A Citizen's Guide to Healing The Earth.

Updates: New pages, Logos and Vision for a Citizens Guide to Healing.

Although it may not seem like it, Citizens Guide to Healing has grown a lot. It has become an offically registered and licenced business. As I await my business licence in the mail, I decided to try out my new printer combo. I added some new pages with scans of notes and ideas from my past. I tend to write and scribble as I think, these are some examples of those notes, as well as scans of some documents I made during my (incomplete) university days.

I uploaded the scans, with no additional context, I thought it was a cool idea to let you decide what they mean to you first, and later add the context.

As well my plan is to create two channels for a Citizens Guide, one focused on building a community through media, blogging, a forum and possible podcasting. The other channel will be focused on one on one and group consulting. This way we can create a community based on healing, and Ican offer my unique style of intuitive problem solving to those who are interested and feel it may be useful.

CG Logo

This is the logo I designed for the Web Community channel of a Citizens Guide to Healing.

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This is the logo I designed for the Consulting Channel of a Citizens Guide to Healing.

As I put the vision together, not much is happening in terms of content at the moment, but that is because I am figuring out how to set everything up and run it myself. I am also in the process of creating many different packages and item ideas for my store, as well as figuring out what kind of vibe and feel to bring to the site and forum.

I am still using a cheapy tablet and therefore my work is slower, limited, and slightly more annoying. I am investing in equiptment in the coming weeks and will have more options available for content.

๐Ÿ˜†Cheers to everyone. Stay Safe, and Stay Sane.๐Ÿ˜‰

Follow Your Heart: The purpose of going through the Shadow. (Short read with music)

THE PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS OF ASISSI

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is anger, peace; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy” O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

Friends & Family Friday S01E01 (Pretending is Exhausting, We Must Learn To Be Authentic.)(embeded videos) (repost)

Your Authentic Self; is the best gift you can give this year.

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Welcome to friends and family friday. Think of this as your weekly guide to healing at home. Life is complicated and so are we. So why do we expect we ourselves, to know how to keep it together?

Keeping it together; is not just something we do, it is a set of skills that we have to learn and develop. So with that in mind, lets all take a minute to cut both, ourselves, and everybody, everywhere, in all times and places, a lot…..and I mean a lot of slack.

Okay, enough of the slack cutting for now. There is a lot more forgiveness to come. But for now, lets focus on how we can create real change in ourselves this Christmas.

In my article, “We Have to Lose our Mind to Find our Soul”, I mention that we need to bring the sacred elements back into our lives. I aso put forward the idea, that only in the letting go of the old Self, can we make way for the new Self.

In my blog post “It Takes a Village”, I put forward the idea that our reliance of institutions, and media, to manage our inner and outer lives, has resulted in a lost connection with our own human nature. This effect has extended to the family unit as well. We as a culture, and as individual people, don’t know how to be a family or friend anymore. We have lost our sense of community, integrity, loyality, love, and honesty.

We have turned “people” into a commodity we can trade, own, and sell. The damage of this can be most obviously felt and seen in the family home.

There is a saying ” tend to the part of the garden you can touch”. Well the smallest social problem we can fix is our family. We need to make that an important goal and honoured space in our life.

The video “Honest Liars” (below), is a guide to confronting the ways that we decieve ourselves and others about our true feelings. It also describes how this destroys both us and the people we love. It is a great video to kick start self reflection. The first step to self transformation, is the confrontation with illusion.

We have to start with facing ourself.

When we live life wearing a social mask, our lives become dull and lose the sense of meaning. We get less out of and put less into our relationships. When we do this long enough, we literally forget who the authentic version of ourself is. This is perfect to kick start forgiveness, honesty and the aliveness of facing yourself.

How to reconnect with our Authentic Self.

The last video is a long listen at 1 hr 27 minutes. It is a conversation about the nonphysical energy field surrounding fthe family unit. They discuss how missing our unacknowledged family members/dynamics cause disruption, even generational. Its a soul/science explaination of family history. Speakers: Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, & Terence McKenna.

Forgiveness is the key, we must forgive ourselves for making mistakes in the complicated game called life. We also have to forgive others(who hurt us) for their mistakes, because we are all playing the same game, and we are all confused by the rules. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s.๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒจ๐ŸŒจโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…

Understanding your body: Hope in a time of hysteria.(video)

When we hear the phrase “mind over matter”, we think of it as a spiritual idea, a not a physical reality. This lecture ” the biology of belief” given by Dr Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist and medical school professor, gives us hard physical science that proves it. The lecture and research put forward, proves how genes do not control biology, cells can live and behave with all genes and DNA removed. It is our perception of our environment and ourselves, that choose the behavioral proteins. Mind over matter is no just a catchphrase, but is a biological truth.

