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Friday, April 19, 2013

Quotes and health tip of the day... 4/19/13

We must not lose faith in humanity,
for it is an ocean.
If a few drops of the ocean
get dirty the whole ocean
does not become dirty.
     ~ Ghandi

Oh Great Spirit, who made all races.
Look kindly upon the whole human family
and take away the arrogance and hatred
which separates us from our brothers.
     ~Cherokee Prayer

Health Tip
All Hail The Cucumber!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time to Get Over Ourselves & Get on Board: We Need Each Other. ~ Jillian Locke

This is a PHENOMENAL article written by my friend Jillian Locke, in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy. I can't imagine it being said any more appropriately, more inspiring, more truthful!!! ENJOY!! 

"Even in the wake of tragedy, I notice the outpouring of love and support and gratitude, an outpouring that seems to gush during these times, but not during our day to day.

Which prompts me to ask to the question—why? Why does it take these horrific acts to slap us out of the zombification we all succumb to, even the most aware and present of us?

How is it that we become so embroiled in nonsensical dramas and stresses, little things we let take over and devour our attention and our spirits?

Do we succumb to these illusions of importance so that we don’t have to deal with the bigger problems—the problems that seem so much larger than life but actually call for such simpler resolutions?

The answers are simple—and these are the answers to everything—whether it’s paying your mortgage, settling a dispute, finding a job or having enough money to not only survive, but to thrive.

The answers are love and gratitude, always and all of those beautiful, forgotten things in between, like compassion, forgiveness, acceptance and allowance.

We focus so intently on protection, defense  and fortification against all of the perceived evils in the world (and I say perceived because they’re simply projections of our inner turmoil) that we forget about everything else that we’re blocking. We are still coming to understand the tremendous, boundless love and glories of the universe, of nature, and most importantly, of human kind.


We forget the real, good and pure power within ourselves. We look so poorly upon ourselves and the world at large, seeing only attacks, bombings, shootings and senseless acts of violence. And then we erect walls, install security systems, create systems of protection that further wall us into fear and darkness.

And what does all that do?

Perpetuate more of what it’s supposed to keep out.

Can you even conceive of what would happen if we took all that energy, effort and man power and directed it towards something completely positive? Something as simple as dragging ourselves away from the news and spending quality time with our friends, families and communities?

What would happen if we practiced incredible gratitude and compassion and generosity on the daily, choosing to allow those energies to flow through us, sending them out to be shared…an act as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at a stranger or—hold up—hugging someone or holding their hand, just because?

We’ve become so hyper-vigilant and protective that we don’t realize we’re creating proverbial prisons rather than sprawling communities. We’re shutting down—to ourselves and each other. We’re perpetuating the illusion of isolation…and that is truly the fall of mankind.

We don’t live in a world where it’s every man for himself, but yet, that’s how so many of us act. And then tragedy strikes, and we jump into action, seeking ways to help and do whatever we can to help the hurt, the fallen, the deserted.

Why can’t we find that spark in us every day, in every moment? Why is that not a natural instinct through our daily lives?

Life can be hard, painful, excruciating even, but only as much as we allow it to be. Every spark, every seed for happiness and wholeness and healing lies within each and every one of us, and our greatest challenge and mission in life is to not only keep that spark alive, but to nurture it, grow it and make it thrive so we can share it with others, second to second.

Because when we do this, we realize that we have everything we need, both material and emotional. All good makes its way to other sources and beacons of good and light, and back again.

Try it—you might be exceptionally amazed.

This is the practice and journey of life, people.

Get on board—we need each other, whether we like it or not. And we need to grow to like it. We need to get over ourselves and grow up and see the bigger picture. We need to fly above and look down—take a different view, a different perspective, and see how silly and completely unnecessary all of this violence and heartache and betrayal really is.

We’re not meant to be vehicles of destruction, but rather the very embodiment of love and light and compassion, manifest.

Love. Light. Compassion. Allowance. Forgiveness. Release. Acceptance.

Get into it."

Originally published on Elephant Journal
Jillian Locke is a writer, runner and healer in process. She writes because she’s a better person when she does, so it’s more a way of life than a vocation. She loves to keep her energy flowing, whether it be through writing, exercising or sharing. Her main aspiration in life is to create and love…radiantly. Follow her at

Quotes and health tip of the day... 4/18/13

We awaken in others
the same attitude of mind
we hold towards them.
     ~ Elbert Hubbard

Genuinely be happy to meet others
and they will likely fall into step
and be as happy to meet you.
     ~ Peter Shepherd

This works!
Imagine how the meeting will go.
See their faces and attitude first.
Hear the things you want to hear.
We are the result of imagination.
We live imagination.
Use your imagination.
Don’t let your imagination use you!
     ~ Angie Ducharme

Health Tip
Cinnamon: who knew? :) 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


"If you have a genuine desire, voice it then move mentally. You can move on the outside many times and not change. You must move within and view the world from already being the person you want to be.

