The New Agora sept 2017

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Spiritual Bypassing

By Robert Augustus Masters


PIRITUAL BYPASSING, a term first coined by psychologist John Welwood in 1984, is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs. It is much more common than we might think and, in fact, is so pervasive as to go largely unnoticed, except in its more obvious extremes. Part of the reason for this is that we tend not to have very much tolerance, both personally and collectively, for facing, entering, and working through our pain, strongly preferring pain-numbing “solutions,” regardless of how much suffering such “remedies” may catalyze. Because this preference has so deeply and thoroughly infiltrated our culture that it has become all but normalized, spiritual bypassing fits almost seamlessly into our collective habit of turning away from what is painful, as a kind of higher analgesic with seemingly minimal side effects. It is a spiritualized strategy not only for avoiding pain but also for legitimizing such avoidance, in ways ranging from the blatantly obvious to the extremely subtle. Spiritual bypassing is a very persistent shadow of spirituality, manifesting in many ways, often without being acknowledged as such. Aspects of spiritual bypassing include exaggerated detachment, emotional numbing and repression, overemphasis on the positive, anger-phobia, blind or overly tolerant compassion, weak or too porous boundaries, lopsided development (cognitive intelligence often being far ahead of emotional and moral intelligence), debilitating judgment about one’s negativity or shadow elements, devaluation of the personal relative to the spiritual, and delusions of having arrived at a higher level of being. The explosion of interest in spirituality, especially Eastern spirituality, since the mid-1960s has been accompanied by a corresponding interest and immersion in spiritual bypassing — which has, however, not very often been named, let alone viewed, as such. It has been easier to frame spiritual bypassing as a religion-transcending, spiritually advanced practice/perspective,

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especially in the facile fast-food spirituality epitomized by faddish phenomena like The Secret. Some of the more glaringly plastic features of this, such as its drive-through servings of reheated wisdom like “Don’t take it personally” or “Whatever bothers you about someone is really only about you” or “It’s all just an illusion,” are available for consumption and parroting by just about anyone. Happily, the honeymoon with false or superficial notions of spirituality is starting to wane. Enough bubbles have been burst; enough spiritual teachers, Eastern and Western, have been caught with pants or halo down; enough cults have come and gone; enough time has been spent with spiritual baubles, credentials, energy transmissions, and gurucentrism to sense deeper treasures. But valuable as the desire for a more authentic spirituality is, such change will not occur on any significant scale and really take root until spiritual bypassing is outgrown, and that is not as easy as it might sound, for it asks that we cease turning away from our pain, numbing ourselves, and expecting spirituality to make us feel better. True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It has been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, grounded, and responsible; something radically alive and naturally integral; something that shakes us to our very core until we stop treating spiritual deepening as a something to dabble in here and there. Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hangingout on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for what must be done. Most of the time when we’re immersed in spiritual bypassing, we like the light but not the heat, doing whatever we can to distance ourselves from the flames. And when we’re caught up in the grosser forms of spiritual bypassing, we’d usually much rather theorize about the frontiers of consciousness than actually go there, sedating the fire rather than breathing it even more

Please see SPIRITUAL BYPASS, page20

By Kelly Brogan, M.D.


E USE A LOT of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.” You could be considered reckless or ignorant if you opted to not use them. “But you could die of a deadly infection that could kill you!” chants the choir of voices entrained by a system that sees dangerous enemies lurking behind every life experience. What may surprise you is that the real danger could lie in assaulting your body with an “anti-life” (the actual meaning of the word!) chemical that could very well be a Russian Roulette of unintended harms. Some of these harms are so significant that they could change the course of your entire life as you know it. Given that, I bet that if you knew that there were effective, safe “alternatives,” you’d seriously consider them. To make your own decisions about health, you must inform yourself. Informed consent around medical interventions involves exploration of the risks, benefits, and alternatives. In our reactivity, however, we are accustomed to focusing only on the promise – knock that infection out and feel better quick! – without any meaningful information around the full breadth of scientifically-evidenced risks and treatment options.

The Benefits

Antibiotics obviously work, right? Well, we are learning that our dogmatic assumptions about the sacred cows of conventional medicine may be leaning on a house of cards. Or a house of placebos to be more exact. The reality is that infections have a natural course with an inbuilt capacity for robust recovery, so we may be giving undue credit to antibiotics. This appears to be possible based on the published literature. For instance, this

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Side Effects and Alternatives

study[1] on rhinosinusitis concluded: “…the risks of potential side effects need to be weighed against the potential benefit that antibiotics give to the patient. This is especially pertinent as usage of the placebo has shown to be almost as efficacious as using the antibiotic therapy, and also much safer.” With rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections (which have resulted from rampant antibiotic use), and fewer novel medications in the pipeline, it seems we are coming to a point of reckoning around our belief that the rampant extinguishing of life is a health-promoting practice.

The Risks

“Catherine, you have an upper respiratory infection. We aren’t sure whether it is necessarily bacterial, but you should go ahead and take that Z pack just in case…oh, and it’s unlikely, but it’s possible that you could be left bed-bound from neurological damage, develop a serious opportunistic infection, and possibly even a brand new psychiatric diagnosis like Bipolar Disorder. Hope you feel better soon!”

Microbiome-dependent risks

With the discovery of the microbiome, conventional medicine as we know it should

have gone back to the drawing board. With the understanding that an inner ecosystem drives our epigenetic expression, ranging from nutrient production to metabolic health to hormonal balance to immunity and inflammatory response, the ‘body as machine’ model became obsolete. We need to better understand what makes a microbiome healthy and what hurts it. So far, we have been left with many questions and few answers[2]. We have looked at super healthy modern hunter gatherers to try to quantify their gut health, we have studied the beneficial effects of probiotics, and we have learned that chemicals like Monsanto’s Roundup wreak havoc on our bugs. We have learned that the transfer of bacteria occurs well before birth, and continues throughout breastfeeding, setting the stage for adult health by age 2. And it has almost become common knowledge that the indiscriminate killing of bacteria through the use of antibiotics may come with a cost. But will the cost really be anything more than a yeast infection or a bout of diarrhea? Perhaps. We have ample evidence that antibiotics take out the “good” with the “bad” bacteria and leave a trail of imbalance that leaves the patient more vulnerable[3]. A 2017 review[4] references the increased risk of foodborne infection, including antibioticresistant strains, in those who took antibiotics during travel, with unpredictable recovery rates that seem to get dismally worse with repeated antibiotic exposure: “Even short antibiotic exposures disrupt the gut microbiome up to a year or more, and repeated exposures appear to attenuate recovery from ever occurring.” Similarly, up to a one-third reduction in biome diversity can persist longer than 6 months, even after one short course of the popularly-dispensed antibiotic, Cipro. [5] This decrease in diversity can, itself,

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COVER AND LAYOUT Cover-‘’The Awakening’’ by Mear Page Layout by Mike de Give

The spiritual act of “Awakening The Third Eye”—still taught in Eastern traditions like Hinduism—was the central doctrine of the ancient Egyptian religion for thousands of years.

Global Mind n


How – if ‘civilisation’ is as old as we’ve been hitherto told – could the same cultural ‘firsts’ in societies so geographically diverse have at once contemporaneously, yet also independently, emerged?


Unravelling The Mysteries Of The Yuga Cycle n 2012/07/end-of-kali-yuga-in-2025-unraveling.html

CONSCIOUSNESS Why the ‘Law of Attraction’ Creates Suffering

Third Eye in Ancient Egypt n third-eye-in-ancient-egypt

A number of ancient cultures believed in a Cycle of World Ages in which we gradually descend from a state of spiritual perfection and material abundance to one of ignorance and scarcity.

Humility And Consciousness n

In any attempt to save the world we are in one sense an immense help in changing the world, and in another sense, paradoxically, we are a hindrance and destructive burden upon the world.

World And Hopi Changes n

Much like the Maya in Southern Mexico and Central America, the Hopi conceptualize time as a series of world-ages, or epochs, that have come and gone.

Vedic Mysticism n

When one looks at the immense sea of knowledge that has come down to us from the Vedic civilization one cannot help but feel overwhelmed at the timeless grandeur and depth of such wisdom.

Inca Riddles: Futuristic Ruins in the Primitive Past n unsolved-riddles-of-the-incas

The Incas and pre-Incas understood and mastered the science behind brain surgery, genetically altered food, incredible engineering marvels, sophisticated astronomical wisdom and colossal geo-glyphs visible only from the sky.

Decoding Hidden Ruins, M.Tellinger n In 2003 everything changed with the accidental and serendipitous discovery of an ancient stone calendar that caused a chain reaction of events, which led us to decoding one of the greatest missing pieces regarding our human origins and the activity of the Anunnaki on planet Earth.

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The Awakening

By Fredalupe!


it of a grandiose title to be sure, although it does suit Mear One’s beautiful art work gracing our cover this month. So much hoopla over this latest eclipse, so many mad predictions, warnings, darkly lunatic maneuvers and evolutionary exhortations, as to fill the noosphere (sphere of human thought) itself with the curse of Babel. Well, the world’s still here. Looks like the ‘big celestial event’ has come and gone and much like every other calamitous prophecy that has crossed my view over the last many decades (and there have been quite a few) the day continues on for the most part much like before: still a wondrous mystery if you know how to appreciate it, still a bit of a slog through a rather thick dimension of being; still a pain in the ass dealing with whatever’s hasn’t been dealt with as yet: ah, procrastination’s preventable pain. And, apart from some industrious capitalizing and fear mongering, it’s a ‘much ado about nothing’ really all that caterwauling. “Do not sacrifice your life to popular slogans and mass activities, instead, live consciously, which is both individual and universal.” — Vernon Howard Oh, sure, I heard about the crossnational war-games, government cataclysm preparations, sabre rattling galore and the usual negative nonsense infesting the medias, and thereby the consciousness of the entrained masses, which is, of course, business as usual for this crowd. Between the powerless predatorial gibberings and other more visceral attempts at dragging down our collective consciousnesses, I feel ever more strongly that disengaging from fear-filled madness and homicidal selfishness is the best strategy. Regardless of it’s many ‘inspired’ manifestations, shall we say, and the palpable fact that for all intents and purposes Fear has a kind of anti-existence, being a parasitical affair: it’s still an illusion; useful to a degree at a certain ‘level’ of being, but past it not so much.

or W.T.F. (Where’s That Freedom!) piece of theatre needs a black-drop to make the players stand out in their glory and which really helps with the lighting in the room) sure, but if ya don’t stink of fear them buggers don’t perceive you and have no hold on you: you just don’t speak their language; and really, they shit themselves at even the idea of seeing the truth of who and what they are being and doing. So if they don’t attack you outright, potentially because you gave

any longer or anymore. Maybe it’s a terrible, wonderful sacrifice to help us along our way. Maybe the petty tyrants really are here for our fun and enjoyment. What can we say but thank you? And no thank you, I ordered the paradise with a side order of limitless joy, thanks all the same. They can keep their cannibalistic idiocy, their bestiality, their depraved version of humanity, their utterly ridiculous self-importance; heck,

them something to attack, really, you’re good to go. Dealing with one’s business, call it karma, call it what you will, is a real affair, real honest work, and all these experiences we collectively share, as subjective as they are, are surely part of this; but once you’re really on that path even the crazy shit becomes sweet golden fertilizer.

they can even keep the change, they’re gonna need it after all. Sure Fredalupe, but what happens when it’s someone you love attacking you, hurting you, hating you, or worse? Well, when isn’t it? More practically speaking, it can be a drag, literally, I know, I’ve had lots of that experience. Pays to remember that we too passed by there, hurt others we loved, attacked them, the rest of that litany. I guess when it happens to us it’s time to forgive, and forgive and forgive, and then probably forgive again. Practice makes perfect, and it’s not like there isn’t a world of people to forgive out there, working away to give us all more to forgive. And what do we ‘get’ for all that forgiveness: we get forgiven, we get to forgive ourselves. And who doesn’t need some forgiveness? An important thing to remember is that Time, alias the fourth dimension, isn’t real either, and there is only really Now,

“A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.” — Jacques Maritain

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Whether it’s just an attention thing or a more corporeal participation in the mad dream of separateness and ignorance from Source, an expression of our lack of trust in all that is: just don’t do it, don’t be it, don’t join them in their suicidal silliness, don’t empower or encourage evil with your energy, with your intention, your attention, your life. One still keeps ‘an eye out’ so to speak, pun intended, on the slavering predator in the room, (every

