Many will remember from their early years the Brothers Grimm fable of Rumplestilstkin.
Essentially the story’s title character is a mysterious gnome-like man who spins straw into gold for the benefit of a beautiful miller’s daughter, in exchange for her future firstborn child. The little man reappears to demand his payment when the young woman, now the queen, bears her first child. After she begs him to release her from her thoughtless vow, he allows her three days in which to discover his name. If she cannot, he will take the child. All seems lost until someone overhears his premature celebration of his good fortune and gives the queen the information she needs to keep her child.
There are many variants of this German tale - the same story pattern appears in numerous other cultures: England (Tom Tit Tot), Scotland (Whuppity Stoorie), Iceland (Gilitrutt), Russia (Khlamushka), the Czech Republic (Martin Zvonek), Slovakia (Martinko Klingáč), Israel, Serbia, South America (Ruidoquedito), Hungary (Pancimanci ), Japan (Daiku to Oniroku), France (Myrmidon) and even in Arabic (Joaidane).
It seems to me extremely unlikely that a person sitting near Mount Fuji will be reading a German fairy tale book to his kids and thinking this would be a great story to translate to Japanese and take the credit. The same would apply to someone in Reykjavik or near the Red Sea. Is there a common origin for these similar stories? It is thought the Rumplestilstkin story goes back as far as 4000 years. That’s quite a history, and is naturally subject to a number of interpretations and assumptions.
My own feeling is that this is not meant as a tale to terrify young kids at bedtime - although that certainly was the case for me and led to a long-term suspicion of little people and clowns! What message then does Rumplestilstkin hold for us in the 21st century?
I have found in my consulting work a perfectly valid interpretation that has helped many clients. Everybody in their life journey will face challenges – some comparatively minor, others will be life-changing or even life-threatening. Overcoming these challenges requires vision, belief and ownership. Once a challenge is identified, there must be a belief that it can be overcome. Once there is a belief that it can be overcome, then comes the ownership of the problem – for without taking personal ownership and responsibility for that challenge in your own space, it cannot be given away or exchanged for something more appropriate.
The four-minute mile could not have been broken if it were not for someone like Roger Bannister and his team who believed that it was not insurmountable, and then went ahead and defied the odds. Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay would never have climbed Mount Everest if they believed the nay-sayers of the day. These pathfinders have had the courage of their convictions, and breaking the four-minute mile and climbing Everest are almost commonplace today.
My own interpretation of the Rumplestilstkin effect therefore is simple. Once you have identified your own personal demon you have its’ name and with it, ownership. It ceases to have any hold over you, and while it may still be there in some form it may never have the influence over you it once had. This is the basis of all our life journeys, and we all contribute those lessons to the group consciousness so that others may benefit from our own experiences. We are all individual pathfinders like Hillary, Bannister and so many others who saw their challenges, refused to be cowed by them and helped elevate mankind towards enlightenment.
May we all see our own Rumplestilstkins, and quietly and firmly say to them “I see you, I own you, and I release you to the light with love”.
© KIM BRIGHT, April 2018
I have for ages been fascinated about the synchronicities between brainwaves, frequencies and the Schumann Resonance.
The more I learn, the more I realise how interconnected and inseparable we all are from ourselves and all other things on this planet and indeed in the universe.
This is my short exploration and adventure into this wonderful subject.
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We have over the last several weeks witnessed some pretty amazing and awe-inspiring sights of Kilauea’s devastating lava flows and Guatemala’s huge volcano engulfing all in their path. I give thanks I live in a relatively stable Australian paradise rather than a Pacific island or South American one, and send whatever thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost everything.
Hawaii has been formed by upwelling magma along a weakness in the earth’s crust, and is an area of active volcanic activity. There are five volcanoes on Big Island alone, one of them (Mauna Kea) being the highest mountain in the world. My wife was recently shown in one of her visions the Big Island actually splitting – let’s hope this is just a possibility and not an actuality.
Yet, all this fire and brimstone pales into insignificance when we realise there are 20 super-volcanoes in the world. The largest, the Yellowstone Caldera in western United States’ Wyoming, is coming towards the end of an established geological cycle and has been identified as possibly overdue to erupt. This is naturally an extremely-closely monitored region, and regular flexing and subsidence of the earth’s crust have been measured for some time. If Yellowstone were to erupt, the consequences for America and much of the world could be catastrophic.
The Earth’s magnetic poles are wandering. Over the past 150 years, the north pole has meandered over 1100 kilometers across northern Canada. Now it has accelerated to 40 kilometers a year to the northwest, and it is being suggested this may herald a polarity reversal. There is already an area called the South Atlantic Anomaly extending from southern Africa to South America where the earth’s magnetic field is noticeably weakened. It has been discovered that magnetic measurement of Hawaii’s volcanic lava suggests that this was in fact the site of the north pole thousands of years ago.
