Archive for January, 2015

Letting Go of Toxic People in Your Life

This issue has been such a theme the past couple years, but it seems to have increased in 2014. TPNTY speaks specifically of toxic family members, but her observations and advice can really apply to any toxic relationship — from frenemy to corporate “person.” Don’t be afraid to trust yourself.

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In my 2014 Year in Review post, I mentioned that I had finally let go of a relationship with a family member that was not working.  Here is the part of the post I am referring to:

Something I didn’t write about was a relationship with some extended family that I was able to let go of.  I am a firm believer that just because you are related by blood to someone, doesn’t mean that you have to put up with bad behavior or sub-standard treatment by that person.  For the last few years, I had a relative that I had been trying to repair a broken relationship with.  This relationship stemmed from my childhood, as did some of the bad feelings.  We had periods where we would talk, but lose each other again.

After this person walked away from me with no explanation about a year ago, but kept…

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Natural News ~ Glyphosate contamination will cause 50% of children to be autistic by 2025, according to researcher

It’s not just about the GMOs themselves, but what goes along with them, namely toxic chemicals and gut-destroying pathogens. In addition to this article below, you might enjoy Ronnie Cummins’ recent essay, “Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market.” Ronnie shares some information I didn’t know, which puts other battles into perspective, too. For example, remember that Tryptophan incident used to justify all manner of attacks on supplements? Who knew that the Tryptophan supplement in question was a GMO? Ultimately, we need a ban, and soon. At issue is helping the general public to recognize why. Any and all methods to do so seem valid, imho, since most people still have no clue of the differences and crossovers between organic, conventional, GMO-free and completely toxic. Anyway, I recommend both articles, but I’m copying in the autism one below, because it’s a simpler argument with a specific timeline. Please do click through to Ronnie’s essay, too.

 

Natural News ~ Glyphosate contamination will cause 50% of children to be autistic by 2025, according to researcher

By Julie Wilson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Today, 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S., a rate that’s increased 30 percent since 2012, according to a March 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD, and white children are more prone to the condition than black or Hispanic children.

Speaking at a conference sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness organization, research scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented data showing a consistent correlation between glyphosate (a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide), and the rise in autism.

Dr. Seneff also made an alarming prediction regarding the recent spike in ASD: “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.”

According to a fellow panelist, “All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.”

Kids with autism have biomarkers indicative of glyphosate toxicity

It’s unsurprising that Dr. Seneff struck a cord with other professionals at the special panel on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as she’s most certainly an expert on the matter. She’s published over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles and is an expert in biology and technology. She’s also listed as the first author on 7 out of 10 papers published in various medical and health journals on modern diseases as well as drug side effects, nutritional deficiencies and the impacts of environmental toxins on our health, according to reports.

During the special panel discussion, Dr. Seneff spoke about the alignment between the side effects of glyphosate toxicity and autism, noting that they closely “mimic” one another. The illustrations she presented show that, since Monsanto’s Roundup became a flagship weedkiller in 1990, the number of kids with ASD has soared from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 68.

Seneff’s research shows that children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiencies, low serum sulfate, seizures and mitochondrial disorder, according to the Alliance for Natural Health.

Monsanto denies all evidence pointing to such a connection, arguing that Roundup is harmless because humans don’t have a shikimate pathway, which the chemical inhibits. However, Seneff notes that our gut bacteria do in fact have this pathway, and these bacteria are crucial for supplying the body with amino acids.

Seneff also argues that most studies on the dangers of Roundup are too short to truly identify the effects of Roundup accumulation in the body over time.

According to Seneff, there are two key problems with autism that are completely unrelated to the brain but are connected to glyphosate exposure:

1. Gut dysbiosis (an upset in the natural balance of microorganisms in the gut)

2. Disrupted sulfur metabolism (sulfur and sulfate deficiency)

While certain microbes break down glyphosate, they leave behind ammonia, and, interestingly, children with ASD tend to have higher ammonia levels, explains Seneff in an interview with Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Seneff says Roundup has the following side effects: It kills beneficial gut bacteria, allowing pathogens to grow; interferes with the synthesis of amino acids and methionine, which leads to shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate; chelates (removes) important minerals like iron, cobalt and manganese, and much more.

