A New Film Explores The Transcendental Meditation Movement

Have you heard of Transcendental Meditation (TM)? It’s one of the most popular forms of meditation and has been studied in depth by scientists over the years.

There are many other individual benefits to be gained for people who regularly practice TM. Three hundred ninety five peer reviewed studies show that TM improves physical and mental health and wellbeing. TM reduces the pathological and physiological results of chronic stress. Clinical trials and meta-analyses show reductions in: anxiety, high blood pressure, smoking, alcohol use, hardening of the arteries, insulin resistance, and a nearly 50% reduction in risk of heart attack, stroke or death.

TM was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1950’s. He began teaching TM around the world and given the results it was quickly popularized and studied. Due to its effectiveness, TM reached all around the world and is still used heavily today.

A New Film

Shadows of Paradise is one of the films premiering at the ILLUMINATE film festival. This film documents the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Movement with intimate access to two of TM’s leaders — iconic filmmaker David Lynch and dedicated disciple Bobby Roth. The film documents the movement’s metamorphosis following the death of founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Having grown up within TM, Director Sebastian Lange approaches his subject through an introspective lens, seeking to reconcile the present-day incarnation with the teachings and practices that have shaped his worldview.

Lynch has been creating awareness about TM for quite a while, and he’s done a lot of work to help more people recognize that this is not just some farce. During an event hosted by Lynch, he had Russel brand interview renowned physicist, Dr. John Hagelin, regarding TM and transformation from within. Russel started off with the question:

“why on Earth are you, a quantum physicist, even here on a night where we are talking about transcendental meditation?”

The first words to come out of Dr. Hagelin’s mouth were:

“That should be obvious, quantum physics has basically revealed the fundamental unity of life…..”

You can watch that full interview here.

“When a spiritual luminary dies, how do his adherents continue? Having himself grown up within the movement, Director Sebastian Lange approaches his subject through an introspective and essayistic lens, seeking to reconcile TM’s present-day incarnation with the teachings and practices that shaped his worldview. From star-studded galas hosted by Lynch’s Manhattan-based foundation to a perilous cliffside cave in Madhya Pradesh, the film accompanies Lange as he pursues personal spiritual meaning amidst TM’s transformative global growth.”

Be sure to check it out!

The ILLUMINATE film festival will be showcasing this film along with a number of other  great conscious films that explore what it means to be a human on the planet today. The festival helps to empower others to lead more peaceful, happier and more “enlightened” lives. The festival premiers films regarding mindful meditations to groundbreaking explorations of mind-body science.

“Illuminate films reminds us who we are by awakening the heart to embody love once more – for ourselves and each other.”

Their films and workshops explore the following themes:

The Human Journey: Self and Relationship

  • Self-love and self-acceptance
  • Unity consciousness and interconnectedness
  • Life purpose and possibility
  • Conscious relationship and family
  • Sexuality and intimacy (masculine and feminine presence, tantra)
  • Career, money, and abundance

Mind and Science

  • Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience and metaphysics
  • Intuitive arts
  • Dream psychology

Meditation, Spirituality and Practice

  • Spiritual practice (yoga, tai chi, qigong, etc.)
  • Healing techniques (EFT, Reiki, etc.)
  • Native American ceremony and shamanism

Body and Nutrition

  • Bodywork and therapy (massage, craniosacral, myofascial, acupuncture, chakra balancing, kinesiology)
  • Movement and dance (ecstatic dance, 5 rhythms, creative movement)
  • Culinary and detox (cleansing, plant-based diet, organic food movement)
  • Alternative medicine

Nature and Sustainability

  • Environment and ecology
  • Sustainable living
  • Herbalism

Arts and Creative Expression

  • Music and sound healing: kirtan, drumming, etc.
  • Collage and vision-boarding
  • Writing, journaling and spoken word
  • Visual arts: painting, photography

We will be down at the ILLUMINATE film festival this year and would love to see you there!

Notes from David Wilcock’s 5-20-17 talk, by Joan Wheaton

Once again, thx to Joan for her excellent notes. This set complements the (much shorter) list I placed here yesterday.

