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Faith restored, balanced diet, become it, courage, and free health resources


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – OMG, if you need a lift or your faith restored in humanity, then this is sure to do the trick!

And every single time anything like this happened.

Be sure and check out all 26 images and stories here:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/moments-that-restored-our-faith-in-humanity-this-y?sub=1920271_753531

 

# 2 – Ah ha ha! A little humor always makes the evolutionary process easier…

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# 3 – Good advice…..

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# 4 – Yes!

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up.” — Terrence McKenna

 

# 5 – A wonderful image and quote …..

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Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything. ~ Unknown
Image : George Digalakis

 

# 6 – And check out one of the latest posts at Self-help Health for free alternative health resources and how to create a new you in 2017…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/have-a-new-you-by-next-year-literally-plus-free-2017-events/

 

Enjoy!

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Happy 2017!


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A new year wish for you from astrologer Rob Brezny……

MY WISHES FOR YOU

In 2017 I wish you joyous eruptions of profound gratification and
gratitude; a constant flow of fluid insights and “ah-ha!” revelations that
lead to cathartic integrations; a coming together of several different lucky
trends, resulting in an exquisite healing; and captivating yet relaxing
adventures that allow you to weave together diverse threads of your
experience, inspiring you to feel at home in the world.

 

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# 3 – Some advice from Elizabeth Gilbert to keep in mind in 2017…

CHOOSE YOUR THOUGHTS?

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you
select your clothes every day. That’s a power you can cultivate. If you
want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the
only thing you should be trying to control.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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# 5 – More good stimulation, this time from Mary Morrissey……

Research has shown that we all have a learned voice of internal judgment. This internal voice often shuts down our genius.

When we realize that it doesn’t matter what happened in our upbringing, we are liberated.

When we apply our highest truth to our lives, our self-imposed constraints no longer hold us down and we open to a whole new experience.

Negative feelings and judgment are like acid on our skin; they burn and destroy the tissue.

Rather than wallowing in anger and judgment, find something that you care about more than your anger.

It will give you life; it will become something bigger than your hurt.

The power within you is bigger than the hurt you feel.

Here’s To A Whole New Experience,
Mary Morrissey

 

# 6 – And here’s something from Mike Dooley at tut.com you may want to sign up for….It’s the Love Your Life 30 Day Project and it starts Jan 1st…..

http://www.tut.com/index/tut30days

 

Wishing everyone a 2017 filled with their heart’s desires!

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2% Mindset, loving back, deer, good advice, Santa’s elves?, and musical transcendence


Well, this is one where, no matter what I tried, the spacing and formatting had a mind of its own, so pardon if the post looks a little jumbled in places :-)….. 

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

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# 2 – From Rob Brezsny’s newsletter and book Pronoia……

The Beauty and Truth Lab would like to remind you that all of creation loves you very much.
Even now, secret and not-so-secret allies are cooking up mysteries that will excite you and incite you for years to come.
Even now, the Earth, moon, and sun are collaborating to make sure you have all you need to make your next smart move.
But here’s the loaded question: Are you willing to start loving life back with an equal intensity? The adoration it offers you has not exactly been unrequited, but there is room for you to be more demonstrative.
Half of the art of pronoia is about being improvisationally receptive to life’s elaborate scheme to shower you with blessings. The other half is about learning to be a co-conspirator who assists life in doling out blessings —- to help everyone else get exactly what they need, exactly when they need it.
# 3- Oh, there’s something about this image that is so sweet, innocent and evocative. Really touches my heart and soul….
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# 4 – Good advice!
“As a bee seeks nectar from all kind of flowers, seek teachings
everywhere. Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion
to digest all that you have gathered. Like a madman beyond all limits, go
wherever you please and live like a lion completely free of all fear.”– Ancient Tibetan text
# 5 – Some humor to “Light-in” your way for a joyous holiday season…..
# 6 – This is a great article about the transcendence of music and Helen Keller’s experience of “hearing” Ode to Joy. Her words are like a symphony in and of themselves. Food for the soul, especially if you listen to Ode to Joy when you’re through reading!

Wishing you an inspired and inspiring holiday season!

