Hello you out there. Are you stuck?

Okay, some music first…

 

Go ahead, please, listen…

Now that you are settled in, let’s talk about you. Isn’t that what you want?

Many people I see are, ahem, a little stuck in their ways. But of course, they don’t see it like that. To them, their problems are caused by the world outside. It is the world that sucks; all around them. Or inside them. The world snuck inside them and starting sucking them down. In fact the world  literally sucks at their feet. None of this is their doing of course. It just happened like this.

I don't suck. The world sucks. I'm being sucked by the world, you stupid sucker. Just look!

I don’t suck. The world sucks. I’m being sucked down by the world. Don’t laugh at me. Just look! It could happen to you too mother-sucker!

 

Now watch this in motion. If you can watch the whole thing to the end, you win a prize:

 

YOUR PRIZE:

Yes, now you are free to make a difference.

Yes, now you are free to make a difference.

 

Oh, so you don’t think voting makes a difference? I agree with you there. So let’s try another angle. Lying down:

 

Giorgone's "Sleeping Venus"

Giorgone’s “Sleeping Venus”

 

I prefer this attitude by far.

 

 

Of course, there are other, far more profitable ways of lying:

My Affordable Health Scam, I mean, Act

My Affordable Health Scam, I mean, Act

But we won’t go there right now.

 

We have more important things to do.

My favorite method of passing time.

My favorite method of passing time.

 

Of course, if you would like to consider another approach to life, laziness and the cult of victimhood , please take a moment to explore our upcoming workshop:

Strength and Conditioning. June 7th 2014

Strength and Conditioning.
June 7th 2014

 

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Male Health: Fears and Errors about Testosterone

A lot of men share some of the same age old fears. Topping the list are:

  • being perceived as weak
  • becoming impotent
  • losing hair

 

When all else fails, y'know, let's do the old "cover up", OK you guys?

When all else fails, y’know, let’s do the old “cover up”, OK you guys?

 

All signify loss of power. These are deep seated fears, and men will do anything to keep them at bay.

These fears drive both young and middle-aged men and, yes, even seniors to:

  • work out at the gym
  • take testosterone supplements
  • take muscle milk or other creatine based body-bulkers
  • take a range of other nutritional supplements of questionable quality and uncertain long-term side-effects

 

The Testosterone Dilemma

Men identify with testosterone, and for good reason. After all, it is adequate levels of testosterone that sustain their masculinity. As men age, their free testosterone levels tend to drop. This will cause them to eventually lose muscle mass and muscle tone, not to speak of bone strength.

FACT: between the ages of 38 and 88, both men and women will lose on average 45% of their bone and muscle.

Declining levels of testosterone will decrease both mental sharpness and instinctual drive, including of course, sexual drive.

So men, and most male doctors, will see testosterone as the essential fuel for remaining a high functioning male. Some men choose to take either synthetic or natural testosterone in the form of supplements; and some physicians will automatically prescribe testosterone supplementation therapy for men whose free testosterone levels have declined below accepted reference ranges.

Testosterone is an androgen and therefore a hormone. The problem is that in the body, nothing is static, and every component, including testosterone, is being constantly built up and broken down. It is like when you walk into a forest and see young trees growing and old broken stumps decaying. It is the same inside the human body: this is what is known as metabolism. Metabolism includes anabolism (building up) and catabolism (breaking down).

 

5-alpha reductase and DHT

Testosterone is broken down and converted into DHT by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. As men age, more of their free testosterone tends to be converted into DHT. High levels of DHT have been associated with BPH and prostate cancer. So many men have been taking finasteride which blocks conversion of free testosterone into DHT.

 

Why DHT is Important

Nature is not stupid, and nature decided to make DHT a part of male physiology. If men take finasteride to block DHT by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, they may fancy they are protecting themselves from prostate issues and retaining their testosterone for muscle building and sexual prowess. Guess again. Stopping testosterone from naturally metabolizing into DHT will potentially lead to the following:

  • hair loss (alopecia)
  • erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • aggressive forms of prostate cancer

Why? Because DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen that plays an important role in sexual performance, secondary sexual characteristics, and protection from cancer. Yes, I know that in conventional thinking DHT is seen as pro-carcinogenic. But in fact this is at best a half truth. (Please read allied posting on Prostate Cancer Drugs for more details). Cutting out DHT is similar to amputation: not amputation of a body part, but amputation of a key metabolite.

