January, 2010 Newsletter
At our January 22nd, Meeting, Rollin McCraty, Ph.D will speak on
THE GLOBAL COHERENCE INITIATIVE
HEART-BRAIN DYNAMICS, AND THE EARTH’S ENERGETIC SYSTEMS
The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) is an international project that uses modern magnetic sensor technology to monitor changes in the earth's magnetic field and ionosphere in relationship to collective human emotions, health and behavior and planetary changes. It will be comprised of about 12 sensor sites strategically situated around the world. The purpose of this Initiative is to unite millions of people in heart-focused care with the intent to shift global consciousness from instability, chaos, violence and war to balance, cooperation, harmony and enduring peace.
The Global Coherence Initiative is designed to increase the coherence of individuals and groups, to help them work together to synchronistically and strategically increase the impact of their efforts to create positive global change. The GCI hypothesizes that an intention from a person in heart coherent state goes out like a radio wave and interacts with and modulates the planetary magnetic field, thus potentially affecting the collective consciousness, which is tuned into the field environment. It is further hypothesized that the coherent field can be amplified in groups of coherent individuals where a self-reinforcing field of emotional energy amplifies and increases the beneficial effects. The long-term research goal is to show the interconnectedness of all living beings with the earth and the cosmos.
The Global Coherence Initiative was launched by the Institute of HeartMath, a non-profit 501c(3). The GCI website provides members with the essential technology and education for increasing individual heart coherence, instructional and informational web-based seminars, scientific papers, live data, and regular updates to global events which keep people globally informed about daily fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field and ionosphere. Membership to this global community is free.
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SPEAKER: Rollin McCraty, Ph.D. of Boulder Creek, California, is the GCI's project coordinator. McCraty has been with the Institute of HeartMath since its creation in 1991. He is IHM's executive vice president and director of research. A psychophysiologist, Dr. McCraty's research interests include the physiology of emotion, with a focus on the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior, and health. A fellow of the American Institute of Stress, McCraty is a member of the International Neurocardiology Network, American Autonomic Society, Pavlovian Society and Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He and his team regularly participate in studies with scientific, medical and educational institutions worldwide, including Stanford University, Arizona State University, Wake Forest University, Clemson University and the Miami Heart Research Institute. His research has appeared in many journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Stress Medicine and Biological Psychology.
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From Hwy 101:
1. Take the San Antonio Road exit into Mtn. View.
2. Continue on San Antonio Road past Camino Real to Foothill Expressway (approximately
3. Turn left on Foothill Expressway.
4. Turn right at the first corner onto El Monte Road.
5. Turn left at the first stop light onto University Ave until it ends and you must turn right onto Anita Ave., then follow the University Avenue/Anita Ave. instructions below.
From Hwy 280:
1. Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit in Los Altos.
2. Turn on El Monte toward SF Bay.
3. Turn right at the stop light onto University Ave until it ends and you must turn right onto Anita Ave., and then follow the University Avenue/Anita instructions below.
From University Avenue/Anita Avenue:
1. Turn right on Anita Ave, take an immediate left onto Border Road for 1-1/2 blocks.
2. Pass the junction with Border Hill Dr., then turn right at the first large driveway and go up the road on the LEFT SIDE to the top church parking lot. (Sign will say Church Office).
3. Park in the large lot at the TOP of the slope.
4. FMBR meets in the bldg. on the left, opposite the main door to the church sanctuary.
What about Santa?
Several years ago I studied at the Institute of Biosensory Psychology in St. Petersburg, Russia where I was involved in some very deep and advanced energy work. After this I began to explore and find that certain characters, which we believed to be real as children, actually do exist. This of course happens as one’s consciousness expands and begins to interact with other levels (layers) of existence. Some examples include fairies, mermaids, and elves to name a few. This discovery brought up another interesting question: What about Santa? I could find no mention of a character that distributed presents to children in any of the Pagan traditions. Supposedly the tradition started with St. Nicholas of the Christian Church and since then has expanded to be a worldwide tradition and object of children’s beliefs everywhere. At that time after reading how other more ancient traditions would often have a ritual by which a young person would join their society, I began to wonder that perhaps the “Santa story” is a ritual through which our children enter our society. As many people, I believe that most little children are in fact clairvoyant. They have not yet fully accepted the rules, believes, and agreements of living in our society and so at that young age are free to see everything that they can with “no filters.” At some point a child begins to express himself and talks about seeing fairies, dwarfs, princesses and so on, causing a usual response from his parents that he is “imagining things.” Yet everything the child is seeing seems so real and remarkable that his parents are ignored for the time being. This is where the “Santa story” might have come in to play. Imagine if you will that parents, realizing (perhaps subconsciously) that the child needs to live in this society which does not allow for the existence of living things on “other” levels of existence, intentionally introduce the child to a “false” idea of Santa bringing them presents. They being pure and having no reason to mistrust their parents believe this idea and put it in the same category as everything else that they are seeing i.e. fairies, elves, and so on – “magical” things grownups do not see. So Santa becomes another fairy tale character for little kids and as they grow up and at some point catch their parents putting present under the tree they realize that this in fact is not true. Presents do not come from Santa. This is sometimes heartbreaking for children and together with their belief in Santa they give up all other beliefs in “real” characters and eventually stop seeing them. They go through this shocking event in a mild manner (ending up with presents) after which some of their belief in “the magical” is gone. They gain something physical but give up something more “subtle.” This despite being shattering to some degree, helps children blend into their social environment and eventually become adults.
