Why Sunlight Deficiency Is As Deadly As Smoking By Sayer Ji, Founder www.GreenMedInfo.com
GROUNDBREAKING NEW study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine has revealed something absolutely amazing about the role of the Sun in human health: a deficiency of sunlight could be as harmful to human health as smoking cigarettes. The new study titled, “Avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for major causes of death: a competing risk analysis of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort,” was conducted by Swedish researchers on a population of almost 30,000 women. They assessed the differences in sun exposure as a risk factor for all-cause mortality, within a prospective 20-year follow up of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden (MISS) cohort. The women were aged 25-64 years at the start of the study and recruited from 1990 to 1992. When their sun exposure habits were analyzed using modern survival statistics they discovered several things. First: “Women with active sun exposure habits were mainly at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and noncancer/nonCVD death as compared to those who avoided sun exposure.” Second: “As a result of their increased
survival, the relative contribution of cancer death increased in these women.” This finding may be a bit tricky to understand, so let’s look at it a little closer. Because cancer risk increases along with biological age, the longer you live, the higher your cancer risk will be. Therefore, because increased sunlight exposure actually increases your longevity, it will also appear to increase your risk of cancer. But this does not necessarily mean that sunlight is intrinsically “carcinogenic,” which is commonly assumed. Because heart disease is #1 killer in the developed world, and since sunlight reduces this most common cause of premature death, even if it increases the risk of the #2 most common cause of death (cancer), the net effect of sunlight exposure is that you will still live longer, which helps to contextualize and neutralize the “increased cancer risk” often observed. Keep in mind, as well, that a huge number of cancers are overdiagnosed and overtreated, without sufficient acknowledgement by the medical establishment, whose culpability is rarely addressed. These “cancers” greatly inflate the statistics. With millions of so-called early stage cancers like these -- especially breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, and ovarian -- being wrongly diagnosed and treated, the complexity of the topic makes determining the role of sunlight exposure and cancer risk all the more difficult to ascertain. Moving on, the point about the longevity promoting properties of sunlight are driven home strongly by the third major observation: “Nonsmokers who avoided sun exposure had a life expectancy similar to smokers in the highest sun exposure group, indicating that
avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking.” This is a powerful finding with profound implications. To say that “avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking,” is to point out that sunlight exposure, rather than being the constant lethal threat it is perceived to be, warranting the slathering on all over the body of synthetic sunscreens virtually guaranteed to cause harm from toxicant exposure, is essential to our health. In fact, according to the CDC, smoking is responsible for 6 million unnecessary deaths a year, and the “overall mortality among both male and female smokers in the United States is about three times higher than that among similar people who never smoked.” And so, sunlight exposure may be so powerful an essential and necessary ingredient in human health that it might be considered medically unethical not to provide access to it, or to advise more routine exposure to it. The fourth and final observation of the study was that: “Compared to the highest sun exposure group, life expectancy of avoiders of sun exposure was reduced by 0.6-2.1 years.” Sunlight Attains Its Former Status As An Indispensable Component of Health While we can say that sunlight deficiency may contribute to lethal outcomes on par with smoking, we can rephrase the information positively by affirming that the Sun and its light may be as important to human health as is clean food or water. In fact, compelling new research suggests that energy from the Sun drives the cellular bioenergetics of the biomachinery of our bodies through non-ATP depen-
dent processes. Consider the work of Gerald Pollack, PhD, author of the “The 4th Phase of Water” (see video below), who explains how infrared energy of the Sun charges up the water molecules within our body (99% of the molecules in our bodies in number are water) like trillions of molecular batteries.
The Fourth Phase of Water: Dr. Gerald Pollack at TEDxGuelphU
https://youtu.be/i-T7tCMUDXU When pertaining to cardiovascular health, sunlight energy in the form of infrared charged water molecules supports the heart’s job of pumping the blood throughout the blood vessels by producing a form of highly structured and energized water known as Exclusion Zone water, or EZ water, and which may actually provide over 99.9% of the biomechanical energy needed to push the 1.2-1.5 gallons of blood in the average adult body through the literally
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The OCCULT Definition of Government
By Pao L. Chang
Throughout history, governments across the world have always used “mind control” techniques, such as subliminal messages and propaganda to condition us how to think. The purpose of this is to control how we think, so that they can rule our minds.
HE WORD GOVERNMENT is a word that we hear all the time, so we are well aware of what this word implies. However, at deeper levels, most of us have no clue as to what the word government truly means. To find the deeper meanings of the word government, we need to research its origins and use the art of anagram to split it into two words.
The Occult Definition of the Word Government The common and overt definition of the word government is “the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed”. Here is one of the legal definitions of the word government: The system of polity in a state; that form of fundamental rules and principles by which a nation or state is governed, or by which individual members of a body politic are to regulate their social actions; a constitution, either written or unwritten, by which the rights and duties of citizens and public officers are prescribed and defined, as a monarchical government, a republican government, etc. The word government originated from the Old French word government,
meaning “control, direction, administration”. To find the occult definition of the word government, you need to split it into two words, transforming the word government into “government” or “govern ment“. One of the origins of the word govern is the Latin word gubernare, which translates to English as “to direct, rule, guide, govern”. The suffix ment has a few different origins. One of them comes from the Latin word ment, meaning “mind”. Based on these occult definitions, the word govern-
ment means “to rule the mind” or “govern the mind“. Throughout history, governments across the world have always used “mind control” techniques, such as subliminal messages and propaganda to condition us how to think. The purpose of this is to control how we think, so that they can rule our minds. One of the most popular and effective mind control techniques that the government likes to use to rule our minds is mnemonic. For an informative article about mnemonic, read this article titled How Mnemonic is Used to Program and Control
Your Mind. One very important thing you need to know about the government is that it is a corporation. According to Black’s Law Dictionary 6th edition, a corporation is “an artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state.” Because the government is a corporation (artificial person), it is a fictitious entity that has no natural rights and power. Its main source of power comes from feeding on the energy of the people.
The Government Has No Power Without the People’s Support Since the government needs the energy of the people to have power, it has no power without the support of the people. Unfortunately, most people have been brainwashed to think that the government has power over them. Whenever the government
becomes tyrannical, all we need to do is remove our support and it will collapse on its own. This is how we can stop tyrannical governments without violent revolutions. Because the government is an artificial person, it cannot directly deal with a natural person (living, breathing person). To overcome this problem, the people who control the government, which are the leaders of the New World Order (NWO), created another artificial person. This artificial person is known as the legal name, which is the name on your birth certificate, driver’s license, etc. To rule our minds and control us, the leaders of the NWO used their government to trick us to consent to play the legal name game. By participating in the legal name game, we unknowingly agree to be a
See “OCCULT” on page 13
By Elva Thompson www.ZenGardner.com
Looking the wrong way “In Western civilization the interior life of the individual, with all its richness, finds itself relegated to a minor role in existence. Man is so caught up in the toils of mechanical life that he has neither time to stop or the power of attention needed to turn his mental vision upon himself. Man thus passes his days absorbed by external circumstances. The great machine that drags him along turns without stopping, and forbids him to stop under penalty of being crushed. Today like yesterday, and tomorrow like today, he quickly exhausts himself in the frantic race, impelled in a direction which in the end leads nowhere. Life passes away from him almost unseen, swift as a ray of light, and man falls engulfed and still absent from himself.”
ism represent the forces of duality: matter and spirit; dark and light. Most people tend to think in terms of opposites, and believe the two aspects of polarity are separate and independent of each other. They cannot comprehend that rather than being separate, opposites are in varying degrees the manifestation of a single principle. It is the law of duality and personality polarity that binds man’s limited awareness to the matrix game of opposites. A game he cannot escape until he wakes up to the understanding that his world has been ‘set up’ for him-as a ‘whirled’ of conflict.
Stirring words from Boris Mouravieff and so very true. Modern man has been engineered to live half a life….to experience only one side of his being. (See Crying for a Dream) He has been manipulated to look to the physical world for answers to his problems, and does not realize there is an inner world of spectacular potential hidden from his ‘sight’. Neither does he understand that all manifested form has an energetic cause.
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A.A.Milne. The understanding that our reality is set up for the clash of polarities of whatever spectrumand can’t exist without conflict is a sobering thought. We live in a sacrificial world based on a predator/prey rulebook, a dimension geared to the survival of the fittest. The construct we live in is a blood-let, and when we consider the billions upon billions of mutilated human and animal bodies that litter the memory of this world, it is no wonder, the plague of fear is upon us. Fear that is invited by our blindness, arrogance, vanity, compartmentalized compassion, and our seemingly inability to think for self. Many people’s awareness is totally captured by the hubbub of the game… the glittering, alluring make-believe world of the matrix, where everything is geared towards success in the world ‘out there’. Our perception has been hijacked; our minds captured; and our awareness engineered to believe that the answer to all of our problems reside in the physical world…the bottom rung of our totality.
Two pillars — two poles
The desire to change reality
“The principle of Polarity-embodies the truth that all manifested beings have two sides; two aspects; two poles; a pair of opposites, with manifold degrees between the two extremes.”
As we grow up and investigate our reality, we can’t help but see the inhumanity and cruelties of the system, and it is natural that we want to change things for the betterment of all. We think in the rush of youth, we can change the world, and many of us have put ourselves upon the firing line of yester-year, and tried to make the world a kinder place.
— Boris Mouravieff,
— The Kybalion
The two pillars depicted in esoteric symbol-
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A word from Lorenzo & Fredalupe!
fter listening to some of Santos Bonacci’s work (whom I happily recommend) I, Lorenzo, had a huge heart opening and then an epiphany on what we share in the paper and how we share it. To be brief, my interactions with people, who for one reason or another have misunderstood what we’ve tried to communicate with words, images and ideas, have underlined for me how absolutely ‘wrong’ it is to do anything in anger. I’m of course including myself in that pile. A bit of a no-brainer for some, but when you are truly passionate or otherwise immersed in a reality you find yourself defending, a perspective outside that point of awareness often seems to threaten that very reality we find ourselves defending. And around and around we go. As I understand it everyone is having their own personal challenges with life, love and identity, be they man, woman or somehow caught in-between, with each doing their best to direct themselves towards that essential inner transformation calling to them from their own centre. Sure we’ve all heard it plenty of times before: anger is fear and pain expressed, and there’s usually a reason for it and healing crying out to happen. We have been through a fair share of it ourselves as loving people who cannot stand idly by while they or others suffer around them. And so I empathize with how some folks might feel hurt after having found a ‘friend’ with the New Agora, who then later ‘betrayed’ them (even if not true as that crazy voice in their head tells them) by saying, or portraying through the paper that somehow they are ‘wrong’, or ‘no good’, or somehow not worthy or deserving of love. I know. I’ve got the same voice in my head. We’ve all been there many times, whether it was a truthful perception at the time or just an imagined one on our part, it hurt, lots and lots. What could be more sensitive then one’s very own identity? So be careful of labels. To heck with them! After all, none of them fit your magnificence nor can contain your totality. You are your own creation And to be clear: we love all our readers. We feel each one participating along with this endeavor of ours that we share together and are proud of the company. L & F.
Letters to the Editor Good morning Fred,
I recently picked up a copy of your April edition of The New Agora from our local library. When I got home and had more time to flip through the articles, I was impressed with what you and your team are doing! Then I closed your paper and put it on my lap. I started to examine the front cover. I immediately saw that you were trying to portray a “bad” side and a “good” side, or health, unhealthy, or “right, wrong”...then the transgender
human caught my eye...and started to wonder why were they on the bad, unhealthy, wrong side? What was the idea or vision behind this cover? Sincerely, Rachel Dunn
Good morning Rachel! I’m glad you enjoyed the paper. Whereas your question is concerned probably best to ask the artist himself as he is the creator of that particular cover. His contact info is in the paper and online. My take on it is a little beyond the obvious and fun juxtaposition and duality of the painting. Whereas the well documented tampering and manipulation of the human species (endocrine and hormonal disruption and general disgenic (eugenic) pollutants, as well as social and cultural engineering programs, etc., it’s a long, long list) is concerned, however, I see it falling squarely in the not so great for humanity pile. It seems to me that the ‘idea and vision behind this cover’ is fairly straightforward. There’s a great and constant distraction away from the very real and present dangers facing all the peoples of the earth. While so much attention is purposely focused on accepting the human situation as it is, little is left to question why this situation is as we find it, with even less left to do anything about it. Us all hurtling together in an untenable direction following someone else’s insane and inhuman agenda ain’t my cup of tea no matter how much lipstick, panties and lace you dress it up in. I’ve known so many troubled people
in my life and though it’s perfectly human and quite admirable to make the best of a bad situation, I feel we can do so much better for ourselves and each other that one must wonder and hopefully question why we aren’t all at it, already. I know I am and have been doing so for as long as I care to remember. How about you? Thanks again for asking questions and writing me and of course for reading the paper. Also my name is Fredalupe, not Fred. Good name for a swaybacked horse, not so much for a flamboyant bon vivant! Sincerely, Fre-
Robert David wrote: I read the paper and often get a few extras to hand out to friends. I handed it out to a gay friend who gave it back because of the pic of the man in the dress on the side with the pharmacy. Is the New Agora homophobic? It would appear so. Anyways, I’m sure you lost a few readers with that. Just sayin. Bobby.
Hi Bobby! The New Agora isn’t homophobic. Just because there’s an unhealthy looking man in an ugly dress and silly shoes doesn’t mean that that person specifically represents homosexual folks. Why would it? Heavens. Possibly the person in the image is representative of folks who just can’t dress well, have bad taste
and don’t like to stay fit? There’s so much literature and studies done on endocrine disruptors, genetic manipulation through GMOS, insane vaccinations, the huge drop in human fertility and the rest of the pollutants playing havoc with all the natural systems on the Earth (including us) that I wonder why folks don’t naturally jump to that conclusion instead? Possibly it’s because they’ve been socially engineered
not to see what’s plainly in front of them and above them, inside them, and so on. Perhaps your friend might want to read the paper instead of just judging us from his or her own lack of information and particular bias? I personally feel compassion for every human being on the planet, and all the rest of the living beings too. I also couldn’t care less where anyone puts their privates, as long as it’s welcome there. Basing your entire identity on where that might be seems unhealthy to me and somewhat forced and strange and entirely suspicious of someone else’ agenda. However when an incredibly evil civilization purposefully warps all life to suit their transhuman (anti-human, anti-life) plan causing untold harm and devastation to innocents everywhere then I do have something to say. We print powerful articles about Fukushima and geoengineering and get no responses. We share what we know about the catastrophic decline in male fertility and tremendous rise in infant mortality on the west coast due to radiation of all kinds: no one lets out a peep. Throw in a funny fellow in a dress and then everyone’s talking. Show a woman’s nipple same thing. Outrage, offense, revolution! It’d be sad if it weren’t so funny. Losing a few readers from oversensitivity and plain silliness is going to happen, I suppose. Everyone losing their happiness, health and lives to ignorance is far worse. Just sayin. Thanks for taking the time to write me. Cheers, Fredalupe!
N CONCLUSION, and as Lorenzo and I offer a perfect example, we’re in it together whether we like it or not, through good times and the other kind. Truthfully, we’re all in it together, making of this shared world of ours what we can. Here respect is the perfect guide. Best to remember that we are created from love regardless of what our imagined and real differences seem to say in this society of painfully polarized and perplexed people. I feel quite different myself and have since first arriving here. How wonderful! How terribly lonely at times. Yet how wonderful! C’est la vie, mes amies. Strange and mysterious, just like us. So let’s not allow that old saw of divide and conquer to mess up our harmony. We have far more in common with each other then we can ever be convinced otherwise, I say. Drop offense for the childishness it is. Dare to be your authentic self. Brave past the mundane, the square, the artificial. Toss it all over your shoulder. Be simply free. Love, Fredalupe!
