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7 Ways To Use Social Media For Good Intentions

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A few weeks ago an Instagram model named Essena O’Neill decided to quit Instagram after revealing the “life” she was living on social media was a lie (see video below).

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Opinions of her decision were polarizing…  ranging from some calling O’Neill “brave” and “inspiring” –while others questioned her true intentions. Wherever you fall on the spectrum in relation to her choice, O’Neill’s change of heart serves as an invaluable lesson.

If you’re managing an online brand, social media can become an addiction, as bad as any other drug. It’s intoxicating, hypnotic, habit-forming, and at times completely detrimental. While it has the power to influence, inspire, change lives, and connect you to new friends — finding balance between the good and the bad — the virtual reality and this reality — can be a challenge.

It’s so easy to get lost in the illusion of numbers, likes, and comments. When you begin to see your reach get to viral proportions, it can be incredibly exciting, yet simultaneously overwhelming. However, it’s important to find the solution to the illusion(s), to breathe and know that “with great power, comes great responsibility.”

Every day is a chance to learn something new about yourself and to discover where there is room to stretch, grow, and expand — the contrasting experiences are what allow you to become a powerful teacher, so you can share your lessons with the world.

If you’re a blogger, social media is an essential tool that provides access to millions, and if the millions we influence continue to influence millions, we each can claim our power to create something beautiful, to be agents of change… and that’s where the illusion dissolves, and the solution comes forward.

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The list below contains 7 solutions for social media, to help you elevate and expand, while staying grounded with good intentions.

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Social media solutions for bloggers, and brands:

  1. Find your mission: Author Daniel Pinchbeck has a quote that states, “Deep down, nobody wants a job to occupy his or her time. We want a mission that inspires us.” An essential way to allow social media to be a tool for positive influence is to find the mission that inspires you. Are you passionate about healthy living, sustainability, music, art, science or spirituality? Identify your cause, and allow this to be your blueprint for the voice you design online.
  2. Create your social “solar system“: Align with blogs, brands, and friends that share similar passions. Finding like-minded allies and affiliates will allow you to move closer to your dreams by inspiring and motivating one another.
  3. Be mindful of your message: Once you’ve identified your mission, and aligned with your “tribe” – it is important to remember to remain mindful of your message. Passions and opinions can be polarizing, and sometimes when we feel we are right (beyond any shadow of a doubt) we can be lead into ego traps such as judgement or frustration. Be gentle with your words, pose your thoughts as questions, and if someone challenges your opinions — take the high road and respond with love and respect.
  4. Let time work for you, not against you: It’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole, and lose hours online… especially when your presence begins to grow. A great way to stay grounded and find balance is to schedule out your daily posts in advance by using tools like IFTTT and Buffer. Begin your mornings by mapping out your day and dedicating a certain amount of hours to do so — once you’re done, step off the computer and enjoy your time in this reality.
  5. Collaborate, don’t compete: Humanity evolved through collaboration, and it seems that the current state of affairs in this world stem from competition, and pinning people against one another. There are a million different ways to say one thing, and every individual will find a different resonance with your individual message. Embrace your unique voice, and collaborate with others that have their own unique vision. Don’t be afraid to message someone you admire and extend an offer to share and create together.
  6. Cite your sources: Finding inspiration from others is fantastic. Even Einstein once said, “the secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” However, that shouldn’t be the case online. If you find an article that resonates and you want to elaborate on it, or if you find artwork that really speaks to you — whenever you can (if applicable), always make sure to link back to the original source, or the artist behind the art. It’s easy to cut and paste, but before moving forward, take a step back and put yourself in the other person’s shoes before you publish something without citing the origin of your information.
  7.  Be yourself: With all of these steps in mind, staying true to yourself is the key that will unlock all doors. While it may take a while to grow, don’t lose faith in you, or try to become something other than who you are. As Terence McKenna once said, “you are a divine being, you matter, you count.” Be persistent, be patient, and know that your passions are there for a purpose bigger than just yourself, and even if you only inspire a few people — that’s still a job well done.

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Is There An Alien/Human Hybrid Program?

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  • The Facts:

    Among the lore existing within the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon is talk of an extraterrestrial human/hybrid program.

