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"If we are the sum of everything that happens
to us, to limit a person's experience
is to limit their growth."
Viscott, Pulitzer Prize Psychiatrist (1938-1996)
"Man in the Mirror"
From the Inside Out...
Not the Rescue Boat
One World Healing
What a Site!
BE the World
You Want to See!
Knowing when it's right NOT
TO RESCUE has been
one of my greatest lessons. Since my natural tendency is to jump in to the fray
and solve problems for my loved ones, it took me many years to learn what
a disservice this can be.
From the Inside Out
BE THE LIGHTHOUSE ...
NOT THE RESCUE BOAT
our zest for evolving beyond the current reality, and our very sincere desire
to assist everyone on this journey, we often lose sight of some very Universal
truths. Each of us choose our own life experience. And each of us make these choices
based upon what we need in order to learn or achieve so that we might take our
personal steps in Soul evolution.
Love clouds many issues, but it is
necessary for each of us to realize not only the infinite Soul of self, but also
the infinite Soul of all others. There are many times during this process that
each of us will falter, will feel enormous pain, and may even lose our way.
there is love there is the natural instinct to rescue. But at times we must resist
that instinct. There may be those who gasp in dismay at my words. Is it love to
stand aside and allow a loved one to suffer? Is it love when we do not race down
into the trenches to pull our friend out of the mud? Yes
there are times
when taking no action is love.
If you, as a Soul, need to experience a period of great turmoil, a turmoil that
will force you into the depths of yourself to find your own answers, a friend
would be empowering you by standing beside you and supporting you and loving you
but not rescuing you.
you take the hand of a friend and pull them out of the mire theyve created
for themselves, you have robbed them of an opportunity. By remaining in the mire,
they will find strength. They will find personal power. They will learn to trust
themselves, to turn to their own inner voice. Please understand that if you see
a loved one in physical danger, or in harms way to the degree that intervention
is called for, do not hesitate.
Emotional detachment, something each seeker must learn, calls for a delicate balance
of offering support, serving humanity, and offering your belief in a person to
the degree that they realize you believe they can rise above all circumstances.
As we watch the daily chaos and suffering on Earth it is difficult to believe
that we are not victims. But we are not.
detachment allows for a different perspective when evaluating the reality we,
as a human society, are creating. When we accept and then begin to understand
that our creations, what we experience daily, are created from a base, a foundation,
that lies within us, we begin to understand how to create different experiences.
To rescue someone from his or her own creation/experience is to rob them
of the opportunity to understand why they are creating the experience they are
creating. Our experiences are the gifts we receive from ourselves, with the intention
of out-picturing what resides within us.
taking the deep internal beliefs that we carry, the spirit within us creates an
external picture/experience. This creation is a mirror that shows us what foundation
we are creating from. If the foundation is fear, doubt, pain, our external world
will reflect this foundation back to us. Because all creation must have a foundation
on which to build, Universal Law dictates that the foundation must be within us
for the simple reason that like attracts like.
The greatest gift we can give each other and ourselves is the gift of allowing
our spirit to express, via our external experiences, the truths that reside within
us and within our personal energy fields. By doing so, we bring to our attention
deep, unhealed wounds and/or beliefs, whether they be from this lifetime or from
we work through our experiences, gaining understanding, conquering fear and pain,
we heal that which causes us to create pain and suffering. As we heal pain and
suffering, we give ourselves the very real possibility of creating a world based
on joy and Soul-wisdom.
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of blueberries a day may keep "senior moments" away, new findings suggest.
of Massachusetts and Florida researchers has shown that the fruit reduces aging-related
damage in rat brains, and can also prevent mental decline in mice genetically
engineered to develop Alzheimer's-like plaques in their brains.
findings, along with early results from a human study, suggest a healthy diet
can go a long way toward preventing the mental decline that often accompanies
aging, Dr. James A. Joseph of the Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston
and USDA Human Nutrition Research told Reuters Health.
products of normal metabolism known as free radicals can injure tissue, an effect
known as oxidative damage. Antioxidants found in several fruits and vegetables,
including blueberries help prevent this damage, which has been implicated
in a number of conditions including cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Oxidative
damage is also a factor in aging.
rodents that consumed the human equivalent of one cup of blueberries a day showed
less oxidative damage in tissue from two distinct brain regions, Joseph and his
team found. To evaluate whether this effect might extend to behavior, Joseph and
colleagues David Morgan, Gary Arrendash and David Diamond from the University
of South Florida, put mice through a three-armed maze. Half of the mice were genetically
engineered to develop Alzheimer's-like plaques in their brains, while the rest
were not. In each group, half of the animals were given blueberry-based pellets.
