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Monday, August 29, 2016

Use Heat On Itchy Bug Bites

"Insect bites itch because insects leave proteins in your skin when they bite you, your body reacts to the proteins and you get really itchy. Heat can break down these proteins and stop the bites from itching.
"If you want to read more about the science involved check out this research paper:
"I normally use a hair dryer, but when I haven’t had one to hand I’ve used a lighter, candles and even a coffee mug. Just be careful not to actually burn yourself.
"Also please be aware that heat does not help protect you from Malaria or Dengue Fever – it only stops the itching."



For using heat to treat poison ivy and such, Google
"use heat to treat poison ivy".

Saturday, August 27, 2016

True Americans: The Khan Family

After the DNC, when I read the story of the Khan family, I was reminded of what being an American truly means. Integrity, true allegiance to our constitution and the American flag shine forth in their lives. Religious freedom and the Army ROTC are ideals that are given refreshed insights.....

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/khan-soldier-convention-iraq.html

My Comment: "He who shall remain nameless" offers very little worthy of emulation in his xenophobic tirades pandering to the fears of others.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Smithsonian Channel: The Great Wall of China / Secrets

The Great Wall of China is more than just a part of history, it's part of the world's geography, a sprawling, massive edifice of mud, reeds, and billions of bricks. But why did the Chinese go to such lengths to build it? And what secrets have enabled it to survive for over 2,000 years? We unravel its mysteries and rewrite its complex history through groundbreaking science and pioneering drone technology. This is how the wall was built, what its real purpose was, how it has survived multiple earthquakes and attacks, and how long it really runs.

Video 46 minutes:

If we want to better understand China and its history, then the above video is a valuable reference. Especially in light of how many times it has been invaded.

Talcum Powder Linked To Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer


Women are warned to stop using talcum powder around their genital area. Talcum travels up the vagina and lodges in the ovaries, causing inflammation and eventually cancer..... researchers found talc particles embedded in a majority of the ovarian tumors investigated.



Note: Talcum powder should not be used around babies nor breathed in by anyone. Corn starch is a safe substitute substance to absorb moisture.

Note: 
Talc is also added to many foods as an anti-caking agent, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted it GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. This means it need not be approved by the FDA prior to use in food. What types of food could chalk-like talk possibly be added to? More than you might think (this is only a partial list):
• Breakfast cereals
• Processed cheese, fruit and vegetables
• Table-top sweeteners
• Condiments (vinegar, mustard, sauces, seasonings)
• Baked goods and candy
• Sherbet and sorbet
• Pudding and yogurt
• Energy drinks
• Processed rice products

Note: The average American uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals besides talc.

It's important to remember that your skin is your largest and most permeable organ. Just about anything you put on your skin will end up in your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. Once these chemicals find their way into your body, they tend to accumulate over time because you typically lack the necessary enzymes to break them down.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Symbolism in the Bible



"Those who seek only literal interpretations of scripture become confused, because the Bible is not an explicit historical text. Scriptures were written to communicate spiritual knowledge, and the best way to communicate that kind of knowledge is in spiritual language, which is that language of metaphor, allegory, and symbolism."

"The Bible is a collection of writings. The first part, the Old Testament, is translated from the Jewish tradition. In Judaism, that collection of writings is called the Tanakh. Specifically, the story of the Ark is in the Torah, the five books of Moses. Yet, in Judaism, there are many more scriptures, and not all are available to the public. In other words, there are levels of teachings. Christianity, on the other hand, has rejected most of those other writings, even though the founder of Christianity is a master of those writings. We point this out because Jesus, as a Jew and a master of Hebrew and the secret teachings of Judaism, has not been followed as an example by his students. They have willingly avoided the knowledge needed in order to understand their own tradition. A Christian who knows Hebrew and Kabbalah understands Jesus and Christianity far better."



Sunday, August 21, 2016

As It Is: The Real You

Each of us is an individual manifestation of that Divine Flame of Life, having come from the Heart of God willingly and purposefully. Yes, the same God who made the whole macrocosm is focused within your own Individual I AM Presence. And within the fullness of that Presence is all that you desire, all that you require to fulfill your life. As you acknowledge this as the Truth of your Being, you begin to draw it forth. 

"I cannot speak of this to you too often: that when you really recognize and accept the Mighty Presence of God in you, there are positively no adverse conditions."
 
