Many climate scientists are questioning the relationship between carbon emissions and global warming, while others assert that this trend has now ended. While McPherson’s prognosis, (Guy McPherson – Human Extinction Within Ten Years) based on the global warming hypothesis, may appear grim, what if there were another trend currently counteracting this one? While summers continue to register record high temperatures, winters are getting increasingly colder, which leads some to argue that we are in for a period of global cooling instead of global warming.
Whether a consequence of human-made greenhouse gases, or an outcome of natural evolutionary cycles, or both, the fact remains that the temperature on the surface of the Earth has warmed approximately 0.5 degree Celsius on the average within the past few decades and until around 2007. At first sight this may not seem like much. But considering the intricately linked ecosystem of Gaia, this is a significant increase.
Imagine your own body’s thermostat no longer set at its normal temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. Anyone who has had a fever knows what it’s like to feel weakened, foggy, and sick, alternating between irritation and lethargy, cold chills and hot flashes.
The Earth has a variety of negative feedback loops to keep her temperature stable at the optimum rate for the proliferation of life. Consider what would happen if this thermostat were to be forcibly jammed over a long period of time.
Thom Hartmann reports in his book The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation, that the Great Conveyor Belt has been sputtering lately. It has already stopped and started a few times within the past ten decades. Once it shuts down completely, it is likely to remain shut down for anywhere between a few hundred years and a few thousand years, initiating a new Ice Age. This is an extract from Gaia Luminous by Kiara Windrider. Look inside the book here.
An attitude of gratitude brings more joy to Life than grumbling and complaining. Living with love brings joy into living. Living with love replaces guilt, blame and shame with happiness. There is no need for concern about the future life if we live the life we have now with love in our hearts. If we live with love, happiness can unfold like a flower.
Try living with belief in continuous living. Imagine living in love and light forever, with infinite joy without worry or suffering, and with freedom of the Universe. Does that make you happy? It is not being loved but loving others that brings happiness. Love for money and material things and being in love may bring happiness for a while but it doesn’t last. Lasting happiness comes not from possessions or possessing people but from living in love with Life; the life that is always in us.
Love and joy can flow out from the Life within us, toward people, places and things, if we allow it. The objects of our affections continually change and sadness can come with the changes until we learn that happiness comes not from anything outside of us, happiness resides within us. That is why we need to know ourselves.
When we love whoever we are with a fountain of happiness opens within. For me recently it was a hornet that wanted to share a caravan with me. She was gorgeous and I was much happier when I welcomed her and let her fly in and out as she wanted than when I was in fear I might have to live in a hornet’s nest!
My son Sam’s partner, Sonia, said that the best way to find happiness is to serve others. It matters not if we are rich or poor. Greed or envy will not make us happy but compassion, gratitude and service, even to a hornet, can release the flow of happiness. Howard Storm was taught that the best way to grow spiritually is through service. Many great spiritual teachers, including the late Saytha Sai Baba taught that. My experience is that this is true. Read more here.
With GMF we have a deliberate attempt from the beginning to confuse and to bypass the normal safety channels. Information was suppressed and deliberately contorted and attempts were made to present part of the story only, giving an impression that studies showed that GMF were safe to use when very clearly this was not exactly what all studies had showed. In fact there is good evidence that the opposite is true. Many substantial studies showed that GMF could be dangerous to our health, yet every effort was made to get these products into the market place as fast as possible before too much evidence as to their safety was available.
If one introduces a novel man made food product into the market the long term consequences could be seriously problematic. Cancer takes 10 to 20 years to develop and this also applies to many of the chronic diseases we see today. Research of only a few months in animals cannot possible give such long term prediction of harm or harmlessness and even a few studies showing harm should raise alarm bells. It is really not good enough that some short term studies showing safety should satisfy professionals in the face of the real possibility that genetic modification is touching the very heart of the cell structure.
GM crops have not been proven unconditionally safe and there is sufficient evidence to make many good scientists wary of this process. With this huge question mark around GM products, allowing them to be used freely by human beings and especially children is experimental. It is the kind of science that should not be allowed. Why would companies selling GM derived foods not want that information available clearly on the package?
