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My initial reaction to this story was, ‘WOAH. I love and have to share this!’

As someone who has gone on a very specific path in life, my journey has been filled with tools much like these. I am forever fascinated by all things magic (you can tune into my interview with Collective Evolution The Magic Within on CETV to understand this even further if you wish) and when news like this pops into my frequency, it solely reaffirms that there are so many of us out here and that energetic practices are, of course, nothing new.

On August 12th archaeologists in Pompeii discovered an array of amulets, gems, and lucky charms thought by researchers to have belonged to a female sorcerer who could have been a victim of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius more than 2,000 years ago.

More than 100 miniature objects were found in a wooden crate which had all but decomposed except for its bronze hinges. The findings include miniature dolls, phallic amulets, necklace beads, and a tiny skull among other objects made of bone, bronze, glass, and amber. The researchers have come to the hypothesis that they were likely used for adornment or protection by a woman in the years before Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, which later buried the city and its population in volcanic ash.

“They are objects of everyday life in the female world and are extraordinary because they tell micro-stories and biographies of the inhabitants of the city who tried to escape the eruption,” said Pompeii’s general director, Massimo Osanna, in a statement.

See items from the treasure trove below.

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

“The objects… were found at the Casa del Giardino, the same area where an inscription was recently uncovered that made historians change the date of when they think the Vesuvius eruption that destroyed Pompeii took place, shifting it from August 24 to October 24 79 AD.” – ANSA

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

At this very location, the researchers also discovered a room containing the bodies of ten victims, which included women and children. Archaeologists will use DNA analysis to determine if the victims were related. “Perhaps the precious box belonged to one of these victims,” Osanna suggested. “The iconography of the objects and amulets invoke fortune, fertility, and protection against bad luck,” Osanna said. He has suggested to the Italian news agency Ansa that it could have been a “sorcerer’s treasure trove.”

Since there was no gold found in the trove, it is likely these objects belonged to a servant or a slave, rather than the owner of the house, Osanna told Ansa.

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

 

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

Courtesy Cesare Abbate (ANSA).

The jewelry will go on display soon at Pompeii’s Palestra Grande in an exhibition set to be a follow-up to its recently closed show on Roman jewelry called “Vanity.”

The Takeaway

Though the past potential usage for these items is stressed to be simply a hypothesis at this time, it is incredible to simply see and imagine the time they existed in through these images.

As humans in a material, physical, 3D world, we ourselves are continuously building our own treasure troves in a way. Every piece of jewelry or product we purchase, find, or create flows its way into our homes, cars, pockets, backpacks, etc. and in the end shall remain and live on well beyond us to share a glimpse into our story. What would you like to leave behind? A trunk filled with magical amulets, or a legendary story (or both)?

Though it is nearly impossible to always be thinking of this when adding more ‘stuff’ into our lives, I do believe it serves as a good reflection point that these things are simply that – things – and that the real magic lies within each and every one of us. Remember that the energy and intentions that we at times give to others, things, or tools, is always coming from & through US.

Now, this is not to say that treasures themselves can not be treasured. If you just so happen to love the look, feel, and energy that they give off or wish to utilize these physical objects as an extension of yourself, by all means (and I get it – I’m with you!). As a final note, however, from a real-life gem collector to the hearts of all of you,  know that the answer, the love, the magic IS YOU.

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We are starting to awaken to the fact that it seems to be the rule, and not the exception, that large Western corporations put profits above human health considerations. The only time they seem to give any regard to human health concerns is when their forecasts of potential lawsuits down the road would likely exceed the cost measures needed to ensure the safety of their product.

Johnson & Johnson is just one of a long line of corporate perpetrators who believed that covering up and lying about known health concerns would make better business sense than taking the time and resources to actually address those health concerns within their products.

Contaminated Baby Powder: The Height Of Indignity

One would think, regardless of an understanding that the bottom line is a priority for most private companies, that the health and safety of a nursing mother and her newborn child would be sacrosanct for any industry. The reality is that this is simply not the case, even though J&J could have mitigated this problem from the start.

Companies that mine talc are required to take extra steps to ensure the absence of asbestos in their talc. Instead, J&J allegedly went to great lengths to fake it.

Not only did the company know about the asbestos contamination, evidence suggests, but J&J also failed to warn its customers about the link between Baby Powder and cancer or replace its talc with a safer alternative. As a result, J&J guaranteed its customers’ exposure to asbestos.

And regardless of their size or numbers, asbestos fibers are lethal at any capacity. As the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed repeatedly, there is no safe level of exposure. (source)

The Testimony of Scientist James Webber

Baby Powder’s contamination with asbestos (a mineral that naturally occurs near talc) has long been the subject of lawsuits. But only in recent years has evidence begun to unravel J&J’s defense – that the company had no idea – and threatened its success in lawsuits to come.

In March, a California jury awarded $29 million to Terry Leavitt, a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her terminal mesothelioma. Environmental scientist James Webber testified in her high-profile California trial and made these observations:

During several hours on the stand, Webber explained how he ran tests that showed “clear” evidence of asbestos contamination in the mines from which J&J sourced talc.

“The testing I have seen [shows] that it was present at least as early as 1971 and up through the late 1990s,” said Webber, who ran an asbestos laboratory in New York state.

Despite denying it publicly, J&J had observed this contamination in internal memos. Its notes dismissed the amount of asbestos in its talc as “but a trace,” Webber alleged. But that was just an optimistic interpretation of superficial testing, he said: the tests used methods too weak to detect microscopic asbestos fibers. Webber insisted the actual tests results revealed there could be millions of asbestos fibers per gram of talc.

And J&J’s inaccurate reports were allegedly only the tip of the iceberg. In some instances, Webber said, photos attached to J&J’s reports revealed that “they had been seeing it and not reporting it.”  (source)

And It’s Getting Worse

The $29 million verdict, in California Superior Court in Oakland, was the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. And things may be getting even worse for J&J, according to ZeroHedge:

Johnson & Johnson shares are down over 5% after Bloomberg reports that, according to people with knowledge of the matter, the U.S. Justice Department is pursuing a criminal investigation into whether Johnson & Johnson lied to the public about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder…

Now, a grand jury in Washington is examining documents related to what company officials knew about any carcinogens in their products, the people said.

The Takeaway

It seems as though corporations have long been willing to take the calculated risk of short-cuts and denials instead of ensuring that their products are safe for public use. My suspicion is that a part of our collective awakening process will be issuing in a new business paradigm in which human health and safety become paramount.

New York’s chief medical examiner has completed their autopsy and ruled that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.

Epstein was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges that had been reported for years but not much was done about them. His case is the highest profile case in a very long time involving many high level and elite figures and politicians.  Due to this, many believe he may have been murdered, and regardless of this ruling, that may still be the case.

It appears Epstein fashioned a noose out of a bedsheet and hung himself from a bunk bed in his cell. Epstein was allegedly able to kill himself just days after being taken off suicide watch at the prison as he had previously attempted suicide. Just so happens, guards on duty at the prison reportedly left Epstein unsupervised for longer than prison regulations require, giving him the time to commit suicide.

If Epstein’s case is this high profile, and he is likely the biggest most important witness is perhaps our lifetimes, how is it that the prison could have let this happen so easily and carelessly? Worthy of questioning regardless of the medical examiners ruling.

More details to come.

The more in tune with myself I strive to become, the more drawn I am to explore how connected we all are – not solely with one another, but with everything. This, like many other deeper concepts surrounding life, begs to answer the ever-present question of ‘are there other emotionally intelligent beings out there?’

One could argue that their dogs or other galactic beings (if real) could be emotionally intelligent, but as we look at all of the research, it is clear that most living organisms actually display a very obvious intelligence. From lobsters to plants, they have all been known to display some form of intelligence. This is precisely what was revealed when a recent study explored horses and their interaction with humans.

Let’s take a step back real quick. If you have ever owned or spent a lot of time riding with one particular horse, chances are good that you’ve felt some sort of special connection with them — and wondered if horses even like humans. Maybe you’ve felt like they were actually your friend, or a small part of your family, and wanted to know if the feeling was reciprocal. Research is now confirming that that connection isn’t all in your head — and anyone who has ever had a pet before, horse or not, definitely won’t be surprised at some of these recent findings.

In a recent study, researchers at the universities of Sussex and Portsmouth showed domestic horses photographs of humans with either a happy or angry expression on their faces. Then, later on, the horses were introduced to the same people they saw in the photographs, now with neutral expressions. This new study shows that horses can actually understand and remember human emotions, which is something that makes them seem even more magical than they already did.

“Researchers watched the eye movements of horses as they met the photograph subjects in real life. The horses perceived those who had been photographed with an angry face as more threatening.” – UPI

Horses were more wary of people they previously saw in a photo with an angry expression on their face. Photo by University of Portsmouth/University of Sussex

UPI reports that previous research showed horses tend to focus on negative or threatening objects and events with their left eye, as the right hemisphere of their brain is tasked with assessing risk. In the new experiment, researchers found horses stared at subjects who had been photographed with an angry expression using their left eye.

“What we’ve found is that horses can not only read human facial expressions but they can also remember a person’s previous emotional state when they meet them later that day — and, crucially, that they adapt their behavior accordingly,” Karen McComb, a professor at the University of Sussex, said in a news release. “Essentially horses have a memory for emotion.”

Scientists have previously shown horses can recognize expressions, but the latest findings, published this week in the journal Current Biology, are the first to show the mammals can recall an expression linked with an individual’s face.

“We know that horses are socially intelligent animals, but this is the first time any mammal has been shown to have this particular ability,” Portsmouth researcher Leanne Proops said. “What’s very striking is that this happened after just briefly viewing a photograph of the person with a particular emotional expression — they did not have a strongly positive or negative experience with the person.”

This is a beautiful discovery in and of itself as stated above, outside of ourselves there had not been any recording of other mammals showing this ability.

The Takeaway

With more of us beginning to turn inward for growth, it is beautiful to see that more and more research is coming to the forefront revealing our fellow animal kingdom as being connected and in tune with us as much as their surroundings. At times when everything else seems to be chaotic, remember to be still. The real magic within us and our connectedness to everything is what oneness consciousness is all about. You are not alone in this world, let alone in the universe. It is in our awareness that we allow bonds that were seen as less than to blossom — it is in our remembrance of Self that we re-member as One with all.

