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GMO plants, GMO people, and cancer

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Totally agree!

Originally posted on Jon Rappoport's Blog:

GMO plants, GMO people, and cancer

by Jon Rappoport

April 22, 2014

www.nomorefakenews.com

There is an extraordinary parallel between what biotech corporations are doing with food plants, and what cancer researchers are trying to do with humans.

The comparison is not only instructive, it reveals what the future holds.

The war against cancer has painted a picture of hope: genetic solutions, genetic modifications.

This, despite the fact that there are no successful genetic treatments for any form of human cancer.

The focus on genes is a diversion from obvious causes of cancer in the environment: industrial chemicals, pollutants, pesticides, food additives, and even pharmaceuticals.

This futile gene-fix has a parallel in food crops: modify the genes of plants so they can grow despite drenching them with toxic pesticides. However, massive GMO crop failures and reduced nutritive value of such crops are two reasons why the gene model fails.

So it…

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Earth Day Gardening Update

Happy Earth Day! In honor of our mutual Mama, I thought I’d share some recent photos from the next season of Mad Scientist Gardening. Actually, I just clicked that link to May 26, 2013, and I’m feeling a whole lot better about my progress! We’ve come a long way, baby … but still have miles before we sleep …

On April 1, 2014, I started 72 little seed pots in a Burpee Seed Starter Kit, along with about 25 others, which I let germinate under another set of fluorescent lights in our basement, as well as upstairs in the office. It has been seed central here for all of April.

April 1

April 1

Seedlings today: I need to repot some of the larger ones so that the little guys get enough light.

Seedlings today: I need to repot some of the larger ones so that the little guys get enough light.

Office seeds 4/1/14

Office seeds 4/1/14

Office seedlings today

Office seedlings today

Yesterday, I began another round of seeds:

I decided to plant the warmer crops in at least two rounds, in case I get hit with leafhoppers and squash vine beetles again this year. This is round one of the squash family, and I'll be scattering some sunflower seeds soon. We already have some sprouting from last year, which I'll need to cover from tonight's frost.

I decided to plant the warmer crops in at least two rounds, in case I get hit with leafhoppers and squash vine beetles again this year. This is round one of the squash family, and I’ll be scattering some sunflower seeds soon. We already have some sprouting from last year, which I’ll need to cover from tonight’s frost.

Newly planted seeds warming on our sunny porch and mini-greenhouse, which just gets used as a rack. Holy off-gas of the plastic! Maybe next year...

Newly planted seeds warming on our sunny porch and mini-greenhouse, which just gets used as a rack. Holy off-gas of the plastic! Maybe next year…

Last week marked the arrival of some long-anticipated fruit trees, a dwarf lilac, Alpine strawberries, lingonberry bushes, other fruit bushes and a scabrosa rose, which supposedly makes 5 inch flowers and huge hips. I had offered a Reiki class in Goshen back in February and wisely allowed some people to trade yard work hour for hour. It was so wonderful having knowledgeable help and extra hands planting all the trees and other plants:

Here's a still dormant "sweet" quince tree.

Here’s a still dormant “sweet” quince tree.

Our rose is the happiest so far, because, why, yes! We do have extremely acidic soil, which roses love. Fruit trees, not so much. I've started foliar sprays of Sea Magic, and they seem to be recovering from their shock. This rose has been happy from the start.

Our rose is the happiest so far, because, why, yes! We do have extremely acidic soil, which roses love. Fruit trees, not so much. I’ve started foliar sprays of Sea Magic, and they seem to be recovering from their shock. This rose has been happy from the start.

Looking at this original photo makes me feel better about the one Alpine strawberry plant that I may have killed by accidentally saturating its leaves with the essential oil based Squirrel Stopper. Oops! "Do not spray on plants." That one guy didn't look to happy to begin with, though. Maybe Sea Magic will work its magic.

Looking at this original photo makes me feel better about the one Alpine strawberry plant that I may have killed by accidentally saturating its leaves with the essential oil based Squirrel Stopper. Oops! “Do not spray on plants.” That one guy didn’t look to happy to begin with, though. Maybe Sea Magic will work its magic.

