Thursday, April 30, 2015

Have you tried different meditation techniques?

Did you ever fall into the trap of thinking that simply repeating a mantra is actually meditating? With all the information and conflicting advice available on the internet it's no wonder people have trouble deciding which meditation technique to use, why they try too hard or why they are afraid of what they may or may not experience during or after meditation. 

The Parts of the Whole

Indigenous people from all over the world have understood the power of energy. They didn't have microscopes or sophisticated equipment to study matter and atoms. They had something much more powerful, their imaginations. Today, after centuries of disagreement, scientist and spiritualist agree that virtually everything in our world is made out of energy.

Some cultures call it chi, others call it ashé, but all acknowledge the fact that there is a world, a plane of existence that is invisible, naked to the human eye. Energy in simple terms; is a source of power that shapes our existence. Energy vibrates at its own unique speed. Like-minded organisms vibrate in similar ways, but no two organisms are exactly alike. Energy from opposite spectrums such as male and female, or ying and yang can join together to create an electric charge or spark.

Conscious awareness is a stand-alone event!

Obviously this consciousness is a superior event compared to all the mundane subatomic sameness surrounding it. No wonder that controlled consciousness can influence the lifeless brethren we call inert matter. That is, there is no reason whatsover why a human mind cannot influence matter. The main reason we can´t do it, is because we don´t expect to! The same as the scientists with the aperture test ...they get what they expect in the way of results. It takes a major change in the mental operating process to be able to influence matter to the point where you can cause psychokinetic effect with mind-power alone, but it happens! If you think deeply about this, you will probably conclude that there is no reason why the superior stand-alone event of consciousness should not be able to directly influence the atomic structure of lifeless matter.

Secret of Anything is Consciousness of That Thing By Enoch Tan + video

The secret of anything is consciousness of that thing. Intention is the offspring of consciousness. Perhaps no aspect of mind is more familiar or more puzzling than consciousness and our conscious experience of self and world. Consciousness defies definition. It may involve thoughts, sensations, perceptions, moods, emotions, dreams, and an awareness of self, although not necessarily any particular one or combination of these. Consciousness is a point of view, an I, or what Thomas Nagel called the existence of "something that it is like"

Caring for housplants

There quite a few things wich have to be considered when caring for houseplants, the major ones are moisture, light and temperature some others are humidity, fertilizers, potting and pest control. Here are some general guidelines for your houseplant care

Both to much water or not enough water can be the end of you houseplant. The best way to find out if your plant needs water is to check the soil moisture. But don´t just feel on top dig a little bit in with your finger. It is often that the top looks try but a little further down its still moist enough. Feeling the soil is more reliable than using moisture meteres these are often inaccurate

A Psychology for the New Age: Quantum Psychology by Jean Boyd

You may be familiar with a children's puzzle that has been around for a long time. The pieces consist of the individual states that make up the United States. When the child puts each piece in its proper place, a picture of the whole country emerges. From its New Age roots, a new, holistic psychology has emerged, which examines the individual parts of our human nature, and then puts them together into one, comprehensive whole. The result is new insights into our human nature and our ability to transform ourselves, the societies within which we live and the planet.

The "puzzle pieces" that make up Quantum Psychology come from Eastern philosophy and Western science. The East contributes the knowledge and practices associated with yoga, meditation, karma and reincarnation. Western science contributes the insights into the natural world that come from quantum mechanics, complexity theory, systems theory and psychology. Fit all the pieces together and what emerges is a psychological map that explains personal growth and techniques that allow us to be our own counselors, therapists and gurus.

Turmeric Benefits: Exactly What You Need Be Aware Of by Sarah Diggsbee

Located in the warm parts of South Asia is a plant related to ginger referred to as turmeric. It can be used uncooked or in powder form. You can utilize turmeric to make curry and as a home remedy. It is referred to in European countries as Indian saffron.

The fascination in turmeric benefits is growing recently. Studies have shown that turmeric may help in coping with different kinds of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes along with other health conditions. Luckily for us, there are several scientific tests conducted on the many benefits of turmeric both employing animal test subjects as well as human research. The majority of the results have good evaluations of turmeric.

