Thursday, January 15, 2015

MERCURY RETROGRADE: Remembering Universal Connection Amidst the Illusion of Separation

In the practice of Astrology, there is probably no planetary scenario that renders more FEAR and negativity on a more frequent basis than that of the planet Mercury shifting into 'retrograde' motion. This APPARENT reverse motion occurs roughly three times per calendar year and is actually just an ILLUSION as the planet is really just completing its revolution around the far-side of the Sun relative to our Earthly perspective. Mercury revolves around the Sun approximately three times in one calendar year on Earth. So, for roughly a three-week period, three times per year, Mercury moves in 'apparent' reverse motion through the zodiac before returning to forward motion once again.

The archetype that 'connects' us in terms of communication and/or distance (i.e. travel) is said to be governed or 'ruled' by the planet Mercury in the practice of Astrology. So, when Mercury is in reverse motion and essentially 'leaving its post' at the helm of all that relates to CONNECTIVITY in the world, the logical conclusion is that this theme of life on Earth will be DISRUPTED. And a quick web search on 'Mercury Retrograde' is bound to bring up copious writings from various sources referring to these time periods as if they are to be AVOIDED like the plague for this very reason. However, we cannot avoid these times regardless of their reputation for being periods when our CONNECTION devices may go haywire or cease to operate altogether.

Some of these 'devices of connection' include but are not limited to the following:
-Nervous system (i.e. our brains and the CLARITY of information exchange in general)

As a practitioner of Astrology for over a decade, I have to admit that in my experience, these times DO seem to correlate with an increase in disruption in terms of things like lost information, scheduling mishaps, automotive hiccups, computer crashes and the like. Despite this, I disagree with the general PERCEPTION that these seemingly 'negative' experiences do not serve an overall positive purpose in our lives.

Let me explain...

In my opinion, ALL IS CONNECTED. So, to me the planet Mercury actually governs the ILLUSION OF SEPARATION that we 'take on' during our Earthly experiences. And if we are never REALLY separated from the ALL, then it is only a PERCEPTION that we REQUIRE devices in order for us to experience CONNECTIVITY on Earth. So, these ILLUSORY time periods of Mercury moving in retrograde motion can be perceived as periods when the ILLUSION OF SEPARATION is being temporary lifted. And it is this lifting of the 'veil' of separation that renders devices that require SEPARATION in order to function to instead temporarily struggle with proper operation.

In the movie Forest Gump (1994), there is a scene where Forest is running from the school bullies while wearing his leg braces which were intended to straighten out his back and to help him 'connect space' (i.e. move about by walking). Its only during this time of APPARENT struggle that he realizes that his braces are unnecessary and, in fact, HINDERING his ability to 'connect space' even FASTER (i.e. running)! Forest's stressful encounter is similar to the stress that we may experience when we suddenly NEED to make a CONNECTION using one of our devices during a Mercury retrograde only to discover that they are malfunctioning and that their 'malfunctioning' is suddenly getting IN the way of our intended connections!

From this perspective, a Mercury Retrograde period is nothing more than a reminder of our unwavering CONNECTION to the universe by affording us the OPPORTUNITY to recognize the ultimate futility of our connection devices which only operate in a space where SEPARATION is a 'reality' and which actually HINDER our intentions for TRUE connections.

Mercury's propensity to remove the veil of separation while in apparent retrograde motion is also why Mercury Retrograde periods have been associated with time periods of improved INTROSPECTION and why people born during these periods seem to have a easier ability to connect WITHIN themselves. As it is only by going within that we TRULY can connect to our HEARTS which is our own personal portal to our connection with the ALL anyway.

Along with introspection, Mercury Retrograde periods are also invaluable for helping us FINISH things in our lives as we can more easily obtain closure with projects, relationships and any other unfinished business. From this new perspective, the reason for easier 'completion' during these periods is that we are actually being RE-connected to those creations that have gone by the wayside. Its as if all perceived BARRIERS (i.e. distance, visibility etc) are removed temporarily allowing us to RAPIDLY address any unfinished business. That sounds like a POSITIVE attribute of Mercury Retrograde periods to me!

So, as Mercury moves in retrograde motion, the ILLUSION OF SEPARATION is temporarily dissolved and we are simultaneously INVITED to RE-connect to the universe as the 'devil's' perceptions of separation are revealed to be unfounded.

Its no wonder the symbol for Mercury looks like it has 'devil horns'!!..Lord, lead us NOT into the temptation of SEPARATION ;).

On a more predictive note, all three Mercury Retrograde periods in 2015 will occur entirely within the three 'air signs' of the zodiac. Air signs represent our SOCIAL connectivity and EXCHANGE of information and ideas. So, using this new perspective on Mercury Retrogrades, 2015 is an opportune time to take advantage of these periods (see below) to RE-CONNECT to the universal TRUTHS about our selves on a collective level.

