What's Up On Planet Earth with Gregg Braden
“The reality, Karen, is that there’s a battle unfolding on many levels.
We all know there’s a battle for our thoughts. That’s no secret. There’s a battle for our beliefs, what we believe about ourselves, and our relationship to the world. That’s no secret.
There is a deeper battle that is less recognized by many people even in our genre, and it is a battle for our very humanness.”
– Gregg Braden, author, educator, internationally renowned pioneer of bridging spirituality and science, and today’s guest on Quantum Revolution.
We are at a global crossroads. We can be deliberate and aware, steering the path that we take as we grow forward – or not. Our attention and intention influences how we walk the path of our growth and the quality of the future we create.
The world is looking to you to be a part of engineering the way forward. It starts first with you – by healing the karma of your self-worth and the value you place on yourself. By doing this, you can create with intentions and higher frequencies of energy that support the peaceful and sustainable evolution of the planet. You are a vital, irreplaceable part of the evolution of the world.
Join Karen and Gregg on this powerful conversation about how to heal our planet – by first healing ourselves.
(0:00-2:10) Introduction to this episode, “What’s Up on Planet Earth with Gregg Braden”, with Karen Curry Parker.
(2:10-4:19) Welcoming Gregg Braden.
(4:19-14:40) Gregg, what do you know is going on, on the planet, right now?
(14:40-27:56) The middle ground where we stay connected – and stay true to our power and ourselves.
(27:56-36:20) Being sovereign over our own story – is that step one into birthing what is coming next for humanity and for our planet?
(36:20-40:21) The God Code – Practicing God eternal within the body and bringing that into the chaos as the template for what’s next.
(40:21-42:43) When we create from a place of coherence, our ability to face the challenges facing humanity today goes up exponentially.
(42:43-44:22) Thank you from Karen Curry Parker and Gregg Braden.
(44:22-47:17) Outro to this episode, “What’s Up on Planet Earth with Gregg Braden”, with Karen Curry Parker.
[Introduction to this episode, “What’s Up on Planet Earth with Gregg Braden”, with Karen Curry Parker]
Karen Curry Parker: From scientists to systems theorists, again and again and again, our guests have shared with us research and contemplations about how we are at a vital evolutionary crossroad. We have outgrown the old ways of creating, reached the end of materialism, and learning new ways to create that are rooted in less tangible ideas and metrics.
Karen Curry Parker: We’re discovering that vibrations really do create. And that the new metric of value in the future won’t be how much money or things you have, but rather how much wellbeing you’ve cultivated and how much you have to share.
Karen Curry Parker: Our guest today, Gregg Braden, has been sharing information about the science of global cycles and transformation for more than 25 years. Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times bestselling author, researcher, educator, lecturer, and internationally renowned as a pioneer, bridging science, spirituality, and human potential. He merges modern science and the wisdom of our past to reveal real world solutions to the issues that challenge our lives. His research has led to 15 film credits and 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages.
Karen Curry Parker: This episode of Quantum Revolution is a little longer than our usual episodes, but I know that you’ll wanna take the time and really hear Gregg’s answers about what’s up on the planet Earth right now. And what is your role in helping evolve the world?
[Introduction to the Quantum Revolution Podcast]
Announcer: You’re listening to Quantum Revolution with Karen Curry Parker, exploring new frontiers in consciousness, science, and evolution. Join us in intimate conversations with cutting edge scientists, spiritual leaders, artists, disruptors, and visionaries who are working towards reframing the narrative of our future by healing the rift between spirituality and science, reclaiming creativity, and laying the foundation for a new world.
And now, here’s your host, Karen Curry Parker.
[Interview dialogue with Karen Curry Parker and Gregg Braden]
Karen Curry Parker: Hello, I’m Karen Curry Parker. Welcome to Quantum Revolution. It is an honor today to have as my guest Gregg Braden. He is, as you know, the author of many bestselling books. I think probably in my world, one of the greatest thought leaders who has an enormous capacity to bridge the seeming illusion between science and spirituality.
Karen Curry Parker: And we’re gonna be talking today about the future of the world and what exactly is going on on the planet today. So welcome, Gregg. It’s exciting to have you here.
Gregg Braden: Oh, Karen, I am so excited to be with you. This is our first time together. I’m not sure why, and I’m happy to be with you today. I’m coming to you from a studio just outside of Santa Fe in New Mexico. I don’t know where you are. Where are you broadcasting from today?
Karen Curry Parker: I’m broadcasting from my parents’ office in Houston, so. (Karen laughs)
Gregg Braden: We’re in the same geographic boundaries then. Just right down the road from Santa Fe, so.
Karen Curry Parker: Right, right. Exactly. Exactly.
