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So We Aren’t Allowed To Touch Anymore? We’re Living In A True Human Connection Crisis

Fri, 2018-04-20 07:08

How often do you hug or touch someone who is not a member of your family or a partner? When did you pat the back of a complete stranger or opt in for a hug upon meeting someone? Physical touch, in general is becoming increasingly unpopular due to a lot of fear and worry around someone not reciprocating and potentially even taking legal action.

While it’s true, you never know how someone might react, how is this lack of social touch affecting us as humans? Why are we being told that in all cases it’s inappropriate?

There are many people who aren’t the type to give hugs, and if you are, you know what I mean. You can feel their level of discomfort and shock at times when you reach in for a hug. Everywhere we turn there is fear that a hug or act of physical affection could end up in a lawsuit, people are more afraid than ever to reach out to someone in need and it comes at a cost.

Currently the UK is facing a loneliness epidemic – half a million older people go at least five days a week without seeing or touching a single soul and there is no doubt that this is having a very negative effect on their mental well-being.

Professional Cuddlers?

An industry of touch has been flourishing over the past several years. We are seeing professional cuddlers host workshops, parties, and one on one cuddle sessions for those who are feeling a lack of touch and comfort in their lives. A cuddle retail centre in Portland, Oregon – Cuddle Up To Me, offers a menu of 72 ways to cuddle and can actually pay to be cuddled by those who consider themselves professionals. The fact that a market for this even exists shows how disconnected we have all become from what is generally a natural part of humanity.

What Do Experts Say?

“Of course we are moving away from touch!” exclaims Francis McGlone, a professor in neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University and a leader in the field of affective touch. He expresses his concern by saying,“We have demonized touch to a level at which it sparks off hysterical responses, it sparks off legislative processes, and this lack of touch is not good for mental health.” He has heard of teachers asking children to stick on a plaster themselves, rather than touch them and risk a complaint. “We seem to have been creating a touch-averse world,” he says. “It’s time to recover the social power of touch.”

While many might agree with what he is saying, there is still the very real issue that not only are some people closed off or opposed to touch, some people do not respect other people’s boundaries and can take it too far, or come about it with an uncomfortable energy.

Do We Really NEED Physical Touch?

As professor McGlone stated above, a lack of physical touch is not good for mental health, and he’s conducted some research to back that up. Touch is much more than just a stimulation of one of the five senses. One of the nerve endings in our body, c tactile afferents has been studied by McGlone for years and according to The Guardian, to find this nerve ending,

“A needle is inserted into the skin to “fish”. “It’s like sitting on the banks of the river,” McGlone says. “One’s a pain fish. One’s an itch fish.” Hours can pass before anyone catches a gentle touch nerve, but this elusive fibre has helped to teach scientists why humans need touch.

By watching the nerve’s discharge behavior while the skin is stroked, scientists have learned that the optimum speed of a human caress is 3cm to 5cm a second.

This may sound like a diverting snippet of touch trivia, but its application is far-reaching. When a parent strokes a child, for instance, “they are writing out the script that was laid down by 30 million years of evolution,” McGlone says. “We are destined to cuddle and stroke each other at predetermined velocities.” The pleasantness encourages us to keep touching, nourishes babies and binds adults, and threads wellbeing into the fabric of our being. It could also teach us more about the touch-averse, including how and when autism and eating disorders develop, and even lead us to a cure for loneliness.”

Researchers from University College London demonstrated last year how slow and gentle strokes from a complete stranger actually reduced feelings of social exclusion.

“Bang on!” McGlone says. “This nerve fibre is responsible for so many aspects of our wellbeing across our lifespan. I call it the Higgs boson of the social brain. The missing particle that glues everything social together.” Ironically, having been brought up in the 50s, when parental affection was thought to encourage mawkish children, he is himself sensitive to touch, and feels a gentle stroke ‘like an electric shock.'”

By now many of us are becoming aware of just how Important It Is To Hug And Hold Your Babies.

How Can We Shift This Lack Of Connection?

As discussed above, this can be a little bit tricky as many people are afraid of touch. A gentle touch on the arm, hand on the shoulder or pat on the back is generally pretty harmless, but what about a hug? A good rule of thumb is to not just approach a new person with open arms, this might make them very uncomfortable, but you can ask if they would like to share a hug.

You can say, “I’m a hugger and I would love to share a hug with you if you’re open to it.” You can also start with hugging your friends when you greet them, even if someone doesn’t realize it, it’s very likely that they could actually use a hug. It’s time to bring back physical touch, love and affection!

Much Love

I Was Poisoned By Mercury: The Silent Heavy Metal Pandemic That Could Be Affecting You

Fri, 2018-04-20 06:59

I was six years old when my mouth first became a well of metallic poison.

I remember the screech of the drill as it carved into my lower molar. My hands clutched the arms of reclining blue chair while my mother sat beside me in distress. I started crying and my dentist told me to be quiet, that it would all be over before I knew it—not the friendliest way to deal with a traumatized child— and afterwards I remember my mother saying that we’d never go back to him again.

I was relieved that I’d escaped the “pain monster” as I had deemed him, but the irony was that, little to my mother or I’s knowing then, the real monster had just taken root in my mouth, one that would soon wage a gradual, life-long war against my sanity.

Eventually I would discover the culprit of my mystery conditions (my depression, anxiety, brain fog, irritability, ADD)—a poisonous metal alloy cleverly guised under the name, “amalgam,” hiding in the shadowed craters of my mouth. But I wouldn’t discover the culprit before four other teeth were filled, and not before suffering for over two more decades.

I was poisoned by mercury, and I learned I’m not alone. Mercury and heavy metal toxicity is a silent pandemic that has found its way down through generations and generations of unlucky victims.

The problem with heavy metal toxicity is that it wrecks havoc on your system slowly. Over the years you experience various unpleasant symptoms such as allergies, memory and concentration problems, fatigue, depression, anxiety, digestion problems, mood disorders, etc., and while all of these symptoms are inconvenient, in the beginning they are not typically bad enough to seek outside assistance. Instead these symptoms fester and repeat day after day until you eventually accept the way you feel as normal.

And even if you were to go to the doctor, it would be extremely rare for any doctor to know that your symptoms are related to the fillings in your mouth or the seafood you eat every day. Heavy metal poisoning just isn’t talked about in the way that it should be, especially by the medical community who still hold onto the notion that mercury fillings are “safe and effective.”

A life plagued by mystery symptoms

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when my mercury symptoms began. That’s one of the problems with mercury toxicity, its effects are so damaging and varying that any physical or emotional symptom you experience could be related to the mercury. Looking back on my life I wonder how many of my emotional and cognitive struggles were due to the metal poisons seeping into my system.

Throughout my teenage years I remember constantly feeling fearful and depressed. I also found it difficult to retain and understand what I read in books. As I moved into adulthood I found it more and more difficult to concentrate on my school work. Studying in college was a game of torture. I would read over something I was trying to memorize and feel like the information was just vanishing out of my mind. Anytime I would try to read my textbooks my eyes would jump all over the page in a scrambled mess making it difficult to fully understand what I was reading.

Mercury and other heavy metals accumulate all throughout the body.

These cognitive challenges got worse after college. I got a writing job at a media company, which was my dream job in many ways, but every time I sat down to write an article I would have to fight my brain to stop jumping from one internet tab to the next. My productivity suffered immensely, and eventually I accepted that I was just one of those millennials plagued with technology-induced ADD.

My brain fog got worse over the years, as did my ADD, eventually sabotaging my life-long dream to write a novel. During this period of my life I moved through bouts of depression on a weekly basis. I felt like I was slipping deeper and deeper into a dark vortex that I couldn’t escape from. I was constantly irritable with my partner, and began losing motivation for most things in my life. The way I described it to others was that it was as if I was living with a cloud over my head while I watched others around me laugh and experience joy. All I wanted was to be able to experience those states of joy as well, yet I had no idea why I couldn’t.

For decades I had no idea my brain was under siege by mercury.

The same year I began experiencing pain in my joints which I likened to early onset arthritis. I remember trying to get up from the couch and my hips and legs completely locking up for half-an-hour. I started experiencing constant injuries at the gym as if my bones had become brittle.

I wanted out of this mystery-symptom prison. I tried various modalities of healing, such as plant medicine retreats, sound healing, coaching, eating “healthy”, energy medicine, you name it. These only helped for a period of time before I would slip back into my depressive fog.

Medical Medium shines a light on my health issues

Soon my prayers for answers were granted when a friend of mine leant me a book called, “The Medical Medium.” In the book, the author (named Anthony Williams) tells his life story about how at a young age he started hearing a voice from a spirit who called itself the “Spirit of Compassion.” This spirit granted Anthony the ability to scan anyone near him and provide highly accurate information about their state of health. After helping thousands of people miraculously heal their mystery illnesses, Williams eventually compiled his knowledge in a book which called out the root cause of ‘chronic’ diseases such as Lupus, MS, Chronic Fatigue, ADD, and more.

Williams explained how there are four main factors contributing to most diseases today. He called them the “Unforgiving Four,” and they are: Viruses, DDT, radiation, and heavy metals.

All of this information struck a big chord in me. I quickly read through the book and stopped on the heavy metal section. Here Williams described how heavy metals accumulate throughout the body, mainly in the brain, causing a slew of neurological symptoms. As he listed them my body froze: ADHD, ADD, autism, depression, OCD, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s, focus, autoimmune diseases, allergies, food intolerance, gut dysbiosis, hormone imbalances, infertility, concentration and memory loss issues, and much more.

He then went on to reveal the main causes of heavy metal accumulation in the body. Seafood and vaccines were high up on the list. But the most devastating source? Mercury (Amalgam) fillings.

At this point I had a horrible feeling rising in my gut. I knew I was getting closer to the truth, so I typed ‘heavy metal toxicity’ into Google and discovered volumes of people’s real-life horror stories.

Mercury poisoning causes people to literally go ‘mad.’ For that reason many people call it “mercury madness.” Mercury and other heavy metals short-circuit our neurotransmitters and cause a wide range of neurological issues such as depression, ADHD/ADD, anxiety, mood disorders, and the list goes on.

Some coined what they experienced as “mercury madness,” and in most cases the stories of what people went through were far worse than what I experienced.

Some people were pushed to the brink of insanity due to their mercury poisoning. What began as gradual physical and psychological symptoms eventually escalated into a complete psychosis, to the point that many lost their jobs, marriages, and everything else important to them.

Some people reported spending hundreds of thousands of dollars hopping from specialist to specialist, trying to understand why they were so sick but only to feel as if they were losing their minds because no one had answers for them. But just when all hope was lost, somehow an angel on their shoulder would whisper the words “heavy metals,” leading them in the last-minute to discover the unsuspecting culprit to their sickness.

I thought back to all of my dental procedures as a child and the truth hit me like a fist in the gut. All these years I was being poisoned by the metal fillings in my mouth. All these years my quality of life was being disrupted, my happiness compromised, by mercury. This realization opened Pandora’s box as I began a deep dive into the history and damaging effects of mercury and other heavy metals.

Mercury passed down from generation to generation

As Anthony Williams the Medical Medium states, our exposure to mercury and other heavy metals began long before we were even born. Heavy metals are passed down the family line from our mothers and can be thousands of years old.

In the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, doctors would prescribe patients mercury elixirs which caused horrible side-effects. Many people went insane because of it. The worst part is that mercury and other heavy metals are passed down from mother to child and can stay in family lines for over a thousand years; many of us are still dealing with the impact of our ancestor’s mass poisoning today.

Anthony states that the older metals are the most dangerous because each succeeding generation becomes more intolerant to their oxidizing effects. This oxidation of the surrounding tissues causes inflammation, inflicting damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system. These metals also put an immense burden on our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.

One of the most insidious ways that heavy metals made their way into our bodies happened during the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. Doctors would give mercury elixirs to patients suffering from anything as mild as a stomach ache to something more severe such as a broken leg. The effects were devastating, with many patients losing their families, their jobs, and their sanity. Today we are still suffering from the impact of our ancestor’s mass poisoning.

Mercury exposure today

The two primary sources of mercury exposure today are dental amalgams (mercury-based fillings) and seafood consumption, followed by thimerosal-containing vaccines and mercury pollution from coal-burning power plants.

Dental amalgams are composed of 50 percent elemental mercury. This form of mercury evaporates from the surface of the amalgam and is inhaled, absorbed into the blood, and then converted to inorganic mercury, the most toxic form of mercury to cells. Inorganic mercury builds up far more in your organs of elimination — it’s 100 times as high in your kidneys and liver than in your brain. But when it does make its way into your brain, it’s far more damaging than any other form.

Below is a chart showcasing other sources of mercury and heavy metal exposure:

        * Amalgams (silver mercury fillings) * Vaccines, flu shots         * Contaminated fish (especially tuna, shark, swordfish) * Tattoo dyes         * Lipstick, cosmetics, personal care products * Paint, plastics and enamels         * Many Rx and OTC drugs including antacids * Baby formula and breast milk         * Foods sprayed with fertilizers, pesticides & glyphosate * Some protein powders         * Industrial exposure from coal-burning * The water supply         * Household cleaning products * HFCS and processed foods         * Foods cooked in aluminum cookware, aluminum foil * Some chocolates (high in lead)         * Metal stints inserted in a surgical procedure * Dust, exhaust and air pollution         * Non-organic foods, GMO foods * Hair dyes         * Grains, baked goods, candy, soda, beer, wine * Heavy alcohol consumption         * Copper IUD * Cigarettes, e-cigarettes         * Costume jewelry, batteries, ceramics * Electronics, lamps & light bulbs

Mercury binds to important trance minerals in our body

Mercury’s toxicity stems from its affinity for binding to other molecules in our body. Sulfur groups and their reduced forms known as ‘thiols’ are particularly under siege from mercury. Some important thiols in our body include cysteine and the super-antioxidant glutathione.

