Wishing you all an enlightening new year :-)

May Peace Love and Fairness for all be the new world re- order!


“Bridge” over our river and some of our olive harvest





Ishmahil Blagrove at Speakers Corner

Ishmahil is a very interesting character, a bit like Tenebroust. I love his incredible just character.

Ishmahil Blagrove Look at the man in the mirror.mp4

 

Ishmahil Blagrove Osama Bin Laden is Dead.mp4


Rosalind Peterson: The Chemtrail Cover-Up

I have seen a number of Chemtrail videos and this  one stands out in many ways so I thought I would share this  thoroughly researched piece of information… By the way although this research specifically concentrates  on California I have seen chemtrails here in Spain and in England. One of the chemtrail formations I saw in Spain was just crazy because at least 5 planes were tooing and froing in circles and crosses in broad day light emmitting chemtrails. Me and a whole lot of neighbours stood their watching this display of audacity…


Carta de Maribel Permuy López a los asesinos de su hijo Jose Couso

En memoria de Jose Couso…

http://www.josecouso.info para mas informacion

Carta de Maribel Permuy López a los asesinos de su hijo
(Miércoles 26 octubre 2005) A petición del suplemento Crónica del periódico El Mundo, Maribel Permuy López, madre de José Couso, ha escrito esta carta a Thomas Gibson, Philip Wolford y Philip de Camp, los militares estadounidenses directamente responsables del asesinato de su hijo y contra quienes va dirigida la querella de la familia en la Audiencia Nacional

«Me da pena pensar en vosotros, siento una inmensa pena. Y no sólo por vosotros. Me estremezco al pensar, por un momento, en vuestras madres. Ellas son madres como yo; mujeres que hemos tenido la bendición de traer vida a este mundo. Mujeres que han luchado, con denuedo, para sacar a sus hijos adelante. Estoy segura de que vuestras madres son así, gente estupenda, madres sacrificadas, que os aman. Que os quieren tanto como yo quiero, a día de hoy, a mi hijo José, al que vosotros asesinasteis.

Pero vuestras madres me dan pena, una profunda pena. Yo soy madre de un chico joven e inocente, que fue asesinado brutalmente mientras realizaba su trabajo, sin hacer daño a nadie. Por el contrario, vuestras madres, son madres de asesinos confesos, de vulgares y abominables Criminales de Guerra. Y esto, tiene que hacer daño.

Mi padre era militar, oficial de alta graduación, lo mismo que mi marido. Sé, de primera mano, lo que es vivir la vocación militar, lo que es servir a una nación. Pero sé también, como mi padre se encargó de inculcarme, del valor del Honor, del respeto al vencido, al enemigo. De la deshonra de los que asesinan a civiles desarmados,… todo esto, también es ser militar, un buen militar, de esos que defienden a su nación, pero que defienden, a la vez, la dignidad y el respeto, base de cualquier nación civilizada.

Vosotros, criminales de guerra, habéis deshonrado vuestro uniforme al asesinar a civiles desarmados. Habéis traspasado las reglas de enfrentamiento, dadas por vuestro propio Ejército, y habéis obedecido órdenes, a sabiendas de que eran injustas. Esas órdenes no deben ser cumplidas, como os enseñaron en las academias militares.Lo sabíais.

Mi hijo hizo bien su trabajo. No era ni un kamikaze, ni un irresponsable.Él amaba su profesión, su compromiso de informar a la sociedad, su responsabilidad ante la verdad. Por eso decidió quedarse en Bagdad, y porque no era ningún loco, trabajó desde el día 7 de abril en el Hotel Palestina, sede de la Prensa Internacional, lugar sobradamente conocido por vuestros mandos.

Y allí le asesinasteis, con sangre fría. No había combates, no había razón alguna. Pero tú, Philip De Camp, autorizaste; tú, Philip Wolford, ordenaste, y tú, Thomas Gibson, disparaste, y los tres sabíais que asesinabais a personas inocentes. Y lo hicisteis.Malditos seáis por esto.