“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” — Maximilien Robespierre
By Christina Sarich www.WakingTimes.com
F YOU ARE endlessly tired, irritable, have trouble losing weight, or feel depressed, you might be suffering from the environmental onslaught of toxins being poured into our air, water and soil by greedy corporate monopolies. If you aren’t sure whether you are suffering from toxic overload, you can at least be certain you are not immune to the toxic effects of environmental pollution like oil spills, fracking, chemtrails, nuclear energy (think Fukushima), or even the domestic production of war materials. Even every day items like shampoo and rug cleaners also contain thousands of chemicals that are deadly toxic in higher dosages. From concern about BPAs to heavy metals, pesticide residues and GMO foods, its time to take an offensive, instead of defensive, view of our health. Here are more than two dozen ways to purify the body from these illimagined pollutants: xyz 1 Support the liver and gallbladder with beetroot. Beets are a valuable source of iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium which all support healthy detoxification and better elimination. They are also full of B3, B6, C, and beta-catoene, important nutrients for supporting the liver and gallbladder in making bile acids which support detox. xyz 2 Drink more purified water. Water is one of the most vital ways of self-purification on the planet. It helps every single cell get rid of waste and allows us to excrete toxins through our urine and bowels, as well as through our skin via sweat. xyz 3 Bathe in Kaolin clay or use acalcium montmorillonite clay as they are considered the best for removing pesticides from the body. xyz 4 Reduce your meat and dairy intake since these animals are often fed on GMO-rich diets. xyz 5 Consume more pantethine, a biologically active form of the B5 vitamin, which can help open blockages created by pesticide consumption. When we are too clogged with pesticides our bodies cannot naturally detoxify themselves.
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Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Enviro-Toxins xyz 6 Use activated charcoal. It is very safe to consume up to 20-30 grams a day mixed with purified water. Activated charcoal binds to pesticides and other environmental toxins and then ushers them through the intestines to be purged form the body. You can also supplement with molasses after using activated charcoal just to be sure to replace important minerals the charcoal might leech from the body in the process of getting rid of the unwanted toxins. xyz 7 Eat more citrus. Pectins in citrus are a very powerful detoxifying substance. Citrus naturally remove heavy metals without depleting the body of important trace minerals. xyz 8 Create an alkaline state in the body by eating more organic fruits and vegetables that support multiple channels of detoxification in the body. They clean the liver, the bowels, the skin, the blood, etc. xyz 9 Eat more fiber. When we eat fiber, the liver can more easily flush toxins through the digestive system and we take an immense load off an organ that is constantly trying to get rid of toxic substances from the body. High fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, potatoes (including their skin), etc. xyz 10 Eat more grapefruit containing naringenin, a special flavanoid that helps the liver burn fat instead of storing toxins in our fat cells. xyz 11 Eating garlic can help boost detoxification since it helps to boost the production of white blood cells, otherwise known as lymphocytes, an important part of the immune system as well. xyz 12 Eating asparagus can reduce the levels of pesticides in the body.
xyz 13 Eating organic, free-range eggs can also help to remove toxins from the body. They also boost energy levels. xyz 14 Increasing your levels of vitamin C is so good for you, and detoxing the body that it was found this vitamin could help reduce levels of radiation exposure, even in people who were living near Fukushima. xyz 15 Native Americans have been using sarsaparilla for hundreds of years in teas and tinctures as a way to effectively detox the blood. It also effectively treats liver, kidney and skin conditions. xyz 16 Exercising and staying active is vital to keeping impurities out of the body. Just 30 minutes to an hour every day brings oxygen rich blood to the liver and kidneys, thus supporting them in detoxifying the body. xyz 17 Eating brazil nuts, which are full of glutathione, a natural detoxifying substance, can help the body get rid of pesticides and other harmful toxins. Also, full of selenium, Brazil nuts help to create more glutathione. Sometimes called the mother of all antioxidants. xyz 18 Our skin is one of the biggest organs of detoxification. It covers about 22 square feet and we replace skin cells every single day. Dry brushing is a great way to help support the skin in detoxing the body through sweat, bathing, etc. If our pores are clogged, the skin becomes less effective. Dry brushing also helps encourage lymph flow that helps to flush toxins from the body. xyz 19 Take Milk Thistle. Sylibum marianum, also known as Milk thistle is a great support for the liver. Long with helping the body detox, this herb has been linked to
reduction in certain cancers, reduced diabetes and even reduction digestive disorders. xyz 20 Consume Essiac Tea, which cleanses the body and also has anti-cancer properties. This tea can help the body rid itself of pesticides used with GMOs, and ground-spraying including permethrin. xyz 21 Eat your sea vegetables. Algin in seaweeds helps to absorb toxins form the digestive tract (in much the same way that water softener removes hardness from tap water) so they can be eliminated more easily. They also offer the largest range of vital trace minerals that can help to clean the blood. xyz 22 Consuming dandelion greens and roots can help to detox the body due to their high levels of antioxidants but also help to support liver decongestion. xyz 23 Use broccoli sprouts in your salads to ingest important substances that help with detoxification: sulphorophanes, indole-3-carbinol and D-glucarate. Sprouts also contain up to 20 times more sulfurophane than regular, full grown broccoli plants. xyz 24 Eat flaxseed and flaxseed oil to help detox the body. This super food is full of fiber and Omega 3s, both important substances for detoxification. xyz 25 Add turmeric to your recipes. This root is full of Curcumin, used often in Ayurvedic Medicine to treat liver and digestive disorders, and a great detoxing agent.
About the Author Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga. This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.
8 ‘Antibiotics’ Our Ancestors Used Instead of Pharmaceutical Pills
By Alexa Erickson
N A DAY and age where we are given a pill for every conceivable ill, it may seem strange to hear someone reject swallowing one down. We have come to believe here in the West that medications are our only option and remedies found in nature mere snake oil. But with big pharmaceutical companies shamelessly trying to make a buck at every turn, it’s important we remember that, long before these pills came to be, people were surviving naturally, utilizing hundreds of years of collected knowledge. The overuse of antibiotics has reached an all-time high, and the results of this uncontrolled experiment are, quite frankly, alarming. Drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” are evolving faster than scientists can keep up with, casting doubt on our future ability to fight off these bacteria. Foods and herbs were once used on a daily basis to guard against infection and disease before the development of pharmaceutical antibiotics in the 1940s, and they continue to be used by natural enthusiasts around the world. Here are some holistic ways to heal without succumbing to pharmaceutical antibiotics, we recommend that you consult a
Naturopathic doctor, or someone you know who is knowledgeable with regards to dosage and frequency of consumption, it might be different depending on your illness.
Oregano Popular as a flavouring for your Italian dishes, oregano aids digestion and weight loss. Furthermore, the oil in oregano, Carvacrol, is a natural antimicrobial which can fight bacteria that cause infections and as well as combat Candida overgrowth. This is arguably the first supplement you should reach for when you come down with a cold or flu.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar ACV has been trending recently as people continue to uncover its many medicinal uses. From its antibiotic and antiseptic properties to being able to naturally alkalize your system, it’s a muchloved potion. Heartburn sufferers should keep ACV well within reach, eschewing antacids, which only worsen your situation. ACV can also help you to manage your weight, lower cholesterol, and cut your risk of cancer. Used topically, this chemicalfree astringent can disinfect and sterilize.
Honey Oh so tasty, honey is nature’s sweet-
ener. The enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide, making it perfect for naturally treating wounds and preventing infection — which is precisely what the ancient Romans used it for on the battlefield.
Garlic Often used to enhance many meals, this plant is pretty powerful, as it can fight the common cold. The allicin in it protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more.
Grapefruit Seed Extract So medicinally powerful, grapefruit seed extract has been found to be effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, as well as more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. It’s also rich in antioxidants, naturally alkalizes the body, and improves your gut flora.
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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil The long list of medicinal benefits of coconut oil seems to be endless. A naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial oil, it is chock-full of antioxidants that you simply can’t get your hands on through any other natural source. It is used to boost both immune and brain function and balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. Mary Enig, Ph.D, explains that our bodies convert the lauric acid contained in coconut oil into monolaurin, which is the “antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.”
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Fermented Foods Fermented foods have been used for centuries as a means of preservation, but they’ve also been found to renew intestinal flora, protect against cancer, and fight off infections, including Candida. Try unpasteurized cabbage, homemade pickles, kefir, and probiotic yogurts.
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Colloidal Silver This natural antibiotic has been used for centuries. Colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid. Though meant to be a temporary treatment, since silver, a heavy metal, can be toxic, it can be used to stop the enzymes that single-cell bacteria need in order to multiply. Learn how to use it on an infection here.
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anadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan released a consultation document earlier this month to kick off the Liberal government’s much touted defence policy review. The document, whose principal author was the Canadian Armed Forces’ high command, is aimed at laying the political groundwork for a massive expansion of militarism at home and abroad. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/04/29/cana-a29.html
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istory is written by the winners, and if the history of the so-called “Green Revolution” tells us anything it’s that the Rockefeller Foundation and their cronies in the agrichemical conglomerates were the big winners of the late 20th century. But now it’s the 21st century and it’s time for a new “solution” to the problem of global food shortages. Welcome to the Gene Revolution ... http://bit.ly/1X5zpzB
Canada Hints It May Join Us Missile Shield To ‘Enhance National Security’
anada has suggested it may join the US missile defense shield after the issue has been dormant for the past decade. The government wants to gauge public opinion about the idea, while adding that that there is a growing ballistic missile threat facing North America. http://bit.ly/1X5zMdC
Chief HPV Scientist Admits Vaccines Are A Deadly Scam
r. Diane Harper, one of the leading experts on HPV vaccines, has spoken out about the ‘deadly effects’ the vaccines have on those who take it. Dr. Harper was responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies for Gardasil and Cervarix, which secured approval for their use on the public.During a speech at the 4th International Conference on Vaccination, she decided to come clean to the public about the dangers of receiving the HPV vaccine – saying that she could no longer sleep at night. http://yournewswire.com/chief-hpv-scientist-admitsvaccines-are-a-deadly-scam/
The UN’s Plan to Halt Population Growth by Turning Nature Against Us
he United Nations has been planning a depopulation agenda for decades according to many ‘conspirators’, but few have been able to describe so clearly, just what that plan entails, until now. Even with open admission from the UN’s Executive Secretary of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, that depopulation is part of the ‘green’ agenda to save the planet from global warming – an agenda one should adopt cautiously before jumping aboard its trains of doom – many have called the depopulation idea quackery... http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/04/14/the-uns-plan-to-haltpopulation-growth-by-turning-nature-against-us/
World Media Watchdog: Truthful Media in Decline, a “New Era of Propaganda” is Upon Us
rance-based Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières, or RSF) released its 2016 World Press Freedom Index on Wednesday, and the news is grim. All parts of the world have seen a decline in press freedom, leading to fears of a “new era of propaganda.” “ ... there has been a deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom at both the global and regional levels. http://thefreethoughtproject.com/world-press-group-unbiasedmedia-over-new-era-propaganda/
NASA Admits Chemtrails Specifically: Lithium Payload Is Disbursed into the Atmosphere!
NASA scientist admits in this video recording that they have different ingredients they release during the day and those they release at night. This is AMAZING and will PROVE to all your friends and family members who mock you….that these Chemtrails are REAL!! Share this EVERYWHERE!. http://bit.ly/26MKLwL
Health Government Announce Plans To Spray Seattle With ‘GMO Bacteria’
he Washington State Department of Agriculture have approved a pesticide-bacteria spraying program to be used over Seattle, in an attempt to kill Asian and European gypsy moths. The program, opposed by many residents, will spray a bacteria with pesticide properties called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), the same bacteria gene commonly used in GM crops to kill insects. . http://yournewswire.com/government-announceplans-to-spray-seattle-with-gmo-bacteria/
Monsanto Profits Drop 25% AGAIN as Farmers, Individuals go Organic
iotech giant Monsanto reported multiple profit-plummets in 2015 relating to sales for both its genetically modified crop creations and its best-selling herbicide, Roundup. Once again, Monsanto has reported declining profits for the fiscal second-quarter earnings – by 25%. For Monsanto’s 2nd quarter, total sales for Monsanto dropped 13%; with one of Monsanto’s top-sellers, corn seeds, falling 11%. http://bit.ly/1rseAlQ
HPV vaccine makers to be sued in Japan for deaths caused by toxic immunizations
n response to vaccine injuries linked to the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, 12 plaintiffs in Japan plan to file a class action lawsuit against the Japanese government, Merck and GlaxoSmithKine after June 2016. The plaintiffs are seeking answers about why they were not told about the HPV vaccine risks before they received the vaccination. http://bit.ly/1NQBfCr
Big Pharma is making you stupid: Common cold medicines and heartburn pills found to shrink the brain and slow thinking
f you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet. Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of their connection to thinking problems and memory loss. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/02/01/are-you-aware-ofbig-pharmas-impressive-records/
Smart Meters causing tidal wave of mysterious illnesses that strike people in their own homes
n recent years there have been increasing reports that “smart meters” – the digitized electric meters that are designed to send usage figures to power companies wirelessly – are causing a range of health issues among a growing portion of the population where such devices are in use. http://bit.ly/1rOX4J7
CDC hiding damning evidence proving vaccines are linked to autism... shocking details from the recorded phone calls of Dr. William Thompson
he Berlin Wall of vaccine injury denialism is about to crumble. Although every effort is being made by the vaccine establishment to crush and silence the truth about vaccine injuries -- including heavy-handed censorship of the “VAXXED” documentary -- the truth is that vaccines cause autism in some children. That fundamental scientific reality has been desperately -- and criminally -- suppressed by the CDC and vaccine pushing propagandists whose pseudoscience dogma infects every powerful institution across a corrupt political regime steeped in medical totalitarianism.
Science, Tech & Beyond Fungus Discovered In Rainforest Capable Of Eating Plastic Pollution
ne of the biggest problems facing the earth, plastic pollution, could soon meet its match if students at Yale University are able to breed a recently discovered plastic-eating fungus on a large scale. Plastic pollution, exemplified by the giant floating island of trash the size of Texas in the Pacific ocean, is highly detrimental to the world’s ecosystem because it breaks down extremely slow. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade. http://bit.ly/1SJyXBU
This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth
erman architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs. http://bit.ly/1kgSGg3
By Sherrie Hurd
FTER SEVERAL DECADES of stigma and criminalization, the image of cannabis is finally being reconsidered. Myths and prejudices are now giving way to the recognition of this ancient plant’s incredible medicinal properties. Indeed, if we had to make a full list of the positive effects marijuana has on one’s mental and physical health that would be a huge one. If you don’t want to take my word for it, make your decision after reading these amazing stories of survival thanks to the use of cannabis oil. It’s true: this miracle herb has saved the lives of many people!
Rick Simpson Okay, it all started here. Rick Simpson invented hemp oil medicine that supposedly cured his own cancer. Because of routine cancer treatments, Rick had become a “zombie”. When he discovered how well the oil worked, he decided to present his cure to the Canadian authorities, where they attempted to prosecute him. However, he is still considered a hero.
David Triplett Stricken with cancerous lesions, David (https://youtu.be/XtcY90UoPAo) decided to give up his chemo cream. He was frightened of the results of the skin cream on other cancer patients. Instead of following doctor’s orders, David decided to use cannabis oil on the lesions. After four weeks, the cancerous lesions were gone.
