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What Is At The Center Of Reality?

What is consciousness? How are we having this experience that we appear to be having?

What is the fabric of the universe? What is the fundamental building block of creation? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, kings, and influential folk have sought to determine the answer to this question. Dating back to ancient Greece, there have been theories of a fundamental form such as an atom that is at the basis of reality. Indeed, Democritus and Leucippus were two ancient Greek philosophers, predating Socrates, who theorized accurately about the existence of atomic particles.

In classic philosophy, the idea of “The Monad” has been thrown around for thousands of years. What is a “Monad”? Essentially, it is the fundamental and absolute foundation of reality… The Monad is basically the divine origin of all that we experience. The idea of a Monad was conceived and developed in part by the Pythagorean sect of ancient Greek philosophy (the same followers of Pythagoras, the founder of modern day math). In later philosophy, the idea of a Monad was further developed and embraced by Leibniz, one of the creators of calculus and a contributor to modern philosophy.

The idea of a Monad further speculates on the original state of the universe. Essentially, trying to answer the question of “What is the fundamental building block of reality?” Research and philosophical work around an atomic or sub-atomic structure (such as in modern day quantum physics) generally takes a more scientific and rationalist approach to the question whereas theorizing around a Monad generally takes the approach of believing in some sort of divine force that is at the center of reality. However, that being said, those who speculate around a Monad are oftentimes quite rational and tend to approach the question from a basis of scientific thinking. Obviously, this is an oversimplification of a work that has spanned thousands of years of complex philosophical and scientific study.

Let’s explore this topic in detail and see what can be discovered!

Here’s an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I explain this theory in some detail:

DISCLAIMER: This is a theory I’m actively developing. I’ll be adding more to this post over time… If you would like to contribute to this theory, send me a message and let’s brainstorm together!

Thought As The Fundamental Building Block:

It is my contention that thought is the fundamental building block.

When we examine and explore how our world is created, it is important to take both a philosophical (or even spiritual) perspective and combine with the rational and “scientific” thinking that is being developed and understand. When combined, the multitude of different fields will illuminate the truth. When considering how religion, esoteric teachings, and science overlap, it is important to remember that for thousands of years the various fields were indistinguishable. It has only been a creation of the previous centuries that the fields have been separated. For instance, in ancient Greece, all thinkers around math, astronomy, religion, esoteric teachings, and more were called “philosophers”. Modern day science was called “natural philosophy”. As these various fields of thinking developed, they began to branch off into their own fields. In today’s world, the idea that religious beliefs could influence scientific thinking is discouraged by thinkers on both ends of the spectrum (for the most part). However, throughout history, true genius seems to emerge when folks combine the various fields into one.

Isaac Newton is a prime example. Did you know that Newton spent the majority of his time studying alchemy, astrology, and other “occult” practices? He is only one example. In fact, many great thinkers throughout history who have shaped the course of history have been intense disciples of spiritual and esoteric practices such as alchemy, channeling, psychedelic studies, and more. In their minds, these concepts are not separate but instead feed one another with inspiration and increased enlightenment.

When considering the fabric of reality, it seems unwise to discard millennia of spiritual teachings and esoteric practices that could provide “clues” to our answer when combined with modern day “rational” scientific study.

Following this train of thought, if we study Hindu beliefs, we learn that Hindus believe that the universe is “consciousness vibrating”… It is a mistake to think that Hindus believe in a pantheon of many gods. Actually, Hindus believe in one god… One source… One divine being. This being manifests itself into infinite forms. One aspect of “god” is you, another is me, another is the keyboard I’m using to type these ideas, another is Shiva, another is Vishnu, etc.

Hindus believe that the universe is generated by the aspect of god known as “Shiva”. They believe that Shiva is constantly changing “Om” to generate the universe into reality. Essentially, Shiva is what’s keeping the video game running by his constant divine chant. This is “how” the consciousness of the universe continues to vibrate.

When we learn about these spiritual teachings, we have two options: we can discard them as some “weird belief” or we can say “maybe this system of belief that has existed for thousands of years is hiding some basis of truth?”

Personally, I believe religious doctrines are discarded because they are taken too literally. These ideas make a bit more sense when we ask “What ideas and hidden secrets could be behind this belief system?”

If we examine the “common denominators” of all these esoteric teachings and spiritual practices, we identify thought and consciousness at the core. Everywhere from Christianity to Hinduism and all occult practices in between, we are continually introduced to this idea of the power of the mind, the creative ability of belief, the power of our thoughts, and more.

Could it be that all reality is formed by thought? That everything at its core is composed of an original thought?

“The Universe Is Consciousness Vibrating”

What does it mean for consciousness to be vibrating?

That sounds like a bunch of hippy woowoo buzzwords thrown together. However, in our modern world, scientists at the forefront of quantum theory are struggling to identify the answer to the question of “what is consciousness?” As we make advances in Artificial Intelligence, and other new technology,  we begin to ask ourselves questions about when these advanced machines will become “conscious”… You see, if we closely examine the nature of our experience, we grow all the more confusing. In other words, what is actually going on here? How is it possible that I am typing these words? WHO is typing these words? As understanding of anatomy and human physiology advances, we understand that many of our decisions are controlled by the bacteria in our gut and the various substances we consume. Is this blog being typed by those microscopic bacteria? Who am I? Who are you? WHY is this all possible?

As our understanding of the brain develops, we grow all the more confused. Essentially, our brains are a connection of transmitters that radiate throughout our body to drive how we perceive and operate in this ever more confusing world. In his book Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari expresses this conundrum and why it is so confusing to modern science:

When thousands of cars slowly edge their way through London, we call that a traffic jam, but it doesn’t create some great Londonian consciousness that hovers high above Piccadilly and says to itself ‘Blimey, I feel jammed!’ When millions of people sell billions of shares, we call that an economic crisis, but no great Wall Street spirit grumbles, ‘Shit, I feel I am in crisis.’ When trillions of water molecules coalesce in the sky we call that a cloud, but no cloud consciousness emerges to announce, ‘I feel rainy.’ How is it , then, that when billions of electric signals move around in my brain, a mind emerges that feels ‘I am furious!’? As of 2016, we have absolutely no idea”

(Yuval Noah Hararis, Homo Deus, Pg. 110-111)

The past two years have only been more confusing with no real answer emerging to this question.

If purely rational scientific thinking struggles to explain the origin and reason for consciousness and the human experience, perhaps it is logical and recommendable to copy Isaac Newton, Pythagorus, and other great thinkers as we turn towards a more spiritual explanation for the basis of reality.

What if there are some clues?

Here’s the challenge: obviously religion and spirituality in general are pervaded with mis-translations, misunderstandings, biases, crazy teachers, and a whole lot of quackery.

In order to find some semblance of truth, we should study a wide spectrum of religious or spiritual beliefs and ask ourselves “what is at the foundation?”

From my own foray down these spiritual rabbit holes, here is what I have found: consciousness IS somehow the fundamental building block. There seems to be no other explanation.

In other words, the very fact that we are alive and having this experience IS the “monad” and the very basis of reality itself. If we were not here to have this experience, there would be no experience to have. As a combined and collective whole, we are the “great being” that is generating this reality.

Essentially, we are collectively Shiva chanting “Om” to keep the whole video game going.

If we were to stop, the video game would get unplugged and there would be nothing to see.

We Are A Great Mind:

What I’m trying to express makes the most sense if I use some examples or parables. Personally, I think there is a reason Jesus and other spiritual teachers use parables and stories to explain their points: sometimes that’s the only way that things make sense!

Let’s use the example of Jeff Bezos founding Amazon.

In the year 2018, Amazon is a corporation that runs most of the “developed” world. In Europe, North America, and many other places around the globe, it is possible to receive just about anything via Amazon within a handful of days… Whether that be a book, a bookshelf, or hammer and nails to assemble the bookshelf. In many cities, a person can even have food delivered over Amazon.

However, all of that was made possible by a complex series of thoughts that had to emerge in the minds of many people before it was made possible.

For example, in order for Jeff Bezos to create the idea for Amazon, he had to first imagine (in his own personal mind) the general framework of the plan. This involved a complex equation that he personally began to sort out in his mind before ever taking action and bringing this idea to fruition.

Creating Amazon involved some of the following and much more:

  • Examining a need in the “market” that Jeff and his team could solve.
  • Evaluating the power of this new technology called “the internet” and how it might help solve this problem.
  • Identifying “things” that could be “sold” over “the internet”.
  • Choosing Books as a potential item that could be sold.
  • Discussing with “like-minded” individuals about holes in the plan, ideas to improve, and refining the concept.
  • Assessing the shipping system in the USA to assist in sending Books all over the country and, later, the world.
  • Jeff conducting an extremely personal journey of overcoming limiting beliefs such as “I’m not good enough to do this”, “this won’t work”, “I am not made like those who succeed”, and many more which had to be overcome before this idea could ever be actioned. In other words, Jeff had to establish a certain degree of self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth to even be able to begin actioning this plan.
  • A risk/reward evaluation of going forth with this idea despite potential failure. If you read Jeff Bezos’ biography, you learn that founding Amazon was his answer to the question “what would I regret never doing when I’m on my deathbed?”… In other words, Jeff had to come to terms with his own mortality to begin actioning this plan. Again, a personal and spiritual journey of self reflection and the human condition.
  • Discussing with his mate (his wife Mckenzie) the whole concept, plan, and execution. Thankfully, she was “like-minded”. However, for many humans, it is difficult to speak with our sexual partner about such a risk because we are tapping into extremely primal and evolved systems of survival, risk/reward, and questions such as “will I be able to provide for the family?”… “Will this venture be enough to prevent my sexual partner from leaving me for a ‘stronger and more capable male’?”

Many of these thoughts and beliefs were formed at the subconscious level. Nevertheless, they were questions which needed to be answered either consciously or unconsciously. All of the above and much more had to happen in the minds of Jeff Bezos and the others who supported him in the early days of Amazon. At this point, Amazon is still just a thought in the minds of these individuals. However, as these questions are answered, this thought begins to take form.

Conscious Evolution:

What is conscious evolution? Higher consciousness is the idea that the human experience will begin to shift as we collectively increase in our awareness and personal development. We begin to shift into a higher collective experience because we are beginning to recognize and utilize our abilities as creative forces here on earth.

Conscious evolution is the idea that it is possible to have a more enlightened and “awakened” experience here on earth. For example, a person who has been able to shift their emotional states to a point where they no longer experience fear has effectively achieved a “higher consciousness” and exists in a new state of reality. Their reality has shifted to support their new internal states.

If we believe that we exist in an infinite living mind, the idea of conscious evolution has much to do with our expanding experience. How is this the case? Well, let’s say that hypothetically there are 100 people living on an island. As these people collectively begin to align their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs more with love, courage, and optimism, the “universal consciousness” of that 100-person island will shift. The 100 people will collectively have a better experience because the collective whole has achieved a state of higher consciousness.

These ideas of a “higher consciousness” make more sense when we consider ourselves living in a universal and collective mind. In the same way that a person’s individual situation improves when they shift from being afraid to being courageous, the collective consciousness will shift into a higher state of being when we collectively rid ourselves of beliefs, thoughts, and “vibrations” that are not serving of where we want to go.

Conscious evolution is a confusing topic with a lot of “fake gurus” peddling confusing answers.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I talk to Lucas Heisserer about conscious evolution and we get to the bottom of how this might actually work in the “real world”.

You see, here’s the issue: if the idea of a universal mind is indeed factual… If we all really do exist in an infinite living mind… It should be somehow logically provable. It should explainable. In today’s world, it is so easy for folks who are uneducated to create misleading content that fails to actually explain and explore the realities of our situation. This comment is not intended to put others down but instead to encourage a greater depth of questioning when it comes to the topic of universal mind, consciousness, the law of attraction, and other universal laws.
In order for these theories to be taken seriously by the mainstream world, it is necessary to have a logical answer to the question “what is consciousness” that relies on greater explanation than what exists on the average Instagram user’s feed.

If we consider that we do in fact exist in a sort of infinite living mind, this could dispel much of the confusion around the topic of spirituality in general.

For example, is god real? Honestly, in the modern “spiritual awakening” crowd, “the universe” is often used as the new name for god. Even if the user of this phrase does not actually mean for “the universe” to replace the word “god”, this often seems to be the case.

Growing up in the Christian fundamentalist church, I’m quite familiar with the type of vocabulary used in those circles… The types of quotes and explanations that are used to describe complex situations and scenarios:

“God has got your back”

“God is watching out for you”

“Trust in God and he will provide”

“You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength”

etc. etc. etc.

I cannot tell you how many times i’ve seen almost those exact phrases but replaced with “the universe” instead of “God”.

For example, the Instagram page “Healing Energy Tools” provides a daily update on what “the universe” would have you do… Take this example from their “October 10th, 2018” post:

“The universe is saying to you today: Look within and find what warms your heart and allow it to lead you towards joy, accomplishment and happiness. You have within you the power to choose and create the kind of life that you wish to experience”

What the hell is actually being expressed here??

Please do not mistake what I’m saying: I certainly agree with the overall theme of this message.

You do indeed have the power to choose and create the kind of life you wish to experience.

However, the reason for that is not because “the universe” authorizes or approves you to do so… Thinking and reasoning along these lines is how we will create new explanations that continue to not make any sense, not persuade anyone at the collective level, and not make any real impact on the world.

For these ideas of universal consciousness to have impact, they have to make sense.

Superfluid Vacuum Theory

Are you familiar with Superfluid Vacuum Theory (SVT)?

Basically, the theory that space is a sort of superfluid. The fluid would have to have a viscosity (aka a “thickness”) of zero, meaning that it is not exactly noticeable… Effectively, this theory suggests that space and “the universe” is primarily a sort of watery substance.

Sound a bit crazy? Here are two videos to get you thinking about this theory, presented by folks with way more knowledge of traditional physics and quantum theory than I possess here today in December of 2018:

Here’s a link for an in-depth theory relating to this idea.

Is space water? Sounds a tad crazy, doesn’t it?

Let’s give this a bit of thought. Honestly, I’ve been exploring this narrative for several months now and have been attempting to take a layman’s perspective on this theory. In other words, I know almost nothing of physics, quantum theory, complex mathematics, biology, or chemistry. However, what I can offer is an “Average Joe’s” analysis of this theory and how it might factor into the larger universe. Could it be possible that we are neglecting logic in the favor of complex sounding theories with difficult descriptions? Only one way to find out…

So let’s try assuming that the Universe is water and see where it goes.

What would also have to be true?

If the Universe is fundamentally water (again, a superfluid with a viscosity of zero), then you and I can act as stones in the pond. In other words, in the same way that we might throw stones in the pond, we could similarly have an impact on our surrounding world through the universal law of cause and effect. For example, if we want to “manifest” a certain outcome, perhaps taking action towards achieving that goal via changing our thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs about the world could result in the intended effect because we are behaving like the rock in the pond? Is this why the Law of Attraction seems to work?

To further illustrate this point, let’s take another example:

Think about the Butterfly Effect… Namely, that small changes in the universe can have a “ripple effect” that eventually turns into a much larger change further down the chain of cause and effect.

The example we use is the meeting of my Mom with a person named Lee Garth. Long story short: when my Mom was attending college, she entered an elevator to find herself with Lee Garth. A conversation broke out and my Mom found herself getting invited to a local church. This church would eventually lead my Mom to meet my Dad, resulting in me. The birth of me resulted in my parent’s decision to homeschool me, bring me to church, and do other parent things. Their decision to raise me in that environment would ultimately lead to me leaving the church  and later on attending Lycoming College in PA where I would enroll in ROTC. I would join the Army, move to Germany, marry a woman, consume psychedelics discover that I’m gay, start podcasting, begin sharing wild and crazy ideas, and perhaps influence some people to think more openly about human evolution.

All of this (and much more) because my Mom entered that elevator with Lee Garth and they began talking.

And what prompted that discussion?

Well, obviously, Lee Garth had to first find Christianity, become a pastor, start a church, enter an elevator, speak with my Mom, invite her to church, etc. etc… Each of those incidents had to involve its own set of causes and effects that stretch backwards in his own timeline. Similarly, my Mom had her own story of how she found herself in that elevator. Likewise, my Dad would have his own series of causes and effects to spur him towards meeting my Mom at a Christian conference in Indiana.

What is the “cause” of these ripples? Again, we have thought at the center of it all. Thinking about our lives and how to improve them… Thinking about choices and changes in directions that potentially alter the course of history when they all begin to interconnect and morph with one another.

Could it be that our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and action are like ponds in the pool?

Thought is the originator of that great chain that eventually leads a person to take action and impact the world around them… To become a stone in the infinite pond that is the universe. If space is indeed a superfluid of sorts, then perhaps our thoughts are the wavelengths that create ripple effects on the world. In other words, that’s WHY the world seems to respond to our minds. That is the reason behind why the Law of Attraction and similar modalities “work”… We are literally bending reality around our minds through use of projecting wavelengths out into the universe. These wavelengths are what cause the ripples that produce cause and effect at massive scale. When we create a large enough ripple, we successfully influence the world by creating enough of a “cause” to have a massive effect.

