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Decline in Childhood Play Related to Rising Anxiety and Depression in Children, Adolescents

2nd July 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” ~ Charles Schaefer

Every generation since the 1950s has experienced a decline in free play. During the holidays in my parent’s generation, kids left the house in the morning and were told to be home by dinner. They went out into the streets, met up with other neighbourhood kids and played all day long. During my own childhood things were a little more supervised, but we still had ample time to play beyond the watchful eyes of our parents.

Today most children are rarely left to their own devices. In an attempt keep our kids safe and provide them with all they need to ensure they have every chance for a happy, successful life, we fill up their days with activities, structured opportunities to learn and seductive screen time. However, as well meaning as this approach might be, there is increasing evidence that it may be doing more harm than good.

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Honeybees Pick Up an Alarming Number of Pesticides from Non-Crop Plants, Purdue Researchers Find

1st July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Honeybees have had a hard time over the last several decades — colony collapse disorder, habitat destruction and exposure to increasing levels of chemicals in the environment. Approximately 40% of bee colonies in the U.S. perished last year, and the numbers are climbing.

Dr. Dennis van Engelsdorp, an entomologist from the University of Maryland, believes there are three factors influencing the decline in honeybees: The varroa mite, poor nutrition and pesticides. Researchers are especially concerned about the latest findings from Purdue University, which found honeybees pick up an ‘astonishing’ level of pesticides during their rounds — much higher than previously thought.

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The Spiritual Significance of Brexit in the Great 5D Earth Shift

30th June 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The ‘unthinkable’ happened in the UK when a majority voted against the EU ‘big brother’ state. No doubt there was a great complexity of reasons why the people decided to go that way, including fear, nationalism and small-self interest. But there were also many others who voted for greater personal sovereignty — rather than handing over their conscious choice to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

During the polling I went into my heart and asked… “What does the natural flow want?” As Gaia deluged the financial capital of London, to me, the mirror was saying… “Look what the global consumption machine is doing to the planet!”

So what is the greater significance of Brexit going forwards?…

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How Do We Stop Climate Engineering? There Is Only One Way Forward

30th June 2016

By Dane Wigington

Guest writer for Wake Up World

How do we stop the toxic aerosol spraying atrocities that are being carried out in skies all over the globe? What can we do to put an abrupt end to the weather/biological warfare assault? What is the “silver bullet” in the battle to expose and halt the ongoing climate engineering insanity? The simple answer is this: there is no silver bullet.

For well over a decade I have been completely immersed in constant research and constant awareness raising efforts in the battle to expose geoengineering. During this long and arduous march, countless individuals have confronted me in search of a simple cure, a simple solution that will somehow suddenly put a stop to the spraying and put everything back in order, so that they can put this concern to rest and go back to their usual manner of life. No such solution exists. The sooner this fact is accepted the sooner we can move forward with the essential work that needs to be done.
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Boldly Engaging the Ongoing Adventure of Awakening

29th June 2016

By Zen Gardner

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Very new times are upon us. The shift continues to shift in new and amazing ways, challenging even newfound paradigms almost as quickly as we arrive at considering them.

If things aren’t morphing that quickly for you, perhaps you’re not paying attention. Because there’s a good chance they are and you’re just not noticing.

Little things and big things are taking on new shapes and forms. It may appear subtle at first until you tune in, but timeline splits and glitches in the matrix are real, as is this powerful background of vibrational change. We’re beginning to notice things we either were too preoccupied to take note of, took for granted, or were too naive to pay attention to.

But now they are increasingly hard to miss.

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Building Your 5D Reality… Here and Now

29th June 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

It’s time folks. Procrastination has to fall by the wayside now. Allegiance to a dying system must progressively wither and perish, just as the system itself is doing. There will likely be fear about that. It’s okay. Honour it, embrace it, because fear is a tremendous vehicle for growth. It’s in the fear where you can honestly touch your identification — the holding on. Where does it get tight inside? Here’s the answer your soul is seeking out, here’s exactly why you created this moment — for this feeling you’re having now. It’s through these burning doorways that we blaze a trail into a new reality, a higher evolution of being. It’s possible, necessary, and it’s calling you…

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Detoxify, Rejuvenate and Feel Fantastic – Fast!

