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Cosmic Vision News - December 29, 2017

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Greetings and blessings to all;

Following hot on the heels of President Trump’s executive order last week declaring a ‘national emergency’ on human trafficking and announcing that funds would be seized and collaborators to criminals would be arrested,

Trump this week has taken yet another step.

On Dec 20th Trump issued a proclamation via the WhiteHouse government website, stating in part:  “During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement.  Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation.  It has no place in our world.  This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality.  We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world.

Human trafficking is a sickening crime at odds with our very humanity.  An estimated 25 million people are currently victims of human trafficking for both sex and labor.  Human traffickers prey on their victims by promising a life of hope and greater opportunity, while delivering only enslavement.                    

Instead of delivering people to better lives, traffickers unjustifiably profit from the labor and toil of their victims, who they force — through violence and intimidation — to work in brothels and factories, on farms and fishing vessels, in private homes, and in countless industries.

Our Nation is and will forever be a place that values and protects human life and dignity.  This month, let us redouble our efforts to ensure that modern day slavery comes to its long overdue end.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1, 2018. 

 I call upon industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending all forms of modern slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities aimed at ending and preventing all forms of human trafficking.

======================================================================= - 29DEC17 President Trump via : Proclaims January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month


There will be many reading into these words that mass arrests will continue to be ongoing, and that many long-awaited announcements may start flowing by Feb 1st.

For the Highest Good of the planet and humanity, may this be so!

In the last couple of months however, there have been a large number of resignations, coming from the executive corporate level.

With all the investigations going on in Washington, a pedophilia scandal, an outbreak of sexual assault allegations and more, it may be hard to keep track of who is disappearing from the public scene.

One website is attempting to keep track of at least some of the more notable corporate resignations or departures.

The website has, as of Dec 27th, noted at least 50 corporate departures. 

At the top of the webpage, the following questions were asked:  “What do they have in common? Clinton Foundation? John Podesta? Exploitation of personally identifiable data stolen by the rogue C.I.A.? Pedophilia? Money laundering? Drug and child sex trafficking? Murderous satanic rituals? Patent theft?”

The website lists 50 corporate executives that have resigned recently.  Among some of the more notable resignations, include the following corporations:

The CEO of Artemis, which includes NBC Universal

The CEO of Red Cross Texas

The CEO’s of Kellogg’s American Express, Sysco, Bentley, Chipotle, Tenet Healthcare, Healthlink New York, NYPD, Miss America, United Health, VEVO, which includes Sony and Google Abu Dhabi, Disney, General Electric, Novartis, Kohl’s, Bose, Amtrack, Madison Square Gardens, Renaissance Technologis, Podesta Group, Vanguard, Google, London Stock Exchange, Samsung, Pepsico, ESPN, Equifax, Boeing, Chevron, HP and several other companies as well.

Also on the list was a judge from the Ninth Circuit Court,  and the president of the Florida Senate.

=======================================================================  - updated 27DEC17 : The Dominoes Fall - Why have these 50 Wall Street darlings resigned suddenly?


On top of the link to the story itself with the list of resignations, there will also be a link in the show transcript to a PDF document containing the list that can be downloaded.

It has been noted by some sources that we can expect to begin seeing more and more notable resignations, or announcements by people to leave their current positions for one or more reasons.

To be fair to everyone, it is important to note that individuals cannot be judged or convicted based solely on their appearance on this list.  Although it is possible that a percentage of people in this list may have resigned for very legitimate reasons, the sheer volume of people stepping down raises questions as to their connection to one or more of the scandals breaking out at this time.

=======================================================================  - updated 27DEC17 : PDF document with list of notable corporate and political resignations.  - 25DEC17 David Wilcock via : Stunning New Briefings: Mass Indictments, Targeted Arrests and Disclosure



In other geopolitical news.

Through 2017, a number of European countries began to take steps to distance themselves from the unelected leadership of the EU and also the pressures of NATO.

Poland and Hungary were two countries that began taking such steps.

An article by Alex Christoforou of TheDuran on Dec 20th reports that:  “The European Commission has offered to the EU Council to trigger Article 7 of the EU Treaty which could pave the way for sanctions against Poland in order to “protect the rule of law.”

The European Union will now use economic pressure to force Poland to fall in line behind the EU’s globalist ideology, or else…”

The article continues:  “Open borders, mass immigration, no religion…These are the “European values” that Poland (and other Eastern European nations) are refusing to adopt.

For Poland’s heresy in resisting a complete and total white washing of their identity, the EU is paving the way for sanctions against a member state.

Poland has criticized the resolution, which implies the imposition of restrictions on Poland over its controversial reforms, as an instrument of political pressure.

Sputnik News reports that the European Parliament adopted a resolution that is set to launch a mechanism for the application of political and economic sanctions by the European Union against Poland for the country’s reforms that, according to the bloc, constitute a derogation from democracy and the rule of law.”

=======================================================================  - 20DEC17 Alex Christoforou, EU moves one step closer to launching sanctions against Poland.


Jon Henly, writing for The London Guardian on Dec 27th reports that:  “In 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that – after Brexit and Trump – many predicted would mark the beginning of its end. In 2018, the biggest threats could come from the east.

When Poland and Hungary joined the EU in 2004, the integration of the former communist bloc countries was seen as critical to the bloc’s post-cold war advance. Barely a decade later, they risk becoming its first rogue states.

How Europe deals with members deliberately flouting the core western liberal norms and values it strives to embody – social tolerance, respect for free speech, an independent judiciary – could dominate 2018 far more than Britain’s exit.

Brussels this month triggered a process likely to lead to an unprecedented formal warning to Poland that “fundamental values” are at risk as relations with the EU continue to sour over the determination of the country’s de facto leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, to push through plans to seize more control of the courts and media.

The European commission also took Hungary to the European court of justice (ECJ) over prime minister Viktor Orbán’s ongoing assault on political freedoms and the emblematic Central European University (CEU), founded by the billionaire George Soros, and referred Hungary and Poland to the ECJ for refusing point-blank to take in refugees as part of the EU’s mandatory quota system.

Henley continues:  “Confronting countries that want the benefits of the EU but thumb their noses at its core values looks set to become an increasingly pressing question in 2018, arguably undermining the European project more significantly than the departure of traditionally doubtful Britain.

The formal warning to Poland, recommended by the Commission subject to the approved of at least 22 EU member states, is the first step of article 7 proceedings, the so-called “nuclear option” whose ultimate sanction is to deprive a member state of its EU voting rights.

That, however, is seen as unlikely because it requires a unanimous vote of all member states – including, Hungary, which has already said it would not back it. It also carries a risk of backfiring by alienating still fundamentally pro-EU populations.”

=======================================================================  -  27DEC17 Jon Henley, :  EU’s ‘unprecedented challenge’ from the authoritarians in the east.


Natalie Nougayrède, in a separate Guardian article, notes that the EU is not punishing Poland, but rather it is attempting to protect its integrity as a bloc.

She writes that:  “One can draw up a long list of European countries that fall short of the standards the club is meant to enshrine. Why – some may ask – take steps against Poland’s government when others appear to be let off the hook?

The answer to this has to do with the way the EU functions. Admittedly, that is not something its citizens are often made aware of. The commission is the guardian of the treaties. It is not a human rights monitoring body. That specific task is carried out by other institutions, such as the Council of Europe. As Heather Grabbe, from Open Society Foundations, put it to me: “Rule of law is both a question of values and a foundation of the EU. Without it you simply don’t have the ground on which the single market can work.”

