I never meant to fall in love with someone else, but I did. There’s a man who I’ve known for 20 years who I met the same year I met my husband. He started working for me 13 years ago, and for the past 3 years we have been in love but trying not to be so we could keep our families together. The best way I can explain what happened to you is that this beautiful man was there for me every day, always had my back, supporting me through days that sometimes felt like being in a war. We fought the elements together, dealt with the world’s most picky and demanding clients, persevered and overcame thousands of challenges … until the one day when I looked into his eyes and realized that the reason he went above and beyond and did everything he did every day was because he loved me, and that was the day I also realized his presence is what made continuing to run this company and get up every day worthwhile. There will be people who will hate and judge us both for leaving our families, but perhaps staying with our families wasn’t fair to them, either, because in the end, you have only this one precious life as the unique and amazing individual you are, and you only have this one opportunity to love someone else with all your heart and soul, like a sunflower bursting open to bloom in the light of the sun. ✨💜🌻💜💫
“What if virtue signaling has nothing to do with being virtuous and everything to do with being conformist? What if cancel-culture is not about canceling hate, but is about cancelling debate? What if fact-checking is really uniformity-checking? What if censorship is not about separating fiction from the truth, but is about separating certain people from their voice? What if every time we self-censor because we are afraid we will be shamed, we lose a piece of our soul?” – Anthony Freda
The media is fanning the flames of division. We need to come together in peace and unity to solve our problems. Don’t give in to fear – this divide and conquer mentality only weakens us. The false belief that we are separate is the source of most of the conflict and suffering in the world. 🌎
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about conflict, about how the media fans the flames of conflict until we are consumed by it. Fires rage all around us – literally and figuratively. The true conflict lies with the mainstream news for hyper-fixating on fear and our differences, rather than trying to create unity and understanding. At a lower level of consciousness, we are consumed by conflict, anxiety, and depression – which is the place we are encouraged to stay at by media. Higher consciousness means promoting truth, unity, peace, and balance. We can’t always avoid conflict, though, because, at times, the truth is unsettling and a powerful catalyst for change. We must be brave enough to confront lies, conflicts of interest, partisanship, and greed. In this case, we aren’t choosing conflict to satisfy our own ego. Conflict becomes the temporary irritant necessary for true change to occur. Choosing to ignore injustice makes us accomplices to victimhood. We must be willing to throw a hammer at the screen of big brother, aka the fear-mongering 24 hour news cycle or censorship on social media, in order to get to the other side, to the place of higher consciousness where lies and hidden agendas and greed are no longer allowed because they simply shrivel up when confronted by the light of day. Be brave and continue to fight corruption wherever you see it. The struggle will be worth it in the end, my friends.
When censorship aligns with your beliefs by removing the content you disagree with, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to it, but it’s a slippery slope because you may be the next one whose speech is targeted. We should all fight censorship, no matter what our beliefs are. The truth is constantly evolving, and we need dissenting opinions to help us see the argument from all sides. Do we really want to live in a world where the opinions of alternative health doctors and advocates like Dr. Mercola and RFK, Jr. are shadow banned on social media platforms and Google? Do we really want to live in a world that is completely ruled by medical tyranny and the belief that only a pill or a vaccine can save you? The fact that mainstream media doesn’t report alternative health treatments shows their collusion with big Pharma, which pays their bills through advertising. Alternative health was being shadow banned even before Covid. It has gotten even worse now. Big Pharma, social media, Google, Bill Gates, and mainstream news are all colluding to become the Big Brother police state with medical tyranny as its primary agenda. 🌎
