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Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco Friendly Utensils

by Monica Simeonova, Eatglobe

An Indian startup has created edible silverware from a mix of rice, wheat and sorghum flour

Bakeys, an Indian-based company that was launched back in 2010, has created the world's first line of edible cutlery. If not eaten, the cutlery is fully biodegradable within 3 to 5 days or it can be safely consumed by wild animals.This could serve as a delicious and eco-friendly alternative to the disposable plastic cutlery, about 40 billion of which are used and then thrown away every year in the United States alone.

The founder of the startup, Narayana Peesapaty, who is a former researcher from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), got the idea for creating edible cutlery from the Indian custom of picking food with flatbreads like khakra, a major part of the west-Indian Gujarati cuisine.

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The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter

by April Holloway,

Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs. Easter is a ‘movable feast’ which is chosen to correspond with the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox, and occurs on different dates around the world since western churches use the Gregorian calendar, while eastern churches use the Julian calendar. So where did this ‘movable feast’ begin, and what are the origins of the traditions and customs celebrated on this important day around the world?

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United Earth invites People who are passionate about global change to the: United Earth Festival 2016 ­ 19 March 2016

Speakers, innovators, visionaries and festival participants will show and explore emerging innovations and opportunities for global unity. “We are going to make visible the opportunities for global systemic change that are already available. The festival will be a fully emergent flow of synchronistic synergies. When we get our act together and ACT TOGETHER we can do anything.” says Yan Golding, the Festival’s Co­ordinator.

The festival’s program covers a ‘whole­systems’ spectrum of ecological, economic, technological and health solutions, and includes art and conversations. Presenters include:

John D. Liu ­ award­winning filmmaker and champion of large scale ecological restoration;
Jillian Hovey ­ international permaculture teacher and designer of regenerative systems;
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. ­ wisdom keeper and global integral unifier;

Sabine Lichtenfels ­ author, peace­activist and co­founder of Tamera ecovillage.

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The Secret to Enlightenment: Be Yourself!

The ultimate goal of our spiritual growth is enlightenment, that is what we all wish to achieve. But why do we seek enlightenment? Perhaps because at present we feel that we are not yet what we should rightfully be, we are not yet enlightened. What can be the reason why we are under that impression? In the first years of our life it never occurred to us that we needed to change, we needed to become somebody else, that is, we were in need of enlightenment. Then, some time during our life, that urge arose in us. It is imperative that we examine the circumstances and reasons why that emotion appeared in us, since it is that very emotion that prevents us from becoming enlightened.

Enlightenment is not a remote state of Consciousness that we need to achieve some time in the future, but it is the very heart of our nature.  Our spiritual quest, however, diverts our attention to that imaginary, future state of Consciousness that we believe to be enlightenment. In this way, the spiritual quest detaches and diverts us from our true nature, enlightenment. We are therefore unable to ever reach enlightenment through the process of spiritual quest.

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The Ecstasy Of Surrender - Judith Orloff (video)

"You can sabotage success by pushing too hard. Surrender is the antidote to stress in a world that relentlessly conspires to interrupt creative thought. Surrender boosts your brain's endorphins--euphoric, opiate-like pain killers--and serotonin, a natural antidepressant that allows you to relax, have more fun, and succeed more wildly than ever before. Life becomes easier and more blissful when you can let go."

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How To Develop Your Intuitive Abilities

by Trish LeSage

Have you ever had gut feelings about something that proved to be correct? Have you ever thought about someone, and then, they called you on the phone shortly thereafter? Have you ever dreamt about something while sleeping that ended up happening in real life? Have you ever felt guided and avoided danger? Have you ever walked into a room and felt uncomfortable with the room itself or the people there? All of these are examples of intuitive abilities or our sixth sense. Although some are more tuned into their sixth sense than others, we all possess these abilities. If we hone our abilities, however, we can benefit greatly from them.

The following are some ways in which we can develop our intuitive abilities:

- The first step is to want our intuitive abilities to become stronger. If we intend it to happen, it will eventually happen when we are ready for it to happen.

- Practice being aware of your intuitive hunches and follow them. The more we pay attention to our intuitive guidance, the stronger it will become. Likewise, the more often that we follow our intuition, the stronger it will become, and the more accurate it will become.

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A New Story for Humanity - Nicolya Christi

A New Story for Humanity:

Deep in the Curve of an Evolutionary RESET
New Self – New Story – New Life – New World

There is so much I wish to share in this article regarding the new story for humanity and the deep curve of a Reset that many consciously awakened people find themselves personally experiencing at this time. I first began to write about a new epoch, a new era, a new age and a new paradigm back in March 2009, in my book ‘2012: A Clarion Call‘. This New Paradigm had been prophesied to begin to emerge around the time of the 21/12/12 Solstice – a rare and most auspicious date. The reasons for this are explained fully in Clarion Call.

The impetus to further expand on the information pertaining to this coming new era reached another peak on December 22, 2012, when I began to write about a New Story for humanity and a ‘Blank Slate’. Metaphorically, I felt that the blank slate had presented itself for the anchoring of a New Story, for both the individual and the Collective. And so it was, as I sat with my fingers poised over my laptop that day, I found myself staring at a blank page. I had no relevant insights regarding our post 21/12/12 status other than the following which I shared on my Facebook profile: “The time has come for us to write a New Story, not his-story or her-story, but This Story, Our Story – A New Story for the World.” And, I have been writing about this ever since. My sporadic writings in early 2013 reflected an unfolding post 21/12/12 new epoch reality. It was at this point that I realised we had entered entirely new terrain and that before we could even begin to write a new story for humanity, it was going to be necessary to first find our bearings so we could anchor ourselves into a new paradigm landscape in which we had only just arrived. As those first weeks, months and years passed by, I began to realise that fully arriving was going to take a little longer than I had first anticipated.

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Animal Communicators Prove It’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts

by Makia Freeman, The Freedom Articles

Animal communicators are people who can fully communicate with an animal just as they would with a normal human person. The communication is telepathic and 2-way; the animal communicators can both “speak” (by sending thought out towards the animal) and “hear” (by receiving thought in from the animal). Animal communicators have most likely existed for a long time, probably in every single culture in the world. It is only in our modern Western materialistic culture, which has been influenced by mainstream institutions of religion and science based on perceiving a reality of separateness, that such a possibility seems so outlandish. However, as the following examples show, animal communication, also known as interspecies communication, is a very real phenomenon. These animal communicators are able to access knowledge from and about the animal which they could not possibly have otherwise known.

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Edgar Mitchell’s Legacy for Exploration, Sustainability, and Consciousness

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell inspires a greater perspective for sustainability of life on planet earth.

February 4th 2016, Astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away peacefully on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing, which happened February 5th, 1971.

He was the 6th astronaut to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission. Mitchell, Alan Shepard, and Stuart Roosa were on the crew which set a record for more than nine hours on the lunar surface, collecting rocks and taking measurements for research.

Mitchell was an American naval officer, engineer, and test pilot with a doctor of science in aeronautics and astronautics from M.I.T.

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Sacred Mother by White Wolf

She raised the mountains to protect us
She saw our plight and sympathised
She sends us omens to remind us
Its in her waters we' re baptised
She speaks many tongues
And favours the young


Our mother doesnt know how not to give
She bears the scars of our neglect
Yet still wants us to live
Our mother doesn't blame us for the pain
The conflict already mastered before
The seed of man sustained


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