed by the spiritual powers-that-be.

My old teacher said that at the time of Atlantis they developed a silicone implant that was inserted in the spine of citizens as a control mechanism. Strangely, he told me about the silicone chip almost ten years before the chip was invented, rather clever I’d say. He went on to say that the silicon chip of the Atlanteans was the reason why they were destroyed. He said they were eliminated by a pole shift. I have no idea how he knew that, or if my ol’ teacher was right or not, but it all sounded jolly encouraging.

Technology will become rancid as it attempts to subjugate the world, and it may succeed to a certain degree, but its ultimate fate is to falter and leave the controllers stranded.

Many thanks to Stuart Wilde for this illuminating post.

Fear not, remember the lamp of the wicked shall be put out, no matter how sophisticated it looks.

Love,

Leo

First anniversary

When I started this blog a year ago I was still a beginner in metaphysics and spirituality.

But I had done quite a bit of research on key facets of “the crisis”.

Enough at any rate to have reached the firm conviction that society’s dominant mode of thinking is strictly incapable of delivering credible “solutions” to the crisis.

The only way forward, I thought, is to look for a completely different approach, one that would undoubtedly entail insight into the subtle side of existence. And I felt compelled by a sort of inner force to participate in the quest for that new paradigm.

For some time I had already been on a strange journey of research, writing, and experiencing.

The latter proved the most essential and most challenging because it involves trusting intuition and letting go of deeply encrusted beliefs.

You don’t learn intuition like you learn maths or grammar, through the exercise of deductive reasoning and memory. You only discover intuition and develop it through experience. Books, videos, guided workshops can help to a certain extent. But in the end, it’s your readiness to open your mind and your heart which allows this amazing faculty to grow in you.

My first awakening to intuition had occurred about ten years ago. At the time I was on the management board of a “business unit” owned by a very large corporation. The business unit was in the process of being sold off and I had to find another position within the larger group.

While actively looking for a new job I realised that, however proactive my search, at 55, I needed “a bit of luck”. In other words it didn’t all depend on me. I wasn’t in control. Having no choice but to accept dependency on a higher something changed me deep inside.

Looking for a job involves lots of phone calls and e-mails. In my new mindset I developed the following routine: whenever I had a draft e-mail ready to be sent, I first paused and listened carefully to the inner “little voice”. If it said yes, I would send the mail straight away, if it said no I would wait. And I did the same before making any phone call.

I soon noticed that every time the little voice said no, something justifying the delay turned up, like some new information, or the fact that the other person contacted me first. Conversely each time I acted without delay having received a green light from the inner voice, things turned out well. Not once did I have any reason to regret the inner voice’s discreet guidance.

Another remarkable thing occurred at that time. It was a stressful transition period and I used to walk before lunch to try and relax. Perhaps because I was in a mindset of acceptance I did manage to relax surprisingly well during these walks. To such an extent even that I experienced the first instances of perfectly clear vision without wearing glasses.

This was extraordinary as I had been short sighed since pre adolescence and regularly suffered from tensions around the eyes. But during these walks, without glasses, I felt new agreeable sensations in the muscles and nerves around the eyes and I had brief moments of perfect natural vision where I could see all details usually completely blurred . It was wonderful and very encouraging. Just what I needed in a period of great uncertainty.

Finally I got a new job. I continued to try and pay attention to intuition and to seek deep relaxation, but being again on a more “normal” patch brought back old habits of giving too much importance to non essential stuff and not being properly connected to the inner voice and subtle body sensations.

The new job consisted in liaising with agencies and analysts looking at environmental, social and governance issues from the point of view of financial investors. This unusual position in between finance and the soft side of business was an excellent observation point to see how the system really works. It was exceptionally revealing. And it set me on a path of personal research into the key interactions between the economy, finance, ecology, society and technological change.

End 2007 I had the opportunity to participate in a major international conference held in the European Parliament in Brussels on the theme of “Beyond GDP”. Hundreds of experts from all over the world were gathered to discuss how macro economic indicators could account for environmental degradation and societal evolution. The debates were fascinating, but nothing practical came out. A few months later, the financial crisis struck a mighty blow to the entire edifice of finance and growth obsessed economics.

