Archive | August 2016

Tories to Introduce Negative-hours Contracts*

Tories to Introduce Negative-hours Contracts*

By John Shafthauer

The Department for Work and Pensions (a.k.a. DWP/Dangerous Work Pricks) has announced that it will henceforth be allowing employers to introduce negative-hours contracts – a scheme which will make zero-hour contracts look like paid leave from the cat café.

For those out of the loop, an employee on a negative-hours contract starts every week owing their employer several hours of work before they get paid. So a worker on a minus-8 hour contract would have to complete an entire shift before they were in fact owed any compensation.

We spoke to one of the DWP’s top bastards about the scheme – a scheme which we thought was some sort of unfortunate typo before the vicious creature began defending it:

“The people of Great Britain sent a very clear message when they voted for us – namely that people want jobs, and employers want employees. We’ve found a way of making that happen. We’re making it happen!”

When it was pointed out that employees would also like to be paid, the minister began to froth at the mouth and bang his forehead with the butt of a pistol that he had suddenly produced:

“You’re not getting it. You’re not getting it! We’re making jobs. We’re giving employers employees! We’re doing an economy! WE’RE DOING AN ECONOMY!

Although there were several more questions we wanted to ask, the governmental freak became increasingly aggressive at that point. Primarily, this involved him pointedly loading his pistol with bullets – bullets onto which he’d carved phrases like ‘FIT FOR WORK,’  ‘IN IT TOGETHER,’ and ‘ARBEIT MACHT FREI.’

The Unions have been quick to criticise the government’s latest method of circumventing labour laws – pointing out that it will almost certainly lead to an increase in poverty/slavery.

The government responded by assuring us that measures which allow them to fine homeless people mean poverty is now a gainfully capitalised commodity, and as such will:

“Make us all considerably richer. Although please don’t ask me to expand on who I’m referring to when I say ‘us’.”

The DWP has also been boasting that it will pretty much eradicate unemployment, as most businesses are happy to employ people now that they can do so with very little/no cost whatsoever.

The scheme has led to some negative press, however. Particularly after Queen Elizabeth II was accidentally signed up to it, and was rudely awoken by her new line manager on the phone saying she owed them an eight-hour shift down at the local Poundland.

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Related Topics:

U.K. Ground Foot Soldiers, the Social Services to Run the NHS*

U.K. GPs to Gather Info on Sick Patients for the State*

U.K. Secretively Scraps Free Meal Grants for Poorest Primary School Children*

U.K. Cuts to Social Services has Caused the ‘biggest rise in death rates’ since WWII*

U.K. Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Largest Oil Companies to Exploit Its Own Natural Resources*

Russia Blocks U.N.’s Syria Sanctions Attempt over Questionable Chemical Attack Report*

Russia Blocks U.N.’s Syria Sanctions Attempt over Questionable Chemical Attack Report*

Russia blocked a move by the United Nations on Tuesday to sanction Syria for the government’s alleged use of chemical weapons in the country’s brutal civil war.

Britain and France called for U.N. sanctions after a UN-led investigation found that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks, one in 2014 and one in 2015.

Following a closed-door Security Council meeting the Russian ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said he had “very serious questions” about the findings and suggested the panel should continue its work.

“There are a number of questions which have to be clarified before we accept all the findings of the report,” Churkin said.

Previous reports from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had concluded that toxic gases have been used as weapons in Syria’s five-year war, but stopped short of identifying the perpetrators.

The panel of inquiry, known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), for the first time pointed the finger of blame at the Assad government for chemical weapons use after years of denial from Damascus.

The British and French ambassadors described the use of chemical weapons against civilians as a war crime, while US ambassador Samantha Power called for quick action to ensure those responsible “pay a price.”

Churkin, however, made clear he was unconvinced by the JIM report.

There is nobody to sanction in the report,” Churkin said.

It contains no names, no specifics, no fingerprints.”

“Clearly there is a smoking gun. We know that chlorine was most likely used, but there are no fingerprints on the gun,” he said.

The panel found that the Syrian government had dropped chemical weapons on two villages in northwestern Idlib province: Talmenes on 21 April, 2014 and Sarmin on 16 March, 2015.

In both instances, Syrian air force helicopters dropped “a device” on houses that was followed by the “release of a toxic substance,” which in the case of Sarmin matched “the characteristics of chlorine.”

Chlorine use as a weapon is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria joined in 2013, under pressure from Russia, Assad’s ally.

