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Short Stories {1} ~ River Ganges Insanity

Washing off the days reminants within the womb of the River Ganges, in the ancient lands of India, a young lady named Anadi, combed through her dark black locks wishing she had fulfilled her guru’s daily tasks. Worried reverberations tensed her worn out body.

Anadi’s guru had instructed her to contemplate by the serene waters edge on the concept of enlightenment. She was trembling at the thought of going insane. Throughout her journey on the path of enlightenment she had visions of past lives, angelic beings, prophetic dreams and doubted herself, were these visions true or a figment of her mind turning her insane?

Observing the river’s candles lit each night floating along the river, Anadi realised in her mind “for the mystic swims in the same waters as the insane.”

Guruji initiated her, “you have understood the point.” Painting an orange hue on her third eye she became one of Guruji’s enlightened deciples.

“Yes,” Anadi proclaimed.

Anadi was no longer afraid of turning insane, she realised that insanity and sanity are part of the duality of this dualistic world. By using her mind towards the creator, and only him, she would return to sanity through the insanity she was so worried of.

As she lit her candle, with empowering energy flowing throughout her physical vehicle, silently whispering a prayer her body aroused from the dream of the dream she was living in. In the hypnotic state she was in upon waking, she had met her dead guru in her dream reassuring her she was not going crazy.

That very young morning, when everyone was asleep and the birds were churping their morning symphony she said her daily blessings by the river Ganges. “For I am sane in an insane world” she echoed through the nearby caves.

“I have travelled through madness to find me,” she screamed.

Madness is somewhere between chaos and having a dream. Anadi made sense of the dream by plunging into it and moving with the dance. For those who did not hear the music, those dancing were deemed insane.

And the world kept on spinning and weaving it’s cosmic web…

~DiosRaw 28/03/21

Symbols {107} ~ Heart

The Heart symbol is universally seen as a quintessential representation of love, especially (though not solely) of romantic love. It signifies both physical and eternal love. Various cultures through the ages have associated the symbol with affection, compassion, joy, and charity. It has also found ritualistic use in ceremonies of yore performed for strengthening relationships.

The use of the symbol goes far back in history and has even been found on ancient Roman coins. There is a lot of ambiguity about the origin of the Heart symbol as it has only a remote resemblance to the human body organ it represents. In fact, it is largely believed to have been derived from the shape of the seedpod of silphium, an herb popular among the Romans as a contraceptive. Another belief has the symbol originating from the shape of leaves, typically ivy leaves. The Greeks associated ivy with God Dionysus, the god of passion, wine, and other sensual things. Perhaps, this later led the Heart symbol to be connected with romantic love. The longevity and resilience of the ivy vine are also seen as symbolic of eternal love.

Some people link the Heart symbol with an upside-down triangle and associate it with the divine feminine power. The inverted triangle also symbolizes the Water element, which makes the Heart a sign of intuition, psychic perception, emotion, transition, and motion.

Did You Know {105} ~ Signs Of An Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse

Does your partner, or former partner, ever ~

~Belittle you, or put you down?
~Blame you for the abuse or arguments?
~Deny that abuse is happening, or play it down?
~Isolate you from your family and friends?
~Stop you going to college or work?
~Make unreasonable demands for your attention?
~Accuse you of flirting or having affairs?
~Tell you what to wear, who to see, where to go, and what to think?
~Control your money, or not give you enough to buy food or other essential things?

Threats and intimidation

Does your partner, or former partner, ever ~

~Threaten to hurt or kill you?
~Destroy things that belong to you?
~Stand over you, invade your personal space?
~Threaten to kill themselves or the children?
~Read your emails, texts or letters?
~Harass or follow you?

Physical abuse
The person abusing you may hurt you in a number of ways.

Does your partner, or former partner, ever ~

~Slap, hit or punch you?
~Push or shove you?
~Bite or kick you?
~Burn you?
~Choke you or hold you down?
~Throw things?

Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse can happen to anyone, whether they’re male or female.

Does your partner, or former partner, ever ~

~Touch you in a way you don’t want to be touched?

~Make unwanted sexual demands?
~Hurt you during sex?
~Pressure you to have unsafe sex – for example, not using a condom?
~Pressure you to have sex?

If your partner, or former partner, has sex with you when you don’t want to, this is rape.

~Have you ever felt afraid of your partner or former partner?

~Have you ever changed your behaviour because you’re afraid of what your partner, or former partner, might do?

~If you believe you are in an abusive relationship please seek help before it goes too far. Have you got someone you can talk to about it? There is help out there for you when you take the leap into freedom. Take a Google of services or helplines in your area. Or you can email me, my email is on this blog’s connect page.

Theories & Hypnotheses {2} ~ The Stoned Ape Theory

“How early humans developed consciousness remains shrouded in mystery. There are of course, many theories.

Who was Terence McKenna?
Terence McKenna (1946- 2000), was an American ethnobotanist, author, lecturer and psychedelics advocate. In 1992 he published a book called ‘Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge— A Radical History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution’. Hailed as a ‘modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens’ (Washington Post) it contained the radical ‘Stoned Ape Theory’.

