In the last blog, we delineated how the three dimensions of the “Lower Self” impact our experiences in our lives. That is, the pattern in those dimensions attracts electro-magnetic reflections (people) that show up in our world … requiring us to “source them”, i.e., see them as part of the One Source Consciousness.

So, how much attention should we pay to these reflections? If we take on their energy, we are in a bigger mess — if we just blindly (unconsciously) let it impact our sense of self-worth. You know that reaction … it’s when your heart feels it and the pain makes you forget your innate magnificence.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can still learn from our reflections as intended by the One Source Consciousness but not forget who we are or contract ourselves energetically.

We can do this if we focus on and maintain the energy of the reflection by our “Higher Self”, that is, the conscious dimensions of ourselves that don’t “take on” (“identify with”) the denser vibrations of the Lower Self.


Master Charles Cannon (a master spiritual teacher) has explained this in many ways, many times, usually putting it in the context of “love”, the conscious energy of the heart, the gateway to the Higher Self.  Focusing on the positive, the love energy, is the quickest way to learn the lesson in a way that increases our awareness rather than shutting down the heart to avoid pain.

This is merely a situation of identification, choosing to identify with the positive, uplifting energy instead of the negative, “downer” energy.  Our  creation game of polarities always includes the winning side (the positive polarity) in every interaction, every part of the game. Sometimes we just have to look for it beyond the knee-jerk reaction of the default negative. That begins with the conscious intention to do so.

Here’s a good story to illustrate the point: “The Cherokee story of the “Two Wolves. It is a story of a grandfather using a metaphor of two wolves fighting within him to explain his inner conflicts to his grandson. When his grandson asks which wolf wins, the grandfather answers whichever he chooses to feed.” 1

 BOTTOM LINE:  “Trust and Watch”, as Master Charles often advises. We choose the positive in trusting our reflections to be a valuable gift, an opportunity for transforming old beliefs and energies which block awareness and happiness. And we watch it as just data, without any heart contraction, guilt, or lowered sense of self-worth. And, if we aren’t always able to do it immediately, we forgive ourselves and make a note to watch it closer the next time and catch the reaction earlier without blame, guilt or deflated sense of self-worth. (Those beliefs and emotions just keep enabling the lower dimensions to maintain density, creating conflict to keep an illusory sense of power going. That’s no fun!)

“Lower Self”, “Higher Self” … they are just polarities of our own individuated expression of the One on the illusory game board … increasing our awareness, fulfillment and bliss through the ecstatic play of the One Source Consciousness.



Transformation – Part 2 – Beyond Ego

“The ego is a veil between humans and God. In prayer all are equal.”

– Rumi

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Transformation occurs as we shift from a primarily egoic to a primarily trans-egoic state. That can be measured by our degree of experienced oneness with Spirit.

Egoic levels of experience are chronically exclusive while the trans-egoic experience is inclusive. The more our consciousness evolves into a transformational understanding, the more inclusive it gets. This more evolved state of being expresses a greater amplitude of power which affects our chemistry in powerful ways and explains the bliss quotient or the opiated sensations that dedicated “seekers” often feel.

As the ego is dethroned, the veil between ourselves and “God” thins and the sense of separation recedes. We begin to know the truth of being, rather than just having theories and beliefs about it. Ironically, many who claim to be devotedly religious sustain a defined state of separation between themselves and the God they worship, a sure sign of egoic dominance. These same “believers” may decry any proclaimed hope for oneness with God as blasphemy, blind to their own as they give life to a separate, Godless, ego identity.

True transformation evolves us beyond that state. We can describe this evolutionary process as one of purification, or the simplification of data. That’s what the karmic process is, burning off old stored data that you have been identified with and attached to. Periods of solitude are especially beneficial during the early stages of this process because the beginner isn’t yet able to keep the relentless stream of data at bay. Meditation, nature walks, any activity that limits input is helpful. Outer silence supports the increase of inner silence, which Lao Tzu described as “a source of strength.’