Of course, this is all just going off assuming that it is true that the universe is a superfluid. Obviously, that is still being determined. However, if we begin to conduct a few thought experiments around this idea, it could explain some of the phenomenon in our world that defies our current models of explanation and understanding.

Esoteric tradition has been saying for millennia that “All is Mind” or that “the universe is mental”. In many of these texts, the universe is referred to as a “living brain” or an “infinite living mind”.

Perhaps we exist in the brain fluid of that infinite mind?





Let’s take a moment and consider the Water Molecule.

I am about to take a side-step away from logic and science and crossover into “hippy woowoo spiritual land”…

In early January of 2019, I had a dream. In that dream, I was told to take a look at the water molecule because it has some clues to this question. I woke up, filled with skepticism, and quickly Googled “water molecule”… here is a photo of what one looks like if you’re not too familiar:

A water molecule looks quite a bit like the top of the Inverted Tree of Life… Essentially, the Chakra system of Kaballah:


Kaballah is an ancient Jewish branch of the mystic and occult tree. Allegedly, it comes to us from Moses. The story is that when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments for the people, he also gave him the Kaballah for the initiated priesthood under his brother Aaron. The traditions of Kaballah can be explored at-length through The Zohar and other holy texts of Jewish mysticism.

Kaballah revolves around the Inverted Tree of Life system. Essentially, the teachings argue for the existence of a chakra system inside every human. This is our connection with the divine world and the heart of our spiritual power. Kabbalists teach that becoming aware of this power and our innate connection to the divine world is our ultimate purpose here on the earth… By connecting with our divine origins, we self-realize into our full spiritual power, thereby empowering us to have the most impact in the world.

The Inverted Tree of Life contains three pillars. There is the right pillar of justice, the left pillar of mercy, and the central pillar of neutrality. The right pillar is associated with masculine energy, the left with feminine energy, and the middle with neutral energy.

Perhaps there are clues hidden here? Maybe this slight connection between Kaballah and the idea of water could give us a clue of where to look? Maybe there’s some keys in the principle of gender to be understood?

Principle Of Gender And Consciousness

So what is consciousness?

It appears to be a connection created by thought. Again, when we examine our reality, thought is at the core of everything. If we believe in some sort of divine creator, we could imagine that this divine being thought us into creation. The Hermetic Principle of Correspondance tells us that “as above, so below” meaning that the laws on the higher planes of reality are reflected in the lower planes of correspondance on this plane where we find ourselves. Worded simply: heaven and earth operate on the same laws… The difference is a matter of degree, not a matter of type.

Is thought where this conversation ends?

Upon further consideration, thought appears to be half the puzzle. When we examine the Principle of Gender, we remember that there are two halves to all coins. All truths are but half-truths. Everything in the universe exists along a polarity. When it comes to the framework of reality, we might consider that this Principle of Gender must be expressed. What is the Principle of Gender? It is the idea that there is a masculine and feminine aspect to all of creation… There is a “yin” and “yang” expressed in everything we observe.

When it comes to deciding upon a set framework of reality, it would be logical to presume that there is a masculine and feminine form. If we explore the Principle of Gender, we find that the idea of thought is associated with masculine energy. Emotion is the primary force of feminine energy. When we consider feminine force, we are discussing ideas of creativity, nurturing, self-care, emotion, generation, daydreaming, and passive energy. Inside of every human is both sides of the Principle of Gender… Both men and women contain feminine and masculine aspects. When these aspects are out of balance, they can result in trouble. For example, a man who refuses to take a break, consider his emotions, or be nurturing to his family might find himself suffering from family or health concerns. Similarly, a woman who exists only in her feminine energy might never execute her business ideas, become disciplined enough to maintain a workout regime, or might fail to meet deadlines for getting into university. These are just some simple examples but it is important to understand that the Principle of Gender has nothing really to do with sex… It has everything to do with how the energies in our bodies are balanced.

Similarly, we see the Principle of Gender reflected in the natural world. We observe masculine energy at-work when the waves of the ocean crash onto the shore. We see the feminine energy at-work when the waves return back to the ocean, gathering energy to make their next crash. In the esoteric tradition, the atom is understood to be a manifestation of this principle: the proton is associated with masculine energy and the electron is feminine. Again, “as above so below”… The reason we observe the Principle of Gender existing in the universe is because it can be expressed through the very fundamental building blocks of reality.

However, this still does not answer our question… What is consciousness?

Thought Vs. Emotion

The Principle of Gender expresses that feminine emotional energy is combined with the thinking masculine energy in all aspects of life.

Therefore, it must be true that this is expressed in all aspects of creation down to the very foundations of what we observe.

If thought is the divine masculine force behind creation, what is the divine emotional force?

Maybe it is just… emotion?

Descartes said “I think, therefore I am”… but couldn’t we also say “I feel, therefore I am”? Two sides of the same coin… Both are reflected in reality: thought and emotion.

When we are answering the question of “what is consciousness”, perhaps it is a two-pronged approach? It is not “this or that”… Just as we disregard our own emotional intelligence and live in our masculine energy, we oftentimes act too emotionally towards one another. Instead of regarding a person with love and compassion, we lash out in anger or frustration during an argument. Instead of approaching a person with compassion, we respond from our own insecurity and fear. Similarly, instead of utilizing the divine gift of our minds to accomplish our goals, we fall prey to our own fears. You see, everything is a spectrum:

Fear ———————— Courage

Hate ———————- Love

Masculine ————– Feminine

Balance ————– Instability

This is the Hermetic Principle of Correspondance expressed… Everything in the universe exists along a spectrum. All truths are half-truths.

So perhaps we could say that thought and emotion are two sides of the same coin?

Is thought the opposite of emotion or are they two separate spectrums all together?

It would seem they both fall under the idea of “experience”. Again, to paraphrase Descartes: “I experience, therefore I am”.

We are having this experience of our thoughts and emotions at-work.

This experience is what connects us with our world, reality, and ourselves.

Universal Consciousness

So what does this mean for consciousness? Has our question been answered?

All this post has proven to do so-far is to loop back to “yes, we appear to be having an experience”. What does this have to do with consciousness? Again, this is the basic framework that philosophers and scientists have questioned for thousands of years. At the end of the day, it has proved difficult to break free from Descartes original notion of “I think, therefore I am”… In other words, this idea of our own experience of the world being all that we can really be “sure” exists. How can we somehow prove our experience? How can we validate scientifically that we are, indeed, conscious?

How can we prove that reality is more than meets the eye? That there is more going on here than just what our experiences and sense would suggest… That consciousness might even exist after death or perhaps that there is some divine purpose behind all that is going on in this reality. How can we get to the bottom of consciousness and what it is all about?

Is it even necessary?

Well… frankly… seemingly No!

The whale does not care if the Homo Sapiens ever figure out what’s going on here. How can it benefit the monkey or the rabbit if we deduce the true meaning of reality? Do the aliens in outer space give a damn? If we never answer this question, won’t the universe just keep going on?

I propose that it does matter.

Why? Because we hold onto this selfish idea that we have to know what is going on around here. For our own sake, it is an important question to answer. Even if the whale, the monkey, and the rabbit could care less, WE care. Why? Why do we care?

Going back to Descartes, one of his theories was that BECAUSE thought is our validation of our existence, anything that we comprehend is possible, important, and worth considering. He tried to use this line of reasoning as a “proof” for the existence of God: namely that because humans have a comprehension and curiosity around this idea of God, there must be something there to explore, right? If there was simply no God, then it would not be an idea in the back of our collective mind. He tried to use this reasoning to prove the existence of an actual deity. Personally, I think he’s mis-aligned. We cannot use that line of reason to prove the existence of a bearded God living up on a cloud… The two ideas are not co-dependent. However, he is onto something.

I would argue that it MUST be important to answer the question “what is consciousness” precisely because it has stuck around for so long.

Obviously, it is a question we value…

There is some hidden importance in this question that we intuitively know is important beyond our scared selves wanting to figure out what’s going to happen after we die… For some reason, we feel it has global significance that extends beyond the human species. For some reason, this idea seems paramount to the human experience.

Who are we?

Why are we here?

Where are we going?

These questions all remain unanswered. These questions are not going anywhere which speaks to their significance. Perhaps there is a divine purpose behind the answering of these questions and that somehow their answering will bring us in closer connection with ourselves, the planet, the animals, the plants, and all of the universe. Could it be the case that answering these questions will somehow allow the planet to come together and journey into the stars? If we discovered the truth of this question and answered “what is consciousness?”, maybe the answer will be more impactful than we know? If we knew that answering this question somehow saved our world and perhaps the universe itself, would we be more motivated to find the answer?

Here’s what I think: the reason these questions stick around is because we are attempting to solve our divine connection with one another.

Answering these questions about consciousness extends beyond ourselves. The answer to this question is that our thoughts and emotions connect us together in a global or perhaps universal consciousness that extends out infinitely in all directions. The implications of this being true are profound and of vital importance to the human experience. Understanding our divine connection with one another could mean the end of war, famine, and our extension into the stars.

The truth is that if we exist in a divine mind, that means our minds are one.

If our emotions are tied to the emotional divine mother, then our hearts are one.

We are all of us one.

We are one with the universe and all of creation.

This is different than us being connected… Obviously we are connected.

We are much more than connected… We are literally the same. Every fiber of our being speaks to this divine oneness. We exist in a world of our own collective thoughts, powered by our collective emotion. The two are symbiotic and they exist at scale.

This is why it is paramount to have balance and health internally… Our internal struggles are magnified out into the collective consciousness. By overcoming internal adversity, we contribute to the whole. When we help someone less fortunate, we help ourselves. By loving and respecting one another, we are loving and respecting ourselves. If we fail to love and accept each other, it is only because we fail to love and accept ourselves. If we fail to help each other, it is because we often fail in helping ourselves.

When we change on the inside, everything on the outside changes to reflect.

We are all of us one.

Self Growth Through Doing The Impossible

Self Growth Through Hardship:

Self growth and intense personal development are often the result of hardship. There are some spiritual teachings that suggest life is simply meant to be a game wherein our souls grow, evolve, and learn oftentimes through growth. One of my beliefs about the world is that we are transitioning from a “simulation” of sorts where we learn from pain and instead move towards learning from joy. Regardless, there has been a long history of human self growth that comes from going through intense hardship. In my own life, the period of time where I was working through autism and realizing that I’m gay was an intense period of self growth that I would not trade for the world, despite the level of difficulty.

I talked about that time on this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. Check it out!

Self growth does not need to come from hardship but this is often the case in our world. When a person is going through those moments, the realizations and grit that is developed is second to none. Although in the beginning of a rough period, it is common to curse the ground upon which we walk. In those moments, god seems far away and our own minds plague us with thousands of reasons for why we are misfortunate. Self growth comes in these moments when we overcome the impossible and begin to thrive.

Self Growth And Mindset:

Self growth relies upon a great mindset that facilitates this growth to begin in the first place. Oftentimes, this mindset is developed through overcoming some sort of difficulty which then furthers personal development, spiritual growth, and the overall evolution of our human condition. These hardships are often with us all of our days on the planet and sometimes begin quite early. If you meet a person who suffers from chronic disease or a chronic condition of any variety, these individuals are often highly developed when it comes to self growth and mindset development.

Brian King is one such individual. Known as the “Mindset King”, Brian helps fellow entrepreneurs who suffer from chronic conditions overcome the impossible, grow their business, and improve their lives while going through incredible hardship. Brian is on the autism spectrum and also suffers from MS. Through the power of overcoming his own struggles in life, Brian has developed a keen ability to help fellow entrepreneurs overcome their limitations and achieve massive results in their business and personal lives. Self growth is an ever-evolving journey and Brian is no stranger to that road.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, Brian and I talk about the process of overcoming impossible things in order to become the best version of yourself possible. Brian talks about the importance of self understanding and adaptation to achieve your goals. When hard times knock on our door, it is time to reflect on our personal situation and realize that we are all on our own journey. Oftentimes in today’s world, it is easy to get confused around the action steps to take on the road to personal development and achieving our goals in life. However, for individuals suffering from chronic conditions, it is essential to “know thyself” and adapt the situation around our own needs.


What Would Jesus Do?

What Would Jesus Do In The 21st Century?

WWJD in today’s world? If Jesus Christ was alive today, how would he handle where we currently find ourselves?

Growing up in the fundamentalist Christian Church, I constantly experienced this question. “WWJD” was worn on bracelets, shirts, and seen on stickers all over the congregation. This phrase was preached and taught as some sort of doctrinal question to which we were expected to have a pretty good answer. In the church, “What Would Jesus Do?” was often treated as way of pointing out a “wrong” instead of identifying actual practical steps.

In other words: if a person was seen treating others disrespectfully, our “church leaders” would ask us to consider “What would Jesus do?”

When we were not spending enough of our mental energy focused on converting others to the Lord, we were asked “What would Jesus do?”

Constantly, we were asked to be “Christlike”. Supposedly, judging our actions against “What would Jesus do?” was said to be a surefire way to achieve this goal. In the youth groups where I grew up, achieving this goal of being “Christlike” was seen as an incredibly admirable quality.

According to the church, I actually did a pretty good job! When I was about eleven years old, I was voted “Most Christ Like” for the year in our Upwards Christian Basketball league. I received the “White Star Award” trophy which is currently collecting some dust in my parent’s attic. In general, this is how the question of “What Would Jesus Do?” was treated: it was some sort of prize to be achieved.

What WOULD Jesus Do?… For Real.

Asking what Jesus or any great historical figure would “do” is a powerful exercise. You see, here is where Chris tian churches seem to miss out: they rarely actually put critical thought into what Jesus would actually do based on the “real” examples we have in the Bible of Jesus actually doing things. If we take the Bible as an accurate representation of Jesus’ life (or, at least, the character of Jesus), we can gain some valuable insights about what Jesus would actually do if he were alive today.

Why is it a good idea to ask “What Would Jesus Do?” If we are approaching this question more strategically and philosophically, why is this even a valid question? Why should you (especially if you have no relationship to Christianity) even care?

Well, consider the impact of the character of Jesus.

Whether he is “real” or not, the impact of Jesus on our world cannot be denied. In his name, popes have launched crusades. Presidents have been elected. Inquisitions have been pursued. Televangelists have been made wealthy. Lives have been changed for the good. Marriages have been saved. Politics are affected. Christians have been killed by lions in Rome. Little boys like me have spent countless hours in various churches across the world, asking themselves “What would Jesus do?”

Studying the impact of Jesus is important work for anyone to do whether you are interested in history, philosophy, theology, or any number of disciplines… His life has echoed through time. In fact, if Jesus is not a real person, his life is all the more interesting! Have you heard of the book “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” by John Allegro? This book furthers a fascinating theory that “Jesus” was actually a code name used by early “Christians” to disguise the psilocybin mushroom so that their secret sacrament would not be discovered by the un-initiated. Following this theory, the character of “Jesus” was created by early Christians to share the lessons being taught on psychedelic mushroom trips. There is actually a similar theory about Socrates: that the famous philosopher was just a fictional creation of Plato.

Regardless of whether or not Jesus actually existed, it is worth our time to ponder the famous question of What Would Jesus Do. The answers can lead in some powerful directions.

What Jesus Would Do:

Jesus spent an enormous amount of time preaching about an important topic: righting the wrongs of religious teachers.

Many of his famous parables and stories were directed against the religious teachers of the day. The Pharisees. For example, In Matthew Chapter 12, Jesus demonstrates that it is OK to perform miracles on the Sabbath day, typically considered a day free from work or strain of any kind. In this passage, the religious leaders first begin to plot a way to kill Jesus because he dared to heal someone on the Sabbath despite their proclamation that it is unlawful to do such things on the Holy Day.

Further, in the famous sermon on the Mountaintop (Matthew Chapters 5-7), Jesus lays out a great deal of instruction in clarity that is in contrast to his usual methods of teaching in riddles. In this sermon, Jesus lays out instruction that is directly in opposition to the current behaviors of Church leaders and attendees:

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” – Matthew 6: 5-14

I first read this quote when I was 15. Honestly, it was an important realization for the Young Paul because I began to recognize that many of my fellow church-goers operated in direct opposition to this instruction, despite the whole time acting as if they were especially devoted to the “Word of God” and had the whole Bible memorized… or something.

So what would Jesus do? He would probably begin by talking some shit on fundamentalist Christianity, just like the good ol days.

Here’s an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I go into detail on this topic:

Jesus also seemed to talk often about the Law of Attraction through his discussions on the importance of faith. Buddha had some similar ideas in this respect. Indeed, examined closely, many sacred holy texts seem to bear reference to the Law of Attraction and other universal laws.

Jesus As The “Son Of God”

A crucial point of the Christian theology is that Jesus is the “Son of God”. In fact, it is preached that this is specifically what a person must accept and believe in order to enter heaven and avoid being burned for all eternity in the fires of hell. It is said in church that Jesus allegedly backs this all up in his teachings, although the actual words of Jesus do not expressly lay out this claim.

