That sums it up pretty well. And it’s one reason I still use this 2018 “Kp on Mauna Kea with Light on the crown” image. I like viewing it, because it helps remind me who I AM… (Like it or not!).
God, I felt that today I absolutely had to get out and go for a mocha, and I had a couple things to do in town, and all this and all that. But just after I left the house, I had no idea where I was going, and felt extremely “zoned out” and “out of it”. As if something were washing over me, and wanted my lower self out of the way, as this “Cosmic ‘zone out’ energy” came through me.
Part of it was just getting the h— out of the house and away from my Dad. Even though he wasn’t really doing anything “to” me. I just felt this great “pressure”, and my mind and body felt as if they were going to burst.
The “pressure” I feel sometimes is occasionally overwhelming. Take care of Dad’s daily meals, deal with items that come up, now there’s a trust coming in to protect his assets, a new will, changing bank accounts’ information, unexpected unpaid bills, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.
I was just feeling “bent in half” after I got back to the house and there were questions about where this document was, and it must be searched for right now… and that’s when I just said, I’m taking a walk… in the snow.
That was walk 1 in the snow (in the afternoon). Later, in the evening, came walk 2. Some four-letter words and occasional screaming and yelling were used in walk 1 (letting out the steam), and then none at all, just joyful noises, during walk 2.
There are still times when I want all this to be over. Or, I want to turn all this financial and legal stuff (aka, “crap”) over to someone else. I mean, most of the time I’m just dealing with certain items, but trying to read some legal type document tonight was absolutely “horrible”… to my lower brain, at least.
Yes, there are people handling it, but I’m the this or that person that is being signed up to do this or that in case this or that happens.
I am going to return, at some point, to a place where I deal with NONE of that, but it’s a process. I’m here to be a steward to my father (and mother) right now, and I’m willing to wade through some of what I call “crap”, to do that.
Enjoy the snow, enjoy the “crap”, until you realize it’s really, “Holy Crap”!
In 2013, the world produced 299 million tons of plastic, of which polystyrene — one brand name is Styrofoam — is one part. A report by the Worldwatch Institute showed that this number increased by 3.9% from the year before.1 As demonstrated in this short video, polystyrene currently may account for one-third of the contents of landfills; worms may be one answer to the problem.
Expanded polystyrene foam (EPF) was first discovered in 1839,2 becoming popular during World War II in material used to build military aircraft. Production grew at a phenomenal rate during this time; in 1946 Dow Chemical Company began working to make it more flexible. This resulted in the polystyrene product we now know: It’s moisture resistant and light weight because 98% of it is air.
Unfortunately, polystyrene doesn’t decompose. It does degrade somewhat, but not enough to keep marine life from eating it, filling their stomachs with plastic so they essentially starve to death for lack of nourishment. The chemicals in polystyrene harm wildlife on land, too, as they leach out and eventually make their way into the food chain.
Despite this knowledge, some sing the praises of this plastic, citing an overall life cycle assessment that has a lower footprint than other types of packaging material. However, despite the accolades, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio did not agree and, in 2015, he announced a law to ban its use in all five boroughs,3 “removing nearly 30,000 tons of … waste from our landfills, streets and waterways.”
The ban was not enforced until July 1, 2019,4 making New York the largest city to ban the product from use. Miami Beach, Seattle, San Diego and Washington, D.C., also have bans in place, while the states of Connecticut, Maine and Maryland are in various stages of legislation to ban use.
Polystyrene Responsible for One-Third of Landfill Content
In 2017 Metro New York reported that New York City’s department of sanitation handled 12,000 tons of garbage every day.5 On a nationwide scale, EPA data6 from 2017 showed that the U.S. generated 268 million tons of waste, of which 13% was plastic.
While that doesn’t tell you how much of the city’s or nation’s trash is polystyrene, researchers at Stanford University7 found that Americans dispose of 2.5 billion plastic foam cups every year.