DHT and Protection From Prostate Cancer

While DHT initially can start a cascade towards cancer, if left alone, a major part of DHT will metabolize into 3-b Adiol, which is a man’s internal protection against prostate cancer. The key here is the ratio: ensuring that your 3-b Adiol levels are greater than your DHT + 3-a Adiol total levels.

 

DHT and Aromatase

 

The terminator: oops, look what has happened to the abdomen.

The terminator: oops, look what has happened to the abdomen.

Another mistake men make is separating out DHT and aromatase. DHT and aromatase must be understood in combination. Aromatase is an enzyme present in abdominal fat, and aromatase levels will often be elevated as a consequence of excess cortisol production. Cortisol is the major stress hormone, so stressed out men who try to work it off by pumping iron or extreme aerobic exercise are  not necessarily getting to the core of the matter. They may burn off some calories, but they are not shifting their pre-set stress levels. If these men are unable to shed excess poundage at the waistline, the likelihood is that their aromatase levels will be heightened.

Aromatase decreases male libido and enhances feminizing characteristics. Elevated aromatase together with elevated DHT can potentially lead to prostate inflammation and tumor growth. A man might easily have artificially big muscles and a weakened sexual energy, plus a dangerous predisposition to aggressive prostate cancers if he is on finasteride.

Other Options

 

Some men are worried about the bad press surrounding testosterone supplementation. A number of reports have been published recently claiming that testosterone supplementation can induce cardiovascular problems. Whilst the evidence for this is highly debatable, the debate itself raises the question. Is there not a safer, more natural way of restoring male testosterone levels?

 

As always, the answer is  a resounding yes. Nature has answers that are systematically ignored or suppressed. Why? Simply because no major profits can made from whole plant extracts which cannot be patented. Do they work? Yes.

A second major reason is the false belief that something natural is inferior to something developed in a lab.

Many of us have been brainwashed into thinking like this, and when the brain has been weakened, what do you think happens to the body?

Nature has a long and outstanding track record of curing and supporting all manner of human illnesses and conditions. A number of plants can effectively restore testosterone levels and enhance male sexual performance without inducing the types of dangerous inflammation that come with anti Erectile Dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.

The tradition of enhancing male sexuality and sustaining male potency has existed for many centuries in China, India and  in South America.

Today, we have access to clean, safe, organically grown supplements from nature which will restore male potency and protect from BPH and other prostate problems.

Testosterone levels can be indirectly improved by taking botanical supplements as opposed to drugs.

 

Unless, of course, you want to look like the guy below:

 

I never take anything from nature!

I never take anything from nature!

 

Hmmm. I wonder who would prevail in a contest between the gentleman above and the gentleman below:

 

I only take natural supplements.

I only take natural supplements.

 

For more info, please contact us at: info@fridayharborholistichealth.com

 

 

 

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Inspiration is the Ultimate Nutrition

Everyone is trying to sell us something.

Everything is for sale. 

Consume this, consume that.

Problem is, it is just more stuff we are gorging on.

Much if not most of it is of questionable benefit.

Is it helping you become strong, free, and happy? Or is the stuff you are being sold – whether it be objects or ideas – cheezy, worthless, or pointless.

Ever feel like the guy in the picture below?

 

We all know what this guy is feeling.

We all know what this guy is feeling.

 

We are being more and more controlled. By big government, by new “laws” infringing on our human rights and privacy; by marketers and promoters getting inside our heads and controlling our thoughts and desires. Even by all those friendly peddlers of alternative “solutions” such as superfoods and supplements. Truth is, no amount of vitamins can take the place of true life energy without which health and happiness are impossible.

To be strong and healthy, we need to be inspired and to take on the responsibility of freedom.

 

Time to step out of line?

Time to step out of line?

