Ascension Connection Call Thursday – What’s Your Human Design?

Ascension Connection Call  – What’s your Human Design?

Join us this Thursday with guest presenter Ann-Marie

Human Design, a multi-faceted system drawing on Eastern and Western astrology, the Hindu chakra system, the Kabala, the I Ching, and quantum physics.  Like the human beings it describes, Human Design is a mutative knowledge – constantly changing, developing, and adapting as it meets all kinds of new minds who test it and shape it.  It is essentially a mapping of our energy bodies.  We each have a unique design, just like snowflakes.  It contains simple truths that can be very helpful to any human being in the world at large to understand both themselves and those around them.

To prepare for this discussion, please watch this short video that explains the different types of auras. (6 minutes long). For more information, you can also watch this introduction to Human Design by Ra Uru Hu, the man who “received” knowledge of this system in 1987.  Ra passed away about five years ago. He was a Manifestor. (17 minutes long)

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New Covid variant designated ‘variant of concern’ and named Omicron

From, Be Afraid..Be Very Afraid….if you are not yet…

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana reports on the variant said to be of ‘huge international concern’

The new Covid variant has been renamed Omicron and has been designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO).

It comes after Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned Omicron is “of huge international concern” and could pose “substantial risk to public health”.

The health secretary told the Commons that it could “be more transmissible” than the Delta variant and “current vaccines may be less effective against it”.

Mr Javid said the government’s Plan A for handling coronavirus throughout the winter through vaccines remains in place, but he would not rule out a tightening of social restrictions.

And despite emergency measures to block flights from several southern African countries coming into effect on Friday it will still reach the UK, the transport secretary has said.

ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan on how much is currently known about the variant

Grant Shapps told ITV News that “in the end these things spread everywhere” and his move to place six countries on the red list is only about delaying the mutant’s arrival.

Ministers acted quickly over the new Omicron variant, with border controls being enforced from midday today, after learning it could potentially evade vaccines.

The chief medical adviser at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Susan Hopkins said the B.1.1.529 variant is “worrying” and could penetrate people’s immunity from prior coronavirus infection.

Professor John Edmunds, who advises the Government as part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), warned that Omicron’s arrival in the UK – while a Delta variant surge is ongoing – could create a “very, very, very difficult situation”.

Belgium became the first European country to announce a case of the variant on Friday afternoon.

The EU is moving to impose a flight ban from southern Africa to the bloc and several of its nations have already enforced one on their own.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said flights “should be suspended until we have a clear understanding about the danger posed by this new variant, and travelers returning from this region should respect strict quarantine rules.”

She added: “We do know that mutations could lead to the emergence and spread of even more concerning variants of the virus that could spread worldwide within a few months.”

Ms Hopkins of the UKHSA warned the Omicron variant “could evade the immune response, both from a vaccine and from prior immunity”.

Health Editor Emily Morgan and Deputy Politics Editor Anushka Asthana have the latest on the new variant

She told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “It could be more transmissible. It could be more infectious. At this point, I think it’s a precautionary approach while we learn more about this virus to keep the numbers coming in from the southern African countries to a minimum, to allow us to time to get that information.”

There have been no reported cases of the variant in the UK but sequencing is being carried out around the country to determine if any cases have already been imported.

The health secretary insisted the UK remains in a “strong position” thanks to “tremendous gains” made through vaccinations, but said getting a booster jab “could not be more important”.

“This variant is a reminder for all of us that this pandemic is far from over. We must continue to act with caution and do all we can to keep this virus at bay, including once you’re eligible getting your booster shot.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called a special meeting to discuss how the global community should react to the new variant, Mr Javid added.

The WHO said it could take weeks to ascertain whether vaccines are effective against the new variant, as it urged countries to refrain from “knee-jerk responses”.

Dr Michael Ryan, the head of emergencies at the WHO, said: “We’ve seen in the past, the minute there’s any kind of mention of any kind of variation and everyone is closing borders and restricting travel. It’s really important that we remain open, and stay focused.”

Airline shares plummeted amid reports of the Omicron variant, with Lufthansa falling 12.4%, IAG, parent of British Airways and Iberia, down 14.4%, Air France-KLM down 8.9% and easyJet falling 10.9%.

Ms Hopkins said said Omicron’s apparent ability to evade immunity could mean new vaccines will need to be developed in response.

“I think this is an evolving virus and it’s going to continue to evolve as we learn more. From our point of view the fact that this virus is reaching a very immune population is worrying.

“Clearly vaccines will help because it will boost the antibody responses and the T cell responses in our body, which will help us fight variants. So global vaccination is a key component of that.”

Covid rates are rising across Europe, with a number of countries including Austria and the Netherlands reimposing social restrictions.

