219075 A Powerfully Beautiful Out-Of-Body Experience

An out-of-body experience (OOBE) is when your energy/ethereal/astral body leaves your physical body, allowing you to float around the universe on another plane. This may sound like crazy at first, but there is much evidence out there validating these experiences. I thought it was hogwash until I had my first OOBE two years ago, but that’s a story for a future article detailing OOBE’s and how to achieve them.

Robert Monroe first legitimized OOBE’s by creating the Monroe Institute and refining a process by which anyone could come in an experience an OOBE. He then collected several decades worth of written reports from thousands of people. He shared many of his favorite reports in his Journeys Out Of the Body series, but the following report takes the cake…

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1536 Wake the F$#k Up!

This is a wake up call for anyone that is not living the life they want to live. It will be dogmatic and heated, but nonetheless full of truth. I apologize if this shocks you into a state of discontent with your current lifestyle (that’s the intention). First, take a look at the road map […]

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11 The Psychedelic Dialogues: A Mirror for Life Itself

The Psychedelic Dialogues is an online video series where people share their experiences involving various psychedelics and plant medicines from around the world. An ongoing media project by Alexander Ward. Filmed during stays at various Ayahuasca Retreats and in travels through South and North America. From first time psychedelic explorers to prominent community figures such as Rick […]

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reach-for-the-stars Reaching for the Stars

Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said. “Dream as high as you possibly can. Reach for the stars, and one day you might actually grab […]

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97225 Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

-John Milton

This is a story about how fickle happiness can be, and how to get it back.

It’s going to be the most open I’ve ever been online, because I recently realized how beneficial it is to share what’s inside of us, our challenges and insight alike.

I hope this piece inspires you to do the same.

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3463 Mind-Blowing Story: “Talking to God…”

I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and […]

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587 Educate Yourself Without School

School isn’t for everyone. There are just too many required classes that you must take in order to get to the stuff you actually want to learn. Plus the whole homework and testing system… I’ll just stop there. There are tons of ways to educate yourself quickly and for much less money than with a […]

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valhalla-movement Valhalla Movement Update: Big Moves in the World of Sustainability

It has been a momentous 15 months since I moved up to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. Valhalla has… Raised $28,000 on Kickstarter to prototype an Earthship-inspired greenhouse and completed construction Hosted members and volunteers from 6+ countries and made contact with people from dozens more Organized a conference with Earthship inventor, Michael Reynolds […]

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192083 Heart Consciousness, Love and Enlightened Living

The bridge between science and spirituality begins with the heart. The heart is the regulator of our energetic state, working synergistically with the nervous system and the brain to bring coherence and positive emotion to life. It produces the strongest electromagnetic field in the body, one that extends all around us, allowing for energetic communication of this coherence with all of life. Thus, the heart breaks down internal and external environments and allows us access to the oneness of life…

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1027 Teachings of Abraham-Hicks: Tapping the Universal Source

Jerry and Esther Hicks travel around the world sharing the teachings of of ‘Abraham’ — a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension that communicates through Esther.

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header Why Avoiding The News Makes You Smarter

Some time ago I stopped reading and watching the news. No newspapers, no news programs and no internet snippets of world drama. I stopped because I didn’t feel it had any positive effect on my life and I suspected it might even have a harmful effect. Sometimes when watching or reading the news I felt […]

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tumblr_mqq48zRR9x1st5lhmo1_1280 Why Single-Tasking is Surprisingly Sublime

I’m going to take a big risk here and guess you’re probably doing something else while you read this post. You’re listening to a song, you’re talking with your roommate, you’re tabbing back and forth between here, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and a word document containing only a title that you sunk two hours into creating. […]

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not_like_I_love_my_guitar_by_general_joy 10 Sentences That Can Change Your Perspective On Life

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4743 Why You Meditate For Others

At first, every one of us became interested in meditation for purely egoistic reasons. ‘I want to calm my mind’ or ‘I’d like to decrease my stress levels’ or maybe even ‘Whoa! I can become enlightened?’ These reasons are not bad in itself, they have undoubtedly inspired many to begin the journey of walking this contemplative path. But after learning about all these personal benefits of meditation, you are limiting yourself if you don’t think of the other important aspect of life. The life of others…

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670 The Worst Case Scenario

What if you died right now… Would you be happy with what you have done/been doing with your life? Most people would answer that question with, “Of course not, I’m not done living yet! As soon as __(insert event)__, I want to __(insert dream)__.” The fact of the matter is that most people are living […]

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193808 Not Your Typical New Years Article

While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012.

Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year?

What has changed since then? How have you changed?

Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined…

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duality The Nature of Duality

As you read these words, multiple layers are at work to generate what you currently experience. These layers exist independently of each other and yet interact almost directly. The first layer, the one most of us are most sure of, is yourself: your mind, your consciousness, that which experiences. The second layer is your body: […]

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260 Parkour: The Art of Movement

Parkour is by far one of the most amazing sports and/or art forms out there. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s probably because it originated in Europe and hasn’t gotten that big in the US quite yet. Essentially, parkour is the moving from one point to another in the quickest, smoothest and most efficient […]

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1716 Readers! What do you want out of this site?

Hey everybody! I know it’s been a while since my last post and before I explain I’d like to ask you 3 simple questions: 1) What do you want out of HighExistence? 2) What do you like most about HighExistence? 3) What do you want more of on HighExistence? **Edit: What do you think about […]

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129165 5 Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It is very rare for HE to repost content from other websites, but this one cannot afford to be missed for originality’s sake. Bronnie Ware spent her life working with elderly people who were close to death. In this thought-provoking piece, she pieces together the most common regrets of the hundreds of people she stayed with until the end. The implications of these insights are incredibly vast and sobering…

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