Mercury also binds to important trace minerals in our body such as zinc; this causes a depletion of nutrients crucial for proper cellular function. As the mercury leeches to available nutrients in the body, the body must then take important minerals from our own stores (such as our bones) to try to maintain homeostasis.

This is why most people suffering from mercury or heavy metal poisoning are severely malnourished.

The brain and digestive tract under siege

In his article, Revised Protocol for Detoxifying Your Body from Mercury Exposure , Dr. Mercola explains the damaging effects of what happens when mercury enters our system:

“Mercury vapour emitted from amalgams passes readily through our cell membranes, across our blood-brain barrier, and into our central nervous system where it causes immunological, neurological, and psychological distress.

Mercury destroys the cells in our gut, and since the gut is the frontline of our immune system, mercury toxicity almost always leads to digestive issues and autoimmune disorders.

At the same time, mercury is leaching into our saliva and being swallowed, making its way down our digestive tract where it causes inflammation and damages our immune system — because the frontline of our immune system is in our gut. 

Additionally, mercury shuts off the ability of our liver and kidneys to move mercury into our gut for elimination. So, if you have amalgams in your mouth, you are bathing your digestive tract and your brain in mercury every day, poisoning your brain while at the same time blocking its route out of the body.”

For this reason detoxing mercury and heavy metals is a long, sensitive and strategic process. Committing to a complete heavy metal detox will never be a quick fix solution. It is a lifestyle change in its entirety. It requires cleaning out our eliminative pathways, nourishing our body with raw, whole foods, and gently chelating the metals from your body over a long period of time. Later in this article I share my recommended protocol for the safe and effective removal of heavy metals from your system.

Detoxing mercury: How I learned the hard way

Heavy metal toxicity is not to be taken lightly. These elements are powerful antagonists which during their removal can cause more damage than good if the proper protocols aren’t followed.

I learned this the hard way.

Once I had read other people’s stories and knew that mercury fillings were the root cause of my suffering, I immediately found a holistic dentist to have them taken out. I had five fillings taken out within a month and half (which I would recommend doing slower), and soon after I jumped into a chelation protocol. It was a big mistake to rush the process, because immediately after I experienced a detox crisis that rocked my world.

Detoxing heavy metals can be dangerous is not done carefully. I learned this the hard way when I tried a chelating supplement after my amalgams were removed. I experienced a detox crisis that rocked my world. I was ridden with anxiety, depression, and insomnia for a few weeks after. In the end it was a humbling experience which taught me not to underestimate the heavy metal detox process. 

I tried taking a few supplements recommended by others called DMSA and alpha-lipoic acid, both of which are manmade supplements known for their powerful chelating abilities. These were recommended by those following the Andy Cutler protocol. Andy Cutler was a chemist who suffered from mercury poisoning and who went on to study mercury extensively and developed a chemical chelation protocol which he called “frequent-low-dose chelation.”  I had a terrible experience trying this method, and in the end it was a big lesson to stay far away from chemical supplements.

Severe brain fog, headaches, anxiety, insomnia—these were the symptoms that hit me over the head when I tried chelating mercury without a plan. I remember thinking how strange I felt during this period, like someone had taken over my body and mind. Soon after I fell into a terrible spiral in which I felt too depressed and unmotivated to try to help myself.

Interestingly, during this time I started craving heavier foods. For some reason my body wanted fat, and so I listened to that instinct and gorged. Afterwards the more severe detox symptoms lessened, and I realized that this was my body’s way of cushioning the dislodged metals in my system.

A few days later I was able to regain my bearings, but it was a humbling experience to say the least. After moving through my first acute mercury crisis I recognized that removing this ancient poison from my body was going to be a long process that required a deeper and more strategic commitment to my health.

The complete guide to detoxing mercury & other heavy metals Step 1: Cleanse to open your eliminative pathways

Luckily for me, right around the time I had my amalgams taken out I had already been detoxing my body for about a month and a half.

I had just began my journey with the Mucusless Diet Healing System, a way of living that involves periods of fasting while eating primarily raw fruits and vegetables, as well as having regular enemas. (You can read more about the Mucusless Diet Healing System in my articles HERE and HERE.)

Before mercury detox can begin it’s imperative that you prepare the body through deep cellular cleansing. This should be done for at least a few months before getting your amalgam fillings removed. A diet high in fruit and raw vegetables is essential to open up your eliminative pathways. You will also want to eliminate all animal products as they will only further clog your eliminative organs.

So in short I had already begun the work of opening my eliminative pathways, especially my kidneys, liver, and colon, but even with having nearly two months of dedicated detox under my belt my body still struggled to remove the mercury without experiencing unpleasant symptoms.

This brings me to my first point.

Before anyone is to have their amalgams taken out, it is crucial that they do the work to prepare the body for the process. Mercury is insidiously toxic to our organs and cells. If we are already running with a toxic and overburdened system, then our body will not be able to safely pass these metals through our various eliminative channels. Instead they get stuck in places like our brain, liver, kidneys, and gut, where they will damage these organs and potentially make you very sick (and also crazy).

So the first order of business is to clean out your body.

For me, there is no better system of detoxification and regeneration than the Mucusless Diet Healing System. This system returns us to eating in the way our body was designed to consume food.

Seafood is one of the highest contamination sources of mercury today. The reason being is that mercury released from industrial processes or mercury circulating through our water supply finds its way into the ocean food chain, starting with plankton and working its way up to larger fish like tuna and swordfish.

It cleans out your eliminative channels, all the way down to the cellular level, and restores you back to a level of vitality and vibrancy you  experienced as a child. This lifestyle will quickly prepare your body for the safe removal of mercury and other toxins. Additionally, during this initial cleansing process you will naturally begin chelating heavy metals in your system, the only difference being that your body is doing it at a much slower and controlled pace.

It’s imperative to stop eating contaminated seafood in this period of cleansing as well. Larger fish such as tuna and swordfish are notoriously known to contain high levels of mercury and other heavy metals. The amalgam fillings need to be dealt with strategically, but cutting out seafood is a step that you can take right away.

I recommend being on a deep cleansing protocol (involving minimal to no animal products, high amounts of raw fruits and vegetables, regular enemas, and periods of dry fasting) for at least two to three months before getting your amalgam fillings removed. This will ensure your organs are ready to handle the toxic load that is inevitably released during the process.

If you are interested in learning more about living Mucus-Free or would like support in making this lifestyle change, email me at info@jeffrobertswrites.com.

Step 2: Remove the source of your heavy metal toxicity

Once you’ve prepared the body by cleaning up your diet and removing obstruction in your organs, the next imperative step is to have your amalgam fillings removed.

Amalgam removal must be done by a trained dentist. It requires special equipment to ensure the patient is exposed to the least amount of mercury as possible. I worked with a holistic dentist to have all five of my fillings removed and I was thankful to be in good hands. Even the smallest vapour of mercury can have detrimental effects on our system.

This should be done by a dentist experienced in amalgam removal. The process requires things like special suction equipment, an oxygen mask, and a cotton/rubber damn setup, all of which ensure the least amount of mercury exposure as possible.

As a side note, it’s also important that your dentist does a full set of dental x-rays to ensure there is no amalgam hidden underneath crowns or other fillings. Trying to chelate mercury from your body while still having amalgam fillings is only a way to torture yourself.

The day before and after your amalgams are to be removed, increase your fat intake by eating foods like avocado, tahini, brazil nuts, etc., as this will help bind excess mercury being released during the procedure.

Cruciferous vegetables are important to consume during a mercury detox, the reason being is due to their sulfur content, which has a high binding affinity to mercury.

Cruciferous vegetables (kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, radishes, bok choy) are especially important to begin eating every day if you aren’t already. The reason being is that these vegetables contain high levels of sulfur, which, as I mentioned earlier, has a binding affinity to mercury. On top of that cruciferous vegetables will also keep food debris moving through your GI tract.

Furthermore, consuming a special toxin binder is an absolute must during the amalgam removal process (and a long while after for that matter). My favourite toxin binder is from the Master Fast System. It’s composed of activated charcoal, psyllium husk, bentonite clay, and some water or grape juice to mix. This plasma pudding sucks up toxins as it moves through your GI tract and will help to reduce any unpleasant symptoms (headaches, mood swings, brain fog) brought on by the dislodged metals.

I recommend taking the pudding a few times a day around the time of your amalgam removal and then once in the evenings from there on out.

Step 3: Chelation and the ongoing detox process

Once your amalgams have been safely removed, give your body a grace period to deal with any mercury that may have been dislodged during the procedure.

Even a skilled dentist can’t prevent mercury from entering your system during the amalgam removal. Remember that mercury is toxic in extremely minute amounts, even a micro-vapour can cause substantial damage to the surrounding tissues. I recommend waiting at least one month (ideally 2-3) while practicing the Mucus-Free diet before beginning the more direct chelation protocol. Avoid being too eager and jumping into chelation right away, I did this and experienced serious physical and psychological consequences.

Once your grace period is over and you’ve given the body time to naturally chelate any excess metals, then it’s time to dive into a more focused chelation protocol.

The heavy metal detox smoothie by the medical Medium is one the best allies in removing mercury and other toxic metals in your body. The reason has to do with the unique blend of ingredients which actively dislodge heavy metals in hard to reach places and then binds to these toxins and holds on until they’ve been eliminated.

One of my most powerful allies in detoxing heavy metals is from the Medical Medium himself—appropriately titled the heavy metal detox smoothie. It contains a unique blend of plant-based ingredients which safely and efficiently pull heavy metals from the brain, organs, and tissues, but most importantly this team of ingredients hold onto the heavy metals until they are safely eliminated. Here is a little more about each ingredient in this smoothie:

Cilantro – Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from generations past. Using cilantro on its own to chelate can cause unpleasant symptoms as it will normally drop the picked-up heavy metals before they are eliminated, causing many serious side-effects.

Hawaiian spirulina – Unlike its clumsy cousin chlorella, this edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals extracted by barley grass juice extract powder.

Barley grass juice extract – Prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system.

Wild blueberries – Draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. It is important to use wild blueberries, as they possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. This is especially important for your brain tissue—in fact, wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting or in some cases reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eat at least one cup daily. Note: while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries. Wild blueberries can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets.

Atlantic dulse – In addition to mercury, this edible seaweed binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body.

Together these ingredients are one of the safest and most powerful ways to detox heavy metals from the body. I try to have this smoothie every day (see the smoothie recipe below).

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 bananas
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup cilantro
1 cup orange juice or 2 navel oranges
1 tsp barley grass juice powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
Optional: water to blend

Additional detox tools

I also recommend lemon enemas once a day for the first month of chelation. Lemon enemas strip toxins from the colon wall and help maintain regular bowel movements during detox.

Our colon is one of the primary pathways through which heavy metals eliminate, so if we aren’t having regular bowel movements, the toxins sit in the gut and recirculate through our blood. It may sound intimidating to do enemas regularly but I can attest that once you find your groove you will love them. They are an important tool to use during any detox period.

Tinctures offer glandular and organ support during detox. They will take your detox to an entirely new level.

Next on your ally list are tinctures. Herbal tinctures offer support for our organs during detox. Once we open Pandora’s box, toxins begin flooding our system and our organs can take a beating if it’s all happening too quickly.

Herbs purify our blood and lymph, and they support our various endocrine glands as well as our nervous system. I personally recommend Dr. Morse’s tinctures, especially the tinctures for liver support, kidney support, adrenal support, lymphatic support, and the brain and nervous system. He also carries a heavy metal detox tincture that can be used to dive deeper into the chelation process.

Remember that mercury and other heavy metals are buried all throughout the body, not just in the mouth. Over decades of exposure these heavy metals leech into our brain tissue, our gut, our bones, organs, hair, etc. Once we remove the primary source of mercury and heavy metal exposure, our body begins pulling the metals hidden in our deep tissues.

Breaking your fast with a juice gets your lymph fluid moving and opens up your eliminative channels for the day.

Breaking your morning fasts with a green juice or citrus juice is also a great way to open your detox pathways for the day. I usually do a citrus juice that includes grapefruit, orange, and lemon, which is amazing for moving the lymph and cleansing the liver and kidneys. Citrus fruits are also high in vitamin C which increases glutathione production. Glutathione is the master antioxidant; it protects the body from oxidation by binding to heavy metals. My green juices will usually include celery, lemon, cilantro and pineapple, all of which are amazing chelation allies.

Another important component to chelation is sweating. Our skin is another major eliminative pathway for heavy metals, so ensuring that we are sweating regularly will help speed up the healing process. Hot yoga, saunas (infrared or traditional), running, and rebounding are great ways to get your sweat on.

I’ve been applying all of these principles and protocols for the last three months and I’m feeling better everyday. One of the biggest factors to accept about this process is that there is no quick fix; you have to walk through the fire one step at a time and allow the body to purge its toxicity at a safe pace.

So for this reason and so much more, detoxification has become a way of life for me, and so much more than the physical aspects has unfolded since taking this journey. You can read more about this in my article, 5 Ways Your Life Transforms When You Go Mucus-Free.

Detoxing is an opportunity to heal your body in its entirety

All of what I’ve written about might seem like a lot to take in at once. You might be thinking, “I just want to get rid of the heavy metals, isn’t there an easier way?”

To that I say yes, there are other ways to chelate heavy metals. There are intravenous chelation therapies which have worked for some but which have also caused horrible side-effects for others. Then there is Andy Cutler’s protocol (frequent-low-dose-chelation) which involves taking manmade chemicals every three hours (night-time included) for up to years on end. I was considering doing this protocol for a while as I saw it worked for the community of people who committed to it, but the thought of having to get out of bed throughout the night to take a pill sounded terrible and unnatural in my opinion.

Beyond that, what I feel all of these chelation protocols fail to address is the body as a whole.

Detoxification isn’t just going in with an ice pick and hacking away at one specific poison.

Detoxification involves a complete preparation of mind, body and spirit for the birth of a new you. It is a regeneration on a cellular level.

