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By Ross Pittman, ConsciousLifeNews

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”- George Santayana

Past presidents of the United States and other high profile political leaders have repeatedly issued warnings over the last 214 years that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”

According to a half-dozen of our former presidents, one vice-president,  and a myriad of other high profile political leaders, an invisible government that is “incredibly evil in intent” has been in control of the U.S. government “ever since the days of Andrew Jackson” (since at least 1836).  They “virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties… It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”

As a result, “we have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.”

The sources for the above quotes (and more) are listed below. All of the quotes listed in this article have been verified as authentic and have associated links to the source materials.  Also included below are statements made by David Rockefeller, Sr, former director of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Federal Reserve Chairman’s Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke that appear to confirm some of the warnings.

Warnings About the Invisible Government Running the U.S.

The warnings listed below, which appear in chronological order, began with our first president – George Washington.  The last president to speak out was JFK, who was assassinated.    Read what they and other political leaders have said about the invisible government.

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may… actually had a seperation [sic] of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” – George Washington,  1st President of the United States (1789–1797), from a letter that Washington wrote on October 24, 1798, which can be found in the Library of Congress.  For an analysis of Washington’s warning, see the article “Library of Congress: George Washington Warns of Illuminati

“I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809) and principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), in a letter written to John Taylor on May 28, 1816

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.” – John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836

Note that it appears that Washington’s and Jefferson’s concerns regarding bankers and separation of the people from the government was realized by 1836.  This fact was confirmed in a letter written by FDR in 1933 (see below) in which he wrote that “a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.”  Jackson was the seventh president of the United States (1829-1937).  Calhoun served as Jackson’s vice-president from 1829-1932.

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the peopleTo destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography, 1913 (Appendix B)

A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men[W]e have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized worldno longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something.  They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, The New Freedom, 1913

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation… The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, … and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.”  - New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, New York Times, March 26, 1922

“Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt…Mr. Chairman, when the Federal Reserve act was passed, the people of the United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here… and that this country was to supply financial power to an international superstate — a superstate controlled by international bankers and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure.” – Congressman Louis T. McFadden, from a speech delivered to the House of Representatives on June 10, 1932

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945), in a letter to Colonel Edward M House dated November 21, 1933, as quoted in F.D.R.: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945.

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our GovernmentThis ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.” – Senator William Jenner, 1954 speech

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”  —J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine, 1956

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” — John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, from a speech delivered to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961 and known as the “Secret Society” speech.  Listen to Kennedy’s speech.

The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world.  Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, November 1975, from the introduction to a book titled The Rockefeller File.

There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” – Daniel K. Inouye, US Senator from Hawaii, testimony at the Iran Contra Hearings, 1986

The Federal Reserve

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves…” – John C. Calhoun

… owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“… one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank.“  – Louis T. McFadden

In an interview with Jim Lehrer that was aired on PBS’ News Hour on September 18, 2007 that you can watch on YouTube, formal Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, essentially, that the Federal Reserve was above the law and that no agency of government can overrule their actions:

Jim Lehrer: “What is the proper relationship, what should be the proper relationship between a chairman of the Fed and a president of the United States?”

Alan Greenspan: “Well, first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, and that means, basically, that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or the Congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.

The fact that the Fed is above the law was demonstrated by current Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, during his appearance before Congress on March 4, 2009 (as shown in this video). Senator Bernie Sanders asked Bernanke about $2.2 trillion in American tax dollars that was lent out by Federal Reserve.  Bernanke refused to provide an answer:

Senator Sanders: “Will you tell the American people to whom you lent $2.2 trillion of their dollars?… Can you tell us who they are?”

Bernanke: “No”

David Rockefeller and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state…” – William Jenner

The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world.” – Larry P. McDonald

In 1921 the stockholders of the Federal Reserve financed an organiz....  A full discussion on the CFR is beyond the scope of this article.  Suffice it to say that the CFR likely plays a prominent role in the invisible government that we have been warned about.   The CFR is alleged to be the arm of the Ruling Elite in the United .... Most influential politicians, academics and media personalities are members. The CFR uses its influence to push their New World Order agenda on the American people.

