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Wednesday, February 6

The Keys to Lasting Health

I think the majority of the population is aware that a healthy body equals a better quality and oftentimes quantity of life. Despite the consensus, many people have a hard time breaking bad eating habits and really committing to a life of eating healthy and exercising regularly.

I want you to know that it is not as difficult as you think. You might be looking at the big picture as more of an "all or nothing" mentality, when in reality it is a day by day process. It is more of a journey and it is one that you can begin at anytime. All it takes is desire, passion, and commitment.

A very easy first step you can take is to remove as many 'non-food' items from your diet. These are sugars, grains, white table salt and milk. I know it might be difficult to let go of some of those, but the benefit is that you will feel so much better within just a few weeks. These items provide virtually no, if little macronutrients to the body despite what food companies espouse.

The next thing to minimise or eliminate all together is processed foods. Processed foods are foods that have been changed from their natural state. They are foods that are canned, frozen, or dehydrated. Examples of processed foods that are detrimental to you health are canned goods that have a lot of sodium in them; chips, frozen dinners, packaged cookies, breakfast cereals with high sugar, breads with white flour and processed meats.

If you remove these unhealthy foods from your life, your digestion system will certainly thank you for it. It is taxing on the digestive system to process junk and processed foods and even when it does, there are very little nutrients that actually get absorbed into your body. Such food place a burden on the human body, as it attempts to draw nutrients from what is essentially 'dead' (no life-giving) food items.

As you decrease unhealthy foods, increase foods that your body needs and loves. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day. Consume foods which are whole and natural, which have not been refined or processed. Introduce new healthy foods into your diet as often as you can. You don't have to make a dramatic change at first, as that might tend to make you anxious. If you are not sure how to cook with healthy foods, purchase a cook book to guide you. It can be quite fun to learn how to cook healthy meals.

Along with eating healthy, adopt an exercise regimen. There are all sorts of things you can do to exercise: walk, jog, play tennis, try yoga, go hiking, swimming or join a gym. As you exercise, you strengthen muscles and your core; endorphins are released throughout your body allowing you to feel happier. If you take just 20 minutes out of your day and exercise, you will be well on your way to a healthier life.

Lasting health involves the physical, mental, and also the spiritual. Make a concerted effort to grow spiritually by taking time periodically for meditation, prayer, contemplation or even quite time alone. A wonderful place to feel at one with Spirit is out in nature. Many people associate prayer with religion. Prayer may involve a simple 'thank you' to the universe for that new job you recently acquired.

Have you ever just sat out in a field or in the woods listening to the sounds of nature and breathing in such a beautiful fragrance? It is in those moments that many people gain clarity about life purpose and a deep gratitude may also fill their hearts.

If you take time daily to connect with Spirit, you will experience less stress and feel more energetic and revived. Your connection with a greater source of energy will help you to experience more joy and peace as you go about living your life. Many people who regularly pray and meditate report that their lives are less stressful and they feel more fulfilled than when they did not engage in spiritual practices.

I hope that you will take these suggestions and put them into practice so that you can have long, lasting health. You are certainly worth it and you will simply feel so much better about yourself. I completely believe in you.

Tony Fahkry is an expert in integrating the mind-body connection with health & healing and personal growth to achieve greater human potential.

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Tuesday, February 5

Tips to Living Longer

1. Live Longer By Staying Positive

When you spend quality time with family and friends you can add years to your life almost effortlessly. This is according to research at Cleveland Clinic. "Feeling content about others lowers the production of cortisol, a powerful stress hormone that causes a multitude of illnesses, plus prematurely ages your tissues," reported David Snowdon, Ph.D., professor of Neurology at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in Kentucky.

2. Live Longer By Moving Your Body Frequently

This small change in lifestyle has the potential for numerous health benefits. A study in the European Heart Journal showed that standing up for as little as two minutes each hour can lower blood pressure levels which have been linked to heart disease. In another study from the University of Tennessee, researchers discovered that just getting up during TV commercials and walking around the house throughout the evening can burn as many calories as walking a mile.

3. Live Longer By Not Smoking

If you smoke and are trying to quit, your body will thank you almost instantly. To help you survive nicotine cravings, it's important to increase the production of happiness hormones and lower overall stress and anxiety. Numerous "quit smoking" programs are available on the internet that offer 24/7 support to increase your success rate. The most popular is while another is, the National Cancer Institute's online support for women.

More Tips to Living Longer

Well known author Dr. Buettner who recently published The Blue Zones: 9 Power Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest, identified nine common traits shared by people who live longer, healthier lives. He calls these traits the "Power of 9:"

1. Move Naturally - "Do your own house and yard work, go up and down your stairs with your laundry, knead your own dough," Buettner advises.

2. Know Your Purpose - "Take time to recognize your values, strengths, talents, passions and gifts."

3. Down Shift - "Relieve chronic stress by finding time each day to nap, meditate and pray."

4. The 50% Rule - "Cut 20% of your daily calories with proven healthy practices: eat a big breakfast, dine with your family and begin each meal by expressing appreciation."

5. Plant Slant - "Eat mostly plant-based foods and small portions of meat no more than twice a week."

6. Wine at 5 - "Drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. But moderation is the key."

7. Family First - "Living in a loving, thriving family can add up to six years to your life. Work on a positive, committed relationship and stay close to your parents and grandparents."

8. Belong - "Those with the most social connectedness tend to live longer," Buetter says. "Be part of a group of healthy-minded, supportive people."

9. Right Tribe - "Good friends have a positive effect on your longevity. Support them and adopt healthy behaviors together."

Regular exercise and a diet of antioxidant-rich food gives us the opportunity to take control over how well we age and keep our bodies free from the diseases that are thought to be worsened by oxidation.

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Monday, February 4

Social Health and Healthy Ageing

You are beautiful at any age: The Bible says, "Even though our outward (wo)man is perishing, the inward (wo)man is being renewed day by day."

When I read it, my personal interpretation was that we are beautiful at every age. But, many people may disagree and may have a divergent view, too. I believe, these might be the ones who grow sad as they see the gradual loss of their youthful beauty, and continuously invest in beauty procedures to remain swaying in the high tide of youth again. They trim and tone their bodies to postpone the inevitable.

It is undoubtedly a good procedure that they follow. This is not a debatable topic because this regimen preserves and restores the natural firmness, and normal functioning of body organs in health. And, by doing these workouts they target legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms, core and full body, and keep these parts in control. However, according to Ben Franklin, "You may delay, but time will not." So, staying true to yourself brings you to a realization that you will age, no matter what.But given a healthy foresight and acceptance, and embracing the conscious wisdom one gains with age, I believe one remains beautiful at any age.

Health and Healthy Ageing: According to World Health Organisation, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This definition entered into force on 7th April 1948 and has not been amended since. It is very relevant and has a lot of significance in today's times. The key component of overall health which is included in the definition according to me is "social" health. This word struck me as very progressive. It is this aspect of health which promotes a well-rounded lifestyle. Evidences and researches suggest that elderly people might delay cognitive decline by being socially engaged.

Even though there is a lot of emphasis on exercise, mobility and its awareness for forty plus group. And, it is indeed extremely important to keep us fit and trim, but according to Patrick P. Coll, director, U Conn Health Centre, ''social activities and mental wellness have important roles as well." September is designated as Healthy Aging Month. It is a national campaign designed to highlight the many ways, individuals can avoid declines in physical, mental and emotional health as they age. Healthy aging is not just about exercise and staying fit. Mental and social well-being too, is vital component of living well. It is the importance of this ''workout'' that I would like to talk about here. I refer to it as ''Express Workout.''

1. Social Health: At this point many may not seem pleased with what I just said, but they will surely do, when they know its benefits especially in the afternoon of life - the life after 40. Let us see social health as a supplement to various therapies in keeping our body trim and toned.

Your best health is essential in all aspects of your life-from your body to environment around you. When we talk about environment it means friends, family, relationships, all these affect our health indirectly. This is our social health. According to me, much of our body's agility depends upon this.

Our physical well-being is the key to enjoying a healthy life. We should always try to get the needed rest, exercise and nutrition to maintain. However, the environment that we get by staying in close contact with family and friends; enjoying a hobby; learning a new language; musical instrument; keeping up with current events; taking a class; doing brainteasers, and socializing cannot be undermined.

Appreciating and enjoying these healthy connections is paramount. As life comes close to an end it is the experience of these wholesome socially rich environment that seem to matter much more than personal possessions.