Yo no siento odio. Ya no. La pena que tengo sobrepasa al odio.Pero sí, tengo sed de Justicia, tengo necesidad de veros ante un Tribunal, con todas las garantías, que vosotros no disteis a mi hijo. Que os podáis defender, que sea justo. Pero que sobre vosotros, ASESINOS y CRIMINALES DE GUERRA, caiga todo el peso de la Ley. Y mi más profundo desprecio.

La pena se la regalo a mi hijo, a las madres de Irak o de Estados Unidos, y, sobre todo, a vuestras madres, pues no hay mayor dolor que parir asesinos»

Nota: publicado orginalmente en
http://www.elmundo.es/suplementos/cronica/2005/523/1130018407.html


Shooting the Messenger: US attacks against journalists

As I lay in bed  early this morning, my memory took me back to 2003 and the Spanish journalist who had been killed by friendly fire in Iraq. I wondered what had become of his family? With it being the festive season and seeing all the families get together including mine I wanted to know what happened to his…. what an awful way to lose your child… Being as mumsy as I am I thought of his mother.. and maybe he had a wife… children…brothers and sisters….???

I could not remember his name … and it was annoying me. 😉

Generally speaking I have a lot of respect for anyone who goes into these war torn places to report…

So I got up and a  few queries on google led me to his story… I did not realise the ..”breadth and depth” of all that had gone on in this case..  till I read various articles his family/supporters have written on the website http://www.josecouso.info

They are still fighting for justice for their loved one 7 years later…

Below is one of the articles….. I am sharing this particular article because it reveals a part of the pattern that like a magicians sleight of hand misleads us regards events of importance to humanity…

Please check out the website if you want to know more..

Shooting the Messenger, by Jeremy Scahill. The Nation
(Monday 7th March 2005)

CNN chief Jordan and US attacks against journalists. CNN’s news director Eason Jordan was forced to resign recently for merely suggesting off the record – in remarks he scurried to retract – that the US military “targets” journalists.

Jeremy Scahill shows that Jordan seems to have let slip the truth:

Shooting the Messenger, by Jeremy Scahill. The Nation.
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050307&s=scahill

One of the most powerful executives in the cable news business, CNN’s Eason Jordan, was brought down after he spoke out of school during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in January. In a rare moment of candor, Jordan reportedly said that the US military had targeted a dozen journalists who had been killed in Iraq. The comments quickly ignited a firestorm on the Internet, fueled by right-wing bloggers, that led to Jordan’s recanting, apologizing and ultimately resigning after twenty-three years at the network, “in an effort to prevent CNN from being unfairly tarnished by the controversy.”

But the real controversy here should not be over Jordan’s comments. The controversy ought to be over the unconscionable silence in the United States about the military’s repeated killing of journalists in Iraq.

Consider the events of April 8, 2003. Early that morning, Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayyoub was reporting from the network’s Baghdad bureau. He was providing an eyewitness account of a fierce battle between US and Iraqi forces along the banks of the Tigris. As he stood on the roof of the building, a US warplane swooped in and fired a rocket at Al Jazeera’s office. Ayyoub was killed instantly. US Central Command released a statement claiming, “Coalition forces came under significant enemy fire from the building where the Al-Jazeera journalists were working.” No evidence was ever produced to bolster this claim. Al Jazeera, which gave the US military its coordinates weeks before the invasion began, says it received assurances a day before Ayyoub’s death that the network would not be attacked.

At noon on April 8, a US Abrams tank fired at the Palestine Hotel, home and office to more than 100 unembedded international journalists operating in Baghdad at the time. The shell smashed into the fifteenth-floor Reuters office, killing two cameramen, Reuters’s Taras Protsyuk and José Couso of Spain’s Telecinco. The United States again claimed that its forces had come under enemy fire and were acting in self-defense. This claim was contradicted by scores of journalists who were in the hotel and by a French TV crew that filmed the attack. In its report on the incident, the Committee to Protect Journalists asserted that “Pentagon officials, as well as commanders on the ground in Baghdad, knew that the Palestine Hotel was full of international journalists.”