Dennis Hill Six months is all it took for Dennis Hill to rid his body of Cancer. He proudly proclaims, “Cannabis Kills Cancer!” And do you know why? Hill, a biochemist, claims to have treated his own Cancer with Rick Simpson’s Cannabis oil. Along with healthy eating and exercise,
of People Who Beat Cancer with Cannabis Oil
Hill’s tumour disappeared completely.
Shona Banda Shona may not have battled Cancer, but her eight year war with Chron’s disease had her bedridden most of the time and walking with a cane. While looking for alternative remedies, Shona came across Rick Simpson’s Cannabis oil video. Since investing in this miracle oil, Shona is cured. She wrote a book called, Live Free or Die.
Cheryl Shuman Beverly Hill’s Celebrity, Cheryl Shuman was tired of taking a cocktail of various medications, including 27 morphine tablets in a day. After discovering cannabis oil, Shuman started treating herself. After 90 days, she is in remission from cancer.
Peter Germain Type 2 Diabetes can be more dangerous and debilitating than you think. This disease had greatly affected Peter Germain’s quality of life. When he decided to try something new, the results were amazing. In six weeks of trying cannabis oil, Peter lost 50 lbs. and his blood sugar levels reduced drastically.
Mykayla Nine year old cancer patient, Mykayla (http://www.bravemykayla.com), was headed toward full body radiation and a bone marrow transplant. Her parents refused to let her endure this suffering and instead opted to use cannabis oil. After six days of use, Mykayla was in remission. How astounding is that!
The New Revolution In Health Care By Daniel Gartlan
ANNABIS OIL…JUST WHAT IS IT and what does it do? Could this be the Holy Grail of health and healing including cancer? Well, it certainly caught my attention a year or so back when I first stumbled across a reference about it during some research I was doing. In fact, it was then that I decided I would eventually find out more about it so I tucked away a mental note to pursue knowledge concerning the oil and its ability in healing. Yet,
More and more people come to the understanding that the medical industry provides treatments and no cures. If we can all be cured from cancer or some other horrific illnesses, why shouldn’t we give it a try? Let’s get rid of the marijuana stigma and keep working toward the final answer! Hope triumphs again!
About the Author Sherrie Hurd is an artist and a regular contributor to the websites Learning Mind and Life Advancer. She spends most of her time giving life to the renegade thoughts. As the words erupt and form new life, she knows that
all of that was put on the back burner as life was grinding along and more important things were invading my little world of being. I did mention Cannabis Oil as something to take note of in my book “Wake Up Body: We Have Cancer”. Well guess what…time has continued unabated and I finally have ramped up my own personal research concerning this fantastic product and healing modality. One of the first things I need to point out is that Cannabis is one of the most highly tested herb, plant, drug or whatever you want
See “CANNABIS” on page 11 she is yet again free from the nagging persistence of her muse. She is a mother of three and a lifetime fan of the thought-provoking and questionable aspects of the universe. This article was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Sherrie Hurd and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of WakingTimes or its staff.
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to classify it as, that is being withheld from the general population and the millions possibly billions of sick people that could greatly benefit from its amazing abilities. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not a proponent of smoking cannabis or anything else for that matter. Legal or not inhaling smoke can’t be healthy in my humble opinion. I do recognize that many people get relief from pain and sickness from doing so and for that I cannot judge anyone. So I am telling you that in my opinion the best way to ingest Cannabis is in either oil form or as an extract. For external use it can be infused into homemade creams for topical use. So where do we stand as a nation (America. Ed.) in the open freedom to make our own or purchase our own for personal use? In the scheme of things involving all natural and cheap cures, Europe is ahead of us as there are many
“My whole belief is that we have the right to make our own choices in healthcare and even as I write this we are making headway into bringing Cannabis treatment closer to a reality for anyone that wants it.” medical studies being done and already completed that points out the MANY benefits of Cannabis Oil and extract in an amazing array of diseases across the board bringing relief and healing to them. Well we are making progress as more and more states are beginning to allow limited use for pain relief and a HUGE benefit of Cannabis Extract appears to be the control of severe seizures especially in young children. But, in the positive sense, progress is being made in getting bills passed to make it available to those needing it most even if it has to be procured with a doctor’s authorizing same. What we do need is the freedom to grow our own legally and to be able to make our own oil and extract from our own plants. You mean you can make your own oil?? You may be asking. Yes you can and it isn’t hard at all as long as you take necessary precautions while doing so. I am in camp with those that recommend ONLY using a food grade alcohol like Everclear as the solvent for the Cannabis extraction. Never use anything not approved for human consumption. You can also use other sources such as olive oil, etc. The directions for doing so are easily found online but I would like to point you to one of the best instructional recipes I have found. You can find it at http:// www.theweedblog.com/how-to-makefull-cannabis-oil-extract/ and it is easy to follow and before you know it…wow… you have made your own Cannabis Oil. What if you don’t have the ability to make your own oil or don’t have access to
high-grade clean cannabis? There are reputable oil suppliers that may be able to help you depending on where you reside and what you are suffering from. Just remember one thing… NEVER give up hope! You have the right to be healthy, happy, disease and pain free. There is hope out there somewhere. What about any studies proving the ability of this marvellous herb? Like I mentioned earlier, there are many medical studies and on top of that thousands upon thousands of testimonies of healing and pain relief. The great thing about medical Cannabis is that it has been shown to be useful in such a wide range of situations. It is something that we should very seriously pursue as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms and aggressiveness of PTSD. God knows our vets deserve relief for what they have to live with each and every day of their life AB (after battle). So what has it been shown to help with? Just to name a few: Killing Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, Crohn’s Disease, Glaucoma, Pain Relief, Migraines, Gout, Diabetes, Alcohol Abuse, Epilepsy, asthma, Insomnia and the list goes on. Do you have any of the listed items or know someone that suffers from one or more of them? I bet so. There are numerous studies that show results favourable to and actual proof of ability to control and/or cure some diseases without the horrific side effects we see in the use of so many FDA approved medicines. One site that lists such studies done in the UK and some in the United States can be found at; https://londoncannabisclub.com/20-medicalstudies-prove-cannabis-can-cure-cancer/ and
another site that lists access to numerous other studies from our own (American.Ed) governmental body the National Institute of Health, can be accessed at; http://themindunleashed. org/2013/12/34-medical-studies-proving-cannabis-cures-cancer.html. My whole belief is that we have the right to make our own choices in healthcare and even as I write this we are making headway into bringing Cannabis treatment closer to a reality for anyone that wants it as opposed to or in conjunction with pharmaceutical drug treatments. As always I just want you to do something…anything to at least start your own research into this amazing herbal product so that you can be informed enough to make a rational decision that is best for you. Knowledge will always be your friend. God bless and may he keep you healthy and happy!
More info can be found at: n www.cureyourowncancer.org/dosage.html n https://londoncannabisclub.com/20-medicalstudies-prove-cannabis-can-cure-cancer/ n www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/ abs/6603236a.html n http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748.abstract n http://themindunleashed.org/2013/12/34medical-studies-proving-cannabis-curescancer.html n http://cannabismedicalworld.blogspot.com/ n www.theweedblog.com/how-to-make-fullcannabis-oil-extract/
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If You’re Someone Who Drinks Alcohol Regularly, By Alanna Ketler
You Need To Read This
WISH I HAD learned the following information years ago, or had at least been more mindful of it. While I do believe it is common knowledge that alcohol is not particularly good for us, I don’t believe very many of us know just how bad it is. I myself was shocked to learn that it is a known carcinogen, and was further surprised to discover that regular alcohol consumption actually inhibits the body’s natural ability to produce crucial vitamins. Considering alcohol is a depressant, this information makes clear how negatively it can impact both mental and physical health, often leading to a vicious cycle of self medication. Let’s take a look at some of the long term negative effects of alcohol on the body.
Known Carcinogen Many studies clearly correlate alcohol consumption and cancer development, linking moderate to regular alcohol consumption to the following types of cancer: Head and neck cancer, Esophagal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and more. “Based on extensive reviews of research studies, there is a strong scientific consensus of an association between alcohol drinking and several types of cancer.” National Cancer Institute
Decreased Vitamin B12 Production Studies have shown that drinking alcohol in excess compromises your vitamin B12 levels; if you are already or become deficient in this crucial vitamin, your health may suffer
greatly. Recent studies have also concluded that even regular, moderate use of alcohol can impact your B12 levels.
who you did it with. Over time, this can make it difficult to remember events that happen even while sober.
Decreased Vitamin D & Calcium Absorption
What Happens To The Body Right Away And Especially The Next Day?
Alcohol interferes with the pancreas and its ability to absorb calcium and vitamin D. Alcohol also affects the liver, which is important for activating vitamin D, necessary for proper calcium absorption. This cascade of effects can lead to difficulties with bone regeneration.
Liver Damage (Cirrhosis) Liver cirrhosis occurs when the liver becomes scarred, and while a number of things can cause this, a common cause of this is alcohol abuse. Cirrhosis of the liver can be very serious, even fatal, and often the only way to reverse it is through surgery.
Depressant As appealing and even empowering as the feeling of lowered inhibitions and increased confidence can be, alcohol is a depressant which lowers serotonin levels in the brain. Many people turn to alcohol to alleviate depression, but many actually develop it because of alcohol, hence why this can become a very vicious cycle for some people.
Memory Loss Consuming alcohol slows down processes in the brain, often resulting in memory loss. Excessive drinking, moreover, can result in complete “black-outs,” causing you to forget where you were, what you did, and even
Alcohol irritates the stomach and intestines, which causes an inflamed stomach lining and delayed stomach emptying. You are becoming dehydrated, the consumption of 50 g of alcohol in 250 milliliters (mL) of water (i.e. approximately 4 drinks) causes the elimination of 600 to 1,000 mL (or up to 1 quart) of water over several hours. Alcohol inhibits glutamate production, glutamate is a stimulant whose job is to keep us awake. However, when our alcohol blood-levels reach zero (i.e., hangover time), our body reacts by overproducing this stimulant,which results in in broken sleeps. According to this research, a possible explanation for alcohol induced hangovers is that alcohol effects the neurotransmitters, histamine, serotonin and prostglandins.
How Much Is Too Much? According to the Canadian Centre For Addiction and Mental Health, women should drink no more than 10 drinks per week with no more than 2 drinks a day. Men should drink no more than 15 drinks a week, with no more than 3 on one day. And you are not supposed to drink daily. I don’t know about you, but on a day that I go out and plan to drink it’s very rare that I would consume only 2 drinks. For instance, in the U.S.
one out of ever six adults binge drinks 4 times a month with an average of 8 drinks per binge. Some Personal Thoughts On The Matter Learning how detrimental alcohol truly is for our health really made the “truthseeker” in me wonder why it is promoted so heavily in mainstream media. It’s not often you see a TV show or a movie where the characters aren’t regularly consuming copious amounts of alcohol, and both these characters or those in alcohol advertisements are portrayed, to varying degrees, as sexy, cool, spontaneous, and fun. In fact the promotion of alcohol in mainstream commercialism was reported to have spent 8 billion on advertising between 2002-2009. While knowledge of alcohol’s dangers is nowhere near as common as that of, say, smoking, that still leaves the question, why is it kept in the dark? A lot of information is coming forward these days about how sugar is the tobacco of the 21st century and so on, but it seems the truth about alcohol’s dangers are largely being ignored. Even many popular alternative health blogs don’t seem to pay too much attention to the idea. Is this because so many people enjoy alcohol and the way it makes them feel and would rather turn a blind eye? Or is there a vested interest in keeping this information quiet? Not to be a total Negative Nancy, but this all reminds me of George Orwell’s 1984 and how the deprived characters of the story were just given alcohol as a way to keep them happy and help them escape their otherwise miserable existence.
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The Rise of the Political Psychopath By John W. Whitehead
juanmatus.com oliticians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.” — Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at Harvard Medical School
Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the obvious question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?“ The answer, then and now, remains the same: None. There is no difference between psychopaths and politicians. Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite, entrench the military industrial complex, and spare little thought for the impact their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens. Psychopaths and politicians both have a tendency to be selfish, callous, remorseless
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corporation (artificial person). This allows the government to do business with us and have jurisdiction over us. Do you understand now why the word government means “to rule the mind”? To learn more about the legal name game, read this empowering article titled The Legal Name Game to Enslave Your Soul. http://omnithought.org/legalname-game-to-enslave-yoursoul/2026 Here are some great quotes from the article titled The U.S. Constitution Con: Why Freedom in the USA is an Illusion about the dangers of a corrupt government: http://omnithought.org/u-s -constitution-con-why-freedom-in -usa-is-illusion/2568 n Criminals are a small minority in any age or community. And the harm they have dome to mankind is infinitesimal when compared to the horrors – the bloodshed, the wars, the persecution, the famines, the enslavements, the wholesale destruction – perpetrated by mankind’s governments. Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights – When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights,
users of others, irresponsible, pathological liars, glib, con artists, lacking in remorse and shallow. Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyle, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles and possess unrealistic goals. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about Democrats or Republicans, that’s the pathetic illusion of freedom of choice. Political psychopaths are all largely cut from the same pathological cloth, brimming with seemingly easy charm and boasting calculating minds. Such leaders eventually create pathocracies—totalitarian societies bent on power, control, and destruction of both freedom in general and those who exercise their
a government is men’s deadliest enemy. ... What, then, do they (Humans) want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion; not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man – to protect person and property – to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak – in a word, to administer justice. This is the natural, the original, office of a government. It was not intended to do less: it ought not to be allowed to do more — (The Man Versus the State) n It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. All power it has is what society gives it, plus what it confiscates from time to time on one pretext or another; there is no other source from which State power can be drawn. Therefore every assumption of State power, whether by gift or seizure, leaves society with so much less power;
freedoms. Once psychopaths gain power, the result is usually some form of totalitarian government or a pathocracy. “At that point, the government operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups,” author James G. Long notes. “We are currently witnessing deliberate polarizations of American citizens, illegal actions, and massive and needless acquisition of debt. This is typical of psychopathic systems, and very similar things happened in the Soviet Union as it overextended and collapsed.” In other words, electing a psychopath to public office is tantamount to national harakiri, the ritualized act of self-annihilation, selfdestruction and suicide. It signals the demise of democratic government and lays the groundwork for a totalitarian regime that is legalistic, militaristic, inflexible, intolerant and inhuman. So why do we keep doing it over and over again? There’s no shortage of dire warnings about the devastation that could be wrought if any one of the current crop of candidates running for the White House gets elected. Yet
there is never, nor can be, any strengthening of State power without a corresponding and roughly equivalent depletion of social power. ... Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war,
where the doomsayers go wrong is by ignoring the damage that has already been inflicted on our nation and its citizens by a psychopathic government (and all the other ones festering metastasizing throughout the world. Ed.). According to investigative journalist Zack Beauchamp, “In 2012, a group of psychologists evaluated every President from Washington to Bush II using ‘psychopathy trait estimates derived from personality data completed by historical experts on each president.’ They found that presidents tended to have the psychopath’s characteristic fearlessness and low anxiety levels — traits that appear to help Presidents, but also might cause them to make reckless decisions that hurt other people’s lives.” The willingness to prioritize power above all else, including the welfare of their fellow human beings, ruthlessness, callousness and an utter lack of conscience are among the defining traits of the sociopath. When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, jailed if we dare step out of line, and then punished unjustly without remorse—all the while refusing to own up to its failings—we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic. Instead, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, what we are experiencing is a pathocracy: tyranny at the hands of a psycho-
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and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem — Howard Zinn
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By L.J. Devon
omewhere deep inside every one of us, beating as natural as a heart’s pulse, is innocence and goodness. Somewhere deep inside, our inner child desires a sense of freedom, to take up the calling of who we are, to build something of our own, to explore the unknown, to be unique. Somehow along the way we’ve been instructed to follow along, to get in line, to learn a certain way. As our childhood innocence and desire for freedom is beaten out of us, we become adults constantly searching for meaning – always drawn back to a box of comfort, of confinement. Our childhood experiences determine much of our psychology as adults. Allowing our children to play outside freely in an unstructured, natural environment may be one of the best decisions we ever make as parents. Letting children create games and play along freely with their friends provides them with ideal conditions so that they can develop leadership skills, teamwork, problem solving skills and visionary traits. It’s these qualities that help them adapt to the challenges of real life as they grow up. I remember the way I felt when I was 12, cutting trails through the woods, building bridges across creeks with fallen longs, erecting tree houses and forts with scrap lumber. It was these moments of unadulterated childhood freedom that I remember the most to this day. It’s these moments, hammering nails and hanging out of trees, where I was alive, creating my own space, adapting to my surroundings. Sometimes it’s as simple as a sandbox, a bicycle ride with friends, or making games up on a trampoline. The possibilities are endless. I remember playing late into the summer evenings, in muddy ditches and creeks, shooting hoops and playing pickup football games.