Our children fly to their new formed nests. And, life does not remain what it used to be. No matter what exercises and regime you undertake during these moments, it is very crucial to keep your social health blooming. If we are able to achieve this, our lives brim with bimini - what is termed as the fountain of youth!

2. Supplementary Tools: The benefits of looking good are feeling good, healthy and strong. No one can make a difference to your body. Only you can.

1. Celebrate: Getting up off the bed to get into "fitness mode" can be a mammoth feat in itself. I congratulate you if you have come this far! Below are some tips to help get you started with your own personalized express workouts. You are no more a sleepy head. Smile and catch up!

2. Do something: This could be any activity you find interesting. Whether it is reading, writing, photography, swimming, dancing, cooking, pot-making or gardening, it does not matter. You need to just do it.

3. Find a BEST: This defines: Buddies who Encourage Success and Truth. This is very important not only in fitness regime, but in every sphere of our lives. Keep a good mix of a counselor, listener and fix-it, and at least one who makes your ribs tickle to make you wash off your worries and laugh along the way. Learning or doing anything through fun is most invigorating. Prioritize your activities and create a definite niche to fit it in your fitness schedule.

4. Dump the downer: You guessed right -it is the weighing scale! You constantly get into the obsession of it. Why I could not weigh what she weighs. This will lead to your unhealthy state of mind. Limit the use of scale sparingly. It would rather be wise instead, to go in for body-fat index tests on half yearly basis.

5. Calm your nerves: Follow your fitness schedule like a marathon and not like a sprinter. Slow down! Do not burn out or hurt you along the way. Increase cardio time and weight training gradually.

6. You are different: Do not compare yourself with others who do intensive work out and training. This will discourage and make you envious or depressed. We should compare us with ourselves. Keep your eyes on your goals and not what others are doing.

7. Enjoy every process: Remember one should enjoy the journey and not only look for the destination all the time. Talk, breathe have fun with your best buddy while doing. Do not grab an intensive level. Be yourself and follow comfortably.

8. Do not despair: Nothing is the end of the world. If you could not be regular because of some pressing matter -personal or official. Just get back on track, board the train and chug along!

9. Get into an autopilot mode: We feel we do not need to work on our bodies. Many a times we feel we are fine without it. We lax and coil ourselves in the myth of ''all is well'' kind. For this legion of women, a word of caution: Whether you do, or you do not, it is wise to accept exercise (any form) similar to essentials like breakfast or taking a shower.

10. What to/how to: Hire a trainer to help you with a system. They are masters in this domain. Their knowledge is no exception. Use it to nurture and nourish your body.

11. Learn with fun: The importance of focus and any kind of learning when done with enjoyment brings out the best in terms of performance. When enjoyment is decreased, performance also decreases. A cycle ensues which prevents performance from ever reaching its potential. So, to ensure consistent fun and crazy spark keep widening your circle of friends. This helps new ideas generation, re-evaluation and new perspectives in your life.

12. STOP: When working is not fun anymore. Take a STOP. This is the most important of all the tools! I am sure you thought I asked you to stop. "No. This is not a full stop!" On the contrary it is an indirect tool to your mobility with a renewed vigour. This is an acronym inspired tool which means Stop, Think, Organise your thoughts and Proceed. Got it? This tool is very crucial in our mobility because after a burn out, this is the only tool, that if applied will help us achieve our full potential. This is required to make a conscious change. It can be of any duration. It may be only for a few seconds, at the beginning and end of each work day, and at the beginning and end of any work project.

13. Stay beautiful ever after: As the boomer generation (a person born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964), is quickly reaching the high side of fifty, the majority expects to live to 85. So, plan to stay fit to enjoy coming years as much as possible.

With this list in mind, growing old would be easier and healthier. They say, 'at 20 years of age, the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.' So, by 40+ you will have gained enough wisdom and judgment as to how to stay healthy and fit past 50 with these resources of express workouts.You will feel yourself beautiful forever after. Good luck and take care!

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Sunday, February 3

The Origin of The Human Conscience and Your Destiny

God produces your dreams in order to transform you into a real human being. You are basically a demon because the biggest part of your brain contains craziness, but you ignore this fact.

God gave you a human conscience, hiding your wild conscience from your conscience's eyes, so that you could believe that you can become a perfect human being someday. Otherwise, you would be shocked with your own nature.

Your tiny human conscience must be developed, so that your wild conscience (anti-conscience) may be transformed into human conscience. You have to acquire consciousness of the entire content of your brain and psyche. This process is carried on through dream translation.

The unconscious mind that produces your dreams is God's mind. This is why you receive free psychotherapy in dreams.

You are a demon because you can think. The first live conscience formed by chance in the vast universe many trillions of years ago became schizophrenic because it couldn't solve its existential problems. You have inherited this dangerous primitive conscience because you belong to the human race. Your anti-conscience remains in a primitive condition because it refuses to evolve.

When a live conscience is able to think and recognize its existence it has numerous existential problems. Thinking is a dangerous practice.

The first live conscience is Satan. Satan appears in your dreams with the image of your own mother because Satan is the mother of the human conscience.

We all originated from a satanic conscience, which was not able to find solutions because it was idiotic and disorganized. This is why it ended up on terror, craziness, and despair.

Since the first live conscience had satanic characteristics, this means that even God's conscience was satanic in the beginning of its existence. However, God discovered the power of goodness and transformed His personality. He became so powerful that He was able to create our planet with the intention to transform our satanic conscience into a perfect human conscience characterized by wisdom and sanctity.

I could discover these truths after continuing Carl Jung's research into the unknown region of the human psyche, by precisely obeying the divine guidance in dreams. Now I will show you the relationship existent between the satanic origin of the human conscience and your destiny.

God prepares your destiny based on how much you are learning the meaning of goodness or not. Everything in your life depends on the cultivation of sensitivity in your heart.

You live in order to become a sensitive human being and discover the power of goodness.

However, you don't agree with God's intention. You prefer to agree with your anti-conscience and feed your ego instead of being humble. You don't accept the obligation to always obey God's guidance.

You don't even believe in God's existence. Sometimes you participate of a few social events involving the church because this is necessary for various reasons, but you don't care about your spiritual growth.

You prefer to be a demon, and only pretend to be a human being. You like to be a modern atheist.

You don't want to learn what is unpleasant and sad. You want to discover the world by yourself. You pursue happiness, glory, power, and success.

You believe that you are unique and you have your own style. You are totally different from everyone else.

However, the truth is that you are simply repeating the common mistakes of the human race. You are merely following the absurdity of your anti-conscience and the absurdity of your historical time.

Only because you belong to the human race, you are in great trouble. You cannot be happy even if you'll attain your selfish goals.

The absurd tendencies you have inherited don't let you change your behavior and life. You also imitate the bad examples of the world without criticizing your actions.

This means that you make mistakes because you are a rational animal with an idiotic conscience, and because you imitate the misleading examples of your social environment.

How can you find happiness in life if you make so many mistakes?

This is impossible.

If you believe that you can simply ignore your psychological problems and live well, you are very far from the truth. You are also misled by many lies if you believe that you can be happy in a crazy world.

If you won't transform your personality through dream therapy and learn how to stop making mistakes, your destiny will be as tragic as your grandparents' destiny, with a few irrelevant differences. You cannot ignore the tragic origin of the human conscience and live as if you could be free.

God is trying to transform the human nature during billions of years without success. Human beings simply repeat the same mistakes, without learning anything with other people's tragedies.

We have to unavoidably fight absurdity. Otherwise, our human conscience won't survive our anti-conscience's attacks. Our satanic anti-conscience can easily destroy the human conscience we receive from God when we are born by taking advantage of our deceptions and traumas.

However, we are don't want to learn what is complicated and requires a certain effort to be comprehended. We don't want to believe that our reality is so tragic and we are in great danger. We prefer to agree with those who believe that everything is fine, and forget all complications.

This is why God is wasting His time. He keeps sending us precious messages in dreams and hoping that we will respect our religion, but we are indifferent to His pain. We will never agree with His orders.

We keep being as barbarous as we used to be when we lived in caves, or when people were executed by the guillotine. Today we have atomic bombs. Thanks to our tremendous scientific and technological progress, we are destroying our planet and killing our population faster than ever.

Will you escape the tragic destiny of those who despise God's warnings?

It depends on your attitude. You can learn how to translate the meaning of dreams according to the scientific method of dream interpretation and find salvation. You can also believe that you don't need advice.

You are free to decide.