That represents only a small portion of the plates, takeout containers and building materials in which polystyrene is used. But to give you give an idea of how serious this issue is, the Los Angeles Times8 reported in 2017 that, of the 9.1 billion tons of plastics ever produced, 5.4 billion has ended up in landfills or somewhere else in the environment.
The ban on polystyrene in New York was triggered in part by its physical properties: It is easily carried by the wind and difficult to remove because it is brittle. It develops an electrostatic charge causing it to cling to other material. The ban in New York affected 850,000 students served lunches on foam trays.
To give the product other attributes, the foam can be laced with chemicals such as flame retardants and other endocrine disrupting chemicals. But, exposure to flame retardants during pregnancy is associated with a lower IQ in children9 and neurodevelopmental disorders.10 One way this might happen is the influence flame retardants have on thyroid hormones.
Environmental Impact of Mealworms May Be Profound
In a detailed 45-page report, Styrofoam critics presented evidence rebutting multiple arguments that polystyrene has a smaller carbon footprint and that society could not continue to function without it. The researchers concluded:11
“Though Styrofoam is relatively inexpensive to produce, the social costs of its production involve the use of hazardous chemicals, fossil fuels, and the emission of greenhouse gases.
The lightweight yet durable nature of Styrofoam that makes it good for single-use consumer products also yields it not readily recyclable and leads to its accumulation in landfills and as litter in waterways and highways. Finally, though Styrofoam itself is unreactive, the compounds used in its production have been identified as harmful to human health.”
To say this is a serious issue is an understatement — however, there may be hope in a recent study by Stanford researchers who found that little mealworms may hold part of the answer to the giant plastics problem facing the Earth. In past research,12 data showed mealworms could eat through the foam and other forms of plastic.
In January 201813 a published study revealed the optimal conditions for consuming plastic happened at 77 Fahrenheit (25 Celsius) with 6% to 11% of bran supplementing the polystyrene. This same study found the second generation of mealworms fed a bran and polystyrene mixture could degrade more plastic, faster.
A new team14 looked at whether the same species of mealworms could eat polystyrene laced with toxic chemicals and still be safely consumed by livestock.15 The researchers sought to determine where the toxic chemicals would be deposited after the mealworms consumed the plastic, hoping for a proof of concept to derive some value from the tons of plastic waste littering the planet.16
In this study the worms were fed a steady diet of plastic infused with HBCD, a chemical the EU plans to ban because it is a neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. After eating the plastic, the worms excreted 90% of the HBCD in 24 hours and the remaining after 48 hours.
What’s more, the worms appeared as healthy as those fed a normal diet, and the shrimp that ate the experimental worms also appeared to remain healthy. One of team member commented: “This is definitely not what we expected to see. It’s amazing that mealworms can eat a chemical additive without it building up in their body over time.”
The mealworms were able to degrade the plastic during digestion. They also were able to separate the toxic chemical from the plastic and concentrate it, possibly making it easier to control.17 The researchers note while this may be helpful, it is not nearly as effective as eliminating the use of neurotoxic chemicals.
The mealworms are easy to cultivate and are known as an agricultural pest, as they eat nearly everything in their path. The scientists pointed out that it was the population of bacteria living in the worms’ guts that actually degraded the plastic, not the mechanical digestion in the mealworm — so you can see that, even for a little mealworm, their gut bacteria is important.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Remain Hazardous After Eating
The mealworms may be one strategy to help reduce plastic pollution, but the danger of toxic chemicals within the plastic remains. In the mid-1970s, certain household items were required to be treated with flame retardant chemicals, including furniture, carpeting and children’s clothing and toys.
Legislators may have believed they were helping preserve public health, but they failed to account for the damage the chemicals would have on children and adults as they leached out of the products into the environment.
The form of flame retardant currently in use is terribly dangerous, since it may be inhaled, swallowed and absorbed through the skin, accumulating in your fatty tissue.18 The earlier flame retardants were from a family of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which were replaced with organophosphate ester flame retardants (OPFRs) when the PBDEs were phased out.
Scientists have found OPFRs are often at levels 10 to 100 times higher in water, air and dust than were PBDEs.19 Additionally, they were also found in nearly every person who participated in research studies. In several, data showed the OPFRs were at levels high enough to negatively affect healthy brain development in children and fertility in adults.
