प्रणयिता

प्रणयिता

What we think we become. If we think to ourselves and determine that we want to get up and get a drink of water, then we do just that. Our body follows our thoughts accordingly. The source of action was born in the mind and in the mind it was decided that a drink of water would be good. Only after this decision did the body follow suit.

Although our mind and our thoughts are not composed of matter, they impact matter significantly. Although invisible, our thoughts and intentions are the cause of the effect in this visible world. Our actions are affected by our decisions. Our decisions arise from our core values and beliefs. Establishing a strong core is an essential foundation to build upon.

Our decisions can be rooted in happiness and joy or they can be rooted in anger and sorrow. The decisions we make that are associated with anger will likely be decisions that have destructive properties. The decisions we make that are associated with love and happiness will likely be more stable.

Harboring resentment and anger and negative thoughts and feelings will only hurt us and potentially others. Letting go of our anger and resentment is the way to healing and peace. Our intentions ultimately have their roots in either love or hate. Therefore, before making decisions it is important to align our thoughts and intentions with love that is pure.

Purifying our minds of hate and abandoning all forms of hate is essential for all forms of growth and development. As long as we are selfish and hateful and full of lust and envy and greed, we will always know suffering. Only by abandoning these thoughts and ideas and intentions and actions can we move forward to a better life.

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naturopathic healing

Medicine, Health, and Well-Being

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Medicine and healthcare are areas that most people generally take for granted. Only when sickness takes place do most people bother to think much about health and well-being. In America, most people make a doctors appointment and get the “medicine” they need. However, much controversy surrounds the medical industry here due to its toxic extremes. So many drugs (more accurate than saying medicine) are given to people that America is known by many as a drug nation. Extreme drugs are given to people and these toxic concoctions slowly destroy the person taking the drug from the inside out. When we are sick and need treatment, we want a treatment that will cure us, plain and simple. That is not the case with most pharmaceuticals however. They are so toxic that they saturate our blood with chemicals that may destroy the bacteria or virus or whatever…but they also destroy us. Antibiotics for example…if you get strep throat, amoxicillin will kill the growth but it will also destroy things in our body that help us and keep our immune defense strong. It is a paradox to most because we need antibiotics to fix us and most are unaware of a natural healthy alternative. The answer is preventive medicine. By building our immune systems and strengthening our overall state of wellness we will not get strep anymore!

In past paradigms, physicians sought to emphasize the elimination of the disease by treating the symptoms. Thus if one had a fever, the physician would try to regulate the body temperature accordingly. Seeking the cause of the fever was the next step in the evolution of medicine. Finding out what caused it would help prevent it. This led the physician down the rabbit hole searching for answers. Now instead of emphasizing the elimination of the disease by treating the symptoms, we seek to achieve a heightened state of good health by embracing a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent disease. By building our immune system we can make ourselves impervious to sickness.

However, it is a slippery slope to achieve such a state and great care must be taken. Naturopathic medicine employs all useful techniques to achieve a high state of health. Naturopathic philosophy utilizes a holistic approach and uses the least invasive way possible to heal. Lifestyle, diet, and exercise are three major areas addressed. Naturopathic physicians include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, counseling and other psychotherapies, and surgery only when needed. There are seven medical principles on which naturopathic medicine is based…

1. Do no harm

Naturopathic physicians seek to do no harm by using natural therapies. Toxic pharmaceuticals are not used to treat patients. Natural remedies are employed. This is also a healing philosophy for us to embrace. Love one another…

2. Nature has healing powers

In the text Taoist Cosmic Healing, Mantak Chia introduces the first section of Cosmic Healing Chi Kung: “Cosmic Healing Chi Kung emphasizes connecting to the chi emanating from heaven and earth.” Gaining mastery of our chi will elevate our state of health and well-being. Chi Kung (also called Chi Gung) helps the practitioner to gain control over his or her health by working with the will, the intent, and the manifestation within the chi. Understanding what chi is and how it impacts our health is thus an area of serious study for all seeking to gain a heightened state of good health.

For more information: http://www.sanszu.com/

3. Identify and treat the cause

If someone murders a friend, we don’t just bury our friend and say that’s that. Instead we seek out the killer and establish justice so no onje else gets killed! Similarly we don’t just take penicillin to get rid of strep throat, we take measures to strengthen the integrity of our health and well-being so we don’t get strep again.