This idea really saddened me for some time until this year. I found out about a small feature in Google Maps which originated in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) that actually tracks Santa’s journey from the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The tradition originated in 1955 and now children can search for Santa on Google Maps and find out “his” current location, supposedly using latest military radar systems as he travels on his journey. This really put a smile on my face. If we are able to track Santa he must be real, right? Not exactly, but looking at this with the little understanding of consciousness that we do have, we can come up with an interesting idea. It seems that our consciousness creates that in which we believe – if we truly believe something will happen it probably will. And who walks around in clearer states of consciousness than children, those who so recently arrived and have not had a chance to pollute themselves with our worries? So taking all of the children that truly believe that Santa Claus does exist today and adding to this all of the children that have ever believed in Santa Claus, we will get a very large amount of pure, creative “energy” directed at the phenomena. Looking at it from this angle, it would be more likely that “Santa” really does exist in some form, on some level, than not. Physics tells us that energy needs to go from one place to another and we have had so many children direct their energy at Santa that I think the actual live tracking of Santa’s journey by world’s largest internet company simply shows us that there is something very real about this Phenomena. So even though the initial idea of Santa may have been to trick our children, they collectively may be doing the same to us. Adults as opposed to children operate under the assumption that there is nothing “magical” happening in this world. For children everything about this world is magical. Those who explore consciousness find that the way that it creates and affects this world can hardly be described as anything but “magical.” The biggest question is not does Santa exist, but does “something magical” exist. The answer looks clear to our children. Maybe a better question is why don’t we see it?
Yevgeniy Gorodetskiy, President, FMBR
* Some of the views and insights presented here are a result of deep studies in courses led by Vladimir Viktorovich Tonkov, founder of the Institute of Biosensory Psychology.
FMBR UPCOMING EVENTS
FMBR SPECIAL PRESENTATION
January 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM - “Sacred Geometry and Universal Order: A Multi-Media Presentation by Jonathan Quintin” - For the past 22 years, Jonathan Quintin has pursued a course of comprehensive study and artistic expression of sacred geometry. His quest as an artist is to develop modalities that help attune human consciousness to the harmony of universal order.
Location: Masonic Building 146 Main Street, Los Altos 94022, Cost: At the door $25 Early payment $20
FMBR BIOLOGY OF INTENTENTION WORKSHOP
January 23-24, 2010, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – “The Biology of Intention: Combining EFT, HeartMath and Meditation for Breakthrough Results” - Advanced 2 day workshop with Dr. Dawson Church PhD, Author of “The Genie In Your Genes.” This is a practical, hands-on workshop, from one of the field's most brilliant and inspirational speakers.
Location: Masonic Building 146 Main Street, Los Altos 94022, Cost: $250 Non-members, $225 FMBR members
FUTURE FMBR MEETINGS
February 26, 2010: Connie Grauds, President, The Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists, , will speak of the world of the irrational in which spirit and matter meld in her 16-year apprenticeship in Amazonian shamanism in the jungles of Peru. See also this website: www.spiritedmedicine.com.
March 26, 2010: Dr. Stuart Sovatsky of California Institute of Integral Studies will speak on "Male-Female Relationship as the Creative Center of the Human Universe."
April 23, 2010: Dawn Clark will talk about how she teaches people how to "see" past the manifest world and reveal the hidden truth of how they user-generate our reality. This understanding of how the world really works, along with specific tools, empowers people to reshape their future.
The 29th FMBR Holiday Party was a great success, with lots of good food, singing of holyday songs and connecting with old and new friends. Thank you all for making it such a festive evening; and a very special thanks to Judy Kitt and her Family for hosting the event in their beautiful home.
Smart Life Forum
Jan. 21, Dave Asprey - Mycotoxins in Our Environment, Feb. 18, Steve Blake - Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease
For more information visit Smart Life Forum website.
FMBR Home Page: http://www.fmbr.org
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.
With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.
Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:
• are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
• recognize they are an integral part of any experiment
• know and are prepared to extend their own level of consciousness
The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.
Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.
The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3
Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449
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|William C. Gough