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Saturday, February 2

Learn Tantra Breathing For Complete Wellbeing

The manner in which we breathe plays a huge role in how healthy and emotionally grounded we are. As a tantra teacher, I place great emphasis on correct breathing and the tantra breathing techniques prescribes by the tantra scriptures. Apart from overall physical, mental and spiritual wellness, tantra breathing is an excellent method of detoxification.

The commonly accepted misconception that breathing should take place through the chest is just that - a misconception. It is a myth propagated by physical fitness advocates who simply do not know any better. In fact, chest breathing can lead to a lot of complications, since the lungs cannot expand to their fullest capacity and are therefore unable to absorb oxygen properly. One of the first things that your tantra teacher will inform you of is that chest breathing is shallow, unhealthy breathing.

Furthermore, expanding the chest is one of the ways in which men behave when they want to display aggression or dominance. It is a primitive response to danger, and its purpose is for the male to take up more space and make himself look bigger and more powerful. For this reason, making it a habit to expand the chest releases all sorts of stress hormones.

For any serious student of tantra, it is important to unlearn this unhealthy manner of breathing and to be instructed in the prescribed tantra breathing methods. This is not always easy.

The correct way of breathing as per tantric yoga guidelines involves drawing breath in slowly through the nose and allowing the abdomen (rather than the chest) to expand. In this way, the diaphragm is distended downwards and creates more space for the lungs to be filled. It is helpful to imagine that the air is being drawn through the lungs and into the belly.

This kind of breathing can be practiced in day-to-day life until it becomes second nature. While practicing tantra breathing during a tantric yoga session, one can take the technique further. After drawing in the breath as outlined above, hold it for a brief moment and then begin expelling it, allowing your belly and chest to deflate. However, the period of exhalation should be longer than that of inhalation, even if by just a few seconds. Then begin the cycle again. Be warned that dizziness may occur, since the blood is absorbing much more oxygen than the body is used to.

Avoid the use of any kind of burned incense while practicing this kind of tantra breathing, as the process of burning smoke will compromise the oxygen content in their air and also introduce harmful residues of combustion into it.

By practicing this tantric technique of inhalation and exhalation, you are ensuring that your lungs are completely voided of used-up air and filled to capacity with fresh oxygenated air. Practicing this kind of breathing for ten minutes each morning and night will have a profound and lasting effect on your body and mind.

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Friday, February 1

Stop "Feeding" Your Emotions

Hypnosis is the solution for many problems. Many overweight people have turned to hypnosis for help. Losing weight with hypnosis is easy. Hypnosis weight loss clients may quickly find themselves craving healthier foods and enjoying them more than they ever have enjoyed healthy food. They often report eating and enjoying foods they never even thought they would eat. The change can be amazing. Hypnosis weight loss clients generally feel less deprived and more in control of their eating than they did on other weight loss programs.

People with unresolved weight problems will often realize that they have been trying to "feed" their emotions. This is one of the reasons we have weight problems. We "eat" our emotions. When we do this we "feed" a whole range of other emotions. That only causes more problems. When we gain weight, our self- esteem suffers; our self-confidence and other feelings about ourselves are affected. Food does not satisfy emotional eating; it only causes more negative feelings such as guilt and stress from weight-gain. When we use food as a crutch for emotion we take in more calories than we need. The emotion does not change, but weight often does, with added pounds.

People are creatures of habit. We fall back on the patterns that we have learned throughout our lives, especially the habits we learned in childhood. Sometimes we keep childhood patterns for a lifetime. We may realize that we learned the wrong patterns and try to change them but we often fail. We can easily learn new things and develop new patterns of behavior using hypnosis. The key to this is changing our subconscious mind. If we do not change our subconscious mind we will quickly find ourselves falling right back into negative patterns of behavior in stressful times. Our subconscious mind controls everything we do. When we change our subconscious mind we change negative behaviors for good.

This is where hypnosis can help. Retraining the subconscious mind is a very simple process. Using relaxation and imagination, hypnosis clients are able to change their negative behaviors into positive behaviors. They can then benefit from these positive behaviors quickly. There are no pills to buy and take, there are no expensive diet foods to buy and no weight gain when you stop eating "their" food. The only cost of hypnosis is the cost of the program you choose and any reinforcing materials you buy. It really is a permanent lifestyle change anyone can live with.

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Thursday, January 31

What Are Psychics And Clairvoyants' - Why Are We So Curious?

There seems to be, and apparently always has been, misunderstanding and confusion over the definitions between psychics, mediums and clairvoyants. There are many people who don't know the difference between all of these 'names' that those of us that work with spirit and energy are very appreciative.

So to clear things up for you these are the meanings of:

Psychic - pertaining to mental forces, telepathy, extra sensory perception
Medium - contacting and being able to communicate with spirits of the dead
Clairvoyance - the ability to see things beyond our normal senses
Spirit Guides/ Angels - guidance of spirit from beyond the human veil

It is not so surprising that many people don't know who or what they are letting themselves in for when visiting one of these people, or if they were to go to a workshop for Clairvoyance, would they know what to expect.

Well, I hope that the following explanations, will help you become much clearer on who and what a Psychic, Medium or Clairvoyant is and does. This of course is my interpretation and understanding of all of these areas and like everything in life we have a free will to choose our own way of understanding.

Let's start with explaining about a Psychic. Someone that calls himself or herself a psychic may well be labelling themselves as such because it is stereotypically recognised as someone that can 'read you' and most likely be able to tell you about, your past, present, future and many other things that the Psychic could not possibly have known about you before having your reading. This essentially is correct, but how they do this in the true sense of the word, is that as a Psychic they will have like a 'mental connection' with you and they will also read your energy field, so they will be very sensitive and be able to pick up on your thoughts and energy most of all. In fact we are all Psychic to a certain degree.

There are at least three 'clair' abilities, and they are Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience.

Clairvoyance means to 'clear seeing'. It means that the person that is working with their Clairvoyant ability will be able to see images of people, places or things in their minds eye, they are able to describe these to you during a reading or when giving a message. Therefore Clairvoyance is by definition simply clear seeing, and not seeing into the future.

A good Clairvoyant will, and indeed should, validate things for you that have happened in the past and things that are happening in the present. If they cannot interpret messages and guidance from the Spirit Guides, then how would you be able to believe that what they are saying about the future is indeed valid.

From my experience, it is not in our interest to know what will happen in our future life and therefore our Guides usually give information out very carefully. Why, you ask? Because, for example, if I were to tell someone that I could see they were going to move house have another child, win money etc and this person sat back and waited for these changes to occur then I would be interrupting their everyday thinking and way of living. Not, in my opinion a good thing.

Clairaudience means 'clear hearing'. This means that we hear information from Spirit. This might be a person's own Spirit Guide or if working as a Medium, there may be messages received from the Spirit of the loved one that is no longer here. I don't hear it on a physical level, I hear it as a voice in my head as if I were talking to myself silently. Now, as with any of these abilities the non-believers would argue that we're making it all up as we go along. It is our imagination. Well, all I can say is that there is simply a built in radar that indicates when a Spirit Guide is speaking to me. For example; When I have to ask for someone's Guide to come through with their name and to give me a past life reference that would mean something to that person only and they in return are giving me specifics, like names, dates and places and sometimes aliments relating to a client and the client verifies the information. Then I know I'm on track. It is very easy to get carried away for some and unfortunately, these people take away from the genuine Psychics and Mediums.

Clairsentience is where we feel things, or sense things, as the word suggests, it is 'clear sensing'. A Clairsentience usually get this, again when working as a Medium,such as when someone has passed with a certain illness or condition. For a moment they will feel a sensation that would have been felt by the passed over spirit on dying.Or perhaps the sensation of a condition they would have suffered with during their life, and so one can only describe this to the person they are giving a message to. This helps to validate which particular person is coming through from Spirit for the person going for a reading.

Mediums and mediumship are a little more complex to explain, so I hope I can make this easier for you to understand now.

Simply, a medium is someone that 'talks to people that in Spirit'.

To explain further, a medium, by another definition is the 'channel or conduit' by which information from spirit passes through or indeed is the channel through which any energy passes. So for example, if someone called themselves a Clairvoyant Healer, they are in fact, mediums through which the energy flows to our clients and so on...

This then means by its very nature that anyone working with Spirit or energy on any level could be called a medium. A Medium in this sense is then being defined as a 'channel'.

So for someone that calls themselves a clairvoyant/medium, by rights, should be able to describe information received from the spirit world and also to describe visually things that you have experienced in a past life, or even in your current life.

