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"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes ... and the choices we make are ultimately
Eleanor Roosevelt, Wife of U.S. President,
Activist and UN Diplomat (1884-1962)
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Change has long been a fearful thing for human beings ... and at the same time,
it is our most Divine opportunity. Clinging to the banks of the river may seem
safe and more secure, but life's possibilities are truly engaged only when we
trust, release and become part of The Flow of the Universe.
From the Inside Out
The Universal Law that resistance creates more resistance is one of the simplest
Laws, and yet one of the most difficult for us, as humans, to incorporate into
our pattern of thinking. A large portion of the manifestation process for achieving
our desires depends upon the choices we make. One of the choices, in order to
successfully manifest, is the choice to not resist the way in which the Universe
fills our needs.
thousands of years Earth has served as the place where we, as humans, learn about
free will. Our egos and personalities have been the tools we use to make choices.
Now, with the opportunity to express more (or all) of Soul, it becomes necessary
for us to learn how to teach our egos and personalities to merge with Soul, to
the degree that all aspects of "Self" desire the same thing. This
is a process, I've found.
of the key "ingredients" is surrender. The term "surrender"
has been batted around for a long time, people looking for an explanation and,
perhaps, a "boundary." How far, how much, does a person need to surrender?
The question doesn't really have an answer. There are no limits to what might
be asked of us as we stand with one foot in one reality and one foot in the other.
What is necessary is an absolute and total surrender to anything and everything
that may or may not be beyond our imagination. What must be primary in our intention
and awareness, while we are in the process of creating a new reality, is that
we are in partnership with the Divine Source.
visualization techniques to "train" your mind, your ego, and your personality
to adapt to the easy and natural (and fulfilling) flow of Universal energy is
an excellent way to begin the process of incorporating your Soul's energy and
wisdom into your present-day life. Visualize your goals and dreams being fulfilled
by and through Universal means. The world/reality that we have lived in has had
a base made up of limitations. The world/reality that we are NOW incorporating
into our reality, has NO limitations and draws exclusively upon Universal energy,
not upon the present or historical energy of Earth's reality. Containing, encapsulating,
predicting, or otherwise confining the goals you hope to reach, and the means
by which you reach them, disallows your Soul's interaction and wisdom in creating
exactly what you need.
Soul, in union with existence, has no resistance to how our physical lives play
out. The Soul understands that we are creating an "illusion" in order
to learn and understand how existence/creation works. There is no judgment and
no restriction, from the Soul level, upon how the Universe fulfills our needs.
the primary need that we have, but do not always acknowledge
when we are not thinking with Soul, is the accomplishment of the wisdom we can
gain from this physical expression of life.
is created when we form judgments about our experiences. We decide what is right
and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad, what we want and what we do not
want. Our judgments are limitations that we place on the Universe and the free
energy expression of our Soul attempting to gain wisdom.
history, humankind has used pain and suffering to learn. Now we are being given
the opportunity to learn through enlightenment. As we let go of our "training"
(the belief that achieving wisdom in this 3-D reality has to be through pain),
we accept that we, as Souls, have achieved wisdom enough to begin learning in
a different way. The level of surrender and non-resistance that is being asked
of us, by our Souls, is an absolute trust that we are Soul in union with the Divine.
we allow the healing to continue, as we reach for the star that we are, as we
express the highest aspects of Self, our world/reality will continually change.
Resisting change or forming opinions about how the Universe can best serve us
and give us what we need causes delay and frustration. Having faith that we will
be led by Soul and will be served by the Universe, will give us inner peace. In
every moment miracles will be seen, for there are no restrictions on what can
and will occur as our Souls create this new reality on our horizon. Without resistance,
allowing the imagined separations to heal within us, we will manifest a reality
based solely upon our Soul's needs. After all
that was the original
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EASE END-OF-LIFE DESPAIR
Having a sense of spiritual well-being or an understanding of the meaning
and purpose of life, regardless of religion appears to help terminally
ill people avoid spending their last months of life in despair, according to a
recent report. Among people with less than three months to live, US investigators
found that those with a strong sense of spiritual well-being were less likely
than others to feel hopeless, want to die or consider suicide.
who were depressed only tended to want to die if they also had a low sense of
spiritual well-being. In contrast, those with a strong sense of spirituality did
not wish for a hastened death, regardless of whether they were also depressed.
current findings suggest that providing patients with a strong sense of spiritual
well-being may enable them to avoid spending their last days in despair, according
to the authors. 'Spiritual well-being is a really crucial, central aspect of how
you cope with death,' study author Dr. Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University in
New York told Reuters Health.
'meaning-centered' therapy might also help patients who are not terminally ill,
this type of assistance could be critical during the last months of life, Rosenfeld
noted. 'It may be more important as you get older and closer to death, and have
a more reflective perspective on life,' he said.
studies have suggested that spirituality can ease the blow from a host of difficulties,
including a diagnosis of breast cancer, the death of a loved one, and even arthritis.
study whether spirituality helps protect against the depression, despair, and
hopelessness that can appear in patients told they have only a short while to
live, Rosenfeld and his colleagues interviewed 160 patients with a life expectancy
of less than three months. The researchers questioned patients about a number
of aspects of their well-being, including depression, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts,
whether they believed they were receiving social support, their symptoms and the
state of their physical functioning.
was measured in two ways: meaning, defined as the extent to which patients felt
inner peace, and faith, which addressed the comfort and strength they got from
their religious beliefs. Patients who expressed a strong sense of either type
of spirituality were less likely than those with low spiritual well-being to show
symptoms of end-of-life despair, the authors report.
an interview, Rosenfeld said he would like to see health workers incorporate more
psychological and spiritual elements into palliative care, which originally concentrated
only on physical comfort during the last days of life.
added that even patients with only a few months to live can respond to efforts
to help them glean meaning and value from their lives, and it may never be too
late to try. 'I think you can gain something up until the very end,' Rosenfeld
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fact a land that has much to offer. Some 25 million years ago, Mother Nature decided
to split Ethiopia into two diagonal halves. This continental crack, which is visible
even from space, is named the Great Rift Valley. Wide flowing rivers, including
the famous Blue Nile and its breathtaking Falls near Bahar Dar, feed the land.
