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Flu VaccineCeleste McGovern, Green Med Info
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Two of my daughters arrived home from primary school last week with public health packages in their bags. It’s that time of year again, when nurses are out in force like army recruitment officers, waging a war on deadly germs and rounding up volunteers for vaccines.

This year in the United Kingdom the intranasal flu vaccine is being rolled out. It’s already been used in the United States where 14 to 15 million doses of AstraZeneca’s FluMist are currently in distribution for this flu season but this is the first year it is being offered under the brand name Fluenza Tetra in the UK  to all children older than 24 months and it is heavily promoted by public health officials.  They’ve even produced a “Flu Hero” cartoon  directed at children in which a superhero gives a little boy a nasal flu vaccine which, like a bite from a radioactive spider, transforms him into a superhero himself with super defenses.

I hate the flu as much as other parents, but the public health information struck me as superficial and smacked of a sales pitch, so I decided to look a little deeper into the vaccine and here are the top half dozen reasons my children won’t be going near it.

#1.  LIVE VIRUSES

A lot of effort has been put into dispelling the “myth” that you can get the flu from the flu vaccine. Little wonder such a myth exists though, when the listed side effects for the vaccine are exactly those listed for flu: runny or stuffed nose, headaches and muscle aches, sore throat, loss of appetite, chills and fever. It’s not influenza, we’re told, it just feels like it.

But the flu vaccine does contain live flu viruses. According to an electronic Medicines Compendium printout , each vial of Fluenza Tetra vaccine mist contains 107    — that’s 10 million  — of each of four strains of reassorted live attenuated and “genetically modified organisms”—for each nostril. That’s 80 million viruses (give or take) per dose, designed to replicate inside a child’s nasal passages.

These engineered viruses include H1N1 (swine flu), and three other strains that are based on what scientists admit to being best guesses for the most likely influenza viruses in circulation this year.

Live viruses up our nasal passages are dangerous because they can lead to encephalitis or swelling of the brain which, while rare, can also kill and disable people, just like the rare worst case flu. They can also cross the blood brain barrier and lead to long term brain inflammation.

True, we are exposed to airborne viruses and bacteria all the time and our immune systems generally conquer them, but this man-made solution is far more concentrated than anything we would expect to find naturally. To put it in perspective, in one 2011 study, Virginia Tech scientists sampled the air in doctors’ offices, nurseries and airplanes and found an average 16,000 viruses suspended in each cubic meter of air — enough virus, they concluded, to infect a person within an hour.  But with the flu mist vaccine we’d be instantly bathing a child’s nasal passages in thousands times this concentration. Couldn’t it overwhelm some children’s immune systems? And can’t the children spread these viruses?

It turns out that most people do shed live flu vaccine viruses  up to 11 days post nasal vaccination. And the younger they are, the more they spread it. At least one documented case of transmission was observed in a clinical trial in which an unvaccinated daycare worker was infected with a virus from a vaccinated child.

We know viruses mutate, just like bacteria that develop antibiotic resistance, so why are public health officials so confident these viruses will never revert to the wild-type infectious virus or perhaps to something more virulent?

And why has the public health campaign got such mixed messages?  Flu deaths are very rare among healthy children (less than two in a million healthy children died during the 2009 swine flu “pandemic ” according to a Lancet study) so the UK’s National Health Services (NHS) Choices has pitched the vaccine as an agent to protect the elderly and sick. It even says it could prevent 2,000 deaths this way. But at the same time government pamphlets like this one warn that “children who have been vaccinated should avoid close contact with people with severely weakened immune systems for around two weeks after being vaccinated” and vaccine experts have warned that children  “may have to stay away from elderly relatives for a few days after vaccination.”

Take away point: To avoid illness, avoid weird viruses.

 #2. MSG AND OTHER NEUROTOXINS

Besides genetically engineered live viruses, what else is in the nasal flu vaccine? The first excipient ingredient listed is monosodium glutamate.  Seriously.  MSG.

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock’s terrifying book Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills  explains how scientists have known for decades that MSG literally excites brain cells to death (hence the name excitotoxins) and can cause the sort of sustained brain inflammation common to neurological diseases from autism and Alzheimer’s to Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s.  It documents how  it is particularly damaging to developing brains too, which is why MSG was banned from baby food.  After reading the book, I dumped all the MSG-laced soups, sauces and snacks from my kitchen cupboards and barred them.  Now, the public health service wants my kids to freebase MSG like cocaine?

I contacted Dr. Blaylock, the man who has done more to warn people of the brain dangers of MSG and aspartame than anyone alive, to see what he thinks.

“MSG is present in a very small dose,” he allowed, “but giving it intranasally could pose problems.”

Extensive research has shown that various metals, viruses, chemicals like MSG and pharmaceuticals enter the brain via the olfactory tract and from there they travel directly to the most vulnerable parts of the brain–parts affecting memory and behaviour, he explained.

In their 2010 study, Airborne inflammatory factors: “from the nose to the brain,” University of Maryland neuroimmunologists review the vast literature on the impact of viruses, metals, toxins and other foreign invaders on the human brain and behaviour and conclude that “[a]irborne infectious, allergic and pollution agents are among the most common inflammatory factors which may affect brain function via the brain-nose interface.” These inflammatory processes , though poorly understood,  they added, are demonstrated to alter behaviour and are very likely triggers in development of neurological disease and mental illness.

Some religious groups have objected to the nasal flu vaccine on grounds that it contains pork gelatine, but Dr. Blaylock thinks pork and egg proteins in the vaccine – in fact each of its ingredients, could activate the brain’s inflammatory immune responses just as well as live viruses and MSG. So asked how he thinks the nasal flu spray vaccine might affect children, Blaylock replied:

The impact would be upon brain development as well as acute function. Since the area of the brain involved is so critical to learning, behavior and language, to endanger these parts of the brain would constitute malpractice.

