David Stephan’s Latest Courtroom Addendum By Haley Nagasaki
the Stephans guilty.
“With the first judge, a precedent N NOVEMBER 15TH, David and had been set in the lower, provincial Collet Stephan received word that the courts. But now that it’s been upheld in verdict from their 2016 sentencing, having been found guilty for the death of their the appeal court, there’s this precedent nineteen-month-old son Ezekiel, had been where any parent who is being charged upheld in the Appeal Court. Their decision with a similar type of charge, of failing to to appeal the conviction, rather than accept a provide the necessities of life, the judge few months of jail time and house arrest, was can now omit one of those elements in indicative of the couple’s firm belief that they their charge to the jury. So even if you “did not want this precedent standing as a snare for other Canadian parents”, just as don’t trust the judge, he can set it up in it now has become so, as several Canadian such a way that the jury will have to find families are presently facing similar allegations you guilty. Or they’ll have to engage in in unrelated incidents. jury nullification, which juries are not As the Stephans were appealing their educated on, and they try to make it look conviction in the spring of 2016, the Crown like it’s a bad thing when it’s not at all. appealed as well rather than settling with David being in jail for four months, and Collet It’s a good thing when the jury has the being on house arrest for three herself. David right and the ability to say ‘yes we agree served twenty-one days of his sentence but that they’ve breached this law, but we was released on bail July 14th, 2016, and has don’t agree with the law’. And that’s been out now, still on bail, for a year and a probably what they would have found half. The Crown was not satisfied with their in our case, being that six of the twelve original sentence, as they believed it was not harsh enough. Many attribute this backlash jury members were actually crying about as a response to David’s courageous words it when they came out with the verdict”, expressed over social media. said David. Several CBC articles have used such The extreme polarization of opinion colourful and deceitful language as to call showcases, once more, the dualistic realm in David’s free speech a “scathing tirade”; words which we reside: naturopathy vs. allopathy: that might be mistaken for a poorly packaged, a balanced, holistic approach that juxtaposes institutionalized understanding of what it a system of symptoms and drugs. It is a means to stand up resounding divide for the Truth. The that impedes Crown, backed by the people and the mainstream encourages the media, is “now system of “divide seeking for three and conquer”. The to four-and-acourt is not seeking half years of jail justice for Ezekiel, time” for both parents, all because they are trying to David is acting ensure that David upon his inherent and Collet are beliefs that if he made example is to “remain of so that no quiet today, then person, especially someone else will one with such needlessly suffer potent medicine tomorrow”. as TrueHope The arduous attributed to journey embodied their name, is by these last five able to cross the years has led David conglomerate and Collet to the otherwise known as The Stephan Family. realization that BigPharma. they are working, Follow as we continue correspondence and suffering, for a cause much larger than with David, Collet and their growing themselves and their family. Despite evidence family, which as of November 22nd and information being covered up or corrupted welcomed the arrival of a baby girl. And in the courtroom, the court’s latest November continue reading as we address a current 15th decision was two-to-one (judges), trend for similarly prosecuted Canadian against the Stephans. There was a dissent parents, “also deemed loving, caring, however, as one judge spoke out about certain attentive parents, but who sought natural discrepancies during the original hearing. remedies first,” says David. “That seems to The dissenting judge recognized “based be the common threat”. on the error in law from the first judge, when The Stephans have served their he charged the jury, the jury had no choice punishment, several lifetimes over, and now but to find this couple guilty”. The error in in David’s prevailing words, “may the rights law being that one of the four elements of of loving parents be restored and protected the charge had been omitted during the trial, from those who stand to profit by removing leaving the jury, half of whom were “visibly them”. distraught”, with no other choice but to find
By Bhavika | www.stillnessinthestorm.com “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” ~ Sue Atkins
EING A PARENT is not an easy task, we all know that. It is challenging, but at the same time it’s can be a beautiful rewarding journey. While we do our best to raise our child/children in the most suitable environment to the best of our ability, a shift in perspective can bring about a radical change in our approach to parenthood. During my early childhood teacher training at a Waldorf center, my entire perspective underwent a major transformation. I realized that our role as a parent can be compared to the role of a shaman, who guides people on their individual path. Children too are ‘little people’ who according to Rudolph Steiner have chosen their parents to help them find their true purpose.
Create the Environment
A shaman creates the environment for the individual to be completely immersed in their journey. During a ceremony the shaman will probably light candles, burn sacred herbs/ incense, sing, drum, include elements of nature and so on. All this put together (along with other factors) creates the environment to do inner work. Similarly, parents have to create the environment for the child to flourish, nurture his developmental and spiritual needs. If the environment is conducive and healthy, the child too will become a balanced individual. Children act like mirrors reflecting our emotions and moods. For instance, a few months ago our 6-year old son was showing very cold behavior in school and at home, ‘I don’t care’ attitude, lack of reverence and not listening to his teacher or his parents. The teacher brought this to our attention
and also asked us about his home environment. On introspection we realized that we were exhibiting the same kind of behavior at home (due to work and a financial situation), and this was reflecting on him. Children can sense much more than we can imagine, and it doesn’t mean perfection, but rather honesty with ourselves and children sense that. When the home environment improved, so did his behavior. This was an awakening of sorts that made me realize the importance of being conscious of my actions, emotions and behavior.
Hold Space for your child
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” ~ Goethe Parents have to hold space for the child, just how the shaman holds space for the participants in a ceremony. The shaman doesn’t give instructions of behaving in a
Ways a Parent Can Be Like a
certain way or being dressed in this fashion, but merely guides with his actions (of course there are certain guidelines before entering a ceremony). Nowadays parents are only heard giving instructions or sermons on how to behave or what values to adopt, do this, don’t do that, follow this etc. etc. Children don’t need lessons, they imitate, they learn by observing the environment and people around them. Parents can only lead by example. “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.” ~ Pema Chödrön Provide a compassionate support system that can give the child courage to bear the burdens that every one has to carry. Holding space is a valuable blessing. To feel what they should feel. Be open, attuned, flexible, and compassionate to our children and to ourselves. Guide them with modesty and thoughtfulness, just how a shaman would.
Sing to them on their journey
Often shamans sing icaros and traditional healing songs during rituals that help the participants in his individual process.
Similarly, a mother sings songs to her child while putting him to sleep to guide them to a different realm and space. This routine instantly comforts a child and takes them to their dream world. Even in their waking life, songs and music puts a child at ease and is a wonderful way to bond with the little ones. Keep the labels away “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” ~ Bill Ayers A shaman is non judgmental and refrains from labeling the individual, no matter how he/ she reacts in the ceremony. If parents do the same, life would become much easier for the entire family. Labeling a child naughty or good or bad is just society’s way of ignoring the beauty and uniqueness of each child. It’s not only restricting but can also have a detrimental effect on the child. Learn to embrace their uniqueness. Parents must offer support to their children while encouraging them to find their own path.
Working with the Inner Self
Shamans have to do their own inner work, which is always quite intense. Before they can heal others they have to go through years of
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Publisher’s Corner By Lorenzo
OLIDAYS ARE A REMARKABLE time of year for me as
I’ve decided to live my life as though I’m always on holiday. Of course, I’ve also decided to live my life like I’m always working; perhaps though my definition of working isn’t the same as most others. Over the years, through sustained resolve and dedication (with plenty of mistakes and a stubborn side that would make a donkey proud) I’ve used my day-to-day choices to create a life where my work is my life and my life is my work; and really, neither are exactly work but are rather my heart-felt joy’s effort in creating and offering a helpful alternative of possibilities and perspectives for those that also feel that it really is up to us to come up with something better for everyone, to grow up in love so to speak. In other words, our New Agora. Make Art of Your Life, I read once long ago. I took the statement literally for a while, painting and writing poetry, participating in creating some fine illustrated books on evolution, imprinting my own personal experience on what it means to evolve. I have since grown to see that I am the art in my life: creating myself step-by-step, choice-by-choice; watching my actions and the reactions and consequences of life around me; noticing what makes a good, wholesome and light life, observing what does the opposite as well, and adjusting accordingly, sometimes my happy adjustments have taken decades, but here I am. Happy, healthy, growing in the right kind of abundance with much happiness in my heart. How about that! The little boy who still lives inside me is finally proud of the man I’ve become. Choosing to embody the funny side of life, all the while, taking responsibility for my actions, which is in my opinion the only true duty beyond those foisted and forced upon us by the ‘seriousness’ of the day. A life beyond what people expect geared towards shining in a time that can use all the light and laughter we can muster: sounds good to me. I never imagined growing up could be so much fun! As for our agora, over the years (more than seven now) I have seen biz come and go. Helpers, some good some of the other kind, also fade in and out of our lives. Witnessing, considering, analyzing and above all, seeing what works and what doesn’t, all with an eye on business of the best kind: Freedom to be whom your heart chooses. This is the best gift one can have and once achieved one that can be given and shared with all. You could say, each month, I have well over 100,000 ‘friends’ I get to share this delightful new life with: that’s you, you amazing readers you. So, as another year comes to a Gregorian end, a big thanks for all of your help in allowing our New Agora to become what it is today: a beacon of love, self-empowerment and abundance, one growing stronger by the day with your participation. Speaking of a ‘beacons of love’, a big Welcome Back to our life to Brock Tully. His unexpected and heart-felt phone message, right out of the blue, has picked us all up by our heart strings…and filled us with an even stronger conviction for continuing this journey of expression, freedom, truth and love. If you’re not familiar with Brock, his message of kindness and his storied journeys please visit www. brocktully.com, perfect for the season of giving. On a loving note of another kind, I wish to direct you towards our article and update (Page 2), on the Stephan family’s challenges with those so-called authorities that still beLIEve they have the right to interfere in one’s family and life. David Stephan is one of the most loving and truly successful people I’ve ever met, and our expressed support for him through his presently trying times is one of the big reasons I’ve always wanted to become a ‘publisher of truth’. Someone has to be here to shine light on all the darkness. Our hearts and love are with you David and your whole beautiful family. And to both yourself and your lovely wife Collet, a Big Congratulations on the birth of your new child: a lovely girl! Happy Holidays All. Happy New Year too! Happy being loving to one another! Now why not try it all year round? Big Happy Holiday’s Cheers Lorenzo
UCKY US! ONCE again we have Jan Kasparec’s imagination empowering us all with a painting that really speaks for itself, of us, our strange society, our even stranger civilization; a world in which the strains of cultures swirl in a cacophony of chaos, where some teem with an assured alieness, violently imposing paradigms of domination, of predatorial consciousness, of consumption, of communicating an infected awareness sick with distortion and artificiality. “Injustice in the end produces independence.” — Voltaire Everywhere, all around and through this ‘dream’, our shared reality, the reflection of that same artificiality and distortion of natural flow can be seen and felt; it informs us at every turn, in every moment, waking or otherwise. One sees it in the waste, the programmed obsolescence, the cold cruelty with which the machine feeds itself, the intentional absence of empathy, reflected in our troubled relationship to the natural world, in our questionable sharing of existence. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw And yet there we are, making our meditation, right in the thick of it, boxed all around, utterly surrounded by actively hostile energies, hungrily working to twist our own imaginative powers, through our collective and personal attentions, against us and into a force-feeding frenzy, an unrelenting diet of trauma in whatever form is the special of the day for those that sup upon our humanity. “It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” — Voltaire What we do to the world we do to ourselves. What we give really is what we get. As above so below. How we treat life is how we communicate to Life, is how Life must communicate to us in turn. “If you take the responsibility for your life, you can start changing it.” — Osho And so when we tire of this game of opposites, of polarities, and perchance begin to play with those illusions instead, as one does with making music, later a’dance with partner in hand as that very music plays, we might truly give one another a reason to rejoice, perhaps the very best of reasons, that is our very lives in celebration of the freedom
Buddha in the Matrix
we can’t help but embody, of the wonder we can’t help but express, of the flowering of our Being that is our destiny. “Now it’s your turn.” ~ Buddha (paraphrasing). Have we but the faith of a mustard seed apparently. “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” — John Milton Though it’s become politically and spiritually fashionable to go on about the oneness of everything, there really is something to it far beyond the preaching of new-agers or communitarians or any group with an -ism attached that’s jumped on the We Are All One bandwagon. Simply put: It’s, that is to say We are all ‘made’ of energy. Rocks, water, chickens, humans, celestial stuff, light, everything, everything, everything is energy. Differing frequencies equals seeming differences, but it’s actually all still the same ‘stuff, even after what we still think of as death. “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” — Chief Seattle
And from Buddha in Matrix this perspective it’s true: we are all one, one great mass of energy, all apparently about our own business, many of us apparently populating one another’s reality, all in a great big Sea of Awareness. That’s the other big kicker here. The energy that everything is made up of is also aware: rocks, water, chickens and far stranger creatures being far stranger than even we are, than we could even imagine. Perhaps that’s a useful way to conceive of The All That Is, that of everything being made up of the very fibres of awareness itself, in an endless tapestry of creation, of art. Should probably use capitals there but the point is made. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” — Voltaire
Whether it’s computer code creating a perceived reality, another kind of mathematical description analogous to life, analoging life, or digitizing it as the case may be, or a child sitting atop a parent’s knee listening keenly to a story shared, now also become part of that’s child’s story; regardless, our descriptions often define our perceptions. Consider this a moment, for here lies another golden nugget of a philosopher’s stone for our elucidation. The descriptions we share of the world are a mighty power in intelligent hands, a terrible one otherwise. Imagination is everything. The stories we tell become us. As I’ve understood it the proper use of energy is to allow it to flow, naturally, and unhindered. As I’ve come to experience it myself the practice focuses on not so much what one does as what one doesn’t. Once one removes blockages, be they habits, beliefs, faulty or unsatisfying descriptors, or other artificial constructs, various polluting substances, what have you: once removed, one’s energy flows then grows, and so on. This seems to my eye to be delightfully illustrated on the tattoos of our cover’s smiling Buddha.
