When it Comes to Fake News, the U.S. Government is the Biggest Culprit

Source: Humans Are Free

We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.” — Former New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg

Let’s talk about fake news stories, shall we?

There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy material peddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination.

These stories run the gamut from the ridiculous and the obviously click-baity to the satirical and politically manipulative.

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Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research.

That these stories flourish is largely owing to the general gullibility, laziness and media illiteracy of the general public, which through its learned compliance rarely questions, challenges or confronts.

Then there’s the more devious kind of news stories circulated by one of the biggest propagators of fake news: the U.S. government.

In the midst of the media’s sudden headline-blaring apoplexy over fake news, you won’t hear much about the government’s role in producing, planting and peddling propaganda-driven fake news —often with the help of the corporate news media — because that’s not how the game works.

Why?

Because the powers-that-be(powers-that-were) don’t want us skeptical of the government’s message or its corporate accomplices in the mainstream media.

They don’t want us to be more discerning when it comes to what information we digest online. They just want us to be leery of independent or alternative news sources while trusting them — and their corporate colleagues — to vet the news for us.

Indeed, the New York Times has suggested that Facebook and Google appoint themselves the arbiters of truth on the internet in order to screen out what is blatantly false, spam or click-baity.

Not only would this establish a dangerous precedent for all-out censorship by corporate entities known for colluding with the government but it’s also a slick sleight-of-hand maneuver that diverts attention from what we should really be talking about:

The fact that the government has grown dangerously out-of-control, all the while the so-called mainstream news media, which is supposed to act as a bulwark against government propaganda, has instead become the mouthpiece of the world’s largest corporation — the U.S. government.

As veteran journalist Carl Bernstein, who along with Bob Woodward blew the lid off the Watergate scandal, reported in his expansive 1977 Rolling Stone piece, “The CIA and the Media”:

More than 400 American journalists … in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency… There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap.

Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services… Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs.

Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters… In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.

Bernstein is referring to Operation Mockingbird, a CIA campaign started in the 1950s to plant intelligence reports among reporters at more than 25 major newspapers and wire agencies, who would then regurgitate them for a public oblivious to the fact that they were being fed government propaganda.

In some instances, as Bernstein shows, members of the media also served as extensions of the surveillance state, with reporters actually carrying out assignments for the CIA.

Executives with CBS, the New York Times and Time magazine also worked closely with the CIA to vet the news.

Bernstein writes:

“Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include the American Broadcasting Company, the National Broadcasting Company, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps‑Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Miami Herald and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald‑Tribune.”

For example, in August 1964, the nation’s leading newspapers — including the Washington Post and New York Times — echoed Lyndon Johnson’s claim that North Vietnam had launched a second round of attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. No such attacks had taken place, and yet the damage was done.

As Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon report for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting:

“By reporting official claims as absolute truths, American journalism opened the floodgates for the bloody Vietnam War.”

Fast forward to the early post-9/11 years when, despite a lack of any credible data supporting the existence of weapons of mass destruction, the mainstream media jumped on the bandwagon to sound the war drums against Iraq.

As Los Angeles Times columnist Robin Abcarian put it, “our government … used its immense bully pulpit to steamroll the watchdogs… Many were gulled by access to administration insiders, or susceptible to the drumbeat of the government’s coordinated rhetoric.”

John Walcott, Washington bureau chief for Knight-Ridder, one of the only news agencies to challenge the government’s rationale for invading Iraq, suggests that the reason for the media’s easy acceptance is that “too many journalists, including some very famous ones, have surrendered their independence in order to become part of the ruling class. Journalism is, as the motto goes, speaking truth to power, not wielding it.”

If it was happening then, you can bet it’s still happening today, only it’s been reclassified, renamed and hidden behind layers of government secrecy, obfuscation and spin.

In its article, “How the American government is trying to control what you think,” the Washington Post points out “Government agencies historically have made a habit of crossing the blurry line between informing the public and propagandizing.”

Thus, whether you’re talking about the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the government’s invasion of Iraq based upon absolute fabrications, or the government’s so-called war on terror, privacy and whistleblowers, it’s being driven by propaganda churned out by one corporate machine (the corporate-controlled government) and fed to the American people by way of yet another corporate machine (the corporate-controlled media).

“For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it,”writes investigative journalist Nick Davies.

“The sheer ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production of our news.”

