We all tend to ignore evidence…

We all tend to ignore evidence that goes against what we choose to believe.
We all tend to ignore evidence that goes against what we choose to believe.

When we grow up, we like to shape us a picture of how the world is and cling to this image as much as we can. Why? Because we feel safer in a world that works for us. And no matter what others come with, or if we discover something new, and how convincing it may be, we do not welcome what turns our safe world upside down.

But once we have learned to open our hearts and live more in line with our intuition and gut feeling, we have also become more open to change. We do not fear change as much. We do not have to cling to the world outside of us because our anchor is now within us, in our heart where we have found security.

Love & Light – Seb

Assuming that your reality is the same reality everybody else experiences can lead to bad decision making.

Often when I take the bus from home to work in the early morning, I tend to do a uhort mindfulness meditation using an app I can highly recommend, called Calm. Though each meditation lasts for around 10 minutes, I manage to get into a light and soothing meditative state fairly quickly. Enough to get that freshness of mind that I benefit from for a good portion of the day.per

RealityHowever, while listening to today’s meditation, I got startled by something that annoys me quite a bit. It happens when companies that operate internationally become too nationalistic. Calm is an app made by a company founded in San Francisco USA. Their app is used by many of people around the globe and we must assume that they are highly aware of this. But today they weren’t. As the guided meditation started, the narrator told me that today is National Teachers Day. At first, I thought I didn’t hear it correctly, so I quickly started the recording again, but the otherwise so lovely voice repeated the same word again… National…. I instantly realized that I went into irritation mode. Why does a company with a global user base, assume that what is national for them is national for everybody? Or in other words, why assume that your reality is the same reality for everybody else?

I reside in Norway and today we do not celebrate National Teachers Day in Norway. And as a matter of fact, I cannot find anything that says that Norwegians have such a day. To make things worse National Teachers Day is celebrated at different times of the year depending on where you live on the planet. Just take a look at this list I found on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Teachers%27_Days

Now you might think: “Wow Seb! Why get all worked up because of this?” And you are right, I maybe shouldn’t have reacted to it. But I did and the way I reacted is by writing this article. Because I want you to know that the core of this issue is a part of the global human belief system that has been causing disaster after disaster for centuries. And I strongly believe that we as a global society will not get out of this negative circle before we change this core part of our belief system.

The part of the belief system I’m talking about is the part where we unconsciously assume that our view of the reality around us is more or less the same as everybody else’s view of reality. In other words, my world is your world. So in the above example, the content creator of the Calm app unconsciously assumed that the country he or she resides in is the world he or she lives in, and is, therefore, the same world other people on the planet live in as well. So National Teachers Day got presented as it being a day that is celebrated all over the world on the same day. Was the content creator conscious of the different versions of reality each and every one of us lives in, then National Teachers Day would most likely have been mentioned as it being a day celebrated in the USA.

Irritated womanWe often tend to react in a negative way when we find out that the reality of another person deviates strongly, as happened in my case. The above example caused just a minor inconvenience, but what if world leaders do the same? How often have we heard about human rights and some countries and cultures not adhering to it? Who has the right so set the standard for human rights? Views on what human rights are, differ greatly globally as we can see every day. Even between countries that claim they have the right to set the standard for human rights. In Japan, work related stress causes situations where employees die at work, yet Japan seems not to take this too seriously because it’s part of Japanese culture and thus embedded in the Japanese belief system saying that one has to give everything for their employer.

Things tend to get worse when world leaders are using these deviations in reality perception, for their own gain. Some world leaders even claiming they do a great service towards others with it. We all know how some leaders wanted to free the people of Iraq, Libya, and Syria from their suppressing dictators. One leader openly claiming that he got a message from his God that he should spread democracy throughout the middle east. Like human rights, who has the right to say that living in a democratically based reality is the only right thing? Who has the right to dictate to others that their version of reality is best?

And here we get into some concepts that have helped me a lot in my life and maybe you too if you feel they resonate with you.

1) To experience change, be the change.

