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Very funny: Warning Signs from the Universe each time you are hurt or aching

Do you believe that the Universe is sending you warning signs for each one of these negative occurrences?

  1. Stubbing your toe
  2. Getting stuck in trafficScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 7.52.28 PM
  3. Receiving dirty looks or snide remarks from others
  4. Getting injured
  5. Unexpected expenses or bills in the mail
  6. Uneasy gut feelings
  7. Arguments with your loved ones
  8. Getting sick
  9. Headaches
  10. Losing or breaking your possessions
  11. Unpleasant odors, sounds or tastes

 

Spirit Science wants you to follow these suggestions:

1. Each of these signs is an indication that you need to center yourself and adjust your frequency.

2. When you encounter one of these warning signs, please stop!

3. Do not keep working on that task, or having that conversation, or obsessing over that thought that you were just having because it is not taking you where you want to be.

4. Instead, take a deep breath, step away from the situation, or even take a minute to meditate if you are able to.

5. If you catch these warning signs quickly and respond immediately, the simple act of centering yourself will stop the negative momentum.

6. As a final note, please try not to obsess over a warning sign.

Talking about it, thinking about it and replaying it your mind is a sure-fire way to lower your vibrational frequency.  Take it for what it is, a simple “stop sign,” and move on from it.

Please take care of your vibration frequency; only give attention to the thoughts, feelings and actions that resonate with your soul’s natural frequency.

Note: I won’t be doing my due diligence if I refrain from exposing the controversial opinions and positions

Israel refused to listen to me: I’m throwing stones as my Voice

I was born in Jerusalem: I was born under Israeli occupation and martial law (after 1967).

I have never known freedom. I am not a citizen in the land I was born and raised in.

As an East Jerusalem resident, I am neither an Israeli nor a Palestinian citizen.

And when I was 8 years old I started throwing stones, not because I believed stones would bring me freedom, but because I felt it gave me a voice and an outlet for powerlessness.

What other way could I make my voice heard? Now, years later, I realize there are other ways, but I still understand the frustration, anger, and feeling of hopelessness.

It was a phone call everyone fears.  “I was attacked,” my nephew Muhammad said when I answered the phone, his voice shaking. “By settlers.” I was immediately terrified. He continued, “I was going to pick up some groceries for the dinner tonight. They had knives and clubs and were yelling, ‘Kill him! Kill him!’

Ironically, Muhammad was attacked while buying groceries to cook dinner for our family friends, Yuval Ben Ami and Ruthi Pliskin. The Israeli extremists cornered him on the Mount of Olives near the Mormon College, beat him, and dislocated his shoulder. Fortunately, he was able to break free and escape with his life.

A few hours later, I received a text message from my friend Sarah Blum, an Israeli Jew. A Palestinian had tried to stab her at the Central Bus Station earlier that day.

Oct 26, 2015
Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Cultural Educator and Explorer, A TED Fellow and the Co-found of MEJDI Tours www.mejditours.com

The fear people have is real on every side.

Most of my Israeli friends who used to come and meet me in East Jerusalem cannot take the risk anymore.

The streets in West Jerusalem are empty. And recently in social gatherings with Palestinian friends, the conversation inevitably turns to strategies for staying safe. When walking to the store, we think twice about our look and our dress. You don’t want to look “too Arab,” or a Lahava gang might attack you. But then what does an Arab look like?

Last week a Jew stabbed another Jew because he thought he was Arab, and Thursday two Israeli soldiers shot a third Israeli in another case of mistaken identity. As an Arab, you also risk being stabbed by a Palestinian if you dress or act too “Israeli.”

I travel between the West Bank and Israel on an almost daily basis. I am constantly in contact with Palestinians and Israelis who are immersed in completely different realities.

Israel has been occupying the West Bank for the last 48 years, and the policies of force have not brought peace and security for either side.

Today, Jerusalem is not the city of peace, but the city of contradictions.

While Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to call Jerusalem a united city, he is blind to the needs of a third of its population. There can be no unity in a city where there is no equality between its residents, or where there is only infrastructure on the Jewish side of town.

There is no unity in a city where most Palestinians cannot get permits to build new homes.

There is no unity in a city where thousands of classrooms are missing from the East side.