In a chilling statement at the end of that day in Iraq, then-Pentagon spokesperson Victoria Clarke spelled out the Pentagon’s policy on journalists not embedded with US troops. She warned them that Baghdad “is not a safe place. You should not be there.”

Eason Jordan’s comment was hardly a radical declaration. He was expressing a common view among news organizations around the world. “We have had three deaths, and they were all non-embedded, non-coalition nationals and they were all at the hands of the US military, and the reaction of the US authorities in each case was that they were somehow justified,” David Schlesinger, Reuters’s global managing editor, said in November. “What is the US’s position on nonembeds? Are nonembedded journalists fair game?” One of the BBC’s top news anchors, Nik Gowing, said recently that he was “speak[ing] for a large number of news organizations, many of whom are not really talking publicly about this at the moment,” when he made this statement about the dangers facing reporters in Iraq: “The trouble is that a lot of the military–particularly the American…military–do not want us there. And they make it very uncomfortable for us to work. And I think that this…is leading to security forces in some instances feeling it is legitimate to target us with deadly force and with impunity.”

The US military has yet to discipline a single soldier for the killing of a journalist in Iraq. While some incidents are classified as “ongoing investigation[s],” most have been labeled self-defense or mistakes. Some are even classified as “justified,” like the killing of Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana, shot near Abu Ghraib prison when his camera was allegedly mistaken for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Also “justified” was the killing of Al Arabiya TV’s Mazen al-Tumeizi, blown apart by a US missile as he reported on a burning US armored vehicle on Baghdad’s Haifa Street.

There have also been several questionable killings of journalists at US military checkpoints, such as the March 2004 shooting deaths of Ali Abdel-Aziz and Ali al-Khatib of Al Arabiya. The Pentagon said the soldiers who shot the journalists acted within the “rules of engagement.” And Reuters freelancer Dhia Najim was killed by US fire while filming resistance fighters in November 2004. “We did kill him,” an unnamed military official told the New York Times. “He was out with the bad guys. He was there with them, they attacked, and we fired back and hit him.”

The military has faced almost no public outcry at home about these killings. In fact, comments by Ann Cooper of the Committee to Protect Journalists have been used to discredit Jordan’s statement at Davos. “From our standpoint,” Cooper was widely quoted as saying, “journalists are not being targeted by the US military in Iraq.” But as CPJ’s Joel Campagna acknowledges, the Pentagon has not been cooperative in the investigations of many of these journalist killings. The fact is that CPJ doesn’t know that the military has not targeted journalists, and there are many facts that suggest that it has. These include not only the events of April 8, 2003, but credible accounts of journalists being tortured by the US military in Iraq, such as Salah Hassan and Suheib Badr Darwish of Al Jazeera [see Christian Parenti, “Al Jazeera Goes to Jail,” March 29, 2004] and three Reuters staffers who say they were brutalized by US forces for seventy-two hours after they filmed a crashed US helicopter near Falluja in January 2004. According to news reports, the journalists were blindfolded, forced to stand for hours with their arms raised and threatened with sexual abuse. A family member of one journalist said US interrogators stripped him naked and forced a shoe into his mouth.

In many of these cases, there is a common thread: The journalists, mostly Arabs, were reporting on places or incidents that the military may not have wanted the world to see–military vehicles in flames, helicopters shot down, fierce resistance against the “liberation” forces, civilian deaths.

In his resignation letter, Jordan wrote, “I never meant to imply U.S. forces acted with ill intent when U.S. forces accidentally killed journalists.” The families and colleagues of the slain journalists believe otherwise. And it is up to all journalists, not just those in Europe and the Middle East, to honor the victims by holding their killers responsible. In Spain, the family of cameraman José Couso has filed a lawsuit against the US soldiers who killed him, and they plan to travel to the United States for the anniversary of his death this spring. Will any network have the courage to put them on the air?