Why Kids Who Play Outside Are Smarter, More Creative And Better Adapted To The Challenges Of Real Life Electronics stunting children’s ability to adapt to the real challenges in life Today, free-spirited childhood experiences are being replaced with artificial reality and long hours behind electronic screens. As face-to-face interaction disappears, children lose their ability to communicate, to dream. The stereotypical American child now spends an average of seven hours inside, behind an electronic device! How will they ever be able to cope with the real world when half their waking childhood is consumed in an artificial world?
The upcoming generations are being deprived of their inherent creative abilities. As they are consumed with electronic devices day and night, their interpersonal and innerpersonal growth is stunted. By being separated from nature, the mud, the trees, the birds and the bees, children lose their connection with all life. According to a study from the University of Michigan, just being outside with nature improves the memory and attention of children. On top of that, children who play outside are healthier and smarter, because their im-
mune systems are exposed to the real world of germs and therefore allowed to adapt to it all. According to a Swedish study, when children engage in cardiovascular, outdoor activities, specific proteins and growth factors actually stimulate their brains. Organizing children’s lives and planning their academic success stunts their problemsolving skills later in life The more we organize and micromanage our children’s activities, the more we stunt their ability to figure things out on their own. Parents feel so pressured to get their children to succeed, that they push them into organized clubs, groups and extracurricular activities. Many times children just need unstructured, free-flowing, imaginative fun, where they make the rules – where they run freely through the woods, the yard and the neighbourhood. It’s hard to fathom, but the average (North) American child today only spends 30 minutes outside in unstructured play. Those 30 minutes outside each day would never have been enough for me growing up. Sometimes our kids need free time to just lie in the grass, catch bugs, talk with friends or drift into imaginative thought for hours. As we script and plan our children’s activities and force them into structured environments, they go into adulthood and become followers, herded and shut up. Our number one goal should NOT be to push them toward academic excellence or to push a college plan on them at age 12. Kids need freedom to make up their own minds, to pursue their own paths, just like adults. If we continue to script their lives for them, they will grow into adulthood as dependents, clinging to false versions of themselves. As they strive to conform to the structure that’s been thrust upon them, they become too afraid to venture onto paths of their own.
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O A WORLD raised on conventional foods and thinking, scientists and consumers alike have been touting the nutritional value and overall healthfulness of organics. And as a new study reveals more insight into the value of organics, those who before avoided the truth are once again forced to as the question: Is organic food really inherently healthier than conventionally grown? Yes. Here’s how.
Higher Omega-3’s In Organics After reviewing over 150 papers on organic vs. non-organic meat and dairy products, a group of 25 scientists published their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition on the very clear differences between the two. What they found throughout their study was that the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in organic meat and dairy products are consistently about twice as abundant in organic as opposed to non-organic. They found that organic milk products have on average 56% more omega-3’s, while organic meats have around 47% more. Omega-3’s play a role in a wide variety of functions in the body. Because of their apparent ability to help the heart beat at a steady rhythm, having an adequate intake of omega-3’s can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. They also help to lower blood pressure, improve blood vessel function, and in higher doses can ease inflammation, therefor lowering the risk of atherosclerosis. “Our study suggests that switching to organic would go some way towards improving intakes of these important nutrients” – Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University Considering that the human brain is made up mainly of omega-3 fatty acids, having
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a higher intake of this important fatty acid gives a much more positive impact on neurological function and development than a lower intake.
European Commission, was shown to be almost 50% less prevalent in organic crops than conventionally grown ones. “The evidence from this study is overwhelming – that organic food is high in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals and pesticides.” — Professor Carlo Leifert
Organic Food Provides More Antioxidants A similar study that was also published in the British Journal of Nutrition leads us to the same conclusions, but with different evidence. This previous study, which also found clear differences between organics and nonorganics (natural food vs. poisoned. Ed), was the precursor to the more recent study on dairy & meats, and further supports the pro-organics argument. After reviewing 343 studies on ‘the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops’, the team of 18 found that switching to organic fruit, vegetables, and cereal would provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Fruits and vegetables are typically rich in antioxidants that can prevent or delay certain types of cell damage. Because of their ability to interact with and neutralize free radicals, observational studies show that antioxidants may play a role in treating or preventing cancer. However, no controlled studies have been conducted on the effects of antioxidants for treating cancer.
Conclusion Selenium, lycopene, lutein, and vitamins A, C, and E are all antioxidants.
Lower Levels of Pesticides And Other Harmful Compounds Not surprisingly, the same study found further differences between the two types of foods. Differences in nitrogen levels between the two were found to be quite large. Concentrations of nitrites were 87%, nitrates 30%, and nitrogen 10% lower in organic crops. Pesticides, such as Monsanto’s carcinogenic glyphosate, were another harmful compound which had lower concentrations in organic produce, leveling at 400% more likely to be found in conventional crops than organic ones! Heavy metals, which can be very destructive to the body, were also found in higher concentrations in non-organic produce. Cadmium, which is one of just three heavy metals along with lead and mercury that has a maximum contamination level in foods set by the
In a world filled with unnatural toxins and nearly ever-increasing illness, the demand for truly natural and healthy foods is gaining momentum. By choosing to eat organic, we are not only making the decision to live happier and healthier lives ourselves, but are inspiring others to do the same and to learn about the nature of our food supply. The age of organic is here, but only you can make the difference in going from a world of illness to a world of health.
About the Author Phillip Schneider is a student and a contributing author to Waking Times. This article (New Studies Give More Proof Organic Foods Far Superior for Health & Wellness) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Phillip Schneider and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
The Shaman Within Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body
By Therese Wade
e live in a sea of subtle energies. We can become conscious of them and learn to use them.
Ancient cultures understood that we live in a vast sea of energy. They understood that the planets and stars are conscious beings who communicate with each other. They believed that the trees serve as antennas, which allow natural subtle energies and information to flow up from the Earth to the stars and planets, and from all other celestial bodies into the Earth. They taught that everything and every being has consciousness and channels this energy according to its capabilities, to help facilitate this essential cosmic dialogue. In fact, they understood that all matter, including the physical body, is a gathering of this universal energy. They recognized that our thoughts and emotions are a form of energy, and that when these are in harmony with the living universal energy field, we become clear channels. Then, the life force of the Earth and cosmos flows through us more smoothly and abundantly, guiding our evolution as new perspectives are revealed and advanced abilities are awakened within us. These abilities include heightened creativity, extrasensory perception and the ability to bring about dramatic physical healing. Shamans learn to feel, sense and use this energy without filtering or distorting it. They often refer to this process as becoming a “hollow bone”. We transmit and receive energy. This universal sea of energy, called Qi in China and Prana in India, circulates through our bodies, interacts with the electromagnetic spectrum and includes other subtler energies not yet understood by western science. It is the foundation for the practice of acupuncture, where thin needles are used to assist the flow of vital energy through meridians in the body. It is the inner force that advanced martial artists cultivate and direct outward. The Hopis of the American Southwest use the term Kachina to describe the world of subtle energies. They perform rituals and ceremonies to interact with the Kachina in order to attract rain to grow their crops, and to receive healing and other benefits. The Dogon people of Africa call the channel through which the Earth projects energies through us, the Bayuali. They call the channel through which we receive energies from the cosmos, the Yenu. The Dogon believe that it is our responsibility as humans
to become clear channels who ease the flow of cosmic energies rather than interfere with or obstruct them. Although western medicine limits its focus to electromagnetic energies, it does acknowledge that the human body functions as a two-way antenna. Doctors use tools such as ECG’s and EEG’s to determine whether a patient is still alive by measuring the electrical energy being transmitted from within that patient’s body. They understand that our bodies receive information from electromagnetic fields in our environment to regulate circadian rhythms, such as our sleep-wake cycles. Scientific studies indicate that the spinal cord (containing cerebro-spinal fluid which is conductive) acts as a natural antenna and that DNA serves as a fractal antenna, capable of operating at many different frequencies simultaneously. It is also interesting to note that the U.S. army demonstrated that trees work as remarkably good antennas for wireless communication and used them for this purpose during the Vietnam War.
7.83 HZ: The Earth and cosmos exchange energy and information. Nikola Tesla – the physicist whose inventions laid the foundation for our modern use of electricity and wireless technologies such as alternating current, radio, x-ray, radar and remote control – discovered that the Earth receives, stores and transmits energy. In 1899, he built a lab in Colorado Springs on the summit of Pikes Peak, a site considered sacred by the Hopi and Ute Indians. While running experiments there, he detected extremely low frequency (ELF) waves of electromagnetic energy being naturally transmitted within the cavity between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere, 80 kilometres above the Earth. He discovered that within these ELF waves, those that vibrated at about 8 cycles per second (8 Hz), flowed more smoothly between the Earth and ionosphere, with less resistance and greater amplitude (force or power). He believed it was possible to use this innate frequency of approximately 8 Hz as a carrier wave to transmit information and power without wires, to any part of the world. Tesla was deeply interested in preserv-
ing the Earth’s natural resources for future generations. He spoke fervently about the need to discontinue the use of fuel as a power source. His goal was to harness “the very wheelwork of nature” by tapping into the natural and renewable storage battery that exists between the Earth and the ionosphere. He was unable to obtain sufficient funding to complete projects involving the wireless transmission of power, however his idea of the wireless transmission of information led to the invention of both AM and FM radio. Tesla also stated that during his time at Pikes Peak, he recorded radio waves being emitted from the cosmos to the Earth. Countries around the world now use radio waves to analyze the composition of stars and planets. In 1952, a physicist named Schumann measured the resonant frequency of the Earth-ionosphere cavity more specifically to be 7.83 Hz (confirming Tesla’s calculations of approximately 8 Hz). The Earth transmits and receives a measurable energetic frequency that surrounds all life on this planet. It has been discovered that the human brain, while in a deep state of meditation, lowers its brainwave oscillations to harmonize with the Earth’s resonant frequency. We tune into this cosmic dialogue of energies by adjusting the frequency of our brainwaves. In Shamanic traditions, drums have long been used to produce rhythmic vibrations that assist the Shaman in attuning his/ her mind with the living universal energy field. In this state of altered consciousness, the Shamanic practitioner is able to interact with the non-physical world. They channel and transmit subtle universal energies to help heal themselves and others. They also receive information in the form of vivid imagery, thoughts, words and ideas communicated to them by guides and ancestors from the spirit world. This shamanic tradition has been studied using EEG tests. Results showed that the brainwave pattern of the subjects slowed down into a theta state. This state is entered when the majority of brainwaves transmitted by the subject, begin oscillating at a frequency of 4-8 cycles per second (4-8 Hz).
EEG studies performed on regular meditators revealed that they also enter this theta state during periods of deep meditation. Those who practice a consistent meditation routine often report experiencing a shift in their awareness of surrounding energies, sudden realizations, colourful visions, new abilities and emotional and physical healing. They also report that the more often they meditate, the easier it becomes to access this altered state. Tesla was aware of this living universal energy field. In his article, Man’s Greatest Achievement, he used Vedic terms such as Prana and Akasha to describe this field, from which all perceptible matter is generated. He said that he accumulated many of his ideas while alone in deep meditation. He called himself “a sensitive receiver” and reported seeing visions and receiving premonitions, including one that helped him to prevent his friends from boarding a train that later crashed. He disclosed that he had a photographic memory and described visualizing his inventions in such detail that he could operate the device in his mind, then make improvements to it and provide precise and correct measurements without ever even drawing a sketch. A shamanic practitioner explained to me that we all continuously receive and transmit energy and information through this subtle universal field. However we spend much of our time in the higher frequency beta brainwave state (15-30 Hz) associated with alertness, logic, critical reasoning and stress. This distracts us from the subtler energies and inhibits their flow through our bodies. We could compare this to having our car radio tuned into the same station all the time, not knowing that we can adjust the dial. Adjusting our brainwaves to the Earth’s natural frequency of approximately 8 Hz through regular meditation is like turning the dial on your radio to a new station. While tuned in we receive more life force and information from the universe. At this frequency, we also transmit energy with the benefit of constructive interference. This term, used in physics, describes the increased amplitude (force or power) that occurs
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of the body or is brought to the surface where it can be acknowledged, processed and then released. The newly liberated fascial threads reintegrate with the whole, as the fascial network begins to function like an orchestra playing in harmony again. The life force from the Earth and stars flows more smoothly through the body and the regenerative processes return.
Illness and injury are an opportunity to evolve
when two waves of the same frequency come together. When we harmonize our brainwaves with the natural frequency of the planet, our intentions are transmitted with the force of the Earth behind them, giving them much more power and direction.