It could manifest as a number of neurological and behavioral problems, such as anger, irritability, poor concentration and focus, difficulty learning, poor attention, language difficulties and loss of behavioral control, especially for fear and anger. All of these things severely limit the ability of the child to cope with life events and to develop normally.

I think that means pass on it. I would rather my children had a flu than risked brain damage.

#3.  AUTOIMMUNITY

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder which causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden physical collapses. Sufferers can fall asleep several times a day because of loss of tens of thousands of neurons that control the sleep/wake cycle.  The exact mechanisms of narcolepsy’s  development is unconfirmed but the epidemiology linking it to vaccination is rock solid.

I was at the 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity in France in March this year where Outi Vaarala, Head of the Immune Response Unit at Finland’s National Institute for Health, presented her findings on the 2009 swine flu (H1N1) vaccine and an epidemic of narcolepsy which she said astonished her. The incidence of narcolepsy among vaccinated individuals was 9.0 per 100,000 compared to 0.7 in unvaccinated individuals. Since then, dozens of other cases of vaccine-induced narcolepsy have been identified in the United Kingdom, Canada and elsewhere.

At the same congress, many top level immunologists were discussing  ASIA syndrome  — or Autoimmunity Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants, (including metals and chemicals such as aluminium and squalene,) added to vaccines and their role in triggering the current epidemic of autoimmune diseases ranging from diabetes to rheumatoid arthritis.

Why isn’t this science mentioned in the government handouts on the H1N1 vaccine?  If one vaccine can launch a disease as serious as narcolepsy , what else can it do? And taken together, year upon year, do risks from vaccines accumulate?  I’d rather risk letting my children get influenza than expose them to a risk of developing serious and intractable autoimmune diseases.

#4.  FOOD ALLERGIES?

Children who have severe egg allergies are warned to avoid FluMist and Fluenz vaccines because the viruses contained in them are grown on chicken eggs (probably not the free range/organic type) But how did these children develop egg allergies to begin with?  Pharmaceutical companies have never studied whether vaccines, which are designed to directly and powerfully stimulate the immune system, are related to subsequent development of food allergies. Perhaps they just never thought of it.  Apparently other scientists have however. This study describes how scientists induce a peanut allergy in mice (which don’t get food allergies unless you create one) by administering a peanut extract at the same time as a powerful immune stimulant (in this case extracts of bacteria). Vaccines are powerful immune stimulators and they contain extracts of bacteria and viruses too. Could it be that exposure to certain proteins at the same time as priming the immune system raises the risk of instigating food allergies?  Is it possible that if my children don’t have an egg allergy yet, an egg-containing vaccine like the nasal flu might just give them one?  I’d rather not find out.

#5.MESSING WITH THE MICROBIOME

Another surprising ingredient in the nasal flu vaccine is gentamicin.  An antibiotic. Didn’t the US Centers for Disease Control just issue warnings about the end of the antibiotic era and the emergence of superbugs due to antibiotic overuse? Isn’t that why doctors’ offices are suddenly plastered with posters sternly advising us not to ask for antibiotics which don’t work for viruses. Why then would public health officials be administering antibiotics to millions of healthy children?

A huge number of current studies are cataloging and investigating the role of all the microbes in our body. After decades of cavalierly tossing antibiotics around like tongue depressors, it turns out our microecology is a lot more complicated than the old medical textbooks acknowledged and weneed our microbes. In fact, they comprise 10 times as much genetic material in our bodies’ than our own cells, and they play crucial roles digesting our food, manufacturing our vitamins, regulating gene expression, signaling  our immune systems and so on. It’s sort of like the discovery of a New World in medicine, an entirely new paradigm for understanding and treating disease.

Pharmaceutical companies have never looked at how vaccines impact “non-target” viruses and bacteria – the microecology of our bodies –just as they’ve never looked at the impact of vaccines on cancer or fertility, for example. It’s not required for licensing, so why bother, I guess.  Other scientists have begun to investigate this realm recently, however.  A study published in mBio, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology, this year claims to be the first ever to look at the impact of a live attenuated flu vaccine virus on other microbes in mice: “we find that LAIV vaccination reverses normal bacterial clearance from the nasopharynx and significantly increases bacterial carriage densities of the clinically important bacterial pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae  and Staphylococcus aureus,” the scientists reported. While care should be taken to not overgeneralize the data described here to all vaccines, the broad implications suggest that live attenuated viral vaccines may have unintended consequences on important human bacterial pathogens unrelated to the vaccine target species.” It implies, too, that the vaccine viruses might just also be impacting hundreds of non-investigated microbes. And it raises questions about the spread of “non-target” pathogens from vaccinated individuals.  Is it really the vaccinated kids who are dangerous to public health?

I checked out the known side effects for gentamicin as well. Scary.  Everything from agitation and coma through hallucinations to wheezing. Abdominal pain is first place on the list. One study of the FluMist vaccine found that two per cent of vaccinated children experienced abdominal pain compared to none in the placebo group. Could that be from gentamicin?   There is no explanation offered in the public paperwork on the vaccine.

#6. MISSING SCIENCE

Others have noticed gaps in the paperwork on the vaccines, too.  The Cochrane Review on Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children published in 2012 reviewed 75 studies on flu vaccines with about 300,000 observations. It found “extensive evidence of reporting bias of safety outcomes from trials of live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs) [which] impeded meaningful analysis” and “evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of studies.”

Tom Jefferson, the study’s lead author told the Guardian columnist Luisa Dillner last week that he would not recommend the nasal spray vaccine because the trials understate possible harm. “Influenza vaccines are about marketing and not science,” he said. “We have few trials, and masses of very poor quality observational evidence,” he said. “We have presented evidence of considerable reporting bias, which governments continue to ignore. The science is missing and so making an informed decision is very difficult.”

A lot of questions about the vaccine go unanswered it seems. A representative from AstraZeneca told me last week that she couldn’t answer my questions about the nasal flu vaccine herself because I was “directly interfacing with the public.” Later she said my questions had been sent to her colleagues for review and answers were forthcoming, but then my e-mails and phonecalls went unanswered altogether. Maybe AstraZeneca didn’t have answers for my questions or maybe they didn’t want them interfacing with the public. Who knows. One thing is certain though: their vaccine won’t be interfacing with my kids.

