Friday, 29 March 2013

Is this good explanation why God created us in his own image?

Just got this today in my email. I have been pondering concept of our existence and reality for a while as a hologram.

If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the rose. Indeed, even if the halves are divided again, each snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.

If universe was actually a hologram, would it mean that each of us is a small piece of hologram from which we can restore entire universe?

Read the article below. It has some science provided as explanation, yet the titel of this article was

Science and Spirituality Meet in the Holographic Universe

The Universe as a Hologram
By Michael Talbot, author of The Holographic Universe

Does Objective Reality Exist?
In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris, a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect's name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science.
Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn't matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing.
The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein's long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect's findings. But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations.
University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings suggest that objective reality may not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.
How Does a Hologram Work?
To understand why Bohm makes this startling assertion, one must first understand a little about holograms. A hologram is a three-dimensional photograph made with the aid of a laser. To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in the light of a laser beam. Then a second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first and the resulting interference pattern (the area where the two laser beams commingle) is captured on film.
When the film is developed, it looks like a meaningless swirl of light and dark lines. But as soon as the developed film is illuminated by another laser beam, a three-dimensional image of the original object appears.
The three-dimensionality of such images is not the only remarkable characteristic of holograms. If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the rose. Indeed, even if the halves are divided again, each snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.
The "whole in every part" nature of a hologram provides us with an entirely new way of understanding organization and order. For most of its history, Western science has labored under the bias that the best way to understand a physical phenomenon, whether a frog or an atom, is to dissect it and study its respective parts.
A hologram teaches us that some things in the universe may not lend themselves to this approach. If we try to take apart something constructed holographically, we will not get the pieces of which it is made, we will only get smaller wholes.
This insight suggested to Bohm another way of understanding Aspect's discovery. Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness may be an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something.
To enable people to better visualize what he means, Bohm offers the following illustration. Imagine an aquarium containing a fish. Imagine also that you are unable to see the aquarium directly and your knowledge about it and what it contains comes from two television cameras, one directed at the aquarium's front and the other directed at its side.
As you stare at the two television monitors, you might assume that the fish on each of the screens are separate entities. After all, because the cameras are set at different angles, each of the images will be slightly different.
But as you continue to watch the two fish, you will eventually become aware that there is a certain relationship between them. When one turns, the other also makes a slightly different but corresponding turn; when one faces the front, the other always faces toward the side. If you remain unaware of the full scope of the situation, you might even conclude that the fish must be instantaneously communicating with one another, but this is clearly not the case.
This, says Bohm, is precisely what is going on between the subatomic particles in Aspect's experiment. According to Bohm, the apparent faster-than-light connection between subatomic particles is really telling us that there is a deeper level of reality we are not privy to, a more complex dimension beyond our own that is analogous to the aquarium. And, he adds, we view objects such as subatomic particles as separate from one another because we are seeing only a portion of their reality.
The Interconnected Nature of the Universe
Such particles are not separate "parts", but facets of a deeper and more underlying unity that is ultimately as holographic and indivisible as the previously mentioned rose. And since everything in physical reality is comprised of these "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram.
In addition to its phantomlike nature, such a universe would possess other rather startling features. If the apparent separateness of subatomic particles is illusory, it means that at a deeper level of reality all things in the universe may be infinitely interconnected.