No evidence

Syrian ambassador Bashar Jaafari rejected the findings, saying the panel lacked “physical evidence” to support its conclusions that chlorine barrel-bombs were dropped on civilians.

The report was “totally based on witnesses presented by terrorist armed groups,” Jaafari told reporters.

French ambassador Francois Delattre called for a “quick and strong Security Council response” that would include “imposing sanctions on those who are responsible for these acts.”

The council will be “looking at the imposition of sanctions and some form of accountability within international legal mechanisms,” said British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft.

The report also found that the Islamic State had used mustard gas in an attack on the town of Marea in northern Aleppo province in August 2015.

Human Rights Watch called on the council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court for war crimes and to urgently impose sanctions.

Britain, France and the United States said such a step remained an option, even though Russia and China blocked ICC referral in 2014.

“Russia and China don’t have a leg to stand on by continuing to obstruct the Security Council on Syria sanctions and ICC referral,” said Louis Charbonneau, U.N. director at Human Rights Watch.

“The Security Council diminishes its importance if it doesn’t take strong action against demonstrated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.”

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Related Topics:

Nun Exposes Syrian Chemical Hoax*

Turkish MP Faces Treason Charges after Admitting ISIS Used Turkey for Transiting Sarin*

German Paper Admits Ghouta Sarin Attack in Syria Committed By U.S.- backed Al-Qaeda*

Germany in the Poison Gas Business, with ISIS*

Russia Blasts U.S. for Supporting ‘Moderates’ Who Gas Civilians in Syria*

EU renews Syria sanctions for 1 year

U.S and French Warplanes Massacre Civilians in Syria on Phony Pretext of Combating ISIS*

What we saw in Syria goes against everything we read in the United States*

How to Find Out Which Political Label Facebook Has Given You*

How to Find Out Which Political Label Facebook Has Given You*

By Rachel Blevins

Did you know that every time you like or share a post or a page on Facebook, the social media network is using your choices to collect data on what it thinks your political views are?

In fact, it even has you labeled under a certain category, and in this video we’re going to tell you exactly how to find out what that category is.

Conservative, Moderate or Liberal? Those are the three options Facebook uses, and if you’ve used the social media giant for awhile, there’s a good chance it thinks it has you figured out.

How do you find out which label Facebook has given you? 

Start by logging into your account on the desktop version of Facebook. Then go to facebook.com/ads/preferences. Click on the “more” tab and then click on the “Lifestyle and Culture” tab. Then click “see more” and scroll down to the box that is labelled “US Politics.” The word beneath it in parentheses is the political label Facebook has given you.

How does Facebook create this label? 

It could be as simple as you “liking” a conservative politician’s page or following a conservative media outlet. Or it it could be as tricky as you “liking” a page that has nothing to do with politics, such as Target or Starbucks, and if the majority of their followers have been labelled as liberals, then you might be labelled as one too.

Why should you care? Facebook is using the label it creates for you to determine which ads show up in your newsfeed. And you might think, “I’m a diehard liberal, and I am perfectly fine with only liberal political ads showing up in my newsfeed,” but the problem with that logic is that by only seeing ads that are related to your political views, you are putting yourself in a bubble that makes you even more susceptible to becoming part of the false “left vs. right” narrative.

There’s also the chance that Facebook has given you the wrong label. With neoconservatism running rampant on the right and social justice warriors becoming more common on the left, few people are just strictly just “liberal” and “conservative,” and it raises the question, do we really want Facebook being the judge of our political affiliation?

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Related Topics:

WhatsApp and Facebook Data Sharing*

Being Profiled for Economic Slavery*

Central Banks now Asking Governments for Help*

Central Banks now Asking Governments for Help*

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: please help.

Mired in a world of low growth, low inflation and low interest rates, officials from the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank said their efforts to bolster the economy through monetary policy may falter unless elected leaders stepped forward with bold measures. These would range from immigration reform in Japan to structural changes to boost productivity and growth in the U.S. and Europe.

Without that, they said, it would be hard to convince markets and households that things will get better, and encourage the shift in mood many economists feel are needed to improve economic performance worldwide. During a Saturday session at the symposium, such a slump in expectations about inflation and about other aspects of the economy was cited as a central problem complicating central banks’ efforts to reach inflation targets and dimming prospects in Japan and Europe.

From left, People’s Bank of China Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan, ECB President Mario Draghi, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda.

 

ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said the bank was working hard to prevent public expectations about inflation from becoming entrenched “on either side” – neither too high nor too low. But the slow pace of economic reform among European governments, he said, was damaging the effort.