 ~ Saint Germain

 

October 3, 1932

There is so much more to life than the struggles and concerns customarily pre-occupying outer consciousness. It is possible to throw off those shackles of limitation that impose small-mindedness and leave you prey to forces that toss you about like pawns on a chessboard. You can strip away ignorance, blindness, superstition, and carelessness. For your True Reality is that, as a Firstborn Son or Daughter of God, you have the Power of your Mighty I AM Presence trembling on the cusp of your very own Heart. 


Since that moment in Eternity known as "the beginning," the Perfect Blueprint of you has existed in the Mind of God. Life has continued for millions of years because the Eye of God and the Mind of God have steadfastly remained upon this Vision of the Divine you. Regardless of your inner struggles or outer appearances, this is the you your Presence recognizes and champions. And through conscious awareness, you can re-align your life and step into the Flame of Freedom that awaits you within the embrace of that Presence.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

I AM Presence



I AM Presence


You are seeing the complete you for the very first time! The various details of this picture tell a complete and accurate story of the real you here on Earth as well as in the heaven worlds. The Truth is that you, in your outer self (shown as the lowest figure in the picture), are only a partial expression of a much greater, far more magnificent, individual Divine Being. God has individualized - not once, but limitless times - each time stepping forth as a distinct God Identity, unique in and of itself, yet inseparably One with the totality of the Godhead. Each Presence expresses its own supremely Divine, permanent sense of Selfhood as an I AM Presence. This is the one and only true, complete, and utterly REAL Self each of us can ever express in all eternity.
This Individual Presence, the real you, is a glorious, living, self-conscious, omnipotent, creative Being, full of Love, Joy, and boundless Optimism about your future together. It uses a body in appearance much like your own physical body, only composed of Sacred Fire, vibrating far outside the range of your physical senses. This body we call the Electronic Body (the topmost figure in the portrait). This Electronic Body vibrates so rapidly that it remains eternally youthful, beautiful, and perfect, regardless of what is going on with your physical body, which wears out quickly due to the incorrect use of the creative God Life we ignorantly misqualify in the form of negative karmic patterns. 
Due to our inability to perceive this Presence directly, it is obliged to step down the intensity of its own transcendent fiery nature but without compromising its own inherent Perfection. This stepped-down expression of the Presence is called in the Bible the "only begotten of the Father" and is known as your Holy Christ Presence (the central figure). You see the Christ Presence shown in the act of enveloping your outer consciousness with its own Light Body and overshadowing you with the Golden Light of the Christ Mind. Your Holy Christ Presence maintains a direct outpost of its own Consciousness within your Heart in the form of a Threefold Flame, expressing there the Love, Wisdom, and Power of your Presence.
The anchoring of this Threefold Flame of God's very own Heart within your physical form is evidence of your Divine Sonship and explains how human beings are constantly qualifying God's creative energy in the form of good or bad karma. You are directly connected to the Heart of your Presence via the Crystal Cord of Liquid Light and Life, shown descending as the vertical axis of White Light from the Heart of your Presence, through the Heart of your Christ Presence, and flowing forth as the creative energies of your Heart Flame.
In order to transmute the negative karmic conditions, which we have ignorantly created in the past, we can learn to call for our I AM Presence to project successive waves of its own consuming Love downwards into our outer worlds. This Love expresses in the form of the Violet Flame, which you observe in the process of gently redeeming those past karmic conditions through spiritual transmutation. Having purified the majority of this negative karma and having mastered time and space, we can return to the Oneness of our Presence, ascending as Jesus demonstrated, and experiencing throughout eternity the Joys of Divine Creativity as Ascended Beings. This is the true story and Divine Plan of your life!

Covering:
  • The unique Individuality of each I AM Presence
  • The Electronic Body
  • The Causal Body
  • Twin Flames and the "gender" of the Presence (with brief mention of the God Flame)
  • The history of the Presence (prior to entering into the cycle of incarnation in the matter planes)
  • The purposes for which the Presence chose to take incarnation, and the descent into the denser planes
  • The way the I AM Presence operates at Inner Spheres with respect to what goes in the lower matter spheres and bodies (the Presence as the sole Authority for each Lifestream)
  • The connection of the Presence with the outer form (the Crystal Cord, the Threefold Flame, the Holy Christ Presence, and the lower vehicles)
  • The activity of the Electrons of Light and more detail about the Threefold Flame

Friday, August 19, 2016

Gratitude & Self- directed Neuroplasticity for Better Health

Gratitude is an affirmation of goodness. It is, also, a recognition of goodness outside of yourself. People who are thankful are generally healthier. Your sense of gratitude can be strengthened with practice.

