Visit my new blog!

newHey, readers! I’m just announcing that I have created a new blog called “Awaken from the Dream” that is focused on increasing awareness and spiritual development. I’m really excited about it, and I hope you are, too! If you’re interested in expanding your mind and aim for personal growth, I think you’ll enjoy what I have to say on there. I just submitted my first post literally minutes ago, so please check it out and consider following my new blog.

Here is the address to the new blog: http://www.awakenfromthedream.wordpress.com

I may not post as much new stuff here anymore, but I’m definitely leaving up a lot of what I’ve shared on here because I’m still getting a decent amount of traffic to certain posts. My most popular posts here seem to be ones about INFJs, so I’m glad you other INFJs have successfully found this blog. Hope what I had to say helped you in some way! I may continue making similar posts here about INFJs and other random topics, but I really want to focus more of my time and energy right now on discussing spiritual development. So yeah, hop on over to my new blog, and let me know what you think! I hope to see you there…

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It’s been three years!

"The Three of Cups represents community and groups of people coming together to focus on a common goal for the greater good of others. You may find that by reaching out to others and banding together, you can achieve a huge amount in terms of sharing your positive energy and passion with others, benefiting the wider community. It is a sign that you should seek out other people to celebrate your successes along with you. " - from http://www.biddytarot.com

“The Three of Cups represents community and groups of people coming together to focus on a common goal for the greater good of others. You may find that by reaching out to others and banding together, you can achieve a huge amount in terms of sharing your positive energy and passion with others, benefiting the wider community. It is a sign that you should seek out other people to celebrate your successes along with you. ” – from http://www.biddytarot.com

Hard to believe, but today is the three year anniversary of this blog. I suppose what initially inspired me the most to create this blog was to share my embarrassingly horrible yet hilarious online dating experiences and the valuable lessons that I learned from each of them. Fortunately, as I have stated before, those experiences eventually led to something that was profoundly amazing, and that was the discovery of my soulmate. Then that amazing discovery led to other amazing discoveries, like the awakening of my mind and soul. Like some wise person has probably said before, you can’t plan that shit. There has been so much that has occurred over these past three years, both really good and really bad experiences, that I could not have anticipated happening. There was something significant to learn from them all, so I have done my best not to dwell on why any particular event has happened. I know it is a really trite thing to say, but maybe it was all meant to be.

When I look back at who I was three years ago, in some ways, it is like looking at an entirely different person. Every day, we have the opportunity to get closer and closer to who and what we really are, and I can fairly say that I’ve made some progress there. The reason for mentioning all this is because ever since I have begun to embark on this awakening, I feel like some things from my past don’t fit the new me anymore. Reflecting on why I created this blog three years ago versus the reasons why I blog today, I feel like this blog is a strange mix of the old me with the new me. Sometimes I have considered creating an entirely different blog to focus on conspiracy theories and spiritual topics for the purpose of helping to uplift and awaken people, but then I have been hesitant to abandon this because all those old experiences are still a part of me that have helped shape me into who I am today. I have decided at least to start tidying up around here for the purpose of sharing what resonates with the truth of my soul today. For all my past and future readers, I will inform you of my address if/when I decide to create that new blog.

In this moment, I would like to thank any loyal reader who has bothered to take the time to read any of my posts. I hope that you have benefited in some way from them and will continue to benefit from what I have to share. Thank you to all.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

I recently learned that today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and someone in the cancer community encouraged me to pass along this information through my blog. Many of you may already know that mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, but here is a list of 8 things you should know about the disease. I was quite surprised to learn some of these facts myself.

Re-posted from: http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/emily/8-things-you-should-know-about-mesothelioma.htm

8 Things You Should Know About Mesothelioma

Posted by Emily Walsh

8 Facts About MesotheliomaMesothelioma — a long word you may have heard on a commercial or two, but do you know what it means? This rare and deadly cancer is sadly lacking awareness. In honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day this September 26, read on for the top 8 things you don’t know about this cancer, but should. Then share them. The key to saving lives starts with education.

1. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is invisible to the naked eye. Once inhaled, these fibers may infect the protective lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, or cardiac cavity.

2. No amount of exposure is safe. Just exposing yourself once could put you at risk for developing the disease later on in life. If you were exposed today, you may not be aware until 2043, as the average latency period is about 30 – 40 years.

3. Asbestos was once used in more than 3,000 consumer products. These include household items, some of which may still be in use. Some of these even include hair dryers, crock pots, and cigarette filters.

4. It can be found in many older homes, schools, factories, and commercial buildings. Homes built prior to the 1970’s, along with a myriad of public buildings still could potentially contain asbestos because of the materials used in the original construction.

5. Asbestos exposure is still the LEADING CAUSE of occupational cancer in the US. Even after 30 years since the United States government issued stern warnings about the continued use of asbestos, many workers who were once exposed are now at risk of developing the disease.

6. United States Veterans are at the greatest risk. For many years, asbestos was used across all branches of the military. Many veterans and shipyard workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos from several different applications. US Navy veterans who served during World War II and the Korean Conflict unfortunately have the highest incidences of asbestos related disease, including mesothelioma.

7. Asbestos is still not banned in the US. Federal law requires the newly manufactured products contain no more than 1% asbestos. Although its use is regulated, roughly 30 million pounds are still being used each year.

8. Mesothelioma can be caused by secondary exposure. Family members of those who were directly affected by on-the-job asbestos exposure may also at risk of developing mesothelioma.

Conspiracy theorist or seeker of truth?

Do you doubt what the government tells you? Are you distrustful of stories told to you by the media? Do you believe the average American will never know the complete and accurate version of the story when a major event occurs and hits headlines? Do you think the government has been scheming and preparing for something big that we can’t even imagine yet?