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Be a peacemaker, muffin top, Abe on the election & delegating, and made of love


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Thanks, Deepak. Here’s today’s pracitce….peace, harmony, laughter and love. Yes!

1. Sunday: Being for Peace

Today take five minutes to meditate for peace. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: peace, harmony, laughter, and love.

Read more: https://chopracentermeditation.com/article/10-daily_practices_for_peacemakers

 

# 2- Don’t underestimate the power of humor and laughter to ease the evolutionary process. :-)

 

# 3 – Some great insights from Abraham-Hicks about the election and life in general….

# 4 – Love this!

 

# 5 – And some more Abe to end on……

Delegate it to the manager. You have this really good staff that will take care of everything for you. You just have to delegate it — and trust it.
—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Maturity


 

Wow, someone just shared this in a group I’m part of and I felt it deserved a post all to itself here. This is chock-full of insights and wisdom. Some Sunday stimulation to enjoy!

 

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MATURITY

is the most adaptable and youthful ability of all: the ability to live fully and equally in multiple contexts; most especially, the ability, despite any grief or losses, to courageously inhabit the past the present and the future all at once.

The wisdom that comes from maturity is recognized through a disciplined refusal to choose between or isolate three powerful dynamics that form human identity: what has happened, what is happening now and what is about to occur.

Immaturity is shown by making false choices: living only in the past, or only in the present, or only in the future, or even, living only two out of the three.

Maturity is not a static arrived platform, where life is viewed from a calm, untouched oasis of wisdom, but a living elemental frontier between what has happened, what is happening now and the consequences of that past and present; first imagined and then lived into the waiting future.

Maturity calls us to risk ourselves as much as immaturity, but for a bigger picture, a larger horizon; for a powerfully generous outward incarnation of our inward qualities and not for gains that make us smaller, even in the winning.

Immaturity always beckons, offering a false haven, an ersatz safety, in one state or the other: a hiding place and disappearance in the past, a false isolation of the present, or an unobtainable sure prediction of the future. But maturity beckons also, asking us to be larger, more fluid, more elemental, less cornered, less unilateral, a living conversational intuition between the inherited story, the one we are privileged to inhabit and the one, if we are large enough and broad enough, moveable enough and even, here enough, just, astonishingly, about to occur.

‘MATURITY’ From
CONSOLATIONS:
The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.
© David Whyte and Many Rivers Press 2016

Far Seeing
Photo © David Whyte
Port Meadow Oxford
June 8TH 2014

 

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10 quotes, worry vacuum, progress, love story, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Ten type-written quotes, thanks to a post on Oprah.com…..

See them all here: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Inspiring-Quotes-Written-on-Typewriters

 

# 2 – Here’s something that was featured in Brain Johnson’s Optimizer newsletter. Especially like the 3rd to the last sentence…..very good point to make….

THE ULTIMATE WORRY VACUUM MACHINE

“Researchers conducting the Zen meditation study wanted to know if meditation practice changed people’s ability to recover from the intrusion of a word that unexpectedly appeared on the computer screen, which would strongly suggest that meditation improved recovery from the distractions induced by spontaneous thought as well. After the interruptions, the experienced meditator’s brains did indeed return faster to a relaxed state than non-meditator’s brains. Intensive meditation practice seems to reduce the elaborative thinking that normally occurs when we evaluate a thought and meditators are able to clear their minds of distractions more quickly than those who don’t meditate.

Obviously, this type of thought control could be useful in dealing with worries that arise in stressful testing situations. Worries about screwing up often cause flubbed performances because they use up valuable working-memory resources that could otherwise be devoted to test taking. By training the brain to discard negative thoughts, you can thwart the negative effects of stress. Discarding these thoughts is not the same as trying to ignore them or dismiss or suppress them, which uses up working-memory. When a worrisome thought arises, you acknowledge it, name it (as if actually identifying it and writing it down), but then let go of it. You don’t attach any more brainpower to it.”

Sian Beilock
from Choke

 

#3 – Oh, this one about ACIM is a good one to ruminate on…..

 

# 4 – Wow, a great story…..short and sweet. If you are an animal lover you may need to have a hanky at the ready……

http://nypost.com/video/this-stork-is-more-romantic-than-your-husband/

 

# 5 – And from Abe…..

You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there. — Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016!


