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Using The Heart As An Organ Of Perception

Heart Based Consciousness By Shelley M. White www.matthewroda.com

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N MODERN DAY SOCIETY, especially in the Western world, if you were to ask someone to point to the place in their body where their consciousness is located and their decisions are made, they would most likely point to their head.

Our indigenous ancestors, however, would respond to the same question by pointing to their hearts. They understood the heart’s ability to intelligently perceive and decipher the world around them, and acknowledged the limitations and reductionist nature of living in a manner in which one relies primarily on the mind. They went beyond the thoughts in their heads, using the heart as an organ of perception to connect with the energy fields of other organisms – not just other humans, but the earth as well – in order to fully immerse themselves in the deeper meanings embodying their thoughts. Engaging in this kind of heart-based perception and communication with the world tends to render what once seemed important as relatively meaningless, and what once seemed meaningless as meaningful. When a person breathes in the

meaning of another organism using their heart field, a subtle shift occurs within, whether subtle or major, that forever changes them. The ancient Greeks referred to this kind of silent, invisible heartbased communication as aesthesis, which means “to breathe in.” The Heart-Brain Connection Although many of us have been taught that the heart responds to orders from the brain, sent in the form of neural networks, the truth is that the heart actually sends more orders to the brain via neural signals than the brain does to the heart. Due to this, the heart is sometimes referred to as the “heart brain” and our minds are referred to as the “cranial brain.” Neural signals sent to  the cranial brain from the heart significantly impact brain function and affect emotional and cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, and problem solving. Different patterns of heart activity have different effects on the brain. For example. the erratic, unstable patterns of heart activity experienced when stress and/or negative feelings are present send corresponding neural signals from the heart to the cranial brain that inhibit cognitive faculties. As a result, the ability to reason and think clearly is impaired, which may be the reason why many act impulsively and make poor decisions in stressful situations. On the other hand, the stable, orderly patterns of heart activity during pleasant situations and in the presence of positive feelings result in

corresponding neural signals sent from the heart to the brain which improve cognitive functions and encourage mental stability. So, making an effort to manifest a life that evokes positive feelings can greatly increase cognitive abilities and emotional stability. The Heart Brain Connection In Response To Stimuli One study found that the heart receives and reacts to stimuli before it even occurs, formulating a response to the incoming input before the brain even has a chance to process it. Researchers refer to this phenomenon as a “body premonition.” This further encourages the notion that implementing the heart as an organ of perception may be far wiser than isolating the brain as the primary centre of perception and consciousness.

YThe Heart And Energy Fields The heart, which holds the title as the organ with the most powerful electromagnetic field in the body, can sense the heart of another individual up to ten feet away. Since the brain is highly sensitive to the reactions of the heart, it is able to pick up this kind of electromagnetic “heart sensing” and essentially alter the brain waves of another individual, as well as themselves, and/or actually synchronize their brainwaves with the other person’s. Most of us have met a person whose presence, for no apparent reason,

caused a sense of discomfort – whether it was sadness, anger, anxiety, or any other uneasy feeling – that warranted the decision to not forge a deeper connection with them. Just as we may not know why we felt this way around them, as they said all the right words and presented themselves in a “socially acceptable” way, we often may not pick up on the fact that this is occurring because of the other person’s energy and it is, in reality, not personal at all. In this way, the electromagnetism of the heart greatly shapes our relationships, guiding us by what seems to be an almost effortless gravitation to connect with the heart fields of some people who then become friends and/or romantic partners, and steering us away from people whose heart energies clash with our own. This type of energy sensing also occurs with places, objects, and so on. For example, when you go to a restaurant and the hostess tells you that you can sit wherever you would like, you most likely do not choose just any given table. You are far more likely to observe the room, checking out various seating options, even if your consideration of each is fleeting. Then you choose one table, oftentimes

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Why ‘Sustainable’ Earth, But NOT Sustainable

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push it that it now requires no logic, reason or ability to make your argument. Like a religion, Activist Post the movement seems to be strictly based on blind faith and emotional commitment to that HE GLOBALIST PLANS position, like rooting for a favourite team for depopulation and global without having to know the entire detailed enslavement could not history of that team. This recent confrontation reminded me be any clearer. The oddities and that it’s important to continue to challenge idiosyncrasies behind the Agenda this global enslavement agenda which is disguised as a religion built on faith-based 21 movement cloaked inside assumptions, propaganda, logical fallacies, the climate movement is often and disinformation. Let’s step back and ask overwhelming to anyone who more important questions that will challenge the paradigm of global control looming in the thinks on their own and values the background of the climate religion and Agenda human experience. One need only 21 “sustainable” living. to tune into one’s own intuition, Knowing that the primary goal is control of all human activity, let us ask questions and apply basic common sense, like — how about the sustainability of human knowledge, and reason to figure out freedom? Doesn’t human consciousness how we are being lied to today. deserve sustainability also? Is it really normal to live in a future world where government Consider this: Why is the control system monitors what you are doing, how much so eager to push for “sustainable” earth but nothing else apparently needs to be sustainable? energy you are consuming and subsequently punishing you for breaking the rules? Isn’t Remember, this is the same “climate change” “sustaining” human freedom important? multi-billion dollar movement that spun off Like, very important? in the name of the now long Isn’t the need to dead and gone global warming Doesn’t human sustain true justice, hoax movement pushed by the liberty and equality globalist secret Club of Rome consciousness also very important? after their creation in April of deserve Isn’t it sickening and 1968 while working under the hypocritical that the orders of the Committee of 300. sustainability also? world’s wealthiest 16% For those who still can’t wrap are said to consume Is it really normal to their heads around this reality, over 80% of the planet’s you will never get to the core live in a future world resources? Isn’t it questions that matter. Instead, disturbing that those as I’ve often discovered from where government who have concocted conversation and debates with this plan for global monitors what you the usual “progressive” climate sustainability are part advocates, their knowledge, are doing, how of the same 16% (more passion and beliefs are all like 0.01%) who are based on faith. That’s right, much energy you consuming the most faith in what another “scientist” resources? are consuming or government authority has What about claimed. and subsequently “sustaining” human I recently challenged a health by removing “climate” activist in the streets of punishing you for ALL genetically Hollywood. The woman seemed breaking the rules? modified (GMO) happy to tackle the climate issue, foods from the planet? hoping to lure me into her allplanet-loving happy vibration How is Monsanto and get me to donate to the movement. When I contributing to sustainability when in the bestkindly but firmly confronted her as to why she case scenario their genetically modified food believed what she believed, when I challenged is at least suspected of causing cancer and her on the scientific and the conspiratorial sides of disease? Wouldn’t it be a move in a positive the argument she dismissed both arguments with, direction for human sustainability to terminate “I know a researcher who agrees with me” and all GMO foods now? Or does human health “I just don’t believe that,” respectively. In terms sustainability not count? Why are there still of anything to do with science (CO2, knowledge toxins all around the planet affecting human of Greenhouse gases, the earth, the atmosphere health sustainability without a globalist secret and climate) her only rebuttal was her knowledge society having meetings to stop this?? obtained by another scientist. When I mentioned IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate F Hypocrisy Change) and how all of these “scientists” are government sponsored with a clear-cut agenda, One aspect of those who follow the she appeared to have no knowledge of this. climate religion that begs explanation When I mentioned Michael Mann and his fake is their willingness to ingest all sorts of exposed so-called “Hockey Stick” graph which poisons into their bodies (which ultimately ignored major temperature fluctuations on earth also affects the planet as well when the throughout history (Medieval warm period, Littlebody decomposes, human waste, etc.), be it Ice Age), she responded with a blank look saying blatantly genetically modified toxic foods, “oh that thing”! toxic metal laced mandatory vaccines, I use this story to illustrate the ignorance chemically toxic water and an entire food that drives the “sustainable” movement of climate worship and how this ignorance is so See “SUSTAINABLE” on page 24 deeply engrained in the minds of those who

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Letters to the Editor To the New Agora Dear Friends, I am forwarding this letter to you today to bring attention to the issues of “Food Security” on Vancouver Island and what we at Shadow Mountain are doing about it. My name is Kit “the Commish” Warren, I began my farming career in 2002 and became a “Certified Organic Gardener” in 2004. For many, many, years I have watched the decline of the family farm on Vancouver Island, to the point now where it is a “food security” crisis. Our solution to the problem of Food security is an idea that we call “one farm field at a time”. The main idea behind this is forming partnerships that we call “field partners”. Essentially, owners of fallow fields that partner up with young farmers allowing the “green farmer” to get his hands in the soil. The benefit for the property owner is fresh produce for their tables. The benefit for the young farmer is the opportunity to develop their field skills and farming skills without the “land risk”. We have launched a Fundrazr (fundraiser) called “one farm field at a time”: http://bit.ly/1JTxdSP Our goal at Shadow Mountain is to: a) Revitalize Vancouver Island farm fields “one field at a time!” by entering into “field share” agreements which will allow next generation farmers opportunities to get their hands into the dirt by growing high value cash crops with their “field share partners” and selling the excess at our farm stand. b) Provide local farmer’s distribution points dedicated to seasonal non-gmo heritage breeds and seeds, grass and pasture raised produce closer to their primary target markets via our downtown farm stand and future stands c) Raise awareness of the need for a scaleable cold storage facility on Vancouver Island providing farmers with cold storage until stocks are needed for sale in the off growing months. Please help support our cause by telling your friends family and acquaintances, and help to rebuild food security on Vancouver Island. Sincerely yours, Kit “the Commish” Warren Shadow Mountain Health and Wellness www.shadowmountainwellness.ca shadowmountainwarriors@gmail.com

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ERBAL THERAPIES ARE astoundingly popular among people and their interest is growing as the dangers of pharmaceuticals become widely known and accepted. In 2008 statistician Patricia M. Barnes of the National Center for Health Statistics and her colleagues reported that almost 20 percent of children and adults in the U.S. had used an herbal medicine during the past year. That percentage according to some experts has doubled. A team led by physician David M. Eisenberg of Harvard Medical School determined that use of herbs for physical and mental problems including anxiety had risen 380 percent in seven years.

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The use of plants as treatments dates to at least 3000 b.c. although some theories propose humans have been using plants has medicine for as long as we’ve existed. Today this practice is part of a broader movement that has been fuelled by the high ineffectiveness of prescription drugs, their side effects and the fact that these drugs do not work for everyone. Natural remedies come with little to no risk and if you find the right one for your condition, you can use it for life. That being said, always consult with a Naturopathic Doctor before initiating any herbal treatments for diagnosed conditions, especially if you are already taking medication.

z1. Cannabis
Cannabis has very

powerful neuroprotective properties with an incredible ability to regulate emotional behaviour and may be the most reliable medicinal plant available as a therapeutic target for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. A study conducted with mice suggests that beta-caryophyllene may be useful in treating anxiety and depression. The findings were published online in the journal

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(valeriana officinalis) is derived from a plant native to Europe and Asia and has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that is responsible for regulating and specifically for inhibiting the activity of the brain’s neurons. Extra GABA in your system promotes relaxation and lowers stress levels. For this reason, valerian root is known as a sedative. Valerian is very effective at relieving stress itself and insomnia caused by stress. 



sedative relieves occasional anxiety and mild panic attacks. Passion Flower is a woody vine that bears small berry-like fruit called grandilla. The brightly coloured flowers and above-ground portions of the Passion Flower vine are used to derive medicinal compounds that relax the central nervous system and promote emotional balance. In the United States, Passion Flower is classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the Food and Drug Administration. Substances that receive a GRAS classification have maintained a long, safe history of common use in foods or have been determined to be safe based on proven scientific research.



z2. Valerian
Valerian root

z3. Honey
The nutrients in honey produce a calming effect, especially when taken in significant amounts. Honey can also be mixed with a suitable beverage for a good night’s sleep!

z4. Lemon Balm
A large amount of published data has emerged on the benefits of lemon balm for alleviating anxiety and mood disorders in humans. In the past five years alone, the powerful relaxing effects of lemon balm extracts have been documented by scientists around the world. These studies confirm what herbal practitioners have long known--that lemon balm in combination with other herbal agents is effective in addressing conditions related to stress and anxiety. In one study of healthy volunteers, those who took standardized lemon balm extracts (600 mg) were more calm and alert than those who

z5. Passionflower
Natural

z6. Winter Cherry
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nervous tension, occasional anxiety and mental fatigue. Winter Cherry, or Ashwagandha Root, is among the most prominent herbal preparations used in Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine that originated in India. The root of this small evergreen shrub is primarily recognized for its adaptogenic properties, meaning it naturally increases the body’s resistance to physical and emotional stress. Practitioners of Ayurveda traditionally prescribe Winter Cherry to promote gentle relaxation and emotional balance. Research has shown that Winter Cherry is a safe, natural sedative that produces the most noticeable benefits following daily use for two to six weeks.



z7. Lavender 
Lavender is a

common herb used in aromatherapy for mental health and mood. Lavender is a part of aromatherapy for headaches and depression. Lavender is a part of several scented products like perfumes soaps, shampoos and sachets. The plant is usually extracted into an oil and used in aromatherapy for mood, stress and anxiety. Lavender should be used with the recommendation of a physician, because it can interact with other medications. In one German study, a specially formulated lavender pill was shown to reduce anxiety symptoms in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as effectively as lorazepam (brand name: Ativan), an anti-anxiety medication in the same class as Valium. 



z8. Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb from the roots of Withania somnifera, a plant in the nightshade family. It has long been prized for hundreds of years for its ability to help the body deal with stress. It has also been used to boost the immune system, improve memory, and to promote overall wellness.

