By Will Harader, Galactic Free Press
Truth is very simple, what’s true in this moment doesn’t require any thinking. It doesn’t take any analysis whatsoever, you just look and see. Your experience in this very moment is the Truth, all it takes is being open, seeing without filters. This is true meditation, observation without bias.
So why is this so difficult for most people?
You’re doing the exact opposite near constantly. You’ve taken this moment and turned it into an abstraction, this is the whole function of the mind. Past experiences are turned into concepts, and these are projected onto your present moment. Continue reading The Abstraction Is The Illusion
via J. Krishnamurti.org
Surely, to go far, you must begin very near, but to begin near is very difficult for most of us because we want to escape from “what is”, from the fact of what we are.
Without understanding ourselves, we cannot go far, and we are in constant relationship; there is no existence at all without relationship. Continue reading Krishnamurti Quotes: To Go Far You Must Begin Very Near
By Asoka Selvarajah, PhD., Body Mind Soul Spirit
Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds.
This is the power that all the great geniuses and teachers of history have accessed. It is also the place of magic and miracle in our lives. Here are the seven key steps to contact it:
1. Belief & Expectation: Transform Your World View!
The first step is to BELIEVE that you have a Higher Self to establish communication with! Then EXPECT every day that this communication will improve as you focus diligently on inner growth.
Without these two essential prerequisites, it is hard to achieve anything at all in life, even on the physical level. Continue reading 7 Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self
By Heather Callaghan, Editor, Natural Blaze
Unfortunately words like “environmentally friendly,” “green” or even “biodegradable” may just be a form of green washed, sleight-of-hand that have nothing to do with your or your pets’ health.
Since the 1990s, we’ve had a virtually unregulated uprising of chemical products. Back then, there were an estimated 80,000 to 120,000  unregulated industrial chemicals on the commercial market; and today it is estimated that there are least 84,000 of those chemicals floating around, signalling that the problem has only gotten worse.
Many of those products are serious endocrine disruptors and may be responsible for cancer, hormonal disorders or endocrinological-rooted problems such as thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue. Continue reading “Environmentally Friendly” Products Can Be Seriously Unfriendly to You and the Environment
By Amanda Monteiro, Collective Evolution
Magazines make the prevalence of sexism in our modern world painfully obvious.
By creating and sharing overly photoshopped images paired with headlines that question and purport to help solve the “problems” with our physical appearance, they keep the consumerist machine — which runs on our insecurities — going.
Artist Katherine Young couldn’t believe her eyes when a friend posted the front covers of Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life posted side by side. She even Googled the images to make sure that they were real. Continue reading Unimpressed Designer Completely Revamps ‘Girls’ Life’ Cover That Encourages Girls To “Wake Up Pretty”
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
Back in 1977, an eventful year for me (growth courses, gurus, trips to India), I had an out-of-body experience.
I awoke in a lucid dream, outside my body.
I rapidly returned. And I felt the transition of the spirit body from being encased or ensconced inside the physical body, to finding myself transferring to the outside – almost seeping through.
The difference in my experience was like night and day. The etheric body was like the finest gossamer. It’s hard to find something material to compare it to, even remotely. Continue reading Let Worry Go Now
By Jahan Marcu PhD., Waking Times
It’s been used traditionally as both a medicine and a textile. It’s reportedly helpful for treating drug addiction, and its consumption has never resulted in a documented death from toxic overdose. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers it a dangerous drug with no medical value.
No, this isn’t about Cannabis. This is about the leaves of a native Southeast Asian tree commonly known as “Kratom.” Its official botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa, and it’s the only natural source of opioid alkaloids other than the poppy plant. Continue reading Is Kratom the CBD of Opioids?
By Julie Fidler, Natural Society
On September 26, a marijuana-based childhood epilepsy drug took a step closer to winning approval when its maker announced promising phase 3 clinical trial results. 
Justin Gover, CEO of the British biotech company GW Pharmaceuticals, said that the children participating in the trial had previously tried 10 other anti-epileptic drugs. Despite using the medication, the young participants still experienced 3 seizures a day, approximately 90 a month. Said Gover:
“The impact that we have had that we have shown today is a hugely important potential breakthrough in the treatment of the condition called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.”
Continue reading Marijuana-Based Drug Nears Approval for Childhood Epilepsy