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How Online Poker and Virtual Gaming Helped Me to ‘Awaken’

by Lance Schuttler, The Mind Unleashed

In many ways, I grew up as a ‘regular’ kid in a small Iowa town here in the US. I had a loving and supportive family, had great friends and played sports all the way through high school. In other ways, my experience was very different and exciting–and would eventually serve as the basis for a big awakening in my life, on several levels.

My brother and I, along with a mutual friend of ours began playing online poker for fake money. Shortly after, we made the jump and started playing for real money. When that happened, a few other friends joined us (you know who you all are) and got in on the action.

Though on April 15th, 2011 everything changed in the online poker world and in my world alike. On what is now known as “Black Friday” within the online poker world, the FBI raided and shut down the 3 biggest online poker sites, which affected millions of people around the world and was done under very questionable means. The income I was making on there (which was enough to provide for myself like a day job) was now inaccessible and still to this day have not received it back. What was I to do now that I had plenty of free time to read?

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Colombians Are Building Houses Made Of LEGO-like Recycled Plastic Bricks For Just $5,200

By Lipika Mudgal: Pollution is one of the major issues in the world. The increase in human population, and landfill rising and expanding day by day, is leading to increase in plastic waste all over the world, which accumulate in rivers, oceans and drinking water.

A Colombian company, Conceptos Plasticos, has come up with the solution to this problem by recycling plastic into LEGO-like building blocks that families can use to construct their homes.

Conceptos Plasticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into an alternative construction material for housing. The plastic waste is melted and poured into a mould to produce plastic blocks that work like LEGO pieces. The materials contain additive that makes them resistant to fire, and since the structure is plastic-based, it can also withstand earthquakes. The LEGO-like building blocks are easy to assemble and pocket-friendly.

The Conceptos Plasticos model home is divided into two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, dining room and kitchen. It can be assembled in only five days by four people who need not to have any previous experience. The price is very reasonable – only $130 per square meter for 40 square meter home, that is around $5200.

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5th Dimension Consciousness

by Trish LeSage

We are living during a monumental time in which humanity is experiencing a shift to higher consciousness. We are shifting from 3rd dimension consciousness to 5th dimension consciousness. The following is what one may experience once they have reached 5th dimension consciousness and beyond:

When a person reaches 5th dimension consciousness, they may experience existing in a permanent state of peace, bliss, love, and joy. No effort is required on their part to remain in this state. This takes place naturally and automatically. All dissonant energy is automatically filtered out.

In addition to automatically existing in a permanent state of peace, bliss, love, and joy, people who have reached 5th dimension consciousness may begin to automatically see themselves in everyone whether it be humans or animals. They may also begin to automatically feel love for everyone.

Furthermore, no negative thoughts stream into the mind of a person who has reached 5th dimension consciousness. In fact, all negative thoughts are automatically filtered out of their mind.

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14 Quotes That Show The Profound Impact Of Meditation

by Luke Miller Truth Theory

Meditation is a foundational art which has been practiced across many cultures in various forms. It is well known for it’s roots in buddhist communities, however the earliest records of meditation (Dhyana), originate from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism from around 1500 BCE

It is impossible to pinpoint the exact origins of meditation, as meditation has possibly been around as long as human beings have. But one thing that is certain is it is here now and  having an amazing impact on many lives.

Here are 14 meditation quotes that offer some profound insight on the impact meditation can have in your life.

Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. – Alan Watts

If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down. – Ajahn Amaro

Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. – Amit Ray

In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap. – J. Kleykamp

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“Uber Against Hunger” Delivers Leftovers To The Needy, Hits 1,000-Meal Mark

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by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

Restaurants, grocery stores, and even individuals can use the app to distribute prime leftovers to hungry citizens.

It’s astounding to consider that in America, approximately 40% of the food produced goes to waste. Keep in mind, other developed nations waste plenty of perfectly nutritious food, as well, but this reality is ongoing despite the fact that 795 million people go to bed hungry each evening. A number of initiatives exist to help reduce food waste, but real change must begin with the consumer.

To help remedy the conundrum of food waste, a new app called “Uber Against Hunger” has been developed and is presently being tested in Austin, Texas. So far, 1,000 meals that would have otherwise been tossed into the trash have been delivered to the needy.