Gregg Braden: Yeah. And you just opened the door to a big topic. Where’s the world going? would you like to begin with that topic? (Gregg laughs)
Karen Curry Parker: So, I’m actually gonna begin with a, a musing. So, one of the things that my listeners know is that I’m pretty obsessed with language because to me, language… gives us a template that starts to construct what we end up building in the world. I was thinking the other day about the word apocalypse. It got me searching, what’s the opposite of an apocalypse?
Karen Curry Parker: And as it turns out, there isn’t actually a word for the opposite of an apocalypse. If you look at the urban dictionary apocalypse, it’s kind of a new word. We all kind of have a sense of what that means. And I think that a lot of movies, film, entertainment, conversations, people, my own children, I have children in their twenties and thirties. I think a lot of people really feel that we are potentially skirting on the edge of an apocalypse in the way that it’s portrayed in science fiction.
Karen Curry Parker: And I am curious, based on all the work that you’ve done on how to consciously steer things in different directions, the patterns and the work around patterns that you’ve looked at, all the work that you’ve done.
Karen Curry Parker: What do you know is going on on the planet right now?
Gregg Braden: (Gregg laughs) Wow. You know, there are so many different ways to dive into this question. I’ll just begin. I’m a scientist, an earth scientist. I’m a geologist by degree. With a very strong background in the life sciences. Marine biology, marine geology, marine chemistry, math, physics, computer science. The computer science has really become important over these last few years.
Gregg Braden: I say this because it’s, it’s a multidisciplinary background that’s given me the ability to stay current with the new discoveries from the scientific community. And those discoveries are coming fast and furious. For example, the peer reviewed journal Science is released every 30 days, and there’s so many new discoveries that are happening so quickly, they now release a weekly addendum to keep the scientific community current on the new discoveries. And then they also summarize many of those in the monthly journal.
Gregg Braden: We’ve asked science to tell us who we are. We’ve asked science to tell us Where we’ve come from. We’ve asked science to tell us about the origin of the universe, the origin of our planet, and the origin of our species. Where do we come from?
Gregg Braden: Science is doing a really good job of answering these questions. The problem is there is a reluctance in academia to accept what science is telling us. There is a reluctance in mainstream media to report on what science is telling us.
Gregg Braden: The reality, Karen, is that there’s a battle unfolding on many levels. We all know there’s a battle for our thoughts. That’s no secret. There’s a battle for our beliefs, what we believe about ourselves and our relationship to the world. That’s no secret. There is a deeper battle that is less recognized by many people even in our genre, and it is a battle for our very humanness.
Gregg Braden: And what it means what is our potential in this world and what role do we play in the unfolding of the events that we’re all seeing in our lives? So as a scientist, and I’m a systems scientist as well, so I tend to look at the big picture to understand the context and then to zero in on the nanosecond of our lives right now to see where that fits into the big picture.
Gregg Braden: There is a convergence, a rare convergence of natural rhythms and cycles that would be occurring whether we were on this planet in the present form or not. We know about some of those rhythms. Climate, for example, is a rhythmic cycle that we are going through right now. And when you look in geologic history through the ice cores in Antarctica, you can see the ebb and the flow of carbon dioxide, the ebb and flow of temperatures.
Gregg Braden: Humans have only been here for 200,000 years. You can see well beyond, into the millions of years, those natural rhythms already existed. We’re not causing it. We are contributing to some degree, and we need to accept that and acknowledge that and be responsible for that. But climate in and of itself, that would be enough to turn the world upside down. Just the implications of the climate.
Gregg Braden: We’re also living the convergence of a series of economic cycles. So, I’m gonna make a distinction between economies and finances. Economic cycles are the way that populations. Share the vital resources of life, food, energy, water, medicine, communications, defense, things like that. We are living a convergence, the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next of an economic cycle.
Gregg Braden: I had the opportunity a few years ago with my dear friend, my colleague, Dr. Bruce Lipton, wrote the book, The Biology of Belief, and is one of the grandfathers of epigenetics. He was performing epigenetic experiments in the 1960s before there was even a name for it.
Gregg Braden: We were invited to speak to the United Nations, and they asked the question very similar to what you’ve just asked. What’s happening? What can we expect? And what can we do to prepare over the next few years? So, what I’m saying to you, I shared at, the UN. The third component surprised the people at the UN and that is the cycle of human conflict. We are living a very pivotal point in natural rhythms of human conflict, and they said, well, what do you mean rhythms? Doesn’t conflict just happen spontaneously when it happens?
Gregg Braden: It certainly may, but what the science very clearly shows us is that the way we respond to crises is largely driven by magnetic fields of the planet of earth, magnetic fields of the sun. And the relationship is very simple. When the magnetic fields are high, we are more cooperative, more willing to solve problems together, less aggressive. When the magnetic fields are low, just the opposite of that is occurring. It may be no surprise to your audience and, my global family and our community, we’re living the lowest point in the magnetic fields in this cycle.