 

A picture speaks a thousand words. I have posted Breughel’s great painting before on this site.

The State of the World Today

The State of the World Today

 

See what can happen if you don’t step out of line? Or if you continue to think in straight lines?

 

 

THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU:

Oh well... Or rather, Orwell...

Oh well… Or rather, Orwell…

 

But, do you remember when you still dreamed of being free?

 

 

Half remembered, half forgotten.

Half remembered, half forgotten.

 

 

Once, freedom was part of our stated aims and core values:

 

 

Our national symbol awaits our response.

Our national symbol awaits our response.

 

 

In The Power of Letting Go you will learn how to re-connect to the greater universe, and to your responsibility to find out who you really are, to live from the heart, with wisdom and power.

 

We are fortunate to have NASA to remind us of our true origins, the great universe.

As children of that great space, we should not let ourselves be limited and tied down. Recall the great contributions of our forbears. Don’t let yourself be tied down by cynical lilliputian sales pitches and sleazy politicians.

The truth lies within your heart, not in someone else’s mouth.

 

Our home: the Earth

Our home: the Earth

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Life is a sacred experiment

Life is a sacred experiment

 

 

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End the Slaughter, Stop the Shame

Idaho scenes

 

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Hey, what about me?

 

 

Okay, these pictures aren’t going to be pretty. I’m very sorry, but if they disturb you I suggest you read no further and leave this page.

We can always turn aside from unpleasantness and pretend it isn’t happening.

Once as a young man I was attacked on a London subway by neo-nazis wielding razor blades. People watched the incident from the other end of the platform as though the whole thing was happening on pay-per-view. No one made a move to intervene.

Fortunately, I was able to defend myself and escaped with nothing worse than a black eye.

If only the wolves of Idaho were so lucky. The behavior of the authorities in decimating breeding packs by 60% since 2011 reminds me of the ethnic cleansing policies favored by the Third Reich. In Idaho, this is being directed at the wolf population. One day, who knows who else might be at the receiving end.

Such brutal and degraded behavior is disgusting and ought to be prohibited.

I’ll let the following picture speak for themselves:

 

wolf slaughter can be fun for women too!

wolf slaughter can be fun for women too!

 

Shot in the breeze?

Shot in the breeze?

 

What Can Be Done? 

 

The Center for Biological Diversity is a powerful, ethically driven unit which includes a team of experienced lawyers and environmentalists that have fought successful court battles on behalf of many species, not only wolves, and endeavoured to stave off state-sponsored extinctions and inhumane culling practices. The Center is strong and has won many of its fights, but needs support. I choose to support them with financial contributions whenever possible. I invite you to do likewise.

The only other approach is to hit hard in the marketplace:

Boycott Idaho unti the Slaughter Stops

Boycott Idaho unti the Slaughter Stops

 

 

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3rd Award for “The Power of Letting Go”

I am very happy to announce that The Power of Letting Go has just received another award, this time from Nautilus Book Awards. The book is a 2014 silver award winner in the Science/Cosmology category.

 

The two previous awards we received have been in the categories of Inspiration/Spirituality and Self-Help.

To me, it is fitting that the book has been recognized across a number of different category lines because it really does not belong to any one category. In fact, if you read it carefully, it will show you how to free yourself from all artificial boundaries and mental constraints.

It will show you how to become one with the wind, which is never tied down; how to become one with the river, ever fresh and ever moving.

Will it help you figure out how to live your life? I hope so. One of my favorite literary characters is a Spanish detective named Pepe Carvalho, the creation of Manuel Vazquez Montalban. Just about every night, Carvalho, who loves to cook, selects a book from the shelves of his voluminous library and starts to tear it apart. He uses the torn up tome to start a fire in his living room. He chooses a different work each night, sometimes poetry, sometimes history, sometimes fiction, sometimes philosophy.

Why does Carvalho, a great reader and lover of books do this?

Because, he once confesses, none of these books, interesting as they may have been, ever taught him how to live.

I am not promising that The Power of Letting Go will definitely teach you how to live your life. But it might give you a few starting strategies, to say the least.

