For Everything, There Is A Season

Perfect time

So often when things change in our lives, we have such a resistance to the change. This is because when people see a big change appearing they are often fearful that it is something bad. But it is important to remember that when something big changes in our lives, it means something better is coming.

There cannot be a vacuum in the Universe, and so as something moves out, something must come in and replace it.

When change comes, relax, have total faith, and know that the change is ALL GOOD.http://bit.ly/1ClUDSl

Change Is Good

A simple adjustment can bring profound change.

I am being profoundly changed.

So can you.

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Breathe Trust yourself

You’re Body Believes Your Thoughts

EVERYTHING can be changed by the thoughts we think.

Thought holds the power of transformation.

You aren’t your thoughts, but you become what you think of yourself.

“Spirit is All That Is, that which gives Life to Thought and Body.” – John Assaraf

Spirit being, what are you creating with your thoughts?

PHOTO QUOTE UNUSUAL Amazing brain 70000 thoughts a day

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Hurt Verses Pain

As I was peeling the dried, flakey skin from an onion, I thought of its similarities to our life experiences.

In adulthood, we tend to nonchalantly peel away and heedlessly disregard recurring emotional episodes. Because “it’s just the way things are,” they’re predictable (by us and those around us) and accepted as routine. Do we question why we, or they, repeatedly flake out? If a sliced onion regrew dehydrated skin overnight, wouldn’t you wonder?! And, if you think about it, it’s not until you pull off the silicone-like protective under skin and slice into the onion’s crisp flesh that its fresh juices flow…as do your tears.

Wake up and consciously seek the sources of “inflammatory” buttons. Sloughing “random emotions” require sloughing…and re-sloughing until the deep unconscious pains being triggered are remembered, loved, and transformed into wellness.

Photo Don't let problems go til they bless you Jacob wrestling the angel

HE IS RISEN!

PHOTO He IS Risen dove

Taking communion, I imagine the intense grief Jesus’ mother must have experienced…watching her son ripped apart within one lash of death…dripping blood and sweat as He drug the cross upon his lacerated body to Golgotha…withstanding the excruciating piercings of four stakes, intensified by the countless reverberations of hammer to nail…and, watching helplessly as the cross was raised. Considering her knowledge that Roman crucifixion was the cruelest of pain, she must have prayed for God to have mercy and hasten his death. I would have.

But, have you ever wondered why Jesus never cried out in pain for help to endure? Because He had already had that conversation in Gethsemane. (Matthew 26:36-39) And, unless He had had a change of heart, He knew He couldn’t cry out for rescue…a flight of angels would have instantly been there to do so.

So, He was silent, except for the anguish over His Father turning His back on Him: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” (Matthew 27:46) It was the first and only time in all eternity that He was separated from His Heavenly Father…for you, and for me.

As you break bread, might you remind God of each wound Jesus suffered, and claim its healing: the crown of thorns for His mental clarity, to hear His direction, to know His will, and to receive Holy inspiration (mental/psychological/spiritual healing); the stripes on His back for physical healing; the sword wound under His heart to receive emotional healing of yours; the stake piercings in His hands that the work of your hands (your efforts) are guided and blessed; the stake piercings in His feet that He lights and directs your path (destiny/purpose). And, as you partake of the communion wine/juice, remember His blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of your sins.

“At the time of His death, as Jesus became the atonement for human sin, the holy veil was ripped in the temple (Matt 27:50-51), giving us access to God.

“But on a hill far away a Lamb-turned-Lion descended into this death camp through the portal of Golgotha. Crashing through the gates of hell, He met the dark prince in the mother of all battles. With three spikes and a thorny crown, the Captain of the Host conquered the devil. . .

For with His blood the Holy One of Radiance purchased rotten, ragged sinners and recreated us into His righteous reigning saints!”-Abhesik Rai with YWAM

CONFESS: “Thank you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that You were thinking of me at Golgotha. I AM healed, whole, forgiven, redeemed, lead, and sanctified in You, Jesus. I AM victorious!”