It was expected OPFRs would be less persistent then PBDEs in the environment. However, predicting their presence is difficult to measure based on the compounds’ physical and chemical properties. You’ll find a more in-depth discussion of the dangers related to flame retardant chemicals currently in use at “Experts Fear Flame Retardants Are Triggering a Health Crisis.”
Gut Bacteria Doing the Heavy Lifting
As mentioned, the researchers in the most recent study pointed to the bacteria inhabiting the mealworm gut as crucial to the process of degrading the polystyrene based on work published in 2015.20 In this study scientists were able to demonstrate the eradication of specific bacterial species in the mealworms’ gut eliminated the ability to degrade polystyrene.
The researchers were able to stop the ability to depolymerize the plastic by feeding them gentamicin. By analyzing excrement, they found a bacterial strain, Exiguobacterium sp. strain YT2, in the gut of the mealworm was essential to the biodegradation of the material.
Importance of the Gut Microbiome
Evidence from small mealworms more than adequately demonstrates the importance of gut bacteria. The composition of your gut microbiome may be as distinct as your fingerprint and plays an enormous role in your health and disease prevention. It influences your immune system and a variety of internal organs, such as your lungs, breasts and liver.21
One study by the National Institutes of Health showed the gut microbiome could alter immune cells in the liver and trigger tumor growth.22 Your gut microbiome also has a strong influence over the development of intestinal conditions such as celiac disease or food allergies.
However, it also influences obesity,23depression,24 chronic fatigue25 and Parkinson’s disease.26 One factor may be the bidirectional role the gut plays in sleep. Research data show a link between insomnia and depression, that may be altered by the composition of the gut microbiome.27 Alterations in sleep cycles may increase your risk of health damage.
Although it is impossible to determine the exact diversification of an ideal microbiome, researchers have been able to change the composition in some with Type 2 diabetes to reverse the disease.28
While most experienced a short-term improvement, this may have been related to the state of the gut microbiome before transplantation and the care and feeding of the new bacterial species after transplantation.
Changing Small Habits May Reap Big Rewards
An effective means of protecting the health of your gut microbiome is to provide a rich source of probiotics by eating fermented foods. You can easily and inexpensively make these at home as I demonstrate in this short video. Fermented foods can be an outstanding source of essential nutrients, such as Vitamin K2.
They help to boost your immune system and may be some of the best chelators available. As potent detoxifiers, fermented foods draw out toxins and heavy metals from the bloodstream. Fermented foods also provide a natural variety of microflora, much wider than you can receive in supplement form.
In addition to adding beneficial microflora to the gut, eating prebiotic foods can help them thrive. Prebiotics are found in fiber rich foods good bacteria prefer. On the other hand, pathogenic disease-causing microbes thrive on sugar and carbohydrates. When you focus on a whole, natural foods diet plan you support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and help keep harmful bacteria in check.
When it comes to improving your health, some of the simplest strategies can have a tremendous impact. Sweating in a sauna, for example, has many great health benefits, including expelling of toxins, improving blood circulation, killing disease-causing microbes and improving mitochondrial function.
The key word here is sweating. Just because you are in the sauna doesn’t mean you get the benefits. The sauna has to heat your core temperature up a few degrees, your heart rate needs to increase and you need to have a river of sweat, otherwise you simply will not get these benefits. This is important as many infrared saunas fail to heat you sufficiently to achieve these benefits.
Research has even shown that regular sauna use correlates with a reduced risk of death from any cause, including lethal cardiovascular events, and may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
For example, researchers in Finland — a country where most homes come equipped with a sauna — found that men who used a sauna four to seven times a week for an average of 15 minutes had a 66% lower risk of developing dementia, and 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s, compared to men who used the sauna just once a week.1,2
How Sauna Bathing Promotes Good Heart Health
Another long-term study3,4 by the same Finnish research team, published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2015, revealed that men who used the Finnish-style, dry heat sauna seven times per week also cut their risk of death from fatal heart problems in half, compared to those who used it only once a week.
