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What is Really Going On – Oil Spill in the Gulf



The Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster- What took place, Why, Who was responsible and the long term Economical and Ecological Implications.

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Many opinions and theories have come out due to the natural oil spill disaster. Our Government has in all actuality stayed quiet muffled about the incident and the Media has kept news of it scrambled and with many holes along the way. Why has this taken place? Well I hope to answer that or at the very least give you the insight of what I have uncovered through research of facts as well as bringing my knowledge and experience to help put together what everyone needs to know.

Some would say this was due to lack of safety inspections and the neglect of the big oil industry. Some would say it was the result of a “Terrorist” attack or the act of war by North Korea. Others might tell you it was an inside job for monetary gain. Some will also say it was done as part of the Global Elite agenda for depopulation. Another theory you might here is that it is simply a matter of firming the grip on societal control. I am here to tell you that in a way these statements are all correct.

To explain everything I am going to cover would take a lot more words than I am going to use and at some point if needed I will explain on record further with all of you each point and concern I am about to explain. So let’s begin with the time line.

First of all here is an article of the timeline of events since day one. Now after you have reviewed the timeline let’s fill in the gaps of the first day and even prior to the disaster happening. 20 hours prior to the explosion the company Halliburton which is owned by famous war criminal Dick Cheney was on the rig to do some maintenance and support cement work on the drilling. I find this interesting due to the similarity with the “security” company and maintenance
that had occurred in the World Trade Center just before the “attack” when for 8 hours surveillance cameras were shut off.

Next we have the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the oil rig 2 hours before the explosion doing a surprise inspection. Now this can happen. The BLM is authorized to do surprise inspections on any facility on Federal land or in US operated waters. However there seems to be a bit of questioning as far as proper identification of the entire inspection team plus to have this occur 2 hours prior just doesn’t sit well with me. What were they really doing there and how come the BLM hasn’t made any official statements? Don’t you think that if they were doing a safety inspection one VERY important thing they might want to check are the mandatory safety blow-back Valves that prevent something like this from occurring? The truth is that that wouldn’t have mattered anyway because an oil rig worker who has remained anonymous has stated that the blow-back valves were the wrong kind for the rigs requirements. Now who knows how long it will be before we find out for sure since all the surviving oil rig workers are on a gag-order by BP, which they were all forced to sign.

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One other interesting fact I need to add is that these offshore oil rigs are set up with an emergency alarm system that notifies all proper response teams like the US Coast Guard. The only way proper emergency notification could not have happened would be either due to faulty equipment that wasn’t properly inspected or the equipment itself was disabled. At this point it could go either way. But here’s the REALLY interesting part most media neglects to say. “A crew member from an oil platform that sank off the Louisiana coast Thursday reported an initial explosion three hours before the rig went up in flames in a second, larger explosion, the Coast Guard said.” Refer to this article- Now what I want to know is how the hell does there become a 3 hour gap between first and second explosion. If I was on the demolition team I suppose I would want time to get away and for the accelerate to take it’s course for optimum damage. Is that farfetched? Not really considering the details in planning this obviously had.

Now most of you are aware of the rest of the timeline that is full of mistakes, overlooking details and just plane diversion of the truth. So let’s breakdown some key points.

I spoke of Haliburton and BLM and there involvement so let’s now talk about the other key players.

Transocean is a global company that builds Oil Rigs and guess what? They built Deep Horizon. See for yourself –
Now this global company has been in the business for a long time yet this is the product they put out? If Toyota has a faulty floor mat and years later they have a recall because of a few auto accidents as a result of that floor mat Toyota is held responsible, yet Transocean is just about in the shadows and even said they are putting a cap on how much money they will spend on clean-up. Hey Transocean how about those “faulty” blow-back valves?

Starting to see this rabbit hole goes deep?