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The first of many very personal sharing….

I have always had a strong need for validating my connection with the Earth and God through contact and prayer….

1)Earth.

As a child I needed to walk bare foot. I lost many shoes on the way to school. I also found I had such a strong connection to the colours in nature that the only way I can describe it is they acted like food for my being…

I could sense a  connecting resonance coming from flowers and the multi-coloured birds that lived around our house in my grandfather’s village.

In the nearby fields lived little insects that were the size of ladybirds (lalbotee/red bride) they were a beautiful, uplifting, energising shade of red  and felt like velvet. I would collect them  and let them wonder all over my hands as I very gently stroked them, loved them and then let them fall back to the ground.

When I came to live in England at the age of 8 I was emotionally traumatized by the reduction of the nature and “natural colours ” of nature in my life… everything seemed so grey by comparison, I felt deppressed, oppressed and stifled.

However kids are resilient and I started buying the multicoloured sweets with the vibrant colours. I would sometimes hold them up to the sun to marvel at the colours… I had never seen sweets like that in India… Nor the brightly coloured fizzy drinks that came in beautiful shades of pink, green, red etc.. England seemed not sooo bad after all…

2)The Almighty love energy that some call Waheguru/Allah/God etc etc .

In times of suffering this has bought me peace and in times of peace it has brought me joy…Just as nature had a strong effect on me so did the thought of Waheguru. That eternal loving energy, vibration that permeates everywhere and thus in everyone as per my feelings. I turned to Waheguru from the age of seven although I always had a strong bond to spirit from day one. I prayed and felt the peace and it relieved me from all the things that tormented me. Even if that peace was short-lived it was enough to keep my sanity.

My first  psychic memory takes me back to the age of  apprrox 4 years old. I clearly recall the utter disgust I felt at seeing a little girl in the reflection of the mirror. That was not me! I was someone great but I could not remember who to my extreme frustration… I am aware now that in my previous life in India I was a student of  Morya Khan whose previous incarnations include:

Emperor of Atlantis in 220,000 BC, ruling from his palace in the capital city, the City of the Golden Gates.

Abraham

Melchior (one of the three wise men–the one who gave myrrh to Jesus)

King Arthur of Camelot

Thomas Becket (Archbishop of Canterbury)

Thomas More

Akbar (Mogul Emperor)

Thomas Moore

Ego plays in the hearts of the greats and the underdogs. We are all a victim of it sometimes. And I was not immune to it even at the age of four…

It seems that this life had some key lessons for me. One main one was the battle with ego. Life experiences have brought me down quiet a few notches..

At the age of 10 my 24 year old uncle died of cancer. While the family wept non stop I went numb but prayed for his children..especially his 3 month old daughter. My cute little cousin for whom I wept so much.. The thought that she would never experience the love of a father broke my heart further…..

However my uncle came to me in my dreams every night for over a month after his death. Everynight he was telling me that he was ok..but the day would bring the dark clouds of negative energy of loss and his efforts to tell me he is ok fell on deaf ears.

As a result of his wife’s mental state his soul remained on the Earth plane until just 5 years ago. (33 years approx after his physical death).Her healing process allowed him to go where he needed to. He asked his wife’s permission and requested that she start being positive through an incredible healer called Jose Ignacio.

Prayer opened some door to my mind and I found that whenever I prayed and remained connected with waheguru I would experience what are termed psychic phenomena.

I turned to prayer when the pain and burden of developing rheumatoid arthritis became unbearable…

One summer at the age of 17 I was standing in a friend’s (Fay) kitchen. It was a tiny kitchen and I was in front of the cooker. Another friend (Geeta) went to the toilet next to the kitchen. The toilet was built like a cubicle next to the kitchen. There wasn’t a solid wall seperating the two.

All of a sudden me and Fay heard the most  piercing, horrific, screams as if they were coming from where I was standing. There was no one else in the kitchen so we thought maybe Geeta in the cubicle had some problem. I knocked like crazy and she came out. So I asked her if she was ok and she was fine. I asked her had she heard any screams and she said “No”. She was a really nice genuine person who would not do something like that for a laugh.

