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theoutlaw catalog of cagey optimism

via rob breszny

an antidote for all the ignorance, negativity, mundane, paranoid, soulsuckingly enslaved and indoctrinated
masses.

time to expand your vocabulary

a-z compendium of healthy, exalted, positive states of being.

* ACUTE FLUENCY. Happily immersed in artistic creation or scientific exploration; lost in a trance-like state of inventiveness that’s both blissful and taxing; surrendered to a state of grace in which you’re fully engaged in a productive, compelling, and delightful activity. The joy of this demanding, rewarding state is intensified by a sense that time has been suspended, and is rounder and deeper than usual. (Suggested by H. H. Holiday, who reports that extensive studies in this state have been done by Mihaly Cziscenmihaliy in his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.)

* AESTHETIC BLISS. Vividly experiencing the colors, textures, tones, scents, and rhythms of the world around you, creating a symbiotic intimacy that dissolves the psychological barriers between you and what you observe. (Suggested by Jeanne Grossetti.)

* AGGRESSIVE SENSITIVITY. Animated by a strong determination to be receptive and empathetic.

* ALIGNMENT WITH THE INFINITY OF THE MOMENT. Reveling in the liberating realization that we are all exactly where we need to be at all times, even if some of us are temporarily in the midst of trial or tribulation, and that human evolution is proceeding exactly as it should, even if we can’t see the big picture of the puzzle that would clarify how all the pieces fit together perfectly. (Suggested by Meredith Jones.)

* AUTONOMOUS NURTURING. Not waiting for someone to give you what you can give yourself. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* BASKING IN ELDER WISDOM. A state of expansive ripeness achieved through listening to the stories of elders. (Suggested by Annabelle Aavard.)

* BIBLIOBLISS. Transported into states of transcendent pleasure while immersed in reading a favorite book. (Suggested by Catherine Kaikowska.)

* BLASPHEMOUS REVERENCE. Acting on the knowledge that the most efficacious form of devotion to the Divine Wow is tinctured with playful or mischievous behavior that prevents the buildup of fanaticism.

* BOO-DUH NATURE. Dwelling in the blithe understanding of the fact that worry is useless because most of what we worry about never happens. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* COMIC INTROSPECTION. Being fully aware of your own foibles while still loving yourself tenderly and maintaining confidence in your ability to give your specific genius to the world. To paraphrase Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral: following the Byzantine ploys of your ego with compassion and humor as it tries to make itself the center of everything, even of its own suffering and struggle.

* COMPASSIONATE DISCRIMINATION. Having astute judgment without being scornfully judgmental; seeing difficult truths about a situation or person without closing your heart or feeling superior. In the words of Alan Jones: having the ability “to smell a rat without allowing your ability to discern deception sour your vision of the glory and joy that is everyone’s birthright.”

* CRAZED KINDNESS. Having frequent, overpowering urges to bestow gifts, disseminate inspiration, and perpetrate random acts of benevolence.

* ECSTATIC GRATITUDE. Feeling genuine thankfulness with such resplendent intensity that you generate a surge of endorphins in your body and slip into a full-scale outbreak of euphoria.

* EMANCIPATED SURRENDER. Letting go of an attachment without harboring resentment toward the stimuli that led to the necessity of letting go. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* FRIENDLY SHOCK. Welcoming a surprise that will ultimately have benevolent effects.

* HIGHWAY EQUANIMITY. Feeling serene, polite, and benevolent while driving in heavy traffic. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* HOLY LISTENING. Hearing the words of another human being as if they were a direct communication from the Divine Wow to you.

* IMAGINATIVE TRUTH-TELLING. Conveying the truth of any specific situation from multiple angles, thereby mitigating the distortions that result from assuming the truth can be told from a single viewpoint.

* IMPULSIVE LOVE SPREADING. Characterized by a fierce determination to never withhold well-deserved praise, inspirational encouragement, positive feedback, or loving thoughts; often includes a tendency to write love letters on the spur of the moment and on any medium, including napkins, grocery bags, and skin. (Suggested by Laurie Burton.)

