Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Miss USA contestant accuses Trump of sex...

Juan Gonzalez, Amy Goodman (DN!); Ashley Wells, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
All this stress and having to lie day and night, in words and tweets, is ruining my hair!
Meet the Miss USA Contestant accusing Trump of sexual misconduct as Senators call for him to resign
When I want sex, Ivanka, I'll grab you by the...
Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted women. And 56 House lawmakers with the Democratic Women’s Working Group are calling for a congressional investigation into these allegations.

I lost the Time cover to #MeToo.
This comes as three of the 16 women who have publicly accused Trump of sexual harassment held a press conference Monday in New York, demanding that Congress take action.

DN! speaks with one of them: Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant from North Carolina when Don Juan (a common John) Trump owned the pageant.

DN! is also joined by Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and play an excerpt from the Brave New Films documentary “16 Women and Donald Trump.”

Fine, fine, I'll resign, crybabies.
JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Five senators are now calling on President Trump to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted women. This is New York’s Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaking Monday on CNN:
SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible; they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking. ... More

(DemocracyNow.org0 This is the full episode for Dec. 12, 2017

Herbs to activate and balance the chakras

Ryan Mandell; Amber Larson, Dhr. Seven, Ananda M., Wisdom Quarterly

I can see colors, subtle vibrations, auras
Albert Einstein once said, “Everything is vibration.” On the most fundamental level, everyone and everything else in this world-system (universe) is made of pure energetic vibrations.

In fact, about 99.999% of an atom is empty space. ["Form is emptiness, emptiness is form," as The Heart Sutra states]. The other .0001 % (electrons, protons, neutrons, quarks...) are probably also made up of empty space.
  • In Buddhist physics (as revealed in the Abhidharma, the "Higher Doctrine") the fundamental constituents of matter or materiality are rupa-kalapas, "fine-material particles-of-perception." These subatomic things blend into and emerge out of the immaterial (arupa) because kalapas refer to the characteristics of all material/physical phenomena.
This tiny computer screen can see all.
That means that everything we see -- the screen, the table, this body -- is made up of mostly empty space. The only thing that makes them tangible or "material" is their energetic frequencies.
This is basic high school science, but mystics have known it for millennia. Gas molecules vibrate at a higher frequency than liquids, and liquids vibrate faster (more frequently) than solids. Everything in the universe is vibrating. (If you concentrate, you can even hear the sound of the universe, the pranava, a very soothing, resonant hum or "om").

Think about the visual, the colors: They are simply different frequencies of visible light vibrating at different speeds. From slowest to fastest, these are the speeds/frequency of color vibrations:
  • red resonates at 405-480 THz
  • orange at 480- 510 THz
  • yellow at 510-530 THz
  • green at 530-580 THz
  • blue at 600-620THz
  • indigo at 620- 680 THz
  • violet at 680-790 THz.
The Buddha had a 6 ft. aura.
Everything has a unique vibratory code and energy. We should be aware of this before we start thinking that everything is real and solid and unchanging.

All tangible things are always changing (radically impermanent), but mostly we don't notice. We quickly/reflexively start thinking things can be satisfy and fulfill us. They are constantly changing, so they inevitably disappoint the person who clings to them. Let go. They are not what they seem.
Everything has a unique vibratory code and energy. This is particularly the case when it comes to food we put in our bodies. "We are what we eat." What else could we be? We are what we habitually think, too. "You are what you think."

What will finally activate the DNA? DMT?
We might want to watch what we're putting in between our ears, in through our six senses. Yes, six. There are the regular five senses, and mind is a sensory organ making contact with ideas and impressions, emanations and notions.

For health it’s important that, whenever possible, we eat organic. Why? Pesticides are toxic killers with a low frequency vibration; they are compounded and put on food to kill sentient life. That is their express purpose. Ask Monsanto, Inc. Pesticides, on a vibratory and physical level, lead to disease by creating oxidizing "free radicals" in the body with numerous harmful effects.
The ancient Vedic texts and later Yoga Sutras as well as Buddhist teachings speak to these quantum concepts. In fact, all Vedic (later adopted by Hinduism) and Buddhist philosophy seeks to uproot delusion/wrong view (avidya), the illusion (maya, moha) of a separate "self" or "ego" apart from its constituents.

These philosophies seek to move awareness from a place of separation or duality to an “us," a "unity." Subject and object merge. Consciousness expands to cosmic proportions. Successful meditation (absorption) adds up to right concentration, coherence, or collectedness of mind, samma-samadhi.

The chakras, including the third eye or ajna chakra, know this. Lots of purified water, preferably distilled, and these herbs can help:
  • tulsi (holy basil)
  • turmeric (curcumin)
  • ashwaganda
  • green tea
  • mild chili powder
  • goji berry
  • amla
  • bacopa
  • sage
  • reishi mushroom
  • cardamon
  • rosemary
  • pine needles
  • syrian rue...
The secret is to discover the characteristics of each of the seven main chakras (wheels, energy nexus points) and, knowing the properties of herbs, what they exacerbate and calm, one can bring the former into balance with the help of the latter.