There are 'clairvoyant/mediums' out there, that aren't in fact either of these! They may 'read' people, but they may be reading via their psychic or sentient ability and not actually 'seeing' anything at all, or indeed they may not be able to receive messages from Spirit either. This doesn't mean they aren't good readers, it just means they might not be offering you the sort of reading you were really after. In even instance of you are choosing to arrange an appointment for a reading, it is best to ask your 'reader' how they work, they should always be more than happy to explain it to you not only on the phone or email, but on the day of your appointment. This way, you will be in a good place to understand and accept the information you will receive.

Spirit Guides and Angels are right here for all of us, whatever source of religion we may believe in.

They make no judgements, the religions of our world have no bearing on their love for each and everyone of us.

We all have Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides, regardless of our beliefs, or lack of them. Even totally convinced non believers have them.

In the same way we all have a heart and soul, our standing in life, whether rich or poor. tall or short, angry or happy, dictator or murderer, has no bearing on their dedication to us. We can be sure these wonderful Spirits have been caring for us since before our birth and we can also be sure that at least one of them will stay with us until death and often from one lifetime to the other.

They guide us through our days, helping us to learn our life's lessons and to provide support in fulfilling our soul's Blueprint.

One of the greatest gifts we were blessed with at birth is a 'free will'. This is ours to use as much as we please. Most of the time we make decisions based on what we want 'immediately', but if we listen closely to our inner voice we will soon learn that by following the 'guidance' we receive, our lives can be made much easier.

Our wonderful Guides are always whispering in our ear, creating environments and situations that will be of greater benefit.

I'm sure you have experienced one of these following situations; feeling just right, or experiencing another 'just a coincidence moment' that blows you away, again and again. You know, that feeling of 'déjà vu'. Yes that's right this your Guides and Angels communicating with you. Helping to make the path smoother.Take notice next time.

Our Spirit Guides are the ones who show us past lives that we have lived, often including the one that we had with them. The aim is to learn from the challenging experiences we are told of from our past lives, it is the chance to provide us the opportunity of releasing the blocked memory in this lifetime. In doing so we are bound to move forward with greater confidence.

The most important and highly understood thing understood in working with Spirit and energy is to use the White Light, be as clear a channel as you can possibly be and only ever use these abilities for the highest good of all concerned and only ever with the persons permission.

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Wednesday, January 30

How To Boost Your Brainpower

The brain is more powerful than any computer. We use less than 10% of our capacity which is why someone once said that the graveyard is the richest place - in it lie all the people who had great potential they never really realised. Here are some tips to boost your brainpower:


A rather picky eater, the brain demands about 60g of glucose every hour. Primarily obtained from recently eaten carbohydrates only in extreme instances of deprivation will the brain use other substances for fuel. For ideal brain function you need to make sure a constant supply of energy to the brain by eating small but more frequent nutritious meals. According to a study by University of Wisconsin, the brain may actually react to excess food as if it were poison! The resulting immune response may cause cognitive deficits.

TIP# Avoid sodas, fizzy drinks and junk foods. Foods that release glucose slowly (eg. Fruits, vegetables & whole grains) give a steady supply of glucose to the brain. Think berries and oily fish these are high in anti-oxidants, walnuts and flax-seeds these are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, both crucial for brain health. Fish also have iodine, which improves mental clarity.


A lot of us often neglect our diet, leading to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. B vitamins play the role of brain chemicals formation such as dopamine, epinephrine, myelin and serotonin each of which plays a role in keeping your brain alert and healthy. Dopamine and serotonin help improve your mood.

Magnesium protects the brain from neurotoxins.Vitamin C and E are crucial anti-oxidants that can intercept free radicals before they affect the brain.An important supplement to consider is ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom extract which has a plethora of health benefits including speeding up metabolism, acting as anti-oxidant, enhancing the immune system and improving brain function.

TIP# Consult your doctor before taking any supplements as some may interfere with absorption of medication you might be taking.


Fact: Exercise helps boost blood flow to the brain, which in turn helps support the efficient working of neurons and regeneration of new ones. Regular exercise increases the size of the hippocampus (yes hippocampus - the part of the brain which plays an important role in learning and memory). All this translates into improved memory, concentration, body-mind co-ordination and lowered risk of degenerative brain diseases.

TIP# Hit the gym, or try 50 minutes of brisk walking three times a week.


We a living in a world with a plethora of gadgets to help us with the simplest and most complex of mental tasks, making our brains lazy. The brain slows down because it is not exercised as often as it could be.

TIP# Challege your brain by using your left hand if you normally use your right, multi-tasking, juggling and playing strategy games. Even keeping up with political shenanigans can boost your brainpower!


The brain can do it's reviewing faster when you are asleep than when you are awake.

TIP# Get 7 hours of sleep daily ( a luxury to most of us). Consider taking a nap during the day. A nap can help solidify long-term memories, such as events or skills you are trying to master. Slow down on alcohol have at least three alcohol-free nights a week.

Keep taking your multivitamin supplements to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it requires. If your mood needs an extra boost, try Pure Matters® Enliven with 5-HTP, which supports relaxation, concentration, and a positive mood target.

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Tuesday, January 29

How Do We Deal With the Shooting in CT Elementary School?

Several clients have asked, "I feel my heart is broken. Maybe I'm supposed to be heart-broken for a while. But what do you tell yourself when you hear the news like this, so that you can go on?"

Besides working out their own issues and growth, people remain stuck in the cycle of death & rebirth - samsara - cycling back into physical lives, by being caught by certain emotional experiences, especially sex, greed, horror, disgust, and fear. To evolve personally, and to dedicate energy to the Light, and to free ourselves from old pain, it is important not to get caught in these feeling states.

When you feel horrified or lost in your reaction to an event like this shooting, you become ungrounded. You are spinning in an acceleration of thoughts-and-feelings, caught by them, unable to be anywhere else. When you get ungrounded, you lose perspective, so the feelings become extreme. You aren't any help to yourself or others when you are lost in the horror. When you are ungrounded, your breathing is constricted and all in your chest.

It is possible to process the feelings and help the world heal. To do so:

First you must free your breathing. Take deep breaths and expel forcefully if your chest feels really tight. then, breathe into your belly, freeing your diaphragm.

Then, come back to your own reality by grounding yourself. Breathe into your hips, legs, feet. Breathe down into your feet until they start to tingle, and you can feel the floor, and the earth. Feel your awareness, and your energy mingle with the energy of the earth.

Then, keeping your feet and legs, become aware of the rest of your body - your lower back, spine, rib cage area, shoulders, arms, hands, upper chest, upper back, neck, and head. Occupy all of your body, so that you are fully present in yourself, as much as possible at this moment.

Next, center. Become aware of the place in which you feel yourself BEING. Ask yourself to settle into that place. Watch what happens as you settle into the still point in which you are one with You, and Spirit, with. Rest here.

Then, to keep from being trapped in (the totally normal reactions of) helplessness, depression, and rage, be proactive - use energy to make something positive happen. So, when you feel filled with your present reality within your own body, and in the present moment with Spirit, while staying grounded, send White Light to all the people affected by the shooting.

Do not deplete yourself. Stay in the place of channeling Spirit's energy for healing, staying grounded in yourself. Don't give energy to dark side by getting lost in images, or news casts, or fear thoughts. Keep breathing, grounding, centering, and radiating White Light to those affected. And there are lots.

Keep on your task. The more you ground and center, and then radiate White Light, the more you'll feed the side of good. You'll be helping the world. Blessings to you, and to us all.

For more information and exercises on breathing, grounding, centering, and protecting yourself around toxic people, buy From Hurt to Joy: how to transform self-defeating patterns with Energy Dynamics., or any bookseller. Sarah Gillen, MA, LMFT, PCC, has practiced Energy Medicine for 30 years. She developed a trauma clearing technique synergized of Oriental Medicine, Psychology, and Energy Medicine. She trains practitioners, coaches, and clients in her techniques, and she also applies them to business settings in coaching executives.

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Monday, January 28

The Dream Incubation Experiment

My purpose in researching, writing about and investigating dreams is to help you to become aware of and appreciate the power of your dreams, and to provide you with information on how to use those dreams in a variety of useful ways. I want to inspire you to move from perhaps being an unconscious dreamer to where you're using your dreams for intentional foresight that will lead to personal, psychological and spiritual growth and evolution.

