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Jo Dunning teleconference, plus free QiGong healing session


TIPS FOR TODAY:

#1 – Tomorrow is Jo Dunning’s free last Tueday of the month teleconference workshop. The workshop contains energy processes and information to assist you during this amazing time of transformation and will be Tuesday at 5:15pm Pacific (8:15pm Eastern).

To listen by telephone, the number to call for the workshop is (818) 742-0029 PIN 381954#. Regular phone charges will apply.

To listen on-line, http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=13877292

(This call is available to listen live only and is not recorded.)

#2 – This coming Sunday master energy healer Michael Mohoric will be offering another one of his free QiGong distance healing sessions. The main healing session is Sunday December 5, 2010 from 7-8pm Pacific (PST) or same as Los Angeles, (8-9pm MST), (9-10pm CST), (10-11pm EST-same as New York).

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That’s all you have to do to connect with the energy; healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session and you can receive a lot of healing energy before the main session on Dec. 5.

For those in other countries, you can search for a World Time Clock to convert the time at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/. For those who want to know more about this work, you can go to Michael’s website http://www.QigongEnergyHealing.com

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Apple cider vinegar, dental health, and the dangers of fluoride and mercury


I just got a newsletter from Be Well Buzz about the dangers of fluoride and mercury fillings. I was already aware of some of the health threats they pose, but picked up a few new facts, as well as some tips about natural dental care. I especially liked the tip involving apple cider vinegar because I’m such a big fan, but didn’t realize how it helped keep teeth strong.

Here’s the article from the newsletter, as well as some links to other info about dental health you may be interested in…..

(From BeWellBuzz.com) Toothpaste is a common, everyday item, but have you ever read its contents? This article covers three common ingredients found in toothpastes and throws light on their pros and cons.

Fluoride

One of the most common components of toothpaste is fluoride. In simple terms, fluoride is a by-product of aluminum, copper, and iron manufacturing. Fluoride is thought to be a contaminant. It is a chemical ion of the chemical fluorine, where fluoride has one extra electron to give it an extra charge. The most common use of fluoride is in the realm of dental hygiene.

Long before fluoride come unto its own as a cavity preventer, it was used as insecticide. Today, there are conflicting views on the use of fluoride, and there is an ongoing debate on how good or bad it is for health.

*The pros of fluoride

Fluoride works in two ways to protect teeth from decay and cavities. The combination of sugars and bacteria in the mouth produce an acid that causes tooth enamel erosion that damages the teeth. Fluoride protects the teeth from this de-mineralization. If the teeth are already damaged, fluoride starts collecting on the ‘spoilt’ areas, and the enamel is strengthened. However, fluoride will not be of much use if a cavity already exists.

Some level of fluoride is recommended by many governments in the world today for both children and adults. Children require fluoride to protect their new, permanent teeth, while adults need it to ensure there are no cavities or decays taking form.

*Note: Personally, from all the reading and research I’ve done lately I’m not really sure the supposed “pros” are as clear-cut any more as this section states. The Weston A Price Foundation and others believe there are much better all-natural ways to prevent cavities.

The cons of fluoride

According to latest studies carried out by the ADA, Fluoride is fast being regarded as potentially dangerous element being sold under the guise of “good for teeth”. Slowly but surely, a fluoride-free propaganda is being put in to place to ensure there is no more exposure to it. As of now, Dementia in humans, due to exposure to fluoride, is said to double in the next two decades and triple in three.

There are many negatives that have been discovered by researchers. Some of these are simple things like:

  • Excess fluoride causes discolored and crumbling teeth
  • Laboratory animal testing has shown that fluoride influences an increase in the absorption of aluminum in the brain. Aluminum is what is found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s.
  • Fluoridation and hip fractures have been seen as related in as many as three different studies conducted by researchers.
  • Excess fluoride has had detrimental effects on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. This has lead to limited joint mobility, muscular degeneration, ligament calcification, and neurological deficits.
  • Different studies have found a link between fluoride and about 10,000 cancer deaths per year, where men who were exposed to fluoride in the long term developed a greater likelihood of suffering from bone cancer.

Neem oil

Neem is a tree found predominantly in India. Its benefits are many and among them is its usefulness in dental hygiene. To date, in the interiors of rural India, the tender bark of the Neem tree is used as teeth cleaner by people.

Neem has the following benefits:

  • Helps prevent and heal gum disease
  • Helps prevent cavities
  • Eliminates bacteria that cause gum inflammation
  • Ensures bacteria does not stick to your teeth thereby reducing plaque
  • Enhances mouth immunity in general
  • Freshens the breath like no mouth freshener can ever duplicate

Be aware that Neem oil is meant only for external use so avoid toothpastes that say “Neem oil”. This is because, even though, Neem oil has wonderful skin care properties, it is unsafe to ingest in any form.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has been used by aborigines for centuries as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Tea tree is also known as Melaleuca. This oil has excellent curative properties for three human health dangers, namely, virus, fungus and bacteria. For gum diseases, this oil is fast becoming popular although in its natural form it is considered to be poisonous.

