Jun 25, 2008

A Storm is Coming, Storm of Inspiration! And When It Arrives, It Will Shake the Universe!

“In the eyes of Eternity, mountains are as transient as the clouds.”


Everything is transient and every thing has an end.
Considering the unseazeable movement and vibration of every particle in the Universe, every thing is born into existence, develops through the stages of its life and eventually returns to a state of nonexistence, at least not in the cosmic realm we are aware of. Whether it is a tree, a crystal, clouds in the sky, biological cells, people, planets or stars.. all is transient. Even the Universe herself has an end, that will eventually arrive. Not in the lifetime of our Sun that is, and probably not in the lifetime of many other stars that will burn around long after the Solar System has disappeared. However, we should not really care about times as distant and as unreachable as this far, not more than a mindful grasp for the imagination to stand in awe for a moment and wonder… then return to Earth and to the now, where we have much more meaningful and pressing things to do.
One thing is Eternal and this is the Creator Force and Vessel of this cosmic reality we exist in.
Later on we will take a glimpse beyond everything we know into the unimaginable reality of God Itself.

Now, let`s return our thoughts to the transient nature of the cosmos and every smallest detail of it. This transiency is so deeply imprinted in everything, that it manifests itself even in abstract things like our thoughts, feelings and emotions, fashion tendencies… Our life and whole human history are composed of transient moments, that give rise to and follow each other. Tomorrow is never the same with today, because it is one step further up the spiral of time, or further down depending on the point of view.

The lifespan of a human being so short, so brief like a spark on the background of the black vastness of space. Despite the physical insignificance of the human being, we are amazing in this that in our short-lived existence we are able to encompass the whole Universe in our minds. There are no limits set to human mind, nor there are to human imagination!

Let`s take a plunge with the powerful tool of your imagination into the vast expanses of this cosmos we live in. Let`s begin by comparing different numbers, so that we give dimensional perspective to the visual model, we gradually create in our minds. To understand the world and your place in it, it is a must that you gather and combine all of the different elements into one big picture, so that you can examine the whole. This formula is valid for the betterment and thoroughness of understanding at large, whether it be the universe, society or yourself.

Developing the capacity of your imagination is an important part in the process of mental advancement. The information we synthesize in the thought process and turn into knowledge does not come to full life as one whole picture until we assimilate and comprehend it through the eyes of imagination!

Let`s begin with a single step. An average human step that spans the length of a meter. Imagine one meter, it is this long (gestures with hands). 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) is the length of 1000 average human steps. For most people, a kilometer is a no problem distance as a morning jog or a walk to work or school. The diameter of Earth is approximately 40, 000 kilometers, so that if someone decides to walk from start point “A” full circle close to the equator and then returns to the same point, he or she will have to make 40 million steps. Which distance still isn`t that much really, because if we take 7 km/h as an average human fast walk speed and divide Earth`s diameter by seven we get 5714, which divided by 24 hours a day is 238 days of constant walking. Of course, these are ideal conditions and in a real trial those numbers would vary greatly depending on a variety of factors.
However, all those calculations are for the purpose to dimensionally guide our imaginations` perspective.
But hey, Earth is a relatively small planet! Let`s take the mighty Sun as an object of size evaluation. Its` diameter is about 3 million kilometers and if some enthusiast decides to make a round about the Sun with a shuttle that flights with 80, 000 km/h through space she or he will make a full circle around the Sun for some 37 hours. Why that`s not bad at all?! And 80, 000 kilometers per hour (50, 000 miles per hour) is quite a fast speed as per average human standards.
Anyway, let`s venture on!

Consider the ultimate limit of acceleration, that is the speed of light (also electricity and radio waves too) this is the incredible 300, 000 km/s, which is around a mere 1 billion kilometers per hour in the frictionless cosmic vacuum. Now this is an impressive speed.

