I speak for the weeds (a poem)

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From a matrix of sand, spewing gravel, humus, and a heartfelt explosion

of abundance

I sing unending joy. I drive, poke, peek, push

From within the ranks of green soldiers constantly mown down in an acceptance of defeat

I rise up, we rise up, diverse, tangled, fleshy, juicy, untamed

We are the voice and talents of our beloved undomesticated mother.

Living unframed, we are the wild women

shamed into invisibility or porn

Our abilities mostly unseen, our beauty defamed

We are pushed outside the acceptable window of vision

Those who purportedly seek status, perfection, power

cannot see us

We know no hierarchy

Only freedom entices us. We are the artists and purveyors of the green side of the brain

The heart of darkness of humanity has plunged us into a blind eye

plumbed the heart of being into a footnote.

Yet we embody the feminine power of birth, life,  healing, and the creative juice

Infinite shapes, textures, chemicals, potentials, striving

We remain pure, never hybridized, not studied, used, developed

Just poisoned, attacked, eliminated

We bother the perfect unity of control. We are not an image with which you can comfort yourself

We hear of the genocide of peoples

We are told of the extermination of animals

The endangerment of species

Yet here we live, wild

in the perfection of multiplicity

An infinite expression of life force

We are the motion inside of you

The water that feeds you

The medicine that heals you

We are the voice of love from your mother

The mother you never embrace, thank, or appreciate. Your toes have not wriggled near our roots and the worms for so long.

Yet our contact would restore you to balance and bring you peace and health.

I speak for the weeds, whose passionate expression of indomitable life cannot be crushed

Remember, gardener.

What are you growing? Who are you helping? What are you creating?

We are here to help.

 

My third eye sees plants and flowers: masculine and feminine aspects of insight

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Dearest readers,

Whenever I paint, I feel as if the source of the images and ideas comes from a deep well somewhere inside of my body. The imagery emerges from this place, the source of which is unseen. Yet it is a distinct place which exists somewhere around my solar plexus. Many interesting pictures and dreams come through from my mind’s eye, which I guess most would call the third eye or pineal gland. These images are visible inside of my head. Last night, in my dream, my “regular” eyebrows had fallen out, and a new set was growing in below the original eyebrows, just below the bone! A lot of the time when I am awake or in the state between sleep and wakefulness, these images spontaneously appear, often depicting a great variety of flowers and plants. Sometimes I see moving geometric shapes or other visions. The photos from this post are from my own garden.

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In general, it seems that people consider the Earth or natural world to be part of the lower realms. I personally feel and know that the human connection to Gaia or Mother Earth is as crucially important and spiritually significant as our connection to the cosmos, sky, sun, soul, and higher self. The physical body is also part of this equation. I believe that there is a clear reason why the Judeo-Christian religious system has squelched the feminine out of its belief system.  The body, the Earth, emotions, sexuality – all of these aspects of being seemed to have been consistently problematic for the establishment of religious power and dogma. The feminine aspects of love, receptivity, emotion, physical pleasure each embody an important measure of human creativity and sovereignty. Without the feminine, the human being is weakened, disconnected from a huge part of self as well as from the consciousness of the planet, and is essentially disempowered. This is how in our collective past we allowed ourselves to be conditioned and enter a program of fear, punishment and reward, guilt and judgment.

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So plants, art, images, and the physical body appear to be my personal gateway to Mother Earth and to the divine feminine. This energy connection for me is an easy one to access. It is natural and requires no effort. A lot of people communicate with their more masculine aspect through the third eye, channeling guides and other beings. Ultimately, since we are all one, there is no being separate from self. Which means that masculine and feminine aspects are also part of the unity of being of which we are all a piece.

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When I wish to communicate with my more masculine, cosmic aspects, I just realized that it is through writing, and more precisely, automatic writing that I can receive responses to my questions. I ask a question, then I wait for words to come, which I record, one by one. Is the source of information different than the one which delivers the images for my paintings or about healing plants? I don’t really know. Possibly yes, possibly no. I don’t think the portal for automatic writing is located in the same area of my body as the one which gives me intuitive images, which are more global or conceptual and less linear. Cultivating patience and the ability to listen seem to be necessary skills or even talents in order to better receive information from the connected self and body.

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More than anything, I want my DNA to be fully activated. To have that fiber optic rainbow bridge of energy and information coursing through my light body and my physical body. For my heart and emotional bodies to be clear and functioning at a high level. To remember who I am and why I am here on Earth at this time. To me, this is the image of happiness. To be a fully connected human being, operating with total alignment and full integrity.

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So much of my life has been spent doubting, searching, trying out different activities and skills, exploring different places. Basically trying to find bits and pieces of myself by interacting with the world. And the world, both natural and manufactured, interacts with me. This is where synchronicities come in. For example, I have been decorating my Little Free Library, which is close to being installation ready, with imagery that is meaningful to me.