The structure of the yard continues to change, as well. Some day when I feel the yard has really begun to reflect my full vision for it, I will post a true before and after photo. The before photo is so desolate, weedy and embarrassing, but I’ve saved it for when the front yard has started blooming into what I see in my head. Until then, last year’s massive wood mulching project has transformed into this year’s coffee and leaf mulching project to build new raised beds for beneficial bug-friendly flower mixes.

A couple weeks ago, I received an email from a neighbor asking if anyone had need of coffee grounds for compost. I jumped at the chance, forgetting that this neighbor happens to own the local coffee shop. Imagine my surprise when he dropped off 5 huge kitchen bags full of grounds! Worms love coffee grounds, and brewing coffee takes out most of the acidity. I added a bunch of the nitrogen rich grounds to our compost pile, but also mixed some in with the leaf mulch that’s rotting down and killing grass before I plant.

Coffee grounds near Mount Mulchmore

Coffee grounds near Mount Mulchmore

That same neighborly email thread allowed me to get rid of share six huge garbage bags of leaf mulch with another neighbor, which means Mount Mulchmore is more of an East Coast than a West Coast sized mountain.

The concrete hauling project remains my one-woman clean up the neighborhood attempt. I’ve gradually hauled over about half the smashed up concrete that had been looking ugly in front of the apartments next door. Fortunately, the buildings are on a corner and the ugly piles face away from our house, so it’s not completely obvious where their ugliness ends and my intended beauty begins. Of course, that means I’ve got much longer walks with the wheelbarrow, so this project has stretched over at least a month, probably more, and it’s not done yet.

I wasn’t sure about the concrete slabs, but I think my garden faery landscaper must have cast a Glamour on that concrete. We’ve now had many, many guests and yard workers over in the past couple weeks and people keep asking (sincerely), “Where did you get the beautiful stone?!” LOL … but, hey, enough of those comments inspired me to haul more slabs and build more beds. The “stones” have now begun to unify the front and back yard, and they’ll allow me to make raised beds in an otherwise dead zone of a foot of wood mulch over landscape cloth — my desperate attempt to make a dent in the thousands of dandelions going to seed each hour last year. No, I do not exaggerate!

The bed on the left already holds chocolate mint that had taken over a different raised bed. The one on the right will house marigolds and other beneficial flowers, and the one directly behind it already has yarrow and wild violets. I will plant more in there as I have time and weather permits.

The bed on the left already holds chocolate mint that had taken over a different raised bed. The one on the right will house marigolds and other beneficial flowers, and the one directly behind it already has yarrow and wild violets. I will plant more in there as I have time and weather permits.

This long bed will hold the beneficial bugs mix of various clovers, dill, carrots and other pretty, nectar-y things.

This long bed will hold the beneficial bugs mix of various clovers, dill, carrots and other pretty, nectar-y things.

The above photo also shows the beginnings of another concrete raised bed to the left, which already holds a poorly selected site for asparagus and (hopefully) cardoon, if the seeds sprout. Everyone steps on my asparagus, so I realized I needed to create some visual deterrent. Perhaps a bunny deterrent, as well. It will also let me add a lot more compost and some marigolds. Unfortunately, completing that bed involves uprooting about 50 more dandelions. Note: I already have nearly a five gallon bucket full just from this weekend:

These will be cleaned and separated -- roots from shoots, with the shoots put in smoothies and the roots roasted for dandelion tea/"coffee". Uprooting dandelions is vigorous work! I've earned that tea, LOL, and really ... it has hardly made a dent in our volunteer cash crop.

These will be cleaned and separated — roots from shoots, with the shoots put in smoothies and the roots roasted for dandelion tea/”coffee”. Uprooting dandelions is vigorous work! I’ve earned that tea, LOL, and really … it has hardly made a dent in our volunteer cash crop.

Back to the previous photo, though, I am so thrilled with how great the triple-tiered raised beds filled up! A four-person family helped me on Saturday afternoon, and I see from last year’s post that those raised beds never looked so good. I thought they had flopped after a season of growth, but it turns out that two people really weren’t adequate to fill them the right way. They stand much higher and firmer now, awaiting bush beans, calendula, borage and cantaloupe later this year. The half gallon milk jugs in that same photo are protecting fava bean sprouts from the squirrels and bunnies, who devoured my first planting of fava’s. Ohhh, they want those sprouts! Every day, I find evidence of them attempting to burrow under the milk jugs. Thank you, hidden gopher wire! Nobody’s climbing up from underneath my garden!