Having the speed of light with us, we can now venture beyond the limits of our beautiful Solar System home. Everyone has heard about the “light year” unit that is used to calculate distances in the huge black expanse of the cosmic vastness.
The light year is the distance that a photon will travel at around 300, 000 km/s for one Earthly year or approx. 365 days (the calculations in this exercise do not need to be exact).
So, the speed of light is 1 billion km/h and 1 year has ~ 8760 hours, thus 1 light year signifies the approximate stellar distance of about 10 trillion kilometers in a given direction.
Alright, imagine now if you make yourself a nice 10 trillion-kilometer morning jog. lol !

Anyway, numbers begin to seem ever more abstract and unimaginable. Try to imagine 10 trillion kilometers (6.25 trillion miles), try to divide it in meters and comprehend the length of this distance. Make a mental effort ! Challenge the limits of your imagination.

The closest star to our parent Sun has the exotic name of Proxima Centaur and is located at about 4 light years away.
Our shiny Milky Way galaxy has a diameter of about 100, 000 light years .. And the closest other galaxy Andromeda is distanced at a mere 2 million Light Years away. That is 2 million multiplied by 10 trillion and you get the distance in kilometers.
And this is still way too small for the farther objects in the deep and faraway expanses of the Universe!

Indeed, the cosmos is a place of staggering and mind-blowing proportions.
So, if you have been able to visualize and encompass these distance, you probably feel utterly lost and insignificant. This is a kind of an emotional indicator for your well doing in this mental exercise. Just think about the fact that your thoughts are reaching beyond our galaxy, while you haven`t moved your but. There are places, where human thought travels, faraway places where human being will never set foot. Ponder that for a while!

As a conclusion, the human being is an amazing creature that lives in an amazing universe!
In the span of our short life, a human mind has the ability to penetrate deep into the hidden mechanisms of reality and expand its` reaches far beyond the physical location of the individual.
For the modest length of a human lifespan, the human mind has the capacity and potential to relive and encompass the whole of Creation and expand the limits of your mind to a level where it seems as if reality itself exists with the sole purpose to be grasped, realized and understood by the human mind.
And this is the true mystery!

There is an utter meaning in this to be homo sapiens, a living soul, self-aware consciousness that breathes and is made out of flesh. The meaning is imprinted in the fabric of reality and is gradually revealed when you explore the hidden depths of your mind, of yourself. What`s more, your mind is a gateway to other dimensions, there are no limits to the reaches of the mind riding on the wings of active imagination!

Travel the Universe, without moving!
Advance your mind, improve our world!

[Please, do read our “Manifesto .. “ opening post, if you haven`t done so yet]

Jun 23, 2008

A commemoration to Carl Gustav Jung – The unrecognized spiritual guru of the last century

Carl Gustav Jung, born on 26th July , 1875 in the small Swiss village of Kessewil, is the pupil who surpasses his master. And later in his life, Jung descends so profoundly deep to the very edge of human soul, plunging into the collective realm beyond the individual mind. A realm that he notices in the form of common symbols used by peoples worldwide, collective intuitive perceptions that all people share as a part of this collective psychological frame that serves as a foundation for the individual mind. In his life Carl Jung traveled the world, wrote a considerable volume of books and accumulated empirical experience with his practice as clinical psychoanalitician, as well as his personal experiences of plunging deep into the unconscious and hidden layers of his mind.

Jung's unique approach to psychology has been influential in countercultural movements in Europe, the United States and elsewhere since the 1960s. He emphasized understanding the psyche through exploring the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, world religion and philosophy. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life's work was spent exploring other realms, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts. His most notable ideas include the concept of archetypes, the collective unconscious and synchronicity.

Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and world societies would benefit much from integrating spirituality and appreciating the unconscious realms.

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
(A citation about observing and analyzing yourself)

Until the very end of his life, Jung preached in lectures, articles, books and documentaries the need for realization and integration of the unconscious part of our personality and self. He emphasized on the deepening psychological controversies and tension that accumulates in the modern human, who lives in an externally advancing world and yet achieving little to no conscious mental advancement to balance and harmonize humanity on the whole. And that is why the world is in this grotesque shape today, this mental primitiveness that is the average standard for the contemporary individual – slave to delusions, mental passivity, religious and political ideologies.. A patient and later on close friend until his death in 1961, Marie-Louise von Franz, shares one of his last confessions saying to her one day with grim and heavy feeling that he “..was not able to open people`s eyes, so that they wake up from the dream of this insanity.”. And indeed, he lived through both world wars and grieved helpless and unheard amids the confusion that permanently settled in the world since then.

