The New Agora January 2018

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Rise and Shine


“Fear is what happens to us when we deny our love.”

Social Distortion

Humanity is afflicted with an inexorable disease. It is a widespread epidemic that compromises our authenticity, ethics, integrity and sensibilities. One of which we as a global culture have been suffering from since the dawn of our existence. Its roots originate in our chaotic, obscure and unconscious lifestyle. This social virus is an emotional instability, a mental phobia and inevitably becomes a physical disease. All of us are infected. No matter how we attempt to avoid, distract or escape ourselves, it is always there. It thrives on our personal apathy, attachment, conflict, denial and dependence. We are prisoners of our own fear.

Broken Foundation

The decline of our society has accelerated. No matter what our belief, education, perception, politics or understanding, it is undeniable. Humanity is in a perpetual state of fear. Most of us are not aware of its full measure and impact. We have been socially conditioned into a custom of disease, disillusionment, distrust and indifference. Cultural confusion influences all avenues of our daily experience. From our early exposure to authority, education and religion, to the contemporary exploitation of the media, our peers and society, we are constantly overwhelmed by a blitz of aggravated anxiety. Our fear is like water to the fish.

Feigned Obscurity Reality, as presented and perceived, has been distorted and manipulated to the nth degree. Its dynamics have been strategically altered beyond common understanding. Those who pull the strings of the global puppet show make sure the design is complicated enough to prevent the majority from transforming it. It is the energy of our own fear that sustains the reality in which we are confined. We are not taught nor do we choose to learn ways to transcend this social prison. Therefore, we sequester ourselves within the boundaries of our personal fear. Reality is an artificial security that prohibits the fulfillment of our possibility.

Tapestry of Terror

Terror sells, perhaps even more than fear or sex. It is a controversial terminology wielded by adolescent adults for the purposes of agenda, control and profit. The impact of its implication provokes anxiety, hate, ignorance and oppression. It is a contrived power that has altered history, law, perception and understanding. Those who define it are often the guiltiest of practicing it. It is a commercial, corporate, financial and political

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exercise to exploit the fear of nations for the manipulation of the global marketplace. The true purpose of contemporary terror is to bewilder, distress, enrage and terrify humanity. “The easier it is to look away, the harder it is to live with ourselves.”

The Bliss of Oblivion

We have made it our inalienable right to be consciously unconscious. Selective reality is our common misperception. We desensitize and acclimate ourselves to the horrors of inequality, injustice, prejudice and violence. Social chaos, deception, destruction and trepidation have chased us into our proverbial rabbit holes. We defend and hide ourselves from the mere threat of danger. We settle for mere survival in the shadow of life. Our motivation is socially distorted from fulfillment, purpose and service to amusement, escape and possession. We savor the bliss of our self-conditioned oblivion, tethered to the vicious cycle of a virtual reality.

Imaginary Life

We are all in a waking slumber. The monotony of society’s arduous routine has pulled reality over our eyes. Our sedation is sustained by the multiplicity of our amusement, distraction, entitlement, obligation and responsibility. We are culled into pedestrian roles as slaves to a complex matrix of indoctrinated education, elementary entertainment, divisive politics and idealistic religion. Our attachment, consumerism, fear and obedience enable a ravenous social system of competition, exploitation, manipulation and obsolescence. Everyday we voluntarily justify our part in defending and enabling an imaginary life at the cost of our freedom.

The Spark

It happens to all of us in our own unique way. Our perception and experience shifts from our immersion in to our transcendence from social reality. We see the illusion for what it is and become acquainted with our personal vision. The quickening of our empowerment and enlightenment propels us into the embrace of the extraordinary. Linear perception transforms into multi-dimensional experience. We are thrust into expansive, new streams of consciousness. All we have encountered and understood in our past and present is superseded by the illumination and inspiration of all possibility and purpose. We are awakened.

Soul Signature

Each of us has a personal power that extends beyond our experience, imagination, perception and understanding. Whether or not we are aware of this, it exists. Our body may be a biological marvel and our mind a neurological phenomenon. Yet, our heart is an electromagnetic force of multi-dimensionality

Please see RISE AND SHINE, page 25 “The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” ~ Charles Du Bos HAT DO YOU want to become? What do you want to achieve? Whatever it is, it will require sacrifice. The first sacrifice is time. You will have to decide between two contrasting options: One day, or day one. Will today be “day one,” or will you put it off until “one day” in the future? Settling on “one day” leaves your life up to others and to fate. Deciding on “day one” gives you a little leverage, a little say so in the process. With “one day,” the day seizes you, and you’re powerless and left at the mercy of circumstance. With “day one,” you seize the day, and you’re empowered to make the best of circumstance. As Epictetus said, “Circumstances don’t make the man; they only reveal him to himself.” Don’t settle for “one day.” Cultivate the mettle for “day one” instead. Whatever it is: writing a novel, starting a band, traveling the world, getting a PhD. Make today “day one” of that process. There will be challenges. There will be setbacks. There will be obstacles that seem almost impossible to pass. Don’t wait until you’re “ready.” Because what if you’re never ready? Fear not. Embrace the fear and begin. Use fear as a diving board and dive into your passion. If you worry too much about what

One Day, or Day One


Embracing Carpe Diem could go wrong, you’ll slip back into a “one day” mentality. If you wait until you’re ready, “one day” will consume your life. And that’s no place to be when you’re on the path toward something great. Don’t make excuses. Excuses are just you getting in the way of what you want to achieve. Get out of your own way and seize the day. Of course, “day one” is itself a series of moments. So, seizing the moment must come first. Carpe punctum (seize the moment) leads to carpe diem (seize the day) leads to carpe vita (seize the life). Let’s break it down.

Carpe punctum (seize the


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting.” ~The Buddha

Here’s the thing: you have from this moment until the day you die (which could be tomorrow or eighty years from now) to live the life you want to live. But it all starts with this moment. Right now. What are you going to do? The same thing you’ve been doing, or will you try something new? Will you just keep pushing the broom of procrastination into the abyss of “one day” or will you seize the moment, toss the broom into the abyss, make today “day one” and get busy cultivating your passion? Your goals, your dreams, your aspirations, they all begin right now. They may or may not come to fruition sometime in the future, but their seeds must be planted now. They may not grow the way you want them to grow, but you’ll never know if you don’t plant them now. They might mutate or grow awry or become a hybrid with a seed someone else planted, but you’ll never know if you

don’t get busy planting. Seizing the moment is all about embracing your inner gardener. Your seeds represent what you wish to become, or what you wish to achieve. The soil is fate, which you do not have control over. But that’s okay, because there are things that you do have control over. Like how much you water your seeds. But right now, even that is irrelevant. Don’t worry about if the seed will take root or not. Don’t worry about if it may possibly get dug up by unforeseen circumstance. Don’t worry about if there will or will not be enough rain to help it grow. That’s neither here or nor there. Right now, it’s all about planting the seed. The action of planting the seed trumps what becomes of the seed. Human flourishing, Eudaimonia, doesn’t just happen. It takes work. It takes perseverance. It takes blood, sweat, and tears. But it doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Just take small bites. Take it inch by inch. Or millimeter by millimeter, if need be. Either way it begins right now, in this moment. This is the first second, in a series of seconds that has the potential to lead to your own human flourishing.

Carpe diem (seize the day): “Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow.” ~Horace Life is a series of moments. So even when you’re seizing the day, you’re still seizing the moment. The only thing that changes is that you are collecting each

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FEATURES Rise and Shine


Embracing Carpe Diem


Freedom is An Inside Job


How to Rewild the World


EDITORIAL Winter’s Gift


HELP YOURSELF HEADLINES 8-9 HEALTH Goodly Nutrients for Self-Healing


Bath Soaks-Detox and Immunity


Bud’s Pure Naturals


Healing with The Evergreen Cannabis Society


Planet Hemp


Cannabis Can Prevent Common Diseases


How Sugar Hurts Your Health


Links Between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum


Non-GMO Diets Reverse Sickness




Eat Mushrooms to Live Longer


How Music Can Rewire Your Brain


CONSCIOUSNESS The Human Body as An Energy Antenna


The Matrix of The Ego by RJ Spina


Consciousness, Cosmos and Purpose (Part 3)


COVER AND LAYOUT Cover-Crystal Goddess by Ben Franke - Page Layout-Mike de Give -

Publisher’s Corner Being Free is the Best Way to Be

By Lorenzo


ROM OUR HEARTS to yours: a big Thank You for a great year from everyone here at The New Agora. With an agora being a ‘’market place-meeting place’’, this new agora of ours, as we’ve made it, is a new way to meet and share in abundance: new in the sense of being guided by a truthful transparency, and abundant in the sense of an abundance of important information, vital possibilities and essential connections between all the people who make up our community. For this new January our pages offer many new articles, reviews and exposes for and from many of our amazing participators, new and old, as our way of thanking and highlighting the folks and businesses that help make our paper every month. From our humble beginnings, we’ve envisioned being able to share not only groundbreaking information and evolutionary advancements, but also to publicize (i.e. make public) those people that are in the business of making our lives better through their work and enterprises. By offering space into the hearts of these ventures, and the reasons we feel they are worth exposing and supporting, we’re actually transforming the paradigm of greed and selfishness into one of giving and cooperation. How’s that for staying in theme with the season? In no particular order of importance I am happy to see RJ Spina, The Evergreen Cannabis Society, Bud’s All Naturals, Planet Hemp, The Goodly Company and Cannalife Botanicals highlighted in our current edition. There are plenty of others whose company and participation we’re deeply grateful for, and we’ll be getting to them all in good time. We wouldn’t be here and you wouldn’t be reading this without them, as it’s a team effort. Some may notice that we have a great amount of Medicinal Cannabis Related biz and info in our paper each month. In truth we’ve been publicizing the life saving power of cannabis since Fukushima, well before it became popular and legal to do so. Actually it’s still rare to find anyone going on about cannabis’ anti-cancer and anti-radiation powers, but all in good time, we’re a rather patient bunch. Since the very beginning we never let a silly thing like imaginary rules stop us from sharing information we felt could help our reader’s health and happiness and potentially save their lives. As our main criteria for printing has been that the information and businesses be authentically helpful, we’ve grown well outside that confining box of what some say is permissible, or politically correct. So bring’ em on I say, more and more, as we grow and grow. December was our biggest month yet, both in pages and publication reach, with 2018 looking to be even more abundant for all of all our active participators, and this includes you dear readers. We intend more advertisers, more shows, expos, outlets and especially more ways to be help oneself to freedom in these pages in the coming months. If you’ve been sitting on the fence of joining in on the fun in any way that could be helpful…feel free to ‘jump in’ and contact us to discuss how we might go about helping each other to greatness. Not a week goes by where we don’t get inquiries from several sources, worldwide, who wish to work with us in one way or another. And, even though we also hear the cries of cowardly goodbye’s, every now and again, more and more we hear the heroic hello’s of those who feel, know and resonate with the tone of freedom when it rings true in their hearts. Looks for us and our participators at The Lift Cannabis Expo, Jan 13-14 and The Victoria Health Show, Jan 27 and 28th this month and The Body Soul and Spirit Expo, Feb 2-3(Vancouver) and The Vancouver Wellness Show Feb 17th and 18th, with plenty more to come. Hope all of our lovely readers are happy, free, and hence in love with life. Having been asked too many times to share testimonials, from both readers and participators, we’ve finally decided that perhaps they’re helpful, so enough with being shy, come out into the light, and let’s let everyone know being free is the best way to be. “Your paper is the only bit of shining hope I have left in humanity. One of the few things that brings me courage to keep fighting for freedom in myself and others.’’ E-Mail. J.V. Happy Days, Lorenzo.

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By Fredalupe!


N A MOMENT of perceived peace, a rare snow falls, each crystalline marvel mythically timed for that special evening only slightly distorted from it’s original solstice mark; each flake proof and testament to the power and fragility of human imagination and manifest intent. We make the world. A gentle hush of pristine white blankets the sleeping world with a poetry born of natural grace and fresh perfection. My eyes walk across this newly born landscape with gratitude and wonder, leaving no trace, no mark, nothing to mar Nature’s gift, only a soothing silence, one quietly accompanied by the soft sigh of Nature’s breath, of Spirit moving, of my heart’s eye seeing anew as this season’s crystal goddess dances. Soon enough this moment of mine will pass, others will come, some busy with the business of going to and fro, many still close enough to their truth to play in this new field prepared for them by their loving host, their innocence a match to the scene’s pristine purity, their joy a powerful gift of return. The World makes us. As yet no cars run, no traffic sounds, no machine clamors its cacophony of artificiality. The binary madness of the transhuman paradigm is nowhere to be felt, nowhere to be seen, it has no place here. The Longest Night is passing. And so it becomes effortless to feel that particular magic connected to this time: crisp wintery breaths, long ago toboggan rides, cinnamon sparkles perfuming the air, the sweet pleasure of being sleepily carried to bed in the arms of love, a’dream with gifts shining their impossible potential under illuminated greenery, stories of long ago alive today. Now become another dream, its memory the fourth ghost of our Christmas Carol, beyond past, present and future, yet encompassing them all. No more Scrooges or Tiny Tims. No more kisses under the mistletoe. Tales of redemption, of humanity reclaimed, of the cold horror of its absence abound everywhere, in every season, in every corner of humanity’s consciousness. Today, this day, we live, but what that entails, whether it be a story of triumph or terror or something in-between, static or ever changing, what we make of it, if you will, Page 5

Winter’s Gift remains to be seen. Prophecy is ‘merely’ the act of looking ahead, of seeing what’s coming, of watching time advance and sharing that view. Subtracting dogma from this feat one can find great value, be it cautionary or otherwise, in taking the ‘long-view’, of seeing where exactly one might be headed, collectively and personally. How else to steer the course? The Cassandra effect notwithstanding (i.e. Cassandra, a prophet of disaster, cursed to be disregarded and disbelieved.) the

meet and have been doing so for as long as I care to remember. Freedom however is not free. This is a perfect paradox, one sticking its tongue out at the mercantile reality of scarcity and fear infecting humanity. That intent has cost me everything, everything of recognizable value in this paradigm, a paradigm of alienation, of evil born entirely of selfishness and the madness of separation from Source, separation from Love. I’m using capitals here because it’s a biggie. And the cure’s

bill must be paid. How’s that for prophecy? Yet, for this moment in time, suspended and eternal, though ephemeral and flown to us on gossamer wings, this night’s winter gift is clear, if only in metaphor, awaiting our acceptance of the gift implicit in Nature’s show.

right there for those with the heart to see and the guts to know. That evil, that separation, that selfishness is what ails us. And the cure is Self Love. There’s the gift all of Life is constantly giving us, encouraging us all the while to administer the same to our fellows, to our world and all the life therein. Or we can allow entropy to have its day. Self love does not allow for self harm. Self love is the antithesis of parasitism, of politics, of the homicidal selfishness plaguing humanity with its perverse indulgence in endless folly. And once again: self love is the cure. Enough, I say, with this game of degenerate infantilism and demoniacal manipulation of the natural world. Refuse to participate in your own destruction and use that energy instead to manifest your truest self, your most fantastic being. We are not robots made of meat. We are expressions of the Divine, of Mystery, of Infinity. We are the articulation, the communication of Source itself. We are not consumers caught in our own consumption. We are awareness manifest. We are Consciousness in action! What we do, think and say

