Lessons from the Taoist Philosophy of Water [w/ Video]

“Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ~ Bruce Lee

Dylan Charles – Bruce Lee is well-known for his comment about water, which described the essence of his personal journey toward self-actualization. He was not alone in this realization, however, for in the 2600 year-old classic text, The Tao Te Ching, the qualities of water were elucidated in the poetry of Lao-Tzu.

In Tao Te Ching number eight, water, as it relates to our world, is described as such:

“The supreme goodness is like water.
It benefits all things without contention.
In dwelling, it stays grounded.
In being, it flows to depths.
In expression, it is honest.
In confrontation, it stays gentle.
In governance, it does not control.
In action, it aligns to timing.
It is content with its nature and therefore cannot be faulted.”
– Lao-Tzo, The Tao Te Ching Continue reading “Lessons from the Taoist Philosophy of Water [w/ Video]”

Water Memory: Homeopathy Proof? [Video]

Alexandra Bruce – Many people reading this may have heard of Masaru Emoto’s wildly popular photography books on frozen water crystals. The premise of his work is that the shapes of the crystals reflect the vibrations water’s environment and the consciousness surrounding it. Emoto was informed by the principles of homeopathy, whether he knew it or not.

In homeopathic medicine, successive dilutions of antigens shaken in water produce harmonics and sub-harmonics of the chemicals’ molecular patterns. These dilutions are then used to make remedies that stimulate the immune response of patients, without actually exposing them to toxins of any kind, whether they be antigens or pharmaceuticals.

Despite the fact that its effects have been exhaustively proven in countless laboratory studies, homeopathy remains one of the great bugaboos of so-called skeptics worldwide.

In her book, The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart tells the cautionary tale of allergy specialist, Dr. Jacques Benveniste, head of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and whose lab technician accidentally stumbled onto the basic principle of homeopathy in 1984. Continue reading “Water Memory: Homeopathy Proof? [Video]”

Forget About Fluoridated Water, Now It’s Lithium And Oxytocin

lithiumJoseph P Farrell – Yes, you read that correctly; the geniuses in charge of the West’s technocracy now want to put oxytocin and lithium in the water; the first proposal stems from a group wanting to promote acceptance of immigrants into the culture by turning the whole population into addicts, and the second proposal is to “fight dementia” by doping everyone up on lithium (thanks to Mr. A. and Mr. C.S. for sharing these):

The “results” and “recommendations” from the first study show just how nutty the modern technocracy is really becoming:

[O]ur results imply that an OXT-enforced social norm adherence could be instrumental in motivating a more generalized acceptance toward ethnic diversity, religious plurality, and cultural differentiation resulting from migration by proposing that interventions to increase altruism are most effective when charitable social cues instill the notion that one’s ingroup shows strong affection for an outgroup. Continue reading “Forget About Fluoridated Water, Now It’s Lithium And Oxytocin”

Reasons You Should Drink Water from Copper Vessels

copperPeace Quarters – Copper mugs and pitchers can do much more than just decorate a trendy kitchen; they can keep your mind and body sharp.

Ayurveda medicine has long lauded the benefits of storing water in copper vessels. Water stored overnight in copper will become infused with the properties and pass the benefits along to your body and body energies such as the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Copper is essential in helping your body regulate growth and enzymes, as well as strengthen connective tissues, and help your body process iron more efficiently.

Here are just a few ways only storing your water in a copper mug or pitcher can increase your overall quality of life

Cut the Fat

Copper can have quite the impact on your digestive tract. Just drinking water in a copper vessel will help get your digestive system working for you and not against you.

A major bonus: copper helps your body break down fat more efficiently. Continue reading “Reasons You Should Drink Water from Copper Vessels”

Nestlé Faces Lawsuit For Mislabeling Common Ground Water As Spring Water

Aaron Kesel – A group of concerned citizens has brought a 325-page class action lawsuit against Nestlé Waters North America, the company that owns Nestlé Poland Spring, alleging that the Maine business has long deceived their customers by mislabeling common groundwater as “spring water,” Courthouse News reported.

The lawsuit was filed in a Connecticut federal court on Tuesday accusing Nestlé Waters North America Inc. of a “colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”

The civil suit was brought by 11 people who are seeking millions of dollars in damages seeking whether the sources of Poland Spring’s water meets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a spring.

The suit alleges that the Poland Springs’ wells in Poland, Maine, Hollis, Fryeburg, Denmark, Dallas Plantation, Pierce Pond Township and Kingfield have never been scientifically proven to be connected to a spring and draw in surface water, which cannot legally be called spring water.

The suit further claims that Poland Springs has “politically compromised” state regulators and interweaving its interests with those of state government. “Rather than being collected from ‘pristine mountain or forest springs as the images on those labels depict, Poland Spring Water products all contain ordinary ground water that defendant collects from wells it drilled in saturated plains or valleys where the water table is within a few feet of the earth’s surface,’ the lawsuit claims.” Continue reading “Nestlé Faces Lawsuit For Mislabeling Common Ground Water As Spring Water”

So, Your Tomato Plant Has Wilted Leaves? Here’s What To Do.

Off The Grid News – The leaves on a tomato plant are good indicators of the plant’s health. Tomato leaves can display all kinds of distress signals: yellowing, brown spots, purple edges and curling are all signs that the plant needs a little extra TLC. Wilted leaves mean the same.

tomatoDon’t be too concerned, though, if you spot wilted leaves during the hottest part of the day. The leaves just may be hot and languid (like all of us!). However, if the leaves remain wilted during the cooler evening or morning hours, your tomato plant is likely sending an SOS signal. Check for these issues:

Under Watering

A general rule is that mature, producing tomato plants need two inches of water per week. If you’re a stickler for following exact rules, set up a rain gauge and supplement any weekly rainfall with manual watering, as required. That said, the two-inch guideline may be insufficient at times. Extremely hot, dry and windy weather, or watering during the hottest part of the day, can increase evaporation and decrease moisture absorption by the soil. Sandy soils drain quickly and may not hold moisture long enough for your plants’ needs. Also, two inches per week is not sufficient for most container tomatoes. Continue reading “So, Your Tomato Plant Has Wilted Leaves? Here’s What To Do.”