You may not think aluminum is a big deal, but it is. For anybody who has looked into aluminum toxicology, it’s quite clear and apparent that it has no place inside of any living biological organism. Putting it simply, it wreaks havoc on our biology. High amounts of aluminum have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, with experts in the field believing that aluminum brain accumulation may be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s also been discovered within the brains of MS patients, and some of the highest aluminum content ever recorded in brain tissue has also been discovered in people with autism. Aluminum is associated with several diseases. But an adult body can do a great job of flushing out aluminum.

Despite the fact that aluminum has no place within earth’s biota, it’s still present in many of our medications, our food, and even in the water that we drink due to contamination since the industrial revolution. Aluminum inside the body is a new phenomenon and still understudied. Again, there is a threshold, and aluminum that is injected via vaccines doesn’t exit the body–there is strong evidence that it remains inside the body and ends up in distant organs and eventually inside of the brain. If you want to access more studies on that topic, you can read this article I published that provides them and goes into more detail. You can also watch this interview with Christopher Exley, where he also points to that fact.

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has shown that multiple popular infant prescriptions are contaminated with aluminum. You may be asking how much aluminum, but the authors make it a point to stress that there are no safe amounts of aluminum levels that can be inside of a human body, let alone a newborn baby. That being said, the amounts found are listed within the abstract of the study:

Historical and recent data demonstrate that off-the-shelf infant formulas are heavily contaminated with aluminium. The origin of this contamination remains to be elucidated though may be imported via ingredients, packaging and processing. Specialised infant formulas exist to address health issues, such as low birth weight, allergy or intolerance and medical conditions, such as renal insufficiency. The aluminium content of these prescription infant formulas is measured here for the first time. We obtained 24 prescription infant formulas through a paediatric clinic and measured their total aluminium content by transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry following microwave assisted acid/peroxide digestion. The aluminium content of ready-to-drink formulas ranged from 49.9 (33.7) to 1956.3 (111.0) μg/L. The most heavily contaminated products were those designed as nutritional supplements for infants struggling to gain weight. The aluminium content of powdered formulas ranged from 0.27 (0.04) to 3.27 (0.19) μg/g. The most heavily contaminated products tended to be those addressing allergies and intolerance. Prescription infant formulas are contaminated with aluminium.

Another very important point made right off the bat by the authors:

Human exposure to aluminium is a serious health concern. Aluminium exposure in infants is understandably a burgeoning issue. While infant exposure to aluminium continues to be documented, its consequences, immediate and in the future, have received only scant attention and research is required to understand the biological availability of aluminium through formula feeding. For example, how much aluminium is absorbed across the neonate gut and its subsequent fate, including excretion.

There is already too much aluminium in infant formulas and herein we have measured its content in a large number of prescription formulas, products which are fed to vulnerable infants in their first months of life. Many of these products are heavily contaminated with aluminium.

As for the specific infant formulas, you can refer to the study. The researchers obtained 24 prescription infant formulas via the Paediatric Clinic of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, United Kingdom. The ready-to-drink and powdered products were new, ready-to-be used and unopened samples. These formulas are for babies with some sort of growth restriction, like for preterm infants or infants who have poor weight gain. There were also powdered formulas for allergies and intolerances and powdered formulas with additional amino acids.

The authors contacted each manufacturer and expressed that they denied knowing that there was any aluminum in their products, which means it’s still a mystery as to their source. The authors hypothesize on a number of ways that aluminum could be entering into the formulas.

In their conclusion, the authors emphasize that:

Where possible, breast milk feeding should be prioritised, as the aluminium content of breast milk is invariably an order of magnitude lower than in formula feeds. Where infant formulas are the only source of nutrition for many infants in their first weeks and months of life, aluminium ingested in formula feeds will be the major contributor to their body burden of aluminium. The last thing that vulnerable infants fed specialised formulas for their specific nutritional/medicinal need is additional aluminium in their diet.

Detoxing

There is a lot of information out there on how a person can detox from aluminum and other heavy metals. There are multiple studies, and based on what I’ve looked into, water with high amounts of Silica are effective in draining aluminum out of your body and brain. Herbs like cilantro and substances like chlorella and spirulina are also great for removing some metals. The information is out there, so be sure to do your research.

The Takeaway

It’s concerning to think about what these corporations are doing. Again, aluminum should hold no place in our society, it should’ve remained well below our surface as part of the Earth’s crust for a reason. It wasn’t until humans began digging it out and using it for a number of things, irresponsibly I might add, that we started to see the health implications which still go largely ignored by the medical community.

In fact, heavy metal accumulation and detoxification of aluminum haven’t been addressed at all, which is odd given the fact that heavy metal accumulation is linked to a variety of diseases.

Sound the alarm! Happy news to share with you all today… Amid all of the perceived chaos that is taking over our screens and mainstream media, it’s always important to touch base on the good news that occurs. This week, Delaware has become the first official no-kill state for shelter animals, and I couldn’t be happier to hear and share this.

As not only a pet lover myself, but a cat-mom of 3 amazing shelter animals as well, I know and have seen the various traumas that can result from either life before being placed into a shelter or during their time there due to anxiety, etc. — and it doesn’t stop there. We’ve all heard the stories, and though I had yet to dive into the details myself personally due to not having the heart for it, it is a fact that some shelters rid themselves of ‘unwanted pets’ every cycle as the shelter seeks more room for new-coming potentials.

Photo courtesy of Brandywine Valley SPCA

With that said, this is very BIG news — not only has Delaware taken on the task to reevaluate how its shelters are run and deal with overcrowding, but Delaware has also taken initiative in the ‘no-kill’ movement.

Photo courtesy of Brandywine Valley SPCA — The work of staff and volunteers at rescue organizations across the country and public support have already helped drastically reduce the number of pets dying each year in shelters from an estimated 17 million in the 1980s to now around 733,000 dogs and cats. Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society

The nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society, which is working with shelters, animal welfare organizations and government agencies across the country to make America a no-kill country by 2025, announced the news at their annual conference in Dallas, Texas.

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.

“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

Brandywine Valley SPCA implemented numerous programs so that 95% of animals that enter the open-admission shelter find homes. Torelli said because cats are euthanized at twice the rate of dogs, the nonprofit instituted the practice called trap, neuter and return, aka TNR, to save the lives of feral or “community” cats that would otherwise be euthanized. In TNR, advocates humanely trap the felines, and veterinarians spay or neuter them before they are released back into the community.

Open adoptions — which don’t require time-intensive applications that involve things like home inspections but instead focus on matching a pet with a potential adopter’s lifestyle — help move animals more quickly through the shelters. – As reported by TODAY

The Takeaway

We all either know someone or are that someone who has gone to a shelter and adopted their best friend at some point. And while we all aim to do our part, it’s a HUGE step to know that shelters themselves are now also taking initiative so that there is ‘no pet left behind’ if you will.

So many wonderful pets, companions, and memories are birthed thanks to adoption and it is beautiful to see that more intention is being set on creating a community that is aware of a movement to aid in eliminating the need to kill for the lack of insufficient adoptees. As a personal thank you to all of you who have or will adopt and welcome a new friend into your lives & homes – a reminder to remember you are saving a life when doing so. So, THANK YOU! And thank you, Delaware, for being the shift!

I decided to take on this article, first to inform myself better about the motivations behind the Hong Kong protests, which have been ratcheting up in recent days, and then to pass on a basic understanding to you, the reader, so that together we can follow the events going on in this allegedly ‘autonomous’ Chinese territory with some degree of context.

First, it must be understood that Hong Kong developed into a commercial powerhouse as a British colony, and its residents enjoyed some aspects of democratic freedom not available on mainland China. British rule of Hong Kong ended when it was returned to China in July of 1997 under the framework of “one country, two systems.” The “Basic Law” constitution guaranteed to protect, for the next 50 years, the democratic institutions that make Hong Kong distinct from Communist-ruled mainland China.

The struggle for an expansion of democratic freedoms on the island have been ongoing in some form or another ever since, with some initiatives specifically supported by the “Basic Law.” Meanwhile, the national Chinese government has attempted to resist such reforms, and has been working to augment its own power and influence over Hong Kong:

  • In 2003, Hong Kong’s leaders introduced legislation that would forbid acts of treason and subversion against the Chinese government. But when an estimated half a million people turned out to protest against the bill, it did not go forward.
  • In 2007, China delayed constitutional plans to implement universal suffrage in elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong until 2017; however, they added more seats for lawmakers elected by direct vote in a way that divided the pro-democracy camp.
  • In 2014, the Chinese government introduced a bill allowing Hong Kong residents to vote for their leader in 2017, but the candidates still needed to be approved by Beijing. Massive protests led legislators to formally reject the bill, and electoral reform stalled. As a result, the current chief executive, Carrie Lam, was hand-picked in 2017 by a 1,200-person committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites.

In other words, it was not a question of if there would be another populist uprising in Hong Kong, but when.

New Extradition Bill Is The Catalyst

Earlier this year, Chief Executive Lam pushed amendments to extradition laws that would allow people to be sent to mainland China to face charges. In some ways, this had a similar agenda to the bill introduced in 2003 that would have directly forbidden acts of treason and subversion against the Chinese government.

This latest bill is a bit more subtle, but the end result would be the same: those Chinese dissidents who are working for greater autonomy from mainland China and full democracy in Hong Kong are de facto enemies of the state, since they are working to erode China’s power over the economic and political affairs of Hong Kong. And China wants to be able prosecute such activities.

Even before this bill, Beijing’s influence over Hong Kong had been on the rise. Activists have been jailed and pro-democracy lawmakers disqualified from running or holding office, while independent booksellers started disappearing from the city, before reappearing in mainland China facing charges. And so when the extradition bill came out, the population of Hong Kong clearly saw it as an attempt to undermine and subvert The “Basic Law” and give Beijing full authority to try pro-democracy activists under the judicial system of the mainland.