David Rockefeller, Sr is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil.  Rockefeller began a lifelong association with the CFR when he joined as a director in 1949.  In Rockefeller’s 2002 autobiography “Memoirs” he wrote:

“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

James Warburg, son of CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] founder Paul Warburg, delivered blunt testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Commi...:

“We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”

Cognitive Dissonance

The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”  —J. Edgar Hoover

Because of a deep rooted beliefs that the U.S. government is “for the people” and the protector of the free world, many will reject the notion of an evil shadow government.  When our beliefs are challenged or when two beliefs are inconsistent, cognitive dissonance is created. It’s human nature to try to hold our beliefs in harmony with our world view and avoid disharmony (or dissonance).

For those of you who having difficulty believing the information presented in this article, I fully  understand.  For the first 57 years of my life, I would not have believed it.  Three years ago my world view changed. While on vacation in Mount Shasta, I came across a book titled “Global Conspiracy” that seemed strangely out of place in a metaphysical book store.  I had never heard of the author before – some guy named David Icke.  I scanned through the book and frankly didn’t believe 99% of what I read.  But, I saw one thing that caught my attention in that I knew that I could easily verify Icke’s assertion.  I did my own research and turned out what Icke had stated was true (at least in that one instance).  That led me down a rabbit hole and many, many hundreds of hours of independent research.

Keep an open mind, do your own research, and use discernment.   Beware that there is a ton of disinformation on the internet, much of which is intentionally placed to confuse the public.  At a CFR meeting on geoengineering (see the article “Millions Spent to Confuse Public About Geoengineering“),  M. Granger Morgan stated (it’s captured on video for you to see and hear for yourself):

First of all, of course, there is a lot of money getting spent to make sure that a very substantial portion of the public stays totally confused about this. And, I mean, it’s been really quite pernicious. But there’s been literally tens of millions of dollars spent on every little thing that comes along that might, you know, relate to some uncertainty.

What Can We Do?

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

In addition to doing your own research, please spread the word (feel free to share this article), and get involved.  The Thrive Solutions Hub is an excellent place to join with others who are taking positive action steps expose corruption and to create a world in which we can all thrive.  You can watch the full Thrive movie on YouTube here.

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(By Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri)

“A tree as great as man’s embrace springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.
People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;
Then there will be no failure.”
~ Lao Tsu. Tao Te Ching, #64.

There is a growing and now global awareness that the elites, who have been in charge around our planet, are going to be held accountable quite soon for the deliberate chaos they have created –from wars, to financial destruction, to geo-engineered poisons. These all have been covert operations. The list of massive injury and harm to all of us is very long. Now, thanks to many courageous people, the truth is being reported on alternate websites (including this one), and millions are awakening to what is really happening behind the scenes. With these positive changes, there is also a significant rise in our consciousness and individual inner efforts to understand life’s deeper meanings.

For years, I have written about our collective wish for peace, good health, and the cessation of the hidden poisons that surround our every move. We CAN imagine Gaia, our Mother Earth, as healthy! We use a trifling 10 percent of our brain functions. Surely, we can do far better than that.  We can imagine our planet, our entire web of life, and all individuals evolving “to a greater state of awareness and consciousness.”

This Saturday, May 5, at the exact time of the full moon– for our planet’s liberation, so we can go in the direction of harmony, good health, healing and peace. This will be our shared and unique opportunity to visualize and create a new future for all of us. Dr. Riane Eisler calls this a partnership society.(1) We can put out our combined, positive energies to the universe, for our common good, to create our new beginnings. Remember: together, drops of water create oceans; the collective energy of bees, gathering nectar for their hives, makes honey; and individual singers join together, for example, in Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” for harmony of the spheres:

This is a call for a “unified Global Meditation” for us, as free individuals, to create our new and healed planet. This is an opportunity for all of us to take back control of our lives and our countries. It will be done in peace with our hearts filled with positive healing energy, compassion, caring, kindness and love.

