By Amanda Froelich, True Activist
To protect rescued elephants from a cold front in India, activists are knitting sweaters for the large land mammals.
It’s estimated that within the next ten years, African elephants will go extinct. To protect the beautiful, wise, and intelligent creatures, activists have gone to great lengths to deter and capture poachers who are intent on killing them, as well as rhinos, in the wild. Now, a group of compassionate activists is knitting sweaters for the large land mammals in India to keep them cozy and to show love. Continue reading People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Elephants To Keep Them Cozy
By Cherie Roe Dirksen, Conscious Life News
Why We Need Creativity
Not only do you as an individual benefit from lateral and imaginative thinking and then manifesting creation through your skill or expertise, but society benefits too.
Can you imagine the world without art, music, literature, hout-cuisine, architecture, landscaping and a host of other delectable contributions that others have provided since time immemorial?
We use art as forms of escape, relaxation, pensivity, contemplation, expansion, bliss and elation. Who are we, as human beings, without our love of art and creative expansion? Continue reading 5 Amazing Super Powers You’ll Develop When You Get Creative
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
It’s easy to feel like many things in life are unfair. But this perspective is not helping you shape a more positive future.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and stop blaming others for situations that did not go your way. Instead, choose the path of opportunity. While there might be pumps along the way, your commitment and sacrifice will give you a chance to make change.
By Amina Deb, In5d.com
Thankfully we are receiving much support and encouragement to let go of that which no longer supports us, that which no longer resonates with love and our version of joy.
We are encouraged to ask, “Do I feel good when in the company of this person?”; “Do I feel good in this situation?” If the answer is no, we are championed to let them or it go.
Generously we are reminded that none of this is personal, that it is merely a function of the laws of physics. Feeling “good” and feeling “love” is a higher vibration then the alternatives. Continue reading Having The Courage To Let Go
By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) As opioid addiction continues to plague many Americans, some are now hurting their pets to scam veterinarians into giving them prescription painkillers.
ABC affiliate, News 10, recently reported on the growing trend, specifically with regard to tramadol, an opioid painkiller originally intended for humans. The pharmaceutical analgesic was extended to animals when it was discovered it could be administered without having to change the formula, and now addicts are exploiting veterinarians who prescribe it.
One veterinarian, Dr. Lexi Becker, told News 10 “she’s heard of cases where owners will purposely hurt their pets to trick vets into thinking tramadol is needed to treat the animal. But in reality, the owners are the ones using it.” Continue reading People Are Purposely Hurting Their Dogs to Get Prescription Drug Fixes from Veterinarians
By Matt Toussaint, Wake Up World
I like to fly. Ungrounded, this mercurial mind will hip, hop, skip and otherwise free-associate itself into near oblivion before finding something solid to tether to. Daily, I confront the seemingly daunting task of supplying Mercury with something beyond a whim to do – meaningful, guided action that is focused to some end. This often results in several conversations with myself before the pen scribes; before the body obliges or I decide it’s time to eat. It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that one of the continuously playing mantras in my life-lesson rotation is on the need to ground myself.
After over a decade, I don’t quite have it down. Still, I’ve had some intensely spiritual experiences while performing mundane tasks like push-ups. I’m serious: the act of physical exercise – really, any kind of physical movement can be utilized – is a most effective means for grounding. Often just 20-30 minutes after a workout, my state of consciousness is so vastly different, I can’t even remember what the problem or resistance to starting the workout was in the first place. Continue reading Beyond the Ground: An Esoteric Lesson in Grounding
By Cassius Kamarampi, The Mind Unleashed
Just before the police chase which killed 3 people and injured about 25 in Melbourne, Australia (an unusual event in this area), the mayor and police of the city vowed to crack down on the homeless.
In Melbourne, authorities are poised to use force against people for sleeping in public.
Lord mayor Robert Doyle said he will argue for a ban on sleeping in CBD streets: this authority is willing to deprive the homeless of sleep, and possibly incarcerate them for having nowhere to go. Continue reading Melbourne Set to Criminalize the Homeless: Exiting the System, Using Community as a Solution to Poverty
By Kalee Brown, Collective Evolution
In all honesty, I’m a huge fan of watching movies. Of course I prefer movies with conscious undertones, but I would generally watch any movie that had a cool plot and good reviews. However, if I knew what was going on behind the scenes, I’m sure I wouldn’t have watched (and raved about) some of the movies I’ve seen. Continue reading Animal Abuse & Fatalities Leaked In Movies Like “A Dog’s Purpose” & “The Hobbit”
Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia
By Erin Blakemore, smithsonian.com, January 18, 2017
For most Americans, the Central Intelligence Agency is an enigma. Founded in 1947 as a civilian foreign service that gathers intelligence for the highest echelons of American government, the name can evoke everything from assassination attempts to aliens and mind control. But though more than 12 million pages of declassified documents from the CIA have been publicly available since the 2000s, they’ve been hard to access. Until now: As Jason Leopold reports for BuzzFeed, the agency just put millions of declassified documents online for anyone to search and view. Continue reading Over 12 Million Pages of CIA Documents Are Now Accessible Online
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
The meal above was one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve made in a long time. It was actually mouth-watering and surprisingly filling. I finally tried my hand at a quick vegan and grain-free, nutrient-dense meal and it was so enjoyable I just had to share it. You won’t find this at your typical restaurant.
The warm and warming vegan curry is great for a quick, winter meal that won’t cause bloat and is easy to clean up afterward. This easy-to-prepare dinner produced energy that lasted far into the evening – it was a pick-me-up. Later in the evening I was hungry and was fine after a light, nutritious snack. Continue reading Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Noodles Easy, Quick, Grain-Free