These will also be times when SECRETS can be revealed to the masses as previous DEVICES (i.e. lies, lack of transparency, media manipulation etc.) intended to separate us from the TRUTH are rendered less operable!

Mercury Retrograde periods for 2015:
Jan 21 - Feb 11 (0 - 17 degrees Aquarius)
May 18 - June 11 (5 - 13 degrees Gemini)
Sep 17 - Oct 9 (1 - 16 degrees Libra)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Walking the Talk and Living in Authentic Wholeness

After a rewarding 5 years of interpreting the astrological charts for other individuals and assisting them in aligning with their personal truth in an empowered way, it is now time for ME to finally 'walk my talk'.

My path is just not that of a personal 'counselor' and I know that now. My sensitivity is my greatest gift and it has assisted many clients with whom I have worked and yet, in the best interest of my own path and my own health, I realize that this sensitivity is better applied toward collective empowerment. My nature is that of an educator and a 'reflector' of truth so that others have the opportunity to interpret the truth for themselves. My own astrology chart has assisted me with this self-understanding.

At some point, I may decide to TEACH others HOW to interpret their own charts and how to use their own charts as a navigation tool for self-understanding and empowerment for themselves personally and/or collectively.

Note that we are ALL going through this kind of self-realization of truth in our own lives right now.

See video just below for details on this 'March Madness' awakening culmination.

I will continue to USE astrology in my life and in my work as long as it WORKS for me. But ultimately, the time has come for me to direct my attention toward teaching others on a more collective level how to fish for themselves rather than catching fish FOR them.

Speaking Topics:
"The Sacred Wisdom of Sovereign Authority"
"Sustainable Energy Management from the Inside-Out"
"Conscious Business for an Evolving Economy"
"Weather or Not?: Changing the Climate of Collective Empowerment"

Conscious Business services:
Conscious Business Owner
Company Wellness
 Stress Management
Team Building
Conscious Business Strategy
Social Responsibility/Sustainability
 Sustainability Education

Family Harmony services:
Group Dynamics
 Spousal Disagreement
 Conscious Parenting
 Sibling Rivalries

Thanks and enjoy!

 Our 'March Madness' Awakening Culmination

Christopher Robert Taylor

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Weather or Not?: Changing the Climate of Collective Empowerment

The Earth's climate over the last ~10,000 years has been an 'abnormally' STABLE period relative to the more commonly unstable climate patterns recorded in the long term paleoclimatic data. Large scale agriculture, as we know it and opon which we have grown to depend, HAS only and COULD only exist within such an 'abnormally stable' climatic period like we have experienced over the past 10,000 years. While it then behooves us as a collective to address any potential impacts that we MAY have on this fragile climate system for which we rely, it ultimately does not matter if we can simply change our 'energy paradigm' to one that is more EMPOWERING.

"Changing the Climate of Collective Empowerment" 
(recorded Oct 24, 2012)
While I did not include any information regarding persistent contrails, weather modification or geoengineering in this video above, if we also DO include these very important man-made geoengineering and weather modification considerations within the discussion it only further enhances the message of what I present here regarding our collective approach to the observed climate change issue. Also note that this video was recorded just days before Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeastern US. It was the weather modification of Hurricane Sandy that woke me up to the ongoing realities of weather modification and the potential realities of geoengineering experimentation in our atmosphere.


Sustainable energy management is something that we create from the inside-out. We can never achieve sustainable energy in the outer world until we deal with the demons that disrupt the flow of our own internal energy. This means getting in touch with the the deep hidden fears that we ALL harbor regarding the loss of our 'freedom' (right wing) as well as the loss of our 'protection' (left wing).

Both the 'left wing' and 'right wing' factions of politics share these wounds in common and this forms a roadblock to our own personal freedom and protection that can only be achieved outwardly through the achievement of a state of  'sovereign harmony' within. This state of internal sustainable energy management creates ripples that can eventually lead to collective sustainable energy management in the outer world. 

When the current financial system unravels, it will open the door to existing 'free energy' technologies that will provide us all with a 'zero climate-impact' opportunity for energy use along with ever more freedom.

It is not the energy that we burn in order to live that is the problem, but the energy of ourselves that we give away which keeps us in a state of confused dis-empowerment and perceived disagreement.

