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Dumbing British children with Ritalin

RitalinThe writing has been on the wall for a long time. Ritalin, an anti-depressant widely used in the USA, is now getting prescribed by British physicians as if it is going out of fashion. There has been an 50% of so-called ‘ADHD’ drugs to dumb them down from  hyperactivity. There are, of course, non-drugs alternatives such as behavioural therapy that works far better. Nonetheless, what better way to prepare children for lifelong dependency on anti-depressants. I’m sure the fact they are major cash cows for the drugs makers has got nothing to do with its increase! What does Ritalin actually do? It acts as a dumbing mechanism for children particularly this new generation who are naturally super creative and who cannot help but rebel against the status quo. Once again, the public and the mainstream media are giving it little attention. Of the attention given, will it be soon forgotten whenever the next piece of sensational news comes out? I hope not. Click here to read what the BBC are saying. In my book, Shattering the Grandest Illusions, I lay out the case for not using Ritalin. For now, I urge readers to do their own research and share it especially amongst parents who may unwittingly confine their children to a life of mediocrity instead of brilliance. Love, light and blessings Harun Rabbani Author of Shattering the Grandest Illusions Shatter-3D-Book-coverL

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August 13, 2013 at 21:37 Leave a comment

Swimming with the Loan Sharks

WongaA piece of advice if you are considering swimming with sharks:

Make sure you are on guard all the time and, preferably, within a caged environment. Also, do not even consider going anywhere near the shark without supervision of an experienced shark expert.

Oh! Did I say ‘shark’? I meant ‘loan shark’. The desperation to make ends meet in the UK has risen t such high levels that people are taking unnecessary risks by applying for even small loans. UK’s most famous site, Wonga, seems to be advertising everywhere using cuddly old pensioners (puppets) to entice victims’ softer side. No the wonder they are heavily advertising. Wonga charge 4,124% APR. Fact: borrowing £100 at Wonga’s APR costs more than the US national debt (over $14 trillion) after 7 years!

Money inherently has no value. There is no gold backing up any currency. Therefore, the only value money has is perceived value, which is totally subjective. Should people’s perception change, then money will be worth no more than the cost of the paper it is printed on.

The majority of people have become money or wage slaves by getting into debt to repay the mortgage or to cover the cost of living. Prior to the expansion of easy credit in the 1980s, it sufficed to have one breadwinner in the household to cover the mortgage and living costs. The change in the financial system made it easier to borrow money and borrow money we did.

Consequently, more and more people began buying things they could not afford with their existing wages. Demand for products rise and, when the supply cannot keep up with demand, the price of these products rise. This is exactly what has happened to the property industry. In many parts of the UK, it is impossible to get onto the property ladder without having two wage earners.

The rise of the payday loan sharks coincides with one of the deepest recessions. Resorting to borrowing money out of desperation is a sure-fire way to get into debt that will sink you. Money is one of the grand illusions that have trapped billions of people into merely surviving. Forget thriving. It is time to take stop, breathe and take stock. The loan sharks do not force people to get into debt. Individual consumers make that decision for themselves.

However, if you have found yourself caught up in the debt trap with a payday company and have a complaint, then turn to the Financial Ombudsman. Between April and June 2013, 72% of the complaints have been upheld. Complaints can be made to the Financial Ombudsman Service consumer helpline on0300 123 9 123 or 0800 023 4567 or emailed to complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk. For further advice on payday loans, you can also turn to the Citizens Advice Bureau and get in touch with the Money Advice Service for money management advice.

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Author of Shattering the Grandest Illusions

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August 12, 2013 at 08:35 Leave a comment

Get your copy of ‘Transcending the Grandest Illusions’

The world has gone mad! Correction. Humans have gone mad! No other species causes so much self-destruction, decimation of its environment and ruin to its own species. The good news is that there are an increasing number of people who do love, care and share with those around them. Isn’t it time we started expanding the circle of such conscious people?

