Formats Quote

The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe

A sketch of the IceCube neutrino observatory ( J. Yang/NSF)

Neutrinos are elementary particles, just like electrons that buzz about atomic nuclei or quarks that combine to make protons and neutrons. They are fundamental building blocks of matter, but they don’t remain trapped inside atoms. Also unlike their subatomic cousins, neutrinos carry no electric charge, have a tiny mass, and hardly ever interact with other particles. A typical neutrino can travel through a light- year’s worth of lead without interacting with any atoms. Therein lies the snag: neutrinos are pathologically shy. Their severe reluctance to mingle makes these particles hard to pin down, so neutrino hunting is a tricky business. But every so often, a neutrino does collide with something, such as a proton inside a water molecule, essentially by accident. It is to raise the odds of accidental collisions, and thus to increase our chances of observing neutrinos, that scientists build extremely large detectors like IceCube

You still can’t see neutrinos directly, but you can get a whiff of their presence from the clues they leave behind. On the rare occasions that neutrinos do interact with matter, they produce charged particles such as muons that physicists can detect with their instruments. But distinguishing neutrino signals from unrelated “noise” poses a challenge: cosmic rays, fast- moving particles that arrive from deep space, also produce muons, which might be confused with muons produced by neutrino interactions. Neutrino hunters place their equipment deep underground, or under a thick layer of ice, so that cosmic ray muons cannot get through. As Janet Conrad of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains, “If you’re trying to listen to a whisper, you don’t want a lot of noise around.” -Ray Jayawardhana, The Neutrino Hunters

Characteristics Do Not Matter When Living Out Your Purpose

“We’re talking both the fulfillment of purpose. Everything about the cross is about the potential to fill your purpose. It is very difficult to get to that place where your cross runs your life. I know. And when your cross takes over in your life boy does it take over. It’s almost as frightening as the idea of giving up the not-self, because your purpose is something that does not honor your characteristics.

So for example, let’s say that you’re an anti-social nasty savage little survivor like me. And you get on the wheel and the wheel turns you into some kind of social interactive good-for-everybody nice guy. But that’s the cross. And it doesn’t matter once you’re into the movement of your purpose what your characteristics are.

Characteristics only matter when you’re stuck with your not-self and you’re unawake. This is the whole thing about my joke about not being furniture in a movie, background. The background doesn’t mean anything. But the moment you give background purpose it jumps to the front of the lens and everybody can see it. And it doesn’t matter where you come from. The coward in the movie in the background that suddenly emerges as the hero and everybody is wondering where that come from.

Your characteristics don’t matter when you’re living out your purpose. They don’t. If I was living out my not-self my nature, my very characteristics would create problems for me in this life as they did before I knew all of this. They just would. And purpose would never allow me to transcend the problems of my characteristics, never. That’s the magic of being yourself, because the moment that you really are leaving out your nature your cross will take over, your purpose will take over and out of that will come its archetypal demand and the opportunity to be fulfilled that way, whatever that way happens to be.” Ra Uru Hu – Incarnation Crosses by Profile, I The Quarter of Initiation

Excerpt from Living Your Design

The Human Design System is not a belief system
“It doesn’t require that you believe in anything, or that you believe in me. It’s not stories, it’s not a philosophy. It is a concrete map to the nature of being, a logical way in which we can see ourselves. Just the simple mechanics is enough to make a vast difference in somebody’s life.

The irony of what it is to be a human being is that we are caught at the surface of understanding and accepting our nature and the cosmos around us. We are just at the surface. It doesn’t matter how intelligent we are, and it’s not about the labels we attach to that intelligence; whether we call it “enlightened” or we call it “genius”, there is a vast underlying ignorance of how our bodies operate.”

The Human Design System is a reading of your Genetic Code
“With a Human Design education, your genetic code can be read in detail. That is the work of a professional analyst. This ability to detail our mechanics is profound as it reveals the complete nature in its subtleties. However, by simply grasping the surface mechanics—what this work aspires to communicate—you will have a grounding in this life that is immediately going to bring a difference to your process.

These essential truths are simple because they are mechanical. What is mechanical in us, the way in which our genes operate, is that the moment we try to interfere with their operation we descend into a life of confusion, chaos, and pain. In the end, they will have their way.”

All Learning—Real learning—Takes Seven Years
“We live in a seven-year cycle, and it takes approximately seven years to change all of the cells in the body. The moment you begin to come to your own nature and allow your body to live its life without resistance, you begin a deep process of deconditioning. Seven years later, you emerge, quite literally, as a new being: yourself.

It is when human beings don’t get to live out their own lives that life seems to be such a difficult experience for them. We know that there is a lot of stuff around about “being yourself.” It’s all fine and good for somebody to stand up and tell you to be yourself, but you have to know who that self is.”
Read more

“My personal method of deconditioning”

In some “not so easy to follow” steps. Perhaps in the right order.

“Try to fit in the Mold of Life by becoming Superslave. Neglect to realize when enough is enough and have a complete breakdown physically, mentally, financially and generally.

Find Rock Bottom and sit there for a while.

Realize that Life is Pain – start to Heal.

Be fortunate enough to be introduced to HumanDesign by someone deep in the experiment, with a Channel of Struggle for the tenacity to seek Purpose. Curse Channel of Struggle. Love Channel of Struggle.

Have first conscious experience of a Spleen-hit while watching your first Ra-video, where he speaks of your 5/2 Profile. Melt inside.

Absorb everything you come across of Information. Know everything. Know nothing. Start Seeing.

Go away. Hide Self from other Selves in Cabin by the Sea. Be alone for a month. Find personal rhythm and true feeling in the body. Remember.

