9 Animal Species That Use Psychoactive Substances In The Wild

1524815_185511901649386_324707819_nDear Friends,
from day to day now, we are tapping deeper into the awareness of our shared reality with the Animal Kingdom. More and more people receive messages by the other world, transported by animal spirits. Reading this article I can’t help but ask myself if this facts might not be helpful for the human race, when we harmonize our energy field with the Animal Kingdom.
Many of the below mentioned animals are well known helper for us, in indigenous traditions identified as Power animals. I like to think, that the Dolphin in it’s  “trance-like state” is able to tap into the energetic field of humanity to charge us with the amazing qualities their lives represent to us. Same for the Jaguars – who are royal animals to many cultures, the Horse – part of Native American inheritance, the Reindeer the same 
for the Nordic countries and Pics  , part of cultural believes worldwide.
So couldn’t it be possible that animals in altered states of awareness also use the same highways of information than humans do and therefor are channeling their characteristics, love and support to us, when consuming psychoactive substances!?? What Do you think? Anybody who can share such an experience?

Wishing you loving and nurturing connections with the animal world!!
Edith

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For millennia, our ancestors have enjoyed, and even regarded as sacred, a variety of mind-altering substances. Cultural artifacts, visionary artwork and rituals in many indigenous cultures and past civilizations point to this fact. As Ethan Nadelmann remarked in a recent TED talk, “Our desire to alter our consciousness may be as fundamental as our desires for food, companionship, and sex.”

While Homo sapien consumption for consciousness-expanding purposes is well-documented throughout anthropology and history, ample evidence suggests we are not the only creatures who seek mind-altering plants and substances in their environment.
Indeed, plenty of our animal friends enjoy mind-altering substances: Some eat fermented fruits, psychoactive mushrooms, and opium poppies. Others rub themselves with crushed ants or angry millipedes.
The initial attraction to these substances might not be just to get high, but for nutritional or protective purposes. For example, fermenting fruits might be attractive to certain species because the process signifies the fruit is at its highest caloric value, and is also going to rot soon. In other cases, naturally occurring intoxicants might serve some curative function or contain nutrients that are otherwise scarce in the environment.
But, there’s compelling evidence to suggest that altering one’s state of mind for the simple purposes of experiencing that altered state is a natural drive common to many inhabitants of the animal kingdom. See for yourself.

1. Lemurs and capuchin monkeys get high off of millipedes.

The idea that some animals get high off other animals is an intriguing one, and lemurs and capuchin monkeys seem to be doing just this with poisonous millipedes. The millipedes store toxic chemicals, including cyanide, which they release in defense when provoked. The primates pick up and agitate millipedes and then rub them all over their bodies, coating themselves in the defensive secretions — here’s a BBC documentary clip on this. As mentioned in the video, the primary reason for this seem to be protection against a variety of parasites, but the monkeys and lemurs also seem to enjoy a thoroughly blissful intoxication as a result. The monkeys, being more social animals, have been seen passing a millipede around, reminiscent of a group of people passing around a joint.

images (1)2. Dolphins enjoy the psychoactive effects of poisonous pufferfish.

Similar to the lemurs and monkeys above, dolphins have been observed hanging out in groups of four to seven, passing around an angry pufferfish. The pufferfish releases an extremely potent poison called tetrodotoxin which is more deadly than nerve gas or the venom of the black widow spider, and thus is one of the most toxic compounds known to man. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Christie Wilcox is skeptical of the theory that dolphins are intentionally doing this for the purpose of intoxication and pleasure, but there is some compelling evidence to the contrary. For example, the BBC documentary Spy in the Pod showed dolphins passing around a pufferfish and then floating near the surface of the water, apparently in a “trance-like state.”

3. Many species of birds do what is called “anting.”

A seemingly odd behavior, ravens, myna birds, jays, magpies, and other birds sometimes either rub themselves with ants or get intimate with anthills to coat themselves in ants (see a jay do it here). This is called anting, and its purpose remains unclear.
An article published in the journal of the American Ornithologist’s Union in 1974 reviewed the possible explanations for anting. One theory is that the birds are coating themselves with the ant’s defensive chemical secretions, thus applying a protective coating much like when we apply insect repellent.
Another possibility is that the secretions serve to soothe the bird’s body during molting season. Others point to the curious movement sometimes observed during anting (described by one ecologist as “a curious dance that involved flopping around on the grass with its wings outstretched and its beak open”) as proof of an intoxicated state, suggesting that anting is pleasurable for the birds.
Perhaps the answer is a combination of these theories. Similar to how humans use cannabis, anting may at times serve a protective or curative purpose, while at other times be done mainly for the enjoyment of the altered state it brings about.