  • Reflect On:

    There is so much known when it comes to UFOs, but even more unknowns. The deeper you get into this topic the more you realize there is so much we don't know.

Prior to the recent official disclosure of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the mainstream (via the recent Pentagon footage and the release of millions of pages of UFO related documents from dozens of governments), UFOs were listed in the conspiracy category. This was the case despite all of the evidence that was leaked over the decades, from very credible sources. Apart from the evidence listed above, we also have witness testimony from hundreds of military and intelligence personnel from around the world. These are the sources that were cited before official UFO disclosure, and these same sources have also been quite expressive in their belief that some of these objects are indeed extraterrestrial, including the head of the Pentagon’s former Ariel defence program, Luis Elizondo.

If you’d like to read more about that discussion, you can refer to this article which dives into the extraterrestrial hypothesis a little deeper:

It’s Official ,We Now Know That UFOs or UAP Are Real, So Are They Extraterrestrial or Not? 

Surrounding the literature and the lore, there are stories of many different types of craft and beings which have supposedly been seen over the years. For example, over sixty school children were playing outside at recess, in 1994, in Zimbabwe, when they all said they saw a large craft, and multiple small crafts land in a nearby field. Not only that, they said they saw multiple “beings” that they described as non-human. This story has been well documented, is very serious, and was studied by various researchers. One of them is Harvard University psychologist Dr. John Mack. He himself interviewed these children personally, as well as many others. The story spread around the world quite fast and his interviews with the children were conducted shortly after the incident.

“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. Mack (source)

You can read more about that story in detail here.

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There are literally hundreds of supposed encounters with virtually no explanation. And now that we know “the phenomenon is something real, and not  visionary or fictitious” (General Nathan Twinning)  it’s time to ask more questions, like, if they are extraterrestrial, what are they doing here? How many different groups have we catalogued? As you can imagine, there are probably hundreds of questions one can think of as this topic and its implications leave no aspect of humanity untouched.

At a MUFON conference, Franklin Story Musgrave (former NASA astronaut) emphasized the fact that there are probably trillions of races out there that are doing star travel. You can watch that clip here. He’s one of many astronauts who have a heavy interest in this subject, as a lot of them, like Dr. Edgar Mitchell, have come out and said publicly that they are well aware of the phenomenon, that it’s real, and that a massive cover-up has been taking place over the years.

So what do they look like? The picture above is one of many supposed pictures of real extraterrestrials. We posted a few more with the stories behind them, as well as the story with regards to the above picture, in an article that goes into more detail, which you can read here.

Having been an avid researcher into the phenomenon for more than a decade, I’ve studied much of the literature and the lore associated with UFOs and the supposed extraterrestrials (or extradimensionals) who operate them.  It’s filled with multiple accounts of beings who are concerned with the well being of our planet. What’s also interesting is the fact that multiple contactees and their stories always seem to corroborate, for the most part.

A lot of these people are ordinary people who’ve had their lives changed, and people who knew nothing of the phenomenon.

There are reports of reptilians, gray aliens- both tall and short, hybrid looking aliens, human looking ones and much more. Apart for the care and well being of our planet, and the warning of our use of nuclear weapons and our overall destructive way of life, there are also a few other common themes within the lore, and one of them is a nhuman/alien hybridization program.

This program is supposedly run by a group of tall ‘grey’ aliens, who apparently are a dying race whose only hope for survival has been interbreeding with humans. This also comes from accounts of multiple supposed ‘contactees’ and those who have experienced ‘abductions.’

“Some of what people report as UFOs are extraterrestrial (ET) vehicles. Some of those extraterrestrial vehicles actually have ET crews, and some of those ET crews catch and release humans.” — Dr. Don Donderi, a retired McGill University Professor of 40 years in the Department of Psychology (source)

It’s important to keep in mind that many contactees have experienced forced abduction, or ‘friendly’ contact. Many accounts of forced abduction are also said to be ‘friendly,’ and something we don’t quite understand. That being said, many have had malevolent experiences too, but the human/alien hybridization program is a common theme, as is, again, the well being of our planet and our ‘spiritual’ progression that’s needed if we want to move forward.