Experiment using the Body as a Barometer for the states of being in Others. Have “HolyShit!” moment of sudden understanding of implications of having a projector-aura.

Become convinced – go RAdical. Initiate Waiting-game. Nothing happens. Re-examine parameters of Waiting-game. Facepalm.

Experience the right Invitation. See yourself transform in the Situation, now that the Recognition has made the Energy avaliable. File under “HolyShit!”. Folder is getting thick.

Streamline friendships, let go of trying to fix things with your Mind and try to settle in the Backseat. Observe your Self quietly freak out, but also do nothing. Create new folder titled “Hm.”

Have noticeable physical improvements as Vehicle starts to become more aligned to its Trajectory.

Move into house where HD is a language and treated somewhat according to Type. Have happy days.

Have bad days. But notice that most of the badness is now filed under “Hm.” and not “F!!” as per earlier routine.

Everything becomes the Experiment. Thank Ra. Curse Ra. Fight it. Loose. Give up. Have confidence. Embrace doubt. Enjoy the Ride. Throw up.

Have “Hm, HolyShit!” moment of realization about the correct use and purpose of Fear and the true implications of Trust in your Splenic Authority. Laugh at the Past.

Write some jumbled brainfarts on deconditioning, in an effort to make some sense of past experiences and perhaps contribute to something or other, thru the outlet of Outer Authority (which you deep down know knows nothing).

Wait. Drink some Tea.

Have nap.”- Lars Haugeland
Read more

The Drama of Profile

“…the design side. You have no conscious access to it, which means there is no way your mind can either interfere with it or truly grasp it. It has nothing to do with your mind.

And in terms of the not-self, the not-self does everything in its power to ignore it, even if that unconscious is the sole thing driving its definitions, because it has no access to it, none. When somebody enters into the experiment of Human Design, that experiment is cutting off the mind from trying to run the life and allowing the mind to become mind, to be involved in what it’s here for, which we’ll get to in a moment. But the moment you’re operating according to Strategy and Authority you’re automatically aligning your vehicle to its cognition and you’re automatically aligning your vehicle to a geometry, a trajectory, a direction, whatever language you want to use, that is absolutely correct for you…

…We have a dilemma with mind in Human Design because as not-self it really destroys our possibility to be able to perfect our process. But once you’ve entered into a process where your Strategy and Authority is making the rules for your life there are all kinds of possibilities then for the mind. It is its freedom. And this freedom is to be an outer authority, what you get from me. That is, my mind has value for you. It does not have the same value for me. That is, my mind does not tell me what to do so it is no longer my inner authority.” – Ra Uru Hu – Rave Cosmology VI – Profile, Purpose and Function

It’s perfectly pointless

Maya (the dog)

‘Awakening to your true nature is like dying; it’s a certainty, inevitable. You’re going to get there no matter what you do, so why rush? Enjoy your life, it’s free. Cosmic Consciousness and Altered States and Universal Mind are the names of rides in this vast and fascinating dualistic amusement park. So are Poverty and Disease and Despair. Enlightenment, though, is not another ride. Enlightenment means leaving the park altogether, but why leave the park? In the park you can be a saint or a yogi or a billionaire or a world leader or a warlord. Be good, be evil. Happiness, misery, bliss, agony, victory, defeat, it’s all here. What’s the big rush? When the time comes to leave the park, you’ll know and you’ll go, but there’s certainly nothing to be gained by it.’ – Jed McKenna SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT: THE DAMNEDEST THING

On Transits

“Hello everyone, I’d like to make an important clarification about following transits that is long overdue: This group is for those who are sincerely living their strategy and authority and understand that following astrological transits is very different from a nine centered point of view than it has been historically for many of those interested in astrology. Astrology originated in a seven centered era, when we were strategic beings focused on survival. Within that context there was rightly a strategic intent to following transits.

For nine centered humanity today, it’s clear to me that transits are not opportunities to do something. Even if you recognize a transit like mercury retrograde as an opportunity to re-evaluate things, it’s not an opportunity for your mind. Your mind will want to play out scenarios with that transit, all of which are not self strategies. You don’t know what things you’ll be re-evaluating, and how that will play out. You’re not going to get what your mind wants. It’s just something to be aware of as it’s happening to you and to others around you. It’s not wise to pencil into your calendar “time to re-evaluate my contracts” just because mercury is in retrograde. You don’t know that that is where your energy wants to go. I bet you will re-evaluate something, but you don’t know what, when, and how. You’re not in control of that. That’s mental intervention that inhibits the natural flow of your life.

We are conditioned by neutrinos, not in control of them. They will color your life according to roughly predictable themes, in the context of your design…pushing you in directions…but there is no way to utilize them for our own ends…attempting to do so is the definition of acting from the not self. There is merely identification with that transit energy or not, and even in that we have no choice. We can only see what we can see at any given time. We don’t get to choose to have the awareness to not succumb to transit conditioning. Just because you know a transit is happening doesn’t mean you’re beyond being pushed by it. But maybe you’ll notice the impersonality of it later, and that will be of value to you. One way or another, we are always going to be conditioned. If you have the energy to be aware of how and to what extent, lucky you.

Do you want to be a part of a group that is created for witnessing the transits as they activate lines, gates, and channels in our lives, recognizing these energies that are conditioning us, so as not to identify with them, not to make decisions because of them, and not to take their themes personally? That’s what this group is. And fortunately I have a volunteer to continue to post the sun gate and line transits daily. Understanding this astro context can help put the mind at ease, allowing us to truly see more as a witness, without grasping and identifying, and to ultimately help us clarify the difference between our nature that we can rely on and the transiting energies that are just weather.