Forcing yourself to be thankful won't help. If you're in dire straits, maybe being grateful that things aren't worse than they are might be the best you can muster at any particular moment. Then, you build from there. Perhaps try being grateful that you live in a country where you have the right to vote or for indoor plumbing, friends, family, etcetera.
You will gradually become more and more self aware and grounded in what's right in your world.
Things to be grateful for:


Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to rewire itself. Not only does this occur when parts of the brain have been damaged, but training yourself to think new thoughts that trigger different emotions is another example:


The following thirty minute video has a two  minute section starting at the 16 minute mark telling that "neurons that fire together wire together" and that focusing on gratitude, love and joy can gradually make these more prevalent in our lives through neuroplasticity:

It, also, tells that changing yourself begins by "accepting your reality as it is, as it ACTUALLY is. But you experience it at the root level of sensation at the vibratory or energetic level without prejudice or influence of thought. Through sustained attention at the root level of consciousness the wiring for an entirely different perception of reality is created.
"Furthermore, circumstances don't matter, only your state of consciousness matters. Meditation in Sanskrit means to be free of measurement. Free of all comparison. To be free of all becoming. You are not trying to become something else. You are okay with what is. 
The way to rise above the suffering of the physical realm is to totally embrace it. To say yes to it. So it becomes something within you rather than you being something within it. 
How does one live in such a way that consciousness is no longer in conflict with its content. How does one empty the heart of petty ambitions? There must be a total revolution in consciousness. A radical shift in orientation from the outer world to the inner..... by accepting reality as it is!!!!"

My Comment: Using "as it is" as an introductory focal point for your meditative process might help. 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Global Warming: Great Barrier Reef Dying

"Almost one-quarter of the coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area – one of the world’s richest and most complex ecosystems – has died this year."

Warming ocean water is to blame.

"Even in the far northern reaches of the Reef, long at a sufficient distance from human pressures like coastal development to preserve, to a large extent, coral health, a staggering 50% of the coral has died."



"Even as the Great Barrier Reef dies before our eyes, Australia continues to increase its exploitation of dirty fossil fuels. In the past year, the Australian government has approved both the massive Carmichael coalmine and the Abbot Point terminal, located near the Reef, to facilitate the global export of output from the Carmichael mine. The emissions attributable to the Carmichael mine will be some of the highest resulting from a single project anywhere in the world."
"And the problem isn’t limited to Australia. In low-lying Bangladesh, one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, the government supports a proposal to build two huge coal-fired power plants adjacent to the Sundarbans World Heritage site. India, too, supports the proposal."
My Comment: Unless people like you and I  join environmental action groups, little more pressure will be put on our leaders to take action to remedy things like this. Greed will continue to have its unfettered way.



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Conspiracy Theories Have Undue Influence

Now, I'm not saying that Democratic anti-**umpsters aren't fans of conspiracy theories, but **umpster enthusiasts seem to have them beat. Outlandish diatribes are the glue of superstition that hold all fringe groups together (called cults). The closer you get to the fringe, the more prominent is the role of conspiracy theories. Example: those that say an international cabal of Jewish bankers is taking over the world (a persistent anti-Semitic one).

Note: I'm having to use ** for the first two letters of "you know who's" name, because in my previous postings about him, a swarm of hundreds of bot hits from the "land of the Czars" immediately followed in each instance / if you know what I mean. So, I'm  hoping this method will avoid triggering another such assault.

So, why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

"Group identity is a factor:
White Americans are more likely to believe that Obama concocted a fake birth certificate to hide his true identity as a foreigner, created death panels to determine who would live and who would die under his health care plan, conspired to destroy religious liberty by mandating contraceptives for religious institutions, blew up the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig to garner support for his environmental agenda and built concentration camps in which to place Americans who resist, etcetera....."

......"believers in conspiracies cut across gender, age, race, income, political affiliation, educational level, and occupational status. People on both the political left and right, for example, believe in conspiracies roughly equally, although each finds different cabals."



But, even so, some 'pecker woods' really test my patience. For example, view the 52 second clip at the bottom of the page showing Texas pro-choice advocate Carol Everett, who discredits her own movement with inane statements.
[Note: I find many valid points on each side of the abortion issue. Like the "right to die" issue, it requires deeply sober and thoughtful consideration. Not superstitious emotional irrationality or cold hearted connivance.]


