VICKI BATTS: “The Truth Is Out: Flu Shots Spread The Flu — Vaccine Industry In Total Panic To Censor Real Science About Vaccines”

“The take-home message from vaccine propagandists is simple:  Don’t question our authority, don’t question the authority of the unelected bureaucrats who run government health agencies, and certainly don’t question the “health experts” who create and push vaccines on the public.  You aren’t allowed to because you aren’t an “expert” — and only people who support the pro-vaccine agenda are allowed to be called “experts.”  Gatekeeping is major problem in science today, whether you’re talking about vaccines, pesticides, climate change or GMOs.  Whether it’s realized or not, corporate influence has overtaken the scientific community across the board.”

~Vicki Batts

 

Shocking new survey data shows that a growing number of parents are waking up to the vaccine industry’s lies — at least when it comes to flu shots. While vaccine skepticism is largely maligned by the mainstream media, the truth is that a substantial number of professionals are turning their backs on Big Pharma. Anti-vax nurses are coming out of the woodwork to tell their stories, and many top scientists are now refusing to vaccinate their own children.

It is no wonder that a growing number of Americans are realizing Big Pharma and the government elite do not have the public’s best interests in mind. And as polling data from Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children shows, many Americans are now realizing just that.

Flu shot skepticism on the rise

The mainstream medical community has been working tirelessly with the establishment media and the pharmaceutical industry to push the narrative that all vaccines are safe and that the flu shot is necessary for “good” health. But despite their best efforts, national polling data shows that nearly half of American parents believe the flu shot can make their kids sick.

As researchers from Orlando Health report, a growing number of people are questioning the safety and efficacy of flu vaccines. Some 50 percent believe the flu shot may make their child sick, and another third of parents believed the flu shot simply didn’t work.

Twenty-eight percent of parents also stated that the flu shot might be a cause of autism.

Dr. Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, was quick to refute any and all vaccine skepticism in a recently published press release on the study’s findings. “After years of research, we know that the flu vaccine is safe,” said Dr. Moorjani.

“The flu shot does not cause autism or any other diseases or illnesses. Doctors recommend the flu shot because it is the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.”

In December 2018, a grown man was hospitalized after a routine flu vaccination left him completely paralyzed and unable to breathe independently. He was ultimately diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, a known side effect of vaccination. It’s an autoimmune condition characterized by the immune system’s destruction of nerves, resulting in weakness or paralysis.

There are thousands of vaccine-related adverse events reported every year following vaccination, and estimates suggest that only 10 percent of vaccine reactions actually get reported.

The flu shot fraud

Despite strict adherence to the pro-vaccine narrative, the truth about vaccines can’t be ignored forever. As the polling data shows, people have questions — and they aren’t going to be satisfied with platitudes. There is no shortage of propagandists chastising the public for daring to question the validity of industry-funded vaccine science. The take-home message from vaccine propagandists is simple: Don’t question our authority, don’t question the authority of the unelected bureaucrats who run government health agencies, and certainly don’t question the “health experts” who create and push vaccines on the public.

You aren’t allowed to because you aren’t an “expert” — and only people who support the pro-vaccine agenda are allowed to be called “experts.” Gatekeeping is major problem in science today, whether you’re talking about vaccines, pesticides, climate change or GMOs. Whether it’s realized or not, corporate influence has overtaken the scientific community across the board.

If average people are too stupid to be allowed to question vaccine science, they certainly aren’t capable of consciously consenting to vaccination. Big Pharma and their puppets can’t have it both ways.

 

~via NaturalNews.com

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Pestilence Program”

Dear ES Family,

As we enter into 2019, at this time so many people that are near and dear to us, many people around us are undergoing a major consciousness shift in the foundation of their identity. As many of us are well aware, this can appear to be a major life upheaval, and thus this period of time can be extremely challenging for many people. We are enduring stages of the planetary dark night of the soul, whether consciously on the spiritual path, or unconsciously on the spiritual path. We are all engaged at some level of this combination of dismantling and its result, which is designed to catalyze a personal renewal process that changes our direction in life. Recently, the larger collective consciousness themes are surfacing around any power struggles or conflicts that exist in the nature of our current station of identity. This includes all of the structures around us and in our environment that reinforce the beliefs we have about our core identity, or how we experience our sense of self in this world.