Please feel free to comment if you need clarification on this important difference. The old orientation insidiously reinforces the not self mental control game, the new orientation liberates the passenger to see more clearly and relax into the form.”- James Alexander in the Human Design Line, Gate, and Channel Study

De open samenleving en haar vrouwen

‘Inclusiviteit is het (vrouwelijke) toverwoord – een gevaarlijke en infantiele fantasmagorie’

In zijn ‘De Open Samenleving en haar Vijanden’ opent de Oostenrijks-Britse filosoof Karl Popper de aanval op Plato, Hegel en Marx, de filosofische wegbereiders van centraal geleide politieke systemen en historische wetmatigheden. Het wereldberoemde werk, dat in 1945 verscheen, is waarschijnlijk een van de meest hartstochtelijke pleidooien voor democratie en individuele vrijheid en tegen totalitarisme die ooit zijn gehouden.

‘Het streven naar vrouwenbevrijding is in de afgelopen decennia gemuteerd tot een ideologie met sterke totalitaire trekken’
Aan actualiteit hebben Poppers gedachten niet ingeboet. De totalitaire bedreigingen van de vrijheid openbaren zich graag onder de vlag van de een of andere vrijheidsstrijd. Dit geldt niet alleen voor (neo)marxisten, (neo)nazi’s of radicale islamieten. Men neme een willekeurig, begin jaren tachtig verschenen exemplaar van het feministische damesblad Opzij. Vervolgens vervangt men uit het een of andere artikel het woord ‘man’ door ‘slaaf’, ‘zigeuner’ of ‘jood’. Het resultaat is verrassend: met een beetje geluk (of pech) worden we geconfronteerd met een epistel dat niet zou misstaan in de boekenkast van welke racistische scherpslijper dan ook.

Nu zou men natuurlijk kunnen tegenwerpen dat iedere revolutie haar radicale, Jakobijnse fase kent die vanzelf wel weer overgaat. Men zou ook zijn schouders kunnen ophalen over zoveel onzin, ware het niet dat deze dames en hun (geestelijke) nazaten het politieke discours al sinds decennia in hoge mate bepalen.

Deze (vrouwelijke) achtenzestigers en hun dochters hebben niet alleen de emancipatie doorgezet, een vrijheidsstrijd die het inderdaad verdiende ondersteund te worden. (Pas in 1957 werden getrouwde vrouwen in Nederland juridisch handelingsbekwaam. Voor die tijd dienden zij zich te vervoegen bij de man van dienst). Het streven naar vrouwenbevrijding is in de afgelopen vier, vijf decennia gemuteerd tot een ideologie met sterke totalitaire trekken. In zekere zin is zij in haar Jakobijnse fase blijven steken.

‘De overweldigende meerderheid van degenen die in 2015 de binnenstromende illegalen bejubelden waren vrouwen’
Binnen de Atlantische cultuur heeft het feminisme belangrijke thema’s bezet zoals ‘de natuur’, ‘vrede’, ‘bewapening’, ‘mannen’, ‘mensenrechten’. Met een mengeling van diepe verontwaardiging en geraffineerde berekening wordt de wereld, dan wel het blanke mannelijke deel daarvan, op agressieve wijze met verwijten en directieven bestookt. Die ‘politiek correcte’ verontwaardiging is niet alleen uiterst selectief, zij bedreigt ook de cultuur van waaruit zij ageert.

Een voorbeeld. De overweldigende meerderheid van degenen die in 2015 de binnenstromende illegalen bejubelden waren vrouwen. Een ongeveer even overweldigende meerderheid van die migranten waren mannen en jongens in de zeer vruchtbare leeftijd tussen 15 en 35 jaar. Hier is niet de vraag relevant hoe groot de vrouwelijke animo geweest zou zijn wanneer het omgekeerde het geval was geweest, dus wanneer een vloedgolf van mooie, jonge Sheherazades het continent had overspoeld. (De vraag stellen is hem beantwoorden, lijkt mij). Relevant is dat agressie van de eigen mannen en jongens nadrukkelijk werd en wordt getaboeïseerd, terwijl die van archaïsche culturen op de koop wordt toegenomen, of erger. Het is, al dan niet bewust, een frontale aanval op zowel de culturele en nationale identiteit als op de open samenleving, begrippen die nauw met elkaar verbonden zijn, of dat in ieder geval waren.

Wat de nationale identiteit betreft is het misschien nuttig om op deze plek nogmaals de woorden van de grote Nederlandse cultuurhistoricus Johan Huizinga te memoreren. Aan de vooravond van de Tweede Wereldoorlog maakte hij een onderscheid tussen ‘patriottisme’ en ‘nationalisme’. Patriottisme, aldus Huizinga, is ‘de wil tot handhaving en verweer van wat eigen en dierbaar is…’ Nationalisme daarentegen omschrijft hij als ‘de machtige drift tot heerschappij, de zucht om het eigen volk of den eigen staat te laten gelden voor, boven en ten koste van andere.’

Weerbaarheid en verdediging van de eigen cultuur, van de eigen grenzen, zijn intussen belaste (mannelijke) begrippen. Inclusiviteit is het (vrouwelijke) toverwoord – een gevaarlijke en infantiele fantasmagorie.

Zowel het marxisme-leninisme als het nationaalsocialisme ontwierpen synthetische mensbeelden die ver van de werkelijkheid, in ideologische petrischaaltjes, werden ontwikkeld. In de alledaagse praktijk waren zij niet levensvatbaar. Er bestond geen ‘socialistische persoonlijkheid’, geen ‘Übermensch.’ Alle pogingen om deze Frankenstein-constructies tot leven te wekken zijn jammerlijk mislukt en voorgoed gediscrediteerd.

