Redemption For Novak Djokovic – From Banned To Champion

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After not being allowed to compete in the 2022 Australian Open because he was unvaccinated, Novak Djokovic comes full circle and wins in 2023.

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Examining Extra-Dimensional Life & Worlds That May Exist Within Our Own

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The possibility of multiple universes and multiple dimensions is not the stuff of science fiction. These discussions have been had throughout history. They were written about in ancient Greece, by Anaximander, and in Vedic scriptures, eastern philosophy and more. These concepts are found in almost every culture we know about, and span all centuries throughout human existence. This trend hasn’t stopped.

Today, there are multiple scientific theories that support the idea of parallel universes and multiple dimensions beyond our own, like string theory for example. Many researchers also base their ideas of parallel universes on quantum mechanics, the mathematical description of subatomic particles. In quantum mechanics, multiple states of existence for tiny particles are all possible at the same time — a “wave function” encapsulates all of those possibilities.

Coupled with these theories are also strange ‘paranormal’ events that have been witnessed by people over the years.

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All of these factors and more make for an interesting discussion.

If There Are Other Dimensions, Do They Also Hold Life?

Plato once wrote, in his work,  Phaedo,

“And upon the Earth are animals and men, some in a middle region, others (elementals) dwelling about the air as we dwell about the sea; others in islands which the air flows round, near the continent; and in a word, the air is used by them as the water and the sea are by us, and the ether is to them what the air is to us.”

Plato, Phaedo

Related Pulse Article: Earth, Water, Air & Fire: Why Is The Fifth Element (Aether) Completely Ignored?

Philostratus called “the Athenian,” was a Greek sophist of the Roman imperial period. In his works, “The Life of Apollonius,” he explains,

“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed; but they replied; “Of elements.” “Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four,” said Larchas,  “but five.” “And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside of water and air and earth and fire?” “There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.” “Am I,” said Appollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” said the other.

– The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, 220AD

It’s hard to know where to start because there are so many examples within the lore. Take Shambhala, for example, which is spoken about in Buddhist lore. It came to be known as a Buddhist pure land that exists within our own but in another dimension. It is a physical place with a geographical location as much as it is spiritual, and is said to be inhabited by very advanced and ‘enlightened’ beings. Its capital city is called Kalapa, which is located at the centre of Shambhala.

According to the Dalai Lama at a speech he gave in 1985 during the Kalachakra Initiations:

“Although those with special affiliation may actually be able to go there through their karmic connection, nevertheless it is not a physical  place that we can actually find. We can only say that it is a pure land, a pure land in the human realm. And unless one has the merit and  the actual karmic association, one cannot actually arrive there.”

According to Paracelsus, a German-Swiss physician and alchemist (like Issac Newton) who established the role of chemistry in medicine, in his Philosophia Occulta, translated by Franz Hartmann:

“Man lives in the exterior elements and the Elementals live in the interior elements. The latter have dwellings and clothing, manners and customs, languages and governments of their own, in the same sense as the bees have their queens and herds of animals their leaders.” 

One of the best places to seek the answer to this question, in my opinion, is through the writings of Manly P. Hall, whose work, according to Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, “is a classic in the world’s literature” that “will guide histories, philosophers and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries.”

In his book The Secret Teachings of All Ages, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, 1928, he describes multiple beings that live within these realms, from nature spirits, to mermaids, Gnomes and more.

Here’s a description of Gnomes based on his research,

“The elementals who dwell in that attenuated body of the earth which is called the terrreous ether are grouped together under the general heading of gnomes. (The name is probably derived from the Greek genomus, meaning earth dweller.)

Just as there are many types of human beings evolving through the objective physical elements of Nature, so there are many types of gnomes evolving through the subjective ethereal body of Nature. These earth spirits work so close in vibratory rate to the material earth that they have immense power over its rocks and flora, and also over the human and animal kingdoms.”

Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The above examples are simply a few of many to illustrate just how embedded these stories are within human history, and how they span across all ages. Coupled with modern day scientific theories and knowledge, it really makes you wonder about these realms.

It can feel frustrating because it’s so fascinating that one eagerly wants to peer into these realms to see truth. But can we ‘see’ truth? Can our own human senses even be trusted, especially when other realities aren’t even perceivable to them?

In the video below, Carl Sagan describes how a third dimensional creature trying to make contact with a second dimensional creature would be perceived by the second dimensional creature. He does a great job at explaining complex scientific ideas and making them understandable for most people.

What About UFOs?

UFOs are no longer a conspiracy theory, the topic has gone ‘mainstream’ and for many years and the origin of these strange objects that perform physics defying maneuvers has been pondered by experiencers, military personnel, scientists and more. Many speculate that these could be extraterrestrial crafts, while others speculate that they could originate from other dimensions as well. Both are probably a strong possibility.