=======================================================================  - 26DEC27 Natalie Nougayrède, : The EU isn’t punishing Poland. It’s protecting its integrity as a bloc


For most of the year, it had been Beata Szydlo of the Law and Justice Party who was the prime minister standing up to the EU and NATO.  Although she survived a vote of non-confidence in parliament brought on by the opposition, she was forced into resigning from her position by those within her own party later that same day.  The prime was replaced by the minister of finance and economic development, Mateusz Morawiecki.

=======================================================================  - 07DEC17 :  Polish PM Beata Szydlo resigns.


According to another Guardian article:  “Since the Eurosceptic PiS won power two years ago, Szydło has overseen sweeping changes to state institutions in Poland, which critics in the European Union and Washington say have subverted democracy and the rule of law.”

======================================================================= - 07DEC17 : Poland’s finance minister to replace Szydlo as prime minister.


Reading between the lines, one may correctly interpret that to mean that she was refusing to play the game of the global elitists and controllers.

What is interesting to note is that on Nov 20th, several weeks before her resignation, an article on the Deutsche Welle news website reported that:  “Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has accused European Council President Donald Tusk of using his position to attack Poland.

=======================================================================  - 20NOV17 : Polish PM Beata Szydlo accuses EU chief Donald Tusk of attacking Poland


This comment was made in response to comments made by un-elected European Council president Donald Tusk that the policies of Poland’s right-wing government were described as ‘Kremlin’s plan’, suggesting that it came from Russia.

=======================================================================  - 19NOV17 : EU's Tusk says alarmed that Poland's policy resembles 'Kremlin's plan'


A Reuters article from 17NOV reveals a little bit more.  It writes that:  “Tusk, Poland’s former prime minister and the arch-rival of PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, won a second term in March as chairman of EU summit meetings - with Poland the only country to vote against his extension.

So the governing party stood as the only nation against one of its own nationals in voting against Tusk’s extension as EU Council president.

The governing party appears to have the broad public support however, According to, an English language news website in Poland:  “Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party is backed by 45.7 percent of voters who say they would take part in parliamentary elections, according to the latest survey by pollster Estymator.”

=======================================================================,Polish-ruling-party-widens-lead-in-latest-poll  - 30DEC17 : Polish ruling party widens lead in latest poll.


The cracks are forming in a dysfunctional and corrupted EU structure that is witnessing more and more political parties gaining more and more of the vote to overthrow the unelected leadership of the EU and its policies to force values upon nations that decidedly not wanted by European nationals.

This sets the stage for what will no doubt be more standups and challenges to the structure as people become more emboldened and empowered by the successes gained during 2017.

On a separate note, but also related to Poland, reported on Dec 30th that Poland would be investing heavily in green and eco-friendly transportation.  According to this article:  “Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has declared that tackling air pollution, which is estimated to kill some 50,000 people a year in the country, will be one of his government’s priorities.

In a broad-ranging policy speech in parliament outlining his Cabinet’s priorities, Morawiecki said earlier this month: “Clean air is a measure of a society’s level of development, a measure of whether or not Poland is truly a mature country.”

Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin announced that: “We are launching a Low-Emission Transport Fund that will be endowed with close to EUR 1.2 billion or USD 1.44 billion in government funds by 2027.”

The article also noted that:  “On Thursday, the Polish government adopted a bill to ease rules for electric cars and facilitate work to build infrastructure for “green” vehicles.”

Come 2018, it will be great to see more and more countries achieve the kind of leadership that considers humanity and the planet ahead of commercial legal rules, corporations, profits, debt and planetary destruction.

=======================================================================,Poland-to-pour-billions-into-ecofriendly-transport-deputy-PM  - 30DEC17 : Poland to pour billions into eco-friendly transport: deputy PM



In Israel, a 16 year old woman is becoming the new face for the conflict between Israel and Palestine.  It is very literally, a slap that is being heard around the world.

Numerous newsites, including Democracy Now reported on the incident.  According to Democracy Now:  “A 16-year-old Palestinian girl will face assault charges in an Israeli military court, after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral. Ahed Tamimi slapped the Israeli soldier two weeks ago, after Israeli troops shot her 14-year-old brother in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet and fired tear gas canisters into her family’s home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. While the video of Tamimi slapping the soldier has gone viral, Mondoweiss reports that the soldier actually slapped the 16-year-old girl first, causing her to slap back.

=======================================================================  - 29DEC17 :  Palestinian Girl Faces Charges After Video of Her Slapping Israeli Soldier Goes Viral


Arguably, the video could be used as supporting proof for both sides. The girls were prodding the soldiers, but they were not armed, and very clearly represented no serious threat.  It does appear that the soldier slapped the girl, although some may argue that he was pushing her away.

A link to the video will appear in the show transcript as long as it is available online, for those who wish to decide for themselves.

=======================================================================  - 18DEC via : Palestinian girls kick Israeli soldiers as provocation.


The western and zionist Israeli media are praising the ‘heroic’ restraint demonstrated by the soldiers.  The worldwide movement however appears to be building in support of the 16 year old woman.

An article on the Mondoweiss website on Dec 28th by Jonathan Ofir, reports that:  “The video of Ahed Tamimi slapping Israeli soldiers, which last week caused heated debate in Israeli society concerning the soldiers supposed lack of response, or ‘restraint’ as it were, needs no lengthy introduction these days. The discussion was rather exclusively about the slap, and the humiliation – of the Israeli soldiers, that is. Should they have reacted violently? Was their supposed ‘restraint’, ‘good for the Jews or bad for the Jews’? Was it good to be such a ‘most moral army’ or was it counterproductive to Israel’s image and deterrence?

Ofir describes how the video was presented to the Israeli public on one news program.  Ofir writes that:  “during this magazine program, the video clip of Ahed Tamimi slapping the soldier runs in the background. It appears in loop three times throughout the debate. All three times, the slap of the soldier is edited out. The sequence begins precisely 1 second later, just after Ahed was slapped. This becomes a background semi-conscious conditioning for the Israeli audience.

But why is this omitted slap important? First of all, we can see how Ahed’s slap to the soldier was important, critically important, for the Israeli public. It represents a defiance that ‘boils the blood’ and ‘turns the stomach’ of so many – even, according to the ‘leftist’ Ben Caspit, it did that to all Israelis. So why is the slap from the soldier not important? Because it confuses the ‘restraint’ narrative. Even if it were shown, it would be reducing the soldier’s act (slapping Ahed) to the level of a petty fight with a 16-year old girl, and that would perhaps be further humiliating for the Israeli public.

It was better to run with Ahed’s slap to the soldier, so that this could manufacture consent for the ‘price’ Ahed would later pay. If the soldiers are portrayed as ‘moral’ and full of ‘restraint’, then Ahed’s image as a ‘provocateur’ is strengthened. But this is more than just about a slap here and a slap there.

This is about denial on a grand scale. The whole violence of the occupation needs to be denied, for Israelis to feel good about themselves and their liberal, nearly “superhuman restraint” as Caspit would phrase it. If there is no background – no occupation, no violent crackdown on demonstrations, no shooting of a boy in the head, no jumping of the fence and no occupation of the family lawn, and finally no slap from a soldier – then Ahed Tamimi’s response is just a ‘provocation’.”

=======================================================================  - 28DEC17 Jonathan Ofir, : How Ahed Tamimi was slapped first, and why no one is talking about it.


Reuters reported on Dec 28th that the girl would be facing charges, according to the military.