Of course some of these creatures are totally okay with what they are and revel in their darkness, and really, good for them. As difficult as it may be to really understand their choice: they’ve made it, they are on their journey, they have that right, free will works that way. And maybe they’re doing it so we don’t have to. Maybe they’re offering us all an incredible opportunity to witness and see exactly what we don’t want for ourselves,

forever and then some. All of it, all of us, happening, being, living, loving, and the rest of all possibilities occurring all in the Now. Hence the powerful and liberating practice of including it all in one’s contextual field so as to not need to repeat anything ad nauseum, and then to really get our ‘grow’ on. For example, and in the extreme: I don’t need to kill anyone to feel as deeply as possible the horror of that experience, from both ends and in the middle, I might add. There’s another me out there, guaranteed, finding that out for themselves. And out that truth go’s and grows exponentially, fractally, in every direction. Ideally, we’d be living in harmony with all life, not requiring it’s consumption in any way; and I feel very strongly that’s where many of us are heading, on our own yet together, in increments and degrees, baby steps and giant leaps. Many others are, of course, heading in the other direction. So be it. Just make sure you’re living your own truth not someone else’s, dreaming your own dream, living your own life, not allowing for any possession alien to your nature. Easy to say, not always easy to do when there are forces seemingly arrayed ‘against’ you, your peace, your happiness, your life even. Well, who said it was supposed to be easy? Evolution’s anything but - particularly the conscious kind, not really sure there’s any other mind you. I can report that momentum is a real thing, in the sense that having gone through my own very difficult experiences there’s a lot more of the good stuff in my life and less of the other than before: more joy, less pain, more freedom, less of its antithesis, lots more me, lots less the not-me. To get there I’ve had to curtail my indulging, again and again and again, until just curtailing it wasn’t enough and I had to truly stop them altogether, before those same indulgences (habits, addictions, distorted beliefs, etc…) killed me. Sobriety’s not really a dirty word. This is not unlike what’s going on all around us it seems to me. This not-doing eventually and very naturally became the practice of discovering what was actually good for me, what was and is the proper use of my energy: how to best live and love my life, in a nutshell, and when, finally out of that very shell. “If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.” — Anthony de Mello Purpose. Determination. Commitment.

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ROBIOTIC (PRO-LIFE) BACTERIA serve innumerable benefits to all organic life and have become a staple of health-conscious diets. Contrary to decades passed, contemporary diets no longer provide our bodies with sufficient probiotics, or lactic acid; therefore we must supplement them. Although many people may not be aware of the degree to which probiotics on the shelf vary in quality and productivity. Last month I had the pleasure of sitting down with Niels Wandler, the founder of Biosa Inc., and we discussed what makes Vita Biosa 10+ so effective and so entirely unique. Niels shared with me the basic science behind probiotic bacteria, By Haley Nagasaki and the important differences regarding their production and packaging. Probiotic supplements come in different forms including powders, pills, and capsules. Although another possible source is a Multi Spectrum Probiotic like Vita Biosa. This food-grade, triple fermented beverage is not classified as a supplement but a health food instead, with excellent physiological effects. Probiotic bacteria have seven hours upon ingestion to travel through the digestive system while keeping their integrity intact before they make it to the large intestine. Although this short duration is rather limiting when you consider the complexity of the task at hand. These bacteria must enter into the body and pass through hostile stomach acid. They must find a mate within the small intestine with which to reproduce, and locate food to begin multiplying, all before reaching the large

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‘These Bacteria are Life’ Triple Fermented, Multi Spectrum Probiotic

intestine. Because of this short time frame, and the often already-compromised host’s digestive system, some people may not be able to break down the protective coating of the supplement, causing little or no release of the intended probiotic effect. Brewed in Canada, Vita Biosa 10+ is created using only organic ingredients including nineteen different herbs sourced from Germany, cane sugar molasses from Paraguay, and licensed food processing bacteria from four accredited European labs. To facilitate fermentation, ten strains of probiotic bacteria, including lactobacilli acidophilus and bifido, are then added to the broth of plant elements, digestive enzymes, and sugars, which begins the fermentation process. The

carbohydrates are then converted into lactic acid while the prebiotics, or food, are preserved within the broth. This process actually magnifies the whole, making the brew greater than the sum of its parts, hence 10+. These bacteria multiply at different rates, in different stages, and at different grow temperatures. That’s why at Biosa Inc., Niels and his team are using a special technology called Triple Fermentation Process to ensure that all growth rate variables are covered. The predigestive fermentation happening in the Biosa liquid now mirrors what’s going on inside the gut, and when the bacteria are introduced into the system, the body recognizes them and they begin socializing immediately.

The finished probiotic drink has lactic acid derived from sugar conversion, with a pH value very similar to that of stomach acid. It is therefore neutral for the stomach, and easy to pass through the small intestines; another key process attributed to this probiotic. The bacteria now have a better chance of making it to the gut. Niels says that the problem with probiotics in capsules or coated pill form is that their exterior shells are designed to withstand destructive stomach acid, and may not be released within the correct time frame. Meanwhile the Vita Biosa bacteria begin the fermentation process upon ingestion, as they already recognize each other and have begun reproducing prior to consumption. The bacteria’s next step is to analyze the environment and establish their individual tasks within the host’s body in order to confer their healing modalities. This complex community, or culture, has the skills to decide which combinations of bacteria are necessary to assist with different bodily functions. While achieving good digestion and regularity is one of the principal goals of the probiotic, eliminating free radicals and lowering oxidative stress by means of its high antioxidant content is also a significant benefit of Vita Biosa. Improved oral health is another important benefit by flushing bad bacteria from the mouth cavity. Research suggests that candida is amongst these bad bacteria that cannot thrive in an environment dominated by lactic acid. The product is thus called a Multi Spectrum Probiotic, implying that the bacteria can work on many issues or ailments within the body simultaneously. Eventually however, they will be flushed out of the body, and once they are gone they cannot repopulate. Therefore it is necessary to incorporate the Vita Biosa probiotic drink

Please see PROBIOTIC, page 19

Social Engineering Via Media 101

How to Normalize The Absurd

By Sigmund Fraud


VER P AY ATTENTION to trends in the

media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of them. It’s kind of like a shell game, where the street hustler directs your attention to one shell as a distraction while he shuffles aside the nut with the goods in it. A ‘now you see it, now you don’t,’ kind of thing. When you see the same story arise frequently in the mainstream media, you can bet that it’s something you’re supposed to be looking at. You see, the major corporate media operates from talking points and top-down directives. A mere 6 corporations owns some 90% of all the major media outlets, and as corporations do, they rule by memos from up high. Tonight show host Conan O’Brien knows this, and he rips on the media for the insane homogenization of local news. He does this bit where his team edits together actual footage of local newscasters from around the country saying the exact same thing, word for word, but, each anchor-person personalizes it with their own inflection, pausing, intonation and so on. It’s hilarious, but at the same time disturbing because it shockingly demonstrates how ideas are forced into the mainstream of today’s corporate culture. Have a look. This always cracks me up. Not in a ‘ha ha’ sort of way, though, more like in a ‘ha ha, aren’t we gullible,’ kind of way. Big difference. The point is, when you see a story being played over and again on various news outlets, you have good reason to believe that the information isn’t coming to you organically. It’s not something you really need to know or something that is genuinely relevant to day-to-day life in your community. It’s the execution of an agenda. The information is being deliberately disseminated to manufacture awareness and recalibrate the standard for normal. It’s something the corporate media wants you to focus on. Like in the shell game. When you understand this fundamental of corporate media, the landscape of information

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today looks totally different. You’re able to see narratives unfold and evolve, and able to recognize when your attention is deliberately being drawn towards an issue. Or away from an issue. Here’s a few examples from the present that when taken as everyday happenstance may seem benign, but have serious implications for the future of society and for the human race at large. The fact that these issues are being presented with noticeable frequency these days is a red flag that there is some larger agenda in the works. The norms, values and standards in our culture are being tweaked, or twerked, and attacked by the repetition of such information. READ: 11 TACTICS USED BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO MANUFACTURE CONSENT FOR THE OLIGARCHY: http:// Vaccines – This is perhaps one of the most common issues thrust on the public in order to fabricate widespread public support for a questionable and very profitable practice. The one-sidedness of the debate on this sensitive issued has successfully created a society where people now openly demand forced medical procedures on others to alleviate a perceived fear. Gender Neutrality – This is the idea that a person’s biological gender is somehow fluid against their opinion of themselves. There is an apparent effort to make us believe that those with confusion over their gender are horribly oppressed and in danger, and that they need to be protected with censorship and speech laws. The aim here is to promote the virtues of censorship, and to develop a generation of people who don’t value procreation and the advancement of the human race, but rather shallow social issues and a perceived sense of justice. Sex Robots – Robot sex toys are increasingly being put in front of the public and lauded as the future of companionship. News stories on the latest advancements in robot sex dolls are ubiquitous these days. We are being told they make great life partners and that they sufficiently synthesize the experience of being with a real woman (or man). The end game here is to further disconnect people from each other, and perhaps also to assist in a broader depopulation agenda by persuading

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Finance n Tax-Funded Anti-Poverty Groups Pay Their CEOs Huge Salaries


op officials with 14 anti-poverty nonprofits were paid as much as $869,900 as their organizations were enriched with $900 million of taxpayer money, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group has found. The activist groups received as much as 85 percent of their revenue from federal, state and local governments and collectively spent millions on lobbying, TheDCNF’s analysis found. Also, half of the charities’ CEOs made political contributions – nearly all of which was to Democratic candidates.

n Morales Declares ‘Total

Independence’ from World Bank, IMF

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ince 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45 percent. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation.Morales has said Bolivia’s past dependence on the agencies was so great that the International Monetary Fund had an office in government headquarters and even participated in their meetings.

supersoldier similar to Captain America.

n CENSORSHIP ALERT: Mozilla plans “kill shot” for entire independent media by blocking all non-approved news in the FireFox browser


here is an ongoing effort by the progressive left and extremists such as George Soros to silence speech that doesn’t align with the liberal agenda. This effort to effectively gut the First Amendment is taking place virtually everywhere you look, from the mainstream media, to Hollywood, to college campuses, and perhaps most frequently, across the Internet. Recently, the popular Internet web browser Mozilla Firefox announced that it plans on joining the fight against what it considers to be “fake news,” a term that to leftists means nothing more than news that is written by conservatives. Mozilla said that it was “investing in people, programs and projects” in an effort to “disrupt misinformation online.”


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A n Bioterrorism Drill Featured Mass Vaccination At A Public School


he Hays Consolidated Independent School District Facebook page removed a post about a planned bioterrorism drill after protest of the use of mass vaccination followed its two posts. CISD explained that students were not a part of the drill and they didn’t intend vaccination to be the focus. “We want emergency medicine, we want to be able to get water and food when we need it if there is a crisis, but a mass vaccination drill — it’s not real!” said Donna Voetee who spoke out about the event. “A mass vaccination drill promoted by our government, its tyranny and it’s terrifying to me that this would happen.”.

n DARPA unveils gene editing infra-structure to build genetically engineered “super soldiers”


n the Marvel comic books, Steve Rogers is a character that transforms from a rather weak and skinny man into a supersoldier with the help of gene editing technology. For decades since fans were officially introduced to Captain America in 1941, this fictional character has fascinated people throughout the country and across the world. Now, thanks to new technology and millions of dollars spent on research, it appears that you no longer have to live in a fictional world full of superheroes and villains to become a

MI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Smart Meters (AMI SMs) are being forced on to everyone’s home, apartment, condo and businesses in the United States with total disregard for numerous legal aspects, with one specifically-egregious issue experiencing total abandonment or disregard for the U.S. Constitution, plus individuals’ rights under their respective home states’ constitutions. Another issue I will not discuss here, but is crucial, is AMI SMs are fire hazards since most are built with plastic parts, are not grounded with surge protectors as analog meters were, and are subject to spiking sinusoidal wave activity, aka “dirty electricity”, thousands of times each day traveling over 60 Hz-rated copper wires inside home walls. If there’s a fire caused by an AMI SM, it’s deemed to be the property owner’s fault. Really!


n Artificial sweeteners found to cause weight gain


study published online on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website revealed that using artificial sweeteners may increase the odds of long-term obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The use of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners — such as sucrose, stevia, and aspartame — picked up steam in the previous

n Humanity’s chemical SUICIDE confirmed: Pesticides sprayed on food crops are wiping out food pollinators, leading toward a global food collapse


he next time you sit down to a delicious meal, consider the fact that bees are responsible for every third bite you eat. Honey bees take care of about 80 percent of all pollination, with just one bee colony pollinating upwards of 300 million flowers in a single day. In fact, 70 percent of the world’s most important food crops are totally dependent on pollination by bees. And yet, Greenpeace reports that in the United States, “the number of bee colonies per hectare has declined by 90 percent since 1962.”

years. However, the practice has been subjected to much scrutiny, especially from health care professionals, about its potential adverse effects on the body’s overall health To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the University of Manitoba’s George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation reviewed 37 studies with a total cohort population of more than 400,000 people for an average of 10 years. Only seven of the studies were randomized controlled trials. The meta-analysis revealed that longer observational studies showed a direct correlation between artificial sweeteners and increased odds of developing obesity and diabetes.