Gregg Braden: It doesn’t mean we must have conflict. It means that we are vulnerable and susceptible to conflict. However, when you look at the rhythms and the cycles, they’re very clear rhythms and cycles. The great wars of the past have always happened, and they’ve always ended at the tops and the bottoms of these cycles.
Gregg Braden: Here’s the good news, we are also living the greatest opportunity for peace right now because when we recognize where we are in the cycles, it is an opportunity to consciously extend the olive branch of, of peace, and to communicate clearly and to become really good listeners.
Gregg Braden: And I’m saying this because it’s not only between nations, this is between people. This happens at the family dinner table between parents and childrens. It’s even happening with us on an individual level as we struggle with our own inner crises, our own inner extremes, that we’re all going through. We’re all feeling pulled in different directions.
Gregg Braden: Those three factors alone are creating an environment where we must go through change. And the way to go through change, in nature’s way, is that the patterns, the systems must give way to a higher order. And when they give way, we call that chaos and what we’re witnessing right now. It takes a generation for this to happen.
Gregg Braden: It doesn’t happen like nice and neatly. It’d be nice if we all end one generation and, and then wake up in a new generation with the changes. But it doesn’t work that way. It takes one generation. and if you can just imagine how strong, the soul strength, the soul compass of a generation to be able to navigate one world that is collapsing because it’s unsustainable and a new world that’s emerging, but it’s not here yet. And we’re living in both those worlds and we’re trying to be healthy and happy and have some semblance of an intimate, healthy relationship, and success, and abundance, and joy in our lives without getting lost in the fear of the unknown. That’s where we are right now.
Gregg Braden: So, we said this to the United Nations, we’ll probably never be invited back (Karen laughs) because this isn’t what they wanted to hear. (Gregg laughs) Of course, within that context is the battle that we’re talking about. There are those power structures that have chosen to capitalize upon this environment of extremes and chaos to try to implement their own vision of what the world should look like and what our lives should look like.
Gregg Braden: And the problem is there are multiple competing visions with multiple competing agendas. We are witnessing this playing out real time on our televisions and on our radios. I don’t watch TV anymore, most, people don’t, I don’t think. Certainly, on our radios, we’re, we’re, this isn’t something that’s gonna happen like years down the road. We’re in it right now, Karen. We’re in it. And the only way through it, or out of it, is to go through it. And the question is, do we come through it with a soft landing? Or do we come through it with a degree of suffering and hurt that I believe is unnecessary, a harder landing.
Gregg Braden: So, I think as we can, number one, just become aware this is not business as usual. We’re living a time of extremes. It’s not gonna last forever. It’s a brief, intense period of time. We have this little window of opportunity where we get to recognize what works and what doesn’t. And what doesn’t work, rather than clinging to those ideas and fighting to keep those current in a world that changed, we can bless those ideas, let them go and make room for the beautiful, new world that is emerging.
Gregg Braden: And there’s a lot of good news and a lot of beautiful things that are happening both in the scientific community, both within, what we know about the human body, and what we know about the world around us. It’s not being supported. Science has been hijacked and the data is being cherry picked. It’s been hijacked by religion, by corporations, by politics, by academia, and we’re seeing this play out as well.
Gregg Braden: So, I want to thank you. It’s through communities. You are a hub for your community, and it’s through communities like this that we can responsibly, and, truthfully and honestly, and accurately share the ideas. I’m just gonna say this because I could go on and on on this. I think it’s really important to share these ideas with kindness.
Gregg Braden: When we discover something new, it’s not about making somebody else wrong or making them bad people. It’s about sharing what it is that we do know, we do understand, and how we can embrace and implement it in our lives in a healthy way. Because there’s so much hurt that’s unresolved in the world. And that unresolved hurt becomes fear and that fear is expressed as hate. So, we see the hate. What we know is that we’re actually seeing people that are deeply wounded. And it’s our global family. So, as we can share these ideas kindly and responsibly, I think we begin to build the foundation for that new world. So, you asked me a short question, what’s going on in the world?
Gregg Braden: That was a long answer to an overview and now we can, tie into that.
Karen Curry Parker: I totally figured you’d fill that time. I Really respect your insights and your brilliance, and I love the synthesis you just gave us. Over the past few years, we’ve had many thought leaders, many people who’ve spoken to the UN who have said very similar things. That we have come to the end of a growth cycle in a system and that this chaos is actually a sign that things are shifting.
Karen Curry Parker: And I personally believe that it’s a sign that we’re shifting towards a greater potential to the fulfillment of the human story. And I think the human story has the potential to have a really beautiful ending.
Karen Curry Parker: I wanna pull out a couple of things that you said. I like to ground our conversations here on Quantum Revolution in practical ways. I would say that the bulk of our listeners were probably born sensing that this is a time of great shift. I would say the bulk of our listeners have felt a certain responsibility to midwifing this shift. I would say that hands down the bulk of our listeners, if not all of them, are people who have wide open hearts and who are deep empaths and have a huge inner sense of knowing.