=======================================================================  - 28DEC17 : Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier to face charges - army


Another Mondoweiss article sums up why this incident is becoming so important  This article from Dec 29th writes that:  “The Ahed Tamimi case is one of the most important events we have covered in recent years because it exposes to the eyes of the world the difference in moral tone between the two sides of the conflict.

On December 15 in the tiny occupied village of Nabi Saleh, a 16-year-old girl with long blonde hair, Ahed Tamimi, slapped a heavily-armed Israeli soldier who was occupying her back yard, not long after another Israeli soldier had shot Tamimi’s cousin in the face; and when video of the slapping came out, all of Israeli society called for the girl’s arrest, and many were enraged that the soldier was passive. The next night Ahed Tamimi was arrested in a midnight raid; and she is being held without charges, as leading Israelis urge that the key be thrown away, and worse.

Meantime, images of the imprisoned girl’s calm precocious face, framed by the obdurate shoulders of uniformed guards, go round the world, radiating strength and resistance.

As Ben Ehrenreich writes at the Nation, Israel’s response to the slapping exposed “a hideous nerve” in that society. Scott Roth detailed that nerve: Israelis are in “sheer denial” that their country has any responsibility for the “humiliation, violence, and terror of the occupation.”

The Tamimi case exposes the utter paralysis of liberal Zionists, their inability to face what Israel has become.”

======================================================================= - 29DEC17 Philip Weiss, : Why liberal Zionists have nothing to say about Ahed Tamimi’s slap and arrest


This article goes more into the lack of response of the liberal Zionists, particularly in the US, and those wishing to read more on that will find the link in the show transcript.

A third Mondoweiss article, on Dec 31st explores why this slap is so thrilling for Palestinians.  It writes:  “     

Bassem Tamimi, Ahed’s father, has written: “I’m proud of my daughter. She is a freedom fighter who, in the coming years, will lead the resistance to Israeli rule.”

The writer of the article, Hatim Kanaaneh agrees and gives international recognition to this in declaring that he is:  “adopting Ahed as the poster child of the most significant Palestinian peaceful resistance movement, that of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS.)

This assigns a role for Ahed not only in the struggle against occupation but against Israel’s triple moral crime of the occupation, of exiling the Palestinian refugees and of denying its Palestinian citizens equality under its laws, all infractions of accepted provisions of international human rights law. “

Kanaaneh goes into a bit of the historical significance of her name and her family background.  He then later adds this:  “Another educated guess regarding Ahed’s name: I wager that the struggle of her village to keep defending their land and natural spring in the face of Israeli settler encroachment was at the root of her parents’ choice of her name, Ahed, a promise of struggle and an immutable faith in a just future for all Palestinians.

Obviously, the child has internalized her parents’ trust and hope through sharing in their relentless daily life of resistance and struggle for survival, through their Friday peaceful demonstrations and through maintaining their identity as Palestinian farmers, as much a part of the land they defend as its stones.”

======================================================================= - 31DEC17 Hatim Kanaaneh,  Why Ahed Tamimi’s slap is so thrilling to Palestinians


This can only be more bad news for the zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is already facing a public resistance to his leadership, and the risk or prosecution resulting from several investigations on him and several more on his wife.  ZeroHedge reported on 26DEC that:  “Israel is bracing for ‘earth shattering’ indictments against Netanyahu.”

=======================================================================  - 27DEC17 : Israel braces for ‘earth shattering’ indictments against Netanyahu.


Having reported all of this, I also have to offer a word of caution. 

The Tamimi family seems to have a history of this kind of rebellion. When I see a pretty, female face becoming the face of a movement, I cannot help but think back to the Maidan revolution in 2014, when a pretty female, Yulia Marushevska, was set up to become a poster girl for Ukraine and its movement.  Marushevska was later rewarded with a scholarship to attend Stanford University and given opportunities to speak across the US on her kind of ‘democracy’.   This is a different situation, but we always have to be mindful of possible tricks that may be used against us.  Hence the necessity to use discernment in everything we read and hear from other sources.

I will include a link in the show transcript with a reminder to that story and an update on what this woman is now doing in Ukraine.

=======================================================================  - : The Truth about Yulia Marushevska vs the Western Media Version


May the energies of the incoming new year finally bring a peaceful and LIFE-honouring solution to this crisis, and indeed to all crises across the Middle East and around our planet.


EXTRA ARTICLE – NOT IN NEWSCAST:  - 28DEC17 Caroline B. Glick, : COLUMN ONE: Facing a Tamimi government



In financial news this week;

It was perhaps a month or more ago that I very briefly mentioned that Greece was a country that was exploring how to improve its economy through the use of cannabis.

At that time, RT reported on Nov 17th that:  “The cultivation and sale of medical marijuana could help Greece’s government pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis, according to Evangelos Apostolou, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food.

He told Bloomberg that favorable climate conditions and the possible medical legalization of cannabis have turned investor focus to Greece. Growers have expressed interest in pouring more than €1.5 billion ($1.74 billion) into projects to build greenhouse parks. The government estimates its share of the global market could be worth €200 billion in the next ten years.

According to a task force preparing a draft bill to legalize medical marijuana in Greece, a single campus of 12 to 15 cannabis greenhouses could create 400 jobs. This is vital for the country with one of the highest levels of unemployment in the European Union - over 20 percent since November 2011.”

=======================================================================  - 14NOV17 : Greece wants to get economy high on weed sales.


As well, according to an article in the London Express from July 4 when Greece first passed the legislation for medicinal cannabis:  “Greece now follows in the footsteps of Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, who was the first European country to legalise the drug in 2001.”

=======================================================================  - 04JUL17 Samantha Masters,  Greece legalizes cannabis for medical purposes.


Referring to Greece specifically, an article from the website in October noted that:  “the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Yiannis Tsironis, stated his opinion that Greek lawmakers should fully legalize cannabis in the country. He even said that Greek citizens should be able to legally grow cannabis plant on their property.

Tsironis cited the drug abuse problem in Greece as a reason for his position to legalize marijuana. In the interest of harm reduction, Tsironis said that he wants addicts to be able to purchase drugs legally. And so, the Greek official called for marijuana legalization in his home country.”

=======================================================================  - 16OCT17 : Greek official calls for marijuana legalization.


Another article appearing on the website notes how the tourism industry is beginning to boom again in Greece and the legalization of cannabis for medicine could contribute to birthing a medical tourism industry as well.

=======================================================================  - 01DEC17 Charlie Tetiyevsky, :  Greece thinks marijuana will save its economy. 


For well over a year, and perhaps even closer to two years,  I have felt and expressed that cannabis and hemp has the potential to turn the economy around in any village, town, city or even country.  I might also add that this could be the case as long as the intent is pure and LIFE-honouring.

There may now be evidence to prove this.  A ZeroHedge article from Dec 30th has reported that: “The marijuana industry is coming to the rescue of Smith Falls, Ontario, an old factory town that is experiencing an unlikely renaissance now that Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s largest publicly-traded cannabis producer, has become the town’s largest private-sector employer.

This summer, Canada will become the second country after Uruguay to legalize marijuana at the federal level, which has driven a boom in the local cannabis industry, according to Bloomberg.

The article adds that: “Smiths Falls, Ontario - population 8,885 - is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory. The company, since renamed Canopy Growth Corp., has become the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis producer and is the town’s largest private-sector employer.

For Smith Falls, Canopy’s arrival heralded a boom in younger people moving to the town, located about 75 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of Ottawa. There are sometimes bidding wars on homes. New businesses are arriving. And commercial property is seeing renewed interest. Canopy, formerly known as Tweed Inc., took over an old Hershey factory to build a giant growing operation for medical marijuana.

