By Stephen Linsteadt

The goal of life is to make our heartbeat match
the beat of the universe, to match our nature with Nature.
~ Joseph Campbell

As children, we may have experienced being in harmony with Nature, our innate creative rhythm, and with the heartbeat of those around us. In this state, we are joyful, playful, creative, and an inspiration to others. We are free and happy because we know our parents are taking care of us and we are protected from harm. But life tends to get in the way of our joy and our experiences teach us that not all is safe in the world. We grow up with the voices of admonition from our parents, teachers, and later friends who have become parrots in a world that values what we produce more than what we create; what we think more than what we feel. As a consequence, we think it is normal to ‘grow out of’ our childish connection to Nature, where we ran carefree. Instead, we adopt the ‘normal’ thinking tendency of judging and criticizing ourselves based on self-imposed standards. We lose our connection to trust and feel vulnerable to all that can go wrong. We adopt those behavioral patterns that appear to be the path of least resistance in terms of how others view us and accept us, which also contributes to the pattern of our sense of self-worth.


Our behavioral patterns are the personality masks we wear in an effort to fit in. We put on different masks to fit any occasion. In doing so, we can lose sight of our authentic personality; the personality that is us when we take off all our masks. This can turn into a Russian nesting doll exercise as we peel off endless personalities, one after another. Eventually, we reach a layer of personalities that we keep hidden, sometimes even from ourselves. This becomes problematic because we can’t remove masks from personalities that are buried so deep in our subconscious that we aren’t aware they exist.


The church father Origen said we have more personalities within us than herds of cattle, herds of sheep and goats.(1) Jung echoed this sentiment when he said our “psyche is far from being a homogeneous unit—on the contrary, it is a boiling cauldron of contradictory impulses, inhibitions, and affects.”(2) This is why, as G. I. Gurdjieff explained, we have so much trouble sticking to a diet. One of our personality masks thinks it is a good idea to lose some weight, but by the next day we have already gone off our diet. The reason, he says, is clear: we didn’t have a consensus of going on a diet from the other 999 personalities within us. This example shows that who we are is not necessarily a homogeneous and self-directing unit.


Gurdjieff attempted to reconcile our inner contradictions with the view that who we are consists of two parts: essence and personality.(3) Essence represents our authentic Self: who we are at the level of unified Self when we have reached the bottom of the Russian nesting dolls. Our personality is what Gurdjieff describes as not really belonging to us because it has been acquired from ancestral memories, the environment, and through parental and societal conditioning. As a result, our essence becomes negatively polarized into personality consciousness and crystallizes into a self-made construct of personal identity; one that is separate from others, from Nature, the planet, the Universe, and beyond. This ‘ideal’ self-image is the personality we post about on Facebook and await anxiously for our virtual friends to give us thumbs ups and acknowledging comments. We forget that everyone else on Facebook is also hungry for acknowledgment. We are so busy trying to please everyone that we become a walking contradiction. This is a state of great distortion where our actions may infringe upon the free will of others or be without regard for the health of the planet. Consequently, we may lose a sense of our authentic self and may suffer from a lack of direction and purpose as we fall into the delusion that everyone else’s life is better, happier, and more valuable than our own.

The good news is that a sense of disconnection from meaning and purpose can be a catalyst for putting us on a journey towards re-connecting to our true Self (essence). The impetuous for change is often an external motivation, something that creates enough pain and discomfort that we are compelled to step out of our comfort zone: our place of habituated behavioral patterns.


Jung felt that these external motivators were connected to the collective unconscious; a matrix of higher mind or an extended mind. We can call this Universal Intelligence or heart-consciousness, since the heart beats in synch with the rhythm of the Universe. Therefore, the heart must know (feel) what Universe knows.