Wherever you are, please join in and help bring the harmony of the spheres to our lives. Here are the times for meditation on World Liberation Day:

9:00 am, IST, May 6th [India]
7:30 am, MSK, May 6th [Moscow]
6:30 am, EEST, May 6th [Bulgaria]
5:30 am, SAST, May 6th [South Africa]
7:30 pm, AKDT, May 5th [Alaska]
5:30 pm, HST, May 5th [Hawaii]
1:30 pm, AEST, May 6th [Sydney]
12:30 pm, JST, May 6th [Tokyo]
11:30 am, CST, May 6th [Beijing]
5:30 am, CEST, May 6th [Paris
4:30 am, BST, May 6th [London]
11:30 pm, EST, May 5th [New York]
10:30 pm, CDT, May 5th [Houston]
9:30 pm, MDT, May 5th [Denver]
8:30 pm, PDT, May 5th [Los Angeles]

Collectively, this unseen energy from our higher spiritual selves –truly an elevated state of shared consciousness of which we are capable– can and will make a powerful global statement of what we want to achieve and the future we can create. This is an extraordinary opportunity for us to join together for a common goal –across cultures, languages, time and physical boundaries! It will empower us! As my blessèd grandmother used to tell me: “It is better to reach for the stars, and get to the tree tops, than to reach for a bush and get there.” Together, we can reach for the stars, united in peace, love, and a new beginning for all of us. We have that combined potential!

“Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.
Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,
Help to make Earth happy, like the Heavens above.”


1. Dr. Riane Eisler is the author of numerous books, including “Tomorrow Children” and “The Real Wealth of Nations.”



Educator and environmental writer Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Uterine Crisis.” London’s “The Ecologist” calls this book “an inspiration.”

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Graduating Planet Earth

There was a man who worked all of his life, and had saved all of his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money. Just before he died, he said to his wife, “When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.” And so, he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died she would put all of the money in the casket with him.

Well, he died. At the funeral, he was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there in black and her friend was sitting next to her. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait just a minute!” She had a box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down, and they rolled it away.

So her friend said, “Girl, I know you weren’t foolish enough to put all that money in there with your husband.” The loyal wife replied, “Listen, I’m a Christian; I can’t go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.”  “ You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!!!!?”   “ I sure did,” said the wife. “I got it all together, put it into my account and wrote him a check. If he can cash it, he can spend it.”

This is obviously just a cute joke however; it has an eerie similarity to the issue of personal responsibility, ethics and integrity these days.

There are so many levels of integrity and ethics and we often cross those lines without noticing what I call the ethics of reverence.

For instance, we expect people who are not conscious to act in conscious ways without regard for the fact that they have neither the information, nor the life experience to do so. We simply expect they should bump up in understanding and actions to where we think we are.

We are angry when someone abandons us, even though we abandoned ourselves to be with that person in the first place, knowing they might abandon us.

Leaders want to be on pedestals, and yet, are aghast when their followers knock them off in order to be equal.

We are livid when others lie to us, yet we lie to ourselves about nearly everything and those who lie to us are simply reflecting that reality back to us.

We fight failure and unexpected challenges with the mistaken idea they have to do with our worth and lovability, while we miss the opportunities they present for graduating to higher learning.

We ignore the misuse of power when the one who has more of anything, takes from one who has less.

We give up and give in feeling like the victim, when in truth, it is we, who have stopped the process, and have taken control by doing so.

We act as if we have something to forgive another for when a potential partner has clearly told us who he or she is right from the beginning. Ah, but we who are almighty, convince ourself we are powerful enough to change him or her – and then when they ultimately leave us – stunned we miss how we set ourself up to be wounded. Why is it we don’t believe people when they tell us who they are?

Life is a fine balance, from moment to moment an opportunity to look deeper, slow down and express reverence for both the moment and the master teachers who are in it with us. Master teachers come to us in the form of those people you could use, someone who could use you when you ought to set a boundary and say no, someone you could selflessly help, someone you could sacrifice an ego need for, someone who seems smaller or lesser in any way. They come to us in the form of circumstances and opportunities to see the bigger picture, take the higher road and push our souls forward.

This planet is school of higher learning and each of us has a chance to throw our graduation cap up in the air and receive the highest degree in the universe. All it takes is a little reverence and two simple questions…”Who am I and what am I here for?”