4. Treat the whole person

Don’t just focus on the manifestation of the sickness, treat the cause. The cause is not limited to the physical body. The mind has a HUGE effect on the body. Therefore to truly attain good health, the physician needs to understand the state of mind of the person needing treatment. This goes very in depth. The mind is very complex and is responsible for most sickness.

5. The physician is a teacher

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine says: Naturopathic physicians are primarily teachers, educating, empowering, and motivating patients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet.

6. Prevention is the best cure

Adopting life habits that support health and prevent disease is a must in order to achieve a strong state of well-being.

7. Establish health and wellness.

“Health” is defined as a state of optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. “Wellness” is defined as a state of health, characterized by a positive emotional state. Achieving a high level of health and wellness is crucial to aviod sickness.

Avoid pharmaceuticals!!! Avoid toxic drugs!!! Hippocrates the “father of western medicine” said: “Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food.”

magnetic energy stored in the Sun’s atmosphere

Solar storm passes without incident so far

 

Nasa image showing extreme ultraviolet wavelengths on Sun’s surface

A solar storm in the Earth’s magnetic field has largely passed, but adverse effects could still occur, experts say.

“The freight train has gone by, and is still going by, and now we’re just watching for how this is all going to shake out,” said Joseph Kunches, a scientist with US weather agency Noaa.

Charged particles from the Sun will keep on passing the Earth until Friday.

There had been fears that this “coronal mass ejection” could wreak havoc with satellites or power grids on Earth.

However, up to this point, Dr Kunches said, “all told, it’s not a terribly strong event”.

The current coronal mass ejection (CME) – travelling at some 1,300km per second – began arriving at Earth on Thursday morning, after the release of two particularly strong solar flares earlier in the week.

‘Wake-up call’

Activity near the Sun’s surface rises and falls through an 11-year cycle that is due to peak in 2013 or 2014.

Some solar flares result in CMEs – the launch of a huge bubble of charged particles hurtling toward the Earth at speeds up to millions of kilometres per hour.

Solar Storms

 

Aurora borealis seen from space

 

  • The sudden release of magnetic energy stored in the Sun’s atmosphere can cause a bright flare
  • This can also release bursts of charged particles into space
  • These solar “eruptions” are known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs
  • When headed in our direction, the charged gas collides with the magnetic “sheath” around Earth
  • The subsequent disturbances in the Earth’s magnetic envelope are called solar storms
  • They can interfere with technology: satellites, electrical grids and communications systems
  • They can also cause aurorae – Northern and Southern Lights – to be seen at lower latitudes

The Earth’s magnetic field protects it from the constant onslaught of high-energy particles from the Sun and elsewhere in the cosmos.

However, the solar storms that mark the arrival of CMEs can disrupt the field enough to have an effect on the Earth’s surface – causing current spikes in power grids or disrupting navigation devices.

Among the more benign effects is that the magnetic-field disturbance can make the Northern Lights visible at lower latitudes.

But it is often unclear, even up to the last minute, just how grave or spectacular the effects will be on Earth – that depends on the magnetic alignment of the material within the CME, which is difficult to predict.

Because different parts of the bubble can have different alignments, scientists say that the storm could still have adverse effects as it passes.

“The magnetic field in the solar wind is not facing in the direction of danger. But it could change, into the early evening,” said David Kerridge, director of geoscience research at the British Geological Survey.

Although space weather scientists have seen no more significant activity since the solar flares that launched the current storm, scientists around the globe are still keeping an a close watch on the Sun.

“The part of the Sun where this came from is still active,” Dr Kerridge told BBC News. “It’s a 27-day cycle and we’re right in the middle of it, so it is coming straight at us and will be for a few days yet. We could see more material,” he explained.

But regardless of its eventual extent, this episode of solar activity is a preview of what is to come in the broader, 11-year solar cycle.

Dr Craig Underwood, from the Surrey Space Centre, UK, said: “The event is the largest for several years, but it is not in the most severe class. We may expect more storms of this kind and perhaps much more severe ones in the next year or so as we approach solar maximum.

“Such events act as a wake-up call as to how our modern western lifestyles are utterly dependent on space technology and national power grid infrastructure.”

1 - Solar flare and eruption. 2 - Billions of tonnes of superhot gas containing charged particles is released. 3 - Particles drawn to poles collide with atmosphere causing polar lights.

Many storms are benign; this storm could enable skywatchers to see the Northern Lights from parts of the northern US and northern UK.

But the strongest storms can have other, more significant effects.