But wait.

If the mass media — aka the mainstream media or the corporate or establishment media — is merely repeating what is being fed to it, who are the masterminds within the government responsible for this propaganda?

Davies explains:

The Pentagon has now designated “information operations” as its fifth “core competency” alongside land, sea, air and special forces.

Since October 2006, every brigade, division and corps in the US military has had its own “psyop” element producing output for local media.

This military activity is linked to the State Department’s campaign of “public diplomacy” which includes funding radio stations and news websites.

This use of propaganda disguised as journalism is what journalist John Pilger refers to as “invisible government… the true ruling power of our country.”

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we no longer have a Fourth Estate.

Not when the “news” we receive is routinely manufactured, manipulated and made-to-order by government agents. Not when six corporations control 90% of the media in America.

There Were 88 Media CompaniesNow There Are 6 — All Get Their News from Rothschild

And not when, as Davies laments, “news organizations which might otherwise have exposed the truth were themselves part of the abuse, and so they kept silent, indulging in a comic parody of misreporting, hiding the emerging scandal from their readers like a Victorian nanny covering the children’s eyes from an accident in the street.”

So let’s have no more of this handwringing, heart-wrenching, morally offended talk about fake news by media outlets that have become propagandists for the false reality created by the American government.

After all, as Glenn Greenwald points out:

“The term propaganda rings melodramatic and exaggerated, but a press that — whether from fear, careerism, or conviction — uncritically recites false government claims and reports them as fact, or treats elected officials with a reverence reserved for royalty, cannot be accurately described as engaged in any other function.”

So where does that leave us? What should — or can — we do?

I’ll close with John Pilger’s words of warning and advice:

Real information, subversive information, remains the most potent power of all — and I believe that we must not fall into the trap of believing that the media speaks for the public.

That wasn’t true in Stalinist Czechoslovakia and it isn’t true of the United States. In all the years I’ve been a journalist, I’ve never known public consciousness to have risen as fast as it’s rising today… yet this growing critical public awareness is all the more remarkable when you consider the sheer scale of indoctrination, the mythology of a superior way of life, and the current manufactured state of fear.

[The public] need[s] truth, and journalists ought to be agents of truth, not the courtiers of power. I believe a fifth estate is possible, the product of a people’s movement, that monitors, deconstructs, and counters the corporate media.

In every university, in every media college, in every news room, teachers of journalism, journalists themselves need to ask themselves about the part they now play in the bloodshed in the name of a bogus objectivity.

Such a movement within the media could herald a perestroika of a kind that we have never known. This is all possible.

Silences can be broken… In the United States wonderfully free rebellious spirits populate the web… The best reporting … appears on the web … and citizen reporters.

The challenge for the rest of us is to lift this subjugated knowledge from out of the underground and take it to ordinary people. We need to make haste. Liberal Democracy is moving toward a form of corporate dictatorship.

This is an historic shift, and the media must not be allowed to be its façade, but itself made into a popular, burning issue, and subjected to direct action.

That great whistleblower Tom Paine warned that if the majority of the people were denied the truth and the ideas of truth, it was time to storm what he called the Bastille of words. That time is now.

By John W. Whitehead — author of  Battlefield America: The War on the American People.

 

Coping Tips for Empaths to Help You Embrace Your Gift

Source: Humans Are Free

If you haven’t read “30 Traits of the Empaths – Are You One?“, please do so before proceeding. ♥

Being an empath can be physically and emotionally draining. Many people are unaware that they’re an empath and do not know how to cope with this ability.

Firstly, you should start to develop your “Shield Body”, this is your protection bubble around your physical body (everyone and everything is energy and what you think you create).

There is a layer of your aura that is devoted to your interface with your environment. Its shape and condition indicate your relationship to your world. People who are empaths often have a “thin skin” in relation to their shield body. When it has holes in it, we are more easily influenced by our environment.

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Visualize your Shield Body

Visualize a shield of energy around your physical body. See it as being radiant and complete. You may see it as a particular color. Some people like to see it as white or gold. Decide what color would work well for you, and see it that way. Imagine the shield body as flowing and moving, not static.

We are developing a shield here, not armor. It is good for it to be flexible, so you can let in what serves you, and keep out what doesn’t. Snap your fingers to hold it in place. Do this exercise regularly.

