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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How To Change The World By Changing Yourself (Journey Inward to Self Photo Blog)

Hi Everybody!
How about a journey inside yourself to find out who You are? Always something different in this Happening Blog!!!!!!

That is what I am talking about:  something different. Expose yourself to different ideas than You have always had. You do not have to believe anything new if You do not want to, yet no harm done in listening to other ideas and expanding your own knowledge.

We all have heard by now of big changes coming for the World (supposedly) in December 2012. There are many videos devoted to this subject from all different points of view. They are all on You Tube should You want to have a look yourself.

Tonight the focus will be on one video I saw that seemed enlightening to me.
How To change the World by changing Yourself.  Do an inventory on You and who You think You are. Maybe it is time for an update for You also!

I have found some old ideas and new ideas plus a couple of surprises presented here for You.

It seems to me the main problem with people is we all want to be "King".
You need to know You already are Royalty!!  Enjoy!  On With The Show
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Below is the link to Gregg Braden Website:
Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts by Dr. Deepak Chopra 
Brilliant and insightful... I see Gregg Braden as one of our great visionaries by Dr. Wayne Dyer 

About Gregg Braden - Author and Speaker

Gregg Braden - Author and Speaker
NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author GREGG BRADEN is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970's energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last years of the Cold War. In 1991 he became the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that ensures the reliability of today's internet.
For more than 25 years Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. His work is now featured on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, The Sci Fi Channel and NBC.
To date, Gregg's discoveries have led to such paradigm-shattering books as: The Isaiah EffectThe God CodeThe Divine Matrix, and Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age, which debuted at #5 on the New York Timesbestseller list two weeks after its release. Deep Truth is the newest book by Gregg Braden.
Today Gregg's work is published in 17 languages and 33 countries (see translations) and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.
Learn more about GREGG BRADEN by contacting us atWisdom Traditions.

Your information section is from Wikipedia about Mayanism
(please refer to link for complete article) 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mayanism is a non-codified eclectic collection of New Age beliefs, influenced in part by Pre-Columbian Maya mythology and some folk beliefs of the modern Maya peoples.[1][2] Adherents of this belief system are not to be confused with Mayanists, scholars who research the historical Maya civilization.
Contemporary Mayanism places less emphasis on contacts between the ancient Maya and lost lands than in the work of early writers such as Godfrey HigginsCharles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg and Augustus Le Plongeon, alluding instead to possible contacts withextraterrestrial life. However, it continues to include references to Atlantis.[3] Notions about extraterrestrial influence on the Maya can be traced to the book Chariots of the Gods? by Erich von Däniken, whose ancient astronaut theories were in turn influenced by the work ofPeter Kolosimo and especially the team of Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels, authors of Le Matin des Magiciens. These latter writers were inspired by the fantasy literature of H. P. Lovecraft[4] and publications by Charles Fort. However, there remain elements of fascination with lost continents and lost civilizations, especially as popularized by 19th century science fiction and speculative fiction by authors such as Jules VerneEdward Bulwer-Lytton, and H. Rider Haggard and the more recent pseudoscientific nonfiction of authors such as Zecharia Sitchin and Graham Hancock. Mayanism experienced a revival in the 1970s through the work of Frank Waters, a writer on the subject of Hopi mythology.[5] His The Book on the Hopi' is rejected "as largely ersatz by Hopi traditionalists". [6] In 1970, Waters was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant to support research in Mexico and Central America. This resulted in his 1975 bookMexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness, a discussion of Mesoamerican culture strongly colored by Waters' beliefs in astrologyprophecy, and the lost continent of Atlantis.[7] It has gained new momentum in the context of the 2012 phenomenon, especially as presented in the work of New Age author John Major Jenkins, who asserts that Mayanism is "the essential core ideas or teachings of Maya religion and philosophy" in his 2009 book The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History..[8]
Mayanism therefore has a complex history that draws from many different sources on the fringes of mainstream archaeology. It has gained growing attention through its influence on popular culture through pulp fictionscience fictionfantasy literature, and more recently cinemagraphic novelsfantasy role-playing games (especially Dungeons & Dragons), and video games. It has also drawn inspiration from the success of The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, a novel that refers to the fictional discovery of a Pre-Columbian self-help manuscript in South America.
Mayanism has been promoted by specific publishing houses, most notably Inner Traditions - Bear & Company, which has produced a number of books on the theme of 2012 by authors such as José ArgüellesJohn Major JenkinsCarl Johan Calleman, and Barbara Hand Clow. Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. has published works by New Age authors Daniel Pinchbeck and John Major Jenkins that have further contributed to a growing interest in Mayanism. The Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012, by Guatemalan author Carlos Barrios,[9] is another recent contribution to this genre