So, what in fact creates our earthly magnetic field in the first place? I am told this is due to fluid movements of liquified iron near the Earth’s core creating electrical fields and consequently magnetic ones. This confuses me a bit, as I was taught at school that heating a magnet actually reduced or eliminated its magnetic ability. Surely then, wouldn’t melting it completely destroy its magnetism? Maybe the constant battering of the Earth from cosmic radiation emitted by the sun actually strengthens the magnetic field rather than weakens it…
Now what does global warming have to do with all this?
There is irrefutable evidence that the polar ice caps are melting, largely due to the effects of mankind. A spinning top is more stable if it is hollow. Add water to that spinning top and it hardly spins at all. With all that melted water from the poles spreading across the planet, it follows that the Earth’s rotation must be affected. We are probably causing the polar wobble.
Now, if you shake up a bottle of tomato sauce, it will flow more easily and you won’t have to smack the bottom of the bottle to flavour your meal. Maybe the earth’s mantle is liquifying more by the earth’s wobble. Maybe more liquid, and therefore hotter, earth’s mantle is causing more volcanic activity. Maybe we could be the cause of the unprecedented Kilauea lava flows, and could we therefore be the catalyst of the eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano?
Maybe we should take more seriously our individual and our joint responsibility in causing global warming and do something more dynamic in its solution. We can, and should, be our own saviours, not the cause of our own demise. It is time to practice the Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation tradition of hoʻoponopono. Aloha.
©KIM BRIGHT June 2018
22nd November 2017
WHERE TO NOW?
I have over the past weeks been mulling over the Schumann Resonance – what it is, what causes it and what it may cause in turn, and indeed our own inseparable connection with it. I have come up with fewer answers and more questions. Frustrating, but perhaps this is how we learn best. Perhaps this is how knowledge is mutated to wisdom. Perhaps this is how we as individuals are components of some sort of supercomputer that is called universal consciousness. Perhaps that too is itself a component of something too big to comprehend. Perhaps we are talking about God, in all his, her or their forms.
Yes we all vibrate at frequencies that will vary according to our task in hand. All matter vibrates. At its essence, or quantum level, all matter behaves like a wave, a frequency, that does not conform to conventional time and space. Why should it, when we are ourselves composed of stardust formed aeons ago at the dawn of creation. The question that now arises however, is who or what started it all in the first place? Where did the materials needed for the creation of matter come from? Who designed it all, because there certainly seems to have been a blueprint or plan to cover the infinite intricacies.
I don’t have the answers, I don’t think anyone remotely sane could comprehend them all. Maybe then we should be looking to the supposedly slightly insane (as we may tend to box them) for insight - the Teslas, Galileos and Giordano Brunos of the world who have been vilified for daring to think outside the square and defied belief systems of the day. There was a time where philosophy and science were the same thing, which the church found quite threatening as it challenged their accepted norms which worked very well - at least for them anyway.
I do believe we are into an age now of enlightened thinking. Where thinking outside of the square is an accepted way forward. People are finding the old methods just don’t cut the mustard any more. And yet there are still the diehards who refuse to open their eyes, their hearts and minds, because that would mean they would have to take responsibility for their own actions.
And so we come full circle to who we are in the here and now. If we are indeed the stuff of stars and the cosmos, if we are indeed timeless and uninhibited by space, perhaps we are ourselves the subject of science fiction and have come back from the future to help save the planet hell-bent on self-destruction.
Perhaps that is why the Schumann Resonance has been showing such fluctuations and variations recently. The pulse of the planet is starting to race because it knows time, as we understand it, is running out and we need to do something pretty radical in order to prevent another pretty big bang and we all return to the space dust which made us.
It is time we all took responsibility for our own actions, paid attention to our own deep and innermost thoughts, and unified to make this planet home again. It is also time to encourage our children to ask “Why?” We may often find it frustrating to see our kids with their heads bowed paying homage to the mobile phone. Yes, they may never find a use for quadratic equations, declensions or the atomic table. But hopefully we are teaching our children to think, and rather than this being the end of the world, maybe it’s the way to make it a better one.
© KIM BRIGHT, November 2017
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THOUGHTS ABOUT FREQUENCY, RESONANCE, AND OUR REASONS FOR BEING
© KIM BRIGHT October 2017
As an esoteric with a scientific bent, I have been fascinated at the apparent correlation between our own thoughts, beliefs and brainwaves and the effect it may have upon not just our own health but that of the planet.
Renowned geneticist Dr Bruce Lipton has argued convincingly that it is not our genetics that govern our belief systems, but rather the opposite – what we believe is stronger than our genetics, and that we can indeed think ourselves healthy (and of course conversely think ourselves sick). My own experience as a natural therapist has proved this to me time and again. I do believe that a client’s treatment from a good therapist starts the moment of first contact. Author Terry Pratchett called this “headology”. If we devoted more time to really listening our client’s story before rushing headlong into a treatment protocol, perhaps our success rates will become even greater.
By hearing our client’s story, we initiate a flow of information. The client trusts enough to express verbally which establishes a connection between client and practitioner. From here, all things are possible… “Speak up, you’re through!” As the flow of information becomes more regular, the subconscious starts to give up its secrets too. The observant practitioner will notice the clues and be able to draw out more release of the client’s pent-up issues that may have virtually paralysed his forward progress.
