Timber Company Tells California Town: Go Find Your Own Water

Editor’s note:  This is maddening – and wrong on so many levels.  The water belongs to the people.  As does the land.  The air.  It ALL belongs to We The People – here and all over the planet.  Water is a basic human right and this growing dark trend of privatizing is ugly.  Given my research on this topic, which spans back over a decade, this has been the agenda for a very long time.  Fight the good fight citizens of Weed.  And a smack on the head to this Roseburg, Oregon based timber company.  To the time out corner of shame you go.  

The snow-capped dormant volcano Mount Shasta, as seen from Weed, in Northern California. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

WEED, Calif. — The water that gurgles from a spring on the edge of this Northern California logging town is so pristine that for more than a century it has been piped directly to the wooden homes spread across hills and gullies.

To the residents of Weed, which sits in the foothills of Mount Shasta, a snow-capped dormant volcano, the spring water is a blessing during a time of severe and prolonged drought.

To the lumber company that owns the land where the spring is, the water is a business opportunity.

Roseburg Forest Products, an Oregon-based company that owns the pine forest where the spring surfaces, is demanding that the city of Weed get its water elsewhere.

“The city needs to actively look for another source of water,” said Ellen Porter, the director of environmental affairs for Roseburg who led the company’s negotiations with the city. “Roseburg is not in a position to guarantee the availability of that water for a long period of time.”

For the past 50 years, the company charged the city $1 a year for use of water from the Beaughan Spring. As of July, it began charging $97,500 annually. A contract signed this year directs the city to look for alternative sources.

Roseburg has not made public what it plans to do with the water it wants to take back from the city. But it already sells water to Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring, which bottles it in Weed and ships it as far away as Japan. Crystal Geyser is looking to increase its overall supply.

Residents of Weed, including the current mayor and three former mayors, say the water was always intended for municipal and domestic use and should not be sold to the highest bidder.

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Bob Hall, a member of the Weed City Council, at Beaughan Spring, a source of Weed’s water. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

“The corporate mentality is that they can make more money selling this water to Japan,” said Bob Hall, a former mayor of Weed and currently a member of the City Council. “We were hooked at the hip with this company for years,” he said of the timber company, the largest private employer in the area. “Now, they are taking advantage of people who can’t defend themselves.”

Bottled-water plants have met with resistance and in some cases protests in a number of places across California, including a Nestlé plant last year in Sacramento. In the water-rich towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta, residents have raised concerns over proposed bottling plants that they say could severely diminish local water supplies.

A measure on the ballot in the November election in Siskiyou County, where the towns are, would for the first time require that companies obtain permits to export water.

The disputes echo California’s broader water wars. Five years of drought have escalated competition among farmers, factories and residents over water use and have pitted the arid south against the more water-rich north.

“Water is money,” said David Webb, a resident of the city of Mount Shasta who follows the water disputes in the area. “If you can get it, you can make money from it.”

The mayor of Weed, Ken Palfini, says the value of the city’s water was emphasized during a visit several weeks ago by Pierre Papillaud, the founder of the company that owns Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring. In what the mayor and another participant described as a tirade of abuse, Mr. Papillaud demanded that the city give up its spring water so that his company could have more.

“He said if he didn’t get his way, he was going to blow up the bottling plant,” Mr. Palfini said of Mr. Papillaud’s visit. “He said that twice.”

Mr. Papillaud’s son Ronan Papillaud came to Weed in mid-September to apologize for the brusque treatment and to rescind his father’s demands. But Mr. Palfini said it was a lesson on how small municipalities in the area need to protect themselves from water-hungry companies.

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Paul Welliver at the controls of a lathe at the Roseburg Forest Products mill in Weed. Roseberg owns the pine forest where the spring providing city water surfaces. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

“They are just corporations,” Mr. Palfini said. “They are not your friend.”

Residents of Weed, which is still rebuilding after a major wildfire two years ago, say they believe that their dispute with Roseburg will end in the courts and that they have a document showing that the previous owner of Roseburg’s timber business here, International Paper, handed over water rights to the city in 1982.

But they describe a David and Goliath battle between Roseburg, a wealthy corporation capable of paying for high-powered lawyers, and a relatively poor city with just 2,700 people.

Residents in Weed followed the legal battles of Missoula, Mont., where the State Supreme Court ruled in August that the city could seize water from a private company by eminent domain to secure the municipal water supply.

The alternative to legal proceedings for now is to drill a new well at a cost of around $2 million, according to Ron Stock, the Weed city administrator.

Roseburg has suggested a site on its property, but city officials say it is potentially dangerous: The well would be located a few hundred yards from a former wood treatment facility that is contaminated with highly toxic chemicals including arsenic. The facility, which is managed by Roseburg, was fenced off in 1986 and has been declared a Superfund site.

Because of the complex hydrology of the area, including lava tubes that carry water in various directions under the mountains, the city would not know whether the water was safe until it drilled a test well, Mr. Stock said.

“The city has to be very careful,” he said. “We don’t want a Flint, Mich., situation.”

Ms. Porter, the Roseburg representative, said the proposed well site was “well outside any area of contamination.”

In an interview at the company’s timber plant outside Weed, where logs are spun and shaved into thin sheets used for plywood, Ms. Porter blamed Mr. Hall, the city councilor, and others in the city for casting Roseburg in a bad light.

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Bottles filled with water from the Mount Shasta city spring in a park in Mount Shasta, Calif. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times

“We are becoming the corporate bad guy, and that’s really unfortunate,” she said. The city already has wells that serve around half the population, she said.

Ronan Papillaud, the president of CG Roxane, which owns Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring together with a Japanese pharmaceutical company, Otsuka, was also defensive when asked about his company’s plans.

“We do not belong in this story,” Mr. Papillaud said. “We are not depriving anyone of anything.” CG Roxane has bought water from Roseburg since the late 1990s and dedicates one of its production lines in its Weed plant to bottling water bound for Japan.

