If You Hear “Can You Hear Me?” On The Phone, Hang Up Immediately! Here’s Why!

Phone scams aren’t a new trick. They’ve been around for quite some time. And just when we uncover the latest scam, a new one arises, making it increasingly difficult to warn people. Staying on top of fraud scams can help you protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Here’s how the latest phone scam works:

You answer your phone to hear a stranger on the other end ask “Can you hear me?” If you hear this phrase, it’s important that you hang up immediately. The call is coming from a scammer who is trying to get a recording of your voice. As soon as you say “yes,” the scammer has that recording. He can use the recording of your voice saying “yes” to make purchases or other financial transactions in your name.
When you’re engaging in financial transactions, banking or shopping over the phone, saying “yes” often represents signing a verbal contract. Once the scammer has your voice recording, he or she can use it to confirm account changes, transfer money or make purchases in your name. Pretty scary right?

Here’s How To Avoid A Phone Scam:

  • Don’t answer phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize. If you answer the phone when an unfamiliar number is calling, this lets criminals know that your number is valid. This can leave you open to more scammers in the future.
  • If you do decide to answer the phone when an unknown number is calling, be cautious, especially if the caller is asking questions that prompt a “yes” answer from you. These might include “Can you hear me?” or “Are you the homeowner?” Instead of answering yes, try asking “Who are you and why do you want to know?”
  • Try changing the settings on your phone to automatically send unknown numbers to voicemail. Scammers very rarely leave voice messages! If you have no message, you won’t have any reason to call them back.
  • Don’t give your personal information to strangers, even if someone calls claiming to work for your bank or your car insurance company. If you weren’t expecting the call, don’t hand out your information. If there’s a problem, meet them at your bank or insurance company for a face-to-face conversation instead.
  • Don’t feel bad about hanging up on a stranger. You can never be too careful! Hanging up can help save you from becoming a victim of a scam.

Watch the video below for more information about the latest phone scam:

source and courtesy: David Wolfe

8 Reasons to Cut the Toxic Negative People from your Life

The first step is to move away from the people in your life who bring you down. Yes, toxic people. It doesn’t matter who they are, whether they’re friends, family or co-workers. If they’re seething with pessimism and always ready to point out what is wrong, you need to move on.
Still not convinced. Consider these 8 reasons to cut these toxic people from your life.

1. You don’t have time or energy to deal with other people’s drama

Between getting your work done, hanging out with friends or figuring out your life’s goals, you don’t exactly have time to spare. Dealing wtih negative people sucks time from you, and that takes away your energy for living a good life.

2. They’re bad for your health

Did you know that there are studies showing that there are horrible long-term outcomes from continually behaving with cynicism, hostility and depression? When you’re around toxic people, you behave this way much more. For the sake of your health, move on from toxic people.

3. Social engagements leave you feeling drained instead of charged

It’s incredible to spend time with people you love. You feel upifted. That’s how socializing SHOULD feel.
Yet social interactions don’t always play out this way. Toxic people leave us on edge, anxious and exhausted from dealing with negative people. Chase the fun feelings and move on from toxic people.

4. Negativity is contagious…

It’s part of human nature to become more like the people we spend time with. Remember, even if you consider yourself an optimistic person, you’ll be impact by negative people around you. Do yourself a favour and move on from the toxic people so the optimistic you can be seen and reinforced by others.

5. … but so is positivity

That’s why you need to spend time with other optimistic people. You’ll become more positie, and see the world through rosy colored lenses. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your outlook changes.

6. Toxic people try to bring you down when you’re feeling good

Misery loves company. Toxic people don’t want you feeling good. They’ll continually try to bring you down so that you’re feeling the way they are. Don’t let it happen, spend time with more positive people.

7. … but won’t ever lift you up when you’re feeling down

Toxic people don’t know how to make someone feel better, because they want to dwell in negativity. If you’re feeling down, these feelings will just be reinforced and the people you’re spending time with won’t be contributing to you feeling better.

