Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Organic Personal Care Market – Seeing Sustainable Growth

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Every industry has had to make process and ingredient changes so that they can be considered as environmentally conscious. The use of chemicals in production is now becoming a strict no-no for many industries, and they have brought out their own range of eco-friendly products. An industry that perhaps has undergone some of the most radical changes in its processes is the personal care segment, with the introduction of organic products.

The current decade, due to end soon, is expected to be remembered for the global attention towards climate change, as well as the introduction of sustainable products in our lives. Every industry has had to make process and ingredient changes so that they

Source: Organic Personal Care Market – Seeing Sustainable Growth

In the beauty and personal care industry, a mantra being followed strongly has been ‘Less is More’, signifying a shift towards the use of organic ingredients and…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Consumption of Avocados May Reduce Adult Weight Gain but Depend on Initial Body Mass Index

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Avocados (Persea americana, Lauraceae) are nutrient-dense and medium-caloric food. They provide dietary fiber, phytochemicals, mannoheptulose, and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). In vivo studies indicate an association between lower body weight and avocado consumption. However, according to the authors, very few studies have examined the relationship between avocado intake and adiposity in humans, with inconsistent results. The authors state that no large epidemiological studies have evaluated the longitudinal relationship between avocado intake and changes in weight or obesity risk. Hence, the purpose of this longitudinal registry study was to examine the effect of habitual avocado intake on adult weight gain and changes in body mass index (BMI).

This analysis uses the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) cohort. The full cohort comprises approximately 96,000 people of which approximately 65% are women and 27% are African American. The participants lived in the United States or Canada at the time of enrollment. The…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 14, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 14, 2020 — atituṭṭhi — extreme joy

Sukhā virāgatā loke,
Kāmānaṃ samatikkamo;
Asmimānassa yo vinayo —
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.

Blissful is passionlessness in the world,
The overcoming of sensual desires;
But the abolition of the conceit I am —
That is truly the supreme bliss.

Udāna 2.11
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Resonance: Beings of Frequency (FULL DOCUMENTARY)

The first documentary film to investigate the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. Resonance takes a deeper look at how humanity is reacting to the most profound environmental change the planet has ever seen. Two billion years ago life first appeared on earth, a planet bathed in a natural electromagnetic frequency. As life slowly evolved from simple to complex organisms, it did so surrounded by this frequency, forming a harmonic relationship with it, a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend. New research is showing that exposure to this frequency is vital to human beings. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, it aids our immune system, and it improves our overall sense of well-being. Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are suffused with them. Our cells communicate using electromagnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions using frequency waves. Without them, we could not exist.

Permaculture | The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is developing off-grid villages that grow their own food and generate their own power

ReGen Villages is a real estate development company aiming to build small, high-tech, self-sufficient residential communities around the world.

Source: The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is developing off-grid villages that grow their own food and generate their own power

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 11, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 11, 2020 — sukhādhivahaṃ — brings happiness, bliss

Tato adinnaṃ parivajjayeyya
kiñci kvaci sāvako bujjhamāno.
Na hāraye harataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ adinnaṃ parivajjayeyya.

A disciple should avoid taking
anything from anywhere knowing it (to belong to another).
One should not steal nor incite another to steal.
One should completely avoid theft.

Sutta Nipāta 2.397
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 10, 2020

Pāṇaṃ na hane na ca ghātayeyya,
na cānujaññā hanataṃ paresaṃ,
sabbesu bhūtesu nidhāya daṇḍaṃ.
Ye thāvarā ye ca tasā santi loke.

One should not kill a living being,
nor cause it to be killed,
nor should one incite another to kill.
Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.

Sutta Nipāta 2.396
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland

Public Health | I Am A Research Nurse, I Am Going To Put This As Blunt As Possible, Don’t Vaccinate, You Are Killing Your Children.

Truth To Power

I am a nurse, I was involved in vaccine research. There is corruption everywhere. Some of the things I discovered are horrific, but I have signed a non disclosure agreement so I cannot discuss what I have seen. I did research for Phizer and Merck. PLEASE JUST DON’T VACCINATE. 

Dr Judy Mikovits Jailed For Exposing deadly viral Neurotoxins in all vaccines. Molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines.

The Vaccine Court Has Paid Over $4.5 Billion Dollars In Compensation To Families For Vaccine Injury And Death. ONLY 0NE PERCENT OF VACCINE INJURIES AND DEATHS ARE REPORTED. CARE TO GUESS HOW MUCH 99 TIMES $4.5 BILLION IS ………A LOT OF MONEY!