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Research shows that L-theanine helps

curb a rising heart rate and blood pressure, and human studies have found that it reduces anxiety. In one study, anxiety-prone subjects were calmer and more focused during a test if they took 200 milligrams of L-theanine beforehand. Astonishingly, even extremely short-term use of theanine had remarkable

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HAT DO ATMOSPHERIC aerosol geoengineering, the genetic engineering of foods and the reordering of the human genome – have in common? They are all part of an attempt to alter the fundamental building blocks of life and to put in their place an artificial substitute that is one hundred percent subject to the will of its owner-controllers. Clearly these owner-controllers fully believe their personal vision of ‘the perfect life’ to be greatly superior to any other. But no megalomaniac knows that he is a megalomaniac, so unless physically removed from their position of influence – much damage can be expected to result. Many of us today puzzle over the weird, surreal even, diversion that life appears to have taken to have allowed such anti-life authoritarian figureheads to gain any traction at all on this planet. Not just to espouse their insane visions, but to actually garner enough support to set them in motion. Does their gaining such a substantial command over the workings of society expose a fundamental weakness at the core of human kind? A sub-conscious predilection to close the eyes and brain to that which lies beyond immediate domestic and self interested concern? While such a kink in human kind might tell some of the story, it does not tell the whole story; although there are obvious grounds for arriving at such a simplistic conclusion. Not

The Reengineering of Life – And How to Prevent It least the fact that various forms of intellectual laziness are – and have been – fashionable for a long time. And if people don’t want to be seen as ‘different’ they will go to great lengths to fit into the accepted pattern of the day, decade, century. They will be content to be slaves rather than carry forward the torch of truth. And this is fecund ground for the rise and rise of the power-monger, who may find little resistance to his manipulative skills and attendant desire to dominate. Nature abhors a vacuum, so the fact that some exploitive element would occupy the vacant seat could almost be considered inevitable. However, it is not inevitable that whatever or whoever occupies the vacant seat must be a life exploiter rather than a life supporter. Neither is it inevitable that the majority of human kind should spend the greater part of their lives in a state of abject slumber. It is far more likely that much of what recent researchers ‘down the rabbit hole’ have

brought back to the surface is broadly true: namely, that most varieties of megalomania are the result of a conditioned, disciplined school of control-freak persuasion. One with direct connections to hierarchical god-king lines of ancestry linking royal blood lines, powerful fiefdoms and strongholds of religious fanaticism, going back for centuries. A critical factor in the maintenance of the dark empires that symbolize the obsessive unipolar power of these lines, is the desire to keep all powers and possessions tightly tethered within a small number of bloodline connected family units. I have a degree of insider information concerning this, as I was brought-up within the British upper-class world that takes such powers for granted. The landed estates of the wealthy, well connected elites, are quite simply fortresses that act to reinforce their owner’s belief in themselves as ‘best leaders’. Little empires, having all the qualities that dark-side depopulationists and corporate kings crave. The largest royal blood-line fiefdoms

are quite literally isolated from the outside world. Thus they ‘become the world’ for those that inherit and maintain them. Such people form the core of most political think-tanks of Europe and North America. They go to the same universities, share the same clubs and mix within the same social milieux. Thus one gets the ‘two world’ phenomenon that divides by money and class, the societies of the Western world and beyond. It is here where the divisive and sinister get to work. Not only is inter-family marriage put in place to safeguard the accumulated wealth, but so is the engineering of human, animal and plant DNA also indulged in for the same ends. To invent and to patent a ‘novel’ life form is to acquire control and ownership of it in perpetuity. In the inner sanctum, plans are hatched that will ensure ownership of the world by ‘a chosen few’. The powers that they accord to themselves are almost limitless, that is why bankers sit at the pinnacle of the elite cabal pyramid.  They arrange the world’s finances so that all the collateral and all the cash lands up in their pockets. This is the debt slavery system to which we all subscribe. At least nearly all. It ensures the longevity of the elite blood lines and their highly acquisitive ambitions. It is the fuel that keeps the world in a perpetual state of division and war. And it is overseen and protected by a legal system whose key officers are closely vetted members of the same club. The club that finances both the ‘terrorists’ and the ‘anti-terrorists’ at the same time. The club that divides, conquers and kills until all the fear-struck survivors can do

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ho knew that the revolution would start with those radical Icelanders? It does, though. One Frosti Sigurjonsson, a lawmaker from the ruling Progress Party, issued a report today that suggests taking the power to create money away from commercial banks, and hand it to the central bank and, ultimately, Parliament. http://bit.ly/1DLgDkc

Geo-Politics Activist Warns About Climate Treaties, Legislation Planned For December 2015

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ear Fellow Activist,: It is vital to understand the season of our activism. Climate change related treaties scheduled to be enacted this December will most likely include the global legalization of geoengineering programs. Why is this particular development so critical to our movement? http://bit.ly/1DCTCPm

Foreign Aid is meant to cripple people

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ritrean’s president has kicked the U.S. NGOs out of Eritrea. The tactics of President Afwerki of Eritrea defies the US and its imperialist policies toward Africa. All African Heads of State need to kick out the NGO charitable industrial complex and design their own reforms by themselves for their own implementation and independence. President Isaias Afwerki says African mineral resources are not sustainable for economic development in the immediacy. Developing infrastructure for this will take generations to come. http://bit.ly/1DCUTG5

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In Defense of Dzhokhar: The Real Smoking Gun in Boston

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e’re been told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, are guilty of detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. After such a long trial, followed by lengthy sentencing and penalty phases, are we any closer to knowing what really happened that day? The stakes could not be higher. Already, numerous Boston bombing victims and bystanders are speaking out in public opposing any death penalty sentence for alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. http://bit.ly/1ESpA13

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he callousness of America’s political and business leaders is shocking once you start looking at the numbers. America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. Financier and CEO Peter Schiff said, “People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy.” The 16 million kids on food stamps know what it’s like to go hungry..

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New German Study DESTROYS Global Warming Hysteria!

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new study out of Germany casts further doubt on the so-called global warming “consensus” by suggesting the atmosphere may be less sensitive to increases in carbon dioxide emissions than most scientists think. A study by scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Meteorology found that man-made aerosols had a much smaller cooling effect on the atmosphere during the 20th Century than was previously thought. Why is this big news? It means increases in carbon dioxide emissions likely cause less warming than most climate models suggest. http://bit.ly/1GGDJMg

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Health Scientists in Canada Being Censored from Covering Dangers of Aluminum in Vaccines

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t is very obvious to anyone paying attention these days that news regarding vaccine safety is routinely censored in the mainstream media. We know that the U.S. Government puts pressure on the U.S. media to not publish anything negative regarding vaccine safety, as Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under President Obama, openly admitted this in an interview with Reader’s Digest. http://bit.ly/1EqKUHB

Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives

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very time you purchase mass-produced processed “food” from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you’re choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies. http://bit.ly/1E1QDqp

US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet

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mall family/peasant farms produce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of global food production. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quarter of the planet’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. http://bit.ly/1D3LgU6

Monsanto knew of glyphosate/cancer link 35 years ago

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ith Monsanto continuing to protest that glyphosate and Roundup are effectively harmless (5) if used according to instructions, in spite of accumulating evidence to the contrary, we undertook a search through Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) records with a view to finding out what was known about glyphosate at the time of its initial registration. This followed up earlier investigations by Sustainable Pulse which highlighted a sudden change in the EPA view on toxicity in 1991. What was discovered was very revealing. http://bit.ly/1FrbfDh

Shaken baby syndrome used to imprison parents to cover up vaccine damage

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very year, hundreds of U.S. parents are tried and convicted in criminal court for supposedly killing their babies by shaking them. But the nebulous condition known as “shaken baby syndrome,” or SBS, appears to be a grand misnomer contrived for the sole purpose of covering up the real causes of SBS death, which include vaccine damage.. http://bit.ly/1Ai7m1F

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Science, Tech & Beyond Researchers find a 250 million year old microchip in Russia

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esearchers have made another incredible discovery in Labinsk, Russia. According to scholars this discovery marks the beginning of a completely new history, one that many ancient alien theorists have been talking about for years. The object that researchers have found is believed to be some sort of ancient microchip and according to researchers, this ancient microchips dates back millions of years. After countless tests, researchers have come to the conclusion that this antique piece was used as some sort of microchip in ancient times. http://bit.ly/1Ja8k5e

Leave Facebook if you don’t want to be spied on, warns EU

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he European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen’s data. The comments were made by EC advocate Bernhard Schima in a case brought by privacy campaigner Maximilian Schrems, looking at whether the data of EU citizens should be considered safe if sent to the US in a post-Snowden revelation landscape. http://bit.ly/1BsewRf

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5 Signs You Might be a Well Armed Lamb … or a Lion By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Waking Times

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HE NOW FAMOUS (infamous) quote, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding on what to eat for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote,” which is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but not confirmed, has been dissected left and right. For the purpose of this article, we will not be attempting to discover the validity of the quote’s author. We will be focusing on the vitality of the wellarmed lamb concept. Worrying about who wrote it is a distraction from the powerful impact of what has been written. The concept is what really matters. I can attribute it to whomsoever I please: Gandhi, Thoreau, Genghis Khan, or even Hitler, and the concept would still be true. Besides, as Abbie Hoffman (or whoever) wrote, “You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” Having said that, let’s dive into five ways you may already be a well-armed lamb.

1.) You’ve Broken the Shepherd’s Spell

preconditioning, to, as Nietzsche said, “rebaptize our badness into the best in us.” Like Eliezer Yudkowsky said, “You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” Lambs are victims of their preconditioning. Even wolves are victims of it; they are just more ruthless about it and on the other end of the power spectrum. It is only the well-armed lamb, the lamb-turned-lion, who has reconditioned the preconditioning and thus broken the Shepherd’s parochial spell. Better a day as a lion mocking wolves, than a lifetime as a lamb kowtowing to them. Indeed, a lion never loses sleep over the opinions of wolves, let alone sheep.

2.) You Practice the Zen of Fearlessness “Regard fear as the kindling to build a big fire of fearlessness.” –Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche You understand that in order to be a force to be reckoned with in this world, you cannot come from a place of fear, but from a place of fearlessness. You live a courage-based lifestyle, having left the typical fear-based lifestyle of modern day cultures behind. You don’t seek invulnerability like a coward in a tank afraid of the world. You have become absolutely vulnerable like a ninja in the light fearless of the world. Your courage is your intimacy with fear, your embracing of risk. Like Jonathan Lear said, “To be human is necessarily to be a vulnerable risk-taker; to be a courageous human is to be good at it.” And you are damn good at it too. Nothing is safe from your questioning heart which you use like a double edged sword to cut through the outdated way of things. Attitude is everything, and your attitude is, “nothing can stop me, but me.” Your fearlessness is not founded upon lack of fear, but on transforming fear itself. Fearlessness is not the absence of fear; it is being absolutely terrified, but doing it anyway. You have simply decided to use fear as a steppingstone toward something greater, rather than as an emotion that cripples you into a state of cowardice. Fear is your kindling. Fear is the compost that causes the seed of your courage to become robust. Your Fear is not a setback, but a reason to push back at power. Like Karl Frei said, “Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure.” Being afraid and doing it anyway, because it needs to be done, is always an adventure, especially when it is also an ordeal. Like the Zen proverb says, “The obstacle is the path.” Also,”It is not the path that is difficult, but the difficulty that is the path.”

“To efficiently control the human farm, you need a majority of broken, self-attacking, insecure, shallow, vain and ambitious sheep, forever consumed by inconsequentialities like weight, abs and celebrities –and a minority of volatile, angry and dominant sheepdogs, which you can dress up in either a green (military) or a blue (police) costume and use to threaten and manage the herd.” –Stefan Molyneux (or at least someone using the alias of Stefan Molyneux) You understand, as William Blake (or is it Blake Williams?) did, “I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another man’s.” You daily ask yourself: am I living from programming or from purpose? You realize that if you can honestly answer “from purpose” then you’re already on the path toward becoming a well-armed lamb. If you cannot, then you are more than likely living from programming, and you are inadvertently a sheep, a victim of an unhealthy culture’s programming. That is to say, you are still under the Shepherd’s spell. The Shepherd is a metaphor for perceived authority, whatsoever or whomsoever that perceived authority may be: God, government, money, husband, wife, teacher. There’s the down and dirty rub. Like Daniel Dennett said, “There is no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.” Here’s the thing: It’s okay that you were once living from programming. We all came from a certain cultural preconditioning, even wolves and lions. But a well-armed lamb is a creature who See “LION” on page 27 has had the courage to recondition the

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HO DOESN’T LOVE music? Certainly there are some of us, but for the most part music is a big part of our lives. Whether it’s the music that we listen to on the way to work, while we workout, or the music we hear in a symphony or film, it can bring up our moods, tell us a story or even bring us down. Music has touched cultures all over the world since very early times in human history. Have you ever wondered how music might affect our health? “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel Personally I like many types of music, but I can’t say that I fall in love with a lot of music. It is usually special bands here and there that make their way through my ears that I tend to love and stick with for a long time. The beautiful thing is, everyone’s taste in music is different so no matter what music you make, you’re likely to find

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someone who will appreciate it. Of course the music industry favours certain types of music and is designed to not allow indie bands to get very far, but that is a whole other discussion. Music is capable of a number of health benefits including lowering stress levels, raising states of consciousness, changing moods, accessing different states of mind, developing the brain and is useful in meditation -which has a ton of health benefits. The fact is, there isn’t a single human culture on earth that has lived without music! For example, native Africans and Americans both used music in the form of chanting for their rituals and healing ceremonies. In Ancient Greece music was used to ease stress, soothe pain and help with sleeping patterns. Many have said music heals the soul, and it appears that they were right!

How Music Benefits Our Health n 1 Improves visual & verbal skills Several studies have shown that music education at an early age stimulates the child’s brain in a number of ways that helps to improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills. A study that looked at 4 to 6 year olds who were subject to one month of musical

training that included training in rhythm, pitch, melody, voice and basic musical concepts resulted in enhanced ability to understand words and explain their meaning. [1] A study using subjects that were 8 to 11 year olds found that those who were involved in extra-curricular music classes were developing higher verbal IQ’s and their visual ability was greater than those who were not receiving the training. [2] Even children as young as one year old  who participated in interactive music lessons with their parents had a greater ability to communicate, smiled more frequently and were showing greater signs of sophisticated brain responses to music. [3] n 2) Keeps an aging brain healthy Research has shown that having musical training and listening to or playing music in old age can help keep the brain healthy especially as it ages. Since listening to music is like exercising the brain, one can expect the benefits of better memory and mental sharpness as they age. [4] Even people who have some form of brain damage can regain partial or full access to memories (depending on severity) by listening to music, as listening can help draw on old memories and neurological patterns due to the fact that the rhythm and sounds of music stay within the core

of the mind for a long time. n 3) Music Makes You Happier As mentioned before, music has the power to do so much. It can make you feel happy, sad, excited or even pumped up. Listening to music that hits you in a special way causes your brain to release dopamine which is known as a feel good chemical. It causes us to feel emotions like happiness, excitement, joy, etc. Listening to music provides us with the same burst of happiness that we would get from eating a piece of chocolate, sex or certain drugs. Another study showed that music with a quick tempo played in a major key made people feel happy, while music with a slow tempo in a minor key more easily led to feelings of sadness.[6] n 4) Heartbeat, Pulse Rate & Blood Pressure ‘We listen to music with our muscles.’ Nietzsche Studies have shown that music strengthens the heart and improves the recovery time of patients who were suffering from heart disease. [7] Regardless of the genre of music, listening to your favourite music releases endorphins in the brain that help to improve vascular health. It has been seen

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ANNABIS OIL IS gathering an unstoppable momentum as a world class healer, and there is little or nothing Western Governments can do to stop it. Cases are popping up all over the world showing that cannabis oil has healed some very serious diseases, including anxiety disorders, epilepsy, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), cerebral palsy and cancer. This young man healed his stage IV throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer with cannabis oil. This Australian women healed her terminal stage

IV lung cancer with it. Wallace Rose in the video clip above explains how cannabis oil cured his stage IV pancreatic cancer. It is a fundamental human right, no matter where you live on the planet, to be able to access and use whatever medicine you want to heal yourself. And, thankfully, we are beginning to see that Governments worldwide will not have the power to stand in the way of this natural right any longer. What’s the Difference among Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana? First of all, let’s clear up some definitions. Cannabis sativa is the plant and species; hemp and marijuana are both varieties or subspecies of it. Marijuana is actually a Spanish slang term meaning “Mary-Jane”. Marijuana is simply considered to have a higher THC content than hemp. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the unique phytonutrients or plant chemicals of cannabis. However, both hemp and marijuana contain

various cannabinoids, a class of chemicals that activate cell membrane receptors.

n A Brief History Of The Suppression Of Cannabis To those unfamiliar with the beginning of the United States, it may come as a shock to learn that hemp was a big part of the inception. Not only was hemp (in all of its forms) completely legal, but also it was actually required to be planted by the early colonists! The Founding Fathers made references to it in their writings and grew it themselves. It was widely know that hemp was an incredible plant with a wide variety of uses: textiles, rope, clothing, paper, fuel, nutrition, medicine and recreation. So how did hemp fall from such exalted status to become an illegal “controlled substance”, for which you could be imprisoned due to mere possession of it? The answer, as with many of aspects of the global conspiracy, comes back to the mega rich and powerful ruling elite families, in this case the Rockefellers. I have written other articles exposing how the Rockefellers invented modern (Western) medicine and created the Big Pharma cartel as a way to sell their petroleum-based drugs. John D. Rockefeller had the reputation as a ruthless businessman who once said, “Competition is sin.” The prohibition movement of the 1920s to ban alcohol was not really about making America more pure or morally upright. It was about the bottom line; Rockefeller wanted to eliminate competition to oil for fuel for motor-based vehicles. Similarly, the movement to ban hemp was also an attempt to destroy competition to oil-based products. Hemp is a powerful competitor to crude oil in many ways. Thus, the propaganda campaign was launched to demonized hemp and marijuana by inventing the fake phenomenon of “reefer madness”. The brainwashing worked and Congress outlawed the plant in various stages, eventually declaring it a controlled substance in 1970.