Evolutionary Development And Achieving Excellence by Mohammed Tanko

Growth, peace of mind, joy, happiness, prosperity. These are but a few every individual wants to achieve in life. They all have something in common which is attaining success in any undertaking or area of life. As we are all unique, everyone has own desirable level of achievement, and believe me it's more than possible to be like or even surpass that person next-door, a celebrity, a business or any endeavor for that matter. It may be by duplicating the feat that other successful individuals or businesses achieved or creating your own distinct way by distinct visionary innovation. In any case, you have the choice to advance your personal as well as professional life to the point you desire.

Persuasion Techniques

Dick Sutphen's video of 'The Eternal Om'! Persuasion isn't technically brainwashing but it is the manipulation of the human mind by another individual, without the manipulated party being aware what caused his opinion shift. I only have time to very basically introduce you to a few of the thousands of techniques in use today, but the basis of persuasion is always to access your RIGHT BRAIN. The left half of your brain is analytical and rational. The right side is creative and imaginative. That is overly simplified but it makes my point. So, the idea is to distract the left brain and keep it busy. Ideally, the persuader generates an eyes-open altered state of consciousness, causing you to shift from beta awareness into alpha; this can be measured on an EEG machine.

Are You Living in the Present or in the Past? by Stephen Lau

The human body is just a physical form that expresses the mental energies generated by the human mind. That is to say, when we experience something good or bad, our minds intrepret it according to our different perceptions based on our senses. These perceptions are always "in the past" becasue the human brain can react only through the senses, and such reactions always put the perceptions in the time frame of the past. In other words, you are always living in the past, rather than living in the present, because what is happening to you right now, when perceived and interpreted by your mind, has already become a thing of the past. Your sense of immediacy is only an illusion of the mind—one of the many illusions of the human mind.

The Real Truth About Success

Garrison Wynn, in his book, "The Real Truth About Success: What the top 1% do differently, why they won't tell you, and how you can do it anyway!", identifies the difference between the multitude and the masters. What separates the top one percent from everyone else is not intelligence, education, processes or even tenacity. There isn't a font of success from which to draw some secret universal skill or by which to apply a proven formula to guarantee success.

How Do You Feel?

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind." -Buddha
Do you feel lucky, happy, positive or grateful? And if not, then what do you feel? Luck is a funny word. I've always thought of it as good fortune. According to Merriam Webster it is a force that brings good fortune or adversity. To me, bad luck is an oxymoron but regardless, being that I'm a bit Irish and with St. Patrick's Day upon us I thought it a good topic to talk about.

The Value Of Cord Blood Stem Cells

Human umbilical cord blood stem cells present an exciting field of study. They were first used in 1988 to treat a genetic form of anemia, and have since been used in the treatment of various types of blood cancers such as leukemia.

The issue of using stem cells in medical research has been a controversial one, mostly because of religious, moral and ethical objections to the destruction of human embryos that was once thought necessary to obtain them. Researchers have long known that the cells of an embryo at the blastocyst stage--three to five days after fertilization--can develop into any other cell type. Embryonic stem cells are "harvested" at that stage and then grown in laboratory cultures. The process of harvesting the cells destroys the embryo, which is the source of the controversy. The first human embryonic stem cell lines were created in the early 1980s. In theory, stem cells can be made to differentiate into any cell type by controlling the conditions of their culture. In reality, only a few cell types have so far been created from embryonic cells. Not enough is yet known about the mechanisms that regulate differentiation to allow precise control of the growing cells.

All About Agave

Alcohol has been made by humans since ancient times. Perhaps humans witnessed the effects of the consumption of nearly rotten fruit, on some ancient animals, and decided to experiment themselves. Even today animals in Africa have been witnessed getting drunk on the fallen, half fermented fruits of a particular tree, as they rot in the sun. Sugars are broken down in the natural process of fermentation as they are consumed by yeast. At some point in history, humans decided to start fermenting things deliberately, and experimented with making alcohol out of a variety of plant sources. European tribes used grapes, which were very easy to grow, and which did well in the climate; it was a simple matter for them to make wine. In ancient times, in what is today Mexico, another plant was used for alcohol production. That plant is a succulent and is known as the agave.