Mr. Papillaud described his deal with Roseburg as a simple relationship between a buyer and seller.

“Is this blood water? Are they involved in child labor?” he asked rhetorically. “We are clients, end of story.”

Watching the water dispute warily are members of the Winnemem Wintu, a small Native American tribe that considers the slopes of Mount Shasta sacred.

According to tribal beliefs, one of the springs on the mountain is the place where animals and mankind emerged into the world. Six years ago, for the first time in the oral history of the tribe, that spring dried up, according to Luisa Navejas, a tribe member.

The water around Mount Shasta is not limitless, she said.

“This mountain is calling us now, and we need to listen,” Ms. Navejas said of the inactive volcano.

“This mountain will talk,” she said. “The time will come.”

Sourced from: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/california-drought-weed-mount-shasta.html?_r=2

Amazing UFO Destroys Chemtrail, Alien Technology? UFOs protecting Earth?

Witness report: On September 28, 2016 I caught an extraordinary UFO sighting. I was watching an odd looking light crossing the sky at variable speeds around my house, during the sunset.

To me it was just some sort of helicopter, or maybe a drone. But after 5 or 10 minutes, I began suspecting the object not to be man-made.

It was performing weird maneuvers, accelerating and decelerating randomly. When the light started to accelerate towards a huge Chemtrail, I took my camcorder and tried to find it in the distance.

The object stopped in front of the Chemtrail, and slowly destroyed it. Indeed, the trail was being “consumed” progressively. I was simply speechless. I still can’t believe what I caught. The Chemtrail got literally perforated.

I can’t be 100% sure it’s due to the object itself, but I’m sure there’s a link between it and the Chemtrail.

Such a huge trail can’t just disappear like that, for no reason! And only a small portion of the trail gets erased, justly around the object.

After the UFO attacked the trail, it moved backwards and flied West, in my opposite direction. It disappeared pretty quickly.

What was that object? Man-made prototype to delete Chemtrails? Some extra-terrestrial technology made to protect us? I just don’t have a clue of what this is.

 

Flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more mercury than is legally allowed in drinking water

(NaturalNews) In case you missed it, recent lab tests conducted at the Natural NewsForensic Food Lab found that seasonal flu vaccines, which are pushed on virtually everyone these days, including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly, contain outrageously high levels of neurotoxic mercury. Vials of batch flu vaccine produced by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) were found to contain upwards of 51 parts per million of mercury, or 25,000 times the legal maximum for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This shocking discovery was made using advanced mass spectrometry technology with incredible accuracy, filling the gap left by the nation’s regulatory agencies that have failed to conduct this type of safety testing themselves. Millions of people are injected with flu vaccines annually, and most of them are completely unaware that one of the most toxic metals known to man is being implanted directly into their muscle tissue unabated.

“Mercury is one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind,” explained Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and holistic medicine specialist, on his blog. “For over twenty years, I have been testing nearly every patient seen in my office for heavy metal contamination. … I have found that over 80% of my patients, both healthy and sick, have mercury toxicity.”

Pregnant women, young children and elderly encouraged to line up for mercury injections

Presenting this type of concrete data, which contradicts the official government position on vaccines, has sparked many venomous attacks from angry pro-vaxxers who insist thatmercury is completely safe. Either that or they claim that mercury is no longer being added to vaccines, a detestable lie that continues to harm the most vulnerable among us, including innocent children.

You can see for yourself on the official drug insert for FluLaval, the flu vaccine evaluated by Natural News, that the vaccine does, indeed, contain mercury. The following quote is taken directly from RxList.com, the so-called “Internet Drug Index,” proving that flu vaccines contained added mercury in the form of thimerosal:

“Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is added as a preservative. Each 0.5-mL dose contains 50 mcg [micrograms] thimerosal ([less than] 25 mcg mercury). Each 0.5-mL dose may also contain residual amounts of ovalbumin ([less than or equal to] 0.3 mcg), formaldehyde ([less than or equal to] 25 mcg), and sodium deoxycholate ([less than] 50 mcg) from the manufacturing process.”

And yet, even with all these added contaminants, pregnant women, the elderly and young children are prodded to get jabbed every year by health authorities. Never mind that each of these ingredients is a known neurotoxin, not to mention the fact that formaldehyde is a known cause of cancer — just line right up and get your flu shots, because the government says they’re good for you!

The mercury double standard continues to ravage public health

The irony in all this is that the government now admits that mercury is toxic, at least when it comes from other sources. The Obama administration, as we recently reported, is on a crusade to shut down all coal power plants, using the excuse that they blast heavy amounts of mercury into the atmosphere. And official government warnings tell pregnant women to avoid mercury from canned tuna.

But what about the mercury still being used in vaccines and dental fillings? Why is mercury exposure from these sources completely safe, according to the government, but mercury in food and smokestacks should be avoided?

For more breaking news on vaccines and the heavy metals like mercury lurking in them, visit Vaccines.NaturalNews.com and HeavyMetals.NaturalNews.com, respectively.

Sources for this article include:

http://blog.drbrownstein.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

http://www.cdc.gov

http://www.rxlist.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

Sourced from: http://www.naturalnews.com/045705_flu_vaccine_mercury_heavy_metals.html

5 Master Crimes You Will Have To Explain To Future Generations For Not Stopping

Editor’s note:  I agree with all of these.  However, I believe there is growing attention to each of these problems/issues so that the future generation will see most if not all resolved.  Truth is a growing movement that will not and cannot be stopped.  Rock on!

Bernie Suarez, Guest
Waking Times

Picture yourself still alive in the future. Perhaps after the new world order is fully operational (2030 or beyond). By then perhaps it’s too late. Humanity had become enslaved forever. Imagine a large percentage of humanity is now dead and gone. Billions succumbed to various diseases all linked to toxins and diseases that you now realize could have been easily avoided. The human species, you now realize, became victims of their own corruption, greed, subsequent policies and mind games. The species had become so locked in to their predetermined paradigms that by the time enough people began to think on their own too many of them died off one way or another.