The connection between heart and Universe is better understood when we consider that our heart beats 72 times per minute on average or 4,320 times per hour. It beats 8,640 times in two hours, which is a factor of the 86,400 seconds in a day. Right away, we get the feeling that the heart is connected to time. The heart is also connected to an even larger scale of time. Every 72 years, from our perspective, the fixed stars move by one-degree in a parade of the constellations known as the Precession of the Equinoxes. It takes 25,920 years for the constellations to complete a full circle (72 x 360) also referred to as the Great Year. When we multiply the Great Year (25,920 years) by a factor of the heart (7.2) we arrive at the speed of light (99.82%).(4) The speed of light squared is the fundamental definition of energy according to Einstein. The heart, therefore, is rhythmically connected to both time and space or ‘spacetime.’(5) This gives us a better sense of how the heart knows what spacetime knows. The heart’s connection to spacetime and beyond is one way to explain how people know a friend is about to call before the phone rings.

The heart’s knowing has come under scientific scrutiny. Experiments by Dean Radin, for example, demonstrate the heart’s ability to ‘know’ and cause physiological changes ‘before’ a significant event occurs.(6) This is similar to animals taking protective measures ‘before’ an earthquake or a tsunami arrives.

If the heart knows an important event is about to happen before it actually happens then our concept of time and space must be reconsidered. It suggests that we live in a holographic universe as physicist David Bohm suggested. It also puts the heart at the center of ‘knowing’ and being connected to an intelligence that lies outside our brain, perhaps in the field of essence.

The realization of our true essence happens when our personality becomes passive and essence becomes active. It requires a loosening of our grip on what we believe about ourselves: our ego-identity that is tangled up with other’s expectations. Untangling our essence from our personality requires conscious awareness of our conditioned behavior. This is not a simple task as most of our conditioned responses are both habituated and subconscious. Since heart-consciousness is connected to our essence, it can help bring our subconscious patterns to light, thereby helping us integrate and transform them.

Mostly, our latent personalities want to be heard and understood. They are largely the personalities that arise in response to events where an emotion is not fully acknowledged or contradictory impulses are not fully integrated within our conscious and unconscious minds. Unfortunately, because of the unconscious aspect of our personalities, reintegration does not occur by thinking about it logically. It requires a process over time. It is a process that is more like a journey, where the unconscious aspects of ourselves work behind the scenes to create external events that shake our foundation enough to make us question ourselves and our behavior.

The motivators of change work together in a mysterious yet intelligent archetypal fashion. It is as if that part of us that seeks change elicits an energetic pattern that works dynamically in a triangular pattern. The first manifestation of this triad is the “Issue” or the ‘thing’ that is causing us upset or discomfort. The part of us that is experiencing the “Issue” is the personality aspect that was targeted to undergo transformation. The second component is the “Obstacle,” which allows the contradictory personalities that were stirred up in the Issue to interact. The third aspect is the “Action” necessary to bring about transformation (change and growth).

Archetypes work together in threes
(The Triad Dynamism of Archetypes)

The mediator between the three dynamics is the heart. If we tap into heart-consciousness we can allow our innate knowing to guide us through the labyrinth of our mind’s contradictory impulses. The heart is available to help us identify cognitively the limiting belief or negative behavior pattern we have habituated. The heart can also guide us to the right action and the new behavioral pattern we need to adopt in order to bring about the change we desire.

How to ask the heart for guidance is easier than we may think. The process of Scalar Heart Connection utilizes synchronicity and consequently is similar in that aspect to the I-Ching. The difference is in how Scalar Heart Connection utilizes number as a matrix of informative statements that identify the specifics of the triad dynamisms. This is accomplished when we tap into trusting our heart and asking our heart to show us a number related to the information we need related to the Issue at hand. The heart will guide us through the Obstacle as well as the Action we need to take to modify the resonance pattern into one that is entirely integrated and connected with what our heart truly desires.

When we connect to heart-consciousness we tap into the wellspring of love. When the spirit of love flows through us unimpeded by repressed emotions and negative thinking, we become a channel for spirit to manifest in the world. As a channel for the spirit of love, what we create and who we are becomes a monument to spirit, standing as a metaphor to what is true and whole within our authentic Self (essence).