Wisdom Wednesday #1: (Terence McKenna)(videos)(repost)

Terence McKenna

Terence Mckenna is a counter culture icon. Known for blend academic intelligence with psychedelic exploration and questioning cultural values. He has recorded hundreds of hours of lectures and is the father of making psychedelic plants part of the mainstream of today. I urge you to give these three clips a listen. It will change your life.

Going it Alone (short Listen)

This clip describes the universal human fear of being alone against nature and truth. Why we are afraid to face ourselves and the infantilism of our relationship to institutions.

Shamanic or Schizophrenic (Short Listen)

This clip describes how the eastern world and western world treat spiritual experience and mental illness differently. It talks also about how the western mind is built on assumptions that we are all afraid to question.

This clip is a longer clip. Recorded at the Esalen Institute it is a lecture with audience participation. Terence begins speaking at 9 mins, but the guy who intro’s the topic, and everything after, describes te last 15 years of my life. And gives you a view into your own weirdness or judgements about human Behaviour.

What does it mean to be crazy. (Long Listen)

This is the short read, Subscribe and like so you don’t miss the long read release.๐Ÿ˜‡

Wisdom Wednesday #2: Ram Dass (a.k.a Dr Richard Alpert)(videos)(repost)

(Love, Serve, Remember)

I know it is Monday. In this weeks Manic Monday…But on Sunday(Reflecting on Self Reflection), I discuss the importants of examining ourselves, our intentions and why our mind is so hard wired to resist quieting down. Ram Dass was the saving grace in my own self reflection. I would not be the me of today if it were not for the 1000’s of hours I spent learn and listen to this man.

To accompany you on your Self Reflection journey, Ram Dass is an amazing source of wisdom, instruction and hope.

Path of the Heart.

Ram Dass, was born Richard Alpert. He was a Harvard professor of Psychology. He, along with Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzger, were fired from Harvard university for using Psychedelics in research and Personal Exploration. This led Richard Alpert to travel to India, where he met his guru Neem Karoli Baba. He then came back to North America, where he has lectured for the last 50 years.

Below are three clips meaningful to me, but are an introduction for anyone, into the depths of our inner life.

Dark Night of the Soul – a short (8min) explaination of the part of the spiritual path known as the phony holy(thinking we are more enlightened than we are) and the pendulum swing to the phony unholy(trying to be less enlightened than we actually are. The valley where we have lost the world but aren’t tasting deeply enough of the spirit.

Phony Holy & Phony Unholy.

Purification and the evolution of consciousness part 1(30 min) is 1 of a 4 part lecture. Ram Dass discusses how the temporary rushes of the material world and ego, at first pull us in and make us happy. But slowly become empty rituals. This emptiness is what begins the search for meaning, truth, and a peace that isn’t fleeting.

This is a must listen for anyone interested in learning a deep mthod of self reflection.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚

What’s Your Trip?

The clip below is very special to me. In last weeks Wisdom Wednesday we took a look at Terence McKenna. I found Ram Dass because of this conversation between Ram Dass and Terence McKenna. Terence helped my intellect and imagination. However it is Ram Dass who helped me work on my heart.

This conversation, about how to create social change through peaceful action, is a reminescing of the 60’s mixed with wisdom for the future, from to people who were at the centre of it.

Heart & Mind.

In next weeks episode we will take a look at Rupert Sheldrake. Like, subscribe and listen. Each time you work on yourself, the collective Karma is lessed. Think about the power of that.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ

The complicatedly Simple model of karma(Short Read)(repost)

Lake Tekapo At Dawn, New Zealand South Island

The Devil promises to teach us how to get everything we want. God promises to teach us how to get everything we need. The journey is about learning what the difference is and why.

Basic Score Card

Help yourself = +1

Help someone else = +1

Hurt Yourself = -2

Hurt Someone Else = – 2

Advanced Score Card

Help Yourself In a way that hurts you, or someone else (+1-2=-1)x2

Help Someone Else in a way that hurts you, or someone else(+1-2=-1) x2

The Century of the Self: (4 Part Docu-series BBC)(4 videos)

if you spend 4hr doing anything, few things can be more valuable to you and the people you love than watching the documentary series “The Century of the Self”. This 4 part docu-series covers the rise of pyschological manipulation by big business, politicians, media and advertising.

The series describes how politicians fearing the irrational nature of the average citizen, turned to freudian psychology to understand the unconscious drives of the masses.

Politicians, business leaders and psychiatrists came to believe if people refused to control themselves, they must be controlled from above. The series documents from 1914-1999 and describes how mass events were engineered. It also gives an amazing view into human nature and many different psychological theories. If you want to understand the world you live in now, this is ground zero.