Center of Being

Once you have the shield body in place, imagine that there is a spark in the center of your being that is your pure essence. Focus your attention on the spark, bring all your senses to bear. Also be aware of your sensations, emotions and thoughts.

First try this when you are alone, and then, after a time, practice it around others. See if you can switch your awareness from your environment to your self, and back again. Notice the difference between the two.

Don’t Take On Responsibilities That Aren’t Yours

A person can get so used to care taking that they can feel as though they are supposed to do it. You are not. It is good to be as compassionate as possible without going beyond the limits of what you need to do to maintain your health and sanity. You are responsible up to that line, and not beyond it.

If you are an empath, your idea of where the line is might be a bit fuzzy. Once you get to know where the line is, your perception will change so stick with it. It will make all your relationships clearer and cleaner. Embracing your Dark & Light side without harming non ~ Empaths are often outwardly kind and caring. They usually get the benefit of everyone thinking that they are almost saintly sometimes.

It is easy to get attached to being the “nice guy.” It is not easy dealing with people’s negative emotions, but care-taking of others does not ultimately serve them or you. It does not help them to protect them from their feelings. It keeps them from growing up. Besides, it’s not real. It’s much better to live in reality than a padded reality.

Yes, they may get angry or sad at you or with you if you don’t do what they want you to do but people who control or manipulate are not centered themselves & feel they have no control, so they project this at us. But it is important to remember that their feelings are not your feelings, and your well-being is not dependent on their well being.

Develop & Open the Chakras

When you feel you have mastered the Root, Throat & Third Eye chakras you can go on to the other four – Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart and Crown Chakras, but remember baby steps, one of the great quotes at Delphi in Greece – “Variety is the spice of life, Nothing in excess.”  hence Balance.

Some exercises that help to enhance the chakras are:

Develop Your Root Chakra

The root chakra helps us to deal with being fully in the world. When the root chakra is open, we are fully grounded and present with whatever is coming our way. When it is not open, we can be dis~ associative, fearful, and have difficulty staying present with what is going on.

Opening and healing the root chakra helps us to release the fears that keep us from our highest manifestation within form.

Visualisation

Imagine you are sending roots down into the earth from your base. Imagine you can breathe in and out of your root center. On the inhale, breathe in energy from the earth.

On the exhale, release any thing that is within you that does not serve you out of the root center and into the earth. Or on a Beach feel your feet on the sand for grounding & breath with the waves coming in & going out.

Some healing stones that you might find helpful are: obsidian, obsidian snow flake, hematite red jasper & Kansas pop rocks. (provide good grounding of high energy states. these crystals are used for balancing and cleansing; removing blockages and to aid in healing.)

Smudging And Clearing Regularly

Whether you are having difficulty with your empathic abilities or not, it is a good idea to smudge yourself regularly to release other people’s energy and influence from your energy body. Smudging is a way to clear your energy by waving incense around your body.

Sage, copal, frankincense, Nag Champa and Palo Santo are all recommended. Other good clearing methods are: showering, bathing and spending time in solitude at home, in garden or in nature.

For your home – open the curtains & windows for a while each day, sweeping, dusting, hoovering, shaking & patting things off change the energy of your surroundings. Plants, crystals / geodes, spray aromatherapy oils or crystal  mixed water, incense & or candles, your choice,  if left stagnant affects your living space.

Take a Clary Sage Bath

This is one of the single most effective things you can do to clear all that emotional funk away. And I do mean bath – a shower doesn’t permeate in the same manner. (Candles optional but not a necessity), just a nice hot bath and some privacy.

Give it a good 15 minutes and you will feel much, much better. I recommend it before going to bed, as you can carry all that chaos & baggage through your sleep and still wake up with it, otherwise.

If you can’t find sage or Lavender bubble bath, it’s ok, I just really love the sage & Lavender they are very purifying as are natural Bath Salts/ sea salt or Radox. you can take a shower or rinse your body of with jugs of water after the bath & visualize the chaos & baggage of the day washing away down the plug hole. Also spiritually you can visualize being purified by waterfalls.

Feeding Your Root Chakra – Grounding

Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc.
Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter
Spices: horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper

Physical but not competitive exercise

– Tai Chi
– Qigong
– Walking Meditation
– Yoga
– Chanting
– Visualization
– Dancing

Find the decompressing routine that uplifts you most and make it a part of your lifetime routine.

