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Sat Yam Meditation for Depression/Anger/Grief Release

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So many people have asked me for a copy of the meditation mentioned in my talk, “Maximize Your Brain Function,” that I’ve decided to post it here:

When grief or loss overwhelms us, we instinctively choose fight or flight–both forms of denial. According to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, denial marks the first stage of a five-part process, followed by anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. If all recovery requires a progression through at least two of these stages, then how can we move through them faster? So many of my coaching clients remain stuck because of current reactions to very old grief. They don’t want to dissect their experiences; they want to move past them. Now.

A meditation using the syllables “sat yam” (rhymes with “but” “hum”) offers a powerful way to do just that. I first discovered this ancient technique on Yogiraj Alan Finger’s wonderful CD, “Life Enhancing Meditations,” in which he…

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Dragonfly Portal – The Hathors – 2/14/14 – 2/21/14 – Transformation – Breaking of illusions

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dragonflyportalAs the clock on the calendar of the human understanding of time, comes to a full circle of light and love, as the clocks strikes the hour of the hours and the eternal blessings and blossoming of the energies therein unleash, all on your planet shall begin to feel the upliftment and tremendous change within the psyche of their being. For the portal of joy and rebirth, change and transformation, a portal of the Dragonfly has opened its beautiful self up to humanity to assist you in opening the gateway of your psyche and breaking through the illusions, restrains and constrains, reaching the eternal truth of the creator and your creator selves.

And so for the next seven of your earthly days the portal shall continue to be in effect. During which time many of you who are dwelling on earth shall have the opportunity to complete the cleansing and…

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Truthout Daily Digest Friday February 14, 2014

Why Are GOP Politicians and Anti-Union Groups Interfering With the VW Vote?

John Logan, Truthout: Volkswagen accepts that its Chattanooga workers may vote for the union representation enjoyed by workers at all the company’s 61 major facilities outside of the United States and China: Why are Tennessee Republican politicians and a host of outside interests interfering?

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After Outcry From Antiwar Activists, Kareem Khan Has Been Released

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Since witnesses reported that Pakistani anti-drone activist Kareem Kahn was kidnapped from his home, antiwar activists mobilized to demand the truth behind the abduction. Khan was released in the early morning hours February 14. He had been interrogated, beaten and tortured.

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North Carolina Coal Ash Pond Still Leaking as Feds Launch Criminal Probe

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Federal authorities launched a criminal investigation following Duke Energy’s massive coal ash spill and reports of ongoing leaks into North Carolina’s Dan River, amid allegations the state has long turned a blind eye.

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Waging War on Valentine’s Day

AK Thompson, Truthout: What are the connections between love and struggle? How can we rescue radical love from cardboard expression and use it to “restore the humanity” of our oppressors?

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John Pilger | “Good” and “Bad” War – and the Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting

John Pilger, Truthout: The United States extended its empire by dividing up Korea into the “good” South and the “bad” North in the “forgotten war” following WWII. By 2020, China will be ringed by US missiles and nuclear weapons-armed aircraft. Will this history also be forgotten?

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Massachusetts Teachers Aim To Knock Down “Data Walls”

Sarah Jaffe, In These Times: Last year, K-12 teachers in the Holyoke, Massachusetts, school district were told to try a new tactic to improve test scores: posting “data walls” of students’ scores in their classrooms. The data walls are seen as the latest salvo in a war over what many see as “predatory education reform.”

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Stop Burning Out the Activists

Bill Shireman, Truthout: It is exhausting to lead a nonprofit this way: scrounging for dollars from individuals, foundations and the wealthy, then advocating your objectives with the other half of your life. This model often burns out the people, drives out the ideas and leads to vested interest control. There are alternatives.

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Paul Krugman | Redefining the Middle Class

Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: One of the odd things about the United States has long been the immense range of people who consider themselves to be middle class – and are deluding themselves. Low-paid workers who would be considered poor by international standards nonetheless consider themselves lower-middle-class.

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Five Messed-Up Things That Are in Your Food

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet: Many of these ingredients are banned in Europe, but here in the good old USA, there’s a good chance you are eating some of these products and byproducts.

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How Our Big, Cheap Wedding Fought Consumerism and Helped the Planet

Linnea M. Paton, Waging Nonviolence: “Once we had decided affirmatively that, yes, we did want to get married, we were left with a daunting question: What does a noncommercial, environmentalist, radical wedding look like?”

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When Did PBS Become the Plutocratic Broadcasting Service?

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Eugene Robinson | The GOP’s Health Crisis

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Lights Out for NSA? Maryland Lawmakers Push To Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters

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Obama to Announce Millions of Dollars in Drought Assistance for California

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Last Flight of the Monarchs? A Plea for Help for the Dying Butterflies

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Tom “Kristallnacht” Perkins’ Latest Idea: Give the Wealthy More Votes

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Charles P. Pierce | A Bad Week for the American Center

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SaLuSa Friday February 14, 2014 Mike Quinsey

We understand your anxiety at the apparent slow progress that is being made in curtailing the activities of the dark Ones. We have in fact prevented them from causing major incidents including another war, and we shall continue to restrict their opportunities to cause serious trouble.