4. Many animals seek out fermented fruits in the wild.

It has been widely reported that elephants get themselves drunk from the marula tree’s fermented fruit. Anecdotal reports of these stumbling elephants go back over a century, and the phenomenon was portrayed in the film Animals are Beautiful People by James Uys (Uys also made The Gods Must Be Crazy). The idea is that the fallen fruit ferments either on the ground before being eaten, or in the elephant’s digestive system, yielding one drunk pachyderm.
As fun as it is to think about inebriated elephants, this theory has been debunked by an article published in the Physiological and Biochemical Zoology journal in 2006, and it’s been suggested that the clips shown in the above video were staged by artificially sedating the elephants. For starters, elephants don’t eat the rotten fruit from the ground, instead preferring to ram the tree trunk to shake loose the ripe fruit, even when there’s fruit on the ground available. Another hypothesis, which suggests that the fruit ferments in the digestive system, is also out of the question; the fruits are not in the digestive system long enough for that to happen, and the sugars needed for fermentation are metabolized by the elephant before they can be converted to alcohol by yeast. And, in order to get drunk an elephant would need to eat 1,400 fully fermented marula fruits — an unlikely feat. Despite its improbability, the myth, and convincing videos of seemingly drunk elephants, persist.

images (2)However, there have been confirmed reports of other animals that regularly consume fermented fruit. The pen-tailed treeshrew, native to Thailand and Malaysia, is known to regularly snack on the nectar of the bertam palm tree, sharing this indulgence with the slow loris and several other mammals native to that area, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science in 2008. The palm’s flower bud houses a species of yeast that ferments the nectar, bringing it to a beer-like alcohol content of up to 3.8%. It is estimated that, in one night, the treeshrew can consume the equivalent of nine alcoholic beverages. However, they show no overt signs of intoxication because their bodies use more efficient ways of breaking down alcohol than we do, preventing the accumulation of alcohol necessary for getting drunk. Similarly, bats regularly encounter and consume fermented fruits in the wild. Like the treeshrew, they show no signs of intoxication. When scientists gave bats an alcohol solution and made them fly an obstacle course, they performed no worse than their sober counterparts.

Monkeys also have a taste for alcohol — not only do they seek out fermented fruits, but they also like to steal alcoholic drinks from tourists. And their taste for alcohol has allowed for some pretty interesting research on their drinking habits. Vervet monkeys that were given access to alcohol in a social setting show some striking parallels to the drinking patterns of humans.
The monkeys could be grouped into social drinkers, which prefer sweetened drinks and only drink in the company of others; regular drinkers, which prefer their drinks straight, make good leaders, and are socially dominant; binge drinkers, which are aggressive and can drink themselves to death within months if given unrestricted access to alcohol; and abstainers. What’s more, not only the types of drinkers similar to humans, but the proportions of each of these behavior patterns in the monkeys studied reflects those found in human populations. These findings raise the possibility that our patterns of drug consumption are more fundamental aspects of our animal nature than we might think.

wacky-horse-570x3675. Horses seek out locoweed for its intoxicating effects.

Locoweed refers to any plant that produces the chemical swainsonine. It is thought that horses are initially attracted to these plants because they remain green longer than other plants once winter comes around. However, they begin to seek it out for its intoxicating effects, increasing their use over time. Farmers do their best to eliminate locoweed from their properties, as its frequent consumption is damaging to the animal’s health. A study published in the Journal of Animal Science in 2003 found that horses that ate the weed for two weeks developed significant weight loss and signs of depression. Swainsonine interferes with a metabolic enzyme, resulting in the buildup of the simple sugar mannose in neural cells. If severe, this buildup can lead to heart problems, reproductive difficulties, and neurological damage to the horses.

6. Jaguars eat the ayahuasca vine.

According to this Discovery article, humans aren’t the only ones that use Banisteriopsis caapi (one of the two plants used to make ayahuasca) as a psychoactive. This Amazonian jungle vine contains several compounds called beta-carbolines that potentiate the DMT in the ayahuasca brew by inhibiting bodily enzymes that would otherwise be responsible for breaking down the DMT. It turns out that jaguars also seek out the leaves of this jungle vine.
Higher doses of harmala alkaloids often result in vomiting and diarrhea characteristic of ayahuasca, so one possibility is that they consume the vine to purge the intestinal tract of possible parasites; a study of the Amazonian Piaroa tribe published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs suggests that eating the leaves grants the jaguar heightened sensory perception, helping them hunt. However, the jaguars are also known to roll around in ecstasy after consuming the vine, suggesting to some that its use is primarily for pleasure. See it for yourself here.

images7. Reindeer eat the psychoactive Amanita muscaria mushrooms.