Ook de (‘vrouwelijke’) poging een ‘witte hermafrodiet’ te ontwerpen die zijn archaïsche antithese zal omarmen is een perversie die tot mislukken is gedoemd. Al doet een blik op het culturele, politieke en academische establishment anders vermoeden: vrijheid in een open samenleving bestaat uitsluitend bij de gratie van begrenzing en de wil deze grenzen te verdedigen, zowel territoriaal als individueel. Wie meent dat, als je het maar hard genoeg hoopt en roept, alle mensen broeders en zusters zullen worden zal zijn of haar luchtrijk van de dromen waarschijnlijk niet op eigen kracht kunnen verlaten.”Door: Jan Herman Brinks , 15:26, 23 september 2019

We are Here to Communicate Outer Authority

We are all here to communicate our outer authority. It’s what we’re about. And we know it is not easy to find those that we can communicate with and we are understood. Human beings talking to each other, how little they hear each other. When your mind is in control of your life and you’re having a heated discussion with somebody, your mind is so busy trying to figure out how to win, control, defeat the other, defend oneself, and prepare the next sentence. And while you’re preparing the next sentence you don’t hear what’s being said because you don’t care, because you’re just dealing with homogenized views and homogenized views can always be argued about, because there is no universal truth. There isn’t. It’s a myth.

There are universal homogenized accept abilities. Truth is unique; it’s just unique. And it’s not about saying when someone receives outer authority and that person tells them something in that outer authority that does not have to become their truth. It is simply something that has been communicated. We don’t understand that kind of communication. We don’t.

This is the way in which the program tries to compensate, there are all these hidden fractal lines. There are these natural mathematical partners. It doesn’t mean they’re there to be your lovers, your friends, but they are certainly going to be those forces that when you communicate they hear it. And if it resonates within them they pass it along—“you’ll never guess what I heard yesterday.” This is the movement.

It’s why I’m always so concerned about simplicity. It’s not because I think that those beings that are interested in Human Design don’t have the grasp. The greatest dilemma of a knowledge like this is how misleading intelligence is. It’s misleading. When you understand the nature of fractal you realize that simple is the only way that you get beyond the third or fourth or fifth or sixth generation of communication. It’s the only way that anything moves. I’m a 5/1; I’m here to call universally. You can’t do that when the language is so complex that nobody can truly grasp it. It has to be simple.

And if something can be distilled down to the simple and stand up to testing, then it is something that will move down the fractal line. And it says something about all communication, is that one of the things that we avoid the most in our dealing with the other is the simple. We don’t say what we really think; we don’t say what we really feel. We couch things in coded expressions, innuendos, facial movement. We don’t really share what’s really there because we don’t know how, and I’m speaking of humanity. -Ra Uru Hu, Facets & Fractals, Advanced Base Theory

Leestijd 4 minuten

“Het is een dag van niks. De zomer duurt al eeuwen en is nog lang niet voorbij. Sjef en ik liggen op onze rug op het betegelde voetbalveldje achter ons huis. Met „ons huis” bedoel ik zijn studentenkamertje, waar ik in het begin van de vakantie met drie schone onderbroeken en een jurk naartoe ging en sindsdien niet meer vandaan ben gekomen.

„Wat zullen we doen?” vraag ik.

„Hoezo?” Hij draait zich naar me toe.

Ik heb zin om zijn neus in mijn mond te stoppen, sproeten en al.

„We doen toch al wat,” zegt hij.

„Ik verveel me.”

Hij haalt zijn schouders op.

„Leer me eens iets,” zeg ik.

„Wat dan?”

„Gewoon.”

Sjef kijkt naar de lucht. Ik kijk met hem mee. Vroeger wilde ik dit heel graag, zo naast iemand liggen. Nu heb ik Sjef en ik ben aan hem gewend geraakt. Ik merk amper nog of hij er is of niet.

Hij pulkt iets tussen zijn tanden vandaan. ‘Ik kan je wel een sjekkie leren rollen, maar het ligt binnen.’

„Ga halen dan.”

Hij zucht, staat op en sloft weg. Klopt het stof van zijn lichtblauwe korte broek. Mijn moeder zegt altijd: als je weet dat je niet gaat strijken, moet je ook geen linnen kopen.

Sjef draait zijn voordeur open en ik kijk hoe een vliegtuig een streep trekt in de felle blauwe lucht. Daar zitten allemaal mensen in. Ze gaan naar huis of naar de zon. Voelen ze zich schuldig, al die kerosine? Ik ben een held dat ik thuisblijf. Ze zullen later zeggen: mensen zoals zij hebben de wereld gered.

Daar is Sjef. Ik ga rechtop zitten.
Read more

Een culturele oorlog verliezen is duur; de prijs van omvolking is dikwijls permanent.

‘FVD moet culturele oorlog winnen om economie te redden’

“Na de overwinningsspeech van Thierry Baudet horen we het steeds vaker: hou nou toch eens op met die boreaalse praatjes! Er zijn belangrijkere dingen, zoals de enorme kosten van de klimaatmanie, het verlies van politieke en economische kracht van ons land binnen de EU, en immigratie. Straks kunnen de rekeningen niet meer betaald worden; dat is belangrijker dan literaire bespiegelingen en borrelpraatjes waar de politieke leider van de FVD zich teveel mee bezig houdt.