Jesus did not have much to say about hell. Indeed, most of his teachings centered around loving others, talking shit about the current religious leaders, and his own divinity.

It is this last point that receives the most criticism in today’s world and also allegedly in Jesus’ own time. It is for this reason (claiming his own divinity) that Jesus is supposedly sentenced to death by crucifixion.

What is Jesus actually saying when he’s talking about being the “Son of God”?

Again, the Christian church will tell you quickly that Jesus is literally the son of God. He was birthed by Mary (a virgin) and sent by God as some sort of undercover agent to save the world from sin. He was God incarnate because, in addition to being the son of God, he was also God himself in human form… It’s a bit confusing for Christians too.

Jesus does not make this question any easier to answer. In John Chapter fourteen he says the following:

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-the Spirit of truth. The would cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one that loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and myself to him.” (John Chapter 14: 15-21)

Here’s another doozie:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believed stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” (John 3: 16-21)

Now, if you have the belief that Jesus is literally referring to himself, these passages might seem a bit clear although hard to believe. If you are someone (like me) who thinks there is something a bit more real going on here, passages like these leave much to discuss.

Do you know about the Kabbalah?

A great book on the topic of Kabbalah and the Inverted Tree of Life is this one: The Spiritual Essence of Man by Choa Kok Sui.

Most Instagram gurus would have you believe there are seven Chakras or “Energy Systems”. However, if you examine the Chakras as taught in the system of the Kabbalah, you will learn there are actually twelve.

The 12th Chakra is called the “Soul Chakra”. It is called “Ain Soph Ur” and serves as the seat of the soul inside (or, well, above) the body. The Soul Chakra is composed of three distinct “parts”: the “Divine Spark” (Ain), the “Higher Soul” (Ain Soph), and the “Incarnated Soul” (Ain Soph Ur). This Soul Chakra and it’s three forms are said to be a person’s connection with their “higher self” or spiritual source. Essentially, they are a person’s connection to the divine.

Hindus believe similarly. In Hindu tradition, there is said to be one god who incarnates in countless forms. One form of this god is you. Another form is me. Another is Shiva. Another is a tree. Etc.

In the Hindu belief system, we all carry inside ourselves a divine spark. We all carry a divine origin.

Again, learning more about the Chakra energy system will lead you down this path of learning the three elements of the “Soul Chakra”.

Could it be possible that this is to what Jesus referred?

The “Holy Spirit” is the Soul Chakra.

The idea of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an allegory for this divine connection we all share with the divine realm. In a sense, we are all connected to god in the same way this computer I’m using is connected to the internet.

Is this way of viewing Jesus’ method correct?

Honestly, it is up to you. I think that what Jesus was really trying to say was this:

Don’t listen to the religious teachers. They do not know what they’re talking about. I am God and so are you. You can do as I do. Indeed, he even said this pretty clearly before he “ascended to heaven”:

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)

Jesus would probably tell us to love one another and remember our divine source. Do unto others as you would have them do to you because they are you. We are all one. We are all connected at the top of this divine source.

Anyone who would have you believe different might be full of shit.

Honestly though, dive into the Bible and decide for yourself. I’m just a humble initiate trying to find my own way through all these old books. There are hidden truths and mysteries in the depths of these holy books and I’ll be sure to share as more is revealed.


Spiritual Awakening 101

Spiritual Awakening In The 21st Century

Spiritual Awakening can be confusing. What are the “symptoms” of a spiritual awakening? Well, it depends on who you ask… Nowadays, there is confusing information online about what “Spiritual Awakening” actually entails. Depending on who you ask, there might be conflicting answers from folks who might not exactly know what they’re talking about.

Christy Forsyth is here on this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien to talk about spiritual awakening, working with various energy sources, encountering spirit guides, and how to navigate these somewhat confusing times.



Christy is a Soul Therapist who specializes in helping people unlock the potential of their soul power. By connecting with this higher force (a “higher self” if you will), the individual moves closer to understanding their own spiritual awakening.

On this show, we dive into talking about Spiritual Awakening and how unlocking the true calling of your soul is a powerful element of the equation. Christy is experienced in working with folks during their spiritual enlightenment moments and we will dive into some of the specifics to help eliminate some confusion. This topic is increasingly popular in today’s world due to the proliferation of the internet… As a result of that growth of the collective consciousness, more and more folks are reporting symptoms of a spiritual awakening and looking for answers. I believe the human species is evolving and this spiritual awakening is a part of that process.

Let’s dive into this topic with Christy Forsyth and start to expand our horizons!

Want to read specifically about the development of Psychic Abilities? Check out this post on the blog:

Spiritual Awakening And Career Success

Spiritual awakening can help a person in their career. How is this possible? Well, oftentimes our career goals can be difficult to ascertain. In other words, it can be complex to decide what type of job we want to take, what sort of business we might want to begin, and where we ultimately want to take our career and work. Spiritual awakening can help us tie in more with our soul purpose here on the earth during this particular incarnation. When we begin to unlock that ability within ourselves, the path forward becomes more clear.

Spiritual disciplines take time. In today’s busy world, it often seems like a waste of time to focus on reading spiritual books, attending spiritual retreats, or learning more about spiritual awakening in general. However, it has been my experience that taking this time is absolutely essential to really begin to understand our purpose and what our souls are longing to experience in this time on the planet.

In fact, this entire Beyond Homo Sapien brand is the product of my own spiritual development as I further unlocked exactly what my soul was longing to experience and contribute to the world. When I learned to deeply connect with my spiritual guides and unlock the ability to tap into my own intuition, the process of developing my business become more clear. Here’s a post that dives into this topic in particular.

Spiritual awakening is an ever-evolving and changing process. Again, this process does take some time and deep introspection. When we learn the importance of taking that time away from our career to do some intense spiritual development, everything changes. Our purpose becomes more clear. The epiphanies and realizations for how to evolve our career becomes more clear.

Hanna Hermanson and I dive into this topic on this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. Hanna is a coach who helps millennials develop in their career and their ability to run a business and contribute to the world. On this show, we talk about the importance of prioritizing spiritual development despite a busy world that seems to distract and detract from this being a priority.

Spiritual awakening is a deeply personal process. Listening to folks like Hanna and myself can give a powerful insight into the journey of others but always remember to trust your own intuition, your own experience, and learn to listen to your own spiritual guides. The process is well worth the time it takes to develop!

Hanna put together a free course to help you integrate some spiritual practices into your day that will help take your business to the next level. Want that free gift? Click this link here.

Esoteric Origins Of Human Ages

Are Esoteric practices like astrology, divination, and magic at the basis of every great age of mankind?

From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, the next giant leap forward in human achievement seems to be accompanied by the same esoteric practices and ideas…

On today’s episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Michael Nnebe “the Peace Dealer” is here to dive into what exactly is going on!


“Spiritual awakening” and the law of attraction are in the spotlight. Astrology and psychic readings are experiencing a resurgence of interest across the world. New technologies like Artificial Intelligence, VR technology, or blockchain technology is advancing simultaneously with these esoteric practices… is this all a coincidence?

Folks like Wim Hof are becoming celebrities over advancing new breathing techniques and forms of Yoga and Meditation…

Aubrey Marcus is seeing a similar celebrity around teaching about psychedelic plants, holistic living, and open relationships.

What is happening here?

The next age of human expansion is happening simultaneously to an advancement in ideas about the human experience.

Once again, esoteric traditions are making themselves known at the same time as humans advance the technology used to power life on the planet. Just as in ancient Egypt, the technological marvels are happening at the moment of our peak interest in the “hidden arts”. Did you know that the same happened at the time of the Renaissance or the Industrial Revolution?

What Is Synchronicity?

Synchronicity is a powerful force that seems to be “the universe” attempting to relay some sort of message… Have you ever experienced a moment where you heard about a book or a word that was completely foreign to your mind but then it begins appearing all over? Perhaps you hear about the name of some spiritual teacher or thought leader and then suddenly begin to see their books in stores, their videos on YouTube, and more friends speaking about them?

What is going on here? Is synchronicity just a series of coincidences or is this a sign of spiritual awakening? When it comes to “spiritual awakening symptoms”, many folks report seeing increased synchronicity to the point where the “universe” seems to directly have a conversation with that individual as they experience their spiritual awakening.

Personally, I have had many synchronicities happen to me that I would consider miraculous. In my own experience, it is often the case that synchronicities correspond with my thoughts. For example, I may be going down a specific train of thought in my head and suddenly the exact words that I am thinking pop up moments later on a billboard, a book, or on some website I’m browsing. What is happening here? Are synchronicities a sign of spiritual awakening or am I just a crazy person who is interpreting coincidences to mean something that they do not?

Ash Cotter is an expert in synchronicity, numerology, and consciousness evolution. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, we dive into this topic in the attempt to answer the question “What is synchronicity?”

“What is synchronicity?” Is a question more and more folks are asking these days as the human species continues to evolve. With the expansion of the internet comes a new age of questioning around esoteric and paranormal beliefs such as synchronicity, the law of attraction, or psychic abilities. Is all of this a sort of collective spiritual awakening? Is it possible that the collective consciousness is evolving? What does that type of an evolution even look like? This is what we must uncover to get to the bottom of what’s going on with the human species. Spiritual awakening in some form is an important part of this process but it is unclear exactly how this will all unfold.

Spiritual Awakening “Problems”

Spiritual awakening can bring its own “unique” set of problems…

I’m not talking about the “physical symptoms” of spiritual awakening…

Want the full breakdown? Watch this episode of the Podcast with Jax Atlantis:



We are talking here about the excuses that folks seem to make to justify their lot in life. Oftentimes, whenever a person discovers certain spiritual teachings, that individual uses these as “reasons” for why their life is not going in the direction they want. Whether it’s talking about the Law of Attraction, working with Spiritual Guides, developing Psychic Abilities, or a variety of other “spiritual abilities”, there are certain excuses that unfortunately get used to mask a person’s limiting beliefs.

Now, I do not want to sound too harsh. In fact, I hope to present this idea from a place of love and gentle guidance. You see, I was raised in the Christian church and left when I was 17I am concerned by what I see happening these days in the “spiritual” community because we seem to be repeating old patterns from the orthodox religions such as fundamentalist Christianity. By talking about these issues now, I hope that we can steer the ship in a different direction before we get lost down the same old roads.

Here’s a few examples of what I mean by “Spiritual Awakening Problems”:

  • Not starting your business because your “spiritual guides told you not to”.
  • Being a cranky asshole because “Mercury is in retrograde”.
  • Breaking up with your boyfriend because “their vibration was whack”.
  • Failing to achieve your goals because “the universe” must have something better in store for you…
  • Thinking that someone else might be failing at their goals because their “vibration is low”.

Etc. etc. etc.

I’m here to vouch for authenticity and transparency.

Oftentimes, these are just excuses to hide the REAL reason for why a person is doing the things they are doing.

When I was growing up in Christianity, I saw these same exact situations playing out differently… Let me give some examples:

  • Breaking up with your boyfriend because “God told me to”.
  • Not starting a business because “I was convicted by the Holy Spirit and told not to”.
  • Resigning yourself to a shitty job because “God just does not have a better job in store for me I guess…”.
  • Dropping out of school because “Jesus wants me to focus on evangelism and spreading his word to non-believers”.
  • Not inviting someone to your party because “they curse a lot and Jesus doesn’t like that”.

Etc. etc. etc.

These are oftentimes just excuses or bullshit reasons that do nothing more than keep folks stuck running in circles, living miserable lives where they never achieve their goals.

“Spiritual awakening” cannot be an indoctrination into a new religion that repeats the same bullshit, the same patterns, and the same mistakes as those that came before. We are collectively on the verge of tapping into something real… The actual self realization, spiritual awakening, and collective evolution that we have been grasping after for millennia… The final hour of human enlightenment and collective merging into the true understand of the nature of consciousness that has ALWAYS been our potential.

Let us not fall back into the same tired old patterns that we are collectively sick and tired of repeating.

Let us move forward into something new.

Here’s what’s real:

Limiting beliefs disguise themselves. They hide in plain site. They bury themselves under more “logical” reasons and shit explanations that help our ego to validate our experience and why we are not achieving the goals we have set for ourselves.

For example, your business isn’t failing because your “spiritual guides have something better in store for you”… Its failing because you are holding onto this belief that you do not deserve success… That you are not made like those who succeed.

These beliefs are poisonous.

Honestly, it is not your fault that these beliefs were developed… not at all.

Limiting beliefs are oftentimes inherited from our parents. They are passed down through our genetics. They exist in the collective consciousness. Indeed, there are limiting beliefs that exist at the species’ level such as “the world is a dangerous place”…

However, it IS your responsibility to identify these limiting beliefs and root them out at their core. When you do this, through the power of Morphic Resonance, you do an incredible service to the collective mind. You allow the species to collectively emerge into something more powerful.

By identifying and removing these limiting beliefs, you restore humanity to its true and fullest potential. You do a massive service to your fellow man.

Spiritual awakening is a complex and deeply personal process. It is unique. The “spiritual awakening” that you experience might look absolutely nothing like the one that I could experience. We are each of us unique and on our own journey… Our own path.

In today’s world, there are so many “fake guru” individuals (especially in random Facebook groups or YouTube channels…) who will lead you down a path of chasing your tail and failing to make any actual progress towards the goals that you secretly KNOW you are meant to achieve. Do not allow them to do this. Do not be a victim.

You are the force that is meant to change this world and mold it into The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

YOU are the carrier of a story that can rapidly change our world into something more powerful.

All that is standing in your way is your own self and the limiting beliefs that your ego is tricking you into believing you must still hold onto…

For the good of us all, I pray that you will find your voice, realize your potential, and live the purpose that I KNOW you are put here to achieve.

Follow that inner voice… It will always guide you home.

Spiritual Awakening And Shamanism

Spiritual awakening is tied closely with the idea of shamanism. What is a shaman? Essentially, some sort of spiritual teacher or spirit guide who is able to help people experience a spiritual awakening, align closer with their soul purpose, unlock their spiritual power, or explore the “otherworld” through the use of psychedelic plants, channeling, or powerful forms of ceremony.

Shamanism is an ancient class of individuals dating back to prehistoric times. Over the centuries, shamans have taken a variety of forms. Whether they are the “witch-doctor”, the “druid”, the “elder”, or any other variety of explanation, the shaman purpose has been the same: the spiritual development and guidance of the tribe, typically with the assistance of some form of spiritual guidance with which the shaman communicates regularly. In today’s world, we see a large exodus of individuals traveling to places like the Amazon rainforest in order to experience psychedelic plants like Ayahuasca under the supervision and care of shamans. These traditions date back thousands of years and stretch backwards towards the ancient days of our species.

Spiritual awakening is tied with shamanism because both rely upon the recognition of a person’s own spiritual gifts and abilities.

Spiritual growth is the realm of the shaman. This individual is able to facilitate healing, ritual, ceremony, and general advice relating a person’s spiritual journey and awakening here in this world. In the same way that the smith might forge metal and into a more specific creation, the shaman is able to commune with the spiritual realm in order to alchemize a person’s soul power into something more profound and aware for that specific individual.

Spiritual awakening can often be facilitated in some instances by a shaman through use of specific ritual. These ceremonies are designed in a specific method so as to help the individual experience a more profound and real connection with their spiritual body. These ceremonies are often associated with psychedelic plants but there is no requirement for that to necessarily be the case. In fact, some of the most powerful rituals are meant to be completed sober, without the use of any substance.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien show, I talk to Ariana Ruiz about her recent experience in a “Shamanic Death Ritual”. Ari is an initiated and trained Toltec shaman who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the ancient ceremonies of this tradition. On this show, we chat about how rituals such as a death ritual can be used to aid in a person’s spiritual awakening and overall spiritual growth.

On this episode, Ari shares her powerful experience with a Shamanic Death Ritual. If you are looking to explore the possibility of having a similar experience, Ari recommends working with Daniel Stone at the Center of the Conscious Dream. Click here for more info. 

Generally, the ritual lasts several days. On one of the first days, a person enters into a sweat lodge for a number of hours with a specific intention of wanting to release something or experience a healing. The lodge represents the womb of the divine mother. Throughout the hours of being in the sweat lodge, the heat is increased progressively. Each progression of heat is meant to take the participant into a higher level of awareness regarding their own subconscious. Each increased level of heat represents a new level of healing and release.
Over the next two days following this experience, the ritual participants have the experience of digging their own grave, being buried, and emerging to a new birth into the world.
Don’t worry… Your head remains above the ground 😉
The person goes with a witness to an area in the surrounding land where they begin to dig their own grave. Over the process of hours of digging this grave, the person is encouraged to meditate on what they would like to release and how they would like to be reborn.
After the grave has been dug, the individual lies in the grave (head above ground). The witness then begins to shovel dirt onto the individual to simulate the burial experience. As the dirt is placed on the individual, the participant relives the life they have had… They are encouraged to speak to the dirt that is thrown on them to represent a conversation with the divine mother.
According to Ari, this was a powerful method of release and therapy as she released trauma and recollected her life as if this was her final day.
Once the simulated burial is complete, the individual is able to think on the nature of the life they now want to experience. Once that intention is set, the person is able to rise from their grave (with the help of the witness) and experience rebirth into the world.
Powerful stuff.