8. You’ll make room in your life for positive things

Think of it as cleaning out your closet. When you rid yourself of the people bringing you down, there’s more space for new things.
Heathy new relationships, positive friends and uplifting partners.
These are all coming your way when you get toxic people to move on from your life.
source and courtesy: truthinsideofyou.org

THE SCIENCE OF THE HEART: OUR HEARTS ACTUALLY HAVE IT’S OWN INTELLIGENCE

We all know the difference between good vibes and bad vibes, but what is really happening at a scientific level when we talk about “vibes”?  Or what about when we know someone is a bad person and can feel it in our gut, only to later find out that they are abusive and manipulative?
While there is an energetic and spiritual side to this question, there is also a hard scientific explanation of what is occurring when we tap into the vibes of other people.   With the development of new scientific instruments, intuition is now something being studied using the scientific method.

The electromagnetic field of the heart

The heart generates a powerful and measurable electromagnetic field.  Magnetocardiography is the science of measure the field that is produced by the electrical activity within the heart.
It’s mainstream scientific knowledge that the resonant frequencies of the field of your heart interacts with the fields of others around you.  This effect is super strong within the first several feet in particular, but has been reported to be measured even at a distance of hundreds of meters.
Most of us know that the heart holds an energy system of its own and is one of the 7 main chakras within our energy field, and that our heart centers can interact with the heart centers of others.  But it turns that it’s more than just an energy center for emotions, spiritual health, or even nervous system activity.  The heart almost acts as a second mind with its own sense of awareness.
The Institute of Heartmath is an organization that focuses on the science of the heart and its relationship to the brain, nervous system, and the energy of the planet.  Their studies have shown time and time again that the heart is a “little brain” and has an intuitive intelligence of it’s own independent of the mind.
“We observed that the heart was acting as though it had a mind of its own and was profoundly influencing the way we perceive and respond to the world. In essence, it appeared that the heart was affecting intelligence and awareness.”

The studies proving the heart’s intuitive intelligence

In this study, 26 participants were shown a series of 45 pictures.  30 of the pictures were neutral, and 15 of them were emotionally arousing.  The participants were hooked up to an electrocardiogram to measure cardiac accelerations and decelerations, and an electroencephalogram to measure heart-beat evoked “potentials” on the surface on the skin.  What the found was incredible.
A significantly greater heart rate deceleration occurred prior to future emotional stimuli compared to calm stimuli, and there was a significant difference in the refraction period within cardiac cycles for the emotional versus the calm.  Both the heart and the brain were responding to the emotionally arousing photos prior to them even being seen by the person in linear time, but the heart was receiving the intuitive information prior to the brain.
The also found that there was a large difference in intuitive intelligence between males and females, and the females pick up on intuitive information more often and at a quicker rate than men did.  So the spiritual concept of females being more in touch with their intuitive and emotions is not just New Age philosophy. It’s now scientifically proven that intuition is real, the heart plays a more important role in intuitive information than the brain, and that females are more heart-centered.
As they concluded in the original study found here:
Once the prestimulus information is received in the psychophysiologic systems, it appears to be processed in the same way as conventional sensory input. This study presents compelling evidence that the body’s perceptual apparatus is continuously scanning the future.
Here is an amazing video by the Institute of Heartmath explaining the heart’s intelligence and it’s role in happiness, human interaction, and global coherence:

source and courtesy: Spirit Science

Never Do These 4 Things Before You Go To Bed!

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Sleep is also consistently and increasingly recognized as important to public health. Insufficient sleep can be linked to automobile accidents, industrial disasters, or other occupational hazards, which is why the importance of sleep always seems to be stressed.


According the United States’ leading public health organizations, sleep, or lack there of, is considered a public concern and epidemic. Unfortunately, the number of people who suffer from insufficient sleep is rising. Despite the amount of research that backs these organizations’ claims, there are plenty of people who think minimal sleep is no big deal.
If you want to live a healthier, safer lifestyle, you need to more sleep. Take a look at these four things you should never do before you go to sleep, if you want to get enough.

1. Get on Social Media

Updating your status on Facebook, adding that picture to Instagram, or snapchatting your friends are all included. Smartphones and computer monitors stimulate the brain, which is the opposite of what you want to do when you’re getting ready to go to bed.
These devices produce blue light, which can interrupt the body’s sleep/wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. Leave your phone alone until morning.