“What we think, we by Jan Kasparec become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” — The Buddha Then we have that fabulous, now famous mask, a stylized depiction of Guy Fawkes of the Gunpowder Plot fame of 1605, siting atop our floating Buddha’s head. What a wonderful shout out to anarchy’s ‘new’ face, one I’m particularly fond of myself. Just as a reminder: Anarchy isn’t the absence of rules, only of rulers. V isn’t just for vendetta, it’s also for victory. Let’s also remember that the quality of one’s villains, opponents, or antagonists, is directly proportional to the quality of character, temperament and courage being born in those who rise in themselves to the occasion, fulfilling the
equation to equal evolution, one beyond any such test or formula. “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.” (Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767)” — Voltaire And what an excellent reminder of what may indeed lie behind that very mask, as we sit in contemplation of the odd world we are here to transform with our being. I see them as positions of awareness, perspectives that might be adopted by anyone with the inclination, energy and imagination. “Any man can sense that his problem is himself, but the extraordinary man goes beyond that to sense that the solution is also himself.” — Vernon Howard Masks alone are a worthy subject of exploration, that and the fear most governments have of them. There’s power there somewhere certainly. Truth as well, for any one of us might one day shrug off their everyday mask and become other than what they’ve seemed to be until now. “When the vast cathedral of our being becomes a sanctuary for all creation, we become the face of God.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie One of the powers masks possess is to remind us of our own fluidity, that even our very identities are subject to play, to transformation, to mystery. Much of this is touched upon in the Matrix movie trilogy, as it is in every movie and story presented to us, as it is in our cover this month. The question of who exists behind all our masks is a rewarding one. Though we might in truth all be actors upon the stage, as Shakespeare once put it, few realize the freedom that this offers those that fully embrace the actual Play of Life. Yet here is where the real fun can begin, with this awareness that allows for the dissolution of fear, that literally transforms that knee knocking, chill making, boot shaking, nerve-racking, nail-biting, pantsfilling, belly-quaking, fright into a flight of sheer exhilarating excitement, one achieved by making that crazy leap into total trust where anything can happen. No wonder governments no like. “If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?” — Voltaire Buddha in Matrix. Not for long. Curtain’s coming up and there’s a new show in town. “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” — Voltaire Cheers, Fredalupe!
By Catherine J. Frompovich www.activistpost.com
OW DO YOU think consumers, taxpayers, local governance and enforcement agencies would react if a federal or state law were passed which required herbicides (toxic chemical substances that kill plants) be sprayed by companies or contractors daily— every minute of the day—and those laws, plus the spraying activities those laws enabled, could not be opposed nor challenged by citizens or local governments for health reasons or other valid concerns, e.g., those herbicides were damaging and killing vegetable gardens, fruit trees, lawns including trees and shrubs, plus causing serious headaches, sinusitis, liver, kidney and eye problems, skin rashes and even brain fog? What if there were daily, hour-byhour, minute-by-minute aerial spraying and dispersal of Agent Orange; Monsanto’s Dicamba ; Dow’s Enlist Duo ; or glyphosate ! Whoa! You probably are saying. Would there be “hell in camp” to pay by all parties involved, if that actually were to take place? Well, dear readers, something equally as unsafe has been and is taking place minute-by-minute with 24/7/365 exposures with unsuspected adverse health consequences high tech consumers don’t realize are going on. It’s called microwave radiofrequencies emitted by cell towers and other microwave technologies, AMI Smart Meters, smart appliances and gadgets which emit RFs enveloping humans, the environment and all life forms in a “sea of non-ionizing electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and radiofrequencies (RFs).” Both toxic chemicals and EMFs/RFs are assaults on all life forms With herbicides, there can/may be an unpleasant odor and/or an almost immediate immune response or reaction, e.g., breathing problems, skin rashes, burning eyes, etc. Whereas with microwave EMFs/ RFs, reactions take place at cellular, molecular and neurological levels with short-to-long range consequences, one of which can be cancer! The most frequent short-range adverse health consequence is electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)  or what an astute MD would diagnose as idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI). “The World Health Organization in 1996 proposed the term “idiopathic environmental intolerance” (IEI)
Microwave Radiation Why Should Consumers Be Concerned?
be used instead, because it avoids unsubstantiated assumptions of etiology, and many people attribute symptoms to environmental agents other than chemicals, such as food or electromagnetic forces .  [CJF emphasis]” Microwave radiofrequencies “spew” constantly from cell, stingray, GWEN towers and/or antennas of all sorts, magnitudes and bandwidths. The highly-anticipated 5G bandwidth will require more cell towers than ever to the point where one could be placed on your property without your approval or consent, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it according to regulations! “The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is a law which stripped all States and local governments of their power to consider the potential adverse health impacts of RF radiation from Cell Towers and Cell Antennas, when a wireless company files any type of zoning application seeking to install them. As hand-crafted by those lobbying for
the wireless industry, Section 704 of the Act provides: “No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that such facilities comply with the Commission’s regulations concerning such emissions.”” Source: http://www. anticelltowerlawyers.com/questionsanswers/ Readers must realize, plus process intellectually, the fact that NO long-term
human health or environmental safety testing has been done for the highlytouted, faster Wi-Fi, millimeter wave 5G or for the previously rolled out 3G and 4G—all of which emit constant electromagnetic and radiofrequencies, impacting human physiology, something consensus science and ICNIRP do not want to address despite microwave industry-funded studies finding and confirming 32% of studies performed caused non-thermal radiation wave adverse effects! FCC’s conundrum: Thermal vs Nonthermal microwave effects Until the U.S. Federal Communications Commission gets its act together about thermal versus non-thermal effects and identifies the safe SARs (Specific Absorption Rates) for microwave technologies and smart gadgets as actually used and humans live with and are exposed to—not the theoretical 30-minute-exposure studies, humans are subjected to 1996 FCC classifications, which are outdated, while the microwave industry aggressively pushes higher and higher bandwidths for faster and faster service. There are a variety of definitions for “non-thermal effects” included in different international standards. They start by the simple description that they are “effects of electromagnetic energy on a body that are not heatrelated effects”, passing through the very general definition related to low-level effects: “biological effects ascribed to exposure to low-level electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, i.e. at or below the corresponding dosimetric reference levels in the frequency range covered in this standard (0 Hz-300 GHz)”, and going to the concrete definition of “the stimulation of muscles, nerves, or sensory organs, vertigo or phosfenes” [sic/phosphenes]. Here, we discuss what kind of effect does the non-thermal one has on human body and give data of measurements in different occupations with low-frequency sources of electromagnetic field such as electric power distribution systems, transformers, MRI systems and : video display units (VDUs), whereas thermal effects should not be expected. In some of these workplaces, values above the exposure limits could be found, nevertheless that they are in the term “nonthermal effects” on human body. Examples are workplaces in MRI, also in some power plants.
Here, we will not comment on non-thermal effects as a result of RF or microwave exposure because there are not proven evidence about the existance [sic] of such effects and mechanisms for them are not clear. Source: Electromagn Biol Med. 2013 Jun;32(2):145-54. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2013.776349. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/23675617 The apparent reason “such effects and mechanisms for them are not clear” probably is due to the fact ICNIRP and other microwave industry associations, which provide ‘research data’ for the World Health Organization, keep saying more and more studies are needed, but apparently won’t perform them. However, the microwave industry did such studies and 32% found non-thermal adverse events from microwaves! The ‘realm’ of non-thermal adverse effects is found within neurological functions associated with the human brain, central nervous system, biochemistry and blood morphology as opposed to thermal adverse effects whereby heat is generated and heats/burns human skin. “An increasingly common response includes clumping (rouleau formation) of the red blood cells, heart palpitations, pain or pressure in the chest accompanied by anxiety, and an upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system coincident with a downregulation of the parasympathetic nervous system typical of the ‘fight-or-flight’ response.”  During the last several decades, numerous studies have been performed aiming at the question of whether or not exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) influences the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of RFR on the permeability of BBB in male and female Wistar albino rats. Right brain, left brain, cerebellum, and total brain were analyzed separately in the study. Rats were exposed to 0.9 and 1.8 GHz continuous-wave (CW) RFR for 20 min (at SARs of 4.26 mW/kg and 1.46 mW/kg, respectively) while under anesthesia. Control rats were sham-exposed. Disruption of BBB integrity was detected spectrophotometrically using the Evans-blue dye, which has been used as a BBB tracer and is known to be bound to serum albumin. Right brain, left brain, cerebellum, and total brain were evaluated for BBB permeability. In female rats, no albumin extravasation was found in in the brain after RFR exposure. A significant increase in albumin was found in the brains of the RF-exposed male rats when compared to sham-exposed male brains. These results suggest that exposure to 0.9 and 1.8 GHz CW RFR at levels below the international limits can affect the
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other great independent sites will have an uphill battle when it comes to getting their content in front of readers. Google has announced they will be doubling down on their ‘Orwellian’ practice of making stories disappear from their monopolistic search engine. goo.gl/5BXVKN
n Big Pharma Billionaire Arrested, Charged with Conspiracy and Bribery of Doctors
C n How It Became A Crime To Be Poor In America
I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today. goo.gl/gXT41Q
n the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country adopted a set of criminal justice strategies that punish poor people for their poverty. Right now in America, 10 million people, representing two-thirds of all current and former offenders in the country, owe governments a total of $50bn in accumulated fines, fees and other impositions. goo.gl/kvK7hz
n Canada: ‘A Northern Power’ Once
Again? NAFTA, ‘A Monstrous Swindle’
n 1854, Canada entered its first free trade (or Reciprocity) treaty with the United States and by 1866 it was clear the Canadian colonies were being absorbed into the US. A bill was introduced in Congress for their admission as “States and Territories of the United States of America.” In that year, however, the US unilaterally abrogated the agreement. In shock, the Canadian colonies decided to unite and create their own economy — “a northern power.” On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was born.. goo.gl/dMyGV5
n Global Poverty: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World
he 2016 Oxfam Davos Report which the mass media have ignored arrestingly shows that 62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, it reports from its uncontested public sources that this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in just the last five years. Yet the big lies persist even here that “the progress has been made in tackling world poverty” and “extreme poverty has been halved since 1990”. goo.gl/rw8N7W
n EMF Pollution and Chronic Disease — the Untold Truth Exposed
ith the national rollout of smart meters and the advent of 5G wireless technology, healthcare professionals like Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD are becoming increasingly concerned about the threat posed by EMF pollution. But, in my opinion, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are still one of the most overlooked health issues of our time – even by integrative healthcare providers. goo.gl/WCLmxb
n Officials Caught Forcing State Scientist to Alter Findings to Cover Up Earthquake Fracking Link
ccording to Austin Holland, the former lead seismologist for the state of Oklahoma, officials at the University of Oklahoma worked to actively cover up scientific findings that linked fracking to earthquakes. Oklahoma is one of the most drastic examples of how fracking can cause an upsurge in seismic activity, with the state seeing 639 earthquakes in the year of 2016 alone. goo.gl/YrtBzw
Health n New York Times Confirms Natural News Investigation: Mumps Now Spread Mostly by Vaccinated Children
n Bookmark This: Over 400 Links Google Doesn’t Want You to Visit
he war on truth has reached a fever pitch as Google has made it their mission to annihilate the independent media. The ‘New Media’ lead by the likes of Infowars, Breitbart, Natural News and many
he New York Times is now confirming that Natural News has been right all along about the real cause of mumps outbreaks in America. In a bombshell article entitled, “Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated,” the NYT admits that vaccinated children are spreading mumps. Via the NYT: (bolding added) goo.gl/2HaVWF
n Neonicotinoids Are Officially Toxic to Songbirds
groundbreaking study is showing once and for all that despite safety claims, insecticides called neonicotinoids have a direct effect on the health and travels of songbirds. Inhabitat reports: Reportedly, this is the first study to show that imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate) — which are two of the most widelyused insecticides — are toxic to seed-eating songbirds.. goo.gl/a7uY12
Study Confirms That Alcohol is Ten Times Deadlier Than Cannabis on the Road
A n New HPV Vaccine Documentary: Sacrificial Virgins By Joan Shenton UK Association of HPV Vaccine Injured Daughters (AHVID) and SaneVax are pleased to announce the new HPV vaccine documentary produced by Joan Shenton, Meditel Productions and Yellow Entertainment. Sacrificial Virgins is a series in three parts written and narrated by Joan Shenton and directed by Andi Reiss.Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the vaccine is often given to girls before they become sexually active – exposes controversial evidence to the world in the hope of avoiding a global tragedy similar to the one left in the wake of Thalidomide use. goo.gl/SaLyQb
n examination of over 3600 cases concludes that alcohol is ten times deadlier on the road than cannabis, a fact which is just now being confirmed as a result of legalization. Opponents of legalization have long argued that it legal cannabis would be a significant danger on the roads, but as can again confirm, it is indeed much safer than alcohol, a drug which has killed hundreds of thousands of people on America’s roads alone. goo.gl/f94VFG
Science, Tech & Beyond
n Attacking Ourselves: Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us
omething strange is happening in the world of immunology lately and a small evidence of it is that the Godfather of Autoimmunology, Yehuda Shoenfeld, is pointing to vaccines – specifically, some of their ingredients including the toxic metal aluminum – as a significant contributor to the growing global epidemic of autoimmune diseases. The bigger evidence is a huge body of research that’s poured in in the past 15 years, and particularly in the past five years. goo.gl/VdpRDY
n These Clear Solar Cells Can Turn Any Glass Surface Into Power
class of new, transparent tech can allow us to harvest massive amounts of energy from glass surfaces like building and car windows, cell phones and other translucent surfaces. GNN reports: Scientists at Michigan State University detailed in a paper in the journal Nature Energy how highly transparent solar applications could “nearly meet U.S. electricity demand” and drastically reduce reliance upon fossil fuels. “We will see commercial products become available over the next few years,” Richard Lunt, an associate professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at MSU, tells Newsweek. “We are just beginning to hit performance metrics that make sense to scale up.” goo.gl/LWPJbt
n Teens with Smartphones Have A Junkie Mentality and They Need Help
hen parents give their children cell phone privileges, specifically smartphones with connections to various social media apps, what they are really doing is providing them with a key into the mad world of addiction. So says treatment specialist Mandy Saligari. Basically, teens with smartphones have a junkie mentality. “When you’re giving your kid a tablet or a phone, you’re really giving them a bottle of wine or a gram of coke,” she said during an interview with the Independent. goo.gl/4WkJbB Page 9
n Company Maps Cannabis Genome to Protect Marijuana From Monsanto
here is an urban legend that has been floating around on the Internet for several years now, that Monsanto either has obtained or is working towards obtaining a patent for a genetically modified strain of cannabis. Monsanto’s own website vehemently denies this, stating categorically, “Monsanto has not and is not working on GMO marijuana. This allegation is an Internet rumor.” While the naïve among us might choose to take them at their word, those who are more familiar with Monsanto’s tactics know not to believe a thing they say.. goo.gl/JVGTb2
5 Foods With The Same Beneficial Cannabinoids As Found In Cannabis
By Anna Hunt
OU CAN STILL benefit from the same cannabinoids that give the cannabis plant its medicinal properties, without consuming cannabis. There are several foods rich in cannabinoids that benefit the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for helping the body maintain internal balance, also called homeostasis. Foods that support the function of the endocannabinoid system are pivotal to overall health and well-being. Here are five foods that contain healing cannabinoids and offer therapeutic benefits similar to cannabis.
1. Black Pepper – Piper nigrum
properties. It affects the endocannabinoid system by deactivating the enzyme called FAAH. This enzyme typically breaks down the endocannabinoid known as anandamide. Scientists identify anandamide as the body’s natural version of THC. That’s why eating delicious, organic dark chocolate can give you the sensation of being relaxed and happy. Researchers at the Neurosciences Institute of San Diego were able to back up the claims that chocolate does contain three compounds that act as healing cannabinoids. My favorite products: Healthworks Cacao Powder Raw Organic; Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate, 85% Cacao; Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate, 85% Cacao
3. Black Truffles – Tuber melanosporum
Black pepper has much in common with cannabis. The plant’s aroma molecule, called beta-caryophyllene (BCP), functions as a cannabinoid. Similar to other plant-based cannabinoids, BCP binds with the CB2 receptors. This gives black pepper its therapeutic effect of reducing inflammation. Various researches have suggested that BCP could be used for the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis. In addition, it may potentially increase the effectiveness of certain anti-cancer drugs.