© Dr Dina Evan, Phoenix AZ

Dr Dina Evan is a licensed psychotherapist and nationally recognized presenter and activist for human rights and spiritual consciousness. She works with individuals and couples in California and Arizona (602) 997-1200

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Manifestation – it’s on the minds and lips of most everyone today who studies, practices, and has committed to what we call “New Age Thought.”  The Secret, The Power of Now, and even classics such as Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking and Hill’s Think and Grow Rich have u-turned many back to the origins of the “you create your own reality” edict, all proclaiming that our thoughts indeed have power to create.  Be in the moment, visualize your dream reality and you can make it so.  All of these mantras do have validity, but there is one key ingredient; perhaps the single most influential conduit to consciously creating our reality – the heart.  But how and why is the heart of the human being – the magical rain maker, the instrument that has apparent non-local ability to pull “stuff” out of the ethers and into the 3D world?

First, it behooves us here to have a brief think about the law of attraction (LOA), whereby the proclamation of like attracts like is a fundamental tenet of the universe.  Another idiom – Energy goes where attention flows, and so on.  As Lisa Nichols explains in The Secret that if you open an envelope expecting to get a bill, chances are that is exactly what you’ll find.  Conversely, if you have an expectation (the thought) of receiving a check in the mail – voila, your thought will manifest that long awaited tax refund that was 3 months late.

The Real Secret is:  There is more to the story…

The Secret no doubt served as an important primer, indoctrinating millions into a new (or re-newed) way of contemplating their every thought and moved those toward a proactive routine of abundance creation using picture scrapbooking and visualizing images that can stir up the energy to attract that very object or scenario.

Thoughts are a powerful precursor to creating one’s reality, but if you look at instances in which thoughts, especially those which were redundant, created an outcome that seemed to correspond perfectly to the thought, what was behind it?  The feeling!

Let’s look at that.  Have you ever taken notice of the feeling that comes every time you think of something that you may be anticipating?  Something you are worrying about will bring a feeling of anxiety.  Something that you are looking forward to like a vacation will bring a feeling of excitement.  It’s a physical sensation that corresponds with the thought.  If it’s an authentic thought, you can’t escape the feeling.  Have you ever taken notice of how you feel when you receive news that may be shocking or unexpected?  Your heart will emit a physical vibration, whether it’s a pounding of fear or surprise or a fluttering when you’re around someone that you are attracted to.  How do you feel when you are in absolute gratitude about something that has been given to you that you’ve always wanted or when you are absorbed in sadness from a tear jerker on TV or the grief over a departed loved one?  The heart has a physical sensation that is associated with every emotion that we carry – and that may be the key to how and why realities manifest via the heart.

The Heart Has Intelligence

Most are familiar with the perennial wisdom of James Allen’s “As a Man Thinketh” which was borrowed from the biblical text that says “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  The intimation with this brief passage is that the heart apparently has some ability to think and have consciousness.   From this passage we can deduce that “he” will become that which he thinks (feels, emotes) from the heart – his reality, circumstances, lot in life et al.


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Conscious Conversations with Nature

Are you ready for me yet?

Yes, sorry about that.

I’m a Tansy and you can call me Tansy.

Hello Tansy

Always hither and thither you humans. Always on the go, always rushing, never enough time. We watch you hustle and bustle about you know. It’s quite funny really. Your minds are on little railway tracks all over the place. Don’t you ever take a moment to stop. To do nothing. To be still. To contemplate.

Yes Tansy – I do find time to meditate every day.

So you need to find the time to be still? Something to be done on the side? Not top of the agenda as you would say. There you go again – losing your attention…

Sorry – I try to stay centred at all times but sometimes my mind wanders.What would you like to share with us today?

Well, we have some advice for you. That’s if you are not too busy to listen?

Yes – I would be most grateful if you could share this advice with us.

Ok – let me get myself centred first. Ok ready! You see that did not take long did it? And that’s part of the problem. There is often a perception around meditation that it needs to take time.

When is the most convenient point in the day to put time aside? How much time should I devote to this activity? Which method should I use? Where is the most effective place for me to do it? But it need not be this way. You are overcomplicating things, unnecessarily so.

