Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Attachment II

Read the first part of this article:  Attachment I

In ways subtle or obvious, people operate schedules dictated by their attachment. This means attachment to a feeling of security, familiarity, a paycheck, a big house, a daily hot shower, a temperate environment, etc. It is certainly possible to enjoy these things without attachment, but realistically, very few are on that level. Seeing through attachment will allow you to maintain peace regardless of the situation or environmental condition. But every person has attachments. There is always room to go deeper within yourself. That’s where pushing your limits and putting yourself in new situations, unfamiliar and possibly uncomfortable situations has its benefit.

Put yourself in situations that you’re not prepared for, or where there are elements of the unknown. This is another area in which people experience a lot of attachment – they don’t put themselves in situations in which they feel insecure. Many people are stuck inside their own idealistic and socio-economic cliques and bubbles.

If you are this type of person who has been pushing her limits, who is actively engaged in the process of exploring attachments, then you will find it beneficial to meditate more, spend less time talking, less time watching tv, watching movies, listening to music, surfing the web. . .

Purposefully put yourself into new situations, talk to people you’ve never talked to before. And observe the thoughts and feelings you have. Just observe, without judgment, just see what’s there.

A ten-day Vipassana* meditation course is a good example: you’re going into an environment that you’ve never been in before, an environment based on silence, which is rare in most human-inhabited places, and you are going to have a lot of time to be with your thoughts and feelings, becoming conscious of the various levels occurring inside your body.

This is what non-attachment looks like in the New Paradigm:  you are living passionately. You are living from inspiration and with purpose. You are doing that deliberately. That is the goal. Life without desire is pointless. To me, desire is the fire of life, it is the fire of creativity. Without desire there is no creativity. Without creativity, there is no life.

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Attachment I

It is not too far off to say that the story of human life, your life, is the story of various attachments. What attachments? Attachments to sensations. What we call “the human body” (a somewhat arbitrary distinction) is principally a vehicle for the sense organs and other bodily systems – blood circulation, digestion, the nervous system, etc. The function of the senses is to apprehend sense objects, e.g. the eye seeks out visible light, the ear seeks sounds, the tongue tastes. . . But once these sense objects are apprehended, YOU choose what to do with the information (more on that shortly).

Generally, people seek out pleasant and enjoyable sensations and shun painful or unpleasant ones. This is the “story of human life” I mentioned. Actually, you might call it the “story of animal life” as well (the verdict is out on plants and rocks). You taste raspberry sorbet and react favorably. In your subconscious, you make a note to repeat the experience in the future. Two days or two weeks down the road you encounter the opportunity, and you do so. Likewise, you may have a whole list of things to avoid so as to not experience pain.

But alas, our senses are clever and crafty servants. They work for you as long as you are able to remain in control. If you are unable, they gladly take over! A strong desire or preference, built up over time and only broken with difficulty is an attachment.

There is nothing wrong with “choosing your own adventure,” with being alive, experiencing the richness of life. But to foster attachments can really cause some problems. When you don’t get something that you want, or when you get something you don’t want, you become upset and agitated. You can easily see the whole range of implications in your own life or in the lives of people you know. Attachments can be as benign as a predilection for the color green, or as hellish as an opiate addiction.

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Hospitals, Pharma, and Iatrogenic Death

I came across this 30-second video today and I had to laugh! It is amazing how inconsistent and how prone to failure the healthcare system is and yet how it still wields so much power and influence.

This just highlights one of the many millions of examples of the corruption, lies, and downright poisoning of the human race. Make no mistake about it, keeping people sick is one of the best ways to keep them under control. Sick, weak, and needy people are easy to manipulate and forever dependent.

Allergies are NOT natural. Nor are they supposed to be common. In the natural order, sickness is not prevalent. Back pain, disease and obesity are NOT supposed to be common. Yet in this world they ARE.

It is time to begin to ask questions. To do some real research. I have written a whole book about it for anyone who wants the real deal insight into the consciousness of health. However here I will list just a few realities that ought to get you thinking about health and the SYSTEM of healthcare.

