|Posted by AstralBooBaby on February 29, 2016 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
Article by; ABB a.k.a. AstralBooBaby
The month of February is widely known for and associated with being the shortest month of your year! It is also known for time-period to spotlight and celebrate the historical contributions from and by those of us from the African American community (black history month). Last but certainly not least; this month is widely associated with the romantic form of romance! This month has another point of interest for me because the 14th day, is what I call, ‘my physical entry into this collective reality’ a.k.a. birthday! It is also Valentines Day. Indeed, this month has several layers; points of interest and dimensions to it, I would like to primarily focus on the subject matter of love…
What is love? According to Wikipedia; love is defined by a variety of feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment OR it can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection. Love may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. Regardless of the way in which love is experienced and expressed, we can all agree to some degree or another that love has a universal appeal but what is the science of love? Is love driven by the biological frame work or are there spiritual and metaphysical aspects of it? Where does the desire, need and want for love and to express love originates and why it is still one of the most transformative expressions on earth? Before I share theories, beliefs, opinions and even the science behind all-things-love, I would like to share my personal perspective on the subject matter!
ABB’s DEFINITION OF LOVE?
My definition of love is; an intense and comforting heart-felt ‘state of being’ to which a person will ‘feel’ and generate empathy, consideration, e-motions (energy-in-motion); developed and characterized by a biological, metaphysical and/or spiritual connection and appreciation of a person, place or thing.
WHY DO WE CRAVE LOVE?
I believe that the core of who we truly are (sphere-IT/mind-consciousness) was created from and a divine architect from, for and about love! I define this Creator as a non-physical form from which we come from as one of purity, harmony, belonging, peace and cooperation! Although we may have temporarily forgotten who we are, from a ‘conscious memory’ point of view – we intuitively feel and KNOW that there’s something greater that we NEED to be apart of and this is the ‘spark’ that drives US! We can call this GREATER force we are searching through many sojourns to reconnect and BE with ‘God’, ‘Allah’, ‘Source’, ‘Prime Creator’ or ‘Universe’ – No matter the name we give it; the intention is the same – to exist an uncompromising ‘state-of-mind’ of mutual compassion, acceptance, peace, harmony and unity!
CLOSING THOUGHTS ON LOVE
One of the greatest songs of all-time is; The Greatest Love of All, made famous by the great late Whitney Houston! In this song, we are told that ‘learning to love ourselves is the greatest love of all’… Although I agree with this song’s message; I would like to add that LOVING yourself IMMEASURABLY, IS the UTMOST greatest love of all. Why? Because when we accept and love all that makes US who we are in a world that is constantly telling us we are not ‘good’ or ‘worthy’ for who and what we are – we will magnify IMMEASURABLE-LOVE is by default! Immeasurable love encompasses all without judgment or condemnation! It does not require justification to BE – it simply IS! In the state of ‘immeasurable love’ we WILL honor, respect and live in harmony with the various reflections of SELVES within all of CREATION… I can hear what you (the reader) is saying – ‘easier said than done’ but that’s the point! It’s not supposed to be easy! From my perspective, we are pushing ourselves to the limits within this realm of extreme limitation to find our GREATEST-SELF! When we truly find ‘SELF’ and honor and magnify him/her/IT – WE become the brightest beacons of light and light the way for others who are lost, scared and confused. So, let the quest for all that is love commence and reverberate far and wide!
|Posted by AstralBooBaby on February 1, 2016 at 2:15 AM||comments (2)|
Just as the leaves on the trees all around us are changing colors for the inevitable falling to the ground to wither away; so should the people, places and things that are no longer serving our highest good. Nature has built-in mechanisms that galvanize change to sustain balance but how many of us resist the ‘nature’ within ourselves, even if/when that change is creating havoc, discomfort and chaos in our lives? I, for one am guilty of such and a glaring example in this regard, that I would automatically look for the good in a person first and foremost, even at the behest of a greater discernment showing me the opposite BUT yet and still, I would ignore the season that was forging a change within me; to be disappointed or let down again and again. I have a catch phrase that goes ‘for some of US to learn, WE have got to burn’… This statement was born out of countless experiences and observations of resisting change for the better in some form or another. It is time that we examine the matter at hand, while asking ourselves - why do so many of us repeat patterns and pathology that doesn’t foster balance so reflective like that in nature? Make no mistake about it, we are creatures of habit. We usually stay in one season (so to speak) year around, although external change is constant and fluid. The external natural world shows is us that it is not possible to grow, evolve or maintain a healthy balance if one is not changing as the tides of life demands us to do so.
