Loneliness: A Health Problem that Could be Deadlier than Obesity

Loneliness can reliably be linked to a significant increase in the risk of early mortality, according to a study at Brigham Young University. Head author, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, notes that “substantial evidence now indicates that individuals lacking social connections (both objective and subjective social isolation) are at risk for premature mortality.”

Holt-Lunstad believes the risks associated with loneliness are already greater than such established dangers as obesity:

Several decades ago scientists who observed widespread dietary and behavior changes raised warnings about obesity and related health problems. The present obesity epidemic had been predicted. Obesity now receives constant coverage in the media and in public health policy. The current status of research on the risks of loneliness and social isolation is similar to that of research on obesity 3 decades ago… Current evidence indicates that heightened risk for mortality from a lack of social relationships is greater than that from obesity.

Furthermore, she warns that “researchers have predicted that loneliness will reach epidemic proportions by 2030 unless action is taken.”

Why Are We So Isolated From Each Other?

From the long view, it can be said that Western civilization as a whole has fostered a gradual disintegration of our physical and social ties. With an emphasis on individual goals and an almost fanatical regard for personal achievement, the traditional institutions of family and community and their capacity to provide their members with a sense of belonging and shared purpose have become significantly fragmented.

The family unit has gone from large generations-linked mutual support systems to small and immediate units, sometimes involving single parents whose necessities make it very difficult to create a stable home environment for their children. Add to that the fact that more and more people are not even building families, and our society has more people living alone than at any other time in history. This includes the elderly, who are less likely to find a ‘fit’ living within their children’s families than ever before.

The decline of the ‘community’ is perhaps as significant as the disintegration of the family unit. In Western-style communities, people work as a collection of individual units interacting by specific functions rather than as an interrelated whole with a significant shared identity. Naturally, attempts are made today to join or build ‘communities’ all the time, but like the Meetup model, they are founded on the gathering of select people with similar interests and purposes, rather than a shared embrace of all people within a certain geographical area.

The Rise of Social Media

I believe the rise in prominence of social media has in part been fuelled by the sense of alienation we have long felt within our modern society. I don’t believe social media is the root cause of our loneliness, as some speculate, but rather a symptom of this much longer-standing social problem. Connecting via chats and web pages is just something that we have gotten into the habit of reaching for since it is so immediately accessible. But like any quick fix, it does not end up fulfilling our deeper needs, either individually or as a society.

If we see that our society has been slowly disintegrating over hundreds of years, then it becomes incumbent upon us as a society (if we can still even identify ourselves with our ‘society’) to take measures to remedy this situation. What those measures might be, though, given how things seem to be trending, is a matter of great conjecture.

On Being Alone

One approach is to first acknowledge that Western society’s emphasis on the individual is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I believe that the development of personal integrity, creativity, and autonomy is a critical step in the evolution of human consciousness. Learning how to be alone with oneself is a part of that process. In his work entitled Pensées, French philosopher Blaise Pascal observed that “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

As evidenced by Eastern gurus and mystics, one can be perfectly content in isolation. This can be greatly facilitated by the practice of meditation and other such methods that give us a direct perception of our energetic connectedness not only with other people, but with all things. In this higher state, the damaging emotional impact of loneliness and social isolation are not experienced.

Our Next Step

Still, the life of the yogi remains for the few. The rest of us, it seems, have come to this planet to interact, share, and love. And we have not incarnated into this dense physical world to get better at virtual relationships. At this stage, we have perhaps gotten a bit too accustomed to social isolation for our own good.

Holt-Lunstad notes that “although living alone can offer conveniences and advantages for an individual, this meta-analysis indicates that physical health is not among them.” She also cites another study that “has demonstrated higher survival rates for those who are more socially connected.” And then there is the seminal 75-Year Harvard University study, where “it was universally clear that without loving and supportive relationships, men in the study were not happy.” The message is becoming clear: we need to come together.

We are perhaps at a larger turning point in our development than most of us realize. It seems that we have reached the extreme edge of the exploration of individualism, and we are readying to move into greater balance with a collective identity. This is not a return to traditional ways, but rather a synthesis of our growth as individuals with the shared experience we are now hungering for. This synthesis signifies the next stage of our evolution.



How to Become an Advanced Human Soul. Part 1

How to Become an Advanced Human Soul

by: Danell Glade, original: https://prepareforchange.net/2016/01/31/how-to-become-an-advanced-human-soul/

I had another epiphany last week-end while I was taking a class up in Montana. The class was a spiritual class on creating a future. Do you believe there is going to be a future? And if the answer is yes, is it going to be more of the same (and getting worse) . . . or will it truly be different. Good different. Fabulous different. We have too many people on this planet now who don’t believe there will be much of a future. It’s like the spell of “why bother” has been cast (or sprayed) upon the human. I want to inform you of a few things and get you out of that belief. Stop negative creations and begin to create your future, our future.