British Petroleum has done some foolish stuff in the past. Let’s have a look- This oil disaster though is by far the worst and so far here has been their ideas and attempts to contain the oil. They made an attempt to cover it with a 4 story containment metal box which failed. Then they had some “top scientists” come up with the idea to plug the hole (if you didn’t know there are actually 5 separate leaks) with golf balls, rubber tires and rope. Excuse me? Did someone forget to remind them that 100,000 barrels of oil that is spewing out everyday? With that kind of pressure behind it that idea of theirs is just plane stupid. These oil companies are also suppose to have onshore emergency backup plans and equipment. Yet BP seemed to almost sit on their thumbs for quite a while before taking pathetic action. Then they went from stupid to insanity. Here’s why I say that.

British Petroleum own a company called NALCO That company makes COREXIT. COREXIT is a highly toxic oil dispersant that even as you read this is being flooded onto the Gulf via ship, plane and even on shore through high pressure hoses. Here’s a little fact about COREXIT- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pre-approved both for such emergencies. The effectiveness of Corexit EC9500A is rated as 55 percent, and the effectiveness of Corexit EC9527A is rated as 63 percent, according to the EPA. That ranks them behind 12 other dispersants (out of 18) that the agency has determined do a better job dispersing oil while protecting marine life.
As for toxicity, the EPA rates both products as either comparable in toxicity or 10 to 20 times more toxic than the 12 others on the list. This week, BP chief executive Tony Hayward told The Guardian newspaper that the amount was “tiny in relation to the total water volume” in the Gulf.
Reliance on dispersants, especially in response to a disaster on par with the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska is understandable, say environmental groups. What they don’t understand is why marine ecosystems are being sacrificed to save coastal habitats, a trade-off that wouldn’t be an issue if there were less toxic solutions.

So in all actuality this dispersant is causing more wide spread harm to the Gulf than the oil itself at the moment. Plus the fact that in 1967 an oil spill happened off the southern California coast. Do you know what was used primarily to clean it up? Hay, straw and Kentucky Bluegrass. Sound familiar to anyone? Yet we won’t see that being payed for because BP is making profit off the dispersant.
So now you know most of the players in this disaster, but there are a couple more. I can only speculate due to the disappointing behavior of Obama that he himself is either aware of the REAL truth behind this or he himself is under gag order. Consider this before you side with Obama that perhaps he has no choice but to stay quiet. He may very well be aware and this is why. He may deny it but I have found enough to convince me that BP gave Obama more campaign money than any other single politician they have given to in 20 years which in that 20 year time BP has given $3.5 million. Plus let’s not forget the $15.9 million they gave just last year to influence the Energy policy.

Could this be why since the disaster occurred 27 waivers of inspection have been authorized by our Government to offshore rigs in the Gulf? So even with all of this our so called government does this!

This little known fact may come to a surprise to you all as well. As many of you know Goldman Sachs has been under hot financial pressure by really the same guys in the same club. So to “fix” their problem they decided to bet against oil rig Deep Horizon. This took place only a few days prior and that bet was from what I was told by a source $134 million. May not sound like a lot but put it this way. It’s like a reverse bid on the stock market. If a product fails you actually make money. Bets like this can make 10 times the amount and more. My guess Goldman Sachs is cashing in.

Now you know a brief description of the the key players and time line. I could get into more of it but it’s a lot to write at this time. I will explain in further detail after my next wave of investigation.

So let’s move on to the next issue with this disaster. With every great disaster comes change and the birth of new policies and even government agencies. This has taken place for a long time but let’s go fairly current. 9/11 was the birth of the Department of Homeland Defense, Transportation Security Administration and the PATRIOT Act. Hurricane Katrina gave FEMA far more involvement in Civil emergency response and was really the final launch pad for certain facilities with many coffins on standby. That brings us to the Deep Horizon oil rig disaster. The Obama Administration suddenly out of nowhere pops out a 2000 page document (which I am trying to get a copy of) that states the creation of 2 new policing agencies, one to police offshore oil rigs and the other to handle matters right alongside the oil companies. So apparently what we had before wasn’t good enough?!

This is all coming down to some very serious issues for us all. Like I said to some of you about this disaster it will effect more lives than Pearl harbor and 9/11 combined AND will also damage plants, marine life, birds, humans, plants, crops and even drinking water. Is that a bit farfetched? Think again my friends. Let me explain the following.