Science, Tech & Beyond n DNA breakthrough means ‘superior’ designer babies could form new social elite, geneticist tells RT


uperior’ designer babies born into the upper class with genetically modified physical appearances and intelligence could be just years away, a British geneticist has warned, after scientists announced they had used gene editing to repair a mutation in human embryos. In a world first, US researchers announced on Wednesday in the science journal Nature they had used the controversial gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, to correct a mutation for a heart condition in embryos.

n The End Of Plastic Landfill? Researchers Discover Caterpillar That Eats Plastic: The Wax Worm

P n Confirmed Science Shows Vaccinated Children Have 420% Higher Risk Of ADHD Compared To Non-Vaccinated Kids


or the longest time, I’ve wondered why scientists have not done more straightforward, direct comparisons of the health outcomes of vaccinated children versus those whose parents have chosen not to vaccinate them. After all, that would provide the definitive answer, wouldn’t it? No more of this shilly-shallying back and forth; if you took a group of kids around the same age, half of whom were vaccinated while the other half were not, and checked which group had the better health outcomes, the vaccine debate would be over.

lastic-eating caterpillars known as “wax worms” may one day help reduce the global pollution crisis, a study revealed. Prior to the study, an amateur beekeeper was cleaning her hives and placed the parasitic wax worms in a plastic bag, only to find out that the caterpillars were able to make holes in the plastic. As part of the study, a team of researchers from the Cambridge University in the U.K. and the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain examined 100 wax worms that were let loose on a plastic bag. The research team noted that holes started appearing in the plastic after a 40-minute mark. The study also revealed that the worms consumed as much as 92 mg of plastic after 12 hours. In comparison, previous research on bacteria showed that the microbes were only able to eliminate 0.13 mg of plastic in 24 hours.

n Flu Shot Spreads Flu And Worse


hould you get a flu shot? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I urge this not only because my mother died from taking a flu shot, but because “the truth shall set you free.” Contrary to doctors who want to get you “immunized” by a flu shot, a flu shot can do more harm than good, and often does for people who trust their doctors. I won’t dwell on the dangers of getting a flu shot, nor the lies officials and the PharmaMedia tell you about the flu to get you to take a flu shot. (1), (2) I have covered these subjects thoroughly in videos and other publications; and so have the good folks at VaxTruth. But I do want to tell you what actually causes a flu, besides a flu shot, and without any triggering virus.

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n New Graphene Electronic Tattoo For Tracking Internet Of Things And Biometric IDs


ew biometric tracking methods seem to be rolled out by the day for policing, travel, banking, medical applications, and beyond. February of last year I covered a development by a company called Chaotic Moon that was seeking “total integration” with their Tech Tats which they envisioned could be used to replace wallets, as well as to monitor your vital signs: “We carry wallets around and they are so vulnerable. With the tech tattoo you can carry all your information on your skin and when you want your credit card information or your ID, you can pull that up automatically through the system ... Rather than going to the doctor once a year for your physical, this tech tattoo can be something you put on your body once a year and it monitors everything that they would do in a physical and it sends that to your doctor, and if there’s an issue they can call you,” Schneider said.

By Rachel Blevins

A new study found that nearly 100% of respondents say they would use cannabis as a substitute to their prescription opioid medications if it was available. LANDMARK STUDY HELPS explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of the medical benefits of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits. The recent study is lending credibility to the idea that medical cannabis can be used as a natural alternative to prescription pain medications, with nearly 100 percent of respondents saying they believe cannabis is helping them decrease their use of prescription opioids to treat the pain. The study, which was conducted by HelloMD, one of the largest medical cannabis communities in the nation, and University of California Berkley, surveyed nearly 3,000 patients who use both opioid and non-opioid based pain medication. The results (http://online.liebertpub. com/doi/full/10.1089/can.2017.0012) of the study concluded that 97 percent of respondents “strongly agreed/agreed” that they could decrease use of their opioid medications when using cannabis. While 92 percent of respondents said that they “strongly agreed/agreed” that they prefer cannabis to treat their medical condition. The study also found that 81 percent of respondents said they “strongly agreed/ agreed” that using cannabis alone was more effective than taking cannabis with opioids. While cannabis is only legalized for medicinal use in 26 states and the District of


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Big Pharma Losing Grip as Study Shows

Nearly 100% Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds Columbia, 93 percent of respondents said they “strongly agreed/agreed” that they would use cannabis as a substitute for their current prescription medication if it was available. Dr. Perry Solomon, Chief Medical Officer of HelloMD, referenced a recent publication from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine on “The Health Effect of Cannabis and Cannabinoids,” and noted that this study serves as a way to support the theory that cannabis is the opposite of a gateway drug. READ MORE: Move Over Amphetamines — Cannabis Shown to Successfully Treat ADHD (http:// “The latest publication from the National Academy of Sciences clearly refuted the ‘gateway drug’ theory that using marijuana can lead to opioid addiction, instead finding evidence of cannabis having multiple curative benefits,” Dr. Solomon said. “Our study further substantiates this. Hopefully this will awaken the public, medical professionals and legislatures to the fact that cannabis is a safe, non-addictive product, available to help fight the opioid epidemic.” Amanda Reiman, a professor at UC Berkley who helped lead the study, said the

treatment of pain has become a “politicized business” in the United States that has resulted in “the rapidly rising rate of opioid related overdoses and dependence.” “Cannabis has been used throughout the world for thousands of years to treat pain and other physical and mental health conditions,” Reiman said. “Patients have been telling us for decades that this practice is producing better outcomes than the use of opioid based medications. It’s past time for the medical profession to get over their reefer madness and start working with the medical cannabis movement and industry to slow down the destruction being caused by the over prescribing and overuse of opioids.” As The Free Thought Project has reported, despite the fact that cannabis has been proven to help with a number of things from killing cancer cells (http:// to treating rare and fatal conditions, it is still classified among the deadliest drugs that are supposed to have no medicinal value in the United States. While studies such as the latest one from HelloMD and UC Berkley serve as a reminder that for many patients, cannabis is the ideal alternative to opioid medications, there is still a clear reason why cannabis has yet to be legalized in the U.S. If medical cannabis was legalized in all 50 states, it would take at least $4.5 billion away from the stranglehold that has been established by big pharma. Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. author/rblevins/

By Justin Gardner


VER THE PAST couple of years, we have seen more and more videos showing the miraculous ability of cannabis to stop seizures in their tracks (http://thefreethoughtproject. com/?s=cannabis+seizures). From oil extracts to nasal sprays, the proof is now undeniable that cannabis is medicinal and offers a real solution for those suffering from debilitating seizures. And it’s not just for humans. Man’s best friend can have seizures, too, and they can also be stopped with cannabis extracts. A recent video uploaded to Facebook shows CBD oil stop a dog’s seizure in under a minute. Kevin Spitler of the Toledo Hemp Center in Toledo, Ohio posted the video, which has more than 440,000 views at the time of this writing. ( Spitler73/videos/10211007832886125/) As the video begins, the dog is in the midst of what appears to be a seizure, head shaking uncontrollably. The owner shows the bottle of CBD oil to the camera just before administering to his dog. “I just gave him two shots of it, in his mouth,” says the owner. The dog is licking his chops, and in about 30 seconds the effects are clear. His head stops shaking and he appears content. “Yeah, you’re good now, ain’t ya?” says the owner happily. And now it’s time for a treat, which the dog can enjoy thanks to cannabis. To millions of people, pets are part of the family, loved like sons and daughters. Witnessing them suffer from disorders like seizures can be heartbreaking and disruptive to everyday life. For the dog in this video, the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) provides a cure.

Not Just For Humans

Watch CBD Oil Stop This Dog’s Seizure In Under A Minute The CBD oil was procured from Toledo Hemp Center, which “specializes in hemp based products and promoted a better quality of life.” CBD can be derived solely from hemp, which is the Cannabis sativa plant with only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient that produces a “high.” Industrial hemp production and hemp-based products are now legal in Ohio, along with medical cannabis. CBD can be derived from any cannabis plant, including those bred for THC content. Both CBD and THC have many medicinal

applications, and both can treat seizures. For some people, CBD extracts work, while others need a CBD-THC blend or even pure THC with no CBD. Research into using cannabis for canine ailments is growing, with veterinarians at Colorado State University spearheading clinical studies on the effectiveness of CBD. As The Cannabist report notes (www., the biggest obstacle to moving forward is federal prohibition

of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug with “no accepted medical use.” The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), abandoning all sense of reason, has moved to further restrict “marijuana extracts” including hemp-derived CBD. Fortunately, states like Ohio are ignoring federal government’s ludicrous prohibition and acknowledging the miraculous healing power of cannabis. Justin Gardner is a peaceful free-thinker with a background in the biological sciences. He is interested in bringing rationality back into the national discourse, and independent journalism as a challenge to the status quo. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. More Internet links on the topic at hand: First of Its Kind Study Finds Cannabis May Be a “Miracle” Treatment for Autistic Kids: first-kind-study-finds-cannabis-maymiracle-treatment-autistic-kids/ Cannabis for Canines — CBD Treats are Healing Dogs, Treating their Pain and Stopping Seizures: http:// Used as a Last Resort, Doctors Cure 12yo Girl’s Fatal Disease with Cannabis, In Only 3 Doses: cannabis-cure-arizona-girl-epilepsyseizures/ State Supreme Court Justice Just Called for the Release of All Those in Prison for Cannabis: sc-justice-calls-to-legalize-cannabisand-release-pot-offenders-from-prison/ Mainstream Media Finally Admits Cannabis Can Curb Opioid Epidemic: http://thefreethoughtproject. com/mainstream-media-now-admitscannabis-decreases-opiate-overdoses/

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With Patrick Flanagan, PhD by Paula Peterson


ATRICK FLANAGAN, PHD, avid inventor and author of the bestselling books Pyramid Power and Toward a New Alchemy, is a leader in the fascinating field of structured water. Flanagan was a child prodigy whose debut upon the public scene began at age twelve when he submitted his latest project to a science fair. It was a device to detect atomic bombs and guided missiles. The government took control of his invention, but Flanagan’s precocious genius was established. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1997, he was voted Scientist of the Year by the International Association for New Science. Besides his groundbreaking work on identifying and duplicating the benefits of “youthing” waters, Flanagan’s work spans inventions like the Neurophone — a helmet-like device that enables deaf people to hear — and technology that was used during the Viet Nam war for training dolphins to recognize and report the country of origin of approaching submarines. In fact, much of the work Flanagan has done, including the dolphin communication research, has been co-opted by the government and is no longer available even to him. The author interviewed Dr. Flanagan in person at his home. Paula: When did you begin to take an interest in water? Patrick: It began when I was still in my teens. I met Dr. Coanda of Stanford University, an amazing man — you can

