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Special Valentine’s Day Love Issue, Third Issue 2016
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SELF-DENIAL OR SELF-REALIZATION?
When we can in the moment stop and listen to our
justifications, or at the ...
WHAT DOES “FREE” ENERGY HAVE TO DO...
This scientific knowledge was popular at varies times
on this Earth, but fell out of popularity for ...
RECOVERY FROM DYSFUNCTIONAL ...
Things get more complicated with those who use
romance to fill the void of childhood ...
GOTTA “LOVE: DISCLOSURE
Pittsburgh retired engineer, CMU grad- Larry Coudriet
was interviewed in the article.
Having read it, I can say it provides many insights into
the vast array of legal and technical issues ...
HYPNOTHERAPY FOR LOVE
Everyone has unconditional love deep within their
heart. We have covered it up with walls, ...
FREEDOM FROM WITHIN
People ask me if UFO’s are ready to give it up. I
wonder if UFO’s are going to disclose their ...
THE CHALLENGE TO LOVE
2016 will be decisive in that people will either let fear
take them over, or love.
PLANTING SEEDS OF PEACE
Be aware that peace is within each and every one of
you, simply to be unfolded as the flower blossoms ...
SPIRITUAL STUFF TO DO WHEN…
He is considered the most influential physicist of the
20th century. Einstein would qualify as a pretty ...
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2016 ) to the Bodhi Tree! Write at least 3 sentences ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I do appreciate learning about the various activities of
the local spiritual community and, most importantly, ...
WHAT IS THIS?
It is living breathing and the coming together of
groups and light workers ...
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By Reverend Patti Perhacs
Unity Center of Pittsburgh
Recently I was reviewing a transcript from
a class I had taken many years ago with my
teacher, Reverend Ralph D. Jordan, who is
now in the world of spirit A student asked,
“how does one avoid becoming angry?” Ralph
responded, “by not denying to yourself when
you are angry”. “Now logically I can say that,
but it doesn’t alter the fact that I still get
angry, but its effect is less because I recognize
it more readily”. (And here, for me, was the
kicker) “We are to be in the process of selfrealization
instead of being in the process of
self-denial”. In my own current personal place
of self-realization, I could laugh heartily at
this statement, and thought, this is a fabulous
clarification – and a great reminder!
As humans we tend to deny ourselves
when we are angry by placing blame on
another individual rather than looking
at what was the cause of our reaction to
the situation in anger. We move through
self-denial, thinking, it’s not my fault, and move
through other self-justifications and excuses for not
taking ownership of our own reaction and at that
moment, our inability to control what is likely our
disappointment or bruised ego. When we can in the
moment stop and listen to our justifications, or at
the very least realize we have stepped out of our
higher self, we begin our transformation. How to
avoid or discipline anger, frustration, or denial is not
to be afraid of confronting it, head on. Once we quit
making excuses, we can begin to peel back the veil
to our own understanding. When we are caught up in
the physical and emotional realms of our existence,
we are kept from our true, spiritual self.
We tend to avoid the microscopic view of ourselves
and can be quick to dismiss our behavior. It’s just so
much easier to blame others. This behavior impedes
our spiritual progression. So, how do we minimize
anger or other emotional outbursts? By creating
honest self-awareness of the cause. As you work with
acceptance and forgiveness, you will find you are
able to release the reaction. Progress continues as
you resolve to practice loving patience in the future.
You can then apply loving compassion and strength,
(two of our 12 inherent spiritual capacities as taught
by Unity) to accept, reframe and change your future
response. You’ll evolve and move forward on your
path to self-realization. Take this into meditation
and as Paramahansaji teaches, “prayerfully demand
as your own heart’s outburst” for dominion over your
emotional body, in times of trial. “Know that God
stands listening”, he teaches, “to the silent words of
your soul”. “Then go about your duties”. “Unceasingly
meditate on God, and when you feel Him, you will
acquire dominion over all things”.
Namaste dear ones. Peace be with you.
You can hear Reverend Patty and other new
thought practitioners speak on Sunday’s at 10:30
a.m. at the Unity Center of Pittsburgh, located on
the Waldorf School Campus on the east end.
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What does “Free”
Energy Have To Do
By Sandy Esch
Let’s first make sure we are all
on the same page when we
take about the word “energy”.
The word ENERGY has basically 3
1. The power used for physical or
2. The power used for running of
motors or creating heat and
3. The power released as
With the new science coming
through there’s a 4 th added:
4. The power released as ‘fields’
interact. The Sun and light
is an example of this type of
energy – not lighting but light
from the Sun itself.
