TIPS FOR TODAY:
# 1 – The Cure Is, a full-length documentary on health and healing featuring such experts as Dr. Sue Morter, Gregg Braden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and Dr. Bernie Siegel is now available for on-line viewing.
The Cure Is is about how every human body is brilliantly designed for vitality and longevity, and reveals one of the most profound ancient health formulas to be released in over a century. The film includes amazing true stories woven with testimonials from top scientists, doctors and evolutionary leaders that will radically shift the way you look at health and disease forever.
“This film will transform your life!” — Laurie Faulkner, cancer survivor
# 2 – Wow, an amazing story about paralyzed dogs regaining use of their legs…
# 3 – For people in my part of the country it’s getting to be hot chocolate weather, where a cup of aromatic cocoa can be a pleasant and warming winter treat (and thus make the evolutionary process easier ;-))…
There are as many hot chocolate recipes as there are hot chocolate aficionados, and it’s nice to know that if you use the right kind of ingredients, the drink can be full of health benefits. Here’s a recipe from an article at Natural News; adjust as you like for quantity and richness. This recipe can be for vegans or for those who prefer real cream, depending on your choice of ingredients. Makes one serving.
In a 14-16 oz. mug add two well-rounded teaspoons of cocoa powder, preferably a premium, unsweetened organic chocolate. Heat 12 oz. coconut milk. Remove from the heat just before it starts boiling and pour a very small amount into the cup, stirring with a spoon or whisk until the cocoa melts. Add the rest of the coconut milk, leaving room for additional cream. Add a pinch of Himalayan crystal salt to the steaming mug, one cinnamon stick, about half a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a pinch of raw vanilla powder (you can get this from Raw Food World), stevia to taste (I have some Sweet Leaf Liquid Vanilla Creme Stevia that would probably work great for covering both the vanilla and the stevia), and (for non-vegans) organic or raw heavy cream, plain or whipped.
Coconut whipped cream may be substituted and is easy to make from a chilled can of coconut cream. Or add marshmallows, nutmeg, or a tiny pinch of cayenne.
# 4 – An insightful article from Guy Finley on four words that can change your life…
Key Lesson: Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words lives all one needs to know and practice, that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, true and loving.
Each time we see the need to let go of something — a bad habit that drags us down, an unsatisfactory relationship, a career choice that can’t complete us in the way we dreamed it would, or maybe unrealistic expectations of ours about others that eventually spoil our partnerships with them — whatever it may be: what is it that’s actually happened in these moments of honest self-examination? See if this simple answer doesn’t describe our situation.
Aren’t we being “asked” to give up an existing relationship in order to make room in our lives for something higher? Of course we are. Then why is it so hard to act on our intuition? After all, who doesn’t want a life that’s better, brighter, and truer? Here’s why we hesitate to make this exchange, as so many of us do: the real challenge in such moments is that what we must choose in favor of can’t be seen by our physical eyes!
Inherent in any true spiritual surrender is this one inescapable fact: we can’t hope to realize the actual nature of that new and greater relationship we seek until we have released the old one.
When it comes to letting go and growing beyond who and what we have been up until that time, the deal is non-negotiable: first comes our gradual awakening to what no longer works for us, followed by the inner work to release the same. Then, and only then, dawns the discovery and realization of what is — in all cases — a new and higher order of our self; our life is transformed. Confidence, contentment, and compassion become our constant companions.
To the point: letting go follows our realization that holding on is of no further use! In one way or another, we start seeing how all of our old tried-and-true solutions have proven themselves to be “false friends.”
Whether wanted or not, we stand at the threshold of that unfamiliar and innermost territory called the “dark night of the soul”; we now know that of ourselves we can do no more for ourselves. And so we wait there in our uncertainty, caught, as it were, between two possibilities, neither of which is wanted. In one hand, there is the “rock” of not wanting to go through what we know must be done; in the other is “the hard place” of seeing that no other options are available. Our one great fear is that if we do let go, our fate is sealed. We will fall into that dark, yawning abyss before us called “not knowing what will become of us” — a forbidding place from which we believe there may be no escape! But this is a false assumption based upon an equally false perception. It’s a lie produced by the false self to keep us from answering the call to it leave behind. Here is the truth of the matter, which you will know from yourself each time you dare to let go: You do not fall. Instead, you rise!