Develop Your Throat Chakra

Sometimes an empath will know what they need to say or do to make good boundaries, but have a hard time following through in expressing it.

The throat chakra is the center for the expression of personal truth. Through the opening of the throat chakra, we open ourselves to expressing our true needs and feelings, as well as expressing the creative force as it moves through us.

Some good exercises for opening the throat chakra are singing and chanting, sharing your feelings and thoughts with trusted friends friends who lift you, and meditating on the throat chakra.

Some healing stones that help with the throat chakra are:  lapis lazuli, turquoise, chrysacolla, amazonite, and blue lace agate. You can meditate with them, put them in a medicine bag, or wear jewellery (particularly necklaces).

Feeding Your Throat Chakra – Speaking One’s Truth

Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
Spices: salt, lemon grass

Develop Third Eye Chakra

For messages that come in Dreams, Visions and in meditation with Amethyst, Quartz or Lapis Lazuli under your pillow, on your third eye or hold in your hands. What you see will be personal to you so it could start with colours, shapes, patterns, symbols, music or full blown visions.

Keep a journal of your experiences even if it doesn’t make sense at the time, later you will notice synchronicities happening in waking moments & in life. Useful Incense: Nag Champa, Frankincense, Lavender and Vanilla.

Support brain health

The third eye sits in the middle of your forehead between your eyebrows… right where your brain and pineal gland sit, also known as seat of the soul.

Support healthy brain function and you automatically support your third eye chakra

Get lots of Vitamin D, bathe in sunshine each day for 15 mins, even cloudy daylight is better than no exposure to the natural rhythm of day and night, healthy fats in the diet, coconut oil, antioxidants such as red wine / red grape juice (2 glasses a day), tea/coffee (no more than 3 cups a day) and chocolate! Also, seed & fish oil are all fabulous ways to boost brain health.

Feeding Your Third Eye/Brow Chakra – Awakening Third Eye Senses

Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, etc.;
Liquids: red wines and grape juice;
Spices: lavender, hemp seeds, poppy seed, mugwort;

When your third eye is open and receptive, you can reap the many benefits of a strong 6th chakra, which can include:

– Intuitive knowings;
– Strong memory skills;
– Empathetic connections;
– Deep wisdom and ability to find meaning in life events;
– Open mindedness;
– Perceptive;
– Imaginative;
– Powerful dreams;
– Mental stamina and easy meditative states;

Solitude

Intuitive people tend to be quite empathetic, picking up on the energy of others, and so they can find crowds, smells, sensations, social interactions and public places overstimulating.

Honor your need to go within to recharge – there is nothing wrong with supporting your health by taking lots of down time in between work or social engagements. Get out in nature, even the garden is just as good, you could create a sanctuary with statues, garden ornaments, wind chimes wooden or metal, flowers & plants you are drawn too, rocks & shells you have collected.

Read lots of books, or meditate, listen to music you feel drawn to happy or sad as frequency healing is proven to be very therapeutic for your emotions, say no to social engagements that totally drain you and/or be sure to leave when you feel you have reached your fill… light candles, incense, use smudge sticks to clear out old energy from your living spaces… be aware of background noises that drain you (turning off a TV or radio that plays in the constantly in the background often has a noticeably positive impact on an empath)… unplug / switch off the phone.

Take the time to sit with your emotions and open to your own wisdom.

Emotional tracking! Support from others is wonderful and can be life-changing… but ultimately you need to connect with your own inner knowing in order to make that meaningful outlook last. Take all the time you need each day for solitude. This is not passive time… solitude is fortifying and strengthening to your third eye.

Breathe

Wherever you are, stop what you’re doing for 5 minutes and just breathe. You should be inhaling through the nose and from the diaphragm. Slowly.

And then you should be exhaling slowly, through the lips – don’t just open your mouth and blow it all out. Pretend you’re blowing on a cup of hot tea or coffee; that’s the kind of blowing you want. Slow and steady.

Imagine that each time you inhale you are drawing all that chaos & baggage up to the surface, and then expelling it when you exhale. If you practice, that will be precisely what you learn to do, eventually.

Do not overdo it initially – deep breathing can release all kinds of emotional junk you weren’t previously cognizant or mindful of and that will just make you feel worse, really, really worse! Remember baby steps, take it slow until you’re more skilled at it. A few deep breaths is enough when you’re just learning.

