We Need a Revolution
It Starts with
Loving the Earth www.wakingtimes.com
By Thich Nhat Hanh
HE EARTH is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment–giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick. Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and trace elements. When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis. With every breath, we can experience communion. With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life. We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things. We need to realize that the Earth is not just our environment. The Earth is not something outside of us. Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realize that you are the Earth. You realize that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth. Look around you–what you see is not your environment, it is you.
Great Mother Earth Whatever nationality or culture we belong to, whatever religion we follow, whether we’re Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or atheists (or simply free loving beings. Ed), we can all see that the Earth is not inert matter. She is a great being, who has herself given birth to many other great beings–including Buddhas and bodhisattvas, prophets and saints, sons and daughters of God and humankind. The Earth is a loving mother, nurturing and protecting all peoples and all species without discrimination. When you realize the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself. This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need, and the future of the planet depends on whether we’re able to cultivate this insight or not. The Earth and all species on Earth are in real danger. Yet if we can develop a deep relationship with the Earth, we’ll have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change our way of life.
Falling in Love We can all experience a feeling of deep admiration and love when we see the great harmony, elegance and beauty of the Earth. A simple branch of a cherry blossom, the shell of a snail or the wing of a bat–all bear witness to the Earth’s masterful creativity. Every advance in our scientific understanding deepens our admiration and love for this wondrous planet. When we can truly see and understand the Earth, love is born in our hearts. We feel connected. That is the meaning of love: To be at one.
Only when we’ve truly fallen back in love with the Earth will our actions spring from reverence, and the insight of our interconnectedness. Yet many of us have become alienated from the Earth. We are lost, isolated and lonely. We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption. But the Earth is always there for us, offering us everything we need for our nourishment and healing: The miraculous grain of corn, the refreshing stream, the fragrant forest, the majestic snow-capped mountain peak, and the joyful birdsong at dawn.
True Happiness is Made of Love Many of us think we need more money, more power or more status before we can be happy. We’re so busy spending our lives chasing after money, power and status that we ignore all the conditions for happiness already available. At the same time, we lose ourselves in buying and consuming things we don’t need, putting a heavy strain on both our bodies and the planet. Yet much of what we drink, eat, watch, read or listen to is toxic and is polluting our bodies and minds with violence, anger, fear and despair. As well as the carbon dioxide pollution of our physical environment, we can speak of the spiritual pollution of our human environment: The toxic and destructive atmosphere we’re creating with our way of consuming. We need to consume in such a way that truly sustains our peace and happiness. Only when we’re sustainable as humans will our civilization become sustainable. It is possible to be happy in the here and the now. We don’t need to consume a lot to be happy; in fact, we can live very simply. With mindfulness, any moment can become a happy moment. Savoring one simple breath, taking a moment to stop and contemplate the bright blue sky, or to fully enjoy the presence of a loved one, can be more than enough to make us happy. Each one of us needs to come back to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth. It’s not money, power or consuming that can make us happy, but having love and understanding in our heart.
The Bread in Your Hand is the Body of the Cosmos We need to consume in such a way that keeps our compassion alive. And yet many of us consume in a way that is very violent. Forests are cut down to raise cattle for beef, or to grow grain for liquor, while millions in the world are dying of starvation. Reducing the amount of meat we eat and alcohol we consume by 50% is a true act of love for
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Why It’s Real and How to Do It
Our Elastic Brain The growth of new neurons in an adult, mammalian brain was first seen in 1992, when scientists isolated neural stem cells from mice in a Petri dish. This regeneration was then replicated thousands of times in a variety of published studies over the next twenty-five years. It is now accepted in the medical scientific community that the adult brain is capable of growing new neurons and glial cells, something previously disbelieved by the medical establishment. The brain is now considered to be resilient, pliable - plastic. The term neuroplasticity refers to the ability of the brain to “rewire” itself through practice of a desired skill. It is the combination of new cells and new learning that creates this magic. When fresh nerve cells are well stimulated (i.e., trained through specific learning exercises) they make new connections. In other words, they become healthy brain cells that contribute to learning and the development of new skills. Just like the muscles of the body, when the brain is well nourished and stimulated through proper exercise, it heals and grows. And with proper care and feeding, this amazing brain regeneration can occur throughout life. To help make this a “no-brainer”, GreenMedInfo has compiled a simple list of ways you can safeguard brain health, stimulate new brain cell growth, and even heal the brain.
1. Get Lots of Physical Exercise
When you hear the phrase “train your brain”, you probably don’t think of lifting weights. Turns out, physical exercise is one of the best things you
Our modern world runs on stress, so the need to unwind is easy to understand. What you might not be aware of, is just how damaging continual immersion in the fight or flight hormones of stress can be to your brain. Stress is one of the top factors in agerelated cognitive decline. This makes engaging in regularly scheduled leisure activities not just a fun thing to do, but an important step towards ensuring optimal brain health. You don’t need to look far to find ways to de-stress. Let your interests guide you. The key to picking brain-healthy pastimes is to avoid passive activities like watching TV, and instead choose stimulating hobbies that engage the brain through patterns, puzzles, and problem-solving. A 2011 study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry found that activities such as playing games, reading books, and crafts like quilting and knitting reduced rates of cognitive impairment by up to 50 percent. Engaging with art also ranks high on the list of brain-healthy hobbies. Studies prove that once again, it’s not enough to be a passive observer. To get the brain-boost, we must engage. In a German study reported in the journal PLOS One, researchers studied two groups: a group who observed art, and a group that produced art. The study concluded that compared to those who observed art, the art producers demonstrated increased interactivity between the frontal and parietal cortices of the brain. This increased brain connectivity translates to enhanced psychological resilience in the group of art producers. In other words, their ability to resist the negative effects of stress improved. Looking for a more low-key way to unwind? How about playing beautiful music or sitting in quiet contemplation? Meditation has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and even build resistance to feelings of anxiety and depression. And while listening to music may seem like a passive activity, research suggests that the act of listening to musical patterns facilitates brain neurogenesis. Both meditation and listening to music affect the secretion of key hormones that enhance brain plasticity, thus changing the very way we respond to stress. Talk about good medicine!
3. Take Strategic Supplements Turmeric
You probably know at least one person who raves about the health benefits of turmeric. This deep, orange root has been used as a panacea for everything from soothing joint pain and calming inflammation, to lowering the risk of heart disease. And our awareness of the benefits of this ancient medicinal herb continues to grow.
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The field of cognitive neuroscience is relatively new - only around one hundred years old - so it’s no surprise that we are constantly arriving at a newer and better understanding of how the neural circuitry of the human brain supports overall brain functioning. For most of those one hundred years, it was believed that once damaged, the brain could not regenerate. Brain cells were finite, and any loss or injury would be suffered as a deficiency for the rest of that person’s life. This created a false belief that the brain is essentially in a perpetual state of decline. Although compelling evidence to the contrary was presented as early as 1960, medical dogma was (and is) slow to change. It wasn’t until the 1980’s when Fernando Nottebohm’s research at Rockefeller University clearly indicated that neurogenesis - production of new nerve cells, aka neurons was taking place in the adult vertebrate brain. The next big step in this scientific evolution would take more than thirty years. However, the pace of our understanding of how the brain is wired was about to take a quantum leap.
2. Use Stress Reduction Techniques
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Rewriting the Story of Brain Health
AVE YOU EVER wished you could regenerate those brain cells you sacrificed in college? Do you fear that your aging brain is in a perpetual state of decline? Medical science is being rewritten to show that we CAN improve the health of our brain, and that repairing damage is not only possible, it’s something anyone can do. It is a commonly held misconception that the brain is beyond repair. Even the medical establishment has asserted that once we kill brain cells, they are gone forever. The fact is, the brain can repair itself, and as science is now proving, there is real benefit to simple practices that can help keep our brains sharp and elastic throughout our lifetime.
can do for your body, and your brain. The brain benefits of exercise are two-fold. First, the brain is a voracious consumer of glucose and oxygen, with no ability to store excess for later use. A continual supply of these nutrients is needed to maintain optimal functioning. Physical exercise increases the blood flow to the brain, delivering a boost of fresh oxygen and glucose to hungry brain cells. A 2014 study showed that just 30 minutes of moderate cardio was enough to boost cognitive functioning in adult brains of all ages. But the benefits don’t stop there. Exercise is believed to stimulate hippocampal neurogenesis: new cell growth in the region of the brain associated with long-term memory and emotions. Healthy cell growth in this region is important to the aging brain, and believed to help prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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Ways to Protect
Against EMF Emmissions
By Amanda Froelich,
ECHNOLOGY IS ALL AROUND; in fact, it’s almost inescapable for anyone living in the modern world. Cell phones, microwaves, cars, jets, computers, stereos, and other electronic devices are just some of the many electronic gadgets which all emit some degree of Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF). The health degeneration caused by constant bombardment of these frequencies has been shown to be quite damaging; therefore it is a necessity to gain awareness of what EMF’s are and how to protect oneself. Electromagnetic waves are made from the movement of electrically charged particles. These electromagnetic waves are known as ‘electromagnetic radiation’ because they radiate from those electrically charged particles. In a typical environment, they can go through air, empty space, and most other substances. The book “Earthing” by Clinton Ober clues more in on why the human vessel can be in jeopardy living amidst all these waves, but in essence, abnormal disconnection from the Earth’s surface makes one more susceptible, and in the long term it seems EMF rays can cause health havoc. Scientific studies have listed the following as possible effect from EMF’s: mood disorders, cancer clusters in places with high voltage power lines, allergies, stress, and fatigue. From a variety of sources, evidence points to the supported conclusion that this radiation is very harmful. Recent findings also show that electromagnetic frequencies emitted from cell phones can cause or speed tumors in the head. While it has not been thoroughly studied, more signs show that that EMF’s may be linked with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The Cleveland clinic even announced that cell phone radiation is linked with lower sperm. The health implications are many, but there are a variety of ways you can protect yourself and family from EMF waves.
1. Ground on Earth Until the last couple hundred of years, humans primarily walked barefoot and were outdoors most of the day. Science shows that an actual energetic grounding occurs when one has contact on natural surfaces, even to a point where harmful EMF can travel over the body. It’s shown that through earth connection, one becomes more alkaline, less stressed, and has improved immune system, among other benefits. If you work in an office space in the concrete jungle of the city, make an effort to have natural plants indoors, spend a portion of your free time at home outside or on the grass during breaks, and make an effort to walk barefoot when possible.
2. Wear an EMF blocking pendant New technologies – some sketchy, some very reliable – have emerged as alternative means to protect from damaging EMF’s. Quantum Balance necklaces are one example, alternative and attractive pendants which are Page 4
shown to shield one from the majority of frequencies. Research one that suits your personal needs.
3. Protect your Home You can find a bio-electric shield for your home or apartment, somewhat of a necessity especially if you are in range of neighbor’s Wi-Fi or own many electrical appliances. Brands vary, but search for a reliable, well-tested, and scientifically backed energy neutralizer.
4. Unplug appliances Besides wasting energy, electronics when plugged in emit higher EMF’s. Coffee pot, curling iron, microwave, printer, computer, etc…if it’s not in use, save energy and curb the damage you may be doing to yourself.
5. Safeguard your Bedroom Keep your bedroom clear from as many electrical conveniences as possible. Never leave your laptop around your sleeping area; within 3 feet of your head, EMF emitting technologies can interfere with your sleep and inhibit your regenerative patterns through the night.
6. Laptop Risks Cozying up on the couch with your laptop may seem convenient, but it is not recommended. Laptops emit the strongest frequency when plugged in and charging (when the battery is closest to your hands), so work away from its charger and avoid using the computer on your lap. Whenever possible, strive to avoid working directly on a laptop computer by plugging in a secondary keyboard and mouse to help lessen your exposure (this is especially helpful if you are working on your laptop for extended periods of time).
7. Avoid installing Wi-Fi in your home In October of 2007, the German government advised its public to avoid using Wi-Fi because of the possible health risk they pose. Strong waves from Wi-Fi, which emit electromagnetic radiation even when they aren’t in use, can be curbed by avoiding the installation of cord-free Internet. Use the free Internet at the cafe down the street instead and save some money while you’re at it.
8. Ban Blue-tooth Headsets When using a cell phone, use the speaker or headphones. Do not use a Blue-tooth wireless headset: combined with the phone, it can exceed even the current inadequate safety limits.
9. Lighting The lights you install at home can also make a difference. Avoid installing low-voltage (12 volt) halogen, fluorescent tube and energyefficient compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). Virtually all of these energy efficient technologies can throw a nasty EMF from their ballast or transformer. They also create ‘dirty
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Cover-Image by Todd Desantis Page Layout-Mike de Give electricity’ (high frequency radiation that emanates from your home’s wiring). The good news is that cleaner LCD lighting technology is just around the corner, so wait for it to develop and lower in price before doing major lighting upgrades.
10. Don’t Wear Your Phone like a Beeper A better place for your phone is in your backpack, purse, or briefcase; electromagnetic radiation diminishes rapidly beyond 3 feet, making it a safer option. A cell phone is relatively neutral to carry on your person if in ‘flight’ mode or ‘off line; however, if that is not an option, favor keeping the keypad positioned towards your body and the battery facing outward. Another tip is to exchange the side of your head you normally talk on with the phone. You may not be able to escape from technological tools which, let’s face it, have transformed modern day living substantially, but you can alter the degree of electromagnetic radiation which targets your body. Utilizing the above tips, you can safeguard your health and future in a subtle, but surely important, way. Sources: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/19/the-hardcore-science-of-how-cell-phones-and-other-emf-damages-you.aspx http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/19/the-hard-core-scienceof-how-cell-phones-and-other-emf-damages-you.aspx http://www.esdjournal.com/articles/cober/ground.htm Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/10-ways-to-protect-againstemf-emissions/
To Think the Unthinkable
ELVING DEEPLY INTO the challenge
this paradoxical puzzle presents the thinking mind, the answering of which necessarily leading one’s own attention to a suspension of the very thing with which one attempts to do the answering, akin to trying to catch one’s own reflection without the use of a mirrored surface, one illuminates much of the nature of consciousness, its workings, limitations, its perforce power, potential and otherwise. And if that first sentence above doesn’t give you an idea of how headtwistingly labyrinthine such a plunge into the void can be, perhaps it can still offer a glimpse into the necessity of going beyond language to arrive at something greater than mere description. As Lao-Tzu put it “Stop thinking, and end your problems.” A delightful and truthfully useful technique coupled with the essential self-observation that brings us here are both certainly worth the mention, the underlining, and most definitely the practice and experience, liberating as they most certainly are. Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of selfchange. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of selfchange, a means of awakening. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff I have to add another quote by the same author to illustrate the very real position I’m presently leaping from to do this subject justice, to possibly inspire both you, gentle reader and myself, and to move beyond that same void into the realm of articulating any practical possibility inherent in such a sluice, to whatever golden treasures remains thereafter. For our purposes, the challenge of thinking the unthinkable remains. Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff This is a fine place to truly begin. This realization that we are exactly where we need to be, surrounded by exactly what we require to evolve. Knowing we simply don’t know as yet what is to come; that now, in fact, we are very much in the unknown, mystery everywhere, permeating everything, with nothing taken for granted, all of which grants an essential absence of self concern that allows for a particular freedom to occur within us. This priceless perception, this fundamental feeling, one that harmonizes with the genuine freedom that abounds in the natural world, that is Nature, limitless and life giving, that is our clearest reflection, our greatest source of knowledge, of nourishment, our doorway into the infinite. “Only if one loves this earth with unbending passion can one relieve one’s sadness,” don Juan said. “Warriors are always joyful because their love is unalterable and their beloved, the earth, embraces them and bestows upon them inconceivable gifts. The sadness belongs only to those who hate the very thing that gives shelter to their beings.” Don Juan again caressed the ground with tenderness. “This lovely being, which is alive to its last recesses and understands every feeling, soothed me, it cured me of my pains, and finally when I had fully understood my love for it, it taught me freedom.” Page 5
~ Carlos Castaneda And yet here we also are, in this weird world of separateness, of selfishness, of hardship, danger and difficulty. In it surely, but of it…well, that’s up to us, ideally. Yet it would be the height of foolishness to deny the presence of the predators in our midst, the deceivers, those that wish us harm, that fester in our ignorance, gnawing at the root of our being, mocking us in our endless folly. Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping-stone to a splendid opportunity. ~ H. P. Blavatsky I can neither deny that this is so, nor that I have decried it. Too long spent crying about that which is in actuality a gift and there to potentially delight in. Too long lost in self-pity, sadness and blame. All part of the Journey. All part of the Show. Sentence fragments aside, let it be said and known that the only thing more difficult than evolving is not evolving. My life’s experience and that of those around me are testament to this undeniable truth. That humanity still exists, still loves, still
to heal, to cure, with joy and health, beauty and genius. “We must start to think the unthinkable. Now is the time to start. Thinking the unthinkable is the kind of challenge that can be fun, can be rewarding and it can be an opportunity, first of all, for you to have a clear understanding of how you don’t want to think the unthinkable. You have your pet words, ideas, explanations, answers to life. All these are marvelously thinkable to you. You can just use them freely, easily, no effort, or work on your part at all. All you have to do is just let go and do the easy thing that comes to you. Repeat the same clichés, same defenses, same complaints against life. All you have to do is be who you have always been. That’s the choice of the mindless masses. To think the unthinkable is to go against the easy, comfortable, seemingly comfortable way, because when you refuse to think in a new higher way, and remain in the depths of your habitual ways, when you remain there, there is always suffering.” ~Vernon Howard Here we have it, the answer, the challenge, a way to work with a seemingly impossible suggestion, something we might
cares for its young, still attempts to build a better tomorrow, regardless of the hell from whence we come or the nightmare to which so many continue to march towards, still we are here, defiant, triumphant. Our happy destiny is unavoidable. Our task is clear, it is one to which we are more than equal. The situation, though dire and fraught with horror and sickness, is not beyond our means
grasp and ponder, a plan, a guide of sorts, open-ended as it must needs be. Our habits, our ridiculous fear-based egos, lunatic with unwarranted self importance, narcissistic and psychopathic, all of it presently calcified into what is called a civilization, more necropolis than a living thing, a culture gone bad, overgrown with cancers of the spirit, of the body, of the mind, debased and degenerate,
all of it a twisted version of what could be, what once was heaven itself. Mankind is hardly kind. Humanity has chosen, is choosing still to ‘honour’ a fraudulent contract in which all are tricked into believing is reality. Break your agreement! Defy the lie. Dare to go your own way. Encourage where there is fear. Love where there is hate. Rise up and shrug off those bottom feeders, that insist that you too must join them in their dark carnival of survival. Make Art of your every action. The answer, the cure, we have it, we are it. Our joy is to embody the very bloom of life, our imaginations flowering into forever. And as the seeds of the new are found in the shell of the old, so too are we to eventually cast off these chains, this imposed, antiquated and frankly alien paradigm presently consuming and distorting our Natural Being, stealing away our true heritage, our power, our magic. But remember to be grateful for the opportunity, for the sacrifice of those without whom we might not have had that very opportunity to become free, of and from, possibly beyond duality itself. Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit. ~ Lao Tzu Good instructions. Simple and to the point. Ancient and fun. Powerful and true. Often quoted, rarely practiced. Many have come before to articulate their path as an example. Most have been obscured and at times entirely disfigured behind habitual and complicit ignorance, selfishness and artificiality. Anything and everything to get in the way of our Journey, interrupting and high-jacking our connection to Source, our consciousness, to keep us prisoners of our own fear, feeding on our awareness, trapped by it’s lack. You just got to love it, and use it to know yourself as what you are not, to choose of your own free will what next you will be and bloom. Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. ~ Lao Tzu A necessary gravity, the opponents of and to our evolution work tirelessly to interrupt our natural progression, using and subverting those very thoughts, words and deeds into a puppeteering of their own mad dreams of anti-life. They will continue to do so until such time as we are done with this most excoriating experience. And so I invite you to begin your own apocalypse, your own uncovering, your own individual expression inspired by that very action, the freeing of oneself from what one is not. Remember that new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings, and that the ‘All of Everything’, Source, Nature, never gives a task to which one is unequal. The real challenge is to imagine and hence become our greatest selves, our finest being, and our truest love; to act in that grandeur as its perfect representatives, Agents of Change, Heroes of kindness, Champions of Life, unafraid to be true, daring to not merely come out of the box, out of the closet, or out of the coop, but choosing to think the unthinkable, daring to be free, to even become Freedom incarnate in action.