The electrons in a carbon atom in the human brain may be connected to the subatomic particles that comprise every salmon that swims, every heart that beats, and every star that shimmers in the sky. From this vantage point, everything interpenetrates everything, and although human nature may seek to categorize and pigeonhole and subdivide, the various phenomena of the universe and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web.
In a holographic universe, even time and space could no longer be viewed as fundamentals. Because concepts such as location break down in a universe in which nothing is truly separate from anything else, time and three-dimensional space, like the images of the fish on the TV monitors, would also have to be viewed as projections of this deeper order.
At its deeper level, reality may be a sort of superhologram in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. This suggests that given the proper tools, it might even be possible to someday reach into the superholographic level of reality and pluck out scenes from the long-forgotten past.
What else the superhologram contains is an open-ended question. Allowing, for the sake of argument, that the superhologram is the matrix that has given birth to everything in our universe, at the very least it contains every subatomic particle that has been or will be -- every configuration of matter and energy that is possible, from snowflakes to quasars, from blue whales to gamma rays. It must be seen as a sort of cosmic storehouse of "All That Is."
Although Bohm concedes that we have no way of knowing what else might lie hidden in the superhologram, he does venture to say that we have no reason to assume it does not contain more. Or as he puts it, perhaps the superholographic level of reality is a "mere stage" beyond which lies "an infinity of further development".
The Holographic Mind
Bohm is not the only researcher who has found evidence that the universe is a hologram. Working independently in the field of brain research, Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram has also become persuaded of the holographic nature of reality. Pribram was drawn to the holographic model by the puzzle of how and where memories are stored in the brain. For decades numerous studies have shown that rather than being confined to a specific location, memories are dispersed throughout the brain.
In a series of landmark experiments in the 1920s, brain scientist Karl Lashley found that no matter what portion of a rat's brain he removed he was not able to eradicate its memory of how to perform complex tasks it had learned prior to surgery. The only problem was that no one was able to come up with a mechanism that might explain this curious "whole in every part" nature of memory storage.
Then in the 1960s, Pribram encountered the concept of holography and realized he had found the explanation brain scientists had been looking for.
Pribram believes memories are encoded not in neurons, or small groupings of neurons, but in patterns of nerve impulses that crisscross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of laser light interference crisscross the entire area of a piece of film containing a holographic image. In other words, Pribram believes the brain is itself a hologram.
Pribram's theory also explains how the human brain can store so many memories in so little space. It has been estimated that the human brain has the capacity to memorize something on the order of 10 billion bits of information during the average human lifetime (or roughly the same amount of information contained in five sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica).
Similarly, it has been discovered that in addition to their other capabilities, holograms possess an astounding capacity for information storage -- simply by changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. It has been demonstrated that one cubic centimeter of film can hold as many as 10 billion bits of information.
Our uncanny ability to quickly retrieve whatever information we need from the enormous store of our memories becomes more understandable if the brain functions according to holographic principles. If a friend asks you to tell him what comes to mind when he says the word "zebra", you do not have to clumsily sort back through some gigantic and cerebral alphabetic file to arrive at an answer. Instead, associations like "striped", "horselike", and "animal native to Africa" all pop into your head instantly.
Indeed, one of the most amazing things about the human thinking process is that many pieces of information seem instantly cross-correlated with other pieces of information -- another feature intrinsic to the hologram. Because every portion of a hologram is infinitely interconnected with every other portion, the mind is perhaps nature's supreme example of a cross-correlated system.
The storage of memory is not the only neurophysiological puzzle that becomes more tractable in light of Pribram's holographic model of the brain. Another is how the brain is able to translate the avalanche of frequencies it receives via the senses (light frequencies, sound frequencies, and so on) into the concrete world of our perceptions.
Encoding and decoding frequencies is precisely what a hologram does best. Just as a hologram functions as a sort of lens, a translating device able to convert an apparently meaningless blur of frequencies into a coherent image, Pribram believes the brain also comprises a lens and uses holographic principles to mathematically convert the frequencies it receives through the senses into the inner world of our perceptions.