Tabula Rasa: A blank slate. Latin, literally a ‘scraped tablet,’ denoting a tablet with the writing erased. The human mind, especially at birth, viewed as having no innate ideas; an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate. Each moment we live we have the chance of a chance to be free. My every thought, word and deed has been and remains to this day directed thusly. Freedom is my intent. This intent is what moves our new agora. This intent is what gets me out of sleep and moves me to action, every day. This intent is the very air I breathe, the only nourishment I will accept. It is my Art, my work, my task, my life. Everything else is…well, is everything else. In so far as I am able I share this intent with everyone I

matters! All three create our reality. Don’t believe the hype. Don’t buy into victimhood. And if you play the hero prepare to become the villain. Better yet drop ‘em all. We are the bridge between Heaven and Earth, far beyond the roleplaying of insane gods who only hunger for what they have lost in their hubris. Whether those gods are religions, or statism, or gender lunacy, or political correctness, or artificial intelligence, or other, darker alien over-shmoes: we need them not at all, hence their desperation to keep us in their folds, for we are their meat, their domesticated food, their docile slaves, their prisoners, their sustenance… unless we choose with the entirety of our being that we’re not. The discipline that makes the human being unpalatable to the predators who feast on our unconscious choices, who eat our awareness, our energy, our lives, is a simple thing and is in fact our natural birthright, our natural state of being, one of wonder and the silence that comes with it. That silence, funnily enough, cannot be overstated. Through it all things can be Seen as the really are, including ourselves. With it and our connection to life giving Source all things become possible. I understand (and am paraphrasing here from Carlos Castaneda’s work) discipline as the capacity to face with serenity odds that are not included in my expectations, of facing infinity without flinching; not because I’m strong and tough, but because I am filled with awe. And so I accept winter’s gift and in so doing seize my chance of a chance to be free. I leave you with Lorenzo’s, our beloved publisher’s, timely and perfect gift. Music of the stars Woke me one Moment When my thoughts had run away to a place beyond recalling. Relief swept my fibres As a broom sweeps the dirt from a room. Swinging on this dream of childhood’s vision Which has finally arrived so many years after asking Now Demanding my growth. Who but me could say Why it took so long But Happy I am To Finally hear my Native Song. By Lorenzo

By MaAnna Stephenson


HE PHYSICAL BODY is a multifaceted antenna system. The shapes created from the bones to the cells can radically impact our health and state of well being. Placing the body in certain ritualistic postures helps us “tune-in” to certain frequencies. Likewise, the conformational shape changes that occur in our cells facilitate the delivery of nutrients and the expulsion of toxins from our system. Ritual body postures generally come in two forms: those that are held for long periods, such as yoga postures, and those that are formed by gentle, fluid movements from a previous position and held momentarily, such as those found in Tai Chi. The static positions are like rabbit ears on a television set. To get better reception of a specific channel, they are placed in a certain position and left stationary. It takes at least fifteen minutes of silencing the body and holding a position to enter an altered state. The more fluid movements are akin to a radio scanner. By constantly changing the position of the antenna, multiple frequencies can be received either serially or simultaneously. The orientation of the antenna to the Earth plane contributes significantly to how well the antenna acts as a transceiver (transmitter/ receiver). The most common type of antenna is called a dipole because it radiates from the center point out toward each end of the pole. Each end carries an opposite charge. Depending on what type of frequency they wish to transceive, Ham radio operators orient their antennas either vertically, horizontally, or at a 45-degree angle. Many ritual postures used in prayer also orient the body in these configurations. For example, prayer in the Islamic tradition requires the participant to first stand, then kneel, and then bow with the head low and the hips high. Standing is a vertical antenna. Kneeling produces a combined vertical and horizontal antenna. Bowing produces an angled antenna.

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R. JOSHUA FLINT, professional healer and founder of The Goodly Company, has spent the last ten years developing a line of products that enables the body to achieve miraculous self-healing, to which I can personally attest. I’ve spoken with Joshua on a number of occasions, and each time I am both impressed and humbled by his sincerity and wealth of knowledge. Our latest discussion explored the line of products that comprise The Goodly Company, focusing specifically on Humic and Fulvic Acid. We addressed the ways in which these products are designed to enable the body’s natural production of all the probiotics, antibodies, cannabinoids, and immunity strengthening agents innate to our functioning, in order for the body to self-correct on its own. Due to the high nutrient content of the Goodly products they are considered a food grade supplement that uses mainly Humic and Fulvic Acid in various ways (and combinations) to allow our bodies to return to homeostasis post exposure to environmental toxins. Several of the Goodly elixirs, including Divine Vine, Pineal, and ATP Plus, target the glands within the body that deal with hormone regulation and other important functions, such as the thyroid, pituitary, and pineal glands. The issue many of us are facing in this polluted world is heavy metal poisoning: “they move into the body and capture the receptor sites, and then you can’t uptake the nutrients”, says Mr. Flint. These kinds of illnesses manifest as autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, and the list goes on. “The Divine Vine elixir has been formulated to take fluoride and other toxins out of the thyroid, a master hormone governor, and out of the pineal gland. The Pineal formula has the same formula as the Divine Vine, although it also has Page 6

How the Human Body Antenna Transceives Informed Energies The human body is a crystalline lattice that forms a dipole antenna that radiates from the gut area out toward the head and feet and/ or out toward each hand. The head and feet carry opposite charges as do each hand. Piezo crystals, which convert electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa, are found in the bones, intestines, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. The body is also full of liquid crystals and minerals that make up the lattice. Placing the body in different positions changes how the crystalline lattice is oriented to the Earth plane, affecting which frequencies it transceives. Changing positions also affects the length of the antenna, which is an important parameter in frequency selection. The condition of the soil around an antenna also determines how well it transceives. Rich soil amplifies the antenna’s ability to radiate and increases the range of frequencies the antenna can receive. Perhaps

this is why so many practitioners prefer to do their Tai Chi exercises in a park setting. Broadcast engineers have long known that using multiple antennas in specific arrays also enhances the ability to transceiver. Participating in group Tai Chi or meditation circles has this same effect. Cell membranes are liquid crystal structures. A single cell in the body is a very small, very short antenna. Because it is so short, the frequency it transceives is very high and loaded with energy. Individually, each cell is either acting as a broadcast antenna and transmitting its status or acting as a receiving antenna to obtain what it needs. Collectively, similar cells transmit their own unique signal. For example, liver cells differ slightly from spleen cells. Individually, each liver cell would transceive its own signal, but collectively, all liver cells transceive as if they are one large antenna operating on the same frequency. This

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sesquiterpenes, homeopathically, that come from Pine, Spruce, and Frankincense; all of those oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands, and serve as a powerful brain repair agent”. Ultimately what we’re dealing with is the bioavailability of nutrients: carrying nutrients into the cells and eliminating toxins from the body. Humic Acid is an essential nutrient and mineral that functions as a hormone balancer, a probiotic and THC producer, it acts like a sponge in the body to soak up toxins, and it has the ability to stop viruses by binding with their receptor sites thus choking them out. The Humic molecule is the cure for many diseases, and can address Herpes, HIV, Cancer, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Asthma, and Autoimmune disorders. Humic Acid removes toxins from the cells, while carrying nutrients back in. Although even if an individual is consuming colloidal minerals, if there is no Fulvic Acid within them, then the body cannot uptake the nutrients; you will just be running them through your body. When we discover that the body has the ability to produce most of what we need with the right nutrients, including our own antibodies, then there is no longer a need to supplement with various other products from the health food store. Fulvic Acid is like an electro light that helps bring fluids into the cells. It is a very small molecule and is not a mineral per se, but is called “the miracle molecule because it can

carry up to sixty elements or minerals directly into the cell. When you pair that with the Humic, which is minerals, then it has better access to carry nutrients into the cell”. These molecules have a potent synergistic effect when used together. The Tumi Love tincture is an example of this combination of both Humic and Fulvic Acid. The Humic Powder, or dirt, is also a blend of both Humic and Fulvic Acid. Humic remains in the gut and stimulates the production of gut bacteria, which is different than probiotics because you are not introducing a foreign probiotic into the body; you are ultimately producing your own. Confirming indeed that, “your health is in your gut”. Joshua Flint has spent years making Kefir, taking probiotics, supplementing with different minerals, yet he has ceased to do all of this as his gut has now been refurbished. “The problem with our products”, says Mr. Flint, smiling, “is that they all work”. They all do similar things although some are more specific in certain areas. “A few years ago, a woman I knew had chronic herpes. She bought a bag of the Humic powder, and she no longer had the herpes, and she lost thirty pounds. A teaspoon in her tea in the morning, and a teaspoon at night, and it did all of that for her”. The Humic Acid and ATP products have also been very effective for athletes, and men and women who are seeking to balance their hormones. “The other secret in this products

is the basic principle used in acupuncture. In ancient Chinese medicine, the liver is not considered to be just one specific organ located in just one place inside the body, as Western anatomy would picture it. In ancient Chinese medical philosophy, “liver” is considered to be a specific energy, or vibration, radiating within and through the entire body system. Until recently, biology has considered chemical reactions to be the primary mechanism for cellular communication. But recent studies show that an electromagnetic (EM) frequency is transmitted just prior to the chemical interaction. This results in a conformational shape change of the receptor molecules that reside on the surface of the cell. These shape changes have the full attention of internationally recognized pharmacologist and researcher, Dr. Candace Pert, who authored Molecules of Emotion as well as renowned cell biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, who authored The Biology of Belief. When the receptors become excited, they vibrate and move themselves into specific shapes. This changes the frequency at which they transceive. According to Lipton, this “creates a virtual cacophony of information” and the cell filters out “specific frequencies as behavioral signals.” Dr. Pert refers to the receptors as keyholes. When they change shape, only specific molecules can enter them, delivering the proper chemicals to the cell. Understanding conformational shape change at the cellular level will give biology an entirely new perspective on the body as an energetic structure. It will lead directly to ushering in an era of vibrational medicine instead of interactions being based entirely on chemical exchanges. About the Author: Formally trained in electronics, acoustics and music and initiated as a shaman, MaAnna Stephenson has lived immersed in the relationship between science and intuitive wisdom. Her exemplary work spans the music industry, wood carving, and authoring a book illuminating new models for new thought. Some content excerpted by permission from The Sage Age – Blending Science with Intuitive Wisdom © 2008 MaAnna Stephenson is with the Humic Powder and Tincture Concentrate: people who are being drug tested, pee test positive for THC. We have THC and Cannabinoid receptor sites in our brain, which means that we naturally produce them. You can now produce your own THC and Cannabinoids and heal yourself; it’s not a drug, it’s how we function”. Mr. Flint continues to share with me seemingly impossible tales of patients whom he has helped immensely. Among them, a woman with HPV who was seeing an alternative doctor and who prescribed to her Humic Acid. Although this woman was also seeing a conventional doctor who called her in soon after, and said ‘we want to know what you’re doing, because not only have you healed your HPV, but you’ve created some antibodies that we’ve never seen before’. Therefore if we have the right nutrients we can produce whatever antibodies we require to heal ourselves. Joshua Flint can personally attest to this as well, as often times, those with the greatest need end up finding the proper cure to what ails them. Mr. Flint had lost his mental state, to the point where it was affecting his family life. When he created the products, “that’s what brought my health back. I’m a testament that you can have Alzheimer’s so severely that you can’t carry on a conversation, and you can heal that, otherwise we wouldn’t be having this conversation”. I myself have had great success with the Humic Powder and Concentrate, similar to Mr. Flint’s other female patients. As an individual who deals with autoimmune disorders, I’ve seen inflammatory nodes on my body virtually disappear overnight after dosing with these products. The Fulvic Acid eye drops, whose molecules are three times

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n NHS asks 10-year-olds if they are ‘Comfortable in their Gender’ In School Survey

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en-year-old children are being asked by the NHS whether they are “comfortable in their gender” in official health surveys being completed in schools, it has emerged. The form given to children in year six to complete asks: “Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with? (feeling male or female)”. Youngsters are also asked to tick a box to confirm their true gender, with options including “boy”, “girl” and “other”.

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anada has the dubious honour of being home to the largest number of firms on a World Bank blacklist of corrupt companies.But virtually all of that can be attributed to one Canadian company -- SNC Lavalin, the construction and engineering giant whose name is becoming a paragon of Canadian corruption.

n How ADHD Became a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry


DHD diagnosis have been on the rise in the last decade, putting it second only to asthma as the most common childhood diagnosis. For many of the 11 percent of kids in America with an ADHD diagnosis, the answer has been to throw pills at the problem. But is it effective? One study that followed students for more than 3 years didn’t find any increase in performance or improved grades.


n Arizona Citizens Tracked In Facial Recognition Database In First Step For REAL ID Implementation


rizona citizens are now in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to track them simply for getting a driver’s license. This allows federal and local law enforcement to use the “perpetual lineup” of suspects not accused of a crime to see if someone is wanted for a crime, Arizona Capitol Times reported.

n “Smart” Meters: Recalls, Replacements, Fires, Explosions, Measurement Errors, Privacy Concerns, Cybersecurity Risks, and Sick People

T n Climate Change Activists Used ‘Arbitrary’ Adjustments to Exaggerate Sea Level Rise, Scientists Claim


arlier this year, climate-change activists claimed that there had been a dramatic increase in the sea level in the Indian Ocean. But a new study suggests that this may not be the case, and that the activists’ interpretation of data may have been based on ‘arbitrary’ adjustments. Researchers have now reinterpreted the data, and claim that the Indian Ocean in fact has seen a steady, gentle rise in sea level.

n Big Pharma’s Control Over The News


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I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports

In 2011, Consumers Digest predicted that “Smart” Meters “represents little more than a boondoggle that is being foisted on consumers by the politically influential companies”: So it’s not all that surprising that so far – hundreds of thousands of “Smart” Meters have been recalled and/or replaced throughout North America due to various reasons including fires, explosions, general failure, and measurement errors. There are utility companies who are already making plans to replace hundreds of thousands more.

Health n Mainstream Media Now Urging Parents To Give 3-Year-Old Kids Dangerous Drugs For Depression


ig Pharma’s subtle propaganda comes in many forms. Those tuning in to mainstream media programs will be subjected to nightly advertisements, many of which feature highly addictive and dangerous antidepressants. But a recent news story warning that 3-year-olds could be suffering from depression and should be evaluated by doctors shows that the industry will stop at nothing until all Americans are on drugs.

n New Science Reveals Young Brains Deranged By Cellphone Radiation Exposure


t’s fairly obvious to most intelligent people that modern society is going insane. It’s especially true among today’s hyper-connected youth who seem to be truly deranged and mentally ill, hyperventilating over every issue imaginable such as “net neutrality” or the election of Donald Trump. The lunacy of modern society has never been more extreme, and many of us who observe all this are wondering is there a common cause behind the insanity?

success, one of the greatest achievements in the history of modern medicine. Doesn’t add up, does it? Across a population of 100 million people, widespread harm and death would have occurred.