* INADVERTENT NATURE WORSHIP. Experiencing the rapture that comes from being outside for extended periods of time. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* INGENIOUS INTIMACY. Having an ability to consistently create deep connections with other human beings, and to use the lush, reverential excitement stimulated by such exchanges to further deepen the connections. A well-crafted talent for dissolving your sense of separateness and enjoying the innocent exultation that erupts in the wake of the dissolution. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* JOYFUL POIGNANCE. Feeling buoyantly joyful about the beauty and mystery of life while remaining aware of the sadness, injustices, wounds, and future fears that form the challenges in an examined life. (Suggested by Alka Bhargava.)

* LATE LATE-BLOOMING. Having a capacity for growth spurts well into old age, long past the time that conventional wisdom says they’re possible.

* LEARNING DELIGHT. Experiencing the brain-reeling pleasure that comes from learning something new. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* LUCID DREAM PATRIOTISM. A love of country rooted in the fact that it provides the ideal conditions for learning lucid dreaming. (Suggested by Kenneth Kelzer, aithor of The Sun and the Shadow: My Experiment With Lucid Dreaming.)

* LYRICAL CONSONANCE. Experiencing the visceral yet also cerebral excitement that comes from listening to live music played impeccably by skilled musicians. (Suggested by Susan E. Nace.)

* MODULATED RAPTURISM. Welcoming miracles and peak experiences in full awareness that the growth they initiate will require sober commitment and disciplined work to complete. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* NONRESENTMENT SYNDROME. Having an ability to be friendly, open, and helpful to people with whom you disagree.

* NOT HAVING TO BE RIGHT. Fostering an ability, even a willingness, to be proven wrong about one of your initial perceptions or pet theories; having an eagerness to gather information that may change your mind about something you have fervently believed; cultivating a tendency to enjoy being corrected, especially about ideas that are negative or hostile. (Suggested by Sheila Kollasch.)

* ORGIASTIC LUCIDITY. Experiencing an expansive and intricate state of clarity while in the midst of extreme sensual pleasure.

* PERMANENT DIVINE INFATUATION. Having not the abstract understanding but rather a direction perception that the Divine Intelligence, who recreates the universe fresh every moment, is deeply in love with you, even as you are in love with the Divine Intelligence.

* RADICAL CURIOSITY. Characterized by the following traits: an enthusiasm for the mystery embedded in the mundane; a preference for questions over answers; an aversion to stereotyping, generalizations, and jumping to conclusions; a belief that people are unsolvable puzzles; an inclination to be unafraid of both change and absence of change; a strong drive to avoid boredom; a lack of interest in possessing or dominating what you are curious about. (Suggested by Laurie Burton.)

* RELENTLESS UNPRETENTIOUSNESS. Possessing a strong determination to not take yourself too seriously, not take your cherished beliefs too literally, and not take other people’s ideas about you too personally.

* RIPE INTELLECTION. The understanding that a predilection to notice and analyze pathology is itself pathological. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* ROOTED IN ETERNITY. The state of knowing that your true identity is deeper than the constant chatter of thoughts, images, and feelings that swirls through your mind. (Suggested by Crispin R.)

* SACRED PERCEPTIVENESS. Seeing others for who they really are, in both their immaturity and genius, and articulating your insights to them with care.

* SCARY-THUNDER-IN-THE-DARK HAPPINESS. Feeling deliciously safe in a well-protected sanctuary during a severe storm. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* SCHIZOFRIENDIA. Hearing voices in your head that are constantly supportive, encouraging, and keen to offer advice that helps you make the most of every experience. (Suggested by Lewis.)

* SELF-ACCEPTANCE UNDER PRESSURE. The state achieved upon leaving a room filled with people who know you, and not worrying about what anyone will say about you. (Suggested by Shannen Davis.)

* SELF-HONORING. Having an unwillingness to disparage, belittle, or hurt yourself; includes a taboo against speaking phrases like, “I’m such an idiot!” and “What’s wrong with me?” (Suggested by Julie Levin.)

* SLY TRUST. Having a discerning faith that the integrity of your efforts will inevitably lead to a result that’s exactly what you need; being skillful in the art of never trying too hard. (Suggested by Rhonda Christmas.)

* SONGBIRD-IN-A-TREE. The cultivated awareness that daily life presents countless opportunities to be buoyed by moments of ordinary extraordinary beauty, and that these moments are most available if you perceive with your senses and not with your internal turmoil. (Suggested by Lisa Chabot.)