Similarly to cannabis and cacao, black truffles also create anandamine. Some have dubbed anandamide “the bliss molecule,” because it helps the body regulate mood. In addition, it regulates how we perceive pain. It does this by binding with CB1 receptors that are present in the central nervous system. My favorite products: Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest; TruffleHunter Black Truffle Slices
2. Cacao – Theobroma cacao
4. Kava – Piper methysticum
The cacao plant has many therapeutic
Typically used in a medicinal tea, kava
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can ease anxiety and chronic pain. It is also induces a sedative effect. Hence, in certain cultures kava tea has become a popular natural anxiety remedy. Kava is the national drink of Fiji. It is made by mixing the powdered kava root of this peppery plant with water. Similar to THC, components in kava bind to CB1 receptors in brain locations associated with addiction and cravings. For decades, Pacific Islanders in Fiji have been using kava as a treatment for addiction. My favorite products: KONA KAVA Premium Powdered Kava Root; Yogi Tea Herbal Kava Tea for Stress Relief
5. Coneflower – Echinacea This plant is well-known for its ability to help the body fight off the common cold. It is also used to relieve anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and arthritis. Echinacea is a bit different than cannabis because it uses cannabimimetics instead of cannabinoids to engage the endocannabinoid system, particularly the CB2 receptor. Similar to THC in cannabis, the N-alkyl amides (NAAs) in Echinacea are responsible for regulating the immune system, pain and inflammation. My favorite products: Traditional Medicinals Organic Echinacea Plus Tea As an aside, you may also find it interesting that hemp seeds and hemp
seed oil contain very low concentration of cannabinoids, at less than 25 parts per million (ppm). Compare this to CBD oil extracts produced from cannabis plant flowers, which have 150,000 ppm CBD. (source) Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most common cannabinoid in most cannabis plants.
About the Author Anna Hunt is the founder of AwarenessJunkie.com, an online community paving the way to better health, a balanced life, and personal transformation. She is also the co-editor and staff writer for WakingTimes. com. Anna is a certified Hatha yoga instructor and founder of Atenas Yoga Center. She enjoys raising her three children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Visit her essential oils store here. This article (5 Foods with Same Beneficial Cannabinoids as Found in Cannabis) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Anna Hunt and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
3 Spiritual Concepts That Will Help You Endure Times of
Chaos, Unrest and Fear By Dylan Charles
UE TO OUR Technological connectedness, now more than ever before people are feeling the heavy weight of severe cataclysmic and tragic events, affecting millions of people around the world, with only the promise of greater turmoil to come. It’s easy in this environment to slip into overwhelming despair, anxiety and depression, which only makes things worse. It’s imperative to focus on self-care and personal spiritual cultivation in order to endure and protect ourselves from the negativity that confronts us. The truth of the matter is, however, that while we may feel like these are especially dark times, throughout human history people have always had to live through untold suffering at the hands of both man and nature. While we may feel exceptionally challenged right now, we have a long human story to fall back on for guidance and comfort. This comfort can be found in a few very simple spiritual concepts that have the power to radically shift our perspective and instantly rewrite how we view the world and our role in it.
1. Letting Go
The ability to let go of emotional attachments is perhaps that greatest spiritual
tool to surviving and thriving in times of adversity. It is when our expectations of the world and its outcomes for us lie in contrast to reality that we find it challenging to accept and move forward with ease through suffering. This concept is quite aged in the archives of spiritual practice. Taoism is perhaps the oldest wisdom tradition that teaches the importance of being fully present with what is, while radially releasing the expectation of what should be. Here, Master David James Lees explains the importance of letting go: “When faced with real or imagined challenging life circumstances which provoke what I refer to at the ‘feeling of fear’, your ability to trust and let go can be destabilized and even swing your energy wildly out of balance… Practical or emotional challenges that appear to be beyond your existing comfort zone can cause your ‘fight or flight’ mentality to swing into action. This is when it can seem advantageous not to trust or to refuse to let go of familiar and comfortable ways of thinking and acting, essentially as a means of protecting yourself. It’s almost as if you emotionally ‘batten down the hatches’ to weather an uncertain storm, but in doing so
you sacrifice one of your most valuable navigation tools: your inner compass of trust and energetic connection to the Universe!” ~David James Lees
2. Acknowledging the Shadow Self
Without integration and acceptance of the shadow self, the individual is doomed to suffer the travesty of disharmony and imbalance. For it is only when the shadow is recognized, not repressed, that it can be of benefit in expanding the range of possible positive outcomes in one’s life. “It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting
not just of little weaknessesand foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster. ~ Carl Jung, On the Psychology of the Unconscious This concept is about embracing the darkness within, and appreciating that as a force of nature, both individually and collectively, our shadow side serves the purpose of steering us toward growth. By acknowledging the shadow side of our existence, that is, to not resist its outbursts and messages, we are able to confront suffering and adversity with the understanding that somehow a greater interest is also being served, in the form of awakening. “The shadow is most destructive,
Please see SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS, page 22
By Arjun Walia
Study: Factors Associated with
HAT IS THE autonomic nervous systems (ANS)? It regulates the functions of our internal organs. Its role is to regulate several bodily functions such as digestion, heart rate, urination, sexual arousal, respiratory rate, pupillary response, and more. It operates reflexively and unconsciously, often without our even noticing. For example, we do not decide to make our heart beat faster when we are afraid, or notice when our blood vessels change size. This system just does what it does, assumed to have no external influences, and considered to be a natural body response that’s regulated by the hypothalamus in the brain (which is what regulates the autonomic nervous system). It’s the primary regulator of acute stress response, also known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. What are ‘factors associated with consciousness?’ From a modern day scientific standpoint, factors associated with consciousness include observation, measurements, human intention, perception, and our thoughts. We have seen these terms used in publications before, and we’ve written about a quantum physics experiment where “factors associated with consciousness” had significant results in physical systems. When talking about consciousness today, the perception and definition of this term is very different from, let’s say, an ancient Ayurvedic perspective, and it’s important to make that distinction here.
Thoughts have been shown, from a scientific perspective, to yield some very significant results when it comes to influencing physical systems, including our own bodies.
Can Influence Our Autonomic Nervous System It’s no secret that a well-functioning immune system protects the body from pathogens, but sometimes it’s not strong enough, and this can lead to the development of various autoimmune diseases. The immune
University in Nijmegen, decided to conduct a study. According to them, humans do indeed have the potential and ability to influence the autonomic immune system with the power of the mind. And Wim Hof proved it.
Thoughts have been shown, from a scientific perspective, to yield some very significant results when it comes to influencing physical systems, including our own bodies. system is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, and it has long been thought that we could not voluntarily influence our immune system nor the autonomic nervous system. This all changed when an intensive care researcher by the name of Dr. Matthijis Kox, along with Peter Pikkers, Professor of Experimental Intensive Care Medicine at Radboud
Wim Hof, aka “Iceman,” raised the eyebrows of many scientists after he was able to use meditation to stay submerged in ice for almost two hours without his core body temperature changing one bit. This is remarkable, to say the least, and adds to the growing body of evidence that points to the
important role consciousness plays in our body’s reaction to certain situations/ailments. Since Wim was able to successfully maintain his core body temperature in such a harsh environment, he’s since gone on to climb Mount Everest in his shorts, resist altitude sickness, complete a marathon in the Namib Desert with no water, and proven under a laboratory setting that he’s able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will. Almost everything this man has done was thought to be impossible by most; that is, influence his autonomic nervous system and immune response through concentration and meditation. According to the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre: “The results obtained are remarkable, however, the investigators emphasize that so far, these results have only been obtained in a single individual. Therefore, they can not serve as scientific evidence for the hypothesis that the autonomic nervous system and the immune response can be influenced through concentration and meditation techniques.” (http://www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2011/04/110422090203.htm) To examine Hof’s ability, researchers injected an endotoxin, which is a dead cellwall component of bacteria, into healthy volunteers. When this happens, the immune system reacts as if real, live bacteria have actually entered into the body, and thus it automatically creates an immune system response. The response is characterized by the production of inflammatory mediators and flulike systems. “These experiments are completely safe and have been performed on more than
Please see NERVOUS SYSTEM, page 25
By Haley Nagasaki
ONGTIME CANNABIS CONSULTANT, and the mysterious founder of CURÓ, has spent over a decade perfecting the art of cured cannabis; the laborious process of slow drying, smallbatched, premium quality organic cannabis strains for the consumption by the ultimate cannasseur. CURÓ is the world’s first cured cannabis brand and is exclusively distributed in Canada by Compassion in Motion. The quality of cured cannabis evolves and increases over time because the plant’s cells continue the refinement process biochemically. It’s likely that cannabis will undergo a similar evolution as tobacco. Curing tobacco is the essence of the refined smoke, so how come we don’t cure cannabis? Do people smoke green tobacco or buy moonshine from the store? No. Then how come we smoke uncured, green cannabis? One word: prohibition. These were the original questions of the mysterious scientist and visionary technologist, founder of CURÓ that led to over a decade of developing the artisanal craft of curing cannabis to ultimate refinement. At twenty-five to thirty dollars per gram, the price attests to the quality. These smooth and flavourful delicacies hit the subtle notes of aged wine and cheese, chocolate and coffee, even smoked salmon; the flavour profile is unlike any cannabis I’ve ever smoked, a luxury item of which the effects are as equally unmatched. I found that this product delivered on all levels for what I personally seek in a
CURÓ, The World’s First Premium Cured Cannabis Brand (Over a Decade in Development)
Thirteen Month - Purple Warlock Cure. Mid-Harvest Indica. cannabis experience, including the body buzz of hashish, the relaxed mellowness of indica, folded in with sativa’s mental clarity and concentration. My initial experience with CURÓ brought my attention to the connection with the plant’s spirit, to a place of openness and delight and of spiritual nourishment; fostering an inquisitive mind and deep relaxation. It’s surprising to me that curing cannabis is not more common as it seems a natural progression when dealing with a divine plant with such boundless potential. Yet the company owner expressed to me how most producers are, above all else, interested in profit, and the faster they can produce the more money they will make. Ergo the
concept of carefully opening and rotating jars, daily, for months on end, as well as heavy monitoring moisture and heat levels to negate the chance of mold development, is as demanding as it is rewarding. The founder of CURÓ, has modeled his curing process after Cuban cigar dry methods, and even fine scotches, which gain in value over time. The quality and price is determined by the length of time the cannabis is cured, from three months, six months, and one year or more; a process that he developed after many years as a Cannabis Consultant. The final product, delivered in luxurious glass, labeled jars, is a 5A quality cannabis product that requires no more than a few puffs to experience the same fullness that other ganjas require more to achieve. This
means that premium prices deliver premium quality of which the consumer is using less to achieve more; saving money while offsetting adverse health reactions related to smoke inhalation by diminishing overall use. Talking with the Founder of CURÓ In 2002, the creator of CURÓ began investigating why cannabis would lose its smell, and degrade after processing. He found that 70-80% of the cannabis knowledge in the underground market was actually in error due to the desire to get the product to market as quickly as possible. Through his involvement in the industry, he found that the buds should never be touched or trimmed. The outer, protective leaves don’t actually contribute much to the weight, and manicured buds, as it turns out, are a product of the illegal market, and of the people who are reluctant to pay for extra plant matter. The founder noticed that most things people had told him were false simply because they wanted to expedite transition into the marketplace. The creator of CURÓ spent seventeen years of trial and error only to rediscover what humans had already known for centuries. Through his research, he found that “a great many plants and vegetables are improved when you store them. They continue to process at a cellular level if they’re stored in the right conditions, i.e. proper temperature and humidity zone. Gas exchange in the cells signal evidence of this”. The curing process makes the plant 2-5% more potent than the levels at harvest. Potency is not the main reason
Please see CURÓ, page 29
What comes to mind when you think of toxic waste disposal? Biohazard suits, lead-lined vaults, and burial deep underground? You might be shocked to learn that a dumping ground for these chemicals is a product that many people consume daily to ensure good health — and it may be in your medicine cabinet.
By Sayer Ji
HEN IT COMES to dietary supplements, all products are not created equal. A label can identify the presence of a specific ingredient without indicating if it’s from a natural, bioavailable and biocompatible source, or from a synthetic, inorganic source. This is despite the fact that our bodies may not recognize these synthetic ingredients as food. When a supplement contains an ingredient that is not bioavailable, the body either will not absorb or utilize it correctly. The best one can hope for is that the substance will pass, inert, through the body. But with certain ingredients, the material from which they are extracted is highly toxic, rendering a substance that can do more bodily harm than good. Industrial waste products such as fluoride (a byproduct of aluminum manufacturing and known neurotoxin), and cobalt-60, a radioactive waste material culled from nuclear reactors, have been used for decades in broadreaching applications to make our water “healthier” and our food “safer.” With FDA-approval and cherry-picked, manufacturer-sponsored studies as “proof”, the unsuspecting public is lulled into a sense of safety regarding these practices. And these aren’t the only such hoaxes being perpetrated on the American people.
Hidden in Plain Sight As with most things in our modern world,
Is Your MultiVitamin Trying to Kill You?
Based on animal studies, we know that a mere 100 milligrams of the stuff are a fatal dose to most humans. The amount found in Centrum is 55 micrograms (mcg); that’s 5 mcg more than the EPA allows in a liter of drinking water before declaring it unsafe for human consumption! Organically bound selenium is the vital human nutrient that sodium selenate cannot replace. Selenium is found in foods like nuts, seeds, and organic produce grown in seleniumrich soil. This naturally occurring trace mineral is very different than the unbound, synthetic form being put into some multivitamins. Organic selenium is known for its ability to boost the immune system, improve thyroid function, protect against heart disease, and even prevent cancer. Sodium selenite/selenate, on the other hand, has been shown to cause DNA damage associated with cancer and birth defects.
Cupric Oxide understanding this logic requires you to follow the money trail. The economics are simple: chemical byproducts and industrial waste are environmentally hazardous and in abundant supply. This makes them both difficult and costly to dispose of properly. Selling these waste products as cheap, raw materials is a BIG win for manufacturers. And repackaging them as health supplements can be extremely profitable. One of the most popular health supplements by category is the multivitamin. Consumed by adults and children alike, multivitamins are sold as veritable health insurance. If you don’t get enough of the recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, taking a quality multivitamin can fill this dietary gap. But not all vitamins on supermarket shelves are actually good for you. Some manufacturers source “healthy nutrients” that
are toxic to the body, even in small quantities. This confounding trend is not limited to offbrand manufacturers looking to produce cheap knock-offs of “the good stuff”. Some of the most trusted name brands use ingredients that show up on global watch lists of hazardous substances we’ve been instructed to avoid for health and safety. Disguised as healthy nutrients, the following toxic imposters are listed on the labels of popular multivitamins Centrum, OneA-Day, and Flintstones for Kids. As you will see, some of the biggest dangers to consumers are hidden in plain sight!
