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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."

~Dr. David Viscott, Pulitzer Prize Psychiatrist (1938-1996)

April 28, 2003


"Man in the Mirror"


From the Inside Out...
Be the Lighthouse
Not the Rescue Boat

Yes You Can!...
Fend Off
'Senior Moments'

Far Horizons...

Links That Shine...
One World Healing

Fascinating Facts...
The Wonder from
Down Under

Laughing It Off...
No More, Eh?

Untangling the Web...
What a Site!
Computer Ease

Look at That!...
Mock Migration

Joyful Lifestyles...
Emotional Resilience


Uplifting World

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.

~ Chelle ~

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From the Inside OutLight of Soul


In 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.

Where 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.

If you take the hand of a friend and pull them out of the mire they’ve 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 harm’s 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.

Emotional 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.

By 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 the past.

As 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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and www.EnlightPress.com




Sun Wave Yes You Can!

A cup of blueberries a day may keep "senior moments" away, new findings suggest. A team 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.

The 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.

Cell-damaging 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.

Aged 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.

The 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.

Joseph 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.

The 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

Far Horizons

Terres des 7 Couleurs
Photo: Chamarel /VirtualTourist

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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.

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"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.

Fascinating FactsTea Tree Oil

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 effective antiseptic.

Tea 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.

California 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.

Tea 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."

~Carol Sorgen, WEBMD, MSNBC.com


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Laughing It Off

When the moon hits your eye, Like a big pizza pie,
That's amoré.

When an eel bites your hand, And that's not what you planned,
That's a moray.

When our habits are strange, And our customs deranged,
That's our mores.

When your horse munches straw, And the bales total four,
That's some more hay.

When Othello's poor wife, Becomes stabbed with a knife,
That's a Moor, eh?

When a Japanese knight, Uses his sword in a fight,
That's Samurai.

When your sheep go to graze, In a damp marshy place,
That's a moor, eh?

When your boat comes home fine, And you tie up her line,
That's a moor, eh?

When you ace your last tests, Like you did all the rest,
That's some more "A"s!

When on Mt. Cook you see, An aborigine,
That's a Maori.

Alley Oop's homeland has, A space gun with pizzazz,
That's a Moo ray...

A comedian ham, With the name Amsterdam,
That's a Morey.

When your chocolate graham, Is so full and so crammed,
That s'more, eh.

When you've had quite enough, Of this dumb rhyming stuff,
That's "No more!", eh?

~Contributed by Ron Gavran
Humor Archives

Untangling the Web

Penguin Programmer


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!

Follow the Leader 
Photo: Reuters

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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


JoyJoyful Lifestyles: Weekly Insights

Emotional 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.

1. Tell the truth.
2. Face life openly. (What you avoid imprisons you.)
3. Say what you mean, feel, believe.
4. Accept yourself as you are.
5. Accept 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.

"David 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

Dr. 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.

I highly recommend these transformational books by Dr. David S. Viscott ...

Simple Truths for Dealing with the
Unfinished Business of Your Past

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Letting Go of the Past to
Live in the Moment

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