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13 July 2017

 - When was the last time you tasted the sublime?

When did you last feel wonder?

Can you remember feeling awed by something?

These are things we need, if we are to thrive. They are fuel for the higher human abilities. If we lack them, as is currently endemic throughout the West, our higher abilities will lag.

For lack of better terms we can call these feelings “upward movements of the heart,” and we are diminished when there is a lack of them. Without them we fail to develop our higher capacities and insights. We slide more and more toward becoming, in one critic’s words, “mere trousered apes.”

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13 July 2017

 - Many people recognize personally, and research has demonstrated that collectively, meditation, prayer, and intention can and does affect the world.

Below are some examples along with a very inspiring video that shares some remarkable insights.

In 1993 a successful experiment was performed in Washington DC in America to demonstrate the effect of a large group of transcendental meditators on crime levels. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993.

In fact, the findings later showed that the rate of violent crime decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 to July 30 experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion.

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12 July 2017

 - More than 350 million people on our planet suffer from depression, and it also has a profound effect on their loved ones. One of the most popular treatments, SSRI antidepressants, is risky, expensive, and not terribly effective. This has prompted some scientists to look for alternatives, and it appears they may have found a good solution in the form of magnesium.

This mineral is vital for many of our body’s functions, including our blood pressure, heart rhythm and bone strength. It also helps fight inflammation in the body. Now, scientists from the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine have found promising results after a clinical trial involving the use of over-the-counter magnesium tablets in depressed patients.

In the blocked and randomized crossover trial of 126 adults using outpatient primary care clinics, participants with mild to moderate depression were studied over the course of 12 weeks. Some participants were given 248 milligrams of magnesium each day for the course of six weeks followed by six weeks without it, whereas those in the control group received no treatment for six weeks followed by six weeks of magnesium. All participants were given biweekly assessments of their depression symptoms.

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11 July 2017

 - Without much more than a whisper from the mainstream media, Monsanto’s newest Frankenfood has received full EPA approval and will be arriving on dinner plates by the end of the decade. The implications of this are harrowing, to say the least.

While you may not have made up your mind on the dangers of GMOs, you likely feel entitled to know when you’re consuming a food that is the product of laboratory research. For this reason, I am reporting on Monsanto’s latest food technology, unfortunately, already in the pipeline. And quite silently so. Both the dangers and the breakneck speed of development of this technology have gone largely ignored, even among activists deep in the non-GMO movement.

In order to truly appreciate the gravity of the situation, and why the EPA's approval of RNAi corn intended for human consumption, is so concerning, it will first require a little background information on the fascinating topic of non-coding small RNAs, and their formidable relevance to our health.

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11 July 2017

 - “No-one will ever silence me, and I will speak my mind,” says 16-year-old Leanne Mohamad, a British-Palestinian activist, to enthusiastic applause at the Palestine Expo.

“At school, when I was studying geography of the Middle East, Palestine was never mentioned. In history it was never mentioned, in religious studies, it was never mentioned. That’s why Palestinians describe themselves often as the forgotten people.”

“I stand before you today as evidence that children will never forget.”

Mohamad’s speech on Saturday summed up the passion, sumud and strength of the rising generations in both the UK and Palestine during Europe’s largest cultural event on Palestine.

The event that Britain’s Israel lobby tried to ban attracted some 16,000 people over two days. Coordinated by the UK non-profit organization Friends of Al-Aqsa, the event was located within Britain’s political hub, Westminster, in the publicly owned Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

Held on five floors, activities included traditional Palestinian dabke, Palestinian cooking demonstrations, spoken word, film, interactive installations, a large market-place, a food hall and other events.

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10 July 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 7/9 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~oppose~ Pluto (purification & transformation): This energy can/will create very intense encounters with others, possibly revealing things about you which you may not have been aware of, misunderstood or have chosen to ignore thus far. This energy provokes power struggles and/or challenges with authority figures where you may have to stand up for yourself...

 - 7/14 ~ Mercury (your voice) ~sextile~ Jupiter (expansion): Where the above (Sun sextile Jupiter) is more about YOU, this activation is more about your consciousness, ideas, thoughts & concepts (Mercury), which Jupiter expands in some way, helping you to 'think bigger', edit your personal Story and step up your game in some way. This is also a great energy to work with if you are in school, learning something new, expanding your knowledge base or gather new tools & information to support your goals...

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10 July 2017

 - To those who are safely housed, a homeless person is apt to inspire feelings ranging from fear and disgust to pity.

The number of people facing housing insecurity, already on the rise, began to climb more steeply as a result of the Great Recession. This upward trend will likely be exacerbated if President Trump’s proposed cuts to food stamps, Medicaid and housing subsidies are enacted, which will force even more to make a choice between food on the table and a roof above their heads.

To those who are safely housed, a homeless person is apt to inspire feelings ranging from fear and disgust to pity and guilt.

Such negative responses are rooted in longstanding myths about “hobos,” “Bowery bums,” and “bag ladies.” Some may believe that homeless people are free spirits who simply prefer to live outside. More likely, they’re viewed as misfits – dysfunctional, threatening, potentially criminal.

Above all, they are not like us.

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9 July 2017

 - Sound healing is not a ‘new’ method of healing. It’s been around since at least the invention of the Royal Rife frequency machine. Ancient indigenous cultures including the Egyptians, Tibetans, Sumerians, Aboriginals, etc. understood the power of vibration more than 5,000 years ago for treating a whole handbag full of illnesses.

Technological sound healing devices began appearing in 1928 when German scientist Erwin Schliephake discovered that sound accelerated healing, but the use of gongs, symbols, bowls, crystal, and even the Great Pyramids of Egypt also provided advanced sound healing before these inventions were introduced.

Rife is credited with being one of the most forward thinkers in the 20th century because he discovered a cure for cancer simply by using vibrational energy – or sound frequencies. He talks about it extensively in his book, “The Cancer Cure That Worked.” His work was a re-discovery of ancient mathematical principles of sound.

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9 July 2017

 - The Italian Senate has proposed a more relaxed version of a controversial law on vaccines for school children, with fewer vaccinations considered compulsory and reduced penalties for those who don't comply.

The number of compulsory vaccinations will be reduced from 12 to ten, while financial penalties against parents who fail to vaccinate their children will be significantly reduced.

The amendments made in the Italian Senate also scrap the obligation to report parents who don't comply with the law to authorities - a move which could, in extreme cases, have left parents at risk of losing custody.

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8 July 2017

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8 July 2017

 - Cannabis use for medicinal purposes is constantly becoming more common and widely used as we head into what could be described as a more accepting era. As global understanding of the use of cannabis to benefit cancer patients in a positive way increases, more medical technology is being used to explore options of using it. And with this comes new innovative ways to use cannabis to utilise the benefits that it brings to its utmost potential.

One of these new methods involves a creation of  medicinal cannabis in the form of a transdermal patch. Created by a company that specialises in the specific medicinal powers of marijuana, the new method is a completely unique way for patients to get the benefits of the plant.

The skin adhesive means that the medication inside the patch is absorbed into the body by the skin. Particular chemicals are released over time by the patch, which then works to combat neurological nerve pain. Some reports claim that this could be the best way for patients to receive medicinal cannabis, and no negative side effects have been found for this method so far.

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