25 Lessons: Insights And Revelations From Old Souls

by Aletheia Luna
Loner Wolf

For some, it is in very early life that a fundamental understanding of existence is born. This intrinsic intelligence speaks of things that most people only grasp later in life; that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness, and truth is freedom.

This perceptiveness and deeper comprehension of the principles of life is a common trait amongst the Old in Soul.

Functioning as the emotional, intellectual and spiritual fringe dwellers of society, Old Souls can be likened to the modest Sages and humble Mystics of the days of old. Finding it difficult to adapt to our modern materialistic and ego-worshiping society, Old Souls go along their quiet paths often unheard and unacknowledged. After all, in a world full of Young Souls craving for occupational, financial and social success, who really has the time to stop, calm down, and listen to the deeper calls of life?


If you do have open ears and an open heart, however, you may find this article not only beneficial, but invaluable and enlightening.

5 Toxic Exposures You Need To Know About This Halloween

by Karen Foster
Prevent Disease

Getting ready for a halloween party or night of trick or treating with the kids or grandkids? The ghoulish evening of fright with thousands of different costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors also bring with them chemicals linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity and cancer. Here's what to look out for.

After dozens of costumes and accessories were tested, chemicals found included lead, bromine from flame retardants, chlorine from vinyl or PVC plastic, phthalates, arsenic, tin, lead, chromium, cadmium and mercury. The products were purchased from such retailers as CVS, Kroger, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Party City.

"We don't want to frighten consumers, but we do think there's a public health concern," Rebecca Meuninck, environmental health campaign director stated. "These [substances] don't need to be in these products. There are safer alternatives. And there were products that didn't have any hazards." The results:

  • Almost one-third contained antimony.
  • 33 contained vinyl.

Studies Find Chinese Herb Doubles Survival Rate of Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiation

by Christina Sarich
Natural Society

The herb astragalus has been found in peer reviewed studies to double survival rates of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Every researcher should be studying this herb for its cancer-fighting properties, but the problem is that those in the medical field wouldn’t be able to write a pharmaceutical prescription for an ancient herb that has been boosting immunity for over 2,000 years. Though that doesn’t mean you can’t still take it, and if you have undergone radiation to try to overcome cancer, you’ll want to.

Radiation ‘therapy,’ as it has been called, is arguably highly toxic and does little to actually treat cancer since it also kills healthy cells But for those desperate to overcome a possibly fatal disease, it can be an appealing option, especially since the American Medical Association and the American Cancer Society promote radiation and chemotherapy heavily.


For those who will or have undergone radiation treatment, the Chinese herb astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) may prove to be a life saver. A large dose of astragalus daily works as a powerful adaptogen in the body.

Over 60,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Recalled in Just Two Days

by Melissa Melton
Ready Nutrition

Two different lots of frozen chicken products totaling 60,669 pounds have been recalled by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in just a matter of two days.

Concerns over staph bacteria contamination has prompted the USDA to recall 31,689 pounds of frozen chicken products sold by Murry’s Inc. out of Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

The chicken products have a best by date of August 9, 2015 and include the following products (view labels):

  • 12-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets.”
  • 10.5-oz. boxes of “Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast.”

The Masonic Initiation Wells of the Quinta da Regaleira

by M R Reese
Ancient Origins

Located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal lies the Quinta da Regaleira- a spectacular estate that sits in a World Heritage protected landscape. While thousands of tourists flock to the castle every year to admire the unique architecture of the Quinta de Regaleira that combines Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance features, one of its most fascinating features is located beneath the ground – a pair of wells spiraling deep within the earth. The wells were never used, nor intended for water collection. Instead, these mysterious underground towers were used for secretive initiation rites.