Use these steps to help bring you back to Heart Centered Awareness of Self.

You are all in my heart, infinite Love & Blessings on your wonderful journey of the rediscovery of your True Self.

By Malakhi; | Additions by Lisa Morris, HumansAreFree.com;

Positively Thriving Through the Collapse of Civilisation

Source: Humans Are Free

Have you ever watched something happening in slow motion?

You can quite clearly see the end result, but nevertheless, you can’t quite believe in your mind what your eyes are seeing.

Like when the twin towers ‘collapsed’. The demolition was happening there right in front of you, but you had to pinch yourself to make sure you weren’t just dreaming.

I feel exactly that way about modern society right now. The collapse is already happening, but in slow motion, so you can’t quite believe the entirety of it.

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What will it look like as the ‘buildings’ topple? More importantly, how can we not only survive the shift,but positively thrive in it?

Slow motion free fall

Have you seen the film “Collapse” yet? It’s a grounded, real and at times very emotive interview with the late whistle-blower Michael C Rupert. I believe everybody on the planet should watch it (I’ve included it below).

You hear the calling of a soul, put here for a purpose. Never so clearly have I witnessed a man express so eloquently, the destiny that drew him here.

He sums up so marvelously the reason why society is going to collapse. Let me correct myself: why it is already collapsing, just that it’s in slow motion, and not everyone has yet pinched themselves out of the dream that prevents them seeing the reality of it.

Society is built on the foundation of ‘infinite growth’, the need to continuously expand in order to service a surging ocean of debt.

It depends on the ever burgeoning exploitation of natural resources. Which is why governments and corporations are more concerned with the last pockets of oil under the pole, rather than the ice on top of it.

It’s why they’re stripping the tar from the sand, and fracking the earth into oblivion. Therein lies the problem. That’s why society is already in a state of slow motion free fall.

Because we live on a planet of finite resources, and the two ends no longer meet. We’ve built foundations on sand and now the tide is fast flowing in.

Nevertheless, I am an optimist. Where others might slip into fear, I see the light shining through the shadows. There’s a way to survive what is to come. No, there’s a way to positively thrive in it!

Thriving the meltdown

You first have to accept what you see. That’s a challenge in itself. Watch the film, especially towards the end, because it’s fascinating.

The interviewer suggests all manner of information can be presented to support the view you want to put across (like the ‘debate’ on global warming for example). And he’s right.

But that’s not what Michael is about and neither am I.

For me, and for others I work with, the debate is not necessary such intellectual pontification is a pointless waste of time. We’ve already seen the towers collapsing. I can feel the energies of higher benevolence instigating the collapse mechanism.

The earth needs to be saved from the wanton, consumeristic destruction. The debate — if ever there was one — is over. And until you can see through the veil, there’s nowhere to begin.

So my first suggestion — assuming you feel any resonance with me — is to work to see past the veil into what is surely now taking place: collapse of the civilisation we currently depend upon.

When this lands for you, you’ll realise like the Hopi Elders, that the only way to prosper through this collapse, is by spiritual means. This will be a ‘war’ of the spiritual through the material. Not fighting.

Rather breaking through the sense of physical disempowerment into the liberation of the spirit.

The expression of the boundless, unlimited you, and watching this miraculous nature shine out into the world. Trusting that your every step will be supported. Not in the way your ego might want.

It won’t deliver the physical outcome you desire. It’ll deliver much more than that: as the old skin peels off, a metamorphosis into an interconnected, interdimensional way of being — The rise of the Divine Human.

But yes, at this time we are physical beings too. And we’ll need a platform from which to unveil our divine being at the heart of every man, woman and child.

Just as the dragonfly stands on the leaf, peels off the old skin and unfolds its wings in the sunlight before taking flight, so we’ll need a stable background to help people learn to fly.

What does that mean exactly?

It means we have to bring as swift an end to the system as possible. It’s gobbling up precious resources and energy, ridiculously wasting them on idle rubbish, mindless entertainment and hopeless addiction.

We have to ween ourselves off this crutch through non-compliance with the corporations that would try to bolster it – those that would like to keep mankind dwelling in the murky depths of the pond, rather than flying liberated above it.

Discovering how less is more

We have to spend our time and money wisely now: to invest in ourselves and our future (especially since paper money will lose its value); to gather together the resources and communities that can help one another out as society steadily pulls itself apart.