We are in a new cycle every year around this time and for this season, many of us set goals and New Year resolutions but according to forbes.com, statistics show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goal (read article). It is one thing to set a goal for ‘change’ but it is another if our intent is not strong and held-up to the highest order and so it seems that most of us do can’t seem to muster enough will power OR have access to key information in order to get into the range of the 8% who achieve their respective goals! Therefore, I have decided to dedicate this month’s theme to embracing change. It’s all about building upon and acknowledging a new beginning that can and will foster a better version of self; A NEW YOU, so to speak! Before you review the articles, videos and links that I have provided this time around. Please allow me to share a few of my own tips that has worked for me and others that I’ve shared them with;
CLEAN HOUSE (literally)
Get rid of letters, papers, emails, furniture, clothes, shoes or any ‘tangible’ items connected to experiences and memories tied to trauma, gloominess; failed relationships, heart-ache, fear, sadness, defeatism or depression. All things hold energy and emotions and for obvious reasons and there is no need to hold on to things that are aiding in holding your vibrations down.
REARRANGE AND/OR REMODEL YOUR DWELLINGS
Most of us spend more time in our homes than any other place on earth and what better place to ‘change’ when we are ready for change, than this extension of ourselves? I have found that rearranging furniture and even repainting walls to a vibrant color, helps to invigorate and generate wonderful energy streams and space for our best intention to manifest; upon making this change, you may feel an instant sense of order. You may feel livelier, balanced and vibrant state of mind and being-ness.
LET GO OF PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS THAT ARE NOT REFLECTING THE CHANGE YOU ARE OR WANT TO SEE
This is definitely one of the hardest things for so many of us to do, especially when one has deep emotional ties and connections to that particular person, place or thing. The reality is that when and if we hold on to such things, they affect and 'infect' us in ways that we are not always consciously aware of. If such person(s) is a relative or a job that you cannot afford to break away from right away, take baby steps in the direction towards change and be relentless; be consistent.
GIVE YOURSELF A MAKE-OVER
It is a proven fact that when a person allow themselves a make-over that is favorable to them, he/she is far more likely to project a sense of 'favor' and attract energies that could reinforce change and elevate their self-confidence. Yes, we all know that change comes from within but I have learned that a positive external-self image can ignite 'the core' to strive for a matching ‘internal’ self.
PUT YOURSELF FIRST
Some will say that putting yourself first, is the most selfish things that one can do but I disagree... If we are not pampering, loving and giving honor to ourselves first and foremost; how can we be of any good to show and do any of this in a healthy and balanced way for others? When you get paid for, pay yourself first; even if it’s but only a few bucks! Consider how every situation you are asked to be apart of or attract with your BEST interest in mind foremost.
HELP OTHERS WHO GENUINELY WANT HELP
When we help others who genuinely want the help; we are essentially co-creating and reinforcing energy streams under the wings of the ‘law of attraction’. The help that we give to one who is genuine will ultimately be the help we will attract for our genuine selves. You see?
There are many more tips that I would love to share in this regard but I will stop here. Please take the time to review the links, videos and articles as they are all providing great ways to expand and create that GREATER version of SELF that is so eager to BE.
RELATED LINKS & ARTICLES
HOW TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATIONS
HOW TO LET GO OF TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS
HOW MEMORY WORKS IN TRAUMA
10 LIFE CHANGING FACTS TO CHANGE THE PAIN OF THE PAST
HAPPY 'NEW YOU' and IMMEASURABLE LOVE ALWAYS!
ABB a.k.a. AstralBooBaby
|Posted by eerie777 on July 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM||comments (2)|
Moon Names and Meaning
Of what is now the Northern and Eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon.
Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.
European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.
Here is a listing of the full Moon names:
Full Wolf Moon;
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January's full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
Full Snow Moon;
Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
Full Worm Moon
;As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
The Full Sap Moon;
Marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
Full Pink Moon;
This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month's celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
Full Flower Moon;
In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
Full Strawberry Moon;
This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon.