This represents a dramatic shift from just a decade ago, when Smiths Falls faced an industry exodus with the shutdown of a Stanley Tools Manufacturing facility and the shuttering of the Hershey plant that Canopy now occupies. This was followed months later by the closure of the Rideau Regional Center for the developmentally disabled. The closures affected more than 1,500 people - one-fifth of the town’s population.

Canopy has since restored 360 of those jobs, creating a well-educated workforce that runs the administration, research, growing operations, packaging and shipping from the facility that still has signage and other remnants of its chocolate past.”

=======================================================================  - 30DEC17 : Pot industry revitalizes entire Canadian town’s economy. 


It is my hope that I will be able to share more stories of this nature in Canada over the coming months, as there are several stories that are coming my way to support this, as well as projects to develop communities of like-minded people whose focus on health, humanity and the planet begin to flourish.

If one does an internet search using the following words: “millennials are leaving the cities’, there are numerous articles to suggest that the younger generations, tired of playing the corporates games and living in cities that are becoming increasingly more dangerous due to forced immigration and destabilization strategies, are packing it in, and looking for other opportunities. 



Cannabis and the industries that thrive on cannabis and hemp, represent an opportunity to live the way they want, while contributing to something infinitely more meaningful.

One only has to look to China.  According to the SCMP website from last August 28th, the article shares the story of one Chinese farmer who has a 600 hectare plantation of cannabis.  That is about 6,000,000m2 or 2.3 square miles.  There are many other farmers like him.

The article writes the following: “The growers sell the stems of the crop to textile factories to make high-quality fabric, the leaves to pharmaceutical companies for drugs, and the seeds to food companies to make snacks, kitchen oil and drinks.

For the farmers, the crop is green gold – hemp brings in more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,500) per hectare, compared to just a few thousand yuan for more common crops like corn. It also has few natural enemies so there’s little need for expensive pesticides.”

It is a Monsanto killer and it is pure profit for farmers. Is it any wonder how so many Chines families are able to buy real estate in western cities?

The article also adds this:  “Thanks to government support and a long tradition, China has quietly become a superpower in the plant’s production and research.

This growth has in part been made possible by government-funded scientists who study the plant’s military uses, including as medication and fabric for uniforms.

Over the decades, researchers developed various hybrid species that not just survived but thrived in China’s disparate environments, from the Arctic conditions in Heilongjiang, to Inner Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the subtropics of Yunnan.

Research into the plant really took off in China in the late 1970s when the country went to war with Vietnam, according to some scientists.

The military needed to develop a fabric that could keep soldiers clean and dry in Vietnam’s humidity, and cannabis hemp offered the fibre that breathed and was antibacterial. Other studies explored the plant’s use as a drug in field hospitals.

As a result of that research, more than half of the world’s 600-plus patents related to the plant are now held in China, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation. This has prompted concerns in the Western pharmaceutical industry that the Chinese government or Chinese firms might take advantage of the patent barriers.”

As well, it appears that China intends to leverage this knowledge in other ways as it develops its Belt and Road Initiative.  The article writes that:  “A drug to treat traumatic stress disorder jointly developed by the company and the Chinese military was nearing completion of clinical trials, and it was just one of the many products from the plant with global market potential, according to a statement on the company’s website.

“We expect the sector will grow into a 100 billion yuan industry for China in five years’ time,” he said.

With offices in the United States and plans to branch out into Canada, Israel, Japan and Europe, Tang said the company was taking the plant to all member countries in China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, an infrastructure scheme to link China with the rest of Asia and beyond.”

=======================================================================  - 28AUG17 : Green gold:  how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower.


So the pressure is rising rapidly on western hegemony and the collapsing dysfunctional western economic paradigm.  The rush appears to be on to capitalize on ways to move this plant into a position to help in as many ways as possible.

As far as Canada is concerned, an article will also appear in the show transcript for those wanting to learn about the new cannabis-related laws in Canada.  The article lists each province in Canada and what is currently allowed.  For those in Canada, it is a worthwhile link to hang on to.

=======================================================================  - 26DEC17 Pot policies – everything you need to know about marijuana legalization (in Canada)



2017 is going to be remembered as an ‘explosive’ year in so many ways geopolitically and geoeconomically.

In terms of the biggest financial news makers of 2017, the story that one chooses, will depend very much on one’s personal worldview in that particular moment, and also whether that individual is more focused on him or herself, or if that individual is considering the bigger picture of humanity and the planet ahead of one’s own personal desires and goals.

For those who are focused more on one’s own personal financial gains, the following terms will likely be at the top of that person’s list for newsmakers of the year:  Bitcoin, blockchain, ICO, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, altcoins, and numerous other terms relating to this exploding phenomenon in the financial world.

It is very difficult to say at this time whether Bitcoin and blockchain was a gift to humanity to help humans break away from the corrupted and debt-based fiat currency system of banking, or whether this technology is another financial trap, to pull people in.  Playing in this financial realm requires one to be careful to use money that one can afford to lose, and then any profits that come from this are that:  profit.

Betting one’s entire financial future on the movements of Bitcoin or other altcoins, at least at the current time, may not be the wisest move.  Having said this however, the recent wild fluctuations in Bitcoin and a few other coins like Litecoin and Ripple, may allow some people to make some good money on a short-term investment.

It is impossible to cover all the news relating to bitcoin, altcoins and blockchains over the past year.  In the show summary however, I will re-post a number of good websites that I often check for bitcoin news.

An article appearing on The Duran website from Dec 20th by Alex Christoforou offers 74 things that one needs to know about Bitcoin.  For those still struggling to understand this phenomenon, or for those needing a bit of review, this article may provide one with a good enough grounding to be able to discuss this topic and ask questions, with confidence.

Some of the key questions answered include the following:

“What is it?

Who backs it or supports it?

What is there to value?

Is it a scam?

Is it tangible, like gold?

Is value completely determined by a free market?

How does one buy and sell it?

What is it that one is actually buying?

What’s the difference between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?

What are the risks?

Should one have a ‘hard wallet’?

Will the government keep their nose out of cryptocurrencies?

Should one put retirements savings into cryptocurrencies?

How do banks view bitcoin and cryptocurencies?

Is there a way for all money to just disappear due to a hack, a virus or a crash?

How easy is it to cash out of cryptocurrencies, if I need money in a hurry?”

=======================================================================  - 20DEC17 Alex Christoforou, : 74 things you need to know about Bitcoin.


This is just a sampling, but gives one a rough idea of the kinds of questions, along with so many more, that contribute to the understanding of this new financial structure and system.

For other people who are looking at a more global financial perspective that includes the takedown of the USD, western hegemony, Big Pharma, Big Medicine, the western media, and the Khazarian Jewish mafia,  one may be inclined to look at all the moves that have been initiated by Russia, China, the BRICS alliance of countries and their allies. 

The year has seen increased movement away from the USD as a global reserve currency, and increased isolation of the US on the global stage as more and more countries around the world find courage to stand up against US, Israeli, and EU oppression, with support from Russia and China.  Countries facing economic sanctions, like Russia, Venezuela and others are discovering new ways to circumvent those sanctions including the potential creation of a national cryptocurrency that is backed by gold, oil, or possibly some other resource.

Arguably, the most under-reported, but globally significant financial story of the year is China’s rapid-fire expansion of the Belt and Road Initiative.

For those who are actively interested in the Belt and Road Initiative and want to follow news developments more closely, I will add the link in the show transcript to the English webpage I go to for some of the latest B and R news.