There are MANY pharmaceuticals that once-upon-a-time were approved and in widespread use amongst the masses which have later been found to cause sickness, disease and even death. What’s more is that this has happened MANY times. This is not chance, this is not random. It is a trend. Are 100% of all pharmaceuticals horrible? Maybe not, yet 99% of them are less effective to overall health than the plants that already exist on this planet, free and sustainable.

My favorite example of the unconsciousness and disconnection of the healthcare system is something called “iatrogenic death.” What does this mean? The term means “induced in a patient by a physician’s activity, manner, or therapy.” It is used especially regarding a complication of treatment. Iatrogenic death means is deaths due to mistakes doctors make in their treatment of patients.

Estimated Deaths Per Year in US:

12,000 — unnecessary surgery

7,000 — medication errors in hospitals

20,000 — other errors in hospitals

80,000 — infections in hospitals

106,000 — non-error, negative effects of drugs

These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!!

This data is derived from studies of hospitalized patients. Also, these estimates are for deaths only and do not include negative effects that are associated with disability or discomfort.

Taking into account all estimates, the true number of deaths due to iatrogenic causes ranges from 230,000 to 284,000. In any case, 225,000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, following deaths from heart disease and cancer.

The implications of these very accessible and well recorded statistics are staggering. Even if you are not opposed to our standard system of healthcare, you will probably admit that 230,000 is a high number of accidental deaths taking place in the venues where death is supposedly staved off and prevented.

Information like this is no secret. My own personal testimony is just a doorway for you to find out for yourself.

~Quinn

Sitting

I am inspired by this very basic video, “The Basics of Good Posture,” to write a bit about the body, lifestyle and health~

The body is not actually designed to sit. It is only recently that the average human spends so much time in the seated position – in chairs, working at a desk, at home on the couch while eating in front of the teevee – most of us spend A LOT of time sitting.

It was not long ago that sitting was an uncommon experience. Up until recently, only the rich and civilized could sit all day. What place is there for sitting when food must be hunted or found, the land worked, homes built, etc.?

And now we are facing a huge obesity epidemic. Although there are many factors in the growing population of overweight and sick humans, a lack of movement and exercise is certainly among these.

What I see is a general disconnection from life, activity, and being outside. It seems that since so much of our productivity is centered around bringing comfort into the home, and engineering and perfecting our environment, we feel the need to spend more time in this created sphere. Our “intro-spective” buildings curiously encourage a constant outgoing focus (teevee, computer, phone, etc.) and isolation from, rather than integration with, the out-of-doors (a place where one can participate in very “in-the-moment” physical activities). If you spend a lot of time inside, at least open the windows!

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Fasting

The only limits in the New Paradigm are those which you consciously set for yourself. A natural consequence of having few to no limitations is continual experimentation with lifestyles and techniques. Nothing *has* to be any way, and all avenues are open. After all, the only goal is to find what works for you, what serves you, and what gets you where you want to be.

I’ve already discussed how to “choose your body,” how to make the conscious decision to live in a healthy body. Once you have committed to health, one way you can explore and perfect the body is to experiment with fasting and what is consumed in your diet. This is decidedly distinct from dieting. Fasting is not a miracle cure, yet there is a good chance you will feel healthier if you do it. Even more importantly, you will be developing a much more conscious connection with your body.

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A Deeper Practice of Yoga

Yoga is one of the oldest techniques that has been recorded or taught. It’s one of the most practiced forms of exercise, health, and spirituality. While at essence, there is great potential for benefit and deeper Consciousness through yoga, 99% of the yoga is coming from an old paradigm perspective. It is yoga based on limitation. No matter how many times a day, no matter how many hours one works with these systems or these techniques, one is still held to the perspective of limitation.

Well, maybe I should back-up a bit. In no way do I mean to imply that practicing hatha yoga is harmful. As it is understood and practiced by most of the world in the twenty-first century, yoga is light or rigorous physical exercise which develops muscles, flexibility, breathing, and awareness. It is good all-around physical exercise.