Full Buck Moon;
July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month's Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
Full Sturgeon Moon;
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
Full Fruit or Barley Moon;
The names Fruit and Barley were reserved only for those years when the Harvest Moon is very late in September...
Full Harvest Moon;
This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
Full Hunter's Moon;
With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can easily see fox and the animals which have come out to glean.
Full Beaver Moon;
This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
Full Cold Moon;
The Full Long Nights Moon, During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
|Posted by Marie <3 on May 31, 2015 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Love Festivals guide :
January : Celtic festival of Brighid, The White Goddess. Celebrate January by putting white sheets on the bed, white flowers in your home, dolls made from white ribbon and welcome in Brighid to spread her luck. Newly weds do this to promote a healthy, long-lasting marriage.
February : St. Valentines Day, Roman festival of Lupercalia. Valentine got named after this festival after falling in love with his jailer's daughter and writing her a letter before he was sentenced to death signed, 'Your Valentine', and so arose the tradition for exchanging love tokens. Lupercalia is celebrated all week from the 12th even though Valentines Day is only celebrated on the 14th.
March : Matronolia, Goddess of women. Celebrate this day by empowering yourself on 1st March with feminine time and get to know yourself, pamper yourself and love yourself surrounded by women - no men!
April : Veneralia, Venus festival. Celebrate your sexuality to the Goddess of love on April 1st. Go naked (no make-up if you can't go nude), embrace your blemishes and fat folds and ask Venus to show only your beauty to men.
May : Beltane, Sacred Marriage day. This is the month to let go of all your fears and hang ups so you can be truly seen and enjoy yourself in the grace of Flora, Goddess of blossoming plants! Roll in the hay, drink wine, have fun. This goes on until mid-May. Karma's wheel stops turning in Beltane for a short while so enjoy activity without consequences (within reason!). Pan married Gaia on Beltane so ask the Horned God to send you some sexy treats.
June : Midsummer Day, Festival of Love. Enjoy much love in the month of June. More so than in February as God Juno plays the role of cupid during this time.
July : Opet, Honour Amun Day. The Egyptian twin-flames Amun & Mut along with their child Khons ensures that Opet is used for reconnecting loved ones. Pray to Amun in July and state who you would like to re-connect with.
August : Lammes, Day Of Nature. This is the day of the grain harvest, 1st August, and it's stated that one must honour the man to save the crops and Earth from dying. Pay homage to the men in your life and feed them as a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
September - Demeter, Week of Separation and Strength. Use this first week of September to clear out pain of separation from a loved one and gather strength to cope with the pain. Great love comes from knowing great pain.
October - Diwali, Indian Festival of Light. This goes on for five days. It's sacred to the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi. She focuses on love. Lighting your home with candles will attract her to your door, where she will grant you your desires as long as you help her. Use new lamps, not old, so she can help lost souls find their way home in the light.
November : Isis, Egyptian Festival of Isis. Queen of life, Isis, is a twin flame to Osiris, king of death. Use this month to get over your fear of losing a loved one and turning that fear into hope.
December : Virgin Mary Month, Festival Of Light. This is a time we should all come together and appreciate one another. Virgins around this time will appear more attractive and will find a suitable mate. Children born in this month are said to be born from pure light and love.
Everyday should be a celebration of love don't you think?
|Posted by Marie <3 on April 21, 2015 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
So many of us in the 'spiritual' community are jaded with the belief that to be One with the world is to be happy and ignore the negative things around us....but what if ignoring the negative is actually pulling you away from Self and Oneness? Hear me out...
There is a difference between 'feeling' and 'consuming'. To feel all emotions is healthy, to be consumed by our emotions is not.
You have every right to FEEL angry/fearful for example. It becomes a problem when we are CONSUMED by it to the point where that anger/fear BECOMES apart of us.
We are not our emotions and have little to no contol over them but we do have control over how we react to them.
To deny any part of our emotional spectrum is to deny ourselves in some part, in my opinion. Bad stuff happens...it came from the same source as good stuff - The Creator. See where I'm going with this? To deny Self and The Creator is to deny the world around us in it's entirety.
Sure, we can live in little bubbles of happiness, joy and rainbows and whatever else you want in your bubble but to deny the very things that make us human?...you will have to face it at one point. Denying anger, guilt, fear, rejection, sadness, etc is saying no to your shadows and trust me, your shadows aren't going anywhere. They will follow you around until you deal with them as they are apart of you.