Protests Erupted

Protests started small, relatively speaking, but as we have seen with the Yellow Vest protests, attempts to crack down with a hard hand are not deterring people as much as they used to, and in fact protesters become emboldened by seeing an increase in participation. Here is an early timeline of the protests:

  • March 31: the first protest was attended by 12,000 pro-democracy protesters according to organizers (police put the peak figure at 5,200).
  • April 28: an estimated 130,000 protesters joined the march against the proposed extradition law (police estimated 22,800 joined at its height), the largest since an estimated 510,000 joined the annual July 1 protests in 2014. A day after the protest, Chief Executive Carrie Lam was adamant that the bill would be enacted and said the Legislative Councillors had to pass new extradition laws before their summer break.
  • June 9th: while reports suggested it had been the largest ever, it was certainly the largest protest Hong Kong has seen since the 1997 handover, surpassing the turnout seen at mass rallies in support of the Tiananmen protests of 1989 and July 1st demonstration of 2003. CHRF convenor Jimmy Sham said that 1.03 million people attended the march, while the police put the crowd at 270,000 at its peak.
  • June 16th: even though a day earlier Carrie Lam announced that she would suspend the second reading of the bill without a set a time frame on the seeking of public views, the pro-democracy camp demanded a full withdrawal of the bill, and went ahead with the rally, which the Civil Human Rights Front claimed saw the participation of “almost 2 million plus 1 citizens.” The government issued a statement at 8:30 pm where Carrie Lam apologized to Hong Kong residents and promised to “sincerely and humbly accept all criticism and to improve and serve the public.” Still, she did not meet the protesters’ demands of withdrawing the bill completely or resigning.

As the timeline goes forward beyond the suspension of the second reading of the bill, the protests have grown bigger, with more widespread involvement. It is impossible to list all the events that have taken place, but a good compilation can be found here.

Police have violently clashed directly with protesters, repeatedly firing teargas and rubber bullets. As well, it seems that there have been instances of unsanctioned pro-Beijing thugs on a mission to injure protesters, where police did not intervene. However, as political authorities are slowly learning in recent times, protests that resist strong-arm tactics see their demands grow beyond their initial grievance and demand reparations for state violence that has occurred during the protests themselves. Protesters have vowed to keep their movement going until these core demands are met:

  • the resignation of the city’s leader, Carrie Lam
  • an independent inquiry into police tactics
  • an amnesty for those arrested
  • a permanent withdrawal of the bill
The Geopolitical Context

The protests here are emblematic of a larger struggle between different systems of national governance. Hong Kong is a particularly unique case as it is a region that developed some mature institutions of Western Democracy while still always being tied to a major Eastern civilization.

Beijing has issued increasingly shrill condemnations of the protest but has left it to the city’s semi-autonomous government to deal with the situation. But that does not mean they cannot influence even more serious internal measures. On Thursday, Chen Daoxiang, the head of the Chinese army garrison in Hong Kong, said the military was “determined to protect [the] national sovereignty” of Hong Kong and would help put down the “intolerable” unrest if requested. The army released a promotional video showing tanks and soldiers firing on citizens in an anti-riot drill.

A tweet yesterday from the Editor in Chief of China’s state-owned tabloid, Hu Xijin, warns of an imminent showdown in the wake of protests at the Hong Kong airport that were so disruptive that the Hong Kong airport authority advised all passengers to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible:

Hong Kong Airport canceled all remaining flights Mon afternoon due to illegal assembly. Central government still exercises restraints, and respects HK’s high-degree of autonomy under one country, two systems. But I have an intuition riots won’t be allowed to keep on like this. pic.twitter.com/ouFP3ON1Pj

— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) August 12, 2019

There is an implied threat that the mainland Chinese army may get involved. Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city in mainland China bordering Hong Kong, and military exercises may soon be underway.

Of course, the actions of the Chinese government are being closely watched by the Western world, and there has been no lack of condemnation for the strong-armed tactics of police. The condemnation will only increase if the Chinese government institutes even more severe measures. Countering this, Beijing has ramped up its accusations that foreign countries are “fanning the fire” of unrest in the city. China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi has ordered the US to “immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs in any form”.

Whatever happens, the people in Hong Kong seem quite steadfast in demonstrating that they don’t want to allow meaningful change to be kicked down the road any longer, and certainly don’t want any more limitations to their freedom. We will see how this struggle plays out this time around.

The Takeaway

Before we start taking sides on the issues behind this protest, it is important to note that neither Chinese-style communism nor any current implementation of Western-style democracy present themselves as true vehicles for the full burgeoning of our individual sovereignty and our collective evolution.

Certainly the struggle in Hong Kong provides more and more individual citizens the opportunity to implicate themselves directly in our system of governance, and the ripple effect of this is that more people in the world will awaken to the fact that each and every one of us has an innate choice in the way we consent to be governed as a society.

Once we clear the veils of control-based deception and come to truly grasp our sovereignty and our ability to choose, we will then be in a much better position to give an informed consent to any social or political institutions we decide to create and maintain.

We are having a Full Moon in Aquarius which is exact on August 15th at 12:29 pm, Universal Time. It will appear the fullest on the night of August 14th in the Americas and on the night of 15th everywhere else.

This is the peak of the Lunar cycle which began two weeks prior with a New Moon in Leo. The energies of it build up as the Moon increases its light and are strongest in the days before and after. However, it will still be a part of the backdrop over the following two weeks.

Full Moon’s are a period in which we feel a push-pull between two opposing signs, in this case being the Sun in Leo and Moon in Aquarius. It can reflect either a conflict or integration of both signs. We can feel this opposition happening individually within us and/or we can also experience it play out around us with some people (or circumstances) expressing the Leo side and others expressing the Aquarius side.

Leo is associated with self-expression, creativity, love, affection, children, courage, vitality, passion, leadership, generosity, and playfulness. Ruled by the Sun, it is also about shining in our power and being in alignment with what really lights us up and gets us excited.

The negative expressions of Leo can be egotistical, self-absorbed, authoritarian, dramatic, stubborn, jealous, and hot-tempered.  As it is associated with seeking praise and attention, it can be demanding of respect and be too loud and boisterous without considering or caring about how others respond to that.

The best way to approach Leo energy in a positive way is to be in our authentic and heart centred version of ourselves; whether it be in our creations, how we perform, or how we express other Leo traits previously mentioned. When we do this, we are more likely to receive a supportive response from those on the receiving end.

Aquarius is associated with friends, social networks, the group, the team, humanity, and being in the best interest of the collective. Associated with Uranus, it can be unconventional, idealistic, innovative, original, inventive, technological, reforming, and even revolutionary. It tries to figure out how to do things in a better way and takes the future into consideration. Although it is idealistic, it still applies itself intellectually and rationally yet can also be theoretical at times.

Negatively, Aquarius can be overly detached, aloof, unemotional, and very invested in the mind at the expense of the heart. Traditionally ruled by Saturn, it can also be unyielding when it comes to the ideas and perspectives that it has already decided on.

Aquarius is also associated with science which negatively is reflected by Saturn as it is limited to the material world, yet reflected positively by the innovativeness of Uranus. Furthermore, other Uranian expressions of Aquarius can be of a higher level of consciousness which can go beyond the limitations of only observing the physical aspects of reality, and integrating the spiritual as well.

Both Leo and Aquarius have some similarities. They are ‘Fixed’ signs and therefore can both be determined yet stubborn. They are also both associated with originality and authenticity. In Aquarius, this comes from its unconventional and innovative Uranian attributes while in Leo it comes from being inspired by its heart centred self-expression.

Full Moon Opposing Venus Superior Conjunction In a Quincunx With Pluto

At the time of this Full Moon, Venus is closely aligned with the Sun in Leo from our Earth-based perspective which is known as its ‘Superior Conjunction’ lasting from August 10th-17th. This is when the Earth and Venus are on opposite sides of the Sun.

This is a period in which we may experience important developments connected to Venus ruled areas (love, relationships, friendships, values, finances, worth, creativity, aesthetics). This is sort of like the beginning of a new Venus cycle in which it will be travelling ahead of the Sun until Spring 2020.

However, another way to look at it is that this period can bring more clarity and forward momentum around things connected to what was going on in the Fall of 2018 and building up since then. Venus last joined the Sun from our vantage point in late October when it was retrograde in its ‘Inferior Conjunction’. This was when the Earth and Venus were on the same side of the Sun. .

At that time something may have been seeded or we could have been doing something that may have had a direct or indirect connection to how things are playing out at this point. It can be associated with Venus ruled areas but it could also have something to do with other aspects of your life, triggered by its previous retrograde last Fall.

Due to the Full Moon being in an opposition with this conjunction, it’s also possible that the push-pull energy of the Leo-Aquarius polarity (mentioned above) can have something to do with Venus themes of values, love, relationships, friendships, finances, worth, self-worth, creativity, or aesthetics.

The Sun/Venus conjunction is in a quincunx aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. This can bring in frustrations and/or needed adjustments connected to fears, power, control issues, obsessions, hidden matters, shadow qualities, repressed feelings, sex, desires, structures, and ambitions to any developments connected to the Superior Conjunction of Venus. For many people, this may also be associated with the themes of last Lunar Eclipse.

Mercury Trine Chiron and Square Uranus

Less than seven hours before this Full Moon, Mercury (which has returned to Leo) ended its post shadow period of its previous retrograde that occurred throughout July. In the last few weeks things may have started to flow more smoothly and we could have experienced some resolutions and clarity around any challenges or issues that came up in the month prior. We may feel things moving forward and could also experience further developments related to this in early September.

During this Full Moon and in the day following, Mercury is in a trine with Chiron and square with Uranus, which has recently begun its retrograde. Our thoughts, communications, or other developments can be healing, holistic, spiritually oriented, unconventional, unique, awakening, and insightful. We can be more inventive, tap into new and original ideas, or bridge different things that don’t normally come together.

This energy can also be a bit unstable, impulsive, or we can be mentally scattered depending on how we apply ourselves. We can experience disruptions, surprises, changes in our plans and routines, or a disconnect in communications. Considering that Uranus is nearly stopped in the sky as it begins its retrograde, its energies are amplified right now. This can also reflect more extreme manifestations of its energy such as rebellion, separation, or even accidents in rare cases.

Mercury Trine Jupiter, Venus Conjunct Mars While Moving Towards Trine With Uranus

From August 20th-21st, Mercury will be in a trine with Jupiter in Sagittarius which has recently ended its retrograde and  is now moving forward. This can be good for learning, expansive communications or thoughts, travel plans, positive thinking, and optimism. We may want to seek the big picture, beliefs, perspectives, and meaning. For some people this can be lucky and there is a higher probability that things going on at this time can go very well.

Venus joins Mars from August 23rd-25th. This can be great for romantic, social, or creative activities. It can stimulate passion and sexuality. We may seek pleasure at this time yet we can also be impulsive about it. It can be good for anything that involves female and male energy coming together. Considering that this conjunction is occurring in Virgo, it can also be good for any type of actions or work that involve beautifying anything or even cleaning and organizing.

