By Wes Annac, Editor-In-Chief, Culture of Awareness
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If you kick a man, don’t expect him to stay down. Expect him to get up and defend himself. Most people won’t tolerate abuse no matter whom the abuser is, where the abuser lives or what culture they represent.
As is the case with western intervention in the middle east, aggression toward the abuser’s culture is often the result of the abuse rather than blind hatred with no sensible motivation. The anti-American sentiment championed by groups like ISIS didn’t spring up overnight for no reason. Continue reading This Is How the U.S. Creates Terrorist Groups Like ISIS
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
Yes, there are still many who would instantaneously think you’re completely bonkers for even contemplating any truth to the title above, but that comes from a place of innocent ignorance.
It’s easy to dismiss something without properly investigating the subject for yourself, and the thought of an idea like this still remaining in the category of a “fringe” type of topic is unsettling. The masses continue to ignore a tremendous amount of evidence that points to the fact that we are not alone, and that we’ve actually been visited. Continue reading A Top Secret Black-Budget Secret Space Program That’s Reversed-Engineered Extraterrestrial Technology?
The Watcher: Loving, Non-Judgmental Awareness
By Len Satov, http://www.lensatov.com, Aug. 31, 2016 (Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia)
Foundational to all forms of healing and change is our awareness. While this may seem obvious it is often not seen and used for that very reason. Without consciously using our awareness, we won’t notice our attack thoughts and judgments. I call this aspect of our true nature the Watcher.
This part of ourselves, when consciously practiced, expands very quickly becoming our greatest asset and ally in our healing. The Watcher notices what we are feeling, thinking, saying to ourselves and others, and how we interact with others – all lovingly and without judgment. It also acknowledges our progress. Continue reading Len Satov: The Watcher: Loving, Non-Judgmental Awareness
By Alex Pietrowski, Waking Times
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently reneged on their latest promise to reschedule cannabis and remove it from the list of schedule I drugs, which are classified as having ‘a high potential for abuse and the potential to create severe psychological and/or physical dependence.’
“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote…” [Source]
Continue reading 10 Studies from 2016 Further Confirming the Benefits of Cannabis – DEA Ignores
By Julie Fidler, Natural Society
You might love the idea of a soda tax or hate it, but for better or worse, the tax is being instituted around the country. A new analysis released by researchers at UC Berkeley shows that Berkeley’s soda tax seems to be working
Kristine Madsen and her colleagues surveyed people in low-income communities before and after the tax was voted for in 2014, making Berkeley the first California city to impose a 1 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.  Continue reading Do You Agree with Soda Taxes? Sugar Consumption Down in Berkeley Due to the Measure
By Zoe Davenport, In5D.com
Why looking at our shadow is integral to our spiritual awakening.
All shadow is is the lack of light and many spiritual practices shy away from our opposites – our shadow selves; this feeds the dark. This manifests into form to mirror back. Now is the time to embrace all our parts with an open heart and a willingness to look deep within, to understand, to embrace and to let go.
This takes courage for when we truly step into our shadow it is about accepting this is also a part of us and as the yin and yang of life there is no light without dark for we would never have the contrast to relate. Continue reading Are You Loving Your Shadow Self?
By Alice Salles, Anti Media
(ANTIMEDIA) During a recent interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the July hack of the Democratic National Committee, hailing it as a public service. But he also defended himself and his office against allegations regarding Russia’s involvement.
“Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?’’ Putin said, adding that “[t]he important thing is the content that was given to the public.’’ Continue reading Vladimir Putin on DNC Leak: “Does It Even Matter Who Hacked This Data?”
By Justin K. Marlatt, Wake Up World
This universe has been raped and pillaged by a Borg Consciousness  known to us as the Archons, or as I like to call them, the “Arecons”. But we humans have a very special mission to fulfill, to heal and uplift the entire universe and each other. We are divine frequency generators, the antithesis to duality — and this is why the Archons fear us.
The Arecons have no divine spark and are a byproduct of the holographic creatrix; we humans are not, our place is in the divine pleroma, the higher realms. Duality has two poles, negative and positive, good and evil, light and dark. This binary system of 1’s and 0’s is the energy that currently courses throughout our universal schema, and the Arecons will stop at nothing to keep it this way. Continue reading The Archons (“Are Cons”): Borg Consciousness versus Human Divinity
By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed
There are numerous dangerous side effects the fracking industry doesn’t want the world to know about, but in Victoria, Australia, farmers won’t have to worry about earthquakes, deadly chemical byproducts, and the subsequent damage to the environment and human health caused by this method of unearthing fossil fuels. Why? The Australian state has just made the unprecedented move to ban fracking along with ‘onshore unconventional gas’ exploration.
Outcry from local farmers helped to sway the government to make the historical decision, and though the lawsuits are already piling up in response to the fracking ban, causing stock shares in some Gas and Oil companies to plummet by as much as 50 percent, the local residents of Victoria are celebrating their victory. Continue reading State in Australia First to Ban Fracking to Protect Local Farmers