Joan’s FB page link

HIGHLIGHTS from my Notes – David Wilcock presented:

“FULL DISCLOSURE: THE DOWNFALL OF THE CABAL”, this afternoon, at ‘Contact in the Desert’, Joshua Tree, CA ?

Henry the Eighth was the first Cabal king.

The majority of the DOD is involved in a civil war right now. Films made under it’s influence are exposing the cabal.

A small saucer appeared on President Reagan’s desk, and tiny people came out of it! They told Reagan to stop nuclear weapons.

86% of Congress are members of MAMBLA [NAMBLA] (North American Man/Boy Love Association).

NRA white-hats created Bitcoin as an alternative to The Federal Reserve.

Snowden was the “face man” for many others behind the scenes in the NSA.

During a period when the Illuminati was trying to recruit David, they wanted him to portray Lucifer as a benevolent angel.

The people behind Trump are not Cabal. Trump is the “battering ram” that smashes the castle so everyone else can rush in.

David is hearing from insiders that Trump fired Comey because Comey supports Pizzagate.

We are co-creating all of this. You guys are my ground-crew. It is a battle that we are all in together. We are transforming what life is like on Earth.
– David

The cabal cannot win this. All we have to do is to not provide “loosh” (fear-energy) for them. The battlefield is your own mind and heart. Become a blessing. Become someone who creates good thoughts every second, not just during ‘Global Meditations’ and other isolated events.

Trolling is a drug addiction. Trolls get high off peoples reactions to their comments. This actually produces brain chemicals that are addictive. These trolls love to put people in categories, giving them ‘labels’ for their ‘files’.

The entire system can change due to the actions of just one person (one guy created Craigslist and virtually wiped out the mainstream classifieds, one person started The Drudge Report).

I love you because you ARE me. – David

…honoring yourself is honoring others…

Just because the big event didn’t happen in 2012 doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.

When you ascend, you’ll be given a golden light body and you can make it look however you want it to look.

The next few years will determine whether we get full disclosure. Will we be sheep, or will we share our truth?

I am up here praying that you love yourself, as that is what will change the world. ?

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EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed a safety rule aimed at ensuring that pesticides (which are linked to human health problems) are safely applied by adult agricultural workers. This, just days after 50 farm workers in California were sickened by pesticide poisoning. [1]

The Certification of Pesticide Applications safety rule had been scheduled to go into effect on March, 2017, but the EPA has proposed delaying it until May, 2018. The rule would require that workers be 18 years old to apply atrazine, chlorpyrifos, and other restricted-use pesticides for agricultural use. In addition, the rule would enforce other protections for workers applying pesticides out in the field.

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

The public was given less than a week to comment on the EPA’s proposed delay, which falls short of the 30 days federal agencies traditionally give for open comment periods, according to Colin O’Neil, the agriculture policy director at Environmental Working Group (EWG).

“In general, federal agencies normally hold open comment periods ranging from 30 to 60 days and in certain circumstances, when the issue is complex or the rule-making is complex, they extend it up to 180 days. It’s nearly unheard of, and very unprecedented, for agencies to have such short public comment periods.”

O’Neil’s fear: That the move sets a precedent for future public comment solicitations.

“This has an alarming tone for how the EPA under the Trump administration plans to solicit public comments and shows how the brazen disregard for the public’s input on issues important to parents, families, and kids’ health.”

The EPA says that “the agency has determined that a full 30-day comment period is impractical, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest.”

Pesticide Dangers – Atrazine and Chlorpyrifos

Atrazine is one of the most commonly-applied pesticide in the United States. It’s mainly applied to corn, and is a known hormone disruptor that is linked to decreased fetal development, and increased risk of miscarriage and abdominal defects. It is also a possible carcinogen, according to the Pesticide Action Network.

Chlorpyrifos is similar to atrazine, but is mainly applied to oranges, apples, and other fruits. It attacks the nervous system, and short-term exposure can cause weakness, nausea, and headaches. Exposure to the pesticide over longer periods can lead to neurodevelopmental issues, lower IQ among children, and can act as an endocrine disruptor.