2. Eat Sugary, Fatty, or Spicy Foods

The more sugar or fat we have in our bodies, the more energy our bodies need to burn in order to get rid of the excess calories. Eating these foods before we sleep just makes it harder to do so, and it forces our bodies to store the calories for later, producing fat. Spicy foods can cause acid reflux, which will only get worse while laying down.

3. Drink or Eat Caffeine

Caffeine is highly stimulating, as most of us know, and has the power to keep us awake much longer than we want. Caffeine is one of the most addictive substances out there, and it needs to be consumed in moderation.
Even decaffeinated coffee has traces of caffeine, although it’s a much smaller amount than a normal cup, it can still keep you awake.

4. Not Having a Bedtime Routine

Routines get our bodies used to a specific time. For instance, if you always do the same things before you go to bed in the same order, your body will already be aware that it’s time to go to sleep. You might even feel yourself getting tired while you’re brushing your teeth or reading a book. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, find a routine that works for you.

source and courtesy: dailyvibes.org

An Ancient Practice To Peel Off The Mask We All Wear

Oh, the masks we wear: of an “obedient” daughter, an “understanding” wife, a “patient” mother, a “good” friend, a “confident” woman…or however else you describe yourself. Pay attention to the adjectives you use. Therein lie the layers of the masks we wear! Would you dare to simply be a woman? A friend? A mother? A daughter?
You?

Why do we have the need to create these masks?

Do we even realize they’re masks? Or do we so identify with them that they feel like our own skins? Is that why it’s so painful to peel them off? Whether we realize it or not, the biggest reason why we create these masks is to create a self that satisfies the collective expectations of the society around us. We are pack animals and need to use social skills to survive in the pack – the only real skill that’s necessary to survive in society is to fit in. To adapt. To mold ourselves.

Peeling off your mask can be scary to the second ego you created – it might seem like you’re losing your identity if you need to drop your “quirky” self, or the “perfectionist” self, or the “generous” self. Peeling your mask off is also threatening to the society around you – the family that wants you to stay obedient, the organizations that need you to be generous, the corporations that depend on you to remain workaholic.
It’s a whole system of survive and thrive – but of the society – not of the self. This separate self we created is simply a bundle of beliefs, identities. It’s a tangled mess of fears, desires, emotions and thoughts. It’s so tangled up that when we pull a thread it unravels a whole layer of the veil we created.
How to peel off the mask we created?
The only way we can meet our authentic self is by peeling off every layer of this grotesque mask we created. Atma Vichara is an ancient practice of Self Inquiry – it is considered the noblest path to self-realization:
  • Create a list of qualities you’ve always thought you identified with. For example, kindness, or generosity
  • When you journal, or sit for meditation, ask these questions: “who am I when I’m not kind?”, “what do I get for building this persona of kindness?”, “what would happen if I said no to someone who banks on my ‘kindness’ to give them my time and energy?”
  • “Don’t judge. Don’t resist. Don’t evaluate. Just observe.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Observe what comes up from within when you ask your questions of Self Inquiry.
  • Being able to meet the responses with honesty, clarity and integrity will lead you to your most authentic self.
Dare to become yourself. Dare to be You. Dare to be.
source and courtesy: sivanaspirit.com

How to Heal Your Body According to Your Zodiac Sign

If you follow my weekly energy forecasts you have probably heard me say that we all have the 12 zodiac signs within us in some way.
This is not just on an emotional and spiritual level, but on a physical level as well. In fact, each body part or area of your body is also ruled by a particular zodiac energy.
In the early days of medicine, doctors used to study dreams and the planets in order to work out how best to treat a patient. While this technique is long gone, there is still some value in understanding how astrology can help to heal you.
In astrology, each zodiac sign governs a different part of the body. When this part of the body is facing illness, channelling the energy of that sign can help.
Here is how you can use each astrology sign to heal your body:

Aries

Body: Aries rules over the head, hair and face.
Energy: Aries energy is all about leadership, standing up for yourself and going after what it is that you truly desire. It also rules over the emotions of anger, self-confidence and courage.
Imbalances: When Aries energy is not in balance it can manifest as headaches, migraines, loss of self confidence, runny nose and sinus problems. It can also manifest as acne, skin problems, eczema, rashes and hair loss.
Healing: Aries energy is all about being able to stand up for who you truly are and lead your life in a direction that feels good. If you have been hiding in the shadows, or perhaps even being lead too much by your ego, it may be time to bring this into balance. It may also indicate that you need to let go of over-active thoughts, slow down or pay attention to the world around you.