“What we have seen since 2007 is half-baked and half-hearted structural reforms. That does not help supporting inflation expectations. That has helped entertain disinflationary expectations,” Coeure said.

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he is in regular talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about opening Japan to more immigration and other politically sensitive changes needed to improve potential growth, currently estimated at only around one percent annually.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen devoted the final page of her keynote talk on possible monetary policy reforms to a list of fiscal and structural policies she feels would help the economy.

Fiscal policy was not on the formal agenda for the conference, but it was a steady part of the dialogue as policymakers thought through policies for a post-crisis world. One of the central worries is that households and businesses have become so cautious and set in their outlooks – expecting little growth and little inflation – that they do not respond in expected ways to the efforts central banks have made.

That has included flooding the financial system with cash, and voicing a steady commitment to their inflation targets in an effort to make people believe they will be met.

Kuroda acknowledged that household expectations have not moved, and said the BOJ was prepared to continue its battle to figure out how to shift them. In modern monetary theory, households and business expectations are felt to play a defining role in spending and investment decisions, and thus in shaping inflation and growth.

“Japanese inflation dynamics remain vulnerable,” Kuroda said.

“It could be that long-term inflation expectations are yet to be anchored in Japan” at the bank’s 2% target.

The concern about expectations is a paradox. The Fed for example fought a difficult battle with inflation in the 1970s, hiking interest rates to recession-provoking levels and eventually winning a war of credibility over its ability to rein in price increases.

Some central bankers remain fearful of clipping that cord.

But they also are hunting for ways to jolt the economy out of its doldrums, and a fiscal push is a possible tool.

In a lunch address by Princeton University economist Christopher Sims, policymakers were told that it may take a massive program, large enough even to shock taxpayers into a different, inflationary view of the future.

“Fiscal expansion can replace ineffective monetary policy at the zero lower bound,” Sims said. “It requires deficits aimed at, and conditioned on, generating inflation. The deficits must be seen as financed by future inflation, not future taxes or spending cuts.”

It was not clear whether such ideas will catch on. But there was a broad sense here that the other side of government may need to up its game.

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Related Topics:

Germans “Lose Faith in Banks”, Rush To Buy Safes*

No TTIP Deal This Year between the E.U. and U.S. this Year*

Russian Interior Ministry Foiled Mass Robbery of All National Banks*

Bank Bail-outs Behind Behind U.K.’s Collapsing Public Services*

Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation*

Hiding in the U.S Ireland to Prosecute Top Banker for Destroying Their Economy*

Mystery of New York Fed Robbery Has Central Banks Asking Who’s Next*

British Banking System the Pumping Heart of Terror Finance and Global Drug Trade*

Corrupt Icelandic Officials to Free Jailed Banksters*

BRICS Under Attack: Western Banks, Governments Launch Full-Spectrum Assault On Russia*

Global Bankster Mafia Caught Rigging Markets to Destroy Middle Class*

A New Digital Cash System was Just Unveiled at a Secret Meeting for Bankers In New York*

Anonymous Strikes the Heart of the Empire — Takes Down U.S. Federal Reserve Bank*

U.K. FCA given 24 hr Notice to accept Gold Currency offer of Swissindo in all U.K. Banks*

Deutsche Bank ‘World’s Most Dangerous Bank’ – Shares Halved*

Hungary Becomes First European Country to Ban Rothschild Banks*

The Secretive Bank of England — Controlling the World’s Money Supply*

Anonymous Takes 9 Rothschild Central Banks Offline*

Top Rothschild Bankster Pushes Corrupt Communist to Lead U.N.*

Russia highly Concerned over Turkey’s Military Intervention in Northern Syria*

Russia highly Concerned over Turkey’s Military Intervention in Northern Syria*

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday voiced to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu by phone his concern over Ankara’s actions in northern Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

“The Russian side expressed concern over the actions of Turkey’s Armed Forces and Ankara-controlled opposition detachments in the northern part of the country, over their consequences for the process of the Syrian conflict settlement,” the ministry said.

The ministry says the sides “discussed topical issues of Russian-Turkish relations, including progress in the implementation of agreements achieved between the Russian and Turkish presidents in St. Petersburg on August 9 within the framework of the common understanding bilateral cooperation should be restored step by step.”