Holographic Evidence
An impressive body of evidence suggests that the brain uses holographic principles to perform its operations. Pribram's theory, in fact, has gained increasing support among neurophysiologists.
Argentinian-Italian researcher Hugo Zucarelli recently extended the holographic model into the world of acoustic phenomena. Puzzled by the fact that humans can locate the source of sounds without moving their heads, even if they only possess hearing in one ear, Zucarelli discovered that holographic principles can explain this ability. Zucarelli has also developed the technology of holophonic sound, a recording technique able to reproduce acoustic situations with an almost uncanny realism. [listen to samples here and here - earphones needed]
Pribram's belief that our brains mathematically construct "hard" reality by relying on input from a frequency domain has also received a good deal of experimental support. It has been found that each of our senses is sensitive to a much broader range of frequencies than was previously suspected.
Researchers have discovered, for instance, that our visual systems are sensitive to sound frequencies, that our sense of smell is in part dependent on what are now called "osmic frequencies", and that even the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a broad range of frequencies. Such findings suggest that it is only in the holographic domain of consciousness that such frequencies are sorted out and divided up into conventional perceptions.
But the most mind-boggling aspect of Pribram's holographic model of the brain is what happens when it is put together with Bohm's theory. For if the concreteness of the world is but a secondary reality and what is "there" is actually a holographic blur of frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram and only selects some of the frequencies out of this blur and mathematically transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality?
Put quite simply, it ceases to exist. As the religions of the East have long upheld, the material world is Maya, a kind of superficial illusion, and although we may think we are physical beings moving through a physical world, this too may be more a sensory illusion than objective reality.
We may actually be "receivers" floating through a kaleidoscopic sea of frequency, and what we extract from this sea and transmogrify into physical reality is but one channel from many extracted out of the superhologram.
The Holographic Paradigm
This striking new picture of reality, the synthesis of Bohm and Pribram's views, has come to be called the holographic paradigm, and although many scientists have greeted it with skepticism, it has galvanized others.
A small but growing group of researchers believe it may be the most accurate model of reality science has arrived at thus far. More than that, some believe it may solve some mysteries that have never before been explainable by science and even establish the paranormal as a part of nature. Numerous researchers, including Bohm and Pribram, have noted that many para-psychological phenomena become much more understandable in terms of the holographic paradigm.
In a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected, telepathy may merely be the accessing of the holographic level.
With this model, it is obviously much easier to understand how information can travel from the mind of individual 'A' to that of individual 'B' at a far distance point, and to understand a number of other unsolved puzzles in psychology.
In particular, psychiatric researcher Dr. Stanislav Grof feels the holographic paradigm offers a model for understanding many of the baffling phenomena experienced by individuals during altered states of consciousness.
In the 1950s, while conducting research into the use of LSD as a psychotherapeutic tool, Grof had one female patient who suddenly became convinced she had assumed the identity of a female of a species of prehistoric reptile. During the course of her hallucination, she not only gave a richly detailed description of what it felt like to be encapsuled in such a form, but noted that the sexually arousing portion of the male of the species' anatomy was a patch of colored scales on the side of its head.
What was startling to Grof was that although the woman had no prior knowledge about such things, a conversation with a zoologist later confirmed that in certain species of reptiles, colored areas on the head do indeed play an important role as triggers of sexual arousal.
The woman's experience was not unique. During the course of his research, Grof encountered examples of patients regressing and identifying with virtually every species on the evolutionary tree (research findings which helped influence the man-into-ape scene in the movie Altered States). Moreover, he found that such experiences frequently contained obscure zoological details which turned out to be accurate.
Regressions into the animal kingdom were not the only puzzling psychological phenomena Grof encountered. He also had patients who appeared to tap into some sort of collective or racial unconscious. Individuals with little or no education suddenly gave detailed descriptions of Zoroastrian funerary practices and scenes from Hindu mythology. In other categories of experience, individuals gave persuasive accounts of out-of-body journeys, of precognitive glimpses of the future, of regressions into apparent past-life incarnations.