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov

http://www.anh-usa.org

http://people.csail.mit.edu

http://themindunleashed.org

https://www.youtube.com

http://www.theepochtimes.com

http://www.epidemicanswers.org

Permaculture Works…A Ten Year Transformation!

Very inspiring before and after shots of Bealtaine Cottage! Thank you, Colette for sharing your journey so others can see what’s possible.

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Just over ten years ago I bought a derelict cottage standing on three acres of wet, rush-infested, north-facing land.

This is how I transformed it, using only Permaculture and my own labour.

See for yourself and share the magic!

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Manifesting the Divine Feminine

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Year One…the pond and stream beds were dug and the water has flowed ever since!

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Looking out on a May evening... Looking out on a May evening…

For the past fifteen or so years, Mother Earth has been communicating with us in a powerful and energetic way.

She wants us to plant her, nurture her and most of all recognise her for the Great Mother she is.

I heard her over ten years ago.

I write about her and photograph her magical ways every day, uploading to bealtainecottage.com several times a week, to be her voice and advocate.

The energy is quickening.

We live in wonderful times.

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When Pulled in All Directions, Center is Up

I love this one! Perfect for recent energies. 🙂

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The Unthinkable, by Roberto Matta (11/11/1911 –  11/23/ 2002) The Unthinkable, by Roberto Matta (11/11/1911 – 11/23/ 2002)

A good many people feel off-center, stretched-too-thin, stressed out, and ‘pulled in all directions’ these days, for a variety of reasons.

I’ve written before of this sense of feeling, in Bilbo Baggins’ words, “Like too little butter spread over too much bread,” and feeling off-center and pulled in all directions is a version of this.

For people who are more empathic or sensitive to the energies around us, this can be an all-too-familiar experience.

This is elevated not just by a natural, ‘wired’ empathy and sensitivity— which has its point, purpose, and gifts — but also from conditioning to be ever dispersed ‘out there’ — always on the lookout, ever responsive to others’ needs, preferences, pace, dictums, and agendas.

And there’s the related ’empath-sensitive survival strategy’ designed to avoid or brace one’s self for the rather unpleasant and…

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January 2015 Specials

JANUARY 2015 SPECIALS

Intuitive Preparedness Check-In

This is a return of a popular 2014 special, which I feel called to highlight again now. This special responds to many comments, questions and private emails requesting my take on the question “What can I do right now?” — for specific individuals, rather than general guidelines and suggestions. With so many people feeling the structures and safety nets of the old world slip away, clients, friends and blog readers continue to voice concerns that preparedness strategies seem too overwhelming even to contemplate, let alone implement.

This hour session gives you access to my own intuitive scan of what areas of focus will provide you the greatest payback and sense of abundance, peace and security, with the least amount of resistance. Those looking to make larger lifestyle shifts can ask me to scan various lifestyle, location and/or community options to see which ones fit best with your vibration and heart’s desires. You can also use our time together to discuss energetic/magickal protection and manifestation tools and techniques, along with troubleshooting your most pressing concerns in various areas of life, including finances, food security, faith/spirituality/soul nurturing, relationships and/or land.

I feel so strongly about helping people take steps from fear, denial and overwhelm into abundance, joy and freedom, that I’m keeping this pricing a simple $123. As Tolkien said, “Little by little, one travels far.”

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up for this special. Offer valid if prepaid on or before January 31, 2015.

Return of the $77 Past Life Quickie

Another “oldie” but goodie. 😉

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 scheduling request. Offer valid if prepaid on or before January 31, 2015.

