Cassandra Sturdy is Conscious Living Editor for Conscious Life News. She is the author of The Twelve Attunements, a fun and exciting novel about spiritual awakening, global conspiracy and mass media manipulation. If you're interested in Area 51, UFOs, how to open your third eye and raise your vibration, visit her website (below) and get yourself a copy for FREE.
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We have let ourselves to be led down the path of consumption, we have been manipulated into a society of ‘battery hen humans’ where governments, marketers, corporations and interest groups have been feeding us a steady diet of consumerism, laced with deceit, false hopes and non-sustainability. It all started after the Second World War when economies and much of the Western population were in a state of stability and there were abundant energy resources in the form of coal and oil. What better way to control the masses to promote growth and prosperity than to condition consumers, voters and citizens to consume, consume, consume, everything else is irrelevant.
In order to consciously evolve and master ourselves, our attitude in each moment is what we should focus on as our gauge of personal mastery. We are beings of perception, and the quality of our perception is determined by our attitude. This is the importance of attitude. An individual who has the openness, honesty, and subtlety to perceive the nuances of their attitude in each moment, and the concentration necessary to make corrections as necessary is truly an unlimited person. For it is our attitude which determines the reality we live in and the opportunities and experiences we are available to.
I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book, The Power of Now in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever I feel that my mind is drifting, making too much noise and keeping me from being fully present and engaged in the NOW, I immediately go back to reading his book. I have learned so many wonderful lessons from reading his inspiring books, watching his lectures, and today I would like to share 27 of these life changing lessons with you.
Well, now, this is interesting. In fact, it’s very interesting. Over at the Department of Defense’s website you can find a file that has been declassified via the Freedom of Information Act on the subject of Project Pandora (which, to a significant degree, was focused on Cold War secrets, and how microwaves can affect the mind and body). It’s a fascinating file that dates back decades. It’s a lengthy file, too; it runs to nearly 500 pages and is comprised of a number of notable documents. But, here’s the weird thing, if you scroll down to page 449, you’ll see that it contains a copy of the controversial “MJ12/Eisenhower Briefing Document” on the Roswell UFO affair of 1947!
The UN Security Council has condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and called for an international probe into the incident in a unanimously adopted resolution. All 15-member states voted to pass the Australia-proposed resolution, condemning “in the strongest terms” the crash of Malaysian plane on July 17 in Donetsk region of Ukraine, which resulted in 298 people dead.
Many women think that the key to beauty lies in the bottom of their makeup bag. There are a million and one reasons why women believe this: they’re judged on their appearance, pop culture and mass media support those judgements, and big business makes its money off shamelessly promoting the before and after effects of their miraculous products. The truth is, being beautiful doesn’t come from a lipstick tube, mascara wand, or blush brush. The following seven factors create a more lasting impression than any amount of makeup ever could.
Shaman Jon Rasmussen shares three uniquely shamanic approaches to cultivating ideal relationships on all aspects of your life. Be allowing of the diversity, don’t take anything personally, and make ongoing efforts to be grateful for the people in your life.
Everybody talks a lot. It’s one of the most frequent things we as human beings do. We need it to communicate. People do it for entertainment. Just because we all do it all the time doesn’t mean we have perfected the craft. Here are a bunch of common words everyone uses but most use incorrectly.
Following your bliss is not about seeking extremes of joy and happiness. It is about following your heart and doing what is right for you. It’s about noticing what gives you energy, and doing that thing. It’s about noticing where your energy gets sucked away, and not doing that thing. For me, following your bliss is finding your own special path in life and then having the courage to walk that path. And while we may find guides along the way to offer advice and some direction, it is ultimately a solo-journey as we each discover our own unique way.
Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less chaotic environments? If the above sound true to you, you may be highly sensitive. The personality trait — which was first researched by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., in the early 1990s — is relatively common, with as many as one in five people possessing it. Aron, who has written multiple studies and books on high sensitivity, including The Highly Sensitive Person, also developed a self-test (which you can take here) to help you determine if you are highly sensitive. While recent interest in introversion — driven largely by high-profile publications on the subject, including Susan Cain’s book “Quiet,” — has brought more awareness to personality traits that value less stimulation and higher sensitivity, Aron notes that highly sensitive people still tend to be considered the “minority.” But “minority” doesn’t mean bad — in fact, being highly sensitive carries a multitude of positive characteristics. Read on for some of the commonalities shared by highly sensitive people.
I feel cheated. I feel like a fourth grade girl at a birthday party where all the other girls are whispering in the corner, playing mean games and trading juicy secrets at my expense. I feel like I’ve grown out of the slumber parties and games of spin the bottle, yet everyone is still out there playing whisper down the lane and refusing to let me in. Whether they were trying to protect us or were just too wrapped up in their own misery to warn us of our own, our parents didn’t do the best job of exposing us to the harsh realities of adult life and I feel like I’ve been left out of some pretty important secrets.
No matter where you live, there are plenty of things to do without spending money. From amazing places with breathtaking views, to sports and activities that can keep you entertained, to the joy of learning, building, and exploring new things, here’s a list of 31 meaningful things you can do instead of spending money.
I sit quietly in the rain watching the heavy sky hang low over the ancient stones. People scuttle around taking photos, reading pamphlets, satisfied that they’ve solved the historical mystery of the Henge; but I want to hear a different story. One that moves past scientific theories and mathematical calculations to learn what force inspired our ancestors to design and create this monument. Their colossal effort is almost beyond our comprehension, so we satisfy our curiosity with bland facts and figures. But as I sit and contemplate the power of these stones and the people who erected them, I feel humbled by the task this community undertook to pay tribute to forces larger than themselves. It makes me think about what we venerate today and whether we have we forgotten the meaning of true power.
Here’s some mantras of Divine intercession on a whole slew of topics. These reliably elicit magic, expansion, and possibility when done with a sincere heart or even partially open mind. These go far beyond affirmations; they truly invoke the highest divine potential. They bypass the conditioning and repetitive constraints of the ego. I recommend doing whichever ones you need for at least twenty-one days to help the mind recalibrate. Even if you are skeptical, why not try any of them as an experiment?