Rats fed GM potatoes have shown serious defects. The rats suffered damaged immune systems; the thymus and spleen showed evidence of damage and some of the rats had smaller, less developed brains, livers and testicles. There were other defects that were interesting and of some concern. Some of the GM potatoes were nutritionally different to their non-GM parent lines even though they were grown in identical condions.
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I have come to believe that what we term enlightenment in various spiritual traditions is an act of biological transformation within the consciousness of matter. It is not a spiritual event so much as a biological event. It often happens spontaneously for people who have no spiritual background and who are not even looking for it. If this is so, then is it possible that as we go through changes in the consciousness of matter on a collective level, that a wave of enlightenment would follow?
Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual partner Mirra Alfassa, also known simply as the Mother, believed that this would be the case. A hundred years ago, they spoke of the supramental transformation that would be occurring on Earth and emphasized the necessity of experiencing this first in our own bodies. They spoke of waves of cosmic light that would move through human consciousness, preparing us for this great shift.
These waves are coming in now. Many systems are emerging all over the world with the intention of harnessing these waves and using them for inner transformation. My sense is that we are close to a critical mass, at which point the vast reservoirs of undiscovered potential within our DNA will get turned on. We can then harness the incoming cosmic energies and anchor them in the physical body, leading to what some refer to as taking the rainbow body, a process of unifying our physical bodies with our light bodies.
This is an extract from our new title Gaia Luminous by Kiara Windrider. Read more here.
I think we can all agree that 2017 has been an eventful year. Certainly The Times they are a’changing.
We can all (those of us that are still here) look back and say that we have survived the challenges. They have gifted us adapability and self-reliance. We too shall overcome. I know that these two songs date from more than 50 years ago, but they had a pivotal influence on my life and that of an entire generation.
What will 2018 bring us? I suppose that it is anybody’s guess, but since it is an Eleven year it will be a year of mastery. The challenges of our individual pasts are certain to lead to mastery of our situation in 2018. It will be a year of revelation and exposure to Truth.
Our exciting new title Gaia Luminous by Kiara Windrider is an exciting overview of where we and the Earth are placed at this time and an intriguing look at what the future may bring. See here to look inside the book. We are particularly honored to have been chosen to publish this book because of the respected profile of the author and the good work it will undoubtedly do in giving insight to the readers into the future of our beloved planet and our role in its future. This alone gives personal peace and confidence… and cheers to that!
We will be featuring extracts from it in future blogs, perhaps as early as next week if we get requests.
Traditionally this is a Season of Joy, and in this tradition I would like to offer this lovely extract from our title Awakening to Angels by Belinda Bras-Nel.
“Joy is almost more of a Heavenly term than an Earthly one, exactly because it contains a snippet of Heaven, or perhaps, too, because the belief in joy has almost died out at an Earthly level.
“We understand that everyone may comprehend the essence of joy in a different way, and because it contains a bit of Heaven, the concept often flies over the head of souls who are too closely bound to Earth. Yet joy is within everybody’s reach, and it really depends on whether you pray for and believe it for yourself or not.
“Joy is much like the concept of God and love. It is there to be embraced and understood, or simply to be enjoyed by anyone who allows himself to be swept away by it.
“A good time to invite joy into your life is when you feel tired and discouraged. A good way to invite joy is to pray for it. Ask God and your angels to help you become receptive to it once again. Ask regularly, even daily, for joy to fill your life.
“Some of you have convinced yourselves that you no longer know what joy feels like. This is the perfect time to ask to experience joy in your life again, and to notice its presence when it does appear.
“Joy brings the emotion of feeling carefree when souls are in a space of trust and realise that they are being cared for by Spirit. In this space, the negative scales on the eyes are exchanged for a clear view of the blessings they are surrounded by.
“Joy, therefore, isn’t something you have to work hard at or something you have to prepare for yourselves and for others. Joy is a belief and a lifestyle cultivated by a decision to experience and notice it in your life every day.”