Today Jung exists in the shadow of his early-age teacher and mentor Sigmund Freud, being largely not understood and his profound revelations about the nature of human soul ignored into the dusty pages of books. He lived before his time and humanity was not ready yet for such a profound step in their spiritual evolution.

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. There is no coming to consciousness without emotional pain."

There are no angels and demons in the skies above, those images are impressions of man himself. We behave more like demons driven by our primitive emotions, but we have the potential to transform into angels a.k.a a more mentally advanced and heightened beings.

"The darkness which clings to every personality is the door into
the unconscious and the gateway of dreams, from which those two twilight
figures, the shadow and the anima, step into our nightly visions or, remaining
invisible, take possession of our ego-consciousness."
Carl G. Jung

Carl Jung, first row on the right, and Freud in the middle

Matter of Heart - An archive video material about C.G.Jung through the eyes of all those people who knew him in person.

Jun 22, 2008

Questions, thoughts and reflections

"... I feel endless torment deep in my inmost self which grasps my soul like a cold gust of frost that engulfs my heart when I see all the sorrow, all the pain, all the tears, all the hatred, all the violence, all endless conflicts that engulf our world like the frost engulfing my heart. It burns of sorrow and melts the ice off of it, and bloody tears leak through my being, soaking my mind.."
Ateviel, October 28, 2006

Why people learn to apologize at an early age, instead of learning not to behave in a way that will require an apology?
Why when we meet something different our first reaction is aggression?
And why when our beliefs are questioned, we always assume defensive positions, without even taking the time to think about what is being said?

Why we overuse the words, so they loose their emotional meaning for us? For instance, we use "love" for just about everything we like and find agreeable - "I love chocolate", "I love pink", "I love this movie" and then we look at the people we share emotional affection with and say to them with the same "passion" that we love them too (almost as much as beer).

As for the opposite emotion - "hate" - things are the same. Just that I want to ask, why do we need to use this word at all? Why do we have to hate?!

Why we need religion to believe in God?
Does God need religion in order to exist?
If we do not think about the Universe, does it vanish?
Why we act first and then think about the consequencies?
Why there is so much discontent, unhappiness and conflicts in the world?
Why the human mind is constructed in a way, so that it prefers ignorance and inactivity rather than expantion of its conscious horizons?!
Why we don`t pay attention to the reasons behind our reactions and behavior?
Why we are used to not think too much and why it is so hard for the ego to overcome itself?
Why do we prefer to be instinctive, and unaware?
And why we prefer someone else to think for us?
Why people behave aggressively and become racists when meeting with different peoples?
And why we need to fill our lives with intrigues, lies, fights, insincerity and problematic relationships?
Why do we always search for the blame only in others and never in ourselves?

And why we read a question and forget about it at the moment we finish reading the sentence, instead of reflect on it and search for the answer and then imply it in our daily lives?

Know yourself is the answer key. You know, in my life so far I came to the conclusion that the ancient proverbs are indeed true. You do get to know other people and understand them much better when you understand yourself. When you understand the reasons behind your reactions, moods, affections and characterological traits.

In the upcoming series of lectures we will search and discuss the answers to all those questions and more that will raise in the process. I wish to share some poetry with you. The first is written in the old Persian Sufi style and the second is a spontaneous product of rushing emotions written in the summer of 2004 and it is an appeal to all those who are love-sick or brokenhearted.


Look outside and see the morning glory blooming under the inspiring rays of the morning sun.
It`s light spreading across the blue sky, touching the clouds with mild pink and purple smile.
Hear the song of the birds, praising life and the air we breathe.
See the playful dance of the wind with the leaves of the lush trees - green, red, yellow and orange, like the rainbow in the summer sky.
Feel the tranquil rush of the river down the mountain hills, reaching towards the ocean.
Become one with the sounds of the Universe preaching a perfect unity of the whole of Creation.
Each atom resonates with the beat of your heart. Submerge into yourself, dissolve in yourself, fuse with yourself.
The whole Universe is listening to your song, don`t stop dancing, become One.
Fly with the light across every corner of the cosmos, reach each molecule with your thought.
Fire burns within your soul of water, filled with fresh air from the soft Earth.
Open your eyes and see the beauty all around, that fills your being and makes it shine as the brightest star!


