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Choosing Love

Recent world events are a sign of inevitable change and we have the power to choose how that happens, says David G Arenson

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense theft from those who are hungry and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

The flames burning up Gaza and flying missiles into the holy land, planes disappearing and being blown from the sky are all indicative of a final cleansing. African incursions, North Korean madness, Middle Eastern radicalisation, explosions in Russia, the list continues with conflicts, and the manipulation of people.

The times we live in are expressing the archetype of change, exposure and purging. The end of days is arising from the dust of burning empires.

It must be built on the embers of the past. Destruction precedes new birth and awakening.

"It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Since our history has been leading up to this, we require a grand culmination of destructiveness. This is the way it has to be.

New seeds need to be planted by first experiencing, encompassing and ultimately releasing that which no longer serves us as a human species and planet. To make new choices, first we need to release the past.

As sensitive human beings experiencing such global trauma, we must stay calm and sure, remain at peace, grounded and centred. We must not be carried away by the media messages. In fact, it's far more healthy to disconnect from TV, newspapers and radio news.

The media channels express the darkness and fear that exists on the outer edge of the wound. They suppress the joy of the arising heart beating within the global psyche. A new earth is emerging and forming from the flames of the fear and control that has been our heritage.

A new consciousness is arising from the old empires falling. The excitement is palpable as is the traumatic exposure of all that has been hidden and suppressed.

The healing of the global soul requires that nothing be hidden anymore - that all that has been repressed must come forward and be expressed.

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Nova View:
Stay calm and grounded to find peace

Life is a mass of contradictions isn’t it. Take for just one example our super connected world - many would say over connected world.

And, little by little, I’m starting to agree with them.

While ever more advanced communications technology is opening up our world at an amazing pace and bypassing all those old barriers of time and distance that used to limit us in so many ways, there’s a downside too.

It’s becoming too much and it’s having an effect on our collective psyche.

In my conversations with all sorts of people in the NOVA community, as well as family and friends, I’m becoming aware, especially in recent months, that people have had enough of the daily assault on their senses and are turning off - literally - to nurture their own precious peace of mind.

Of course, we all need to be aware of the major events that affect our lives, but the tragic irony of so much of today’s 24/7 news cycle and social media is that it has been hijacked by those who seek a global audience for their atrocities and rantings - and they’re getting it! And so much else is confected outrage purely for the purpose of boosting ratings and online hits.

So as an antidote I recommend taking the advice of David Arenson in our story “Choosing Love” to stay calm and grounded by turning off this noisy babble.

Instead, focus on the “here and now” of your life and make those conscious connections that nurture and honour you.

It’s only when we have found peace in our own minds and hearts that we can hope to spread a little bit of it around!

Weeding out the rubbish also has the benefit of opening up fertile ground for truly amazing connections - like our own Facebook community who strike me as caring and compassionate people, or our first submission from a reader in Slovenia (“Star Creatures”), or readers who thank us for what we do every month. Such messages are perfect gems...

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Margaret Evans

Margaret Evans
NOVA Editor
September 2014

Medicine or Dogma?
Antidepressant Overload

Dogma has taken the place of fact in much of Western medicine, says Peter Dingle PhD - and our societies have never been sicker.  

Hippocrates said “There are, in effect, two things: to know and to believe one knows. To know is science and to believe one knows is ignorance.”

Unfortunately, most of modern medicine has become dogma. “Dogma” is any belief that is held stubbornly. When you repeat something over enough times it becomes a belief. It is repeated in the papers and all media messages and sent to doctors in a never-ending stream. 

Medicine prides itself on being a science; however it is not. Science used correctly can be a marvellous thing. The role of science is to observe, explore, clarify, ask questions, form a hypothesis and have open debate. Most people don’t understand that science is based on hypothesis, not fact. A theory is proposed and it is supported or proven wrong. In medicine, we confuse hypotheses with facts. All that information about cholesterol being a killer is a hypothesis, or that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin is another hypothesis. They are not facts. And when enough evidence accumulates against them they are disproved unless, like today, there is too much drug money involved. It is upsetting to learn that medicine has pursued a certain direction for decades based on hypothesis that has been shown to be wrong from the onset, particularly when theories are inaccurate and disproved and there are life-threatening and tragic consequences.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids 

Medicine is riddled with major findings that have blocked the advancement of health. Back in the 1940s, Oxford University scientist Hugh Sinclair realised that omega 3 fatty acids were good for us and that the Inuit (indigenous peoples of the Arctic regions) ate vast amounts of fat yet hardly ever suffered from heart disease. He believed this was due to the protective effect of one fat, omega 3, found in oily fish. However, this was too controversial and he was ridiculed and lost his post at the university. Undeterred, he continued to study omega 3 and put himself on an “Eskimo diet” for 100 days; he ate nothing but seal blubber and fish. It took nearly 40 years for this information to be recognised by the mainstream establishment, as all fats were considered “bad”. Now we know that fish oils are associated with reducing many major diseases including CVD and some cancers...

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