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Cannabis oil is not to be confused with hempseed oil, which is the nutritional oil made from pressing hemp seeds, and is used as a food not a medicine. Medicinal cannabis oil is made by gathering large quantities of cannabis leaves from female plants, using a solvent to strip off some or all of the THC, and boiling off the excess water to produce a rich, gold or brown-coloured concentrate. Depending on who is making it, the final product may have little or no THC, the chemical responsible for getting people “high”. For more information on one way to prepare cannabis oil, see Rick Simpson’s Run From The Cure. Science has not yet discovered all of the hundreds or thousands of cannabis phytonutrients which are responsible for the healing effects of cannabis oil, but one of the main ones is CBD (Cannabidiol). Excitingly, CBD is being studied all over the world as people are beginning to realize its phenomenal healing benefits. Many clinical studies have shown that CBD is a very effective painkiller – especially for peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes, arthritis, MS, cancer and other neurodegenerative conditions. CBD is especially brilliant because it prevents and suppresses inflammation. This means it is both a preventative and curative natural medicine. Chronic low level inflammation, as you may know, is the hidden cause of much pain and many diseases, so the potential for cannabis oil

to help a lot of people is huge.

How Does Cannabis Oil Beat Cancer? All of the cells in our body have cannabinoid receptor sites, including cells which have gone rogue and become cancerous. The brilliant thing about cannabis oil is that its THC and CBD connect to these cannabinoid receptor sites, causing the cell to increase ceramide, which then causes apoptosis or cell death. However, normal cells are unaffected by this, so cannabis oil is a targeted killer of cancer cells, leaving healthy cells intact. It reminds my very much of laetrile (or amygdalin or Vitamin B17) which functions in exactly the same way with cyanide as a targeted killer of cancer. As Dennis Hill writes, “Nature has designed the perfect medicine that fits exactly with our own immune system of receptors and signalling metabolites to provide rapid and complete immune response for systemic integrity and metabolic homeostasis.”

n The Unstoppable Momentum Of Cannabis Oil In The US Due to recent changes in State legislation in 2014, marijuana is now legal in 20 of the 50 states in the USA. In 2 of these states (Colorado and Washington), it is fully legalized for recreational use, with Oregon and Alaska to come, while the other states or territories require a medical marijuana license (you can see the state-by-state details here). So it has already come a long way, and will continue to go much further. I predict at one point it will be legal in all 50 states in the US, and eventually throughout the world. There is already legislation pending in other American states, and the US Federal Government just decided in its 2015 spending measure that it would no longer allocate funds to the DOJ (Department of Justice) to enforce marijuana laws. That’s the beginning of the end of Federal cannabis prohibition!

n The Unstoppable Momentum Of Cannabis Oil Throughout The World Many countries around the world are leaning towards legalization, including the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Argentina and India, according to this article. Uruguay became the first country in 2013 to fully legalize cannabis. It is also legal in North Korea, believe it or not!

n The Case Of Cannabis Oil Shows The People Have The Power Cannabis can have healing effects not just as cannabis oil; check out this video showing the power of raw cannabis leaves too. Truth be told, the healing power of cannabis has just barely been tapped. And, for those who don’t need to use cannabis medicinally, why not add it to your diet? The nutritional profile of hemp is unparalleled. Its protein profile is similar to that of human blood. It contains all 8 essential amino acids, as well as 2 key globulins, albumin and edestin (the latter of which is found only in hemp seeds). Edestin is so similar to protein found in the human body that it can actually repair your DNA! Additionally, hemp seeds contain the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega-6) and alphalinoleic acid (omega-3) – in the ideal ratio for optimal health (3:1). These healthy fats

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Children Grow Food Better Than Adults & Lead Paradigm Shift By Jefferey Jaxen naturalsociety.com

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IDING THE FULL force GMO backlash of 2014, communities and individuals alike are breaking down the door with Black-Friday urgency in search of better access to better food. Yet in a country where we continue to be limited by the bottom line of big corporate influences and their overarching monetary reach, the first sprouts of a mighty paradigm shift have been peeking through the dirt waiting for everyone to notice. What I’m talking about is the decentralization of food back to communities and individuals.

Children ≥ Adults In recent interviews Dr. Richard Alan Miller, herbalist and longtime fixture in alternative agriculture, has described what he sees as proof of a shift in consciousness that is occurring in his recent work on the outskirts of Mexico City, as well as in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Groups of children, varying in age, are learning to grow vegetables and salad greens on their own terms. Taking a page from Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf educational philosophy, the children become both the teachers and the students. They learn at their own pace while Dr. Miller and others remain to oversee and provide only minimal, gentle guidance. According to Dr. Miller, while observing the youth interacting with nature he noticed that many of them “had inherent, natural skill that was better than most master gardeners.” The food grown by the children was then used in nearby cities to feed hungry adults.

“We are witnessing an educational shift with a new paradigm shift in agricultural reform in which small groups of children grow food for larger groups of adults,” said Dr. Miller.

Local Open Source Food = Empowered Community The answer to many of society’s problems can be found by walking in the opposite direction of the current push for further centralization being sold in many aspects of our life. Indeed, it is because of the centralization of the food system that we are now vulnerable to supply chain disruptions that can come from a variety of sources, instantly crippling unprepared communities. In addition, a centralized food supply allows large corporations to monopolize the food sources while diminishing both our rights and the quality of our food. However, alternatives to this model have begun appearing, such as the seven acre Beacon Hill site in Seattle, which made headlines in 2009 with plans for the first free open Food Forest within city limits. Simultaneously, the common sense

concept gained momentum through many cities across America. This movement can be seen in the first crop of documentaries chronicling the rise of urban farming and community food forests. America is witnessing many communities develop local foodsheds in small cities and large metropolises alike. A foodshed encompasses the land where the agricultural products are grown or raised, the route the food travels, the markets in which it is sold, and finally the individuals who eat it. This is true community empowerment on multiple levels. With these local movements beginning to establish powerful roots, we are now seeing a supercharged quickening of their efficacy with the use of alternative agriculture practices such as permaculture, biodynamic practices, vertical and rooftop gardens for space limitations, drip irrigation and structured water systems for water conservation, and microbial, phyto, and bioremediation for accelerated soil building. The combination is propelling humanity forward and rebuilding the connection we have lost between our relationship with food and each other.

Contributionism Philosophy Put into the public consciousness by Michael Tellinger, the idea of the Ubuntu

movement can be summed up in one word; contributionism. A straightforward concept, it is set around building community, following one’s passions, and stepping away from the monetary/corporate system. The opensourced, free food movements happening in every community on large and small scales are testaments to the permeation of this idea and its unstoppable growth. The fact remains that corporations have little power to do anything in the wake of decentralized community contributionism around Gaa free food movement. Just recently, McDonald’s attempted to get its brand into this new paradigm by launching the “Give lovin’, get lovin’” campaign. On McDonald’s heels, Braintree also recently rolled out the #AcceptAnything food truck with a similar “take anything as payment” effort to keep some semblance of monetary control over a system that is in flux and searching for solutions. However, what corporations fail to understand is that this shift is not simply a new market, a changing demographic, or a product to exploit for the purpose of enhancing their bottom line. In many ways, it is because of their corporate abuse, suicidal banking practices, and an overall inability to show empathy that communities are walking away from that old paradigm. In America there are over 46,000,000 people on The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – AKA food stamps. This is proof that the old paradigm didn’t work and is at an end. As individuals and communities learn and empower themselves through decentralized free food urban gardens, it is an absolute certainty that this number will decrease.

6 Evidence-Based Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind & Soul By Sayer Ji

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ROM SLOWING THE decline in fatal brain disease, to generating a sense of oneness with one another and the universe, drumming’s physical and spiritual health benefits may be as old as time itself. Drumming is as fundamental a form of human expression as speaking, and likely emerged long before humans even developed the capability of using the lips, tongue and vocal organs as instruments of communication. To understand the transformative power of drumming you really must experience it, which is something I have had the great pleasure of doing now for twenty years. The video linked below is one of the circles I helped organize in Naples Florida back in 2008, which may give you a taste of how spontaneous and immensely creative a thing it is (I’m the long haired ‘hippie’ with the grey tank top drumming like a primate in the background). Anyone who has participated in a drum circle, or who has borne witness to one with an open and curious mind, knows that the rhythmic entrainment of the senses[i] and the anonymous though highly intimate sense of community generated that follows immersion in one, harkens back to a time long gone, where tribal consciousness preempted that of self-contained, ego-centric individuals, and where a direct and simultaneous experience of deep transcendence and immanence was not an extraordinarily rare occurrence as it is today. This experience is so hard-wired into our biological, social and spiritual DNA that even preschool children as young as 2.5 years appear to be born with the ability to synchronize body movements to external acoustic beats when presented in a social context, revealing that drumming is an inborn capability and archetypal social activity.[ii] https://youtu.be/rSFWQDlknxI

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Even Bugs Know How To Drum But drumming is not a distinctively human technology. The use of percussion as a form of musicality, communication, and social organization,[iii] is believed to stretch as far back as 8 million years ago to the last common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans living somewhere in the forests of Africa.[iv] For instance, recent research on the drumming behaviour of macaque monkeys indicates that the brain regions preferentially activated by drumming sounds or by vocalizations overlap in caudal auditory cortex and amygdala, which suggests “a common origin of primate vocal and nonvocal communication systems and support the notion of a gestural origin of speech and music.”[v] Interestingly, percussive sound-making (drumming) can be observed in certain species of birds, rodents and insects. [vi] Of course you know about the woodpecker’s characteristic pecking, but did you know that mice often drum with their feet in particular locations within their burrow, both for territorial displays and to sound alarms against predators? Did you know that termites use vibrational drumming signals to communicate within the hive? For instance, soldiers threatened with attack drum their heads against tunnels to transmit signals along subterranean galleries, warning workers and other soldiers to respond accordingly.[viii]  See https://youtu.be/yWl31dm0CyQ for an example of termite drumming.

Percussion: Sound Waves Carry Epigenetic, Biologically Meaningful Information Even more amazing is the fact that wasps appear to use antennal drumming to

alter the caste development or phenotype of their larvae. Conventional thinking has held for quite some time that differential nutrition alone accounted for why one larvae develops into a non-reproductive worker and one into a reproductive female (gyne). This is not the case, according to a 2011 study: “But nutrition level alone cannot explain how the first few females to be produced in a colony develop rapidly yet have small body sizes and worker phenotypes. Here, we provide evidence that a mechanical signal biases caste toward a worker phenotype. In Polistes fuscatus, the signal takes the form of antennal drumming (AD), wherein a female trills her antennae synchronously on the rims of nest cells while feeding prey-liquid to larvae. The frequency of AD occurrence is high early in the colony cycle, when larvae destined to become workers are being reared, and low late in the cycle, when gynes are being reared. Subjecting gynedestined brood to simulated AD-frequency vibrations caused them to emerge as adults with reduced fat stores, a worker trait. This suggests that AD influences the larval developmental trajectory by inhibiting a physiological element that is necessary to trigger diapause, a gyne trait.” [vii] This finding indicates that the acoustic signals produced through drumming within certain species carry biologically meaningful information (literally: ‘to put form into’) that

operate epigenetically (i.e. working outside or above the genome to effect gene expression). This raises the question: is there ancient, biologically and psychospiritually meaningful information contained within drum patterns passed down to us from our distant ancestors? Could some of these rhythms contain epigenetic information that affect both the structure (conformation) and function of biomolecules and biologically meaningful energetic/ information patterns in our body? If so, this would mean these ancient patterns of sound could be considered “epigenetic inheritance systems” as relevant to DNA expression as methyl donors like folate and betaine and not unlike grandmother’s recipe (recipe literally means “medical prescription” in French) for chicken soup that still adds the perfect set of chemistries and information specific to your body to help you overcome the common cold or bring you back from fatigue. We do have some compelling evidence from human clinical and observational studies on the power of drumming to affect positive change both physically and psychologically, seemingly indicating the answer to our question about the biological role of acoustic information in modulating micro and macro physiological processes in a meaningful way is YES.