Karen Curry Parker: And I think they struggle. And I think they struggle primarily because of what you said, that they are really between two worlds. They still have to go to the grocery store to get their groceries and have an income and do regular, materialistic life, right? And they also have this knowingness that there’s more available, there’s more possible, there’s something else brewing.
Karen Curry Parker: My first question for you, really, beyond are we headed towards an apocalypse, is what do you say to people who know that their job is to walk into the room and be the person who’s regulating the room. Who’s regulating and influencing the energy of the room. But yet they’re overwhelmed by their internal, sensitive connection to the pulse of this shift that feels so hard.
Karen Curry Parker: What do you recommend to people for where they find that middle ground where they stay connected, and they don’t lose connection to their own power and truth?
Gregg Braden: It’s a really good question, Karen. You mentioned the grocery store. You know, I live in a rural community in Northern New Mexico. And I’m out of the state and out of the country more than I am here. And I do my own shopping for my trips. So, when I go to my little local co-op to prepare for an upcoming trip, this is where I get to connect with my community.
Gregg Braden: And a lot of them do not know everything that we’re talking about, but what they do know is this. I’ll talk to ’em in the aisles, in the produce section, you know, and haven’t seen each other for a while, what’s going on? And, and what they’ll say is something is not right. Things are moving too fast. We are being pressured to make decisions too quickly, without having the information of what those decisions are all about. This is agricultural, it’s health, it’s finance, it’s everything.
Gregg Braden: So, what they’re saying is we don’t know what’s going on, but we need to go back to the basics. And what they’re doing is they’re pulling their kids outta public schools, homeschooling, they are learning to be more self-sufficient. Not to the point of excluding everything else, but just taking care of themselves on a little bit deeper level. Growing some of their own food and making preparations in the event of a breakdown. Of things like electricity, and lights, and heat, and, you know, things like that.
Gregg Braden: We’re living a time of extremes. It makes sense to expect the unexpected Maybe it didn’t, you know, years ago. I connect with my people in, in that way. And this is what they’re seeing.
Gregg Braden: The bottom line for me, I think, is for us to realize that we are absolutely not what we have been told. And we are so much more than we’ve ever even allowed ourselves to believe and accept. I think most people sense there’s more to us, but even when they sense that, they’ll reel it in a little bit ’cause they’ll say, you know, I don’t want to get, I don’t want my ego to come into play or something.
Gregg Braden: And I’m just gonna say, as a scientist from a scientific perspective, we are a highly advanced, technologically sophisticated soft technology. So, we’re not a technology of computer chips and sensors and wires. We’re more than that. We’re neurons and cell membranes and ion potentials that move across cell walls. And the beauty is that we self-regulate. We are the only form of life that we know of today that has the ability to sit down the moment in time and consciously choose, at will, on demand, to self-regulate our own biology.
Gregg Braden: And what that means is that we can awaken a strong immune system on demand. That we can awaken longevity enzymes that we all have on demand. That we can become resilient to change on demand. That we can awaken deep states of intuition, deep states of cognition, of super learning, super reading, super memory, and so much more. And the science supports all of this.
Gregg Braden: So, there is a battle, and I mentioned this, there’s a battle playing out and this is what our community is feeling because we’re being told, and through two generations now in academia and through our mainstream media, that we are powerless victims of a world that we have no control over, and that we are flawed. Our young children are being taught that carbon-based life is flawed. That our ability to empath and to emote and feel the feelings actually impairs our logic and our thinking and our decision making.
Gregg Braden: So, if we are victims, we need a savior. And the savior that’s being touted in our world today, and especially our young people, is technology. So, we’re being told that we need technology. We need to replace our bodies. We need to replace cells in our bodies and systems in our bodies with computer chips and chemicals in the blood, and wires under the skin and sensors. This is what, we’re being told. So, this ultimately is the battle for our humanness that we’re talking about.
Gregg Braden: So, the answer to how you win that battle and the answer to your question of what we do is, the same. And it’s a beautiful and simple answer: by becoming the best version of ourselves, we have won that battle. When we accept the deep truth of what it means to be human and the full capacity… and we’re still exploring, we don’t even know what it means to be human on the levels that we’re talking about. What we will find, Karen, is that we feel less of an urgency to incorporate that technology into our bodies and less of a desire to go there. Because literally, I’m gonna say this, we are the technology, all of the external technology.
Gregg Braden: I, I’m a high-tech guy from the 1970s. Working in the energy systems in the eighties. Cold War years, Star Wars defense, that was, my project and I was in the defense industry, SDI, 1990s communications industry. Amazing technology and, and I love technology and, and there’s nothing wrong with applying it in a way that helps our lives to be better.
Gregg Braden: But when we begin replacing our own biology with the technology, this is where it’s a very slippery slope. We have never developed a technology in the world out there that doesn’t mimic what we already do in the cells of our bodies, except we do it better. Every technology, everything. And I talk about this in the books, in the video, so when we begin to embrace the deep truth of our own humanness, we have now transcended. You’re not even fighting the battle; you’re rising above the battle to claim our own humanness.