I speak for nearly every person on the planet when I say that we are a degenerate species. We’ve stepped so far away from nature that our cells have mutated, our organs have become obstructed, our nervous system weakened to the point that we no longer have the capacity to detox in the way we were designed to detox environmental poisons. For this reason we can’t expect to remove these heavy metals without addressing all aspects of our health at the same time. Cellular detoxification, the process which I’ve outlined in this article, is the only foundation for true healing in my opinion.

I always say, if you aren’t ready to make the changes necessary to heal your body, then you haven’t suffered enough. You haven’t suffered enough to let go of the things that are causing you pain and suffering, otherwise you would take the leap.

Many of us are attached to our disease label or story; it’s become a part of our identity to the point that we don’t want to let go of it. If this is where you are, honour your choice and know that you will be ready eventually. But if you are ready to let go of your suffering once and for all and experience new heights of living, then get ready for the joy and bliss you’ve been waiting for your whole life.

For those wanting assistance throughout this process, I offer one-on-one detox support to help make the process as smooth as possible. You can visit my website jeffrobertswrites.com or reach out to me personally at info@jeffrobertswrites.com.

20 Pictures That Speak 1000 Words About Our Current Society

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:41

Sometimes a picture can so perfectly get a point across, and every so often artists use this form of conveying a message to highlight some of the aspects of our society or our way of being to share a powerful message.

The following images speak 1000 words, but they also may invoke something deep within you. Sometimes a picture can put something into a completely different perspective and potentially make you see something that you didn’t already know. Pay attention to the following images and how they make you feel.

Do you agree with what they are portraying? Have you felt this way in your own life? What emotions get stirred up inside of you?

1. The Deceptive Leader’s True Colors Come Out Only After Election

2. Doing The Right Thing Only When Someone Is Watching 3. Knowledge Is More Powerful Than Money 4. Not Everyone Wants To Or Fits Into The Current System

5. It’s All Perspective 6. Ignorance Is Bliss 7. United We Stand, Divided We Fall 8. Some Sit On The Top While The Others Do All Of The Work 9. What Do You Do With The Time You Have Left? 10. Focus On Your Own Goals And Keep Digging

11. We Work So Hard For It To, What? Take It To The Grave?

12. People Will Try And Police Your Happiness

13. Feed Your Brain

14. Fighting For Peace?

15. Let Them Soar 16. Think More, Talk Less

 

17. Will Books Become Obsolete?  18. A Little Teamwork Goes A Long Way

19. Have We Forgotten What Gives Us Life?

20. What We Do Today Will Affect The Future Generations

Much Love

Why Western Medicine Will Never Cure Cancer

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:23

If you have ever walked, ran, ridden, played a sport or grown a moustache in support of large corporate-sponsored drives to cure cancer, you are to be sincerely commended for your time, your effort, and your concern for your fellow human beings. Just know that such efforts have not—and will never—contribute to finding a cure for cancer.

That Western cancer research is organized as a business whose fundamental motivation is profit is the subject of numerous excellent books and documentaries, among them Forest Gamble’s Thrive and Ty Bollinger’s The Truth About Cancer.

However in this article I would like to focus more on the notion that the very scientific model that Western medicine is founded on, and its singular focus on material processes, keeps it inescapably shut off from deeper causes of cancer—and thus renders it useless as an endeavour to actually find a cure.

Roundabout Definition

The National Cancer Institute defines cancer this way:

Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

As we can see, this definition only defines the symptoms of the disease—one or more cells dividing uncontrollably—and does not attempt to identify the root causes of such aberrant cell division nor an overall ‘character’ that would more properly justify grouping a collection of diseases under the broad moniker ‘cancer’.

Tumors Are Not Cancer

It has been widely observed that our bodies manage ‘cancerous’ cells on a daily basis. Cells that show early signs of abnormal growth trigger mechanisms to repair those cells, suspend their growth, or fully kill them off.

Unlimited cell growth that leads to a tumor (an abnormal mass of tissue) can only happen if an individual cell goes through a host of discrete genetic mutations to render it incapable of containing its own growth. And even if this occurs, a number of larger-scale mechanisms under the purview of the immune system would need to be rendered ineffective in order for a cancerous cell to grow into a tumor large enough to be detected.

Which begs the question: if a healthy organism supplies a vast array of devices to prevent the incidence of cancer, should we not be looking towards the conditions that cause an organism to become unhealthy in our attempt to ultimately arrive at the cause of cancer and its subsequent cure?

Random Genetics  

In earlier times, the Western Medical Establishment maintained that cancer is a disease founded on genetic inheritance and random genetic mutation. This put an individual’s environment, mental/emotional state and lifestyle choices completely out of the cancer treatment conversation. Of course this was by design. Cancer sufferers were forced to put the entire business of curing their cancer in the hands of the professional, their ‘trusted’ oncologist.

In recent years, Western medicine has had to slowly (and grudgingly) admit to the impact of environmental factors. They now give lip service to warning the public about potential ‘carcinogens’.

However they continue to promote cancer treatment as the domain of the professional, rather than the individuals themselves. A person can quit smoking, for example, or avoid foods that have been labeled carcinogens, but if a cancerous tumor is detected, then the individual is still pressured into succumbing to the oncologist’s recommendations for surgical excision and/or the delivery of toxins. The individual still has no ‘role’ in their own treatment.

Holistic Paradigm

With a more traditional holistic approach, a cancerous tumor is seen more for what it is—a symptom of dis-ease, of an organism’s imbalance. The dis-ease of the entire organism over a long period of time suppresses the immune system and gives rise to the kinds of genetic mutations that eventually lead to the development of immortal cells.

Unlike the Western approach, factors that are not material are considered as the ultimate cause of the imbalance, including mental and emotional states. Stress, fear, and other negative thoughts and emotions play a part in interfering with and weakening the body’s natural defenses. 

Cancer Treatment

With its focus on the material, Western cancer treatment is predicated solely on dealing with the cancerous tumor; hence if the oncologist removes all visible signs of cancerous tumors then the public should conclude that they have done the right thing and they have done all they can.

The weakened or mutilated state of the patient is of no consequence; this is simply the necessary casualty of a job well done. The cancer ‘survivor’—if they actually manage to survive the treatment—is no closer to finding out about or even understanding the underlying causes of their cancer in the first place.

A holistic approach is by nature much less invasive. At all costs the patient’s strength and wholeness are preserved. The practitioner puts together a plan in partnership with the patient to restore balance and proper functioning within the organism. The ultimate objective is to empower the organism itself to use its natural defenses to erode and eventually eliminate the tumors.

For the holistic practitioner, then, the very same kinds of tumors in different patients are often seen as having completely different causes, based on the particularities of the whole person. For Western doctors, identical tumors yield the same treatment recommendations, because they are only focused on the tumor itself.

Cancer Research 

Western cancer research is thus centered on improving ways in which tumors can be removed or put into remission. Even their research into the genetic mutations that give rise to tumors does not look for a cause beyond material processes.

The ‘Fight Against Cancer’, still the battle cry for motivating people to give their time, effort, and money to Western cancer research, is an old paradigm that presents cancer as an invader from the outside. The Western researcher is cast as the tireless hero who will eventually find the ‘silver bullet’ that will cure cancer. But this is complete fantasy.

A cancerous cell is the native product of an organism that is no longer functioning according to its original blueprint. The way a cancerous cell develops exhibits a complex intelligence about its host organism, as though it was actually the organism’s attempt to give attention to its own diseased state.

The ultimate cure—beyond the reach of Western medicine—rests in being able to restore whole organisms to a state of balance and harmony, in partnership with the person themselves stricken with the disease. For those of us wanting to actually help find a cure for cancer, we might consider supporting research that is actually seeking to identify its root causes.

Why Are So Many Schools In Brazil Going Vegan?

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:12

Recently, 4 Brazilian cities have pledged to serve only entirely plant-based meals in school cafeterias by the end of 2019. Many are calling this bold move, ‘historic’ and will certainly raise some eyebrows, provoke some questions, and likely inspire other countries to follow suit.

Officials from Serrinha, Barroca, Teofilandia and Birtinga have teamed up with the charity, Humane Society International, (HSI) to begin implementing this program throughout the schools in the aforementioned cities. The schools will begin by reducing consumption of meat, dairy and eggs by 25 percent per semester until they reach their 100% plant-based goal by 2019.

Small Acts, When Multiplied By Millions Of People Can Transform The World

According to the HSI, “This marks the first time in history that any school districts have committed exclusively to plant-based cafeterias. The change will impact over 23 million meals a year.”

That is certainly a large number and is sure to have an even larger impact when you consider that this knowledge of plant-based eating will surely go home with some of the students and spread to their parents and other family members

Leader of the creation of this program, Leticia Baird, Brazilian Public Prosecutor for the Environment in the state of Bahia said, “Providing our school districts with plant-based meals will help save environmental and public financial resources, allow for a future of healthy adults and build a fair world for the animals.”

Sandra Lopes, Food Policy Manager for HSI in Brazil, added: “We applaud the cities of Serrinha, Barroca, Teofilandia, and Biritinga for becoming the world’s first school districts to commit to going 100 percent plant-based.”

She continued, “It’s an honour to have worked with city authorities, nutritionists and school cooks on the adoption and implementation of this initiative, and we’re excited to continue working closely with them to ensure the success of this program.”

As Awareness Grows, Change Happens

The momentum towards this movement has started, and it is only increasing – it’s not going anywhere. In fact, Veganism In The U.S. Had Grown By 600% In The Past 3 Years. People are starting to see real value in regards to not only the health effects, but also the environmental and humane implications of eating a diet that largely consists of meat and animal products.

By now it has almost become common knowledge that fruits and veggies are what the body needs to thrive, but that is in no way saying that everyone should or needs to be vegan. We can all do our part however, to take responsibility for our actions and do what we can for the animals, the environment and for our health. We directly create the type of world we live in by our actions. The impact that we can have by simply choosing to eat less meat is truly astounding and is a simple thing that we can all do to protect our planet.

Much Love

BREAKING: US & UK Intel Admits They Bombed Syria With No Proof Of Sarin Chemical Attack

Wed, 2018-04-18 14:54

In a report on CNN today, US sources admit they proceeded with military action in Syria without having evidence  that Sarin was used in a chemical attack on the Syrian people. Furthermore, they still have no proof this was done by the Assad regime.

According to the CNN report “The lack of complete information played a role in deciding not to strike a larger set of targets including airfields, aircraft and helicopters, one defense official said. Others factors, like Russian positioning, also played a role in the decisions.”

The difficult part to accept is that prior to the US and coalition strike, it was fully possible to confirm whether the chemical attack in Syria indeed contained sarin.

What’s difficult to accept, it was admitted that the sources used to confirm details of the attack were multiple media sources. Accord to Friday’s White House statement, “this conclusion is based on descriptions of the attack in multiple media sources, the reported symptoms experienced by victims, videos and images showing two assessed barrel bombs from the attack, and reliable information indicating coordination between Syrian military officials before the attack. A significant body of information points to the regime using chlorine in its bombardment of Duma, while some additional information points to the regime also using the nerve agent sarin.”

On one hand, alternative news gets challenged for using the internet as sources for information, and yet here countries are using the internet to decide whether or not they should bomb countries without proper thought or intelligence. Something to reflect on here.

Following the strikes on Syria during Friday night, both the French and British governments released the apparent evidence they used to justify their actions on Syria. Their reports admitted to not having any actual intelligence and the “evidence” was based on “open source” information widely available on the internet.

The White Helmets

It’s likely that the ‘media’ used to confirm these details came from reports out of The White Helmets organization. A US funded ‘aid outfit’ that has been caught on several occasions staging events in order to create propaganda material that supports Western war and enemy narratives. We covered and warned about this in 2017.

Recently, Robert F Kennedy also shared his thoughts on why the west is so concerned with destabilizing Syria.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters was also outspoken this week during a live concert. He spoke about about the White Helmets and the propaganda being told through the western media about what is happening in Syria.

The bottom line is, does it not seem odd that if Bashar Al Assad wanted US troops out of Syria so badly he would give them reason to leave? i.e. not attack his own people?

If you examine the timeline, the US troops were just about to leave Syria after a statement from Trump, only a few days later, a chemical attack occurs in Syria and the US troops of course are now staying. This is entirely backwards to what Assad would want. This is primarily why many are calling these attacks false flags.

Further, Syria and Russia have been monumental in removing the US funded ISIS from the region. This could be another reason why the US wanted to hold its position.

Tough Truths

Humanity is facing (and will continue to have to) some revelations that are TOUGH to accept. Things we might call ‘evil’ or ‘sick’ are being done by world leaders and so forth. And this continues to come out.

While it might be tempting to just call this negative news and to avoid it, the question is, can we truly assume the Deep State will relinquish its power if we don’t face the reality of what they have done?

We sometimes don’t realize there is a soul agreement in place, at a deeper level, where they are bound to plying the role of ‘the oppressors’ in our experience. Us avoiding looking at and moving through the feelings that come as a result of the game they are playing is only going to prolong the journey. They are souls too, and they also want to evolve beyond playing this role.

In my view it takes a specific form of media to help bring this TOUGH info out, that many are afraid to even talk about, and yet do so in a way that keeps us grounded and in the heart. This is conscious media, and is why CE operates the way it does.

You want to shit on the elite all day long, call them evil bastards all day long? You can. I can understand how we might feel this way…. but this won’t help end the cycle. It will only create more hate, anger and division.

The journey to TRUE PLANETARY freedom begins with the heart, and remaining with anger does not exhibit the mastery required to make the change we all know is possible.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Explains The Real Reason The West Is Trying To Destabilize Syria

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:55

“The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
 Mark Twain

The recent chemical gas attack in Syria has once again lit a fire under the global population, a split is being created. Every single year, the divide as to what’s really happening in Syria gets stronger and stronger. Although division and the constant opposing narrative’s between the mass population only creates more conflict, drama, and confusion, in this case it’s much different, because before it was simply believe what we hear, now, we are learning to question it.