The solution to perplexing and sometimes frustrating problems, as well as everyday solutions to mundane issues, can reliably be resolved in the dreaming mind. Historical records bear witness to humanity's attempts to seek (and receive) guidance, wisdom and solutions through their dreams.

The ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Indigenous cultures, and many, many more have dedicated sacred sites, writings and resources to the study and incubation of healing, problem solving, creative and guidance dreams. Even in modern times, dreams have helped solve problems in science, politics, literature, religion and almost every other industry, segment or part of society, as well as with everyday concerns such as health, finance, relationships and so forth.

Inventions as varied as Elias Howe's sewing machine needle-where he dreamt the solution to the problem with the needle to be the placement of the hole at the pointed end-- and J. B. Parkinson's computer-controlled antiaircraft gun, were conceived in dreams. Scholar Herman Hilprecht reported that he dreamt that an Assyrian priest revealed the accurate translation of the stone of Nebuchadnezzar.

Problem Solving

The most common use of dream incubation is to request a solution to a current or continuing problem in your work or home life. These may be along the lines of whether to ask for a raise or make a career change; whether to have a baby or marry your current beau; If now is the right time to take the plunge and buy that little house, or move to another part of the country.

Several research studies have examined different aspects of problem solving and dreams. Wile, in 1934, addressed the incubation issue when he measured how long it took children to self-induce a dream on a desired topic. In 1974, Dement tested 500 undergraduate students by giving them three "brain-teaser" problems to solve while they slept. Morton Schatzman, in the 1980s repeated the Dement experiment, giving brain-teasers to huge numbers of people in England via the mass media.

Dr. Deirdre Barrett, of the Harvard Medical School, Behavioral Medicine Program, conducted a study of dream incubation for problem solving. However, unlike the researchers before her, she explored how subjects would do if they could solve problems of their own choice, rather than predetermined puzzles or problems.

One of the more interesting results of the Barrett study revealed that a solution was usually arrived at by the start of the dream. It didn't appear that the problem was being struggled with throughout the experience. However, in some instances, the solution was presented through subtle hints which built toward more obvious ones until the conscious mind finally "got the message."

Inventive and Scientific Solutions

Inventors, by nature are dreamers; sometimes in a very literal sense. Nikola Tesla, famous inventor of the high-voltage transformer (Tesla coil), for example, often perceived his inventions in dreams and in dream-like mental visions. Tesla reported that he "saw" his inventions as if they were real on the screen of his mind's eye. He claimed that the power of his imagery was such that he could do "experiments in his mind."

Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz was the great chemist who revolutionized the study of chemistry with the discovery of the Benzene molecule. In a dream he was shown an image of a snake biting its own tail and realized that the molecule was a "closed chain."

In 1922, Niels Bohr received the Nobel Prize in physics due to a dream that enlightened him. He was trying to figure out what the structure of an atom was. One evening he fell asleep and in his dreams he saw the nucleus of the atom, with the electrons spinning around it, just like our solar system with the sun and planets. He knew immediately that this was the solution to his problem. Further testing and experiments proved it to be true.

Creative Solutions

Dreams can provide creative insights and solutions as well as practical and mundane ones.

Mary Shelley, who in the company of her famous husband Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others had been reading aloud a collection of ghost stories, became part of a plan, suggested by Lord Byron, that they all write ghost stories of their own.

According to Mary Shelley's journal of April 1817, after listening to a long conversation between Byron and Shelley on the speculation that, "Perhaps a corpse would be reanimated," she retired to her bed well where, stimulated by the evening's conversation, was unable to sleep. When finally she did fall into blissful slumber her "imagination, unbidden, possessed and guided me, gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vividness far beyond the usual bounds of reverie," she wrote, and thus Frankenstein was born.

Robert Louis Stevenson was influenced by his dreams. He wrote an essay in which he called his dream helpers "the Brownies. Whenever he was stuck for a character, plot or story he'd make a request of his "Brownies" and in the morning he'd have what he needed.

Edgar Allen Poe's personal favourite work was The Lady Ligeia. He was particularly captivated by her eyes, which had met his in a dream. Her eyes were "far larger than the ordinary eyes of our race. They were even fuller than the fullest of the gazelle eyes of the tribe of the valley of the Nourjahad."

Healing Solutions

Like Edgar Cayce, though perhaps not to the same degree, we can all request health related information, advice and even diagnoses. In 2004, I was suffering with terrible headaches daily. I had visited the doctor but, after a cursory examination, he informed me that there was "nothing wrong." Frustrated with his evaluation and flippant attitude, I decided to diagnose the problem myself... with the help of my dreaming mind. The dream I received that night told me that my diet and my anger with a situation in my life at that time were the cause. A change in eating habits and attitude alleviated the headaches.

The Power Of The Mind

Anyone who's experienced a creative breakthrough or insight through their dreams knows that the dreaming mind has a power we don't experience while awake. This power is unfettered by time, space, or self-imposed limitations. It reaches into the endless, boundless and eternal universe of unmanifest potential, where unlimited ideas, inspirations and imaginings lay in wait.

When you incubate or request, a resolution, solution or guidance dream, your sub/unconscious and superconscious mind work in unison to bring you the best solution for you at the present time. In some instances you may have been thinking about a particularly troubling problem for days, weeks or even months, but hadn't been able to resolve the issue. Then, out of the blue, you have a dream that makes everything crystal clear. At other times, you might not have consciously been focused on any particular problem, but you have a dream that provides you with a big "fix" for your life in general. It may be that the issue was smouldering in the back of your mind for quite a while and your dreaming mind finally brought it to the forefront for you to deal with.

Incubation Method

There are tons of resources on how to incubate or request a specific dream. What I'm sharing here is my own personal method. Feel free to adjust it to your liking.

The most important part of dream incubation is setting an intention. The more clearly your intention is articulated, thought or written, the more likely it is that you'll dream the answer to your question, problem or issue.

Clearly define the issue in your conscious mind first. What do you want your dreams to work on? Are you seeking the answer to a technical question or a career decision? Are you inquiring into a health or physical concern? Are you debating a relationship issue? By clearly understanding the problem or concern, you'll better understand the solution given.

If you usually keep a dream journal, write out your question or query on a new page. If you don't have a dream journal, any piece of paper will do. If you can draw an image, add a photograph, sketch the problem, add the additional information.

Once you settle into bed for the night, start thinking about the issue you want your dreams to work on. Repeat the question or statement you wrote out, over and over while you drift off to sleep.

That's all there is to it. You may not get an answer, solution or response the first time you try dream incubation. If this is the case, don't be disheartened. If you keep with it, you will get the answers you need. The most common reason new dreamworkers feel that their efforts yield no results is that they don't recognize that the dream or dreams they receive relate to the problem at hand (or each other). However, what I've found is that once I begin investigating the dream story, I'm surprised to discover how much they do in fact relate to my concerns and that they do indeed offer practical and sound solutions.

Like any new skill, dream incubation takes a little bit of practice and some patients. Once you begin using your dreams to explore and resolve issues, problems and concerns, you'll discover how invaluable the information they offer really is and you'll wonder why you didn't start requesting guidance sooner.

The Experiment

The point of this entire article is to provide the background and reason for an experiment I'm conducting, and to invite you to take part in the research. From October 31, 2012 to December 31, 2012 I'll be requesting information from my dreams on a variety of topics. I will also be attempting to incubate information for others as well.

Every day (or once I receive an answer/response to a dream query) I'll post the pre-dream request or question on the blog at: I'll then post the dream I receive. If you would like to participate, either by incubating your own questions/queries or by requesting that I incubate an issue for you, post your question or incubation and dream on the blog.

At the end of the eight weeks, I'll write up a report and article on the experiment and our results.

Terry Gillis is a dream investigator, researcher and author and would like to invite you to participate in her ongoing research and become a part of the growing dream community by posting your dreams on her blog.

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Sunday, January 27

Verifying God's Existence and Curing Mental Illnesses

Carl Jung discovered that our dreams are produced by the unconscious mind in the end of a barbarous century. The beginning of the twentieth century was marked by two world wars. The end of this century was characterized by a sudden scientific and technologic progress, and the predominance of atheism.

The world changed very much. On one hand, this progress was positive and it helped us in many ways. On the other hand, many tragic mistakes transformed our civilization into an always more absurd and cruel civilization.

I continued Carl Jung's research in order to denounce the irresponsibility of the human race. I discovered that we are absurd from birth, and we tend to acquire worse mental illnesses with time, while we are not doing anything to prevent craziness.

