Sunday, September 30, 2012

Extraphysical Assistance

- by Nanci Trivellato

The noblest thing an individual can do is to be of service. Every kind of work is valuable, but the effort that is made when helping someone else is more permanent than the work done for something purely material. For example, if a person spends ten years of its life investing time and energies into making a work of art, when this piece falls, it will break, and nothing will be left of the work. Moreover, when the person passes through the physical death, it will not be able to take the created piece. However, if a person invests part of its time and energies to help others, this makes him friends, or consciousnesses which cannot be taken away through physical death, given that we are all immortals.

All the efforts we invest in order to mature, evolve, and help others evolve is a permanent task. Nothing or no one can take away one’s knowledge. Nor is it possible to unlearn something, return to a more primitive state, or “retroevolve.” Our true value lies in the capacity we have to manage situations, being of maximum utility.

Of all the types of assistance, the most important is clarification, which contributes towards all individuals becoming more lucid.

Assistance can also be performed extraphysically. A person can help perform an assistance outside the physical body; likewise, a person can receive assistance outside of the body. Those who have had lucid projections (out of body experiences or astral projectionsknow this and recognize the importance of their projections as tools for assistentiality.

We are aware of persons who have been cured of their illnesses during a supposed sleep period. We imagine that you, the reader, are also aware of cases like this. What occurs is that by not having enough information about projections, the interpretation these people may have is that they had a dream in which they were being treated. However, when one is conscious outside the body, one knows it is possible to aid in the treatment of another. In the same fashion, one also understands it is possible for extraphysical consciousnesses (deceased) to assist in the process of this healing.

Thus the most important point we would like to mention is the possibility of utilizing the conscious projection as a tool for performing assistance for other people. Outside the body, it is possible to help intraphysical consciousnesses (incarnate individuals) who may be sleeping, as well as extraphysical consciousnesses (deceased individuals). In other words, we are able to assist those individuals who have passed through the biological death.

Have you had an experience like this? Have you had any memory of anything real happening to you while you slept?

The individual who has control over its astral projections (astral travel) and maintains an emotional equilibrium is involved in extraphysical teams of assistance and can many times decide who will be assisted. One can perceive himself leaving the body and getting farther and farther from his bedroom until one reaches another place, or plane, where the person who is to be assisted is. In this encounter, the energies that the projector emits through its will interact with the energies of the extraphysical patient. Then, as a result of the transmission of energies, one can act positively on the other, performing therapy on the other’s holochakra and psychosoma (energetic and astral bodies). When the patient awakens, he/she brings to the physical body all of the positively charged energies which have been received in the astral dimension. Little by little, these more harmonized, more pure energies of the individual will influence the person in the physical life to the point that a better sense of physical well-being is perceived.

This is just a brief description of one of the many types of extraphysical treatments. However, all have one point in common: they can be realized with the utilization of the consciential energies (bioenergies) of the conscious projector.

The energies, which we call bioenergies (prana, chi, etc.), are the conductor channels of the information of one person to another. Telepathy, healing, hypnosis, psychical lectures, and others, are possible through the exchange of these bioenergies. When one has control over its own energies, one finds in this an important form of interacting with and relating to others.

In this fashion we are able to assist a relative, a friend, or even someone we do not know; although they may be far away, since there are no limits to our capacity for the exteriorization of our bioenergies.

An interesting point is that the majority of the times, the projector (person experiencing astral projection) who performs the assistance does not do it alone. He counts on the aid of the extraphysical helpers (or protectors), as well as his own helpers, and those of the person that is to be assisted. With this, step by step, the projector creates links with the more evolved extraphysical consciousnesses.

All of us have, through our lucidity and intentions, the potential to make these ties with the extraphysical helpers and to be more aware of the exchange of energies with them. Sometimes, without the lucidity, we may be left more vulnerable to the consciential energies of less evolved consciousnesses. All of us exchange bioenergies with each other constantly, be it willingly or subconsciously. What is the level of lucidity you have of the exchange of energies that is taking place currently? For example, are you aware that there is training for the expansion of your energies and the increase of your sensitivity to them?

Nanci Trivellato MSc. is a researcher and instructor of conscientiology and projectiology since 1992. She is currently the  Director of the Department of Research and Scientific Communication of the IAC. She has conducted conferences in 14 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is the founder of the Journal of Conscientiology, a scientific periodical of which she has been the Editor-in-chief since 1998. She has conducted research in the areas of despertology, energometry, holokarmality, holochakrality, paraperceptiology and projectiology. Many of the results of these studies were presented internationally at congresses and conferences of Conscientiology and other areas of human knowledge. Trivellato was the winner of the 2010 edition of the IAC Global Award for Scientific Contribution to Conscientiology with her study on Vibrational State. 