 

And if I am wrong, you can follow Pepe Carvalho’s example and use it to start a fire in your living room fireplace.

 

 

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Smart Anti-Cancer strategies

A large part of the work we do here at Friday Harbor Holistic Health is aimed at helping people regain their health by educating them.    Information is power, and no information is more important than information that helps save lives or avert disease. Which is why we are presenting you with this latest post.

 

 

Twin Pillars of Cancer Protection: D3 and Melatonin

 

1) VITAMIN D3

 

Much has been written recently about the broad range of benefits of Vitamin D3. D3 helps maintain a healthy emotional state; it is vital for bone health (by directing calcium and other nutrients into the bone matrix); it is a vital nutrient for the human immune system; and it also has cancer protective properties. Studies have shown that keeping one’s Vitamin D3 levels high lowers the risks of cancer.

 

D3 actually functions more like a hormone. Since it comes to us directly from exposure to sunlight, we can call D3 the sunlight hormone. If our exposure to sunlight is restricted (whether through living in northern latitudes, use of sunscreens or failure to spend sufficient time out of doors) our relationship with the sun and its primary hormone is cut. Which is why most of us will need to take D3 as a supplement. Health professionals will obviously differ in their estimation of the appropriate amount of D3 to take, ranging from 1,000 IU to 20,000 IU daily.  Many will recommend 5,000 IU. However, it is important to have your levels checked. Optimal levels should be > 70ng.

 

2) MELATONIN

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland, and is essential for sleep. It helps regulate our circadian rhythms. Many people, of course, purchase melatonin as a supplement to combat insomnia. In general it will work better for middle aged or older persons, as we tend to produce less of it as we age.

However, few people realize that melatonin, like D3 offers powerful protection against cancers, especially prostate and estrogen positive breast cancers. A number of recent studies have correlated higher rates of prostate and breast cancers with people working night shifts. Melatonin levels appear to be the key factor here. For example, a new study put out by the Harvard School of Public Health demonstrated a 75% reduced risk for advanced prostate cancer amongst men who had higher levels of melatonin.

In brief, disrupted sleep patterns will lower our endogenous production of melatonin and interfere with our circadian rhythms.

Taking sleep medications will not improve things either: the Harvard study found that melatonin levels were actually the lowest amongst men taking sleeping pills.

Conclusion: if you are having trouble sleeping and your doctor prescribes you sleeping pills, your chances of getting advanced prostate cancer increase significantly.

 

 

Biophotons: we are made of light and dark

 

In my book, The Power of Letting Go, I refer to light as the primary carrier of information in cellular physiology: ” … research by German physicist Dr. Fritz Albert Popp has demonstrated that our cells actually communicate with each other using photons – in other words, pulses of light generated from within the body. This bio-photonic mode of intercellular communication appears to be more primary than the bio-chemical route.”

 

At the same time, contemporary astro-physics has determined that only 4% of the known universe is made of atoms, the other 96% being made up of dark matter (30%) and dark energy (66%). This shows us even more powerfully how darkness itself is part of the deep fabric of our surrounding reality and therefore of our bodies and our health requirements.

 

Conclusion

 

So what to do? 

Practical steps: you can get your levels of D3 checked, and levels of melatonin metabolite 6-sulfatoxymelatonin can be checked in early morning urinalysis.

Or, you can supplement without testing.  You are strongly advised to consult with a qualified health professional before doing so.

At a deeper level, you begin to understand your body’s relationship with nature: with the cycles of light and dark. We need both to be healthy. By cutting off or interfering with the body’s relationship with the night-day cycle and with the right amounts of exposure to sunlight and to true darkness, we injure ourselves, perhaps fatally. The new research is showing us how cancer itself is directly related to our unnatural consumption of light and dark. 

Melatonin is the night-time hormone, just as D3 is the day-time, or sunlight hormone. Being exposed to light at night can directly interfere with the functioning of the pineal.

Light and dark are really nature’s super nutrients that the body requires in equal measure to remain healthy.