Even if you continue to work in the matrix, you can still prepare.

And don’t worry, you have time, if you begin now. Society will not collapse in one fell swoop. It will be a steady degradation. It’s happening now. It’s just that most haven’t clicked yet as to what’s going on.

So you’ve got time to gather together, share ideas, support and suggestions about what might work best. You can start growing your own food and collect a reserve of essentials to tide you through difficult times.

That’s the inspirational idea behind Transition Towns, which have been springing up and thriving all around the world for several years now.

It’s about supporting local skills, already developing the web of a local support and resource mechanism.

Even if it’s just a micro community of a few neighbours and friends, it will make all the difference as the globalised structure fractures.

In the film below, Michael shares a poignant and prophetic example of the fate of two countries – North Korea and Cuba – that both suffered through the collapse of the iron curtain: affected because they were both dependent on Soviet oil, just as the civilised world is right now.

The North Korean approach was to centralise resource, for government to control everything, like the collectivised food supply and nationalised energy. Communism?

It sounds suspiciously like the leading western ‘democracies’ to me. And what was the result? Starvation on a massive scale.

Cuba on the other hand encouraged people to come together in local communities, to grow their own food in their own back gardens, thus consuming a fraction of the energy.

They no longer have the paraphernalia of modern society – a blessing – and the people positively thrived by needing less, discovering that less is more.

Some will say we can use unlimited supplies of ‘free energy’. Whilst we may benefit from new technologies that could come through, what we have to realise is how hopelessly dependent the current system is on oil.

How will all those fossil fuel engines be replaced? Where will the resources come from to build the new machines, gadgets and widgets?

Whatever technology we discover to tide us through, it is my strong assertion that we need to get used to consuming less, using wisely the resources we currently have:

“Even if you new the world was to end tomorrow, would you plant that apple tree today? Would you live wisely, with compassion and a soft footprint on the earth? It is these souls that will ascend through the collapse of the old world. This is the new consciousness which will thrive as the old is peeled away.”

Pinch yourself awake

The universe is a flowing ocean of energy. Humanity — spurred by an Interdimensional Intervention— has built a dam and tried to contain it in some eddy current.

And we’ve turned a blind eye as the realigning energy of higher dimensional forces and devic consciousness now comes in to break apart the false reality fabric over time.

This shift and cleansing process that is beginning will be unlike any other to have taken place on earth. Why? Because Gaia has released her karma.

She needed the control mechanism too, in order to experience being fully accepting and forgiving of those that would disrespect her. But she’s processed that constriction now and needs it no longer.

Thus the ‘matrix’ no longer has a foundation. It will be peeled off over time. There will be no place for the old human consciousness, which will be shed with the skin too.

Instead, will incarnate the new human consciousness — Divinicus Cometh — to thrive through this cleansing process which has now begun.

“The renewed human spirit is meant to ride this realigning wave, rather than try to manipulate it. Because anything that tries to control something else, ultimately ends up controlling only itself.

“So we need to learn to ride the wave of the soul once more. To listen to it and above all, feel it coursing through our veins, respond to its direction. We need to master the inner alchemy of change.

“There’s two streams of consciousness within you. Which do you identify with: the sense of separation, the fear and contraction? or do you penetrate that, soften through it and flow with your eternal spirit?”

Right now too many are still caught ‘rabbit like’ in the car headlamps as the slow motion tsunami approaches them.

Hoping, pretending, that they’re just in a dream and when they wake up, all will be okay, the car won’t really be careering towards them. But by then, it’s too late.

I urge you then to watch the film, pinch yourself awake, but then let the soul inspire you to make new choices in this new multidimensional landscape.

And if you can’t yet clearly hear the soul and follow its guidance through every choice, then I would suggest that’s the best place to begin.

Here’s the documentary and afterwards, if you’d like help with the soul guidance part, feel free to get in touch.

Open’s new book “Breakthrough — Divine Revelations” is available on Amazon.com

From my heart to yours — Open, on behalf of Openhand.

Warning Signs From The Universe

Source: Humans Are Free

Warning Signs From The Universe

Many people believe that things “just happen” to them, but as we connect more closely to our intuition we are shown that everything that happens to us is of our own creation.

We may not be fully aware of what we are creating moment to moment, but fortunately the universe provides us with many signs to let us know when we are on the right path, and (more importantly) when we are on the wrong path.

