Global Alert News Reality Check – The Geo-Engineering Today is Outrageous! But That is Easily Seen Unlike the Rest of the Mass Manipulations

Mainstream media has just officially admitted solar geoengineering experimentation is about to commence. Of course, the official cover-up of the blatant ongoing global climate engineering assault continues. NASA and other agencies are pushing egregious disinformation by naming geoengineering aerosol cloud formations as if they are somehow natural. The biosphere implosion continues unabated with a now official declaration of a total collapse of Pacific salmon that is being described as “cataclysmic”. Environmental disintegration can only lead to economic unraveling. This process is not on the horizon, it is here. As many as 3500 major retail stores are closing their doors across the country. In other nations, the situation is already much worse. The true federal budget deficit is likely 100 trillion or more, but so long as the fictitiously valued stock market facade is maintained, few Americans yet care. Will stock portfolios matter if the planet no longer supports life? Near term extinction will be the outcome if the current course of the human race is not completely and immediately altered. The latest installment video of Global Alert News is above

A significant percentage of the human race must be awakened to the rapidly converging catastrophes, each and every one of us who are already awake has a profound part to play in this effort. We must rethink our perspectives, our priorities, and our sense of purpose. No matter how dark the horizon, great solace exists in fully focusing on the fight for the greater good. Can we still make a difference? Yes.

By Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

P.S. – Here are some photos from the good folks at In5D.com of what the inside of these sophisticated military and private corporate planes look like that are spraying our skies with toxic chemicals and who knows what else:

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

EXPOSED! Photos From INSIDE Chemtrail Planes Like You've NEVER Seen Before!

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

Please stop advising people to expose themselves to ozone generators. It's quite harmful.

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Lemon Balm Benefits And Reasons Why You Should Grow It In Your Garden

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By HTN

Lemon balm is also known as Melissa officinalis and by the folk names Bee Balm, Melissa, Heart’s Delight, Dropsy Plant, Balm, and Paracelsus named it “Elixir of Life”. It is used in traditional medicine to treat a number of health concerns. The list of lemon balm benefits and reasons to love it is practically endless.

This herb is a member of the mint family. Its antimicrobial and antiviral properties are only some of the lemon balm benefits.

In the Middle Ages, this calming herb was used for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting better sleep, improving appetite, and relieving pain from indigestion. Since ancient times, it’s been used for lifting one’s mood, treating insect bites and stings and helping heal wounds quicker.

French herbalist Maurice Messegue about lemon balm benefits said that it is the queen of all stimulative herbs. He recommended it to “troubled women, clumsy lovers, desperate people, restless man of the household, and to those that feel defeated in life because it restores strength, rejuvenates organism, and brings back the joy of life.”

Bees love it, it’s their favorite flower. Actually, its name comes from the Latin melisso phyllum, which means, “honey bee”. Officinalis is the species name which means that it has long been used by apothecaries.

 

Lemon balm is one the few herbs that at the same time has a pleasant scent, healing, and aromatic properties, can be used as a spice or for decorations, has an industrial use and makes honey.

If that’s not enough to inspire you to grow it, here is more about lemon balm benefits that will surely do the trick.

Lemon Balm Benefits

The above-ground part of the plant is used as an antidepressant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, antiviral, antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, digestive, aromatic, parturient, cephalic, hypotensive, diaphoretic, febrifuge, cholagogue, emmenagogue, neuro-protective,  nervine, rejuvenative, stomachic, vasodilator, and tonic.

Lemon Balm treats:

  • Allergies,
  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • Amenorrhea,
  • Anxiety,
  • Asthma,
  • Attention deficit,
  • Bronchitis,
  • Chicken pox,
  • Chronic fatigue,
  • Colic,
  • Colds,
  • Depression,
  • Fever,
  • Flatulence,                                                           Lemon Balm Benefits
  • Flu,
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Grave’s disease,
  • Headaches,
  • Heart palpitations,
  • Herpes,
  • Homesickness,
  • Hyperactivity,
  • Hypertension,
  • Hysteria,
  • Indigestion,
  • Insomnia,
  • Liver damage,
  • Menstrual cramps,
  • Migraine,
  • Mumps,
  • Muscle spasms,
  • Nausea,
  • Nervousness,
  • Newcastle disease,
  • Nightmares,
  • Pain,
  • Restlessness,
  • Senility,
  • Shingles,
  • Smallpox,
  • Stomachache, and
  • Obesity

It also cleans the liver, calms the heart, clears heat, lifts the spirit and improves chi circulation.

Enhances sleep

In Germany, lemon balm tea is licensed as a medicinal tea for treating sleep disorders and gastrointestinal tract disorders. German researchers have determined that the consumption of lemon balm products can be useful in getting better sleep. The experts say that it produces deep and peaceful sleep among those who consume it every day. For the best results, it is recommended is to consume it 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.