There is an FBI document that is addressed to “certain scientists of distinction,” to “aeronautical and military authorities,” and to “a number of public officials” that mentions this possibility. It’s one of many that do.

The document is a letter that was sent to the director of FBI in Washington from the San Fransisco office, on a matter pertaining to UFOs & extraterrestrials: It goes on to provide a copy of a letter written by someone with “several university degrees” and a former “university department head.”

The letter goes on to outline and state that according to this academic: (pages 21 & 22)

  • Part of the disks carry crews, others are under remote control.
  • Their mission is peaceful, the visitors contemplate settling on this planet.
  • These visitors are human-like but much larger in size.
  • They are not excarnate Earth people, but come from their own world
  • The disks posses some type of radiant energy.
  • They do not come from any “planet” as we use the word, but from an etheric planet which interpenetrates with our own and is not perceptible to us.
  • The bodies of the visitors, and the craft also, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter.
  • They re-enter the etheric at will, and so simply disappear from our vision, without trace.
  • The region they come from is NOT the astral plane, but corresponds to the Lakas or Talas. Students of esoteric matters will understand these terms.

I am sharing this document because anybody who has been a deep diver with the UFO phenomenon knows that what is mentioned above represents one of dozens of theories with regards to the origins of these objects.

Final Thoughts

Lore regarding topics of multiple dimensions, other universes as well as beings and worlds within these worlds have always been fascinating to me. I think it’s just human nature to explore the unknown, and it’s only natural to have a yearning for exploration and discovery.

Given that humanity has become somewhat robotic like, where everybody is so focused on surviving and fitting in within the system, it seems such exploration and discovery has been halted.

The basic fact that what is mentioned in this article has been explored and contemplated since recorded human history, coupled with modern day ‘paranormal’ phenomenon, suggests that there are concepts of reality we have yet to understand. These concepts will always defy what we think we know and challenge current belief systems, which is uncomfortable.

It’s why centuries ago the church condemned and jailed scientists whose discoveries threatened the accepted view of reality. We are not much different today, there is a great effort today to uphold political, religious and ‘academic’ ideologies, even if it means suspending investigation and inquiry into real phenomena.

“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha, or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life-giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.”

– Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907

Project Veritas & Pfizer: How Far Are We Willing To Go To Get 'The Truth?'

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Two days ago Project Veritas released a video that shows consultant Jordan Walker, who works with Pfizer, suggesting Pfizer performed research to ‘mutate’ COVID-19 intentionally for their own benefit. He referred to it as ‘direction evolution.’

This suggestion would mean Pfizer’s mRNA product would become more profitable because the company would be artificially speeding up mutations so they could sell new iterations of their ‘vaccine.’

Project Veritas, a media company, obtained this admission (if true) from Walker by means of an undercover journalist posing as a date. The admission was recorded through a secret camera and can be seen here.

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Before we go on, there has been talk that this encounter may have been inauthentic or staged, perhaps that’s worth asking, but whether it is or not doesn’t take away from what needs to be talked about here.

If what Walker is saying is true, a corporation is playing with fire to create billions on profit while not disclosing any of this to the public. We can of course argue that maybe Walker was lying, or that perhaps something was taken out of context, but given what we already know about the existence of gain of function research and the lack of moral compass on the part of pharmaceutical companies for decades, what Walker states has to be given consideration.

Further, vaccine companies need viruses to make profit. The more ways they can find to inject products into arms, the better for them. This is true for many for profit companies who work to create the perception their product is absolutely necessary, even if it isn.’t So whether this interaction is authentic or not, is it really far fetched to imagine Pfizer would do this? After all, our systems incentivize Pfizer to behave this way.

Let’s move on.

Of course mainstream media is likely terrified to touch this story, with the exception of Fox news. You could say this is partly for good reason: perhaps it is better to go slow on this story, get all the facts, and verify all we can. But they are also likely not talking about it because most are sponsored by Pfizer in some way, and of course these revelations would show just how clueless [or maybe not ;)] mainstream media was for the last 2.5 years. Wait, scratch clueless, irresponsible!

A Symptom of A Larger Issue?

A touch of context here. Many see me as a journalist, I don’t. I see myself as more of a polymath. I philosophize, I analyze culture, I focus on personal transformation and societal re-design. I exercise many disciplines to produce my work and perspectives. Journalism happens to be one tool to talk about and explore these subjects. Finally, I have been training for 3 years in the nervous system health and trauma space. (I hope to have several certifications by years end to indicate how serious this training is to me.)