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NE OF THE most beautiful occupations on Earth is that of the gardener. You may witness as a small seed turns into a sprout, and then becomes stronger, striving to reach for the sunshine faster and faster. In the meanwhile, the gardener protects, nourishes and helps the small plant to develop as best as it can. Thanks to the diligent work of the gardener, the small plant grows into a mighty tree, offering cool shadow in the hot summer days and delicious fruit in the autumn, thus rewarding the hard work of the gardener. The tiny seed of Truth is found in every human being, including, naturally, the Wanderer. Similarly to the seed of a tree, the tiny seed contains great potentials. If the Wanderer protects and nourishes that tiny seed, it will grow into the mighty tree of Truth. A lot of people are unaware of that, and they try to find the Truth outside themselves, in the world of forms and shapes, wishing to make forms eternal. So the modest little seed in us stays dormant, waiting for better times. The better times come when the Wanderer realizes that all the external shapes and forms are transitory, so they turn their attention from the world of shapes to the internal world. Under the effect of turning inward, the small seed begins to sprout, and it starts slowly growing. I revitalizes the Wanderer, and a deep desire arises in them to see the flower that the small seed may become. Then one of the Wanderers may try to use the little sprout to decorate his/her ego with it. Another one says: “Look, there is a lily of the valley growing in me! But I want to be a rose!” In their effort to become a rose, their attention turns back towards the shapes and forms, so the gentle sprout dries and the seed falls asleep again. That is how the Wanderer has been playing games in the world of forms and shapes for a long time. It is true that the game is so beautiful

YO and relaxing. The Wanderer will soon have favourite games and toys, as well as favourite playing partners. The more beautiful and better toys the Wanderer invents, the more powerfully they will insist on them. If they do not cling to the toys, they will cling to their partners in the game or to the game itself. By playing these games, the Wanderer will be trapped in the world of shapes and forms, and the modest little seed will sleep forever. When the Wanderer gets tired of playing, and during a brief rest turns inward, there is still the danger of treading on the gentle sprout during the next game. Some Wanderers gather extra strength during the time they spend in the internal silence, and with renewed force they abandon themselves into the busy world of the forms and shapes. In the internal silence they find a means that extends their power and efficiency in the world. Naturally, it means that they will be lost even deeper among the forms, which sooner or later brings them new suffering, perhaps even worse than the previous one. Then they turn inward one more time, and the whole cycle starts all over again. This process may be repeated infinitely in the life of the Wanderer. Still, the process does have its benefit, as the Ego may become tired of it after a while, give up the effort and fall into the silence. Only the deep-rooted desire for the flower remains in the soul of the wanderer. Then they realize that the real flower bed for the little seed is the silence, the non-action, staying in the alert Consciousness, free of concepts. In this internal silence the small seed develops into a beautiful flower. The world of forms and shapes

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(at that point a lot of the Wanderers lose their way), but the Ego (the I-concept, body awareness). The little seed is now growing and becoming more powerful. As the power of attention increases, the Wanderer begins to seek where the Ego is emerging from, and what nourishes that Consciousness. That is how they finally return to the source of the Ego, which is the Self (the witnessing Presence, the absolute Consciousness). Now the little seed is in full bloom, presenting the Wanderer with its wonderful scent, which is the pleasure of Existence itself.

Gardener loses its significance for the Wanderer. Only the Existence remains as the only reality.

Turning inward The Wanderer’s turning inward is therefore a precondition for the germination of the small seed. Turning inward may be interpreted differently by different people, according to their own conceptual knowledge. In general, turning inward means that the person’s attention is diverted from the world of forms and shapes towards their internal world. In this interpretation, there is a subject who is watching and an internal object (breathing, thought, concept, a conceptual image of God etc.) that is being watched. Here the intensification of the attention is equal to the increase of the duration of the attention. The little seed begins to sprout in the internal silence. The next level of turning inward is when the attention is not focused on inner objects, but on the Consciousness sensing it: e. g. when somebody is watching his/her own respiration, after a while their attention will be shifted from the act of breathing (which is something outside the subject) to the subject itself (the Consciousness watching the respiration). One is only able to perform it lastingly when their concentration ability is sufficiently strong, trained by watching internal objects. In this interpretation, intensifying attention means that the Wanderer submerges into this Consciousness to an increasing extent. After a while they realize that the Consciousness they focus their attention on is not yet the Self

The point is being a witness When the seed is in bloom, the roles of the personality of the Wanderer, their reactions, the work of the mind continue to exist, but the Wanderer no longer intends to change them. The Wanderer does not want to be performing better or to obtain a better role. They plainly watch their own reactions. They no longer identify with the roles and allow the quality of their reactions to determine their self-image. They learn to laugh at themselves. As Witnesses they see and recognize that the Ego is nothing but a bundle of conditioned patterns of behaviour and emotion, and as such, it does not have any particular reality. Intensity is Required for Awakening. The Wanderer realizes that for awakening, that is, for the sprouting and blooming of the little seed requires intensity in the Now. What is that intensity provided by? The intensity is provided by the recognition that the Wanderer does not identify with the body-mind complex, but with the conscious Presence of true life. Once

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Enlightenment Becoming All That You Are By Dr. Itai Ivtzan

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NLIGHTENMENT. THE E WORD. The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness. There is something fascinating about this conflict between “wanting” and the way it nullifies the state of enlightenment. And yet enlightenment is achievable, and it is much closer to us than we might imagine.

To realize how we could achieve it, we need to begin with an understanding of what is enlightenment. The concept of spiritual enlightenment is among the spiritual concepts that are most frequently contemplated, and often awakens controversy. An enlightened way of being represents the essence of spiritual transcendence. It means living a life in which analysis by the mind is continuously transcended, evading any interference. An enlightened existence means oneness with experiences, devoid of any duality, where the self is known to be an illusion, and life is experienced completely independently of it. This state has been given different Dr. Itai Ivtzan names. It is referred to, for example, as the state of Nirvana, Unity Consciousness, Samadhi, Awakening, and Enlightenment. Whatever name is used, what matters is that it is regarded as a state of freedom from the tyranny of the mind and the illusion of the self. Do you remember yourself as a child? You were basically fearless, intrinsically willing to say “yes” to the adventure of life. At that time you had an incredible ability to let go of any difficulty, you were able to move smoothly from one experience to another because you never identified your self with any of them. We often see two children fight as if they were the worst enemies on earth, and a

minute later they play together as if they were the greatest friends. This demonstrates the ability of children to switch effortlessly from one moment to the next without emotional response. Each moment is tackled separately and completely as a whole. This is a wonderful manifestation of the state of enlightenment. We are all born enlightened; as years go by we keep accumulating self concepts, and slowly move away from that primary innocence, from the deep feeling that life could be anything and everything. With every bit of conditioning our experience of life, which originally embraced whatever came its way, slowly shrinks to accommodate the limitations of our own mind and self. For some of us this may begin earlier than for others, and the rate of accumulation and conditioning is individual. But this learning process is inescapable, and we unavoidably move away from our original state of enlightenment and enter a state of illusion. I say that this process is inescapable as it is truly impossible to avoid this conditioning at a very young age. In many ways, the entire spiritual journey is based upon that learning and conditioning – because at a certain point along the way, you begin the process of unlearning. This may happen at different points in life, at different ages, and for a variety of reasons, but the connecting thread is the deep feeling that “I am not experiencing life’s gifts in full”. This is a nagging feeling that tells you that you have lost what you once had as a young child. You have awakened to the fact that your life has been incomplete. Something within you is inviting you to recall

your awareness and return home, to let go of illusion and pretence, and regain your original state. This is when the journey of unlearning begins; the journey whereby you strip yourself of the layers in which you have been wrapped, like an onion, to reveal, at the end, your authentic self, the state of enlightenment. This idea is tremendously challenging. You might be thinking: “Nothing? I am nothing? How could that be?” And yet remember that this nothingness was the foundation of freedom during childhood. Back then, free of definitions and expectations, you experienced life as an adventure. By engaging with spirituality, meditation, and selfawareness, you will have begun your process of unlearning, whether you recognize it or not. And this is our path towards freedom – this is enlightenment.

How Does Enlightenment Feel? At certain moments you experience transcendence, and catch a glimpse of life as it is. These moments occur when, for some reason, there is a break in the ongoing activity of your mind. When this activity stops, for a brief moment you experience something completely different. This could occur under various circumstances: Deep meditation, extreme shock, an orgasm, the influence of a drug, or an amazingly beautiful natural phenomenon. All these moments have one thing in common: They bring your mind’s activity to a halt, they press the “pause” button for a while. What do you feel when this happens?

Imagine that underneath the never-ending commentary of the mind, underneath all the layers of the Ego Formed Self, runs an undercurrent. This undercurrent is filled with feelings of unconditional love, peace, compassion, and joy. And this undercurrent is constantly calling you, with every breath you take. It is vibrating inside you, because it is who you really are. It is an inner call to return home, to the point where you started and where you will end. Your Ego Formed Self and its ego concepts form a thick layer that makes it very difficult for you to experience that undercurrent under regular circumstances. To break through the thick layer of the mind and dip in these waters you actually need those rare moments. Have you ever found yourself filled with love or joy or peace that was so immense you almost could not contain it? That was a moment of connection to the source, to the undercurrent, to your Authentic Self; a moment of enlightenment. And the beauty of it is that it may happen suddenly and unexpectedly. You could be standing on the top of a mountain, watching the horizon, or standing on the beach watching the waves, and suddenly something clicks; you stop thinking and come in touch with your

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Do you remember yourself as a child? You were basically fearless, intrinsically willing to say “yes” to the adventure of life. At that time you had an incredible ability to let go of any difficulty, you were able to move smoothly from one experience to another because you never identified your self with any of them.

Authentic Self. You become one with this amazing, deep, acceptance and joy, knowing deep within that everything is perfectly fine, has always been, and will always be. A few heartbeats later, the mental noise that gave in for a moment regains control over your awareness and tears your awareness away from the connection to the undercurrent.

Enlightenment is Impermanent One of the myths around enlightenment is that it is a durable experience that never changes. In reality, our awareness fluctuates; it is as impermanent as anything else. Note that the experience of enlightenment as a way of being does not change; it is always there, waiting for your awareness. As you practice meditation and keep growing, your awareness will extend and grow more consistent, yet it will continue to fluctuate. This means that your connection with the enlightened space, the Authentic Self, will also be subject to change. During my years of travelling and spiritual practice I have met many individuals who have experienced enlightenment to varying extents. Some of the spiritual teachers I have met could even maintain that connection for long periods of time. And yet, I have never met individuals

who experienced a steady, never-ending, enlightened state, where analysis by the mind never interferes at any point. We are human; it is no coincidence that we are born into the challenges of a body and a mind. Had we been meant to be pure spirits or entities of energy, we would have surely been embodied differently, and not be continuously challenged by our mind and body. We all contend with difficulties implanted within us: anger, frustration, jealousy, pain, sometimes even joy brings discomfort. Spirituality does not resolve these difficulties. Frequently, the spiritual journey will take you even deeper into these feelings of discomfort. This is the meaning of being human. On your path towards enlightenment you will have to engage with such experiences. These challenges, which some might see as limitations, are the reason we are here. Our lives revolve around learning to live with, accept and relate to all that we are, including what we perceive as our personal limitations. We are not here to be perfect (whatever that means for you); we are here to deal with what we define as our imperfections and briefly touch the enlightened undercurrent as we transform. This transformation cannot be labelled. When we try to label it we fall into the trap of expectations and ego concepts. If you make enlightenment your benchmark, frustration will be your constant companion. Let go of seeking that enlightenment and you will feel great relief and freedom. It is the celebration of your liberation from ego concepts and expectations. I frequently observe spiritual seekers get deeply frustrated because they are not enlightened after many years of hard work. They are unable to recognize how entrapped

they are in their own needs and concepts. Imagine the enlightened space as a road sign that indicates you have come in touch with your Authentic Self, and have been blessed with a glimpse of the experience of it. It does not matter if you reconnect to it next in a moment or in another lifetime. All you can do is continue your spiritual work here and now. And the freer this work is of expectations for enlightenment, the simpler you will find it to transform and grow.

Dear Human Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s Plenty. ~ Courtney A. Walsh

Awareness is Freedom Dr. Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. It makes his heart sing. His book Awareness Is Freedom: The Adventure of Psychology and Spirituality proposes a unique combination of spiritual and psychological concepts that together lead to greater self-awareness and wellbeing. It is structured as eight lessons, each focusing on different aspects of psychology and spirituality,

to support readers in their personal journey of self-growth. The psychological and spiritual theories described in the book are backed up by scientific findings that enhance the legitimacy and power of its message. The book also includes practical exercises which allow the reader to apply the ideas in an enjoyable way that will lead to self-improvement and greater satisfaction in life. Awareness Is Freedom: The Adventure of Psychology and Spirituality is available for purchase here.

About the author: Dr. Ivtzan is a positive psychologist, a senior lecturer, and the program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London (UEL). He is also an honorary senior research associate at University College London (UCL). He published many books, journal papers, and book chapters and his main interests are spirituality, mindfulness, meaning, and selfactualization. For the last 15 years Dr. Ivtzan has run seminars, lectures, workshops and retreats, in the UK and around the world, in various educational institutions and at private events while focusing on a variety of psychological and spiritual topics such as: positive psychology, psychological & spiritual growth, consciousness, and meditation. Dr. Ivtzan is confident that meditation has the power to positively transform individuals and even the whole world. Accordingly, he has been investing much time in researching meditation at the university, writing books about it, and teaching it. If you wish to get additional information about Dr. Ivtzan’s work, or contact him, please visit www.AwarenessIsFreedom.com

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The Politicians and the Manipulated Crowd The political establishment cannot give you anything except that which it steals.

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IFE AND HAPPINESS in this life under any system directly depend upon how much our individuality (versus the crowd) is retained and to what extent we throw off manipulated illusions. The more we are immersed into the mass mind (the crowd), the more we are manipulated and the more dependent on authority (government) we become. Every thrust of this nebulous thing called society is calculated to drive us into the dependent, mindless herd with automatic response to authority. Often, we ponder why we get closer and closer to total authoritarianism, regardless of whom we vote for. The simple, but unrecognizable, answer is that we are unconsciously manipulated. We are born into a system that prescribes our thought processes, beginning with the first words we learn. As we grow into adults, we reach a state of existence and mental evolvement where we are shackled with a subtle and invisible system of myth and countermyth.

We can be and are incarcerated with our minds. We imagine happiness as we exist within the confines of our prescribed mental parameters. In fact, we live out our physical lives and never come close to freedom of choice. It is impossible to make choices when all options are prescribed by the system — options that channel us into the service of the state. Not one American (or Canadian.ed) in a million discovers that he lives under deception and illusion and that he is victimized by the power of repeated words and phrases. Our lives and property are plundered simply because we don’t know that we don’t know. Our thought system enslaves us far more than would a conquering army.