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I found a video one day about feathers being visual triggers for DNA activation and awakening to a higher level of consciousness. The color of the feather affects the symbolic meaning of the encounter. And so I began to paint gray, black, and white feathers on the side panels of the library. And on the back, a pair of Eastern bluebirds and a black and white magpie. As I was driving my car yesterday, I happened to be behind an older model Lincoln Towncar. An image of drifting white cutout feathers, just like on my library side panels, was stuck on the rear window of the vehicle. Backwards, I deciphered the word dream at the bottom of the decal. And the license number of the car was RAA. (Ra being the Egyptian god embodying the Law of One, unity consciousness, and ascension.)

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The physical realm, our bodies, and nature are powerful communicators, if we pay attention to details. Just this past week, I have been visited by a beautiful snapping turtle, who bears great wisdom about patience, leaving behind the old, and beginning new chapters in my life. Yesterday, I saw a magnificent red-tailed hawk, much larger than any I have ever seen, soaring above the lake where I walk my dog. The hawk teaches how to see the bigger picture, to hone in and focus on solutions given by source rather than waste energy chasing after ways to control outcomes. These animals are great gifts.

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I know that it is from a place of fear that I wish to control my life, and letting go of that control all while embracing insight, intuition, and wisdom from the natural world and from spirit is the path that brings ease, abundance, beauty, and joy. Having spent many years working through fear, pain, suffering, lack, worry, and stress, I am ready to create something different for my life. So grateful am I to the animals, to the imagery of plants and the information and wisdom that comes in me and through me from so many lifetimes of experience.

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All human beings were made to be connected to Earth and sky, like the beautiful trees that grace our planet. We are moving trees, living libraries. All of us connected to one another, to the planet, and beyond. All of our questions and yearnings are heard. Why is it so hard to let go of the familiar system, even if it keeps us in pain, lonely, and separated from all that is? This is the big challenge for all of us. The time to remember has come. It is a joyful time. At last, we will be able to sit back, relax, love ourselves, and enjoy our lives as we help one another and work together to create harmony within ourselves and within our communities once again.

Intuitive skin care with weeds and herbs

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Dearest readers,

I recently joined an on-line class called Awakening to Remember on Lisa Transcendence Brown’s site. Her insights are amazing, and the insight that mastery, self-love, health, and emotional balance are gained by remembering who we are as sovereign and powerful beings resonates with great truth for me.

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Remembering means allowing all relevant parallel timelines (what are most often called past or future lives) to resurface so that all unfinished business, separation from the higher self, and emotional pain, fear, or discomfort be resolved in love. It also means acknowledging that the knowledge and information gleaned through hundreds or thousands of lifetimes of experience is still stored in our DNA, accessible through our intuition, heart, and body.

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Our cellular structure does have memory, and we are all able to access what is needed in the present without necessarily having to go to school or receive specialized training. Dr. Sebi, a naturopath, never received any formal training, yet through diet, fasting, and supplements, he claimed to heal deadly diseases and disorders. Basically, by restoring the body to balance, the body heals itself. Dr. Sebi said that plants which have never been hybridized contain the essential minerals the body needs for energetic balance. He called these plants “electric foods”.

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Weeds and certain herbs are probably the only plants we consume which have never been intentionally hybridized by humans. Because humanity has been farming for so many thousands of years, it would be difficult if not impossible to find a fruit or vegetable that is not a hybrid of some kind.

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While I am not seeking to heal anyone other than myself at this point in time, I am very much interested in recovering my knowledge of plants and herbs through intuitive insight. When I look into my mind’s eye, more often than not, I see flowers or green plants. This inner vision indicates to me that I have a long and intimate connection with the botanical world. I believe that the more I ask myself specific questions, the more information will surface.

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One question that I recently asked myself:

  • How can I heal the rosacea-like capillaries that appeared on my cheeks several years ago?

The answer that came to me is this:

  • Finely chop fresh basil leaves
  • Mix the chopped leaves in plain yoghurt
  • Add lemon juice to this mixture
  • Apply to affected areas

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I found a web page with natural remedies for facial treatments broken capillaries/couperosis. This article indicates four different home remedies respectively using aloe vera, parsley, sage, and green tomatoes.

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I decided to compare the nutrition profiles of these various recipes/ingredients to my intuitive recipe to see how they match up. On comparison, it appears that my intuitive recipe contains several of the vitamins and minerals that these home remedies also include B vitamins, vitamins C and K, potassium, and various antioxidants. I am planning on trying my own recipe as well as the those found in the referenced article and see what results I experience. I will post a follow-up in a few weeks.

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  • Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese; a very good source of copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), and vitamin C; and a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium andomega-3 fatty acids. A quarter cup of lemon juice contains 31 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 3 percent of folate and 2 percent of potassium. Yoghurt, in addition to probiotics, contains calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

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  • Aloe Vera contains many vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6. Aloe Vera is also one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12. Some of the 20 minerals found in Aloe vera include: calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium,selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese.

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  • Parsley is an excellent of vitamin K and vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin A, folate and iron. Parsley’s volatile oil components include myristicin, limonene, eugenol and alpha-thujene. Its flavonoids include apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol and luteolin.