For consultations or customized trainings on how to preserve optimal health equilibrium, please check out our current classes and workshops, or email us with inquiries at info@fridayharborholistichealth.com

 

 

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Going Beyond Yoga

Text, Artwork and Photos © Nicholas Corrin

A New Way of Practicing the Ancient Methods

 

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Over the past two decades, Yoga has grown enormously popular in Western countries, especially in the US, and its influence has also been spreading to Asia and Latin America. Yet just as Yoga has entered the mainstream, something seems to have been lost of its essence. So, what is that essence?

Perhaps we can say that the essence of Yoga is a serene connection between human beings and the cosmos. Yoga is an act of “re-connecting” us with our mysterious source and endpoint.  Yoga should reignite not just our bodies, but our deeper awareness.  It should restore to us a sense of meaning and purpose. It should humanize us.

But most of the time this does not occur. Yoga has become another fetish, another addiction, another distraction. Another narcissistic delusion.

Well, isn’t Yoga basically about stretching, getting fitter, re-conditioning joints and muscles and all that good stuff? Well, read on and find out.

 

 

 

A Different Way of Doing Yoga

 

 

Vibrational Medicine

 

Most Yoga  nowadays is taught in studios. The focus is usually either therapeutic (to limit aches and pains) or athletic (to stay trim, flexible and attractive). These things are fine, but standardized Yoga has not succeeded in connecting the mind and body in a really profound and powerful way, which was the supreme goal in ancient times. So how do we do this?

 

 

 

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At Friday Harbor Holistic Health, we are pioneering a different way of doing Yoga. We focus very strongly and even scientifically on strengthening the physical body and making it more supple and graceful. But we also address the energy flows that oversee the health of the physical body, plus the emotional and mental layers of the human being. In ancient Yoga practice, this was called Pancha Kosha Yoga (or 5 level Yoga), referring to the five strata that compose us (physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual). Our goal has been to develop teaching methods that are dynamic and mesmerizing, whilst being very safe and exacting in terms of movements and energy flows.

Yoga as Energy and as Art

 

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Yoga should enhance our energy and clear our spirit. Our Yoga teaching and training system is interlinked with our Qi Gong system. We have called this our InfiniteBodySystemTM. We see this as the way for modern people to gain suppleness, dignity and inner strength. Yoga potentially develops a supra-rational aspect of our awareness.  However, Yoga is also methodical and coherent. But above all, we feel that today, the single most important thing is this: Yoga needs to be expressive. Our style of teaching aims at developing subtle grace and dynamic balance. It is the art in Yoga that we always strive for. Art widens the heart and opens the mind.

 

 

Anything beautiful and expressive is liberating. When we teach, our goal is to bring out this potential in students, to make them more sensitive to this part of themselves. The stretching and strengthening, the breathing and balancing work are all vital. But they are preparatory steps. The goal is to re-discover within one’s own bodily movements the subtle harmonics present in Nature. When the mind enters this territory, it wakes up and see things in new fresh ways. In ancient times, this was called moksha, or liberation.

 

Freedom is the ultimate goal: first, freedom from pain, stiffness and weakness. Then, freedom from fear and clumsiness. Eventually, freedom from whatever may have been limiting us, whatever was conditioning our perceptions and thought processes. Yoga is about waking up. At Friday Harbor Holistic Health our classes and teaching programs are ultra-modern ways of helping contemporary people walk the ancient paths.

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Corrin Book Earns Second Award

 

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The Power of Letting Go: transforming fear into love has just garnered another award. This time it’s second place in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards, Spirituality/Inspiration category.

The book previously scored as an award-winning finalist in the Self Help category of the 2013 USA Best Books Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

 

Composed of short, gracefully flowing chapters, the book intertwines stories from the author’s past as well as the teaching of ancient peoples with the results of cutting edge scientific studies. It connects them together, opening up fresh perspectives on life and reality.

 

A Readers Views reviewer said “I found “the Power of Letting Go’ by Nicholas Corrin enlightening and empowering. This is not your regular self-help book – it is a book that will shake the reader’s core as the dots come together. In my opinion it is a five stars book that should be read by people of all backgrounds and beliefs so that we all can start connecting all the dots again.”

