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Christina Sarich

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Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and *See the Big Picture*. Her blog is Yoga for the New World . Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing The Body And Mind Through The Art Of Yoga.

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The world is in desperate need of alternative energy, and Australia just rode the wave, quite literally, into a new energy paradigm. Using the Perth Wave Energy Project’s CETO 5 wave energy generators developed by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, the movement of the ocean is creating renewable, sustainable energy – which can even be used to make potable water through desalinization.

For now, the CETO 5 wave generator  is being used to provide energy to a nearby naval base, but future installments of the electricity-generating technology are in planning stages. 3 CETO units channeling energy from the ocean are plugged into a power grid for 14000 cumulative hours of energy.

The below video explains how the CETO 5 works. 240kW buoys tethered to water pumps covert the movement of the ocean waves into high-powered water which is then used to create hydroelectricity to power a reverse-osmosis desalination plant.

Carnegie Wave Energy claims the technology doesn’t harm ocean life, causes no pollution, and can be placed at different depths of the ocean, so as not to be affected by storms.

Ian Macfarlane, Federal Energy Minister of Australia says:

“Wave-powered generation could hold the key to viability of renewable energy because it was predictable and could run all day. This is one of the great success stories in innovation in renewable energy.”

Australia is one of many places on the planet that can harness wave energy effectively to provide electric energy to its citizens, but there are many more locations around the planet that could benefit from similar technology.

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Click for larger image. Source: http://carnegiewave.com/

Free energy technologies have been suppressed by the JPMorgan and Bush family corporate energy cartels for far too long. JPMorgan Chase is one of the five major financial institutions of the US, but many Americans are not aware of their history of crime. The company has employees all over the world, with assets of over $2.5 trillion. Just a cursory view of the last several years of JPMorgan Chase’s annual reports reveals numerous illegal activities. Here are a few:

• In 2011, the company agreed to pay a $35 million settlement fee to military families that claimed they were overcharged on their mortgages, a violation of the Service Members Civil Relief Act and Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
• In 2012, JP Morgan Chase paid the US government $659 million to settle charges that it charged veterans hidden fees in mortgage contracts.
• Also in 2012, the company paid a $1.2 billion settlement for conspiring to set the price of credit and debit card interchange fees.
• In 2013, the company paid $80 million in fines and $309 million in refunds to customers who were billed for credit monitoring charges that the bank never provided.
• Again in 2013, they paid $4.5 billion as part of a settlement for defrauding investors in mortgage-backed securities.
• $79.9 million was paid in settlement fees for the illegal rigging of benchmark interest rates.
• $110 million was paid for overcharging customers for overdraft fees.
JPMorgan Chase paid over $410 million of an originally proposed $1 billion to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to settle a claim of bidding manipulation of California and Midwest electricity markets, otherwise known as energy fixing.
Millions more were paid by JPMorgan Chase for insurance fraud, facilitating Bernie Madoff’s embezzlement of $64.8 billion from tens of thousands of unsuspecting investors, and more.

There will soon be no need to burn fossil fuels, once technologies like these, and those created by genius minds like Nikola Tesla, are available for the common man and woman.

[1] https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/26336714/switch-flicked-on-for-wave-power-project/

[2] http://arena.gov.au/project/perth-wave-energy-project/

[3]https://magazine.good.is/articles/australia-ceto-water-power-wave-generator

http://breakingenergy.com/2015/02/26/aussie-wave-energy-deployment-makes-splash-but-next-project-will-be-real-test/

http://carnegiewave.com/

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The New Year starts with more positive news. Aldi Süd, a German supermarket chain with stores in the U.S., has become the first major European retailer to ban pesticides toxic to bees, including the neonicotinoids imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam, from all produce sold in their stores. [1]

The announcement was made January 1st, with the retailer expecting fruit and vegetable suppliers for their stores to comply with their new policy ASAP. The following pesticides will no longer be tolerated:

  • Thiamethoxam
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clothianidin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Deltamethrin
  • Fipronil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Sulfoxaflor

The decision to ban bee-toxic pesticides comes following public pressure, and follows another German retailer’s decision to ban the herbicide chemical glyphosate – another toxic compound that is fueling numerous problems.

According to a press release from Greenpeace, the chemicals are used on various commodities in Europe:

  • Thiamethoxam – applied to lettuce and endive
  • Chlorpyrifos, clothianidin – applied to kohlrabi, herbs, Brussels sprouts, head cabbage, cauliflower, and kale
  • Cypermethrin – applied to leek, head cabbage, and leguminous vegetables
  • Deltamethrin – applied to cauliflower, peppers, eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, pea, head cabbage, tomato, and lettuce
  • Imidacloprid – applied to apples, peaches, apricots, and lettuce
  • Sulfoxaflor was recently granted regulatory approval in Europe, despite calls and legal action to prohibit its registration [2]

The UK’s largest garden retailers, including Homebase, B&Q, and Wickes have already voluntarily stopped selling neonicotinoids.