So many of us in this spiritual family, many humans on the earth right now are undergoing a deep level of change in their core foundation that supported their current station of identity. When that foundation cracks, if the foundation has been built upon deception, or a lack of seeing the whole truth, these cracks weaken the core foundation and the people, places and things that were reinforcing our environment start to crumble away. We are seeing these cracks surface now into view, and this is the blessing which allows us to strengthen and solidify our core and our spiritual foundation. To know that when we intend to build the house for our inner spirit, we build it on the permanent strength and foundation that is based in truth.

This is a time of inquiring on the nature of truth. What truth means to us. How do we speak truth, live truth, think truth to the best of our ability, while being a human being, on a planet undergoing the chaotic event of consciousness liberation. We must seek to understand ourselves while navigating on a prison planet, and begin to forgive ourselves for allowing the anti-human conditions in which we find ourselves living within on this planet today. However, every time we undergo a significant breaking apart of foundation, it can impact the deeper part our ability to trust, to trust the universe, to trust God, to trust ourselves, and to ultimately know who we can trust and how to trust others. When we break down our identity and that which had reinforced that identity, we can lose trust in the entire spiritual ascension process.

In holding that awareness that many beloved human beings around us are enduring a crisis of faith, and are also enduring a crisis of truth. Things in the external are confusing, and we need to take the time out to get clear about the necessity to break down the areas in one’s life where deceptions have been built upon something in our sense of identity, that have created illusions and self-deceptions. Which ultimately, in the longer term, can harm us if they are not corrected.

Understanding these cracks in the firmament are that which we are sensing, maybe in terms of loved ones near us undergoing massive shifts in their identity, in their reinforcements of identity, whatever that environment may have been. Our relationships are undergoing big changes right now. Our relationships are a type of reinforcement of our identity, our significant other, our boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, our family members, our jobs or careers, methods of which we interact with the world at large, all of this has levels of reinforcing our identity every day to define what we do in this world. This is undergoing shifts in the core foundation, at every level. Being patient, holding inner stillness as an observer to the process of change, helps this shifting through the core foundation of identity to be much easier and smoother at this time. To bring compassionate understanding to those around us that we may see in our own communities, and in our own families, while in our work environments, whatever it may be. Note that the common theme we may see is the breaking down of foundation in people, places or things, which have been built either on deceptions, lies of omission, denials, or a lack of understanding the larger picture. When structures break down reinforcements, many times there is a surface purge of miasmatic debris, dead energy, or previous obsolete patterns, and the combined weight of these forces in our body can manifest into ascension flu, assorted dropping density symptoms, or other types of physical illness.

As a result of the energetic terrain shifting in the collective field, I’d like to share that since December, the acute focus has been the awareness of an assortment of Pestilence Programs surfacing in the planetary field, that appear to be the result of both an organic process of shifting massive amounts of collective miasma, combined with negative forces capitalizing on disease programming in order to suppress those awakening or shifting into higher embodiment stages. Essentially, to keep awakening people feeling mired in physical disease programs and the medical turnstile. Many of these disease programs are from many years past, previous timelines, such as the energy signature of the Bubonic Plague, which has been present over the last 30 days. As some of us are aware, the spraying of disease patterns into the collective consciousness grids both through electromagnetic means, and chemtrail spraying of pathogenic cocktails, are genetic modification methods used to control gene expression in an awakening public. By intentionally routing awakening people into the medical system merry-go-round to seek help for unusual physical symptoms, this works to keep people distracted from really what is happening, while suppressing their awakening potential.

