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Coyote, you asked what I meant about forced vaccines. The word flew out of me as I was writing in an automatic writing way. I wasn’t thinking it though but it is common knowledge that the pharmaceutical industry has a strong influence on the universities and the mainstream press. They are all about profit even it it means sacrificing lives. They have infiltrated the medical schools by paying professors and researchers lucrative honorariums and research grants, and the medical societies like the IDSA (the Infectious Disease Society of America) as wells the CDC, the National Institute of health, and the national Institute of mental health.
Thanks Jeanne. I agree that the pharma infiltration of media, academia, and, our health care network is problematic and parallels many other instances of corporate overreach in American civic life (the closest example I can think of is how beholden state/university agriculture programs are to the pesticide and agribusiness industries). But I'm still wondering what bearing that state of affairs has on vaccines.
Are vaccines overused? Are we too aggressive in delivering vaccines to infants and children with developing immune systems? Are the current pharmaceutical methods of developing vaccines suspect? These are the questions I have, and right now there doesn't seem to be any middle ground where one can air these ponderings without being branded an anti-science, anti-vax nut job. Stances on this issue are just so inflamed, partly because what's at stake is so personal and primal; the health and well-being of our children.
Regardless of what may or may not be going on with development of vaccines, regardless of Big Pharma, regardless of lobbying to CDC, NIH, etc., the idea of NOT getting vaccinations at all is a selfish one. One cannot claim to be altruistic or enlightened and be anti-vax. I say this as a person with a compromised immune system (who gets every vaccination anyway), who is also from a science/medical family. Yes, there is a tiny risk, but bear in mind that any links to autism have been well disproven, and the original research papers on that have not only been debunked, they have been completely withdrawn, which is a rarity in the science world. And despite the risk, much like voting, it is a civic duty to get vaccinated.
As for those who are against it for whatever reason, that's fine as long as you don't send your unvaccinated kids to public schools, and don't go out in public when you come down with whatever disease - if you're willing to quarantine the entire family til it passes, I'm ok with that. But don't come to my local ER and spread it around. Don't go to the pharmacy to buy aspirin or to the market to buy herbal teas - STAY HOME, preferably off the grid somewhere. And by all means, please homeschool your kids.
Do vaccines increase risk of other things like cancer? I don't know, but even if so, we as a society have to continue to protect as many of us as possible given the science so far.
This may seem harsh, but I have known victims of the "old" diseases in my life. Kids who were partially paralyzed due to polio. Boys who got mumps who could never have kids as a result. My husband and other family members who get shingles (because we all had chicken pox as kids). And a few here and there who died. My father had a baby brother, who died of meningitis as an infant. My grandmother never really got over it. Today, this is something we can vaccinate against. Not vaccinating children against the big diseases amounts to abuse IMHO. I still remember family members who traveled having to get different booster shots depending on the country - sometimes it was required to get a visa. When I traveled to Southeast Asia, I made sure to get Hep A and B done in plenty of time.
For those of you becoming parents, I can share the compromise I did: I refused to let our pediatrician do more than 2 vaccines at a time, for not more than 3 diseases at a time. This meant more frequent trips, but I do think it's reasonable to give an infant's immune system a little space between the provocations of the vaccines. So let's say on June 1 we'd do a Meningitis vaccine plus a HIB vaccine. Then I'd return on June 14 or so for the MMR, and maybe on June 30 for polio and chicken pox. Just space things out. No reasonable pediatrician will refuse this if they see you are being compliant overall.
Look, I remember that the swine flu vaccine of a long time ago caused many people to develop Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a serious and life threatening disease. Some died. As a result many, many people still refuse to get the flu shot. When swine flu came around again in 2009, I didn't hesitate, I got the shot and was grateful for it, and this time around no one got GBS from it. I knew it was a risk, but I didn't want to die from swine flu either, and I was working with frail elderly people who I didn't want to carry such a disease to, so I did it.
