By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
Since the 60s, psychedelics have had a reputation as drugs that hurt rather than help the mind. New research suggests this mindset could be incorrect.
To the dismay of anti-drug crusaders, studies are finding the drugs on this list to help their users cope with common psychological problems. Simply put; they’re good for the mind.
Scientific American reports that research into psychedelic drugs increased substantially after Albert Hoffman discovered LSD. (1)
The effects of these drugs on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction (among other mental health issues) would’ve been well-known back then were it not for the “increasing government conservatism” of the time, Scientific American reports. This created a decades-long halt in research. Fortunately, scientists and researchers are once again studying these drugs’ mental health benefits. (1)
Continue reading These 5 Psychedelic Drugs Provide Profound Psychological Benefits
By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
It’s undeniable that the drug epidemic in America is out of control. But who is to blame, and how can we end it? There are various issues to look at concerning the war on drugs, but opioids remain a significant area of focus.
Doctors are undeniably overprescribing such drugs, and yet, when people find themselves addicted, their lives overturned and loved ones lost, they find themselves in a new form of addiction: incarceration. People in power find it all too easy to jail addicts, and yet many addicts find that it is their only avenue for dealing with their addiction. Continue reading New Method For Helping Those Struggling With Drug Addiction Is Giving Them Serious Hope
By Bob Mangroo
Since December of 2012, planet Earth entered a new energy and a new consciousness. As we look at the world today, it is tempting to think of it as dark and falling apart. We are, however, in a transition process.
Humanity is moving into higher consciousness, and we now have more positive energy on the planet than we have negative. For centuries, we functioned from an old, negative consciousness of war, violence, cruelty, and the need for power. This is now changing. The change may seem slow; but, humanity is shifting toward peace, cooperation, and compassion. Continue reading Old Soul In The New Energy
By Phillip Schneider, Waking Times
In an unprecedented wave of censorship, multiple leading independent media outlets have been hit with modern-day guerrilla tactics by globalist corporations in collusion with the deep state. Both Natural News and InfoWars, and even Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, have faced intimidation, harassment, and economic sabotage solely because they publish content which discredits the mainstream media and the political establishment.
The debate over the right to a free and open internet has been in the works for a long time. From CISPA to the ever-looming internet ID, our fight for the right to remain free and anonymous online has been a tough one. However, the recent plethora of very targeted and deliberate attacks against prominent figures in the independent press are setting the stage for another big wave of censorship unless we halt it now. Continue reading Attacks on Independent Media in Unprecedented Wave of Censorship
By Daisy Luther, Natural Blaze
If you prefer to avoid genetically modified foods, here’s another one to avoid. GMO potatoes will be joining GMO apples at a store near you very soon – if they aren’t there already.
Last week, the FDA added their approval (again) to that of the EPA, giving the go-ahead for these potatoes to be planted this spring for harvest in the fall.
The rollout of the spuds has been cloaked in a fair bit of secrecy. Generally, one would expect something “new and improved” to be presented via a high-budget advertising campaign, press releases, and a giant hurrah. But, since marketers know that the public doesn’t really want anyone messing with the genetics of their favorite root vegetable, they’ve just sort of snuck them into the food supply. Continue reading GMO Potatoes Will Hit Stores and Restaurants Soon – If They Haven’t Already
Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time
It is totally ok to be aware of your own weaknesses. By doing this, you will actually enable you to build more strength.
Do not be ashamed of any shortcomings, rather focus on how you can improve and where you can put in more effort. Overcoming your weaknesses and find strength in yourself that will benefit you more in the long run.
By Aletheia Luna, Loner Wolf, Thanks to In5D.com
Trickster is at one and the same time creator and destroyer, giver and negator, he who dupes others, and who is always duped himself … He knows neither good nor evil yet he is responsible for both. He possesses no values, moral or social, is at the mercy of his passions and appetites, yet through his actions all values come into being. ~ Paul Radin
When Trickster archetypes prance and prank their way into your life, it’s time to pay attention!
Tricksters defy duality: they are both light and dark, heroic and villainous, foolish and wise, benign and malicious. At the same time they’re lovable, they’re also hateful. At the same time they’re friendly, they’re also fearsome. If you feel drawn to, or repulsed by, the Trickster archetype, this is a clear sign that you need to explore the hidden parts of your nature more. Continue reading 11 Trickster Archetypes That Provoke and Heighten Your Consciousness
By Brianna Acuesta, True Activist
This designer is looking forward to the future.
In an era when humans are taking from the Earth much more than they’re giving, it’s important that developers continue to create sustainable solutions that the globe is facing or will face in the near future. The water crisis that is impacting the whole planet, caused primarily by climate change and overpopulation, calls for new ways to produce water even when traditional natural resources are scarce so that people don’t die of dehydration.
It’s projected that in 2040, 33 countries are expected to face extreme water stress, and many of these nations have huge expanses of arid land with no visible source of water. It’s information like this that inspired Ap Verheggen, a designer from the Netherlands, to develop his latest idea for addressing the pressing problems surrounding water. Continue reading Solar-Powered Handheld Vessel Can Turn Hot Air Into Cool Drinking Water
By Mike Blue, Wake Up World
For about twenty years of my life, from my last day on university campus, I would wake up each morning with the bleak prospect that for yet another precious day, I would sell my time and my soul to the highest bidder in this grand farce called work. For those two long decades, work was something I did consistently, obediently, and for the most part unconsciously.
Today however, like all of my days now, I wake to no such prospect.
It is an hour before the sun will send its first rays of today through the palm tree army lined up on the far side of the bay. It is the last day of my current stay here in Sorake Beach, Sumatera. I plan to trade this day, when it shows itself, for a lasting impression in my mind of all of those things that I appreciate most about this place and its people. I will donate the day to a living revision of some of my favourite things. Continue reading Why We Should Question Our Concept of “Work”
By Frank M. Wanderer, The Mind Unleashed
The awakened teachers urge the spiritual Seeker to stay silent, submerge into the inner silence, free of the Mind, and the source of the pure Consciousness!
Very few people are, however, capable of doing that, because they still seek the silence with their mind, that is why the entire venture may seem to be very complicated. The spiritual Seekers who have recognized the futility of the world of shapes and forms but only found a general inner confusion in its place are not left alone. They are led out of the confusion, meet the Master (sometimes in the form of a book), who will hold their hand and lead them to the gate of the world without shapes and forms. There is a proverb: Continue reading A ‘Magic Book’ as a True Master of Your Life