Fay’s sister had just had a baby about two weeks before and she was in the next room. We asked her if she had heard screaming. She said no, her baby was fast asleep and she would have heard them if they were nearby… There was no one else in the house. Me and Fay felt disturbed by what we had heard but tried to forget it.

Exactly a week later Fay’s sister who had just had the baby set herself on fire in front of that cooker where I had stood exactly a week earlier… She died of her injuries..

As time has gone by I have come to realize, premonition is often the gift of my psychic experiences..


Love, Children, and the World

Love, Children, and the World

By María José López Álvarez

According to scientists, studies are demonstrating the existence of a marked relationship between how we are treated during birth and the child rearing period and the way we relate to the world as adult individuals.

Michel Odent argues that the mother-child bond is the base from which all other forms of love spring –including the love for Mother Earth–, and speaks of the existence of a critical period during and after birth with long term consequences for the individual’s future capacity to love. Odent’s work has found a relationship between juvenile crime, suicide, and autism, among others, and certain risk factors surrounding the birthing period, such as forceps delivery, the use of anaesthetics, birth induction, and immediate separation of mother and baby.

He maintains that, for millennia, the survival strategies of numerous societies have been based on the domination of nature and other human groups, and that their violent behaviour stems from aggressive beliefs and rituals surrounding birth –in our society, practices such as unnecessary birth interventions and mother-infant separation after delivery. Thus, he believes that, in order to create a peaceful society and to heal the environment, we need a change in the occidental obstetric model as a fundamental prerequisite, i.e. the humanizing of birth and the empowerment of mothers to trust their bodies as powerful and as conceived and designed for bringing life into the world.[1]

Jean Liedloff claims that, due to cultural practices, occidental societies have separated in a very short time-span from the evolutionary continuum in harmony with the environment in which the human species evolved. As a primate, the human baby expects to be carried in arms, to be breastfed, and to sleep beside his/her carer.[2] This is the baby’s continuum or, in Nils Bergman’s words, the infant’s “natural habitat”. When the baby is separated from his natural habitat, he shows a series of responses designed to call for his mother. In these circumstances, the baby is under stress and, in the event that his calls are unsuccessful, he can reach a state known as “dissociation” [3], during which the combination of stress hormones and toxic chemicals produced in the brain may cause the death of brain cells, which can in turn affect the individual’s future behaviour and his vulnerability to mental illness.[4]

James Prescott’s work shows that in different cultures, certain variables of infant affection, such as playing with children, caressing them, holding them or breastfeeding, are inversely related to crime and violence variables, such as frequency of robberies, murders, etc.[5] That is, the more affectionate the adults are towards their children, the less violent that society is.

So, our brain seems to respond to the way we are treated from the moment we come into the world: empathy, compassion, and love are imprinted in it through sensory stimuli such as breastfeeding, touch, skin to skin contact, etc. Joseph Chilton Pearce believes that this is our biological plan as a species (i.e. our brains are designed to be hardwired for love) and that, when it does not happen, it is because culture is interfering with biology.[6]

There is yet another determining factor in the way we relate to our environment: contact with nature. Occidental societies are steering towards a total lack of this type of contact from infancy. As Aric Sigman states: “We’re witnessing the ecological equivalent of an attachment disorder whereby the child’s separation from Mother Nature causes a failure to bond properly with her and to go on to establish and maintain a caring relationship thereafter.”[7]

The relationship is also reciprocal: Richard Louv has adopted the term “Nature-Deficit Disroder” to describe the health problems associated with the alienation we are suffering from nature: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illness.[8] Health problems increase with the time children spend in front of the screen, which, according to recent studies affects learning ability independently of the programme’s content. Occidental society is substituting “videofilia” (love of the screen) for “biophilia” (love of life).[9]

We shouldn’t be surprised if, as human beings brought up in this environment, we find it difficult to build communities which care for others and for the environment: environmental degradation and the severity of war have known no precedent in human history.