 

Northwest Literary Review noted, “Nicholas Corrin has accomplished what few writers have been able to do; he has drawn from the wisdom of the ages, as well as from current scientific research and ground-breaking discoveries…Combined with a lifetime of experience in the healing arts, Nicholas has condensed this wisdom into a single vo9lumne, and has done so in a style comprehensible to the average reader. This is not a work of theory or conjecture, but one that provides solutions that address many of the problems that plague the body, mind and soul of mankind today. This is more than a self-help book – it is a must-read for complicated times.”

 

Born in the UK, Nicholas Corrin has traveled widely and taught at various colleges before undergoing formal training in Oriental and Ayurvedic Medicine. He has engaged in a decades-long study of Taoist Qi-Gong as well as Vedic meditation. These inner practices led to his patented technique, Vibropuncture.™ Corrin’s writings span diverse areas including the dynamics of energy, self-mastery, the science of movement, immunological issues, imaginative writings, and the poetic contemplation of nature. He currently maintains a private practice in alternative and oriental medicine on San Juan Island, WA.

 

The book is available locally at The San Juan Island Food Co-op, Office Center Northwest, Island Studios, and Griffin Bay books, or directly from Friday Harbor Holistic Health.

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Games of chess and ethnic cleansing

The sequestration of Crimea by Russia is a fait accompli. What now for the inhabitants of that region who are not flag waving supporters of Moscow? This would include above all, Tartars and ethnic Ukrainians. According to Ukrainian presidential hopeful, Vitali Klitschko, there is a very real danger of a brutal tragedy unfolding with suppression of minorities and even ethnic cleansing. Criminals and thugs inflated with jingoistic energy wait to prey on the weak and defenseless.

 

ethnic cleansing

ethnic cleansing

 

Ethnic cleansing is the worst imaginable type of health disaster and is driven by the worst impulses of which humans are capable.

How can this be averted, and what role do we in the West, unknowingly, play in this?

I say unknowingly because covert actions taken by politicians via NGOs and other media aimed at taking control of overseas territories is a well documented and dark – but generally little known – aspect of our foreign policy.

For all the posturing and aggression demonstrated by President Putin, it is clear that his neo-imperialist behavior does not occur in a vacuum: Putin’s brinksmanship with the West has been triggered by actions that our own governments, or the covert interests they represent, attempt to enact.

  • Washington’s neoconservative agenda of encircling the former Soviet Union has fixed on the strategic goal of using Ukraine as a Nato base in which to erect its anti-ballistic missile system, which would effectively emasculate Russia’s nuclear deterrent against the US.
  • Our bankers require ups and downs in the economy to make money. This is why they manipulate the market into booms and busts so as to profit from the fluctuations. However, historically, they have also benefited directly from war. Often they will bankroll opposing sides in a conflict. War can be extra profitable for banks.
  • The military-industrial complex needs governments to purchase its products. Times of armed conflict are boom times for sales. President Eisenhower famously warned against the rise of the military-industrial complex and what this would mean for world peace and democratic freedoms.

 

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower

  • Politicians depend on war and banks for their own benefits. Wall Street, and the military-industrial complex are major sources of campaign funding, typically supporting both parties prior to an election to ensure they will get their needs met.
  • War is a tried and tested method politicians use to distract the attention of the population from criticizing failed government policies and botched economics.
  • Wartime also allows governments to further reduce the rights of their own citizens who get corralled into a behavioral chamber: here, they are induced to mount a collective and self-sacrificing attitude of national defense. People will likely conform willingly enough and be more susceptible to government propaganda.

People, for the most part, are peace loving. Yet empires thrive on war. President Putin seems keen to renew Russia’s standing as a bellicose, imperialist force, willing to take on anyone. The cultural climate in Russia that would allow this to unfold is both frightening and depressing. In the US, the general apathy and lack of awareness of the population as a whole, along with a rise in the overall median frustration levels due to the collapsing prosperity of both middle and working classes means that there is little space for coherent, intelligent opposition to sycophantic, lying governments in the pocket of corporate elites.