That said, if you watch part two of the video released by Project Veritas you see a moment where Walker is confronted by James O’Keefe, CEO of Project Veritas, and his team about what Walker stated. The scene breaks out into a hysterical outburst where Walker is aimlessly running around the restaurant, calling the cops, is seen in disbelief, and is even claiming he is in danger because “5 white people” are in the restaurant filming him.

One look at this video and I notice this man is not thinking clearly, and that’s because his biology is taking over. He was blind sided and likely all of his worst fears have come true. His nervous system is running in pure survival mode which produces a biological state that shuts off higher order thinking and reason. Typical social engagement goes out the window as well. In very primal terms, this man’s nervous system is telling him a lion is about to tear his body apart. In nature, he’d be running from that lion with all his might, thinking about nothing less. In human society this is reflected by doing a series of irrational actions that align with what we do in our culture to ‘get away’ from a situation and seek safety. It looks irrational and it can be easy to chuckle at because it makes little sense without a nervous system perspective on board.

I can’t help but get away from the fact that watching Walker, or anyone else, go through this is a bit sad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very clear on how many lives were needlessly destroyed during COVID and have been deeply saddened by that as well. It has angered me many times over the last two years to see how incredibly destructive government, Big Pharma, and health authority behaviour has been. But I’m not one for vengeance. I feel for this person, but it leads me to think bigger as to how we even got to this point.

To me, this situation is a symptom of our current culture and societal design.

To be honest, I don’t think I would approach this situation the way Project Veritas did here. But I still ask the question “how did Project Veritas arrive at feeling the need to go THIS FAR (and in THIS WAY) to get the truth?”

You could say they are unethical, and that’s fair to some extent, but think about how governments have misled and lied to people for many years. Much of what they claimed as truth has now been fully acknowledged as false. They worked to censor legitimate and credentialed doctors and scientists, and protected companies like Pfizer all day long. They proceeded to gaslight the public on levels we have likely never seen before, and destroyed millions of lives through nonsensical mandates. People felt powerless, unheard, and poorly represented. Eventually, THIS is what it took to get to the truth in the eyes of Project Veritas. Their actions are a symptom of our current culture and society.

Our societal design is built on bad incentive structures, lies, propaganda, and authoritarian mindsets. This has produced the destruction of millions of people’s lives through COVID restrictions and the style of journalism that imploded Walker’s life. It’s no use to judge who is more right or wrong, or who lost more than the other – we have to have the courage to get out of our ideological belief systems and think bigger. What the heck kind of a world is producing this constant chaos and destruction? What type of thinking or consciousness is feeding into this world, and do we want to stay on this path?

How we respond to this situation and the conversation we hold around it is an opportunity to discuss not just what I’m bringing up here but how we move forward.

I trust it’s clear that everything in life has its ups and downs. Nothing is black and white. It’s when we choose to focus on only one or the other (the ups or downs) that we get stuck and fail to holistically see what life can teach us at all times.

Thus, we can end our inquiry at “ha, he got caught red handed and now Pfizer will go down!” But I suspect it will only be another couple of years before we have another major ‘symptom’ happen in our society as a result of how it’s designed and what its incentive structures are. Little will change

Or, we can choose to examine the bigger picture and perhaps start facing some larger facts about how our current surface level analysis of the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ is not solving much and distracts us from the larger issue of how our society is designed and the type of thinking that drives it.

To be clear, I hope Walker’s statements build an investigation into Pfizer with regards to this claim. That cannot get lost. And yes, let’s hold to truth and make sure ‘bad actions’ are stopped, but we still have to live amongst one another. Do we want to live amongst chaos and deeply hurt people, or encourage the cycle of learning and healing? It’s truly our choice.

I don’t want to see a world where we cannot trust each other in anyway. Where a simple coffee with a ‘friend’ now feels nerve wracking because who knows if they are going to record the conversation and use it against us. I don’t want to see a world where governments refuse to listen to people. Where people will do whatever it takes to ‘win.’ Yes, we are in an information war right now, but something tells me we can navigate this war more strategically, and with heart.

I don’t consider myself naive. Perhaps this is the necessary path forward to see truth, but I hope we don’t see it as the only path forever. I believe a better world is possible. And I believe that taking a moment to step back and consider what went down here as a symptom of a larger problem can bring a sense of neutrality to the larger question of whether it’s time for us to question the nature of our systems, consciousness, and societal design. To question whether each are truly creating an environment for us to thrive or an environment for us to destroy one another.

It’s my feeling that when we begin looking at our world from this meta perspective, we will have the opportunity to truly begin solving problems.

I recommend checking out my essay series here to explore the discussion of societal re-design and how we might get to that conversation.

