Every single day the pain was getting worse, thinking it was ‘just a toothache’, I put it off until a more convenient time for me to deal with it. One day with the pain no longer bearable I went to have it looked at to find out that it was not a root canal as I had thought, it was a neurological condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. Google informed me that this was considered “one of the worst pains known to humankind” and has also been called “the suicide disease” for its progressive extreme pain and chronic features. Yay me.
Your break up has likely left you with a shattered heart, anger, frustration, helplessness and feelings of mourning: the most unimaginable pain and loss.
The Buddha famously said that the cause of suffering (dukkha) is clinging. In fact, it is the second of his Four Noble Truths. For most people this idea speaks to the things in our lives that we like and want to hold onto, and the things we do not like and we want to make go away. While there is truth in this view, it is nonetheless one step removed from the deeper truth that most fail to see. The attempt to identify everything that I like or don’t like and what I am holding onto or pushing away is difficult because there are so many. Yet that is how most of us begin our journey toward greater awareness. We attempt to pay attention to everything we are clinging to and try to be better at letting them go, and we pay attention to those things we dislike and try to be better at accepting them.
An estimated 3,000 people on Saturday flooded the rotunda and partially shut down the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, demanding an “end to police brutality and racial inequities affecting Black and brown Minnesotans,” according to astatement from the Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter.
The movement for social, economic and environmental justice has built a foundation on which to grow. People mobilizing can build their power and shape the future.
The placebo effect is concrete evidence that the body has its own innate self repair system. A study was conducted with 3500 participants who had all been diagnosed with an incurable disease like cancer, HIV, various heart diseases, etc. Through the placebo effect, everyone’s illness had all disappeared without treatment. Lissa Rankin goes on to talk about a specific case about a man named Mr. Wright, who had been given drugs that he truly believed would cure his cancer. Within days his tumors shrunk to half their size!
The chlorophyll content of a food is a major indicator of the health attributes of any given plant-based food. Chlorophyll-rich foods have a very deep green and are extraordinarily useful in building new blood cells and purifying the body from cancer and radiation. Chlorophyll also assists in wound healing, intestinal regularity, detoxification and deodorization of the body.
Forty-six-year-old Josie Conlin has her dog to thank for her life. Her Border Collie was a rescue dog that had been kept in cages for very long periods of time. Conlin states: “I had heard that dogs could smell cancer so I said to my husband, Brian, should I go and get this checked out Ted started sniffing it and at that point I knew I needed to do something about it.”
Can earthquakes and tsunamis put the Japanese food producer down? Apparently not. Sanriku Fukko National Park now hosts the world’s largest indoor farm. It was built inside an old, 25,000-square-foot semiconductor factory and uses 100 times less water than an outdoor farm. What’s more, they claim that their produce contains 8 to 10 times more beta-carotene and twice the vitamin C, calcium and magnesium as its outdoor-grown
Wassail, like the celebration of the winter solstice, is steeped in ancient tradition lending that otherworldly feeling of connectedness to past and future, all in one heady sip of spiced cider and brandy. So it’s this – a traditional wassail recipe – I offer to you as my yuletide gift and I pray you use it in the very best of health. Traditional Wassailing (and, incidentally, Toasting)
‘Tis the season for… colds and flus. If you are unfortunate enough to get sick this holiday season, it’s best to immediately take measures to limit your down time and “get well soon.” WebMd has a terrific article that lists “8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way” (click on link for details):
Earth and Space Weather News Dec 22, 2014: Spaceweather; Earthquake watch – 6.6M quakes in Indonesia and the Philippines; National Data Buoy Center Global weather;
As we approach the end of another year let’s remember that humanity is now subjected to yet another full year of spraying with metal particles. Not just humanity but all the poor creatures on earth are being sprayed; every plant and every tree, the bees and birds, the soil and all the little creatures that live in it, even the fish and inhabitants of the sea are suffering as aluminum, sulfur, barium and other toxic metals pile on everywhere altering the pH of the soil, contaminating the water and attacking the very essence of life on earth.