 

Here is a quote from President Madison, our 4th US president:

“Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies and debts and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the dominion of the few.

Our recents governments have racked up such a gargantuan debt that it can never be paid off. Yet they are still trying to generate more debt by swallowing up more territory and increasing the sphere of toxic influence. The goal is effectively, a global military-corporate hegemony. This covert aggression plays into the hands of a macho dictator like Putin as it offers him the opportunity to not just rattle sabers, but pull the country behind him into patriotic fervor. He feels confident in doing this knowing that the US is functionally bankrupt and that successive US governments have eroded the support of America in most of the world. He is looking to profit substantially and is making a big chess move with a lot of confidence.

Once this chess game moves to the next level, all sorts of atrocities can follow, as Klitschko has warned us.

How Easy Is It to Manipulate The Minds of the People?

 

A piece of cake, according to Hermann Goering when he spoke at the Nuremburg trials:

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war. But after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorshipVoice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”

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Love and Power

Reverend Martin Luther King

Reverend Martin Luther King

Love without power is sentimental and anemic.” Rev. MLK

 

Crude power in the world has run amok. Love of power, concentrated in financially super-dominant elites and super-corrupt political classes has now reached the point where the very survival of civilization is at stake. Such are the conclusions of a recent NASA funded study on the imminent irreversible collapse of civilization. The study authors, using a new, non-linear model called “Human and Nature DYnamical” or HANDY, explore the interface between human over-consumption of natural resources due to structural inequities in societies, and the pandora’s box of unraveling natural dynamics that are characteristic of emergent systems and chaos theory. Their conclusion is a stark one: unless the political, financial and legal inequities are reined in soon, civilization as we know it is doomed.

 

So the stakes are high. The NASA funded study was led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharri of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, which is financially supported by the US National Science Foundation.

History has shown us on multiple occasions – whether it be ancient Rome, the Mayan empire or the Easter Islands – how self-serving dominant elites have over-consumed natural resources and triggered the collapse of entire societies and the ecosystems on which they depend. At first the hubris of the ruling classes causes them to believe they are immune to the deprivations suffered by the classes beneath them,  but later, and inevitably, they also fall into the pit of oblivion.

 

Easter Island: Collapse of a Civilization

Easter Island: Collapse of a Civilization

 

Fall of Rome

Fall of Rome

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Today’s world is inescapably harnessed to the actions of hubristic self-serving elites whose thinking is reminiscent of their historical forbears. However, today, they believe they can escape collapse themselves by virtue of hyper-modern technologies. That is a very risky gamble on their part.

Wherever you look in the world today, there are mounting social and economic problems. People are being stripped of their right to work and of their basic constitutional human rights.

Usually, the response amongst suffering people is one of the following: fatalism; anger; escapism; or feeling completely overwhelmed. Sometimes, people seek to “escape” into the apparent comforts of neighborly love, or kindness. But what difference will any of this make?

If love without power is sentimental and anemic, how can it dethrone the love of power which appears unchallenged?

Love, suggests Dr. King, must be alloyed with power if it is to be real and red-blooded, like a living being. Power, if you think about it, is current, a dynamic movement of potential force. Hence we have, power lines, and power stations.

 

Humans are Electrical Beings and Potential Power Stations

Humans are Electrical Beings and Potential Power Stations

 

For a human being to regain a state of power, it is necessary for that person first to re-connect internally. We are also electrical beings, and human electricity is what runs our brains, and what allows our brains to be enlivened by our spirit. Yet we allow that power to be switched off; we permit our innate power lines to be disrupted. When we cease believing in ourselves, deep inside, we fall prey to passivity and pessimism. That is the moment when lies and propaganda can stick to us and coat us with an obscure film.

In my book, The Power Of Letting Go, you will learn how to apply Dr. King’s idea that love and power must be conjoined. When you understand how to run the vital currents within yourself, it then will become possible for you to connect your current to others, and for Love as a freeing and positive force to make a genuine change in the world.

 

Potential Energy Flow of the Free Earth

Potential Energy Flow of the Free Earth

 

 

 

 

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