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Synchronization of Autonomic Nervous System Rhythms With Geomagnetic Activity Found In Human Subjects

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Over the past few years, a number of publications have emerged from scientists and researchers all over the world regarding the human magnetic field. Not only have they been studying the human magnetic field, they’ve also been studying the magnetic field of the planet, and how all these fields, including our own, can impact ourselves and the people around us. It’s similar to quantum entanglement, in that both show that everybody and every living thing is “connected” in ways we have yet to fully understand.

Leading the charge are the brilliant scientists over at the HearthMath Institute. An internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization, it dedicates itself to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives.

A large portion of their research has investigated heart and brain interaction. Researchers have examined how the heart and brain communicate with each other and how that affects our consciousness and the way in which we perceive our world. For example, when a person is feeling really positive emotions like gratitude, love, or appreciation, the heart beats out a certain message. Because the heart beats out the largest electromagnetic field produced in the body, it can yield significant data for researchers. You can read more about that here.

Now, the Institute has published new research which suggests that daily autonomic nervous system activity not only responds to changes in solar and geomagnetic activity, but also synchronizes with the time-varying magnetic fields associated with geomatic field-line resonances and Schumann resonances.

In 1952, German physicist and professor W.O. Schumann of the Technical University of Munich began attempting to answer whether or not the Earth itself has a frequency — a pulse. His assumption about the existence of this frequency came from his understanding that when a sphere exists inside of another sphere, an electrical tension is created. Since the negatively charged Earth exists inside the positively charged ionosphere, there must be tension between the two, giving the Earth a specific frequency. Following his assumptions, through a series of calculations he was able to land upon a frequency he believed was the pulse of the Earth. This frequency was 10hz.

hertzIt wasn’t until 1954 that Schumann teamed up with another scientist, Herbert König, and confirmed that the resonance of the Earth maintained a frequency of 7.83 Hz. This discovery was later tested out by several scientists and confirmed. Since then, the Schumann Resonance has been the accepted term to describe or measure the pulse or heartbeat of the earth.

You can read more about Schumann Resonance here.

“To follow up and confirm these profound findings, an international study with 104 participants in five countries was conducted. The preliminary findings have confirmed and extended the results of the first study and they indicate humanity’s heart rhythms are synchronized on a global scale. We are synchronized not only with each other, but also with the earth’s energetic systems.” (source)

The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and its results are consistent with other studies showing that changes in solar and geomagnetic activity correlate with changes in the human nervous system activity.

It’s long been known that all biological systems on Earth are exposed to invisible magnetic fields of all kinds, and at all range of frequencies, and that these fields can affect every cell and circuit to a greater or lesser degree. A number of physiological rhythms, as the study points out, have been shown to be synchronized with solar and geomagnetic activity. (source)(source)(source)(source)(source)(source)

As the study points out:

Human regulatory systems are designed to adapt to daily and seasonal climatic and geomagnetic variations; however, sharp changes in solar and geomagnetic activity and geomagnetic storms can stress these regulatory systems, resulting in alterations in melatonin/serotonin balance, blood pressure, immune system, reproductive, cardiac, and neurological processes. Disturbed geomagnetic activity is associated with the intensification of existing diseases, significant increases in myocardial infarction incidence and death, changes in blood flow, aggregation, and coagulation, increased blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, and seizures in epileptics.

Fascinating, isn’t it? it makes one wonder just how much we know about our health and what influences it.

The study outlines how, during periods of increased solar activity, which peaks every 10.5 to 11 years, “the sun emits increased ultraviolet (UV) energy and solar radio flub, which is measured by the 2.8 GHz signal” and “although the details of the physiological mechanisms in humans and animals are not yet fully understood, it is apparent that solar and magnetic influences affect a wide range of human health and behavioral processes, with the cardiovascular and nervous systems being the most clearly affected.”

The study goes on to outline several examples where the human autonomic nervous system seems to be responding to this type of activity.

For this specific study, ten healthy individuals from the ages of 34 to 65 years old participated, with an average age of 53. Their Heart Rate Variability (HRV) was recorded for 31 consecutive days. To see the methods and results, as well as the statistical analysis, limitations, and more, please refer to the actual study.