New abilities are awakened within us In a previous article, Your Cells Are Listening, How Talking to Your Body Helps You Heal, I wrote about a surprising ability that was awakened within me after several months of dedicated meditation. This is the ability to converse with my body through words, and receive dramatic physical responses. As I talked with my leg – where I was experiencing severe pain and partial paralysis caused by a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy – I suddenly felt scar tissue unwinding under my skin, nerves firing and energy moving along defined pathways through my calf. My calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control, as electriclike jolts continued to shoot through the area. Through a series of conversations with my leg, I was able to completely restore function to the muscles. Realizing the broad potential of this mind-body technique, I organized my approach into a system that I could teach to clients, called Antara (Sanskrit for within). Experiences we have encountered in our lifetime and how we have processed them determines the way our body funnels universal energies. By communicating with different tissues in my body, it became clear that changes in the connective tissue called fascia were responsible for unwinding the tension and scar tissue, freeing the impinged nerves, unblocking the acupuncture channels and allowing communication to be restored between my nerves and my muscles. The fascial network is a thin, very strong, threedimensional net of biological fabric, containing many layers which envelope and infuse every other tissue in your body. Providing integrity and elasticity, the fascia holds your organs in place and aligns your spine and joints while allowing
mobility. It also provides pathways for blood threads. Each thread vibrates with life force vessels, nerves and lymphatic vessels to travel similarly to how a string on a guitar vibrates through, so that nutrients and hormones can be when waves of energy travel through it. When delivered to every cell and toxins can be carried you tighten a guitar string by twisting the tunaway to be eliminated. The fascia also serves as ing key, this raises the pitch (the frequency of the supporting physical material for the acuvibration of the string). When the tonicity or puncture meridian system. Physical trauma can tension of the fascial threads change, their frelead to increased tension and quency of vibration also changes, the formation of scar tissue and the body becomes an out of within the fascial network. tune instrument. This alters the This causes the fascia to resonance allowance of the body shorten and tighten, which or the range of frequencies that can impinge nerves, disrupt the body naturally channels. the flow of blood, lymph and Often while communicating energy and pull the spine and with my own body, I would feel joints out of alignment. very obvious unwinding sensaWhile applying and tions in my fascia, and each time teaching this technique, I that I was able to release a new have observed that emotionline of tension or layer of scar tisal trauma also plays a role in sue, I would experience an intense fascial tension and scar tisdream that very same evening. sue. According to shamanic The dreams would usually involve belief, physical tissues at the people, relationships or events deepest level, are a gatherfrom my past – usually those that ing or concentration of I haven’t thought about in a emotional energy. All very long time. Occasionally © Cedron Mark Sterling LMP physical life forms begin the dreams would be based with a single emotional on primal fears (or possibly impulse. Emotional energy is the trellis that past life experiences) rather than anything I physical bodies grow on. My experience with have experienced in this lifetime. the Antara method suggests that the fascial netClients also report being surprised by the work in the body is a physical representation of unexpected emotions or dreams that surface what I call emotional latticework. Each of us while they are practicing Antara. This is true builds our own unique emotional latticework in both gradual and sudden onset cases of within our body that is formed from the energy chronic pain. It seems that the energy of unexof both positive and negative emotions. Stress, pressed emotions can compromise the tonicity unresolved traumas, and suppressed emotions of the fascia, and interfere with the normal can build a complicated energetic latticework healing process after injury. At some point the containing disharmonious frequencies that emotion becomes trapped within the tissue. seem to change the tonicity of the fascia and The Antara process unwinds the fascia and interfere with energy flow. Imagine the fascia releases the trapped energy, and then the emoas a biological fabric made up of many long tion is experienced as it either easily flows out
In Shamanic teaching, illness that does not respond to conventional treatment often indicates a spiritual initiation process that leads to the disruption of normal life and withdrawal from the mundane world. The individual undergoes a period of physical, psychological and spiritual trial, where they must feel, understand and integrate the most difficult experiences of their life. By seeking answers to the mysteries of life and by turning inward through meditation, new levels of awareness are reached. The individual gains freedom from self-imposed restrictions and oppressive environments (both of which can manifest as tension in the fascial network that resists energy flow). They realize that every physical challenge, every emotion, and every person that crosses their path has been a stimulant for their own evolution and are able to navigate life with more inner peace and trust in the process. With less interference, they begin to channel universal life force more freely and discover surprising abilities within. This transformation can lead them to a higher purpose or destiny than previously imagined. They are given the opportunity to heal themselves and then share what they have learned while making a lasting contribution to the world. The Antara method is the result of my own experiments with focused intention during deep meditation. While in a brainwave state attuned with the Earth’s natural resonance, my intentions to communicate with my body are transmitted with greater power and direction. With the support of the Earth and Cosmos and the cooperation of my physical body, I was able to manifest dramatic and profound physical healing. We exist in a living universal energy field. Each one of us can become conscious of this field and learn to better cooperate with it in order to overcome challenges, and to fulfill our higher destinies in this life.
About the Author Therese Wade received her Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2003. Her combined experience with Chinese medicine, shamanic studies, and kundalini meditation are integrated within her approach to mind– body–spirit medicine. Please visit AntaraHealingArts.com for more information and online source documentation. This article (The Shaman Within: Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body) was originally created and published by Therese Wade, and is published here with permission.
By Bob O’Hearn
Letting go of your Thoughts to become your True Self “To know that you do not know, that is true knowledge.” ~Sri Nisargadatta
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spiritual enough”, or the opposite, such as “I am better than my peers, I am prettier than the others, I am more enlightened”, and so on ad infinitum. All such manufactured images are based on thought energy with which we identify, and which become our prison cages as we do so.
IND CANNOT BE used to grasp mind. The more we try to grasp the mind, the more we realize that we are only grasping air. Actually, if we search for the mind, we will not find any such entity. All we will find are thoughts, and even if we try and fixate on a thought, it will be like trying to hold on to smoke. In fact, if we were not so attached to the concept of linear time and could achieve a birth-to-death overview (we can: it’s called the recapitulation. Ed.), we would recognize that our attempts to hold on to any aspect of life — relations, possessions, dreams, ideals and beliefs, and even our self-images — are just as much of a futile endeavor as attempting to grab empty space. Based upon various conditioning factors, we tend by habit to identify with thought energy. In the process, we develop the conviction that what we think is what we are. In this way, consciousness itself can seem like a limitation, contracting down into various afflicted self-images, such as “I am not worthy, I am too fat, I am not smart enough, or rich enough, or
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fictional narratives of “me and mine”. Once we have been able to relax our attention to the point where we are no longer impulsively drawn into our thought-stories, but instead stabilized in the position of pure witnessing, we can inquire even further. For instance, if we turn our attention around and try to cling to or grasp this witness, we discover that we can’t do that either, any more than we can grasp any other dreamy fabrication of consciousness. The witness cannot grasp the witness, just as the eye cannot see itself. In this direct recognition, the witness (which is still a form of mental construct) falls away too. It represents a slight grasping at an identity, a subtle obstruction. In reality, there is no separate “awareness” that is witnessing experiences.
during, and after thoughts, memories, sensations, perceptions, and all transient self-images arise and dissolve. It is here where we can come to rest, in this ineffable stillness. The only “inner voice” now is silence. In silence, there is no need for some conceptual understanding. Indeed, when only awareness remains, who is there left to understand? Hence, the great Korean Zen master Chinul wrote: “Simply knowing that there is nothing you need to understand is in fact seeing the [true] nature.” Just so, trying to “figure it all out” by using the analytical intellect may earn one a philosophy credential, but that is nothing like directly seeing one’s true nature. The best service that the intellect can render is to point to who and what we are, but we must leave all notional constructs behind if we are yearning for direct recognition/realization, in the same way we can appreciate and utilize a bread recipe, but we would never confuse the recipe for the bread itself. Facts and information will never amount to true intuitive wisdom, but merely create more hamster wheels.
We are the Witness of Thoughts However, if we take a step back and just let thoughts come and go without attaching any personal significance to them, it becomes apparent that we are not the thoughts, but the witness of thoughts. We are not the passing traffic, but the space in which the traffic flows. This primordial space need not become anything other than itself, but simply abide as itself, regardless of the passing parade. Nor need we – we are complete just as we are, and need not be dependent on any temporary neural stream of thought energy to contract our infinite being and squeeze it into the cramped
We are not the passing traffic, but the space in which the traffic flows. Stillness and Silence What remains when all grasping falls away is pure aware spaciousness, the motionless, timeless background. It is our true nature — prior to,
The only “inner voice” now is silence. The “Don’t Know Mind” This is why the Zen sages, among other Realizers, recommend practicing with “don’t know mind”. Of course, this does not mean that one somehow refuses to discriminate in the objective world, indulging in blatant ignorance
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By Vincent Di Stefano www.Countercurrents.org
HE MELT DOWN of three nuclear reactors at Fukushima in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami of 11th March 2011 seems to have quietly slipped out of our collective awareness – as quietly as the cauldrons of radioactive elements that were once within the active cores of the reactors invisibly bleed into the groundwaters and seawaters of the region. This event has become yet another minor detail in the distorted mosaic of ruin that mirrors the latter days of a civilization in free-fall. Arnie Gundersen is looking a little weathered these days. He has just returned from a five-week long speaking tour of Japan. He spent much of that time in Health the company of many Researchers whose lives have been Turn Blind indelibly seared by the Fukushima catastroEye to phe. What he reports Casualties is unlikely to appear in — Page 23 the mainstream media, but such has ever been the case when it comes to the hidden machinations of big government and big business. What Gundersen has to say is worth closely attending to. As a nuclear engineer, he has been deeply involved in the American nuclear industry for over four decades. He has a special interest in the design and safety of containment structures and holds a patent for a nuclear safety device. He has also managed and coordinated nuclear projects at 70 nuclear power plants in the US and is a former nuclear industry senior
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and confusion. The intellectual faculty is an amazing tool, and completely necessary for ordinary navigation in this psycho-physical realm, but the proper utilization of “don’t know mind” reaches beyond the domain of the story-making mind. In that sense, it is not anticonceptual but trans-conceptual. Practicing with “don’t know mind” simply entails the recognition that no conceptual understanding, regardless of how seemingly profound, amounts to truth. Indeed, in the spiritual process of awakening, the presumption of knowledge is more often a hindrance, a superimposed fantasy of interpretation on perception and experience, and ultimately constitutes just more excess baggage one needs to discard, if they are serious about waking up. This is also why the Advaita sage Nisargadatta says: “Everybody is trying to understand the meaning of all this. You are not understanding because you have all the swaddling clothes of “I-am-this-or-that.” Remove them. The ultimate point of view is that there is nothing to understand, so when we try to understand, we are only indulging in the acrobatics of mind.”
The ultimate point of view is that there is nothing to understand. Buried Emotional Traumas and Old Psychological Wounds Nevertheless, it is not enough to merely glimpse one’s true nature. The sincere aspirant must return again and again to the depths of direct insight and recognition until the effort itself becomes spontaneous. In the process, the trans-
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Fukushima reactors 3 and 4. vice-president. He knows the industry well, particularly its toxic underbelly. Arnie Gundersen served as an expert witness in the investigation of the 1979 Three Mile Island accident, and found that releases of radioactivity from that particular event were 15 times higher than the figures published subsequently in a government report. He is no stranger to the prevarication and deceit that have too often accompanied statements made by the nuclear industry and its government supporters. Gundersen has been an active critic of the nuclear industry for over two decades. More recently, he has co-authored a Greenpeace International report on Fukushima. He was among the first North
formed intellect can now serve in assisting us to integrate what we have learned, to the point where we are able to fully embody the awakened vision in all the ways we live and relate. What we may discover in this process is that it is one thing to see our true nature, but another thing altogether when it comes to applying that recognition to all the afflictive states we have become habituated to (and not just from this life, but lives reaching back beyond memory, that nevertheless still impact and even afflict us with unresolved conflicts). Buried emotional traumas and old psychological wounds need to be brought into the light of the conscious process of recognition, where they can be dissolved by the grace of our awakened regard. Beyond this process of insight into our true nature and progressive application in every nook and cranny of our lives, is there more to be discovered? Again, Sri Nisargadatta gives us a pointed clue when he notes: “Whatever spiritual things you aspire to know are all happening in this objective world, in the illusion; all your activities, material and spiritual, are in this illusion; all your activities. All this is happening in the objective world, all is dishonesty, there is no truth is this fraud.”
Buried emotional traumas and old psychological wounds need to be brought into the light . Living in the Unknown Perhaps intuited in glimpses along the way, coming to terms with the illusionary nature of all phenomena can still prove to be a challenge. Once again, ordinary knowledge
American commentators to speak publicly and forcefully on the implications of Fukushima in the days and weeks after the meltdowns. And since that time, he has been tireless in his efforts to provide an informed narrative of developments at Fukushima and their consequences for both the inhabitants of Japan and on the global community. Arnie Gunderson reports that the Japanese Government continues to put the interests of Japanese banks and power companies ahead of the safety of its people. Within a short time of the Fukushima meltdowns in 2011, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) who were in power at that time arbitrarily raised the “acceptable” limits of radiation exposure twenty-fold: from 1 millisievert (mSv)/ year – the maximum dose recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection – to 20 mSv/ year. In 1998, over a decade beforehand, Rosalie Bertell presented the findings of a number of independent studies published in peer-reviewed journals, including the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed unequivocally that radiation doses
can usually only muddle things, adding more complication and contradiction. The western teacher Adyashanti put it succinctly when he said, “all true knowing arises out of the unknown and is an expression of the unknown.” Certainly, we have learned by now that resorting to logic and human reason will not really serve us well in this passage. Only by once again letting go and falling into the unknown can we paradoxically find our footing on this journey. Here, mystics such as St. John of the Cross suggests: “Beyond human knowledge and understanding, in order to come to union with the wisdom of God, the soul has to proceed rather by unknowing than by knowing.” Rather than being some kind of negative experience (as the intellect might perceive it), living in the unknown can provide us with an extraordinary source of freedom and happiness. To really see things as they are, to recognize phenomena as empty of all solidity and yet luminous in its fragile beauty, is actually enormously blissful and satisfying. Really, to play in the dream, having recognized it as a dream, is true enjoyment! The magnificent medieval ecstatic Blessed Angela of Foligno expressed it perfectly when she wrote: “The joy of the saints is a joy of incomprehension; they understand that they cannot understand.”
Living in the unknown can provide us with an extraordinary source of freedom and happiness. The Definition of True Freedom
as low as 2.5 mSv/year were associated with significant increases in the incidence of leukaemias and myelomas, and cancers of the pancreas, lungs and female reproductive organs in nuclear industry workers. As Japanese medical practitioners begin to encounter the effects of radiation exposure in their patients – particularly children – the government now refuses to pay doctors who record a diagnosis of radiation-induced sickness in their patients. This will come as no surprise to those who followed the actions of the Soviet government and later, the Russian, Ukraine and Belarus governments in their concerted suppression of medical reports dealing with the consequences of radiation exposure on the lives of their citizens after the Chernobyl meltdown.
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Temporary housing for Fukushima evacuees Over 100,000 people are still not able to return to their homes in Fukushima prefecture since the meltdowns. In a disturbing disclosure, Gundersen reveals that many of the evacuees have received
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True freedom from limitation only manifests when one is able to thoroughly inspect, see through, and discard the programmed descriptions or stories about reality that constitute the known, and not just for a moment’s respite, but continuously. This involves letting go of clinging to provisional meanings (that are typically second hand anyway), all fixation on conceptual identities that we take to be who and what we are, all solidified positions, and all conditioned filters on experience that keep us misdirected and entranced. If not, then our life will merely amount to a manifestation of what the mind thinks it knows – a circular game of self-confirmation, grasping at the false security of the known, the accepted, the expected, and always avoiding the unknown, the only “place” where real freedom has the spaciousness to awaken and thrive. By stabilizing in such a liberating attitude, our entire life and being, with all its relationships and perceptions, is literally re-wired to accommodate more and more light. The potential, our potential, is limitless. This light energy is the natural inheritance we all share, but habitually tend to suppress, in favour of reliance on the duller consensus vision of the pack, which will always attribute the most importance and value to the safety and security of the known. What most frightens us, it seems, is the unknown, and yet we are also a curious animal, and so there will always be those among us willing to take that step out of the crowd and head off into the rare atmosphere, on pilgrimage to parts unknown. As it so happens, those may very well be the regions that reveal our true nature and condition, in all of its incomprehensible majesty. Dizang asked, “Where do you go?”Fayan replied, “I’m on a pilgrimage.”Dizang said, “What is the point of your pilgrimage?”Fayan said, “Don’t know.”Dizang said, “Not knowing is the most intimate.”~Record of Fayan Wenyi
Industry Whistleblower Claims
This is What’s Really Killing Honeybees
By Makia Freeman www,WakingTimes.com
OU MAY ALREADY be aware how humanity is killing bees through a variety of methods. In an earlier article The Top 4 Reasons for the Bees Dying Off, I discussed how neonicotinoid pesticides, GMOs, EMFs (electromagnetic fields) and geoengineering were all contributing to disrupting and killing bees, through phenomena like CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Mankind is gravely endangering its own survival on the planet by injuring the bees like this, since we are all dependent on bees for pollination and our food supply. Einstein famously said that humanity would only survive for 4 years if the bees were wiped out. There may well be more than 4 ways in which humanity is killing bees, but a recent interview with Gabe Cruz (a former cell phone industry worker who has become a kind of whistleblower and interspecies communicator) reveals that one of these threats may be the greatest of all.
