It’s a week where you make big decisions to make big positive changes, and you practice your assertiveness to make sure this happens.
Other people may resist your changes, because it’s inconvenient or unfamiliar to them. But you know that it’s the right thing to do, and that these changes will ultimately benefit everyone.
You take charge of your schedule, and you deal with feelings of vulnerability in healthy ways, including putting your spiritual practices into action. It’s about self-care which does have beneficial effects for all of your loved ones in addition to yourself. Continue reading →
Trinity Bourne – It seems like an eternity since I made my first raw carrot cake, some 15 years ago. A small group (4 of us) formed the ‘Raw Pudding Club’ – we’d gather before lunch, all bringing the most delicious raw desserts (with an occasional salad on the side ). We’d spend 12 hours straight indulging, chatting, learning, laughing, crying and inspiring one another with anything from food to optimal health to bushcraft skills or even how to fix your car. My ‘Raw Pudding Club’ friends will always have a special place in my heart…
Raw Carrot Cake was my speciality. It had a intangible je ne sais quoi about it. I used quite fancy equipment back to make it back then, but recently decided to bring it back in a way that just about anyone could create. This is really special to me and it’s an honour and joy to share it with you. I’ve even created a video that shows you how below (especially helpful for visual cues)!
It’s best to use a food processor to get the right cake-like consistency; although you can get away with using a blender or even a hand blender (but beware that you don’t over blend it!).
I use soaked dates, walnuts and carrots to create the main body of the cake, along with a decadent dance of flavours from freshly ground nutmeg, fresh ginger and ground cinnamon. Every ingredient is full of goodness. In fact each slice of cake is a meal in itself! Having said that, it’s still incredibly rich, so enjoy in moderation.
Jennifer Sodini– About a year ago, after a synchronistic meeting, I was introduced to “hypno-coach” (hypnotherapist/life coach) Grace Smith. I had always been fascinated by hypnosis and its potential, however, I was never really certain how it worked, or if it could work for me. Being interested in past lives, but not having a solid opinion on the matter, getting a past life regression (in particular) was something I had always dreamed of experiencing.
One day, Grace was visiting my town, and we opted to swap services; I read her tarot in exchange for a “Soulkey” hypnosis session. As Grace states:
Soulkey therapy was developed by a friend and mentor of mine, Martin Peterson. There are very few certified practitioners around the world and I am proud to count myself among them, along with the honor of having been appointed director of Soulkey, USA. Soulkey therapy is a way of accessing a heightened level of “inner knowing” and shared, seemingly universal, allegory.
What this means is that, often times, clients with diverse backgrounds and very little in common on the surface, share deeply similiar experiences during their Soulkey sessions, without having any prior knowledge of what to expect. For examples, clients regularly describe the “room” in which the Soulkey session takes place (as imagined in the mind), and their descriptive terms can sometimes be identical. I purposefully do not describe what the “room” “looks like” prior to the session for this reason; it never ceases to amaze me how many of clients all seem to “go to” the same exact “room” as soon as the process begins.
Consolidation, Kundalini Rising and the Collective Exhale
Lee Harris – Hello and welcome to the Energy Forecast for July 2015.
I’m filming today in Mill Valley, Marin County, among the redwood trees. And redwoods, if you ever have the chance to experience them, are incredible, incredible beings. They’re like guardians. They’re so ancient and so powerful. So being down here among them feels perfect for today.
Collective Exhale to build Strength
Part of the reason I wanted to come here is because when I tuned in on this coming month, the words “collective exhale” came up as an energy theme. Collective exhale meaning, the intensity of the first six months of the year have now been powered through and for all of us this month there is an opportunity to just (Lee exhales) – experience the out breath. And while you’re in the out breath, you will get to integrate and consolidate everything that has gone before, every part of you that has changed as a result and been influenced ready for where we are going next. Because new reserves of inner strength and the fire inside you are going to be very big themes for the second half of the year. So I’ll touch on that in a moment.
But first to come back to this idea of consolidation.
Consolidation as a remedy for Chaos
This message is especially for those of you who are pulling your hair out at me right now, and saying “there is NO WAY I can take an out breath, there is no way I can consolidate anything.” You’re the very people who really need to take space, slow down, stop answering the phone to everybody, do whatever it is that you need to do to calm down.
Because this first six months of this year have been faster and more intense than ever before. There is a mass awakening going on and an activation of our kundalini energy in all of us, which I’ll speak of more in a moment.