Mental illnesses are invincible. We have to do everything we can in order to prevent the formation of mental disorders, without wasting time.

The symptoms of severe mental illnesses are unbearable. They are caused by our anti-conscience, which is the wild side of our conscience. The anti-conscience causes dizziness, fainting, oral and visual distortions, emptiness in the mind (blackout), panic attacks, and hallucinations with the intention to destroy our conscience and control our behavior. It also sends numerous absurd thoughts to our conscience.

Nothing can be worse than a severe mental illness for a mentally ill person, and for their environment. Mental illnesses transform human beings into violent monsters tortured by unbearable feelings because they are controlled by their wild conscience.

The anti-conscience is a primate that can think. It has satanic characteristics because it is the tragic result of the disorganized formation of the first live conscience, and it refuses to change its behavior. When the anti-conscience manages to completely destroy a person's human conscience, it permanently takes the place of their ego, and acts in their place.

We cannot keep ignoring the existence of terror and try to live well in parallel with craziness and despair if we want to eliminate all mental illnesses forever. Our anti-conscience cannot be transformed into human conscience in a world characterized by violence.

Our world must be a place where everyone will have the chance to transform their wild nature into human nature, so that they may evolve and find happiness in life.

If we are indifferent to the existence of terror on Earth and we do nothing to eliminate poverty, we cannot but suffer because of the tragic consequences of our ridiculous mistakes. Our attempts to cure mental illnesses while closing our eyes to the terror that prevails in our world are predestined to fail from the beginning, exactly because they are absurd.

Our military power, our wars, our crimes, and our hypocrisy prove that we are barbarous and insane creatures. We cannot put and end to mental illnesses if we live in a place where terror, violence, and despair exist.

If we were not insane, we wouldn't be indifferent to poverty, and to the violence that characterizes our world. We wouldn't be able to sing and dance, while knowing that other people are dying of hunger or being victims of violent attacks.

We would suffer with the suffering we observe, and we would do everything we could in order to put and end to this suffering. We would care about eliminating terror, poverty, immorality, and violence on Earth the same way we care about eating and living well. Our apathy before so many horrors clearly indicates that we are totally insensitive.

There is no human sensitivity in our frozen hearts.

If you want to be balanced, you must an exception. You have to be sensitive and suffer with other people's pain. You must care about everyone's life; not only your own. You cannot be insensitive and distant.

The meaning of your dreams helps you understand this truth and stop making the common mistakes of the human race. Through dream translation you acquire permanent sound mental health because you eliminate the evilness and the absurdity you have inherited in your brain, and the evilness and absurdity of the world. You stop closing your eyes to what is bad.

This doesn't mean that you live crying, but that you act. You do everything you can do to save the world; the same way you do everything you can to improve your own life. You stop observing the chaotic situation of the world with apathy and lack of responsibility. You understand that you have to do your part. The world needs your contribution.

God sends you dreams with information and guidance in order to help you eliminate your satanic anti-conscience and attain sanctity through consciousness. You can verify this truth into practice by translating the meaning of your dreams based on the scientific method of dream interpretation.

You should desire to follow a path of psychological and spiritual transformation with the intention to have the behavior of a saint.

Now, you are probably worried, thinking that God will make you abandon the luxury of your house and be poor.

Does God want to see you living on poverty? Why are all saints always poor?

They are poor because they understand that they cannot ignore the suffering of the world and indifferently enjoy their lives, glad with the material pleasures that other people cannot have.

God wants to see you having everything you need. You don't live on Earth in order to pass through poverty. This is not what God prepared for you.

Poverty is a result of the influence of the absurd and evil anti-conscience into everyone's conscience. If our world is a living hell where many people are starving while a privileged group is living well, this is because we created this absurd situation.

God created our planet in order to transform our anti-conscience into human content through wisdom and sensitivity. Many times we have to accept suffering in order to learn how to be wise. However, it is not God's intention to make us pass through an unbearable hell while we are alive. The unbearable situation that prevails in our world is a result of our own absurdity.

We have the moral obligation to eliminate poverty on Earth if we want to eliminate terror. Those who live on poverty cannot but spread terror everywhere, since they live on terror. This means that they are completely controlled by their anti-conscience.

Everyone else is also controlled (or only sometimes influenced) by their evil and absurd anti-conscience the same way. This is why they are indifferent to the misery of those who are starving.

When Jesus said that "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" He meant that those who are rich care only about feeding their ego. They are totally indifferent to the misery of the poor. This is why they cannot but go to hell.

Jesus was condemning the rich man because of his selfishness and greed, and not because of his desire to be wealthy.

God gives us food in abundance, but we don't want to share our food with our brothers and sisters. We prefer to be cruel because we like to be kings, and have many slaves. Our satanic nature is responsible for the cruelty that characterizes our behavior and the terror that characterizes our world.

We have to indispensably put an end to poverty on Earth, so that we may be able to put an end to terror, violence, and immorality, and then, eliminate all mental illnesses. The divine unconscious mind can help us discover how to feed humanity, without letting anyone die of hunger.

We will surely find salvation when we'll put an end to the unbearable situations of the world, and pass through a process of psychological and spiritual transformation. God can help us attain all goals with His lessons in dreams. We only have to seriously obey the divine guidance.

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung's research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to exactly translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness. Learn more at:

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Saturday, January 26

How to Boost Your Energy Levels in Just 5 Minutes

If you want more energy to remain active and enjoy your day, you can make use of the following tips to give you the extra boost that you need to conquer all the challenges that you will face during the day:

Tip 1-Make your bed

Even though this sounds small and insignificant, this 'small' ritual helps to create a calm atmosphere in your bedroom. This calm atmosphere causes a soothing feeling to permeate through your bedroom which helps you to relax and sleep better when you are in your room.

Therefore, if you are able to use this it will help you to sleep very well at night so that when you wake up in the morning, you would be highly refreshed and strong enough to face the challenges of the day.

Tip 2-Prepare and pack a snack before you leave the house

Prepare a healthy snack to take with you before you leave your house in the morning. You can make use of fruits, unsalted nuts, and vegetables to make healthy snacks. If you have your healthy snacks ready in the afternoon, you will not be tempted to eat junk foods when you start to feel hungry.

Tip 3-Tidy your desk

Remove all the stray papers, scattered coffee mugs and all other things that clutter up your desk. If you can tidy up your external environment, you will be more organised and focused.

Tip 4-Listen to music

Good music helps to lower your blood pressure and your stress levels; it also helps to elevate your moods and keep you upbeat more easily. Download as much music as you like into a playlist on your MP3 player which you can listen to when you are at work and when you are exercising.

However, make sure you don't set the volume of your earpiece to a very high volume so that you don't end up damaging your eardrums.

Tip 5-Sniff soothing natural scents

Some fruits like lemons, basils, junipers, and lavenders have natural stress relieving scents that you can sniff to calm down your nerves.

Tip 6-Gentle stretching

Engage in gentle stretching exercises. You can stretch your arms over your head, and you can also raise and lower your shoulders gently a couple of times. These stretching movements help to improve the circulation of blood in your body and they also help to relax muscular tightness that is caused by the effect of stress.

Tip 7-Meditation

You can take out time to ponder upon bible verses that talk about the goodness and the faithfulness of God; you can meditate on inspiring bible verses from the book of psalms.

Tip 8-Count your blessings

Count and keep a record of every good thing that has happened to you. If you keep your mind constantly thinking about the all the negative things that are happening in the world around you, you will be drained of all your energy.

However, if you (and you can) choose to deliberately keep your mind on only the good things that are happening to you, you would experience higher levels of inner energy as you give thanks for all the good things that has happened to you.

Tip 9-Turn off your gadgets

Take a break from your tablet, personal computer, flat screen television, and mobile phones from time to time. Just switch off everything and unwind especially at night before you go to bed.

Even though the world is on for 24 hours every day of the week, you should switch off from time to time.

Tip 10-Set your priorities

You cannot do everything that you want to do every time. Make a list of all the things that you want to do and arrange them in their order of importance and then you can start doing them one after the other as you start from the top of the list.

If you do this, you will gradually do most of what you want to do after some time. By the way, are you interested in knowing the healthy foods that you must eat to stay fit, trim and healthy?

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Friday, January 25

Revelations in Dreams, God's Anger and His Punishments

Since our dreams are produced by God, when I became a dream expert I also became a prophet able to decipher God's revelations in dreams. I had verified into practice that I could completely trust the dream messages without fear. God was not a liar. The dream messages were real.

