ƒ*#$&*#wtf$$ – the MonsantoMafia suing Vermont for law to label GMOs in a continued battle of corporate vs. human – Nourished Warrior Wellness: EMPOWER

well it’s official, Corporations now have more rights than Humans do. ( maybe that’s been official for some time but this new kickinthepants against the campaign to label GMO’s is one toke over the line sweet jesus.

Just when i’d finished marching against them and was feeling a tiny smidge confident about the cresting-wave-collective action that is taking place across the globe, The Monsanto Mafia pulled out a (cancerridden,filthydirty) ace from its genetically modified ass – and is filing suit against the state of Vermont. The GMA ( grocery manufacturers association –  which reads like a who’s who of corporate criminality includes Monsanto, Dow, General Mills etc. )  filed suit in U.S. Court in the State of Vermont to pre-empt Vermont’s H.112 ( read it here ) a law requiring mandatory labeling of foods sold@ retail containing genetically modified organisms ( the law also prohibits food companies from labeling GMO foods as “natural” or “all natural.” )

The huge achievement for grassroots social justice that came to fruition on May 8th, with Vermont whilst defying threats of legal action, passed the US’s inaugural law requiring mandatory labeling of GMOS is now under threat by the World’s largest supplier of genetically modified organsims ( and the billion dollar backers- spending and threatening and lobbying endlessly – to keep you in the dark. )

Up until then Monsanto and the GMA had been successful in their attempts to block GMO labeling legislation in 30+ states.  Just to put some perspective to it ( for the peeps who need to see hard numbers attached to gauge impact ) The cost to run their anti-right-to-know, anti-life, lobbying and advertising barrage cost around $100 million from 2012 until 2014, ( otherwise known to them as pocket-change )  & according to several sources 12 of that $million went to laundered donations to I-522 ( The Washington State GMO labeling ballot initiative ) All of the filthy money that funds this ridiculous and at once, horrific corruption comes from the giants who compose the GMA. ( and very likely put food on your table daily )

So until now this stronghold’s been enforced as such, this cash-saturated battle against humanity has been waged and won across the country of America, now that Vermont has passed their law with Oregon following in November – the balance is shifting- but it needs to shift more. 60+ countries have banned GMO’s- is North America really so hog-tied and enslaved? Beyond the righttoknow, transparency and ethics issue of labeling, peeps really ought be concerned when a multi-billion dollar corporate lobbying group sues to overturn a state’s hard-won-right to govern for the health and safety of its people.
This is an important time we are now in, that will literally set precedence for the rest of the United States ( and inevitably the rest of the GMO-ridden world ) The GMA is currently also pushing a bill in congress that would pre-empt all states from passing GMO labeling laws; There are 25 other states currently holding bills with similar labeling laws and you can be pretty certain that many of them, especially the ones who are already one-foot-in- and- one foot out the door- with clauses in their bills that are contingent entirely on whether other states also pass the laws- will drop that shit like it’s hot.

Whilst i read that Vermont took extended pre cautions in putting the bill together that would protect them from this inevitable legal action, ensuring that if taken to court the bill would stand- stranger things have happened when there are corporate dollars and shareholders profit-margins involved. So whether this suit will stand and abolish the good that’s been done, or whether this is an intimidation tactic aimed at fucking with the heads of state holding yet-passed bills around the country, into fearsome retraction, all around  it would be wise to think if Vermont beats it- that the rest of the country ( and hopefully Canada ) will be on its way to making it mandate to label ( and eventually, prayerfully abolish ) GMO’s. Those at the helm of the GMO death machine really hate the idea of labeling as it forces them to not only take on the massively high
cost of reprinting what’s likely to be nearly all products in a line depending on the brand – expand that across hundreds if not thousands of brands and product lines. To get an idea of what this would cost from a packaging perspective alone, for one single SKU – say like a bag of frozen corn- redesign alone could be in the thousands if they employ an agency for their marketing needs.
Multiply that by the 300 corporations within the GMA and all their architectures and products. Not to mention the reality That they will be required to divulge all their dirty secret poisons now hidden in your food. Pick up any label at the grocery store and there is already cause enough for concern around the chemicals, carcinogens and heavily toxic shit that is already on display for all to see, I can only imagine what the unveiling might look like should it become a mandatory duty of corporations, now duping you with claims of all natural and deliberately doing harm via other ingredients.  So while this labeling law is not really a realist’s or idealists answer to the issues facing humanity and its food systems, it is a small step towards awakening, it’s a win for truth and it will effectively put the purchasing power into the hands of an informed consumer. 

I published this piece and returned hours later to add an important point I left out – the reality of most of middle class North America.
The economic status of the 99%
Is as such that labeled or not most cannot afford to eat clean- meaning consciously, organically, outside the failed food paradigm.Despite having the most billionaires per capital, the US is a country where poverty levels are ever rising and the luxury of being mindful of what is in the food, becomes secondary to actually having food on the table. Families: in more debt than ever and tethered by so much that even if you flat out told an average american they were feeding their family genetically modified meals they might very well be inclined to say fck it for fear of not making the mortgage otherwise. an orchestrated reality and vicious cycle with no forseeable overnight remedy.
as a counterpoint to the campaign to label – i pose the question would an average blue collared american living paycheque to paycheque be better or worse in the short term, for having the knowledge that their food was genetically modified shit?
would it be just another burden atop already weighted shoulders?
would it cause an onslaught of lawsuits of its own once peeps discover the health impact of GMOS?
would it overwhelm the already flailing healthcare system?
Deliver an influx of revenue to big pharma by way of peeps, who barely now holding by a thread – to meltdown and in turn become part of the Prozac-Ed masses?
or would it be a welcome veritas, opening eyes and challenging us all to do better? to fight harder? to re-direct billions from a poisonous food system and see revolutions and evolutions in how humanity eats?
will people wisen and rise up to reclaim their rights to live well?
Questions I can’t answer, however feel the need to ask. This issue of labeling GMOS is really such a small piece of such a monstrous puzzle with pieces constantly morphing in size…
My vote is always for truth.
For awareness.
For freedom and justice and the right to information that is intrinsically already theirs-in a system based on buying..
But it serves to be said without education around all of what we face, without understanding of the magnitude of the scheme,
Without proactive, conscious choices we are complicit in our ultimate destruction.

While this crazy battle for control over what goes knowingly into your body is all taking place under the bane of the great land of the free- it effects the entire world –  your Right-to-Know is a legal principle,  your health & wellbeing, the future of your children, grandchildren, the food chain as a whole- all vital to protect. So while a lawsuit which doesn’t receive much mainstream media attention may not seem like something incredibly important to put your energy, intention and support behind- this is so much bigger, it’s about people vs. profits, corporate vs. human, your life.  = weighty stakes.

In other words, these battles between multi-billion corporations versus consumer health and rights belong to all of us.

the real solution for a life-sustaining, functional food system  goes beyond the obvious act of corporations implementing a cradle-to-cradle ethos in their product lifecycles… to actually shifting the fundamentals upon which our beliefs are built. To retrace the steps of the ancients, our distant ancestors, people in far off countries with no clue what a GMO is or why it would be in their food- and make a return to living from the land, in harmony with it vs. in a mode of constant violent rape and destruction, learning how to sustainably utilize natural resources and rebuild the ecosystems and environments destroyed over hundreds of years of useless industrialization and excess that some call progress, honouring the earth for what it provides- which at heart, is every single thing we need to thrive.

i will as a prologue offer ideas and resources for this. in the meantime- please use the power you do have, use what you have in your arsenal to ensure a better life for future generations, make the small steps that are large in impact and importantly- learn the practice of forgiveness and compassion, for all people. This is the only true freedom we have in this life.

In all of this, you have the power to shift the balance. Here is how to get empowered:

activism, education, avoidance, 

quick ways to add your voice:

blog, reblog, share, tweet, fb, whatever social media suits your fancy- about these issues. Share the infographics and the lists and the reasons why. Speak the fuck up, tell whomever will listen- The more peeps get in the faces of big corporate, the more they will begin to actually see us, recognize the humanity that they are striving to destroy. Use social media as the incredible force that it is to make positive change- its being done all over the world. Every brand has a facebook page, a twitter account, write on their timelines, tweet @them and ask them tough questions, ask them to stop the destruction. It may be like talking to a wall – however every brand has a brand image to protect that is massively valuable to them and with the transparency that social media forces- there is nowhere to hide, they cant choose to just ‘leave you off the labels’ that are their pages. You can effect change.

The Organic Consumers Association rallied 500k to help Oregon pass their GMO labeling initiative, and are currently vying to raise for Vermont as well as intensifying their efforts of grassroots lobbying and marketplace pressure to defeat Big Business in the eyes of public opinion. You can use your dollars in defense here: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=11046

visit the Sum of Us initiative and petition against this:

http://action.sumofus.org/a/monsanto-sues-vermonts/6/?sub=mtl

 educating yourself is vital, wtf is the point if you are not in the know?

it is only with awareness that we can get educated in the art of avoidance.

please read:

Nourished Warrior Wellness: a comprehensive intro guide to clean fuel & detoxing your life

wtfu#WTFU (wakethefuckup) Warrior Wellness: EMPOWER: ten truths you need to know

series for an evolving and expanse look at the reality of the world we live in, what we are actually up against.

vol. 1 TOXINtruth

vol.2 TETHERtruth

 

Learn the language of the enemy: know how to spot GMO’s  

 saynotogmo

For years i worked to empower ethical business through promoting the positive purchase, instigating you into harnessing your collective consumer buying power – precisely what i would advocate now, it’s the most powerful weapon in your arsenal.

Boycotting the brands:

of the Parent companies /any brands part of the Monsanto Mafia  ) is a feat not always easy, nor without complexity as every day it seems an organic brand is gobbled up by big business- keep that in mind while either printing out these infographics or saving them on your smartphone

for a list of the ‘terrible twenty’ members of the GMA- visit: http://www.theboycottlist.org/

NO-monsanto

Choosing to buy from small businesses and independent and organic brands. Organic doesn’t always mean organic, nor does it mean GMO free, nor does it mean independently owned, sustainably produced, ethical or without an evil parent puppeteering its supposed healthy strings- However you look at it, Big Business is lurking in your cereal. Weed him out.

which corporations own your organic brands?

 

most sugar substitutes are chemical cocktails + GMO’s, Monsanto invented the cancer-causing saccaharin back in the day, which has now evolved into so many other names- all as sweetly evil:

toxintruth_sugar

 

lastly, if you need a refresher on the deeds that define Monsanto:

monsanto's crimes against humanity- a dirty dozen

Nourished Warrior Wellness: EMPOWER: 10 truths that you need to know – WTFU vol. 2~ TETHERtruth

warriorwelnneswtfuWTFU aint what the fuck, but wake the fuck – up. it’s a harsh acronym perhaps, but the intention behind it is relative to the importance of the call to action.

…in case you missed my intro, here’s a precised recap:

there’s alot of misinformation, disinformation and saturation of useless information in the world we live in. My purpose with the #WTFU series is to unveil that which is unseen, hidden, spoken only under the breath, ignored or straight up accepted – from toxins to control- pulling back the proverbial curtain that keeps the masses asleep.

2012 and the massive energy shift therein saw a quickening that empowered so many more people to begin the awakening process, so much truth unveiled ( and often times quickly veiled over again by mainstream media or discredited by those whom want to keep the masses under their programmed spell. The reality however is that humans, blessed, wonderful, amazing creatures that we are- are meant to evolve. Our destiny is mapped out in the cosmos before we are born and henceforth long after we leave this earthly incarnation ) We certainly aren’t meant to live superficial lives in fearsome apprehension to dive into the deep end of our consciousness… resting in oblivion on material gains, striving for empty existence shrouded by shit that makes no difference.
You can strive for money and you can buy yourself a temporary belief that standing on your stacks will get you higher up any ladder to the top, but those who follow a conscious path of course know that ascension can’t be charged on no platinum visa.

in reality there are thousands of tiny truths that bring happy daily a-ha moments, and there are massive truths that are often indigestible given what we are, in essence, ‘programmed’ to believe. The point in short is, that this life in this time, is a miraculous, exciting and powerful opportunity… There are more of us than ever before- answering the call to WTFU and making it their dharma to assist others in the journey to awaken.

And to all of you, you know who you are- bless your journey. Please continue. To new discoverers on the path to understanding, Please remember the importance of balance in the quest to consciousness- its power is invaluable to you as you wake up out of complacency for opening the eyes for the first time can be blinding without the shade of balance. Balance is the secret of universal harmony. balance is key. This may be an obvious statement- especially relevant in modern life where its a struggle to survive and pull in the revenue you need to cover your nut- no matter how big or small your nuts are, balance is the only thing that will provide depth and meaning, enrich a life spent working.
At the centre of every system of order, every measure of success in relationships, everything in the natural world requires a centrepoint built on fortitude and wise and economical distribution. Ying, Yang, Creation, Destruction, Light, Dark, Hot + Cold = warm… and all life thrives in warmth- from bacteria to humanity- humans thrive when they meet warmth… allow it to flourish in their lives. The concept of balance can apply to personal life vs. work in the world, to finding your core on the yoga mat and mastering that arm balance, to learning the lesson of moderation when indulging in the deliciousness of life. Food, Substances, Technology, Sex…Too much makes you sick, too little and you starve. It’s that point where you meet a sense of satisfaction where your awareness ought spark pause on consumption. this particular lesson of balance applies to those on the conscious path …for in knowing how much truth you can handle, when seeking out what’s behind and underneath the surface-finding balance is vital.

And all said thus far- your best bet is to get educated in the art of avoidance. And further to that- grant yourself the gift of keen sight as not to miss the opportunities appearing every day…

” The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. “
Sun Tzu- The Art of War

‘Enemy’- i choose that word carefully and for emphasis – knowing that the truth is – often our only real enemies are ourselves as we are by nature, equipped with the capacity to be unconditionally victorious against any enemy… ) Every day the ‘enemy’ reveals itself to those who open their eyes to see the revealing. Those who are at a certain point in their awakening will realize that once you’ve cracked open the box to allow the light to flood in- the dark is illuminated, thus the enemy – has no place to hide.

Part two in our ten truths series starts here:

#2 tetherTRUTH:

teth•er ~ the utmost length to which one can go in action; the utmost extent or limit of ability or resources.


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#2- #TETHERtruth: we are willingly yet unwittingly, being controlled.

The distorted version of reality that we are living in is a programmed falsity that is oppressing us often without our direct knowledge.

preface:

This truth is one that is a bit slippery- i have never been the kind of writer who edits themselves or whom even thinks of what to say before the words come out- every thing i write is almost always a stream of consciousness seeming channeled from elsewhere- this however will need to be the exception. I will be avoiding use of particular words, names and terms particularly throughout the paragraphs on media and mind control for protection of what it is i am seeking to do with this blog at an overall.

Having said that- i will offer the basis for this tethering truth- i make no proclamations one way or another, no devotion to any particular path and certainly no advocacy for any anti- anything.. I am a believer in truth art and love as a means to my own end, that end- is always peace… so i put it to you as a human of this earth to dig and to seek to find your own path to this truth.

I will not speak directly, nor will i divulge any name, label or entity responsible for this mass vy for control- but off the top- just know, it is a deeply intricate matrix of interconnected efforts to repress what you, me, we… already know; to confuse and divert you from what is encoded in your DNA as a human. What we have been put on this earth to do, is in part – to reignite the wisdom within, to power forth through endless obstacles, and in this battle for our lives we need armor, we need an arsenal, the greatest weapon that an individual can have- is a conscious understanding of its opponent in the ever-changing war for one’s freedom.
I bow – in lakesh to the others who are out there sharing this wisdom and empowerment, striving to unleash humanity from the grips of toxic truths and repressive wills of ‘others’ whom come not from a place of light and love but from a darkness with calculated aim.

Prior to deep diving into this particular truth it serves to be said that there are infact countless ways by which we are controlled, influenced and dominated and tethered on a daily basis, from our food to our news to our health- it’s an interconnected web of motive, a massive onion that once peeled will continue to reveal itself layer upon layer. Control is such a widespread phenomenon that it literally can be traced to nearly every aspect of human life. Of course this is nothing new, control itself is a force of power that has been sought after since the dawn of humanity and its evolution has only seen it proliferate further and further – like urban sprawl into the far reaching edges of the landscape of our lives. Safe to say that what ought be obvious in terms of control has been obviously omitted from this installment of #WTFU– those certain truths that are engrained into us; such as the reality that religion and government seek to control us through systems of belief, they do so quite effectively taxing us at almost every level of life from economic to spiritual. The culture we live in, in the western world is one cultivated upon desire and greed- power hungry, money hungry and just plain hungry hoardes make up our city-scapes, and for the most part we exist in manifested boxes with small portions of liberty over our lives. We exist in many cases primarily to fuel the agendas of the elite and those who we unwittingly give our power to regularly. We hand over freedom as simply as if it were a paid transaction – which in many ways- it is. The economy of the western world has been built around the concept of currencies-Monetary, Belief and Power currencies- and most, spend the entirety of their lives toiling just to amass a substantial amount of any of those three.

Within that never-ending toil to acquire currency you never really own nor control- that is the reality of control…My belief has always been that in this life the only things we do control are our actions and our reactions- and as such i believe that whomever is behind the neverending vy to control you is also keenly aware of this and as such, they cultivate ways in which to remotely access both action and reaction- whether it’s through manipulation of perception and cultivation of false belief… aka: the influencing one’s emotions to motivate one to a motive. The programming itself is to inspire reaction and consequent action…The only liberties you truly own. The truth is the choice is yours, to educate yourself in the art of avoidance, to open your eyes to what’s true, to act with kindness over anger, to work to manifest the qualities within that will protect you from becoming a slave to your own (re)actions.

connecting TOXINtruth with TETHERtruth:

WTFU vol.1 #toxintruth made clear the harsh reality of our systematic poisoning through air, water, food, people and pretty much everything around us- and while i offered a list of the top toxic offenders – the real truth is that list keeps growing moment to moment. While the 10 truths are stand-alone realities, they, much like all else in existence are inextricably connected… The toxins that suppress us are tools – tools to meet agendas- both economical otherwise, all nevertheless dominating… To illustrate this connection- take Fluoride. The very first mention in my array of top toxins was Fluoride, Its presence as a poison does not necessarily upstage its presence as a control mechanism. Indeed, Fluoride is a blinding control mechanism;
one of the most viable and easily executable forms of control alive today- aside from imprisonment. ( although it could be argued most definitely as a prison in its own right )
Since WW2 when the leader of the Third Reich hatched a dastardly plan to seize dominance on a massive level- Fluoride has been a key tool.

The following is an excerpt from a letter received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research from Mr. Charles Perkins, a chemist: ( 1. )

” … In the 1930`s, Hitler and the German Nazi`s envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by a Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass-control which was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would produce sterility in women, and so on. In this scheme of mass-control, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. …

Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual`s power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him.

The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children`s teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty.

I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great IG Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years` research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine–any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically.”

1. Charles Perkins – excerpt from a letter received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, ( Milwaukee Wisconsin, October 2, 1954 )

Now some may look at the above and think- that sounds like the mad ramblings of a chemist who may have ingested too many fumes from his beaker. It’s incredibly difficult to believe that in the year 2014, In the great western world whom prides itself continent-wide on liberty, justice and remaining strong and free- that we could be subject to the plots of a dictator set in motion decades ago… And indeed it is a fearsome and tough to swallow truth- But if you look at the evidence posed in toxintruth – and the horrific affects that result from fluoridization of our human bodies, this 70 year old missive- begins to have a strange resonance of accuracy.

There are other accounts of this ‘mass medication’ plan throughout history that well-prove its truth. Here is another brief excerpt from Einstein`s nephew, Dr. E.H. Bronner (a chemist who had also been a prisoner of war during WWII) ( 2. )

“There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless ‘intellectual’ parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic–from within if they can, according to their plan–for their own possession.

Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration…As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Even in small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found. Non-organic sodium fluoride used in fluoridating water is instant poison to the body and fully water soluble.The body refuses to assimilate it.”

2. Dr. E.H. Bronner – letter printed in the Catholic Mirror ( Springfield, MA January 1952 )

Is there really more to say on the subject? Do you really still believe that fluoride is ‘good for the health’ because it’s recommended by Dentists? Or for that matter, the millions who consume it in the form of ‘Prozac’ – do you truly feel that your free will is a fair exchange for a dulled and numbed state of reality – where you may or may not feel ‘less- depressed’ that before? The choice we are making really, is between liberty and oppression. It may seem a drastic statement at first glance, but realistically- given the evidence there is no grey area, it’s a black and white debate.

A chemical that quite effectively shuts of our pineal gland- our ability to awaken and clearly see the truth, that causes crippling painful death in many of its victims, leaving others docile and ready for domination is quite simply not one you want in your body. period.
please click below to watch a fellow bringer of truth speaking in detail on the pineal gland and sacred geometry among other important revelations including ‘looking glass’ symbolism, syrians and other key truths of which i will not tag herein…

. In vol#1 I offered tips for de-fluoridizing the pineal gland and removing this toxin from the body- which in the warrior’s fight to be free, is elemental. it begins of course with the cleansing yes , but moreso knowing what it is that we need to cleanse, what we seek release from, the understanding that we are even tethered in the first place must be challenged and in that challenge- we reveal the endless ways by which this concept expresses itself…reclaiming control begins with the understanding of that which binds and tethers us to a fast-declining state of freedom to thrive. There are a vast array of tools by which we are tethered- from big ideas to seeming small beliefs, from drugs to music to the morning news, it’s the ultimate understanding of perceptions and triggers that will unleash us from the grasp.

#mechanics of mindcontrol: media parasites, MAOI, SSRI, and the robbery of liberty

via Wikipedia: Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, thought control, or thought reform) is an indoctrination process which results in “an impairment of autonomy, an inability to think independently, and a disruption of beliefs and affiliations. In this context, brainwashing refers to the involuntary reeducation of basic beliefs and values” The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.

The mechanics of mind control are so precise, so stealth, so smartly-engineered it’s barely possible to notice unless your eyes are open…The orchestrated strategic systems of control are run so deep and so wide there have been novels written on the topic ( read the rise of the fourth reich by Jim Marrs —>

– the orchestration of subliminal domination is happening everywhere you look, in every song you dance to, in every ‘Idol’ episode you watch, in every hour you spend fucking around on your smartphone, in every app you purchase in every page of every glossy-marketing-driven magazine lining the checkouts of every shopper marketing strategy implemented in every grocery store continent wide. To most the list i just wrote ( apps, idol, smartphones, pop music, consumerism… ) represents important elements of a culture that defines their lives… but that culture is cultivated to control…

Imagine if you will you are laying in a field on a summer’s day… looking down you notice an ant climbing a blade of grass and falling down over and over, only to climb back up again… Is there a purpose to this act? you wonder, is there rhyme or reason to this repetitive action?… is there meaningful explanation to why the ant is doing this- or is the action a fluke?… indeed it is a fluke- a lancet fluke. A lancet fluke is a parasite that resides in the stomachs of cows and sheep and in the brains of ants.