The “war on terror” that never did seem to end turned out to be the perfect tool to rationalize permanent war against everyone, anywhere, everywhere and at anytime. The human species essentially killed itself off. All along while one tiny segment of the planet known as the globalists, financial elite or Illuminatioperating under the guise and interest of nation states all danced along to a script they had laid out many years prior. The script told the story of how they were going to kill everyone off to conquer the world. The generations that lived during that time, as a whole ignored the warnings. Truth seekers, revolutionaries, independent journalists and alternative news entities kept warning for years about this out of control top-down corruption and many other ongoing conspiracies, but the overall complacency of the species did not allow for quick enough significant action to take place to stop this agenda.

Before we knew it, it was too late. The wars, the fatalities, the depopulation agenda had all finally come to fruition. The human suffering immeasurable and unimaginable to the average mind would be blocked from sight and mind. Most people alive and surviving in this new world order system would be constantly subjected to wireless signals that provide news and entertainment … and control over what you see and hear. So if a person doesn’t see the suffering, then to that person it’s as if it’s not happening.

And there you are, in the future, seeing all of this. You awaken and you are surrounded by children of the future. In the future some of these may be your children, some may be neighbors, acquaintances, distant friends and even strangers. The young children want to know something and they look to you with their most important question: How did this happen? You search for an answer and before you know it the children one by one ask you more specific questions. The permanently enslaved children ask questions that they hope you can answer.

You then think to yourself, wondering what will you say to these children of the future to explain to them what your role was in preventing these now very key issues that the generations of the future will demand answers for. In the future, will you have an answer for these key issues that sealed the destruction of humanity? When the time comes, will you be able to answer to future generations and confidently say you did your part to stop these events? What events are these? Here’s a small list for you to think now of what you will say on behalf of yourself for allowing the following crimes to take place. while humanity did nothing about it when they had a chance to stop it.

1 – Over a decade of geoengineering and in-your-face weather manipulation.

In the distant future, after humanity’s DNA is permanently contaminated from breathing aerosolized metal particles, what will you say you did to stop chemtrails chemical spraying and daily aerosolized nano-sized metal injections into the atmosphere? Will you be able to tell future generations that you did all you could to stop chemtrails and chembomb artificial cloud seeding to manipulate the weather? When the pH of the system is unsustainable for life, when the ecosystem equilibrium is thrown off, when the nutrients of the earth and ocean are fully contaminated and ongoing extreme weather and climate changes destroys the essence of our planet due to geoengineering crimes – what will you say your role was in stopping this?

Will you be guilty of showing outward passion about the climate all the while ignoring years and years of in-your-face global spraying operations spraying dangerous metal particles in the sky that went straight into the ground, the ocean and into your lungs compromising the essence and vibrancy of humanity and the planet?

2 – A generation without justice on 9/11 crimes.

After over a decade of absolutely illegal wars, torture, war crimes and revelation of mountains of evidence implicating a very long list of political criminals in the 9/11/01 globalist terrorist attacks, what will you say to children of the future when they ask how did your generation allow the criminals who orchestrated this event to get away with it for so many years? Will you have a good answer? Will you be able to say that you did everything you could to stop the cover-up, expose the lies and seek true justice?

When the children of the future read about the overwhelming idiot-proof evidence explaining every detail of the 9/11 globalist terror attacks, and when they hear about how this evidence was freely available to humanity the whole time, what will you say to them to explain how justice was never served? Think about this.

3 – Open genetic (GMO) contamination of the food supply of the species.

What about when future generations find out that, especially in America, people convinced themselves with Monsanto paid-for propaganda that it was somehow “safe” to eat genetically contaminated food every day and to ignore the simultaneous rise in cancer and many other medical diseases across the board amongst males, females, adults and even children? How will you get out of this one? We’re talking a mass program of progressive stupidity and ignorance that the species decided to suicidally and hypnotically accept to poison their own DNA by poisoning their own food supply so that a small group of people representing several large corporations could profit by imitating the food resource of the planet.

Do you have your story ready? Because future generations will want to know if you threw them under the bus and allowed them to eat proven poison without telling them what they were eating. Will you dissociate yourself from this mass stupidity? Will you be able to show a body of work that you did to stop this?

4- Tons of toxin-laced vaccines injected directly into newborns … no accountability, no proof of safety, no problem!

Speaking of contaminating the DNA of the human race, a pregnant woman and her baby are one of the most amazing things humanity will ever encounter. It’s the start of a new life and the power of nature is at work. The miracle of life is the ultimate miracle of them all.

So if challenged by those in the future, what will you say when they ask you what you did to stop the poisoning of the newborn humans from a long list of mandatory chemical injections, none of which had been proven convincingly safe to the species? This single process of forcefully injecting a laundry list of proven unsafe chemical vaccines saturated with “trace” amounts of deadly toxins into the human newborn may prove to be the crime that you will have the hardest time explaining.

Can you imagine the questions a future generation would ask? How can any company be allowed to create chemical compounds that are directly injected into newborns, while at the same time not being held accountable for the damage their chemicals eventually cause? This may sound like a scene from a monster movie thriller but it’s not. Many will ask in the future. Where was the logic in this? Who was looking out for the safety of the innocent newborn? How can it be that none of these chemical vaccines had been proven safe to humans yet were allowed to be directly injected into innocent babies at such high frequency?

Will you be able to tell someone in the future that you did everything you could to stop this mandatory chemical injection madness? The madness in this is worse than we think.

5 – Choosing impractical top-down tyranny over small/self-governance

Don’t you think future generations will realize there was a choice all along beyond just being controlled by a bunch of idiots at some global top level political platform? Some will surely ask – how about plain old freedom and self-governance? Or how about some kind of version of very small government? Think of how upside-down the useless concept of top-down governance will sound to someone in the future? Why allow someone at the very top, someone completely disconnected from who you are and who you neighbors are, to completely control your life, your livelihood and your personal interest? This might be the “WTF” moment in everyone’s life at some point in the future.