Quantum Tunnelling: How Particles Pass Through Impassable Barriers, Like Ghosts

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Quantum tunnelling is when a particle breaks past or “tunnels” through what is supposed to be an impassable, impenetrable, and insurmountable solid barrier. Think of a ghost passing through a concrete wall, for example.

Quantum tunnelling, similar to other “spooky” observations in quantum mechanics, is extremely hard to wrap our minds around. It’s one of multiple observations in the field that show what we think is impossible, is actually probable. Another phenomenon I’ve written about previously is the present changing the past.

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These observations happen at the subatomic level because quantum mechanics observes matter in its smallest form, where we often see strange and unexplainable things happen. It’s commonly believed that the ‘rules’ and physical laws don’t apply to matter at the quantum scale as they do at what’s known at the classical scale. In other words, just because particles have been observed passing through impenetrable barriers at the quantum level, it does not mean human beings can walk through walls or that solid objects can pass through them. Or does it? After all, we are all made up of subatomic particles, aren’t we?

There has been evidence that large physical objects can also pass through spatial barriers. ‘Paranormal’ events may, in some way, be connected to what we see in quantum mechanics. We will get to that later in the article.

Evidence

In March of 2019, a paper was published detailing a multi year investigation by theoretical physicists who measured a tunnelling electron from a hydrogen atom and found that its passage was practically instantaneous. Again, particles can pass through solid objects not because they’re very small (though they are), but because the rules of physics are different at the quantum level.

Just imagine a ball rolling down a hill that all of a sudden comes to a giant mountain. The ball wouldn’t have enough energy to climb up and over the mountain. A subatomic particle wouldn’t need to pass over the mountain, it would simply go through it.

The thing is, particles at the quantum level also represent themselves as a wave of possibilities. This is often illustrated by the quantum double slit experiment. In this experiment, tiny bits of matter (photons, electrons, or any atomic-sized object) are shot toward a screen that has two slits in it. When there is no measuring device placed at the screen, the tiny bits of matter act as a “wave” and create an “interference” pattern on the other side where a wall is placed to catch the pattern.

Because there was no measuring or observation device used to see what slit the matter went through, we cannot know what path it took. When the pattern on the wall is examined to see what path it took, it represents a wave of possibilities, meaning the matter (particle) went through both slits, and one slit, and interfered with itself, which should be physically impossible. This experiment is fascinating because the single act of observation collapses the wave patter. When we measure and watch the particles path through the slit, it only goes through one, suggesting that the particle itself may be aware that it is being watched.

When it comes to quantum tunnelling, an article published by Live Science explains,

“Particles are also waves, which extend infinitely in space. According to the so-called wave equation, this means that a particle may be found in any position on the wave.

Now picture the wave striking a barrier; it continues on through but loses energy, and its amplitude (the height of the peak) dips way down. But if the obstacle is thin enough, the wave’s amplitude doesn’t decay down to zero. As long as there’s still some energy left in the flattened wave, there’s some chance — albeit a small one — that a particle may fly through the hill and out the other side.”

If a particle confronts an energy barrier, the encounter modifies the spread of the wave function, which starts to break down and decay inside the barrier. Regardless, some of it leaks through on the barrier’s far side. Thus, there remains the probability of detecting the particle beyond the barrier, which has been done.

In 1993, Paul Kwiat and Raymond Chiao and colleagues from the University of California, Berkeley, detected photons tunnelling through an optical barrier (a special piece of glass that reflected 99 percent of the incident photons; 1 percent of them tunnelled through). The tunnelling photons arrived earlier, on average, than photons that traveled the exact same distance but were unimpeded by a barrier. The tunnelling photons seemed to be traveling faster than the speed of light, which is possible in some circumstances without breaking Einstein’s theory of relativity.

The “Paranormal” Connection

As far as the ‘paranormal’ connection with regards to objects passing through spatial barriers a, document titled “Research Into Paranormal Ability To Break Through Spatial Barriers” reviews experiments conducted by the Aerospace Medicine Engineering Institute in Beijing.

The document highlights experiments involving the videotaping and high-speed photography of the transfer of test specimens (nuts, bundles of matches, pills, nails, thread, photosensitive paper, chemically treated paper, sponges dipped in FeCl3, etc.) through the walls of sealed paper envelopes, double layered KCNS-type paper bags, sealed glass bottles, tubes with sealed caps, and sealed plastic film canisters without the walls of any of these containers being breached.

All of the experiments used gifted children and young adults, who apparently possessed well-known extraordinary PK (psychokinetic) ability that allowed them to teleport the various test specimens.

A quote from the Chinese Institute of Atomic Energy pointed out in 1991, in a study archived by the CIA:

“Such phenomena and paranormal abilities of the human body are unimaginable for ordinary people. Nevertheless they are really true.”