=======================================================================  - :  Homepage for the New Silk Road/Belt and Road Initiative in English.


One milestone noted over the last few days from this website is the fact that since rail transportation was started between China and Europe in 2011 – six years ago, there have been over 6230 train trips on 57 different rail lines.  If one was to balance it out fairly across all 57 lines, that would 109 trips on each of the 57 rail lines over six years.  This mean about 18 trips a year on each rail line, or 1.5 train trips every month.

Considering that many trips from China to Europe can take from ten to 14 days and possibly longer, this means that trains have been operating constantly between China and Europe for those six years.

=======================================================================  - 26DEC17 : Over 6,200 train trips made between China, Europe in 6 years


On Dec 26th, it was reported that the 1000th train trip had just started between China and Hamburg, Germany.  Over USD5.2B has been delivered to Germany since train service began in 2013.

=======================================================================   - 26DEC17 : 1,000 cargo train trips made between Zhengzhou, Hamburg


It is perhaps not surprising therefore, that the western media have been instructed to cover up the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as to give less coverage to Russia’s and China’s purchases of massive quantities of gold for their reserves, and the fact that China has now launched its Shanghai Gold Exchange.

Is Germany getting more pressure to begin closer economic relations with the East?  Is this also why the refugee crisis targeted Germany, along with Austria, France, Sweden and other countries?

2017 may also be the year when the world finally began to see just badly politics and economics are entangled and controlled, resulting in the enslavement of humanity and the destruction of our planet for profit, power and control.


In general news;

Looking ahead to 2018, there are those who like to explore the energies of the coming year according to astrology or numerology.

Taking a look at numerology for a few minutes, we will discover that if we add the digits of 2018, it comes to a total of 11.  Many will recognize this as a master number.

According to Simone Matthews in an article on the website:  “In numerology, the energy of the Universal Year (the calendar year) weaves a universal theme of potential through our lives.  How you then work with the energy of the Universal Year will be dependent on your own Personal Year – hence keep reading down the page to understand more about YOU in 2018.

The last time we experienced a Universal 11 Year was in 2009, and then before that the last Universal 11 year was in 1910… thus well over 99% of the worlds population have only ever experienced one or two Universal Year 11 vibrations in their lifetime… so this is a biggy for our entire planet !

In numerology the number 11 is a Master Number – ‘Master’ meaning it is of intense/high vibrational frequency and works within the aetherial, magical and transcendental realms of creation. Master numbers possess great potential for learning and growth, and can bring major transformations in your life.

The number 11 is the most intuitive number and is a clear channel to the subconscious. It is the number of leadership, personal power and spiritual truths. The number 1 by itself represents leadership, initiative and new beginnings (2017 was a Universal ‘1’ Year in Numerology)… thus two number 1’s together opens a gateway of potential far greater than the sum of its parts.   It like taking the Universal Year ‘1’ energy of 2017 and amping it up to the max in 2018 as a double ‘1’ = 11 energy.

Firstly… in a Universal 11 Year we have the FREEDOM to really SEE ourselves from a greater level of awareness or consciousness.  Just like looking at our reflection in the water, we are drawn during 2018 to take a good hard look at areas in our life where we have held ourselves back, stayed small for fear of rejection, or limited our growth for fear of failure.  What do you ‘see’ when you take a deep introspective look at your life in this  moment, what is the universe reflecting back to you in this Universal 11 Year.”

During 2018, Matthews notes that there are a few significant transits of planets that will have a big impact on the energies of the year.

Pluto (the planet of transformation & empowerment) is transiting through Capricorn (practical, realist, reliable, hard worker) until 2024.  Pluto in Capricorn is about death and rebirth or endings and beginnings.  It is a time of breaking down all old outdated structures… structures that embody power & control such as governments, corporations & religion.  This dismantling then creates opportunities to rebuild solid foundations from the ground up and inside-out… structures that support communities, humanity and the sustainable life of this planet

Chiron (wounded healer) is transiting through Pisces (Sensitive, psychic, dreamy, creative, charitable) until 2023.  As Chiron transits Pisces it opens a potential to ‘heal our wounds’ beyond just structure & the physical, to a more conscious state of healing of the body, mind & spirit .

Saturn (life lessons, wisdom, karma, responsibility) is transiting through Capricorn (practical, realist, reliable, hard worker) until 2020. During this Saturn transit, it is a great time to get real and be truly honest with yourself re your work/career, financial plan and every other facet of your life including relationships.

Jupiter (abundance, luck & expansion) is transiting through Scorpio (passionate, emotional, willpower, psychic, determined, secretive) until November 2018.  As Jupiter transits Scorpio we are re-envisioning our relationship with power & control (in every area of our lives – work, relationships, sex, finances) and finding our own ‘truths’ beyond what we have been told / or what has been imprinted. 

The 11 Vibration will amplify the energy of the Jupiter transit through Scorpio compelling people to wake people up from their deep sleep or hypnotic trance of illusion.

Matthews offers more information for those who are actively interested in numerology including offer messages for each reader based his or her personal year in 2018.

The link is in the show transcript for those wishing to read more.

Given the way 2017 is ending, it is not too far of a stretch to see some of these ‘master’ energies already starting to have an impact on human consciousness and our planet.

======================================================================= - 21DEC17 Simone Matthews, : 2018: Universal ’11’ Year in Numerology



In disclosure-related news;

Last week, CVN led the newscast with several disclosure-related stories, one of which was a video, allegedly leaked by the New York Times of two pilots engaging a UAP or unidentified aerial phenomenon.

I also advised that discernment was required because of the so-called ‘alien card’ that the global cabal might try to play, when things started going really badly for them.

Unfortunately, there may be some insights now showing that the video that gained more attention by the mainstream media may not be legitimate.

More information will be required, but according to an article appearing on the website on Dec 31st, Retired US Captain John Lear has spoken out on alleged ‘inconsistencies’ that gave him reason to suspect the video may have been faked.

According to this article:  “The recent video of the apparent UFO taken from what was claimed to be a F/A-18 Hornet represented some particularly striking imagery in mainstream media. This video was paraded on multiple mainstream sources for an extended period of time. Yet where was the official verification of this video proving its authenticity?

Soon after this video landed on corporate media websites, a number of the experienced researchers began to question the authenticity of the video, and as they did, it became apparent that there were a number of inconsistencies in the audio and footage.

One of those who had serious doubts about the authenticity of this video was former Captain John Lear. For those who may not know, John Lear is a former airline pilot who flew for numerous airlines around the world. He also worked for the CIA for a number of years. We might be familiar with his family name, as William Lear—John's father—designed the Lear jet.”

Lear makes several observations:

He notes that there would be no ambient noise, because the microphone is in the helmet of the pilot, and the only thing that might be heard is the breathing of the pilot. The oxygen mask seals out ambient noise, according to Lear.

Lear also notes the use of words such a ‘dude’ and ‘bro’, stating that this is language not used by pilots and they only say what needs to be said.  As well, the comment by one pilot giving the windspeed is suspicious because Lear states that the other would already know this from his own instruments.

Lear also goes into more details relating to the altitude information, information about the clouds and also how the UAP did not look real.

Lear makes his conclusion this way:  “whoever was commissioned to make the fake video didn't have the money for a real professional job which would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why current space age movies cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make. They can't afford for audiences to say “They sure didn't do a very good job faking that alien spaceship.” If you are going to present a fake video to the public you better be damn sure it takes advantage of and represents the current state of technology.”