Both of these planets are also moving towards a trine with Uranus which is strongest over the following week. Venus makes its contact with it from August 25th to 26th which can bring an exciting, surprising, or stimulating energy around our relations and finances.

It can also be be good to participate in something fun that is different or new to us. For some people it can reflect creative undertakings especially if it involves technology. Making aesthetic changes in some way can also be ideal as well.

Mars’ trine with Uranus is strongest from August 27th-29th. This is good for any sort of actions that are unusual, experimental, liberating, progressive, technological, or independent. We may want to do something that involves making positive change.

Things To Consider At This Time

What has come up for you in the last week around values, relationships, love, friendships, finances, pleasures, creativity, worth, or aesthetics? How should you proceed forward based on these developments or realizations?

How can you balance your personal passions with the needs of the collective? How can you resolve any conflicts between leadership and a team or group? Are you experiencing any challenges or conflict between your heart and intellect? What is your gut telling you? What signs are you getting from the Universe?

What can you do to be more innovative, original, or progressive? What areas of your life are calling for growth, expansion, exploration, meaning, or better understanding? Is there anything that you feel you should be doing to help you feel more free?

Do you have fears, repressed/deep feelings, shadow qualities, or obsessions that are creating obstacles or complications? If so, how should you handle it? Do you need to release or unravel anything to help you feel better, heal, or bring more joy into your life?

These are just some examples of themes that could come up during this period; however, there may be other variations of this energy playing out as well.  If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what has come up at this Full Moon, it is best to do so anytime after the peak of the Full Moon when it begins to wane until the next New Moon in two weeks. The exact moment of this Full Moon is on August 15th at 12:29pm Universal Time. You can click here to so what that is in your time zone.

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Lush garden views and natural landscapes aren’t usually the first thing you envision when you think of hospitals, but Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore is changing all of that.

When it comes to reenvisioning healthcare and the mental state of those who are admitted, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital is really advancing how we care for those who have fallen ill. Whether it is due to lack of prior proper care, one’s diet & lifestyle, or a stagnancy to one’s energy creating blockages — and in turn illness — it is important that we look at this field and industry (medical/healthcare) as one of the most crucial for shifting humanity.

The Green Treatment

As MindBodyGreen reports, “In 2005, CPG Corporate, a Singapore-based design firm, was tasked with creating a hospital that actually lowered visitors’ blood pressure. ‘How do we challenge the idea of a hospital to deinstitutionalize it and make it look, smell, and feel, unlike a hospital?’ Jerry Ong Chin-Po, an architect who worked on the project, told mbg of the initial challenge. ‘We felt the best way to do it was to integrate nature into the space.'”

The hospital, which opened its doors in 2010 and now serves 800,000 residents in northern Singapore, has masked the smell of medicine and chemicals with over 700 species of fragrant native plants. In the lobby, sounds of machines are drowned out by bird species in the central courtyard. And instead of walking through sterile white hallways, patients, caretakers, and the occasional butterfly navigate the space on outdoor bridges wrapped in greenery.

In Singapore, medical buildings have multiple tiers of patient rooms (it’s part of how the country maintains its famously cheap health care). Some are private and have air conditioning; others have up to five beds and rely on natural ventilation. In order to ensure that all patients feel comfortable—regardless of how much they’re paying to be there—Chin-Po’s team again leaned on nature. They installed new windows that could be opened wider to allow for more airflow and made sure that every patient could see greenery from their bed, even if it was just a planter box on the other side of their window.

At mealtimes, patients are given organic food grown in a massive rooftop garden, and everyone fills their plates with fruits and veggies on the weekly, hospital-wide Meatless Mondays. ‘We always bring this idea of creating a total healing environment,’ Chin-Po says. ‘Not just for the patients but for the caregivers and staff as well. It’s all part of the whole system.’

This is the healing power of nature and community. 

Image by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

And so the next question is, with all of the greenery, community and natural light, are patients healing more rapidly at this futuristic hospital? Well, it is reported that while there is still not sufficient evidence to back this claim, Chin-Po says that anecdotally, patients seem to appreciate the hospital’s unique design and are actually willing to pay more to go there than other hospitals in the area.

And, though it’s not extensive, there is a body of research showing that greenery and natural light do aid in recovery. One 2008 study found that patients who had plants in their rooms had lower blood pressure and reported less pain, anxiety, and fatigue than patients who didn’t. Another one back from 1984 concluded that hospital rooms that had windows overlooking nature helped patients recover from surgery quicker than ones that faced brick walls. Outside of a clinical setting, spending time around nature has been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stress.

The Takeaway

As more of those around us seem to fall ill, it is important to look at alternative ways of healing. Whether it is holistic, alternative, or simply nature itself, it is steps like this hospital is taking that are really going to create the shift we need as a collective. We are lovers of the outdoors by nature, and though our current society and system seem to have us forgetting to step outside and ground, it is key to our longevity on this planet.

From the Sun itself being our best source of vitamin D to the very oxygen we breathe being gifted to us through trees, we owe a lot to nature.

Remember, sick or not, it is in our best interest to take time out in nature to nurture both our Soul & our bodies. This hospital is just the beginning of a great remembrance back to real self care.

We’ve written of the healing powers of animals for years here at Collective Evolution and many of us have accepted the fact that the therapeutic nature of our pets is truly something to be noted. Cats and dogs have been reported to help with depression and anxiety, and of course serve as some of the best companions, elevating our moods and decreasing our blood pressure.  It is not far-fetched to think that their ability to heal and transform lives can go well beyond our standard day to day pet — but to that of those imprisoned and foreseeably ‘alone’ in this world.

The Animal Protection League partnered with the state of Indiana for an incredible project at the Pendleton Correctional Facility called F.O.R.W.A.R.D. in 2015, which has since helped so many. Shelter cats are brought in to the correctional facility so that inmates can be given companionship, and the cats are now in the care of both the inmates and the program facilitators to be sure they are given the proper attention and temporary home.

Due to the nature of the shelters, there are pets that go unseen or ‘unwanted’ and fall under the care of the facility so that they may remain social within the confines of a controlled environment to help with any stress or anxiety that comes from consistent transferring and moving around until they find their forever homes. The prisoners feed, groom and clean after them, allowing the cats to start trusting again. Of course, this project has shown to be a great initiative for both parties!

 

 

The cats aren’t the only ones that benefit — the inmates are provided with an opportunity to learn compassion by caring for something that needs love and responsibility – the commitment we all need to understand.

“I’ve had offenders tell me when they got an animal, it was the first time they can remember they were allowing themselves to care about something, to love something,” said the director of Animal Protection League, Maleah Stringer.

“It teaches them responsibility, how to interact in a group using non-violent methods to solve problems and gives them the unconditional love of a pet – something many of these inmates have never known,the APL writes on their website.

These animal programs are spreading across US prisons, with Monroe Correctional Complex-Special Offender Unit being no exception, teaming up with the organization called Purrfect Pals.

“The MCKC Program has reduced offender idleness, taught offenders about responsibility and increased their self-esteem. Since the program’s inception, offenders have been motivated to enroll in school, obtain jobs, obey unit rules and improve their hygiene so that they may become MCKC participants. The presence of animals on E Unit has added a new calmness to E Unit’s therapeutic milieu and strengthened its community spirit,” Purrfect Pals writes on their website.

The Takeaway

Though many were outraged that individuals on death row or pedophiles could participate and overlook the care of such innocent animals, I find it crucial given where we stand as a society today. Connection with another being is the upmost important thing one can practice when disconnected from their true selves. How can we go about aiding those who have done ‘wrong’ if we cannot open our hearts to their own and allow them to work with other living beings to express love?

The truth of the matter is, no matter what crime has been committed, it is up to us to help our fellow brothers and sisters grow, learn, change, and better themselves so that they may be better for when they are released into our world again. It’s stories like these under the care of both facility and program that will help shape a better tomorrow.

More info: Facebook | purrfectpals.org

We must be in the proverbial ‘End Times’, though it is an illusory perception of the world that is being destroyed, not the world itself.

Events are happening that are shattering our collective worldview at an accelerating rate. We are having more and more trouble making sense of things the old way. The paradigm of reality that mainstream media is asking us to swallow is becoming more and more untenable.

With regards to reports that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his ‘Lower Manhattan jail cell,’ as the mainstream press keeps emphasizing for some reason, things have reached the height of incredulity. I even had a comment from a friend who is cautious about straying far from mainstream perception saying to me, “This Epstein thing–I’m thinking about it the way you usually think about these things.”

What The Mainstream Is Trying To Convince Us Of

In a nutshell, here is what the mainstream media is trying to convince us of: Jeffrey Epstein hung himself in the early morning of Saturday, August 17th. There are no details at all as to how he was able to accomplish this. A few weeks earlier he had been found unconscious in his jail cell with marks on his neck. It somehow has not been officially determined or relayed to the public whether this was the result of a suicide attempt or an assault. Nonetheless, he was put on suicide watch following the incident. But apparently he was taken off suicide watch the night before, and was not checked on by guards for a number of hours before his suicide. This contravenes a 30-minute mandate for checking on ALL inmates at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, let alone the highest-profiled and most important testimony witness in the history of the world and a man who had just been on suicide watch.

Given the way in which this story is being put together and the way in which information is coming out, it seems almost inconceivable that anyone paying any attention to this story is not able to conclude that our perception of events is being tightly controlled and manipulated by forces who wield tremendous power behind the scenes. Undoubtedly, there is video evidence of whatever happened that is intentionally being kept from the public; or the video cameras were intentionally shut off, one of the two. Undoubtedly, those who were in charge of Jeffrey Epstein knew full well how to prevent an inmate from committing suicide, and would have taken this responsibility very seriously under normal circumstances. Hence there is something more going on here. Here is a tweet from James D, who has been there before, that sums it up nicely:

As someone who was also locked up in a metro jail awaiting jail at one sad point in my life, I can say with complete confidence:

There is no chance, 0, that someone in pre-trial custody commits suicide. 0.

— James D (@jamesdcos) August 10, 2019

Details corroborating this belief are abounding on social media, including this one provided by a self-proclaimed corrections officer on Reddit:

I’m a corrections officer. This should never have been possible. During the intake process due to the nature of his crimes and being famous he should have already been on special watch. Then after the first attempt he would have been in a special cell. He would be in what we call a “pickle suit” it’s a green suit that you can’t tear or tie to anything. His blankets would be the same material. He would only get hygiene products under supervision. Only thing allowed in his cell would be a book and court papers. Then he would be monitored more closely.