This article is from the IAC website introductory articles section

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Discovering Life's Purpose (Existential Program)

- by Manori Sumanasinghe

I had been talking to a few of my relatives and friends, when I noticed a common theme that kept coming up. What is the purpose of life? Is there anything we are supposed to do here? What is the potential?

I referred to what I have learned through my life experiences and conscientiology. I have personally used some techniques for the past 15 years that have helped me get insights into what my life purpose might be. Once I arrived at IAC and took the Consciousness Development Program and a few other workshops, I learned about the concept of Existential Program.

The Existential Program is similar to life purpose, which is less precise in conveying the concept.  Existential Program, as defined in Luis Minero’s upcoming book Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience “is the plan, the agenda, for organizing time during the intraphysical life of the consciousness: life task.”

It is a subject that has been extensively studied by scholars within the conscientiological community such as Dr. Waldo Vieira and Wagner Alegretti. There are non-conscientiological scholars such as Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. who have also written about this topic. American businessman Tony Robins has built a career on coaching people to identify their potential and on execution of their life purpose.

In this article, I attempt to synthesize many tools and techniques that may be utilized in identifying and executing one’s existential program.

1.0 - Myths

Age: You can be 18 or you can be 65 years old: it is never be too early to start thinking about existential program.  Even if major opportunities were missed and if fulfillment of the original potential may seem unlikely, no evolutionary accomplishment is ever a waste, especially if we think of the theory of successive existences (existential series, rebirth, reincarnation).  The mere interest in this subject could mean one has given considerable thought to questions such as  “What is the purpose of life? Is there meaning to this life?” Asking the right question is the first step in the right direction.

Limitations: We all have limitations that may hinder the pace of growth, but we may be tempted to make that an excuse. Often, we hear people say “Oh, if only I had xyz condition”, “if only I had enough money.” Rather than focus on our perceived limitations, we can chose to contemplate opportunities.

2.0 - Techniques:

2.1 -Writing:  
Writing is a very powerful tool that can help us in our evolution. It can not only help us organize ideas, but writing can also be very beneficial to fully form, develop and define a particular idea we conceive.
You can either use a pen and a journal or use a computer, whichever is the most convenient method for you, to practice this exercise.
The technique requires you to everyday, first thing in the morning or the last thing at night, sit down and write for 10 minutes. Start by writing whatever comes to your mind. When you have trained your mind for ideas to flow rather easily, pick a different question or a series of questions about your existential program every day.

Examples of questions:
  • What are my strong traits and weak traits?
  • What are my principles (stated or in theory) versus my values (in practice) in life? I.e. what is most important in my life?  (i.e.: family, career, helping others, etc.)
  • What are my goals for the next year, 2 to 3 years, 5 , 10, 15, 20-25 years and so on?
Keep writing for 15-30 minutes every day until you have fully exhausted the ideas and you can no longer add more detailed answers to the questions. Once you have done this exercise everyday for at least a week, take time to compile and synthesize the information.

2.2 - Conditioning: 

One of the most important targets should also be to reverse social and cultural conditioning. We often limit ourselves unnecessarily. We need to apply the idea of dreaming big here.  There are two techniques you can employ to dream big.
  1. No limitations technique: if we had all the time, financial and other resources we could ever want, if we had all the opportunities anyone could ever get and had the correct conditions to make anything we please happen, what would each of us do with our lives, for ourselves and others?  Once we are free to think bigger, we may get inspired and then seek ways to fulfill it with a resourceful, creative, diligent “can do” attitude.
  2. One year of life technique: If we each found out that we had only one more year to live, what would our priorities be? And how would we execute those? What are the priorities or concerns  that would become less relevant? 

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2.3 - Personal Traits: 

It helps to know what we are good at (strong traits), what we are not good at (missing traits), or undesirable characteristics we may have (weak traits). Making a list of as many of strong, weak, and missing traits as possible will help us know personal capabilities. We may find ways to apply strong traits to address weak traits. This highly self-critical and self-analytical tool is one of the techniques discussed in depth in Wagner Alegretti’s Existential Program course.  You can start looking at this list everyday and start adding to it. Also, you should try to identify and work out ways in which you can use your strong traits to overcome certain weak traits.
  • Some examples of strong traits: organization, charisma, confidence, public speech, concentration, dedication

  • Some examples of weak traits: dishonesty, procrastination, negativity, grumpiness, carelessness 

Extending this technique further, you can evaluate to see which of these characteristics you have inherited from your family or your culture, which of these traits is your strongest trait or your weakest trait; how to use these traits to improve yourself; you should also ask your close friends and family – as well as a few people that may be critical of you – to give you a list of what they think are your strong traits and week traits.