Of course, a period of isolation with a teacher in a spiritual community is ideal, but not everyone is able to organize that. There is no substitute for being close to those who are already substantiated in an enlightened state of being. Individuals like the Dalai Lama, for instance, exude a tangible presence. As I’ve mentioned before, the true master teaches without words; it’s their state of being that inspires, uplifts, and comforts others.

This is so rare that people don’t understand it when they encounter it. Remember that Nietzsche said that God is dead. He was addressing the fact that whatever we believe determines our experience. Those who believe in a separate God, a being who could not possibly be represented in a human being, are egoic and exclusive. In this case they are excluding God! For them, regardless of Sunday claims to the contrary, God is dead.

This explains why religious people are actually the greatest self-doubters. Having determined to worship a separate God, they exclude the possibility of themselves ever having the trans-egoic experience. But whatever comfort they may derive from belief-centered worship is ultimately inadequate, because all of us intuitively know that we are innately divine, regardless of how far we may have strayed from the path.

Zealous missionaries are often just assuaging their own doubt, especially when contacting “primitives” who still retain that experienced trans-egoic state of connection with life universal. To these so called backwards people, everything is sacred, including their land. Ironically, as a friend once told me – to describe what happened when missionaries came to Hawaii – “Before, the natives had the land and the missionaries had the Bibles. Now the missionaries have the land and the natives have the Bibles.”

The true leader doesn’t use beliefs and threats of damnation to take from others. They are well beyond that fear-based state of consciousness. They are living with transformation as their norm, since that is the ongoing condition of expanding awareness in consciousness. Their state of being transforms those around them, to the degree that they are open to it.

Abraham Lincoln made an insightful comment about authentic spirituality: “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” In other words, the proof of true religion, or I prefer to call it spirituality, is the influence we have on those closest to us. That includes more than pets. How are we affecting our family members, our friends, our working colleagues? Is our amplitude of power uplifting them or dragging them down?

When we evolve beyond ego into an increasingly trans-egoic state, we exert a transformational influence just by showing up. This seems much simpler than any grand plans the ego can make to improve our human condition.

Man Meditating

Transformation – Part 1 – Change or Transformation?

“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.”

– Wayne Dyer

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Transformation is different than change. Transformation is a wholesale shift from one state to another, which is fundamentally different than piece meal change.

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Ron Ashkenas said, “… the overall goal of transformation is not just to execute a defined change — but to reinvent the organization and discover a new or revised business model based on a vision for the future.” 1

It’s interesting to apply this to our personal lives, particularly to our expanding awareness and increasing experience of truth. We could substitute reinventing the organization for reinventing ourselves. The new business model? Personally, that would be a new way of living. A vision for the future? Since that’s routinely missing (lost in the busyness of day to day activities), let’s focus there.

What’s your vision for the future? Most people don’t have one, at least not something they originated. On the other hand, there’s no lack of visions to borrow. One dystopian sci-fi film after another assaults us with visions of a dark future, while media assails us with dire predictions about the repercussions of political and economic blunders.

Henry Ford famously said that whether you believe it or not, you’re right. He was acknowledging the power of belief. Belief relative to this concept of creating a vision for the future is often described with the word “intention.”

In her book, The Intention Experiment, science journalist Lynne McTaggart wrote, “Intention has already been employed in many quarters to cure illness, alter physical processes, and influence events. It is not a special gift but a learned skill, readily taught. Indeed, we already use intention in many aspects of our daily lives.” 2

How skilled are you with intentions? Sadly, none of us received much support to develop our imagination, which is what intention setting requires. Einstein believed that imagination was more important than knowledge and it’s easy to understand why. Knowledge is a tool; imagination enables us to work it. We employ imagination to render knowledge useful. We focus imagination to envision the future and set intentions about the results we want in our lives. And we can harness imagination for transformation.

Change means keeping things the way they are but improving them. Transformation means, as the opening quote from Wayne Dyer clarified, going beyond the form, to literally “trans-form.” What would that mean, personally?

