Worry, May You Be Blessed, I AM the movie, Activating the Impulse of Evolution, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – A good one to keep in mind…

#2 – An inspiring video titled May You Be Blessed….a great antidote to worry.  :-)

http://www.flickspire.com/m/LittleeInc/MayYouBeBlessed?lsid=0b305ea88a861c65cccf1707bc2731b0

# 3 – This is a little late notice, but renowned evolutionary Craig Hamilton offered a free event on March 14th and there will be a repeat performance at noon EDT today…

In Activating the Impulse of Evolution, Craig will describe the step-by-step process he’s developed to awaken and activate this mysterious yet powerful aspect of your own nature. When you activate this evolutionary impulse, it’s like getting an “upgrade” to a part of your nature that is entirely unconstrained by the limitations of the old programming. You then have instant access to a wellspring of capacities you’ve previously struggled to embody.

From this fresh new vantage point, you will naturally begin to relate in optimal, effective ways to change, obstacles, challenges, and limitations–as well as to healthy risks and possibilities. Even if you can’t attend live, be sure to register anyway, so you can listen to the audio afterward.

# 4 – Wow, Mother Nature does it again! A blanket of clouds in North Bend, Oregon

# 5 – Watch this trailer to I AM the movie and see if it’s playing near you…

http://www.iamthedoc.com/

# 6 – And Abraham brings up a good point…

“The person that needs to do something is not that person. The person that needs to do something is you! Some of those people in your life do not deserve your good thoughts. In other words, “They are bad. They are evil. They are wrong! They are inappropriate. They do not deserve your good thoughts,” and you stubbornly are not going to give them any. They may not deserve your good thoughts. But you do. You deserve your good thoughts about them. This is what the Art of Allowing is. It’s allowing my own Well-being.”– Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Teachers, Virgo full moon, 3 Gateways of Mastery, Swiss oatmeal, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1- Yes!

# 2 – An healthy and quick recipe you can make the night before and have ready for breakfast…

 http://www.thefauxmartha.com/2010/08/15/swiss-oatmeal/

# 3 – And here’s an invite from The Shift Network

We are delighted to share with you a free global online seminar featuring don Miguel Ruiz, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements. It’s called:  “The 3 Gateways Of Mastery: Essential Toltec Teachings to Create Your Life with Artistry”

don Miguel Ruiz is one of the world’s most cherished spiritual teachers and has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of ancient Toltec teachings and applying them in a modern context.

During this global event, don Miguel will address how to turn a good-enough life into a masterpiece. What’s required, he says, is becoming a masterful Artist of your own destiny. He has a unique view on how to do that.

On this call, you will learn how to takes steps into mastery by dissolving your old stories with awareness and beginning to design new ones in alignment with your highest truth.

don Miguel is such a delight to listen to – his warm, loving support and guidance is invaluable for all of us to remember our power and live from our hearts.

If you are ready to free yourself from unconscious stories that undermine your life and create more artful, empowering stories that serve your highest potential –then register for free right now.

# 4 – An astrological update from astrograph.com about the Virgo full moon and other cosmic happenings…

With Monday’s Full Moon in Virgo we come to an important turning point in our journey toward greater self-knowledge and integration. This moment in the lunation cycle represents some sense of culmination in what we have been attempting in the two weeks since the New Moon of February 9th, and is accompanied by a Pisces line-up involving six planets, including the Sun. Although one of these, Venus, is not officially in Pisces until evening-time, she hovers on the very brink of entrance into the magical sign of Neptune‘s rulership. With Venus in the final degree of Aquarius, we are absorbing the lessons of detachment in relationship, the other side of the coin of merging and connecting. Venus coming into Pisces represents a different flavor of relating – we come into closer connection with spiritual purpose, and with the angel inside ourselves and in each other. This is indeed a special and a very mystical period of time. The Sun is in conjunction with Chiron, the Wounded Healer, with the Moon opposed, while Mercury completes its turn to retrograde motion in conjunction with Mars, also in Pisces, promoting inner work over outer activity.

The Full Moon also makes a T-square to Jupiter in Mercury‘s sign of Gemini, promoting an optimistic mental attitude, together with the spiritual energy for active contemplation, another chime with Pisces and Neptune.Neptune itself resides in early Pisces, near Chiron and the Sun. Mars in close conjunction with retrogradeMercury completes the sextuple of Piscean planetary energies. Then, too, since Mercury is beginning its five-week cycle of retrograde motion and the regaining of its lost zodiacal ground, returning to where it started on the weekend of February 23rd, there is a strongly meditative element expressed all through this last part of February and on into March and April. Mercury remains in Pisces until mid-April, stationing direct on March 17th and only escapes its retrograde shadow on April 6th.

Mercury was conjunct Chiron last February 10th, and then makes further exact hits on March 8th and March 29th. It could be that events that disturbed you somewhat in the early part of the month could return in the next to haunt you in an even more poignant and memorable manner. With Chiron so involved over this next monthly cycle, the realizations that come to you over this period are very likely to partake in an extended meditation on the essentially wounded nature that is an important part of us all. This fundamental component of our human condition is often overlooked or brushed under the rug of awareness. You do not want to look at painful subjects. It is vital for your healing however that you no longer avoid the issues that may have been buried away deep inside, but instead have the courage to reflect upon and more steadily gaze at whatever is subtly disconnected within your own dark places.