The belief that parasites rule the world has long been a notion held in veracity – and as such i use this notion to begin to draw a metaphor- the lancet fluke is a microscopic parasite that throughout its lifecycle requires different hosts in order to fulfill its destiny- it passes from snail to ant to cow rather effortlessly by invading the body of its host, and ultimately commandeering its mind in order to fulfill its ultimate dharma. Once the lancet fluke has infiltrated the ant, it infects the brain of the ant- and morphs its regular patterns of behaviour in such a way that it literally begins to control its mind. Instead of seeking comfort in the ant hole with the other ants, the lancet-inflected ant goes rogue and traverses its way up a tall blade of grass and therein waits patiently to be eaten by a cow. It climbs the blade of grass over and over and over until it succeeds in staying on top- where it is successfully able to kamakazee itself into the ultimate destination- the belly of a cow or sheep. The lancet fluke isn’t the topic of interest here but what the lancet represents is the seeming meaningless, mindless repetitive action of a living thing; once that organism has been ‘infected’ by something else.

This infection applies to ‘tether-truth’ – as it is a perfect representation of what happens to people once they have been infected or infiltrated or compelled by an idea. The idea itself thus becomes similar to a parasite. This concept itself however being expressed as microscopic + parasite sized- is in reality, quite vast. From the seed of an idea fluorishes transformation. It ought to be noted though- that this concept of ‘infection’ is not something that i mean to articulate as solely negative. We have all experienced at one time or another the capacity a seeming foreign entity or idea has to transform, whether it’s the big political statements such as that of Malcom X or the dogmatic expressions written in the holy bible which are followed by millions world-wide, Whether it is a simple mantra or affirmation spoken each morning in the mirror that leads to manifesting an intention, or the clean-toxin free diet that cleanses the body and thus transforms its host… Indeed the metaphor can be traced back to life itself- the notion of conception: the meeting of a man’s sperm with that of its counterpoint egg, the infiltration of the womb by a foreign body results in a miraculous metamorphosis, giving birth to new life… Not all transformation by that of idea or belief or infectious substance leads to ultimate demise. In truth it is this very notion- that drives me to create this series, that compels my hands to type the words, that pushes me to hit publish… the notion that the seed of a truth-based perception has the capacity to infect and to grow and to flourish into something that transforms life for the better is the ultimate rationale for the existence of these words you are reading; and it is the truth behind much of what we consume, what we watch, what we read, what we buy and what soundtracks our days as we move through our lives like ants marching to ultimate fate.

The lancet fluke concept, has many expressions- as many as there are people on earth. And my goal in this volume of #WTFU is to reveal the true nature of some.

Tethering Tools and Triggers:

SSRI’s, SNRI’s. MAOI’s, TCA’s,

WTFUfromSSRIS

When i was about 15 years old, just a few years after my first awakening experience- i read a book called ‘Brave New World’ – a classic by all rights, this Aldous Huxley Dystopian Novel takes place 600 years into the future wherein all the world is unified under a ‘One World Government’ A totalitarian society that is achieved via test tube babies, hypnotism, and psychological programming… which inevitably results in a rigid, pre-ordained caste system; intelligent humans in the highest positions and slave-like beings who are genetically programmed to do menial subordinate labour; wherein everyone belongs to everyone else in a system of forced-promiscuity that is literally brainwashed into people at birth. This world divided into alphas, betas, gammas, deltas and epsilons- exists entirely in a drug-induced, brainwashed state of false-happiness- by a drug called Soma.

When i was just a teenager reading this book was a thrilling and entirely fascinating fictional experience. I borrowed the book from the public library in the small town in which i lived – and i kept it for well over its due date, for anyone that’s read this piece of literature knows it’s a terrifying world of intricacy that now as an adult- rings all too true. For the last few years as the energy of the universe has forced a quickening i began to have utterly un-instigated flashbacks of this book. The experience of reading it seemed to be something that engraved itself into my memory and even 15+ years later my recollection of this world created where all appear to be contented on the surface, every whim available to be satisfied- pleasure and excess at fingertips, is haunting. The undercurrent of course was that this so-called paradaisical stability was achieved only through the sacrifice of liberty and personal freedom. And as the proverbial onion peels further and further and the truths are ever-revealed- the similarities are all too coincidental when viewed through a conscious-lens.

Soma, In the novel “Brave New World” was a legal drug made abundantly available by the one-world government, ( ultimately to mask the fact that the ‘utopian dream’ was really a dystopian nightmare) its users encouraged to pop soma at any sign of discomfort or unhappiness ..”one cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments” ( 3. ) its beneficial side effects included those under the soma-coma being a vacant, docile, distracted, dis-engaged populus,

“half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…” (4. )

3. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 1932, United Kingdom: Chatto & Windus – p.77, l.15

4. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 1932, United Kingdom: Chatto & Windus – chapter 3. 239

In Huxley’s opus – the drug itself became a primary control mechanism as the dystopian society began to unravel and the protagonist began to see the truth, he tossed his soma from a tall window to reclaim his liberation.Drawing terrifying similarities to the modern day anti-depressants that mute the masses. The staggering statistics do not lie- in the last two decades anti-depressant use is up 400% ( 5. ) and an estimated 24 million Americans are now on some daily-form of Anti-depressant or another. Canada it seems just made a leap to the top of the list with the highest amount of users per-capita of various SSRI’s ( 42 million prescriptions were filled @ Pharmacies in 2012) ( 6. )

5. Antidepressant use up 400% in the US – psychcentral.com news, 2011.10. 25

6. Psychiatrist warns against trying to cure ordinary sadness as Canadians among top users of Antidepressants: National Post, Ottawa 01.19.2014

Having a little experience with anti-depressants and their effects myself i find these numbers terrifying… when i was in my late teens i had a case of insomnia after i moved home from my California paradise, left my family and was in an intense growth phase; instead of suggesting some yoga or talk therapy i was prescribed a series of 7 or 8 different drugs which i would have filled at the pharmacy, take for two days and discontinue for fear i was losing my mind. The longest i lasted on any of the drugs was ‘wellbutrin’ i think, which i successfully took for a period of two weeks. Last year while digging through my hope chest filled with notebooks and journals i came across some writing from that period in my life, which was riddled with darkness and a profound state of numbed out detachment from myself. Finally i put my foot down with the Dr. who was using me as her guinea pig- and after gaining around 40 pounds and losing pieces of my mind i set out to find my own therapeutic answers… Ultimately all i remember from that period of about 9 months was this wall that went up this wall between myself and the rest of the world, this wall that separated me even from my love who i slept with each night, this wall that forced me into feeling that i was an impotent, incapable being – with no connection to the universe.

“Soma had raised a quite impenetrable wall between the actual universe and their minds.” – Brave New World.

The damage done to countless people by this tethering tool is a multi-leveled masterpiece executed with ease. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry ( 7. ) discusses Perhaps the best known psychological side effect of SSRIs is “amotivational syndrome”, (8. ) with symptoms clinically similar to those of frontal lobe brain damage, This condition is characterized by apathy, dis-inhibited behavior, de-motivation and a personality change similar to the effects of lobotomy. ( interesting that Charles Perkins letter above on fluoride said something similar ) When Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry analyzed the admissions to their hospital’s psychiatric unit, ( 9. ) they found that 8.1% of the patients were “found to have been admitted owing to antidepressant mania or psychosis” Other psychological effects include: insomnia, agitation, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, mania, dysphoria, poor concentration, low libido and appetite, diminished impulse control among other well documented side effects. There are also several reports that associate these drugs with parkinsons disease and akathisia ( severe inner restlessness) If that’s not enough there are also reports that those who suffer from akathisia are also prone to aggression and suicide. After what could only be thousands of suicides the FDA finally let it slip that a the risk of suicide for children receiving SSRIs can be up to three times higher than placebo, in Adults that number goes up to 4. 10.

7. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 1, Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, American Psychiatric Pub., 2003

8. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 1, Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, American Psychiatric Pub., 2003

9. Antidepressant-associated mania and psychosis resulting in psychiatric admissions. Preda A1, MacLean RW, Mazure CM, Bowers MB Jr., J Clin Psychiatry. 2001 Jan;62(1):30-3.

10. Antidepressant drug use & the risk of suicide. Healy D1, Aldred G. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2005 Jun;17(3):163-72.

If you are lucky enough to be outside the ratio at risk for suicide, Antidepressants produce long-term, irreversible chemical & structural changes to your brain and body.

The administration of Prozac and Paxil raises cortisol levels ( which is the chemical responsible for stress – elevated levels can cause weight gain, immune issues, depression etc. ) In addition to this a recent study reported by Natural News, (11. ) has shown that taking anti-depressants during pregnancy doubles your chances of giving birth to an Autistic Child. A large Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal included more than 1,600 autistic children whose mothers took any kind of antidepressant during their pregnancy. The results showed an increased incidence of autism in the antidepressant group compared to a control group. A second study published in 2011 showed a 2-fold increased risk of autism if mothers took antidepressants in the year before delivery and a 3-fold increased risk with antidepressant use in the first trimester of pregnancy. These results were compared to mothers with a known history of mental illness, but without use of antidepressants and their children did not show an increased risk of autism.”

11. Do antidepressants in pregnancy cause autism? -Randall Neustaedter OMD, May.10.2013

Yet another study has suggested that exposure to SSRI’s can arrest the very development of neurons in the brain; which when given to developing brains of children, coupled with the onslought of toxins they are up against from their very conception, doesn’t give us much hope for our future as free people.

It’s not difficult to conclude why these numbers are so high, when in Canada alone the anti-depressant sales account for upwards of $1.8 billion per year. ( yes big pharma’s profit margins are the becoming the highest of any industry ) The bulk of prescriptions are written by general practitioners or ‘family doctors’ with little to no experience in diagnosing mental illness, but a great deal of license when it comes to potentially altering someone’s existence permanently. The kick-backs from big-pharma are no secret, even hollywood revealed them in a film called ‘Love and Other Drugs’ – trips to Hawaii, cash rewards, neverending incentives to continue to dole out the drugs- and its really not all their fault when it comes down to the truth, anti-depressants are celebrated, they have become it seems, just like soma, as a cure-all for nearly every ill emotion. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, psychiatry’s official guidebook of mental sickness, people can meet the criteria for major depressive disorder if they experience two weeks’ worth of a depressed mood most of the day, loss of interest, changes in appetite, reduced energy and problems sleeping ( consider the last time you went through a break-up or lost your job or simply experienced the often negative emotions that express themselves in normal-daily life, these emotions do not signify illness but moreso the spirit’s need to evolve, to transcend the manifested feelings caused by humanity’s oppressed destiny to awaken )

Instead of meeting the challenges of life, the challenges of evolution, the challenge of ‘waking-up’ with bold tenacity, we are quick to hit the help button and the result is repressing our spirits. The shocking number of children and teenagers whom are regularly put on drugs is tragic degradation to the future of humanity; when the reality is that growing up is tough, adolescence is tough, kids behaviour regularly mimics the so-called basis for diagnosis, but as easily as that behaviour could be a chemical-imbalance it could be a hormonal-imbalance ( please read the first volume of this series wherein i discuss ‘hormones gone haywire’ …hormones cause all manner of seeming mentally ill’ behaviour- if you do not believe this statement, talk to a pregnant woman. The medicating of un-happiness is a tool. It tethers us to our unhappiness, it tethers us to our negative emotions, it tethers us to the belief that there is something ‘wrong’ with feeling anxious or sad or with the expression of dis-satisfaction, when the ultimate truth that is overlooked is that happiness is our default state- and that default state is altered by an ever-evolving plethora of toxins and factors that herein i strive to reveal- happiness is an expectation that people put upon themselves because of the cultivated culture of instant gratification yields.

Over-diagnosis is an epidemic that is progressing at an alarming rate and given the ultimate outcome of these drugs- it’s society’s biggest enemy. At the same time, it is the responsibility of each and every person to question, question the veracity of the drug ads on TV, question the quick diagnosis of a Dr. getting kickbacks, question your emotions, question why they exist, what is it they are striving to teach you; as with every feeling we have that is manifested from our brains there is a lesson to be learned that we often ignore. The most beautiful sentiment i’ve heard was shared with me by a Spanish Yogi, who i fell in love with in Tulum- as i sat next to him on a bed the day before i was to leave, the tears streaming down my face, he said that sadness was so beautiful, as beautiful as being happy for in ultimate understanding they are the same. The yin side of sad and the yang side of happy create the balance that we need to sustain.

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for more statistics on the effects of SSRI’s etc. read: Brain Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, Electroshock, and the Psychopharmaceutical Complex by Renowned psychiatrist Peter Breggin, Breggin documents how psychiatric drugs and electroshock (ECT) disable the brain and presents the latest scientific information on potential brain dysfunction and dangerous behavioral abnormalities produced by the most widely used drugs including Prozac, Xanax, Halcion, Ritalin, and lithium.

Alex Jones’s article ” What Are Mass Murder Pills? “

excerpt: “America’s number one cause of unnatural death now is suicide…I want to get people off pills that the insert says will make you commit suicide and kill people. I want to blame the real culprit — suicide pills! Mass murder pills!” — Alex Jones on Piers Morgan Tonight

http://www.infowars.com/what-are-mass-murder-pills/

Children Committing Murder?…. a 2011 Natural News article: ‘ Canadian judge rules SSRI antidepressants like Prozac can cause children to commit murder. ‘

http://www.infowars.com/canadian-judge-rules-ssri-antidepressants-like-prozac-can-cause-children-to-commit-murder/

excerpt: “According to the National Post, a Canadian judge recently ruled that the extreme mind-altering effects of the antidepressant drug Prozac were in large part responsible for causing a 15-year-old boy to thrust a nine-inch kitchen knife into one of his closest friends.”

They can, of course, also cause suicide: ” Experts say antidepressant drugs cause suicides instead of preventing them “
a 2006 Natural News article by: Dani Veracity

http://www.naturalnews.com/019342.html

excerpt: In Portland, Ore., Jay Johnston followed his doctor’s orders and took the prescribed antidepressants Zoloft and Prozac. He then attempted suicide with a shotgun, permanently disfiguring himself. Johnston sued his doctor for not properly monitoring him. The jury found the doctor guilty of criminal negligence and awarded Johnston $5 million…. “

When using SSRI’s is NOT a choice – check your drinking water! 2013 Report:Many urban tap water systems loaded with SSRI antidepressant drugs ‘

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Open Your eyes to SSRI’s

Big Pharma, Chemical Lobotomy, Brain Damage : Alex Jones

What your Doctor isn’t Telling You. Psychiatry vs. Physical Medicine
Dr. Moria Dolan, Executive Director for the Medical Accountability Network discusses the link between antidepressants medications and suicide, violence and school shootings.

David Icke on the Toxic Agenda to Soft kill & murder people:

 

Alex Jones discussing The effects of SSRI’s and Mind Control programming:

part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erYrBTlcss

part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC1hVH

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” an incident involving a horrific violent attack allegedly induced by treatment with SSRI’s.”

” more than 10,000 americans in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s were involved in programs at universities in Canada that allegedly systematically drugged people as a form of long-term programming.”

Please see Alex Jones @infowars for a plethora of information on mind control, mass programming, media propoganda, politics, medical industry evils, economics, and most every other truth that mainstream media infotainment ‘neglects’…

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Realistically when it comes to control and mind control- the use of pharma and other drugs extends far beyond simple SSRI’s etc. the systematic drugging of human beings as part of programming was and continues to be a reality in North America. Whether its through chemicals in your food, in your drinking water, in your ‘harmless’ Western Medicine, in your flu shots, in the vaccines your thoughtlessly and routinely administer your children- there is an all out war happening for your mind, your body and your spirit.

There are under-cover operations in use throughout the world as a means to rewire and control people for specific motives and to serve specific purposes. There are currently individuals in the media spotlight who are victims of this programming which involves acts beyond moral-minded comprehension. There are those who you watch regularly who upon cue, ( a specific hand gesture or word ) can be snapped into or out of a particular state of mind- similar to a robot or machine- thus unwittingly forced to carry out the plans of their oppressors. There is not much else i wish to communicate on this subject for the reasons stated in my disclaimer, however there is ample information out there for those who wish to take their understanding on the role of mind control programming, pharmaceuticals, drugs etc. in modern mainstream media – further, unraveling its deliberate use in tethering the masses.

 

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Those on the conscious path are no doubt, to some degree, aware of the strategic, methodical orchestrated plan to dominate our free will, beliefs, and our actions- trapped in a cycle of consumerism, escapism via celebrity worship and an endless string of programming of every flavour.

Again- this particular aspect of tethering is one that is so incredibly vast, so deep and so wide that diving into it runs the risk of inadvertant drowning. The understanding that every aspect of our senses is being categorically assailed through all that we consume – is a frightening truth that can overwhelm and bombard even as it is meant to heal.

at present 5 major corporations control all media in the US- in Canada we are not much better. That 5 is ever shrinking with continuous acquisition of startups and countless other media business of every kind from tv station to apps and the continuous strive to push out the little guys and blanket the masses with strategic image, message and means to its own end.

the medium is the message: television, music, mayhem:

#Device Disconnect:

Is a term i have come to use when referring to the degradation of our social systems, communication structures and the individual ability to engage in healthy interpersonal communication, the millenials coming up just under me seem to be of an entirely different species and breed altogether as the gen X&Y that defined those like me, who came up in the age where call waiting was the newest innovation and we barely touched a computer until the age of 18 ( that’s true, my first computer was an IBM my parents bought when i was in my senior year of high school ) The new generations are raised entirely on technology, and nearly come fresh out of the womb with the ability to text. No longer is cursive handwriting or literary and grammatical standard upheld in education and prose has given way to acronyms. A generation that relies on emoticons to convey their feelings to one another. Behind a screen, whatever the size- seeking connection in so many social media outlets, defining who they are through carefully crafted profiles projecting what it is they wish to be vs. striving to be who they are. Once a friend described the rise of social media as a ” self absorbed ticker tape of egotistical delusion” i laughed as this was in the early days of facebook and twitter feeds and while both coming from a communications background we saw the rise of this movement as something groundbreaking for marketing yet devastating for authentic communication. Selfies are the new skill teenage girls and boys strive to master, neverending duck-faces with bathroom backdrops, amidst the deconstruction of any photographic standard – a generation, a world disintegrates from itself…  in a world more connected than ever before, with more ways to unite and come together…we stand divided. The communications and technology industry has shaped the evolution of youth to become more of a shrinking shadow, endless masses coming up with a gaping hole of inequity around what true, honest, real communication is. Social retardation is a disease perhaps propagated in silicon valley as more startups find more ways to disconnect people from themselves and one another, a multi-billion dollar industry profiting from impersonal, disconnection. It’s a travesty really, when considered, those of the younger generation are no longer rewarded for good grades with the promise of cars and college funds but indulged with tablets and wifi hubs that promise a potential future filled with face to face impotence.

What i am striving to say here, is not the systematic slander of technology, god knows i appreciate my Skype-ability it allows me freedom from cell phones, and i definitely wouldn’t know what to do without my iMac, but i also have the blessing of understanding that a face to face apology certainly counts for alot more than a text-breakup, and i have wisened to the ways that ‘they’ have capitalized upon this culture of device driven living. Endless apps and countless convenient ways to make ones life better, never-wavering wifi signals mean that wherever you are, you can be tracked. Like a dog with a homing device in its collar- wherever you go, with your smartphone engaged you are potentially a moving target. The NSA ‘spying’ scandal is no news nor is it a joke. It’s a reality that those who are aware and take seriously- and in our day to day communications we wisely choose to take many of our important discussions ‘offline’

In an internet age we face possibly as many obstacles as we do benefits, all things considered. The rise of the web has been an irreplaceable opportunity for connection and considering the many issues, scandals and obstacles that its safety- as a space of free expression, freedom of information and freedom to unite and to fortify- faces, let’s pray it remains that way. The reality is that there is a consistent threat to privacy, a consistent threat to anonymity that is inherently promised by the web, a consistent threat to your ability as a free person of your nation to gather and disseminate information, to assemble, to unite and to seek the truth. What was invented as an infinitely wide bridge between gaps- continues to run the risk of becoming infinitesimal in its ability to provide security to cross those bridges.

Think you aren’t affected by this? Think that you aren’t being programmed by your technology?… consider basic human interaction- have ever broken up with someone via text? basic written communication skills… do you think UR and LOL are reasonable forms of speech to use regardless of circumstance? Take an inventory of devices, how many do you own? How many hours per day do you spend staring at a screen, the size is irrelevant- for infiltration cannot be measured in pixel ratio or in widescreen – of what nature is the information that you consume on these devices? Immediately subtract the hours spent toiling for whatever your means for revenue generation is, and specifically focus on what manner of ‘entertainment’ you consume. How much television do you watch on a weekly basis? What is the nature of that programming? What is your favourite show? All of these questions, regardless of individual answer- have the same answer really- no matter what screen size you consume your data from, you’re prey to manipulation, there’s an app to tell you what to eat, track where you are at all moments, an app to remind you, an app to get you laid, an app to show you where to go, what to see what to wear, how to think, feel and breathe- a culture becoming ever more reliant on smartdevices in place of smarts. Artificial intelligence has taken on a whole new meaning in the new millenium and most would be at a complete and paralytic loss without their iPhone to help ‘program’ their life.

So whether it’s a tablet screen or a TV screen, and whether you watch CNN or MTV- you can bet what’s left of your freedom- that your reality is being strategically and fundamentally altered, engineered and encoded with subliminal messaging enough to change your mind.

…know the enemy and need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." sun tzu- The Art of War

#a word from your sponsors …  

Consider first, the term ‘programming’- how often have you meditated on the whys and whats behind the purpose of using this term to describe what is shown to you on the screen? there is a reason it is called programming, and that is far less to do with scheduling than it is brainwashing. From ‘reality’ shows to Fox ‘news’ info-tainment, switch on the TV at any time of the day and you will witness what has become a full-scale attack on your consciousness. The foundation that allows this assault on your reality to go on, is funded largely in part by product placement and 30 second spots that subliminally and blatantly play upon your weakness, your uncertainty, your self-esteem, your emotional intelligence being consistently manipulated to serve the bottom lines of brands that have built this modern world. In essence you are being told what to do, who to love, what you are worth and consequently what you are not worth unless you buy that new cosmetic or cadillac. Indeed the very essence of your spirit is being drained from you at an energetic level, while your ego is being played upon to drive the quarterly sales figures.

Marketing itself will have a spot on this list all to itself so i wont waste too much precious time articulating its place in the formula; however elemental here is that you understand the level of control that marketing has on your life; especially when you are engaged both visually and verbally, the television commercial has its roots in control- mastered, is the art of influence, certain is the notion that you will buy.

