Current Events || FDA wants to turn CBD oil into a drug that will cost $32,500 as they ban all other CBD oils

(Editor’s Note: Thank you to ANH-USA for this story.) If we don’t change a key FDA policy, that’s how much you may be forced to pay if you want to purchase CBD oil. Action Alert! RELATED STORY: How To Optimize CBD Oil Effects: 3 Keys To Success For years, consumers have benefitted from access to cheap, safe, and […]

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Soil Microbes And Human Health – Learn About The Natural Antidepressant In Soil

Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain as Prozac without side effects and chemical dependency. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier in this article.  […]

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THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MONOGAMY AND COMMITMENT | Matt Khan

It seems as if marriage is viewed by some on the spiritual path as antiquated or restrictive to the liberated nature of our soul’s natural state. While everyone is free to embrace any particular belief that expresses their deepest personal truth, I wanted to take a moment to explore the spiritual significance of monogamy.

Before highlighting monogamy as an important cornerstone of inner development, it’s essential to pinpoint the most common barrier to it. The ego by nature is afraid of commitment. While it is able to remain committed toward a variety of pursuits, it only knows how to desire through anticipation, incapable of actually receiving the very thing it’s driven to seek. When a spiritual being claims restriction or limitation in a committed relationship, many red flags are raised. If one feels stifled in a relationship, it may be time to leave that partnership and move on. If one is attracted to their partner, but also desires intimacy with others, it is a tell-tale sign of spiritual immaturity attempting to hide in a tantric persona.

The ego can desire a variety of partners for a few key reasons:

One reason is because new partners always offer the energy of contrast which fills the ego with excitement until the newness of such a connection begins to settle. From the viewpoint of ego, it must always seek fresh partners and new experiences on a habitual basis, in order to keep the momentum of conditioning active. Otherwise, the infrastructure of ego begins to implode as the light of realization unravels the ego through waves of boredom and depression.

Simply put, the ego constantly seeks new intimate partners to avoid the unraveling caused by awakening, which often wells up inside of us, when not constantly exchanging old things for newer experiences.

Another reason ego desires multiple partners is because having more than one lover gives the ego something to manage. Whether it is constantly making sure our chakras spin in a certain direction, attempting to keep our vibration at a certain level, or even managing the needs and desires of multiple partners, the ego seeks any form of micromanagement as a way of staying in-tact. Because the ego cannot be permanently satisfied by the love of one, it attempts to raise the stakes by creating scenarios where it is adored by more. Despite the ego’s shortcomings of never having the capacity to receive the intimacy it seeks, as it integrates into the maturity of our awakening soul, we develop the capacity and worthiness to receive the fullness of love as expressed from the intimacy of another.

Whether we are meant to give our love to one soulmate throughout our lives or a few key lovers to be encountered at various stages of our evolution, the importance of monogamy highlights the essence of spiritual expansion.

Monogamy is our ability to be fully present in our current relationships, as a way of unearthing the most fulfilling experiences each partnership is meant to provide. While you may or may not be destined to be together forever, why not give it your full effort, if choosing the beloved that has chosen you?

While the commitment-phobic ego desires the idea of relationship, it is only the soul that benefits from the sacred union shared between two hearts.

When rooted in the soul, two hearts activate the evolution of the other. If incubating in ego, a relationship becomes a means through which conditioning is unraveled by the adversities each partnership encounters. While traditional marriage vows suggest, “till death do us part”, a modern day interpretation can be “till the death of our commitment do us part”.

This means we allow our monogamous relationships to be the sacred space where we put our deepest insights into practice, allowing our own hearts to blossom by how unconditionally we embrace the heart of our beloved, until the hands of time point us in different directions.

The notion that monogamy strips away one’s innate sense of freedom is a belief created by a fear of commitment. While the ego loves exploring options, it has little to no capacity to stand behind a decision. This is because once an option or partner has been chosen, the ego must now shift out of the fantasy of partnership and into the reality of relationship building. It is where the importance of compromise and considering someone else’s experience begins to unravel the self-absorbed patterning of human conditioning.