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Related Topics:

Three U.S. Allies Now Fighting against Each Other in Northern Syria*

Turkey aligns with over Syria*

Turkish Deputy PM Admits That Ankara’s Policy on Syria Caused ‘Many Sufferings’*

Top U.S. National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup*

Israeli Tanks Enter Gaza Strip, Fire Live Rounds at Palestinian Farmers*

Israeli Tanks Enter Gaza Strip, Fire Live Rounds at Palestinian Farmers*

Palestinian sources say several Israeli battle tanks, escorting bulldozers, have entered the central part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and fired a number of shots at Palestinians gathering to stop the ravaging of farms.

The sources, speaking anonymously, said four Israeli tanks and two armoured bulldozers advanced more than 150 meters into farming lands east of the Bureij refugee camp on Wednesday morning, and bulldozed them while unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead, the International Middle East Media Centre reported.

They added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds to keep Palestinian farmers out of their own lands during the invasion.

Israel launched its latest war on the Gaza Strip in early July 2014. The 50-day military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children. Over 11,100 others — including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people — were also wounded in the war.

Israel continues to carry out attacks on the Palestinian enclave from time to time.

Israeli soldiers target Palestinian lands in the northern and eastern parts of the blockaded Palestinian coastal sliver on a rather regular basis, preventing farmers from working on their own lands.

Israeli fighter jets also frequently bomb the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military also uses drones over the impoverished terrain either to monitor and photograph Palestinian military units in the blockaded coastal enclave, or launch aerial attacks against targets.

The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

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Related Topics:

Greater Israel and the Tale of Two Temples*

Israeli Prepares to Build Illegal Settlement that would Split West Bank in Two*

New Israeli Crackdown Aims to Root Out, expel BDS Activists*

Jewish Anti-Occupation Activists Stand With Black Lives Matter*

Files linking Britain to Israel’s nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives*

Jews caught staging “Muslim terror” again to hype up flagging support for their evil antichristian apartheid regime

Palestine to Sue U.K. for the Creation of ‘Israel’*

Top U.S. National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup*

Top U.S. National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup*
By F. William Engdahl

While the Obama Administration and the CIA officially cling to the fig leaf lie that U.S. intelligence was innocent of any involvement in the failed July 15 coup d’ etat attempt by the CIA-run Fethullah Gülen organization in Turkey, the truth is coming out from senior U.S. intelligence insiders themselves. It reflects a huge internal faction struggle within U.S. leading circles in what by all accounts is shaping to be the most bizarre Presidential election year in American history.

Zbigniew Brzezinski

The first admission that U.S. intelligence had their hand in the anti-Erdogan coup, a coup launched just days after Erdogan announced a major strategic shift away from NATO and towards Russia, came from Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski is one of the most senior members of the US intelligence establishment, a former Obama Presidential adviser and former National Security Council architect of the Jimmy Carter 1979 Mujahideen Afghanistan terror operations against the Soviet forces in that country.

In a Twitter tweet from his own blog, Brzezinski wrote a précis of a new article he wrote for The American Interest magazine. He writes,

“The U.S. backing of the attempted coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a grave mistake that could deliver a major blow to the U.S. reputation.” That’s definitely putting it mildly given what’s unfolding in Turkey since July 15.

Brzezinski went on to write,

“Turkey was on the verge of reconsidering its foreign policy after failure in the Syria during the last five years, and the U.S. miscalculation in supporting the coup and hosting its leader (Fethullah Gülen, now in CIA-arranged exile in Pennsylvania-w.e.) was so serious that it is no longer possible to put the blame on once-U.S.-ally Turkey if it turns its back on U.S. and rethink (sic) its policies.” He continues,

“A potential Russia-Turkey-Iran coalition would create an opportunity to solve the Syrian crisis. If Erdogan had the smallest bit of wisdom, he should have come to the understanding that he could not make an independent credibility with the help of some ‘decayed’ Arab countries,” no doubt referring to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the prime financiers of the Syrian terror war against Assad since 2011.

Brzezinski, who together with Henry Kissinger was one of the foremost U.S. foreign policy strategists of the post-war period, the founding Executive Director of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, and one who still today presumably retains Top Secret clearance access to U.S. intelligence reports, was expressing his fury at the utter incompetence of U.S. intelligence in managing the Turkey relationship. Notably, the person in the U.S. State Department directly responsible for not only the disastrous U.S. coup in February, 2014 in Ukraine, but also for Turkey, is the hapless neo-con perpetual warrior-ess, Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland, wife of neo-con Robert Kagan.