Let's allow the flow of power BACK into our hands...and lets do it together rather than divided 
Sovereign Harmony

-Christopher Robert Taylor

Personal Educational Background & Graduate Research
1) BS - Meteorology - Plymouth State University (2001)
2) MS - Atmospheric Science - University of California, Davis (2003)
-"A Study Comparing the Long-Term Climate near NIGEC Sponsored AmeriFlux Sites to the Recent Period of CO2 Flux Measurements" (UC Davis - 2003)
3) MESM - Environmental Science & Management  - University of California, Santa Barbara (2005)
-"Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Hybrid-Electric Vehicles: An Environmental and Economic Analysis" (UC Santa Barbara - 2005)


- "Chemtrails. The Realities of Geoengineering and Weather Modification"
- "The Weather Modification and Geoengineering Industry Exposed"
- "The History of Weather Control: Interactive Timeline"
- "Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails"
- "The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use" 
- "Man Made Climate Change in the Skies

The following links build on the media 'narrative' that climate change is both dangerously eminent and definitely leads to 'warming' primarily due to human-enhanced greenhouse emissions. Proposals for geo-engineering the climate would ONLY be warranted under these 'assumptions'. In my opinion, it is these assumptions that need to be revisited in order to properly address the scope of the observations of our changing weather and climate. The effects of persistent contrails combined with other man-made weather modification activities are NOT adequately included within current computer model projections for climate change. In my opinion, we cannot make plans for a future based on erroneous assumptions and flawed computer models that currently exclude important variables

"CFR Pushes End to Sovereignty at UN's Doha Climate Summit"
"Geoengineering: Climate Remediation
General Overview of Hurricane Modification Projects
"Hacking the Planet" - The Weather Channel (promo video)
"Benefits, risks of using geoengineering to counter climate change"
"The Task Force on Climate Remediation Research is Wrong, and Here’s Why"
"The 'Chemtrail' Phenomenon and My Suspicions Regarding the 'Global Warming Prevention' Narrative"

"How much of global warming or climate change is actually by billions of tons of these aerosols that have been sprayed over us for the last 8 years without our permission? It's not just CO2 conditions that we have to deal with but we have to deal with weather modification. How is weather modifcation by the military destabilizing our planet's natural weather?" -  Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri (from the MA School of Law Global Climate Change conference just below)

 - "Global Warming: The Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus"
 - "New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism"
 - "Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic's Case"
 - "Global Warming is Geo Engineered Using Persistent Contrails"
 - "Geoengineering: The real climate change threat" 
 - "Regional Variations in U.S. Diurnal Temperature Range for the 11–14 September 2001 Aircraft Groundings: Evidence of Jet Contrail Influence on Climate"
- "Global Climate Change Conference - Massachusetts School of Law - October 11, 2008" 
 - "Researcher Offers Alternative Explanation for Global Warming"
 - "Global Weirding, Violent Weather & Chemtrails"
 - "Global Weather Modification Assault Causing Climate Chaos And Environmental Catastrophe"
 - "Sun Blamed for Warming of Earth and Other Worlds"
 - "The Evidence - Electromagnetic Changes in our Solar System"

"We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors." - Richard Buckminster Fuller

- "The New Economy: Sovereign Harmony"
- "Breakthrough Energy Movement"
- "University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus"
- "Company unveils small personal-sized hydroelectricity generator"  
- "New Frontiers in Free Energy: The Gravity Light"
- "Free Energy Is An Absolute Imperative For The Future Of The Earth And Humanity"
- "Nuclear Physicist, M.T. Keshe: We Already Have “Free Energy” and Antigravity Technology"
- "The Orion Project: Developing Clean Energy Solutions to Empower the 21st Century"

"Brian O'Leary - Energy Solution Revolution - Part 1"

"Brian O'Leary - Energy Solution Revolution - Part 2"


Saturday, December 1, 2012

The 'Chemtrail' Phenomenon and My Suspicions Regarding the 'Global Warming Prevention' Narrative

I suspect that 'stratospheric aerosol geoengineering' (SAG) and/or 'solar radiation management' (SRM) programs using airplane-deployed spraying technologies are already underway. A common 'narrative' as to WHY spraying these trails containing oxides of aluminum, barium and strontium into the atmosphere may be beneficial is that these particulates may serve as a method of reflecting sunlight and combating 'global warming'. As someone with a strong educational and professional background in this science and based on some suspicious activities (see below), I am personally skeptical of this 'accepted narrative' as to why this spraying would be occurring. I also suspect, based one my research and observations and despite the 'official' reference specifically to 'stratospheric' spraying, that little (if any) of the current spraying activities are actually occurring 'well' within the stratosphere. In my opinion, the spraying activities appear to be more related to weather modification activities within the 'troposphere' rather than to 'global warming' prevention projects to reflect sunlight within the higher reaches of the stratosphere (see article and video links just below).

