I'm taking part in a Naturopathic research study related to my digestive pain (oh how I dream of a time in the future where it does not plague me) and I'm happy that I'm getting a chance to help with some open-minded yet scientific research. There is a small financial bonus at the end (yay) but mostly I'm happy about the free high-end probiotics. Though there is a chance that I've been given a placebo, they'll give me the real stuff at the end if that's the case.
I am ready to be healthy!!
Gwyneth Paltrow's blog site GOOP is quite well-written, interesting and insightuful.
Addiction is simply a misguided yearning of the soul. What happens with alcohol, drugs, sex and money is that they are short-term fixes for this deeper desire. Sure, in the moment, they give us a certain amount of fulfillment, but as we know it never lasts.
Our soul has this massive thirst, and we are trying to quench it with a teaspoon.
Click on the image below for a short video featuring a passage from Deepak Chopra's book Overcoming Addictions that relates to music.
A very useful quote from the Healing chapter of the gem-packed ebook of note No Time For Karma...
The master teachers didn’t advocate analyzing one’s problems. They preferred to go directly to the solution. The solution involves holding the truth of our being in mind as opposed to holding the problem or its cause in mind. Remember, to create and maintain a situation which is contrary to the natural state of being requires constant effort on our part. We must be constantly reaffirming our dislike of a situation in order to keep it around. When we release our attachment to the problem or to the cause of the problem (all causes are in our mind, not "out there") healing is the result. That is nature’s way.
Today I listened to the old Deepak Chopra audio called Perfect Health in which he said the most important thing about choosing a form of exercise is that you ENJOY it.
yesterday I was moved to buy a Louise Hay CD on anger release
the CD drive on my old computer doesn't work so I had to use another machine in the house and I had a lot of technical difficulties getting it onto my computer
I kept getting angry the process was taking so long and then laughing at myself because of the irony
the meditation was amazing and I had prophetic dreams of the Joy to come
message me if you want to hear it
I've been exploring the concept that everything we consume has an energy to it, and that certain foods have higher vibrations than others. It seems that paying attention to this type of food quality is more important than counting calories.
This includes how close the food is to its natural state, how fresh it is, if it's organic, who prepared it, their emotional state during the preparation process, and the amount of appreciation felt and quality of attention while eating it.
There's a reason no one can quite duplicate Gramma's cookies even with the recipe in hand...
Here's a passage that takes this kind of thinking even further:
from "Healing" in
No Time for Karma
We have been told to bless our food before we eat it. The reason is because consciousness creates reality in our diet too. When we direct energy from our hands into our food, we literally alter the chemical make up. If we put our hands on the sides of a cookie plate and visualize light and energy running through our hands and we recognize that energy as the essence of God, we will be eating the healthiest food that we could possibly consume.
Many Silva graduates have done an experiment that all of us can do at home. Buy two similar looking tomatoes. Set one of them on a plate and put it where it will not be disturbed for several weeks. Take the other one to your meditation spot. Do your relaxation and release ritual. Then spend ten minutes with your hands around the tomato, visualizing light and love passing through it from one hand to the other. Put this tomato on a plate, mark it so you know which is which, and put it aside for several weeks. One spoils and one dehydrates, still edible. See? The masters knew about preservatives too. But their preservatives aren't hard on our bodies, they heal our bodies.
The foods that we require as individuals may not be found in nutrition books. We each have karmically conditioned bodies. We have been conditioned by lifetimes of cellular memory of what we survived on and adapted to. Our bodies are much more than a physical instrument - - they are the remembrance of previous existences in the physical domain. This has been clinically proven. There are people with multiple personalities who demonstrate intolerance to certain foods, but when they shift to a different personality there is an entirely new set of foods that they are allergic to. It is the belief system that controls the body. It is a cellular memory of your historical self that determines which eating habits work for you. It has nothing to do with what the nutritionists or overeaters anonymous or Weight Watchers have to say. The longest lived civilizations on the earth have an average life span of over one hundred years and they eat the most ungodly things. Some of them survive mainly on sugar cane. But the primary ingredient in their lifestyle is a lack of stress.
today at the tax office (my temporary job which is almost over!) a woman came in with a small child
he started to have a bit of a tantrum and to shut him up she gave him a treat
I thought to myself, "he's whining because he knows she'll give him a treat to avoid making a scene" and upon thinking that he turned and looked me in the eye with an evil glare (the kid was maybe 3 years old) that communicated a distinct manipulative intelligence
this bit of lazy parenting reflected some issues of my own around using consumption to assuage my own emotional agitations & pointed towards the fact that whatever energy or entity is at the root of my difficulties around food and eating may have a consciousness of its own...
tonight I drink water
When I first wrote about tartrazine on the Internet SEVEN years ago there were already people out there who knew that there is a connection between food additves and hyperactivity (and many other health/emotional/behavioural conditions) so this "news" isn't as new as they say.
However, it's great to see it being reported in one of the world's most respected medical journals and in major papers!
Food additives found to fuel hyperactivity
Ordinary food colouring and a common preservative found in everything from fruit drinks to jam have been conclusively linked to hyperactivity in children for the first time, according to British researchers.
Their findings, published today in The Lancet medical journal, could have profound implications for the regulation of additives and the diets of children who exhibit frenetic behaviour, researchers said.
full text of study (requires subscription & login)
I've been working with Dana Williams on some health and emotional issues using EFT or "Emotional Freedom Techniques" which is a healing modality that involves saying trigger phrases and tapping on various points on the body.
I thought it seemed really silly at first however it kept appearing in my life so I decided to give it a try. It's so simple and it is really helping. The tapping points correspond with Chinese energy meridian points used in acupressure and acupuncture.
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Based on impressive new discoveries regarding the body's subtle energies, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) has proven successful in thousands of clinical cases. It applies to just about every emotional, health and performance issue you can name and it often works where nothing else will.
EFT works beautifully with Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and reaches the deeper mind and emotions with an added body component. With EFT we can easily and rapidly gain access to parts of our subconscious mind to create change. As people experience EFT most report a profound relaxing of stressful emotions that we carry with us and access daily. These emotions that come up are actually anchored in earlier programming. EFT involves a simple process of tapping on stress relief points (Acupuncture Points) as you focus on your issue.