News-in-Transition

 - The Government of Botswana made it clear on Friday that sports hunters would not be welcome in its country as it lamented the killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter James Palmer.

Government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay said sports hunting had been banned in Botswana and last year the government had also moved to ensure that Botswana’s lions and other large carnivores were not exported to South Africa or any other country for so-called “canned hunting”.

Ramsay said his government had learnt with deep concern about the killing of the collared and protected lion which it understood had been lured from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

“We commend the concerned authorities for acting swiftly and arresting the culprits,” Ramsay said in a statement. “We remain hopeful that they will all be prosecuted for carrying out this unjustified act.

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31 July 2015

 - It’s interesting how we get entangled in compromising situations and interactions, often unwittingly. We all face this challenge continually. So often the very encounter itself is predestined to failure without our even knowing it and results in a sense of energy sapping futility.

If you find yourself in such a tug of war, it’s time to rethink your entire stance. In fact, it might be time to drop the connection all together. Winning ain’t what it’s cracked up to be, nor to your benefit in most cases in these circumstances.

This happens because we get snared into lower level thinking on a preset playing field designed to do just that. Ensnare and entrap. This societal mechanism is designed to set the parameters and disguise the real solution which is way outside this constructed paradigm. When we join into the “contest” we subject ourselves to the win-lose dialectic, the pitting of one versus another paradigm that has beset humanity for eons.

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31 July 2015

 - As money has become tighter in Greece, an alternative “solidarity economy” has sprung up providing everything from food and medical care to hairdressing and language classes to thousands – without a euro changing hands.

The Athens Time Bank, for example, allows members to collect credits by offering an hour of their time to someone who needs their services. The bank boasts doctors, dentists, electricians, yoga teachers and plumbers among its ranks, but the most popular service on offer is psychotherapy – highlighting how years of austerity have eaten away at more than just savings and living standards.

“These are the seeds, we are still in the beginning,” said member Christine Papadopoulou, who is also one of the coordinators of an annual “festival of solidarity” that brings together thousands of people for discussions, concerts and workshops each autumn.        

The network is made up of a diverse patchwork of groups.

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30 July 2015

 -  ~ NO ACTIVATIONS THIS WEEK ~ WOW! But no shortage of movement, read on.

7/24 ~ SCORPIO First Qtr Moon 7/25 - Venus Retrograde in LEO 7/26 - Uranus Retrograde in ARIES 7/31 - AQUARIUS Blue/Full Moon 8/1 - Saturn Direct in SCORPIO 8/6 ~ TAURUS Last Qtr Moon 8/7 ~ LEO Gate of Power 8/14 ~ LEO New Moon

7/25 - Venus Retrograde in LEO: Review Your Core Essential Nature, Authentic Self-Expression & Connection to Your Heart ...Venus is now covering the ground which will be reviewed between July 25th (retro) and Sept 6th (direct) and anchored during Oct/Nov/Dec 2015. The whole point of any planet going Retrograde is to bring up the issues of its domain, in Venus' case, values, priorities & resources. It brings these issues to the surface...

Venus Retrograde ~ July 25, 2015 - September 6, 2015: Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions for Release & Reclamation - ~ June 5 - July 25, 2015 ~ Introduction to New You & Your New Priorities ~ July 25, 2015 - Sept 6, 2015 ~ Re-View, Re-Evaluate, Re-Vision, Re-Examine ~ Sept 6 - Oct 8, 2015 ~ Integration of the New You & Your New Priorities ~ October  2015--Forward ~ Anchoring the *LEO* Energy & Initiating New Cycle.

7/26 - Uranus Retrograde in ARIES: July 26, 2015 - December 25, 2015 - Uranus is usually the planet of sudden and unexpected events. This is consistent in all aspects of life, nothing is excluded from possibly being affected. When it goes Retrograde, it usually means that those sudden, unexpected events are more internal than external. Sudden insights, unexpected emotions, major shifts in consciousness...

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29 July 2015

 - The killing on 1 July of one of Africa's most beloved lions, Cecil, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people around the issue of trophy hunting in Africa, a industry whose clients are 60% rich Americans.

If you care about lions and other endangered species being hunted to extinction, please add your signature to the five petitions that have been started to get justice for the killing of Cecil and to end the despicable trophy hunting trade.

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28 July 2015

Cecil, the beloved African lion, with his mate. They have 6 small cubs, which are likely to also be killed now, without their father to protect them from other male lions. Cecil suffered terribly for 40 hours before his sociopathic killer, Walter Palmer, finally finished him off. Why not send Palmer a tweet and let him know what you think about this. All his details can be found at the cached version of his hurriedly taken down web site. Please sign the petitions demanding justice for Cecil and an end to the trophy hunting industry.

28 July 2015

 - Synchronicities are those moments of “meaningful coincidence” when the boundary dissolves between the inner and the outer. At the synchronistic moment, just like a dream, our internal, subjective state appears, as if materialized in, as and through the outside world. Touching the heart of our being, synchronicities are moments in time in which there is a fissure in the fabric of what we have taken for reality and there is a bleed through from a higher dimension outside of time. Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality, as they are moments in time when the timeless, dreamlike nature of the universe shines forth its radiance and openly reveals itself to us, offering us an open doorway to lucidity.