 - "Climate Engineering: The Weather Modification and Geoengineering Industry Exposed"
 - "Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails"
 - Geoengineering: Destroying the Atmosphere - Rosalind Peterson (video)
 - Global Climate Change Conference - Massachusetts School of Law - October 11, 2008 (video)
 - "The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use"
 - Geoengineering III - Domestic and International Research Governance (video)
 - Introduction to Solar Radiation Management Initiative (video)

All 'weather' as we know it occurs within the lowest level of the atmosphere known as the 'troposphere'. The boundary between the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere (i.e. the tropopause) is where commercial airplanes fly (~30-35K feet) and its the highest level for the tops of even the largest cumulonimbus clouds associated with thunderstorms, hurricanes and general weather activities (non-weather related clouds DO exist at higher altitudes than this). So, strictly for the intention of weather modification, spraying particles well into the stratosphere would NOT make any sense. Cloud-seeding activities using chemical compounds such as silver iodide have been used for decades as a way to increase condensation nuclei and encourage precipitation to fall to the ground within the troposphere (typically sprayed between 16-22K feet into existing clouds). However, its only recently that weather modification operations using potentially more toxic oxides of elements such as aluminum have been potentially occurring. 

 - Weather Sonde Data Confirms Chemtrails not Persistent Contrails (video)
 - "Cliff Carnicom: Preliminary Meteorological Study of Unnatural Cloud Formations"

The upper portion of the troposphere is also where natural cirrus clouds exist and its why this would be an ideal location to physically 'blend' the backdrop of the atmospheric landscape with 'trailing activities' in a way in which the average person would be unsuspecting (if this were the intention). Due to the thermodynamic conditions above what is known as the 'tropopause' (i.e. the invisible boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere) particles well within the stratosphere take MUCH longer to fall to the ground and get 'trapped' temporarily within the stratosphere before gradually trickling into the troposphere and eventually making their way onto the ground. Hence, this is why spraying well up into the stratosphere wouldn't make any sense if 'weather modification' has been the actual intention thus far. This is also why, for example, when Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991, the global temperature cooled significantly over the course of the 1992 calendar year and this was due to the natural sulfur emissions from the eruption that were ejected well into the 'stratosphere' allowing the particles to linger and reflect more sunlight than usual over that period.

This fact and the observations of the effects of stratospheric particulates are part of the reasoning behind the geoengineering 'proposals' for artificially injecting sulfur well into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight and 'cool' the planet as a way to theoretically reduce 'global warming'. Assuming 'warming' is the ONLY concern with regards to climate change, then theoretically, this process most certainly should work successfully to 'cool' the planet. But, the potential human health/environmental effects of such potential geoengineering activities are another matter. And, injecting aluminum, barium and strontium (or any other particles) into the upper 'troposphere' or lower portions of the stratosphere (i.e. where commercial airplanes typically achieve their cruising altitudes) allows for relatively rapid precipitation of these particles to the ground (compared to particles injected well into the stratosphere) due to gravity and due to the typical thermodynamic conditions that exist within the troposphere under normal conditions. While artificial sulfur injections well into the stratosphere may be a 'potential' geoengineering proposal, artificial upper tropospheric/lower stratospheric injections of aluminum, barium and strontium oxides appear to be currently occurring and they appear to have been occurring without properly informing the public and without conducting adequate research into the potential human health/environmental effects of spraying these compounds into our environment.

 - Patent US5003186 - "Stratospheric Welsbach Seeding for Reduction of Global Warming" - March 26, 1991 - Quote from above Abstract for Patent US5003186:
"Such materials can include the class of materials known as Welsbach materials. The oxides of metal, e.g., aluminum oxide, are also suitable for the purpose."

 - "Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming: Mitigation, Adaptation, and the Science Base" - National Academy of Sciences - 1992 - Conclusions from the 1992 National Academy of Sciences publication above:
"...the N.A.S. [National Academy of Sciences] found that the most effective global warming mitigation turned out to be the spraying of reflective aerosol compounds into the atmosphere utilizing commercial, military and private aircraft. This preferred mitigation method is designed to create a global atmospheric shield which would increase the planet's albedo (reflectivity) using aerosol compounds of aluminum and barium oxides, and to introduce ozone generating chemicals into the atmosphere." -

I personally find it slightly suspicious that this 1991 patent for a technology to spray aluminum oxides was completed BEFORE the above official study came out in 1992 on global warming mitigation policies which essentially concludes that aluminum oxides would be ideal aerosol compounds with which to spray. Also, note that this is just ONE of many related patents potentially associated with these spraying activities.