Science, Tech & Beyond n Who Does The Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Protect?


he laws of a country are, generally, designed to protect its citizens. How this ideal is interpreted is a topic of debate in various circles, but its goal is lofty, if not quite perfect. Of specific necessity are laws aimed at protecting children, including child abuse, welfare, and labor laws. Of zero necessity, in my view, is the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act(NCVIA), which sounds like it has the best interests of this nation’s young citizens in mind, but actually serves a much different purpose.

n Tesla’s New Semi Truck is Here, and it Has a Tremendous 500-Mile Range


class of new, transparent tech can allow us to harvest massive amounts of energy from glass surfaces like building and car windows, cell phones and other translucent surfaces.GNN reports: Scientists at Michigan State University detailed in a paper in the journal Nature Energy how highly transparent solar applications could “nearly meet U.S. electricity demand” and drastically reduce reliance upon fossil fuels. “We will see commercial products become available over the next few years,” Richard Lunt, an associate professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at MSU, tells Newsweek. “We are just beginning to hit performance metrics that make sense to scale up.”

n Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to be Released In 20 States


he US Environmental Protection Agency has approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in 20 US states and Washington D.C – what are the implications of this mass experiment? In early November the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of mosquitoes which have been genetically engineered to carry a common bacterium designed to kill mosquitoes that carry dangerous viruses. The news was reported in Nature, and later confirmed to Gizmodo by MosquitoMate, the company behind the GE mosquitoes, and the EPA. The EPA said they officially registered MosquitoMate’s Asian Tiger mosquito with a five-year license to sell their lab mosquitoes in 20 states across the nation.

n Global Vaccine Cartel Wreaks Destruction: The Evidence


ut these two public-health agency statements up against each other: “Don’t give this vaccine to people whose immune systems are weak, because dire consequences would follow.” And “We gave this vaccine to 100 million people, millions of whom had weak immune systems, and it was a glorious Page 9

n Building AI: Mankind Losing More Control Over Artificial Intelligence


Building AI is the next phase humanity appears to be going through in its technological evolution. We are at the point where corporations are designing Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines, robots and programs to make child AI machines, robots and programs – in other words, we have AI building AI. While some praise this development and point out the benefits (the fact that AI is now smarter than humanity in some areas, and thus can supposedly better design AI than humans), there is a serious consequence to all this: humanity is becoming further removed from the design process – and therefore has less control.

n 3D-Printed Invention Produces 2 Liters Of Drinking Water Every Hour From Air


id you know? By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas where water scarcity is prevalent. This is concerning, but fortunately, not unsolvable. In fact, a 22-year-old Indian entrepreneur has already presented a solution. Jawwad Patel, an engineering student, has developed an invention that converts atmospheric moisture into potable drinking water. In other words, it pulls water from the air to produce drinkable water within a short period of time.

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response was, “No, you don’t understand! I’m an activist, anarchist, single nun!” But eventually, she realized something did need to be organized. “That led to about a three-year discussion before Sisters of the Valley was formed,” she said. Before Sister Kate declared herself a nun, she spent most of her time delivering CBD oil to the sick and “raising, cooking and cleaning” for a family with six kids. Because of this, she already felt like a nun. As a result, she didn’t find the lifestyle transition too difficult.


AISE YOUR HAND if you’ve heard of Sister Kate of the Sisters of the Valley. The badass activist, who was formerly known as Sister Occupy (and still is to some), founded the organization that grows CBD-rich strains of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Located near Merced, California, the 1-acre property exists as an oasis and education center for a handful of women who call themselves nuns but aren’t associated with any religion. Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Sister Kate (Christine Meeusen) to pick her brain about the women’s work. As our conversation evolved, she dropped copious amounts of wisdom on the subjects of marijuana, the divine feminine, and how the mainstream media continues to re-hash a lie about cannabis being a “Holy Trinity.”

Sister Kate (Weed Nun) On The Divine Feminine And The Real Holy Trinity

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A Recap The Sisters of the Valley farm was founded in 2014, shortly after Sister Kate became known as “Sister Occupy.” During our interview, she relayed that she donned a nun’s habit in response to authorities declaring pizza (due to the tomato sauce) a vegetable. According to her, the development was further evidence of

America being a conquered and oppressed nation. She said, “I learned from my travels in Europe that you learn to tell the difference between a conquered nation and the conquerors. Go to where the people are conquered, and you see a shabby version of the conquerors.” After leaving Europe following a messy divorce, “America looked to me like a conquered people,” she said. “We dress like a conquered people, we act like a conquered

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people. Also, the sign of a conquered people is that you fight against your leadership instead of with it.” “I was very disgusted,” she added. When Sister Kate joined the Occupy movement, she felt as if she had finally found her “people.” Those she marched with encouraged her to follow through with her plan of donning a nun’s habit, so she did. “Within one visit, the Occupy movement had dubbed me ‘Sister Occupy’,” said Sister Kate. Before long, supporters began asking how they could join the movement she had inspired. Her

Sisterhood and the Divine Feminine In the interview, Sister Kate goes on to explain that though the women implement pagan practices into their ceremonies, they don’t align with any one religion. Rather, most of their inspiration is drawn from the Beguine nuns, who were the precursors to the Catholic nuns. She explained that the Beguine nuns were self-empowered, spiritually empowered, natural healers, and scholarly women. Because of this, they were considered “dangerous” and many of them were burnt at the stake. The Sisters of the Valley look to the Beguine nuns as their role models, because they hope to empower new generations of women don’t degrade or cheapen themselves to get ahead. Sister Kate added that now is a very important time for women in history. This is because change is not only desired by both men and women, it is needed. And finally, females have an opportunity to do better

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Bath Soaks — A Gentle Remedy for Winter Detox and Immunity By Cara Long


INTER IS A great time to soak; our bodies crave the warmth and soothing a hot water bath provides. Visiting healing hot springs where your body absorbs the beneficial minerals would be a winter dream but imagine creating your own DYI spa at home. It’s that easy. Reap the benefits of natural salts and minerals while crafting your own alchemy with various ingredients and essential oils that benefit the body & mind, give you added immune strength and a good nights’ sleep. By adding a salt blend and essential oils to your tub you’re not only creating a spa to soothe your body but your skin being the largest organ actually absorbs the minerals while the salt draws toxins out of the body.

What is a salt detox? A salt detox isn’t the same as pouring table salt into our bathtub. Salt baths usually contain a combination of Sea salts, Epsom salt, or Himalayan salts along with other healing ingredients which allow for minerals to “draw out” toxins from the body. The theory is that a salt bath can remove harmful toxins such as heavy metals, impurities and bacteria while replenishing the body of vital minerals. It is also known to help with weight management, relief from

sore muscles, strengthen the immune system and promote relaxation. Epsom salt is widely known for its soaking benefits. It looks similar to table salt, but it’s a completely different compound. Epsom salt is made of both magnesium and sulfate, whereas table salt is sodium that has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. Salt is the most important component in alkalizing the blood and tissues. There have been so many misconceptions about salt and whether or not it is the cause of high blood pressure or hypertension. It is important to understand the right type of salt to use both internally and externally and how vital it really is for good health! Salt is a vital substance for the survival of all living creatures. Salt helps to regulate the water content of the body. In our bodies, water moves continuously in and out of the cells. This is called osmoregulation; the body’s natural maintenance of water levels. It has to pass through each cell to cleanse and extract the toxic wastes of cell metabolism. Salt forces some water to stay inside the cells and balances the

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By Laurette Anderson


HO IS THE Bud behind “Bud’s Pure Naturals”? Or is it just a clever play on words? Well there really is a Bud behind the company, and a Robin too. Both of whom I had the pleasure of speaking with this week. Their sincere desire to share the healing benefits of the cannabis plant with the world comes from a very personal experience: their father was diagnosed with lung cancer. This was five years ago, so their motivation to find something effective was tantamount to saving their father’s life. They put their father onto a regimen of CBD medicinals with full faith in their efficacy and it worked. Their eighty-five year old father is living proof that cannabis cures cancer. Thus their desire to share what cured their father with the world was ignited. Not long after starting the business, Bud was at a local health show where he met an individual who was into making topical creams and lotions, and, after an exploration of joining the two together, decided this was the way to go. Bud began creating topical creams with CBD (the healing property of hemp), and the results were stunning. Their products have gained great popularity and a loyal following of people who have had issues with chronic pain, and also people who have had skin issues such as psoriasis and rosacea. Since then, a tidal wave of testimonials has ensued. One of these products has seen fantastic results in healing psoriasis. The fact that it cured Robin’s wife’s psoriasis convinced him to partner up and buy into the business venture. Bud and Robin have multiple feelgood stories about their clients’ experiences with their Heal All Cream. They spoke of one client who for most of his life wore a cap not because he was bald but because of his unsightly skin condition. A couple of weeks after using the cream Bud was invited to meet

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Bud’s Pure Naturals him for lunch and to his surprise the cap was gone. The client said it’s the first time he’s been cap-free in many, many years. When your clients have stories like this and a smile from ear to ear when they meet up with you, well, it’s the biggest motivator there is! Robin and Bud kept going producing effective medicinal products that now include a deodorant and a lip balm too, all with zero harmful ingredients. The concept of applying a CBD deodorant to the underarm is such a brilliant idea as this is where lymph nodes reside. Regular deodorant and antiperspirant products from the usual grocery or drug store outlets commonly contain

harmful ingredients such as aluminum. Imagine that: your lymph nodes absorbing aluminum. Pain Away is their secret weapon; potent and genuinely effective (I can say this as I have watched my husband smile as his chronic and constant back pain faded away while I massaged it in). This cream cannot be advertised yet on their website. You will have to ask them for details on obtaining it as it is the one product that Health Canada won’t certify due to the THC content. Authorities are of course still in a conundrum as to how they can get their cut of the profits from truly effective pain products that come from a plant whose patent they don’t own. So we wade

through their bureaucracy to create, sell, and on the other side, even obtain, these great antidotes to chronic conditions. Hemp has a larger CBD component for healing and the plant is legal to grow and use. Bud and Robin use only organic, locally sourced hemp which is a rarity at this point in time and they pay more for it as a result. Where integrity is a forgotten concept for most popular brands of creams and body products (and the big chain stores that supply them), this small but growing company creates each product with integrity. All components of the products are Canadian made, from the hemp to the packaging. If you want to discuss the products after you’ve bought them, the creators are easy to reach. Consumers should be able to reach those who own the company creating the products they buy. And yet this is a foreign concept in our consumer society. We blindly buy, without knowing the who, behind the company. Let’s face it: there are only a handful of companies that own most of the drug store products that stock your bathroom. They’re global. They’re corporate. And they don’t care about you. Along the way, these friendly, sociable and good natured guys found out about their banker’s family member’s health challenges. They offered to help because that’s their nature. When the banker realized Heal All was working on their loved one’s skin condition, she moved forward with assisting with the internet Global Services portion of the online business. When good intentions meet up with good people anything can happen. Even banks are occasionally made up of individuals with integrity. If you want to support integrity and herbal products that are pure and natural with no harmful ingredients, then vote with your dollars. We all have the power to change the world with our wallets. If you want to meet the Bud (and Robin) behind “Bud’s Pure Naturals”, come down to the LIFT event in Vancouver this month-Feb 13th-14th.

By Laurette Anderson


OMETIMES YOU VISIT a dispensary and feel like you’ve walked into a ‘’party den’’, with some young reefer dude giving you his expert opinion and advice on what cannabis is right for your chronic pain, or even, serious illness, rather than actually feeling like you’re being served by compassionate professionals. Let’s face it. Dispensaries are not all created equal. However, as co-owners Mike and Maria have a vested interest in the efficacy of the products they sell; The Evergreen Cannabis Society’s outlet, at 2868 West 4th St., is one of the ones that instills confidence from the moment you enter. Maria herself had precancerous cells discovered in a routine surgical procedure and managed after many opinions to avoid the recommended hysterectomy, an overprescribed solution to many and various reproductive issues these days. She was told, as so many are, that not having the hysterectomy was tantamount to playing Russian Roulette with her life. So Maria sought other opinions, not from more establishment doctors but rather from naturopaths who redirected her towards a healthier choice. Maria began taking cannabis creations of one kind and another to bring a halt to any further formation or growth of cancer cells. As is often the case, plant based nutrition, a reasonable lifestyle and cannabis, can go a long way to getting a body back on a healthy track again.

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EVERGREEN between the sales staff and the client who often is facing critical health and medical decisions. These medical decisions, are fraught with a false paradigm that favours the pharmaceutical and medical establishment, and stigmatizes the plant based alternatives, and any of its proponents, as “quackery”. It’s a tough yet fragile veneer for the Evergreen Mike and Maria-Co-Directors. Dispensary to break through, and it takes And so it was, that during this someone knowledgeable and sympathetic experience of exploring other health to the situation, to gain trust of the hesitant options, Maria and Mike visited many dispensaries to try to find the right products client who walks into the dispensary. Nothing beats the personal and successful and information. In that complicated experience of the dispensary owners. process they discovered a gap in the From here, Maria and Mike have market that they were sure they could fill. never looked back. They jumped through They began to plan opening their own every one of the many hoops set up for dispensary. Gone is the stoner at the front them in regulatory stipulations and have desk who has loads of personal experience been operating for the last two years, with good weed, and in his place is real successfully, out of their Kitsilano knowledge, gained through experience, location. Their favourite products include that leads to a trusting relationship

their massage oils and creams, which Mike highly recommends after beneficial results with his own skin condition. Their products are all local, lab tested and organically sourced. This shop presents itself online as a “compassion club” and it is registered under the BC Societies Act. So when you join the Society your personal information is protected under the Act. There are many testimonials to be found on their website and online but they themselves shared with me in our interview many stories about people having major success using their products to treat and get rid of conditions like fibromyalgia, skin conditions, depression and chronic muscle and back pain. In reality the time has come for us all to take a closer, unbiased look at an ancient plant with amazing healing properties. Why? Because the pharmaceuticals industry has been providing prescribed medications that are known (and documented) to kill over 100,000 patients every year. And this estimate is on the modest side. For more information on their products, check out their website or visit them at the LIFT event in Vancouver. If you live in the Vancouver area, then: lucky you, you can visit their dispensary knowing that these people are genuinely interested in your health and wellbeing and will give you the best advice based on the personal, first-hand experience of curing themselves first.