In all the experimental cases that were reported, the test specimens teleported were completely unaltered or unchanged from their initial state. Even the insects were approved for public release since they had been unaffected by having been teleported.

Be sure to access the document, read through it, and examine the study and the methods and experiments used if you’re looking for a deeper analysis.

Final Thoughts

Finally, we can explore stories about ghosts, and even supposed extraterrestrial or extra dimensional beings passing through walls, doors, etc as many ‘experiencers’ have claimed. If one is familiar with parapsychology and has researched lore in the “paranormal” realms, as well as quantum mechanics, it’s not far fetched to believe that there are explanations for how some of these events occur. In many cases, we simply don’t understand it yet. We tend to instantly dismiss phenomenon we don’t understand or have no explanation for.

There is still so much we have to discover about the true nature of our reality. Through all stages of human history, intellectual authorities have ridiculed and even suppressed information that doesn’t fit within the frame of ‘accepted knowledge.’ Human beliefs are a very delicate thing, when something comes along that is so out of the ordinary it takes a long time for it to be studied, let alone accepted within the mainstream.

How to Actualize Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

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This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward. The Clock now stands at 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been.

India formally took over the presidency of G-20 from Indonesia on December 2nd. The Indian Prime Minister said the country will promote a “universal sense of oneness,” while it leads the G-20. This is significant for India as all five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are members of G-20.

My research into technologies for achieving perfection in manufacturing and services spanning several decades, while I was on the faculty of Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville (1975 – 2008), has produced certain discoveries during my retirement years that directly address how the feelings of one world, one family, can be actualized.

See also this perceptive article on the Indian philosophy during its G-20 presidency: Living up to India’s G20 Philosophy in the Indian Express on December 14, 2022.

Throughout history human beings have found new and devious ways to portray themselves as superior to others, be it on the basis of race, caste, religion, gender, or national origin.

In contrast, India is desirous of demonstrating how the sense of oneness is beneficial to everyone.

The following challenges need to be addressed before progress can be made:

  • Open-mindedness and a willingness to think outside the box are essential to progress.
  • Much of the world mistakenly believes that products of reason, such as sciences, laws, policies, etc., are sufficient to solve all problems, while ancient Indian sages have demonstrated that transcending reason is the pathway to solve many problems when reason alone is insufficient, and to make new discoveries.
  • Much of the world is generally not aware of the strong link of internal/emotional excellence to the performance in the external world. Boost emotional excellence and the performance will zoom.

India, at the helm of G-20, has a challenge on its hand to first convince world leaders, movers, thinkers, and shakers the truthfulness of these assertions. When it is done, there will be real prospects for success in actualizing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

The following paragraphs explain how.

How the Universe was created

To begin, we have to understand how creation happens.

The universe was created pursuant to the big bang event when it was an incredibly small, unbelievably hot, and immensely dense energy phrase some 13.8 billion years ago.

All scientific theories are provisional in that as more and more data materializes that supports the theory, our confidence in the theory rises, but if a single data point were to materialize that contradicts the theory, then, that theory must be abandoned in favor of a new or modified theory.

Stephen Hawking in “A Brief History of Time”

The energy phase then produced the universe which has been expanding ever since.

So, on one side of the energy phase is this ever-expanding universe but what’s on the other side?

The universe may end one day but consciousness will remain for it is eternal.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Absolutely nothing, a void. And this void cannot be anything else but undifferentiated consciousness (Kowall, 2014).

Physicists have no explanation for how “nothing” can produce “something” the energy phase of the big bang event.

We all have consciousness, the differentiated kind. This is where the notion of Advaita (I am a microcosm of that) comes from.

Saamkhya hypothesis posits that all creation comprises of five principal elements: Earth (the periodic table is believed to be complete. Whatever is on earth is elsewhere in the universe), Water, Fire–Heat, Air, and Akash (consciousness and energy).

Furthermore, all creation is endowed with three Gunas (S, R, and T). The three Gunas are strongly correlated with the two human emotions; Positive emotions and Negative emotions.

Positive emotions include, unconditional love, kindness, empathy and compassion.

Negative emotions encompass anger, hatred, hostility, resentment, frustration, jealousy, fear, sorrow, and the like.

Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose proved that even plants feel pain and metals experience stress. Bose is considered a father of radio science, and he was knighted in 1917 and elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1920.

How was life created?

Once the conditions on Earth became conducive to supporting life, single-cell organisms appeared, which over billions of years evolved into ape-like creatures, which then evolved into human beings over millions of years.

So says the theory of evolution.

Human beings, too, are comprised of the five principal elements.

Even given all the matter present in the human body, together with water, heat, and air, it is not possible to create life. The missing element is Akash, consciousness and energy.