Taurus

Body: Taurus rules over the neck, throat, thyroid, tonsils and upper back area.
Energy: Taurus energy is all about stability and consistency. Taurus also rules over material or physical possessions and also our general feelings of security and self-assurance.
Imbalances: When Taurus energy is out of balance it can manifest as upper back issues, neck problems, sore throats and a hoarse voice. It can also cause feelings of “stuckness” or fear of changing or losing something.
Healing: Taurus energy is about taking a practical and methodical approach to life in order to feel secure and organised. If you have been lacking groundedness or perhaps stuck in a never ending cycle, it may be time to bring this into balance by harmonising your throat area. You can do this using blue crystals, singing and also making some changes to your life and external environment.

Gemini

Body: Gemini rules over your mind, thoughts, your ability to express yourself and your arms and hands.
Energy: Gemini energy is about the freedom to express yourself and collect your thoughts in an orderly way so other people can understand them. Gemini’s are natural communicators, writers and speakers.
Imbalances: When Gemini energy is out of balance it can manifest as scattered thoughts, confused mental processes, arm or hand pain and fear of expression. It can also cause people to become gossips or perhaps speak before thinking.
Healing: To balance the energy of Gemini meditation or journalling is often the best remedy. This helps to calm and soothe the mind and can release any repetitive thoughts.

Cancer

Body: Cancer rules over the chest, breast and heart area.
Energy: Cancer energy is about tuning into your emotions and expressing your truth and feelings. Cancer energy is also very nurturing and often desires to be of service to others.
Imbalances: When Cancer energy is out of balance it can manifest as uncontrollable emotions, feeling drained or overly sensitive and even withdrawal or the desire to be alone. Symptoms include respiratory illnesses, coughing, sore breasts and a tendency to emotionally eat.
Healing: To balance Cancer energy breathing exercises are often most beneficial, as is spending time out in the fresh air and light exercise. Balance can also be achieved through volunteering, giving to others or spending time nourishing and loving yourself.

Leo

Body: Leo rules over the heart, as well as the upper back.
Energy: Leo energy is all about learning to shine by being true to who you are. Leo energy is proud, confident and unafraid to express or go after what it wants.
Imbalances: When Leo energy is out of balance it can manifest as heart complications, difficulty in expressing emotions and feeling closed off to love. It can also manifest as a lack of self confidence, feeling shy or lead by fears.
Healing: To balance Leo energy, any form of creative expression is often helpful. This includes art, dancing, poetry, acting etc. Doing yoga poses to help open the heart area is also recommended, as is talking about or communicating your feelings to those you care about.

Virgo

Body: Virgo rules over the stomach and digestive organs.
Energy: Virgo energy is earthy, grounded and helps us to stay motivated to move through life’s challenges. Virgo energy is also about noticing the smaller, more refined details and is very headstrong.
Imbalances: When Virgo energy is out of balance it can manifest as digestive problems, constipation, eating disorders, chronic dieting and poor digestion. It can also manifest as over-thinking, stubbornness and obsessive behaviours.
Healing: To balance Virgo energy, it is important to learn how to let go and release some of the expectations you are placing on yourself. It is also important to calm your mind and perhaps take the time to get to the bottom of any nagging thoughts. This is best done through meditation, creative projects or even exercise. Making peace with your body and ensuring that you are eating a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables can also be helpful.

Libra

Body: Libra energy rules over your kidneys, bladder and lower back area.
Energy: Libra energy is all about learning how to connect and grow with others and form healthy partnerships and relationships.
Imbalances: When Libra energy is out of balance it can manifest as being too independent or too co-dependent. It can also manifest as issues relating to the bladder such as infections, frequent urination or lower back pain.
Healing: To balance Libra energy, it is important to find ways how to compromise in your life and perhaps think about others. On the flip side, if you have been relying too much to others, it may be time to find your own independence and strength.

