By Allie Stark, Collective Evolution
Presence is the powerful practice of being in the moment.
It is created through an acute awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and in our modern day society, being present doesn’t always come easily. The overstimulation and distraction that come from technology, social media, work, family life, social engagements, and the never-ending “to-do” lists regularly take us out of the now and into a memory from the past or a fear about the future.
Cultivating the power of presence comes from creating the space to observe one’s mind and one’s self. This skill of observation allows us to look at our own lives and the lives of others without attaching judgment or analysis. Using this awareness, we become mindfully attuned to all that is around us through our five senses (smell, touch, taste, sight, and sound) as well as our physical sensations — you know, those signs from our bodies that we often tend to ignore. Continue reading The Power of Presence, How “Living In The Now” Can Change Your Life
By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly,1,2 a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads.
Like many other nations, the U.S. overreacted to the news by increasing states’ mosquito eradication efforts. 3 Some early models estimated that 200 million Americans, about 60 percent of the U.S. population, would become infected with Zika this summer4 — estimates that were clearly vastly overblown. Continue reading Aerial Spraying is Not an Effective Strategy for Controlling Zika
By Anna Scanlon, Natural Society
Since 2012, scientists have suspected that the earthquakes plaguing Texas and Oklahoma are results of wastewater injections from fracking and conventional drilling.
And while they were relatively certain that the 2012 4.8 earthquake that rocked Eastern Texas was as a result of this phenomenon, they were still searching for definitive proof.
Now, a new study published in Science provides evidence to the theory with the use of a technology called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR).  Continue reading New Study Definitively Links Texas Earthquakes to Fracking and Drilling
via Kristen Cowart, Spirit Science, September 16, 2016
Our planet is a strange and wondrous place full of amazingly beautiful scenery all across it. There’s still so much to be discovered in the world, however, so sometimes when we see these incredible phenomena we find it hard to believe they’re real.
Especially since Photoshop has become so popular in doctoring photos. I can assure you that these natural wonders are entirely real even if your eyes refuse to believe it. Continue reading 11 Naturally Occurring Phenomena That Aren’t Photoshopped
By Ailia Mira, In5D.com
I’m in the VOID.
Do you feel it? The Void is that empty space where it feels like nothing is happening. It can be frustrating if you resist it, wanting everything to start moving and shaking. Or if you don’t recognize it.
The way to be with the void is to let go. Hang, and soften. Enjoy.
The Void is a natural part of upgrading and changing. As you continue to evolve, you’ll experience the void again and again. Given the deep shifts many of us have felt happening in this Eclipse Cycle, it’s not surprising to find yourself in this experience. Continue reading The Equinox, The Void And Letting Go
By Alice Salles, Anti Media
(ANTIMEDIA— Op-ed) The pharmaceutical industry is often the target of relentless criticism. But while the concerns brought up by said Big Pharma critics are often legitimate and unsettling, they are also the product of heavy government intervention.
Because misdiagnosing the disease — in this case, Big Pharma’s influence and its consequence — has been the standard approach among reformists, proposed medical solutions continue to kill patients. In other words, as reformists propose still more regulation and government involvement, Americans who fall victim to the cozy relationship between Big Pharma and government continue to suffer. Continue reading Big Pharma Spent Nearly $1 Billion Lobbying Government to Push Opiates — and It Worked
By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D, Wake Up World
The tiny seed of Truth is found in every human being. Similarly to the seed of a tree, the tiny seed contains great potentials. If the spiritual Seeker protects and nourishes that tiny seed, it will grow into the mighty tree of Truth. But it can only protect and nourish it, if it’s aware of its existence. How can the spiritual seeker realize this, and how can the Truth be revealed?
The World of the Forms and Shapes
A lot of people are unaware of that, and they try to find the Truth outside themselves, in the world of forms and shapes, wishing to make forms eternal. So the modest little seed in us stays dormant, waiting for better times.
The better times come when the spiritual Seeker realizes that all the external shapes and forms are transitory, so they turn their attention from the world of shapes to the internal world. Under the effect of turning inward, the small seed begins to sprout, and it starts slowly growing. I revitalizes the spiritual Seeker, and a deep desire arises in them to see the flower that the small seed may become. Continue reading Take This Simple Step to Know Your True Self
By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News
When we think of someone being Egotistical, most of us might think of those types of people that tend to disregard the feelings of others and only think of themselves. And most of us would probably agree that those types of people are not the most pleasant to be around, however is it ever good to be Egotistical? Well, yes and no.
The Ego in and of itself has gotten a seriously bad rep over the years, so I’d first like to take a moment to explain my take on the amazing tool I’ve come to discover the Ego to be, and to share so insight into how when used properly can send your life into a more positive direction, and not at the expense of anyone else. Continue reading Intuition vs Ego: Why You Should Actually Listen to Both