Daily Archives: December 26, 2014

Wes Annac – Staying Centered And Loving Life – 26 December 2014

wesannac2Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

As hard as it can sometimes be, I think it’s time to lighten up and stop taking life so seriously. Yes, life is serious in a lot of ways, but it can also be fun if we let it.

When we refuse to let stress or negativity take us out of our center, we’ll discover that life can be as heavenly and joyous as we’ve always wanted it to be. A lot of seekers look to a higher state of consciousness for the joy and bliss we all want to find, and I think it’s important to embrace spiritual practices like meditation, music, art, etc.

When we routinely practice them, we’ll notice that we feel more aligned and willing to take on the challenges we face each day. Our ability to make our lives (and the lives of the people around us) easier will grow as we make an effort to align with spirit every day, and one of the best gifts we’ll be given will be the ability to see life positively. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Six Habits Of Highly Empathic People – 26 December 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1Roman Krznaric, Greater Good
Waking Times

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives.

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Jamye Price – Weekly Lightblast – Rejoicing (Reforming In Joy) – 26 December 2014

JamyePrice2012closeupBlessed Beings, your calendars mark a culmination as your year 2014 comes to a close. Yet as Time flows, this is not a time of ending, but an overlap of endings and beginnings. It is the way of form and the perfection of Time that you have a linear marker point for reference. Think back on your year and assess how you have grown. Observe with Detached Compassionate Awareness. It is the human condition to be in a moment of Time with the understanding of past and future mixed with desire. Desire is the foundation of new form. Your moments are always blessed with the promptings of change. Are you able to find the joy in form and reforming? For you constantly do so, even in your moments of stillness. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Braces For $39Bn Deficit, To Cut Wages Due To Low Oil Prices – 26 December 2014

RT logoThe number one crude oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has projected a $39 billion deficit in 2015. The impact of lower oil prices, along with the decision not to cut production, is putting pressure on the country’s finances.

READ MORE: Saudi Arabia confident oil prices will rise, won’t cut output

The figure was part of the endorsed 2015 budget, which was made public in a statement read out on state-run television on Thursday.

The estimated trade deficit will be Saudi Arabia’s largest on record.

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Laura Bruno – A Little Holiday Cheer… – 26 December 2014

… because there just aren’t that many days of the year when you can go full on elf!

Merry Christmas!
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11Yo Jewish Girl Critically Injured As Firebomb Hits West Bank Settlers – 26 December 2014

RT logo(Lucas : today reported also a 5yo palestinian to be shot in the face by Israeli forces! The violence has to stop on both sides.)

An 11-year-old Israeli girl has been seriously wounded after her father’s car was struck with a Molotov cocktail on their way to a West Bank settlement. The Israeli government promised to respond to the incident with “harshness.”

Avner Shapira and his daughter Ayala were driving home to El Matan near Maale Shomron settlement in the West bank when their car was attacked with a firebomb at about 6:30 pm on Thursday. They managed to escape the burning car, but Ayala received serious burns.

Shapira had to carry his daughter for about a kilometer to ask for medical assistance.

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Public Won’t Let Washington Sweep CIA Torture Under The Rug – Russian Diplomat – 26 December 2014

RT logoThe Obama administration won’t be able to throw the torture issue under the table, as the US Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program has sparked a global public outcry, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights ombudsman told RT.

“It’s to be continued. If you wish, this report is to be continued against the will of those who would like to hush it down,” Konstantin Dolgov stressed.

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture following 9/11 will be “discussed in the international forum, including, hopefully, in the UN Council of Human Rights and in some other international formats,” he added.

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