Sodium Selenate/Sodium Selenite Sodium selenate, a byproduct of copper metal refining, is four times more toxic than the known killing drug, cyanide. Yet, it is proudly listed as a “nutrient” in many common health products.
Cupric oxide is one of several derivative forms of “dietary copper”, a micronutrient needed to ensure proper growth and development of bones and connective tissues, as well as for maintaining the health of vital organs such as the brain and heart. Organically, copper is found in a variety of foods, including dark leafy greens, organ meats, beans, nuts, dried fruits, nutritional yeast, as well as oysters and shellfish. The synthetic derivations found in many multivitamins are an entirely different kettle of fish! For decades, cupric oxide was the principal source of dietary copper in supplements sold for livestock and companion animals. But an array of studies conducted as far back as the 1980’s on the bioavailability of cupric oxide determined it was not fit for
Please see MULTIVITAMIN, page 21
Every society has a cognitive structure of permissible knowledge that is managed by an elite and forbidden knowledge that is distributed in black or shadow markets by cognitive outlaws, heretics, revolutionaries, or just plain crazies. ~William Irwin Thompson
By Kingsley L. Dennis
UR HUMAN CONCEPTS of truth are always partial, always fragmentary and incomplete, for they are reflections of our own imperfections and incompleteness. Every culture creates its cosmology, its coherent world picture, and thus invariably creates its own limitations too. And those thinking patterns or ideas that do not fit in with the social consensus are labeled as heretical. These are artificial distinctions — the boundaries, parameters, and perimeters — erected by the human mind. The mind makes the world as we see it. Each culture considers its worldview superior. Just as each culture teaches its own history based on biased history texts, so does each society layer the mind with biased thinking. The modern worldview has taken it upon itself to believe that its view is the world, rather than a particular view of the world. The distinction may appear slight, yet its consequences are far reaching. Our own attempts at personal transformation beyond our social conditioning will always be opposed by the consensus assumptions held by our particular society. To break from engrained patterns and conditioned viewpoints will always get you labeled as a ‘heretic.’ A heretic of the conscious mind is not a bad heretic to be — the evolution of human civilization has always been dependent upon such heretics. We can choose what type of narrative we wish to use to frame our perspective on life and reality — yet to not choose any narrative at all is not only not an option, it is also not possible. The world we choose to see is our map of the world; and it is largely a projection of our own state of consciousness. Yet this can be a trap for us as much as liberation. We can become trapped inside the parameters of our mind’s models if we are not open to flexibility and variation. Likewise, societies also display an unwillingness to being open to such flexibility; and so innovative ideas and
visionary minds often experience intimidation at the outset. Such cultural conservatism can be seen as a philosophy of small minds which prefer the safety and security of serving the status quo. Yet they are in danger of forgetting that the imperative of life is to continually change and transcend. Many of our culturally biased perceptions are formed in accordance to seeing reality in a selective way. When we enlarge our capacity for conscious reflection, we enlarge our perspective upon the cosmos. Our capacity of mind is a window of perception — we either view through a small aperture or a larger one; like looking out from a room through either a small or a larger window. Yet the current cult of scientific reason has led us to believe that physics and mathematics is the only way to ‘read’ the universe. In other words, that any relationship or understanding with the cosmos and/or with any form of cosmic intelligence is through the power of equations. The world, the universe — our sense of meaning — may be little else to many of us than a set of complex equations. Naturally, we may ask the question — What makes us think that our way of seeing the world today is the right one? Or is our current understanding any better than alternative perspectives? Each of us bets our life on some picture of reality. We should therefore ask ourselves of this picture — Does it feel deeply, intuitively ‘right’? And does it continue to feel right as times goes on? Our modern worldview may appear coherent to us; yet on the contrary it is fragmented, artificial, and lacking any sense of communion. It also lacks any deep sympathy and appreciation. The modern dominant perception, largely inherited from western science, is one that is lacking in the understanding of correspondence. We have been positioned into a dualism of ‘objective vs. subjective,’ where it has to be one or the other, yet cannot be a correspondence — a participation — involving both. In truth, neither absolutes exist — there is never one or the other (black or white; objective or subjective). These distinctions are the inventions of human thought models and as
such are representative of our state of thinking rather than anything else. If reality is a jigsaw, then our over-active rational minds have just deliberately jumbled the pieces of this jigsaw. Each system of knowledge that we adhere to and support is only a specific form of articulation according to time and place. No one form, or specific articulation, is absolute. From our articulations (our speculations or assumptions) we form our perceptions of reality. As part of our human experience we render reality in specific ways. We do this through our cultures, systems of philosophy, and systems of beliefs. We interpret reality according to patterns, and these patterns represent our states of thinking. For most people, it is almost impossible to comprehend beyond one’s limits of comprehension. These models of interpreted reality have formed our philosophies and cosmologies over past epochs — from the Greek mind to the Renaissance — and yet we continue to lack a cosmology that grasps the core creative dynamics of the cosmos in which we exist. Each epoch in human civilization demands a corresponding cosmology in which to frame it; and which also guides its ethos. We are at the stage now, and have been for several decades, where we need a new framework of reality that better serves us as not only a planetary civilization but also as a rudimentary space faring one. The inadequacy of our current models has led us to a period of disruption and general confusion, dissatisfaction, and uncertainty. And in the end everything comes back to consciousness. As Terence McKenna once said — ‘We need to truly explore the problem of consciousness, because as human beings gain power they are becoming the defining factor on the planet. The questions that loom are, “Is man good?” and then, if the answer is yes, “What is man good for?”’[i] We are in need of a new cosmology — a new worldview — if for nothing other than to find out what humanity is good for. We are yet to fully acknowledge that the human path is one of creative transcendence through conscious evolution. The journey ahead is unfolding around us — we are in it — and so we have no choice but to go along with the ride. The world is already innately in energized connectivity; according to quantum science every
molecule, atom, and quark is connected through a non-local energy field. Yet despite this scientific narrative we continue to maintain the worldview that sees life in separation, with isolation, concrete boundaries, and tangible thresholds. There can be no other way to see this other than as alienating the human soul. The question is not whether but when we will get around to transforming human consciousness in order to correspond to new perspectives. So the first question is — when are we going to literally change our minds?
A Change of Mind
Historians have noted that for around five hundred years — the period between 500-1000 CE — the western human psyche showed almost no signs of interiority. There was little interest in probing into the mind itself within the incumbent socio-religious culture. However, monasticism, from around 1000 CE onwards, did show signs of interiority and its relation with morals and ethics. This, it is suggested, proved to be anathema to the orthodox religious institutions, especially the Catholic Church, as it gave rise to increased Gnostic experience. Around this time a number of religious sects emerged which had elements of Gnosticism and Manichaeism in their teachings and which were treated as being of the highest form of heresy. These included such sects as the Bogomils and the Cathars. From first-hand accounts that have survived it appears that the Gnostic aspect of these sects relied on deep states of interiority and vision that deeply worried the Orthodox Church. As a result, the Inquisition — a judicial system of the Roman Catholic Church — was
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established in the late 12th century to directly combat heresy. It has even been suggested that the Inquisition can be seen as the origin of the modern police state. That is, the masses are held in check by various forms of administrative violence posing as cultural institutions. The mass mind of humanity has often reacted aggressively, sometimes bemusedly, when essential tendencies are repressed. These tendencies are often labeled as pagan, mystical, heretical, or even downright taboo; and such repressions often resurface in other ways, in other forms. Yet the real western heresy has been the suppression and denial of such sacred internal visionary tendencies and Gnostic elements in society. Archaic repressed energy has arisen in many varied forms over the centuries. The expression of inner psychic visions may be detrimental to the person if it is unleashed into a culture that sees no place for it. It is more often the case that our cultures socially ‘drug’ us into the consensus reality. The mind unleashed, according to a sacred path, has been the way of the perennial wisdom traditions. Until now it has been the road less travelled. We live our lives with the knowledge that as human beings we are something inherently knowable; that we can research and discover ourselves. The anthropologists tell us about the development of the human being and human societies. The sociologists describe to us our social and cultural behaviour. The biologists study human organisms, including us; and archaeologists describe to us our human cultures and behaviour of the far past. And yet we have very little knowledge on how to explore
the human becoming — how to understand and develop our internal states. It was only as recently as the twentieth century that, in the West, we were given socially validated tools for opening up, peering into, and exploring our minds. Through psychoanalysis, depth psychology, and then transpersonal psychology, we have finally been able to coax the deep mind into coming out. When we truly examine what lies within us we find that there exists an almost eternal, inner urge that strives toward some form of transcendence. Humanity has an in-built urge to transcend, to go toward something it is yet unable to articulate. As a species we have travelled into outer space, we have charted the depths of our great oceans, we have peered into the heart of the nuclear atom, and we have witnessed the flash of the Higgs Boson ‘god particle’ — yet we remain largely ignorant of the inner world of the human. This is the unscientific realm where consciousness meets soul, and where communion with the intangible cosmos is negotiated. The ‘monkey mind’ of old has kept us isolated from a living, sacred cosmos — as well as keeping us from ourselves. The monkey mind has been the true heresy in our midst. Now we are compelled to leave it behind as we venture into a new type of mind. Welcome to participatory consciousness.
seen in poetic imagination — in the world of the Romantics — and in expressions of sympathetic identification with one’s environment. Reclaiming the integral mind of participatory consciousness does not mean we need to abolish everything that we have achieved until now. It is about restoring an understanding — a particular wisdom — that can help us transcend a modern worldview that is no longer suitable, nor sustainable, for our future. A participatory cosmology and worldview is one where we have a different understanding of wholeness and interconnectedness. It can help us to finally understand that we never just ‘receive’ reality; rather we articulate it by participating within it, and in return our reality responds to us. We are in a relationship of mutual feedback and response with our reality; this makes our participation with reality a response-
Toward Participatory Consciousness
We cannot truly know our reality as it is because when we think of it we already transform it through our very act of observation. Another way to put this is that we are not part of an observer reality but a participatory one. That is, consciousness (and by inference our mind) is in everything we observe and comprehend. We are woven into the very fabric of our reality and of everything we perceive with our senses, and this includes the cosmos. What we can understand of the cosmos comes through our own unfolding consciousness. Nothing then can happen in ‘our reality’ without first and foremost our participation. What this forces us to recognize is that what constitutes mind is not only ‘extended mind’ but also the awareness that interacts and participates with our surroundings. Connectedness and wholeness are aspects of participatory consciousness, which by its very nature is integral. That is why integral and ecological thinking is now more readily a part of our modern thinking patterns. The human psyche (our sense of self) seeks wholeness, and it is this sense of separation from a meaningful reality which is a root cause of the dis-ease and fragmentation that exists in our world today. A world that cuts off the psyche, soul, and the unconscious is one that divorces the human self from its essential nature. The state of participatory consciousness may also be
ability. Genuine participation is also a form of empathy, and we cannot truly participate in the world unless we take responsibility for it. To put it another way we can say that true reality does not reveal itself to the unprepared mind. The cosmos reveals itself only slightly to the observer; yet she shows many more of her secrets to the conscious participant. Nonparticipation with our reality — i.e., thinking of ourselves as unconnected separate objects — is one of the core causes of the sense of dislocation deep within us. It is as if we are estranged from our homeland. We have entered a period of social history whereby many of our old thinking patterns and ways of looking at the world are beginning to be dismantled. This reconfiguration has the
potential for incredible opportunity, as well as driving disruption and uncertainty. Perhaps that is why we are feeling so many insecurities now as our social and cultural institutions face the coming waves of disruptive change. Liberation of the mind from old ways can bring us freedom, as well as a fear of stepping away from the secure and the known. As the 13th century Persian poet Saadi said — ‘Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.’ Into the sea we must venture — as heretics of the new mind.
Heretics of the New Mind
The true history of human civilization on this planet is one of heresy, for these have always articulated the new forms of change and vision. Human development and social progress has come through the continual refinement of consciousness. In times of change it was often the heretics that spoke up for the sacred and essential truths within humanity. And when society burnt a heretic, it was because they feared that their own archaic orthodox structures were weak and vulnerable to collapse. The history of our various human cultures has been built upon the history of evolving heresies. As new interpretations emerge, the status quo usually absorbs them and carries on. When enough new heresies arise, the culture eventually responds to this by finally adopting the new understanding and thus evolves. For centuries western civilization was the epicenter of a developmental energy that manifested in the phases of industrial and technological revolution. This developmental impulse has now gone planet-wide. The western civilization phase was a springboard to take humanity toward the cusp of a planetary civilization, with globally diverse cultures. Our current epoch is in transition towards a planetary civilization and this signals the opening up and access to great potentials of opportunity and wisdom. Yet it will not come
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Yet we can become trapped inside the parameters of our mind’s models if we are not open to flexibility and variation.
By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers www.naturalnewsblogs.com
CCORDING TO THE BBC, an ester is formed when an organic acid substances interacts with alcohol. Sounds benign enough, right? But when it comes to your health, esters can be a “double-edged sword.” They can be transporters of potential healing, such as with natural esters used in organic essential oils, or they can be carriers of dangerous toxins. Here’s what to watch for with these tiny gaseous substances.
Toxic Esters: Do You Know
What’s Lurking in Your Perfume?
Dangerous Scents: Toxic Esters in Commercial Perfumes
North Americans love their fragrance. It seems like there is some kind of perfume additive in just about everything these days, from laundry soap and sanitary pads to kid’s marking pens and, of course, commercial perfumes. According to the Environmental Working Group, there are over 3,000 “stock chemical ingredients” that the commercial perfume industry can choose from when putting together the next blockbuster fragrance. What’s more, in the name of protecting “trade secrets” under the U.S. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the perfume industry does not need to inform their potential customers what exactly they are putting in their concoctions. “A rose may be a rose,” the EWG reported recently. “But that rose-like fragrance in your perfume may be something else entirely…” Many of these ingredients may be toxic to health and some have been proven in studies to be xeno-estrogenic. Way back in 1991, the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a study that found over 30 ingredients used in commercial fragrances as potentially toxic to human beings, including several esterderived substances. Here are just a few: l Acetone: Normally found in colognes, detergents and nail polish remover, acetone is currently on the EPA’s “hazardous waste” list because it acts as a central nervous system depressant. In severe exposure, it can induce coma; l Benzyl Alcohol: Although benzyl alcohol is found naturally in fresh-smelling
flowers like jasmine and ylang-ylang, the synthetic version, used to fragrance fabric softeners, detergent and fabric softener, has been shown to induce sudden low blood pressure and respiratory failure; l Methylene Chloride: This ester-derived substance is used mainly in shampoos and perfumes as well as in paint and varnish removers. Methylene Chloride was actually banned by the U.S. Food and Drug administration in 1988. However, because of “trade secret” laws, there is no way of enforcing this
ban within the fragrance industry (and no way for consumers to know whether their commercial beauty products contain it). This substance is also on the EPA “Hazardous Waste” list and is considered a carcinogen. It is stored in body fat, where it is metabolized to carbon monoxide, which can severely reduce the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Changes Afoot for Trade Secret Policy?