The spiritual importance of monogamy is a symbol of oneness with the Divine. While the ego yearns to be rescued by Source during moments of need, it is incapable of staying in the light to live out life’s destiny under the cosmic laws of Universal Will. Often times, the ego attempts to align with Source like a racecar pulling into a pit stop. Once repaired, its back in the race until it breaks down further. This is much like relationships, where ego seeks the loving support of another during its most vulnerable moments of growth. As soon as it is no longer in need, it often turns away from the heart that offered such support to find something fresh, new, and exciting to indulge.

Just as we turn inward during our deepest heartfelt surrender to allow our personal will to serve the greater will of our One Eternal Source, in monogamy, we come together in partnership to allow our individual wills to nurture and support the mutual flowering of intimate partnerships. While it is important for both partners to maintain their own individuality, as unique contributions toward the evolution of a mutual bond, it is equally important for a willingness to serve WE instead of just ME to be seen as opportunities to align with the vibration of unity consciousness.

Sometimes relationships have successfully run their course and it may be time to consider whether your current partner is right for your journey ahead. In other cases, it is the ego sensing its own demise, while hoping to preserve the nature of its fantasy by exchanging partners.

When we are able to see sacred partnership as a way in which we become fully invested in our life’s journey, as the perfection of divinity in human form, we are able to freely commit to the heart of our beloved without feeling as if anything will be sacrificed. In the end, the one who bounces around from relationship to relationship, only staying for as long as the newness is felt, ultimately misses out on the joy of true intimacy. Far beyond the fear of boredom in a relationship, there exists a depth of ecstasy, where every moment can be felt as outrageous love -making between two hearts. Such a high level of tantric bliss may be pursued by ego, but only exists for the soul to discover.

No matter how tumultuous any relationship may be, each one has been created to help integrate our deepest wisdom into expressions of practical wisdom, molding us into the most optimal perfection to welcome the arrival of the one we’re meant to love. Whether we are currently celebrating sacred partnership with our long-awaited beloved, being refined for such a relationship, or eagerly anticipating their arrival, may we embrace the importance of monogamy as a way of aligning with the light of Source energy. The more willing we are to be in monogamous relationship with our deepest truth, the more love can fill our hearts to bring forth our most fulfilling reality for the benefit of all.

In sacred partnership, we embrace the heart of another as our own, while cherishing our own needs, so to become better receivers of the one we were born to adore. Whether discovering renewed commitment in our current relationship, opening space for our true beloved to enter, or making our own hearts a more central point of focus, the importance of monogamy is the grace through which the ego is resolved. It is the awakening of unity consciousness.

– Matt Kahn

Discover your Celtic Tree Zodiac Sign & what it Means

Not everyone resonates with the characteristics set out in traditional Western Zodiac signs.

Fortunately, there is another way of discovering more about personalities and behaviours than simply looking at constellations.

The Celts hold an ancient belief that we all derive from trees, and our date of birth is interconnected with the qualities found in nature. They say that the season we were born in is pivotal to the formation of our individual tendencies and traits.  […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Hydrogen Peroxide Can Clear Ear Infections and Remove Ear Wax – Here’s How to Use it 

Many of us keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the household remedy kit. According to HealthLine: “Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid. It’s a combination of hydrogen and oxygen and is available in many strengths (indicated by the percentage of dilution with water). One dilution of hydrogen peroxide is 35 percent […]

Source: Hydrogen Peroxide Can Clear Ear Infections and Remove Ear Wax – Here’s How to Use it – Healthy Food House

The Pagan Origins of Valentine’s Day:  What They Never Told You

I recently discovered some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day’s history. You are going to be surprised: this apparently commercial and consumerism-oriented holiday takes its roots from a very old pagan festival. It used to be celebrated by the ancient Romans under the name of Lupercalia.  […]

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12 Places Your Body Stores Stress and What They Reveal About Your Emotions