The Mercury Retrograde period, especially in Pisces, is a useful one. Although it is frequently given a bad rap in our goal-oriented society of doing and still more doing, this important stretch of time-out leads to meaningful deliberation and contemplation. You do well to recognize that taking space for yourself is actually permissible and even necessary. As you do so, you might reflect that along with the prettier aspects of your character, also the lonely and disconnected parts of yourself need looking after and being able to feel more welcome in the affectionate grasp of your understanding, and as well, of your heart’s embrace.

# 5 – And a great one from Abraham…

“Flawed Premises Can Attract True Unwanted Evidence… Flawed premises that you have picked up along your physical trail can fall by the wayside, one by one, and you can return to the understanding that is at the core of that which you are. (But in order to discover or understand a false or flawed premise, you have to stand back far enough and reconnect with who-you-really-are before you can see it.) If you were to hear a false premise again and again, until you yourself began to believe and repeat it, now your own activation of the contradictory Vibration would interfere with your own sense of intelligence, and you would begin to attract evidence of your lack of intelligence, in effect proving the false premise to be true. And so, it becomes increasingly hard for you to call this a “false” premise when the evidence seems to be telling you that it is true, for over time you come to believe it is true.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Cuddling, visioning, coconut oil, HealThy Mouth, astrology update, Abraham, a quizness and steel wool! What?!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Yea, the best form of alternative medicine…

# 2 – An article by Neil Fellowes on visioning titled Careful What You Focus On…You’ll Get Just What You’re Thinking About

You do get what you think about and here’s a perfect example that took two years to manifest.

It was eight years ago when Jo and I first began experimenting with visualisation techniques. This first time, for 10 days, we wrote down our desires, visualised them and affirmed them. And there’s something really funny about this.

At the time Jo was living in London and I was living in Northampton. We’d known each other for around 6 weeks, but we weren’t dating.

We were both imagining life in years to come. We were both imagining our ideal homes and then we started talking about them. I wanted to live by the coast, Jo wanted rolling countryside. I wanted a suburban house, Jo wanted animals.

As time passed, and as I continued to visualise I began to think “Actually by the coast sounds nice, but rolling hillside also sounds nice too and animals sound nice, but what about cleaning them out and feeding them. I wasn’t sure if I wanted all that.

And then I started to imagine it was early 5th November and I was on the beach at Christchurch in England and I was facing the Isle of Wight, running sand through my hands and the day before I had signed the papers for a new house. And this all went on for about a year.

Then one day a friend invited us to stay at his house with him. While we were there he asked us if we’d like to go for a trip. It was a lovely sunny day so we said okay. Now Dave is a coach, Jo is a coach and I think I’d also started coaching by this time.

We were all interested in how we get what we wanted in life – who isn’t? And we were talking about how that comes about.

As it happens we were on a beach, and I was down in the sand, collecting bottle tops for a charity appeal which turned out to be a scam – but at least it got me in the sand. And there I was running sand through my fingers and I looked up and there right in front of me was the Isle of Wight. And I looked behind me and there right behind me was the spot I’d imagined I’d be when I had signed for my house, which is exactly the way it had worked out. And it was 31st October, so 5 days early.

And you know the funny thing… we live in rolling countryside. The front of our house looks like a suburban cul-de-sac, while the back of the house backs onto rolling countryside with paddocks and a field with horses and cows and sheep, but none are mine and I don’t have to feed. From my kitchen window I can see the sea. And my house is in a road called Cross Farm Road and built on old farm land.

So there is a perfect example of getting what you focus on.

© Neil Fellowes CommunitySoul, 2010

(See Evolution Made Easier’s page on Visioning for more on getting what you focus on.)

# 3 – Coconut oil wins again! An article by Dr. David Jockers featured in the Natural News newsletter…

Coconut oil is one of nature’s most powerful forms of nutrition. Mothers’ milk is considered the most perfect food on the planet for human consumption do to its ideal nutritional content and immune boosting compounds. The closest match in nature to mothers’ milk is found within the coconut. This tropical staple is loaded with many powerful fatty acids that give it a unique taste and an abundance of health enhancing benefits.

Coconut oil enhances every bodily system. It is most renowned for its ability to dramatically boost immunity through the presence of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) like lauric acid. When the body consumes lauric acid it is metabolized into a monoglyceride called monolaurin. Monolaurin liquefies microbial fatty cell membranes causing them to disintegrate. It is quite possibly one of nature’s most powerful anti-microbial agents.

Coconut oil also helps to balance hormones, stabilize blood sugar levels and boost the cellular healing process. It is also known to stimulate the thyroid and reduce stress on the liver and pancreas. This increases metabolism which helps us burn fat far more effectively while stimulating clean sources of energy that make us feel terrific.

The minimal daily dose of MCTs in coconut oil you should consume should be equivalent to what an infant will receive through human breast milk. The amount that infants consume helps to build their natural immune response to protect them from infectious illness while providing the nutritional support to help them grow and mature correctly. Based on body size, an average adult of 150 lbs should consume about 3 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil daily.