About the Author

Celeste McGovern is a Canadian freelance journalist in the UK.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of WakingTimes or its staff.

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Ancient Sunken Cities – 3 Puzzling Enigmas http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/ancient-sunken-cities-puzzling-enigmas/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/ancient-sunken-cities-puzzling-enigmas/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:09 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=45975 Terence Newton Hundreds of sunken cities are buried under the vast ocean waters of Earth, and what they are telling us could change our view of humanity's history...

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Terence NewtonStaff Writer
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Is the truth of human history concealed and buried beneath the oceans? Hundreds of sunken cities adorn the ocean floors of our planet, and dozens of them are believed to be more than 3 millennia old. Although most people are only familiar with the myth of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, sunken ruins of ancient civilizations are as real as the Egyptian pyramids and can offer us many clues about the history of humanity.

Researchers believe that most sunken civilizations were submerged by the end of the last Ice Age about 9,000 to 10,000 years ago, as the massive ice caps covering much of Europe and North America melted. There are also sunken archaeological sites which are believed to have fallen due to seismic activity, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruption.

What makes the following three sites interesting is that they all date back to a time when we have been taught to believe that humans only lived as nomads or in small settlements and were incapable of organizing a large-scale, civilized society. Although some skeptics may continue to argue that structures at these sites were made by nature, many historians and archaeologists are starting to question the mainstream view of ancient human history and continue to seek proof that support their alternative theories that these were man-made, pre-historic civilizations.

Cambay Ruins

BadrinaryanB1_1985bb70Found off the coast of India near Pakistan in the Gulf of Cambay, the Cambay Ruins are one of the most ancient of the world’s sunken cities. They were discovered in 2001 by India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology, led by chief geologist Badrinaryan Badrinaryan. Artifacts such as pottery, human bones and sections of wall were recovered from the site.

Certain pieces have been carbon-dated at nearly 9,500 years old by both the National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, India, and Geowissenschaftlicte Gemeinschaftsaulguben in Hannover, Germany. If the carbon-dating carried out by these two organizations is accurate, this site predates the oldest known civilization in the region, the Harappan, by more than 5,000 years.

The Cambay Ruins sit at 120 feet (36 meters) underwater and measure five by three miles. Marine archaeologists believe that the buildings at the site stand on enormous foundations, which they discovered using a technique known as sub-bottom profiling.

“The [oceanographers] found that they were dealing with two large blocks of apparently man-made structures.”

“Cities on this scale are not known in the archaeological record until roughly 4,500 years ago when the first big cities begin to appear in Mesopotamia.”

“Nothing else on the scale of the underwater cities of Cambay is known. The first cities of the historical period are as far away from these cities as we are today from the pyramids of Egypt.”

~ Graham Hancock, author of Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Sunken City of Yonaguni

yonaguni3Off the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, about 70 feet underwater lies a massive pyramid, often called the “Japanese Atlantis.” The site is dated to be at least 5,000 years old, based on the dates of stalactites found inside underwater caves that sank with the city. The Yonaguni pyramid is believed by some to have been taken by an earthquake about 2,000 years ago.

Some scientists think this is a natural structure resulting from tectonic activity, although many argue that the pyramid is man-made, considering many 90-degree angles, man and animal-like carvings, and what appears to be stairways and a massive arch.

“The largest structure looks like a complicated, monolithic, stepped pyramid that rises from a depth of 25 meters [82 feet].”

“I think it’s very difficult to explain away their origin as being purely natural, because of the vast amount of evidence of man’s influence on the structures.”

~ Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyus in Japan

Many experts believe that the site consists of remnants of an old city that existed above ground when the sea levels were much lower than they are today. One possible culture that inhabited this site is the Jomon, Japanese inhabitants, who existed from around 12,000 BC to around 300 BC and are believed to be the first culture on Earth to develop pottery. Some believe that the site is what remains of Mu, a fabled Pacific civilization rumored to have vanished beneath the waves.

sunken-city-cubaCabo de San Antonio

In the deep waters of Cabo de San Antonio off the west coast of Cuba rests one of the most fascinating of the ancient sunken cities. The site was discovered by the Russian/Canadian oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky and the Advanced Digital Communications exploration company when their expedition in the area brought them upon unusual formations of smooth blocks, crests, and geometric shapes.

Because the site is underneath 1,900 to 2,500 feet of water (about a half mile, or 600-750 meters), it has been difficult to truly explore the area. There are no real images of the sunken city of Cabo de San Antonio, although data collected using sonar scans and video reveals structures that are not likely to form naturally.

“These are extremely peculiar structures, and they have captured our imagination.”

“If I had to explain this geologically, I would have a hard time.”

~ Geologist Manuel Iturralde, director of research at Cuba’s Natural History Museum

A theory exists that this sunken metropolis is old enough to have existed during the Ice Age, and it is believed that the city sank anywhere from 15,000 to 50,000 years ago. Ancient stories of the Maya and native Yucatecos passed through the generations tell of an island inhabited by their ancestors that vanished beneath the waves. After continued research, Zelitsky has identified that the site measures about 20 square kilometers (a size of a modern city). She has collected many samples that prove the site is man-made and was at one time above sea level.

“Samples that we recovered from the ocean bottom have justified our structures that we call megalithic structures. The samples are granite stone, completely polished, with some incrustations of fossils. Fossils of organic creatures that normally live on the surface, not on the ocean bottom.”

“The stone we recovered from ocean bottom is very polished granite. All of the peninsula of northwest part of Cuba, all of this peninsula is limestone, very fractured limestone. So, geologically, it (megalithic granite structures) is totally foreign to Cuba. But it’s also not known in Yucatan because Yucatan is also limestone, not granite. Granite is found only in the center of Mexico.”

~ Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Advanced Digital Communications

Conclusion

Just how many ruins of ancient civilizations are buried under the vast ocean waters of the Earth? Underwater findings such as these three sites give us a new perspective on the history of the human race, and more questions than answers.

Sources:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1768109.stm

http://www.grahamhancock.com/forum/BadrinaryanB1.php?p=1

http://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-oceania/mysterious-10000-year-old-underwater-ruins-japan-00817

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/070919-sunken-city.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/05/0528_020528_sunkencities.html

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/atlantida_mu/esp_atlantida_15.htm

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Terence Newton is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com, and an aficionado of interesting things. When he is not meditating, or thriving on this ball of confusion we call earth, he is busy helping out and spreading light.

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The Brain’s Capacity to Shield Us from True Reality http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/brains-capacity-shield-us-true-reality/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/brains-capacity-shield-us-true-reality/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:18:00 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=46019 Video - Exploring how our brains use time and space as a way of making sense of our surroundings.

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Is it Time for a New Monetary System? http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/time-for-new-monetary-system/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/time-for-new-monetary-system/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:19 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=46010 Rod Morin - Getting a loan is like getting the “blessing” of the Bank to go and purchase something. Is it time for a new monetary system?

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No matter what problem we look at today, regardless of scope or gender, demographic statistic or geographic location we can provide a solution; if we throw enough money at it…

And therein lies the actual problem.

The fundamental problem the human species faces today is the current monetary system. I submit that only by completely revamping the monetary system will we be successful as a species.

Currently the monetary system is controlled by a “for profit” Central Banking system. The major problem with this system is the idea of profit itself. Profit means “to obtain a financial advantage or benefit”. Unlike barter, the concept of profit necessitates a winner and a loser in any transaction. Most people are not aware that the current monetary system is a for profit system designed to create wealth and power for those that control the system, just as one would profit from the oil or manufacturing industry. Central banking is the business of controlling the monetary system to enrich only those that wield control of the system.

“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws” ~ Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

The business of banking rests on two pillars. One is foreclosure, the other is usury, or more commonly called interest.

When a man or company or Government takes a “loan” from a bank, the bank actually creates a new digital entry into the system under the borrower’s associated account. It is imperative to understand that this is a digital entry for new “never before been in existence” digital currency.

Regarding the business of foreclosure, if the “borrower” never pays the “loan” back, the bank can foreclose on an outstanding “loan” and then gains control of a tangible asset like a car or a property. Yet the fact is that the bank never risked anything to begin with. The digital currency created at the time of the “loan” is not a tangible thing. It doesn’t exist. It’s like getting the “blessing” of the Bank to go and purchase something. This is a simplification of the system but it is basically a correct understanding. This scheme has worked like a charm for them…

“They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be non the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two would figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability”. ~ Edward Mandell House

Regarding the business of usury, whenever a “loan” of non-existent currency is created there is also an interest charge built into the contract. When the borrower pays back the “loan” they are also required to pay back an interest charge that is over and above the newly created currency. The point to understand here is that the interest due was not created along with the new digital currency and thus a shortfall of currency is actually built into the system. Thus bankruptcy is a fundamental component of the current monetary system because there is always a shortage of currency. If every dollar of debt in existence today were to be paid back right now, all the interest would still be outstanding. This is the mathematical formula that has been used for centuries in order to steal tangible wealth from the actual creators of that wealth.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. ” ~ Henry Ford

Having said all that, you might be intrigued and start to gain the understanding that only the bankers can win, but you might also say “so what”? People should be able to profit, after all, profit is the motivating factor in our world.

I submit that the concept of profit is the fundamental core of what is destroying the human species. If a larger, stronger man takes control of another man and subjugates him simply because he can, that is tyranny, and we as a species have evolved to see that this ethically wrong. Now we as a species have to evolve our understanding of the current monetary system to see that we are being subjugated into continuing to propagate the greatest control mechanism ever developed on this planet.

Let’s play the “If” game for a second.

If profit was taken out of the equation; do you think that cancer would still be a major threat to our species?

If profit was not a requirement; do you think that we would be using oil as the fundamental energy source used throughout the world today?

If the concept of profit was not in the human consciousness; do you think that “health” centres would ever refuse to treat the ill? Or actual cures for diseases would be shelved by Big Pharma?

If profit was not the driving factor of agriculture; do you think that we could easily feed the population of the world?

If everyone on the planet never had to worry about shelter or having enough food to eat or clothes to wear, would having more than you need be a consideration?

The concept of “profit” is what is holding us back as a species. We have been indoctrinated into a short term “take what we can NOW” philosophy that is based on the fallacy of continuous growth and competition. I submit that we would be far better off if we forged our future by cultivating the creative use of our finite resources using a co-operative intellectual methodology.

Study after study has shown that the world’s hunger and housing problems could be solved very quickly if a certain amount of money where to be thrown at those two problems. Studies show ending world hunger would cost around 30 billion dollars per year (vs $684 billion for the 2010 U.S. military budget). The fact that we as a species have not eliminated hunger proves that this problem is actually being facilitated. Is that acceptable to you? If it is, then all of us (but the few of the elite at the top of the control pyramid) are doomed.

Profit stifles as much creativity as it generates. Just look at the alternate technologies that have been suppressed because they would have upset the current paradigm, technology such as almost free and truly sustainable energy and anti-gravity devices. If either of these technologies ever went main stream the oil economy would take a huge hit and there would be an immediate shift in the controlling power structure.

The concept of profit is the paradigm that must be shed in order for us to move forward as a compassionate, free and intelligent species. It is the concept of profit that is the shovel we use to dig our own graves.

“Problems are best solved not on the level where they appear to occur but on the next level above them….Problems are best solved by transcending them and looking at them from a higher viewpoint. At the higher level, the problems automatically resolve themselves because of that shift in point of view, or one might see there was no problem at all.” ~David R. Hawkins

Abandoning just one concept, the concept of profit and our species will thrive for centuries to come.