De critici missen het belangrijkste punt. De bron achter de klimaatmanie, het Europese massadenken en de immigratie is cultureel. We zitten middenin een keiharde culturele oorlog. We zitten in het defensief. De ideologieën, personen en geldstromen in deze culturele oorlog zijn misschien niet zo zichtbaar – niet zo verwonderlijk gezien onze gekleurde media – maar dat maakt ze niet minder reëel.

Het niet willen of durven voeren van deze culturele strijd zou de FVD transformeren tot de VVD. Na twaalf jaar lidmaatschap van die club werd ik door Marrakesh moreel gedwongen mijn lidmaatschap op te zeggen. De VVD blaft, maar bijt niet. Ze verliezen de culturele oorlog. Daarom blijft immigratie doorgaan. Daardoor tekenen ze dure klimaatmanieakkoorden samen met GroenLinks. En dat verklaart ook waarom de VVD internationale akkoorden steunt die de persvrijheid inperken. Je kunt geen economisch succes bouwen op drijfzand. Zakelijkheid en boreaalse ideologie zijn afhankelijk van elkaar.

Hoe lang al zitten we in het defensief? Al tientallen jaren. De groei van de bevolking (vrijwel geheel door immigratie), de bijbehorende woningnood en druk op het sociale systeem, het verlies van rente op spaarrekeningen door het rentebeleid van de Europese Centrale Bank, de nieuwe rassenpolitiek, problemen rondom de veiligheid, et cetera. Voor de meer zakelijk en economisch gerichte leden van de FVD: dit zijn geen natuurverschijnselen maar cultureel gedreven ontwikkelingen waar geld, personen en organisaties achter zitten.

Een voorbeeld. De massa-immigratie werd gefaciliteerd door Niet-Gouvernementele Organisaties (NGO’s) die met bootjes immigranten oppikten in de Middellandse Zee. Deze clubs werden politiek beschermd en gesteund. Kritiek daarom heette racisme of fascisme, zoals gebruikelijk. U gaat betalen voor de extra kosten op huisvesting (woningtekort), veiligheid, sociale voorzieningen, zorgkosten etc. Ook uw eventuele kinderen en kleinkinderen zullen daarvoor moeten betalen. Dat is de prijs van het verliezen van een culturele oorlog.
Read more

How Is Consciousness Related to the Brain?

“More recently, I’ve heard some truly mind-blowing hypotheses about the nature of consciousness. I recently encountered the ideas of Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who had a near-death experience (NDE) in 2008 which was the subject of his New York Times number one bestselling book, Proof of Heaven. He described familiar NDE elements from his days in a meningitis-related coma: traveling through a tunnel, encountering a being of light, connecting with profound, all-embracing love.

I recently spoke with Alexander on the Think Act Be podcast, and he described a relationship between consciousness and the brain that turns conventional scientific thinking on its head. Alexander suggests that rather than creating consciousness, the brain actually limits it.

“I often say that we are conscious in spite of our brain, not because of it,” said Alexander. “It really has to do with the fact that consciousness is fundamental.” He continued, “Consciousness is not something you can get behind. You can’t see it as a derivative from the matter of the brain.” (This notion is captured in the title of the article, “What If Consciousness Comes First?”)

So if our experience of consciousness doesn’t arise from the brain—where the heck does it come from? According to Alexander, “We truly live in a mindful universe, with top-down causal principles that are very powerful in determining the events of human lives.” He posits that these causal principles “are not the simple, predicted result of a kind of bottom-up causation looking at the subatomic particles and cells.” Instead, consciousness is the building block of the universe and gives rise to everything we experience—including ourselves.”

Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/think-act-be/201908/how-is-consciousness-related-the-brain

9-Centered Humans

Mann Frau Proportion Da Vinci by © Sonja Janson, Fotolia.com

Our species has exhausted the developmental potential of the 7-centered mind and now has the opportunity to reach far beyond the cognitive, sensory and awareness capabilities of our 7-centered ancestors. As 9-centered humans we are here to explore living with a form of consciousness that is more advanced than mental awareness. We are designed to experience the realization of binary consciousness: the quantum consciousness of mind and body simultaneously, meaning the conscious awareness of the body living the life and the mind observing it. Binary consciousness brings the moment-to-moment awareness of the body’s intelligence as it makes decisions for the life. The mind resides as witness, observing the movement of embodied life. The correct and highest developmental potential of the mind is to observe life and to communicate those observations, when asked, for the benefit of others. As 9-centered humans we are born with the potential to live as holistic beings, not just as an instinctual physical being or just as a strategic mental being, but to live the full potential of our species at its current stage of development: to experience life as self-reflected witnessing consciousness uniquely embodied in form.

Human Design is knowledge for our time. Humanity faces a rapidly changing world and is on the cusp of another evolutionary shift. Now we have the opportunity to learn how to live out our 9-centered potential. We are approaching a new era when the survival of our species and its ability to thrive will depend on one’s unique ability to navigate through life without the protection and support of the social infrastructure and agreements which have previously held our world together. The Human Design System shows you how to explore at the leading edge of human development. Here is the opportunity to live as a unique individual, to live by the decision-making of your body’s inner authority while liberating the mind to observe and be of service to the other.” – Dharmen and Leela Swann-Herbert – quoted with written permission from Your Own Authority – A Beginner’s Guide to Human Design ebook

“I relax into oneness and spontaneously give my deepest gift”

“If we have grown beyond a 50/50 Relationship, we are no longer cautious about giving our love to our intimate partner. At certain moments we might beg and whimper; at other moments we might aggressively ravish our partner in love. Still at other times our loving is serene and sweet. But whether shouting, screaming, pleading, pushing, pulling, biting or hugging, we are gifting our partner with our uninhibited and free love, flowing directly from our sexual essence without fear or doubt.