I already demonstrated it with the sentence above. Here I don’t state that my experience with these concepts, means they must work for you, and therefore you shall try them. I simply present them to you and invite you to try them if you feel they can benefit you. So this one leader claiming that his God asked him to spread democracy throughout the middle-east, only had to show the countries in the middle-east how democracy works for his country. If it is truly something that other countries can benefit from then they would try to go in a more democratic direction all by themselves at a time that is best for them. But instead, this leader shows the countries in the middle east that democratic countries use war to spread their view of reality. I think you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that the countries in the middle-east aren’t very positive towards the thought of living in a democratic society anymore.

2) You are a creator being and create your own reality.

The way we perceive reality and experience this perception of reality is based on too many factors to mention here. The way our senses work and the knowledge that the quality of these senses varies from person to person, already makes that each and every one of us experiences reality in their own way. Each having their own version of reality. Realities overlap without a doubt, but they are never 100% the same for anyone of us. The difference in how we experience reality makes that we also react differently to them. For example, I reacted differently to the guided meditation than someone else would have done. For me, knowing and being aware that we all live in our own personal realities, has made big changes in my life in the way I interact with people. In general, I can say that those that understand this concept have the ability to be better listeners, more understanding, compassionate and respectful.

3) Become conscious of your unconsciousness.

From the moment we are born, we are subject to a form of programming not so different from how we program computers. We can see our body as a biological supercomputer. The way we input the programming code is not by keyboard, but by means of perceiving, analysing and experiencing our reality. Our whole program is stored in and executed by our nervous system. When we are born we come hard coded with basic functions. These functions lead to the expression of certain feelings, emotions and behaviours as a reaction to the experiences from our environment. From birth, these are mostly functions that have to do with survival. That we pull back our hand when we sense we are burning our finger is such an automated hard coded function. We can also install our own functions and subroutines. Most of us will call this learning. When we react to our experiences in the same way over and over again they also get hard coded into our programming like the survival functions and subroutines. Ones they are hard coded into our system, we execute them automatically. We are most of the time not aware that we executed them. We execute them unconsciously. To become conscious of these unconsciously executed routines that are not part of our basic biological system is like installing a monitoring system into your program, a difficult but also very rewarding task. That gets easier and easier with practice. At our course “You are more than a human being” we teach you how you can install this monitoring system yourself, with some very potent meditation techniques.

In my experience with the meditation, I became conscious of my unconscious reaction to me getting irritated. And because I became conscious of my irritation I didn’t trigger the function called “Write an angry mail or letter”. Instead, I reacted by analysing the situation and the result is what you are reading now. Instead of a destructive reaction, I choose to execute a constructive reaction, which I hope can benefit you who is reading this. Can you imagine what the world would look like today did the government of the USA react consciously to the 9/11 attacks? Funny enough there are several versions of reality around 9/11. Can you imagine…

Love & Light – Seb

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Acupuncture and pseudoscience

The recent months I’ve been witnessing an increase in the amount of heated discussions between the acupuncture society and people claiming to follow mainstream science. The reason I think it has come to this point is that more and more so-called mainstream science is proving again and again that acupuncture should be considered a valuable and working method usable in general healthcare. At the same time, those that have been conditioned by mainstream science have a hard time grasping the new science that is being published regarding acupuncture. These new publications are rocking with the existing belief systems within mainstream science and therefore hard to accept for a majority of scientists, doctors, biologists, physicists and what more. These people then often use the term pseudoscience, when publications pop up that rock their belief system.

Acupuncture is one of many so-called alternative health modalities that are slowly becoming more accepted into the mainstream science. This is because more and more scientists are starting to look at biological energetics instead of biological mechanics. From what I’ve experienced myself there seem to be two camps. One is the well-established group of scientist that see the whole natural biology as something mechanic. They do accept biology having an energy, but they don’t believe there is a connection between a biological energetic system and the mechanic system. This is also the group linking modalities like acupuncture, to pseudoscience. The second group is the new and emerging group of scientists that have done ground-breaking discoveries, showing that there is a strong link between an energy system and the biological mechanical system. The most recent discoveries seem to show that everything on the biological mechanical system can be worked on through the energy system and to an extend the other way around as well. This is also the science I myself present and base my courses on. And the science I know works for many people over the last 4 years I’ve been helping people in this field.