I have wondered for years why only a few people have escaped the net, while millions never do. There is apparently some gene or filter that allows a few people to see truths and overcome their conditioning. It grants them the courage to stand up to the crowd and to resist the ridicule and oppression that comes with opposing conventional wisdom. The creation of the mass mind and/or mass consciousness is the secret weapon of the ruling elite. The more one’s mind is immersed into the crowd, of course, the more one loses his individuality and independence of thought. The more we become a part of the crowd, the more dependent we become on authority. And the more dependent we become, the more defensive we are when presented with new information contrary to “conventional wisdom.” Simply stated, the crowd syndrome inoculates us against reality. Yes, I believe that the psychological phenomenon of group consciousness is a created strategy for population control. It certainly appears to be an ironclad protection system for the elite, who by all definitions are the natural enemies of the people. What exactly is group consciousness? Group consciousness is all the teachings of “brotherhood” in all of its forms and expressions. When our dominant thoughts centre on the group rather than our own ego or individuality, we have been psychologically integrated into the mass mind. Therefore, we are necessarily dependent on the system. This is a subtle and sophisticated people-control strategy that allows unseen authority to manipulate the masses at will. It is, on the other hand, hyper-individualism that escapes the mental system along with authoritarian control. Why are the elite natural enemies of the people? The elite are a parasite class ruling

through manipulation propaganda. They are non-producers, and they pay nothing for what they get. They create imaginary money (numbers), and use it to make pretend payment for goods and services. They camouflage their fraud with “income taxes” and double speak about national debt and balanced budgets. Police power is in the hands of the elite so that modern governments can be defined as one word: force. By virtue of the fact that the elite (government and the banksters) has the power to create money, all wealth flows away from the producers to the non-producers. Modern money (non-substance) expropriates wealth. Translated, this simply means that one class of people perpetually steals from the other class. This makes them natural enemies. If you “buy” my labor and my goods and services with money that you create (get for nothing), you are stealing from me. This system is the cause of all political and social evil in America, but it is hidden with political oratory and hypocritical welfare benevolence. Common sense tells any sober mind that the political establishment cannot give you anything except that which it steals from you. This is clearly a fact of reality, but the mesmerized crowd has no sense of cause and effect. This can be explained only by the fact that the crowd (the people) are in a state of hypnosis and, therefore, do not possess conscious control of their minds. Mass hypnosis is not just a state of stupor, but a well-defined system of behaviour modification and absolute control. People in an altered state of consciousness will act against their best interests and dissipate their mental and physical energy on political

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myths and counter-myths. While in a state of hypnosis or learned behaviour, obvious stupidity and self-denial becomes “politically correct.” To the conscious mind, this is madness and confounds communication between the hypnotized and the conscious person. Most of you have experienced this breakdown in trying to communicate with people around you. What is obvious to you is invisible to those under hypnosis. Fewer and fewer people have any cognitive imperative to question the system because hypnosis and learned behaviour are transferred from one generation to another. False beliefs are self-perpetuating and feed upon one another. The more generations accepting myths, the more reinforcing they become. Religion in the generic sense is a very classic example of this. Religion is a manipulative psychic system (phenomenon). Just as magnetism and electricity have a positive and a negative, amorality needs morality. Amorality is dependent upon morality. Politicians and governments are amoral. They could not exist without the selfsacrificing morality of the people. In other words, crooks and politicians do not feed upon each other. They feed upon honest people or people with morality. For example, when you go into a “court of law” and swear to tell the truth, the system is using your morality to convict you and entangle you. That explains why there are laws against lying to government agents investigating crimes real and perceived. All of this is a reminder that the next political election will bring no benefits to the people — regardless of which party holds power — any more than the past political election or political elections have for several generations past.

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programs. Every year, doctors like Dr. Thomas Rau MD, Medical Director of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland treat over 3,000 American patients for EHS. With at least five percent of the population being affected this comes as no surprise. xyz “How unsafe is wireless technology?” In May of 2011 The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared radiation from all forms of wireless devices as “Class 2B – possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Today there are many eminent scientists and medical doctors calling for a further reclassification of “Class 2A – a probable carcinogen.” We have known about the biological impact of wireless technology for over 70 years. By design, the wireless industry has taken its lead from the tobacco and asbestos industries. They have realized that if they create doubt and controversy they can influence regulations and standards, rendering our government regulatory safety limits to be inadequate to protect us. This gives the wireless industry permission to sell their devices in a virtually unregulated market. Currently, North America has the worst standards in the world. xyz “Is wireless the same as electromagnetic fields (EMF) and what are the sources in our environment?” EMF’s consist of electrical, magnetic, dirty electricity and wireless radiation fields. These fields are created as a function of living with electricity and today’s modern electrical conveniences. All of these fields are measurable and can be reduced once identified. Cell towers, cell and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, baby monitors and wireless games, “Smart” appliances and TV, alarm systems, smart meters and collectors . . . any device that transmits and receives wireless signals is a wireless device. Questions about smart meters often arise after people view the excellent documentary film “Take Back Your Power.” They ask:

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In our province of BC, when Premier Campbell was in power, he implemented the Clean Energy Act, paving the way for wireless smart meters. The smart meter program has since become a dependable source of revenue for the provincial government, our energy corporation and B.C. Health Authorities. BC Hydro is controlled by the government in power, and power is what they used to remove the oversight branch of the government known as the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC). Until that time, their mandate was to oversee any Hydro expenses in excess of one million dollars. This step was eliminated to implement the smart meter program at a cost of 980 million dollars. A fully functional BCUC would have had some serious questions, as would the public, who did not hear about the program until the proverbial horse had left the barn and installations had begun. xyz “How often do smart meters transmit?” Smart meters transmit upwards of 10 thousand times per day to more than 190,000 times per day. Signal strength from a single meter varies from 30 thousand microwatts per square metre up to 198 thousand microwatts from a bank of meters. This is far in excess of the standards set by the Institute of Building Biology when measuring electromagnetic fields (EMF), standards described in the Bio Initiative Report 2012. xyz “Can I have my smart meter removed?” “After the fact, it is almost impossible in B.C. If you are still lucky enough to have an older analogue, aka “Legacy” meter, Hydro is charging $32.50 per month, which is among the highest opt-out fees in North America. xyz “Are wireless devices privacy and security risks?” Consider the following statement: “They are constructing what they call a “Smart Grid”…to make it easier for you and me to call home on our cell phones, turn down our air conditioning . . . . A so called smart grid that is

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as vulnerable as we’ve got is not smart at all. It’s a really, really stupid grid.” James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA. What do privacy and security mean to the public and to the business community? Each and every smart meter becomes an access point and a phenomenal business opportunity for hackers. A virtual smorgasbord. If you think that the “Internet of Things” is secure, think again. Microsoft, Target, 50 million customers’ ID, the Vatican, major banks, credit cards … have all been hacked. xyz “How many wireless access points are in a community?” According to cyber-security experts, wireless devices are access points and vulnerable to hacking. Let’s take for example a small community of 1,000 homes, each with its very own wireless smart meter containing two wireless transmitters, one for meter to meter communication and one for the new “smart appliances” to communicate with the smart meter. The purpose of the ZigBee chip in each newly manufactured appliance is to relay real-time information about specific use of electrical appliances, enabling it to be controlled by BC Hydro or a smart phone. Each home could have 10 to 15 smart appliances or more, all chatting to the smart meter. These 1000 homes in total would house 20,000 pulsating microwave transmitters and receivers. This mind-altering amount of “new” radiation is added to whatever background level of radiation already exists as smart meter hubs, collectors, cell towers, cordless phones, and other wireless devices. xyz “With wireless technology so rampant, what can we possibly do about it now?” In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Learn about the topic. Talk about the issue. Ask our leaders and medical professionals for change. Farren Lander is an environmental consultant and electromagnetic fields specialist. www.HealthyHomesEnvironmental.com For more information and more links visit: xyz www.citizensforsafetechnology.org xyz www.stopsmartmetersbc.com xyz www.magdahavas.com

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species does not completely alter its current trajectory. Global geoengineering is completely disrupting the hydrological cycle (http://bit.ly/1JVqisf ), destroying the ozone layer (which is exposing all life on Earth to extreme UV radiation http:// www.geoengineeringwatch.org/ex…), and contaminating the entire surface of the planet with highly toxic bioavailable heavy metals and chemicals. Massive levels of radio frequency transmissions directly related to climate engi-

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neering are yet another layer of destruction which is radically affecting the trees, us, and the biosphere as a whole. It is imperative to wake the masses to our common plight. All those who are already awake are needed to assist with the ongoing critically important campaign to awaken others. Arm yourself with critical data and pass it on, make every day count in this battle. The attached 10 minute video shows first hand how rapidly our forests are dying, if the trees die, we die. http://bit.ly/1GRz9e8

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Undeniable Footage of Jet Aircraft Spraying by Dane Wigington

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HE EXTREMELY COMPELLING footage in this 3 minute video should be yet another powerful tool to be used in the battle to awaken the sleeping masses to what is occurring over their heads day in and day out. The sprayed disbursements that are clearly occurring behind this jet tanker can not be rationally denied. All of us must help with the challenge of bringing awareness to this dire issue. My most sincere thanks to Tom Anderson and Anubis 420 for catching this very valuable film footage.
Dane Wigington
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The Fight To Expose Global Climate Engineering Continues As the completely out of control and totally unregulated stratospheric aerosol geoengineering rages on in our skies day in and day out, most of the population remains oblivious. Now, a campaign to erect “in your face” billboards along highly traveled freeways is being initiated. Our planet is literally under an all out assault by the climate engineers day in and day out, virtually all life on Earth is being subjected to the dire ramifications from this assault. The fight to expose the heavy metal and chemical spraying of our skies is nothing short of a fight for life, all of us are needed in this battle. Each of us can help to raise awareness by passing on credible information with an appeal to investigate to all those that are surprisingly still uninformed of this critical issue, this effort is of immense importance. Each day the climate engineering insanity continues to darken an already dim horizon, it is

imperative that we all pull together in the task of exposing global geoengineering programs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Look Up! God No Longer Controls the Weather”
Controversial Billboards Launch in Atlanta April 21 
Other Cities to Follow New York, NY, April 21, 2014  — The fight against Climate Engineering (a/k/a GeoEngineering) takes to Clear Channel billboards in Atlanta this week as other cities around the country begin

The fight to expose the heavy metal and chemical spraying of our skies is nothing short of a fight for life, all of us are needed in this battle.

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to follow suit to raise awareness about the earth’s largest environmental threat.  “Look Up! God No Longer Controls the Weather.  Get Informed.  www.skyderalert. org ” Unregulated, the health risks of Climate Engineering are unknown and environmental risks are becoming more evident each day.

Award-winning filmmaker George Barnes stumbled across Climate Engineering by accident while testing timelapse camera and went on to direct “Look Up!” a multi-award winning documentary film, narrated by William Baldwin. With the help of philanthropic donations to SKYDER, a non-profit 501(c)4 dedicated to increasing public awareness about the dangers of unregulated geoengineering, and petitioning lawmakers for change. Scientists have argued that GeoEngineering’s inclusion in a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives it legitimacy. Other scientists, along with most policy makers and activists like Al Gore, believe the risks of something going wrong far outweigh any potential benefits. To find out more, watch this 2-minute film trailer on the SkyderALERT. com home page Available for interviews: Filmmaker George Barnes, Cancer and Risk expert Dr. Doug Levine, GeoEngineering expert Dane Wigington.

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from page 7 is shout “For God’s sake leave us alone – give us peace!” And all this we are paying for. I repeat – all this we are paying for. We are conspicuous in our complicity to support that which we abhor. Most of us. So the way to do something truly meaningful – which goes beyond the accusing and hand wringing – is to take our money out of the all powerful banking and stock market trading corporations. As it is these institutions that form the bedrock of the elitist control system which holds a synthetically engineered sword over our lives, as well as the subtle living exigence of planet Gaia herself. Invest it in something worthy, ethical and of real value to the future. I made this move some years ago. It removes a major hypocrisy from our efforts to walk the road of truth. If you have any financial resources, other than what is needed for day to day necessities, use them to support that which is humane and opposes the neo-liberal globalized free trade scam that finances the re-engineering of life on this planet, and steam-rolls into oblivion everything of value that stands in its path. This is the most straight forward and pragmatic action we can perform if we are serious about taking apart the phoney fiat financial scam that fuels the global cabal’s megalomania. It is, in large part, our feeble minded fear of a loss of personal convenience and security that holds back taking the steps that must be taken to ameliorate conditions on this planet. If we don’t take our money out of ‘the system’ it will be stolen from us anyway, by the system – for the system. Yes, its protagonist’s will quite simply raid your bank account and help themselves. The ‘bail-in’. It already happened on Cyprus and it will happen in all places where bankers hold the reins of power. And frankly, that is pretty much everywhere that is hooked into the global economy. To prevent the re-engineering and retarding of life we must collapse that which supports its insanity. We will suffer forever under the stigma of a deep hypocrisy if we fail to take steps that can save this planet and all that moves on it – from a fate one hundred times worse than death. This truth is uncompromising and unavoidable. We must act on it – and act now. Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, a writer and international activist. His acclaimed book ‘In Defense of Life’ is available at www.amazon.com and direct from the author at www.julianrose.info


Feeling Hopeless? Get “Unstuck” With This Powerful Tool By Danielle Fagan.

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INSTEIN COULDN’T HAVE put it better when he said, “Imagination is everything. It is a preview of life’s coming attractions.” We know children imagine. We give them the free space and permission to invent stories, paint fantastic pictures, and have invisible friends. There’s a point, not many years into life, where we begin to discourage these imaginings. We ask children to focus on math and science and logical studies. We label stories as “lies,” we tell them their picture painting is only a hobby and not a “real” job, and we worry if they still have invisible friends after a certain age. Why stop fostering the growth of children’s imagination? Because we forget the power of an imaginative mind. Children use their imaginations deliberately. Adults imagine unconsciously. Did you realize that when you think about tonight’s dinner at your in-law’s you are using your imagination? When you think about the conversation you’ll have with your boss on Monday you’re also imagining. In short, you are using your imagination whenever you create a “story” in your mind about a particular person or situation. Your Physical Experience Is Influenced By Your Imagination Why is this relevant? Because your imagination houses immense creative power. Your physical experience responds to this power.  Imagine a slice of rich, chocolate cake. Imagine taking a bite out of it – it’s moist, sweet, and satisfying. Did you salivate? Did your stomach growl? Did you feel excited? Or guilty? How did your body respond? Now think of a loved one. Go with the first one that comes to mind. Imagine hugging them for ten seconds. Take a few breaths while you imagine it. What do you feel like? Did you relax? Did you smile? What changes do you feel? It is estimated that we can have as many as 70,000 thoughts a day. If every single thought carries a charge that affects the physical body, then wouldn’t it be in our best interest to use that incredible brain power to improve our daily life? If every thought is a “story” (because all of our thoughts are either about our feelings about the past or something that we believe will happen), then why not create stories that make us feel good? This doesn’t mean escaping your reality by dreaming. This means shaping your reality through imagination – there’s a difference between the two. When you’re using imagination as an escape, you think about or meditate on what you want to see but take no action. When you use your imagination to shape your reality, you imagine the best possible outcome and then take an appropriate action to make it happen.

Manifesting Starts With Imagination To manifest a change in your life, you

The Spirit of Unity “Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behaviour, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness” Fredrick Woodworth.