Even though government agencies still conveniently have their hands tied when it comes to safety enforcement for the $29 billion a year global perfume industry, selfregulation caused by consumer pressure may be a ray of light on a still rather grim horizon. For the last few years, companies have begun to voluntarily disclose the ingredients of the fragrance compounds in their products. Clorox led the way, with SC Johnson becoming the first multi-national corporation to voluntarily disclose back in 2014. The potential healing power of esters derived directly from plants is an example of how miraculously the human body can work with nature and her chemistry. Synthetically-derived esters which come mostly from the petroleum industry is a whole other ballgame, however. They can prove toxic and cancer-causing for you and your family. Even though the tide may be turning when it comes to ingredient disclosure of toxic ingredients, don’t wait for big business to come clean. Do the homework yourself, and opt for all-natural fragrances made with 100% organic, allnatural essential oils like rose and lavender whenever possible.
Why Broccoli is Undeniably the Most Amazing Vegetable for your Health By Derek Henry
EP, YOUR MOTHER got it right, again. She knew intuitively that broccoli was good for you, and perhaps “forced” you to eat it as a child. Well, you may want to call your mother and thank her for introducing this amazing vegetable into your life at an early age, because it could quite conceivably be the most potent vegetable you can consume for improved health.
Why broccoli needs to be a staple in your nutrition Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that was first grown in the Italian province of Campania, and the Ancient Romans immediately saw it as highly valuable due to it’s potent healing effects. Since those times, broccoli consumption has increased significantly (over 940 percent) in the West over the past twenty-five years, most likely due to the growing evidence of how good it is for our bodies. But really, just how good is broccoli? Let’s start with its incredible nutrient profile: n A rich source of vitamins C and K (135 percent and 116 percent of RDA, respectively, for a one cup serving) n A great source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (folate), and vitamin E n A great source of minerals, including potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, selenium, iron, calcium, and zinc n An excellent source of fiber n An extremely rich source of antioxidants (isothiocyanates, glucoraphanin, sulforaphane) and phytonutrients For the most benefits, it’s best the broccoli is raw or lightly steamed, but it is amazing in soups as well.
So when you take this nearly complete food and introduce it in some way to your body on a daily basis, some amazing things can happen. Some well-known benefits of broccoli include: n Supports healthy colon function n Promotes proper bowel function and regularity n Mitigates oxidative stress and damage from free radicals n Promotes healthy aging n Supports your body’s natural defense system n Supports normal gut health, strong bones, and healthy joints n Supports heart and liver health n Supports healthy hair and skin n Boosts energy levels n Improves recovery time after strenuous exercise Even more exciting is that these benefits can be cranked up even higher, conveniently, by introducing broccoli sprouts to your diet. This hikes up the enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrient (50 times more!) content and makes the nutrients more bioavailable. You can simply throw them in a salad, smoothie, steamed vegetables, and more. Of course, there is a small risk of food poisoning with raw sprouts, so you may want to take necessary precautions to ensure they are not contaminated by knowing your source and cleaning them appropriately. If you want to avoid buying broccoli sprouts but want to tap into their benefits on a daily basis, the Health Ranger’s Broccoli Sprout powder (or capsules) are an excellent option due to their purity, and can easily go in a smoothie, juice, or salad. No matter how you decide to get broccoli into your daily routine, it will serve up health benefits almost unequaled by any other vegetable. For that, broccoli deserves to be at your dinner table or in supplement in your cupboard. Sources include: Healingthebody. ca, Naturalnews.com, Nutritiondata.com, Whfoods.com, Healthrangerstore.com
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By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers RAL CONTRACEPTION IS one of the most widely used form of birth control worldwide. In fact, an article published a little over 20 years ago in the popular magazine The Economist called the pill one of the inventions “that defined the 20th century.” Approximately 15% of American women ages 15 to 44 use some form of pharmaceutical-based contraceptive. There is no doubt that oral contraceptives are convenient to use and can help prevent pregnancy. But according to the World Health Organization, they are also a known carcinogen that have been linked to breast cancer.
row had a BMD loss rate of about 6%. n A 2010 study published in the journal Brain Research found that birth control pills may affect the neuroplasticity of a woman’s brain, leading to changes in higher-order cognitive activity. n A 2006 Finnish study found that pregnant women who were on birth control for at least a year prior to getting pregnant gave birth to babies who were more prone to allergies; n Finally, anecdotal as well as researchbased evidence has found that long-term oral contraceptive use can lead to other symptoms such as blood clots, stroke, migraine, weight gain, increased rate of candida, mood changes, sexual dysfunction and irregular bleeding.
The Oral Contraceptive – Breast Cancer Link
Preventing Cancer Means Reducing Your Toxic Load
Countless studies to date have made the link between oral contraceptives such as Ortho Evra (i.e. the “Patch”) or DeproProvera injection (depo medroxyprogesterone or DMPA) and a raised risk of cervical, liver and breast cancer. The reason for such a direct correlation is because synthetic birth control is based on estrogen stimulation. The kinds of estrogen that oral contraceptives use act as “mitogens,” meaning that they stimulate the increase of tissue by being a catalyst for mitosis, or cell division. In addition, some of the metabolites found in estrogen can lead to DNA damage. The most well-known published report to make a connection between synthetic birth control and cancer was a federal study commissioned in 2002 and conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). The study did not look directly at birth control, but at synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which also utilizes synthetically-based estrogens as a replacement to a women’s own
Do You Have All the Facts About Oral Contraceptive and Breast Cancer? enteric production. After analyzing health data for over 150,000 U.S. women who were taking synthetic HRT, they found a direct link between it and certain kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. After the word got out about the WHI findings, millions of women stopped taking HRT and breast cancer incidents went down by 7 percent. Other studies have found that progestincontaining synthetic birth control can increase the risk of breast cancer between 8 and 30 percent after four years of continuous use.
Other Risks Associated with Oral Contraceptives
In addition to the known connections to breast cancer, there are other health risks for those who use synthetic contraceptives. Here are just a few: n Oral contraceptives have also long been associated with bone mineral density (BMD) loss. A 2004 study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas discovered that women who had Depo-Provera shots two years in a
We are exposed to so many toxins in our modern world, and an increasing number of xeno-estrogens, chemical substances that can mimic aggressive forms of estrogen in the body. For a person wanting to prevent cancer and live a radiant life, taking hormone-dependent birth control would not be the best choice. If you decide to use pharmaceuticals to potentially prevent pregnancy, however, be sure to stay away from the Patch and Depo-Provera, which has been shown in evidence-based studies to cause cancer. There are other ways to stay protected that are natural and side-effect free. Investigate the options on your own before you decide. Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer naturally. To get your FREE 7-Day Mini e-Course and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit her at BreastCancerConqueror.com
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animal consumption. This hasn’t stopped it from being fed to humans! A summary of these studies published by The American Society for Nutritional Sciences ascertained that cupric oxide is not bioavailable due to its inability to permeate the gut wall. The fact that this form of copper is still being used in human health supplements and even baby formula is particularly troubling since an estimated 61% of people in the U.S., U.K., and Canada have dietary deficits of this essential nutrient. Copper deficits are linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, and poor blood sugar metabolism, among other troubling disorders. The dangers of this supplement go beyond the nutritional deficits caused by this deceptive masquerade. Cupric oxide is listed on the European Union’s Dangerous Substance Directive as a hazardous substance, for humans and the environment. Not surprising, considering its use as a chemical in industrial applications such as the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries.
call a doctor or poison control center immediately.” However, it might surprise you to learn that the amount of ferrous fumarate in one Centrum vitamin is six times higher than the maximum EPA allowed limit for 1 liter of drinking water! Another tip-off that this isn’t the iron Popeye was getting from spinach, is the fact that it is impossible to die from too much iron obtained from food. But ferrous fumarate is so toxic that accidental overdose is “a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6.” Ferrous fumarate is an industrial mineral that is not found in nature as food. A byproduct of iron mining, ferrous fumarate has drawn even more criticism as a supplement due to its
In addition to the offenders already mentioned, the following common multivitamin ingredients have disturbing toxic rap sheets, and are found in dangerously high concentrations in most multivitamins.
Stannous Chlo22e (Tin) In a 1983 study, it was determined that stannous chloride was “readily taken up by white blood cells and can cause damage to DNA.” In small doses, it’s known to cause side effects such as skin irritation, headache, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. In larger doses, severe growth retardation and cancer. While the EPA says a mere 4 mcg is the high-end limit for one liter of water to become undrinkable, you will find 10 mcg in one dose of Centrum.
Ferrous Fumarate (aka Iron) With a list of side effects a mile long including nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, blackened stools, tooth discoloration, and anorexia, it should come as no surprise that this is the one ingredient in Flintstones vitamins to precipitate the warning on the label: “Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose,
interaction with vitamin C leading to ulceration of the GI tract, chronic inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Adding to these concerns are the high doses present in many health supplements. Studies found high concentrations of iron to be associated with several pathologies, including cancer, diabetes, liver and heart disease.
Manganese sulfate is often promoted as a supplement to prevent bone loss and anemia. The organic form of this essential nutrient helps with blood clotting, the formation of bones and connective tissues, as well as hormone regulation. Found in nuts, beans, seeds, and leafy greens, manganese is considered an essential nutrient. Manganese sulfate’s other claim to fame is its pervasive use as a chemical pesticide. Even low doses of this chemical
presents significant neurological risk over time, as evidenced by reports of workplace exposure. Affected field workers showed loss of coordination and balance, along with an increase in reporting mild symptoms such as forgetfulness, anxiety, or insomnia. In high concentrations, this supplement becomes a neurotoxin, presenting with Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms, including tremors and permanent memory loss. So why is the standard dose in a single Centrum more than four times the EPA safe consumption limit? It should be noted that even if there aren’t extraordinary large amounts of these metals and toxicants in the vitamins you are taking, the age old justification that small amounts of chemicals or heavy metals won’t hurt you, i.e. “the dose makes the poison,” is now an outdated and disproved toxicological risk model. For instance, recent discoveries indicate that exceedingly small amounts of the following metals: “aluminium, antimony, arsenite, barium, cadmium, chromium (Cr(II)), cobalt, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenite, tin and vanadate,” exhibit estrogen receptor binding and stimulating properties, which has lead to them being described as ‘metalloestrogens’ with the capability to induce hormone response related carcinogenicity. This concept that, in some cases, the lower the dose concentration, or the lower the energy state, the higher the damage, has also been demonstrated with x-ray mammography, toxicants like glyphosate, and nanoparticles, to name but a few examples.
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vascular permeability in the brain of male rats. The possible risk of RFR exposure in humans is a major concern for the society. Thus, this topic should be investigated more thoroughly in the future. [CJF emphasis] Source: Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Dec;30(4):253-60. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2011.600167. http://bit.ly/2B34NYx What microwave technology consumers, and all humans, really must know—plus
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insidious and dangerous when habitually repressed and projected, manifesting in myriad psychological disturbances ranging from neurosis to psychosis, irrational interpersonal hostility, and even cataclysmic international clashes. Such deleterious symptoms, attitudes and behavior stem from being possessed or driven by the dissociated yet undaunted shadow.” ~Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.
3. Gratitude is Everything
The importance of practicing gratitude cannot be understated, especially at a time when so many people are experiencing devastating losses of property and so many lives have been affected by war, terror and tragedy. If the mind is left free to run wild with negative stories and is never reinforced with positive stories, the slide into despair surely follows. Gratitude is a timeless spiritual practice seen in nearly all great spiritual traditions.
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Who is Minding the Store? It may seem unfathomable that these harmful, toxic chemicals could be allowed into our food and drug supply. The truth is no one is minding the store. Loopholes abound, allowable limits are questionable, and even our organic food supply is not safe from subterfuge. Even organic infant formula can skirt regulatory oversight thanks to the numbers game. According to the USDA’s National Organic Program guidelines, any multi-ingredient product that contains 95% or more organic
demand—is the correct and safe SARs for how humans use that technology and products, including any health effects from the gigahertz (GHz) ranges 5G Wi-Fi millimeter waves will have upon fetuses, infants, toddlers and adults, especially those who suffer with EHS or IEI, a population and demographics base which increases daily. Humans are being microwaveradiation-sprayed and assaulted momentby-moment. All federal and state government agencies disclose only consensus science about herbicides and microwaves. Everything consumers know about such vested interests is
generated by the very corporations who invent, patent and monetize them. If you have doubts about herbicides and other chemicals, then why wouldn’t you question microwave radiation issues? References:  www.dicamba-lawsuit.com/  http://trib.in/1ojlwAA  http://bit.ly/2BbhJfI  http://bit.ly/2A1Gaw3  http://bit.ly/2iG8qNk  http://ab.co/2mP2ea6 Resources: Non-thermal continuous and modulated electromagnetic radiation fields effects on sleep EEG of rats
From the simple prayer of thanks for a meal, to enumerating those things in life which matter most to us, gratitude is perhaps the simplest and most powerful way to transform one’s mindset for the better. It so effective and works so quickly that even modern science is hailing it as a powerful means of controlling mindset. “The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power. … People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the
past (retrieving positive memories and being thankful for elements of childhood or past blessings), the present (not taking good fortune for granted as it comes), and the future (maintaining a hopeful and optimistic attitude). Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further.” [Source]
ingredients may be labeled organic. That means even the copper sulfate in Similac’s Advance Organic formula falls within the “contains less than 2%” ingredient list guideline, giving this noxious chemical a free pass. The public has a right to expect that any substance that is suspected of being harmful will be held to a high-level of scrutiny before it is approved for mass consumption. This basic, precautionary principle would minimize public risk until all known toxicological data has been thoroughly examined. Only when a determination that no serious health risks are present can be made, should a substance be allowed into massmarket products. However, it is essentially the reverse of this model that is in effect today. Only when a
substance has repeatedly demonstrated harm in already exposed populations, is it subject to the level of scrutiny that can precipitate its removal from FDA-approved products on store shelves. This means lobbying and corporate interests often prevail through the off-loading of harmful substances that are considered “innocent until proven guilty.” Guilt, in this instance, means acute or large-scale sickness suffered by the public. Currently, no law forbids the use of any of these questionable substances in dietary supplements, despite copious laboratory research demonstrating their toxicity in animals, and significant clinical data demonstrating their actual or potential toxicity in humans. Don’t wait for the fallout to affect you before you act. Look for high-quality,
Even leaders in fields other than spirituality have always expounded upon the benefits of cultivating a proper state of mind in order to thrive in life, both in adversity and when seeking to bring about the best version of yourself. Much of what we now know about consciousness tells us that the world is materially created first at the layer of our thoughts, and therefore, it is critical to put into practice that which we know about creating inner peace in times of chaos. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” ~Dale Carnegie
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Catherine J Frompovich (http://www. catherinejfrompovich.com/) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Read more articles by Dylan Charles. http://www.wakingtimes.com/ category/contributors/dc/
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Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist esoteric arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. His remarkable journey of self-transformation is a testament to the power of the will and the persistence of the human spirit. He may be contacted at email@example.com. This article (3 Spiritual Concepts that Will Help You to Endure Times of Chaos, Unrest and Fear) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
organic supplements with food-grade sources, and a proven supply chain. Also consider using whole food concentrates and focusing on improving the quality of your food instead of focusing on taking supplements to try to counterbalance a deficient diet. Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo. com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation. Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.