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  • Sage is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and B vitamins such as folic acid, thiamin, pyridoxine, and riboflavin in much higher doses than the recommended daily requirements, plus healthy amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, and copper.
  • A large green tomato contains 43 milligrams of vitamin C, providing half the daily requirement for men and nearly 60 percent for women. Green tomatoes also are rich in Vitamin K, B-Complex, protein, fiber, and Tomatine
    Green tomatoes are equally rich in antioxidants and B vitamins and may even help fight cancer.

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    While herbs, fruits, and vegetables are full of phytonutrients and minerals derived from the Earth and nourished by the sun, it is important to consider where and how plants are grown, and by whom. The healing properties of plants are  increased when grown in a loving, high frequency environment.Horseweed-III.jpg

     

     

    What we consider to be weeds are some of the most nutritious and healing plants on Earth. Canadian horseweed is a common plant found growing between sidewalk cracks where I live. It is mainly known for its astringent properties. Plantains are excellent for healing surface wounds to the skin. Stinging nettle, paradoxically, can be used to treat eczema, acne, and other skin blemishes, and it is also a very good tonic for hair and dandruff treatment.

    The next time you think you only want a smooth, velvety lawn, think again! You might have an entire pharmacy and a wide selection of beauty spa treatments growing in your back yard.

Intuition and healing plants

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Dearest readers,

It is not yet universally accepted that almost all humans on Earth have lived many lifetimes, not always on this planet. Many religions do accept this principle, and I feel that humans would have more peace of mind if this reality of the immortality of the soul became more widespread outside of religious belief. It would explain many mysteries. Because there is no time in higher dimensions, past, present, future “incarnation” memories remain imprinted in our DNA. We all have access intuitively to all information that we have experienced in any incarnation.

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For those of us who have been shamans, healers, hunters, people or beings who were intimate with nature, plant life, healing, and other dimensions during timelines which are outside of our current experience, we can delve into our memories and bring up invaluable information about healing.

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It is a simple process, and with the resource of the internet at hand, we can check our intuitions against scientific and medical research as well as the knowledge of botanists and herbalists world-wide. It is possible that your intuitions may reveal information of which current humans are not aware.

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When I look inward and ask questions about “past” lives or “future” incarnations, I see many experiences as a Native American healer/shaman, in ancient Mexico, China, Mongolia, as well as in North America as a plant scientist 500 years from now. Sometimes I feel dubious about these visions, but the more I learn about reality and consciousness, the more I realize that humanity has not been told a shred of truth about our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our true abilities, our DNA, our history, current events, and our place in the universe.

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Recently, I was experiencing intense nerve pain in my teeth on the right side of my face, which intermittently was radiating throughout my jaw. Since I don’t like to take pharmaceutical medications or pain killers, I decided to ask myself what natural substance I could take to relieve dental pain. After I asked myself the question, I sat quietly and waited for an answer. The answer came in the form of an image. A close-up image of the bark of a pine tree.

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I looked online to see if there was any information about pine bark to alleviate tooth/nerve pain. And, voilà, there I found that French maritime pine bark extract and its chemical component pycnogenol, while used for a variety of purposes (clarity of mind, heart health, circulatory issues) is also similar to aspirin without the negative side-effects on the liver and stomach. I also found a fascinating article about pine bark extract and how it can protect and enhance the life of dentine, the fleshy substance between the tooth enamel and root of the tooth. In this study, extracts from the Chinese red pine, pinus massoniana were used:

Natural News) Good news for the 80 percent of us who have resin tooth fillings: a new extract can delay our dentist trips by years. Pine tree bark extract is shown to alter the chemical structure of our teeth, strengthening them, and allowing our fillings to bind to them better. This is achieved due to the compounds in the extract that strengthen dentine, the tissue layer beneath the enamel of the teeth.

Dr. Guido Pauli of the University of Illinois at Chicago says the “weak link in the chain of bonding is the interface between the resin and the dentine. We have clear evidence that our intervention materials change this interface much to the better.” Dr. Pauli is referring to his recent tests that suggest the tree bark extracts can strengthen dentine by as much as ten times. Considering the current lifespan of a resin tooth filling, these new findings suggest a ten-year extension.

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How did my inner self/intuition know about the wonders of pine bark? I believe the image I saw, which was a close-up of the bark was quite accurate. It did not show me the entire tree – just the bark. Which signifies that my intuition was quite clear in its intention of what it was attempting to show me. The next time you have an issue with your body or health, try this out to see if you possess intuitive knowledge or ancient experience with plants. You may or may not, depending on your soul experience in various incarnations.

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If you feel that you are very close to nature and drawn to plants and gardening, and if you are interested in health and healing, there is a chance that this knowledge is lying dormant in your DNA. Ask yourself simple, pointed questions. Wait for the answers. They may come in different forms, depending on how your intuition works. There are many ways to access intuition. It can be through sound, words, automatic writing, images, short “video” like sequences, hearing a song or conversation, seeing printed materials, online videos or articles, or synchronistic events. Practice using your intuition to know yourself better and to hone your talents. It is a lot of fun, and you can use your age-old abilities to help others too!