For example, you see animal abuse and decide not to follow a particular facebook page because it enrages you for bringing the subject to your attention. So you effectively ignore these things go on by unfollowing that page. Does it make a difference? No. It keeps you in your 'safe bubble' yes but your bubble will be popped no matter what you do to avoid it because it will appear elsewhere. Why? Because if you aren't aware of how to deal with what you are feeling, how can you make a change in this world? So guess what, the universe will make you aware so you can make a change to the collective either through yourself or outwardly
To be aware, is to experience life in it's many, many forms. From the good to the bad, from the beautiful to the ugly. Sometimes, it's what breaks us that actually makes us.
Find the root of your negative emotions and deal with them in a healthy manner. We ARE human, no matter what you believe yourself to be. You are here, this is your home for now, so live in it WHOLLY.
FEEL, EXPERIENCE, LEARN, MOVE ON.
I believe people should see the world as a whole (the whole yin/yang ball we call life) and experience a range of emotions and the different layers of them emotions to fully truly be whole within ourselves and to be fully connected to the collective consciousness. It isnt THE truth but it is my truth so take what resonates, and leave the rest behind (as ABB would say). ~ALFIE~
|Posted by Marie <3 on April 6, 2015 at 1:25 PM||comments (4)|
Unfortunately, many of us don't see the sign of a heart activator and label them unfairly and end up in pain. This connection is so deep and opens your heart chakra, that we wrongly assume it's a 'divine connection' like a TF or a soulmate. Actually, it's one-sided and not seeing it as such can create karma when there is no need to. Even though self-love has to come from within, sometimes an outside source is needed to 'trigger' us into the self-love route. Some can be in pain for a long time as they struggle to see the lesson within this 'connection' that is actually a catalyst for self-love.
So what is a heart activator? Simply put, these people open us up to LOVE and show us a glimpse of unconditional love for a moment - they are heart catalysts. This connection will fade for the one who opens your heart quite quickly but for those on the receiving end, it can be very difficult to face as we feel cheated and our ego's fight for justice. The purpose of a heart activator is to balance and cleanse us for a higher vibrational love for ourselves and others. Ego will fight it, mind will try to make sense of it but the soul is already aware. This can be quite a challenge for most.
So how do you spot this connection that feels like love? Well, it's like love. A deep love. The main trick is to shoot the energy you get inwards and upwards, not outwards towards your heart connection or keeping the rays within our sexual chakra. Shooting it outwards or downwards brings on toxic unhealthy habits and this is when a disillusion takes place which causes pain.
Below are some pointers of a heart catalyst (and you can also see why these 'signs' can also be confused for twin flame or soulmate 'signs' as they are similar to those posted all over the web, which are misleading by the way) and the causes for this disillusion in brackets to help you see the signs and the reasons for them so you can deal with it before it gets to the point where ego starts running the show. Not all these will take place but most. Above all, I say trust yourself on whether you have more than just a heart activator on your hands (always, always center and look into the heart chakra and ask your soul for the truth).
Remember, a heart catalyst/activator/connection is simply put to you so you can learn to get back to the Creator and Self.
Not all the pointers above are just heart ones, some of those 'signs' apply to karmic soulmates as well as TF's (apparently). These labels can be confusing but one thing to remember is, if it's for your greater good, then it's a good thing. Just shoot any energy inwards and upwards towards Source anyway and you'll get self-love and unconditional love for others a lot faster without so much heartache/headache Some of us however, need to learn the hard way as it's our path. Don't beat yourself up if you resonate with this, just trust you are/or were where you are meant to be and have gone through this for a reason.
*This is how I understand it. If it resonates, learn from it. Leave whatever doesn't resonate. This is not fact, just my understanding.*
|Posted by Marie <3 on January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (3)|
Addictions come in many forms, not just physical forms but mental and emotional forms too. One of the biggest addictions I had was an addiction to love. This stunted my growth on a soul level as it stopped me from learning about self-love (a process I'm still in as I'm currently dealing with my physical addictions, now I've cleared my emotional one) and therefore stopped me from progressing up the spiritual ladder, taking me away from my trueself and path (Here's my take on the difference between real love and addiction). Addiction to love can prevent the one thing you want most from manifesting - a loving, comfortable relationship with ourselves and others.