Monday, August 15, 2016

Global Warming: Schism of Tribalism

Global Warming: Schism of Tribalism 
"Recall the 20th century, with its race to the moon, advances in medicine and information technology, and this incredibly strong belief in the promise of science.... people in the 1960s had faith in science, had hope in science. Most people thought science was responsible for improving their daily lives...."
"Now, we see partisan polarization or ideological polarization and the implications of science are intuitively recognized as threatening to one side and their world view."
The split with science is most visible and strident when it comes to climate change because the nature of the global problem requires communal joint action, and for conservatives that's especially difficult to accept.
Climate change is more about tribalism, or who we identify with politically and socially. Liberals believe in global warming, conservatives don't."
Note: Almost everyone, including fundamentalist conservatives, recognize the current reality of climate change. The only remaining point being contested is if global warming is being amplified by CO2, despite the fact that CO2 levels have drastically increased and are still increasing.

Take Action:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Four Stages of Spiritual Development

The Four Stages of Spiritual Development: Scott Peck

Scott Peck, author of books such as The Road Less Traveled, describes four stages of spiritual development:

"Stage I is chaotic, disordered, and reckless. Very young children are in Stage I. They tend to defy and disobey, and are unwilling to accept a will greater than their own. They are extremely egoistic and lack empathy for others. Many criminals are people who have never grown out of Stage I."

"Stage II is the stage at which a person has blind faith in authority figures and sees the world as divided simply into good and evil, right and wrong, us and them. Once children learn to obey their parents and other authority figures, often out of fear or shame, they reach Stage II. Many so-called religious people are essentially Stage II people, in the sense that they have blind faith in God, and do not question His existence. With blind faith comes humility and a willingness to obey and serve. The majority of good, law-abiding citizens never move out of Stage II."

"Stage III is the stage of scientific skepticism and questioning. A Stage III person does not
accept things on faith but only accepts them if convinced logically. Many people working in scientific and technological research are in
Stage III. They often reject the existence of spiritual or supernatural forces since these are difficult to measure or prove scientifically.
Those who do retain their spiritual beliefs, move away from the simple, official doctrines of fundamentalism."

"Stage IV is the stage where an individual starts enjoying the mystery and beauty of nature and existence. While retaining skepticism, he starts perceiving grand
patterns in nature and develops a deeper understanding of good and evil,
forgiveness and mercy, compassion and love. His religiousness and spirituality differ significantly from that of a Stage II person, in the sense that he does not accept things through blind faith or out of fear, but does so because of genuine belief, and he does not judge people harshly or seek to inflict punishment on them for their transgressions. This is the stage of loving others as
yourself, losing your attachment to your ego, and forgiving your enemies. Stage IV people are often labeled as Mystics.

Peck argues that while transitions from Stage I to Stage II are sharp, the transitions to Stage III and to Stage IV are gradual. Nonetheless, these changes are very noticeable and mark a significant difference in the personality of the
individual."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Scott_Peck
Comment: If one realizes the above, then one can be more tolerant about the spiritual beliefs of others -- or lack thereof. At the same time, if you are aware of where various others are on the above developmental scale, you can better decide how open you can afford to be with them about your own spirituality.

People who find themselves in a chaotic and disordered existence and then "discover" religion tend to take a very fundamental and authoritarian view (much like what the Old Testament provides). Those people who advance towards the higher spirituality and enlightenment that Christ brought in sometimes first spend time in questioning and skepticism. They no longer accept things by faith alone. Regardless, all people deign to eventually achieve the ultimate of what Jesus offered us. But, that requires growing beyond the rigid tenets of Fundamentalism. [We graduate from fundamental math 
to higher math and then to the math of the celestial spheres].

Also read:
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2014/02/dont-know-much-about-bible.html?m=1

Global Warming: Simple Demonstrations Show That Greenhouse Gases Warm Air

In thinking about global warming, we often forget that greenhouse gases are not inherently bad. Without them, we would have a snowball Earth. But, with too much of them, we risk a fireball Earth. Before mankind started terra forming Earth in spectacular ways and burning fossil fuels as an energy source, the biosphere was able to keep a proper balance of CO2 and oxygen. But, this is no longer possible because of the huge amounts of sequestered carbon dioxide being unlocked from the use of coal, petroleum and natural gas.

What some of us have a hard time understanding is how an invisible gas can act like an atmospheric blanket. To demonstrate, watch below:

00:03:00 Video

Mythbusters tests global warming theory - does CO2 warm air?


00:03:58 Video

The Greenhouse Gas Demo


After this, the physics is explained in this video:
00:03:09 Video
How Do Greenhouse Gases Work?