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A study by the University Of Maryland Medical Center reported that 81 percent of people, involved in one study, who were experiencing minor sleep problems, and who took a concoction of lemon balm and valerian reported much better sleeping than those who took a placebo. (1)

Relieves stress, anxiety, and depression

As mentioned before, lemon balm has been used for centuries for relief of anxiety and stress. Studies focused on lemon balm and stress note impressive results. (2) (3)

To reap the anxiety and stress reducing benefits of this amazing plant, simply take some fresh leaves, finely chop them and then put them in boiling water. After 10-15 minutes, strain the liquid, leave it to cool a bit, and then slowly sip.

Another option is to use this plant is by rubbing its leaves on your skin. The oil will seep into the bloodstream, causing a relaxing effect.

Forget about the stress with these special calming herbal teas: Take Time and Relax – Best Teas for Anxiety and Stress

Increases concentration and creativity

The natural compounds in the leaves can boost energy and alertness. Therefore, lemon balm can be especially beneficial when one needs to concentrate on a work project or big exam.

An Australian study from 2014 discovered that participants who took M. Officinalis preparation in palatable forms in a beverage and in yogurt experienced improvements in mood and/or cognitive performance. (4)

Strengthens memory and problem-solving abilities

Research has also noted improved memory and problem-solving abilities in those who consume lemon balm. Researcher Dr. David Kennedy from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, found that healthy, young adults who took capsules with dried leaves of Melisa Officinalis plant had a significantly better performance at mathematical processing compared to those who took a placebo. (5)

The researchers also noted that lemon balm had a positive effect on chemical receptors in the brain and pieces of brain tissue affected by Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Elaine Perry from the Medical Research Council’s unit at Newcastle General Hospital said that lemon balm extract as sedative works. But only the dried leaf enhances memory. The more you take, the more it works. She also said that they believe that it could be a helpful adjunct to conventional treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Balances blood sugar levels

Lemon balm due to its high content of antioxidants helps balance blood sugar levels. It is loaded with rosmarinic acid and eugenol, which support a healthy brain.

The Free University of Berlin, Germany in a study found that lemon balm reduces insulin resistance and promotes stable blood sugar. (6)

Heals cold sores

Due to its antiviral properties, lemon balm can even be used to heal cold sores. It also reduces symptoms of stress related herpes outbreak.

Phyllis Balch, the certified nutritional consultant, in her book Prescription for Herbal Healing, notes that lemon balm reduces bu half the time needed to heal cold sores.

To get all the lemon balm benefits, make a lemon balm tea using the dried leaves. It has both lemony and minty flavor. Allow it to steep for 10 to 15 minutes for maximum results before drinking.

Drink a cup and apply it directly to a cold sore using a cotton ball, or both, several times each day.

Read more about Cold Sore Natural Remedies

Relieves and relaxes sore muscles

Lemon balm is also very effective for aches that accompany illness like the flu and for relieving muscle pain due to its antispasmodic action. It also helps to relax the body and decrease muscular spasms.

Improves digestive health

Whether you suffer from bloating or gas, indigestion, lemon balm is very helpful as its essential oils help soothe the gastrointestinal tract.

For heartburn, mix it with some dried peppermint leaves for the best results.

Improves skin health

Lemon balm benefits for skin conditions are long known. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it can also help to heal, calm, and soothe the skin. It may also be especially effective for acne as well as for sunburn. Two of its compounds, ferulic acid, and caffeic acid, provide protection against UV radiation-induced skin damage.

Repels mosquitoes

Lemon balm works as a natural bug repellent and is a great alternative to chemical-filled, toxic sprays. So, grow your own lemon balm plants and you will have an endless supply of bug repellent.

The herb is loaded with a compound called citronellal. It gives the lemony flavor and aroma which insects find so unpleasant. Just rub the leaves of the plant on your skin and you’ll keep mosquitoes away. Apply it on your arms, around the ankles, and other areas most vulnerable and exposed to bug bites. Combine it with olive oil and it will be easier to spread.

The most important is that it is completely safe for your kids too.

Help the bees!

As we mentioned before bees love this plant. So, by organically growing it in your garden you’ll help restore the bee population.Lemon Balm Bee

Bees are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of the plants on our planet and they are the world’s most valuable pollinators.  That means one out of every four bites of food we eat is due to the hard work of bees. Without them and without their hard work our life as we know it, will be severely altered and food supply dramatically decreased.

With the introduction of genetically modified crops and powerful pesticides, bee colonies are quickly disappearing.

That’s just another great reason to do your part and grow lemon balm.