Earth and Space Weather News Dec 21, 2014: Spaceweather – CME from yesterday’s X-class solar flare will mostly miss Earth; multiple solar tornadoes over the eastern limb of the sun; Gamma-ray flashes from lightning are both more complex, common; Spinning up a storm on Mars; Global weather – huge storm approaching west coast of US (not quite an Ark storm)
Earth and Space Weather News Dec 20, 2014: Spaceweather – X2 solar flare; Earthquake watch; New Evidence for a Mars Water Reservoir; First Global Maps from Orbiting Carbon Observatory; Global weather
Earth and Space Weather News Dec 19, 2014: Spaceweather – 2CMEs coming; Cape Verde Volcano Destroys Villages; Japan Snowstorm Dumps Feet of Snow, Kills 11; US Drought Monitor; Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis; Global weather
Fantastic news came from the state of New York this week when the Cuomo administration announced its decision to ban fracking in the state.This exciting decision is a tribute to everyone who has worked so hard in New York to protect the state from the ravages experiences elsewhere from fracking.
“We don’t have the Harry Potter invisibility cloak yet. However, we’re closing in and we now realize that it’s well within the laws of physics.”
The THRIVE Movement has received over 500 breakthrough projects in the past three years, both technological and social innovations. This excerpt from the ThriveTogether event describes the potential for Open Source and 3D printing in getting new energy technologies out to the world.
A new study has strengthened the link between exposure to fine particulate matter in the air during pregnancy and the risk of a child developing autism. The link was particularly strong when the exposure occurred during the third trimester, and the risk increased when the amount of particulate matter increased. Raanan Raz of Harvard University is lead author on the paper, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
A further step towards creating babies using DNA from three people has been taken by the UK government with the announcement of new regulations to be put before parliament. The move was hailed as a “milestone” by the head of one charity representing those affected by mitochondrial diseases, which thecontroversial fertility technique aims to prevent.
The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The Rosetta Stone of the Body Studies are popping up all over – showing that the language of the body is sound. Invisible sound waves are the body’s secret communication system! Understanding the “Rosetta Stone of body language” will unlock untold breakthrough for health.
The week begins with a wonderful New Moon in Capricorn. It’s true that this can make us all more aware about our goals and objectives in the next month, but equally this is a sign which can be very protective of those it cares for and this can be a feature of this Christmas time.
As I muse on the upcoming cycle, I can’t help but feel the power of 2014 and the gift of the darkness. Winter Solstice (12/21) is considered in many traditions to be the beginning of winter, and for some climates, the cold weather is only just starting; however, solstice actually marks the day that the sun begins to return to our hemisphere. Which means that the days and weeks leading up to solstice, where we are right now, are actually the longest nights. Interestingly enough, we are in the waning phase of the moon, with the new moon in Capricorn also occurring on 12/21.
So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications. What is life after all? And is death really a thing?
Last week’s Quarter Moon which occurred in Virgo, runs over into this week and provides a backdrop of energy for six of the seven days of this week
If you’ve ever experienced that gut feeling that someone was about to call and in that moment they did, or that something terrible happened to a loved one, only to find out they were involved in an accident at the same time you thought of them, then you have (on a spiritual level) experienced Entanglement.
Manifesting the Mind, is a broad look at psychedelics in general. Why are psychedelics so brutally suppressed in our culture? What exactly are some of the psychedelic plants and chemicals and how can they benefit us? With philosophy and insight from Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Alex Grey, and many others, this film is not to be missed by anyone interested in psychedelics and shamanism. Interviews include – Robert Bussinger, Mike Crowley, Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy, Alex Grey, Clark Heinrich, Nick Herbert, John Major Jenkins, Dennis McKenna, Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Dr. Rick Strassman.
Are you looking for a great holiday film to watch? One of the best “Top 20″ lists can be found at amctv.com. And, the cool part is that you can ‘Vote Up’ or ‘Vote Down’ any of the movies in the list. Here are the Top 10…
A list of 35-very special books which have fit this description for thousands if not millions of people. These are primarily lesser-known books, although there are a few you might identify or think are very popular.