Thus, at this time, please be aware that there is a full spectrum electromagnetic assault of Pestilence Programming being targeted in sweeps into the planetary grid networks. This seems to have additional specific targeting to those who do grid work, and work in the planetary field in some capacity, designed as retaliation by Luciferian forces, who are not happy with our recent achievements in the Albion-Cathar body in United Kingdom, France, Spain and Brazil. Please educate yourself about Armageddon Software and its third mode of targeting, the horseman pulsing of the pestilence program, which is an electromagnetic assault of an assortment of disease programs that are pulsed into the collective miasma in the lower dimensions, usually in the phantom or dead energy layers, embedded in the Qlippoth dead shells of negative forms.

Thus, this may be the time to apply special care to the physical body, and to help the body clear disease programs, and the potential blood infection (sepsis) stemming from the miasmatic clouds surfacing in the collective fields. Some recent clearings have surfaced in the field in regard to Coxsackie Virus, Bubonic Plague, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Lyme Disease, German Measles (Rubella), Avian Bird Flus. Each of these pathogenic organisms have specific energy signatures that are connected to demonic gestalts and black magic, as well as reversal energies running circuitry in the body, which interferes with proper life force flow in the internal channels and generates issues that the medical professionals call cancer. Pay attention, get the rest you require, and do whatever you can and have available to you to take good care of your body and strengthen immunity.

For now, here is more on Pestilence programming from the Ascension Glossary, to know how to clear it, is to first know that it exists.

Pestilence Program

The definition of a Pestilence is any infectious, fatal disease that is widespread or an evil influence or deliverer. An example of a pestilence is the bubonic plague. A disease that causes widespread crop damage or animal deaths can also be called a pestilence. In its Biblical use it generally indicates that these are otherworldy visitations that act as consequences to evil or immoral behavior. The word is most frequently used in the prophetic books, and it occurs 25 times in Jeremiah and Ezekiel, always associated with the sword and famine. In 4 other passages it is combined with noisome or evil beasts, or war. [1]

Infection

Infection is the invasion of an organism’s body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection.

Infections are caused by infectious agents including viruses, viroids, prions, bacteria, nematodes such as parasitic roundworms and pinworms, arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi such as ringworm, and other macroparasites such as tapeworms and other helminths.[2]

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis. One to seven days after exposure to the bacteria, flu-like symptoms develop.These include fever, headaches, and vomiting. Swollen and painful lymph nodes occur in the area closest to where the bacteria entered the skin. Occasionally the swollen lymph nodes may break open.

The three types of plague are the result of the route of infection: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, and pneumonic plague. Bubonic plague is mainly spread by infected fleas from small animals. It may also result from exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague-infected animal. In the bubonic form of plague, the bacteria enter through the skin through a flea bite and travel via the lymphatic vessels to a lymph node, causing it to swell. Diagnosis is made by finding the bacteria in the blood, sputum, or fluid from lymph nodes.[3]

Armageddon Software

The Armageddon Software programs, such as War, Pestilence and Cataclysm fears, or many other fear programs which can be interchanged as they are similar bio-warfare Mind Control programs used on the earth to suppress human consciousness. This is a Psycho-Spiritual Warfare strategy used against humanity by the Negative Aliens through their False Gods and False Father Satanic religions to use SRA to repeatedly kill and torture humans through war. The Armageddon Software is the companion Mind Control system which is activated through the Crucifixion Implants as a Holographic Insert in the planetary body and human body. The Jehovian Grids and the Jehovah religions are used to power up these NAA Violent Religions to increase fear, terror and wars over of God.