These pesticides have proven to cause problems for bee reproduction, navigation, and foraging, as well as the suppression of bee immune systems. Just this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its preliminary pollinator assessment for the neonic imidacloprid which finds various residues of the chemical in crops where the pollinators forage, and confirms bees’ widespread and sustained exposure to the highly toxic and persistent chemical through poisoned pollen and nectar.

Sadly, requests for our government agencies to ban these pesticides have been ignored.

Thanks Aldi, for doing the right thing and protecting the bees!

Source:

[1] BeyondPesticides

[2] BeyondPesticides/resources/pesticide-gateway?

Source: http://naturalsociety.com

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Minds

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Every time you look into the world, you are looking inside yourself. Let that sink in. Let it permeate your most stubborn assumptions that ‘they’ or ‘it’ is causing the way you feel right now. This information is incredibly freeing, though heavy at first, once we accept it, and fully understand it.

You watch a dog leap into the air to catch a Frisbee at a park, frolicking with its owner on a clear, blue-sky day, and a huge smile creeps across your face. You created that experience. On the other hand, you have a long and tedious argument with a loved one over the same topic that seems to come up repeatedly, a broken record with no one willing or able to simply pick up the needle to place it on the vinyl in a location that will make music instead of a horrible, screeching noise, and it depletes you. You are sad and worried, and lonely. Though it is hard to acknowledge, you created that experience, too.

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How so? It all has to do with the fact that, as ancient spiritual teachings suggests, this world of experience is simply a holographic experience based on consciousness, or, as researchers have recently discovered in the field of neuroscience, it’s the way your mirror neurons respond to the witnessing of events outside yourself.

Mirror neurons are brain cells that respond the same when we perform an action or when we witness someone else perform the same action. They have been proposed to be the neuronal substrate underlying a vast array of different functions.

Mirror neurons were first discovered in the early 1990s, when a team of Italian researchers found individual neurons in the brains of macaque monkeys that fired both when the monkeys grabbed an object and also when the monkeys watched another primate grab the same object, though they weren’t doing anything.

Mirror neurons make us feel as if we were engaging in the same act that we observe ‘out there.’

Neuroscientist Giacomo Rizzolatti, MD, from the University of Parma first identified mirror neurons. Rizzolatti says that these brain cells help to explain how and why we “read” other people’s minds and feel empathy for them. If watching an action and performing that action can activate the same parts of the brain in monkeys–down to a single neuron–then it makes sense that watching an action and performing an action could also elicit the same feelings in people, but it goes a step further than modern science is yet ready to admit.

If we take the implications of mirror neurons and the brain’s response to ‘outside’ stimuli all the way to its end, and we couple it with an understanding of karma, which is simply the most consistent way that our brains tend to think, and thus act, then we can more fully understand how all experience begins and ends within us.

The way we see others is always a reflection, not in a metaphoric way, but in a physiological way, of how we see ourselves. The traits we see in others, are also traits, whether we want to admit it, that are prevalent within us. If we experience mostly calm, centered, happy people, this reflects our most consistent state of mind. If we experience mostly turmoil and drama, this also reflects what we think of ourselves at the most profound, subconscious level. The sooner we can come to terms with the mirrored emotions in others, the sooner we can quash negative reactions to other people’s moods, and actions.

An Exercise

Want to see how this works. Here’s a quick and easy exercise to see just what the mirror is showing you about yourself ‘out there:’

First, take out a piece of paper, and without thinking too hard about it, write down three people you admire, or are attracted to, and underneath, the ten things about them that you like. Now do this with three people you find it difficult to get along with. Don’t’ think too hard – and don’t try to analyze anything until the exercise is done. You should have six people listed with 60 traits total – ten for each individual. Now do the same with three experiences in your life – both positive and negative. List ten reasons under each experience that caused you to feel either good or bad about the outcome, or the experience itself while you were having it.

Now look at the results. What you see here is a list of all your most common traits – your good, bad, and ugly ‘Self’ as you have chosen to define it thus far in your life.

Ancient Wisdom

The yogic sutras provide similar ways to ‘clean the mirror’ so that you can observe clearly, the ways in which you are creating your world.

Meditation, for example, helps us to see what we are creating, but unveiling our reactions and attitudes. A virtuous transformation can happen when we follow the eightfold path as outlined by Patanjali, of yamas, or ethical restraints like choosing not to lie or steal, as well as niyamas, or observances which will help us to experience more blue-sky days, and fewer arguments and drama. Pratyahara, or sense withdrawal, allows us to see that our five senses keep us entrenched in an outward experience, usually causing us to forget that all things are created within.