Often I have prophetic dreams or guidance from my spirit guide during the hynopompic state between deep sleep and awakening. This morning as I toggled between sleep and wakefulness, I asked my spirit guide what is going to happen to our democracy. It has, after all, been a deeply disillusioning week as we've watched our emboldened president (lower case and I'm leaving it) encourage government employees to break the law and assuring them of presidential pardons if they do. We've seen the Attorney General refuse to release the full, unredacted Mueller report to Congress and call legal investigations by the FBI "spying." We've seen the Secretary of the Treasury act as if he doesn't have to obey the law in turning over tax records to the House. It's been hard not to despair as we watch our government institutions threatened by authoritarianism and our downward slide continue.
Yes, this is what I'm thinking about all the time. So, when I asked my spirit guide for guidance, I saw a paper city map with a main road heading straight to authoritarianism. It looked pretty clear as to where we are heading. Then I heard a voice say, "turn the map over. What's on the back of the map?" On the back of the map was a list of hundreds of street names. "Look at the map again." So, I looked at the map and this time I noticed the multitude of city streets surrounding the authoritarianism destination. "There are multiple ways to avoid the disastrous destination. It can be bypassed. There can be roadblocks on the main road." So the message to me is that it's not yet set that the destruction of our democracy will happen.
I do hope readers will be joining us for the Full Moon Meditation on April 18th. It will be a chance to meditate together and direct our energy towards protecting our country and our future. We can find alternative routes to a brighter future.
Bluebelle I find your dream both encouraging and sort of frightening. If the way we are pointed is presently straight toward authoritarianism I am worried those side streets won't get used in time! It is unfortunate that Trump has been such a master at marketing his brand of presidency to people who seem attracted to his brand of authoritarianism which pushes back against freedoms and civil rights of non-whites and foreigners of non-Christian religions. I feel that the civil rights of women is also under attack.
I’ve been struggling with one scene from my dream with the people strung on the line. There was a close up on one person already strung on the line to show me that these people willingly choose this situation. It was a very young woman with her hair in a long single braid. She is wearing a dress and has her mouth clamped firmly on the string. I see the close up of her mouth so that there is no doubt in my mind that she is purposely clamping down on the string to keep it in place. This close up was upsetting in a different way than the close up of the sharp needle. It was so upsetting I didn’t describe it in detail before. I have been thinking about why I am so upset and what I should say about it. The woman is giving up her voice and her freedom willingly for the illusion of security. She is the one part of the dream that I thought was symbolic of the religious conservative voters. She embodies their need for women to willingly shut up and submit and allow others to control their bodies and their behavior. If mothers willingly submit to the religious traditions which are imposed on them then they teach the next generation of girls to submit and do the same. Another generation of women get to learn to be quiet and do what is expected. Add to this the republican’s resistance to providing birth control or other reproductive health care and preventing a woman from having control over her own body. It does sound a lot like The Handmaids Tale to me also--Thanks Jeanne for mentioning it earlier.
I had a dream a couple of days ago that may have been about the US. The dream has me at a house, and there are many people in the house because I can hear their voices in different areas of the house. I go into the living room and there is a young man on the couch, which is very cheap and uncomfortable looking, and he is watching a handheld tablet device. He says,"I have lots of movies here! I have this streaming service so I can watch lots of movies..." He seems to be unable to take his eyes away from what he is watching. I feel a little weird standing there while he watches a movie so I go outside. On the street outside the house is a primitive truck, I almost feel like it is an altered truck. It is like no truck I've seen before. It feels like someone converted some kind of delivery truck or something. It is ugly with old paint and beat up. It hasn't been used as a delivery truck for a business in a long time. I see a rug hanging on the back of the truck is covering the opening of the truck bed. It seems like there is another opening toward the front of the truck to let air flow into the truck. I can't describe this very well but it was like the truck needed air to flow through it so that people could stay cool inside. Inside was two women with their children living in the truck. They were living there because they had no house. I knew this in the dream when I looked at the rug and seemed to hear their voices. The women wanted their children to go to sleep. Outside on the street I look around and observe a person wearing a Halloween costume coming down the street towards me and then I wake up. After I wake up I try to remember the Halloween costume and I seem to get either an Easter bunny or I am not sure what...If it is an Easter bunny it reminds me of the costume of the Easter bunny standing beside Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll. I saw it and thought it looked creepy. Weirdly I also feel like it might have been a more traditional Halloween costume, but I can't remember it--just something dark and ugly. Maybe it was the Easter bunny then morphed into the Halloween costume but it isn't clear in my mind at all.