Based on their results, the authors concluded:

Overall, the study suggests that daily autonomic nervous system activity not only responds to changes in solar and geomagnetic activity, but is synchronized with the time-varying magnetic fields associated with geomagnetic field-line resonances and Schumann resonances. A likely explanation for how solar and geomagnetic fields can influence human nervous system activity is through a resonant coupling between our nervous systems and geomagnetic frequencies (Alfvén waves), or ultra low frequency standing waves in the earth-ionosphere resonant cavity (Schumann resonances) that overlap with physiological rhythms.

Findings like these, and many more, are exactly why the HeartMath institute began what’s known as the Global Coherence Initiative (GCI).

Others are working on identifying how these fields can be sensed.

A recent study published by Kirschvink in the journal Nature Communications suggests that a protein in the human retina, when placed into fruit flies, has the ability to detect magnetic fields. The research claims that it can serve as a magneto sensor, but it’s unknown whether or not humans use it in this way as well. (source)

The Global Coherence Initiative

The GCI in an international cooperative effort to help activate the heart of humanity and facilitate a shift in global consciousness. Its primary focus is to invite people to participate by actively adding more heart-coherent love, care, and compassion into the planetary field. It also aims to scientifically research how we are all energetically connected with each other and the planet, and how we can utilize this interconnectivity to raise our personal vibration to assist in creating a better world.

The hypotheses of the researchers and scientists behind this process are as follows:

  • The Earth’s magnetic fields are a carrier of biologically relevant information that connects all living systems
  • Every person affects this global information field. Large numbers of people creating heart-coherent states of love, appreciation, care, and compassion can generate a more coherent field environment that benefits others and helps off-set the current planetary discord and incoherence
  • There is a feedback loop between human beings and Earth’s energetic/magnetic systems
  • Earth has several sources of magnetic fields that affect us all. Two of them are the geomagnetic field that emanates from the core of the Earth, and the fields that exist between Earth and the ionosphere. These fields surround the entire planet and act as protective shields blocking out the harmful effects of solar radiation, cosmic rays, sand, and other forms of space weather. Without these fields, ice as we know it could not exist on Earth. They are part of the dynamic ecosystem of our planet.
  • The Earth and ionosphere generate frequencies that range from 0.01 hertz to 300 hertz, some of which are in the exact same frequency range as the one happening in our brain, cardiovascular system, and autonomic nervous system. This fact is one way to explain how fluctuations in the Earth’s and Sun’s magnetic fields can influence us. Changes in these fields have also been shown to affect our brain waves, heart rhythms, memory, athletics performance, and overall halth.Changes in the Earth’s fields from extreme solar activity have been linked to some of humanity’s greatest creations of art, as well as some of its most tragic events. (source)We know how these fields affect us, but what about how we affect these fields? That’s the real question here. GCI scientists believe that because brainwave and heart rhythm frequencies overlap the Earth’s field resonance, we are not just receivers of biologically relevant information, but also feed information into the global field, thus creating a feedback loop with the Earth’s magnetic fields:

    Research is indicating that human emotions and consciousness encode information into the geomagnetic field and this encoded information is distributed globally. The Earth’s magnetic fields act as carrier waves for this information which influences all living systems and the collective consciousness. (source)

    This research, which is still in its infancy, has great ramifications. It will further push along the fact that our attitudes, emotions, and intentions actually matter, a lot, and that these factors within the realm of non-material science can affect all life on Earth. Coherent, cooperative intention could impact global events and improve the quality of life on Earth. Practicing love, gratitude, and appreciation, and bettering ourselves as individuals, are just a few of many action steps we can take toward changing our planet for the better.

    So What?

    This research further reinforces the fact that we have a special kind of relationship with every living system around us, an energetic relationship where processes as described above affect our nervous system, health, emotions, and mood.  Previous research on this topic shows just how important our emotions could be with regards to coding information into this field. Positive emotions can uplift our nervous system, while negative emotions can dampen it.

    The best way, for now, to work with this information and incorporate it into our daily lives is through self observation.

    So, the next time you feel upset, angry, or frustrated, try observing yourself and how you react. It’s great practice to identify and neutralize your buttons so they cannot be pushed, and work on your personal development. You have to do whatever you can to feel good, which could include exercise, eating healthy, minimizing electronics usage, spending time with friends and animals, and more. You could practice being less judgemental, and work on your intentions by figuring out if they are coming from a  ‘good’ place. You could be more grateful, you could help others, and you could treat others how they want to be treated.

    There are a number of tools you could use, like meditation, for example, to assist you with these action steps. The bottom line is, if you are at peace with yourself, and have control over your emotions, you are helping the planet and others around you. If you are constantly angry, harming others, or have negative intentions, you could be doing the exact opposite.