Now being reasonable, while staying with the facts available, one must conclude that there is definitely some kind of CONSPIRACY going on here. Please remember that a ‘conspiracy’ is defined as ‘a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.’ Being reasonable, one must conclude that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself of his own accord, and that at least one or more members of the prison authority, acting in concert with one or more powerful people who directed their actions, were involved in the series of events that led to the current state of affairs, which, as far as the evidence provided so far is concerned, should not necessarily have us convinced that Epstein is even dead–despite the pictorial evidence above.

Things are different here in that public figures are now lining up to question the official narrative as never before. Attorney General William Barr said the following:

I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.

In fact, statements like this have forced mainstream media to refer to this as ‘an apparent suicide’ so as to not completely lose credibility. Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani was even more direct with his suspicions:

What does the word watch mean in the phrase suicide
Watch? Who was watching? What does camera show? It is inconceivable Epstein could have hung himself if there was a suicide Watch? Follow the motives.

— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 10, 2019


While Donald Trump chose to weigh in by retweeting a conspiracy theorist’s notion that Bill Clinton’s hand was in all of this:

Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead

I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!

RT if you’re not Surprised#EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily pic.twitter.com/Y9tGAWaAxX

— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019

The Shadow War

What do Barr, Giuliani and Trump have in common? They all seem to be aligned together in a shadow war going on between two powerful factions. This war is currently playing out in public as a struggle between the Republicans and the Democrats, but it was not always that way, it goes far beyond politics. As far as Jeffrey Epstein is involved, it plays out as a struggle between those who want to expose pedophilia and human trafficking and those who want to keep it hidden, the latter group headlined by Bill and Hillary Clinton.

All manner of conspiracy theories are abounding on the internet, primarily theorizing that the faction of powerful people who want to keep their crimes against children hidden have used their power to infiltrate the prison and commit a murder, and are now trying to slowly release evidence in a way that their ‘suicide’ narrative best makes sense. The other possibility is that the faction which is seeking to expose these crimes has fabricated Epstein’s death altogether and has sequestered him to a safe, hidden location to keep his testimony alive.

Naturally, it’s best to work with the facts as much as possible in this case before making any hard and firm determination. That said, it’s getting almost impossible to deny that these types of important events happening nowadays are best and most logically explained as resulting from ‘the secret plans of a group to do something unlawful or harmful.’ Even if Jeffrey Epstein did kill himself, which I find highly unlikely, he would have only been able to do it with the complicity of higher-ups in the prison. And therefore it would still be, by definition, a conspiracy.

The Takeaway

Mainstream perception has long involved the character of ‘what you see is what you get.’ In earlier days, before the internet, most people trusted what they heard on the daily news broadcasts and believed that everything was playing out as advertised, without giving too much credence to ‘hidden activities.’ Today, we are not only seeing hidden activities come to light in real time, but we are coming to realize that hidden forces have conspired to cause and manipulate major events throughout our history as well. This Jeffrey Epstein saga may be the watershed moment for humanity with the final veils of the illusion on their way down.

Convicted sex offender, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein died from an apparent suicide, in what was his second attempt, while he was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, one of the most secure facilities in the U.S. He died in federal custody, something that’s unheard of while on trial for the sex trafficking of children.

His death sparked comments from many people, emphasizing how ‘fishy’ it was, especially given the fact that he had dirt on a lot of powerful people, all the way from Prince Andrew of the Royal Family, the Clinton’s, and many more. That being said, it’s not the first time the Royal Family, or high level politicians have been implicated in pedophilia, it’s something that’s been happening for a very long time with strong links that go beyond Epstein. Regardless, Epstein was still a threat. You can see some more examples of what I’m referring to in this more detailed article.

Donald Trump called into question Epstein’s death with a re-tweet, Rudy Giuliani was also quite outspoken, asking the question, “What does the word watch mean in the phrase suicide Watch? Who was watching? What does camera show? It is inconceivable Epstein could have hung himself if there was a suicide Watch? Follow the motives?”

Preet Bharara, the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan via his twitter account, brought up the point that “There should be – and almost certainly is – a video of Epstein’s suicide at MCC. One hopes it is complete, conclusive and secured.”

Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska and chair of the Senate judiciary oversight committee who had asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the handling of the Epstein case.

“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse wrote Saturday in a letter addressed to Barr.

Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance, Obviously, heads must roll,” Sasse said. (source)

These are just a few of many examples calling into question Epstein’s death and what really happened, yet mainstream media continues to demonize those who do, claiming that they’re ‘conspiracy theorists.’ Clearly, these people aren’t conspiracy theorists.

William Barr Calls For Investigation

The latest example comes directly from  the U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, who said that the Department of Justice is looking into “serious irregularities” at the facility that are “deeply concerning and demands a thorough investigation.” He said that the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI are currently doing that.

“We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability,” Barr said.

This is great, the only concern I have is that organizations like the DOJ and FBI are and have been extremely corrupt, and perhaps are mostly run by corrupt people who may in fact be involved in the same type of activity that Epstein was involved in, but perhaps things have changed. Is this why this problem seems to continue and persist, because those whom we go to for ‘justice’ are involved in the same thing and connected to it?

Something to think about…

According to CBC News:

The MCC is an imposing 12-storey building in lower Manhattan that routinely houses high-profile defendants being tried in New York. Among the infamous inmates who’ve spent time there were crime boss John Gotti, convicted financier Bernie Madoff, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and most recently, drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The results of an autopsy on Epstein have so far not been made public. Epstein’s apparent suicide comes about two weeks after he was found unconscious in his cell with bruising on his neck from an apparent suicide attempt or possible assault.

The multimillionaire had been placed on suicide watch on July 23, but according to the Wall Street Journal, sometime before the end of the month his lawyers had requested he be taken off it.

Epstein was reportedly in “special observation status,” which required checks at 30-minute intervals and a constant cell-mate. Reports suggest neither of those protocols were followed leading up to Epstein’s death and that he hadn’t been checked for several hours.

Obviously, the other powerful people implicated in this case might have an easier time, as again, Epstein had a lot of dirt on a lot of people. Obviously, Epstein didn’t do what he did alone, and there are other powerful people involved in this type of activity.

If you want a more in-depth look, with evidence, as to what I am talking about, not long ago I published an article about how Jeffrey Epstein’s case raises questions about Royal Family pedophilia and elite ritualistic abuse of children. It’s a well sourced article with multiple examples.

The Takeaway

By now, it’s quite obvious that some powerful people are involved in activities that may even go beyond intercourse with minors. Based on our research here at Collective Evolution, we are talking about ritualistic abuse, murder, child trafficking, torture, cannibalism and more. That type of thing has yet to make it in the mainstream, and perhaps will be some time before it does. But remember, in the alternative, people have been talking this way about Epstein for over 10 years. Only now is the mainstream talking about it. We must not let the mainstream decide what is true and what’s not.

The world is waking up, and this type of activity among our ‘leaders’ and many of those who we have been made to worship and idolize, like the Pope, for example, are being exposed. It’s one of several revelations that are occurring and will continue to occur as humanity continues to transition into a new experience.

After the apparent suicide of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently on trial for the sex trafficking of children, FBI agents stormed his home on a private island that he owned located in the Caribbean.

A number of agents were seen all over what’s called ‘Little St. James’ in golf carts, as two senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation confirmed that the FBI had launched a search of Epstein’s private island home off the coast of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Now, I’ve published multiple articles on this subject, including one fairly recently about how Jeffrey Epstein’s cases raises questions about Royal Family pedophilia & elite ritualistic abuse of children. In that article, I go into great detail and provide multiple links and sources for the reader to see just how deep this type of thing goes. It seems to start atop the Vatican and drip down into the Royal Families, the financial elite and into the world of politics. What’s emerging now in the mainstream, based on our research here at Collective Evolution, isn’t even the tip of the ice-berg.

It goes deep, and what is this raid all about? We must ask ourselves, with all of this activity going on and being uncovered for decades, how is it that it’s still able to go on, and how is it that it’s still able to permeate through the highest levels of government and beyond.

Let’s look at the Vatican for example, with Cardinal George Pell recently being convicted of abusing young children, the highest ranking Vatican official to ever do so. Not long ago, decades of sexual abuse was reported in a choir that was led by the retired pope Benedict’s brother. The high-ranking Vatican Official, Carlo Maria Vigano, who recently blew the whistle on Pope Francis’ involvement in the cover-up of sexual abuse crimes.

If the Pope is involved, how can we expect the problem ever to be solved when the authorities we go to in order to solve the problem are directly involved? 

So, this is why it’s important to ask. Is the FBI a corrupt organization? It’s not out of the box to think so, there are multiple examples from within the government. For example, rampant child porn sharing was recently discovered on Pentagon computers, and hundreds of employees have been implicated. 

Could this raid be an operation to retrieve any evidence of high ranking people to Jeffrey Epstein’s home? What if there is evidence implicating the Clinton’s at the home, for example, or other high ranking members of the US political elite, and more? Could the FBI have been tasked to grab this evidence, and perhaps dispose of it, or is this a legit, moral search that’s being conducted by the FBI?

These are all very important questions to ask.

According to NBC news:

The search was directed by the Epstein task force led by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, the officials said.

An office spokesperson declined to comment.

A law enforcement source said the search of Epstein’s home and private island in the U.S. Virgin islands was suggested years ago, but evidently went nowhere.

The Takeaway

Again, anybody who dives deep into this type of topic will see just how deep it goes, and just how many powerful people are involved, both men and women. It’s a problem that infects multiple governments, the corporations above them, the financial elite above them, as well and the Royal Families and well into the Vatican.  We must ask ourselves why this has yet to be fully exposed, and why it never stops, are the authorities tasked to stop it so corrupt and involved that something else needs to happen?

The encouraging thought is that a subject like this was once deemed a ‘conspiracy theory.’ Collective Evolution has been writing about it in a credible way for ten years, and it’s odd how something needs to make its way into mainstream media before the masses even consider it real. Is that how much of a perception control mainstream media has over us?

I’m willing to bet that meditation is not a new concept to you.

With one of the latest rough estimates gauging that anywhere between 200 to 500 million people meditate with regularity globally, there is a pretty good chance you’ve either tried it at some point or at least have been encouraged to — especially if you decided to read this article.

And while there are plenty of people who swear by its power, myself included at times, I’m convinced that there are plenty more of us who just don’t get what all the hype is about. While I don’t personally believe that we all need to become meditation aficionados, I wanted to create a resource for those of you who have interest in jumping on the bandwagon but always seem to hit a roadblock.

