Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Time to Burn Your (Underwire) Bra?

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The first issue with underwire bras is that all underwire bras are made of a plastic coated metal. According to Dr. George Goodheart author of Chinese Lessons For Modern Chiropractors, Goodheart found that it is possible to tape a small metal ball onto an AcuPoint (acupuncture point), and accomplish longer-term stimulation to that point. The BBs are used by thousands of doctors daily. Metal that is constantly on a given point on the human body may cause problems. One critical factor is where the metal is, and what that point ties to in terms of the human psychophysiology. For the underwires in Bras, the wires fall directly onto two very important NeuroLymphatic Reflexes. The one goes to the Liver and Gall Bladder. The other goes to the Stomach.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, (Bantom Books 2002; page 344) writes "Stop wearing an underwire bra." Too often this kind of bra cuts off circulation of both blood and lymph fluid around the breast, chest wall, and surrounding tissue.

Dr. Jesse Hanley, M.D., in her book: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, (Warner Books, 1999), Dr. Hanley encourages her patients not to wear underwire bras or even tight bras, except for special occasions because they block the lymph glands under the arms, around the breast and chest wall. "Lymph glands play an important role in draining toxins from the breast."

Constricting bras have also been implicated in the rise of benign (non-cancerous) but often painful breast cysts and lumps. Says Dr. John McDougall, M.D., in his book titled The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart
Underwires can be switched out with plastic, you could buy bras without underwires, or if possible hang loose!  Spanx just came out with a new completely stretchable fabric bra which is receiving rave reviews. 



Most of the time, our stories are clearly different even though we carry the same kinds of feelings—sadness, loneliness, jealousy, hurt, happiness, and hope. We can relate better than we ever expect if only we open ourselves up to it. We don’t need to shoulder the same struggle as someone else to show that person compassion or to be a bright spot in his day. We just need to care.
There’s a fear: we won’t say the right thing. We’ll make matters worse. We better just say nothing at all because we really cannot even imagine what that person is going through.
It’s not true.
Even if we cannot seem to walk that mile in someone else’s shoes, we are still capable of standing beside them to be a supporter until the day they learn to smile again.~Hannah Brencher (

The chemistry of your blood is controlled by your thoughts, perceptions and beliefs in your conscious and sub-conscious mind. One of the fastest ways - possibly the only way - to engage the brain in changing any behaviour or emotion is to stay in the present moment.~ Dr. Bruce Lipton

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

"You can direct the outcome of any situation you face through the power of thought. The key is to be honest with yourself and others at all times, keep your thoughts focused on the best possible outcome for everyone involved and never allow yourself to be pushed where you don't choose to be."
Iyanla Vanzant

“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are coloured or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.” ~Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona
Process of  
Ho’oponopono® (means to make right)

  1. Bring to mind anyone with whom you do not feel total alignment or support, etc.
  2. In your mind's eye, construct a small stage below you
  3. Imagine an infinite source of love and healing flowing from a source above the top of your head (from your Higher Self), and open up the top of your head, and let the source of love and healing flow down inside your body, fill up the body, and overflow out your heart to heal up the person on the stage. Be sure it is all right for you to heal the person and that they accept the healing.
  4. When the healing is complete, have a discussion with the person and forgive them (remember, forgiveness is an energy, not an emotion), and have them forgive you.
  5. Next, let go of the person, and see them floating away. As they do, cut the aka cord that connects the two of you (if appropriate). If you are healing in a current primary relationship, then assimilate the person inside you.
  6. Do this with every person in your life with whom you are incomplete, or not aligned.
  7. The final test is, can you see the person or think of them without feeling any negative emotions? If you do feel negative emotions when you do, then do the process again.

    As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your heart and mind. ~ Isabelle Holland

"We block what is truly ours when we attempt to control things, instead of following our hearts; knowing that in each and every moment everything is in divine and perfect order. All we have to do is breathe, let go and watch the magic flow."

"Some people drain you and others provide soul food. Get in the company of those that feed your spirit." ~ Thema Davis


Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not any more. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:
 There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?”Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?
Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, co-workers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu
 Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.
 Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle
 Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.
Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.
Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.
 Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” 
Joseph Campbell
 Stop labelling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer
Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”
 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.
I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.
This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another,  attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.
Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves.  You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

--by Dana Saviuc, Original Story, May 10, 2012
beautiful day

You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. ~Ingrid Bergman

Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles.  Why should we all dress after the same fashion?  The frost never paints my windows twice alike.  ~Lydia Maria Child

Monday, 29 October 2012

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~Viktor E. Frankl

Life Is A Gift

“Today before you think of saying an unkind word–
think of someone who can’t speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food–
think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your partner
think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion.
Today before you complain about life–
think of someone who went too early to heaven.
Before you complain about your children
think of someone who desires children but is unable.
Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or sweep–
think of the people who are living in the streets.
Before whining about the distance you drive–
think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
And when you are tired and complain about your job–
think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another–
remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.
And when dark thoughts seem to get you down–
put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still breathing.
Life is a gift – Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, and Fulfill it.” Author Unknown

Sunday, 28 October 2012

If you judge people, you  have no time to love them. ~ Mother Theresa

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Friday, 26 October 2012

"Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go."