It’s o.k. to eat our cake, go on a date, paint a masterpiece, or have a fit of giggles, just as long as you realize your internal state is providing those experiences. Eventually through Dhyana, or meditation, we connect with the Divine so profoundly, that there is no separation between object and subject. We simply ARE love, instead of experiencing it.
The Yoga Sutra scholar, Gary Kraftsow, says the yamas and niyamas represent the qualities of an integrated human being. Practicing them allows you to transform yourself, and to look into a different mirror.

“The path of practice begins with understanding and refining the different dimensions of who you are, and it unfolds progressively, not all at once,” says Kraftsow. “The whole goal of yoga is Self-realization, which can also be called freedom.”

What mirror neurons reiterate, is the ancient wisdom that WE generate our own actions, and our responses to others’ actions.

As Heyes wrote “[mirror neurons] intrigue both specialists and non-specialists, celebrated as a ‘revolution’ in understanding social behavior … and ‘the driving force’ behind ‘the great leap forward’ in human evolution…”.

Sources:
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct05/mirror.aspx
http://www.chopra.com/ccl/free-yourself-with-the-mirror-of-relationship
http://www.yogajournal.com/article/yoga-101/path-happiness/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3898692/
Heyes C. Mesmerising mirror neurons. Neuroimage. 2010;51:789–791. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20167276

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Gandhi was twice jailed at a prison called Yerwada in Pune, India, and his influence seems to have lingered there. Prisoners can now obtain papers for early release if they make top marks on their exam after taking an intensive yoga course.

Prisoners are eligible for release three months sooner than their expected incarceration length as an incentive to do well while staying there. The prison program director, Dr. Bhushankumar Upadhyay says:

“Yoga has been proven scientifically to improve the mental and physical condition. It improves our overall behavior and calms down our violent tendencies.”

Dr. Upadhyay explains that the Indian government allows remission to prisoners who show good behavior, and the Pune jail simply extends this to those who excel at yoga.

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The yoga program is six months long, and prisoners have to sit for the practical exam once the course is completed. Those who complete the course are also encouraged to teach yoga to fellow prisoners at other jails around Maharashtra state.

Dr. Upadhyay also hopes that, of the 1500 prisoners who initially participate in the program, many will take what they learn to other parts of India and even to other countries, using the yoga model as a way to rehabilitate prisoners quickly and effectively.

Along with the yoga program, prisoners can also gain early release for participating in the prison’s carpentry shop, or simply by displaying good conduct.

Yerwada jail has a history of success implementing innovative rehabilitation programs. It has taught inmates Gandhian principles in an educational program. Of those who participated in the year-long course of study, two-thirds of inmates believed their previous actions which landed them in jail were wrong, and wished to seek forgiveness from victims’ families. Prison officials also say that incidences of violence dropped significantly when the inmates participated in the course.

If the Gandhian Principles course has had such a profound affect on prisoners, it will be wonderful to see how effective the yoga program truly is for those inmates who choose to participate in it.

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/12024906/Early-release-for-prisoners-who-pass-yoga-test-at-Indian-jail.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerwada

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/now-practising-yoga-can-get-you-out-of-jail-quicker-248008.html

Images credit: IndiaTimes

 

A low-waste, circular economy usually brings to mind utilitarian structures, or hand-me-down clothes, but one architectural studio has taken 108 recycled wooden doors, and turned them into a stunning pavilion in the middle of Paris.

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Named Pavillon Circulaire, not for its shape, but for its creation from waste that’s gone full-circle, Encore Hueureux architectural studio has made an absolute masterpiece of something that might end up in the dumpster.

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Other reused materials include mineral wool for insulation reclaimed from a local supermarket, and leftovers from other construction sites, including the building of a retirement home.

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The floors and walls are made of recycled exhibition panels and the outdoor terrace was constructed from another project called the Paris Plage operation. All the interior lights, and 50 chairs were also found at recycling centers and public lighting stock.

Located in the heart of Paris at the Hôtel de Ville, the 70-square-meter Circular Pavilion it is free for public use for workshops, lectures, meetings and art exhibitions. It will remain at its current location until January 6th, and then be disassembled and rebuilt at Paris’ 15th arrondissement for use as the clubhouse of a sports association.

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The theme of making treasure from trash has been carried on in other buildings, too. There’s a home built entirely of recycled bottles which was inspired by a castle in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Inspiring in its own right is also the $500 ‘junk’ castle built by a high school art teacher that is mad entirely of salvaged materials. Shipping container homes have become all the rage, and one artist has constructed an entire island home by inserting plastic bottles in bags to make a floating paradise in called Spiral Island in Mexico.