I later thought that the scene in the house suggested a lot of people trying to live in one house. It felt like that to me. They couldn't afford their own places so they had to share the same house to survive. The man watching the movie on a tiny tablet suggests no money for a TV. Cheap couch suggets same thing, not much money for the niceties in life. He seems to be obsessed with movies, this must mean something also...but what?
The scene outside suggested the women had gone in together and bought a truck to make it into a place to live in. They altered it so it was bearable for them and their children to sleep in. The part that makes no sense to me is the person in the costume coming down the street. If it is a reference to the White House, then what does it mean? Does it mean the Trump administration policies are going to cause economic downturn with the tariffs? I have the feeling my spirit guides were exaggerating the situation to help me remember the scenes. It probably won't seem that dire in real life. Sometimes they really exaggerate to get my attention.
Starpath, you've remembered well so many key elements of your dream! I think it's an important detail that the movie-watching guy was young. One of the rising generation. At an age where he should be shaping his own life's story and, ideally, engaged in his community and the world at large. And yet, he's content/complacent to remain desensitized/disengaged from what's happening in the real world (i.e., his uncomfortable living situation, what's happening in the truck just outside his door, what's coming down the street). He's at risk of being caught off guard by whatever it is the person in disguise has in store--or maybe the young man will choose to be oblivious, remaining mesmerized by what's on his small screen. The fact that he bragged about having access to so many movies (i.e., news coverage, blogs, tweets, talking heads, etc., unfolding 24/7) makes me think of those who become easily seduced into feeling special or important to be the audience for someone else's "movie"=easy fodder for, say, a charismatic, narcissistic, autocratic leader.
The old and beat up delivery truck that's become a makeshift and barely bearable shelter for the 2 women and their children could be a statement about the current stalled, broken, and supremely uncaring state of our immigration system. A system that's no longer delivering what's needed.
Halloween is about disguises--manipulations, really. In your dream, someone is making an attempt to come across as something they're not, to be seen as benevolent and unthreatening as the Easter Bunny. I think you're right--it's actually Trump. I'm reminded of last week when he saluted (?!) the Easter Bunny character at the White House. Even when he attempts to be normal and well-meaning, he can't help but reveal how daft and inappropriate and creepy he genuinely is. You were smart to wake up fast as he came towards you in the dream!
Starpath, your dream most certainly holds many more good insights than what I've just reflected. Thanks for sharing!
Starpath, I felt your dream was an image of a dark future that the Rethuglicans have in store for Americans if they don't wake up.
I saw the house in your dream as our people, especially the future of our young people And if you think about it, a house as a delivery truck fits the idea that we are all making a living here, delivering our goods and services to others.
But this delivery truck is poor and shabby, and the family has to live in it with no separate private life of their own, which may be the state of our country and where it is going if we don't wake up and vote out the insurgents who have taken over this country. Also the low wages and high cost of living fits a future where families will be sharing cramped quarters as this one was forced to do.
The migratory feeling about the families in the truck also fits the post-industrial lifestyle where families move for jobs - a condition that has evolved and brought wealth to the oligarchs but caused separation for families. Today there is no tribal home for Americans to gather with their extended families. Americans have been forced by their jobs to separate from each other with only a computer screen to find their tribes. And that computer screen brings phony images of non sensical mythical creatures, like Easter Bunnies, to convince people their leader is benign.
CDeanne your interpretation was masterful. Makes total sense that Halloween is about disguises. Halloween is also about death, hauntings, and the visitation of souls from the dead.
It's a dark dream, like the Ghost of Christmas future that Charles Dickens conjured for us as the future Scrooge will get if doesn't do something to change it.
The Easter Bunny is a benign image that Mango and his enablers project. It is an Orwellian image that talks down to the American people as if they are children.
