Concentration

October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

“Concentration is the secret of strength.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ginseng Chicken Soup

October 16, 2017

Lean On

October 16, 2017

Plants

October 16, 2017

“The Cherokees speak of the plant as a sentient being… able to make itself invisible to those unworthy to gather it.”
– William Bartram

Getting Answers

October 16, 2017

How to Find Answers Through Intuition and Meditation

Self Investigation

October 15, 2017

“Do not believe on the strength of traditions even if they have been held in honour for many generations and in many places;

do not believe anything because many people speak of it;

do not believe on the strength of the sages of old times;

do not believe that which you have yourselves imagined, thinking that a god has inspired you.

Believe nothing which depends only on the authority of your masters or of priests.

After investigation, believe that which you have yourselves tested and found reasonable, and which is for your good and that of others.”
– Buddha, Kalama Sutta

The Man Who Knew Too Much

October 15, 2017

Two things recently came into my awareness.

First, the old Hitchcock movie, The Man Who Knew Too Much. I haven’t seen it yet but it kept crossing my path. The title has been ringing in mind.

Secondly, I rewatched a Star Trek TNG episode for the dozenth time, but this time it made me wonder.

The one where Geordi is captured by the Romulans and brainwashed by having him watch tons of negative images. They flood his brain with negativity.

That made me think. I am doing that exact thing to myself!!

I’m a man who knows too much. Mostly too much negative.

What the politicians are up to. What is happening around the world. I don’t even watch the news yet I know everything.

What the nba players are doing and saying. All the hoopla in the nfl. Which teams are winning the mlb playoffs. And I don’t even watch or like sports!

What the pro wrestlers are doing behind the scenes. All the drama. I don’t know why, but it’s just so addictive to know what goes on behind the facade.

What the actors and actresses are doing. Which movies are poppin and which flopped. The stats and figures. The secret fights behind the scenes. Yet, I don’t watch most movies!

What the other celebrities and reality stars are up to. Pop culture. I don’t honestly care or watch their shows, yet their news is inside my mind.

I know all about the hip hop community. The latest beefs and rumors. I don’t listen to the music yet know all the gossip!

In other words,
INFORMATION OVERLOAD.

And most of the time, it is NEGATIVE INFORMATION OVERLOAD.

Rarely does positive news reach my awareness. I am drawn towards all the wrong & gossipy things happening around the world.

I don’t even seek it out, since I actively try to avoid negativity, yet it finds me, like static cling.

I can simply search for a recipe online and somehow enter that wormhole. Everything is one click away on some “related” link.

I can innocently listen to a podcast meant to be “comedy,” yet know everything about everything in the whole world.

I can seek out a funny clip on youtube and somehow end up hours later knowing all the gossip about everyone. Either some “related” video or some comment will pique my curiosity.

That’s how websites are built, to be super addictive.

Google, Youtube, and the whirlwind of Twitter. They want to consume all of our time and attention. Forget about Facebook, I quit that hyper drug years ago.

It’s like a casino, you enter planning to just eat at the buffett with your friend who likes to gamble and leave with no additional cash spent.

Soon, hours have passed, you have no idea what day or time it is, and you’ve withdrawn all that you can from your debit card. And somehow, you’ve lost your shoe.

The iPhone is equally the greatest and worst invention. It’s crack cocaine times 1000. One of the most addictive tools of all time. And worst of all, it’s with us 24/7.

It’s our alarm, camera, notepad, computer, email, photo album, music, radio, television, movie theater, newspaper, maps, shopping mall, banking, video games, erotica, and workstation, all in one.

I don’t think I’ve been more than 50 feet away from my iPhone in like seven years.

The spiritual goal is a quiet mind and open heart, like Michael Singer teaches.

The internet, instead, churns our mind like a tropical hurricane and nails our heart shut (just look at online comments).

No solutions, just an observation I had.

Consuming Adaptogens

October 14, 2017

5 Easy Ways To Include Health-Boosting Adaptogens In Your Diet

High Octane

October 14, 2017

 
Sometimes green tea will satisfy me. Othertimes, I turn to black tea. And then there are times when nothing will do except a glass of strong black coffee.

Agatha is the best-selling novelist of all time.

Her books have been the third most published all time, coming in only after The Bible and Shakespeare. Wow.

Only now did I feel the urge to check out one of her books. Maybe it’s my kindle “cover” that keeps changing everytime I turn it off, showing Agatha’s picture every now and then that planted the idea to check her out.

I assumed murder mysteries would be gory & violent, having never read one before, so I avoided those for a long time.

Well, I now know that’s not the case. Murders are just a plot device to tell a puzzle-type story.

A person has to die because that’s the ultimate end. If the crime was just a punch in the face, the victim could tell everyone whodunnit and the puzzle would end after one sentence.

In a murder, we have to figure it out, using vague clues.

I quickly picked up and finished Murder on the Orient Express in just a couple of days. A puzzle is addicting and I wanted to know the solution asap, so I was greedily reading as fast as possible.

I’m still kinda green when it comes to reading fiction, so this style of writing was odd for me.

It’s not a story from beginning to end, like other novels I’ve read, but each chapter is a presentation of information as we try to sniff out the clues. Like we are a detective and we’re given a vanilla envelope with information.

All that said, I enjoyed the book.

The ending, the whole point in reading this type of book, was great and satisfying. I can’t speak more about it without spoiling anything.

After I finished reading, I learned that there’s actually a movie version coming out next month! I hope it’s well-made and look forward to checking it out.

Meanwhile, I am currently reading her other famous book, And Then There Were None.

Flatliner

October 12, 2017

I’ve been making a mega elixir tea lately and wanted to share the idea with you.

It will take too long to explain the plethora of benefits of each individual ingredient, so I will leave it to you to research that yourself.

