We Need Some F*cking Magic, People! ~ John James Ford

You are not separate from the soil, the sun, the ocean or the wind. You are everything.

No matter where you sit or stand, whether it be a toll booth, the CEO’s office of a multinational corporation, a retail counter, an abusive relationship, behind a bar, or in a cubicle within the infrastructure of public service, realize that your awareness determines whether or not you are at the sharp end of change, not your current circumstances.

If you feel excited, perhaps trepidatious about the possibility that big changes are occurring within you, you are onto something. It’s not your imagination. Keep sniffing out the trail. You are one of the constituents in the democracy of the earth’s heart. You are casting your vote with every intention.

Sometimes I get emails and comments from friends I had in the Army, who assume I have hit my head or taken a lot of drugs. They like to mock my openhearted stance towards the world and are confused by my energy. The simplest route for them to deal with this is to pigeonhole me as a flaky, unscientific, New Age weirdo.

Look at where science has brought us so far.

We need some fucking magic, people.

The important thing for me, in the face of criticism and at times that I’m overwhelmed, is to cleave to my own truth and revel in this experience with all of the faculties at my disposal, not just one side of the grey matter in my head.

Every moment of your existence you are sending and receiving vibrations. I invite you to be open to reshaping old thoughts that govern your work, life and your priorities. Despite the interference you might receive from others, you can open up to new ideas about how fundamentally beautiful and valuable you are.

This is an invitation to your own awakening; to the birth of an awareness of not only what it means to live in this world, but to serve your highest self.

To accomplish this, we need to forget what our brains tell us and foster the imaginations we had as children. If you do, you will no longer need to feel squeezed between the need for security and the need to do what lifts the spirits and makes the heart sing.

Trust the process.


John James Ford is currently a LifeForce and Shamanic Yoga practitioner who teaches yoga for depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction.




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johnjamesford May 7, 2013 12:02am

"Those who love wisdom must investigate many things" — Heraclitus.

In case it needs to be stated overtly, I wasn't writing about religion.

When we look at the structure of scientific revolutions, and those who cling fiercely to theories concerning material reality, making it a dogma of left-brained mania, science becomes as dangerous and self-limiting as any other religion. Most scientists proceed from theory, which is a ‘best educated guess,’ or simply the false assumptions that have become the doctrine of their field, and they do this willfully through some malicious agenda (Health Canada? Canadian Food Inspection Agency? Monsanto?) or through ignorance. We have a hard time admitting mystery into our perception, (of course the world is flat, of course the sun revolves around our planet!) and we routinely quash the need to recognize it through 'research,' which is in truth most often funded through a conflict of interest and often not entirely objective or transparent. Science (and history for that matter), as it is observed (and written), deals only with observable phenomena; this is a sticky wicket, especially with the assumed authority 'science' has been granted. In this sense the zeal for 'objectivity' and ‘numbers’, however well-intentioned, becomes a sinister joke.

Consider that visible light is the only frequency range our decoding system can 'see', which is only a fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum, which represents about 0.005 per cent of all energy and matter in the KNOWN universe. We don't have a clue what happened or what is happening, yet science presupposes that we do. So does history, for that matter. Time is not linear, it is a fabricated mental construct. Yet history presumes time is both (a) real and (b) linear.

Gary Zukov once wrote that “knowing in the cognitive sense cannot produce proof of nonphysical reality any more than it can produce proof of God.”

Enter Richard Dawkins (and his wee little minions).

Even though practical science (in general) is based primarily on academic assumptions that are routinely being replaced by updated hypotheses, the clinging to the dogma of 'scientific method' and putting all of one’s faith in ‘numbers’ so to speak, is that it limits any expansion of consciousness that requires a scope beyond the paradigm of what is being explored. How can science accommodate for any ultimate reality beyond mind and matter? If science says that there is no ultimate reality, how can science prove this?

There are invisible worlds that scientists cannot detect or analyze; ask anyone who has experience with entheogens. These experiences of alternate realities are deceptively explained as chemical reactions in the brain but tend to completely ignore personal accounts and phenomenon such as shared visions.

I am not against organized skepticism; I am fed up with the wilful coercion of data in the name of science which disallows any reverence for mystery, and our connection to mystery. In this way, I believe we have been hoodwinked.

More and more, we need to figure our own shit out and leave others to themselves. Everybody wants proof that they are right, when objectively it’s impossible for anyone to perceive anything in the same way as anybody else, given our varied physical make-ups and life experiences. The truth is eternally internal. But there's the paradox: as within, so without. This is how we create our own realities; even quantum physics says as much.

Schopenhauer maintained that truth passes through three phases:
First it is ridiculed.
Second it is fiercely and violently opposed.
Third, it becomes self-evident.

What's comforting, ultimately, is that the baseline frequency resonating behind anything that matters is love.

thoreau May 6, 2013 3:24pm

“Look at where science has brought us so far.

We need some fucking magic, people.”

Perhaps I would have written:

Look at where religion has brought us so far.

We need some fucking science, people.

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