Archive for January, 2012

Elevating Consciousness – A Primer for Beginners

Elevating Consciousness – A Primer for Beginners













John Smotherman, Earth Wide Village
Waking Times

The purpose of this primer, is to help people begin the journey towards higher consciousness. It suggests several exercises which assist in establishing habits and skills that will lay the groundwork for self-development of consciousness. Although the journey is not a short one, … More

January 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Do Harsh Pot Laws Create a Dangerous Drinking Culture? 5 Reasons to Get Stoned Instead of Drunk

Do Harsh Pot Laws Create a Dangerous Drinking Culture? 5 Reasons to Get Stoned Instead of Drunk













Myths about marijuana convince people that alcohol is safer, but science shows pot is the healthier choice.

Kristen Gwynne
AlterNet

Alcohol kills approximately 70,000 people per year. Prescription pills, which have helped overdose become the leading cause of accidental death in America, result in more than 20,000 deaths per yearMore

January 31, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Art of Everyday Meditation

The Art of Everyday Meditation













Trinity Bourne
Openhand Foundation

Anytime, anywhere, anyone
The wonderful thing about meditation is that anybody can do it. Contrary to popular belief there is no right or wrong way to practice it. It is an innate expression of the soul, and can be done anywhere, anytime, any environment, whilst engaged … More

January 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
12 Must-See Skywatching Events in 2012

12 Must-See Skywatching Events in 2012













Joe Rao
MSN

As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing?

I’ve selected what I consider to be the top 12 “skylights” for this coming year, and list them here in chronological … More

January 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Inspiring Speech to Peace and Liberty Activists – Stefan Molyneaux (Video)

Inspiring Speech to Peace and Liberty Activists – Stefan Molyneaux (Video)













YouTube – FreeDomainRadio

Stefan Molyneaux inspires activists and free-thinkers to act today to create the world we should all live in by using reason and communication.

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Deep Winter Rejuvenation with Oriental Medicine

Deep Winter Rejuvenation with Oriental Medicine













Angelo Druda
Natural News

The organs of the human body feed primarily on light and all the forms of qi that are available in nature. Early doctors of oriental medicine understood that our great cosmic meal varied from season to season with the ever changing angle of the sun’s rays.… More

January 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Rules of Effortless Parenting

The Rules of Effortless Parenting













Leo Babauta
Zen Habits

I often get asked how I can do so much while having six kids.

My short answer, and all you really need to know, is my wife Eva is awesome. I couldn’t do half what I do without her.

She is the reason Zen Habits is … More

January 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Back to Basics – Urban Micro-Farming

Back to Basics – Urban Micro-Farming













Michael
Permaculture Pros

Product recalls and food warnings are becoming more prevalent as modern agribusiness giants like Monsanto continue to produce gentically engineered food. Worse is that this food is being grown on land long past its expiration date, due to chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides; while livestock is artificially … More

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The Pineal Gland: Interface Between the Physical and Spiritual Planes?

The Pineal Gland: Interface Between the Physical and Spiritual Planes?













Circle of 13

Function

* Causes Feeling of Sleepiness

* Converts Nervous System Signals to Endocrine Signals

* Regulates Endocrine Functions

* Secretes the Hormone Melatonin

Overview: the Pineal Gland Center of the Physical Brain

If anything could be called the center of the physical brain, it would have to … More

January 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Chief Seattle’s Letter to All (Video)

Chief Seattle’s Letter to All (Video)













Vimeo

Chief Seattle’s famous and timeless letter to all.

“The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and … More

January 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
New York City Could Open up 1,200 Acres of Rooftops for Farming

New York City Could Open up 1,200 Acres of Rooftops for Farming













Sarah Laskow
Grist

Given how valuable space is in New York City, the city’s rooftops are strangely empty. But a proposal from the city’s planning department could change that by making 1,200 acres of commercial rooftops available for urban farmers to open greenhouses across the city.

City law imposes restrictions … More

January 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
We Should Give Up On Our Search For Purpose

We Should Give Up On Our Search For Purpose













Giving Is All We Have

Okay, this might sound a little counter-intuitive. But it seems that the only way to progress into an era in which conscious businesses play a central role, is to give up on our search for purpose.

Purpose, or meaning, has been extensively debated over throughout … More

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Inward Revolution Creates Outward Revolution

Inward Revolution Creates Outward Revolution













Eric Allen Bell

Funny thing about the way we were indoctrinated. If you were raised in front of a TV set, as I was, as most of us were, you learned that life is about waiting to be entertained or seeing what you are going to get. Our minds move … More

January 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Where Did Language Come From?

Where Did Language Come From?













Peter Russell
Spirit of Now

It is commonly assumed that modern languages evolved from grunts and groans into the complex forms we know today. Over the eons, vocabulary expanded and grammatical structures became increasingly more organized. Yet the history of modern language points towards the very opposite. The complex grammatical … More

January 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Scientific Support for Energy Medicine

Scientific Support for Energy Medicine













Dorothea Hover-Kramer
Reality Sandwich

The following is excerpted from Healing Touch: Essential Energy Medicine for Yourself and Others, available from Sounds True.

“Happiness is what we feel when our biochemicals of emotion, the neuropeptides and their receptors, are open and flowing freely. . . . It is a … More

January 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
10 Things You May Notice About America When Traveling Abroad

10 Things You May Notice About America When Traveling Abroad













“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” — Mark Twain

Waking Times

It is often … More

January 28, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’













George Lakey
Common Dreams

While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. Sweden and Norway, for example, both … More

January 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Raw Milk Vending Machines Growing in Popularity Across Europe

Raw Milk Vending Machines Growing in Popularity Across Europe













Ethan A. Huff
Natural News

While American health authorities continue to peddle unfounded superstition about the so-called dangers of raw milk, which has spawned authoritarian policies that prevent millions of Americans from freely accessing it, unpasteurized dairy is all the rage throughout Europe. And one Polish manufacturer of raw milk … More

January 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
When is Activism “Terrorism?”  When it’s Effective. (Video)

When is Activism “Terrorism?” When it’s Effective. (Video)













Will Potter
Green is the New Red

When I was in Portland, Oregon, I sat down with the nice folks at Because We Must to film a video interview about my work, and some of the lessons learned from the corporate-led war on dissent as “terrorism.”

We filmed it in … More

January 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Why Materialist Science Cannot Explain Near-Death Experiences

Why Materialist Science Cannot Explain Near-Death Experiences













Chris Carter
Epoch Times

In March 1987 Dawn Gillott was admitted to Northampton General Hospital, in the U.K., seriously ill with pneumonia. After being placed in intensive care, the physicians decided to perform a tracheotomy because she could not breathe.

Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick quoted her in their book … More

January 27, 2012 | By | Reply More

Must Watch Videos

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

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On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable

5 Videos Showing How Fracking Can Make Water Flammable













Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Public awareness of the risks and dangers of hydraulic gas-fracturing, or Fracking, is growing daily, but not nearly as fast as the practice itself is. Across the world, fracking is creating a massive new energy boom and investors are pouring money into energy companies … More

April 8, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More