Most of us don’t think this way, but imagine if you had to explain to someone in the future as to why you stood by and did nothing about a bizarre top-down dictatorship seeking to control humanity at a global level. Think of how inefficient this is in every way shape and form. Given how incredible humans are, why would they not simply create small, compact and efficient micro-governments; or, better yet, models of self governance to live happy healthy and prosperous lives where they can exercise their own choices? It’s like discovering clean renewable energy that can power the world for free and forever and then opting to go backwards in time and use petro-chemical based, pollution-creating, expensive gasoline again. Who would choose this? The same with freedom and mastering your own domain.

Close your eyes and truly consider these topics and arguments and think – what can you do to change the world? Start with any of these issues and make sure you can defend your actions someday in the future. Remember that the future is inevitable. It will be here with or without you. The globalists have planned out their future. Have you?

About the Author

Bernie is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He is the author of The Art of Overcoming the New World Order and has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

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Ascension Hangover – The Blues, The Rage, and The Flu

Editor’s note: I can most definitely relate to the “rage” and “blues” part lately – almost verbatim as to what the author states – I have moments where I want to smack the shit out of someone.  I have found a few rounds on the punching bag and a good walk help.  It’s energy after all, and it needs a release.  And as far as I know, smacking another human is frowned upon in this reality, so….  haha  Happy to hear the validation of losing interest in 3d reality – ditto.  Even my desire to awaken and assist in awakening others is waning greatly.  I will write more about that in my next Daily Notes piece.  

By Vera Ingeborg
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Waaaaah, September has been a ride so far, a burn out mixed with emotional explosions. Depending on the individual’s journey and ascension wave they are part of, people have been experiencing intense purging for self and the collective with intense physical symptoms. As already described in the last article, the September energies were really wearing us out into surrender. Anger, frustration, a feeling of not belonging, and being homesick were predominant for those still going through emotional breakouts.

Others experienced a complete emotional healing, ‘only’ having to deal with new physical ascension symptoms. After the eclipses, two 999 portals, and a Mercury retrograde, it felt like a huge ascension hangover. Intense fatigue, flu symptoms, and vertigo affected many people. September 22. 2016 was a peak date up to a point where people just thought they would die because the pain was almost unbearable. The good news is that there is a shift coming up soon.

I myself was unable to get one clear thought together the last couple of days, nothing came through from the higher realms and I just felt dizzy, sick, and very tired. I even had to cancel some coaching sessions because I was not able to function at all. All I wanted to do was lie and sleep. My physical body needed rest for reintegration. I am very grateful and blessed that I am able to follow my own energetic flow as I do not have any obligations towards anyone and no contracts that would force me into acting against my natural behavior, so I just did rest and sleep. I was staying with a friend and we were joking, saying we should make a video with both of us lying in the bed snoring with the title: “This is part of the team that came here to help the planet ascend”. We could have probably found thousands of people participating in that video 🙂 So – What is it that is going on here?

We are in another phase of recalibration. With the eclipses, the retrograde and the equinox, we were constantly taking in higher light frequencies and DNA activation was further enhanced. Additionally, our body was further shifting and continuing its reconstruction into the new crystalline light body. For those that still carried low energies of fear within, these energies triggered not only physical symptoms but also huge emotional releases and break outs.

Rage, Frustration and Doubts

“I am soooo angry! I could kick everything and everyone around me!!! All of this sucks, I don’t know who I am or what I am doing here, and I am so sick of it all! I wanna go home, I want to exit. It is enough. WTF… ” That was and is going on for those that are still purging emotional stuff. The anger often ended in a blues. While it can be very frustrating, it is so important to embrace the experience and act out the emotions in a constructive way, with gratitude. Whether it is hitting or screaming into a pillow, running, kickboxing with a punching ball, etc… it is very important to find a good way how to transmute the energies. Every release with gratitude is peeling off another layer of the emotional onion you have created during your journey. The more you peel off, the healthier your emotional body will become. That is the only way up in frequency. In parallel, there still is a lot of clearing for the collective going on. As the new big awakening wave started rolling, they are feeling that rage, anger, frustration with the old system and are experiencing huge doubts about their own task and how they have been living their life so far. They are going into a huge identity crisis. Energetically sensitive people going were feeling this in addition to their own emotional stuff. Along with that, some hightened geomagnetic activity around the 20th of September as well as Earth quakes in Japan added into this experience. Don’t be surprised if your experience is preparing you now to help the new awakening wave through this.

The big Fatigue, the Flu and the Grease

The whole September was keeping us tired and wearing us out. It had to so that we would finally surrender because we were simply not strong enough to further fight the universal flow of energies. September taught us the hard way to finally be brave enough to follow our intuition and let Spirit and Source live and guide us. We learned that the ego can only do harm by trying to interfere with that flow. Recently a lot of throat chakra cleansing was going on. In combination with the higher light frequencies coming in, our voice bands pick up those frequencies first and start vibrating with the frequencies they are not used to yet. That resulted in symptoms of a sore throat. Many experienced major headaches and back pain from neck over shoulders down the whole spine. The light frequencies are taken in through our main meridian first, which starts on our head and then runs down the whole spine. These high light codes were responsible for the vertigo as well, as the whole brain gets rewired. All of this causes a feeling of a huge hangover.

Furthermore, there was a clearing of the solar plexus and the sacral chakra for many, which caused additional flu symptoms especially in the intestine area. Many are also fighting with their hair. It becomes greasy a lot faster and grows incredibly fast. Hair always helps with the intake of higher light frequencies. The additional grease makes it healthier and at the same time helps the body to excrete toxins. Many people are experiencing heat waves and increased sweating for this reason. With all of these things going on with our physical body, and although we might feel like dogsh*t, it is so important to recognize that this is serving us to stay alive. We should develop a gratitude and pride in our physical body that it is able to go through this shift and rebuild itself while we are alive. If our body would not do so, we would not be able to survive in the fifth dimension. Our body needs to get rid of the old frequency and become lighter, it becomes less dense and more flexible. Listen to your body and what it wants to do with the energy and what it craves. It will always give you the answers if you are taking the time to listen and feel into it.