When this power reaches
certain strength in certain
conditions it can lead to:
- The forming of different
atoms. The energy that
enables protons, neutrons
and electrons to be.
- The forming of different
emotions. The energy that
enables thoughts, intuition,
and the soul to be.
- The forming of different
masses. The energy that
enables planets, galaxies
and universes to be.
In #4 you see that EVERYTHING
comes from energy that creates
and gives purpose. #4 is the basis
for the first three.
This scientific knowledge was
popular at varies times on this
Earth, but fell out of popularity
for some reason. Therefore the
scientific community generally
doesn’t regarded #4. By not
considering the effect of #4 energy
they can only understand the
relationship by how things work
on Earth. Unfortunately, the true
field intention that was the source
is not recognize because it started
in the universe.
Now in 2016 we are seeing
this knowledge re-entering. In
hopefully the very near future, all
humanity will have the knowledge
of how different ‘field’ interactions
create different emotions, matters
and beings. And how not only
does our body (actions) affect
different fields, thereby influencing
creation around us, but also how
our emotions (thoughts) also do.
Some of the scientists who are
now working with this level of
Mehran T Keshe - Keshe
Foundation and Space Ship
Institute, Nassim Haramein
– The Resonance Project
Foundation, Marko Rodin –
Vortex Based Mathematics. I
a d v i s e e v e r y o n e t o l o o k t h e m u p !
M. T. Keshe is now releasing
products designed for space
living that are also useable here
on Earth. These produces work
with the universal energy source;
the same energy source that our
galaxy/solar system came from.
This technology allows for the
converting of Universal radiant
energy into useable energy for
anything…for electric, heat, food
– any material you can think of.
Everything on the Earth came from
the energy source of our SUN –
EVERYTHING! And now humanity
will be able to access these fields
Another use for this new
technology will be on how to heal
our bodies and balance our minds.
Reiki practitioners, as well as
other energy workers understand
about using this energy. Now
tools are being made that actually
help those who do not have the
There will be tools that will allow
man to see the aura of the body,
as well as the energy grid that
holds our body material together
and the inner energy flow of
our organs and every cell of our
body. Healthy, active living - for
hundred of years, is expected. The
saying use to be “Without health
you have nothing.” Now health
will be easily taken care of, so the
saying will be “Without peace you
This new science, called “Plasmatic
Science” by M. T. Keshe is the
unified theory, where science
meets our Creator (God). Our
Prime Creator is not a thing
or being, but a field of total
possibilities, total knowledge,
total wisdom and the emanating
field that our Creator gives to
us – our source – is the field of
Love. The new science shows
point blank how when we have our
state of mind in the state of Love,
we effect the fields around us in
such a way that possibilities are
Our essence is made of Love –
which is a Free Energy. As John
Lennon said “All we need is Love.”
Truer words were never spoken.
Editor’s note: The article is by Sandy Esch, who lives east of Pittsburgh. email@example.com She and her husband
Bill Esch are currently in Italy studying free energy with worldwide scholars. Below photos are of Sandy’s experiments
and her husband giving demonstrations at their home and laboratory in Murraysville.
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the past. In mediumship readings, with evidence of
their existence, I’ve brought through enough of these
parents in spirit to tell you that their child’s pattern
continues after the perpetrator’s death. Many of them
express regret of their behavior, and hope that the
son/daughter will stop repeating history. Since I’m not
a therapist, I recommend that the client sees one.
Sara Sachs is an Evidentiary Medium
in Pittsburgh with national and
As Valentines Day approaches, do you
feel sad to be single? Or, like me in the
past, view it as a day with the contempt
it deserves? Through self-searching, I’ve
realized the second reaction is a defense
mechanism for the first! As a psychic medium, many
of the issues around this day come up in readings.
