EVOLUTION. Towards a Sixth Sense...and Beyond?!?!
Expanded perception, mindfulness, the sixth sense...is this the forefront of our next stage of evolution?
Twenty years ago, you may have been able to find yoga class or two, maybe a meditation class, but rarely articles on mindfulness. Now, it is mainstream. Titles like 'Mindfulness' appear on magazine covers such as TIME, yoga classes are at the gym, and conversations such as the healing properties of essential oils can be overheard at Starbucks. A Congressman from Ohio, Representative Tim Ryan, has even written a book on Mindfulness, A Mindful Nation.
"We're moving from the Age of Information to the Age of Intuition", says Penney Peirce, author of over 10 books on subject of Intuition, Dreams, Energy/Consciousness, Perception, Awareness.
INTO THE AGE OF INTUITION Intuition is not a new subject, but the increase in articles, awareness, and emphasis is. Subjects such as intuition, empathic understanding, expanded perception, and higher awareness are far more frequent.
In 2018, TIME Magazine reveals the U.S. military's study of the 'sixth sense'
Intuition and experience of senses beyond the five are not only making its way into mainstream, but have been a topic of research in both the CIA and the U.S. military for years.
The CIA has studied such phenomena for years. Russia has, too. And China.
Stargate Project, for example, which has been famous for testing psychic abilities and extrasensory perception. Psychics such as Uri Gellar and Ingo Swann were studied in controlled settings at SRI in the 70s, such as Controlled Remote Viewing experiments.
The CIA recently released formerly classified documents from these studies.
"The agency states that Gellar "demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner." See CIA.gov for more.
THE U.S. MILITARY
TIME Magazine reveals the U.S. military's study of the 'sixth sense':
"In 2014, the Office of Naval Research embarked on a four-year, $3.85 million research program to explore the phenomena it calls premonitionand intuition, or “Spidey sense,” for sailors and Marines.
"If it saved lives, it was real. Since 1972, CIA and DoD research indicates that premonition, or precognition, appears to be weak in some, strong in others, and extraordinary in a rare few."
Research shows that we only use a portion of our brain. It's no wonder this is an expanding field.
SCIENCE and Near Death Experience (NDE) Research
Science is on its way to understand and explain what happens in the 'other' worldly realm, such as those who have had a Near Death Experience.
Dannion Brinkley, after three Near Death Experiences (one of which he was tagged for the morgue) lived to tell about it. He and Dr. Raymond Moody spent their lives bringing education, awareness, and understanding to this subject.
Dr. Raymond Moody has studied this topic since the 70s and has interviewed hundreds of survivors of NDEs. There seems to be a universal message. We can all benefit learning from them.
From 'Lessons from Heaven in an Interview with Cherie Aimee':
"Communication and understanding my surroundings all stemmed from the process of feeling into everything I experienced. Verbal communication did not exist — only telepathy. These senses gave me more data about life than the physical realm."
We could all appreciate Life from those who have experienced Death. They can provide a new lens to view life Here from their experience of the Hereafter.
SCIENCE and Mindfulness
Scientific research has also shown the helpful benefits of meditation as well. The David Lynch Foundation has placed their Quiet Time program into schools in America and worldwide.
"It does not involve any religion, philosophy, or change in lifestyle. Over 340 published scientific studies document its effectiveness for improving health and learning."
Their programs benefit children, veterans, prisons, abused and/or trafficked girls and women.
"Although we live in a technological age that generally prizes logic and disparages intuition, there is still a part of you that is intimately connected to the invisible world of energy that is around you." -Denise Linn, from Energy Strands
For those who experience intuitive or life beyond the five senses 'phenomena', it tends to be everyday reality. It may not fit the logical world of reason and linear thought; however, you don't need further explanation when you see things that come true or sense things beyond the five senses. You trust it.
'Trust, but Verify' -Nancy du Tertre.
Psychic Intuition: Everything You Wanted to Ask but Were Afraid to Know by Nancy du Tertre is one of the most comprehensive books on this subject. It can be a good place to start for both the skeptics and non-skeptics alike.
RESOURCES & FURTHER READING:
A Mindful Nation by Congressman Tim Ryan
Psychic Intuition: Everything You Wanted to Ask but Were Afraid to Know by Nancy du Tertre
Children Who Know How to Know by Elly Molina
Leap of Perception by Penney Peirce
Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity by Penney Peirce
What is Healing: Awaken Your Intuitive Powers for Health and Happiness by Catherine Carrigan
Life After Life by Raymond Moody
Saved By the Light by Dannion Brinkley
Lessons from the Light by Dannion Brinkley
"Recent research suggests combat Veterans have a much higher incidence of NDEs than the general public, yet their care providers know virtually nothing about such events." Visit their website for more.
Dannion Brinkley, after three Near Death Experiences, lives to serve. His insights are as strong today as they were when he went to Heaven. He founded an organization for veterans who are preparing to leave this world and has spent over 23,000 hours bedside next to veterans in their final journey.
"No veteran should die alone." -Dannion Brinkley
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