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6/14/14 Recap

Thank you Laura! I love your perspective on the “false flag day” (that made me laugh:-) It is all too easy when our hearts naturally go out to those who are suffering in the countries being used as punching bags by the powers that were, to feel overwhelmed and despairing. I appreciate being reminded that as bad as it really is for so many right now, it is going to end. Your gardens are so beautiful!

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Since I posted earlier regarding my dream and others’ predictions about 6/14/14, I thought I’d give a little recap. Synchronously, the moment I started typing this current post, a comment came through on the “What’s Happening on 6/14/14?” post, which summarized my own sense:

Posted by gordonyumibe on June 17, 2014 at 11:21 am edit


I think the “good guys” have won…..they, the dark ones, are being routed…


I was just beginning a post to that effect when your comment came through. 🙂


It has been sooo much easier in my healing practices and meditations…0

Indeed, for most of the people I know, 6/14/14 proved to be that lotus blossom, emerging fresh from mud — the image that haunted me from my dream.

For David, 6/14/14 happened to mark the official end of a very long slog in the employment realm where he has tried for eighteen…

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Truthout | Summer Reading Book Reviews

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As summer begins, where will the latest blockbuster from Hollywood transport us? Perhaps to a dystopian world of extreme inequality where thousands of impoverished workers risk their lives to cross a heavily fortified border while political elites live in luxury?

Sadly, as several of Truthout’s new Progressive Picks illustrate, this dystopian vision is already a reality.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains how the growing economic disparity between rich and poor is built into the system of capitalism that has gone unchecked for decades. In Border Patrol Nation Todd Miller exposes the growing border-industrial complex, while in This Town Mark Leibovich details how DC politicians mingle with the very journalists supposedly relied upon to keep watch on their policies.

Also this month, we have Rebecca Solnit’sMen Explain Things to Me, a blistering exploration of the ways in which sexism affects how men communicate with women – or in too many cases, interrupt, silence and even threaten women.

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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
By Todd Miller

Since 9/11, the borders of the United States have increasingly become armored military zones, argues Todd Miller. While giving voice to all the different kinds of people impacted,Border Patrol Nation examines an issue largely unknown to the general public – a border-industrial complex.

Men Explain Things to Me

By Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit’s now-classic essay “Men Explain Things to Me” draws on her own experience of men wrongly assuming they know better – including a man at a party telling Solnit to read a book she actually wrote. This book adds six new essays on topics including Virginia Woolf, marriage equality, and the terrifying scope of contemporary violence against women.

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America’s Gilded Capital
By Mark Leibovich

In this stingingly comical book, Mark Leibovich (national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine) treats us to an insider’s account of Washington’s close-knit relationship with the “media industrial complex.” This Town is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about the inner workings of the nation’s capital.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
By Thomas Piketty
Capital in the Twenty-First Century looks at the current economic model that dominates the United States – and, increasingly, the globe – and argues that it ensures the increase of economic inequality and undermines democracy. Piketty’s nearly 700-page tome has changed the debate about capitalism and is already one of Truthout’s most popular Progressive Picks.

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A short update on the energies

Thank you Aisha! You and the CC’s are ever amazing to me. It seems that as soon as I begin to wonder about something, often even before I can really formulate a question, you answer it. I was wondering why I felt like I was sort of spinning in place in one of those little backwater eddies in the river cut off from the main flow of the stream. I wondered if I had lost my center and what might be necessary to move forward again. Now I see it is just a tidal pool left momentarily out of the flow until the tide again rises beyond it. After a lifetime of struggle and striving to accomplish-often even to survive, it’s almost comical how difficult it is to just “be” and accept; to allow and be patient and trust. Thank you for making the learning curve less steep for so many of us!

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As you have perhaps already noticed, you have already been carried far out to sea by these incoming energies, and as such, you may find yourself at a place that seems both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, and rightly so. For even if you are indeed venturing out into virgin territory, you are also venturing further and further into you, and so, what may seem unsettling at times will soon grow into something more akin to a homecoming where you will sense the profound feeling of finally coming fully home to you. But as yet, you may still encounter some glimpses of yesteryear that may serve to unbalance you in such a way, you might think you have fallen prey to that old and unwanted companion, fear. But fear not, this is not what is happening, this can in many ways be likened to the rapid unspooling

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