Horseman Of Apocalypse

Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War, Famine, and Death. [4]

Pestilence Program = Vaccination

Recently, there has been media spin promoting disease programming through the aggressive creation of fear and the push for legalizing forced vaccinations of children and hospital workers. Many articles have been posted recently in the news by medical professionals urging you to vaccinate, combined with a variety of public relation messages to urge people to trust our health to the medical system professional. This implies the average person is unintelligent and incapable in regards to managing their own health and body, and the pushed Propaganda is to give our power fully over to the people that make multiple billions in revenue from the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Who with common sense can truly believe that these drug companies have our families health and wellbeing as their first priority? This is a perfect example of Psycho-Spiritual Warfare (mind control) operation directed to the public to create panic around the medical agenda to prescribe as many pharmaceuticals and vaccinations as possible, without people questioning or performing due diligence on what they are actually being injected with or swallowing. The hard question to ask is who is benefiting from this propaganda, and why are they pushing Vaccinations and saturating the media with commercials to ask the “friendly doctors you can trust” on the latest pharmaceutical or medical device so aggressively now?

It is blaringly obvious that there is a massive conflict of interest between the public’s health and wellbeing that stands between the billions of dollars generated to the Pharmaceutical companies and their medical representatives. No sane person can refute this, it is fact. Happy drug commercials with smiling paid actors to hide following the trail of money is just one of the agendas at work to pull the wool over people’s eyes. We are not even addressing the sinister details of the NAA eugenicist program that is actually behind this propaganda of pushing the vaccine and pharmaceutical agenda. This is just about plain common sense and following the money to see who actually gets paid incredible amounts of money in order to carry out the Armageddon Software which includes the Pestilence program. [5] (See Vaccinations)

Neurological Toxins

We can be blocked from receiving these higher frequencies transmitted during the Ascension Cycle, even when we are directly exposed to them, from excessive distraction in materialism, being bombarded with low ELF or radio waves, or from uncleared accumulated negativity and toxic exposures. There is tremendous amount of chaotic forces being purposely spread in order to confuse, obfuscate, distract and trap the masses into very low frequency behaviors that continually drain their energies. Additionally, on planet earth we are exposed to an array of neurological toxins designed to impair the organic functioning of the autonomic nervous system and keep brain wave activity in high stress states. Pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, Chemtrails, ELF, radio wave and wi-fi exposures, genetic modified foods, preservatives, aspartame and recreational drugs are all designed to impair or damage the nervous system over a period of time with continued exposure, dulling the higher sensory ability and suppressing Consciousness of the human being. When we become aware of the potentially harmful effects hidden inside the push of mass consumerism, we can make better choices to protect ourselves and our energies from being unconsciously drained by these forces using Consumptive Modeling to push their products on us.[6]

Genetic Engineering

One way Genetic Engineering works is by physically removing a gene from one organism and inserting it into another, giving the organism the potential ability to express the trait encoded by that inserted gene. Bacterium and virus can be used in the spraying of Chemtrails that have carriers with genetically labbed organisms that are intentionally designed to insert genes to carry certain infections used for gene transcription, and to which the Pestilence agenda remains unseen and largely unknown by the masses. The gene with the desired traits must be coated and copied from thousands of genes that had been collected, and then inserted, injected or inhaled in the targeted groups. This process is also called Gene Cloning. See Mind Controlled Gene Expression. [7]

Nanotech Weapons and Morgellons

Nanotechnology weapons such as Morgellons are self replicating hollow fibers that are designed to read out the light finger print code of the DNA of the person infected with the Alien Implants technology and transform it to a signal that is detectable to be tracked, tested and harvested. It appears to be self-assembly nanobot technology related to transhumanist agenda of the Archons for artificial light harvesting.

For a moment holding in our heart and loving prayer for all of those that may not be feeling well, or are dealing with the collective disease programming during the ascension cycle. May all be strengthened and spiritually healed through peace and unconditional love. To know this peace and unconditional love in their own experience and to extend this peace and unconditional love to their brothers, sisters and friends throughout the community. May we hold this intention of brotherhood, sisterhood, peace and love and perfect health throughout our ES Community now. As we move into this new year cycle, may we all be strengthened and healed in our spiritual community and beyond, to feel the palpable peace and unconditional love that is offered through our direct connection with God Source, that lends us radiant health and energetic balance.

