The Philosophy of Cloud Atlas: How Beauty Will Save the World is what I would call an advanced movie trailer, created, so it seems, not to promote the movie but to advance human consciousness. Beautifully made! A highly worthwhile watch, a slide show of screenshots from the movie clip follows the video below. I have not seen the movie, Cloud Atlas, but after watching this trailer, will definitely make effort to do so.
The premise here is that there is more inner information available to us through subtle channels than we normally allow. When we do learn to allow it by cultivating a deeper sensitivity within ourselves to the informational fields in which we participate then our access deepens.
SO grateful for these kinds of friendships in my life!
"The kind of friendship one finds in an anam cara, O’Donohue argues, is a very special form of love — not the kind that leads us to pit the platonic against the romantic but something much larger and more transcendent:
Let us practice these as a way of living together, forming the basis for a New Earth and the underlying practices for new governance models ❤
The Co-Creators’ AGREEMENTS
Prophecy of the Shambhala Warriors
[A Tibetan Legend passed on to Joanna Macy]
"There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger. Barbarian powers have arisen. Although they waste their wealth in preparations to annihilate each other, they have much in common: weapons of unfathomable devastation and technologies that lay waste the world. It is now, when the future of all beings hangs by the frailest of threads, that the kingdom of Shambhala emerges.
The 'Joyful Surprise Movements' are the main component of the 'Present Moment Brocades (nine movements, a full set of Qigong) and 'Dance with the Divine' (three of the nine, an introduction to the P.M.B.)
While practicing them, I have often experienced joy, a release of tension, a change from stiffness to suppleness, and sometimes ecstasy. Afterwards, I feel a sense of centeredness, equanimity, and well-being ~ which eventually fades in the midst of environmental stress, but can be refreshed over the day by applied breathing and focus. Overall, I am more grounded, peaceful, and able to meet stressors with confidence.
Although at first glance it might appear not, this appeal has deep correlation with the individual energy work of the Present Moment Brocades, and anything that includes Chi, such as Qigong. This will be revealed in a closer read.
I am not a drop in the ocean,
I am the entire ocean in a drop,
as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī said.
That to me means that the Present Moment of all that is
composes the sphere of light encompassing my body.
The personality known as Gary is integrating
with his individuated Present Moment Sphere,
and becoming who he really is.
This post includes a slideshow of assorted images.
In the Present Moment Brocades, there is a focus on moving one's Chi energy, including through the pineal gland in the center of the brain, the third eye.
The images in this slideshow give a visual, for clearer mental imagery and intuitive feeling while 'dancing with the Divine.'
'Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion.
The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.'
– Richard Conn Henry,
Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University
(quote taken from 'The Mental Universe')