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 09, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 09, 2020 — anuvāta — a forward wind, the wind that blows from behind, a favorable wind

Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
disvā kammakiliṭṭhamattano.

The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.

Dhammapada 1.15
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Hemp: The Natural Response to Plastic Pollution

The current rate of plastic production is about one billion tons in three years. That is what a 2016 article in ScienceDaily says, quoting a University of Leicester study. Plastic is inert and hard to degrade. So it becomes a toxic techno-waste that has severe polluting effects on the earth’s biodiversity.

National Geographic reports that plastic kills millions of marine and land animals every year. Experts have found that we are all consuming microplastics. The effects of these microplastics in the food supply may cause damage to our digestive and reproductive systems and eventually lead to an early death.

Mother Nature has provided a simple solution to this menace: The Hemp Plant.  […]

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Daily Words of the Buddha for February 08, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 08, 2020
tejin — having light or splendour, shining forth, glorious

Yadā have pātubhavanti dhammā
Ātāpino jhāyato brāhmaṇassa,
Athassa kaṅkhā vapayanti sabbā
Yato pajānāti sahetudhammaṃ.

When things become manifest
To the ardent meditating brahmin,
All one’s doubts then vanish since one understands
Each thing along with its cause.

Udāna 1.1
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland

Deaf Man Adopts Adorable Deaf Rescue Pup and Teaches Him Sign Language

Lab mix Emerson was just a 6-week-old pup when he was rescued from a shelter in Florida. Lindsay Powers, from foster-based rescue NFR Maine, later introduced Emerson to his new home in the northern state. She also found out something special about Emerson: he was deaf.  […]

Source: Deaf Man Adopts Adorable Deaf Rescue Pup and Teaches Him Sign Language

Daily Words of the Buddha for February 07, 2020

Pāli Word a Day for February 07, 2020
titikkhati — to bear, endure, stand

Yathā agāraṃ ducchannaṃ vuṭṭhī samativijjhati,
evaṃ abhāvitaṃ cittaṃ rāgo samativijjhati.

Just as rain breaks through an ill-thatched house,
so passion penetrates an undeveloped mind.

Dhammapada 1.13
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Astrology | Full Moon in Leo 2020: The courage to follow the heart

The Full Moon in Leo will be gracing us on February 8th and 9th depending on where you are in the world. This is a powerful moon that is aiding us in the process of recalibrating the heart and upgrading the heart chakra to new levels we have yet to experience on a collective level.  […]

 

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U.S. Trial Finds CRISPR-Edited Cells Are Safe in Cancer Patients

For years, scientists have hoped to use the gene-editing technology CRISPR to help treat all sorts of diseases, including cancer. Now for the first time in the U.S., researchers say they’ve shown that CRISPR-edited immune cells can be safely given to cancer patients and survive for up to nine months—a finding that may signal CRISPR’s future as part of an emerging cancer treatment known as immunotherapy.

Source: U.S. Trial Finds CRISPR-Edited Cells Are Safe in Cancer Patients

Cancer’s genetic secrets revealed through massive international study

Cancer is a hugely complicated disease, and understanding how it starts and how it can be treated requires an equally enormous effort from scientists. That effort is well underway with the Pan-Cancer Project, an international collaboration dedicated to analyzing thousands of whole cancer genomes. And now, the comprehensive results are being published in 23 separate papers, revealing new details about cancer’s causes and development, and how it can be classified, diagnosed and treated.

Source: Cancer’s genetic secrets revealed through massive international study

Energy Update | February 6, 2020, with Matt Kahn

Feeling blocked does not mean anything is in your way. That’s just an old way of interpreting the mysterious complexities of life while confusing self-criticism and blame for new forms of insight. Quite literally, feeling blocked means you are in such a state of expectation that you are innocently blocked from seeing the circumstances of this very moment as evidence of what’s already on its way. The reason you may live in drastic states of anticipation is because you are an intuitive being who is so excited about what the future holds, you can’t help but do everything in your power to rush towards it.

The opposite of feeling blocked is being in the flow.

