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How To Destroy A Child’s Creativity AND Desire To Create SIMULTANEOUSLY:

 How to destroy a child’s creativity and desire to create SIMULTANEOUSLY:

1. Grade their art and artistic process.

2. Grade their musical abilities.

3. Grade their writing ability.

4. Tell them art can only be performed at certain times of the day.

5. Teach them about how art only makes a living for a select few lucky people.

6. Downplay the role of art during history lessons (where writing is also graded, of course).

7. Poke fun at kids who are “different” or dress in a “weird” way.

8. Outlaw “outrageous” hair styles and clothing choices.

9. Wake kids up early and send them to a concrete building all day, away from nature. When they return home, make sure they’re so busy writing graded papers and doing graded projects that they cannot do their own art or go for a walk… or, yknow, be a kid.

10. Rinse and repeat as adults but instead of grading their art, you’re grading their powerpoint presentations.

The art probably stopped long ago by this point. Job done!

… and we wonder why society has got some problems …

Meanwhile, we continue to read posts like this one, share them on our social media pages, talk about them with our friends… all to “increase awareness” around issues.

… Which is important but literally just the beginning!

It’s time we demand a better education system for our kids and ultimately for ourselves.

Personally, I think our current system is maintained by adults who are STILL hurting over their own inability to create as children.

Kind’ve a “this is what I had to go through… and so do you!” mentality.

Now, I don’t necessarily think this is a CONSCIOUS decision necessarily.

However, it is manifesting as a result of us not dealing with the demons hidden in our collective unconscious.

Time to confront those demons head on.

What Will Humans Look Like In The Future?

What will Humans look like in the future?

Will the world end up looking like a sci-fi movie?

There are countless depictions of how “the future” will look. As we’ve observed in hindsight, our predictions are oftentimes incorrect. Whether it’s “2001 Space Odyssey” or “Back to the Future 2”, we seem to not correctly predict the future of what humans will look like in the future… Honestly, it makes sense! How can we possibly imagine our future when the whole point is that we cannot imagine the decisions, choices, and world that posterity will create? After all, if we could imagine that future, it might be here today. Evolution is a gradual process that happens over long periods of time rather than short bursts. That being said, I believe that we are staging for the next leap forward in evolution and it is happening much faster than we originally imaged.

Let’s talk about human evolution in 2019 and how humans will look in the next few decades!

Instead of walking around in Jetson-style jumpsuits and living in tech cities, I think we will be seeing a return to a coexistence with nature. Instead of Coruscant or “planet cities” we see in many Sci-Fi movies, we will be looking a lot more like Avatar. That is what I predict… Why? Because the only way to sustainably continue to grow our species is to learn how to co-exist with nature. This is the option that makes sense and coincides well with what is true about our reality.

Let’s dive in!

Human Evolution Back To Nature

Human evolution requires us to adapt to stay alive.

In 2019, the world is looking more bleak when it comes to issues of climate change and ecological disaster. As we inch closer to apparent destruction, the outcry for a sustainable future becomes louder to the point where it will become the mainstream voice. Thankfully, our civilization is awakening to the realization that our world governments have been purchased by oil companies, pharmaceutical agents, and other organizations that profit from death and violence.

In the USA, we see politicians like Bernie Sanders calling for radical campaign finance reform. The idea is that we should reduce corporations abilities to influence US elections through financing. Although the goal behind this strategy is just and noble (corrupt politicians aren’t great…), such a radical reform would take time, a massive shift in our political situation, new solutions for politicians to receive funding, and an uphill battle due to the very nature of the question… Corporations financing politicians literally have a vested interest in ensuring  that these bills do not get passed.

I’ve got a different idea! Instead of a lengthy and complex process to create a new system of campaign financing, we need different corporations that pull the strings!

The real issue with campaign finance is that the corporations that are buying politicians PROFIT from death, destruciton, ecological disaster, locking people up in private prisons, etc. etc.

Instead, let’s get sustainable corporations that are large enough to start buying out politicians.

Instead of “Big Pharma”, how about “Big Farmer”?