“What is a conspiracy theory anyway? Sometimes the term is deployed against anyone who questions authority, dissents from dominant paradigms, or thinks that hidden interests influence our leading institutions. As such, it is a way to quash dissent and bully those trying to stand up to abuses of power. One needn’t abandon critical thinking to believe that powerful institutions sometimes collude, conspire, cover up, and are corrupt. If that is what is meant by a conspiracy theory, obviously some of those theories are true. Does anyone remember Enron? Iran-Contra? COINTELPRO? Vioxx? Iraqi weapons of mass destruction? During the time of Covid-19, another level of conspiracy theory has risen to prominence that goes way beyond specific stories of collusion and corruption to posit conspiracy as a core explanatory principle for how the world works. Fuelled by the authoritarian response to the pandemic (justifiable or not, lockdown, quarantine, surveillance and tracking, censorship of misinformation, suspension of freedom of assembly and other civil liberties, and so on are indeed authoritarian), this arch-conspiracy theory holds that an evil, power-hungry cabal of insiders deliberately created the pandemic or is at least ruthlessly exploiting it to frighten the public into accepting a totalitarian world government under permanent medical martial law, a New World Order (NWO). Furthermore, this evil group, this illuminati, pulls the strings of all major governments, corporations, the United Nations, the WHO, the CDC, the media, the intelligence services, the banks, and the NGOs. In other words, they say, everything we are told is a lie, and the world is in the grip of evil. So what do I think about that theory? I think it is a myth. And what is a myth? A myth is not the same thing as a fantasy or a delusion. Myths are vehicles of truth, and that truth needn’t be literal. The classical Greek myths, for example, seem like mere amusements until one decodes them by associating each god with psychosocial forces. In this way, myths bring light to the shadows and reveal what has been repressed.” – Charles Eisenstein
My husband, Anthony, and I are big fans of all the brave work you’re doing. We often share your posts on social media, and have donated to the Children’s Health Defense fund because we believe it to be a very worthy cause, one worth speaking up about and fighting for. As someone who also has dysphonia, I particularly admire your ability to continue speaking publicly in the face of personal adversity. I know how hard that must be. I believe that we are given these kinds of challenges for a reason – perhaps, it’s to be an example to others or, perhaps, it’s so we can overcome our own internal struggle in order to become the true hero that you’ve become in the eyes of many people. I can also see how viciously you’ve been attacked by people who would choose ad hominem insults and the comfort of mainstream conformity over free and independent thinking, and I sympathize with the toll that must take. I want to personally thank you for your bravery and your service and for setting an example to people with dysphonia everywhere of what’s possible when we face our fears and refuse to accept ordinary limitations.
The pineal gland is a small, pea-shaped gland in the middle of the brain, described by Descartes as the seat of the soul. Not much is understood about this gland by modern science. We know that it produces hormones like melatonin, which helps regulate sleep patterns, also known as circadian rhythms. Melatonin also influences our ability to handle stress. Our happiness and well-being may be directly connected to the health and harmony of this little gland. 🌊 The pineal gland is also thought to be the physical manifestation of the third eye chakra. The third eye is thought to be the energetic point where we connect to source and are reminded that the universe is much more mystical than what we can perceive with our physical senses. It’s thought that by awakening the third eye and the pineal gland, we can greatly increase our intuition and connection to the divine. A closed third eye chakra is said to lead to confusion, uncertainty, pessimism, and cynicism. Sages and mystics have long believed that the pineal gland is the “spiritual gland,” from which springs altered states of consciousness and phenomemon like inspiration or intuition. 🌊 Animals also have pineal glands, and in fact, theirs can be much larger than ours at times. When unused, any muscle may become atrophied. Animals are relying on their pineal gland to help guide their instinctive responses more than humans. Another fascinating use of the pineal gland in animals may be related to groups of animals that work together as one mind. We can see this behavior in a flock of birds all moving together in unison. 🌊 Cats, dogs, buffalo, antelope, elephants, and many other animals have all been shown to have extraordinary intuitive ability when it comes to predicting tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, or even air raids as happened in WWII, well in advance of the actual events occurring. These animals started showing symptoms of distress up to 12 hours before such events happened, long before they would have been able to hear anything or feel any movements in the earth. 🌊