The Magic of Simply Holding Hands
Ever wonder why holding the hand of someone you love feels so good?
Wonder no more. A new study published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when two people simply hold hands their brainwaves fall into sync and if one person is in pain that pain can be alleviated.
The closer the two people are the more synchronization there is and the more pain relief or healing experienced.
This study builds upon previous research that has shown that one person can indeed influence the physiology and consciousness of another person and when the connection is not consciously blocked then the effects can sometimes be miraculous.
Studies of hands-on healers and their subjects by Dr. Elmer Green at the Menninger Institute found that not only was there a high degree of synchrony between the two but there was also a substantial amount of electricity produced. Green had set up a special copper lined room which measured the voltage produced in healing sessions.
Green's studies indicated that something was going on at the quantum level.
Research by Dean Radin at the University of Las Vegas found that touch or physical proximity weren't necessary to produce a physiological effect and that a measurable impact was experienced when someone merely viewed another person's photo, even if the two people didn't know each other.
A study called the Web of Love experiment by physicist Ed Chouinard found that remotely applied human intention even influenced the Earth's geomagnetic field in his lab and made flames burn brighter.
Thousands of studies of the Chinese healing art and science Qigong and India's pranic healing have shown that profound healing occurs from focused intent and the concentration and direction of qi or prana, life-force energy.
A more simplified and easy to learn and use healing method called Quantum Touch has been far less studied but has been repeatedly shown to be highly effective. Unlike Qigong, Quantum Touch can be learned in minutes and used right away to help a loved one, or even a stranger. To find a Quantum Touch workshop near you please visit www.quantumtouch.com.
In February 2015 another training session was held for TIGRES recruits, this time at the sinister and secretive Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. There, they completed a special urban combat training course. There was yet another wave of training in 2016, this time for both TIGRES and members of the Honduran Army, conducted by Task Force Caiman and members of the Florida National Guard.
Funds for the training were provided by American taxpayers. The United States has also provided funding for construction of a TIGRES complex in El Progreso. It is the second TIGRES hub after the original one in Lepaterique, located 25 miles to the west of Tegucigalpa.
TIGRES in particular has been a major player in the post-election opposition repression by the Honduran government.
Like his predecessor, Donald Trump supported Hernández in the election, despite Hernández’s connection to the drug trade and his continued assassinations of journalists and environmental rights activists. Two days after the election was held on November 26, the United States issued a formal certification recognizing Hernández as the rightful winner, despite the obvious fraud. It has also continued to provide millions of dollars of aid to the region, again despite it being conditioned on certain human rights and corruption actions that have never been resolved in Honduras.
The Honduran government response to the protests has been especially bad in Cortés, Atlántida and Yoro. Located in northwestern Honduras, which is also the center of much of the national economy, these departments had been allied heavily with the opposition party in the election. According to Joaquín Mejía, a lawyer and human rights research person for the Reflection, Investigation and Communication Team, a Jesuit-run advocacy group known as ERIC, said the region is well-known for resisting when injustice happens. He also said that history of resistance is an important reason why the country’s repression and military-style actions have focused on that region.
As part of the counterattack on the protestors, government forces entering the area broke into suspected protestors’ homes in the middle of the night without search warrants, fired tear gas into groups without need or warning, fired guns above and into crowds and assaulted and tortured those they detained in their attacks.
The government responded, via its Directorate of Strategic Communication of the Secretariat of Security, questioning the validity of these reports. As it said, “Members of the [national police] institution only carry nonlethal weapons to discourage violent acts, and during evictions [of protests] police procedures seek to avoid damages to third parties.” It went on to explain that “the National Police undertakes all of its actions in compliance with the law, with strict respect for human rights and the police procedures established in the United Nations’ Manual on the Use of Force.” There appears to be no such manual in the UN, but that’s the story the government is sticking to.
The U.S. Department of State is also on record for saying that it is “aware of a number of serious allegations of human rights violations by members of Honduran security forces in the post-election period and has called upon the government of Honduras to swiftly and thoroughly investigate all such incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.” No negative actions have been taken against Honduras by the Department of State to force a response, however, and the oppressive narco regime continues to enjoy America’s full unconditional support.