So what are the signs of an addiction? Dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion, fixation, enslavement. Being a monkey to the substance/activity. That's the definition of an addiction. I would like to also add change to that list. Addiction changes you, regardless of what it is. As this is addiction to love we are talking about, you can change emotionally, mentally and sometimes, even physically. You template yourself with 'shadows'. Psychologically, an addiction is very damaging, especially a love addiction which can attract psychic vampires to you like a moth to the light, effectively templating you even more and draining you by playing on your fears of abandonment, rejection and obsessions. Love addiction in short takes your personal power away as you subconsciously give it to another entity. You are basically saying, 'Here is my emotional body. Use it as you see fit. Have the responsibilty for my emotional/mental welbeing'. It is not fair on the other person or yourself.
Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to repeatedly perform a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social, and/or financial well-being. This is what a love addiction is. You become needy, co-dependent, insecure and chase the one you fell for. You might do things that you wouldn't normally do for fear of rejection - whether they are sexual acts or financial or even changing your physical self. Falling in love is a high and extremely addictive - you'll be forever chasing that first taste of heaven, like a drug addict whose continually trying to reach the states of bliss from his first hit. But unless you learn self-love, it'll never come as really all you are doing is running from yourself and not learning the lessons you are meant to so the universe will place karmic connections/mirrors in your path until you do.
Giving someone your all is all good and everything, but without treating yourself in the same light, it's pointless. If you are changing yourself for someone, ask yourself is it really love? There's a difference between compromising and bending over backwards. Are you experiencing any negativity (like fear, low self-worth or low self-esteem) within the relationship? Work on those issues. Love doesn't hurt, our expectations and standards do, however. You shouldn't have to hide your truth, aspects of yourself or feel ashamed when standing in real love. Real love is open and free. Addictions are limiting and destructive. The saying, 'Nobody can love you if you don't love yourself', is true. Only give 100% to someone else if you can honestly give it to yourself too.
The highest form of love is the love we have for ourselves. Once we open the floodgates, we stand in love and our personal power, give real love out from our heart chakras and change our lives for the better. The dreams you have become reality, ego takes a backseat, abundance comes through, your preception on the world changes and you change the preception of the people around you for the greater good.
|Posted by Sivan Remesh on October 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted by Shawn Ewing on September 1, 2014 at 10:45 PM||comments (3)|
Ever since my days as an undergrad English major, I couldn't help but notice how literature can act as a very strange mirror. Poetry and narrative fiction both have this effect, but with differences.
I find writing relaxing and when I write poetry, I find myself in deep introspection, even if I read what I just wrote and find myself perplexed afterward. But, I suppose that's its own little reward: to see something, a connection, you don't quite understand. Emily Dickinson has a firm influence on my poetry: I don't title it.
I have come to the conclusion that poetry and creative writing in general is my form of meditation and release.
Bring me the Stars
and I shall remain
bring me the Stones
and I shall pave a Path.
(By Shawn Ewing)
Like I said before, sometimes poetry is obscure to even the writer. The following is heavy with images, as all poetry is.
Before me the Spiral:
it gleams and shines--
though it is false.
Lead wings fly
on the Wind called Sorrow
(By Shawn Ewing).
The above to are two recent poems I wrote. I actually wrote them yesterday (8/31/14).
|Posted by SheOnAnotherLevel on June 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM||comments (6)|
We have all heard about the story of Jesus but how many of us have heard the other side that contradicts the entire story of Jesus? There is a growing number of people and supporting sites that say that the historical figure we call Jesus never really existed. What’s more interesting is that when you look up the origin of the letter J, we will learn that it wasn’t even added to the alphabet until the mid 1500’s! So, how then could someone named Jesus could have possibly lived on earth, over a thousand years before the letter J was even a thought? Given that this is a historical fact, shouldn’t this cause us all to question the truth behind the story of Jesus from start to finish?
Sometimes I wonder how it has been possible for so many people to willingly and blindly accept something as factual just because it was written in a book or because someone of authority told us that it is so? Don’t get me wrong, I am not pointing these things out to make people believe in one way or another but I do think it is important that we have as much information from all sides of a story before we make a final judgment or conclusion about it. The link here lists some pretty interesting but unpopular points about this subject matter. Check it out and tell us what you think!