What we have here is a classic case of media giants spewing opposing views. On one hand, we have the western military alliance claiming that a chemical attack occurred in Syria and was done so by the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, despite the fact that absolutely no evidence of this being so was presented. This narrative is dished out from intelligence agencies via western mainstream media. Investigations are currently taking place as to what really happened there, as the OPCW chemical weapons inspectors recently arrived inside of Douma to do an inspection, as it would be nice to actually have some real evidence that a chemical weapons attack occurred.

On the other side of the coin, there are a number of journalists, academicians and politicians who’ve voiced their concern that this could be a “false flag” attack. In fact, after the last supposed chemical weapons attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin came out and said that it was a “false” flag and that “more are being prepared in Syria.” Not long ago, a Russian general went on Russian national T.V. letting the citizens know that they had intel of another staged gas attack to occur in Syria. Despite the fact that a large portion of westerners resonate with this viewpoint, it is still greeted with a harsh response in many cases, often deemed as “Russian propaganda.” Obviously, Assad has denied any chemical weapons attack on his own people.

As a side note, when we say staged, we mean just that, with crisis actors being involved. On the other hand, there are also staged real events, where people do lose their lives and are actually victims of weapons attack, that could be the case here in Syria as well.

The Deep State has a long history of labelling foreigners as dictators, sponsoring terrorist activities in those countries and influencing a regime change to suit their own best interests. These are facts that are hard to argue against, and many political and military figures from around the world, including the United States, on-top of uncountable academicians, have all expressed their concern that this is exactly what we’re seeing in Syria right now.

Can you imagine? A power so strong that they have their hands in the creation of terrorist activity, in order to justify the invasion of another country for ulterior motives, while looking like the humanitarian and ‘saviour?’

I don’t want to get into it here, as I recently published an article that goes into a little more detail about the recent chemical attack in Syria, linked below:

MIT Professor Emeritus Claims Latest Chemical Attack In Syria Was Not Assad’s Doing

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Perspective

I want to focus on long time activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and zero in on his post about the chemical weapons attack that was blamed on Assad, prior to the most recent one.

Kennedy writes,

“America’s unsavoury record of violent interventions in Syria – Obscure to the American people yet well known to Syrians – sowed fertile ground for the violent Islamic Jihadism that now complicates any effective response by our government to address the challenges of ISIS. So long as the American public and policymakers are unaware of this past, further interventions are likely to only compound the crisis. Moreover, our enemies delight in our ignorance.” 

Also, I believe it’s important to mention that when the term ‘Islamic State’ or ‘Islamic Jihadism’ is used, it in no way represents any muslim person whatsoever.

“The global war on terrorism is a US undertaking, which is fake, it’s based on fake premises. It tells us that somehow America and the Western world are going after a fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic state is fully supported and financed by the Western military alliance and America’s allies in the Persian Gulf. … They say Muslims are terrorists, but it just so happens that terrorists are Made in America. They’re not the product of Muslim society.” – Dr. Michel Chossudovsky

This quote highlights one of many examples of how religion is being used by the global elite to basically create chaos, making their intervention a little easier.

Kennedy believes this is another pipeline war, citing the fact that the world’s addiction to oil, when oil is completely unnecessary at this point, is creating social chaos, war, terror, the refugee crisis overseas, and the loss of democracy and civil rights both abroad and at home.

He is no doubt correct, and obviously has knowledge of this type of thing given who he is and what he and his family have experienced inside the realm of geopolitics.

Kennedy states, “we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology and focus on the more complex rationales of history and oil, which mostly point the finger of blame for terrorism back at the champions of militarism, imperialism and petroleum here on our own shores.”

The truth is, plans to create dramatic political change in multiple countries have been in the works for quite some time.

Titled “Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change,” this document was written in July of 1986 by the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center, part of the CIA’s Mission Center for Global Issues.

It states its mission to analyze “a number of possible scenarios that could lead to the ouster of President Assad or other dramatic change in Syria.” Though the document is 25 years old, it shows that the U.S. plans to influence and infiltrate Syria to create change that would suit their own interests and dates back well over 30 years.

The document also comes with similar testimony from insiders. One example would be former Four Star General Wesley Clark, who was the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe of NATO from 1997-2000. Clark said, in an interview with Democracy Now, that the U.S. had plans to invade countries in the Middle East, including Syria, for no justified reason at all.  He offered the sentiments of some within the American military, that they have a “good military” and that they can “take down governments.”  He spoke of a memo that described how the U.S. had “plans to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran” (source).

In Kennedy’s article, he explains how long before the 2003 occupation of Iraq by the United States (which was justified by 9/11), the US government triggered the Sunni uprising which has now become the ‘Islamic State.’ “The CIA had nurtured violent Jihadism as a Cold War weapon and freighted U.S./Syrian relationships with toxic baggage,” explains Kennedy.

The CIA began its active meddling in Syria in 1949—barely a year after the agency’s creation. Syrian patriots had declared war on the Nazis, expelled their Vichy French colonial rulers and crafted a fragile secularist democracy based on the American model. But in March of 1949, Syria’s democratically elected president, Shukri-al-Kuwaiti, hesitated to approve the Trans Arabian Pipeline, an American project intended to connect the oil fields of Saudi Arabia to the ports of Lebanon via Syria. In his book, Legacy of Ashes, CIA historian Tim Weiner recounts that in retaliation, the CIA engineered a coup, replacing al-Kuwaiti with the CIA’s handpicked dictator, a convicted swindler named Husni al-Za’im. Al-Za’im barely had time to dissolve parliament and approve the American pipeline before his countrymen deposed him, 14 weeks into his regime.”

Syria is one of multiple countries currently standing that has not been completely destroyed and transformed by the United States.

In order for these interventions to occur, the United States and their allies desperately need to justify reasons for intervention to their populace.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”
– Edward Bernays (“the father of public relations”), Propaganda, 1928 (note that Bernays’ book, Propaganda, begins with the above quote).

The point is, the idea that these gas attacks are false flag events, and the idea that the US has their hand in such attacks to help oust Assad, while at the same time branding him a dictator and a war criminal, is nothing new. It’s not ‘Russian propaganda’ and it’s something that’s been happening for a long time.

The Bigger Picture

We’re obviously going to get nowhere on any subject if human consciousness is continually divided as to what’s really happening. Thankfully, human consciousness is changing, and the conflict that’s been taking place in Syria right now is a great example. If these attacks happened not but 5 years ago, maybe 10, the idea that this was a “false flag” wasn’t even a narrative within the mainstream. At least now we have a large portion of the population addressing questions and concerns that weren’t really addressed in the past. This is a great example of how humanity is waking up, and if we want to stop these problems, we must first identify them, and that’s what’s happening. This means that people are actually doing some critical thinking, and doing some independent research instead of constantly being influenced by the perspective of mainstream media.

This is an encouraging sign.

Almost 50 Years Later, We Are Starting To ‘Imagine’ What John Lennon Tried To Tell Us

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:54

When John Lennon released the song Imagine in 1971, the public was not fully ready to embrace it. Sure, the embers of the Hippie Movement and its emphasis on peace and love were still aflame, but this song offered a lofty vision that was beyond the reach even of staunch supporters. The simple, graceful melody belied its far-reaching profundity.

Today, that vision, and the future world that he imagined, is just starting to become accessible to us in its fullness.

Lennon had said that he got the initial idea from Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit, which encourages us to “Imagine the sky crying,” or “Imagine you’re a cloud.” Still, Imagine evinces his signature militant challenge to widely-accepted conventions of our collective perception.

His Words

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Lennon starts with perhaps the most controversial statement in the whole song: that the very concept of heaven, so intrinsic to the Christian teachings adhered to by many of his followers at the time, was a fabrication that was actually preventing us from living in the moment—the true experience of Christ Consciousness and the creation of ‘Heaven-on-Earth.’ Lennon asks us to reject a life motivated by the fear of future retribution, and the false promise of future salvation.

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

In one swipe, Lennon attempts to wipe away all the artificial structures that give rise to opposition: country vs. country, religion vs. religion, race vs. race, etc. To suggest that countries in our world could suddenly cease to exist is a stretch for most—but just imagining it helps us all to give up the need to identify with those labels that polarize us and prevent us from seeing ourselves as one.

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

Here Lennon challenges the Capitalistic notion of private property, but more deeply the perception advocated by the Western world that life is founded on the survival of the fittest, that we actually need to live in competition with one another in order to thrive. He invokes one of the hallmarks of the hippie movement—a willingness to share the Earth’s available resources with all of humanity.

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Finally, Lennon concedes that his listeners might think him unrealistic, a dreamer. But he is undeterred. He seems to have realized, to a large degree at least, that what is thought, intended—imagined—has the potential to manifest into reality. And indeed, the more people that join together and focus on the same vision, the more immediately that vision manifests in the world.

Imagining a New World

The awakened community has become well-versed in our ability to manifest through intention, both in our personal lives and as a collective. Films like What the Bleep Do We Know? has shown us that Quantum physics is on board to support this principle of natural law, and more and more of us are gaining confidence in manifesting by focusing our imaginations on what we want.

We are at a watershed moment in the evolution of our consciousness, where we are coming to know not only that the world John Lennon described is possible, but that we have the collective power to imagine it into existence.

Young Girls Were Given Contraceptive Implants Without Their Parents Consent

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:13

In recent news, girls as young as 12 years old have been allowed to receive a contraceptive implant without consent from their parents. Many are outraged, but as with almost everything there is more than one way to look at this.

On one hand, we do not own our children, this is a difficult thing for many to begin to explore, but they are their own beings and are responsible for their own bodies. On the other hand, children of this age are still in the growth and development stages and might not actually be able to make fully informed and educated decision about something like this and the potential consequences of their actions, so at least having to take the time to discuss this with a parent is probably a good idea.

But since kids don’t actually develop in batches, does it serve us to determine a child’s level of independence strictly on age? How much of our ‘babying and intervening’ of our kids hinder their own development?

A Recent Debate On ‘This Morning’

One outraged mother, Rachel Halliwell, parent to 11-year-old daughter appeared on the ITV show along with Rebecca Jane, a mother of two and ex reality star. Rachel expressed her outrage and concern over parents being entirely left out of this decision making process and made an excellent point by stating,

“If my 11-year-old daughter wanted to get her hair coloured or her ears pierced that wouldn’t happen without my consent. Yet she equally could have gone along to a family planning clinic and had a device fitted and I would have known nothing about it.”

What Is The Real Issue Here?

If girls of this age are in fact sexually active, then is it not a good thing to use some form of contraceptive? Absolutely, but why are children this young engaging in this sort of activity and doing so behind their parent’s backs?

There are many ways to justify the procedure, one commenter said,

“Also, the implant isn’t just for sex, it helps regulate periods and other things.”

Another stated that, ‘The implant isn’t just to stop you from getting pregnant though – maybe the under 16 year old just has other reasons to need it like hormone control or to reduce heavy painful periods for example.”

Rachel believed that parents should be included in this conversation to which Phillip added,

“Your child goes to school and if they want to go on a school trip they have to get parental consent, but not parental consent to be given a contraceptive so at 12, 13 or 14 you can begin your active sex life?”

It is a little peculiar, that this was somehow even allowed to happen in the first place and that there were no laws in place to stop this sort of thing from happening. The debate on this topic is certainly warranted, where do you stand on this issue?

What Exactly Does The Implant Do?

Figures from NHS digital show that 10,593 girls under the age of 15 were fitted with these devices between 2015 and 2017. This included a minimum of 39 girls aged 12 or under the skin of the arm. They last for three years and work by releasing a steady dose of the hormone progesterone, which prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg every month. The hormone also thickens the lining of the cervix which prevents sperm from entering.

These implants are about the size of a matchstick and are inserted under the skin of the arm.

How To Handle This Differently

Wouldn’t it be great if as parents we could encourage our children to be able to talk to us about these types of things and whatever desire they might have to utilize this method of contraceptive and then together as parent and child a decision can be made together? There are obviously many forms of contraception, but many also argue that the implants and birth control can help with painful cramps and a heavy flow in which case this implant may be effective. Then again modifications to diet and pushing for a healthy liver can also have a big impact on severity of symptoms.

But to just give children this device and essentially free range to start having sex is not very responsible because there are many other risks associated with becoming sexually active than just getting pregnant. Sexually transmitted infections for one and beginning a hormonal treatment of any kind at any age can potentially have some dangerous side effects that we should all be educated on.

What Does An Expert Have To Say?

Dr. Sara Kayat, who appeared on the show said that she herself would not carry out the procedure on any underage children unless there had been considerable conversation between parent, child and doctor about the overall need, use or want for the implant.

“When it comes to under 16-years-olds there is a grey area when it is 14 or 15-year-olds… There is often that maturity in some that isn’t there in others.”

“If it is 13 and under there does require a lot more conversation, I wouldn’t give the implant to a 12 or 13-year-old without having those conversations and certainly it becomes a safeguarding issue.”

“You have to get paediatricians involved to have that chat because it is not legal to be having sex at that age. So those ten minute [consultations] will get thrown out of the window but it is absolutely important.”

What are your thoughts on this matter? Share with us in the comments section of this article.

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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Stops Live Concert To Explain ‘False Flag Chemical Attack In Syria’

Tue, 2018-04-17 20:54

“Not until we have done all the research necessary…” This is the reality of our current time, and the reason why so many in our world are so confused. We are taking the word of leaders, late night comedy show hosts and mainstream media as truth, when in reality they provide loose facts mixed with deep agendas.

When it comes to geopolitical matters, how can we expect to be given any sort of truth when what we hear comes directly from intelligence agencies.

Roger Waters, the frontman for Pink Floyd, stopped his concert this week in Barcelona to address the crowd about the propaganda being spread about what’s happening in Syria. He pointed out that The White Helmets are an organization that exists for the purpose of propaganda. Collective Evolution reported on the corrupt nature of the White Helmets in 2017 and we’re now seeing it here again. The White Helmets have been caught staging events to create propaganda for media.