By Haley Nagasaki


EMPCO IS a family-owned, innovative manufacturing company under which exist several brands, including their latest Praise animal foods and Planet Hemp for human consumption. Hempco demonstrates an excellent model of “whole crop utilization” whereby each part of the plant is used in a variety of different industries from human and animal sustenance, to primary processing of construction and composite materials. This British Columbian Company, which began in 2001, was inspired by the search for a unique plant-based protein source. Company founder and CEO, Charles Holmes and his father initially took to wild rice protein as a grain with superior nutritional value, but discovered that it was not a viable business option. Charles was then asked by a fellow food developer in the prairies, “what do you know about hemp seeds?” This man said he had four million pounds of hemp seeds, and no clue what to do with them. After examining the nutritional profile of the product, Charles knew this was the solution and business opportunity he’d been seeking. In 2001 the Holmes family began a business led by the remarkable hemp plant; Charles being the CEO, supported by his sister Angela, the COO and strong backbone of the company. While these two are the main shareholders, and members of the board, their father and sister Symentha also play an integral role in the company. Industrial hemp is grown entirely outdoors, and demonstrates incredible properties such as nullification of soil radiation. The protein ratio can run as high as

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Planet Hemp Vancouver’s Premium Hemp Protein

anything 50% in the raw anymore; hemp seed, there’s no and serves as such thing. a superior raw What we’re vegan protein looking at is source. a disaster on When this planet asked if their and we have products to fix the are organic, soil”. Charles There explained are three main to me that products under their specific Planet Hemp, terminology including the implies that hemp seeds Planet Hemp CEO-Charles Holmes. of which they is “Beyond remove the Organic” under shells, calling it hemp nuts or hemp hearts. S.A.F.E: Sustainable Agronomics and Food Then there is the whole seed that is taken and Essentials. This is based on the premise that pressed for hemp oil, and what’s left is the when your grow monocrops, you deplete the meal, which is ground into a protein powder, soil. The soil requires that you supplement it with the shells sifted off the top. This has a 50% with non-toxic synthetics, similar to chelated protein concentrate and is entirely raw. mineral supplements an individual might “Hemp hearts are 45-50% fat and 30% purchase at the health food store, although protein, but your body doesn’t like that much organic certifiers do not recognize this practice. fat compared to protein usage, so having “As long as you’re not spraying more protein than fat is a better balance chemicals directly on the plants, and you for us as humans, which is why we use the learn to feed the soil, then you will get very meal left over from pressing oil. The protein good results”, says Charles. “The only thing powder has 50% protein and 10% fat, and the that is in question is weed management, which is inevitable when growing monocrops. rest is fiber, which is more ideal for human consumption,” says Charles. You could drive around fifteen times a year Hemp protein is a unique food source for with your organic certifier tilling the weeds, humans, it is a higher quality than egg whites, but you ruin your soil. So when people say and it has no enzyme inhibitors like in grains, ‘is it organic?’ they don’t really know what legumes, and nuts. All plants have lectins that they’re saying to me because it doesn’t mean

are harmful to humans and animals alike, but at Planet Hemp, they await the first frost before harvesting the plants because as soon as that frost hits, those lectins go away. “Have you ever considered making anything out of the hemp fiber?” “We did purchase a decorticator and we’re installing it now. It’s going to be primary processing. We’ll produce hemp curds, which is used for making construction materials like hemp bricks or bioplastics. Long fiber will be made into matting, insulation, or other composite materials. In addition, as soon as the legislation changes in the next few months, we’ll be getting into CBD production”, says Charles. Surprisingly, the hemp plant has more CBD than marijuana plants, and legalization means that the hemp plant will be removed from the controlled substance category and dropped back into the agricultural sphere. Charles and his team are committed to producing the highest quality products possible, “starting with a new facility that is state of the art, and world class for quality and levels of production”. Coming soon will be some great meatless products as well, specifically hemp burgers, which are a big focus for the company right now. As we approach the legalization of marijuana, the hemp plant is also reclaiming its rightful rank as beloved multipurpose super plant, gifted unto us as food, medicine, clothing, energy, and the literal building blocks of society. For current sales on Planet Hemp products, search the store locator online, or visit participating stores including Famous Foods, Donald’s Market, and Lee’s Market.

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OST DOCTORS NO longer contend the medicinal value of cannabis. There are hundreds of scientific studies that prove it, making the point difficult to argue. Furthermore, pharmaceutical companies are developing cannabinoid-based medicines, affirming that cannabis benefits the human body. It is these substances – cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – that give the cannabis plant its medicinal properties. Thanks to extensive research, we have discovered that cannabis is effective in treating a wide variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, seizures and PSTD. Some would even argue that cannabis can treat cancer, with many individuals curing cancer with cannabis oil. Yet, it is rarely pointed out that cannabis is also a potential preventative medicine for some very common health problems. Below are several examples of scientific research that show the preventative properties of cannabis.

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Can Prevent Several Common Diseases

v THC Keeps the Brain “Clean” to Prevent Alzheimer’s In 2014, researchers at the University of South Florida and Thomas Jefferson University found that the cannabinoid THC helps prevent plaque build-up on the brain. This plaque, called beta amyloid plaque, is associated with the development of Alzheimer’s. This illness is the most common form of dementia. Furthermore, the study showed that THC helps with mitochondrial function. The mitochondria of the cell takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. Evidence exists indicating that mitochondrial dysfunction plays an early and significant role in Alzheimer’s disease. Lead author of the study, neuroscientist

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Chuanhai Cao, Ph.D., wrote: THC is known to be a potent antioxidant with neuroprotective properties, but this is the first report that the compound directly affects Alzheimer’s pathology by decreasing amyloid beta levels, inhibiting its aggregation and enhancing mitochondrial function.

v THC Protects the Brain from Many Neurodegenerative Diseases Another 2014 study out of Tel-Aviv University in Israel tested whether extremely

low dose of THC could protect the brain from inflammation-induced cognitive deficits. Some of the more common neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease. The researchers concluded: Our results suggest that an ultralow dose of THC that lacks any psychotrophic activity protects the brain from neuroinflammation-induced cognitive damage and might be used as an effective drug for the treatment of neuroinflammatory conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases.

v Cannabis Can Prevent Symptoms of Osteoarthritis In 2017, a group of researchers out of Dalhousie University in Canada published their findings on the effects that CBD has on osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative joint condition that affects millions around the world. Symptoms often include inflammation, numbness, pain and joint neuropathy. The researchers, including HT Philpott of the Departments of Pharmacology and Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, concluded that CBD may prevent OA patients from developing nerve damage and joint pain. In addition to CBD’s neuro-protective properties, the substance reduced joint inflammation when administered locally. The researchers published their study in the medical journal PAIN. They stated: The data presented here indicate that local administration of CBD blocked OA pain. Prophylactic CBD treatment prevented the later development of pain and nerve damage in these OA joints. These findings suggest that CBD may be a safe, useful therapeutic for treating OA joint neuropathic pain.

v Cannabis Compounds May Prevent Spread of Cancer So far, as with many studies on medical cannabis, researchers examining the plant’s effect on cancer have only conducted studies in a lab and/or on animals. Therefore, it is difficult to proclaim as fact that cannabis can prevent cancer. Nevertheless, there are numerous studies that show cannabis has the potential to prevent

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Thoughts are shadows, products of ‘mind’ and thus give birth to the illusion of The Self.

The Matrix Of The Ego/Mind And How It Is Created By RJ Spina


HERE HAVE BEEN lifetimes of energy spent on the mental investigation and questioning of the very nature, construct, purpose and possible entrapment of consciousness by the insidious and illusionary ego/mind construct. When tackled head on, it’s proven to be a as elusive as a mirage. The very query morphing itself into a new series of perpetual, abstract questions, demanding multilayered answers that really only seem to momentarily gratify the yearning ‘to know’ itself, which is a pointless, mental exercise in and of itself. If we are thinking in order to uncover the root of thought, one could say we are already looking in the wrong room. So what really is the ego/mind? How does this total and temporary delusion/ illusion get created, perpetuated and more importantly, how do we see it for what it is and subsequently transcend it? Oddly enough, everything I am going to share/transmit to you has nothing to do with my mind nor was it accessed by utilizing the mind. We must start at the conception/inception of incarnation. It is here the process of the inevitable formation of the entity known as the ego will result and subsequently ‘mind’ is created. Thoughts are shadows, products of ‘mind’ and thus give birth to the illusion of The Self. The ego is formed ONLY when we incarnate and its perpetuation ceases upon the demise of the physical vehicle. It is a by-product or function of lower frequency incarnation because of a lack of connectivity to our Higher Self, which is what we are. The Higher Self can be experienced directly and personally through meditation. For now, imagine a large blimp floating high in the sky. This blimp is far too big to float just above the surface of the Earth so for it to experience the earth’s terrain, imagine this blimp dropping a cord all the way down to the surface of the earth and attached at the end of this cord is a balloon. Use this image as an analogy for the Higher Self (blimp) projecting a Soul (balloon) into physical reality. The Higher Self is way too large for its entirety to be housed by any single form factor within this low frequency environment so it sends a piece of itself instead. This projected cord, and more accurately described as silver in color (the hara line) connects and maintains the functionality and limited connectivity of the consciousness, body of energy, and therefore the physical vehicle we call the Human Body. Because this cord is narrow, we have limited — to no access to our much larger Higher Self. So instead of greatly enhanced perception/awareness and understanding of the Greater Reality that we normally have while in the Energetic, we are reduced to perceiving just the low frequential environment our form factor (the body) is attuned to via our five physical senses. Basically, our five physical senses are outwardly projected for the survival of our physical vehicle. These senses simply receive the electrical impulses within this specific frequency and the Human mind interprets them, creating the experience of an “out there.” It is this VERY limited physical perception based existence that creates a SUBJECT/OBJECT paradigm. Meaning, there becomes a what is “out there” and a separate me “in my mind and body” experiencing the objects “out there.” It is the Subject/Object paradigm that creates the illusion of the self. To quickly overcome this,

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try imaging yourself as just two eyes floating without a brain attached. Pure awareness floating... These electrical impulses, what the five physical senses perceive (what we see, hear, feel, touch, taste and smell) are processed by the receiver (the human mind) and translated into thoughts, based upon a subject/object paradigm. Fundamentally, what we IDENTIFY with within this sensory realm is what CREATES the ego/ mind, the fake, illusionary, temporary self or identity and every sensory input is processed and run against the program that is the created identity (who we think we are and how we feel about ourself). It’s all an illusion based upon a subject/ object paradigm. It is the IDENTIFICATION with (saying yes to and not simply perceiving/ witnessing) any stimulus, be it concepts, beliefs, what mommy and daddy said to us, the body, feelings, experiences, tangible objects, thoughts, pleasure, pain, people, etc. that creates a separate Self. This created Self is the ONLY barrier that exists from experiencing the ONENESS OF EVERYTHING, and the everything that Pure Awareness perceives is simply its own imagination. Fundamentally, ego is Mind. Mind is thought. Thought creates Self (subject/ object). Self is a delusion/illusion borne out of limited perception for survival only. Therefore, mind/ego/thought/Self is a total illusion. There is just evolving awareness. In this sense, nothing is REAL except your temporary experience of it. When this is experienced directly (the evaporation of Self) without interruption and not intellectually, one is in a state of cosmic consciousness. Never returning to the state of delusion is enlightenment. Availing yourself of advanced functionality through the application of the continued state of Enlightenment and subsequent ascending of the frequencies and dimensions of our multiverse is the work of The Ascended Masters. Humanity literally creates a ‘self’ out of all this low frequency, sensory realm stimulation. The constant stream of stimulation and subsequent processing of these electrical impulses via our five physical senses and our lack of connectivity to what we REALLY ARE creates the ego/mind/thought/identity... the self. It is truly a complete and utter

illusion based upon identifying with objects (thoughts, concepts, beliefs, feelings, experiences, etc.) There must be a mind/ego/ identity in play for thoughts to even have a place to land. Total awareness requires no thought at all. Thoughts get in the way of expanding awareness. Going beyond the sensory realm via meditation takes our awareness above the low frequency sensory realm, the realm of subject/object, which produces mind/ego/thought, and the illusion of a separate self.

The ego/mind/thought/self ceases to exist or hold dominion over our consciousness once we have retrained our consciousness to experience and dwell within the silence and emptiness of the True Self or Pure Awareness. The human mind constantly wants more and more stimulation/information because it doesn’t know anything. There is nothing there. It’s a bottomless, empty entity, a never satiated appetite. Sounds like the ego, yes? Mind is ego. Ego is born out of identification with objects and lack of connectivity to our Higher Self. Objects only exist if there is a subject/object paradigm at work, which is a highly limited, sensory realm experience. Let go of everything and watch it float by, including all your beliefs, your expectations and your thoughts. Don’t grab onto anything or anyone. Lose your mind once and for all. The one true reality will reveal itself and the REAL YOU, pure AWARENESS is that Reality. The more you let go of who you think you are, the more you will feel like yourself. Pure perception. Total Silence. A current of never ending Joy. Freedom itself. A ceaseless reservoir of Power. Love itself. Source. The victory of the LIGHT is your own divine awareness. Namaste, RJ http://www.wakingtimes. com/2017/12/05/karma-cause-effectmatrix/

Freedom is an Inside Job The Overunity Circuit of the Body Electric

By Kit Walker

Towards the Free Energy Human


N THE TERMINOLOGY of free energy devices, one often hears the term “over unity”, which refers to when a free energy generator generates more electricity than it consumes. Very often, this is the edge that inventors work with, how to cross that Rubicon, which is almost like stepping through the looking glass. We are so inculcated by the dominant paradigm to believe that the idea of free energy defies the “laws of science”, but even if we consider those laws for a few moments in the scale of all things, we quickly understand that, for the mind of man to have an explanation of how everything works is actually what is impossible. The brain (especially the way we have used it up until now,) is a very limited device that only picks up a tiny, if not infinitesimal spectrum of what exists. And yet, it is this brain from whence ALL of the laws of science have come. I would like to suggest that there might be a parallel process to this overunity process that is possible within the human being, a way to exist in which we generate more energy than we consume. Of course this can be applied to the physical level, but could it be applied at the level of consciousness as well? What would someone be like who was generating more energy, or consciousness, than they were consuming? Well, since humans come in all shapes and sizes, it is easy to imagine that everyone who comes into Overunity would express that in a different way. But perhaps there would also be some things in common that they all would share. The whole idea of Overunity is in itself one of absolute abundance. We are so used to living in scarcity, the debt paradigm, that something like overunity seems impossible. But let’s just suspend judgment for a moment and take a closer look.

Nutrition from the other side Imagine, for example, not having to eat. First of all, not having to kill to eat, but eventually, not having to eat at all. Why is it that to live, we have to destroy something “else”, and consume its energy? Or perhaps not having to breathe, but rather be able to draw pranic energy directly from Source, the Divine Eternal and Infinite Dimension that contains all energy and possibility. Why not?? “My idea is that the development of life

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must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations. Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy? “ Nikola Tesla “The implication is that the human body can transmute ambient energy into nutrients, and through the practice of cultivating this ability one can live comfortably for as long as one wishes without food, and possibly without drinking water. This is described as a siddhi (a power) in the Yoga Sutras as Pada 111.30: liberation from hunger and thirst.” Dean Radin breatharianism-science-examines-people-claim-not-eat-heres-found/ From the same article: “Liberation from food and hunger does indeed sound unrealistic and, from what we know of modern day biology, impossible. But the history of science has shown us many times that the impossible can become the possible in an instant. “ In the following video, the new scientist Nassim Haramein talks about his experience of living for three years without eating, and also with less and less water. One thing he mentions that I found interesting was the idea that one could be in a transitional phase of moving towards the capacity to live without food, and could be receiving some, but not all of their nutrients and energy directly from Source, and the rest from eating food. It does not have to be “all or nothing”. For example, the practice of intermittent fasting, like eating only one meal a day. Then we could transition, being almost like a “hybrid” car, running partly on gasoline (food), and partly on electricity (prana). Breatharianism - Living on Prana - Nassim Haramein watch?v=j9hiKGxKeBM Another noteworthy thing he points out is that the less food we eat: the less toxins we ingest, which is rapidly becoming a major problem as our food supply becomes more and more contaminated with toxins and chemicals. Not to mention all the energy it takes to digest food, as well as to buy it, to earn the money to buy it, and prepare it too. Do we really receive more energy than we use dealing with food? And then there is all the energy consumed by farming, shipping food in trucks, all the humans required to do the work. And in the case of meat consumption, even more energy and time is required to grow and feed the cattle

(which are living beings that have to be heartlessly slaughtered no matter how you look at it…is there a way to measure the cost of this on a soul level?), and even more energy is required as well to digest meat, like about 7 hours to fully digest it. Is this economy???

Healing Then we have the implications being in Overunity would have for self-healing, as well as for healing each other. When this connection opens, we are able to bask effortlessly in the sunlight of pure wholeness, which is bliss itself. It stands to reason that the more one is able to relax into this current of eternal wholeness, the more one’s physical vehicle, and the world around one, would come into wholeness as well. In the following article, I found it interesting how the whole issue of pH, which we now are realizing is a key element in good health, is actually an electrical one. article/362204-The-electric-body-Howyour-bodys-voltage-can-help-you-heal Imagine the possibilities! Imagine a reality without entropy, that pesky tendency that everything seems to have to eventually gradually fall apart, die and decay.