I should also make a distinction here. Historically, *yoga* is an all-encompassing activity. Is has only been in the last century with it’s commercial rebirth and propagation that its primary connotation has become postures and physical exercise. At heart *yoga* is any spiritual practice, meant to bridge the gap between human and divine. And “bridge” is key. Most often burning bridges is not best practice. In this case, when the bridge is crossed, after it has fulfilled its purpose and is no longer needed, the bridge may well burn.

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Sensual, Spiritual Sex II

This is the second installment in the New Paradigm series on sex and sensuality. Quinn’s book “Full Spectrum Health” is really THE resource for total health information. 

Control centers on the things that are most vital, most at the core. Things like food, sex, health, shelter, national safety, the safety of your family, etc. So whoever it is, your parents, the church, the government, they create the guilt and judgment about sex. It makes people controllable. Bam! You are already guilty because you think about sex. You need forgiveness. Same with food. You make people want food and other substances. You make them want certain foods by getting them accustomed, addicted, or dependent. You control the source of food, promote the idea that your product will bring fulfillment and happiness, then once the need is there, charge money for it, tax it. It is no coincidence that tobacco and alcohol are two of the most addicting substances on earth and most taxed.

Another example: if you make people buy and own land just to live, then apply taxes and thousands of statutes and codes which limit self-reliance and require perpetual payment – that’s hilarious. People actually agree to pay for land. How can you really own a piece of land? Nobody owns it in the first place. There’s no human being on Earth that can actually own land. There might be some papers that say it’s true. There might be some law or idea that governs that, but there’s no real legitimate truth to it. And if at any point or any time Nature wants to call it back, all of that ownership will be just completely destroyed. In one breeze, in one wave, in one rumble, it’s all destroyed.

So this control is taking place. Most of the desire for sex is coming from: the lack of it, for one. But the lack is coming from a deeper core: wanting to be loved, wanting to be sensual, but never having a loving and sensual life. For many people, the only time they ever get close to that is through sex. Once you mature enough to have sex, you have this experience and you’re like “Oh, that felt good, man that was real sensual. . .Whoa! That’s soft! That’s warm. That’s wet.” Whether you actually come to the word sensual, you’re having a semi-sensual experience. Some people are having a more sensual experience than others, and some people are just jacking off inside of you.

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Sensual, Spiritual Sex

On a tour in Australia, I did a Workshop called “Sensual, Spiritual Sex,” and the whole thing was based on sensual intimacy that didn’t revolve around intercourse*. What does it take to achieve sensual fulfillment? Should we strive for sensuality or sexuality? Is it possible for each of these desires to be mutually fulfilled? In many ways, thinking about sex in terms of sensuality is an upgrade over just “sex.”

Naturally I’m all about sharing the energetics, the Consciousness, the formless first, and then the form, so here’s the main energetic:

When your Consciousness shifts, so will the experience of sex and sensuality. The obsessive desire for sex in our culture comes from the combination of the powerful natural instinct to procreate and the suppressed experience of everything about sex. Sex is extremely and highly repressed in almost every culture in the world. Why? The fear and judgment around sex is control-originated. Governments, religions, churches, cults…If you want to control people, what’s the best way to do it? Make them feel guilty about who they are. There’s nothing more natural than sex. It’s built into the DNA of 99% of all humans. That’s just how species procreate. That’s how they live on. That’s DNA. Have sex, have sex.

It’s different than in humanity, but in nature the strongest male’s seed is spread most often and most widely and successfully. So nature changes and works through DNA. And humans are a part of that DNA. We’re not the same as other animals, but we are animals. Your soul is not an animal, but humans are animals. This body is an animal. This body procreates. This body breathes air, eats food, drinks water and pisses/shits. This body lives on Earth as a physical being. And those physical things are built on that human code. So rather than trying to live in resistance to that, existence is actually much more peaceful, much more fulfilling and much more enjoyable when we begin to honor that. Almost all dysfunctional desire for sex is actually coming from the suppression of sex and an unfulfilled desire to be loved and to be touched and to be cared about. That type of intimacy comes in many ways, but because of the powerful stimulation, sex is associated and often confused with sensuality.

Sensuality begins from day one. When you’re born, you’re naked. You’re born naked!