Here’s a graphic reminder with scenes from “The Passion of The Christ” to the background of “Mary did you know?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikUovryDh80

Moon Boots…NOW CatSuits?

“Have you ever noticed when we are sick our loving felines come ‘to take care of us?’ In their world it could be like kneading into your stomach or laying on your head. Recent studies show that there may be some logic to this crazy behavior, after all.

The studies were conducted by NASA to solve the problems of astronauts that were coming back from orbit with frail bones and sad, weak muscles. Dr. Elizabeth Von Muggenthaler, President of Fauna Communications Research, suggests that the proper frequency of vibrations can heal injuries and increase bone density. Fortunately this is the same frequency of a cats purr.

Interesting points:

Cats create purr vibrations within a range of 20-140 Hz. This frequency of vibration is medically therapeutic for many diseases.

A cat’s purr lowers dysphonia symptoms.

Frequencies of 25 & 50 Hz are the best and 100 Hz & 200 Hz the second best frequencies for promoting bone strength.

Lowers blood pressure by interacting with the cat and hearing the calming purring sound.

Petting a purring cat calms down & lowers stress.

Cat owners have 40% less risk of heart attacks.

The vibrations are helpful for healing tendons and muscles.

Cats purr can heal infections and swelling.” –vitalityscience

FUN and Factual FYI:“…A true purr is the property of the smaller cats, such as your domestic cat. Although big cats make a thrumming breath sound, it is not, according to the experts at the National Wildlife Federation, a true purr. Why? Physics!

The purr begins in the larynx of the cats, with a vibration of the vocal cords. To resonate correctly, at the established frequency of 25 to 150 cycles per second, the hyoid bone has to vibrate along with the larynx. The hyoid bone is a rough half-circle of bone under the chin. The small cat’s hyoid bone is loose, and hums along with the vibration of the vocal cords. The big cats have a system of ligaments that run along the bone, keeping it in place. They trade this vibration for the greater movement of the larynx, which allows them to roar. The only larger cat to retain its purring ability is the cheetah. No other animal can make the sound that cats do. Which begs the question, why do cats do it?

…Dr. Elizabeth Von Muggenthaler…president of Fauna Communications Research…, suggests that the vibration can heal injuries and has been shown to increase bone density. Bones respond to pressure by building themselves up. Constant low pressure vibrations could work to the same degree that more occasional high-impact motion does. Cats might have adapted to purr to help keep their muscles, tendons, and bones healthy despite their astounding napping ability.

A sedentary lifestyle isn’t the only way to earn frail bones and sad, weak muscles. Going into space will do the same thing. Astronauts come back from orbiting the earth only to head into physical rehab.

Microgravity, the kind that people experience on the space station, can result in one percent bone loss per month. Without the ability to regularly exercise muscles, astronauts also lose muscle mass and strength, especially in their legs. One suit, which simulates the way gravity causes our body to exert pressure on our lower extremities, has already been designed to cope with the damage that space does to people. Maybe a different suit could be designed – one that simulated the frequency and tone of a cat’s purr to help astronauts keep their bones and muscles strong in microgravity. All we need to do is explain that astronauts need to be fitted with vibrating catsuits. “Can suits that simulate cat purring keep astronauts healthy?”—Esther Inglis-Arkell 

AND, THEY DID IT! HERE… http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/2012_nstrf_kendrick.html

 

Thoughts of Change

Quote Success relearnRecently, my sister posed the question: “What brings you alive?” which made me think:

Before my chariot, discovery was my high. It was one of adventure’s draws: exploring hidden paths, and back roads; climbing trees, rooftops, and to the top of a mast; lying upon the earth pondering the heavens; studying world maps. But, after considering her question, I don’t think that what enervates me has really changed. It used to be by physical dexterity; now, it’s through imagination and thinking skills.

I come alive when faced with a quandary—a need to “discover” a solution. I light up with each “aha:” a new idea…thinking outside of the box.