These red-and-white psychedelic mushrooms, native to temperate and boreal regions in the Northern Hemisphere and thought to be the sacrament referred to as Soma in one of Hinduism’s foundational texts, are also a favorite snack of reindeer. As Gordon Wasson relates in his book Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality, reindeer are reported to prance about after eating the fungi — which are commonly referred to as “fly agaric” — apparently reveling in their intoxicated state. Reindeer are also an integral part of the history of Amanita use by indigenous peoples of Northern Europe and Siberia. As Reset.me recently reported, a 2009 BBC video explains how the Sami people indigenous to the Arctic Circle have long used fly agaric mushrooms in their visionary rituals. It is theorized that the connection between reindeer, Sami and fly agaric mushrooms is the basis for the legend of Santa’s flying reindeer.

Not only did these people herd reindeer, the animal being their main source of food and clothing, but they also got high with a little help from their reindeer friends. The effects of Amanita muscaria are characterized by a certain unpredictability, as their ingestion can bring about a range of thoroughly unpleasant side-effects and physical symptoms. In time, it was discovered that muscimol, the active compound of the mushrooms, is not processed by the body but is instead flushed out through urination while the more toxic compounds responsible for the body load are broken down. This led to the practice in some places of drinking the psychoactive urine of the shaman who had eaten, and thus purified, the mushroom. Some shamans even drank the urine of reindeer that had eaten the mushrooms. It turns out that the reindeer, intelligent in their own right, also realized that they could get high from the urine of a human that had consumed the mushroom, leading to what Cracked humorously referred to as “The Circle of Piss.”

8. Wallabies ravage opium poppy fields.

Tasmania is a leading producer of opium poppies for the pharmaceutical industry, supplying the morphine necessary for the production of painkillers. There’s only one problem: wallabies love the poppies. They’ll raid a field, gorge themselves on poppies, and crush the plantations in the process. As reported by BBC in 2009, the issue of stoned wallabies was even discussed at a parliamentary hearing on the security of opium crops in Tasmania, with the country’s attorney general stating that wallabies were “entering poppy fields, getting high as a kite, and going around in circles.”

download9. Pigs dig up truffles containing cannabinoids.

Black truffles, a gourmet delicacy for us humans, are also a sought-after snack for pigs. These mushrooms grow exclusively below ground and are identified by pigs by their aroma, said to be reminiscent of wet earth, dried fruit, and cacao.  A recent article in the journal Phytochemistry revealed that the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) contains the cannabinoid anandamide, a compound structurally related to THC that is also found endogenously in the human body and is a key component of the body’s endocannabinoid system. Anandamide derives its name from the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning “bliss.” Researchers suggest that the anandamide in black truffles might be “an ancient attractant to truffle eaters that are well-equipped with with endocannabinoid receptors,” indirectly suggesting that humans might be drawn to truffles for the same reason.

Source: http://reset.me/story/psychoactive-substances-natural-8-animal-species-use-wild

Unleashing Wild Women and the Sacred Feminine to Transform the World

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Dear Friends,
in these exciting and ever changing time of our our collective transformation into manifesting the Golden Age of Aquarius, we hear a lot about the incoming high energies of cosmic light, of the Venus retrograde phase and the coming Super Moon. But it is not only the heavenly forces, that are once again opening their doors for us. The divine law states: “As above – so below”. What that means is, when ever the gateways of heaven open to bless us with supportive energy frequencies, so does Planet Earth. Last week, the physical ground we are standing on has, for the fist time in human existence, reached the stable vibration of a 5th dimensional living being. Without the body there is no divinity in action, no imprint of the divine in this world, no space for expression of an individual divine soul path. So celebrate your physical vessel, celebrate the nature of being a human being (the awakening of the divine feminine is needed for both, men and women!!), celebrate the beauty of our planet and let it heal you back home to where it all began!!
Love and Blessings! Namaste!
Edith

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We live during a time of awakening consciousness, a time in which we are exploring ways to bring the Sacred Feminine to a more central focus in our lives, in order to stop the wars, bring compassion to all, and nurture our Earth Mother who gives us everything we need.
In a time of great change such as we live in today, it is critical, perhaps even a life-or-death matter, to explore the idea of women connecting with their deepest inner knowing and powerful creative energy to find their passion and transform the world.

