Self-Knowledge and the Universal Mind

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 226th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

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Following last week’s segment on enlightenment and an article I wrote this week about the power of “no-mind”, let’s learn about the mind from spiritual teachers who encourage us to transcend its illusions and be open to the higher consciousness beyond it.

The mind is an undeniably important instrument that we shouldn’t waste. It can be used for amazing creative and intellectual achievements, but I recommend keeping it open, empty, and receptive to a higher consciousness if you want to see what it can really do.

You’ll feel better if you empty the mind than if you indulge its endless stresses, which leads to unhappiness and the feeling that you can’t escape your own negativity.

I enjoy reading spiritual guidance on the mind, and rather than condemn it, these teachers encourage us to understand it for what it is and use it to support rather than inhibit our evolution.   Continue reading Self-Knowledge and the Universal Mind

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Good News From Around the World (December 3/16)

By Dallas Jeffs, Wisdom Pills

Earth and The Environment

India Builds World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Newly released images show the world’s newest and largest solar power plant in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, India. The new plant covers 10 square miles of area and has a power capacity of 648MW – surpassing the previous record holder, California’s Topaz Solar Farm, by 98MW. (AlJazeera.com)

Dallas to Become Home to Huge Urban Nature Park

Officials in Dallas, Texas, have announced the city’s plans to build one of the largest urban nature parks in the United States. The “Nature District” is set to incorporate 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, as well as a section of the Trinity River. Engineers are working to design the nature park around a natural floodplain, in order to both protect the city from flooding and provide an incredibly lush green space. (Inhabitat.com) Continue reading Good News From Around the World (December 3/16)

Awaken Your Unlimited Healing Potential

By Therese Wade, Antara Healing Arts, Thanks to Conscious Life News

The healing potential of the human being expands far beyond the world’s general understanding. Evidence can be found for this throughout all cultures and their related spiritual belief systems.

Years ago, I was confronted with a serious health crisis that was unresponsive to both conventional and alternative medicine. As a result, I began to research and explore the realms of psychic healing, shamanism and deep meditation.

I discovered fascinating examples of individuals who overcame “incurable” physical illness and extreme trauma with an open mind and a determined spirit. This inspired me to begin a journey inward through silence and meditation that led to the awakening of a primal healing force which lies dormant within the human being, waiting to be activated. Continue reading Awaken Your Unlimited Healing Potential

Enhance Spiritual, Mental And Physical Well-being With A Pineal Gland Detox

via Body Mind Soul Spirit

A tiny gland in the center of the brain named the pineal may seem insignificant, but researchers have found it to be vital for physical, mental and, many believe, spiritual health.

Through poor diet, exposure to toxins, stress and modern lifestyle choices, the pineal gland becomes hardened, calcified and shuts down. To awaken this gland from its slumber, detoxification is necessary using diet and herbs, sunlight and pure water. Continue reading Enhance Spiritual, Mental And Physical Well-being With A Pineal Gland Detox

The Mysteries, Myths, And Magic Of Meditation

By Morag, In5D.com

What is meditation?

Meditation is prayer, before the kabal took the heart from it. Meditation is sacred ritual before it became outlawed as wiccan and wicked. Meditation is being one with nature before we were plugged in to the 3d matrix. Meditation is being still, at peace, present and connected.

We meditate when we walk in nature. We meditate when we color in. We meditate when we dance, free and connected to the music. We meditate when we quieten our ego and hear our soul. We already do it. If you step off the grid, step into your bubble of present you are tuning your cellular frequency to the universal frequency of peace, love and abundance. Continue reading The Mysteries, Myths, And Magic Of Meditation

George W. Bush’s Latest Paintings Are Chilling

By Jake Anderson, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Texan George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States and one of the architects of the War on Terror, has become quite the impressionist since leaving office. First, he started with renditions of flowers, landscapes, and even semi-nude images of himself in the bathtub (released thanks(?) to Guccifer).

Then Bush moved on to world leaders, including Tony Blair, the Dalai Lama, Angela Merkel, former Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, and even Russian president Vladimir Putin. Continue reading George W. Bush’s Latest Paintings Are Chilling

Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During the Winter Chill

By Dr. Edward Group, Wake Up World

Winter is a busy, festive time of year. It’s also a time when more people tend to get sick. What exactly is it about this time of year that encourages aches and sniffles? “Catching a chill” has long been suspected as a cause of winter ailments and, for just as long, has been dismissed as folklore.

Can You Get Sick from Cold Weather?

It is true that exposure to cold temperatures constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow. Conceivably, this could weaken the immune system since it means fewer protective white blood cells make the rounds.[1] But cold weather alone will not make you sick. Harmful bacteria and viruses are to blame, although some are easier to catch and spread during cold, dry weather.[2, 3] Continue reading Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During the Winter Chill

Treat Depression With These Proven Natural Remedies

via The Mind Unleashed

Depression is estimated to affect 350 million people worldwide.

Traditionally it’s treated with medication, but new evidence suggests certain foods and nutrients may be highly influential.

This could be revolutionary considering less than half of those affected receive formal medical treatment.

This article looks at what foods and nutrients may help, particularly for dealing with major depression. Continue reading Treat Depression With These Proven Natural Remedies

A Plea From a Buddhist Monk May Change The Way You Feel About Animals

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

I find it fascinating how, as a society, we so easily and thoughtlessly justify the murder of millions of animals on a daily basis, but find it heartbreaking to see a dog being abused or a dead animal lying on the road. Why the double standard?

Why do we pick and choose which animals to love and which to kill, experiment on, and exploit? Sometimes you’ll hear people say, “Well, dogs are smarter and cuter, they’re man’s best friend!” But in reality, pigs are much smarter than dogs and enjoy human companionship just as much, provided they are being treated correctly.

All animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and experiencing emotion — and they all want to live! Their sole purpose on this Earth is not simply to feed hungry humans. In some parts of the world it may remain necessary to eat animals for survival, but in those cases, the animals at least had a fighting chance, and likely lived a full and happy life before being hunted. People who  hunt to survive generally respect the animals, give thanks for their offerings, and use every part of the animal. Continue reading A Plea From a Buddhist Monk May Change The Way You Feel About Animals

One Foot on Dry Land

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I’ve just been through 24 hours of upset – the kind that goes with the territory – and watched myself respond.

Something I did was called unwise – and it was. My apologies.

However, holding myself back from going into Third Dimensionality with the mushrooming upset was hard, probably rigorous, work.  It gave me a possible glimpse of things to come.

The state of consciousness I was in as this upset progressed is what Werner Erhard might have called “jeopardy.” I’m still in jeopardy of falling back into Third Dimensionality. I’m not out of the woods yet. My behavior is not necessarily reliable. Continue reading One Foot on Dry Land