By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel
An out-of-body experience (OBE) is precisely what the name suggests: an experience where your consciousness is separate from your body, which frees you to roam an open world while the body remains unconscious. It’s a common experience that’s linked to lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis.
Your experience with OBEs, lucid dreams, and similar dream-related phenomena depends on your mindset and the control you’re able to exert over your surroundings. Conscious sleep paralysis, on the other hand, is almost always a negative experience. Continue reading Out-of-Body Experiences: Is It Possible to Leave the Body? (Part 1/2)
“When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.” — Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener”
Ron Finley caught the public’s imagination when he delivered a highly entertaining and inspirational TED talk in 2013. A self proclaimed ‘Guerrilla Gardener,’ Finley plants vegetable gardens throughout South Central LA in abandoned lots, among traffic medians, and along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty, and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Since 2013, Finley has embarked on another project, The Ron Finley Project, which seeks to ignite a Horti-cultural Revolution. Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition, and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing, and sharing the best of the earth’s freshly grown food. Continue reading The Inspirational ‘Gangsta Gardener’ Is Making LA An Edible City
By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
Having given everything I’ve been, had, and done to God, retaining only his love, I now begin to see a thing or two about how things work.
God’s love is not something we can own; only rent. We have to pass it along to others eventually, the sooner the better.
We can have as much of God’s love as we want, flowing through our heart and out to the world, providing we’re prepared to pay it forward. Providing we’re prepared to pass it on. Providing we’re prepared to share it. Continue reading We Can Have All the Love in the World, Providing We Pay It Forward
By Julian Rose, Waking Times
‘The show must go on’ as they say in the theatre. And indeed, so it would appear. Only this particular show seems to have no beginning or end. The curtain never comes down; there isn’t even an interval in which to draw breath and stretch one’s legs.
It’s a 24/7 bonanza, and the cost of a seat is almost certain to put you out-of-pocket. In spite of which, the auditorium is full of expectant faces staring up at the unfolding scenes and drinking in the drama being staged for their consumption.
So few actors, so many spectators. Yet the actors hold the attention and the spectators soon forget that they are in a theatre and have paid for their seats. Continue reading We’ve Been Sold a Lie – Time to Stop Watching the Show
By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has just asserted that a delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on the kratom plant would stifle scientific understanding of the herb’s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties – if it goes through.
The special report cited the pharmacologically active compounds in kratom, including mitragynine, 7-hydroxymitragynine, paynantheine, speciogynine and 20 other substances as a reason to preserve rights to study it. Previously, only a couple of components were relatively known and, as it turns out, the government appears to have a keen interest in patents on them.
Additionally, the report stressed the vast amount of anecdotes and current research that demonstrates the herb to be a safe and non-addictive alternative to opioids which have proven to be disastrous and even deadly. There are now more people addicted to opioids than nicotine.
Study author Walter Prozialeck, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, said: Continue reading Osteopathic Association: Kratom An Opioid Alternative, Ban Would Stifle Science
By Amanda Froelich, True Activist, Thanks to Conscious Life News
Sunday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of “water protectors” celebrated around the world – and specifically at the Standing Rock protest camp near Cannon Ball, ND – as word spread of the US Army Corps’ decision to deny an easement to Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SLP) for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, said in a statement:
“The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.” Continue reading Oil Company Responds To US Army Corps’ Announcement, Will Continue To Proceed With Pipeline
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
Focus today on living in the present. If you stay fixated on the future, you might miss opportunities that are in front of you right now.
Rushing to beat the clock will force you to waste the essential time you already have. Spend each moment today, thinking about your current purpose. This will allow you to fully live in the moment and make it yours!
By Neda Hasan, In5D.com
Not only is sunlight a way to make up for lost Vitamin D, but it is used to help stabilize the mood. You can shift stagnant, dull energy of the room by just opening your windows and letting light come through.
Solfeggio Frequencies and Binaural Beats, especially with the use of headphones, have been used to help diminish anger, depression, anxiety, and the list goes on. They are out there on Youtube for free. Check out 396 Hz on Audio Entrainment’s Channel. I would like to add that this is a perfect alternative for anyone who is lazy and reluctant to meditate. You can also listen to uplifting tunes that lift your spirit. Continue reading Top Twelve Ways to Raise Your Frequency To Attract A Vibrant, Enjoyable Life
By Josie Wales, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) — After four days of deliberation, a South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case against the police officer who killed Walter Scott.
Former police officer Michael Slager was caught on video shooting Walter Scott in the back five times from behind after a traffic stop led to a foot chase. At the time of the incident, Slager radioed that Scott “grabbed [his] taser” six seconds after opening fire and before there was any knowledge that he had been filmed. He claims he shot the father of four as he was running away because he was in “total fear” for his life. According to prosecutors, the two men were 18 feet apart from each other when Slager opened fire. Continue reading Judge Declares Mistrial in Walter Scott Case
By Dr. Kelly Neff, Wake Up World
Author and inspirational thinker Graham Hancock appeared on Lucid Planet Radio last week, to chat with me about his latest (2015) book, “Magicians of the Gods”, which continues his work of uncovering humanity’s hidden past. You probably recognize Graham Hancock as the author of bestselling books like “Fingerprints of the Gods”, or from his banned Ted Talk, “The War on Consciousness” – a must see if you haven’t already. In addition to his talks, presentations and books reaching an audience of tens of millions, in February, Hancock was voted No. 14 in the Watkins list of “The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.”
Listen to this interview if you want to find out why. Hancock is eloquent, articulate, passionate and thoughtful. To his millions of fans and supporters, he is a modern day real-life Indiana Jones, a hero who stands up to the insanity of a society that attempts to control our birthright to explore our consciousness and restrict us from asking tough questions about who we are and where we come from. Most importantly, he is incredibly humble and open to communicating with people. He goes out of his way to connect with his readers and fans, saying that without them, he would be “absolutely nothing”, calling them “the most important people in my world.” Continue reading What Can Humanity’s Hidden Past Teach Us About Our Future? An Interview with Graham Hancock