Carmelite water

Carmelite water is one of the most famous concoctions made of lemon balm. Its recipe was created by Carmelite nuns 16th century.

The recipe was and still is kept secret since it’s creation and is passed down from a generation to generation amongst the nuns.

The original recipe is unknown but it is believed that it contained 9 spices and 14 medicinal plants : melissa, lily of the valley, angelica, lemon zest, chamomile, watercress, marjoram, lavender, sage, cowslip, rosemary, Artemisia, thyme, angelica root savory, cinnamon, coriander, Gentiana root, green anise, clove, nutmeg, fennel, and sandalwood.

It is a medicine for treating increased heart rate, anxiety, depression, fear and nervousness, migraine, impaired memory, tension, fatigue, night chokes and fainting.Also, it is used for massages and perfumes.

 

There are lots of different recipes for homemade Carmelite water. Here is most popular recipe:

Ingredients

  • One liter of alcohol (40% vodka)
  • 165 gr. of dried lemon balm flower tops
  • 40 gr. of organic lemon peel
  • 5 gr. of angelica root
  • Close the bottle tightly and leave it in the shade for two weeks. Shake it every day. Strain through a cloth then add these spices to the alcohol:
  • 65 gr. of coriander
  • 12.5 gr. of cinnamon
  • 12.5 gr. of ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 gr. of clove

Close the bottle tightly and leave it in a shade for another week. Then filter the mixture and keep it in a glass shaded bottle. Take one or two spoons a day before breakfast.

DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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First it Was Healthy Supplements Were No Good for You, Now the FDA Thinks Pop Tarts Are Healthier Than Avocados

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By Brittany Hunter

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Frosted Flakes cereal and Pop Tarts are healthy foods, but foods containing large amounts of nuts are not. However, the FDA might be changing its tune.

All fats are not created equal.

Currently, in order to use the term “healthy” on a product’s packaging, the product in question must not exceed three grams of fat. However, this means products like almonds and avocados, which both have enormous health benefits, would be considered, “unhealthy” by the FDA’s standards.

Embrace the Fat

Due largely to government diet guidelines issued in the 70s, “low fat” diets became a huge trend in the 80s and 90s, as many believed that fats found in food were responsible for weight gain. In the past several years, scientific advances have cast doubt on this paradigm, to say the least. Even Time Magazine recently ran a cover proclaiming, “Eat Butter. Scientists Labeled Fat the Enemy. Why They Were Wrong.”

 

Not all fats are created equal. For example, the fats found in foods like nuts and avocados are incredibly healthy for you. However, thanks to the FDA standards, these healthy fats cannot be marketed to consumers as “healthy” products.

Given what we now know about fats, the FDA is considering revising its definition of “healthy.” The catalyst for this change is the company KIND, whose gluten-free bars contain large amounts of nuts, thus making its fat content too high to be deemed “healthy” under current FDA standards. The company would like to market its products as “healthy,” but have been unable to do so.

Fats found in foods like nuts and avocados are incredibly healthy for you.

The Great Label Debate

After the FDA reprimanded the company for putting “healthy and tasty” on their labels, KIND pushed back. After receiving a complaint from the company, the FDA decided it might be time to make some changes to their definition of “healthy.”

“We are pleased that the FDA is looking into” revising its definition, says Daniel Lubetzky, the CEO of KIND bars.

Other health experts have chimed in on the “great fat debate” as well. Thomas Sherman, an associate professor at Georgetown University, who teaches courses to medical students on nutrition, said, “Nuts have healthy fats … that we know are good for cardiovascular health and mental health and are good sources of protein.” He continued, “Nuts are a wonderful component of our diet.”

Although this is certainly not the first time government science has been found to be inaccurate, one thing that is certain, the FDA’s current definition of “healthy” is absolutely nuts.


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Brittany Hunter

Brittany Hunter

Brittany Hunter is an associate editor at FEE. Brittany studied political science at Utah Valley University with a minor in Constitutional studies.

A Hidden Power Struggle with the NATO Alliance? EU Pushes for European Army – The War Machines are Busy, Busy, Busy!

Discussions: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (far right) and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (second from left) chair a defense meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

European Union leaders are actively pursuing “the creation of EU military structures and possibly European nuclear armed forces,” German Foreign Policy reported.

In November, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging “the EU to establish ‘multinational armed forces,’ in which ‘all member states’ should participate in one way or another” (ibid.). The combined military force would be “capable of independently waging wars” and would act on the interests of the EU instead of NATO.

According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, adopting the resolution could prompt Germany to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons as “the French and British arsenals…would be insufficient” to meet the EU’s needs.