I’ve nailed down 4 of the most common reasons why so many of us struggle to meditate and how we can change that. Watch it or read it, the choice is yours!

1. Preconceived Belief That Meditation Is Boring

Compared to the sights and sounds of ordinary conscious life, meditation certainly can be substantially less sensorially stimulating — especially at first. But that’s part of the point! One of meditation’s greatest potential powers is its ability to bring us into the present moment without any glaring distractions, a reality that many of us haven’t experienced in years.

So if you’re part of the crowd that keeps putting meditation off because you think it’ll be too boring, I challenge you to ask yourself: is boredom really the issue? Or am I instead either so addicted to stimulation or even worse afraid to be alone with my thoughts?

Solution: Involve others! Either set up a challenge with your friends to add an element of competition and accountability to it, or meditate with a group in a public space. It’s amazing how much less intimidating being alone with your thoughts can be if you’re not the only one intending to do it.

2. Crazy Expectations

If I were to ask you to create a mental image representative of the word meditation, what would come to mind? I’m willing to bet that at least one (if not several) of the following elements would come up: the sunrise, a sunset, a monk, mountains, or someone sitting cross-legged with great posture.

While these visuals certainly are accurate depictions of meditation, they don’t account for the vast majority of the 200 to 500 million of us that are practicing it regularly. Meditation can be done at any time of day, in a countless number of settings, on a comfy chair, and sitting or laying quite normally. So rather than setting these unrealistic expectations of what meditation is supposed to be like, why not just try making it your own?

Solution: Remind yourself that we are all human. Even those who claim to have attained the most profound insight while meditating have had just as many random thoughts pop into their head, so you’re not broken and just as capable.

3. Shear Impatience

We live in a world where a substantial number of us are not only used to but fully expect things instantaneously. We’re run by instant gratification, and when something fails to provide that, we’re quick to lose interest and ultimately our patience.

If you want to meditate regularly but patience is an issue for you, I’ve got some bad news: meditation will never satisfy your need for instant results. But meditation is also one of the best tools for developing a state of mind that won’t be so hungry for them!

Solution: Start by “forcing” yourself to practice patience through a reward and/or punishment system. Establish something that you are going to reward yourself with for meditating 7, 14, or 21 days in a row. Or even better, set up a punishment (ex. donating $100 to a cause you don’t believe in) for not sticking to your goal.

4. Overreacting To Thoughts

One second you’re focusing on your breath, and before you know it several minutes have gone by and your mind has drifted through a random string of thoughts you never thought imaginable. As I mentioned above, this is far more normal than you may think!

The part we need to focus on is how we choose to react to noticing that our mind has drifted off rather than the fact that it has.

There is a substantial difference between allowing yourself to get pissed off while believing that the entire meditation is ruined, and just noting that you’ve drifted, and bringing yourself back to your initial intention.

Solution: I’ve highlighted the word noting above because I believe it’s one of the best solutions for this issue. When you realize that your mind has drifted, choose to make a calm mental note that it has happened and then bring yourself back either by re-focusing your attention on your breath or by doing a numeric countdown (anything with a meditative purpose that your mind can easily focus on).

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By now the concept of ‘perception-building’ should be familiar to those who have read some of my commentaries on the mainstream media. But for those who haven’t, I am referring to a process by which information is presented to us that attempts to make us see the world a particular way. Rather than encouraging us to make up our own minds based on raw factual evidence, the powers that be are selective in what information is presented to us, and they use social engineering methods, technology, and persuasion techniques–both overt and subliminal–to maintain a collective perception that favors their agenda.

For truth-seekers, one of the essential tools in the toolbox is to notice when perception-building is going on, and figuring out what the motive is, which almost always comes back to control and power.

Government is certainly in the business of perception-building. ‘Govern’ (control) ‘ment’ (mind) says it all right there. Private corporations do it all the time. Religions? You bet. ‘Religiare’ means ‘to bind’. Religions bind us to a narrow, ‘exclusive’ conception of life on Earth and beyond. The only actual difference between a religion and a cult is that a religion has more followers.

But I would say the king of perception-building today is mainstream media. Their full-time job is to take real-world events and shape them to suit the agenda of their controllers. And in a battle with the growing number of individuals who are using social media to speak and hear the truth, the tactics of mainstream media are getting more desperate and more transparent. Let’s examine a recent article by Yahoo News entitled ‘Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat‘ as a pertinent example.

Yahoo News Gets Exclusive

So here’s the first red flag. It’s the way Yahoo News brushes past how they and they alone were able to obtain this sensitive document, and have made it available to the public. The article starts like this:

The FBI for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News.

What does this mean, ‘a previously unpublicized document obtained by Yahoo News’? Does this mean that this document has been ‘out there’ somewhere in cyberspace, buried, unannounced, and that suddenly this journalist came across it and reported on it? That it was not some sources within the FBI that wanted this out in the public, nor was it a journalist in pursuit of hidden information via a FOIA request or other form of investigation?

Your ‘Spockian eyebrow’ should be raising just about now.

Of course, if it was made clear who was the instigator of the release of this information, then we would be able to focus on that source and whatever possible agenda they might have for getting this information into the public domain. They don’t want that.

It seems logical to me to conclude that there were some people at the FBI or some other authorized recipient of this bulletin who conspired with this mainstream media source to get this information out to the public. (I’m not at all trying to be ironic here). The document itself seems to clearly indicate that it was not meant to be made available to the public, even if it was marked ‘unclassified’ (U):

(U) LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE: The information marked (U//LES) in this document is the property of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may be distributed within the federal government (and its contractors), US Intelligence, Law Enforcement, public safety or protection officials, and individuals with a need to know. Distribution beyond these entities with FBI authorization is prohibited. Precautions should be taken to ensure this information is stored and/or destroyed in a manner that precludes unauthorized access. Recipients are prohibited from subsequently posting the information marked LES on a website on an unclassified network without first obtaining FBI approval.

So no explanation for how this ‘Law Enforcement Sensitive’ document has been made available on the Yahoo news site, or why there is not even an outcry that someone has leaked this document without approval. Again, logic dictates that it is part of a conspiracy to build public perception.

Perception-Building

If this is the case, then what perception are they trying to build and strengthen in people’s minds? One needs look no further than the typical headlines that popped up across mainstream media right after the Yahoo news article came out. All the usual suspects have chimed in and tried to reinforce a key message.

FBI says QAnon conspiracy theories a domestic terrorism threat,’ says the Washington Times. ‘FBI Says QAnon, Internet Conspiracy Theorists Are National Security Threats,’ says Vice. And note, the articles are clear that this document from the field office in Phoenix is ‘the first time the FBI has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat.’ Somehow, this is supposed to make us feel that only the conspiracy theories that are currently of concern are dangerous, unlike the beliefs that the JFK assassination and 9/11 were inside jobs.

In Appendix B, under ‘Fringe Political’ Conspiracy Theories, the report only lists these two:

(U) Pizzagate: High-ranking Democratic officials are or were involved in a child sex trafficking ring centered at the Comet Ping-Pong pizza restaurant in Washington DC.

(U) QAnon: An anonymous government official known as “Q” posts classified information online to reveal a covert effort, led by President Trump, to dismantle a conspiracy involving deep state actors and global elites allegedly engaged in an international child sex trafficking ring.

It appears that these particular conspiracy theories are making the powers-that-be nervous. Believing in and voicing conspiracy theories is protected by our first amendment rights. Any additional effort to denigrate these conspiracy theories by labeling them a threat to national security sounds like a serious attempt to use fear to prevent people from looking into these theories.

The strategy here, it seems, would be to get the general public to start believing that the promotion of certain ideas on social media can lead to the proliferation of violence. And it is that connection between these conspiracy theories and violence that mainstream media is tasked with seeding into the public perception.

Those who are already followers of Q or are willing to give some credence to the Pizzagate evidence are not the target here. They are already too far gone. Those that have awakened to the vast, hidden operations of the global elite will not be lulled back to sleep.

However, it seems that a significant number of people are still fundamentally locked into the mainstream perception, and these are the sheep that the global elite desperately want to keep within the flock.

Connecting Conspiracy Theories With Violence

When it first broke, the Pizzagate conspiracy theory seemed to be ever widening until there was an incident that helped distract people away from the John Podesta and Hillary Clinton emails, and discourage a deeper investigation into code words and symbols that have been identified by the FBI as representing child sexual abuse. Whether this incident was staged or not (my suspicion is that it was), it became an important part of the mainstream narrative to discredit any talk of covert child sexual abuse on the part of Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and others. Please note that this violent ‘incident’ now accompanies each and every mainstream account of Pizzagate, as exemplified here in the Yahoo article:

While not all conspiracy theories are deadly, those identified in the FBI’s 15-page report led to either attempted or successfully carried-out violent attacks. For example, the Pizzagate conspiracy led a 28-year-old man to invade a Washington, D.C., restaurant to rescue the children he believed were being kept there, and fire an assault-style weapon inside.

The damage-control that went into shutting down Pizzagate was epic, and even involved getting Infowars’ Alex Jones to back down from his initial belief in the phenomenon. Certainly this shooting at the restaurant, courtesy of yet another ‘damaged, deranged individual’ (always the case), gave the mainstream perception-builders some ‘ammunition’ to tell people to stop pursuing this ‘crazy’ theory. The fact that this theory actually makes a lot of sense amid the body of evidence of child sexual abuse in the world that has already been uncovered and admitted to is really why they were so desperate to put a lid on this.

Speaking of ‘damaged, deranged individuals’, it was doubly important that the FBI report had at least one example wherein the QAnon phenomenon could be blamed for potentially dangerous actions that could expand if left unchecked:

(U//FOUO) On 15 June 2018, a Nevada man used an armored truck to block traffic on the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, held up signs conveying a political demand, then fled into Arizona where he was arrested by Arizona Department of Public Safety, who found body armor, rifles, ammunition, and a flash-bang device inside his vehicle, according to law enforcement information. According to a technical source with direct access, the man referenced the QAnon conspiracy theory directly and discussed related conspiratorial beliefs after his arrest. According to an online news source deemed reliable, he sent letters from jail containing a distinctive QAnon slogan to President Trump and other officials claiming he wanted to expose government corruption and lies.

