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Sweet pic, Moby, silence, suffering, Rumi, 3 free health series, and Abe


 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

#1 – A sweet one someone shared on my FB feed on Valentine’s Day….

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(image by Richard Austin)

 

# 2 – Here’s what I think is a great resource……

Free download of 4 hrs (11 tracks) worth of music and ambient sounds (no vocals or drums) created by the gifted artist Moby. He originally created the music for himself over several years and then recently decided to make it available to everyone. Great background music for yoga, meditation, sleep or whenever you want some soothing, healing vibes playing in your environment:

http://moby.com/la1/

(If you want to listen to the whole 4 hours on YouTube and don’t mind a 14 second ad at the beginning, you can go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XThua40bAss)

 

# 3 – Ummm, yes, nothing like feeling so comfortable with yourself and someone else that there’s no need for words….

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# 4 – Oh, this will stimulate some brain cells….

“It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is.”— Eckhart Tolle

 

# 5 – Love this image and text….

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“There is a window from one Heart to another Heart.” ~ Rumi
Image : V. Uthairam

 

# 6 – Three free alternative health series…..one on cleansing and detoxification, another on heart health, and the last one on acupressure…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/free-cleanse-and-detox-workshop-plus-video-series-on-heart-health-and-acupressure/

 

# 7 – Ah, the ole flawed premise catch-22. Another good one from Abe…..

Flawed Premises Can Attract True Unwanted Evidence... Flawed premises that you have picked up along your physical trail can fall by the wayside, one by one, and you can return to the understanding that is at the core of that which you are. (But in order to discover or understand a false or flawed premise, you have to stand back far enough and reconnect with who-you-really-are before you can see it.) If you were to hear a false premise again and again, until you yourself began to believe and repeat it, now your own activation of the contradictory Vibration would interfere with your own sense of intelligence, and you would begin to attract evidence of your lack of intelligence, in effect proving the false premise to be true. And so, it becomes increasingly hard for you to call this a “false” premise when the evidence seems to be telling you that it is true, for over time you come to believe it is true. Abraham

Enjoy!

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Kids in the news, dynamic duo, Rumi, Mother Nature, health news, and Abe on complaining


 

Have been extra busy lately with various projects, including getting a group going on Facebook dedicated to global meditations, so I haven’t had time to put a post together until now….

 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Two heart-warming videos/stories, both involving kids….

http://fifth-grader.socialchive.com/five-teenagers-are-asked-why-1-kid-is-being-bullied-watch-what-the-boy-on-the-end-reveals/

http://www.care2.com/causes/schoolchildren-raise-over-7200-to-help-dog-hit-by-car.html

 

# 2 – What an inspiring, dynamic duo

 

 

# 3 – Oh this image is so sweet. Mother Nature is just so wonderful and grand….

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(from The Rainforest Site)

 

# 4 – Some of the latest news at Self-help Health…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/the-power-of-the-mind-plus-how-subliminals-can-put-it-to-work-for-you/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/omg-rejected-skittles-being-fed-to-cows-what-the-h/

 

# 5 – A lovely image and text….

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“The sun rises from the heart of the lover, filling the entire world with light.”~ Rumi
(image : jasna Matz)

 

# 6 – And a good reminder from Abe…..

Most people do not realize that as they continue to find things to complain about, they disallow their own physical well-being. Many do not realize that before they were complaining about an aching body or a chronic disease, they were complaining about many other things first. It does not matter if the object of your complaint is about someone you are angry with, behavior in others that you believe is wrong, or something wrong with your own physical body. Complaining is complaining, and it disallows improvement. — Abraham

 

Enjoy, and please join us tomorrow at 9 pm your local time, if you’d like to tap into the group energy for the global meditation focused on bringing more peace, harmony and coherence to the planet and her people!

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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 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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Choose your thoughts, world meditation, time change & health resources, quitter, and quotes


 

TIPS FOR TODAY: 

 

# 1 – Good reminder….

 

# 2 – With all the fear and anxiety this particular presidential election has caused/is causing, some of you may be guided to be part of this event to help shift the energies….

Lifting the US Election ~ WORLD MEDITATION

Sunday, November 6, 2016
7:00 p.m. New York Time

Please join us for this powerful opportunity to add to the Light of the elections in the United States of America . You are powerful beyond your knowing.

# 3 – Check out the latest at Self-help Health for ways to deal with the winter blues and time change, plus a number of free alternative health resources….

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/dealing-with-the-time-change-plus-free-health-resources/

 

# 4 – Maybe being a quitter is sometimes a good thing. :-)

 

# 5 – Hmm, I don’t remember seeing this before. Seriously though, a good reminder…….

The more you say “I don’t remember,” the more you cannot remember. You cannot find something that’s “lost”. When you’ve decided that it’s lost, when it’s lost to you, it is lost. The Universe could not possibly show it to you. –Abraham

And a good one from a book by Gregg Braden….

“At this time, fear is the single pattern of interference known to prevent whole earth heart brain cell resonance. Stated another way, fear is the emotion that keeps you separate from your world, from those that you love, from feeling good about yourself, from creation and ultimately, your creator…..fear, without the judgment of the ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of fear, simply represents a quality of thought and emotion that discourages our relationship to creation.”—Walking Between the Worlds

 

Enjoy!

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Freedom, privilege, New Moon, breathe in, What’s New, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Sad, but true….