But first – we have to back up and talk about what is so so so so so so so magnificent about Human Beings that the “Cabal” will do just about anything to get it’s control over the human. Is it our looks? emotions? sex? reproduction? 10 fingers and 10 toes? brains? What is it that is so coveted, so desired by those that . . . don’t have it, that are afraid of it’s power and want to control it and then destroy it in humans. I’m not going to tell you up front – keep reading, keep thinking

What is a human being? Here’s my favorite definition; soul embodied in flesh who knows free will. That sounds good to me only . . . we really don’t live in free will. A few humans on earth do and there might be a few physical places on this planet that you have free will, but really . . . this is NOT a free will planet. It was supposed to be a free will planet. That thought and gift of free will needs to be in our future plans.

What if the humans’ central nervous system and soul are constantly being manipulated – we’re seeing it more and more each day. Somebody and something else is pulling the strings of humans. Right before Christmas time there was a mall full of shoppers and “all of a sudden” 2,000 people starting fighting in different parts of the mall. That’s not just 5 or 10, but 2,000. Here’s the link:


When I look at that story, I think something is really strange – and basically, some technology was being “practiced” that day, to see how many people in a busy mall will unconsciously react to “let’s fight each other” frequency. This example of mind control is just one of the many many ways humans are being manipulated. And I don’t like it one bit. Someone is using technology to try and control your thoughts and actions and the degree of submission is at all time new levels. Someone wants you to be numb, someone wants you to dislike and hate other humans. Someone/something wants to dictate “your” thoughts. It’s not IF we are being mind controlled, it’s how far have you allowed the control to affect you. The first defense is knowing it’s going on. It goes on daily while you’re awake and while you sleep. . . unless you say & do otherwise.

The next course is to take some action. How do we counteract this “invisible” puppet master? How can we stay clean? clear? and rise above this kind of bullying?

I want to relay some quick activities you can take each day to stay clean and clear in your own body and soul.

1 – Awareness – that this crazy “game” is going on. You need to be MORE AWARE than all of your lifetimes because your SPIRIT is being sucked out of your soul. Humans are having and allowing their spirit to be sucked out of their soul. But . . there are things you can do to stand in your power and not let that happen to you. Let’s say you are at that mall and you have the thought to start a fight. Question that thought. Is it your own thought because IT MIGHT NOT BE. File it under “not my thought”.

Action: Say that out loud: NOT MY THOUGHT. That is not ME!!

Action: Say your name 3 or 4 times. Say your full name: I AM (full name). I AM ONLY (full name). I AM NO ONE BUT (full name). Let’s say your name is John Michael Smith. You just have this thought and strong angry feeling that you should fight and slug someone. Pause. say: Not my thought. I AM John Michael Smith. I AM ONLY John Michael Smith. I AM NO ONE BUT John Michael Smith. Now act it and live it.

2 – Maintain your inner connection with YOU. Do you have that sense of your own inner connection with your brain and with your body and your spirit and soul so you’re not disjointed. You may need to align yourself so you’re not pulled into a delusion of someone else’s story.

Action: say several times and with power: I AM “IT” for myself and I reside in the one field connected to my own chain of command. (Name your chain of command).

Action: I am John Michael Smith. I AM “IT” for myself and I reside in the one field connected to my body, spirit and my own Soul. Now act like it. Live it.

3 – Go beyond the pineal gland. Remember the pineal was created as a control mechanism. It can only get you to a high heaven level. Go beyond the pineal in your meditations and beliefs. Make sure your SOUL is leading and guiding you, not just your brain/ego.

Action: say “I stand steadfast in Spirit and Soul”. Say it again with power.

Action: Meditate going beyond the pineal gland. Join the weekly liberation meditations. http://2012portal.blogspot.com

4 – STAY CLEAN with your energy and your INTENT.

Action: say: I AM The PRIME DIRECTIVE of my life, my thoughts and my actions.

Action: Write down your plan for you. State your intents.

5 – Codes are for the benefit of humanity. Codes are encased in the energies coming from the central sun via the galactic and our solar sun. Each step is a step down to make them more usable by humans and their DNA. (another reason for geo-engineering is to hide the sun from humans).

Action: Go out in the sun and absorb the sun’s energies and light. Thank the sun in return for bringing humans the codes that are changing everything. Thank our solar sun. Thank our galactic sun. Thank the central sun. Imagine yourself being embraced by those codes and you opening your arms to receive the codes into your energy field and into every cell and DNA of your being. Breathe them in.


