February 2018

February 27, 2018

Teen suicide epidemic: More students have taken their own lives in NE Ohio than anywhere in country

February 27, 2018
Teen suicide epidemic: More students have taken their own lives in NE Ohio than anywhere in country
Teen suicide epidemic: More students have taken their own lives in NE Ohio than anywhere in country 

fox8.com
A tragic topic has dominated our headlines recently: More students
have taken their own lives in Northeast Ohio than in any other community
in America.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people and every single one is preventable.
watch the video below



Young people in Northeast Ohio shouldn't have to resort to taking their own lives. Sadly, it is not just there where suicide rates are rising. It is all across this nation where the suicide rates of the youth and adults alike are rising.

The reality is that this society is diseased. This society is evil. This society itself, its ways, is what is driving the increase in suicides.

Sure, you can say that social media plays a role. It does. But the problem is the culture of this nation itself. Social media only provides a path for evil to spread its emptiness. This nation's culture is an abyss and it is providing NOTHING for young people and adults alike. Then there are the "treatments" for people feeling depressed, suicidal, or 'feeling down'. The treatments tend to always fall back on pharmaceuticals. Anyone who has paid attention over the past few decades knows about this one and, like everything else negative, it all comes back to profits.

Then there are people that like to say that this 'world', more specifically this society, isn't a dead end. Including a speaker in the video above. In many ways...yes, it is. It is when you, more or less, force people to go along with this society's corruption. So much so that they're unable to see any other path in life. The future feels like nothing to them. They are seeing a perspective of the future being futureless in the worthless, yes worthless, ways of this society. It is why they feel lost. They don't feel free.

They're told that there is hope but they're not shown any brighter light. The American Dream has died. They are just told that the 'struggle' is what allows them to see hope. But what is hope? Hope in a damned society where so much is artificial. Including social interaction.  Even face-to-face interaction. "Hope" itself is to become just another materialist. You wonder why these people feel hopeless? Especially when the only hope they're given is are hardly any better than words written on motivational posters and feel-good pamphlets.

As the Russell Means quote goes, "The United States is a fake country that has no culture."

The way of this nation has always been to strip away true culture and replace it with the false. This "culture" being centered around, for example, shallow entertainment where characters on TV and media, entertainment personalities are passed off as more real and more important than what's around you. Now with the artificiality seeping more deeply into the internet, especially into social media, how in the f*ck are people supposed to feel?  When you realize that so many people around you are go-alongs, materialists and resemble something closer to zombies, how can many not feel that the future is empty?

These people, suicidal people, self-harmers, and those that are depressed, they have hopes, dreams, needs and want to live a full life. They don't want to die. Yet this society is providing them nothing. They have not ever been given the breathing room to live. This nation is providing them with the things that they don't need. Everything provided to them, of materialistic value, is unfulfilling. It is an atrocity that is equal to the evil of every other atrocity committed in this nation's history. And it is just as intentional.

The society that we were thrown into, by birth, is not our society. It is not our place. This is not our nation. This is not the United States of America. Not anymore. That dream was sold and replaced with the artificial long before most of us were born. Read the writing that's on the wall. This society is best left to its own ruin. It is up to you to turn your face, your life, the ways that you live life towards something larger than this world.

Faith requires the shedding of your ego and believing wholeheartedly in goodness and being good. To be an example in this world, to distance yourself from its ways, and to permit yourself to have faith in a power larger than yourself. You are not a being of this world. You are a spiritual being. There is a better way in this world. I won't preach to you because it is up to you to seek it out. In KiNDness. This society doesn't have to feel like a prison. Don't feel bad for not finding a place in a broken society. But don't beat yourself up over it.

Follow your nature of goodness, KiNDness, and don't allow this world to tear you down. Seek out those like yourself instead of dulling yourself out to become like every other soul-less being out there. There are still good people out there, everywhere. Seek them out and pull away from the corrupt culture of this nation.

February 2, 2018

Pawnee - The Star People

February 02, 2018
Pawnee - The Star People
Many of us have heard about the new-age tales of "star people". These star people, a opportunistic, new-age marketer belief, were a creation of Brad Steiger back in the 1970s. His 'creation' was built on ideas lifted from Native American beliefs. Steiger's beliefs are that some people have an extraterrestrial spirit. A spirit which grants them the ability to see other worlds, communicate directly with these other beings and are ideas based in ego. His and others commercial writings, and more modern definitions of star people, star seeds, indigo, crystal, rainbow people, and the like represent nothing of actual Native American beliefs.
more on that here

Anyways, on to the subject.

The original star people were the Pawnee. Though some tribes held similar beliefs in later times. The Pawnee saw their ultimate home as being amongst the stars. The Pawnee used the stars as guides. From these ideas they began to build their dwellings in the shape of domes. Which was a reference to the sky. The placement of their dwellings were also aligned with stars in the sky. The centers of their dwellings were held up with poles that were marked white, yellow, red, and black as colors of the stars. White stood for Sirius, yellow for Capella, red for Antares, and black for Vega. These stars are the Four Direction Stars.

Another important star was the Great Chief Star. Which, to us, is known as Polaris or the North Star. The passing of certain stars were important to Pawnee ceremonies, festivals, and spirituality. The Pleiades and other star formations were important to them and their planting ceremonies. One of the most symbolic group of stars to the Pawnee were the Swimming Ducks. They were two bright stars that made up the tail and stinger of the constellation of Scorpio, Lambda Scorpii, and Upsilon Scorpii. When they were seen before sunrise, in the southeastern sky, the Pawnee saw them as a sign of spring and a time to prepare for their spring ceremonies. Ceremonies that took place around the time when the first thunders of the seasons were heard.

M45 Pleiades Stromar
By Boris.stromar (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The Milky Way also held importance in the spiritual beliefs of the Pawnee. They saw it as the soul pathway of the deceased. The region above the Milky Way, where there are no stars, is where the Pawnee believed that the spirits of the deceased returned to take their place amongst the stars. They also believed that the Milky Way was divided. One part was for those that died of natural causes and other part for those that died before for their time. Which also included death in battle. The stars of the east are, in Pawnee spirituality, male stars. Within the eastern stars is a red star, the Morning Star, which is Mars. It is seen as the greatest among the eastern stars. The stars of the west are female stars and the most important amongst them is the Evening Star, which is Venus. Another star, the Wolf Star, is representative of the wolf coming and going from the spirit world. The wolf running down the Milky Way is where the Milky Way gets its name in Pawnee belief, the Wolf Road.