Women in Indigenous Cultures

In many indigenous cultures around the world, from the Australian Aboriginal peoples to the indigenous peoples of North and South America, woman are considered sacred because they maintain a close connection to nature; to birth, life, and death; to medicinal plants; and to spiritual knowledge.
In these ancient cultures, the Sacred Feminine is encouraged to shine forth alongside the Sacred Masculine. Both the feminine and the masculine aspects of humanity bring important wisdom and abilities to the community as a whole. The two types of energies combine within each individual to create a life-affirming balance.
Too often in modern society, the masculine qualities are valued over the feminine, creating an imbalance driven by insecurities and deep fear. When we open up to the Sacred Feminine in our lives, we restore that balance, we find confidence and integrity, and we develop the courage to move past our fears.

In The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Paula Gunn Allen writes:

“Traditional tribal lifestyles are more often gynocratic than not, and they are never patriarchal … In tribal gynocratic systems a multitude of personality and character types can function positively within the social order because the systems are focused on social responsibility rather than privilege. They feature even distribution of goods among all members of the society on the grounds that First Mother enjoined cooperation and sharing on all her children. The welfare of the young is paramount, the complementary nature of all life forms is stressed, and the centrality of powerful women to social well-being is unquestioned.”

It is only natural then, that at this important time of re-evaluating humans’ impact on the planet over the past 500 years or so, that we should return to a consideration of allowing women to step forward with their nurturing, strong-willed, and wild natures ready to make great social change. It also makes sense that we would look to the Sacred Feminine found in so many indigenous cultures, whose wisdom can help us discover new ways to respect the Earth and to honor its abundance.

3A Wild Nature Buried Within

When a woman, or any person for that matter, is in touch with their deepest inner knowing, when they can hear their “soul-voice,” they feel a deep connection with the universe. They are able to follow their intuition without doubting and second-guessing themselves.
Too often in modern culture, our intuition is drowned out by to-do lists and schedules, money problems, and worries about what other people will think about us. The list of distractions goes on and on. The Wild Woman is able to let go of all of these small concerns in order to nourish what is most important for her soul: The pull of her heart toward what she really loves and what she is meant to do in the world.
Every person, in order to be whole and complete, needs to offer their truest self to the world. We all have something very special and unique to share. We need every single person on the Earth to feel free to share their gift, in order to accomplish the huge task of creating the just, sustainable world that we want to see.
We must each start within. We can begin by discovering and releasing what is wild within each of us, allowing it to open and blossom in our lives. Once we find the voice inside, the same voice that guided our indigenous ancestors to medicinal wisdom and spiritual knowledge, then we are in touch with the Sacred Feminine, the connection to birth, life, and death that guides each of us. When we allow this voice to become stronger, when we truly listen to it and acknowledge it, we will understand what our gift is and how to share it in the world.

In her book Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. writes of the feminine nature:

“It’s not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet disappears as the understanding of our own inner wild nature fades. It is not so difficult to comprehend why old forests and old women are viewed as not very important resources. It is not such a mystery.”

What Happens When Women Open to their Deepest Wild Nature?

Estes says: “When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. This wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what.

“So the word wild here is not used in its modern sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life.

“With [our true nature] as ally, as leader, model, teacher, we see, not through two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition which is many-eyed. When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.

“The wild woman carries the bundles for healing; she carries everything a woman needs to be and to know … As in all art, she resides in the guts, not in the head … She whispers from night dreams, she leaves behind on the terrain of a woman’s soul a coarse hair and muddy footprints … She is the voice which says, ‘This way, this way.” … She is from the future and from the beginning of time.”

32Who Is the Wild Woman Today?

The Wild Woman is one who is not afraid to reject society’s rules in order to make great change which she knows is important and necessary. Her intuition is clear and strong, and she uses it to guide her actions and strengthen her resolve. She is fiercely protective of her own children and grandchildren, her partner, her community, all sentient beings, and Mother Earth.

“No matter by which culture a woman is influenced, she understands the words wild and woman, intuitively. When women hear those words, an old, old memory is stirred and brought back to life … When we pick up her trail, it is typical of women to ride hard to catch up, to clear off the desk, clear off the relationship, clear out one’s mind, turn to a new page, insist on a break, break the rules, stop the world, for we are not going on without her any longer.”