Sooo, that’s the update. Today, my friend Suzanna’s taking me to pick up a rose bush root ball that someone on Freecycle dug out in order to put in a new driveway. I have no idea where it will go, but it supposedly looks and smells wonderful in bloom. Plus, it’s free. Also free and coming soon: two serviceberry trees from the City of Goshen, which will go on our front easement on the side of the house with the herb garden.

I love how these plants will please my grandmothers, who both passed last year. I have Grandma Van’s little houses on our front porch, and these will look out on the serviceberry trees that birds love. Grandma Van had such a magical relationship with birds! Gramma Irene loved roses and tended so many rose bushes in her lifetime. I’ll now have two, and a friend/student and I planted dozens and dozens of white lilies to edge the back of the concrete lined front bed. Irene Lilly will be pleased. :)

Nine Days Left for April Specials

This particular duo is back by popular demand:

$77 Past Life Quickie

With the veils thinning, so many more people have begun to experience what I call “past life bleed-through.” Dreams, hunches, visions, flashes … however the suspected past life awareness arrives, it can feel unsettling, exciting and/or cause obsessive questions. This half-hour reading allows people to ask persistent questions, or to have a check-in regarding the most pressing karmic issues presenting themselves right now. Yes, this can include past life relationships with animal friends. I don’t normally offer Past Life Readings in a half-hour format, but I wanted to make this available to the larger numbers of people wondering about previous lifetimes and relationships. If you’d like to double this special for the full hour, just let me know in your schedule request. Offer valid if prepaid on or before April 30, 2014.

$333 Intuitive Coaching Three-Pack

With regular intuitive or life coaching sessions running $175/hour, this special offers major savings at $333/three hours. I’ve found that even people who normally process things on their own feel challenged by the increased intensity and “sorting” of the Universe these days. As we continue with Earth changes, internal and galactic shifts, I feel called to offer a short burst of support to those in need. These sessions can be used close together or saved for a future need. The entire package can be gifted to someone else, but (for simplicity of paperwork) these three-packs cannot be divided and shared among multiple individuals. Offer valid if prepaid on or before April 30, 2014. To schedule your first session or purchase the package, please contact me here.

Lance White ~ A Little Birdie Told Me

I love this post from Lance!

A Little Birdie Told Me

By Lance White

I love birds. I mean, I really love birds! When I was a child, growing up in Santa Barbara, California, my grandparents let me stay with them during the summer months, on their idyllic ranch in Goleta. You can’t imagine a more heavenly, enchanting, magical place for an inquisitive child to let loose creatively through imagination and nature connections. Lance's bird There were acres of walnut trees, fruit trees, berries, corn, pumpkins and squashes, okra, peaches, persimmons and apricots. The fruit was so luscious and abundant that my Grandmother and I would eat till we were full, while picking the ripe ones; the sweetest, most flavorful fruits like none found today in a “super market”. In the mornings, before I awakened, I’d hear the train going by blowing its whistle in the distance, at the end of the ranch. But my favorite sound and language was bird song. Blue jays, especially, entranced me. I’d hear the many voices: delicate warbles, tiny tunes, fluttering wings of hummingbirds, swarming around the lush honeysuckle vines that grew on the posts of the front porch of the cottage. A pot bellied stove simmered in the winter, keeping us warm, adding a “smokey smell” from a variety of woods, mainly eucalyptus. One of my pastimes was collecting Black Widow Spiders in Bell jars. I’d find one, put it in the jar with a stick and some bugs, leaves and just study and talk to it. I never got bitten.

Then, as now, my “best thinking” is often performed in the wee hours in a supine position; meaning, horizontal. Yesterday, while laying in a semi-awake dream state, pondering the many questions floating in space, there was a recurring complaint from the “complaint department”. It went something like: “We never seem to be able to really get close to nature…birds just fly away before we can get close enough.” In that very moment, I heard a noise that seemed to come from outside my open window, just over the head of my pillow. There are louvered blinds and they were “rattling”. I turned my head to see what was out there and was utterly shocked to see a bird sitting on the window sill, in spite of the open louvered blinds. It had apparently heard my complaint and was saying, “You called?” I’ve never had a bird show up unafraid and literally inches from my face, in the very moment I was feeling sorrow from the mind telling me that we can’t get closer! Synchronicity. I shared that story last night on my radio show, with guest Tantra Maat. The energy of the show was also magical. I’ve been reading her book, “The Language of Creation”. It is the perfect information in perfect timing. She includes exercises to restore the ability to function from the Templates. Direct communication without the necessity of intermediaries or “brokers”. More synchronicity.