Part 1 Happiness machines – this episode describes how fearing the shadow and destructive potential of the average person, social engineers decided to manage the unconscious desires of the masses. By satisfying peoples inner selfish desires it made them happy, and thus docile.

Part 2 The engineering of consent – describes the rise of the Freud family and Psychoanalysis’s marriage to marketing, business and media. It describes how the idea that if people were taught to conform to social norms, this would strengthen their ability to control their own thoughts and emotions. It also describes how business leaders realized that by linking products to peoples unconscious hopes and fears, they could control how they behaved. This also describes the birth of subliminal advertising. This episode also describes the CIA’s study of mind control techniques.

Part 3 There is a policeman inside all our heads and he must be destroyed – This episode talks about how the human potential movement grew as branches of psychology rejected the idea that social control was the answer. The humanist movement believed the human beings can take part in our own growth and can through exploration gain insight. At the same time big business realized that the “individualism” movement was the best thing to happen to business. They learn how to take the selfish individualism and make and market products around it. Because people used objects to represent “who they are” business could sell infinite products as people “buy their identity.”

Part 4 describes how because North American citizens have become so selfish, it has become very difficult to bring about social change. Programs to care for people and fix social problems don’t work, because “individualist’ fell they shouldn’t have to help out. It also describes how psychological surveys were used to understand the unconscious motives behind how people vote.

It takes A Village.(The reason behind A Citizen’s Guide)

It doesn’t just take a village to raise a child, it takes a village to organize, maintain, heal and grow a village.

The purpose and intention behind A Citizen’s Guide to Healing the Earth.

I with my heart of hearts believe the above statements to be true. In the words of Marshall McCluhan “we live in a global village”. I promise this is the last time I will say village. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have gone through many stages in my life, from not caring about the problem, to being a part of the problem myself, to opening my heart to empathy and becoming overwhelmed by the problem, to becoming an agoraphobic hermit for six year, hiding from the problem out there, just to realize that the biggest battle was the one-on-one with my ego that would come to take over my “safe place”. We arrive to the current era where I am coming out of the hermit hut, to reconnect with the magic of the universe.

I created this blog for many reason. One to give these Ideas a home other than my head, and the occasional family dinner rant. To free up so ” mental bandwidth” I made this place.

What is the problem that plagued me so much? It was western culture’s (anglo-saxon) loss of the sacred elements of the universe. The tradition of science and reason (matter), came with it a cynicism towards anything existential (energy). Because matter tends to be predictable, it is quantifiable and thus objectively controllable. Energy on the other hand is unpredictable, unmeasurable by the techniques and equiptment used to measure material changes. Because of this, energy is subjectively controllable, which is the inversion of the transformation process.

We in the west have, since the 1500’s, slowly taken all the sacred energetic relationships away from our activities of daily living. This loss of meaning and value in everything has created a collective numbness that I believe people are ready to face and reawaken this dormant aspect of their nature.

I would like this place to be a symbolic campfire. I welcome any comments, ideas critiques (ideas and conversation have always been my drug-of-choice). I believe we are all expressions of human nature, the complete package of the species resides in each individual. Our souls are all bound by the psychic archetypes that we are, by matter of incarnation, forced to play out, often to both our deepest joys and deepest sorrows.

We have as a society (I am Canadian) relied institutions to take care of us. Not just by building roads and hospitals, or passing laws and protecting against crime. We have relied on government, business, science and medicine experts, and forced social programs; to define, guide, manage and transform human nature. We see ourselves as consumers instead of citizens. We need to start taking a more active role in being a tribe member. We all have a role to play, in our friends and families, neighbourhoods, and in the collective consciousness of humanity.

This website is a call to organize a grassroots empathy and compassion movement, and I invite you to be a part of it, in this space and in your own private life.

………..VILLAGE ๐Ÿ™Œ

Generation Of Design(Short Read)(repost)

Sacred Four.

Lets take a look at the Four Sacred levels of being: Body, Mind, Soul, and Spirit.

Imagine for a moment that spirit is like electricity. Soul(conscious awareness) is like a wall socket, dividing positive and negative into seperate currents. Imagine the body as an appliance that plugs into the socket. And the mind as the output of energy.

If you plug in a lamp, you get light. If you plug in a stove, you get heat. If you plug in a fan, you get wind. If you plug in a stereo, you get sound.

This is the universe. You plug one thing in, you get rocks and trees. Plug in another, you get cats and dogs. Plug in another, and you get human beings and dandilions.

The universe is holographic and fractal. That means Human begins,(you and I) Are made of the sacred four elements of being. Everything that exists is made of these four levels. This is the unifying principle of the universe.

If you turn off the stereo, does the electricity still exist?

If you unplug the lamp, does the outlet still exist?

Long read coming soon. Like subscribe and stay plugged into the universe.๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„