What is Love?
It is the fire within our souls!
What is Hate?
It is the fire within our souls!
What is the difference between Love and Hate?
The difference is that one is constructive and the other - destructive.
But to destroy, you must first create.
Don`t destroy what you have created!
Don`t hate what you have once loved.

There are two criteria for the utter happiness - a sense of meaning and inspiration!

This girl is not me, it is a photo I stumbled upon searching for visual material on a specific topic,
but her eyes got straight into my heart - as if they speak to you with the language of the soul, expressing thousands of words, as if you can peer into her young soul. Those innocent eyes of a child hiding much pain, yet a subtle smile is stretching for the photo, after all the smile is an international language that all people understand.

Jun 20, 2008

Manifesto - Better yourself, Improve the world. Let`s create the future today!

Can you describe the world today as a place of love, happiness and prosperity?

Even if your personal, local world is a perfectly settled utopia, if you step out of your ignorance for a moment and look at humanity what will you see? Suppose you are a being from another, more advanced mentally and socially world, coming to see this amazing planet filled with so much life and these peculiar creatures, who have evolved among all the millions of species into creative and intelligent beings. However as intelligent as we currently are on the average (because of the mass education revolution, that pushed the world forward in the last 100 years) and as technologically advanced as we are, there is something very wrong that this cosmic observer will inevitably notice. This is the view of a world in war, tears, moral confusion and suffering. We have developed our environment, that is at different levels around the world, but the levels of our self-awareness are as primitive as they have been thousands of years with very little development. Of course, the levels of self-awareness differ between the individuals, but on the average on the whole it is too low to match our external advancement. Look the world as a whole and you will see it filled with anger, frustration, regret, protests, hate and discontent.

A world of surging oil and food prices with unstable global economy and poverty in shocking proportions. A world torn with wars and conflicts on international as well as on the personal level. Religious and ideological fanatism, separateness and aggression.

The world today is a reflection of the human soul. And this soul is in suffering, disbelief and alienation. People are used to live by the laws of the herd and prefer to blend with the crowd. Everyone expects someone else to do something so to make our lives better. Indeed, it is easier to raise a flag than to offer a helping hand and that exactly is the average collective mentality.

Every psychologically stable individual wishes for a better world, piece and prosperity for all. But the truth is, that no aliens are coming to give us a helping hand and we have to help ourselves and give a helping hand to each other. In order for the world to become a more socially advanced, harmonious and better place to live the change must take place in the mind of every individual alive. So that by bettering ourselves, quite logically we will better the world on the whole. Because the world – this is us. With today`s technology humanity is no longer composed of disconnected cities and tribes, but is a global community with real-time communication and a future that we all share!

As a deeply fundamental tribal rule, humanity is divided not only by borders and walls, but by all kinds of local unifiers and global separators, that is collective values, preferences or worldviews that unite a social group, but separate it from all the rest. Such as sport fans of different teams, different music subcultures, different political and religious views all of which define intangible bariers between people and quite often everyone on the different side is perceived as an enemy. There is nothing wrong in diversity, of course, people cannot be the same anyway, because every individual is unique not only by their DNA print. However, there is a deeper problem that poisons humanity today, that is the subjectivity and medieval religious narrow-mindedness that still holds a grip on active thought and personal selfawareness. Religious fanatism is a plague for the world and is a trait of the primitive, limited mind.

The problem is that people still view the world in separate pieces and not as one whole! The problem is that the average mind is used to mental passivity, most people rarely question themselves about the nature of the universe, reality, matter or very rarely to never do they analyze and judge themselves. It is much easier to point to demons and dark elves, than to take a responsibility for one`s own actions! We are taught that you cannot change or improve yourself any further than the “gifts of skills” you`ve been born with. We have grown up thinking that we have no control of our destiny and the world is in the hands of invisible races of good and evil creatures, who dictate and rule human behavior.