It’s as if you are saying, here is my meditation and here is me. Where will my quiet contemplation time fit in with the me of the moment? Really you should look at it the other way around and say – let me be in the calm of the moment all of the time – and how will all the other things that make up my day fit into that.

It’s a reversal of priorities – an inversion of the way that you see things. When you meditate, answers can come – do they not? So if you have a question you can meditate on it and seek a response.

So you are actively setting aside a portion of time for insight and clarity.But there is another way as I’ve said.

How about if you were permanently in a meditative state and that within this world of wonder and contemplation you fitted in your 3D duties?

That’s all very well in theory, but if you mean being in a meditative state permanently- I’m not sure it would be very practical? How about crossing the road or sounding as if you have your act together at work?

Fair point – let’s clarify exactly what `meditative` state it is that we are talking about here. I’m not saying that you should walk about in a spacey woo woo world – far from it.

There are numerous levels of intensity and depth in meditation. The experience can vary greatly from one day to the other and one person to another. These nuances and inflections are directly in tune with where you have decided to be in a given moment.

You let go to be in the flow. Shut down the chatter of the mind, sit in stillness, sit in the heart. Like a piece of artwork, the contours of the meditation experience shape a bigger picture, and guess what – this includes you! Your Dharma, your purpose in life, your connection with Mother Earth and the joy of this experience. Your reality.

In contrast, if we look at a typical 3D day there is a rigid framework that dictates the structure and you are beholden to a wide range of expectations, prerequisites, rules and regulations, social mores and customs.

And I ask you. Is this what you want? Is this what you really signed up for in this life-time and others?

To have your flow contorted and controlled by structures, strictures and infrastructures that are not of your own making and that can lure you into making choices that may not align with your true self.

If I can stop you for a moment. Are you saying that our daily life experience will be more true and authentic if we can remain in a more meditative type state?

Yes, but it goes one step further.

You also have the ability to help shape, enhance, improve, remedy, rectify, purify, cleanse everything that you interact with on a daily basis and more.

So if we live in a more meditative type state, this will also be possible?

Ask yourself the question. Do you give yourself to the trials and tribulations of the 3D reality or are they given to you? Are you given the challenges and the bumps, the ups and the downs or do you find them?

If your perception is that they are given unto you, you will deal with them one way and if you believe that you shape the experiences that are your reality (all part of one big learning curve) your perception will be shaped another way. Where do you sit?

Well, I do believe that I shape my reality but also that external factors that I have no control over come into play at times. But I do my best to sit in a 5D stream as much as I can.

So, let’s break it down. What does this look like? How do you experience this state?

Well, I don’t notice time the same way. It’s more of a flow around a set of experiences. And, if I don’t worry about what I need to do and by when, things just seem to get done. And I feel as if the space around me is clear and light and that I can hold my own in the truth.

So, do you know what happens for you to be in a 5D rather than a 3D state?

Funnily enough that’s something I’ve been thinking about. It just seems to happen, to come and to go. To change with the days and the time of day.

Remember we spoke earlier about the fact that you have the ability to shape your daily interaction and experiences in line with your own truth.


Well, you can use some of the tools of meditation to help you. In fact, you are already unconsciously doing this when you experience sitting in a 5D perspective. You just don’t realise it.

These tools mean that you can help to contour your 3D reality around your soul purpose and heart-felt intent. And guess what happens when you do that? You find yourself experiencing a 5D state.

What can we do on a daily basis?

The main thing is that you understand how to use the `tools of focus and direction`to help shape your experience. For example, if you are meditating and distracting thoughts come into your head, you acknowledge that they are there but you don’t engage and are calmly aware as they pass.

Likewise, if during the working day a client rings up who is in an agitated state, follow the same path that you would in a meditation. Whilst acknowledging his or her viewpoint, do not get distracted and drawn into their energy field. If you keep your higher state of intent focused and calm, the uncomfortable experience will be over before you know it.

There are some more tools from mediation that are useful in maintaining a 5D space whilst dealing with the practicalities of 3D living.

The second thing to remember is to focus on the heart as if you are living the entire day in a heart focused space. Live through your heart, breathe through your heart, love through your heart. Importantly, be generous and share these heartfelt gifts with those around you.

