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Full Moon in Capricorn: Sorting Out Responsibilities With Emotional Dependencies

We will be having a Full Moon in Capricorn on the night of Wednesday, July 1st in the Americas and on July 2nd everywhere else in the world. (Universal Time: July 2nd at 2:20am.) Full Moons are the peak of the Moon cycle, as this is when the light of the Sun completely fills the Moon and marks the beginning of the following 2 week period when the light starts fading. This is known as the “waning phase.” Symbolically, because this is when the light begins to recede, this represents a time of “release.” Full Moons are generally the most intense time of the Moon cycle and are also a very lively time.

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New Proof That Our Emotions Cause Physical Pain & How To Change Them

In the ancient arts of Chinese Medicine, Yoga, and Ayurveda, there was no doubt among practitioners that anger could cause a heart attack, or chronic sadness could cause dementia. It was not unusual for a master to exterminate chronic pain in different joints and muscles, or even to cure liver, kidney, or stomach diseases by addressing deeply held emotions like fear, frustration, jealousy, and anxiety. These feats have been dismissed by modern medicine as placebo, or simply glazed over with the latest pharmaceutical prescription at most doctors’ offices, but new evidence has emerged that proves our emotions directly affect our physical health.

Is Your Sadness Causing Your Symptoms?

The phenomenon of emotional health being inextricably linked to physical health has been negated by modern medicine repeatedly, with only small allowances made in integrative medicine, and extremely few studies which support this idea making their way into mainstream publications.

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The US Sent This Highly Controversial Bill To The White House While We Celebrated The Legalization Of Same Sex Marriage

I could not be happier that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide this past Friday, but I’m sitting here wondering: what do we have to give up as we win this victory?

Let’s think about this scenario right now.

It’s 2015, the legalization of same-sex marriage should have happened many years ago. It’s what the majority of citizens want and the government has been working on getting it passed in all states. Why is it that this happened on Friday, and so suddenly? Could it be to distract us from something else?

Don’t get me wrong, I danced, I cheered and I celebrated all day at this victory. Please do not confuse this article to mean that I am not incredibly happy about the legalization of same-sex marriage, because I am. But I am also wondering if anything else is happening, below the surface.

What if this is yet another way for those in power to keep us ignorant and uninvolved?

This much is clear: there’s more going on behind the scenes than what is immediately apparent. Perhaps, amongst our celebration, something bigger is going down.

We have a sensationalist culture: We adore the obscene. We gawk at visuals. We’re addicted to visceral reactions. We love the next news story; the triumph, the drama, and even the despair.

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What Happens to People Who Meditate for the First Time

There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the first time?

Sara Lazar, a Harvard researcher, has gained quite some notoriety detailing how the brain actually grows grey matter when people meditate. Other studies have shown that meditation improves IQ, and lessens depression. In addition to these benefits, meditation also:

  • Reduces alcohol and substance consumption, reduces blood pressure (Chiesa, 2009),
  • Decreases anxiety, depressive symptoms, and relapses (Coelho, Canter, & Ernst, 2007; Kim et al., 2009)
  • Helps patients suffering from various types of chronic pain (Chiesa & Serretti, in press)
  • Lowers the incidence of stress (Chiesa & Serretti, 2009)
  • Aids cancer patients (Ledesma & Kumano, 2009)

Most people think they have to meditate for years before they start seeing any of these improvements, but a study conducted by Chiesa, Calati, and Serretti shows that after just eight short weeks of meditation, people start to experience improved cognitive functioning.

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The Psychology Of The Major Arcana (Tarot Cards)

Tarot cards are a form of divination which assist in allowing a sneak peek into a potential future. A common misconception is that the future is set in stone, and when the cards fall – that is your fate. It may be a bit unorthodox to the orthodox tarot reader, but I have come to understand that the future is malleable, and nothing is set in stone. What can be, will be, but will become because of the thoughts your consciousness is projecting. There may be certain aspects of the future that are beyond our control, but what we can control is ourselves, and controlling our thoughts can create a better reality.