Perhaps one way to explore the implications is to consider what happens when we upgrade computer software. What’s different afterwards? Things have changed. You click a familiar button and get an unfamiliar result (hopefully something better).

And, there’s a learning curve. Ashkenas continued to clarify the more dramatic nature of transformation vs change: “It’s much more unpredictable, iterative, and experimental. It entails much higher risk.” 3

What’s the risk? Whenever we disrupt a system, we open the door to problems of adaptation. We may not all use computers and know the headaches of learning a new system but many of us can probably remember the challenges of “re-entry” after a peak experience. Returning from a holiday or a personal growth seminar, it’s always tricky to get back into our routines without losing the value we just gained. Sadly, we often just can’t integrate what we learned into new habits and that peak experience soon fades away.

What about spiritual transformation? Some people meditate occasionally, others are more disciplined and sit every day. But the ancient traditions all emphasized that the purpose of meditation is to culture a state change that lasts. It’s fine to begin with 30 minutes here and there, but the real goal is to sustain a meditative state throughout the day, and every day.

Those who meditate this way are fueling their transformation. Of course, the practice is one thing, an actual state change that is “unpredictable, iterative, and experimental” as Ashkenas wrote, is quite another.

Fortunately, there are many who have tread this path before us, masters and teachers of one sort or another who not only survived their transformation but are thriving in a rarified dimension of enlightened human experience.

They well understand that change is the nature of relative reality, the oscillation of the relative polarities we experience as “reality.” Transformation relates to the evolution of consciousness, the ongoing trajectory of evolving consciousness. That is a much slower process than change. Oscillation is fast, change happens on a daily basis. But the flow of evolutionary transformation is incremental, on other words, slow!


How do you know if what you are going through is change or transformation? Transformation progresses your state of being from fragmentation to unity, from limitation to increasingly holistic awareness. As your individuated consciousness evolves and progresses from egoic to trans-egoic levels, you undergo an alchemical process where your fundamental state of being radically alters and your awareness becomes more expansive and inclusive.

And change? It’s business as usual with tweaks. But, if you’re reading this, we know which path you’re more interested in! We’ll drill deeper into the dynamics of transformation in the next post.

2. Lynne McTaggart from The Intention Experiment, page xxv

EXPERIENCING JOY IN THE NEW YEAR? ….. If not, change your holographic reflection!

If we aren’t experiencing joy, we haven’t let go yet … let go of trying to create it ourselves, our self with a little “s”. You’ve likely heard that before, but probably not in the language of holographic mirrors and “frequencies.”

All our perceptions (positive or negative) are only multi-layered reflectionsad infinitum … through “mirror, mirror on the wall.” The lower self (rooted in three-dimensional fear of the other, more-powerful dimensions) makes judgments, creates beliefs, and acts on them as though they were a reality, trying to flex its muscles for power.  Within the universal hologram, a consensus reality of electro-magnetic frequencies is created, attracting similar mirrors with the same fears.

We are a multi-dimensional being of which our 3-dimensional little-self reflections are just a fragment in the mirror — a “fractal” — of the 3 densest dimensions sticking out this far from the primordial soup.

Thus, the “Higher Self” could be said to be our positive polarity fulfilling the primary intention of consciousness … to experience itself fully through multiplication of itself. It multiples through mirrored fragments, appearing to our 3-dimensional perception as multiple “others” … so we can be fearful enough to react on beliefs and create this game of illusion.

Another way to put it:  if we think of manifestation as a baseline, the bright blue at the bottom (of the graphic below) can be thought of Unified Consciousness (as the “Higher Self”) propelling extrusion into 3-dimensional appearance.

Those who meditate (and experience the above deeper blue frequencies of Unified Consciousness) let go enough of the outward propelled focus to look  inward and feel the source of existence. That’s where the joy is, where we feel “at home” in the first “rushes” of separation from the primordial soup that squeal with delight as the primary intention is fulfilled yet again.

Feeling the joy yet? Meditate, meditate, meditate and find the deep blue!

