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What Happens To Indigo Children When They Grow Up?

I first heard about the Indigo or Crystal children when I was camping in Utah with members of the Rainbow Family. They were called Rainbow children or warriors in the camps I visited. Online I found references to star kids, light children and other meta physic titles. I’d like to point out the similarities in most of these names and themes and talk about why this generational phenomenon is amazing.

For the simplest explanation I will be referring to this group as the indigo children, and it refers to millennials with characteristics I would be happy to see in my own children. Members of this generation are singled out for extraordinary intelligence (in and out of the classroom), intuitive spiritual understandings, and uncharacteristic levels of empathy. In essence, our highly connective and intertwined society are singling out people they believe can change the world.

They are highly resistant to manipulation and insincerity.  They rebel against authority and can have anti-social tendencies; though they have respect and can have great social connections. They gravitate towards older ideas and people: they will oppose many new social forums.  They are the game changers, the generation that will make a decisive difference.

I’m not devaluing the change these young people could unleash upon the world. If nothing else, we need to support youth in their search for their truths and not just Indigos. Every generation has all stars, and with encouragement and protection they have been known to change the world for the better. We have singled out individuals before, for their excellence, in the past. I want to bring this up as a lesson, look back on the triumphs and failures of those who have tried to lift their children to the level gods and saviors.

If you see a really cool young person that you start thinking of them as “hippies,” “hipsters,” or some other demotion, stop. This is a person and while you could very accurately predicting what could or even ‘what should be’, it isn’t your place to dictate their life.

The newest generation is bound to have some personality combinations we’ve never seen. They are the NEW generation after all. The massive amount of information and the on going dissection of every social formation around us has opened our eyes enormously. What did we expect of our children? That they would be fluoride loving, cable watching hapless twits?

We wished for a better future and now it looks at us through the eyes of millennials.

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19 Words For Emotions You Feel But Can’t Explain

To date, there are 1,025,109 words in the English language, and yet there are so few words for explaining how we feel emotionally. Sure, you’ve got sad and happy and angry and so on, but where’s the word describing the feelings of excitement the night before a road trip?

For John Koenig, filling these holes in our language has been his job. In 2009, he started the website The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows and sought to invent words to fill in the gaps of our language. This is some of what he came up with:

Adronitis
(n) Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.

Monachopsis
(n) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.

Vellichor
(n) The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

Rubatosis
(n) The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.

Kenopsia
(n) The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.

Énouement
(n) The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.

Mauerbauertraurigkeit
(n) The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.

Jouska
(n) A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.

Sonder
(n) The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own

Chrysalism
(n) the amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Vemödalen
(n) The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.

Anecdoche
(n) A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening

Ellipsism
(n) A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.

Kuebiko
(n) A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.

Lachesism
The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.

Exulansis
(n) The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

Rückkehrunruhe
(n) The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.

Opia
(n) The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable

Nodus Tollens
(n) The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.

For more, check out The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

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Japanese Taxi Drivers Claim They’ve Picked Up Ghosts Of 2011 Tsunami Victims

On March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan, damaging many buildings and unleashing a devastating tsunami. That day, 15,893 people lost their lives form the quake and wall of water.

Recently, multiple taxi drivers in Japan say they’ve picked up the ghosts of the victims of that tsunami.

7 drivers total have claimed that passengers have entered their vehicle only to vanish into thin air during their ride. One driver described a woman dressed in a coat climbing into the cab asking him to “Please go to the Minamihama (district).”

The driver was puzzled, as that area was “almost empty.” He asked her if she was sure she wanted to go there. In a trembling voice, she replied, “Have I died?”

When the driver turned around to look at her, she was gone.

Another driver said a young man got into his cab asking to go to “Hiyoriyama mountain.” When they arrived, he turned to his passenger, only to find the young man gone.

These accounts are being compiled by Yuka Kudo, a sociology student at Tohuku Gakuin University. She has so far asked 100 drivers if they’ve experienced anything odd since the earthquake and tsunami.

The Japanese are fairly well known for their ambivalent attitudes toward death. This is rooted deeply in pre-Buddhist traditions. In Japanese folklore, the dead are able to manifest themselves as spirits in our world at any time, but most commonly do when they’ve undergone a traumatic experience at death.

What do you think? Are they making it up or really getting fares from beyond the grave?

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This Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To The Brain. Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You To See This

Fasting is the process that a person for goes food for a period of time to achieve a physical or spiritual goal. The positives of fasting have always been up contested. Once having fasted people experience new perspectives, renewed mental focus, a stronger constitution and a clearer relationship with their body. Recent science though is starting to reveal incredible evidence backing this age old practice.

Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute of Aging. Mattson is a world class researcher specializing in the cellular and molecular mechanisms  of different neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. What he and researchers like him have found is amazing though scary for the current concepts of health science.

We can’t look at the subject of fasting as a means of treating patients because large corporations have too much at stake to ever let us see the whole picture. I know That sounds like I’m a crazy man with a conspiracy theory but its true. Over the last to decades more and more scientific practices have been called into question. The medical profession has been bought by the Pharmaceutical brands.