Tea tree oil is best used when it is part of a toothpaste. Any contact with mouth or skin in this raw state may cause allergies and irritation. You must use tea tree oil only after consulting your dental health provider.

Care for teeth naturally

While brushing and rinsing has its own place in your daily dental hygiene routine, there are some natural ways to ensure that you always sport a perfect set of teeth. There is a lot to be said for home remedies, most of which have been handed down through the centuries:

  • If you rub your teeth with bay leaf twice a week, you get sparkling white teeth
  • Flossing is the ideal way for healthy gums to remain healthy
  • You should change your toothbrush post a cold or fever, as your old one will be carrying viruses and bacteria
  • Use natural teeth cleaners like crunchy foods
  • Raw apples, celery, and carrots do a good job of cleaning your teeth while you eat them
  • Avoid pasty foods like peanut butter. They stick to the teeth and are a welcome invitation for tooth decay
  • Cheese has calcium that will coat your teeth and help fight tooth decay
  • Rinse your mouth after drinking natural apple cider vinegar, but don’t brush your teeth right after

Next time you buy a toothpaste, make sure to check its ingredients.  For instance, check your toothpaste for the amount of fluoride it contains. Fluoride-free toothpastes are also available in the market. A sensible approach to dental hygiene will ensure you have a set of sparkling teeth and fresh breath at all times.

More ways to deal with fluoride:

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/detoxing-fluoride-another-yoga-challenge-yea/

For a video titled The Dangers of Fluoride & Water Fluoridation: 

http://www.bewellbuzz.com/general/flouride-dangers-toothpaste/

For more information about the many health benefits and uses for raw apple cider vinegar and coconut oil for dental health, check out these posts at my Self-help Health blog:

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/apple-cider-vinegar-no-home-should-be-without-it/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/more-on-that-wonder-aid-acv/

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/deadly-dental-bacteria-killer-coconut-oil-does-it-again/

And go here for an article about the danger of mercury fillings:

http://www.bewellbuzz.com/general/danger-mercury-fillings/

 

Enjoy!

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Astrology update for the week


Tip for Today:

Here is shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk’s update for the Week of November 15 to 20… 

Mars and Antares-Releasing the Inner Fire

Beginning last night (Sunday) and lasting through the week, both Mercury and Mars are visible in dark skies near Antares after sunset. Antares is the “heart of the Scorpion” located within the Scorpio constellation–near Galactic Center, the densest part of our Milky Way Galaxy–which is the area of the sky setting to the west in the evening at this time.

A Mars-Antares alignment has powerful associations as Antares literally means “enemy of Mars.” Ancient astrologers would have seen this as a portent for warfare, global aggression, and other volatile events. Shamanic Astrology views conscious engagement with celestial cycles as a form of co-creation with Great Mystery. In other words, we are not passive victims in the unfolding story of the Universe but active participants. The magic of astrology at the Turning of the Ages is that it empowers us to tune into and activate emerging mythologies for planets, stars, constellations and aspects that are more empowering for our time than the old stories.

A new way to work with the Mars/Aries aspect was identified recently by my Shamanic Astrology teachers. Antares has been understood as a gate or portal leading into Galactic Center–which can be seen as the exit point where souls go after death to be reborn. A powerful way to ceremonially participate with this aspect is to imagine the fiery, aggressive, combative dynamics within our own being and life (as well as in the world as a whole)–and to release them into Galactic Center for transformation. 

The Aztecs saw fire–very present with the Mars/Antares aspect–as the energy that ages us most quickly when it is out of balance. The fire gods were portrayed as wizened, dried-up, fierce beings. It is good to honor and acknowledge the role that passion, action, and will plays in our lives. Fire is a vital, life giving element yet in the west we tend to overuse it.

With such a strong presence of Scorpio, we must allow ourselves to feel our feelings at this time–even those that are uncomfortable. We are learning to honor and be with our greatest intensity and emotion–without expressing it in ways that are irresponsible or harmful. 

So for the next few days we can give gratitude for the fiery element that sparks, nourishes, and mobilizes life–while finding positive channels for its appropriate use. At the same time, we can release old thoughts, habits, and traumas that overheat and exhaust our systems. And with this release we welcome the cool and rainy dimension of emotional wellbeing and relief to flood and cleanse our lives.    

Venus Conjunct Spica-The Harvest of the Divine Feminine

Wednesday morning Venus can be seen near Spica, the brightest star in the Virgin Constellation. The new Scorpio Goddess visits the Virgin Goddess–she who is whole and complete unto herself. 

Leonid Meteor Showers

In the early morning hours of both Wednesday and Thursday the Leonid Meteor showers are at their peak. This meteor shower rivals the August Perseids as a spectacular show-though it takes a dedicated stargazer to stay up late/wake up early and go out into the cold to see them!