This article will focus on the warning signs from the universe.

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In general, warning signs from the universe occur in the form of unwanted circumstances and events.

These signs are an indication that your energy is headed towards (or currently stuck in) a low vibrational frequency.

Your thoughts, feelings and actions are focused negatively, and this is creating unwanted circumstances.

Conversely, when your thoughts, feelings and actions are moving at a high vibrational frequency, life will line up perfectly.

You will have excellent timing and good luck all day long. This is why it’s so important to raise your vibration by consciously choosing positive thoughts.

Although we have the ability to resonate at a high vibrational frequency, it is challenging for us to stay elevated all of the time.

This is because our souls are stuck here on Earth in a physical dimension that is much denser and slower than the higher, ethereal dimensions.

The simple makeup of our planet and bodies is composed of much lower vibrational energy than that of our souls.

As a result, we will likely bump up against unwanted circumstances from time to time, but that’s ok.

As long as we heed these warning signs (without allowing our egos to fixate on them!) we can get back on track quickly.

As you move through your day, it’s a good idea to take note of the warning signs from the universe.  Here are a few examples of signs to be mindful of:

Warning Signs From the Universe

  1. Stubbing your toe
  2. Getting stuck in traffic
  3. Receiving dirty looks or snide remarks from others
  4. Getting injured
  5. Unexpected expenses or bills in the mail
  6. Uneasy gut feelings
  7. Arguments with your loved ones
  8. Getting sick
  9. Headaches
  10. Losing or breaking your possessions
  11. Unpleasant odors, sounds or tastes

Each of these signs is an indication that you need to center yourself and adjust your frequency. When you encounter one of these warning signs, please stop!

Do not keep working on that task, or having that conversation, or obsessing over that thought that you were just having because it is not taking you where you want to be.

Instead, take a deep breath, step away from the situation, or even take a minute to meditate if you are able to.

If you catch these warning signs quickly and respond immediately, the simple act of centering yourself will stop the negative momentum.

As a final note, please try not to obsess over a warning sign. Talking about it, thinking about it and replaying it your mind is a surefire way to lower your vibrational frequency.

Take it for what it is, a simple “stop sign,” and move on from it. Please take care of your vibration; only give attention to the thoughts, feelings and actions that resonate with your soul’s natural frequency.

XO, Andrea Schulman — Make sure to check out Andrea’s Law of Attraction 30-Day Trial Membership

60% of the US Govt’s Billion Dollar PR Budget Goes to the Pentagon to Sell You War — And It’s Working

Source: Humans Are Free

By Claire Bernish

Well over a half billion dollars is shelled out annually by the Pentagon to propagandize and galvanize public support of its wars based nearly entirely on lies — because, after all, war crafted to prop up the military-industrial machine’s profiteering can indeed be a tough sell.

In the latest report on Public Relations Spending from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the United States’ government PR apparatus has been revealed to spend over $1 billion annually— $626 million of which the Department of Defense allots to employ a massive propaganda army constituting roughly 40 percent of the more than 5,000-strong federal public relations workforce.

In comparison, Health and Human Services — with the second highest spending of all federal agencies during the 10-year period the GAO studied — spent an average of $116 million to promote, for example, Obamacare, flu shots, and the like.

Pentagon spending accounted for over 60 percent of the federal government’s public relations hefty total budget between 2006 and 2015.

To put that figure in context, Senate Committee on the Budget Chairman Sen. Mike Enzi pointed out, the entire Department of Education had 4,081 employees in 2015.

Simply put, the Pentagon takes itself quite seriously and wants to make sure you do, too. In fact, the DoD spent more on unknown propaganda and PR efforts in the ten years of the study than all other government agencies — combined.

“With increasing pressures on limited federal resources, it is crucial to know how much is spent across the federal government on public relations activities and which federal agencies are spending the most,” Enzi said in a statement.

“It is important to understand the primary purposes and reported benefits from the investments of tax dollars paid by America’s hardworking families. I look forward to GAO continuing its efforts to shine more light on these activities.”

While precisely how the Pentagon spends its massive PR budget could not be determined, the report explains, “Although there is no single, commonly-accepted definition of what constitutes advertising or public relations.”

So the GAO describes Department of Defense advertising as “the placement of messages intended to inform or persuade an audience through various types of media, such as television, radio, digital media, direct mail, and others.”