Most of us do not realize that we are conscious creators and that our thinking shapes and creates the world we live in. By Elva Thompson
“Nothing is foreign - parts relate to the whole: One all extending, all preserving soul –connects each being, greatest with the least – made beast in aid of man, and man of beast; all served, all serving – nothing stands alone. Has God, thou fool, worked solely for thy good, thy joy, thy pastime, thy attire, thy food?” ~ Pope’s Essay on Man.
The One Life
T SEEMS THAT in today’s world humanity is lurching from one disaster to another. Everywhere we look we see division, hate, environmental degradation, the extinction of species, and a wholesale disregard for life: animal, vegetable and mineral. Madness is exploding exponentially across our tired world and the great machine we call life drags us along in a frantic race for survival – a repetitive, humdrum reality that leaves most of us in a constant state of mental and nervous exhaustion. Our actions isolate us from the earth. We wear shoes, travel in cars and planes, live in boxes made of brick and glass, and modulate reality with delusion, drugs and stimulants. Our personal energy becomes eclipsed by our mechanical lifestyle with its conflicts and exclusivity. Life in this fast ‘whirled’ is only valued for what it can produce in terms of profit or gratification of the senses. Little thought is given to the mystery of life or the divine potentialities latent within consciousness. It is only man’s arrogance that leads him to imagine that Source Creator made all things for his sole use. In essence, we have lost our way, lost contact with the awesome power of Source – the unifying divine force that invigorates and informs all creation from the tiniest atom to the highest mountain. Spiritual expansion, acceleration of consciousness and communication with the higher realms is our birthright. But, we as a species have been led away from our connection with nature and earth based consciousness. We have been engineered into a digital reality – a world of smart cities, smart appliances, and artificial intelligence that is the opposite polarity to spiritual connection with the One Life. And, it may be that as we as a species become estranged from our ‘outside world’ aspects, the kingdoms of Nature will die and we will be left in a fake digital matrix…no longer human in the heart sense of the word. A sobering thought indeed.
Conscious creators Most of us do not realize that we are conscious creators and that our thinking shapes and creates the world we live in. All of us are capable of leading exceptional and fulfilling lives on this plane if we only give ourselves the chance. If we can free our awareness from the dross of duality and the endless conflict of the conscious mind, nothing can supersede our creativity and potential to develop our latent faculties of perception and imaginative thinking. Thoughts are things and once we can fully grasp the understanding of the ‘boomerang effect’ and no longer allow our amazing creative potential to be molded into ugliness by ‘in-box’ and blinkered hive mind thinking, we can with appreciation and gratitude, love and compassion for all life, transform our human experience into joy. Page 6
The Human Body as a Living Whole – The One Life
in the sea are like the floating organs in the blood such as kidneys, and it is well known that blood and sea water are chemically practically identical. Thus man, the microcosm, reflects the macrocosm and the bodily organs appear spread out through the animal kingdom.”
as it were, in the forces of weight — all these work together in man as a harmonious whole. So that man is in truth the synthesis of eagle, lion, and ox or cow.”
Amazing Concept The idea of man being the symphony of the created world is an amazing and wonderful concept. It allows us to understand the profound meaning of That Art Thou; the Sanskrit phrase: Tat Tvam Asi and the Lakota understanding of Mitakuye Oyasin – all my relations, animal, vegetable and mineral. This total connection with all life reveals another truth: when we attack the ‘outside world’, the kingdoms of nature, we are in fact attacking the very fabric of our own spiritual nature. When we realize that all life is One, whether it be manifested in a human being or in an animal, fish or bird, we will come to see that any suffering we cause to the creatures must inevitably rebound to our own hurt. Thus the battlefield with its gore and limbless screaming life is just a mirror of man’s treatment of animals and the natural world: As a man soweth so he shall reap.
Living in the Present Ancient wisdom tells us that our destiny as human beings is to expand our awareness and unite with the One Life, and Transpersonal Consciousness of the non-local mind. We must learn to live in the present, not because there is no future, but that the creation of our future lies in the Now.
Sir George Trevelyan, the founder of the Wrekin Trust, an educational charity concerned with ‘The Spiritual Nature of Man and the Universe’ was one of my mentors. He taught that the animal kingdoms in all their The Wisdom of diversity are in fact specialized facets and attributes of man that were present in form Rudolph Steiner The Non-local Mind before our bodies appeared in this reality. The understanding of man as symphony The non-local mind is a state of The microcosm and the macrocosm. He saw of the created word was first put forth by Oneness, a connection to the All where the our salt tears as great separate ego I oceans; our bones no longer exists. and flesh as rocks and grasslands; the warmth Krishnamurti of our bodies reflecting called it the the greater sun, and ‘quiet mind’ the air in our lungs where the voice as the mighty winds that dictates our that blow from each thoughts and direction. actions falls It is worth noting silent. This state that in the Bible, of nothingness there are two creation and everything stories. Gen 1 v 20-25 is called Nirvana describes the creation of the animals, fish and in Buddhist birds. Man the totality Tradition or of the All is the last to transcendental appear: Gen 1 v 26. bliss. Don The following Juan, the Yaqui Behold the plant: It is the butterfly, fettered by the earth. excerpt dealing with sorcerer calls it Behold the butterfly: It is the plant, freed by the cosmos. man and his animal the seat of the aspects can be found shaman – the in George Trevelyan’s Rudolph Steiner in his books: Man as neutral space between the positive and book Operation Redemption: Symphony of the Creative Word and Occult negative charge of polarity. A space where “The ruminants may be seen as the Science. Below is an excerpt from one of his only will exists and conscious creativity is digestive system externalized. Across the lectures: face of the earth is extended this mechanism born. “When today we contemplate these of digestion, the cow consuming grass and To re-find the wisdom of Ages in a things and realize that man is actually manuring the living earth. The lion seems chaotic world requires a considerable and born out of the whole of nature, that he to be the chest in specialized development, sustained effort. Above all, this investigation bears the whole of nature within himself the rhythmic system of heart and lungs. requires observation of self and the as I have shown, that he bears the birdHow slight are its digestive organs, how kingdom, the lion-kingdom, the essential willingness to face the dark side of our powerful its maned shoulders and thorax, being of the cow within him, then we get being. It is hard for us in this contemporary how royal its glance and roar. The eagle the separate component parts of what is life of constant pressure to achieve… to representing the bird kingdom is seen as a expressed in the abstract sentence: Man metamorphosis of head and larynx. It has find serenity, turn our mental vision inwards is a “Little World”. He is indeed a Little no great intestines, its body is a system of and examine self without prejudice. But, World, and the Great World is within warm air sacks to keep it floating, the glory if we wish to regain our multi dimensional him; and all the creatures which live of its plumage flashing in the sun compares awareness and transcend this world, we have above in the air, and the animals on the with the flashing of thoughts in men.” to cultivate and nurture the garden of our face of the earth whose special element “The key to the new zoology is to find minds with silence, humility, gratitude and is the air which circulates around them, the human organ which has its counterpart compassion. and the animals which have their special in an animal species: snakes are the guts, Everything is connected ... element below the surface of the earth, fishes are the feet, and crustacea floating
By Alex Pietrowski www.wakingtimes.com
n recent years, the study of causes and treatments of depression has uncovered a link to the health of the microbiome within the body’s digestive system. The hypothesis is that the presence or absence of healthy digestive bacteria affects the way the brain functions, and new research by a Florida State University neuroscientist sheds more insight into this. The findings by research and psychology professor Linda Rinaman point to a very important connection between the gut and the brain, identifying pathways that help to understand why so-called ‘gut feelings’ have a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decision-making. “We expect these lines of research will help us better understand how gastrointestinal functions contribute to both normal and disordered mental function.” ~Linda Rinaman Her research looked at pathways between the gut and the brain in mammals, noting how feelings generated within the gut move into the brain, indicating that some ‘gut-feelings’ are a red flag and thereby may be a fair indicator of healthy mood and mental states. In the human body, the vagus nerve acts as the pathway between the brain and gut. The nerve is the body’s largest and most extensive nerve, translating and carrying messages between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. If the gut is operating optimally, the brain is cued to respond more positively. Food and proper supplementation are important factors. “Scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests a poor diet can cause those protective, cautionary signals to get out of whack, leading to altered mood and behavior. For example, Rinaman said, a high-fat diet
New Insight into How
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can promote a low-grade inflammatory response in the GI tract, changing vagal signals and possibly exacerbating symptoms of anxiety, depression or other disturbed mental states. Rinaman said the types of bacteria within your gut are shaped by your diet, and those bacteria can affect your emotional and cognitive state.” [https://news.fsu.edu/ news/2018/03/20/gut-feelings-red-flagaccording-new-fsu-research/] The emotional significance of the vagus
nerve is discussed further: “Research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is vital in experiencing empathy and fostering social bonding, and it is crucial to our ability to observe, perceive, and make complex decisions. Tests have revealed that people with impaired vagal activity have also been diagnosed with depression, panic disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, panic disorders, violent mood swings, fibromyalgia, early Alzheimer’s and obesity. Given the state of society today and the vast
array of dis-eases associated with unhealthy Vagus Nerves, it doesn’t take a medical doctor to conclude that by healing our collective Vagus Nerves, we can heal a lot of societies woes. Scientists have discovered that artificial Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), through electrical impulses via a surgically implanted pacemaker like device, shows promising results in reducing depression, anxieties and even conditions such as epilepsy and obesity. VNS has also shown positive effects in promoting weight-loss as the signals to the brain of ‘fullness’ are more easily transmitted. But what if there were a less intrusive and more natural way to stimulate and heal the Vagus Nerve?” ~Frank Huguenard The important takeaway here is that supporting healthy gut function along with healthy function of the vagus nerve is being demonstrated to be a potentially very potent way of holistically approaching treatment of depression and anxiety. “Evidence shows that modifying the diet, perhaps by consuming probiotics, can impact your mood and behavioral state. That’s very clear in animal and human studies.” ~Linda Rinaman
About the Author: Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life. This article (New Insight into How ‘Gut Feelings’ Affect Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and WakingTimes.com.
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cells, impair fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage. Waking Times explains Héroux’s theory of why this damage occurs: The mechanism of action proposed by Héroux involves the enzyme ATP synthase, which passes currents of protons through a water channel (similar to current passing through a wire). The protons have to go through about 20 molecules of water to get through this channel. ATP synthase is extremely ancient and common to all living systems. It basically generates energy in the form of ATP from ADP, using this flow of protons. Magnetic fields can change the transparency of the water channel to protons, thereby reducing the current. As a result, you get less ATP, which can have system wide consequences, from promoting chronic disease and infertility to lowering intelligence. Héroux essentially believes that EMFs substantially increase oxidative stress, which damages proteins and cell membranes and breaks DNA bonds. A study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine noted that excessive oxidative stress causes chronic inflammation, which in turn causes many diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Unfortunately, Héroux warns that most of us essentially live in an environment where we are surrounded by a dangerous level of EMFs all the time. It is nonetheless wise to try to mitigate the damage as much as possible by lowering exposure to wireless routers, smart meters, microwaves and other non-essential sources of electromagnetic frequencies. Discover more about EMF damage at EMF.news. Sources include: WakingTimes.com; ScienceDirect.com; EarthCalm.com\
HERE IS SOMETHING all around us that we cannot see, something that can cause serious health problems like cancer, but that we might not even know about. You may never have heard of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and even if you have, might be unaware of their damaging effects. Nonetheless, they are all around us, and it is important to explain just what they are and how they affect us. In simple terms, EMFs are invisible low or high frequency forces that emanate from electrical and wireless devices. The electricity and appliances we use on a daily basis all emit low frequency EMFs, while wireless devices like routers generate high frequency EMFs. Research has linked a variety of problems including headaches, fatigue, digestive issues and sleeping problems to both low and high frequency EMFs. There is also evidence that EMFs cause more serious conditions like autoimmune disorders and certain types of cancer. (Related: Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease.) So, why exactly do these common forces cause so much damage? Paul Héroux, Ph.D., a researcher and professor of toxicology and health effects of electromagnetism with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, recently explained in more detail to Dr. Mercola of Waking Times.
A professor explains
Having studied electrical power transmission lines, Héroux started researching the effects of the electromagnetic fields emitted by such lines. “I got involved in biology, followed courses in medicine and became, so to speak, a different person from what my supervisors
A Professor of Toxicology Explains How
EMFs Cause Biological Damage and Even Cancer initially would have expected me to be,” he told Waking Times. His research turned him into an expert on the effects of these fields on the human body, and his desire to help protect the health of humans and the environment moved him to join McGill’s Faculty of Medicine. The first thing that Héroux explained is that low-frequency fields, high-frequency fields, electric fields, microwaves and magnetic fields all have similar biological effects on the human body. “It’s true that frequency influences the effects,” Héroux noted, “but basically … I could, using an electric field or a magnetic field, produce the same effect in a cell. Most higher frequency signals have enough
low-frequency components to have a lot in common with low-frequency components.” He also noted that even though EMFs do not generate heat, they nonetheless cause damage – despite what telecommunications companies might claim. “Covering the whole spectrum, there is no doubt that there are biological effects,” he explained. “There’s no doubt there are substantial health effects that we have been experiencing for a long time, and that have been increasing our health bills.”
It doesn’t take much
Héroux and his team discovered that EMFs at levels as low as 60 Hertz (Hz) can drastically affect the development of cancer
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HAT IS KRATOM? Kratom, known to the ancients as kedemba or kadamba, is the leaf of a tree native to Southeast Asia. It has been used for centuries as a stimulant to energize farmers and workers in the extreme heat and humidity present there. The leaves are either chewed, powdered, or brewed into a tea and consumed socially in much the way we drink coffee. Kratom is also a gentle pain reliever, and has been used to treat diarrhea, coughing, and as a way to overcome opioid withdrawal. Kratom’s effectiveness in easing the symptoms of withdrawal from narcotics has made it very popular in the United States, but has also drawn the attention of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which are currently trying to place kratom onto the list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances, along with cannabis, heroin, and LSD. The irony of trying to prohibit the U.S. public from using kratom to quit deadly opioids -- during an opioid epidemic, that’s killing 115 people a day in the U.S. -- makes the history of the kratom tree relevant to understanding the importance of protecting this unique natural gift.