By comparison with the amount of violence that has been wrought upon the world by some of the global elite’s social engineering initiatives, these ‘examples’ that purportedly demonstrate that so-called ‘fringe’ conspiracy theories are ‘domestic terror threats’ is laughable. And yet it forms the basis of their next prong of perception building, which the global elite is doing with a sense of urgency, since these conspiracy theories truly are a threat–to them.

The Takeaway

Actions that are being taken today by the global elite to control our perception are more obvious and transparent than ever before. Far from being a deterrent, these actions are helping us sense that things are not the way they seem, and hopefully can serve to motivate us to awaken to the truth.

It’s no secret that mainstream media has been all over Donald Trump, claiming that he is propagating conspiracy theories on a number of subjects, and sure, this is true about his recent Tweets, but there is evidence to justify such tweets. For years, we have been told that Trump is a racist, sexist, cheat, xenophobe, and more. While Trump does shoot his mouth off and say some questionable things, the attack is very similar to the concerted media attack against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff which culminated earlier in 2016 in her impeachment and removal from power.

In the case of Rousseff, we see what has been alternately described as a soft coup or a Wall Street coup, rather along the lines of the “color revolutions” of a few years earlier (which are now largely understood as CIA-NGO orchestrated). 

No, I am no a ‘Trump supporter,” but this isn’t the point. The point is that we must understand why the mainstream media machine, and the very powerful people who sit behind it, demonize and continue to demonize Donald Trump, while painting other figures like Obama, the Clinton’s, Bush, and most presidents before them in a ‘God’ like portrayal, as figures that should be worshiped and idolized the same way celebrities are, or Royal Family figures are for example, as well as religious leaders like the Pope.

Trump was not demonized because of his character, he was demonized because he is and was a disruptor to the American empire, the secret government, the pushers of the ruling elite’s ideology which is neoliberalism and neoconservatism.

This is the exact same reason why we are currently seeing what’s happening with Wikileak’s Julian Assange. Those who threaten the will of the ruling elite will face such consequences, as in today’s day in age, truth is propagated by the mainstream as a ‘conspiracy theory’ and those who share it, no matter how credible the evidence and the sources used, will always be demonized.

This Is Awakening People

This demonization, however, is only contributing to the mass awakening on humanity on multiple fronts.

Again, this does not mean that I am a Trump supporter, but one must step outside of the brainwashing mechanism, one must step outside the “Democratic” or “Republican” view, and observe properly, to see what’s really happening here and with Donald Trump.

Trump is yet again being demonized and called a conspiracy theorist with his latest tweet about convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who apparently committed suicide in his cell while he was on trial for the sex trafficking of children and pedophilia.

He retweeted a post about Epstein from actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams, you can see it below. It obviously expresses how Trump feels.

More on The Clintons…

Trump has called out Bill Clinton before, especially during his 2016 presidential run where he even brought women who have accused Bill of rape into the limelight. During that time, Trump also noted Clinton’s relationship with Epstein as well, and was last outspoken about Epstein about a month ago explaining how they used to be friends, but had a falling out, and that he is “not a fan” of Jeffrey Epstein.

After all, why would Trump send his DOJ after Epstein if he would get himself in trouble?

This recent news about Epstein came shortly after a first failed attempt, where he was found with bruises around his neck. I am wondering, how was he able to hang himself after a first failed attempt? And being on suicide watch with guards and cameras around,  how would they even have let him have access to a rope?

Back to the Clinton’s, this isn’t the first time both Bill and Hillary have been implicated in sex offending. Steve Pieczenik is a former United States Department of State official and a Harvard trained psychiatrist with a doctorate in international relations from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has also been quite outspoken. You can read his full bio here. His roles within US politics were many, being the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vacne and James Baker and also serving the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush as deputy assistant secretary.

According to him,

We know that both of them have been a major part and participant of what’s called The Lolita Express, which is a plane owned by Mr. Jeff Epstein, a wealthy multi-millionaire who flies down to the Bahamas and allows Bill Clinton and Hillary to engage in sex with minors, that is called Pedophilia.” (source)

He’s also called out George Bush Sr, someone he used to work closely with, for grooming little boys for sexual abuse. You can read more about that here.

Futhermore, the ‘NXIVM’ sex cult that also made it’s round in the mainstream media had some very weird connections, one of them was to Hillary Clinton’s foundation.

The Rolling Stone reported:

“There are strange political connections as well. Mark Vicente, a documentary filmmaker and former high-ranking member of the group, testified at the trial of NXIVM head Keith Raniere that Clare Bronfman, the billionaire Seagram’s heiress and alleged benefactor of the organization, approached him and a few other members of the group to help her make a contribution to a Clinton campaign.” (source)

Let’s not forget about the strange connections to child porn and pedophilia that surrounded Hillary in 2016. Take Anthony Weiner, for example, who was married to Huma Aberdeen, a long-time personal aide to Hillary Clinton. Emails that were pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email controversy in 2016 were discovered on Weiner’s laptop.

The search warrant authorized the government to search for evidence relating to the following crimes: transmitting obscene material to a minor, sexual exploitation of children, and activities related to child pornography (FBI Report, page 294)

Around this time, NBC news was also implicating Hillary Clinton:

NBC has obtained documents relating to ongoing investigations into some disturbing allegations involving State Department personnel and at least one ambassador. A State Department memo says, quote, “the Ambassador routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children.

“The allegations are that these investigations were whitewashed, quashed altogether, and that those orders came from high up.”

The memo also says a top State Department official directed State Department investigators to “cease the investigation” into the ambassador’s conduct.” It’s just one of what another document describes as “several examples of undue influence” from top State Department officials.

Nebraska policewoman, Kathryn Bolkovac, who has also served as a UN peacekeeper, and worked under DynCorp, a military contractor, where she learned about elite level sex trafficking involving the UN, the State Department & Military is another one who has been exposing this type of reality for a long time. While she as working in those jobs is where she learned about this type of activity within these departments, including the state department. You can read more about that here.

The point is, the list goes on and on, and the only tool that mainstream media has, whose owners may also be involved in such activity, is to simply deem this type of information as a ‘conspiracy theory’ instead of addressing the facts and trying to counter them. Or they turn it into a political battle instead of viewing the facts. This makes anyone bringing up the CLinton’s appear to be a Trump supporter, but in reality, they are simply looking at the facts.

Ridicule is the mainstream media’s number one tool.

It’s Not Just Trump Calling Epstein’s Death Into Question

Long time author, lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani, is one of many calling into question whether the recent death of billionaire pedophile was actually a suicide. You can read more about that and see some of his latest tweets on the topic here.

“What does the word watch mean in the phrase suicide Watch? Who was watching? What does camera show? It is inconceivable Epstein could have hung himself if there was a suicide Watch? Follow the motives? – Giuliani

Another interesting point to note was recently shared by Preet Bharara, the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan via his twitter account.

There is obvious cause for questioning here. More people asking questions, including Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska and chair of the Senate judiciary oversight committee who had asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the handling of the Epstein, who said:

“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse wrote Saturday in a letter addressed to Barr.

Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance, Obviously, heads must roll,” Sasse said. (source)

The Takeaway

At the end of the day, it’s important to acknowledge that this type of activity goes all the way to the top, and there is a lot of evidence for that. Be it the Vatican, or the financial elite, or the Royal Families, evidence of psychopathic behaviour in the form of child sacrifice (murder), trafficking and ritualistic type of abuse is quite strong. These are our supposed ‘leaders,’ and what’s happening in our world is a result of a psychopathic type of ‘leadership’ and disconnection from self all throughout collective consciousness.

But something is changing, we are becoming aware… Our awareness and change in perception regarding certain matters changes physical material reality and the human experience. We are in the process of change, information, exposure and truth. The veil that’s been blinding the masses is falling down.

On august 10th, long time politician Rudy Giuliani tweeted, “What does the word watch mean in the phrase suicide Watch? Who was watching? What does camera show? It is inconceivable Epstein could have hung himself if there was a suicide Watch? Follow the motives?”

For those of you who don’t know, billionaire sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein,  who was on trial for the trafficking of women and children, set to face what looked like to be some serious consequences, recently passed away in his cell as multiple sources are reporting that he hanged himself. This came shortly after a first failed attempt, where he was found with bruises around his neck.

Giuliani’s tweet is basically hinting to the fact that it’s very hard to believe that Epstein was able, and allowed, to commit suicide after a first attempt. Usually when this happens, not only cameras, but guards are watching as well. Epstein’s apparent suicide also begs the question, after a first failed attempt, and after that being on suicide watch, how in the world would he have access to a rope, time to tie it and time to hang himself, all the while, again, being on suicide watch?

The fact of the matter is Epstein’s case was and is bringing to light a number of other powerful people who may have engaged in sexual intercourse with minors, like Prince Andrew, for example, not to mention both Hillary and Bill Clinton, among a number of others. Anybody who has dived deep into this subject knows that it starts atop the Vatican, and drips down into the Royal Families, into the financial and political worlds and last but not least, into the world of entertainment. And these realms may just be the tip of the ice berg.

We are not only talking about what’s been exposed within the mainstream, we are talking about possible ritualistic abuse, the sacrificing (murder) of children, cannibalism,  torture, and more

I recently wrote an article going into great detail and providing multiple credible sources about how Jeffrey Epstein’s case raises more questions about Royal Family Pedophilia & Elite Ritualistic Abuse of Children.  If you’re interested, give that a read as I am not going to go into again with this article.

Giuliani’s latest tweet, which was tweeted today just a couple days after his first tweet regarding Epstein, reads as follows:

When it comes to the autopsy, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Now, multiple news outlets are reporting that more information is needed and that the autopsy results are being delayed. This is another weird development in this case.

Another interesting point to note was recently shared by Preet Bharara, the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan via his twitter account.

There is obvious cause for concern here, more people asking questions, including Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska and chair of the Senate judiciary oversight committee who had asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the handling of the Epstein case.

“Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” Sasse wrote Saturday in a letter addressed to Barr.

Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance, Obviously, heads must roll,” Sasse said. (source)

The Takeaway

We know that Epstein had a lot of information, and a lot of dirt on a lot of very powerful people. At the same time, many ‘prominent people’ who have probably been in the political game and have been aware of this type of activity within these circles and cliques are publicly calling into question whether or not Epstein’s death was a suicide.

I think it’s important to recognize that at the end of the day, this type of thing is running rampant, and we should focus on combatting that instead of getting so caught up in the real cause of Epstein’s death, suicide or not.

For example, what’s going on with the fact that rampant child porn sharing has been discovered on Pentagon Computers where hundreds of employees have been implicated? 