Thinking in pictures: the original human language

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Dearest readers,

At heart, I believe all humans feel as if our current reality does not reflect the way we are meant to live. We try so hard to remember who we are. We sense that we are connected to Earth and that our origins and history are not aligned with what we are taught at school, at home, in religious institutions. Our languages are imprecise, and no one seems to understand our true intentions. We feel lonely and disconnected from one another. We live inside our heads and although we are emotional beings, we don’t know what to do with our hearts.

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Yesterday, I was out walking with my son and an artist friend, Diana. We came across a mom and her young son, who was walking an adorable 2 month old floppy black and white puppy on a blue leash. Everyone, including us, who saw the puppy just about melted with joy, approaching the group without hesitation to lavish the puppy with love. It is instinctive for humans to share love and to connect with others, but we cannot do this freely with other human beings, except perhaps with newborn infants. And even then, there are so many rules and boundaries, we know we must be very careful in how we share our love and light. And so we hold our feelings within. Animals allow us to express the instinctive loving nature that is our birthright as humans. Without animals, we would be even sicker and more out of balance than we are today.

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How does the expression of emotion and language connect? I believe that humans are telepathic and empathic by nature. Some call our original language telempathy. Depending on our individual talents and proclivities, we all connect intuitively in different ways. Some of us are able to sense emotions in others. Some of us, when we tune into the energy of other humans, animal beings, and plants hear sound or voices. Yet others are more visual, while some may tune into odors, colors, or sound as patterns – much like geometric forms or mathematical formulas.

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Everything is energy, and human beings communicate by sensing energy in different ways. The way our cultural or taught languages work is by creating patterns of sound and rhythm. We learn that a specific sound and corresponding written symbol represent a thing, a concept, a feeling, or a place. Collectively, as a culture, we create agreements that each sound pattern represents something that we all agree upon so that we can understand one another. But this is not the original human way of communicating. Our heart or light languages have been silenced in favor of these collective cultural agreements. In fact, all human beings, all animals, and all plants can communicate easily and effectively, regardless of nationality or place of birth.

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Celebrated author, animal behavioral expert Temple Grandin believes that animals think in pictures and that we can instinctively communicate with them by visualizing  and sensing what images they project through their own energetic field and consciousness. Conceptual thinking is non-linear, and humans as well as the natural world communicates in a non-linear manner. Images and feelings originate from different places in our consciousness. What we think of generally as the mind or linear thought could be equated with only a small part of our consciousness. The lower, linear, rational mind that creates what we know and what we generally use as language represents only a very small part of our mind. The higher mind is connected to the heart.

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Light language is apparently an intuitive form of language that all human beings once shared and understood. It is a combination of hand gestures and sounds. It could be equated to what some Christians call “speaking in tongues”.  Many early languages were not codified or written. I have seen non-linear language in the form of mandalas and extraterrestrial languages encoded in circular form.

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The conceptual nature of language outside of time and space where there is no past, present, or future means that the language or means of communication of intent is always in the moment. Linear language is a lower level of communication, because time flows in a linear manner. Intuitive language and living on a higher frequency will bring humanity back to our original state, where our instinct to live from the heart, in the now are restored. When we quiet our minds and sit with ourselves, letting go of all of the “knowledge” that we are been taught and conditioned to believe as reality, we can begin to remember who we are, where we are from, and how we can love self and others once again. This pure form of communication with all beings is innate to being human. All we need to do is remember.

Energy, light, plants, and prayer

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Dearest readers,

Every living being and every object has an electomagnetic field or energy signature which fluctuates. The beings around us and the environments in which we live affect our field. Cell phones, information, music, microwaves, thoughts, colors…all of these things affect our energy levels and frequencies. Our level of consciousness and how frequently we tune in, quiet our minds, and receive light and love from the universe also greatly affect our well-being in the world.

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The tradition of prayer over food is an interesting one. By focusing thoughts of love and gratitude over the food (energy) we consume to prolong our life and well-being, we increase the energetic vibrations of the food we eat and the water we drink. Plants and animals grown or raised on organic farms have higher energy signatures not only because of the absence of pesticides, but because these living beings are treated with love, dignity, and respect.

Attitudes stemming from love possess high energetic frequencies. These are transmitted to the people, plants, and animals treated with love and dignity. When we eat plants or animals who were abused, mistreated, denied the loving qualities of pure, vital water, attention, care, freedom, a healthy diet, we absorb these low frequency energies which affect our behavior, our cellular structure, and the way we feel about our self.

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It is not necessary to belong to an organized religion to enjoy the benefits of living consciously, with gratitude and love. In the Celestine Prophecy, a spiritual adventure fictional  series of novels, the idea of plants with high energy signatures is advanced. Today, many people are moving to raw food or paleo diets based on this concept. Foods grown locally contain higher energy, as do foods that are not cooked. The amount of light from the sun, transmuted to plants through photosynthesis and in animals in the mitochondrial DNA when consuming plants, diminishes when foods are exposed to heat, microwaves, and lack of gratitude. Sunlight is love, and the frequencies we receive from the sun are encoded into our cellular structure.

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Kirlian photography reveals the auras or electromagnetic fields surrounding people, plants, objects. The energy of our food and water can be augmented through prayer, expressions of love and gratitude. If we choose to grow and care for our own food, that is even better, as the animals and plants respond to our love and attention and a bond is created between the gardener, farmer, and his or her plants and animals.