Here is the amount of coconut oil one should consume daily:

Body Weight (lb/kg) —Tablespoons of Oil
175+/79+ —4+
150/68 —3 1/2
125/57 —3
100/45 —2 1/2
75/34 —2
50/23 —1 1/2
25/11 —1

Taking this amount of coconut oil for your body weight should be enough to benefit from the MCTs. Fortunately, the immune boosting and anti-microbial effects of MCTs are accumulative. This means that in many cases more is better. You can easily take twice the maintenance dose and do great.

Many natural health doctors who understand the super food power of coconut will recommend a tablespoon of coconut oil every 2-3 hours for their very sick patients. This coconut oil could be delivered transdermally by applying it on their skin or orally through their mouth.

Many very sick patients gag when anything is put into their mouth…so expect to rub it into their skin. Try to cover as much of their body as possible and especially over major areas where sickness exists. If someone has a respiratory infection, rub the coconut oil over their throat and chest regions so it will affect these regions first.

Because coconut oil is a super food and not a drug there is no danger of overdosing on coconut oil. Many tropical populations have consumed twice as much as the maintenance dose on a daily basis throughout their lives with no side effects. Dr. Bruce Fife, N.D. claims to have taken up to 14 tablespoons a day with no problems.

Coconut milk is another incredible way to add the MCT benefits into your daily life. Coconut milk is very rich and creamy. It is fantastic in a berry shake and mixed into hummus, guacamole, rice dishes, and soups. Be sure to get the regular or full fat milk in a glass container or can and not the light or carton based varieties. Look for organic varieties without preservatives. One full can supplies roughly 12 oz of coconut milk which is equivalent to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.

http://www.naturalnews.com/029841_c…
http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/l…
Fife, Bruce N.D., Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut. Piccadilly Books, Ltd. 2005

About the author : Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care. For more information go to www.exodushc.com To find a Maximized Living doctor near you go to www.maximizedliving.com

# 4 – Wow, talk about having an adventurous spirit, and who knew spinning burning steel wool could be so magical!

http://hikingphoto.com/2012/12/17/building-a-quiznee-and-steel-wool-photography/

# 5 – Here’s something everyone can benefit from….

The  HealThy Mouth World Summit on teeth and dental health put on by Orawellness (they have a great organic brushing blend, by the way) was originally set for November, but got postponed due to Hurricane Sandy and is going on now thru Jan.  20th; it will offer information and insights to help you improve not just dental health, but overall health. Sign up now so you don’t miss any of the presentations from 21 of the world’s leading experts (including Dr. Hal Huggins) from six different countries.

# 6 – An astrology update from Chris Flisher…

Week of January 14, 2013

The conversation continues largely in Capricorn as Mercury joins the Sun and as Pluto remains in a tense alignment to sparky and unpredictable Uranus. All of these planets are in cardinal signs which indicate some sort of beginning. We can expect some rather loud and perhaps controversial conversations. These may very well be about looming deadlines and a political ping-pong match, but this could also signal a radical departure from paths we have traveled too long. This can be a representation of the positive power of this higher dialog if it manifests in this manner. The other extreme, of course is to turn up the heat. However, since Venus is also part of the meeting we can most likely witness a softening approach rather than a caustic one.   One thing we can be certain of; it will be an emotional discussion in any event. As the Moon drifts past Uranus it has the potential to be inflammatory in all aspects.

How does this work for you?……see video for extended forecast for planet. 

# 7 – Insight from Abraham…

“When people thought the world was flat, it wasn’t that their thinking was distorted (the data that they were collecting gave them that information), it was that they were not broad-sighted enough to step back far enough to see the big picture. And that’s what we see with so many of you: You are so close to the reality that you are creating, that you sometimes can’t see the bigger picture.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Uranus goes direct, Einstein, Buckminster Fuller, 21 Day Detox, laughter, Snickers the porcupine, Rainbow Bridge and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Law of Attraction made simple…

# 2 – More words of wisdom…

# 3 – Want a way to start off 2013 with a bang?!

Tera Warner is offering her popular BE Green 21 Day Smoothie Detox course again starting on Jan. 1st and will include guest presenters Robyn Openshaw (Green Smoothie Girl), Angela Stokes-Monarch (Raw Food World), Teresa Tap (exercise physiologist and trainer), and others. This is a great way to make sure you start 2013 on the right track in regard to your health and overall well-being! Want to release toxins and have more energy and focus, younger looking skin, balanced weight, better digestion and much more in the new year? Then this could be the answer to your prayers. Check out all the details here.

# 4 – Laugh your way to enlightenment…

http://meditationisforyou.org/2011/07/laughter-meditation/

# 5 – And speaking of laughter, here’s a great catalyst for enlightenment….it’s Snickers, a porcupine who apparently thinks he’s a puppy. And be sure to watch the 2nd short video of him enjoying his favorite food. :-)

http://www.care2.com/causes/cute-animal-videos-of-the-day-snickers-the-unprickly-porcupine.html

# 6 – Here’s an invitation from Eden Sky you may be interested in…

PLEASE JOIN – Dec 19-21, 2012 – 3-day global focus on the Rainbow Bridge around Earth! MOST IMPORTANTLY, people all around Earth will be visualizing the Rainbow Bridge at the *exact moment of Solstice Dec 21, 2012 11:11 AM UTC, utilizing the simple, potent Rainbow Bridge Meditation! http://13moon.com/rainbowbridge.htm
PLEASE JOIN IN THIS UNIFICATION TO STABILIZE OUR TRANSITION AS WE CROSS THE SOLSTICE THRESHOLD AND OPEN TO A NEW LEVEL OF CONNECTION TO ALL LIFE EVERYWHERE, OPENING TO NEW POSITIVE POSSIBILITIES!