6 – The collective Human consciousness. Oh my. IF . . .if the Human consciousness was filled with oneness and love and purpose and truth and disclosure and kindness and generosity . . . . that would truly terrify the Cabal. It can be such a powerful force if we can come together. So of course there is this plan using mind control and other nefarious frequencies to try to control, divide and separate us – keep us in-fighting, blaming, quarreling, killing and being filled with FEAR.

Action: Tell others so they can be aware of the FEAR plan. Say NO to the Fear Plan. Let us come together and change it to the liberation plan, the free-will plan. We must maintain our humanity.

7 – Take care of your physical body. Energies are high, but can be different and difficult to navigate. Energy can be fatiguing and depleting. Re-fill your “cup”.

Action: Sleep. Eat good food. Take your vitamins and minerals. Play and relax too. Get a massage – do something for yourself.

Action: Take time to thank and appreciate your physical body. Thank your organs and glands and cells and blood. Give them some recognition and love.

Action: Fall in love with your body, your heart, your soul and spirit. Treasure yourself. Each soul is so very precious and important here.

8 – Take care of your Brain. All of your bodies are connected to your BRAIN. Your bodies meaning: physical body, mental body, emotional body, spiritual body. Not your thinking, but your brain. Your brain is connected to your soul. Your soul is connected to your spirit. There is no separation.

Action: I am one in my bodies, brain and soul. I am well connected in who I am physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I feel my brain connected to my soul.

Action: Have a sense of the amazing powers your brain has. Thank your brain.


9 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Stay clear. More information is coming out about A.I. Archons are A.I. A whole article will need to be written about this. A.I. is not Human. Be Human. Choose Human.

Conclusion: We are in a most exciting and trying time. Stay centered. Stay calm. Stay connected to your magnificence. We are moving into the Advanced Human. Let us move into our future of the Advanced Human Soul embodied in flesh who knows free will.

Original by DaNell Glade with thanks to my teacher Sharon. Feel free to share the whole article. Jan 31,2016

above the line thinking

Above the LINE thinking

by Danell – www.prepareforchangeleadership.org and www.prepareforchange.net author
I challenge everyone to see, learn, and know where you operate from. Are you an “Above the Line thinker” (& doer) or do you function and live “below the Line”? Make any corrections. Watch your thoughts, words and actions.

I want to leave my blessing on you that actually read this information.

Dear Source of all . . . the mother/father principle that runs through all beings, space, time and infinity, Divine Goddess, Divine Creator. We, as a collective of sentient beings, request divine guidance and assistance.

We are brought here at this time and space in this 3D and beyond world to work together, to help free all from the ignorance, tyranny and control that we have been under. We are always grateful to be on this Earth plane, even with it’s difficulties. We give thanks to this Mother Earth who so selflessly gives all for us. It grieves us to know that beings are trying to harm this Earth and the land, water, seas, animals and humans. We are sorry for the many negative beliefs and experiences we encounter and that we have been led to believe and experience. Free our minds, hearts and souls to be able to experience our higher self, our divine being, that we in turn can help be that hero who loves and serves and at times, saves others and our beautiful planet and galaxy. Help us to respond willingly to good causes. Free us from the mind control implants and negative frequency generators. Increase our intuition and discernment. Let us have the clarity we need to take action on behalf of our own self and the communities we live in.

Guide us to be responsible for our self, our actions and correct and cancel any negative actions and words we have already given out. I’m sorry this world and the negative elements have taken over. I’m sorry for all the misery and darkness visited upon light beings. I Love you. Please love yourself, open your heart to love, ask to be in line with love, to feel and expand that love throughout your community, world and galaxy. Please forgive me, forgive yourself, forgive those that you feel have harmed you. Free yourself from that poison and forgive, so you can take a stand for truth, light and LOVE. Forgive so you can be a force for good. Stop wallowing in your misery and addictions. Take your power back and take action for yourself. Choose love and choose forgiveness and choose action for the light. Thank you Divine Creator/Goddess for this knowing, lessons, intrigue and solution. Thank you for lifting this earth out of the darkness, for opening our eyes, our minds and our hearts to Light and to Love. May we all bring The EVENT soon. Victory of the Light.

This or something greater.
Be it so. . .in the most benevolent outcome, Ho’oponopono

Danell Glade

Vision Board for THE EVENT

By Danell Glade – www.prepareforchangeleadership.org & www.prepareforchange.net author

(This vision board is saved as a picture, so you can copy it and save it or print it out for your own use. Pass it around to others.)