So how does it all work? I am a novice at the science behind it all, but I have learnt from my own observations in field practice, through reading countless articles, and from meditation. I found out about the Schumann Resonance, that electromagnetic background hum in the atmosphere and all around us that is apparently generated largely by lightning. I found out about brainwaves, particularly Theta waves that allow us to go into a deep meditation or dream state. I learnt about the Om, that mystic mantra in Hindu and eastern religions which is the essence of life itself. I learnt about frequencies, and that at the most basic quantum level, matter is a vibration, a frequency. I was told in my meditations about cross-frequency coupling, and how it could be used positively in boosting healing energetics.
Then I had a lightbulb moment and put them all together.
“Why”, I asked myself, “are the Schumann Resonance, theta brainwaves during meditation, and the Om in the same frequency band?” I theorised an answer, which seems to be backed up by scientific research but which now gives birth to new questions….
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As a teenager growing up in the 1970’s, I was a searcher of truth and enlightenment. It was an age where the esoteric started to take hold as people questioned convention and the answers no longer seemed valid. Beyond the flower power and magic mushrooms of the age lay, I believe, the dawning of an understanding of the meaning of life – and it wasn’t necessarily the 42 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (although that has recently in fact been shown to have some validity!)
The age saw a gradual increase in the vibration of the Schumann Resonance, that background hum around our planet that seems to reflect our own consciousness and conscience. I discovered some wonderful writings such as Richard Bach’s “Illusions” and “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, Khalil Gibran’s “The Prophet”, Rudyard Kipling’s “If” – and a poem called “Desiderata” which I first heard as a song in 1971 by Les Crane and which provided so much common sense to a young teenager.
Desiderata is a work of prose attributed to American writer Max Ehrmann in 1927, although it is often mistaken that it was written by an anonymous author in 1692 and was found in Old Saint Paul’s Church. The words are timeless and are as valid now as they were way back whenever they were written – the truth is like that… As we come to the end of the year and get ready for the birth of the new one, perhaps this is a good time to take to heart the wisdom of Desiderata, which follows. I also have a link to that 1972 song which you may like to hear with your soul too…
DESIDERATA by Max Ehrmann
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
So with the holiday season coming to a close and we head into 2019, from our hearts to yours, we wish you safe and pleasant travels in peace and abundance.
© KIM BRIGHT December 2018
We have just witnessed a once in a lifetime experience for most of us, the super blood blue moon eclipse. Spectacular for many, disappointing for others who may have been outside the area of totality or having had their view obscured by cloud. Certainly a rare event, and one preceded by much media hype and public expectation. The world hasn’t ended as a result, but is it still the same?
According to several sources, the earth is overdue for a reversal in its magnetic poles. I am sure we are already in this process, but do not believe there will be a sudden earth somersault throwing us all into outer space and ending our tenure on the planet. There is evidence of a more sedate magnetic variation around the planet – generally weakening around South America and Southern Africa, strengthening over Australia and Canada. There are also smaller pockets of polarity change elsewhere. We have also witnessed a decrease in the size of the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica – could this be attributed to the polarity shift and be a natural part of the earth’s healing process? Yes, there are already changes in migration patterns of birds and sea life who rely on magnetic navigation, there are more extreme weather events across the planet, more seismic activity has been noted in normally stable parts of the world. Electricity grids and communications are being affected more as solar eruptions become more prominent and the protective magnetic field around the earth shifts.
With customary 20/20 hindsight, our Australian Spirit group workshop in July last year organised and run by my wife Katherine couldn’t have been more in the right place and at the right time. What better than to reach across the world to other lightworkers at a time when profound earth shifts are under way. And of course, it would have to be groups representing the maximum geographical polarity variation in both hemispheres. We all felt the most amazing connection with one another combined with some incredible earth balancing and healing.
Indeed, the Yin and Yang in motion.
With all of this global energetic and spiritual work being done, I came to wonder how the energetics were sustained. Previous blogs have mentioned that the planet is vibrating at an increasingly high frequency commensurate with the increasing enlightenment of its residents. What could produce and sustain this raised frequency? What indeed comprises a “light meal”? It is understood that the meals mankind enjoyed at the dawn of creation would have been heavy protein-based affairs largely of meat – all well and good when you need to chase the next meal around the jungle or prairie. But what now, when we are generally a more sedentary, thinking and hopefully more caring life form? The human race has slowed to become more of a comfortable ramble. Small wonder then that a more vegetarian diet has become popular, and not just because plants can’t run away…
I realised then - a light-bulb moment if you like - that plants obtain energy through photosynthesis, a process converting light energy to chemical energy and therefore fuel. Do we, through eating more plant-based foods, utilise some sort of reverse-engineered process whereby we convert the chemical energy digested back into light? We need to respect the origin and source of our sustenance, to ensure it comprises the maximum light-giving capability.