In later research, Grof found the same range of phenomena manifested in therapy sessions which did not involve the use of drugs. Because the common element in such experiences appeared to be the transcending of an individual's consciousness beyond the usual boundaries of ego and/or limitations of space and time, Grof called such manifestations "transpersonal experiences", and in the late '60s he helped found a branch of psychology called transpersonal psychology devoted entirely to their study.
Although Grof's newly founded Association of Transpersonal Psychology garnered a rapidly growing group of like-minded professionals and has become a respected branch of psychology, for years neither Grof or any of his colleagues were able to offer a mechanism for explaining the bizarre psychological phenomena they were witnessing. But that has changed with the advent of the holographic paradigm.
As Grof recently noted, if the mind is actually part of a continuum, a labyrinth that is connected not only to every other mind that exists or has existed, but to every atom, organism, and region in the vastness of space and time itself, the fact that it is able to occasionally make forays into the labyrinth and have transpersonal experiences no longer seems so strange.
Connecting Hard Science With the Holographic Paradigm
The holographic paradigm also has implications for so-called hard sciences like biology. Keith Floyd, a psychologist at Virginia Intermont College, has pointed out that if the concreteness of reality is but a holographic illusion, it would no longer be true to say the brain produces consciousness. Rather, it is consciousness that creates the appearance of the brain -- as well as the body and everything else around us we interpret as physical.
Such a turnabout in the way we view biological structures has caused researchers to point out that medicine and our understanding of the healing process could also be transformed by the holographic paradigm. If the apparent physical structure of the body is but a holographic projection of consciousness, it becomes clear that each of us is much more responsible for our health than current medical wisdom allows.
What we now view as miraculous remissions of disease may actually be due to changes in consciousness which in turn effect changes in the hologram of the body. Similarly, controversial new healing techniques such as visualization may work so well because, in the holographic domain of thought, images can ultimately be as real as "reality".
Even visions and experiences involving "non-ordinary" reality become explainable under the holographic paradigm. In his intriguing book "Gifts of Unknown Things," biologist Lyall Watson describes his encounter with an Indonesian shaman woman who, by performing a ritual dance, was able to make an entire grove of trees instantly vanish into thin air. Watson relates that as he and another astonished onlooker continued to watch the woman, she caused the trees to reappear, then "click" off again and on again several times in succession.
Although current scientific understanding is incapable of explaining such events, experiences like this become more tenable if "hard" reality is only a holographic projection. Perhaps we agree on what is "there" or "not there" because what we call consensus reality is formulated and ratified at the level of the human unconscious at which all minds are infinitely interconnected.
Limitless Implications
If this is true, it is the most profound implication of the holographic paradigm of all, for it means that experiences such as Watson's are not commonplace only because we have not programmed our minds with the beliefs that would make them so. In a holographic universe there are no limits to the extent to which we can alter the fabric of reality.
What we perceive as reality may be but a canvas waiting for us to draw upon it any picture we want. Anything is possible, from bending spoons with the power of the mind to the phantasmagoric events experienced by Castaneda during his encounters with the Yaqui brujo don Juan, for magic is our birthright, no more or less miraculous than our ability to compute the reality we want when we are in our dreams.
Indeed, even our most fundamental notions about reality become suspect, for in a holographic universe, as Pribram has pointed out, even random events would have to be seen as based on holographic principles and therefore determined. Synchronicities or meaningful coincidences suddenly makes sense, and everything in reality would have to be seen as a metaphor, for even the most haphazard events would express some underlying symmetry.
Whether Bohm and Pribram's holographic paradigm becomes accepted in science or dies an ignoble death remains to be seen, but it is safe to say that it has already had an influence on the thinking of many scientists.
And even if it is found that the holographic model does not provide the best explanation for the instantaneous communications that seem to be passing back and forth between subatomic particles, at the very least, as noted by Basil Hiley, a physicist at Birbeck College in London, Aspect's findings "indicate that we must be prepared to consider radically new views of reality".

