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On "Indigo"


It's like a Tao proverb: One who identifies as indigo is not really indigo.  (Those of indigo disposition disregard labels.)

It can feel like coming out of the closet, but the trick is to realize that the closet isn't really there.  One just is.  As Eckhart Toole would say, it's "waking to your life purpose."  It involves looking at one's past with a framework of the the identified indigo psychological traits and feeling a resonance of truth.  Skepticism is fine, it's good to have when searching for the pieces of the identity puzzle.  Too much skepticism though and one can lose any sense of pragmatism.  If it takes identification with it to waken to the next step of one's life, then maybe some critical thought needs to be given to it. 

If one takes a Meyers-Briggs personality test they realize that there is a subtle framework to how one thinks.  However this is no excuse to stop evolving and thinking critically as an individual.  Take another Meyers-Briggs test a year later and the evolving person will likely have shifted in their personality types.  The indigo traits are something that affects one throughout their whole life, because it's something one is born with.

It is important to clarify is that one with indigo traits is no different than someone without.  Anyone can unlock the human potentials that fall into the indigo traits.  One with such traits is just born with additional things turned on.  

If one identifies with the disposition, fine.  It's a step on the path to becoming.  Once one decides that yes, this is part of who I am, the next question to ask is what does it mean?  What does it mean to be a so-called Indigo?  Meaning is precisely the point if one resonates with the disposition.  Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy is a philosophy of meaning developed by his experiences in Auschwitz.  Consider that the most possible amount of critical thinking would come when someone is under prolonged survival duress.  There may be more merit in living his psychotherapy than Freud or Adler. 

It is human nature to search for meaning in life.  One who is born with the indigo traits just burns a little more for that meaning.  Above all else, the most important thing is to seek one's passion, to find one's resonance in life.  Maybe the reader has an idea of what it is they need to do with their life.  It is the pursuit of this life meaning that one can feel life accomplishment.  One with indigo traits is prepared to search for that meaning in any and all fields.  Associations are the first thing disregarded if they are looking for something that makes sense.  They will be able to posit rationalizations in separating the core merit found away from the groupthink associations. 

As with any identity concept one is introduced to, it's easy to typecast it as a clique.  Some may treat it as such.  To a balanced rationality, it's really just another way of saying human.  If anything it's an anti-clique of empaths with a cynical predisposition of groupthink.  One with indigo traits can become very cynical, especially when plugged into today's news.  There's a need within the disposition to be different, to think critically for the self and to keep the spirit healthy.  Following the synchronicity is a way of life.  As Masaru Emoto proved, existence is vibration.

And we'll end with a quote.  Feel free to replace "God" with "Mind" or "Noodly Highness".

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

The Hidden Messages in Water
by Masaru Emoto
Amazon.com link here.

This was a pivotal book in my understanding and grasping of the vibratory nature of the universe.

"Water faithfully mirrors all the vibrations created in the world, and changes these vibrations into a form that can be seen by the human eye."  -- Masaru Emoto

One of the questions I had as a kid that I knew I couldn't ask was "Why is water so important?"  Why is it assumed to be the basis for life?  Yes, it's needed, but really, why?  Well, this book answered that question for me.

In the prologue Mr. Emoto talks about the basics of homeopathy and how water can retain information.  It was this knowledge that led him to the idea of photographing ice crystals.  Research was slow at first, but in making comparisons between city water and natural water, differences were distinct.  Then comes the idea of exposing the water to music, and the effects on the photographed ice crystals are profound.  And then, he begins to take pictures of the ice crystals that are formed when exposed to language.  These pictures are even more stunning, and begin to reveal what creates form, and what doesn't. 

He states the obvious: existence is vibration.  Quantum mechanics knows this, yet it's a concept that's difficult to entirely grasp the implications of.  The pictures in this book illustrate how water reflects the vibration of our reality.  The quality of our water is the most important thing, as well as nurturing the water of our body.  Perhaps this is the ultimate vision of our environmental race now.

There are two sections filled with pictures of different ice crystals and the forms they create when exposed to different vibrations.  Between the sections Mr. Emoto talks optimistically on water in the future and our responsibilities.  This is a great read that spans many different subjects and the voices of professionals from many different fields. 

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David Bohm proposed a cosmological order radically different from generally accepted conventions, which he expressed as a distinction between the implicate and explicate order, described in the book Wholeness and the Implicate Order:

In the enfolded [or implicate] order, space and time are no longer the dominant factors determining the relationships of dependence or independence of different elements. Rather, an entirely different sort of basic connection of elements is possible, from which our ordinary notions of space and time, along with those of separately existent material particles, are abstracted as forms derived from the deeper order. These ordinary notions in fact appear in what is called the "explicate" or "unfolded" order, which is a special and distinguished form contained within the general totality of all the implicate orders (Bohm, 1980, p. xv).
  1. That phenomena are reducible to fundamental particles and laws describing the behaviour of particles, or more generally to any static (i.e. unchanging) entities, whether separate events in space-time, quantum states, or static entities of some other nature.
  2. Related to (1), that human knowledge is most fundamentally concerned with mathematical prediction of statistical aggregates of particles.
  3. That an analysis or description of any aspect of reality (e.g. quantum theory, the speed of light) can be unlimited in its domain of relevance.
  4. That the Cartesian coordinate system, or its extension to a curvilinear system, is the deepest conception of underlying order as a basis for analysis and description of the world.
  5. That there is ultimately a sustainable distinction between reality and thought, and that there is a corresponding distinction between the observer and observed in an experiment or any other situation (other than a distinction between relatively separate entities valid in the sense of explicate order).
  6. That it is, in principle, possible to formulate a final notion concerning the nature of reality; e.g. a Theory of Everything.