With the sheer amount of unrecycled, non-upcycled ‘garbage’ that we create every year, if only a fraction of it were used in more creative ways, we could make a huge difference on the planet. The garbage patches, great floating islands of trash in the Pacific, and elsewhere need to be minimized, and our landfills are getting too full, leaching dangerous toxins into the soil. Novel, new ways of reducing what we use, minimizing the pollution caused by the usual construction cycle, and creating structures from trash, or just a few ways to treat this planet as the ‘treasure’ it truly is.

Sources:

http://encoreheureux.org/

http://inhabitat.com/stunning-parisian-pavilion-is-crafted-from-180-recycled-wooden-doors/

http://www.criticalcactus.com/beautiful-recycled-homes/

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The average, modern city produces thousands of tons of ‘garbage’ every year, and much of it ends up in landfills, burned, thus polluting the air, or worse, in the oceans, damaging precious marine life. All three of these waste disposal methods harm the ecosystem, and spit in the face of Mother Nature. Though we have prevented 87.2 million tons of waste from negatively impacting the environment from recycling and composting in recent years, there is one Japanese town that is taking the ZERO waste concept to an entirely new level.

Sonae Fujii of the Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu stands next to containers filled with waste
Sonae Fujii of the Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu stands next to containers filled with waste

The town of 1700 residents, Kamikatsu, is likely to become the first zero waste city in Japan, championing the practices of reduce, reuse, and recycle in a way that most cities cannot yet fathom, but should. If it seems an impossible task, it isn’t, but zero waste does take a profoundly different attitude and set of actions which every single member of the town participates in. Here’s how they do it:

• Recyclables are separated into 34 different bins. That means that not only is paper, and plastic separated out for reuse – or recycle, but so are old cell phones and electronics, food containers, and even recyclable metals like iron, tin, and aluminum. If you think separating trash for one container in your Suburban town in the US is a hassle, then you have a long way to go to meet the dedication of these Japanese citizens.
• Currently only 20 percent of the entire city’s trash is headed for a landfill, with the aim to make it zero by 2020. In previous times, the Japanese simply burned their refuse, further polluting the environment, so this is a huge improvement in waste management, and honoring all life in the ecosystem.
• Citizens bring their refuse that has already been sorted to recycling centers, the city does not do it for them. Talk about taking responsibility for a better planet! Instead of waiting for the mayor or some other city official to approve a bill for recycling, they just do it themselves. A documentary by Seeker Stories interviews a resident who says, “If you get used to it, it becomes normal. Now I don’t think about it. It’s become natural to separate the trash correctly.”
• The town has a factory that finds ways to repurpose items which have been discarded or are no longer useful in their current form. New clothing is made from old material, and gifts are made from items that would have ended up in the trash bin.
• The town also has a ‘circular’ which could be compared to sections of Craig’s List where people are encouraged to list items to trade or give to others, when they are no longer in use.

Zwia.org, or the International Zero Waste Alliance has more ideas about how you can reduce the trash you create. Even businesses are trying to find more ways to recycle or repurpose non-toxic items so that they are not incinerated, sent to landfills, or put into the environment.

If this small Japanese town can do it, then we can all imagine an industrial system in which nothing ever really ‘dies’ or gets discarded. The highly “unnatural” processes of chemical engineering, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and disposal would all aspire to a state of nature, where anything and everything is a renewable resource. The familiar “reduce, reuse, recycle” would apply not just to products at the end of their life span, but to the materials and methods that created them throughout their cycle of use. This is a dream for sustainability we can make a reality.

Sources:

http://www.epa.gov/smm/advancing-sustainable-materials-management-facts-and-figures

http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/gmprecaution/

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/03/11/a_world_without_waste/?page=full

We’ve all heard the expression,they were just born that way,’ and while our genes are our genes, there is much we can do to change them, contrary to long-standing beliefs in medical and scientific circles to the contrary. Through ‘gene expression’ a whole new world is available to us, and it all happens through the choices we make.

Not all of our genes are active all the time, and scientists have only recently admitted that behind the deterministic view that our genetic code is ‘locked’ once we get it from our parents, we’ve learned that epigenetics and gene expression affect genes at a profound level. In fact, the human genetic code has layers of information, which only gets turned on when certain environmental cues occur.

When the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s scientists incorrectly assumed that all it did was encode proteins. Only recently did scientists figure out that genomes use our genetic code to write in two different languages – one hidden on top of the other, quite literally.

“For over 40 years we have assumed that DNA changes affecting the genetic code solely impact how proteins are made,” said Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, the primary researcher for the discovery made by scientists at the University of Washington.

“Now we know that this basic assumption about reading the human genome missed half of the picture. These new findings highlight that DNA is an incredibly powerful information storage device, which nature has fully exploited in unexpected ways.”