May perfect health bless you,

Lisa

P.S. Please be aware that this information is provided for supporting your informed consent and improved awareness about the existence of such programs, and that you alone are responsible for researching and performing your own due diligence to educate yourself about your personal health. This information is not to be construed as medical advice.

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – January 8, 2019

ARJUN WALIA: “The Trump Administration Just Lifted The Ban On Bee-Killing Pesticides & GMOs”

“Is Donald Trump’s administration really Donald Trump‘s administration? Was the Obama administration really the Obama administration? Was the Bush administration really the Bush administration? The answer by now should be an obvious ‘no’, as so many examples abound where corporate dominance influences and controls the political will of their puppets.”

~Arjun Walia

 

In Brief

The Facts:

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.

Reflect On:

After so many years of evidence and activism, why was this really overturned? What’s the corporate relationship with government, and how does that influence policy?

Is Donald Trump’s administration really Donald Trump‘s administration? Was the Obama administration really the Obama administration? Was the Bush administration really the Bush administration? The answer by now should be an obvious ‘no’, as so many examples abound where corporate dominance influences and controls the political will of their puppets. Yes, this includes Donald Trump, even though he’s not an insider the same way the Bushes, the Clintons and Obama were.

Powerful forces still impact the Trump administration, perhaps not to the extent that they would have for Hillary, who was nothing but a spokesperson for the corporatocracy. Goldman Sachs wrote many of her speeches, as outlined by Wikileaks, among many other things. Of course, the establishment tried to debunk Wikileaks, and blame Russia, but that’s another story. At the end of the day, they are all puppets in one way or another. Governments now sit functionally under the corporations, and the corporations sit under the financial sector, all the way up to the Bank of International Settlements.

If you follow the money, it’s not hard to see.

Puppet Administrations

We have yet to see a presidency that does not place corporate puppets or people of great power into office since, perhaps, John F. Kennedy. Administrations now brainwash and use propaganda and patriotism to create followers and to drive the masses to accept anything they propose. Roosevelt was clear in noting that political parties no longer exist to execute the will of the people:

“Political parties have become the tools of the corrupt interests which use them to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government, sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. Unhampered by tradition, uncorrupted by power, undismayed by the magnitude of the task, the new party offers itself as the instrument of the people, to sweep away old abuses, to build a new and nobler government.”

–Roosevelt

Dozens of presidents and politicians have outed the secret government over the years. Today they refer to it as the Deep State.

This is why we can never really know what’s going on, and exactly why presidential candidates make promises they can never keep. Almost every other world leader of a country that is not in an alliance with the United States, as well as leaders who are, have continuously spoken out about this secret government. The latest examples would be President Bashar Al Assad in Syria, or Vladimir Putin, who said after a US president is elected, “men in dark suits” come in and give him instructions.

So, either a president can bow and support and follow the will of their masters, or he can oppose them. Who knows what tools the Deep State uses to push our “leaders” into their decision making? Today, especially when we speak of developed countries, there are indeed governments within governments

EPA Ban Lifted

This is why it’s no surprise that the EPA ban on deadly pesticides has been lifted. These pesticides are not only harmful to human beings, but have also been strongly linked to a major decline in the global bee population. Some could argue that that industry is pushing bee deaths, like they push the war on terror, in order to drive the population into acceptance of a heightened national security state, or perhaps, in this case, the acceptance of GMOs within protected areas, a true natural hazard. As Jenny Keating, federal lands policy analyst for the group Defenders of Wildlife says,

‘’Industrial agriculture has no place on refuges dedicated to wildlife conservation and protection of some of the most vital and vulnerable species.”

It’s always necessary to think deeply and critically about these things, given the amount of corruption that plagues politics, government and it’s organizations like the EPA. These pesticides should not be sprayed, and the science is clear on that. The science concerning GMOs, as well, is very concerning. In fact, hundreds of scientists have now told the world that the GMO & Cancer link is real. This is important to note, because the bans of the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges, where farming is permitted, is also a part of this.