If you do, you have moved from where you were to your desire's fulfillment. The motion is mental, all in your imagination. Now, if the desire is genuine, regardless of what the world will do, remain in that state and you will bring it into visibility. It is impossible, however, without motion, to bring anything from an invisible state into an outer, visible one. 

Everyone can do it because everyone has an imagination, which is God, and without him not a thing is created, and whatever is created is done by God whether it be good, indifferent, or evil."    ~Lecture #138 - Neville    10/27/1969

(picture shared by "Inspiration Daily" on google +)

In other words, you become the goal in your mind, body, and spirit, as if it has already come to pass, for anything that you can imagine already exists. After this step, you have drawn to you the energy and intuition to move in the appropriate direction, have called upon mighty forces of which you are connected to, and have started the play of synchronicity.
     ~ Angie Ducharme

Quotes and health tip of the day... 4/17/13

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. 
Your soul alone has the map of your future, 
therefore you can trust this indirect, 
oblique side of yourself. If you do, 
it will take you where you need to go...
     ~ John O'Donohue

In between egoism and self-doubt 
lies an open heart, an open mind, 
and a rhythmic, flowing life.
     ~ Angie Ducharme  

Health Tip
For relief from gas pains: either peppermint, diluted apple cider vinegar, a tsp of baking soda diluted in warm water, or laying down on your left side with knees bent, relaxing all muscles with relaxed breathing

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Where are we placing our Power?

Fitting perspective in the wake of tragedy by Neville Goddard...


One night, many, many years ago, I suddenly became aware of two beings. I am the one perceiving them so there are three, but I am the perceiver. Here above me stands the most beautiful woman imaginable, an angel – an angel of beauty and of everything. She was lovely! And below me was the most monstrous thing that man could ever conceive, covered with hair like an ape, but it could speak. It spoke gutturally. I looked at it, and then it looked at me and pointed to this beautiful, angelic being, and it called this woman, “Mother.”

Well, I was so annoyed with this monstrous thing that I pummeled it. It gloated. It loved violence; it fed on violence. Every time I was violent, it became stronger. And this beautiful thing, glowing…but this one is calling it “Mother.” And suddenly, as I was beating this thing, I realized: why, this is the embodiment of all my misspent energy, as this other one is the embodiment and personification of every noble thought I’ve ever entertained. I looked at this thing; I had no one with whom I could swear. I felt a compassion I have never known before. I looked at this monstrous thing and realized it is but the result of my own misused energy. It never should have been given birth. And I said to myself, “I’ll redeem you, if it takes me eternity.”

I pledged myself to redeem it, and do you know what happened? At that very moment, before my eyes, the whole thing withered. The monstrous thing, the embodiment of power – horrible-looking thing – it all got smaller and smaller and smaller, and left no trace of ever having been present. But as it got smaller and smaller and disappeared, the energy returned to me! I felt infinite power.

I felt like I would have done anything for the power to return to me. It wasn’t wasted; it was misused, but not lost. “Nothing is lost in all my holy mountain.”


Lecture #407 – Neville 07/23/1968

Quotes and health tip of the day... 4/16/13

As love builds, lovely things happen.
Keep building the love.

As we focus on all the kind things
that occurred during the tragedy yesterday,
we tip the scales in the right direction.

When I was a boy
and I would see scary things in the news,
my mother would say to me,
'Look for the helpers. 
You will always find people
who are helping.' 
     ~ Fred Rogers

We are one world....

Health Tip
For tick bites: make a paste with bentonite clay and distilled water, put on bite, and wrap in gauze for 24 hours then immediately chop 3 cloves of garlic and eat them or swallow with liquid. Repeat garlic 3 days in a row

Monday, April 15, 2013

Quotes and Health Tip of the day... 4/15/13

Imagine you had no financial, 
social or personal restrictions: 
what would you be doing differently with your life?

Imagining yourself living life without financial 
or any other restrictions will clue you into 
what you really want. 
     ~ Stephen Russell

Imagination is POWERFUL!
It has a tremendous drawing force.

Health Tip
For arthritis and inflammatory pain: ginger, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, cherries, pineapples, foods with omega 3's