 

Thought I would open with a prayer/blessing by Julie Renee and then close with a reblog of my Self-help Health post for the day….. 

 

Mother-Father God, we thank you for all that is good and right and wonderful in our world, for the miracles of each and every day that we are alive to enjoy this incredible paradise and for the gifts of regeneration, rejuvenation and unending grace that is always there for us! Help us to see what is hidden, to know that we do not always know, that there is mystery and more in the unseen realms and to trust in your profound and deeply abundantly nourishing love for us everyday.

Thank you for the Helpers Angelic Realm, Golden Legion, Jesus and Mary, the Gods and Goddesses from all greater and lesser known traditions who stand with us and for us to continue to establish and bring about a true heaven on earth.

Help us to see where we can offer more, be a spirit of love and giving and let go of neediness and lack, knowing that you have provided for us with endless love, and fantastic wealth! Help us to receive all you are sending our way, clear our path and help us remove the impediments to our deepest and richest fulfillment.

In you Divine Name we humbly ask and are profoundly grateful for these thy gifts of bountiful love! Amen. So Be It. — Julie Renee

 

And from Self-help Health…..

Make Every Day Thanksgiving Day!

There are numerous studies that show that gratitude and thanks giving are good for the mind, body and spirit. So if you want to be healthier and happier, make EVERY day Thanksgiving!

By Dr. Mercola

Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists believe actually fosters greater happiness and health.

And, while the ritual of giving thanks once a year is beneficial, doing it more often could be life changing. At least that’s what science suggests.

THE BENEFITS OF RITUAL GET-TOGETHERS AT MEALTIME

As noted by Barbara Fiese, a psychologist and author of “Family Routines and Rituals”:

“Through direct observation of family mealtimes at home, we’ve found that how families communicate with one another during meals is related to the children’s health.

For example, when families show genuine concern about their child’s daily activities … teachers report these children are less likely to show acting-out behaviors in school.

What’s more, these interactions make children with chronic health conditions such as asthma feel more secure, and they’re more likely to report that they feel better throughout the day.”

Bill Doherty, a family therapist and researcher added:

The classic outcomes of regular rituals for families are coherence (a sense of identity) and connection (a sense of closeness) …

[But] barriers to good interaction — such as cellphone use, people getting up from the table and arguments — were even more strongly related (in a negative direction) to children’s psychological well-being and academic performance.

The implication is that we have to pay attention to doing some things well during meals — such as staying at the table and laughing together — but also avoid negative interactions.”

GRATITUDE INCREASES HAPPINESS — AND HEALTH

As suggested in the video above, research shows that gratitude is a cornerstone of happiness. Moreover, actually expressing your gratitude publicly or openly yields greater results than keeping it to yourself.

If you typically cringe when it’s time to go around the table and share what you’re grateful for, remembering the benefits you reap may ease your discomfort. As noted in a previous CNN report on gratitude and Thanksgiving:2

“… there are some very practical reasons to get into the spirit of things, by taking a minute to remember the reasons you’re blessed. These are lessons that can be applied year-round.”

According to studies, the benefits of gratitude rituals — be it giving thanks at mealtime, keeping a gratitude journal, or sending thank-you notes — include:3,4,5

  • Improved sleep, especially if your mind has a tendency to go into overdrive with negative thoughts and worries at bedtime
  • Higher levels of happiness and a more optimistic outlook on life
  • Greater likelihood to engage in healthy activities such as exercise
  • Higher relationship satisfaction
  • Higher work performance (in one study, managers who expressed gratitude saw a 50 percent increase in the employees’ performance)

Studies have also shown that gratitude can produce a number of measurable effects on a number of systems in your body, all of which can translate into improved health. Biological systems beneficially affected by gratitude include:6

Mood neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine) Inflammatory and immune systems (cytokines)
Reproductive hormones (testosterone) Stress hormones (cortisol)
Social bonding hormones (oxytocin) Blood pressure, cardiac and EEG rhythms
Cognitive and pleasure related neurotransmitters (dopamine) Blood sugar

Read the rest of the article: here.

Other recommended reading:

Gratitude And The DNA Connection

Get Healthier With Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2015

 

May you have an inspired and inspiring Thanksgiving!

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