Nov 23

The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego

by Frank M Wanderer

During your spiritual Journey you would like to bring the Presence into your daily routine, so you are trying to spend as much time in the state of the witnessing Presence as possible.

That is a noble effort, but alas, it is soon experienced that it fails day by day. The question arises, ”What is the reason for the failure? Why can I not spend a longer period in the state of Witnessing Presence, when I want to? It is surely because I am not good enough, and I am unable to make the required effort. I am unsuited for such a noble task!”

Such thoughts inevitably generate guilt and remorse. The guilt may, after a time, become so overwhelming that the individual gives up the desire to live in the Presence in order to avoid the negative emotions that come with the guilt.

This is an extremely dangerous mind game! Why?

It is to be recognized that the negative emotions and the guilt that comes with it is not a part of the Consciousness,  it only belongs to the mind!

The Ego –and so guilt as well–is a social product, created by the expectations of the parents and teachers as a part of the mind. How? A small child’s adaptation to the external world is supported and sustained by the parental expectations. Whenever a child meets the parental (and so the social) expectations, the child is accepted, rewarded and loved. Otherwise some sort of a punishment or rejection follows. In order to avoid retaliation, the child will unconsciously meet the expectations.

As long as the child is small, the expectations appear as external stimuli for the child. The child behaves well, because mum (or dad) should not be angry, should love him/her. As the child grows up, these external expectations undergo a complicated psychological process and become internal ones, and create the foundations of Ego.

At that time children no longer behave the way it is expected by the society because they direct environment so desires, but because it generates an inner good feeling in them. When they do not behave in accordance with these social expectations, they experience guilt. That is how external social effects become parts of the Ego. This mechanism follows us all through our lives.

At one point of our spiritual Journey we meet the teachings of an awakened teacher, and internally we feel that this is what we have long been looking for, we want it to be a part of our daily routine. We are thus able to create some internal expectations regarding how we are able to do it, what the fastest way to incorporating Presence into our life may be. We are, however, unable to meet the expectations, so guilt appears automatically.

Be aware that this is the work of the Ego, a game of the Mind!

What can we do with that guilt?

Several things are to be taken into consideration. One is that we have been living identified with the Ego (on the edge) so long that we have drifted too far from the center (Consciousness, Self, Presence). It is therefore not possible to get back to the center overnight (the possibility is there, naturally, as the center is within us, but we do have to make the effort to reach it). The progress on our spiritual Journey towards the Witnessing Presence initially requires efforts from us.

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Nov 23

Why Brazil Gives Ayahuasca To Prison Inmates On Their Path To Redemption

by Jeffrey Roberts

In a quest to ease pressures on the Brazilian prison system, mental health workers have opted to give prison inmates the psychedelic brew ayahuasca, in the hopes of helping them to work through their deeply-rooted emotional traumas. 

It is no secret that the current prison system lies in shambles. Overcrowded holding spaces, abusive staff, unsanitary living conditions — such environments rarely lead to redemption and rehabilitation, but instead almost always seed further violence, aggression, and feelings of alienation from society.

While some prisons are now offering holistic services such as yoga, meditation, and Reiki, prisoners’ rights advocacy group Acuda is taking it one step further, offering Brazilian prisoners a real shot at a new life through the use of the traditional Amazonian brew, ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew that combines a specific Amazonian vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) with a leaf (Psychotria viridis), creating an extremely pungent, orally-active cocktail of DMT, a powerful psychedelic known to induce mystical and life-changing experiences for its user.

At first, Acuda had trouble finding a place where the inmates could drink the ayahuasca, but they were finally accepted by an offshoot of Santo Daime, a Brazilian religion founded in the 1930s that blends Catholicism, African traditions, and the trance communications with spirits popularized in the 19th century by a Frenchman known as Allan Kardec.

Many people in Brazil believe that inmates must suffer, enduring hunger and depravity,” said Euza Beloti, a psychologist with Acuda, to the New York Times. “This thinking bolsters a system where prisoners return to society more violent than when they entered prison. [At Acuda] we simply see inmates as human beings with the capacity to change.”