Comment Bump Up and Response

This came in via email but deserves an anonymous bump up. It always interests me how Ken’s posts throw people. It’s really OK to think outside the East/West, good/bad, victim/savior paradigm. 🙂

Dear Laura–

I often see your posts on blogs I visit such as Lucas’s blog. I note you are posting articles by “Ken” of Ken’s blog. My disinfo alarms start clanging every time I start to read one of his posts. I find it impossible to finish reading through them. His gambit seems to be to muddy the waters around groups working hard to make the world a better place such as Gordon Duff’s VT team and the BRICS alliance. Does Ken even have a last name? Here are a few points about Gordon Duff and BRICS to consider…
• We know Gordon Duff’s name; we know where he lives (How about Ken?)
• Gordon is a Vietnam vet who has seen war close up. If he looks “off” in a photo as one of your posters suggests, it may be that he is a disabled veteran, most likely from exposure to agent orange or other toxins encountered in his service in Vietnam.
• Gordon’s website VT has been spot-on calling the Sandy Hook “shooting” and Boston Marathon “bombing” staged events. I’ve been reading everything a I can on Sandy Hook for two years and can tell you the official story is total BS. Read any of Jim Fetzer’s articles on the subject at Veterans Today.
• BRICS was organized as a counter to the western/NATO military and financial hegemony in the world. They are creating a fairer financial system and are cooperating with many countries rather than going around assassinating leaders that don’t bow down to the US and it’s organized crime syndicate and invading other countries based on lies.

Regards

My response:

Thanks for your feedback. I happen to know someone who does personally know Ken. He is a stay at home/work at home dad who cares for a disabled son. I was previously married to a Vietnam Vet and have known many veterans. I am well aware of the effects of Agent Orange and that Gordon claims to be a 100% disabled Vet. I know from veterans that one can be 100% disabled and look fine, per, say a colostomy bag, or something not visible in a suit.

That said, if you HAD read (m)any of Ken’s posts through, you would have seen some of the ongoing morphing of Gordon’s bio, which has radically shifted over the years. I do not post all of Ken’s posts, as I do not agree with all of them. Do I believe BRICS is just another version of the same old, same old? Yes. It will likely be better for awhile, but … again, if you had read through the posts … you would find ample evidence of the Usual Suspects’ involvement. Gordon Duff himself admits that 40% of what he writes is complete BS. Yes, he busted Sandy Hook and Boston, which were obvious to most people as false flags. In order for any disinfo to work, it needs to contain a fair amount of truth.

If you don’t want to read Ken’s posts, then don’t. I am sure there are good people working even within the UN, let alone BRICS and other places … but the actual overriding plans are being run by the Usual (Rothschild and Rockefeller) Suspects. By contrast, there are dozens and dozens of individuals and groups working to make global top-down solutions unnecessary. It’s difficult to argue with you if you haven’t even looked at the evidence except as presented by someone who admits to being a disinfo agent. 🙂

I wish you all the best, and also recognize that not everyone is working towards the same “ideal.” Some people’s idea of heaven would be a lot of people’s idea of hell and vice versa. If you prefer a BRICS and VT solution, you will likely be in the majority.

and as a follow-up email:

I also just realized that the comment on my site was out of context if you had not visited Ken’s site. My comment was in disagreement to Ken saying that Gordon looked “spry” for a 100% disabled vet. I did not think he looked spry; however, I wondered if that was my own filter of his energy or an actual physical condition as claimed by Gordon. I will note after the comment what it was in reference to.
All the best to you,
Laura

Garden Fresh in January

Some people have inquired if David and I still have garden produce now that we’ve officially entered winter. Indeed, we do! Yesterday afternoon I harvested a bunch of kale, chard, collards and spinach, and our Fairy Tale Pumpkins have continued to ripen indoors. I had planted carrots all over the place as part of a beneficial bugs cover crop mixture, so we’ve also got white carrots galore, which I harvest whenever desired. Below, you can see the Fairy Tale Pumpkin we cut and steamed last night, along with a carrot and the greens:

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Part of the steamed pumpkin will go to the freezer, but last night we made a curried coconut pumpkin soup with adzuki beans, celery, homegrown dehydrated and powdered kale, and homegrown carrots. Super yum! We’ll enjoy leftovers later this week. The night before, we used some green tomato salsa I had canned in Fall 2013 — as an enchilada sauce over refried beans, homegrown and frozen serpent gourd (tastes like zucchini), onions, garlic, homegrown jalapeno, and organic corn tortillas. So yummy we forgot to snap a photo!