Basic beliefs

Since Mayanism is used to refer to a diverse collection of beliefs, it has no central doctrine. However, a basic premise is that the ancient Maya understood aspects of the human experience and human consciousness that remain poorly understood in modern Western culture. This includes insights into cosmology and eschatology as well as lost knowledge of advanced technology and ecology that, when known, can be used to improve the human condition and create a future Utopia. However, as a New Age belief system, Mayanism scorns academic scholarship, giving preference to knowledge gained through revelation and prophecy and to traditional knowledge (or what is imagined to be traditional knowledge). Mayanism literature frequently features beliefs and theories that ignore and reject physical evidence, facts, or knowledge, particularly when that evidence supports the academic Mayanist theories that contradict Mayanism'sbeliefs. As a result, the beliefs of Mayanism tend to be characterized by a combination of esotericism and syncretism, rather than being the result of either formal controlled field research or detailed scholarly research that has been based on a broad range of primary sources.

[edit]Maya calendar themes

A relatively recent current in Mayanism is the use of novel, non-Maya interpretations of the Maya calendar in contemporary astrology. One example of this would be the Dreamspell promoted by New Age spiritual leader José Argüelles. Maya astrology was also promoted by Kenneth Johnson in his book Jaguar Wisdom: Mayan Calendar Magic.[13] Another example would be the "Mayan Time Science" described by Carl Johan Calleman in his book Solving the Greatest Mystery of Our Time: The Mayan Calendar,[14] which also promotes a model of unilineal evolution based on the author's interpretations of calendric cycles. The work of Ian Lungold also falls into this category.

[edit]December 21, 2012

The significance of this date in Mayanism stems from the ending of the current baktun cycle of the Maya calendar in 2012, which many believe will create a global "consciousness shift" and the beginning of a new age. This has come to be known as the 2012 phenomenon. Speculation about this date can be traced to the first edition of The Maya (1966) by Michael D. Coe, in which he suggested the date of December 24, 2011 as one on which the Maya believed "Armageddon would overtake the degenerate peoples of the world and all creation.".[15] This date became the subject of speculation by Frank Waters, who devotes two chapters to its interpretation, including discussion of an astrological chart for this date and its association with Hopi prophecies in Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness (1975).[7] The significance of the year 2012 (but not a specific day) was mentioned briefly by José Argüelles in The Transformative Vision: Reflections on the Nature and History of Human Expression (1975)[16] and (without reference to the ancient Maya) by Terence McKenna and Dennis McKenna in The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching (1975).[17]
Waters' book inspired further speculation in the mid-1980s, including revision of the date by the McKennas, Argüelles, and John Major Jenkins to one corresponding with the winter solstice in 2012. Interpretations of the date became the subject of further speculation byJosé Argüelles in The Mayan Factor: Path Beyond Technology (1987), promoted for the 1987 Harmonic Convergence. It received further elaboration in the Novelty theory of Terence McKenna. The supposed prediction of an astronomical conjunction of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy with the winter solstice Sun on December 21, 2012, referred to by Jenkins in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date (1998)[18] and Galactic Alignment:The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions (2002)[19] as having been predicted by the ancient Maya and others, is a much-anticipated event in Mayanism. Although Jenkins suggests that ancient Maya knowledge of this event was based on observations of the "dark rift" in the Milky Way as seen from Earth (this dark rift, it is said by some Mayan scholars, was believed by some Mayans to be one of the entrances to Xibalba), others see it as evidence of knowledge imparted via ancient contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. The relevance of modern "dark rift" observations to Pre-Columbian and traditional Maya beliefs is strongly debated, and academic archaeologists reject all theories regarding extraterrestrial contact, but it is clear that the promotion of Mayanism through interest in 2012 is contributing to the evolution of religious syncretism in contemporary Maya communities. Psychonaut author Daniel Pinchbeckpopularized New Age concepts about this date, linking it to beliefs about crop circlesalien abduction, and personal revelations based on the use of entheogens and mediumship in his 2006 book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl.[20]
Carl Johan Calleman differs in that he sees 28 October 2011 and not 21 December 2012 as the pivotal end date. Calleman does not see the date as an apocalypse but a slow transformation of consciousness with people beginning to experience a higher 'unity consciousness'.[21]