For lots more fascinating material along these lines, don't miss Michael Talbot's highly engaging book The Holographic Universe.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hypnotized man can see through his daughter's body and reads inscription on the watch

Red Sky Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
We are told that our reality is what we can perceive with our 5 senses and if we start referring to something which others can't confirm, we are told that we are out of touch or delusional. What if we can show that what we all collectively perceive as reality, is only reality because majority of us believes in it. If we can hypnotize person and tell them that something doesn't exist, that person in the state of hypnosis won't be aware of this and or won't be affected by it.

Michael Talbot in The Holographic Universe tells following story.

“But the highlight of the evening was when he told Tom that when he came out of trance, his teenage daughter, Laura, would be completely invisible to him. Then, after having Laura stand directly in front of the chair in which Tom was sitting, the hypnotists awakened him and asked him if he could see her.
“Tom looked around the room and his gaze appeared to pass right through his giggling daughter. 'No,' he replied. The hypnotist asked Tom if he was certain, and again, despite Laura's rising giggles, he answered no. Then the hypnotist went behind Laura so he was hidden from Tom's view and pulled an object out of his pocket. He kept the object carefully concealed so that no one in the room could see it, and pressed it against the small of Laura's back. He asked Tom to identify the object. Tom leaned forward as if staring directly through Laura's stomach and said that it was a watch. The hypnotist nodded and asked if Tom could read the watch's inscription. Tom squinted as if struggling to make out the writing and recited both the name of the watch's owner (which happened to be a person unknown to any of us in the room) and the message. The hypnotist then revealed that the object was indeed a watch and passed it around the room so that everyone could see that Tom had read its inscription correctly.
“When I talked to Tom afterward, he said that his daughter had been absolutely invisible to him. All he had seen was the hypnotist standing and holding a watch cupped in the palm of his hand. Had the hypnotist let him leave without telling him what was going on, he never would have known he wasn't perceiving normal consensus reality.” (141)

Sidewalk chalk art by Julian Beever in progress. The beer to the left is also not"real".

Are we simply trained to see things as obstacles even if they are not? According to current neuroscience, we actually “see” very little, we see portion of what is there and we make up the reminder based on our experience and training.

To read more about our perception of reality and our reaction to it go here.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Heart recipient recognizes killer of the donor

Sleeping trees Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
In the book The Heart's Code, author Paul Pearsall, ph.d. talks about the case where one little girl who received heart from another young girl,  during sleep was able to recognize the murder of her heart donor.

Here is Psychiatrist testimony of the girl, who was the heart recipient.

"I have a patient, an eight-year-old little girl who received the heart of a murdered ten-year-old girl. Her mother brought her to me when she started screaming at night about her dreams of the man who had murdered her donor. She said her daughter knew who it was. ... Her mother and I finally decided to call the police and using the descriptions from the little girl, they found the murderer. He was easily convicted with the evidence my patient provided."

The book further explains that heart can think and the energy measured from heart is 10,000 time stronger than this of the brain. Since the girl who was the heart recipient received memories of the killed girl, we can reason that brain is not the only place where we do our thinking. That heart might be much more powerful than brain is and can have access to the consciousness where all the answers to our questions are available without using 5 of our senses.

Bogdan Fiedur

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Science shows that our hearts are connected..

Global Coherence Initiative
Global Coherence Initiative
Science is now showing that our hearts are connected and if this connection is strengthened and realized we can create shift in consciousness on the global scale. It appears that our consciousness affects magnetic field around the earth and if an effort of a larger group is directed at specific goal, this goal is measurable and visible with naked eye.
The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based, co-creative project to unite people in heart-focused care and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace.     

Only as a group we can make a difference in the world.  It is in our nature to want to contribute and give back. Collectively we can create a filed of thought which interacts with the earth  magnetic field, thus enabling even those who are not aware of the project and allow them to be more aligned with themselves and to receive benefits of common consciousness levels.


Visit these two website to investigate further.  