By the age of 23, i was brought to a decision that would change my life forever. Staring at University course catalogs i had narrowed my focus down to 2 separate paths- i would either go forth with my god-given talent, follow the sound of my soul and enroll in Journalism- or i could choose Advertising, Something entirely foreign and entirely opposite to my character in so many ways. Never in my life had i any interest in marketing, advertising or any semblance of sales- in fact i felt a guttural disgust when pondering what it must be like to live life as a salesperson- pushing product and whoring useless junk that no person really needs… yet the moment of truth came- and as i weighed out my decisions i took an unexpected turn. I suffered for a while under the weight of this decision.. ( did i make it just to please my partner – did i follow the dollar instead of my heart? why did i do this?!!)
It was only a year or so after graduating and taking a gig at my first agency that it became clear to me- the choice i made to go against the perceived current of my life, diving into unknown waters and potentially committing to a life of whoring product – was in fact one of the single most brilliant decisions i have ever made. It became clear to me, as i learned the sinister, smarmy nature of the industry and became wise to the clever sociopathic strategies that compose campaigns to convert and control consumers- that by mastering this knowledge, by becoming enlightened to the manipulations of marketing i could never be controlled by it. In effect i was holding the key to freedom in a very real way. Equipped with the hard won wisdom of what is in many ways beyond deplorable, i was armed with the capacity to create change on an entirely different level.

Back to the topic at hand- much of the funding for television programming is based on advertising dollars- primetime spots during superbowl are sold for millions, american idol and other fabricated circuses of exploitation no doubt garner the same- millions of viewers each week tune in to watch mindless drivel that is doing unspoken, unrealized damage to their lives and the deep pockets behind all of this belong to the brands that invest millions in hiring agencies to hock their shit to consumer masses who will, without doubt venture off to purchase their junk if its spotted on a celebrity, or product-placed within a sitcom or sponsoring a show that they invest their lives in following… Marketing is an original mind control. Its strategies are built to play upon your needs, ignite your egos, harness your weakness, influence your actions, convince you to endlessly fall prey. billions spent each year on researching your behaviours, taking stock of every move you make, every minute you spend and how you spend it. This information is used to develop the slogans and create the images, compel the clicks- that sell you your shoes and make you hungry for poisonous food that will give you cancer. It’s psychological warfare and most are unaware they’re in a battle.

#television programming

The programs on television itself are another beast- sitcoms are scripted to engage your emotions, to showcase circumstances that resonate with your own, or to showcase worlds that humble folk only dream of. Useless digressions that are propped up by the funding of corporate criminals who are earning their filthy fortunes on the backs of your demise. Has Reality television has been crafted to hold a mirror up – to show the viewer himself? To portray ‘reality’ ?…a reality that is riddled with strategic manipulations, sociopathic experiments full of petty bickering, chaotic and useless competition hoisting up ego that all serves no constructive means but to further confuse your senses. Competitive television programs that feature ‘normal people’ who are following a dream being whisked off to hollywood to sing or to dance and be judged upon their talents or in 99% of cases their lack thereof) as they are edited from the script. Whatever fuels the ratings that commands more expensive media space is what makes its way to your home plasma and hearts; Not only that; but the content of most of what makes it to the screen is heavily laden with subliminal messaging beyond the advertising, its intentions are built upon the systematic sensationalism of destruction, desensitization, disconnection and devolution. Behind the TV set lays an intricate world of corruption and ill will, behind the glammed up red carpet events, beyond the stages of idol and away from the eyes of the millions who pay millions to play unwitting victim, there is an army of elite with an agenda that certainly does not align with the morality that the Nation is supposedly built upon. The relentless assault on your senses is a 24 hour a day affair that requires no guest list, no need to leave the comfort of your couch and no path to awakening. Simply tuning in to that channel is a frequency of discord – regardless of soundtrack. The energetic impact alone is an attack on vitality. Sapping your life force without ever touching you.

Perhaps the most devastating aspect of all of this is a semi-newly coined term- ‘ TV Kids’ tv-kids are described as children who are regularly cared for, distracted, and raised up from infancy by television sets. Plopped in front of them – sit the future of humanity, being raised by commercials and animated manipulation. This is the equivalent of feeding your children nothing but cheetos and chocolate bars every meal for a month- make no mistake, It’s both junk food for the mind and programming for the behaviour- Dangerous and stealth like an asymptomatic disease that creeps up slowly and destroys your insides, turning generations into disconnected, apathetic, angry, aggressive, desensitized and entirely programmed versions of themselves.

Here are some statistics to bring some clarity to this disease.

According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, a person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.

• Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 3.5
• Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680
• The average child will watch 8,000 murders on TV before finishing elementary school.
• An average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18
• Media technology now offers more ways to access TV content, such as on the Internet, cell phones and iPods. This has led to an increase in time spent viewing TV, even as TV-set viewing has declined. 41% of TV-viewing is now online, time-shifted, DVD or mobile
• A University of Michigan researcher demonstrated that watching violent media can affect willingness to help others in need : Read about the study here: Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others.
• According to the AAP, “Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed.” Watching violent shows is also linked with having less empathy toward others.
• Even having the TV on in the home is linked to more aggressive behavior in 3-year-olds. This was regardless of the type of programming and regardless of whether the child was actually watching the TV
• Advertisers target kids, and on average, children see tens of thousands of TV commercials each year This includes many ads for unhealthy snack foods and drinks. Children and youth see, on average, about 2,000 beer and wine ads on TV each year . ( see resources @ the end )

Don’t be fooled. Beyond these statistics are agendas.

So. Why cultivate nations of disconnected, apathetic, angry, aggressive, de-sensitized and morally questionable people? I ask you to meditate upon that as you continue to read…

When it comes to media it goes so far beyond simply the television programming, it’s a multi-trillion dollar, multi-dimensional, multi-media campaign to mold you.

Beyond television alone, there are of course the hollywood big budget manipulations rife with symbolism and blatant tactic- effectively reaching billions via the box office. There are apps, ads, sites, shops, sites all carefully crafted by a shadow elite, there have always been billboard top 40 soundtracks that fuel the agenda- puppeteered pop stars programmed with their messages, music videos hiding imagery in plain sight revealing point blank who it is that programs your entertainment, and your entrainment.

Media is a trillion dollar feast for all, greedy corporations gag you with their filthy cocks and with eyes wide shut – it’s welcomed with open-mouths.

Multi-trillion dollar mega-empires continue to be built up and torn down by ‘they’ whom strive for your ultimate destruction. Just watch the tabloids and the entertainment news shows- watchdogs for whichever celebrities happen to be executing their programming flawlessly, and for those who aren’t well there is always rehab…

As far as we could go with media, we’ve made the choice not to delve into the music industry to exemplify its power. prowess and persuasion over the populus, trust us when we say soundtracking your life has a much different meaning when looked at through the lens of truth.

The medium is the message and the message needs to come through without distortion. There are thousands of peeps who have dedicated thousands of hours to out-ing the hidden messages and exposing the true nature of major mainstream media – and while its true- up against mainstream programming and without billions of advertising dollars behind them they become not much more than wielders of nonsense and conspiracy. However there are more and more and more every day who are #WakingTFU and wherever you look, if you can cut through egoic overtones and personal agenda pushers, there is always truth to be found and there will always be propoganda, projection, psychological warfare and political agendas in the strive to lead you astray… We leave it with you to distill your own understanding…it’s yours for the taking.

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TV: Your Mind. Controlled: By Melissa Melton

http://truthstreammedia.com/tv-your-mind-controlled/

excerpt: ” Type ‘television’ and ‘low vibrational energy’ into a search engine, and it’ll quickly return the fact that watching a lot of TV is like undressing your mind and submerging it into a bath of negative energy. TV effectively numbs the left side of your brain and renders you helpless to your right brain which is incapable of decoding and critically analyzing the information being presented to you. Essentially, you go on ‘auto-pilot’.”

TV Propaganda and the Mind Control Culture:

http://www.infowars.com/tv-propaganda-and-the-mind-control-culture/

excerpt: “Few subjects present an indisputable window into modern society than the electronic version of reality that is dispensed through television broadcasts. This technology does not require interactive skills or critical thinking acumen. Just watch and fall into a daydream trance. TV is the stealth killer that penetrates 114.7 million American households.”

Media’s Use of Propaganda to Persuade People’s Attitude, Beliefs and Behaviors by Johnnie Manzaria & Jonathon Bruck

excerpt: ” Indeed, there is more to the presentation of information than the facts one uses. The placement of the facts and the order can slowly mold the understanding of the reader. Through specific propaganda techniques reprogramming, authority, and commitment to consistency the author is able to take a potentially dangerous situation and make the reader feel completely comfortable with the various scenarios that may ensue.”

http://www.stanford.edu/class/e297c/war_peace/media/hpropaganda.html

protection:

listen and watch:

Mind Control through Tv and the Children:

David Icke on the Music Industry Agenda:

David Icke encapsulates humanity’s current plight and how we can secure our freedom from the Hidden Hand behind global events:

Final Words:

Beyond marketing and media’s grip, beyond the things you consume which end up controlling you – beyond the reaches of anyone… is your spirit.

Obviously the aforementioned is only just a glimpse into the vast array of ways in which we are subject to being tethered… albeit within those few is a vile landscape of endless and interconnected proportion. Even just the small measure of this truth shared herein- ought be enough to instigate action in those willing to embody and live within the truth. Consider the reality that This is only number two in a list of the 10 truths- and already we have covered a mammoth amount of challenges facing modern day warriors in the battle to ascend.

This volume of the ten truths series, as profoundly intricate and vast in proportion as it is, took me over 2 months to write. …Sitting down for hours at a time in front of my computer, gathering resources and diving into research to backup the truth that i so desperately wanted to deliver- left me exhausted each time i undertook to finish it, regularly i would write a few paragraphs, gather sums of information and regularly it would render me physically ill or suffocated- due to the sheer weight of it all… ( this happened over and over 15 times according to wordpress’s ‘revisions count’ ) and as such i would have to return to the primary piece of advice offered with this series, which is the teaching of balance. I would walk away for days, sometimes weeks and wait for the call to return in fortitude to strive to finish it. Please hold the lesson of balance in your consciousness always, and especially during this quickening, this time of great awakening, being in balance grants warriors the fortitude to keep striving to thrive.

Humanity was not always like this, we did not always live under a paradigm that places manufactured wealth higher on the food chain than human happiness or basic personal liberty. At an overall what has happened to us, is that we have forgotten our identities. Humans were once ( and will again become ) 4th and 5th dimensional beings with the ability to manifest any reality they dreamed up at the blink of an eye. We were once a great and noble race that lived in harmony with the understanding of the ultimate truth of existence which is that we are all one. Interconnected and unified in the great cosmic consciousness. Encoded in our DNA is the truth of our capabilities, written within our essence are the answers we spend a lifetime seeking. This life is a great remembrance, and bless the blood in our veins we are waking up from amnesia.

watch: the hidden history of humanity:

The ultimate understanding is that we already are everything we can be- but an ever widening gap in memory and an ever-increasing opposition that seeks to keep us blinded and divided – keeps us from this truth. Seeks to control our ability to reclaim our birthright and remember ourselves.

The path to this remembrance is fraught with so much chaos its often as if we are akin to salmon struggling our way against the stream to make our way to fertile grounds.

Elemental to reversing the flow of the current is identifying that which opposes us, that which seeks to catch us in its nets and splay us across tables of rich folks on cedar planks, smoked with a side of fragrant dill.

Those who exist in the darkness, who toil to create tragedy, who traverse miles and spend millions to build intricate strategies to keep you from what is already yours- the biggest travesty is that those feeble, anti-heroes should win you over. That you should leave this earthly incarnation without ever truly knowing the taste of freedom, without ever truly understanding all that’s within you. Without ever truly loving yourself completely. Without ever truly returning to your default nature of thriving. That is what drives me to write, that is what keeps me moving forward, that is what i sacrifice for, what i continue to push myself with- the belief that by inspiring you to your ultimately beautiful nature – you might ultimately awaken to yourself.

may you be nourished by your knowledge and may your Warrior’s arsenal be ever-expanded as you shed your ignorance for awakening…

With continued service to the light,

blessings and love,

in lakesh,

#keepstrivinforthrivin’

& #tellingthetetheredtruth

#WTFU

love,

R.

pps.
our best defense and our only hope of salvation really given the state of reality in the world we live in is to in essence- crack our genetic code and reclaim our divine understanding, our birthright – which is a default state of unity, thriving and empowerment; is to learn to be mindful in our lives. Not only mindful in the sense of being present for each moment of our lives- but mindful in our consumption, mindful in our actions, and mindful of our wellness. Love your temple, ignorance is not bliss. The luckiest woman on earth is one whom knows herself, embraces the truth of herself wholeheartedly, embodies gratitude for the earth and with beloved appreciation of the interconnectedness of all things, strives to walk the path in loving, artful reverence. Evolution follows a path of release and cleansing, the cycle of creation follows destruction and after we learn to wield our own light- we have the capacity to challenge the darkness…
references:Sources for Television stats:

[9] American Academy of Pediatrics. Television—what children see and learn. Available at: http://www.aap.org/pubed/ZZZNKWJGQ2D.htm?&sub_cat=1. Accessed 11 November 2009.[10] Strasburger VC. Alcohol advertising and adolescents. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2002 Apr;49(2):353-76, vii.
[2] Roberts DF, Foehr UG, Rideout V. Generation M: media in the lives of 8-18 year-olds. Kaiser Family Foundation. March 2005.
[15] Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Children, violence, and the media: a report for parents and policy makers. September 14, 1999. Accessed 14 June 2006. Previously available at: http://judiciary.senate.gov/oldsite/mediavio.htm.
[2a] Rideout, Foehr, Roberts, 2010.
[14] American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Public Education. Media violence. Pediatrics. 2001 Nov;108(5):1222-6. Available at: http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;108/5/1222.
[14a] Bushman BJ, Anderson, CA. Comfortably numb: desensitizing effects of violent media on helping others. Psychological Science. 2009 21(3):273-277.
[10] Strasburger VC. Alcohol advertising and adolescents. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2002 Apr;49(2):353-76, vii.
[20] American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Public Education. Media violence. Pediatrics. 2001 Nov;108(5):1222-6.
[20a] Bushman & Anderson, 2009.
[23] Manganello JA, Taylor CA. Television exposure as a risk factor for aggressive behavior among 3-year-old children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Nov;163(11):1037-45.
a disclaimer:
i nor anyone else affiliated with the nourished warrior, are in no way affiliated with any organization or anti-organization. neither do i subscribe to following any particular path to truth but that which resonates in my own spirit on my own personal path to ascension. i am going to avoid addressing directly those behind these truths- ( other than the companies publicly and widely known to be villains ) or using specific ‘keywords’ here for the sake of remaining out of any firing line, spotlight or otherwise drawing unnecessary attention to myself. please also note i am not endorsing any cures, treatments or otherwise as a replacement for advice from a qualified PHD or healthcare practitioner. the links and info provided herein are to be used by the individual at their own discretion.

Nourished Warrior Wellness: COCO-Cures: 222(ish) uses for Coconut Oil

222 uses for coconut oil, coconut oil infographic

One of the most prized products perpetually part of our Nourished Warrior arsenal, is the magical, remarkable, miracle food: Coconut Oil. Peeps in the tropics, lucky enough to be surrounded by a never-ending supply of this amazing stuff- know the value of this ancient cure. It’s a serum, a cleanser, a weight loss tool, a cooking ingredient, a quenching hydrator for hair, skin, body, and makes some of hands down the best toothpaste on earth. The secrets of oil pulling are not to be blown off, with the billions of bacteria in our mouths at any given moment- oil pulling is a near miraculous cure for dental hygiene and the many purported illnesses and dies-ease that can be a by-product of poor dental hygiene.

the miraculous thing about coconut oil- possibly is that every single day we find yet another use for this glorious powerhouse, nutritional fucken ninjafood at its very very best- there aren’t enough words to toss at this bliss to ever articulate just how lustily we incense ourselves in riding this cantlivewithout workhorse.

please note:

– each and every instance or application on this list has research, study and an abundance of individual review-based evidence backing them, i have included a few key resources for your discovery adventures, however the info out there is incredibly comprehensive and thus, a quick google is reccod.-  researching any one of these numbered cures & uses will give you a plethora of descriptive best-practices in order to employ coconut oil for your desired use.

pls. also consult with a professional caregiver prior to replacing or integrating any part of your prescribed healing regimen with coconut oil.

The Top 11

Anti s of Coconut Oil:

Anti-bacterial
Anti-carcinogenic
Anti-fungal
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-microbial
Antioxidant
Anti-retroviral
Anti-parasitic
Anti-viral
Anti-Side Effect
Anti-Toxic

How we like our oil:

Organic, Cold-pressed & Unrefined: ( virgin or extra-virgin) – this oil is from fresh nuts, sans-processing or heat, it is the purest, most organic form of the tropical nectar. Also the tastiest, and most nutrient-dense, this pristine virgin nectar carries with it a deliciously mild sensory experience.

please purchase no hydrogenated, refined, blasphemized BPA-packaged abominations.

when considering which brands to buy here in Canada- we have a slew of options- but as a small digression it serves to be said:  where coconuts actually grow is a whole different level, i recall the first time i was taught to make coconut oil in Tulum, from fresh coconuts that were harvested by a Spanish-bearded Hippie from Montreal who shimmied up a tree in some manner of renaissance ancestral throwback to our ape brothers. These treasures were so abundant on the beach- those months and months i lived there i nearly became ( nearly ) sometimes too accustomed to the bounty and had to remind myself what a gift it was; this is especially resonant now, back in Canada when the tetra packed mass packaged and horrifically priced knock-offs of coconut water are more and more prevalent on store shelves. making the oil is actually a simple process that requires only a few items and some patience. baby coconuts yield not only the best meat but the best by=products all around- the water is potent, but not like that that comes form older nuts- and is borderline kombucha-esque… in a gentle means-business manner.

so needless to say those other lucky warriors whom have also had the luxury of living in a climate where wacking down a bunch of coconuts and indulging in all day replenishment is a natural part of daily life- will attest to the difference between authentic and what is available in the upper north america. that said, there are some leaders in the coconut oil bottling business that i believe are doing a bang-up job at harnessing the best and most authentic goodness…

My Fav: Dr. Bronner’s Organic White Virgin Coconut Oil

Expeller pressed unrefined whole kernel oil

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure.  / $11 – $12 (14 oz. )

get it: http://www.drbronner.com/

some other brands we recco.

Maison Orphee

Coldpressed, organic and unrefined

Company Origin: Quebec, Canada / Coconut Origin: Philippines / $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: MaisonOrphee.com

Artisana

Organic, Raw, unrefined coldpressed & virgin

Company Origin: California, United States / Coconut Origin: Southeast Asia $12 – $15 (454g)

get it: ArtisanaFoods.com

Now Solutions

organic, cold pressed & unrefined

Company Origin: USA / Coconut Origin: not sure / about $12/355ml

get it: @ http://www.nowfoods.com/

let’s get down to the list: and please note, this piece is definitely going to be on-going, there is no way i will be able to spell out every use, every wonder and every benefit in one piece without writing a novel-length discourse. consider this vol. 1 of a never-ending series. 🙂 

Coconut Oil & Overall  Health and Wellness

1. Appetite controller – the goods fats in the oil actually trigger release of hormones which slow down movement of foods through the digestive tract – and thus prolongs the feeling of fullness after eating
2. Breastfeeding – this is a no brainer for sore nips but also for enriching the milk itself, by taking a few tablespoons a day it actually helps increase the production of milk.
3. Bones and Teeth – aids the absorption of calcium and magnesium which empowers bones and teeth
4. Blood Sugar Stabilizer: by improving insulin secretion, and how your body actually uses blood glucose. it’s a great choice for diabetics and those who suffer from issues with glycemia / blood sugar levels
5. Digestion –  saturated fats in coconut oil help control bacteria, parasites and fungi that lead to digestive issues like crohns, IBS and gastric ulcers; also noted here is its ability to aid in the absobtion of vitamins, minerals, amino acids etc. boosting the bio-availability factor of your daily supplementing regime.
6. Energy Boost – gives you a boost of energy and is often rccod to athletes or those in intense physically demanding conditions as a quick pickmeup- as it also helps with endurance.
7.  Bones / Teeth : coconut oil assists in the absorption of magnesium and calcium: essential for strong bones and healthy chompers
8. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
9. Pregnancy – helps prevent gestational diabetes; keeps kidneys functioning; keeps morning sickness in check; and protects a mother-to-be from a host of potentially threatening infections as well as boost her immunity, which is naturally weakened during pregnancy.
10. Prevents oxidation of fatty acids
11. Skin care – the benefits for your skin, are endless- and could be an article within itself ( and most likely will be ) so i will just hit a few topnotes here, ( skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  ( ok. seriously- there really aint nothin’ this DOESNT do for your skin. )  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.
12.Stress Relief – if the notion that you are at once losing weight, becoming younger, preventing disease, reversing aging, replenishing your body’s vital nutrients and pretty much all around tapping in to the fountain of youth by incorporating coconut oil into your life, doesn’t reduce your overall stress level; you can look to it to relieve mental fatigue by perhaps indulging in a coconut oil massage– apply it to your head, hands, torso, and everywhere else you can reach and massage in a circular motion, the scent itself will soothe you into an aromatherapeutic state of beachy-bliss-like relief. -(  the aroma of coconut is a known therapeutic stress reliever. ) and if you want to get sexy, have someone else rub you down with it. it makes, bar-none, the ultimate massage oil… and if you get sexy, it also makes unbelievably fantastic lube. 😉
13. Vitamin and nutrient absorption – boosts the bioavailability of other important supplements.
14. Weight loss – medium chain fatty acids contribute to overall weight loss by producing energy in the body vs. fat. meaning even though it is a saturated fat -it actually boosts metabolic rate contribute to weight loss and also increases metabolic rate, stimulates metabolism, improves thyroid function, and with the boost of energy you are also getting- acts as an all around must-have dietary supplement. helps build lean muscle mass.