Marine life- the Gulf and the rest of the Worlds oceans have 3 main sources of food that is the very foundation for the Marine Life food chain. I am talking about Phytoplankton, Plankton and Krill.
Phytoplankton are a major food source for anemones, coral and more of the seabed life. Phytoplankton depends on growing and multiplying by Photosynthesis. Between the ever growing oil sheen and the underwater oil plume this Phytoplankton will die on a large scale do to a lack of essential sunlight.
Krill and Plankton are a vital food source as well for everything from Shrimp to Whales and many in-between are effected by the loss of them. In fact for the first time in quite a while grey whales are being seen in parts of the Atlantic ocean thought to be void of them. This poses another problem which is that whales who normally make the Atlantic their home now have to compete which in turn will decrease the amount of food for them.
We have already seen dolphins washing up on shore dieing from toxins, suffocation and a lack of food. In case you didn’t know dolphins and whales each have a purpose being on this planet and if that balance gets tampered with we are in for a world of trouble. I promise you that.
Now let’s look at the oil itself. First of all we have 5 holes the oil is spewing from at a massive rate. This is causing massive under pressure below the seabed. Erosion is happening but we don’t know how fast. Plus with massive amounts of methane crystals forming which isn’t a good thing either we are looking at a potential volcanic type eruption. Once that happens the Gulf will indeed turn black killing everything in it. Currently we are dealing with this new problem of the thick crude oil, plume that has formed beneath the water surface and is making its way to the Gulf northern currents. This means if it gets caught up in it we will see it round Florida and make it’s way up the eastern seaboard.
When crude oil floats on the surface of seawater something takes place. It begins to emulsify. That basically means it becomes like a sea foam except with oil. Here’s the danger with that. We are going to be reaching hurricane season before we know it in the Caribbean and I know how they work so imagine this. I must remind you this is the worst case scenario. Hurricanes pick up water on the surface of the ocean. This emulsified oil will be picked up. This means islands and even coastal towns in the US will get engulfed with this oil. Look outside right now and imagine every tree, car, building, fountain and everything else covered in a light layer of this oil. It is possible. Not to mention the issue of this dispersant they are using which is highly toxic as well. Then this poses the problem of acid rain. COREXIT and crude oil mixed in rain water is what could happen.
Besides the obvious of the massive amounts of jobs being lost, increase in seafood, most likely a bump up in taxes and gas going up here is another issue we need to consider.

Drinking water and coastal food crops. I spent a lot of years on ships and know how water purifications work very well. First we have what is called an Oil Water Separator. This is to separate oil out of bilge water. It works well but not 100%. In fact in US Coast Guard and EPA regulations a certain thousands part per million is allowed in the water when being discharged overboard. Evaporators and ROs (Reverse Osmosis) which are used to make seawater into drinking water have difficulties when dealing with oil. Unless our government REALLY picks up the pace on this disaster and cleanup we are looking at yet another huge problem. Once the oil and dispersants reach the shores, inner bays and even rivers where there are pumping stations to plants that purify water for drinking and watering food crops we are looking at contamination. I know this sounds horrible but it’s the absolute truth my friends. Make no mistake the worst is yet to come. It has already been predicted that if this oil disaster is not contained 100% soon it could have an adverse effect on 1/3 of our worlds oceans and if that happens guess what is next.

I have discussed a lot in this statement and to be honest I could discuss a lot more but quite simply I am mentally exhausted. However this needed to be said to all of you. This by no means was meant to cause panic but simply to put things in a better perspective so you all know what steps we need to take to fight this and go after who is truly at fault. You are all in my thoughts and protection.

Thank you.

Aaron McCollom


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Former CIA Officer & ITNJ Chief Counsel Shares Reality Of Elite Child Trafficking



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Child trafficking goes far beyond the sexual abuse of children. As Robert David Steele explains, it deals with torture, ritual abuse, organ harvesting and much more. It's a big issue that needs more awareness, and the ITNJ is taking action.

  • Reflect On:

    How did we get to the point where our 'leaders' in the most powerful positions are involved in such things? Is it appropriate to continue having them occupy high-ranking positions? Should we be supporting them? Processing our emotions is key.