Friday, August 5, 2016

Texas History Alive

School curriculums are so regimented these days in order to bolster standardized state test scores that teachers have a hard time blending enrichment materials into their lessons. So, it behooves all of us to encourage students to enrich themselves by exploring varied sources. One such source is the following in the case of Texas history enrichment:

Rio Grande Civil War Trail
http://www.texascooppower.com/texas-stories/travel/rio-grande-valley-civil-war-trail

Ben Dollivar and Lafitte's Gold
http://www.texascooppower.com/texas-stories/history/ben-dollivar-and-lafittes-gold

Gettysburg's Last Casualty
http://www.texascooppower.com/texas-stories/history/gettysburgs-last-casualty

Texas Coop Archives
http://www.texascooppower.com/magazine-archives/2016

http://www.texascooppower.com

Liver Flush: Benefits


I'd been battling a skin condition called ringoids for several years to no avail. I'd also had patches of itchy flaky skin on my face. Then I did a liver flush for one week that involved nothing more than a bland diet, apple juice (or apple cider pills aka malic acid) and use of Epsom salts followed by grapefruit juice and olive oil. The immediate results were observable in the toilet bowl (you'll need to use a colander to catch gall stones, but the fatty liver accretions will float) / but, the result that was even greater is how much more vital I feel. And most notable, the skin conditions are gone.
[Extended family members  (both young and old) who did this, also experienced immediate physical improvements. Those who'd had the greasiest diets had the greatest volume of expelled substances.
Indeed, it was this fact that inspired me to try it.]

I'll share this information with my dermatologist. I doubt that he'll take me very seriously.  But, I at least need to share it with others here in this posting.

Note: The liver flush is not for those with renal failure or who are in delicate physical condition. I chose to forego any enemas / instead I used a dosage of Epsom salts to assure a good intestinal cleansing during and after the cleanse.

Note: I chose to use a mild method that doesn't use enemas (but instead relies on Epsom salt as a colon cleanse). I suggest you google search: 
"liver cleanse epsom salts".

Although I used a different procedure (that took a week) than what's described in the following link, it provides a good narrative at the end to explain what you will see as you excrete the gall stones:
http://healyourselfathome.com/HOW/CLEAN/overnight_liver_gallbladder_cleanse.aspx

Note: During the last couple of days of my liver flush in June, I expelled a cup's worth of granular looking, tan colored cholesterol crystals that flushed out from the liver bile ducts. There many thousands of them. Called "chaff", they float. 
I just finished my second flush. This time there was 3 times the amount as the first time. Strangely, they were mostly clumped into pellets the size of my thumb / and they had the texture of wet clay. One was so large that I had a such hard time excreting it that I did an extra dose of Epsom salts (after drinking a pint of water). Then, after this, came yellowish white spherical nodules / BB sized floaters along with some more chaff.
In neither cleanse did I find any gall stones bigger than that. And I'd used a colander to collect the excrement to make sure nothing escaped my attention. [Remember: When you're dosing daily with Epsom salts, the excrement still watery.]
Cleansing "chaff" is just as important as purging the stones.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Life Inertia


Not to be confused with the word "inert" (motionless), inertia is the resistance of anything to any change in its current state of motion (including a change in direction). In other words, it is the tendency of everything to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity. 


Social inertia is a term that applies the physics concept of inertia to other fields, in particular, social science fields such as psychology and sociology. It is used to describe resistance to change or the endurance of stable relationships in societies or social groups. Social inertia can be thought of as the opposite of social change. 


http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201112/four-forces-life-inertia

"To improve requires change".

Monday, August 1, 2016

Extreme Left to Blame for Trump



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/04/how-the-p-c-police-propelled-donald-trump.html


British Version
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/12/the-left-is-to-blame-for-the-creation-of-donald-trump/

Liberal article
http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/01/are-liberals-responsible-rise-donald-trump

Donald Trump: Consumate Performer



"Trump seems supremely cognizant of the fact that he is always acting. He moves through life like a man who knows he is always being observed. If all human beings are, by their very nature, social actors, then Donald Trump seems to be more so—superhuman, in this one primal sense."

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/the-mind-of-donald-trump/480771/

With this in mind, understand that he has honed a persona that gets him what he most desires: unquestioning adoration. "And let's take note that Mr. Trump's popularity in the polls also serves as an indicator of a significant portion of our current American culture."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-situation-lab/201509/the-personality-donald-trump

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-situation-lab/201603/donald-trumps-values

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201603/beware-americas-shocking-loss-empathy

Note: I was going to include a YouTube clip of Donald Duck throwing a fit, but strangely enough all 3 of them were not functioning?! All of the other Donald Duck clips worked fine. What are the odds?