    To further your research on this topic, an excellent place to start is the at the Institute of HeartMath. The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions, and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives.

    Collective Evolution III, The Shift

    Some of what is discussed above is also covered in our third documentary that was released three years ago. The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential. CE3 uses a different level of consciousness and scientific facts to bring clarity about the shift while dispelling myths about our true nature. It offers practical steps that we can implement right now to transition out of survival mode and into our more natural state of peace and co-operation . CE3 includes fascinating interviews with revolutionary speakers and people who are already opting out of the current socioeconomic system. The film examines hidden technologies and exciting alternatives for a bright limitless future. This is the most exciting time in the history of our world.

    So if you’re interested, you can watch it below.

    Related CE Articles:

    What Science Is Telling Us About The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

    What Science Is Telling Us About Earth’s Magnetic Fields & How They Connect To Our Own

     

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In 2016 Environmental Activists Were Murdered In Record Numbers

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To be clear, we do not want this article to encourage you to shy away from standing up for what you believe in. If we’re not willing to take action in this world, how will we ever create a brighter tomorrow? It is through leading by example that we set the stage for others to step up as well, and inspire them to truly become the change.

That being said, it’s no secret that, on occasion, activism can result in violence. Police brutality and aggression from authority are very real problems, and even if we’re coming from a place of peace, those in power may view some forms of activism as a threat to the establishment. We have seen this play out in many different ways over the past few years in North America: journalists, writers, and lawyers with ties to the Clintons have wound up dead, and many civilians were injured while protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In this article, we’ll be focusing mainly on the latter example. Of course, it’s not just in association with the DAPL, as environmental protectors all over the world are being threatened or killed for their bravery. According to a new report by Global Witness, 2016 represented the year in which the most activists were murdered to date simply for taking a stand against mining, logging, agriculture, and related projects and industries.

The picture above is of Berta Caceres, one of these many brave souls.

2016: Highest # of Murdered Environmental Activists Ever

Nearly four people every week were killed for defending their homes or the environment in 2016. Keep in mind that that’s obviously not the only tactic used against environmental protectors; other strategies include death threats, sexual assault, arrests, blackmail, and attacks on family members.

The highest number of murders occurred in Brazil, with Colombia at a close second and the Philippines at third. The total number of known murders of environmental activists throughout 24 countries was 200, but who knows how many went unreported. Global Witness estimated that the actual numbers were likely dramatically higher than those recorded in the report. Approximately 40% of those murdered were Indigenous.

One of the greatest increases from last year’s report was the number of murders of environmental activists based in India. The country experienced a 300% increase from last year, as India had 16 deaths in 2016 alone. The report predicts that this was likely as a result of the recent increase in police brutality and state suppression of activists, as many were murdered at public protest events.

Though many of these murders went unsolved, the vast majority were killed by either police/military forces or hitmen. The irony is that mainstream media often paints the victims as the criminals for having stepped up and fought these companies in the first place. For many of us who admire and respect the environment, this may seem backwards. Why do we have to defend the very land and resources we need to survive?

“Governments and business are failing to tackle the main root cause of the attacks: the imposition of projects on communities without their free, prior and informed consent,” the report concludes. “Protest is often the only recourse left to communities exercising their right to have a say about the use of their land and natural resources, putting them on a collision course with those seeking profit at any cost.”

If our air is polluted and our water is dirty, we literally cannot survive. Why is it that civilians need to explain this concept to these rich and powerful corporations? Often times, the onus is left up to the people to protect the environment, and this should be commended, not criminalized.

“These reports tell a very grim story,” Global Witness campaigner Ben Leather said in a press release. “The battle to protect the planet is rapidly intensifying and the cost can be counted in human lives. More people in more countries are being left with no option but to take a stand against the theft of their land or the trashing of their environment. Too often they are brutally silenced by political and business elites, while the investors that bankroll them do nothing.”

The following video by Global Witness highlights some of these issues:

Final Thoughts

It’s clear that we’re witnessing a shift in consciousness on this planet. More and more people are starting to realize our inherent connection to one another and everything around us, including the environment.

We will no longer sit back and watch as this planet gets destroyed. Yes, the fact that the establishment responds with force at times is unacceptable, but we cannot let this prevent us from standing up for what we believe in.