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Love is the supreme ingredient for health and connection to self and the universe. We lose energy when we disconnect from Gaia, our Mother Earth and from our inner self and heart center. Any food and water can be “healed” through gratitude and love.

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Water in its natural state has highly curative powers, naturally reducing bacterial and viral content and balancing everything it touches. I have a small device called a “Penergizer” sold by Grander Technologies (from Austria) which contains pure mountain spring water which inventor Johann Grander calls information water. This  water “avatar” is used to re-energize water and liquid beverages. The purity of the untouched water has a very high energy frequency which, when it comes into contact and is stirred into “dead” tap water, communicates its signature to the tap water and revitalizes it, restoring healing properties.

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Water can also be revitalized by a vortex, as in nature spring water is always flowing in clockwise and counterclockwise motion, as taught by Austrian forester, natural scientist, and observer of nature, Viktor Schauberger. Now a variety of companies make pipes and water revitalization systems to restore water to its natural state.

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The most important thing you can do for your health is to love yourself, to express love and gratitude to your body every day, communicate with your cellular structure, show gratitude for all gifts, events and encounters in your life – whether they may appear to be positive or negative, and to give thanks and communicate directly with the food you eat and the water you drink. An attitude of love and gratitude is the supreme expression of health and well-being, and your energy levels will expand accordingly!

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Absorb light and extend your life

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Dearest readers,

Ascension teachers as well as biologists are now pointing to new ways of extending the human lifespan. Currently all of life on Earth is beginning to undergo the transformation from living in a high density low frequency 3-D body in linear time to a conceptual and highly connected existence in a fourth and fifth dimensional body. The esoteric is linking hands with scientific disciplines as we begin to understand that it is the physics of energy, light, and consciousness which create the underlying fabric of reality.

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You may wonder how this affects you personally. The manner in which we live in our bodies and how we perceive reality affects everything we do. Once humans begin to understand that we are a powerful locus of consciousness and that this awareness is the creative source of the reality in which we live, we will also begin to understand that we must grow up, live in full integrity, and take complete responsibility for every single thought that enters our mind. When we see ourselves as the source of reality, we can no longer look outside of ourselves to blame or shame anyone else. We realize that it is ridiculous to not love our self because we are so powerful.

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In fact, it is survival and separation consciousness in the 3-D rational world that we think is so modern and technologically advanced which is shortening our life span. The human body is designed to live for a very long time, and unity consciousness makes longevity a reality. And as we transition to the light body, we will begin to live much longer. In this process, we begin to talk to our own bodies, and show gratitude to our bodies for their wondrous daily support. As we evolve, we will restore our intimate connection to our bodies and live in harmony. This transformation into unity consciousness will push us to look inward where we find our connection to our highest self, the remembrance of thousands of lifetimes of history stored in our DNA, and guidance from the universe.

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In survival mode, we see disease as something from the outside, such as microbes, allergies, food, stress that is impacting us. We use chemicals and surgery – foreign substances and actions from without to “heal” the body. When we shift into 4th and 5th dimensional living, time is perceived as a loop and is no longer linear. We are the cause and the effect. We no longer can conceive of using chemicals or surgery, and we are automatically guided to reject and release negative thoughts as soon as they enter the gateways of our mind and heart. We constantly shift and adjust to maintain harmony in our bodies, and eventually, as we refine these skills, we no longer contract diseases of any kind. In fact, the concept of disease is no longer valid because we create our own state of health through our thoughts and actions in a responsible way. We live harmoniously with others and with our environment. As we learn to love and revere our self, our body listens and sighs with relief. Balance has been restored.

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The human, animal, and plant bodies require sunlight for sustenance and longevity, in addition to our personal instructions for cellular division. The mitochondrial DNA responds to the light from within (self-love) and the light or love from without – from the sun. Sunlight is absorbed by plants in the form of chlorophyll. This wondrous substance, when consumed by animals or humans, is the same as absorbing sunlight. In the following article, “Light-harvesting chlorophyll pigments enable mammalian mitochondria to capture photonic energy and produce ATP” by Chen Xu, Junhua Zhang, Doina M. Mihai, Ilyas Washington, we learn that when we consume chlorophyll pigments, our cellular structure is modified and allow us to absorb more light and slow the aging process.

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While it has been prevailing wisdom that only plants can use sunlight directly for producing energy (photosynthesis), it can not be denied that not only do many animals consume chlorophyll through their diet but that research has been performed showing chlorophyll metabolites “retain the ability to absorb light in the visible spectrum at wavelengths that can penetrate into animal tissues.” (Ferruzzi and Blakeslee, 2007; Ma and Dolphin, 1999).