Be assured that we have matters under our control, but nevertheless have to exercise non-interference when it is necessary. We refer of course to karmic situations where lessons remain to be learnt. However, the period you have recently entered is one that will bring major changes, leading to eventual peace. We ask you therefore to think positively and envision the Love and Peace which is descending upon Earth.

Bear in mind that we are well advanced in our efforts to contain the dark Ones, and gradually they are having to accept that they can no longer do just as they like. Indeed, they are finding it difficult to stem the change in their fortunes, and are unable to act with the freedom they once had.

This is in part due to the number of people who are awakening to the Light, and leaving behind any attachment to the dark Ones activities. Although you may be unaware of it, the Light is now the dominant force upon the Earth. It will continue to be so and carry on expanding until the Light is in total control. By then a New Age will truly be upon you, and you will have been prepared to fully anticipate in it.

We are guiding and giving every encouragement to Lightworkers to push ahead with their commitments, knowing that nothing can now stop their onward progress. You will of course have been aware of the potential for success before you incarnated upon Earth.

Every Lightworker who was chosen to work for the Light at this time will have known that it was to be a special occasion and is entitled to feel privileged. Be assured that you were selected because of your experience and ability to give of yourselves as required. At the same time your evolution is furthered by your new experiences and opportunities to clear karma. Sometimes the most difficult challenges are accepted by you at such times as, with faith in your own abilities and assistance given, you know that there is no reason why you should experience anything other than success.

Earth is something of a showpiece at this time, and many other civilisations draw near to observe the period that you are in. The reason is because you are going to have an experience that has not happened on it during any earlier cycle. You have undertaken to ascend with your physical body, which will adapt to the higher energies.

Your experience will be unique, and as you ascend you will find that your consciousness levels increase very rapidly. As you enter the higher energies you will be joined by Beings who have already ascended, and they will assist you. You are to join the Ascended Brotherhood and opportunities will given you to choose your own preferred path.

At present there are many representatives on your Earth from other planets in your Solar System, and beyond. It is as you might say “all hands on deck” as the occasion calls for the most experienced Beings to ensure complete success. You will find that as you get to experience other levels of Being and other civilisations, that it is normal for higher Beings to assist those below them. You Are One and help is always given to those who are also travelling your path. In fact, all paths lead back to the Godhead, and you are at liberty to experience as you choose, although at a certain level you will joyfully and willingly do the Will of God.

Your World continues to experience birthing pains as the old has to be swept away to make way for the new, and as you are finding it can result in very trying times. However, these will only last for a limited period, following which you will find that everything becomes more settled.

We, and Beings from other planets, will openly come to Earth and mix with you. We have much to impart and much to give you that will speed up your Ascension to the higher levels. Be assured that you are never without help, and we are active all of the time even if you are not fully aware of our presence.

We are preparing to address you on the subject of many matters that will be of importance to you in the near future. There is much that you need to keep an open mind about, as over a long period you have been deliberately misled and misinformed to hold you back. We are in fact now doing our best to gently awaken you to the truth, but for many it will be incomprehensible and too much to take in. All we can say at this time is that it is wise for every soul to be open to new ideas and not become too set in your thinking.

I am SaLuSa from Sirius and assure you of our help at all times. It will seem to many of you that the world is turning upside down – this is not the case, but simply the result of necessary changes that will gradually settle the Earth into a period of calm and peace. It is not only the physical aspects that are involved, but energies that continually move around it.

Thank you SaLuSa.

Mike Quinsey


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The manuscript of survival – part 397

Thank you Aisha! Colonized culture runs on self and other hatred, fear and violence.
In learning to love, accept and nurture ourselves we are over-writing a pattern inculcated for five thousand years in order to control and subjugate humanity.
its not easy but it is so worth it. Not only for ourselves but from each fragment of the holographic universe is reflected the whole of it! So when we clear the smudges off our fragment we shine up the whole world:-)

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Today is a perfect day to delve into a subject we have touched upon earlier, but it is one that bears repeating, and that is the subject of self love. And as today is a day that for many is in so many ways connected to the subject of love, we would like to take the opportunity to remind you all of the importance of self love. For it is indeed the very foundation of all love, for if you refuse to give yourself the gift of unconditional love, you are not being true to yourself if you only extend this gift towards others. You see, even if this may seem self-evident to you all, it is also a subject that many will turn a blind eye to every time it pops up. And the reason for that is of course the obvious one, and it is simply the fact…

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ORION Magazine Happiness For All LIVE Web Event




  • Date:Tue, Feb 18, 2014
  • Time:04:00 PM EST
  • Duration:1 hour
  • Host(s):Erik Hoffner

Presenter Information

Gretchen Legler

Gretchen Legler teaches creative writing at the University of Maine, Farmington. Her nonfiction books include All the Powerful Invisible Things: A Sportswoman’s Notebook and On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. See images from Bhutan at her trip blog.