The money is fiat, and its value is controlled by privately run organizations that have the power to enslave the entire world with debt By Sigmund Fraud www.wakingtimes.com
T PRESENT, WE are dangerously trending toward chaos, total world war, civil war, incivility, and a complete breakdown of civil society, and to the indoctrinated, it’s difficult to understand why exactly this is happening. As the stress of this mounts, the misinformed lash out at friends, family members and strangers who do not fully subscribe to their worldview. The battle really is one of understanding how the world works, and with such epidemic false perceptions, people choose the wrong targets for their ire. If one were to unlearn, however, many of the things we’ve been taught about how our world works, re-educate the self, and re-orient to a more complete and truthful assessment of the world today, the picture becomes more clear, things make more sense, and a pathway to unity opens up. One thing we can all agree on, though, is that we’ve all been duped in big ways, most notably in the one arena that affects everyone, everyday, at every time. Money.
False = Money is Real and the Economy is Capitalist Trained to worship money and the idea of infinite growth, it’s tough to understand just how much unnatural stress is being introduced in our world by a financial system and world economy which is operates explicitly for the profit a few key players. The money is fiat, and its value is controlled by privately run organizations that have the power to enslave the entire world with debt. Furthermore, the system is not capitalism, but rather something beyond capitalism. Post capitalism, perhaps, as it more closely resembles the zombie ghost of capitalism, soullessly eating everything in its path with no interest at all in sustainability. Recently speaking on this matter, financial analyst Max Keiser explained the result of having central bank managed interest rates kept artificially low in order to enrich those at the top of the pyramid. This is one major piece of very large and hidden puzzle. “There’s no incentive to save money, there’s only an incentive to commit fraud. So if there’s no incentive to save money, then there’s no capital, and without capital there’s no capitalism. So you have, unfortunately, now a situation where it’s the survival of the most fraudulently inclined.
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easy task for those who’ve yet to abandon the standard American diet of propaganda and mental programming. Indoctrination works in a couple of key ways. Firstly, beliefs are instilled and reinforced by repetition, and secondly, undesirable beliefs are ignored and cast aside as fringe. What’s left is a mind that focuses on what it’s supposed to focus on, constructing a reality around a false and incomplete picture of the world. This is food for thought for free thinkers, with the aim overcoming petty division in order to create a more prosperous and unified future.
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It’s a kakistocracy, which is rule by the least capable of a society.” ~Max Keiser This short interview with Max Kaiser by Luke Rudkowski sheds more insight on this issue:
How Humanity Will Be Robbed By The Banks Soon: Max Keiser https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=lr6La_GxRwc
The system we have today is really more akin to an elaborate slave plantation. All money that we use today in public is borrowed from private banks, and we pay dearly for the privilege of using it. “This is because money is created out of debt in a one-to-one increase in public debt. The national debt is $20 Trillion. That means the (roughly) 234 million US Americans would have to pay approximately $62,000 each to pay it off. This includes babies, children, poor people, and homeless people. There are even those who claim that it’s mathematically impossible to pay off the debt. And almost every country is in debt to every other country. It’s the height of insanity. As former Governor of the Federal Reserve Marriner Eccles said, “If there
were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money.” ~Gary ‘Z’ McGee The stress in our world stemming from a global banking system designed to enslave is felt everywhere, from endless wars to unaffordable healthcare and evermore expensive food. Yet while few people really understand how this works, we are battling a war of propaganda and mind control. Making sense of the world today is no
Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind. This article (In Order to Understand the World Today You Must Unlearn This One Thing) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Sigmund Fraud and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
Vaccine Overload Disorder is sweeping the nation while MDs are calling It anything but what it really Is
By S.D. Wells
he accumulation of toxins in the human body has never been tested by the FDA, CDC or AMA. From heavy metal poisons to chemical pesticides, time is our greatest enemy as Americans pour on, consume and inject more and more chemicals every year, adding to the already chaotic overload of GMOs, fluoridated water, flu shots and the “recommended” CDC boatload of vaccines that have never been proven safe or effective. Are you experiencing brain fog, migraine
headaches, severe allergies to foods, central nervous system disorders, anxiety, muscle spasms, immune system malfunctions, chronic inflammation or fibromyalgia? What you may really have is called Vaccine Overload Disorder, but no MD in America is allowed to speak of it, for fear of losing their license to practice medicine. Fear today’s vaccines more than you do infectious diseases – here’s why Less than 65 years ago, U.S. pharmaceutical companies hired Nazi scientists right out of prison to work on
vaccines and prescription drugs for Americans. The first polio vaccine, the “inactivated” version, was “invented” by Jonas Salk in 1955. Or was it? The true history shows us that Salk did nothing more than conduct illegal medical experiments on mental patients, and he had nothing at all to do with the decline in mortality from infectious diseases. In 1961, Albert Sabin developed the commercialized oral polio vaccine. Or did he? Did you know that historical data was altered by the corrupt vaccine industry to convince people that vaccines ended polio? The experimental toxins in every vaccine used in America – are not “safe and effective” Millions of Americans have been literally injected with cancer via vaccines, but it’s never mentioned by doctors who fear that the AMA, FDA and CDC will shut them down. Today’s vaccines not only contain live versions of the diseases you do not want, but also contain GMOs, hormones from infected cows, pigs, chickens and monkeys, untested virus combinations (like H1N1), aluminum, mercury, emulsifiers, and crossbred bacteria from animals, mosquitoes and diseased humans. Most Americans have no clue that the live measles virus vaccine contains gelatin, sorbitol, sodium chloride, bovine cow serum, egg protein and human albumin. Most Americans have no idea that the combination Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccine contains formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol and aluminum phosphate. Hardly a living American has read the
vaccine insert to know that the combination immunization jab DTaP, IPV, HBV and Hib given to infants 2 to 12 months young contains aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde and bovine cow serum. Who has ever been warned by their doctor or nurse that Gardasil HPV vaccine – the human papillomavirus vaccine made by Merck – contains polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, aluminum and a “denatured” (fragmented and weakened) form of the virus? What happens to the human body when it is injected with bovine cow serum, gelatin, sodium chloride and mercury? Bovine cow serum is extracted from cow skin. When it’s injected into human muscle tissue it causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus, as well as shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions. Gelatin is derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones. Injecting gelatin poses the risk of infection from synthetic growth hormones and BSE (mad
www.forum.stopmandatoryvaccination.com cow disease). Still worried about chicken pox, measles and other “diseases” the human body easily defeats with a normal immune system? You’ve got more to be afraid of by just examining the insane ingredients in today’s vaccines. Let’s continue. Sodium chloride raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth. Oh, and vaccines are prepared in eggs (certainly
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about overnight, for cultural change requires time to assimilate new perspectives and understandings. It is a change that necessitates new generations to enter with their evolved thinking patterns. That is why right now more heretics are required — to come forth and engage with a participatory consciousness as waves of change enter into our societies and through our popular cultures. The heretics and the heresies are all one. The sacred heresy of genuine revolution is a forceful yet loving and compassionate heresy. It
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not organic ones). These conventional eggs may contain growth hormones, antibiotics and salmonella bacteria. Many vaccines are brewed in peanut oil. Wondering now why millions of American children are severely allergic to peanuts? The peanut allergy epidemic simply did not exist before vaccines, by the way. Think about that for a minute. Thimerosal is a neurotoxic mercury which causes autism. There are 25 mcg in one average flu vaccine while the EPA safety limit is 5 mcg, so children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple vaccines receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day. Question vaccines because your MD certainly never does. Human albumin is the protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma, and when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty and rapid heart rate. Injecting “pooled blood” can result in a loss of body cell mass and can cause immunodeficiency virus infection, or contain SV40, AIDS, cancer or Hepatitis B from drug addicts. Did you ever think you might get a deadly disease from the vaccines themselves? Vaccine Overload Disorder is sweeping the nation, and yet more and more states are proposing adding several more toxic vaccines to the already inundated CDC “recommended” schedule. Don’t be a medical guinea pig for the nefarious vaccine industry. You have rights. Vaccines can do permanent damage. Protect your children from the fake medicine nightmare! Sources for this article include: TruthWiki.org, NaturalNews.com, TruthWiki.org,CDC.News
is this essential stream of the sacred that many wisdom traditions refer to and seek to connect with. To go forward, each thing must learn to transcend itself. The sacred heresy is a dynamic force of transcendence. This sacred energy will never be absent from the world as long as human beings are alive, mystified by the wonders of the world and seeking for the meaning of their lives. [i] McKenna, Terence (1991) The Archaic Revival. New York, HarperCollins, p165 Kinglsey L.Dennis’s CONSCIOUSNESS, COSMOS & PURPOSE — PART III — Emerging Planetary Consciousness & What it Means for Us will be concluded next month.
By Iam Saums iamsaums.com
Power of Perception
Our perspective defines our reality. As human beings, we personify this power. Why and what we set our focus on determines the nature of our experience. We concede to a lifestyle of duality in an artificial society. We are seduced by a singular pursuit of survival within a diverse existence of all possibility. Eventually we learn how to alter and manipulate perception to disguise the absence of our accountability, commitment and integrity. We often choose to observe things as we desire, not as they are. The perceptual filters we invent are a defense mechanism to enable our insecurities and proliferate an illusion of life.
A Force of Energy
We are not at all what we seem. Society pulls a common reality over our vision to manipulate the perception and experience we have of ourselves. We are an expression of multi-dimensional energy both extraordinary and infinite. Our energy can either free or enslave us, others and our environment in ways far exceeding our perception. Its impression goes well beyond our awareness, imagination and understanding. Our personal power is sourced and sustained by the nature of our energy. It is the essence of who we are. Everything we envision and become is a creation from who we are being.
The Illusion of Relativity
We are defined by relativity. The known is much more appealing than the infinite mysteries comprising the universe. Relativity preoccupies us with a superficial sense of well-being, purpose and security. Social reality conditions us to be dependent upon all we know. It is our reference point when we venture from the safe haven of the ordinary. Our pursuit to protect ourselves with all we are accustomed establishes our self-imposed captivity. Relativity is one of the greatest illusions humanity has ever invented. Our reliance upon it negates our personal power and diminishes our possibility.
Mayhem and Malice
All the violence surrounding us both obvious and obscured reflects the energetic turmoil that resides within. Most lack an awareness of and relationship with the multi-dimensional elements of energy. The tumultuous ebb and flow of contemporary reality wreaks havoc upon the unconscious many. An energetic battle rages on within and between us. It is a vortex that seizes our personal power, purpose and destiny. Our weaknesses are often used against us to induce our indifference, obedience and prejudice. Our obliviousness to this conflict renders us victims of our own cynicism, fear and judgment.
A viral “dis-ease” is spreading at an epidemic proportion. It is diminishing the energetic consciousness of humanity. It flourishes in our physical, mental and emotional attachments through our reactions to conditions and outcomes beyond our control. When we are triggered by another or a circumstance, we energetically attach ourselves
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240 subjects in our centre.” (https://www. radboudumc.nl/Research/Pages/PNASIceman. aspx) When Hof was injected with the endotoxin, while using his focus, power of mind, and meditation, his immune system reaction was extremely unusual compared to all other patients who were administered with the endotoxin. During the experiment, several measurements were taken, including that of brain activity, inflammatory mediators in the blood, and autonomic nervous system activity. The experiment showed that: n The stress hormone cortisol in Hof was much more pronounced compared to the other healthy volunteers. This hormone is released in response to increased autonomic nervous system activity and it suppresses the immune response. n The levels of inflammatory mediators in Hof’s blood were much lower. “On average, Hof’s immune response was decreased by 50 Page 25
impressions we feel to which we are oblivious. Humanity is suffocated by its own selfrighteousness and silent violence. We have become the monsters of which we were always afraid. It is not enough for us to occasionally observe and forgive ourselves of our venomous thoughts, words, behavior and actions. We must be present to the impacts our expressions have and transform who, how and why we are being. Our presence either takes or makes a difference. Whatsoever the outcome we manifest is our choice.
to them or it with our aggravation, anger, upset and vengeance. Our thoughts, words and actions become contaminated with the toxicity of our rage. It is a vicious cycle that burdens and stymies us with a dense and distorted energy. Most of us never even acknowledge the energy virus’ to which we are afflicted.
We live in a mind-based reality that appeals almost exclusively to our intelligence and instinct. Our society is deficient of intuition and emotion. Humanity is dependent upon its thought and desire as a method of survival.
Our hearts and souls are held hostage by the Energy of Being authority we give to our minds and bodies. We are easily ensnared by the vicious cycles We are at the crossroads of our of our logic and habits in a transient quest to energetic experience. We cannot truly alter, achieve instant yet fleeting gratification. Our control or impact the illusion of social mind has stolen the key to reality. Yet, it is our destiny our possibility. We invent “Experience is only as to transcend the influence fantasies of how we think allow it to have over limited as we live it.” we we need to survive, instead our lives. We are powerful of creating and living into transformers of energy. realities in which we are empowered to thrive. Being is the manifestation of our soul. Who we are being is the only distinction Line in the Sand that truly makes a difference for ourselves We are in a massive energetic shift. It is and others. In each moment we have an an era of powerful transition. For some it has opportunity to be present to the quality of brought a flow of inspiration, yet for many our energy, transform our experience and an experience of great challenge. Reality has become an expression of the universe. Our been turned upside down by a few for the life is an infinite sea of possibility. Our soul suppression of the many. Modern society is is the compass of our experience. driven by accumulation, competition, fear “It’s much easier being a and manipulation. In the interest of conscious evolution, it is vital we establish personal master of illusion than a energetic boundaries to maintain and protect servant of truth.” the longevity and quality of our existence. It is our destiny to embody our soul in our lives. Our — Iam personal power can only be claimed and fulfilled Iam Saums is an author of articles on when we are accountable for our energy. community, consciousness, creativity, music and transformation. He has been featured on Being Present to Our Presence numerous websites, publications and social It is excruciating to witness all the media. His vision is to empower and inspire inequalities, injustices and intolerance that community through creativity. exist in the world. Let alone the energetic https://iamsaums.com
percent compared to other healthy volunteers.” n He hardly had any flu-like symptoms. At the end of the study the researchers concluded that, although the results were extremely promising, “further research is warranted in which a group of volunteers that have acquired Hof’s concentration and meditation technique is compared to a group that does not master this technique.” This is perfectly understandable, of course. Just because one human being is observed to display certain abilities or behaviours does not mean all humans will be able to do the same. It does, however, suggest that we at least have the potential. (And there are, in fact, multiple humans who have shown to be able to use power of mind to influence physical systems.) Indeed, Cox and Pickkers were so fascinated by what they had witnessed that they chose to conduct another study. Wim Hof ended up training twelve healthy young male volunteers for 10 days. This took place in Poland, where each volunteer learned specific breathing and meditation techniques. They were trained to swim in ice-cold waters and expose their
bare skin to freezing temperatures. Science would tell us that these people are supposed to develop hypothermia, or at the very least, have the expected immune system response. These individuals were then transported to the Netherlands, where scientists gave them injections of the endotoxin mentioned earlier. The trained men ended up producing more of the hormone epinephrine, a stress hormone that is released during increased activity on the sympathetic nervous system to suppress immune response. “We indeed observed that in the trained subjects the release of inflammatory proteins was attenuated and that they experienced far less flu-like symptoms,” said Kox. Wim Hof is famous for a number of world records that are related to cold exposure, and the fact that he was able to produce less than half of the quantity of inflammatory proteins than healthy volunteers who had not learned his method is amazing. What’s even more amazing is that some of these abilities were then seen in the subjects he did train, which means that we all potentially have the ability to influence our immune system with the power of the mind.