Robert David Steele is a former Marine, CIA case officer and the co-founder of the US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. His mission has been to spread the use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and he’s written a number of handbooks on OSINT for NATO, the DIA and US Special Operations Forces.

He has been working in these fields for decades, and definitely knows a thing or two about what’s going on at the deepest levels of government and the military industrial complex. These are the people we have to start listening to for truth. He won’t get an interview on CNN, that’s for sure.

Lately, he’s been one of several credible people from ‘within’ creating awareness and speaking out about issues that mainstream media continues to ignore, who sometimes goes as far to label as a ‘conspiracy theory,’ no matter how much evidence sits behind the claims. One of these issues is child trafficking and abuse, a topic that’s gained a lot of attention since the 2016 American election as high ranking members of the global elite have been implicated in such activity, and have been implicated in such activity for a very long time.

Only now are we seeing it creep up into the mainstream narrative, despite the fact that they continually try and shut it down. Why? Because the owners and shareholders of these networks have been implicated in the activity discussed in this article.

Beyond Simple Abuse

In the video below, Robert gives a very brief outline of the issue, and how child trafficking goes far beyond the abuse of children. It goes into organ harvesting, children being bred for ritual abuse, born without a birth certificate, tortured, enslaved, mind-controlled and a much more.

Again, this information is hitting the mainstream like it never has before, one example would be the fact that an NBC news report implicated Hillary Clinton in covering up a massive pedophile ring in the heart of the State Department, another would be multiple ex-high ranking political officials claiming that both the Clinton’s engage in sex with minors, pointing towards their close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein (who also has Royal Family connections).

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Epstein is now a registered sex offender. When it comes to the Vatican, there are always disturbing acts going on. Right now, the Pope’s right-hand man, George Pell, is in court for sexual assault, and a massive pedophile ring has been exposed where hundreds of boys were tortured and sexually abused, Pope Benedict’s brother was at the forefront of that controversy.

As far as the military industrial complex goes, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney grilled Donald Rumsfeld on DynCorp about a private military contractor with ties to the trafficking of women and children. Years later, a top U.S. General who was the liaison between DynCorp and the U.S. Military was implicated in the sexual assault of teenaged girls. The list goes on and on, and it’s a long one. Oh yeah, let’s not forget about PizzaGate…

Individuals from within governments like former U.S. State Department official, Steve Pieczeni, have also been very outspoken on the subject of elite pedophile rings, and who is involved.

As Steele mentions below, ‘powerful’ organizations, like intelligence agencies for example, are not all ‘bad.’ He claims that they are filled with 90 percent good people, with good hearts and good intentions, and that the 10 percent that controls these areas are wrapped up in in-humane activity, like child trafficking.

Give the video below a listen to learn more, and you can check out more testimony from the International Tribunal on Natural Justice from others like Robert, police officers, MK Ultra survivors and many more who have knowledge of such activity.

Why Are We Learning About This?

This information can seem ‘dark’ and ‘grim,’ but how are we helping the situation if we completely ignore it and pretend it isn’t happening? It’s one thing to present this information with great judgment and anger, pushing us into a state of being and emotion that keeps us locked into lower frequencies, but it’s another thing all together to present it as  neutral facts that we can become aware of so we can begin to make way for more survivors, whistleblowers and witnesses come forward to share their testimony.

When this happens, action starts to take place, like what we are seeing at the ITNJ. So, if you want to know what to do with this information, share it, and help be the voice for those who still don’t have one. Process any emotions that come from learning this information. This is how we will move through the states of consciousness that project a world that keeps this type of stuff occurring. Evolving beyond the need for it, is often about switching our perspective about it and processing the emotions.

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Aerospace Insider on Aliens: ‘We Don’t Have To Go Anywhere To Find Them, They’re Already Here’



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Robert Bigelow, founder of the Bigelow Aerospace Corporation lets the world know that he has knowledge that we are not alone, and that we are currently being visited by intelligent extraterrestrials.

  • Reflect On:

    Bigelow is just one person, but he is joined by hundreds of others with impressive credentials. These people have been telling the world that we are not alone for years, in a very serious manner. Why do you think this is considered a 'conspiracy?'