Whether faced with a barrier (or, simply, figuring out how to safely clean up shattered glass from a dropped bowl), writing, decorating, repurposing, for myself and others…whatever, I come alive when faced with a problem. That’s adventure! J

For this upcoming New Year of 2015, join with me in discovering contentment. YES! Contentment.

Happiness is an inside job. It’s a bi-product of fulfillment, and fulfillment is in your hands. Not in your spouse, your children, your youth…job…achievement…but in the realization that you are the current to “aliveness,” your life rhythm.

The body’s melody is reflective of its thoughts, whose frequency determines its health. You’re the note determining the duration (endurance) and pitch (atmospheric attitude) of events for the beat of your life.

Maybe music isn’t your language. Does gardening speak to you? What have you cultivated? Paradise lost or paradise found?

Weeds of discontent require pulling. Floods of self-indulgence need irrigating. The infested, stagnant pool of unforgiveness needs unclogging.

Refresh gloomy thoughts with winds of change!

“Mindfully,” choose life!

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Don’t Worry. Be Happy

Photo Tiny and friendIf you cannot agree with others, you can at least refrain from quarreling with them.

“When involved in a dispute with someone…it may be the only time doing nothing is better than doing something….When you quarrel with others—even if you win the argument—you place a great deal of unnecessary stress upon yourself. It is impossible to maintain a Positive Mental Attitude when you allow negative emotions, such as anger or hate, to dominate your thoughts. No one can upset you or make you angry…unless you allow them to do so.

Instead of arguing with others, try asking nonthreatening questions, such as:

“Why do you feel this way?

What have I done to make you angry?

What can I do to help?”

You may find that the entire situation has resulted from a simple misunderstanding that can be quickly rectified. Even if problems are more serious, your positive behavior will go a long way toward helping resolve them.” –Law of Attraction/Motivation quote 

Think positive thoughts.

Laugh out loud.

Love always.

You’ll never regret it!

God’s Glasses

Research has proven that the brain sends emotional “data” to the heart, not vice-versa. You can also bet your chips that the heart is the seat of attitude. As adults, we’ve learned to camouflage these “attitudes,” but the expression on a child’s face is a ready give-away of theirs.

I’ve watched children lie with a straight face, and even toddlers (with undeveloped verbal language) expressively shake their head ‘no’ in answer to a who-dune-it inquiry. It made me wonder: “How did he/she comprehend such an abstract maneuver to deflect blame, to avoid punishment?! Obviously, it doesn’t take practice; in a split second, we make this truth-or-consequence choice to fess-up and face it, or to lie and live in limbo.

By facing the truth, we choose to walk in the light. By lying, we’re forced into hiding. Deception casts a shadow of fear (of being found out), and its guilt pierces our heart. Guilt holds us back from spontaneous walks in the Son, worship, and prayer. 

Yes: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)

Yes: we will find ourselves guilty of many deceptions before we meet our Maker.

Yes: we will shy away from communion because of our sin.

Although all of the above are true, we should not sin! But thankfully, our God is an awesome God and sees us through the red-tinted glasses of redemptive blood. I quote Jim Croft’s perspective on this:

“In my estimation, one of the most encouraging passages that affirms answers to prayer is 1 John 3:16-23. It reveals that the condemnation of heart that prevents people from confidently making prayer requests in faith of positive outcome is overruled by God himself. The inference is that if our hearts condemn us, that God is greater than our hearts. His magnanimity of heart overrules and nullifies any condemnation within our hearts so that we can pray with full expectation of reward. The qualifier for this is not obedience to an endless list of biblical and self-inflicted religious regulations. All that we need do is believe on the name of Jesus and love our fellow Christians. You know in your inmost knower that you consistently meet that qualification in all circumstance. God is greater than your heart and invites you to pray for whatsoever you desire with expectant faith.”

Amen.

AFFIRM: “O Lord, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 NAS) By Your Word, I am redeemed. I am forgiven. I AM blessed. I choose the path of Truth.”