“Wherever you may find yourself on 19 – 21 December,
whether it be at home alone, in a small group or at a sacred site, let’s join our minds to create a permanent positive thought vibration around the planet by visualizing the rainbow bridge…” – Law of Time

“Both your brain and the Earth have an electromagnetic field, and pulse with electromagnetism. So why not synchronize your brain waves with the Earth’s “brain waves?” And then put very focused intention into that and make the synchronized electromagnetism bring out the rainbow around the Earth that might already be there but not yet visible?!”
–José Argüelles*If you can’t synchronize at the exact moment of Solstice, simply activate this visualization any time on Dec 21.See you in the Rainbow’s Light-
Blessings, Eden Skywalker
PLEASE JOIN - Dec 19-21, 2012 - 3-day global focus on the Rainbow Bridge around Earth! MOST IMPORTANTLY, people all around Earth will be visualizing the Rainbow Bridge at the *exact moment of Solstice Dec 21, 2012 11:11 AM UTC, utilizing the simple, potent Rainbow Bridge Meditation! http://13moon.com/rainbowbridge.htm<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
PLEASE JOIN IN THIS UNIFICATION TO STABILIZE OUR TRANSITION AS WE CROSS THE SOLSTICE THRESHOLD AND OPEN TO A NEW LEVEL OF CONNECTION TO ALL LIFE EVERYWHERE, OPENING TO NEW POSITIVE POSSIBILITIES!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Wherever you may find yourself on 19 – 21 December,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
whether it be at home alone, in a small group or at a sacred site, let's join our minds to create a permanent positive thought vibration around the planet by visualizing the rainbow bridge..." - Law of Time</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Both your brain and the Earth have an electromagnetic field, and pulse with electromagnetism. So why not synchronize your brain waves with the Earth’s “brain waves?” And then put very focused intention into that and make the synchronized electromagnetism bring out the rainbow around the Earth that might already be there but not yet visible?!"<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
–José Argüelles</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>*If you can't synchronize at the exact moment of Solstice, simply activate this visualization any time on Dec 21. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>See you in the Rainbow's Light-<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Blessings, Eden Skywalker


# 7 – An astrological update from Chris Flisher at http://www.chrisflisher.com….

Week of December 17th, 2012: Uranus goes direct; action and the unexpected

Just as the Sun is about to depart Sagittarius and enter into Capricorn and the oncoming Winter Solstice, the Moon joins forces with feisty Uranus in a square to Pluto. As you have heard me mention before, a square is a tension point that typically acts like a spark; or like the match that lights the fuse. So what can we expect from this type of alignment? Well first of all it may be an initiating event that comes from nowhere since that is the realm of Uranus. The unknown, the rebellious, the innovative -those are all areas that Uranus rules. What does that look like? In the chart of the United States in lands across the houses of the ego and the family so we could interpret that to me a restructure of some very fundamental domestic issue. Rather than run to a fear factor we could just as easily run to a fun factor. What would it be like if something truly fun happened? This is how we should think of astrology. Always think of the potential.

How does this work for you?……see video for extended forecast for planet. 

(I like that Chris mentions the “fun factor” thing; ties in nicely with laughing your way to enlightenment and Abraham’s words below.)

# 8 – And Abraham says working hard doesn’t work. Yea! The best news yet. :-)

“If you believe that you must work hard in order to deserve the money that comes to you, then money cannot come to you unless you do work hard. Financial success, or any other kind of success, does not require hard work. It does require alignment of thought. You simply cannot offer negative thought about things that you desire and then make up for it with action or hard work. When you learn to direct your own thoughts, you will discover the true leverage of Energy alignment.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

12-12-12, Sagittarius new moon, Billy’s tale/tail, cereal vs. cardboard, Christmas muffins, Geminid Meteor Shower, and Abraham! Wow-wee!


PICK FOR TODAY:

Happy 12-12-12! I just finished reading this article by Patricia Cota-Robles and wanted to be sure and include it in today’s post since it focuses on 12-12-12 and 12-21-12. I had a very interesting experience while reading it. Check it out and let me know what happens for you. :-)

http://www.eraofpeace.org/important-information/latest-news/

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Sweet…

# 2 – A sad tail/tale, but with a wonderfully happy ending…

http://www.care2.com/causes/cute-animal-video-of-the-day-meet-billy.html

Want an update on how Billy is doing?

http://action.humanesociety.org/site/PageNavigator/hsus_yearend2012_humaneheroes.html?utm_source=yebillycamnd120712&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=billycam12

# 3 – I knew most breakfast cereals were not good for you, but holy cow…

http://www.realdose.com/eating-cardboard-is-healthier-than-breakfast-cereal/

# 4 – Boy, after reading the article in # 3, I’m happy to be able to introduce you to another healthy muffin recipe (see 12/5/12 post for recipe #1) featuring coconut flour…

While you’re at the Calling of the Heart blog, also check out the post Is Happiness the Goal?