Creativity For creative artists of all types, connecting the Overunity Circuit can mean a quantum leap in the whole creative process. As we know that all forms appear spontaneously in a spiraling fractal process, which stretches to infinity in both directions, large and small, when this circuit is “switched on” in us, we can simply participate in the spontaneous patterning of the universe with no necessity for a “doer”, and without effort. Our art will spontaneously take on the characteristics of the beauty of nature, with the proportions of sacred geometry. And we all know that Nature is the Supreme Artist. It has been said that “art imitates nature”, but we can take it a quantum step further, as we are part of nature. Why imitate what you already are? Simply BE it, and it will express naturally through you. Stay tuned for a more in-depth exploration of this topic.

Death and Taxes I know, all the spiritual teachings say you can’t avoid death, and later we added taxes to that, but inquiring minds want to know: Why? Are you sure? Just because we don’t see it happening (beings avoiding, or even better, transcending death,) doesn’t mean that it doesn’t. I mean, there are billions of things happening every day that you don’t see happen! Do you really know for sure that death is inevitable? Even if it has been inevitable up to this moment, does that mean that it needs to continue being inevitable? The Tibetan tradition of the Rainbow Body is just one example. “Through the practice of tögal, the practitioner can dissolve his or her body into the ‘Light Body,’ where the body transforms into light and disappears completely into space.

For creative artists of all types, connecting the Overunity Circuit can mean a quantum leap in the whole creative process. This was done by Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shri Singha, Jnanasutra and Vairotsana. “ php?title=Rainbow_body From Juliet Carter, of the Template Ceremonies: “Understand this. It’s ALL about frequency and if you aren’t tending to yours, you waste your time on distracting and likely destructive detritus. Go within to affect without. This has been known and acknowledged by every great being who has imparted their knowledge with serious intent of aiding evolution. You have that power and no other effort will accomplish the impact of purposeful influence on the field of experiential expression. Death is an imposition and your work is to reveal this impostor superseding its interventionary stage (energy cannot be annihilated only transformed) by conscious cognition. Never was there a time when you did not exist, never will there come a time when you cease to be. Period. At a frequency level, Humanity is broadcasting a message of fear, a message that reads: ‘I am afraid. I am afraid of annihilation. I am afraid of eternal separation from all that I love. I am afraid of death.’ As this wave of fear is broadcast from a few billion units of circuitry, a mirror image of reality supports its validity all over the world, collectively forming and stabilizing a morphogenetic field that forms a cocoon of belief in which the dormant immortality of Humanity never finds its wings, but dies over and over again. The metamorphosis from mortal to immortal will be stabilized when our collective consciousness creates a resonant global structure providing points of behavioral reference that allow the individual unit of circuitry to contain and transmit the higher frequencies which will break the tyranny of the present

been flipped, and the current rushes in, directly, from the Infinite Supply. And, since the supply IS infinite, we know that, right? Why would it ever stop? If your body has the capacity to regenerate all of its cells, why doesn’t that process continue forever? We know that we have that capacity, and yet somehow, even though it does happen, eventually the “death program” kicks in, and degeneration takes over. And I’m going to suggest that this passage into Overunity is the ONLY real solution for the “freedom problem”. No matter what we may be working on in the “outer” 3D realm to achieve some kind of freedom, we can very easily see that it will not last. So, when thinking about freedom, we might be better off thinking about liberation. When our energy is liberated, i.e. free energy, then we go into Overunity.

The Freedom Problem Let’s look into this whole idea of freedom, shall we? Seems to me that humanity is having a BIG freedom problem. Our “freedoms” are being rapidly taken away, by the biggest purveyor of “freedom” there is. Talk about a disconnect!! But, you know what? That is the method of the Parasite. It takes every word, every idea, and turns it into a grotesque imitation of the real thing. And, that imitation always turns out to be the exact opposite of what the word was supposed to mean originally. So what can we do about this freedom problem that we have, that will actually be truly effective? We are ranting and raving, fighting each other over which politician is going to save our ass, or maybe it’s Jesus or Mohammed or Buddha or yoga or kirtan or mindfulness or guns or gold or ascended masters or jobs or you name it. There are SO many things out there that we are hoping is going to do it for us. Meanwhile, we watch as, well, no, that doesn’t really solve the world’s problems either. Things just appear to be getting worse and worse. Where do we turn? There is no solution out there. How’s that for an idea? Perhaps that’s an idea whose time has come. Just look for a minute at the politicians, for example. Do you see any politicians who genuinely care about the people enough to do anything that actually means something? Do you see any of them serving anyone other than themselves and their bosses?

Politicians are here to enforce the paradigm

fear-based mortal consensus- a new consensus reached by a critical mass of reconnected units of bio-circuitry, able to translate and transmit the full spectrum of the creative directive emanating from Source, providing new archetypal reference points in the collective that is the morphogenetic field, breaking the spell of our mortal trance and reconnecting the planetary biosphere to the immortal continuum.” Worldbridger Chapter12: Conspiracy of Mortality (P.176) Words by Juliet Carter

FLIP THE SWITCH So perhaps enlightenment is the moment when your human vehicle begins to go into Overunity, or at least begins to access the possibility. Something happens, as the knot of ego at the heart- root is cut, almost as if a switch has Page 17

Why do you persist in looking to them as if somehow they are going to solve the problems? They are creating them!!! That is their function! We give them that authority, by abdicating our own. And that is how their system works. They assume our consent to their authority, because we have never refused it. So let’s try this radical idea on for size: There is no solution “out there”. In fact, there may very well be no “out there” at all. Isn’t that what Buddha (and the scientists) have been telling us? The world is maya, illusion. So, what part of that is it that we don’t understand? Yes, we go to all the Buddhist meditations, with our fancy yoga pants, and we chant all the names of God (and who knows, other than what we have been told, who and what all those gods are, anyway?). But somehow, we persist in believing this maya is real. Maybe all that, with all the deities and religious hierarchies and systems, is part of the maya as well. We are convinced if we just get rid of this or that politician, then everything will go better. We are adamant about it. We get into fights with our friends about it. We even destroy our relationships over it. We have no idea what we would put in its place, but that’s irrelevant. We are totally focused on what we don’t want. But wait! Didn’t’t we learn about the law of attraction? That whatever we focus on

expands? “ People go on talking about freedom, but they don’t want freedom exactly, they want irresponsibility. They ask for freedom, but deep down, unconsciously, they ask for irresponsibility, license. Freedom is maturity, license is very childish. Freedom is possible only when you are so integrated that you can take the responsibility of being free.” Osho We have the “American” version of freedom, which seems to go something like this: I can do whatever I want, whenever I want to. That’s freedom. OK then, what if what I want to do harms or bothers others? Oops, I didn’t’ think about that, but yeah I sure don’t want others to bother me, so I guess that’s ok, but how do we enforce this? Oh, well, we’ll need some people with guns, I guess, hate to do it, but how else can you make someone do what they don’t want to do? We don’t really need to go any further down this track, it’s not difficult to see that it leads nowhere. But that’s where we are already. Nowhere.

Nowhere or Now Here It is also NOW HERE. And that’s the turning point. The HereNow is the portal to true freedom. When you reach the dead end, where there is nowhere left to turn, then you notice the final option, to turn within. The Here is within us. How can you get more “here” than right exactly where you are? Politics is collective ego. Saturn, Satan, Capricorn, ego, hierarchy, politicians. It’s all the same archetype. When you see through ego, (and in particular your own,) you see through politics, it’s as simple as that. It becomes as plain as the emperor with no clothes. Totally obvious, there is no solution there. It is a cheap imitation of what you are looking for, which is Authority. “The authori-

ties” are just a projected imitation of your own authority, which is the real deal. If you really look at it, politics and governments do exactly the same thing to humans en masse, that the ego does for the individual. They are impostors, let’s face it, put there only to impede our awakening. And we need to deal with them in a similar way as we deal with our ego, which is putting them in their place, as servant, not master. Your own authority is also Saturn, in its essential expression. To put it simply, Saturn’s true function is present time memory, that is, remembering who you ARE. Who you TRULY are. RIGHT NOW. Just the “mere” fact of your existence, if you could but really feel and embody it totally. This is the source of authority, and it is YOUR authority. No one else is going to give it to you. Saturn also rules crystallization, which has a positive aspect as well. That is the crystal basis of all form. And this word “crystal” is uncannily close to the word Christ. Christal. hmmmm.. is this some kind of riddle we have to solve?? Is Saturn actually Christ? In disguise? Hmmmm. Perhaps the pressure of the limitations of Saturn is what transforms us into the prismatic diamond that refracts the Primal Light into the rainbow reality we are dreaming up as we go, much like the crystal and laser of a holographic projector.

Freedom is an Inside Job You are not going to find it “out there”. Because freedom is not an experience. It is not even an inner experience. But turning within is the first step to going beyond experience altogether. But then we eventually find that even our insides are “out there”. If it is perceivable as an experience, inner or outer, then it is not you. And if it is not you, it is not freedom. Who is it that is the witness of all this, both inner and outer? Yes of course, it is a noble thing when people are free to live their lives without interference from control systems. And there are many control systems. But these control systems are all part of the same construction, and that is the Parasite. That is the predator entity that is feeding on the golden nectar that each one of us has within our souls. Until we recognize this, the “topic of topics”, that humanity is NOT at the top of the food chain, we are not going to find the way through this. And, we have to do it together, en masse, at least critical mass. And we have to do it NOW. There is no more time. So how would we flip this switch inside of us, and pass into Overunity? In other words, how do we wake up to our true divinity? This is an age-old question, and a unique process for each individual. I can only offer some insights that have arisen in my own process. Feel free to take what’s useful to you and discard the rest. (End of Part 1-See Part 2 Next Month)

How SUGAR Literally Destroys Your Health and Makes You STUPID By Jeffrey Roberts


UGAR, PRIMARILY in the form

of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is the largest source of calories in the United States today. While its mass appeal is vastly rooted in cultures worldwide, its health impacts are severe and often overlooked by the majority. In his book The Sugar Fix, Dr. Richard Johnson reveals that about 50% of Americans consume as much as half a pound, more than 225 grams, of sugar per day. This statistic is the furthest thing from sweet. While it’s no secret that sugar is a major player in the obesity, heart disease, and type II diabetes epidemics, most would be shocked to discover that sugar literally makes you dumber as well.

From Our Gut to Our Brain In his article “Eating Sugar Makes You Stupid,” Dr. Mercola discusses a number of studies pointing to the degenerative effects of sugar on the brain. One of these studies, published in the journal Neuroscience, showed how a high-sugar diet led to changes in gut bacteria in mice that in turn caused a significant loss of cognitive flexibility,

which is a measure of your brain’s ability to adapt to changing situations. “After four weeks of consuming excess amounts of sugar, the mice performed poorly on a variety of tests related to mental and physical function when compared to mice fed a normal diet,” Mercola wrote. Kathy Magnusson, a professor in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute, said in an Oregon State University news release: It’s increasingly clear that our gut bacteria, or microbiota, can communicate with the human brain… Bacteria can release compounds that act as neurotransmitters, stimulate sensory nerves or the immune system, and affect a wide range of biological functions… We’re not sure just what messages are being sent, but we are tracking down the pathways and the effects. The findings from the study only further substantiate the growing list of evidence showing the cognitive defects of sugar consumption.

store and use sugar for the energy needed to fuel thoughts and emotions.”

What Happened When Rats Were Fed Omega-3 Fats With Sugar

Insulin Resistance and the Brain In 2012, a team of researchers examined the effects of HFCS on rats’ brains, soon to discover that rats who had been fed a diet high in HFCS faced cognitive impairment and struggled to remember their way out of mazes. “Their brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the rats’ ability to think clearly and recall the route they’d learned six weeks earlier,” Mercola wrote. Furthermore, the fructose-fed rats showed signs of resistance to insulin, a hormone that controls your blood sugar and synaptic function in the brain. Because insulin is able to pass through the blood-brain barrier, it can trigger neurological processes important for learning and memory. “Consuming large amounts of fructose may block insulin’s ability to regulate how your brain cells

In the same study, a second group of rats was given Omega-3 fats in the form of flaxseed oil and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in addition to the high-fructose diet. After six weeks, this group of rats was able to navigate the maze better and faster than the rats in the non-DHA group. The researchers concluded that DHA is protective against fructose’s harmful effects on your brain. DHA is essential for synaptic function — it helps your brain cells transmit signals to one another, which is the mechanism that makes learning and memory possible. Unfortunately, your body can’t produce all the DHA it needs, so it must be incorporated into your diet through wild-caught seafood or a supplement like krill oil. Many Americans are seriously deficient in Omega-3 fats, which means they may be especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of excess fructose.

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Can Be Linked to Memory Loss Mercola also stresses that even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes suggestive of insulin resistance,

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Between Aluminium & Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Christina England


N TODAY’S WORLD, aluminum is omnipresent, building up within our system from everyday products. Now, we are learning that aluminum toxicity can manifest itself in alarming ways. As many of us are aware, the human body is being bombarded with aluminum in everyday products. Many of our foods, vaccinations, medications, baby products, cosmetics, cleaning products and even soft furnishings contain aluminum and it appears that we are powerless to prevent the ever-increasing onslaught. This is extremely worrying because, according to Professor Exley, a scientist from Keele University in Staffordshire, aluminum can accumulate in the body and has the potential to do harm wherever it ends up.

A Little Background Information In a 2014 press release, Exley stated: “The biological availability of aluminium or the ease with which aluminium reacts with human biochemistry means that aluminium in the body is unlikely to be benign, though it may appear as such due to the inherent robustness of human physiology. The question is raised as to ‘how do you know if you are suffering from chronic aluminium toxicity?’ How do we know that Alzheimer’s disease is not the manifestation of chronic aluminium toxicity in humans? At some point in time the accumulation of aluminium in the brain will achieve a toxic threshold and a specific neurone or area of the brain will stop coping with the presence of aluminium and will start reacting to its presence. If the same neurone or brain tissue is also suffering other insults, or another on-going degenerative condition, then the additional response to aluminium will exacerbate these effects. In this way aluminium may cause a particular condition to be more aggressive and perhaps to have an earlier onset – such occurrences have already been shown in Alzheimer’s disease related to environmental and occupational exposure to aluminium.” In 2014, the link between Alzheimer’s disease and aluminum was largely unproven, but since then a lot has changed.

Link Between Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Aluminum Now Proven For many years, scientists have

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claimed that a link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease has existed. However, up until now, there has been little evidence to support their claims, which has left the scientific community confused. However, according to scientists from Keele University in Staffordshire, recent studies have now confirmed that aluminum does play a role, in some, if not all, cases of Alzheimer’s disease. In an article titled, Strong evidence linking Aluminum to Alzheimer’s, recently published on The Hippocratic Post website, Exley explained that: “We already know that the aluminium content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is significantly higher than is found in age-matched controls. So, individuals who develop Alzheimer’s disease in their late sixties and older also accumulate more aluminium in their brain tissue than individuals of the same age without the disease. Even higher levels of aluminium have been found in the brains of individuals, diagnosed with an earlyonset form of sporadic (usually late onset) Alzheimer’s disease, who have experienced an unusually high exposure to aluminium through the environment (e.g. Camelford) or through their workplace. This means that Alzheimer’s disease has a much earlier age of onset, for example, fifties or early sixties, in individuals who have been exposed to unusually high levels of aluminium in their everyday lives.” His most recent study, published by the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology in December 2016, titled: Aluminium in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the many studies that he and his team have conducted on the subject of aluminum over the years. However, this study in particular is believed to be of significant value, because it is the first time that scientists have measured the level of aluminum in the brain tissue of individuals diagnosed with familial Alzheimer’s disease. (Alzheimer’s disease or AD is considered to be familial if two or more people in a family suffer from the disease.) According to their paper, the concentrations of aluminum found in brain tissue donated by individuals who died with a diagnosis of familial AD, was the highest level ever measured in human brain tissue.