The government and the political parties hire psychologists who are experts in marketing and mind control. They cloak the leader in the most benign image they can. Everything is orchestrated including Mango's rallies. There are business text books in psychological marketing that have debased psychological research to help enterprises succeed by using mind control.
The young man is glued to his computer screen. In Ray Bradbury's dystopian story Fahrenheit 451, books are burned and people are glued to enormous interactive t.v. screens, which distract them. They live in a trance while the government fights endless wars and prevents them from independent thinking.
The disguises remind me of the visions I had of Trump in my last timeline reading where I saw his debauched face and body transformed by photo-shopped images of a handsome Hollywood-esque Big Brother leader. In my vision he was sitting in a Dumbo the Elephant Disneyland ride which I recreated here.
They are dumbing down their image to the lowest common denominator of American intelligence in order to control them. The Easter Bunny appeals to the Christian Right but in a non religious actually more pagan way so that it also appeals to nearly everyone in this c0untry.
I thought of the people in the truck less as immigrants and more as the average American of the future, if America doesn't wake up from the trance of YouTube and social media fed to them by corporate oligarch interests, this is the future life and standard of living facing our population that the oligarchs have in store for this country.
The poor family in the truck is eerily reminiscent of the impoverished families in Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, a story of billionaire greed and cruelty and the tragedy of the American farmers during the dustbowl years.
I am not saying this is our future. I am saying this is a glimpse of where it's going if we don't get these people out of office. I feel we will get them out of office, but we need to see where they are taking this country.
Last night I dreamed I was inside a large building with classical architecture and statues on the outside. It was reminiscent of a cathedral or government building. There were lots of people inside the building with me when we discovered there was a dangerous black mold on the outside of the building. Workers came to treat the mold with a fungicide and we were told that the treatment would kill the dangerous mold on the statues, but we would all be okay inside. Even though I was inside the building, I had a vision of what was going on outside as workers in hazard gear sprayed down the statues on the building. We just had to wait until it was safe to go back outside. I'm still thinking about it this morning and the first interpretation that came to mind is that this could be about our country, threatened by toxic people and government and yet we the people will be okay after the dangerous entities are removed.
Bluebelle, I love your dream. Christian Northrup wrote that house dreams are common for women.
The classical architecture and statues remind me that John Adams fashioned our government on the democracy of the Roman Empire. The mold comes from neglect. The toxic insurgents got traction because our people have taken the democracy for granted. In 2004.a national survey found that 80% of 10th graders did not know the Bill of Rights, had no clue what our forefathers had given their lives for.
Your dream shows that even with the neglect, it’s not too late for our democracy.
CDeanne and Jeanne I feel there is a lot you both express that I agree with. I actually really like both of your explanations for different "flavors" of the dream. Thank you for the input! It was very interesting to read both of the posts.
I worried about posting the dream, I know it sounded a little dark, but I also know that some of my dreams can be about getting the general "vibe" across and are not literal. Perhaps the possible reality of this dream may be a potential timeline as Jeanne suggests--if the younger generation (represented by the young man who couldn't stop watching movies) doesn't stop entertaining themselves by mindlessly watching the internet and gets active and involved by keeping informed, voting and/or protesting...
I guess I feel like the scene with the two women and children living in a truck could also be about single mothers trying to band together to survive because the fathers (represented by the young male watching movies?) are not providing child support or something of that nature.
I remember now that the Easter bunny did morph into the creepy mask wearing man. I thought I couldn't remember, but I actually did remember but was upset at that image and tried to block it out. The Easter bunny did seem a little creepy but the mask was pretty bad. Darkness with teeth. I saw the top edge of the mask as a curved edge highlighted by the streetlight There were no eyes, just blackness. I didn't really want to remember but I could after I relaxed. It could be Trump or it could be a representation of all the people in his administration using power for their own selfish ends.