If you said yes to any of the above, many people may be quick to dismiss you as a wacky conspiracy theorist who hides out in a basement and dwells on absurd crackpot ideas all days. If you said yes to any of the above, I might call you a skeptic, a truth seeker, a thinker, and someone who has enough sense to know that the government usually has a hidden agenda that they will never admit.

I will probably be looked at as a paranoid conspiracy theorist when I tell you all the things I doubt. For starters, I’m not totally convinced that U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. I think the government may have played a part in the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. I think the government had knowledge of the 9/11 attacks before they occurred and that they intentionally did nothing to prevent them from happening. I don’t think Adam Lanza had anything to do with the Sandy Hook school shooting. When it comes to gun control, I don’t think public safety is the driving force or main concern. I’m very skeptical when I hear any news story about a “quiet loner” shooting people in a public setting for no apparent reason. It also makes me skeptical when I hear that drills took place on the very same day that “terrorist” attacks occurred, which brings me to the latest event. I’m part of the 20% of Americans who believe the Boston Marathon bombing was a false flag operation.

Yeah, you now might be thinking “Oh, so she’s one of those kind of people.” Earlier I told my boyfriend I was blogging about false flags and conspiracy theories, and he said, “You’re going to write about that? I can’t wait to read the comments. People are going to try to make you out to sound crazy and like you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Yes, that might be the case (because it’s what usually happens). I once mentioned to someone that the surface of the moon is not simply that off-white color you see when you look up in the sky or at photographs. The moon’s surface has more colors than most people realize, and my boyfriend is the one who informed me of this since he loves learning about space. Well, when I tried to share this bit of info with someone, my opinion was shot down as a conspiracy and I was made to look like a fool. It’s amazing how some people so steadfastly cling to their ignorance and will not even consider another’s opinion, especially when that other opinion is possibly the truth. I recently mentioned to a classmate my skepticism about why the video of the Boston bombers planting the bombs will not be shown, and she basically said, “I guess some things are just top secret like that.” Right. I just shrug my shoulders in most of these cases and either shut my mouth or walk away. Some people are too ill-informed and brainwashed to even argue with.

I don’t expect everyone to believe what I believe, but I ask that every one of you reading this to search for the truth. Many of you probably already do this, but I know that many people blindly accept what is presented to them by the media. They can’t ever imagine that the government could be up to no good. If a reporter said it on national tv or someone caught the event on video, it must be true, right? Just because someone says it on the news does not make it a fact, and just because there is video footage of an event does not mean that it was not staged. I’ve learned not to be so gullible. I think the first time I became suspicious of the US govt. was after the 9/11 attacks. Now anytime I hear about an attack or a mass shooting, I can’t help but wonder if the government played a role in it. Too suspicious? I don’t know, maybe. I just want to hear different versions of a story before drawing a conclusion. Sounds reasonable, right? Well how come so many people fail to do that?

I remember a former professor’s advice to the class. He told us we should never trust the official story given to us and that we have the responsibility to seek multiple sources of information before we can understand the truth. He shared how in his childhood, the history books always presented a fairly pleasant story of the Native Americans and the Europeans. It wasn’t until later in life that he learned how the Europeans deceitfully and wrongfully stole the Native Americans’ land and that this was a story that had always been kept out of his history books. I suppose from that day forward, he knew not to trust the official story until he had done his own investigation for more facts. He learned that some people try to control our minds by preventing us from knowing what really happened.

Whether you now think of me as a conspiracy theorist or a seeker of truth, I hope you’ll search more for the truth and not be so quick to dismiss someone’s opinion that goes against the mainstream as a harebrained idea. Skepticism and differing theories should not always be equated with people who wear a tinfoil hat. I like this quote from Benjamin Franklin – “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”

Excellent videos for the skeptics and truth seekers:

Documentary about the moon landing

John F. Kennedy’s powerful speech about truth and concealment

Sandy Hook inconsistencies

Sandy Hook more inconsistencies

C-Span callers – Boston False Flag

Boston False Flag

Plans for modern day concentration camps

The First Post

It’s about time. I’ve finally decided to join the world of blogging! This is my first post ever, so please be try to be patient and understanding if this first post turns out to be completely unoriginal and god-awful boring. I suppose I’ve created this blog as a means of expressing my observations and frustrations with people and the world, and hopefully I can do it without coming across as too much of a cranky cynic.

I’m a huge introvert, which obviously has a major influence on how I choose to live my life. My introverted nature combined with a general dislike of most people means I could live a pretty content life as a hermit in solitude. I actually tried that out once during a long bout of depression, but I wasn’t happy with the results. I need about one or two special people in my life. That’s enough. It’s really about all I can handle.

I just graduated with my B.A. in Psychology about a week ago and will soon begin my first semester of grad school in the fall. Ironically enough, of all fields, I’ve decided to pursue a career in social work. It’s quite the conundrum to feel so annoyed with people but wanting to spend your life helping them. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping this works out for the best.

My main interests are shoegaze music, cats, vintage fashion (anything from 1920s-60s), reading novels, going on picnics, the beach, thrift store shopping, David Lynch films, art, and getting involved in an occasional crafty project. I don’t consider my taste in music, film, fashion, etc. to be extraordinarily obscure, but it’s obscure enough in the areas that I’ve lived.

I suppose this is enough for my first post, and I’ll most definitely share more of myself and my interests along the way. For anyone who happens to stumble across my blog, I’d love to receive comments, feedback, or any constructive criticism you might have to offer. Other than that, hope everyone out there is happy, in good health, and loving life! Ciao.