97 CURES to diseases ( a-z )

Coconut Oil for Chronic Health Challenges

when taken internally, and externally as well in some cases, coconut oil has significant disease-fighting power. 

it is known for aiding, preventing, relieving + in some cases totally obliterating the following ninety-seven health issues:

  i recco. doing your own research before treatment, as well as browsing as many sites as you need to in order to find the appropriate scientific research. copy & paste any of the below into google/bing or whatever search engine suits your fancy…

( SEARCH Marketing and SEO tip: sometimes you really gotta dig into google and make it past paid SEO and google rankings, to find those hidden gems! typically anything on the first 5 pages is engineered to be there, but doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best info )

1. Acid Reflux/Indigestion Aid
2. ADD/ ADHD
3. Allergies
4. Alzheimer’s
5. Asthma
6. Autism
7. Blood Pressure Regulation
8. Bowel Function
9. Bronchial Infections
10. Cancer – has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer in laboratory tests
11. Candida
12. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
13. Cataracts
14. Cholesterol – improves HDL  to LDL  %
15. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
16. Crohn’s Disease
17. Circulation
18. Colds cures the common cold and other flu-like Viruses
19. Constipation
20. Cystic Fibrosis
21. Cystitis
22. Degenerative Diseases
23. Depression
24. De-Quervains Tenosynovitis
25. Diabetes – helps stabilize blood sugar.
26. Dysentery
27. Eczema
28. Edema
29. Endometriosis
30. Energy boost
31. Epilepsy
32. Fever Support
33. Fibrocystic Breast
34. Flaky, Dry Skin
35. Gallbladder disease and pain
36. Gas
37. Gastritis
38. Glaucoma
39. Gonorrehea
40. Gout
41. Grave’s Disease
42. Gum Disease
43. H. Pylori
44. Halitosis
45. Hashimoto’s
46. Head Lice
47. Heart Disease
48. Hemorrhoids
49. HIV – is known to reduce the viral load
50. Hormone Regulator
51. Hyperthyroidism
52. Immune System Builder
53. Inflammation
54. Influenza
55. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
56. Jaundice
57. Kidney Disease
58. Kidney Stones – aids in dissolving them
59. Liver Disease
60. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
61. Low Blood Clotting
62. Lung Disease
63. Lupus
64. Malabsorption Syndrome
65. Malnutrition
66. Menstrual Cramps
67. Mental Clarity
68. Menopause –
69. Menstruation Relief
70. Migraines
71. Mononucleosis
72. MRSA
73. Multiple Sclerosis
74. Osteoporosis
75. Pancreatitis
76. Parasites
77. Parkinson’s
78. Periodontal Disease/ Tooth Decay
79. Pneumonia
80. Prostate Enlargement
81. Retinitis Pigmentosa
82. Retinopathy
83. Rickets
84. Skin problems
85. Scurvy
86. Smoker’s Cough
87. Spider Veins
88. Staphyloccus
89. Stomach Ulcers
90. Tinnitus
91. Toenail fungus
92. Thrush
93. Thyroid Function
94. Typhoid
95. Ulcerative Colitis
96. UTI’s + Bladder Infections
97. Yeast Infections

28 remedies

1. Acne – the fact that coconut oil is a superb antispetic, antioxidant and
2. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub inside the nasal passage to form a barrier against clingy pollen and allergins
3. Arthritis- eases inflmmation
4. Athletes foot – anti-fungal power of coconut oil is a quick cure for itchy, burny, athletes feet
5. Back Pain/Sore Muscles see # 3
6. Balding –Coconut oil supports cell regeneration.
7. Boils and Cysts
8. Canker Sores
9. Cellulite
10. Cold Sores
11. Conjunctivitis – applied around and in the eye
12. Contact Dermatitis
13. Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies.
14. Eczema
15. Genital Warts – through topical application over 6 weeks and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts.
16. Gum Disease and Gingivitis – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
17. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
18. Hives
19. Itchy Eyes – put a dab of coconut oil in itchy eyes. You will have blurred vision for a couple of minutes but the itch will be gone!
20. Keloids – apply keloid /scarred skin x3 a day to reduce puffyness and restore balance and appearance of scar tissue.
21. Keratosis Pilaris – apply on its own or add himalayan or sea salt and create an amazing exfoliator.
22. Pink eye – use around the eye – and/or in the eye to soothe and heal
23. Psoriasis
24. Rosacea
25. Shingles
26. Warts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         27. Insect Repellent  – those little bastards just don’t dig it.
28. Lubricant – it is an allaround superfood slip and slide for anything your imagination can conjure up

RX prescriptions for first aid

1. Age Spots ( aka: liver spots ) – apply oil onto spot 2X/day after a few months the spot will fade.
2. Animal Bites – apply oil to wound immediately for cleansing, inflammation reduction, anti-bacterial capacity + followup w a 3x/day regimen to assist healing.
3. Antacid Substitute – combine 1 teaspoon oil w/cinnamon + baking soda = freedom from burn.
4. Bed Sores – apply oil to sores 3x/day to speed healing, reduce inflammation, prevent infection.
5. Birth Marks – similar to age spots, oil can be applied 1-3x/day w/ or w/out applecider vinegar to aid fading
6. Breastfeeding Bite – treat similarly to an animal bite. also soothes sore nips
7. Broken Bones – take 2 tbsp/day to aid in absorbption of calcium + promote rebuilding and healing.
8. Bruises – apply to bruise 2x/day to reduce swelling, redness and tenderness.
9. Bug Bites and Stings – apply as many times as needed per day to kill potential bacteria, ease itching, burning and swelling + to aid swift healing.
10. Burns – apply to burn  asap. continue to apply 3x/day until healed, assists in reducing scarring.
11. Chicken Pox – take 1tbsp/day + apply liberally all over body + pox 3-5 times/day to relieve itching + inflammation, and assist in the curing of the disease. ( can also be added to baths to create a soothing soak.
12. Dry Eyes – 1 dab per eye @ night & throw away the chemical laden visine products.
13. Ear Infection – 2 drops per ear 2X/day for pain relief + infection battling capacity.
14. Food Poisoning –take 2tbsp 2X/day to ease symptoms + promote swift recovery.
15. Hang Nails – soak hands in a tub of warm water and coconut oil and / or apply to each affected area 3X/day.
16. Healing cuts, wounds, scrapes, scratches – apply to affected areas 3X/day. forms a protective layer over skin, helps repair damage, ease pain & inflammation.
17. Impotence/ ED –take 2tbsp / day + use as desired in intimate areas. coconut oil is known to assist in reproductive issues, endocrine + hormonal issues and the scent is something of an aphrodisiac. as an alternative to traditional petroleum based lubes, it makes a delicious organic alternative with no chemical-toxin-filled side effects that can contribute to sexual dysfunction among other things.
18. Ingrownnails – apply 2X/day to affected nails to aid in healing & fight infection.
19. Insomnia – take 1tbsp 1X/day to improve overall health and wellness and to regulate bodily systems that contribute to achieving a healthy sleep. c
20. Jock Itch – apply to affected area 2X/day to ease itch, inflammation, continued use on the body will prevent future flareups.
21. Laryngitis – 1tbsp 3X/day – gargle and rinse with water.
22. Leg Cramps – take 1tbsp 1X/day to support potassium & calcium levels + rub onto painful legs to ease discomfort.
23. Lice –  can be used as a treatment for lice. http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-Head-Lice-Naturally
24. Mole Remover – evidently applying this post applecidervinegar compress has been known to see moles go MIA in just a few weeks- sans laser-surgery!
25. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on your belly and your pulse points and/or meridians
26. Nose Bleeds – quenches dry passages. apply liberally to each nostril
27. Oral Health – Oil pulling is an ancient secret that has made its way into modern day oral routines, including my own- coconut oil whitens teeth, prevents decay, heals sores, banishes bacteria among a plethora of other amazing curative actions. i recco googling oil pulling asap and making it a part of your daily regimen.
28. Oral Surgery – applied to surgery site, helps healing+ prevents infection.
29. Itch relief / infection protection: poison ivy, oak,  sumac and countless other irritating plants and substances.
30. Ringworm – apply to area 8-10 X /day until healed.
31. Snake Bites –( not that this happens alot but… ) neutralizes venom toxicity, stops pain, burning, itching associated w/snake bite+ promotes healing of wound.
32. Sore Throat Soother – 1  spoonful w/warm water + gargle for a few minutes.
33. Snoring Relief – rub a dab into each nasal passage prior to slumber to reduce swelling and clear clogged airways that cause snoring.
34. Sty Treatment – 1 dab 3X/day onto sty until healed.
35. Sun Burn Relief – coconut oil would have prevented this in the first place due to its SPF ability. but applying 3-5x/day to affected area is like bliss.
36. Super-vital support for substance abuse recovery (Alcohol or Drug Detox )–  3-5tbsp /day to boost hydration, purification + energy levels during the detox period. c
37. Swimmers Ear – i heard coconut oil + garlic = a cure to this. try mixing them and dropping them into your ears a few times a day.
48.. Toothache –  see oral health. gargling with coconut oil, or doing an oil pull will ease the inflammation and assist in fighting any infection on its way.
39. Yoni Dryness –  coconut oil makes the best lube on the planet, for any and everything- your yoni included

nature’s best beauty product – a million ways to bless your temple

Skin:

the benefits for your body are endless- skincare companies have been trying to mimic the healing and nourishing goodness of this liquid goddessesence; all of them failing miserably but still making billions in profit via consumer ignorance and glossy marketing tactic ) – coconut oil is a protector from free radical and oxidative damage to your skin, it promotes firmer, smoother, more hydrated, more radiant skin-  and those who worry about the notion of putting oil on your face need not, coconut oil ain’t that kind of oil. its medium chain triglyceride molecular makeup is not the proper size to clog pores ) – on top of it all – coconut oil provides up to 20SPF, making it a fantastic alternative to chemical-filled sunscreens and liquid gold for getting tropical glow.

• After Shave & as a shaving balm – lubes. quenches. soothes. protects. heals. bye bye razor burn.• Exfoliator & Body Scrub – blend coconut oil, himalayan salt or coconut sugar + ( essential oils if you are so inclined) apply body-wide in the shower for a super-spa like exfoliation bliss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Facial Cleanser  – replace your cleanser with a blend of coconut oil & olive or almond oil, massage into face-( leave for a few minutes) rinse. instant glow.                                  • Stretch Marks – for use during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks, and to nourish and boosy repairative capacity of skin.                                                                                  • Sunscreen – coconut oil has an inherent SPF. i used to get 3rd degree burns, i mean i would burn through baby sunscreen with an SPF of 75. when i lived in mexico i went naked on the beach daily in 100 degree carribean sun wearing nothing but coconut oil. not once did i burn the entire time i was there. no joke.                                                         • Makeup Remover – never again use a chemical concoction or rub your poor face raw trying to remove waterproof mascara. coconut oil + cotton ball = nature’s natural wonder remover.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Moisturizer – once i found coconut oil i never looked back. its  my-go to head-to-toe body quencher- absorbs quicker than other oils, nourishes the skin, and its soothing diversity makes it a fail-safe for even sensitive areas.•Minimize Pores – daily dabs will help visible pores disappear.                                                                                                          • Oily Skin Zapper – seems weird right? but a dime-sized amount will help reduce oily t-zones. wear under makeup

Hair:

• Dandruff – add to shampoo for symptomatic relief of dandruff. coconut oil assists in the control of oil secretion from your scalp- which contributes to the cause.                     • Skin protector- Hair dye –use as a protector against inadvertantly dying your skin by applying along the hairline and on the ears prior to your next dye job.                              • Conditioner/ Hair Treatment – the hidden-gem secret of curly-haired girls the world over. add to your conditioner. use as a conditioner or deep treatment. apply liberally to hair and scalp, wrap in a hot towel for an hour or leave in overnight- for a protein-building, silky, nourished and shiny mane.                                                                                   • Hair Product – use as a defrizzing balm or a hair gel to hold in place. use a quarter sized amount in your palm and massage from root to tip, scrunch hair or apply to strands as desired.
• Hair Fortifier  –   bonds to the hair follicles rendering them super strong and forified.                                                                                                                                                            • Pre- wash hair treatment– massage into hair prior to your shampoo to reduce frizz, and boosy moisture and shine.
• Split end healer : apply daily to split ends- coconut oil helps repair damage to the hair, seal the cuticle and prevent future splits.

Hands & Nails:

• Nail Polish Quick Dry — apply via spray-bottle to freshly painted nails for a quick-dry fix
• Nail Strengthener & conditioner: use it as a treatment on finger and toe to repair cracked, brittle nails. apply daily to nourish and fortify – leaving nails shiny and healthy looking.                                                                     ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • • Hand Cleanser– literally the best hand cleaner on the planet. removes everything from wax to paint to turmeric-yellow-nails, to garlic to grease to oil based products             • Cuticle Cream –use as a cuticle serum or whilst getting a manicure- to aid in removal of cuticles

Ears:

• Ear cleanser – add a touch on a qtip for to help remove ear wax.

Mouth & Lips:

• Balm for lips – arguably the best lip balm on the planet. its natural SPF helps protect lips whilst doing softening work…stays lubed for hours.

• Toothpaste – see above on oral health and oil pulling. alone or combined with peppermint oil this liquid gold makes the best whitening, brightening way to clean teeth. and being fluoride free- is of infinite benefit.

Eyes:

•Eye Cream – apply on lids, under eyes, to brow bones and around the entire eye area in the AM + PM for a superfood serum with an  anti-puffy, anti-aging punch.
•Eyelash Conditioner – use a mascara wand to apply to lashes, or add to your mascara tube for extra conditioning and growth promotion.

Tricks, Tips, Secrets

• Deodorant – homemade- anti-toxic deodorant. use it alone on underarms or blend up an eco-stick by combining any of the following: baking soda, arrowroot powder, essential oil + beeswax and aloe

• Sunless Tan Lotion -for those peeps who dig a self-tanning, i’ve heard te;; mixing coconut oil with nutmeg and coffee grounds will work in place of the streaky orange goo.

• Varicose Veins – helps hide and heal

• Tattoos – for its obvious healing and moisturizing capacity- coconut oil can do a bangup job as tattoo-goo.

• Vitiligo + Hyperpigmentation – helps restore pigment, remove dark spots and heal patchy skin from rosacea and other skin syndromes
Wrinkle reduction and prevention– rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

• Wax Removal – post body and eyebrow waxing use coconut oil to remove the leftover wax and soothe irritated skin.

Pets:

As good as this nectar is for us it’s equally as useful for your feline and canine and other furry friends. • Daily dosing will aid in nutrient absorbtion, improve digestion, boost immune system, heal disorders like IBS, colitis and colic and will assist in the elimination of hairballs. Heal arthritis, help in weight loss, boost energy and the medium chain triglycerides have been proven to decrease amyloid buildup of protein that afflicts aging dogs.

• Start with supplementing your pet’s diet with about 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight 2X per day. recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily when taken internally.

• Heals bites, stings, wounds, fleas, dry skin + allergies and other issues that animals tend to agitate. Apply to affected area or all over coat 2X/day for as long as required.      • dosing and conditioning your pets will result in a super-shiny coat.
• Prevents& treat infections like fungus and candida and reduce skin allergies- once my cat erupted with an all over allergy from an unknown source- poor meng meng was crying and scratching for days and days on end and nothing worked- i tried wrapping her body in a sock, i tried covering her claws- anything i coudl think of to stop the spreading of the psoriasis-like skin flaking- the only thing that worked was soaking her in coconut oil 3 times a day and covering her up with a home-made bandage; in just 2 short days she was completely healed.

 A note on wee ones:

From cradle cap, to colic to diaper rash to teething to a healthy and hydrating addition to formula, the incorporation of coconut oil into baby’s life is essential. There are countless products on the market that are riddled with toxins- literally try going into the children’s department at any store and seeking out a product sans PEG, paraben, sulfate, or petroleum-based ethanols; it’s nearly impossible and terribly frightening to be introducing these carcinogens so early in life. So please take this guide and adapt it as you see fit for use in your young one’s life. I can almost guarantee that even replacing the essentials like diaper cream, baby wipes and talcs will result in a far more even tempered, healthy child.  There are no doubt countless mommy blogs out there singing the praises and offering up the recipes and secret weapons for integrating this into daily-life. If you are a mommy or a mommy to be, do your whole family a favour.

Coconut oil cleans up

• use it to clean counters, floors, stoves, sinks, toilets, remove stains from laundry, take wax out of clothing, clean silverware, protect ceiling fans from dust accumulation, wax your car, clean carpet stains and remove odours, clean walls from fingerprints and assist in the removal of stubborn wallpaper, clean and deodorize your fridge, remove stickers and other sticky substances from nearly any object, add lemon, baking soda and vinegar to make bar-none the best eco- cleaning product of all time.

…all that and you can eat it!

As if all of those sublime uses were not enough, the most prevalent use in modern culture for coconut oil is in cuisine. Since the dawn of time this oil has been held sacred an incorporated into daily diets in a plethora of creative ways that contribute to optimal health. Use it as a cooking oil or butter substitute in your gluten free baking-( use a 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing butter in recipes with coconut oil.) Add it to shakes, smoothies, juices and teas for a superfood supplementation, Use it frozen into ice-cube trays, as a salad dressing, or soup-addition, steep herbs in it for delicious extracts… the ideas are as vast as your beautiful imagination.

A Secret Weapon with more uses than duct tape.

From bases for homemade products to clean fuel for cars, to lubing up your shovels in the cold winter for easy snow-catching action ( seriously i just did this today after a massive february-dumping of snow )  to cleaning paint from your brushes, to removing gum from your kid’s hair, to freeing a stuck zipper, to stopping a squeaky mattress to lubing your guitar strings to lubing your lover… the benefits are endless and the best part is you can get as creative as you like. I will continue adding to this list as i discover more uses, but no doubt at this point – like myself you are probably asking the question- is there truly, feasibly anything this miraculous oil can’t do?!?! and my dears i believe the answer is a resounding no. In fact if there is something that you discover coconut oil is not good for, let us know and we will purchase your next jar for you. In the meantime feel free to go all cocoloco.

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#WTFU vol. 2 preview: up next on our list of the top 10 truths you need to know…

"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." sun tzu- The Art of War 


Volume two in the WTFU: ten truths you need to know series, is coming and its all about control…stay (at)tuned.

xoR.

Nourished Warrior Wellness: EMPOWER: 10 truths that you need to know – WTFU vol. 1~ toxintruth

warriorwelnnesWTFU aint what the fuck, but wake the fuck – up. it’s a harsh acronym perhaps, but the intention behind it is relative to the importance of the call to action.

there’s alot of misinformation, disinformation and saturation of useless information in the world we live in.

2012 and the massive energy shift therein saw a quickening that empowered so many more people to begin the awakening process, so much truth unveiled ( and often times quickly veiled over again by mainstream media or discredited by those whom want to keep the masses under their programmed spell. The reality however is that humans, blessed, wonderful, amazing creatures that we are- are meant to evolve. Our destiny is mapped out in the cosmos before we are born and henceforth long after we leave this earthly incarnation ) We certainly aren’t meant to live superficial lives in fearsome apprehension to dive into the deep end of our consciousness… resting in oblivion on material gains, striving for empty existence shrouded by shit that makes no difference. You can strive for money and you can buy yourself a temporary belief that standing on your stacks will get you higher up any ladder to the top, but those who follow a conscious path of course know that ascension can’t be charged on no platinum visa.

The point in short is, that this life in this time, is a miraculous, exciting and powerful opportunity… There are more of us than ever before- answering the call to WTFU and making it their dharma to assist others in the journey to awaken. And to all of you, you know who you are- bless your journey. Please continue.

in reality there are thousands of tiny truths that bring happy daily a-ha moments, and there are massive truths that are often indigestible given what we are, in essence, ‘programmed’ to believe. This list may end up being much more involved than my original intent which is to simply share a topline level of truth- however i will be delivering just 10 truths ( in no particular order ) that are as much a call to action as they are a call to awakening- and essential upon that often perilous path to ascension, some points may be obvious- others perhaps fucking shocking- but essential all the same to keep yourself safe and striving to thrive amidst a world where chaos reigns…

as a preface here i would like to iterate that all things need to be approached in moderation, with ultimate balance as your starting point. Balance is the secret of universal harmony. balance is key. This may be an obvious statement- especially relevant in modern life where its a struggle to survive and pull in the revenue you need to cover your nut- no matter how big or small your nuts are, balance is the only thing that will provide depth and meaning, enrich a life spent working. At the centre of every system of order, every measure of success in relationships, everything in the natural world requires a centrepoint built on fortitude and wise and economical distribution. Ying, Yang, Creation, Destruction, Light, Dark, Hot + Cold = warm… and all life thrives in warmth- from bacteria to humanity- humans thrive when they meet warmth… allow it to flourish in their lives. The concept of balance can apply to personal life vs. work in the world, to finding your core on the yoga mat and mastering that arm balance, to learning the lesson of moderation when indulging in the deliciousness of life. Food, Substances, Technology, Sex…Too much makes you sick, too little and you starve. It’s that point where you meet a sense of satisfaction where your awareness ought spark pause on consumption.  And this lesson of balance applies to those on the conscious path as well- for in knowing how much truth you can handle, when seeking out what’s behind and underneath the surface-finding balance is vital. My journey to awakening has sped up immeasurably in the last year and even as an individual who had her first conscious experience around the tender age of 12- 20+ years passed by so quickly and there is so much to open your eyes to that it often becomes too much- when balanced against the strive to function on a practical level. One day it was just as if life opened up and out poured forth its truth to me- ugly, unbelievable yet at the same time these truths were realities that i felt i already knew but had been displaced from, it was as if a veil was lifted and i was able to see beyond. Those who strive for the same experience of awakening and reclaiming your innate empowerment and sight, should do so under a pretense of mindfulness.

it is under that wisdom that i deliver this top 10 list, beginning here with the first truth: ( and many truths that unfold herein as waking TFU- is a process akin to peeling an onion…)

 

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#1- #TOXINtruth: we are strategically, systematically, persistently being poisoned. 

we live in a toxic world. toxins come in many forms- spiritual, psychological, environmental, physical: for example in processed and synthetic foods that crowd the grocery store shelves to the toxic gossip and mainstream media magazines that line the checkout- filling your head with nonsensical distraction and useless information that serves no purpose other than to provide orchestrated worlds of digression and fabricated dramatics that act like a puppet show to divert your eyes from what’s really happening… the least of which what might be in those 10 items or less on the conveyor belt in front of you… toxins perpetuate the cycle of ultimate consumerism and keep the corporate machines rolling.. when i go shopping at any given grocery store there is quite literally less than 10 items in the entirety of any given major grocery chain that i would even consider putting in ( or on ) my body. This issue goes so deep and stretches so far and wide that like the rest of the items on this list- it deserves its own feature editorial piece, however just to skim the top; here’s a few of the worst toxic culprits we are faced with on a daily basis that keep the masses under the influence and in the system and functioning as is desired by those pulling the proverbial strings:

Fluoride is a blinding control mechanism: 

tap_water_fluoride_poisonThis one is super sick and a super slick ploy that is so fundamentally wrong in so many ways that there aren’t enough words really. For one: Fluoride has long been used in rodenticides and pesticides to kill pests like rats and insects. In terms of toxicity- it is more toxic than lead and slightly less so than arsenic. As a child in public school i recall the days when the school nurse would wheel in her cart full of tiny dixie cups filled to the brim with pink liquid. if i close my eyes and try, i can still taste how fucken disgusting this experience was- everyone in class hated this. no, in fact we dreaded it. the justification by the school system i believe, was something along the lines of ‘healthy oral hygiene’ when in fact- years later i came to understand that fluoride has a massive impact on both learning capacity and brain function, it in effect shuts down certain receptors that allow us to absorb and retain information… and what better a way to get this highly toxic substance into the masses, beginning at a pivotal age. The education systems are clearly in cahoots with ‘whomever’ – it is that is pulling the strings behind the so-called curtain.