Consciousness and energy come into us when we come out of our mother’s womb and take our first breath and leave us when we exhale for the last time and die.

Science has no explanation for where the first single-cell organism got its consciousness and energy.

What Unites Us

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 convocation address at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi gives a hint at what unites us.

Human beings have trillions of cells. If we break down the cells into even smaller parts, we will find that they are comprised of atoms. Atoms have a nucleus, which contains neutrons and protons, and there are electrons that orbit them.

Atoms are vibrating all the time. Thus, we are all vibrating creatures at the fundamental level.

Vibrations can be thought of as light, not necessarily visible light, but light along the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet.

If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency and vibrations.

Nikola Tesla following his interactions with Swami Vivekananda in 1893

Our vibrational characteristics is our fundamental nature and the nature of our vibrational characteristics can unite us or divide us.

Measuring Our Vibrational Characteristics

The human vibrational characteristics cannot be measured with the five senses because the signals are too weak. They have to be stimulated and amplified for measurement purposes.

In one approach, a wireless RF (radio frequency) signal is used for stimulation and amplification. See this short video clip.

In another, a harmless electrical signal is applied to the fingers of both hands, one at a time. The finger’s response to this electrical stimulus is a burst of photons, which are captured on a digital computer and analyzed. The intensity of the discharge and its area tell us all about our vibrational characteristics. See this video clip.

Our vibrational characteristics depend on two factors: Inherited traits and how we have lived our life to the present age.

The vibrational characteristics have nothing to do with race, religion, gender or nationality.

Our vibrational characteristics are strongly influenced by emotions.

Negative emotions deteriorate them while positive emotions strengthen them.

In the ideal state, an individual’s emotions would not be influenced by external conditions that are part of daily life.

In other words, an individual remains centered in the presence of the most extenuating circumstances. This is metaphorically indicated by the presence of a cobra around the neck of Shiva.

The light characteristics of such an individual would appear something like that depicted in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Ideal Vibrational Characteristics

Incarnations and prophets of various faiths may display such vibrational characteristics. The feelings of oneness are expected to be abundant in them. The vibrational characteristics of an individual carrying a high load of emotional stress are depicted in Figure 2.

There would be no prospects for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam if everyone had such vibrational characteristics.

Figure 2. Individual Carrying High Level of Emotional Stress

Negative emotions produce stress, positive emotions do not.

Thus, actualization of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam translates into the problem of transforming the emotions of sufficiently large number of people across the world from negative emotions into positive emotions, i.e., enhancing the global level of emotional excellence.

Pursuit of the Ideal Vibrational State

The pursuit of positive emotions at the exclusion of negative emotions is not an intellectual exercise. It also means living up to the philosophy of G-20 during India’s presidency is not an intellectual exercise.

A thirty-day self-assessment will offer convincing evidence that such is the case.

That is, products of reason aren’t sufficient to bring about the required positive changes.

For progress, the required positive changes have to come about from within. This is what Indian sages have tried to convey throughout the ages.

Swami Vivekananda is one among them.

Says he, “Indian thought dares to seek and successfully find something higher than reason.

Swami Ji is revered in India and widely respected in the United States (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal). He received a rock-star reception after his speech at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago during his maiden trip to the United States in 1893.

Science is the appropriate body of knowledge to use when the fundamentals of the system under scrutiny are well understood, but when they are not, a data-driven methodology such as six sigma can be used, provided measurements are available. When system fundamentals are not well understood and measurements are not available, then, these two methods of inquiry cease to be useful. Enhancing the focus of attention, as with meditation, then, remains the only viable pathway for solving problems and to make new discoveries. Take care though, the discoveries that come about by enhancing the focus of attention must nonetheless obey the constraints imposed by reason and logical consistency.

Pradeep B. Deshpande and James P. Kowall

Meditation, or more generally yoga, is a pathway to bring about positive changes from within for a higher level of emotional excellence.

Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has shown that high levels of stress shorten telomeres accelerating aging. In an article in Nature, Blackburn and Elissa Epel warned world leaders about the societal costs of stress. Blackburn suggested that meditation might lengthen telomeres, and thus, reversing the effects of aging. Medical researchers have shown that meditation does in fact lengthen telomeres and reverse the effects of aging.
The vibrational characteristics of a long-time meditator are depicted in Figure 3. Individuals displaying such characteristics are expected to have progressed in the journey to actualize the feelings of one world, one family.

Figure 3. Vibrational Characteristic of a Long-Time Meditator

Implementation Issues

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam being an Indian initiative, Indians have the first opportunity to help actualize it. This means, the practices need to be introduced in schools and colleges.

Indian organizations and corporations also should adopt the scientific principles and practices in their workday routines. They will see the benefits in short order.

All this needs to be replicated throughout the world.