* TENDER RAGE. Maintaining a strong sense of love and protectiveness towards a person or creature or institution you’re angry at.

* TRANSCONSUMERISM. An absence of tendencies to predicate
happiness on acquiring material possessions. (Suggested by Timothy S. Wallace.)

* TRIUMPHANT NURTURING. Feeling contented expansiveness while nursing a baby. (Suggested by Susan E. Nace.)

* UNSELFCONSCIOUSNESS. Doing what you’re doing and being who you’re being without thinking about it at all. Being happy by virtue of not worrying about whether or not you’re happy; enjoying a unified state in which you are not split between the you who acts and the you who observes. (Suggested by Valerie Keller.)

* UNTWEAKABILITY. Having a composed, blame-free readiness to correct false impressions when your actions have been misunderstood and have led to awkward consequences.

* VIRTUOSO INTEGRATION. Consistently walking your talk; effectively translating your ideals into the specific actions; creating results that are congruous with your intentions; being free of hypocrisy.

* VISIONS OF THRILLING EXPLOITS. Experiencing an eruption of intuition that clearly reveals you will attempt a certain adventure in the future, as when you spy a particular mountain for the first time and know you’ll climb it one day. (Suggested by Sue Carol Robinson.)

* WEATHER SENSITIVITY. Having a high degree of awareness about your sensitivity to changes in the weather, and having a skill for managing your responses to those shifts so as to consistently bring out the best in yourself. (Suggested by Julie Caves.)

* WHOLEHEARTEDNESS. Having the capacity to give, on a moment’s notice, your complete attention, empathy, and playful intelligence to any person or circumstance you choose. (Suggested by Susan Coleman.)

* WILD DISCIPLINE. Possessing a talent for creating a kind of organization that’s liberating; knowing how to introduce limitations into a situation in such a way that everyone involved is empowered to express his or her unique genius; having an ability to discern hidden order within a seemingly chaotic mess.

* WHEEEE. A serenely boisterous intensely focused chaos of communion with streaming fountains of liquid light hurtling softly through the giggly upbeat tender assurance that all is well and a mysterious unimaginable intelligence is magnetizing us forward into ever-more wonderful throbs of naked truth that bestow the humble happy sight of life as a river of fantastically lucky artful change flowing through us forever. (Suggested by Sarah Alexander and Jon Kohl Drucker.)
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rarely do i waver from the strive to publish anything but full original content but ive been blessed for years by the wisdom of rob and his collection of genius here deserves a share.
much love rob and co.

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march against monsanto Toronto 2014 – Nourished Warrior EMPOWER

It began on a long awaited- summery- late May morning, insomniac the night before, filled with endless thoughtloops spinning round my consciousness left over from the previous evenings refresher on the top evil deeds perpetrated by what was voted by Natural News readers as 2013’s ‘ most evil corporation ‘ of the yearthe one, the only, the notorious, the vile and villainous Monsanto. It was a gorgeous day in Queens Park and slowly the gathering of Activists, Concerned Parents, Conscious People and Political groups began to grow.

The peeps behind the day: Millions Against Monsanto the Organic Consumers Association, plus Toronto Non-GMO coalition (a group of organizations from the Toronto area who are working together to increase awareness and effect positive change around GMO issues. ) and The Kids Right To Know. With a Facebook event confirming the attendance of at least 1500, not to mention those of us who refuse to use social media channels – the hope was to reach numbers in the several thousands, people trickled in bit by bit as the little hand crept past the 11, a seeming disorganized mob of protestors began to rally into  a semblance of order as those of us bearing signs were beckoned to the front for photos.

There were some fantastic pieces of work, a few of my favourites ” im so angry i made a sign ” although sarcastic and a bit of a joke, nurture nature, give bees a chance, the angry corn, the bee in a gas mask, we are not your science  experiment, and the 5 armed mutant octopus ( insert obvious symbolism here ) with far-reaching tentacles each grasping one of the evils Monsanto stands for that my Brother had artfully crafted the night before and affixed mcgyver-like to a tennis racket, which quickly became a celebrity with endless photo-requests and paparazzi-esque attention that lasted all day… my choice to go straightup and simple was expressed with an acronym: G-ive M-e O-rganic, i happily affixed a rope to it and slung it around myback.