I pursued my own research with renewed ardour in the now sure knowledge that a phenomenon absolutely unprecedented in human history was happening and developing rapidly.

While it had become quite clear that the dynamics of this global multifaceted crisis were unstoppable as long as dominant mentalities remained what they were and had been for millennia, I also started to suspect that something more profound and more subtle was at play on our planet.

I began to take a serious interest in alternative thinking and knowledge: spirituality, esoteric traditions, parapsychology, dowsing, etc.

Although I had been eating organic for many years, had used the services of acupuncturists, osteopaths and homeopaths, and had always been interested in the big questions on the meaning of life, I was still largely a materialist. Not that I had much interest in flashy cars or expensive gadgets, but in the sense that I considered that what we see is more or less all there is, and that what is not yet known will some day be discovered and explained by science.

But gradually it downed on me that the materialist vision is extraordinarily restrictive, totally at odds with evidence experienced through life and far from rational.

Little by little I began to question every belief I had been led to take for granted for most of my life.

Could we rationally maintain that we knew and understood reality when perceptions through our five senses are so limited compared to the vast, infinite subtlety of the universe?

Was there any sense in assuming that things just happen by chance when it is quite obvious that synchronicities with a minute probability occur frequently and in a way that clearly points to conscious intention?

As explained earlier I had already experienced the power of intuition, but now I realised that intuition expressed itself in more ways than one: through synchronicities, through symbols, through every event of life, big or small, through changes in the body, pain, disease, fatigue, …or energy and pleasurable sensations. Techniques such as dowsing could help amplify the messages of intuition.

The absolute folly of fragmenting knowledge in separated disciplines buried in silos hit me like a punch in the face. It doesn’t make any sense, and yet the whole system of education and the academic and scientific community are organised on the basis of fragmentation, separation, clans, power bastions guarded by egos and vested interests.

The entire mode of thinking of our civilisation appears deeply flawed. It is a legacy of centuries, millennia of a fragmented, myopic, anthropocentric worldview. Dogmas inspired by power seeking and beliefs endorsed by ego have interfered with honest rationality and pushed aside intuition.

In June 2011 I attended a conference and spiritual retreat at Findhorn in Scotland, a place famous in the new Age / new though arena. We were among like minded people. There was much kindness, hugging, laughter and honest querying, and a few gentle tears. A vast majority of attendants were women, like in all events where the subtle side of existence takes precedence over narrow materialism and the obsessions of ego.

Although the event brought fresh lights and confirmed things I had already discovered through my own journey, it left largely unanswered the question of how to deal with the dark side of life while nurturing an attitude aligned on pure love and harmony.

Teachers in spirituality based healing and personal development focus on guidance provided by a benevolent universe. Great, I buy into that totally. But, can we concentrate on our own healing and personal improvement while the world around us, as opposed to the universe, is heading to disaster? While a corrupt elite keeps lying, manipulating and repressing with ever more harshness?

I greatly respect the teachings of Deepak Chopra, Eckart Tolle, Doreen Virtue and many others emphasising the positive, but at the same time I am attentive to the controversial metaphysical research of David Icke on the conspiracy front.

The crux of the matter is that while healing and life improvement through spirituality is all about releasing fear, resentment and despair and connecting to beauty, harmony and kindness to self and others, it has to be practised at a time of turbulent transition where negativity on planet earth looks like reaching a paroxystic high.

We all need to learn how to navigate through this transition. To navigate honourably, without a “me first on the rescue boat” attitude, with honesty, and a sense of wholeness, of deep respect for nature. This, in fact, is what my blog is about.

The first post was published on 31st October 2011. Nearly 120 have been published since. Their list appears on the page “blog”.

While recognising the primacy of intuition, I still like to use the tool of deductive reasoning to analyse limited bits and pieces. So there are frequent posts dealing with the world economy and finance, with their collateral effects on nature and society. And quite a few exposing the dominant system’s propaganda regarding a wide array of issues spanning from 9/11 to vaccination.