The cultural landscape upon which the Quinta da Regaleira sits dates back thousands of years. There are archaeological sites in the area dating back to the early Neolithic (5th millennium BC) and extending all the way through to the Iron Age (4th – 2nd centuries BC). The Roman occupation of the region began in the mid-2nd century BC and it was later conquered by the Moors. Sintra finally yielded to Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal after the conquest of Lisbon in 1147. Afonso built an imposing royal Palace there which served as a summer residence until the late 16th century. After the suppression of the Templars in 1181, the lands passed to the Order of Christ. In the late 15th century, Sintra was associated with Leonor, one of the greatest Queens of Portugal. Succeeding monarchs spent much time in the town, but after the Restoration of 1640, Sintra lost this link and the Royal palace served only as a prison for Afonso VI. Sadly, most of the built heritage of the region was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755, though there are some outstanding court and military buildings, examples of religious architecture and archaeological sites.

The Quinta de Regaleira. Credit: liljc716 / flickr

Some Common Obvious Truths Of Life Everyone Forgets

by Atease
psytreasure.com

1. THE AVERAGE HUMAN LIFE IS RELATIVELY SHORT.

We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. It’s like walking up a flight of stairs with a distracted mind, and misjudging the final step. You expected there to be one more stair than there is, and so you find yourself off balance for a moment, before your mind shifts back to the present moment and how the world really is.


2. YOU WILL ONLY EVER LIVE THE LIFE YOU CREATE FOR YOURSELF.

Your life is yours alone. Others can try to persuade you, but they can’t decide for you. They can walk with you, but not in your shoes. So make sure the path you decide to walk aligns with your own intuition and desires, and don’t be scared to switch paths or pave a new one when it makes sense.

8 Magic Healing Herbs

by The Spirit Science


Calendula
(Calendula officinalis)

Uses: Calendula has long been used to relieve inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach; popular as a topical cream or ointment to relieve rashes and irritation and to help heal wounds.

Sage
(Salvia officinalis)


Uses: Helps with sore throat, cough, and colds; recognized in Germany as a treatment for excessive sweating; studies show it can help reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. When burned, it’s popular for cleansing houses of negative energy.

Thyme
(Thymus vulgaris)


Uses: Highly regarded for relieving coughs, colds, and congestion; rich in volatile oils that have significant antimicrobial and antispasmodic activity

Horse Chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)


Uses: Seed extracts shown to be highly effective for treatment of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (blood pools in lower leg veins after standing or sitting); topical gels can reduce swelling and tenderness due to injury.

Catnip
(Nepeta cataria)


Uses: Soothes an upset stomach; reduced anxiety and tension. It is also smokeable to create a calming, euphoric feeling. (Just don’t make your cat jealous)

Elderberry
(Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis)


Uses: Elderberry flowers have been valued as a remedy for colds and fever for centuries; fruit extracts have been shown to have significant antiviral activity, especially against the flu.

Garlic
(Allium sativum)


Uses: Potent antimicrobial; often used to combat colds, ease sinus congestion, and stave off traveler’s diarrhea. Studies show that regular use can help gently lower blood pressure.

Ginseng
(Panax quinquefolius; P. ginseng)


Uses: Helps relieve and prevent mental and physical fatigue; shown to reduce the frequency and severity of colds; possibly beneficial for erectile dysfunction

Top Brain Surgeon Who Claims He Saw The After-Life While In a Coma, Reveals His Experience And Those of Others

by Josh Richardson
Prevent Disease

A top brain surgeon who claims he saw the after-life while in a coma reveals the stories of others who say they have had similar life-changing experiences.

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion--and in essence makes us human--shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.


Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

Why Each Year Seems to Disappear More Quickly Than the Last

Anna Hunt
Waking Times

For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous. Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over.

All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older.

Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. Such experiences are easier to remember and lead to higher time estimations.


The emotional intensity of our daily life is affected by the fact that many of us experience “Habituation Hypothesis”. Consider how often you find yourself on autopilot, moving through your daily tasks such as getting dressed or cooking dinner, or sitting in your daily commute while your mind is elsewhere. If you’ve lived in one place for a long time, or held the same job for many years, less and less feels truly new.

Our instinct is to conserve energy when we can, so when life is predictable, our minds turn to autopilot and we tune out. Our minds become efficient at carrying out tasks that have become habitual, so they are freed up to address more pressing issues. Unfortunately, many of us spend this mental energy on worrying, self-analyzing, weighing decisions, etc., which can become quite stressful. Yet, regardless where our mental focus goes, by exhibiting this type of behavior, we have a tendency to compress time, and as a result our lives seem to speed up.