If you want to learn more about what Ari is doing, you can contact Ari at her website by following this link.

Following the chat with Ari, I reached out to Daniel Stone to get him on the show. He accepted! On this episode, we talked about the nature of the “conscious dream” and the meaning of reality. Daniel shared some tips on how to connect with the spiritual realm and experience a spiritual awakening that leaves you feeling connected with the divine world and fulfilled in the purpose of your own soul.

Daniel shared the healing power of how to connect with the consciousness of the planet. According to Daniel, it is important to show respect to the planetary forces and universal mind to reflect that this conscious being is alive, loving, and full of wonder. By respecting our world and connecting with these spiritual forces beyond our knowledge, we live in respect and gratitude in a way that will fulfill ourselves at a deeper level. Check it out:

Shamanic healing and experience is a profound method for a person to experience spiritual awakening. Although these sorts of “direct experience” can oftentimes lead to a person having a profound and very “real” experience of the divine, they are by no means the only method for having these experiences. In fact, some of my more incredibly and unexplainable spiritual experiences have been completely sober. It is not uncommon for a person to have trouble fitting together the pieces of a psychedelic experience whereas the sober experience can be a bit easier to actually apply, implement, and piece together into one’s own life.

That being said, I have certainly had some life changing experiences on psychedelic plants. Indeed, many of the most important days of my life were brought about by the use of psychedelic substances. When I first realized I was gay, it was through the use of psychedelic mushrooms. These experiences have shaped and molded me into the person that I am today and their power and influence cannot be discounted. However, the importance of the sober experience with the divine also cannot be emphasized enough. In my opinion, a person should open their minds to the experience of all that life has to offer and rely on their own intuition and experience to navigate through the wide spectrum of spiritual awakening and development. However, a guide such as a shaman can certainly help.

Shamanic Drumming

Shamanic drum meditation is a powerful tool to help you experience a spiritual awakening.

Have you experienced shamanic drum meditation before?

On this episode of the show, I interviewed the Percussion band Amalghemy. These folks are a group of Shamanic Drummers who utilize the power of drumming to facilitate spiritual awakenings, divine guidance, meditation, healing, and a variety of other spiritual gifts. I’ve experienced several of Amalghemy’s live performances in Saint Louis and was stoked to get them on the show.

On this episode, we chat about spiritual awakening, channeling, psychedelics, and the power of shamanic drum meditation. If you want to experience Amalghemy’s music, check out their page on Bandcamp by utilizing this link. All their albums are “pay what you can”.

Spiritual Awakening And Energy

Spiritual awakening is closely tied with this idea of “energy”.

What is “energy” in this sense? This is a word that is thrown around often these days on Instagram feeds, Spiritual Facebook Groups, and on podcasts like mine 😉 What does it actually mean?

Typically, in the “new age” world, when we talk about “energy” we are referring to this idea that all of life is composed of energy. Think about it: in middle school biology we are taught that one calorie = one energy. Einstein famously stated that Energy = Mass x Speed of Light squared. Energy is at the basis of reality. At the core of the observable universe lies some sort of energetic solution: namely a proton/neutron/electron conversation that seems to generate molecules at the molecular level. This is observable in our world, taught in schools, and generally accepted. However, the true implications of “energy” have yet to be fully and totally explored.

Energy underlies all of reality.

We are beings of pure energy. Our very cells are comprised of energy. When we speak to one another, we are able to hear and understand each other because wavelengths are interpreted by our brains by the energy of our voice. Energy is industructable. It can only change forms.

When we understand the implications of our full energetic composition, the world becomes more profound.

Here’s an episode I did with Sheevaun Moran talking about this subject! Are you sick of burning out on your way to achieving your goals? Learning how to enter into an energic alignment is an important aspect of embracing your personal spiritual awakening. When we learn about the energy profiles that affect our bodies, we are able to enjoy the abundance opportunity that life truly can offer.

On this show, Sheevaun offered up two resource: her Free Kickstarter program and her Epic Life Toolkit… Find both by clicking the respective links! Additionally, Sheevaun also mentioned the “Create a Bright Life” organization she runs to help feed homeless individuals living in our cities. By giving back to our communities, we heal generations of trauma and also work towards healing our own souls… We are all connected and we are all one. What we do for another, we do to ourselves.

Sheevaun helps folks increase their productivity and avoid burnout by learning how to enter alignment and access an energetic flow state that magnetizes more success in your direction. On this show, we dive into talking about how energy “works” and how folks often have a tendency to avoid working on difficult aspects of their lives even though these are the “secret” reasons for the difficulties they’re having in a business or relationship scenario. Sheevaun shares some great tips on how to recognize where we are holding ourselves back subconsciously.

Flow state can be a confusing concept in today’s world… There are plenty of fake gurus who pretend to understand how this biochemical process functions. What is “flow state”? Essentially, it is that feeling when everything is going exactly as it should… That moment in time when you feel everything moving in the right direction as you achieve and accomplish exactly what you want from your life. These moments are when we feel “in the zone” or hyper productive… We have all had those moments before and can often find them difficult to access on a whim. By learning how to step into energetic alignment, we unlock this aspect of our spiritual awakening and can beckon these “in the zone” moments at will. How is this possible? On the show, Sheevaun shared two crucial tips:

  1. Movement! Energy that is in motion stays in motion. When we go for a walk, do some Yoga, go to the gym, do some running, practice martial arts, or any form of physical exericse, we increase our energetic alignment and ensure that our “energy” is moving correctly. Exercise has many health benefits but also works at the energetic level of helping us to access flow state more easily. Oftentimes, the way we enter “flow state” is by progressively overcoming ever more increasing obstacles.
  2. Grounding! By centering ourselves in our bodies, we allow ourselves to stay in a state of energetic abundance. In other words, by refusing to let our minds wander outside of ourselves, we ensure that our energetic states of alignment are able to move forward in the right direction!

When we step into this energetic alignment, magic can happen! During a spiritual awakening, experiencing how powerful the law of attraction can work helps us to understand the nature of reality and our full potential to influence the world around us. When we understand how our internal states are expressed in our outer world, we have a better sense of understanding around our potential and our level of responsibility. This is why it is unwise to believe that major problems in our personal lives will not have an impact on our professional career. If there is a significant problem with our relationship (for example), this issue will be reflected in every aspect of our lives. Everything is connected.

Spiritual awakening depends on understanding energy. By unlocking our own energetic potential and overcoming the internal trauma in our lives, we are able to step into a powerful spiritual awakening that helps us to render service to others. When we heal internally, everything on the outside begins to change. This is a beautiful service that we can provide to our fellow humans as we move forward in our understanding around the nature of collective consciousness. Truly, “All is Mind”. When we begin to comprehend that energy is the underlying nature of reality, we see how powerfully our own energy can affect and impact the world. Take advantage of this opportunity to exist in energetic alignment and watch magic unfold in your own life. Do not settle for less! Make it happen! <3

Intuitive Thinking Vs. “Gut Instinct”

Spiritual awakening is often a process of tapping more into your power of intuitive thinking. Let’s talk about what intuitive thinking is all about? Intuitive thinking is not the same as your “gut instinct” or “gut feeling”. In fact, the two are quite different but commonly mistaken as the same thing. Intuitive thinking is trusting that little voice inside your head that speaks from a sense of clarity and almost impulsive truth. It is almost like a form of telepathy or “psychic ability” that seems to gift you a feeling of confidence and knowledge.

Intuitive thinking and “gut instinct” are separate. While your intuitive thinking is that voice of confidence and clarity that exists up in your head, your “gut feeling” is (you guessed it!) something that happens physiologically in your body. Oftentimes, folks follow their gut instinct THINKING that it is the voice of intuition but they are a bit confused in that aspect. Now, don’t get me wrong: if you’re wondering “how to make decisions”, then trusting your gut instinct is also an important part of the equation! If something does not “feel” right inside your gut, then it is worth taking a moment to reconsider.

Here’s where intuitive thinking and “gut instinct” get confused for one another: too often, folks do not make headway on their goals because they are uncomfortable. They are faced by uncomfortable feelings. They interpret this discomfort as their intuition telling them not to move forward. Is intuition real? Absolutely. However, it too often gets mistaken for this “gut instinct” that will almost ALWAYS be giving you uncomfortable feelings when something is scary.

Intuitive thinking is that ability to see between the lines. Some folks are more prone towards intuitive thinking than others… In the Myers and Briggs personality index, two classifications of personality are “intuitive” vs. “sensing”. This describes folks who naturally gravitate towards thinking intuitively vs. those who navigate the world through their senses. Typically, an intuitive person is more prone to being a bit impulsive, exploring creative options, or letting their intuitive nature drive them forward. For an intuitive thinking person, they are living their truth when they are trusting their intuition to guide the way. Conversely, sensing personality types are better suited to trust their senses. These individuals might have a better time with schedules, detail-oriented thinking, pragmatic solutions to problems, math and logic, or other aspects of life that an intuitive thinking person might naturally avoid.

So is an intuitive thinking person “better” than a sensing person? No! Not by any stretch… Again, when an intuitive thinking person is trusting their intuition, they are living their truth. It will feel more natural for them… They will find better solutions to problems when they trust their intuitive thinking vs. their logic/data-driven senses. However, on the other side of the house, a sensing individual will thrive the more they trust their senses and the more they navigate through life using that medium. Unfortunately, the modern western world seems to place more value and emphasis on the sensing/data/logic driven personality type, encouraging intuitive thinking individuals to utilize that method of reasoning. However, these folks will find themselves better suited to intuitive thinking.

Astrology And Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual awakening seems to have a connection with Astrology… How so? Spiritual awakening is essentially the realization of our spiritual nature. When this happens, a person often becomes more curious about their world, their relationship with the planet, and how they relate to their fellow humans. We often find ourselves exploring a variety of resources having to do with our inter-connectivity with our environment, the planet, and ultimately with the universe itself.

Astrology comes into play when we realize that our connection with nature extends into the stars.

Astrology gets a bit of a bad reputation. Why is this the case? There are hordes of charlatans who are waiting for folks to become curious in this topic purely so that they can start exploiting people without providing any actual value. Unfortunately, there is a long history of fake psychics and astrologers taking advantage of people who are genuinely looking for answers to these confusing and important topics. However, these “fake gurus” should not deter us from regarding Astrology as a topic that carries weight. In fact, Astrology has been studied in a variety of different forms for thousands of years. Great thinkers like Newton, Galileo, and Benjamin Franklin studied Astrology. In fact, many great minds throughout history have studied intensely these topics often deemed as “quackery”.

Spiritual awakening can lead to a curiosity in topics such as Astrology because we seek answers to the ultimate question of “what is going on?” here in this reality…

When we go far enough down the Astrology rabbit hole, we begin to understand that the planets, asteroids, and stars in our sky have an actual energetic impact. It makes sense, doesn’t it? if the Moon controls the tides, affects our health, and has an impact on hormones, then wouldn’t the planet Jupiter (far larger than our Moon) also have some sort of impact? Honestly, to me, it passes the “logic” test.

In fact, the idea of Astrology is that these planets and astrological happenings have SUCH an impact as to be almost above our ability to discern what is happening… They are so far beyond subtle that they become impossible to ignore when you know what is happening. It is a macro-scale energetic impact that permeates every aspect of our lives.

Does this mean that Astrology can predict our future? No, that is not the case… However, it can show us our paths of least resistance and where our energy might be best applied. We can build our schedules around Astrological circumstances to ensure that our energy is being applied in the best places. Doing so can allow us to understand ourselves and our universe at a greater degree. Similar to all things in our world, Astrology can be used as an excuse for in-action or blaming others. For example, a “Mercury Retrograde” is often uses as an excuse for why a person’s life is not happening the way that they would want… Mercy Retrograde periods refer to a time when the planet Mercury is moving in reverse to its normal orbit. Allegedly, this causes disruption in emotions, communication, technology, travel, and more… Many people use this period as an excuse for why they cannot achieve their goals, have successful relationships, or make headway in their business. Conversely, a retrograde period is actually just a time for reflection on the specific areas being affected… In other words, a Mercury Retrograde does not mean that your relationships will suffer from poor communication. Instead, it suggests that this is energetically a time for rethinking how we communicate in our relationships. Once again, we see how our beliefs about a situation change the outcomes of what happens and how we are affected.

Astrology Of 2019

The Astrology of 2019 is of keen interest to many folks who experience a spiritual awakening…

We are looking at the cosmos trying to discern our areas of least resistance as we try to navigate these confusing times.

I brought master Astrologer Rachel Goldmeier onto the show to talk about the Astrology of 2019… Check it out!

Rachel and I talk about how Astrology can be a fantastic tool for understanding yourself… When it comes to experiencing a spiritual awakening, Astrology can be a wonderful tool for analyzing what has been happening in your life and seeing how these patterns all overlap with astrological influences that we normally might write-off as coincidence. A massive part of experiencing a spiritual awakening is beginning to see how the universe is connected to you. Ultimately, a person begins to understand that they ARE the universe… All is mind and everything is within you.

Astrology in 2019 is quite interesting. For the majority of the year, the planet Jupiter will be in retrograde. Historically, we have seen times of Jupiter retrograde as an energetically potent time for shifting belief systems particularly around religion, spirituality, philosophy, or political thought. In fact, here in January of 2019, we are already seeing a preview of what might happen over the course of 2019: there are many countries all over the world experiencing a variety of political turmoils and re-thinking how we interact with our governing bodies. For example, in the United States a long-overdrawn government shutdown over Trump’s ambitions to build a border wall with Mexico have left many Americans re-thinking their relationship with their system of government. Meanwhile, in France protests against high cost-of-living have raged for a few weeks. There is similar disgruntlement in Norway and Sweden over cost of housing. All over the world, we are beginning to get an idea of how this year-long Jupiter retrograde might shift our belief systems at the collective level. Again, Astrology tends to have an influence at a macro-level vs. showing up in subtle ways. A Jupiter retrograde is anything but subtle by its very nature of being one of the largest bodies in our solar system.

The sign of Capricorn is also an important topic here in 2019 Astrology… The sign of Capricorn is traditionally associated with career, ambition, and taking awhile to mature and formulate. The planets Saturn and Pluto will meet in the sign of Capricorn towards the end of 2019. When this happens, it will send a wave of energy that almost “activates” a lot of young folks of the Millennial generation who have these same planets in their birth-chart. Put simply: the sign of Capricorn is an important sign for many individuals in the Millennial generation. As the planets begin to meet-up in this sign towards the end of 2019 (especially when Jupiter joins Saturn and Pluto in early 2020), the Millennial generation will energetically feel more empowered in aspects of career and personal ambition… Again, at a macro-level, young folks might find themselves feeling more empowered to accomplish their goals… Due to the nature of Saturn and Pluto, goals having to do with changing old systems and re-shaping society will be more achievable. This is an exciting time for the younger generation. Much to explore!


Why Being Autistic Prevented Me From Realizing I’m Gay

High Functioning Autism And Me

High functioning autism explains most of my life. From the time I was young, I always felt a bit disconnected from others. As a young kid, I was homeschooled and did unaware of high functioning autism altogether. My parents and peers never had any suspicion I was on the autism spectrum. Most of my days were spent fairly disconnected from the world… I would spend hours and hours in my basement playing World of Warcraft, Age of Empires, Empire Earth, Warcraft 3, Halo 2, or whatever other video games I was currently obsessed with playing. High functioning autism did not really show its face until I got married, joined the Army, and moved away from home. I attended college first at Howard Community College (still living at home) and then transferred to Lycoming College in PA where I completed Army ROTC. Lycoming College is an extremely small College with about 1400 students total. Honestly, the reason I chose to attend such a small college was because I felt overwhelmed by the noise and environment at the larger Universities I had visited. In hindsight, this is one of those situations where high functioning autism certainly reared it’s head a bit to influence my decision making process.

Overall, my life prior to moving overseas was easy.

I had no idea what was waiting in store for me when I shook up my routine and began to venture into the “real world”…

Psychedelic Mushrooms

Before we dive more into the story of HOW being autistic has affected my life, it is important to share how I came to realize that I’m autistic in the first place. I feel this part of the story is crucial to share because it involves a substance that is about to be debated more publicly in the next few years: the psilocybin mushroom.

Psilocybin mushrooms are currently a schedule 1 drug in the United States of America. Despite continued research showing the long-lasting benefits of psilocybin mushroom in therapy, our fungal friend continues to remain highly illegal. However, there is a chance this could shift in the 2020 election. In the state of Oregon, there is a significant possibility that voting for the legality of psilocybin-active mushrooms will be on the ballot! Although we are still a ways away from having the actual law on the ballot, there is good reason for optimism. Oregon has a history of open-minded thinking towards recreational and medicinal drug use and it seems like the legalization of psychedelic mushrooms would find many advocates in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. However, obviously, there will be opposition towards this legalization from across our host of usual suspects when it comes time to actually vote. This is why it is important to share stories of the MASSIVE benefits of psychedelic mushrooms to pre-empt the case for their legalization when the time comes.