Related CE Article: A Man Communicating With An Extraterrestrial From Mars – Taken Seriously By The BBC, Live in 1954. 

Who can really say for sure at this point ?

Below is an excerpt from one of the leading researchers in the field, Richard Dolan, taken from his UFOs For The 21st Century mind. This is one of multiple such supposed encounters,

“Decades of study have led many researchers to conclude that these beings abduct humans in the dead of night and perform various procedures on them. These procedures, as often recounted by alleged abductees, seem to be geared toward some sort of breeding and genetic manipulation program. In other words, the Grays may be creating a race that is some sort of hybrid between human and Gray. If we ever prove openly that the Grays and these activities are real, the public reaction would be overwhelming.”

We must keep in mind that, throughout the past few decades, it hasn’t just been UFO reports, but abduction and contact reports as well.

Below is a good example of many similar stories that exist within the lore, also taken from Dolan’s book,

A well-known UFO abduction case involved a young Brazilian farmer named Antonio Villas-Boas, who lived near Sao Paulo. Boas had an apparent abduction experience on the night of October 15 1957. He gave a detailed description of the inside of the craft and its occupants; they wore tight, white clothing with a light on their belts, white shoes with no heels, large gloves, and opaque helmets with a slit at the level of the eyes. He claimed to have been stripped naked and given a medical exam in which one of the beings spread a liquid over his skin. He was then led to another room, where they took some blood from his chin, then left him alone. An unpleasant odor caused him to vomit.

Eventually, an alien female entered the room, entirely naked, she was attractive but seems very much like later descriptions of a human alien hybrid: she had hair that was nearly white, large slanted blue eyes, an ordinary nose, small but ordinary ears, high cheekbones, and a pointed chin. They had sex, but this was no fantasy out of Star Trek. Boas later said he was “uncontrollably” excited, despite being physically repelled by the experience. He wondered whether the liquid that had been spread over him had contributed to this. When the sexual experience was over, the woman lost interest and left the room. Just before she left, she turned to him, pointed to her belly, then pointed to the southern sky.

Abduction researcher, Dr. David Jacobs, a Temple University historian, became very involved with the abduction phenomenon (one aspect associated with ET’s and UFOs). He came across many consistencies, world wide, among supposed experiencers.

“Frequently, the abductee would be given reassuring statements, such as, “You are very special to us.” Sperm would be collected from men, eggs and fetuses from women. Many female abductees reported having fertilized eggs inserted into them, while others who were already pregnant had their implanted embryo extracted. It also appeared that abductees were targeted in their childhood and mined for genetic and reproductive material throughout their lives.” – Dolan

Interesting, isn’t it? There are rumours floating around in this field suggesting that President Eisenhower had a meeting with this group of ET’s (could be more than one), and made an agreement with them, because he had no choice, and actually gave permission to the extraterrestrials to do this. But who knows if that’s true, you can read about that supposed encounter between Eisenhower and the ET’s, in more detail, here.

Related CE article dealing with abductions:

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Explains Extracting Alien-Objects Found Inside People At A Hearing On UFOs.

What About Staged Abductions?

n his book, “Forbidden Science 4,” Dr. Jacques Valle explains how he came in possession documents showing that forced “UFO abductions” were conducted by the CIA as psychological warfare experiments. You can read more about that and supposed faked abductions, in more detail, here.

Concluding Comments

It’s important to remember that there may be multiple races visiting our planet, for multiple reasons. And when it comes to abductions, some of them might even be military abductions, but that’s a topic for another article.

The big picture take away from this is the fact that we are a race still in our infancy, and just as we discovered that the Earth was not flat, we are going to discover, if we haven’t already, that we’re not alone. As mentioned earlier, no aspect of life will go untouched, from science, to technology and our understanding of reality and more.

Perhaps we don’t even have the capability to understand what is going on here, but one thing is for sure, fear has been injected into the masses when it comes to the alien question. Whether this was deliberately done, who knows, but we are only now starting to ask the deeper questions that go beyond, “do UFOs exist?”

Human consciousness is changing, and information alone can change the way the collective perceives the world. That shift in perception can change the world, and who knows what type of impact that “ET” will have on mass consciousness? Based on my research and intuition, we are at a critical time in human history, and I do believe that we are being visited more frequently now, because there are many onlookers waiting to see what’s going to happen, and if we can make it out of the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.