For ages, we have had the Yin and Yang prominent in our thoughts – black and white, the male and the female, the dark and the light, two aspects of the whole. With this in mind, my next meditation brought my next light-bulb moment. I was shown a third aspect of the whole – a silver swirl counterbalancing the other two, which themselves have evolved to more gentle aspects representing masculine and feminine, equal and not opposite. This third aspect comprises co-operation, respect and the higher aspirations of an evolved life form.
I do believe that this visualisation is real, here and now. I believe that it has come about through mankind’s emergence from chaos into balance, through knowledge and wisdom attained through our own thinking processes and through the interaction with higher beings at both a spiritual and perhaps even a physical level. We are all, after all, comprised of star dust – why should we lose the understanding encompassed in our own cellular structure when we have the ability within us to transmute matter to light? When we are all, at the quantum level or essence of our being, a vibration or frequency like all else that exists?
©KIM BRIGHT February 2018
05 December 2017
ASTROLOGY AND THE
This week we don’t just have a full moon, we have a super moon. And to add to the panic, Mercury is retrograde again – we all know what THAT means! Stay in bed, hide and wear a crash helmet!
Or does it?
This got me thinking again about the Schumann resonance, more particularly about what effect planetary movements may have upon our own Earthly magnetic fields. We’ve been talking recently about quantum physics, about how matter at its most minute level, at its essence, behaves less like a particle and more like a wave. At this level time and space no longer exist, at least in their conventionally-understood forms. It seems logical to me therefore that at the quantum level of existence, the slightest variations in gravitational force exerted by the celestial movement of planets on our own could quite feasibly influence our Earth magnetic fields. And if the Earth’s magnetic fields are influenced, surely our own biological magnetics must follow.
The plot thickens!
These planetary movements are therefore also likely to affect the Earth’s Schumann Resonance, that “background hum” in the atmosphere that may influence our own behaviour and thinking patterns (or indeed vice-versa). It is feasible therefore, that astrology should perhaps be considered a very real and accepted form of science. Not the kind of generalised “your week in the stars” you read in the Sunday newspaper, but the specific and individual astrology studied and practiced for ages by many luminaries. My wife and I have both had our individual charts detailed and analysed by just such a practitioner, and what an eye-opener they were too. Uncannily accurate and invaluable in helping us understand each other more and accommodate each other’s idiosyncrasies – and in this day and age isn’t that what we need most?
Now if astrology works for us as individuals and helps us understand how we interact with others, wouldn’t it be fascinating if we were able to establish a natal chart for planet Earth and see how it as an individual would interact with other planets – and by extension, how our solar system would interact with other solar systems and the universe? It may never be possible to establish all the variables involved at such a scale, but recognising our planet as a living, breathing organism subject to influence by not only its component sentient beings but huge external factors too would be quite a paradigm shift in human thinking.
What a wonderful way to start treating this world - with a bit more respect, as we would someone we love.
© KIM BRIGHT, December 2017
BINAURAL BEATS & CROSS-FREQUENCY COUPLING – THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC
What in heaven’s name, you may ask, am I on about here?
To be honest, I’m as confused about these things as the next person. Yet I do believe that although sounding like some new-fangled pop group, these have relevance in today’s hectic life styles and in how we handle stress and illness.
I had the pleasure last weekend of watching my wife and friends play some wonderful music at a local restaurant, followed by briefly attending a drumming workshop. I was struck by the laid-back, upbeat, happy atmosphere at both venues. Despite it being a cold wintry evening, the joy was palpably warm and inviting – why? Yes of course everyone was having a great time, but was this a cause of the good music, or perhaps an effect of it?
In my ponderings, I remembered a few things mentioned during quiet meditation a few years ago and about which at the time I had very little understanding or comprehension. I had asked how and why energy healings worked so effectively with some people, yet with others it seemed to have little effect. I thought it was simply to do with resonance, where certain ailments or conditions resonated at a certain frequency and could be lessened or removed by using a corresponding frequency to counteract it – in effect, producing a “white noise” to help bring the body into balance. I understand now it is much more than that.
I was told during my meditation that overlaying two or more frequencies could multiply or broaden the healing effect to help alleviate more stubborn or chronic conditions. The term used was one I had not heard before - “Cross-Frequency Coupling”. I soon regretted looking the term up on the internet, as it appears to be a neuroscience term referring to brain function which quickly caused my own brain to overheat and short-circuit. The “simplest” definition I could find is:
“Recent studies suggest that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) may serve a functional role in neuronal computation, communication, and learning. In particular, the strength of phase-amplitude CFC differs across brain areas in a task-relevant manner, changes quickly in response to sensory, motor, and cognitive events, and correlates with performance in learning tasks. Importantly, while high-frequency brain activity reflects local domains of cortical processing, low-frequency brain rhythms are dynamically entrained across distributed brain regions by both external sensory input and internal cognitive events. CFC may thus serve as a mechanism to transfer information from large-scale brain networks operating at behavioural timescales to the fast, local cortical processing required for effective computation and synaptic modification, thus integrating functional systems across multiple spatiotemporal scales.”