Oh my god. Really?

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* ~ Denial ~ *

It is just amazing how many ideas there are! So many there is no way to quantify them. Our world is a series of ideas (just ask Humprey Davy). As long as we remember this fact, the world is a playground. But if we aren’t careful, if we forget, if we take the magic out of the world, if we start believing in iron-clad rules, rigidly determined systems, institutions and structures, then every idea is a potential hell. Would you rather wake up thinking “these are all my obligations, oh well, better get to it. . .,” or “what game shall we play today?” This recognition is part of the essence of the New Paradigm.

Personally, I feel it is very important to interact and engage authentically and transparently – that’s who I am to the core (and the book of my life is very open). When I express my will, my opinion, I do so without taint of anger or resentment except in the rare case that that is what is authentically true. Believe me – I can express myself with force – but that comes from the honesty and conviction of my words, not the need to guilt or control people. So commonly I’m met with disagreement or judgment or conflict or confrontation, and that’s okay. I would rather be clear and honest 100% of the time and risk coming up against this opposition than allow myself to be tripped up by fear or hesitation, or by getting caught up in games of denial, supposed to, have to, or should. Life is not very powerful when living within the judgment, expectation, and ideas of others.  I would trade a lifetime of pretending in order to gain approval, for one day of true fulfilled raw existence~*~  
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On Eating

I like to have coffee and cheesecake for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. And I like to do it whenever I want to. And I do eat cheesecake or whatever I want for breakfast, lunch or dinner whenever I want.

And the really beautiful thing about this is:  I don’t do it every day and I don’t want to do it everyday. The powerful truth, which at some point must be understood, is that it’s the resistance, judgment, and guilt – the ideas we have constructed around something – that create friction, the dysfunction, and problems.

If you have the idea that it’s not okay or it’s wrong or bad to eat cheesecake for breakfast, lunch, dinner, anytime – not only is it going to be less enjoyable and more unhealthy when it is eaten, but it’s likely, if you were to allow yourself to do such a thing, you would experience some sort of binging or an addiction, a much more involved reality than the simple act of eating cheesecake.

Let’s also remember that we don’t actually need anything. Yet we can have anything. And so there’s lots of substances on this earth that most humans are consuming on a daily basis from the perspective of need. “I’m alright, I don’t need much . . . except coffee. All day. But that’s all.” Coffee, tobacco, marijuana – but also: a car, indoor plumbing, another person’s approval and validation . . . Instead of experiencing the full range of possibilities (and there are so many : ), we are stuck in this limited experience, this relationship of need.

So if you’re someone who thinks you “need to eat breakfast” in order to function, it’s really only that idea that’s creating that reality. Or if you’re someone that thinks you “need coffee in order to think or function,” that idea goes a long way toward creating that reality.

And so I can eat whatever I want as my dinner, my breakfast, or as my lunch, and I will still be way healthier than 99.9% of humans on the planet. It doesn’t even really matter what they’re eating. The reason is I’m living in this energetic embrace, this energetic freedom, this energetic abundance, this energetic health of thrival and well-being. Whatever I do, whatever happens, whatever form manifests in my experience is in alignment with the formless. So I eat cheesecake, or pie, or a plate of cookies for breakfast, lunch or dinner as today – I eat whatever I want and I eat whenever I want – but I don’t feel bad about it. And it is completely devoid of need or addiction. I don’t have to make any rules or systems or programs.

All those ideas, rules, stipulations, they create more limitation. I just simply exist and when an opportunity arises for me to have cheesecake for breakfast then I do. Or maybe for 3 weeks I don’t even eat breakfast. One meal a day is normally plenty for me and normally it’s a dinner. It’s a dinner meal for me. Oftentimes it’s just a huge salad. But even this, and its not something I’m trying to do, its naturally manifesting, its naturally developing from my the formless reality of thrival.

And so in appreciation, in love, in enjoyment of this gloriously beautiful day, of the cheesecakes and pies of the world, and of the thriving souls here in Eden, the only thing I’ve eaten today is cheesecake and coffee.

Bless,

Quinn.