Perception of instability perpetuated by main stream media, creation of fear by agencies
designed to pass disinformation (e.g. Hollywood industry which is the master in creation of horror stories, basic instinct stimulation, creation of the perception of pleasure in holding of power, being rich and having accesses to unlimited powers), creates low level of human vibrations which are effective in severing the heart connection of the entire population. I talked about it in my other post Are we responsible for all what happens to us, including our health and wealth?

This kind of state is the needed component to maintain the status quo of hierarchy of power and slave-like relation of the mas population towards the rulers and world elite of power. In my view The Global Coherence Initiative is an attempt to bring consciousness level of humanity to such a level where false perception of scarcity, fear and need for governments with unlimited powers, will be changed to one of abundance, cooperation, self-ruling and peace.

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Are our lives predetermined?

Winter night Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Winter night Photo by Bogdan Fiedur

I'm finishing the book titled  "The Heart's Code" by Paul Pearsal, Ph.D.

This book is a scientific view of heart energies, called Energy Cardiology, and describes issues observed during and after heart transplantation as well other experiments in regards to heart research. Amongst many observations, there are significant proofs that recipient of a new heart inherits some of the characteristics of the donor.

What I would like to concentrate on today is rather different aspect of human heart.  The author of the above book, brings to our attention a study on identical twins where two brothers were separated at birth and adopted by two different families. The authors is pointing to heart connection between the two twins explaining why the two individuals leaving apart have so many similarities in their lives. 

Here is the list of remarkable similarities.
  • Both twins had been named James by their adoptive family.
  • The had each been married twice, the first time to women named Linda and the second time to wive named Betty.
  • They each named one of their sons James Alan.
  • They each had owned a dog they name Toy. 
  • They both reported a preference for Miller Lite beer, chain-smoked Salem cigarettes, and drove Chevrolets.
  • They each enjoyed the hobby of carpentry, which they practiced in similar basement workshops, making similar things. 
  • They both disliked baseball and said they were stock-car racing  buffs.
  • They had each served as sheriff's deputies in their respective communities.
  • They had each severely chewed their fingernails.     
  • Each was reported by their spouses to be very demonstrative in their affection and to constantly be leaving love notes around the house.
  • They had voted identically in three prior presidential elections.
  • Both said they were present oriented rather than past or future oriented
  • Both had taken several vacations to the same beach area in Florida. 
  • Their blood pressure, weight, pulse rates, and sleep patterns were nearly identical.
  • Both had suffered from hemorrhoids, had put on an extra ten pounds at the same time in their life, had undergone a vasectomy, had idenical brain-wave patterns in reaction to stress, and suffered from tension and  migraine headaches that usually began in the late afternoons and had begun to occur in their life at age eighteen.
When you look at the list of similarities, it is hard to deny that what happens here is more than coincidence.  Is this because these two individuals were connected energetically at birth being identical twins and their choices in life are influenced by each other at the distance without them realizing that, or simply our lives are predetermined in large degree and two identical twins are identical also on the energetic level (call it a soul), thus their choices are influence from the same spiritual realm.

It is interesting to note that identical twins are more similar if they are separated at birth than those which live together.

Bogdan Fiedur

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Broken Wing - Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Vine frozen in ice Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Vine frozen in ice Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Stories like this below we hear from time to time and get inspired by them. We are amazed by the human spirit and ways in which people get transformed. After we read story like this below, we feel emotions and are wanting to be part of events like this. Then we start doing things which support our lives and we forget about the story. We keep reading newspapers and watching the news which feed us with information about how dangerous is the world and how another criminal is on the lose. How we should rely more on police and government and how we should trust our elected leaders who will throw more money on security and build more jails. 

Hey this is to the leaders.

How about inspiring people more and telling them about transforming stories like these one below? How about instead of building more jails, building facilities and staffing them with people who can teach leadership and cooperation? How about providing social education for disadvantaged children and challenging them with creativity and positive contribution instead of labeling them and leaving them to play on the streets. I could go on and on. But I hope you get the point. If you are real leaders then lead, don't sell your empty promises and don't spend our money on projects which are only to strengthen your position.