Both the duration and the frequency had dose dependent effects, so the longer the exposure time of each session and the more frequent the sessions, the better the outcome.
One mechanism for this effect is thought to be related to the fact that heat stresses your heart and body similar to that of exercise, thus prompting similar effects. This includes increased blood flow to your heart and muscles (which increases athletic endurance) and increased muscle mass due to greater levels of heat-shock proteins and human growth hormone (HGH).
In the video lecture5,6 above, Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., reviews how sauna bathing can be used as an exercise mimetic (i.e., an exercise-mimicking tool) to increase your longevity and health span. As noted by Patrick:7
“Several studies have shown that frequent sauna bathing (4-7 times per week, 174°F for 20 min.) is associated with a 50% lower risk for fatal heart disease, 60% lower risk for sudden cardiac death, 51% lower risk for stroke, and 46% lower risk for hypertension.
Just a single sauna session has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve heart rate variability, and improve arterial compliance. Some of the positive benefits of the sauna on heart health may have to do with similar physiological changes that also occur during physical exercise.
For example, there is a 50-70% redistribution of blood flow away from the core to the skin to facilitate sweating. You start to sweat. Heart rate increases up to 150 beats per minute which correspond to moderate-intensity physical exercise.
Cardiac output (which is a measure of the amount of work the heart performs in response to the body’s need for oxygen) increases by 60-70%. Immediately after sauna use, blood pressure and resting heart rate are lower than baseline similar to physical activity.”
What Studies Show
Patrick reviews several studies in her lecture. In addition to those already mentioned, a study8 published in 2018, using the same Finnish cohort, looked specifically at stroke risk over a follow-up period of 14.9 years. As in previous studies, benefits were dose dependent.
Compared to once-a-week sauna use, those who had four to seven sessions per week had a 61% lower risk for stroke. A similar association was found for ischemic stroke but not for hemorrhagic stroke. As noted by the authors:
“This long-term follow-up study shows that middle-aged to elderly men and women who take frequent sauna baths have a substantially reduced risk of new-onset stroke.”
Heat stress from sauna bathing has also been shown to lower your risk of high blood pressure. In one such study,9 which had a median follow-up of 24.7 years, the hazard ratio for high blood pressure in those using the sauna two to three times a week was 0.76, compared to 0.54 for those using it four to seven times a week.
In other words, using it two to three times a week may lower your risk of high blood pressure by 24%, while using it four to seven times a week can push your risk down by 46%, and this is likely one of the mechanisms by which sauna bathing helps lower your cardiovascular mortality risk.
Even a single sauna session has been shown to reduce pulse wave velocity, blood pressure, mean arterial pressure and left ventricular ejection time.10 Here, systolic blood pressure decreased from an average of 137?mm Hg before sauna bathing to 130?mm Hg afterward. Diastolic blood pressure decreased from 82 to 75?mm Hg, mean arterial pressure from 99.4 to 93.6?mm Hg and left ventricular ejection time from 307 to 278?m/s.
Different Types of Saunas
Most studies on sauna use involve wet Finnish saunas. Traditionally, rocks are heated to a temperature of about 174 degrees Fahrenheit in a wood burning stove, and water is then poured on the rocks to create steam.
But there are several other types of saunas to choose from as well, including far-infrared saunas and near-infrared emitters and lamps.11 Most sauna makers would have you believe that the difference between an infrared sauna and the traditional Finnish-style saunas (whether wet or dry) is that the Finnish-style sauna heats you up from the outside in, like an oven.
But this is simply untrue. The wavelengths of a far-infrared sauna only penetrate a few millimeters, so if you have a far-infrared sauna, unless the temperature in the sauna is around 170 degrees F, it is unlikely you will be getting many benefits.
That said, near-infrared saunas have several additional benefits over other types of saunas, including far-infrared saunas. For starters, it penetrates your tissue more effectively than far-infrared because wavelengths under 900 nanometers (nm) in the near-infrared are not absorbed by water like the higher wavelengths in mid- and far-infrared, and thus can penetrate tissues more deeply.