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One of the highlights of the morning was a most inspiring 16 year old ( and a Friend of my Friend’s Daughter ) – Rachel Parent, who founded at the tender age of 12 ” The Kids Right To Know, & “GMO Just Label It! Campaign”  helping to create mass awareness about the risks of GMOs and pushing for mandatory labeling)  This is the type of teenager that gives me hope for the future of humanity. In a world where the average person hasn’t a clue who Monsanto even is- and would rather watch American Idol than educate themselves on what harm they are doing on the daily, the notion that there are youth who aren’t prey to device disconnect and instead harness this world of mass connection to campaign for unity on the shit that really matters, fills me with appreciation and trust that the future generations may not be entirely lost. With brave and educated young leaders to rally their peers, we have a chance at uniting to save this world from the clutches of all that which we march in protest against. A brief speech on the importance of labelling GMO’s and banning neo-nics gave way to a slew of gratitude, cheers and drum beats as we began our anti-gmo journey.

The crown jewel of the march was a large black coffin filled to the brim with one million dead bees, lost over just a few short months. The death of the bees is a result of the Canadian Government’s ignorant allowance of the use of agricultural neonicotinoid pesticides, ( which harms not only bees but butterflies and birds as well ) primarily used to coat GMO corn and Soy, yet once airborne can traverse its toxicity far and wide…  As we began our march in requiem for the bees we made a quick stop at the parliament building at Queens Park, staging a funeral for today’s casualties of neonicotinoids- one million dead bees, brought to their funeral by Ontario Beekeepers, pallbearers in full beekeeping garb solemnly led the service in honour of the one million lost over a short winter season, followed by a speech aimed at educating masses on the dangers of neonicotinoids and their continued use in our food supply.

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One in every three bites of food you eat, is made possible by the efforts of our bees. A requiem for so many lost inspires a great deal of fear, and as well it should as many, government included, continue to support mega-corps like Monsanto, and their efforts to corrupt and destroy our food chain from every perceivable angle. And you’ve gotta give ’em credit really, evil ninjalike villains they are- populous isn’t consuming poisons quickly enough to meet their motive, and with so many awakening- what is the most effective next step to take? Whomever had the ah-ha moment, must have let forth a great villainous cackle as they set plans in motion to unleash the swift mass-murder of the very thing that renders our food supply edible.

just to be clear- Colony Collapse Disorder is serious threat to all of us. It is estimated that nearly a third of honeybees worldwide have already been wiped out. Without these bee colonies, pollination crucial for harvest does not happen. At the very least lower crop yields mean higher prices, and eventually all access to produce will diminish entirely.  That’s of course assuming we are referring to organic crops, because GMO crops are engineered to ‘self-pollinate’ – meaning they have no use for nature or for bees, and what happens when an evil giant has no use for something? it gets wiped out. ( the intention here is to gain a total domination strong-hold over the entire world’s food supply, effectively meaning everyone, everywhere has no choice but to consume their genetically engineered and patented seeds )

so WTF does Monsanto care about Bees?

Monsanto, is well aware that pollinators throw a proverbial wrench into their monopoly, ie: Bees allow for crops outside of their total control agenda. Therefore the more GMO’s planted, the more toxic chemicals like Neo-nics used, the more bees will die as they attempt to pollinate. This is a sad reality that has been happening since the introduction of GMO’s into the food supply.
Hilariously, to counter the notion that they are responsible for this mass genocide of bees, Monsanto stealthy decides to buy out a company called Beeologics, the largest bee research firm, previously dedicated to studying the colony collapse phenomenon and whose extensive research named Monsanto as the primary suspect. Shortly after they held a summit with beekeepers which outlined research findings asserting that instead of Beelogic’s previously confirmed GMO crops and deadly insecticides responsibility for bee decimation- the real culprit is actually a small insect called the ‘varroa mite.’ ( a germ that sparks bee viruses)
Beeologics has had a cozy relationship with the USDA, convenient for Monsanto as it will no doubt exploit Beeologics’ ‘biological tools’ in the development of more GMOs, crop chemicals and god knows what else, under the pretense of championing sustainability and progress- all the while obliterating the bee population, the natural environment, organic food and inevitably- humanity itself.

march2014hey, ho, GMOs have got to go, Hey ho, go fuck yourself Monsanto”– whatever chant you were singing that day- you can be certain is was a mantra of shared essence, to make ourselves heard through the streets of Toronto, as typical drivers slowed to look at us slant eyed, some honked in approval and others scowled in inconvenience, ignorant to the notion that we marched for them, their children, their future generations. As we made our way to the beat of a rhythmic tribal drum, the experience became something more than simple protest, chant and assembly of activism- it transcended immediate action into something of a ritualistic, tribal ceremony. Signs waving, mantras repeated like so much japa prayer, and we marched, and we danced and we laughed our way through Toronto’s busiest intersections- immune to the passers-by with put-upon looks, empowering the observers who emanated prideful looks.