Jupiter and Venus Direct and Neptune Chiron Square the Sun

Also on Thursday both Jupiter and Venus station direct. These are the two brightest planets visible in the evening and morning sky so their presence has been felt strongly–the station represents an intensification of their resonance on Earth. This follows on the heels of a dual Neptune Chiron station last week and today; Neptune and Chiron are both squaring the Sun.

All of this is to say–today is a day of intensity, magic, and otherworldliness. Neptune and Chiron are both in the sign of Aquarius, squaring the Sun in Scorpio. Jupiter is in the sign of Pisces, and Venus is in her new expression as the Scorpio Goddess. So we are really navigating the Celestial (Pisces/Aquarius/Neptune) realm at the same time as the very present Underworld cycles (Scorpio, Chiron)/ The most effective way to work with both Celestial and Underworld cycles is to surrender to Great Mystery. 

This is a powerful time to open our hearts and let go. Whatever we are going through, tensing up, contracting, and attempting to handle it all on our own creates more challenge in our lives. Instead, it is tremendously beneficial for us to cultivate trust. In the midst of great change and metamorphosis we can slow our anxious minds, breathe deep and center into our bodies-and know what is always true at the level of Great Mystery-all is well.


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Scorpio new moon, free QiGong energy healing, Abraham and more…


Tips for today:

#1 – Today is the new moon and a great time to set new intentions for what you’d like to create/attract/experience between now and the full moon later in the month. You can go to spiritual astrologer Jan Spiller’s website (www.janspiller.com) for more info about the type of things you might focus on w/ this particular new moon being in the sign of Scorpio, and the best time(s) for writing down your intentions. 

And here is part of shamanic astrologer Tami Brunk’s column about the new moon and other current cosmic happenings…

New Moon in Scorpio

Friday is the New Moon in Scorpio, exact at 10:52 pm MST. Today there is a lot of Scorpio energy flying around (Sun and Moon in Scorpio with Venus beginning a new cycle in the sign) so we can really tune into what this energy is about. With Scorpio, it is useful to ask ourselves what charges us up-what energizes us? Tonight as we set our New Moon intentions, let’s ask these questions with our full bodies, our full senses. What turns us on in our lives, and makes us really come alive?

Life lived from this place of electrical desire and intimate connection to life force energy running through us as part of the Earth’s body honors the sacred privilege of our limited time in these bodies, these lives. I dare each and every one of us to tune into the core of erotic inspiration within ourselves-and set the intention to live more of our lives from this place over the course of the month!     

Also today (Friday) Mercury squares Neptune as Neptune is preparing to station direct tomorrow (Saturday). We’re getting a download from the Master Mystic, who helps us operate in harmony with the higher dimension of existence-the part of ourselves that understands our profound connectedness with everyone and everything.

This is, at its core, an ecstatic experience of merging and transpersonal love. It is the experience an addict seeks as he/she tries to annihilate himself/ herself and her painful sense of separation through alcohol or drugs. It is a natural human desire for profound surrender to Spirit.  

Sometimes we forget that we have the capacity for this experience through conscious practices like prayer and meditation. We can learn to quiet ourselves and be present in the moment. We can connect to the spiritual guides and angels that surround us each and every day and to the Divine Spirit that permeates everyone and everything.    

On Saturday Mercury squares Chiron very close to the New Moon. For the past two years Neptune and Chiron have been paired up, often within a few degrees of each other. We are getting better at developing a strong connection to Spirit at the same time that we willingly accept and surrender to the sacred wound that we each carry on our Earth walk. And as we develop this dual capacity we are gifted with a profound sense of Grace and presence that connects us to each other and our precious, imperfectly perfect lives. —Tami Brunk

#2- On Sunday master healer Michael Mohoric is offering another free distant energy healing session for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families, and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is Sunday Nov. 7, 2010 from 7-8pm Pacific (PST) or same as Los Angeles, (8-9pm MST), (9-10pm CST), (10-11pm EST-same as New York). 

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be  included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That’s all you have to do to connect with the energy–healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. He’ll be doing unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session on Nov. 7 and you can receive a lot of healing energy before then. 

For those who want to know more about Michael’s work, you can go to his website http://www.qigongenergyhealing.com/ .  

#3– Here is a quote from Abraham I received recently that I really enjoyed. Thought you might like reading it, as well… 

There are many situations, attitudes, lifestyles—even food choices—that you do not want to participate with. Through the living of your life, you have identified many wanted and unwanted aspects, and it is important to remember that none of those unwanted things can jump into your experience, because there is no assertion in your attraction-based Universe.

The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. Things come to you only through your Vibrational invitation—and they remain only by your continuing attention to them.

Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience. And your interaction with one another provides a contrasting basis that assures continual expansion.

When others achieve Vibrational alignment with something they desire, they in no way deprive you of your desires. If your time-space reality has inspired a desire within you, it is certain that your desire can be fulfilled, for your Earth environment has the potential of satisfying the essence of all desires.— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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