The United Nations has already adopted June 21st as International Yoga Day. Now, that day would be seen to assume added significance for actualizing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Acknowledgments

This article is written with the blessings of H. H. Guru Mahan, Founder, Universal Peace Foundation (www.universalpeacefoundation.org). On December 18th, Guru Mahan went into three weeks of meditation with no food for world peace, and this is his 33rd year.

The author offers his grateful thanks to Tony Belak, Mediation Consultant and former Ombudsman, University of Louisville, for his editorial help.

You can only take the horses to the pond, but you can’t make them drink.

Sri Krishna alludes to this in the Bhagvad Geeta

Interactions with Dr. James P. Kowall, MD, PhD, Vedic Linguistics scholar, Dr. S. N. Bhavasar, and computer scientist, Sanjeev Aroskar over the years are gratefully acknowledged.

Further Reading

  1. Deshpande, P. B., East Meets West: What It Will Take to be Vishwa Guru, 2022 (amazon).
  2. Deshpande, Pradeep B. and Kowall, James P., The Nature of Ultimate Reality and How It Can Transform Our World: Evidence from Modern Physics; Wisdom of YODA, 2015 (amazon).

Dr. Kowall is an American triple board-certified physician who additionally holds a doctorate in Theoretical Physics.

  • Deshpande, Pradeep B., Racial Harmony: the role of religion and spirituality is essential, Dialogue and Alliance, Winter 2021. (Dialogue and Alliance is a publication of the Universal Peace Federation, a New York City-based international organization with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Cultural Council). This volume contains remarks by many heads of state, religious leaders and luminaries, and this article was one of three featured in this volume.
  • DeshpandePradeep B., Scientific Framework for World Transformation, Dialogue and Alliance, 33, 1, June 2019.
  • Deshpande, Pradeep B., Six Sigma for Karma Capitalism, 2015 (amazon).

Freedom Convoy: We May Have To Sue The Ontario Gov't To Get Our Unsent FOIA Documents

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Our team spent 25 days in Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy and got to see first hand the disparity between what was presented in mainstream media about the event and what was actually happening on the ground.

This, like many other moments in the last few years, can feel frustrating as you have millions of people believing something that simply isn’t true. At the same time, moments like this act as a big wake up call for people who decide to venture out of the mainstream narrative and either go see things for themselves or turn on independent media.

I personally heard from many people in Canada who previously trusted mainstream media and did not watch independent media. For these people, the Freedom Convoy made them question mainstream media, and now, they compare narratives with independent media more regularly. Some have even stated they are not sure they will trust mainstream media ever again.

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I feel that what happened during the Freedom Convoy will provide a wake up call for years to come. One of the ways I wanted to contribute to that awakening was through Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. This is where regular citizens or journalists can reach out to governments asking for transparency about decisions they made or discussions they had. You can get access to things governments don’t want to reveal pubilcly but have to if people ask.

FOIA requests have been the backbone of some of the biggest stories in more modern history. They provide the ‘proof’ that can’t easily be denied by corrupt governments.

Witnessing how the Canadian Federal government, led by Justin Trudeau, and how local governments portrayed the story of the Freedom Convoy to Canadians, I was very intrigued to find out what these governments were saying behind the scenes.

I know that they, the government and mainstream media, know they were manipulating the narrative around the Freedom Convoy, and I thought it was a good idea for Ontarian’s and Canadians to see the truth. So, I sent approximately 10 FOIA requests to various branches of governments around specific inquiries.

Today I want to provide an update on one request that is still outstanding, and how the Ontario government is giving me the run around with it.

Avoiding My Request?

April 2022

In late April 2022 I sent in a specific request I thought would reveal the ways in which the Ontario government was figuring out how to handle the Freedom Convoy in the early days. It included a look into what some higher ranking government employees were discussing about the event at the time. This would likely reveal strategy, perhaps narrative fabrication, and one other detail I’d like to keep quiet until I get my request back.

From here, the government now has 30 days to respond to me.

May 2022

I got a phone call in late May from a case worker letting me know this would be a ‘bigger’ request and that we’d need to setup a private and secure inbox for the documents to be transferred when they are ready. A private inbox has been requested before, but never had I received a phone call in the previous 15 or so FOIAs I’ve sent. I’ve also received bills the same as what I got for this request, so I’m not sure what was so “big” about this request. Nonetheless, everything seemed to be on track.

June 2022

About 35 days later, on June 27, 2022, I received a notice of a 60 day extension on my case, just as their time was running out. This has happened before, so it was no big deal. 3 days later, on June 30, 2022, I received a notice of fee estimation, which was about $2000. As per normal course, I had to pay 50% upfront and agree to pay the other 50% once the work was completed. I paid within days and we move on.