Wiki.

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What is: Synchronicity

Synchronicity is a word that Swiss psychologist Carl Jung used to describe the "temporally coincident occurrences of acausal events." Jung spoke of synchronicity as an "'acausal connecting principle'" (i.e. a pattern of connection that cannot be explained by direct causality) a "‘meaningful coincidence’" or as an "‘acausal parallelism’". Cause-and-effect, in Jung's mind, seemed to have nothing to do with it. Jung introduced the concept in his 1952 paper "Synchronicity — An Acausal Connecting Principle", though he had been considering the concept for almost thirty years.[1]

Put plainly, synchronicity is the experience of two or more occurrences (beyond coincidentally) in a manner that is logically meaningful- but inexplicable- to the person or persons experiencing them. Such events would also have to suggest an underlying pattern in order to satisfy the definition of synchronicity as developed by Jung.

It differs from mere coincidence in that synchronicity implies not just a happenstance, but an underlying pattern or dynamic that is being expressed through meaningful relationships or events.

It was a principle that Jung felt encompassed his concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious [2], in that it was descriptive of a governing dynamic that underlay the whole of human experience and history — social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.

Jung believed that many experiences perceived as coincidence were due not merely to chance, but instead, suggested the manifestation of parallel events or circumstances reflecting this governing dynamic. [3]

One of Jung's favourite quotes on Synchronicity was from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards". [4]

More at wiki.

In case you didn't know. :)  I picked up the paper at the library yesterday, and realized I hadn't posted this on here yet.

Above It All (Classic Sesame Street)



(x-posted from my own journal) 

A great video of a metaphysical axiom from Sesame Street.  Man, so good.

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Books: Eastern Body / Western Mind

By Anodea Judith 
Amazon entry here.

I read this book at least three years ago, and it's the kind of book that I tend to go back to for research as new things come up.  It's a tome of great information.  From the cover: "Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self."  This book was enlightening to me, and really opened my eyes to the different energies of the body. 

This book is written in a clear, analytical view of the chakras by a psychologist.  She points out the obvious correlations in other branches of psychology and how they relate to the energies.  This is then expounded on through her practice with her clients.  She discusses the traumas and abuses, the excesses and deficiencies and how they relate and affect the individual. 

A fascinating book that I can't recommend high enough.  One can learn much about the self through her analysis.  And the best part is it's not a self-help book.

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Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Richard Bach (yes, a descendant of the composer J.S. Bach)--pilot, writer, spiritual seeker. His best known work is "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" which was made into a movie. He was married for 21 years to actress Leslie Parrish who he often described as his soul mate. I remember her best as Jocie in the original "Manchurian Candidate" with Frank Sinatra. They divorced in 2002.

The book "Illusions" is about an itinerant flier (ostensibly Richard Bach himself at an earlier stage in his life) who flies passengers around the skies above Midwest corn fields in an antique bi-plane. He is unexpectedly joined on this lonely journey by another individual doing the same thing in a 1928 Travel Air--Donald Shimoda. However, it pretty quickly becomes apparent that there is something abnormal about Shimoda. His plane sits in an Illinois corn field appearing factory new, no torn fabric, no oil stains, not even straw from the passengers inside the aircraft. Upon questioning from Richard, it turns out that their meeting was no accident, Donald Shimoda had planned it. Donald has arrived to be something of a mentor for Richard.

Read more here.  There's a great parable that's excerpted from the book on the page.  (I have no idea who's website it is, I was googling for information on the book and found this.)

 

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Wallpapers: "Cove of Dreams"

http://www.moodflow.com/Graphics/Wallpapers/cove_of_dreams_1600.jpg

I just realized I haven't posted any of this stuff on this community.  More of this here at MoodFlow.  Keep that imagination open!

Movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Tonight I stumbled across a review of the old teen movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."  I realized, the character of Ferris (played by a very young Matthew Broderick) is definitely an "indie" character.  If you haven't seen it, this is the classic teen movie they all really came from.  It's culturally required watching. :) 

IMDB info here.
You might find the movie somewhere like...here.

Can you think of any other movies that had main characters that were non-conformists, highly-intelligent, and did things their own way? 

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Ponderings...

Well, I think I've figured out a little bit more of what I want to do with this community, and that is to cater to an "indie" audience in a positive manner.  ;)  While this wasn't explicitly clear to me earlier, it is now, and I pledge to keep the related information coming.