Competing Methods of Achieving Analgesia and a Sense of Wellbeing Throughout History – How Kedemba Morphed into the Modern Kratom Ancient history reveals the conflict between the use of Kratom and opioid drugs. In ancient times there was great respect and even religious adoration of a tree called kedemba or kadamba. So highly valued was kedemba, historians believe it was carried by seafaring adventurers from Indonesia and Malaysia to Sri Lanka, India, and Madagascar. Even today, we find linguistic evidence of the importance of this seemingly mythical tree. But much of kedemba’s history, having been mostly orally transmitted, has vanished into the mists of time. Over the centuries governments and organized religions have tried to suppress the fame of this tree, which we now know by its Thai name of kratom. One very interesting piece of circumstantial evidence that links kedemba with the modern-day kratom tree is found in the presence of a particular sect of Buddhism -- Theravada -- which tells how the kadamba tree was where the Sumedha Buddha achieved enlightenment. [See the Wikipedia listing on “Neolamarckia cadamba”]. Interestingly, Theravada Buddhism is practiced in the countries where kratom is native: Thailand, Burma, Laos, and Cambodia. There is much speculation over why and how Neolamarckia cadamba has replaced the sacred kedemba/kratom tree in India. The first mention of this evidently very important tree is found in the Rig Veda, written in 1500 BCE. The glowing praise of this sacred tree -- the favorite of Krishna, the dwelling place of the goddess of beauty, the tree under which a Buddha became enlightened -- all make sense in a modern context as being the tree we know as “kratom”, with its subtle psychoactive properties. Somehow, though, in modernday India, the kedemba has been replaced in popular consciousness by a very similar tree, Neolamarckia cadamba, which has nowhere near the alkaloidal powers of kratom. How did this substitution occur? Was it to prevent the uninitiated from experiencing the bliss that was reserved only for the deities? Was it a way of hiding the identity of this unique tree by distracting the population’s attention to an unremarkable, native, and visually similar tree? We don’t know. Page 9
Did Ganja & Opium Displace Kedemba As a More Popular Methods of Achieving Bliss During the British Raj? Another possible explanation is that the spread of opium cultivation and export under the British colonialists caused the much older traditional use of the sacred kedemba to be forgotten. There may also have been some efforts by the colonial government to suppress the use of kedemba/ kratom that we’re not aware of. (What better way than to replace the more potent tree with a similar one, minus the subtle appeal of the original?) As a result, the native (and visibly similar) N. cadamba, being indigenous, has flourished, whereas the imported kedemba/kratom trees have not. A similar social phenomenon has been seen when Western cultures brought tobacco to areas where the natives had previously been using betel nut chews for the same purpose. In a few generations, especially as rural people moved to the cities, betel chewing died out and was replaced by tobacco.
as a gentle pain reliever and social lubricant come to the forefront. Most daily consumers of kratom will tell you it is not a euphoriant or intoxicant, but more like its relative, the coffee plant (without the jitters) in its effects at moderate doses. Those who approach it as a “legal high”, opioid replacement, or hallucinogen, as claimed by the U.S. FDA, will be sorely disappointed and likely become extremely nauseous. 2. Recent scientific research coming out of Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities has shown that kratom produces pain relief through a very different chemical pathway than do the opioid family of drugs – and this dramatically reduces the negative sideeffects that make opioids less suitable for long term use, notably the virtually nil respiratory depression, tolerance, and constipation.
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Why Has Kratom Become So Popular in Modern North America? First, we need to examine the recent history of how and why pain has become so big an issue in the United States, which has led us to a recognized crisis of opioid drug addiction and overdose deaths. Kadamba -- now known commonly by its Thai name, kratom, in the West -- is portrayed in the media as mainly a substance of abuse -- ignoring its long history in the Orient as a medicinal herb for many uses, but notably for its remarkable ability to safely relieve pain and end opiate addiction. How interesting that this traditional use for kratom is ignored by FDA officials when it is needed most! What is going on here? The U.S. agencies that are dedicated to protecting our health showed little concerns when prescription opioids were daily killing a growing number of us with FDA-approved drugs, why are they now up in arms over an inexpensive herb with thousands of years of safe use being employed to break the hold of opioid addiction? For those unfamiliar with the modern “incarnation” of the ancient kedemba tree, a little science lecture about the unique chemical properties of the leaves will help in understanding the conflict over the legal future of this substance. 1. Herbal gateways to both Pleasure and Pain Relief have been fought over throughout history. Kratom has been used in the folk medicine of Malaysia and Thailand for a variety of uses, but its use as both a stimulant to improve labor productivity and
(http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ jacs.6b00360?source=cen&#/doi/ abs/10.1021/jacs.6b00360?source=cen& ) 3. Kratom has been traditionally used as a way to help overcome the terrible withdrawal symptoms of those attempting to quit opioids. This has put the easy access to kratom (both in countries where it grows wild and in the USA) in conflict with those who sell opioids, both the medical establishment and governments that profit from the sale and export of opium, e.g., Thailand and Myanmar, where kratom is banned. Interestingly, the U.S. FDA has ignored this research and continues to assert that kratom has the same side effects as all other opioids, including the potentially fatal respiratory depression.
A Little Recent History of Kratom Use in the United States In the case of kratom, the herb was brought to the U.S., as an inexpensive and more convenient Do-It-Yourself way for those who wished to wean themselves off opioids to overcome withdrawals, rather than the expensive and inconvenient practice of Medication Assisted Therapy and 12Step programs as used by inpatient drug rehab facilities in the years following the introduction of OxyContin, post-1996. In the USA, we see those business entities with licenses to sell opioid drugs using government agencies -- the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration — to suppress the population’s access to kratom, a preferred natural option for both pain relief and a stepdown method of overcoming opioid addiction and much more. This seems suspiciously reminiscent
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By Azriel ReShel
How to Live an Inspired and Peaceful Life
ANY CENTURIES AGO, Lao Tzu, spoke of the four cardinal virtues, teaching that when we practice them as a way of life, we come to know the truth of the universe. The ancient Chinese master said that living and practicing these teachings can open you to higher wisdom and greater happiness, as they realign you to the source and enable you to access all the powers that source energy has to offer. “When you succeed in connecting your energy with the divine realm through high awareness and the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the transmission of the ultimate subtle truths will follow.” — Lao Tzu Lao Tzu means ‘Old Master,’ and he was believed by some to be a God-realized being. The Four Cardinal Virtues are found in the Tao Te Ching, a collection of sayings expounding the principal Taoist teachings. It has 81 short poetic verses packed full of universal wisdom for politics, society, and personal life, and aims to support personal harmony through the right view and understanding of existence. The Tao (also known as the Way or the Dao) has baffled its readers for centuries with its cryptic and deliberate contradictions, yet it offers a profound contemplation to seekers, lending itself to varied interpretations and inner questioning. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Tao is both named and nameless. As nameless it is the origin of all things; as named it is the Mother of 10,000 things. Ever desireless, one can see the mystery; ever desiring, one sees only the manifestations. And the mystery itself is
Lao Tzu’s Four Rules for Living the doorway to all understanding.” ― Wayne W. Dyer, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao The Tao Te Ching is the basic text of Taoism, but it has also influenced Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, and is among some of the most translated works in world literature. This powerful text of the Tao, road or way of life, reflects the force of the universe and even the universe itself. While many have tried to make sense of its mystery, one man immersed himself in this text, literally living its wisdom, and then distilled the essence of these ancient mystery teachings for a modern audience. In 2006, the late Wayne Dyer was inspired to spend his entire 65th year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao Tzu’s messages, going into retreat to practice them and ultimately write down the insights he felt Lao Tzu wanted us to know. Dr. Dyer researched ten well-respected translations of the text and the result of that life-changing year was his best-selling book Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. Affectionately known as the Father of Motivation, Dr. Dyer says Lao Tzu’s four
cardinal virtues represent the surest way to leave habits and excuses behind and reconnect to your original nature. “The more your life is harmonized with the four virtues, the less you’re controlled by the uncompromising ego.” The Tao encourages us to be in touch with our own selves, particularly our deepest selves, for when you know who you really are, that is when you discover eternal peace. Lao Tzu liked to compare different parts of nature to different virtues. He said, “The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it is so similar to the Way (Dao).” Each part of nature can remind us of a quality we admire and should cultivate ourselves—the strength of the mountains, the resilience of trees, the cheerfulness of flowers. We enter life with a seemingly clean slate, a spectacular pathway ahead of us with unlimited potentials and choices. To navigate our lives and get a handle on the challenges and gifts life will throw at us, it is useful to have some sort of compass so that we don’t end up on the rocks or lost at sea. For many people this may be religion, morality, or the belief systems passed down by their family, and they may derive a sense of
strength and direction through their strongly held inner compass sourced in this integrity. No matter what happens in life, they’ll always fall back on that maxim, whether it be, for example, to lead from the heart, or to be kind. “To realize the constancy and steadiness in your life is to realize the deep nature of the universe. This realization is not dependent on any transitory internal or external condition, rather it is an expression of one’s own immutable spiritual nature. The only way to attain the Universal Way is to maintain the integral virtues of the constancy, steadiness and simplicity in one’s daily life.” — Lao Tzu The four cardinal virtues, or rules for living life, can provide a framework for a life filled with inner peace and purpose.
1. Reverence for all Life This virtue manifests as having unconditional love and positive regard for all creatures in the universe, starting with ourselves, then this will naturally flow out to all others. This reverence is for all life, not just some forms. It is honouring all forms of life, and at its core has an innate spiritual understanding of how the universe truly works – that we are all sparks of the one fire. When we live with reverence for all life, we surrender our need to control and to dominate. We naturally come into heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all of life. This first virtue is the key to diminishing the ego. “Affirm this as often as you can, for when you see yourself in a loving way, you have nothing but love to extend outward. And the more you love others, the less you need old excuse patterns, particularly those relating to blame.” — Wayne Dyer
Please see RULES FOR LIVING, page 29
“He who cannot howl, will not find his pack.” — Charles Simic
By Gary Z McGee www.wakingtimes.com
N A WORLD bloated with inert, impotent and domesticated fathers, the All-father stands head-and-shoulders above. He is a masculine Gaia-force. He is Shiva animated by Shakti. He’s not a boyfriend. He’s not a tamed poodle at the feet of Codependence. He’s a liberated wolf aware of how everything is connected to everything else through interdependence. He’s a self-overcoming, provident man, free to live with purpose, on purpose, despite outdated cultural platitudes and parochial values regarding what fatherhood “should” be. If, as Goethe said, “there are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings,” then a mother (and perhaps a typical father) gives the child roots, whereas an All-father gives the child wings. Above all, an All-father is painfully authentic, uncomfortably vulnerable and full of tough love. He has reconditioned the culturally conditioned ideal that a father must be domesticated, invulnerable, and full of violence to be a “good father.” He all at once nixes the outdated notion that “father” and “provider” are automatically synonymous. He redefines the values of fatherhood for himself; open minded and imaginative, transforming such cliché misnomers as “breadwinner” and “wageearner” into giver and protector. He is a shield, a guide, and a gift-giver, not a cog in a
Philosophy of the All-Father
Going Meta with Fatherhood clockwork, a monkey in a machine, or a slave in a sweatshop. He is Hunter and Gatherer, Lover and Warrior (self-defense). As Aubrey Marcus said, “A wild man is a protector. A father. A warrior for all that is good… He is a force. He is a cause for an effect. He is a mission.” So it goes also for the Allfather.
Cosmic fatherhood first, biological fatherhood second: “For thousands hacking at the branches there is one striking the root.” ~Henry David Thoreau Hold your cognitive dissonance in check for a second and here me out. Just because biological fatherhood comes second for an All-father, doesn’t make it less. It just makes
it secondary. After all, biological fatherhood is still chief among all other things except cosmic fatherhood. Cosmic fatherhood first, biological fatherhood second is a “Force of Nature first, person second” philosophy applied to fatherhood. Biological fatherhood is subsumed by cosmic fatherhood, just as personage is subsumed by being a Force of Nature. Best of all, focusing on being a cosmic father first and a biological father second prevents an All-father from falling into cultural traps or being tripped up by outdated psychological hang-ups regarding fatherhood. He is free to think big-picture, using “Over Eyes” to see how everything is connected. He is free to be creative, open and
vulnerable regarding fatherhood, rather than lackluster, rigid, and invulnerable. He is free to use his powers for the protection and teaching of the whole. In short: he is free to be a shamanic father to his children. Most of all, he is free to be imperfect, understanding that true authenticity requires honesty regarding one’s faults and foibles. The All-father allows himself to be a gloriously inglorious, perfectly imperfect, independently interdependent father. He just tries his best and teaches his best and lets the chips fall where they may. As Sue Atkins said, “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” The Allfather is as real as it gets.
Student first, teacher second: “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.” ~Khalil Gibran The All-father teaches that we are all students just as we are all teachers; life is what we teach, and life is what we learn. As a student first, he learns from his children. He’s open to what they have to teach him. In this way he steps into a deeper and fuller fatherhood, embodied by a strength that is not cut off from empathy and softness, but is rooted in body-centered becoming. He is not armored and invulnerable against what his children are teaching him; rather he is highly sensitive and alive to the balance and deep connection building between them. The All-father teaches through Nature
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Sapha’s Story Part Two
By Haley Nagasaki
APHA HABIBI, FOUNDER of THERAVEDA Organic Cannabis Products, is the living embodiment of what it means to get a second chance. Having endured a lifetime of hardship and addiction, he has been able to make sense of the early years of his life by transcending the archetypal Wounded Healer. Sapha has been helping members of his community treat their addiction and mental health afflictions for years. The most reoccurring cases among these individuals were those relying on Big Pharma for pain relief and depression treatment. Much to their dismay however, because depression medications often list suicide as a possible side effect, and pain pills become habit forming, ushering people from physical pain, to mental torment and addiction. Only a few months ago the brand THERAVEDA was conceived of in order to assist those people beyond Nanaimo’s reach. His branding, and the official move into the registered cannabis industry, was inspired by his journey with natural holistic medicine and ancient Indian Ayurvedic healing practices. Through his own failure with western medicine, Sapha was determined to find alternatives to the common “solutions” programmed into this society. Conventional
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processed diets with during a motorcycle chemically treated accident. At this produce, coupled point he was with dissociative overweight, and highly addictive undernourished, in pharmaceuticals, a state of deep pain and a system so and hopelessness, estranged from and exhibited the the divine that the perfect conditions masses have largely for continued become spiritually substance abuse. impoverished, He needed a way now comprise the to heal his mind foundation of our and body, turning western culture. to eastern spiritual From age nine, healing practices for Sapha suffered with alternative solutions “chronic suicidal for physical pain, thoughts”, making depression and his first attempt at anxiety. Ace of Pentacles the precious age of Since then Sapha by Cat Siren ten years old. He has supported many then continued this pattern with attempted people in making healthy changes in their overdoses, intentional car crashes, even lives, and watched as they overcame similar slitting his wrists, and was always “mad that experiences to his own. “I was able to look [he] was still alive at the end of it”. at my own past experiences as opportunities Years ago, he had broken his tailbone to awaken and deepen my compassion and
be of service to the people that really need it”. “I always believe in love and compassion towards everyone as much as possible”, says Sapha, “and it’s hard sometimes because I still struggle a lot with myself and my own emotions. It’s not all this blissed out state of peace and happiness all the time, but learning how to be okay with how I’m feeling in the moments when I feel weak and dark, and like I don’t know what I’m doing… Just being okay with me is something I’ve really had to work on learning how to do. Psychedelics helped me a lot with that”. It wasn’t until he saw a pain specialist, Dr. Bill Code in the Cowichan Valley, that he began to look at his life more closely. The first thing he was asked by the doctor is “What’s your diet like? Do you eat conventional produce, and how much of your diet is organic?” “Well none of it”, he said. When Sapha learned of the importance of organic food, he immediately changed his diet, and the diet of his plants as well. “If you don’t want to be in pain, and you want to reduce your pain symptoms, you have to adopt an organic diet and avoid food products like wheat and conventional processed meats”, says Sapha. “Because of how the body works in the accumulation of toxins and chemicals, these will eventually cause pain and
Please see THERAVEDA, page 13
“People need to be conscious of what they’re buying. They need to ask the questions — does this have chemicals? Does this have pesticides? Is this a health product or a recreational product? What are my intentions?”