On November 8-9, Stephen Linsteadt will conduct a workshop hosted by Natural Healing House in La Quinta, CA, where he will teach the process of Scalar Heart Connection and demonstrate how we can be guided by our heart to shift old and limiting beliefs into positive resonances and thereby align ourselves with what is positive, joyful, and life-enhancing. Come join us! (

Stephen Linsteadt, NHD, CNC – has a doctoral degree in natural health and studied bioresonance in Germany based on the principles of Oriental Medicine. He is the author of Scalar Heart Connection, The Heart of Health: the Principles of Physical Health and Vitality, and Quantum Healing Codes. He has lectured extensively on the subject of the mind-body connection as well as created and conducted workshops in the area of physical health and emotional wellbeing. He is the founder of Scalar Heart Connection® which evolved from his understanding of the geometry behind the Quantum Healing Codes.

[1] von Franz, Psyche & Matter, (Shambhala, 1992) p. 151. See Origen commentary on Leviticus 52.

[2] Jung, C.G., Paper on Mother Archetype and Mother Complex.

[3] Gurdjieff, In Search of Being, (Shambhala, 2012), p. 39

[4] The speed of light may in fact be faster than what science has agreed upon since there is no such thing as a perfect vacuum as there is no way to eliminate neutrinos and dark energy/dark matter from inside the ‘vacuum.’ Therefore, the actual speed of light is unknown and most likely faster.

[5] Spacetime is a mathematical model that combines space and time into a single interwoven continuum or a manifold called Minkowski space. The spacetime interval between two events in Minkowski space is either space-like, light-like or time-like.

[6] Radin, D., Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, (Paraview Pocket Books 2006), p 166

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Full Moon in Sagittarius, 9th June. Set your sights high and aim for the Moon!

By Vivienne Micallef-Browne

Set your sights high and aim for the Moon!

Full Moon in Sagittarius, 9th June at 18 degrees.

This Full Moon in Sagittarius brings the promise of a new chapter and exciting new adventures on the horizon!

Sagittarius, the adventurer, inspired by breadth of vision, aims his bow high.

It’s time to reach your highest potential and set your goals and visions high.The fire sign of Sagittarius blazes a courage trail towards the unknown and illuminates his path ahead through inspiration.

Aim for the moon, if you miss you may hit a star

The Sun in Gemini in opposition, shines his brilliant light onto the Moon in Sagittarius, lighting up our highest ideals with enthusiasm and joy, no longer prepared to settle for a false concept of truth.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius is exceptionally potent as the ruler of Sagittarius, the planet Jupiter, stations direct on the same day and is therefore at its most powerful. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and the most beneficial planet of all. Jupiter expands everything he touches and bestows us with more fortune, happiness, joy and optimism. Jupiter rules over fun, generosity, teaching, knowledge, philosophy and spiritual seeking. Sagittarius is the sign of great sages, wise-men and women and spiritual teachers. Open-minded and seekers of wisdom and truth.

Saturn who represents the wise old soul, is conjoined to the Full Moon, helping us to access our inner wisdom and to discern our truth, which is the very basis, for making wise decisions that we may find ourselves confronted with, as the Sun in Gemini offers us many options. The influence of Saturn, urges us to take responsibly for creating a better future and to make conscious decisions based on sound judgement and wisdom instead of dogmatic opinions and delusions.

Saturn makes a wonderful grand trine to Uranus and the North Node of fate until October. Uranus is the awakener and the North Node our destiny. We are destined to awaken to a higher consciousness, that is triggered by this Full Moon. The more awake we are, the more we recognise and embrace the Truth.

The Sun and Mercury in the intellectual sign of Gemini gather`s information from many diverse sources, which the polar sign of Sagittarius integrates into deeper knowledge and wisdom. The most important knowledge and wisdom of all, is the knowledge of self.