Also, you can come to the Synchronicity Sanctuary and have your NeuroField brain map done, to show you how-far-down you’re aware of your sticking-out-from-the-baseline (of joyous pure-existence). The mapping and balancing protocols are available outside of retreats, as well as during retreats.

If you need more help in finding the deep blue of Unified Consciousness and can’t make it to the Sanctuary, you can access your deepest states through Synchronicity meditation soundtracks laden with technology that will take you to the delta Unified Consciousness.  The Recognitions Program (with delta frequencies) is the fastest track there.

The graphic below shows the explanation of the BETA (the top bars in our blue frequency graphic above) and the lower frequencies toward the thicker blue (alpha, theta, delta).

Best wishes for a joyful year!


Infograph: How to Meditate

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Entrainment – Part 4 – Transformation is Always Now

“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”

– Dean Jackson

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Transformation is inevitable. We’ve all been transforming since day one, through the seasons of our lives. And none of us will leave this dimension without a final transformation.

In our recent blogs exploring the principle of entrainment, we’ve acknowledged the grand cycles that humanity is traversing, the four Yugas or cycles in this day of God. We’ve considered what’s next, the ending of the last cycle and the beginning of the night of God. Who knows what that will bring; it’s unimaginable to our human minds.

What’s also impossible to conceive is how these human lives will end. The phenomenon of death remains shrouded in mystery and ever will be, until we have the experience for ourselves. As we age, that moment comes closer so we begin to consider it consciously. Fear may arise, understandably, because we fear the unknown. What helps is to reframe that inescapable event, not as an ending but as a transformation. The fact that we don’t know exactly what we will transform into only adds to the adventure, if we choose to see it that way.

Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.” 1

Rilke artfully shifts judgment about the terrors and disappointments in our lives towards learning opportunities. His words open a door of understanding and can even guide our preparation for the moments of significant transit in our lives and the emotions that accompany loss and pain.
Butterfly and Lily

He continues: “So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”

Indeed, we have no real idea of the “why” to what happens to us. There are jokes about good and bad, how judgment shifts with more information over time. We speak of “blessings in disguise” and the lessons in failure … all hinting at an entirely different attitude, what we might call a “trans-egoic posture.” That term could describe being poised for transformation, yielding up ego identification to the pervasive oneness of life that we forever swim in.

In this final blog on entrainment, we take this principle to a logical completion: the entrainment of transformation. Interestingly, a scientific definition of entrainment provides fascinating clues for our culminating observations. “Entrainment is a phenomenon of the atmosphere which occurs when a turbulent flow captures a non-turbulent flow … Entrainment is the mixing of environmental air into a preexisting air current or cloud so that the environmental air becomes part of the current or cloud.” 2

Applying this effect to our spiritual journey, we can consider the energy field of an authentic master as that “turbulent flow,” a higher amplitude of personal power, meeting our own more “non-turbulent flow.” We’ve had the experience, many of us, and know what it means to be “captured,” and the unification we experience within that comforting cloud of inspiration.

Our sense of self expands. Our personal ego surrenders. It happens in the presence of a powerful enough entrainment field … if we are willing. The trans-egoic state arises and we begin to know ourselves beyond linear time. With that foundational shift arises an evolution in how we view our lives and our death. Death will not be the end, we begin to feel that, not as a theory but as a sensed present and future reality.

I’ve designed, recorded, and distributed entrainment programs for decades, many in the form of audio meditation programs. I developed a term for these: High Tech Meditation. But the technology is both novel and ancient. According to BrainWorks, “Brainwave entrainment is nothing new. Ceremonial chambers acoustically tuned to specific brainwave frequencies have been found dating back to the Bronze Age, and the ancient Greeks used flickering sunlight shining through a spinning wheel to induce altered states.” 3

These blogs serve this same purpose. As you relax into the reading, moving with the rhythm that flows between the lines, you may feel a cloud of sorts enveloping you, the presence of source energy transmitting through me. BTW, you could not feel it if it wasn’t also transmitting through you!