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inflammation. You are what you eat. And it’s the same with the plants we’re consuming. Whatever they are fed with becomes part of the end product. Then if we are to eat it, we get poisoned by those same toxins and chemicals”. With THERAVEDA, every single ingredient that goes into the topicals, balms, salves, or tinctures is fully organic, as is the entire cannabis plant and flower. “If it doesn’t say Fair Trade Certified Organic, we don’t use it”. “It’s the same with our crops”, he continues, “We don’t spray them with any pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides or chemicals that contain plant growth regulators. I’m eating and juicing this cannabis, and turning it into oil so it can be used medicinally, and I really believe in doing things this way. It’s why we are who we are, it’s why people love our products so much and they’re so effective. Because they’re clean, pure, high vibrational plant products”. In line with the ancient discipline, the company THERAVEDA is a representation of Sapha’s experiences with cannabis medicine and Ayurvedic healing. From shamanic practices to herbal remedies, “I didn’t do any of this on my own”, he says. “I had counselors, therapists, different treatment centers, energy workers, healers, and medicine men that I worked with, who really helped me become who I am today”. What’s most important now, and was covered in the Part One of Sapha’s story, is ending stigma around addiction and mental illness, while assisting “other people who don’t have help. Hopefully it will inspire them get onto the right path so they can realize their potential, and awaken to their full ability to help heal others. This should be the foundation of any medicinal company”. For addicts, some with no concept of spirituality, who feel hopelessness, “like there’s no point in living and like [they’ll] just going to keep using drugs everyday until the day [they] die”, psychedelic experiences can be hugely beneficial in shifting somebody’s consciousness towards wanting to create positive change in their lives. “People hear psychedelics and they think
dropping acid and going in the woods, or taking mushrooms on the beach”, says Sapha. “But it’s so much deeper than that. I think where it really is effective is for the people like me, who, since age nine I was on antidepressants, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, anti psychotics, mood stabilizers, benzos… you name it. I tried the western model. I did everything doctors told me to do. I went to counseling and nothing really worked; it kept me numb and dull”. “I had no emotion, I didn’t know how to express myself and I was never really able to resolve any of my traumas. Then when I had my first few major psychedelic experiences, with the intent of spiritual development, and spiritual growth and healing, it totally opened up my heart and let me express myself freely without worrying about the judgment of others or the judgment of myself. It helped me open up and become more aware and in tuned with who I am and my greater purpose, because prior to these experiences, I had no belief in God or a higher power ”. “Even if THERAVEDA isn’t a business in a year from now, I’d still love to be able to speak about my experience, and guide people towards making healthy choices, while creating awareness and promoting safety safety regarding the use of plant medicine, or psychedelics for therapeutic purposes. I’d like to continue doing consultations with people about different types of plants, and guiding them towards the therapists who work with these different medicines, with the intention of beginning my own practice eventually”. “Moving forward in the future, five years from now, cannabis and psychedelics are going to be part of human life again. It’s going to be decriminalized and it’s going to be part of how we get well. To be able to be a pioneer in it and be there from the ground up is such an honor. And like I said, it saved my life”. “People need to be conscious of what they’re buying. They need to ask the questions - does this have chemicals? Does this have pesticides? Is this a health product or a recreational product? What are my intentions?” “There are so many applications of this medicine; it’s infinite. The holistic health and wellness side of things is going to be the future of cannabis”.
Kefir can have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. By Zoey Sky
mechanisms involve gut microbiota-brain axis communication during hypertension.”
OGURT IS A POPULAR probiotic-rich food, but did you know that kefir, a cultured and fermented beverage, is also good for your gut? According to a study, kefir can even help lower blood pressure. (http://www. the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/ Public-Press/2018/22.html) A team of researchers from Auburn University worked together with researchers from the University of Vila Velha to study the effects of kefir on high blood pressure – or the health condition known as hypertension. The scientists involved in the study posited that consuming kefir can have “a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain.” Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink that can effectively help maintain the balance of “good” bacteria in the digestive system. Earlier studies have confirmed that an imbalance in the gut’s microbiota, or colony of bacteria, can cause high blood pressure in some individuals. It has also been confirmed that probiotics, or the live bacteria supplements that are good for the digestive system, can help lower blood pressure. But it remains unknown how exactly probiotics affect blood pressure. For the study, the researchers observed three groups of rats to figure out how kefir can reduce high blood pressure. The first group of rats was treated with
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However, they also act as a barrier to prevent harmful bacteria and other substances that may be dangerous from entering. The researchers noted that kefir supplementation also “restored the natural balance of four different bacteria in the gut,” along with an enzyme in the brain that is crucial for normal nervous system function. They believe that this implies that the nervous and digestive systems work together to reduce hypertension. They concluded, “Our data suggests that kefir antihypertensive-associated
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HEN YOU GET SICK, the regenerative processes of the body are overcome by degenerative ones. Regeneration is described as the regrowth of a damaged or missing part of the remaining tissue. Some body organs, such as the liver and skin, can regenerate. For example, when a part of the liver is lost as a result of disease or injury, the liver can grow back to its original size. Even so, it will not grow back to its original shape. The skin, on the other hand, is constantly being renewed and repaired. However, a lot of human tissues do not regenerate. As a result, scientists continue to search for ways to regenerate body tissues through medicines. Unfortunately, medicines based on drugs use chemicals that do not possess regenerative potential. Drug-based medicines almost always disrupt bodily self-renewal in order to hamper the symptoms against which they are applied. Listed below are natural compounds, foods, herbs, and nutrients that can help regenerate tissues in the body. n Neuritogenic compounds – For nerve regeneration, there is a wide variety of natural compounds with proven nerveregeneration effects. A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research found that a combination of blueberry, green tea, and carnosine have neuritogenic effects – such as promoting neuronal regeneration, and stemcall regenerative effects – in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. Other proven neuritogenic natural compounds include curcumin, lion’s mane mushroom, ginseng, huperzine, natto, red sage, resveratrol, royal
jelly, theanine, ashwaganda, coffee, and apigenin, which can be found in vegetables like celery. (Related: https://www.naturalnewsblogs. com/new-study-turmeric-compound-activatesregeneration-brain-stem-cells/ n Remyelinating compounds – Another class of nerve-healing substances called remyelinating compounds can stimulate the repair of the protective sheath around the axon of the neurons called myelin, which is frequently impaired in neurological injury and/or dysfunction. n Liver regenerative compounds – Natural compounds for liver regeneration include glycyrrhizin, which is found in licorice and can be used as a potent antiSARS agent. The compound can also prompt the regeneration of liver mass and function, based on a study in an animal model of hepatectomy. Other liver regenerative compounds include curcumin, Korean
ginseng, rooibos, vitamin E, and carvacrol, which can be found in oregano. n Beta-cell regenerative compounds – Beta-cells are responsible for storing and releasing insulin. They are destroyed in insulin-dependent diabetes. Thus, restoration of these cells may theoretically restore the health of a diabetes patient. Foods and nutrients such as Gymenna sylvestre, nigella sativa, vitamin D, curcumin, arginine, avocado, berberine, bitter melon, chard, corn silk, stevia, and sulforaphane are known to regenerate beta-cells. n Neocardiogenic substances – Neocardiogenic substances is a class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds. These compounds are said to stimulate the formation of cardiac progenitor cells that can differentiate into healthy heart tissue. Nutrients and compounds such as resveratrol, Siberian ginseng, red wine extract, Geum
Gymenna sylvestre Nigella sativa Vitamin D Curcumin Arginine Avocado Berberine Bitter melon Chard Corn silk Stevia Sulforaphane japonicum, and n-acetyl-cysteine belong to this class. n Joint and spine regenerating compounds – Curcumin and resveratrol enhance recovery from spinal cord injury, while aloe vera, boswellia, cat’s claw, eucalyptus, ginger, green tea, thunder god vine, turmeric, and willow bark help prevent and/or treat degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis. If you’d like to read more news stories and studies on natural treatments, visit Cures. news today. Sources include: GreenMedInfo. com; EuroStemCell.org; Diabetes.co.uk; Healthline.com
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Orgonite Myths Debunked By Sharon Daphna
OST PEOPLE HAVE never heard of orgonite, let alone orgone energy, the life force energy discovered by Wilhelm Reich in the 1930s. At the time of his scientific discovery, the existence of this energy had already been known by cultures who understood that there was a life force energy throughout us and the universe known by other names, such as chi or prana. Wilhelm Reich used orgone energy in cancer treatment, atmospheric cleaning, and drought abatement with great success. This energy has been suppressed for decades by the false rulers because of its great ability to improve human life. More people are now becoming aware of orgonite, an invention based on Reich’s research, which is used to neutralize EMF and to clean the sky of air pollution, most notably chemtrails. However, among those who have heard of orgonite, how it works is largely misunderstood. More often than not, the reaction to hearing about orgonite is that it is just a bunch of unscientific, new age, hippie nonsense. This is an understandable reaction, as it was my first thought too when I began researching solutions to chemtrails back in 2013. When the light bulb went off over my head and I did a search for videos on YouTube on “how to stop chemtrails,” orgonite was the first thing to come up. The purpose of my search was to find ideas on how to actually stop chemtrails, not on how to waste my time writing letters to parasites who work for a business called “the government.” Somehow I knew intuitively that there had to be a real world solution and did the search as if guided by an outside force. But when I saw what orgonite looked like, I immediately thought there would be no way a small lump of resin, metal, and crystals could do anything against something as formidable as geoengineering. To add to the disbelief was the fact that I could find no competent explanation online of how it worked. All I could find was mystical new age nonsense, and a whole lot of disinformation. Finally, I saw a video referencing the work of Ken Rohla, an electrical engineer who explained the science of scalar energy, which is the physics term for orgone energy. Once I got the scientific explanation, tried making orgonite, and observed the amazing results, not just in the sky, but in my own life, I realized how important orgonite was for everyone and everything that lives on Earth. Since first hearing about orgonite
in 2013, finally making it in 2014, and distributing thousands of orgonite towerbusters into the environment to the present day, I have learned more and more about how deep the orgone energy rabbit hole goes. The suppression campaign is everywhere, and often where you least expect it. A small piece of disinformation may discourage you from even trying out a piece and feeling the great benefits in your life. So let’s dispel some of these orgonite myths that have hindered mainstream acceptance of orgonite and orgone energy for too long. If you have a piece of orgonite, you will not see chemtrails over your home. Orgonite is a free energy device that constantly provides
wireless devices is the most effective way to remove EMF from your environment. Wispy, funnel shaped clouds in the sky are not chemtrail material, but rather are air spirits called sylphs, who are attracted to orgonite and have come to eat the pollution. I feel like this myth discredits itself without my having to say anything. People who are deathly afraid of chemtrails (the nonorgonite people), look at funnel shaped clouds with fear. Mystical new agers may see them as angels or spirits. While these shapes can look angelic or terrifying, depending on your favored source of disinformation, they are actually a great sign that a scalar wave vortex is throwing particulate pollution away from the Earth. You can’t use aluminum in orgonite. Aluminum is pretty standard in tactical orgonite, such as towerbusters and holy hand grenades. It is lightweight and inexpensive, so it’s a great material to use if you plan on gifting a large area. You may use any type of metal in orgonite, including aluminum, iron, brass, copper, steel, and more, as long as the shavings are fine and plentiful. Many people have a stigma against aluminum because you’re not supposed to ingest it, and because it is believed that aluminum is an ingredient in chemtrails. Fortunately, you won’t be eating your orgonite. Georg Ritchl of Orgonise Africa and us here at Team Chembow swear by aluminum TBs, and we’ve both documented great results cleaning up our environments with them. The idea that aluminum may block orgone energy may apply to large pieces of aluminum in orgonite, but one would not want any large pieces of any metal in orgonite, only fine shavings. The copper coil must be wound clockwise. Copper coils are not even necessary for functioning orgonite. Many people do not use them at all. According to Dowin Gardner, author of The Science of Rain, a copper coil increases the “electro-momentum” of the orgonite. They help to increase negative ions in the atmosphere, which clean the air and encourage the hydrogen bonding of water molecules for healthy clouds. Copper coils may be wound clockwise or counterclockwise with an equal effect. Orgonite can go bad through absorbing negative energy, and will need to eventually be thrown away or destroyed. Orgonite is a perpetually functioning free energy device, which keeps working as long as it exists. We have revisited places
I have learned more and more about how deep the orgone energy rabbit hole goes. The suppression campaign is everywhere.
orgone energy to clean the atmosphere and neutralize deadly energy. This does not stop parasites from laying down chemtrails. Orgone energy repels toxins away from the Earth through a “scalar wave vortex,” the same orgone energy field found on mountaintops and at the peaks of pyramids. Chemtrails break up in this healthy energy field, and funnel shaped and even rounded lenticular clouds often result because the vortex is spiraling. One cannot expect a completely blue sky when there are two sides of an energetic war going at it up there. One can, however, watch how orgone energy works to clean the pollution and enjoy the liberating feeling that chemtrails are no longer a threat. Orgonite blocks EMF. Orgonite is a generator of orgone energy, which restructures the chaotic waveform of EMF. It quiets the wave and makes it more coherent so that it passes through the body more gently and with less disruption to the body’s own natural energy field. The EMF is neutralized, but is still there, which is why cell-phones and Wi-Fi still work, and why EMF meters may or may not show a noticeable change in the presence of orgonite. A metal box can fully block EMF, and it can also be attenuated with a Faraday cage around the offending emitter. The cage doesn’t block 100% of EMF, but rather absorbs it into the metal cage material, reducing exposure significantly. Turning off your cell phones and other
that were gifted over the years, and based on the healthy atmosphere, abundant plant growth, happy people, and birds on cell phone towers, we can see that the orgonite is still working. Birds will only sit on a cell phone tower that has been gifted with a piece of orgonite because its deadly energy has been neutralized. Orgonite doesn’t absorb DOR (deadly radiation such as EMF). It simply transmits OR (orgone) into the atmosphere, restructuring the DOR and rendering it useless in the parasitic weather warfare and mind control agenda. The government can “pulse” orgonite and render it inert. Orgonite cannot be “turned off.” In an environment that has a piece of orgonite, if additional EMF emitters are introduced, more orgonite may be necessary to continue to enjoy a pure atmosphere. The worst thing “they” can do is add DOR sources, but it is up to us to reject the addictive technology of smart phones if we ever want to see an end to this. For now, any orgonite placed in the environment will continue to function. The government does not have the technology to disable orgonite, nor does that technology exist. Orgone energy is the highest form of defense and the most powerful energy in the universe. We just need to increase it on Earth to create an environment where the parasites can no longer thrive. They can also find
your orgonite gifts and remove them from the environment. I wouldn’t even be able to find the orgonite we’ve gifted anymore. The idea is to hide it well in dense foliage or under the ground. They do know when their DOR sources are neutralized, but all they can do is try harder to DORize in the push and pull of the energetic war between OR and DOR. We’re giving these mindless parasites just a little too much credit to think they can locate and remove the orgonite. We’ve observed that our gifts are still in place, and if we ever feel that one has been removed, we simply replace it. Any orgonite that can be seen will likely be removed, but probably because no one knows what it is. Orgonite was invented by Karl Welz. We just don’t know for sure. He takes credit for it and trademarked the word “orgonite” in 2003, after Don Croft, Georg Ritschl, and others were already making and gifting orgonite around the world. Welz claims to have been using the word “orgonite” in commerce since 1995. The trademark is in the scientific equipment category, not arts and crafts, and refers to a device whose function is a “psychic energy magnet.” This is not the type of device that we or other orgonite makers are manufacturing. He also harasses orgonite makers worldwide with aggressive and threatening e-mails for using “his” word, and has had numerous orgonite shops online, including Team Chembow’s Etsy store, shut
down even in the absence of the trademarked word. The collusion between Welz and corrupt corporations like Etsy to suppress orgonite makers to the point of an unlawful disruption of the artisans’ businesses shows a total lack of understanding of the very life force energy he claims to work with. Welz offers licenses at a cost of $500 per year to be allowed to use the word “orgonite” in online marketplaces. Orgonite converts negative orgone energy into positive orgone energy. There is no such thing as negative or positive orgone energy. Wilhelm Reich’s term, DOR, or deadly orgone radiation, is unfortunately somewhat confusing. He used it to describe immobilized life force, or stagnating energy. DOR simply means the opposite of OR, or orgone energy, which is always positive and life giving. We use the term DOR to describe any type of deadly radiation, including EMF and nuclear radiation. “POR” or “positive orgone radiation” is not part of Reich’s scientific terminology and appears nowhere in his books. Orgonite must be grounded or it can transfer deadly energy to you. There is no need to ground orgonite. It works fine on a tabletop, under your pillow, in the ocean, under the ground, or anywhere on Earth. Orgonite never transmits anything other than life force energy. There are specific dimensions for orgonite, based on sacred geometry. Orgonite’s function is based on the combination of ingredients, not the shape of the device. Pyramids work great, but so do puck shaped towerbusters. As long as the orgonite contains a good amount of fine metal shavings, quartz crystals, and an optional copper coil in a medium of catalyzing resin, it will function properly. Orgonite can be dangerous if not made correctly. The worst thing orgonite can be is ineffective. It is never dangerous. It’s an extremely simple device with an astoundingly powerful function. Anyone can make it. After an area has had a lot of orgonite gifted to it, if there is a “whiteout” sky or a lot of chemtrails it means the orgonite isn’t working. A flat, overcast sky is the result of heavy DOR, which causes air pollution to linger and inhibits the formation of coherent and healthy clouds. After orgonite is gifted to a new area, there is often a parasitic backlash against the influx of healthy orgone energy. They will fight back to DORize as hard as they can. If you watch the sky throughout the day, you will see an eventual breakdown of any chemtrails and the process of transmutation will reveal a deepening blue sky and the formation of spiral shaped, and eventually puffy clouds. The sky will then clear. If there are still towers that have not been gifted, the parasites will use them to
their full extent to try and undo your work, so just get them later! The “whiteout” is a psyop to make the gifter feel discouraged, as if his gifts aren’t working. Understand that they will always DORize, and we must continue to make and gift orgonite. It’s a war. Chembusters, or orgonite cloudbusters, can create cataclysmic weather and should not be used. While Wilhelm Reich’s Cloudbuster could only be operated by a professional and could only be used for short increments of time because of its extreme effects on weather restoration, the orgonite cloudbuster, attributed to Don Croft, also known as the chembuster, is much less powerful. It still does great work to balance the weather over a considerable distance, but in a slower and more natural way that anyone can use regardless of experience with orgone energy tools. The orgonite cloudbuster is just a very large orgonite, which is always beneficial and never harmful. It’s better to use an environmentally friendly medium, such as plaster or beeswax, rather than polyester resin, when making orgonite. To make powerful orgonite, a catalyzing resin in necessary. You can make devices for your home using other materials, but the effect will be about as strong as what the crystals would produce without being put into a device made with plaster or beeswax. In order to activate the piezoelectric properties of quartz, the crystals must be squeezed by the resin as it hardens through the chemical reaction of catalyzation. Orgonite needs to be powerful and durable to last in the environment and take down the dark control grid. This is no time to worry about minutia, like the usage of small amounts of petroleum to bring about sweeping environmental clean-ups. There is no need to demonize materials from the Earth that some corporations use irresponsibly, when we can use them for good. Orgonite makes some people feel bad and is disagreeable to them. While this may be true, it is not the human being that dislikes the effect. It is the parasite that has attached itself etherically to that human that dislikes it. If you have an intestinal parasite, you will crave the foods it desires, not what’s actually
good for you. People who are under heavy mind control and are addicted to DOR (like heavy smart phone users) often cannot handle orgone energy. It is contrary to what they’re used to. They have etheric parasites enjoying a banquet of their negative emotions every day, and these parasites get angry when their food source is diminished, so they may take it out on the human as an etheric attack. It is actually this attack that is disagreeable to the human, but he may misconstrue orgonite as the source of the problem. This is similar to when you detox and feel sick temporarily as the toxins are released from the body. It is not the detox supplement, but the releasing toxins that are creating the unpleasant, and temporary, effect. I could not imagine a life without orgonite to keep me safe from deadly energies, ensure healthy rainy seasons, keep the air clean, and generally improve my own health and life force energy. It is my sincere hope that having read this article you will try out a piece of properly made orgonite, or even make your own. Easy to follow tutorials on orgonite making are available at www. thechembow.com, as well as everything you need to know about how they work and how our environment has experienced a total turnaround since we started gifting orgonite in 2014. There is no reason to feel helpless or depressed, when the solution to geoengineering and EMF, including the 5G network everyone is so afraid of, is here with us now! Considering the suppression campaign of orgone energy since Wilhelm Reich discovered it, it is no surprise that orgonite is also being suppressed via disinformation campaigns all over the Internet. Anyone who has used orgonite and enjoyed its effects would never portray it as potentially dangerous, would avoid making it sound crazy and unscientific, and would never try to stop anyone from experiencing the life changing benefits of something so simple and fun to make at home. With an understanding of the science of orgonite, we can easily debunk the mystical nonsense which has relegated this greatest of technologies to the lunatic fringe and finally make orgonite a household word.