Naturally, such diverse landscapes provide an inexhaustible variety of habitats
for a myriad of different life forms, among which include some 103 mammalian and
800 avian species. Of the 7,000 native plant species in Ethiopia, one in particular
is relished by millions around the world coffee. Coffee arabica has its
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CARE AIDS PET LONGEVITY
Taking care of a pet's teeth not only can give the animal a better quality of
life, it also can lead to longer life. "Twenty years ago, dogs died at around
age 10 but they now live to age 14 to 15," Steve Thompson, director of the
Pet Wellness Clinic at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, in
West Lafayette, Ind., told United Press International. "That's a 50 percent
increase in a relatively short period of time, and the reason for it is better
nutrition, better medical care and better dental care."
in humans, a tooth cavity or tooth trauma can result in an infection that can
spread out from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth. A painful
toothache can result, the pulp of the tooth dies, but the infection remains active
and continues to spread and destroy tissue, Thompson said.
are more prone to dental caries (cavities) and dogs are more prone to a tooth
fracture or trauma, that can result in an infection," said Charles Williams
of The Animal Dental Clinic in Vienna, Va. "By brushing when the plague is
still soft, the rate of tartar is reduced and there is evidence to suggest that
with less calcification of the tartar, there is less periodontitis." Plaque
and tartar, also known as calculus, accumulate at the base of the teeth, especially
in the back and sides where it can't be seen, Williams said. The plaque contains
bacteria and infection is more likely to develop spreading from the gums to the
ligaments and bone that support the teeth. This loss of support causes the teeth
to become loose and eventually fall out.
"Changing the behavior
of animals, to accept teeth brushing, and the behavior of the owner to do pet
teeth brushing is key to developing good oral hygiene," Williams said. "If
an owner did brush a pet's teeth every few days, that would be great. It's most
effective if it becomes a habit and not just an occasional thing."
"Since animals are so good at hiding pain, a dog can have a fractured tooth
or an abscessed molar and we the owners might not notice, but it could manifest
itself as a behavioral problem," said Gary Burt, a veterinarian at the Animal
Care Clinic in Oxford, Ohio.. "If an animal abruptly changes behavior, having
a veterinarian check its teeth for problems could save both pet and owner a lot
Cukan, UPI, Reprinted from ArcaMax.com
was the first (and last)
emperor of the US?
Laughing It Off
following questions and answers were collated from SAT tests given in 2002 to
How can you delay milk turning sour?
it in the cow.
Name the four seasons.
Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Explain a process by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes sand, dead sheep and
large pollutants like grit, canoeists.
How is dew formed?
The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
What is a planet?
A body of earth surrounded by sky.
What causes the tides in the oceans?
The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow
towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum.
I forget where the sun joins in this fight.
What are steroids?
Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
What happens to your body as you age?
When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.
Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
How are the main parts of the body categorized? (E.g.,abdomen)
The body is consisted into three parts -- the brainium, the borax and the abdominal
cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs,
and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A,E, I, O and U.
What is the Fibula?
A small lie.
What does "varicose" mean?
Give the meaning of the term "Caesarian Section."
The caesarian section is a district in Rome.
What is a terminal illness?
When you are like sick at the airport
Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature?
They always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.
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Joyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights
being absolutely honest about who we are, what we hope for, what we
have and what we need to work on to create happiness in our lives ...
our relationships this honesty comes when we clear away our protective webs of
self-deception. It liberates us from living in a state of denial, which only reinforces
the status quo. If we deny the reality of our relationships the good as
well as the bad aspects we are stagnant, nothing changes, nothing improves.
If we ignore the truth, we are powerless to make choices that could alter our
like going into a pet store to buy a puppy and finding that all they have in stock
are ducks. Well, you really wanted a puppy, but since there are only ducks available,
you throw caution to the wind and buy yourself a duck. The whole time you have
this duck you keep hoping it will fetch and bark, but the duck just wants to waddle
and quack. When you finally realize that wadding and quacking are simply what
a duck does, you can discard the self-deception that it might ever fetch and bark.
Its then you have the clarity to choose whether you can be happy with a
duck or if you really need to operate in a puppy arena.
distinguishing possibility from futility in a romantic relationship, theres
a very important question we need to ask ourselves: Is there Abuse, Addiction
or Adultery? If the answer is YES, then priority must be given to choosing whats
healthiest for YOU only YOU. This
may mean setting firm boundaries and limits or disconnecting entirely from the
relationship. If youre single, avoid taking your relationship to a deeper
level if any of the Triple As appear likely.
the answer is NO, then its more a matter of personality differences, idiosyncrasies,
emotional maturity, control rivalry or even character weaknesses. Remember, if
WE were as perfect as we want the relationships in our lives to be, wed
probably have the wisdom to let others navigate their path in their own time frame
and their own style.
healthy solution is to invest our energy in healing, strengthening, nurturing
and empowering OURSELVES. This sets the ripple effect in motion, whether its
through mentoring, changing the emotional climate of the workplace, creating compassionate
politics, or taking our intimate relationships to new levels of fulfillment. So
instead of viewing personal growth as a cross to bear, lets shift our perspective
to see it as bravely picking up the gauntlet.
Chelle Thompson ~
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