DetailsDate:Tue, Feb 18, 2014Time:04:00 PM ESTDuration:1 hourHost(s):Erik Hoffner

Presenter Information

Gretchen Legler

Gretchen Legler teaches creative writing at the University of Maine, Farmington. Her nonfiction books include All the Powerful Invisible Things: A Sportswoman’s Notebook and On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. See images from Bhutan at her trip blog.

Charles Eisenstein

A speaker and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution, Charles Eisenstein’s short films and essays have established him as a genre-defying social philosopher and intellectual. He has traveled to Bhutan and is the author of Sacred EconomicsThe More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, andAscent of Humanity.


Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge produced the award-winning 2011 film The Economics Of Happiness and is director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture. Her groundbreaking work on development and the strengthening of local communities earned her the Right Livelihood Award in 1986.

Happiness For All

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Meeting Description:

Individual humans can certainly attain happiness, but can whole societies? One country, Bhutan, is working to light the way by rearranging priorities to ensure that its citizens can all lead fulfilled lives. Whether this is possible, even at the scale of a small nation, is a large and fascinating question, and the world is watching this country’s efforts to implement what it calls Gross National Happiness.


Author Gretchen Legler recently lived in the tiny Himalayan nation while serving as a Fulbright Scholar,and wrote about what she learned (“The Happiness Index”) in the January/February 2014 issue of Orion.


A panel of experts including Helena Norberg-Hodge andCharles Eisenstein will join us to discuss her findings, Bhutan’s progress, and related initiatives elsewhere during Orion’s next live web event. Moderated by Orion, this event is free and open to all and takes place onFebruary 18 at 4 p.m. Eastern/ 1 p.m. Pacific, and 9 p.m. GMT.

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Truthout Daily Digest February 13, 2014

William Rivers Pitt | The Poisoner’s Reckoning

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: Of late, reports of poisons massively entering our water supply have been occurring with the same dreary regularity as reports of shootings at schools. It was happening before, but now it is happening all the time. It is entirely unsustainable and must be stopped.

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Mexicans March To Oppose NAFTA, Defend Their Oil

David Bacon, Truthout: Thousands in Mexico demonstrated against education and labor “reforms”, attacks on indigenous rights by multinational mining companies, and privatization of the oil and electricity industries on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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New Campaign Limit: Memorial Day to Halloween

Johanna R. Brown, Truthout: Among many serious efforts to limit the influence of mega-donors and restore the ability of ordinary voters to elect candidates who represent them, a new law that limits the length of public campaigns to five months is the answer.

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Missouri Program Requires High School Students To Take Military Enlistment Test

Pat Elder, Truthout: The Missouri School Improvement Program calls on high schools to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program to determine whether students are “College and Career Ready.” But the program fails to disclose that schools may withhold results from military recruiters.

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The Dangerous Seduction of Drones

Medea Benjamin, OtherWords: After 10 years of this remote-control killing, the Obama administration should seek effective solutions that adhere to international law.

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Wisconsin Republican Petri Should Be Investigated for Conflict of Interest

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri went to bat in Congress for a Pentagon contractor that he reportedly owns hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock in, causing the value of his investment to rise as much as $200,000. Critics are calling for a probe into the potential conflict of interest.

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How the Life of Jesus Became Embellished Into a New Religion Based on Fables

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Scholar Reza Aslan outlines how Jesus’ crucifixion and his Judaism reflect on who he was and how the Gospels were not meant to be read as a biography. The author of Zealot also says many people misinterpret the phrase “Son of God” as a description instead of a title.

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Drone on Your iPhone: Apple Drops Objections to App Tracking US Strikes Overseas

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: A new iPhone app has been released that tracks every reported US drone strike overseas. Madiha Tahir, a filmmaker whose documentary Wounds of Waziristan looks at the drone war, says Apple stalled the app’s approval for political reasons.

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Hundreds Protest Tax Breaks for Twitter, Tech Companies

David Zlutnick, Truthout: Hundreds of protesters picketed Twitter’s offices because of an exceptionally generous tax break it receives from San Francisco. Meanwhile, municipal workers are being pressured to make concessions about their health care contributions because the city is running at a deficit.

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The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon: Three Signs of Retreat in the Global War on Climate Change

Michael Klare, TomDispatch: The pull of carbon is leading to defeat in the struggle against climate change and is reflected in three recent developments: a declaration of surrender by BP, a major setback in the European Union and a strategic end-run by Canadian tar sands companies.

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Economic Update: The Death of the Middle Class

Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update / Truthout: Updates on polls showing most Americans want less inequality; why Tea Party types fixate on government debt; and why French right-wing and other far-right parties gain support. Major discussion on US businesses recognizing the death of the middle class; and more.

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Feds Approve More Fracking Off California Coast

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Asphyxiating Education

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Life Inside the Glenn Beck Bubble

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Local Living-Wage Laws Are in Republican Crosshairs in Wisconsin

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Kansas Bill Would Allow Companies To Refuse Service to Gay Couples

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Tea Party’s Fringe Isolation: How a Conspiracist Mind-Set Poses Long-Term Electoral Danger

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Food Hubs: Sustainable Agriculture’s Missing Link

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