In the 21+ years that I have been reading tarot/oracle cards, I have come to discover that there really is nothing magical, mystical, or fantastical about the cards in themselves… however the intention of knowing allows the universe to “work through you” (in a sense) to show you what you may be soon attracting because of your thinking patterns. The cards are not necessarily a tool to tell your fortune, rather a tool for self exploration of what’s happening here and now.

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Harvard Psychiatrist On Alien Abductions/Contact: “Yes, It’s Both Literally & Physically Happening.”

“Yes, it’s both. It’s both literally, physically happening to a degree; and it’s also some kind of psychological, spiritual experience occurring and originating perhaps in another dimension. And so the phenomenon stretches us, or it asks us to stretch to open to realities that are not simply the literal physical world, but to extend to the possibility that there are other unseen realities from which our consciousness, our, if you will, learning processes over the past several hundred years have closed us off.” – John Mack(source)

John Mack was a Harvard professor, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize recipient. He, like many other academics, became very interested in the alien abduction phenomenon...

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Man Dead 20 Years Still Manipulating The Masses: Coercing Citizens To Believe In Phoney Wars & More

“Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self-defence to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy.” – Noam Chomsky

Edward Bernays is possibly one of the most influential people of the 20th century, yet so few have heard of a man who has manipulated much of Western society into compliance. His philosophies and understanding of the human psyche still shape public policy, political campaigns, and corporate integration to this day. How corporations deliver their messages, how politicians coerce citizens to believe and enter into phoney wars, how terrorism is promoted and engenders fear into the masses, and how Think Tanks are used to manipulate citizens were all in the realm of Edward Bernays.

Bernays Wrote “Propaganda,” A 159 Page Manuscript On How To Manipulate The Masses

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World’s Best Water Photographer Captures The Most Stunning Pictures Of Ocean Waves You’ve Ever Seen

There is a power about the ocean that is unrivaled to any other force on the planet.

Human beings often witness this power in a number of ways, such as what is seen during the devastating course of a hurricane or tsunami.

Yet beyond our vulnerable relationship with the ocean, we stand in awe of its incredible serenity and beauty.

Few people have the ability to capture all of the ocean’s complexity, but Australian photographer Ray Collins recently completed this amazing feat, releasing a series of pictures of ocean waves in stunning HD like you’ve never seen before.

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Precognitive Dreams: Can We Dream About The Future?

As a professor, researcher, and author I was fortuitously teaching an evening class on Dreams and Dreaming the night of September 10, 2001 at a university near Toronto, Canada. This particular class was one where the students had to hand in an assignment with a recorded dream from the previous week. As such, they handed in a recent dream they had had on the evening just prior to September 11th. Upon grading the papers I came upon one assignment that was particularly fascinating.

One student recorded a dream she had had just a few nights before September 10th. The dream imagery was of an airplane hitting the CN Tower in Toronto (this is a major monument in the city). The plane then hit the tower again, and she recalled seeing great gouts of smoke and fire. This dream scene was followed by one with her father who was hiding up in the attic of their home. He was running in the dark attic trying to avoid anyone seeing him, as he was being incriminated for the planes hitting the tower. The dream was so powerful and emotional that it woke the student from her sleep.

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The Powerful Project That Will Transform The Lives Of Poor Children By Teaching Them Photography

In Recife, Brazil 35% of the population lives in poverty, a staggering number that becomes even more heartbreaking when you discover that a large number of these individuals are children.

We’ve all seen and have been approached by countless groups and organizations aimed at eradicating poverty through our financial contributions. These donations are usually transformed into necessary resources, which of course are helpful, but given that the issues continue to persist, seem unable to get to the core of the issue.

Earlier this year we launched a campaign through Charity Water which successfully raised over $4,500 to help build a water infrastructure that truly gets to the heart of a major issue. I’m happy to share with you another campaign that I believe is taking a very powerful and unique approach to eradicating poverty.

Rather than simply providing aid, the group behind Eyes Of The Street is choosing to empower the impoverished youth of the world by teaching them photography. You can find out all the details to their campaign and project in this video:

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