Facebook And Family Law by David Grisaffi

Facebook, in terms of number of members, is now the world's third largest country - beaten only by China and India. The sheer size of its "population" brings with it a huge number of complex legal questions and issues. Outside the virtual world, things commented upon, posted and "liked" can have very real ramifications, not the least of which can apply in the context of family law.

Many people now have a Facebook account. They will regularly interact with their own wall and view or interact with other people's walls. In doing so, they leave behind a virtual trail that can, and in many cases will, be used against them. Take the situation where a husband and wife have broken up; it does not take much imagination to see how or why information, which is freely accessible to the other party, could be accessed, downloaded, printed and lodged in Court. Even when a husband or wife "unfriends" their separated partner, what of their mutual "friends" who may be allowing their aggrieved spouse to view and access their information?

Brewing Turkish Coffee

Coffee is loved the world over. It is the second biggest industry on the planet. Coffee can be brewed in a large variety of different ways using different equipment and methods. This article will look at strong Turkish coffee made using the traditional ibrik.

Turkish coffee is very strong and flavorful and not for the faint-hearted! Turkish coffee is prepared in apparatus known as an ibrik. The Ibrik is a traditional hand-made open topped pot with a long handle. It is usually made of brass, copper or other metal although ceramic ones are also used. The pot of the Ibrik is fairly small and only holds enough for 1 or 2 cups and the top of the pot is narrower than the bottom. The long handle is to prevent the user from burning their hands as the 'pot' end is placed directly in a heat source.

Extremely finely ground dark roast coffee is placed into the ibrik together with a similar quantity of sugar. One spoonful per person is usually enough. A small amount of water is added, typically 4 fl oz per spoonful of coffee.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thoughts Are Things Scott F Paradis

Be careful what you think and say, wrote Prentice Mulford in his 1889 classic: "Thoughts are Things", thought runs in currents as real as those of air and water. What you think in mind and empower in speech you attract for good or ill. Mind is the power governing your body and your life. Thought is a real force. Whatever you persistently imagine or think, comes into your life.  What is written here is a compilation, a summary of sorts, of Prentice's insights.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Game of Persistence!

Persistence: As writers, we all think that our storyline, sentence structure and grammar is the best and it is only when we come up against an editor or critic that we are told that what we have written is either an illiterate mess, or amateurish and not to give up your day job. So if you are convinced that this is not so then who has the right to decide that which we have spent hours researching and correcting is unfit to be published?

If I told you that my latest novel was brilliant piece of fiction and you have to buy it, would you? No, you wouldn't because you do not know me and as far as you are concerned I have no writing credibility. However, if a newspaper columnist or well-known book critic or even a famous presenter of a television program told you that a particular novel was a brilliant piece of fiction, would you buy it? The probable outcome is that you would, based on their recommendations, but what do they know about your taste in books? Very little, in fact not a thing. So what is the difference between the two?

How many of us have read books by a well known author on the recommendation of a friend, book club, critic or press release only to find that the book we are supposed to be excited about is, as far as you are concerned, a boring excuse for a novel.

Do well known writers survive because of their first success or because of publicity? You can compare it to the older entertainers who still keep appearing on our screens simple because of their past successes. If they had to start again, along with their aging skills, then many of them would be complete failures.

So what makes one book or story any better than the next? Is it the storyline, or prose or something else? Does a writers first book lay a solid foundation on which to build upon for the next? How often have you read a story or novel and you enjoy the read only to learn later on that the book is viewed as a secondary work of art and will never be a best seller.

Why does one person have the right to veto the work of another person when they are expressing only their own opinion. The power of the written word has many users and non-more so than newspaper editors who can skillfully blend and bend a story to have a totally different meaning.