Now when I say “meaty choice”, I’m not talking about shopping for barbecue… Although, metaphorically speaking, it’s not far off. What we choose — decide to do — is really the basic driver of our life. This may seem obvious until it is acknowledged that in order to create anything, choices must be made.

In fact, the bigger the creation, the more “meat” or “oomph” or intention needs to be there in order for it to happen. It’s easy to confuse “choice” with “preference” or “wish”. …


I’ve always been a big Carlos Castaneda fan, and his semi-fictional books have always been an inspiration. Now and then I revisit some of that information, and one piece in particular kept leaping into my awareness this past couple of weeks.

I believe it was the character Don Genaro, who, after appearing to Castaneda face to face in front of the casita where they were staying, suddenly and without warning re-appeared on the casita roof.

Flabbergasted, Castaneda blurted out, “What does this mean, Don Genaro?”

Genaro paused and looked out to the horizon for a long time from his perch…


At 80 years old, Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves the existence of the Afterlife, so kudos to him for taking on this age-appropriate Netflix production.

The film is a slow-moving, introspective fare, delivering the subject matter with even more gravitas than it would on its own. The cast is quirky and melodramatic, which gives impact to the last 20 minutes of the show, when Redford’s character admits he had it all wrong about the Afterlife.

In the scientist’s previous research, he definitively proves that a person’s consciousness “goes somewhere else” at the time of death — hence, “The…


Within that background radiation of Gratitude, there is a mindset I like to call “Life With Benefits”. It is a paradigm that embraces the Universal Truth that everything happening to us benefits us.

This is similar to the concept of “Pronoia”, where there is a sense that the Universe is working in your favor. There are positive synchronicities and a feeling of “being in the zone”.

The conscious mind and its sidekick, the Ego, are usually busy chattering about anything the attention focusses on. This “chatter”, or “monkey mind”, can be positive or negative, depending on what feelings get triggered…


One of the more amazing aspects to Life that quantum physics teaches us is that all possibilities — infinite possibilities — exist within every moment. We also learn that the subatomic intelligences making up the perceivable universe(s) are clumped together in forms that the mind assigns use and meaning. These subatomic intelligences are listening to our thoughts and watching our actions at every moment.

In the science of epigenetics, we find that the decisions, opinions, fears and other emotional states not only create gene expression, which changes DNA, but that these changes are passed down for generations unless acted upon…


I was out on my daily walk the other day, and my eye was riveted by these tiny flowers whose plant was draped enticingly over some river rocks in a wall. Unexpectedly, as I admired these precious flowers, I was overcome with emotions of beauty, poignancy and reverence.

These tiniest of flowers, perhaps because they were so perfectly formed and because they were so tiny, beckoned my attention and involvement so thoroughly, it seemed like they were these miniature magicians hypnotizing and mesmerizing the giant body stooping down to have a look see.

There has been much fervor lately about…


One of the most basic skills in magic is to entrain the audience into suspending their disbelief of their own senses. If the audience no longer disbelieves what they are seeing, what you do as a magician seems like real magic. The trick is to convert the skepticism of disbelief into the wonder of true believing.

And this is how we actually create our lives. We become true believers of our own magic. We don’t like a certain situation, or we want to change what we are experiencing in our lives, so we reach out with a new vision of…


The other day, I found myself in a group visualization meditation with a prominent local psychic. She led us to an expansive garden and then asked us to find the tour guide for the garden, and ask the guide for a special message just for me. Immediately, there appeared a deep blood-red rosebud. The rosebud spoke, saying, “Humans’ DNA is programmed just like ours: to bloom into a beautiful flower — to attain a higher state. It is the Law of the Universe.”

As we came out of the meditation I was struck with the significance of that comment from…


Humans are funny mammals — funny tragic, that is. At our core we are infinite spiritual beings, and by the time you zoom in through all the levels of power dissipation, we’re left with individuals with tragically limited personal power, separated and compartmented into a matrix of beliefs about who and even what we are.

I’ve been stepping up time spent in clearing meditations (see Two Tools), and as I shoveled on through what sometimes seems like miles of decisions, judgments, conclusions, choices and self-evaluations, the image of a huge bureaucracy came to mind. …


One of my favorite authors and — although he wouldn’t admit it, shamans — is Terence McKenna. Mainly famous for his ascendency as the progenitor to Timothy Leary, McKenna made it his mission to enlighten his audiences about the very deepest fact no one talks about: our world is made of language.

And when he refers to “our world”, he means the modern technological Western-style world, with its materialism, and embedded scientism, usually denying the reality of personal experience in favor of “objective observations” of agreed upon, consensual reality.

New flash: These are not the characteristics of non-Western, non-technological societies…

Boyd Martin

Proprietor of Pure Energy Rx featuring wellness formulas based on quantum physics research. Boyd is also producer of Mystic Broadcast Radio.

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