But there is a huge caveat when it comes to health modalities that work on the energetic system. They both work and don’t work depending on the person receiving the treatment and to a lesser extent the person giving the treatment. There are lots of people where acupuncture and other energy-based health modalities don’t work. Why? Because they don’t allow it to work. These are often people well over 35 years old, that have been conditioned so thoroughly by western society, that everything that is new, not thoroughly tested, or is not a chemical medicine, simply is being blocked by their own energetic system. Yes, unfortunately, we humans work in a way that we can get the help we don’t believe in or are skeptical towards, and our situation doesn’t improve or even gets worse. This has everything to do with the placebo/nocebo effect. An effect that is present always and forever when we study us as human beings. Quite frankly our thoughts and state of being, determine our energetic field and there is nothing we can do to stop this. Except to stop thinking and to stop being in a state of being. Which means for most people death.

You can give a sceptical person acupuncture and in the same room a person who believes in the workings of acupuncture. Give them the same treatment and you will find out that the acupuncture works 10 times if not more, better on the person that believes in acupuncture. The skeptical person has maybe some slight benefit, but most likely doesn’t even want to acknowledge it. There are people who still think the world is flat, even when you would take them out to space and let them look down at the earth. You don’t change a person’s belief system that easy.

We find more fine examples amongst people that are sensitive to noisy electromagnetic fields. This is a group of people that in most countries aren’t taken seriously. Why? Because scientists examining the damage done to the human body by electromagnetic fields only look at cell biology and the temperature generated inside tissue by these electromagnetic fields. The funny thing is that most of these scientists actually acknowledge that the human body has an electromagnetic field of its own. But they are reluctant to test the effect of electromagnetic fields generated by electrical equipment on our own biological electromagnetic field. They are reluctant because most of their colleagues still see science done on the biological electromagnetic field as pseudoscience, and they don’t want to loose their credibility.
I often help people that say they are sensitive to electromagnetic fields. They can change their state of being in order to cope with these fields with simple exercises and if they believe in a more direct approach they often use my orgonite as an extra help. All this works on 70% of the people I come across. But officially what I do is off course bullshit. I’m actually by (Norwegian) law not allowed to tell or claim that the methods I use to help people, work. That they do work again and again is another story. But officially I am ripping people off every single day with stuff that by law isn’t allowed to work. Talking about protecting a certain belief system.!!! There is a very worrying story behind why it has become like this, which has everything to do with a certain family and the creation of ‘modern’ western medicine and education system.

A worrying thing that plagues science, in general, is that for every publication, you can find another publication that proves the complete opposite. There is a long list of reasons why this happens, but it boils down to mainly, economical reasons and the generally accepted belief systems amongst scientists and those they work for. In addition, not long ago, an editor of a renowned medical publication went out and acknowledged that nowadays studies are of such bad quality that they hardly can be taken serious anymore. Which also explains that one can find so many contradicting studies in the first place.

Therefore I have a message to those arguing about energy healing modalities working or not working or those that argue and throw studies at each-other. You are not doing anybody a favor. You are just comparing your belief systems. As I show in my courses and lectures, we are severely handicapped when experiencing reality through our human bodies. In fact, everything we take in with our five senses is so far from reality as it possibly can get. The only reality we perceive is a made up reality constructed by our brain which is presented to our mind. Around this, we form a belief system that we follow when judging what is right or wrong. Often this is a belief system that makes our world even more limited than it already is. So in short, just cut the crap and choose the healing modality you feel comfortable with. Want to stay stuck in ‘modern’ western medicine? Do it. Want to learn more and discover more on a more energetic level? Then try the ‘alternative’ modalities. Both work just as well, but it is your own attitude towards it that determines the outcome.

For the acupuncturists that read this. Don’t push the general belief system too much. It isn’t worth it. Just keep on doing the good work that you do and if you are allowed to in your country, publish the results of your work. I actually benefit more from keeping my work out of the spotlights. Mouth to mouth advertising is still the best advertising one can get. At the same time, you will create a customer base with people that have the most benefit from your work, because they have an open belief system. You can safely joke with the current state of society and tell that what you do officially doesn’t work, but unofficially can benefit thousands of people if they want to.

Love & Light,

Seb