In other words, Wild Women have rediscovered a connection with their heart and their deepest instincts, which may have been lost for years or decades. They will passionately reinvent their own lives and their world when they discover their wildish nature.
Many of the world’s great social change leaders, progressive thinkers, and tireless activists are Wild Women. Think of Julia Butterfly Hill, Rosa Parks, Margaret Fuller, Mother Theresa, and Waangari Maathai. These woman stepped outside of the normal boundaries of the society of their time, defying all odds and proceeding with what they believed in no matter what obstacles they faced.
As social movements rise during this time of expanding human consciousness, who will be the next Wild Women who will change history? Many of the newest generation of Wild Women are already beginning to ignite the world with new perspectives and an unyielding drive toward transformation. Are you one of them?

Source: http://www.pachamama.org/blog/releasing-wild-women-and-the-sacred-feminine-to-transform-the-world

Food and the Illusion of Separation

fhsdjIn Mastering the Grand Illusions Part 7 we learn about the illusion of separation. Ekara tells us that there really are only two states the mind knows: fear or desire. Fear or Desire. Same energy, one supposedly negative and the other positive. They show up in different frequencies and vibrations according to what suits the mind in that moment.
Contemplate this for a moment… Only two states. You’re either pulled towards it or you want to run away from it as fast as you can. You either want something or you don’t. It’s quite staggering that those two poles of that same energy basically determine how we perceive reality.

As ascension students we are expected to drop our habits and our patterns. Some are so deeply imprinted on our DNA – after all we have come in with the same personality construct in place for many, many, many incarnations – that they will show up time and time again.

orange-dna-strandMany of those deeply engrained patterns and habits congregate around food. Food is part of the illusions of form and separation, the belief system of a physical body needing sustenance from an external source in order to survive.

To help us go beyond our patterning, we have changed our eating habits with the guidance of our teachers. Ascended Life has found that when that is left up to the individual, it occupies our minds too much and distracts from what this path is really about: ascension.

When you start observing your habits around food, you can see how patterned up you truly are, how you’re driven by desires, cravings, likes and dislikes. Processed food is aimed at feeding those cravings and creating addictions to certain substances to keep you dumbed down. It’s just one of the ways the system firmly pushes the lid on expanding consciousness.

I am one of these ascension students who has a “food thing”. I love everything connected with food and the preparation thereof. There is nothing about food that the personality doesn’t like – and that is what I have to let go of because there just is too much focus on something that will eventually go anyway.

There are a few things I recently learned that I’m sure not many people know, which gave me a much deeper understanding of just how much we are programmed when it comes to our eating habits. One thing that really floored me is the fact that archetypes live in fat cells. The chubbier you are, the more archetype infested you are, and the more difficult it becomes to stay or even become conscious. Obviously, when you eat more, your cravings and addictions increase, making it even more difficult to step away from that.

And so a vicious cycle ensues.

4296843Human bodies are not designed to be fat; they’re supposed to be lean with supple muscles tissue and flexible joints. Look at indigenous people in South America for example that still live close to Gaia. They eat little but what they eat is healthy and gives them all the energy they need. No fat people among them.

I feel very blessed to live in the southernmost part of Europe. If you ask me, it’s the perfect place to be able to buy the freshest fruit and produce grown locally in this beautifully sunny and warm climate of the Algarve. And you won’t find fresher fish anywhere on the planet. Everything here is geared to making it easy for us to switch to a much healthier lifestyle. No processed food enters our kitchen.

So these days, we eat what the body needs rather than what it wants. Oatmeal or fruit for breakfast, a little snack, and vegetables or rice and chicken or fish for dinner. No gravies so we learn to appreciate the food in its purity again, as all the extras are only feeding the cravings coming from our program. Also, we don’t determine when we eat.

That’s when you really start seeing your patterning. In the first few weeks, the body signaled to me an almost 24/7 feeling of hunger. It’s interesting that when you’re not in charge of when you eat, your brain will create the feeling of being hungry much earlier and on a much more sustained level, as opposed to when you determine your meal times yourself. It’s all illusion. I’ve also noticed in the beginning that whatever the body got fed, it was never enough. This alone should have rung alarm bells as it is being given all the energy and nutrients it needs. However, it was not being used to eating a lot less and there was a constant “lack alert”.

This, fortunately, has started to subside a little, especially because I know that all of that is coming from programming – mental attacks to pull me out of consciousness. The lack alert is still there. It’s a craving to eat more, telling me that the portions I eat are not big enough to sustain me even when the stomach is full! It’s crazy. I’ve learned to dismiss these thoughts a lot quicker now. Still they try to come in.

downloadThe lack program also kicked in in the form of an almost compulsive need to compare my portion to the ones around me. I mean, really? I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but especially at the start of our new food scheme it really tried to feed me the thought of pulling at the shortest end. I put that one in Amber’s dumpster! Nasty program, that one, and as ridiculous and illusory as all the others.