I also had a dream about William Barr I didn't want to post because I thought it was silly. I dreamed it April 11th. He was drinking beer out of a big glass beer mug and happy...he had Irish decorations around him...four leaf clovers, green streamers, etc. Seemed almost like a St. Patrick's day celebration, with an emphasis on the four leaf clovers. I think that it may mean that he thinks he is so lucky to get his position as attorney general and that he feels like he can get away with whatever he wants to... I also felt like he is "tribal" in the sense that Irish is a group of people he feels comfortable with and in reality his true tribe is the republicans. I didn't like this dream, I thought it was annoying to see him drinking beer and smiling but hey, maybe I should post it anyway.
I had a strange dream two weeks ago. It mixed some personal and some transpersonal issues. The personal part was that I was going to teach a class on the Tarot but I was delayed getting it together. (I am in reality planning to teach a new online Tarot course in late May and yes I have been delayed in posting it).
My cousin Andrew who reads the cards and helps me with the classes was delayed in getting to my house— part of the delay theme. In the dream he was coming over to help with the class but called to tell me he was miles away and would be late. (In reality he never comes to my house since he’s on the west coast and I’m on the east coast, but never mind, it’s a dream.)
In the dream I had decided I’d teach a new deck —the Osho Zen deck, in addition to my usual Thoth deck.
Now it’s getting Transpersonal because Zen is a path to forgiveness that I feel People need to practice in order to keep the peace in this divided world and in my divided head.
Then a weird thing happened in the dream that I can’t get out of my mind. I was turning over some Osho Zen cards to try to better understand them and the first card I turned over was, as clear as day, a street map of the State of Kentucky.
Keep in mind that there are no maps in the Osho Zen deck but when I saw the map of Kentucky, there was an understanding in the dream that the deck had many cards that were maps. This is intriguing because cards can be used as a map to guide you.
But Kentucky. Kentucky. That’s Mitch McConnell’s state. I think people realize how instrumental he has been in the chaos this country is going through. He’s also tied in with Russian oligarch money.
That map on the card was so vivid and it keeps popping up in my mind.
Thanks for sharing Starpath, lots of things to ponder. As a late Millennial (born in the 1990s) I feel the need to point out that the Millennial generation is extremely diverse in terms of ideology and lifestyle, and is hardly a mass of phone obsessed sleep walkers (the linked article discusses British Millennials, but American society and British society are facsimiles of each other). Also, young fathers now are much more likely to be engaged in child-rearing than they were in the past, so the women you saw in your dream could either A) stand for the millennia-old problem of men abandoning women once they become pregnant, or B) stand for the ways in which late-capitalist American society actively stymies low-income men in their efforts to be good fathers (scenario B sounds more in-line with your dream and its theme of America gone awry. Like Jeanne said, shades of Steinbeck in that image).
The fact that the people in the house in your dream were siloed into different rooms instead of speaking directly to each other might say something about how, as Americans, we're not talking to each other enough, sharing our common grievances, or coming together to chart a path for a better society. We are all imbued with enormous change-making potential that can be unlocked if we come together and say no to the paradigms of separation and competition. Left alone, however, we can only flail about and sink deeper into flawed habits that are inculcated by our flawed society. This applies as much to the phone obsessed young man as it would to, say, an 80 year-old retiree who can't stop railing about "those gay freaks and deadbeat blacks!", or to my own careerist Baby Boomer parents who haven't let go of the notion that climbing the corporate ladder and accumulating material belongings makes for a worthwhile life. And yes, the Easter Bunny/costumed figure is the malevolent force that wants to lead America into a dark future while everyone else is too isolated and distracted to do anything about it (wolf in sheep's clothing).
Your interpretation of the Barr dream sounds pretty accurate. He is feeling lucky and temporarily relieved ("Look at what I got away with! Now it's time to drink away my worries and second thoughts!") Also, politicians, both Democratic and Republican, like to surround themselves with working-class trappings, epitomized by St. Patrick's Day celebrations, so that they can convince their constituents (and themselves) that they are capable of being chummy with the barstool crowd. In reality, many of these politicians are elitist technocrats, and (in the GOP case) are disdainful of the working class.