Beginning today, we’ll have a week of single digit or even negative lows, hence the abundance of greens harvested. Still, I’ve got thick AGRIBON row covers over thinner row covers under a cold frame, so I suspect at least those plants will live. The kale and collards came from our uncovered front yard garden, which has continued to produce with zero protection.

The indoor plants are less happy due to an almost total lack of sun for months; however, I’m mentally telling Mr. Meyer Lemon tree about the Bealtaine Cottage revival of a discarded, forlorn lemon tree found in the compost. You can do it, Meyer! Although I refuse to put fluorescent lights in our home, I do try to make up for that by bribing faeries with raw emeralds and dropping a crystal elixer from Tania Marie onto the ailing avocado and lemon trees. Just a few more months before porch time! You can do it. 🙂

Joel Salatin: How can we make our homes centers of production rather than centers of consumption?

More ways to become creators of something wonderful instead of consumers of the status quo or co-opted solutions. Thanks, Ann!

Ken ~ Globalist Agenda Watch 2015: Update 1 – BRICS Propaganda and the BIS

Here’s Ken with another smoke and mirrors update. For the record, I do sense we have potential for real, positive change on this planet. It will just require much vigilance and discipline on our part to ensure we don’t simply swallow the lazy, easy, too convenient to be true options presented as a saving grace. Even in the likely event that the scams go through, alert people can still use the injected relief to our own sovereign advantage, if we remember to focus individually and locally on extracting ourselves from the system instead of diving fully into it.

I notice that the Illumisnotty have developed an admirably thorough roll out, complete with a new propaganda book, Hollywood stars and musicians presenting the whitewashed version, Gnostic scholars conveniently paving the way for a slight revision of the One World Sophianic Mythos into a One World Luciferian Religion … a “brand new” banking system to “replace” the old, corrupt one … a pope calling for wealth sharing (except from the Catholic Church’s coffers, of course!) … multiple attempts to normalize pedophilia as just another sexual “preference.” Oh, yes, they’ve got us covered in Illumisnot, with themselves as self-appointed tissues, to follow their simultaneous roles as sneeze and boogie(men).

Anyway, here’s Ken. I particularly agree with his conclusion to an earlier piece:

 What most people do not yet recognize is that the globalists have already lost. They took a big risk when they chose to wake up the people in the belief they could control where their minds went once the deed was done, and it’s going to bite them in the ass…
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Globalist Agenda Watch 2015: Update 1 – BRICS Propaganda and the BIS

by Ken at http://redefininggod.com

Given all the things the globalists set in motion in the final few months of last year, as well as all the preparatory propaganda they laid down in December, I’ll be going to an event watch format so I can be more agile in keeping up with them. For today, I thought I’d share a preface Brandon Smith wrote for an article over on Alt-Market.com
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Brandon is one of the few (if not the only) financial writers out there who… A) get it, and B) have the guts to write about it. Not only is he dead-on about the BIS playing the wise man to the national central banks’ fool, but the BIS is also chiming in on the “strong dollar” as well. Just have a look at what I got when I did a Google News search on the terms “BIS warns”:
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…and this is just the top part of the first page of results. They are setting themselves up to be the wise supranational institution that “saw it all coming” and could have prevented it “if only we’d had the power to rein in the national central banks.”

As you look upon the search results, note how they are warning about the strong dollar, and the propaganda press is writing stories about it too. They are basically setting the stage for transitioning to the SDR as the global reserve currency. This is their basic argument:

1) The sudden strength of the dollar is putting pressure on other nations who have taken out loans denominated in dollars. When the dollar gets stronger, it takes more of their currency to purchase each dollar they need to pay back their loans, which creates great difficulty for those with restricted budgets. For example, a $1 million loan payment would have cost a Russian about 33 million rubles to pay back in July of last year; to pay it this month will cost about 58 million rubles.