There’s also what psychologists call “Forward Telescoping”, which considers how we perceive past events that have made a significant impact in our lives. We are inclined to stay connected to important past events – a birth of a child, a friend dying – to where they seem quite recent, even when many years have passed. The realization that ten years have gone by since you got married, when you feel like it’s only been five, can be quite shocking.

The quickening of our perception of time was also explained by Paul Janet’s “Proportional Theory”. It suggests that as we get older, each period of time is a smaller fraction of the whole lifetime, and this affects how we perceive each moment.
“The apparent length of an interval at a given epoch of a man’s life is proportional to the total length of the life itself. A child of 10 feels a year as 1/10 of his whole life – a man of 50 as 1/50, the whole life meanwhile apparently preserving a constant length.” ~ William James
How can we slow down time?

Look for the beauty in things. Feelings that we experience when we come across something that inspires or transforms us will expand the perception of time, because these moments are more awe-inspiring.

Enjoy the present moment. Instead of always contemplating, analyzing, making decisions, etc., make an effort to free up some of your thoughts while you’re going about you day to appreciate the minute details of each moment and your surroundings.

Limit multitasking. Many of us have busy lives and feel that multitasking is necessary. Yet consider that multitasking will occupy more of your mental resources as you keep pace with switching between tasks. You end up with have less energy to put towards the creation of new memories. In the long run, you’re likely to be less productive while you feel like there are never enough hours in a day.

Seek out new experiences. This one goes back to the impact that emotional experiences have on our perception of time. New experiences are more challenging on the mind, often engage us emotionally, and require us to focus on the present moment. Consider that it’s ok to switch up your daily routine and stop something you’re good at to begin a new chapter in life.
“Studies show that people who feel “time-rich” tend to be happier and more fulfilled than those of us who constantly feel rushed. They experience fewer headaches and upset stomachs, and regularly get better quality sleep.” ~ Ron Friedman, Ph.D. (Source)
Article sources:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3032980/work-smart/why-the-last-five-years-of-your-life-have-disappeared
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/06/14/the-speed-of-life-why-time-seems...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23143915

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at www.offgridoutpost.com, offering GMO-free emergency food and preparedness supplies. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor at Atenas Yoga Center. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her articles here.

Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer

by Amanda Gardner
abc NEWS

While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in pot may help fight lung cancer, new research shows.

Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer's ability to spread.

The compound "seems to have a suppressive effect on certain lines of cancer cells," explained Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.


According to the researchers, THC fights lung cancer by curbing epidermal growth factor (EGF), a molecule that promotes the growth and spread of particularly aggressive non-small cell lung cancers. "It seems to go to (EGF) receptor sites on cells and inhibit growth," said Horovitz, who was not involved in the study.

If You Think These Are Just “Contrails” Think Again – Here’s What They Really Are

by Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution

Most would agree that the Earth has been experiencing extreme shifts in its climatic system for a number of years, and many factors seem to be involved. Despite the heavy political agenda that’s been tied to global warming, and the constant finger pointing towards our use of fossil fuels, other factors continue to receive little attention that may play a bigger role in climate change, environmental degradation and human health ailments.

**I just wanted to make a note to readers to check out the annotated bibliography at the end of this article for more information.**

A few of them for example, are the natural cycles of the universe, another example is the consumption of meat. Not many people are aware of the fact that eating meat in today’s world is the number one cause of human induced climate change and environmental degradation, even more so than fossil fuels, yet it’s never addressed or discussed at any major climate summits (like geoengineering and chemtrails). You can read more about that here.


Not to say that fossil fuels aren’t something worth looking into, they are indeed a very large contributing factor to the destruction of our planet -that we do have many solutions for, find out more here.

Allowing the Vibrational Change

by Zen Gardner
ZenGardner.com

Many of the symptoms we’re witnessing amongst those around us can be explained in terms of the vibrational change we’re undergoing. The shift is on, and people are responding by either welcoming or resisting it at all kinds of levels. It’s quite a fascinating phenomenon to behold, as well as a bit disturbing as people who don’t get it lash out at whatever influence they perceive is the culprit for their disorientation.