Quite literally, being in the flow means you are advancing towards the future in a more balanced, heart-centered, and grounded way– so much so, you are able to clearly see each moment as auspicious evidence of what is already flowing in your direction. The notion that you have to fix your blocks and ‘do everything you can’ to stay in the flow is an old paradigm way of unknowingly blocking the awareness of life’s inherent flow. It is simply the case of life planting seeds of possibility, only to refine the process as individual and collective consciousness ripens in maturity.

Most who teach these old models have been mislead themselves– no one is instructing this to intentionally mislead you. The initial messaging was to help you accept your power as a Divine co-creator. Now, the Universe refines its message to retrieve such concepts from the grip of ego so you are able to take in the next level of this cosmic truth. Such a new model of co-creation helps you see the art of manifestation beyond the vibration of fear. The fear-based equation of “if I don’t do this, I can’t have that” or “unless I do this compulsively, there’s no way I can have what I want” are two examples of rather clever ways in which the spiritual ego attempts to sell you on micro-management as an essential spiritual practice. From this space of clarity, you may also see how trying to stay at a certain vibration all the time is simply a recipe for ungrounded manic behavior. Such an erratic frequency may only lead to frustration, disappointment, confusion, apathy, depression, and exhaustion.

Whether you have spent a weekend walking on coals, chanting or ‘high-fiving’ strangers in a hotel ball room, breaking boards with your bare hands, or declaring to the Universe that you are ready for something bigger, these are simply activities you choose to do with your time while awaiting what was always destined to come– but only at the very moment that inspires the greatest expansion of your consciousness, wisdom, and maturity.

This means you can feel blocked for as little or as much as possible and never miss out on the magnificent creations that are seeking you more precisely than you can ever seek them. There is free will, but it has more to do with how you choose to see each moment so you aren’t waiting for external circumstances to free you from an inner prison that is only as confining as the conclusions in your mind. As you spiritually evolve, you no longer hold your breath for what’s to come, nor do you imagine ‘it’ having the power to make you any happier. ‘It’ is simply one of many gifts the Universe is providing in each and every breath.

Once the things labeled as adversities and set-backs are welcomed as gifts equal to the outcomes you anticipate and desire, a life-long spiritual aspirant has successfully transitioned into the path of mastery.

This is a space where there is no such thing as blaming yourself for the amount of time each outcome takes to manifest; rather you accept it simply as a perfect set up to help you notice, acknowledge, and see through the limiting ideas you’ve believed. And yet, not even a limiting belief can stall destiny or make it come slower. It’s merely the inner-workings of a wise and loving Universe that doesn’t wish for anyone to be twisted in knots and confused about reality, while serving the highest desire of Source to know itself as you. Simply put, if you think the conventional notions of manifestation is a high level skill set, you can’t imagine the depth of mastery that awakens once you let go and let the perfection of destiny be your invisible vision board.

If you’re asking, “If it’s all such a perfect set-up, what do in-between the arrival of each gift of creation?”

The answer is simple: notice the suffering of the planet and dare to serve someone in need, and may it begin with you.

All For Love,

Matt Kahn

Energy Update | February 5, 2020

You deserve some good news right now! It’s your time to receive! So many changes are happening in your life because you’re entering a new season where everything will start to go your way. It’s time. You had enough lessons. You did the work. You overcame so much. You believed even when it was hard to. You never gave up. You pushed through it all. Now it’s your turn to receive in a major way. If you want to experience something great, then start thinking, feeling, and being great. Look for what’s good and what’s right in your life. There’s so many blessings that surround you but sometimes you might be thinking too much about what didn’t work out or what should have happened. The past is gone

Don’t count yourself out. Some of the things that are going to unfold in your life are still in the seed stay stage getting ready to flourish. All your inner work, efforts, action, visualizations, transformations and dedication to growth is about to pay off. You have the choice to accept greatness into your life. You have the power to change your life and to recreate yourself. Always be optimistic, hopeful, and positive that things are going to work out for you. No matter what’s happening, you can decide right now with a shift of your mindset and a change of attitude that blessings will enter your life. There’s great hope for you. Just believe and let what goes go and what comes come.

Don’t ask for change then try to avoid the process. It’s okay to be uncomfortable when you’re stepping it up. The universe is getting ready to bless you and bring you great opportunities. Don’t resist the process even when it doesn’t make sense. Don’t be afraid to let go, flow, and allow. Take the lessons. Do the actions that are necessary and watch what shows up. Pay attention to the signs. You’re being guided to where you belong. Everything will make sense. You’ll look back and be glad that you set the intention that something great is going to happen for you.