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“I believe in going with the flow. I don't believe in fighting against the flow. You ride on your river and you go with the tides and the flow. But it has to be your river, not someone else's. Everyone has their own river, and you don't need to swim,float,sail on theirs, but you need to be in your own river and you need to go with it. And I don't believe in fighting the wind. You go and you fly with your wind. Let everyone else catch their own gusts of wind and let them fly with their own gusts of wind, and you go and you fly with yours.”~C. JoyBell 

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realise your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. ~Morihei Ueshiba

Apples and Oranges

"It isn't possible to judge the successes or failures you think exist in your life based on what you think others have. You may be envious of their wonderful life but you don't see the entire situation and if you had it, you may not like it at all. "~ Jennifer Hoffman

Thursday, 25 October 2012

One of yesterday's magnificent solar flares. These are increasing in frequency and intensity, as we near the end of this Ascension cycle.

"As part of our Soul contract, people show up in our experience that may challenge us - they are our greatest teachers. What they are really doing are revealing or mirroring the aspects of the Self that still need healing. Your Soul chose these specific events/people for your expansion and growth.  Because so many are not aware of the original contracts or even the purpose of being here on earth, we often make choices that are not in alignment with our original Soul desires. This creates an imbalance and often leads to illnesses, lack of energy, depression etc."

To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

“There is no truth except the truth that exists within you. Everything else is what someone is telling you.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Calm your soul & listen quietly to the voice within, let a deep trust in your heart drown out the voices of doubt, let your intuition guide you beyond the limits of reason, find peace among the truths you have hidden.   (~Hayley Darby, 8th May 2011)

Infinite Possibilities

If you would be willing to create a future that is based not on the probability of what could occur, but based on the possibility of what might come into existence, how much more could show up for you?

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."~John Lennon

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

People always say: ‘It’s inner beauty that matters, not outer beauty.’
Well, that’s not true.
If it were, why would flowers put so much energy into attracting bees? 
And why would raindrops transform themselves into a rainbow when they encounter the sun? 
Because nature longs for beauty, and is only satisfied when beauty can be exalted. 

Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows from our eyes.
The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and, like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.
So if the person looking into someone’s eyes has a dark soul, he will see only his own ugliness.

(Manuscript found in Accra publication dates >

If we ever wonder why, particularly in contemporary society, few people really learn to trust living in the Now, it is because our ego doesn't let us. It runs away into stories in the midst of the abysmal feelings. The survival value that being really present offered our early ancestors (who were constantly alert to the wilds of nature) no longer pertains to the vast majority today. For us, survival is fleeing any threatening feeling while always relying on intellect to organize for the future. This leaves us living in a world of thinking and emotion. It is why modern people are generally more stressed and unhappy than people from simpler cultures who live much closer to nature. 
~Richard Moss
"There's a Divine part of us that already knows everything, so there's absolutely no need to fear the unknown, because it really doesn't exist." ~Emmanuel Dagher

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” ~ Confucius

Monday, 22 October 2012

My Mother’s Hummer: Lessons In Standing In Our Own Power

My mother pointed to a Hummer that passed by as we were having lunch at an outside cafe one day and said calmly ‘That’s the car I want and if I was twenty years younger, I would buy it.” Although I was surprised to hear that my dignified, petite mother would want an oversize, flashy, bright yellow Hummer, I told her that she should buy one now,  if that would make her happy. But she said no, she was ‘too old’ and she was OK with the car she had, a conservative sedan. I thought about this conversation later and wondered how long she had hidden her desire for a Hummer, or any other dreams, from herself and the world? What other goals did she have buried within her that she never acted on because she was afraid of criticism, of going against the flow, or unsure of how to begin? Our mothers also carried Indigo energy, so why didn’t they use it more powerfully and share it with us instead of trying so hard to block ours? Or did they have a different intention? I have pondered this question for a long time and the answer gave me a new perspective on what has been a challenging situation in my life.
cont'd My Mother’s Hummer ~ by Jennifer Hoffman

Sunday, 21 October 2012

"Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death." ~Anon

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Scott Neeson left Hollywood to save children rooting in Cambodia's garbage dumps

"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. "~ Joseph Campbell 

Scott Neeson left Hollywood to save children rooting in Cambodia's garbage dumps

The Ten Invitations

The Ten Invitations
  1. You are invited to love yourself, others and life without condition - trusting that, in an evolving Universe, everything is unfolding perfectly.
  2. You are invited to do whatever makes your heart sing and your spirit dance. Only that.
  3. You are invited to live fearlessly and passionately - to step into your divinity, while embracing                   your humanity.
  4. You are invited to treat yourself and others with extraordinary respect and kindness - reaching out with love towards all beings, and seeing the Light within everyone.
  5. You are invited to honour everyone else's beliefs, feelings, values and choices - knowing these                    add to the variety of life, and that everyone's path or guidance is unique.
  6. You are invited to honour the earth, your body and all creation as sacred and divine - and to                  celebrate life in all its richness.
  7. You are invited to choose your own mission or purpose, expressing your creative gifts, talents and vision in whatever way feels most joyful.
  8. You are invited to listen to the inner voice of Love, which always sets you free - knowing that                   your goodness and worthiness are never in question, and that you can do no wrong.
  9. You are invited to trust in a loving and abundant Universe. Ask and it is given. Seek and ye                   shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened.
  10. You are invited to follow your dreams and desires - trusting your feelings, and using your imagination, to create your own heaven on earth.
~Channelled message to Gill Edwards at Mount Sinai

Three Compelling Reasons Not to Wear Synthetic Perfumes

(NaturalNews) Our cultural fascination with fragrance has spanned back thousands of years. Our ancestors did not spray a multitude of new-era chemicals on their body to achieve an appealing scent though. Instead, they often used plant materials to achieve desirable scents. Modern times have spawned literally thousands of chemicals for use in fragrance.

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