Open Intelligence Outshines Experience — Uniquely in Each of Us with Candice O’Denver

by Terry Patten

Join us this Sunday, August 31st, for a rich conversation with Candice O’Denver entitled “Open Intelligence Outshines Experience — Uniquely in Each of Us.”

Candice O’Denver’s “Balanced View” teachings on identity and intelligence are radical, innovative, unique and original. Even though they are resonant with the “pure consciousness” teachings of dzogchenthey are non-traditional and disarmingly direct. Her approach cuts to the root, using fresh, intuitive, universal language, like “open intelligence,” “instinctive recognition,” “outshining,” and “being of benefit.”

And the teaching, rather than being a complex, esoteric wisdom available only to initiates, is open to all and for the benefit of all. Paradoxically, though, it is always uniquely arrived at by each individual.

Balanced View draws on Candice’s lifelong familiarity with computers, the Internet, and information theory, as well as over 40 years of study of the implications of critical theory, art, and literature, and also her deep engagement in the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages, art, music, literature and cultures.

One summary of Candice’s innovation is, “In short moments of clarity, repeated many times, your natural open source intelligence becomes more and more obvious until it is predominant at all times. Open intelligence is illuminated at the crucial juncture of open intelligence and data.” The freedom offered by open intelligence is that we are no longer “victims” of data.

Complete relaxation is the core of open intelligence and spontaneously being of benefit to others through whatever is shining forth in the moment. Recently for Candice, this involved walking off stage at one of her teaching events and inviting others to come up and show whatever strengths, gifts and talents they wanted to show—so that others could shine forth with their own benefit. “We become youthful and lively,” says Candice, “because we are simply being who we actually are.”

In our conversation, we discuss many things, including the “Massive Vibe” project, in which Candice has worked with an international team of renowned vocalists and musicians who deliver the direct transmission of comprehensive open intelligence via a new style of music—combining the off-beat and silence with radically innovative word combinations to create music people can not only hear, but see.

I recently visited Candice at her home, and we recorded a remarkable conversation I’m delighted to be able to share with you this Sunday.

I hope you’ll tune in!

About Candice O’Denver:

Candice O’Denver is the founder of the Balanced View teachings, whose unique methodology begins and ends in the naturalness of our own open intelligence. It offers an education in the nature of mind, allowing people to realize their greatest potential and to be of benefit to all. This grassroots movement empowers people around the world to see their strengths and talents and contribute them for the benefit to all, enjoying increasing happiness and joy and tapping into their potential for living life in a deeply caring and beneficial way.

Candice studied in a Yale mathematics program for gifted children. At the age of 18, she attended a UCLA international program for young philosophers where she focused on the pragmatic application of philosophy to be of immediate, and permanent benefit. Bypassing undergraduate school, Candice was accepted into and completed graduate school, studying both critical theory and fine arts with a variety of professors at California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

Candice applies precise levels of organization and explanation used in computer science to arrive at specific results in the philosophy of mind, and has developed a comprehensive educational platform for studying the nature of intelligence. From her 44+ years innovating a comparative analysis of all systems designed to define human nature as well as a standardized comprehensive map for defining human nature in contemporary terms, Candice invented Balanced View, a standardized education in the nature of mind used throughout the world.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Sunday, August 31st at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern 

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Sincerely,
The Beyond Awakening Team

“Back to the Future”— a Universal Spirituality

by Terry Patten

Last Sunday, I was joined by the remarkable Swiss spiritual teacher Annette Kaiser for a dialogue entitled “Going into the Wild: Is a Universal Spirituality Evolving?”

Something I deeply appreciate about Annette is that she is more dedicated to this universal service than to advancing herself as a teacher or expert. She has accomplished a great deal, having authored 12 books and owning and operating two retreat centers. She has inspired the heart intelligence and influenced the lives of hundreds of students, and also participated in many international teaching conferences, events and initiatives.

And still, she keeps reaching out, intending always to engender a higher cooperation among the diverse and separate initiatives of different spiritual schools and teachers, working tirelessly to help break through the glass ceiling that marginalizes the power of the human heart and spirit to shape human affairs.

This is what is behind her work to help develop a Universal Spirituality. In that overarching impulse, she is a dear friend and ally and heart colleague. Which is why I was so happy to invite her onto Beyond Awakening and to introduce her to people here in America where she is not yet very well known.

Annette completed her studies in economics and sociology, she married, had two children, and a successful career, eventually becoming a senior figure in the field of international development. Her special focus was women’s rights and intercultural dialogue. Along the way, she began meditating and her spiritual life deepened, and in 1982 she met her primary teacher, Irina Tweedie, the acclaimed Sufi teacher and author of Daughter of Fire and Chasm of Fire and became her student.