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ET’S TAKE A LOOK at governments in the correct way. There’s a need to understand that we the people are literally the grantors of power to our elected governments, and the governments are simply the trustees of that power. We expect these governments to keep that trust and to hold that power and to run things properly and in the best interest of ‘we the people’ who are the beneficiaries of the power that we grant to the government. But government continues to enact corrupt legislation which removes the rights from the people — we who entrust that power to them. So every one of these governments is literally in breach of the trust that is granted to them. Any legislation that removes from the people their ability to hold their government accountable for their actions is in abuse of office. And we need to hold these governments accountable for their continual breach of trust and their evident crimes against humanity. When we look at things from this perspective and realize the position that these governments are actually supposed to hold within society, which is not that of ruler-ship but rather one of trusteeship, we can immediately see the need to reign in these rogue governments. And we have the power to do so. We’ve just forgotten that the governments are simply trustees of the power we give them, power that they are very obviously misusing. It’s time to claim abuse of office, express loss of confidence in the government’s ability to govern and call for dismissal. And the governments are giving us every opportunity to do this. Every time I think the government couldn’t possibly become more corrupt and couldn’t possibly do anything more insidious than what they have already done, they seem to excel themselves and strive for, and indeed reach, vast new levels of psychopathic and sociopathic behaviour. We need to bring honest conduct back into the equation. If we are going to have any type of system managing the infrastructure of our society, then we need to have a system which is run by honest people with the interests of humanity at heart. We are simply not getting that with the current system, and there is no way to change that while operating within the parameters provided. It’s a dysfunctional system from the roots up. We’ve been

entranced by and enslaved to this artificial meme; the fake monetary system; the fake legal system; the fake power of global elites who take it upon themselves to rule us and feed upon the energy we create while the entire planet is coming under control of these people. The answer is to stand together as a united body and confront this abuse of office. We can then institute new forms of wise council in all of our nations and work out a method of redistribution of the planet’s wealth while healing damage done and restoring sanity. There is no reason for anybody anywhere on this planet

to be in a state of shortage or in a state of homelessness and suffering. The oligarchs that have taken possession of these vast tracts of land, and the abundant resources thereupon, have done so through fraudulent, dishonest means. It doesn’t matter whether what they’ve done is legally correct because the legal system is fictional. What matters is whether it is morally correct; if what they have done serves the planet and serves the human race. When you look, you’ll find it serves best their private interests. Ownership is therefore invalid because it does not serve the earth, it does not serve the human race, and it does not serve creation in any way. If we agreed to replace these governments with transparent and honest systems in all our countries, then we could change the world. We’ve never seen pure democracy. We’ve never seen true Communism. We’ve never seen ‘true’ anything in this world, only the corporate version. We’ve never seen real freedom. We’ve seen an illusion of freedom, but it was done in such a way as to lull the world into a false sense of security; to get it enslaved to a corrupt monetary system so that what we perceive freedom to be is the freedom of choice of purchase. That’s not what freedom is at all; it’s just a corporate illusion of what freedom is. We are the custodians of true free-

dom in the world today, and I believe we can put things back on track to a natural state of affairs. All this unrest actually provides opportunities for humanity to reconnect and to fully step into the power and freedom that it once had. Once people do wake up to the true nature of reality and they see the prison walls of this matrix that we have built through our tacit agreement, we can only move forward in accord with natural evolution as opposed to an artificial one. Let’s claim back this reality as the property of the human race rather than property of governments, because we are currently living in a mechanized corporate pseudo-reality ; we can occupy a more human reality. We just need the strength of numbers, cooperation and agreement and we can change the world in a day. We simply have to stand up in the spirit of unity and do it. In Lak’ech The Full Circle Project aims to provide accessible tools to help re-establish the spirit of unity in the community; by supporting people in taking responsibility for resolving issues at a local level, the restrictions and limitations of the current system can be clearly illustrated and understood. By building resilience and recognizing the true nature of reality, perceived divisions are broken down and an attitude of gratitude is created. No tyranny can overcome such a tide of people that strong and that connected to each other. In this way we can build an entirely authentic grass roots society based on mutual respect where we are encouraged to freely express ourselves to our fullest potential instead of being economic slaves to a corrupt system. Sign up here to participate in The Full Circle Project: inlakechfoundation@ gmail.com Interactive website launch to be announced very soon.

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buy property with the money that would’ve been used to pay rent. I vacated my apartment December 31, 2013. On January 28, 2014, I put the down payment on the property of 2.36 acres of space to have a research facility with room to build as many as 40 Micro Mansions, constructed as much as possible from recycled materials on at least a third of an acre, room to grow organic vegetables as a group, later to be preserved and shared equally. On July 2, 2014, the property was paid for in full including all taxes. This was a tremendous struggle to achieve as there were times I had only $1.65 or $2 to sustain myself for the day. Other days would have yielded between $4 and $6 dollars. So you can imagine how healthy those meals were. Obviously, as a one person group I cannot achieve more quickly what can be accomplished as a WE group. One person carrying a burden is heavier than many people carrying the same burden, in my view. Regardless, the property is paid for. The next step is a reliable vehicle, so I established a price range for what was required , and again, staying ‘homeless’ I managed to find some work these past few months and saved about $ 4,500 so far. Well, for me, the journey is about living a reasonable, comfortable life by living a minimalist one, with moderation as a guide, and practicing values as a group with a WE mentality. Guess I need a kick starter campaign because the struggle at times seems too great for ONE person to achieve at the fast rate that is needed. Either way, with or without a group the journey continues, with many plans and drawings accruing of Micro Mansions and Minimalist Mansions along with rainwater collection and filtration systems, human waste composting management, and vegetation composting systems for growing food. LESS is more. The right group of people with simple ideas can accomplish more than they can imagine. Best regards, Daniel Kewl

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Music from page 11

that both men and women who listened to music soon after cardiac surgery were much less anxious and even reported having less pain as opposed to those who rested quietly. An observation made at Massachusetts General Hospital, found that heart patients confined to a bed that listened to music for 30 minutes had lower blood pressure, slower heart rates, and less distress than those who didn’t listen to music. n 5) Improves Sleep Quality Some of the most common things to interfere with sleep are stress and anxiety

(heart rates.) Since music has the ability to affect both in a positive way, research has found that listening to music at various times promotes better sleep patterns for people and even created more restful sleeps. In some cases music might even be able to be used to effectively treat insomnia. [8]

the human body increases. While different types of music were not studied, it is important one listens to music they enjoy as personal preference of music does have an effect on overall physical effects. [10]

n 6) Boosts Your Immune System & Reduces Pain

Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either listened to music or worked with a music therapist experienced a reduction in anxiety, had better blood pressure levels and improved moods. Music can have positive effects on the psyche, mood, pain and quality of life as well. “The evidence suggests that music interventions may be useful as a complementary treatment to people with cancer,” Joke Bradt

Research has shown that music is capable of reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is responsible for weakening the immune system, increasing risk of heart disease, interfering with learning and memory, lowering bone density, blood pressure, etc. [9] Research found that by listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting music the levels of antibodies in

n 7) Reduces Depression & Anxiety

Remedies from page 6

effects on manifestations of anxiety.

z10. Rhodiola Rosea (Arctic Root)
Relieves occasional anxiety and

positively supports the body during periods of stress. Arctic Root is a plant indigenous to Siberia, where it thrives in high altitudes and dry arctic climate. The primary medicinal compounds of Arctic Root are derived from the root of the plant.
In Russia, Scandinavia and much of Europe, Arctic Root has been traditionally recognized for its adaptogenic properties. An adaptogen is a physiological agent that naturally increases the body’s resistance to physical and emotional stress. Rhodiola Rosea has been clinically shown to stimulate Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Dopamine activity, and may help to support healthy neurotransmitter balance. 

 z11. St. Johns Wort
Natural reuptake inhibitor that supports a healthy neurotransmitter balance. St. John’s Wort is an aromatic perennial herb with an abundance of golden-yellow flowers. Tiny perforations filled with phytochemical-rich oils cover the aerial (above- ground) portions of St. John’s Wort and yield an extract that gives the plant its primary health benefits. Current usage statistics indicate that millions of Americans supplement their daily diets with St. John’s Wort to promote positive mood balance. The medicinal components of St. John’s Wort, which

St. Johns Wort
is a natural reuptake inhibitor. include Hypericin and Hyperforin, have been clinically shown to promote a healthy neurotransmitter balance, which can help to provide positive mood support following two to six weeks of continued use.

 z12. Chamomile
There is good evidence that chamomile possesses anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties and can be used to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia. In one study at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia, patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) who took chamomile supplements for eight weeks had a significant decrease in anxiety symptoms compared to patients taking placebo.

 z13. Skullcap
Skullcap is the anxiety remedy for people who experience anxiety along with restlessness, muscle tension, and jaw clenching. If you tend to toss and turn in bed, or if you feel like you can only relax when you’re out walking (but sitting still makes you want to jump out of your skin), or if you feel like “climbing the walls” when you’re stuck inside during a bout of anxiety, skullcap can help you to unwind not only your anxiety, but also the accompanying muscular tension and restlessness. Skullcap is effective in tea or tincture (a tincture is an herb extracted in alcohol) form, but if you can tolerate small amounts of alcohol I think 20-40 drops of the tincture (for a 150-pound person) is the most effective form.

 z14. Kava Kava
The known active ingredients in kava are phytochemicals called kavalactones. Kava Kava is bestknown as a ceremonial South Pacific

beverage. Six major kavalactones are used to identify the chemotype of variety as they represent greater than 90 percent of the total amount of kavalactones within the kava specimen. These kavalactones give kava its stress fighting, muscle relaxing, anxiety reducing effects. The are also very effective for depression and sleeplessness. 

 z15. Licorice Root
contains a natural hormone alternative to cortisone, which can help the body handle stressful situations, and can help to normalize blood sugar levels as well as your adrenal glands, providing you with the energy necessary to deal with the stressful situation at hand. Some claim licorice stimulates cranial and cerebrospinal fluid, thereby calming the mind. Neurotransmitter Support is one of the best formulations on the market for brain energy metabolism. It is a feast for brains in need of restoration, providing the optimum combination to facilitate the transport of vital nutrients into brain cells, and assist in re-establishment of neuronal function. And it’s a healthy snack for an aging brain, as well, giving it all the essentials necessary to support our mood, memory, and cognitive abilities, which tend to slow down as the years pass by.

Sources:
vtherbcenter. org
preventdisease.com 
care2.com 
lifechoice.net
about.com 

 Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.


Food Chain Catastrophe Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries

By Mac Slavo

next in line: … 90 percent of this year’s class of sea lion pups were starving for lack of sardines to eat. “The sardine populations have crashed 91 percent since 2007,” he said after the vote. “We would have liked to see this happen much sooner, but now we can start to rebuild this sardine population that is so important to the health of the ocean.” Courtesy: The Seattle Times

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ARLIER THIS WEEK Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week. On Wednesday federal regulators announced the early closure of sardine fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington. According to the most recent data, the sardine populations has been wiped out with populations seeing a decline of 91% in just the last eight years. Meeting outside Santa Rosa, California, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to direct NOAA Fisheries Service to halt the

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must first create an intention (using your imagination) and then follow it with a supporting action. This is a process that we do every day whether we realize it or not. We visualize an outcome we expect to see (positive or negative), then take the appropriate steps to make it happen. In order for you to make a cake, you need to first have the idea to make that cake. Then you imagine the flavour you would like it to have, and all of the ingredients and tools you will need in order for it to materialize. After you have the well-formed idea in your mind, you go to the store to purchase all of the ingredients you need, come home, put it all together,

current season as early as possible, affecting about 100 fishing boats with sardine permits… […] The action was taken based on revised estimates of sardine populations, which found the fish were declining in numbers faster than earlier believed… The council did not take Wednesday’s decision lightly and understood the pain the closure would impose on the fishing industry, said council member Michele Culver, representing the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. She added that it was

necessary because a new assessment of sardine stocks showed they were much lower than estimated last year, when harvest quotas were set. Source: New York Times via Steve Quayle / ENEnews Sardines, like honey bees, don’t seem important to the casual observer. But just like honey bees, which are experiencing their own colony collapse, they are critical to the propagation of the global food chain. The immediate effects can be seen on the creatures

But even closing of commercial fisheries may not be the solution. As Snyder points out in the aforementioned report, there are some unexplained phenomena occurring in the Pacific ocean and either scientists don’t have a clue what is happening, or someone is keeping a gag order on researchers. According to two University of Washington scientific research papers that were recently released, a 1,000 mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean has warmed up by several degrees, and nobody seems to know why this is happening. This giant “blob” of warm water was first observed in late 2013, and it is playing havoc with our climate.  And since this giant “blob” first showed up, fish and other sea creatures have been dying in absolutely massive numbers. The issue could potentially be one of climate change – but not the kind of climate

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bake it, and finally, you get to eat the cake. This is the basic manifesting process: idea followed by action. There are a lot of us that get stuck somewhere in the process and feel hopeless and eventually give up. If your manifesting process is not working it’s because you’re “stuck” in the imagination or in the action portion. Remember, in order to create change, you must first have a clear idea of what you want to create before you can take any action steps. Your mind is a blank canvas. You get to choose the picture you will paint. Allow yourself to imagine as a child would, fearlessly, deliberately, and freely. What is the BEST possible outcome? What would an incredibly rewarding life look like to you? What would you LOVE to spend your days doing? Then take the necessary steps to make that happen.

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manufacturing industry that freely sprays food with toxic pesticides. Climate changers pushing the U.N.’s Agenda 21 (without most of them realizing it) feel the earth is special but your body is somehow not. Their position is that your freedom is not important but the planet’s condition is. It’s like making someone clean their prison cell until it’s spotless. Yes, you might die in that prison cell, miserable due to your captivity and sick because you are eating poison; but who cares, at least the cell is clean and spotless! The inconsistencies, hypocrisy and disconnect from humanity that the climate movement brings is not different from this logic. Climate changers view the earth with linear single-dimensional logic. They fail to realize the universe and everything in it is one complete form of energy that cannot be separated. The planet, the environment, the universe, human consciousness, freedom and the ability to thrive in a healthy clean pollution free world is all tied into one. You cannot focus on JUST the environment and then watch as humanity suffers from endless illnesses, depopulation, anguish and enslavement at the hand of an overreaching oppressive global government. And as the hypocrisy of the Agenda 21 movement hiding under the climate religion exerts its hypnotic effect on the masses, YOU, the human being are supposed to play second fiddle to the planet, even as the government literally destroys the planet themselves with their ongoing geoengineering spraying programs. Let’s remember this is the same globalistcontrolled government that seeks absolute

power over humanity, loves propaganda and loves endless wars. This is a movement brought to you by the same controllers who want to depopulate the world down to 500 million and have no problem allowing the epidemic of cancer and other human diseases to explode to record numbers. As the climate goons continue to push their political goal of controlling all human activity in the name of saving the planet, no one should be fooled by the strategies they are employing to attract others to their agenda. They are able to convince the average politically asleep zombie that if the “Koch brothers” are resisting climate measures then it is proof that the evil corporations are the ones against climate change which presumably represents “truth” (I.E. the global warming “deniers”). This ‘common enemies’ argument is so useful and believable that it works. The strategy is simple: Find a convincing enemy of the movement and pin your movement against them so as to attract others via the common enemy effect. It’s that simple. Yes corporations are known for being greedy and ruthless, but here’s the catch: so is government. And, more importantly, the Koch brothers pale in comparison to a deceptive movement and agenda concocted by some of the most greedy and powerful secret societies on the planet (the Club of Rome and the Counsel of 300). “Oh I don’t believe that” — This was the response I got from the activist who was selling Agenda 21’s climate religion, when asked if she was aware of the Club of Rome’s publicly outlined long-term agenda for controlling all human activity by introducing a climate religion that would supersede all other religions and put the blame for the planet’s condition on the ever-consuming individual. So as we continue to march ever closer

to the globalist new world order where every form of human activity will be surveilled, categorized, documented, and fully controlled for fines, fees, imprisonment or worse, let’s document the steps that got us there. Persistent propaganda, blind belief, collectivism, lots of funding, and the mindset of acting for the “greater good.”