If we have grown into the practice of Intimate Communion, the imaginary videotape does not pose a dilemma since we understand that the fundamental difference between rape and ravishment is simple: Love. Is love the motive of every squeeze, shriek and nibble, regardless of how forceful, aggressive or passionate? Or is it a motive of need the need for sex, the need for power, the need for control?

Most important, in the practice of Intimate Communion we learn that love is something you do, not something you “fall into” or “out of.” Love is something that you practice, like playing tennis or the violin, not something you happen to feel or not. If you are waiting to feel love, in passionate sex or safe conversation, you are making a mistake. Love is an action that you do and when you do it, you feel it. When you are loving, others find you lovable. Love is an action you can practice.

Therefore, in Intimate Communion we learn to practice loving even when we feel hurt, rejected or resistant. First we practice love, and then our native sexual essence blooms, naturally, inevitably, because we are learning to give from our core, which includes the root of our sexuality.” – David Deida, Intimate Communion – awakening your sexual essence

…an unresolved argument…

What do we really know about male desire? Not much, according to Canadian sex researchers

ZOSIA BIELSKI PUBLISHED JULY 23, 2019

Winnipeg relationships therapist Sarah Hunter Murray found a male desire that’s less voracious, indiscriminate and skin deep, and more emotionally complex – fragile, even.

Winnipeg relationships therapist Sarah Hunter Murray found a male desire that’s less voracious, indiscriminate and skin deep, and more emotionally complex – fragile, even. CRISTIAN FOWLIE/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Although sex researchers historically gave male subjects centre stage, they paid surprisingly little attention to how men actually desire. Today, contemporary sexologists say our cultural understanding of men’s sex drive remains simplistic and leans on old clichés – that male libido is always sky-high, self-centred and ready to go, with practically anyone. Men who aren’t this way are still treated as exceptions, not the rule.

Canadian researchers and clinicians are starting to push back on these ideas by asking deeper questions about the inner world of male desire. They’re looking at how heterosexual men lust (and don’t) within their relationships, what motivates them to have sex with their partners, what frustrates them in their intimate lives and how they process rejection from the women they love. What they’re finding counters much of what’s been previously assumed about men.

“We’ve got this stereotype about men’s desire being constant and unwavering. More recently, we’ve got #MeToo highlighting stories of men’s sexual desire being dangerous, toxic and about power. But what else is going on?” said Winnipeg relationships therapist Sarah Hunter Murray.

Murray interviewed nearly 300 men and spoke to hundreds more over a decade in her therapy practice – executives, truck drivers, athletes, teachers and dads among them. Their insights are included in Murray’s recent book, Not Always in The Mood: The New Science of Men, Sex, and Relationships, which offers a rare glimpse into a world we think we understand, but possibly don’t at all.

Notably absent from Murray’s book are the usual tales of raging male libido. One husband is too stressed out by the family business to think about sex. A boyfriend turns down his girlfriend’s advances for two months as he dwells on an unresolved argument. Another husband tells Murray his sexual interest piques when he and his wife talk late into the night. In her conversations with men, Murray found a male desire that’s less voracious, indiscriminate and skin deep, and more emotionally complex – fragile, even.

While Murray offers a strikingly new perspective on heterosexual male sex drive, other Canadian researchers are studying men’s sexual problems in long-term committed relationships. In Halifax, clinical psychologist Natalie Rosen is looking at why men experience low desire with their partners. At the University of Waterloo, PhD student Siobhan Sutherland is exploring male and female partners’ sexual complaints, which happen to be the same. And at the University of Kentucky, Canadian researcher Kristen Mark mines “sexual desire discrepancy” in couples, finding it’s sometimes wives and girlfriends who are more interested in sex than husbands and boyfriends – guys who find this scenario particularly troubling because of social expectations about the supposedly more carnal male gender.

Their emerging research suggests serious blind spots around male desire are harming relationships and holding couples back from broaching what they want in their intimate lives.

“If we ignore the nuances of sexual desire in men, we risk continuing to perpetuate stereotypes – that men’s sexual interest is uniformly high and independent of context – to the detriment of the many men whose experiences are multifaceted,” said Halifax’s Rosen. “In enhancing our understanding of men’s sexual desire, we can improve individual and couple sexuality and ultimately promote the quality of intimate relationships.”

The Globe spoke to researchers – and men – about busting the most pernicious myths lingering around male desire.
Read more

When mind is freed of being an inner authority

“When mind is freed of being an inner authority—because realize what life is like when mind pretends to be both the inner authority and the outer authority.

That mind only lies, because you‘re always protecting your ass one way or another.

But the moment you liberate mind, the moment you give it an opportunity, well, to be an old dog learning a new trick, it‘s called seeing.

It’s one of those words. What does it actually mean?

I’m not talking about the illusion of the three-dimensional field that we call our seeing.

No, it isn‘t about that.

It‘s about being aware.

This is about grasping everything without having to.

It is the freedom that comes with being able to move through this space correctly” – Ra Uru Hu

‘Zo vernietigt men de legitimiteit van verkiezingen en van de democratie’

ESSAY
Sid Lukkassen – Er is een brede flank ontstaan van partijen en bewegingen die worden uitgesloten van invloed

“Momenteel verzamel ik op VoordeKunst fondsen voor een briefwisseling over polarisering. In Nederland werd de polarisering merkbaar tijdens het tijdperk van Pim Fortuyn. Hij maakte destijds een analyse die nog steeds relevant is: vroeger was de elite nationaal georiënteerd, met een sterk besef van Leitkultur en patriottisme, terwijl de arbeiders zich oriënteerden op de internationale klassenstrijd. Maar in de jaren negentig sloeg dit om: bedrijven profiteerden van outsourcing en open grenzen, dus ook de elite werd zeer mobiel. De nieuwe elite was ‘wereldburger’ en identificeerde zich met transnationale instituties zoals de EU. Juist de arbeider bleef aangewezen op de directe leefomgeving – de werkende klasse werd nationalistischer en keerde zich tegen de open grenzen.

