Rainbows in My Brain

brain based learningA fabulous image found at http://funderstanding.com! 

First, let me remind you of something I tell myself every day: that every word I dare to publish in this Dia.BLOG.ue comes from and with the full knowledge that not one of us is going to die a natural death where the cause of death will read “Terminal uniqueness”.

For this reason, whenever my body, heart, brain or spirit go into a state I call ‘mid-mourning’, remembering to keep my heart open, my head up, my ‘wings’ unfurled, and my eyes open is critical, because rainbows only appear mid-morning or past mid-afternoon.

For me, these glorious Technicolor arcs are runways or launch pads, and just seeing the conditions for one helps me prepare for wheels up or lift-off. When they do, my spirit goes into flight mode and suddenly my burdens, usually an illusion, and fear, too often a delusion, soars into the Gratitude Zone that is essential for perspective and to return to Love.

The thing to remember is that a rainbow can’t appear in our physical reality when the sun is high. It seems local to me that this is why when I’m reaching for ‘light’ or running too fast; or when I get stuck or otherwise park myself under an emotional cloud; or when I forget and start thinking a Thought to death that I wind up lost in mental fog my spirit wandering in a self-generated miasma. No doubt this is why when an inner rainbow does appear, as well one in the heavens, it feels like the miracle that it is.

I’ve learned, yes, the $%^&* hard way, that when I’m in pain, staying open, keeping my sense of humour and facing whatever the storm is brewing or raging is critical, because when the light breaks through that’s the only place the rainbow is going to appear.

A MidLight Snack

When our heart lights are on full beam, the path ahead of us is clear and our attitudes can easily lift. Such lightness is the key to harnessing freedom. Becoming and being the Light we are meant to be is the only way to bring about the Compassion that is ready to be felt, heard and seen!

Seasons and Cycles

Today as Mother Earth continues her pirouette, in the North we are counting down the remaining days of Autumn (as the kids ridiculously mark the calendar, already naming the number of sleeps until Christmas). In the South friends are shedding layers, watching as the verdant greens of Spring transform into the muted tones of Summer.

Continue reading Seasons and Cycles

Please join us for the first “REALationship Dialogues”

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On Sunday, September 7, we’re going initiate a series of Sunday morning dialogues using the Mereon Matrix to explore new ways to grow healthy relationships. We’re asking people to register by simply filling out a form you can find here. We’d also like to have you share a question that you’d like to have be the topic of the hour. We’ll be doing this with video, so you can see us do the ‘draw’!

Note: I will be posting the questions as you ask them!

And please, if you haven’t visited Mereon.org in a while (or ever) do stop by. Yes, we know it’s an information black hole in many ways, but it’s still well worth exploring especially as it will be going through major transformation in the coming months. While we’ll do our best to keep the URL archive intact, we all know how the best of intentions sometimes grow/go!

Economics and Egonomics: Disparity and Despair

LifestylesIn the interview with Eldon Taylor yesterday, the issue of wealth came up in terms of using the Mereon Matrix build a whole and healthy system. Sadly, as we all  know, we live in a world where we’ve created something far less than a balanced system as the graphic below makes crystal clear.

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Image credit: “High income country economies by World Bank”

From Forbes:

“As the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam International has released a new report called, “Working for the Few,” that contains some startling statistics on what it calls the “growing tide of inequality.”

The report states:

  • Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.
  • The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.
  • The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.
  • Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.
  • The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012.
  • In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.”

The quote that Eldon pulled from “The Mereon Matrix; Unity, perspective and Paradox” (Elsevier 2013) does not advocate for the redistribution of wealth, nor do I. The quote he took from the book states: “As you will discover, Mereon principles show that energy, materials and resources of all kinds must be distributed equally; if any part of a system suffers, the entire system is at risk. Stasis is not a characteristic of a vibrant living system; the ecosystem of the aged Earth is held in an exquisitely delicate balance and humanity is already experiencing shifts in its equilibrium.”

This is not to advocate for a Robin Hood mentality.

The next paragraph reads:

“It is time to individually and collectively become positive and proactive allies, changing as needed to keep up our end of the reasonable and tacit agreement that we are custodians of Gaia with a duty of care, not only to Lovelock’s ‘living Earth’ but to our children and our children’s children.”

The ‘we’ referenced here is not only those who live in the blue zone in the image above.

The Royal We is all 7,179,000,000+ members of the human family.

The Mereon Matrix provides us with knowledge that makes it clear that its time to look at WHY a single economic system is making the entire world sick. A model of a ‘perfectly’ functioning system, we can all certainly agree that individually and as a supposed civilisation, we fall far short of that mark. If a healthy system can indeed be rebuilt using the Matrix, we must remember that perfection is what we are, not something any of us can do individually or collectively. However, if we have the guts, moral courage, to recognise that something is wrong with these numbers, and stand up to insist that something be done to re-balance what is, things will change.

And personally, my perspective is that we and the world can change for the better without politicians telling constituents, consumers, to drive a gas guzzling car to the mall to go shopping in order to generate the economy necessary to fuel a war.

True spirituality is noble ethic and morality in motion. Sacred geometry indeed, and using a Love Knot to untangle the mess we have made of this gorgeous planet we all call Home.

While some might say the following are ‘relative’, consider the quality of life vs. a lifestyle with regard to what someone from the Blue Zone would find should they decide to retire to one of the lower ‘high’ income countries much less one of the ‘middle income’ places…

And if you think that someone is living ‘well’ on the equivalent of $230-$990 a year, it’s time to plan a trip…

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