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Nov 23

Have You Ever Heard of Vitamin B17? It’s One of The Biggest Cover-Ups In The History of Cancer

by Alanna Ketler

It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that a number of alternative cancer treatments exist that have proven to either eradicate cancer cells on their own or improve the efficacy of traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Many of these alternative treatments do not get the recognition they deserve from either mainstream media or mainstream medicine. In fact, in many states, alternative cancer treatments have been banned or made illegal and, according to the law, one can even be forced to undergo chemotherapy against one’s will. It is important to note, however, that choosing a different method does require you to do a lot of research, because there is very little funding, or merit, allotted to their study. The cancer industry does not want to look at these alternative methods and spends very little of their funds informing people about preventative medicine. In fact, one particular vitamin that is believed to be extremely beneficial in fighting cancer cells has actually been banned by the FDA and is illegal for treatment in the United States, and that is Laetrile.

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Laetrile contains one of the greatest concentrations of Vitamin B17 on the planet, and it can be found in the often-overlooked seed of a popular fruit: the apricot. Apricot seeds reside beneath the hard pit inside the apricot, and few people know they are both edible and delicious, or that they contain a cancer-fighting agent called amygdalin within.

Amygdalin contains glucose, benzaldehyde, and cyanide, and it is the latter which is believed to be the active cancer-fighting ingredient of Laetrile. It is important to note, however, that cyanide is toxic to all cells, which makes the overall toxicity of Laetrile a concern. Yet studies suggest Laetrile is more toxic to cancer cells than to normal cells. After all, your chances of getting cyanide poisoning from apple seeds or almonds are extremely slim, and we mustn’t forget that cancer is toxic to begin with. (And the last time I checked, so are chemotherapy and radiation.)

You May Be Asking the Following Question

Question: “If B17 is so powerful and helpful for cancer elimination, then why is it not prescribed by modern physicians as a treatment?”

Simple Answer: “A control for cancer is known, and it comes from nature, but it is not widely available to the public because it cannot be patented, and therefore is not commercially attractive to the pharmaceutical industry.”  — G. Edward Griffin.

Dr. Sugiura’s Research

Dr. Kanematsu Suigura spent the majority of his career at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and has authored more than 250 papers; he has also received numerous awards, one of which included the highest honours from the Japan Medical Association for outstanding contributions in cancer research. He specifically studied Laetrile and , through his research, discovered it helped prevent malignant lung tumours in laboratory mice. In control groups that received only plain saline, the lung tumours spread to between 80 and 90% of the mice, but in those given Laetrile, the tumours only spread to between 10 and 20%.

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Nov 23

2-Year-Old Celebrates Being Seizure-Free After Using Hemp Oil

An epileptic toddler is now seizure-free after using hemp oil. We caught up with his mother to learn more about their family’s journey into CBD.

In Illinois, a toddler is now seizure-free after using hemp oil. His story is a triumph for both himself and his parents. And thankfully, it’s not at all a fluke. Now that more research is being conducted on medical cannabis, greater numbers of patients are finding relief thanks to the plant.

Epilepsy

Before we talk about getting seizure-free after using hemp oil, let’s go over what seizures actually are. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, seizures are “sudden surge[s] of electrical activity in the brain.” These surges often cause convulsions throughout the body and may even cause a loss of consciousness.

However, there are few different types of seizures, broadly categorized as focal seizures and generalized seizures. While not every type of seizure causes full-body spasms or a loss of consciousness like you would commonly see in the media, it’s important to be aware of seizure symptoms and treatment.

Epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures, but other factors, like a head injury or high fever (especially in children), can cause them. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that can affect anyone and can be either congenital or can stem from an illness or injury.

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Nov 22

Reincarnation and the Evolution of Consciousness – Presentation

This is a presentation by Michael Uyttebroek based on information from the writings of ‘Billy’ Eduard Albert Meier. Hopefully this will shed light on this very important topic. Includes new information on fluidal energies, cremation vs burial, organ transplants, etc.