Most of the ingredients and information, I got from Dragon Herbs, who I’ve been mentioning a lot lately.

Anyways, my formula goes like this.

Using a large herbal tea pot with a built-in strainer, or a french press, or just a jug that can hold hot water and strain it yourself afterwards as needed.

Add:
– 1 bag of spring dragon longevity tea (has six adaptogenic ingredients)
– 2T goji berries
– 1t reishi powder
– 1t chaga powder
– 3 squirts of Ginseng Sublime (you can use as little as 1 squirt)

Fill it up with hot water.
Steep for a few minutes and drink.

Keep adding hot water throughout the day over and over as each brew will release more goodness.

This is like a super mega ultra adaptogen tea! Using the best superfood tonic herbs of all time!!

If you only used any one of these items alone, you’d have a wonderful powerful tea.

I just one morning decided to put all in at once and it is super great! Really noticeable in energy, mood, and everything.

The tea includes the top superior tonic herbs that help all three of your treasures: Jing, Qi, and Shen.

You can mess around and add whatever else you want.

I added some Moringa powder to it a few times, not the greatest flavor but not bad.

I added some Triphala, because we had it lying around, really makes the tea taste terrible but healthier! I have since opted to not be that healthy any more.

Can add 1-2 black tea bags if you wish to get some caffeine.

Can add additional Spring Longevity tea bags if you like in later brews.

Can add green tea or other herbals you prefer. Not necessary, completely optional.

The possibilities are endless. I’m hooked on working with these tonic herbs and absolutely love em.

Kali has Risen

October 12, 2017

I thought it was a myth. Had to be.

One of those stories people tell over the years, a fantastic fairy tale. The myth about this crazed woman who roams the streets causing utter destruction.

No man is safe!
She has this thing about whoopin ass and collecting skulls of male kings, to let the rest of us know what time it is.

Godzilla ain’t got nothin on Kali.
She eats three Godzillas and one King Kong for breakfast. That’s light work for her.

Kali makes Stone Cold Steve Austin put down his beer on a coaster. Makes him sip it outtofa tall glass, with his legs crossed and pinkie up, like a proper gentleman!

I never thought I’d live to witness the real life Kali wake up from her deep slumber to start going to werk.

The collective American Feminine has had enough!
Rightfully. What took so long, some wonder.

Now she’s storming the streets, laying the smacketh down and taking names.

All men are scared.

Who woulda thought the “weaker sex” would be this fierce?

Men of all ranges, from thousandaires to billionaires are cowering. Even the dudes who practice jiu jitsu and power lift to build ridiculously bulging muscles have taken notice.

No man is without sin!

The Dalai Lama stirred awake from his daily five hour meditation. A disturbing vision. Had he grabbed a female butt or two in his youth? Sweat dripping from his temples.

Will Kali remember?

He reaches for his mala and starts to Om Mani Padme Hum 108 times.

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game

October 12, 2017

“The object of the game of life is to see clearly one’s good and to obliterate all mental pictures of evil.”
– Florence Scovel Shinn

A Fun Divination Tool

October 12, 2017

This is something cool I recently discovered and wanted to share with you.

What you need:
A quartz crystal hanging on a string

OR

any type of small weight hanging on a string, like your ring on a thread, or something like that.

If you hold that crystal or thing hanging from a string above the palm of your hand, it should start swinging clockwise.

If you do that over the back of your hand, it should swing counter clockwise.

It has something to do with the bioenergy of our hand or something, doesn’t really matter.

If it swings the way it’s supposed to, that means we’re good to go. If it doesn’t, maybe your energies are flowing backwards or you’re too stressed at the moment or whatever other reason. Drink some water, relax, and try again a little later.

We can use the clockwise swing to mean “yes” and counterclockwise to mean “no”.

I will ask a yes or no question in my mind and see which way the weight will swing.

Or I will hold a supplement in my hand to see if the answer is yes or no that I should take it right now.

Do I need fish oil right now?
Yes.

Should I text my friend right now?
Yes.

Should I write this blog post right now?
Yes. ;)

Should I drink coffee right now?
No.

But what about some black tea?
Yes.

Ok, then!

This is in a similar fashion as muscle/energy testing where someone tries to press down on your arm. But that takes two people to do.

It is like doing the solo energy testing where you make a circle with your fingers in one hand and try to break thru with a finger from the other hand. But that seemed too faulty and I felt I was influencing the decision.

Or then there’s the sway test, where you hold the item by your chest and see if your body leans forward (yes) or backwards (no). But that is too much effort and you’ll look like a nutso when doing it in front of others.

So, this new crystal on a string trick is fun and discreet enough.

Now some caveats.

I would not drink poison if the weight swung yes!

I wouldn’t start eating wheat/gluten if it swung yes!

I wouldn’t jump out of the window if it swung yes that I could fly!

Catch my drift?

I have only been using it for fun things like random questions and various supplements that are pretty harmless, like b12, fish oil, and some other things.

I picked up this idea to use a crystal on a string from one of Jean Haner’s books, Clear Home, Clear Heart. She uses it for energy clearing purposes.

I picked up the idea that you can use your ring or whatever else on a string from a book by U.S. Anderson, The Magic in your Mind.

People have been using various pendulums and such for divination purposes for a long time. So this is like that.

Oh yea, one more thing.

The power isn’t really in the crystal, but rather our subconscious mind. When we use a tool like this, it allows our body/energy/subconscious to override our mental/intellectual/chatter brain to give answers.

Give it a try! It’s fun.

Forgiveness

October 12, 2017

“You can never be free of bitterness as long as you continue to think unforgiving thoughts. How can you be happy in this moment if you continue to choose to be angry and resentful?”
Louise Hay