In addition, some protests and movements are fuelled and funded by the elite in order to stir up aggression, controversy, and violence amongst one another, such as the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter, but that’s another story (which you can read about in our CE article here).

At the end of the day, if you feel that something is wrong in society, don’t be afraid to question it. Educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and vote with your dollar. 

 

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Woman Cancels Her Wedding & Uses The 30k To Feed The Homeless

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The average American spends about $26,720 on their wedding, with total costs ranging between $10,000-$33,000. Understandably, more and more people are becoming fed up with the massive expense that hosting a ceremony to publicly express their love for one another now entails.

In an episode of Adam Ruins Everything, Adam perfectly breaks down the nonsensical idea that you have to be frivolous with your money when it comes to ‘keeping tradition’ on your wedding. In fact, Adam explains that what we know today as ‘tradition’ wasn’t always so.

Weddings used to be informal and when a woman wore white, it didn’t mean that she was a virgin, but that she was rich. Queen Victoria was the first woman to wear white to her wedding, spurring a trend for future generations that would allow them to showcase how wealthy they were and which even influenced wedding cake colour, as white sugar was too costly for the average person.

Who’s to blame for the rise in wedding prices? Wedding magazines, of course. They helped establish a standard for couples everywhere to ‘marry like the wealthy,’ and build a wedding industry that takes advantage of young couples looking to make their big day memorable by overcharging them for photos, food, and venues.

With all this being said, it’s perfectly acceptable to spend your money how you wish and if you choose to host a beautiful ceremony for your family and friends to witness the proclamation of your love, then you should feel free to do so.

Sarah Cummins had this exact idea in mind over the two years she spent planning her wedding to her fiancé, Logan Araujo. The bad news is, they had to cancel the wedding due to unforeseen circumstances, and to make matters worse, they were stuck with a nonrefundable contract for a venue and a plated dinner for 170 guests at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.

The good news?

Instead of continuing to wallow in sorrow and worrying about what to do with the food, she decided to work together with her event planner, Maddie LaDow, to rearrange the reception area, then started contacting homeless shelters in Indianapolis and Noblesville and inviting residents to her party.

After reaching out to a few homeless shelters, Sarah was pleased to hear that she could potentially be expecting 150 guests. Cheryl Herzog, development director at Dayspring Centre, one of the local shelters contacted, was so touched that Sara was able to turn a painful experience into a joyful one for families in need. “Being homeless is stressful for an entire family. I suspect having the chance to experience a delicious meal with your family in a beautiful space like the Ritz Charles will be very special for them,” she said.

Not only were families invited, but a dozen veterans from a local organization were counted among the guests, too. In order to complete the swanky party, several local businesses and residents participated by donating suits, dresses and other items for the guests to wear.

“For me, it was an opportunity to let these people know they deserved to be at a place like this just as much as everyone else does,” Cummins said.

Guests feasted on bourbon-glazed meatballs, roasted garlic bruschetta, chicken breast with artichokes and Chardonnay cream sauce, and, of course, wedding cake!

Sarah welcomed the guests at the door and received support from three of her seven bridesmaids, along with her mother and aunts.

Her ex-fiancé Logan also commended Sarah and agreed that it was a selfless way to handle the situation. “I’m happy through my grief and also Sarah’s that she was able to make a selfless and very thoughtful decision in such a hard time,” he revealed. Logan’s mother passed recently, so the dinner also served as a memorial for her.

The story originally appeared on the Indy Star.

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The Most Important Feature of Heartfulness That’s Been Around For Thousands of Years: Transmission

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KAMLESH D. PATEL introduces the most important feature of Heartfulness: transmission. It is not something new, having been around for thousands of years, but like any other transfer of energy, it is the quality and potency that matter.


The Science of Spirituality

At this time in human history, we all have the opportunity to experience this life-transforming offering from the Source, wherever we are.

Over the past few decades, meditation has acquired universal recognition for its numerous positive effects. Many methods of meditation are available and it is possible that all of them may be good. The Heartfulness meditation technique is also good, but what makes it unique is the addition of another element known as pranahuti, or yogic transmission. Yogic transmission makes meditation truly dynamic, and it is the real specialty of the Heartfulness method offered by Sahaj Marg.


Yogic transmission makes meditation truly dynamic.


What is transmission? Transmission has been defined as the utilization of divine energy for the transformation of man. Here we are not speaking of physical transformation, as our bodies are limited by our genetic makeup. For example, we might be able to gain or lose a few pounds, but we cannot change our height substantially. On the mental level, there are fewer limitations. We can all learn — some very easily and some with greater difficulty — but it is only on the spiritual level that there is infinite scope for growth. Transmission is the nourishment that allows such unlimited growth.