Going with the Flow

All of this is teaching us once again how important it is to go with the flow. We are learning to listen to our system again and what it needs. There is a time for action and a time for stillness, and we need those times of stillness to reintegrate. It is like a snow globe that got shaken up. It needs some time for the snow particles to settle and sort again before we have the clear sight to see the bigger picture. Just knowing and trusting that we will see clearly again and that we will get an energetic push to do and implement things will help to take this time easier. The more we learn to go with our internal flow, the more we recognize how unhealthy the old 3D system is – forcing people into rigid schedules that do not match these flows.

So what is next?

For those that have shifted onto the accelerated timeline it means good bye to 3D for good. Those that are ready are now logging out completely of 3D. Those are the ones that have lost complete interest in the news, in the politics, and in trying to fix things in 3D or trying to convince people in 3D. They are completely trusting in the power of Source and its self-regulatory mechanism. They know that the big shift coming up is inevitable and will eliminate what is no longer tolerated as the experiment of duality and free-will on this planet comes to an end. They know that the portion of light has now become so powerful that it will simply absorb the darkness. They know that just by being the light and doing what they love from their true and pure heart will support the shift. They have learned that everything that is an effort or is exhausting is not meant to be in their energetic field and they will not give it any attention.

The energies will continue to push us and our physical bodies will further change and require resting periods. Nevertheless, we will feel a new quality of confidence and trust and we will experience some strong energetic pulls forward to implement the things we were contemplating on and figuring out during Mercury retrograde. More people will experience a complete emotional healing and anchoring in 5D. That means living a fearless life and going through a reality shift, meaning that duality dissolves and all experiences are welcomed with gratitude and purpose. People that are ready will now remove their heart wall completely and truly learn to receive. That is when synchronicities will increase significantly and manifestation will become easier and faster every day. People with a pure, open heart free of fear can only create a reality of love and abundance. They will find their joy in the simplicity of life, becoming childlike again – enjoying every moment, being in the now, doing what they love and trusting the universal flow.

From Vera: The texts I share are always based on channelings I receive and/or on experiences of clients and my own. I do not claim what I share to be the ultimate truth. I encourage everyone to only take what resonates to find your own truth and wisdom. As this is universal wisdom, I do not claim any copyright. Please feel free to share this content as long as you keep its message complete so that the meaning does not get twisted. Thank you. With lots of light and love,

Vera Ingeborg

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Pilots, Doctors & Scientists Tell the Truth About Chemtrails and Geoengineering

Editor’s note: I first became aware of this issue around 2002 – long past when this shit started.  Better then than never, I figure.  In mid 2008 I read a piece in our local paper, on the back page, AP piece, that spoke of this issue, calling it “geoengineering” where it was said the plan was to begin spraying heavy metals via air plane exhaust systems into the air in order to combat global warming. “They” had to come up with something obviously given the growing attention to this issue.  However there are still the trolls and the blind masses who refuse to awaken to this issue – some of them thinking the “clouds” are really “cool” looking.  Ugh.  …  Thankfully this is becoming less “conspiratorial” and more mainstream-accepted as Truth. I believe it is one of the greatest threats to all life.   

Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution
Waking Times Media

One factor that’s commonly overlooked when it comes to talking about human health and environmental degradation is geo-engineering and Solar Radiation Management (SRM), also known as “chemtrails.” The name seems to come from the fact that various geo-engineering and SRM programs use stratospheric aresols like barium, nano aluminum-coated fiberglass [known as CHAFF], radioactive thorium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, desiccated blood, mold spores, yellow fungal mycotoxins, ethylene dibromide, polymer fibers and more.

Below is a video of multiple scientists, doctors and pilots telling the truth about “chemtrails.” It’s a very serious issue that’s often ridiculed and thrown into the conspiracy realm. As a result I attached information from an article I recently wrote about the subject.

VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF WEATHER MODIFICATION

“Weather modification is generally considered to be the deliberate effort to improve atmospheric conditions for beneficial human purposes . Not all weather modification activities, however, have been designed to benefit everyone, and have been used for purposes of war” (1)

“The US Navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake on Haiti. This time it was only a drill, and the final part of it is destroying and taking over Iran.” -Hugo Chavez, (then) president of Venezuela

Weather modification dates back to the 1940’s, when the General Electric Company demonstrated that a cloud of super-cooled water droplets could be be transformed into ice crystals when seeded with dry ice. Shorty after this it was discovered that fine particles of pure silver iodide with a crystal structure similar to that of ice were effective for global weather modification. As a result:

“Silver iodide remains the most often used material in cloud seeding.”  (1)

The above statement was made in the 1970’s, but so much more has happened since. With silver iodide began the birth of spraying stratospheric aerosols into the Earth’s atmosphere. Silver iodide spraying began in the 1950’s (1), and has since proven to be extremely toxic, especially for the environment, human and animal health. You can learn more about it here.

Aluminum is another thing. It’s highly toxic and also very damaging to the environment.

The idea of spraying aluminum into our atmosphere goes way back, patents exist that clearly demonstrate the consideration of such materials that include the oxides of metals which have high emissivity. These include harmful substances like aluminum oxide and thorium oxide. A great patent example is one from the Hughes Aircraft Company that dates all the way back to 1990, that’s over twenty years ago. You can take a look at it here.

Fast forward to today, with even more chemicals added to the mix, this gives us the basic gist of geoengineering programs (image below) and why so many people are concerned about them.