Harvard review of brain studies involving the use of fluoride concluded that exposure to the substance causes damage to neurological development; meaning those whom had been exposed to fluoride over certain periods of time or whom lived in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQs than those in areas with lower levels.  ( Further, 15 percent of children in the high-fluoride city had signs of mental retardation) This research only adds to an ever-expanding number of studies on humans and animals demonstrating the damage inflicted on your brain by fluoride. Most notably- your pineal gland  (  or seat of the soul, spiritual antenna, intuition organ, gateway to the infinite etc. ) Which is the primary target of fluoride accumulation in the body. (  for those who aren’t aware the pineal is a wee gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain that regulates both melatonin and serotonin   ( which helps regulate mood, hormones and protects the body from free-radical damage ) and is responsible for awakening in humans, opening the third eye and becoming conscious. The molecule which opens us to spiritual experience, otherwise known as DMT ( a naturally occurring psychedelic responsible for conscious understanding ) is housed in the pineal gland. Studies also show that the pineal literally has every biological component required to be a functioning eye similar to the other two we use. The purpose of the pineal gland as a conscious awakening portal has been buried under centuries of toxic diversion and misinformation so much so that there are those who still do not know it even exists let alone what its purpose is. ( for proof on the Pineal gland click here: http://www.riseearth.com/2014/01/proof-that-pineal-gland-is-literally.html?m=1

Sodium Fluoride is not good for you period. Nevermind your teeth which are systematically destroyed by its effects- it collects heavy metals and binds to calcium and other minerals in the body causing calcification and degradation of not only the precious Pineal gland but all tissues, bones and pretty much every bodily system. The use of fluoride as a mechanism of control can be traced back to WW2 and The Nazi regime ( it’s true, google it. ) Some believe that the third reich evolved into what is now a fourth reich- which is the topic of the 2008 book by Jim Marrs) Fluoridization of drinking water is something that is banned in many countries, unfortunately in North American ‘governments etc.’ aptly use the tactic as a way to exert control on a massive, massive level. The effects of fluoride on the human system are of undeniable benefit to those seeking to dominate or control population on every level-  in short, it makes humans docile, subservient and unable to resist domination.

The FDA now requires warnings on all toothpaste containing fluoride, yet the brands are still touting its dental benefits with legitimizing claims made by dentists endorsing them. In China and India millions now suffer from crippling bone diseases from water contaminated from elevated levels of fluoride. ( Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea it has also been known to cause severe arthritis, development of bone cancer, depression of thyroid activity, impaired immune function, premature aging and at an overall is extremely hazardous to biological development, life span and general health- especially in children. ) So imagine a class of 40 of children if you will, in protest- swishing around this evil pink liquid for 45 seconds every week, spitting it back into a cup. Intense really. The young mind always knows, prior to our instincts being systematically snuffed out over time, our intuitions were open to receive and we knew when something was wrong…

“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute

Another disturbing fact:  this craze in the 90’s started sweeping the nations, it was a plan carried out by a little drug company named BIG PHARMA Pfizer whom developed a little drug named Prozac. ( or ‘Fluoxetine’ ) A phenomenon swept the continent and doctors everywhere doled out countless scripts for this so-called miracle drug that could cure the masses of their ‘depression’ and various other psychiatric disorders…  what a genius invention this drug that would serve as a tool to create masses and masses of docile and subservient drugged up humans.

fourthreich“It is quite ironic that Prozac, which is 94 percent fluoride and given to hyperactive children, requires a prescription from a licensed physician while the same substance can be placed in our drinking water by dealers who have no medical training, no license to dispense medications, and no idea to whom they are administering this corrosive, toxic, and impairing substance.” 

— “The Rise of the Fourth Reich,” by Jim Marrs (HarperCollins, 2008, p. 193

So if this isn’t enough to promote awareness of what’s happening to you –   ( that’s right to you because you aren’t doing anything about it WTFU!…please.) I prescribe an  immediate fluoride detox program

I’ve spoken to individuals in person with whom i have shared this information only to meet a blank, dumb stare of disbelief and doubt- the sadness to me is that, that is the precise response an over-intake of fluoride elicits. They are perfect products of a calcified body and soul.

There are ways to detox yourself on an overall level + begin to de-calcify your pineal gland, ( side benefits being lowering your risk of cancer amongst a host of other diseases caused by this toxic evil) – strive for an alkaline diet- reducing acidity in the body will help your overall toxicity level and will begin the – process of opening your third eye  ( Detoxification and Activation of the third eye leads to vast, immeasurable improvement… an open third eye brings clarity, focus, concentration, intuition, decisiveness, lucid dreams, better sleep, clear energetic channels )  A closed third eye or in Sakskrit~ “Ajna Chakra” brings confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, pessimism, jealousy, envy and one-sided vision- similar to the effects of fluoridized self, yeah?

Protection:

Eliminate sources of fluoride from your diet. STOP using toothpaste. personally we use coconut oil to brush our teeth- in addition to cleansing it whitens and the process of ‘oil pulling’ has long been a trick used by those in the know. buy organic toothpaste @ the health food store, make sure its fluoride free obviously, but watch out for sodium laureth sulfates and other nasty chemicals trying to sneak in instead… Please do not take calcium supplements as calcium binds to fluoride in the body and will do the opposite of what you seek in essence. The reasons to stop sources of fluoride from infiltrating your existence are seeming endless but for those specifically interested in a detox of the pineal gland here are just a few of the supplements available will boost its function, aid in decalcification and at an overall nourish you on your journey to cultivating a thriving life:

1. Melatonin

– a plant-based, organic melatonin would be best. dose small, do not use for more than a few months. you can easily get these for a few bucks at most stores.

The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin, ( associated with relaxation, visualization, and the circadian rhythms of the body )  purchasing melatonin supplements, make sure the products are plant-based and not animal tested.

2. Oregano Oil + Neem Extract

oregano oil has been making big business as a cure-all for cold, flu and viral symptoms for a while now. Neem is an ancient ayurvedic tonic  with countless benefits from skincare to antibiotic and antibacterial, it  has flown under the radar for the past hundred ++ years however in India is still revered  as a life-affirming tonic with benefits that are seeming limitless. Both oregano oil and neem extract aid in a purification process, assisting in the decalcification of the pineal as well as working on the  endocrine systems- and oregano whilst typically used in our western world to strengthen our immunity has super-powers the likes of which have few rivals.

3. Raw Cacao

Raw, organic theobroma in its native form is said to stimulate the third eye as well as detoxify the pineal gland. Side benefits of course include the dopamine rush that occurs post-choco-dulgence. Organic Traditions makes excellent cacao nibs + powders, rich with benefits beyond our immediate understanding.

3. Cannabis

as many know i have been touting the cancer-curing, life enhancing benefits of the cannabis plant for some time, having cured my own ‘cancer’ with a treatment regime of pure cannabis oil- i’ve been publishing an ongoing series following this experiment.  Among the plethora of benefits of this miracle plant,  Cannabis or more accurately (endo) Cannibinoids (The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) maintains our biological systems by regulating cell tissue-Using Omega 6 + arachidonic acid to make the fatty molecules that then act as communication systems that signal harm between the cells in our bodyboth treat and prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis itself provides highly digestible globular protein, balanced in all Essential Amino Acids, providing the ideal balance ratio of omegas 6+9.  Low levels of essential fatty acids cause all manner of issues within our brains including causing our brains to age faster, contributing to the blinding of the pineal gland, issues with mood balance, impaired memory, cognitive function and dementia According to a study published in the February  2012, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

beware the sugar mafia: 

There is a slew of up and coming research on the deadly effects of sugar consumptionobviously we have been warned throughout our lives as to the dangers of indulging too much in this addictive substance- but that does not stop 90% of North Americans from gorging on the regular- According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar per day. That’s 40 kilograms per year —– or 20 bags!

Even while the emerging research shows childhood obesity at an all time high-  ( literally like  12.5 million children and adolescents in the U.S. alone ) and Drs and Scientists everywhere are warning about the potential pitfalls of a sugar-habit- seems peeps cannot avoid the thrill of the rush… which as it turns out is directly related to its addictive properties. A study was done at Princeton on this subject – its results found that mice who were continuously fed a choice between water and saccarin ( a nasty little sugar derivative/substitute) or cocaine- after getting a taste of sugar- those mice would return to the sugary straw over the coke straw every single time. The study also documented bingeing similar to that of a drug addict- rats eating large amounts of sugar when hungry, ( a phenomenon  described as ‘sugar-bingeing’ ) undergo neuro-chemical changes in the brain that appear to mimic those produced by substances of abuse, including cocaine, morphine, nicotine…” So in short: sugar triggers our pleasure centre to release dopamine – which starts the fast-track to addiction. ( suck on this: Sugar is actually just one atom away from the chemical makeup of cocaine. ie: sugar C12H22011 has 12 carbon / cocaine: C17H21N04. The only difference is the ‘N’ or nitrogen. )

A Dr from the University of California released then groundbreaking evidence to point to the severe toxicity of a substance that has an entire society-strung out. Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, As a Childhood Obesity expert he says that sugar, which is made up of glucose and fructose molecules, is a poison because of the way our bodies break it down. To put a bit of perspective to it:  Typically people get most of their sugar in two main forms: table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.

“When you metabolize fructose in excess, your liver has no choice but to turn that energy into liver fat and that liver fat causes all of the downstream metabolic diseases- such as Diabetes.”

The reality of this epidemic is frightening- there is little you could pick up in a grocery store that does not contain sugar or one of its synthetic derivatives… bread, sauce, packaged meals, crackers, cereal… whatever it is you will find sugar in one of its alias forms- that is almost a guarantee.

What is really needed is a sugar detox- and i recco. that on the journey to optimal wellness everyone undergo at least one detox a month- from sugar specifically. Speaking as someone who when working in the marketing world- as an account exec for Coca-Cola with a 12 diet coke ( yes literally 12! )  per day habit-  i totally get the grip the sugar-mafia puts on our lives.   i am a recovering aspartame junkie and i’ve been through the process of giving up and i know what it takes to let go of something our bodies and brains are begging for…

Protection: The best possible medicine is to reset your dopamine channels, seems like a difficult feat although it is quite easy if you commit to re-alignment. Post substance abuse of any kind our brains technically stop knowing how to release the feel good chemicals that instigate the bliss we all seek… however replacing one habit with another is often the easiest way for peeps to retrain themselves whilst in a detox from evils. Exercise on the regular is the best possible solution to re-instating your natural dopamine supply- yoga, meditation, running, whatever it is – grab a solid soundtrack and just go for it. Your body will be flooded with fresh energy in no time and there will be no 3pm sugar-crash to not look forward to.

ACT:

Keep this chart along with the others in your Nourished Warrior printed info-graphic arsenal- and pull it out whilst you are shopping for fuel- use it to cross reference the ingredients in the grocery store aisles and learn how to spot members of the sugar mafia hiding out in your goods. There are around 200 names for sugar shown here, however this is an ever-expanding mafia with new members being initiated all the time, so keep in mind that anything that looks ‘sugar free’ most likely is not.

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electromagnetic pollution/environmental toxins: chemtrails, heavy-metals, HAARP, ‘imbalanced’ individuals…

heavy metals: some whom have had a plethora of dental work, are wise to the realities of dental amalgam’s mercury content- entire generations walking ’round with a mouth full of deadly heavy metals is a pretty frightening notion, but not as frightening as some of the other ways we are exposed to substances such as – Arsenic, Asbestos, Benzene, Cadmium, Dioxin and dioxin-like substances, fluoride, Lead, Mercury along with Highly hazardous pesticides ( such as roundup for example ) all of which are listed by the World Health Organization as the most fearsome and toxic and ‘potentially’ harmful. These stable elements cannot be metabolized by the body and their bio-accumulative nature is the scariest piece- our bodies cannot remove these substances easily- and they build up to often fatal levels the longer we are exposed. Acute heavy metal intoxications can cause damaging oxidative free radical proliferation &  degenerative disease in the central nervous, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, lungs, kidneys, liver, endocrine glands, and bones. Chronic heavy metal exposure has also been implicated in cancer, schitzophrenia, insanity, rage and a slew of other illnesses both physical and mental.

Ubiquitous in the environment and in our food sources- it’s incredibly difficult to avoid heavy metal toxicity especially when eating non-processed/synthetic foods ( synthetic foods have no resemblance molecular or otherwise to any living food group- therefore by nature or un-nature as it were – do not contain as many heavy metals as other foods. Those of us who adhere to strict vegan or organic diets ( because let’s face it raw foods are incredibly difficult to afford us a full diet given the availability and financial implications…) are often sometimes exposed to even more metals because of our choice to eat unprocessed or synthetic. Many toxic heavy metals act as molecular “mimics” of nutritionally essential trace elements; ( healthy homeopathic alternatives of aluminum or the like, for example ) and as a result, they compete with essential metallic cofactors for cell and enzyme function / dynamics. In short: they are evil imposters of otherwise vital nutrients and infiltrate the same parts of the body that the otherwise healthy nutritives do. ( an example of this is shown in the video below done by the Health Ranger, whom explains how the mimicing process works )

Protection:

one of the best things you can do to avoid knowingly exposing yourself, beyond the employment of a whole-food nutrition plan is to avoid flu shots ( which contain mercury and a slew of other nasty substances ) and avoid vaccinating your children. ( indeed the topic of vaccines deserves an entire section unto itself but i will leave it to those conscious seeker to explore this topic beyond the topline )

among the supplements that can reverse and heal the effects of heavy metal exposure :

Vitamin E: ( Through its antioxidant action, it mitigates some of the toxic damage caused by heavy metals )

Chlorella (a unicellular green algae with the ability to bind cadmium , zinc, copper, and lead: it has been used to detoxify wastewater of metal contaminants )

Pro-biotics ( some probiotic bacteria can minimize toxin exposure via trapping + metabolizing heavy metals)

Silicon or Silica / DE or Diatomaceous Earth ( which is over 90% silica, made up of teeny tiny diatoms )   a powerful overall body cleanser, regulator and balancer for its ability to eradicate even the stickiest toxins within our digestive systems. Silicon however, has been shown to antagonize the metabolism of aluminum, which could also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, and continuously support improved cognitive functioning )

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 4.48.56 PMQuantum Pendant: this is something each of us in the Nourished Warrior tribe swear by and never remove. Quantum / Scalar energy has the capacity to awaken you on a much higher frequency in addition to its amazing detoxification and cleansing properties, They emit a healing frequency that works on a multitude of levels to neutralize electromagnetic pollution, block the evil EMF energies emitted by cell phones- which sap energy and add to free radical generation, Improve immune function (live bloodcell microscopy has shown red blood cell clumping is immediately reduced when a quantum pendant is placed next to the blood sample). and work to reduce inflammation in the body- ( one of our key warriors suffered chronic pain for years – the adornment of this pendant has assisted in achieving a 50% reduction in medication and an overall improvement in ongoing acute pain ) There has been a plethora of copycat products released in the last years- including ones that contain heavy metals vs. the lava rock composition that the originals contain. So keep an eye out for imposters. In addition there are also quantum bracelets available – as well as stickers for cell phones.

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the engineering of our skies:

chemtrailsIf you are not familiar with what chemtrails are you might do well by yourself to stop what you are doing in this moment, take a step outside and if the sky is blue and the sun is shining have a look into the horizon for pillowy grey clouds or strange white lines… those while puffy lines that resemble an airplane’s trails, are in fact from a much scarier source. I’d implore you to do a bit of research on geo-engineering, weather modification, ‘atmospheric aerosol’, cloud-seeding, or  SRM: solar radiation management,  and its basis, fallout and the associated risks around the topic of chemtrails. A study done in the last few years by an activist organization tested earth and plant matter post-chemtrail sightings and found all manner of nasty toxins, heavy metals, and other substances that had fallen from the sky –   (  such as silver iodide– a hazardous, toxic pollutant which causes organ toxicity, skin rashes, anemia, weakness, weightloss, depression, skin discoloration among other things )   To be clear; these are not much more than biological weapons of mass destruction. According to several different geo-scientists the chemtrail program involves dropping or spraying residential and other areas with between 10 million and 20 million tonnes, yes TONNES- of chemical compounds containing barium, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum oxide, lead etc…  this program which is so sweetly titled ” project cloverleaf” is a super-secretive program in which many of the pilots whom are flying the planes actually have no idea of what it is they are dropping. Why, you ask? why would the government or anyone for that matter terrorize its people, poison its lands and effectively develop a biological weapon of mass destruction?

Consider the impact of the ability to control weather through spraying these toxins- rendering a weapon that could cause drought, famine…. destruction of land equals impotency and loss of independence for countries that are no longer able to grow and harvest crops. ( read:once this happens it allows foreign governments or any organization for that matter to impose domination in exchange for basic survival needs)
commodities are directly affected by weather and whomever controls the weather controls the masses. ( weather has been traded as a commodity @ Chicago Merchantile since 1997… ) In effect- this is one of the most dangerous, most shocking, most sociopathic and pathologically corrupt toxic truths happening in our world today.

last year when we attended the Total Health show we were party to a Documentary about- HAARP-

( for those of you who are not party to the realities of HAARP- it’s a pretty terrifying ongoing program run by the same peeps who are responsible for CHEMTRAILS… HAARP is short for The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) and is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, among other questionable cohorts. It’s a pretty scary proposition and while technically it is described: “  its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance. “ at an overall the truth is more deeply disturbing, and for those brave enough to step into the know i would suggest checking out Nick’s documentary film ‘ Angels don’t play this HAARP’

Based on his best selling book, Dr. Nick Begich presents a compelling discussion of one of the important military advances of the United States government….digging even deeper into the truth behind HAARP will certainly lead you to a different view of the northern lights…check out: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/haarp_index.htm

.. low frequency foes are everywhere. Those whom are shrouded in the darkness of negativity carrying their baggage and burdens -be it ego or anger or resentment or hate,  affect all those who come into their immediate radius and the only answer to meeting this energy is to work to bring forth your wisdom of balance- to balance it by embodying its opposite. Light, love, high-frequency happiness which is not within the realm of understanding for those ‘people’ whom are trapped in a low frequency state. I began a series about feng shuiing your universe, which  in essence, acts as an existential mastercleanse of sorts- with detailed insight into releasing your energetic, emotional and spiritual baggage, those burdens that box us up and keep us down. Vol 1. deals with ‘relationship feng shui’ and delivers a workable process to releasing that which no longer serves you= as applied to the connections, relationships and associations both with others and within.

Learning to: embody, empower and eradicate is the solution to many challenges in life. As related to the topic of poisonous people in our lives: the embodiment of our personal truth, our highest frequency happiness and our light coupled with the wisdom and knowing needed to banish that which creates blockage and burdens us ( physically, psychically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually and energetically ) creates a powerful synthesis that can systematically destroy any ill will or low frequency foe that strives to depress your mojo. Granted there is so much toxic, lowfrequency shit that we cannot see – such as the aforementioned infiltration of our food and water system by toxic evils – but with consistent effort to cleanse ourselves of that which we are aware of, we are building an immunity, opening the door to manifesting, setting our intentions against toxic elements- and where attention goes, energy flows. Embrace your innate light, the seed of the divine that exists in every being. The infinite power of love that exists within our heartcentre and connects us to all that is- is your ultimate warrior’s weapon. Tend to the garden of your heart, allow the joy you have – no matter how small, how seeming insignificant given the magnitude of the evils that swirl round- to surround you with a force-field of protection that will lift you up and let you breathe clean conscious breaths…even whilst the air might be toxic.

protection:

read:

about the skies, geo-engineering programs:  Human Geo-EngineeringGeoengineeringWatch.orgAircrap.org,

join:

SkyderALERT: a social network of people concerned about the health and environmental risks of GeoEngineering, SRM and weather modification and they have released an APP that allows you to track and submit images as well as scan your area for dangers

watch:

Dr Nick’s film ‘ Angels don’t play that HAARP’:

hormones gone haywire:

unless you are a woman on the birth control pill,  over 45 on a hormone replacement regime, or going through hormonal treatment as a part of a cancer therapy, you may not think you are ingesting hormones on the regular- but let me tell you, man, woman, child, animal… we are all subject to the hormonal hysteria that is sweeping the world. Mainly the hormones in modern diets mostly derive from consumption of processed foods and dairy products, after Food inc. shed light onto the awful state of dairy farms in North America it’s pretty difficult to deny the notion that dairy products are causing all manner of evils to be seeded in our bodies- Processed foods of course contain a myriad of chemical compounds that result in an even greater myriad of health conditions over time, one of these being an exacerbation of hormonal imbalances on a fundamental level. Over 75% of American children under the age of 12 consume milk or milk products on a daily basis, consider that as you peruse the next tidbits of info here: Harvard news put out a study way back in 2006 discussing the dangers of hormones in milk and since then the issue has been either confirmed or adamantlydrugsindairycows denied by most mainstream media sources across the continent(s).  “The milk we drink today is quite unlike the milk our ancestors were drinking” –  Ganmaa Davaasambuu ( a physician with a Ph.D. in environmental health and a then Harvard Scientist. ). told the Harvard Gazette nearly 8 years ago  That is a whopping understatement in a world where nearly all of our food is genetically engineered – even down to the milk that machines brutally squeeze out of the bloody, pus-filled udders of abused dairy animals that are milked over 300 days per year- whilst pregnant and producing 33 times more hormones-  As such, The concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) model of raising cows on factory farms churns out milk with dangerously high levels of estrone sulfate, an estrogen compound linked to testicular, prostate, and breast cancers.   Meanwhile, raw, grass-fed, organic milk from cows milked at the proper times is linked to improving digestion, healing autoimmune disorders, and boosting overall immunity, which can help prevent cancer. Though you will never hear any of this from the mainstream media, all milk is not the same — the way a cow is raised, when it is milked, and how its milk is handled and processed makes all the difference in whether or not the end product promotes health or death. – Said a 2012 Natural News article

The link between cancer and dietary hormones – is a topic that has blown up in the last decade and for good reason. Natural estrogens (- on the whole Dairy accounts for 60-80% of estrogen consumed. ) are up to 100,00X more potent than their environmental counterparts ( such as the estrogen-like compounds found in pesticides – Non-organic foods sprayed with chemical pesticides/fertilizer accumulate large amounts of xeno-or artificial estrogens.

Hormonal imbalance is caused from a variety of issues from dairy consumption to improper diet to contraception, and in effect it causes all manner of symptoms from chronic pain and lethargy to obesity are reason enough to reconsider what it is you are putting into your body- but its the term ‘cancer’  that seems to get people to perk up and pay attention – so from a statistical standpoint, the data doesn’t lie ( although it does change rather rapidly ) One study done in the last 10 years compared diet and cancer rates in 42 countries. Its findings revealed that milk and cheese consumption are strongly correlated to the incidence of testicular cancer among men ages 20-39  In the past 50 years in Japan dairy consumption has been rising- as is the prostate cancer death rate which has gone from zero per 100,000 to 7 per 100,000. Part of the reason why this devastating rise in dairy-related-death has become what seems an unavoidable fate for those who are on the milk-bandwagon is that the US government continuously provides incentives to Farmers who use this detrimental CAFO model of raising cows, perpetuating the belief that all milk is the same- in 2012 a bill was passed that incentivized confined factory farming that forced cows to eat GMO feed, which on top of the abuse-derived, hormone-riddled milk that’s being produced- would see the animals become even sicker. for more info: http://www.anh-usa.org/healthy-milk-what-is-it/

A wise alternative option to dairy is almond milk, coconut milk, homemade or storebought ( without added synthetics such as carageenan- ) if its cheese you are addicted to, try either making a nut-based vegan option, cashew is great or if you absolutely need your cheese- there is a Cypriot cheese called Haloumi which is typically made from sheep and goats milk and is undeniably delicious.

the other hormonal source that is seeing women all over North America become not only imbalanced  but suffering from a slew of severe side effects and ever- increasing health conditions including mood disorders and infertility is chronic use of the birth control pill. Many women are put on the pill at a very young age as a way to manage menstrual symptoms or as a contraceptive. You may not live in constant fear of becoming pregnant ( unless you forget a pill ) but what you definitely are doing is altering your entire internal chemistry. Which can result in unexpected and difficult to treat issues such as inability to breastfeed, decreased libido and a host of other symptoms. Luckily, There are natural birth control methods which have been providing salvation to those whom have been on the Birth Control pill bandwagon for years and have had enough of the ride, this is giving rise to a movement led by Holistic Fertility Specialists around North America- In Canada The Red Tent Sisters- who promote fertility awareness and natural alternatives to traditional methods, have been helping women achieve happy hormones and eco-friendly orgasms for over 10 years. Take a look @ the video ‘ Five Fabulous Reasons to Ditch the Pill & Reclaim Your Health, Happiness, & Future Fertility’  a plethora of wisdom on Women’s Fertility as effected by the Birth Control Pill and how to replace that life-altering substance with a more holistic method that will nourish your thriving.