Fascinating stuff, but intrinsically important to what’s happening here at the surface level.

Most importantly is the personal level of this transformation that’s happening whether people want to acknowledge it or not. Fighting the structural degradation of old paradigms is always a messy affair, with seeming little to support our old viewpoints, except desperate grabbing on to old thought patterns and resultant behaviors which have shaped our lives. Such is the death of the old.


The overwhelmingly empowering aspect of what humanity is experiencing is the complete liberation from decrepit control systems into a world longing for exploration and enjoyment that brings with it realms of transformation we never dreamed of.

The Hidden Truth of Cancer and How It Destroys Your Energy

by PL Chang
Energy Fanatics

Cancer is a deadly medical condition but if you understand what it is and how it develops in the human body, you can find ways to treat it. Most cancer institutions claim that cancer isn’t curable. Their claim is misleading for the reason that certain alternative medicine practitioners have treated cancer with great success. The successful cancer treatments that they used aren’t supported by conventional cancer institutions (e.g, the American Cancer Society), because these cancer institutions don’t really care about saving lives. Instead, they put money above everything else and thus cancer cures are considered threats to the survival of their business.

How cancer destroys your energy

Most people don’t realize that pre-cancer cells develop in their body on a regular basis. The main reason why most people don’t actually get cancer is because their immune system is still strong enough to search and destroy pre-cancer cells before they grow out of control. In other words, the immune system is the best defense against cancer. For this reason, using conventional cancer treatments to cure cancer is a death sentence, because these cancer treatments are very harmful to the immune system.

Cancer cells love to live in a body that lacks oxygen. In fact, the lack of oxygen inside cells is one of the main reasons why cells become cancerous. Most adults don’t lack oxygen in their bloodstream. However, the interior of their cells often lacks oxygen. This is due to the fact that the walls of their cells have been significantly damaged by toxins from processed foods and the environment, making it harder for their cells to absorb oxygen. As the health of their cells deteriorates, their cells can’t produce enough energy, causing fatigue and increasing their risk of cancer.

Where Science and Spirituality are One

by Georgi Y Johnson
omtimes

“The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” ~ Paul Cezanne

The polarity between spirituality and science is one of the rifts dividing the previous generation from the generation of the future. The opening of the windows of perception, through which all scientific discovery occurs, is the uncultivated key to innovation and the advance of humankind.

In my time as a journalist living in Israel, I interviewed hundreds of scientists and innovators, from the technological pioneers that created what the modern economy has coined “The Start-up Nation”, through to Nobel Laureates. At the same time, I have been a mediator, and a teacher of inner growth with loyal to the experiential core of individual perception.

Today, after writing I AM HERE, I would postulate that many scientists from leading universities, are unwittingly the priests of the coming generation. Why? It’s all about perception and truth.

Your Spiritual Evolution is Calling You

by Veronica Lee
OM Times

Just when we think we have an area of our lives dialed in, some spiritual guru will remind us, “the only constant is change.” Even if our ducks aren’t exactly in a row, the thought of change will often ruffle our mama-duck feathers as we worry about a whole host of “what if’s.” Our steadfast egos like constant constant, not constant change!

But, alas, we are ever-evolving, ever-shifting; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The transformations may be great or miniscule, but they are always there moving us along our journey of life.

As humans, there are times when our changes are so great that we clearly identify and acknowledge them. Physically speaking, our major transitions are the touchpoints of our development. Everything you want to know aboutWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting, Your Growing Child, Adolescent Development, and Aging Well can be answered in a multitude of books.


How Black Magic is Controlling Humanity

by Michelle Walling, CHLC
in5d.com

In order to explain how our world came to be controlled by a small group of beings we call the Illuminati, one should know the truth about black magic and how it is used on us against our free will. By taking away the illusion of black magic humanity can realize how to outsmart, outwit, and outplay. While Pluto is in Capricorn and while we are beginning the Age of Aquarius, now is the time to utilize the light within us to shine in order to rise above in numbers over the few who are quickly losing control.

What is magic?