We also recently published an article about the recent allegations towards the Syrian government by the US, you can read that here.

The White Helmets were first exposed when a video surfaced showing the US backed “aid workers” disposing dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. They were celebrating their kill and holding the heads of the dead.

As it stands, the White Helmets organization is heavily funded by the U.S. and the UK, as well as many other international entities. Keep in mind, these same countries also fund ISIS.

During Waters’ concert, a man named Pascal was set to come on stage and provide information to the crowd about what was going on in Syria. Waters instead chose to address the crowd himself to save the audience from the propaganda that would have come from Pascal about the White Helmets.

On stage Waters said “The White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists, that’s my belief. We have opposing beliefs. If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings.”

“What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people. And certainly not until we have done all the research that is necessary so that we would have a clear idea of what is really going on. Because we live in the world where propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on,” he added.

We are not to believe these things simply because people are saying it, but rather because of all the evidence which exists to back it. This is why people with a voice are speaking out.

Here in lies the issue when it comes to what’s happening in Syria. Still with absolutely no evidence, Assad attacked his people with chemicals, we are hearing in the media that he did, and now we are seeing more violence, and lives lost.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has been speaking up about what’s going on in the world for quite some time, drawing attention to thinking outside the box, questioning who’s really in control and calling for peace. His words have not been received well by those who control the industry he is in.

When speaking up about these truths in the industry, “The only response to BDS is that it is anti-Semitic, I know this because I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years. My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel]. There’s me and Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Manic Street Preachers, one or two others, but there’s nobody in the United States where I live. I’ve talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less….”  Waters said.

“If they say something in public they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed. I’m hoping to encourage some of them to stop being frightened and to stand up and be counted because we need them. We need them desperately in this conversation in the same way we needed musicians to join protesters over Vietnam,” Waters added.

Check out the video below of his speech at his recent concert.

We shall see how this all continues to unfold. But the challenge for us all is to stay grounded, stay in our hearts and not get swept up in hate and anger. It’s going to be a bit of a messy transition pulling the deep state regime out of power, but it has to be done.

Artificial Intelligence Causes Its First Death – Can We Really Trust A Robot To Do Our Driving For Us?

Tue, 2018-04-17 14:41

On March 18th, 2018, the history of the automated vehicle industry was forever altered, as an automated vehicle caused its first reported fatality in Tempe, Arizona. A 49 year old woman named Elaine Herzberg, was struck and killed, by the vehicle while it was in autonomous mode.

A video released by Tempe Police is bringing up new questions as to why the systems failed to prevent the accident. The Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber collided with Herzberg who was jaywalking with a bicycle across three lanes of traffic.

It is currently unclear what has gone wrong as there was a driver present in the vehicle and still, it did not prevent a collision. “I think the sensors on the vehicle should have seen the pedestrian well in advance,” says Steven Shladover, a UC Berkeley research engineer who has been studying automated systems for nearly a decade. “If she had been moving erratically, it would have been difficult for the systems to predict where this person was going,” Shaldover continues, “this is one that should have been straightforward.” (source)

Local police are considering how to proceed with the investigation and whether criminal charges will be laid. Arizona is seen as an industry leader and testing ground for autonomous cars. The state government updated laws and regulations from 2015 to include fully autonomous vehicles with an executive order issued by the governor early March 2018. Governor Doug Ducey said “this executive order embraces new technologies by creating an environment that supports autonomous vehicle innovation and maintains a focus on public safety.”

According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards, the Volvo was a level 4 or 5 which means that there is a high to full automation of the car monitoring the driving environment with little to no human response required for the operation of the vehicle. It appears with this incident that the regulatory framework is ahead of the technology and is potentially putting the public at risk, turning people into the guinea pigs for these companies to test their luxurious and expensive new technologies.

Uber issued a statement: “The video is disturbing and heartbreaking to watch, and our thoughts continue to be with Elaine’s loved ones.”

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted “Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened.” As a response to the incident, Uber has voluntarily grounded its entire autonomous fleet, suspending operations in San Fransisco, Tempe, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. But is this enough of a response to a critical question: Are self-driving cars currently safe enough to be tested on live streets?

It is too soon to say. In 2016, there were 1.18 fatalities for every 100 million miles that had American human drivers behind the wheel. With a grand total of 3.2 trillion miles driven that year, human driving accounts for the vast majority of vehicles on the road.

In contrast, Uber has driven 2 million miles with autonomous vehicles and Waymo, the industry leader, has reported it has reached 4 million miles with autonomous vehicles. Therefore, the difference in miles driven is statistically too small to compare autonomous driving with human driving. However, at 2 million miles, Uber already has a fatality. This suggests that the safety features of autonomous cars are not as safe as corporations wish they are. The question arises, is it safe to rollout self driving cars in multiple cities? Or should regulations be tighter to ensure public safety?

Challenges still exist in the software side of autonomous driving. A Mckinsey report published in May 2017 says there are three types of challenges:

1) Object analysis, or how the software interprets the multitude of data of objects the car encounters on a journey. For example, is the object stationary or moving? Is it moving towards, away, perpendicular or alongside the vehicle?

2) Decision making systems that can mimic human driving behaviour

3) A fail-safe mechanism that allows the car software to fail without putting its passengers and people around it in danger.

Needless to say, the auto industry is gearing up towards the eventual and perhaps inevitable industry wide emergence of autonomous vehicles in the coming decade. However, lawmakers need to make public safety a priority and ensure proper regulation and extensive valid testing is completed before allowing autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Facebook User Shoots Live Footage Of Multiple UFOs In Front Of Her Condo In Baja, Mexico

Tue, 2018-04-17 10:56

Recent release of multiple Department of Defence videos of UFOs from several countries has sparked more interest in the UFO phenomenon, the latest example came from the United States, with a quick release of three UFOs shot by military pilots.

In all cases, the observed phenomenon displayed characteristics that are not consistent with any type of known technology that any country has within their inventory. All officials involved with the release confirmed their belief that these types of encounters could be extraterrestrial. Most of them (the people involved with the release of the Pentagon UFO videos are with the To The Stars Academywith some very interesting backgrounds if you check them out. 

For anyone who has done research into the phenomenon, they would most likely refer to all of the radar tracking data that’s available in thousands of de-classified documents that speak of these types of military encounters, consistently, for decades.

Something is going on here, as far as what, it’s not quite known. Unfortunately, a lot of people have lost trust in their governments, and it’s always important to question any type of information that they’re putting out. There always seems to be some sort of false information, or a spin on real information to support a political end.

This is the reality of modern day mainstream media.

Some have even speculated that the globals elites intention with regards to UFO disclosure is to weaponize space.

Are these UFOs piloted by extraterrestrials? That’s another discussion within itself, one that I elaborate on in the article linked below:

It’s Official – We Now Know That UFOs or UAP Are Real – So Are They Extraterrestrial or Not?

What’s probably the most intriguing about the phenomenon, apart from actual data, documentation and in some cases, physical evidence, is that hundreds of very high ranking people from within intelligence agencies, like the military and corporations like Lockheed Martin and Bigelow aerospace, have “blown the whistle,” so to speak, on the phenomenon. Many of those people have also experiences that they know or believe that an extraterrestrial or extra dimensional presence is ‘behind the wheel.’

If you’d like to learn more about the ET phenomenon, we’ve published many articles on the topic that go deep into various aspects of this issue that are archived in the exopolitics section of our website.

As per the footage below, remember, videos don’t need to be released via the government for them to have 100 percent credibility. Although it’s nice now to at least have some of those videos, many ordinary people from around the world, like myself, have had UFO experiences, and many have captured that footage on camera.

It’s ok to speculate ponder, and decide for yourself what is real and what’s not, but one thing is for sure, nobody can really deny the existence of UFOs anymore, and our world’s most notable speakers have made it clear that something real is happening here, and it deserves serious attention.

Below is one of those examples, as a woman by the name of Sarah is recording what seems to be a row of mysterious lights in the distance from her condo. It looks extremely similar to the famous phoenix lights incident.

That began with Luke Air Force Base, the media, the National UFO Reporting Center, the Governor’s office, and the police, receiving a number of reports from people in Nevada of a very large craft hovering in the sky. Some people were reporting it as a boomerang formation of lights.

The object (or objects) began moving south towards Arizona where even more people would see it. Again, people were not reporting just lights hovering in the sky, they were reporting an actual solid object, a craft of some sort, spanning the size of one or two football fields. The witness reports detail lights, sometimes multiple lights, in a pattern that ranged from a few all the way up to a dozen, all in some sort of organized formation.

Witnesses reported them as white and in some cases they were orange, red, or yellow. Reports indicate that at some point, the lights moved at very rapid speeds, while at others, they moved slowly and were also reported to hover. Some people described it as a huge, wedge-shaped craft with five lights on it. Some people claim that it passed directly over their heads and even hovered there for extended periods of time. People reported seeing, again, a large solid object, even going into detail about certain features they could spot on the craft.

It was an event witnessed by thousands, with no shortage of home footage and pictures. Kurt Russell, a well known American actor is also a pilot, and on that day he was flying into the city and witnessed this phenomenon first hand. You can read more about that here.

You can read more in-depth about the Phoenix incident in the article linked below:

Former Governor of Arizona Tells The Truth About “The Phoenix Lights.”

The Implications of Such A Phenomena

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the implications of extraterrestrial contact, or the simple knowledge that we are not the only intelligent life-form in the universe, really leave no aspect of humanity untouched. There will be new questions, from history to science and beyond that we might have to take a closer look at.

The biggest change would happen in our own heads, the way it would effect global consciousness would be huge, and it’s interesting because for years, there has been a war on human perception. It almost feels like we’re living in a game, where a powerful group of people use their various methods to have you believing one way or another with regards to certain topics.

Perhaps there are spiritual implications as well? This is another topic that’s going to have to be discussed, as human beings always have the tendency to portray ‘others’ in a negative, fearful manner.

What can we learn about ourselves from this realization?

We discussed this at length in a recent podcast we did with Richard Lawrence who became the Secretary of The Aetherius Society, you can listen to that here.

And the end of the day, it’s a paradigm shift, but it seems it’s a process that is taking it’s time, as it’s a topic that, once open, can never really be closed again.

Here’s Why Fragrance/Perfumes Are Being Labelled As The New ‘Second Hand Smoke’

Tue, 2018-04-17 10:17

If you have made an effort to remove as many chemicals from your life, be it in your food, cleaning supplies, personal care products and any other items you purchase, then you may have also found that the more you eliminate the more sensitive you seem to become.

Chemicals unfortunately, are all around us and often this is entirely out of our control. Something as simple as someone’s deodorant can be a smack to the face if you are not used to being bombarded with these smells on a regular basis.

You may be surprised to learn that simply by smelling a scent, you are in fact inhaling tiny molecules of the said scent that is giving off the aroma. Yes, sorry to disturb you or gross you out, but this includes everything that drifts across your nostrils, yes – everything. Unfortunately this means that even though you may do your best to avoid as many chemical toxins as possible in your own life, you are still exposed to them every time you step out into the real, chemical laden world.

Fragrances Being Considered The New Second Hand Smoke

If you’re thinking this is a bit extreme, then there’s a good chance that you are still using an array of chemical products and thus you are somewhat desensitized to these smells. You know that strong smell of someone who keeps reapplying cologne, without taking a shower? They don’t realize that they still smell like their cologne from before and fail to realize that they’ve become to be known as, “nose blind,” to the smell and just keep adding on more so they can smell it. The result of this is a very strong-smelling individual that is somewhat offensive to anyone who has to endure a bus ride with this oblivious culprit.

How about walking into a gift store or candle store? That extremely pungent aroma just hits you as soon as you open the door, sure, some consider these smells sweet or nice, but they are for the most part in fact, toxic. Natural essential oils and scents tend to be a lot more mild, smoother and enjoyable, this is likely because they are not created from a bunch of chemicals derived from petroleum in a lab.

This Is About Much More Than Just Strong Smells & Sensitive Noses

Inhaling these chemicals that are coming from fragrances can cause damaging health effects if we aren’t cautious, but first it’s important that we become aware of the risks. Fragrances or perfumes have been treasured for thousands of years, all the way back to the ancient times, although in those days they were often derived directly from plants as pure, therapeutic essential oils that were sometimes worth more than gold.

Today, many of the chemical based perfumes we are using are still highly regarded as prized possessions, are often a small fortune to purchase, and yet they contain synthetic chemical compounds that have been linked to respiratory issues, diabetes, obesity, ADHD, autism, and hormone disruption.

These synthetic smells come in many forms and aren’t limited to only perfumes or cologne, they are almost always added to scented candles, car and home air fresheners, laundry detergents, personal care products, cleaning products and many more everyday products, many of which you may have not even realized. Even many products that are labeled as “all-natural,” simply aren’t and that word is nothing more than a marketing ploy designed to make you feel like you are purchasing a good, wholesome product for you and your family.

So, What Should We Do?

Of course the first step towards creating any kind of change is by raising awareness. So, getting educated on the matter and sharing it with your friends and family is a great start. Stress the importance of choosing only legitimately natural, pure, products made from organic, therapeutic grade essential oils, or to simplify things and save some money, opt for unscented products. It would still be wise to check these ingredients and opt for plant-based cleaning supplies and personal care products. If you want to take this even a step farther you may want to consider making your own cleaning supplies and personal care products, this way you have absolute control and a complete and thorough understanding about what is actually in said product.

As awareness is growing we have been seeing more and more bans in regards to fragrance, The American Lung Association has created a fragrance-free policy for workplaces and schools in the United States. Also, many Universities and Hospitals are catching on and implementing similar bans.

The most important thing, which almost always is, is to put your money where your mouth is and vote with your dollar. Be sure to check labels, know what you are buying, know what you are using to clean your house and know what you are putting into your body. The less chemicals in your life the better you’re likely to feel and there’s a good chance that you will notice them more, but this is how we create change. We can all do our part.