Carl Jung was a cold psychiatrist and this is why he couldn't perceive the unconscious sanctity. He could only perceive the unconscious wisdom. This is why he had concluded that the unconscious mind is God's mind.

Of course, he understood that there was a religious side in the divine origin of the unconscious mind, but his occupation with this matter was superficial. He concentrated his attention mainly on the scientific value of the unconscious guidance in dreams.

I concentrated my attention also on the religious side of this matter.

Carl Jung was unable to perceive the unconscious sanctity because he followed the mindset of his historical time. He believed that we shouldn't have limitations and decide everything based on our moral principals and our pre-established definitions about what is good or bad.

This conclusion was absurd, but he couldn't understand this truth with the knowledge he had. If something is not good, it unavoidably is bad. When we disregard our moral principals we will surely become neurotic and surely suffer very much, besides surely causing suffering to everyone around us.

If we don't respect what is good and we are evil, we will unavoidably end up on terror and despair. Our moral principals protect our sanity.

Carl Jung disliked the idea to condemn the human behavior. He preferred to criticize religious truths based on scientific concepts.

When I managed to translate the meaning of dreams better than him and I verified the unconscious wisdom, I was indifferent to the religious side of this matter, exactly like him. I understood that I should respect the divine wisdom only later, when I perceived the sanctity contained in the dream messages. Only then could I understand that I had to be God's server instead of believing that the unconscious mind was my employee.

God thanked me because I understood my position. Then, He started telling me what to do.

He told me that I was a terrible demon, but He would give me the chance to save my sanity. I had to attain sanctity after passing though numerous crucifixions. I was very strong and this is why I could help Him eliminate evilness on Earth. A sensitive saint would never bear all the suffering I could bear because I was a violent demon.

I had to put his plan for the elimination of craziness and terror into practice and pass through an unbearable hell.

I thanked God because He gave me the chance to save my sanity. Without His guidance I would unavoidably become schizophrenic like my father.

However, I disagreed with his plan. I didn't want to be a hero.

God told me that He was afraid to trust a demon like me, but I had to pay Him back. He had suffered very much in order to make me pay attention to His words.

My literary talent was His gift. It was a bridge that was always uniting me with His wisdom.

I couldn't immediately understand what I had written when I was guided by my magical inspiration. I had to read my words many times until I could really understand their meaning. These words always had a wise meaning, even though I was young and ignorant.

Everything started making sense when I became a dream expert and I could clearly understand the symbolic meaning of dream images in dreams and in literary works. Jung had analyzed the writings of many authors who were inspired by the unconscious mind like me.

God showed me that He was revolted with the Catholic and the Orthodox Church. He would punish the members of both churches a thousand times more than the worst sinners of world.

I was baptized in both churches because my parents are Greek and therefore, Orthodox. They had decided to live in Brazil, where I was born, and this is why I studied in a Catholic school.

God showed me in dream messages that He was disgusted with the members of the Catholic and the Orthodox church because of their indifference to the horrors of the world. He told me that all members of both churches were terrible demons. Satan rules God's churches in our world.

Satan is our wild conscience. When our anti-conscience manages to destroy a big portion of our human conscience, we become visibly mentally ill. However, we are constantly influenced by our satanic anti-conscience even when our human conscience is strong.

I had to meticulously study the meaning of hypocrisy in order to understand God's anger.

I also had to face many humiliations. The members of both churches didn't believe in God's existence, and they didn't believe in miracles.

I was immediately attacked by many Catholic priests when I told them that I had discovered that we are demons and God suffers very much because of our existence.

Nobody believed that this was a divine revelation.

They told me that God had already revealed everything He had to show to the world a long time ago.

God was forbidden to make new revelations. The members of the church decided on His behalf that all revelations had happened in the past and now all revelations had ended.

When I told them that God was revolted with the members of the church because all human beings are demons and the church is not doing anything to save humanity from hell, all priests humiliated me, showing me how insignificant I was.

Nobody wanted to learn more details about my discoveries.

Whenever I tried to show to a certain priest what I had discovered after continuing Carl Jung's research into the unknown region of the human psyche, I was interrupted before being able to explain anything. Every priest would give me lessons, and tell me what a certain saint or a certain philosopher had said about this matter in the past.

I didn't need to give them explanations. They knew everything better than me. They seemed to know everything even better than God.

I hated all the conversations I had to have with the priests and nuns. However, I had to obey God's guidance like a soldier, no matter how much I hated my mission. My personal opinion had no value. The way I was feeling was unimportant too. Nothing could be more important than God's plan for the elimination of craziness and terror.

This was the only way I could help God stop suffering. His heart was always bleeding because we are not really human.

God told me that He was more than desperate. He was trying to put an end to craziness and terror during billions of years without success. He didn't know how He could still believe in this possibility and still keep trying to save the human race. He begged me to obey his guidance without complaining.

I agreed to obey His guidance, but I was always complaining because I disagreed with my suffering.

I had various discussions about God's pain with many priests and nuns. I asked them if they believed that God was always suffering because of our craziness, but they told me that God didn't suffer like us, poor human beings.

They believed that God shows apathy before the terror that rules our world; a world characterized by poverty, immorality, greed, wars, numerous crimes, and infinite lies.

In the beginning of 1991 God told me that I had to meet the bishop because this was an important part of his plan. The bishop of the Catholic church of Athens (father Nikolaos Foskolos) was very rude with me in the phone when I called him up with the intention to talk with him about my discoveries. He told me that he knew who I was. He had already learned about my existence and my discussions with many priests.

I told him that I had to tell him important revelations found in dreams translated based on Carl Jung's method of dream interpretation. He accepted to see me in the end of the week when he attended the public, but only for a few minutes, and only because I insisted.

It was obvious to me that the attempt to convince an ignorant and arrogant creature like the bishop that my discoveries were real was predestined to fail. This meeting was a waste of time. I knew beforehand that he wouldn't believe my words.

However, God not only insisted, as well as He sent me a flue. I was always punished whenever I disagreed with His guidance. God forced me to be obedient.

I would do the same if I was in His place. His suffering was more than unbearable and He depended on someone's obedience.

I met the bishop a certain Friday morning in his very well equipped office, which was far from being modest. I told him that humanity would condemn the church when I would prove to the world that we are demons and everyone goes to hell after death. I told him that I was writing a scientific book to prove these truths to the world.

He told me that I was free to write whatever I had the intention to. He had no objections.

Then, I told him that God was revolted with the members of the Catholic church, reminding Him Jesus' words: "The servers who know what the Lord expects from them but don't do what the Lord expects from them will be punished in double". In other words, God punishes more those who know what He wants from them but refuse to do their obligation, than those who ignore His will.

The bishop was not afraid. He didn't believe that he was disobeying God only because he was not paying attention to my revelations.

I told him that God was revolted also because the Catholic church stopped believing in the existence of demons, while Jesus gave us many lessons about Satan.

The bishop gave me a piece of paper, where he had written something. The word 'demon' was there, in a sentence. He was trying to show me with this document that he believed in the demon, and He didn't need to be reminded by me.

Then, he opened the big wooden door of his office, showing me the way out. I thanked him for his time and left, glad because he didn't hit me. At least he seemed to be civilized.

After this experience I understood why the meeting with the bishop was so important. God didn't expect to see me convincing him of anything. God wanted to show me how alone He was. I was the only one who was precisely obeying His guidance on Earth.

All human beings are demons who merely pretend to be human. God is always angry with all sinners.

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Thursday, January 24

Emotional Triggers, the Power of Anticipation

I have never gone to a party or gathering with the intentions to be tagged as the funk of the night. Instead I looked forward to getting out of work mode and into the mode of joy. Preparing to meet and greet happy people, who just want to let their hair down, relax and be totally beautiful, is an inspiring and exciting opportunity. Similarly during holiday season's it is a fact that people who get in the spirit of being jolly usually land there.

Can we learn from the magic of the high note? Have you ever noticed how people are naturally happier during the festive seasons? I have, in fact it is accurate to say that outside of the holiday season most people, that would normally pass you by without saying a word, suddenly adopt the gift of greetings. More people carry on with new pep in their step, in a blissful spirit uttering some of the following warm wishes;

- Happy thanksgiving

- Merry Christmas

- Season's Greetings

- Happy New Year

- Happy Valentine's Day

- Happy Easter

- Happy Independence day, labor day etc...