It’s also concerning because multiple lawsuits have shown the corruption behind these products, be it glyphosate, or engineered foods. A 1998 lawsuit actually forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. The files showed that scientists were lied to, brainwashed, as well as corrupted when it came to information and science. The lawyer published a book about it, called Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It has some great reviews by some of the leading scientists currently in the field.

It’s hard to believe that all the work that was done by activists to prohibit farmers on refuges from planting biotech crops, such as soybeans and corn, engineered to resist insect pests and weed-controlling herbicides, has been reversed. That being said, it’s clear that consciousness has shifted, the people don’t really want this stuff, so as we continue to move on into the future, you will see more health conscious people, less meat-eaters, fewer GMO eaters, more organic eaters, no matter how hard they make it for us.

As the Guardian Points out,

That policy also had barred the use on wildlife refuges of neonicotinoid pesticides, or neonics, in conjunction with GMO crops. Neonics are a class of insecticides tied by research to declining populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects around the world. Rather than continuing to impose a blanket ban on GMO crops and neonics on refuges, Fish and Wildlife Service deputy director Greg Sheehan said decisions about their use would be made on a case-by-case basis.

Despite the fact that we are making changes in our lives, the animals and the insects do not know, and we must speak for them, and be their voice, because they aren’t even given a choice.

 

~via Collective-Evolution.com

THICH NHAT HANH: “We Need a Revolution — It Starts with Falling in Love with the Earth”

The Earth is our mother, nourishing and protecting us in every moment — giving us air to breathe, fresh water to drink, food to eat and healing herbs to cure us when we are sick.  Every breath we inhale contains our planet’s nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and trace elements.  When we breathe with mindfulness, we can experience our interbeing with the Earth’s delicate atmosphere, with all the plants, and even with the sun, whose light makes possible the miracle of photosynthesis.  With every breath, we can experience communion.  With every breath, we can savor the wonders of life.

We need to change our way of thinking and seeing things.  We need to realise that the Earth is not just our environment.  The Earth is not something outside of us.  Breathing with mindfulness and contemplating your body, you realise that you are the Earth.  You realise that your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth.  Look around you — what you see is not your environment, it is you.

Great Mother Earth

Whatever nationality or culture we belong to, whatever religion we follow, whether we’re Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, or atheists, we can all see that the Earth is not inert matter.  She is a great being, who has herself given birth to many other great beings — including Buddhas and bodhisattvas, prophets and saints, sons and daughters of God and humankind.  The Earth is a loving mother, nurturing and protecting all peoples and all species without discrimination.

When you realise the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself.  This is the kind of awareness, the kind of awakening that we need, and the future of the planet depends on whether we’re able to cultivate this insight or not.  The Earth and all species on Earth are in real danger.  Yet if we can develop a deep relationship with the Earth, we’ll have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change our way of life.

Falling in Love

We can all experience a feeling of deep admiration and love when we see the great harmony, elegance and beauty of the Earth.  A simple branch of a cherry blossom, the shell of a snail or the wing of a bat — all bear witness to the Earth’s masterful creativity.  Every advance in our scientific understanding deepens our admiration and love for this wondrous planet.  When we can truly see and understand the Earth, love is born in our hearts.  We feel connected.  That is the meaning of love: To be at one.

Only when we’ve truly fallen back in love with the Earth will our actions spring from reverence, and the insight of our interconnectedness.  Yet many of us have become alienated from the Earth.  We are lost, isolated and lonely.  We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption.  But the Earth is always there for us, offering us everything we need for our nourishment and healing: The miraculous grain of corn, the refreshing stream, the fragrant forest, the majestic snow-capped mountain peak, and the joyful birdsong at dawn.