The crackdown against the protestors continues, with all government forces in place and the protestors experiencing growing fear for their lives.
On December 26, 2017, 11 Pimienta residents were arrested by TIGRES and their companion government forces. Those same forces allegedly committed assault and arson in forcing compliance with their orders in the various raids, adding to the local fears.
Protestors responded with violence also, including setting fire to a police station in Pimienta. According to opposition protestors on the scene at the time, the fire was set after security forces shot directly into the protest group’s ranks with live ammunition during highway blockade clearings.
Bertha Oliva, coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, was pessimistic about what will happen next in Honduras. “We’re going back to the old days,” she said in a recent interview. “Today they have all the experience, all the expertise, and they know that nothing happens to them with any kind of human rights violations committed — whether individually or collectively — against the citizenry.”
after, however, Saab filed a suit against them claiming defamation and “aggravated injury.” Concerned for their well-being and noting that 40% of Venezuelan judges are members of Maduro’s party, the reporters finally decided to leave the country for their own safety. They will continue to report from their new remote location.
In Honduras, Lourdes Ramírez, also an ICIJ member, has been strongly critical of the Honduran government for some time as a reporter of human rights issues. Her focus has been on everything from unsolved murders of women to organized crime networks and the ugly working conditions present in local garment factories.
Ramírez has even reported on the forced displacement of lawful citizens as a result of development projects funded by the World Bank. This was part of a global report prepared by the ICIJ as part of its “Evicted and Abandoned” investigation.
Unsolved murders of women are so prevalent that they have their own name regionally: “femicides.” Ramírez has reported on them (in the newspapers and in a radio show she had until recently) along with other human rights abuses in the country. In June 2017, however, her popular Saturday morning broadcast Café Informativo was cancelled, with word from the station that it would offer her an afternoon time period for the same program but with a much smaller audience.
She left the program after not getting any clear answers as to why her show had been taken away. She only had suspicions in the wake of warnings about the content of some of her broadcasts.
Post-radio, one of Ramírez’s major focus points has been the investigation of “femicides” in San Pedro Sula, also her own home city. Besides saying that the murder rates were very high, her reporting also revealed that in more than 90% of the cases under investigation, the authorities rarely followed up and no charges were ever filed against anyone.
Ramírez also took a major role in reviewing and investigating Honduras’ widely disputed 2017 presidential election, where incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández had a miraculous come-frombehind victory. It was also an election in which out-ofcountry election observers complained that election irregularities were so rampant that it was impossible to confirm who had actually won the election. She has further continued to report on the post-election situation, in which Hernández and his colleagues have been involved in a brutal crackdown on those protesting the election results in the region.
For all of her actions, Ramírez has received death threats, including once being taken into a vehicle by hooded men who threatened her life. After too many of those threats, she did at one time leave the country for her own safety. But she eventually returned despite being offered the opportunity to apply for asylum in the United States – her country is too important to her.
Ramírez continues her fight for rights in a new digital newspaper she created. It is focused on current events in the country.
She also has a major role in Proyecto Génesis, an effort to offer youth in Chamalecon, a major crime hot spot, activities other than getting hooked up with gang activities. Ramírez supports a variety of communications writing roles for the group, with a focus on preparing articles and profiles about some of the key people involved in the positive things going on there.
Ramírez considers this yet another example of just persevering to help make Honduras a better place for everyone who lives there. It is why her Skype account has had the message “Perseverando” present there for several years.
For her work as a woman reporting in situations at risk, Ramírez received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She also received the Froylán Turcios award directly from – of all groups – the National Congress of Honduras.
For more than 100 years, Honduras has suffered from oppressive regimes thanks to direct interference from the United States. Whenever the country manages to get a decent person into power it is not long before their removal is orchestrated by the CIA.
Because the official doctrine of the U.S. military is full-spectrum dominance, it simply won't allow any government in Central America that it doesn't control and which does not serve the needs of the American oligarchy first.
This doctine was laid out in Joint Vision 2020 a policy blueprint adopted in 2000.