Much Love

World Renowned Scientists Have Their Lab Shut Down After Troublesome Vaccine Discovery

Tue, 2018-04-17 09:46

In the 90’s, Dr. Antonietta Gatti discovered the relationship between micro- and nano-particles as well as a great number of pathologies: cardiovascular diseases, many forms of cancer, multiple neurological diseases, and autoimmune diseases. She’s taken part in many international research projects, including the pathologies induced by depleted uranium, waste incineration, food polluted with inorganic particles, and more.

Currently, she is the coordinator of the Italian Institute of Technology’s Project of Nanoecotoxicology, called INESE.

She is also a selected expert of the FAO/WHO for the safety in nanotechnological food, and a Member of the NANOTOX Cluster of the European Commission and the author of a book titled “Nanopathology: the health impact of nanoparticles,” and on the Editorial Board of Journal of Biomaterials Applications and a member of the CPCM of the Italian Ministry of Defense.

Furthermore, her and her husband Dr. Stefano Montanari founded a laboratory called Nano-diagnostics for the evaluation of the pathological tissues of patients, it’s presently at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Recently, the Italian police raided their home, the police took all  digital assets that were owned by the the two nanopathologists, including laptops, computers, and flash-drives, basically years of work and research.

James Grundvig via the World Mercury Project describes what happened quite well:

“Because Gatti and Montanari had taken their research of nanodust and nanoparticles, from in-vivo (performed in a living organism) and in-vitro (performed in a test tube) to what unseen contamination might reside in vaccines in 2016, they came under the microscope of the United States, European, and Italian authorities. They had touched the third rail of medicine. They had crossed the no-go zone with the purported crime being scientific research and discovery. By finding nano-contamination in random vaccines, Gatti and Montanari revealed, for the first time, what no one knew: Vaccines had more than aluminum salts adjuvants, Polysorbate-80, and other inorganic chemicals in them, they also harbored stainless steel, tungsten, copper, and other metals and rare elements that don’t belong in shots given to fetuses, pregnant women, newborns, babies and toddlers developing their lungs, immune and nervous systems.”

The scientists published their work in January of 2017, titled, New QualityControl Investigations on Vaccines: Micro and Nanocontamination. If science wasn’t plagued by corruption, an investigation should have started, healthcare agencies would have become involved and vaccine safety policies would have come under intense scrutiny, but that never happened.

Below is a recent interview with the two, done by Surêté Vaccins, the quick description of the video reads,

“Two italian researchers have found nanoparticles are polluting almost all vaccines. The small size of these particles allow them to enter our cells and have a permanent inflammatory effect. Mrs Gatti was about to testify in parliament enquiry on vaccine damages of italian military courses but both researches have been raided by police and all their material has been taken away.”

Nano particles are very small bits of matter, and they can enter into the human body, as the pair of scientist discovered in the 90’s. This is why we have so much published research linking various chemical products, like cleaning agents, to the destruction of human health. These nano particles are produced by waste incinerators, car traffic, and many other different ways. Because they float in the air, we can inhale them, which means they enter our lungs and then enter into the blood within minutes. This leads to a number of problems. These particles are carried by the blood to every district of the body, as they explain in the video below. When they enter into the tissues, the body cannot get rid of them, and so those particles stay there forever and are the cause of various diseases we see today.

They explain how they’ve been analyzing and studying vaccines for the past 15 years.

“Both vaccine and the tissue, which was hit by the particles contained in the vaccines, because we  discovered that those vaccines were polluted by particles, those particles were contained equally in the vaccine and in the tissue, so we started to analyze vaccines.”

They go on to explain, with regards to their most recent vaccine study linked above,

“After a while, an Italian University sent us a student for her thesis, and we analyzed 19 different vaccines with her, finding all of them polluted by micro and nano particles. Then we went on analyzing them and now we analyzed about 30 vaccines with many samples of each vaccine, and, we discovered that they were all polluted…”

When all said and done, they analyzed 44 different vaccines. All of them contained these harmful particles, which are foreign bodies entering into the body. Whenever this happens, the body has a reaction, and it’s not good.

“Those foreign bodies, those particles, are like a bullet. If I shoot somebody, and that bullet makes a hole in the heart, it’s not very important if the bullet was made of stainless steel, of titatium, of iron whatever, what’s important is that that they punched a whole in the heart.”

In it, they talk a little bit about the study and what’s currently going on.

This Is Simply The Truth About Modern Day Science That Continues To Be Ignored

There are three quotes I love to use to illustrate best what I’m trying to get across here,

In the case of medicine, a lot of information has emerged showing just how much corruption really goes on in the industry. The Editors-in-Chiefs of several major medical journals have been quite blunt, with perhaps one of the best examples coming from Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, who says:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”

Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), also considered one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, alongside The Lancet, has said that:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False,” which subsequently became the most widely accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS). (source)

Here is another great quote by Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal:

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”

Other Examples Of Corruption

In 2016, a group of scientists in 2016 at the CDC named, SPIDER (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics), put out a list of complaints in the form of a letter to the CDC’s Chief of Staff, where they say,

“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.”

This was covered by several activists, from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to another article from the Huffington Post, but unfortunately it received little to no mainstream media attention.

Shortly before this, and perhaps even more shockingly, is the whistleblower testimony from a senior CDC scientist, who has authored multiple commonly cited studies that show no link whatsoever between the MMR vaccine and autism. In fact, one of his studies, published in 2004, is the most commonly cited study used to debunk the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

His name is Dr. William Thompson, and he bravely told the world that it was “the lowest point” in his career that he “went along with that paper.” He said that the authors “didn’t report significant findings” and that he is “completely ashamed” of what he did, that he was “complicit and went along with this, and that he regrets that he has “been part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)

Here is an official statement from Dr. Thompson describing the situation in his own words. This is perhaps the best source of information regrading this matter.

These are a few examples out out of many.

So What?

We are living in a time of great transparency, a lot of new information is coming out that’s completely countering what we’ve been told, and some rather ghastly examples of scientific fraud have been made, it’s not just with vaccines.

Information like this, unfortunately, can create a divide among the population, with one side spewing venom at the other, using terms like “anti-vax” or “pro-vax.” At the end of the day, these labels and the way we argue over them doesn’t really solve anything. If all we do is react with emotions when it comes to such important topics, we might as well not even have a conversation about them at all.

All of us have to wake up and realize that nothing is set in stone, and the way we do things here is constantly changing. There is no denying the that fact that corporate/government funded media is severely fraudulent and basically presents one side of the coin.

The media pays absolutely no attention to vaccine research that does not fit the narrative of their owners. Something is seriously wrong here, and there are more than enough opportunities to see it.

The key here is to disseminate information in a peaceful manner, and remember, you still have the choice with regards to the decisions you make about your health, and the health of your child.

Don’t be afraid to think for yourself.

“The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe.

The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that’ve been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… If you don t think the system is out of control, please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus,or even one-hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control.”
– Dr. Peter Gotzsche, co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration

Below Are Some Related CE Articles You Might Be Interested In Viewing:

Researchers Discover Where The Aluminum Goes After It’s Injected Into A Babies Body From A Vaccine

Scientists Discover Huge Amounts of Aluminum In The Brain’s of Deceased Autistic People

The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Should Never Be Forced To Vaccinate Their Children

Artist Replaces Billboards With Photos Of The Landscapes They’re Blocking

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:31

If you’ve ever driven across the US, you know how beautiful the scenery can be. Unfortunately in addition to all of the beauty, you are probably well aware of the multitude of billboards that inhabit the vast land, both countrysides and cities. While advertising can be a way to be informed sometimes, what are we missing in its place?

One artist took to asking that very question by creating some large pieces that in essence became windows to the very mountain scapes that would otherwise be hidden by the massive billboards that usually are seen throughout our drives.

Last year, these billboards were part of an installation that have since been removed. But it is important to note and share that though we are living in a commercial-centered world, it doesn’t mean we must use up all of our free land and views for even more advertising – as we know we are plenty bombarded throughout the day via social media, radio, etc.

Enjoy the beauty of someone taking the time to try and bring the natural beauty back to our world!

Credit: Jennifer Bolande

Credit: Jennifer Bolande

Explains the DesertX project page:

“Each photograph is unique to its position along this route and at a certain point as one approaches each billboard, perfect alignment with the horizon will occur thus reconnecting the space that the rectangle of the billboard has interrupted.

In the language of billboard advertising this kind of reading is referred to as a Burma-Shave after the shaving cream company of the same name who used sequential placement to create messaging that could be read only from a moving vehicle.

Credit: Jennifer Bolande

Within the desert empire of roadside signs, Bolande chooses to advertise the very thing so often overlooked. Looking up at the billboards our attention is drawn back to the landscape itself, pictured here as a stuttering kinesthetic of real and artificial horizons.”

Credit: Jennifer Bolande

Update:

LOCATION:
GENE AUTRY TRAIL AND VISTA CHINO

33°50’41.70”N 116°30’21.02”W

Desert X 2017 is permanently closed. The artworks have been removed.

MK ULTRA Survivor Shares How Her Multiple Personalities Were Used By The Global Elite

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:28

According to the US Government, MK ULTRA was the code-name for a secret program run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to conduct mind-control experiments on human beings from 1953 to 1964. The people used in these experiments did not suspect it, seemed to be chosen at random, and were often left emotionally crippled for the rest of their lives.

The rationale for this type of activity? Well, it’s the typical answer, for ‘national security’ purposes. Basically, the program was designed to make people do things they normally wouldn’t do whilst under mind control, for the purposes of whoever is ‘in charge’ and calling the shots atop the military industrial complex.

Dr. Ewen Cameron, who’s since passed away, was a Scottish-born psychiatrist who served as President of the American Psychiatric Association and Canadian Psychiatric Association, among others. He was one of many who conducted these experiments on patients. Again, the subjects were never told that they were being used as guinea pigs.

This topic became so serious, and a lot of information and research was being conducted by independent researchers to the point where the United States government could no longer deny that these programs took place. Eventually, they declassified what they had, and the government issued an official apology for the program and its victims in the mid 90’s.

Multiple victims have also come forward sharing their disturbing experiences.

You can access those files via the CIA’s electronic reading room. Simply use “MKULTRA” as the key word in the search.

As with any sensitive and controversial subject, the disclosure of information is usually, based on my research  into Black Budget Special Access Programs, a way to put the subject to rest, or claim that ‘this is all there was’ to this program. It’s a quiet way to stop the concern and questioning from citizens, without really disclosing the full extent of the program, and whether it still runs today.

I believe our television, mainstream media and more were all birthed out of mind-control programs and intentions, but that’s just speculation.

Was the program really terminated? We’ll get to that a little later on in the article. The main concern right now is the idea that MK Ultra mind-control experiments only consisted of LSD, electroshock ‘therapy’ and other torturous actions. This is evident by recent programs who covered the topic, but it’s simply not true, and as usual,  there is much more to the story.

Related CE Article:

What The History Channel Left Out About The Declassified CIA Program, MK Ultra

Most recently, the History Channel aired a program called America’s War on Drugs, a mini docu-series. It was a good documentary, and they seemed to provide some good information about the CIA’s involvement in the war on drugs and the massive political propaganda campaign that went along with it. The series criminalized the CIA and the government, and rightly so, discussing their involvement in drug trafficking, production, and testing — on both volunteers and unwilling patients — and even murder.

The issue with mainstream coverage of MK Ultra, however, is the fact that they constantly focus on one aspect of the program, and that’s the LSD part. As a result, when it comes to public knowledge and awareness of MK-Ultra, it’s often believed that they were simply drug mind control experiments conducted by the CIA, but it’s much deeper and more disturbing than that.

We know this, because a small fraction of the MK Ultra files remained to be examined, the rest of it was ordered to be destroyed, so, in an official manner, the public could never become aware of what really took place inside of these programs…If we truly knew what our government was doing, we’d be horrified. We’re already horrified at what’s been disclosed, just imagine what hasn’t. That’s where the video below comes in.

MK Ultra Survivor

Below is a video of ‘Elisa E,’ author of two books, “Our Life Beyond MKULTRA” which comprises of book 1 and book 2. In it, she describes her life of trauma based mind control from birth, what happened, who was involved, and basically answers every question that would pop into your heard if you are somewhat skeptical.

In the book, and in the interview below, she describes how the trauma she experienced split her personality into several different people, to be used by prominent figures within the military industrial complex, for multiple purposes.

For anybody who researches the MK Ultra topic, this is the basis of it. It’s trauma based mind control. Multiple Personalty Disorder (MPD) is a real disorder, and is often triggered by severe trauma experienced as a child. This is the backbone of the MK Ultra program, torturing individuals in order to create multiple personalities. These ‘soldiers’ are then apparently used by the global elite to shared classified information and messages (among other things), without ever questioning what they were doing, sort of like a robot. They don’t even remember what they do, because when they’re doing it they’re taking on the consciousness of somebody else.

Their uses are many.

There are rumours floating around among researchers in this community that numerous presidents and politicians are actually part of the program themselves, having suffered from trauma based mind control in order to play a certain ‘role,’ like the president of the United States for example, but we can’t actually verify that as truth.

But again, the fact is that multiple personalities do develop as a result of trauma . Kim Noble, for example, is an artist with different personalities – twenty of them, in fact. After suffering childhood abuse, Kim’s mind split into twenty distinct personalities to cope with the trauma. Over a dozen personalities are painters, including Judy the bulimic teenager, a gay man named Ken, and a mother called Patricia.

Here’s a story that VICE did on her.

There is an enormous amount of literature and information that exists out there, so if you want to learn more, please do your research.

It’s important to make note of the fact that the MK Ultra program was not the only one which dealt with mind control, there was also Bluebird, Artichoke, MKsearch, MKNaomi, and the STARGATE project.