True Happiness is Made of Love

Many of us think we need more money, more power or more status before we can be happy.  We’re so busy spending our lives chasing after money, power and status that we ignore all the conditions for happiness already available.  At the same time, we lose ourselves in buying and consuming things we don’t need, putting a heavy strain on both our bodies and the planet.  Yet much of what we drink, eat, watch, read or listen to, is toxic and is polluting our bodies and minds with violence, anger, fear and despair.

As well as the carbon dioxide pollution of our physical environment, we can speak of the spiritual pollution of our human environment: The toxic and destructive atmosphere we’re creating with our way of consuming.  We need to consume in such a way that truly sustains our peace and happiness.  Only when we’re sustainable as humans will our civilization become sustainable.  It is possible to be happy in the here and the now.

We don’t need to consume a lot to be happy; in fact, we can live very simply.  With mindfulness, any moment can become a happy moment.  Savoring one simple breath, taking a moment to stop and contemplate the bright blue sky, or to fully enjoy the presence of a loved one, can be more than enough to make us happy.  Each one of us needs to come back to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth.  It’s not money, power or consuming that can make us happy, but having love and understanding in our heart.

The Bread in Your Hand is the Body of the Cosmos

We need to consume in such a way that keeps our compassion alive.  And yet many of us consume in a way that is very violent.  Forests are cut down to raise cattle for beef, or to grow grain for liquor, while millions in the world are dying of starvation.  Reducing the amount of meat we eat and alcohol we consume by 50% is a true act of love for ourselves, for the Earth and for one another.  Eating with compassion can already help transform the situation our planet is facing, and restore balance to ourselves and the Earth.

Nothing is More Important than Brotherhood and Sisterhood

There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us.  We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth.   We’ve been homo sapiens for a long time. Now it’s time to become homo conscious.  Our love and admiration for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination.  Centuries of individualism and competition have brought about tremendous destruction and alienation.  We need to re-establish true communication — true communion — with ourselves, with the Earth, and with one another, as children of the same mother.  We need more than new technology to protect the planet.  We need real community and co-operation.

All civilisations are impermanent and must come to an end one day.  But if we continue on our current course, there’s no doubt that our civilisation will be destroyed sooner than we think.  The Earth may need millions of years to heal, to retrieve her balance and restore her beauty.  She will be able to recover, but we humans and many other species will disappear, until the Earth can generate conditions to bring us forth again in new forms.  Once we can accept the impermanence of our civilization with peace, we will be liberated from our fear.  Only then will we have the strength, awakening and love we need to bring us together.  Cherishing our precious Earth — falling in love with the Earth — is not an obligation.  It is a matter of personal and collective happiness and survival.

 

~via WakingTimes.com

BODY MIND SOUL & SPIRIT: “The Dangers Of Fluorescent Light Bulbs”

You see them in every grocery store and home center — those funny-looking curly compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that are rapidly replacing the old round bulbs.  And by 2020, effectively phasing out traditional incandescent bulbs as a way to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The energy efficiency of CFLs may be significant, but unlike traditional light bulbs, there is a hidden danger sealed inside each little bulb that requires special handling and disposal.

Mercury — a potent, developmental neurotoxin that can damage the brain, liver, kidneys and central nervous system. Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to mercury’s toxic effects.  Even at low levels, mercury is capable of causing a number of health problems including impair motor functioning, cognitive ability and emotional problems.  Higher or prolonged exposure can result in much more serious health problems.

CFLs are marketed as “safe” and don’t pose any health risks as long as the glass remains intact.  The danger comes if the bulbs are cracked, broken or not disposed of properly.  Although it sounds like a miniscule amount  — 4 to 5 milligrams — there is enough mercury in just one fluorescent light bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water.

So what does that mean if a CFL is cracked or breaks in our homes, releasing mercury vapors in an enclosed area?

Consumers — especially those with young children — need to know what to do when a CFL breaks and the proper way to dispose of used bulbs.  It’s no longer as easy as changing a light bulb.

Mercury Warning:

Compact fluorescent light-bulbs contain very small amounts of mercury and care must be taken in disposing of them or when they break.