I figured this meant that the brain, and therefore the body, could feel and act better through frequency stimulation.
Then I heard about Binaural Beats – perhaps, and fortunately, a bit more easily understood:
“The word binaural means ‘having or relating to two ears’. This represents the process, which works by simultaneously sending a marginally different sound frequency to each ear through headphones. Brainwave entrainment happens inside the brain, and is caused by a physiological response. Upon hearing two tones of different frequencies – sent simultaneously to the left and right ears – the brain perceives a third tone based on the mathematical difference between the two frequencies. The brain then follows along at the new frequency and produces brainwaves at the same rate of Hertz (Hz). For example: if a 200 Hz sound frequency is sent to the left ear, and a 205 Hz to the right ear, the brain will process those two frequencies and perceive a new frequency at 5 Hz. The brain then follows along at the new frequency (5 Hz), producing brainwaves at the same rate of Hertz (Hz). The technical term for this process is ‘frequency following response'.”
What I understand about this is that the brain, when perceiving two slightly different frequencies in each ear will effectively hear the difference between the two frequencies. This is sometimes used for deep meditation or sleep, where brain frequencies in the theta and delta wavelengths can be induced. My wife Katherine utilizes binaural beats in many of the wonderful self-hypnosis recordings she has made on a diverse range of topics such as Abundance, Dealing With Anxiety, Life Balance, Positive Body Image, and Unlimited Wealth to name but a few and available on her website at: Do yourself a favour and listen to some…
Music is a blend of different frequencies arranged in such a way as to “produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Many people will return instantly to a time and place in their minds when hearing a certain tune or song which had particular significance in their lives. They will recall the meal they were eating, the weather, the place they were visiting, the people they were with. My wife Katherine, in her book “Connection-Keep Your Light Burning Bright”, was told by Creator “Frequency in song is intrinsic to the makeup, vibration, and webbing of all molecular structure. We hold all emotion in the water molecules of our body.”
A certain drum beat can spur mild-mannered people into superhumans, the bagpipes could transform skirt-wearing blue-painted Scotsmen into fierce warriors. Shops and supermarkets use music of certain frequencies to tempt their customers into perhaps spending more on items they may not need.
Yet in my opinion what is the finest effect of music, and one attracting more and more attention at last, is that of healing. Hospitals use it to treat mental illness. It is known to reduce heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels. Whales and birds use song to communicate. Music also unifies the human spirit, and that is perhaps music’s unique gift to us, for it will probably be the one thing that will prevent humanity from self-destruction.
Accomplished folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger once said, referring to music, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”
Playwright William Shakespeare wrote in his work Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on. Let there be excess of it.”
The luminary scientist Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
These three very different people from very different backgrounds and times were speaking the same language, from the heart. Maybe they’re all sitting together on their little cloud right now inspiring us to listen to the music in our own hearts.
Let’s have more of that.
With love, light and many blessings,
©KIM BRIGHT May 2018
I watched a short video recently, which graphically put into perspective our and the Earth’s position and size in space and relative to other planets and worlds. I was struck by how many possibly-habitable worlds there are out there, and how many similarities they have to our own little blue marble on which we live. The odds of at least some of them having some form of sentient inhabitants must be pretty good.
I was also struck by how far apart all these worlds are, and that because of this vast distance we are observing them now back through space and time – they may in fact not even be in existence now, and there may well be even more worlds in the process of creation and evolution that we will still be unable to see for perhaps billions of years.
How restricted are our conventional means of detection and measurement?! How much more informative, and perhaps not just a little humbling, would it be if we could observe things in “real time” – as they happen?
I then got to wondering that, what with all these huge bits of rock and gas flying around the heavens, there must be some amazing forces to both prevent them crashing into each other, as well as those doing the opposite. Perhaps space really is expanding into infinity to prevent these collisions – but then what is the infinity into which space is expanding?
After sitting down and taking some aspirin to alleviate the brain-strain, I then asked of myself something more perplexing. The scientists tell us of “dark matter” that exists in the spaces within outer space – there can’t just be nothing. Wikipedia refers to dark matter as “… a type of matter which has not yet been directly observed, but which is believed to form a fundamental part of our universe.” It is theorized that up to 80% of the mass in space is unable to be observed. So, what on earth (figuratively speaking) is there up in the heavens? What is there between all these countless planets and stars?
After some more aspirin and a cup of tea, at least some answers came to me in a quiet moment. Yes, there are inhabited worlds out there, yes there are sentient beings out there at least as developed as us, and yes there is something between the spaces in space – it is, simply, Thought. Every thought ever made, by ourselves in our own short history of evolution and by all those other sentient beings in theirs. Thought does not seem to obey our conventions of physics. Could this be an explanation for those flashes of genius coming to those who dare to think outside the square? Could we in fact already be in communication with other beings across light years of time and space? If we were somehow able to manufacture some sort of thought-powered telescope, what then would be able to observe?
