The DREAM of the DRAGONFLY
Breakthroughs in Body, Mind and Spirit
The Dream of the Dragonfly is to become something unimaginable.
The dragonfly lives a whole life as a nymph underwater, and then one day it climbs into the air and metamorphosizes into an iridescent flying creature bearing no resemblance to what it was before. This is the transition being presented to humanity.
It's time to leave behind limiting beliefs and embrace the impossible to become something beyond ourselves if we want to survive and thrive.
This is The Dream of the Dragonfly.
There's an unspoken story in western culture that some wounds of the body and mind take a lifetime to heal, and others can never be healed at all.
But there are rare cases that completely defy this belief. Spontaneous healings and miraculous feats of strength and endurance deemed impossible by modern science.
Despite the "limits" of traditionally held belief, these people are continually pushing the boundaries of the known.
And they're becoming more common than phenomenon.
This is where mind, body and spirit converge to give us a vision of the future.
In our journey to find keys for unlocking human potential, we've discovered 5 basic areas that when put together seem to be a magic recipe for rapid transformation.
"Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life." -B.K.S. Iyengar
The body is the foundation, and while a strong physical practice alone cannot stimulate holistic healing and expansion of consciousness, there is a reason that the spiritual traditions of legend all involve vigorous physical practices of some kind.
Our body is the hardware that houses the software. It is the container through which all of our experiences are mediated. Taking care of it is not just a chore, it is the mechanism by which we can heighten our experience to live a life of joy, ease and personal empowerment.
"The limit is not the sky. The limit is the mind." - Wim Hof
The 20th century could be described as a massive revolution of consciousness. The explosion of the field of psychology, a deepening of understanding that we have a subconscious that may be infinitely more vast than our conscious awareness, and a total shattering of so many of our previously held beliefs about the limits of human potential.
People like Wim Hof, “The Ice Man” have been proving to the world that we are capable of so much when we use the power of our mind, and we may be witnessing the beginning of a new epoch of human evolution that is limited only by our imagination.
“I have amazing news for you. Man is not alone on this planet. He is part of a community, upon which he depends absolutely.” - Daniel Quinn
We are made of pieces of the Earth, we eat and breath and sweat and bleed pieces of the Earth, we are nature through and through, and yet the message is all around us in our society that we are somehow separate from all the other living things on this planet.
This disconnection can be traced to the root of all modern pathologies, from depression to climate collapse, and a return to a connection with the living fabric all around us is crucial if we want to make the leap into the next phase of evolution.
"The potential significance of LSD and other psychedelics for psychiatry and psychology is comparable to the value the microscope has for biology or the telescope has for astronomy." - Stanislav Grof
Cultures from all around the world have used power plants and fungi for millenia to heal traumas, expand awareness, and communicate with the spirit world, including western culture until the rites of the Eleusinian mysteries were shut down by the Roman persecution of the pagans.
Right now, we are witnessing a new psychedelic renaissance, as the restrictions on these powerful plant teachers are being lifted. Who knows where this new horizon of exploration will lead us as a species, but it will undoubtedly reshape us into something we can only dream of.
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Surrounding all of these themes is the unifying aspect of community building. Any human endeavor is only as strong as the people who lift it up, and anything worth creating has to be done as a community.
Life is not about lone heros saving the day, it’s about coming together and learning how to form bonds of connection across our differences. History has shown that trying to get rid of the people we don't like or disagree with doesn't work, so we have to learn to live with each other. Besides, life is a team sport, and it's so much more fun when we treat it that way!