Synchronicity was one of Jung’s most profound yet least understood discoveries, in part because it cannot be appreciated until we personally step into and experience the synchronistic realm for ourselves. Jung’s discovery of synchronicity was in a sense the parallel in the realm of psychology to Einstein’s discovery of the law of relativity in physics. Because it is so radically discontinuous with our conventional notions of the nature of reality, the experience of synchronicity is so literally mind-blowing that Jung contemplated this phenomenon for over twenty years before he published his thinking about it. Jung’s synchronistic universe was a new world view which embraced linear causality while simultaneously transcending it. A synchronistic universe balances and complements the mechanistic world of linear causality with a realm that is outside of space, time and causality. In a synchronicity, two heterogeneous world-systems, the causal and acausal, interlock and interpenetrate each other for a moment in time, which is both an expression of while creating in the field an aspect of our wholeness to manifest. The synchronistic universe is beginning-less in that we are participating in its creation right now, which is why Jung calls it “an act of creation in time.”

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28 July 2015

  - UK child abuse survivor and whistleblower, Melanie Shaw, was last week held unlawfully for a period over 24 hours and then released, as a highly vulnerable person, onto the streets with no phone (yet another phone 'confiscated' by the police) and no money.

The following text forms an open and public letter from the UKColumn to Lowell Goddard DNZM Chairman of the CSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The letter asks Ms Goddard how she intends to protect Melanie Shaw and other child-abuse victims, whistleblowers and witnesses from threats and harassment. Receipt of our original email was acknowledged by the CSA Inquiry at 17:33 27 July 2015 with an email in which they stated they aimed "to reply within 15 working days."  We look forward to Ms Goddard's reply.

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27 July 2015

 - The outdated matrix programming by the engineers of deceit can’t keep up. The vibrational changes are exceeding their capabilities.  The imitators of creation can’t maintain a current operating system any longer in the face of this massive Universal shift we’re undergoing.

And it’s driving them nuts.

Just look at the desperation we’re witnessing. Crude military and police state maneuvers are only one aspect, of course working in concert with dastardly economic manipulations and an outlandish propaganda barrage. The biggest clue is seeing the previously incremental and now hyperbolic use of technocratic programs from mass surveillance and data gathering to the advent of cyber warfare and artificial intelligence, while crazed maniacs at CERN try to crack into other dimensions.

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26 July 2015

View larger. | Face to face!  Artist's concept of Earth (l) and Kepler 452b.  Image via NASA. - The Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone – or zone where liquid water can exist – around a sunlike star. 

Dreamers and visionaries have long imagined finding another Earth. This week (July 23, 2015) at a NASA teleconference, scientists with the planet-finding Kepler mission took a step closer to that dream with the discovery of the first nearly Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone – or zone where liquid water can exist – of its sunlike star.

The planet is located 1,400 light-years away, in direction our constellation Cygnus the Swan. It has many similarities – and also some differences – to the world on which we stand.

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26 July 2015

 - Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s passing is an unthinkable loss for so many who were inspired, transformed, and saved by his work. He was a clinical genius, an activist, and a visionary that changed the course of medicine for all those willing to let go of the old paradigm.

I didn’t understand the truth about healing, about the body’s synergy with its own environment until I met Dr. Nick Gonzalez in January 2015.

A soft-spoken, well put together gentlemanly type, Nick’s energetic presence is so intense that I imagine few can tolerate it. When he would speak, his encyclopedic knowledge poured out like a golden river. I knew, almost instantly, that this man represented the single most powerful threat to the pillars of belief upholding the rotting temple of cancer treatment and chronic disease management. His integrity, his honesty, his compassion, his lighting-rod-like intuition, his passion all packaged in a man who could deliver a 4 hour lecture without a single note, a man with an impeccable pedigree, and one who fought, quietly, daily to uphold the truth.

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25 July 2015

 - In a truly mind-boggling set of experiments, Dr Rollin McCraty from the Heartmath Institute found that the heart seems to ‘know’ the emotional future.

That is, it is precognitively able to sense the emotional ‘flavour’ of events that may soon happen and react to that information before we actually experience the event and thus feel a significant emotion. In short, your heart senses intuitively, and then it conveys this information to the brain to prepare you for a response.

I know that’s hard to believe, so let me briefly explain the experiments.

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25 July 2015

 - Save Susiya village! Please join the Emergency Demo Against the demolition of Susiya in London tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, 26 July), opposite the Israeli Embassy in Kensington High Street.

 - Join the call on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel until it lifts the siege on Gaza. The eight-year siege, which Israel does not formally acknowledge, is illegal, and has sealed Gaza off from the world by land, air and sea, forbidding entry of desperately needed medical supplies, reconstruction materials, and many other goods. 90% of the water is undrinkable and water is expected to run out entirely by 2020.

- Please take action wherever you are, and support some of the many ongoing campaigns and actions taking place around the world to lift the siege of Gaza, bring the war criminals to justice, and to Free Palestine.

Global actions in support of Palestine continue to be organized in cities around the world, and are updated weekly in our calendar below.

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