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Here is the abstract from the linked article (see above):

Sunlight is the most abundant energy source on this planet. However, the ability to convert sunlight into biological energy in the form of adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP) is thought to be limited to chlorophyll-containing chloroplasts in photosynthetic organisms. Here we show that mammalian mitochondria can also capture light and synthesize ATP when mixed with a light-capturing metabolite of chlorophyll. The same metabolite fed to the worm Caenorhabditis elegans leads to increase in ATP synthesis upon light exposure, along with an increase in life span. We further demonstrate the same potential to convert light into energy exists in mammals, as chlorophyll metabolites accumulate in mice, rats and swine when fed a chlorophyll-rich diet. Results suggest chlorophyll type molecules modulate mitochondrial ATP by catalyzing the reduction of coenzyme Q, a slow step in mitochondrial ATP synthesis. We propose that through consumption of plant chlorophyll pigments, animals, too, are able to derive energy directly from sunlight.

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Spending time outdoors in sunlight, eating a chlorophyll-rich diet (spirulina (I used Zhou brand, sustainably grown in California), chlorella, and moringa leaf are some of the most nutrient and chlorophyll dense plants), and communicating with your own cellular structure are key ways to increase your energy levels and lengthen your life span in your current bodily incarnation. According to Lee Carroll, Kryon channel, you can instruct your cells to count only every other day and to refrain from shortening the telomeres. Shortened telomeres at cell division amplify the aging process. Reversing the aging process requires that the telomeres remain intact at cell division.

A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes. Its name is derived from the Greek nouns telos (τέλος) “end” and merοs (μέρος, root: μερ-) “part”.

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As you learn to love yourself, you will speed up your release of all negativity, limiting beliefs, shame, blaming, victim mentality, as well as relics of codependency. As you move into your fifth dimensional body, integrity will be your first instinct. It will become easier to self-regulate and to feel compassion for yourself and all other human beings. You will begin to realize that we are all one family. You will suddenly understand that the Earth is alive and conscious.

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You cannot extend your life if your life is not devoted to service to all of humanity, to Gaia and to all of the inhabitants on this planet and beyond. Long life is a gift granted to those who love self and others, to those who remember the power of the human heart. As we leave the iron age where humans, animals, plants all suffered greatly and lived shortened, harsh existences, we can breathe a sigh of relief as we begin to see the light and love ourselves once again.

How can we live harmlessly?

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Dearest readers,

Before our presidential elections in 2016, I was collecting signatures to help get the Green Party’s Jill Stein on the ballot in the State of Georgia. Among the people I approached for the petition was a young organic farmer at a local outdoor market. As we discussed farming, life, philosophy, and a variety of fascinating topics, this sensitive young man told me that while many idealize farming and rural life, in reality, farming is all about killing living beings. He seemed genuinely distressed, for while he was dedicated to producing quality food for humans, his practice destroys the lives of insects, plants, and small animals despite his best intentions.

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Is it possible to live harmlessly? And if not, what intention can we set as human beings to live compassionately, loving and honoring self and all of Earth, her creatures, plants, trees, soil, rocks? What can we do in our daily lives to preserve and honor life? How can we change our habits and the way we think and act to move towards harmlessness?

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My heart is deeply connected to Gaia, and each day I communicate empathically with small mammals, birds, trees, clumps of moss. On my way home from work today, I saw with horror that two beautiful live trees had been uprooted at a construction site where they had previously been cordoned off. Believing the builders had intentionally preserved the stand of old trees, and I cried as I sat at the stop light, sending my loving thoughts and prayers to Mother Earth for the loss of these beautiful beings.

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The vegan and vegetarian movements are an increasingly heeded response to the call for heightened consciousness about the beauty, intelligence, and dignity of farm animals. Many people are not aware of the intense suffering of farm animals. How many know that calves are systematically removed from their mothers on dairy farms, and that these calves are often brutally murdered. The cows are constantly impregnated so that they continue to give milk, and their babies are taken away from them each time. At the end of the cow’s useful life, she is slaughtered.

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If we project this suffering onto a human mother, we can easily imagine the soul-crushing distress that these animals must experience. How would we feel about human beings treated in this manner? Human slavery does exist, and over twenty seven million human beings, including young children, suffer the unspeakable cruelty of forced prostitution, pedophilia, slavery, and organ harvesting. Billions of farm animals today live as slaves, treated as inanimate objects. The level of consciousness today that supports human and animal slavery is indeed very low.

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Most people also don’t give much thought to human farm workers who are more often than not exploited, underpaid, exposed to harmful chemicals, with long working hours and no benefits. Much produce is picked by children who don’t have the opportunity to go to school. The vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are, alas, far from harmless.

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I believe that young children instinctively understand, love, and honor all animals. If adults model compassionate behavior to children and if it were to become unthinkable to eat any animals, this dietary standard could quickly shift. Also, as human consciousness rises and the energetic frequency of human thought and DNA shift, our bodies become less dense. The light body flourishes on a lighter diet. It is going to become easier to eliminate meat from our diets.

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As we become more evolved spiritually, our bodies follow suit. As human evolution progresses, humanity will eventually collectively adapt to a new cellular structure and eat less and less. At some point, our bodies will need only light and perhaps water to thrive. When we transform from humans to quantum, multi-dimensional light beings, we will be able to live harmlessly. Until then, we can strive to live consciously and compassionately.