On a normal day outside of the holidays a simple good morning or hello might be like pulling teeth for many, for whatever reason. Perhaps people who need people are becoming afraid of people and of each other. Could fear be driving such blah? Could the excitement of unity and celebration be so stimulating that it gives immunity from such apprehension on any given day? If you pay attention you will note that the power of anticipation and excitement peaks joy.

Why? This rings true because of the magnificent ingenuity of you. Your body is designed to respond to emotion. Emotions either negatively or positively impact our mind, body and spirit. The State of Euphoria is good for the soul because people are in the mode of anticipation. Joy is naturally motivated by the likelihood of gain, which is exciting. It feels good to get rewards and recognition, promotion, being the top choice and winning. On the physical side the body is producing higher levels of those happy chemicals called serotonin.

Serotonin and dopamine are released in the brain when we increase activity and experience excitement that drives our adrenalin up. When we are stimulated we are also motivated. Motivation leads to more energy which leads to better attitudes and greater productivity, which leads to favorable conditions around us. When we are able to live and operate in favorable conditions we are happier, healthier and more likely to become masters of living within the magic of the high note.

There are countless benefits behind the scenes of life's high notes or more specifically, your ability to maintain happiness throughout the year. When you are happy serotonin is plenteous and affects your system in functioning optimally by;

- Regulating sleeping and awake cycles

- Stabilizing a healthy mood

- Increasing your libido

- Establishing a healthy appetite

- Ward's of depression

You can help your body out with increasing the production of this happy juice by

- Exercising, Getting 8 hours of sleep and Eating Healthy

- Through Temperance, Prayer and Meditation

- Hydrating, Getting Fresh Air and Sun Light

- Organizing and keeping clean surroundings

- Decking your walls (your body, mind, spirit and surroundings)

Knowing all of this, it would only make sense to take note of how internal and external stimulants positively influence our moods. Healthy moods lead to healthy living. Why not live in happy mode more often? You can leverage the magic of anticipation in your daily life by supporting your mind body and spirit with what it needs. The payoff will be mountainous!

Sonya R. Ward is the founder of Harmony Success Solutions an online coaching & development practicum designed to empower and serve individuals, groups, organizations and communities.

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Wednesday, January 23

Health Is Your Most Valuable Asset

We have heard it time and time again "your health is your most important and valuable asset", so why does the average person forgo their health?

According to Bloomberg, Apple's profit raised 94% with global growing iPhone demand. Approximately 85,000 new cars are sold each month in Australia - the Australian bureau of statistics.

According to a 2006 survey discovered the average man owns 12 pairs of shoes and women 27.

But how much do you spend on your health.

Do you prioritize shoes before vegetables, do you prioritize a new car before going for a walk, do you prioritize TV and mobile phones before going to your chiropractor.

Your worth and value is dependent on your health. You can't forget your most valuable asset and prioritize worthless objects and expect to thrive in life.

But the drive to consume has been proven greater than the need to thrive. Disease statistics are alarming. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before 85 yrs old (cancer council). Heart Disease kills one Australian every 11 minutes, affects more than 3.4 million Australians and prevents 1.4 million people from living a full life because of disability caused by the disease (heart foundation). In 2007-08, an estimated 898,800 Australians had been diagnosed with diabetes (self-reports to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 2007-08 National Health Survey)

These are all preventable diseases. It is time we commit to being smarter, stop thinking about it, do it. Your health IS your most valuable asset and it is time to invest.

Walking for 30 mins/day will cut your risk of hypertension and diabetes, reduce the risk and effects of cancer, protect against miscarriages, better your sexual health, rejuvenate your mind and sprit, manage metabolism and weight, improve brain power and add years to your life.

Drinking enough water will help you lose weight, is a natural remedy for headaches, hydrates your skin making you stay younger, increased concentration and productivity, helps digestion, keeps your joints hydrated and reduces the risk of injury, helps immune function decreasing sickness, relieves fatigue, puts you in a good mood and reduces the risk of cancer.

Having good posture will relieve pain, protect your joints, prevent injury, help you breath better, improves cardiac output and circulation, relaxes your muscles, improves motivation, self-esteem, productivity, purpose and makes you look great.

Chiropractic is the largest healing medicine outside traditional medicine, and has a long history of positive influence on health care since the 1900's. See your chiropractor today.

Dr Cate Andrews - Chiropractor, Goondiwindi QLD 4390. T 0000 0000 / F 0000 0000
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Tuesday, January 22

Benefits of Relaxation to Your Fitness

Many people imagine taking a vacation, watching TV, or hanging out with friends when relaxing instead of using a few simple relaxation techniques that can have a large increase in the general fitness of an individual. People attending a fitness resort often feel large benefits when they take part in relaxing exercise programs, such as yoga and meditation; other relaxing activities, such as spending time in a sauna can replicate the activities of exercise in the individual.

Relaxation is the process of relieving the stresses of both the mind and the body; in terms of both mind and body a professionally administered massage at a weight loss camp can help increase the general health of people. Relaxation techniques can be used to decrease the heart rate of individuals and lower blood pressure; during a fitness resort stay relaxation techniques are often taught to residents in an attempt to increase their all round health. Completion of exercise and relaxation techniques, such as the ancient oriental art of Tai Chi can have a great effect on the body by helping to increase oxygen levels, which in turn increases energy levels. The removal of stress and negativity from both the mind and body is often taught at a weight loss camp in an attempt to boost energy levels and general health.

The benefits of a relaxing activity, such as spending a short time in a sauna or swimming in a warm pool are two fold. These activities, which are often part of a weight loss camp at a fitness resort widen the blood vessels through the application of heat to the body and allow a greater supply of blood to flow through the body. This can be of great help to people in their everyday lives and when attending a fitness camp as increased blood flow combined with sweating heavily can replicate a exercise activity such as a fast walk.

It is important to remember these things as you workout because stress affects the mind and the body. You have to learn to detox your mind and liberate yourself. Also, your muscles need time to heal and recover from your workouts. Hot baths and saunas are therapeutic in muscle recovery and you will feel ready for the next workout. By attending a fitness camp you will have these relaxation techniques integrated into your workout routines throughout the week, and they will teach you how to take it home to continue your fitness journey.

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Monday, January 21

Be Smart, Set Your SMART Fitness Goals

If you're serious about taking some steps to put your body and spirit in better shape, you'll have too make some plans and goals. On the other hand, you have to keep up to what you write out, be honest to yourself. It really makes no purpose to waste time and energy into thinking about what you want to achieve, and then actually working it all out, and then not making it happen.

Some of you may have heard of them, but a lot of you haven't. It's SMART goals. Now, what do you mean - smart?

Well, it's smart, but actually it's S.M.A.R.T.

S - Specific

M - Measurable

A - Attainable

R - Realistic

T - Timel-bound

Specific - it's about defining what you want to achieve by answering the five "W" questions:

Who - who is involved? Will you do it alone, or with accompaniment, will you have a friend going with you to work out, and support you if your will goes down at some moments? Will you have a personal trainer?
What - what is it that you want to achieve? Saying something too simple, as, get in the shape, won't let you have something to hold on as you'll be working. For example, weight yourself and define how many pounds you want to loose.
Where - your gym location? Are there any other important places for your body development?
When - time bound for your results to happen, also define time when you'll be available for devoting yourself towards achieving results.
Why - define your reasons. The stronger your reasons, the more motivation you'll have to work. Whenever you don't feel like doing it, just remind yourself of all the reasons you've started doing it. That will keep you going at rough times.

Measurable - find a way to measure progress towards the achievement of goals you define. If you want to build up your leg muscles, for example, and you define that you'll be achieving that by doing 60 leg presses a week, and if you go to gym 3 times a week, you'll need to do 20 on each training.

Attainable - far away goals might turn to simple attainable ones if you prethink the sacrifice and development of your abilities, skills, attitude and financially means to reach them. You'll surprise yourself finding things you might have already done to get closer to what you want to achieve.

Realistic - you must be willing and able to work in order to make your goals realistic. It isn't realistic to say that you'll loose 10 pounds without lifting a finger, let alone a weight. Think about what prevents you from dedication towards the goals you have in mind.

Time-bound - as already said, set up a time frame for everything you want to have under your control. Write out that date on a piece of paper you'll see every day, and that'll remind you to work and do whatever it takes to achieve desired goal by that date.

So, that's it. Your pens should be on paper right now, writing out everything you want to happen to you. It can get hard to verbalize and write out your goals to such details, but, the more you're clear with yourself about why you're doing something, the more possibility there is for that to actually be done.

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