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/christmas-morning-coconut-flour-muffins/#comment-666

# 5 – Insight into the new moon and other astrological happenings from an article by Simone Butler at mooncircles.com…

Sagittarius New Moon: Apocalypse or New World?  by  · December 9, 2012

“At the ‘end of the world as we know it,’ the Unseen World waits to be found again.” –Michael Meade

Last week, to allay escalating fears about an impending apocalypse on December 21, Russian officials demanded that the country’s main TV stations stop airing a sensationalized program about Mayan prophecies. The government even took the unorthodox step of reassuring the public that the world was not about to end.

There’s a lot of hype and frenzy right now about the Mayan Calendar. Like Y2K and other doomsday scenarios before it, the “end of time as we know it” has proved irresistible to those who would capitalize on peoples’ fascination and fear. This is why I jumped off the Mayan Calendar bandwagon a few years ago: I refused to continue speculating about an event whose outcome no one could possibly predict.

Though I was impressed by what I’d heard about the Mayan Calendar’s parallels with historical events and changes in consciousness, predictions about certain time periods often fell short. Yes, change was accelerating exponentially—but we didn’t “meet the neighbors” and become part of the galactic community. Nor have we experienced teleportation and time travel—or instantaneous manifestation. We have grown more tightly connected via communication systems, and bonded through devastating events. And, more and more people have embraced a spiritual path.

A new world is being born as the old one dies. The Mayans weren’t the only ones to foresee this messy but exhilarating process—the Egyptians and Incas held similar beliefs. Many cultures have predicted that a giant wave of cosmic energy would permeate Earth’s atmosphere as the Sun reached our Galactic Center around the 2012 Solstice. To the ancients, the center of the Milky Way galaxy represented the womb of creation, the Great Mother of all. So, rather than an apocalypse to be dreaded, this incoming wave of higher consciousness is more likely a wondrous blessing from the Goddess—a fresh start for those who are ready.

The 2012 Winter Solstice chart (December 21, 2012, at 5:12 a.m. EST), traditionally seen as a snapshot of the year ahead, is quite magical. It contains an exact yod, or Finger of God, between Saturn in Scorpio (karmic clearing), Pluto in Capricorn (natural law), and Jupiter in Gemini (info downloads). And, Neptune in Pisces is sextile the Sun in Capricorn, linking spirituality with the ‘real world.’ Since 2013 also contains amazing “openings” at the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice (more on those later!), this Winter Solstice seems to be ushering in a life-changing new year. The Solstice can therefore be seen as a gateway into a more loving, connected state of being—by letting go of old karmic patterns and heaviness that have held us back, adhering to natural laws to improve our well-being and that of the Earth, and paying close attention to the info downloads we’re receiving.

Meanwhile, the December 13 Sagittarius New Moon (12:42 a.m. PST) sets the stage for this shift. Only three hours after the Sun and Moon join in inspiring, uplifting Sagittarius, Uranus charges forward in restless Aries after five months of retrograde motion. That’s a double dose of fire to get things moving! Liberating Uranus turning direct often corresponds with exciting, unpredictable events and awakenings. You might arise that morning from a dream that’s shaken you to your core—or suddenly find you’re able to release something that’s been blocking your progress. The Finger of God will be very close to exact at the New Moon, so begin listening for downloads then, as well as on the 17th when messenger Mercury opposes Jupiter and triggers the karmic yod.

According to mythologist Michael Meade, the “end of time” is about a greater interface with the Unseen World—that which exists behind our apparent reality. In this seven-minute video, he explains why the world can’t end, because we’re inextricably tied to the eternal. So, we can utilize these upcoming cosmic openings to tune in to the invisible realm, draw peace and power from our true source, and step into the future.

Creating a treasure map is a great way to envision and create the future. For inspiration and guidance, follow this link to a Sagittarius New Moon ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life.

© 2012 by Simone Butler

# 6 – Nothing like a sky filled with meteors to make us contemplate the vastness of the Universe and its many wonders (us being one of them :-))…

The Geminid Meteor Shower will peak the evening of the 13th and 14th. Go here for more details and tips for watching:

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/ten-tips-for-watching-the-geminid-meteor-shower

# 7 – And some Abraham to end on…

“Making Peace with My Today Will Improve My Future… It may sound odd, but the fastest way to get to a new-and-improved situation is to make peace with your current situation. By making lists of the most positive aspects you can find about your current situation, you then release your resistance to the improvements that are waiting for you. But if you rail against the injustices of your current situation, you hold yourself in vibrational alignment with what you do not want, and you cannot then move in the direction of improvement. It defies Law. In every particle of the Universe, there is that which is wanted – and the lack of it.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy and happy 12-12-12, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

The Cure Is movie, more on the full moon, healthy hot chocolate, letting go, amazing dog story, and more!