Where, then, lies the solution? In my opinion, it is in our very hands and hearts: we can start with informing ourselves, getting support, and advocating for birth with no unnecessary interventions; breastfeeding our children and supporting others who breastfeed; carrying our babies in our arms as much as possible without fear of spoiling them; sleeping with our children, playing with them, talking to them, taking them out to Nature, and reducing their exposure to screen time. As Pam Leo, author of “Connection Parenting” affirms: “How you treat the child, the child will treat the world”.

María José López Álvarez is a former La Leche League Leader, a biologist, and the mother of three beautiful children: Sebastian (7), Clara (5), and Alejandro (2 months).


[1] Odent M, 1999. The Scientification of Love. London: Free Association Books.

[2] Liedloff J. The Continuum Concept.

[3] Bergman N, 2005. The Physiology of Skin to Skin Contact.  II International Breastfeeding Symposium: Kangaroo Mother Care. Bilbao: La Leche League Spain.

[4] Buckley S, 2009. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices. Celestial Arts.

[5] Presscott J.

[6] Pearce JC, 2007. The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit. A Return to the Intelligence of the Heart. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press.

[7] Sigman A, 2009. Videophilia. Resurgence No. 254, May/June, 16-17.

[8] Louv R, 2005. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Workman Publishing.

[9] Sigman A, 2005. Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives –and What We Can Do About It. Vermilion Press.


La relación entre la crianza y el cuidado del entorno

La relación entre la crianza y el cuidado del entorno.

La ciencia está demostrando que existe una marcada relación entre la forma en que se nos trata durante el nacimiento y la época de la crianza y cómo nos relacionamos con el mundo en la edad adulta.

Michel Odent argumenta que el vínculo materno-infantil constituye la base sobre la que se construyen los demás vínculos emocionales –incluido el amor a la Madre Tierra– y que existe un periodo crítico durante y tras el nacimiento que posee consecuencias a largo plazo sobre nuestra capacidad futura de amar. El trabajo de Odent apunta a una relación entre la criminalidad juvenil, el suicidio y el autismo, entre otros, y determinados factores de riesgo en el periodo cercano al parto, tales como el uso de fórceps, el nacimiento bajo anestesia, la inducción del parto y la separación inmediata de la madre y del recién nacido.

Odent argumenta que, durante milenios, las estrategias de supervivencia de muchas sociedades se han basado en la dominación de la naturaleza y de otros grupos humanos, y que dichos comportamientos violentos comienzan con creencias y rituales agresivos en el periodo cercano al parto. Aboga pues por la humanización del nacimiento y por un cambio en el modelo obstétrico occidental actual como requisitos fundamentales para construir una sociedad capaz de sobrevivir en el entorno del que forma parte, esto es, de vivir pacíficamente y reconstruir el entorno social y medioambiental que la especie humana ha mermado de una forma que no conoce precedentes en la historia.

Según Jean Liedloff, a través de prácticas culturales, la sociedad occidental actual se ha separado en un espacio de tiempo muy corto del continuo evolutivo en armonía con el ambiente en el que la especie humana se desarrolló. Como primate, el bebé humano espera ser llevado en brazos y conocer el mundo desde esta perspectiva, ser amamantado y dormir al lado de su madre. Éste es su continuo o, en palabras de Nils Bergman, su hábitat natural. Cuando el bebé está separado de su hábitat natural, desarrolla una serie de respuestas diseñadas para reencontrarse con su madre. El bebé en estas circunstancias se encuentra en estado de estrés y, de no producirse el reencuentro, puede llegar a un estado conocido como de “disociación”, durante el cual la combinación de hormonas del estrés y sustancias químicas asociadas puede causar la muerte de células cerebrales, con consecuencias en el comportamiento futuro del individuo y en la vulnerabilidad frente a enfermedades relacionadas con la salud mental.