Scorpio

Body: Scorpio energy rules over the genital area.
Energy: Scorpio energy is all about transformation and learning how to grow and change through life’s experiences. It is also about digging through your shadow side in order to bring it into the light.
Imbalances: When Scorpio energy is out of balance it can manifest as feeling stuck or perhaps even overwhelmed by too much change too quickly. It can also manifest as depression, STD’s, lack of libido or an overactive libido.
Healing: To balance Scorpio energy it is important to embrace change and be open to dealing with any shadows that emerge. To help with this, it may be beneficial to take up practices like meditation and tantra. Spending time near water can also help to recharge your batteries and emotionally release.

Sagittarius

Body: Sagittarius energy rules over your hips and thighs. It also rules over the liver.
Energy: Sagittarius energy is all about learning, exploring and teaching. Sagittarius energy is always ready for adventure and craves to understand life and the world.
Imbalances: When Sagittarius energy is out of balance it can manifest as hip problems, liver issues or even the tendency to over-indulge. It can also manifest as restlessness or perhaps an inability to stay in one spot for a long period of time. Alternatively, it can also manifest as stagnancy and perhaps an unwillingness to learn, embrace other cultures or keep an open-mind.
Healing: One of the best ways to balance Sagittarius energy is to travel or learn something new that will help to open and expand your mind. Doing something different from your regular routine can also help to balance the energy as can exercises that help to open the hip area.

Capricorn

Body: Capricorn energy rules over your bones, knees and teeth.
Energy: Capricorn energy is all about getting things done in a practical and orderly fashion. Capricorn energy is extremely ambitious and is highly motivated to achieve and create.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Capricorn energy can lead to workaholic tendencies, issues with the knees, cavities or tooth pain. It can also lead to putting too much pressure on oneself to achieve and a habit of working or ‘doing things’ in order to avoid emotions.
Healing: To balance Capricorn energy it is important to take a break, slow down and perhaps also check in with what is really fuelling your ambitions. A re-working of your schedule may also be in order to make less time for work and more time for play. Taking up practices such as meditation, yoga or even journalling may also be helpful.

Aquarius

Body: Aquarius energy rules over your ankles and your nervous system.
Energy: Aquarius energy is all about supporting humanity and thinking about things on a bigger and more global scale. Aquarius energy is extremely innovative and is often revolutionary in nature.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Aquarius energy can cause you to feel like a “mad scientist”, it may also cause feelings of losing touch with reality. Ankle issues can also present, as well as feelings of anxiety or even panic attacks.
Healing: To balance Aquarius energy it is important to work on creating and bringing your ideas to life. It is also important to think about the bigger picture and how your ideas or creations can benefit all of mankind, not just yourself. To help with this, do things everyday that inspire you and surround yourself with likeminded people to learn and grow from.

Pisces

Body: Pisces energy rules over the feet and pineal gland.
Energy: Pisces energy is all about aligning with your own essence or spirituality. It is also a very creative and can be expressed through art, music and dance.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Pisces energy can manifest as feeling all over the place and lacking groundedness. It can also manifest as losing touch with the needs of others, egocentrism and even being prone to worry or hypochondria. It can also result in being closed off from your spiritual energy or intuition. Imbalances can sometimes also occur during a spiritual awakening.
Healing: To balance Pisces energy it is important to get in touch with your spiritual self or your true essence. There are many ways to achieve this but meditation is often the most effective. Another great way to balance this energy is to get creative and to channel this energy into something productive. Getting grounded can help, as can foot massages and reflexology.
source and courtesy: theearthchild.co.za