Transcending the Grandest Illusions CoverIn ‘Transcending the Grandest Illusions’, readers will discover the ten grandest illusions that have taken humanity and our planet to the brink of destruction. The balance can only be redressed by individuals who step up to the plate in their lives and take charge of their own lives before they inspire others to do the same. In ‘Transcending the Grandest Illusions’, readers will also learn about ten of the most transformative practices to switch their life from being deluded by the plethora of illusions. Furthermore, the ten solutions also aid practitioners into stepping into their own brilliance.

Great news! I am giving away half of the book away as a pdf file for all subscribers to The True Spiritual Gatherings. Click here to get your copy now. You can get the full version for £1.02 in the UK and $1.60 in the UK. More details can be found here:

http://truespiritualgatherings.blogspot.co.uk

Love, light and blessings,

Harun 

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February 7, 2013 at 11:12 Leave a comment

The Great Fluoride Deception

One topic that I felt very necessary to mention in my research findings, which I published in Shattering the Grandest Illusions, is the subject of sodium fluoride. Despite the reams of scientific data proving that are no dental or health benefits and, in fact, fluorides are poisonous, most dentists in the UK still actively promote use of sodium fluoride in the toothpaste. My home city of Birmingham boasts about the quantity of sodium flouride in its water supplies! Once you’ve seen the evidence, you’d understand why the mind boggles. Here is a short video that gets straight to the point and reveals some startling facts about flouride:

Source: Natural News

Even after you’ve watched the video and you are convinced, please do your own research so that you can spread the message to your family and loved ones.

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Author of Shattering the Grandest Illusions

September 19, 2012 at 09:51 Leave a comment

Awakening the Thousand Goddesses

As per my previous post on the Power of Women, it is truly amazing to see how women are uniting to create the changes needed to shift the state of humanity and our planet. On Saturday 7th July, 100 inspired women will be descending onto London’s Brickhouse to celebrate the feminine energy and to share ways in which they are transforming the world. Here are ten of the discoveries they will be making when they attend the Summer Goddess Gathering:

  1. How to heal the Divine Feminine
  2. How women are our greatest hope for re-establishing balance to Mother Earth
  3. How women can only influence planetary change by clearing, cleaning and aligning their own feminine/masculine energies first
  4. How to access the lost ancient matriarchal wisdom to transform Humanity
  5. How to build the relationships that matter the most
  6. How to align the head, heart and sexual energy to step into your authentic self
  7. How to express your authenticity with integrity and power
  8. How to successfully propagate your message with Grace
  9. How to enhance your femininity and vibrancy through the food you eat
  10. Why and how it is important for women to succeed in business and enterprise

To find out more about the Summer Goddess Gathering and to book, please visit:

http://awakeningthegoddess.eventbrite.com

Love and gratitude,

Harun

July 1, 2012 at 11:04 Leave a comment

Meat-Eaters Protect Yourselves!

Over the last couple of years, I have been increasing my research into food, drinks and other foodstuffs for two particular reasons – the health of my family and for my book, Shattering the Grandest Illusions. I can tell you one thing I am certainly not deluded by: the incredible amount of poisons (a.k.a ‘toxins’ to make it easier to swallow) that are imbued within the food stuff.

My conclusions are pretty straight-forward. The vast majority of the diseases suffered by humans are directly related to the food we eat. I know. I worked in the medical devices industry specialising in endoscopy equipment for gastro-intestinal diseases. Therefore, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that we can remove the majority of the causes for diseases such as cancer by simply changing our eating habits.

So, you can imagine my horror when I read an article by ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ earlier today:

“People who regularly eat chicken and other meat are unwittingly making themselves more susceptible to antibiotic-resistant ‘super bugs’.  Poultry farmers are illegally using a broad-spectrum antibiotic in animal feeds that was banned for agricultural use in 2005.”