If transmission is an energy that can bring about infinite growth, it must also be infinite. In the physical world, there is no such thing as infinite energy. The sun can blaze for billions of years, but eventually even it will burn itself out. Under Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc2, energy is always limited by the velocity of light and the finiteness of mass. But yogis have never been bound by physical laws. An adept meditator may be seated in one country, while the aspirant is seated in some distant place across oceans and mountains. Yet, the moment the adept triggers the transmission, the aspirant receives it wherever he or she may be. This is the common experience of so many meditators. If we merely think of transmission, it starts to flow instantly.


The best way to understand transmission remains to experience it practically.


Even light cannot travel instantly. If a distance can be traversed in zero time, the velocity is infinite. Hypothetically, what would happen to Einstein’s equation if we were to substitute the speed of light with such infinite velocity? Inserting infinity into the equation means that the energy that comes to us would also be infinite, and its source would also have to be infinite. This is transmission.

While the link between science and spirituality continues to be a source of debate and research, the best way to understand transmission remains to experience it practically. Trying to grasp transmission intellectually is like trying to understand the taste of strawberry ice cream intellectually. Is it possible to convey its taste in words to someone who has never tried it? You can explain all about sucrose, dairy proteins, and the temperature at which milk freezes, but it would all be useless. In the end, you would probably say, “Just try it!”

Add transmission to your individual spiritual or religious practice, faith or no faith, and you will experience a quantum shift in your inner experience from day one. I say faith or no faith, because faith is the result of the impact of some esoteric experience. Without such experience, belief remains unproductive and unfulfilling.


Add transmission to your individual spiritual or religious practice, faith or no faith, and you will experience a quantum shift in your inner experience from day one.


You can use scientific experimentation to test the effects of transmission. First, meditate without transmission, using only the prescribed Heartfulness technique. Then, after a few minutes, meditate using the same technique, but with the assistance of an adept who meditates along with you. This expert can either be physically present with you or at a remote location. You can do this as many times as you like, as it will be replicable. This test will allow you to compare the difference between meditation without transmission and meditation then with transmission.

For many people, the experience of receiving transmission is so convincing that no further proof or understanding is necessary. I invite you to experiment and experience it for yourself.

About the Author: Kamlesh D. Patel is the teacher of Heartfulness, and the fourth spiritual guide in the Heartfulness tradition of meditation. Known to many as Daaji, he has that rare capacity to dive deep into the center of his existence in the heart, while simultaneously having a scientific approach to original research in the field of meditation, spirituality and human evolution. He is a prolific speaker and writer, and you can read his latest writings at www.daaji.org.

The article was originally published in Heartfulness Magazine but has been republished on Collective Evolution with the consent of the original publisher.

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France Is Making Vaccines For 11 Diseases Mandatory In 2018

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A couple months ago, we published an article on Italy’s plans to make specific vaccinations mandatory for all children in schools (you can read it here). This means that any parent who doesn’t want their kid to be vaccinated and refuses them will not be able to send their child to school.

Italy’s decision was in response to their recent increase in measles outbreaks, as reported cases of measles rose fivefold across the country in April compared to the same month last year, according to the National Health Institute.

Well, we’re now experiencing a similar situation with Italy’s neighbour, France.

Starting in 2018, parents in France will be legally obligated to vaccinate their children against 11 diseases. Compared to France’s current mandatory vaccinations, of which there are only three (diphtheria, tetanus, and polio), the difference is dramatic.

This begs the questions: What risks will these new vaccines pose, and how can French parents actually protect their children?

France Is Making These Vaccines Mandatory

Starting in 2018, France will be making eight more vaccines compulsory: measles, hepatitis B, influenza, whooping cough, mumps, rubella, pneumonia, and meningitis C. That’s right, France plans to make an influenza vaccine, otherwise known as a flu shot, mandatory for all children.

The government attributes this sudden regulation of such a strict regiment of vaccines to an “epidemic of measles in France.” There have been more than 24,000 cases of measles in France between 2008 and 2016 (though only 10 of these cases resulted in death).

This change likely won’t be pushed through without a fight from the public. Last year, a survey sent to 65,819 individuals found that France was the most skeptical country in the world about vaccines. An astonishing 41% of the participants in France disagreed with the statement “vaccines are safe,” in comparison to only 13% on average throughout the rest of the world (source).