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read about him in the Encyclopedia Britannica — who built the first jet airplane in 1911. [1] He also is known as the father of fluid dynamics. During his lifetime, he obtained five hundred patents on fluid amplifiers. Dr. Coanda was in remarkable health when I met him — he lived to be onehundred and one.[2] I myself was already a student of health and nutrition and was a pure vegan at the time. He told me that based upon what he had learned about me, he had decided to share his research with me so that I could continue it. This was because he believed he could not finish it himself in his own lifetime. He went on to say that the legend of the Fountain of Youth was true, and that there was scientific fact to back it up. There are five places on Earth, he told me, where people were in extremely

good health and lived to be over 100 years old: Hunza Land (in the Karkorum Mountains north of Pakistan), a place in Ecuador, another place in Peru, the county of Georgia in Russia, and a place in Mongolia. In these locations, the people all have very different diets. The one thing they have in common is the water. Paula: Most of us don’t learn in school that there can be differences in water. Patrick: Yes, in school we learn that water is the same everywhere in the world: It freezes at zero degrees [centigrade], boils at 100 degrees, and has a certain viscosity and surface tension. But those are only the average qualities of water. Dr. Coanda said water was different everywhere in the world and that he could predict, just from analyzing the water they drank, the average lifespan of the people who lived in any given area. Coanda had gone to Hunza Land at the turn of the century. To get there, he had to hike for three months through jungles, climb mountain peaks, and cross rope bridges. While he was there, he found that the Hunza’s water came from glaciers that were millions of years old. There were certain characteristics of Hunza water that Coanda tried his whole life to duplicate. But he never succeeded. He told me, “You, Patrick, will invent a machine that will create this kind of water anywhere in the world. You will save many, many lives.” He then gave me the characteristics of Hunza water. Paula: Do the significant characteristics go beyond the mineral content? Patrick: Well, he had no idea which characteristics were significant. He thought that it could even have been the cold temperatures, or the altitude — Hunza Land is a valley at 8000 feet elevation, surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world. These mountains have ice-blue glaciers, and this is where their water comes from. The Hunza people themselves claimed that their secret of health and longevity came from drinking the glacier waters that were filled with all these minerals from the glacial silt. There actually was a well in the area that had clear water, but none of the residents would drink from it — they saved that water for the tourists. So at age seventeen — in parallel with everything else that was going on at the time — I started my own research into water. I tried everything: magnetic treatments, alternating different frequency fields, electrolysis — about anything that you could imagine in order

to create anomalous properties in water. I discovered that when I put rubies, quartz crystals, and other gemstones in water and let it sit, that changed the structure of the water and lowered the surface tension. Each night, I would put a brandy snifter next to my bed filled with distilled water containing the crystals. In the morning, I would drink this water, being careful not to cause any turbulence — because even though crystals change water dramatically, all the structuring goes away if you shake it, stir it, or bump it. Paula: It’s that fragile? Patrick: Yes. Magnets are the same way. I found that crystals have a very orderly matrix of electrical charges, both positive and negative. They will align themselves to the crystal structure of precious stones and then extend out into the water. Then I reasoned that if I could make the crystals small enough that I put into the water, the change in structure would lower the surface tension and be maintained even through drinking or shaking. Paula: Before we go on with this explanation, could you please tell us what is meant by the surface tension of water? Patrick: Surface tension has to do with penetration. For example, if you put a drop of water on a piece of paraffin and look at it from the side, that drop of water will form a nearly perfect sphere because it cannot penetrate the paraffin. But if you put a drop of water on a quartz crystal, it penetrates 100 percent and the drop goes flat. The surface tension of water is also called the “webbing angle of water.” It is well known in food science that every food and substance has a certain webbing angle of water. If the substance is above a certain angle, it cannot wet the food. As an example, it’s difficult to mash potatoes with cold water, as they will only clump up. Boiling the water causes the surface tension to go way down, which makes it much easier to mash the potatoes. Ordinary water has a high surface tension of about 73 dynes per centimeter — a dyne is a unit of force. Boiling water can get as low as 37 dynes. Hunza water has a surface tension of about 67 dynes — and also a different viscosity and a slightly different freezing and boiling point. Paula: How does all this work in our body? Patrick: The cells in our body have to be fully wetted with water in order to exchange compounds, getting rid of toxins generated by their own metabolism, and absorbing nutrients. If the cells are not wetted, nutrients and toxins cannot penetrate the surface of the cell. And since the cells are covered with protein lipid membranes — which are fatty acids, and as we know, oil and water do not mix — it’s important that the surface tension of the water around our cells water be low enough to allow penetration. So the Hunza water has a low surface tension. Furthermore, the minerals in the Hunza water are in colloidal suspension. The really cloudy minerals drop out — those are not colloids, and are suspended only while the water is in motion. Paula: So you are saying that a colloidal mineral is different than other minerals?

Patrick: Yes. Basically, colloidal minerals are more bio-available. In fact, they are what the body needs and uses. The body has to work really hard to separate minerals out of compounds. For example, if you take magnesium chloride in order to get magnesium, your body has to separate the magnesium out of the chloride before it can use it. But a colloidal mineral is suspended in the solution (not dissolved).[3] When the suspension medium is water, the minerals must be small enough, and must carry a strong enough electrical charge, so that they don’t coagulate and repel each other. Colloidal minerals also have a negative electrical charge, which is very important. The higher the negative charge, the more of the mineral will suspend in water without dropping out. So colloidal minerals have to be tiny and have a strong negative charge. Consequently, I realized that the secret of Hunza water was in the tiny size of the colloidal minerals. And I found that these minerals were mostly silica. Silica is an essential mineral for the human body. It helps to produce collagen: the matrix that holds our skin together. Paula: Is that the same kind of silica that’s found in quartz crystal? Patrick: Yes. Quartz crystal is silica in a crystal form. There is also amorphous silica, which is totally noncrystalline.[4] By the time I had worked for almost 30 years on this, trying to figure out how to make Hunza water, I had become famous for the book Pyramid Power, and was a featured speaker all over the world, with television specials and a movie made about me called Outer Space Connections. In due course, my wife and I went through a hermit stage and I withdrew from the public eye. We moved to Sedona, Arizona, and bought a house on forty acres of land. The house was fifteen miles up a dirt road that had no name. Trees completely surrounded our property. We essentially isolated ourselves for fourteen years, and it was during these years in isolation, along with practicing specific spiritual disciplines, that I made some of my most revolutionary discoveries. Paula: Which discoveries were your most important? Patrick: I created Crystal Energy, which was my first concentrated colloidal solution. When added to water, Crystal Energy restructures it. We went on a six-month fast on water and juices supplemented with Crystal Energy. At the end of the sixmonth fast, I had lost 45 pounds and my wife lost about 25 pounds. Friends who visited us were astounded and amazed that we looked like teenagers, even though I was 45 years old at this time. I’m 58 now. Paula: I have to say that you look extraordinarily healthy! Patrick: Thank you. I know it’s from using Crystal Energy and also from the water I later developed, called silicahydride, using microclusters of silica. We had the Microcluster® water tested at different universities. These tests showed that our product was little spheres. Not only that, the little spheres would group together and form bigger spheres in which other things could be inserted.

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For example, flax seed oil goes rancid faster than any other known oil because it is highly polyunsaturated and can easily be attacked by oxygen. We found that when we mixed flax seed oil with the microcluster powder it would not go rancid, not even after two years of sitting on the shelf! Paula: That’s amazing. What was your next stage of discovery? Patrick: I found a way to make silica Buckyballs in my lab through using nanotechnology. Buckyballs, named after Buckminster Fuller, are formations of structured carbon made up of tiny little spheres that look like soccer balls. Further findings proved that atomic nuclei could be trapped inside the Buckyballs and used as a carrier for transporting pharmaceuticals into the cells. The minerals in Hunza water were like Buckyballs, only they were made of silica instead of carbon. When they were added to water, they lowered the surface tension. My technology reduces the surface tension of water to 28 dynes per centimeter. Pure ethyl alcohol is 27 dynes per centimeter. This means that this re-structured water has the solvent capabilities of ethyl alcohol. It’s really quite remarkable. In subsequent research, we took hundreds of people off the streets to do darkfield microscope studies of their blood. We found that most people’s blood looked like sewers: The cells were all clumped together with free-radical damage, and sometimes we’d see little parasites swimming around. After taking the silica-hydride product, their blood cells would become beautiful and discrete again, the parasites would disappear, and all the damage from free radicals would be gone — all within fifteen minutes of taking only two capsules. Most people are walking around in a chronic state of dehydration where their blood is clumped together. It’s a condition in modern people that eventually leads to plaque on arteries, heart attacks, and nutritional deficiencies caused from a build-up of toxins that the body cannot eliminate. Paula: Now, that’s something that intrigues me. I learned that most people are dehydrated most of the time, but that after a certain period of dehydration they don’t seem to crave water. Why is that? Patrick: No one knows why our sense of thirst seems to disappear as we get older. When we’re babies, we know immediately when we need water, and we cry for it. And yet as we get older we can become severely dehydrated and not even know it. To make matters worse, the surface tension of the bodily fluids goes up as we age, and again, no one knows why. Dehydration is one of the major indicators of the aging process. On top of that, in today’s world, various factors like electro-magnetic pollution, unhealthy diets, and, in particular, poor water destroy the electrical charge of blood cells. Studies show that silica-hydride is the greatest hydrating agent ever discovered. In our studies we gave people silica hydride, and in four weeks the average person on the study reversed age — as far as hydration is concerned — by five years. Paula: Is there evidence that this kind of water was more available on the Earth at one time?

Patrick: Yes, and there are many theories about that. A friend of mine who is a biblical scholar says that in the Bible it tells of a time when people lived to be hundreds of years old, and that there was a constant light everywhere — everything was lit up. Some scientists believe that the Earth was once surrounded by ice crystals high up in the stratosphere. The ice crystals refracted sunlight and blocked cosmic rays that are damaging to our DNA. Cosmic rays are passing through us all the time, now. Paula: Does that have anything to do with “the firmament” that is mentioned in the Book of Genesis? It has been hypothesized that the firmament was an atmosphere made of water. Patrick: Yes. That’s what it was. The theory is that the Great Flood of Noah’s time — which is recorded in many ancient texts throughout the world — was caused by the ice crystals coagulating, as colloids tend to do. And so it rained for forty days and forty nights, which flooded the entire Earth. Even prior to the flood, rain occasionally may have come from the firmament, making healthy water much more available in those days. Paula: I am aware of theories humans once ate only flowers, leaves, and fruits, and that something of a catastrophic nature happened that destroyed nearly all living things. According to these theories, surviving humans became nomadic, since much of the Earth was then uninhabitable and there was less available food, and

humans began to eat the animals. Patrick: Yes. There are theories that humans did not eat meat prior to the Great Flood, which is another possible answer to why humans had longer life spans. In certain areas above and below the equator, where our ancestors originally came from, humans lived in jungles where they simply reached out and picked their food. Since their food was so abundant, they didn’t have to work for it, and so for the most part they played. When Earth’s climate began to change, and the rainforests started drying up, fruit became less available. So humans began scavenging for food outside the forests. Not only that, the earth’s axis was once straight up and down, which caused spring to pervade all year long all over the planet. Paula: You certainly have lived a fascinating life. Can you share with us any new research on water that’s particularly exciting for you right now? Patrick: Yes. I recently discovered another component in Hunza water that I didn’t know about. I found that Hunza water had hydride ions, which are hydrogen atoms with a negative charge plus an extra electron. A hydrogen atom normally has only one proton and one electron, but it can actually take on and carry an extra electron. That extra electron is of the right potential to neutralize free radicals and participate in all the thousands and thousands of chemical reactions in the body that require extra electrons.

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Antibiotics From page 3

be a precursor to new illness. For instance, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is one of several chronic illnesses associated with low levels of beneficial bacteria[6]. Dysbiosis (imbalanced gut bacteria) is also a precursor to autoimmunity,[7] obesity, and weight gain[8]. Yeah, we all should be using less antibiotics – but what if we have to take an antibiotic? Then can’t we just take a probiotic afterward? There is, unfortunately, scant evidence to support this seemingly logical integrative medicine practice. While hamster studies suggest recovery of damage is possible[9], the broad spectrum of antibiotic effects and probiotic options makes personalization of this support method challenging. Most probiotics contain only a few bacterial species, and our gut contains thousands.