Testing began when the mice were young, before the genetically modified animals
had developed plaques. The study lasted a year.
mice with pseudo-Alzheimer's that didn't eat blueberries performed worse and worse
on the maze over time. But the genetically modified animals given blueberries
showed no decline; they performed just as well as normal mice, even though they
still developed plaques.
said he believes the berries' brain-protecting power goes beyond its known antioxidant
and anti-inflammatory effects. Blueberries seem to "directly influence the
way neurons communicate," he told Reuters Health. Preliminary
results from a new study, he added, show that people who ate a cup of blueberries
a day appeared to be protected from aging-related mental decline.
next steps, the Boston researcher said, will be to do more tests in transgenic
animals, evaluate which chemicals in blueberries find their way into the brain,
and study how the fruit might be protecting the brain.
~Anne Harding, Reuters Health
Photo: Chamarel /VirtualTourist
East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean lies the island country of Mauritius. Near
the small village of Chamarel are colored dunes of volcanic ash which nature displays
in an orderly pattern - a fascinating phenomenon that is well worth a visit.
"Terres des 7 Couleurs" (Earth of the Seven Colors) is a mythical place
and a rare geological curiosity, for the sand colors do not mix together. These
undulating and vividly contrasted layers of earth are just a short drive away
from the Chamarel waterfalls that emerge from the moors and primeval vegetation
in startling beauty.
"One World Healing"
A spiritual site devoted to awakening
and awareness. Following a life-after-death experience and many encounters with
be-ings from other dimensions, author Lauren Zimmerman, created 'OTHER WORLDS,'
a series of 4 books. Her work offers insight into greater realities, with the
goal of assisting Humankind's evolution.
WONDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Tea tree oil comes from the Australian paperbark tree and has been used traditionally
as a folk remedy by Australian aborigines. This natural oil is obtained by steam
distillation of the foliage and branches of Melaleuca alternifolia (the
Latin name for the tea tree). There are close to 300 varieties of Melaleuca
alternifolia, but only one produces the medicinal oil. Tea tree oil became
popular in the 1920s after Australian servicemen reported its therapeutic uses.
In 1922, the Royal Society of New South Wales reported that the oil was a particularly
tree oil has been used to treat mouth ulcers and abscesses, conjunctivitis, acne,
boils, impetigo, psoriasis, dandruff, vaginitis, thrush, septic wounds, cuts and
abrasions, carbuncles, and ringworm. It is also said to ease the pain of burns
and hemorrhoids and help rid the hair and body of lice and ticks. According to
naturopathic and homeopathic doctor Asa Hershoff, DC, of California, tea tree
oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and stimulates the
immune system. "It's a reliable antiseptic," says Hershoff, author of
"Homeopathic Remedies: A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and Their
Homeopathic Treatments". "There just aren't that many substances that
have all the therapeutic applications that tea tree oil does." And though
tea tree oil is slower to show benefits than benzoyl peroxide, says Hershoff,
it results in less itching, scaling, and irritation.
aesthetician Brenda Harper says she believes that tea tree oil should be in every
medicine cabinet. She uses it regularly with clients who suffer from acne, with
"wonderful results," she says. "Used in conjunction with glycolic
acid, which is an exfoliant, tea tree oil helps destroy the bacteria that can
cause acne flare-ups," she explains. Harper says that a severe case of acne
will respond to daily treatments within 6 months. She recommends dabbing tea tree
oil on the affected areas, waiting 15 minutes, and then applying glycolic acid.
Make sure the skin is perfectly clean before beginning, she adds.
tree oil can also be used preventively, Harper says. "If you're acne-prone,
apply it regularly to keep breakouts from occurring." For occasional flare-ups,
an application of tea tree oil should show results within a day. "Just make
sure that you don't pick at your skin," Harper warns. "Too often, people
can't keep their hands off their face and they wind up making the situation worse,
or causing scarring or hyperpigmentation, which will then call for peels to even
out the skin tone."