“Europeans need to come up with a strategy of their own,” Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German ambassador to the United States, wrote in an article he contributed to The New York Times. “The challenges are tremendous—and it is in Europe’s self-interest to speak with one voice, and to be a more credible and capable actor in regional and global crisis management. For that, Europe needs to invest more in civilian and military capabilities, and to start pooling and sharing defense assets more comprehensively.”

During a speech in Brussels on future NATO-EU relations, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini promoted the resolution by stating that the power bloc “can only succeed in providing security to our citizens if we work together as a true union, with the full potential of a super power, in the field of security and defense.” 

I sense a hidden agenda and it can’t be good!

Who Doesn’t Love Bread? 3 Reasons THIS Kind of Bread is Healthier to Eat

THIS type of bread is easiest to digest and better for blood sugar than most breads

Bread gets a lot of bashing these days, especially in light of ‘low-carb’ or Paleo diets. And there is good reason for it—bread (even whole grain bread) contains gluten, and contributes to inflammation in the body–especially the gut, and even the healthier ‘whole grain’ versions of bread can increase the blood sugar levels dramatically. Gluten free bread is just as bad or worse, with its highly refined grains and starches. However, one particular type of bread is far healthier and easier to digest and it’s been around for centuries.

Sourdough bread is made in an entirely different way than commercially prepared breads and gluten free breads. Sourdough is a fermented bread, which makes it easier to digest and less likely to spike blood sugar levels. Sourdough bread is actually one of the oldest ways of baking bread, and is thought to to have been prepared and baked in ancient Egypt around 1500 BC. Sourdough bread is still hugely popular in the Mediterranean and Middle East, as well as the San Francisco area of the United States.

Most breads use baker’s yeast to help the dough rise, but traditional sourdough recipes use ‘wild yeast’ and lactic acid bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria is the same type of beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods such as yogurt, pickles, kombucha, sauerkraut and kimchi.

Sourdough uses a ‘starter’ made of fermented wild yeast, lactic acid bacteria, flour and water. The sourdough starter begins to ferment the sugars in the dough, changing the molecular structure, and breaking down its components, creating lactic acid and lactobacilli.

More Nutrition in Every Slice

Phytic acid is a substance in nuts, seeds and grains. Phytic acid or phytates are considered ‘anti-nutrients’ because they bind with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, making them unusable in the body, creating mineral deficiencies in those who eat large quantities of nuts, seeds and grains. This is especially true for vegetarians and vegans. It also binds with niacin, creating a B-vitamin deficiency called pellagra, which is especially noticeable in developing countries.

Probiotic lactobacilli contains the enzyme phytase, which breaks down phytic acid, making the sourdough bread easier to digest, and rendering the nutrients and minerals easier to utilize in the body.  This study shows sourdough bread fermentation reduces the phytate content by 24-50% over conventional yeast bread.  Studies show that the lactic acid in sourdough can actually release more antioxidants during fermentation. Sourdough fermentation also tends to increase the folate levels in the bread as well.

Because of its natural fermentation, sourdough also possesses a variety of bioavailable nutrients. It is rich in B vitamins, B1, B6, B12, folate, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin E, selenium, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium, along with its well balanced proteins and fatty acids. By contrast, many commercially prepared breads are so low in nutrients, that less-than-desirable synthetic ones are added back in.

Easier to Digest Even if Gluten-Intolerant

Many people are gluten sensitive or gluten intolerant. This means they are sensitive to the gluten molecule or protein in most breads. When sourdough bread is fermented, the fermentation process helps to dissolve the proteins and peptide bonds in the gluten. The enzymes in the bread dissolve albumin, globulin, prolamin, and glutalin. These enzymes also produce a type of alcohol that will dissolve water-insoluble protein bonds. This breaking down of these proteins means that gluten sensitive people are often able to eat sourdough bread without a reaction. While gluten tolerance varies from person to person, those with true celiac disease should probably still avoid sourdough bread-if made from wheat. Gluten free sourdough is an option however, for those who are extremely sensitive to gluten.

Keep in mind though, that not all sourdough bread is made the same way, and depending on how long it ferments, and how long it is kneaded, can make the difference between a tummy ache from gluten and no tummy ache.

[I have genuine celiac disease and am pretty sensitive, but when traveling overseas, I have found I have been able to eat bread from Peru, some parts of Europe and Nepal, so I may have to try this out and see what happens].

Better Blood Sugar Control

One of the big negatives about eating regular bread, even the ‘whole wheat’ or ‘whole grain’ variety, is the blood sugar effects. People are often shocked to hear that whole wheat bread increases blood sugar to a higher level than sucrose does. In fact, eating two slices of whole wheat bread is not too different than eating a candy bar!