What all this means is that you can inherit traits by other means than just the basic code of a sequence of genes given to you by your parents or grandparents. Chemical tags in the chromosomes of genes can get turned ‘on’ and ‘off’ when you are around happy people, you eat really healthy food, or you exercise every day.

Scientists stumbled on this fact when they were observing a certain strain of roundworms that seemed to be able to live 30% longer than its normal 2 to 3 week lifespan. There was no genetic trait that would obviously cause this, but even in roundworms that did not inherit the mutated strain of genes for ‘long-life’ from their parents, they could still live a long time.

Through studying phenotypes, scientists learned that even without changes to the DNA sequence, certain genes were told to stay on, such as to live longer, in the case of the roundworms, with the secondary language hiding ‘on top of’ the regular genetic code.

This means that you can instigate two chemical tags which are considered to be the backbone of DNA, methyl and acetyl groups, which can tell genes to turn on or off in different combinations to be healthier or live longer.

In the case of the roundworms, they ‘learned’ from their parents that they could live 30% longer, and even though they didn’t have the actual DNA sequence to support that life-extension in themselves, they could still carry it out.

In another study published in the Nutrition Journal, they explain that:

“Depending on the things you do, genes will activate or deactivate to compensate. Exercise, for example, will activate genes that are necessary for developing strength, size, or endurance.”

The means to arrive at this conclusion was found by comparing two diets in the study. One, the researchers called the “Prudent” dietary pattern and the other called the “Western” dietary pattern. The diets were characterized by high intakes of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for the former, and high intakes of refined grains, sugars, and processed meats for the latter.

Depending on what people ate, the researchers discovered enormous difference in gene expression. Over 2,000 transcripts that determine gene expression were different in men who scored at each end of the Prudent pattern, and over 1,000 were different in women. For the Western pattern, the differences between men and women were smaller, and women actually had a bigger difference in gene expression, with over 1,100 different transcripts compared to just over 1,000 for men.

If you think of the ramifications, which have already been alluded to by biologists like Bruce Lipton, the whole world is your oyster – you aren’t relegated to certain diseases or life outcomes based solely on your DNA. You can ‘teach’ your genes how to live better and longer. It doesn’t matter what you inherited from your parents, although if they made good life choices, they could definitely influence your genes to the positive side. Ultimately, though, gene expression is affected profoundly by choices you make every day.

When Lipton was asked to explain his own epigenetic experiments with cell cultures he said:

“This echoes, from a highly scientific point of view, what the intuitive and spiritual healers have been advocating for years: your mind can and does contribute to both the cause and healing of whatever ails you—including cancer.”

In the video below, Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist, and the author of “The Biology Of Belief” and “Spontaneous Evolution” talks about his life, his work, and how he sees the predicament of the human race.

Sources:

http://truththeory.com/2014/11/01/beyond-deterministic-genes-the-morphogenetic-field/
https://www.brucelipton.com/resource/article/epigenetics
http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/your-diet-can-change-your-genes
http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2010/06/study-identifies-proteins-that-extend-life-span-in-worms.html

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Some people pay dearly for a degree in solar engineering, but one charity is making ‘barefoot’ grandmothers into life-changing solar energy experts in a matter of months.

A global enterprise, with its start in India, Barefoot College takes elderly women, which many cultures cast aside as useless, relegating them to nursing homes and clinics, and instead, teaches them how to ‘electrify’ entire villages using only solar power.

Some of these women can’t even read, but they can build solar panels, and install solar lighting in some places that have been dark for decades due to the lack of infrastructure.

With the UN estimating that more than 1.5 billion people still live without electricity, the barefoot grandmothers have their work cut out for them.

The founder of the organization, ‘Bunker’ Roy, also believes in energy sovereignty, taking electricity away from a centralized, mega company, and putting it back into the hands of small villages and individual, empowered people.

Women from the Congo, Rwanda, and other impoverished nations have traveled to India to learn at the Barefoot College, convincing even their wary husbands, to invest in them and their communities.

To overcome language barriers, classes are taught mostly in sign-language with color-coded circuit boards. So far the college has trained 150 grandmothers from over 28 countries, and provided solar power to more than 10,000 homes that would have otherwise gone without.

Roy intends for the college in India to spark interest in other nations, in hopes of similar ‘barefoot’ solar colleges being built based on his model.

His model protects against the use of polluting fossil fuels, while protecting against energy company price spikes, and even ‘grid’ compromises that have even shut down New York City before.

There would be no need for such a huge investment in seeking out ‘terrorists’ who want to shut down our grid, if programs like these were more commonly implemented. As the New York times once reported, “windowless rooms from here to California, nearly 10,000 electrical engineers, cybersecurity specialists, utility executives and F.B.I. agents furiously grappled over 48 hours with an unseen “enemy” who tried to turn out the lights across America.”