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study conducted at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine tested eleven species of mushroom to determine which varieties possessed the strongest antioxidant properties. Of the 11 species tested, the top 7 mushrooms with the strongest antioxidant constituents are also some of the most nutritionally dense. According to this latest research, these are the 7 mushrooms we should be eating, ranked in order:

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AUL STAMETS, renowned mycologist (that’s a mushroom expert) and TedTalk favorite, fervently believes that mushrooms can save the world. He describes fungi as “the grand molecular disassemblers of nature” due to their transformative ability to generate humus soils from decomposing organic materials. Fungi turn the decay of nature into nutrients for plants, trees, animals, and humans alike. As part of this amazing dance of biosynthesis, mushrooms alchemize Earth’s most powerful elements for the benefit of mankind. Fungi produce our best antibiotics, and have medicinal potential for a host of diseases. Certain varieties of mushroom possess psychotropic properties that have been prized since at least the beginning of recorded time, with some scientists even proclaiming that “magic mushrooms” are the key to human evolution. But these beneficial attributes merely scratch the surface of what the fungi kingdom are up to, which is apt, since most of fungi’s prolific activities take place below where our eyes can see. The fungi kingdom represents a distinct type of organism, separate from animals, plants, and bacteria. Like animals, fungi absorb nutrients from the environment and excrete digestive enzymes, in the case of mushrooms, into the surrounding soil. Mycelium are the unseen part of mushrooms that extend below the soil. Strongly resembling neural networks, thread-like roots known as

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1. Porcini

Mushrooms to Live Longer

hyphae can extend for miles into the Earth, absorbing nutrients and decomposing organic materials. In his book, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, Paul Stamets established his belief that mycelia are the “neurological network of nature.” Intrinsically aware of their host’s needs, Paul believes mushrooms are sentient, “devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges” perceived in their environment. Beyond sentience, Paul explains that mushrooms possess a cocreative consciousness, and it would benefit humanity greatly to learn how to interface: “Because these externalized neurological nets sense any impression upon them, from footsteps to falling tree branches, they could relay enormous amounts of data regarding the movements of all organisms through the landscape.” Paul’s recently published research explores another fundamental way in which

fungi communicate with humanity: through our digestive systems. Mushrooms are prebiotic, boosting the microbiome’s beneficial bacteria, such as Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, improving digestion and overall health. Recent independent research shows that certain varieties of mushroom are also our best dietary sources for potent antioxidants, such as sulfur-rich ergothioneine, and the “major biological antioxidant,” glutathione. A diet rich in antioxidants like ergothioneine and glutathione protects cells from free radicals, helping the body withstand normal oxidative stress that damages healthy cells. In addition to boosting longevity, mushrooms pack a serious nutritional punch, providing a great source of vitamin D, essential for strong immune system function. Adding almost any type of edible mushroom to your diet will provide a healthy dose of nutrients, but there are some mushrooms that stand out from the rest. A new

Porcini are a large mushroom, with a cap that can reach up to 12 inches in diameter. Popular in Italian cuisine, porcini mushrooms represent a few different varieties, are typically reddish-brown in color, possess a thick stem, and are slightly sticky to the touch. This species of mushroom fruits from summer to fall, so you can find them most of the year in specialty markets. If you’re a forager, search for porcini mushrooms in the mulchy undergrowth of hardwood forests with pine, chestnut, hemlock, and spruce trees.

2. Golden Oyster Golden Oyster mushrooms are typically cultivated rather than wild-harvested, making them a great mushroom to grow at home. They grow in virtually anything, using straw mats and ordinary compost, with mushroom “starters” from inoculation kits that can be purchased in specialty stores. They possess a golden hue, grow in clusters, and have a nutty, slightly bitter flavor.

3. Pioppino Pioppino mushrooms, often called Velvet Pioppino due to the velvety-brown appearance of their small caps, grow on decaying logs or at the mulchy base of hardwood trees. Pioppinos have a mild, slightly peppery flavor, making them a popular choice for adding to recipes. They grow in clusters on long, sturdy stems,

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4. Oyster Oysters are among the most common and versatile mushrooms. Easy to cultivate, oysters grow mainly on decaying wood and possess a slightly sweet, anise-like smell. Called “oysters” due to having a similar appearance to the sea creature, the mycelia of oyster mushrooms eat small roundworms and bacteria, making them one of the few carnivorous mushroom species. Colors range from green, to pink, to yellow, depending on the variety. Fluted caps span from two-to-eight inches, with white gills on the underside, and a short, stubby stem.

5. Lions mane It’s easy to see how the Lion’s Mane mushroom got its name! This popular edible and medicinal mushroom has exceptional neuroprotective powers, thanks to its ability to stimulate synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is a protein that plays a major role in the maintenance, survival, and regeneration of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Known to improve memory and mood, Lion’s Mane mushrooms are a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, and can be found in supplement form as a powder or tincture in many health food stores. If you’d rather enjoy their meaty texture in a meal, sauté them in butter to

Lion’s Mane mushroom intensify the flavor, or boil them as a meat replacement in soup or stew.

6. Maitake Found in clusters, typically at the base of oak trees, maitake mushrooms have potent anti-cancer properties. A polypore mushroom, maitakes lack the distinctive gills on the underside of the cap. Multiple caps emerge in layers from a single, thick underground stem, and can grow quite large. The entire “fruit body” can weigh 50 pounds or more, with a single cap growing as wide as twelve inches in diameter. Caps range from white to brown, are semi-firm when cooked, and possess a slightly earthy flavor that takes on the taste of your chosen cooking medium. Maitakes have been researched for a variety of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and blood glucose in rats.

7. Shiitake Shiitake mushrooms are one of the

most popular mushrooms in the world, and for good reason. Revered in Asia for centuries for their potent medicinal properties, shiitake mushrooms have become a symbol of longevity in some cultures. Hearty and versatile, shiitakes can be consumed raw or cooked, and are found in powdered supplement form in many herbal pharmacies. Shiitakes grow in clusters on decaying hardwood trees, and are also commonly cultivated for food and medicinal uses. A classic umbrella shape, shiitakes are both beautiful and substantial. Caps range from white to light brown with white spots, and can reach up to eight inches in diameter. Cooking releases a “garlic pine” aroma and a rich, earthy flavor. Good luck for us shiitakes are available yearround in most areas. For additional research on the health benefits of mushrooms, visit our database on the subject. http://www. substance/medicinalmushrooms

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answer is progressive sustainability: The ability to sustain that which is healthy while also progressively advancing in healthier ways. This can be achieved through mental, physical, or spiritual technologies that keep us open to new ways of evolving. The way forward is through flexible logic and reasoning as opposed to rigid dogma and close-mindedness. The ability to recognize that which is healthy and then proactively move it forward, while also recognizing that which is unhealthy and then decisively leaving it behind, is the epitome of progressive sustainability.

“Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim a God, and the only living thing that behaves like it doesn’t have one.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson


HE LIST GOES on and on for reasons why the system is not working. From rampant pollution to wars waged for profit. From greed driven fractional-reserve banking to terrorist-generating drone strikes. From unsustainable state-driven politics to rampant homelessness. From hyper-violent cops to Trump’s ignorant Trumpisms. From epidemic nature deprivation to pandemic Stockholm Syndrome. Never has there been more of a reason to rewild the world than now. We’re deep in the throes of the Anthropocene, and it is high time we took responsibility for our power. Understand: rewilding does not mean regressing. It’s not a call back into the cave. Not at all. It’s exactly the opposite. It’s the call of the wild that helps us realize that civilization has become the cave. The call of the wild is the heart’s longing for itself to become openhearted once again. Rewilding is simply a healthy means toward achieving that end. In conservation biology the term “rewilding” is the rehabilitation process of captive animals. In the case of rewilding the world, or The Great Rewilding, the captive animal just happens to be human.

1) Learn survival skills “Always and everywhere, human beings have felt the radical inadequacy of their personal existence, the misery of being their insulated selves and not something else, something wider, something, in Wordswirthian phrase “far more deeply infused.” ~ Aldous Huxley Teach yourself the basics. Start with the rule of three: You have three minutes to oxygenate, three days to hydrate, and three weeks to eat before you’re on death’s door. So, it stands to reason that you learn how to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat clean food before anything else. Polluted air isn’t at epidemic proportions yet, so clean air shouldn’t be too difficult to come by, but you’ll have to figure out where and how to purify your water and get access to unspoiled food (hunting; gathering; gardening). These skills are a survivalist’s fundamentals. Next on the list of survival necessities is probably sleep, and for that you’ll need to know how to build a shelter. Learn how to manipulate wood without electric tools. Learn how to make ropes and tie knots. Human companionship is a must for healthy survival as well. We are social creatures, after all. So, you’ll either need to devise a system where you can come and go between

Bath Soaks From page 10

amount of water that stays outside the cells. These two ‘oceans’ of water in the body are held simultaneously and good health depends on a delicate balance between the volume of these oceans. This balance is achieved by salt – unrefined salt. The elements form the solutes that pass in and out of the cells. The elements are: Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium. All of these elements are found in Himalayan Salt. These elements, also known as electrolytes, support the efficiency of osmoregulation that occur within the cells. One of my favourite salt baths for the winter season is Cannalife Botanicals Wellness Page 22

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Rewild the World civilization and the wild (the peripheral lifestyle), or find like-minded people who are willing to rewild alongside you. Love – from Platonic to Romantic to Agape – is the ultimate survival skill that brings it all together.

2) Honour the Earth “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ~ Aldo Leopold Falling in love with the earth is falling in love with ourselves. There is no separation when you are truly honoring the cosmos from a self-as-world and world-as-self perspective. There will be many enemies on the path toward the reunion of your heart with the wild, but they will all be your culturally-conditioned self. They will take the guise of fear, grief, denial, discomfort, and cognitive dissonance. They are defeated by practicing courage, love, curiosity, adventure, and self-interrogation. Have the courage to be vulnerable. Fall in love again with always being in love, like when you were a child. Dive into natural wonder and awe and passion. Look at all things, even setbacks, as an adventure. Practice interdependence.

3) Dismantle civilization “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Similarly, the civilization that cannot cast its skin must die. Though there’s no reason why it cannot be a healthy death. Like a caterpillar annihilating itself within a cocoon so that it can become a butterfly. Or Bath Soak & Scrub. It contains a combination of healing salts: Epsom Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt infused with relaxing Cannabis oil and a blend of detoxing Thieves Oil from Salt Spring Naturals. The salts are high in magnesium, which absorbs through your skin to relieve pain and muscle tension and also cleanses the body energetically. The cannabis oil (CBD and THC) helps with inflammation, relaxation, and skin ailments without having the psychotropic effects of ingesting it. The essential oils improve health, wellness and vitality and are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, preventing and warding off illness. At Cannalife Botanicals we use all earth based natural formulas and strive to source our ingredients locally, supporting our fellow

like a Phoenix becoming ashes so that it can become a more robust Phoenix. But it is up to us, as forerunners of a healthy and progressive evolution for our species, to become the proactive force necessary to transform outdated entropy into updated energy. The unhealthy infrastructure of the old must be disassembled and then reassembled into healthy infrastructure; otherwise the unhealthy infrastructure becomes a kind of psycho-social prison devoid of connection. We are both the glue that binds the healthy, and the solvent that dissolves the unhealthy. Dismantling the outdated is the other side of the coin of building something new. It is our responsibility, as healthy and reasonable agents, to do what needs to be done so that our evolution as a species is both progressive and healthy, lest it stagnate into outdated and parochial values, or worse, devolve into ill-health and ill-reason.

4) Bring about progressive sustainability “When seeking guidance, don’t ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés After the disassembling, the reassembling. After the cocoon, the butterfly. After the ashes, the phoenix. After the death, the rebirth. But with rebirth comes a greater responsibility. With lessons-learned-the-hardway comes the initiation into adapting and overcoming in healthier ways. As it applies to Self, so does it apply to Culture. So, what does it mean to adapt and overcome in a healthier way? One profound

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“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky Rewilding begins at home. If you rewild yourself again and again, you might earn the right to rewild the rest of us. I mean there must be healthier escapes than myopia-ridden television and highschool-esc Facebook, right? There is. And it’s the greatest thing ever. But it will take courage. It will take surrender. It will take deep vulnerability. It will take being fully present to the interconnectedness of all things. It will take going feral. Beyond mere survival skills, honoring the earth, or transforming unhealthy worlds into healthier ones, is the greater importance of rewilding the heart. Yeah, that tiny red ball of hungry fire in your chest trapped behind the prison of your ribs that you probably haven’t considered in a long time. It needs oxygen. Especially inside the crashing plane of our culture. It needs us to put the oxygen mask on it first so that we’re able to help others do the same. The wild, the natural world, is that precious oxygen mask. So, go feral. Go into the wild and “feel” what it has to teach you. Go with your heart on your sleeve, like the pulsing red compass that it is. Listen to it. Listen deeply, hungrily, like what it has to say is going to save your life, because it will. Let it lead the way into the wild. Let it lure you into dark places where you can shine your light. Then come back into the world of men and let it guide you into the blinding light of culture, where you can invigorate the selfserious goody-two-shoes with your beacon of darkness, your soul-craft, your magic elixir. In a world on fire, a rewilded human being is water. In a profoundly sick society, a rewilded human being is medicine. In a paradise turned wasteland, a rewilded human being is a seed planted in the compost that has the potential for flourishing, eudaimonia, and a paradise reborn. As Alan Watts said, “We are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy.” The rewilded human is here to prove it. Art by Sunny Strasburg.

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Infants and young children are being repeatedly vaccinated with vaccinations containing aluminum during critical periods of brain development.

2016 Pregnancy Vaccination List This is the CDC’s 2016 Immunization schedule for pregnant women.

Flu (Innuenza) TD/Tdap (Tetanus, dipthereia, pertusssis) Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Pneumococcal (PPSV23) Meningococcal (MenACWY or MPSV4) MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella) Chickenpox (Varicella) Shingles (Zoster)  Vaccinations in black text are on reccomended list.  Vaccinations in blue text MAY be on reccomended list  Vaccinations in red text SHOULD NOT be given while pregnant.

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Alzheimer’s From page 19

Professor Exley wrote: “We now show that some of the highest levels of aluminium ever measured in human brain tissue are found in individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease. The levels of aluminium in brain tissue from individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease are similar to those recorded in individuals who died of an aluminiuminduced encephalopathy while undergoing renal dialysis.” He explained that: “Familial Alzheimer’s disease is an early-onset form of the disease with first symptoms occurring as early as 30 or 40 years of age. It is extremely rare, perhaps 2-3% of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Its bases are genetic mutations associated with a protein called amyloid-beta, a protein which has been heavily linked with the cause of all forms of Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease produce more amyloid beta and the onset of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are much earlier in life.”