Lance's bird 2

Today, Easter Day April 20th, there were special energies and thoughts floating around. This blog was one of them; and as it wrote itself in my head, it hit me that I had to get up early and get it down on paper, while it was fresh. If a direct message from nature, the solar system and the cosmos could be directly given to me the day before Easter, I thought that all my old belief systems and “complaints” were probably also incorrect and distorted thought forms, long overdue for tossing out the very same window! After all, if a bird and I can co-create together, telepathically communing, then all sentience is in direct communication and probably blaring new messages over our old, broken down belief systems. Our beliefs are too loud to allow the delicate and subtle nuances of invisible, multi-dimensional messages to break through. A choice has to be made: take the low road and wallow or a higher path, where the lower disappears from view. Many, if not most, of our beliefs are programmed through “direct assault”. We are assaulted by mass murderers: media and marketing ploys, drilling down to nanotechnological thought forms: meme control at best, mind control more likely. Advertising and media is shaping and distorting who we are until there’s nothing left – but to consume our Selves. This is the sad result of consumer-ism. The snake eats its tail, until it vanishes.

This endless consumer meme is created by lifeless corporations which banks of clever lawyers have turned into “people” legally. That means they get special treatment, as if they are living human beings. Notice, I said the “B” word: Banks. Little did we know, being born into a system of unconscious slavery, that the banks were not our friends! The smiling teller, taking our weekly or monthly checks; or our cash from working out in the fields or under the table. We were not told they were the most skilled thieves ever to walk the earth, united in one common cause: to steal the entire world, the planets around us and all future generations. Oh, we heard about someone getting pissed off 2,000 years ago and turning the tables of the money lenders. If that person was alive today, how could he overturn the vast interconnected global network of layered banking institutions and vast monetary controls in every country, town and hamlet? Where to begin?! We did not know about fractional reserve lending or reverse mortgage debt instruments. A cornucopia of “legal theft”, less transparent than the Mafia, is “just another day” in the business world, so that staggering illegal sums could be “laundered” and moved around to destroy the hand that feeds it. Is this vast money laundering operation like taking your shirts to the Chinese laundry and getting them back all white, clean and stiff? I think not!

Bird at window
These things will sort themselves out, as the collapse of unsustainable dying archaic Patriarchal systems end as fast as the Twin Towers and Building 7 fell in minutes, in their own footprint. Now that was a magic act! I’m far more interested in communing with what is Real: nature; the birds, wind, water, trees, grass, bugs and even the occasional bacteria has something of interest to talk about. First, do no harm. Any individual or group that is killing others with any kind of justification, especially religious or “terrorist”, should not be allowed to continue for one moment longer. Wars are a cancer which needs to be healed in the collective body. Within, we can have chats with our cells, organs, blood, bacteria, viruses and so on. In our own Universe, we are God! Imagine the glee from a foot cell when it hears you say, from on High, “Hello little foot cell…how are you?” Still, my favorite communications are birds and their songs. They watch us and are with us, even if it appears they are frightened away by our movement. Is it possible that they are simply going ahead of us to make sure that our way is safe, beautiful and full of magic? Perhaps, they are chirping to our feathered friends in the distance, saying, “Lance is coming! Watch the path…look pretty and play an uplifting tune; he seems sad today”.

Before anyone is “taken” by programmed running beLIEfs, designed to keep us from communing directly with infinite cosmic intelligence, create a new thought today. It doesn’t matter what, where or how. Just shift and see your own little birdy on the window sill. It’s there – just for you.