Microbiome-independent risks

As if that weren’t enough to slow your pace to the CVS pharmacy counter, there is a growing body of literature focused on the non-microbiome-based risks of antibiotics. From slowed fracture healing[10] to acute liver injury[11], antibiotics have effects at the cellular level beyond simply inducing dysbiosis. These include changes in up to 87% of gut metabolites[12] functional in the gut, injury and destruction of mitochondria (the energy centers of the cell), and damage to gut tissue. Of significant interest to me are the known and well-documented psychiatric risks of antibiotics. I imagine there are few patients who consent to acute onset psychosis or suicidality before being prescribed an antibiotic. An excellent 2017 review by Zareifopoulos and Panayiotakopoulos[13] suggests that patients should be told of these risks including irritability, confusion, encephalopathy, suicidality, psychosis, and

mania. These researchers conclude: “The neuropsychiatric effects of antimicrobial drugs are extensively documented in the literature. A number of antimicrobial drugs have the potential to exert CNS effects and many are associated with stimulant, psychotomimetic and epileptogenic properties, mediated by GABA antagonism (beta-lactams, quinolones and clarithromycin), NMDA agonism (D-cycloserine, aminoglycosides, and perhaps quinolones), MAO inhibition (linezolid, metronidazole and isoniazid weakly) as well as more exotic mechanisms, as in the case of trimethoprim, isoniazid, ethambutol, rifampicin and the tetracyclines.” In fact, the term ‘antibiomania’ has been coined around the potential for antibiotics to induce manic symptoms. In a recent review, two-thirds of the mania-inductions were in male subjects[14]. The resolution of acuteonset mania with charcoal suggests that these psychiatric risks may be both microbiomedependent and independent. Relatedly, data suggests that there is a dose-dependent risk of new-onset depression; the higher the antibiotic exposure, the higher the risk of depression[15]. If you don’t know to connect these dots, then you could end up believing that your “mental illness” is an entirely new diagnosis requiring lifelong treatment.

The Alternatives

Fortunately, many alternative strategies exist that resolve bacterial imbalances without the side effects of pharmaceutical antibiotics. Even better – many of the plantderived therapies can be easily incorporated in your everyday meals as a tasty preventative approach to resiliency.

Colloidal Silver

Also called silver nanoparticles, colloidal silver has been used for over 2,000 years to resolve bacterial infections[16]. As such, silver is commonly used in intravenous catheters, dental

fillings, wound dressings, and bone implants[17]. Though the exact antimicrobial mechanisms are still debated, colloidal silver generally works by damaging the cell membranes of pathogenic bacteria. Depending on the surface charge of the silver nanoparticles and the type of bacteria, bacteria can be killed by the formation of free radicals, accumulation of nanoparticles in bacterial cell walls, or depletion of cell membrane components[18]. Colloidal silver is effective both as a topical treatment for skin infections, like MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)[19], as well as an oral antibiotic[20].

Botanical Herbs

For centuries, botanical herbs have been used as antibiotics. Since there are countless herbal remedies for various types of infections[21],[22],[23], I’ll just list a few common herbs that have been validated by modern research. For example, the herb Inula helenium, also called elecampane, was shown to be 100% effective against 200 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (commonly known as “staph infection”).[24] Similarly, a study that evaluated Alpinia galanga, a plant in the ginger family that has been traditionally used in Asian countries, found that this herb was effective against Salmonella typhi and E. coli, as well as against other drug-resistant bacterial strains. [25] Extract from Nigella sativa, a flowering plant native to south Asia, kills MRSA,[26] while cinnamon and oregano are potent selective antibiotics against many drug-resistant species[27]. Similarly, easy-to-find spices like cumin[28] and rosemary[29] are powerful antimicrobials, as are child-friendly options like elderberry[30],[31]. Many high-quality herbal products combine evidence-based herbs such as oregano[32],[33], echinacea[34],[35],[36], and goldenseal[37],[38],[39] into an effective immune support formula.


A great way to prevent imbalances from

making you sick is by strengthening your beneficial bacteria, also called probiotics. Incorporating probiotics improve your metabolic and immune functioning while also crowding out pathogenic bacteria. Probiotics can resolve bacterial infections ranging from oral gingivitis[40] to H. pylorimediated gastric infections[41] to bacterial vaginosis[42]. As one of the earliest and richest sources of probiotics is breastmilk, it isn’t surprising that breastmilk probiotics have been shown superior to antibiotics to treat mastitis, a common infection during lactation[43] (just another reason to breastfeed!). I recommend that people get probiotics through fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut[44], as these contain many more complementary bacterial strains than supplements for daily prevention.


‘Let food be thy medicine,’ decreed Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine – and he would have ranked garlic as one of the most medicinal foods. Numerous studies have shown the antimicrobial effects of garlic, including a report in which researchers tested garlic-water against 133 multidrugresistant species, showing remarkable antimicrobial properties[45]. A randomized controlled clinical trial showed that garlic was more effective than a standard antibiotic, metronidazole, for bacterial vaginosis. Authors remarked that garlic provided both increased therapeutic efficacy as well as decreased side effects[46]. Garlic is an effective treatment for stomach infections caused by H. pylori[47] and C. difficile,[48] as well as for pneumonia[49] and other lung infections[50]. Amazingly, consuming garlic not only protects against bacterial infections, but also lowers blood pressure[51],[52], stabilizes blood sugar[53], and decreases cancer risk.[54]

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We need to be a stand for truth, honesty, integrity, kindness, caring and compassion for governing ourselves in a new paradigm experience. By Paul A. Philips


EOPLE ARE WAKING UP in droves, but the majority continue to be played by the ruling elite’s control system, unaware that almost every subject under the sun is rigged: In effect we are confined to living in a false or limiting paradigm. Against the ‘insurmountable odds,’ will there ever be a new paradigm experience? Having seen through the grand deception, will the awakened ever change the control system? Can we somehow go on to cultivate new theories and practices for a humane new paradigm experience, one that will create a world that truly makes a difference for everyone? Before answering, here are just some of the ways in which the majority people in their ignorance are played by the ruling elite’s control system in the current false or limiting paradigm.

1. Fake science

Corporate/Banker sponsored pseudo-science has had a grip on humanity for quite some time, headed by highly dogmatic fake guru scientists. Try telling some followers in the church of scientism that these so-called Gurus are fake and wrong; they may look at you as if you have 3 heads, no matter how knowledgeable you are or good at communicating the real science. ( (Hint: Why were we taught very little or nothing about Nikola Tesla in school..?)

2. Fake Political Parties

Indeed, the awakened know that regardless of who’s in power all the major political party leaders are only puppets to the ruling elite puppet masters. Thus, the ruling elite make all the major political decisions regardless of who’s in power, making the parties and their leaders irrelevant. The masses are distracted from waking up to the realization of this: For instance, one of the latest tricks used to con the masses into giving their support has been to make the leader of a political party look like an ‘outsider’ who will not walk the dictated political white line. As in the case of Trump during his presidential election campaign, he came across as an ‘outsider,’ telling the masses what they wanted to hear. He came across as anti-establishment. But in the end, his long lists of anti-establishment promises did not get fulfilled: The false promises were nothing more than gimmicks to win votes, while the same old same old still continues …

3. Fake Wars

Sadly, the majority are still falling for the fake wars narratives with their related psyops; false flags or divide and rule tactics, pushed on us for the ulterior motives of power, profit and political gains. The warmongers, aided and abetted by the mainstream media (real fake news: https://www.

Played by the Ruling Elite’s Control System

It’s Time for a New Paradigm delusion/) threaten the existence of not only every man, woman and child, but all life forms on this planet if nuclear war breaks out. To find out what those war-hungry leaders don’t want you to know about go here: articles/facts-that-our-war-happyleaders-would-like-to-keep-hushed-up/

4. Played by the ‘Beneficial’ Deception

As part of the deception, to get approval, the ruling elite present their agendas as ‘beneficial’ when, in fact, they are actually harmful or enslaving to the masses. The greater the difference between something that is perceived by the masses as ‘beneficial’ compared to the opposite of what it really is, the easier the elite can advance their agendas. Agenda 2030 (Agenda 21 on speed), is a classic example. To take a look at how the perceived ‘benefits’ are presented, but, are in truth, extremely damaging, go here: http://www.activistpost. com/2015/09/agenda-2030-translator. html

5. Played by ‘Confusion’

One of the tricks used to coverup information and allow hidden crooked agendas to continue is to put the masses into a state of confusion or neutrality. For example, through Big Pharma shills with their disinformation and/or the cover-up of scientific evidence in the elite’s owned and controlled mainstream media, the masses have been duped into confusion, not knowing what to do regarding choices on life-saving alternative health practices …

6. Played into Being Comfortably Numb

Are you comfortably numb or a truth-seeking activist? Ruled and divided, willfully ignorant and apathetic to the woes of the world, some people love their comfort zone so much they will do all they can to remain there. To avoid confrontation, they go into agreement with the general consensus of the masses while blindly accepting the rule of authority without ever questioning. Labeled as Stockholm syndrome, some people even love their servitude under the rule of authority. Such individuals affected grovel away their lives in victimhood without ever realizing

they’ve been ensnared in a web of deceit, while their cognitive dissonance and denial plays a major part in maintaining the status quo… ( my-blogs/6-ways-to-show-the-worldis-in-cognitive-dissonance/) Many folks have been played into mindless habituation. For example, many spend endless hours languishing away, watching the T.V (moron box) brainwashed by mainstream media broadcasts … (https://www.newparadigm. ws/my-blogs/how-the-mass-mediacontrols-consensus-reality/) In effect, consistent with the Pink Floyd song these people have become “Comfortably numb…” Indeed the list goes on where so many are played by the ruling elite’s control system.

Creating the New Paradigm

A major response to the imprisoning control system is to disconnect. Here are just a few examples: Disconnect from giving your support to those power-drunk, dishonest, egomaniacal puppet politicians. All Western World government is a myth because it has been designed to give the illusion of choice or change. It’s the puppet masters we really need to get at not so much the puppeteered politicians. We need to expose their inhumane criminal activities to the world … (https://www.newparadigm. ws/my-blogs/how-to-prevent-yourgovernment-from-victimizing-you/) Disconnect from the increasingly health-threatening wireless technology ( and the internet of things. Stop using ‘smart’ technology (dumb technology). Stop using the electronic appliances: No longer giving these appliances to kids would be a good start. Stop using credit cards… Find alternative ways of bypassing the system … Disconnect from consuming diseasecausing food and water poisoned with GMO technology, toxic ingredients and additives, irradiated by nutrient-nuking manufacturing processes… Refuse toxic medicines such as vaccines. Foods and medicines are killing us. The select few belonging to the related establishments manufacturing the medicines are making trillions on us as a consequence of our

increasing disease… Disconnect from the greed-driven mega-corporations swallowing up small businesses while depriving the freedom of their owners in the monopolies. Support the small businessman.

Reconnecting with our True Self

Humans have now reached unprecedented levels of selfishness. We are running amok with narcissism, materialistic greed and consumerism while the rich get even richer: It’s now been reported that 5 people nearly have as much wealth as half the world’s population. Around 90% of the world’s population lives in poverty. Megacorporations are getting even fatter. Consider the case of Jeff Bezos and Amazon as an example … In effect we have been pushed to the limits. All this only adds up to the realization that change has to happen. The control system’s imprisoning status quo has to end as it continues to be an ever widening mismatch compared to our ongoing awakening. Besides making the effort to disconnect from the ruling Elite’s control system, to stop us from being dictated, we also need to change our ways by reconnecting with our true self. Reconnecting with the true self means changing our inner world to make intended changes manifest in our outer world. We need to be a stand for truth, honesty, integrity, kindness, caring and compassion for governing ourselves in a new paradigm experience. (https://www. So many people eek away their daily existences in dissatisfaction, frustration and servitude: It’s time that we felt good about ourselves again; make the shift from victim to victor… A monumental task, of course, but for our survival we need an open mindedness and open heartedness to build the multiple layers needed for complete change so that the new system is solid enough to bring lasting peace. Peace for ourselves, our children and their children to be. (Editors note: where possible we’ve included the online links to important supportive information. For those we didn’t have room for, as always, you’ll find them on the page of origin online at either: http://, or http:// played-ruling-elites-control-systemtime-new-paradigm/)

Paul A. Philips is the author of This article (Played by the Ruling Elite’s Control System, It’s Time for a New Paradigm) was originally created and published by and is re-posted here with permission.

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Why Magnesium Is The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Known To Man By Organic and Healthy

You are considered deficient in magnesium if you have any of these symptoms (


AGNESIUM IS AN important mineral that must be in the body, as you can die without it. It is a good weapon against illness; however, many are deficient in magnesium and have no idea that they are.