Germany has drafted in help from its air force in order to transfer Covid patients from hospitals where Intensive Care Units have become overwhelmed.

Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said new restrictions could not be ruled out in light of the variant.

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that more needed to be learned about a new variant of the virus which causes Covid-19 to assess the threat it poses, but that a jump in cases in South Africa could be linked to the variant’s enhanced transmissibility.

Prof Finn said: “If we’re lucky, it won’t be a serious one, but it could be very serious.”

He said he could not predict if this would affect Christmas.

“On the one hand, I don’t want to induce unnecessary anxiety in people, but on the other hand, I think we all need to be ready for the possibility of a change in the restrictions,” he said.

“There are a number of things going on now to understand this, to look for it, to trace it, to hopefully stamp it out if it is already here,” he said.

Listen to the ITV News podcast – Coronavirus: What you need to know

Prof Francois Balloux, Professor of Computational Systems Biology and Director at Genetics Institute said: “B.1.1.529 could well represent another setback after the emergence and global spread of the alpha and delta variants.

“That said, B.1.1.529 is most unlikely to fully escape immunisation provided by vaccination and prior infection.  The objective now should be to further increase vaccination rates, including administration of a third dose for anyone most at risk.  With high vaccination rates and promising drugs on the horizon, a possible B.1.1.529 wave should be far less painful to weather than the alpha and delta ones.”

The UKHSA designated it a “variant under investigation” on Thursday.

The chief executive, Dr Jenny Harries, said: “This is the most significant variant we have encountered to date and urgent research is underway to learn more about its transmissibility, severity and vaccine-susceptibility.”

Flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe will be suspended from midday on Friday after being added to the red list.

From 4am on Sunday, anyone who arrives in the UK from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days at a cost of £2,285 for one adult.


Amazon’s Bezos predicts only limited number of people will get to remain on Earth


Humanity will move most industry into space and allow only a select few to remain on our planet, which will be turned into a natural resort, according to self-funded space explorer Jeff Bezos.

The Amazon billionaire enthusiastically shared his predictions for what human civilization will look like in the future – with him personally helping to bring that future closer – during a talk at the annual Ignatius Forum in Washington, DC.

He expects vast cylindrical space colonies spinning to create artificial gravity for millions of residents to take over most industrial production. Meanwhile, Earth will be turned into a natural reserve with restricted access similar to US national parks today.

“This place is special, we can’t ruin it,” the founder of Amazon said of our planet.

“Millions of people will move from Earth to space over time. And that’s the vision of Blue Origin – millions of people working in space,” he said, referring to his own firm.

“Over centuries, most or many of the people will be born in space. It will be their first home. They will be born on these colonies, they will live on these colonies. They may visit Earth the way you would visit Yellowstone National Park,” Bezos predicted.

He said that the colonies themselves “will have rivers and forests and wildlife,” which arguably brought his speech out of the realm of futurology and towards optimistic science fiction. Amazon is infamously resourceful when it comes to squeezing its workers for every drop of productivity. That’s why the similarly rosy description of ‘Amazon factory towns’ solving economic inequality in the US was met with horror, when it was proposed by a Bloomberg columnist in September.

Bezos referred to Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill, who proposed the concept of space habitats in 1976, as the source of inspiration for him. He said the sort of expansion he predicted was inevitable, if humanity is to grow in a sustainable way.

“This Earth can support, let’s say, 10 billion people to a certain degree. We’d have to work really hard to figure out how to do that without degrading the planet… The solar system can support a trillion people,” he said.

The entrepreneur didn’t comment on who he thinks would decide who gets to live on Earth in the future, when asked by the host of the event, Adi Ignatius. If historic precedent is any indicator, privileges granted by wealth and status may be involved.

The perks of Bezos’ own status as one of the richest people on Earth were discussed in the interview, when Bezos bragged about managing to get a cameo in his favorite movie franchise, Star Trek.

“That was not an easy gig to get,” he said of his appearance in the 2006 feature film ‘Star Trek: Beyond’. “I insisted on a speaking role, which complicated the whole scenario,” he said.

In the movie, Bezos wore alien prosthetics and had one line: “Speak normally.” He said he “nailed it,” prompting laughter from the audience.

Talking about Blue Origin, the billionaire compared his firm to barnstormers from the early days of aviation. He said taking rich tourists on suborbital flights will turn them into “Earth ambassadors,” who would advocate for increasing space exploration in the name of protecting our planet. This will give more resources to making manned space travel routine, similar to how biplanes of old evolved into the passenger airliners of today, he said.

“The hard part is not space travel – that part was solved in the 1960s. Not reusability – the space shuttle sort of did that. The hard part is operational reusability,” he said. “It requires practice to get it right.”