Monday, March 19, 2012

Indigo Revolution!

I don't know what to think of labels like "Indigo people" or "crystal children," but there was enough in this video that resonated that I wanted to share it here.  If you don't like the labels, insert something else of your choosing every time she uses the term "Indigo". 

Doreen Virtue calls for widespread changes at all levels of human behavior, particularly in the way we raise our children.

 “Authority, in itself, isn’t valuable in the new energy – what’s only valuable is truth.”

Dishonesty, competition, and greed
Dr. Virtue observes that today, the dominant paradigm on Earth is competition, not cooperation.  Information is ruthlessly controlled in a pyramidal, authoritarian, compartmentalized fashion rather than shared freely and horizontally.  [see post "Are you AOL or AWOL?"]  People withhold information from each other or tell lies in order to make a profit, to “get theirs,” and the like.  This is changing, folks.  And alternative news media is rising! 

Consensus faith theory and lucid dreaming
In a lucid dream, the extent to which the dreamer can control their dreamscape is highly variable.  I think faith may be a determining factor.  Perhaps the degree of control the dreamer has is dependent upon the extent to which the dreamer believes that they can control the dream.  In the “real” world, we might do well to extend this lesson.  The degree to which we can do something is dependent upon the extent to which we believe that we can do it. 
In the video, Dr. Virtue speaks of God-given potentials that we all have, including psychic abilities and the ability to levitate.  Most of us would agree that these would be possible in a lucid dream – I personally find it easy to levitate in dreams if lucid.  However, I’m not sure we would ALL agree that these are possible in “real life,” and that is exactly the problem - low consensus faith!  :) 
If the extent to which a person can levitate in their lucid dream is dependent upon their individual faith that they can do it, then maybe the extent to which a person can levitate in real life is dependent upon the consensus faith that they can do it – the sum total of positive and negative faith across the globe!  I make this claim (and I’m not ashamed) because I know from personal experience that this is a characteristic of how psychic phenomena work – on the collective faith principle. 
I would suggest that levitation may not only be possible, but normal.  So often we mistake what is common for what is normal.  Could that be the case here?  

Existential anger
Dr. Virtue also speaks of “existential anger,” which she defines as “generalized anger for the state of the world.”  This anger is beautiful – it is to be cherished and channeled, rather than squelched and squashed.  It provides the energy that is needed to drive positive change.

Vit. D synthesis
Careful, Dr. Virtue!  Vitamin D can only be synthesized in intense sunlight!

Shakiness on low-fat diets
While I enjoyed the bulk of the video, I simply can’t agree with the dietary recommendations.  Feeling shaky on a low-fat diet seems like a normal reaction to an extreme/stressful situation.  While I wholeheartedly agree with the condemnation of fast food as it exists today, I’m not so sure that people should live on salad and fruit juice, sorry.  Veganism is a sin; I can be functionally certain!  :)  Instead, I would recommend that my readers look to the work of people in the “Paleo 2.0 Blogosphere” such as:

Chris Kresser   *start with the "9 Steps to Perfect Health" series!
Kurt Harris
Drs. Jaminet
(to name a few)

Dr. Harris sums things up rather neatly:


Grass fed ruminants, pastured butter and eggs and wild caught cold water fish are the kernel of a healthy diet, but the fuel source can be larger than the kernel on a caloric basis if the kernel is high quality and consistent.”


‘Cardiovascular’ exercise

While I absolutely agree that everyone should get out and move, I would urge my fellow investigators to educate themselves against mainstream exercise propaganda/mythology and the “chronic cardio” paradigm by reading Body by Science, by Doug McGuff and John Little.  Some people might take Doreen Virtue's recommendation and extrapolate: "if 20 minutes per day is good, 80 minutes is better!"  But this is a false conclusion, of course.  As one might expect, it turns out to be the case that resting and recovery are just as important as the exercise stimulus.  In Body by Science there is also an excellent discussion of some of the genetic factors that determine muscular genetic potential (for those that have an interest in the theory behind strength training).  The high-intensity, slow motion method of strength training, which has been refined by McGuff and others, is the safest I know of on all fronts - it is the safest form of exercise for heart patients as well as the safest form of exercise for folks like myself who have hypermobile joints.


Listen to your inner truth!

In closing, Dr. Virtue says,

"Please have patience with us older people, while we're still learning to cope and grow ourselves.  And, please, Indigos, listen to your own inner voice.  Don’t be dissuaded – just because someone is older than you – to go off of your own path.  Please don’t let an adult who is saying something that doesn’t vibrate as the truth to you to talk you out of your own inner truth.  Indigos, we need you to stick to the mission that you came here to do, and to know that you're old enough to do it, that you're qualified, that you're ready to do it, and that ultimately we adults will come around and support you even if in the beginning we may seem to resist you."

Special thanks to Dr. Virtue for her emphatic pronunciation and spelling of 'serotonin' - I noticed!  :)


I found a version of "Indigo Revolution" on YouTube that is not in its complete form, but is very popular in a relative sense.  (19,500 views for the incomplete video - 27,500 for the complete one as of January 2013)

It includes 30 minutes out of the 40 minute presentation.

It was uploaded by THEMAYQUEEN1.

I left this comment:

I am VERY familiar with this Doreen Virtue video - I wrote an article about it on my blog in March 2012. But I cannot agree with commenter jenilyn8705 who said, "This is one of the few things I've seen online today that truly honestly genuinely feels like truth -- it fills my heart rather than frustrate me again and again." To me it honestly genuinely feels like deception - the video is cut short! Please watch watnoudan888's FULL 40 min version of Indigo Revolution!!! (pg1, see next page...)

(pg2...) "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now./It's just a spring clean for the May Queen". (That's the Led Zeppelin line that was supposedly backmasked with Satanic lyrics - I wonder why you named your channel after that part?) So, THEMAYQUEEN1, I suggest you do some spring cleaning on your videos (and maybe more than just your videos...) and take this one down (and upload a mirror/copy of watnoudan888's FULL version of this video to your YouTube channel instead!!!) 


"The world would not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them but do nothing about it."

- Albert Einstein


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