Beyond the pharma companies is the food industry and anyone making a buck off health trends. The more we eat the more they make money. If fasting became an accepted practice they could stand to lose millions. While we have experimental results of fasting being healthy,more research is needed. Though everything we’ve seen is very exciting.

“Dietary changes have long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures have fewer of them when placed on caloric restriction or fasts. It is believed that fasting helps kick-start protective measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit. (Some children with epilepsy have also benefited from a specific high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.) Normal brains, when overfed, can experience another kind of uncontrolled excitation, impairing the brain’s function, Mattson and another researcher reported in January in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience,’ says Mattson.

Fasting experiments had amazing results with animals.

“Calorie restriction (CR) extends life span and retards age-related chronic diseases in a variety of species, including rats, mice, fish, flies, worms, and yeast. The mechanism or mechanisms through which this occurs are unclear.”

We can prove that fasting or calorie restrictive diets have positive effects we are just unclear on how. As the you get hungry the body and brain enter into a ‘survival mode’. The prioritization list for bodily functions changes and is done with the highest efficiency possible to save on resources. One clear reaction is protein production increases which promotes the growth of neurons, the connections between neurons and the strength of the synapses.

Separating the science from the politics will be hard here. This subject spans many subjects that people either hold very dear or make their livings off. This fear of moving forward because we may lose what we have is debilitating

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Nikola Tesla: Life And Times Of A Legend

Nikola Tesla is remembered as a brilliant, world-changing inventor who famously developed the Tesla coil, the alternating current electrical system, rotating magnetic field, and countless other concepts that were left unfinished at the time of his death.

These achievements are celebrated today, as Tesla’s legacy has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few decades. But what is often left out of the legacy is the man himself, and how his personal philosophies and unique lifestyle helped to shape his greatness.

Tesla was born in modern-day Croatia (then part of the Austrian Empire) in 1856. By the time he reached high school, his genius was evident in his ability to perform integral calculus in his head (although his teachers believed he was cheating). Although his father wanted him to become a priest, Tesla was able to convince him to be enrolled in the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz, where he went on to earn high honors until his father’s death in 1879. This period saw him develop a gambling problem, which would cause him to eventually drop out and sever ties with his family.

Tesla’s time at Graz was underscored by a fervent work ethic, which caused his teachers to communicate with his father over concerns of his health and mental wellness. However, Tesla claimed that math and engineering were in his nature, and what seemed like work to others was simply instinct to him.

After wandering Europe, working as a draftsman and electrician, Tesla landed in France, where he began working for Continental Edison. He quickly rose through the ranks, eventually relocating to New York City, where Edison hired him to tackle difficult problems at his Edison Machine Works in Manhattan. He found success at Edison, but eventually left over a wage dispute.

It was at Edison that Tesla found his calling as an inventor, and after leaving went on to found the Tesla Arc Light Company, where he began to make a name for himself. His notorious work ethic bred numerous new and revolutionary ideas. However, Tesla accredited his unique lifestyle to much of his success.

For one, he claimed to sleep for an average of only two hours a day. His work only stopped for short naps with the occasional long ‘recovery sleep.’ To others, this only reinforced their opinions that he was a manic workaholic. He once said: “There are so many things to do I do not want to spend time sleeping needlessly. In my family all were poor sleepers. Time spent in sleep is lost time, we always felt.”

Secondly, Tesla felt that nature and solitude were important keys to the creative process. He credited solitary walks in nature as the key to many of his greatest inventions. “The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude,” he said. “Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”

Lastly, Tesla was a vegetarian (with the exception that he ate egg whites as a source of protein). His diet was based in simplicity, with root vegetables, leafy greens, grains and dairy his main source of nourishment. He is noted for abstaining from tobacco, tea and coffee, but did enjoy whiskey, calling it “The elixir of life” at one time. He did abstain from alcohol during the government prohibition of it, however.

Tesla’s life was long and accomplished, but it was ultimately a selfless nature that drove his desire to improve the world and the lives of his fellow man, a rare trait for businessmen at the time. His achievements rank with the giants of the Industrial revolution, and will cause us to always remember him.

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This Blackboard In New York Asked For Their Biggest Regrets. It’s What They Had In Common That Broke My Heart

Everyone has at least one regret. With our natural desires, comes fear. Fear that we don’t deserve  what we want, fear of loss, fear of judgement; the specific fear stems of desire and if we don’t address these by products of desire they will lead to regret.

A black board was put up in New York city, on it was written, ‘Write Your Biggest Regret’. All that day people strolling by wrote on the board. People of different ages, creeds, races and cultures wrote their regrets on the board. The variety of comments were definitely expansive . The pedestrians listed everything from relationships they never pursued, to loved ones they never forgave to never making the time.

Fear grips all of us at times. Leaping to the next level of our lives can be scary. For instance: new relationships can seem full of uncertainty and time can fool us into thinking we have tomorrow to make things ‘right’. That’s just fear propagating and justifying its own existence.

If we let fear control our now, warp our version of tomorrow, then we have to carry those justifications with us forever. They will warp over time and become regrets.

Don’t let fear weigh you down for the rest of your life! Make mistakes, love and cry, forgive those you love and chase your dreams. Its better to fail in your pursuit of your dreams than carry around the possibilities and failure for the rest of your life! You can only change the present…

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