What Do Their Findings Mean? To explain the team’s findings in more depth, Exley wrote: “This new research may suggest that these genetic predispositions to early onset Alzheimer’s disease are linked in some way to the accumulation of aluminium (through ‘normal’ everyday human exposure) in brain tissue. Ageing is the main risk factor for

Alzheimer’s disease and aluminium accumulates in human brain tissue with ageing. Environmental or occupational exposure to aluminium results in higher levels of aluminium in human brain tissue and an early onset form of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. The genetic predispositions which are used to define familial or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease also predispose individuals to higher levels of brain aluminium at a much younger age. Aluminium is accepted as a known neurotoxin, for example being the cause of dialysis encephalopathy, and its accumulation in human brain tissue at any age can only contribute to any ongoing disease state or toxicity.” This is extremely worrying for any pregnant women who have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, especially if they are considering being vaccinated during pregnancy. Out of the nine vaccinations covering 13 diseases that are currently being offered to pregnant women, five contain aluminum, which could potentially put the baby at greater risk. See Nurse Vaccinated During Pregnancy with Flu Shot Accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome for details. http://

Babies Under the Age of 2 Are Being Vaccinated with 4,925 mcg of Aluminum If babies are being exposed to an unusually high level of aluminum from the moment that they are conceived, then surely, they could face greater risk of neurological

disease later in life. The mere fact that scientists have discovered exceptionally high levels of aluminum in the brain tissue of individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease, should, if nothing else, alert parents to the dangers of aluminum. However, it appears this is not the case, as according to one researcher, despite the fact that aluminum is a known neurotoxin, infants and young children are being repeatedly vaccinated with vaccinations containing aluminum during critical periods of brain development. In his recent paper titled, Aluminum in Childhood Vaccines Is Unsafe, Neil Z. Miller explained that not only are babies being bombarded with vaccinations containing aluminum in the womb, but also recent changes to the vaccine schedule have resulted in babies receiving a substantial rise in the number of vaccinations containing aluminum at an earlier age. He wrote: “Prior to the mercury phase-out (pre2000), babies received 3,925 micrograms (mcg) of aluminum in their first year-and-ahalf of life. After pneumococcal and hepatitis A vaccines were added to the immunization schedule, babies began receiving 4,925 mcg of aluminum during the same age period—a 25% increase. In 2011, CDC recommended that pregnant women receive a pertussis vaccine (Tdap), which also contains aluminum. Studies show that aluminum crosses the placenta and accumulates in fetal tissue. Thus, millions of babies in utero, infants, and young children were injected with, and continue to receive, unnaturally high doses of neurotoxic substances— mercury and aluminum—long after unsuspecting parents were led to believe that

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HE PHILOSOPHER Karl Jaspers referred to the period from 800200 BC as the Axial Age. It was a time that, according to Jaspers, new yet similar ways of thinking appeared in Persia, India, China and the Western world. He indicated also that the Axial Age represented an in-between period, where old certainties had lost their validity and new ones were yet to emerge. The new religions that arose in this time – Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and monotheism – influenced new thinking in terms of individuality, identity, and the human condition. These new emerging religions [i] helped to catalyze new forms of thinking and expressions of human consciousness. And yet, over time, we have seen how they were not wholly successful in developing coherence in a social context. Author and educator Duane Elgin has recently referred to our present time as the 2nd Axial Age [ii] in that religions of separation are being replaced by a new spirit of communion. In other words, says Elgin, the world is moving into a spiritual communion and empathic connection with a living universe. There is nowhere else to go, Elgin tells us, when the universe already exists within us. A major feature of this emerging empathic consciousness is that it actively seeks for conscious participation. Furthermore, it exhibits a direct-intuitive perception, rather than a linear-rational one. The more individual consciousnesses that connect across the planet the greater will be the perception (‘prehension’) of this interconnectivity, which in turn catalyzes the innate fundamental drive toward seeking further coherence. This realization of our communion in consciousness further initiates the receiving of a consciousness seeking to manifest coherence as a universal natural order. This is speculation, yet the purpose of sentient human life upon this planet may well be the drive toward manifesting a coherent planetary consciousness. In other words, the ‘bringing in’ of the consciousness field (outside of spacetime) into greater spacetime manifestation – in our case, upon the Earth. There is a correlation here with Aurobindo’s concept of the Supermind, in that a form of higher consciousness can be made immanent upon the material plane. This would require the preparation of human consciousness in order to actualize this –a form of transcendence in consciousness. That is, raising localized aspects of consciousness (individual perceptions and awareness) in order to increase the coherence of consciousness amongst the whole. And this can be made tangible by local conscious actors – each one of us – becoming aware and participating through our everyday acts of right thinking, right behaviour, and right being. We are no longer either isolated individuals or an inarticulate mass – we are localized consciousness acting through aware individuals who seek to consciously connect, collaborate, and care about the future. Each one of us – as localized consciousness – is a reflection of non-local consciousness; and in this way we are also a reflection of each other. This analogy was beautifully expressed in the concept of Indra’s Net [iii] where each jewel in the net reflects all the other jewels – it is a simple metaphor for the interconnectedness of our reality. This energetic reality, validated by quantum science, is now increasingly manifesting in our localized spacetime environment. We now have the means to interconnect non-locally – through our technologies – Page 24

Consciousness, Cosmos & Purpose – Part III

Emerging Planetary Consciousness

comes collective and planetary consciousness. The emerging technologies and social movements upon this planet may well be part of this process, informing an extended mind and empathic embrace across the face of the earth. And one day we may witness a grand awakening, unprecedented upon this planet – and this may very well be the purpose for sentient life, as conscious agents of evolutionary unfolding. This is likely to be more reality than fantasy. We are not alone – a great planetary future awaits us: as a great treasure that wished to be known.

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& What it Means for Us as well as through our physical networks (made easier through increased social mobility). These are the signs of an emerging planetary civilization that respects diversity as well as unitary coherence. And as we connect and share our consciousness – our thoughts, ideas, visions, etc – we will be helping to strengthen the signal – the reception – of consciousness and thus the bringing in of a coherent cosmic consciousness. A planetary consciousness upon Earth, as expressed through a sentient, individualized humanity may not only be a real possibility – it may very well be a fundamental cosmic purpose.

Human Consciousness and Purpose

It has been suggested in this paper that an underlying cosmic matrix that is beyond spacetime codes our known universe, which behaves in a way consistent with what we know as a holographic projection. In other words, the universe is in-formed from a deep consciousness beyond it. The universe thus acts as a whole non-local consciousness field, of which sentient life acts as localized manifestations. It has been inferred through various religious and sacred texts and traditions that the universe (material reality) came into being as a way for its Source ‘to know itself’ – “I was a hidden treasure and wanted to be known.” This is reminiscent of Know Thyself , the famous maxim from the Delphi oracle. Self-consciousness is ascribed to those creatures at the peak, or greater actualization, of consciousness. Selfreflection is one of the prized attributes of self-consciousness – yet how can the whole reflect upon itself? Self-realization is something we credit to each attained individual consciousness. As speculation, I wonder what self-realization upon a greater scale would be like? Selfrealization as a planetary consciousness?… as a galactic consciousness?… and finally as a cosmic consciousness fully realized and self-conscious through all of its localized manifestations? Astounding initiation. Human consciousness is a part of the greater whole. As sentient beings we receive part of the consciousness that pervades spacetime, and thus we are affected by it – animated by it – as well as feeding back into the whole. Our individual expression of consciousness in manifested spacetime also reflects back into the greater nonlocal consciousness field. The greater our

individual perceptions and conscious realization, the greater the total reflection of the consciousness hologram in its entirety – just like the further polishing of each jewel in Indra’s Net will influence the overall radiance of the whole net. The cosmic matrix of consciousness is thus in-formed through emerging conscious awareness of its sub-parts. As each one of us wakes up, the cosmic net shines that little bit brighter. If enough localized consciousness awakes upon this planet we may catalyze a localized planetary field into conscious awareness – a planetary net is sufficiently prepared (polished) to ‘bring in’ the greater consciousness pervasive in the cosmos: the immanence of the Supermind, to use Aurobindo’s terminology. In this case, we are each a conscious agent of cosmic realization and immanence. We each have an obligation in our existence on this planet to raise our individual, localized expressions of consciousness. In doing so, we both infect and inspire others in our lives to raise theirs, as well as reflecting back our conscious contribution into the source THAT IS. The hidden treasure that is at the very core of our existence wishes to be known – for us to be known – by our individual journeys of self-realization, and to bring it all back home (to paraphrase Bob Dylan). After individual self-consciousness

The views of investigators such as Ervin Laszlo and this author represent a recent emergence of thinkers who are attempting to broaden the discussion on the nature of human consciousness. Principally, by taking a spiritual-material worldview based on cutting edge research in quantum physics and investigations into the nature – and construct – of material reality, we are able to propose new insights into one of the most important questions of our time: what is human consciousness? We are now on the cusp of great advances in understanding, particularly concerning the nature of human cognition and perception. Today the age-old divide between science and spirituality is finding everincreasing areas of convergence and commonality. At the same time, a spiritual-material worldview is gradually becoming more acceptable by mainstream investigators. By revising our constructs of knowledge on this subject it is also possible to re-engage with questions over the potential future of human evolution on this planet. As our species moves ever closer to the reality of a planetary civilization, there has never been a more opportune time than the present.

A major feature of this emerging empathic consciousness is that it actively seeks for conscious participation.

[i] The etymology of religion is most likely from the Latin re-ligare, to rebind, to reconnect. [ii] ‘The Buddha Awakening, Integral Expanding, and a Second Axial Age for Humanity’, Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 2014, 9(1), 145-154. [iii] Indra%27s_net Bibliography found online at: http://

Rise and Shine From page 2

symbiotic with our intuition and connected with our soul. It is in our creativity that our spirit is able to manifest through our heart, mind and body. Every person has the ability to be an expression of the universe. Our unique vision is a vital element in the fulfillment of our purpose and the collective destiny of humanity. “Only when we live our vision will we become our soul purpose.”

Keeping the Vision

No matter how powerful our experience of awakening may be, seeing and knowing it is only the beginning. Enlightenment is established with our commitment to exercise a conscious lifestyle whenever an opportunity is presented. The personal vision we receive is manifested with our creativity, devotion and intention. In order for us to truly become this we must live it everyday, especially in the midst of great adversity. Our vision is all that is real. Having a vision is the birth of our possibility. Living it transforms us and the reality in which we exist. This is the true expression of human being.

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The fate of the future depends on us

Cannabis From page 14

the spread of cancer. Additionally, researchers have been successful in determining that different cannabinoids affect different types of cancer cells. In one 2014 study out of Ohio State University and published in Oncotarget, Bandana Chakravarti et al write: Cannabinoids exert a direct antiproliferative effect on tumors of different origin. They have been shown to be antimigratory and anti-invasive and inhibit MMPs which in turn degrade the extracellular matrix (ECM), thus affecting metastasis of cancer to the distant organs. This is just one study in many that claim cannabis could prevent cancer spread. Many others published studies have concluded that cannabinoid receptors in the brain are linked to anti-cancer activity. This includes reduction in tumor growth and stimulation of cancer cell death. G. Velasco et al from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, write in the journal Progress in NeuroPsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry: It is well established that cannabinoids exert palliative effects on some cancerassociated symptoms. In addition, evidences obtained during the last fifteen years support that these compounds can reduce tumor growth in animal models of cancer. Cannabinoids have been shown to activate an ER-stress related pathway that leads to the stimulation of autophagy-mediated cancer cell death. In addition, cannabinoids inhibit tumor angiogenesis and decrease

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all. There is no escape from this essential, universal truth. The greater our resistance in claiming and embracing our personal destiny, the more grave the impact it will have on the fate of all living beings. We are not spectators in the arena of life. We are participants in an extraordinary experience that transcends our fear, perception and reality. The expression of our personal engagement is the embodiment of our soul purpose. Our commitment to the fulfillment of our life is our only true destiny. Our personal power is realized when we choose to envision, embrace and walk our path.

Rise and Shine

The only moment in which we will ever make a difference is now. Each of us has a dream that can become vision, intention, expression and purpose. There is one true destiny for which we are all empowered into being. It simply requires us to break through the boundaries of the fear we have enabled with our own anger, apathy, denial, hate and indifference. The more we live an experience that inspires us; the more it becomes our lifestyle. Transforming reality is not moving mountains or altering the course of the future. It is our birthright as multidimensional beings. It is our nature. We must rise to the opportunity of our life and shine. “The only life worth living is our own.”

cancer cell migration. Based on these claims, it is very possible that cannabis can prevent the spread of cancer. It will still take some time to identify which specific cannabinoids work best for the different types of cancer. As well, we have yet to learn the best way to administer cannabinoids in order to fight cancer. Regardless, it seems foolish to dismiss cannabis as a potential treatment for existing cancer patients.

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v Final Thoughts Clearly, with cannabis still being illegal in much of the world, it will take some time for the medical establishment to fully accept cannabis as a preventative medicine. Yet, many scientific studies confirm that healing cannabinoids benefit the human body. Hopefully, these studies are a positive step in helping make cannabis accessible to the people who need it and are willing to try it in a clinical setting.

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is the pathway by which foods affect your mood. It’s why anxiety can make you sick to your stomach, for example. However, this gut-brain connection is about far more than just comfort food or butterflies in your stomach. According to Scientific American, “The gut-brain axis seems to be bidirectional—the brain acts on gastrointestinal and immune functions that help to shape the gut’s microbial makeup, and gut microbes make neuroactive compounds, including neurotransmitters and metabolites that also act on the brain.” Therefore, improving your gut microbiome inherently improves your brain function.

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higher blood sugar levels appear to have a negative influence on cognition regardless. One study found that those with higher blood sugar levels scored lower on memory tests. For each 7-mmol/mol increase in HbA1c (a measure of blood glucose), participants recalled two fewer words on memory tests. Those with higher blood sugar levels also had lower volume of the hippocampus, a brain region linked to memory.