Related: Al Qaeda Videos Aren’t the Only Media the US Has Faked

In 2008, when the Department of Defense squandered $868 million on its public image, as Reason reports, “it accounted for more than two-thirds of all taxpayer-funded advertising in the federal government.”

“With the increased popularity and accessibility of expanded media platforms,” GAO Acting Director of Strategic Issues Heather Krause wrote, “the federal government’s ability to publicize information has changed rapidly, but the total scope of federal public relations activities is largely unknown.”

For the Department of Defense, at least, the nature of that spending might never be fully accounted for — although a recent report revealed the Pentagon had forked over an estimated $540 millionbetween May 2007 and December 2011 to an outside PR firm to craft fake terrorist videos.

Worse, an audit proved the Pentagon somehow has no idea where $6.5 trillion went.

Generating support from an American populace growing weary of funding dubious military actions abroad, which have included a pattern of bombing hospitals, weddings, funerals, markets, schools,ambulances, and even the militaries of governments the U.S. hasn’t declared war upon, can certainly be difficult to pull off — especially in light of a recent Wikileaks email revelation the government has been aware its human-rights-abusing allies are actively funding and aiding the Islamic State they’re all supposedly fighting.

Read: America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Groups

Indeed the deception runs deep, and without transparency — or even accurate record-keeping — to rein in Big Government’s multifarious propaganda tentacles, the American public might never find out when, exactly, it’s being manipulated.

Are You Unknowingly Part of the ‘Cosmic Call to Action’?

Source: Max and Lana and LOC Group

A large number of people, especially those who feel or even know in their hearts that they have a role in the changing world, seem to have unknowingly experienced “a call” or shift, which began approximately six to eight years ago.

In most cases, this shift in their thinking, perspectives, approach, mood, activities, and/or priorities appeared to result from: a loss or death; a divorce or failed relationship; an illness and/or physical symptoms; or an intense new sense of feeling unfulfilled – despite numerous accomplishments.

Regardless of the specific trigger(s), the event or events sent each person into a relatively uncomfortable, unhappy, disconnected, and discontent period in their lives.

More than ever, they have felt intensely lost, confused, and disconnected from their true purpose, path, and joy – and more plagued by issues mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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However, it is our belief that the period of disconnect serves to prepare this special, “pioneering” population for their roles as various leaders in the new era ahead.

They are this epoch’s First Wave – and the period of disconnect was and is meant to help them.

The challenges that they have been experiencing are to assist them: to resolve and cleanse mental issues and attachments; to intensify their talents; and to connect them with each other– in order to share, empower, and mobilize their efforts for the year or two ahead.

Are you part of this “first wave?” Most of these pioneers or first- wavers have been experiencing many or all the following:

  1. A feeling or sense that they “don’t fit in,” don’t belong, or can’t connect to the people around them.
  2. A desire to find their true “home” and/or true spiritual family and community.
  3. A feeling that entities are around them. They may even see or hear those entities on occasion.
  4. A feeling that they aren’t achieving the success, relationships, and happiness they desire — despite having outstanding skills, capacities, and intelligence.
  5. Changes in mood, emotions, and energy levels that seem to reflect the people or planet around them, as much if not more than their own state and condition.
  6. Moments of feeling more “awakened” or conscious, but finding those times short-lived or unsustainable in daily life.
  7. Vivid dreams, and even moving, speaking, or acting out while asleep.
  8. Periods of intense “shedding” of relationships, responsibilities, or priorities.
  9. A feeling that time is moving much faster.
  10. Noticing synchronicities and believing that there are no “coincidences” or “accidents.”
  11. A sense that the times ahead won’t be easy – but that the upcoming global events are necessary for our planet to progress, and for humans to evolve in their development.

If you are a first-waver, you may benefit from the following:

  1. Being in contact with others who possess high frequencies and vibrations.
  2. Healing residual mental and physical wounds.
  3. Understanding and accepting that your role in this world, quite literally and figuratively, may be very “close to home.” (Embrace the notion that you don’t have to save the world to “save the world.” Your immediate area may be exactly where you are needed.)
  4. Reminding yourself that you can’t save everyone. It is not everyone’s destiny for you to save them!
  5. Practicing, developing, and intensifying your innate or learned skills and talents.
  6. Learning which foods, activities, and environments are most helpful and least toxic for your specific body.