When you look at the rainbow spectrum, the visible part of light ends in red. Infrared-A (near-infrared) is the beginning of the invisible light spectrum following red. This in turn is followed by infrared-B (mid-infrared) and infrared-C (far-infrared).
While they cannot be seen, the mid- and far-infrared range can be felt as heat. This does not apply to near-infrared, however, which has a wavelength between 700 and 1,400 nm. To learn more about this, see my interview with Dr. Alexander Wunsch, a world class expert on photobiology.
Near-Infrared Radiation Is Important for Optimal Health
My personal sauna preference is the near-infrared, as this range affects your health in a number of important ways,12 primarily through its interaction with chromophores in your body.
Chromophores are molecules that absorb light, found in your mitochondria and in water molecules. (To make sure the near-infrared rays can penetrate your skin, avoid wearing clothing when using a near-infrared sauna.)
In your mitochondria, there’s a specific light-absorbing molecule called cytochrome c oxidase (CCO), which is part of the mitochondrial electron transport chain and absorbs near-infrared light around 830 nm.
CCO is involved in the energy production within the mitochondria. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — cellular energy — is the end product. ATP is the fuel your cells need for all of their varied functions, including ion transport, synthesizing and metabolism.
Most people don’t realize that light is an important and necessary fuel just like food. When your bare skin is exposed to near-infrared light, CCO will increase ATP production.
Near-infrared light is also healing and repairing, and helps optimize many other biological functions. (Its absence in artificial light sources like LEDs and fluorescents is what makes these light sources do dangerous to your health.)
We now know that mitochondrial dysfunction is at the heart of most health problems and chronic diseases, including many signs of aging. For these reasons, I strongly recommend using a sauna that offers a full spectrum of infrared radiation, not just far-infrared.
Just keep in mind that most infrared saunas emit dangerous electromagnetic fields (EMFs), so look for one that emits low or no non-native EMFs. You need to look beyond their claim and measure them, as many state they have no EMF but have only addressed magnetic fields and still generate off the chart electric fields. Ultimately, you need to independently validate any claims, as some of the biggest names in the business are doing this.
All of that said, in her lecture, Patrick discusses the benefits of Waon Therapy or far-infrared dry sauna, which has been used in some studies. Far-infrared saunas typically have a max temperature of about 140 degrees F (60 degrees Celsius). Because it’s not as hot, the recommended duration is typically around 45 minutes, and the frequency is daily. Two studies looking at Waon Therapy for heart health include:
• A 2016 study13 that found Waon therapy was helpful for the management of chronic heart failure, improving endurance, heart size and overall status in hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure.
Patients used the far-infrared dry sauna, set at 140 degrees F., for 15 minutes a day for 10 days. Each session was followed by bed rest for 30 minutes, covered with a blanket.
• An earlier study,14 published in 2013, found Waon therapy improved myocardial perfusion in patients with chronically occluded coronary artery-related ischemia. Patients used the far-infrared dry sauna, set at 140 degrees F., for 15 minutes a day for three weeks. Each session was followed by bed rest for 30 minutes, covered with a blanket.
The best results were seen in patients with the highest summed stress score and summed difference score at baseline. The improvements were attributed to improved vascular endothelial function, and according to the authors, Waon therapy “could be a complementary and alternative tool in patients with severe coronary lesions not suitable for coronary intervention.”
How Your Body Responds to Heat
As mentioned, one of the reasons sauna bathing improves health has to do with the fact that it mimics the stress your body undergoes during exercise. While “stress” is typically perceived as a bad thing, intermittent stressors such as exercise and temporary heat stress actually produces beneficial physiological changes.
As explained by Patrick, once your core temperature reaches 102.2 degrees F. (39 degrees C), blood is redistributed away from your core toward the surface of your skin to facilitate sweating. You can easily get an inexpensive ear thermometer to measure and confirm that your temperature is reaching this level.