The good news is that sourdough bread may have a better effect on blood sugar and insulin levels than whole wheat bread, though the reason for this is not yet fully understood. Researchers theorize that the fermentation process must alter the carbohydrate molecules, which in turn slows down the speed at which the sugars enter the bloodstream. Several studies compared the glucose response of participants with sourdough bread and regular bread with baker’s yeast. Participants showed lower blood sugar and insulin response overall with the sourdough bread.

Make Your Own Sourdough

Much of the sourdough you buy in stores is not genuine sourdough and therefore will not contain the nutrient benefits that real sourdough contains. You can easily make your own sourdough at home, but remember it takes time to produce a high quality sourdough starter.

Once you have your starter, you ‘feed’ it daily and let it grow for 5-7 days. Do not rush this process.  Here are a few sourdough bread recipes from various websites:

 

By Cat Ebeling & Mike Geary
co-authors of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning Kitchen & The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging

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Learning and Practicing Self-Liberation

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One of the most useful practices to come out of the Dzog Chen view of the ground as sheer openness is the process of ‘Self-Liberation.’ What follows is a short exposition of the process and a method for employing it.

Have you ever been having a great time, riding high on good feelings when bad news comes and bums you out? Or the inverse of this: being depressed when suddenly something happens that lifts your spirits? In that moment of change you experienced the phenomenon of liberation. What makes it self-liberation is when you can do this consciously. What is going on is that since all forms are essentially openness, liberating a feeling, a thought, or a sensation is returning it to that open state. When this happened as above, when your mood was dashed or lifted, the mood that passed was opened out while the new mood entered into your consciousness. When you do this intentionally, there is no need to replace the old state with a new one. Rather, you permit your awareness to return to its natural uncontrived state which is content free, lucent and joyous.

This is the most important notion in the process of self-liberation. What we are being liberated from is the contents of our consciousness. Not that we are striving to not think or feel or sense, but rather that we do not grasp after our thoughts, distracting ourselves from what is going on, or Qabalistically speaking, getting caught up in our Netzachian dreams. What we are being liberated into is the experience of the mind in its true nature which is content free, thus open; unclouded by form, thus radiant; not clinging, thus feeling pleasure. This state of pleasure-radiance-openness is both the goal and the guide to the process of self-liberation. This tripartite state is actually one thing but when experienced through the human mind, we divide its singular, non-dual nature into the three characteristics of pleasure, radiance, and openness which correspond to the three parts of embodied existence, body, speech (or energy) and mind, respectively.

To get there we need to learn to relax, but we need to understand how. The Tibetans talk about this in terms of View, Meditation, and Action. First, we must understand the View. Here this is the understanding that the nature of the mind is pleasure-radiance-openness. Given that hypothesis we then practice experiencing this state through Meditative techniques, which will be given shortly. Lastly, once the View has been stabilized through Meditative practice, which is to say that you have convinced yourself of the View experientially, it is then put into Action by applying the technique learned in meditation in life outside of meditative practice.

So, for the moment I must ask you to accept the working hypothesis that the nature of the mind is pleasure-radiance-openess so that we can create an experimental design that can help us verify the theory, i.e., a meditative practice. First, unless you are a Buddha, one who dwells permanently in the state of pure pleasure-radiance-openness, there will be in your body some degree of dis-pleasure or pain; in your speech some impediment to your expression, or said in another way, one very accessible to magick-users, some block to your energy; in your mind some thought that is not passing away, even if it is only your thoughts about this teaching. Which ever is the strongest or most immediate, put your attention there. What ever it is that you are attending to, give it room. If it is a physical sensation or emotional feeling, relax around it, let it dissipate and dilute itself across a wider area, loosing its intensity. If it is a block in your energy, let it unravel like a knot being loosed. If it is a thought, let it dissolve into sheer openness.

At this stage of practice, you may not be able to make the focus of your attention to completely dissipate, particularly if it is strong physical pain. But to the extent that you have been successful in liberating some small bit of either body, energy or mind, notice that you also feel some increase in the other two qualities. If you liberated a thought, notice the increase of pleasure in your body and radiance in your energy. If you focused on a knot in your energy, notice the increase in the expansive peace in your mind and the added pleasure in your body. If it was sensation that you liberated, note your increased energy and clarity of mind.

Keep practicing this. Every time you do this you will feel better, have more energy and greater mental lucidity. You also develop greater capacity for doing this, and are able to liberate progressively greater portions of the focus of your attention into its true nature. Anything that is not pleasure or radiance or openness is at the same time closedness of mind, dimming of energy and dulling or paining of sensation. When unfurled like a flower blooming, all three qualities are strengthened.