Even though her Sufi lineage is at the root of her experience, Annette now teaches Integral spirituality and inspires people in a non-dual, Kosmocentric understanding.  Annette says she sees the 21st Century as a call for humanity to recognize itself as undividedly One, co-creating in collective wisdom, locally-globally in the love of One Heart.

During our dialogue, I asked Annette to describe some of the main characteristics of a Universal Spirituality. How will we recognize it? Annette says Universal Spirituality is holarchic in nature. There is no single “author” designing Universal Spirituality, there is a kind of collective authorship with many people sourcing Universal Spirituality together.

Freedom is another quality of Universal Spirituality. The spiritual guidance is alwaysthat a human being becomes free. It is a spontaneous, natural way of living.

Annette says that currently she is referring to Universal Spirituality as “Back to the Future”, and the ways she explains it does seem to describe a kind of time travel! Humanity brings with it collective shadows and if we are going into a “We” field of Universal Spirituality, coming out of individual transformation, we need to do healing and forgiveness work in a collective field. Annette says that if we do that, from the present, it will change the past!

The audio to our dialogue is available now here. Listen in to hear what Annette means by understanding with the heart of the heart. And how she sees the future as a field of all possibility rooted in unlimited love.

 

Going into the Wild: Is a Universal Spirituality Evolving? with Annette Kaiser

by Terry Patten

On Sunday, August 10th at 10am Pacific, I’ll be joined by the remarkable Swiss spiritual teacher Annette Kaiser for a dialog entitled Going into the Wild: Is a Universal Spirituality Evolving?

In my travels, I’ve encountered two European teachers of Integral spirituality who deeply impressed me, Thomas Hübl and Annette Kaiser. Annette’s special gifts include a deep palpable transmission of heart purity and its expression in her dedication to help serve something greater than her own work — the revolution of the heart that can actually transform our world. In this I find in her a deep kindred spirit.

She is particularly devoted to what she calls trans-confessional and transcultural spirituality, which implies an open, aware state of being as the natural expression of an integral way of living. Annette sees this now opening up into a Universal Spirituality that can be the basis for the true politics of the heart: Universal Cooperation.

Although she was first asked to teach others by her Sufi heart teacher, Irina Tweedie, the renowned author of Chasm of Fire, Annette now creatively participates in many ways with different groups, centers and people in Europe and worldwide to engage and realize both Universal Spirituality & Universal Cooperation.

She says that it is significant that for the first time in history, humanity is able to look at our planet in totality. And it is also the first time that we can communicate so easily around the world through a variety of new media (7 billion cellphones in use!) Annette sees this as evidence that human beings are prepared to understand more deeply that they are not separate from each other. And she sees the possibility of the emergence of a new super-holon: One World, One Humanity, One Reality – absolute and relative. Truly “not-two”.

This means that the boundaries between different nations, geographical regions and continents are becoming more transparent and porous. Spirituality too is evolving. The first big step happened in the 70’s, when spiritual lineages and paths opened up to share their unique gifts. It was a democratization of the mystic world. The veil was lifted and for the first time in history, every human being could explore different spiritual paths, communicate, and discover together who they really are.

And there is a next step waiting: a new culture offering a new spiritual freedom, which includes all spiritual paths and transcends them at the same time. This is the culture that can help birth the next emergent world-Holon, which we can possibly call by the name, “Universal Spirituality”.

She has created what she calls the “Integral DO-path” (“DO” is the Japanese for “Tao” and Annette has for years taught “Tai Ji DO”). In the Integral DO-path, she teaches and inspires people in a non-dual, Kosmocentric way of living. It is not a private self-improvement course, but how we can co-create and manifest a more conscious, integral and harmonious world. And this will happen mostly through young people.

As most of you are aware, I’ve been in a deep engagement with Integral Soul Work recently. I continue to plumb the depths of that unique soul which is the essence of the individual. Of the traditional teachings on “soul”, Sufi sources are prominent among those I find most resonant. So I’m curious to explore with Annette where the individual, and his or her unique soul-offering, is expressed in her vision of Universal Spirituality and Universal Cooperation. I hope you’ll tune in!

About Annette Kaiser

 Annette Kaiser was born in Zürich in 1948. She is married and the mother of two adult children. After completing her studies in economics and sociology, she worked for many years in the field of development cooperation. Her special field was women`s rights and intercultural dialog. Later she trained development-experts.