“Faced with a freedom that is absolute, a freedom that leaves no room for separation from the whole, most people will compulsively contract back into a condition of struggle where they can maintain a familiar sense of self. This means that when actually given the chance, most people will choose to struggle and remain separate, rather than to face the austerity of a freedom that shatters any sense of separateness. It is only when you desire to be free more than you desire the security of a familiar sense of self that you spontaneously move into a freedom that is final and beyond struggle.” ~ Adyashanti

The Impact of Awakening
http://bit.ly/2cMecwM

# 2 – I love some of the articles at Moon Circles about astrological events and I especially like this one about the Full Moon Sat night/Sun morning (depending on where you live), not only because it gives insight into certain things going on right now in the outer world, but also focuses on the emotion/energy of anger….something that is often under-appreciated, misunderstood, misused and/or repressed/subjugated. All the anger and viciousness coming out in the political campaign, in the opponents, their followers and the American people in general (myself included) is a great example of what happens when anger has been repressed, denied or gone unrecognized for yrs and then comes spewing out in all directions……

“The path to action is not so straightforward at this New Moon, though. Mars – Aries’ ruling planet – is moving toward a rendezvous with Pluto in Capricorn, with this volatile combination in a powerful t-square to the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Libra, and the Moon and Uranus in Aries. It’s no wonder the U.S. presidential election has devolved into an unholy mixture of pissiness and physical intimidation. Half the sky is at war with the other half.

But look deep beneath the surface of fear and frustration, and you may be able to locate Capricorn’s voice of cool pragmatism. “Go ahead and take action,” Capricorn advises, “But first, cool off and make a plan.”

For the full aritcle Grapes of Wrath: http://mooncircles.com/

# 3 – Lovely image and text from Peace Compassion Love on Facebook…..
The privilege of a lifetime
is to become who you truly are ~ C.G. Jung
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# 4 – From Tama Kieves……

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Today I breathe out everything I think I should be.
I breathe in everything I am meant to be.
I let go of false, invalidating conditioning.
I breathe in the certain.
My real power comes when I am my real self.
Today, I breathe out everything I think I should be. I breathe in everything I am.

# 5 – Check out Evolution Made Easier’s What’s New page for information about upcoming free events, free e-books on essential oils, DIY recipes, exercise and more, exciting new software for reprogramming your subconscious, plus other news….

# 6 – And a good reminder from Abraham…..

The Universe is abundant with everything that you want. It’s not testing you. It’s benevolently providing for you. But you are the orchestrater. You are the definer, and you do it through your joyous anticipation. If there is an emotion that you are wanting to foster, that would serve you very, very well, it is positive expectation. It is excited anticipation. –Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Stress, artist, dysfunctional patterns, laughter, Pinktober, inner peace series, and some Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Good insight and stimulation from Jeff Foster…..

“RELAX, YOU ARE NOT THE DOER”

What is stress?

Stress is the tension between this moment and your mental image of how this moment ‘should be’.

Stress is your narrow focus on a mental list of ‘things to do’, the imaginary burden of ‘all the things that haven’t been done yet’.

Stress always involves future-thinking, a forgetting of your true Ground – this moment, here, now.

When your focus shifts from what is NOT present, to what IS present, from ‘lack’ to what is abundantly here, and instead of trying to complete a list of a thousand things, you simply do the next thing, the one thing that presents itself now, with your full attention and passion and presence, lists get completed effortlessly – and even if they don’t, creative solutions are found, without stress.

Relax. You are not the doer.

– Jeff Foster

 

# 2 – Lovely image and stimulating text from Adyashanti…..

“Although they can seem numberless and at times overwhelming, dysfunctional emotional patterns are in the end illusions that we have been taught. And whatever we can learn, we can unlearn.”

~ Adyashanti, “The Way of Liberating Insight” Study Course

 

# 3 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter and book Pronoia…..

Even if you don’t call yourself an artist, you have the potential to be a dynamic creator who is always hatching new plans, coming up with fresh ideas, and shifting your approach to everything you do as you adjust to life’s ceaseless invitation to change.

It’s to this part of you‚ the restless, inventive spirit‚ that I address the following: Unleash yourself! Don’t be satisfied with the world the way it is; don’t sit back passively and blankly complain about the dead weight of the mediocre status quo.

Instead, call on your curiosity and charisma and expressiveness and lust for life as you tinker with and rebuild everything you see so that it’s in greater harmony with the laws of love and more hospitable to your soul’s code.

 

# 4 – Oh, I love this one that a friend shared on Facebook….

Universe, show me today how it would be if every cell of my body embodies the energy of laughter? – Nila Nimi Nirmal Raju

 

# 5 – Check out the latest at Self-help Health…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/just-say-no-to-pinktober/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/great-overall-health-detox-and-cleanse-resource/

 

# 6 – Deepak Chopra is offering another one of his 21-day meditation series starting Oct 31st. The focus of this series is on cultivating inner peace (boy, how timely is that?!). I’ve participated in almost all the previous events, and the last two he did were my faves, so I have high hopes for this one. Just listening to his soothing, centering voice is enough to put me in meditation mode, and he always provides such gems of insight and wisdom…….

https://chopracentermeditation.com

 

# 7 – And some Abe to end on……

When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you. — Abraham

 

Enjoy! 

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