Posts in : 2014 April
Finally last Wednesday, advocates for the anti-fluoridation cause recieved this great news,after months of regular visits to City Council all these meetings had another result than usual. After five decades, Dallas will be stopping this practice that had been implemented to counter tooth decay, a practice that proven to be inefficient and to cause more harm than good. Economic factors, rather than public health concerns may, or may not have played the primary role. Fluoridation opposers claimed that Dallas could save an estimate $1 million a year that is spent on the industrial chemical. Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane said: (more…)
Excerpt from “What Are You Eating” by Sunny Lyons
Part I – Processed Food
During World War II, as women joined the workforce, the perception was that their available time for cooking would be greatly reduced. In response, food manufacturers sought methods to provide more convenient food at a low price. Presuming that everyone would quickly adopt to the newly invented convenience foods, manufacturers did not bother to hide the added synthetically made food additives and the convenience food industry flooded grocery stores with their new processed food products.
Unfortunately, the good intentions that characterized the processed food industry during these early days have now de-evolved to finding ways to cheaply process food and manipulate buyers, regardless of the detrimental affects on the health of the consumers. These days, foods have become so industrially processed that in many cases, processed food could be easily labeled as “edible food-like substances” – a synthetic man-made product – rather than actual nourishing food.
Research on the evolutionary process of humans and their nutritional requirements point to the clear fact that while our nutrition has radically changed since Paleolithic times (750,000 – 15,000 BC), our biology really hasn’t.
What is processed food?
Processed foods are easy to recognise – they’re nearly always in a package. Processed food is made from real food that has been put through devitalizing chemical processes and is infused with additives and preservatives.
Today, more than three quarters of supermarket shelves are stocked with packaged and processed foods. These boxed, canned, bagged, wrapped, sacheted and frozen concoctions, in most cases only require hydrating, boiling or microwaving to become edible. (more…)
posted in Transformation
by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa
Dakini is the wisdom or emptiness aspect of enlightenment. It does not refer only to the feminine forms. It is the wisdom that eliminates he five poisons caused by the ego, such as desires, anger, ignorance, pride and doubt. Everyone, male and female has this aspect of enlightenment. The skilful method is represented by the male energy, which is the other aspect of enlightenment. Wisdom or emptiness and compassion or skilful methods are the two aspects of enlightenment.
Rather than looking at the enlightened female practitioners as female in forms, we need to appreciate them in the more profound sense. They represent the fully developed state of wisdom.
From the cultural or traditional point of view, in the past and today in remote parts of the world the external conditions have been very difficult for female practitioners to practice and to attain enlightenment. Therefore, it is very important to highlight the importance of female through the spiritual expression.
None the less, it should never be misunderstood that Dakini only refers to female population and completely excludes the male population. The principle of Dakini cannot be fully developed with the support of Daka or Yidam, sometimes understood as masculine energy. Similarly the masculine energy or the Daka, cannot be fully activated without the support of Dakini or feminine energy.
In conclusion, it is a great mistake to treat Dakini as a female in human form, as Dakini truly refers to the wisdom or emptiness aspect of enlightenment. Therefore in instances where the female population is not or less respected, the principle of Dakini needs to be highlighted, otherwise one is advised not to fanatically differentiate the male and female energies, as both are needed badly to be developed in order to attain perfect enlightenment.
by Birju Pandya
More and more today, we see people and organizations taking on big problems with the noble goal of “changing the world.” We hear the same opportunities:
We just need to put the right system in place…
We just need the right incentives…
We just need the right NGO’s on the ground…
All of this makes sense and seems true, but within every ‘successful’ system or incentive, we also see the shadowy side. Recently microfinance, popularized by the great pioneer Muhammad Yunus, has been tarnished as part of this ‘change the world’ paradigm. The common thread in changing the world is that much of it seems to come from the same place — the most important thing is to change the world, not to change ourselves.Nobel prize winner
So an alternative thesis for us: What if real change came not from attacking a global problem directly, but by focusing first on changing ourselves internally? Specifically, I mean cultivating ‘other-orientation’ (as opposed to ‘self-orientation’) and deep connection to people and the planet as a precursor to any outward activity. (more…)
There’s been a lot of talk about this in the last few weeks and it’s appeared on almost all the “urban myths” sites.
Well, I’m sorry to say – here’s the European patent that clearly states the host used can be e-coli.
As it’s used to sweeten most diet sodas, please investigate the background of Aspartame or Nutra-Sweet and learn how e-coli shit got into the food chain.
If this doesn’t alert the sheeple to the attitudes of those that are making their decisions for them – nothing will!
LEAVE ALL SODA ALONE! LOVE SUNNY X (more…)
posted in The Dream World
Have you ever been in a situation where your “gut feeling” told you one thing, but your rational mind said another?
By Elizabeth Renter
Rational or Intuitive Mind
If you went with your brain rather than your intuition, there’s a good chance you ended up regretting your decision. Your intuition is the subconscious leader that many people fail to give proper respect to. But learning to listen to this internal compass could help you make better decisions and live a more fulfilling life.
“I define intuition as the subtle knowing without ever having any idea why you know it,” explains Sophy Burnham, bestselling author of The Art of Intuition, to The Huffington Post. “It’s different from thinking, it’s different from logic or analysis … It’s a knowing without knowing.”
It’s unconscious reasoning, the guidance that compels you to turn left when all signs may be pointing right. It’s often the whisper inside that can lead you to the best results possible, if you will just learn to let go and give it a chance. (more…)