India is shining brightly, and so are other nations – all because of solar and some grandmothers’ willingness to learn something new.

References:

http://www.barefootcollege.org/solutions/solar-electrification/

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/01/24/barefoot.college.india/

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-energy-choices/renewable-energy/solar-power-technologies-and-policies.html#.VlTiuXszek0

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/us/coast-to-coast-simulating-onslaught-against-power-grid.html?_r=0

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As America struggles with a ‘legal’ drug addiction like no other nation, are we missing something fundamental about how the body realizes true health? If we look at ancient teachings – those which have been around since well before the fairly new invention of ‘modern,’ allopathic medicine, which has only been in existence really since the 19th century, and the dawn of ‘germ theory, ’ instead of relying on the advice of an industry which has grown swollen with greed, might we not discover simple, profound measures to heal the body, once and for all?

Since the rise of western medicine, influenced by the ancient teachings of Greece, but somehow divorced from the more insightful teachings of that time, we have tried to sanitize the world to pieces. We remove limbs and organs with multiple surgeries, blast cells with radiation and chemotherapy, and treat our natural immune system like a four letter word. We give more vaccines than ever , yet somehow various ‘germs’ and ‘super bugs’ have taken over. We now have the first generation in history that will likely not outlive its parents.

You might say that modern doctors, with few exceptions, practice medical warfare, instead of true healing. All medical ethics have been abandoned for a Rockefeller-Rothschild-Jesuit influenced poisoned needle. In fact, the origins of vaccination, just one modern medical modus operandi, might shock you.

All Through the Help of a ‘Lady’
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Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ( Click image for Source).

The history of dumbing down a nation(s) with inoculation is much like the famous tale of the defeat of Troy using a wooden horse. Inoculation was introduced in India using Lady Montague as a smokescreen. Lady Montague wasn’t even a doctor. Women doctors did not appear until over 100 years later. In the year 1717, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was the smokescreen that the Jesuits used to introduce this religious rite into England. Lady Mary was not even a doctor. Inoculation or variolation was given the sanction of the Royal Family when two daughters of the Prince of Wales were vaccinated. Barbaric as this religious rite was; it was the human disease of smallpox that was injected into the bloodstream. Inoculation was the foot-in-the-door to prepare the people for something far worse.

Inoculation against smallpox is what led to the ‘vaccination generation,’ but this disease festered in the unsanitary conditions of poverty – as many illnesses do. Vaccines did not eradicate smallpox, quarantine and the improved and more hygienic living conditions of people is what stopped it from spreading. Since that time vaccines have been developed to include a host of carcinogens and other ingredients that could only rightly be called toxic waste.

Just some of the many toxic substances added to vaccines include:

• Mercury, which constitutes 49.7% of thimerosal (or thiomersal), realized to be a highly toxic agent. Mercury has strangely been beloved by allopathy ever since its inception; in fact, the 3 main treatments of the early allopaths of the 19th century were bloodletting, surgery and the injection of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury to purportedly displace disease.
• Aluminum, a known neurotoxin. One peer reviewed study suggests, “aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.”
• Aborted Fetal Cells/Human DNA. This is not a rare occurrence. Former drug company scientist Helen Ratajczak says that over 23 vaccines contain aborted human tissue with an uncanny link to autism. Another study by Dr. Deisher found a connection between the injection of human diploid cells and autism as well.
• MSG (monosodium Glutamate) – If just one meal containing MSG can cause serious headaches, what do you think it can do to the body when injected into the bloodstream via a vaccine? Processed glutamic acid can cause brain lesions and neurotoxicity. This adjuvant is added to MMR vaccines and others.
• Animal cells. All sorts of animals are used for this, including chickens, pigs, dogs, monkeys, horses, rabbits, cows and more. All these animal cells remain in trace amounts in the vaccine, as admitted by the FDA. Marti Oakley in an article on Activist Post entitled “Vaccines: Human and Animal DNA” points out that:
Cell lines, which can be derived from aborted human babies, can last for decades and are developed from a single type of cell. Yet it is known that after continuous culturing these lines begin to mutate into cancer-causing agents. If these cell lines do this spontaneously in the lab, what are the chances they are doing the same thing once inside the human body where the culturing never ends? … We are being injected via vaccine with bits and pieces of other human beings; with the bits and pieces of other mammals. Whatever the intended purpose of vaccines was initially, it is apparent that too little is either known or acknowledged regarding the potential adverse side affects from co-mingling the DNA of humans and animals and the potential for viral and bacterial cross-contaminations that can and do occur.
• The IARC’s ‘definite carcinogen’ Formaldehyde. This chemical is used as a preservative and biocide, commonly to embalm the dead. Even the US Department of Health says that this substance is highly carcinogenic. It can also cause brain damage and seizures.
• Also included are antibiotics, squalene, peanuts (which many people are highly allergic too) and GMOs.