The antibiotic that is being referred to is fluoroquinolone, which was banned because it is becoming increasingly inoccuous to a resistant superbug. For years, farmers have been knowingky using drugs to fatten up chickens, sheep and beef simply to increase profits. I remember the absolute craziness surrounding the Mad Cow’s Disease (BSE) fiasco in the 1990s. Can you believe cattle were being fed remains of other cattle in order to increase the yield? In the UK alone, 180,000 cows were infected and 4.5 million had to be slaughtered. Humans who got infected by the disease developed CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease). By 2003, 143 people had fatally been infected by CJD.

My further conclusion is that I cannot trust the meat-farming industry enough to continue eating meat. Today, I am primarily a pescetarian, which means I mainly eat vegetables and fish. Converting from a regular meat-eater to a primarily vegetarian diet was far more easier than I thought. Then again, I’m very lucky – I have Chrissy White and her Gourmet Revolution Show to help guide me! Chrissy will be interviewing a seasoned expert, Juliet Gellatley, in phasing into a vegetarian diet. Juliet is the Founder and Director of  founder and director of Viva! – Vegetarians International Voice for Animals.

  • Time: 7pm BST (British Summer Time)/11am PST/2pm EST/8pm CET
  • Date: Wednesday 11th April 2012
  • Place: On the web on http://www.untangledfm.com
  • Price: It’s FREE!

No registration is required. Simply visit http://www.untangledfm.com. If you miss the live show, then you can hear the replay within minutes by visiting http://untangledfm.com/index.php/replays

Join The Gourmet Revolution Show and discover the astonishing truth about the meat and dairy industries. Juliet  Gellately has a vitally important and positive message that will inspire you to rethink you relationship to meat and dairy, challenging the deep seated beliefs that exist around animal based foods. Hear how she really highlights the healthy, guilt free options available to us all. When you are ready for change, want to supercharge your health and just don’t know what to do….start here!

As a final note, personally I do not believe everybody should become a complete vegetarian. That is certainly a personal choice. However, I strongly believe everybody has the right to know what external additives and toxins go into their food before making a decision to eat. As there is less chance of contaminating vegetables (with the exception of herbicides, pesticidesa and GMO!!!), I opt for that option for my family and I.

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Founder, UnTangled FM

ABOUT JULIET GELLATLEY

Juliet Gellatley is the founder and director of Viva! – Vegetarians International Voice for Animals – a campaigning group based in Bristol, UK. We have a sister group, Viva! Poland (also founded by Juliet) in Poland – www.viva.org.pl.

Juliet originated National Vegetarian Week (when working for the Vegetarian Society as campaigns director in the 1980s and 90s) with the support of Linda McCartney and her campaign SCREAM!! took the truth about factory farming into the nation’s schools for the first time. The result was a network of youth campaigners across Britain which dramatically increased vegetarianism amongst young people.

 By working closely with education authorities, her CHOICE! campaign increased the number of schools offering healthy vegetarian main meals from 13 per cent to 65 per cent. She launched and edited the first veggie youth mag in the UK, Greenscene.  After her adult campaign Feeding You the Facts, a survey revealed that vegetarianism in Britain had doubled in one year.  She left the Society as director in 1994 to found Viva!.

Viva! is a vegetarian and vegan organisation which campaigns energetically to end the abuse of animals killed for food.  It is motivated by passion and backed by science. Juliet also founded and directs the UK national charity, the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation, which launched in 2002 and concentrates on campaigning on health and nutrition. All groups are funded by public donations.

April 11, 2012 at 12:42 Leave a comment

Does the Business World Need a Revolution?

“That will be £2.20, sir”, I said to the customer who proceeded to pay for his Chicken Curry and Pillau Rice.