Autism Sensitivity to loud noises Insomnia Muscle twitches or cramps Anxiety ADD Anal spasms Angina Palpitations Constipation Headaches Migraines Fibromyalgia

The Power of Magnesium and What It Can Do For You

Magnesium is great for stress relief and helps to improve sleep. Its very weird that it’s widely used in conventional medicine but people never stop to contemplate how important it is to our health and its benefit to body function. I used intravenous magnesium in the ER as it was helpful in life-threatening issues such as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), intravenous magnesium was used. If a patient felt constipated or needed to be ready for a colonoscopy, milk of magnesia or liquid magnesium citrate, which helps to clean out the bowels. Pregnant women in pre-labor, or coming in with high blood pressure, even with seizures, were given high levels of magnesium consistently. You actually do not need to go to a hospital to feel the effects of magnesium. Taking magnesium supplements each day will show you results.

The Relaxation Mineral

Magnesium is a relaxant. If any part of your body feels irritable, tight, stiff, and cramped—is a sign of a deficiency in magnesium. This relaxing mineral is responsible for

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over 300 enzyme reactions and found in all body tissue. It’s mostly found within your brain, bones, and muscles. In order for cells to take in energy, they must have magnesium as it helps for many chemicals to work, and stabilize membranes in order to relax stiff muscles. Magnesium comes mostly from nuts, seaweed, greens, and beans. Mostly, Americans gain their daily consumption of nuts through peanut butter. With magnesium found in little foods, it expands the list of health effects from a deficiency in the mineral. Because it isn’t some pharmaceutical drug, it becomes widely ignored by people even though it is extremely useful. That’s exactly the reason why hospitals

Chronic fatigue Asthma Kidney stones Diabetes Obesity Osteoporosis High blood pressure PMS Menstrual cramps Irritable bladder Irritable bowel syndrome Reflux Trouble swallowing

utilize magnesium for emergencies and lifethreatening problems such as heart failure and seizures. Having a deficiency in magnesium is linked to body inflammation and high CRP levels. In today’s society, magnesium deficiency is a massive issue. 65 percent of those admitted to intensive care, and about 15 percent of the country has a magnesium deficiency. Many are deficient in this mineral because no one eats magnesium-rich foods within their diet. Many choose to eat processed, refined foods made primarily of meat, white flour, and dairy. You lose magnesium when you drink coffee, soda and alcohol. Constantly sweating can do so, as well as, consistent stress,

excessive menstruation, diuretics, intestinal parasites, antibiotics, and some drugs. In Kosovo, a study was conducted to test people under war stress, and they found that they lost magnesium through urine. It makes things complicated as magnesium is not absorbed well and is lost from our bodies so easily. In order to take in magnesium, you will need lots of it, with vitamin B6, selenium and vitamin D. Recently, a scientific review on magnesium found that, “It is highly regrettable that the deficiency of such an inexpensive, low-toxicity nutrient results in diseases that cause incalculable suffering and expense throughout the world.” Magnesium deficiency is very easy to fix, but hard to measure and study. If you do have any of the symptoms above that I mentioned or have a disease I added, then no worries! Here’s how you can reverse the deficiency.

Stop Draining Your Body of Magnesium

n Limit coffee, colas, salt, sugar, and alcohol n Learn how to practice active relaxation n Check with your doctor if your medication is causing magnesium loss (many high blood pressure drugs or diuretics cause loss of magnesium)

Eat Foods High in Magnesium

Include the following in your diet as often as you can:

Please see MAGNESIUM, page 19

By Frances Bloomfield

bleaching to remove any impurities. In place of the stripped minerals, some manufacturers will add anti-caking agents, to absorb moisture or chemicals like ammonia and aluminum. This toxic heavy metal is especially infamous for its associations with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Luckily, Pink Himalayan salt does not undergo any of these processes. They come to your table unrefined and pure. Furthermore, the Khewra Salt Mine has existed for millions of years and the salt extracted from it is of the same age. This means that Pink Himalyan salt comes from an environment that has not been exposed to toxins, impurities, and pollutants like pesticides.


HETHER YOU’RE A long-time health aficionado or someone who’s just begun their fitness journey, pink Himalayan salt is a must-have for your kitchen. Also known as Himalayan crystal salt, this pink-hued rock salt is hand-mined from the Khewra Salt Mine, the oldest and largest salt mine in Pakistan. Its pedigree aside, pink Himalayan salt is replete with qualities that put it leagues above commercial table salt. This is one condiment truly deserving of a place at your dining table, and here are five reasons why:

1. Pink Himalayan salt has less sodium and more potassium Table salt undergoes a refining process that strips away nearly all of its minerals, save for chloride and sodium. In fact, the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride, which hints towards how unhealthy table salt is. Sodium increases water retention, so loading your body with this mineral makes it harder for your kidneys to expel water. The more fluid there is in your body, the greater the strain on your kidneys, and the higher your blood pressure will rise, putting you at greater risk of hypertension. Thankfully, potassium is able to counteract the effects of sodium. But table salt is almost completely devoid of potassium, meaning that the sodium from your table salt has no counterbalance. Pink Himalayan salt doesn’t have this problem. Though it contains sodium, pink Himalayan salt has a sodium content lower than that of table salt. Moreover, it has a good amount of potassium to prevent sodium from throwing your body’s natural equilibrium of fluids out of.

2. Pink Himalayan salt has more minerals In addition to sodium and chloride, iodine is often added to table salt to combat iodine deficiency. Apart from these, however, there aren’t really any other notable minerals to be found in table salt. Pink Himalayan salt, on the other hand, is loaded with as many as 84 naturally occurring minerals and trace elements. These include common minerals like potassium, iodine, calcium, iron, and magnesium, as well as more obscure ones such as molybdenum and strontium. It’s this impressive abundance of minerals and trace elements that give pink Himalayan salt its

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5. Pink Himalayan salt tastes better

signature color and its well-earned healthy reputation.

adrenal glands and provide relief from migraines.

3. Pink Himalayan salt maintains and supports your body better

4. Pink Himalayan salt is pure

Too little salt is just as bad as taking in too much of it. Sodium may have negative connotations attached to its name, but these ill effects only come about from excessive consumption. It still plays an important role in muscle contraction, glucose absorption, cardiac function, and, of course, fluid level regulation. On the other hand, chloride supports the digestive process and maintains blood pressure and volume. Iodine, meanwhile, promotes healthy thyroid function and minimizes your risk of developing hypothyroidism, a condition resulting from a lack of thyroid hormones. As was mentioned above, pink Himalayan salt is packed with a wide variety of minerals that all contribute towards a healthier you. It has all of the six electrolytes needed to keep your body properly hydrated for your muscles and nerves to function optimally; namely calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and chloride. Having these and other nutrients in you can, among other things, support your

To get table salt, you either need to evaporate salt water or extricate solid salt from salt mines. From here, the salt undergoes chemical processing and

Salts add flavor to any dish. Though what that flavor is will differ greatly. Table salt will add a “salty-sharpness” to your meals. Himalayan pink salt, on the other hand, will imbue your dishes with so much more. Sprinkling it over your dishes will add a soft touch of flavor that enhances the already existing taste and odor without overpowering them. Basically, you get none of the sharpness linked to table salt and all of the zing. Pink Himalayan salt is, without a doubt, the superior salt and the one you need to save a spot for in your kitchen. So toss out your table salt and make room for Pink Himalayan salt. You’ll be thankful for the added boost to your meals and to your health.

By Aletheia Luna

another hamster wheel of suffering. The LOA starts to reinforce enslavement and obsession with desires rather than being a valuable tool to use mindfully. The more you try to chase and “manifest” things, the further you get from the truth that true happiness can be found right here, in the present moment, regardless of what you do or don’t have. Even when you DO get what you so desperately wanted, you start fearing that it will be taken away from you! So you start clinging to, protecting, and fighting to keep what you’ve been given. Does this sound like a recipe for peace or well being to you? What hurts the most is when your desires aren’t fulfilled, and you’re left feeling frustrated, sad, desperate, and inadequate. You’ll hear people in the spiritual community telling you that your “vibration must be too low,” or your thoughts are not positive enough … even if you have been passionately “following all the rules” for months or even years. This, of course, further deepens your bitterness, emptiness, and feelings of being a failure.


EFORE I START, I want to clarify something. It isn’t the Law of Attraction itself that creates intense suffering, it is our usage and interpretation of the LOA that harms us. (Try to put that into a single title!) Since the launch of the mega-popular books like The Secret in 2006, the Law of Attraction has skyrocketed in popularity. These days you can find LOA principles sprinkled everywhere over social media and in endless self-help articles aimed at helping you to “find happiness.” Although many of these memes, articles, and websites have good intentions, the majority of them misunderstand and misapply the Law of Attraction, leading to stress, anger, frustration, and sadness.

What Is The Law Of Attraction?

The Law of Attraction is a philosophy that is based on the simple premise that whatever you think, you attract. Therefore, if you think positive thoughts, you will “manifest” positive things. If you think negative thoughts, you will manifest negative things. To an extent, this is true. What we think usually does become the reality we live in. As the trendy cliche goes, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” And it’s true: whatever you think, you become. Whatever you focus on generally tends to appear in your life sooner or later. Naturally, this reality is very appealing to people because it suddenly feels like we have control! In fact, the LOA starts feeling like a magical fairy wand that we can wave and use to manifest every single one of our heart’s desires! But here’s where the catch comes: the moment you use the LOA to intensely

manifest your desires is the moment you open the door of suffering.

Why the law of attraction creates intense suffering

“I find that focusing on manifesting is limited and exhausting since it leaves God out. It often involves a shopping list of what the ego wants to “get from the universe.” By its very nature that’s profoundly limited”. – Tosha Silver, Outrageous Openness Simply type in “the Law of Attraction”

on places like Pinterest and Facebook, and you’ll see picture after picture, and blog piece after blog piece, instructing you on how to manifest your heart’s desires. You’ll see pictures that say things like, “Believe you deserve it and the universe will serve it,” “Be the energy you want to attract,” “Create the feeling first, then the having will come!” “It’s OK for me to have everything I want,” etc. You’ll also see blog posts entitled things like, “7 Secrets of Manifesting Money INSTANTLY,” “How to Create a Vision Board That Works,” “6 Daily Law of Attraction Hacks,” “How to Design your Ideal Life With the Law of Attraction,” “11 Ways to Manifest Weight Loss,” and so forth. Can you see the overarching theme here? The Law of Attraction has become so massively popular in the spiritual and mainstream world because it is all about get-get-get! In fact, the Law of Attraction has become the face of what famous Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa calls Spiritual Materialism. In other words, the LOA is being used as a way to spiritualize desire and attachment – both of which create endless suffering. There is nothing wrong with wanting to have more money, find your true love or achieve your goals. But when you believe all of these things will bring you the happiness you want, you’re stuck on

Structured Water From page 13

By using a laser and other techniques, I discovered that these hydride ions — or H-minus ions — are in Hunza water, and also in the juices of all fresh raw, living fruits and vegetables. Paula: I’m so glad you said that. Being a health educator for several years, I have encouraged others to eat raw, living foods. Patrick: We should all eat raw food, period, and no cooked food. When food is processed, dried, or cooked, the first thing that leaves the food are these important hydride ions. Paula: The enzymes are destroyed, too. Patrick: Well, the enzymes can’t

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Your Thoughts Aren’t Responsible For Everything That Happens

One of the cruelest misapplications of the Law of Attraction is towards other people’s suffering. Because of our mind’s tendency to think in black or white terms, we tend to become dogmatic about certain ideas very quickly – and this has happened with the LOA. Soon, we start believing that people who lose their children to suicide or develop cancer do so because “their thoughts are attracting their reality” or “their vibration is manifesting these events.” However, not only are these beliefs insanely simplistic and shortsighted, but they also express an implicit lack of empathy towards others. While our thoughts do have the tendency to create our reality, they are not the sole causes for certain situations in our lives. If our thinking was always 100% responsible for our reality, then we would always get precisely what we want, when we want it. (Let’s face it, this notion is precisely why people obsess over the LOA so much.) Also, if our thinking was entirely responsible for our reality, then whenever we think negative thoughts, our lives would always take a turn for the worst. But have you ever gone into an exam and thought “I’m going to do terribly and fail,” but later, found that you passed and did

Please see LAW OF ATTRACTION, page 19 function without the H-minus ions, and that’s why the enzymes stop functioning and die from heating. I think it’s the most important nutrient. However, it’s also the one that disappears the fastest. Most people are very deficient in it. I’ve known many people who were dying of cancer who went on a raw food, raw juice only diet and cured themselves, because they were giving their body all the right nutrients. These extra electrons are the most abundant in freshly made, raw juices. When I discovered hydride ions and figured out a way to impregnate water with them, I started drinking the water. It gave me so much energy and made me feel so good that I eventually developed a very stable form of microclustered water with H-minus ions.