2.4 - Planning:

This methodology can be a part of the writing technique and requires you use charts, lists, graphs or any visual aid that may help you plan better. First, identify the most important aspects of your life, i.e., family, career, personal growth, assistance, etc. Then for each of these categories, make a set of goals: immediate or short-term, mid-term and long-term. Short-term goals will be broken down into 1 year, 2 years and within the next 5 years. Mid-term will be the next 10 to 15 years. Long-term will be 25 to 30 years and so on. For example: Within the next year, I will go back to school to do 3 classes as a part-time student.

3.0 – Conclusion

The key to success with many of these techniques is commitment. If consistently applied, patterns emerge from these exercises.  What will begin to change?

As we spends more time on self-evaluation and investigation, ideas become more defined and clear and new ideas emerge. We identify what we are good at, what needs to improve, what we like and what we genuinely want to become. We will get to know ourselves more. Also, as a result of knowing who we are and what we want, we will begin to identify more opportunities that come our way, thus being able to take more advantage of them. The more we keep doing this and the more aligned we get with our potential, the more we understand what our existential programs are.  Writing down also re-enforces our will and determination and can create positive synchronicities.

To paraphrase Alfred Lord Tennyson, it is better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. We may end up discovering it is not the correct path.  Through a process of elimination, we can narrow down the field and gradually discover our purpose.

Howard Thurman said “don't ask yourself what the world needs and try to be and do it.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go be and do that.  Because what the world most desperately needs is people who have come fully alive.” Most likely you will feel very strongly and very passionate about your life purpose once you have found it. Instead of doing what looks good or what someone else tells us to do, we can each do what we sense is right.

The other thing about life purpose is that we can do all the thinking and analysis, but if we do not take action, it will not be very fruitful. So, while it is wise we spend time to figure out what to do, we may not want to wait until all the details come to light. Most of the time, just getting started and taking the next step eventually takes us to the final destination faster than expecting to see the whole picture. It is easier to correct the course of a moving object, than to overcome the inertia of a still one.  Talk the thought, walk the talk!

Many of these techniques and ideas for this article are based on Dr. Waldo Vieira’s publications such as Projectiology and Existential Program Manual; IAC’s core course, the Consciousness Development program (CDP); the IAC’s CDP Advanced 1: Self –Knowledge course; Wagner Alegretti’s Existential Program course, G. S.’s Human Potential course, Robert Dugans’ Consciential Bootcamp technique and my own personal experiences. 

If you wish to learn more on this topic, inquire with your local IAC office to see where you can get started.

Best of luck to you with your evolutionary journey!

Manori Sumanasinghe is a volunteer at IAC Los Angeles Education Center.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

IAC invites you to observe International Day of Peace

"The International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) would like to join the United Nations in celebrating the International Day of Peace on September 21st, as the concept and practice of Peace itself through assistance to oneself and others is a large part of our work. Ultimately, it is very unlikely to achieve World peace without each of us finding our way to inner peace first."
Martin Azambuya
IAC Director of Communications & Community Relations

Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP supports Peace One Day 

"This day is an interesting reminder that an individual's existential program or 'life mission' can be polykarmic or have universalistic breadth; that it all starts with an idea, insight or principle, but that it takes perseverance to materialize our assistantial vision.  In 1998, a British youth named Jeremy Gilley conceived the idea of a single day when all countries vowed not to wage war; a worldwide ceasefire and day of non-violence. With exemplary persistence through multiple disappointments and innate diplomacy, the documentary Peace One Day captures the story of how Gilley was eventually able to gain the support of important international figures. His efforts culminated in the support of two UN contingencies (the UK and Costa Rica) who sponsored a formal UN resolution in 2001 to establish this day on the 21st of September. How much assistance can be done in one day of ceasefire?  We don't have to only imagine anymore."
Nelson Abreu
IAC California instructor

 An Introduction to Peace One Day

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Video: Evolutionary Intelligence - Luis Minero - TV Compléxis, International Edition

Interview given by Luis Minero to Nanci Trivellato for the program Ciência e Consciência About Evolutionary Intelligence, a theme he has been studying for several years. A chemist by profession, Minero is a researcher, author of the upcoming book Demystifying the Out-of-Body Experience: A Practical Manual for Exploration and Personal Evolution and instructor with the IAC (International Academy of Consciousness - in its Los Angeles, USA office. Presently he is also the Educational Director the IAC.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

History of Out-of-Body Experiences (Astral Projections)

- by Wagner Alegretti

We are always reflecting upon astral projections, its benefits, techniques, and consequences, but we find it important to emphasize that this phenomenon, also known as astral travel, out-of-body experience, or conscious projection, is as natural as being human, and as old as humanity – perhaps even more ancient than this. Leaving the body is as natural as breathing or sleeping. It is part of life, and also of the less evolved life forms.