Our world needs a big change, we need to change ourselves, and we need more love, cooperation, and understanding on this planet. My intuition tells me we are missing some very key realizations about our world, and the nature of our reality, and I believe there is a spiritual underpinning behind all of it.

If we ourselves one day to venture off this planet and become ‘extraterrestrials’ ourselves, we’ve got a long way to go, and it seems, with what we’re discovering through non-material science, human consciousness is going to play a giant role. We have been approaching space for decades, and with everything we know about the secret space program, couple with comments made from Lockheed personnel and more, we are about to join “them” out there, whoever ‘they’ are.

 

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Survivors From The MK Ultra Program Come Together To Sue The Federal Government

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  • The Facts:

    Most people don't know the US Government disclosed the existence of this program that was being secretly performed on the American people for years.

  • Reflect On:

    Why would the US Government be concerned with learning how to mind control people?

According to this CTV News article, survivors and families of an MK Ultra brainwashing program run by Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill University in Montreal in the 1950s and 1960s have banded together to bring the horrors of this program more fully into the public eye.

They are planning a class action lawsuit against the provincial and federal government, an initiative which lawyer Alan Stein feels optimistic about:

“I believe we can claim moral damages as a result of the experiments when Dr. Cameron used these people as guinea pigs.”—lawyer Alan Stein

There is reason to take Alan Stein seriously in this matter. He has successfully represented numerous survivors who were once patients at the infamous Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University.

In 1992, then Justice Minister Kim Campbell compensated 77 former patients of the program, but denied others a payout because they were deemed not damaged enough. Stein has handled several lawsuits and out of court settlements since.

Public Apology Is Primary

What is different with this class action suit is that the primary objective of the victims is a public apology and an admission of complicity on the part of the government. In previously successful individual lawsuits, money was paid out based on the extent of damage—such as the degree to which the victim had reached a ‘childlike state’—and not on the fundamental principal that citizens’ human rights had been egregiously violated.

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I will not detail the litany of human rights abuses that were perpetrated by the MK Ultra program here. This episode of the Fifth Estate might be a good place to start if you are interested in getting more details about the kind of cruel and subversive treatment victims had to endure, treatment that often damaged patients for life. Suffice it to say that none of the patients provided informed consent or knew that they were being used for Cameron’s CIA and federally funded research. Instead, they were wrongly told their treatments were medically necessary and for their own well-being.

Forced Non-Disclosure

Those survivors who were deemed damaged enough to warrant compensation or the family members who were fighting on their behalf were forced by the government to sign non-disclosure agreements. Much of the motivation behind survivors and their families coming together this time and taking collective action is borne out of the frustration that the government continues to do everything in its power to hush up the existence of this program and prevent revelations of these inhumane acts from becoming part of everyday discourse.

These events, like the holocaust, should become strongly ingrained into our collective psyches so that we can heal from them, and also empower ourselves to prevent this abuse of authority from happening in the future.

What is promising is that more and more people are rejecting the avenue of getting paid off for their silence, and are motivated to bring acts of human atrocity to the light of day, forcing those implicated to take public responsibility. The more the government resists the processes needed for healing and reconciliation that are clearly in the interests of its citizens, the deeper their hidden complicity in these tragedies will appear to those with eyes to see.


Related CE Articles:

MK Ultra Survivor Shares Her Story of How Her Multiple Personalities Were Used By The Elite For Unthinkable Things

MK Ultra – What They Didn’t Tell You About The Mind Control Program That’s Probably Still Operational


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Warning: Graphic Video Exposes A Cruel Truth Behind Designer Leather, Like Louis Vuitton

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    The PETA video below features footage inside multiple crocodile farms in Vietnam.

  • Reflect On:

    Are the products that you purchase unnecessarily made from animals?

So many people, particularly those of us who live in more industrialized countries, have become obsessed with our appearance. People slave away behind a desk just so they can afford that new designer handbag or some other fashion craze. Very rarely do we ask ourselves, “Do I truly need this material item, or am I using it to fill a void?”