Your heart rate increases from about 60 beats per minute to about 150, equivalent to moderate intensity exercise, and your cardiac output increases by 60% to 70%. This process is the same whether your core temperature is raised by exercise or sitting still in a sauna.
As demonstrated in a June 2019 study,15,16 spending 25 relaxing minutes in a sauna has the same physical effects as bicycling on a stationary bike with a load of 100 watts for 25 minutes. Heart rate and blood pressure were found to be identical for both activities, with blood pressure and heart rate increasing during the sessions, followed by a drop below baseline levels afterward.
This prompted the researchers to conclude that “The acute heat exposure in the sauna is a burden comparable to moderate physical exercise,” and that “The sustained decrease in blood pressure after heat exposure suggests that the sauna bath will have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.”17
Sauna Bathing Improves Autonomic Nervous System Balance
Recent research18 has also demonstrated that sauna bathing helps modulate your autonomic nervous system, which governs your stress responses.19 To examine the acute effects of a sauna session, the researchers looked at the participants’ heart rate variability (HRV), which is an indicator of your body’s capacity to respond to stress.
Your autonomic nervous system has two branches: the parasympathetic branch (“rest and digest”) and the sympathetic branch (“fight or flight”). HRV is an indicator for how these two branches are functioning. Higher HRV means your body is better equipped to handle stress. As reported in the abstract:
“A total of 93 participants … with cardiovascular risk factors were exposed to a single sauna session (duration: 30 min; temperature: 73 °C; humidity: 10-20%) and data on HRV variables were collected before, during and after sauna.
Time and frequency-domain HRV variables were significantly modified by the single sauna session, with most of HRV variables tending to return near to baseline values after 30?min recovery. Resting HR [heart rate] was lower at the end of recovery (68/min) compared to pre-sauna (77/min).
A sauna session transiently diminished the vagal component, whereas the cooling down period after sauna decreased low frequency power and increased high frequency power in HRV, favorably modulating the autonomic nervous system balance.
This study demonstrates that a session of sauna bathing induces an increase in HR. During the cooling down period from sauna bathing, HRV increased which indicates the dominant role of parasympathetic activity and decreased sympathetic activity of cardiac autonomic nervous system.
Future randomized controlled studies are needed to show if HR and HRV changes underpins the long-term cardiovascular effects induced by regular sauna bathing.”
Sauna Bathing Improves Longevity
Seeing how sauna bathing protects and improves heart and vascular health and lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s, it’s no major surprise to find that it also increases longevity. In fact, it’s precisely what you’d expect.
The 2015 JAMA Internal Medicine study20 mentioned earlier in this article also looked at all-cause mortality, in addition to sudden cardiac death, fatal coronary heart disease and fatal CVD.
Sauna bathing four to seven times a week lowered all-cause mortality by 40% after taking into account confounding factors such as age, blood pressure, smoking and other variables, while two to three sessions per week lowered it by 24%.
As explained by Patrick, the life extending benefits of sauna bathing are related to the workings of heat shock proteins, which respond to stress (be it heat stress, exercise or fasting) by:
Protecting protein structures, i.e., maintaining their proper three-dimensional properties inside your cells, which is crucial for their proper function
Preventing protein aggregation (which is a hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s)
Slowing muscular atrophy
Heat shock proteins have also been shown to play an important role in human longevity. Patrick cites a 2010 study21 showing the heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) gene plays a functional role in human survival and life extension.
This makes sense considering Hsp70 is an anti-inflammatory protein involved in cellular maintenance and repair mechanisms. So, whether you have one copy, two copies or are a non-carrier can influence your longevity.
If you are not one of the lucky carriers of this allele, you can boost your survival range by taking regular saunas, as it increases your heat shock proteins regardless. According to Patrick, heat shock proteins stay elevated for up to 48 hours after you’ve finished your sauna.