Jeanne I feel like the cards with the maps on them represent a type of duality we face here on earth. The common person is familiar with maps as their guide and would find tarot cards a mystery. They would feel lost trying to use tarot cards. The street maps on the Osho Zen cards could represent your soul desire to reach people and show them the real way to get somewhere is by knowing your spiritual path. The need to get the class ready "on time" suggests you feel some urgency about this information becoming more widely used and understood by as many people as possible. The spiritual path is a calling you know but Kentucky may represent that group of people who seems the most out of touch with their spirituality, to the point of keeping someone like McConnell in the Senate for a long time without questioning whether this is the best option...it is merely the option they are comfortable with, like using a street map to get around in life instead of a tarot deck.
Just a quick note on the possible significance of St. Patrick’s Day and Barr. In a recent hearing, he was questioned about a conversation that he had with the president regarding the Mueller Report at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House recently. The way he was questioned and Barr reacted may indicate that someone heard him say something and that they wanted to get his answer to that on the record. It is possible that it is significant. Here is a clip of that moment: https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4791858/barr-st-patrick-day
Baba it is interesting that he was accused of secretly talking to Trump about the Mueller report at the St. Patrick's day event. I wonder if they do have a witness of some kind to indicate that happened. He has been so loyal and helpful, which makes one wonder if there are other perks he is happy about getting to ensure his loyalty. His son-in-law who is married to his youngest daughter got a job in the Trump administration:
Thanks Coyote for your insights as well. I agree with many things you said and I wasn't trying to lump all young people together but rather the feeling I got was if a young person's world was shrinking into a small house shared by many people and no luxuries, no money, and maybe no hope, then perhaps internet distractions would be the only way to stay sane in that environment. Maybe a subset of those young men in that environment would feel hopeless if they had a child to financially support...of course fathers are all ages and if they can't get employment due to a recession then they won't be able to pay child support.
I feel rather strongly now that this year will be the start of the next recession, maybe in a few months. I am only going by the feel of my dream and some other information I researched on the internet today but it is long overdue. The Fed has said it won't increase interest rates at all this year but hold them steady. They had planned on two interest rate hikes this year but changed their outlook. The global economy slowdown, trade wars started by Trump administration, lowering of housing affordability, and many other factors say it is highly likely--especially if the Fed is starting to get cautious. The Fed is not going to be sure the recession is starting until it is too late. Then they will try to lower interest rates but it will be too late and the recession may last longer this time than the last recession. I am sorry if this is upsetting to anyone but forewarned is forearmed--and if I'm wrong the US financially is going to be fine for a while longer, maybe until next year.
It is only crickets now and I feel like it wouldn't hurt for me to say that I am very likely wrong about the timing since most psychics/astrologers are saying recession highly likely in 2020.
Either way I guess the best thing is to have your financial ducks in a row before 2020. Pay down debt, or whatever you think could help.
Try not to stress unless you know you are in a vulnerable situation. About 30 percent of the people I work with are almost near retirement and are considering it right now. They are weighing their potential ability to survive on a smaller income and they are talking about it secretly. We all eventually hear about it because everyone gossips where I work. I am betting a lot of those people still have a good proportion of their retirement in the stock market because they aren't sure yet if they will retire soon.
I work in science so almost no one follows psychics or reads astrologer blogs and I would sound like some crazy person to some of them if I tried to warn them...and is it my place to try to do so? But I can try to warn the readers here (who understand these things probably better than me) and perhaps it may help someone who is reading this post.
I care about people and being empathic like most of you the idea of a recession gives me a heartache already. I live in an area with about 30 to 40 percent minority families and 20-30 percent retirees, and most of the rest are college students because I live in a college town. I will be asking Angels to help anyone and everyone if this turns out to be a great difficulty for our nation. Thanks.
Sorry Starpath if I came off as standoffish; I was more defensive than I needed to be. And you're right that in a Depression-like scenario where no one can find work, the temptation to turn inwards into our digital fantasy-lands will be strong.
And yes, there are pretty strong signals right now, both from psychics and even from mainstream business publications (as long as you know how to read between the lines) that a major economic downturn is shaping up for 2020.