David Keith is a professor of public policy and applied physics at Harvard University who was quoted in the Oct 25 article below that was published just 2 weeks after a Swedish official admitted to their own SAG and/or SRM  programs AND just 2 days after an article was published on the potential health dangers and other risks of such global scale projects (see below). Also note that these articles were leading up to 'Frankenstorm Sandy' just a few days later for which there was clear indication of aerosol modification on satellite imagery. However, it is unclear exactly as to the underlying intentions for these specific modification activities (i.e. was it to influence the storm's direction and/or strength? and in what ways)?. See video and article just below for more details on modification of Hurricane Sandy and modification of tropical weather, in general.

- Aerosol Geoengineering and Hurricane Modification Program Run by Homeland Security (video)
- "Hurricane Sandy Under Aerosol Geoengineering by DHS to Modify Intensity and Land-fall
 - The Evidence - Electromagnetic Changes in our Solar System (video)
-General Overview of Hurricane Modification Projects

"Geoengineering—using technology to purposefully change the climate—is the only option for reducing the risk of climate change from greenhouse-gas emissions in the next few decades" - David Keith

- "Photophoretic levitation of engineered aerosols for geoengineering" - David Keith (2010)
 - Atmospheric Geoengineering with Aluminum Aerosols to 'Reduce Global Warming' Lecture (video)

Quotes from the video in the lecture link just above:
"The little picture is from a nanofabrication study which shows you can make very high quality...and do this in just a jet in a very simple way. Make high quality alumina particles just by spraying alumina vapor out in chunks of ice. So its certainly, in principle, possible to do that. There's a big literature that's already looked at that. And you can do that either by building new versions of these aircraft or even re-engineering existing aircraft. So there's some ideas about...if you go to an engineering firm and you want this done, they don't say this is hard or unusual. They say, 'okay yes, we can do it. " - David Keith

"The alumina, we've only begun to research and published nothing. We haven't done anything serious on alumina and so there could be something terrible that we'll find tomorrow that we haven't looked at." - David Keith

"And by the way, its not really a moral hazard, its more like free-riding on our grand-kids." - David Keith

*Note that alumina = aluminum oxide

Pictures taken Nov 11, 2012 in Sacramento, CA

Recent Articles (in chronological progression of media coverage):
 - "The Army Sprayed St. Louis With Toxic Aerosol During A Just Revealed 1950s Test" (Oct 4, 2012)
 - "Swedish official [Pernilla Hagberg] admits toxic 'chemtrails' are real, not a wild conspiracy theory" (Oct 6, 2012)
 - "Scientists Warn Geo-Engineering Can Kill Billions of People" (Oct 23, 2012)
 - "Geoengineering Could Be Essential to Reducing the Risk of Climate Change" (Oct 25, 2012)
 - "Chemtrails. The Realities of Geoengineering and Weather Modification" (Nov 8, 2012)
 - "Government Documents Link Global Warming to Advanced Military Climate Modification Technology" (Nov 29, 2012) 
 - "Reducing carbon emissions will not be enough to turn tide" (Dec 1, 2012)
 - "Researcher Offers Alternative Explanation for Global Warming" (Dec 1, 2012) 
 - "Belgian Environmental Study Corroborates Existence and Effects of Weather Modification" (Jan 2, 2013)

David Keith is also filmed in the documentary "What in the World Are They Spraying" (see link below) speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Feb 2010 in San Diego, CA where he talks openly about spraying 'potentially' toxic aluminum oxide as part of these operations YET in the Oct 25th article above he mentions ONLY the 'potential' spraying of more naturally occurring sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere. Why does he fail to mention the 'potential' for using aluminum to reflect more sunlight than sulfur for reducing 'global warming' in the above article in the same way that he does at the AAAS conference just 2-1/2 years prior? This information regarding spraying aluminum and other more potentially toxic oxides was certainly covered in the National Academy of Sciences 1992 publication (see link above). I find it suspicious that the Oct 25 article quoting David Keith speaks ONLY of the potential use of sulfur compounds despite his obvious knowledge of the use of aluminum, barium and strontium oxides. Its interesting to note that the Oct 23 article above, which discusses the potential dangers of spraying, also only speaks of using sulfur as part of the solution.

*Note that aluminum most certainly has cumulative toxic effects in humans. See articles just below for more details:

 - "Chemtrails, Nanoaluminum And Neurodegenerative And Neurodevelopmental Effects"
 - "How Geoengineering And The Aerosol Spraying Of Our Skies Affects Our Health"
 - "Alzheimer's & Aluminum Toxicity"
 - From Chemtrails to Pseudo-Life- The Dark Agenda of Synthetic Biology by Sofia Smallstorm (video)

Is Aluminum ALREADY an additive in jet fuel?
"1958 Documents Link Chemtrails to Trimethyaluminum in Jet Fuel" (December 2012)


Video Documentaries on Weather Modification & Climate Geoengineering:

-Aerosol Crimes
-Don't Talk About the Weather
-What in The World Are They Spraying?
-Why in the World Are They Spraying?
-Climate Change 2012: The Incredible True Story of Artificial Clouds


Final Thoughts
While I did not include any information regarding geo-engineering or weather modification in this video below, if we also DO include these very important geo-engineering and weather modification considerations within the discussion it only further enhances the message of what I present here regarding our collective approach to the climate change issue (see blog link below). 