======================================================================= - 31DEC17 Ret Cpt John Lear, via : Fake UFO Footage? - Taking a Second Look at the Recent UFO Video Paraded by Corporate Media - Special Commentary by Retired Captain John Lear.


Assuming therefore that this video is now fake – the questions must now begin to determine who leaked the video, and the reason why it was leaked.

It would be fair to assume that a video like this would be leaked because the story could potentially become big enough to distract from the arrests that are taking place around Washington.  It would become the weapon of mass distraction, and possibly fear that some in Washington might be counting on, to save themselves.

However, like so many false-flags, information that comes out is being exposed so quickly that it is becoming harder for any of the global cabal to carry out a successful mission of mass distraction and fear.

The public just is not drinking that lemonade any longer.

So… we stay focused and grounded and we continue to do our best in discerning the information that is given to us, and correct as quickly as possible, any information that may later be found to have been inaccurate or even completely false.

Perhaps more information will be forthcoming on this story as more information becomes available.


Over to some technology-related news;

The reality of AI is upon us, and within this current timeline that we are on, it would seem that we are participating in something that gives us an opportunity to to create something, or to not do so.

I admit, I am not sure how I feel about the technological reality that is upon us.  I see many of the potential values, but I also recognize that there are forces at work on multiple levels that could make an AI reality very challenging, and possibly even harmful.  I am choosing to not focus on that reality however, although I am mindful of it, to guide me in choosing something different.

It would also depend upon whether or not the threat of the global cabal has been transformed into something more peaceful, and more LIFE-honouring.   It is risky, but at the end of the day, perhaps hanging on to the frequencies and vibrations of love will be what can keep the transformation moving along at a pace that will prevent any negative agenda that any remaining cabal members may seek to introduce.

An article appearing on The India Times on Dec 26th has shared the following:  “Robots are increasingly becoming smart, even human like. With changing times and technology, robots are learning how to respect personal spaces.”

This would seem to suggest a very positive development in terms of AI, if they can learn how to respect humans and their space and privacy.

The article continues:  “In a bid a to teach robots how to respect personal space, scientists are now giving mobile robots a crash course in avoiding collisions with humans. Using "impedance" control, the researchers at the Institute of Automatics of the National University of San Juan in Argentina aimed to regulate the social dynamics between the robot's movements and the interactions of the robot's environment.

The team did this by first analysing how a human leader and a human follower interact on a set track with well-defined borders. The feedback humans use to adjust their behaviours - letting someone know they're following too closely, for example - was marked as social forces and treated as defined physical fields.”

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will know very well the storylines involving the android Commander Data and also his android brother Lor and the challenges they faced integrating within a non-android galaxy.

Fans of Star Trek Voyager will also know the storyline of the character Seven of Nine, a human who was assimilated into a technological species called The Borg, but then rescued, and then re-assimilated into being a human.

Hints have been fed to us over the years in various movies about the potential paths that humanity could travel down.

According to this article:  “When a robot follows a human as part of a formation, it is supposed that it must also respect these social zones to improve its social acceptance," wrote Daniel Herrera, and an author on the study.

As part of the study, the human interactions (leading and following), including the estimated social forces, were fed to a mobile robot.

The programmed robot then followed the human within the same defined borders, but without impeding on the social forces defined by the human interactions.

"Under the hypothesis that moving like human will be acceptable by humans, it is believed that the proposed control improves the social acceptance of the robot for this kind of interaction," wrote Herrera.

The researchers think that robots are more likely to be accepted if they can be programmed to respect and respond like humans in social interactions.

"The results show that the robot is capable of emulating the previously identified impedance and, consequently, it is believed that the proposed control can improve the social acceptance by being able to imitate this human-human dynamic behaviour," the team noted in the paper appeared in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica “.

I observe with a bit of humour how the title of this article was:  “Robots are learning how to respect human space, making the dream of a robot butler more real.”  The assumption here is that intelligent robots will automatically serve humanity, but if AI is becoming as powerful as some are suggesting, a robot will not likely submit to being a house-slave, without demanding the respect that any strong human being would demand and expect in a similar situation.

=======================================================================  - 26DEC17 : Robots are learning how to respect human space, making the dream of a robot butler more real.



Finally, in health-related news;

Over the course of 2017, the world became more informed as to the high levels of corruption that are present within the larger, global charities.

Indeed, it seems that the largest charities, NGO’s or global relief funds and institutions have been serving the global elitists and padding their pockets while marketing the illusion that they are caring for the planet or for humans, while demanding increasingly poorer taxpayers to donate to their corrupt causes.

Sadly, it may not come as a surprise to some that the World Wildlife Fund has been in bed with biotech giant Monsanto.

According to an article on the Natural News website from last September:  “The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a charity that began in 1961, is on the verge of destroying everything it stands for. For decades, the charitable organization played an integral role in conserving important regions while working on behalf of animal welfare around the world. In the new millennia, however, the WWF has strayed from its roots. It has been watered down and infiltrated by the nature-destroying ideas of the biotech industry.

The WWF is not what they once were. In the recently published book, PandaLeaks: The Dark Side of the WWF, German author Wilfried Huismann exposes everything, from the charity's outrageously high salaries to its recent partnership with agrochemical giant Monsanto.”

The article continues:  “When the book came out in 2012, the WWF legal team tried to censor it. They succeeded for several months, afraid of being exposed for promoting Monsanto's genetically modified crops. In the fall of 2014, the book was re-released, shedding light on the funds the WWF took from Monsanto.

Monsanto is infamous for "green washing" their products, making people think they are for the environment. The corporation calls their GMO soy a "responsible" choice for protecting the environment. This deceit ultimately infected the WWF, which went along with plans to unleash GMO soy in the Amazon. Now Brazil and Argentina are being turned into GMO plantations as the Amazon is cut down to make way for Monsanto's GMO "save the planet" brainwashing.

The clever operatives at Monsanto have found a way to convince environmentally conscious charities such as the WWF to go along with their plans for agricultural control and world dominance. Every donation that is made to the WWF is now supporting the very ideas that destroy the natural environment. Monsanto's agrochemicals have been linked to mass die-offs of honey bee and monarch butterfly populations. Without these key pollinators, many vegetables and herbs can't reproduce. Monsanto's agrochemicals pose a threat to ecosystems, all the way down to wiping out the good bacteria in the soil and the human gut. When the quality of the soil is ignored, the nutrition of the crop reduces over time, ultimately affecting people's health.”

=======================================================================  - 17SEP17 LJ Devon, : Monsanto teams up with World Wildlife Fund to convert Amazon into giant GMO plantation


What is only briefly addressed in this article is the impact on the Amazon this has had.  According to the article:  “The Amazon GMO soy boom is causing millions of acres of rain forest to be cleared. Between 2007 and 2008, nearly 3 million acres were destroyed in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest as logging, soy plantations and cattle ranching took over the region. The WWF has no interest in protecting these regions any more because they are infiltrated by the ideas of Monsanto, which is all for clearing out the rain forest and taking over the area's agriculture.”

What is not addressed however is the vast importance the rainforests play in providing the natural plants and substances that contribute to health. 

As it is not possible to patent natural plants and substances, the only thing Big Pharma and other companies can do is to destroy or criminalize the natural substances, so that synthetic imitations can be created and legalized, so that companies get rich, the people get sicker, and the planet’s biodiversity gets destroyed.


If 2017 has done anything, it has resulted in a greater awakening of people worldwide to what is going.  What it may also be doing is giving more and more people a reason to walk away from their current lives and look for a new life with new meaning and purpose in an intentional community somewhere else in the country or even the world.