Throughout the duration of the 60 minutes or so we marched, chanted and made clear our message to the big blue skies,  i remained continuously astounded by one thought- that fellow activists, advocates and concerned, conscious citizens ‘on five continents, 52 nations and at least 400 cities- round the globe were joined with us, in shared intention. And despite the fact that mainstream media coverage was minimal if not, non-existent, despite the fact that we were lobbying against a super-giant villain with the deepest pockets on the planet, despite the fact that every day it becomes more and more of a foraging hunt and gather to find untainted food options, despite the fact that we were effectively on mute to many of the programmed masses, on this day, across the world we were gathered in shared purpose, setting a collective intention, cultivating a massive wave of collaborative energy that despite all those despites – was shifting something… it was electric in the air and beyond any shadow of doubt- i felt this shifting that brought peace to my troubled mind full of protest for all the evil that i stood against, full of anger for so much death and mass destruction, a shift that only an allegiance of awakened souls could bring about.

Even if that’s just my own singular perspective in an infinite sea of subjective views,  the truth is so much bigger than that- we’d created a global wave of love, and a message of momentum against tolerance– for the oppression, the destruction, the corruption, the degradation, the monopolization… that the genetic engineering of our world is impossible- as long as we sustain this shared intention. Continue to generate this potent and powerful energy of positivity, of progression, of revolution- real change starts with one step. And that day we made many steps, marching for the future of our world.

A monster so much bigger than our organic farmers and our small businesses, our fair trade foods and mom and pop shops- our untainted fields and our legal rights- we may be small. But the magnitude of the monster is dwarfed by the size of our hearts. The capacity of our hope and the energy of our collective voice for change.

the reality remains, unless drastic action is taken to stop Monsanto in its continued quest to dominate global agriculture, the food supply as we know it will continue to destruct, organic farms will disappear one by one. Clean food and safe futures will diminish. This is why we march. This is why the somewhat annoying chant ‘hey-ho G M O’s have got to go, ‘ rolled ’round in my head for days to follow that march, this is why i cannot sleep at night, this is why i petition you to use your voice. to make change within yourself. to educate, to awaken, to share the message as far and wide as you can. The mass media outlets who did not cover our march have vested interests, they cannot broadcast the truth, nor spread the information that is so vitally needed to preserve the future of our planet and ourselves. It’s grassroots efforts, grassroots media, grassroots business that must rise up in collective effort to take back what is rightfully ours.

for those who are unfamiliar, or need a refresher- here is an infographic detailing the dirty dozen- perpetrated upon the world by Monsanto. Please share, PIN, instagram, tweet, print, post and promote the awakening as far and as wide as you can. You don’t have to march nor be an activist, you dont have to give anything up- aside from any mis-guided beliefs that turning up the covers will make the monster stay in the closet. please use your social media prowess to make change.

monsanto's crimes against humanity- a dirty dozen

 

 

 

• images courtesy of the millions against monsanto facebook page and lindophotography– all rights reserved.

 

resources:

• for more info taking action to protect what’s rightfully yours-  visit Organic Consumers Association · Campaigning for Health, Justice, Sustainability, Peace, and Democracy: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/materials.cfm

• Toronto Non-GMO Coalition

Ontario BeeKeepers Association

The Kids Right To Know

add to your arsenal against GMO’s, Monsanto and Corporate-owned Organic:

* please note this info is ever-changing as Corporate continues to gobble up organic, as more products continue to go-GMO and as more brands are added to the Monsanto-Roster

which corporations own your organic brands?

 

 

NO-monsanto

 

 

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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,

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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.

#WTFU

dig into the following:

protection:

read and listen:

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.
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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