News-in-Transition

4 June 2017

plant-compressed - Even though I love being in nature, I was never that excited about the plant world. You see, the behaviour of plants is so subtle, that most people, including myself, failed to notice it for a long time. Or more accurately, we have collectively forgotten to notice it. But in fact, plants have intelligence and consciousness. As ethno-pharmacologist Dennis McKenna reminded us, we think a brain or at least a nervous system is necessary to be intelligent. But it is neural networks that are important. Mycelium root networks can be miles in diameter, and those are thinking neural networks.

Pam Montgomery pointed out that plants have a long view, as they have been around 400 to 450 million years, and in fact multiple scientific studies have proven plants have ability for memory. Let me remind you, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago, so if plants have intelligence and memory, they will hold a lot of knowledge for us.
Plants in Relationship to Human Intelligence

We have co-evolved and live interrelated with the plant world, and plants have a direct influence on our moods and behaviours, through our diets. Through photosynthesis an enormous variety of organic molecules is created, from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide, which is amazing in itself. The molecules in our brain that determine our moods and behaviour, such as dopamine and serotonin, are plant compounds.

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3 June 2017

- In the groundwork of understanding psychology and the understanding of others and ourselves, there is basic rule. That very basic rule is: What you see is always your own reflection in the mirror. So, if you experience something in this world that calls for the warrior in you – it is because you are that thing – and what you are opposing is your own reflection.

Quiet of a bit narcissistic argument – Everything is about you!

No, it is not, it is noise.

If we engage in a journey, which many of us obviously are, there comes a breaking point. That breaking point is when we stop identifying ourselves with this world and its manifestations. We go outside the world of programming, both psychologically and physically, and an entity steps in.

That entity has many names: The Observer, The Silent Witness and more.

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3 June 2017

 - Please take action wherever you are, and support the many campaigns taking place around the world to Free Palestine.

Tell Facebook to end its collaboration with Israel’s regime of censorship, repression and political imprisonment, and demand the freedom of Palestinians detained for their posts on social media!

We urge the importance of continued mobilization and action in support of Palestinian prisoners, struggling for freedom from Israeli imprisonment, and for freedom and liberation for the Palestinian people throughout Palestine.

Global actions in support of Palestine are updated weekly in our calendar below.

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2 June 2017

 - Are children scheduled to the max these days? Are there any waking moments that give children the freedom to express themselves in unstructured environments? Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.

Deschoolers maintain that a child's learning should be curiosity-driven rather than dictated by teachers and textbooks, and that forcing kids to adhere to curricula quashes their natural inclination to explore and ask questions because childrne think differently.

Dr Teresa Belton says cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination.

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2 June 2017

 - What happens to your brain when it is sleep deprived? That question was the focus of a study covered by New Scientist, and what they discovered made a strong case for the long-term importance of rejuvenating sleep.

Researchers found that worn-out brain cells are rapidly destroyed and digested in mice that are chronically sleep deprived. It is conceivable that this process might offer benefits in the short term, and allows the brain to maintain healthy connections. Long-term, it may be the mechanism behind the increased risk of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Rejuvenating sleep is one of the fundamental foundations of health. According to Science Alert, duration is not the only measure of sleep. Sleep quality matters too. Are you exhausted after sleeping an appropriate amount of time? If you answered yes, then it may be time to figure out what is interfering with your sleep. 

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1 June 2017

  - On Wednesday, 10 May, Earth Heal hosted the Full Moon group distant healing event for 168 participants around the world, roughly 70% people and 30% animals.

The treatment process was facilitated by Edna Spennato in Bahia, Brazil. The healing energy was anchored with the help of four human surrogates in three countries: one in South Africa, one in Argentina and two in the USA.

Many of the participants reported that they and/or their animal companions experienced powerful energies and sensations during and after the treatment, as well as detoxification processes in the days following the event.

Excerpts from the feedback received after the event are shown below.

Our next group distant healing event for 2017 will be happening on the Solstice of Wednesday, 21 June. All are welcome to participate. More info to be posted closer to the event!