“Big Cannabis”

“Big Vitamin”

“Big Yoga”

“Big Workout”

Etc.

Corporations that profit from saving our planet, helping people, and improving health worldwide.

Doesn’t that sound like a much faster method of saving our world? It requires us voting with our wallets. Here’s the good news: this change is already happening naturally. Already, folks are gravitating more towards a holistic lifestyle. Those who are gravitating towards a holistic lifestyle in 2019 are just the early adopters. For example, I’m currently living in the Midwest… The heart of the “Bible Belt” in the Midwest… Out here, folks LOVE CBD products. States like Arkansas, traditionally extremely religious, are seeing a huge surge towards using more CBD based products. Why? Because CBD works! It is a REAL medicine that helps people at-scale. The same is happening in cities like St. Louis here in Missouri. CBD stores are popping up all over. These states are also furthering plans to legalizing medical cannabis to provide plant-based solutions to healing… Again, all of this out in some of the most conservative states in the USA!

This is just a PREVIEW of what is about to happen globally.

I have so much hope for our future. The reason for this hope is because the TRUTH will prevail thanks to the internet. At this moment, it is possible to find the “truth” about most every topic in the world. We hold all of human knowledge in our hands via our smartphones. This is an entirely new concept and paradigm and the results of this dramatic shift have yet to be felt. Again, all that we have witnessed now is just a portent… an omen.

Folks think that the internet “happened” back in 2000…

The internet has yet to really takeoff. Still today in 2019, vast sections of the world are cut-off from the internet. If we take the human species as a whole, countries like the USA, Canada, or Germany who have adapted well to the internet are just the “early adopters” of this new lifestyle. Even within those countries, we have noticed that the younger generations are leading the charge in wider adoption of  technology. In other words, those who are currently living an “internet-based” lifestyle are the early adopters within their own countries… The countries being early adopters on the world stage.

Put differently: we are just getting started.

I predict  that the shift towards more sustainable campaign finance will happen gradually. Although there certainly will be press coverage around the movement that I’m sure will help speed along  the process, this shift will not require some massive revolution. In fact, what we will realize is that the laws of the USA and similar countries are already established in a way that allows for this shift to happen peacefully and relatively easily.

This shift will happen because more awareness is being drawn to the issues facing our planet. In today’s world more than ever before, our civilizations is awake and aware to the idea of campaign financing causing many of the problems in our world. The radical transparency offered by the internet will catapult these issues into the spotlight even more than they are today and we will see a global shift towards corporations that profit from saving our world rather than destroying the planet. People are not stupid… They are only ignorant of the problems and how easily those issues might be solved via voting with our wallets.

Once we have a more sustainable system in-place politically, we can pave the way for more radical changes that will leave us with a human species we will not recognize.

True Human Evolution

The political and social shifts mentioned above will herald in a new golden age of mankind.

Why You Don’t Believe In Yourself

Here’s why you probably don’t believe in yourself…

Our society is setup in a way to collectively instill ourselves with the false belief that we are not worthy.

That we are not adequate.

That there is something more we must do in order to be worthy of a reward.

That we do not have all the answers.

That we cannot believe in ourselves.

That we are inadequate.

You see: our environments create our beliefs.

Once those beliefs are created, we continue to believe them until a shift in belief has happened.

Typically, a shift in belief takes a conscious effort.

These things do not necessarily happen overnight…

Back in the early days of our species, we were plagued by predators and forces outside of our control.

A global flood destroyed our civilization.

Dinosaurs ate our children.

Enemy tribes ransacked our village and took all the food.

We died of diseases we didn’t understand, far earlier in life than we do today.

Life was super dangerous. Over millions of years of this existence, we evolved the belief that the world is a dangerous place…

Is The World A Dangerous Place?

Up until extremely recently, this was true.

WW2 just ended a few decades ago. Still today, there are plenty of places around the world where wars and conflict continue. Fortunately, we are seeing a massive decline in violence.

I think that decline in violence will dramatically increase.

We are headed towards a collective awareness and stepping into a collective desire for more peace… For a more beautiful world.