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Today, even if we make the choice to avoid consuming animals or at least to decrease consumption or choose only to eat animals who were raised with love, respect, and dignity, we are still not living harmlessly. We are living consciously, but not harmlessly. Plant life is conscious. Our planet is conscious. Everything we do creates harm. When we pull up weeds, mow our lawn, eat vegetables, we are creating harm. Life as we know it in our current human form cannot be sustained without creating some harm. However, plants and animals raised with love, care, dignity, and respect contain a higher energy frequency than plants or animals raised on industrial or feedlot farms. Our energetic vibrations affect everyone we touch.

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Nature shows us this. Animals who are carnivores eat other animals, but they are not greedy. They never take more than they need to live. And when they die, they too are either eaten or return to the soil. When we grow plants with conscious intent and love, and when we give gratitude and thanks for the lives sacrificed that we may live, we move to a place of love. Gratitude is a necessary complement to consciousness. This is the reason humans pray over food. We are all part of nature.

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Because humanity has for centuries avoided being part of Nature’s food chain, we have lost sight of our place in nature. By consciously working to release conditioning, negativity, fear, judgment of self and others, shame, lack or poverty consciousness, greed, and other mental and physical blockages that keep our energy levels, thoughts, and behaviors base and low, we can make room for more light and love in our lives each day.

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The most important and most misunderstood aspect of love and unity consciousness is self-love. Without self-love, we all remain in the dark. God never judges us, but we human beings never cease to judge ourselves and one another. Until we are able to release all of this negativity, the light and love which are already inside of us cannot be expressed. Self-love is mastery. When we master self-love, we become beings of light. This is how we were designed, and the reality we will one day create collectively as light beings is known as “heaven on Earth”.

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Today, we all have a unique opportunity to open up to the light and love that is inside of our hearts. We are being supported by the Universe, by the sun, and by the inhabitants of our galaxy, as well as by Gaia. The human being never stops evolving. We are all at different places in our personal evolution. We can all choose to look into our own hearts and find love for self, our fellow human beings, and for all of the living creatures on Earth, as well as for our home planet. Just knowing that everything we perceive is an expression of consciousness and sentient energy is a great start. Reality is love. We create reality using our hearts. It is time to start living responsibly and consciously. Living harmlessly starts here.

 

Daimons and demons: mediators between the earthly and the divine

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Hello dear readers,

In the ancient world, people actively maintained relationships with ancestors, animal spirits, and cosmic entities. The human imagination played an active role in communicating with the natural world. At some point, humanity was diverted from our connection to nature. I believe that when Christianity was established as a religion, in a diversion from the original teachings of Jesus, the church as well as certain political and economic forces made a concerted effort to demonize nature, the feminine, and humanity’s connection to our personal higher self.

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Shamanistic healer and psychotherapist Dr. Steven Farmer explains that the daimon, a sort of genius and animal spirit that was a revered protector in many societies around the world, was transformed into a feared “demon”. The natural world and all that was earthly or below ground was transformed into a shadow arena, relegated and downgraded to being the realm of only dark energies: demons and the devil.

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Suddenly only the cosmic arena, the male pole of spirituality, was considered a source of good, light, and salvation. Thus, heaven became relegated to the sky. The spiritual became distant and separate from our bodies and the world we live in every day. And nature, women, the feminine, the animal and plant kingdom and those who were versed in the healing arts of plants, animals, and the imagination became evil and were feared.

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Women, who had once been the highest priestesses and sources of great wisdom were suddenly considered inferior, with smaller brains and lesser abilities than men. Nature and the bowels of the earth became the domain of hell, torture, dreaded punishments. Sexuality and the body, which came from the Earth, were included in this litany of evil. Man and woman were officially divorced from their own bodies, their own intuition, direct connection to the personal higher self, and from a consciously loving and connected relationship with our planet and with nature.

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In fact, the daimon (Greek: in-dwelling spirit), of which spiritual writer, psychotherapist, and historian James Hillman speaks in his wonderful book, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling, is the voice of our higher self. As we live in our temporal earthly bodies on this planet, we are always, if we so choose, connected to our higher self through our intuition and our imagination. The pineal gland in the brain, also known as the third eye, is the gateway to our higher self. Images of the pineal are ever-present in ancient art, architecture, and sculpture. The winged snake symbolism refers to the connection of the earthly to the cosmic realms. Mystics believe we all have many spirit guides, ancestors, and other wise and benevolent sources of energy who accompany us along our path. Because we are born onto this planet with free will, they will not interfere with our lives unless we call upon them for help.

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Like the daimon, Earth herself is alive and seeks to communicate with us. Shamanic wisdom teaches that there are three worlds: the lower world, which is located inside the earth – under the ground; the middle world, which is where we live; and the upper world, which would be the cosmos or heavenly domain. The shaman is trained to navigate all of these worlds. He or she has special guides or helpers which are often in the form of animals. These spirit or power animals would have been called daimons (Greece) or geniuses (Rome) in the ancient world.

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By grounding ourselves in our bodies and connecting to our planet Earth, it becomes easy to recognize that all of creation is one family. When we become aware that the lower realms are just as sacred as the middle and higher realms, we gain increased wisdom and balance. Our current society is in chaos. For too long certain factions in our society have suppressed necessary knowledge about ourselves and our reality from us.