There’s nothing like this holiday to bring up
ghosts of relationships past, or the sadness of
being in a bad one now! This is the shadow side
of a day others experience as romantic. People
who have a string of dysfunctional relationships
usually come from that kind of a family. For
example, someone who grew up with an abusive
alcoholic parent, is likely to be drawn to partners
who are the same! It’s his/her deep desire to
change that person in an attempt to go back to fix
Things get more complicated with those who use
romance to fill the void of childhood abandonment
issues. They often choose partners who won’t
commit. Ironically, this is how they try to ease the
pain of being ignored by the parent(s). This parental
unavailability comes in the form of addictions,
workaholism, etc. Again, partners are chosen on
that basis. Competition and jealousy come into the
picture with history of a sibling receiving a large
amount of attention over another, be it good or
bad! Friends, coworkers are seen as threats! They
are seen as that brother/sister. Again, in my work,
many of these deceased parents come through in
sittings. The sad thing is that, in most instances,
these neglectful, oblivious people don’t realize until
after death the harm they’ve done. They express their
amazement and remorse in their message. Again,
therapy is recommended. My job is to reveal, through
spirit, what’s happening. The sitter then chooses the
resolution. A suggestion for single people is to make
a partner manifestation diary, where qualities of the
ideal mate are written. It’s useful to give oneself
permission to make changes in this exercise over
This could used in therapy to gain insights. I firmly
believe that the universe will produce that special
person in due time, if this project is done seriously.
A profile emerges as someone totally different from
former attractions. That’s where transformation occurs.
The older adrenaline choices no longer work.
The ultimate celebration of Valentine’s Day is
self-love. With that, the rest falls in place. Happy
Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Pittsburgh Metaphysics Meetup group
This is an open forum without
any attachment to a specific
thought philosophy, belief
structure, orientation, or
Everyone is welcome. Please
join our group if you are
not already a member. It is
free and a wonderful way to
spend time with like-minded
people in order to network
and to explore the mysteries
of the universe. Meetings are
held at the Squirrel Hill Library
For more information please
Can we bring LOVE to the 2016 Election?
“Think of hate as fire and love as water. Just
as you can’t successfully fight fire with fire, nor
can you successfully fight hate with hate. It
is the water of love
that can extinguish
the fire of hate –
nothing else. Your
prayers can be the
fountain from which
that water flows.
This may sound like
wishful thinking but
it really is true – with
will discover this for
yourself. But love is
much more than a
way to extinguish
hate. It is a force for
Just as life as we
know it on Earth could not exist without water,
nothing in the universe could exist without
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By: Larry Coudriet
In January of 2015 Dr.
Steven Greer led an
expedition to Vero Beach FL
to make ET contact using
the CE5 consciousness
This video clip Vero Beach
Jan 2015 shows twin orbs
suspended over the water.
Apparently this caused quite a
stir amongst South FL residents
according to John Thomason,
Editor of Boca Magazine who
decided to write an article on this
(See Boca Magazine: Part 1
and Part 2). Pittsburgh retired
engineer, CMU grad- Larry
Coudriet was interviewed in the
Editors note: If you are looking for local mediation groups with a focus on the highest ET awareness…. Larry leads a
CE-5 (Close Encounter of the 5 th kind- human initiated) contact group in Pittsburgh PA. Persons wishing to make contact
must first go through a training session. Email at LCoudriet@verizon.net for more information, and check out the
CE5 Facebook Group.
If you would like to read this tantalizingly
presumptuous short article, it is available online in
its entirety. The message was brought through by
a Pittsburgh Women’s Spirituality group in the mid
90’s and is still relevant today. (The Silver Sisters) It
was inspired by the Goddess, through a meditative
process called Drawing Down the Moon.
If you like this message from the Goddess, and
would like to read more, check out
“It will be the glory of the universe. Souls will travel
here to see how we did it!”
Our government is getting us ready for
Disclosure through leakage of factual
Details about Mars
By Larry Coudriet
In the 2015 Movie “The Martian” Director Ridley Scott depicts a
Martian atmosphere dense enough to allow catastrophic wind
storms. He even show by implication that the atmospheric
density is suitable for breathing. (Hmmm... they used to tell us
Mars had no atmosphere...).NASA’s Press Release:
NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars
For those of an academic
bent, you might consider
the following read.
“After Disclosure” by
Richard Dolan and Bryce
Zabel is recommended by the
ET’s themselves. Having read it, I
can say it provides many insights
into the vast array of legal and
technical issues we earthlings will
need to deal with as we become
part of the Galactic Community.
So why has disclosure been so
difficult to put in effect? Simply
stated, there are powerful interests
who believe that disclosure will
hurt them. The list includes
our government (who controls
us through ignorance), energy
companies (who don’t want us
to know that ET space craft don’t
require ExxonMobil JetA fossil fuel),
and many religions (who will be
faced with difficult explanations or
revisions to their stated beliefs).
I suspect that complete disclosure
will be very difficult for the
general population to accept and
assimilate. I anticipate angst,
confusion and general disbelief.