The third piece of advice is to protect your space. When you meditate you might go somewhere quiet or beautiful, light a candle or listen to a mantra or spiritual music. Likewise, pay special attention to the integrity of your personal space and ensure it is protected at all times.

Only yesterday I `closed down` phone calls with people whose energy was starting to drain me. I put myself first as I have a better understanding of the subtle impact of these things now.

Good, and there’s a fourth and final point.

If you work hard at maintaining the integrity of your space, you will feel confident about keeping a channel direct to Source open at all times. The clarity, the joy and the purity of this connection will work in many ways.

But this time, `the shaping` will take place at a largely unseen level, both in scope and scale. For it is in wonder that we view the unrecognised potential of humans to effect great change, without even being aware that they are doing so.

Just the intent and belief alone of holding open this channel throughout the day and not viewing it as a `meditation reserved point of contact` will flow far and wide. Across internet access, through newspaper print, deep into the oceans, up into the skies and beyond.

And it is at this point, that the true marvel of the collective unconscious, united through the heart and a commitment to Source can be appreciated.

Thank you Tansy for your wonderful insight.

*Conscious conversations can take place when we enter into a state of oneness with nature beings*

Copyright © 2012 Nicola Bosdet. All Rights Reserved

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Wisdom vs Intelligence in the Workplace


The renowned 19th century preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, observed: “Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.”

Businesses continue to face challenging times. In this uncertainty, some leaders have lost their way due to egregious moral and ethical missteps. Others have reached career dead ends due to their inability to see the big picture from a higher not-so-common perspective. Many of these leaders are undoubtedly intelligent. But they’re not wise.

Being of “two minds”

Our minds work on a lower and higher level. The lower level deals with the concrete – our immediate physical environment, information, facts and logic. Our lower mind supports us to be aware, conceptual and reflective.

Our lower mind is rational, analytical, opinionated, busy and often sceptical. It is bound by time and space. We use our lower mind to make sense of our complicated and emotional world. The lower mind is the stuff of business schools, “operations-focused” education and experiential learning.

“Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of personal opinions.” – Cullen Hightower

The lower mind delivers reductionist thinking and mechanistic, conventional approaches to life. The main drawback of living in the lower mind is that it only reflects your internal map of reality. It is like being stuck in your own intellectual zip code, never moving beyond your nine-digit thoughts, beliefs, assumptions, expectations and world views.

Intelligent people are generally engaged with their lower mind and left-brain thinking. The lower mind focuses on one corner of the painting. Wisdom does not arise from this place.

The higher mind considers the abstract. It involves intuition, aspiration, heart, soul and spirit and connects with the Universal mind, with Universal truth, with beauty and with goodness. Our higher mind speaks in the language of ideas, ideals, symbols, principles and impulses. It is loving. It guides us to the truth.

The higher mind sees the threads woven between the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological and social aspects of our life. The higher mind sees the entire painting – the place from which wisdom arises.

“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.” – Henry Miller

The qualities of a wisdom mind

Wise leaders access both their lower and higher minds. Wise leaders understand they are spiritual beings living in a human form. They allow their lower minds to access their higher, helping them to access intuition and impressions that provide insights into the bigger picture of life.

Wise leaders understand the importance of focus, presence, self-discipline, meditation, study, loving service and creative expression. They seek to grasp the next higher level of awareness. They venture outside their historical map of reality – willing to jettison their old, “safe” beliefs, assumptions, expectations and worldviews – to explore the possible and the unknown. They’re open to knowing what they don’t know.

Wise leaders understand that spiritual and personal growth means connecting with higher concepts and energies, be they values, ideas, ideals, potentials, archetypes, higher guidance or intuition. The wise leader develops the capacity to not only connect with these higher concepts, but also to seek to ground them into forms, tasks, projects, relationships and details that inform the way they lead.

Wise leaders don’t stop with experience, but transcend experience – both their own and others’ – in a way that they spend an appreciative amount of time and energy in deep self-reflection and thoughtful consideration around their experience, leading to higher insights, enhanced value and a deeper sense of self-awareness.