“We do stuff in the stratosphere all the time off-course, so it’s not as though the stratosphere is absolutely pristine. But you don’t want to have people going off and doing things that involve large radioactive forgings, or programs that go on for extended periods or for that matter provide lots of reactive surfaces that could result in significant ozone destruction.” – (taken from the first film cited at end of article)

M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, University and Lord Chair Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences Member

MODERN DAY SPRAYING

“In addition to specific research programs sponsored by Federal agencies, there are other functions related to weather modification which are performed in several places in the executive branch. Various federal advisory panels and committees and their staffs – established to conduct in-depth studies and prepare reports, to provide advice or recommendations, or to coordinate weather modification programs – have been housed and supported within executive departments, agencies, or offices.” (1)

These programs are conduced by the department of defense, which means they remain classified, and why so many scientists and meteorologists don’t say anything about it. At the same time, all it really takes is observation.

Most of these programs are backed by the CIA and NASA, who are supporting the National Academy of Sciences with regards to geoengineering projects.(source)(source) Again, geo-engineering projects are any attempt to alter the way the planet or its weather systems operate, and as you can see, have been happening for a long time now.(source)(source)(source)(source)  The weather was even modified in China for the 2008 Olympics.(source)

If you are a constant observer of the skies, as I am, it’s not hard to see that something is already going on. After a day of spraying, the trails don’t evaporate, they spread out and block the sun.

Global dimming is another term people aren’t familiar with, 20 % of the Suns rays are not hitting the Earth. That means there’s a lot of metal up there” – Dane Wigington

Concerns have been voiced for years, by various individuals from all over the world. For example, Rosalind Peterson, president and Co-Founder of the Agriculture Defense Coalition (ADC), and x United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee stated at a 2007 United Nations hearing on global warming that:

“One of the things that’s affected by climate change is agriculture, but some of what we are seeing  is man made, but man made in a different way than what you may guess. Weather modification programs, experimental ones done by private companies, the US government, are underway and there are more than 50 operations underway across the United States. All of these impact agriculture because they change the micro-climates needed for agriculture to survive. None of these programs are done with oversight. International corporations are modifying our weather all the time, and modifying it in ways that cover thousands and thousands of square miles. Most of it is chemically altered, so what happens is that we are putting ground based chemicals that are shot into the air that change and modify our weather.”

You can read more, and view that full hearing here.

Geoengineering and chemtrails are a huge issue, and when talking about climate and environmental degradation, it’s something that must be mentioned, the fact that it’s not is very suspicious, given the fact that they’ve been spraying for and modifying our climate for so long.

Dane Wigington has an extensive background in solar energy. He is a former employee of Bechtel Power Corp. and was a licensed contractor in California and Arizona.  He is the lead researcher for www.geoengineeringwatch.org and has investigated all levels of geo engineering from chemtrails to HAARP. He assisted Michael Murphy with his production of “What in the World are They Spraying” and has appeared on an extensive number of interviews to explain the environmental dangers we face on a global level.

This article has provides a fraction of the information that`s available out there. I highly recommend watching these two (below) documentaries on the subject and visiting www.geoengineeringwatch.org for more information.  The documentaries below include much more information, and a lot of scientific data.

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A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear From The Presidential Candidates

John W. Whitehead, Guest
Waking Times

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ~George Orwell

The final countdown has begun to the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted sound bites and political spin.

Despite the dire state of our nation, however, you can rest assured that none of the problems that continue to undermine our freedoms will be addressed in any credible, helpful way by any of the so-called viable presidential candidates. Certainly not if doing so might jeopardize their standing with the unions, corporations or the moneyed elite bankrolling their campaigns.

In the interest of liberty and truth, here are a few uncomfortable truths about life in the American police state that we will not be hearing from either of the two leading presidential candidates.

  1. The government is not our friend. Nor does it work for “we the people.”
  1. Our so-called government representatives do not actually represent us, the citizenry. We are nowruled by an oligarchic elite of governmental and corporate interests whose main interest is in perpetuating power and control.
  1. Republicans and Democrats like to act as if there’s a huge difference between them and their policies. However, they are not sworn enemies so much as they are partners in crime, united in a common goal, which is to maintain the status quo.
  1. Presidential elections are not exercises in self-government. They are merely business forums for selecting the next CEO of the United States of America, Inc.
  1. No matter which candidate wins this election, the police state will continue to grow. In other words, it will win and “we the people” will lose.
  1. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
  1. Twenty years ago, a newspaper headline asked the question: “What’s the difference between a politician and a psychopath?” The answer, then and now, remains the same: None. There is virtually no difference between psychopaths and politicians.
  1. Americans only think they’re choosing the next president. In truth, however, they’re engaging in the illusion of participation culminating in the reassurance ritual of voting. It’s just another manufactured illusion conjured up in order to keep the populace compliant and convinced that their vote counts and that they still have some influence over the political process.
  1. More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.
  1. The government knows exactly which buttons to push in order to manipulate the populace and gain the public’s cooperation and compliance.
  1. Fear, which now permeates the populace, leads to fascism.
  1. If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.
  1. America’s shadow government—which is comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes right now and operates beyond the reach of the Constitution with no real accountability to the citizenry—is the real reason why “we the people” have no control over our government.
  1. The government does whatever it wants.
  1. You no longer have to be poor, black or guilty to be treated like a criminal in America. All that is required is that you belong to the suspect class—that is, the citizenry—of the American police state. As a de facto member of this so-called criminal class, every U.S. citizen is now guilty until proven innocent.
  1. Any police officer who shoots to kill rather than incapacitate is no longer a guardian of the people. By appointing himself judge, jury and executioner over a fellow citizen, such a police officer short-circuits a legal system that was long ago established to protect against such abuses by government agents.
  1. Whether instigated by the government or the citizenry, violence will only lead to more violence. Anyone who believes that they can wage—and win—an armed revolt against the American police state is playing right into the government’s hands.
  1. “We the people” are no longer shielded by the rule of law. While the First Amendment—which gives us a voice—is being muzzled, the Fourth Amendment—which protects us from being bullied, badgered, beaten, broken and spied on by government agents—is being disemboweled.
  1. Government eyes are watching you. They see your every move: what you read, how much you spend, where you go, with whom you interact, when you wake up in the morning, what you’re watching on television and reading on the internet. Every move you make is being monitored, mined for data, crunched, and tabulated in order to form a picture of who you are, what makes you tick, and how best to control you when and if it becomes necessary to bring you in line.
  1. By gradually whittling away at our freedoms—free speech, assembly, due process, privacy, etc.—the government has, in effect, liberated itself from its contractual agreement to respect our constitutional rights while resetting the calendar back to a time when we had no Bill of Rights to protect us from the long arm of the government.
  1. Private property means nothing if the government can take your home, car or money under the flimsiest of pretexts, whether it be asset forfeiture schemes, eminent domain or overdue property taxes. Likewise, private property means little at a time when SWAT teams and other government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, wound or kill you, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family.
  1. If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off.
  1. Parents no longer have the final say over what their kids are taught, how they are disciplined, or what kinds of medical care they need. From the moment they are born to the time they legally come of age, young people are now wards of the state.
  1. All you need to do in order to be flagged as a suspicious character, labeled an enemy of the state and locked up like a dangerous criminal is use certain trigger words, surf the internet, communicate using a cell phone, drive a car, stay at a hotel, purchase materials at a hardware store, take flying or boating lessons, appear suspicious, question government authority, or generally live in the United States.
  1. Americans are powerless in the face of militarized police.
  1. Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—continue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.
  1. Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, and forced inclusion in biometric databases are just a few ways in which Americans continue to be reminded that we have no control over what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials.
  1. Finally, we all bleed red. And we all suffer when violence becomes the government’s calling card. Remember, in a police state, you’re either the one with your hand on the trigger or you’re staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. The oppression and injustice—be it in the form of shootings, surveillance, fines, asset forfeiture, prison terms, roadside searches, and so on—will come to all of us eventually unless we do something to stop it now.