Everything in our lives begins and ends with energy. Its nature determines the quality of our experience. Each day we are bombarded by an excess of negatively charged energy. The energetic currents we encounter either empower or weaken the elements of our existence. It is not what we are aware of that takes the greatest toll. It is all to which we are oblivious that gradually distorts and destroys the very fabric of our being. Social reality is teeming with synthetic, electromagnetic energy. It breaks down the essence of our being on a subatomic level, which leads to the conditions of our premature demise.
“The mind is a house of mirrors.” Mind Games
Almost everything this man has done was thought to be impossible by most scientists. Below is a documentary done on Wim by VICE News. If you are interested, check it out: https://youtu.be/VaMjhwFE1Zw For more on Wim and the studies conducted on him, you can visit his website here: http://www.icemanwimhof.com/ science Wim isn’t the only one, during a visit to remote monasteries in the 1980s, Harvard professor of medicine Herbert Benson and his team of researchers studied monk living in the Himalayan Mountains who could, by g Tummo (yoga technique), raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by as much as 17 degrees. This is very significant, and it’s still unknown how the monks are able to generate such heat. (http://news.harvard.edu/ gazette/2002/04.18/09-tummo.html) It doesn’t stop there; the researchers also studied advanced meditators in Sikkim, India, where they were astonished to find that these monks could lower their metabolism
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by 64 percent. (http://news.harvard.edu/ gazette/2002/04.18/09-tummo.html) In 1985, the Harvard research team made a video of monks drying cold, wet sheets with body heat alone. Monks spending winter nights 15,000 feet high in the Himalayas is also not uncommon. Can yoga, meditation, and other similar practices unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers? Just over a year ago, I wrote an article regarding meditators collapsing quantum systems at a distance, you can read that here: http://www.collective-evolution. com/2014/05/01/scientific-studyshows-meditators-collapsing-quantumsystems-at-a-distance/ There is no shortage of literature when it comes to Buddhist monks, and monks from all over the world, who possess “supernormal” abilities. If you’re further interested in this subject, I recommend reading “Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities” by Dr. Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
More Research To Support This Conclusion
To be honest, there is a plethora of research to support the conclusion that we can influence our biological systems through the power of thought alone. And our thoughts can influence more than just biological systems; this type of phenomena is also seen in the world of quantum physics. “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. The quantum double slit experiment is a very popular experiment used to examine how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined. It documents how factors associated with consciousness and our physical material world are connected in some way. In this experiment, a double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wave-function. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double slit spectral power to its single slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused toward the double slit as compared to away from it. The study found that factors associated with consciousness “significantly” correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double slit interference pattern. (http://deanradin.com/evidence/ RadinPhysicsEssays2013.pdf) Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it . . . We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position. . . . We ourselves produce the results of the measurement. (http://deanradin.com/ evidence/Radin2012doubleslit.pdf) Another great example is the placebo effect, which also suggests that we can change our biology by simply changing our thoughts. Page 26
“The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient, energy-based, side effect-free tool to treat disease. Energy healers say they already have such tools, but I am a scientist, and I believe the more we know about the science of the placebo, the better we’ll be able to use it in clinical settings.” – Bruce Lipton, Ph.D A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery; the patients were only sedated and tricked into thinking they had actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as
they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery. (source) “My skill as a surgeon had no benefit on these patients. The entire benefit of surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee was the placebo effect.” – Dr. Moseley (surgeon involved in the study) A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s Prevention & Treatment by University of Connecticut psychology professor Irving Kirsch, titled “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries. Kirsch found that 80 percent of the effect of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. This professor
even had to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants. (http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main. doiLanding&doi=10.1037/15223722.214.171.1243a)(http://www. scientificamerican.com/article/mindreviews-the-emperors-new-drugs/) “The difference between the response of the drugs and the response of the placebo was less than two points on average on this clinical scale that goes from fifty to sixty points. That’s a very small difference, that difference is clinically meaningless.” – Professor Kirsch Researchers all over the world have found that placebo treatments can stimulate real biological and physiological responses — everything from changes in heart rate to blood pressure and even chemical activity in the brain. It’s been effective with a number of different ailments, from arthritis to depression, fatigue, anxiety, Parkinson’s and more. At the Institute of HeartMath, an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives, scientists have investigated heart and brain interaction. Researchers have examined how the heart and brain communicate with each other and how that affects our consciousness and the way in which we perceive our world. For example, when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a certain message. Because the heart beats out the largest electromagnetic field produced in the body, researchers are able to gather significant data from it. According to Rolin McCratey, Ph.D, and Director of Research at the Institute: Emotional information is actually coded and modulated into these fields. By learning to shift our emotions, we are changing the information coded into the magnetic fields that are radiated by the heart, and that can impact those around us. You can read more about this here: http:// www.collective-evolution.com/2014/11/24/ what-science-is-telling-us-about-the-heartsintuitive-intelligence/ There are also weird findings that teeter into the realm of parapsychology. Studies in this field deal with precognition, telepathy, distant healing, etc. “There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association
with superstition, spiritualism, and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing.” – Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (http:// noetic.org/blog/cassandra-vieten/ when-skeptics-face-the) For example, a recently published study (meta-analysis) in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience titled “Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity” examined a number of experiments regarding this phenomenon that were conducted by several different laboratories. These experiments indicate that the human body can actually detect randomly delivered stimuli that occur 1-10 seconds in advance. In other words, the human body seems able to know of, and react to, an event that has yet to occur. What occurs in the human body before these events are physiological changes that are measured regarding the cardiopulmonary, the skin, and the nervous systems. Pretty weird, huh? It just goes to show how little we know about our nervous systems and the factors that can influence it. More than 40 experiments investigating this phenomenon in humans have been published over the past 36 years (please see list online). This is what promoted the metaanalysis. The analysis concluded that: The predictive physiological anticipation of a truly randomly selected and thus unpredictable future event, has been under investigation for more than three decades, and a recent conservative meta-analysis suggests that the phenomenon is real. For a selected list of downloadable peerreviewed journal articles reporting studies of psychic phenomena, mostly published in the 21st century, you can click here: http:// deanradin.com/evidence/evidence.htm Neuroplasticity is another great example of the power of the mind to influence itself and the body. Our brain shapes and reshapes itself given how we perceive the environment around us. This is also seen in Phenotypic plasticity, which is the ability of an organism to change its observable traits, such as morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, and behavior. Above are just a few examples to show that we really do have the ability to influence physical systems, especially our biological systems, but also that there is still a lot to learn. This is particularly interesting because the autonomic nervous system, the one that the ‘Iceman’ can control so well, is regulated by the hypothalamus, which is located in the brain. “The idea that the brain is plastic in the sense of changeable, adaptable and malleable is the single most important change in our understanding of the human brain in four hundred years. Neuroplasticity is that property of the brain that allows it to change its structure and its function, it’s a response to sensing and perceiving the world, even to thinking and imagining. Human thoughts and learning actually turn on certain genes in our nerve cells which allow those cells to make new connections between them.” – Dr. Norman Doidge, taken from his book, The Brain That Changes Itself The list goes on and on, and I just wanted to provide a small sampling of the research out there which shows the potential just waiting to be harnessed by the power of our thoughts. I always find it interesting to see how science is catching up to ancient philosophy/mysticism.
It’s all about music: Be the composer and conductor of your life! By Serge Mazerand
TEND TO HEAR, feel and even see music everywhere. Being a musician, I am admittedly somewhat biased; yet, as a matter of fact, we all are, musicians, that is. We hum, we whistle, we sing and swing. Our everyday vocabulary is infused with musical terms: we resonate with people, things strike a chord, we feel upbeat or downbeat, we act in concert and yes, at times, we must face the music. More importantly, we have within us two immensely powerful instruments, the brain and the heart. The brain is the keyboard that plays the music our mind composes. The heart is the metronome that beats the rhythms of our emotions; the soundboard that amplifies the subtle music that plays within us. But it is much more than that. The heart is the antechamber of the Soul. The heart knows. So, in effect, we have all we need to make beautiful, harmonious music. Or do we? Are we really creating our music? And assuming we are, do we actually truly play it from the heart on the stage of everyday life? Hardly. The question then is: What does it take to become the composers and the conductors of a harmonious life symphony? Allow me to share with you a musical
perspective on creating harmony within–– expanding on insights I have gathered in my new book 7 keys to Serenity. In fact, I would like to begin by inviting you to imagine being the conductor of a huge orchestra, an ensemble that counts trillions of musicians who play the sacred music of your life: your cells. To be that conductor you’ll need to cultivate the art of conscious living, the art of listening–– which is precisely what my first key, A, stands for: Awareness. It is the master key that unlocks all doors, or, to stay in our musical metaphor, the note (A4) that is sounded before the concert begins, bringing all instruments of the orchestra to play in complete connectedness and attunement around one common, standard frequency––440 Hertz (although some slight variations are possible). What is this frequency on the score of life? It is the frequency of inner power, the frequency of God-In-Us, the frequency of connection to the Divine. Rather ironically, in these times of ubiquitous connectedness through the web and stunning technology, we
have lost the most essential connection there is: the connection to our Selves. If, as it has been said, “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”, many of us have become slaves again. Slaves of complacency, self-indulgence, permissiveness and fear. We have fallen captive to wholesale manipulation and unabashed consumerism. We need to come back to basics. To the essential, to what resonates within our hearts and souls. We need to return to the profound awareness that we, as co-creators of our lives, have the ability to create anything we choose to manifest. When we manifest out of our hearts, we create meaningfulness and true success in our lives. We create new thoughts, we create new choices and we create a new reality. When we operate in the frequency of the heart we find the discipline, courage and determination to implement our choices. We find the power and the resilience to fight resistance, procrastination and adversity.
How then do we dial into this frequency? How do we stay on it? We need to create silence first–– eliminating external noise but also, and more importantly, the internal “noise” that prevents us from connecting to Source. That noise is created in our human minds, our “small minds”. That noise is created by fear and anxiety. Through meditation and simple conscious disconnection from the “autopilot mode” in which most of us conduct their daily lives, we re-connect with the essential Self, the Heart and the Soul. We access our “big mind”. We learn or re-learn to stretch the envelope, to think outside the box, to go beyond so-called common sense. We deconstruct our conditioned beliefs and find out what empowers us versus what sabotages our lives. We think of possibility beyond uncertainty. And so, as Christmas approaches, I want to inspire you to play Santa Claus and to bring to yourself the most important gift, the Gift of Connection, the Gift of SelfEmpowerment. By all means, enjoy the Christmas tree, the garlands and the sight and sound of little boys and girls excited to find out about their new toys. Enjoy the Christmas music, but above all, listen to the inner music that plays within you. And perhaps, like me, you’ll want to take a few moments away from the cheerful rejoicing and step outside into the cold clear night, look at the stars, and simply express your gratitude for living through yet another Christmas celebration and for the honour to be participating to the Gift of Life. Namaste Serge Mazerand
skydancer TANTRA MASSAGE by James
Astrology & Rel ated Practices
by Kerry McDonald www.naturalblaze.com
E’VE ENTERED A NEW ERA, the Imagination Age, so why are we still schooling kids like we did in the 19th Century? Our current compulsory schooling model was created at the dawn of the Industrial Age. As factories replaced farm work and production moved swiftly outside of homes and into the larger marketplace, 19th century American schooling mirrored the factories that most students would ultimately join. The bells and buzzers signaling when students could come and go, the tedium of the work, the straight lines and emphasis on conformity and compliance, the rows of young people sitting passively at desks while obeying their teachers, the teachers obeying the principal, and so on—all of this was designed for factory-style efficiency and order.
Schooling Was For The Industrial Era,
Unschooling Is For
The Imagination Age
The trouble is that we have left the Industrial Era for the Imagination Age, but our mass education system remains fully entrenched in factory-style schooling. By many accounts, mass schooling has become even more restrictive than it was a century ago, consuming more of childhood and adolescence than at any time in our history. The first compulsory schooling statute, passed in Massachusetts in 1852, required eight to 14-year-olds to attend school a mere 12 weeks a year, six of which were to be consecutive. This seems almost laughable compared to the childhood behemoth that mass schooling has now become. Enclosing children in increasingly restrictive schooling environments for most of their formative years, and drilling them with a standardized, test-driven curriculum is woefully inadequate for the Imagination Age. In her book, Now You See It, Cathy Davidson says that 65 percent of children now entering elementary school will work at jobs in the future that have not yet been invented. She writes: “In this time of massive change, we’re giving our kids the tests and lesson plans designed for their great-great-grandparents.” While the past belonged to assembly line workers, the future belongs to creative
From page 13 for curing however; “you’re curing for the refinement of taste and texture. The same reason you take moonshine and put it in a scotch barrel for years. Cabbages and pumpkins are improved when stored in a root cellar; tobacco leaves turn brown when cured. The best Cuban cigars are cured two years”. At CURÓ, the slow drying process is the first step to a proper cure. They do not sweat the plant (with plastic bags to pull out moisture) as this is essentially composting your cannabis. “Compost entails the actions of bacteria on plant matter, thus molds and bacteria are ever-
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initiation because only when you heal yourself can you heal others. Being parents gives us the opportunity to heal ourselves. Children have this uncanny ability to bring those repressed emotions or hidden wounds to the surface (yes, they do if you pay close attention). Better than any zen master or therapist, our children draw out our fears and anger. Only when we address those unhealed aspects of us that are buried deep Page 29
thinkers, experimental doers, and inventive makers. The past relied on passivity; the future will be built on passion. In a recent article on the future of work, author and strategist John Hagel III writes about the need to nurture passion to be successful and fulfilled in the jobs to come. He says: “One of my key messages to individuals in this changing world is to find your passion and integrate your passion with your work. One of the challenges today is that most people are products of the schools and society we’ve had, which encourage you to go to work to get a paycheck, and if it pays well, that’s a good job, versus encouraging you to find your passion and find a way to make a living from it.”