When I do this I go into what ever happens to be most immediate to me, whether a sensation or my energy or my mind and crank it open. As the other two qualities collaterally increase, I may shift my attention to where ever the next strongest block appears, and liberate that bit of clinging, and then on to the next item that comes up. As I do this my mind becomes clearer, my energy stronger, my sense of pleasure and well-being becomes greater. I follow this trail of liberation until I am in the state of lucent, radiant, bliss, as much as I can stand at the time. It gets better the more I do this, as my capacity for pleasure, free energy, and open mindedness increases.

The Dzog Chen Master Namkai Norbu Rimpoche teaches that the process of self-liberation has three stages of development. First one must attend to such phenomenon as to be liberated and exert effort to liberate it. With increased capacity, the process of liberation becomes effortless, but still requires attention to the process for it to work. Finally, the act of liberating the phenomenon arises at the same moment as the phenomenon, spontaneously, liberating it.

By Sam Webster

Where Do You Fit In? The Reasons Why Organized Religion Failed

There are a variety of reasons that can be behind the founding of a religion — some are good, and many are bad. Thus both good and bad religions have been created. 

There are religions that started as a means for worship. Some to help people improve themselves spiritually or otherwise.

Others were specifically created just to control and have power over the people. But even religions that started with good intentions, degenerated over time into self-serving power structures whose main function was to control people, and to make money (And the profit shall lead them).

Religions vary in their methods and functions. Most offer their members personal salvation through following the religion’s tenets (beliefs, rituals, scripts and dogma).

And thus, they insinuate you will not find God/The Creator or salvation, if you don’t follow their particular religion/ scripture/ dogma.

Many religions also aim to fill an emotional, intellectual or psychological need in people’s hearts and minds. Generally, each have their own ‘dogma’ – answers to spiritual questions about God, who we are, and the rules that we should live by.

Some religions control by using people’s insecurities, and have even been formed based on the insecurity of an ignorant society.

Some were based on fear. There is the fear of hell (religion as ‘fire insurance’).

There is also the fear of God. This idea basically comes from need to worship and serve a God, or some kind of powerful supreme being, because you actually need to fear Him if you don’t – because He is all powerful and has negative emotional attributes, commits atrocities when angry or jealous, and allows great suffering and disasters when He could easily stop them.

Worshiping that kind of a God is not much different than being respectful to, and paying homage and taxes to an evil king, or warlord of the realm, because if you don’t, he may come burn down your hut or your fields, or kill you and your family, rape your wife, etc..

In fact, that is precisely what many religions did, and how they used their concept of God.

But as opposed to being just a King or a warlord, people were told it was an all-powerful being, like a super powered evil alien from outer-space, bent on taking over and controlling all the people of this planet (think Anunnaki).

And of course the next step in such a religion, is dealing with the abusive power of its leaders.

The religion’s leaders, being self-appointed representatives of such a God, would even torture and burn people alive for not ‘believing’, or behaving precisely as they dictated, or precisely as their ‘God’ dictated.

Millions of people have been murdered, burnt and tortured as the result of this.

Let’s just say for now that people throughout time, and of various religions, have used their particular God, or even their particular ‘name’ for their God and their ‘Holy’ scriptures, as an excuse to control, torture, and murder.

That’s one reason we prefer to call God ‘the Universal Spirit’ or ‘the Energy of the Universe’, rather than anything that personalizes, or segregates the concept.

But there have been legitimate or sincere reasons and beginnings for religions too.
Some have been formed based on faith in, or the moral ideas of the religion’s founder .

Some have been based on visions or insights of a great spiritual teacher like Jesus (unfortunately, when the founding visionary dies, usually theology, dogma, scriptures and ‘religion’ take over).

Others provide a more direct means for personal salvation, within the framework of dogma.

Some spiritual traditions are so rooted in the culture they are from, that people from ‘foreign’ cultures or lands find them difficult to adapt to.

Sometimes there are even language barriers and cultural customs that have become part of the religion.

For instance, some paths require learning or chanting in Japanese, East Indian or Latin languages, rather than translations of those languages.

Many require performing or participating in rituals that are unique to a foreign culture, even though they evolved specifically because of those cultures.

While some paths have legitimate reasons for such things, most do not, and their requirements are limiting, and often nothing more than obsolete dogma and cultural bias.

Unlike other traditions, the true ancient spiritual teachings lack any emphasis on religious dogma and have no cultural and ritual embedding.

And the universality of the teachings and methods easily adapt to those individuals from any culture who have an open mind, and are truly spiritually inclined.

Thus, it is a path that is readily accessible and useful to people from any land, if they wish to take advantage of it.

The ancient teachings were not formed and based on faith. Most of the basis of them came from the old world, and thus to us, our knowledge, philosophies, and practices are simply gleaned from the ‘Scientific facts’ of Universal Laws that govern all things in the Universe, including the use of the mind and energy.