28th June 2016

By Katrin Geist

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A Simple Way to Regain and Maintain Your Health

It’s funny: when searching for a nice image to go with this article, the only picture coming up for “fasting” was an empty plate with knife and fork. Quite unimaginative, let alone positive. But it probably shows what many people associate with the word “fasting”: lack, going hungry, no food allowed, a punitive act even.

To me, fasting represents none of those. While some people use it for weight loss, this is not my motivation. Shedding weight may be a welcome side effect, but not the reason for fasting. That is something else: to give the digestive system a break and to detoxify the body. Simple as that. One can fast for shorter or longer periods: we do it every night, breaking fast every morning, at breakfast. So don’t say you can’t do it, because, if you can read this, you’re already an expert of many years. 

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If You Care About Animals and the Earth, Here’s Why You Need to Boycott Palm Oil Immediately

25th June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Found in an astounding array of foods — like baked goods, cookies, chocolate, potato chips and milk — palm oil is in half of the packaged foods that line our supermarket shelves today. It’s also heavily used in cosmetics and toiletries, to increase the feeling of creaminess in products ranging from soap to shampoo, detergents and toothpaste. The oil is used increasingly for biofuel as well. Add to this a high demand in Myanmar and Indonesia as a replacement for coconut and peanut oil, and palm oil tops the list as the most widely used vegetable oil in the world, surpassing even soy.

What most people don’t realize is how damaging the crop is to rain forests, animals and the environment. It’s one of the most destructive crops in the world — and the situation is only becoming worse…

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Lucid Dreaming as a Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

24th June 2016

By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D.

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Allow me to draw your attention to an apparently surprising thing. If I told you that now, when you are reading these lines, you are in fact asleep, you would certainly believe that I have gone mad.

You are awake, you are concentrating your attention to reading, and you are aware of your environment as well. You can see the furniture of your room, you can hear the call of the birds from the nearby forest. You are also aware of your thoughts and emotions. How can anyone claim that you are asleep at this very moment?

Naturally, you – just like everyone else – sleeps at night. Yes, sometimes you see dreams while you sleep, but right now it is daytime, you are awake. So how could you see dreams?

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Visualization: Are You Using Your Imagination Wisely?

23rd June 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Imagination is our inner vision. It is the magical bridge between the everyday and the ethereal realm, the gateway between the finite and the infinite. Children naturally have vivid imaginations and use this innate faculty to explore and animate life. With the advent of science and rationality, a clear distinction between the fanciful and the concrete came to define our understanding of reality. The magical enchantment of the world largely receded into the cracks and humans were left to operate within the confines of the ordinary, the quantifiable, and the normal. We came to see imagination as something of little value, to be left behind in childhood.

Today we are rediscovering the importance of imagination. Quantum physics has transformed our understanding of the landscape of reality and our role in it. Quantum theory has forced the scientific community to question the assumption that consciousness cannot affect external reality. Increasingly, evidence demonstrates that due to the intimate way we are energetically entangled with all that exists, our thoughts do have the ability to affect our physical world. As a result more people are opening to the possibility that we can indeed use the power of our minds to influence what unfolds in our external reality.

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Modern Science Confirms Yoga’s Many Health Benefits

23rd June 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Modern science now confirms why humans have been practicing yoga since the beginning of recorded history: it is good both for the body and mind.

There is evidence in the archeological record that yoga has been practiced by humans for at least 5,000 years. Whereas this would constitute sufficient evidence for most folks to consider it a practice with real health benefits, as its millions of practitioners widely claim, skeptics say otherwise. They require any activity deemed to be of therapeutic value run the gauntlet of randomized, controlled clinical trials before it is fully accepted within the conventional medical system.

This tendency towards scientism in medicine, or what some call medical monotheism, runs diametrically opposed to the standards of lived-experience – so called “subjectivity” – or anecdotal experience (learning from the experience of others) which is what the majority of the world uses to determine if something has value, or is worth doing or not.

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