You see, psychedelic mushrooms saved my life.

High Functioning Autism Discovery

It all began when I was having troubles in my marriage.

After graduating from college, I got married to my girlfriend at the time and we moved overseas to Germany. Problems began happening almost right away. You see, I became a different person almost overnight… My now-Wife felt trapped in a new situation with a person that she felt she no longer recognized. It was as if I had transformed from a kind, well-meaning, and relatively “put together” person into a scared child practically in the blink of an eye. Over the course of a few weeks, I became increasingly selfish, self-centered, and borderline neglectful of my partner. Alone in a new country, she felt helpless.

I blamed my new job.

I thought it was all the fault of this 9-5 lifestyle that “forced” me to wakeup early, go to a job that I hated, and come home frustrated. I blamed everyone but myself. At the end of every day at the office, I would come home to my Wife in a terrible mood and take out my frustrations on the relationship. Typically, I would either come home and rant about my day or I would just stew silently while she made an attempt to have a good time and a “normal” relationship with her husband. Over time, she began to speak up about what was happening and how she felt. When she told me, I felt terrible. I felt like I had wounded the most important person in my life.

I would promise to change and then immediately go back to the same pattern.

I would make excuses for why we did not have a good sexual relationship.

I would constantly think of myself, my own needs, and not even realize what emotional support looked like in a relationship.

When she would try to explain what she felt was missing and have an “adult conversation”, I would just break down in a fit of crying. I would not even be able to have a conversation about what was happening because I was so emotionally overwhelmed by a situation that I did not understand.

You see, it was as if I could not even understand what was missing from the relationship. At the time, I felt completely overwhelmed by new job, adjusting to moving to a new environment, changes in my relationship status, paying bills, and the shift towards adult life… I could not even begin to comprehend more “high level” aspects of life such as emotional support or understanding for my Wife… This cycle dragged on for about a year. This was certainly the hardest part of both of our lives. Our internal states truly reflected out into the world around us: we had few friends, no purpose, and we lived in a small German village where no one spoke english. We were becoming desperate for a better life.

High functioning autism was still completely unknown to me. I had no clue that this was the root of so many of my problems…

In order to give myself some purpose in life, I started Podcasting. It began with the Mat-Tricks BJJ Podcast focused around Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Although this gave me some purpose and momentum in my life, it actually caused my relationship with my Wife to get even worse. I began to use the podcast and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in general as an excuse to not deal with my relationship problems. At this point in the story, we had moved to a larger German city, gained some more friends, and I had moved into a slightly better job. Suddenly, times were not quite so desperate as they had been… In my little autistic brain, this meant that I could somehow spend LESS time with my Wife (where the problems were at) and MORE time “making a better future” by podcasting and going to Jiu-Jitsu everyday.

Things began getting much worse for us. Although our friendship remained strong, the romantic side of our relationship was completely dead. Furthermore, because of my new obsession with podcasting and going to Jiu-Jitsu everyday, she felt increasingly more neglected and felt as if I did not care about our relationship.

Continuing to be tormented by not understanding what was happening and why I continued to fail in my attempts to improve the relationship, I became desperate. I was looking everywhere for answers.

She would continuously tell me that it seemed as if I had no empathy. Honestly, when she would say this, I struggled to even wrap my mind around what “empathy” actually meant. In hindsight, this should have been a bit of a clue as to what was really happening…

I turned to the psychedelic mushroom. I had heard through the Joe Rogan Podcast and the Warrior Poet Podcast with Aubrey Marcus about the power of mushrooms (and psychedelics in general) to change lives, hyper-speed personal development, and increase empathy. It sounded like something that would really help me to achieve what I wanted.

I managed to acquire some psychedelic mushrooms. Over the course of a few experiences, I gradually increased my awareness with my emotions and began to unlock certain aspects of my personality and process previous traumas that had happened throughout the course of my life. We were moving in the right direction. More importantly, suddenly, I was acting more emotionally connected with my Wife… Suddenly, I began to understand more about what she was saying during our talks. I was beginning to see things from her perspective and understand how that was actually supposed to “work”.

It all changed around my fourth or fifth experience with the mushrooms…

This experience changed my life forever.

During the experience, I suddenly was able to “know” intuitively that my Wife was another person.

I realized in an instant that a part of my mind was somehow “cut-off” to the idea that she (and everyone) was her own person, living her own life, with her own story, her own life that happened when I was not around, her own thoughts, and furthermore that I was a character in HER story just as she is a character in mine. Most importantly: I had the overwhelming sense that I need to respect her story, her experience, and her thoughts. I realized instinctively that my thoughts are not more important than hers… That my story is not more important than her story… That my life is not somehow more important that hers. If anything, hers is more important than mine! That is the meaning of love, after all, right? Placing someone else before yourself.

Of course, this is all stuff that I had previously known LOGICALLY… However, I had never FELT any of this before. I had never had the intuitive KNOWING that a “Neurotypical” person apparently walks around having 24/7.

During the trip, we hopped on Dr. Google and began to get to the bottom of what’s going on.

Over the course of a few hours of learning all about this new thing called “High Functioning Autism”, we got to the bottom of what this thing is called:

“Theory of Mind”.

Have you ever heard about “Theory of Mind”?

It’s the intuitive KNOWING that other people are people too.

It’s that connective sense that Neurotypical people possess that helps them understand that they are existing as pieces in the puzzles of another person’s life. The intuitive expression and understanding that they are not alone in this world… That everyone else is also involved in this “game of life”. This realization completely changed the course of my life because it helped me understand that I’m on the autism spectrum. Without this clear example of what I was “missing” from life, I would have never made the effort to change… Without the experience of realizing that my Wife and everyone else is also here living their own life, I might have never changed. I probably would have just stayed set in my ways. I would never have realized my purpose in life, accepted that I’m gay, and gone onto having a healthy and loving relationship with my Wife (who has now become just my best friend).

High Functioning Autism Prevented Me From Realizing My Sexuality


High functioning autism is sneaky because it hides in plain side. Again, in hindsight, I see very clearly where I was somewhat at the whims of the disorder without realizing what was happening. At college, I was a total loner. I avoided people because it felt a bit overwhelming. I hated going to parties because it was too loud and I always felt really awkward. Mostly, I stayed in the library at the same computers every day working on homework or browsing the internet. I loved martial arts… I still do! Actually, for a side note, here’s a post on my martial arts journey and how it influenced my personal development:

High functioning autism did not really effect my life until I got married. You see, I had been doing Army ROTC during my time at Lycoming College and had commissioned as an officer in the US Army Military Police Corps. I was going to be stationed in Germany for three years. At this time, my girlfriend and I decided to get married so she could come. After all, she was my absolute best friend and we wanted to continue having fun together.

We got married and moved to Germany. Almost immediately, high functioning autism reared its head and the real problems began to emerge. Keep in mind: I still have no clue about high functioning autism or any of the details of how this works… All that I know is that my life SUCKS. For whatever reason, It’s difficult for me to function at my new job.

Meanwhile, my relationship is falling apart practically right from the beginning. Although the friendship between us is still strong, I’m realizing that I’m not a very emotionally supportive spouse.

High functioning autism was at the root of so many of the issues that I had… Now, when I finally found out about it, things clicked… For the longest time, I absolutely hated my life. I was miserable, things were just getting worse, and it felt like I was cursed with a terrible life. This is about 1.5 years ago. My marriage was getting worse and worse.

It wasn’t until I unlocked the ket to evolving my mindset and connecting with my spirituality that things began to shift. I learned about the Law of Attraction, I learned about self love and acceptance, I began to get to the root of some serious limiting beliefs. So many limiting beliefs around self acceptance, self approval, and self love began to emerge. What was the result of this intense period of self discovery?

Well, I’m gay. It explained so much… It explained why my emotions were always overwhelming me. I had blamed this high functioning autism thing but really it was unexpressed sexual emotions that were locked up inside. Once I began this period of self love, self acceptance, and self realization, everything changed. High functioning autism is a superpower. All that needed to change was ME and how I view the world, myself, and my “disorder”. My life radically changed. Share this video with someone in the event they’re fighting a battle you know nothing about.


Psychic Abilities 101

Psychic Abilities and Human Evolution:

Are psychics real? Oftentimes, whenever you talk about “psychic power” or say the word “clairvoyant”, you are typically met with raised eyebrows. Our civilization generally regards psychic abilities with skepticism and disbelief. Tarot card reading, astrology, spiritual readings, psychic medium workers, and others like them are often regarded as fakes, scammers, or irrational.

Psychic abilities are gaining interest in our world. Despite the story of them being “not real”, psychic power and clairvoyant abilities are gaining massive popularity in the online world. Thousands of folks are becoming curious about psychic abilities and how they develop. Psychic abilities have a sort of mythology and special draw. Why is that the case? People are searching for answers to experiences that they cannot explain. Spiritual practices are increasing. In a surreal sort of way, as the internet expands more people are exposed to psychic abilities and spiritual practices… In general, holistic lifestyle seems to be rising.

Psychic power is an exciting topic. Personally, I believe that the emergence of psychic abilities is a “symptom” of the evolution of our species. The expansion of the internet has revealed that hundreds of thousands of individuals have come together to ask “Am I psychic?”. What causes mass amounts of people all over the world to start to wonder about clairvoyant abilities, psychic power, tarot reading, and more? Perhaps there is something going on. Despite skeptics and doubt at the collective level, individual people are searching for answers around psychic abilities. When hundreds of thousands of people come together to ask questions around psychic abilities and wonder about their development, this is certainly a topic to discuss and explore.

Psychic Power and Consciousness Evolution:

Is mankind evolving? The internet is our collective consciousness manifested into the world. The ramifications of this expansion is absolutely enormous. The internet allows a view into how the collective mind is feeling, thinking, and continuing to grow. By connecting all of mankind together, the internet facilities the evolution of the species.

Psychic abilities are evolving as a result of the expansion of the collective mind. It would appear that developing psychic abilities relies on awareness. When a person realizes the potential for developing psychic power or clairvoyant abilities, it is more likely they will be able to actually realize that potential.

Clairvoyant abilities are expanding. As more people step into this realization, individuals are working to find information about developing psychic abilities.

Emmie “Evolving” Nikolina is one of our most gifted “psychics”. She works to help folks connect with their spiritual power and receive guidance throughout their growth. She uses the power of the internet to spread awareness around psychic abilities and help her audience find guidance, peace, and greater awareness around their own psychic power.

Psychic power and their potential is something to be explored. On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, Emmie comes on the show to talk about the evolution of the human species and how the expansion of the collective consciousness is facilitating the development of psychic abilities. Let’s explore this topic together and see what we can discover.

Psychic abilities can be confusing. If you are looking to improve your understanding of how to unlock that power, make sure you go to Emmie’s website by clicking this link. Emmie is releasing some information products to help you unlock your own spiritual awakening and psychic abilities.

Psychic Abilities In 2019

Psychic abilities are gaining more traction and interest here in 2019. As the internet continues to expand and our collective consciousness starts to awaken to its real potential, we are beginning to realize the true ability of our minds. As we learn more about spiritual power and the connection between intuition and psychic power, we start to realize that we have somewhat psychic abilities already!

Are psychics real? Well, effectively we are all psychic! Right now, you are reading these words from somewhere that could be anywhere in the world! Meanwhile, I am typing them here in “middle of nowhere” Missouri. Technically, we are engaged in a sort of telepathy. Here’s an example of what I am discussing… Imagine this story:

“There is a blue bunny sitting on a tall stool inside of a dark room. There is a light shining onto the bunny. The light is about six feet in height and illuminating just how blue this bunny really is. As a door creeks open, we see this blue bunny perk up its ears and dart away!”

Right there is an example of REAL telepathy… Through the power of the internet, I was able to transfer an image of a blue bunny, a dark room, a light, and a creeky door. All of these images made their way into your brain where you pictured them in your mind’s eye.

Obviously this is a bit of a silly example but I hope you see my point. Through the power of the internet, we are engaged in a constant form of real telepathic communication. My thoughts are being communicated to you. The same has been happening through books for thousands of years but we have not really paused and examined the phenomenon because it was not happening at-scale. Thanks to the internet, you can be engaged in a sort of telepathic communication INSTANTLY with people in Greece, Spain, Thailand, China, and the United States all at the same time via your Facebook or Instagram feed… Suddenly, their thoughts are being transmitted into YOUR mind via a form of telepathic communication. This is an example of how the internet is providing the conduit for development of somewhat psychic abilities by serving as the manifestation of our collective consciousness made into a navigation-able and browse-able form.

Here in 2019, this is becoming more profound! We are headed for a psychic future where the proliferation and expansion of the internet will lead to potential development of real telepathy. This is a contention of mine: the internet and emerging tech like VR technology will facilitate the development of REAL psychic power and abilities in the same way that training wheels prepare you for riding a mountain bike years later.

Consciousness Evolution In 2019

Conscious evolution, synchronicity, and neuroscience seem to be merging. In today’s world, consciousness is being discussed at greater scale and degree than ever before. Instead of quietly wandering and wondering, today’s spiritual practitioners are taking to a more global stage via YouTube, Podcasting, blogging, and chatting in Facebook Groups all over the world…

The internet is our collective consciousness manifested into the world. Right now, if you are reading these words, you are engaging in a sort of conversation or dialogue with me… You might even add to the conversation by commenting on this blog post… This is a perfect example of conscious evolution and symbiotic psychic power because suddenly two independent neurons of the human collective consciousness can now speak to one another, from anywhere in the world!

Conscious evolution refers to the idea of human minds coming together to create a more beautiful world. By furthering the spread of information through channels like YouTube, social media, podcasting, or blogging, we can collectively evolve our collective consciousness and help one another achieve the next level of what we’re working to achieve both independently and collectively! It is a beautiful time.

Conscious evolution might come in a number of ways… There is more interest in today’s world around synchronicity, psychedelics, psychic abilities, spiritual awakening, and a number of other facets of human evolution. Meanwhile, AI technology, VR technology, blockchain, and the expansion of the internet in general is taking on an entirely new dimension of the human experience. Together, these fields will lead to a brand new experience of the human life and I don’t think we can call ourselves “Homo Sapiens” for too much longer…

On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Nick Pereira and I talked about the potential for developing super powers and psychic abilities here at the edge of human consciousness evolution! It is a powerful time for us collectively and the repercussions of this expansion of human consciousness are absolutely amazing. Let’s dive into this topic and see where it goes!

Want to learn more about Nick and everything he is doing to help spiritual coaches and entrepreneurs sell more effectively without resorting to unethical schemes and overused marketing tactics? Check him out by clicking this link here.

Nick is an initiated member of the Hare Krishna society. What is a Hare Krishna? Effectively, Nick and others like him are followers of the Hindu god Krishna. Do you know much about Hinduism? There are many misconceptions… One of them is that Hindus believe in millions of gods. In fact, Hindus believe in ONE god and they believe that god takes infinite forms. One aspect of god is you, another is me, another is this computer I am using to type these words, another is a tree, another is Krishna, another is Vishnu, etc. etc… Although Krishna might be seen as a “higher level” of this god-force…. one that exists on the spiritual plane of correspondance… This aspect of god is still very-much accessible to us humans. The difference is one of degree instead of one of type. The same can be said for angels, ascended masters, spirits, and even other “avatars” of god like Buddha or perhaps Jesus (depending on which Hindu you ask).

Nick and I spoke about the importance of individuality within the combined collective. In 2019, there is often some confusion around this idea of a collective consciousness. While it is important to recognize that we are all one collective, there is also much to be said for the individual. Although you (reading this) and I are one and the same and both originate from the same god-source, we are each different personalities and aspects of that divine force. By believing in this way, a person is able to see how they are an individual soul here on an independent journey. Although we maintain that connection to a divine source of “all-things”, we still retain our originality and our own sovereign journey. Quite an empowering belief!

Psychic Abilities… “Am I Psychic”?

“Am I Psychic” is a question many people have here in 2019…

Well, YES! That is really the answer… As our collective consciousness begins to become more apparent, we realize that we are all one and the same. Effectively, you and I are linked. We are all part of the same “whole… The same biosphere… One consciousness. Have you experienced a phenomena where you and someone in your friend group or network have an idea and then everyone else seems to have that idea? This sharing of the same ideas is happening more frequently as we all begin to realize the depth of our connectivity to one another.

On this show, Jax Atlantis and I discuss the idea of whether or not the internet is hindering the developing of psychic abilities… We also got into talking about Artificial Intelligence overlords, ancient civilizations, and some other craziness. Enjoy!

Psychic abilities are here… In fact, we have always had these abilities. The more we learn, the more we understand that we are all connected to the same psychic source and that developing psychic abilities is really just a matter of reconnecting with that spiritual power that ALL of us already have inside. How do we connect with that power of spiritual awakening? Well, sometimes it can be difficult especially given the rather traumatic environments many of us inhabit here on earth. Unfortunately, there are many who are still stuck in the “Old Story” of Separation…

Psychic abilities and spiritual awakening is inevitable. It is a part of who we are… At our source, this ability to harness psychic power is indistinguishable from our intuition. If we believe in the power of intuition, then we already believe in some form of psychic abilities. When we trust that little voice inside ourselves that urges us to do more, be more, create more, strive for more, and contribute more to the collective consciousness and our fellow-humans, then we are tapping into that psychic power already! Indeed, this is really what psychic abilities are all about: connecting with the collective consciousness.