This is happening across our entire planet in a variety of forms. Before it ends, we will have a new awakened reality that we cling to as a collective source of comfort, love, and what is real in our universe. We will enter into an understanding that love and relationships are all that matter in life… that our relationships with other people are the most important things in our world.

However, before we enter into that new belief system, it is time we come to terms with what has happened.

As a result of the chronic danger that has infected our planet for millions of years, we carry inside ourselves the collective belief that the world is a dangerous place.

That we are not powerful enough to shift that seemingly inherent truth…

That no matter what we do, we cannot ascend to heaven… We will always be subject to death and danger and violence in some regard.

I’m here to argue that this is not the case.

The Case For A More Beautiful World

I think that we can collectively ascend beyond violence and into a more beautiful world.

However, for this to happen, we must believe it to be possible.

All that exists in the physical plane of reality as a result of human origin first existed on the mental plane in some sort: as a conscious or unconscious thought inside the mind of an individual and eventually a collective mind of human origin.

Before we can move beyond violence and into something more peaceful, we must carry the passionate belief that it is possible… Furthermore, we must believe that WE… US… Our generation… That we are the ones who can affect this change and enter into the golden era we previously thought reserved for the gods.

Instead of waiting for some messiah, we realize that we are carriers of our own internal salvation… We awaken to the possibility that maybe we had the answers all along… Perhaps there is some key buried deep inside ourselves.

As a child, we should have received a message that said: “the entire world will try to distract you from the key inside of yourself. Instead of listening to those voices, your entire life’s purpose is finding that key. It is deep inside your subconscious… It is in the part of your body that you might call a ‘soul’. Uncovering this secret and sharing it with the world is the purpose of your life… This is your destiny, young one!”

Instead of that message, we receive the opposite.

We hear over and over that a world of anxiety and danger is normal…

We learn from the “experience” of our elders that it is normal to wake up earlier than you’d like, go to a job you don’t enjoy, work longer than you want, come home late and tired to a family, go to sleep earlier than you want, and “enjoy” a life of mediocrity.

We learn that fun is reserved for the “weekends”…

We learn that traffic is normal.

We learn that having people in authority over us is normal.

We learn that if we work real hard, we will do well.

We see examples of this being true in our life.

So what we we do? We believe it to be true.

We believe in this world of anxiety and concern.

We believe in the dangerous world. Instead of sticking with our childlike impulses about the world, we believe our parents when they warn about the dangers of the world. We believe our teachers when they tell us what we should know to succeed in life. We believe our pastors when they fill us in on the dangerous afterlife… After all, it isn’t too “far out” a story to believe given our preposterous amount of evidence for the dangerous world.

Again, we are genetically hardwired to believe in a dangerous world. It is in our very recent collective unconscious.

Here’s the fortunate truth about the dangerous world: It does not actually exist.

The dinosaurs are dead.

The sabertooth tigers too.

The “enemy tribe” coming to kill us is now (for the most part) a competitor in the marketplace.

Intimidating? Yes perhaps… Going to kill you and your family? Definitely not.

Examining the history of the past few decades, we find that most of the enemies facing our world are ones that we create ourselves… Terrorist cells that spring up of dissolved nation states which were brought about by military coups we helped orchestrate due to Cold War dealings created by some under-the-table deals that had to be done because of some outcome of countries splintering from the end of WW2 which resulted from unfair outcomes of WW1 which were created by XYZ… etc. etc…. It goes on and on and on…

Believing In Yourself

What does this all have to do with believing in yourself?

Oftentimes, we create our beliefs about ourselves to explain our world.

When the world is presented as a dangerous place, we assume that we are subject to our environment.

If our parents, teachers, and pastors are telling us that we have to be careful, pay attention, say our prayers, and avoid trouble if we want to survive in the dangerous world, we assume that it is because we are inherently unable to control our environments.

We have to look both ways before crossing the road because there are cars coming… Cars that are outside of our control.

 

 

Vagus Nerve System Stimulation 101

Vagus Nerve System

What is the Vagus Nerve System and why is it so important? What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and what does it do? How do we active our Vagus Nerve?

