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From altering-perspectives.com:

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An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?

While it might not sound like much for scientists to declare that many nonhuman animals possess conscious states, it’s the open acknowledgement that’s the big news here. The body of scientific evidence is increasingly showing that most animals are conscious in the same way that we are, and it’s no longer something we can ignore.

What’s also very interesting about the declaration is the group’s acknowledgement that consciousness can emerge in those animals that are very much unlike humans, including those that evolved along different evolutionary tracks, namely birds and some cephalopods.

“The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states,” they write, “Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors.”

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Still Shining.

From daseinproject.com

From daseinproject.com

Somewhere within this withered husk,
a shining soul hides from dawn to dusk.
When the sun lays down her head to rest,
the roaming spirit, dreaming, travels best.

Then, unfettered by a conscious mind,
leaves all its earthly aches behind.
With spirit kin to guide their starry way,
wonder to go back or there to stay.

// From HighExistence Dose of Awesomeness:

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// For the last few months I have been habitually drawing a thin circle on the top of my left hand. The idea was that every time I noticed this circle, I would be reminded/compelled to return to a present, zen state. This worked so well that I decided to have it tattooed on a few nights ago.

I’ve since discovered the immense potential (and fun) of attributing specific ‘powers’ to parts of your body or objects. Read on to understand what I’m talking about!

Placebo is Powerful

Thanks to the power of belief, you can can turn anything into a power-up button of any kind. The trick is to associate the change you wish to feel with the action. Over and over and over. It might feel forced at first, but the feel will become more natural as the association grows stronger. Remember: the power is in your mind.

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Intuition, Connecting With The Soul!

From Eric Greenberg.

The physical world teaches us five primary senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. These are the senses of our body, and they serve as ways to perceive the physical world. Too often, that is all people listen to, or think is real.

The body, despite being physical, houses other senses, some of which seem hidden. But, nothing is hidden when we open our self to greater levels of awareness and consciousness. The sixth sense is intuition, a most powerful gift and tool.

Intuition is our ability to sense, understand, and know through feeling and cognition, without any measurable or apparent physical evidence to the five physical senses. Intuition is what we just ‘know’ without even understanding why or how. Intuition is knowledge from Spirit, which nests in the heart, and it comes from our Soul speaking to us, through us.

We live within our Soul, which seems paradoxical, but is not. We are in the body, and the Soul, of course, rests in that. But what is it that animates the body? The Soul, and the body must be within its web of life force in order to be animated.

Intuition is our Soul’s way of guiding us. It leads to higher possibilities, and to protection and warning as well. The guardian Angel people talk about is the Soul manifested into a modality in which people can receive communication that they can relate to. It is not bound by the physical dimensions of time and space, and it gives us messages that transcend.

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Catch the moments

Catch the moments

hold the solitude

against

the others.

 

Empty spaces inside

times of company

Move freely

beyond the laughter

Live on many

levels

 

Look for the silent rainbow

seagulls in the darkness

mute loveliness

beyond

the sadness

Be here

 

Take  emotions

to heart

feel widely and deeply

Take it all in

Now

There is no other time

 

Weave into a whole

the threads

of consciousness

create integrity

Be many sided.

Running With the Pack…

Somewhere between where the day and night so briefly meet, I slid into a the consciousness of one of my canine brothers, I melded with a wolf. It was only for a moment, but one can learn a lifetime of knowledge in a moment’s time… It felt strange and exhilarating to run like the wind on all fours, to feel an abundance of strength in my muscles and sinews, to move with supreme grace and without effort. I remember answering the call of the Moon, the boiling of my blood, the craving, the fearlessness.

I remember not thinking, just feeling, just being, just there. I was conscious of myself in relation to my surroundings, of space and time and movement, especially of movement. I could sense the living beings and their exact location in the surrounding landscape. As if I had a map in my mind’s eye and could place every living being in it. I felt instantaneously whether they formed a threat or were friendly and whether they were still or in motion, moving towards me or away from me…

I was connected, connected to the clan, with a communication of the spirit, that sprang from the mere fact that we are family and thus are linked, in the blood. I could sense my brother on my left and my sister on my right… and they in turn could sense me. In effect the whole clan knew where every other member was located on the hunting ground.

I could feel everything, because everything was alive, all beings, all things. First off all there was the clan and then the other blood-beings. Then there were the plants that felt slightly less alive, but not much! I could even feel the elders that were there already before us, our ancestors. And I felt the earth on which we ran and ran, and the still, patient rocks, and the living water, always moving. And then there were the strange things that were almost non-living, the man-made things, which felt somehow not quite right. As though they did not actually belong, as if they had been mislaid…

And then came the sense of smell… Everything I needed to know about my clan was bourne on the wind by their scent: Is my brother sick or in good health? Is he angry or content? Is my niece in heat…? And then there was the scent of the prey of course, most necessary and respected of beings, who help us survive… Who can run, but can not hide!

Yes, I had a good run with the clan, if only for a moment! And I respect and admire them all the more for it.

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