I can’t help but wonder what kind of Jerusalem we are fighting for. Today the city feels like a military canton.

A Palestinian can’t walk 100 meters without being stopped by the police.

Traffic is unbearable and security checks are humiliating with people being asked to removed pants and shirts in public.

Currently, Israelis walk the streets looking over their shoulders, to make sure no one is approaching from behind (the stabbing tactics). West Jerusalem is empty; people are not taking chances riding buses or going to restaurants.

On the Palestinian side people are also angry, frustrated, and afraid. Some express the notion that we should not be the only ones living in misery, asking, “Why should we suffer from the Occupation, while Israelis live in a bubble?”

It is not that Palestinians believe an Intifada of knives will bring freedom. But the political process is dead, the settlements continue devouring what little land is left for a Palestinian state, and raising a Palestinian flag at the UN hasn’t changed one fact on the ground.

The cases of Muhammad and Sarah remind me that I am also a resident of a different Jerusalem— a Jerusalem that can be an example of how Palestinians and Israelis can live together in peace.

This Jerusalem is only seen in glimpses of day-to-day human interactions: I see it in individual Israelis and Palestinians like Muhammad and Sarah, people who refuse to be enemies and refuse to accept the “us-them” duality.

In a time when our leaders and politicians are failing us, these individuals go out of their way to create a different reality. They are the real inspirational leaders and the true hope of Jerusalem.

How Chocolate Brands Exploit Child Slaves?

Americans spend over a billion dollars every Halloween on chocolate, accounting for 10% of most chocolate company’s annual revenue.

And the average American citizen eats over 11 pounds of chocolate a year.

So this Halloween, use your money to let them know that child slavery will not be tolerated by American consumers.

Cocoa-Child-Laborer


Here’s a handy guide to help avoid buying Halloween treats produced by child slaves.

Last September, a lawsuit was filed against 8 companies – including Hershey, Mars, and Nestle – alleging that the companies were duping consumers into “unwittingly” funding the child slave labor trade in West Africa, home to two-thirds of the world’s cacao beans.

Worker ages range from 11-16 (sometimes younger).

They are trapped in isolated farms, where they work 80 to 100 hours a week.

The film Slavery: A Global Investigation spoke with freed children who reported that they were often beaten with fists and belts and whips.

The beatings were a part of my life,Aly Diabate, a freed slave, told reporters.

“Anytime they loaded you with bags (of cocoa beans) and you fell while carrying them, nobody helped you. Instead they beat you and beat you until you picked it up again.”

To help you avoid supporting slavery this Halloween, Here’s are ten chocolate companies that benefit from child slave labor:

Hershey

Mars

Nestle

ADM Cocoa

Guittard Chocolate Company

Godiva

Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut

Fowler’s Chocolate

Kraft

See’s Candies

Legislation nearly passed in 2001 in which the FDA would implement “slave free” labeling on the packaging.

Before the legislation made it to a vote, the chocolate industry – including Nestle, Hershey, and Mars – used its corporate money to stop it by “promising” to self-regulate and end child slavery in their businesses by 2005. This deadline has repeatedly been pushed back, with the current goal now at 2020.

Meanwhile, the number of children working in the cocoa industry has increased by 51 percent from 2009 to 2014.

As one freed boy put it: “They enjoy something I suffered to make; I worked hard for them but saw no benefit. They are eating my flesh.”

Here is a list of more socially conscious companies who have made a point to avoid profiting off the suffering of child labor:

Clif Bar

Green and Black’s

Koppers Chocolate

L.A. Burdick Chocolates

Denman Island Chocolate

Gardners Candie

Montezuma’s Chocolates

Newman’s Own Organics

Kailua Candy Company

Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company

Rapunzel Pure Organics

The Endangered Species Chocolate Company

Cloud Nine

(Question: How higher are their prices? How much real chocolate they contain?)

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article previously listed Dagoba Organic Chocolate as a company that doesn’t rely on child slave labor. US Uncut has since learned that Dagoba Organic Chocolate was purchased by Hershey’s, one of the ten candy companies listed here that uses child slaves. We have since amended the list and apologize for the error. -CRG)

Note: Multinationals don’t generally buy socially conscious companies outright or publicly. They tacitly sell them most of the cocoa they need.

 


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