 Pesticides, Fertilizers and GMOS:

Herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers such as the infamous  ’roundup’ are still wreaking havoc on all life from the soil to the bees to livestock to human… most of today’s industrial farming practices have ties to one singular organization and the main culprit of course is Monsanto. There are countless websites, activist groups, documentary films and organizations in protest of this gigantic terrorist organization- however with its stronghold on America’s industry it is difficult to avoid buying into their plots. We published a piece that included a DO NOT BUY infographic, (see below)   listing Monsanto owned companies, for use in your arsenal- though bare in mind this list is ever-expanding and each company on this list is continuously striving to buy out the competition, a tactic that has even spread to the organic sector- you can find the Corporate-owned Organic infographic here:  GMOS is a topic which i have discussed previously, and whilst i am certainly not interested in repeating myself ( although there is definitive value in repetition if you consider mantras, affirmations etc. ) … the GMO-train keeps rolling on at warp speed bound and those on it are bound to see wreckage if they don’t hop the track. If you have not seen the GMO-fed Pig Stomach images,  see below… nor watched the Genetic Roulette film by Jeffery Smith or the films such as Food Inc. that address the dangers surrounding both chemical-crops and GMOs- you are in for a shocker if still buying traditional foods.

the initial ‘Clean Eating’ article i posted is here: https://thenourishedwarrior.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/nourished-warrior-wellness-clean-eating/

however here is a brief recap: The effect that GMOs have on the human body are still being discovered on daily basis, but what we do know is that consumption of genetically engineered food leads to the following: 

Top 10 illnesses caused by GMO’s

1- depression and anxiety- this one is huge.

2- Alzheimers

3- Diabetes

4- Cancer

5- Parkinson’s Disease

6- Gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcers, Leaky Gut syndrome and a host of other nastiness

7- Killing off of Bee Colonies- bees are absolutely essential for human survival on this planet

8- increase in severe food allergies

9- becoming anti-biotic resistant and all around increased toxicity to boot

10- this list could go on forever really, as each day something new about the harmful, horrific effects of this disgusting mutant creation is discovered. A simple google will affirm everything that i have listed here and teach you a wide variety of other horrifying information that is sure to keep you up at night.

if you need any further evidence, ( because perhaps you haven’t yet watched the genetic roulette film-)  have a look at this:

this is a Pig Stomach- used for research purposes to show the effects of a stomach that has been fed a GMO diet.

Results show a 267% increase in severe stomach inflammation compared to those fed non-GMO diets

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_gmo_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html#ixzz2j8nMTih5

protection:

For those who are not abreast on the realities of food in North America, It goes far beyond GMOS- and so in your case, reality requires some serious confrontation… First before even considering what plan of avoidance you will artfully execute- force yourself to come face to face with the truths about our failing food system; for more information on all things FDA, Big-pharma, Industrialized Food etc. please visit any of the following links to educate yourself further:

WATCH:

 for anyone who is not educated as to what precisely GMO’s are, and why they are a horrific invention by a desperate society seeking to perpetuate disease:

Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems…
It’s a real wake up call as to just how deep the corruption of our food chain truly is.. unveiling a world most of us have never seen: exposing the bullying & deceit of the biotech industry, Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, & how the USDA adamantly ignores a growing health emergency-

ACT: for those of you who need some additional assistance in understanding how to read labels, what to look for, what to avoid and what to weed out of your current kitchen: we have been continuously addressing the subject of chemicals, toxins and additives, carcinogens and other poisons bit by bit. –

here’s a few handy go-to GMO/Monsanto-guides to add to your arsenal- any and everything on either list are GMO ingredients which means absolutely, positively DO NOT PUT IT INTO YOUR BODY. The other inforgraphic showcases many of the ever-growing companies owned by Monsanto.

you can also visit the NON Gmo product site, and browse participating products.

http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/

: print it off ( it’s size 4×6 ) &  keep in your wallet when you’re grocery shopping or save it to your smart phone and pull it up when you are label-checking @ the store.

NO-monsanto

saynotogmo

top 3 tips for avoiding GMO foods:

1- buy certified organic. By law organics cannot contain GMO’s ( though questionable in the US- ecocert and Canadian Organic certifications are a safe bet.

2. Look for non-GMO labels, while the petition to have GMO’s labelled has been ongoing for years now, many brands have adopted their own practice of choosing to label their foods non-GMO for the safety and concern of the consumer. ( note: currently there are NO laws in place stating that companies that produce products made with GMO’s must label their products accordingly- a rather terrifying proposition but a seriously fucked up reality. Please do your research. Buy wise. because evil giant Monsanto will never allow the people to win the battle to label GMO foods- there are a slew of brands, more and more each day who are doing the right thing by labelling their products GMO-free. 

<—this is what you should be looking for on anything you buy; if it does not have this seal, and it is not organic – i don’t buy it.

3- avoid any at-risk ingredients, the top culprits being: corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and sugar ( sugar in itself is a sick plague on humanity with its own laundry list of offenses )

Your best bet? First, watch the genetic roulette film, get educated- and secondly print the list i have created here, and avoid buying ANY product that is GMO.

11- PlusA stunning new research study identifies exactly what makes GMO foods dangerous, along with just how GMO foods causes depression anxiety and other serious health conditions such as autism, obesity, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.

Obviously the aforementioned is only just a glimpse into the vast array of toxins we are exposed to, albeit within those few is a vile landscape of endless proportion and enough to instigate action in those willing to embody and live within the truth. This is only number one in a list of the 10 truths and already we have covered a landscape of challenges facing modern day warriors in the battle to ascend. The distorted version of reality that we are living in is a programmed falsity that is oppressing us often without our direct knowledge. I will not speak to the intentions of those who are behind this programming nor will i divulge any name, label or entity responsible – but in effect it is a deeply intricate matrix of interconnected efforts to repress what we already know, what is encoded in our DNA as humans, what we have been put on this earth to do may very well be to reignite the wisdom within, to power forth through endless obstacles, and in the battle for our lives we need armor, the greatest weapon that an individual can have- is a conscious understanding of its opponent in the ever-changing war for our freedom. I bow to those who are out there sharing this wisdom and empowerment, striving to unleash humanity from the grips of toxic truths and repressive wills of ‘others’ whom come not from a place of light and love but from a darkness with calculated aim.

All said thus far-

your best bet is to get educated in the art of avoidance.

our best defense and our only hope of salvation really given the state of reality in the world we live in is to in essence- crack our genetic code and reclaim our divine understanding, our birthright – which is a default state of unity, thriving and empowerment; is to learn to be mindful in our lives. Not only mindful in the sense of being present for each moment of our lives- but mindful in our consumption, mindful in our actions, and mindful of our wellness. Love your temple, ignorance is not bliss. The luckiest woman on earth is one whom knows herself, embraces the truth of herself wholeheartedly, embodies gratitude for the earth and with beloved appreciation of the interconnectedness of all things, strives to walk the path in loving, artful reverence. Evolution follows a path of release and cleansing, the cycle of creation follows destruction and after we learn to wield our own light- we have the capacity to challenge the darkness…

with blessings and love,

#keepstrivinforthrivin’

& #tellingthetoxintruth

#WTFU

love,

R.
a disclaimer:
i nor anyone else affiliated with the nourished warrior, are in no way affiliated with any organization or anti-organization. neither do i subscribe to following any particular path to truth but that which resonates in my own spirit on my own personal path to ascension. i am going to avoid addressing directly those behind these truths- ( other than the companies publicly and widely known to be villains  )  or using specific ‘keywords’ here for the sake of remaining out of any firing line, spotlight or otherwise drawing unnecessary attention to myself. please also note i am not endorsing any cures, treatments or otherwise as a replacement for advice from a qualified PHD or healthcare practitioner. the links and info provided herein are to be used by the individual at their own discretion.

Nourished Warrior Wellness: detoxing your life – an all-in-one- condensed intro to clean fuel

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a mastercleanse for your existence.

In the plan to become a thriving and Nourished Warrior, it’s all about wellness, wisdom and waking up – not necessarily in that order.

Throughout our blog – you will find we will categorize each aspect of wellness: INDULGEFUELPURIFYEMPOWERRESOLVE and RESTORE Each of these categories contains an arsenal, from which to draw from as you make your way on your path.

Each aspect will address important elements of your overall wellness needs, and strive to educate, enlighten and empower you as to the remarkable avenues accessible to get you to your ultimate end-point. Optimal wellness, a thriving life. Becoming The Nourished Warrior.

In this installment we will be sharing insight from the FUEL arsenal. FUEL itself can be many things, primarily it is what we feed our bodies, during the daily strive to thrive.

Lately we have been getting alot of questions from people who are on the verge, the verge of realization in many facets, those whom need just that wee little tipping point moment to change their journey towards thriving. The Nourished Warrior Wellness armory has been building itself organically for months now, with several installments and various printable-infographics to wield on your journey through the consumer maze.

The foundational knowledge you need when you begin this lifestyle- starts with understanding those inconvenient truths surrounding both our culture and our food system, and for those who are indeed on the verge it takes some strategic maneuvering- so as you do not feel overwhelmed by the wealth of truth that lays just below the surface. Basically it’s about leading you to the cliff, with grace and infusing you with the wisdom to take the leap with confidence and clarity as your parachute.

It’s about giving the right amount of info, piece by piece and step by step- filtering it wisely as not to create discouragement or fear, leading to the proverbial cliff but never pushing you off the cliff by delivering an avalanche of info.  Too much at once- we’ve seen it happen- very often ends up in zero progress. zero interest and zero motivation to start.

The path is unique for everyone- but the one thing that is not unique is the need to take one step, one breath, one moment at a time.

Ingesting knowledge as if it were a balanced meal- bite-sized, moderate portions allow for a healthy digestive process- and it is the same when you are serving up information.

Having said that, this piece is going to be for:

– the peeps who are entirely new, either new to any and all of this,  just waking up, slightly suspicious and emotionally, physically, spiritually aware that something just ain’t right,

– or for those who are feeling that awakening in the form of physical manifestation…. ( Perhaps you are perpetually sick for no explained reason, you’ve been to several different dr’s each with a questionable diagnosis, or an answer of prescribed medication or better yet further treatment – excuses to swipe your health card- each appointment leaves you feeling frustrated, confused, or perhaps even with a false sense of certainty- short-term solutions that address the symptom, the immediate issue, or the side-effect, but never the root cause. To put it simply, and kindly- Western Medicine does not see the whole person. They do not look at you like the wonderfully complex organism that you are, with physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health that is interconnected- and thus needs to be addressed from a wholistic standpoint. They don’t seek true root cause- They treat you in pieces, and they treat the by-products of the illness which most times is, at its root- emotional trauma that needs healing. and our understanding of reality that needs healing. We have been programmed for centuries to suffer. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Perhaps you are ill on a daily basis with gastro-intestinal issues, popping Zantac and Gravol like candy or even worse- you’re on some form of dopamine or seratonin agonist that was prescribed as you described feeling sad, anxious, depressed, unstable, dizzy, unfocused, confused, de-motivated, insomniacal, or even just plain unsure as to what the discomfort was all about- unsure about your life and where you are going, what you are supposed to be doing.

This is for the chronic pain patients and the Crohn’s and IBS sufferers, for the peeps with no explanation for why you suddenly stopped feeling ‘like you’

Let me tell you now- before we begin this journey together- it goes much deeper than simply diet- this many layered lotus of understanding the truth of reality in our modern world… but the one place where we truly have control, is within our ability to make the empowered choice when it comes to what we put inside our bodies. As related to the physical aspects that are affected by diet and by toxins and by popculture lifestyle projections- and the inevitable manifestations of those illnesses…i have been through it all.

Ive been an abused woman, and suffered a series of toxic relationship patterns that taught me all kinds of ill-conceived ideas,

had miscarriages, followed by surgeries that led to specialists and a landslide of mis-diagnosis ( see my medical marijuana journey )

suffered anxiety, depression, panic, social-phobia and social issues of any and every measure, i’ve had sleep disorders, ( was treated with every anti-depressant on the market all before the age of 22 )

chronic self-sabotage and chronic emotional pain that many a day had me convinced i was crazy and I spent muchos time afraid if i let anyone know what went on in my mind – i’d be comitted.

i’ve suffered gallstones and gallbladder surgery,

a peptic ulcer so bad it bordered perforation,

i’ve had chronic irritable bowel syndrome since i was a child and was never diagnosed with- although i suspect that before i began to eat clean- i was on the border of both Crohn’s disease with a side of bleeding ulcer,

Popping ulcer and pain and anti-anxiety meds at various intervals and never, ever quite feeling like i’d found the solution.

I’ve had body-dysmorphia, various shades of eating disorders and neverending battle with food- that led me to the depths of sickness and the slightest of frames due to the 4 hours a day i would spend in the gym,

I wiped out my adrenal glands and wore out my immune system and my nervous system saw havoc wreaked on it from my simple day-today-

All of the above i suffered through western medicine as my blind-guide to understanding- what woke me up was the realization of how deeply our bodies are connected to our minds, spirits and emotions- and they but manifest what lays within us to be healed- without my journey with yoga its doubtful i ever would have made it to healing. No matter what your wake-up call is or whom your co-pilot co-creator or collaborator is- we all need one on this voyage to awakening our highest level happiness and health.

I never had a guide, nor a book of tips to read from, nor any friends who understood the depth of knowledge i sought. I’ve pieced together information from a lifetime of seeking. I’ve never had the access or resources to seek out the help of healers- ( alternative medicine until it is recognized as legitimate healthcare need, will never be covered by OHIP here in Canada, ) and it is because of that- i have had to learn my own way, muster up my own methodology, develop my own path to healing without the support of the Accupuncturists, Chinese Medicine Doctors, Massage Therapists, Ayurvedic Healers and any of the other countless gifted healers out there.

What that led me to understand – above all, is that one of my primary purposes in this life- is to be a healer myself. Through my own suffering i learned my own gift. An innate ability to heal others through words, through touch, through perspective and ultimately through the tools i craft– has been a blessing unto myself, as it’s allowed me the opportunity to develop my own capacities as a therapist of many measures. First and foremost- is always the journey of self-healing, ( and those who are in the know- know- that never ends. ) The work it takes to evolve yourself as a human being on the path to enlightenment and wellness- has no end-point. As my friend ( who is also a lovely satsang leader + spiritual teacher)  Paul Hedderman once said- “There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you are the gold” 

It is not a destination, but a journey. And a journey that with each step, gets richer, more rewarding, more blessed. So While i suffered all of these supposed conditions,  spread out over the last 30 years –  from those 30 years of physical challenge I’ve come out the other side nearly healed- each day becoming closer to the thriving state i strive for, and every day my desire to spread the love and wisdom grows.

Now this particular post was inspired by a conversation had on the weekend with a family member ( you know who you are, love ) who i deeply empathize with, not only circumstantially but also because i see alot of myself in her- as an empath, being near her, i can feel all her pain and the suffering she tries so hard to hide. But when in a closed environment with a Nourished Warrior – she began to come clean… as many people feel in the presence of someone who is truly present to listen,  a sense of security permeated the space, and with that comfort level came a slew of confessions- many of which are near identical to my own bouts with illness.

I promised her i’d put together something that would make it easy to push play on a path that would lead her to wellness. Now she may have been seeking something a bit shorter, more simple- like a straight-to-the-recipes- type of deal, but it doesn’t work that way. Understanding how to eat for wellness is like peeling an onion- a many layered lotus of wisdom.

The most important thing for anyone to know- but especially someone who feels they have so many issues they might never be well- is that our default state is thriving. Our default is optimal wellness and picture perfect health and the image of that perfection is continuously distorted ( firstly, it goes without saying ‘perfection’ itself, its totally outwardly distorted by culture’s impossible photoshopped version of what perfection is.) .. but what i’m speaking of is inner perfection, perfect wellness ..) it’s distorted by years of false advertising, false educating, false diagnosis, emotional abuse, masochism and self destructive habits. I speak from a place of deep experience on both sides- i’ve suffered through the sickness and i’ve sought the solutions that led to many healings.

So to start off – here’s a key thing to keep in mind as you embark on your journey to becoming a nourished warrior:

1-it’s not your fault. But it is your choice.

Here’s the thing : I was formally educated in advertising and in another life i donned a suit each day and was a part of the marketing mafia which finely tunes your perceptions- from music to meals to cars to deals- we spent long hours plotting to get your dollar.

What to eat, what to drink, what to wear, (& who to wear) how to act, what to think, who to follow, what to listen to, what to watch, – and the list goes on an on..

be wise to ‘washing’ :

That inside-the rabbit-hole wisdom gives me a most unique perspective when it comes to empowering you to the truth – and exposing the – BELIEF-washing that kills.

Belief-washing, is a term im pretty sure i just made up now as i write this- and the definition is similar what any other ‘washing’s’ definition would be- Brainwashing of course is the root- but in a social context- the original ‘washing’ was ‘white‘ Whitewashing which is defined as:  “a coordinated attempt to hide unpleasant facts, especially in a political context.”

 greenwashing : is a PR/Marketing spin cultivating the perception that a brand or organization’s intention, aim or product is environmentally friendly ie: the act of positioning something  as green, eco, ethical when in fact it is not.  

Health-washing – a term used to describe the activities of  brands and organizations that position themselves as ‘leaders’ in the mission to help create good health- while in fact they are very often engaging in practices that contribute to poor health.  

here’s  some scary proof:  you know the “Health Check” symbol that is stamped on a variety of products in the grocery store? The oh-so-official-looking seal of approval that supposedly renders a product baring it, superiorly healthy? It’s absolutely meaningless. It’s bullshit. Corporations pay the heart and stroke foundation big bucks for the ability to use it on their products. ( same as they pay various other groups to use various other claims… ) There is no standard that has to be met. Just an exchange of dollars for false credibility.

PINK-washing, this one- is a sick one, the act of putting a pretty little pink ribbon where it least belongs, packaged poison- appointed with a neat little pink ribbon to represent the brand’s supposed support of breast cancer research, when 8 times out of 10- the products that don that pink ribbon, are the products that are causing breast cancer!

here’s some proof:

Dove launched a line of products baring the famous pink ribbon. Each and every one of these products contained one or more of the following carcinogenic ingredients known to cause cancer or other reproductive issues.

So then, belief washing is the act of programming the belief system of an individual. Programming us to forget who and what we are- forcing us into being sheep that serve an agenda.   ( see: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=david+icke+mind+control ) Mind control tactics and marketing savvy combined to wash your beliefs- from believing that cancer is your own fault, to believing that if you work hard- you will be wealthy, from believing in a failing system of government, to believing in false idols on television, from believing if you give your money to the church- somehow God will love you more- ( (s)he loves you regardless. ) to believing there is nothing better to do than watch TV- there is no opportunity to evolve, you are enslaved by society, there is no revolution to be had, believing that YOU have no power. believing that there is no other way then the way that we are taught as we are raised- to study and marry and breed and pay taxes and all of the bullshit that leads to an early grave.

We buy into all of this bullshit on the daily, because it’s bombarding us from all angles- screaming claims from food packaging, from TV commercials and from magazines, from retail store aisles In many cases making claims that are  fabricated, nonsensical and juxtaposed on the processed products they are promoting or the unhealthy habits they are sensationalizing. From mindless television shows like jersey shore to other ‘reality’ TV- to CNN to ET to TMZ- media teaches racism, discrimination, bullying, teaches us to hate, to negate, to segregate, to individualize- to apathize, and to disconnect.

The networks that program your weekly TV- are in essence programming your life. That is belief-washing. Ask yourself how you really feel after an evening of belief-washed television and healthwashed food. There is your clue.

So while it is not your fault, because you are indeed up against a massive power – it is indeed your choice. To free yourself of the ‘washing’ – and be truly cleansed. The same as it is your choice to be happy. It may not always seem as such, but just as suffering- happiness is indeed a choice. It sometimes takes some seriously cleansing to get to the place where you can make that choice easily, but it is possible.

In order to truly be without fault though, it is imperative to exercise your choice. Choosing to educate yourself as to what you are putting into yourself. Mind, body and spirit. Your consumption defines your ultimate state of being.

So if you choose then, to not be a victim of any ‘washing’ – what is the alternative? How do you get there?

Small steps. Education and ownership of understanding is the first step to becoming well. Start with really taking a look at what you are putting into your body on a daily basis. Everything you consume- form food, to social media, to conversation, to television,- any and everything we consume is a choice.

It’s habit energy and compulsion that leads to our downfall in near every situation we are in. whether it is falling prey to a former pattern in a relationship that’s toxic, or whether it’s reaching for an unhealthy snack- it’s that comfort and convenience that we always reach out for- because in the short-term it’s easier and feels better than change.

The best place to begin, i believe, in banishing the barrage of brainwashing, is to first take a clean look at your daily menu. As we discussed over the weekend with a family member of ours who is having a difficult time manifesting all manner of physical symptoms- which as i tried to delicately explain- is most likely 85% due to what she puts into and on her body- particularly food. Since this is a daily- necessity no matter who you are- it is often the easiest option to begin the master-cleanse with.

It is particularly challenging and perhaps the most complex of all categories crying out to be cleansed. Because there is so much frontin’ and fuckery- around food. Most food aint really even food at all- it’s shit crafted in a lab.

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Unfortunately in the last century the degradation of our food system has reached a breaking point, a fever-pitch quite literally, and has become something that instead of fueling wellness-  fuels illness.