In 1982 she met Mrs. Irina Tweedie and became her student for 17 years. In the late 1980`s Annette opened her Tai Ji DO School, and then trained Tai Ji teachers for over 20 years. In 1991 Mrs. Tweedie authorized her to give the first Sufi seminars. Since 1998, she has been authorized by Mrs. Tweedie to continue the Naqshbandiyya Mujaddidiyya Sufi lineage, guiding human beings on the path of love.

Since 2000, she has been teaching Integral spirituality, teaching and inspiring people in a non-dual, cosmocentric understanding. 
Annette sees the 21st Century as a call for humanity to recognize itself as undividedly One, co-creating in collective wisdom, locally-globally in the love of One Heart.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Sunday, August 10th at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern 

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Please Note: There will be a limited number of lines available on the live conference call, so we encourage you to listen online if possible. To make sure you can get through by phone, we encourage you to dial in early.

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Join the Dialogue: About one hour into the dialogue, we’ll open up the lines and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with us directly over the phone or via instant message. Here’s what to do:

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Sincerely,
The Beyond Awakening Team

Bruce Lipton’s Life Transformation

by Terry Patten

Last Thursday, I was joined by the remarkable biologist, author and speaker Bruce Lipton for Learning to Walk My Talk: How Quantum Biology Changed My Life”.

One of the things I really appreciate about Bruce is his warmth and vivacity. He’s so alive! And he really loves people and their potential. I first met him in Colorado over a decade ago, before the publication of his first book, Biology of Belief, and I was struck by how immediately he electrified the crowd of scientists and researchers who had gathered at a conference where we both were speaking.

In the time since, he seems to have become only happier and more energetic. While hosting him at a wonderful event in the Bay Area two weeks ago, and seeing that he’s a great advertisement for his ideas, definitely taking his own medicine, I realized that one of the things I’m most interested in is how he became so infectiously happy and joyful; especially because he’s shared publicly that this wasn’t always the case.

During our dialogue, Bruce explained how early in his career, he conducted pioneering epigenetics research that demonstrated that the control systems, or “brain” of the cell, are not located in the nucleus but in the surrounding membrane; and are largely responding to the condition of the cell environment. As Bruce got deeper and deeper into the science, he realized that many factors can have huge effects on the state of the field environment in which living cells operate.

Most significantly, he saw that our subconscious attitudes and beliefs have enormous effects  at the cellular level. For him, this was an extraordinary, paradigm-shifting discovery.

But even after this insight, Bruce still in his words, “had the same old life.” This was especially painful because he’d starting speaking to groups, telling people about the wonderful implications of his scientific findings. And yet his life still wasn’t so great. And of course people sensed that. There was a disconnect, a missing piece that had to fall into place before this scientific knowledge could translate into a deeper transformational understanding, for Bruce and for others.

For Bruce, the journey to discovering this missing piece began with a motorcycle accident in the Caribbean, where he was teaching at the time. He was transported to the best medical facility, which was at the school were he was teaching, his whole body wracked with pain, barely able to walk. All that his medical colleagues and doctors could offer was pain medication, pills. And these weren’t working. So when he learned that one of the medical students was a chiropractor, he set aside his conventional medical prejudices and decided to give it a try.

The transformative moment came during the chiropractic session when he was introduced to kinesiology, or “muscle-testing”. When he was instructed to speak a falsity “my name is Carol”, his arm immediately lost strength, against his will. He thought he had just been inattentive and demanded it be repeated. His arm was strong when he said his name was “Bruce” but weak when he said “Carol.”

The moment I experienced that, my life changed—instantly,” says Bruce. He realized that something else, something other than his conscious mind was controlling his arm. That “something else” was his subconscious mind, and it was clearly more powerful that his conscious mind. Bruce woke up to the power of the subconscious mind, and the fact that there are two minds, each with different programming, operating in us.

Bruce communicates it simply: The conscious mind operates out of our personal desires, our personal and spiritual identity, our uniqueness, and our creative agentic mind. The subconscious mind operates below our everyday awareness, and when it has a different program from the conscious mind, it will override the personal wishes and desires that we hold in our conscious mind.

Bruce began to tune into the constant stream of thoughts, usually just beyond his awareness, originating in his subconscious mind. He discerned such messages as ”you’re not going to get to work on time” and “that lecture won’t be any good.” He was struck by how negative, even self-abusive his thoughts were. He realized that his fate, and the fate of the work he wanted to pass on to others, rested on discovering the beliefs, or programs, that might be in his subconscious mind contradicting his conscious wishes and desires—and invisibly determining the course of his life.

And in the context of his original scientific insight, this subconscious programming was creating a perceived environment, telling the (mostly negative and limiting) story that Bruce the “organism”, was responding to. This was the missing piece!