Perhaps therefore we should be very mindful of our own thoughts, not because of who might be listening to them but of the effect they may have upon the delicate matrix of space and time. French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and all-round good guy René Descartes said back in the 1600’s, “Cogito ergo sum” – I think, therefore I am. As we think, so does reality change. We think harmful thoughts, and harm is manifested into reality. Our planet is vibrating at a higher frequency than it has before as we become more enlightened. Let’s therefore think light a whole lot more - and keep on doing it. The mind truly does boggle at the possibilities….
© KIM BRIGHT, March 2018
Do we control our genes, or do our genes control us?
It seems our destiny lies largely in the hands (figuratively speaking) of our belief systems. We are told that we are what we eat. More to the point perhaps is that we are indeed what we believe - our beliefs are such powerful influencers, and shape pretty much all facets of our lives.
My efforts in trying to get my head around the workings of quantum physics has led me to epigenetics. Epigenetics is defined as “the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.” Along the way I have also come across the work of Dr Bruce Lipton, whose studies have shown pretty conclusively that we all have the potential to initiate change within our own bodies and lives.
So, what is this new buzzword “epigenetics”? The following is the least complicated definition of a complicated subject I could find…
"Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that will switch genes on and off. What does that mean? Well, if you are new to this whole thing, we first need a quick crash course in biochemistry and genetics before learning exactly what is epigenetics:
Cells are fundamental working units of every human being. All the instructions required to direct their activities are contained within the chemical deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA.
DNA from humans is made up of approximately 3 billion nucleotide bases. There are four fundamental types of bases that comprise DNA – adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, commonly abbreviated as A, C, G, and T, respectively. The sequence, or the order, of the bases is what determines our life instructions. Interestingly enough, our DNA sequence is mostly similar to that of a chimpanzee. Only a fraction of distinctively different sequences makes us human.
Within the 3 billion bases, there are about 20,000 genes. Genes are specific sequences of bases that provide instructions on how to make important proteins – complex molecules that trigger various biological actions to carry out life functions.
Now that you understand genetics, let’s learn about epigenetics. Epigenetics, essentially, affects how genes are read by cells, and subsequently how they produce proteins. Here are a few important points about epigenetics:
Epigenetics controls genes. Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time. In other words, they can be turned off (becoming dormant) or turned on (becoming active).
Epigenetics is everywhere. What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time. Additionally, in certain diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s, various genes will be switched into the opposite state, away from the normal/healthy state.
Epigenetics makes us unique. Even though we are all human, why do some of us have blonde hair or darker skin? Why do some of us hate the taste of mushrooms or eggplants? Why are some of us more sociable than others? The different combinations of genes that are turned on or off is what makes each one of us unique. Furthermore, there have been indications that some epigenetic changes can be inherited.
Epigenetics is reversible. With 20,000+ genes, what will be the result of the different combinations of genes being turned on or off? The possible arrangements are enormous! But if we could map every single cause and effect of the different combinations, and if we could reverse the gene’s state to keep the good while eliminating the bad… then we could theoretically cure cancer, slow aging, stop obesity, and so much more.
Here’s an analogy that might further help you to understand what epigenetics is. Think of the human lifespan as a very long movie. The cells would be the actors and actresses, essential units that make up the movie. DNA, in turn, would be the script — instructions for all the participants of the movie to perform their roles. Subsequently, the DNA sequence would be the words on the script, and certain blocks of these words that instruct key actions or events to take place would be the genes. The concept of genetics would be like screenwriting. Follow the analogy so far? Great. The concept of epigenetics, then, would be like directing. The script can be the same, but the director can choose to eliminate or tweak certain scenes or dialogue, altering the movie for better or worse. After all, Steven Spielberg’s finished product would be drastically different than Woody Allen’s for the same movie script, wouldn’t it? "
"Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences. Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behaviour. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.
In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behaviour and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.
Dr. Lipton’s novel scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, and the quality and character of his daily life was greatly enhanced. "
As I understand it, we are all born with a certain mix of genes - some active and some inactive - we inherit from our parents. We are also born with the innate ability to control how we interact to those pre-determined building blocks. It is indeed a case of mind over matter. Dr Lipton has shown that although we may be born with a genetic predisposition to a certain disease, there must be some sort of trigger during our life to activate that particular gene or we would be born with that disease. It is how we respond or react to that trigger that determines what happens after the trigger occurs. Epigenetics shows that genes can be changed. Genes can be changed by believing it is so, for at its quantum level or essence, all matter and thought is a frequency or vibration.
The lesson here is that although we may not be able to control what happens in our lives, we certainly all have responsibility over how we react to those events. With that responsibility comes the ability to change and adapt. We can choose to be essentially healthy, we can choose to be sick. We are not the pawns in some sort of cosmic chess game. We can choose. For good, or for not so good. Let us choose wisely.
©KIM BRIGHT August 2018
28 November 2017
Wikipedia defines respect as “the idea of acknowledging one's feelings, listening to others, and liking someone because of their qualities, actions, and achievements.”