Even more rarely do we ask ourselves, “What material are my clothes made out of and where do they come from?” We just take a glimpse at a tag, recognize the label, and purchase it without second guessing what our money is supporting. If the process was shown to us visually, during our purchase, just think about how many people would walk away from that item.

This is how disconnected and ignorant we’ve become.

The sad truth is that the fashion industry is torturing and murdering innocent animals and destroying the environment in the process. A recent PETA video exposes the terrifying reality behind many designer leather items.

Warning: Graphic Video That Will Make You Ditch Leather Forever

Society not only considers it ‘normal’ to own leather products, but also encourages consumers to buy them because leather is considered a high quality material, one that only people with “higher statuses” can afford. In particular, crocodile skin has been a fad for a long time in the leather industry, as many luxury brands will make leather handbags, watches, shoes, belts, and other clothing items out of it.

The PETA video below features footage inside multiple crocodile farms in Vietnam. In the video, you can see that the crocodiles are still alive while being cut open and skinned. In fact, crocodiles can live for multiple hours after being skinned alive. One of the farms featured is one that provides crocodile leather for Louis Vuitton, which is often viewed as a symbol of prosperity, but should really be viewed as a symbol of cruelty.

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The Chilling Truth Behind The Fashion Industry

Crocodiles aren’t the only animals to be tortured, skinned alive, and forced to endure a slow and painful death. Leather can be made from a variety of animals including the more obvious choices of cows, pigs, goats, and sheep; exotic animals like alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos; and even house pets such as dogs and cats. You may be thinking, “I’d never wear leather from cats and dogs!” However, ask yourself these two questions: What makes dogs and cats so different from other animals and how would you even be able to distinguish between leather made from a dog and leather made from a cow?

No, North America doesn’t kill dogs and cats for leather, but they do import leather products from China, where cats and dogs are killed for their meat and then skinned for leather. In fact, most leather actually comes from China or India and there’s no way to determine where (or whom) your leather is coming from (source).

Wool isn’t any better either; you’d assume that manufacturers would want to keep the animals alive and treat them with care since wool doesn’t technically require an animal to die. It seems this would be more economical, yet these animals are tortured and often die as a result of the brutality that takes place on wool farms (you can read about that here).

I’ve also heard people argue that leather is more environmentally sustainable than other cruelty-free alternatives. Yes, it may have a longer product lifecycle than some vegan alternatives; however, it’s also responsible for the same environmental degradation the meat industry causes and further pollution from the dying and tanning processes. To give you a few statistics:

“Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Livestock is responsible for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.”

“Cows produce 150 billion gallons of methane per day.” (source)

So, How Do We Transition To A Leather-Free Fashion Industry?

We torture and murder these animals, all for what? A pair of shoes? A wallet to hold the cards that are literally driving you into debt? I’ll admit, there’s a certain practicality behind leather because of its durability, but there are numerous vegan materials that are equally as strong and long-lasting. Some of the awesome, vegan, eco-friendly alternatives to leather include waxed cotton, paper, cork, tree bark “leather,” and one of my personal favourites, recycled tires! PETA has a comprehensive list of vegan leathers that are just as sleek and durable as real leather.

I ditched all of my leather products a long time ago; however, I completely understand the struggle to do so. If you own a lot of leather, it can be expensive and wasteful to simply throw it out. You have a few options: you could sell your leather goods, donate them to a shelter or a facility that refurbishes or recycles leather, or trade them with friends for other cruelty-free options!

It’s also important to recognize that, at one point in time, using animals to create our clothing served us. Animal skin and fur was able to provide our ancestors with enough warmth to survive in colder climates. It was also a more sustainable option for clothing at the time if they were killing the animal for food anyways (long before factory farming became mainstream).

However, now is the time to divest from animal products and move towards a cruelty-free future. We’ve seen how these animals are treated and there’s no way to justify the terror that takes place in these facilities. We know that consuming animal products is of a very low vibration and that simply cannot serve us if we want to raise our consciousness and lead the collective towards a brighter future. Animals weren’t put on this Earth to serve us; they’re not ours to take, just like the environment isn’t ours to destroy.

Say goodbye to your leather so you can look great on the outside and feel even better on the inside!

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