Por su parte, los estudios de James Prescott demuestran que ciertas variables relacionadas con el afecto físico, tales como el cariño, las caricias y el jugar con los niños/as, se encuentran relacionadas con variables determinantes del crimen y la violencia, como la frecuencia de robos, asesinatos, etc., en diferentes culturas.

Así pues, los estudios apuntan a que nuestro cerebro responde a la forma en que se nos trata desde que venimos al mundo: la empatía, la compasión y el amor se imprimen en el mismo a través de ciertos estímulos sensoriales, como el amamantamiento, el tacto, el contacto piel con piel, etc.

Además de la ausencia generalizada de este tipo de estímulos en la sociedad occidental, existe otro factor determinante en la relación que desarrollamos con el entorno: el contacto con la naturaleza desde la infancia. Nuestra sociedad se está dirigiendo hacia la casi ausencia de este tipo de contacto; nos hemos convertido en “hombres y mujeres de asfalto” y es aquí donde criamos a nuestra prole, sin posibilidad de apego al entorno natural. En palabras de Aric Sigman: “Estamos siendo testigos del equivalente ecológico a un trastorno del apego, donde la separación del niño/a de la Madre Tierra causa la imposibilidad de formar un vínculo apropiado con ella y de establecer y mantener una relación de cuidado hacia la misma”.

Pero la relación es recíproca: Richard Louv ha acuñado el término “Nature-Deficit Disorder” o “Trastorno por Déficit de Contacto con la Naturaleza” para describir el coste que conlleva la alienación de la naturaleza para la salud humana: disminución de la utilización de los sentidos, dificultades de atención y tasas más altas de enfermedades emocionales y físicas, entre otros. Los costes a la salud se multiplican con el tiempo que los pequeños pasan frente a la pantalla, el cual, de acuerdo con estudios actuales, afecta a la capacidad de aprendizaje, independientemente de la calidad del programa. La sociedad occidental está sustituyendo la “biofilia” por la “videofilia”.

No debería ser de extrañar que, como seres humanos criados en este ambiente, nos resulte difícil crear comunidades que muestren una relación de empatía y cuidado con respecto a la comunidad y al entorno.

¿Dónde descansa entonces la solución? Cómo traemos a los bebés al mundo y la manera en que los criamos determina el tipo de sociedad que forjamos. Por primera vez, contamos con un modelo basado en la evidencia sobre cómo crear una sociedad pacífica y podemos tomar un papel activo y deliberado para llevarlo a cabo. Comencemos por obtener información y apoyo para tener partos sin intervenciones innecesarias, por amamantar a nuestros hijos e hijas, por llevarlos en brazos y mostrarles el mundo en que vivimos desde “esas alturas”, por dormir a su lado y acariciarlos, por llevarlos al campo y por reducir su exposición a la televisión y a los videojuegos. Pues, como afirma Pam Leo, autora de “Connection Parenting”: “Así como tratemos al niño, éste tratará al mundo”.

Lecturas recomendadas

Embarazo, parto y puerperio

Buckley S, 2009. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices. Celestial Arts.

Kitzinger S, 1993. Nacer en Casa y Otras Alternativas al Hospital. Interamericana McGraw-Hill.

Odent M, 2001. La Cientificación del Amor. Editorial Creavida.

Smulders B, Croon M, 2002. Parto Seguro. Una Guía Completa. Ediciones Medici.

www.elpartoesnuestro.es

Lactancia Materna

Bergman N, 2005. “Método Madre Canguro” (DVD).

González C, 2006. Un Regalo Para Toda la Vida. Guía de la Lactancia Materna. Temas de Hoy.

La Liga de la Leche Internacional, 1997. El Arte Femenino de Amamantar. Editorial Pax México.

López Álvarez MJ, 2008. Lactancia Materna. Un Vínculo Alimenticio, Saludable, Sostenible y Justo. Opcions nº 25. Páginas 26-27.

Minchin M, 1998. Breastfeeding Matters. Fourth Revised Edition. Alma Publications.