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

http://thecureismovie.com/?page_id=395/#!/deployment_code=58773105me4gse

# 2 – Wow, an amazing story about paralyzed dogs regaining use of their legs…

http://www.care2.com/causes/paralyzed-dogs-walk-again-thanks-to-nose-cells.html

# 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.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038092_hot_chocolate_superfood_health_benefits.html#ixzz2DLGzKxYo

# 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 UranusPluto 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…

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Gemini full moon lunar eclipse, 2012, Bob’s Red Mill, ebates.com, Sacred Geometry & Unified Fields, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Yea, President Morales! Too bad he wasn’t a choice in our recent election :-)…

# 2 – The link to this inspiring story is about as long as the story itself, but the subject matter dovetails nicely with the quote from President Morales… 

http://www.classwarfareexists.com/owner-of-bobs-red-mill-natural-foods-gives-his-company-to-his-209-employees/?fb_action_ids=3483569187103&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%223483569187103%22%3A287222891396206%7D&action_type_map=%7B%223483569187103%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D#axzz2CCa2BEzr

Makes me glad I’ve used a number of Bob’s Red Mill products over the years!

# 3 – Here’s a tip by way of my friend Laura that is perfect to try before you do any more of your holiday shopping…

She has been using ebates.com for a short period of time and has already earned $89, plus saved 50% on a refrigerator due to a coupon notice she received from ebates. Sign up and you’ll get rebates (double rebates this week!) on purchases from hundreds of businesses you’d be buying from anyway, plus extra discounts; also receive a $10 gift card to Wal-mart, Target or some other store once you make your first $25 in purchases. Hey, you might as well be giving AND receiving this holiday season. :-)

And speaking of savings, the big sale at the Self Development Network mentioned in yesterday’s post has been extended through today and even more items have been discounted.

In addition to the products listed yesterday, you can also save 50% on their most popular course The Quantum Cookbook (use code CYBER11), The Ten Minute Cure (use code CYBER12), and more.

# 4 – A fascinating, entertaining, mind-expanding video by Nassim Haramein titled Sacred Geometry and Unified Fields

I wasn’t going to watch the whole thing, but it was so interesting I couldn’t pick a good place to stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zc0ICPoqlM&feature=share

# 5 –  An astrological update on the full moon lunar eclipse in Gemini from Chris Flisher…

A full Moon Lunar eclipse this week in the early degrees of Gemini could send an emotional message that resonates with largesse and all things grand. As Jupiter lingers continuing in retrograde and sits within orb (range) of the eclipse it can bring a powerful amplifying tone to the events. It is quite likely that words will be flying and investigations under way. Most events associated with this event will be BIG. Eclipses do bring about revelations and epiphanies, especially with Uranus in Aries in a square to Mars and Pluto. These can come quite out of the blue, literally, and surprise a few in the process. As with almost all Gemini events, communication, words, and research are typically involved, so we can expect epiphanies to come to light shortly thereafter. Perhaps that fiscal cliff we hear so much about is looming large and unavoidable. Or are we under some sort of diplomatic assault? Something may surface that leaves an indelible impression.

How does this work for you?……see video  for extended forecast for planet.

Want more? Here’s an excerpt from a great article by April Elliott Kent at mooncircles.com…

I’m no fan of Karl Rove. But to be fair, we all have blind spots, and since late 2010 a series of eclipses in Gemini and Sagittarius have lobbed a series of truth grenades into our carefully curated, agreeable little information bubbles. If you haven’t had some of your beliefs shattered in the past few years, then you’ve built one tough bubble for yourself.

This Full Moon is our last Gemini eclipse until November 2020. Here is one last opportunity to reach for objectivity over self-serving beliefs – or to let the trickster fool you one last time, and live in happy but doomed ignorance. After all, it shows poor character to present an intentionally skewed version of reality, but an even poorer one to believe in it yourself.

(Read the whole thing here http://mooncircles.com/gemini-full-moonlunar-eclipse-a-gift-for-fiction/; and check this out for a skin-smoothing, spirit-soothing full moon bath ritual http://mooncircles.com/the-practical-moon/)

# 6 – Food for thought from Abraham…

“There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so —now — knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it.”— Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Great life-changing gifts at huge discounts, free energy work, and Merry Manifesting event!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – It’s CYBER MONDAY and I’ve partnered with the Self Development Network to offer you SIGNIFICANT discounts of 50-70% on their best-selling products…

Whatever your goal is for 2013–whether it’s improving results in your personal life, your career, your relationships or your mindset–these top performance-tuning titles will get you on target for a fraction of what you would normally pay.

These codes are valid for 24 HOURS ONLY (they expire at 8am on Tuesday, November 27) so use them quickly! You won’t find these publicly advertised ANYWHERE online; these are savings exclusive to Cyber Monday.

1. The Five Rituals – Discover how to look years younger in just 10 to 15 minutes a day with these simple to learn yoga-based exercises also known as the Five Tibetans. I’ve used these for years and love that you can do them anywhere, they require no special equipment, are quick to complete and keep your spine flexible and, among other things, tone the back of your upper arms.

Regularly: $39.95, after 70% discount:  $11.99 Wowie! Use code CYBER1 on order form

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long-lost NLP secret.

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3. All Natural High – Boost your mood with a dose of this powerful digital drug.

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4. The Hypnosis Vault – Buy one hypnosis session, get seventeen others for free.

Regularly: $39.95, after 50% discount: $19.97 Use code CYBER4

5. Extrovert ME! – Learn the secret NLP language that will unlock
your inner extrovert.

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7. Attract Studio – Create your own Attraction Movies – and manifest your
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8. Advanced Cosmic Ordering – Discover the hidden secrets behind Cosmic Ordering.