What is ‘Stoned Ape Theory?‘
Firstly, for all you sticklers for accuracy, the ‘Stoned Ape Theory’ is not technically a theory. A theory is a hypothesis (a proposed explanation or idea) that is backed up by proven evidence. As there is currently no concrete factual evidence for this idea, it remains a hypothesis. So! The ‘Stoned Ape Hypothesis’. What is it?!

It is thought that between 2 million and 700,000 years ago Homo erectus brains doubled in size. Their descendants, Homo sapiens (that’s us!) brains proceeded to triple in size somewhere between 100,000 and 500,000 years ago. There is, currently, no agreed upon theory for such a dramatic evolutionary development.

Enter the Mushroom…
McKenna proposed that these massive accelerations were due to an unexpected source— magic mushrooms.

Imagine the scenario: early human has descended from the trees. Leaving the leafy canopy behind they begin, in groups, to track and domesticate herds of animals. In the manure left by the animals, mushrooms begin to grow. Specifically psilocybin, or magic mushrooms. Munching together, on the shrooms, they begin to feel the psychedelic effects. The psilocybin in the mushrooms, behaves exactly as it does today, opening the minds of its consumers. This process kicked into overdrive the ability to process information, imagine and think abstractly.

As McKenna put it, ‘Homo sapiens ate our way to a higher consciousness’.

The Birth of Language
Even the development of language can be linked with the hypothesis. Psilocybin can induce a brain state similar to synesthesia— where different senses, such as vision and sound, get paired together. This could explain how humans were able to begin to create association with the things they saw and the noises that they made with their mouths— thus language was born.

Strengthening of Community
Feelings of interconnectedness and empathy that shrooms encourage, would have strengthened community— which is one of the secrets to humanity’s success. In fact, McKenna also maintained that increased sexual arousal due to ingestion of shrooms (this has not been proven) would have further benefited the growth of population. Additionally, early religious and ceremonial ritual may have been based upon the psychedelic experiences induced by the magic mushrooms.

The Psychedelic Relationship Continues
Today, McKenna’s hypothesis has been widely debunked as being too simplistic an explanation for the mystery of human consciousness. Despite this, it remains a compelling argument to consider in relation to a question that may never get a definite answer. Meanwhile, McKenna should remain lauded for recognising what science is only beginning to take seriously now— that psilocybin is a revolutionary tool for brain wellness. With more and more promising results from psychedelic studies, even if shrooms didn’t create human consciousness, in the near future they could play a big part in improving it.”

Source ~ https://www.wholecelium.com/articles/psychedelic-studies/stoned-ape-theory/

~You Cannot Be Objective About A Thing You Fear Or Hate~

“Notice, you cannot be objective about a thing which you fear or hate.

Corollary: you cannot discover Truth, or embody Truth, so long as there is fear or hate in you. All fear and hate must be surrendered. All! Without exception. Even your fear of the danger of not being able to fear or hate any more.

“Hate” here isn’t limited to violent rage. Hate includes: judgment, criticism, condemnation, demonization, anger, ill-will, vengeance, disgust, desire to destroy, having enemies, and justifications for your hate.

Mild forms of fear and hate are still fear and hate. Fear and hate can be very subtle.

All justifications for fear and hate are delusion. All attempts to explain why your fear or hate is valid, “good”, necessary, or warranted, are delusion — only doubling down on your position.

Fear and hate are inversely proportional to Truth. The closer you approach Truth, the closer fear and hate drop to zero. Want to know how close you are to Truth? How much fear and hate is in you on a daily basis?

Without fear, there is no purpose for hate.

All fear boils down to fear of injury and death.

When your fear reaches zero, your experience of love will reach infinity. You will love every single molecule in the universe. A heart-wrenching, super-natural degree of love. Metaphysical love.

Strength, is your capacity to surrender fear and hatred. Strength is wisdom. The highest wisdom is the surrender of one’s life.”

Source ~ https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=36

Philosophy {19} ~ Pragmatism

Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition centered on the linking of practice and theory. It describes a process where theory is extracted from practice, and applied back to practice to form what is called intelligent practice. Pragmatism is based on the premise that the human capability to theorize is necessary for intelligent practice. Theory and practice are not separate spheres; rather, theories and distinctions are tools or maps for finding our way in the world. Pragmatism holds that an ideology or proposition is true if it works satisfactorily, that the meaning of a proposition is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting it, and that unpractical ideas are to be rejected.

The Human Family Community Open Threads {38} ~ What Is More Painful, Survival Or Death?

Welcome to “The Human Family Community Open Threads,” a project open for anyone who would like to express their feelings, make friends or talk about anything; if you feel suicidal, depressed, anxious or lonely during these times this project is here for you. Feel free to leave a comment below and connect, let’s start a conversation. No judgement, we don’t know until we walk in someone else’s shoes..

~DiosRaw 25/04/21