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Sueño y colecho

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The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena

Ok, I am going to share this with you first before I start some of my own experiences….

In her new book The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, former Harvard professor Diane Hennacy Powell combines philosophy, physics, and empirical data to examine supernatural traits like telepathy (the ability to access someone else’s consciousness), psychokinesis (the ability to use one’s consciousness to affect external objects), clairvoyance (the ability to broaden one’s consciousness to remote time and space) and precognition (the ability to see into the future). She spoke to TIME about Abraham Lincoln’s eerie dreams, Einstein’s theories of time-travel and the idea that anybody can be a psychic.

In your book you write about the psychologist William James and his comparison of the brain to a prism. How does this relate to psychic phenomena?

He believed consciousness is not just what’s happening to the neurons in the brain. The brain is our instrument in focusing and organizing our consciousness. Just like a prism will take a white light with all these different frequencies and separate it so you can see the different colors of the spectrum. Rather than us experiencing everything that’s happening all at once, our brain focuses us on the here and the now. It uses our sensory organs as guides as to what we should be focusing on. Experiments have shown that most psychic experiences occur when are sensory organs are muted, like when we’re dreaming or having a near-death experience.

In your book you mention Abraham Lincoln as one of the more famous examples of precognitive dreaming.

Lincoln had a very vivid dream of walking around the White House and hearing all these people mourning and asking, “What’s going on?” and then having someone tell him, “The president’s dead.” Then he saw his own corpse. He had this dream literally ten days before he was assassinated. He didn’t tell anybody about it at first, but a few days before [his assassination], he told his wife and some friends. Of course, that’s not true of all dreams. Some dreams actually are tapping into some other time and place, and there’s real information in them. Others are just imagination. I think that’s one of the reasons why psychics don’t have 100% accuracy, sometimes it’s just their imagination. What I’m interesting in is trying to discern what it is that makes those experiences so different.

Tell me about the stigma associated with scientists who study psychic phenomena.

There are theories about how the brain works, and what people do is design experiments to generate data that fits with that theory. If they run into data that doesn’t fit into their theory, they just ignore it. But a true scientist will throw out the existing theory if they have a lot of data that cannot be explained. Theories are man-made, and therefore fallible. Data is what’s most important. That’s why we have penicillin. The scientist who grew this bacteria didn’t just throw it out. He looked at it and asked, why aren’t bacteria growing in this plate, and he noticed there was mold in it. If he had thrown out that plate, we wouldn’t have penicillin.

You write that it’s likely everybody possesses psychic abilities, but some people are simply more successful at it? Why is that?

Genetics are likely behind it. One of the things we know is that it runs in families. If you talk to psychics, they’ll tell you there’s a family history of it. Though we haven’t found it, there’s likely a gene for it. There are also cases where people haven’t had any psychic abilities until they’ve suffered head traumas. What’s common is that these people who’ve had this head trauma, the structure and function of their brain has been changed. They’re often not able to function very well in the real world because they don’t know how to use the analytical side of their brain. Similarly, people with synesthesia [a condition in which the senses are connected, i.e. the sound of an orchestra will cause flashes of color or the taste of chicken] have less activity in their cortex. People with autism also have a higher probability of psychic abilities.

How do quantum physics and Albert Einstein’s theories relate to precognition?

If you stop thinking of time the way those in the Newtonian age thought of time as an arrow, and you start thinking of time as the way that Einstein thought of it as a space-time continuum, the future already exists. Just like the entire globe of the earth is all there even though I’m not currently seeing it all here in Southern Oregon. Our brain only allows us to experience time as a series of recurrent moments. What Einstein’s saying is that when we’re talking about time we’re really talking about a psychological construct. Time is like any other dimension in that it isn’t limited. Like space, we have up and down, east and west, they go bidirectionally. Why would time be something different than that? If we didn’t have the constraints of our brain and our psychology that limit our experiences, we would be able to see that.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1868287,00.html#ixzz192qyHUrr