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The human being is a very powerful creator. Once we reopen our hearts, imaginations, and balance our minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, we will intuitively  embrace and revere the feminine once again. We will understand that the sacred feminine is equally important to the sacred masculine, and humanity will become more cooperative and compassionate. It is my hope that by restoring credibility to intuition, emotion, and to the feminine, our health will improve, and our societies will become more peaceful.

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The feminine point of view is all encompassing, nurturing, and intuitive. The female brain uses both lobes and makes connections between apparently unrelated ideas, thoughts, feelings. The creative conceptual mind is necessary for the advancement of technology, social structure, and for the health of our planet. Knowing that all people, plants, animals, and the planet herself are interdependent is so important. People who are religious often talk about going to heaven. Do they know that home is inside of each of us? We are here on Earth to learn to love self and one another. This is true purpose of life: love and consciousness. Our insight is a dear friend, not a demon of whom we should be afraid. By demonizing our inner wisdom and our higher self, we are cut off from our own power and our own ability to heal our own bodies, hearts, and spirits.

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I think it’s time to rehabilitate the daimon and take back our power to see within and beyond the veil.

What our forests can teach us about building wiser human societies

 

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Dear readers,

I’ve been waiting with much anticipation to get my library copy to read “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate”, by German forest ranger, Peter Wohlleben. And just the other day, NPR radio’s TED Radio Hour broadcast Canadian ecologist Susan Simard’s TED Talk, How Trees Talk to Each Other.

While I was already aware of the vast underground cooperative networks between fungi and tree roots, what I learned from Susan Simard’s talk is that trees cooperate with one another, and that certain trees, called Mother Trees or Hubs, are the matriarchs or elders of the forest. Other younger trees depend on these older, more experienced trees to flourish. Different varieties of trees share nutrients because they have different needs at varying times of the year. Using this Internet like web of mycelium (fungi), the tree roots are like nerve endings in the brain – the forest being a sort of living intelligent organism which is always changing. It seems as if the trees truly care about the well-being of all other trees, even those who are of different species, though trees do recognize and give preferential treatment to their own seedlings.

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Simard explains that when a mother or hub tree is cut down, the entire forest must take stock and reorganize around the loss. If too many hub trees are destroyed or if the diversity of the forest is disturbed too extensively, it becomes much more difficult for the forest to recover. The trees, seedlings, underbrush are in constant communication. They share news of threats and windfalls, and when a tree is about to die, it distributes its wealth of nutrients to its neighbors, as well as its accumulated knowledge.

So what can our societies learn from the forest? Animal societies often have matriarchal figures – elders who bring cohesion and coherence to the group. Among such animals, and there are many others, are orcas, wolves, and elephants. If a matriarch is unexpectedly killed, the animal group often falls into chaos.

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In traditional human societies, this type of system of organization is also common. We have lost wisdom from our human societies by focusing too much on male, rational side of the mind, and by intentionally and often savagely suppressing the feminine characteristics of nurturing, cooperation, compassion, and intuition. As humanity and human nature evolve, rising to a higher level of consciousness, we are beginning to see the paradigm shift at work in human societies.

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I believe we will soon see evidence of more cooperative social systems at work. Our new societies will organize around wisdom of elders, both male and female. Diplomacy and exchange will be valued over egocentric competition or winning at all costs. Like the trees of the forests, a win-win philosophy will prime.

The constant web of communication which we now enjoy with the Internet will become an intuitive interactive web, once humans begin to discover the power of human consciousness. The old paradigm has had our creative powers restrained in a passive and hierarchical system in which only certain privileged elites have enjoyed access to power and wealth and where class systems were intentionally designed to divide and control people. This has made it difficult to create understanding and unity between different social and ethnic groups. This is the system which is now in deconstruction.

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In the intuitive web, the human being understands that the creative source and force is within each of us. By connecting to this invisible web which is the unifying field or matrix with a high level of awareness over our thoughts and feelings, we create outcomes through synchronous thought and action. Because the quantum field is unified by a bias for harmony and love, these outcomes benefit all people, animals, and the planet. We are on the verge of discovering how the underpinning of the physics of the universe is the energy of love. What was once esoteric or spiritual knowledge is about to enter the field of science. And it is by marrying science and technology to feminine wisdom that we will reach new heights in medicine, communications, travel, energy systems that have never before been possible in human history.

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It is already possible to access this system which religions may call a state of grace or illumination. By mastering your own thoughts and intentions and releasing all negativity, you can eliminate all separation from the unified field. In this way, you gain mastery over your individual consciousness as you connect to the matrix, and your thoughts create the reality you experience. Self-love is a prerequisite for mastery.

What was once considered only available to highly spiritually evolved beings will increasingly become part of the normal way of perceiving and living on our planet. We will become more conceptual and intuitive, as well as cooperative…just like the trees in the forest, who anticipate one another’s needs. The forest is a unified field of being, and each tree plays a cooperative role. Everyone’s needs are met, and the whole being of the forest is an expression of harmony. In the new human societies, as an increasing number of humans finds joy and inner peace, harmony will also become characteristic of human societies.

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