Also note that this was recorded just days before Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeastern US. It was the weather modification of Hurricane Sandy that woke me up to the ongoing realities of geo-engineering activities in our atmosphere.

 -Christopher Robert Taylor

Educational Background 
BS - Meteorology - Plymouth State University (2001)
MS - Atmospheric Science - University of California, Davis (2003)
MESM - Environmental Science & Management  - University of California, Santa Barbara (2005)

Friday, August 10, 2012

What's the Difference Between CLAIMING to Be a Healthy Skeptic vs Actually PRACTICING Healthy Skepticism?

I consider myself to be a healthy skeptic. But, then again, I don't think I've ever met someone who doesn't consider themselves to be one? Would anyone really admit to being an unhealthy skeptic?

It seems to me that EVERYONE considers themselves to be a healthy skeptic...especially guys. Why is that? I swear that the average guy unconsciously believes that being a skeptic (or at least saying that they are one) is somehow a more masculine representation of themselves. I wonder if it has something to do with playing the 'protector' role, as if being skeptical of new ideas is somehow more 'protective' by default than is being open and honestly vulnerable. Who knows? But, whatever the reason, the majority of guys and a large chunk of the ladies out there certainly will at least 'claim' to be a healthy skeptic.

There is NOTHING inappropriate about practicing our own personal brand of healthy skepticism, in my opinion.

But, drawing from my own experiences, it seems that VERY few self-proclaimed skeptics ACTUALLY 'practice' healthy skepticism in the face of new concepts. Typically these people are just using a stance of 'nonacceptance' almost as if to appear 'tough' and invulnerable to outside influence. It reminds me of the common treatment of the concept of 'stubbornness'. I would say that the majority of people, when asked for their opinion on stubbornness, will SAY that they consider stubbornness to be a negative trait. Yet it also appears to me that the majority of these SAME people wear their own stubbornness (perceived or otherwise) as some sort of badge of honor. To me, this honestly gets old. Lets seriously stop faking it and get real!

Most of us BELIEVE that stubbornness is a positive trait. Can we just let that cat out of the bag already? What's the hold up? This 'secret' love of stubbornness also bleeds into the concept of skepticism where most people 'claim' one side of the coin and yet practice the other side of that same coin.

So what's the difference between healthy and unhealthy skepticism, then? Well, here is how I see it...

A healthy skeptic both accepts and admits their own ignorance regarding a new concept AND also exhibits active curiosity in the face of these new concepts. They admit that they know nothing and yet actively search for the knowledge and information once their own ignorance has been revealed to themselves. The key, I think, is that they are NOT afraid to be perceived as being 'wrong' and they also have enough confidence in their own intelligence to investigate the new ideas being presented to them.

On the other hand, and unhealthy skeptic has difficulty admitting or being 'wrong' and they are typically apathetic with regards to verifying new concepts that come into their awareness. In my opinion, an unhealthy skeptic is just someone who combines ignorance with apathy, pride and a dash of unresolved issues surrounding being perceived as 'wrong' in the eyes of one or more of their parents. Its just a theory, but I am willing to do some research to at least ATTEMPT verification of my theory!

And, to me, THAT is the main difference between the practice of healthy vs. unhealthy skepticism....the willingness to INVESTIGATE claims even if there is a chance that you could be WRONG! And it is THIS category underneath where MOST self-proclaimed healthy skeptics fall regardless of their own willingness to admit it or not.

To me, skepticism IS a very healthy practice...but only when it IS actually 'practiced'! We cannot simply 'claim' to be healthy skeptics as a way of avoiding the work involved in ACTUALLY verifying the validity of new concepts and information.

If you have issues with being perceived as 'wrong'...get over them. And, if you have confidence issues surrounding your own capacity for intelligent research and debate and hide those issues behind 'stubborn' adherence to beliefs, then I suggest getting over that too. Then, just MAYBE we can ALL actually 'practice' a form of truly healthy skepticism!

But personally, I am skeptical as to whether ALL of us actually DO retain the potential for practicing skepticism in its healthy form...