Then there are the cravings. They’ve also started to subside but still come in from time to time. The silly thing is, they’re about nothing in particular, just food. Anything really. This tells me again how deeply these patterns have nestled themselves in the mind.

And this is exactly why we had to change our eating habits. Now that these addictions, habits, cravings, and belief systems are finally all drifting up to the surface, they can be seen and let go of. They have nowhere to hide anymore. Rather than perceiving lack, I’m opting for seeing their surfacing as a relief.

Admittedly, there is quite some awareness and focus involved to ditch these thoughts as soon as they come in. It’s worth the effort and it gets easier and easier and the thoughts are weaker now every time.

I’ve come to appreciate food in a very different way. As the tastebuds have become accustomed to “plain” food, they’ve learned to pull out subtle flavors long forgotten. We eat much more consciously. It has become a mediation for me, savoring every bite, sending my gratitude to Gaia for nourishing my body in such a delicious way. Life force food.

Our teachers know what they’re doing. As long as we’re still caught up in the illusions, this new way of dealing with the personality’s eating habits feels like a blessing in many ways. We’re not deprived of anything. Instead, we’re getting the best nutrients the body needs to stay healthy and in good shape. As I said in the beginning, we eat what our physical vessel needs rather than what it wants.

maxresdefaultKuthumi once gave us a food exercise in the Divinity Manifest (which is part of the Imzaia Archives) in the teaching Return to Innocence, in which he explains a way to deal with the illusion of separation and food in a very different way:

You wake up and your let’s call it “external stomach” — because you think it is something that is just happening in the body — growls and you think, “I’m hungry and I need to put something external inside of me to make the external feeling of hunger stop”. Did you ever consider that the apple that you are eating as breakfast for instance is pouring out of you as well? And did you ever consider how ridiculous it looks to us when we see you creating the feeling of hunger and then going hunting for an apple or whatever it is that is already pouring out of you as well and then put that back inside of you on a physical level so that you could be satisfied? I know, I like the nonsensical field, but you people have made the Earth more nonsensical than the nonsensical field. Really!

Going back to the apple and the stomach and the feeling of hunger: It might be difficult for humanity, even for you at this stage, to just acknowledge that the feeling of hunger is an illusion. But how about you do a little experiment with the apple before you eat it? How about you find a quiet space next time you are hungry and you take your favorite food? It doesn’t matter what you take. It could be an apple. It could also be a snack. It could be chocolate. Actually I’m giving you the world’s best diet ever: You can eat anything without eating it! Let’s say an apple, and you put the apple in front of you and you sit down and you got the feeling of hunger and you don’t try to fight it. You just accept it. And you see that what the external mind is basically telling you is that there is a lack within you.

So the external mind creates the separation, the lack that you feel, and then the creation that you have created to take that feeling away again, namely the apple, is also separated from you so that you have to go through the trouble and through the negative experience basically of eating it. (I will explain in a minute why it is a negative experience). Instead of doing that, why don’t you put the apple in front of you and connect it to the feeling of hunger that you have and then you just let the energy flow back and forth?

You will see after a while of trying this that the feeling of hunger will go away. The apple will still be there. It will not vanish all of a sudden, but it will again come pouring out of you, you see? So the only thing to take the feeling of hunger away is to acknowledge that what you are about to eat is already within you – and I call it the world’s best diet, because you can do it with anything. You can actually do it with all these foods that you like but that would be bad for your body. They’re all the same energy anyway. Do it with the things you like most, but do not desire them. Just accept that they are already a part of you. In that way you can actually stop eating after a while.“

That’s an exercise worth practicing. Until we’ve got that under our thumb, we still eat – healthy, nutritious and delicious home cooked meals with lots of fresh, locally grown produce and fruit. What a grand way let go of a lot of patterns that don’t serve us anymore.

When I look at the rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables stored in our garage, I feel abundance. When I cook oatmeal for everyone, I feel abundance. When we enjoy our meals together, I feel abundance. We are blessed indeed. All that patterning is just that, illusory figments of the mind. What counts is the burning desire of letting go of them all to allow the emergence of a new being, a conscious one.

And that is worth having to bat off anything that tries to pull us off our chosen vector of ascension.

Namaste,
Jasmine