Is EMF Killing Bees Most of All? In an interview with Miles Johnston, Gabe revealed that he used to work in the mobile or cell phone industry in Britain, and was trained to understand frequencies and bandwidth. As part of his job, he used to carry around a backpack containing all sorts of devices of varying frequencies. Not surprisingly, being so close to so much artificial EMF and RF (radio frequencies) affected his mood, health, behavior and entire life. He later quit his job. What makes this story so
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Amputees experiencing Phantom Limb Pain — The Farabloc Stump Sock Systematic Reviews
wo systematic reviews found evidence to support Farabloc as an effective treatment for manage‐ ment of PLP (Halbert et al., 2002; Stanndard, Kalso,& Ballantyne,2010). The 2002 review on the optimal management of acute and chronic PLP, documented that Farabloc research was only one of three studies to score the maximum of five points for a qual‐ ity assessment. For late PLP (greater than 2‐week post operatively), this review agreed that there is evidence suggesting that Farabloc is an effective treatment. (The Clinical Journal of Pain, 18:84–92 © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.,
Philadelphia. ”Evidence for the Optimal Management of Acute and Chronic Phantom Pain: A Systematic Review”(Halbert et al.2002 PMID: 1188277). The findings were affirmed in the second review, listing Farabloc as an intervention supported by evidence for the management of PLP (Stannard et al., 2010). (Nikolajsen, L. (2010) Phantom Limb Pain, in Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management (eds C. F. Stannard, E. Kalso and J. Ballantyne), JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd.,West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314380.ch19).
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range and magnetic impulses in the low frequency range persistently disturb the natural orientation and navigation mechanisms created by evolution.” The website Electronic Silent Spring also quotes Warnke as saying that: “… monocultures, pesticides, the Varroa mite, migratory beekeeping, dressed seed, severe winters, and genetically modified seeds could The digital data signal (top right) is apparently the also explain the bee worst for the bees. colonies’ collapse. However, none of these convincingly explains “the fairly sudden and country-spanning appearance two to three from page 20 years ago of the dying bees phenomenon. Should the bees simply be too weak or ill, interesting is that Gabe was telepathically they should also die in or near the hive. contacted by the bees, or the bee consciousness, with a crucial message. (Animal But no ill bees were found in research into this phenomenon.”” communicators such as Anna Breytenbach are able to contact the collective consciousness of other species, which speaks to them in one voice). The bees haven’t merely communicated with Gabe; they have actively tried to make him understand, and make him experience, exactly what they are going through. This has led him to get headaches, feel disoriented, lose his train of thought and suffer a host of other unpleasant effects. It appears as though the bees, through Gabe, are desperately shouting out to mankind: stop creating artificial EMFs that interfere and jam our frequencies – you’re killing us! At least with pesticides and GMOs, the bees may be able to sense and detect the inherent toxicity of them and avoid them, but as long as they must come in the proximity of mankind with all its wireless technology, the bees will find it hard to avoid artificial EMF.
is dealing with it as a politics and public relations problem,thus manipulation of the public perception is the appropriate remedy for them … Most people in the public don’t know the back-story, so they do not see the manipulation coming or have the necessary bases for skepticism to see through it. But here is the bottom line: The colony collapse disorder has occurred concurrently on four continents within a very short time frame. If the reason was biological or chemical, there would be a pattern of epidemic spread w e would be able to trace the spread of bee disappearance or Colony Collapse Disorder from a source similar to the spread of SARS a few years ago. That is not the case. The condition has hit each continent at roughly the same time. That would mean the cause has to have hit the continents at the same time as well. Mobile phones meet that criterion.”
lem. As Dr. Robert O. Becker, author of The Body Electric, said: “I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment.”
Watch the full interview with Gabe Cruz. https://youtu.be/7t3k9lteVpA
Conclusion: Are Bees the Proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine? Based on the evidence above (both the message through Gabe and the scientific research), it appears that humanity is killing bees at an alarming rate. However, we are not just killing bees. We are killing ourselves. We are electrical and electromagnetic beings. These artificial EMFs, although silent and invisible, are affecting us too, as those who are electro-sensitive can attest. The bees may be warning us before it’s too late, before we bathe our entire world in an artificial EM blanket from which it’s impossible to escape. Matter comes from energy or consciousness. The field creates the particle. We need to pay more attention to the energetic realm than the physical realm if we want to strike at the root of the prob-
About the Author Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance **Sources embedded throughout article online. This article (Industry Whistleblower Claims This is What’s Really Killing Honeybees) was originally created and published by The Freedom Articles and is re-posted here with permission.
Harmful Manmade EMFs Severely Disrupting Bee Communication Did you know that bees have an electrical sense? In relation to each other, bees are positively charged and flowers are negatively charged, so when bees pollinate, the electrical polarity helps the pollen stick to bees’ hair. Like many creatures in the animal kingdom such as birds, bats and whales, bees also rely heavily on sound and EMFs for their very survival, including for orientation, navigation and communication. They transmit and receive on certain frequencies, and if there is too much interference or disruption occurring, it wreaks havoc on their lives. Manmade EMF, especially wi-fi, highfrequency cell phone bands and the digital horizontal block frequencies, are jamming and disrupting the bees’ communication channels to the point of threatening their survival. They have long been adapting and adjusting to the electromagnetic intrusion of mankind, but now the frequencies are becoming too much for them to bear. The message Gabe is bringing through is borne out by scientific research. In Bees, Birds and Mankind: Effects of Wireless Communication Technologies (Kentum, 2009), German scientist Ulrich Warnke wrote: “Bees and other insects, just as birds, use the Earth’s magnetic field and high frequency electromagnetic energy such as light. They accomplish orientation and navigation by means of free radicals as well as a simultaneously reacting magnetite conglomerate. Technically produced electromagnetic oscillations in the MHz
Artificial EMF: you can’t see it, but it’s disrupting and killing bees, and in the long run you too. Famous whistleblower George Carlo, a former insider in the mobile phone industry who went public to expose the dangers of wireless, wrote strongly about the issue in June 2007: “Unfortunately, the situation with the bees is a page out of the playbook that we deal with all the time with the mobilephone industry. When the bee story first broke, it was based on a German study that showed information-carrying radio waves disrupted the ability of bees to make it back to their hives. That work was made public about two months ago … The news media ran with the story … The mobile-phone industry was caught off-guard by the widespread-media attention the story garnered. After the first news cycle, the mobile-phone industry ‘hit squad’ went into action. First, they planted stories that cast doubt on the Einstein quote … Next, they conscripted scientists from a number of universities to begin going public with other explanations… viruses, bacteria, pesticides etc., etc., etc. These alternatives have been making the rounds over the past month. The mobile-phone industry is putting quite a bit of money into the pockets of these scientists by supporting their work regarding viruses and alternative explanations. The industry
Open Letter to Canada’s Health Minister re: The Conviction of David and Collet Stephan in the Death of their Son By Jillian Skeet With the recent conviction of David and Collet Stephan in the tragic death of their son from meningitis, it is clear that our entire medical establishment, with the support of government, media and the courts, has become beholden to the pharmaceutical industry. Nineteen month old Ezekiel Stephan’s death from meningitis is a story that is all too familiar. However, it is usually medical professionals who make the news for missing the correct diagnosis and failing to act quickly enough to save their patients. When parents or victims themselves fail to react to the symptoms in time, it is more common but less newsworthy. We never hear about them being charged with negligence causing death or failing to provide the necessaries of life. A quick google search of ‘meningitis death’ will bring up a litany of stories from around the world where patients have been
sent away from hospitals diagnosed with the ‘flu’, only to die shortly after from meningitis. Here in British Columbia, there was a story a few years ago about a teenaged girl who was turned away at three different hospital visits. By the time she arrived at BC Children’s Hospital and received the proper diagnosis of meningitis, it was too late and she died. Stories like this abound and clearly demonstrate that the case against the Stephans has little to do with Ezekiel and meningitis. What this case is really about is the growing threat that parents like David and Collet Stephan, and especially their family’s alternative health business, pose to pharmaceutical profits and pharmaceutical control of Canada’s ‘healthcare’ system.
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One Group’s Viral Meme Campaign Taught The Internet That By John Vibes
HARING MEMES WON’T Save the world on its own, but it can help to raise awareness about important ideas and get people curious about concepts that they have not considered before. One recent example of this phenomena is how the phrase “taxation is theft” has recently become mainstream thanks to a viral meme campaign. Hundreds of memes, some that are funny, and some that don’t even make sense, relating to the “taxation is theft” theme have littered the Internet in recent weeks; and while some people may be getting tired of them, they are having an incredible impact in raising awareness about the idea. In fact, a quick look at Google search data
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pathic government, which “operates against the interests of its own people except for favoring certain groups.” Worse, psychopathology is not confined to those in high positions of government. It can spread like a virus among the populace. As an academic study into pathocracy concluded, “[T]yranny does not flourish because perpetuators are helpless and ignorant of their actions. It flourishes because they actively identify with those who promote vicious acts as virtuous.” People don’t simply line up and salute. It is through one’s own personal identification with a given leader, party or social order that they become agents of good or evil. Much depends on how leaders “cultivate a sense of identification with their followers,” says Professor Alex Haslam. “I mean
one pretty obvious thing is that leaders talk about ‘we’ rather than ‘I,’ and actually what leadership is about is cultivating this sense of shared identity about ‘we-ness’ and then getting people to want to act in terms of that ‘we-ness,’ to promote our collective interests. . . . [We] is the single word that has increased in the inaugural addresses over the last century . . . and the other one is ‘America.’” The goal of the modern corporate state is obvious: to promote, cultivate, and embed a sense of shared identification among its citizens. To this end, “we the people” have become “we the police state.” We are fast becoming slaves in thrall to a faceless, nameless, bureaucratic totalitarian government machine that relentlessly erodes our freedoms through countless laws, statutes, and prohibitions.
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shows that the last month has seen a massive spike in online interest in the term and that Web searches for the term are at an all-time high. If you are confused by the term “taxation Any resistance to such regimes depends on the strength of opinions in the minds of those who choose to fight back. What this means is that we the citizenry must be very careful that we are not manipulated into marching in lockstep with an oppressive regime. Writing for ThinkProgress, Beauchamp suggests that “one of the best cures to bad leaders may very well be political democracy.” He advocates for the media holding politicians accountable for their actions and the actions of their staff. While psychopaths may not care about how their actions harm other people, notes Beauchamp, “they very much do care about being able to hold on to their positions of power. A system that actually holds people accountable to the broader conscience of society may be one of the best ways to keep conscienceless people in check.” That said, if we allow the ballot box to become our only means of pushing back against the police state, the battle is already lost. Resistance will require a citizenry willing to be active at the local level. If you wait to act until the SWAT team is crashing through your door, until your name is placed on a terror watch list, until you are reported for such outlawed activities as collecting rainwater or letting your children play outside unsupervised, then it will be too late. This much I know: we are not faceless numbers. We are not cogs in the machine. We are not slaves. We are human beings, and for the moment, we have the opportunity to remain free—that is, if we tirelessly advocate for our rights and resist at every turn attempts by the government to place us in chains. Our freedoms do not flow from the government. They were not given to us only to be taken away by the will of the State. They are inherently ours. In the same way, the government’s appointed purpose is not to threaten or undermine our freedoms, but to safeguard them. Until we can get back to this way of thinking, until we can remind our fellow citizens what it really means to be a free human being, and until we can learn to stand our ground in the face of threats to those freedoms and encourage our fellow citizens to stop being cogs in the machine, we will continue to be treated like slaves in thrall to a bureaucratic police state run by political psychopaths.
is theft,” just think of the government as people without any special privileges. If an average person takes money from someone under the threat of force it is called robbery, but if the government does it is considered legal and
moral, and is called “taxation.” No one actually ever agreed to this arrangement; it has been forced on millions of people against their will, and a long list of justifications have been created to convince people that they are not being stolen from. Since the government is allowed to extract money from its citizens at the barrel of a gun, this guarantees that they will have funding for any kind of project they want, even if those projects are unpopular with taxpayers. This is because the public has no choice but to pay taxes; therefore, they have no say in how their money is used and are typically forced into paying for their own oppression, and the slaughtering of
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their neighbors. Sure, there are some social welfare programs that do benefit some people, but the money that these projects cost are a tiny fraction of the money that is actually received from taxation. Most of the money that is brought in through taxes is used for bureaucratic budgets, collection enforcement, and the gluttony of federal and state governments. So, while a portion of the revenue is being used for beneficial projects, a majority of the money is still being wasted or used for nefarious means. Some researchers have described this as a thief giving you five dollars, while at the same time taking a hundred dollars from your back pocket. There is an unbelievable amount of fear directed at this concept because for so long, our civilizations have been propelled by violence instead of rationality. Immediately upon hearing about these ideas of doing away with coercive taxation, many people who are new to the idea will immediately scoff, “if taxes were not collected under threat of force then no one will pay them and there will be chaos and the poor will die in the streets.” This statement shows that taxation isn’t working for the average person. Therefore, ideas about “the consent of the governed” and
“the social contract” are complete fallacies. If someone explicitly states that people wouldn’t pay taxes if they weren’t mandatory, they are then admitting that tax revenue is not used to benefit the public and that no one would pay if they didn’t have a gun to their head. When a need arises in a community, people naturally come together and take care of what needs to be done; they don’t need someone with a gun in their face telling them how to do it. For our species to have any chance on this earth, we must start thinking about more peaceful ways of going about things, and stop justifying the use of violence in all circum-
stances, even soft-core violence like legislation, taxation, and indoctrination. John Vibes writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can purchase his books, or get your own book published at his website www.JohnVibes.com.