Reclaim your power by getting centered and realigned with your Wisdom Self/Soul.

“Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people’s opinions who don’t know themselves.”- Osho

Only when we have accepted ourselves through self-love and knowledge, can we then communicate our truths to others.

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.” ― C.G. Jung

Be your own hero! Saturn reminds us to rely on ourselves, first of all, to make things happen. To take responsibility for our dreams and turn them into reality. Helping us to get highly motivated and determined, with staying power for the long haul.

With Neptune square the Sun and the Moon, we need to be aware of some choosing to manipulate through deception and delusion. However, Saturn can make this a time of reckoning for our past actions, while Jupiter in Libra is balancing the scales of justice. We need to question the true motivations and honesty of any information being presented to us. We are no longer prepared to accept things at face value. We need to stay aware and determine what our inner truths are at every step of the way.

Sagittarius is all about expanding our horizons through travel, new experiences, creativity, higher learning and spirituality.

We can feel the urge to be more sociable, have fun, meet new people and to experience different cultures, traveling to new countries or new places that can help to stretch our horizons, inspire and motivate us.

Sagittarius is the seeker of truth and freedom lover, who needs to stretch his bow and aim his arrow high onto a new goal that is just out of his reach, yet within his sights.
It’s what he needs to feel truly alive.

You may find that you need a new goal or challenge in your life, to inspire and expand your talents and creativity, as well as expanding and seeking more fun and joy in love.
We have the self-confidence now, to rise to any challenges in life and love.

Sagittarius has a great sense of humor and can be the life and soul of the party.

They can seem larger than life as their ruling planet Jupiter has a tendency to expand their personality traits, including going to excess at times. It’s their way of testing and expanding their own limitations.

So there could be a tendency to go over the top as Venus now in the pleasure seeking sign of Taurus, loves to indulge her pleasures and senses. We will find now, and over the next few weeks, we are calmer and more grounded than in recent times as Venus in Aries had an unusual long stay in Aries since 3rd February to the 6th of June due to her retrograde phase, has been an exciting but at times a wild and erratic ride.

Venus in Taurus until the 4th of Juli, together with Jupiter and her later meet up with Pluto, ensures we will find support for our ventures and a wealth of hidden resources, with the potential to attract good luck and promising opportunities to expand our projects, gaining more power and influence.
Saturn, Venus in Taurus and now Mars in cancer, will help us to focus more easily, on our goals with a much more calmer and patient approach.The earthiness of this sign gives the grounded vision necessary to turn dreams into reality. The recent weeks, while Venus was in Aries and Mars in Gemini, have been at times, fast-paced, exhilarating and full of surprises and we may have felt as if we have lost our direction and grounding.

Saturn calls upon us to take a more realistic look, to make a better judgement call on the priorities, It calls upon us to get more ambitious, to take better, more deliberate aim, and to accomplish something of true and lasting significance.

Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is optimistic and knows no boundaries or limits, making us feel anything is possible now in love. Jupiter now direct in his last four-month phase of his twelve-month stay in Libra, the sign of relationships, is eager to fulfil his promise of working magic in love. Many have already made a deeper commitment or will have brought their relationship to the next level. For some still looking they may well still find “the one” by October. Jupiter in the sign of Libra since last September has been bringing many karmic lovers together. Others have discovered the pleasures of being happily single as Jupiter has improved our feelings of self- love.

Jupiter in Libra is working particularly strongly now, to right all the wrongs, in the Libra and Sagittarius themes of justice and fairness. In particular, on a political level, exposing the manipulation, delusion and untruths.

It’s time now, to no longer hold back and live life to the fullest!

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

We no longer have time for small, mindedness, drama, untruths, or being defined by other`s expectations and opinions.

Pushing the limits is easier now, and you can extend your influence much farther than ever before. When you know your destination, we can demonstrate an unwavering determination to arrive there.
No matter what the difficulties, we can overcome whatever is in our path, trusting in what is positive regardless of conditions. This period can reawaken your faith in the best that life and you have to offer.