Alexa Clay, in an article appearing on the website writes on how so many of these intentional communities often end up failing. 

She starts her article telling the story of a then-16 year old German male who left home to go live in an intentional community in Portugal. The community, named ‘Tamera’ was founded by psychoanalyst and sociologist Dieter Duhm, first in Germany in 1978 and then re-founded in Portugal in 1995.   The article writes:  “Duhm, heavily influenced by Marxism and psychoanalysis, came to see material emancipation and interpersonal transformation as part of the same project.

Duhm had been deeply disillusioned by communes where he’d spent time in the 1960s and ’70s, and which seemed to reproduce many of the same tyrannies that people were trying to escape: egoism, power struggles, envy, mistrust and fear, while practices of sexual freedom often engendered jealousy and pain. In Duhm’s eyes, communes had failed to create a viable model for a new society. In Tamera, he hoped to begin a social experiment that allowed for deep interpersonal healing.”

Tamera’s vision has existed for over 40 years.  It is unusual however.

Failure rates can be attributed to several or perhaps even a combination of factors.

It can be the location; it can be vision; it can be the leadership; it can be the lack of leadership; it can be the egos of one or more people connected to the community; it could be the lack of cooperation.

The article also adds this:  “Malarial infested swamps, false prophecy, sexual politics, tyrannical founders, charismatic con-men, lack of access to safe drinking water, poor soil quality, unskilled labour, restless dreamer syndrome, land not suitable for farming: all sensationalise the rocky history of intentional communities.

But the more relevant drivers that cause many communities to unravel sound more like the challenges afflicting any organisation today: capital constraints, burn-out, conflict over private property and resource management, poor systems of conflict mediation, factionalism, founder problems, reputation management, skills shortage, and failure to attract new talent or entice subsequent generations.”

The article describes several intentional communities. One is called Damanhur, a spiritual, eco-community in Italy. One inhabitant of this community describes its success as having a solid foundation in practical devotion and work. It is not just a place for spiritual dreamers, in other words.  According to the article:  “While the community aspires to keep alive what she calls the ‘divine spark in each of us’, the structure of Damanhur has also benefited from pragmatic organisational strategy.”

In this community, the article notes that:  “Damanhur is a federation of communities made up of more than 600 full-time citizens, primarily organised into small ‘nucleos’, or makeshift families. The nucleos started as groups of 12 people; now they number 15-20. ‘Scale is critical.  If you have too few people, you implode because you don’t have enough inputs. But if you have more than 25 people, then it is hard to create intimacy and keep connections close.’

The entire community is governed by a constitution that enables a so-called ‘college of justice’, which upholds the values of that constitution. Before becoming a full citizen of Damanhur, aspiring citizens go through a trial period to see if they truly feel aligned with the culture and intentions of the community.”

The article also mentions:  “Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, one of the more successful intentional communities, which has been running since 1972 and is now a model of ecological building, with solar and wind energy.”  Although people exist in this community, there is often not enough for extras.

Other communities mentioned in the article include:  “Freetown Christiania in Denmark was created in the 1970s as people took over abandoned military barracks in Copenhagen as a birthplace for a ‘new society’. It’s become a thriving site for an underground economy – including a profitable trade in cannabis. The community also created its own currency which doubles as a kitsch souvenir sold to tourists for money. Christiania is the fourth largest tourist attraction in Denmark’s capital city, and receives more than half a million visitors a year.

Piracanga, another spiritual community in Brazil, has also stayed financially healthy by catering to a market for spiritual voyeurs and wealthy elites who flock there to learn aura readings, breathing and meditation, conscious eating, dream interpretation, yoga, even clowning.”

As everyone’s ‘baggage’ comes up to the surface, there are inevitably going to be conflicts.  CVN has explored to some degree, but perhaps not enough, the importance of embracing one’s shadow personality.  As so-called awakened beings, we have perhaps tried to ignore or suppress the darkness within us, instead of dealing with it openly.

The article notes how Damanhur deals with this, allowing people to fight it out.  According to the article: “Meanwhile, at Damanhur, conflicts are cleverly allowed to escalate into a playful battle that serves to exorcise community tensions and animosities. ‘The battle lets people have a defined space to bring out the natural competitive energy in each one of us in a way that is playful and constructive, and ultimately leads to a sense of unity,’ says Quaglia Cocco, who has been part of the Damanhur community for eight years. A battle at Damanhur isn’t too dissimilar from childhood play-fighting.

Teams equip themselves with white shirts and squirt guns filled with paint, and judges are used to determine whether a person is still in the game or has been defeated. Battles allow members to vent their warrior natures and access more of their shadow personalities, too often repressed by the soft statues of civility to which we default.

Damanhur’s mock battles prevent the kind of burn-out you find when the most empathetic people in a community get tasked with dealing with the emotional needs of others, putting a lot a strain on the shoulders of a few. In New Zealand, one freelancer collective in Wellington has found another way of distributing the emotional load: a system of emotional stewardship.

Every member of Enspiral has a steward – another person who checks in with them regularly, listens to their emotional grievances, and holds them to their commitments. As Rich Bartlett, a senior member of Enspiral, explained: ‘One of the main jobs of stewards of the culture is to be continuously weeding this beautiful garden. In practical terms, that means being really proactive about hosting conversations, calling out harmful behaviour, treating each other with compassion, prioritising relationships and feelings over process and rightness.’

An intriguing notion, and perhaps an idea that may need to be explored as part of any intentional community and its success.

Certainly, many are entertaining the idea of breaking away from the world we currently know, to live in a different way, but we still would like to have at least some of the modern conveniences and comforts.

Communities need to ensure that certain skills are present, in order to be taught and shared to those who are interested.  Finding areas of specific skills-sets can help to get a project off to the right start.  

It is about finding a holistic balance, while also having a sense of family within a community.  In this sense, the idea of having micro-groups of 15-20 working with a community of other groups of 15-20 people may help to foster a deeper sense of well-being overall.

Leaving a city environment is becoming more appealing, but having an idea of what one is looking for, and what one is willing to accept and sacrifice will be important choices to consider.

As the article begins to end, the following is noted:  “The real challenge for successful communities comes, as it does inside companies, when core values must pass to the next generation. The ‘superficial things – the specific rituals and practices’,  are less critical.

Perhaps a more useful construct than intentional community is the idea of ‘shadow culture’, defined by Taylor as a ‘vast unorganised array of discrete individuals who live and think different from the mainstream, but who participate in its daily activities’. Shadow cultures have the potential to hold distinct values, but also utilise the infrastructure and opportunities of mass society. In many ways, then, utopias are only ever tightly glued pockets of shadow culture that mistakenly parade themselves as isolated entities.

=======================================================================  - : Utopia Inc: most intentional communities are, like most start-ups, short-lived.  What makes the difference between success and failure?



In this week’s FINAL WORDS:

For these FINAL WORDS of 2017, I’d like to offer two different pieces of information.

The first comes from an article appearing on the Unseen-Pedia website and explores 21 unique personality traits that are shared by people who prefer to be alone. 

Of course, there are both positive and not-so-positive things associated with being alone, and more and more people are starting to find value in being alone, and then choosing companionship at other times.

As we start 2018, the focus is on going more and more into oneself, to focus on what really matters to that individual, instead of paying attention to all the distractions going on at this time.

There are many stereotypes and misconceptions about people who prefer to be alone.  According to the article:  “ Some believe that they are quiet because they are shy, or lack the confidence required to stand up and be themselves while around other people. According to Psychology Today, these stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth. These ‘loners’ may be introverted; however, they possess a great deal of strength, confidence, and understanding of themselves. They know what they want in life, and they aren’t willing to waste their time on anything less.