Another way by which sauna bathing increases longevity (and health span) is by lowering systemic inflammation, which not only plays a significant role in the aging process but also underpins virtually all chronic diseases that ultimately take a toll on life span. Sauna use has also been shown to increase anti-inflammatory biomarkers, such as IL-10.22
In one 2018 study,23 people who reported more frequent sauna use had lower C-reactive protein levels, which is a blood marker for inflammation. Sauna frequency of use and mean C-reactive protein levels were as follows:
Once a week: 2.41 mmol/L
Two to three times a week: 2.00 mmol/L
Four to seven times a week: 1.65 mmol/L
A Sauna Can Be a Great Health Investment
As you can see, sauna bathing can go a long way toward improving your health and increasing your life span. Here, I’ve focused primarily on heart and cardiovascular health, but there are many other health benefits as well, including improved mood, pain reduction, increased metabolism, detoxification, skin rejuvenation, stress reduction and immune support, just to name a few.
All I’m going to put forth here is that I am continually receiving “items of interest for possible posting”. I’m grateful for those. However, I will remind all who do that, I will not be publishing most of those. And any that I might post would require my feeling a very strong resonance, within, to post.
As many know, my current primary mission is to assist and BE with my father, and to go through all of the business which is mine to “take care of”. That is where my attention is now, and that is where it will remain, until Higher Inner Guidance directs me otherwise.
When you are talking about the American industrialists working as trans-nationalist corporations, then you need to think about the idiots serving them?
The politicians and the militarists?
I watched this whole movie and the major part of the error is that it was not and is not “America” to blame.
The major part of the problem, then and now, is that “the US” is not America.
The US is a vicious collusion between “the” United States Municipal Government and the Territorial “United States of America” as put forth by The Declaration of Interdependence of the Governments in The United States (1937).
And they both belong to the Pope, because the Municipal Government is his responsibility directly, and “the” United States of America , Inc., is his indirectly via the Queen as Overseer.
All this is bogus BS to the extent that it tries to blame “America” for the sins of “the” US. and it is beyond high time that we all recognized the fact that these two things— “America” and “the US” are not synonymous.
And what the “US” has done in our name is not our doing, either.
As we crank down to the end of this movie, what we hear again and again is that “America” has done this and that these people — the criminals—- are “Americans”…. but in fact all these Bad Actors are NOT “Americans”.
They are all (1) British Territorial United States Citizens or (2) “citizens of the United States” (Municipal citizens) instead, and they have nothing to do with America or Americans.
That is, as useful as this film is for certain purposes, it is still missing the point, that these Bad Actors are not Americans now and never were. They are simply criminals engaged in criminal activity and they have nothing else to justify who or what they are.
I have told you bluntly that our bodies are like space suits. I have told you that you are not your body, any more than you are your name.
I have also told you, and the Bible has told you, that our space suits can be used as habitations by other kinds of entities that are not human.
Nothing that I have told you should come as any big surprise.
In addition to the fact that different entities can inhabit a body naturally from inception, the kind of entity that inhabits a body can change — as with “demonic possession” or so-called “walk-ins”.
The members of the primary Elder Races I have described for you came here and inhabited bodies— space suits, but not necessarily the same kind of space suit as ours. The humanoid body is a specific kind of space suit unto itself.
Thus the Homo sapiens that remain among us inhabit a slightly different kind of space suit–one with slightly different capacities, elongated skulls, larger frameworks, etc.
This is not particularly hard to understand nor to observe. If you consciousness is that of a dog and you are animated by a dog’s spirit, you need a dog’s body as your vehicle on Earth.
If I am an angel, I need a space suit that can accommodate angels. Not every Homo sapien sapien body can serve as a body for an angel, because the brain capacity and nerve circuitry gets overtaxed and fails.
Homo sapiens sapiens bodies are very limited and weak and of short duration compared to angelic bodies, so it’s not an exact or comfortable fit, and in some cases is not possible at all.
It’s easier for an angel to inhabit the bodies/space suits of the first generation Sons of Adam — Homo sapiens, but then, it is also easier for renegade angels and demons to inhabit Homo sapien bodies, too.
Why this information occasions so much cognitive dissonance is a mystery to me. Anyone who has read the Bible has cause to know it.
Have you ever wondered about the expression, “remove the scales from your eyes”?