Beyond simple use of mind-control slaves for political, and other purposes, like warfare, in the interview below, Elsa also mentions that altered states of consciousness and ‘magic’ type rituals were used by the elite to communicate with extra-dimensional beings.

Now we know where popular Netflix series, Stranger Things got their inspiration from..

At the end of the day, there are multiple programs inside the military industrial complex, utilizing information and knowledge not available to the public for their own selfish purposes. The type of information that exists within the black budget world actually has the power to help transform humanity.  It’s not what you know, and what you can do, or what type of technology you can make, it’s the consciousness behind these things that determines what direction we take it. We can use our knowledge and understanding of the human mind for good, or not.

At the very least, talking about and exposing that this type of activity is actually a reality still needs more attention. I’m not sure what the solution is or how to stop it, but I know staying silent and not sharing this type of information is just not right.

Important Info 

Researchers in the field, and those from within these actual program have been coming forward for years sharing what they know regarding the truth about MK Ultra.

One of these people is Dr. Colin A. Ross, a psychiatrist who was the president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation from 1993 to 1994. He’s an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of dissociation and trauma-related disorders. He is the founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.

He has been running a hospital-based trauma program in Dallas, Texas since 1991, and has  authored 29 books and over 200 professional papers.

So, what does it say when a professional like this has been touring the world with MK Ultra victims spreading awareness about trauma based mind control? The people this man has come into contact with, in some cases, in order to treat, must be quite overwhelming for him.

“I’m going to base what I have to say here on the motto of one of the great law enforcement officers of all time, which is Sergeant Joe Friday, and his motto was, ‘just the fact man, just the facts.’ So what I’m going to give you is just the facts , a little quick synopsis of absolutely documented objective, real, history of CIA military mind control experimentation…This for sure is just the declassified tiny tip of the iceberg, but it’s definitely fact and it’s definitely stranger than fiction.” – Dr. Ross

The quote above comes from Dr. Ross, giving a lecture along side Cathy O’Brian, a supposed MK Ultra Victim, and Roseanne Barr, a famous Hollywood actress and director who once said, “MK Rules in Hollywood.”

A couple of years ago, Roseanne and Cathy actually came to Toronto to give a talk. I was in attendance, and was able to ask her a question regarding some popular entertainers and celebrities. I asked her if they have multiple personalities, and if they have ‘handlers’ to trigger them into a specific personality before a performance.

She told me yes, and used  Miley Cyrus as an example. This means, when you see some entertainers giving certain performances, it’s not really them, but an alter personality which exists inside of them that is triggered before the performance. They are hypnotized.

This is why she said, MK Ultra rules in Hollywood, and that it’s a cesspool for government mind-control.

When Ross started getting into his research a little deeper, his name was slandered, as expected when going beyond what’s been disclosed about the MK Ultra program, especially if you are a respected academic. He was taken to court multiple times, having a number of false accusations placed against him.

It’s similar to a high-ranking reputable scientist, with verified credentials, from within the Department of Defence. Despite the fact that there are dozens of them, when they chose to speak of facts they’ve become aware of that just don’t fit the framework of accepted knowledge, they too are often ridiculed.

You’ll see this if you do any research into the UFO phenomenon.

Ross eventually uncovered a number of individuals with repressed memories of abuse that started shortly after birth. By use of brainwashing techniques (drugs, hypnosis, age regression, calling out alter egos and more), these people were controlled. Many of them, as uncovered by Ross and many others, have multiple personalities within them as a result of childhood incest rape/abuse, Satanic cult abuse/ rape, and more.

Again, I’d like to emphasize, he’s not the only one. This is a topic that involves too many professionals to name, and too many victims as well, at least the ones who survived.

Survivors of the program, like Cathy O’Brian, describe these they experiences as well. Being forced into these things from a very young age, since birth, and points to the fact that the families, the parents and the siblings, have or do all go through the same thing..

This stuff happens shortly after birth, with cutting off the breath of the baby, and other horrible things I do not want to mention. These people grow up believing that what is happening is normal, and they develop multiple personalities that cannot communicate with each other, and the original personality does not remember what is stored in the minds of the other ‘people’ existing within them.  They dissociate from themselves as a result of extreme trauma, the mind cannot handle it, it’s a completely different state of consciousness.

Supposed victims of the program also describe horrible experiences of watching others tortured to death.

This type of thing also correlated with FBI investigations, and reports of elite level child abuse in the form of pedophilia rings.

Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover and expose these horrors before he died. A simple YouTube search of his name will show you what exactly he spent his last years researching (source). Here’s one of his last lectures.

He is one of several dozen to have investigated this topic and found some disturbing facts. Here is another lecture he gives with a victim of these programs, who also describes the horrible experienced mentioned above.

One of the most recent examples is former U.S. State Department official Steve Pieczenik. His roles within U.S. politics were many, having been the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vacne, and James Baker, he’s recently been outspoken about pedophilia within elite political groups.

Related CE Article:

MK Ultra: What They Didn’t Tell You About The Mind Control Program That’s Probably Still Operational

Maybe You’ve Had Ayahuasca, But Have You Had The Full Experience & Everything You Need For A Proper Integration?

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:22

Ayahuasca is an ancient amazonian psychedelic plant medicine that is brewed by shamans from two plants – the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna leaf. The main active component in this plant is dimethyl tryptamine or DMT, which is found in all living things, it exists inside of our pineal gland, which is a gland inside our brain that is often referred to as the “seat of the soul.” Small amounts of DMT are released when we dream at night, and whatever is left is released when we die, many believe this is the direct gateway to the afterlife.

Traditionally, ayahuasca was used by indigenous communities from Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia as a way to gain insight in regards to anything from crops and droughts, to connect deeply with the cosmos and gain a universal understanding of where we come from and why we are here. It was used by one person only, to then give insight to others about what they saw.

Nowadays, it has made it’s way into our western world and in a very big way. Over the past two or three decades, ayahuasca has assisted in the healing process of addiction, trauma, and depression recovery and has helped people to gain insights into their subconscious, which inevitably can help to let go of all of the baggage that is holding us back and clouding our minds with so much pain, remorse, shame, guilt and anger.

Ayahuasca has allegedly caused deep physical healing from cancer, to digestive health, respiratory issues, muscle/joint pain, neurological issues and more. Our physical ailments are directly connected to our emotional pain body, and once these emotions and blockages are cleared, the manifestation of these emotions in our physical bodies quickly follows.

Sounds Great, But What’s The Catch?

The biggest issue in regards to ayahuasca today is that it has been exploited, and unfortunately, in many cases, completely corrupted. This is a tradition with the capacity to give us insight that can help us eventually do the work we need to heal our challenges. It needs to be understood, studied, and treated with the utmost care and respect and should only be used and administered by trained, professional shamans in a sacred and ceremonious space. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.

Even if the medicine itself is brewed correctly, it could still have a positive impact in your life, but the setting and intention also plays a very important role. Not all shamans are working in the light, this is part of the duality between ‘darkness’ and ‘light’ that exists on our planet today and not all have the best intentions. There have been some unfortunate instances involving ayahuasca when the shaman doesn’t have the best intention in his/her heart.

Aside from this, there are a number of ayahuasca retreats in places like Peru, or even just opportunities to drink ayahuasca that don’t have the proper intentions, support, guidance, or understanding of the medicine. This could also drastically hinder your experience, and while you still might gain some insight into your life and have some profound realizations, if their isn’t a proper education and integration process in place, these insights may not stick and this could be damaging for some.

My Past Experiences

I have been to 4 separate ayahuasca retreats, one of which was in Peru. This one, I won’t mention names, but I will tell you that it is now closed down, and was a fine example of a retreat which had a lack of thorough understanding of the medicine and proper integration processes in place. Because of this, although some members of my group did have some very beautiful, insightful experiences, I left feeling more depressed than I did in the first place.

I had what’s known as “Nada Visions” for the majority of my ceremonies here, which is actually perfectly fine, normal, and even understood as one of the best experiences one can have on ayahuasca, but because there was no knowledge of this given to me at the time I left feeling truly broken, “If even ayahuasca can’t help me, what will?” This was the sort of dialogue that went through my head. Though, I have a firm belief that everything happens for a reason and now, in hindsight, I see how this was all perfect because of how my journey unfolded, but it would have been nice to have a little more guidance.

It seems to me that some shamans care more about the “woo factor” than actual deep healing. The goal is to make you trip and have a ton of visions, but not necessarily to face the darkness, discomfort, and difficult emotions that we may have been suppressing. Without doing this, there isn’t much point of doing ayahuasca as it’s intention is to heal, not to give someone a colourful psychedelic trip, although sometimes that is the plan that the Mother has for you.  

It Doesn’t Necessarily Have To Be Super Traditional

Another retreat I went to in the state of Washington was a lovely experience and was the first time I had a real breakthrough with the medicine. The facilitators of this experience have a passion for ayahuasca and its capabilities and have decided to use their intuitive gifts and musical talents to facilitate a beautiful healing experience for all of those who attend. They don’t consider themselves shamans per-se, as they have no formal training, but they have good intentions and are working in the light. The only downside to this is that their understanding of the medicine may not be as vast as some of the very knowledgeable shamans who are out there and unfortunately, just don’t have the man power to ensure a thorough integration process.

During this experience I was able to come to terms with my alcohol addiction, take responsibility for my actions, face all of the shame and guilt that I had been holding onto for years and inevitably quit drinking.

I’ve been sober for 1.5 years now and have never felt better.

Now, Onto The Most Transformational Experience I’ve Had So Far

Notice I didn’t say, most transformational ayahuasca experience?

Enter, The Rythmia Experience at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Let me see if I can even find the words for this truly magical place…

Rythmia is the first medically licensed and supervised, legal ayahuasca facility in the world and it comes with top notch accommodations. Generally, ayahuasca retreats offer a small mat, sometimes as thin as a yoga mat, but this one has a small mattress for everyone, a large bucket (as ayahuasca tends to make you purge) a large and very open ceremony space, ample hammocks so you can walk around and lay out under the stars, a fire pit for a sacred fire and enough highly trained professionals to assist the shaman in the facilitation of the ceremony. Not that it’s a common occurrence, but there are always medical staff on duty and ready to take action if something were to go wrong. Your safety and comfort in order to have a profound healing experience are the top concern of the founders and staff at this facility and every detail to ensure this happens is addressed. At the end of the ceremony, there are even golf carts to drive you back to your 5 Star room with a comfortable bed and guess what? There’s even air conditioning, something you definitely won’t get in the jungle.

Highly trained, skilled and experienced shamans are at your service and you just know that they are in this business (so to speak) for the right reasons. They have all had major transformations of their own, which ultimately led them down this path of service to others. They play amazing music and are always there when you need them to offer support, guidance, energy clearing or to just give you a hug if that’s what you need. Drinking ayahuasca is scary, especially your first few times, but you have nothing to worry about with these shamans, who often intuitively know when you’re in need of assistance and will make their way to you before you can raise your hand to ask.

What Else Does Rythmia Have To Offer?

Rythmia is SO MUCH MORE than just an ayahuasca facility! So if ayahuasca just isn’t your thing or you’re not completely sure yet, there is still magic waiting for you to experience.

The Rythmia Experience includes Transformational Breathwork as well, with trained, certified facilitators, Nicole Rager and Christian Minson. If you’re unsure of what Transformational Breathwork is, it’s essentially a type of breathing method, similar to holotropic breathing made famous by Stanislav Grof and more recently Wim Hof (AKA The Iceman), and is believed to be the only way to access your subconscious mind in the same way as ayahuasca or other psychedelic plant medicines. The process involves a form of breathing and the results from this are almost unbelievable! People have as many breakthroughs from this one hour, drug-free experience as they do on ayahuasca. Never underestimate the power of the breath. The simple act of breathing also connects us deeply with our soul, offers incredible insights into our lives and a universal understanding, it is profoundly powerful stuff and something that you can take with you anywhere you go after you learn the method, unlike ayahuasca.

In addition to the breath work, you have the option to participate in The Answer Is You workshops, taught by the beautiful author and life coach, Paola Castro who radiates life and has designed these lessons to be fun and interactive, filled with tons of quotes, references and even some YouTube videos to get the point across. This workshop is based off of the book written by Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, The Answer Is You, from the well-known Agape Non-Denominational Church in So Cal. This course will help you connect deeply with your heart, trust your intuition and find all of the answers you need from within so you can unlock your highest potential and live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

On top of all of that, Rythmia also has a colon hydrotherapy facility that they refer to as a deep sea cleanse and a spa that offers Swedish and Deep Tissue massages from registered massage therapists, a volcanic mud bath, steam room, hot and cold tubs, a salt water pool, and a delicious all you can eat, super healthy, dieta (ayahuasca approved diet) friendly restaurant called Roots.

Imagine this compared to your typical all inclusive vacation in Mexico. Wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere and come back better, revitalized, full of life, passion, and purpose than to drink your face off and stuff yourself full of toxic food? That’s what I thought. At Rythmia, there is a bar, but you won’t find any alcohol but instead, fresh juices, coconut water, and tea, anytime you find yourself a little parched.

So, How Did This All Begin?

Rythmia was founded by Gerard (Gerry) Armond Powell a former, self-proclaimed mind you – alcoholic, drug and sex addict, womanizer, terrible father, and all around asshole of a guy (his words not mine), who also just happened to be a millionaire. His life completely transformed from a chance occurrence that led him to trying another psychedelic plant medicine called Iboga. This plant medicine helped Gerard to come to terms with events, unknown to him, that happened in his early childhood and allowed him to get back in touch with his inner child.

To hear more specifics about his story, I highly recommend reading about it in depth in his hilarious new book, “Shit The Moon Said: A Story Of Sex Drugs & Ayahuasca.”   

The medicine inevitably led Gerry to open up Rythmia in 2015, with the sole purpose of helping as many people as he could with the assistance of this medicine the same way it helped him to completely transform his own life. Gerard became a recovered addict having given up drugs and alcohol, he become an amazing father, found love and married a beautiful woman named Brandee, and was finally able to step into his highest potential; a path of service to others.