Their concerns don’t come without good reason, as tons of studies have found correlations between specific vaccines and the ingredients within them to different illnesses, negative reactions, and in many cases, death.

Around 75% of the population already gets the MMR vaccine, and because vaccinations do not ensure full immunization, there’s no telling if increasing that percentage will actually help this. Plus, herd immunity doesn’t necessarily work that way. For example, according to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as low as 40% of the population would need to be vaccinated in order for herd immunity to be achieved. Nevertheless, France is still using this argument to support their upcoming policy change.

”Today, in France, measles reappears. It is not tolerable that children die from it: 10 have died since 2008. Since this vaccine is only recommended and not mandatory, the coverage rate is 75 percent, whereas it should be 95 percent to prevent this epidemic. We have the same problem with meningitis,” France’s Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, said.

Related CE Article: Physicians In France Join Growing List of Countries That Question Vaccine Safety

How Does Herd Immunity Really Work?

Herd immunity, or community immunity, is a theory stating that a pattern of immunity amongst a group of individuals should lead to a decline in incidence of infection. This term is often associated with the pro-vaccine movement, as it’s said that the more individuals vaccinated in a given population, the less likely that population is to spread disease. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually many holes within this argument.

First of all, herd immunity can be achieved without the use of pharmaceuticals. There is a significant difference between naturally-occurring immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. For starters, when immunity occurs naturally, it lasts a lifetime, whereas vaccines can only really protect you from anywhere between two and ten years.

Naturally-occurring herd immunity takes time to appear in a population. For example, when measles first enters a population that has never been exposed to it before, herd immunity is zero. Measles can be transmitted from person to person, so it’s easy to imagine how quickly it could spread during the pre-vaccine era.

Fast-forward a few years, to when measles has circulated the general population a few times, and natural exposures will eventually lead to long-term immunity. It’s pretty incredible to think that our bodies can adapt and evolve just to keep us healthy. The developing immune system contracts a disease, mounts an immune response, resolves the illness, and is left with lifelong immunity to a specific virus.

Essentially, it wasn’t uncommon at the time for someone to get it, get better, and then be immune to it for the rest of their life. Death via measles was rare, which remains true to the present day, yet people largely attribute this to vaccination. The truth is, measles vaccine failures have been documented for a quarter of a century around the world (though many go unreported). One study even found that individuals who had been vaccinated twice for measles could still contract the virus. You can read more about that in a CE article we published about it here.

Dr. Russell Blaylock, an American neurosurgeon and author, explains:

That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

What Are the Dangers of These Vaccines?

There are many risks associated with the vaccines France plans to make compulsory. Let’s take a look at the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. First of all, the correlation between vaccines and autism is very real, and has actually been proved in regards to the MMR vaccine. A study published by Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, in the peer reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration, found up to a 340% increased risk of autism in African American boys receiving the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. You can read more about this specific study in our CE article here.

The Italian court itself has actually recognized that the MMR vaccine has caused autism in the past. In one case, the Italian Health Ministry admitted that the MMR vaccine specifically caused autism in a 9-year-old boy. You can read more about that case in our CE article here.

paper published in 2012 by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, argues that severe adverse reactions to the chemicals (like aluminum) within vaccines are linked to life threatening conditions that are associated with the heart and brain. The paper goes on to argue that there is a relationship between autism and acute adverse reactions to vaccinations, particularly in regards to the MMR vaccine.

As Dr. Seneff explains:

Using standard log-likelihood ratio techniques, we identify several signs and symptoms that are significantly more prevalent in vaccine reports after 2000, including cellulitis, seizure, depression, fatigue, pain and death, which are also significantly associated with aluminum-containing vaccines. We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever. (source)

If there’s any aluminum present in these vaccines — it’s not in the MMR vaccine, but is added to most others — that could present many issues. A paper published by Professor Christopher Shaw and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic of the University of British Columbia showed that vaccines with aluminum adjuvants increase the risk of developing autism, autoimmune diseases and neurological problems later in life. A demonstrated neurotoxin, aluminum is the only approved adjuvant in the U.S. Its use presents the risk of brain inflammation, autoimmunity, and other adverse health consequences. (source)

study published in the International Journal of Medicine revealed that flu vaccines may result in inflammatory cardiovascular changes and increase risk for serious heart-related events, like a heart attack. The study states:

Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP levels and HRV (heart rate variability) parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

Not to mention that the flu shot is filled with tons of chemicals that we shouldn’t be putting into our bodies anyways. Your body is likely strong enough to fight a common cold, and if it’s not, then you should focus on building your immune system without harming your body with this type of vaccination. Plus, the effectiveness is slim to none, as many people still get the flu anyways. You can read more about the flu shot in our CE article here.

