Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names for themselves in the early part of the 20th century. Einstein’s legitimacy led to his enduring fame, mostly because his field of atomic theory lent itself easily to patents and war weaponry. Leadbeater, whose field was esoteric knowledge and Eastern philosophy, drew fame of sorts but finding his name trending on the Twitter feed of history would be a rare occurrence.

Einstein and Leadbeater both studied energy but on very different levels. Both provided illuminating and thought-provoking quotes: “Not everything that counts can be counted,” from Einstein and “It is a mistake to consider that…

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Bud Rising

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a boxing community that's not seen anything like this since 1972.

Forty-two years ago heavyweight champion Joe Frazier came to town to battle local Great White Hope Ron Stander. Omaha was thrilled to host boxing's ultimate event, but Stander never had more than a puncher's chance. Predictably, he was outclassed and dismantled.

This is different. Crawford's the hometown kid who realized his dream of being a world champ by unanimously decisioning Ricky Burns in Scotland March 1. He's the title holder and Cuban opponent Yuriorkis Gamboa the contender. The champ and challenger enter this HBO main event…

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Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack, sex or heroin addict will give up almost anything to score. Americans didn’t invent addiction to convenience but we sure have perfected it.

I used to listen to music everyday. That makes it sound like I don’t any more and it’s kind of true. Of course, like everyone else in the modern world, I hear music everyday but I don’t really listen to it. I don’t, with intention, play music everyday. When I used to listen to music, it involved putting a vinyl disc on a turntable, a cassette in a deck or…

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Daily Dugout

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News You Can Use: June 2014

Time for another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In case you missed it, here’s the important stuff. See extended links at HeartlandHealing.com/news

The Good
GMO Labeling: On May 8, Vermont governor Pete Shumlin signed into law the bill that requires GMO labeling on food. As he put it, “Today, we are the first state in America that says simply, ‘Vermonters have spoken loud and clear. We want to know what’s in our food.’” This puts Vermont in step with most countries around the world. Other states will likely follow. Two counties in Oregon voted to ban GMO crops entirely. Mendocino county in California already has done that. GMOs are a failed experiment that endanger human…

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Don’t Be Dumb

It’s a convincing argument that humans are the dumbest species on the planet. Much of that can be based on observing our apparent willingness to self-destruct. No other species alive so diligently flaunts the laws of Nature. No other species works so hard at killing itself and its life support system (Planet Earth). From time to time it’s good practice to examine habits and see which ones are in keeping with the “dumbest species” designation and once identifying those behaviors, dump them.

Dump the Lump (Sugar and other poisons) Sugar is one of the most toxic substances we eat, this according to Dr. Robert Lustig and many others. Lustig’s University of California lecture on Youtube has been viewed over 4.7…

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Eat Your Weedies

I spent time yesterday digging dandelions from the front parkway at our house. Recent rains resulted in a bumper crop. It was tedious but we don’t use weedkillers. Doesn’t make sense to spread poisons around our living quarters so toxic Roundup, the deadly choice of millions of American, is never an option. I admit bending to social pressure in my choice to pull the weeds. I was inclined just to leave them but if we left dandelions in the front, I worried neighbors wouldn’t appreciate the fluffy seeds carrying to their yards.

As I dispatched the leafy greens with the bright yellow blooms, I reflected that it is odd: We humans lust for lawns of grass, a plant totally devoid…

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Chakras: Wheels on Fire

The name Albert Einstein remains one of the most recognizable in all of history. Charles Webster “C.W.” Leadbeater, not so much. Both men made names...

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Our Deadliest Addiction: Convenience

You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack,...

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