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, without being aware that one of its main cause can be stress.  Latest studies show that people who struggle with anxiety and stress constrict their muscles, which causes fatigue and cramps, headaches and IBS. According to the American Institute of Stress: “Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction […]

Source: 12 Places Your Body Stores Stress and What They Reveal About Your Emotions – Healthy Food House

Health and Medicine || Arizona Bill Proposes Full Disclosure of Vaccine Ingredients and Side Effects

Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer has introduced Senate Bill 1115, requiring health care professionals to provide a full list of vaccine ingredients and side effects to adults and parents of minors  […]

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La’au Lapa’au || Here’s What Oncologists Won’t Tell You About The Essential Oils 

An article titled “Essential Oils and Their Constituents as Anticancer Agents: A Mechanistic View”, published by the US National Library of Medicine, reports: “Cancer has emerged as one of the most alarming diseases in the last few decades throughout the world. It is a multifactorial disease contributing towards uncontrolled growth and invasion of the abnormal […]

Source: Here’s What Oncologists Won’t Tell You About The Essential Oils – Healthy Food House

Industry-Sponsored Doctors: New Study Shows Depth of Commercial Influence

Professional education events are heavily sponsored by drug companies promoting their products as the solution. This widely used coercive and misinformation technique where drug risks are exaggerated and side effects minimized was exposed in a recent BMJ Open study.  […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Flaxseed Beats HRT in Reducing Menopause Symptoms in Clinical Study

Both men and women can face menopausal syndrome in varying degrees. But hormone replacement therapy is riddled with risk, from heart disease to cancer. A recent clinical study finds flaxseed beats out HRT therapy in overall effectiveness for menopausal syndrome.  […]

Source: Flaxseed Beats HRT in Reducing Menopause Symptoms in Clinical Study

Hāʻawina Hawaiʻī ʻOīwi || Hawaiian Language Lesson

Fill in the blanks for yourself, or in your posted comments below:

________________________________ is important to me.

So, I am making the commitment to _____________________________________.

I will live up to that commitment by taking this action: ________________________________________________________________________.

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || ABC Publishes Updated Monograph on Scientific and Clinical Research on Pycnogenol

46-page monograph describes scientific data supporting various uses of the French maritime pine bark extract AUSTIN, Texas (February 7, 2019) — The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has pu […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Ashwagandha Improves Effects of Strength Training Exercise

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In Ayurveda, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae) is considered to be a Rasayana, i.e., a rejuvenator. It has been studied for its effects on cognition, mood, joint health, and inflammation. It contains alkaloids, lactones (withanolides), and glycosides, but it is not clear which constituents account for its adaptogenic qualities. The root is the most used part in traditional practice but leaves also contain many bioactive constituents, so some research has begun to explore the use of ashwagandha leaf. Several recent studies have looked at ashwagandha as an athletic performance enhancer, with encouraging results. In this double-blind, randomized controlled trial, the researchers explored the effect of an aqueous extract of ashwagandha leaf and root (Sensoril; Natreon, Inc.; New Brunswick, New Jersey) on exercise outcomes over a 12-week period. The primary outcome measures changed in upper and lower body muscle strength. Secondary outcome measures were changes in body composition, recovery…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Herb of the Month; Cardamom – The Queen of Spices

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Cardamom is the Queen of Spices and has grown lavishly under the tropical canopy on hillsides in the Ghat Mountains on the Malabar Coast of southern India to be harvested by hand and shipped around the world.  The cardamom familiar to India and the western world is called green cardamom and it, along with several other types such as giant cardamom, black cardamom, and bastard cardamom, have been used for cooking, perfumery, incense, and medicine since very early in history.

Ancient Egyptians used it frequently for perfume along with frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, and cassia, and had a recipe for an ointment called “Oil of Lilies” that included the scent from 1000 lilies. It is often mentioned as one of the ingredients of the ancient incense kyphi. Cardamom essential oil is one of the oldest essential oils known in perfumery and in the apothecary. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice after saffron…

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