Diet is the single most important factor in maintaining and achieving optimal health and it is not only an under-valued aspect but it is an under-understood topic altogether. In the US Alone – 68% of all disease and 40% of all cancers are diet-related. It is through the perversion and industrialization of our food system, via corruption of the FDA, the horrors of Monsanto, and the never-ceasing decline in food quality fueling the incline in toxicity – that so many in our population continue to suffer from (food-borne) illness and disease. Also skyrocketing across the Western world are allergies and food intolerances which many ( Western Medicine ) Physicians ( through their own ignorance or compliance with this conspiracy) fail to properly diagnose; and when they do- the only solutions offered tend to be enlisting big-pharma by prescribing anti-inflammatory medications etc. ) Allergies and intolerances,  in themselves – are serious medical conditions resulting in the death and hospitalization of thousands- annually. Most of these are a by-product of defects in our industrialized food system. A perversion of agriculture, through the effects of  GMO‘s, hormones and terrifying herbicides, pesticides and petroleum based poisons that are regularly injected, infused and otherwise packed into our produce and packaged-good foods. The fact that in one way or another near every illness or complaint could likely be tracked back to what we put into our bodies- the truth that something so sinister has happened to food that it continues to cultivate profound disturbances in our physiology,  leads one to wonder- why is it that we do not strive to thrive? What sad state of complacency have we fallen into, that we no longer have the will to work for wellness? Why do we support a failing and flailing food/pharma/healthcare system ( that is so interconnected- the truth would blow your ever-loving minds ) ?

This knowledge vaccuum creates space for the conscious, the awake and the aware to rise up and take action, accountability and inspired action into our own hands. Through self-empowerment, education and understanding of the dynamics of how we as humans, relate to food- and the reality of what’s available to us in any old supermarket= we can revolutionize the ways in which we fuel ourselves. Ruling out the potential for disease and illness, and empowering those currently suffering from many of the ill-effects of a broken system of sustenance. All that it takes in actuality- is the desire to do better. To live better. To want to be the change that you wish to see in the world. That change starts from within, inside your temple – where the true healing and the true journey to thriving begins.

WE believe in you. We believe that you are worthy of better, brighter, healthier, cleaner and more sustainable sources of fuel, and it is our mission to bring that to you- in as tasty a package as possible.

#Healing is wonderful, tasty healing- that shit is divine.

So, so, so, Where to start?

First before even considering what to shop for, what to toss out and what kind of recipes you are going to make- make yourself come face to face with the truths about our failing food system; for more information on all things FDA, Big-pharma, Industrialized Food etc. please visit any of the following links to educate yourself further:

Secondly: in educating anyone just awakening to the realities of our food system- the second most important rule of thumb to live by is

please, please protest GMO’s.

WATCH:for anyone who is not educated as to what precisely GMO’s are, and why they are a horrific invention by a desperate society seeking to perpetuate disease:

Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems…
It’s a real wake up call as to just how deep the corruption of our food chain truly is.. unveiling a world most of us have never seen: exposing the bullying & deceit of the biotech industry, Monsanto’s strong arm tactics, the FDA’s fraudulent policies, & how the USDA adamantly ignores a growing health emergency-

top 3 tips for avoiding GMO foods:

1- buy certified organic. By law organics cannot contain GMO’s ( though questionable in the US- ecocert and Canadian Organic certifications are a safe bet.

2. Look for non-GMO labels, while the petition to have GMO’s labelled has been ongoing for years now, many brands have adopted their own practice of choosing to label their foods non-GMO for the safety and concern of the consumer. ( note: currently there are NO laws in place stating that companies that produce products made with GMO’s must label their products accordingly- a rather terrifying proposition but a seriously fucked up reality. Please do your research. Buy wise.

because evil giant Monsanto will never allow the people to win the battle to label GMO foods- there are a slew of brands, more and more each day who are doing the right thing by labelling their products GMO-free. this is what you should be looking for on anything you buy: —->

if it does not have this seal, and it is not organic – i don’t buy it.

3- avoid any at-risk ingredients, the top culprits being: corn, soy, canola, cottonseed and sugar ( sugar in itself is a sick plague on humanity with its own laundry list of offenses )

if you need any further evidence, ( because perhaps you haven’t yet watched the genetic roulette film-)  have a look at this:

this is a Pig Stomach- used for research purposes to show the effects of a stomach that has been fed a GMO diet.

Results show a 267% increase in severe stomach inflammation compared to those fed non-GMO diets

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040727_gmo_feed_severe_inflammation_pig_stomachs.html#ixzz2j8nMTih5

Plus: A stunning new research study identifies exactly what makes GMO foods dangerous, along with just how GMO foods causes depression anxiety and other serious health conditions su

ch as autism, obesity, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer, alzheimers and more.

Top 10 illnesses caused by GMO’s

1- depression and anxiety- this one is huge.

2- Alzheimers

3- Diabetes

4- Cancer

5- Parkinson’s Disease

6- Gastrointestinal issues

ssues such as IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcers, Leaky Gut syndrome and a host of other nastiness

7- Killing off of Bee Colonies- bees are absolutely essential for human survival on this planet

8- increase in severe food allergies

9- becoming anti-biotic resistant and all around increased toxicity to boot

10- this list could go on forever really, as each day something new about the harmful, horrific effects of this disgusting mutant creation is discovered. A simple google will affirm everything that i have listed here and teach you a wide variety of other horrifying information that is sure to keep you up at night. Your best bet? First, watch the genetic roulette film, get educated- and secondly print the list i have created here, and avoid buying ANY product that is GMO.

Thirdly, for those of you who need some additional assistance in understanding how to read labels, what to look for, what to avoid and what to weed out of your current kitchen: we will be addressing chemicals, toxins and additives, carcinogens and other poisons bit by bit. –

here’s a handy go-to-GMO-guide to add to your arsenal- any and everything  on this list is a GMO ingredient which means absolutely, positively DO NOT PUT IT INTO YOUR BODY.

you can also visit the NON Gmo product site, and browse participating products.

http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/

: print it off ( it’s size 4×6 ) &  keep in your wallet when you’re grocery shopping or save it to your smart phone and pull it up when you are label-checking @ the store.

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Next: as related to creating healthy and clean meal plans, we will first touch on shopping for clean-cuisine – where to buy safe food locally and how to prepare naturally powerful foods that will sustain,nourish and fuel your overall wellness.

Navigating the maze of pre-packaged poisons and debunking the bullshit that’s depraved-is tough, it’s all cleverly worded by genius smiths of copy and talented art directors and packaging designers who spend years studying consumer trends, psychology of shopping and the hierarchy of needs that compels your purchase. I’ve been one of those people at high-level agencies whoring for one of the biggest brands on the planet. With a behind the scenes understanding of what really goes in to manufacturing the messages that sell- with peeps like us speaking out, it’s no wonder that so many legions of people are questioning everything they see- especially the foods which contain unpronouncable items – and shit that you wouldnt feed the starving. Alot of what has rendered us sick, toxic and generally unwell at an overall is not entirely our fault. Reality is we live in a society that has been crafted to cultivate our demise. That may sound like crazy ass- 1% occupy shit, but believe me, the things that we are shown, the realiy we see is akin to the tip of an iceberg. Corporations package poisons that line store shelves backed by marketing that’s chief concept is to amuse and confuse.

: manifesting a meal plan that empowers : vol. 1 |  SHOPPING part 1

for the smartphone user to wisen herself up to what’s potentially harmful, especially when shopping for nourishment.

So, we discussed the dangers of dealing with GMO’s, Any product produced by Monsanto- and the health-washing that is so widespread that is is keeping consumers confused about what the fuck they can actually EAT in this day and age. We feel you, dude. We have been struggling through the same suffersome bullshit near each and every time we enter a grocery store, and it never gets any easier- especially with the new and improved ways in which marketers and manufacturers have sneakily continued to produce chemical-ridden food- touted as ‘natural’. ‘eco’ or even ‘organic’- they continue to produce food that is totally toxic, and think they are pulling one over on you when you cleverly pull out your app- that tells you what the un-pronouncable ingredients on that label mean- and they have found a new way to rename the synthetic evils and get em into the products without you being any the wiser. The reality is that its fucken tough dude, because of that we have created our printable infographics, but also recco’d is doing what we do- downloading a series of App’s for your iPhone that allow you to plug right into what’s edible as you browse. ( some of them even let you scan the label for potential danger )

here are just some of the great APPS out there to help you on your journey through the grocery store aisles::

we recco: What’s in my food?

Buycott

ISCANMYFOOD- which lets you scan the labels for chemicals as you shop

Chemical Maze -” The ultimate shopping guide to decode the Food Additives and Cosmetic Ingredients Maze”

and CPSI chemical cuisine

–   those are just a few of the many many apps that are part of a list that is growing every day.

Companies are evolving along with the technology and still stealthy getting the shit into our foods but we can arm ourselves with wise-shopper weaponry, to out-wit the wankers who want to sicken us.

Now that we have provided a few tools for empowerment, to wield on your grocery store journey, let’s have a look at what is actually safe to buy from the grocery store shelves.

Produce is huge. We all need it, our bodies crave it- and it can get pretty pricey to buy organic, but let me tell you- when it’s a tradeoff between spending the extra 40 cents per pound to get that organic fruit- or paying literally for the rest of your life as you suffer from gastrointestinal issues or severe depression caused by chemicals sprayed onto food… The investment takes on a new meaning.

Pretty much goes without saying to NEVER BUY- any produce that is not organic, there are levels of toxicity- sure, but regardless your optimal wellness requires NO chemicals whatsoever, not even in small amounts and nearly every piece of produce available in grocery store departments, is coated with herbicides, pesticides of what measure- you might never know. Having said that- there is a rule of thumb in this particular area- its called the ‘dirty dozen & the clean 15’ which will illustrate to you, the top 12 filthiest fruits and veggies, along with the cleanest 15 you can buy non-organic. Here is a handy healthy-chart with which to wield on your grocery store journey. please either save this image to your smart-phone for reference- or print this out and put it in your wallet!

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If you do decide to go organic, here’s what you need to know:

Not all organic is organic, and not all organic means healthy. and Definitely ‘natural’ does NOT mean organic. ( infact natural should be entirely avouded all together, ( i cannot stress this enough- calling something 100% natural is 100% health-washing. think about it. ) Serves to be said that the least of evils when buying off the shelf will always be the organic option- however the reality is that there are very very few independent organic brands left.

Why would you want to buy independent? other than the security of knowing that your food is not being mass-produced in some massive factory, by faceless lineworkers who don’t know the difference between quinoa and kamut- the fact is those giant corporations are criminal. 90% of the companies listed on this tree have been accused of human rights violations amidst a host of other unspeakable and ridiculous crimes that are regularly swept under a very large government shampooed rug.

The organic industry is a $15billion dollar per year proposition, and quickly evolving into not much more than a cash-grab for corporate giants who want nothing more than to industrialize the very notion of the term organic, rendering it into just more mass-produced, bottom-line-driven, chemical-laden crap;  duping unsuspecting consumers into shelling out 2 or 3X the amount of hard won dollars for products that are often as toxic as their traditional counter-parts. Sickeningly also, in the US – commercial use of the term ‘organic’ is governed by the Department of Agriculture, a Federal Beaurocracy, with deep Monsanto-loyalty and little interest in preserving the integrity of our food system. ( Many of the remaining indie-organic brands have even shunned using the USDA organic label on their products, under the premise that the standards of approval are far too lax and lacking integrity. ) …Still the reality remains, we live in this society and obviously sustain the ongoing need to feed ourselves, so all in all we have little choice but to shop for fuel in the chain-grocery stores that monopolize our markets.

The average supermarket carries more than 30,000 products. Which leads us to believe we have a multitude of options when striving to shop for healthy meals.

The reality is much different. Of the very slim organic pickin’s in the grocery store, nearly all of them are owned by corporations. Even the most pure brands, are no longer indie-owned and it’s becoming a sad state of affairs.

The UK guardian did a survey on this topic and found that a staggeringly high percentage of consumers are entirely ignorant as to what corporations are behind their favourite organic products. ( although not a shock considering many peeps still haven’t a clue what a GMO is, or even so much as an inkling as to why they would even bother buying organic ) The stark reality is that, many big businesses want it that way. They want you ignorant, in the dark, and drinking the kool-aid perpetually. They want you believing that cancer has nothing to do with what you eat, and that modern medicine is the answer to all that ails you,  that you have no control whatsoever over what you choose to put into your body- and while they might monopolize the market, they can never, ever take away your fundamental right to be conscious. So exercising that right becomes more important than ever, and opening the eyes of anyone you can along your way, becomes your dharma and god-given duty as an awakened human in this world.

Some of the staple-shelf items available in most retailers are brands like: Kashi, Boca Burger, Odwalla, Bolthouse Juice, Green & Blacks Organic chocolate, all of whom have fallen into the clutches of some of the most ruthless corporate criminals, and it’s a daunting task seeking out the information by which to empower yourself, when making grocery-store purchases. ( even as a highly-aware consumer- having been keen to this knowledge for years,  in doing the research for this piece i came across some surprises myself when compiling the chart below )

Dr. Phil Howard, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, has been working on exposing the reality of the organic industry since 2007, by cultivating a database that lets consumers know which corporations are behind the organic brands on shelf. And it has evolved in the last 6 years from 30 topline companies, to over 100 brands that have corporate-parents.

So what does the Dr. have to say about the recent trend in organic food?

“On the positive side more and more of our foods are healthier for us, as more and more become certified organic. The USDA standards for organic prohibit genetically engineered and irradiated ingredients and synthetic pesticides. The volume purchasing power of these large corporations has also helped bring down the average cost of organic foods and increased their availability.

On the flip side, rather than rotating crops, major food manufacturers tend to plant a single item, then farm in on an industrial scale using trucked in organic fertilizer. Then harvested product is processed, packaged and shipped all over the world increasing fossil fuel consumption and packaging waste.”

So fellow-warriors, is it a catch-22? Do we be dismayed into paralysis by the industrialization of organic,  or do we applaud the fact that the food supply is becoming greener and more organic?

We agree with the professor on this one:

” As the industry evolves, we must address concentration in the industry, where food comes from, how far it travels and by what means, packaging and waste, a living wage for farm workers, preserving farmland and keeping farmers on the land, and continuing to be the front line for sustainability.

However, The success of organic, is a striking reminder that we have the power to influence the way food is grown, processed and distributed. Those who continue to fight for the ideals of the original organic movement should feel optimistic about achieving these goals in the future. “

It’s an interesting thing to watch really, the evolution once these brands have been acquired- particularly how many of the ingredients remain truly organic.  Some label-detective work would be wise when choosing whether to continue to buy that organic option… A good example of a turncoat-product here, Is SILK- who makes soy-based beverages, and after being purchased by Dean Foods, without changing their label ( save stealthy removing organic from it ) they made the switch from using organic soybeans to conventional GMO-grown beans.

Beyond the ingredient-watch, we need to be looking up-line and indepth into the backgrounds of these multi-national corporations that are seeking claim of a lucrative organic industry, Dr. Howard told Forbes magazine:

“think about the recent vote on labeling genetically engineered foods in California [Proposition 37],  “Transnational corporations with stealth ownership of many organic food brands donated money to stop this effort, which is contrary to the views of the vast majority of all consumers (not just organic consumers).”  Coca-cola (owner of Honest Tea and Odwalla), Pepsi-Co (Naked Juice), and General Mills (owner of Lara Bar and Food Should Taste Good) each contributed more than a million dollars to oppose Proposition 37.

At an overall it serves to be said, It would do everyone well to become as educated as possible ’round just what it is, you are fueling your temple with. ( This goes far beyond simple foods, and as we have discussed in different features- you also need to consider what you are putting ON your body, as well as in your body. ) But as it goes, one small step at a time towards becoming an awakened, educated, empowered, Nourished Warrior is all that is asked of you.

There is no escaping it peeps, we live in a corporate-owned world.  As we speak, peeps are even trying to patent our genetics- a company somewhere out of the US potentially currently owns 20% of your DNA. ( it’s true. google it. gene patenting is a scary thing. ) So while we can strive to be as clean as possible in our living, the only real way to be sure you are armed with the knowledge that you are living-pure, is to grow your own food, cultivate your own products and live off the land.. ( not as easy as it sounds considering the cost of real estate and the fact that most of our greenspace is also corporate owned, but small steps make big change ) and regardless, in all instances, knowledge is your best weapon.

There is a full list further to the hierarchy chart that we are about to provide that can be found on Nutrition Wonderland,  ( bare in mind this list is from 2009, and many brands listed have since been acquired by corporate, so best to refer to the updated chart that will follow here )  http://nutritionwonderland.com/2009/02/organic-corporate-hierarchy/ – this article details a by-brand database of goods, their corporate counter-parts, and the best part is that they have direct links to each of the corporate sites for sleuthing.  Also note: there is a ( now depleted, but still semi-relevant )  list of the remaining independent brands here, those brave businesses who continue to boldly stand strong against big-business, if you are going to really make a commitment to going-organic, strive to seek out these indie-brands who remain wholesome amidst a corrupted world.

So at the end of it all, what is the answer, do we continue to seek out local, indie brands at often unaffordable cost, and limited accessibility or do we buy into industrialized organics, because it is readily available to us? The choice is yours, ultimately. If you feel good in that you are making an ethical decision, and the contents of your shopping cart contains a testament to truly exercising your consumer buying power, rock on. But please just remember, your dollas are your hollas for a better world.

While this list pretty much covers the big players, please consider the fact that underneath each of these brands listed- lives a plethora of product lines and individual items, potentially claiming to be organic, all natural or otherwise ethical, when in reality they are not. In addition to this, many of these parent companies listed ( at least 70% ) are Monsanto-owned; as well there are other corporations ( unilever, proctor and gamble etc. etc. etc. ) who on the daily, are trying with all their might to acquire organic and ethical business, with a never-satiated appetite to gobble up momandpopshops.

Here is the hierarchy complete with organic brands, and their-corporate counter-parts. rebirthed, nourished-warrior-style for your printing-pleasure. We will do our best to keep an eye out- and make additions to this as new info comes in. For more information on Canadian products and services that are quality homegrown green, please visit http://www.ecocentricguide.ca

All we ask in return is that you please wield your weapons of wisdom when out there in the world.

#keepstrivinforthrivin

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SO WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT?!?!?!?!?! – 

manifesting a meal plan that empowers : vol. 1 |  SHOPPING part 2

 So everything is GMO, everything is poison, everything has chemicals in it, everything is carcinogenic and horrible for your health- and if it’s not horrible, it’s an organic product that belongs to a huge corporate criminal. Because of this fact, going to the grocery store is an often stressful act – and in suburban areas without regular access to Farmer’s Markets and fruitstands it can be near impossible to score a fresh, clean meal.

here are my clean-meal must-haves, followed by tips on where to get them and a local grocery chain breakdown.  ( yes they are all super-foods and with an easy google you can see why they are in the top ten )

1- coconut oil get this anywhere. my favourite brand is NOW organic or Maison Orphee but Grace makes a good one + for 6 bucks you can get @ Metro

put it on toast, use it to cook with, on your skin, in your hair, brush your teeth with it, use it to clean… there is literally nothing this super-substance can’t do. in fact, if you do find something, let me know & ill buy you your next jar.

2- hemp seeds – if you could only eat one thing during a zombie apocalypse- this should be it. get these in bulk @ the local healthfood store, typically you can get a pound or two for warriorwelnnes$15 – the smaller bags are about ten bucks ( you can get samples very often too @ healthfood stores, the sample bags will last a day or so for one person )

3- quinoa –   it’s cheap, versatile, delicious, it’s got all 9 essential amino acids, it’s a supersupersuperfood.  

4- chia -awesome mixed with all of the above and all of the below. ( tip: sprout it for 2 days to make it a super-super-food. ) top a salad with it, add it to cereal, trailmix, homemade muffins- smoothies, juices, etc. get it @ bulk barn by the 100G or by the bag @ healthfood stores. wherever you can find it cheapest. this is one of the ancient foods that are making a trendy comeback- & the price attests.

5- flax– mix it with all of the above and all of the below. add it to muffins, top salads with it, use it in super-juices and smoothies and you can also sprout it to make it even better for you. (tip: the stuff left over after sprouting is actually a fantastic homemade eco-friendly lube, just ask my friends, The Red Tent Sisters http://redtentsisters.com/you-want-me-to-put-flax-seeds-where/

6- nuts: cashews, almonds, whatever does it for you- as long as they aren’t coated with canola, saflower ( GMO) oil, like many store-sold nuts are.

7- cacao – i have the entire bean in different forms, cacao butter, nibs, powder, – it’s all glorious raw chocolate superfood bliss that can sustain you for days with its magic. the ancient mayans + aztecs actually used cacao as currency, ( it’s my personal belief that if done right, that could make a comeback in the new economy. )

8- additive combos: i choose maca, turmeric, ashwaghanda, hibiscus, triphala powder ( the organic traditions collection pretty much guarantees goodness, regardless fo what you buy)

9- almond or flax milk. i like personally the coconut almond milk. while it’s super-easy to make your own milk from nuts ( not pun intended ) it’s just as easy to buy some. There are more + more brands who are going the way of the nut now- and Earth’s Best- was the brand-to-buy- however now they seem to have during a shift in packaging design, conspicuously removed the GMO -FREE seal.. ( don’t think we didnt notice you snuck in the canola at the same time ) therefore we now make our own. But if you have to buy- you can get SILK brand as an alternative to homemade ( although please keep in mind SILK is now owned by a big ass corporation ) 

10. fresh produce. this is the sticky one. ( always refer to the dirty dozen and clean fifteen chart above if you are not gong to eat organic produce ) our best organic staple buys are always apples, berries, pineapple, spinach, kale, beans ( garbanzo, navy, anything you want to put into a chili or a salad or a dip ) you may be best to try out a home delivery service if you can afford it and are not close to a good grocery or farmer’s market. There are plenty in T.O. – front door organics, 

mama earth organics,  there’s culinarium, wychwood green barn and a slew of other goodness especially up there on the Danforth. for those whom are slightly east- there is Durham Organics- starting @ $37 per week you can get your local, seasonal organic produce delivered.

For local Torontonians- living in Urban areas, you have a distinct advantage in that alot of the neighbourhood grocery stores are independent and farmer oriented. Retailers in urban areas are wise to the growing health ‘trend’ and stock their shelves accordingly knowing that the demand for real food- is only going to become greater. Peeps in the Toronto area, make us envious for there is no better a place to shop than the Big Carrot in the Carrot Common on the Danforth- a wonderland of ethical products, an eco-haven for non-toxic household supplies and a veritable escape from the un-ethical practices of franchise grocery store giants that make up the majority of the suburban shopping-scape. Most of the products you will find in a retailer like the Big Carrot will be organic, local and free of most GMO’s – and of course will be priced accordingly- with markups that will give some of us shoe-string budget conscious &  ethically conscious shoppers- a hard hit to the wallet; however it’s worth it if you can put faith in knowing that what you are buying will not make you sick. For those of you in the outskirts of the GTA- in suburban places, you will have a bit more of a challenge when it comes to navigating the chemical maze of the grocery store, so let’s have a look at a few things to watch out for when shopping for your weekly meal planning.

a few notes on other grocery chains:

Metro:

– used to have a pretty good selection of organics and in the last year or so- did a province-wide sweep of stores that included renovations and consequently loss of most of the organic shelf-space. they have now just a teeny-tiny space for produce peppers, tomatoes, kale, broccoli and some other staple items can always be found here. Of all the Chain groceries-  Metro has the best organic produce selection.  