As one committed to the postdisclosure
world, I continue to
offer my meager skills to assist
the Pittsburgh community through
this transition. Unfortunately, this
transition is without precedent.
In closing, I again was offered a
beautiful message provided by the
ET’s just the day before I began
writing this article. (I am blessed
to have a close friend who is an
adept channel). The following
message was delivered just in
time. I would loosely paraphrase
their message as: “We are to know
that even though we have taken
and used many of Gaia’s resources,
she will always grow and provide
for our needs. We have failed
to see that there are sufficient
resources on the planet for all.
Free energy (which has been
available to us since the 1920’s)
other advanced technologies have
been hidden from the general
public. These technologies
will relieve much inequality
and environmental stress when
everyone permits their use
knowing there are adequate
resources for all.”
They began their channeled
message to us with words of
Love. “If we all loved each other
without reservation, none of this
would have happened”. Alas,
the main task for us as we usher
in Disclosure and approach
Valentine’s Day, is to meditate,
raise your consciousness level,
and take the daring step to not
just practice Love, but rather, Be
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HYPNOTHERAPY FOR LOVE
MICHAEL R. WEIR, C.HT., CI
South Hills and Washington PA
The Beatles sing “Love, Love, love… Love, love,
love… Love is all there is.”
They are correct, love is all there is when you release
all that you don’t truly need only unconditional love
Everyone has unconditional love deep within their
heart. We have covered it up with walls, shields, boxes,
etc. from past hurts or disappointments. We feel we
need to protect our hearts so that doesn’t happen
again. We place a further level of protection from hurt
by putting distance between ourselves and our hearts.
Only this being cut off from our feelings may numb our
ability to feel pain, it’s so far from joy they are not even
on the same field.
So what’s the answer?
First realizing that unconditional love that you already
have deep inside you is the most powerful force
It was put there by God itself (I say it, because God has
no gender, but is the pure spirit of unconditional and
the energy that animates your body is an extension
of that love) as this unconditional love was placed in
you by God it is timeless, eternal, you have an endless
supply of this unconditional love that no person or
situation can ever take away.
I help my clients to experience their truth. When they
do all walls, shields, boxes and distance from their
heart is no longer necessary. They because to truly
experience the true joy and peace of who they are
beyond their EGO story.
No longer is there a fear of hurt in any type of
relationship. For they know they are whole and
complete just as they are. No voids to fill, just love to
extend as the kingdom of God is built on the extension
of this unconditional love.
They know that they will meet many people who are
not operating on this unconditional love yet. They
know as they are who they are, they are allowing these
other people to catch a glimpse of this unconditional
love inside themselves. They begin to know they
don’t need a relationship with someone to make them
They know that if and when they choose to share
time with someone it will be with someone who is
awakened to living this unconditional love and the
relationship will always be up lifting.
Unconditional love is a journey within. It is a journey that
heals all emotional and physical issues that we have. It is
a place where our DNA blueprint begins to be read for
health in each and every way.
It is a journey that I take every client on who truly
seeks the ultimate truth…For those who want to truly
discover the divine, we begin this journey and it is
an eternal smile that awaits them at the end of this
For the end is really the eternal beginning… Namaste
By Rick DiClementi
We keep getting fooled. We’re used to
it. It’s a hypnotic dream.
“My, a storm is brewing.” “I wonder
what Iran will do next?” “What if I run
out of money?” “I wonder if I’ll lose my
job” “How can I keep my utilities on?”
People ask me if UFO’s are ready to give
it up. I wonder if UFO’s are going to
disclose their existence now? The great
Carl Jung came to the conclusion that
UFOs were examples of the phenomena
of synchronicity where external events
mirror internal psychic states. As usual,
he saw the UFO situation in a broader
perspective than most. For Jung the UFO
images had much to do with the ending
of an era in history and the beginning of
a new one. In his introductory remarks
to Flying Saucers he writes about the
“As we know from ancient Egyptian
history, they are manifestations of
psychic changes which always appear
at the end of one Platonic month and
at the beginning of another. Apparently
they are changes in the constellation of
psychic dominants, of the archetypes,
or ‘gods’ as they used to be called,
which bring about, or accompany,
long-lasting transformations of the
collective psyche. We are now nearing
that great change which may be
expected when the spring point enters
Aquarius. (the Age of Aquarius)”
Quantum mechanics holds the answers
and is here to stay and will probably
take us a very long time to grok. There
is no “outside.” There is no “inside.”