‘Zo ontstaat er deugspeak: specifieke woorden die het signaal versturen: ‘Ik hoor bij de club’
Op 14 juli presenteerde de tv-talkshow Filosofisch Kwintet een uitzending over elitevorming. Die uitzending liet precies zien wat er mis is: de intellectuelen aan tafel probeerden het begrip ‘elite’ te definiëren en terloops kwam de vraag ter sprake of ze zelf ook niet wat elitair waren. Die vraag bleef zweven maar tussendoor werd er nog wel gewaarschuwd tegen populisme. Er werd een sneer gemaakt naar Thierry Baudet en natuurlijk werd als ‘verplicht nummer’ de kwetsbare positie van minderheden onderstreept. Het belangrijkste wat we hieruit meenemen – en wat ik ook in mijn boek Kerkgangers en Zuilenbouwers (2018) laat zien – is dat politieke correctheid de sociale mobiliteit beknelt, wat uitmondt in een nieuwe verzuiling met bijbehorende spraakcodes.

‘Gebruik echter woorden als ‘dobbernegers’ of ‘islamisering’ en je ligt er direct uit’
Wie dit laatste ziet en begrijpt kan ons hele tijdgewricht doorgronden: alle puzzelstukken vallen op hun plaats. De deugbalts, zo noem ik de sleutel tot deze puzzel. De deugbalts betekent dat een ekster niet kan paren met een meeuw: de vogels maken verschillende zanggeluiden. Zo ontstaat er deugspeak: specifieke woorden die het signaal versturen: ik hoor bij de club – sleutelwoorden zoals bijvoorbeeld bij de Vrijmetselarij. Zoals ‘inclusiviteit’ en ‘diversiteit’: zodoende ontstond er op organische wijze een ecosysteem met als grondslag de terminologieën en het wereldbeeld van Nieuw Links. Gebruik echter woorden als ‘dobbernegers’ of ‘islamisering’ en je ligt er direct uit.

‘Ons land hunkert naar vergezichten gebaseerd op realisme, op inhoudelijke gedachtewisselingen en filosofie’
Het probleem is dat er op deze wijze een verstikkende laag politieke correctheid op ons maatschappelijk debat is neergedaald. De feiten kun je niet meer benoemen zonder jezelf verdacht te maken: dit leidt tot uitsluiting op allerlei gebieden. Ondertussen snakt onze samenleving naar visievorming die boven de ‘virtue signals’ uitstijgt, naar debat bóven de verkavelde stellingnames van links en rechts. Ons land hunkert naar vergezichten gebaseerd op realisme, op inhoudelijke gedachtewisselingen en filosofie. Precies hierom ben ik mijn briefwisselingen gestart, om ook met linkse denkers in dialoog te treden – zodat men niet meer om de inhoud heen kan. Want waar de inhoud onbespreekbaar wordt, daar is het volgende stadium een burgeroorlog zoals in het Engeland van Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679).
Read more

There is no way to get to peace through the Maia

“You just can’t. One has to be brought to juxtaposition – to see that you play two roles, live a duality, and have two separate lives in one.

We live out the mechanical life, and have no choice in that whatsoever. The field of light gives the impression that there is nothing but choice – everything in the Maia is about choice, all these choices.

Just because you know this and live your strategy, you don’t escape the Maia, but live in it seamlessly, because when you then understand the mechanics of the Maia, it becomes seamless. Then you can have the other side of the juxtaposition by being aware of your helplessness. Wait for what you need to come to you, despite what the mirror shows.

Then you get to live out both sides. We are two-faced beings and are always in these two different realms at the same time.

You don’t need to struggle in the light.

You’ll never find reassurance there.

You can only get that from the mechanical side.” – Ra Uru Hu

How do the fates deal with the 6th line?

This line of enforcement. The discipline to maintain right action.

Until you get to the 6th line the fates are just throwing spanners in the mix. They are just getting in your way so you’ll simply differentiate. When it gets to the 6th line it gets right back down to the basics, right action is everything. The only way you are here to go through experience is as right action. There is no other way for the 6th line. 6th line beings are the most vulnerable beings on the planet. These are the good that die young and the old that die too soon. 6th line; fragile as fragile can be.

The enforcement of right action is never the privilege of a 6th line being in their first 30 years of their life because in those first 30 years they don’t live out their 6th line theme but a 3rd line of trial and error, pessimism, martyrdom, and mistakes, and all of that. And every 6th line being when they get to their post Kiron phase in life has to meet exactly the same forces they met in that first Saturn cycle, but they have to meet it with the enforcement of right action. Oh, what a trap! Those forces that you met before you went up on the roof they are waiting. It’s like those animals that can’t climb up the building but they know that at some point you have to come down that roof and they are all down there waiting. And it’s not the same people. It’s something to really grasp. It will be the same kind of archetypes. And you will see very clearly as a 6th line being that those forces that were there in that first Saturn cycle, the forces that tempted you with love, with this, with that, the forces that hurt you, that pleased you or whatever the case may be, they return. They return and how you deal with them then? This is what it is to be a 6th line being. The role model. The ultimate example. The ultimate example of what it is to live as yourself and this can only be done through right action. Right action is the action of the vehicle. It’s about authority. It’s about strategy.” – Ra Uru Hu

image by Christian Nauck – Daredevil roof jump – photoshop by Felicitas Driessen

Read more

The aura does do the talking.