These are not problems that can be glibly dismissed with a few well-chosen words, as most politicians are inclined to do. Nor will the 2016 elections do much to alter our present course towards a police state.

Indeed, the popularity contest for the new occupant of the White House will not significantly alter the day-to-day life of the average American greatly at all. Those life-changing decisions are made elsewhere, by nameless, unelected government officials who have turned bureaucracy into a full-time and profitable business.

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, these problems will continue to plague our nation unless and until Americans wake up to the fact that we’re the only ones who can change things for the better and then do something about it. Indeed, the Constitution opens with those three vital words, “We the people.”

What the founders wanted us to understand is that we are the government.

There is no government without us—our sheer numbers, our muscle, our economy, our physical presence in this land. There can also be no police state—no tyranny—no routine violations of our rights without our complicity and collusion—without our turning a blind eye, shrugging our shoulders, allowing ourselves to be distracted and our civic awareness diluted.

No matter which candidate wins this election, the citizenry and those who represent us need to be held accountable to this powerful truth.

About the Author

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is the founder and president of The Rutherford Institute, where this article first appeared. He is also the author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.

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A Vision Of Freedom Coming To Earth

By Diane Canfield, 09/28/2016

Dear Beautiful Souls,

I received a vision of the future that I am told by the LIGHT GUARDIANS  to pass onto to everyone. What is a vision you may ask? A vision is when I see a message play out in front of me that is not of this reality and is not from this dimension.  This happens with my eyes wide open and in conjunction with my third eye. This is the way I see all things and beings from other dimensions. Since I am a super clairvoyant, I see many visions, beings, spirits, ETs, objects, and messages from other dimensions. This started with me in childhood.

I was sitting down and suddenly the image above appeared to me right in front of me. I had been thinking about the future of the US and planet Earth and what is going to happen. This picture is a very good likeness to what I saw and was shown by the LIGHT GUARDIANS who watch out for planet Earth.

It had a spinning vortex on one side and fireworks going off on the other side. It was a living picture showing happiness, freedom and joy.  The visions was alive and moving, lasting a very long time. I could not take my eyes off of it. I felt ecstatic after seeing it, knowing exactly what it meant. No more suppression and control. The vortex was shown as a PORTAL we had all stepped into to CREATE this new timeline – the fireworks represents the outcome of stepping into the portal.

It looked similar to July 4th Holiday fireworks in the US on Independence day . This is how the Universe works, it sends me symbolic messages for me to decode.I can’t be sent many different type of messages, they vary in infinite ways.

This symbolic picture represents FREEDOM. Freedom from tyranny, from the controllers and from an agenda that does not represent “WE THE PEOPLE” or any of the beings on Earth.

This symbol represents a complete reset of the US and how things are done. It represents, happiness, joy and celebrations for all.

This was shown to me when I needed it the most and had been asking for messages from the Universe and the higher realms. My connection is strong and I will always be given answers.

This is an indication of the future and what we are headed towards. We are fully in the Ascension process now and are headed towards a 5D life with a beautiful future ahead.

 I love you all ! In service and Love

Diane Canfield
Ascension Teacher-Psychic Medium-Star Races Contactee-Wave Expert

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Rare Black Moon Rising In Scorpio: Prepare For A Huge Energy Shift on September 30, 2016

A special and rare lunar event will be taking place this weekend and right along with it a major shift will also be occurring. On Friday night, September 30th, a new moon will rise in the sky, the second one to fall in September as the last one occurred back on the first of the month. Whenever this happens, two new moons within one single month, the second one is called a Black Moon.

Lunar events like Black Moons are quite rare. In fact, saying that they happen “once in a blue moon” wouldn’t be wrong! They are very similar to Blue Moons, which is when two full moons occur within one month, and so they are polar opposites in terms of moon phases. Furthermore, both Black and Blue Moons occur about once every 32 months or so, meaning years may pass before the next one comes along.