Please see STRUCTURED WATER, page 19

Law of Attraction From page 18

well? Have you ever gone to a job interview and thought “I’m so nervous, I’ll screw this up,” and pictured yourself near-homeless, but received a phone call saying that you’ve been hired? The fact is that our thoughts aren’t solely responsible for our reality. Our vibration doesn’t always attract experiences that “match it.” Otherwise, compassionate people wouldn’t die horrible deaths, and cruel people wouldn’t live fantastic lives. We desperately want to make the Law of Attraction explain everything in life because it makes us feel safe and like we’re in control. That is understandable. But if we truly want to experience unconditional love and peace, we need to admit that there are some holes in this theory. We need to find the courage to be free of ideas that are inherently limiting.

The Loa (Lust, Obsession Attachment)

As I mentioned before, the Law of Attraction (LOA) is not the problem here, it’s people’s use and interpretation of it that is the problem. When used by and understood through the ego, the Law of Attraction becomes more about lust, obsession, and attachment more than anything else. We start believing that happiness can only be found in the future when we obtain or change something. But there is a serious flaw in this philosophy. Sure, on the surface it may be fun and exciting to finally “attract” what we have been manifesting, visualizing, and creating vision boards about. This is equivalent to getting a shot of heroin. But afterward, when the buzz dies off, we start looking for more and more to manifest. We start viewing our lives through the lens of “what can I get more of?” Very soon, we are constantly chasingchasing-chasing what we believe, deep down, will finally “fulfill us” or bring us happiness. We become obsessed and addicted to a vision of what our lives

Probiotics From page 6

into daily health routines to continue cultivating friendly gut bacteria. After one week of using the product I noticed increased energy, which is typically the first observation made due to better food conversion. The body is satisfied with less sustenance and no longer demands certain foods, especially sugar cravings, which I can attest to. By reducing food consumption, the

Structured Water From page 18

Those who took the water reported miracles — unbelievable things. One woman reported restoration of her nerve-damaged arm after she’d had no feeling in it for fifteen years. Diabetics have reported the return of feelings in their legs after having lost it for twenty years. The remarkable thing about all of this is that it has been such a win/win situation. It has done great things for so many people. Paula: Thank you, Patrick, for being

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“If our thinking was entirely responsible for our reality, then whenever we think negative thoughts, our lives would always take a turn for the worst.” “could be” if only we could just raise our vibration high enough and manifest all that we want. Paradoxically, the more you try to think positive thoughts about what you want to attract, the more negative thoughts and feelings arise about how inadequate your life is or who you are as a person. In the back of your mind, you start feeling more and more anxiety, frustration, and desperation. These nagging feelings are either repressed and explode at a later date or are fought off with “positive thinking.” Essentially, a war arises inside of your mind, in which you are constantly battling yourself in an attempt to get what you desire because you believe it will make you happy. Can you see how messed up this all is? What a fiasco!

stronger. Can you see how nothing is linear? Everything is connected. And everything is perfectly orchestrated. There’s no need to worry. As endless spiritual teachers and masters have pointed out through the ages, true abundance and happiness can ONLY ever be found in the present moment. Not in the past, not in the future, in the present. The mind and ego will try to convince us that we need special spiritual techniques to “get more” abundance and happiness, when in truth, all true abundance and happiness can be found within, right now. The more you chase for happiness, the more it will elude you. The more you attach, the more you suffer. The more you want, the more lacking you will feel.

True Abundance And Happiness

About Aletheia Luna

digestive system is less taxed, yet we are left with a surplus of energy. I also used Vita Biosa topically to treat an eczema outbreak on the palms of my hands. Amazingly after a couple of days, it disappeared. While other liquid probiotics do exist, they are only available as single fermentation. Take Kombucha as a popular example of a single fermented beverage. The Kombucha is ready for consumption after a single fermentation, and each time a new batch is brewed, the majority of the cultures, called scobys, are reused. Niels explained to me how

Vita Biosa is much different insofar as every batch starts with new bacteria, which multiply in larger quantities due to the various growth temperatures. Inside each of us exists a rainforest of gut flora that requires nutritious fuel called prebiotics, in order for the bacteria, probiotics, to live and work in harmony with the host. “Basically these bacteria are life”, says Niels,

As Sol and I have explored in numerous articles on this website, true abundance and happiness is not something you get, it’s something you are. Thankfully, there is no need to give a shopping list to the Universe of all your desires, because the Universe (which is you at your core), already knows what is best for your growth and well-being. Sometimes you will be thrown challenges or things that appear “bad” at first. But later, you will discover that they actually helped you to evolve and find true joy. Other times, you will experience “good” things which may turn out to harm you, which may later help you to grow

so generous with your time today. Your discoveries are truly remarkable and continue to offer hope to so many. To find out more about Dr. Patrick Flanagan’s microclustered water and how to obtain his water products, please visit You may also contact Life Resources, 100 El Camino Road, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone 888-282-9362, Fax 928-2821933. For information from the author’s interview concerning Flanagan’s work outside the field of water, please see More About Patrick Flanagan: http:// prns/moreflan.htm

Aletheia Luna is an influential spiritual writer whose work has changed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. After escaping the religious sect she was raised in, Luna experienced a profound existential crisis that led to her spiritual awakening. As a mystic and spiritual mentor, Luna’s mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and find joy, empowerment, and liberation in any circumstance. Donate to support Luna’s & Mateo’s work: support-our-work/

Magnesium From page 16

Almonds, wheat bran, wheat germ, dates, kelp, cashews, buckwheat, barley, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, garlic, walnuts, tofu, rye, soy beans, brown rice, figs, collard greens, avocado, shrimp, pecans, beans, parsley, dandelion greens, and millet.

Take Magnesium Supplements

n The RDA (the minimum amount needed) for magnesium is about 300 mg a day. Most people consume less than 200 mg of the essential mineral. n Some may need a higher dose depending on their health condition. n Most individuals benefit off of 400 to 1,000 mg a day. n The most easily absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate, although magnesium bound to Kreb cycle chelates (malate, succinate, fumarate) are also good. n Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide. They are poorly absorbed (and the cheapest and most common forms found in supplements). n Most minerals are best when taken as a team with other minerals in a multimineral formula. n Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is the best way to take in magnesium. Side effects from excessive magnesium are diarrhea, which is easily avoidable if you switch to magnesium glycinate. Those who have severe heart disease or kidney disease should consume magnesium daily under the direct supervision of their physician. If you have any of those above symptoms, consume magnesium for better health. If you enjoyed this article via NB or learned something new, please don’t forget to share it with others so they have a chance to enjoy this free information. We believe all information should be free and available to everyone. Have a good day and we hope to see you soon! “that’s why we’re here. That’s why you are there and that’s why I’m here. It’s because of them”. Watch for more articles on the subject, including an in-depth analysis of the healing relationship between Vita Biosa and our cherished Honey Bee population. For more information on probiotics, visit Tag: npm-sort2

Most of the time when we’re immersed in spiritual bypassing, we like the light but not the heat, doing whatever we can to distance ourselves from the flames.

Spiritual Bypass From page 2

alive, espousing the ideal of unconditional love while not permitting love to show up in its more challenging, personal dimensions. To do so would be too hot, too scary, and too out-ofcontrol, bringing things to the surface that we have long disowned or suppressed. But if we really want the light, we cannot afford to flee the heat. As Victor Frankl said, “What gives light must endure burning.” And being with the fire’s heat doesn’t just mean sitting with the difficult stuff in meditation, but also going into it, trekking to its core, facing and entering and getting intimate with whatever is there, however scary or traumatic or sad or raw. We have had quite an affair with Eastern spiritual pathways, but now it is time to go deeper. We must do this not only to get more intimate with the essence of these wisdom traditions beyond ritual and belief and dogma but also to make room for the healthy evolution, not just the necessary Westernization, of these traditions so that their presentation ceases encouraging spiritual bypassing (however indirectly) and, in fact, consciously and actively ceases giving it soil to flower. These changes won’t happen to any significant degree, however, unless we work in-depth and integratively with our physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and social dimensions to generate an ever-deeper sense of wholeness, vitality, and basic sanity. Any spiritual path, Eastern or Western, that does not deal in real depth with psychological issues, and deal with these in more than just spiritual contexts, is setting itself up for an abundance of spiritual bypassing. If there is not sufficient encouragement and support from spiritual teachers and teachings for their students to engage in significant depth in psychoemotional work, and if those students who really need such work don’t then do it, they’ll be left trying to work out their psychoemotional issues, traumatic and otherwise, only through the spiritual practices they have been given, as if doing so is somehow superior to—or a “higher” activity than—engaging in quality psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is often viewed as an inferior undertaking relative to spiritual practice, perhaps even something we “shouldn’t” have to do. When our spiritual bypassing is more subtle, the idea of psychotherapy may be considered more acceptable but we will still shy away from a full-blooded investigation of our core wounds. Spiritual bypassing is largely occupied, at least in its New Age forms, by the idea of wholeness and the innate unity of Being— “Oneness” being perhaps its favorite bumper sticker—but actually generates and reinforces fragmentation by separating out from and rejecting what is painful, distressed, and unhealed; all the far-from-flattering aspects of

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being human. By consistently keeping these in the dark, “down below” (when we’re locked into our headquarters, our body and feelings seem to be below us), they tend to behave badly when let out, much like animals that have spent too long in cages. Our neglect here of these aspects of ourselves, however gently framed, is akin to that of otherwise caring parents who leave their children without sufficient food, clothing, or care. The trappings of spiritual bypassing can look good, particularly when they seem to promise freedom from life’s fuss and fury, but this supposed serenity and detachment is often little more than metaphysical valium, especially for those who have made too much of a virtue out of being and looking positive. A common telltale sign of spiritual bypassing is a lack of grounding and in-thebody experience that tends to keep us either spacily afloat in how we relate to the world or too rigidly tethered to a spiritual system that provides the solidity we lack. We also may fall into premature forgiveness and emotional dissociation, and confuse anger with aggression and ill will, which leaves us disempowered, riddled with weak boundaries. The overdone niceness that often characterizes spiritual bypassing strands it from emotional depth and authenticity; and its underlying grief—mostly unspoken, untouched, unacknowledged—keeps it marooned from the very caring that would unwrap and undo it, like a baby being readied for a bath by a loving parent. Spiritual bypassing distances us not only from our pain and difficult personal issues but also from our own authentic spirituality, stranding us in a metaphysical limbo, a zone of exaggerated gentleness, niceness, and superficiality. Its frequently disconnected nature keeps it adrift, clinging to the weight of its self-conferred spiritual credentials. As such, it maroons us from embodying our full humanity. But let us not be too hard on spiritual bypassing, for every one of us who has entered into the spiritual has engaged in spiritual bypassing, at least to some degree, having for years used other means to make ourselves feel better or more secure. Why would we not also approach spirituality, particularly at first, with much the same expectation that it make us feel better or more secure? To truly outgrow spiritual bypassing— which in part means releasing spirituality (and everything else!) from the obligation to make us feel better or more secure or more whole—we must not only see it for what it is and cease engaging in it but also view it with genuine compassion, however fiery that might be or need to be. The spiritual bypasser in us needs neither censure nor shaming but rather to be consciously and caringly included in our awareness without being allowed to run the show. Becoming intimate with our own capacity for spiritual bypassing allows us to keep it in healthy perspective. I have worked with many clients who described themselves as being on a spiritual path, particularly as meditators. Most were preoccupied, at least initially, with being

nice, trying to be positive and nonjudgmental, while impaling themselves on various spiritual “shoulds,” such as “I should not show anger” or “I should be more loving” or “I should be more open after all the time I’ve put into my spiritual practice.” Fleeing their darker (or “less spiritual”) emotions, impulses, and intentions, they had, to varying degrees, trapped themselves within the very practices (and beliefs) that they had hoped might liberate them, or at least make them feel better. Even the most exquisitely designed spiritual methodologies can become traps, leading not to freedom but only to reinforcement, however subtle, of the very “I” that wants to be a somebody who has attained or realized freedom (the very same “I” that doesn’t realize there are no Oscars for awakening). The most obvious potential traps-in-waiting include the belief that we should rise above our difficulties and simply embrace Oneness, even as the tendency to divide everything into positive and negative, higher and lower, spiritual and nonspiritual, runs wild in us. Subtler traps-in-waiting, less densely populated with metaphysical lullabies and ascension metaphors and far more discerning, teach non-aversion through cultivating a capacity for dispassionate witnessing and/or various devotional rituals. Subtler still are those that emphasize meeting everything with acceptance and compassion. Each approach has its own value, if only to eventually propel us into an even deeper direction, and each is far from immune to being possessed by spiritual bypassing, especially when we are still hoping, whatever our depth of spiritual practice, to reach a state of immunity to suffering (both personally and collectively). As my spiritually inclined clients become more intimate with their pain and difficulties, coming to understand the origins of their troubles with a more open ear and heart, they either abandon their misguided spiritual practices and reenter a more fitting version of them with less submissiveness and more integrity and creativity or find new practices that better suit their needs, coming to recognize more deeply that everything—everything!—can serve their healing and awakening. In the facing and outgrowing of spiritual bypassing, we enter a deeper life—a life of fullblooded integrity, depth, love, and sanity; a life of authenticity on every level; a life in which the personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal are all honored and lived to the fullest. See Original Article and other work by Robert Augustus Masters, PhD spiritual-bypassing/

About Robert Augustus Masters, PhD

Robert Masters is an integral psychotherapist, relationship expert, and trainer of healing professionals. His work blends the psychological and emotional with the spiritual. He holds a doctorate in Psychology and is the author of many books, most recently Emotional Intimacy and To Be a Man.