These are questions appearing more often in the collective conversation…

The Vagus Nerve System is the longest nerve in our body. It is the part of the central nervous system responsible for connecting all of our organs together. Similar to a tree trunk, the Vagus Nerve System wraps around organs and builds a complex root structure that connects the entire body together physiologically. Our emotions and visceral feelings are processed by the Vagus Nerve and these connective structures feed our brains with information.

The Vagus Nerve system is important to understand for people on the autism spectrum.

As an individual on the spectrum, I began learning all about the vagus nerve system roughly two years ago. At the time, I was suffering from almost daily panic attacks. When I understand how the autism spectrum works, I began to realize how I was allowing my self to enter into a “fight or flight” mode that kept me in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead of staying in that place, I dedicated myself to understanding the autism spectrum. At the time, this meant wrapping my head around the vagus nerve system and how it was affecting my body.

Here’s what I learned in my own life:

The Vagus Nerve system is what connects all of the pathways in our body together in order to process our emotions.

Emotions are processed in different parts of the body, depending on the particular emotion.

For example, anxiety is usually felt inside a person’s stomach. Normally, if a person’s Vagus Nerve is healthy, the anxiety will be interpreted and felt by the brain. Why does this happen? Because the Vagus Nerve connected the neurotransmitters in the stomach up to the neurotransmitters inside of your brain. Through this connective pathway, the human mind is able to experience and interpret our complex emotions.

For a person like me on the autism spectrum, our Vagus Nerve can be damaged.

What does a damaged Vagus Nerve do to a person? What are the symptoms?

All of this and more on this show with Sterling Cooper! In addition to the vagus nerve, we also get into discussing the law of attraction, the evolution of human consciousness, and the importance of frequency. It is an essential part of the human experience to have an optimized vagal nerve system…

As we progress in our understanding of science and human behavior, we are waking up to the realization that the Vagus Nerve system is extremely important. Instead of neglecting our nervous system as we have done in the past, it is paramount that we take a stand for real health and understand how to really take care of our bodies. By doing so, we will expand the species into a brighter future that revolves around ideal self-care from a place of self-love and healing.

Damaged Vagus Nerve System

Could your Vagus Nerve be damaged?

If you are someone diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, there is a likelihood your may have an underdeveloped Vagus Nerve. How can you tell? If you are experiencing a state of overwhelm as caused by your immediate environments or internal state, then it is possible you may have an underdeveloped or damaged Vagus Nerve.

Vagus Nerve damage can result in emotional overwhelm. In a sense, your entire body becomes overwhelmed and unable to process physiological functions. Instead of processing emotions in a way thats healthy and natural, the body is unable to process what is happening. This can result in inflammation, extreme anxiety, panic attacks, and a variety of other terrible physiological outcomes that happen as a result of our bodies shutting down.

How Do We Active The Vagus Nerve?

To maintain a healthy Vagus Nerve, we need to stimulate the system!

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is how we keep everything moving smoothly.

To ensure a healthy system, there’s a few things we can do to make sure everything is activated:

  1. Meditation.
  2. Breath-work.
  3. Exercise.
  4. Healthy Diet.
  5. Sound Healing.

Taking control of our health and ensuring an optimized nervous system is an important component of human optimization. As our species continues to evolve and advance into the future, we step into greater awareness about the interconnectivity of our bodies with our environments. When the nervous system is out of whack with the rest of our bodies, we are not able to process the emotions and sounds of our environments. Being in this situation puts us into a state of shock and overwhelm that can leave a human crippled by their world.

 

How To Believe In Yourself

How To Believe In Yourself

Here’s something society doesn’t teach: how to believe in yourself.

Learning how to believe in yourself is one of the most important parts of life. Unfortunately, we don’t even get a definition of what it means to believe in yourself.

There is no course in high school or college that teaches us how to believe in ourselves. In fact, quite the opposite…

School and society is setup in a way that it becomes difficult to learn how to believe in yourself. At school, we are taught to listen to the teachers, stand in line, color in the lines, and abandon our childlike sense of creativity. Meanwhile, fundamentalist religions are teaching us that we are full of “original sin” and inherently wrong.