(This article is excerpted from The Secret of Letting Go. BTW, Guy’s Life of Learning Foundation is offering specials on some of his products–which are very reasonably priced even when not on sale–that would make great holiday gifts for friends and family. And don’t forget to pick up your free welcome kit when you visit the site.)
# 5 – And this update from astrograph.com on the full moon ties in nicely with the article in #4 and the idea of letting go…
With Wednesday’s Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon we reach the second of the pair of late fall eclipses, with the one feeding off the other. Eclipses usually come in pairs, sometimes in threes, as the Sun and Moon flirt with the nodal points in the Moon’s orbit, those imaginary and mystical poles that represent the line of coincidence between the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the Moon’s orbit around the Earth. In modern Western astrology, the Moon’s nodes represent sensitive points in your chart. According to the school of Evolutionary Astrology, and most Western practice, the South Node carries the meaning of who you were in past lifetimes, while the North Noderepresents where you are heading in this lifetime – an unfamiliar area that you must somehow learn the intricacies of in order that your soul purpose destiny is fulfilled.
The Full Moon time also represents a fulfillment of the promise of the New Moon, and an eclipse New Moon is more powerful and longer lasting; effects can be seen over at least a six-month period. Therefore the Scorpio moment of the November 13th New Moon represents an important area of your chart; either your Solar Chart (the basis of Sun Sign columns) or your chart with its actual rising sign. Wherever the 22nd degree of Scorpio might fall in either chart format, it would be an excellent idea for you to pay close attention to and to witness your growth, or your obstacles to growth, in this area of your life. Now, with the culmination of the Gemini Full Moon eclipse, the pair of opposite signs Sagittarius and Gemini are invoked, as the next stage in the unfolding of the ideas incubated at the time of the New Moon two weeks ago. These signs are all about learning and growing through increasing knowledge of ourselves, so that we are back in the school of life once more in order that we better understand our actual experience.
It is significant as well that this extra-powerful Full Moon energy pulls in all the outer planets, and that these have a lot to do with spiritual evolution in the broadest possible terms. The Sun and Moon light up Uranus by trine and sextile, Neptune by square, plus Pluto and also Saturn by semi-sextile and quincunx. Saturn is in sextile with Pluto at very nearly the same degree of compatible signs, with Saturn in Pluto‘s sign of Scorpiowhile Pluto resides in Saturn‘s sign of Capricorn. These each make a quincunx to the Lunar Eclipse Moon, a configuration known as a Yod, or “finger of God.” The Sun in opposition is also of course a factor, creating what is technically called a ‘Kite pattern.’ Simultaneously, Venus and Mars help out by being respectively conjunctSaturn and Pluto. To top it off, the Moon conjuncts Jupiter while Saturn is parallel as well as sextile to Pluto. This is an extremely potent configuration, and echoes once again the slumbering Uranus–Pluto square (which is scheduled to come roaring back in the spring of 2013) and at this momentary late fall time with Saturn a strong component. The intellectually curious sign of Gemini, the transformational sign of Scorpio and as well as the universal signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn are strongly emphasized.
So wherever these four signs land in your chart, you are now faced with issues to deal with, and to reflect upon, for these next six months. Saturn with Pluto means that some basically unwilling structure has to change. This could be the structure of your life itself, or some part of that structure that no longer fits with what you aspire to in terms of your soul’s intention. Sagittarius implies that learning and new understanding are intimately involved in this intention of yours to change, based on re-framing the events of the past year or even of the past two weeks. This need not be dire; learning is fun. There is implicit joy as well as pain in letting go of the factors in your life that no longer serve you. However this is not the time to hide your head in the sand, any longer, but rather to raise it up.
(For more on the full moon/lunar eclipse, see yesterday’s post.)
# 6 – Words of wisdom…
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