Is it possible to do crazy things like levitation or telekinesis? What about remote viewing? I believe that these things are possible… Indeed, I have spoken with some individuals who have claimed to have these sorts of experiences… Is it real? Is remote viewing real? At the end of the day, we can trust only our own experiences. However, as quantum physics begins to expand more into research and thinking about the nature of consciousness and fundamental building blocks of reality, we begin to see how all of the universe is composed of some sort of a wavelength… In other words, the foundational building blocks are a sort of frequency, sound-wave, or something similar in nature.

If all of reality is a wavelength, then it makes sense that we could impact that reality with our own psychic power… By achieving a heightened energetic state of psychic abilities, we could use the power of our minds to affect the world around us… By doing so, we are tapping into the law of cause and effect and using our willpower to affect our world.

Psychic abilities like levitation or telekinesis might become possible when we step into this power. Before we can totally embrace our own psychic abilities, more education and research must be done. In the same way that Roger Bannister achieved a “four minute mile” which resulted in others quickly completing their own “four minute miles” in the sport of racing, it might take this belief before we see mass awakenings in the realm of psychic abilities. Once folks begin to see evidence of psychic abilities and experience others having this ability, our collective consciousness will shift towards believing more in ourselves and our psychic power. Although it can be argued that we have these abilities TODAY, it might take evidence and real proof before people begin to experiment seriously in their own psychic abilities at-scale. However, once this mass awakening and interest in psychic abilities begins to develop, it will cause a ripple effect throughout the collective consciousness that could rapidly increase the development of these psychic abilities.

So… Yes! You very well could be a psychic… We all might be 🙂 <3

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Have you had experience with psychic abilities? Let me know below! I’m really interested in everything to do with harnessing psychic power (as you might realize by now) and would love to hear your experience. If we widen this conversation inside our collective consciousness, it is reasonable to think that psychic abilities might develop at a faster pace. It is a very exciting idea! Let’s see where everything goes.


New Technology 101

New Technology And Future Human Evolution:

New Technology innovations like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, and Augmented Reality are emerging onto the world stage. The outcome of this innovation is beyond our comprehension. Why is this the case? As the newest technology emerges, human beings will radically change. Our wants and desires will evolve. The evolution of mankind is at hand. Imagine this future: instead of using a phone to browse Facebook, there is a chip that is implanted into a person’s brain when they are born. This chip is integrated with AI technology that allows a person super-human intelligence that our future selves will consider normal.

New technology innovations will change how humans interact with one another. New technology has the power to radically shift how we define average human existence. It is difficult to predict a world where all mankind carries in their minds an embedded AI technology super-computer. The implications of this new technology emerging are profound.

Future technology affords humans god-like ability. Once the average “human” is wearing contact lenses (or reconstructed eyes all-together) that project virtual or augmented reality onto the physical plane, it is difficult to make the argument that this being is still a “homo sapiens”. New technology in the Blockchain sector gives each person the ability to serve as their own governing authority. Once this has been realized, it is no longer necessary for governments to be in their traditional role. Humans will have less dependence on those institutions.

How long will this take to happen? It is hard to say. New technology is being developed at high-speed and becoming more efficient all the time. This evolution could take fifty years or five depending on the integration of new technologies into their own development. In other words, once AI technology is able to create Virtual Reality technology, it is difficult to predict the speed at which those new technologies are developed.

New technology is complex by nature. This post is an ever-evolving document where the latest and greatest updates from the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast will be shared. As the show evolves, so will this post! If you are interested more specifically in Jobs of the Future, check out this post.

AI Technology:

AI Technology is perhaps the most important new technology to analyze. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult. Why is that the case? It is evolving fast. Additionally, latest developments in the field of AI technology are kept a bit under wraps for competitive and security reasons. To make matters more complex, folks at the top of the food chain in AI technology are often lightyears ahead of “Average Joe” when it comes to comprehension of this new technology. In other words, it would take a few years for them to explain to Average Joe what exactly is happening.

Latest technology innovations must be understood. Given the idea that these new technologies are advancing the evolution of the species, it is imperative that Average Joe understand what is happening. After all, if Average Joe is going to have their life entirely disrupted by AI technology, it is fair to say that they deserve an explanation, no matter how complex.

Dan Faggella is a man who has stepped up to fill that role. Through his work with TechEmergence, Dan breaks down the complexities of AI technology to share with his audience. Geared towards helping business leaders understand Artificial Intelligence in the workplace, Dan and his team interview leading experts in the AI technology space. The interviews are then transformed into detailed articles that help business owners and “Average Joes” all over the world understand exactly what is happening in AI technology news.

New technology like AI is here. On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, Dan and I dive into how AI technology will advance our economy and ultimately our species. If you are confused by AI technology, this is a show that will breakdown some of the common questions around this new technology and shed some help on where our species is at today.

Want to check out more about what Dan Faggella is doing? If you enjoyed this episode of the show, you will enjoy watching either one of his TedX talks. Check them out here:

AI technology and latest trends in business can always be found at Techemergence. If this is a topic you enjoy, definitely check them out. Dan hosts a fantastic podcast that dives into this topic in detail. In this interview, Dan Faggella talked about two key concepts: the potential for humans to become “digitized and digested” and also the idea of job security in the age of Artificial Intelligence. To read more about those topics, check out the associated blog posts by clicking those links.

New Technology Is Automated

New technology often relies on automation as part of its “definition”. When assessing the use and value of a new technology system such as machine learning algorithms that can help a business automate work, the key factor in assessing usefulness is how automated the technology itself manages to be. In other words, if the new technology requires a lot of oversight, maintenance, and user training, then it is not nearly as useful as it could potentially be to that business owner.

AI Technology is highly relevant to the business community because it allows small or large businesses to automate much of their work.

In today’s world, the idea of automation companies disrupting the job industry can be quite fearful. For a majority of people in the world, the idea of losing their job to an automated machine learning system seems quite real. Given that a large portion of the world performs jobs that seem quite “robotic” by nature, the fear of losing one’s job to a robot seems scary, looming, unpredictable, and almost inevitable to the point of being depressing.

Is this fear “real”? Should we fear automation? Is new technology going to displace much of the job market and replace them with AI technology?

There is certainly some cause for concern but it seems as if that concern is applied mis-correctly. We worry about the “wrong” problems.

For example, instead of worrying about the fact that our corporate jobs rely on employees acting robotically and performing series of monotonous and “soul-draining” tasks, we worry that those jobs will be replaced by actual robots.

Rather than debating whether or not we even need to continue having 9-5 jobs, we complain and suffer emotionally over the idea that our 9-5 jobs could potentially disappear.

Is there cause for concern? Absolutely. However, the “concern” should be applied towards answering these questions rather than complaining, worrying, and fear-mongering over the loss of outdated systems that need to be replaced and outgrown. Indeed, we are experiencing the growing pains of the human species into something far beyond where we are at this moment in time. Automation and other forms of new technology are here to disrupt everything we know about the nature of our world and provide an entirely new paradigm for existing as humans. However, this should not be feared. Instead, we must converse and analyze the means and modalities that are beginning to emerge and new technology takes the stage alongside humanity as potential allies in this experience we share.

Emerging technology can be used to serve mankind. Even now, in today’s business world, there are hundreds (if not thousands) forms of new technology and automation companies that can be utilized to help a person grow their business and improve the quality of their lives. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I talk to Hector Santiesteban about automation and its role in the development of the human species into something more profound. We chat about the fear-mongering around these systems and whether or not that fear is warranted.

Automation is like a hurricane coming out way.

It is pointless to debate whether or not the hurricane should happen. What matters is how we react and adapt and change with that hurricane. Being the entrepreneurial types that we are, we can invent creative ways to utilize this new technology in ways that can benefit and heal the species. Instead of worrying and speculating about the fearful possibilities of this new technology, we can instead utilize that AI technology to really drive forward our species. What matters is education and the creative abilities of our own minds.

AI Technology And Human Evolution:

New technology like Artificial Intelligence have the potential to completely transform the human experience. In “the future”, it is likely that we will experience a world where we have artificially implanted limbs and organs that are upgraded versions of what we have now. Yuval Noah Harari discusses this phenomenon in his book “Homo Deus”:

“Cyborg engineering will go a step further [than Biological engineering], merging the organic body with non-organic devices such as bionic hands, artificial eyes, or millions of nano-robots that will navigate our bloodstream, diagnose problems and repair damage. Such a cyborg could enjoy abilities far beyond those of any organic body. For example, all parts of an organic body must be in direct contact with one another in order to function. If an elephant’s brain is in India, its eyes and ears in China and its feat in Australia, then this elephant is most probably dead, and even if it is in some mysterious sense alive, it cannot see, hear or walk. A cyborg, in contrast, could exist in numerous places at the same time. A cyborg doctor could perform emergency surgeries in Tokyo, in Chicago and in a space station on Mars, without ever leaving her Stockholm office. She will need only a fast Internet connect, and a few pairs of bionic eyes and hands.” (Homo Deus, P. 44)

AI technology has the potential to radically shape the human experience. The more we imagine and develop advances in this new technology, the more profound our realization of the human potential in this domain. Indeed, it is quite clear that we are approaching a new era of the species that will extend beyond Homo Sapiens and into something entirely different and new.

Here’s how it might begin: at the moment, artificial limbs are used most often to heal injured Soldiers, debilitated individuals, accidents, and other sorts of terrible injury. Similarly, when steroids were first introduced, they were used only as a medicine for certain conditions that required their special aid. In the same way that steroids made their way into the consumer market, artificial limbs and organs will begin to creep into the market.

New technology like artificial limbs and organs will be used to upgrade humans instead of only healing… In the same way that steroid injections are now used to upgrade healthy individuals into something more productive and capable of greater work capacity. Obviously, there are issues with steroid use that can result in serious health conditions. However, the fact remains that they are nowadays commonly used to upgrade healthy humans into a stronger, faster, and more capable version of themselves. New technology will become similarly used in the relatively near future, as soon as artificial limbs and organs are more generally acceptable in the eyes of society. At the moment, this new technology is still on the cutting edge of modern scientific literature, research, and communities. As soon as these new technology products are deemed more “consumer friendly” or “market viable”, it will become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Merging with AI technology or other forms of new technology will begin in the upper classes of society. In the same way that a smartphone used to be a luxury item, bionic limbs and VR technology eye implants will be the domain of the elite for a number of years. However, as these things tend to do, the price will drop and the average consumer will be more able to upgrade themselves into super humans.

However, there are many concerns with this implementation of new technology into the human experience…

AI technology and artificial limbs that can blend with human bodies have the potential to rapidly evolve humans into something entirely new. When this is fully understood, we begin to understand that there is a clear possibility for the elite members of society to evolve into god-like beings, leaving the average person (meaning, roughly 99.9% of the species) in the dust. In a sense, this is a new version of “survival of the fittest” that will depend on a person’s income levels.

Suddenly, providing equal opportunity and financial ability to “Average Joe” becomes a matter of allowing “Average Joe” to make the jump forward into the next stage of human evolution.

Failure to do as such might result in “Average Joe” missing the evolution into god-form that seems to be awaiting the human species. Personally, I believe that if our species is able to integrate with AI technology and gain immediate awareness of the collective consciousness that manifests itself as the internet, we will become quickly aware of the moral repercussions of leaving “Average Joe” in the dust. We might mourn the tragedy of leaving behind “Average Joe” in the same way we mourn the Crusades, the genocide of North America when the Europeans invaded, or slavery in the United States. Once we are more aware of the idea that “Average Joe” is an integral part of the collective consciousness, suddenly we might mourn the idea that this individual’s voice is missing… We finally understand the true potential of “Average Joe” all over the world, only to have a realization of just how much we have lost by not helping that individual make the jump into hyperspace alongside the rest of the newly evolved species.

What are the ramifications of this evolution? What are we working to achieve? What should we do?

On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Anton Harrison-Kern and I talk about the co-evolution of AI technology, the human species, and other forms of new technology. We dive into the ethical ramifications of the evolution of human beings and talk about how we might possibly bring “Average Joe” along for the ride as we collectively transform into cyborg god-beings.


Anton Harrison-Kern is a serial entrepreneur out of Australia. He is an advocate for immortality, integrating with AI technology, and the co-evolution of our species with new technology. On this show, Anton and I talk about the ramifications of merging with AI technology and how the human species will continue to evolve over the next few decades.

Is immortality possible?

You see, we may never reach a point where we are “immortal”… However, it is highly likely that sometime over the next 20-30 years, the medical industry will experience an absolutely massive breakthrough. For example, we may invent nano-robots that can dissolve tumors, eliminate diabetes, and remove all viruses from the body with a simple yearly “nano-robot scan” or whatever we decide to call it… This will allow the species to live another 30-40 years. Now, instead of the average person dying at age 80, “Average Joe” is dying at age 120. Meanwhile, similar developments are happening in stem cell therapy, collagen restoration, and other technologies and treatments that allow human beings to appear younger and essentially BE younger, especially once genetic manipulation comes into the mix.

Now that we have an extra 40 good years to play around with, we go back to the labs and engineer ANOTHER 20-30 year medical breakthrough… Something that the minds of today cannot predict (that’s the whole point). The likelihood of such a successive number of breakthrough developments in medicine is highly likely. While this is all happening, folks like Elon Musk are developing and furthering self-driving cars that will allow us to reduce car accidents and other “common” causes of accidental death.

Suddenly, immortality does not seem so crazy.

Virtual Reality Technology:

VR technology has the potential to radically shift our world. Have you seen Ready Player One? Movies and books like this one are important to analyze. Why? They are predicting the next stage of human evolution with a great deal of accuracy. I am not suggesting that Ready Player One is guaranteed to happen. However, it is an important prediction of how new technology will shape our world.

VR technology is here to stay. The Oculus Go is groundbreaking in its availability. Although the technology is not too advanced right now, the ramifications of virtual reality systems that cost $200 is absolutely massive. Don’t think the Oculus Go is impressive? Give Oculus and the other VR technology companies a little time and they will radically change our world.

As Virtual Reality and other new technologies emerge, our species must facilitate the expansion of our spiritual and mental development. To avoid a future where we are all 400lbs and sitting around on the couch stuck in our virtual reality systems, we must cultivate personal fulfillment. What is the antidote for a future where new technology rules the world? Personal development. Spiritual awakening. In order to take advantage of these new technologies, our species must evolve in our ideas about the world and how we relate to our development.

VR technology is important to analyze. Personally, I believe it to be the most “dangerous” for the short term development of the human species. Why? All a person must do is examine the radical impact video games have had on health and personal development. I absolutely love video games. However, their impact on the health of our youth cannot be denied. More than ever, it is easier for a kid to spend all day inside binging on video games. Once VR technology is developed and more readily available, it will become a public health crisis if we are not careful.

The reality of a future spent on the couch while we live our lives in virtual reality systems is all too possible.

Emerging technology is important for us to discuss. Here is an episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast where I talked to Aaron Louis Rosa. On this show, we talk about VR technology and its various uses. If you are interested in how virtual reality systems will shape our world, this is a great show for you to watch.

VR technology is expanding. Without a simultaneous expansion of the human consciousness and spirituality, there is a very real threat. Fortunately, I believe that this will not be the case. With advances in spiritual awakening and overall holistic living, it is likely that our species will survive the cut. New technology should be used as a tool for our spiritual awakening and personal development instead of a plague that brings us down. In order to make the jump forward in true human evolution, the growth of each must happen simultaneously.

Augmented Reality Technology:

AR Technology could potentially be more disruptive than VR technology. Although it could be hard to conceptualize this future, augmented reality technology has the ability to project a virtual world out onto our physical plane. If this becomes a standard way of living life, we will experience a “mixed reality” state where the distinction between the virtual and physical world becomes blurred. Now, I am not saying this is “bad” by definition. However, again, it is imperative that we have conversations about how to continue to improve holistic living and overall health so that new technology serves to enhance the human experience rather than destroy our health.

Are you looking for augmented reality examples? If AR technology is something that is new to you, it can be hard to conceptualize how this new technology plays a role in the development of our species. In fact, I have found that many folks simply do not understand augmented reality in any degree. If you are looking for augmented reality examples, check out this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast with Reekita Shah Alias Gala.

AR technology can be difficult to predict. As with all emerging technology, the impacts of augmented and mixed reality have yet to be felt. When Pokemon GO launched on the scene, our civilization saw a preview of what is to come. Suddenly, new rules, laws, and regulations were being considered. Within a few weeks of the game’s release, there had already been a few recorded deaths as a result of playing the game. Think this is a fluke? Get ready folks. The world will become quite weird once AR technology is more fully developed.