That was the first customer order I took for my dad at his take-away in 1982. In those days, we let people know we existed via newspaper ads and leaflet drops. I was responsible for the ads. Then we would work our butts off to cook the best food and give the best service we knew how. Unfortunately, my dad was not the award-winning chef he would be ten years later and we were not located in a town famous for its connoisseurs of world cuisine. The true curry fans associated the curry with getting drunk before eating the hottest dish on the menu or even off the menu! Sunderland was also going through the worst recession in its history. Therefore, to say business was tough is an understatement. Unsurprisingly, our business shut down in less time than we could have imagined.

There is no doubt that, historically, most entrepreneurs go into business to make a profit. Given that there are 4.5million businesses in the UK and 99% are SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), many of which are sole traders and partnerships, cashflow is the main means of survival. In fact, the British economy is hugely dependent on SME’s to thrive.

However, in a desperation to merely survival (50% of businesses fail in the first year and 97% by the third year), many entrepreneurs end up following the herd and resort to methods to market their business, which is out of integrity. In the 1970s and ’80s, motoring magazines were usually on or near the top shelf. Car and motorcycle ads would have bikini-clad size zero models sprewn over the vehicle. That hasn’t completely disappeared today. Today, the gaming industry uses sex and gratuitous violence (computer games) to attract a younger audience.

Of course, how can the sales profession be ignored? Most people loathe pushy salespeople who are in your face, right? So, why do so many people do it? I left the sales-training industry in 2007 specifically because the sales trainers who were the most successful in getting clients were teaching fear-based selling. What does that say about the state of business?

Ever since I ran like a the Road-Runner from the sales-training industry, I have been praying for a new way to sell to be revealed to us. At the end of last year, my prayers were answered! Unbeknownst to me, one of my new friends, Lynn Serafin, had been researching like crazy about sales and marketing in order to find a new, integral and integrated way for businesses to attract customers and keeping them. Her book, ‘The Seven Graces of Marketing‘, is the new bible for ANYBODY and EVERYBODY who wishes to build a profitable business that creates true value for the enterprise, the customer and the world.

Lynn will be joining me on tonight’s Consciousness Revolution Show at 7pm BST (British Summer Time) to reveal what it takes to move a business from merely surviving to going beyond thriving by understanding the Seven Deadly Sins of Marketing and the Seven Graces of Marketing. Here are the details:

  • Time: 7pm BST, 11am PST, 2pm EST, 8pm CET, 11.30pm IST
  • Date: Monday 9th April 2012
  • Place: on http://www.untangledfm.com
  • Price: FREE
  • Registration: No need. Follow this blog here or Facebook to keep updated.

If you own a business, wish to start a business or are looking for ways to be more successful in business, then feel free to tune in. Does the business world need a revolution? Actually, that question no longer matters. The revolution has already started!

Love and gratitude,

Harun Rabbani

Host of The Consciousness Revolution Show on Untangled FM

ABOUT LYNN SERAFINN

Lynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC, is a certified, award-winning coach and teacher, marketer, social media expert, radio host, speaker and bestselling author. Her eclectic approach to marketing incorporates her vast professional experience in the music industry and the educational sector along with more than two decades of study and practice of the spirituality of India. In her work as a promotional manager she has produced a long list of bestselling mindbody-spirit authors. Passionate about re-establishing our connection with the Earth, she supports the work of the Transition Town network in her hometown of Bedford, England.

‘Is marketing making us ill?’

That is the question marketer and coach Lynn Serafinn poses in her eye-opening, informative and inspiring book The 7 Graces of Marketing: how to heal humanity and the planet by changing the way we sell. A bold, holistic and often spiritual examination not merely of the world of advertising, but also of our entire world view, this book reveals how our relationships with Self, others, our businesses, our economy and the Earth impact every aspect of our lives. Lynn shows the impact consumer culture has upon our health, our economy and the delicate ecological balance of our natural world. As much for the conscious consumer as the business owner, this book shows why traditional ways of selling are ultimately doomed to fail, and how both business owners and consumers can begin to heal the world by embracing a new paradigm Lynn calls ‘The 7 Graces of Marketing.’

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April 9, 2012 at 12:10 Leave a comment

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