Many people that leave their body, or have left their body, relate that they see their domestic animals, like dogs, projected and active outside their bodies. If an animal today is able to leave its body, we can conclude that primitive men living in caves experimented with the same phenomenon.
Throughout history, there is diverse documentation of astral projections. These relations give us an idea of the universal character of this capacity of leaving the body. We will give some examples of cases, to expand the knowledge regarding this topic.

For example, we will find that the more remote evidences appear in Ancient Egypt, between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago. The Egyptian priests knew of the existence of the astral body. They called it the Kha and they left inscriptions and drawings on the rock walls of many temples and buildings, representing it as something subtle and light abandoning the physical body. During this time, the initiations were created, which were in fact trials of the individual and its capacity to leave the body and present him/herself partially or totally materialized in front of a group of persons.

In Ancient Greece, we see references in the Temple of Eleusis, in the writings of the philosophers Plato, Hermotimus of Clazomene, Herodotus, and in some reports of the historian Plutarch of Queroneia. Plutarch tells us of the story of Arisdeu, which took place in the 79th year of the first century. Arisdeu was a dishonest individual with a bad reputation in his community. He suffered an accident where he fell and hit his head against a rock, resulting in a coma which lasted a couple of days. During this coma, Arisdeu perceived himself outside his body. He found himself with his helper, or spiritual guide, and talked to her. During this experience, Arisdeu also saw another dimension which was inhabited by consciousnesses with little equilibrium and stayed to examine them. Then, at a certain moment, he felt a force pulling him back inside his body. Arisdeu woke up in the physical plane at the moment in which he was about to be buried. One can imagine the reaction of the community. Nevertheless, since this experience, Arisdeu changed his ethics, values, and behavior, transforming himself into a respected citizen valued in his community. Today we can clearly understand that he had a near-death-experience, which is actually becoming more and more common now.

It is worthwhile to state that in the Bible there are various evidences of cases of conscious projections such as in Ezequiel, III:14; Apocalypse of Juan, 1:10 and 11; 4:2; as well as in Epistles of Pablo of Tarsus (II Corynthios, 12:2).

Continuing our history, we see that during the Middle Ages, due to the great repression of the Inquisition, the conscious projection was practiced, studied, and known only within certain schools or secret societies. Likewise, after the end of the Inquisition, these esoteric and occult movements continued to hide information from the population, inclusively creating the basis for current myths and lies about the dangers of astral projections (out-of-body experiences), maintaining the old structure of power and hierarchy.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, we had three great pioneers of this study that made the first efforts in popularizing astral projection (astral travel), even publishing books on the subject. They were the Swedish philosopher Emmanuel Swedenborg; the French writer and novelist Honore de Balzac, with his story “Louis Lambert”; and the Frenchman Allan Kardec, creator of spiritism. Other names throughout history are: Apollonius of Tyana, Antonio of Padua, Padre Pío and Sai Baba.
In truth, the most serious thing this discussion reveals to us is that the phenomenon of the out-of-body experience (astral projection) is ancient and universal. We observe that different persons throughout history had experiences and continue to have them more and more. These experiences occur in persons independently of their culture, education, financial situation, religion, credo, sex, or age. The out-of-body experience is positive and beneficial. Thus, it is important to stop the brain washings that have been done throughout the ages due to ignorance on the topic. Today there is a science, Projectiology, for the purpose of studying this phenomenon. Any person can develop its capacities, perceptions and self control, getting to the point of having a conscious astral projection.

Wagner Alegretti, President of the IAC, has been a consciousness researcher & an instructor since 1986. Alegretti has presented at conferences and has given multiple courses around the world. He was also featured in major media such as Discovery en Español. He is one of the leading authorities on out-of-body experiences and psychic development.

He is the author of “Retrocognitions” on past life recall, a best seller in Portuguese translated to English, Spanish and Japanese.

This article is from the IAC website - Introductory Articles section