Fukushima Five Years After
Health Researchers Turn Blind Eye to Casualties
By Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman www.counterpunch.org
AST MONTH MADE five years since the nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan suffered meltdowns. The release of highly toxic radiation from the reactors was enormous, on the level of the Chernobyl disaster a generation earlier. But Fukushima is arguably worse than Chernobyl. There were four reactors that melted down, vs. just one at Chernobyl. And the Chernobyl reactor was buried in a matter of weeks, while Fukushima is still not controlled, and radioactive contaminants continue to leak into the Pacific. In time,
this may prove to be the worst environmental catastrophe ever. Japan, which had 54 reactors in operation, closed them all to improve safety features. But the nation’s people, who had suffered from the two atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are adamantly against nuclear power. As a result, despite strong efforts of government and industry, only three (3) reactors have been brought back on line. While the people struggle against leaders to determine the nuclear future of Japan, many questions remain. The most crucial question is, without doubt, how many casualties occurred from the 2011 disaster? Public health leaders have addressed
the topic with ignorance and deception. A search of the medical literature shows only two studies in Japan that review actual changes in disease and death rates. One showed that 127 Fukushima-area children have developed thyroid cancer since the meltdown; a typical number of cases for a similar sized population of children would be about 5-10. The other study showed a number of ectopic intrathyroidal problems in local children – a disorder that is extremely rare. No other studies looking at changes in infant deaths, premature births, child cancers, or other radiation-sensitive diseases are available. But the literature also shows that researchers have been pouring out articles on mental health and psychological impacts on local residents. Journals from Japan and other nations have printed research on stress, behavioural changes, fears, and even changes in average blood pressure (blaming it on concerns about the meltdown). At least 51 of these articles are listed on the National Library of Medicine web site. The same pattern occurred after prior meltdowns. The 1979 meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania was followed by a total denial that anyone had been harmed. The first journal article on changes in cancer cases didn’t appear until nearly 12 years after the meltdown; it showed a 64% rise in cancer cases within 10 miles of the plant during the first five years after the accident. The authors, from Columbia University, blamed this increase on stress and psychological reactions to the disaster. After Chernobyl, the same corruption of scientific investigation occurred. The 31 emergency workers who helped bury the red-hot reactor and died from high exposures became almost a mantra (“Chernobyl caused only 31 deaths”) despite the massive amount of fallout it dispersed across the globe. A 2009 compendium of 5,000 articles, published by the New York Academy of Sciences,
estimated about 1 million deaths from the meltdown occurred in the following 20 years. Unfortunately, nuclear supporters have made the assumption that nobody died from Fukushima, while churning out study after study on how a meltdown affects mental status – and no other part of the body. But the truth is that Fukushima radiation, a mix of over 100 chemicals found only in atomic reactors and bombs, has caused considerable harm. University of South Carolina biology professor, Timothy Mousseau, has made multiple trips to Japan, collecting specimens of plants and animals. He and colleagues have published numerous journal articles showing DNA damage and actual disease near the plant. So if plants and animals are affected, it is logical that humans are as well. And while the damage is worst in Japan, the harm spread for long distances. Right after the meltdown, prevailing winds drove Fukushima fallout across the Pacific, reaching the U.S. (& Canadian. Ed.) West Coast in 5 days, and moving through the air across the nation. EPA data showed that the West Coast, had the highest levels of fallout in the weeks following the accident, up to 200 times normal. In the years since, the slower-moving radiation in the Pacific has moved steadily eastward, reaching the U.S. West Coast, and contaminating fish and aquatic plant life along the way. We published three journal articles showing that babies born in the West Coast in the nine months after Fukushima had a 16% jump in defective thyroids, compared to little change in the rest of the country. It’s time that health researchers stop its corrupt approach to Fukushima, and produce some actual statistics on changes in disease and death rates among affected populations – in Japan and in other countries. Not coming to grips with the truth will only raise the chance of another catastrophic meltdown in the future, raising the already-enormous number of casualties from nuclear power.
Research: TV is Intellectually and Socially
Dumbing Down Young Children
By Phillip Schneider www.WakingTimes.com
I The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children older than 2 not watch more than 2 hours per day, and children less than 2 watch no TV at all.
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Please don’t get me wrong — I enjoy alcohol as much as the next person, or maybe even more, as it can be a great way to let loose, have fun, or even just relax, but this information has really got me thinking lately. Especially after abstaining from alcohol for the month of February, realizing how much better I felt on a day-today basis and seeing how much more I was able to accomplish, I think this is something we could all benefit from examining more closely.
What Do You Think? If you are someone who enjoys the occasional glass of wine or a couple of beers every now and then, you can pretty much disregard this article. It is likely that if you are living an otherwise healthy lifestyle, these negative effects won’t have much of an impact on you. But if you are someone who drinks regularly, or who uses alcohol as an escape, this information is really worth taking into consideration. Why not take a break from alcohol and see if your mood improves? If you find you are using alcohol as a means to deal with stress, consider an alternative, like going for a run or walk, spending a few minutes in the sauna, or even meditating. Try doing something positive to deal with the stress rather than escaping it with alcohol.
Some Benefits Of Cutting Back Or Quitting Alcohol n Increased mood n More savings n Less or no hangovers n More time to get things done n Not having regrets from something stupid you may have done n Better memory n Healthier lifestyle If you are looking for resources to assist you with cutting back, controlling, or even quitting your intake of alcohol, there are a number available to you. Please see the links posted below. https://www.hellosundaymorning.org/ https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-thefacts/health-effects-of-alcohol/mental-health/ alcohol-and-mental-health#depression Much Love Alanna Ketler Hi, I’m Alanna! My journey really began in 2007 when I began to question what was being presented to me, my path led me to Collective Evolution and I joined the team in 2010. Wow, has it been an incredible journey so far! I am extremely passionate about learning new information! I strongly believe that knowledge is power, and the first step to creating change on this planet is by raising awareness. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” — Jack Kornfield firstname.lastname@example.org
T IS COMMON for parents to feel that their children are spending too much time in front of the television set. According to a Canadian study, children who watch an excessive amount of television exhibit a multitude of negative side effects including poor language and social skills, and increased bullying. The 2013 study was set out to determine
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virtually no information regarding the issue of radiation exposure either from the Japanese government or from TEPCO, the operators of the Fukushima power plant. The subsistence stipend that they have received since being evacuated will cease in March 2017. Considerable pressure is being put on former residents by the government that they now return to Fukushima and tough it out regardless of the ongoing contamination. Many have grave concerns regarding the effects of such a move on the future health of their families.
30 Million Bags of Radioactive Debris Another remarkable aspect of the present situation concerns the manner in which highly contaminated materials – which include radioactive soil, leaves and other debris – have been dealt with. Thirty million tons of such debris has so far been gathered from throughout the Fukushima prefecture. Much of this is now stored in over 9 million large plastic bags scattered throughout the affected areas. Three years after being filled, the bags have started to disintegrate and nobody seems to know what to do next since their contents need to be kept isolated for at least another 30 years. One favoured option is to incinerate them. This would certainly decrease their number, but would inevitably result in the further dispersion of radioactive elements in aerosol form around Japan. There are clearly some who still hold to the old but ultimately banal adage that, the solution to pollution is dilution. Dwarfing the problem of solid wastes is the ongoing leaching of radioactive elements from the melted reactor cores into groundwater and seawater. For the past five years, between 200 and 500 tons of groundwa-
whether or not viewing television at 29 months (about 2.5 years) was associated with school performance at 65 months (about 5.5 years). The study, which was conducted on 991 girls and 1,006 boys with parent and teacher, reported data, came to this conclusion: “Increases in total time watching television at 29 months were associated with subsequent decreases in vocabulary and math skills, classroom engage-
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ter flow through the reactors every day as a result of multiple cracks in the containment structures. Some of this water has recently been diverted away from the reactors, but an estimated 150 tons of groundwater continue to flow through the reactors daily. This irradiated water inexorably flows on, steadily bleeding into the northern Pacific. Furthermore, 700,000 tons of highly radioactive water salvaged from cooling operations since the meltdown is presently stored in massive tanks that now pepper the reactor site. More are being built as contaminated water continues to accumulate.
The Tragic Absurdity It is common knowledge that engineers will be busy for the next 30 to 40 years in their efforts to put the lid on the cauldron of radioactivity that seethes in the reactor basements at Fukushima. Meanwhile, the Pacific tectonic plate continues its own inexorable movement beneath the continental Okhotsk plate on which Japan sits creating the conditions for future mega-thrust events like that which shook the region on 11th March 2011. The unspoken terror is that it could all turn again in the blink of an eye. Despte what has happened at Fukushima, the Abe Government is determined to restart Japan’s nuclear reactors that were all shut down after the 2011 earthquake. Widespread anti-nuclear protests throughout Japan have been ignored and three nuclear power plants in Kagoshima and Fukui prefectures have been restarted since August 2015. Over the next year, a further six to twelve reactors are slated to resume operations. Business reigns as usual. There are many who proudly insist on riding the nuclear beast regardless of the human and environmental consequences. They insist that this is the way of the future and a “necessary” solution to the problems of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and an ever-accelerating movement towards numerous tipping points which include ocean acidification, loss of polar albedo effects due to melting of polar ice, and the bubbling up of vast new wells of methane gas from the melting of northern permafrost and sea-floor deposits. In the immortal words of Edwin Arlington Robinson, what folly is here that has not yet a name?
Arnie Gundersen’s Report The video clip below presents an interview between Arnie Gundersen and Margaret Harrington recorded soon after he returned from a recent speaking tour of Japan. The first 25 minutes of the interview offers deep insight into how the worst industrial accident in the history of humanity has affected the people of Japan, and how the Japanese government now increasingly serves the interests of power companies and their financial backers rather than those of its own people. Arnie Gundersen is unambiguously clear regarding the nature of what has gone down in Fukushima in this presentation. And the moral abandonment of both the Japanese government and TEPCO in the downplaying of the present and future consequences of the meltdown are not lost on him. The second half of this clip offers a detailed review by Gundersen of the developments at Fukushima over the past five years. A separate high-definition version of the second segment can be accessed here:
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Nuclear Free Future: Fukushima at 5 and the Vermont Yankee Shutdown: What do They Mean https://vimeo.com/161631054 Vincent Di Stefano is a retired educator and practitioner of natural medicine and author of “Holism and Complementary Medicine. History and Principles” (Allen and Unwin, 2006). He remains committed to exploring the nature of healing at personal, social, spiritual and environmental levels and maintaining a watching brief on the turbulent currents that course through the present times. He periodically posts on the blog-site “Integral Reflections” through which he can be contacted.
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ment (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten. These prospective associations, independent of key potential co-founders, suggest the need for better parental awareness and compliance with existing viewing recommendations put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).” According to this study, every 1.2 hours of television viewing for children at 29 months results in poorer motor, vocabulary, math, and social skills, and even an increase in the likelihood of being bullied, as television inhibits the development of self-confidence. The study also notes that many
parents seem to be unconcerned about how long their children spend watching TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children over age 2 do not watch more than 2 hours per day, and that children below the age of 2 watch no TV at all. Presumes that the content is age appropriate, of course. Also interesting is that as the AAP finds educational television to show positive effects on children, while watching non-educational cartoons, fast-paced cartoons, mainly lowers their attention span. Viewing time as a child also indirectly affects the child, the study notes. At a time where brain growth and development are heavily dependent on external stimulation, TV viewing takes away from the time that child will spend with more creative or social activities, such as family or imaginative play time.
“The preschool years, which culminate in kindergarten entry, represent a sensitive period in the development of cognitive, sensorimotor, and socio-emotional characteristics that play a key role in eventual academic and personal success” the study says, indicating a prediction of future success in life. “School readiness should also be concerned with preparedness to adopt healthy lifestyle skills and habits because disparities in educational attainment often translate into disparities in healthy lifestyle habits, well-being, and family social support.” However hard it can be, it is becoming ever more clear how important it is to engage young children with more intellectual and social activities, rather than just the sedative task of television watching. Perhaps encouraging them to play, imagine and follow their own intuition will give
them broader opportunities in life, both socially and intellectually.
About the Author Phillip Schneider is a student and a contributing author to Waking Times. Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/23788060 http://www.nature.com/pr/journal/ v74/n3/full/pr2013105a.html This article (Research: TV is Intellectually and Socially Dumbing Down Young Children) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Phillip Schneider and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
To walk between the pillars is to transcend the illusions of duality and to investigate the great mystery that awaits for those who seek the inner path of soul.
Finding the way to Source We are in the last year of the reset Dec 2012-2016 and the service to self’s electromagnetic computer program is re-booting for the next round of the game. The frequency control of the matrix is at its weakest point, and as a result, information is flooding into human awareness. The source of our Soul light is calling and we are waking up to the nature of the deception that has blinded us for thousand if not millions of years.
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For ten years I fought for the rights of animals (See On behalf of the Creatures.’) but now, I see with hindsight that nothing really changes. The causes I fought for in the past (human and animal rights), are the same causes that young people are fighting for in the present, and will be in essence-in polarity-the same causes that people will die for in the future. The pendulum swings and the church bell rings. The forever War is so profitable for the managers of the farm on every level.
Luciferian Doctrine “Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.”
— George S. Patton
The quote from Mr. Patton is a good example of the dark mind of the Luciferian deception. It is the reasoning of an arrogant, cold-blooded intellect that informs the ‘whirled’ that rape, torture and destruction of our fellow man is somehow noble and manly, instead of a brutalizing canker, an atavistic return to a bestiality far below the innocence of animal instinct. This demonic mindset has engineered generational wars; coerced mankind to hack and hew apart his fellow man in the name of a cause-or a duty for King and country.
Swinging door History shows us the game of war with its swinging alliances-where the enemy in one conflict suddenly becomes an ally in another, and vice versa- and the whole bloody process starts again. The agenda counts on the fact that we don’t live long enough to catch onto the game, and so, on it goes, the battleground of forever-a fight between polarities- split down into personalities, a struggle that can never be reconciled. The pendulum swings back and forth, just like our minds are geared to swing back into memory lane, and too often missing the now… speed on into the future.
The reason The Luciferic clones and their ‘shadow
master’ engineer constant war, economic crashes, plagues, extreme weather, food shortages and other ‘horror events’ to traumatize humanity. According to Robert Monroe in his book Far Journeys, the reason for the horror of this conflicted dimension is the harvesting of the Loosh (See Meet the Firm) The energetic discharge of our lusts and suffering is harnessed by non physical entities as a power source, and maybe these demonic beings are the hidden Dracula’s of our collective nightmare.
Awakening It is indeed, a wakeup call when we discover the truth about our physical reality and how we are engineered to think in only one direction…out into the ‘whirled’, a synthetic reality dictated by our senses. The manipulation of our perception into the world ‘out there’ as opposed to our inner reality is a deliberate maneuver by the farm managers to keep us away from our true multi-dimensional awareness.
No fix for duality Polarity is essential to the game of opposites, the never ending battle of ‘us versus them’. Without the constant conflict this 3rd dimensional VRG would cease to exist, and would in a quantum sense collapse into itself: in other words disappear along with all of its fractal geometries, and then the glory of our true Paradise before the Fall will be restored. But, while mankind is immersed in the outer ‘whirled’ game of us and them, there is no fix for this counterfeit dimension; this holo-
graphic spell we are enmeshed in; the veil that blinds us from our true divine nature.
The fix for self Many are waking up to the manipulation of our physical reality but most are still spiritually asleep. Once we truly wake up… it will be game-over for the tyrants both physical and energetic. The fix is to destroy the program in ourselves, drop the ball that keeps the game in play, and turn our attention to the neglected inner world of self. To walk between the pillars is to transcend the illusions of duality and to investigate the great mystery that awaits for those who seek the inner path of soul. The path that leads to the understanding that everything that manifests is connected at the core. What animates and gives life to one-gives life to all.
Spiritual way The road of the spiritual warrior is an inner journey. It’s not out there in the illusion, the sacrificial world of blood magic… we call reality. The warrior is looking for freedom… freedom from the limitations of self that are imposed by the matrix program…the reptile mind. He doesn’t interfere with the counterfeit reality for he knows it is false and moves beyond it. Knowing his death is always with him, he does not waste his energy in the loosh game of snakes and ladders, but uses his being to embark on the journey to self-realization and liberation.
“We constantly find ourselves returning to the wonder that, within each man, is the centre through which contact and blending with the higher planes of consciousness may be achieved.” George Trevelyan-Magic Casements. The Akashic Record is an electro-magnetic, macrocosmic, universal filing system which records our every micro-cosmic thought and deed. (See Akasha) The true history of our species and the information necessary for us to complete our task in this lifetime is recorded in our soul stream, our DNA lineage. The liberating understanding found in the Akashic Records is accessible to all of us, if we can subjugate the invader in our mind.
“Truth is within ourselves, it takes no rise from outward things, whate’er you may believe. There is an inner centre in us all where truth abides in fullness; and around wall upon wall of gross flesh hems it in. That perfect clear perception that is Truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh Binds all and makes all error, but to know rather consists in finding out a way for the imprisoned splendour to escape. Than in achieving entry for a light…Supposed to be within.”
— Robert Browning
Elva Thompson was born in England 1947 and moved to Rosebud Lakota Rez in 1987. Elva is a medical intuitive, sonic re-patterner, and her interests are organic gardening, ancient phonetic languages, sacred geometry, sonic sound, and their application in the healing arts. Elva is the author of the occult novel HeartStar: Book One: The Key made of Air.