They are merely the result of ‘observations’ of the Universal forces that are involved in the practical applications of our spiritual and physical existence.

Thus, even today, understanding the substance of even the ancient ‘beliefs’, requires no faith, but rather a certain quality of ‘intuitive logic’. In fact, the path urges us not to take the teachings on faith, but to EXPERIENCE the Creator and higher consciousness directly.

That way we can really know, rather than just taking something on faith and ‘hoping really bad’ that it’s true.

There is no more powerful way to change your life in a real and lasting way, than to directly experience Universal Consciousness, and thus experience and know Oneness with the Universal Spirit/God.

The ancient teachings both give us methods to expand our awareness and directly experience the Creator and Universal Consciousness, while also explaining to us the effects of Universal Laws in simple terms, even if the Law itself is difficult to under-stand.

Writing for Religious inclined people is not always an enjoyable experience. Many readers want to have their prejudices confirmed, not challenged. Emotions rule their reason, and they are capable of a determined resistance to facts and are not inhibited from displays of rudeness and ignorance.

Indeed, some are so proud of their shortcomings that they can’t wait to show them to others.

Some simply cannot read and confuse explanations with justifications as if the act of explaining something justifies the person or event being explained.

Thankfully, all readers are not handicapped in these ways or there would be no point in trying to inform the Scripture loving people.

The following may shed some light on why so many people in the western world are leaving orthodox religions in droves.

Conventional philosophical, historical, scientific and religious sources should have explained WHY you are here in this world and what your purpose and objective for living here are and what you must do to achieve what you were meant to achieve in this life and how to fulfill your life’s purpose and objective.

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And to do that, you first have to understand WHAT you really are, because you truly don’t know, do you? Don’t kid yourself, you don’t.

What you look at in the mirror is just some mechanized ape-like-clay-body in a mini skirt or a tie, but it’s not the real YOU.

So, if you don’t know WHAT you really are, how can you get anything right in your life? Your life is just an accident waiting to happen.

And for many of you, your daily doings are totally accidental and most likely far from successful in achieving your life’s purpose and objective.

You may choose to believe in the story of Adam’s rib, seven days and talking snakes, etc. but it is not clear to anybody what was originally meant by those metaphors.

The transliterations and misinterpretations you hear from the many “Orthodox taught” are varied and imaginative (and at times well-meant), but only the truth can help you understand.

Accidental interpretations, wishful thinking, faith or metaphors you don’t understand, cannot.

The root meaning of the word Philosophy is “Love of Wisdom”.

The root meaning of the word religion is… re-binding, or re-connect or re-establish or re-ligament or re-combine or re-unite, or re-join (Again becoming One).

This clearly indicates that the purpose and objective of all “religions” was meant to somehow re-unite man to the Creator, and man to man.

It also indicates something previous, that we once were connected and now have to re-(again)-connect.

Religion was apparently meant to explain to us, show us, and teach us the way to achieve this re-connection. That is why it is called “Re-ligion” (Again-Uniting).

On this issue, religions clearly appear to have been abominable failures, or at least most of them and many times to the detriment of mankind as a whole. Most people simply don’t know the Spiritual truths needed to evolve spiritually and now, they all crave it.

It has become painfully clear even for the most discerned people that we have been deceived by well-meaning people who themselves were deceived for thousands of years about the truth of our origin, our purpose for living, our real origin history and our final destiny, hence mankind as a whole have failed to become spiritually enlightened.

Things are not as we have been told by any stretch of the imagination neither in religion, philosophy, history, science and specially the fake daily news of late and they all sadly had some very bizarre reasons for not telling us the truth.

If you had been told the truth you would long since have reached some sort of spiritual perfection, so we know ‘they’ have been deceiving.

You see, if mankind knew better, they would do better, hence we know they lied to keep you consciously ignorant about Spirituality.

All the insight and understanding that has ever been hidden (Occult), has always been hidden for one purpose only, so whoever hid it, could take advantage of the people it was hidden from.

That which is hidden is what they don’t want you to know, because then they can’t bamboozle you. When people are unaware and ignorant it is easy to take advantage of them, and lead them astray.

If a Pastor, Politician or your wife/husband asks you to have faith in something they tell you, it generally means they cannot explain the subject due to their own lagging knowledge and doubt.

If they could tell you the truth, I am sure that they would, in which case, no faith is needed, but sadly many times, a pastor or politician will assume that something is the truth, and then tell his assumption to his congregation as if it were the cosmic truth, instead of telling that it is only an assumption.

To look in old books and scriptures can help you at times, but don’t overestimate that by any stretch.

In days of old, people were just as partial to record their assumptions and thoughts as if they were the cosmic truth, not knowing what it really was, as people do today.

(Fake news is an old practice).