About the Author

Rod Morin operates Barrie Tai Chi & Qigong studio in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, focusing on Yang-style Tai Chi, Taiji Qigong and Ziran Qigong. Rod has taught hundreds of students basic tai chi and energy work while striving to incorporate the profound teachings of taiji philosophy into his daily life. Please visit his website at www.barrietaichi.com.

For more ideas and a potential solution to economic subjugation, please visit Secodnary Money System.

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 – David R. Hawkins. 2009. Healing and Recovery. Sedona, AZ; Veritas Publishing, p. 176.

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Brain Surgeon Visits the Afterlife and Lives to Tell You About It http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/brain-surgeon-visits-afterlife-lives-tell/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/brain-surgeon-visits-afterlife-lives-tell/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:07:36 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=46006 Josh Richardson - This brain surgeon enters a deep coma and moves into the afterlife, finding the experience so powerful that it has compelled him to tell the world...

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Near Death Out of BodyJosh Richardson, Prevent Disease
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A top brain surgeon who claims he saw the after-life while in a coma reveals the stories of others who say they have had similar life-changing experiences.

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion–and in essence makes us human–shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it.

Neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander was initially convinced out-of-body experiences were hallucinations — until he went into a coma himself and had what he now believes was a glimpse of something much more.

One of those core truths is that their is an afterlife, Just as there is a premortal life, for all of us. A man may be shown these things, but he always has limitations on who and where he can share this knowledge, if at all.

In this second extract from his book The Map Of Heaven, Dr Alexander, who has taught at Harvard Medical School, reveals many others have also seen what he described.

A near-death experience will change your life in more ways than one. It means you have survived a serious illness or a major accident, for one thing, and that alone is one of the most significant events imaginable.

But the aftermath, as you adjust to your radical new perspective, can be even more significant. For me, it was as if my old world was dead and I had been reborn into a new one.

Coping with that is hard: how do you replace your old vision of the universe with a new one, without unravelling into chaos?

How do you take that step from one world to another one, without slipping and falling between the two?

So many people are going through similar versions of what I went through, and the stories I have heard from other near-death experience witnesses give me courage every day. They are a constant corroboration of everything that was revealed to me — how we are loved and cherished much more than we can imagine, how we have nothing to fear and nothing to reproach ourselves for.

If you have never seen yourself as a spiritual person, and perhaps did not even believe in God, this new dimension to your understanding has an even greater impact.

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A man named Pascale wrote to tell me about his father, who had a PhD in astrophysics and was ‘100 per cent scientifically minded’ — in other words, a complete atheist.

Pascale’s dad (we’ll call him Pierre) was a heavy drinker. He’d suffered a succession of emotional blows, and he used hard drink to numb the pain — so much that his organs started one by one to pack up. Kidneys, liver and then lungs gave way, and Pierre succumbed to double pneumonia.

He was not expected to live, but to give his body the best chance of repairing itself, the doctors placed him in an induced coma.

After three months in intensive care, he started to come round — and all this hard-headed scientific man wanted to talk about with his son were his experiences of heaven.

He had seen the after-life, just as I did. And he brought back the same message: there were angel-like beings who loved us more than we could imagine, and they would help us, if only we would let them.

Pierre faced a major challenge. He could never drink again. One glass would be enough to tip him back into alcohol abuse, and the end would be inevitable.

Somehow, he found the strength to beat his demons. For the next four years, Pierre didn’t touch a drop. But after his initial burst of spiritual fervour in the hospital, he stopped talking about heaven.

Pascale sensed that his dad, an intensely shy man, was embarrassed by the massive contradiction between the atheism he had always preached, and the heaven he had experienced during his coma. He found it easier to say nothing.

But he developed a quirky habit, which seemed to help him in his abstinence — in all the places where he might be tempted to relapse and have a drink, Pierre left Post-It notes. Every one was the same, with four cryptic letters written on it: GaHf.

Pierre would not say what the notes meant. All he would admit was that they helped him.

After four years, his heart gave out, and Pierre died. His son was deeply comforted by words his father had said in the hospital: ‘I’m not afraid of dying any more. I know it’ll be fine.’

After the funeral, as he collected up the Post-It notes, Pascale had a sudden insight. He knew what the letters GaHf meant, what his father was reminding himself . . . ‘Guardian angels. Have faith.’

Not every experience of heaven, and the change it brings, is so dramatic. After I first shared my story with others in public, I received a charming letter from a lady named Jane-Ann, who told me that she underwent surgery for a brain abcess in 1952, when she was eight years old, and that for two weeks after the operation she was in a coma.

Her mother was beside her bed when she awoke, and what Jane-Ann remembers clearly is the expression of deep concern on that beloved face. Simply and matter-of-factly, as only a child can, Jane-Ann explained that there had never been any reason to worry — she had been with her great-aunt Julie, sitting on her lap and being comforted.

Sixty years later, that image of her great-aunt was one of her clearest memories.

Sometimes, it is the death of a loved one that induces or inspires a near-death experience in us. A lady called Jean wrote to tell me what she had experienced when her mother died, in 1980.

On a Saturday afternoon, Jean was in her garden. She was due to fly to New York on the Monday, to visit her mother who was being treated for cancer in hospital, and who was not expected to live more than six months.

As she tended her flowers, Jean was suddenly overwhelmed by ‘a feeling of an unbelievable amount of love’. It passed through her, like a puff of air, and left her feeling exalted. As she stood wondering what she had just felt, the sensation travelled through her again, pervading every cell in her body.

No sooner had the feeling faded than it happened a third time. And suddenly, Jean understood what it meant. Her mother had died, and was telling her how much she loved her, as she departed this realm and embarked on her voyage through the next.

The feeling that Jean had initially thought was simply going through her had in fact enveloped and encompassed her, as only love can.

The feeling was like she was hugging me but going right through me. And every time she did this, I felt this supernatural, unbelievable, immeasurable amount of love.’

Jean went to sit by her phone in the house. She knew what would happen next, and within ten minutes it did: her sister phoned from New York, to tell her their mother had passed away.