In the future, I guess there will more posts relating to self healing, healthy eating, communication with animals. And also more posts on metaphysics addressed in an accessible, practical and enjoyable way.

We are at a turning point in human history, everyone can feel it. Some honest materialists do their best to analyse the failure of the dominant system and expose official lies and manipulation. But they soon find themselves pretty stuck.

Real progress can only come from critical mass spiritual change. Light workers try to offer help and guidance. I am trying to be one of them.

Finally, a book will eventually appear. I can’t tell you when.

Fear not, always feel welcomed to this site.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

The law of failing control

The bottom line of materialist thinking is constant obsession with trying to control things. But all attempts of controlling any aspect of life always fail in the end.

In attempting to control, materialists have to start by dividing the world into mechanical components. They then develop models of how these mechanical components work. That is called science.

From the assumed understanding provided by science they devise methods and technologies to influence the natural course of events.

The basic flaw in the materialist approach is to ignore the wholeness of existence, its infinite vastness and subtlety, and do as if it was possible to divide it into small compartments to which deductive reasoning could be applied separately.

Nevertheless, despite its root weakness, fragmented materialist thinking does manage to produce spectacular achievements.

Sending a rocket in space, creating a computer, keeping a premature baby alive are all impressive accomplishments of modern science and technology.

But all of them have unintended consequences which ultimately overshadow initial assumed benefits.

So many rockets have been sent in orbits that space around the earth is now littered with tonnes of satellite debris which create a real danger for cosmonauts.

Computers are marvellous, but generalised computerization is turning sections of human society into bunches of insensitive blind robots.

Keeping a premature baby alive may be great, but what happens when too premature babies are maintained in an artificial existence without anybody questioning why the foetus wanted to get away.

There are many examples of the same pattern: science and technology enable us to create a particular object or procedure seen as promising. Production of the object or application of the procedure is repeated on an ever bigger scale. People involved in them develop vested interests in going always further. They obfuscate collateral damage, deliberately or unconsciously. Finally unintended consequences of every particular type of object or procedure interact with those of thousands of other products and procedures. The end game is systemic chaos.

The futility of trying to control can also be experienced at the individual level. Try and reflect calmly about the succession of events in your life and in the lives of people you know. Notice how things always turn very different from what had been planned.

In fact, the urge to control is a manifestation of ego.

The ego sees itself as separate from universal oneness. It sees itself as different, special. From the vision of specialness comes the idea of one’s right to use other people, nature, anything for one’s own assumed advantage. And the rest flows from there. Arrogance, manipulation, lies, hard intrusive technologies, violence, repression…etc.

Trying to control and failing is part of our experience. We need to have had the experience to appreciate the vacuity of ego, and finally take the big step of intuitive “let go”.

Let go into complete trust in the universe, let go into kindness, non judgment, pure love.

Fear not, feel your lightness.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

Skiing on snow from sewage

Here is a perfect illustration of the abyss between the materialist worldview and the holistic paradigm upheld by native tribes and others:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/us/arizona-ski-resorts-sewage-plan-creates-uproar.html?hpw

In a nutshell, expansion plans of a ski resort in the San Francisco Peaks include clear-cutting 74 acres of forest and piping treated sewage effluent onto a mountain to make snow.

The plans are opposed by a coalition of environmental groups and 13 American Indian tribes, which consider the mountain sacred and view the wastewater snow as a desecration.

A federal appeal court just ruled in favour of the ski resort’s plans.

Now remember the magic of water (see post The subtle structures of water published on 7 June 2012) and try and imagine the disharmony of the structures in the sewage based snow.

But, for the materialists, given the effects of climate change ski resorts will need low cost artificial snow to keep up with the winter sport calendar and survive economically.

Fear not, enjoy the sight of snow when it falls from the sky.

Love,

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

Winners and losers

Here is a very clear talk on “who is winning and who is losing” by independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

While he focuses on the US, the essence of his talk also applies to the UK, to most of continental Europe, and to many other countries.

The shocking situation described here is only the logical consequence of the materialist world view, and its attendant fear, greed, competition and glorification of power.

Fear not, keep being informed.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

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