Final Thoughts 

It’s interesting to see a country that, for the most part, is far less influenced by Big Pharma than North America. It’s uncommon to see drug ads or anything of that nature in Europe, and even France steers away from using pharmaceuticals to treat certain disorders North American doctors would use prescriptions to treat such as ADHD (read more about that in our CE article here).

Is it perhaps the new leadership? After all, a US State Department document, which was apparently prepared for Hillary Clinton in 2012, referred to French President Emmanuel Macron as “a banker in mergers and acquisitions at Rothschild in Paris.” Perhaps his ties to the elite also involves Big Pharma? This is mere speculation, of course, but it’s one possible explanation.

Alternatively, perhaps France is simply following suit with Italy and North America. Western medical doctors heavily encourage vaccines and flu shots, so they could be simply adopting a similar belief system.

To me, only one thing’s for certain: Far more research should be conducted on these vaccines, and the harsh chemicals added to them should be removed prior to making them mandatory.

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Study Shows Psychedelic Plant Medicine Ayahuasca Can Stimulates The Birth Of New Brain Cells

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Scientific thought on brain development and damage has long held that the brain stops creating new neurons once humans enter adulthood. According to this understanding, when our existing brain cells are damaged or die, they are gone forever, irreplaceable. I remember being told by parents and teachers throughout my childhood, “Don’t hit your head! You can’t grow those brain cells back!” and trusting and fearing this logic. Thankfully, however, scientists recently discovered a process called neurogenesis, or the growth and development of nervous tissue. This means that the creation of new neurons is in fact possible, occurring in an area of the brain known as the hippocampus — the same area of the brain associated with memory.

While undoubtedly an amazing discovery, the problem of aging still remains, as neurogenesis can’t always keep pace with cognitive decline, which is why many suffer from dementia and other age related cognitive deficiencies. Fortunately, there are ways to increase the brain’s rate of neurogenesis, as a recent study conducted by the Beckley/Sant Pau Research Programme and published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed. According to the study, certain compounds present in ayahuasca, a powerful psychedelic plant medicine, can actually stimulate the birth of new brain cells.

The Research

Researchers placed the most prevalent alkaloids in ayahuasca, harmine and tetrahydroharmine, in a petri dish with hippocampal stem cells and saw that this greatly increased the rate at which these cells were able to develop into fully mature neurons. These results were first presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in 2016. The results represent the first physical evidence that components of ayahuasca have these neurogenetic properties, opening up a world of possibilities into the realm of psychedelic studies for healing purposes.

Additional experiments aimed at discerning the magnitude of these observed effects are currently underway, including studies on live animals. The replication of the present findings in vivo would be considered a huge breakthrough in mental healthcare and represents the potential opportunity to not only treat neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, but also redress brain damage caused by stroke or other trauma.

Pictures From the Study

The following information is from beckleyfoundation.org.

What you are seeing is a “static picture” of stem cells taken after several days of treatment with the different compounds. No neurons were present prior to the three different treatments: a) saline (water and salt); b) harmine; and c) tetrahydroharmine.


The first image is the control, with only salty water (saline) added to the cell cultures. The nuclei of the stem cells can be seen in blue, and were treated with saline for several days. Only a few developed into young neurons (the few green spots in the image).

The second image shows the results after several days of treatment with harmin: Blue is still present because it’s a marker of cell nuclei, and all cells have nuclei (stem cells and neurons). The green spots are the young neurons marked using Tuji staining. This staining is specific for “neuron-specific class III beta-tubulin, present in recently created neurons. The red spots show more mature neurons, and the staining marks the microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP-2), whose presence increases during neuron development.

The third image shows the results obtained after several days of treatment with tetrahydroharmine.

This Is Only the Tip Of the Iceberg for Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca has helped thousand of people, including myself, work through deep-rooted issues and heal from traumatic experiences. It doesn’t surprise me at all that, through this process, it also helps to regenerate new brain cells. It’s almost like a cognitive cleanup — out with the old, in with the new.