In Unity and Joy,
Lance

The Origin of Easter’s Symbols and Sacred Objects

Thanks to Ann for the link to this informative article! I knew many of these facts but still found some surprises tucked in there like little Easter eggs. ;)

The Origin of Easter’s Symbols and Sacred Objects
Jennifer L. Shelton’s Blog

Most of you probably know that the date of Easter, as celebrated by the Christian church, is pagan in origin. “Like all the church’s ‘movable feasts,’ Easter shows its pagan origin in a dating system based on the old lunar calendar. It is fixed as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, at a time when the Goddess Eostre slew and re-conceived the Savior or vegetation god for a new season. The Christian festival wasn’t called ‘Easter’ until the Goddess’s name was given to it in the late Middle Ages.” – The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker

Today, I’ve provided the origins of many of the symbols and sacred objects associated with Easter. The entry on “eggs” is excerpted from The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker. The remaining entries are copied from another work by Barbara Walker, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects.

Bunny-Eggs

Eggs

Eggs were always symbols of rebirth, which is why Easter eggs were usually colored red – the life-color – especially in Eastern Europe. Russians used to lay red Easter eggs on graves to serve as resurrection charms.

In Bohemia, Christ was duly honored on Easter Sunday and his pagan rival on Eastern Monday, which was the Moon-day opposed to the Sun-day. Village girls like ancient priestesses sacrificed the Lord of Death and threw him into the water, singing, “Death swims in the water, spring comes to visit us, with eggs that are red, with yellow pancakes, we carried Death out of the village, we are carrying Summer into the village.”

Hare

The Easter Bunny began with the pagan festival of the springtime Goddess Eostre, when it was said that the Goddess’s totem, the Moon-hare, would lay eggs for good children to eat. The Easter Bunny still brings eggs to children, though they are now made of chocolate and sugar instead of more nourishing ingredients. Eostre’s hare was the shape that Celts imaged on the surface of the full moon, derived from old Indo-European sources. In Sanskrit, the moon was cacin, “that which is marked with the Hare.” Queen Boadicea’s banners displayed the Moon-hare as a sacred sign. Both hares and cats were designated the familiars of witches in Scotland, where the word malkin or mawkin was applied to both.

[Click here to continue reading about the symbolic origins of hares, hot cross buns, lilies, peacocks, and purple. Happy Easter in whatever form you celebrate this day!]

Timothy Glenn ~ Uranus Square Pluto Part Five: A Grand Cross to Bear

My friend, astrologer Timothy Glenn, returns with a spirited update on the next Uranus Square Pluto — the fifth in a series of seven. Reading this article reminded me of his Heliocentric Square piece about the significance of November 23, 2013. Light bulb! I have been saying for months that I was never so glad to finish a month as I was to get through November 2013. I had completely forgotten about that as an astrological hinge point. No wonder I’ve felt like coasting downhill since that month ended.

Anyway, back to April 2014, which most Earth-centric astrologers have pegged as hugely significant. Indeed, we have loads of energies influencing us right now! I always enjoy how Tim describes planetary actions like a great big, crazy family and friends reunion. What will Uncle Jupiter do next?! Will Uranus and Jupiter gang up on Mars? Tim’s wonderful humor and wisdom put these wild energies into perspective. Enjoy the ride!

Uranus Square Pluto Part Five
A Grand Cross to Bear

By Timothy Glenn

The most powerful astrological influence of our time takes quite a bit of time, which contributes to its influence being so powerful. Even here in the heart of this transit (the seven exact squares of the planets of evolution and revolution) more than two and a half years elapse. The first exact square of Uranus to Pluto occurred on June 24, 2012. The seventh will put the cap on the process on March 16, 2015.

The earlier articles in this series harkened back to the imagery and energy of the Sixties, when Uranus and Pluto formed their conjunction. Whatever is birthed at the conjunction is called into action and put to the test at the square, and now is the time. The universe is throwing the gauntlet before humanity: “Remember all that wonderful idealism of the Sixties? Did you really mean all that? Show us.”

But we are not going back to the Sixties. In November of 2013 we crossed the midway mark with the fourth of the seven exact squares, in addition to the one and only Heliocentric Square. So now the Sixties nostalgia can fade into the background as we move forward into the mysterious future we are busily co-creating.

Friends Join the Party

At their Heliocentric square last November, Uranus and Pluto received amplification and blessing from the ever popular Jupiter, who opposed Pluto and squared Uranus in a T-square. We might regard the Heliocentric square as the most significant of all. It only happens once and is seen from the perspective of the Sun, and therefore sets the tone for the entire phenomenon at the level of the whole solar system. Earth is not playing solitaire any more than the rest of us are. We are playing a game of co-creation.