F Ignorance — The Great Enemy In order to get to where we are today it is necessary for ignorance to prevail in a major way. We’ve got just that, today. Ignorance of humanity’s history is at an all-time high. Don’t forget that the history of the Illuminati, the history of the globalist bankers, and the history of controlling governments and dictators is all part of our collective human history. What we are seeing is a generation who are completely ignorant of the history of their own species. This is the power of dividing people. When the people are divided they become unaware of each other’s history. This is what divide and conquer is all about. The information war is an at its peak, so if you are awake now is the time to let your light shine. Share this information with others. It’s time to either throw out the whole “sustainable” religion talk from our vocabulary or start incorporating “sustainability” to human freedom, human dignity, and human health as well because it’s all interconnected. Consider how misdirected it is for a species to forsake its OWN sustainability (of health, happiness, and freedom) for the sake of sustaining its planet based on “rules” and “science” concocted by the very same voices at the top who are making billions $ promoting the very religion of sustainability while consuming most of the resources. The great challenge humanity faces is

Heart from page 2

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out of numerous other identical ones, but why? Sure, there are factors like noise and wanting to sit by a window – but not always. I think each of us can admit to at least once in life choosing to sit somewhere because we were drawn to it, or to not sit somewhere because for whatever reason it doesn’t “feel” as good as somewhere else in the room. Rarely do we stop to wonder why we intuitively make decisions like this. Considering the heart’s ability to pick up the energies of people, places, and things, and intuitively decipher what feels “right” and what for some reason doesn’t “feel right,” along with the brain’s sensitivity in detecting even the subtlest changes in the heart’s energy field and its ability to then alter its own mechanisms in response and change our brain waves, thought patterns, etc., it seems quite inappropriate to heed the advice of eternal pessimists who advise against following the heart. They tell you it will lead you into trouble, but that very way of living, of placing consciousness solely in the mind and designating it as the only intelligent organ of perception in our bodies, is perhaps why such people are so pessimistic in the first place. To place thoughts over feelings when making big decisions in life, especially big decisions, can be dangerous – not in the way society defines danger, but by the way the spirit defines danger, as confining any part of your true essence within, which is in many ways a waking death. Debatably equally dangerous though, and certainly equally important, is to not place feelings over thoughts entirely when making decisions either. Yes, especially big decisions. The trick to solving this problem truly isn’t much of a trick, rather it’s more of an ancient, long forgotten way of living in which you maintain somewhat of an energetic equilibrium between the heart and the brain – and all

the quest to overcome the great ignorance we are under and see the bigger picture. Will enough people break through the ignorance and see the greater picture to change the ominous course we are on? Or will the bigger picture end at where we “save” the planet for the globalists to enjoy for themselves as they enslave the entire species? Only time will tell. Bernie is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations. parts of oneself for that matter. Learning to tune into the subtle shifts in energy and distinguish their origins, and learn the difference between “me” and “not me” in order to be able to tell if the negativity you are feeling is your own or someone else’s, helps prevent the inevitable overwhelming negative energies that often occur when you are susceptible to picking up another’s energy and taking it on as your own. Making a mental effort to silence thoughts and listen to your feelings, and to notice how feelings alter when the people or things surrounding you are altered, allows cranial consciousness and heart consciousness to work productively together without one dominating the other. Using the heart, the brain can distinguish what it really wants from what it was conditioned to want, but has no deep rooted passion for. Just the same, the heart may tune into the brain and feel its thoughts, thus combining both organs of perception. Playing with how different thoughts make you feel, without then attaching more thoughts to those feelings or stories to them, and instead just letting them sit there while you consciously acknowledge they are there, is also crucial for finding a balance in working with both organs of perception. By listening to how the heart feels without adding mental thoughts and stories to those feelings, you can then choose to place your thoughts towards what feels more right to you when making decisions. “Ongoing stress creates an energetic environment, affecting town and country, spreading from nation to nation, causing disharmony, disease, storms and wars. The heart’s intelligence can help to dissipate these negative energies, giving people a fresh start in learning how to get along. As enough people learn about emotional fitness, it will cause a global shift into new consciousness that many are talking about, and then quality of life has a chance of becoming better for the whole.” – Doc Childre


How to Become a Backyard Garden Guerrilla Even If You’ve Never Grown a Tomato By Daisy Luther

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OMETIMES I THINK that the next Revolutionary War will take place in vegetable garden battlefields, all across North America.

Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armour and helmets, there will be backyard guerrillas, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and widebrimmed hats.  Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce.  Children will be witness to these battles, but instead of being traumatized, they will be happy, grimy, and healthy, as they learn about the miracles that take place in a little plot of land or pot of dirt. Don’t worry if you aren’t trained in this kind of warfare. The Home Grown Food Summit is an absolutely free online workshop for training gardening guerrillas. Every day, Big Agri and Big Biotech take steps towards food totalitarianism.  They do so flying a standard of “sustainability” but what they are actually trying to sustain is NOT our natural resources, but their control. Does it sound dramatic to state that if things continue on their current path of “sustainability” that we are all going to die?  If you think I’m overstating this, read on.  The case is clear that we are going to soon be “sustained” right into starvation via Agenda 21. n The European Union is in the process of criminalizing all seeds that are not “registered”.  This means that the centuries-old practice of saving seeds from one year to the next may soon be illegal. n Collecting rainwater is illegal in many states, and regulated in other states.  The United Nations, waving their overworked banner of “sustainability” is scheming to take over control of every drop of water on the globe.  In some countries people who own wells are now being taxed and billed on the water coming from those sources.  Nestle has admitted that they believe all water should be privatized so that everyone has to pay for the life-giving liquid and they continue to pump millions of gallons out of California, despite the fact that the nation’s major food-producing state is being crippled by its fourth year of drought. n Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “food code”) is a global set of standards created by the CA Commission, a body established by a branch or the United Nations back in 1963. As with all globally stated agendas, however, CA’s darker purpose is shielded by the feel-good words.  As the US begins to fall in line with the “standards” laid out by CA, healthful, nutritious food will be something that can only be purchased via some kind of black market of organically produced food.

n Regulations abound in the 1200 page Food Safety Modernization Act that will put many small farmers out of business, while leaving us reliant on irradiated, chemically treated, geneticallymodified “food”. In the face of this attack on the agrarian way of life, the single, most meaningful act of resistance that any individual can perform is to use the old methods and grow his or her own food. Growing your own food wields many weapons. n You are preserving your intelligence by refusing to ingest toxic ingredients. Many of these ingredients (and the pesticides sprayed on them) have been proven to lop off IQ points. n You are nourishing your body by feeding yourself real food.  Real food, unpasteurized, un-irradiated, with all of the nutrients intact, will provide you with a strong immune system and lower your risk of many chronic diseases.  As well, you won’t be eating the toxic additives that affect your body detrimentally. n You are avoiding GMOs. More and more foods are genetically modified. If you purchase processed food, there’s a very good chance you’re consuming genetically modified organisms.  GMOs are not only an unknown health factor, but most are either heavily sprayed with pesticides or have the pesticide built right in. n You are not participating in funding Big Food, Big Agri, and Big Pharma when you grow your own food.  Every bite of food that is NOT purchased via the grocery store is representative of money that does NOT go into the pockets of these companies who are interested only in their bottom lines.  Those industries would be delighted if everyone was completely reliant on them. n You are not susceptible to the control mechanisms and threats.  If you are able to provide for yourself, you need give no quarter to those who would hold the spectre of hunger over your head.  You don’t have to rely on anyone else to feed your family. Maybe you haven’t yet grown a garden because you aren’t sure how to get started. Maybe you have a track record as a tomato plant serial killer. Maybe you live in the city or have an HOA.  Don’t despair!  There are still more ways than you ever imagined to get down and dirty! Consider every bite of food that you grow for your family to be an act of rebellion. There is a food revolution brewing.  People who are educating themselves about Big Food, Big Agri, and the food safety sell-outs at the FDA are disgusted by what is going on. We are refusing to tolerate these attacks on our health and our lifestyles. We are refusing to be held subject to Agenda 21’s version of “sustainability”. Firing a volley in this war doesn’t have to be bloody.  Resistance can begin as easily attending an online workshop. I promise, you’ll be inspired to fight dirty after attending the Home Grown Food Summit. Sign Me Up for the Revolution!

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Drumming from page 14

Naples drum circle joins the African cultural festival performance in Fort Myers, 2008 https://youtu.be/_wkM6LWbY5s

6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Drumming

Enclosed Worlds

Exposed!

By Mark K Sargent Growing up on Whidbey Island, Washington, Mark Sargent started his career playing computer games professionally in Boulder Colorado. From there he spent the next 20 years training people in proprietary software. In 2014, he looked into what is no doubt the most ridiculous conspiracy ever, called “Flat Earth Theory”, and through extensive research, discovered that it wasn’t so laughable after all. Early in 2015, he released a series of youtube videos titled “Flat Earth Clues”, which delves into the possibility of our human civilization actually being inside a “Truman show” like enclosed system, and how it’s been hidden from the public since 1956. http://bit.ly/1zsoKWq

“Flat Earth Clues Introduction”

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IX WEEKS AGO, as I made the table of contents video for “Flat Earth Clues”, I had to open with the premise that it was all a big joke, because, as we had all been told since childhood, the world was round, and anyone that thought otherwise was either an antiquated religious zealout or a full blown tinfoil hat wearing nutcase (tinfoil blocks alien mind control). I thought it was a joke too, and I was one of those in the tin hat crowd. Maybe not looking over my shoulder every five seconds, looking for the men in black, but suspicious of everything that the mainstream media puts out. And in the truther world, there is one topic that is still avoided, because it’s ridiculous, that being the shape of the world you live in isn’t what it appears to be. Was it possible that we were all living in a giant version of the Truman show, complete with a director who looks over a dome structure? I used to think it was just an interesting science fiction tangent, but after following this rabbit hole down a ways, I now know better, and question not just everything I hear, but everything I see. For most of you, this is probably the first time you’ve heard of this concept being introduced as a serious discussion topic, and your first reaction will most likely be: Impossible, ludicrous, and simply not something you could ever get your head around. My hope is to do exactly that. In print, the message loses a little in translation, so I encourage you if possible to just Google “Flat Earth Clues” and see where the videos take you. It’s a multipart series, starting with a general introduction, then moving into specific topics, all pointing to an enclosed system that may have been discovered in 1956, and deliberately hidden from you by what I like to refer to as “The Authority”. The clues follow a path of discovery, both by the United States, and other nations, of what appears to be a massive structure which surrounds and covers everything we know as our world, and the further you look into it, the stranger it gets. The Flat Earth Clues Introduction, which I’ll summarize here, was a readers digest attempt at painting a rough picture of this using broad strokes. If our civilizations history only goes back 5000 years (give or take) without breaking, then the first 4500 of those years were united in all cultures on the perceived view

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of the world, that being a circular flatish disk, covered by a dome like shield, both protecting and confining the population within. The Christian term for this was called “The Firmament”, and I only mention this one because it’s the easiest to find when researching the system. In fact, it’s in the very first book and chapter of Genesis. Every religion in the world, even though separated by languages and thousands of miles, believed in this model without exception, until around 1500, when Copernicus and fellow scientists proposed a radical new idea, which involved a lot of speed. They stated that if the map was drawn into a globe, and then spun at 1000 miles an hour, and rotated around the sun at 60 times that velocity, then the earth, planets, sun and moon were all spheres. But there was a big problem. Even though the math worked, there was no physical way of proving it, and by that I mean seeing it for yourself. It was 1500. Balloons to carry people were still 200 plus years away. Airplanes were 400 years off. In fact, until 1957, there was no device that could climb high enough to actually see what our world looked like. And of course, like all good mysteries, this is when things go sideways, and the holes in the plot start forming, because in the 1950’s, the United States and other major governments around the world started doing strange things, making moves that were so large and decisive, they drew a picture that was in my mind, impossible. What if the Authority found something sixty years ago that was so big, so ominous, that they all agreed to spend decades of time and countless billions of dollars to hide it. Is there a secret so large that nothing takes priority over it? Is there such a thing as a conspiracy bigger than money, bigger than power, so big in fact that the only way to keep the population from looking at it is to condition them as children? In short, is it possible to hide the world? Once you find enough clues, you see that not only is it possible, but likely. There are just too many very big questions out there. Riddles that go far beyond the usual tin hat watercooler topics. Why are there no pictures of Earth from space? Why haven’t any astronauts taken an exterior panning shot? Why have all corporations been banned from going into Antarctica since 1959? Why are there no Hollywood moon mission movies? Think all these things aren’t related? Think again. These and many other questions are all tied to what could be the Mother of all conspiracies, or in my case, the last conspiracy I’ll ever look at. Follow the clues, and see where it takes you. Before it’s over, you’ll either be asking your friends if sanity has left you, or hiding under the covers with a globe, hoping that it’s real So every month, or until New Agora kicks me out, or finds someone better, I’ll be adding pieces to this enclosed world puzzle, and taking your questions regarding any aspect of the model being explained. Feel free to email me at msargent23@comcast.net. I’ll compile the questions in next month’s segment, and answer the most frequent.