That’s the message of both school and church: you come into this world “wrong”.

You need guidance. You don’t have the answers. You need to listen to the adults. You have to listen to the pastor or you’ll go to hell. You have to listen to the teacher or you’ll fail your class and get in trouble.

That’s why these messages need to begin changing…

We need to teach people how to believe in themselves. We have to teach self esteem and help individuals experience personal growth and personal development without feeling like they are failures. Instead of teaching kids to ignore that little voice in their heads, we need to teach them how to believe in themselves.

Believing in yourself means listening to that little voice in the back of your head… That little voice with all the crazy ideas.

Listening to that intuition… Listening to your “gut instincts”.

THAT is what it means to “believe in yourself”.

Believe in that little voice.

Believe in your feelings.

Believe in what feels right for you.

That is your birthright.

The world NEEDS that voice. Your voice is what is missing from the collective conversation.

Instead of teaching kids how to listen to authority, we need to teach them how to listen to that voice… How to act from a place of courage, creativity, and inspiration instead of a place of fear and waiting for guidance.

When we teach our kids to ignore their own little voice, we teach them how to fail at contributing to society. We breed a society that is not able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems. Instead of wondering why the world seems to be “falling apart” in 2019, let’s focus on teaching more folks how to believe in themselves.

Believe in that little voice with all the crazy ideas.

Follow that voice to the ends of the earth. That is how you will fully know yourself. That is when you will have the fullest experience of this world that your soul is craving to have.

We come to this world to express and experience something deep within our soul.

When we fail to listen to that little voice, we fail to experience what our souls are begging to do.

Until we learn how to believe in ourselves and follow that voice without fear, we will repeat patterns that will help us get it right.

So listen to that little voice!

Write that book.

Start that podcast.

Talk to that person at the bar.

Take that risk.

The world needs you to make this happen.

Believing In Yourself And The Law Of Attraction

The Law of Attraction works when you believe in yourself.

As you go down the rabbit hole of learning about the law of attraction, you’ll see that the power of belief is essential to begin creating the life you want to experience. Before you can learn how to create the world that your soul wants to experience, it is paramount that you trust yourself. The power of the law of attraction lies in unlocking your intuitive gifts and trusting yourself. If you struggle to trust yourself and feel that you have the answers inside of yourself, it becomes impossible to really manifest and create the world you want to experience. The world you seek to manifest is on the other side of overcoming fear and learning how to believe in yourself.

That little voice in the back of your head? This is your connection with whatever divine forces are at work in our world.

It is your “psychic power”…

Your “divine spark”.

Through connecting with this voice, you are able to create and manifest the world of your dreams. Why? Because you are adding your unique contribution to the world! Instead of chasing after someone else’s plans for your success, you follow your own arrow. Right now, what is missing from the worldwide “conversation” is YOUR voice and YOUR ideas. By tapping into this internal power, you are able to contribute your own unique message and gift to the collective whole.

In fact, this is why it is so insidious that our world teaches us to ignore that inner voice…

By doing so, we rob the collective consciousness of what YOU can uniquely add.

When we teach kids to stay in line, get a 9-5 job, and listen to the authorities, we stifle their ability to make a unique contribution. In 2019, we have plenty of social problems that could be solved by empowering young entrepreneurial minds to develop creative solutions. However, at the moment, our school systems are teaching kids to continue down the same roads that we have gone down for generations. This cycle will only end when we begin to realize that is happening and we make a proactive change towards a more beautiful world.

We have to start teaching our kids how to believe in themselves.

How does this happen?

YOU and ME start believing in ourselves.

We have to be the change we want to see in the world…

Instead of waiting for the governments of the world to make this change on our behalf, we have to step up to the plate and carry the ring to Mordor.

We have to take a proactive step towards empowerment. We must teach our kids personal sovereignty. We have to start with ourselves, our families, and our closest friends. This can create a ripple effect of belief that spans across the globe and into the stars. This is how we move our species forward.

Let’s make it happen my friends!

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