Brzezinski’s candid critique was followed up by an even more detailed expose of U.S. intelligence ties to Fethullah Gülen, charged by the Turkish government with treason and backing the July 15 coup. In a guest article in the E.U. online mgazine EurActiv.com dated 17 August, 2016, Arthur H. Hughes confirms the intimate links between Gülen and the CIA, noting that

“Gülen fled to the U.S. with the assistance of the diplomat Morton Abramovitz, CIA agents Graham Fuller and George Fidas, and the above-mentioned Fr. Alexander Karloutsos.”

Gülen CIA friend Bartholomew I

Hughes’ article is a bombshell in many respects, and most definitely in his detailing of the intimate ties between the CIA, Gülen and the current Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, current Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch. Hughes described the above-mentioned Father Alexander Karloutsos:

“…one of the members of the American-Israeli lobby in the Constantinople Patriarchate is Father Alexander Karloutsos, Public Affairs Officer close to Archbishop Demetrios (of America-w.e.). Thanks to his ties with high-level officials and Greek-American billionaires, he is basically the only person who controls the money flows from the U.S. to the Phanar (the Greek Orthodox part of Istanbul-w.e.), and that gives him wide possibilities of exerting pressure upon the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On the other hand, Karloutsos is also in good relations with former CIA Director George Tenet, and with the preacher Fethullah Gülen cooperating with the American intelligence.”

George Tenet, a close ally of the Clinton political machine is a Greek-American former head of CIA during the time of Bill Clinton and also George W. Bush. The Clintons are both on record praising Fethullah Gülen. It seems to be a cozy network of CIA-Gülen-Constantinople Patriarchate-Clintons, all financed with “money from Greek-American billionaires.”

Arthur H. Hughes is not a casual commentator on events in Turkey and the Middle East. He was U.S. Ambassador to Yemen in the 1990’s during the Clinton Presidency, then Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Near East and South Asia, and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv. His linking of Gülen to the CIA and to the Constantinople Patriarchate points to one of the least-public and most influential covert CIA-run networks in the world, the anti-Moscow Orthodox Patriarchate of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Hughes suggests that if Erdogan and the Turkish government are serious about dealing with future coup threats, they should put the Constintanople Patriarchate under the magnifying glass.

As I’ve documented in my book, The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy, Graham E. Fuller and George Fidas, both decades-long senior CIA officials managed to secure an extraordinary permanent residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, over the loud formal objections of the US State Department, in 1999, when Gülen was about to be charged by the Turkish authorities for inciting treason.

Most recently, Fuller felt compelled to write on his blog that, indeed he did help Gülen obtain a U.S. green card, but that no, Gülen was not behind the failed July 15 coup. However Turkish reports place Fuller and another senior CIA ally, Henri J. Barkey, at a luxury hotel on one of the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, some twenty minutes from Istanbul the night of the failed coup. In a subsequent appearance at a Washington think tank forum held by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a neo-con address whose chairman is former CIA director, neo-con James Woolsey III, Barkey and his host tried to make a feeble joke about his presence in Istanbul the night of the coup and his ties to Gülen.

For once, Brzezinski is right.

The CIA-Gülen coup d’etat attempt to topple Erdogan after his turn towards rapprochement with Moscow was “a grave mistake.” The consequences, aside from a massive crackdown on Gülen networks and media inside Turkey, include an open dialogue of Erdogan and the Turkish government of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım with Russia and now with Iran, about a “solution” to the Syrian war that would include Bashar al-Assad as at least a transition figure.

The Erdogan pivot East since the failed CIA coup has forced the Pentagon to quietly remove its nuclear warheads from Turkey’s Incirlik airbase near the Syrian border to Romania. At the same time, Turkey’s Prime Minister on August 20 stated to the media that Russia could possibly use Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase if necessary, something that certainly produced more acute gas pains in Langley, Foggy Bottom (the more than fitting name for the U.S. State Department headquarters), and the Obama White House.

July 15 may go down in history as one of the most decisive defeats of American global power projection, of the so-called New World Order of David Rockefeller and friends. If so, not a minute too soon for the prospect of a more peaceful world.
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Related Topics:

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard Plan is Failing*

Three U.S. Allies Now Fighting against Each Other in Northern Syria*

German Paper Admits Ghouta Sarin Attack in Syria Committed By U.S.- backed Al-Qaeda*

Turkey aligns with over Syria*

Singing Your own Song – A Source of True Joy and Belonging*

Singing Your own Song – A Source of True Joy and Belonging*

By Allen L Roland

The Robin doesn’t sing because it’s happy ~ it’s happy because it sings. And this is the true source of my deepest joy ~ that I am singing my own song, as well as being in service and empowering others to sing their own song. In singing my own song, I have integrated with a universal chorus and we are all making a difference on this planet. In that sense, standing alone and singing your song is really belonging: Allen L Roland, PhD

 

“Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book. Let the way people say your name sound like the sweetest melody. So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain where no one will ever hear and your very existence will be the most hypnotizing scar. Make your life be your art and you will never be forgotten.” ~ Charlotte Eriksson

We each have a song to sing and eventually true happiness is defined by whether you are singing your own or someone else’s song.