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9. Sleep Programming – Reprogram your mind while you sleep, with these CDs.

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10. The Ultimate NLP Course – Learn the 8 most powerful NLP techniques – in just 2 hours.

Regularly: $79.95, after 50% discount:  $39.97  Use code CYBER10

Remember, all codes expires in 24 hours. Get some of your holiday shopping done early with gifts that will truly be helpful to people (including yourself!).

# 2 – Want more ideas for some great, meaningful gifts this holiday season?

Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation is offering specials (up to 50% off) on some of their products that would make great stocking stuffers. The items are very reasonably priced, even without the current discount, so you always get more than your money’s worth. Also, be sure to claim your free Welcome Kit while you’re there.

# 3 – And are you familiar with the 4LifeHappyKids products?

They are great for teaching kids, grandkids, or any young person, about conscious creation, Law of Attraction, setting goals, etc. And if you’d like a copy of the booklet Raising Happy Kids, just leave a request in the comment section of this post and I’ll be happy to e-mail you one for free. :-)

# 4 – And, as I mentioned a few days ago, Orawellness is having a 10% off sale on single bottles of their organic Brushing Blend (love it!), 3 pack (best deal!), HealThy Mouth systems, and Bass toothbrushes.

Use the code “blessings” in the coupon box on check-out to take advantage of the discount. I love the Orawellness products (would make great, healthy stocking stuffers!) and love supporting a company that is heart-centered and products that are eco-friendly and organic!

# 5 – Jo Dunning is offering her free monthly Quick Pulse Technique tomorrow… 

It will be Tuesday at 5:15pm Pacific Time; you can listen by phone (818) 742-0029 Passcode 722334# or online at http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=32468844. The free Quick Pulse Teleconference Workshop offers an opportunity to change things you would like to have different in your life so you can experience greater freedom, joy, aliveness, and abundance.

For this workshop prepare a list of 4 or 5 things you would like to have different in your life. They can be items that relate to many aspects of your life such as physical conditions, personality, limiting beliefs, unpleasant past experiences, phobias, fears, worries, finances, etc.

# 6 – QiGong master Michael Mohoric is offering another no cost distant energy healing…

It’s for everyone who wants to join and all their friends, families and anyone else who reads this. The main healing session is Dec. 2nd, from 6pm Pacific Standard Time or same as Los Angeles (9pm EST-same as New York).

You can join this free distant energy healing session by using your intention to be included. If you wish to join, just close your eyes for a minute when you read this and mentally say that you intend to join the session and want to be included. That is all you have to do to connect with the energy; healing energy can begin to flow to you once you do this. There will be unscheduled daily energy adjustments leading up to the main session on 12/2.

For those who want to know more about this work, you can go to http://www.QigongEnergyHealing.com

# 7 – Michelle Barr is offering a free event titled 12 Days of Mindset Magic and Merry Manifesting starting the first of December…

http://www.theartoftakingaction.com/december2012/holiday-magic-2

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more gift ideas, tips, picks and free stuff!

Generation WE, what is wisdom, Heart Intelligence, cats and dogs and turkeys and peacocks, Ancient Mayan Wisdom Revealed, inspirational messages and more!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Have you seen this video about the Generation WE movement? This should mix up the old establishment a bit :-)…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vknHKTy1MLY

Interestingly enough, Ron Paul’s farewell address mentions the upcoming generation and the part they could play in our future…

http://www.naturalnews.com/038006_Ron_Paul_farewell_speech_liberty.html

# 2 – An entertaining and thought provoking video of famous people and what wisdom means to them…

http://www.wisdombook.org/

# 3 – Christian Pankhurst is offering a free live-streaming Heart Intelligence Marathon on Nov. 25th to help you in getting unstuck and consistently experiencing more joy and happiness in life…

You can sign up for the complimentary live-stream presentation here and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.

# 4 – You’ve heard the phrase fighting like cats and dogs. Well, it’s 2012 and there’s an new paradigm emerging. Hey, if cats and dogs can get along, shouldn’t we be able to? ;-)

http://www.flixxy.com/dog-loves-cat.htm

And this is a day late for Thanksgiving, but a great story of different species getting along…

http://www.care2.com/causes/love-struck-peacock-saves-a-turkey-from-the-dinner-table.html

# 5 – The Shift Network is sponsoring a free event titled Ancient Mayan Wisdom Revealed

The event will feature a free call with Grandmother Flordemayo and Don Alejandro on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST and will concentrate on the wisdom of the Mayan elders as we approach the cusp of the 2012 shifts.  

# 6 – Orawellness is having a 10% off sale on single bottles of their organic Brushing Blend (love it!), 3 pack (best deal!), HealThy Mouth systems, and Bass toothbrushes.

Use the code “blessings” in the coupon box on check-out to take advantage of the discount. I love the Orawellness products (would make great, healthy stocking stuffers!) and love supporting a company that is heart-centered and products that are eco-friendly!

# 7 – Inspirational stimulation…

# 8 – And here’s a tip by way of my good friend Linda. It’s Mike Dooley’s site www.tut.com and you can sign up to receive daily personalized inspirational messages from the Universe.