Christopher Robert Taylor

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Conscious Business for the New Economy

Business transparency, environmental awareness, personal growth and social connectivity are transforming consumer demand as well as the small business economic model. Small business owners can keep up with the demand of this rapid paradigm shift by learning how to run their business operations using more conscious approaches.

A ' conscious’ business owner is one that is clear about his or her  intentions and is also open to revealing and eliminating any unknown blocks and unconscious habits that prevent either themselves or their business from totally thriving. Only when fully conscious can a business owner truly achieve a sense of personal internal wholeness as well as a sense of external harmony with employees, vendors, clients, competitors and the natural environment.

My services through Sovereign Harmony are based on a ‘relationship harmony’ philosophy whereby I foster the development of independence, empowerment and wholeness within my clients and within their business operations. My mission is to lead my clients 'to the light' by not leaving them in the dark. I approach this process of 'enlightenment' by addressing the idea of ‘sustainable management’ of energy from the inside-out. It starts with the small business owner as I assist him or her in unveiling the truth regarding their unconscious relationship with themselves. From there, I address their business' employee intra-office relationship dynamics and their business' outside market relationships with vendors, clients and the natural environment; in that order.

I use a combination of ancient and modern tools to assist small business owners in re-aligning with their original intentions and passions that have gone by the wayside during the course of 'business survival' operations. The intentions behind my services include revealing hidden and unconscious blockages, recognizing original intentions and potentials and re-establishing conscious alignment between the business owner and their business.

The emerging economic paradigm has inspired me to utilize a non-traditional 'relationship consulting' model whereby my clients learn what they need from me and apply it under the direction of their own power. I am an educator first, and I aim to leave my clients with a sense of self-empowerment to enact change and with the personal responsibility to decide whether or not to take action on what they have learned.

Through my 'relationship consulting' model I provide  temporary business advising services where I use my clients’ personal sense of empowerment and a steady stream of referrals for new business opportunities as the metrics for measuring my success. Unlike most traditional consulting models, I do not measure success by the length of time in which a clients need me or my services to survive. It is more important to me that my clients have truly learned how to adapt their business models toward the emerging economic paradigm and that they feel empowered enough to thrive on their own.

I also will not hold a business owner accountable for enacting change over time like a traditional business coach. I will only lead a horse to water but it is up to that horse to both decide whether the water is worth drinking and whether or not they choose to take a drink.

I embody the Sovereign Harmony relationship harmony philosophy through my services and through my business model. I trust that I will continue to be lead in the direction of business owners in the greater Sacramento area who desire to optimize their small business products, services and operations through the pursuit of truth and personal responsibility. For more information, visit my website at or contact me via email at

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trusting Gravity: Effortless 'Allowing' & the Experience of 'True Connection'

The Enigma that is Gravity
In case you are personally unaware of the scientific realities of gravity, though there are many theories as to why gravity exists, a complete scientific understanding of gravity has never been achieved. We only accept gravity because of repeated observational verification (i.e. it works)! Through observation and experience, we know that it works, but the true origins of the underlying forces behind gravity still elude us. However, our degree of understanding is enough to know, for example, the correct distance to station an orbiting satellite from the Earth in a position that is balanced according to its mass and the gravity of the Earth. Yet, answers to the questions as to WHY gravity exists and WHAT gravity IS still elude our complete understanding.

Despite this, gravity is certainly a 'reality' in our lives and just as it makes no sense to walk off of a cliff and expect not to fall to your death, it also makes no sense to omit anything from our accepted framework of knowledge if it has proven itself to be true, whether or not we completely understand it scientifically.

I make the case for this approach to using tools that we don't completely understand in my article regarding my explanation for using the ancient art and science of Astrology in my practice. Just below is a link to an article from my Astrology website as well as a link to a brief YouTube clip where I explain this gravity analogy further.  - What IS Astrology?

Gravity Analogy for Understanding Astrology

So the answer as to how gravity works and as to how Astrology works is essentially the same at this point; it just does.

And while gravity is not completely explainable, it carries with it a wisdom like many other metaphysical tools and practices (including Astrology) which may still elude our complete scientific understanding. 


Gravity and Trust
Gravity itself requires the practice of 'trust' on two (2) levels. We must first trust that we will physically fall toward the Earth when we 'let go' and we must trust that the force itself exists despite the lack of a complete explanation for its existence.

And is there really a better non-physical example to demonstrate engaging in these two levels of trust than in our human concept of 'falling in love'?

Love itself, by definition, is 'unconditional'. It is the state of 'allowing' ALL to be 'okay' without judgement. And while we collectively refer to the experience of becoming vulnerable within a relationship as 'falling' in LOVE most of us, ironically, experience this process more as an exercise of engaging in a constant 'efforting' to prevent our 'fears' from coming true rather than as an opening to 'allowing' for unconditional love. I address this idea of approaching relationships 'IN fear' rather than 'IN love' in the following brief YouTube clip below:

In Love or In Fear? 