As author and social psychologist, Bella DePaulo explains: “They do not have a particularly strong need to belong. And they are less likely to be lonely or to be depressed. Put all that together with their openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and low levels of neuroticism, and people who are unafraid of being single look totally badass.”

The following 21 points are offered about people who enjoy being alone:

They possess an incredible emotional strength.

“Spending time with their own thoughts and feelings, loners are able to accept, identify and understand their emotions. This empowers them to better understand how to deal with them, managing their emotions in even the most difficult of situations. This is a strength that others will admire.”

They are naturally empathetic.

“Not only are people who prefer to be alone more in touch with their own feelings, they are also more in touch with the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others around them. This ability to identify, acknowledge and experience the feelings of others is both a blessing and a curse, providing them with the tools to care for others on a deeper level.”

They have a strong moral compass.

“People who prefer to spend time alone often have a very clear idea of what they deem to be right and wrong. Taking the time to genuinely think through and analyze any situation that they find themselves in, they can apply this moral compass to their decision with an incredible level of accuracy.”

They are open-minded.

“Contrary to popular belief, those that enjoy spending time alone don’t do so due to possessing a mind closed off to the ways of the world around them. In fact, they often love new experiences and different ways of viewing the world, they just prefer to do so at their own pace and on their own time.”

They don’t need peer acceptance.

“If you look at the world around us, you can’t deny that the human population has hit a point where the acceptance and respect of our peers are sought after above all else. Popularity and acceptance have become the earmark of success, which is a dangerous standard to live by. Those who prefer to be alone don’t need this acceptance to the same degree, learning to create their own sense of self-worth separate from the views of those around them.”

They admit their imperfections.

“Loners aren’t worried about trying to create a perfect appearance for the world around them, in fact, they are comfortable admitting that they are not perfect, no one in the world is. This is an incredibly powerful way of viewing the world as acknowledging your imperfections is the first step to personal growth in these areas.”

They prefer the company of other intellectuals.

“When someone prefers to be alone much of their time, they are selective in regard to who they associate with and what they consider to be worth their time. Uninterested in small talk or meaningless conversation, loners prefer the company of those who can match them intellectually, challenging their thinking.”

They value their time.

“People who prefer to spend time on their own understand the true value of time, an asset in our lives that many overlook. Not only do they value their own time, they respect and value the time of others, always showing up on time, and never wasting anyone’s time in any situation.”

They have a strong sense of intuition.

“Each of us has been blessed with a sense of intuition, however, those that are truly the most gifted in this area of their lives are the ones that are able to listen and tap into these gut feelings. Those that prefer to be alone spend more time getting to know themselves, and with that they come to understand, recognize and tap into this intuition.”

They are very loyal.

“Just because someone prefers to be alone, that doesn’t mean that they don’t see the value of friendship. In fact, they are generally more selective of the friends that they will allow into their circle, placing an incredibly high value on the people they hold dear. This creates a loyalty that is unmatched.”

They are independent.

“While there is nothing wrong with getting close to others, and turning to friends and family in your time of need, there is a line that has become increasingly difficult to identify. This line distinguishes between connecting with others and actual dependence. Learning to face the world on their own, loners don’t NEED others in their lives, they choose to have them around.”

They have strong, well-thought out opinions the world.

“A misconception often associated with those that prefer to be alone is that they lack an opinion on many of the matters that occur around them, which is why they choose not to express one. In fact, as they sit back assessing the world, and practicing a high degree of introspection, these individuals develop incredibly strong and well-thought-out opinions of the world. The difference is that they don’t always share them with just anyone and everyone.”

They are incredibly self-aware.

“Many people in life allow their minds to be overrun by the busy, frantic thoughts of their day and the opinions of people around them. Those who prefer to be alone, however, spend a great deal of time alone with their own thoughts which allows them to develop a level of self-awareness that others may not even believe to be possible.”

They radiate kindness and compassion.

“By stepping back and looking at the world around them from the outside, those that are alone are able to see the world in a different lens, one that is more in tune to the needs of those around them. This allows them to reach out and touch others in a way that spreads love and care.”

They respect healthy boundaries.

“Loners value the roles that others play in their lives, however, they also understand that there needs to be clear, healthy boundaries in place in order to protect both themselves and everyone else involved. They will respect your boundaries; however, they expect that same respect in return.”

They are extremely courageous.

“These people aren’t afraid to stand up alone in the world, demonstrating a courage and confidence that others admire. Regardless of what life may hand them, they are prepared to face it on their own without giving up or backing down.”

They are level-headed.

“Due to their incredible awareness and ability to focus, these individuals are the people you want around you in a time of crisis. Rather than becoming overwhelmed, they are able to view the situation with a calm, rational, level-headed mindset, quickly finding an effective solution.”

They understand the importance of self-love.

“It is a concept that so many people overlook, but one that is necessary to find true happiness, or to form happy, healthy relationships. Before you can genuinely love others, you must first learn to love yourself. They take the time to get to know themselves, discover the areas of their personalities that they love and find reasons to truly love themselves each and every day.”

They seek meaningful romantic relations.

“While some people may genuine struggle with the idea of being single, moving from failed relationship to failed relationship, those who prefer to be alone place a higher value on the importance of finding the ‘right’ person. They aren’t interested in wasting their time dating for the sake of dating. Instead, they have a strong idea of what they are looking for in a partner, and they are willing to hold out until they find the person that meets all their needs.”

They are aware of their strengths and their weaknesses.

“The downfall of so many people in today’s society is our habit of overexaggerating our strengths while remaining blind to our weaknesses. Loners take the time to know themselves better than most, developing a clear, concise understanding of all aspects of their personalities including acknowledging and understanding both their strengths and weaknesses.”

They are highly reliable.

“They aren’t quick to volunteer for things, preferring the safety and comfort of their own home and their own company. For this reason, if they give their word that they are going to do something for you, they have thought it through and they are fully prepared to commit. Always one to stand by their word, you can rest assured that they won’t let you down.”

=======================================================================  - 27DEC17 : Those Who Prefer to Be Alone Have These 21 Unique Personality Traits


If these points resonate with you, you can read more in the show transcript for the FINAL WORDS.  Also a video will be posted by Sue Cain who offered a TED Talk presentation on the power of the introverts and how they are needed as much as the extroverts.

=======================================================================  - 02MAR2012 Sue Cain: The Power of Introverts.


I’d also like to offer this short audio clip by Bashar as received by channel Daryl Anka. Regardless of your personal feelings about whether or not channels are real, I invite you to hear the words of the message itself.

A question was asked of Bashar: “What should I do about my friends who won’t listen to my spiritual advice?”  A question that no doubt many of us have had at one time or another, and this is how Bashar replied to the question:

A timely message that is as much of a reminder to me personally as I think it will be for many listeners.

Moving forward, I would like to create that I personally can be a better spiritual being having a human experience – that I may be more humble and just share because it is my passion, without expectation that everyone has to ‘get it’, at least from me. Rather, may each individual receive his or her most relevant message and information from an individual or from LIFE, when it is one’s Highest Good to receive that information to act on it.

Create a wonderful new year, and may this ‘11’ year of 2018 be even more an example of transformation towards the world we are claiming to want to live in!

Until our next moment of ‘now’… happy new year 2018!

=======================================================================   - 21NOV17 via : Bashar:: Dare to dream – highlights.



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