While in modern times, sunlight-phobia is omnipresent ... there is a growing appreciation that we need the Sun as both a form of foodenergy and information.
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thousands of miles of blood vessels. Provocative new research also suggests the body contains a variety of photoacceptors/chromophores (e.g. cytochrome C oxidase) capable of accepting and utilizing sunlight to generate so-called “extra synthesis” of ATP. Additionally, melanin may absorb a wide range of the Sun’s electromagnetic spectrum, converting it into useful energy and perhaps also biologically important information, even perhaps taking harmful gamma radiation and turning it into biologically useful energy. Even something as commonplace in the human diet as chlorophyll has recently been found to act as a means to enhanced the light-harvesting properties of animal cells. In fact, we reported recently on a study that found enhanced ATP production (without the expected concomitant uptick in reactive oxygen species production) through intermediary of chlorophyll metabolites that end up in the mitochondria of our cells following microbiome-mediated digestive processes. Natural health advocates have sung the praises of sunlight for health since time immemorial. While in modern times, sunlight-phobia is omnipresent, with parents of especially lighter skinned ethnicities forcing their children to don space-suit level all body protective gear, along with spraying or slathering them with extremely toxic petrochemical derivatives and nanoparticle metals with potentially cancer-promoting properties, there is a growing appreciation that we need the Sun as both a form of food, energy and information. It’s, of course, not all about vitamin D. To reduce the perceived health benefits of sunlight to this hormone like compound is as reductionistic as saying an orange’s health benefits are solely dependent on and reducible to the molecular scaffolding of atoms that
comprise the chemical skeleton of the ascorbic acid molecule. We are beginning to learn that certain wavelengths of sunlight activate a wide range of ancient, hard-wired genetic and epigenetic programs, relevant to all of our body›s systems. The wavelengths of light that occur at sunset, for instance, may have been so important to our evolution as a species that our very hairlessness, and our massive brains may not have evolved without daily exposure to them, for hundreds of thousands and even millions of years. This phenomena, also known as biophotomodulation, opens up a radically new perspective on the role of the sun in human health and disease. If sunlight deficiency is really as deadly as actively smoking cigarettes, it could be said that those who do not experience regular natural light exposure are no longer truly human, or capable of experiencing the optimal expression of their biological, mental, and spiritual blueprint. A fundamental right, and health practice, would be daily outdoors exposure. How many of us have considered the state of office workers, institutionalized educational systems without windows, night
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shift work, and prisons? Sunlight depravation, in light of these new findings, could be considered a significant violation of human health rights. This new study may pave the way for a deeper understanding of what humans need to be truly healthy, with sunlight deficiency being a prime example of what is most wrong about our modern incarnation as a primarily indoors focused creature, leading to our physical and psychospiritual degeneration. As new models of cellular bioenergetics emerge, taking into account the ability of the body to directly or indirectly harvest the various light wavelengths of the Sun, direct daily exposure to sunlight may be looked upon as at least as
an important step as “taking your vitamins,” or exercising, for maintaining our health. Conversely, sunlight deficiency and/or depravation will be likely be viewed to be as dangerous or lethal as smoking. Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo. com, on the Board of Governors for the National Health Federation, and Fearless Parent, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.
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Our Healing Room: Correcting Energetic Imbalances By Haley Nagasaki
AST MONTH I spoke with James Bell to discuss the fascinating healing work he conducts, using his intuition as guide and his hands as tools. Many of us have heard before of Reiki; a skill he mastered early on in his healing practice. What James does now in Our Healing Room is something completely different and far more complex. He practices a unique craft that heightens detox organ massage by using his awareness of energy. I left the interview feeling confident that I could capture the essence of James’ work with my pen. That was until I experienced the healing, first hand, two weeks later. What I imagined the experience to be was much more profound in actuality. His gift is so powerful I would consider it a disservice to others not to share the truth about the Vancouver intuitive healer. James works with clients on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level to dissolve blockages within the energy body, rid the soul of that which no longer serves it, and to
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amount of intent must be present equally within the client as within James. “Communication is very important”, he says. A bond of trust must be formed between the client and healer in order to be successful in Our Healing Room. Before the session begins, James must clear the energy both for himself and the client. Together they create a safe space where the client will feel comfortable releasing. He then tunes into the client’s energy, opening himself entirely to receive. “The biggest challenge of this work”, says James, “is trusting your intuition so you can be fully open with that particular person”. Once they begin James receives what he refers to as “Pings” – words, phrases, or images that indicate to him where the blockage is located, and what might be the cause. He leads the client through the session by asking questions, prompting them to recognize and reveal what James himself already knows. A client might also share a story or experience as they resurface, to which he might offer valuable insight to aid in the journey, and strengthen the cohesion between them. This powerful process is emotionally charged and often a release of blocked emotional energy may escape in the form of laughter, tears, numbness, or shaking; all phases the nervous system must work
though in order to reset itself. The intensity of each session varies, although the process can be quite painful. James explained to me how “the body cannot tell the difference between physical and emotional pain”. He must use pressure when working out the blockages within the abdomen, although the pain that arises can range anywhere from slightly uncomfortable, to sheer agony. This depends on the size and severity of the blockage, coupled with the depth of the client’s own willingness. James does not inflict pain with his hands. Rather he is releasing concentrated energy, much like the spilling of a dam. Yet the relief is tremendous, and necessary for the person’s individual healing process. Some people may not recognize the presence or severity of these blockages; myself included. There are various behaviours we might believe are innate to our character. Even some illnesses or imbalances, which we’ve unfortunately assimilated into our being, may actually be energetic intrusions detrimental to our authentic selves. After a few sessions with James, these origins are often revealed. Energy blockages develop in a myriad
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S THE PROLIFERATION of staged events and the accompanying fear campaigns and predictable clampdowns ensue, it’s always good to take stock of any situation unfolding and assess how best to handle what’s transpiring. With the playing field changing at such a rapid rate, locally as well as globally, it’s wise to see how to perhaps adjust our sights as well as personal attitudes and outlook, all the while staying completely clear of any reaction with even the faintest smell of fear. Any wise strategist knows you don’t fight today’s battles by yesterday’s instructions. Surely in big ideas there will be overarching plans that too will need to be adjusted accordingly, but the day by day, minute by minute decisions require thinking on your feet and being prepared, vigilant and most of all agile and adaptive are the ever present challenge. Not just now, but in the potentially confusing days to come.
Flow The nature of water makes the most amazing metaphor for spiritual preparedness and how to adjust and adapt to our environment. Water cannot be compressed or repressed. It changes states, and yes, can be temporarily contained, but even then has incredible kinetic energy despite its confinement and seeming resting state. It’s energy withheld from potential activation in another form, awaiting movement. But even then it can evaporate into another state and transfer itself on a whim. This incredible liquid is the basic building block of nature. It’s now known even stars produce water and other heavenly bodies are rich with it. It floats about in our cosmos like life
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of ways in our daily lives. When we hold back our emotions for reasons like fear, or perceived normative etiquette, we are actually harming the nervous system by depriving it of its natural flow. James upholds that there are no negative emotions so long as they remain transient; like clouds in the sky. Each emotion must be released and recycled in order to maintain a healthy sys-
Be Like Water The Need for Adaptive Fluidity itself, all completely contrary to the dead, sterile vacuum model of “space” we were entrained with. It moves, it adapts, it morphs, much like the gift of the human spirit. Only wrong teaching can convince us otherwise. Experience bears this out, as does our intuition.
Staying Nimble in a World Ruled by Flat Brained Scientism Adaptability is contrarian to social programming. We’re handed down a very staid, structured and set model for our behavior, as well as outlook. So-called modern science attests to this. It only changes its views with
While there is a current wake up of sorts amongst the scientific community as to the influence and profound importance and implications of consciousness, it’s slow on the uptake and will never match the requisites for true societal change. These so-called advances are encouraging in a way, but they’re always too little and too late….and too lame. Much like so many of the changes many seek to see in conventional understanding that will never hit the mark. We’re on different frequencies, different levels of understanding and awareness. We cannot look to any form of established authority for anything. But one thing we can know for sure, when we follow our hearts we know it’s a time of massive change in ways that they will never allow themselves to acknowledge. Fine. We don’t need their affirmation. The point here is it’s time to keep moving and changing. Like water.
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overwhelming 5-sense evidence they accept, an attribute that is a total giveaway as to its true origins and intent and left brained, system reinforcing paradigm and lack of spiritual understanding.
A lot of people ask me about where I live, why I moved out of the US gulag, and have questions about why I live like I do. I don’t mind and I answer many questions regarding this. Where we each choose to live at any given time is up to each one of us individually. There’s no set or pat answer for anything. I just like being free. Most of all consciously. Free to do what I love and feel is the most productive, without having to look over my shoulder every two minutes or drive somewhere never knowing what kind of a fascist police bust is up ahead. But this leads directly back to the water
tem. Take children for example, their minds have not yet been disciplined into curving their emotional processes. Having control over emotions, and suppressing them all together are two very different things. An individual might achieve control by preventing triggers, using breath exercises and meditative states, and cutting ties with things in the physical realm that do not serve them spiritually or emotionally, such as toxic work environments or relationships. James’ work is more profound than an ordinary detox service. He says the best part is witnessing fundamental transformations through
people’s realizations of self worth. After my session, I told him of my own struggles with finding a place to make a real contribution, to which he offered some simple guidance. He explained to me that once we have healed ourselves and heightened our awareness, our spiritual selves can function undivided towards that which we aspire to see in reality. James is helping people achieve their goals by ridding the body of these illnesses that plague the psyche and consume much of their precious time and energy. For me, James has provided a service I’ve been seeking for many years. I’m so hap-
metaphor. Move where you’re led, go with the flow and all that. It’s true. Just know the source of what you’re letting go into and be grounded in your intentions. Some seemingly confining situations may be your best option. There’s no place for comparison on that level. Where we’re each led to be and how to act is a very individual decision. Water is the same. It goes where it flows. It sits where it’s confined or rests. It molds to circumstances, restrictions and environment, but it doesn’t lose its fluid, adaptive nature. It may be required to wait a while but it is always living kinetic energy awaiting release at any given time.
Enter the Sacred Dragon Bruce Lee was big on this. And rightfully so. You may remember him as a martial artist but he was extremely spiritual, and died young with his empowering message. Principles are principles, and they hold their own. The wise teachings that have withstood the test of time and worked their way around the rocks and protuberances of social engineering still speak loud and clear to the hearts of humanity. Much like water, foundational truths cannot be quenched. They may be waylaid for short periods of time, even sequestered by powers that shouldn’t be, but they always escape the clutches of the control grid and reach deep into the heart of mankind. Lee famously touted the liquid metaphor, as have many sages. It’s ours to learn these techniques and if you will, spiritual technologies, to stay free and happily afoot and adaptive. It’s not easy but it’s worth learning. Flow. And flow we will. Be like water. Love, Zen ZenGardner.com
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An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma By Jonathan Davis
The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness
EOPLE HAVE ALWAYS experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma. For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge. As our modern lifestyle collides with the fact that our Earth is not capable of supporting our current way of life, we are finally starting to look to those who once lived in a state of indefinite sustainability and abundance, for a way forward. “In order to have sustainable community you have to make sure the people are sustainable. This means healing trauma.” – Jarmbi Githabul, Narakwal / Githabul Custodian
What is Dadirri?
“Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us. This is the gift that Australia is thirsting for. It is something like what you call ‘contemplation’.” – Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, Ngangiwumirr Elder When Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann speaks (http://nextwave.org.au/wp-content/ uploads/Dadirri-Inner-Deep-Listening-MR-Ungunmerr-Bauman-Refl.pdf) of dadirri, she speaks of a form of deep, contemplative listening that is nothing less than a personal spiritual practice. This type of listening in stillness is widely known all across the Australian continent, in many language groups under many names. “When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again.” Miriam describes. “I can sit on the riverbank or walk through the trees; even if someone close to me has passed away, I can find my peace in this silent awareness. There is no need of words. A big part of dadirri is listening.”
Learning and healing through listening According to Ungunmerr-Baumann the act of learning, from a very young age, is all about waiting and listening; not asking questions. In a culture where everyone is so well practiced at listening that it becomes a spiritual art, it makes sense that when trauma occurred the people would come together and deeply listen to each other. For this reason dadirri also refers to a form of group trauma healing that brings the deep presence found in the solo practice of dadirri to a group setting. Details of dadirri as group practice can be found in Prof. Judy Atkinson’s book Trauma Trails, Recreating Songlines. The essence of dadirri, in this wider context, is the creation of a space of deep contemplative, heart based listening where stories of trauma and pain can be shared and witnessed with loving acceptance. In my own experiences with original Australians who are deeply connected to country, I have felt that they are so grounded it’s almost as if the land itself is listening to you, through them. “Healing country heals ourselves, and healing ourselves heals country.” – Prof. Judy Atkinson, Jiman / Bunjalung woman, author of Trauma Trails, Recreating Songlines
Emotional Completion According to Prof. Stan Grof, trauma healing comes from finally completing an experience emotionally that may have been physically completed long ago. The initial moment of pain may have become so overwhelming that we make a subconscious decision to ‘check out’; in other words, we emotionally dissociate. Every part of us screams, “Stop, I don’t want to feel this!” The problem is that we don’t stop the emotional experience, we just press pause. When we don’t have the courage or skills (because we are too young, or were never taught) to actually feel all of the emotions of a traumatic experience, we inadvertently trap the part of it we couldn’t handle, and store it away for later. Dadirri is a practice that allows us to open up this trapped pain and trauma in a sacred and held space and with the support of those around us, we can finally feel it in order for it to be released. “Trauma puts you in a disempowered position that makes it easy for you to be influenced. It interferes with your ability to make clear decisions for yourself.” – Jarmbi Githabul, Narakwal / Githabul Custodian The importance of a practice like dadirri is that it is completely based on non-judgment. Over time, the story is shared on multiple occasions, and by doing so the telling begins to change. The emotional charge is released a little at a time as the circle around them offers an unwavering reflection of loving acceptance. Very often, the person who has suffered trauma starts to adopt this attitude of loving acceptance toward themselves.
Limbic Resonance and Revisioning The reason this works, from the perspective of neuroscience, is because of: limbic resonance, mirror neurons and neuroplasticity. The notion of limbic resonance asserts that without consistent love and acceptance during childhood our brains don’t develop properly. The part that becomes developmentally stunted is our resilience against emotional distress. Similar problems can occur in people of all ages when they suffer trauma. The process of limbic revisioning is about rewiring the neural structure of person who has suffered trauma or emotional neglect; in order for this to occur there needs to be an external example for the limbic brain to mimic. Deep, respectful, contemplative, heartbased listening based on loving acceptance instead of judgment may well be the optimal reflection for a traumatized limbic system to use as a model for restructuring. Mirror neurons see this outer, compassionate reflection and fire internally in the same way; and neurons that fire together wire together. With a bit of repetition, neural re-wiring occurs (thanks to neuroplasticity) which gives a neurological explanation as to why dadirri is good for helping people who have suffered trauma. I feel we’re fortunate to be living in a time where, whether we’re indigenous or non-indigenous, we’re waking up. We’re recognizing the common threads between ancient and modern ways of healing ourselves, and by doing so discovering the techniques that actually work If you’d like to contribute to the empowerment of Indigenous Australians, consider donating to Jarmbi Githabul’s Wise Up, Rise Up Program (www.reachoz.org/wise-up-rise-up. html). Words By Jonathan Davis Amplifying personal healing and growth for collective evolution.