More specifically, ayahuasca has assisted many people recover from addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, lack of purpose, and much more. This is truly a plant medicine with the potential to heal countless people, and it is my hope that studies like this will prompt lawmakers and officials to lighten the strict laws that govern ayahuasca’s use, as it’s currently a Schedule One drug under the United States’ Controlled Substances Act. A gradual shift is taking place, and it’s only a matter of time before mainstream science and medicine catch up with the incredible healing capacity of this divine and sacred plant.

And no, this does not mean go ahead and take a bunch of psychedelics! That is not what we are implying here. A lot of research needs to be done, and a lot of “professionals” and people need to be consulted before trying substances like this. The education around these topics is still growing.

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Oregon Becomes The First State To Decriminalize Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy, Heroin & More

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Right here lies another perfect and amazing example of how we can actively create the type of world we want to live in by raising awareness about issues in our society today that may require an upgrade. Oregon’s state legislature just cut penalties for drug possession in a bill that also aims to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

Does it make sense that you should go to jail for carrying around these substances, some of which people are addicted to and cannot function without? Is the solution to put such people in jail for their illness? Or should we invest more time and funding into education programs and treatment facilities? It is worth noting that many of the people charged with possession are not even dealers or drug addicts; they just happen to use drugs recreationally and were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Do these people really deserve the harsh punishment of jail time and a criminal record? It is one thing to sell and traffic illegal drugs, another entirely to simply have them in your possession. These laws desperately need to be reevaluated and it’s wonderful to see Oregon leading the way in this modern upheaval of an old and failed system.

It wasn’t too long ago that marijuana was decriminalized in many states and across Canada. This has proved to be beneficial for communities, judicial systems, drug trafficking — even addiction. We have seen the benefits from this move in action, so it looks like Oregon is taking note, and acknowledging that taking substances does not make someone a criminal.

Have We Learned From Portugal?

One fine example of what happens when you decriminalize illegal drugs possession can be seen in Portugal, which decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. This includes marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth — you name it. Portugal made the decision to treat use and possession (in small quantities) as a public health issue rather than a criminal issue.

Since passing these laws, Portugal now has one of the lowest instances of drug related deaths in Europe, a statistic that runs directly counter to the rhetoric of our anti-drug laws and the deeply misguided War on Drugs. Making these substances less illegal actually saves more lives in the end, as those suffering from drug abuse are met with a helping hand rather than a jail sentence, and this has been monumental in treating the issues that once plagued Portugal.

Portugal has proved that the decriminalization of drugs doesn’t come with the dire consequences that many predicted. The Transform Drug Policy Institute said in its analysis of Portugal’s drug laws, “The reality is that Portugal’s drug situation has improved significantly in several key areas. Most notably, HIV infections and drug-related deaths have decreased, while dramatic rise in use feared by some has failed to materialize. “

What The New Laws Entail

H.B. 2355 passed both the House and Senate in early July, and it reduces possession of illegal drugs to misdemeanours rather than felonies as long as the person in possession has no other prior convictions. A press release issued on July 7 by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum states that the bill provides for “reduction of penalties for lower level drug offenders. The bill also reduces the maximum penalty for Class A misdemeanors by one day to avoid mandatory deportation for misdemeanants.”

The text of the bill says that drugs such as MDMA, cocaine, meth, oxycodone, LSD, and heroin are decriminalized in small amounts. Each drug listed is accompanied by the following text, which indicates that possession is only a felony if:

(a) The person possesses a usable quantity of the controlled substance and:

(A) At the time of the possession, the person has a prior felony conviction;

(B) At the time of the possession, the person has two or more prior convictions for               unlawful possession of a usable quantity of a controlled substance;

This bill also enforces guidelines and requirements to reduce government profiling based on an “individual’s real or perceived age, race, ethnicity, colour, national origin, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability unless the agency or officer is acting on a suspect description or information related to an identified or suspected violation of a provision of law.”

What Potential Does This Create?

Lessening these laws can make way for greater flexibility when it comes to testing the effects of certain drugs on mental illnesses. If these substances are no longer illegal, then research groups such as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and John Hopkins University can go further with their research and finally receive the funding necessary to bring these methods of treatment to the mainstream.

It will be interesting to see how these new laws unfold and what we are able to observe and learn about drug use, addiction, and criminal drug trafficking. It is my hope that we see similar results in Oregon as we did in Portugal, and that this will start a worldwide reform on drug use and punishment.

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