“Conspiracy” Against Humanity

I’m sure ya’ll have either played or heard of the game, Cards Against Humanity. This game had personally seen me through high school and college, and the many outrageous outbursts of hysterical laughs. I have always thought this game was ridiculous, but it wasn’t until about a week ago while playing CAH that I realized the title implied a game that is “anti” humanity. This thought triggered an interesting insight of observing our rude, judgement, playful and extreme nature. I thought have people always been this extreme or has our society developed this behavior?

The Ying Yang of Cards Against Humanity

This game is all about gimmick’s. It’s all about making fun of the normal, the famous, the unknown and the most absolute random things possible. The guys behind Cards Against Humanity even produced a controversial gimmick to protest Black Friday. They think the holiday is bullshit, so just to prove their point they chose to literally sell boxes of bullshit for $6 in which 300,000 people fell for their prams and received a box full of poop. More often than not humanity astounds me at our creativity to be as absurd as possible.

Currently our American society lives to make fun and judge others, this may be entertaining, but what affect is it having on our collective-consciousness and social interactions? Due to the divergence of the victim and the bully we are living in the extreme, resting on the poles of our dualist reality causing disorders, disease, disconnect and disempowerment. The “fool” has always been part of our nature, but where is the balance of entertainment and insult?…Unfortunately bullying is an increasing problem in our world today, which arises the question of the role of humor in our youth and the over all development of the Self.

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~ William Shakespeare

Eastern Body | Western Mind

Ever pick up a book and miraculously have every page you open to synchronize with your life? Well that is happening to me right now with this revolutionary book called, Eastern Body Western MindThe author, Dr. Anodea Judith is well renowned for her writings on psychological, mythological, historical and spiritual insights on the sentient human potential. In this book she ties all her lifelong studies and passions into one educated theory on the development of consciousness through the Chakra System. Not only does she go into depth about each chakra and what it governs in the different aspects of the Self, but she also explains how excess and deficiencies of each chakra based on our development through life can cause certain disorders and imbalances both physically and mentally. To top it off, she gives insights on how to heal and open our nervous system so every part of our Self can flow in harmony. I reccomend this book to anyone who sees themselves walking the path to their higher self and searches for knowledge and balance.

Chakra system
Chakra system

Looking Back

Memory is a very curious thing. Sometimes it lasts, other times its gone in a second. Some memories haunt us and flood our reality and the slightest smell, sound or interaction can being us right back into that moment. Life is a full sensory experience, therefore our memory is not just mental but physical as well. Memory is a temporary subjective perception on the recollection of our experiences. Therefore, we have the power to control what we remember and how it makes us feel. Negative memories usually last longer and seem to reoccur more because negative memories threaten our basic instinct of survival. Unfortunately we can’t go back in time and undo these unsettling events, but we can change how we remember them. If we succumb to the threat of the memory, we are not growing from our lesson of life. We are remaining in the same karmic pattern trapped in our own web of fears. But if we focus on the memory, feel the experience fully and let it go, we can gain a hidden secret in the memory and live beyond the threat. Here we can begin to acknowledge our past, without fully falling back into the same rut. Memories can be used to our benefit and to grow from and use as a tool of actualization.

“We don’t knowing anything until we remember it…” ~ Alan Watts