Augmented Reality can get built into contact lenses. Furthermore, the book Homo Deus talks about the idea that our eyeballs could eventually get replaced by enhanced organs equipped with super-vision, binocular ability, augmented reality, and VR technology. One more example of why it is imperative we consider public health and holistic living when discussing new technologies.

Voice Control

Voice recognition technology is on the rise. Whether it’s Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, or ol Bigsby every tech giant seems intent on getting in on the new wave of voice control technology. What is voice recognition technology all about? If you have been living under a rock these last few years, you may have missed the introduction of Alexa and similar products to the marketplace. If you think voice recognition technology is a trend, watch this keynote speech from Gary V from a few months ago… You might reconsider your view.

Voice control isn’t going anywhere. In fact, the technology is only improving and set to takeover all other forms of search. Already, folks are more likely to post to Facebook or Twitter when looking for the answer to a question instead of actually searching Google. With the introduction of voice control, searching for information becomes even easier. Have you ever been frustrated when Siri or Alexa gives you a shitty response to your question? These machines are growing and improving constantly. Give voice recognition technology a few more years and I think you will be surprised with the level of accuracy that is developed.

Voice control when combined with other new technology can give us some heavy thought experiments. For example, consider the integration of voice recognition technology with VR technology. In just a handful of years, it will be possible to summon your virtual reality experience by simply saying “Alexa, launch Oculus”… Or something… Suddenly, your room transforms itself into a virtual world thanks to the VR technology optimized contact lenses you are wearing.

Voice control comes with a great deal of suspicion. Is Alexa a spy working for the CIA? Jeff Bezos’ deal with the CIA sure raises some eyebrows.

I wanted to get to the bottom of all this… On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I interrogate my Alexa device to get some fuckin’ answers.

All joking aside, data security and privacy are serious issues. In order to understand the ramifications of new technology, it is essential to discuss the issue of data security and privacy. The human species is evolving and we are going to experience a world where it is difficult to hide anything from anyone. Why? Because we are realizing that we are all one. We are all the same.

New Technology And Data Privacy

Personally, my view is that the world is coming together. The human species is evolving. The internet is connecting us to a degree never before seen. Folks are beginning to freak out a bit because of the level of accuracy they realize these voice control devices (and technology in general) have when it comes to delivering advertisements and the like.

Here’s the deal with privacy concerns: we are concerned with the fact that the “evil government” is gaining more access to our information. The fear is that we are going to become constantly advertised to, spied upon by an evil government, and that everyone is going to know everything about us (somehow).

As a result of this fear and concern, we collectively fear anything to do with data proliferation. Whenever we learn our data and privacy has been stolen, we freak out! We are up in arms about the issue.

However, the REAL issue to be concerned about here is the “evil government” or “evil corporation” on the other side of the equation.

The people we fear who might be spying on us. The groups of actual people (like you or me) who are allegedly spying on us and using our information against us. When it comes to discussing data security and privacy, it is important to realize what the REAL question is asking. We are not automatically concerned about data for the sake of data… we are concerned about WHO has access to that data because we envision some evil power that is able to threaten us from afar through spying or unwanted advertising.

If we truly fear our government, we should do something about that. It is well within the power of our civilization to change the leaders who are elected over us. Obviously, in less privileged countries, this may be another story. However, thanks to where the species is heading, I do believe that less advantaged countries will find themselves in more favorable conditions with new power over their leaders relatively soon. Again, the species is evolving and old paradigms are going to vanish.

When it comes to advertising, it is important to recognize that new technology simply means new ways of delivering advertising. Advertising has been around since the dawn of capitalism. Until the capitalist system shifts (if it ever should or will is a different story), advertising will remain no matter what new technology is developed.

In today’s world, folks are advertised to constantly. Looking around my apartment as I write this blog, I notice brand names, logos, and advertisements from a variety of brands right here in my own home. As the internet advances and data is shared more frequently and easily, these ads will become more accurate to my specific needs. In my mind, this is a good thing! I WANT advertisers to have more data about me so that they can send me great deals that are specific to exactly what I want to buy. Of course, I am personally involved in digital marketing so I do have a bit of a bias in that direction. Regardless, I see the use of data to make my life easier as a good thing given the fact that advertising itself is not going anywhere.

New technology means new ways to make money, until we do away with money all-together.

When it comes to more people having access to your personal information, folks become concerned. Will Jeff Bezos and the CIA know about what’s going on with my dying son? Will Betty from down the street somehow learn about the marital issues I’m having?

As the internet continues to expand, these questions will become all the more profound and surreal. If we look at the internet as a modality or means by which we are all connecting and evolving together, it is true that more folks might have access to personal information about your life. Indeed, my life is broadcasted somewhat freely over the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. There are times where I’ve gotten pretty vulnerable on the show (here’s an example) and there is certainly some level of discomfort associated.

New technology is evolving our species. When we end up at the height of this new leap forward in human evolution, it will be more normal to know details about one another. Already, we see the tremors of this. You probably know all sorts of personal information about folks you haven’t seen in years (or perhaps never met in real life) just based off posts they make on social media. As the internet expands and our species evolves, this phenomenon will become more frequent.

In a sense, it is something we will have to become used to experiencing…

However, this is not a negative thing. With more knowledge about one another, we gain empathy. We realize that other folks are going through the same trials and tribulations as us. When we experience a more profound and intuitive knowing of this fact, we begin to understand that other people ARE us. We are all one. We are all the same.

Data security and privacy issues will only get more profound. Why? Because at the end of the day, we are all the same. We are different versions of god embodied in incarnated forms. This is the truth of the human experience. Once this is more realized and well known, data privacy will not be as big a concern because we will understand that there is nothing to fear.

Blockchain For Dummies:

Cryptocurrrency and blockchain technology can be a bit confusing. Despite the Cryptocurrency crash we are currently experiencing here in November of 2018, the actual blockchain technology is incredibly powerful and revolutionary. Effectively, the end result of blockchain technology is that it gives you and me the ability to trade goods and services without using a third part (like a bank). Never before in human history has this been possible.

Blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrency. Digital currency you hear about such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin are forms of cryptocurrency that is powered on blockchain technology. What does blockchain do? Well, effectively it allows you and I to make transactions knowing that our transactions are secure, legitimate, and trustworthy. This is certainly a “blockchain for dummies” explanation but effectively the technology allows you and I to reliably trust the validity and security of our transactions through a process of a distributed ledger and peer validation.

Blockchain for dummies is the point of this post. If you want a thorough understanding of blockchain technology, I highly recommend this inexpensive course on Udemy that will get teach you more about blockchain than probably 99% of people through some short and informative videos. The course teaches blockchain technology from a developer perspective but also a theoretical and philosophical perspective and the two are split into different modules for you to consume however you like. In other words, those of us who are just looking for “blockchain for dummies” instead of an in-depth explanation of how to actually code blockchain will have our needs met.

Blockchain technology can be understood as such: basically there is a distributed ledger that is shared across the network of computers and devices tapping into that specific blockchain. A “blockchain” is basically a history of transactions that anyone can view. For example, if you send me 5 bitcoin, there will be a “block” that shows all the details of that transaction (you sending, how much was sent, and me receiving). That “block” is then locked and put into a “chain” with the other “blocks”… Hence the name blockchain.

Blockchain technology becomes complex when we try to understand HOW these blocks are locked. Honestly, I am still learning the specifics of exactly how these systems are secured but essentially the transactions are validated by several hundred “miners” who are logged into that blockchain network. These real life people (several hundred or thousand of them) independently validate every part of the transaction to ensure its validity. The specifics of how this works, how the miners are paid, HOW they actually validate the transaction, different methods of validation, different numbers of miners for different blockchains (bitcoin blockchain vs. ethereum blockchain for example), and so on is where this all becomes incredibly complex.

However, long story short of “blockchain for dummies” is that these real-life people validate blockchain transactions.

What Is A Distributed Ledger?

Distributed ledger is a strong factor working in the favor of blockchain technology when it comes to security. Blockchain for dummies explanation here is that every individual person with access to the blockchain network has their own copy of the entire blockchain history. In other words, if someone were to attempt to “hack” the blockchain and modify a previous “block” in the “chain”, it would be easy to detect because that individual would only really be able to hack one specific blockchain copy. If Bill, Fred, and Ted are logged into the blockchain and Ted decides to try and hack the system, Ted might be able to hack Fred’s copy of the blockchain but Bill can identify the error because he has his own independent copy.

Blockchain for dummies is a topic I enjoy. However, if you want a more in-depth breakdown, I highly recommend this course on Udemy to make the most of your blockchain education.


Cryptocurrency is one item that can be traded on the blockchain. Effectively, digital currency is currency that is able to be traded over blockchain technology. Is crypto dying? In November of 2018, we are experiencing a dramatic downturn in fortune for cryptocurrency as the market has seemed to crush for our digital friend. If you are following new technology closely, you will know that blockchain technology is the real horse to bet on in this race vs. trying to understand which specific coin will rise to the top. However, this is an important question and situation to analyze because cryptocurrency is the financial backer for blockchain technology in general.

Matthew Aaron is the host of the top ranked podcast Crypto 101. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Matthew and I breakdown the current situation with the cryptocurrency market and answer the question of whether or not the cryptocurrency market (and blockchain technology in general) is poised for a collapse. If you are interested in blockchain technology and the future of crypto, this is a great show for you to watch:

Matthew and I dive into the future of crypto and discuss alternative solutions for blockchain technology. Honestly, I personally believe that cryptocurrency is one of the worst applications for blockchain technology when it comes to actually introducing this technology to the market. On this show, we discuss voting over the blockchain, the use of smart contracts in crowd funding or crowd ownership, and a number of other creative ways this technology can be applied to our evolving and changing world.

New technology is evolving the species. When these technologies combine with psychic abilities, spiritual awakening, and other esoteric principles, our world will never be the same. If you examine other times in history when a massive leap forward in history occurs (like the Industrial Revolution or the Renaissance), the new technological marvels are introduced alongside philosophies that always seem to go hand in hand. At the point in history we find ourselves today, this is happening again. Once new technology and spiritual principles meet at the top of the ladder, the human species will find itself at an evolved state.


Elon Musk might announce Neuralink any day now…

What is Neuralink? It is a way for our brains to directly interface with the machines. Essentially, it’s a way to merge with AI Technology and allow the human brain to take on some of the characteristics that we would typically associate with Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

Elon Musk has been quietly developing Neuralink in some secret laboratories as his way of helping the human species survive our encounter with AI Technology. Elon Musk believes that we must join with the AI rather than try to beat them. From his perspective, this is the only way forward.

I tend to agree with that sentiment. Merging with AI Technology is clearly the most beneficial and “safe” way forward. At this point in human history, we can either destroy AI technology, be destroyed or replaced by it one day, or we can merge with the AI through a modality like Neuralink.

Oddly enough, all of this coincides with some profound psilocybin mushroom experiences I had years ago. On those experiences, it was revealed to me that the human species was evolving and that soon a sort of technology would arrive that would allow us to have more instant access to the internet… Essentially, hyper-accurate cliff-notes for all content.

This seems to be Neuralink.

When he was on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Elon Musk explained that there’s two problems with the merge with AI Technology: bandwidth and user interface. In other words, we had to solve the issue of speed of how quickly we can gather data… and we also have to give ourselves a platform or portal via which that data can be viewed, collected, and engaged with.

He said Neuralink seeks to solve the bandwidth issue.

Ever since the experience with the mushrooms, I’ve been working with a team on the user interface piece… unknown really to the details about Neuralink.

Here’s the thing: it’s not just me.

Since starting on this journey, I’ve encountered many who are developing similar platforms… All of us heading towards some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. We are always bouncing around ideas and collaborating where possible as we head towards this supposed end-state.

The collective species is evolving. Neuralink is the missing piece of the puzzle that will jumpstart the human species way beyond Homo sapiens.

Here’s an episode of the show where I broke down everything that’s about to happen thanks to this new technology. Neuralink has the potential to upgrade the human species into something that is beyond where we are today. Once this technology is fully integrated into the human species and becomes more mainstream, I don’t think we can call ourselves “Homo Sapiens” anymore… That is where we are heading thanks to the power of new technology.

I would encourage you to closely follow developments with Neuralink and how it might be tied in with AI Technology. This new technology might transform our species essentially overnight with the advent of connecting with machines and allowing for information to flow seamlessly. Effectively, we could become Neo in the Matrix and “know kung-fu” in a matter of moments as our brains begin to download information at a higher rate of speed and time. This information combined with the advent of increasing content curation on the internet itself to ensure the cream rises to the top will collectively work hand-in-hand to transform our human experience. Following the developments in this new technology is absolutely paramount.

New Media

New Media like podcasts, YouTube channels, and blogs are taking over our world.

We are collectively sick and tired of the old model. We are sick of fake looking reporters reading from tele-prompters and having fake conversations where they cannot deviate from the script. It is insulting to take complex ideas and attempt to distill them into 3-5 minute talking points meant to drive more fear into our world for the purpose of satisfying corporate funding. Collectively, we are waking up one person at a time to the promises of “new media”.

What makes podcasts and blogs so powerful?



These are powerful forces that increase empathy across borders. In general, new technology gives us the ability to connect with each other at an increased level. In today’s world, we can chat with folks across continents instantly via social media or any number of online forums or messenger apps. Although it might take a moment for this wave to take hold, new technology will create a wave of empathy that will be difficult to squash in any regard.

New Media is an essential part of this transformation. There is a reason that Joe Rogan receives millions of downloads every month. His show is three hours of authentic conversation that sends a powerful message of self expression, individual responsibility, hard-work, critical thinking, and introspective awareness. In this format, millions of people every month are exposed to an authentic expression of the human experience that is incredibly different from any content produced by FOX, CNN, or any other corporate news outlet.

We are collectively saying “finally… some real shit”.

Have you thought about the absurdity of our situation for the past few decades?

The average person spends a majority of their time at a 9-5 job. At this job, they are told to act “professional”. There are certain words like Fuck and Shit that are not to be used. They live in a state of fear and separation from their boss and fellow coworkers for fear of being “found out” over some menial task or piece of work they maybe were worried about doing or not doing. When they return home (driving on the man-made highway in a man-made car), after traveling through traffic of the rest of the species doing the same, they generally watch some TV. On the TV, they’re watching sports, fictional shows, or the news… All of which are not really an accurate portrayal of the human experience. What happens on the weekends? Go to the movies… Watch the game… Go out drinking with friends. For many folks, this is life.

It is all fake. There is no realness.

New Media is shaking this up. Now, on a person’s drive to work, they are listening to Joe Rogan and Aubrey Marcus talking about psychedelic journeys in the Amazon rainforest… Or maybe they’re learning history from Dan Carlin… Maybe they’ve got their favorite YouTube channel playing in the background. When they get home, they watch some of their favorite YouTube creators or maybe read their favorite blogs. The ripple effect is massive.

People are stepping into reality… Into the true human experience. Into the better world our hearts know is possible.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien show, Zerin Beattie from the Xpand Podcast and I talk about the changes brought about by New Media. We chat about this phenomenon and the effect it has on our world. Check it out!

We are existing in a time like no other. The world is rapidly shifting and new technology like New Media outlets are rapidly shifting how we view the world around us… There is unprecedented access to our fellow humans and it is only increasing. In a few decades, the level fo awareness available to the “average person” will be truly profound. I can’t wait!

Crowdfunding New Technology

New technology innovations often come from Crowdfunding technology.

What is Crowdfunding?

Basically, it’s a method of using the internet to poll a large segment of the population (visitors to the website) to see if they are willing to financially support a certain product. It is a form of pre-selling a product or business ideas. Crowdfunding is usually conducted on platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or GoFundMe. Each of these platforms are similar but contain some essential differences for how they can best be used. In general, Kickstarter and Indiegogo orient more towards business ideas or product pitches. Meanwhile, GoFundMe is more focused on charity or raising money for social movements.

Crowdfunding is a powerful application of new technology that allows the people to fund ideas independent of any third party. Instead of having to go through a newspaper or third party advisor, the individual can financially support whatever ideas they are looking to further. Although it is not used in this manner regularly, it is easy to see how crowdfunding platforms could be applied to social or political issues. In fact, we are already seeing this through the campaign on GoFundMe to fund the wall on the southern border of the United States of America. We exist in a fascinating time where technology is giving us opportunities like never before. In these situations we have unique opportunities. However, in order to take advantage, education is necessary.

Zach Smith from Funded Today is here to break this down. Funded Today exists to help organizations or individuals use and understand Crowdfunding platforms. Zach is a serial entrepreneur who began to have huge success using crowdfunding to provide his clients with more money for their business growth ideas. This has propelled Funded Today into the spotlight and helped them raise over $250M on crowdfunding platforms. On today’s show, Zach and I talk about the idea that Crowdfunding platforms are a monetary expression of the collective consciousness. We chat about the social movements that can be created and funded thanks to these platforms. Check out the show here:


In today’s world, it is quite possible to use New Technology for every aspect of creating and furthering a message. With the advent of new media like Podcasting, creating a video channel, or blogging, it is incredibly easy to broadcast a message. With the advent of crowdfunding technology, it is easier than ever to finance these campaigns as well. Once these ideas are a bit more mainstream, it is easy to see how projects and ideas can get funded relatively quickly. If the collective consciousness awakens and realizes its power, there will be a new world overnight. It will be possible for individuals to vote with their wallets on whatever projects and ideas they want to support.