They do this because most people are selfish. But only the truth can set you free, so ask and you shall receive.

Darwin’s theory of evolution, your school teacher told you about, is made-up stories and wishful thinking and only a THEORY that are not EVOLVED very much.

And the Creation story your priest told you appear mostly like some rabbi’s interpretation, stretched with a lot of creative and imaginary thinking.

Seven days? Adam’s rib? Talking Snake? Get real!

They simply don’t know the truth about the creation, they just hope and have faith that it is the truth, so they stick to the story in the Bible, or Darwin’s theories as well as stopping people from looking elsewhere for the real truth.

Lately they threw the bizarre intelligent design story into the mix.

New versions of the Bible come to light every day.

In English alone there are about 37 versions that we know of and in most of those Jesus himself only spoke for about16 minutes in his entire life.

So please understand that there are a lot more teachings of truth than the many very different Scriptures present and recorded.

All Scriptures have been, over many years, influenced by liars, using splinters of Truth as bait, to trap us and to dictate to us what Truth is.

Of course the package sold to us is meant, in reality, to blind us to the whole Truth.
The purpose for writing the old scriptures has long since been lost.

Ask yourself, what was the purpose or objective for writing a ‘Bible’… and did they ever achieve that purpose or objective?

All the Masters of history, including Hermes, Enoch, Melchizedek, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Tao, Joseph, Joshua, Confucius, Jesus and many more gave us spiritual guidance in order to awaken us and liberate us from untruth, and to set us on the Path to Truth.

Not one of them came to bind us into the falsehoods of constraining religions or questionable scriptures.

They wanted us to know the truth about what we really are, why we are here (our purpose) and how to achieve what we were meant to achieve, as well as explaining our true Origin and final Destiny to help us grasp our full potential.

Read: TOP 10 Forgotten Ancient Religions

Another big problem is Bibliolatry (Bible Worship)

Pre-literate people handed down their best guesses about Gods and goodness by way of oral tradition, and they made objects of stone and wood, idols, to channel their devotion.

Their notions of what was good and what was real and how to live in moral community with each other were free to evolve as culture and technology changed. But the advent of the written word changed that.

As our Iron Age ancestors recorded and compiled their ideas into sacred texts, these texts allowed their understanding of gods and goodness to become frozen and static.

The sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam forbid idol worship, but over time the texts themselves became idolized, and many modern believers practice — essentially — book worship, also known as bibliolatry.

“Because the faith of Christianity is perfect, it does not allow for any innovations to the religion,” says one young Christian explaining his faith.

His statement betrays a naïve lack of information about the origins of his own dogmas.

But more broadly, it sums up the challenge all religions face moving forward.

Imagine if a physicist said:

“Because our understanding of physics is known and perfect, it does not allow for any innovations to the field.”

Adherents who think their scriptures and faith is perfect, are not just naïve or ill informed.

They are developmentally arrested, and in the case of the world’s major religions, their mind is anchored to the Iron Age, a time of violent slavery, desperation and early death.

Only the truth is helpful and the only thing that help you grow spiritually and the only thing that really matters.

Religions made their teachings and their scriptures more important than the purpose behind them.

BUT, WHO IS TO BE CONDEMNED BECAUSE THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND?

Because our opportunities on Earth for spiritual growth are limited time-wise, we should realize that indoctrinating children with Religion, belief systems and scriptures before they are old enough to reason can spoil the learning value of their lives.

In some cases this is worse than murder because it may spoil their whole lifetime instead of just a few years. This is pure priest-craft.

“They” tell you: two thousand years ago a man by the name of Jesus Christ, who had no earthly father (immaculately conceived), who descended from David came “down” and “he died for your sins”.

By this they are telling you that God is a God of anger and he is a God of wrath and that he punishes the innocent and reward the guilty.

What we are also being told is that because Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, God is going to forgive everybody forever for everything they have ever done, and are saying that God himself demanded it.

They say, that there are 13 friends and one of them is innocent and without sin; the rest of them are born in sin and are sinners.

In order for the 12 to be saved and forgiven, the last one (the innocent one) will have to be sacrificed.

This is what they say God demands and only by sacrificing the innocent one will the rest be saved.

Even our own legal system of justice, corrupt and flawed as it is most of the times, has not thought of punishing and executing the innocent for the crimes of the guilty so the sinners can go free.

Well, do you still think they are telling you the truth, or do you now understand religious interpretations can be misinterpretations?

Only truly enlightened teachers can enlighten you, orators cannot. Stop learning so much and start thinking more yourself. I truly hope this makes you think.

I bid you a fond adieu.

I am Rene’ Descartes. (“I think, therefore I am”.)

Be sure to read this related link: 10 Reasons You Should Never Have a Religion