The EPA suggests the following:

—People and pets should immediately leave the room. 

—Open a window and/or door and Air out the room for 5 to 10 minutes.

—Turn off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system.

—Thoroughly collect broken glass and visible powder using wet cloths. Never use vacuum cleaners or brooms.

 —Put all debris and cleanup materials in a sealable container and put outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of properly. Do not leaving bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.

—If practical, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the heating/air conditioning system shut off for several hours.

All of this needs to be done to protect people from the tiny amount of mercury in one fluorescent light bulb.  Which begs the question, are these lights really safe and are the risks worth it?

Another equally important concern is what happens to the environment — the air, soil and water — when tons of discarded bulbs, along with the mercury, are dumped into local landfills?

The threat posed by billions of broken CFLs lying in landfills has resulted in some communities requiring their citizens to discard used and broken CFLs in designated recycling centers or in a hazardous-waste collection facility.

Given the known deleterious effects caused by mercury, it would seem logical to assume there will be some unintended consequences resulting from the switch to compact fluorescent lights.

Only time will tell how significant those consequences will be.

If you are concerned about the possible health risks associated with CFLs, LED or halogen lights are good alternatives.  Both cost a little more but are as efficient as CFLs and can be recycled easily.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps are designed to fit standard light sockets as an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs.  CFLs have spiraling or elongated U-shaped tubes known as a single-envelope unit; the double-envelope or encapsulated bulbs have the tubes inside a glass bulb.  Consumers should be aware of dangers associated with CFL bulbs before bringing the units into the home, school or workplace.

Mercury Content

Although CFLs are considered extremely energy efficient, each bulb contains about 5mg “elemental mercury”.  General Electric, a manufacturer of CFL bulbs, notes the amount equivalent to the tip of a ballpoint pen.  GE further claims the mercury is an “essential, irreplaceable element” that allows the bulb to perform as an efficient light source, posing no danger during regular use.  Elemental mercury is a bioaccumulative neurotoxin that effects multiple neurological responses.  High exposures may affect the kidneys, lead to respiratory failure and death. In addition, mercury accumulates in the environment, vaporizing into the air and leaching into water supplies.

Radiation Emissions

CFL bulbs are subject to scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as electronic products that emit ultraviolet radiation.  However, as of May 2011, the FDA did not have “specific standards or annual reporting requirements” for manufacturers because the bulbs are considered of little concern, having insignificant levels of radiation.  CFLs emit a small amount of UVA, UVB and infrared radiation, according to the FDA.  The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency tested CFLs from various manufacturers.  With the exception of people with photosensitive medical conditions, such as lupus, ARPANSA noted that CFLs are suitable for use at distances beyond 10 inches.  However, when using desktop and other close lamps, it’s advisable to utilize double-envelope or encapsulated bulbs.

Electrical Sensitivity

Electrical sensitivity, also known as electrical hypersensitivity and electromagnet hypersensitivity, is a recognized disability with chronic and systematic reactions to electromagnet fields given off by wiring, electrical equipment, transformers and florescent lighting — including CFLs.  Approximately 8 million Americans experience electrical sensitivities, according to the Research & Training Center on Independent Living.  It causes nervous system symptoms such as headache, fatigue, stress and sleep disturbances; skin symptoms including prickling, burning sensations and rashes, and pain and ache to muscles, as well as many other health problems. CFLs contribute to electrical sensitivity by emitting electromagnetic radiation.

Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnet radiation, also known as electromagnetic frequencies — EMF — is a naturally occurring energy.  Technological advances such as CFL bulbs have increased the EMF in modern environments.  The electromagnet radiation bundle includes dirty electricity — sometimes called dirty power — electrical pollution and radio waves.  Most of the EMF fields experienced every day and emitted from CFL bulbs are non-ionizing radiation and considered “safe”.  However, for people with electrical sensitivity, CFL bulbs have significant accumulative dangers, according to ElectroSensitivity UK News.

 

 

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