You’ll always find him around Rythmia, he’s very approachable and easy to talk to and gives some extremely beneficial and helpful advice in regards to exactly what to expect from the medicine, what might come up, how to make the most of it. His advice was echoing in my mind every night and became extremely handy a few times, something I only wish I could have had my first 10 or so times drinking ayahuasca. Gerry has also, developed 3 clear and concise intentions that help tremendously with getting the results that you are expecting.

Final Considerations

Based off my fairly extensive experience with this sacred medicine, I have come to the understanding that what is happening at Rythmia offers a great equation for the opportunity to look at our challenges, let go of our baggage, feel our emotions, connect deeply with our souls and heal our hearts once and for all so that we can unlock our unlimited potential and be who we were always meant to be.

If you would like to learn more about this magical place it was featured in the full-length documentary, The Reality of Truth and be sure to check out all of the incredible 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor from hundreds of people who have received a miracle or had a life-changing transformation.

Much Love

New Moon In Aries: Moving Forward In New Ways

Sun, 2018-04-15 17:08

We are having a New Moon in Aries on April 15th/16th, depending on where you are located in the world. New Moon’s are the start of a new 29.5 day Lunar Cycle which ushers in a new wave of energy for the coming month. The themes of this New Moon are strongest over the following 10 days until we start to transition into the energies of the next Full Moon.

Mercury has ended its retrograde approximately 16 hours before this New Moon making this period extra significant in terms of a new forward momentum based on what has transpired during that time. This retrograde started on March 22/23, and although it can sometimes bring challenges and problems with communication, technology, schedules, commuting/vehicles, devices/appliances, its effect on our personal development is to help facilitate realizations, revisitation, and/or adjustments in certain areas of our lives.

During the transition from retrograde to forward, Mercury is ‘stationary’ which is when it appears nearly stopped in its orbit from our vantage point on Earth. It will slowly begin to move forward as it travels again through the same part of the zodiac as it was during the retrograde period until May 3rd. This is known as the ‘post shadow’ period which is when some of the themes and challenges of the retrograde get resolved and/or we achieve greater clarity around the areas of our lives that have been affected.

New Moon In Aries Conjunct Uranus

This New Moon is in the same sign which Mercury’s retrograde occurred in. When considering this and the fact that it is in the sign of Aries, it really emphasizes the moving forward themes and can even facilitate a fresh start as Aries is the first sign of the zodiac.

The Aries themes that have come up during the retrograde, and continue to play out over the coming weeks in this moon cycle, has to do with how we assert ourselves, our independence, our self-interests, and our individuality. In some cases, it could be connected to how we apply leadership or it could even have to do with how we handle aggression and anger. However, the areas of life that have been affected for you also depends on how it has been interacting with your natal birth chart based on your birth time.

This New Moon is applying towards a close conjunction with Uranus, which will definitely add its flavour to this lunar cycle. Uranus brings its themes of breakthroughs, freedom, separation, rebellion, innovation, instability, new experiences, excitement, surprises, as well as sudden changes, accidents, or disruptions. This energy will be strong in the first  3-4 days following this New Moon, however, because Uranus will also be at the very last degree of Aries during the second half of this lunar cycle, this energy will also be extra heightened from the end of April until mid-late May when it transitions into Taurus.

Chiron Going Into Aries

As mentioned above, these coming weeks are a period of moving forward in new ways related to Aries energy. However, it is important to note that Chiron enters Aries a few days later on April 17th which will bring long term healing themes in connection with this sign. It will be there until 2027.

Known as ‘the wounded healer’, Chiron is a slow moving body (planetoid) and will not have the same short term ‘in your face’ effects as Mercury Retrograde. This is a nine year process of addressing wounds related to Aries energy (mentioned above), however, with Aries being associated with assertion, it can also be a period in which we can take new action towards our wounds which may have also been a theme for many people in the previous moon cycle leading up to this.

Saturn Going Retrograde

This previous Mercury retrograde had been in a square with Saturn in Capricorn as it has been slowing down to begin a retrograde of its own, starting on April 17/18th and lasting until September 6th. The themes of Mercury’s retrograde are feeding into the themes of Saturn’s retrograde.

There may be some changes or a shift in perspective around Saturn themes of commitments, responsibilities, goals, ambitions, discipline, structures, and perhaps career. Once Saturn’s retrograde period ends in late Summer, another shift around these things will take place based on what has transpired. During this transition period at the beginning and end of retrogrades of outer planets (such as Saturn)  is when these themes are the strongest, especially in this case considering that Mercury triggered it.

Jupiter Sextile Pluto With Venus Involved, Pluto Also Going Retrograde

At the time of this New Moon, Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio has been in its second sextile with Pluto. It is possible that some of the experiences we have been having in the recent and upcoming weeks could be connected to what has transpired in January when the first sextile occurred. This energy is about exploration, awareness, or inward growth related to the deeper qualities of ourselves and areas of life. Deep study as well as empowerment and may also be a theme here.

Pluto is also slowing down in preparation for its retrograde phase which will begin on April 22nd and last until September 30th. During this transition period, we may experience a shift or reflections around Pluto related themes connected to power, control, sex, reproduction, death, hidden matters, secrets, obsessiveness, desires, money/resources, or even the darker qualities of our lives. It’s sextile with Jupiter in Scorpio emphasizes some of this and can also help to facilitate some sort of transformational energy as well.

Venus is tied into this in the days following the New Moon as it is moving towards an opposition with Jupiter and trine with Pluto. This can apply growth, depth, understanding, and some of the other themes mentioned above around our relationships, finances, and values. However, it doesn’t necessarily have the same long term effects as the Jupiter-Pluto energy on its own.

Making Intentions And Things To Consider

What have you realized in the last month and how do you need to move forward based on what has transpired? What have learned about your individual needs? What do you need to liberate yourself from? In what ways do you need to take a new type of action? Do you need to be more bold and courageous? What new types of activities or experiences do you feel can help you move forward in your life?

What area of your life is calling for some sort of transformation? What can you do to be more empowered? How can you take action towards your wounds? What do you need to shift or consider around your commitments, responsibilities, long term goals, ambitions, or structures? What areas of your life require more discipline or focus?

These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time. However, this can also be a period to set any intentions you like, especially for the upcoming year, as this is the first New Moon of the zodiacal year in the initiating sign of Aries. The exact time of this New Moon is at 1:57am Universal Time on April 16th. You can click here to see when that is in your time zone.

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Of All Organs, This One Suffers Most From A Poor Diet – Take Care Of Yourself

Sun, 2018-04-15 10:10

By now, the majority of us realize that having a poor diet and lifestyle is directly related to our overall health. In many ways, healthy eating has become somewhat trendy as people are starting to understand that they do indeed have control over their own health and are ready to take responsibility for their lives.

Unfortunately, there are still a large number of people who generally ‘feel fine,’ and thus don’t realize the damage they actually may be causing to their bodies. Luckily, the human body is an amazing organism that, if given the right environment is perfectly capable of healing itself.

Our organs are designed to help us filter out all of the crap that we put into our bodies and keep us healthy, but some of the foods that we are eating can actually cause damage over a period of time if we aren’t careful. There are some foods that can help to protect us and to heal our bodies instead of tearing them down, however.

The Organ That Takes The Brunt Of Our Unhealthy Decisions

Now, this may come as a shock to you, as it did for me, but the brain is the organ that suffers most from an unhealthy diet. I was thinking liver, as it tends to be the star in terms of filtering out chemicals and toxins we ingest and from many of the unhealthy decisions we are making, but the brain actually suffers quite a bit from our unhealthy decisions and needs optimal food and nutrition to function at its highest capacity.

The way the brain is designed, it’s ability to perform tasks, and virtually every other aspect of the brain is in need of proper food. The foods we eat are broken down into nutrients, which are then taken up into the bloodstream and carried directly to the brain. Once they reach the brain, they are able to replenish depleted storage, activate cellular reactions, and then they become the very fabric of our brains, the brain matter.

It’s amazing how little attention this very fact receives, when we think about being healthy, often it is related to our outward physical appearance, or just in general not being sick, but what about our brain health? Shouldn’t this be a main concern when it comes to health? We put so much emphasis on anti-aging, looking young, getting that perfect beach bod, having supple, dewy looking skin, being flexible, toned, glowing etc. But what about our brains?

How We Eat Directly Affects Our Brain Health

There is no denying that when we eat a fatty, sugary, or heavy meal we experience symptoms such as sluggishness, brain fog and drowsiness, but you may be surprised to know that these symptoms originate in the brain, not in the stomach like you may have thought. If you have ever done any type of fast, juice cleanse, or fruit fast you may recall the feeling of absolute clarity in your mind, this is always the first thing that stands out for me wile undertaking this method of cleansing. The mind becomes very clear and sharp because it isn’t being bombarded with tons of chemicals and stimulants.

What You Can Do To Optimize Your Brain Health

Drink Plenty Of Water

Our brains are made up of 80 percent water and can become dehydrated quite quickly. If you aren’t eating a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and veggies than this is something that you should be especially mindful of, no pun intended. Be sure to drink clean water, ideally from a spring to ensure there are no chemical additives and that it contains essential minerals to optimize your health.

Load Up On Seeds & Nuts

Chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds are all great to boost your brain health. Most of these contain essential omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for your brain. Chia, flax and sunflower seeds can easily be added to smoothies, sprinkled on salads, or as a topping on avocado toast. The nuts can be eaten as is, but to maximize their potential benefits you may want to consider activating them. Nuts can be eaten as is, but can also be easily turned into a non-dairy alternative to milk. The possibilities are truly endless.

Avocado

Yay! They made the list, which is totally awesome. According to MD and author, Ann Kulze, “I don’t think avocado gets it’s due, the monounsaturated fat contributes to healthy blood flow and healthy blood flow means healthy brain.” She also claims that avocados can lower blood pressure. Consider adding ¼ to ½ of an avocado as a side to a meal daily, or smother it on some toast!

Wild Blueberries

Often referred to as brainberries, these sweet little juicy gems can help protect the brain from oxidative stress, which can reduce the effects of age-related brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Studies have also shown that a diet that is rich in blueberries significantly improved the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to younger rats. Ann Kulze recommends at least one cup of wild blueberries a day, fresh, frozen or freeze-dried.

 

Just Like 1984: New California Bill Seeks Control Over Social Media & News Stories

Sun, 2018-04-15 09:59

Recently, Senator Richard Pan of the California State Legislature introduced legislation entitled ‘False Information Strategic Plans,’ a bill that would task all social media sites that have a physical presence in California not only to have a plan to fully distinguish between the truth and falsity of all the content they publish and share, but also to “mitigate the spread of false information through news stories,” presumably through some remarkable discipline of self-censoring, or by “placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”

Where do we even start with this one?

For us to believe that Mr. Pan actually harbours expectations that the state could succeed in compelling social media sites to make the enormous effort to implement such a plan is ludicrous for so many obvious reasons.

Arbiters Of Truth

To begin with, fully distinguishing what is true from what is false is the stuff of spiritual masters who have reached enlightenment. Few, if any in our society, are in a position to be arbiters of truth. Those of us who are earnestly seeking to find the truth are muddling along slowly but surely, improving our discernment along the way.

Authentic truth-seekers do not have the least desire to censor that which is false, even if this falsity is blatantly deliberate; rather, they see falsity as an opportunity to hone the very discernment of truth that marks their progress. Conversely, those who want to limit or control the unfettered proliferation of information and opinion are not searchers of truth; they are agents of control.

The Legislation Of Control

As so often is the case with legislation, it is not so much about what it is asking us to do as it is about what the State gains the power to do if, based on their own subjective definitions, we do not comply with the regulations.

To the casual observer, the ‘False Information Strategic Plans’ Bill does not seem to contain any overtly oppressive measures. It is simply requesting social media sites to help in the effort to protect the public from the perils of fake news. The deception is by design. The introduction of this bill is an attempt to lay the foundation for unmitigated powers of censorship and suppression of information in the hands of the Deep State.

Imagine, if you will, a website—Collective Evolution (California branch), for example. And they publish a story—say, a story that criticizes Deep State efforts to gain more control over freedom of information. Well, if the bill introduced by Richard Pan became law, it could very well give the state the power to shut down the website entirely, based on the state’s subjective assessment that the social media organization had not conformed to the requirements by law to “mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.”

1984 All Over Again?

The parallels with the dystopian state of George Orwell’s 1984 are unavoidable. Richard Pan’s legislation portends the eventual creation of some form of state-run ‘Ministry of Truth’. And as has been the case for decades, invoking the famous novel as a prism through which to assess our current level of enslavement at the hands of our governing body is instructive.

However, there is no longer a need to fear or despair the revelation of such parallels. It’s not 1984. It’s 2018. We as a collective are not the suppressed and alienated citizens of Oceania; we are a formerly sleeping giant whose awakening is well underway.

We no longer succumb passively to state-sponsored dictums such as ‘Ignorance is Strength’. We grasp ever more immediately the irony inherent in the proclamations of those who would ‘protect’ us by limiting our freedoms.

Rising Perspective

And so, as we turn our attention to a matter such as this, we can quickly discern Senator Richard Pan for what he is—a stooge of the Deep State, an object of ridicule. Note that he also introduced a bill to eliminate parents’ ability to prevent their children from being vaccinated via the conscientious objection. It’s second nature for us to imagine how much Big Pharma contributes to his campaign.

From our rising perspective, we can identify efforts like his as desperate attempts of a dying beast that has been backed into a corner. In fact, the whole ‘fake news’ narrative appears to be backfiring on the Deep State, allowing Donald Trump to lead the way in suggesting how much mainstream media has employed selective, misleading reporting to control our perception all along. Continuing to shed light on shadowy initiatives such as Richard Pan’s bill–one of our main responsibilities as alternative media journalists–will only increase our collective perception of what is true, and move us closer to a tipping point where we are able to create a world in which only truth prevails.

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