History of Vaccination in the Medical Mafia

Ironically, Allopathy, Inc was created before the first world war when IG Farben of Germany merged with Rockefeller. As Guylaine Lanctot explains in The Medical Mafia :

“Vaccination stimulates the immune system, the body’s defense mechanism. Repeated vaccination exhausts the immune system. It gives a false sense of security and, in doing so, it opens the door wide to all kinds of illnesses. Notably, to those related to AIDS, which can only develop on ripe ground, where the immune system has been disturbed. It causes AIDS to explode. It ensures that the illness flourishes perpetually. Vaccination leads to social violence and crime. What better way to destabilize a country than to disarm its inhabitants, and reinforce police and military control? The authorities subtly create situations of panic and fear among the population which, in turn, necessitate the reinforcement of ‘protection measures’, including forbidding citizens from owning weapons. The authorities then come across as saviours and strengthen their control. It is certain that, in order to impose a single world army, one must first disarm the citizens of every country. One must therefore create violence, if they are to achieve this disarmament, particularly in the United States where the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution.”

So how exactly do eradicate disease instead of vaccinating ourselves into delirium and oblivion?

True Secret to Health

The answer is known to Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine practitioners, and to the true healers of ancient times. When the body is cleared of obstructions and toxins, the immune system can flourish, and fights all manner of microbes, superbugs, and viruses, all on its own.

Three Types of Ama

Chikitsatam vyadhikaram pathyam sadharanam aushadam prayshitam prakritisthapanprashanam itaman.

Translated, this Sanskrit text says we should “eliminate that which is not wholeness, that which is disrupting, by that which is suitable for the self, using procedures and preparations to restore the self, to re-establish prakriti (wholeness — our essential nature) and pacify by that which is conducive to health.”

In the West, we concentrate on manifest illness, and try to cure the body after it is well past its most prime ability to cure itself. In other cultures, dis-ease is handled while it is in its infancy, so that it can never take over the body in various forms of cancer, heart-disease, diabetes and more.

We have between 50-75 trillion cells, and they cannot respirate properly – that is obtain nutrients and expel waste, if they are not given a pure environment. Ayurvedic texts refer to the bioaccumulated environmental toxins, poor dietary habits, and the eventual mixing of toxins with our bodies’ cells, three stages of Ama, which does not translate directly into English, but most closely can be thought of as waste or toxicity.

Ama starts in the mind in the Ayurvedic culture, such as the erroneous thinking that leads us to make poor food and lifestyle choices. It later causes us to take up habits that allow toxic substances, both metabolic and environmental to clog up our digestive system, which eventually leads to horrible immunity.

The Root of All Disease

The very basic function of the immune system is to keep ‘bad’ things out, ‘good’ things in. If you think of it – this is exactly what the digestive system does when it is working correctly.

Dysbiosis is what happens when the ‘bad’ bacteria are running the show in your gut, instead of the ‘good’ bacteria that forms roughly 90% of your immunity. The standard American Diet (SAD) promotes bad bacteria in the gut instead of good bacteria, and once vaccinations are introduced into this environment, the immune system is often taxed beyond its capacity, leading to chronic disease, neurological failure, and in many cases, complete morbidity.

Simply put, ridding the digestive system of toxins, will restore the proper gut balance, and the body can heal itself from almost anything. This is why the concept of ‘saucha’ or cleanliness is a cornerstone of all yogic practices, and cleanses, such as Shankha Prakshalana , are carried out with almost religious fervor to protect against disease.

As Jay Pasricha, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology, reiterates, the gut-brain is hidden within the tissues of your digestive organs:

“The enteric nervous system doesn’t seem capable of thought as we know it, but it communicates back and forth with our big brain—with profound results. ”

That communication is so profound, it can even cause changes in your mood. Interactions between nerve signals, gut hormones and microbiota—the bacteria that live in the digestive system also signal the immune system to attack foreign invaders, instead of ‘go to sleep’ or attack the body itself.

Vaccinations were meant to ‘dirty’ the body and mind. Ancient healing practices were meant to clean them. You can choose your own path to health, but hopefully this information makes the decision to abstain from allopathic medicine a more interesting one.