Not by coincidence, for the fifth exact square from our geocentric perspective, Jupiter will form an even tighter T-square with Uranus and Pluto. This will provide massive stimulation for us, but Mars retrograde in Libra will turn the T-square into a Cardinal Grand Cross. And then the Moon gets into the action by crossing over Pluto.

Even though the fifth exact Uranus/Pluto square happens on April 21st, the overall adventure of the Cardinal Grand Cross will span April 20th through 22nd with a total of ten exact aspects. The festivities will commence with Uncle Jupiter exactly squaring revolutionary Uranus. The Moon will then trigger the energies of the Grand Cross. It will conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, oppose Jupiter and square Mars within an hour and a half. Let the games begin.

Jupiter will proceed to oppose Pluto, setting the stage for the fifth exact square of Uranus to Pluto on the 21st. Mars will close the ceremonies on the 22nd by squaring Jupiter, opposing Uranus and finally squaring Pluto.

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…

If this fails to stimulate you, there is a chance you may be dead. Ask your doctor. The Cardinal Grand Cross first reaches culmination on Easter Sunday, so maybe you could get resurrected. Ask your minister.

None of the planets involved here are known for placidity. The intensity might have been lower if Pluto had formed a Grand Cross with Venus, Saturn and Neptune. But the universe is obviously telling us to buck up and do whatever we incarnated on Planet Earth to do.

Squares demand action. If we take appropriate action, squares will help us. On the other hand, if we refuse to take action, the planets involved will most likely kick our asses from one end of the solar system to the other. Perhaps in less intense times, people could get away with dumbing down, numbing out, and burying their heads a little deeper in the sand. But a foursquare demand from the likes of Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars at an extremely critical pass in our history will diminish the chances of successfully dodging the call to the Quest. Couch potatoes, beware.

What – me worry?

Although the doomers and gloomers point at Mars and fear the world bursting into flames, we have choice. We are playing a game of consciousness; a game of creating our own reality. Planetary influences aside, nothing overshadows the power of our creative power as Divine Beings.

Here is a thumbnail sketch of how the “Powers That Would Be” operate. They lie, distort and spin their propaganda to elicit fear, and more significantly, belief in that fear. Although these falsehoods pile up into the sky and send their stench into the heavens, this looks like nothing compared to the corporate propaganda machine’s chief weapon: the Almighty Omission. The humans who watch what they think is “the news”, especially in the Anglosphere, are blocked from pertinent facts and thus duped into feeding their own creative power into helping the global manipulators manifest wars and whatever else. Where thought goes, energy flows.

An awakened humanity will not be so duped. Ignorance and credulity are not recommended, but rather the ability to see the machinations of the so-called Dark Side and the possible manifestations, but not to get suckered into the mass hysteria they try to generate, and to channel our creative consciousness into more resonant outcomes.

Let It Be

The Uranus/Pluto square serves as a massive wake-up call, and the Cardinal Grand Cross of April 2014 cranks up the volume on the public address system.

To the degree that you are currently manifesting as a direct expression of The Infinite, how can you maintain your poise in the midst of global madness? Perhaps you could look at the old system and see it as a dragon in the throes of death. Understanding that within the context of this alleged “reality”, the dragon is most dangerous in the throes of death, perhaps you could exercise the faith that your Spirit can guide you to avoid the thrashing tail and the occasional spurts of flame. You can understand that the dragon of the old world is dying as you wend your way into the New Earth. You can bless the illusory dragon and let it be.

This principle can be widely applied. If you fight it, you feed it. And yet there may be times your Spirit will move you to take an action that looks political, since there are no rules. It may be as simple as looking a corrupt government straight in the eye and using some of their old advice: Just Say No. But for the most part, we can forgive it, let it go, and let it be.

The World Is As You Dream It

Everything in astrology can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Let’s play with a few perspectives on facets of the Cardinal Grand Cross.

Pluto rules the underworld and all things hidden. Capricorn involves everything to do with the public. So Pluto in Capricorn brings deep dark hidden secrets out into the public eye. This can help Uranus with his job of awakening the slumbering bumblers.