 

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Nov 22

Reincarnation and the Spirit-form

This video is based on excerpts from the book “Wiedergeburt, Leben, Sterben, Tod und Trauer” (Rebirth, Life, Dying, Death and Sorrow) by ‘Billy’ Eduard Albert Meier. Topics include: what is the spirit-form, what is its purpose, the human beings material consciousness, the Creation, how does the spirit-form evolve, functions of the overall consciousness-block, reincarnation vs incarnation, programming of the personality, influences of the storage banks, spiritual consciousness, common misunderstandings with regard to reincarnation, etc.

 

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Nov 21

The sign of a good doctor…

 

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Nov 21

The Mystery of Human Destiny Solved at the End of the Yellow Brick Road

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Because these courageous women and men paid attention, they lived out a personal destiny so extraordinary relative to the masses, all of humanity felt the ground shiver with unlimited possibility when they spoke, wrote, or graced the world with their presence.

One of life’s most enduring mysteries is that of human destiny.

Many a philosopher have debated whether it’s an invention of human thought or if our long-standing curiosity is a mechanism of evolution (creation in process) designed to propel humanity forward.

“Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

Regardless of what you believe, what seems to be universal is the calling by your soul to fulfill your personal destiny once you awaken enough to hear it.

It used to be you were born one character per lifetime, living and dying the same. Helped by society, people stayed in the lane they were born. Indoctrination now begins as early as two and three years of age; young children pushed into “structured” group settings called preschool.

Programming the child from an early age to become a good worker and consumer, a study has proven our education system dumbs down natural-born creative inner genius (divergent thinking) from 98% in children to less than 2% by adulthood.

Only a handful of notable individuals have scaled Maslow’s Hierarchy of Self-Actualization to free themselves of the confinement of culture and conditioning to live out a life of creative genius each one of us is gifted at birth.

Because these courageous women and men paid attention, they lived out a personal destiny so extraordinary relative to the masses, all of humanity felt the ground shiver with unlimited possibility when they spoke, wrote, or graced the world with their presence.

WHAT’S YOUR DESTINY?

The reality is very few are courageous enough to break voluntarily from herd mentality.

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”Yoda

We fear to have a destiny as much as we fear not having one. We fear failure. We fear greatness. We simply fear change. Fear is #1 reason people wallow in misery rather than dare to make simple changes that would improve the quality of their life dramatically.

Why? People hang onto what’s familiar rather than let go for the unknown—even if could mean the end of suffering.

Maybe you’re trying to discover your creative inner genius . . . Or break away from a miserable job . . . Or find meaning and purpose in your life . . . Or just be happy and at peace.

TRUST LIFE

It’s okay to be afraid—just don’t get stuck there. Fearlessness is for fools. Courage’s true definition is sticking around even when you are very afraid.

And if you refuse change?

Change becomes dramatic upheaval when you don’t review your thoughts, words, and actions continuously (conscious living) to see if you are serving not only your personal well-being but the well-being of everyone in your field of influence. This is self-leadership.

If you don’t self-correct, life steps in.

This goes for institutions, too. We are witnessing dramatic upheaval in the world because the negative benefits of a society built out of separation consciousness are no longer sustainable. The more you or groups of like-minded individuals fight to preserve tradition, the greater the human suffering.

“If you’re receptive and open, you’ll see it’s okay to relax, take your hands off the wheel, and trust life.” ~ TWEET THIS

Your journey is unique, but its aspects are common to everyone. It may give you comfort to understand what’s happening as you continue to awaken to the miraculous within. Your destiny and humanity’s destiny are one and the same.

OUR UNIVERSAL HERO’S JOURNEY

The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy is a perfect illustration of the hero’s journey as identified by American scholar, Joseph Campbell.

Our heroine consciously chooses to take a journey into the heart of darkness and the unknown where things get pretty wild. Dorothy has her moments of fear and self-doubt, but notice she receives exactly the right support at the right time to push through. And so will you.