We hear the term “Namaste” bandied about so much nowadays by the esoteric and by those trying to look esoteric. I understand the Hindu meaning of Namaste is “I bow to the divine within you.” In keeping with my previous blogs, I believe respect comes about as a result of mutually-compatible frequencies resonating with one another.
That energy I feel is echoed throughout indigenous cultures and belief systems around the world. Recently, my wife and I conducted an “Australian Spirit” workshop in Vancouver, Canada. We both had an immediate soul connection with our wonderful First Nations guide Ecko during our special time together walking with our group through the forest in Stanley Park. At the end of our meeting, it was the most natural and automatic thing to hug each other as family across time and space do. I looked into her eyes as I said to Ecko, “My soul honours your soul.” It was one of the purest moments of respect I have experienced, made even more beautiful and meaningful as it was shared by and with my soulmate Katherine.
So, what is it that makes respect so special and sadly so rare?
I beg to differ from Leo Tolstoy who once said, “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” I believe it is the unconditionality that naturally flows from Respect that makes it unique. I believe that Respect and Love are like Yin and Yang – you can’t have one without the other. Nor can you give (or indeed receive) one or the other with limitations for this would surely destroy the nature, the frequency and vibration, of that unconditionality.
You reach the answer “12” by multiplying 3 by 4. You get the same answer multiplying 6 by 2. There are a multitude of other different equations reaching the same answer. They are all correct – none are wrong.
It is time we all showed more respect. Respect to our partners, our children, our colleagues, our environment, our planet and indeed our enemies. Without initiating the flow of unconditionality, how can we possible expect to receive respect in return. We are the mirrors to ourselves. From my own part representing a small yet uniquely individual component of this huge organism we call creation, I ask that all males embrace with evolution and do their part in elevating the human genome from that knuckle-dragging, chest-beating, dawn of creation male to the gentle man that should prevail in the 21st century.
That is not an impossible leap – it is an easy step if allowed to become expected behavior. I am delighted to now see people expressing their non-acceptance of anything less.
Respect for each other. Respect for self.
Blessings and love to you all. Namaste.
© Kim Bright, November 2017
LOST IN SPACE? -
I THINK, THEREFORE I AM
I had to undergo a small abdominal operation in hospital just before Christmas. It was thankfully a success – I was only in theatre for about 45 minutes, yet the pre- and post-operation requirements took days, with care to be taken a full 6 weeks after surgery. I was able during the enforced rest period to metaphorically (and physically) contemplate my navel…
Why would a comparatively straightforward, even simple, procedure require such elaborate precautions both before and after the event? The bottom line I guess is itself straightforward and simple too – Infection Control. Nobody wants nasty little bugs invading an operation site and creating havoc in a body whose immune system may already be compromised through illness or trauma. And it’s not just our own circumstances at risk – in a hospital environment there are many other people also susceptible, and one infection can rapidly escalate out of control and compromise the health of many.
So we wash our hands, disinfect things, use sterile dressings, take medication and generally do everything we can to minimise the likelihood of any infection taking hold. We similarly send in our cars for a regular grease and oil change, or repair when necessary. We take care of our physical organic vehicles and the vehicles into which we put them.
Yet how much care do we take of the vehicles into which we put our information? Stuff we may not even tell our best friends, but willingly input to some impersonal “personal” device because it makes our lives a bit easier. There are insidious and malevolent little bugs in these too that can, and will if allowed, devastate our lives. No wonder we call them viruses, because we can’t just get rid of them with some sort of electronic antibiotic. With so much of our lives almost totally reliant on electronic media, the dangers of an infection here can be catastrophic.
They say an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, and that certainly applies to our electronic devices too. Do install, and regularly update, internet security programs from reputable manufacturers onto not just your computers but your mobile phones and any other system that handles your sensitive information. It is our individual responsibility, and should not be left to the technological doctors and nurses to sort out when things stop working.
Regular visitors to this website and that of Crestwood Natural Health Clinic may have noticed a small yet significant addition to the website address – the browsers now incorporate HTTPS protocol signified by a little padlock icon in your browser window when you connect to us. This is to enable secure communication with us over computer networks, and you can be assured that any information you send to us through our websites will be safe from any rogue bugs or viruses.
So please drop us a line, and know that it is indeed us responding and not a spam operator in the back room of a call centre somewhere.
And to the wonderful doctors and nurses who took such impeccable care of me during my spell in their hands, to my beloved darling heart Katherine and caring son Isaac – Thank You.
© KIM BRIGHT, December 2017
DÉJÀ VU & SPIRAL CYCLES
What exactly is Déjà Vu?
According to Wikipedia, “Déjà vu, French for literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the feeling that the situation currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past. Déjà vu is a feeling of familiarity, and déjà vécu (the feeling of having already lived through something) is a feeling of recollection. Scientific approaches reject the explanation of déjà vu as precognition or prophecy, but rather explain it as an anomaly of memory, which creates a distinct impression that an experience is being recalled.
This explanation is supported by the fact that the sense of recollection at the time is strong in most cases, but the circumstances of the previous experience (when, where, and how the earlier experience occurred) are uncertain or believed to be impossible.