Gregg Braden: And I think this is the way we navigate this time because if you don’t know who you are, if an individual doesn’t know who they are, then they will place their sense of wellbeing on the world around them. And when the world around us is good, there’s no problem. When the economy is good, stock market’s good, jobs are good, health is good, nations are at peace. Everything’s great.
Gregg Braden: But if your sense of wellbeing hinges on the vulnerability of what’s happening in the external world, and that world starts to go awry. We’re living a world of chaos right now. This is where the suffering comes from. We’ve got to have a rock-solid anchor. A spiritual compass and an emotional anchor that says, this is who I am, and I know who I am, and I know what my potential and I know what my capabilities are.
Gregg Braden: And once you do that, once you do that, it frees you. It doesn’t change what’s happening in the world, it changes your relationship to what’s happening in the world. And we can watch the world, we can watch an unsustainable world collapse. And bring in the beautiful new technologies, new sources of energy, new kinds of finance, businesses based on cooperation and sharing rather than competition and conflict.
Gregg Braden: We know how to do this. Every organ in the human body is now documented with the ability to stop the damage, to repair what’s happened, and even reverse the damage, even organs that we were told could not. Spinal cord tissue, brain tissue, heart tissue, pancreatic tissue. It’s got to be given the proper environment.
Gregg Braden: And that environment, the most important, it could be nutritional, it could be diet, exercise, all of that. But the most important is the inner environment, the perceptions, the emotions, the way we see ourselves and the umbrella for all this, Karen, that we can call this. It’s our story. Our story. Our story is the way that we’ve been taught to think of ourselves.
Gregg Braden: So, we live our lives based upon our story. We solve our problems. We heal our bodies. We choose our relationships. We choose our politics. We build our society all based upon our story and what we’re witnessing, Karen, it’s an entire generation that’s being faced with a challenge. We’re being told that the story we learned is not a hundred percent accurate. It’s wrong in so many places.
Gregg Braden: And that there’s a new story we’re being invited to embrace. And everyone learns differently. Not everyone’s gonna embrace that story in the same way, at the same time. So, the best way, what our people can do, in my experience, is you’ll never convince or persuade friends and family of the kinds of things that we’re talking about now.
Gregg Braden: because
Karen Curry Parker: That’s true. (Karen laughs)
Gregg Braden: everyone, has their own, they’re called media silos. Everyone has their own trusted source of information on Facebook or YouTube or Twitter. You go to the family dinner table and there’s the parents and the kids. They’ve got different sources of information that they believe, and they are really entrenched in those beliefs.
Gregg Braden: So, you’re not gonna convince or persuade anyone. But what we can do is we live our lives by example. When we live in our lives, what we have come to understand about our bodies and our world and our emotions. Other people will recognize that. And what they’ll see is that people who’ve embraced these truths, they’re happier, they’re healthier, their lives are more fulfilled.
Gregg Braden: And then they’ll ask, why did you solve that problem in that way? Or, how come you’re not afraid of the new pandemic that’s coming down the road or whatever. Why aren’t you afraid of that? And that’s the doorway, that’s the invitation to share, what we now understand. Knowing that everything we understand can change in the heartbeat because science is made to be constantly updated, constantly changing. It’s not static.
Gregg Braden: And that’s the reason why our young people, they’re still being taught Darwin’s theory of evolution is the source of our origin when the evidence doesn’t support it. They’re being taught we are the product of a dead, inert, universe when the new science is showing, a universe is alive, it is conscious, and even intelligent. The James Webb telescope is sending us data, showing us intelligence in galaxies, that are actually creating super jets to move them in their location to avoid damage from pulsars coming from stars or supernovas whatever. I mean, it goes on and on.
Gregg Braden: A new human story is emerging and it’s a beautiful story of hope and possibility and when we allow ourselves to embrace that story based upon the science, the real science, not the pop science that you see on legacy media. We’ve got some popular scientists out there. They’re perpetuating really bad ideas. The real science, it gives us a reason to change our story. and within that reason, we become the best version of ourselves.
Gregg Braden: And I think that’s all we can do. And when we do that, we’ve defeated the agenda. We’ve defeated the ideas that are trying to convince and persuade us that we are flawed and that we need something outside of ourselves. We don’t need the artificial intelligence in chips in our brains, because we are so much more than what that AI can do. It’s fast, but it’s not scalable. We can scale beyond any known limits right now. So again, we could go on and on with this. And I’m very passionate about it because it’s up for all of us, right now.
Gregg Braden: And I wanna say to you, Karen, I think this is a really important conversation and I’m looking at a timer and I, I’d like to take this as close as I can to my next interview. So, I’d like to continue, I don’t want you to feel the pressure to end immediately here.