All the old books carry a lot of wisdom and insight for humans, undeniably. However, isn`t it time for humanity to advance further or are we going to be stuck in the middle ages in our minds forever?!

World`s youth are enslaved by ridiculous social stereotypes, driven by primal instincts and shallow ideals. The average mental potential of today`s youth is barely tapped by the youth themselves, who amongst the confusion and all the hate take shelter in subcultures and negative attitudes.

The truth is that all religious, ideological and stereotypal mind frames are convenient justifications for people`s mental inactivity, because it is much easier to live on autopilot and free of responsibility. For the process of transforming yourself into an improved and more integrated personality is not an easy one, because you must be critical towards yourself and must acknowledge your imperfections. The hardest battle is the battle with yourself and the highest peak lies in the human soul! You can be the shaper of your destiny, it is a question of focused intention and active perseverance! And if you don`t control yourself you don`t control the situation.

So, who are we?

We are the wind of inspiration, a global community of individuals and organizations worldwide who all share common values and are driven by the vision of a brighter world and a better society. We declare that the world today is much burdened with heavy loads from the past, stagnant views and negative influences all of which plague and blur the minds of people today, limiting the horizon of the mind and mental advancement of the personality. God has no religious preferences, for religions are a Divine fruit of the human mind and The God is the Universe herself, even beyond into Eternity. This universal cosmic entity, this reality is God of the whole Universe and God of all people. God does not have a human face, nor does God have a beard, but unspeakably massive stellar objects and vastness of energy and space make up God`s face. God is everything, people of old ages had intuitively discerned, today we are advanced enough to explain and understand this ancient wisdom in its fullest and deepest!

We believe that if every individual makes an effort to better himself or herself, a global wave of inspiration and change could be set around the world that will unite people`s hearts and minds and open our eyes for the whole picture, not just fragments of it! There are levels of truth, levels of reality and perception. If you limit your mind, you are limiting yourself as a unique being, which has the potential to encompass the whole cosmos in your mind. Ponder about that for a while! 70% of the suffering in the world is unnecessary and could be prevented if only humans didn`t act solely driven by their instinctive urges and reflexes, if only they lived by a higher level of self-awareness and used their ability to think-in-advance more! We believe that together we can make a difference and in the longer term actually change the world, than it is today right now! As our numbers grow, so does the inspiration spreads and more and more people get practically involved. The message is simple, but the practical implication requires strength of will and persistent determination:

Improve yourself, improve your world!

The following lectures, thoughts, insights and analyses that will feature in this blog content discuss various aspects of society, human relations and the hidden motifs for our behavior. Evolution of life and consciousness, deep insights about the nature of God and reality Itself. A close look at What it Means to Be a Human, as well as practice-tested guides for self-improvement and tapping into the inert mental potential of our minds.

Next Generation Movement is not an official label and is adopted for the purposes of this blog, of course it could establish itself in the future. The Bulgarian website of the movement is known as Awareness Movement and is founded in 2004. The websites are administered by students, inspired by a 24 year old Tibetian – Ateviel Ruh Shamsaton, whose deep and thought provoking insights layed the beginning of this global movement that marks the next step in our spiritual evolution as one humanity! Ateviel works on a book that will present her deep visions and inspiration first in Bulgaria and hopefully later on to the whole world!

A new era is coming, a future where peoples will prosper together as one big family, one global team with common values and ideals. A more advanced humanity where war and aggression are truly considered primitive traits and people live by a higher level of awareness and selfcontrol.

If you want to change the world – start with yourself! Together we can!

"When the close of the Kali-age comes, a portion of that Divine being which exists, of its own spiritual nature . . . shall descend on Earth . . . . He will re-establish righteousness on earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of Kali-Yuga shall be awakened and become as clear as crystal. The men who are thus changed . . . shall be the seeds of human beings, and shall give birth to a race who shall follow the laws of the Krita-age, the age of purity"
(Vishnu Purana 4:24)