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK.
SNOOZE—which received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Beach Book Festival prize competition—is a spiritual adventure centered on a psychically gifted boy named Max Diver, who uses his lucid dreaming abilities to travel to a parallel reality to rescue his astronaut father.
Few would argue that the last three films in the Star Wars franchise were missing a little something.
Now for some of you, up until this moment it may have been that those easily forgettable films were missing from your mind altogether, while others may still be struggling to forget them like a bad nightmare.
Love On the Other Side – FREE Ebook by Soulmate Expert & Bestselling Author Arielle Ford Explores the Enduring Nature of Love Beyond Death
In her new FREE Ebook —LOVE ON THE OTHER SIDE —relationship expert and bestselling author Arielle Ford reveals true, compelling stories about what happens when one half of a soulmate couple dies and how the love connection continues in the afterlife. According to Arielle, “I am really thrilled to give this away for free, I just want people to have access to this information — my deepest desire for this book is that it will eliminate any fear about dying and that you will know when your time comes, your loved ones will be waiting for you with open arms and open hearts; and you will experience a burst of love greater than anything you have ever known.”
Previously-leaked documents showed that the CIA warned Obama that funding rebels doesn’t work … but Obama decided to fund the Syrian rebels anyway for cynical political gain.
President Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S. policy with Cuba on Wednesday, moving to normalize relations with the island nation and tear down the last remaining pillar of the Cold War. Under the new measures, the United States plans to reopen its embassy in Havana and significantly ease restrictions on travel and commerce within the next several weeks and months, Obama said. Speaking from the White House, he declared that a half-century of isolation of the communist country “has not worked.” “It’s time for a new approach,” he said.
Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China alliance against Western hegemony, and undermines long-term America’s financial and physical security by handing the national treasury over to war profiteers.
US senator puts forth two key policy proposals designed to steer economic and political control away from Wall Street and towards the working class
Former President George W. Bush knew about and authorized the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other controversial tactics, according to Karl Rove, Bush’s former top political adviser.
‘There is an almost criminal gang in our government’s security agencies which is not subject to democratic accountability of any kind.’
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Chris Powell, who is Secretary/Treasurer of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA).
In light of the corporate scandals over the past several years, it is refreshing to hear that the new paradigm of conscious capitalism has emerged. This is due in large part to the evolving spending power of Millennials, the generation of 95 million or-so Americans born between 1982 and 2004. Millennials are more health and socially conscious than other generations, meaning that we put a strong emphasis on healthy living and well-being, and our consumer trends reflect this.
Just like junk bonds, industrial commodities are a very reliable leading indicator. In other words, prices for industrial commodities usually start to move in a particular direction before the overall economy does. We witnessed this in the summer of 2008 when a crash in commodity prices preceded the financial crisis in the fall by a couple of months. And right now, we are witnessing what may be another major collapse in commodity prices.
When the price of oil falls dramatically – it is a sign that economic activity is really slowing down. Stefan Molyneux discusses the current state of the economy, the reliance on debt for immediate financial survival, the drop in the price of oil, the OPEC (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Venezuela) price battle against American oil producers, the economic proxy war, sword of Damocles commodity derivatives and how this will impact the average person.
‘Near Perfect’ Indicator That Precedes Almost Every Stock Market Correction Is Flashing A Warning Signal
Are we about to see U.S. stocks take a significant tumble? If you are looking for a “canary in the coal mine” for the U.S. stock market, just look at high yield bonds. In recent years, almost every single time junk bonds have declined substantially there has been a notable stock market correction as well. And right now high yield bonds are steadily moving lower. The biggest reason for this is falling oil prices.
Nobel Prize Winning Economists, Federal Reserve Chair and Other Top Experts: War Is BAD for the Economy
One of the more enduring myths in Western society is that wars are somehow good for the economy.
It is vital for policy-makers, economists and the public to have access to a definitive analysis to determine once and for all whether war is good or bad for the economy.