Broken Wing - Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
By Jim Hullihan
Some people are just doomed to be failures. That's the way some adults look at troubled kids. Maybe you've heard the saying, "A bird with a broken wing will never fly as high." I'm sure that T. J. Ware was made to feel this way almost every day in school.
By high school, T. J. was the most celebrated troublemaker in his town. Teachers literally cringed when they saw his name posted on their classroom lists for the next semester. He wasn't very talkative, didn't answer questions and got into lots of fights. He had flunked almost every class by the time he entered his senior year, yet was being passed on each year to a higher grade level. Teachers didn't want to have him again the following year. T. J. was moving on, but definitely not moving up.
I met T. J. for the first time at a weekend leadership retreat. All the students at school had been invited to sign up for ACE training, a program designed to have students become more involved in their communities. T. J. was one of 405 students who signed up.
When I showed up to lead their first retreat, the community leaders gave me this overview of the attending students: "We have a total spectrum represented today, from the student body president to T. J. Ware, the boy with the longest arrest record in the history of town." Somehow, I knew that I wasn't the first to hear about T. J.'s darker side as the first words of introduction.
At the start of the retreat, T. J. was literally standing outside the circle of students, against the back wall, with that "go ahead, impress me" look on his face. He didn't readily join the discussion groups, didn't seem to have much to say. But slowly, the interactive games drew him in.
The ice really melted when the groups started building a list of positive and negative things that had occurred at school that year. T. J. had some definite thoughts on those situations. The other students in T. J.'s group welcomed his comments. All of a sudden T. J. felt like a part of the group, and before long he was being treated like a leader. He was saying things that made a lot of sense, and everyone was listening. T. J. was a smart guy, and he had some great ideas.
The next day, T. J. was very active in all the sessions. By the end of the retreat, he had joined the Homeless Project team. He knew something about poverty, hunger and hopelessness. The other students on the team were impressed with his passionate concern and ideas. They elected T. J. co-chairman of the team. The student council president would be taking his instruction from T. J. Ware.
When T. J. showed up at school on Monday morning, he arrived to a firestorm. A group of teachers were protesting to the school principal about his being elected co-chairman. The very first communitywide service project was to be a giant food drive, organized by the Homeless Project team. These teachers couldn't believe that the principal would allow this crucial beginning to a prestigious, three-year action plan to stay in the incapable hands of T. J. Ware.
They reminded the principal, "He has an arrest record as long as your arm. He'll probably steal half the food." Mr. Coggshall reminded them that the purpose of the ACE program was to uncover any positive passion that a student had and reinforce its practice until true change can take place. The teachers left the meeting shaking their heads in disgust, firmly convinced that failure was imminent.
Two weeks later, T. J. and his friends led a group of 70 students in a drive to collect food. They collected a school record: 2,854 cans of food in just two hours. It was enough to fill the empty shelves in two neighborhood centers, and the food took care of needy families in the area for 75 days.
The local newspaper covered the event with a full-page article the next day. That newspaper story was posted on the main bulletin board at school, where everyone could see it. T. J.'s picture was up there for doing something great, for leading a record-setting food drive. Every day he was reminded about what he did. He was being acknowledged as leadership material.
T. J. started showing up at school every day and answered questions from teachers for the first time. He led a second project, collecting 300 blankets and 1,000 pairs of shoes for the homeless shelter. The event he started now yields 9,000 cans of food in one day, taking care of 70 percent of the need for food for one year.
T. J. reminds us that a bird with a broken wing only needs mending. But once it has healed, it can fly higher than the rest. T. J. got a job. He became productive. He is flying quite nicely these days.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Don't Worry Be Happy :):):)

Real winter Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Real winter Photo by Bogdan Fiedur

Don't Worry, Be Happy
From the Movie "Cocktails"
Performed by Bobby McFerrin

Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don't worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy......