“We have, indeed, been contacted – perhaps even visited – by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.” – Victor Marchetti, former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Second Look, Volume 1, No 7, Washington, DC, May 1979)

If you’re paying attention to what’s happening in the world, it’s OK if you feel like Alice in Wonderland. For years humanity has become comfortable with their enslavement, prior to today, a large portion of the population was content with the human experience, simply entering into the system, trying to put food on the table and chase higher ‘material’ status, among other things, without ever questioning what is really happening. All of us have been engulfed in our own lives when the world is calling for us to be concerned about others.

Today, it’s a different story. There’s a massive shift in consciousness that’s occurring, and part of that shift is questioning the human experience and the systems we’ve chosen to surround ourselves with. Revelations are now coming forth in all areas that surround every aspect of human life; health and finance, to education, politics, entertainment etc… It’s quite clear that our world is not what we’ve all been presented with, and that there are aspects of reality that we should really start paying attention to if we want to grow, move forward, and break out of the cycle we currently find ourselves in. We can’t change our world if we continue to do the same things over and over again without questioning what’s happening, and why it’s happening. There are people in all fields coming forth to ‘blow the whistle,’ and witness testimony is backed up by credible evidence, which gives these whistle-blowers confidence to come forward and say what they say. Edward Snowden is one of many great examples, prior to him, mass surveillance was considered another ‘conspiracy theory.’

One big revelation hitting the mainstream right now is the fact that we are not alone, and that intelligent extraterrestrial life-forms have been visiting our planet for a long time, and still do. As unbelievable as this may sound, it comes from the highest ranking military personnel, academicians, intelligence agents, politicians, and private contractors from within the military industrial complex. There are hundreds of these people who keep telling the world that we are being visited and that governments around the world have had evidence that some of these ‘UFOs’ are indeed extraterrestrial.

“Yes, it’s both. It’s both literally, physically happening to a degree; and it’s also some kind of psychological, spiritual experience occurring and originating perhaps in another dimension. And so the phenomenon stretches us, or it asks us to stretch to open to realities that are not simply the literal physical world, but to extend to the possibility that there are other unseen realities from which our consciousness, our, if you will, learning processes over the past several hundred years have closed us off.”
– Dr. John E. Mack, a Harvard University psychologist and Pulitzer prize winner (source)

The Credibility of These Sources

The sources are the most credible in the world, the only issue is, the topic. No matter how much evidence for a given phenomenon, and no matter how obvious its reality, if it goes against the human mind and what we are willing to accept, it is usually ignored or greeted with ridicule. We see the same thing with science, which has largely become dogma, the downright denial of parapsychology (telepathy, healing at a distance, etc) when it has more statistically significant results than the science used to approve most of our drugs (source). It’s called cognitive dissonance… We believe what we choose to believe, and humanity is currently in the process of shedding some belief systems in order to accept new realities that once did not fit the frame, and thus were ignored and ridiculed.

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One of the latest ‘whistle-blowers’ to speak openly about their knowledge about extraterrestrial visitation is Robert Bigelow, founder of the Bigelow Aerospace Corporation. Bigelow has done work for multiple international space agencies and is currently in agreements with multiple nations to build space habitats and space stations.

Before we get to his comments, it’s important to let the reader know what type of circles Bigelow is currently ‘in’ with regards to space and the extraterrestrial/UFO question in general. Bigelow’s comments were made approximately a year ago now, but not a lot of information was given as to the type of connections this person has, if it isn’t already obvious as being one of the leading aerospace contractors in the world…

Towards the end of last year, an article titled “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O Program” put to rest the question of whether or not UFOs are real. CEO Tom Delonge, along with several other people, including a recently retired director of Lockheed Aerospace, Steve Justice, a Department of Defense Scientist, Hal Puthoff, a senior intelligence officer from the CIA, Jim Semivan, a Director of National Intelligence, Louis Elizondo, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Clinton and Bush Administrations, Christopher Mellon, and many more are all releasing official video footage and electro-optical data (radar trackings, returns) and letting the world know that these things (UFOs) are real.

I go into more detail regarding the latest updates in an article I published previously:

The US Government Just Admitted To Recovering Materials From UFOs – Here Are The Latest Updates

Multiple people from within this new initiative have expressed that they believe there is an extraterrestrial intelligence behind the operation of some of this craft.