Love is a Choice
Despite our collectively agreed upon fairy tale concept of 'love' as something that happens to us, the reality is that deciding to approach relationships (or life itself)  'IN love' or 'IN fear' is ALWAYS a choice. It is both a choice to 'allow' ourselves to be loved unconditionally AND a choice to 'allow' ourselves to love unconditionally.

This is true whether we are are taking steps toward unconditional self-love in courageously engaging in the discovering of our true purpose OR we are opening ourselves to the vulnerability of unconditional love within a relationship (romantic or otherwise). Either way, we have to CHOOSE whether to 'allow' trust to guide us OR to engage in 'effort' to prevent our fears from coming to fruition.
As with gravity, this process of 'falling' in love is, by default, EFFORTLESS. We choose to trust that it exists, and then we step out of the way to allow it to 'BE' regardless of having a complete intellectual understanding of it. This is a more 'feminine' approach to the concept of love versus the more common 'masculine' approach of exercising effort to prevent our fears (i.e. rules, restrictions and conditions) within a relationship.


True Connection and Our Commonly Held Misunderstanding
Personally, I spend A LOT of time by myself and yet I seldom, if ever, experience what people commonly refer to as 'loneliness'. Ironically, I never feel more connected to the energy of  'ALL that is' than when I am able to spend some quality time to myself. This sounds counter-intuitive at first, but recognize that our common 3-dimensional masculine (black vs. white) approach over-simplifies the concept of 'connection' which is not that complicated to begin with, but which is commonly misunderstood.
Let me explain...

The over-simplified 3-dimensional concept of 'connection' goes something like this...

I am 'separate' from you and therefore in order to CONNECT with you I need to focus MY energy in a 'direction' from me TOWARD you. That is, I need to direct my energy outside of me. This is a demonstration to the universe that, in this moment, I am 'incomplete'. 

To me, projecting our perceptions of 'incompleteness' IS the source of ALL disharmony...period. Sovereign Harmony is essentially a relationship paradigm based on the concept of simply focusing our energy on our experience of personal 'wholeness' and unconditional self-love as a way to engender harmony within which invariably leads to harmony with others and with the rest of the universe. To me, peace and harmony in the world comes through a collective personal CHOICE toward energetic sovereignty and wholeness even though this may seem counter-intuitive at first.

In my opinion, the perspective of a '4th dimension' is just a recognition that we have an inner reality, or dimension, to our beings beyond the physical blood, flesh, and bones that we may consider to be 'inside' of us from merely an over simplified 3-dimensional perspective

From this perspective it is an effortless process to 'fall' toward our personal center while it takes much effort in any attempt to separate from our personal center. Making the CHOICE to follow the wisdom of gravity and to trust the process of 'falling IN love' with ourselves by going within (4th dimension) is the first step toward experiencing true connection with others and true connection with the rest of the universe.

When we FALL toward ourselves (within) we FALL toward the center of ALL. No matter WHERE we are in the universe, EVERYTHING physically 'falls' toward the center of ALL that is. This is the true wisdom of gravity and it has ALWAYS been that simple

Regardless of any religious dispositions, current research into the electromagnetic connection of ALL things is quite clear. In fact, research through the Institute of HeartMath and other institutions is beginning to reveal this ancient concept in a very scientific and literal sense. Click on the link above for more information on HeartMath and click on the YouTube clip below for another perspective on this concept of electromagnetic 'connectedness' through our 'hearts':

"Our Hearts ARE Electromagnetically Connected"

Perhaps gravity ONLY exists within a 4th dimensional perspective. Physical science assumes a 3-dimensional reality field and so perhaps gravity has no current scientific explanation simply because it doesn't actually exist from an oversimplified 3-dimensional perspective. 

Perhaps...but then again...WHO CARES

It works, right? And if there is wisdom in its simplicity regardless of any explanation for its physical existence, isn't THAT enough?


It is YOUR Choice
Make the CHOICE to love and trust yourself, to love and trust your life and to love and trust your purpose. This CHOICE inevitably leads to the 'experience' of BEing 'IN love' no matter what you choose to do in life OR with whom you choose to 'connect'.  

From this perspective, CHOOSING to effortlessly FALL in love with ourselves as a first priority IS the only logical path toward truly connecting with others.

Are you beginning to understand what I mean by living in a state of 'Sovereign Harmony'? 

If not, you will... ;)

Ahhhh....and RELEASE...

For another perspective on 'trusting life', click on the link to the following article from


Christopher Robert Taylor
Sovereign Harmony 
Awaken - Enlighten - Align