Merlian News May 2015 Newsletter

This Month’s Recommended Merlian News Articles:

Merryn’s Musings

Revisiting the Seth Material

Reading the Seth Material was life changing for me!! In the mid ’80s, my mother and I had been experiencing many of the same phenomena our whole lives. Someone recommended that I investigate Jane Roberts’ story of channeling material and I devoured that first book in one sitting.

Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Encounters with Animals in Nature

Most of us have had the experience — wonderful, heart-stopping, sometimes terrifying — of unexpectedly encountering an animal in the wild. It may be the tranquil sight of deer off in the woods, or a hawk circling in the canyons of Manhattan. It can be scary, as in some of the recent bear sightings on the East Coast, or inspire reverence for the raw beauty of the creature sighted.

People/Wellbeing & Healing

Merlian News Podcasts with Mitzi Adams

Mitzi Adams was first introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu in 1986 when she started her graduate studies in dance in Arizona. She has studied for a little over two decades and has taught Self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu at various universities. Her love and devotion to Jin Shin Jyutsu are witnessed through her teachings, inspiring all those drawn to this profound art. In this podcast, Mitzi discusses with Merryn Jose what Jin Shin Jyutsu is, how it is applied, how you can use it everyday, and the various healing benefits it provides.

Conscious Eating

Act Now to Make GMO Labeling a Reality by Dr. Mercola

Currently, Americans are standing at a crossroads: one way leads to certain labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods across the country; the other will lead toward the elimination of that possibility. If you’ve never taken action on this issue before, I urge you to do so now. We need every single American who cares about this issue to make their opinion known very clearly to their federal representatives. The burden should not be placed on the traditional salmon fishermen to get their nature-provided fish certified as GMO-free…


Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment

In an excerpt from Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment by Dadi Janki, Peter Vegso, and Kelly Johnson, the authors write: Optimism opens a door in difficult or hopeless situations. Optimism knows that there is always a way, no matter how many doors have been shut, and it believes that there is always a good alternative. No matter what the crisis, an optimistic outlook will tell you that the situation you are facing is a sign that you need to find a different way of thinking or a new way of doing things.


International Dream Adventures with Robert Moss

International Dream Adventures with Robert Moss: Dream Teacher Training Level One. For the first time, Robert is offering this important training in the Czech Republic. Sessions will be bilingual, in English and Czech. In the magical house of Maitrea, just round the corner from Old Town Square in Prague, the format will be new. We will offer the Level One training in 2015 in two four-day modules, from May 21-24 and from September 24-27. more

Conscious Eating

Stop Passage of the “DARK Act!”

Two weeks ago Reuters reported that a Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. The bill, dubbed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” was drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas, and is aimed at overriding bills in roughly two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such. The bill specifically prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering. Critics have dubbed it the “DARK Act.” Dark stands for Deny Americans the Right to Know.

Environmental Awareness

Lowes to Phase Out Pesticides Harmful to Bees

Last week Reuters reported that home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year. The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, are sold by agrichemical companies to boost yields of staple crops but are also used widely on annual and perennial plants used in lawns and gardens. Scientists, consumer groups, beekeepers and others say bee deaths are linked to the neonic pesticides.


Animal World

Humane Farming Assoc. Announces Unprecedented Drop in Veal Sales

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. They have been instrumental in securing the first ever felony convictions of veal industry leaders, blocking a major pig factory, and conducting the nation’s largest farm animal rescue. Recently, the HFA announced a new achievement: “It is with good reason that The New York Times declared our National Veal Boycott the most successful animal rights boycott in the United States. We are pleased to report that, again this year, HFA’s signature campaign has driven per capita veal consumption in the U.S. to an all-time low!”

Thank you once more, for your positive feed back and support!

Merryn Jose – Editor In Chief & Publisher

by Staff