"You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making”.” – Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

Uranus in a flowing trine to the Moon and Sextile the Sun, is giving us an out of the box thinking mode enabling us to see everything from a new clear perspective. Helping us to find new solutions to old ways of thinking

The Sagittarius full moon will be making us feel optimistic, self-confident and adventurous.Sagittarius loves to spread joy, laughter and good vibes.

Traveling, meeting new people, expanding our horizons, moving out of our comfort zone, higher learning, spirituality and creativity are all being supported by the universe right now, taking us to where we are meant to be.

“Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” -John Lennon

By living by our truth, we will find freedom and liberation

© All rights reserved, Vivienne Micallef-Browne

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New Study Reveals Medical Cannabis Users Consume Less Opioids, Antidepressants and Alcohol

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology reports that patients suffering from chronic medical conditions used less opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other substances after using medical cannabis to treat their symptoms.

“So what we found is that after starting medical marijuana that many of the patients that were previously using opioids reduced the use of those agents,” said Brian J. Piper, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and lead researcher for the study.

“So over three-quarters of the medical marijuana patients who were using opioids decreased the use of those agents.”

The numbers make a pretty strong case in favor of medical cannabis. The final results from the study show a 76.7% drop in regular opioid use, a 37.6% drop in antidepressant use, and a 42% drop in alcohol use. They also discovered that almost 72% of patients took less anti-anxiety medications, 67% of them used less migraine medications, and 65% of them used sleep aids less after beginning a medical marijuana treatment regimen.

Chronic pain, however, is by and large the main reason people seek out medical grade marijuana in the first place.

“Over two-thirds (70.4%) of patients in Maine and Rhode Island listed intractable or chronic pain followed by post-traumatic stress disorder (25.5%), severe muscle spasms (12.2%), or nausea (10.6%) as their qualifying condition,” reads an excerpt from the study.

Additionally, subjects of the study reported that medical marijuana provided the most effective treatment for pain following incidents of trauma. On a scale from 0 to 100% (100 percent indicating “complete relief”), subjects were asked to rate the effectiveness of medical marijuana in treating the conditions listed below and this is what they found:

  • 77.9% relief in the treatment of pain following trauma
  • 77.5% relief in the treatment of menstrual pain
  • 73% relief in the treatment of neck and back pain
  • 72.3% relief in the treatment of neuropathic pain
  • 75.8% relief in the treatment of cancer pain
  • 72% relief in the treatment of post-surgery pain

At the moment, only eight states in the United States have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. Thankfully, 28 states across the country have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Yet, the substance is still classified by the government as a Schedule I drug, sitting next to heroin in its description of having "no medical value."

Do you think it makes sense that cannabis and heroin are in the same category of substances? Maybe it's time to reevaluate the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis and its effectiveness in treating some of the most common chronic conditions that exist among the population today.

h/t Saludmovil

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Coincidence Vs. Synchronicity - Signs You Should Do Your Best Not to Ignore

Sometimes things happen in life and our first reaction is to think “Wow, how lucky was that?” Seemingly small events that many of us consider merely coincidental are actually synchronicities at play.

For example, a few nights ago I thought to call a good friend of mine that I hadn’t spoken to in a while. Oddly enough, he was calling me at the sametime! We hadn’t seen each other for years, and yet, here we both were, trying to reach out for one another.

Synchronicity is a reflection of one’s interconnectedness with the rest of the world. People who are highly interconnected will experience these subtle moments where things just seem to perfectly align. This is because on the spiritual plane, everything is connected somehow.

So, next time something perfect happens to you--whether it’s a newly opened parking space or a random, incredible job offer--recognize that it is because of your interconnectedness, and not merely coincidence.

Signs of synchronicity that often get written off
Now that you’re aware of synchronicities, you’re going to start recognizing them more often. Here is a brief list of signs of synchronicity that you should pay attention to.

