Robert F. Kennedy Children's Health Defense

I, and Touch the Future, recently became a member of The Children's Health Defense, organized by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. I encourage you to do the same.

See https://childrenshealthdefense.org

Michael

The Top 10 Stories of 2018  

Children's health, vaccine safety, research, government corruption, media bias...Below are the most popular stories of 2018.

Themes: 
vaccinations

It is so easy to forget

It is so easy to forget.

Of all the energy, of all the matter, of all the swirling galaxies, stars and planets there is a tiny speck that is sentient, and of that tiny speck there is a microscopic dot that is human with our vast, unlimited capacity to love, to create and care for all that is not ourselves. Amazing grace, indeed. But it is so easy to forget the vastness, the miracle that we are, enchanted with our capacity to enchant, forgetting that we are enchanted, forgetting what we really are and how easy it is to love, how natural it is to be kind to everything, like berating. This way to a different new year….

Michael

Themes: 
unconditional love

Is there a Santa? Does he drink Coca-Cola?

Tis the night before Christmas and we are surrounded by images that kindle deep feelings, but of what? We barely know, the reaction to the image happens so quickly. As angels don’t need wings, the images that represent the vast majesty and mystery of the Winter Solstice; the emergence of something completely new, the birth of the Christ, not some mythic image in the sky, rather our highest capacities, embodied and touching others, are often hidden by the surface icon. So often we react mechanically to the image and miss this spirit that animates.

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santa

Winter Solstice

Standing Naked In The Mystery

I return each winter when the moon is full
and the stars shine bright in the black sky.

I return to a quiet place that has been
in the heart and soul of humanity – forever
when the heavens stand still for just a moment
in this quiet place I’m sure we all feel.

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solstice

Can you feel my heart sing?

Themes: 
touch
attunement
bonding

This is only the beginning (corrected)

Corrected link below.

The inner is the outer. Our collective psyche, what we call our social ego, projects itself outside as culture which loops back and shapes our personal psyche. What we call consciousness is a house of mirrors. We think we are in control only to find out that what we think has, to a disturbing degree, been implanted. Then, along comes radio, television, computers and the internet flooding our inner-world like Katerina flooded New Orleans. As Jerry Mander noted way back in 1978, in his Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, many of the problems with television are inherent in the medium and technology itself, thus cannot be reformed, for the common good that is. They can and are being used and manipulated by the very few and powerful to control the rest, meaning you and me.

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media
freedom
censorship
vaccinations

How are our children going to learn this?

A Dozen Things No Election Will Change

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model imperative

High Risk, All Grown Up - Commentary

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male vulnerability
violence
sexual violence

Of Course the Predators Ate Him

Fight-Flight is a fear-startle reflex emerging deep in the sensory motor brain, the so called ancient ‘reptilian’ brain. The pursuit of egotistic gratification turned predator, sexual or otherwise, is not fight-flight, rather, patterns of violence embedded early in the formation of the ego or social-emotional self-image, what we generally refer to as ego.

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bonding
sexual violence
male vulnerability

High Risk And All Grown Up


As the media-dust stirred from alleged sexual abuse of young women by the newly appointed justice to the Supreme Court fell, blanketing the land with its gray shock-and-awe numbness, a mother wrote: predator abuse, sexual and misogyny in general, of women, children and, I declare, the environment, is rooted in the way we model and condition our children, more specifically young boys. Quite right. She then prescribed a few well intended interventions –mostly in vain.

https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/52731-ending-sexual....

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