Karen Curry Parker: Thank you. I appreciate that. I would like to just do a quick summary of everything that you’ve said so far, because I think it’s so very important. because I do think that in our communities, I sometimes hear people wanting to find these very complex solutions, and I keep saying, and I’m hearing you confirm this for me, which I’m grateful for, is that right now, in front of us, is the job, the main job to birth this new world. To replace outdated systems that are no longer functioning and are no longer rooted in what I think is a new primacy that says all life is inherently valuable, and that when we believe that all life is inherently valuable, then the new systems we build will be completely different. That we will look at our fellow siblings and say, oh, you’re valuable because you exist.
Karen Curry Parker: You don’t have to prove it. You don’t have to earn it. You don’t have to have a degree. You don’t have to know a certain person or have a certain number in your bank account. That when we can start embracing that idea, we start telling a different story and that our responsibility right now is to begin to take back control of our own personal narrative.
Karen Curry Parker: And I think first and foremost, starting with recognizing that we are irreplaceable, vital parts of a cosmic plan and that each and every person on this planet has never been here before, will never be here again, is inherently valuable. And that taking control of that story, retelling that narrative, being sovereign over your own story is at least step one in birthing what’s coming next.
Karen Curry Parker: Is that a good summary?
Gregg Braden: If you had that summary before I gave my conversation, I wouldn’t have given my conversation because what you said was so, so right on.
Karen Curry Parker: Oh, well thank you.
Gregg Braden: I’m a huge fan of Buckminster Fuller. I think he was a brilliant visionary.
Karen Curry Parker: Me too. Me too.
Gregg Braden: I never got to meet him, way ahead of his time. Of all the things that he gave to this world and he left for us, there’s one statement that he made, and I probably say it to myself at least a couple of times a week it comes up for me.
Gregg Braden: And what he said is, you’ll never build a better world by fighting the things that you don’t like. If you want a better world, find a new model that makes the old model obsolete, and people will follow the new model and the old model will fall away. And I believe that. And it’s so powerful.
Gregg Braden: Now, we all know there are times we have to fight. But fighting means different things. It doesn’t mean you have to have a battle with another person. We can resist in ways without engaging in the dense level of anger and hatred that is keeping so much of our planet stuck in this field of anger and hatred.
Gregg Braden: One of the ways that we resist is, a beautiful example, when we take responsibility for our own bodies. And that’s really, I think, where most of us are feeling: The changes are so big, what can we do? Well, what we can all do is take responsibility for our own bodies, and we begin to understand that the human body is literally a highly advanced, technologically sophisticated, soft technology.
Gregg Braden: And I could go into, I’m just going to share, I’m gonna go off script just a little bit here and I’m gonna introduce an idea that really anchors how sacred we are. This is unscripted, obviously, and unrehearsed. We had no idea what we’re gonna talk about. And in my bio, one of the statements in the bio is that one of my books, and one of my achievements is the discovery of intelligent information encoded into the human genome.
Gregg Braden: As a senior computer systems designer during the Cold War years, part of my responsibility was pattern recognition software. And when we began to look at the human genome when it was first published back in the early nineties, it was obvious there were some kind of patterns in there. And to make a long story very brief, I released a book in 2004 called The God Code. And it walks you through step by step. Literally the recognition, I’m not gonna say discovery because it’s always been there. So, the recognition of an intelligent message encoded into the DNA of all carbon-based life.
Gregg Braden: I’m gonna preface this, when I did this in 2004, it sounded like a pretty weird concept, data stored in DNA. And what I wanna say right now is that this is a leading-edge technology. The Japanese pioneered this and now everybody is doing this. What they’ve found is that DNA is a better storage media than a flash drive on your computer. It’s denser storage information, requires no energy to maintain it, other than the life of the DNA and it will last forever as long as that life form replicates.
Gregg Braden: So, they’re encoding entire, the Library of Congress is now encoded into certain forms of bacteria that will sustain radiation. If we ever had a nuclear attack, the next generation has all the information that they need by pulling it out of that bacteria, and we have it right there. So, the idea of data in DNA is now accepted.
Gregg Braden: It wasn’t when I published in ’04, and the bottom line to what I found after, it took me 10 years to find this, is that we literally have, the first layer of the DNA in every cell, of every human body literally has a message that translates into the root or the core languages of humankind. Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, cuneiform, and Sanskrit, and the message is the same in all and it literally says, God eternal within the body. God eternal within the body.
Gregg Braden: Now I have my own speculation, but as a scientist, I can’t tell you who put that there. But what I can tell you is it’s beyond a random chance that this message is there when we talk about the human body and the sanctity and the sacredness of the human body. What I can say, as a scientist, is somewhere in our ancient past, there was an intervention of genetic mutations that has given us the ability for empathy, and sympathy, and compassion. And to self-regulate our bodies in a way that was given to no other form of life. All the indigenous traditions tell us this, but that’s not science.
