Laughter in an Insane World

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Let’s be honest: We live in a crazy world with a lot of well-meaning but crazy people. Unless you frequently meditate or go live in the mountains somewhere, it’s difficult to escape the insanity of our modern world.

Whether we care to admit it or not, most of us contribute to the craziness with our political beliefs (and the resulting lengthy Facebook posts), our religious or spiritual beliefs (and again, the resulting lengthy Facebook posts), and the way we generally treat people. Continue reading Laughter in an Insane World


How Monsanto & Bayer Are Trying To Take Over The Cannabis Industry

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

Responsible for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the pesticides that are sprayed on them, Monsanto is on the tips of everyone’s tongues lately. Health conscious individuals are doing everything they can to boycott this company and support others instead, even if that means opting for much pricier organic produce.

There are a number of reasons for their concern, including the fact that no long-term studies have been done to show the potential health effects of consuming genetically modified foods or the high levels of pesticides that came with them. The mere fact that this company is responsible for some of the worst chemicals ever created, including Agent Orange, DDT, asbestos, and aspartame, also contributes to this widespread mistrust. Continue reading How Monsanto & Bayer Are Trying To Take Over The Cannabis Industry

Saul via John Smallman: Love is All-Pervasive. All You Have To Do Is Open Yourselves Up To It

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The awakening of humanity is proceeding apace, and most enthusiastically, because, in spite of the unsettling and disturbing mainstream media news, people everywhere are beginning to see the Light and feel uplifted and inspired to make the daily intent, on waking in the morning, to be loving throughout the day, whatever arises. Doing only that is enormously powerful and effective, it is what you all incarnated to do – to be conduits for the Tsunami of Love enveloping the planet. Continue reading Saul via John Smallman: Love is All-Pervasive. All You Have To Do Is Open Yourselves Up To It

Both Gradual and Sudden – Part 1/2

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

My attention remains drawn to three different experiences I’ve had so far. They weren’t experiences of the non-dual reality. Two of them were the epitome of dualistic experiences.

I realize this discussion may be technical to some. I mean it as practically an anthropological record and I apologize to those for whom it sounds difficult.

Archangel Michael once pointed out that we lightworkers today are doing something different from the ancient sages. Continue reading Both Gradual and Sudden – Part 1/2

Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

A school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has joined many others in turning to an alternative method of discipline. The Success Achievement Academy has stopped using in-school suspension as punishment. Instead, the directors started using yoga as a means of helping students relieve stress and recognize responsibility for their actions. But does yoga instead of suspension work? Continue reading Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

White Pigment In Processed Food Worsens Inflammatory Bowel

By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze

Marshmallows, gingerbread men, doughnuts and frosted cupcakes all tied up in strings – these may be some of your favorite things, but white coloring pigments in foods often contain titanium dioxide – a metal previously considered harmless to ingest.

More and more, reports are surfacing that these tiny metal particles actually cause intestinal stress. And just because the health food stores contain titanium dioxide in their aspartame-free gum – doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Continue reading White Pigment In Processed Food Worsens Inflammatory Bowel

Cedella Marley: Give Thanks

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Stop what you are doing right now and give thanks to JAH for your blessings. There are many in our world right now going through much worse, and yet they are still happy and thankful.

Relax, take the pressure off of yourself and allow your life to be filled with positivity. Let go of your worries and enjoy each moment, you will lower your stress levels and be able to look at anything that comes your way with a fresh perspective.

One love…Cedella

The Cycles Of Consciousness

By Ælee,

Now from what I’ve experienced myself so far and how our consciousness will expand. I’ll label the different levels of consciousnesses as such:

First is simply unconsciousness.

This stage where you decided to “restart” could’ve been at any time. In a linear time perspective. This stage can last for an infinite amount of time. Because unless you get that spark of consciousness, you’ll always stay unconscious. An endless loop of rebirth, as you experience karma, you reincarnate for whatever you decide, but it usually has to do with how your past life was, as you aren’t conscious of consciousness itself. The beginning is always the longest step. But that’s also a benefit for the later steps you take. Continue reading The Cycles Of Consciousness

FDA Finally Labels MDMA as ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ for PTSD

By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) — This week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced the FDA’s August 16 decision to designate MDMA as a breakthrough therapy. Along with this designation, the FDA has approved Phase 3 trials to test the effectiveness of the drug in treating PTSD.

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According to a press release from MAPS, which has lobbied for the medicinal use of MDMA since 1986, the “breakthrough” status may lead to quicker approval for the substance. MAPS has already conducted smaller Phase 2 trials, and the FDA evidently found the results promising enough to warrant further study. Continue reading FDA Finally Labels MDMA as ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ for PTSD

The Surprising Power of Poetry to Change Lives and Transform the World

By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World

Winner of the TS Eliot award, John Burnside doesn’t think poetry is a frivolous act, another romantic — yet ultimately worthless — art destined for the dusty archives of history. Instead, he believes “poetry is central to our culture … capable of being the most powerful and transformative of the arts.” It’s important because it makes us think and cracks us wide-open to wonder, a way to re-engage in a world we take too much for granted. Continue reading The Surprising Power of Poetry to Change Lives and Transform the World