He gained further clarity when he started to recognize two voices from his subconscious mind. One was a critical parent dumping abuse onto the second voice, a child struggling against the abuse. Bruce identified with the second voice.

He moved from victim to mastery, and reclaimed his power, when in the midst of a depressive meltdown where both the critical parent and abused child voices were clamoring, he got very quiet.

At that point he discerned a third voice, calm and wise. It asked, “Don’t you have anything better to do than to listen to this stuff?” Bruce wholeheartedly agreed! He immediately left his lab and went to a movie, not even bothering to clean up. And when he got out of the movie the depression was gone.

From then on, Bruce says, “when self-abusing thoughts came in, I’d hear that third voice and laugh! And I started to hear the voice sooner and sooner each time.” In a short time, his depression disappeared. He started to realize that he had power over the way his life unfolded.

Bruce says as soon as he started to take that control back, the real fun began! Whereas, previously, when he gave talks, some people drifted off, or didn’t resonate. Now most of the people he spoke to were leaning forward, and really listening. They could sense and see that he was “walking his talk”.

I hope you’ll listen in to this high-energy conversation. We also discussed the constructive and destructive power of the collective field. And why Jesus could perform miracles everywhere—except in his home town! You can access the recording here.

 

 

“Learning to Walk My Talk: How Quantum Biology Changed My Life” with Bruce Lipton

by Terry Patten

I’m delighted to announce that I will be joined on Thursday, July 24th (not at our usual time — note this will be at 5 PM Pacific) by the remarkable biologist, author and speaker Bruce Lipton for a conversation we’ve titled Learning to Walk My Talk: How Quantum Biology Changed My Life”.

I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Bruce before, and a few days after, he finished a in-person speaking event (packed with over 200 people, rousing, and highly inspiring) in Oakland, California last week. We talked about many things, but I was particularly struck by his personal story—of how he, essentially, learned to “walk his talk”.

As a cell biologist who participated in some of the experiments whose implications gave birth to the emergence of epigenetics, Bruce was one of the first people to realize that science was emphatically disproving a mechanistic view of life. The “brain” of the cell, he found, is not in the nucleus but in the membrane, and it is largely responding to the condition of the cell environment.

As he got deeper and deeper into the science, he realized that many factors can have big effects on the state of the field environment in which living cells operate. Most significantly, he saw that our subconscious attitudes and beliefs have enormous effects.

To Bruce, grounded in a strictly materialistic paradigm, this was an earth-shaking insight. And he soon discovered that there was no way he would be permitted to pursue its implications within his role as a tenured professor in the medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. So he resigned, and began speaking about it.

That was the beginning of him changing his thinking, or his “talk”. But very soon, he was forced to confront the fact that his life didn’t reflect the revolutionary implications of his scientific insights. This led him to a dramatic moment — an epiphany in whichhis heart opened, and his mental insights began to become the basis for his very way of living his life, moment-to-moment.

Bruce is an enormously loving, happy, charming man—a tremendously compelling and enjoyable speaker. How did he get that way? I realized, THIS is what interested me the most, and what I think most Beyond Awakening listeners will find most useful.

So I suggested that we make this the theme of our conversation — how Bruce began to “walk his talk”, and I’m delighted to report that he agreed. Although he has talked about this briefly on other occasions, this will be the first time that he will focus on this story, tell it in detail, and allow me to examine the key turning points that have made the real difference in transforming his life.

Most discussions of new scientific information compartmentalize it in the domain of the “It” — factual, objective, information. But an integral understanding of reality sees clearly that this is a Four-Quadrant affair — in which the “I”, the “We” and the “It” are inseparably interconnected. Bruce is a beautiful living embodiment of this principle, and I’m excited to explore it with him.

So I invite you to join us and listen in, and perhaps ask your own questions. Bruce and I will be talking at a special time, on Thursday, July 24th. May it be an opportunity for us all to “walk our talk” with new power and authenticity!

About Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co-author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Thursday, July 24th at 5:00pm Pacific; 6:00pm Mountain; 7:00pm Central; 8:00pm Eastern 

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Please Note: There will be a limited number of lines available on the live conference call, so we encourage you to listen online if possible. To make sure you can get through by phone, we encourage you to dial in early.

ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS

Join the Dialogue: About one hour into the dialogue, we’ll open up the lines and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with us directly over the phone or via instant message. Here’s what to do:

To interact live by voice, dial into the conference line number and wait until we ask for a question from someone in your region, or

Send us your question via instant message in the teleseminar window on your computer

Send us your questions and comments before or during the live dialogue by posting them on our Beyond Awakening Community Facebook page

We look forward to your attendance!

Sincerely,
The Beyond Awakening Team