I also believe it’s important to hear the perspective of the victims point of view, one who has been deeper that the accusers in the Epstein cause, for example.

Take Anneke Lucas,  an author, speaker, advocate for child sex trafficking victims, founder of the non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga, and creator of the Unconditional Model.  We recently conducted an interview with her.  You can access the full interview HERE on CETV, a platform we created to help combat internet censorship and allow us to continue to do our work and get the word out about various issues and topics.

It’s also important to realize that, if a lot of our world leaders are engaged in this type of activity, is it really that much of a surprise? Look at the state of the world, it’s the results of not only our compliance, but the leadership of powerful people who are engaged in psychopathic behaviour. Is our world not a reflection of that, in many cases?

The citizenry is currently waking up, we are becoming more aware every single year and in this day and age it’s best to keep an open mind as new information comes to light that will continue to challenge what we believe.

It’s quite clear that powerful people are trying to protect themselves, but the wall is crumbling, and will continue to crumble.

Related CE Article

Jeffrey Epstein’s case raises questions about Royal Family Pedophilia & Elite Ritualistic Abuse of Children

Do you notice yourself feeling tense shoulders? A cleansed jaw? Perhaps you’re holding your breath in some ways and you don’t even know it? Maybe you feel a clenched tummy from time to time and have tricky digestion. You might notice yourself rushing through life, tasks, wanting to get to the next thing. You may not be paying full attention to your life and everything feels like autopilot.

If this is the case, you’re not alone.

This is a very calm state of being for most people in highly developed countries who are living the ‘average everyday life.’ You wake up, go to your job, work all day, come home and then either veg out or spend time with family and go to sleep. This is the ‘modern life’ that we have accepted as ‘ a good life’ and yet almost every aspect of it presents a challenge to our health and well being. But, at this time, money is required to live our lives, and so we must play within this system in some way or another as we actively change it.

The good news is, you have ultimate freedom within yourself to perceive your reality as you wish to perceive it. When we are unconscious, or allowing our programmed states of being to run our lives, we typically move through life on autopilot, moving from one habit to another.  However, when we begin to gain presence, and pull ourselves out of all these unconscious habits, we begin to gain some freedom back. This builds over time.

Before we get to the exercise, I want to add that for those that pay a lot of attention to the news and media side of our work here at CE, using these practices to gain more presence and self-awareness in your life will play deeply into the CE Protocol which is designed to help us gain more clarity on what’s happening in the world, and be an active part of changing it. Skipping the personal transformation end of our journeys only holds us in our current state of being and understanding.

A Simple Process

One powerful thing you can do to begin seeing the subtleties in life, noticing the magic and incredible beauty around you and within you at all times is going back to the breath. Combine that with a few processes in releasing tension and getting into your heart, and you’ll truly begin waking up to who you truly are on a daily basis. The best part is, this muscle grows with time, the more you practice, the more present you become, and the more your monkey mind goes into the passenger seat instead of the driver seat.

Approx time needed: 5 mins

1. There are two ways to initiate the exercise, either you do it when you notice yourself tense or not present, or you set an alarm that goes off about 6 times per day. If you choose the first method, you want to know that your awareness already catches yourself about 6 times a day so you can make sure you are doing this enough.

2. When the alarm goes off, or when you notice yourself, stop what you are doing and take a couple of deep breaths. In through the nose and out through the mouth. Do this slowly and controlled. Nothing too fast and nothing too out of control.

3. After about 2 to 5 breaths, allow yourself to breathe normally, making sure it is still through the nose. Begin to say within yourself. ‘I am releasing all tension in my head, my neck, my shoulders, my jaw, my stomach, my fists, and my legs.” This is like a mini mantra if you will, but don’t take it too seriously in that it has to be said any particular way. You’re simply noticing and instructing the body to relax.

4. After you have gone through the releasing, and you notice your body is more relaxed and your breathing has brought you back to the moment. Sense yourself in your chair or where you stand. Feel the air around you, notice any breezes on your skin or any scents that you smell. Notice all the various sounds around you, not focusing on anyone or feeling any as a distraction, but noticing them and allowing them to be. This is presence, while in this state. Noticing.

If you happen to have any rampant thoughts or feelings of stress arise during this at any point, simply notice it and say within yourself “OK stress or OK task I have to complete, I see you, I will take care of you momentarily” and allow it to pass.

5. Once in presence, turn your attention to the area of your sternum, the heart centre. You may put your hand or fingers on this area, and simply focus your attention on this space. See your awareness moving into this space as if you yourself are moving from your mind to your heart. However that looks or feels to you is OK. It doesn’t have to be anything mystical. This is a common mistake of overcomplicating simple methods.

6. Finally, allow yourself to be in that space for as long as you like. 1 min, 10 mins, whatever works. Usually I say this exercise is meant to be done as a check-in for about 5 mins.

Repeat this each time your alarm goes off or when you notice yourself tense. Through this, you are gaining more awareness of self more regularly. You are also beginning to realize you have a lot more control over your state of being than once thought. This is a key step to emotional freedom. In this space, your mind does not run you, nor do your emotions.

Bonus: As an extended tip, once you gain a sense of what that short meditation felt like. Even if you notice yourself for a moment 20 or 30 minutes later being tense, just take one deep breath and recall the energy and feeling of your meditation.

The Takeaway

When will things like full disclosure happen, or big changes in our world? When people focus deeply enough on personal transformation that our consciousness becomes ready to hear what’s being hidden and becomes ready for a world that is grounded in a state of peace, love, and freedom as opposed to monkey mind behavior.

 

Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide in his Lower Manhattan cell on the night of August 9th, 2019. He was found lifeless in his cell where he was then given emergency treatment and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Although the mainstream media keeps calling this a suicide, there is absolutely no evidence of suicide, and without any proper investigation, we can’t come close to saying what really happened.

Epstein was 66 years old and was set to stand trial in 2020 for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida.

What We Do Know
  1. Department of Justice, said Epstein died of “an apparent suicide” and said the FBI was investigating the incident.
  2. Most of mainstream is sticking to stating this was a suicide. There is no evidence of suicide and his cause of death is still unknown. He was simply found lifeless in his cell and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  3. So far some theories have come forth of people claiming it’s not his body and he is still alive. As of now, that evidence is weak and thus far we at CE have not been able see any real validity to this.
  4. Claims of camera malfunctions in his cell went viral, so far there is no evidence of this. This is precisely why we said stay within the facts and grounded in the truth before making false claims viral and turning a lot of people off to the truth and story.
  5. Epstein’s death came within 24 hours after long-sealed documents were released by a federal court in a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers.
What’s Next & A Reflection

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” after hearing that Epstein could have died of an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Barr went on to say:

“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,”… In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”

When things don’t make sense it is natural to want to explore theories as to why, and I believe we should do this with Epstein’s case. This case has the potential to awaken a lot of people to how our world truly works due to how high profile this case is.

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Like many things, this is a political ploy and a good one to use if you are Trump’s opposition. The truth is, there is not any strong evidence that links Trump to what Epstein regularly did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On the other hand, the evidence linking the Clinton’s to what Epstein was up to should put them both in the police station answering questions immediately. But it hasn’t, because these people are still able to stay in the shadows, for now.⠀⠀⠀

If you have been following alternative news for many years Epstein’s story is not new nor a surprise. In fact, you probably said to yourself  “someone’s going to kill him” as soon as he was arrested because you understand who this case truly implicates.

That said, did Epstein truly commit suicide or did he get killed? I’m sure more details will become clear over time, but before you run to the internet, Instagram and so forth calling this a murder without any evidence, remember how these circumstances in the public eye act as a great opportunity to awaken people. The more level headed and real we can be about these stories as they develop, the more impact it has on making a difference in waking people up to what really goes on in our world.

Take a few deep breaths, center yourself in calmness and then proceed with sharing, conversing and analyzing these events. The time for emotional instability within the ‘conspiracy’ movement is long past, clarity is important now more than ever.

Wild conspiracy theories, as opposed to good questions and investigation, feed the media machine that turns this into a fiasco and make it easy to create a culture of laughing off anything other than the official story.

You probably hear this now-cliché question all the time: “If money was no object, what would you be doing with your life?” But hearing a question multiple times doesn’t make it any less valid. There is a profound truth underlying these words which it seems many of us have come to belittle or outright ignore, and yet the implications of truly internalizing their meaning are huge.

You may be a young, excited individual coming into the workforce or you may be part of an older generation who has been in the workforce for a while, wondering, “How did I get here?” Or perhaps you are someone who already loves what you do. In any case, I truly think that regularly asking yourself what it is you would love to do with your time if money was no longer an object can be a powerful tool. So why don’t we go ahead and do some self-analysis? But first, let’s listen to what Alan Watts has to say about the topic, as I think it will really get us into the right mindset for this task.

The Exercise

This exercise is a pretty simple one, just like the question it addresses. When answering these questions, it is important to go beyond some of the things we are kinda taught are the things to strive for. For example, letting go of our ideas about ‘success,’ money, material goods, fame, etc. and instead looking at it like Alan says – if money didn’t matter and I could do anything right now… what would it be?

Don’t worry about the whole career or job thing right now, just begin with what you like. Then think about what you feel you can contribute to the world, whether it be to just one person or a whole community (or the entire globe!). Educating others, contribution to a project, and bringing joy to others are all examples of ways you could contribute to the world. 

Then grab a piece of paper and write:
“What do I enjoy doing? What makes me tick or gets me excited?”
“What would my ideal day look like if I could do what I wanted to do?”
“What is my ideal job? What does it look like?”
“What are my favorite hobbies or things to do?”

Once you start answering some of these more basic questions, we dive into things like:

“Why do I like these things I enjoy doing?”
“What about them are interesting to me?”

What this does is gets you thinking about yourself and the things that you enjoy. More importantly, it gets you thinking about why you enjoy them. This is key, because it helps you to isolate the elements of those activities that are important to you. You can then use that knowledge to find or incorporate those things into many different tasks or jobs. Because sometimes you really should ‘sweat the small stuff.’ Sometimes it’s those little details which make a job really great, or really awful. 

In the end it’s all about participating in activities that bring you joy and ignite your passion, even if it’s only for a few hours a week. The key is trying not to get too stressed about the process either. Worrying that you can’t find your passion or your purpose is not going to help you find it. Have fun and be playful with it. The answer may also change a year from now or 5 years from now. It is human nature to change and to grow, and our passions and interests may change as we do.

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