Drumming has been proven in human clinical research to do the following six things: n 1. Reduce Blood Pressure, Anxiety/Stress: A 2014 study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine enrolled both middle-aged experienced drummers and a younger novice group in a 40-minute djembe drumming sessions. Their blood pressure, blood lactate and stress and anxiety levels were taken before and after the sessions. Also, their heart rate was monitored at 5 second intervals throughout the sessions. As a result of the trial, all participants saw a drop in stress and anxiety. Systolic blood pressure dropped in the older population post-drumming. n 2. Increase Brain White Matter & Executive Cognitive Function: A 2014 study published in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease found that two months of drumming intervention in Huntington’s patients (considered an irreversible, lethal neurodegenerative disease) resulted in “improvements in executive function and changes in white matter microstructure, notably in the genu of the corpus callosum that connects prefrontal cortices of both hemispheres.”[ix] The study authors concluded that the pilot study provided novel preliminary evidence that drumming (or related targeted behavioural stimulation) may result in “cognitive enhancement and improvements in callosal white matter microstructure.” n 3. Reduced Pain: A 2012 study published in Evolutionary Psychology found that active performance of music (singing, dancing and drumming) triggered endorphin release (measured by post-activity increases in pain tolerance) whereas merely listening to music did not. The researchers hypothesized that this may contribute to community bonding in activities involving dance and music-making.[x] n 4. Reduce Stress (Cortisol/DHEA ratio), Increase Immunity: A 2001 study published in Alternative Therapies and Health Medicine enrolled 111 age- and sex- matched subjects (55 men and 56 women; mean age 30.4 years) and found that drumming “increased dehydroepiandrosterone-tocortisol ratios, increased natural killer cell activity, and increased lymphokine-activated killer cell activity without alteration in plasma interleukin 2 or interferon-gamma, or in the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory II.”[xi] n 5. Transcendent (Re-Creational) Experiences: A 2004 study published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis revealed that drumming enables participants to go into deeper hypnotic states,[xii] and another 2014 study published in PLoS found that when combined with shamanistic instruction, drumming enables participants to experience decreased heart-rate and dreamlike experiences consistent with transcendental experiences.[xiii] n 6. Socio-Emotional Disorders: A powerful 2001 study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that low-income children who enrolled in a 12-week group drumming intervention saw multiple domains of social-emotional behaviour improve significantly, from anxiety to attention, from oppositional to post-traumatic disorders.[xiiii] Taking into account the beneficial evolutionary role that drumming likely performed in human history and prehistory, as well as the new scientific research confirming its psychosocial and physiological health benefits, we hope that it will be increasingly looked at as a positive medical, social and psychospiritual intervention. Considering the term recreation in its root etymological sense: re-creation, drumming may enable us to both tap into the root sense of our identity in the drummingmediated experience of being joyous, connected and connecting, creative beings, as well as find a way to engage the process of becoming, transformation and re-creation that is also a hallmark feature of being alive and well in this amazing, ever-changing universe of ours.

New to drumming and want to try it? Fortunately, drum circles have sprouted up in thousands of locations around the country spontaneously, and almost all of them are free. You will find them attended by all ages, all walks of life and all experience levels. The best way to find one is google the name of your area and “drum circle” and see what comes up. You can also find a drum online through sites like Djembe Drums & Skins. For the record, I have no affiliate relationship with Shorty Palmer or his site, but only know him as a humble master craftsman and the source for all the drums I own today.


Lion

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3.) You’ve Become an Autodidact of the First-Order “You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.” –Doctor Who You are not well-armed with weapons necessarily (though you can be). Rather, you are well-armed with knowledge and a healthy hunger for questioning all things, especially authority. You are armed with open-mindedness, spiritual plasticity, and a hunger for the unknown. You don’t settle for answers, you question them, because you understand the fallibility of the human condition and you realize that the pursuit of truth is never ending. Nothing is free from your intelligent interrogation, especially yourself. You purposefully poke holes in things that are considered sacred, and then question them to the nth degree. Like Richard Feynman said, “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” In order not to fool yourself too much, you have chosen self-education based upon the method of fallibilism: a philosophical principle of being constantly and consistently open to new evidence that could contradict some previously held position, belief, or expectation. It is implied in the natural sciences. Like Richard Feynman also said, “Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.” You realize the first step toward gaining wisdom: question everything; the second step: question the answers. The third step: repeat, ad infinitum. The knowledge gained will be painful and will almost never meet people’s expectations, which is why it’s better not to have expectations to begin with. Besides, you understand that it’s better to relish in the pain of knowledge than to languish in the bliss of ignorance. Like Douglas Adams said, “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”

4.) You Break the Rules Like an Artist “Creativity is the greatest form of rebellion.” –Osho You know all the rules but the rules don’t know you. Armed with the power of your imagination and the mighty spirit of your creativity, you are the tip of the spearhead, the point of the pencil, the aim of the paint can, the apex of the artistic soul. Your art is your shining light. But it’s also your blackest darkness. It tampers the sun even as it trumps the shadows. You use it as a lighthouse of hope for the powerless and a dark beacon of warnings for the powerful. It cannot be ignored. The pen is mightier than the sword, and you are the walking, talking personification of that fact, disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed. You are constantly in the throes of metanoia. Indeed, you are here to cause a creative ruckus, to disrupt the apathy of silence, to free the unfree by picking the lock of their imagination. Like Howard Zinn said, “They’ll say we’re disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war.” In the face of war and all warmongers, you are strategically mobilizing peace and open-mindedness through your art, because you realize as Martin Luther King Jr. did, that, “Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” Your artwork is

the epitome of peaceful organization precisely because it is politically dissident and confronts the powers-that-be like David facing Goliath. Your art liberates the human mind from the dominion of dogma, liberates the human body from the dominion of property, and liberates the human soul from the shackles of poor human governance. Like Arundhati Roy said, “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.”

5.) You Lead by Ego/Eco-Moral Example “Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and 9 life than the poor.” –Henry David Thoreau You are no longer a victim of the world, you are the world. You have matured out of both codependence and independence and into a heightened state of interdependence. You are superior to circumstance. Your ego no longer has any power over you. It is your puppet, not the other way around. The same thing goes for your shadow. You are their puppet master. They are your tools, but they are sacred tools. You use them to master your soulcraft: human flourishing. You use them to leverage cosmos into absolute interdependence. Like Bill Plotkin said, “Once one has said yes to the call to adventure, the ego is securely in the grip of the soul, and the soul serves notice that the ego will not emerge unchanged.” Your ego is the tip of the sword of your moral reasoning. Your shadow is the cut of your passion, setting the toomoral goody two-shoes on notice. The two combined make you an amoral agent par excellence, tricking the immoral culture into a state of morality and tricking the cosmos into revealing its secrets. What it reveals is the interconnection of all things: an eco-consciousness that cannot be ignored. Your response to such an allencompassing force is nothing short of eco-moral: a deep respect for the balance and moderation of cosmic law. With this knowledge you put the “well” into being a well-armed lamb. You are a force to be reckoned with precisely because you are a force of love that refuses to back down. Like Derrick Jensen said, “Love does not imply pacifism.” Your love is a lion’s love: fierce and courageous. Sheep may vacillate. Wolves may be certain. But you make them both tremble with a love gained from hard-earned pain. Let them tremble, or let them join you. Either way, you’re a lambturned-lion despite them. Your destiny is not left up to chance, for you have chosen to be well-armed.

About the Author Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world. ©2015 Waking Times, all rights reserved. For permission to re-print this article contact wakingtimes@gmail.com, or the respective author. 

Cannabis Oil from page 12

reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and are responsible for strong and shiny skin, hair and nails. Hemp seeds have high quantities of iron, magnesium and zinc, and so combat many ailments resulting from a deficiency in these minerals. Other benefits of hemp seeds include reducing craving for junk foods and boosting memory. The case of cannabis is a further positive indication to me that the NWO elite, the global conspirators, are not as powerful as they would like to think. We the people

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ultimately have the power, and the truth will ultimately triumph over lies, just as the powerful medicinal value of cannabis has outrun and outstripped the propaganda of “reefer madness”. Sometimes, though, it does take a long time for truth to prevail … Want to keep informed on the latest and greatest news and analysis on the New World Order, Natural Health, Sovereignty and more? Sign up for free blog updates! Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the global conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance. what he calls “the Miracle”, the mystery of the Consciousness. Connect with Frank at www.frankmwanderer.com

this recognition permeates the entire self of the Wanderer, then the intensity necessary for Awakening is ready and provided.

About the author: Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer, and publisher of several books on consciousness. With a lifelong interest in the mystery of human existence and the work of the human mind, Frank’s work is to help others wake up from identification with our personal history and the illusory world of the forms and shapes, and to find our identity in

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from page 23 change we hear from politicians who just want to put carbon tax credits in their pocket. Rather, we could be talking about cyclical climate shifts that have occurred regularly throughout the course of earth’s history. And with those shifts come massive migrations and species die-offs. Or, as one contributor at ENEnews. com suggested, the answer to why this is happening should be obvious: We have three cores melted out of their reactor buildings, lost in the mudrock and sandstone, which we have failed to locate and mitigate. We have an underground river running under the ruins, which we have failed to divert around the reactors. We have three empty reactors, containing nothing but corium splatter left when they blew up and melted out. We have the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, which we have stressed beyond endurance, through ocean dumping, over fishing, agricultural runoff, and now unrestricted radiation. We have the sudden collapse of the Pacific Ocean Ecosystem, with a threatened collapse of the biosphere. We continue to allow corporate and governmental inaction.

What in hell did you think was going to happen? Something is wrong with world’s food chain and one Harvard Professor suggested last year that recent signs, namely with the die-off of honeybee populations, are a prelude of things to come: But he now warns that a pollinator drop could be the least our worries at this point. That it may be a sign of things to come – bees acting as the canary in the coalmine. That not only are we connected to bees through our food supply, but that the plight that so afflicts them may very well soon be our own. Could it be that the collapse of honeybee colonies, mass sea life die-offs, and changing climates in once lush growing regions are all the result of the same underlying phenomena? If so, then we can soon expect not just higher food prices, but a breakdown in the food chain itself. And though none of us can truly prepare for a decades-long (or longer) food disaster and the complexities that would come along with it (like mass migrations and resource wars), we can take steps to make ourselves as self sustainable as possible, while also preparing emergency plans to respond to the initial brunt of the force should it hit. You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this first appeared.  This article may be re-posted in full with attribution.

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5 Reasons Breastfeeding is Awesome By Dr. Edward F. Group wakeup-world.com

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ANY MOTHERS CHOOSE breastfeeding because of the close bonding experience and the fact that it’s the most nutritious option for their baby. Commercial formulas, even the organic ones, simply can’t compare. Let’s take a look at 5 proven reasons why breastfeeding is just plain awesome.

1. Breastfeeding Provides the Best Nutrition The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests the best strategy for nutrition and health protection is “exclusive breastfeeding […] for the first 6 months of life” and “breastfeeding with complementary foods from six months until at least 12 months of age.” [1] Breastfeeding your child during the first few months of life could also influence the makeup of the gut microbiome—making the transition to solid foods easier. [2]

2. Breastfeeding Shapes the Immune System But breastfeeding does more than just help your baby with that transition to solid food. A recent study suggests breastfeeding your baby could even influence a developing immune system by, once again, influencing the microbiome. This, in turn, could also lessen your child’s chances of developing allergies or asthma. [3]

3. Breastfeeding Promotes Healthy Gut Flora Preventing allergies (and asthma) is just the tip of the iceberg. Many studies have already suggested children who are breastfed also have a “lower incidence of obesity […] diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease later in life.” (4) Because babies are born without gut bacteria, they need help developing a healthy microbiome. [4] Recent evidence suggests breastfeeding could help with that.

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4. Breastfeeding Makes Kids Smarter and Richer OK, that’s probably one bold statement, but it’s not quite far off. One study out of Brazil found babies who were breastfed actually had higher IQs, went to school longer, and made more money as adults. [5] But it’s more than just breastfeeding–the amount of time a child is breastfed could be very important as well: “for example, an infant […] breastfed for at least a year gained a full four IQ points, had 0.9 years more schooling […], and a higher income of 341 reais”—about 112 dollars—“per month at the age of 30 years, compared to those breastfed for less than one month.”

5. Breastfeeding Makes the Best Economic Sense Let’s look past the immediate health benefits for a moment. When it comes to the economy, breastfeeding could save countries millions in future health costs—and those savings make a lot of sense. [6] A UK research team figured out that savings from “reducing the incidence of common childhood diseases and curbing the subsequent risk of breast cancer” in mothers “all of which have been linked to low rates of breastfeeding” could save the equivalent of close to 60 million dollars each year!

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One Final Thought Breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience for you as a mother, and your child’s health can only benefit. Make sure that you are getting enough nutrients during pregnancy and while lactating. In addition to a daily multi-vitamin, you also want to make sure that you are getting enough iodine: “the addition of 150 mcg of iodine in all prenatal vitamins will ensure that the developing brain of the baby during pregnancy and early infancy will have sufficient iodine to develop to its maximal potential.” [7] Do you know of any other health benefits of breastfeeding? Tell us about them in the comments! ­— Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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Being a Vegetarian Builds Good Karma By Ke’Aira Dickerson www.wholenessyoga.com

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HEN WE THINK of Karma we normally think of the actions we have taken. Very rarely do we think of the effects of the food we eat or the actions that are needed in order for the food to arrive on our plates. As you may or may not know there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get the food we eat. Depending on what we eat there can be a lot of death involved in the process. Death, heavy meats and or junk food carry low/slow frequencies, negative karma, creates a dense physical/energy body and directly affects our emotions. Super foods and other natural foods are what builds good karma, high energy/frequencies, a light body and better control over our emotions.

Super Foods - Sevan Bomar https://youtu.be/mZjFFAwMQ8I Often we are told that we should eat three meals a day, seven days a week. A large portion of those meals include dense nonconductive foods. Everything we intake takes a certain amount of energy to process and absorb into our system. For instance a goji berry would take a small amount of work for the body to take it through the alchemical process of turning it from a berry into nutrients that we can absorb and gives us the energy to power us through the day. Whereas the 40oz of beer would take a lot more energy to process and the resulting energy may not have been worth the initial investment, not

to mention the liver would be unhappy. The same concept goes for very heavy foods like meat and especially fried foods. How much extra work and processing power do you want to put your body through to give it the power that it needs? Are you getting the most out of what you are in taking or is what you’re eating leaving you sluggish and low in energy? The karma for your decisions is always present. You are what you eat, literally. If you’re new to being a vegetarian we suggest that you “clean house” (cleanse) so that your body can fully benefit from the energy that the vegetarian body can generate. Fruits and veggies are not “karma-less” foods either they just walk a different path to get to us. A path that involves less death. They also come direct from a source of abundance whom is always willing to give (the earth). The plants down-

load massive amount of data from the sun and when we eat them the sun’s energy becomes a part of us. Fruits in particular have the characteristic of perpetual life as the seeds within them use the flesh of the fruit as compost to germinate and grow into a tree. Animals may not always be willing to die for us to eat; I’ve heard it said, “If it runs from you...Don’t eat it, it wants to live.” So choose which path suits you best. The Native American killed and ate animals but they would do so in a way that honoured the sacrifice that the animal made for them. They decided every time they killed that the karma (consequence) involved in the decision was well worth it and they would waste very little of their kill, finding uses for everything they could from the remains of the animal. We know that karma is the energy we pass on from ourselves to others. Our actions and how we prepare our foods directly affect the energy of the food. For instance animals that are pushed through production lines of large machinery to be killed, cleaned and package will have a direct effect on our energy. Most of these animals will die in fear therefore their fear is passed on to those that eat it. The next time you are being “served” food decide whether or not what you are being served is worthy of your karma. Additional link on the effects of food on the body. https://youtu.be/ZqrtOehrOck Wholeness.

About the author I am a vegetarian who enjoys adrenaline inducing endeavours like kickboxing. Free days are spent with my fiancée or family. I am a yoga junkie that enjoys meditating, full body breathing, drawing, and long distance running. I have experience in lucid dreaming, astral projection, working with kundalini, and meditating. www.wholenessyoga.com

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