• Get peppers, Kale, Broccoli, Apples, Oranges, Yams etc.

* has its own brand of quinoa that is called ‘bio’ sells for $2.69 a bag and one of those bags is good for at least a 2 day meal for 3

* they also sell Bob’s redMill products, all of which are on the yum list.

* have picked up local Toronto Vegan brand- sweets from the earth– which if you are a sugar or choco-junkie, is a delightful thing. They make amazing gluten free brownies, cheesecakes and now cupcakes. ( just remember gluten free and organic does not always mean sugar free- and each teaspoon of sugar can suppress your immune system for up to 6 hours- bare that in mind when you are shopping in the winter months when germs are all-over)

Sobeys – has a pretty poor organic product section- in fact it’s shoved off in a corner of the entire department itself, allotted only a small amount of floorspace- and thus the offerings are limited here. Often times you can find deals on items such as blueberries, strawberries, celery, mushrooms, onions, and sometimes- but not always, salads. I would suggest if these items are on sale- stocking up and freezing the produce that will hold up well under frosty-temps, so that you can rely on the fact you will have these items available for making smoothies and the like.

Sobey’s has recently undergone some sort of weird rebrand that seems to be all about Jamie Oliver- i’ve joked with the peeps that work there they should run a contest to see if someone can guess how many Jamie heads are in the store ( it’s that ridiculous in there) HOWEVER, they have devoted a whole, new, amazing aisle to organic and healthy foods. Nut butters and cereals and staple items and drinks, alongside home-cleaning products and personal care needs ( which i wont be discussing in this piece but are a massive part of your overall detox program ) Nevertheless- look here for deals on some organic staples like beans, quinoa, gluten-free pasta, sauces, canned tomatoes and crackers.

The other chain grocery’s do not deserve a mention beyond this: We live in a time and a society that considers healthy, organic and whole food- a luxury, not something deserved but a luxury reserved for those who live beyond basics ( this couldn’t be further from the truth ) but it is the reality- so having said that- what do you think you will really find @ any place that is refers to Basics, Frills or otherwise?

In the next piece, i will be hooking you up with some staple recipes to start your transition with. In the meantime, this is alot to digest, may i suggest drinking at least 3 litres of water to aid the process…Which leads me to the ultimate lesson in lifestyle transformation – l’aqua. The # 1 key to healthy-living is water. doesn’t get simpler or easier than clean, pure water. I now luckily have a local-hook-up who keeps me quenched with alkaline water on the weekly- which is an amazing gift for which i will ever be grateful. Another little known fact that contributes to the illness of so much of the population is that many if not most of us, are highly acidic. Our bodies are toxic, inflamed, just straight up acidic. In order to maintain optimal health we need to maintain a healthy PH level in our body- which is ever-more difficult to do considering how difficult it is to eat and live clean. The very first thing i would do- if i was a newbie on a detox plan is make the transition from normal tap or bottled springwater- ( which is FULL of dirt and sediment completely invisible to the naked eye ) to Alkaline water. I’ve got a local hookup who will fill your first  jug for free.  ( more on him later, too )

that’s it for now, as you dig into this whole new world of wisdom, remember the highest level health and happiness all depends on love. the love you have for yourself, and the love you know you deserve. giveyourselfsome. xoxox whilst you are on the journey to cleansing your diet- you may also be interested following along with my my feng shui your universe seriesthe first installment is all about releasing baggage, emotional, mental, spiritual and otherwise. ‘relationship feng shui’ letting go of all the people, relationships, associations, circumstances and unhealthy people who dont serve your highest level good. This is all part of the mastercleanse and with each beautiful, brave, bold step you take towards becoming clean- you will become empowered, nourished and closer to embodying fully- your innate Warrior.

Next up in your own personalized series ms. J is- conscious eating: #superfoodsnackinonabudget: top 10 super-clean, superfood meals for under 10 bucks a day

#mastercleanseyourexistence

#keeponstrivin’forthrivin’

peace,

Nourish Your Nature.

– The Nourished Warrior

feng shui your universe vol.1 – banish your baggage: relationship feng shui

Summer swept through our lives seeming so quickly up here in Canada and with it the whimsical notions of sun drenched adventures and days that never end…are out…
One of the most beautiful things in the world to me, is autumn in Ontario… everything alight with firey harvest glory and whilst springtime is typically the ubiquitous time of cleansing, detox, cleaning out closets and sweeping the dusty chambers of our consciousness- regardless of equinox or solstice, in every seasonal shift there is always a sense that we need to also shift our environments within and without; become mindful of any buried and/or burdening baggage, rid our universe of the things, people, circumstances which no longer serve highest level good, burn down the blockages that block the ability to flow with the moments that weave colourful experience into life.

Time for a good feng shui cleanse.
Those aspects of your life that are stagnant or simply sucking up valuable mindscape real estate? They gotta go; and never a better time than now, to evolve past who you were and recalibrate your reality into a vibrant and revitalized version of now.
One thing i have learned, is that often by the time peeps begin to feel the weight of excess baggage in their lives- it may already have caused much un-realized damage that needs repair and replenishing. So ever-important is the necessity of being mindful of what makes up our proverbial (and literal ‘houses’)  … audit the feng shui of our soul – assess what it is we carry around, year after year, day-to-day, to determine what needs to take a serious hike, the hell out of our lives.

Mindful or not, the reality is that the excess crap in our lives, looks for a place to hide… it seeks out  weak spots within and without us, like a compromised immune system, vulnerable to disease- the clutter and the baggage finds a way to cling…this comes in many forms, unhealthy relationships, excess material nonsense that overflows our homes, obsessive thought-loops that fester anxiety and blockages, old love letters, photos, clothes that no longer fit, the shit that we own, very much ends up owning us- and the relationships we keep define our character. So in the overall picture of optimal wellness- it is essential to sit with yourself, take stock of your universe, and to formulate a plan to feng shui it- into alignment.

For me there is a strategy and a methodology that helps to cultivate balance and shed the shit that no longer serves; a finely tuned skill-set incorporating the concept of feng shui; That ancient system of order that allows for optimal flow of energy within the world(s) we live in; and inspired by the principles i’ve curated my own ‘cleansing’ an interpretation for detox and re-order.

I have applied sacred logic to the lay of the land within, and in my ‘house’ it is more than simple (re)placement or symbolic (re)decoration, but a dynamic way of rebirthing, re-organizing and replenishing all that composes my existence.
( disclaimer: those whom are serious into the system of feng shui, consider some of this conceptual and loosely used, bound to no pre-conception, held to no expectation except a theoretical inspiration for which to plot thriving. )

relationshipfengshui:

Having a deep seated desire to live a minimalist life, carries with it the need to continuously be consciously-choosing the hows, whos and whys, prioritizing both the expending of energy and the space i allot for all ‘things’ in my world. The most sticky of all shui- is the art of human relationship, the most difficult things to release, re-calibrate or re-constitute, are the relationships, the people we know and the love that we give and the emotional connections that contribute to the vast woven quilt of our very being itself.. Sometimes the relationships are living, breathing people and sometimes it’s relationship to self, how we relate to our emotions or connect to past situations – indeed sometimes this baggage is about all about healing the memory. Recalibrating our connection to source, by ridding residual ‘shit’.
Understanding the intricate dynamics of connection and relation is something that has required the highest level of practice, sensitivity, courage and confidence. All of my life, I have been a magnet for emotional vampires. I’ve been an enabler to addicts and a co-dependant to destruction, witnessed more turmoil and cut more people off,  by the time i was 20, than most do in a lifetime on earth… and from my own history-book of perceived errors- i have a lot to offer to those who are unsure how to proceed in this aspect of the cleanse.

I’ve been in relationships that have been riddled with abuse, relationships where i gave past the point of exhaustion, relationships that mirrored my own masochism and fear, relationships that went on for years after their best before date, that in themselves bred so many levels, layers, compartmentalized suffering and life-blocking baggage- sometimes i lost myself, forgot the essence of real love, the feeling and the understanding of what a healthy connection felt like. Lost the perspective of what a healthy universe looked like…But the massive growth that took place within even as i smothered it by hoarding hurt and fostering the wrong things, and appeasing the beast that created destruction- was un-rivalled. Without the dark days and the repressed emotional injury and the buried baggage within me- i would need to unearth, i never would have stepped into the light of understanding, with real wisdom to share around the art of feng shui, as a tool for healing; As related to relationships it’s a delicate circumstance but like all the other ’stuff’ it is essentially the same- it requires forgiveness and release and an ultimate understanding of why it festered and blocked up and why you buried and carried, it- and once that perspective becomes evident it becomes easy to leave behind.
For me- those days are gone and though the work never ends, i have fought long and hard for the wisdom i have earned as related to relationship release and detox.

Sometimes i face this shit head on by straight-up telling peeps they are getting the boot, sometimes in certain situations it is more important to simply allow the gentle release of people who no longer fit into the larger picture wellbeing of your world- than to strive to repair any damage or disorder.  Over the last 6 months or so, i have released more people than ever in a shorter time-span, many of them former clients, whom were no longer mirroring integrity that i demand in my relationships, or whom were moving away from a system of values that complemented my own. This portion of my feng shui system is never easy as it involves the emotions of others coupled with much courage to admit to yourself the failure that comes with accepting the truth. If the circumstance is toxic it can shapeshift and hide and appear incognito under the guise of goodwill.

We are taught that relationships are a lot of work and that notion is true- however we are not taught, through societal representation and historical documentation-  the right time to give up and say goodbye. Assessing this is something so deeply personal, dependant on a plethora of perceptions working to achieve the same goal. The ultimate health and value of a relationship can mean the difference between a thriving life, and a life repressed and drowning in excess.
There is no solid system for determining how and when is the right time to release, however when you endeavour to do so, i would offer the same advice as i adhere to in my own journey- and that is to make both objective and subjective determinations based on whether this relationship, at its core and essence- inspires you to be a better person.
Do your core values align?
Do you share the same ideals, ethics, philosophies, beliefs and both adhere to them, Does your connection kindle the fire of self mastery- to ascend?
Does it provide good energy ‘behind your back’ – ( good ‘backing’ – in traditional fen shui  is defined by strong, supportive, protective energy )
or is the backing bad, blocked with sha chi and riddled with negative chatter, false loyalty and ‘poison arrows’ or sharp right-angled corners that deceive, deflect your good intentions and deplete your vital forces?
Do you offer the same level of love and selfless giving that is required of any truly healthy connection?
Do you spend more time arguing or ‘working on the relationship’ than you do enjoying one another’s presence? Does that presence fill you with light or with darkness?
Are you truly in one another’s corner? and your ‘relationship corner’ brightly lit with unconditional support, or is it riddled with mirrors reflecting negative aspects of self?
Does this relationship leave you feeling as if you are truly kindred and not only understood but honoured for your unique and wonderful ways?
What is the single most important reason to foster that connection? Is it Selfish? Selfless? Suffersome?
These are some of the things i would advise to consider when tackling the task of ’people’ on your detox plan.

The main reason peeps do end up carrying alot of physical baggage is inextricably linked with emotional suffering. Incidents of pain and heartbreak can create a space within us that we then will seek to fill with much useless shit.
( indeed there are many people in this world who have fundamental emptiness, and not emptiness as related to enlightenment but emptiness as related to ‘lack’..however that is a personal challenge and not always one that is triggered by relationships, the emptiness of lack is one born of confusion and an error in understanding of what the meaning of true wealth is, and it’s more one of a sad state of self-deprecation, ignorance or pride ) Me, i value emptiness- raw space to simply be. It’s point zero for all things and wherein all things align.

Banishing Baggage:

Turning emotional baggage into literal baggage is an easy feat for those who are unsure how to heal, consumer-driven culture sponsors retail therapy, and we donate to its cause, marketing pits us against ourselves in the battle to align, to become conscious and develop the conscience that will drive us to a minimal life- where simplicity is the only ethos and breathing is wisest guide. All of this is the very reason you see television programs such as ‘hoarders’, endless solutions for storage space and a host of programming that celebrates getting more of it- to stockpile shit and clog your chi and develop advanced compulsions around the concept of ‘more’, a sickness that sees peeps making millions in the business of ‘organization’ – and props to them for taking on the challenge to guide others in the difficult task of freeing themselves; while not all peeps are so extreme obviously, we are all colourfully unique in our shades of self and suffering and each individual requires special consideration and a carefully laid plan to tackle their own cleansing and offered here are some tips to launch your detox:

here is a simple 7 step plan to inspire your progress:

( consequently and serendipitously post writing this, i discovered the number 7 in fen shui is related to represents solitude, inner wisdom, contemplation, sanctuary, dreams, visions; universally of course we associate it with luck) 

step one: defining the sacred to weed out the toxic. in a world of excess: take stock of what is important to your wellness by process of elimination
– make a gratitude journal, there is so much to be appreciated in life that i could fill a thousand pages a day with the wonders of the world; however, important is deliberate detailing of your own unique appreciation, learning to harness and wield gratitude in your life is an irreplaceable, powerful weapon to add to your Nourished Warrior arsenal.
This elemental step in the many-part plot to feng shui your universe, is crucial to the overall journey, so consider everything in your journaling, that adds value and thanks to your life.

engaging your proverbial lo-pan ( lo-pan = a feng shui compass that is used to define the bagua or energy map of a home )
In this case we are pointing this proverbial compass at the relationship corner of our ‘houses’, in feng shui terms this is the furthest right room, consequently engaging our right-brain to craft this list engages right brain energies- intuition and ‘ the (w)holistic view of things.

-Start by meditating on your life at an overall, consider all the things that create the mosaic of your world and make determined and specific notations of each and every thing you are grateful for, a deeply reflective process that carries so much underrated reward.

-Strive for 40 items per day- If you are struggling through the process, worry not – the list will create itself once you ignite the power of intention.

-Do this every day for 40 days, 40 is the magic number, while you are engaging in your feng shui cleanse.

( although in feng shui 4 can represent stability and groundedness, death or transformation, 40 of course is significant in a host of spiritual tradition, 0=first cause; manifesting into existence from the unmanifest void, 4-cycles of the natural world; 4 elements; body-mind-spirit-soul, 40 days-time to bring a vision into existence, 40 represents order, harmony and systems, 40 days = symbolic, a benchmark for transformation- the death of oneself and the rebirth alike. According to a french astrologer, “it is the achievement of a cycle in the world, the rhythm of the cyclic repetitions in the Universe”. )

Deliberate determination of all of the things for which you are grateful will allow prioritization of what is truly important. It’s a multi-tasking method for taking stock of the stuff in your life, that will bring clarity to the shit that deserves to stay and the ‘stuff’ that needs to be banished.

step two: make a shit list

anything conspicuously missing several days in a row from your gratitude glossary, needs to be identified and put into a pile.

tip: when you think you are done doing cleaning duty, cross reference to ensure there are not lagging ‘items’ that need to be flushed.

step three: those items ( relations/associations/connections/people) that make it into the baggage pile, make sure you have clearly identified them, and why it is they belong in the proverbial shitter.

Be honest with yourself; otherwise- this whole exercise is useless. But also be gentle with yourself as you may be particularly vulnerable right about now and it’s important to nurture yourself through this process, be a fierce warrior- yes, but don’t forget about pausing to reflect as you write your intentions to release.

It may require some clarity around what belongs here in the shit pile. More than a simple process of elimination of what you are not consistently grateful for- but indeed a full-scale inventory of the mind, heart and soul. Inclusive of your relationships to self, to suffering, to each aspect of living that connects us in the world.

In addition to toxic people, we very often support toxic relationships to self and to aspects of our life. For example, one of the associations i chose for my shit list, was my relationship to money. Specifically as it relates to my own value. By cleansing my relationship to money- i in turn allow for easeful abundance in my life. Other peeps may require cleansing of their relationship to responsibility, to failure, to success, to food or to source itself.

Connections very often have deeper rooted issues behind them, and thus sometimes what seems as if it is our relationship to success for example, that is toxic. It actually is a fear of failure- and thus our relationship to fear of failure. The same applies across the board in the interconnected quilt of our lives – my relationship to money may be toxic, but perhaps underneath that, is my relationship to self worth- and thus it is that association that needs cleansing.

Coming at this from another perspective – there is a lot to be considered in the arena of partnerships. Those people who have had serial relationship issues, may very well need to cleanse many aspects of their approach and their stance on love. For example, a woman creating her relationship shit list has included her penchant for ‘bad boys’ for cheaters or comittment-phobes. It’s great to burn up this blockage, but at the same time mindful consideration of what is behind these patterns is essential. As related to specific ‘types’ of romantic relationships my advice is: Seek the root of what attracts you to those types of men- ( hint: it’s often your own counterpoint in some measure ) and include that on your shit-list. ie: comittment-phobes= insecurity/relationship to self image / cheaters = relationship to trust / self worth issues / Bad boys = relationship to your own sense of rebellion and security.

The second part of the third step requires some introspection. Meditate on the shit list you’ve compiled and determine if you have accurately identified each core issue /relationship. Please remember very often fundamental emotional issues or habits and addictions are personified when you are in an unhealthy love relationship- and therefore carefully consider you aren’t presuming too much toxicity when in fact – once you leave that toxic or abusive relationship much of your relationship to self and to life will begin to heal on its own.

If any of the connections are especially harmful they may require additional detox in order for you to fully be liberated from them, however the third step is simply identifying the shit pile and preparing to flush it.
tip: it may seem harsh to consider ‘people’, connections and relationships ‘shit that needs flushing’ but if you have been taking stock of your ‘whys’ and the reality of these relationships as related to your overall wellness, this feeling should disappear quite quickly.
If you need an affirmation in order to make it through making this list- try this:

“I only have space in my life for healthy, positive, mutually supportive connections that inspire me to thrive.”

step four: Take that shit list and burn it.

You can make this either ritualistic, ceremonial or you can simply read your list and release it.

To add a bit of auspiciousness and symbolic empowerment to this action, you can stand facing south, tie a red thread ’round your list before you quite literally, light it up. ( red thread is an auspicious and sacred symbol, used as a tool of protection for centuries; thought to have supernatural powers, which protect, bring blessings, good fortune, love and abundance and aid in manifesting destiny. )

The thing about fire, is that it cannot be stored. It must be created in order to destroy and thus is its primordial power to achieve the release.
In feng shui fire represents regret from loss of love, and disappointment in relationships.

Take that shit list and burn it.

Yep. watch it smoke and flame and feel the release from all of the suffering that you have been carrying… the weight that is lifted.
Once you have burned this, you can scatter the ashes somewhere beautiful or simply add the fact that you have been liberated from your baggage to your daily gratitude journal.
Keeping this perpetually in mind, and expressing continual gratitude for your ability to release that which no longer serves you will protect and empower your capacities for carrying no further baggage on your journey.

step five (bonus option) a prayer to release baggage.

If there were particularly stubborn items/connections/circumstances and relations on that shit list, that require a more potent prescription for relief,
What you may wish to do is say the ‘ Ho’oponopono’ mantra on them. I first learned this from a Mayan Shaman my first time in Tulum.  ( of course i realize that many modern spiritual ‘teachers’ have incorporated this concept into their teachings as well. ) Maria the Shaman prescribed this ancient hawaiian mantra as a daily meditation,  used to cut old ties, patterns of behaviour, residual energy from past relationships, as a way to move forward and manifest new love.
My interpretation: it is a prayer to release baggage.

visualize: what it is, who it is, where it is that needs cleansing, renewal, release.
a pair of scissors in your left hand and a torch in the other…
…see yourself cutting the ties with the left, applying fire with the right.

Hold your visualization in your awareness while you speak the Ho’oponopono mantra
“I am sorry
forgive me
I love you
and I thank you”
im sorry. forgive me. i love you. thank you. im sorry forgive me. i love you. thank you.
say this, once a day, for 40 days. @ the end of your 40 days, the energetic residue ought to be entirely cleansed. Leaving only new space for positive growth.

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step six: find a replacement connection – with yourself.

They say it takes 40 days to break a habit, detox from an addiction, or change a pattern of behaviour  and while this is no 12 step program, the sixth step is just as important as the first through fifth, In order to heal from unhealthy patterns of behaviour or rid yourself of a habit or relationship you no longer wish to engage with- it often helps to replace that ‘thing’ with another ( more healthy ) ‘thing’ unfortunately in love and relationships, many times this results in ‘rebound relationships’ and that is most certainly not what i am suggesting, however the concept is empowering- so i suggest finding a replacement connection. With yourself. Whatever it was that was keeping you tied to that previous toxic circumstance was rooted in a need deep inside you, getting in touch with that need and actualizing its presence by recognizing how it has shaped the path you may have taken is key to keeping the toxic pattern broken and collecting no further baggage by burying it within.

My hope is that you identify this ‘thing’ within, that has driven you to collect shit for your shit list and set your intentions on healing it.

setanintention

Seal your liberation by setting new intentions for yourself. Replacing old, worn out shit, with shiny, healthy inspirational new shit-is the key to maintaining the healthy balance that is brought back into your life by the act of feng shui. Intention based healing is something I have been working with for several years and each time i am striving to manifest something, each time i wish to make a promise to myself or set a goal or even remind myself of important values i wish to harness or harvest- i tie on an intention bracelet. This is something that is part of my ritual, doesn’t have to be a part of yours, however should you choose to realize or symbolize your intention setting in a physical way- with something that will remind you of your promise to yourself, or your shiny new way of being, or to celebrate your ability to fengshui out your relationship baggage. click here.

step 7: Compiling a book of ‘lessons learned’  

Realistically, relationship detox isn’t  always as simple as a six step process that includes burning a piece of paper, saying a few prayers and tying on some string. There are real emotional issues that often come alongside the cessation of any connection. It is incredibly important to honor the process of this, and like any passing- allow yourself to grieve… nourish yourself as you Warrior through that process and feel no shame about mourning the connections that you are severing for greater good. As important as freeing yourself from the baggage of an unhealthy relationship, is taking time to reflect on what the relationship taught you. What lessons it brought with it to enrich your life by the light of, and what was it that was mirrored in that ( or those ) connections, as every relationship acts mirror to something. Compiling a ‘lessons learned’ book of sorts by which you can document the outcome of each growth experience- can be an incredibly rewarding and empowering experience in addition to the wisdom it imparts to our hearts. Just a simple experience bible by which to document each important relationship in your life, and what lessons have been harvested or what truths have been reflected by the reality of that connection in your life. Once you have identified what it was that you were meant to learn from something you are freed from the often torturous sense of wondering what went wrong, why it failed, or wtf you were thinking- because that shit no longer matters. The wisdom has been taught to your heart regardless of whether the conscious mind has caught up, and crafting your list of lessons is not only deeply honouring to each relationship, but it honors your own heart and grants it liberation from the feelings of failure or guilt, transforming each and every relationship experience into something to add to your gratitude glossary.

Because in the end, what we take with us is not always baggage.

-muchos bendiciones,

R.

end vol l. to be continued with volume ll of ‘feng shui your universe ‘  an 8 part series 

anyone with feedback on this series or requiring intuitive guidance around the art of feng shui in relationships can connect with me, i am happy to help guide you in any way you need.