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1 June 2017

 - Living in a city significantly increases the risk of psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices and paranoia, research has shown.

Young people growing up in urban areas were 40 per cent more likely to have had such episodes than their countryside counterparts.

For those living in areas with more crime, a whopping 62 per cent reported psychotic experiences.

Dr Helen Fisher, one of the researchers from King's College, said: 'These findings highlight the importance of early, preventative strategies for reducing psychosis risk and suggests that adolescents living in threatening neighbourhoods within cities should be made a priority.

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31 May 2017

 - When it comes to your life goals, are you running towards your dreams or away from your fears?

This is a super important question to ask ourselves when it comes to goal setting, and it’s one that is often overlooked.

See, we all carry limitations and fears. Unfortunately, sometimes these limitations encourage us to tackle goals that resonate with the OPPOSITE of what we really want

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31 May 2017

 - Dalia Shurrab, a content writer and translator based in Gaza, receives payment for her work through online money transfer platforms, like many freelancers around the world.

But she can’t use PayPal. Despite serving nearly 200 million users in 203 countries, PayPal denies its service to Palestinians – though not Israeli settlers – in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

“PayPal’s restrictions majorly disadvantage Palestinian startup and tech companies,” Shurrab told The Electronic Intifada, “essentially rigging the game in favor of their competitors in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.”

The company cites regulatory concerns as the reason it denies service to Palestinians, although this ignores an established working relationship between the US Treasury and the Palestine Monetary Authority.

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31 May 2017

 - It’s called magnetoreception, and it refers to the ability to perceive magnetic fields. Several animals use it to find their way over long distances by aligning themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field. Sea turtles. honeybees, spiny lobsters, dolphins, migratory birds, and more all have a magnetic compass which allows them to use the information that’s coded into magnetic fields. We know little beyond that, however. How they use them, how they sense them, and what information they are getting from them remains up for speculation. For all we know, these magnetic fields could be used for much more than navigation for certain species.

According to Joe Kirschvink, the geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology who is currently testing humans for a magnetic sense, “it’s part of our evolutionary history. Magnetoreception  may be the primal sense.”

A recent study published by Kirschvink in the journal Nature Communications suggests that a protein in the human retina, when placed into fruit flies, has the ability to detect magnetic fields. The research claims that it can serve as a magneto sensor, but whether or not humans actually use it in this way is unknown.

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30 May 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 5/28 ~ Mercury (expression) ~sextile~ Neptune (dreams): This is a great energy for imagination, consciousness and intuition, however, keeping a good filter to distinguish between your own perceptions and what you are picking up from those around you will be crucial to success...

5/29 ~ Mars (energy) ~oppose~ Saturn (stability): This energy is a mixed blessing so watch any extreme swings one way or another. Mars is all about energy, passion & movement and Saturn is all about stability, structure & foundation...

5/30 ~ Mars (action) ~sextile~ Uranus (breakthrough): This energy gives you the inspiration & original ideas that will fuel new action steps in your personal life. Patience & discipline are not the themes when these two get together, so beware of any urge to change for the sake of change...

5/31 ~ Mercury (ideas, thoughts & concepts) ~trine~ Pluto (rebirth & transformation): This activation makes any deep delving within easier and more fruitful. It encourages you to ask the deeper questions, clarify your deeper feelings and trust your intuitive gut feelings that are telling you something has to die so some other aspect of your consciousness can live...

6/1 ~ Venus (values & priorities) ~trine~ Saturn (stability & endurance): This is a smooth, easy energy that you can work with consciously and yield incredible, even tangible, results. It's a good time to define your terms where relationships are concerned because you are clear about your values & priorities...

6/3 ~ Venus (relationships, love & money) ~conjunct~ Uranus (awakening & liberation): This is an initiation of some wildly new values & priorities which have bubbling within for a while now. You are supported to shift, without apology, and remember, when you change, everything/one around you changes or goes away...

6/3 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~trine~ Jupiter (expansion): This is a blessing of Source energy fueling your biggest dreams & visions for your life, this lifetime. You are encouraged to take advantage of the good *vibe* available when these two get together to expand your life's direction in a big way...

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