The government now had until August 27th, 2022 to provide documents related to my request.

Here is a quick note on Ontario’s legislation on FOIA request extensions as this will become important later.

“The legislation allows a time extension where it is unreasonable to complete the request within the 30 day time limit. The legislation is not explicit about the amount of allowable time so any time extension must be reasonable and justifiable.”

FIPPA Legislation

August 2022

August 27, 2022 comes along and I was excited to get a notification of my documents as their extension deadline was coming up. But, I didn’t receive any emails or documents.

“I’ll give them a few days” I said to myself, but it’s here and through September 2022 where I forgot about the request as I was busy with other stories and projects.

October 2022

By October 2022 I remembered I had let this file slip. I realized the Ontario government is already about 6 weeks late getting me my documents.

I then reached out to my case worker again to find out what happened to my file. I found out someone new had taken over my file. So I contacted the new person and we begin going back and forth so she can get caught up on my file. Why didn’t she have all the notes? I had no clue.

I wrote the following to her on Oct. 13th, 2022:

“I’m wondering if there is an update on this. Have not received any updates and we are well past the August 26th extension deadline.”

Joe

She replies on Oct. 14, 2022:

“I will have to orient myself to your request and continue to process it.  It looks to be quite voluminous and consultations will need to be made. Unfortunately I cannot advise of any time lines for completion, but I will process it.”

Case Worker

Two weeks go by, still nothing, so I reach out again. Keep in mind they are now late by about 2 months.

“Were you able to gather an update on this? I understand that XX has moved on but I also feel the ministry is responsible for responding to this request in a timely manner, especially given the public importance of this event. The acceptance of this request dates back to June 2022 and I’ve already paid my fees.

Was really hoping to hear some updates.

For tonal clarity as I type this, I don’t mean to be rude or anything, just really want the ball rollin here.”

Joe

She then replied two days later asking for clarification on this request.

“My apologies no updates except to say that I am working on it. Although I would like to confirm if you are seeking access to the emails concerning “Top Issues”?  These are emails and attached documents about news articles (some news articles would not be about the Freedom Convoy)?”

Case Worker

What? The details she is asking for are no where in my request, so why are they being brought up? Also, clarification was done way back in May and would be in the case notes. Plus, I already paid for this request which means the government was already crystal clear on what they needed to provide. That’s what the clarification period is for in the beginning.

I reply again, re-stating my initial request and pointing to the acknowledgement of understanding on their part.

She responds back with screenshots proving she had the list of names I was interested in and what I was looking for. So why were things unclear before? I have no idea.

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December 2022

More time goes by without hearing back. We’re into early December 2022. I again ask for an update from my case worker.

“Any update on this request? Was hoping for an early Christmas present from the FOI department :)”

Joe

Yes I’m ridiculous. I asked for a Christmas present from the FOI department. Trying to keep things friendly.

She responds:

“I am still working on your request (was actually working on it when you sent the email below).  I cannot provide a date when I will complete your request.  My apologies.“

Case Worker

What?! OK, so all the guidelines are being broken here. When the government runs out of time they are supposed to provide the requester (me) with a formal notice of extension and the amount of time they are looking to extend for. Not only that, they are providing no details as to why they are even extending. Is this pure negligence, or are they playing hardball on purpose?

Let’s go to the legislation again as it explains why I never received another extension notice:

“A decision to extend the time limit must be made within the 30 day limit and the requester must be given notice. Only one time extension can be taken for each request.”

FIPPA Legislation

I received my one notice of a 60 day extension, it came and went many months ago. And now I’ve received nothing because the government is only allowed to ask for an extension once.

January 2023

We’re now about 150 days over their extension deadline.

I’m sitting in limbo waiting on documents that may show how top government employees were communicating, and perhaps strategizing nefariously, when it came to one of the biggest moments in Canadian history. Is it unreasonable to think they want to play hard to get here?

My next move is to file an official complaint that will cost another $25. Think about that, the government makes me pay to submit a request and then pay for their time getting me the documents. Then, when they do a poor job, I have to pay again to complain about it. I wish I got paid to produce bad work or for doing none at all, haha.

The truth is, I’m not sure my ‘complaint’ will even be taken seriously. I feel I will likely have to do what others have had to do in situations like this; get a lawyer involved. Funny enough, when I spoke to the original case worker in May we talked about the process of getting a lawyer to sue in cases where I felt the government was holding back. A self-fulfilling prophecy?

Beyond a complaint, I have checked in again with my case worker to find out if Santa was able to help with my request since he was around not too long ago. So far nothing.

For now, you’ll have to stay tuned on this request. The government is now 5 months late and your guess is as good as mine as to when we’ll get anything.

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