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Approval Office Is Funded by Pesticide Manufacturers and Relies on their Submitted Data as ‘Science’
he Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs is supposed to be responsible for producing independent analyses of pesticides. But is that what they really do? Like other federal agencies (à la the FDA), the Office of Pesticides does no actual studies or research of their own; instead, they review data provided to them by pesticide manufacturers. https://bit.ly/2IKYdJE
n Did Fracking Cause the Hawaii Volcanic Eruption?
n the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant. It is the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant, in Puna. There is a longrunning debate about whether PGV is fracking. The debate may be a matter of terminology, because in the geothermal process, as hawaiifracking.com reports “…the drilling and the injection of cold water into hot rocks used in geothermal energy plants does fracture the rocks, which can induce earthquakes and through contamination of the atmosphere and water tables can affect our health and safety.” https://bit.ly/2uahUp5
n Illegal Monsanto GMO Wheat Discovered At ‘Isolated Site’ In Canada
anadian authorities have admitted that a patch of an unapproved, genetically modified strain of wheat has been found in the wild, well outside of old Monsanto test areas, but hope the unfortunate discovery won’t hamper exports. The crop, of unknown origin, was first discovered on an access road in Alberta last year, after it survived the spraying of the area with herbicide, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Thursday. https://bit.ly/2MKQpd5
n Ten Reasons Canada Should Get Out of NAFTA
or months Canadians have been inundated with claims from the government, various and sundry industries, and the national punditry, that NAFTA is good for our country, even necessary, and that “renegotiated” it will be even better. In the aftermath of US president Trump’s recent visit to Canada, virtually the entire Canadian political class has completely abandoned the vision of an independent, sovereign Canada. https://bit.ly/2IPEXL7
n TEPCO Aims to Build More Fukushima-Type Nuclear Reactors, Vows to ‘Excel in Safety’ This Time
TEPCO is conducting an independent geological survey to confirm the absence of active faults in Aomori Prefecture, where it wants to resume the construction of a Fukushima-type nuclear plant,
n MEDICAL TYRANNY: Doctors Ordered to Refuse Health Care Services to Parents Who Opt Out Of Child Vaccinations
arents want to do what’s best for their children, especially when it comes to their health. For many, that means trusting their family doctor to lead them in the right direction — but when doctors receive benefits for pushing drugs and inoculations, that trust can easily be abused. Industry influence in medicine is so strong that doctors are now being encouraged to stop seeing patients who aren’t vaccinated. https://bit.ly/2z8KMDT
n Five Thousand Inventions in Limbo and Under ‘Secrecy Orders’ at the US Patent Office Jun. 28
n light of the resurgence in the news this past week regarding President Trump’s announcement of a proposed ‘Space Force’, as a new, sixth branch of the military (see here and here), I’m re-posting my article on secret patents… For many individuals, the notion of being in outer-space on various missions, brings their imaginations and energy to the fore, in tremendous ways — as in, The Flood. And, when that happens, then things start to happen — for the betterment of all of us. President Trump is reminding us of the imagination and
n Many Sunscreens Are
Toxic and Only Half as Effective as Claimed
hile regular, consistent, sensible sun exposure is vital for optimal health and well-being — having many benefits beyond vitamin D production — overexposure can result in skin damage that could raise your risk of skin cancer. This means if you’re spending the day at the beach or engaging in outdoor activities for hours at a stretch, you likely need to bring some form of sun protection. While clothing is an ideal choice, most people opt for sunscreen, which can have a number of adverse ramifications. Not only do many sunscreens contain toxic ingredients, many are also only half as effective as claimed. Consumer Reports recently issued its 2018 Sunscreen Buying Guide,1 which notes that testing reveals more than 70 sunscreen products do not provide the level of UVB protection stated on the label. As a result, you may end up getting sunburned anyway. The report also found that only a dozen or so products offered decent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. https://bit.ly/2u3d50G
energy inside each of us — and that, in-and-of-itself, is a gesture that should never be underestimated. https://bit.ly/2tTnZ9X
n Probiotics May Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
n Calorie Restriction Slows Aging and Reduces the Risk of Chronic Disease, New Study on Humans
It turns out that going a little bit hungry just might make for a longer, happier and healthier life. The practice of calorie restriction – in which daily calorie consumption is significantly reduced – appears to have the ability to improve health, ward off disease and even prolong a higher quality of life. The concept of calorie restriction is not a new one. (American inventor Benjamin Franklin, for one, endorsed the idea of eating sparingly to avoid disease). And, in the 1940’s, a series of studies demonstrated that calorie restriction could successfully increase the lifespan of animals ranging from fruit flies to rhesus monkeys. https://bit.ly/2Kttmaa
Science, Tech & Beyond
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n addition to playing a key role in your immune function, your gut health has been shown to be a powerful variable of epigenetics, a cutting-edge field of medicine highlighting the role your lifestyle plays with respect to genetic expression. One 2016 study1 concluded that metabolites produced by your gut bacteria chemically communicate with cells throughout your body, and in this way actually dictate the expression of your genes. In other words, your gut bacteria largely determine which genes are switched on and which are switched off. https://bit.ly/2KyyslH
n CONFIRMED: Antidepressants and Other Drugs Cause Dementia
he largest and most detailed study of its kind has just confirmed that a group of chemical drugs known as anticholinergics, which include antidepressants, antispasmodics, Parkinson’s drugs and bladder control medications, among others, may be directly linked to the development of dementia. The study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, found that long-term use of these drugs is strongly linked to the onset of dementia, sometimes many years later. (Related: Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in America. https://bit.ly/2yKk2Jt
n Junk Food and the Upsurge of Diabetes: A Global Phenomenon
nce thought of as a disease that only affected older people, diabetes is now being diagnosed increasingly in people under the age of 20, the vast implications of which have yet to be fully understood nor appreciated. Alarming rising rates have been recorded in the first decade of the 21st century, not only in America and Europe, but particularly the Middle East and Africa, of diabetes which has been shocking to say the least. Asian countries, India and China show similar trends. htttps://bit.ly/2u3BP9Z Page 19
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n The Rodin Coil: The Most Important Discovery of All Time?
he Rodin Coil is claimed by some to be the greatest discovery of all time. In this article you’ll learn about vortex math, Marko Rodin, Randy Powell and their mindblowing discoveries which are changing the world. A man named Randy Powell claims that a 9-digit pattern called Vortex-Based Mathematics (VBM) connects all of science, all of technology and all of nature around a donut, also called a toroid. But this donut doesn’t come with sprinkles and you won’t even find it at a coffee shop... https://bit.ly/2Ky1DVC
n Your Brain is not a Computer
o matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain - or copies of words, pictures, grammatical rules or any other kinds of environmental stimuli. The human brain isn’t really empty, of course. But it does not contain most of the things people think it does - not even simple things such as ‘memories’. Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. https://bit.ly/2tZ44W8
By Laurette Anderson
F YOU HAVE been reading the preceding episodes of the Ezekiel Stephan story, you know that the mass media system has funneled the narrative through the fabricated bias of parental fault and carelessness. The fallacious and fictitious story goes that David and Colett Stephan’s neurotic avoidance of immediate “allopathic” medical attention, for their mortally sick child, caused his death. And it was death by bacterial meningitis in every headline, every story, and every pronouncement of guilt by the mass media minions. The Supreme Court of Canada has since quashed the original verdict and ordered a new trial which will be very different because now more than 200 pages of missing documents have been recovered and will now be entered into testimony, sure to embarrass and hopefully punish those who perjured themselves in the first trial. So how did David and Colett become the unwitting center of this perfect storm? The story according to their own words begins with Ezekiel catching a cold. The illness runs its course and he seems to be getting better. There is nothing out of the ordinary here for parents of toddlers. It’s normal. His parents are watchful and when he takes another turn for the worse - no fever but sluggish and not himself - they have a nurse examine him. The nurse finds no symptoms of concern. He has no fever and again appears to be on the mend. The nurse says keep an eye on him, and also says that a hospital visit would result in the medical professionals sending him home with the same advice she gave. She does however, plant the seed that there was a case of meningitis at the hospital and so they might watch for those symptoms. Keep in mind Ezekiel has none of the symptoms of meningitis. This is the seed that sat at the back of David and Colett’s mind but the next day Ezekiel appears fine and is coming back to himself with no symptoms of illness at all until his breathing pattern changes in rhythm and sound and before they can figure this out, he stops breathing. Colett does CPR and Ezekiel coughs up fluid and mucous - a blockage in his airway. They decide to take him to the hospital as this is unexpected and seems serious. They had been seeing recovery until that moment. The lack of other symptoms and this sudden turn caused concern. Remember that the nurse checked him the day before. On the way to the Cardston Hospital, about a mile down the road, Ezekiel stopped breathing again and Colett resumed CPR and they called 911. While doing CPR she stated that there was a gurgling sound as she is giving him air. The dispatcher sent an ambulance from Cardston rather than from the closest location only a few minutes away. A second error - he sends the wrong code “ineffective breathing” instead of the correct code “not breathing at all”. The first ambulance arrives and within a few minutes Ezekiel’s care is taken over by the paramedic staff. They don’t allow either parent to stay with Ezekiel in the ambulance. What the parents are not informed of is that the ambulance has been destocked of all equipment necessary for the intubation of a child of Ezekiel’s age. They are left in the dark from this point on, not knowing that their child for the next eight minutes will be oxygen deprived due to this fatal shortfall of medical equipment. And now I need to ask this important
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The Ezekiel Stephan Story, pt. 3 question. Who failed to provide the necessaries of life? David and Colett? Or our medical system? The Stephan’s first and only mistake, is that they trusted the trained professionals to take over Ezekiel’s care. This could happen to any parent. We all seem to trust the medical system in an emergency. This story was not told. Instead you may have read about the ‘folly of anti-vaxxers’ who use garlic and onions to cure colds. Only a handful of reporters, writing for virtually all of the mass media news outlets, were responsible for the mass distribution of propaganda. Not one of these writers did an actual investigation or interview with the Stephans to find out what happened. These common presstitutes were writing for a conspiracy driven agenda that pushes allopathic medicine and vilifies natural medicine. Mass media equals propaganda here in Canada now. There was clearly no research into proof behind what they declared were facts. It was cleverly implemented by the few corporations who own the media in Canada, and it created a thunderous noisy storm around the central hidden truth. A clear view of the rotten center was obscured in a frenzy of falsehoods and the public shaming of Ezekiel’s parents. Thus they avoided the inevitable public scrutiny of the facts which would lead to the truth. What truth? That our medical system is broken. Here’s what happened after Colett and David are relieved of the critical care of their son according to the documents, logs, reports, charts, x-rays and letters collected through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. These documents, missing from the trial, were analyzed by medical professionals. More than 200 documents, previously missing, were recovered. Here’s the story those documents reveal. While Ezekiel was in the ambulance, logs and records show that Ezekiel went eight minutes without oxygen as a result of the lack of correctly sized intubator equipment. The second ambulance arrived and it has also been destocked of intubator tubes of the correct size for a toddler. Arriving at Cardston Hospital, medical staff again struggled with the wrong size intubator tube. The correct one was installed more than 40 minutes after he initially stopped breathing. According to Gordon Rock Investigations who had independent medical professionals analyze the medical logs and entries from the ambulances and the Cardston Hospital, Ezekiel suffered a severe hypoxic injury (that’s oxygen deprivation) as a result of the lack of any pediatric airway equipment to fit a toddler. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand what just happened. Our medical
system just took a healthy child with a likely temporary emergency -phlegm blockage in the throat? - and deprived him of oxygen while fumbling with improper equipment, causing major brain damage. I am not blaming the paramedics. Just imagine your own horror being placed in the same position with no appropriate equipment to deal with a dire emergency, especially one involving a very young child. And also, they had been misadvised by dispatch on what the problem was. The medical system’s incompetence does not discriminate. I’m sure the paramedics did their best in a bad situation. But it was not good enough. Where was the necessary equipment for the ambulance? Who’s budget cuts interfered with medical staff being able to do their job? This puts us all at risk in an emergency. The depleted system not only jeopardized this young toddler’s life but also tragically killed him. In an emergency situation I would rather be in China or Russia right now as Canada’s system gets the lowest grades for the high cost of an ill-managed and deteriorating system. Now we come to the more disturbing side of this story: the deception, the coverups, and the officious and cruel treatment of the innocent parents; where what appeared to be a tragic series of unlucky events and a flawed system becomes a nightmare of corruption and duplicity. Why wouldn’t they allow a parent to ride with the child to the hospital? And here also begins the conspiracy to cover up this seriously flawed medical system. Could it be because they knew this was going to be a major fiasco, being ill equipped to deal with this emergency? Witnesses to the broken medical system in action could not be allowed. This was a debacle of extortionate proportions. Helpless to do anything about it, are the panicked, stressed parents who are kept away from a cherished child whose life is now seriously in jeopardy. Only two minutes after the ambulance arrives on the scene the medical professionals took over the care of Ezekiel. That’s taken from their own records. According to the emergency service logs obtained, there was a lengthy list of failures including the following:
Unable to attach rhythm strip from EPCR (portable health monitor) Manual ventilation failures - wrong size bag valve mask - non-effective seal - 2 unsuccessful attempts Airway adjunct failures - type oropharyngeal airway positioned correctly but removed due to inability to secure airway. (By now the Fire truck and another
ambulance arrive on the scene.)
IV-10 Access failure - 1 attempt; Complication: child with no circulation Size 3 Endo-tracheal tube inserted: Difficult intubation Wrong size tube due to inventory deficiency
According to the ambulance logs another IV access was successful, but this is contradicted by the Doctor’s report at the Cardston hospital and so begins the cacophony of contradictory statements and reports. There are no logs at all from the fire truck that showed up. At Cardston’s hospital things go from bad to worse. They try another intubation tube but tragically they use the same size the ambulance used - size 3. It already failed once. A complete seal is not established resulting in an air leak. Finally at approximately 10:20pm this tube is swapped out for the correct size 4-cuffed tube, which seems to work and Ezekiel is resuscitated. But the damage is done. There was an x-ray taken at Cardston in which there would appear to be trachea damage or a puncture. This is the fact that came out in the post trial forensic investigation privately sought by the Stephans. Ezekiel’s lungs were collapsing according to all of the radiology reports from the Cardston x-ray. What could have caused that damage or puncture? Maybe the medical personnel struggling with several wrong sized intubator tubes? That x-ray also showed that there were no pathogens in the lung. Gastric distension was also noted on the Cardston x-ray. Most interesting of all though, is that the Cardston x-ray was omitted from files used in the Prosecution’s case against the Stephans. It contradicts the evidence provided at the trial by the attending doctors. The trachea tear in this 18 month old baby was caused (according to medical experts in the investigation) by an undersized intubation tube being inserted with enough force to not only tear his trachea but also to leave a deep gouge in the pleura below the tracheal tear. Think about that for a moment. The doctor responsible denied having anything to do with the procedure under oath - even though the hospital records placed him as the medical professional who performed the intubation. This is a key piece of evidence, possibly not provided because it would have shone light on the truth. Another key piece of evidence, a CT scan which showed Hypoxic injury associated with the slow oxygen deprivation caused by the medical errors, was also missing. There were over 200 pages of documentation missing from disclosure. The doctors in testifying said that physical examination of Ezekiel showed obvious signs of bacterial meningitis. Isn’t it interesting that no physical tests for meningitis were performed in the hospital and yet in court, without any lab evidence whatsoever, doctors say the symptoms were bacterial meningitis. Do you see the magnitude of the conspiracy yet? And this is only the tip of the iceberg. I’d like to be able to tell you what happened at the Lethbridge’s Chinook Hospital, but unfortunately after more than one hour and fifteen minutes of critical care at that hospital virtually no documentation exists. There was a letter from a doctor denying any involvement in Ezekiel’s care. Interesting that this was one of the sole surviving documents. At some point between Cardston hospital and Lethbridge’s Chinook Regional hospital, an “unknown entity” administered Rocuronium. Ezekiel went into cardiac
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Now we come to the more disturbing side of this story: the deception, the cover-ups, and the officious and cruel treatment of the innocent parents; where what appeared to be a tragic series of unlucky events and a flawed system becomes a nightmare of corruption and duplicity. Page 20
By Mateo Sol lonerwolf.com
E MORE AUTHENTIC,” “honor your authenticity,” “find your authentic self” – we hear these phrases scattered all over the internet and spoken about everywhere. But what does being authentic mean? And most importantly, how can we tell when we’re being inauthentic – also known as “selling out”?