In 1972, a geomagnetic storm provoked by a solar flare knocked out long-distance telephone communication across the US state of Illinois.

And in 1989, another disturbance plunged six million people into darkness across the Canadian province of Quebec.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17295337

butchering of entire families…mass rape of women.

 

The following is taken from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17304490. i have made bold the parts of this story that stood out to me most.

This is a horrible thing to read, but knowing what is happening in our world is important. Why can’t we live in peace with each other and coexist? Why do our neighbors yearn for power and control?

War has plagued this region of the earth for too long. Something has to give. People need to get their shit together and stop all the fighting and killing. Worse yet are all the reports of people being raped!! As it is, two families are fighting for the same home.

When will the killing stop?!

 

Syria crisis: Homs at centre of fresh massacre, activists say

Bombed out neighbourhood of Homs - 5 March
Homs has suffered widespread devastation after weeks of bombardment

Dozens of people have been killed in a suburb of Syria’s battle-scarred city of Homs, reports say, in what activists are describing as a “new massacre”.

Forty-four of those killed came from just a handful of families, the Local Co-Ordination Committees (LCC) said.

The reported killings come a day after the UN’s humanitarian chief visited Homs, saying parts had been devastated.

Meanwhile a Syrian deputy oil minister posted a message on YouTube saying he had defected to the rebels.

Abdo Hussameddin is the highest level political figure to abandon the government of President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising erupted a year ago.

‘Reprisal killings’

According to the LCC, the latest concentration of killings by security forces happened in the Jobar district of Homs. The group said 20 of the dead belonged to a single family, and 16 to another.

It said the deaths were reprisal killings, coming days after security forces retook Homs from rebels, having pounded the city for weeks.

The claims cannot be verified as international media inside Syria are heavily restricted.

After visiting Homs, one of the first cities to join the uprising last March, the UN humanitarian chief Baroness Valerie Amos said the bombed-out Baba Amr district felt like it had been closed down.

“The devastation there is significant, that part of Homs is completely destroyed and I am concerned to know what has happened to the people who live in that part of the city,” Baroness Amos told Reuters news agency.

Activists said troops committed massacres after they went in to the district, but Damascus blamed the rebels for many deaths.

The BBC’s Jim Muir in neighbouring Lebanon says activist groups continue to report the summary execution of men from Baba Amr, the butchering of entire families, and the systematic mass rape of women.

Our correspondent says opposition groups are urging Baroness Amos to go back and delve deeper.

The UN says more than 7,500 people have died as a result of the violence in Syria over the past 12 months.

‘Brutal campaign’

Analysis

image of Jon Leyne Jon Leyne BBC News, Cairo


This is potentially very significant. One of the key elements we have seen in Syria is that the regime itself – the inner core – has not cracked.

If you look at what happened in Tunisia, in Egypt and in Libya, very quickly the regime broke apart and the leadership lost the support of key players.

That hasn’t happened yet in Syria – this may be the first sign of it, or it may be just one isolated example.

As the deputy minister intimated in his video, anybody trying to defect from that inner core faces enormous pressure. They fear their homes and families will be destroyed.

In a YouTube message posted late on Wednesday, Mr Hussameddin, one of two deputy oil ministers, accused the government of “barbarism”.

He read out a four-minute denunciation of the regime he said he had served for the past 33 years.

“I am joining the revolution of the people who reject injustice and the brutal campaign of the regime,” he said.

“I tell the regime, which claims to own the country, you have nothing but the footprint of the tank driven by your barbarism to kill innocent people.”

He said he was stepping aside although he knew that his house would be burnt and his family persecuted by the regime.

Map of Homs

The Scrolls of Adam and Eve

The following text can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/fbe005.htm

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The information presented is a look into chapters 1-7 of The Scrolls of Adam and Eve, aka, The Forgotten Books of Eden, along with commentary.

So we know the gist of the story. Adam and Eve broke the commandments. They had to leave the life that permeated their being and they had to come to live in a strange land…

2.2 And when they came to the opening of the gate of the garden, and saw the broad earth spread before them, covered with stones large and small, and with sand, they feared and trembled, and fell on their faces, from the fear that came upon them; and they were as dead.

2.3 Because–where they had been in the garden, beautifully planted with all manner of trees–they now saw themselves, in a strange land, which they knew not, and had never seen.

 God then directed them to a cave that became known as the “cave of treasures.”

4.3 And as they came to it Adam wept over himself and said to Eve, “Look at this cave that is to be our prison in this world, and a place of punishment!