References:

http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/legal-drugs-vs-illegal-drugs-are-we-fighting-the-right-war/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_medicine

http://www.livingwhole.org/vaccines-dont-work-here-are-the-facts/

http://www.themoderngnostic.com/?tag=medical-mafia

http://www.idiotsguides.com/education/world-history/quick-history-trojan-war-and-fall-troy/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Mary_Wortley_Montagu

http://www.livingwhole.org/vaccines-dont-work-here-are-the-facts/

http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/toxic-vaccine-adjuvants-the-top-10/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21568886

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/10/this-shocking-fact-is-never-disclosed-on-any-vaccine-informed-consent-form.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/06/08/msg-vaccines.aspx

http://www.naturalnews.com/037653_vaccine_additives_thimerosal_formaldehyde.html

http://www.whale.to/a/lanctot_b.html

http://www.mapi.com/ayurvedic-knowledge/detoxification/remove-deep-ama.html#gsc.tab=0

http://www.yogapoint.com/info/shankha_praksha.htm

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection

Featured image source: 1802 painting of smallpox vaccine inventor Dr. Edward Jenner vaccinating a room full of people who then sprout cows from their bodies. The painting illustrates popular 17th century fears about vaccination. The caption reads “The Cow Pock – or – the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation.” 
Source: National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Collection, “The Cow Pock – or – the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation,” ihmj.nlm.gov (accessed Jan. 7, 2010)

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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires & satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love’. He [Sri Yukteswar] added humbly. ‘If ever you find me falling from a state of God-realization, please promise to put my head on your lap and help to bring me back to the Cosmic Beloved we both worship’”. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi p.90

Human love is the beginning of our life-long journey toward the experience of the Cosmic Beloved. When we begin in this world, our hearts only know love. We are innocent, and our karma has yet to rear its head. Over time, our hearts become jaded, angry, lost, frustrated, hurt. We ‘fall’ away from the Divine Mother that holds us to her bosom, the ‘Cosmic Beloved’ that nurtures us so completely that we remember we ARE love. In a sense, our hearts are locked, and the key has been given to someone ‘out there’ who we believe will save us from our dragons. We’re so wrong to do this, but also so right.

Human Love is Imperfect

You see, human love is flawed. It is messy. It requires humbling, trial and error. We wear masks that we think others in this grand play will adore, or covet, or shrink from in some cases. Rarely do we show ourselves as we truly are, which is bare-ass naked, and vulnerable, helpless, and completely loved and loveable. Our humanity feels more nude than a Michelangelo sculpture come alive.

Then, when we sit before others, we don’t really offer our love or our presence, we try to fix them. It’s a damned good trap, and we’ve all fallen into it at least once before if we aren’t doing it right now.

Instead of giving our mindful presence, we judge, condemn and intellectualize how they are making a huge blunder, instead of just observing them learn from their own mistakes as we have, like a mother watching her child fall taking their first steps. That kind of love is rare.

Open Your Heart

So how do you offer unconditional love, and unlock your heart? There are very concrete ways to do this, and it all starts with breathing.

When we breathe, we take the focus of the selfish, intellectual brain, into the chest. As our lungs fill, our heart chakra opens more fully so that we can see others with our hearts instead of our minds. Our hearts are, in fact, much smarter than our brains anyhow. It’s electromagnetic field is up to 5,000 times stronger than the brain and it also has 40,000 sensory neurons taking in information from those around you and relaying it to your brain. AND activity in your heart can be measured in someone else’s brain via EKG equipment.

You can also spend time in nature, and absorb as much of the color green as possible. This is the color, or vibration most often associated with the heart chakra. If you like, you can even invoke a Goddess known to resonate with the heart’s vibratory pattern by saying the Saraswati mantra. Saraswati is just one incarnation of the Divine Mother, or unconditional love.

You can also do absolutely nothing. According to one of my often referenced yoga teachers, Satyananda, the Anahata [heart] chakra is concerned with will, feeling, touch and the skin, especially of the hands, all manifesting in arts such as painting, poetry and music, which, he says, are all aspects of heart energy. Anahata chakra is the lowest of the three non-earthly or spiritual chakras – Anahata, Vishuddhi and Ajna. Satyananda also states: “In the present age, at this moment, we, the people of this world, are passing through a phase of Anahata chakra. This means that this chakra is beginning to awaken in us, whether we are working on it or not.

If you still feel compelled to work on the heart to experience more love, you can actively practice compassion by giving to others. This can take many forms. You can give monetarily, emotionally, or even spiritually by just holding someone in a loving place in your mind – even if that someone is just you.

Finally, you can laugh at this ridiculous ‘earth’ play. The heart loves laughter and this will allow you to love in ways you never imagined. It breaks down walls and misconceptions like nothing else. Some even think laughter is the ‘secret’ love that holds relationships together. It turns out that humbling, ego-crushing laughter is the best.

“Many studies show that a sense of humor is sexually attractive, especially to women, but we’ve found that self-deprecating humor is the most attractive of all,” said Gil Greengross, an anthropologist whose findings, ‘Dissing Oneself: The Sexual Attractiveness of Self-Deprecating Humor’, will be published in next month’s Evolutionary Psychology.”

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ~Victor Borge

Featured image from: Artist Android Jones. 

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