What is Authenticity? Authenticity is the state of simply being yourself, listening to who you really are, and making decisions that align with your beliefs and values. Authenticity at its core is about deeply accepting all that is ‘you’ and honoring it above ALL else.
What is Inauthenticity (i.e. Selling Out)? Inauthenticity, on the other hand, is about placing external things above your genuine values, needs, dreams, and artistic vision. When we ‘sell ourselves out’ we are essentially placing all of the most important parts of ourselves up for auction. Instead of making decisions based on our genuine beliefs, values, and personal style, we make decisions based on how much money, attention, fame, or acceptance we will gain from other people.
Examples of Authenticity vs. Inauthenticity Sometimes reading examples helps to flesh out abstract concepts like authenticity. Here are a few examples taken from real life: An artist has been contacted by a large publishing agency. They would like to massproduce her art but on the one condition
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arrest immediately following this first dose of Rocuronium. According to the investigation notes, this would be extremely dangerous to administer because of his highly hemolyzed blood - high potassium levels. Staff would be aware of this from tests done on Ezekiel at Cardston. I looked up Rocuronium online and found this statement (source: www.medicines. uk.org/emc) “The experience with rocuronium bromide in rapid sequence induction in paediatric patients is limited. Rocuronium bromide is therefore not recommended for facilitating tracheal intubation conditions during rapid sequence induction in pediatric patients.” I’m not sure if this applies here but it does indicate extreme caution. But what follows is very disturbing. During the flight from Lethbridge to Calgary hospital, the STARS crew administered Rocuronium three more times. Although I am no expert in science or medical issues, common sense
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ourselves, for the Earth and for one another. Eating with compassion can already help transform the situation our planet is facing, and restore balance to ourselves and the Earth.
Nothing is More Important than Brotherhood and Sisterhood There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth. We’ve been homo sapiens Page 22
12 Signs You’ve Lost Your Authenticity and Are
‘Selling Out’ Authenticity is a big buzzword these days
that she change the titles and descriptions. Deep down, the artist knows that the titles and descriptions of her art are intrinsic to her work. She refuses the publishing agencies offer. She has made an authentic choice. A father sees how gifted at writing his teenage son is. But instead of encouraging his son to pursue a career in writing, the father pressures his son to study business and accounting because it is the “safe” choice. The son then dutifully studies business and accounting in university. Both father and son have made inauthentic decisions. A life coach who specializes in online mentoring wants to grow her business. In order to get more clients, she focuses solely on what is trendy and popular and writes/ talks about those topics. She begins to lose touch with her original vision. She has become inauthentic. A company is pressured by investors and shareholders to change its philosophy in order to be more “hip,” appeal to the new generation and make more profit. The company refuses to compromise their philosophy. They have made an authentic
12 Signs You’ve Lost Your Authenticity and Are Selling Out We are not perfect people. Perfection is an illusion. Therefore, it is guaranteed that at some point in your life, you will make an inauthentic decision that compromises your values, vision, or beliefs. It’s just part of being human! Although we can’t be perfect, we can strive to be more conscious. Self-awareness and honesty are the two key qualities we need to prevent ourselves from slipping into bad choices. If you’re concerned that you might be “selling out,” read the signs below. They will help to either confirm or challenge your feelings: n Your top priority is making bucket loads of money n You’re obsessed with getting new followers, fans or subscribers (e.g. on social media) n You let others make decisions for you n You let others dictate who you are + who you ‘should’ be
n You follow the crowd and do what everyone else is doing n You always follow trends even if they don’t make sense to you n You reveal only what makes you look good n You copy other people and their style/ lifestyle n You ignore your gut feelings and intuition n You wear a mask around others n You’re scared to be vulnerable and express your true feelings, thoughts, or values (which may be unpopular) n You make decisions based on how much attention, fame, money or acceptance you’ll receive rather than your genuine beliefs, values, or vision Take a few thoughtful moments to make a serious assessment of the list above. Evaluate each point with an honest heart. How many can you relate to?
How to Stop Selling Out “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” – B. Brown I want to make a clear distinction here. There is a difference between selling yourself and selling out. Selling yourself, in business and career fields, is about highlighting your genuine strengths and gifts, and offering those to the world. Selling out, on the other hand, is about compromising your personal integrity and letting external things drive you instead of internal qualities. Also, not everyone has the liberty of making authentic decisions – but I want to emphasize that these situations are literally
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tells me you don’t inject a drug that just resulted in cardiac arrest and is contraindicated due to highly hemolyzed blood three more times. Do you? Someone needs to explain this. One might guess they were trying to kill him rather than save him. Like I said, I’m no expert and maybe there’s a perfectly rational reason for it. But I think it at least raises serious questions that need to be answered. Also, Ezekiel experienced three cardiac arrests during his critical care time with the professionals. More concerning is that the third heart attack was only discovered after the private investigation uncovered an obscure document from Alberta Justice Dept. that was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office. This heart attack was ‘off the record’ so to speak. There is far too much exculpatory evidence that was ‘off the record’, unavailable, destroyed or hidden by those in charge. Worse than this is that they tried to sweep it all under the rug, blame and shame the parents and punish them with prison time and character assassination instead of facing up to and admitting their own errors and beginning the long road to repair on our broken medical system. The system instead sought to protect itself and deflect the incredible evidence of
blame and saw fit to shine the blazing light of interrogation on the parents during the worst crisis of their lives. Such compassion! So while Ezekiel lay dying at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, medical doctors worked on convincing David and Colett that it was bacterial meningitis and then they arranged for the police to interview them separately, as though they were suspects in a crime, after they had been awake over 40 hours going through the most traumatic event of their lives. They say the best defense is a brutal offence, right? And who better to implement the propaganda necessary to create the perfect storm of shame and blame on the family than the Canadian mass media system itself - Canada’s National News Agency - The Canadian Press and its minions all swirling around the dirty secret like a massive filthy tornado. There but for the grace of God go you and I, and justice for any Canadian swept up in this powerful maelstrom. This was criminal and all Canadians need to see justice done for the Stephans because they represent all of us in their fight. If you are one of the people residing in Alberta you should be particularly
interested in this trial. It began June 11. If you can write or do a YouTube video to cover the court case as it unfolds then do it, post it and let Canada follow it closely. Only Canadians can protect their human right to justice and access to the truth. We obviously cannot trust our news agencies with this responsibility. We cannot trust our Medical System due to this newly exposed corruption. And the connection between the Justice Department and the Medical Examiner’s Office needs special scrutiny. The Medical Examiner’s Office in Alberta is no stranger to scandal. The Edmonton Sun covers the details in one of their stories. You can find details here: http://edmontonsun.com/2016/12/07/aturbulent-history-of-albertas-medicalexaminers-office-2/wcm/ea692311c6c3-4660-bfe3-4584c5ff7555/amp There is still so much more to this scandalous saga. So as the trial for justice and truth unfolds stay tuned for the next in our series on the Perfect Storm, as we shine the light of truth for Ezekiel Stephan. Laurette Anderson. The Relevant School. Skills for a Joyous Life! www. relevantschool.com
for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscious. Our love and admiration for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination. Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation. We need to re-establish true communication– true communion–with ourselves, with the Earth, and with one another, as children of the same mother. We need more than new technology to protect the planet. We need real community and co-operation. All civilizations are impermanent and must come to an end one day. But if we
continue on our current course, there’s no doubt that our civilization will be destroyed sooner than we think. The Earth may need millions of years to heal, to retrieve her balance and restore her beauty. She will be able to recover, but we humans and many other species will disappear, until the Earth can generate conditions to bring us forth again in new forms. Once we can accept the impermanence of our civilization with peace, we will be liberated from our fear. Only then will we have the strength, awakening and love we need to bring us together. Cherishing our precious Earth–falling in love with the Earth– is not an obligation, it is a matter of personal
and collective happiness and survival. About the Author: Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He is the man Martin Luther King called “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world. http://www.wakingtimes. com/2018/06/08/we-need-a-revolutionit-starts-with-falling-in-love-with-theearth/
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survival situations. For example, if a small business owner from an impoverished country was approached by a wealthy businessman who wanted to invest in and change his company, do you think it would be smart to decline? In certain environments and situations, making choices that go against our creative vision is essential in order to survive. But if you’re blessed to live in more fortunate circumstances where you’re not literally faced with starvation or anything else equally serious, then making authentic decisions is an intelligent way to live life. Why is being authentic intelligent? Because you are listening to your heart and nurturing your soul. Money, fame, adoration, and approval from others will quench your ego’s need for safety and control – but that only lasts for so long. Soon, you will be left with a big, empty, gaping hole inside. True joy, peace, and fulfillment come when you are living your truth and putting your essence out into the world. So how do you let your essence – your passions, perspectives, and values – guide you? Here are some ideas; many of which I have discovered across my own authenticity journey: 1. Pay attention to how the decisions you make feel physically. Do you feel uncomfortable, heavy or dark sensations? Or does your body feel light and energized? Unlike the mind, the body cannot lie. Your body is the best lie detector out there. If you are about to make a decision that does not align with your values, your body will immediately feel and express that. Pay attention to warning signs such as
heaviness in the heart area, tensed muscles, lightheadedness, cold shivers, and even physical cringing. Your physical warning signs will be unique to you (and can’t all be listed here), so search for them diligently. 2. Get your priorities straight. At the end of the day, what will TRULY fulfill you? Think about this question very carefully. Will you ultimately be happy with truckloads of followers, clients, money, or a lavish lifestyle, without feeling like you’ve stayed true to yourself? Money is important, don’t get me wrong. But how much money do you actually need in order to be happy and feel fulfilled? You might also like to explore what your main driving forces are: are you driven by power, success, fame, wealth or your individual and unique style, talents, passions, visions, and desires to make an impact? Focus on nailing down your main motivating force and ask yourself, “Is this healthy? Is this aligned with who I truly am?” 3. Explore inauthentic areas in your life. Intentionally carve out time and space to assess your life – that might even mean
just sitting here as you’re reading this article and doing a bit of quiet reflecting. Think about areas in your life that you’re unhappy with. Have you lost your authentic voice in that area … or is the issue something else altogether? This process takes honesty. Write down every choice, commitment, and behavior that feels out of alignment with your deepest passions, perspectives, and values. 4. Make the hard choices. Once you’ve identified the inauthentic areas of your life, it’s time to act. You will need to carve out a plan – possibly multiple plans – to regain a sense of personal integrity. Ask yourself questions such as, “What must absolutely go and what can stay?” “What is true to me and what is false?” “What options do I have?” “What is the potential loss and gain in this situation?” “What is the best scenario and worst scenario?” “What is my plan A and plan B?” “What am I clinging to for dear life?” Use a tool like journaling to help you get out your thoughts, feelings, and plans in a coherent, organized, and structured way. 5. Integrate the experience with self-compassion. Once you have made the necessary change, it’s time for reflection. How did it feel to make such big (or small)
changes? What parts of you felt threatened? What did you find it easy to let go of and difficult to surrender? How does it feel to walk your own genuine path? How can you avoid making inauthentic decisions in the future? These are all the kind of vital questions you’ll benefit from asking and exploring. Most importantly, integration is about accepting our humanness and all the frailty that comes along with it. Embrace your mistakes, forgive yourself, and let your hard-earned lessons make you stronger and wiser. In this loud, confusing, and overwhelming world, it can be easy to slip into the role of selling out your integrity and authenticity to gain power, fame, or money. We are bombarded with messages from the media, social media, our colleagues, and even our friends and family members to be anything other than what we are. But in order to live fulfilled and soul-driven lives, we need to put a firm foot down. We need to learn when to say “no” and forcefully draw the line and protect our integrity. I hope this article has inspired you to preserve your artistic vision, inner values, and deeply held passions. What makes life beautiful is how unique and varied it is. I hope you share your own unique flavor of authenticity with the world! “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide https://lonerwolf.com/ authenticity-selling-out/?utm_ source=LonerWolf&utm_ campaign=b839afd21fEMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_19_ June&utm_medium=email&utm_ term=0_4b168bb5ac-b839afd21f96077705&mc_cid=b839afd21f&mc_ eid=87437db92c
By Derek Henry
HE WORLD IS slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it.
How to Naturally Heal Cavities
The lies perpetrated about tooth decay
According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows: “[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.” There are a few problems with this theory, including: n Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the time that did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay. n Bacteria do not consume processed sugar or flour because of the lack of nutrients in them. n Foods that bacteria like to eat, such
as milk, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, are not commonly implicated in causes of tooth decay. So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay?
What actually causes tooth decay
Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Weston Price and other dental pioneers, boiled down to three factors: n Not enough minerals in the diet. n Not enough fat-soluble vitamins (A,
D, E, and K) in the diet. n Nutrients not being readily bioavailable, and your intestinal system not properly absorbing them. The presence of phytic acid largely influences this factor. Over a period of time, if your diet lacks vitamins and minerals from a poor diet and/or contains high levels of phytates (from grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes), the blood chemistry and the ratio of calcium and phosphorous become out of balance, which results in minerals being pulled from bones, causing tooth and bone loss. So, the long-standing belief that sugar causes tooth decay is true, but as a result of it depleting nutrients from the body, not because bacteria eat it and produce acid that ruins your teeth.
The food remedies that can heal cavities and tooth decay
In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable
minerals to bond to our teeth, it is not enough to just avoid eating too many sweet or processed foods. We must also eat healthbuilding foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth structure.
Foods to focus on are:
n Coconut oil, grass-fed organic dairy (especially butter), grass-fed meats, seafood and bone broths. n Organic cooked vegetables (soups with bone broth are ideal). n Organ and gland meats, like liver. Limit foods that are high in phytic acid, like grains, beans, nuts and seeds, as well as limiting processed food intake full of processed flours and sugars that upset blood sugar balance.
Supplements to consider are:
n Fermented cod liver oil – very high in fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K. n Magnesium – required to use calcium and phosphorous effectively. n Gelatin – if you don’t have time to make bone broth, this is a good alternative and is great for gums and digestion. Now go get your pearly white smile back. Video: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=tLuzJ8p4boA Sources http://www.westonaprice.org; http://wellnessmama.com; http:// www.naturalnews.com; http:// science.naturalnews.com
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(moderation/cooperation) first, and Pain (discipline/self-improvement) second. He teaches resilience through eco-conscious awareness, building upon what Mother Nature has to teach, deciphering her “language older than words” and then translating it for his children. In this way, he co-learns/teaches the Universal Laws which dictate the difference between what’s healthy and what’s not. Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin is a good primer for this. The All-father helps his children use Pain as a guide, resolving issues of dissatisfaction, disconnection, and self-doubt by teaching them how to face their fears, their shame, and their unresolved wounds, thus bringing their head, heart, and guts (mind-body-soul) into full-blooded alignment. He teaches how to distinguish between anger and aggression through meditative martial arts, and between thought and feeling through mindfulness meditation and self-interrogation. He teaches the importance of neither rejecting nor succumbing to the “Dark Side” of power but reconciling and learning from it instead. He teaches how to bring the shadow out of the dark. Most of all, he teaches his children courage and heroism and how to have the heart to persist regardless of fear. He teaches compassion and nonviolence, but he also teaches non-passivity and self-defense. He teaches his children how to be responsible with their own power. He teaches his sons how to go from overpowering to empowering others. He teaches his daughters how to teach men to respect her power as life-bringer.