As she wrote that letter, Jean told me she was crying — tears of joy, not of sadness. Ever since that moment in the garden, she has felt utterly safe and loved, confident that she will be reunited with her loved ones in heaven, and safe in the knowledge that death is nothing to be feared.

In fact, she confesses, she sometimes feels almost envious when people pass away.

One of the most extraordinary things about my own glimpse of heaven was that, back in this world, no one was aware of the transformation that I was undergoing. All the monitors and sensors and computers could detect no activity: my brain was flat-lining.

But sometimes, the eyes of those we love can see the change, as a sort of spiritual radiation.

A man called David experienced exactly that, when his father died. With his three siblings, he was sitting in a private room at a hospice where his dad had been for 13 days. They had kept a constant bedside vigil, and it was plain that the end was near.

At 4am, with the room in darkness except for a single night-light in the wall, their father took his last breath — and as he did, a speck of glowing dust seemed to settle on his temple. It was like a pinprick of gold.

No light was shining on the old man’s face, yet this particle of dust was vivid and luminous. As David watched, it began to swell into a pea-sized orb. Now it was a translucent blue, like the light underneath a candle flame. White rays sparkled from it.

The orb lifted, hovered, and then drifted across the room, still effervescing with sparks, until it disappeared through the ceiling. David followed it with his eyes, not daring to speak, until it was gone — and then he turned to one of his sisters. ‘Did you see that?’ he asked.

His sister said: ‘You mean that light that just came out of the side of Dad’s head?’

People ask themselves these questions all the time, when a loved one passes and something inexplicable, something beyond the purely physical, occurs. We know what we’ve seen, but we can’t quite bring ourselves to believe it, without corroboration from someone else: ‘Did you see that?’

Perhaps the most extraordinary story of a near-death experience was told to me by John, the son of a war veteran, who believes he accompanied his father on the first stage of his journey into heaven.

His dad was a fighter, an ex-prisoner of war who was clinging to life in his hospice bed despite having suffered a massive pulmonary embolism.

His breathing was very laboured, and John was kneeling at the bedside, holding his hand, with his ear close to his father’s chest — when suddenly, he was thrown into another dimension.

The scene was more vivid than any dream, he said: it was like being immersed in a 3D movie. His perspective was airborne, like a helicopter shot, and he was looking down at a rapid stream, flowing over rocks.

In the water, clinging on for dear life, was his dad. A golden glow began to spread across the water, like a celestial spotlight. In the middle of the light, a white canoe appeared, with a red paddle, floating quite still on the rushing water.

With a shout of excitement, his father let go of the rocks and began to swim for the canoe. Suddenly, he wasn’t a sick old man any more — he was an athlete, with the strength of a man in his 20s.

He leapt into the canoe, and John felt himself race down, like a camera zooming in, to ride behind his dad’s shoulder.

His father turned and gave him a look of such love and joy as he had never seen on his face before. And then the perspective changed again, and John was high in the sky, watching as the white canoe raced towards a jetty where dozens of people were waiting and cheering.

He recognised them all — family members, friends and war buddies of his father’s.

As the canoe docked, he saw his dad stand up and raise the paddle in a salute, grinning and almost beside himself with delight. Then he leapt ashore and disappeared into a huddle of embraces and back-slaps.

At that moment, John found himself back at the bedside. His father’s heart had stopped.

‘This experience was transformative, a gift from my dad I could not repay,’ he wrote to me. ‘I can actually feel myself glowing when I tell this story!’

New knowledge like this changes us for ever. It must do — that is its purpose. We evolve into someone fresh.

That’s what happened to me after my near-death experience, and to every one of the people in these stories.

**Adapted from The Map Of Heaven: a neurosurgeon explores the mysteries of the afterlife and the truth about what lies beyond, by Dr Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins (Piatkus).**

About the Author

Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.

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The Benefits of Note-So-Famous Leafy Greens http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/benefits-note-famous-leafy-greens/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/24/benefits-note-famous-leafy-greens/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=46000 Infographic - A chart that highlights not-so-famous leafy greens such as arugula and mustard greens and shows just how these foods benefit the human body.

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The Ebola Panic is Great News for the Immune System! http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/ebola-panic-great-news-immune-system/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/ebola-panic-great-news-immune-system/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:11:19 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=45832 Jefferey Jaxen - Regardless of what the future may hold, it is time to mend our health and immune systems. What step will you start with today?

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Alternative Medicine ChineseJefferey Jaxen, Contributor
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We are witnessing a stunning reversal of events in the face of the present Ebola scare consuming North America. The drum beatings of fear played all to often by the mainstream media have given way to a symphony of personal empowerment, education, and a mass social movement to take back our health freedom. The threat of Ebola initially grabbed headlines and paralyzed millions who lacked understanding. Answers were sought amidst the fear peddling and confusion yet few were being found. A disheartened population is now storming the ‘alternative‘ media and independent health networks, websites, and radio shows for direction. What they are finding is currently propelling us all into a new, decentralized health paradigm.

To the disbelief of pharmaceutical companies, people across North America are taking the time to understand what their immune system is. They are then shocked to find out that it’s weak, damaged, and under attack daily. Like true warriors, most are activated into action and begin researching. Physical therapists have the saying, “Pain is a great motivator” to describe patients they see that typically lead sedentary lifestyles until they get hurt. After which, something in them springs to life. A new found passion and respect for movement; pain free movement. Perhaps we could say now “Ebola is a great motivator”. Indeed a catalyst for people to understand that it’s no better time to eat healthier, raise their immune system IQ, and truly live a life empowered daily through knowledge and action.

In this perfect storm of order (personal empowerment) out of chaos (media fear), there have been helping hands along the way. First, as if on cue, the current history making documentary series ‘The Quest For The Cures Continues’ is exploring and shedding light on the fact that we can stop the cancer epidemic. In fact, Episode 2 is titled “Your First Line Of Defense” and deals exclusively with the importance of your immune system. For those that need an up-to-date primer or a very relevant place to start, I encourage you to listen to these doctors and medical professionals who pack years of research and learning into one place. Cancer is cured if you want it to be.