Gregg Braden: Now science is seeing the mutations in the genome. They can’t explain them. And now those mutations, when we translate that portion of the DNA, it literally says that there is an intelligence underlying our existence. We are not what we’ve been told. We’re more than we’ve been led to believe. And when we embrace the truth and live what that, what does it mean to be God eternal within the body? How do we think differently about ourselves and our fellow brothers and sisters? And how do we solve our problems differently?
Gregg Braden: And I apply this to my life every day when I have a tough phone call with a producer for an event on the other side of the planet and we have to cancel it because of Covid, for example. You know, something like that. How does God eternal within, not, not the little Gregg, that has all the programs of unworthiness and my human flaws. That’s my programming. But I can transcend that. How does God eternal within the body? How can I love myself and love this person to a higher solution without making somebody wrong or without making somebody hurt?
Gregg Braden: That’s God, eternal within the body. And when we begin to think of ourselves differently in that way, and it’s, it’s beyond the scope I know of what we can really do well in a brief podcast. However, we’re anchoring ideas in this podcast that give people the reason to look deeper. And the resources are there, my books, other people’s books, other podcasts, other authors that you’re having on this podcast, are sharing the ideas that all reinforce that we’re much more than we’ve been led to believe.
Gregg Braden: And when we embrace that, that is how we navigate in a healthy way through this little window of extremes, from a world that is unsustainable and is collapsing into the beautiful new world that we know, is right there on the, we know this world exists in our hearts. So now what we’re doing is we’re using our minds to bring this world to fruition.
Karen Curry Parker: Okay, so part one, get control of your story. Make sure the story you’re telling is the true story of who you really are. And part two is now start practicing God eternal within the body, and take that into the rooms that are dodgy, and chaos-filled, and transforming, and bring that energy in as the template for what’s next.
Gregg Braden: Yes. Can I give a concrete example in the few minutes that we have remaining of how,
Karen Curry Parker: Yes, please.
Gregg Braden: One of the most powerful discoveries in medical science and in biology in the last few years. In 1991, scientists, peer-reviewed journals, revealed that they had discovered. About 40,000 sensory neurites, specialized cells, in the human heart. Now, they’ve always been there, they just didn’t recognize ’em, they’re like neurons in the brain, but they’re not in the brain. They’re in the heart.
Gregg Braden: And this opens the door to a vast array of possibilities because these neurons in the heart, it’s a neural network. We think, feel, remember, independently in our heart from our brain. But here’s where it gets interesting. We have the ability to harmonize these two neural networks. We can harmonize our heart and our brain in a process that’s called coherence.
Gregg Braden: And when we do that we begin to think very differently. We hear criticism differently. We react less violently to criticism. We Become conscious listeners. And we are harmonizing and tuning every cell, every organ, every system in the human body, in coherence. Optimum coherence is a low frequency, 0.1 hertz. When we can create 0.1 hertz between the heart and the brain, we are laying the foundation for optimal health, optimal healing in our bodies.
Gregg Braden: The way we do this is three simple steps. One, we focus our awareness, move it from our mind into our heart center. And one way to do this is, gently just touching the area of the heart. Your awareness will always go to the place where you feel the sensation. That’s the first step.
Gregg Braden: Second step is we slow our breathing to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, the relaxation response. And you want to exhale for a period of time longer than the inhale. So, for example, maybe four counts, 1, 2, 3, 4 on the inhale, and 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on the release. Step two.
Gregg Braden: Step number three is with the focus on the heart and the slowed breath focused on the heart to feel the feeling of a positive emotional experience. Pretty much, a hundred percent, the feeling of gratitude will work for everyone every time. There are others, you can experiment, but gratitude and when you feel that gratitude within the conditions that you’ve created with the breath and the focus you are sending 0.1 hertz through the neural network from the heart to the brain, and that is creating a very powerful physiological state of coherence.
Gregg Braden: Three minutes will drop the cortisol stress levels in the body. It will increase the DHEA levels over a hundred percent. And DHEA is the precursor to every hormone in the body. It opens the door. You’ll have a stronger immune response, longevity enzymes, greater heart rate variability, which means greater resilience to change. Just from three minutes of heart brain coherence.
Gregg Braden: The Institute of Heart Math in Boulder Creek, California pioneered this work. I’ll invite my community and my global family and Karen’s family. If you wanna check out Heart Math www.heartmath.org. They’re good people, good research. They’re dear friends. I’ve worked with them since ’91 and they’re pioneering this kind of research. And this is one example. This is one example of soft technology because we self-regulate. We’re not taking a pill and we’re not waiting for the world to do it for us. We choose to become the best version of ourselves, and this is one technique that opens the door to doing just that.
Karen Curry Parker: The other piece that gets added to that is your creativity goes up exponentially. And so, when you’re sitting in a situation where you think, I don’t know what to do. Your capacity to find resolutions to the challenges facing your life or the challenges facing humanity goes up exponentially when we create from a place of coherence.