“When you begin the experiment of being yourself, you will see clearly that it will bring the appropriate response and reward. In grasping your design, in grasping your Type, see clearly how important it is for the children around you that they are not forced or conditioned to be something other than what they are.

The first seven years of life is when we experience our deepest conditioning. By the time that we reach seven years of age, we have the equipment necessary to survive in the world. That equipment that we have for survival is the conditioned equipment of the notself that dominates our existence. We were conditioned by our mothers and our fathers and our siblings.

For an adult to discover the nature of their design, the mechanics of their Type, is a seven-year process of de-conditioning yourself. It is not like you have to work at that. It is about experimenting day by day with what it is to be you. It takes seven years for the vast majority of the cells in the body to be replaced. It takes seven years to eliminate the old conditioning and to bring about the new. It takes about three and a half years to reach the critical mass where the true self begins to dominate over the conditioned self.

It is so difficult for deeply conditioned human beings to appreciate the power that lies within them. They have never tapped into those resources. They are always trying to climb the mountain of inconsistency.

The complexity of what it is to be human is really misleading. The literature on “discovering yourself’ has little to do with fact and much to do with concept. Human Design is just about the basic mechanical infrastructure that humanity has. When you accept the way in which your vehicle is intended to operate, it will run smoothly. When your vehicle operates correctly, you who experience the life can finally relax and enjoy the journey. It requires nothing more than living out the basic mechanic of your Type. Nothing more.” Ra Uru Hu – Profile and Type Reference Book

‘Vrijheid is belangrijker dan gekwetste gevoelens’

Bart Nijman interviewt Hans Teeuwen in de Nieuwe Revu van deze week over het vrije woord. De cabaretier legt het nog één keer uit, want: ‘Vrijheid wordt te vaak verkeerd begrepen.’

Wanneer werd de vrijheid van meningsuiting een thema voor jou?
‘De eerste keer dat ik ging nadenken over de vrijheid van meningsuiting en hoe fragiel die is, kwam door twee incidenten met de Hells Angels in de jaren 90. In het programma van Jack Spijkerman werden grappen gemaakt over Hells Angels die in een bordeel waren doodgeschoten. Henk van Dorp had iets gezegd over de vermeend criminele activiteiten van deze volstrekt onschuldige jongensclub. Spijkerman werd toen bedreigd en Henk van Dorp moest na een klap in zijn gezicht twee weken lang met een blauw oog zijn programma presenteren, want de jongens waren even langs geweest. Van Dorp en Spijkerman boden zelfs hun excuses aan de Angels aan, op beeld. Dat was al schokkend genoeg, maar nog veel schokkender was dat niemand zich uitsprak tegen wat toch wel heftige bedreigingen en zelfs geweld waren. Artistieke vrijheid en persvrijheid werden door een klein clubje aan de motorlaars gelapt. Ik geloof niet dat het ooit de ambitie van de Hells Angels was om Nederland te gaan regeren, maar op het moment dat het doodstil blijft als je zoiets flikt, realiseer je je wel hoe effectief de dreiging van geweld is als je mensen het zwijgen op wil leggen. Dat vond ik oprecht schokkend. Een van de weinige mensen die zich daar toen net zo druk over maakte als ik, was nota bene Theo van Gogh. Terwijl de reactie van de meeste mensen was van: “Joh, doe nou maar niet, want die lui zijn knettergek.”’

Hoe keek je terug op dat incident?
‘Het geeft een besef over de vrijheid van meningsuiting. Dat er een zekere mate van moed voor nodig is om onder intimidatie uit te komen. De moed van de eenling, die het aandurft om een onderwerp op te werpen of een grap te maken, maar niet weet of iedereen zijn stap naar voren zal volgen, of dat hij daar alleen komt te staan. In de wind. Op zulke momenten vind ik dat de solidariteit van mensen die gewoon, zonder geweld en zonder bedreigingen, een debat willen voeren, zichtbaar moet worden. Want wat gaan die Hells Angels doen als er een massaal statement wordt gemaakt? Ze kunnen niet iedereen op hun bek slaan. Diezelfde wetmatigheid had moeten gelden rondom de eerste cartoons over Mohammed, in Denemarken. Toen er echte bedreigingen kwamen, die door toch een te groot deel van de islamitische gemeenschap in elk geval niet werden veroordeeld. Meteen bij het eerste geweld hadden ALLE (Teeuwen vraagt hier expliciet om hoofdletters, red.) kranten die cartoons moeten afdrukken, om zo de boodschap af te geven dat dát is wat er gebeurt als je een onwelgevallige mening met geweld of de dreiging daarvan probeert te intimideren – dan krijg je hem in duizendvoud terug.’
Read more

The great disappointment…

…for Reflectors is when they put their faith in the other. This is the great disappointment that awaits all Reflectors because sooner or later that is something that’s going to hurt them.

They are here to embrace what is a larger force in their life. It’s just what they’re here for. And of course, the moment that they are on that mundane plane that’s when the disappointment arises. The moment that the conditioning of the people around them is stronger than the conditioning of the program that’s the moment that truly the Reflector becomes lost.

They’re not here to reflect you and me. They only sample it. And what they’re really sampling is to see how much of the program you’ve taken in; because, after all, it’s not good for you. What’s good for them is not good for you. They can carry it inside them and it’s perfect. You carry it inside you and you’re lost in the not-self.”

– Ra Uru Hu