Personal Development Through Business Building

Personal Development Via Entrepreneurship: Is It Possible?

Personal development is a key result of the process of building a business. In my own life as an entrepreneur, the process of starting a business is a cornerstone of my own personal and spiritual growth. By building a business, a person undergoes an intense process of overcoming limiting beliefs and unlocking our true soul power. Personal development is an inevitable part of the process. Growing a business is intensely difficult and many folks unfortunately fall by the wayside throughout the process.

Spiritual growth is inevitable during the entrepreneurship process. Why is this the case? What really seems to happen as we grow a business is that we unlock the key desires and needs of our soul. The individual discovers the reason their soul incarnated here onto the earth. If done correctly, entrepreneurship is a creative and self-realizing process that inevitably leads to a wealth of personal development and spiritual growth.

Personal development is a vital part of the human experience. On the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, we often dive into the idea of personal development and how it factors into human evolution and ultimately the growth of our collective mind at the species level. After interviewing and knowing many entrepreneurs, I am convinced that the process of building a business is a shortcut towards this personal growth and spiritual development we are all intuitively chasing. Here is a breakdown of what I have learned:

Self Development Is Key In Business Building:

Starting and growing a business is an intense process of personal growth and development. There is nothing harder than overcoming limiting beliefs to start, pushing through hardship to continue, and continuing a personal development plan in order to thrive. It’s a process of reaching deep into your soul power, personal development like no other, going to depths of your mind, and pulling out some gold to give to the world.

Chris Albert and I dive into this topic on the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast. On this episode, we chat about the process of personal development and spiritual growth undergone during the process of starting and growing a business. With multiple years of experience coaching for the London Real Academy, Chris has seen hundreds of new entrepreneurs begin this intense journey of personal development.

Chris also went through this journey of self improvement himself by starting and growing Warrior Soul Agoge, a lifestyle brand that supports Military service members and veterans. Chris knows better than anyone the intense self development it takes to grow a successful business. Let’s talk about this process and how it can aid in evolving our lives and taking everything to the next level:

Personal development is not easy. Throughout the process of growing a business, mistakes are often made that can set a person back a great deal. Having a mentor, coach, or consultant can help significantly with this process. In fact, working with someone further along the path will accelerate the process considerably. If you are looking for some help in this process, Chris has started a coaching program to help folks grow their business to where they want to be in life. If you want to watch his free class and learn about this process, click this link to learn.

Psychedelics Help Personal Development

Do Psychedelics Help With Personal Development?

In today’s world, there is a resurgence around Psychedelic substances. Whether it’s ayahuasca, shrooms, salvia divinorum, MDMA, or even cannabis, there is a renaissance around psychedelics and how they can aid mankind. Thought leaders like Joe Rogan, Dennis McKenna, Aubrey Marcus, and many more are stepping up to change how the human species deals with psychedelics at the civilization level. Do psychedelics really help with personal development? There is mounting evidence that this is the case.

Psychedelics have been taboo for some time. Since the sweeping Controlled Substance Act of the 1970, psychedelics have been forced underground. Similar to ancient days when esoteric practices were demonized by the early Christian church, psychedelics have become hidden. Unfortunately, the personal development that can happen as a result of psychedelics has disappeared along with the substances themselves.

Psychedelics are making a resurgence. In what would seem a dark moment for humanity, psychedelics have returned to the spotlight. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I chat with Paul Kaufman about this resurgence and how psychedelics can aid in personal development. Paul is involved in the legal cannabis industry in Oregon and he is an advocate for how psychedelics can be harnessed to assist in personal development. Paul is also an MMA fighter and BJJ practitioner with a deep understanding of personal development from a more generalized perspective.

Let’s dive into the show!

Ayahuasca For Personal Development

Ayahuasca is a sacred vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Well, more specifically, it is a combination of several plants that are brewed into a psychedelic drink that is said to connect the drinker with “Mother Ayahuasca”: a spiritual entity that delivers deep insights into that persons life. Personal development is a significant reason why entrepreneurs, business executives, life coaches, and advanced practitioners across a variety of fields are escaping to the Amazon in order to meet with Mother Ayahuasca.

Why is Ayahuasca great for personal development? According to users, it gives a person deep insight into the blocks hindering their personal growth and development. Countless testimonials come out of the Amazon rainforest about the personal development that comes from drinking Ayahuasca. Why is Ayahuasca gaining traction? As civilization continues forward, motivated people are finding it more difficult to connect with deeper truths and limitations preventing them from personal development. Psychedelics like Ayahuasca assist in a users ability to experience spiritual and personal growth due to the nature of the intense experience.

Want to learn more about why Ayahuasca is excellent for personal development? Luke Furguson came on the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast to discuss how Ayahuasca changed his life and aided in spiritual growth. Luke now leads expeditions of people down to the Amazon rainforest in order to experience Ayahuasca. Listen to our interview here for a great example of how psychedelic “drugs” like Ayahuasca or Psilocybin Mushrooms can aid in personal growth:

Want to know how to visit the Amazon to do Ayahuasca? Check out Luke’s Facebook Group: Travel Peru. This is a fantastic place to learn how to experience this powerful psychedelic substance. Personal growth and spiritual development is the key behind what Luke is doing and this is a powerful place to get connected and learn about your options.

Psychedelics Aid In Spiritual Awakening

Psychedelics are a powerful medium because they help us connect with ourselves at a deeper level. In my case, psychedelic mushrooms were paramount in spiritual awakening. Before I tried psychedelic mushrooms, I felt incredibly disconnected with my emotions and my “higher self”. Spiritual enlightenment was a topic far removed from where I was headed at that time.

Men in the 21st Century find themselves at a confusing time. How can a man connect with their emotions at a deeper level? Spiritual awakening is a n important part of life and emotional connection is a key element. If a person is disconnected from their emotions, they are disconnected from their Selves and unable to progress up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This was certainly true in my case.

Psychedelics can help men connect with their emotions at a deep level. Indeed, it is hard to deny the life changing impact of the psychedelic experience, especially with plant medicines such as psilocybin mushrooms, psychedelic cactus, ayahuasca, or even cannabis. Want to learn more about the interrelated nature of Psychedelics with spiritual awakening particularly for men? Check out this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast with Jason Bernardo.



Jason is a life coach who helps men experience healthier relationships. On this show, we talked about psychedelics and their role in helping men connect with their emotions at a deeper level. Whether its Ayahuasca, Salvia Divinorum, or MDMA, psychedelics have a powerful ability to help a person unlock their deeper emotions. This is a valuable tool for men in the 21st century.




Limiting Beliefs And How To Destroy Them

“Limiting Beliefs” And How To Overcome Them:

Building self esteem and overcoming limiting beliefs is at the heart of all real success. More than ever, folks are looking to answer the question “How do I identify and overcome limiting beliefs? Limiting beliefs are those beliefs that are holding us back from achieving our goals and our potential, often at a subconscious level. Here’s the thing about limiting beliefs: it can be incredibly difficult to identify what they are and move through them towards our full potential.

Limiting beliefs are defined as beliefs about the world or your own self that are holding you back from achieving your potential.

For example, perhaps you have always wanted to start a business. For years, you have played around with the idea of creating a Podcast or YouTube channel but you cannot find the confidence inside yourself to get started. What is at the root of this poor self esteem? Oftentimes, limiting beliefs such as “I’m not good enough”… “I don’t deserve success”… “I will not figure out how to succeed”… and so on.

Limiting beliefs are poisonous. They are holding back the next level of human evolution. If you have read Charles Eisenstein’s book “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible” then you have probably heard of the idea of Consensus Reality. This theory details the idea that the world is only the way that it is because our species collectively believes that this is how things need to be. In other words, war and famine only continue to exist because our species collectively believes that this must continue. In a sense, we have limiting beliefs at the collective level. Following this train of thought: it is our moral and ethical obligation to overcome our own personal limiting beliefs so that we can contribute to the collective mind and move the human species into a more beautiful future (how’s that for a bold statement?)

Before we dive into HOW to overcome limiting beliefs, let’s discuss WHY it is so important.

Limiting Beliefs Hold Back Innovation.

Overcoming limiting beliefs is a popular topic in the entrepreneur community. Whether you are listening to Tony Robbins or Grant  : , there are hundreds of examples of accomplished entrepreneurs who discuss the importance of improving mindset, building self esteem, and imaging greater possibilities. This concept is at the heart of Napoleon Hill’s landmark book “Think And Grow Rich”.

Why is it so important for entrepreneurs to overcome limiting beliefs? If we examine the way world economy functions, we begin to understand how integral entrepreneurs become to moving the species into a healthier future. Why is this the case? Imagine if Bill Gates had never created Microsoft because he did not believe it was possible. Think about how our daily lives would be if Henry Ford did not invent automobiles because he did not believe himself worthy of success. What about if Elon Musk never dared to create SpaceX because he thought it would never work?

Entrepreneurs are driving forward the evolution of the species. When it comes to creating innovating ideas and introducing these to the world, entrepreneurs require a ton of belief in themselves, their idea, and the world itself. All great innovations begin as a powerful belief in an entrepreneur’s own ability and the world in general.

Evan Carmichael is a driving force in helping entrepreneurs believe in themselves.

Evan hosts one of the top YouTube channels in the entrepreneur community to help aspiring and accomplished entrepreneurs create a healthier mindset and increase their belief.

If the human species is going to thrive and survive, we are going to need powerful entrepreneurs who maintain a powerful sense of belief in themselves, their ideas, and the world in which they live.

Evan helps people overcome limiting beliefs, create a stronger mind, and achieve their potential.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien podcast, Evan and I talk about the power of overcoming limiting beliefs and the importance of this mission. There are millions of people in the world who have potential to create massive change and our modern world needs these individuals more than ever before.

Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential key to the formula of how we can move our species into something healthier, stronger, and more capable of change. Enjoy this episode and do something today to change your beliefs about yourself, your world, and your own potential.

Entrepreneurship Builds Self Esteem:

Overcoming limiting beliefs is an essential part of becoming an entrepreneur. Indeed, oftentimes it is a powerful exercise to just get started! Even if your YouTube channel or Podcast goes nowhere, the act of getting started and creatively expressing yourself is an incredible way to begin identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs that hold back your life in general. However, nowadays, there are more than enough ways to ensure that your project succeeds and truly makes the impact in the world you know is possible.

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, I’m talking to the great and powerful Miles Beckler. Miles and his wife Melanie are the masterminds behind Ask-Angelsone of the top brands in the spirituality niche. Miles also hosts his own YouTube channel and website where he helps entrepreneurs learn digital marketing skills in order to achieve financial freedom through a lifestyle business.

Building a business can be an intense process of spiritual growth. On this show, we talk about the process of overcoming limiting beliefs through the journey of creating multiple online businesses that Miles has experienced. We also are going to hear about Miles’ spiritual growth and his own personal process of destroying limiting beliefs as he marches towards ever larger goals.



Want to learn from Miles Beckler more personally? Miles just launched a mastermind group. This is an online membership where I am personally receiving massive value from the content and coaching. If you are looking to overcome limiting beliefs, grow your digital business, and achieve your goals, I highly recommend checking out Miles Beckler’s Mastermind.

In this Podcast, Miles mentions a video that he created about the power of the subconscious mind. Want to check out that video? You can watch it here on Miles’ YouTube channel. This is an outstanding summary on how Miles has overcome limiting beliefs in his life and built a more abundant mindset particularly around money. When it comes to overcoming limiting beliefs and switching from a scarcity to abundance mindset, this is a great video with some outstanding tips. Check it out:

Want more on the topic of why overcoming limiting beliefs is important? Check out this post about the Law of Attraction. Click here to read that blog post here on the website. If you have ever wondered whether or not the law of attraction is real and how limiting beliefs play a factor, that post will begin to spell out what’s real. Here’s the challenge with the law of attraction: taking action and overcoming the limiting beliefs affecting your subconscious mind is absolutely huge. Do not miss this crucial step.

In the interview above, Miles mentions two separate occasions when wealthy Europeans donate large amounts of money towards wildlife conservation. As our species evolves and we continue to come to grips with the idea that we are not separate from the planet, more folks will begin to believe that it is possible to save the world. If you want to read more about this topic, click here or click here!

Limiting Beliefs Undermine Your Goals

Why should you worry so much about overcoming limiting beliefs?

Limiting beliefs hold us back subconsciously from reaching our goals.

Have you ever set a goal and then not succeeded? Have you ever failed to keep a New Years Resolution? Have you ever spent time with a coach, counselor, or significant other and really dialed in some goals, only to fail yet again? Why does this keep happening?

From what I have experienced, limiting beliefs are the chief enemy of our goals. Oftentimes, when we are not achieving our goals, it can be confusing to determine why this might be the case. It is difficult to see how we can continue to fail and keep ourselves in a negative cycle of repeating the same patterns over and over. When this is the case, we forget to see how our limiting beliefs might be at work. We forget that our limiting beliefs about ourselves and the world are sneaky: they hide in plain sight, hidden in “reasons” that sound more logical to our minds.

Have you ever failed a goal related to your health? These are all too common in our world. Why is this the case?

Oftentimes we fail because we lack a certain level of determination. When we set a goal and strive to turn it into reality, we are placing a level of faith and trust in ourselves and in the method. In the case of establishing healthy diet and exercise habits, we are trusting that these methods (whatever they are) will work. We are holding to faith that our efforts that must consistently happen over long periods of time will ultimately yield results. We will not see results overnight. When it comes to building real strength, conditioning, and overall health, we will oftentimes experience an up-and-down cycle inside our heads that pull us around.

Here’s the thing: it can be difficult to stick to this course because there are many distractions in our world. Ultimately, deep in our minds, we probably KNOW that it takes a lot of time, consistency, and effort to see the ultimate result we are looking to achieve. However, it can be easy to get distracted and pulled away from this path because we watch a new video that convinces us we need to try a different workout method, a new “superfood”, a new supplement, etc. etc… Why do we fall for these tricks?

On the other side of the coin, we oftentimes fall off the bandwagon for a few days and then find it difficult to get back on. Why is this the case? We KNOW that there will always be ups-and-downs on the pathway to success. Subconsciously (or even consciously) we are completely aware that the path to ultimate success and fulfillment will not be a straight and linear path. Why do we fail to get back on the bandwagon when the inevitable peaks and valleys make themselves known?

Limiting beliefs. In my experience with improving my life, losing weight, implementing healthy habits, starting businesses, martial arts, and more, I have found that it all comes back to limiting beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world.

These are the poisonous thoughts that burry themselves in our subconscious mind, just below our levels of awareness.

They hide under logical “reasons” that we tell ourselves… Going back to our weight-loss example: when we deviate from our path and pursue some “get-fit-quick” scheme that we secretly KNOW is never going to work, we are doing so because we subconsciously believe that we do not deserve to succeed. We hold a limiting belief in the depths of our mind that says “It is not possible for my plan to work because I am not able to succeed in this direction… Therefore, I should follow this guru’s advice and try this alternate method”… This is how we end up cycles of bouncing between workout plans, diet routines, and more.

Limiting beliefs hide themselves. For example, if you are continuing to fail to start a business that could one day replace your 9-5 job, you might be telling yourself “there isn’t enough time in the day to make this happen”. When you get home from work, you might gauge your energy levels and assess that “I don’t have the energy to do this”. In your mind, this is quite logical, right? If you tire yourself out at night and sleep poorly, you might not be able to perform at peak capacity at your 9-5 job tomorrow. If you lose that job, you could lose everything! Therefore, you logically reason your way into never getting started on that business.

Here’s the kicker though: you are being haunted by some limiting beliefs that keep many folks trapped in lives they hate.

Limiting beliefs like “I’m not good enough to figure it out”… “I am not made like those who succeed”… “Successful people are better than me”… “I cannot figure it out”… “I’m not creative enough to find a way”… All of these are limiting beliefs that steal our happiness and rob us of the experience we could enjoy as humans.

Here’s the truth: to make a real impact on the world and change your life, it takes commitment. It takes a level of trust in yourself and your own abilities. It requires faith in the processes that have given success to others. More than anything, it necessitates that you believe that you can be successful. In order to make a lasting commitment to yourself and your goals, you must believe that you can ultimately succeed, that you deserve success, that you are made like those who succeed, and that your work will pay off down the road.

There is no “get rich quick” or “get fit quick” scheme that actually works… Anyone telling you differently is lying.

Real life changing results require a commitment.

How do you get started changing your limiting beliefs? The first step is identifying what is holding you back. If you have not already, I put together a Free Course on how to identify the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. You can get that course by clicking here.

Resolve to not be a slave to your limiting beliefs. You can make a change in your life that will echo through history. Make it so. You owe it to yourself to overcome limiting beliefs and create a better life for yourself, for your family, and for the species.