Tuesday, December 11, 2012

There Are No Mistakes

So many people’s health problems stem from feelings of regret, depression or discouragement due to actions or decisions from the past. However, I am here to tell you there are no bad decisions and there are no mistakes. There are only the consequences of our decisions. 

This understanding came to me through studying a Universal Principle: the Law of Polarity. The Principle of Polarity states that everything is dual. There are two sets of opposites for everything found on the physical, mental or spiritual plane. Polarity is the difference in direction or dimension of the extreme opposites of one thing. There is no light without darkness, no good without bad, cold without warm. Each is the same just in varying degrees; there are no absolutes. What is truth for one is half-truth for another.

Opposites are the two extremes of the same thing. Using temperature as an example, when would you believe that hot becomes cold? You might say 32 degrees would be the division because water freezes at that point, however ice also begins to melt at that temperature. I remember the winter months that I lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Locals wore coats and rarely visited the beach. Yet, snowbirds from Canada wore tee shirts and even swam in the Gulf during the same months. All were in the same location at the same time, but their realities were different.

If opposites are truly the same, then Love and Hate are just extremes of the same emotion.  Where does love begin and hate stop? When does hot become cold? How far east do you travel before reaching west? The answer is not a marked point on a scale as much as how we feel or think about a condition at that particular time and the amount of energy ( attention and judgment) we give to the thought. 

How does all of this affect your life? Since all things contain the principle of polarity, any thing can be changed. It is done with the power of your mind, because the mind controls emotions. The first step is in choosing to do so.   You may not be able to change the thing you have done or that has been done to you. However, it is in changing your belief about the outcome that the negative effect is negated. Sometimes we make a decision and the outcome is not all we hoped. This is because the person who asks for a thing is never the same person who receives it. There is a process of becoming that must take place…otherwise you would already have the thing you asked for.  As being the captain of your own ship, decide where you want to go, set your course and keep your eye on the designation. All the things that happen in between are part of the journey. If negative thinking begins the thoughts create a downward spiral that feeds the negativity with repetition.  If the attitude stays positive, regardless of what passes, the outcome will be greater for it.  

A similar situation happened to one of the women in my group when I was a sales trainer. She wanted to win a company car. She worked a full time job and sold our product part-time. A new car would be a wonderful reward. She made the commitment and worked out a plan, but as she began putting the plan to action her well organized life seemed to begin falling apart. First, she was laid off from her job, and secondly her husband’s company sent him to Japan for two months to open an international location.   She felt all of this was a sign that she had made a bad choice.  We talked about changing perspective, making a paradigm shift and seeing all these events as a boost from the Universe. She no longer had a job; instead, she had a business. She no longer had a paycheck so there would be no coasting on minimum sales.  During the two months of her husband absence, she had the freedom to work the hours she chose. All the earlier negative events crumbled to became the stepping-stones to her success.  Yet nothing really changed except the way she chose to view it.  

Our physical world is only the tip of the ice-berg.  Our minds, beliefs and emotions affect all that is unseen. And the Universe will return whatever behavior is given out from a source  to its source through another  principle called the Law  of Cause and Effect . This one was my Christmas gift to you...I’ll explain that one next time.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


There has been a waxing moon since January 25th. Waxing means that the new (dark) moon is in a state of becoming, growing into a big full circle. This is the best time to plant the seeds of plants meant to become above ground vegetation such as leafy greens, vines and flowers. 

I decided to work with this moon energy to start my Spring garden. Crouching over the soil sprinkling various seeds, I found my mind wondering if a seed has any idea of its potential ; what it is meant to become. Does it simply do the best it can to survive at each level of its development or is there some vague image of completion that it carries in its core? 

From there, I applied the same question to human life; my life. A small child lives each day watching, learning and wanting to become.  The only image that I remember having of a possible potential would have been from watching an older sib or my parents. The desire to be and do as I witnessed becomes the motivator. As years pass, a greater awareness develops, then a dream or aspiration, but all along each of us just keep doing the best we can, trying to survive.

As I look back over the years I cannot remember a time when I was not trying to ‘become,’ even to the point of obsessing.   Become a better student, better mother, better sales trainer, better businessperson...better, better, better. It fatigues me just to remember it all. Then I realized that the stress and fatigue of trying to be has been gone since I gave up trying and just started being.

The hard part was learning to be like the seed, releasing control of the outcome and just focusing on the practice of being with each day. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Forego the Dough

Gluten is found in all grains; some more than others. Wheat is one of the major culprits and to my thinking, the original source of the sensitivity.  