4.4 “What is it compared with the garden? What is its narrowness compared with the space of the other?

The cave was a blessing to them. However, after having come out of the garden, their state of mind changed. Their bodies changed and their perception changed. While living in the presence of God and in the presence of the angels in the garden of heaven, their life force flowed and peace permeated their being.

Now, in this world, their life is limited. They will bear many hardships as a result of breaking the commandments. They acknowledge their mistake and regret the choices they have made. They see that it has led them into error, into darkness, into punishment, and into death. This is a time of hardship and pain.

5.1 Then Adam and Eve entered the cave, and stood praying…

5.2 And as they prayed, Adam raised his eyes, and saw the rock and the roof of the cave that covered him overhead, so that he could see neither heaven, nor God’s creatures. So he wept and smote heavily upon his breast, until he dropped, and was as dead.

5.3 And Eve sat weeping; for she believed he was dead.

5.4 Then she arose, spread her hands towards God, asking for mercy and pity, and said, “O God, forgive me my sin, the sin which I committed, and remember it not against me.

5.5 “For I alone caused Thy servant to fall from the garden into this lost estate; from light into this darkness; and from the abode of joy into this prison.

 God strengthened their life force and gave them comfort.

6.4 And the Lord said unto Adam and Eve, “You transgressed of your own free will, until you came out of the garden in which I had placed you.

6.5 “Of your own free will have you transgressed…so that I deprived you of the bright nature in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to this land, rough and full of trouble.

6.6 “If only you had not transgressed My commandment and had kept My law, and had not eaten of the fruit of the tree, near which I told you not to come! And there were fruit trees in the garden better than that one.

There is a lot of esoteric meanings woven into this. Perhaps the fruit trees are anagogical.

6.7 “But the wicked Satan who continued not in his first estate, nor kept his faith; in whom was no good intent towards Me, and who though I had created him, yet set Me at naught, and sought the Godhead, so that I hurled him down from heaven,–he it is who made the tree appear pleasant in your eyes, until you ate of it, by hearkening to him.

So Satan led Adam and Eve astray. He somehow made Adam and Eve CHOOSE to do what they did. He didn’t force them to do it. He made sure that it was their choice. What exactly they did is not broken down in detail.

As we grow in this world from childhood, we go from a childlike state of innocence into a different brain wave frequency as we experience self identity. Some suggest that the fruit of the tree gave them knowledge of something they were instructed to avoid. This knowledge in and of itself changed their conscious frequency and as a result they were commanded to “get down” as the recitation recites. Others suggest that it was sex. Adam and Eve were forbidden to do it at this point in their lives and Satan lead their newly formed innocent minds astray. Perhaps both suggestions have truth in them.

It is important for us to acknowledge and understand that all human beings have an avowed enemy seeking to destroy us. He is not just a character from the story books. Accordingly he is a being “from heaven” but “cast down” on earth with a vengeance. Instructions have been given. It fair play. If we follow the commandments we will be safe.

6.8 “Thus have you transgressed My commandment, and therefore have I brought upon you all these sorrows.

6.9 “For I am God the Creator, who, when I created My creatures, did not intend to destroy them. But after they had sorely roused My anger, I punished them with grievous plagues, until they repent.

6.10 “But, if on the contrary, they still continue hardened in their transgression, they shall be under a curse for ever.

 7.1 When Adam and Eve heard these words from God, they wept and sobbed yet more; but they strengthened their hearts in God, because they now felt that the Lord was to them like a father and a mother; and for this very reason, they wept, and sought mercy.

7.2 Then God had pity on them, and said: “O Adam, I have made My covenant with thee, and I will not turn from it; neither will I let thee return to the garden, until My covenant of the great five days and a half is fulfilled (5,500 years on earth).”

7.3 Then Adam said unto God, “O Lord, Thou didst create us, and make us fit to be in the garden; and before I transgressed, Thou madest all beasts come to me, that I should name them.

7.4 “Thy grace was then on me; and I named every one according to Thy mind; and Thou madest them all subject unto me.

7.5 “But now, O Lord God, that I have transgressed Thy commandment, all beasts will rise against me and will devour me, and Eve; and will cut off our life from the face of the earth.

8.1Then Adam wept and said, “O God, when we dwelt in the garden, and our hearts were lifted up, we saw the angels that sang praises in heaven, but now we do not see as we were used to do; nay, when we entered the cave, all creation became hidden from us.”