Gregg Braden: We do. And, and the reason, the reason for that is because it opens the door to deep states of intuition. The peer-reviewed science, Karen, this is amazing. The peer-reviewed science says that the physical human heart I don’t have the quote in front of me because I didn’t know we were going to talk about this, but the quote, I’m gonna paraphrase, it says that the evidence suggests that the physical human heart is coupled to a field of information that transcends the limits of time and space.
Gregg Braden: It means that through our hearts, we have the potential to reach beyond the limits of physics. So, this is why when you have a prayer in your living room for your son or your daughter, or your loved one on the battlefield in Afghanistan, for example, or Syria, halfway around the world, your prayer doesn’t have to travel to get there. Because on the level that that prayer is being created, we are linked to this field of information, this underlying field where there is here. It’s already there.
Gregg Braden: It’s, entanglement is what it’s called. It’s all about entanglement. When we begin to operate from that perspective, it gives us the reason to lift ourselves out of the conventional and the traditional struggle, which is what’s playing out in the mainstream media between political parties or the war that is being pushed upon the world. The world doesn’t want the war, but a few power elites are pushing for war. We’re seeing that, we’re seeing people suffer from that.
Gregg Braden: On this level, we rise above that, yet we influence the physical reality of our everyday lives. And I think this is what Buckminster Fuller was talking about. You find a new way where you don’t need, you don’t need all of the external stuff because you are the technology. And then when you awaken it, you’ve heard the term knowledge is power. What you’re doing here is you are empowering your community because this is knowledge that opens the door to direct experience of what it means, maybe for the first time to be human, to be pure human, and to live that in our lives.
Karen Curry Parker: Beautiful, beautiful. Gregg Braden, thank you so much for giving us such a generous peek into the brilliance of your mind and the knowledge that you’ve been studying and gleaning over all these years. I appreciate your time and your wisdom so much.
Gregg Braden: Oh Karen, you know, I I appreciate your trust. We’ve never worked together so there’s a level of trust that comes when you invite me into your community. And I want to thank you your trust today and allowing me to share very freely. I don’t know about you; I feel like that time just went by really quickly. Does it feel that way to you as well?
Karen Curry Parker: It did. And my hope and my intention here is that for any of you who may be listening, who get scared, or worried, or frightened about what’s going on, that you found a nugget that can give you a sense of hope and peace and maybe confirmation that we are absolutely headed in a very beautiful direction.
Karen Curry Parker: So, thank you. Thank you for being part of that message, Gregg, and thank you for being here with us. If you wanna learn more about Gregg Braden’s work, you can visit his website. It’s Gregg Braden, and that’s Gregg with two Gs. So, it’s greggbraden.com.
Karen Curry Parker: You can of course get Gregg’s books just about anywhere. They’re easy to find and they’re dense and full of rich information. And for those of you who really wanna go even deeper in everything that we talked about today, please do check out all of his work. Gregg, thank you so much for being here with us. What an honor. It was definitely well worth the wait, so I appreciate you so much.
Gregg Braden: Karen, thank you so much, and there’s a man working behind the scenes that helped us out today. Mark, my brother, I wanna thank you all of your support and helping this out as well. I wanna thank our community for sharing a part of our, your day with us and Karen, and I look forward to our next.
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Karen Curry Parker: We are basically living systems. Systems have limits. Eventually a system will reach the limit of its growth and effectiveness. Because you are a living, breathing, system with one job, to grow, you eventually outgrow yourself. Think of your life story as being kind of like the carapace of an insect or the skin of a snake. You are inevitably going to outgrow it.
Karen Curry Parker: When we outgrow our story, if we’re not consciously exiting rooms that no longer fit us or blowing our old life up with great intention, life tends to do it for us. The proverbial rug gets pulled out from under our feet and we get laid off, divorced, have a health crisis or other such things.
Karen Curry Parker: We are in a cycle on the planet that is the result of inevitable growth. The crisis we face is simply a symptom of our having outgrown our old systems. We are shedding our old skin, so to speak.
Karen Curry Parker: But, just as we can face at times in our personal life, we are at a global crossroads. We can be deliberate and aware, steering the path that we take as we grow forward or not. Our attention and intention influences how we walk the path of our growth and the quality of the future we create. The world is looking to you to be part of engineering the way forward.
Karen Curry Parker: It starts first with you. Healing the karma of your self-worth, the value you place on yourself so that you can create with intentions and higher frequencies of energy that support the peaceful and sustainable evolution of the planet. Please remember, you are a vital, irreplaceable part of the evolution of the world.
Karen Curry Parker: If you need help remembering the once in a lifetime cosmic event that is you, please visit quantumalignmentsystem.com and get your free Quantum Human Design™ chart. I’m Karen Curry Parker. Thank you for joining me for Quantum Revolution.
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