Absurd From page 7

us that sex with plastic and electronics is as good as or better than the real thing. Look for birth rates to decline further as these creepy sex toys become more popular. Microchipping – Some call this the ‘mark of the beast,’ but the idea of microchipping people for their supposed convenience is being pushed out onto all the major media channels as a great way to take part in our technological future. Issues of privacy, tyranny, and the abuse of power are hardly examined. Feature stories on acquiescent corporate employees who willingly take the chip make it seem as though chipping is fashionable. These are just a few examples, but the technique in play here is a fundamental method of social engineering via media. Among the regular flow of info, certain topics or subjects are thrust into public consciousness with regularity. The issues are never quite framed as critically important, but rather positioned as matter-of-fact, sign-of-the-times. Opposing arguments or viewpoints are never fully explored. Frame it in such a way that it seems exciting and cutting edge. Normalize it by mixing it in with everyday things, and repeating it. Make it seem like the future is here now, and that there is a bandwagon you need to get in on order to be part of the gang. This method works. It’s called conditioning. An idea as reprehensible as exchanging human-on-human love for sex with elaborate robots would have been shocking and totally unacceptable a few generations ago. But, slowly raise awareness of the wonders of this new technology over time, and people become curious rather than repulsed. It becomes normalized. There really is nothing you can do about living in such a changing world, except opt-out of the insanity, stupidity and self-destructive tendencies being framed as wholesome cultural advances. To make good decisions in this regard, it’s imperative to be able to process information in a way that acknowledges the true nature of corporate/government propaganda. Social engineering is real. It’s happening all around you. Are you paying attention?

About the Author

Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind. This article (Social Engineering Via Media 101 – How to Normalize the Absurd) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Sigmund Fraud and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Astrology & Related Practices

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— Anthon St. Maarten

— Cynthia Occelli

Simple words, powerful actions, perfect disciplines. There’s our awakening. And where’s that freedom already? And what’s with those crazy heads on the cover? Often we’ve got to experience what we’re not before really knowing what we are. In fact it almost always seems the case. We’ve spent years and years researching ancient histories, forbidden or just obscured, comparing one story to the next, triangulating, opposing views to find the truth that might remain past them. Trying to figure it all out. Trying to understand who we are, where we come from, and what he heck is going on. We’ve had a great time of it. Questions are powerful and liberating. And who doesn’t love a good story? There can be quite a lot of wisdom and valuable information packed in there, secreted away, codified and covered, teasing and tempting our curiosities out from wherever they learned to lie, and it’s fun too. Facing mystery is good for us. Trying to figure ‘em out too. We are mysteries ourselves, utterly surrounded by the stuff, and isn’t that grand?

For me all these alternate possibilities are like hats. You put one on one day and it kinda changes everything, how you feel, how you see yourself; heck, the world itself seems to transform itself along with the change. But to ‘figure out’ who I am I look within. Whereas the rest is concerned: anything is possible. When confronted by another’s story, or version of reality or what have you, I ask myself a simple question: does it empower or disempower me? I’m not talking about my worldviews or beliefs, as I don’t really have any more, I’m talking about me, my feelings, my joy, my Self. That isn’t to say I turn a blind eye away from what I don’t like about myself or ‘my world’, or from what doesn’t suit me, or complement my self importance. What I am saying is that I check in on myself, my intuition, my heart basically, which is what I am, for the truth of anything and everything, because I’m cocreating it all with the Grand creator and all the rest of All there is, so it behooves me to take great care in what I give birth to through my attention, imagination, my energy. It’s a big responsibility that I’m simply no longer willing to abandon, to fear, stupidity, anything. Don’t like the world when I do, so I don’t. Simple really.

Whereas Freedom is concerned, as I see it your freedom (and mine of course) is waiting for us to become it, to manifest it, to embody it, to realize we always had it because it’s what we are, unless we decide otherwise. Free will is crazy that way. And they tell us magic ain’t real. And we believed them! Here’s the awakening: Trust in your own experience. By all means discover the truth of it all for yourselves, that’s how it works best after all. We’ve all worked so hard for them, our experiences I mean: they are precious gems of awareness, the good the bad and the ugly too.

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

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“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” — Eric Micha’el Leventhal Myself, I’m simply choosing beauty: it is Art and it is everywhere and everything, even when and where it’s not. I’ve slogged through countless realities, and having seen through to the truth of them, am thoroughly inspired and directed towards regaining my

Antibiotics From page 14

Manuka Honey

Raw Manuka honey is one of the tastiest ways to stay healthy. This honey comes from bees in New Zealand who pollinate the Manuka bush, and it has been used for thousands of years by various cultures to promote wellness. This high-antioxidant golden honey is a popular ingredient in high-end skin care products, as it is broadly anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial[55]. Inside the body, manuka honey can cure antibiotic-resistant C. difficile infection[56],[57], Strep throat[58],[59], urinary tract infections[60], and MRSA[61]. A bonus of eating honey is that it can include propolis, a mixture of bee saliva and wax known as “bee glue,” which contains over 300 therapeutic compounds that fight cancer[62],[63] as well as harmful bacteria[64],[65]. Here is where I recommend purchasing high quality supplements: http://

Make a Truce

It requires a mindset shift to stop fighting. Stop

totality and creating my Freedom, moment by moment, breath by breath. Imagine the Exploration of Imagination Manifest! Now that’s an adventure worthy of our greatness. So awaken already! Awaken to your own fantastic self. Start being the conscious author of your own magnificent story. Free yourself from what you are not and your ass will follow. Enough with the suffering. Enough with the hype. Enough with accepting an inferior artists’ rendering of who you actually are. No one can do a better job than you. Wake up and decide for yourself, choose for yourself, think for yourself. Be daring. Be loving. Be kind. Be your own savior. Thrill at your creative victory. Make your life the masterpiece you deserve and are eminently qualified to produce. Imagine yourself free. Imagine freedom: taste it, feel it, become it in every moment, and then share, share, share! You are an absolutely unique expression of all that there is. There’s nothing to be afraid of anymore. So let’s play the other game together. Party’s started and all the best people are there and it wouldn’t be the same without you. Lotsa Love, Fredalupe!

fighting each other, stop fighting nature, and stop fighting our own bodies. We need to break out of our patterned programs of control and domination and understand that this only strengthens our perceived enemies. We need to reconnect to the sacred complexity of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding as the origin of our health resiliency rather than a time to throw pharmaceuticals into the black box of undisclosed risks. The microbiome itself has taught us – through the poetry of biology – that we are inextricably connected to and dependent upon the web of the natural world. And that it is not possible to simply pull one thread of that web while leaving the rest of it intact. Remember that symptoms give us an opportunity, and perhaps the next time you have an antibiotic prescription dancing in your sights, you might see what it feels like to bring your body love and support rather than the detonation of grenades. Visit the research dashboard to do your own exploration of risks, benefits, and alternatives to conventional pharmaceuticals. This article was originally published on and republished with permission. For supportive online links, all the noted references, or to view the original article:

By Gary Z McGee


OWER EXHAUSTS ITSELF in howls if it is not balanced with a healthy life, open-mindedness, a good sense of humor, and the ability to love despite pain and tragedy. But when it is balanced with these forces, cosmic power becomes manifest and the howl becomes a hero’s call, a call to adventure.


“Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, and forgive quickly.” ~ Paulo Coelho The call to adventure is quiet at first. It creeps up on you. It comes as a whisper from a poem, a novel, or a movie that moved you in a profound way. It comes as a slant of light

through a cracked window. It comes as a waft of petrichor (pleasant smell after rain. Ed.) in a thirsty desert. It comes as a wolf howling on an otherwise silent night. It comes as a longing for a would-be lover’s as-of-yet unfamiliar, and yet somehow achingly familiar, touch. It comes as a glance in a mirror where you can, paraphrasing Jonathan Safran Foer, “feel your bones straining under the weight of all the lives you’re not living.”

The Power of the Four L’s

Live, Learn, Laugh, Love Most of us hear the call in some subtle way. Few of us listen. Even fewer act upon it. Life is all too often a blazingly bright beacon blanketed and smothered by too much comfort, security, and safety. It’s there, just under the surface, burning its achingly beautiful truth, waiting for us to lift the veil. Quietly challenging our spirit. Beckoning us to take a leap of courage.


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Learning only requires a little openmindedness in the face of ignorance. But first we must admit our ignorance. We must relish in the absolute fact that we simply do not know, and then get busy trying to know despite. So what if we can never truly know? Knowledge is more of a path with many breaks than a straight line from point-a to point-b. It’s the infinite points between that count. It’s the journey that’s the thing. Knowing everything would be boring anyway. Not knowing, and then trying to know, is where all the excitement is at. Dare yourself not to know, to unlearn if need be, and then double-dog dare yourself to relearn. You will fall short of knowing, but you will gain everything by relearning. Do this again and again and you will have learned how to learn as if you were to live forever.


“Life is a matter of oscillation. Life is vibration. The question is: how are you going to interpret that. Is it tremble, tremble, tremble; or is it laugh, laugh, laugh?” ~ Alan Watts Try your damnedest not to be selfserious. Be sincere but laugh at the absurdity of it all, at the ludicrous rollercoaster ride of life. Learn to stare into abysses and snicker at monsters. Learn to skip into voids and tickle demons. Self-empowerment is inauthentic if it cannot laugh at itself, if it cannot learn how not to take itself so seriously. Nothing is more powerful than laughter in the face of that which seeks to destroy you. Shine even as your soul is breaking under the heavy weight of struggle. Allow your indomitable sense of humor to blaze through the cracks of your having fallen apart and come back together again. As Charlie Chaplin said, “Smile, though your heart is aching.”


“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.” ~Rumi Falling in love is both very easy and very difficult. It’s easy when we are coming from a place of non-attachment and interdependence. It is difficult when we are coming from a place of attachment and independence (or codependence). It’s the difference between being Love and pigeonholing love into the box of our

expectation. Learn to take it easy on yourself. Love simply. Or simply love. Be Love in the face of expectation. Be Love despite the love that thinks it needs validation. Be Love even when others cannot. That is the heart of forgiveness. Love others, let others love, and then let love go. Do this again and again, in a kind of loving life-death-rebirth process, and the ability of proactive forgiveness will not elude you. Live with courage. Learn by unlearning. Laugh at seriousness. Love without expectation. This is the power of the four L’s Read more at: https:// power-four-ls-live-learn-laugh-love | Road to Life art/Road-of-Life-530276240 Live;learn;laugh;love https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg. com/236x/3e/c6/f3/3ec6f3e0b0f5d098f19e5d d5493c1026--stensil-wood-boards.jpg Bob Marley quote bob-marley-quotes-love-the-life-you-live/ bob-marley-quotes-love-the-life-you-live-04. jpg Wrinkles mean jpg Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide-awake view of the modern world. Read more at

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