3 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE GIVING UP IN LIFE

Depression is something we all experience at some point in our life.  If you are reading this, chances are you are either depressed, were depressed, will be depressed, or you know someone who is.  It’s a part of the ebb and flow of life and evolution just as much as happiness is.  It’s kind of the elephant in the room for a lot of people, and I know that talking about depression is something a lot of people feel uncomfortable and sensitive about.
I’m not speaking about something that is currently outside of me that I am looking back on.  As someone who is currently experiencing depression in their life, I want to share some insights that have arisen to me to help others who are in a similar situation to me.
First off, don’t be ashamed that you are suffering, and don’t beat yourself up for not being able to get over your depression.  Honestly.  It’s not un-spiritual to admit to yourself that you are depressed or feel like giving up in life. It’s actually more spiritually mature to be completely honest with yourself and face your demons without running from them.  Let’s take a look at some things that can really shift your perspective during times of depression:
1) Your pain is just a process
Your pain and suffering is not permanent.  When you say “I am depressed”, you are asserting that depression is something that belongs to you and is a part of who and what you are.  Try saying “I feel depressed” instead of “I AM depressed”.
One recognizes your experience as a temporary feeling that has the ability to leave, the other ties you to the feeling through identification.  You are not ‘depressed’.  Catch yourself whenever you say that, and correct yourself until it becomes a habit to say “I feel” instead of “I am”.  You simply feel depressed, and all feelings come and go.
Your pain is here to serve you by showing you some aspect of yourself that needs improvement.  It’s an opportunity to live life from a place of higher consciousness.  It’s something that you are witnessing and something that is serving a purpose in your life in some way, and will continue to as long as it remains in your life.
I promise you that if you are reading this right now and are suffering from depression, there will be a time in your life where you look back with gratitude that you were blessed with the opportunity to experience depression.

2) Each moment is an opportunity to improve your situation

Every single present moment is a chance to improve your situation.  It’s also a chance to slip further into depression and unconsciousness.  There are only two possible outcomes that can arise out of this present moment:  You can either feel better and improve your situation, or you can feel worse and delay your healing process.
Each moment is a decision between working towards healing or staying where you are.  You can either take 10 deep breaths to slow down your mind and stabilize your nervous system, or you can allow your mind to drag you, your feelings, and your attention all over the place.
You can go deep in feel fully, or you can stay shallow and dwell on the surface.  You can either meditate, or watch Netflix all afternoon.  The choice is yours.
And if you are dealing with depression that is related to self-hate, it is a lot harder to hate yourself when deep down you know you are taking all of the steps you can to better yourself as a person each day.  What is this moment showing you about yourself and the nature of the human experience?  And what moment are you going to choose for yourself next?

3) You always deserve more love, not less

No matter what you did or didn’t do in your past, how many people you let down, how many times you have failed at creating the life you want, how many crimes you have committed, how long you have been stuck in depression, and how many people you have hurt around you, you always deserve more love, not less.  Right now, where you are, you deserve more love from yourself and from the people around you, not less.
Being open to receiving love from self, God, and others and being closed off to it is ultimately the difference between healing and remaining in a state of self-loathing.  You deserve to feel love and happiness.  It doesn’t matter how valid your mind feels it is in claiming that it doesn’t deserve to receive love, you are always worth due to the fact that you are a person who is trying.
And if you feel like you are not trying, then that is even more reason to be worthy of love because there must be some distortion preventing you from trying.  A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when I heard someone tell me that I always deserved more love, not less, regardless of how I felt about myself or what I did.
When you are experiencing depression, it is helpful to get into the habit of misidentifying with your depression by stopping the association of the ‘I am” with “depressed”. Depressed is not who you are, it is just a form in your energy field at this time in your life.  Each moment you experience from hear on out is a chance to feel better about yourself and take steps towards your healing, and you always deserve to give yourself more love.
source and courtesy: Spirit Science

This 2-Minute Message from Woody Harrelson is a Wake-Up Call Everyone Needs to Hear!

It is easy to get stuck in the daily flow of life on our planet. We go to the grocery store, buy the cheapest products available, and hope for change in the world we see now.

Change needs to begin with us!

Corporations produce and sell toxic beauty productscleaners, and food, and we, the consumers, buy it because it is less expensive and easy to find. But we must understand that we have the power to change the world!

If consumers start to buy cleaner, safer products, the companies will change. If consumers decide to buy locally farmed, organic food, it will become cheaper, and corporate-owned farms will change their ways to survive. There is also the added benefit of boosting the local and national economy when you buy local.
We are not stuck in a never-ending cloud of toxic items. We have a choice to be healthier and to make the world clean! If you buy more safe, clean products, companies will start producing more of them. If you buy local, local businesses will thrive. It’s a win-win situation. Clean up your home, clean up the world!
Listen to Woody Harrelson’s words below!
[h/t: Collective Evolution] via David Wolfe

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