As you’ll learn if you visit the site, “The primary purpose of TUT is to provide you with a reminder service of life’s everyday magic, how powerful you are, and how far you can reach. It’s easy to lose sight of these truths, particularly living in a world that wants to insist that we are limited, aging creatures, stuck somewhere between luck and fate. A life properly lived is an easy life; it’s not supposed to be hard, though we can make it that way with limited thinking, low expectations, or failing to see ourselves as we really are: infinite Beings of Light, fun loving gladiators of the Universe, adventurers just being human, with eternity before us and the power of our thoughts to shape it!

You can also pick what days of the week you’d like to receive your notes from the Universe and some of the things you’d like them to focus on. Plus, here’s the Adventurer’s Oath you can take. Great idea!

oath

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Peter Diamandis on Ponoko, spinach and solar energy, meditation and enlightenment, your Money Honey


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Here’s part of an amazing e-mail message I got from Peter Diamandis (I featured a link to a video presentation he did in one of my past blog posts that you should check out, if it’s still available)…

“I’ve always been fascinated by the vision of distributed, decentralized manufacturing made possible by such technologies as 3D printers and other digital-manufacturing processes. The idea is simple, but so very powerful: You create a design on your computer, perhaps a design for a dress, a piece of jewelry or the proverbial “widget.” Whatever it is, you then upload it to the cloud, and when someone orders it in Chicago, Tokyo or Istanbul, the product you designed is manufactured on the spot at a local hub and delivered minutes later. It’s an intoxicating and powerful vision. No waiting. No large carbon footprint for transporting the product continent to continent. No large inventories.

That’s the vision that Ponoko co-founder David ten Have is espousing. David wants everyone to become a maker. It’s a thrilling glimpse of the future.

“Ponoko is enabling people to produce products that are directly relevant to themselves. Where mass manufacturing is successful is in ‘mass,’ in developing products that fit the 95th percentile,” explained ten Have. “Distributed manufacturing is developing product for you and your community, in batches of 1,000 or 100 or, in the extreme, just for one person. You recognize a need in your community that isn’t being met, and you meet it. That’s what it’s about.”

Read more about how Ponoko is revolutionizing the manufacturing process here.

-Peter Diamandis

# 2 – A fascinating article about using spinach in connection with solar energy…

http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-make-solar-energy-better-use-spinach.html

# 3 – A well-written blog post by Shelly Pitcher, who really took Morgana Rae‘s Money Honey concept to heart…

http://www.heismyhero.co.uk/2012/09/its-all-about-money-honey.html

# 4 – I’m impressed! An extensive article about the multiple benefits of using aloe vera gel, both internally and externally….

http://www.naturalnews.com/021858.html

# 5 – Food for thought from Andrew Cohen on meditation and enlightenment  (excerpted from EnlightenNext’s bi-weekly e-mail)…

Meditation is a metaphor for enlightenment.
Rightly understood, meditation and enlightenment are one and the same. Meditation is the experience of a particular state of consciousness that has certain qualities, which are also the qualities of enlightenment itself. This is why meditation can be understood as a metaphor for enlightenment. When you meditate, you are consciously choosing to assume the enlightened relationship to your own experience, which is a position in relationship to your experience that is free—free from compulsive identification with time, thought and feeling. In order to do this, you can follow three very simple instructions: Be still. Be at ease. Pay attention.

Being still is a metaphor for wanting to be free more than anything else.
The decision to be still in meditation represents a fundamental posture in relationship to life itself. It means you are making a commitment that no matter what happens, even if the whole world seems to be falling apart, you will not move. In the unenlightened state, driven by the erratic nature of the conditioned mind and the wild and untamed emotions of fear and desire, we are almost always moving. This is what makes us untrustworthy, and it is why we are constantly losing our bearings. Not moving is a metaphor for the goal, because one who is enlightened is one who inwardly never moves from that which is most important.

Ease of being is a metaphor for letting everything be as it is.
Letting everything be means you are no longer grasping at or trying to control your experience in any way. When you experience ease of being, there is a profound release of a fundamental existential tension, which is the deep and often unconscious conviction that something is terribly wrong. The freedom of enlightenment is based upon this dissolution of existential tension. Letting everything be, you discover an unconditional freedom that has always been at the ground of your own experience—the liberating recognition that nothing is fundamentally wrong.

Paying attention is a metaphor for having no relationship to the arising of thought or the presence of feeling.
When you choose not to identify with the movement of thoughts and emotions, sooner or later you will have the profound experience of your own Self standing free from the mind—free from the compulsive habit of conceptualization and personalization. Your awareness will become so vast that it embraces all things, while simultaneously being the experience of freedom from all things. You will discover that you are resting as awareness itself, beyond all thought and emotion. It is the presence of this miraculous depth of attention that makes one who is enlightened appear to be unusually awake.–Andrew Cohen

This seems like a great place to add this quote I just happened to read :-)…

“Half an hour’s meditation is essential except when you are very busy. Then a full hour is needed.” –Saint Francis de Sales

# 6 – And to end on,  a little stimulation from Abraham…

“Wherever you are, is just fine…You can get to wherever you want to be from wherever you are… It’s time to stop measuring where you are in relationship to where anybody else is. The only factor that has anything to do with you is where you are in relationship with where you want to be.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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