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Is The Universe Just One Big Illusion?

by Luke Miller Truth Theory

Some of the ideas that we will explore in this article are very far removed from the current westernised scientific way of thinking. I encourage you to stay with me, because while they are alternative later in the article I provide sources from plenty of current and prominent scientific organisations that back up the ideas shared.

Many ancient civilisations thought that the world as we know it is in some way a projection of our consciousness and that in fact all that exists, does so within our minds. Also that consciousness is something shared, meaning that there is a collective consciousness that unifies all. For some this may be called god, in whichever form you see god, but for the sake of this not turning into a religious debate we will call it collective consciousness. The Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Mayans and Ancient Greeks all had philosophies and teachings that explored these ideas.

If you look into many of the high achievers of this world past and present, and the secret doctrines of many ancient and secret societies you will find there is a wide held belief that in fact consciousness created matter and not the other way around.

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5 Things To Remind Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

by Luke Miller Truth Theory

We have all been there, faced with debt, heartbreak, lack of satisfaction or something that has pushed us to our limits. This is a normal part of the big game we call life, but it is not always so easy to just brush it off during the experience.

If you are in a position now where you feel like giving up is the only option, don’t there are many ways you can remind yourself of your worth as a person

You Have The Right To Be Here

You have the right to breathe the same air as everyone else, share the same space as everyone else and as long as you are not harming anyone, live life the way you choose.

Our apologies for being here can manifest in many ways such as anxiety, not participating in things we are interested in and the fear of the unknown. But you, just the same as everyone else have the right to be here! So don’t forget to remind yourself.

You Are Important

We all have our gifts which we can give to the world. Some of us are caregivers, some of us creators and some entertainers. However it is that you contribute to this world, be sure that you do!

Take a note of where you thrive in the world and play to your strengths. There is no point in spending your life trying to be something you are not, so embrace your qualities and know that you are important.

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The Christian Pastor Who Uses Magic Mushrooms to Connect With God

by Josh Mur, The Anti-Media

It’s always interesting to encounter alternative narratives from insiders within an organization. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a very peculiar individual. He is a church pastor who wishes to remain anonymous, so we will call him Pastor Shawn.

I met Pastor Shawn by sheer coincidence when his phone began to ring as he stood in line behind me at a local convenience store. To the delight of my own musically-fanatical self, his ringtone sang the notes of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” one of my personal favorite Dizzy songs. Naturally, I felt compelled to stir up a small conversation.

Our conversation led us outside the convenient store, where we stood for about a half hour engaged in a discussion about music, his work as a pastor, corruption in the church, and─astonishingly─psychedelic drugs.

Pastor Shawn shared with me a well-kept secret of his: he is a regular user of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and applies the conscious and spiritual lessons he gains from his experiences to the teachings he shares with his church. I was so intrigued by some of the information he was willing to share that I felt compelled to interview him further. After an hour-long conversation in an online chat, I was not disappointed.

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Indian State Plants 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours, Sets World Record

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

More than 800,000 people in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh joined together to break the world record for most trees planted in a single day.

India is looking a lot greener lately, especially since men and women in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India joined together to plant 50 million trees in a single day earlier this week. The activists took on the task of reforesting the Indian state not only to improve the environment, but to claim massive bragging rights.

Over 800,000 people, including students, lawmakers, government officials, housewives, and volunteers from nonprofit organizations participated in the planting millions of saplings across the state. Their efforts resulted in the country claiming the Guinness World Records title for the most trees planted in a day. Previously, Pakistan held the record after planting 847,275 in 2013.

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Genius! Animal Shelter Enlists Pokemon Go Players To Walk Its Adoptable Dogs

by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

An animal shelter is appealing to people who play Pokemon Go to take part in the virtual scavenger hunt while walking adoptable dogs. So far, it’s been a huge success!

If you’ve taken a stroll through your city’s streets lately, chances are you’ve come across hoards of people sitting in groups, staring at their phones.

In case you didn’t know what the cause of this is, it’s an app called Pokemon Go that lets people search and collect virtual characters from the Pokemon show in their neighborhood, using their phone screen to spot the creatures.

Not only has the game brought many diverse types of people together, it’s inspiring a large percent of the public who utilizes the app to get more active.

The app hasn’t even been out for a week, but it’s become a sensation. So much so, the Muncie Animal Shelter decided to recruit players of Pokemon Go to walk shelter dogs as they take part in the virtual scavenger hunt.


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