Magic in general is a word used to describe the attempt to influence an experience by the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures, and language. Magic spells, or “spelling” can communicate with consciousnesses of other dimensions and layers within dimensions in order to request help with manifestation. Additions to spelling can include hand mudras, geometric patterns, and rituals comprised of step by step processes that include specific instructions in order to manifest.


Dying Senior Scientist Shares Insider Truth About Area 51, Extraterrestrials, UFO’s & Anti-Gravity

by Joe Martino
Collective Evolution

Not long before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he agreed to be video recorded for a short documentary where he openly spoke about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas. (Video below)

Boyd Bushman was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin. He had an impressive forty year career where he was awarded many patents while working with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments and Lockheed Martin.

**You can view some of those patents here. There is also another one you can view linked in this article below.**


In the last video footage (ever) of him recorded right before his death, he shared some fascinating information and photos about Area 51, Aliens, UFO’s and anti-gravity. His images of aliens will of course raise controversy given the mixed beliefs that exist amongst people about the existence of them, but could perhaps be among the most fascinating evidence out there -and from a decorated and credible source.

Overpopulation: Fact Or Myth?

by Elina St-Onge
Collective Evolution

Before starting this article, I wish to specify that it is not because I choose to question the concept of overpopulation that I also question the need to end poverty, overconsumption and environmental destruction. Overpopulation may be a concept, but poverty and unsustainable practices are a reality and my life is geared towards raising consciousness about alternative ways to operate as a society.

However, I believe it is important to question everything; even claims closely tied to the activist and environmentalist movement. Why? Because by questioning theories such as overpopulation, I discovered an even more promising future than the never-ending struggle of trying to merely control the damage we cause to the planet and each other without addressing the cause.

Questioning scare-tactics, even if they seem to be geared towards noble causes, does not necessarily deny our support of the causes themselves. Yet they might save us from getting caught up on issues that distract us from the REAL problems and relevant steps we can take to create meaningful and long-lasting change.


The World Awakens: America Sleeps – Chemtrails from Around the Globe, a Satellite View

by Christina Sarich
Natural Society

There are millions of people in the United States who are still ‘asleep at the wheel’ when it comes to awareness about geo-engineering programs for weather control and chemtrails. While Americas celebrate one of the most important dates for ‘freedom,’ we allow our governments to continue to pollute the planet with chemtrail dumps and aerosol spraying. There is evidence around the world that proves this phenomenon is happening, even if the con-job of the military industrial corporatocracy continues to leave most of us hoodwinked.

Take, for example, these very obvious wakes in the clouds following a chemtrail spraying across the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. You can also check out this video, which shows obvious streams in South Carolina, where the sky is literally blanketed with chemtrails.

What’s odd is that people are having such cognitive dissonance over this phenomenon that they ignore evidence in plain view. A government publication titled, “Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques” and published in Geneva in 1977, states:

“Use of environmental modification techniques for hostile purposes does not play a major role in military planning at the present time. Such techniques might be developed in the future, however, and would pose a threat of serious damage unless action was taken to prohibit their use. In July 1972 the U.S. Government renounced the use of climate modification techniques for hostile purposes, even if their development were proved to be feasible in the future.”

Awesome Teen Girl Solves America´s Hunger Problem

by Sophie McAdam
True Activist

When Katie Stagliano was in the third grade, she brought home a cabbage seedling as a homework assignment. She cared for it and watched it grow to an abnormal size, then Katie started to think about how many people this enormous vegetable could feed. The cabbage eventually grew to 40lbs, and when Katie donated it to a soup kitchen she was amazed to see it provide a meal for 275 people in need.

“I thought wow, they´re just like my family,” she says. “They could be my family and have just fallen on hard times.”

Katie is a very special kid. “At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger,” she explains. “What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables and donate the produce to families that are struggling with hunger — a simple solution to a problem that is not only in my community, but also globally.”


All of this led to the founding of Katie´s Krops- a community gardening initiative to donate vegetables to soup kitchens that has now grown into a huge operation, with 75 youth-run gardens in 27 states since Katie first grew that huge cabbage six years ago. She has raised over $200,000 and people all over the country are donating land for her cause. This student´s amazing can-do attitude and big heart is humbling.
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