Next we have a well timed Frontline PBS report finally alerting the ‘mainstream news consuming public’ of the growing issue of antibiotic resistant illnesses that have proliferated amongst the population. The report concluded that overuse of antibiotics in the meat industry has been a major contributor. Stay tuned for the next Frontline report titled “Oxygen May Assist In Life Says Officials” Yet again the end result is to fortify and rebuild your immune system naturally so you won’t need to rely on antibiotics that are losing their effectiveness or a mainstream medical establishment that all too often sees patients as a mere dollar sign.

For the few that didn’t get shaken out of their complacency and dis-empowerment at this point, a final catalyst was served to them on a silver platter. While waiting for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) to come to the rescue and make everything better, no such comfort was afforded. Those still expecting truth from the CDC were met with complete failure of protocols and speechless medical negligence in the face of a possible Ebola pandemic. This all comes fresh off the heels of the deafening silence and refusal to publicly address the ongoing MMR research fraud and high level CDC whistle blower internally at the CDC. In addition, jaw dropping conflicts of interest, revolving doors between public/private careers, and alternative agendas leave anyone half paying attention to the ongoing Ebola story with a healthy skepticism. Stacked on top of it all, we come to find out that the diagnostic tests for Ebola are “utterly unreliable” from the essential research of veteran journalist Jon Rappoport.

In closing, there is no doubting the possible danger Ebola poses. In addition, those who have succumbed to the virus are a testament to it’s threat. Currently there has been few fatalities, if we believe the official reports, in North America at the time of this writing. In “hot zone” areas of Ebola, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, it is not exactly clear if the outbreak is organic or artificially induced. However, it is likely that in those populations, immune systems are compromised from:

Ongoing war, extreme poverty, malnutrition, starvation, contaminated water supplies, exposure to toxic industrial chemicals, vast toxic overuse of antibiotics, pesticides (some of them banned in other countries), expired and unrefrigerated medicines, vaccines (which, when given to people whose immune systems are already hanging on by a thread, can be lethal).” -Jon Rappoport

Regardless of what the future may hold, it is time to mend our health and immune systems. What step will you start with today? Here are just some of the trusted sources of alternative, independent health that are providing almost daily information:

GreenMedInfo.com
Mercola.com
Hippocrates Health Institute
The Robert Scott Bell Show

Homegrown Health Show
Blaylock Health Channel
Global Healing Center
Investigative journalism of Jon Rappoport

About the Author

Jefferey Jaxen is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an open source researcher and writer. In addition he serves as director of alternative & holistic health for the Awake & Empowered Expo. You can find his latest research, information, and work at the following websites: www.jeffereyjaxen.com and http://www.awakeandempoweredexpo.com/. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JeffereyJaxen or contact him directly at http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/contact.html

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A World of Hurt That Can be Changed http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/world-hurt-can-changed/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/world-hurt-can-changed/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:43:44 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=45911 Angela Pritchard - If we really want to see change in our lives and the world, then it’s up to us... In each moment then, we create the opportunity to make a choice to act differently.

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love-mother-earthAngela Pritchard, Guest
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Millions of hurtful interactions are taking place this very second. Arguments, yelling matches, punches, pushes, angry looks, hurtful tones, spiteful words, shouting, put downs, insults, and the endless stream of abusive posts amongst people on the internet.

Hurting plays a huge part in our lives. When we did something wrong, our parents punished us. If we drive recklessly, we can get into an accident. If we hold our breath, we suffocate. It’s undeniable that we live in a universe of natural laws and of cause and effect. If it wasn’t like this, then how would we learn?

But so often, hurting gets into places that it shouldn’t and we can end up harming those around us completely unnecessarily. To take an extreme example, it’s like the difference between sentencing a criminal to jail justly with fair trial and humane conditions versus a public flogging and torture in which the crowd revels in their suffering.

To be better people and have a better world, we can separate the enactment and follow through of consequences that come as the result of bad actions, from the desires and urges to harm others and even feel a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in seeing them suffer. And I think that’s a really important distinction to make in all the events of our lives, whether we’re dealing with a family member, friend, stranger, criminal or corrupt government etc., as the desire to see others harmed can cause us to become even worse than any perceived bad action that triggered our response in the first place.

Physical and Non-physical Harm

When we think of harm, most of us probably imagine physical violence. And it’s true of course, that hurting others often takes this form. But we don’t have to be throwing punches and dropping bombs to be hurting those around us, as we are multidimensional beings—we have a non-physical side that also gets hurt too.

“Do not think because it cannot be seen, that thought has no power. I tell you truly, the lightning that cleaves the mighty oak, or the quaking that opens up cracks in the earth, these are as the play of children compared with the power of thought. Truly each thought of darkness, whether it be of malice, or anger, or vengeance, these wreak destruction like that of fire sweeping through dry kindling under a windless sky. But man does not see the carnage, nor does he hear the piteous cries of his victims, for he is blind to the world of the spirit.”
~ The Essene Gospel of Peace

A raised voice, a sharp look, a provocative word, insults, an unpleasant mood, talking badly about someone, laughing at them, and even thinking negatively towards a person inflicts pain. We only have to remember how these things make us feel to realize just how much they hurt.

Biting Back

The problem tends to be – that when we feel hurt ourselves, we instinctively react by hurting back, and so that hurt back feels justified. Someone insults us and we turn around and insult them – when “bitten” it’s so hard not to “bite” back, just like it is for animals when they get into a fight. The instinct is there faster than thought; it helps animals to survive.

In us humans though, with our more developed mind and emotions, things get much more complicated, and hurt takes on a huge range of forms—from our loved one forgetting to call to having someone disagree with our point of view, and thus the justifications for and methods of hurting others in return become equally complex.