Ain't got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don't worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don't worry, be happy
Lood at me I am happy
Don't worry, be happy
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy
Don't worry, be happy
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got not girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy (now).....

There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don't worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry
You make it double
Don't worry, be happy......
Don't worry don't do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon past
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Expert on lie detector discovers that plants can recognize people and more..

Snow during night Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Snow during night Photo by Bogdan Fiedur

According to an expert on lie detectors,  Cleve Backster, founder of the FBI's polygraph unit, plants can feel, plants have ESP, plants are experts at detecting lies, plants can recognize people, plants have remote sensitivity and more.

Cleve Backster

Using  lie detector tests, Backster claimed that everything in the universe is interconnected and capable of producing emotional responses. For example polygraph was hooked to the plant. When Ceve Backster manged to create perception of a threat to the plant, polygraph readings would jump on the scale at the time of creation of the thought (in which he would imagine plant's leaves burning). He didn't actually need to burn the leaves of the plant, past experience of such an event and  the intention of the experimenter to repeat that act was enough to spike the reading of the lie detector.
Backster's biocommunications work is most famously discussed in The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Doctor emptied a ward of mentally insane criminals by just saying a few words to himself

Frost paintings- Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Frost paintings- Photo by Bogdan Fiedur

Dr. Hew Len, the Teacher of the healing system Ho'oponopono
Dr. Hew Len is hired as a psychologist in mental hospital (mentally insane criminals) and all he does, he sits in his office and looks through his patient's files. He puts himself in the position of the sick patient and takes full responsibility for what the patient did. Then he heals himself by using empathy and feeling of their pain and expressing love towards the person he was working on.  Sounds unreal? It might, but apparently this is true story. Within four years the entire ward was closed because there were no more sick people to be admitted there. This case happened more than 30 years ago in Hawaii State Hospital.

Check out the full story here. 

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

I look where its good - I know about the bad, but I look for the good

Flower enjoying winter Photo by Bogdan Fiedur
Flower enjoying winter Photo by Bogdan Fiedur

Why you are so optimistic? Because life is so beautiful answers 105 year old Alice Somer Herz who survived concentration camp. 

Alice Somer former pianist believes that in order to be happy one has to have close relationship with music and be optimistic. One has to see beauty everywhere. She plays piano everyday to feel spiritual.  She believes that if one want something they can always achieve it.  Have satisfaction to have done something well as your guide to happiness. She is Jewish but music is her real religion.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Is "giving away" a secret to happiness and health?

Manitoba winter night photo  by Bogdan Fiedur
Manitoba winter night photo  by Bogdan Fiedur
A retired Scottish-born man should have died long ago. Feeling sick from medication, he decides to give all his money away and have fun along the way. 11 years later (should be dead according to science and main stream medicine) he keeps giving away his retirement money and makes others happy. He keeps himself happy and thinks that even Bill Gates can't be as happy as himself.

After nine heart surgeries, "Harmonica Man" Andy Mackie stopped his prescriptions and used the money to spread the joy of music to kids. Watch Mackie in Steve Hartman's "Asssignment America."

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

If you knew what happens to you after death, would you live different life?

Beautiful sunset at Lake Manitoba   Photo Bogdan Fiedur

Graham Hancock experience with ayahuasca thought him a lesson and he decided to change direction of his life after he has been shown what awaits him after death if he doesn't change the way he lives. He discusses on TED how his consciousness changed and how he was awaken to the beauty of life and how he started understanding connection with his spirit. 

Graham Hancock is the author of The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis, Heaven's Mirror, Supernatural and other bestselling investigations of historical mysteries.

His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over five million copies worldwide. His public lectures and broadcasts, including two major TV series, Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity's past. Hancock's first venture into fiction, Entangled, was published in 2010 and his second novel, War God, on the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, will be published on 30 May 2013. Hancock maintains an active Facebook presence: His website is:

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