Two types of déjà vu are suggested to exist: the pathological type of déjà vu usually associated with epilepsy and the non-pathological which is a characteristic of healthy people and psychological phenomena.
A 2004 review claimed that approximately two-thirds of the population have had déjà vu experiences. Other studies confirm that déjà vu is a common experience in healthy individuals, with between 31% and 96% of individuals reporting it. Déjà vu experiences that are unusually prolonged or frequent, or in association with other symptoms such as hallucinations, may be an indicator of neurological or psychiatric illness.
One theory of déjà vu attributes the feeling of having previously seen or experienced something that is currently being seen or experienced to that of having dreamt about a similar situation or place and then forgetting about it until one seems to be mysteriously reminded of the situation or the place while awake.”
We’ve often heard the saying “What goes around, comes around”. Justin Timberlake even wrote a song about it, the old biblical “As ye sow, so shall ye reap”. So, is déjà vu all about Karma?
Yes, I do see déjà vu as having a cyclical nature, but it must also be linear too. Things just going around and coming around do not explain the feeling of revisiting an experience from the past. So perhaps it is a helical spiral, just as our own DNA goes around and comes around and as the planets and moons rotate around the sun. What if these remembered experiences are actually encoded in our own DNA from our ancestors? Are we in some sort of Fibonacci fractal spiral to infinity?
There is also the suggestion that we could be experiencing a portal to alternate realities. In quantum physics, all things can co-exist in time and space. So maybe we should take the opportunity when we have a déjà vu event to see if there are suddenly additional options open to us that may be more positive or helpful in our way forward.
Is the pathological déjà vu experienced by epileptics any different to the non-pathological type? Is it an indicator of some sort of illness or disability? I tend to take the opposite view – perhaps those experiencing this type should be seen as gifted, as seers, and treated with far more respect and acknowledgement of their contribution to society for their perspective may well herald breakthroughs into conventional wisdom.
I have always understood that déjà vu is also sensed when we reach a certain “waypoint” or milestone in our own personal evolution that was set by ourselves before we took up residence in our present body. Maybe this is the moment where we can stop our headlong charge into daily life, look back to where we’ve been, understand that we’ve arrived at the right time and at the right place, and evaluate where we’re going to from here. Maybe we’re just looking at the road map we set ourselves before we incarnated.
If indeed up to 96% of healthy individuals experience déjà vu, surely not everyone is having a brain meltdown. So rather than have the shivers when we have a “been here, done that” moment, I reckon we should be reassured that we’re doing ok, we’re not doing this journey by ourselves and that our guides and angels have our backs covered.
© KIM BRIGHT, January 2018
And now for Part 2!
Yes, we are all individual cogs in the enormous mechanism of the universe. But as insignificant as we may seem as individuals, we are integral to the operation of that mechanism. Yet we are all living, sentient beings, so perhaps less physics and more biology would be appropriate – we are part of an organism.
I visualise each of us as the equivalent of nerve endings of creation. We sense and feel, and provide feedback to the brain via the central nervous system on pleasant and potentially harmful conditions. The brain correlates all the information and sends back any corrective instructions to the muscles and nerves to promote the organism’s wellbeing. If we as nerve endings are impeded in any way, degraded signals will be sent to the brain. If we are all operating at full efficiency, so the entire organism must operate at full efficiency. Subtract the positive effect of one nerve ending, and the entire organism is affected.
The Schumann Resonance until a few years ago was vibrating at the frequency of Theta brainwaves, around 6-10 Hz. That was the dawning of The Age Of Aquarius, people meditating over their navels and inhaling more than just fresh air. Eastern mysticism became popular in the West. What this started was a groundswell of enlightenment into the interconnectedness of all living things. As this enlightenment has taken off, our own vibrational frequencies must follow. As we vibrate at a higher frequency, what messages are we then passing to the cosmic brain? And also if we vibrate at a more depressed frequency, how does that cosmic brain react to correct things?
With the earth reaching enlightenment, the Schumann Resonance has increased in frequency and we now observe peaks around 40 Hz. This is in the realm of gamma brainwaves, those found when we are awake, conscious and aware. So now instead of connecting to creation in a state of deep meditation, we are pretty much constantly connected in our state of consciousness. Are we therefore the instigators of the lightning that causes the Schumann Resonance, are we sending signals to the cosmic brain that the conditions in which we live are not conducive to comfortable long-term existence and that something needs to change? Perhaps the weather extremes our planet is experiencing is a reaction from the cosmic brain, from Gaia, to correct the toxic global warming, rampant commercialism at the expense of our environment, and crass politicism. Maybe our own thought processes are responsible for the planetary crisis we are presently experiencing.
I would therefore encourage each and every one of us to maintain, or raise even higher, our individual vibrational frequency. That way we can help our immediate family and colleagues to do the same. It stands to reason that soon every individual will be able to unite for the good not just of ourselves but for the good of the organism that is the little cosmic blue ball on which we stand. Maybe we can even be a positive example to those other little balls in the universe who wait to see what we are doing before they too will join the party.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”