This movement brought to light the Pentagon’s UFO program (AATIP) for aerial threats, one program out of what could be many, according to Hal Puthoff. You can view the entire team and their credentials here.

The main hub for all of this recent and future ‘official mainstream’ UFO disclosure is the To The Stars Academy, it’s the organization that’s releasing all of this information.

Where does Bigelow come in? Well, as the New York Times article points out:

The shadowy program – parts of it remain classified – began in 2007, and initially it was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time and who has long had an interest in space phenomena. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company run by a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr. Reid’s, Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce expandable craft for humans to use in space.

Bigelow is part of the team at To The Stars Academy, and here’s what he had to say about extraterrestrials,

“I am absolutely convinced, that’s all there is to it. There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence.”

He also stated that we “don’t have to go anywhere” to find extraterrestrial life, that we can find it here on Earth, implying that they’re already here, walking among us, and based on my research, are already working with multiple governments.

How many races are we talking about? Perhaps hundreds, maybe even thousands of races have been catalogued by our governments worldwide.

For decades, as General Carlos Cavero told the world in 1979, “everything has been in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world.” On a global scale, “the nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon” and there is “an international exchange of data.” (Via Richard Donal’s UFOs for the 21st Century Mind)

A couple of years ago, longtime Bigelow Aerospace executive Mike Gold, who’s now director of Washington operations for Space Systems Loral, was asked about how Bigelow Aerospace’s’ involvement with UFOs.

He gave an intriguing answer, with some interesting expressions on his face. He mentions how he finds the subjects matter “very interesting,” and also mentions a congressional hearing where scientists emphasized that the universe is teeming with life. He goes on to state that he “cannot comment” on what Bigelow Aerospace does with UFO reports, but glad that “somebody is taking the reports because these are important issues that deserves serious attention.”  (source)

Clearly, we now know that this is the case!

“An extraterrestrial influence is investigating our planet. Something is monitoring the planet and they are monitoring it very cautiously.” —  2008 Presidential Candidate, Mike Gravel (source)(source)

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People Are Taking Placebo Pills To Deal With Health Problems & It’s Working



In Brief

  • The Facts:

    People are now involved in studies where they are told they are taking a placebo medication, and it in fact is one, and they are being healed. The mainstream is finally picking up on mind-body connection.

  • Reflect On:

    Is this the true power of our mind? Our consciousness? When we want to get better deep down, do we not make that decision in our mind and thus heal? What does this say about harmful and side effect-ridden medications?

An article published in Scientific American is a clear marker for showing just how much the mainstream has caught on to the fact that the mind-body connection is much more powerful than we previously thoughtand could explain why more and more people are gravitating towards alternative forms of medicine.

A growing body of scientific research suggests that our mind can play an important role in healing our body – or in staying healthy in the first place…There are now several lines of research suggesting that our mental perception of the world constantly informs and guides our immune system in a way that makes us better able to respond to future threats. – Dr. Bruce Lipton, from The Biology of Belief

Health is one area where we can clearly see how our mind is connected to physical material reality, and how non-material science is going to play an even more important role as we move through 2018 and beyond. It’s not just health though, research in the areas of neuroscience and quantum physics is also showing how vital our thoughts, perceptions, emotions and feelings (factors associated with consciousness) are with regards to understanding the true nature of our reality.

Mind influencing matter is no longer something that’s being trivialized. There are even declassified intelligence agency documents and peer-reviewed studies that have been published that clearly show an effect at both the quantum level, and the classical mechanical level as well. If you want to learn more about this, a great place to start is with the Institute of Noetic Sciences, founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell.

It’s really no surprise to see this topic pop up all over mainstream media outlets, it’s a common occurrence these days. When something so spectacular gains attention and becomes so obvious, it’s almost impossible to ignore, despite the fact that its discovery has been around for decades.