The Obama administration mulled banning chlorpyrifos, but Trump’s EPA has rejected calls to ban it outright, citing a need to “provide regulation certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on chlorpyrifos.”

The Need for more Research and Safety Protocols

There is currently no minimum age to how old farmworkers must be to apply pesticides, and it’s a downright crime. Research has shown that children who live near pesticides applied to soy – including chlorpyrifos – suffer serious genetic damage. Chlorpyrifos has also been linked to brain disorders in children.

O’Neil said:

“For the first time, EPA was going to make sure that kids and youths are not applying restricted-use pesticides. We felt it was alarming and appalling that the Trump administration would put aside health and safety in further delaying this important rule aimed at protecting farmworkers and young Americans from dangerous pesticides.”

Restricted-use pesticides are defined by the EPA as those with the “potential to cause unreasonable adverse effects to the environment and injury to applicators or bystanders without added restrictions.” [2]

By law, anyone who applies restricted-use pesticides must complete safety training. The proposed rule would have required workers who use the pesticides to be re-trained every 5 years, as well as to “verify the identity of persons seeking certification.”

In early May, more than 50 farmworkers in Bakersfield, California, were sickened when a nearby mandarin orchard was sprayed with a chlorpyrifos-based pesticide. A dozen farmworkers sought medical attention, but the others left before medical personnel and local authorities arrived. Officials believe they may have left because they were undocumented workers. [1]

Jeannie Economos, the project coordinator for Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health at the Farmworker Association of Florida, said:

“We had farmworkers tell us outright that their contractors or their supervisors will tell them ‘if you complain, I’m going to turn you into immigration. Whether they would or they won’t isn’t the point, but it’s enough of an intimidation and threat to the farmworkers to not stand up for their rights.”

Sources:

[1] Think Progress

[2] Mother Jones

U.S. Geological Survey


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Power beyond mind control: Exit From The Matrix

Power beyond mind control: Exit From The Matrix

by Jon Rappoport

May 21, 2017

Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.

In any arena of life, and especially when it comes to the mind, perception, power, empathy, and so on, there is always a status quo. It’s merely the place where a person says, “Well, that’s enough. I’ll settle for what I have. I’ll stop here.”

Sooner or later, this leads to boredom, frustration, problems, and conflict. It leads to a decline.

Imagination, which knows no bounds, is the source for the most adventurous explorations. It can have great impact on the material world, of course, but one mustn’t therefore conclude it is composed of matter or energy. Imagination is non-material. To think otherwise winds you up in using some version of physics to depict imagination—and then you are imposing limits on it. This is an error. Imagination doesn’t obey any laws of physics.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Imagination creates new realities.

You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can steer that boat anywhere you want to.

The lowest common denominator of consensus signals an absence of imagination: everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and then that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.

Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.

There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.

The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy.

When we re-learn to live through and by imagination, we enter and invent new space and time.

With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.

Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.

The human race is obsessed by the question: what exists? It appears to be a far easier question than: what do you want to create? This comparison explains why civilizations decline.

Imagination is a path. Walking on that path long enough, you find answers to all the questions you’ve ever asked, as an incidental side effect of the journey. You also find power that most people only dream of.

My second collection, Exit From The Matrix, contains dozens of imagination exercises I’ve developed over the past 20 years. Their purpose is to expand the core of your potential.


exit from the matrix


Here are the contents of Exit From The Matrix:

First, my audio presentations:

* INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THE MATERIALS IN EXIT FROM THE MATRIX

* EXIT FROM THE MATRIX

* 50 IMAGINATION EXERCISES

* FURTHER IMAGINATION EXERCISES

* ANESTHESIA, BOREDOM, EXCITEMENT, ECSTASY

* ANCIENT TIBET AND THE UNIVERSE AS A PRODUCT OF MIND

* YOU THE INVENTOR, MINDSET, AND FREEDOM FROM “THE EXISTENCE PROGRAM”

* PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS AND EXERCISES

* CHILDREN AND IMAGINATION

* THE CREATIVE LIFE AND THE MATRIX/IMAGINATION

* PICTURES OF REALITY AND ESCAPE VELOCITY FROM THE MATRIX

* THIS WOULD BE A VERY DIFFERENT FUTURE

* MODERN ZEN

* THE GREAT PASSIONS AND THE GREAT ANDROIDS

Then you will receive the following audio seminars I have previously done:

* Mind Control, Mind Freedom

* The Transformations

* Desire, Manifestation and Fulfillment

* Altered States, Consciousness, and Magic

* Beyond Structures

* The Mystery and Magic of Dialogue

* The Voyage of Merlin

* Modern Alchemy and Imagination

* Imagination and Spiritual Enlightenment

* Dissolving Stress

* The Paranormal Project

* Zen Painting for Everyone Now

* Past Lives, Archetypes, and Hidden Sources of Human Energy

* Expression of Self

* Imagination Exercises for a Lifetime

* Old Planet, New Planet, New Mind

* The Era of Magic Returns

* Your Power Revealed

* Universes Without End

* Relationships

* Building a Business for Success

I have included an additional bonus section:

* My book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (pdf document)

* My book, The Ownership of All Life (pdf document)

* A long excerpt from my briefly published book, Full Power (pdf document)

* My 24 articles in the series, “Coaching the Coaches” (pdf document)

And these audio seminars:

* The Role of Medical Drugs in Human Illness

* Longevity One: The Mind-Body Connection

* Longevity Two: The Nutritional Factors

(All the audio presentations are mp3 files and the documents and books are pdf files. You download the files upon purchase. There is no physical ship.)

What has been called The Matrix is a series of layers. These layers compose what we call Reality. Reality is not merely the consensus people accept in their daily lives. It is also a personal and individual conception of limits. It is a perception that these limits are somehow built into existence. But this is not true.

What I’ve done here is remove the lid on those perceived limits. This isn’t an intellectual undertaking. It’s a way to open up space and step on to a new road, with new power.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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Getting a Second Opinion About Health Issues Could Save Your Life

You shouldn’t take one doctor’s word for it when they diagnosis an illness, as 88% of patients who seek a second opinion receive a new or revised diagnosis. Another 21% of patients receive a “distinctly different” diagnosis, meaning the first doctor’s diagnosis wasn’t even in the ballpark, a recent study says. [1]

Doctors confirm diagnoses in just 12% of cases, according to researchers, who detail their findings in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Receiving a second opinion could be vital for patients to receive accurate and timely treatment of what ails them, and prevent unnecessary treatments.

Related: 1 in 5 Children are Improperly Diagnosed with ADHD

In a statement, lead researcher James Naessens, Sc.D., a health care policy researcher at Mayo Clinic, says:

“Knowing that more than 1 out of every 5 referral patients may be completely [and] incorrectly diagnosed is troubling — not only because of the safety risks for these patients prior to correct diagnosis, but also because of the patients we assume are not being referred at all.”

Sometimes, it may even be important to seek a third opinion, according to Dr. David Agus.

“Obviously you want to get the right diagnosis so you can have the right treatment and there’s no way to treat effectively unless you know what you’re up against.”

Good Intentions, Bad Diagnosis

For the study, physicians at the Mayo Clinic looked at the medical records of 286 patients who visited a primary healthcare provider between 2009 and 2010. Each patient sought a second opinion, either because they were urged to do so, or they took the initiative on their own. [2]

  • Just 12% of the patients were given the same diagnosis after seeking a second opinion
  • 66% of patients had a slightly altered diagnosis
  • Approximately 1/5 received a completely different diagnosis from the original.
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Read: Study Suggests Patients may be Able to Predict Illness Better than Doctors

If you’ve ever visited a diagnostic site like WebMD, then you probably already know that symptoms almost never apply to only 1 condition. There are thousands of diseases and only hundreds of symptoms, and the symptoms of different diseases often mimic each other.

For example, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer share many of the same symptoms. Similarly, many people miss the signs of a heart attack because the symptoms can be similar to a stomach virus.

Previous research shows that diagnostic errors “contribute to approximately 10% of patient deaths” and “account for 6-17% of adverse events in hospitals.” [3]

Mark L. Graber, a senior fellow at the research institute RTI International and founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, says:

“Doctors are humans, and they make the same cognitive mistakes we all make. If you are given a serious diagnosis, or you’re not responding the way you should [to medication], a second opinion is a very good idea. Fresh eyes catch mistakes.”