Captain Fantastic and the bridge to the Übermensch (Overman): “I teach you the Overman. Man is something that should be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?” ~Nietzsche The All-father does not seek to condition young minds into fixed and outdated ways of viewing reality, instead he is intent upon teaching young minds how to recondition their own minds into perceiving reality in flexible and updated ways, piggybacking off the following Aristotelean wisdom: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
In short: he does not teach his children what to think but how to think. He does not seek to raise last-generation men and women, he seeks to raise nextgeneration men and women. In this sense, he is willing to be a bridge to the Overman. Hoping that his children will become the Overhumans that will finally be able to cross over. If not, at least he has paved the way for them so that they may pave the way toward furthering the progressive evolution of the species. The All-father teaches a yearning for greatness and a longing for vastness. He strategically plants seeds of heroism into the soft loam of youth in the hopes that they will grow into courage and resilience. But he understands that resilience will only get one
so far, so he goes beyond teaching resilience and imparts methods of antifragility. As explained by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” The All-father wants to be surpassed by his children so that he and the human species, as a whole, may learn what they have to teach. As such, he does not cling to his mastery but proactively recycles his own mastery in order to be a healthy-minded example for his children. In this sense, he teaches how to stand on the shoulders of giants without getting stuck on any particular shoulder. He teaches self-interrogation and the ability to question to the nth degree. At the end of the day, there are very few examples of All-fathers in our culture. The closest I’ve come across is found in the movie Captain Fantastic. Although this movie goes a little extreme with the off-grid sustainable lifestyle, it strikes at the heart of what it means to be a father rising above traditional and cultural fatherhood clichés. Like the All-father, Captain Fantastic is set upon raising intelligent, eco-conscious, open-minded individuals who are confident and courageous enough to question things regardless of authority (even his own) in order to co-create with them alongside Truth, rather than attempting to pigeonhole Truth into some outdated ideal. Find more of Gary Z McGee work at themindunleashed.com/author/ mcgeeeezzzztmu www.wakingtimes.com/category/ contributors/garyzmcgee/ fractalenlightenment.com/author/garyz-mcgee
By Bernhard Guenther Veilofreality.com
YEAR OR SO AGO, I was working with someone who was dealing with an entity he took on after an ayahuasca ceremony. It’s the most severe type of possession (not merely an entity attachment situation) I have ever seen with a client. The entity literally took control of his body. As I was working/processing with him via Skype, the entity was interfering with our session, putting him into a spasm, choking him, etc... This usually intensified when his girlfriend (who was present with him) and I were in the process of empowering him, and I was providing him with tools to work with and telling him that the entity had no power over him. He had been dealing with this entity possession for about six months, and it was basically destroying his life. The entity had made him almost starve to death at one point because “it” told him that avoiding eating would be good for him. As a result, he had to be hospitalized after becoming extremely weak and losing way too much weight. He also had to get stomach surgery, since his body wouldn’t even accept/ absorb food anymore. After his stay at the hospital, the doctors tried to put him on strong psychiatric drugs because they had diagnosed him as mentally insane (both psychotic and schizophrenic). They even tried to institutionalize him and put him into a psychiatric hospital. There had also been suicide attempts, triggered by the entity. Thankfully, because of the strong support of his girlfriend (a true warrior woman), he rejected it all, and they fled to Mexico, looking for alternative help (because he was NOT crazy or insane, despite the labels that modern psychiatry tried to affix to him). Putting him on drugs and into a mental institution would have been the end of him. The entity constantly injected thought loops into him, telling him that he’s just a monkey on strings and had no personal power, and that “it” could do what it wanted with him. Sometimes, the entity spoke through him (and it was clear during those moments that it was not “him” speaking). It kept draining his life force and feeding off of all the fear and anxiety it instilled in him, even using his own body to punch himself, etc. – and that is just a few insights into what he was dealing with… there is way more I cannot share for privacy reasons. After he and his girlfriend came across my article “Reflections on Ayahuasca, Psychedelics, Marijuana, and a critical look at the Psychedelic Movement” they contacted me, because the article helped to put his experience into context and he felt relieved. After establishing a connection with him, we both determined that he had taken on the entity at an ayahuasca ceremony that was held by a well-known shaman at a well-known ayahuasca center (within that “community”) in Iquitos, which is even recommended by a well-known “leader” in the ayahuasca scene/ psychedelic movement. In fact, he found out about this shaman through a website where this popular ayahuasca advocate spoke highly about him. The way he took on the entity was a perfect example of a “trap of agreement” [key concept!] scenario, wherein this entity appeared in his ayahuasca vision/experience as a “spirit guide” or “angel”. It wasn’t threatening at all, and he innocently/naively invited it in. There are more disturbing things surrounding this incident, especially with regards to the people involved and the people who run this ayahuasca center (including
The Plant Medicine Manipulation Part 4
Ayahuasca Entity Possession: A Case Study
alcohol abuse by the “shaman”), which showed strong signs of dark shamanism at work. It seems very likely that he got “entity-tagged” by the shaman in order to keep him “sick” so that he would come back for more “treatments”. This is no different than a western doctor keeping his patients sick or addicted to pharmaceuticals so that they become dependent upon “scripts” for Big Pharma products. There are many tales of jungle doctors making such arrangements with hyperdimensional forces into order to obtain more worldly power and influence. “Those of us who are conscious in the metaphysical realms are able to learn how to engage in psychic warfare. The common name for this is Black Magic or Sorcery. One tool available to the sorcerer is the psychic dart or psychic poison arrows. These darts can be utilised to carry mal-intent, or to carry toxic energy into the target’s luminous energy field. When I was in Cuzco for a few weeks I met a German woman who lived in Old Cuzco. She trained as a traditional psychotherapist in Germany. She also trained with the Q’ero people in the remote regions of the Andes. One of the reasons she was living in Cuzco was to help “Westerners” who were “damaged” or deranged by their ayahuasca experiences. She told me about two-faced Shamans. She said that many of the ayahuasca shamans are two-faced, meaning they have the face of the beneficent healer on the one side, and the face of malevolence on the other side. She told me about a few of the many tactics they employ for their own gain. One was that of a dart of intent. She said it is not at all uncommon for many of the Ayahuasqueros to place a dart into the luminous body of someone they are leading in ceremony. The dart is placed with the intent to influence that person to go back to their home country and tell many people about the Ayahuasquero, even to organise groups to come and work with the Ayahuasquero. The Ayahuasquero does this for his own benefit, to get more paying “clients”. She told me many other stories about the shadow side of the ayahuasca trade in Peru. She said that of the hundreds of Ayahuasquero she has come into contact with, the vast majority are two-faced. That
statement certainly seems to parallel Juan’s comment that most of the Ayahuasquero he has worked with in ceremony employ the assistance of demonic beings. I suspect the motivation for such things goes hand-inhand. The German doctor had many stories about people who were rather messed up, confused, deranged, and mentally unstable as a result of their work with ayahuasca.” – Jonathan Evatt, The Dark Side of Ayahuasca With the help of his girlfriend I was able to get him back into his body, giving him some tools to work with (in relation to how to communicate to the entity, not giving in to the fear tactics and thought injections), and most importantly, empowering him. His girlfriend recorded the Skype session and sent it to his family. It helped them to open up to this topic and move past their perception of him as being “psychotic”. The couple flew back home to Canada, and he has received the support of his family without the threat of getting institutionalized. At that point, he began trying a lot of “modalities” that didn’t do anything, including a Holographic Kinetics session (which is a good modality for clearing entities, generally speaking) that didn’t help…in fact, the HK practitioner – who I’ve come to learn doesn’t follow many of the established practices for this type of healing – couldn’t finish the session, since this case was way “out of her league”, so to speak (keep in mind that this is not just an average case of an entity attachment, but a demonic draconian possession.) This kind of ‘abdication of care’ is also due to a lack of experience (and sometimes, the resourcefulness) on the part of the facilitator, and it also depends on their level of being/awareness – nothing to do with the integrity of the modality itself. Just “learning” a modality at a weeklong course is not enough. This level of parasitic takeover was also something that could not be removed with one session. I was working with him for about a month, and the therapy involved many hours over Skype. What I shared here is only a fraction of his story. But help was on the way, and we found someone who could assist him. I got my brother Fred Clarke Alvarez involved, as he is very aware of many such cases occurring in Peru (and basically all over the world wherever ayahuasca is “served” these days), which many people
have no idea about). Usually, these kinds of cases are being suppressed, and they happen far more often than people are aware of. Obviously, there is only so much I was able to do with Skype calls, and he needed hands-on help by a qualified and experienced practitioner who understands what is really going on. Our direct in-person sessions were the tipping point in his journey back to personal sovereignty. I’ve recently talked to him – he’s doing much better, and he’s able to have a normal life again, but there is still work needed for full re-integration. Once he has healed himself fully, he will share his story in depth; potentially even writing a book about the process. This is his initiation right now. What is important to point out is that during the entire healing journey, he didn’t fall into the victim/blame trap, but instead took full responsibility for what had happened to him, owning up to his own blind spots, wounds and shortcomings that got him into the situation (as I was able to provide mirroring as well in that regard). That attitude/ mind-state (of not getting caught in the victim/ blame spiral) empowered him and helped him to heal, for entities feed off of the shame/regret/ anger of these particular emotional frequencyprojections, and want us to become stuck within them. All there is are lessons, constantly.
I have also noticed that certain people (myself included) are – or have become – way too sensitive to medicine plant/psychedelic induced states of consciousness (including cannabis). It can push the astral body of a person beyond its ‘bandwidth’ limits, which can actually damage the aura, create cracks in the energy body, and leave one vulnerable to entity attachments/interferences – all of which I have experienced myself, having learned the hard way. That is one of the reasons why I focus so much on grounding and embodiment practices, in order to fully anchor the soul into the avatar-body. Most people are out of touch with their bodies to begin with, and live mostly confined to a head-isolated existence. Furthermore, wanderers, renegades, or star seeds/beings (individuals whose souls have incarnated from a higher density – fourth or sixth density – into our third density with a specific mission to accomplish in order to assist humanity during this Time of Transition) usually already have a hard time with regards to managing life within this realm. Many of them struggle to accept (and be in) this body to begin with. They are the “system busters”, challenging the status quo, and don’t fit in with most of humanity. Due to entering the lower density of physical life, they have forgotten that it was their conscious choice to do so in order to perform certain tasks (according to a mission profile). Their memory from the “ancient home” is buried deep within them, and requires awakening. This purpose is an ongoing discovery that depends on conscious selfdevelopment and gaining higher Knowledge – I’ve written in in depth about this topic here: “Wanderers, Purpose, and Esoteric Work in this Time of Transition”. This essay also addresses the New Age deception of the wanderer concept (and related ego-traps). Wanderers are not only subject (as is everyone else) to hyperdimensional manipulation in this Matrix Control System, but they tend to be the PRIMARY targets of the occult hostile 4D STS forces, because their mission obviously interferes with the
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I also want to acknowledge that for some people, there may still be some benefits to working with medicine plants in the right context, set and setting. In the end, it’s a personal choice, and as I said before, I’m not here to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t be doing. You need to decide for yourself. However, rest assured that you do not need any “medicine plants” to heal or “wake up”, so don’t believe the hype. Page 27
wearing your codependency like a crown but will also actively encourage it. They will purport to have the power to “heal” all your issues and provide you with the “one true path” towards enlightenment, illumination, or Oneness. And if you believe them, you will be ensnared in a dangerous web of believing that someone outside of you can offer you salvation. (Read more about dodgy spiritual teachers.)
By Aletheia Luna lonerwolf.com
PIRITUAL HEALING IS generally considered to be something very positive. I mean, what could be more uplifting than putting the two words “spiritual” and “healing” together? It’s like watching a puppy cuddle a kitten … or eating a triplechocolate cake doused in melting caramel. It just feels wonderful and enchanting. And don’t get me wrong. I love spiritual healing. I think it is absolutely essential on our inner journeys. In fact, if every single person in this world underwent spiritual healing, I think humanity and planet earth would be transformed forever. I believe that we could finally achieve the ideal of world peace. But if you have been reading my work for a while, you’ll know that I’m not interested in focusing solely on the ‘love and light’ side of spirituality. I am a shadow worker. I love to plunge into the darkness and expose what is hidden. And today, we need to shine that torch on the dark side of spiritual healing. But firstly …
What is Spiritual Healing? Spiritual healing is the practice (and experience) of restoring, harmonizing and balancing our Spirit or Soul. There are many different approaches to spiritual healing. For example, some new age healing practitioners focus only on bringing balance to the etheric or non-physical energy field of the human body. Shamanic healers focus on restoring the soul and curing soul loss. And other holistic healers focus on unifying the body, heart, mind, and soul. Even psychologists and therapists are starting to incorporate spiritual healing into their work such as those operating in the depth and transpersonal fields of psychology. Spiritual healing is also seen as a transcendental experience of reconnecting with our true nature. As author and teacher Shakti Gawain writes: Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being – the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.
The Dark Side of Spiritual Healing That No One Talks About There’s a reason why no one talks about the dark side of spiritual healing. Number one, most people aren’t even aware that there is a dark side. And if they are aware then number two: they are too uncomfortable to face or confront it. Here’s where I come in: your friendly neighborhood shadow worker. I will help to outline exactly how seeking for spiritual healing can be self-destructive and why. Sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it? Well here’s the thing: it is! Spiritual healing can feel like an enigma wrapped in a riddle, and I’ll explain why.
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plans of the hidden controllers of this world. Hence, these “star beings” are much more vulnerable when placed within artificially induced states of higher consciousness via external substances. Having said that, in the past, some of my experiences with psychedelics and medicine plants have helped me to “remember” why I chose to be here, and seemed to have activated something deep Page 28
What is Authentic Spiritual Healing?
The Dark Side Of
That No One Talks About To be as short and succinct as possible, there are two dark twins of spiritual healing:
Spiritualized Resistance The first dark twin is what I call spiritualized resistance. What does spiritualized resistance mean? Basically, it means that sometimes we can use spiritual healing as an excuse to “get rid of” certain feelings, memories, and experiences that we’ve had. What’s wrong with trying to banish or get rid of what we go through? It’s a form of resistance. And resistance leads to tremendous suffering. I’m talking anxiety, depression, anger, resentment, bitterness, and the whole shebang. I believe that everyone in the spiritual community needs to understand that trying to “heal” is not always about healing. In fact, often, healing is used as an excuse to deny, suppress, disown, or reject what we’re going through. It is completely understandable to want to try and get rid of our suffering – particularly if we are exhausted and deeply wounded. But here’s the thing: desperately trying to heal can actually exacerbate your unhappiness and deepen your resistance to what’s happening, thereby preventing you from actually healing! I will repeat that sentence again (read it slowly): desperately trying to heal can intensify your unhappiness and deepen your resistance to what’s happening,
within me, like a positive trigger. So there is a paradox in all of this as well. However, as mentioned before, I strongly feel that the times have changed. The veil is getting thinner, as the different realms breach into each other, creating more openings and portals for occult hostile forces to leak through. Working with medicine plants in this day and age is very different when compared to a few years ago. We are living in very different times, energetically speaking, and everything is intensifying exponentially. I also want to acknowledge that for some
thereby preventing you from actually healing! It is important for us to understand that true spiritual healing is about facing, acknowledging, exploring, and integrating what we are going through. It’s not about trying to escape our reality!
Dark Spiritual Teachers The second dark twin is perpetrated by spiritual “healers” and practitioners who are aware – either on a conscious or unconscious level – of the first dark twin of spiritual healing. These teachers are aware of the addictive quality of the push-and-pull game of eternal self-improvement and they use it for their own self-gain. I see this literally everywhere. It’s a sad thing to behold. It’s prevalent in people who believe they must pay big bucks to “manifest their desires,” keep their vibration high, and basically accumulate more and be more (as if who they are and what they have isn’t already enough). When does this getting and being more actually end? It’s an eternal cycle that leads to suffering (which I wrote about in my thought-provoking self-improvement article). Then, of course, you have the more sinister breed of spiritual teachers who appear divine and enlightened on the surface but are raging megalomaniacs underneath. A true spiritual teacher will always give your power back to you, but a false spiritual teacher will not only parade around people, there may still be some benefits to working with medicine plants in the right context, set and setting. In the end, it’s a personal choice, and as I said before, I’m not here to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t be doing. You need to decide for yourself. However, rest assured that you do not need any “medicine plants” to heal or “wake up”, so don’t believe the hype. For me personally, in this day and age, as the energies are intensifying, the risks of working with these psychoactive plants far outweigh the benefits, hence I’m stepping
Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. – Akshay Dubey I hope that during the course of this article, I have communicated myself clearly. Spiritual healing itself isn’t to blame, rather it is our mental approach towards spiritual healing. When spiritual healing is used as a way to avoid, deny, suppress, and disown our issues through “spiritualized resistance” we are abusing its potential. And when spiritual healing is used as a dangling carrot by unethical and unwise spiritual teachers, then it is being desecrated. What is authentic spiritual healing? True spiritual healing is about facing, acknowledging, exploring, and integrating what we are going through. It’s not about trying to escape our reality! It’s really as simple as that. Just think of it this way: if you had a blistering sore oozing blood and puss … would you really achieve much by covering your eyes and pretending to ignore it? No. The pain and infection would still be there. Would you really heal by pretending the sore wasn’t yours or by making it someone else’s responsibility to look after? No. You’d still carry that sore with you everywhere. It wouldn’t go away any time soon. The only way to heal that blistering sore is to face it, accept it, and find ways of alleviating your suffering – not as a way of trying to escape your reality – but as a form of self-love. This, to me, is true spiritual healing. So when it comes to spiritual healing, please be mindful of these traps and practice healthy caution. Critical thinking skills and radical self-honesty are so vital in this day and age. MMM I’ve been guilty of using spiritual healing as a way to try and escape my suffering before. As a person who has wrestled with anxiety for years, I have often fallen into the trap of trying to spiritually bypass my suffering through fluffy feelgood thinking or methods that promise to instantly “get rid” of anxiety. It doesn’t work. Trying to put a band-aid on a festering sore will only make it worse. Resisting your reality, even in a “spiritual” way, will only serve to deepen your suffering. The only way out is through. You need to go to the core and roots of your issues in order to heal them.
away from the “medicine path”. My recent inner experiences have also clearly shown me that that using medicine plants is becoming an obstacle in my personal process of soul integration and awakening, regardless of any possible entity interference “side effects”. For me, the focus has shifted towards doing the work of naturally anchoring to higher consciousness frequencies via the embodiment process and reconnecting with my inner body-technology (DNA activation) without any external substance/catalyst or “medicine”.
