Helping through entanglement

By Jena Griffiths | November 2, 2020

infinityThe other day someone shared a powerful exercise in our small sangha that is really so simple but a complete game changer. This is about feeling gratitude on behalf of someone else even if their good fortune doesn’t apply to you and your current circumstances.
For example, they get to do a course you wanted to do. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, feeling gratitude for them shifts you to another place. It is a recognition that at some level we are all entangled and there’s no separation. Whatever happens to one happens to us all on some unseen level. When they benefit so does some part of us that isn’t separate.

Today I came across an exercise from Pema Chödrön that addresses the same concept but from the perspective of you being the one better off. How to sit with others’ pain or fear or sorrow and by digesting these feelings and expanding your own spaciousness this is shared with another or all others.

Wonderful guidance for all of us for the coming days from Pema choldron

Pema Chodron Foundation · Pema Chödrön – Making a Relationship with Pain and Joy

Listen to Free Audio – “Making a Relationship to Pain and Joy”
(Tonglen instructions)

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How to presence and digest fear – two calls with Markus Hirzig

By Jena Griffiths | April 8, 2020

dealing with fear, covid-19

Markus Hirzig on digesting fear and stress during today’s times

Many of us don’t feel fear, instead we project it onto others as danger, or blame. Or we numb ourselves or dissociate in order to feel safe due to past experiences. The problem is, fear shuts our minds down so we can’t do anything new or think in new ways to bring more intelligence and innovation into our community or the world in general.
What can we do to become more conscious of what we are feeling, or not feeling, and how can we digest these un-integrated feelings so as not to project our past onto the future?
Markus is a senior mentor who has been helping people digest and integrate fear for many years.

Wednesday April 8 –

Here’s a 10 minute clip from the hour long call

Full replay is in Earthuni – log into the free member zone to
access call 1 & 2

Thursday April 16

Access in Earthuni open auditorium.

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How to strengthen your immune system

By Jena Griffiths | March 27, 2020

dreamstime_xs_20737998There are lots of ways we can boost our immune system and they all multiply each other.

– get enough sleep (about 8 hours)
– practice gratitude
– exercise, at least 30 minutes per day or dance
– meditate
– do breath work (relax on the out breath and make it slightly longer than the in breath)
– sing, chant, play music that makes you feel happy
– get your family singing, chanting, dancing together
– just be fully present with others without saying much
– eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Beetroot juice and other bright vegetables
– increase your zinc levels, vitamin C, and D (3)
– spend time outside, if possible in nature
– Listen to sounds of nature or singing bowls, gongs or tuning forks. Sound impacts nitric oxide in your body (see notes 5 below)
– don’t smoke
– avoid alcohol
– avoid eating or drinking cold things. Drink lots of hot or warm liquids. And stay stay hydrated by sipping warm water regularly. Warm drinks instead of cold are recommended to conserve your internal energy power house/core power or chi.
Here’s master qigong teacher Mantak Chia on why warm is better than cold in preserving your life force:

Other holistic suggestions from Dr Norm Shealy, a long standing medical practitioner from Missouri, USA.

Find a medical practitioner in advance who will be willing to give you high doses of vitamin C by IV drip should you become infected. This is particularly important if there are not enough respirators.

Here is an interview with Dr Norm Shealy who has decades of experience using this strategy on himself and others.
He mentioned Orac (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, meaning antioxidants, substances that can quench free radicals or unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage). Orac can be found naturally in most brightly colored (Green, orange, red) vegetables and cruciferous varieties (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips) more on Orac
More on high doses of vitamin C as a cure. (See note 3 below.)

How to self isolate in a home when one person has the virus and also when to send them to hospital

Excellent advice from South Africa, also regarding safe distances and how long the virus floats in the air before landing.

The case for masks – make your own masks to protect others in case you you have the virus, are infectious and don’t know.
Important update and facts about the virus from an Asst. Prof. in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
It is quite informative,
and is an excellent summary as to how to avoid the contagion, and it is very clear and easy to follow.

read update here

*The virus is not a living organism,* but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat) which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes its genetic code (mutation) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.

*Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed,* but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

*The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat.
That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much, for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam)
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

*HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything.
In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

*Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

*Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, and breaks it down from the inside.

*Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

*NO BACTERICIDE SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; *you cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics.*

*NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth.
While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous) 4 hours (copper, because it is naturally antiseptic) and wood (because it removes all the moisture and does not let it peel off) 24 hours (cardboard) 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic)

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

*The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial cold such as air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture to stay stable, and also darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

*UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.
For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask, UV LIGHT is perfect. But be careful, because it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin, eventually causing wrinkles and skin cancer.

*The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

*Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
*LISTERINE SERVES. It is 65% alcohol.

*The more confined the space, the more the concentration of the virus will be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

N.B. In addition to the above, you have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc.
And when using the bathroom,

you have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing of them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

*Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide below them.

What to do about all the fear and panic?

Right now we are being shaken thoroughly but there’s a gift in this, a huge opportunity for us to free up our energy and potential to shift from the past to the future; from fear based thinking to love.

Join us for 2 free calls with Markus Hirzig on how to digest fear.

Some advice from Thomas Huebl
from call “Honoring Our Fear, Finding Our Resilience In Times of Crisis and Pandemic”:
– Reach out to others (for support or to support)
– Presence how you feel internally without judging yourself. Are you reacting or responding? What’s your Response-ability (your ability to respond and relate intelligently to others.
– Be present without giving advice (to allow each other’s nervous systems to co-regulate)
– Attune with others to make your group more present and therefore raise the intelligence of everyone in the group.

Further summary notes from the call
“We have been thrown into a river. If it feels too overwhelming we reach out to support each other while we are swimming. We don’t have time to look back and point fingers. We are all swimming in this river together and need to be fully present and support each other to survive.” He also said our spiritual practice is our resilience. It helps us swim. we have far more intelligence as a collective. Regarding under equipped medical teams, he said we need to provide relational support to the care givers while we are locked down. We need to be present for each other without trying to give advice. Just being there and feeling each other’s presence we co-regulate each other. Advice often separates us. Heartfelt connectivity creates relaxation. What can we do about fear? “Ground yourself in the body through breath. I slow down my exhaling and follow my breath into my body. Presence allows me to digest my overwhelm….Yes there is collective fear but it shows me my own fears which are often related to past trauma. The collective trauma field is speaking all the time and it has clouded our thinking. The work for many in lockdown is to both individually and collectively presence and help integrate undigested collective trauma from the past. Co-regulation and group presencing enables tremendous healing for all of us. For example, as laid out in Otto Scharmer’s book TheoryU Also, the medical teams need to take time each day to attune to each other as a group. When you have more coherence in the group you are more intelligent and effective as a team.
You can download the guided meditation from this call and get other resources, videos and articles from Thomas regarding coronavirus on this website

Also watch all the subsequent videos on fear and grounding in the Earthuni open auditorium with Markus Hirzig. (6)

Further Reference Notes
1. Sunlight: 1918 Flu epidemic – article on how sunlight helped
2. Breath work: There are thousands of beneficial methods. Explore why it helps through Steven Porges – polyvagal theory re how your nervous system works.

3. More on Vitamin C – an article by Lynne mcTaggart
4. Peter Diamandis on further ways how to boost your immune system
5. to further boost your immune system, also explore how to elevate nitric oxide in your body. Beetroot juice is one confirmed way. Sound is another. Gongs, singing bowls, chanting, tuning forks. See research by John Beaulieu on sound C128 ( the perfect fifth) and play music that makes you joyful. John’s article on sound and coronavirus Also read research about tuning forks spiking nitric oxide
My interview with John Beaulieu is here with more links.
6. Markus Hirzig – What happens when we project our fear onto others?

Entire interview with Markus Hirzig on grounding and why it is important.

An earlier version of this article was published on Earthuni
See Earthuni for more articles and updates

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storing carbon in the sky – as skyscrapers

By Jena Griffiths | June 24, 2019

Wooden skyscrapers. I love this idea!

Even back in 2013 Michael Green was motivating it

Now Tokyo’s bid to build the world’s tallest wood building – but only complete it in 2041!

Hopefully other cities are faster!

What can we do?
– Lobby your local government
– Dream up ways to extract and store carbon or methane elsewhere than in our atmosphere.
– Put whatever carbon we can directly back into the soil ourselves through proper composting.
More on this – how cows can help put carbon back into the soil

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What can you do to help future generations?