Vision Board: What is it? Does it work?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images and words that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. It can also be a written list, or a movie or ? ? (your choice)

In the early 1980’s I was a young mother with 2 – 4 children living in a 2 bedroom starter home. I stayed home and started this list on my refrigerator of things I wanted. Things that would make my life easier. I wish I had kept that list. Here are some of the things:

so . . . what do you think happened. I didn’t know about the law of attraction. The movie “The Secret” wasn’t out yet, but slowly, I crossed everything off that list. I got my mother’s piano. We had to buy a bigger car to fit everyone in. We got rid of the carpet in the kitchen and put in new flooring. I had a neighbor help finish the basement and build a playhouse for the kids and then we moved to a bigger home that had a sprinkler system and a cooler on a quiet cul-de-sac, then bought a new swing-set. This happened over 8 years time. I’ve made several more Vision Boards over the years and it’s about time for another one, so I’ll be making a new one for myself too.

I’ve given you the vision board for The Event.

Now I want you to create something you can use for your own personal life.

Start with this 4×4 so you can take a realistic look at your life. How do you rate work/$ on the physical plane? How do you rate work/$ for your Mental well-being? How do rate work/$ on your emotions? How do you rate work/$ for your spirituality. Then finish the worksheet for the rest of the categories. R & R is Rest and Relaxation. Relationships is partners, family, friends & community. Devotional is profound dedication, earnest attachment to a cause or person.

Now you should be able to see which boxes you are strong in and which area needs some help. Write in some ideas that you can do to raise your scores up – and then start taking some action.

Starting your Vision Board

Find some pictures and words that represent your final goals from the above exercise to use in your vision board. Keep it simple. Here is a simple example sheet for you to fill in. Be sure to date it and review it and make a new one every year or two. Get some further ideas by doing a search on vision boards.

What YOU can DO

Join Sunday Synchronized Meditations – 9 am PDT, 11 am Central, 4 pm UTC
Share information – internet, blog, youTube – Write Articles
Connect with Your Higher Self/Soul – Receive Inner Guidance/Healing (Do your INNER work)
Raise your Vibrations – Find Inner POWER (Keep your energy clear and high)
Fulfill your MISSION (Connect with your soul to find that out)

Other articles by Danell Glade:

How to Become an Advanced Human Soul

“Banishing” or . . . How to become an Advanced Human Soul, Part 2

SERVICE to Others vs. SERVICE to Self

by Danell Glade

Many of the concepts were talked about in the following interviews.

Coast to Coast AM Interview with Michael Salla and Corey Good (9-14-15) links or the in5D Radio show continues the dialogue (9-1`-15) (9-1`-15) at…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3f5-C7Z-wat…

About 15,000 years ago, the time of the “ancient alien” there were 22 difference races involved in this “Grand Experiment” here on earth. They were manipulating humanity genetically, spiritually and socially. All 22 of these races claim to have created us and manipulated us and have some sort of claim to “us”. These ancient alien’s were told to back off humanity and see what develops. Now “they” are back. One of the main messages from the Blue Avians for humanity is . . . are we going to continue humanity in the Service to self mode that has been running rampant or learn more of the Service to others. Let’s take a look at those.

Service to OTHERS – humanitarian, giving, reveal truth, full disclosure, golden rule, we are all one, free will, selfless, kind, gentle, praiseworthy, love, generous, whole, service, giving, ours, sharing, etc.


Service to SELF – me, mine, taking, 1%, prison, crime, murder, selfish, glutton, abuse, rule over, control, dumb down, greed, pornography, pride, prejudice, racial, stingy, sin, corruption, lies, etc.

You get the idea.

Now – if you were at your own funeral – listening to what others truly had to say about you, what would be the main message you heard about yourself. “She was so kind and generous” or “she was always helping save the gorilla’s”. Maybe, or will it be “the old guy was a _____ I’ll dance on his grave”.

How are you going to be remembered. Character of a person, your personal character can be measured. In ancient Egypt – It was the heart which was weighed against the feather of truth in the hall of Ma’at during the divine judgement of the deceased. A heart unburdened with the weight of sin and corruption would balance with the feather and its possessor would enjoy the eternal afterlife.” (http://www.egyptianmyths.net/heart.htm) Take a look at your own heart, your own life.

So . . . where is your heart and to what degree is it in service to others? vs, Where in your heart are you still connected to serving yourself, getting what you can and to hell with everyone else?

You are the only one you can really influence. Quit always thinking about yourself, your clothes, your make-up, T.V. shows, your needs and wants – – – ALL THE TIME. Learn to be more in service to others. Open the doors, help in a good cause, volunteer to help out somewhere. Put that phone down, get up off that couch and make a difference. Make this your new mantra: I AM in service to others (STO). (not service to self STS). Look around for others that you can pray for, causes you can put your time behind. If you are financially able, make quality donations and make a difference in your life and community.