Sorgen, WEBMD, MSNBC.com
does Swiss cheese have holes in it?
Laughing It Off
NO MORE, EH?
When the moon hits your eye, Like a big pizza pie,
an eel bites your hand, And that's not what you planned,
That's a moray.
our habits are strange, And our customs deranged,
That's our mores.
your horse munches straw, And the bales total four,
That's some more hay.
Othello's poor wife, Becomes stabbed with a knife,
That's a Moor, eh?
a Japanese knight, Uses his sword in a fight,
your sheep go to graze, In a damp marshy place,
That's a moor, eh?
your boat comes home fine, And you tie up her line,
That's a moor, eh?
you ace your last tests, Like you did all the rest,
That's some more "A"s!
on Mt. Cook you see, An aborigine,
That's a Maori.
Oop's homeland has, A space gun with pizzazz,
That's a Moo ray...
comedian ham, With the name Amsterdam,
That's a Morey.
your chocolate graham, Is so full and so crammed,
That s'more, eh.
you've had quite enough, Of this dumb rhyming stuff,
That's "No more!",
by Ron Gavran
Type your birthdate in the window
when you go to the link below and see
what happens. Pretty neat, but none
of it seems
that long ago! (contributed by Sherry Rothfield)
"Did You Know" is a part
of the Webopaedia
web site: www.PCWebopaedia.com/DidYouKnow
In this area, you'll find info on such topics as deleted files, CD drive speeds,
how hard disks work, and other computer information. There is also an Internet
section that answers questions about the origin of the Internet, cookies and e-mail.
Look at THAT!
The marathon began in late December
when six new birds joined the colony, leaving the San Francisco Zoo's penguin
keeper scratching her head as to how birds from an Ohio park convinced the 46
others to start the frenzied swimming. "The minute the six hit this pool,
not only did they stay there, they convinced the other birds to do likewise."
Normally the Magellanic penguins at the zoo spend this part of the year in their
burrows, grooming, decorating their habitations and only occasionally waddling
out for brief swims in the pool. ~Reuters
Joyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights
resilience is something we all want and need in order to face life unencumbered
by unrealistic fears and to communicate freely with the people we love most. Many
years ago when I lived in Southern California, I had the privilege of knowing
Dr. David Viscott, who became a personal mentor and made an enormous difference
in my life. Reading his book about emotional resilience is like having your own
wise and supportive therapist at your elbow, helping you through hard times, difficult
days, and unhappy relationships. All of the knowledge and insight of Dr. Viscott's
distinguished career is distilled into this book and its ten basic truths that
can change your life.
Tell the truth.|
2. Face life openly. (What you avoid imprisons you.)
Say what you mean, feel, believe.
4. Accept yourself as you are.
others as they are.
6. Know and accept your weaknesses.
7. Stop trying
to prove yourself.
8. Let go of the past.
9. Give up false expectations.
10. Take responsibility for your life and how it turned out.
What you are
willing to take responsibility for frees you.
Viscott's 'Emotional Resilience' is for people who are serious about breaking
out of old patterns and who are ready and willing to confront themselves. Using
phrases such as emotional debt, and toxic nostalgia Viscott indicates where emotions
have needed to be addressed and how our personalities have developed as a result
of not having done so." - Julia Manitius of Denmark
Viscott spent three decades engineering therapeutic breakthroughs for his patients;
in nearly all of these cases, it was the acceptance of some previously concealed
truth that opened the way for healing to begin. His cardinal rule resolve
pain at the moment it arises is remarkably simple, and it works! Telling
the truth simplifies, allowing one to discharge pain from the past instead of
retaining and distorting it. Lies complicate, leading one to let memories become
symbols of stored traumas and blocking the natural therapeutic process: expressing
feelings, mourning losses and forgiving, admitting lies and the motivations behind
them, and creating productive lives all become harder. You can also find additional
tools for shedding emotional baggage in Dr. Viscott's "Emotionally Free."
In this particular book, written four years earlier, he leads readers through
the process of overcoming self-limiting doubts, guilt, and anger and shows how
to become fully alive.
highly recommend these transformational books by Dr. David S. Viscott ...
Chelle Thompson ~
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