Open-Label Placebo Experiment

Time magazine recently published an article about a woman (now a 71-year old medical assistant) and her struggle with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She tried everything, from drugs to changing her diet. It was a horrible way to live, she told the Times, as she was often huddled in a corner and keeled over in pain. It’s something that can really debilitate your life. Approximately ten years ago today, she decided to enroll herself into a study, a first of its kind clinical trial, one where the patient would be receiving a placebo pill. The pill had no active ingredients, and she felt “deflated,” that she got her hopes up for nothing.

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Three weeks later, after taking the pill twice daily, Buonanno (the 71-year old medical assistant) was symptom free. She had never gone so long without an attack. “I didn’t have a clue what was going on,” she says. “I still don’t.”

The placebo effect is a non-therapeutic treatment (like a sham pill), and it improves a patient’s physical condition. This has been documented for centuries. The interesting thing about the study the woman decided to participate in, is the fact that patients taking the placebo pill were well aware that they were taking a placebo. With traditional placebo studies, patients are made to believe that they are taking something that will benefit them and improve their condition.  In 2009, Harvard Medical School launched the first open-label placebo, where patients knew what they were taking, and they started with people who had IBS, including the 71- year old woman. As Time points out,

The findings were surprising. Nearly twice as many people in the trial who knowingly received placebo pills reported experiencing adequate symptom relief, compared with the people who received no treatment. Not only that but the men and women taking the placebo also doubled their rates of improvement to a point that was about equal to the effects of two IBS medications that were commonly used at the time.

The team of researchers, alongside a team at the Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, have secured a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to replicate the study mentioned above. So far, researchers have treated 270 patients and intend to treat approximately 100 more with IBV via their ongoing clinical trial.

How Is This Working?

Despite the fact that the Placebo effect has been documented for well over one-hundred years, experts still can’t pinpoint what underlies this mechanism. It seems quite simple to me: it’s consciousness and the basic biology of belief. Some people argue that that the human body does not respond to treatment, but instead, the ritual of treatment. The actual pill has no effect, so what else could it be? What’s interesting is that the effect is now demonstrated even when the person knows it’s just a placebo!

There is no money in the placebo, which is why we probably haven’t heard about it much, or not enough attention is paid to it. Today, it’s well recognized in modern medicine, doctors at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, for example, have shown that fake surgeries – slicing people’s knees open and sewing them back together without any treatment at all – provide the same improvements for people with osteoarthritis of the knee as real knee surgery.

Isn’t that remarkable?

Other Examples Of The Placebo Effect

Another example comes from a study published in 2002 by the New England Journal of Medicine which looked at surgery for patients with severe debilitating knee pain. It’s long been thought that there is no placebo effect observed in surgery, but this just isn’t true. This study divided people into three groups, for one group the surgeons saved the damaged cartilage in the knee. For another, they flushed out the knee joint by removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. The third group received a fake surgery, the patients were simply sedated and tricked into thinking that they actually had the surgery. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had the surgery.

The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient, energy-based, side effect-free tool to treat disease. Energy healers say they already have such tools, but I am a scientist, and I believe the more we know about the science of the placebo, the better we’ll be able to use it in clinical settings. – Bruce Lipton, Ph.D (Taken from his book Biology of Belief – Highly recommended to learn more about this phenomenon)

A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s Prevention & Treatment, conducted by University of Connecticut Psychology Professor Irving Kirsch and titled “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries (source)(source). Kirsch found that 80% of the effectiveness of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. Kirsch even filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants.

“The difference between the response of the drugs and the response of the placebo was less than two points on average on this clinical scale that goes from fifty to sixty points. That’s a very small difference, that difference is clinically meaningless,” Professor Kirsch explains. (source)

Studies examining non-physical healing go beyond the placebo. There are hundreds of studies examining the effect of human intention (the human mind) and how it can also alter physical material reality as well as our health. I go into more detail on these topics in the article linked below, so please feel free to check it out if interested!

This Is How Powerful The Mind-Body Connection Really Is

Free Franco DeNicola Screening: The Shift In Consciousness

We interviewed Franco DeNicola about what is happening with the shift in consciousness. It turned out to be one of the deepest and most important information we pulled out within an interview.

We explored why things are moving a little more slowly with the shift at times, what is stopping certain solutions from coming forward and the important role we all play.

Watch the interview here.
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