Even though the energies of Mars have often been manipulated into warfare, Mars is currently running retrograde, and thus more difficult to use for triggering conflagration. He is also in Libra, which further mitigates the martial tendencies.

Mars is also opposed by Uranus occupying the sign ruled by Mars, and who is telling Mars to direct his efforts into a mass awakening to freedom for the world. At the same time, Uncle Jupiter in Cancer is squaring Mars and saying, “Not on my watch, buddy.”

Uncle Jupiter in Cancer will not be outdone, so the love of the human family can stand firm in the face of the Plutocracy of the old Capricornian system.

The Cardinal Grand Cross does not need to represent planets opposing each other as in contending, arguing or fighting. Opposite signs complement each other. The four squares can also be seen as laying the foundation for the New Earth. All four planets can be co-creatively supporting each other. You decide.

Playing God = God Playing

The fifth exact square of Uranus to Pluto falls on April 21, 2014. 4 + 21 = 25. 2014 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7. 25 + 7 = 32. July 4, 1776 also adds up to 32, the number of liberation.

The 32 can look King George directly in the eye and say, “King George, we know you rule the British Empire, and that the British Empire is growing to encompass a quarter of the landmass of the globe. We know your navies rule the seven seas, and that the sun never sets on the British Empire. But – as far as we are concerned, you can take your empire and shove where the sun never shines at all.”

This compelling call to freedom can challenge our very concept of freedom itself. From the Proterrian channelings: “If you are stuck in one embodiment, you are not free. If you are stuck in one world, you are not free. If you are stuck in one dimension, you are not free. Thou art God. Now act like it!”

Anyone with at least one eye partially open will notice the effects of this fifth exact geocentric square of Uranus and Pluto, especially as the centerpiece of the Cardinal Grand Cross which is in turn sandwiched between two notable eclipses. The real awakening is to our own Divinity. You are an expression of the Infinitude. Nothing else exists. Otherwise, we would call it the Infinitude Plus Everything Else That Exists.

It sometimes helps to view this world as a virtual reality computer game. The Infinitude is playing the part of You, no matter who or what you think you are within the context of the game. You can awaken the Infinite within you and play the game accordingly.

Maybe at this stage of the scenario, God would hack into the mainframe of The Matrix and start reprogramming the game. And since we are all God, we could start our careers as Divine Hackers by making one particular adjustment to the nature of the game. Let’s make it love-based instead of fear-based. And if we have trouble transcending the old interpretations of conflicting energies in a Cardinal Grand Cross, we can remember the old adage, “Love conquers all.”

Timothy Glenn

http://soulpurposereadings.com/

Precious Moments

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

Life moves fast and we often overlook and miss the precious moments because we are racing by them, worrying so much of the time, complaining about them, and looking for the next best thing – never satisfied with what is before us.
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Photo by Elena Shumilova

The way to recognize the precious moments, is to become so still, as to feel the pure life energy move through you, be present, have an open heart of loving gratitude, and breathe into each moment with awareness and curiosity.

You will come to know what it is like to touch that preciousness inside and you’ll begin to realize that EVERY moment is a thread in the fabric of that preciousness, and is valuable beyond measure – not just the ones you deem worthy.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken…

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Thomas Lifson ~ Nightmare: Feds Seizing Money from Children for Old Debts of Their Parents

Wow, I bet you didn’t know this was in the Farm Bill, too! You know, the Farm Bill, the one that makes it illegal for organic farmers to use compost or manure due to “safety” concerns, but gives confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) a free pass. Yeah, that Farm Bill. Well, lookie what else snuck in there. Thanks, G. This sort of corruption is among the many reasons that all my tax payments get specially “blessed” before mailing — with magical instructions to root out abuses, dismantle corruption and for that money to benefit organic farmers rather than big banks or ammo purchases for a government that labels organic gardeners as probable terrorists.

Nightmare: Feds Seizing Money from Children for Old Debts of Their Parents
By Thomas Lifson

In a case that is a perfect storm illustration of an arbitrary and incompetent federal government running roughshod over its citizens, “a single sentence tucked into the farm bill” had led to outrageous behavior. Marc Fisher of the Washington Post:

A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.

Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery.