Monday, December 11, 2017

FREE 7-day meditation retreat (Ven. Rahula)

Bhante Rahula (goo.gl./forms); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

American Buddhist monk Ven. Yogavacara Rahula, author of the drug-fueled travel memoir One Night's Shelter, will lead a 7-day mindfulness, insight-meditation, and yoga retreat in Southern California in January 2018. 

One Night's Shelter (Bhante Rahula)

One Night's Shelter (Ven. Rahula)
This candid and highly readable autobiography of the well-known American Buddhist monk Bhante Rahula describes his transformation from a G.I. and drug dealing hippie to ascetic contemplative in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The unvarnished accounts caused some stir, as Ven. Rahula describes dealing drugs and getting arrested for smuggling a kilo of hashish from Afghanistan prior to his spiritual conversion. He is now most well-known for integrating Hatha Yoga with Vipassana (Buddhist insight-meditation). See Ven. Rahula's DhammaTube video clips on youtube, video.google.com, or tubemogul.com. 

Who is Bhante Rahula?
Bhante Rahula, or Ven. Yogavacara Rahula (Scott Joseph DuPrez), was born in Southern California in 1948, ordained as a novice in Sri Lanka in 1975, and took higher ordination in Thailand in 1979. He lived in West Virginia at  Bhavana Society Forest Monastery from 1986 to 2010, after which he has been on indefinite tour as an itinerant monk in the U.S. and Asia, often traveling to and hiking in the Himalayas.

He recently (Dec. 10, 2017) held an excellent one-day mindfulness meditation retreat in Los Angeles. He is planning a FREE 7-day mindfulness meditation (vipassana) and yoga retreat in Banning, California. Sign up now.

Retreatants may stay seven or fewer days as indicated on their retreat applications. Free or by donation (dana). This class funds Ven. Rahula's continued itinerant travel, teaching, and workshops around the world, like next year's Global Mindfulness Summit in Buddhist Sri Lanka.

"One Arroyo," L.A. Forest, Pasadena

OneArroyo.org; Xochitl, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Effort
Kizh/Tongva once preserved the land
What is the "One Arroyo" effort? The Arroyo Seco ["Dry Riverbed"] is Pasadena's great outdoor space, used by millions each year for recreation and enjoyment.

Even though the Arroyo itself has seldom been conceived or designed as one continuous space, from the headwaters in the north to the tributary waters in the south, its natural habitats, resources, and historic sites are unlike any other and enthusiastically enjoyed by those who live, work, and visit the city.
The "One Arroyo" Effort endeavors to bring awareness to the work by the Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) and others to restore the legacy of Pasadena's historic Arroyo Seco and unite all three areas of the Arroyo -- Hahamongna, Central Arroyo, and Lower Arroyo -- under a singular vision.

The Vision

One Arroyo Walk with Mayor (arroyosage)
Vision for the Arroyo. The AAG has developed a draft vision statement for the Arroyo. This vision will be refined as the group conducts its outreach to the community.

"Pasadena's great outdoor space, the historic Arroyo Seco, will become 'One Arroyo.' From the headwaters in the north to the tributaries in the south, its natural habitats, resources, and historic sites will be preserved, enhanced, and connected by an extraordinary end-to-end trail system, all anchored by a central hub." More

ETs and US Navy's Secret Space Program

Author Michael Salla (Secret Space Programs, Book 2, Kindle Edition), foreword by Robert Wood; Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon  (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The U.S. Navy's Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance
The Los Angeles Air Raid on February 24-25, 1942, opened an unprecedented chapter in the evolution of the U.S. Navy.

UFOs over Los Angeles, CA in 1942
In response to this incident, which is called "The Battle of Los Angeles," a covert research program to investigate the feasibility of exotic antigravity propulsion technologies was developed.

In addition, U.S. Navy operatives were embedded in Nazi-occupied Europe to learn about the Germans’ advanced flying saucer programs, and they discovered that the Nazis were receiving assistance from two extraterrestrial groups with very different agendas.

U.S. Secret Space Programs and ETs (Dr. Salla)
The debriefing of the operatives took place at Naval Air Station, San Diego, led by Rear Admiral Rico Botta. He instructed a “Disseminator of Naval Research and Information,” William Tompkins, to take confidential briefing packets to select think tanks, corporations, and university departments around the country.

Later, Tompkins worked with a number of leading aerospace companies to design massive spacecraft for a secret U.S. Navy space program and was fatefully assisted by extraterrestrial visitors described as “Nordics” [blond, blue-eyed "Aryan" Pleiadians or "Tall Whites"].

An extensive number of documents substantiate Tompkins’ claims of the existence of a covert Navy program created to study, design, and build deep space battle groups.

They became operational in the 1980s. Now the Navy has a new goal to enact a plan to level the universal playing field. And the election of Pres. Donald Trump may just be the wild card they needed to reveal…everything! More

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