[edit]Mayanism, shamanism, and "Toltecs"

Shamanism has become a significant component of Mayanism, in part due to the scholarly interpretation of ancient Maya rulers as shamans and the popularity of Carlos Castaneda, whose books described his apprenticeship to a Yaqui sorcerer. However, Castaneda's work is seen as being fictional, inaccurate, misleading, and plagiaristic, and there is no proof that don Juan (the sorcerer) is not a fictional character.[22][23] Although the Yaqui are indigenous to the Sonoran Desert region of northern Mexico and southern Arizona, far from the Maya region, Mayanism often conflates the concept of Toltec (Castaneda) with the Toltec who interacted with the ancient Maya. This stems from 19th century speculations by Brasseur and Charnay about the Toltecs as a white, Aryan race that brought advanced civilization to the Americas either through a migration from Asia across the Bering Strait (according to Charnay) or emigration from the lost continent of Atlantis (according to Brasseur).[24]
One of many themes in Mayanism related to shamanism is the use of entheogens to induce altered states of consciousness and thereby gain insight and wisdom. The most common medicinal plant used by the ancient Maya was tobacco (Nicotiana), which was ingested by smoking or drinking an infusion. The use of a number of psychotropic substances is well documented in the culture of ancient Mesoamerica. These include various mushrooms that contain psilocybin, the morning glory, (Ipomoea and Rivea corymbosa), the moonflower (Datura spp.), the water lily (Nymphaea), cohoba (Anadenanthera spp.), and the cane toad (Bufo marinus), a source ofbufotenin, However, the importance of entheogens by the ancient Maya has been inferred primarily through the study of iconographyrather than direct archaeological evidence. This includes representations of the administration of substances by enema in ancient Maya art.


Wake Yourself Up-Just Push Play

For me, I have a special place where I go to think, meditate, pray, whatever You want to call it. It is Rainbow Creek where I live.  Your photostudy tonight is  my images from the banks of the creek. Remember, I did not put the light in the sky or on the water. The camera recorded the light. If you do not have a place to think, you are welcome to come here to Rainbow Creek and focus on You!  Enjoy!

I have finally found the PATH. 
It is through the Gateway of Colorful Joy in our Hearts. Starting today why not stop trying to control or change anybody else? You only have to change Yourself! 
Those who refuse to change themselves will be left behind. You must change to being Good. Here is the bad news:  The Party is Over. Give up the alcohol. Give up the drugs. Get up off the couch and start working out. Get in shape- body and mind. Your Future depends on You making the positive changes You need to make for You. Step Up to the Plate!!
I am with You-Here is the way:
Just Push Play!

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time!!

Of course, one more great performance:
Turn up the Volume, Just Push Play!