Sources:

[1] CBS News

[2] Quartz

[3] The Washington Post


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Noam Chomsky’s 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine Summarized In An Incredible Animation

Corporations are more than willing to pay a lot of money to control the voice of the media, and news stations happily oblige because their pockets are being filled. It’s not just corporations that take advantage of mass media, whether that be through ads or literally manipulating and fabricating “news,” but the government does it too.

To make matters worse, if news anchors or people within the system try to change the narrative, they’re scrutinized or lose credibility because they’re called conspiracy theorists. Ever wonder where the word conspiracy came from?

The term “conspiracy theory” was actually created by CIA “media assets,” as evidenced in the design laid out by Document 1035-960 Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report, a report issued in early 1967 to Agency bureaus all over the world. The government strategically introduced that term in order to cast doubt upon the public and influence the narrative.

So, if someone refers to you as a conspiracy theorist, take it as a compliment, because that likely means that you have a greater understanding of how the world works. As Jason Hairston said, “Being considered ‘crazy’ by those who are still heavily culturally conditioned is a compliment.”

The good news is that more and more people are slowly starting to understand the lies that the media feeds us. Someone who is infamous for his work that exposed this very subject is Noam Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist.

Chomsky’s Propaganda Model: The Five Filters

Noam Chomsky is well known for his illustration of the “Propaganda Model.” Chomsky’s model includes five filters that expose how the media is controlled and completely infiltrated by corporations, governments, and the elite. The first filter is Size, Ownership, and Profit Orientation of the Mass Media. Mainstream media is essentially owned by corporations and the government, because those are the very agents who fund them. Any favourable studies, studies or information that the government or corporations want the public to know (or don’t want them to know) either ends up being aired or buried as a result.

The second filter is Advertising License to do Business. Mass media isn’t interested in attracting viewers to educate them, but rather to sell them on something. They’re more interested in engaging an audience with higher buying power than actually making a difference through education and information. Chomsky provides an excellent example, explaining:

“CBS proudly tells its shareholders that while it “continuously seeks to maximize audience delivery,” it has developed a new “sales tool” with which it approaches advertisers: “Client Audience Profile, or CAP, will help advertisers optimize the effectiveness of their network television schedules by evaluating audience segments in proportion to usage levels of advertisers’ products and services.” In short, the mass media are interested in attracting audiences with buying power, not audiences per se.”

The third filter is Sourcing Mass-Media News. Whatever is aired on mass media needs to be 100% credible, meaning it’s viewers need to completely trust what’s being aired, without the need of them using their critical thinking skills. Since the majority of the public trusts the government and mass corporations, AKA the propaganda machines, most of the “news worthy” content comes from them. Plus, whatever’s aired needs to be approved by corporations or the government and/or mass media must avoid airing anything that would offend their contributors and funders.

The fourth filter is Flak and the Enforcers. “Flak” refers to negative responses to a media statement or program aired on the network. Perhaps the most influential producers of flak are corporations and the government. Corporations have created large scale organizations whose sole purpose is to produce flak. The government is also a large producer of flak, as it constantly corrects or threatens the media based on their interests.

The final filter is Anticommunism as a Control Mechanism. Everything at home seems to be a lesser evil if there’s something on the news that seems much worse (fake terrorist attacks, false enemies, and/or “radical” states). Anything that sounds too left can also be dismissed if it sounds too much like “communism.” By creating an extremely anti-communist state, the elite will never have to worry about losing control over society because their wealth and power remains safe and sound.

The Animation that Exposes the Truth About Mass Media

In the following video, Amy Goodman narrates a piece for Al Jazeera based on Noam Chomsky’s book “Manufacturing Consent.” The illustration perfectly depicts the reality of mass media and the control corporations and the government exercise over mainstream news.

The good news is that we can change this reality if we collectively work to educate the masses. Let’s redefine mainstream news by encouraging people to inform themselves, spread knowledge and make a real, educated difference in the world!