It has a double meaning —- it refers first to our judgmental nature, our constant “Either/Or” framework of thinking that gets us into so much trouble, and secondly, it refers to the actual “scales” — as in reptile scales — that are an extra clear “eyelid” that is part of the reptilian humanoid anatomy.
Just wake up enough to focus on television interviews with senior politicians and military officers and bankers like Alan Greenspan. You can literally see these scales, sliding back and forth, depending on the light conditions. You don’t need to depend on me to report on what his right in front of your faces. Just look. Closely.
Those who are more directly descended from the reptilian lineages have an extra eyelid called a “scale” as in fish scale. It causes their eyes to reflect yellow in subdued light, like a cat’s eyes will reflect yellow at night. Normal Homo sapiens sapiens eyes don’t do this.
Now, these are just “facts of life” and they may seem as strange to you as the menstrual cycle, but they are nonetheless true and observable and you have to get past being clueless. If you aren’t playing with a full deck, you can’t win.
And what’s more important, you can’t understand. You can’t react appropriately.
Now, there are some people who are spooked because I speak of things they aren’t familiar with, and even about things they can’t see.
Can you see love? Can you see electricity? Can you see an idea? A radio wave? A photon?
Just because you can’t see or hear these things, they are nonetheless powerful and as real as anything you can hold in your hand. They are, in fact, of more importance than any physical attribute. And more enduring.
So we need to stop our single-minded focus on physical things and expand our awareness of what is unseen, and what we are simply not seeing for lack of focus, because the Battle of the End Times is not primarily physical in nature.
The Battle of the End Times takes place in our minds and hearts.
A new new GaiaPortal came out yesterday. All I can say about my own “relating” to this one, is that I felt something like that tonight when I was “Cosmic Dancing” in the falling snow. Magical. I love the snow. And I do sensee that we are currently each erupting in our own versions of the “Cosmic Dance”… however they may manifest.
The Agents of the Municipal Government (Pope) are planning another attack in Virginia, by which they hope to justify violence and seizure of our guns.
I am going to explain something that every member of the Armed Services and every veteran from every branch of service should understand.
When you enter the Service, you sign a contract. That contract obligates you to a tour of duty. During your tour, you stand under military law.
That is simple enough for anyone to understand and everyone who has been there knows what I am talking about.
Would it surprise you all to learn, that having placed yourself under that law, you remain under that law until you remove yourself from it again?
It used to be that you were automatically presumed to return to your lawful status as an American once you leave the Service, but that is no longer the case.
You have to declare your political status as an American and willfully “return” home to your natural jurisdiction on the land and soil of this country in order to stand under the law of this country—– and regain your Constitutional rights and guarantees.
It’s that simple.
The only way that the “Governor” of any Municipal “Commonwealth of Virginia” gets to mess with your guns, is if you are clueless and fail to declare your proper political status and allow him to “presume” that you are acting in the capacity of a “citizen of the United States”, instead of as an American.
Just like in the Service, a commanding officer can tell his troops to disarm.
That is what this “Commonwealth” Governor in Virginia is doing. He is ordering all his Municipal “citizens” to disarm themselves. They have to do so, because they signed up. They have a contract to obey him.
You, on the other hand, can exercise your exemption and stand under the original Constitutional Law of this country, called the “substantive law”.
So instead of giving the enemies of our country a chance to cause trouble, don’t go to any pro-gun rights rally in Virginia or anywhere else— exercise your exemption from gun-grabbing legislation directly and make it official.
There’s no reason to fight over something that you already have — your guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.
There’s just a need to declare who you are and which law you are standing under.
Welcome back to our long-running series with Benjamin Fulford. New year, a new decade, we catch up and discuss what happened in Iraq & Iran with the USA. We go over the need to bankrupt the US Corporation, which may happen at the end of January. We discuss the high-level meetings that are happening. Who are the factions, what is Benjamin’s involvement etc… Also, there is something happening in Antarctica?
Keep on seeking the truth, rally your friends and family and expose as much corruption as you can… every little bit helps add pressure on the powers that are no more.
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