Cultivating passion is nearly impossible within a coercive schooling structure that values conformity over creativity, compliance over-exuberance. This could help explain why the unschooling, or Self-Directed Education (https://www.self-directed.org), movement is taking off, with more parents migrating from a schooling model of education for their children to a learning one. With Self-Directed Education, passion is at the center of all learning. Young people follow their interests and pursue their passions, while adults act as facilitators, connecting children and teens to the vast resources of both real and digital communities. In this model, learning is natural, non-coercive, and designed to be directed by
present. When you increase temperature and humidity, you can grow mold and propagate bacterial overgrowth, which destroys the volatile terpenes of the plant”. When you successfully slow dry, via slow cold drying and cure, the carbohydrates in the plant turn into sugars, and the taste and aromas are refined to the highest level; much like Cuban tobacco. The plant is now set up for proper cellular processing over time. “That’s where the cure comes in”. The buds are loosely packed in glass jars that must be burped (gases exchanged), and rotated every day. “When it is kept in the ideal temperature and humidity conditions, mold does not grow, bacteria do not grow, and yet the plant continues to process. If it’s too dry, the plant goes into stasis, if it’s too moist you run the danger of
creating mold-growing conditions”. A tremendous amount of care and attention goes into this meticulous curing process, which is done only in small, quarter pound batches. CURÓ is the unique purveyor of this unforgettable cannabis experience. Available now, exclusively in Vancouver and Victoria via Compassion in Motion. Practical activist, visionary technologist, and inventor of CURÓ remains passionate about his work, and brings with him a lengthy history of sterling ingenuity and advances in the marketplace. Follow us as we continue to showcase his knowledgeable insights while together we approach the legalization of cannabis for nation-wide medicinal and recreational usage. For More Information Please Visit - www.cimdelivery.com
within and transform them into something more meaningful can we be better parents. Each day is an opportunity for learning, growing, and loving more deeply. Don’t shy away from that intense inner work to become better individuals and also more mindful parents.
nature and their inner selves. Thank you for being part of this journey. Image source Parents nurturing child http://lestoilesdaz.canalblog.com/ Alex Grey http://www.alexgrey.com/art/ paintings/ Read more at: https:// fractalenlightenment.com/43038/ conscious-parenting/5-ways-parent-canshaman | FractalEnlightenment.com
About the Author
Bhavika is a nature-loving, spiritual being and co-founder of Fractal Enlightenment, who strives to help fellow beings re-connect with
the individual herself, rather than by someone else. Self-Directed Education and unschooling often take place in homes and throughout communities, but increasingly individuals and organizations are launching self-directed learning centers geared toward homeschoolers with both full- and part-time options. These centers make Self-Directed Education more accessible to more families in more places, and each has a unique philosophy or focus. Some are geared toward teens and value real-world apprenticeships and immersion; others are makerspaces that emphasize tinkering and technology, and so on. In Boston, for instance, the JP Green School in the city’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood serves as a part-time self-directed learning space for homeschoolers and unschoolers with a focus on sustainability and nature connection. Co-founder Andrée Zaleska says: “People educated in coercive models will be damaged for life (most of us are). The lack of respect shown to their autonomous selves as children translates into a lifelong tendency to “get what they need” by any means necessary… We are part of a growing counterculture which finds traditional schooling damaging in ways that are intertwined with the general brokenness of our culture.” Instead of complaining about the education status quo, entrepreneurial individuals are building alternatives to school that challenge it. Centered around passion and an overarching belief in individual self-determination, these entrepreneurs — who are often parents, former school teachers, and others who have become disillusioned by coercive schooling — are freeing young people from an outdated and harmful mass schooling system. Enlightened parents and innovative entrepreneurs may be the key players in constructing a new education model focused on freedom and designed for the Imagination Age. Kerry McDonald has a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard. She lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and four never-beenschooled children. Follow her writing at Whole Family Learning. http://www.wholefamilylearning. com/
The Responsibility of Freedom On the Integration of the Spiritual and the Social
By Julian Rose
LOT OF PEOPLE are writing and talking about spirit, higher self, personal enlightenment, shining health, transformation and the attainment of the Godly. A lot of people are following the words of those who proclaim knowledge of the above. It is clear that many are searching for the security of a sound spiritual path to lead them through the material and mental chaos. Something that will bring with it a new awareness and sense of reality. But this immediately raises the question: once having set off down this road — what will one do with the new found power which comes with traveling it? This opening-up of a new dimension of personal awareness and inner freedom. Will one be content to simply carry on with ‘life as usual’ basking in the sense of uplift generated by this elevated sense of being? Perhaps one will change one’s diet. Buy a purer toothpaste. Take a brisk run each morning. Get a better juicer. Practice regular yoga and positive thinking. Even maybe seek to move to the fresher air of the countryside? These are the ‘life changing’ messages that emanate from ‘Enlightenment plc.’ (Public Limited Company. UK. Ed): the glossy mind, body, spirit periodicals; the earnest conferences; the retreats and the copious on-line sites devoted to selfimprovement. Nothing exactly wrong with any of these, of course, except that they mostly simply offer bolt-on ‘improvements’ to the existing status quo; more a kind of selfenhancing escape route than a going forward to build something entirely different. Which, of course, is what is actually needed. What is so evidently missing here is instruction to the initiate to direct this newfound energy outwards — into actions that help transform the dire state of life and of people on this planet. We cannot escape this material dimension in which we find ourselves, but we can help to transform it, by bringing our newly acquired fourdimensional insights to bear on the largely static status quo. To become aware, and therefore in a certain sense ‘to be free’, carries with it responsibility: A responsibility to help bring about a radical change (in society). A change informed by the bigger awareness achieved by our newfound consciousness. This is the pay-back we are bound to make. For having ‘seen the truth’ one cannot then hide from it. One cannot simply sit crossed-legged and dream of a better life. Once blessed with a little enlightenment, we are in a position to recognize that inner personal development and outer actions for positive change — are two parts of one whole. Just as inhaling and exhaling are also two parts of one whole. Only when the two are united - and made one — can we truly
express our God given potential. There is no spiritual ‘enlightenment’ without complementary grounded actions in which to pour our greater vision for the betterment of humanity. Such outward actions can also be termed ‘service to humanity’. ‘Enlightenment plc’ has tried to deceive us in this. Enlightenment plc says “No problem, you can escape from the material third dimension by seeking higher consciousness in the fourth dimension and leaving the problems of the world behind you. Pay your dues and tune in to us — and you will be healthy, happy, untainted by the greed, violence and destruction going on around you!” Yes, there is no doubt about it, the self-salvation road show is booming. Millions, who can afford to pay its fees, swear to its efficacy and personal rewards. How tempting then, to jump in and turn one’s back on this deeply wounded world; leaving the 0.2% control freaks to carry on their take-over, unopposed and unnoticed. How easy it is to leave the management of this jewel into which we were born and of which we are trustees — to those who are totally indifferent to its fate. Those whose only interest is money, power and control. Complete control over everything. Yes, it’s oh so tempting to evade our responsibilities as guardians of planet earth, and escape into this chimeric deception called ‘freedom’. Real freedom is wholeness. And wholeness is the putting back together of that which has been made separate. The spiritual is all too often seen as disconnected from the physical and practical. And the practical and physical seen as separate from the spiritual. Separate entities. The powers of the spirit plane remain divorced, and even in opposition, to the powers of the material plane. Indeed, one is often considered superior to the other. As two halves, neither one is whole. Without integration, both remain only half of what they should be. Only half of what they are. The maintaining of this division is the key trick played on us by our oppressors. It is the Ace card in their control pack. We need to recognize this and act on it.
There is a deeply disquieting mismatch between what aspirants get high on and the actual state of life on earth: the tens of thousands who diligently work on their asanas; who meditate daily; who keep only to the obligatory diets; who purify their drinking water and try to do the same to their souls. These supposedly ‘awakened ones’ turn a blind eye on reality, choosing to remain ‘politically correct’ and aloof from the fray. Such individuals strive to remain untouched by the contaminated world around them. Not daring to face the fact that the contamination is there because they make no effort to prevent it. That the wars carry on because they make no effort to stop them. That people are abused because they make no effort to defend them. That the main abusers continue to push open the doors, because it is not considered ‘spiritually correct’ to block them. Is this really the great road to human emancipation? When, I dare to ask, will such
individuals be willing to channel the fruits of their awakening into bringing down the despots of destruction? Those who continue to hold them and this planet to ransom. When will they dare to face the truth and act on it? For at present too many are living a lie and calling it truth. They are simply perpetuating the failings of those who are always on the lookout for ‘a great escape’. To make life whole, the spiritual/ mental plane must be fully integrated into the physical/practical plane — and visa versa of course. Our true power lies in the marriage of social activism and spiritual aspiration. For in essence they are One, but have been divided against each other. Divided in two by powers that seek to derail humanity and capture the planet for their own despotic ends. By integrating a steadily awakening
spiritual awareness with a determination to bring deep social change — we can and will - overcome the divisive hold exerted by our oppressors. This is the only-yes only, way to achieve true liberation. Now is the time to unite. Time is short. We are very far down the road of divide and conquer. This blood and war stained road to ruin. A state, we can now admit, which has been brought about through our own passivity and abstention, and through the control system capitalizing on this abstention. Let us not pretend that we are so delusional to imagine we can live-out our lives as enlightened slaves. One day, those who persist in turning their backs, may be rudely reminded of their selfish indifference by a uniformed thug with a gun in his hand. By then it’s too late. Now is the time to take control of our destinies — to get on the front foot and seize the initiative. Words alone will not cut the ice, neither will prayers alone. In the end actions always speak louder than words. All those who claim the sanctity of the spirit, cannot forever turn away from confronting those who continue to systematically destroy the very air we breath, the very food we eat, the very water we drink, the very earth we live on. We are fully equipped with — but have as yet failed to manifest — the courage necessary to turn the tide of history and to block the despots from tearing apart the uniquely precious soul of man and the beating heart of our living planet. True acts of love and of freedom manifest as bold and defiant determination. A far cry from the call for ‘love and light’ to sweeten one’s self satisfied journey to a chimeric salvation. There is no time to loose. A totalitarian jackboot is about to crush our deepest and most precious aspirations. We must rise up and stand firm against it. By bringing together, into unity, spiritual aspiration and social activism, we will be taking a quantum leap towards true empowerment. We will be instrumental in catalyzing a great turning point in humanity’s struggle to throw off its adversaries and lay the foundations of genuine freedom. By braking the chains of divide and conquer we can — and will - bring to our doorstep the great victory we long for; a victory which, at this very moment, lies right in the palm of our hands. Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, a writer and international activist. He is President of The International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside. Julian is the author of two acclaimed titles; Changing Course for Life and In Defense of Life. Why not visit his website www.julianrose.info to find out more.
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How to Beat
& Exit The Matrix By RJ Spina
HE MATRIX. This vast system of control and suffering is literally everywhere, isn’t it? Even hidden in plain sight, as they say. It’s on the tip of our collective tongue and the forefront of our mind. We live, breathe and experience it 24/7. It’s so pervasive that it seems utterly inescapable and destined to destroy us… or will it?
Let’s play the game and see…
It is our consciousness, our sentience, that gives birth to the backdrop of what we mistakenly perceive as existing outside of us; the dreamland where the Game of Good vs. Evil is played. Designed by our Creator in order for IT, through the creation of us, to more fully understand itself while continuing on the never-ending journey of experiencing, learning and evolving. The rules and laws of physics regarding this holographic, outside dreamworld, as we currently understand them, were meant to be broken. And to do that, we must address what insulates and covers the dreamworld in order to see the players and the playing field clearly. That insulation and cover is The Matrix. …So, just what is it, exactly? The Matrix is the scripted delusion we think is reality. It utilizes the temporary construct of the ego to entice us with all things related to the five senses and forces us to live in servitude and fear, seemingly cut off and separate from one another and our Creator. It scares, seduces and feeds the ego and in turn the ego will do anything to perpetuate its existence. It (the ego) identifies itself with the cravings and attachments to all things physical and creates Karma. Karma is the tool used by the ego to keep us locked into the game and coming back for more, endlessly repeating the cycle of birth and death. Yet, we all know this and agree to forget who and what we are in order for this experience to seem REAL. There is no other way. So who put the overlay, The Matrix, on top of this beautiful dreamland? Other players in the game. This is a multi-dimensional game played by many entities, not just humans. We, like every other sentient creature are energy beings and get to incarnate into different physical vehicles to experience and play in The Matrix. But something is happening. We are Waking Up to the game and comprehending our reality for what it really is: a temporary theater of experience where we utilize our free will in order to experience, learn and evolve and change the Game within The Matrix. And it really is just a game. A great one at that, but just a game nonetheless. Complete with the good guys and bad, obstacles to overcome, knowledge to be gained and experiences to be had. Ultimately, we become masters of this dreamworld and move on to the next theater of experience. Science has proven that energy exists in both a particle and wave form, simultaneously. The Page 31
particle form is the non-permanent or physical manifestation, the temporary illusion. The wave form is the eternal, pure potential and non-illusion. And energy, whether particle or wave, can never be lost or gained. It can only change form. And why is this important? Because knowledge is the key that unlocks all doors including the ones that lead to the defeat and exit of the Matrix.
Know that we are the wave experiencing the particle aspect as a human, as part of the temporary physical illusion; what we really are is immortal and limitLESS. Know that the rules of The Matrix were meant to be broken and manipulated by freeing your mind and heart from beliefs, attachments and constraints. When accomplished, the construct of the Matrix reveals itself instantly for what it is; a control system facilitated through false belief systems. Know that fear and loss is a trick, a temporary illusion fed by the ego. Permanent death and loss is a cosmic joke. An absolute impossibility. Live YOUR life in joy and compassion. If we all do this, the world will reflect joy and compassion back to us. There is no other possibility. Appreciate every moment for what it really is...a celebration of existence itself. A moment of pure CREATION for us to create our own world. When we go inside ourselves and touch the Absolute Truth that All Is One and live our lives that way, we beat and exit The Matrix… for good. Now, let’s play. Namaste, RJ Spina
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About the Author
RJ has healed himself from a permanent state of paralysis from the chest down, a lethal infection, multiple diseases and numerous life threatening physical challenges. He has done this in less than 1 year and takes absolutely no medications. He lives on a remote island and teaches meditation, spiritual counseling, advanced classes on how to become Self Realized and performs transformative Healing work, all remotely. He has One objective, the same he has in all of his infrequent incarnations…the freeing of Mankind. Please visit his website, www. ascendthefrequencies.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This article (The Matrix of Time and How to Transcend It) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to RJ Spina and WakingTimes.com. It may be reposted freely with proper attribution and author bio.