It sure sounds confusing, and that’s
because it’s really so simple.” We’re
all one thing”. That must be only for
books, right? And poems? Well, if there
is no inside or outside, what is there?
There just is ISness, that’s what. We
need to start noticing EVERYTHING
that happens “outside” of ourselves
is merely a reflection of what’s going
on inside. And that is why, if UFO’s
disclose their existence, it’s a symbol
of us learning from another layer of
knowledge that is becoming available
from within – we are ready. That’s
what astrology shows us.
What’s really going on now, amidst
other sub-cycles, is that we are being
liberated from within. How? By whom?
By us, silly! There is only one Mind. The
It is TIME we liberate ourselves or else
we will perish.
This does not mean that everything
will be hunky-dory. Far from it.
We have to get out of this ancient,
extremely antiquated mindset that God
is up “there” somewhere making things
happen down here on “earth.” And,
if we BEHAVE according to someone
else’s laws, it will all be okay. We now
see how much we have been taken
by our churches and their ownership
mentality. Enjoying camaraderie is one
thing but to allow these “ministers and
leaders” to turn our own minds off is
quite another. It really is time that we
all grow up and face what really is, and
that is no simple task.
The more and more I look around the
last half of 2015, what I have been
seeing, CLEARLY, is that the Age of Mea
Culpa is over and dying. That means
the L-O-N-G age of blaming ourselves
is passing and dying. “Oh it must be my
fault, I didn’t BEHAVE RIGHT!” Needing
to sacrifice sheep or ourselves upon the
altar in order to keep the gods happy
does not work and is 100% fear-based.
We don’t need that paradigm anymore.
I mean, C’mon. Enough movies. Enough
crosses to bear.
I don’t have much more to say except
that it’s just so obvious. We have been
scared into BEHAVING AND SUPPORTING
the church-state for so long and THAT
IS OVER NOW. It was all so easy to
surrender so we didn’t have to own our
own thoughts and ideas, eh? There is
no need to be frightened now, really.
The door to the birdcage has opened and
really, honestly, it is okay that we fly.
It’s happening on all levels. Do not wait
for a UFO to come free you. Do not
wait for Obama or Bernie to liberate
your life. As we trade in the chains of
old-comfort we get new liberation and
that means we need one thing, really:
an inner guidance system. Many call it
the Holy Spirit. You will have your own
name for it, such as Grace, God, “The
We already have one. We always have
had it. Don’t look to me; I have my own.
You have yours and it is wonderful.
Don’t crash and burn worrying about
“what’s going to happen in America?”
What will happen is exactly what we
choose, nothing more or less.
Celebrate; it is real, it is just starting
and lets dump many truckloads of
thanks upon all those tremendous
souls that did all the heavy lifting in
order to get us to this point in our
evolution. Thank you. Thank you.
Don’t listen to anything by anybody
unless the sounds of your own wings
are included in their song.
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THE CHALLENGE TO LOVE
The Bodhi Tree editor asked for
predictions for 2016. I have always been
intuitive/psychic since birth, and currently
as a professional psychic stay away
from predicting anything. Despite this, I
feel differently about 2016 predictions
because we are living in deciding times.
There is something about the energies
coming from what I think is the collective
unconscious/conscious that is huge.
2016 will be decisive in that people will
either let fear take them over, or love.
Many shakeups occur and have already
started to materialize. An example is
the hold that Bernie Sanders has on
a growing section of voters. Info that
was once hidden is coming to light.
Companies and governments are laid
bare and people are reacting with spirit
and a newfound knowing they are worth
more than what the status quo has to
offer. Will we rise to begin to make the
changes in our lives that guarantee the
saving of our planet from climate change,
war and overpopulation?
Our world in 2016 is full of circumstances
that seem out of control. I don’t see
the problems in Middle East getting
better, I see more domestic violence and
terrorism, and violence around the world
in general, more species dying, more
disclosure from whistle blowers, and an
increasing divide between the lovers and
the haters. If the movement continues
with people standing up for their own
self-interests based on self-love, I am
very hopeful for the future. As that
connection to the collective grows closer
home for many, an opportunity opens to
live more authentically.
The connection to the collective is a
heart connection and those that choose
love choose a victory for all. 2016 is a
deciding year, the collective is calling.