After Dorothy realizes the pigpen of the limited life she’s fallen into, she ditches it for bigger and better things. Along the way, Dorothy runs into self-doubt’s Professor Marvel who dissuades her from making any changes in her life. Life honors Dorothy’s “yes” to her soul’s swansong, sending an F5 tornado to whisk her away to new lands.

Glinda, the Good Witch of the North quickly appears to guide her. But, in a dualistic third dimension—if there is the light of your Higher Self, there is the ego’s dark side, the Wicked Witch of the West to make life rough for you because you’ve killed her sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, weakening ego’s hold over you.

SIGNPOSTS

In the nick of time, a sign—physical proof all things work for the good. You’ve been endowed with the ruby red slippers previously belonging to ego, taking back some of your power.

Appearing to lack a way back to Kansas, she follows Glinda’s prompt to step upon the path of enlightenment as she seeks wisdom outside of herself that will guide her home.

Down the yellow brick road, she meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion. They are Mind, Body, and Spirit. They join her on the journey as external characters, but really, Dorothy must unite consciously all three to make her final discovery.

DON’T GET DISTRACTED

The foursome stops along the way to admire a beautiful field of colorful poppies that distract them so much they completely fall back under the spell of Maya (separation consciousness). The shiny things in your life are technology, relationship drama, and busyness that distract you from renewing your connection to Source each day through reflection and meditation.

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Nov 21

Cannabis Can End The Use of Prescription Pain Killers

by Marco Torres

Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now a new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.

There is an abundance of evidence that the suppression of medical marijuana is one of the greatest failures of a free society, journalistic and scientific integrity as well as our fundamental values. There is no plant on Earth more condemned than cannabis, yet it has the potential to heal dozens of diseases and curb the rampant use of prescription opioids.

Some studies have suggested that pot may even have a place in curbing the opioid epidemic.

The study titled, “Associations between Medical Cannabis and Prescription Opioid Use in Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Cohort Study,” and published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Drs. Jacob Miguel Vigil, associate professor, Department of Psychology and Sarah See Stith, assistant professor, Department of Economics. The results from this preliminary study showed a strong correlation between enrollment in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) and cessation or reduction of opioid use, and that whole, natural Cannabis sativa and extracts made from the plant may serve as an alternative to opioid-based medications for treating chronic pain.

Today, opioid-related drug overdoses are the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States killing approximately 100 Americans every day. Conventional pharmaceutical medications for treating opioid addiction, such as methadone and buprenorphine-tapering, can be similarly dangerous due to substantial risks of lethal drug interactions and overdose.

“Current levels and dangers of opioid use in the U.S. warrant the investigation of harm-reducing treatment alternatives,” said Vigil, who led the study. “Our results highlight the necessity of more extensive research into the possible uses of cannabis as a substitute for opioid painkillers, especially in the form of placebo-based, randomized controlled trials and larger sample observational studies.”

Cannabis has been investigated as a potential treatment for a wide range of medical conditions from post-traumatic stress disorder to cancer, with the most consistent support for the treatment of chronic pain, epilepsy and spasticity. In the U.S., states, including New Mexico, have enacted MCPs in part for people with chronic, debilitating pain who cannot be adequately or safely treated with conventional pharmaceutical medications.

In a historic and significant moment in American history, in November of 2012, Colorado became the first US state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. The impact of the decision has rippled across the entire country with vast opportunities to educate millions on the top health benefits of cannabis and specifically for pain.

Like other states, New Mexico only permits medical cannabis use for patients with certain debilitating medical conditions. All the patients in the study had a diagnosis of “severe chronic pain,” annually validated by two independent physicians, including a board-certified specialist.

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Nov 21

Unslaved Warrior: The Art Of Living Consciously – David Whitehead

In this presentation at the Free Your Mind Conference, I talk about personal empowerment, confronting fear, and how to build healthy self esteem. I share a some personal stories about suffering from anxiety and depression growing up and how martial arts and studying philosophy cured me of it. I discuss a unique perspective on martial art philosophy and various warrior traditions, and propose some solutions for personal success.

 

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