Rules for Living From page 10
2. Natural Sincerity This virtue encompasses kindness and authenticity. To me, it has a feeling of compassion and an all-encompassing love for all beings. When we are sincere and act with integrity, we move towards peace and inner tranquility. Our conscience clear, we don’t have the inner niggles over our dishonest actions that can erode a peaceful mind. Much of these four pillars relate to karma, the law of cause and effect, and maintaining equilibrium and impeccability. This virtue is honesty, simplicity, and faithfulness, says Wayne Dyer. It is about being true to yourself and walking your talk. According to Dyer, if you find this challenging, try affirming, “I no longer need to be insincere or dishonest. This is who I am, and this is how I feel.”
by the Dalai Lama who often says; “my religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.” In life, it is far more important to be kind than to be right, and to be kind rather than important. Gentleness is an umbrella for forgiveness, acceptance and love. It is much like the yogic term ahimsa, or nonviolence. When we give up being right and being superior, we start accepting ourselves and others, and so much conflict in our lives drops away. “Gentleness generally implies that you no longer have a strong egoinspired desire to dominate or control others, which allows you to move into a rhythm with the universe. You cooperate with it, much like a surfer
3. Gentleness Gentleness is a deeply powerful trait. Often interpreted as weakness, gentleness is sensitivity, respect, and reverence for all life. Perhaps this virtue can be summed up
Kratom From page 9
of the actions of dictatorial regimes in Southeast Asia declaring kratom illegal, when these countries are major opiumgrowing and processing centers, with significant addiction rates. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of opioid drugs, both licit and illicit, and it has a huge addiction epidemic underway, which began in earnest when the FDA allowed opioids such as oxycodone to be prescribed for pain, outside of the cancer and hospice care settings. When the DEA finally began to clamp down on the pill mills and easy access to opioids in response to growing overdose rates, many patients turned to street drugs such as cheap heroin and knockoff copies of opioids (especially fentanyl and its many analogues). These illicit drugs of uncertain composition were, in turn, causing yet more deaths. So, what did the DEA do? They went after and filed a Notice of Intent to schedule kratom, which by itself has never killed anyone and is frequently helping those dependent on opioids and other prescription and illicit drugs to quit them! The millions of U.S. kratom consumers mobilized – and, with the support of leading scientists familiar with kratom, an experienced legal team, public relations experts, and lobbyists – obtained support from Congress and Senate, causing the DEA to rescind their proposed scheduling of kratom in December, 2016. In the past year or so, the battle – this time led by the FDA – is heating up and, once again, kratom’s advocates are defending the recognized, published scientific truth about this remarkable plant. Why Is Kratom So Important and Why Should It Be Kept Legal? 1. It has been argued that whole natural herbs have co-evolved with humanity to serve our needs and are safer and balanced in ways single-ingredient drugs can never be. 2. Herbs are “the People’s Medicines” – low cost, gentle, and effective when used with some training and sensitivity.
3. The FDA wasn’t set up -- nor does the U.S. Constitution permit it -- to decide which herbs and supplements we should be allowed to use. (Yes, they have been allowed to act outside of their allowed powers by the Controlled Substances Act, but this is in the process of being changed as we see in the loosening of cannabis prohibition.) 4. Someday, we all may find ourselves in chronic pain and want something we can easily access to treat our pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, diabetes, etc. – without the mental side-effects of other herbal products. We want other choices than pharmaceuticals, when they are available. 5. If we allow government agencies to take control over our access to a sense of wellbeing supported by kratom, what will they take next in the name of protecting us? Turmeric? Cat’s Claw? Green tea? No one understands the value of kratom more than those who have suffered decades of chronic pain, while our medical establishment – limited to synthetic drugs – has been able to provide them no real lasting comfort, much less a “cure”. When these people have tried kratom and found blessed relief, it usually opens their eyes to how the business model of the pharmaceutical industry has failed them. The thought of losing this piece of our natural heritage becomes intolerable. This realization among the community of kratom consumers is what is driving their refusal to let government agencies deny them the freedom to responsibly use this herb. This is not about “getting high” or abusing an unapproved “drug”. This is a fight for the freedom to use a gift of Nature, by the 3-5 Million Americans (and uncounted Canadians) who have experienced the limitations of pharmaceutical medicines – and found a renewed sense of wellbeing
who rides with the waves instead of trying to overpower them. Gentleness means accepting life and people as they are, rather than insisting that they be as you are. As you practice living this way, blame disappears and you enjoy a peaceful world.” – Wayne Dyer
4. Supportiveness When we are supportive of ourselves, with kind words, loving actions and selfcare, we are naturally supportive of others. This virtue is the basic tenet of humanity. We are naturally social beings and, at our core, we want to be with others and to help others. Many experiments show how humans are motivated by connection and will move towards this rather than other things. When we give to others, share and support others, we become happy. Our lives become meaningful and our hearts full. Supportiveness is about service. Open hearted
and joy in life, despite their physical and emotional ailments. The Ancients worshiped trees and herbs -- they recognized the utility and beauty and the beneficence of Nature and the Creator in providing such gateways leading to better Health, heightened Awareness, and Consciousness. Modern folks have been trained to fear and see the use of natural herbs (which coevolved to serve humanity) as abuse and potentially dangerous -- though the facts show us that modern medicines cause far more deaths (even when properly used under medical supervision) and don’t even attempt to address the root causes of disease. This article is a narrative of the ongoing battle for one very important multipurpose herb: kratom. Success here can be a turning point toward a healthier future. (Kratom is unusual in that its medicinal effects are generally easily recognized by those who consume it; this leaves it open to being stigmatized as an “unapproved drug” and “substance of abuse” rather than as a pleasant “Gift of Nature”.) Many people testify that kratom has helped them in ways that modern drugs and even surgery could not approach. Some of these people are even trained medical doctors. This growing crisis in pain, which has resulted from more than a century of medical monopoly where only symptoms are treated and few cures are even attempted – even when medical science knows they exist. What stops them from being used? Natural substances can’t be patented, so the enormously expensive costs involved in creating, testing, and marketing a pharmaceutical drug cannot be recovered, nor can ownership of the drug be protected by patent. Kratom reveals the limitations of our increasingly expensive medical system, which is failing so many of us. PTSD and suicide rates are up, both in the general population and among military veterans –
service for the sake of helping others and benefiting others, with no thought to our own gain. Supportiveness is also about holding space for another, listening to another, and being there for others. It is radical loving kindness in action. This quote by the poet, Hafiz, sums it up: “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me’.” “The greatest joy comes from giving and serving, so replace your habit of focusing exclusively on yourself and what’s in it for you. When you make the shift to supporting others in your life, without expecting anything in return, you’ll think less about what you want and find comfort and joy in the act of giving and serving.” — Wayne Dyer Let these four virtues fragrance your life, and notice the grace and ease that will come your way. For each one of these virtues brings in a way of being that is light, graceful and flowing and will help you shed destructive, self defeating patterns that sabotage your inner peace and happiness. “The four cardinal virtues are a road map to the simple truth of the universe. To revere all of life, to live with natural sincerity, to practice gentleness, and to be in service to others is to replicate the energy field from which you originated.” — Wayne Dyer
and a handful of antidepressants, benzo’s, and antipsychotic drugs aren’t helping. None know this more pointedly than the chronic pain sufferers, many of whom discovered kratom when their doctors cut off their access to opioids, even though they weren’t abusing them, and were offered no other viable option to control their pain. Now, the same forces which arbitrarily decided that doctors should reduce their prescribing of opioids, are determined to make kratom inaccessible to suffering patients, under threat of prison. Where is the compassion and concern for the patient? The effort to criminalize kratom is apparently all about money. The safety and low addiction potential of the raw leaf have been amply proven, but our FDA refuses to consider the consensus of scientific evidence. Nature’s best relief is considered no good without the FDA stamp of approval. On the bright side, we beat the DEA and stopped their ban with Congressional support in 2016 – no other movement has ever done that. We are stronger in the numbers of consumers and leadership than ever. We can’t afford to lose this fight – too many people will die, if kratom is criminalized. Isn’t it strange how attitudes toward herbal botanicals have changed since trees with kedemba’s usefulness were treated with reverence? Appreciation for kratom/kedemba is alive and well among 3-5 Million North Americans and we’re determined to keep it so. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ andrew-weil-md/why-plants-areusually-be_b_785139.html Pinney Associates’ 8-Factor Analysis: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9ba5 da_81de7c70750748f2807bf0d1b96e 301d.pdf For More Information on Kratom, see this: https://www.americankratom.org/ kratom-information Paul Kemp, author and writer on healthrelated topics. For those who want to learn more about kratom and sample the very best, visit: https://www.reddevilkratom.com/ default.asp People can find Paul on Twitter @ Healthseeker and Facebook -- PaulkempIII; my blog @ Tinyurl.com/cknnqps
CBD Oil Reduces Chronic Illness Pain By Vicki Batts www.natural.news
EDICAL MARIJUANA HAS been legalized in a growing number of U.S. states, for an array of diseases and conditions. CBD oil, in particular, is growing in popularity, for its ability to treat a number of ailments without the psychoactive effects typically associated with regular cannabis. For those who struggle with chronic pain, CBD oil could provide a new sense of hope. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant — and research has shown that this particular cannabinoid is especially effective at relieving pain. CBD oil holds promise for people suffering with fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and other conditions that cause pain. If CBD sounds familiar, it’s probably because the compound has garnered attention for its ability to treat otherwiseintractable seizure disorders in young children.
How CBD can help fight pain
CBD is just one of the many cannabinoids found in marijuana. Humans have their own endocannabinoid system, and it is through this system that CBD (and other cannabinoids) are able to exact their effects. As sources explain, CBD “activates endocannabinoid signaling while also suppressing an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydroxylase – or FAAH – which breaks down beneficial anandamide.” The suppression of FAAH can help increase anandamide, which could be one source of health benefits. (https://www.naturalhealth365. com/chronic-illness-cbd-2276.html) Studies have consistently shown that cannabis’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system can provide relief to patients with pain. Research has shown that low levels of endocannabinoids are linked to fibromyalgia. Antagonists that work against the endocannabinoid system have been shown to increase fibromyalgia pain, while agonists (which have a promotional effect on the bodily system) are thought to reduce pain. Essentially, CBD interacts with receptors in your brain and immune system, helping to reduce inflammation and consequently, pain. In one study of fibromyalgia patients, researchers found that those who were given cannabis “reported less pain, decreased stiffness, enhanced relaxation and improved well-being over control groups who had not received the cannabis.” But it’s not just fibro sufferers that can
benefit from cannabinoids: A recent study of 120 migraine patients found that CBD supplementation reduced the frequency of migraines by nearly 50 percent. Studies have also shown that CBD can be beneficial for people suffering with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), multiple sclerosis (MS), insomnia and arthritis. It can also help relieve symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment, like pain and nausea. (https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-oilfor-pain#cancer-treatment)
Benefits beyond pain relief
Pain relief is a major attribute of cannabis and CBD, that’s for sure — but the benefits don’t end there. Unlike Big Pharma’s flagship pain relievers, CBD does not carry a high risk of addiction and poses virtually no serious health risks. Compared to opioids, which have spurred a nationwide addiction epidemic, cannabis is like a lamb. There is also a very low risk of withdrawal symptoms with CBD and cannabis; the most common “withdrawal effects” reported are related to the return of the original pain symptoms. In addition to relieving the symptoms of conventional cancer treatment, research
has shown that cannabis and its compounds like CBD are able to fight off cancer themselves. Earlier this year, one brave woman came forward to speak out about the amazing success she had treating her breast cancer with a CBD oil supplement. Forty-four year old Dee Mani said her cancer was gone in just five months of treatment. (https://www.naturalnews. com/2018-02-14-cannabis-over-chemowoman-says-the-oil-cured-her-aggressivebreast-cancer-in-5-months.html) Many people have shared their success stories about ditching conventional medicine in favor of a plant-based alternative like CBD oil. With so much evidence, it’s hard to imagine why the U.S. government has been so slow to change their stance on cannabis and its clearly medicinal compounds. Learn more about the wonders of this herbal medicine at CBDs.news, and visit PlantMedicine.news for more coverage of plant-based healing. Sources for this article include: NaturalHealth365.com;Healthline.com
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Turmeric is an example of a remyelinating compound, which denotes a substance with proven nerve-regenerative effects. Remyelinating compounds work to repair the protective sheath around the nerve bundle known as myelin, an area often damaged in autoimmune and vaccine-induced disorders. Research shows that even small doses of these restorative substances can produce significant nerve regeneration. The Western model of pharmaceutical intervention has created a culture that seeks to identify and isolate the “active ingredient” of an organic substance. What this fails to account for is that organic compounds often work in concert: isolates by themselves may lack a critical key that another plant element provides. Cucurmin is the isolated active ingredient in turmeric, however, new research shows that another element found in turmeric has magical properties of its own. In an exciting study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, researchers found that a little-known component within turmeric, Ar-tumerone, may make “a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease.” The study found that when brain cells were exposed to ar-tumerone, neural stem cells increased in number and complexity, indicating a healing effect was taking place. This effect was replicated in rats, who when exposed to ar-tumerone saw increased neural stem cell production and the generation of healthy new brain cells.
Green Tea A 2014 paper studying the active compounds in green tea (known as catechins, a main class of micronutrient), determined that green tea catechins are not only antioxidant and neuroprotective, they actually stimulate the brain to produce more neurons. Because of this therapeutic effect on damaged regions of the brain, green tea has been shown to have exciting implications in the treatment of ‘incurable’ neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease. This prompted researchers to declare green tea catechins “...a highly useful complementary approach..” in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Further investigation of green tea examined a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine, and found it to promote growth of new neurons and brain stem cells, in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease.
Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo Biloba is considered a powerhouse in the herbal medicine pharmacopoeia, and its implications for brain health are equally potent. Ginkgo has demonstrated at least 50 distinct health benefits, and its medicinal value is documented in the treatment of more than 100 different diseases. There are numerous studies on Ginkgo’s ability to stimulate levels of a critical brain protein called BDNF: brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein affects healing in damaged regions of the brain and is essential in the regulation, growth and survival of brain cells, making it especially important for long-term memory. Ginkgo is so effective that a 2006 paper published in the European Journal of Neurology found it to be as useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as the blockbuster drug, Donepezil. Recently, a new mechanism behind Ginkgo Biloba’s brain healing properties came to light with the publication of an article in Cell and Molecular Neurobiology. Researchers determined that Ginkgo is effective, in part, due to its ability to modulate neural stem cells (NSC’s) into the type of cell that is necessary in the specific region of the brain where the BDNF proteins are active. NSC’s are multipotent cells; they have the amazing ability to shapeshift into any of the many different phenotypes of cells that make Page 31
up the brain. Ginkgo stimulates the growth of the right cell phenotype for the affected region of the brain, giving our brain exactly what’s needed, where it’s needed. Now that’s intelligent medicine!
4. Eat Your Veggies
Want to stimulate brain cell regrowth while you’re having lunch? Add some freshly steamed broccoli to your plate! Science has added a substance called sulforaphane, found in sulfur-rich vegetables such as broccoli, to the growing list of neuritogenic substances that have been documented to stimulate nerve growth in the brain. The study, published in the journal Genesis, reveals that sulforaphane, in addition to stimulating new nerve growth, has demonstrated significant healing properties as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, as well as preventing disease and death of healthy neurons. Adding to the excitement surrounding these findings, researchers observed the beneficial effect on neural stem cells that results in their differentiation to specific, useful types of neurons, lending powerful support to the hypothesis that sulforaphane stimulates brain repair. Vegetables containing sulforaphane include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard leaves, radish, turnips, watercress, and bok choy. For therapeutic benefit, try to consume at least 3 cups per day, raw or cooked.
5. Employ Continuous Learning
Aging is often associated with cognitive decline, both in research and anecdotal evidence. However, a growing body of literature shows that retaining a sharp, lucid brain means never retiring our critical thinking skills. The need to continually challenge and expand our thinking was demonstrated in the aforementioned 2011 study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry. In this study, the leisure time activities of a group of older adults (ages 70-89) were monitored for effect on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The study determined that the level of complexity of the activity was key to its effectiveness at preventing MCI. Working with computers, reading books, and activities associated with patterns and problem solving contributed to a significant decrease in the odds of developing of MCI. Less stimulating activities showed no statistical effect. This stresses the importance of feeling challenged and stimulated by the activities we pursue as we age. These findings were reinforced by a 2014 study of nearly 3,000 volunteers, spanning more than a decade. This study examined the potential long-term benefit of cognitive training in older adults. Results showed that participants demonstrated enhanced brain processing speed and reasoning skills for up to ten years after the training was completed. These tangible brain benefits spilled over into daily life and were measured in the participant’s ability to complete normal daily tasks, such as personal finances, meal preparation, and personal care routines. Said of the study, “The idea is, the more stimulating your environment, the more you’re increasing the complexity of your brain.” For more information on ways to keep your brain healthy, visit GreenMedInfo’s brain health research database. http://www. greenmedinfo.com/disease/aging-brain Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo. com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff. This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2017 Visit our Re-post guidelines http://www.greenmedinfo.com/ blog/brain-regeneration-why-its-realhow-do-it