1. Looking at the clock only to see a pattern of numbers. For example, 11:11, 12:34, 12:12, 22:22. While any particular set of numbers will only last for 60 seconds at most, somehow you glanced up exactly when it was set on this brief period of time. This type of synchronicity is believed to be representative of purpose.

2. You’re whistling or humming a certain song and then the song suddenly comes on the radio or television.

3. You’ve been contemplating big decisions or questions in your life for a while, when you realize that the world is trying to give you hints about what choice you should ultimately make. The universe knows what is right for you, and it’s trying to communicate this through synchronicity.

4. You randomly meet certain people who somehow have the best advice or information regarding the problems you are currently trying to solve. You probably didn’t even have to mention exactly what is wrong, yet this person you just met seems to have the answers you are looking for.

5. A friend or loved one gifts you an item that you’ve been thinking about getting for yourself, even though you never spoke a word of it to anyone.

These are all signs of synchronicity, and synchronicity is a sign that you’re on the right track, so embrace it!

h/t Mystical rave

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What Is Your Biggest Fear in Life? According to Your Zodiac Sign

Turning to the stars to learn more about who you are and what life has in store for you is a ritual that has been done for centuries. The zodiac is chock-full of insight and wisdom, making it a good place to start when trying to find yourself.

Here’s what the zodiac has to say about your biggest fears in life, according to your sign!

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Although fiery and somewhat fleeting at times, Aries absolutely cherish their close relationships. Your biggest fear is having these close relationships end. But, because you so fear that your relationships will end, you become much more thoughtful, caring and loving towards these people.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

As a sign that values stability very highly, the Taurus does not like the unknown. They feel most comfortable when it’s smooth sailing, and things go exactly as expected. Turbulence causes the Taurus to overthink, ultimately causing anxiety.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini have a strong inclination towards perfection. They want things to be done and done right. Failure is by far the biggest fear that Gemini have, so they make up for this with a solid work ethic and organized goals. Unfortunately, this can also lead to them feeling as though they never do enough.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are sweethearts who want nothing more than to be included in life. They hate feeling vulnerable and their worst nightmare is being rejected by their friends, family and loved ones.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Always one for the spotlight, Leos enjoy receiving praise when they go above and beyond. And while they are good at exceeding expectations, their biggest fear is not being recognized for it. They work hard and do well, so it stings when no one pays attention to them.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are known for their organizational skills and strong need for independence, which means their biggest fear is that they’ll one day become dependent on someone else. They never want to find themselves dating someone who is unorganized and unmotivated.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras tend to have strong empathic traits, meaning they enjoy caring for and nurturing others. Their biggest fear is that they will somehow hurt the people closest to them, even though this is highly unlikely.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios can be a mess of emotions at times, even though they like to portray the image that they are completely invincible. It is emotional pain that scares the Scorpio the most. Being betrayed is the probably the most painful thing a Scorpio can experience, which is why they often choose to build their emotional walls high.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The free-spirited Sagittarius is deathly afraid of being tied down in any way. They need the freedom and space to be spontaneous, to make mistakes, and to live life the way they want to live it. Which is why they tend to find partners and jobs that are like-minded.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

Capricorns have big dreams and put forth a determined effort to turn those dreams into reality. Their biggest fear is that all of their hard work and effort will be rejected, belittled or dismissed by their peers.

Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)

A natural protector, the Aquarius enjoys being strong, for themselves and others. They enjoy being the cool-headed, dependable, pillar of strength that others can lean on in times of need. This leads to their biggest fear being that they won’t be able to find their strength or courage when they need it most.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Rejection and abandonment inspire the utmost fear in a Pisces. They cherish all of their relationships greatly, so even thinking about being shut out is enough to rattle them to the core. Though there’s not much that phases a Pisces, being cast out by friends and loved ones will do the trick.

h/t Urbo

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