Merry Christmas to You ALL from Paradise Post- Loreena McKinnit

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Loreena McKennitt is a Canadian treasure ~ please please listen and enjoy as she entrances. There are not enough words to describe the gifts this woman brings to us all… This is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, a medieval Christian British folk song of the Christmas season. Irish music still has its original Middle Eastern influences, for that is where they and the British Welsh originally came from. Enjoy!

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Despite the Doom and Gloom pt. 5 : My 2016 Holiday Post

By VC — Vigilant Citizen Dec 23, 2016

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Wow. 2016. Saying that it was a bad year would be the most unoriginal thing one could say. But, seriously, it was a bad year. 2016 was, all at the same time, sad, divisive, horrifying, worrying and confusing. It left many with a foul, disgusting taste in their mouth combined with a sense of dread for things to come. Fortunately, there is more to life than what happens through the noise amplifier that is mass media.
I could go on for a long time about how 2016 annoyed the heck out of me, but I won’t. Because, in the grand scheme of things, what happens in mass media is ultimately unimportant. Us getting caught up in the fear, the anger, the turmoil and the confusion of world events is what “they” want. Mass media amplifies all of this destructive energy and forces the masses to bathe in it. People that are scared, hateful and confused can easily be manipulated, and this is happening right now.
The Vigilant Citizen is about the exact opposite. It is about understanding what is toxic around us and rejecting it. Ultimately, it is about focusing on what is truly important in life.
The global torment of the past year might actually have a silver lining. Indeed, faced with ugliness of recent events, many will feel a need to be more “self-centered” … but in a good way. Instead of giving attention to power-hungry psychopaths, they will want to pay attention to those immediately around them. They will look for a deeper connection with friends, family and anybody that can bring more joy and warmth to their lives. They will have further appreciation for things that are still pure, beautiful and wonderful.
Although mass media wants us to believe that everything is spoiled and corrupted, that is simply not the case. The same timeless things that were revered and cherished thousands of years ago are still here today. We are made to be in nature, to bask in its beauty and to be in tune with its harmony. We are meant to inhale fresh air and to enjoy the sound of birds chirping. We are meant to reflect on life to the sounds of fire crackling and of water flowing. We are meant to admire the night sky and to contemplate the stars.
We are meant to translate this beauty and harmony into love and care towards others. We are meant to seek deeper truths, to discover spirituality and to express ourselves through artistic creation. In short, we are meant to be fulfilled, awakened and enlightened human beings.
Unfortunately, everything in mass media goes in the opposite direction. It is about replacing beauty and harmony with fear, dread and confusion. It is about unbalancing the mind and debasing the soul.
Do not let “them” have this power over you. Do not allow their sick mindset to poison your existence. This year, I’ve published several articles exposing the horrifyingly sick mindset of the elite. I cannot yet comment on why I had to remove some these articles from the site, but I can confirm that there was nothing “fake” within them. Like a worm slithering in dirt, the elite fears being exposed to the bright light of truth. It causes it to dry up and die.
Although some sick people might be in power for the time being, their time will come. In the words of the immortal Johnny Cash, God’s gonna cut ’em down. Meanwhile, our time on Earth is short and precious. Will you spend this time fearful and cowering or will you work on becoming the fulfilled, awakened and enlightened person you were intended to be?
This is what being a Vigilant Citizen is truly about. So please take advantage of this holiday season to fully connect with what is truly important in life. Hug your loved ones, help those in need, read a good book, cook a great meal, enjoy nature, pet a dog, play an awesome tune on the trombone and yell at a tree. Because, despite the doom and gloom, the beautiful truth of this world is right there. You just need to look in the right direction.
To all Vigilant Citizens around the world, thank you for reading and thank you for your support. Have a merry Christmas, a happy New Year and I will see you in 2017!

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