Paul Craig Roberts – If you have not read John Perkins’ book, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, you should. The book is easy to read and explains clearly from the inside how US corporations deceive foreign governments into debts that they cannot service or repay and then use the IMF and World Bank as looting mechanisms and reduce the indebted countries to penury.
Capitalism has become a socially dysfunctional system focused on pillage and not on the growth of consumer income that sustains and grows markets for goods and services. Once the last prospect is looted, there is nothing left to sustain capitalism.
In this interview John Perkins describes the looting process in Greece. Tomorrow the Greek people face the same decision that the people in Iceland and Ireland faced. In Iceland the people rejected the debts and refused to pay them. Now Iceland is recovering. Somehow the feisty Irish were brainwashed into accepting austerity programs so that the looting of Ireland could continue, and Ireland continues to suffer. Sunday will tell us if Greeks have learned from the examples.
Michael Nevradakis – John Perkins is no stranger to making confessions. His well-known book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, revealed how international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, while publicly professing to “save” suffering countries and economies, instead pull a bait-and-switch on their governments: promising startling growth, gleaming new infrastructure projects and a future of economic prosperity – all of which would occur if those countries borrow huge loans from those organizations. Far from achieving runaway economic growth and success, however, these countries instead fall victim to a crippling and unsustainable debt burden.
That’s where the “economic hit men” come in: seemingly ordinary men, with ordinary backgrounds, who travel to these countries and impose the harsh austerity policies prescribed by the IMF and World Bank as “solutions” to the economic hardship they are now experiencing. Men like Perkins were trained to squeeze every last drop of wealth and resources from these sputtering economies, and continue to do so to this day. In this interview, which aired on Dialogos Radio, Perkins talks about how Greece and the eurozone have become the new victims of such “economic hit men.”
Michael Nevradakis: In your book, you write about how you were, for many years, a so-called “economic hit man.” Who are these economic hit men, and what do they do?
John Perkins: Essentially, my job was to identify countries that had resources that our corporations want, and that could be things like oil – or it could be markets – it could be transportation systems. There’re so many different things. Once we identified these countries, we arranged huge loans to them, but the money would never actually go to the countries; instead it would go to our own corporations to build infrastructure projects in those countries, things like power plants and highways that benefitted a few wealthy people as well as our own corporations, but not the majority of people who couldn’t afford to buy into these things, and yet they were left holding a huge debt, very much like what Greece has today, a phenomenal debt.
The Angels – Many of you are celebrating your Independence Day and yet dear ones, here in the heavens we know you are always free! No one and nothing can ever have more control over you than you give them or it, either consciously or otherwise.
Most of you would never give your power or freedom away consciously. In most cases, it is something deep within you that allows you to feel controlled by life or others. There will always be people who want to control and manipulate you. Earth is a one room schoolhouse! In truth there are times when you have wanted to control others, even if that meant you wanted to force them to make choices to be happy or healthy that they didn’t want to make! The greatest freedom of all is simply to be who you are in each moment, and you are love. You can love yourself as is. You can love others. You can love life! This is a freedom that can never be taken from you.
Whether or not anything looks the way you wish, you are free to love. If you are stuck in a job you don’t like, you are free to love, and in loving you create a vibration that either corrects the situation you don’t like or allows you to leave. If you are in a relationship you don’t like and can’t get out you are free to love. Love yourself at least. Choose to look at the light attempting to surface within the other. Love your life to the best of your ability and in that vibration things will shift or a door will open.
“A long time ago, teachers and students in Tibet considered themselves artists of reality. They practiced inventing it. And then, separating themselves from every other spiritual system, they practiced destroying what they created. Back and forth, back and forth, with the goal of achieving an intimate knowledge of their own existence.” – The Underground, Jon Rappoport
“We can make the sheep believe anything”.
Jon Rappoport – For the early Tibetan adepts, the Void was a vital concept.
Stripped of its metaphysical baggage and embroidery, Void was the place where creating stopped. The constant “noise of existence” went away.
The ongoing parade of inner thoughts, sentiments, propensities—vanished.
For as long as a person wanted to stay there. And experience the greatest “vacation” he’d ever known. If he could handle it.
But humans felt a great need to avoid the Void. They demanded activity, flow, information.
They eventually sank to the level of passivity…and then they simply wanted input, more input, and still more input.
From an authoritative unimpeachable external source.
Hence, from the earliest societies onward, there was a thing called: the news.
It was updated. It was ongoing. It was forever.
Priests delivered it. Kings delivered it. Their minions delivered it.
If the news stopped, people felt anxiety, which, at bottom, was a fear of Void.