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Life is an Illusion and what is Real exists Beyond the Veil of this Illusion. The sensations of comfort and discomfort are the distinguishing features that give us a sense of Real. These features also guide the negative or positive calibre of all our experiences.
There are many factors which have an enormous effect on how we view our ‘realities’ and process all our challenges and the attitudes we develop as a result. In addition, the density of this realm is by its nature, very limiting and has skewed our ability to view a bigger scheme at work here. All of this is compounded by the fact that as we are the subject of our own experiences, an understanding of the invisible principles at work in our realities and within ourselves are even further obscured.
The physical world is the only reality that is tangible for us which is why it is so difficult to ‘see’ a reality beyond this one. The veil is a fascinating part of our existence on this planet because as it overshadows the Truth of what is Real, a mystery is created. The main principle behind this mystery is that as the True Nature of our Spiritual Identity is concealed, the dichotomy between what is real and the illusion has limited and narrowed our perception of what is true, authentic and important.
This is a brief extract from our new title The Pain Game Rules by Beverley Yolande
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It has been 25 years since we published our first book Rising out of Chaos by Simon Peter Fuller, which went to a second edition, has been translated into German and is still in print. Since then we have had many adventures in the world of publishing Body, Mind, Spirit books so I thought it would be appropriate to feature some of the higlights of that journey.
Between 2001 and 2010 we were regular exhibitors at the Frankfurter Buchmeße. During this time we sold many foreign rights (German, Czech, Brasilian and others). Eventually, the emergence of online rights markets and the declining value of the Rand made it no longer viable for us.
We also exhibited at many local trade fairs such as Natural & Organic, and Celebrate Life where we launched the concept of Café of Conversations which we held in Johannesburg (Michael Oak) and in Cape Town (Baxter Theatre, Novalis Ubuntu Institute and Celebrate Life). Led by a well known MC, we had four or five authors on stage speaking to a popular but rather controversial topic with audience participation further into the evening. Travel costs and the decline of trade shows has prevented us from staging any more, which is sad.
Backed by this wide experience, we have an ongoing passion for assisting authors to make a difference to people’s lives. This is what we love to do. We walk our talk in this regard!
A herbal medicine may be natural, but is its active ingredient when separated by chemists still natural? Is an alcoholic tincture of the herb natural and can the herb be separated into its constituent parts and then put together again in order to control the chemical constituents still be regarded as natural?
There are good reasons for doing all this to natural substances. It is well known that the chemical constituents of plants will vary during the year and according to the weather conditions. Doctors need to be sure that what they give their patients have sufficient active ingredients to do the job required. As we process the herb more and more, trying to remove the most active parts of the herb however, it very often begins to look more like a drug than a natural herbal substance. The herb is extremely complex while the drug is a pretty simple chemical structure by comparison. While it may make sense that the so called ‘active’ ingredient part of the plant is all that is required ,this may nevertheless be an assumption based on our limited understanding of plants and herbs and how these are processed in the body.
Vitamins and minerals are generally thought of as single isolated substances but that is not how they appear within the plant structure. Water for example is hydrogen and oxygen but they do not exactly appear as single isolated elements within water but rather blend into each other in a unique way. Vitamins and minerals are also blended into the structure of the plant.
Most vitamins found in supplements are synthesized from petroleum derivatives or hydrogenated sugars. So even though they are called natural and regarded as identical to the natural vitamins found in foods there are good reasons to question these assumptions.
How should one consider processed foods such as corn flakes made from natural ingredients, fortified brown health bread, tinned food, and alcoholic beverages? These foods do not obviously grow out of the ground and yet will often carry the label “natural” with it. Fruit juices are often heated to sterilize the contents at temperatures, which destroy its natural vitamins and enzymes. They carry labels such as ‘natural’ free of preservatives and colourants but are they natural…as found in nature: unaltered by man.
Extract from our new title Healthy Medicine by Dr. Bernard Brom
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