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” – Marcel Proust

Wise leadership is not about having experiences but consciously learning from those experiences. The process of learning from experience leads to a process of inquiry – looking with curiosity, not judgment, into the who, what, when, where, how and – most importantly – the why of their experiences. Inquiry is a matter of punctuation; it’s about question marks, not full stops. It is about curiosity.

Wise leaders understand how connections between diverse elements can create something new. They are adept at using analogy and metaphor and seek to recognize patterns, spot trends, draw connections and discern the big picture even when there seem to be nothing there.

A wise leader interacts with her world in terms of a richer and more varied spectrum of possibilities and opportunities. A wise leader understands the importance of relationships – human and otherwise. A wise leader is a systems thinker, a gestalt thinker, a holistic thinker. Wise leaders are comfortable being oriented to their right brain, as well as to their heart and soul.

Inquiry, for the wise leader, is not about “futurizing the past” – using their past experiences, the known, the tried and true – to explain present experiences that are un-common, un-usual, un-familiar. They understand that inquiry involves delving deeply into the self, even parts of the self that, heretofore, might have been unknown, in order to search for new insights, perspectives and understanding – seeking familiarity with the unknown.

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch

For wise leaders, inquiry means creating an internal space unencumbered by old thoughts, beliefs and premises – a new, clear, inviting and open space – entering into a fresh realm without preconception or expectation and being informed with new learning, new sense, new meaning, new WHYs and new HOWs. In other words, new wisdom.

Many intelligent leaders aren’t even aware that they lack wisdom. Here are some indications to help them see where there’s room for wisdom-making:

  • They are task-oriented and focused on short-term gains. They see the corner of the painting but often fail to step back and view the painting from 25 miles out – the painting being their respective business and their respective profession/industry.
  • They choose to limit alternatives when engaged in analysis. They fear ambiguity or other’s opinions and are closed to myriad possibilities and perspectives; they fear the unknown and taking risks. They buckle under stress and tend to back away from challenges.
  • They are linear thinkers and feel they must be rational and logical. They are unable or unwilling to allow their “gut” or intuition to inform their decision-making process.
  • They can’t or won’t act “for the common good” when they are faced with conflict between multiple parties or priorities. They refuse to consider “right action” or the well-being of the group, team or community in favor of relying on the conventional perspective or their own personal goals.
  • They have no deep sense of self-awareness, and lack spiritual and emotional intelligence.
  • They focus on their strengths, deny their weaknesses and never allow their emotions to surface.
  • They lack a people-orientation. They can’t be bothered making an effort to see others from a personal (as opposed to a functional) perspective. They don’t know how to, or are unwilling to, deal with others’ emotions, or emotional well-being. Relationship building is not their forte, by choice.
  • They lack harmony – there is no alignment or congruence between what they think, feel, say and do.

“Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired. Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” – T. S. Eliot

When we reflect and contemplate from a deeper level, when we choose to “go inside” and honestly, sincerely and self-responsibly ask ourselves if our stories are true, we are using our higher mind and engaging the wisdom of our heart and soul. Relying on our heart and soul’s inner wisdom and intelligence open us up to new ways of seeing, do-ing and be-ing – discovering and exploring new territory and new maps of reality, new zip codes – supporting us to understand and deal with today’s uncommon challenges in new ways.

Using one’s higher mind is what will support today’s intelligent leaders to become tomorrow’s wise leaders.

Some questions for self-reflection

  • Would you characterize yourself as largely “left-brained?” What would others say about you?
  • Do you consider yourself “emotionally intelligent?” On a scale of 1-10, how emotionally intelligent are you? What would your close friends and co-workers say? Would you feel comfortable asking them? If not, why not?
  • Is your organization using its “higher mind” as it considers strategies to deal with future challenges?
  • Do you consider your leaders to be “wise?” How about you?
  • How often do you take time to seriously reflect on your life’s experiences?
  • Would you say you are a “task-oriented” or “people-oriented” person? Would others agree?
  • Would you generally rather be right or happy? Why?
  • How do you deal with the unknown?
  • Can you envision a world at work where people are regularly encouraged to take time out for meditation, self-reflection and discovery?

Peter G. Vajda writes the Know Thyself column for (All Rights Reserved 2012)

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