Wheat, like all grains is actually a grass. The part we eat is the seed. Its’ been around since the beginning of the planet in one phase of development or another. According to some accounts, the human race has been eating wheat since 8,000 years before the end of the Paleolithic period. However, not the wheat that is available today.

 The wheat kernel  contains a dormant embryo (in this case the germ ). It lays within the seed waiting for moisture to bring about the environment that creates action. Also within the seed is all the nutrition and vitality the embryo needs to supply life until it has set root and developed its true leaves. This nutritional substance is the endosperm; also known as gluten. It is a source of protein and starch. All of this is covered by layers of bran, then the husk or hull.

The word “gluten” comes from Latin. Gluten, meaning  glue. Named so because it gives elasticity to dough, helps it rise and keep its shape. It gives bread products their spongy texture. It is also the standard base for wallpaper paste or glue for paper mache’ when mixed with water. 

The wheat berry or seed ( shown in the diagram below) has a much larger area of endosperm than ancient grains used to contain. In the 19th century agriculture began to ‘improve on nature’ by hybridizing  wheat. One of the desired effects was to create a plant that would produce greater grain/ more flour. By the first part of the 20th century the US was growing wheat with larger kernels and the food industry was removing all  germ and brand as well as the husk. Fluffy white flour with artificial nutrients was marketed. We were eating white;  flour, sugar and rice. No fiber, just starch.

Early civilizations gathered and threshed wheat and other ancient grains by hand. Only the outside husk were removed. The remainder was boiled, steamed or ground to make a flour. The process allowed most of the bulk and fiber to accompany the glutinous endosperm through the process of digestion.

The reason hybridizing and processing creates a problem has to do with to the way our body digest food. The small intestine is where most chemical digestion and absorption takes place. It is the site where most of the nutrients from ingested food are absorbed. To offer a larger surface for the digested food or chime  to pass, the first stage of the small intestine has folds or ‘fingers’ called villi. Minute food partials pass through and surround the villi fingers. These finger-like tiny hairs grab and absorb nutrients as foods pass through your lower digestive tract. When the diet is high in glutinous foods and low in fiber the gluten coats and covers the villi. Over time the coating causes the villi to suffocate and decay.  All of this is compounded when sugared drinks accompany meals due to the sugars negative effect on necessary B-vitamins and minerals.   

Friday, January 13, 2012

THE new year CHASM

Am I the only one who feels that they are floating within a chasm? It’s as though ending the old Gregorian calendar  year and the birth of a new year under the Chinese calendar  has created a cradle or fertile furrow to birth new purposes and ideas. Having a full moon and its energy influence overseeing this period adds confirmation that this is a time to set new sites and take first steps toward seeing desires happen.
Since developing a 4th dimensional approach to healing and the negative influences that affect health, I have started viewing most everything from an energy perspective. Overtime (and practice) a greater sensitivity and understanding to what might be labeled as Feng Shui, intuition or Shamanism has occurred which is a bit like peeking through stage curtains before a performance. Energy is what it is all about.

As for this calendar thing, part of the influence we’re feeling comes from (the energy) having a major part of the world population accepting and following a calendar based on the sun (which is changing) and trade. It is almost the 100th monkey situation; enough people thinking (applying energy) about the same thing makes it true. However, in following the Gregorian calendar, we live just one beat out of step with nature . We are so used to the miss-beat that we ignore the sensation. 

On the other hand, there are a great number that have been placing their faith (energy) on the Chinese system of time marking for thousands of years. It is a calendar that follows lunar AND solar (lunisolar). This system follows natural movements untouched by the influence of commerce…and yet following its energy flow can have a positive influence on prosperity.  Each month follows one cycle of the moon.  Over history it has become common knowledge the moon influences the oceans and other bodies of water such as our physical form and brain.

Setting direction  for my new year as I float  in the energies of this chasm, have me wondering,  how might it  enhance my  health and future designs if I were to follow the current trend of most of East Asia? That is to use the Gregorian calender (called the Yin calendar), for day-to-day activities (business, birthdays, etc.) but the Chinese (or  Yang) calendar for season changes and other important aspects of life.  I believe it would benefit my efforts (energy) similarly to how the old Poor Richard’s Almanacs helped farmers in the past.

January 23rd begins the Chinese year of the dragon. As a person born under the “Rat” sign, I’m looking forward to a very auspicious year.