But despite the seemingly never-ending scenarios of hurtful human interaction, at its root are the same mechanisms that occur between animals. There is one big difference though—as humans our developed mind also gives us other options in responding that animals just don’t have, and that is the ability to reason, which allows us to interact in a conscious way – through intelligence, love, and objective justice.

We need to take steps to respond to situations that are harmful to us, and sometimes that inevitably means we hurt people, but it is the underlying feelings and motives that make the difference and can lead us to hurt out of animalistic desires, and even take a sense of pleasure and satisfaction in seeing another suffer particularly as punishment in return for our own, where instead we could have dealt with it throughthe intelligence of consciousness.

Hurtful Behaviors Highlighted in Dreams

No matter how high sounding or seemingly justified the reason we use to excuse it, the standards of spirituality in many sacred teachings caution against ill will no matter what the circumstance. I’ve personally been shown countless times out of the body in dreams what people might normally see as minute ways of harming others presented as huge obstacles to my own personal growth. Or at other times, a circumstance in daily life where I had a tiny angry reaction towards someone is replayed in a dream where I am instead in a screaming rage, as that tiny reaction was just the tip of a huge underlying emotion. These situations in dreams are often ones where someone has done something wrong towards me, and I have been told time and again in them that no matter what someone does I should not act with an ego back.

“He who is incapable of hatred towards any being, who is kind and compassionate, free from selfishness, without pride, equable in pleasure and in pain, and forgiving, Always contented, self-centred, self-controlled, resolute, with mind and reason dedicated to Me, such a devotee of Mine is My beloved. He who does not harm the world, and whom the world cannot harm, who is not carried away by any impulse of joy, anger or fear, such a one is My beloved. He who expects nothing, who is pure, watchful, indifferent, unruffled, and who renounces all initiative, such a one is My beloved.”
~ Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita

Pain or Peace – It’s Our Choice

The egos that like to blame, retaliate, hurt and punish, with their ill will to harm and cause pain, take the place of what could be intelligence, inner peace, and consciousness. Inner states like aggression, anger, anxiety, misery and spite, are all used to evoke pain, suffering, and fear in others, and like this in the pursuit of harming others we actually poison our own inner energies with these lower feelings—setting in motion a process of harming ourselves (as the many consequences of living in these ego states unfold in our lives). It’s a bit like throwing mud at someone inside our own home; we too have to live in the states we use to hurt with.

“He that loveth not is as a wandering bird
Cast out of the nest;
For him the grass faileth
And the stream has a bitter taste.
And if a man say,
I love the Heavenly Father
But hate my brother,
He is a liar:
For he that loveth not his brother
Whom he hath seen,
How can he love the Heavenly Father
Whom he hath not seen?
By this we know the Children of Light:
Those who walk with the Angel of Love,
For they love the Heavenly Father,
And they love their brethren,
And they keep the Holy Law.
Love is stronger
Than the currents of deep waters:
Love is stronger than death.”
~ The Essene Gospel of Peace

Because of this and many other reasons, we as a humanity are sadly lacking in faculties and experiences of higher realities, as these come from the spiritual, and what spiritual source would want to see higher qualities and knowledge put to use maliciously? Harming others for pleasure, revenge or ill will, is the very opposite of spirituality in many sacred world teachings. It is a huge obstacle to spiritual development and is why these behaviors can be highlighted in dreams when we want to change.

Making a Resolution to Change

So next time someone cuts us off in traffic, we could try dealing with the situation calmly, without wanting to angrily punish or startle the other person. Next time someone overcharges us, lies to us, offends us, makes us late, is angry towards us, insults us, or even simply does something we didn’t like without any bad intention, we could try to simply put our point or take whatever steps we need to—without the urge to make another suffer in retaliation.

If we really want to see change in our lives and the world, then it’s up to us to make a firm resolution not to do it anymore and to be on the alert for it so that when it does arise, we have a much better chance of being able to get a sense of detachment from the urges and desires to hurt. In that moment then, we create the opportunity to make a choice to act differently. If we can make the effort, then not only might we be able to avoid hurting others where we shouldn’t—we may even be able to stop hurting ourselves, our lives, and our own spiritual development.

And instead of always keeping each other down in a perpetual cycle of hurt, we could help elevate each other—creating incredible opportunities for the unfolding of our vast human and spiritual potential. If enough people did this and shared the principles behind this way of being, it could even bring about a change in the world.

“As the sheaf of golden wheat
Lieth hidden within the tiny kernel,
So is the kingdom of heaven
Hidden within our thoughts.
If they be filled with the
Power, Love and Wisdom
of the Angels of the Heavenly Father,
So they shall carry us
To the Heavenly Sea.
But if they be stained
With corruption, hatred and ignorance,
They shall chain our feet
To pillars of pain and suffering.
No man can serve two masters;
Neither can evil thoughts abide in a mind
Filled with the Light of the Law.
He who hath found peace with the mind
Hath learned to soar beyond
The Realm of the Angels.”
~ The Essene Gospel of Peace

About the Author

Angela Pritchard is an author and researcher into the universal nature of spirituality and consciousness. She is the co-author of two books on ancient sacred mysteries. Her primary focus is on experiencing spirituality firsthand, including through OBEs, and she has been dedicated to this for the past 10 years. She aims to uncover the hidden roots of what’s really driving the agenda in society and the world in relation to the war on consciousness and awakening, and writes alongside her husband on the website Belsebuub.com.

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Healing the Soul – The Road to Wellness http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/healing-soul-road-wellness/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/healing-soul-road-wellness/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:06:13 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=45907 Video - Biochemist shares what he learned about wellness by participating in the Secoya tribe's healing yaje ceremony.

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Two-Minute Meditation for Any Moment of Your Day http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/two-minute-meditation-for-any-moment/ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/23/two-minute-meditation-for-any-moment/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.wakingtimes.com/?p=45760 Video - Try this 2-minute anywhere, anytime and even in the middle of anything.

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Video – This two-minute guided meditation by Osho can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and even in the middle of all things happening around you.

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