Most people die with their music still locked up inside them because they never said Yes to themselves and allowed themselves to be controlled by fear.  

Saying yes to yourself is an incredible affirmation because it puts you in sync with source and a universal loving plan which is always saying yes to you and asks you only to listen and respond to your own inner voice and sing your song.

Singing your own song is the ultimate act of love for in singing your own song you become part of a universal chorus and a  Unified Field ~ which has been patiently waiting for you to play your part in a constantly evolving loving plan.

It is with that in mind that I share a beautiful story by Alan Cohen, from his book  Living from the heart , which captures the joy of knowing and singing your own song.

They’re Playing Your Song

By Alan Cohen author of “Living from the Heart.”

” When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she  goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child.  

They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that  expresses its unique flavour and purpose.

When the women  attune to the song, they sing it out loud.

Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else

When the child is born, the community gathers and sings the  child’s song to him or her. Later, when the child enters  education, the village gathers and chants the child’s song.

When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come together and sing.

At the time of marriage, the person hears his or her song.  

Finally, when the soul is about to pass from this world, the family and friends gather at the person’s bed, just as they did at their birth, and they sing the person to the next life.

When I have shared this story in my lectures, a fair amount  of people in the audience come to tears. There is something inside each of us that knows we have a song, and we wish  those we love would recognize it and support us to sing it

In some of my seminars I ask people to verbalize to a partner the one phrase they wish their parents had said to them as a child. Then the partner lovingly whispers it in their ear. This exercise goes very deep, and many significant insights start to click. How we all long to be loved, acknowledged, and accepted for who we are !

In the African tribe there is one other occasion upon which  the villagers sing to the child. If at any time during his or her life, the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, the individual is called to the centre of the village and the people in the community form a circle around them. Then they sing their song to them.  

The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behaviour is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity.  When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.

A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it.

Those who love you are not fooled  by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty, your  wholeness when you are broken; your innocence and your purpose when you are confused.

One summer when I was a teenager I went to the community pool, where I met a man who changed my life. Mr. Simmons talked to me for about ten minutes. It wasn’t what he said that affected me so deeply; it was how he listened to me. He asked me questions about my life, my feelings, and my interests.

The unusual thing about Mr. Simmons was that he paid attention to my answers. Although I had family, friends, and teachers, this man was the only person in my world who seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and valued me for who I was.  

After our brief conversation I never saw him again. I probably never will.  

I’m sure he had no idea that he gave me the gift  of a lifetime. Maybe he was one of those angels who show up for a brief mission on earth, to give someone faith, confidence, and hope when they most need it.

You may not have grown up in an African tribe that sings  your song to you at crucial life transitions, but life is always  reminding you when you are in tune with yourself and when  you are not.

When you feel good, what you are doing matches your song.  

In the end, we shall all recognize our song and sing it well. You may feel a little warble at the moment, but so have all the great singers. Just keep singing and you’ll find your way home. “

I remember vividly one summer day as a young teenager when I met my extremely gifted grandmother for the first and only time at my home in Nahant, Massachusetts ~ she took me by the hand, looked into my palm, squeezed my hand and knowingly smiled. At that moment, I knew I was loved and special and I never forgot her loving gesture and silent acknowledgement of my unsung song ~ which later became the discovery and sharing of a Unified Field of love and soul consciousness which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite ~ which we continue to resist at our ultimate peril.

By standing alone and with great courage singing my song ~ I have become an integral part of something far greater than myself and sense a deeper belonging.

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Related Topics:

Don’t Play that Song!

Einstein’s Letter to His Daughter about the Universal Force of Love*

Freedom Proves Gravity Subject to Another Force ~ LOVE*

The World of the Hummingbird and It’s Meaning

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children*

The Healing Sounds of Life

Humanity at the Crossroads: The Crisis in Spiritual Consciousness

The Problem is in the Mind, and the Solution’s in the Heart*

Reasons to Convert Your Music to 432hz*

Rockefeller Music Project in the War on Consciousness*