News-in-Transition

9 June 2017

 - Boyan Slat was just a regular Dutch high-school student when he went on a diving trip to Greece. Once underwater, he was surrounded by plastic waste. “There were more plastic bags than fish,” he told MNN a few years back. “That was the moment I realized it was a huge issue and that environmental issues are really the biggest problems my generation will face.”

Like many of us, Slat had heard about various giant garbage patches the world over, and he figured that someone, somewhere, was working to solve it. During his research after the Greece trip, he learned that there were a few cleanup ideas out there, but most of them relied on using nets to filter the plastic out of the water. Those nets also scooped up a lot of fish, turtles and other sea life, and weren't practical. So he worked on developing his own solution.

"I finally decided to put both university and my social life on hold to focus all my time on developing this idea. I wasn’t sure if it would succeed, but considering the scale of the problem I thought it was important to at least try,” said Slat.

Read more...

8 June 2017

Our Universe Thrives As An Integrated Whole. Why Should Our Food Be Any Different? - We live in a universe — a reality — that is made up of circles within circles; interconnected, interdependent, and whole. Sages have been saying this for thousands of years, and in recent times scientists in an array of disciplines — from physicists to demographers — have come to this same conclusion. You may be wondering what this has to do with nutrition and your health. In one word: Everything.

If our world is so entwined and interdependent, why is this not readily apparent to most people? We have the distinct misfortune of living according to the Westernized paradigm wherein marketing rules the mind and heart. And the marketers include not only Wall Street ad agencies, but also leaders in the fields of religion, education, politics, medicine, psychology, and even natural healthcare This marketing, relentless and ubiquitous, has shaped the thoughts of people to the point wherein they think in terms of fragmentation instead of holism. Everything has been divided up into smaller groups, specialties, special interests, pieces, and isolated entities that exist out of context.

Read more...

7 June 2017

 - Addiction is a result of the environment directly around us. Many people are born into chaotic environments that they cannot control, and as a way to escape, numb pain and cope with life, they create dependencies on external things. Without the right kind of support, people can lose themselves in their pain. 

In this modern world, the idea of addiction is a lot more common place than we think. So many of us are addicted to the internet, facebook, media and different forms of distraction. When this can be used productively and positively, then it doesn’t become a dependency or an escape. That is the balance we are trying to achieve.

Humans are meant to live naturally in interconnect and supportive communities around the world. It doesn’t take a scientist to see that our world is greatly unbalanced, chaotic and demanding. Addiction is a result of our society, and how we collectively understand human consciousness. With the right kind of environment and support, addiction can be easily overcome.

Read more...

6 June 2017

 - Kanyini is best expressed in English as the combination of the two words ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Unconditional Love’, but it is actually a relationship; it is an enormous caring with no limit – it has no timeframe: it is eternal. – Uncle Bob Randall

In our modern times, we are faced with the greatest challenges in human history. Never before has our conscious evolution been so required. There is growing consensus that we need to change and learn to work together for the solutions to address these challenges.

We know in our hearts that technology is not the sole solution. Somehow, we understand that a much deeper shift is needed, and sometimes we can feel this as an aching pain in our hearts and sorrow in our minds. Many of us do not feel whole and it may seem difficult to even experience a sense of peace in a world that demands us to constantly divide and be fragmented.

Read more...

6 June 2017

 - Sources in China are reporting that the government of Yulin will prohibit restaurants, street vendors, and market traders from selling dog meat at the city’s now-infamous festival this year.

The ban is set to come into effect on June 15—one week prior to the start of the event on the summer solstice. It’s meant to be strictly enforced, with hefty fines and the risk of arrest for violations. However, the ban is only temporary, and many dogs and cats will still be killed before the ban goes into effect.

You can help make the ban permanent. Please thank Mr. Mo Gong Ming for taking a major step toward stopping the cruelty at Yulin, and ask him to end the slaughter once and for all.

Read more...

6 June 2017

Did you know this plant offer profound benefits to society? Not only does this plant de-center the fossil fuel energy paradigm, but it provides dirt cheap food and medicine. Any wonder it is still a criminal offense to possess or use it? Learn more by watching the groundbreaking new documentary "The Sacred Plant" going live in only hours.

5 June 2017

karimic-tools-144 - 6/4 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~square~ Neptune (illusions & delusions): This activation can cause self-doubt, self-delusion and an overall confusion that seems to be sourced within or self-directed. It's only temporary, this is just the Universe's way of slowing you down so you can see where your goals may have been unrealistic or based on flights of fancy...

 - 6/9 ~ Venus (feminine values & priorities) ~sextile~ Mars (masculine desires & actions): This energy is good for trying new things and meeting new people, if/when possible. It creates a good vibe and balanced masculine/feminine energy that allows a nice exchange between self and other...

Read more...

5 June 2017

 - Are you one of those whose truly seeking, truly searching for the deeper meaning of the moment to ignite your life? Plenty say they are, but then the Path Less Traveled is littered with people who fell by the wayside, those who took the soft, comfortable option of staying where they are, in that safe, predictable space. But if you’re reading this, then for sure at the heart of you, is a burning light, that although may get stuck in a lay-by from time to time, is yearning to return to the highway, to be a constant flaming brilliance, all the time, as a way of living.

So what does it really mean to be walking this “Path Less Traveled?” How might you be inspired to continue, when all around often seem conforming and conservative?

Yes, in the spiritual mainstream, you’ll hear plenty about surrender and letting go. But how often is that used as an excuse for non committal? For giving up at the first hurdle: “Oh it’s not meant to be.” Says who? Did you check all the signs, or just the convenient ones?

Read more...

4 June 2017

plant-compressed - Even though I love being in nature, I was never that excited about the plant world. You see, the behaviour of plants is so subtle, that most people, including myself, failed to notice it for a long time. Or more accurately, we have collectively forgotten to notice it. But in fact, plants have intelligence and consciousness. As ethno-pharmacologist Dennis McKenna reminded us, we think a brain or at least a nervous system is necessary to be intelligent. But it is neural networks that are important. Mycelium root networks can be miles in diameter, and those are thinking neural networks.

Pam Montgomery pointed out that plants have a long view, as they have been around 400 to 450 million years, and in fact multiple scientific studies have proven plants have ability for memory. Let me remind you, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago, so if plants have intelligence and memory, they will hold a lot of knowledge for us.
Plants in Relationship to Human Intelligence

We have co-evolved and live interrelated with the plant world, and plants have a direct influence on our moods and behaviours, through our diets. Through photosynthesis an enormous variety of organic molecules is created, from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide, which is amazing in itself. The molecules in our brain that determine our moods and behaviour, such as dopamine and serotonin, are plant compounds.

Read more...

3 June 2017

- In the groundwork of understanding psychology and the understanding of others and ourselves, there is basic rule. That very basic rule is: What you see is always your own reflection in the mirror. So, if you experience something in this world that calls for the warrior in you – it is because you are that thing – and what you are opposing is your own reflection.

Quiet of a bit narcissistic argument – Everything is about you!

No, it is not, it is noise.

If we engage in a journey, which many of us obviously are, there comes a breaking point. That breaking point is when we stop identifying ourselves with this world and its manifestations. We go outside the world of programming, both psychologically and physically, and an entity steps in.

That entity has many names: The Observer, The Silent Witness and more.

Read more...

Subcategories

Boycott Israeli Goods