Now Card and Butterfly

Transformation is always now and if you are reading these words we are resonating together in this entrainment field. And now, as the reading ends, you have the same opportunity that I do, to provide a welcoming, inspiring influence towards everyone and everything in your world, one moment at a time, and without needing to do or say anything. As I mentioned in the first blog of this series, authentic masters teach without words. Here’s our chance!

1. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Entrainment – Part 3 – Why Are We Here?

“To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire
to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all.”

– David R. Hawkins, author of Power vs Force

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Dr. Hawkins confirms what masters have always taught, that “The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”

We’ve been discussing the phenomena of entrainment in recent blogs, particularly the “guru effect,” that is, what happens when we enter the energy field of an authentic master. Masters, gurus, and sages are those who function in a trans-egoic state and they can teach without words. This is what defines an authentic master, one who is enlightened enough to assist others.

Entrainment also occurs with our external environment. Dr. Frank Lipman lists these examples of that kind of entrainment: 1

• When a musician has the audience spellbound, he or she has entrained them into the rhythm.
• A charismatic preacher can do the same with his congregation.
• When you meditate in a group, you feel the increased “strength” of the experience.
• Participating in an exercise class doing aerobics to up tempo music.
• When young women become roommates, they often start getting their periods at the same time.

This is illuminating but incomplete. We’re woefully ignorant of larger energetic waves in motion, particularly the constant orchestration of literally everything by consciousness, moment by moment. Even a cursory study of astrology reveals the pivotal influence that cosmic forces have in our lives. These forces don’t suddenly stop being significant after birth… the stars are always affecting us.

Dr. Lipman acknowledges this. He writes: “You use less energy when you’re in sync with the surrounding energy; you use more when you’re out of sync. It’s ok to speed up during the day if you have a fast-paced career, but you need to slow down when you return home. You need to teach the body to slow down, to relax, to recover, to stimulate the parasympathetic system (your natural relaxation response). You need to find external rhythms that are slow (nature, quiet surroundings, certain music) to entrain to.” 2

True enough, but let’s expand our understanding to include these larger, invisible forces and acknowledge how the ancient traditions present them, as the steady unfoldment of cosmic consciousness through four cycles called Yugas, also known as the procession of the equinoxes.

According to Vedic and Tantric systems, humanity has been progressing through what they term “the day of God.” In the first cycle, the truth of the trans-egoic level is dominant in consciousness; this is known as the age of truth (Satwa). The second cycle is denser, as is the third, taking us to the fourth cycle, known as the Kali Yuga, which is where we are now. In other words, humanity is currently experiencing the most contracted and dense part of this long cycle.

Some anticipate “spring” and describe what is happening right now as a rebirth for humanity. That’s accurate but could be misleading if we forget that the day of God is followed by the night of God. So, as we complete the Kali Yuga cycle, we won’t leap into brilliant light… we’ll then begin our journey through the corresponding cycles in the night of God. So, let’s relax, be patient, and put the fireworks back in the shed for a while.

There are always signs to indicate the changing of these cycles. According to the ancient traditions, 10 living avatars appear on earth, spread out over those cycles of day, one or two for each age. Christ was the last one. Before him, we had the Buddha and before him Krishna, Rama, etc. So far, we have experienced 9 of these avatars. The 10th will be the Kali avatar and he or she has not appeared yet.

It makes no sense to sit around waiting! The point of entrainment is to “get with the program.” This impending event includes us all, since consciousness is one. The arrival of this 10th avatar is a personal experience, not just the appearance of some other being.

Consider this as you meditate and during any of your mindfulness practices: you are preparing room in your consciousness for the arrival of something… something wonderful. I often write about “The Awakening Impulse…” this is what we are awakening to.

The personal signs are easy to detect: we become more loving towards each other. While we witness the very opposite of that in news reports every day, the question is: what are we entraining to? The assault of negativity we navigate through every day, or the cosmic cycles of steady awakening as we march through the day, and then the night of God?

Let’s share that journey ever more consciously together as we individually transition from egoic to trans-egoic experience. This is why we are here.

2. Ibid