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Consumption of any grain, sugar, or starch leads to a rise in blood sugar. To help regulate your blood sugar levels, your pancreas secretes insulin into the bloodstream, which lowers glucose levels. However, the downside to insulin is that it converts sugar into fat, which in turn can lead to weight gain over time. If elevated blood sugar levels become your norm, your body eventually requires more and more insulin to be released in order to get the job done. This is when you’ve become insulin resistant, the precursor to type II diabetes. As you overindulge on sugar and grains, your brain becomes overwhelmed by the consistently high levels of insulin

and eventually shuts down its insulin signaling, leading to impairments in your thinking and memory abilities and eventually causing permanent brain damage, among other health issues. In early 2005, researchers tentatively dubbed Alzheimer’s disease as “type 3 diabetes” after recognizing that in addition to your pancreas, your brain also produces insulin, and this brain insulin is necessary for brain cell survival. Studies have found that people with lower levels of insulin and insulin receptors in their brain often have Alzheimer’s disease. Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter insists that, for this very reason, strictly limiting your consumption of sugar and

non-vegetable carbs is one of the most important steps you can take toward prevent Alzheimer’s disease. He cites research from the Mayo Clinic that found that diets rich in carbohydrates are associated with an 89% increased risk for dementia. Destroying the Gut Destroys the Brain Your gut, which is teeming with microbial life, also communicates with your brain, via what’s known as the “gutbrain axis.” Embedded in the wall of your gut is your enteric nervous system (ENS), which works both independently of and in conjunction with the brain in your head. This communication between your “two brains” runs both ways and


and the kidneys are less able to eliminate them. Thus, children have a greater risk than adults of adverse reactions to aluminum in vaccines.” This is extremely worrying, especially if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, as according to Mr. Miller, rats that were given extremely small amounts of aluminum, “showed behavioral, biochemical, and histological changes similar to those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.” He concluded: “Toxic metals such as aluminum do not belong in prophylactic medications administered to children, teenagers, or adults. Vaccines are normally recommended for healthy people, so safety (and efficacy) standards must be impeccable. Parents, especially, should not be compelled to permit their loved ones to receive multiple injections of toxic metals that could increase their risk of neurodevelopmental and autoimmune ailments. Safe alternatives to current disease prevention technologies are urgently needed.” Safe alternatives may be needed, but with more and more vaccinations being made mandatory, parents feel as if they have little choice but to play Russian roulette with their

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vaccines were purified and made safe.” In other words, today’s children now receive an extra 1000 micrograms of aluminum in their childhood vaccinations in the first 18 months of life. This increase, plus the aluminum they have already received in utero, has the potential to lead to a lifetime of health problems. Miller explained that there are more and more vaccinations containing aluminum being added to the vaccine schedule, which can lead to multiple health problems. To demonstrate just how dangerous aluminum can be once it is injected into the body, Miller detailed study after study outlining the serious effects that this neurotoxin can have on the body. He wrote: “Numerous studies provide compelling evidence that injected aluminum can be detrimental to health. Aluminum is capable of remaining in cells long after vaccination and may cause neurologic and autoimmune disorders. During early development, the child’s brain is more susceptible to toxins

How to Reduce the Body’s Burden of Aluminum As a solution, Professor Exley has suggested that we aim to reduce the accumulation of aluminum in our brains through everyday activities. One of the ways that Professor Exley has suggested to help reduce the accumulation of aluminum in the body is by drinking a silicon-rich mineral water. According to Exley, silicon protects the body against the toxicity of aluminum, and by drinking a silicon-rich mineral water, his studies have revealed that the aluminum is removed from the human body through the excretion of urine. See: Silicon-Rich Mineral Water as a Non-Invasive Test of the Aluminum Hypothesis in ‘Alzheimer’s Disease. publication/230849470_Silicon-Rich_ Mineral_Wa Readers will find more information on the dangers of aluminum and the research carried out by Professor Christopher Exley listed on the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) website.

Obviously keeping your sugar levels below 25 grams per day is ideal in decreasing your chances of dementia or other cognitive defects. For diabetics, pre-diabetics, people who are overweight, or people with high cholesterol or high blood pressure, Dr. Mercola recommends keeping sugar intake to below 15 grams per day. Consuming naturally fermented foods will also help correct gut microbiome, which in turns helps regulate your nervous system and overall health. Naturally fermented foods include sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, and kefir. Lastly, taking a daily probioitic is also a surefire way to correct gut bacteria levels more efficiently than through food. ( %5Ct%20%22_blank)

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About The Author Christina was born and educated in London, U.K. After taking an A Level in Psychology and a BTEC in Learning Support, Ms. England spent many years researching vaccines and adverse reactions. She gained a Higher National Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies and in 2016 she gained a BA Hons degree in Literature & Humanities. She currently writes for VacTruth, Health Impact News, GreenMedInfo, The Liberty Beacon, Vaccine Impact and Medical Kidnap on immunisation safety and efficacy. She has co-authored the book, Shaken Baby Syndrome or Vaccine Induced Encephalitis – Are Parents Being Falsely Accused? with Dr. Harold Buttram and Vaccination Policy and the UK Government: The Untold Truth with Lucija Tomljenovic PhD, which are sold on Amazon. Websites: Profitable Harm, Carers Against Medical Injustice

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Your Favorite Song Is Rewiring Your Brain Here’s How Music Is Changing You By Christina Sarich


ISTENING TO MUSIC lifts our spirits. It truly is a Universal language, as well as a spiritual one. We can sense this intuitively without knowing the science behind it. We play our favorite song on our smart phones, and a smile ignites across our faces. But, even with its obvious sway over us, we may not realize that music is reorganizing our brains just like an adaptogenic herb, or a session of meditation. Adaptogens are herbs that can reorganize cells in our body – they adapt to our greatest needs – be they stress reduction or the boosting of our immune system. It seems music can do the same thing. Music was likely invented for human enjoyment in Paleolithic days, but the music of the Universe, what the Pythagoreans called the “music of the spheres” is likely as old as the Universe itself. NASA has even recorded the “song” of the Earth, and each planet is said to have its own musical vibration. Similarly, the ancient Greek initiates

understood the therapeutic benefits of music, which were likely gleaned from the Egyptians. Early Chinese, Tibetan, Hindu, Persians, and other cultures all knew scales which were meant to induce certain hypnagogic states – but we really have no idea how far back the use of music goes into human history. Even Neanderthals could sing or chant. Undoubtedly music has been an essential evolutionary tool – but how exactly is it rewiring your brain? In recent research, scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI technology) to watch blood flow in the brain as people listened to their favorite tune. They found that when subjects listened to songs from their preferred musical genres,

they exhibited enhanced levels of brain connectivity. This brain state – called full-brain or whole brain processing – allows deeper creativity, happiness, and cognitive functioning. The study reports that the biggest change inspired by music was noted in the resting-state network associated with internal peace, or “the introspective and adaptive mental activities in which humans spontaneously and deliberately engage in every day.” This brain area allows us to daydream, use right-brained creativity to solve left-braincreated problems, and to practice greater empathy and self-awareness. Another study states that this brain area called the default mode network (DMN) is like “a toggle switch between outwardly focused mind states and the internal or subjective sense of self, this network appears to include mind-wandering experiences such as imagining the future, the discovering of new possibilities (hopes), and the affective significance of aspirations or dreams,” regardless of our listening preferences – from

Beethoven to Mos Def, if it’s music we love, it’s rewiring our brains. What’s more is that listening to a great song allows us to process psychosocial interactions and utilize divergent thinking – the very state of mind that is being coercively and covertly manipulated out of us by the Deep State. Even more fascinating is that music therapy – the simple listening of beneficial sound waves – can regenerate the brain, improving memory, and acting as a tonic for the brain, even in tiny babies. Researchers propose that music modulates the secretion of steroid hormones, which ultimately incites repair and regeneration of cerebral nerves. And finally, listening to music allows greater neural plasticity. Cortical plasticity allows brain circuits to flexibly adjust and optimize thought processing in a manner that reflects the environmental and behavioral demands. The more plastic our brains are – the more moveable – the more we can adapt to stressors we face in our every-day world. Is it any wonder that we’ve loved music

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than their husbands, fathers, brothers, etc… This isn’t to say men aren’t needed — in fact, the contrary is true. For sustainable, positive change to result as is intentioned, men and women need to work together.

The REAL Holy Trinity When the Sisters of the Valley began sharing their vision with the world, journalists were eager to interview the change-makers. However, one reporter made a mistake and wrote that the Sisters of the Valley consider the cannabis plant to be the real Holy Trinity. As Sister Kate incredulously explains in the interview, one thing cannot be a trinity. “I think it’s hilarious, because a newspaper reporter said the cannabis plant is our holy trinity. How can one thing be a trinity? No one in the media called him on it,” she said. However, because the media wouldn’t stop “whispering,” she ended up inventing three traits that make the cannabis plant a trinity. Said Sister Kate, “Because so many people have said that the cannabis plant is our holy trinity, I actually, in the last couple of days, came up with a cannabis plant holy trinity analogy. That is, that the plant is compassionate, it is cooperative, and it is intelligent.” So there you have it.

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moment into a series of moments that are all about the cultivation of your own personal flourishing. Where seizing the moment was a declaration against time itself, seizing the day is a declaration against that which seeks to suck up your time. It can be as simple as taking a day off from work to cultivate your garden and water your seeds, or getting away from the things of man and seeking out meditation and solitude in Nature. Or it can be as extreme as giving your boss the finger and quitting your J.O.B. to become a starving artist, or selling all your worldly possessions and striking out on a life-changing trip around the world. Whatever it is, it’s collecting all those moments in your day and then aiming them at a particular target. It’s harnessing their collective power and then focusing that power into a leap of courage. It’s using those precious moments to turn the sound down on your life so that you can finally hear the call to adventure. It’s channeling the power of those moments and focusing them on taking a strategic risk or crossing a dangerous threshold. Page 29

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It’s concentrating all the moments that comprise a day and fixing them on taking the next daring step, striving for the next rung on the precarious ladder toward Eudaimonia. Seizing the day is the proactive task of watering the precious seeds of each fleeting moment. Because sometimes you cannot wait for the rain to come. Sometimes you’ve got to risk looking foolish in your Rain Dance. Indeed. Sometimes seizing the day is literally bringing water to the wasteland.

Carpe vita (seize the life):

“Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.” ~Henry Miller Seizing the life is embracing the journey. It’s allowing the journey to be the thing. There are still the precious fleeting moments to be mindful of, and there are still days in which you’ll have to collect those moments and transform them into courageous acts, but seizing the life is having a bird’s eye view of it all. It’s a big picture perspective that trumps the small picture perspective that trips so many people up. Seizing the life is injecting meaning into your life. It’s collecting all the moments and all the days, and seeing them as an interconnected whole –

women can rid the world of criminals by planting CBD-rich strains — which are legal in all 50 states. She said,

the fractal construct of your life. It’s embracing your unique-as-your-ownfingerprint life task (or Immortality Project, as Ernest Becker calls it). With a bird’s eye view and high humor in your heart, your big picture perspective oversees the tiny goings-on of the small mind and laughs at its need for attachment and inability to seize the moment. At this point, you’ve mastered the art of sacred humor. Your disposition is flexible yet robust. You’re able to forgive yourself, realizing, as Lily Tomlin did: “Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” Your third eye is a cosmic owl, the symbolic overseer of your human flourishing, perched upon the high limb of the universe, putting your entire life into perspective. You see how it’s all connected like a giant web (or Indra’s Net), stretched like gossamer across all the moments and all the days that you’ve seized. The “one day” of yesterday is dust in the wind, ashes leftover from the fire of having seized all the moments and all the days of your life and declaring to the gods, “Today is day one of the life I genuinely want to live.” As Voltaire profoundly stated, “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”

“Order from Attitude Seed Bank, out of the UK, strains of seeds that are meant to be under 1 percent THC and over 10 percent CBD. And every woman should take the seeds and grow them inside and outside in their yard, and grow them everywhere… Because, one time a thief would steal that weed and try to sell it, and the thieves would be killed because they’re going to sell it like it’s going to get someone high. They’re going to sell it for $1,000/ lb, and they’re going to get killed and bingo — we’ve just wiped out all the thieves, and we’re free to go forward.” “So, my point is women need to grow this everywhere. And then dare the law to shut them down. Because all the laws were made for psychoactive cannabis, not for hemp,” she concluded. Please watch the full interview above, as Sister Kate talks about many more topics, including why people should use CBD oil, why the nuns’ crops are legal in all 50 states and can be distributed to other countries, the organization’s plan(s) to cultivate marijuana in Canada, and much, much more. It was an amazing experience connecting with this activist. Sister Kate is proof that one person can make a positive difference in the world. Hopefully, her efforts inspire you. Learn more by visiting the Sisters of the Valley website and Facebook page. sistersofthevalley/

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as long as we can remember, and that even our cellular memory tugs at us to listen to our favorite song? Now the research behind how music affects our brain makes the fun of listening to Bob Marley’s “One Love” on top volume in our cars make plenty of sense.

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. Christina Sarich of The Mind Unleashed originally created and published this article (How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels Naturally and Never Feel Depressed or Anxious Again). Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Moreover, views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Awareness Junkie or its staff.

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MO’S are ubiquitous throughout the United States and many other nations, making them difficult to avoid. Although presumed safe or GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by governmental authorities and GMO manufacturers, studies have shown that a number of problems can occur in animals as a result of eating a GMO diet, including physiological issues and excessive cell growth in stomach or intestinal lining. Digestive issues typically improve when GMO’s are removed from the diet, but nonetheless GM foods can negatively affect digestion, which is key to the body’s overall health. “An astonishing 85% of respondents reported improvements in their ‘digestive problems,’ the ailment most commonly cited. Of these respondents, 80% said their digestive issues were ‘significantly improved’, ‘nearly gone’, or ‘completely recovered’.” – Jeffrey M. Smith New research from the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine shines light onto the health benefits associated with changing to a non-GMO diet. The survey accounts for 3,256 people who have seen major improvements with 28 different health conditions. If you’ve ever wondered about whether switching to an organic diet would be worth it, maybe these new findings will give you the answer you’ve been looking for.

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After analyzing the data, it becomes evident that the research is consistent with reports by physicians in regard to improving patients’ health by switching to largely nonGMO and organic diets. A few of the most common conditions which typically see improvement are digestive issues like leaky gut, fatigue, and obesity. However, this new study has shown that many more common ailments can be improved by a switch of the diet away from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). A complete list of conditions that were reversed or severely reduced by switching to non-GMO and their recovery rates: n Digestive (85.2%) n Fatigue, low energy (60.4%) n Overweight or obesity (54.6%) n Clouding of consciousness, “brain fog” (51.7%) n Food allergies or sensitivities (50.2%) n Mood problems, such as anxiety or depression (51.1%) n Memory, concentration (48.1%) n Joint pain (47.5%) n Seasonal allergies (46.6%) n Gluten sensitivities (42.2%) n Insomnia (33.2%) n Other skin conditions, not eczema (30.9%) n Hormonal problems (30.4%) n Musculoskeletal pain (25.2%) n Autoimmune disease (21.4%) n Eczema (20.8%) n Cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure (19.8%) n Asthma (14.8%) n Menstrual problems (13.1%) n Diabetes (10.6%)

n Other mental disorders (7.9%) n Underweight (6.5%) n Cancer (4.8%) n Kidney disease (4.5%) n Infertility (3.8%) n Autism spectrum (2.6%) n Alzheimer’s disease (2.4%) n Parkinson’s disease (1.4%) Varieties of GMO foods include most corn and soy, alfalfa that is fed to animals, zucchini, yellow squash and papaya, and now certain varieties of apples and potatoes as well. All of these products are commercially sold and have not been backed by any serious longterm studies proving them safe. In fact, due to lawsuits by the Alliances for Bio-Integrity, in 1998 the FDA was forced to hand over several internal memos revealing that agency scientists inside the FDA had repeatedly warned that GMO foods could cause serious side effects such as allergies and nutritional problems, but they were ignored and no long-term testing was done. According to the research, there are three major potential causes of illness from GMO. These include 1) the generic side effects of the GMO transformation process, 2) the Bt toxin found in GMO corn and cotton plants and 3) the herbicides, particularly glyphosatebased herbicides, which are sprayed on most GMOs. Disturbing effects that may occur at a biological level in GM crops can range from unexpected changes to amino acids, immunoreactive and potentially allergic proteins, or misshapen proteins. Alteration of RNA and gene function can also occur as a result of consuming GM foods.

Conclusion Although it would take highly controlled long-term human trials to scientifically prove that negative effects of eating GMO’s exist in humans, it becomes self-evident after looking through the wealth of research available on health risks associated with GM foods that avoiding them is a safe bet toward long-term overall health and avoiding disease. If you would like to know more about this particular study, more information is available in this interview with Dr. Michelle Perro and Jeffrey M. Smith: watch?v=xzO5S5Ah4bI

About the Author Phillip Schneider is a student and a staff writer for Waking Times. This article (Research Shows Switching to Non-GMO Diet Can Reverse These 28 Conditions) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Phillip Schneider and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.









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