Since new moons are essentially the first phase of the moon and are not visible, you won’t be able to see the Black Moon. Nevertheless it will be up there in the heavens exerting a powerful force upon our planet and our lives. The cosmic shift in energy that the Black Moon ushers in will end up affecting us all in one way or another. Astrologically speaking, new moons are times for new beginnings and starting over. They also offer us the perfect time to tap into our natural instincts and so during new moons you should always go with what your gut is telling you. However, Black Moons differ from regular new moons in that they magnify and intensify all of the energies, emotions, changes, and feelings that are swirling about in your life. This Black Moon’s burst of energy may affect you in any or all of the following ways:

In the days both preceding and following the new moon there will be opportunities made available to many of us which will be beneficial in nature. If you seize these open possibilities the impact from them will result in peacefulness and understanding. You will gain clarity and find a new sense of hope or meaning within your life that will drive you forward and, in a sense, re-awaken you to further opportunities.

Some people will see a spike in their creativity. They will be inspired by the changes in the energies all around them and will be able to tap into it unconsciously and use it to their advantage. Regardless of what you are involved in, whether you’re a writer, painter, designer, etc, this will be a time when things start to come together. New directions will be taken and ideas will flow together.

Some of us will finally be able to move on and forward in our lives. If you have been stuck in a rut lately or bogged down in some type of way, the Black Moon energy will help you conquer your fears or whatever it is that may be holding you back. This is the ideal time to work through your troubles and issues because the clarity that accompanies this new moon shift is focused on starting over and new beginnings.

For some people, the Black Moon will make them feel overwhelmed, but they need not feel this way. If you start to feel weak or insecure you can reverse this negativity by immediately switching gears. Readjust your thinking as soon as you notice those feelings creeping up on you and the accompanying confusion will clear out.

Overall, the vibrational shift in energy marked by the September Black Moon will be positive. If you go with the flow and connect with this energy it will be greatly beneficial in more ways than one, as it will help you to find balance and awareness in your life.
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The Disappearance Of Childhood And What We Can Do To Get It Back

Editor’s note:  I really appreciate this piece – even though it’s a couple of years old.  I rarely see kids playing in the streets these days.  Neighbors down the street, who are retired and raised their kids in this neighborhood, comment how sad it is to usually just see my little girl playing outside.  Parents over-schedule their kids with activities today.  These poor kids are subjected to 6 hour school days followed by a plethora of extra activities then we put them through ridiculous testing and wonder why are they so stressed out these days?  I remember speaking with a local neighbor boy earlier this year (yep, don’t see him or his sister outside playing either) and he was telling me of the testing he was taking at school.  I believe he was in 3rd.  Anyway he was telling me how stressed out he was.  Wow.  Let that one sink in.  A 10 year old little boy saying how stressed he was.  Words that, if ever used, should be coming out of an adults mouth.  We need a change – a return to letting kids be KIDS.

Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Iwant my kids to have a childhood. A living, breathing, mud-between-toes, romping-in-woods, staring-at-the-sky childhood. A secure foundation setting the stage for a secure life.

The gift of childhood. I allow my kids to slowly unwrap it each day within our homeschool.

But as I look around–at influences, at media, at society–I see childhood disappearing, evaporating further with each passing year. Are we all okay with that?

I’m not. For the good of our children, for the good of our society, for the good of the world we need to reclaim it.

How did this happen?

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Author David Elkind saw it coming–tried to warn us, but we didn’t listen. Over 30 years ago his book The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon was published. In the most recent edition from 2001, Elkind describes what he now sees as not only a hurrying of childhood, but a complete reinvention of it.

In explaining how and why this has happened, Elkind points to the concepts of “infant” education, out-of-home care for young children, targeting children as consumers, the influence of screens in kid life, and moving childhood indoors:

“When I first wrote this book, I was most concerned about the stress our culture placed on children and the mental health consequences of continued emotional upset. Today, however, the sedentary lifestyle introduced by our new technologies makes child physical health an equally important concern.”
~ From the Preface to the 25th Anniversary Edition, The Hurried Child

The tools and technologies we now live with are nothing short of miraculous. But in the same way that a hammer can be used to build a house or tear one down, we can use the tools of our society to build childhood or tear it down.

When children and adults spend more time, by far, with faces in screensthan in books or conversation, what do we expect will be the result?

Are we parenting with purpose or parenting for convenience?

Childhood is not the same as adulthood.

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Childhood is unique, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to let life unfold slowly. Those who reach the average Western life expectancy of around 80 years spend 75% of their lives as adults, only 25% as children. Why rush through what is already a short and precious phase?

It isn’t easy to recover a lost childhood. And far too many of us are ourselves the culprits and thieves–in the race to look good in front of friends and family we push, enroll, and bribe for bragging rights of whose offspring read, wrote, or beat the other team in little league first.

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Imagine this phase of life as an inverted pyramid.

We start off at the narrow end, protecting and nurturing our babes–allowing influences, media, and screens in at the right time–not the time someone else tells us is right, not the time when we feel pressured by our peers or even our own children, but the time we feel inside is right.

The goal is not to keep that narrow focus forever; the goal is to slowly and steadily move outward. The end aim of parenting this way isn’t sheltering, but influence.

Finding our way back

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Finding our way back to childhood means planning for and allowing margin in our lives and the lives of our kids.

Author Richard Swenson defines margin as “the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. It’s something held in reserve for contingencies or unanticipated situations.” It’s in this in-between space that the magic of childhood casts its spell–allowing our kids to fall in love with this world that will one day be their grown-up inheritance.

One of my favorite parenting books, Simplicity Parenting, outlines a prescriptive remedy to families on the fast track toward complication instead of connection. Author Kim John Payne offers practical suggestions on simplifying our children’s environments, rhythms, and schedules. I highly recommend it.

But the first step in reclaiming this phase of life is to acknowledge its rapid disappearance. I’m convinced that parents are not intentionally stealing it as much as we are not intentionally choosing it. We are the only ones who can win the war on childhood–our kids cannot. By the time they realize what they’ve lost it will be too late.

We are the guardians of their childhood. Let’s stop shirking our duty and take the responsibility seriously.

Our kids deserve it.

“In the end, a playful childhood is the most basic right of children.”
~ David Elkind, The Hurried Child

Originally published on April 22, 2013

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