Mary Grice is just unlucky, I guess. The feds want some money, and her name popped up, not those of her siblings. Tough luck when you get on the wrong side of the government. Her plight is not unique:

Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.

The Treasury Department has intercepted $1.9 billion in tax refunds already this year — $75 million of that on debts delinquent for more than 10 years….

The feds are making up their own rules, and justice or personal responsibility are less important than the convenience of the bureaucrats:

Social Security officials told Grice that six people — Grice, her four siblings and her father’s first wife, whom she never knew — had received benefits under her father’s account. The government doesn’t look into exactly who got the overpayment; the policy is to seek compensation from the oldest sibling and work down through the family until the debt is paid.

The Federal Trade Commission, on its Web site, advises Americans that “family members typically are not obligated to pay the debts of a deceased relative from their own assets.” But Social Security officials say that if children indirectly received assistance from public dollars paid to a parent, the children’s money can be taken, no matter how long ago any overpayment occurred.

It doesn’t even matter if the parents took the money and went on a bender, the kids are stuck with the bill, on the theory that they should have received the benefit and it would be too complicated for the bureaucrats if they had to actually, you know, prove that they had benefitted even as an infant. The most important thing, after all, is that the government get the money it wants.

Will anyone in the GOP wake up and start a crusade against this obvious government run amok travesty? Of course, how many of them voted for the “farm bill”?

Excellent fact check and perspective on Bundy Ranch Drama

laurabruno:

Complete with cached screen shots from the Way Back Machine, this video cuts through the BS. Yes, it’s about the federal government using environmental claims to grab land for corporate deals, but apparently, in this particular instance, it’s not about fracking. My apologies for linking to the article that said it was. Having lived in NV, I do know NV geography and should have caught that. On the other hand, this overall pattern of corporations and NGO’s using government agencies to grab land is far too common. From Mesoamerica all throughout the US, in small towns, on farms, out West … the individual corporate logos and political faces may change, but the pattern remains consistent. I like how this narrator connects the mistreatment of the Occupy Movement and the Bundy situation, reminding us of the false left-right divide. Yes, I’ve read that the Koch Bros. are fighting Harry Reid as usual … but remember the Bankers Manifesto of 1892. In the staged battle of left and right, there’s one intended loser: We the People. Whether black, white, Dem, Rep, Tea Party or hippie, we need to look at patterns as the overall agenda marches on behind media’s smoke and mirrors.

Originally posted on Exopermaculture:

From my notes:

Remember when nobody stood up when Occupy was crushed? Well, that didn’t happen this time. The sleeping giant is starting to wake up.

I want to add here, that despite my personal pacifist stance, what happened in Nevada between April 10 and April 13 2014 demonstrates the power of the argument to not institute gun control in this country. Back in 1979, I got involved for a short while with a western cowboy/military vet who’d tell me that “if they take away our guns then only the government will have guns.” I thought he was alarmist. No longer. The only reason the BLM backed off under that I-15 overpass on Sunday morning was because they knew those coming at them were also armed, and that if they did shoot, they were outnumbered. 

Remember, we are the 99%, and we vastly outnumber those who would enslave us.

 

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Relationship Balancing – Total Lunar Eclipse Libra Blood Moon April 15, 2014

laurabruno:

Insights and a beautiful sharing from sweet Tania Marie…. I am sooo feeling these energies right now, and I know from emails and emergency sessions that many of you are, too. Relationships, self-conception, ideas of where and where not to invest our energies, liberation as we let go of what no longer wants our input … these themes and more mark the potent Full (Blood) Moon Lunar Eclipse tonight/tomorrow, depending on your location. Blessings and relief to you …

Originally posted on Tania Marie's Blog:

blood moonWe are feeling the influences and heightened climax of the total lunar eclipse that will be in fullness on the edge of the eve of April 14th, as the 15th chimes in, turning the Moon crimson – or blood red.

Along with so many energetic influences right now, this just increases the potential intensities, along with the major catapulting potentials.

There’s also a lot of twists and turns happening and surprising new flips to change the course of the direction you may have thought you were going, into a completely different, yet welcome and liberating one.

I know that’s been the case for me, as well as for others I’ve been hearing from, and while I had felt a bit of an energetic build up and anxiety, on and off the last few days, it suddenly released today with freshness and a mirroring gift to reflect the new.

I now…

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