Friday, February 09, 2007

You have a Choice - that is - unless you are Unconscious!

After reading some more of Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" I have come to realize that given the facts below, the only reason that one would continue to harbor one of these weapons (I consider it a weapon) that harms oneself, one's family, future generations, and our precious wildlife (frogs are now dying all over the world because of this technology) is because of "unconsciousness."


"Choice implies consciousness - a high degree of consciousness. Without it, you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you disidentify from the mind and its conditioned patterns, the moment you become present. Until you reach that point, you are unconscious, spiritually speaking. This means that you are compelled to think, feel, and act in certain ways according to the conditioning of your mind. That is why Jesus said: 'Forgive them, for they know not what they do.' This is not related to intelligence in the conventional sense of the word. I have met many highly intelligent and educated people who were also completely unconscious, which is to say completely identified with their mind. In fact, if mental development and increased knowledge are not counterbalanced by a corresponding growth in consciousness, the potential for unhappiness and disaster is very great." p 188-189

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Inability to Make Inferences

The Inability to Make Inferences Inbox

"Someone once asked a former prime minister of New Zealand what he thought about all the Kiwis going to Australia and living off the dole (i.e. welfare). His reply was 'that every time a Kiwi goes to Australia, the average IQ of both countries goes up'."

As an experiment, I told this joke to all my students at Kyushu University (one of the top ten universities in Japan) in both English and Japanese and out of the eight classes I was teaching with an average of between 25-50 students per class (about 300 students), only one student was able to figure why the IQ in both countries would go up - (he was in the one class where the students did not have to take a test to enter the university and of which the professors considered the students below par. On the other hand, none of the medical students could figure it out). I have even told this to Japanese professors who couldn't figure it out.

Now, cultural differences may play a part in this inability, but the point I want to make is that in a system where students are not given experiences to reflect on in order to figure out the answers to problems themselves, but rather given the answers to memorize in order to take a test, they are not going to develop this "natural" ability. Hence, a system like this actually harms their ability to actually "think" and often gives those people who do actually graduate from the top universities - because they are good at memorizing facts and taking tests - a false sense of intellectual superiority, which in turn becomes harmful to the rest of the population - since those people are usually the ones in positions to "pull the strings". This kind of system is endemic in Asia, but it is also part of Western education systems (but not to the degree it is in Asian systems). Unfortunately, I find this inability also endemic among most doctors I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with (except for of course the doctors on the ML. Scary, though if you think about it!



P.S. In case you didn't get "it", the reason the IQs in both countries would go up is because it was implied that (1) all Kiwis have higher IQs than all Aussies, and (2) any Kiwi that would want to go to Australia must have a lower IQ than your average Kiwi that wouldn't but naturally higher than any Aussie. :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

EMF Refugee Group

Anyone interested in joining the following group to learn more about the dangers posed by EMR and to consider the creation of possible EMF-Refuges?


Throughout the world, with the proliferation of cell phones and their towers and other devices emitting electromagnetic radiation, we are seeing dramatic increases in a number of illnesses (chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, ADD, mental illnesses, suicides, bizarre crimes, cancers, brain tumors, leukemias - not to mention electrosensitivity).

Some people are able to realize that it is the electromagnetic and microwave radiation that is making them sick and have taken refuge in the few areas left that are out of cell phone range. These are the EMF Refugees. In Sweden, an EMF-free community called Frivolten is being set up. There are also groups formed in Italy and Ireland.

Unfortunately, there are many people who have a difficult time believing that EMFs can cause so much damage and even when confronted with the facts still choose to live in a state of denial. Yet, nothing deepens knowledge more than experience and for the people who have been dramatically affected by EMFs and can actually FEEL the microwaves being emitted by cell phones and their towers, there can be no denying this fact.

This ML has been created with the intent of bringing EMF refugees together in countries around the world to form their own EMF-free communities in natural environments where they can heal and create healing environments for the Earth and others.

It is only by coming together that we can be empowered to create positive change and healing for ourselves and others and counteract the negative effects caused by the proliferation of microwave and digital technology.

By creating our own EMF-free communities, we can draw attention to our plight and hopefully influence politics positively in our direction.

Here in Japan, the population is unwittingly being negatively affected by this technology. I strongly suspect School Refusal, Falling Academic Abilities, ADD, youth crimes, suicides, infertility and birth defects are caused by EMFs.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Every crisis represents not only danger, but also opportunity

I was reading "The Power of Now" and came across the following quote, which I think applies to our present situation regarding the dangers posed by this technology:

"Every crisis represents not only danger, but also opportunity....The opportunity that is concealed within every crisis does not manifest until all the facts of any given situation are acknowledged and fully accepted. As long as you deny them, as long as you try to escape from them or wish that things were different, the window of opportunity does not open up, and you remain trapped inside that situation, which will remain the same or deteriorate further."

So as long as people deny the dangers or try to ignore them, nothing will be done and the situation will deteriorate further, which is exactly what is happening with microwave and other emr technology just as it is happening with Global Warming.

The industries want to create (unnecessary) "needs" for us - and many of us feel trapped by these needs - so we become slaves to the machine (whether it be our cell phone, our sleeping pills, or our automobile). But that machine is killing us. We must break free of that machine.