2) If only we had a supranational currency that was stable in value, difficulties like this could be avoided. We wouldn’t have to worry about fluctuations between the values of national currencies.

What the BIS central bankers don’t tell you, of course, is that they are the ones intentionally causing volatility in the exchange rates in order to profit from trading them. They are creating the problem that they are proposing to solve (by giving themselves even more power).

Few people know that the BIS’s Board of Directors is actually made up of the very central bank heads it’s criticizing. Here are three of them who will get a lot of heat from BIS propaganda when things go south: the previous head of the Bank of Japan, Masaaki Shirakawa; the current head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen; and the current head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi…
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…Do you really think the BIS and the members of the BIS Board of Directors are in disagreement with each other? Of course not. They are simply putting on a show of incompetence at the national level and competence at the supranational level so power can be centralized.

For a more in-depth look at the BIS and their strategy, read this entry: Mainstream globalist propaganda reveals East/West conflict is a farce.

More to come in Update 1…

[Update 1 – 3 January 2015]

BRICS Propaganda and the BIS

In “Mainstream globalist propaganda reveals East/West conflict is a farce,” I took an in-depth look at a BIS-related propaganda article from state-owned China Daily, so let’s now take a look at a recent propaganda piece out of government-funded RT
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Here are some key excerpts (with my comments in brackets)…

“A study by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) suggests dollar dominance could spell disaster for emerging markets.

The spectacular recovery by the US dollar could ruin emerging market economies that have large dollar-denominated debts, which in turn could trigger chaos in the global financial markets, the Swiss-based global watchdog said…”

[In case you didn’t get the message they’re trying to convey, here it is: dollar dominance = disaster, especially for the “emerging market economies” to whom the globalists are marketing the BRICS institutions. And the BIS, a joint creation of the English banksters and their Nazi buddies, is the “global watchdog” (substitute “mad” for “watch” and you’ll be closer to the truth).]

“The Bank for International Settlements, dubbed the bank for central bankers, warns of the imbalance between dollar debt and dollar output, and said it could have a ‘profound impact on the global economy.’…”

[So dollar dependence could lead to “chaos in the global financial markets,” which could have a “profound impact on the global economy” (thus leaving the hanging implication that we need to move on to some alternative to the dollar, like the SDR).]

A tightened monetary policy by the US Federal Reserve, paired with the strong dollar, could exacerbate debt problems in emerging markets.

A strong dollar, as pointed out by Borio, can raise debt burdens for countries with weaker currencies, as a strong dollar has historically triggered turmoil in emerging markets, such as in Latin America in the 1980s, and Asia in the 1990s.”

[So it’s also the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve that is creating problems for the emerging markets (“Blame the Fed” and “Sieg Heil, BIS”).]

After going on to bemoan the “outdated” dominance of the dollar as the primary global reserve currency, they offer the globalist solution to the problems posed by the strong dollar and the Fed’s policies…
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As I’ve noted in previous entries, the globalists have intentionally instigated Western misconduct and market volatility in order to drive the rest of the world into the waiting arms of the BRICS institutions. In fact, the BRICS’ New Development Bank will have a safety net ready for the emerging economies once things get dicey. It’s called the Contingent Reserve Arrangement

“The Bank would also provide assistance to other countries suffering from the economic volatility in the wake of the United States’ exit from its expansionary monetary policy.”

Of course, loans from globalist multilateral institutions always come with strings attached. ;-)

The article then goes on to point to the light at the end of the dollar dominance tunnel…
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…China and its yuan.

I’ll pick up from here in the next update…

[Link to original article . Please note, Ken has since added at least one update.]

Gary Z. McGee ~ Six Signs You May be a Disaster Shaman

Excellent article! Thank you, Raven.

Gary Z. McGee ~ Six Signs You May be a Disaster Shaman