Ulonda Faye – Have you tried various forms of meditation, and yet still find yourself searching for that one method that works for you?
If you have not tried Anapanasati meditation, this could be it for you. It is truly simple, yet deeply powerful and transformative.
The word Anapanasati comes from the Pali language, and it literally means “to direct one’s total attention and awareness only on one’s normal, natural breathing process.”
The mind has an activity to direct itself to, and that is to focus constantly on the task at hand of oneness with the breath.
This task is an effort for the mind, which helps it stop all of it’s activity while you dip into deep and conscious awareness of your true joyful state.
A joyful oneness with the breath, and a deep state of meditation is the result.
When you can be one with your breath energy, by inhaling softly and effortlessly, there is a rhythm of calmness that emanates through you and within you (and with practice, from you).
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Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone – The Full Moon in Cancer on January 12 marked a huge shift in our emotional reality. As we venture into 2017, we are beginning to operate from a purer energetic space as we journey to the center of our individuated sense of self. The Cardinal Cross alignment involving the outer planets of Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto has reflected to us a sense of internal friction and tension, which has forced us to make changes in our lives, and to see ourselves in new and different ways, while the planetary aspect of Mercury and Uranus to the North Node helped us to bring new insights into our moment-to-moment reality.
Now, as we come (back) into alignment with the many deep layers of what it means to be human, our current evolutionary path is reshaping our sense of identity and reorienting how we see ourselves and our place in the world. With a strong theme of energetic completion, this new lunar cycle offers us the support to go deeper, and to learn the truth of what is natural and right for us as individuals, free of the limitations of the conditioned mind.
Let’s look at the evolutionary potential of yesterday’s New Moon in Aquarius, and what’s in store for the new lunar cycle it signifies.
Venus Conjunct Chiron in Pisces Square Saturn in Sagittarius
Following the recent cycles of Venus and Mars transit through Pisces, a main theme for us has been the urge to become deeply submerged in a restful, insular way of living. This cycle of Mars and Venus in Pisces has been asking us to retreat, to find sanctuary in which we can be with our deeper feelings and explore the energy that underlies that which we do in our lives: habits, patterns, impulses etc.
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Truth & Action – Just this week, the Washington Post, which has established itself as one of the most virulently anti-Trump papers in the country, claimed that the brass of the State Department has chosen to resign rather than work under a Trump administration, gleefully reporting that the department’s entire senior staff are leaving in droves:
“Then suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his top officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry O. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door. All are career Foreign Service officers who have served under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Kennedy will retire from the Foreign Service at the end of the month, officials said. The other officials could be given assignments elsewhere in the Foreign Service. Continue reading “Fake News: Washington Post Says State Dept. Officials Staged “Mass Resignations” to Protest Trump”
Joseph P Farrell – Yesterday I began this two part blog by noting an important article that appeared in Bloomberg Business Weekly, authored by Vernon Silver and Elissa Martinuzzi, concerning how Deutsche Bank made billions disappear from its books. At the end of that blog, I noted the banker deaths that mysteriously surrounded the Deutsche Bank transactions with Michele Faissola and the Italian Banca dei Paschi di Sienna, a bank in continuous operation since the Renaissance.
I also noted Bloomberg’s “take” that this transaction was a microcosm of Deutsche Bank’s other operations. Finally, I noted that the banker deaths were not confined to associations with Deutsche Bank, but that they engulfed other prime banks and even some insurance institutions in the Western financial system, among them J.P. Morgan Chase. So to refresh our memory, we have the following elements:
(1) Derivatives trade, which comprise in part mortgage-based securities, that are tied to “triggers” such as interest rates;
(2) Deutsche Bank’s role in helping rig the LIBOR(London Inter-Bank Offered Rate), one such “trigger”;
(3) the global phenomenon of banker deaths, which I now hypothesize is an indicator that Deutsche Bank’s practices are, indeed, not confined to that bank alone but part of a systemic “operating procedure” for purposes yet to be speculated about; and,
Continue reading “Those Bankster Deaths And More Missing … Part 2”
Paul Craig Roberts – The mindlessness is unbearable. Amnesty International tells us that we must “fight the Muslim ban” because Trump’s bigotry is wrecking lives. Anthony Dimaggio at CounterPunch says Trump should be impeached because his Islamophobia is a threat to the Constitution. This is not to single out these two as the mindlessness is everywhere among those whose worldview is defined by Identity Politics.
One might think that Amnesty International should be fighting against the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime wars that have produced the refugees by killing and displacing millions of Muslims. For example, the ongoing war that Obama inflicted on Yemen results in the death of one Yemeni child every 10 minutes, according to UNICEF. Where is Amnesty International?
Clearly America’s wars on Muslims wreck far more lives than Trump’s ban on immigrants. Why the focus on an immigration ban and not on wars that produce refugees? Is it because Obama is responsible for war and Trump for the ban? Is the liberal/progressive/left projecting Obama’s monstrous crimes onto Trump? Is it that we must hate Trump and not Obama?
Immigration is not a right protected by the US Constitution. Where was Dimaggio when in the name of “the war on terror” the Bush/Obama regime destroyed the civil liberties guaranteed by the US Constitution? If Dimaggio is an American citizen, he should try immigrating to the UK, Germany, or France and see how far he gets.
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