By Jena Griffiths | December 5, 2018

autumn leaf
Autumn is the time of year that reminds me that each one of us is like a leaf, both ordinary and extraordinary. Our lives are fleeting and, like leaves, even when we can no longer contribute as we did before we can still contribute long into winter and beyond but in a totally different way.

What can we do when we no longer feel useful?

The other day a 90 year old friend shared with me how useless she felt about her current physical state. She wondered why she was here taking up oxygen that others could use.

I think that no matter how old we get or disabled, as long as we are still breathing there’s a lot we can do, that we don’t realize matters, to help Read the rest of this entry »

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Do you feel like you don’t fit in?

By Jena Griffiths | November 2, 2017

Our lives are driven by the questions we ask ourselves. Are you asking the right questions?

There’s something compelling about running with the herd, moving as one at recklessly high speeds. Horses tune into this state. It is like they can’t stop themselves. Cyclists feel it too. Wheels whirring. A sense of peace that comes only with total presence due to extremely high risk. It’s a flow state. Reacting like fish in shoal. Becoming One Mind.

Whenever I see a bike race on TV or anywhere it brings tears to my eyes. The sound of the wheels brings back memories of that cherished state. And then I know how horses feel when a cycling peloton whizzes past their paddock. They feel that irresistible pull. They will do anything to jump whatever barrier is between them and the pack that’s moving as one mind. If it isn’t possible to join the pack they’ll run along with it while still inside their paddock, as far as their confinement allows. Can’t they see they are horses not bicycles? What is this intense urge to run with the herd?

Once, in my cycling days, we had a high-jumping horse try to join our bike race. All hell broke loose. There were cyclists down, the pack split and eventually external help was needed to remove the horse from the race. When a horse tries to merge with a pack of cyclists it is just not going to work, no matter how well behaved the horse or how tolerant the cyclists. Someone is going to get hurt.

A friend of mine has a teenager daughter who urgently wants to run with the herd. She ’s very bright, talented and a free thinker and as a result she’s rather unpredictable. She just doesn’t fit in with the local gang and they won’t let her.
Why not? She doesn’t behave the way the others behave. Like the cyclists not wanting the horse to join their pack, it is not that there is anything wrong with her it is just that she’s in a different league. They don’t feel safe because there is no possibility of anticipating what she’ll do next.

So how does that help my friend’s daughter? Right now all she feels is total rejection.

One healing story to remind her about is Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview with Markus Hirzig: Risking change – is it safe?

By Jena Griffiths | September 29, 2017

Markus Hirzig portrait We will be discussing this topic with Markus Hirzig today on our sister site Earthuni. Join us live and ask questions.
Topic – the game of curiosity and safety

In this call Markus will talk about safety and security as the base of our development. We will discuss the tension between curiosity and safety/belonging. What does belonging have to do with safety and why is this important for you to know right now.
Then Markus will share thoughts about the possibility of taking time to feel into change and look deeper.
How do we dare to move on, and risk change, even if the world doesn’t agree or support us?

Replay?Access here.

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Are you grounded? Interview with Markus Hirzig

By Jena Griffiths | December 4, 2016

markus-hirzigSome of us have really bad memories when we think of being grounded. Like, being barred up at home with our parents instead of playing with our friends. But what does “being grounded” really mean?
December 8, we’ll be talking to Markus Hirzig on why we need to ground ourselves now more than ever before and what we can do to clear the way to allow the light to anchor more fully through us, how to build a bigger base to embody higher consciousness and also how to bring more joy and manifesting capability into our lives.
Markus Hirzig The replay will be here after the event.
Who is Markus?
Markus Hirzig has been mentoring people for more than 30 years. He began as as a physiotherapist and for the last 20 years has been an osteopath, as well as a trainer and coach. He has been working closely with spiritual teacher Thomas Huebl for more than 10 years and is a senior mentor in Huebl’s community.
Markus was instrumental in helping me land on planet Earth again after a trip around Mars, Venus, the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, the sun, planet X …. join us live for this call or pre-submit questions if you can’t make the live call due to time zone..
Learn more from Markus in Earthuni. Find out more here

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What to do about world events

By Jena Griffiths | December 1, 2016

Mystical teacher Thomas Hübl offers commentary on recent world events:

Profound, thought provoking advice on becoming a mature citizen of the world.

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Grounded again?

By Jena Griffiths | December 1, 2016

starting soon. starring you.
first interview this Thursday right here

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