Know you are loved, you are perfect, live
to serve others and the world and learn
Lets all rise to make 2016 better than
When we learn to cultivate inner peace,
we create peace with our spirit. Once
we obtain peace within our spirit, we are
able to raise the energetic vibrations of
Be aware that peace is within each and
every one of you, simply to be unfolded
as the flower blossoms welcome the
morning sun. We are one with the
Universe, just as we are one tree with
intertwined roots connected to the
neighboring tree, sharing the same sun
by day and the moon by night. That is
why there is no need to seek peace, for
it is already imbedded within your spirit,
ready and waiting to be nurtured. Just
as you bathe your body every day, when
you are mindful of your inner peace with
every breath you take, you cleanse your
spirit and your mind.
Many of you already seek inner peace
through various meditation methods and
breathing techniques, but when you’re
out and about and someone interrupts
your tranquility, you need a quick fix
to bring you back to the well within
yourself in order to bring forth your inner
peace once again. One easy breathing
exercise by Zen Master, Thich Nat Hahn,
can be recited anytime your inner peace
is threatened to bring you back to your
Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing
out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment, I know
that this is a wonderful moment!
The message is a simple one: as
you follow your journey’s path of
being mindful of your inner peace, it
is necessary to recognize and release
your feelings of fear and anger in order
to give birth to your peace. Only with
a calm mind is it possible for you to
examine, and then accept, release,
and move-on from the root of your
fear and anger. By acknowledging and
taking ownership of your feelings,
you are able to truly be free from
the incorrect perceptions of the
influences that are not your own, such
as inherited opinions of your parents,
well-intentioned friends, or even the
most minor events that contributed
to these feelings. Once you have an
understanding of your fears and anger,
you are able to cultivate compassion
and forgiveness. It is only through
the ingredients of forgiveness and
compassion that you are able to release
any suffering and make room in your
heart to breathe in and breathe out
peace during your daily routine.
By nurturing the seeds of peace, you
have taken the first step on your journey
to integrating the true nature of what
the word, ‘peace,’ truly means and thus
end the suffering around you, one breath
at a time. Peace be with you. My peace,
I give to you.
Spiritual Stuff to Do When…
You see terrorism, poverty and corruption...
It may seem that love is
in short supply. Most of
us have had our hearts
broken more times than
we would like to admit
(even to ourselves). With
Valentine’s Day coming
soon, I wanted to take a
moment to propose that
love really could be the
answer for what ails us
as a human race.
I will pull in some assistance from
thought leaders to hypothesize my
conclusion. Let me begin with the
problem. “What problem” you say?
Any problem, if we could keep it
that simple. Problems that require
Einstein said “No problem can
be solved from the same level of
consciousness that created it.”
Albert Einstein was a physicist
who developed the general
theory of relativity, among other
feats. He is considered the most
influential physicist of the 20th
century. Einstein would qualify
as a pretty smart guy right? Who
hasn’t heard a thing or two about
his brilliance? So if the level of
consciousness has something to
do with the problem, what are
levels of consciousness? According
to Deepak Chopra at www.
DeepakChopra.com, there are three
levels of awareness:
Level 1: Contracted awareness
This is the level of problems,
obstacles, and struggle. Answers
are limited. If you are at this
level, you will be frustrated and
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Level 2: Expanded awareness
This is the level where solutions
begin to appear. There is less
struggle. Obstacles are easier to
overcome. Your vision extends
beyond the conflict, giving you
more clarity. Negative energies are
Level 3: Pure awareness
This is the level where no
problems exist. Every challenge
is a creative opportunity. You feel
completely aligned with the forces
If Einstein was correct in saying
that we cannot solve problems at
the same level of consciousness
that created it, we must learn
how to transcend in awareness.
Whether that transcendence is at
the personal level, or humanity’s
level. An interesting book written
some years ago by psychiatrist Dr.
David R. Hawkins called Power vs.
Force, talks about the frequency
vibration of various emotions. He
created a tone scale from 1 to a
1000 and rated them using muscle
testing and thousands of volunteer
test subjects.Feelings like fear and
shame were on the low end of
the spectrum, while love, joy and
gratitude occupied the coveted
500 and above spots. If we want
our species to survive, if we are to
find meaning in life, if we want to
save the world and every sentient
being that inhabits it, love is the
answer. It’s vibrational frequency
is very high. Expressing love, or
gratitude would help you raise
your level of awareness and open
you to solutions.
When we learn to give and receive
love, we will have affirmed
that love conquers all, is able to
transcend everything and anything,
because love is the quintessence
of life. Happy Valentine’s Day, give
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