Thursday, April 29, 2010

the heart of the matter

Wow... I am so glad I couldn't sleep this morning, otherwise I might not have stumbled upon this video of a presentation by Frank Chester! This is my introduction to his work and I am so excited to delve deeper into his findings. With his discovery of the 7 sided platonic solid and application of understanding of vortex energy he can back up the statement that the heart is not a pump, which leads to so many other fascinating implications! Some background on platonic solids probably helps to understand this presentation which are described briefly in the series Dimensions of which I have previously posted, or the book The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Vol 1 by Drunvalo Melchizedek has a part dedicated to explaining these forms, and there are many other good sources as well (*such as the recommended videos by Boatloader in the comments below). Anyhow, the connections that Frank Chester has made with his creative mind are awe inspiring, and I highly recommend watching all 9 videos, by the last video your right and left brain will be singing together as you watch the scientific work merge with art, the mythology of the holy grail, and the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, unfolding into the possibilities ahead of us and what ancient cultures were speaking of before us. His work is a scientific and creative affirmation of some of what I was feeling and contemplating in my previous post listen to your heart, although now I am inspired and full of so many more thoughts! If you don't want to watch the video, as admittedly it can be hard to follow at times, but you are interested in the information, you can also find a summary of Frank Chester's findings on his website (where the image used above can also be found).

At the time of my previous post I was struggling with the words to describe (and I suppose I still am) the connections between the heart, the whorling nature of the blood, and to both the physical and astrological Moon. The physical Moon being connected to the fluctuation of the tides as well as the menstrual cycle. Astrologically the Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer, which in turn presides over the body part of the chest/heart. In astrology, the Moon represents our subconsious, predisposition, instincts and intuition, based on what we have learned in the past from others and our experiences. Essentially the Moon represents what has shaped us and thus how we will instinctively react and manifest the world around us, as well as what we find makes us feel secure and safe. It is interesting to point out also, that in the Tarot the Chariot card is describing a vehicle, and it also happens to be associated with the relation to the subject of reincarnation it kind of makes you think, huh? Which is a connection shown at the end of the video, with the image of the Egyptian art; the "bells" cascading down from the heavens. Additionally, when we are growing in our mother's womb, (motherhood and fertility also being associated with the Moon and the sign of Cancer) the first organ to form is the heart. It is all so amazing. And now, after watching Frank Chester's demonstration, the scope is widening...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

childish context

As we "grow up", many of us forget about how good it feels to be imaginative and creative, and how to be full of wonder as we live in the world. Lately I have been working (and by working i mean playing) to bring back this state of mind in my life, to dive back into the purity and joy of learning, dreaming, dancing, creating and loving. (And I am delighted and inspired to see the expression of the inner child of my friends too, such as the lovely Tanya and the forever youthful miss Jennie). One of the things that I have discovered, is that I still really enjoy reading children's books! My initial reasoning for reading them was because I wanted to find stories for my nieces and nephew that were fun to read and had a positive message about life. As I "researched" books to share with my kindred, I found that I was having just as much fun reading them. Here are 4 of my favorites that I have found so far and I highly recommend:

The Sun in My Belly - written by Sister Susan, illustrated by Sister Tin Nghiem, and introduction by Thich Nhat Hanh
A delightful story about forgiveness, the interweaving of life, and our connection to each other, to the animals, to the food we eat and the earth. And the water color painted pictures are absolutely beautiful!

 All I See Is Part of Me - written by Chara M. Curtis, illustrated by Cynthia Aldrich
This story also tells about the universal oneness of everything. A little more poetic and "right brained" than the above book, it is peaceful and full of wonder and the images have a very soft feeling to them. Additionally, it is a recipient of the Body Mind Spirit Magazine Award of Excellence, and everyone likes a winner.

The Land of Smaerd  - written by Andrea von Botefuhr, illustrated by Bryn Barnard
Another award winner, this story invites creativity and it has a message of positivity and a reminder that whatever you dream can come true. I especially loved the artwork in this book, it is full of color, imagination and has sacred geometry sprinkled throughout.


Owl's Secret - written by Louise Gallop, illustrated by Shannon Cartwright
This is a cute book, written in a style remindful of the tradition of the Native people. A tale that celebrates the differences in all the creatures of the Arctic, and encourages finding your own talents and strengths. I also like the glossary of flora and fauna in the end of the book.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

expanding perspective

I'm excited to watch the complete series "Dimensions", which can be found in full here. The Spirit of Ma'at website described the series perfectly:
"A group of French film makers got together and created an amazing series of videos that will help anyone who wants to get a feel for the difference between one dimension and another to have a clearer sense of how these things work. "Dimensions" is so well done it covers everything you want to know from the perspective of mathematics and sacred geometry. A truly mind blowing effort; if you're curious about the logistics behind and the connections between the various levels of existence we are sure that you will want to watch this one over and over again."

I think this video, which is part 2 of the series, shows through the use of geometry, a good example, of what Dane Rudhyar was communicating when he said, "No astrologer - and as well no psychoanalyst - can interpret a life and destiny at a level higher than that at which he himself functions."

*And obviously that said goes for the rest of us non-astrologer/psychoanalysts as well. :)

this place that we live is marvelous

 Follow the link below to a short, entrancing video of Earth's beauty.


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