Open Letter From A Chronic Pain Sufferer

As Oro’s spouse I watch as he wages war everyday with his chronic pain. There is nothing like the feeling of helplessness when you know you cannot ease the pain of the person you love.

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Oro Cas Reflects

This article is copied in its entirety with links to the original site I discovered this post on. I didn’t write this but it is amazing to me how much it mirrors what I have been wanting to say for a long time.

Having chronic pain means many things change, and a lot of the changes are invisible.

Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand chronic pain and its effects, and of those that think they know, many are actually misinformed.

In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand: These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me.

  • Please understand that being sick doesn’t mean I’m not still a human being. I have to spend most of my day in considerable pain and exhaustion, and if you visit, sometimes I probably don’t seem…

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How To Survive When The Flames of Hell Are Burning Down Your Door

By Amy Brucker

Sometimes life feels like a hellish fire burning down the only door leading in and out of the house.

In other words, miserably trapped in a bad situation.

And in these moments, it can feel impossible to find enough water to douse the flames.

Affirmations, essential oils, positive thinking just seem to melt away, leaving you feeling vulnerable and alone.

So how do you survive when hell has unleashed her fury?

I wrote about the importance of surrender, a simple concept that people have a difficult time fully grasping because when they think of situations like a house burning down, surrendering is the last thing that makes sense.

They equate surrendering with giving up. Or of settling for less than they desire. And these two beliefs couldn’t be further from the truth of what it means to surrender.

In the Dream Priestess Medicine Wheel, August ushers in autumn, and with it comes the beginning of a period of release.

It’s a period of shedding that which we no longer need, of laying down our burdens and trusting in our Essential Self and Source for guidance.

But how does this help you when the house is burning down? Won’t you die?

This metaphoric house-fire could be any number of things:

Too much paperwork.

Too many clients.

Not enough money.

Lack of direction.

Being physically or emotionally attacked.

Or even a literal fire.

It could be anything that feels life threatening or impossible to deal with.

And when you’re in that place, surrender seems like a ridiculous concept because it feels like giving up, and giving up would ultimately lead to your demise. Since you’re biologically programmed to survive at all costs, surrendering doesn’t feel right, so you try to do everything but surrender.

But think of this: if you were a kid in a house on fire, how would you want your mom or dad to show up for you?

Would you want them to freak out, run around shouting, “We’re going to die! We’re going to die!!!” Arms flailing and eyes bugged out?

No way. That would make the situation worse.

You’d want them to calmly and quickly deal with the situation, and find a way out for you.

And that’s why mastering the art of surrendering can save lives.

When you know how to surrender, you discover that it’s possible to drop enough fear so you can access your Essential Self, God, the Divine, whatever you want to call it. That’s when the magic happens because you can tune in for guidance on what to do next. Sometimes the very act of surrendering causes clarity and next steps to make themselves readily apparent.

For someone practiced at this, it takes about 1 second, which is why it’s good to practice before the fire erupts. You want the process to become second nature before disaster strikes.

Surrender is not about giving up. It’s not about allowing bad things to happen to you.

It’s about trusting there is a way out or through or beyond whatever is happening, and that your Essential Self knows how to help you navigate it.

sweet dreaming,

Amy

WHAT IS CHROMA/COLOR THERAPY?

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Color therapy, also known as Chromatherapy, is a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) technique. A trained color therapist is able to use color and light to balance energy wherever our bodies are lacking – whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

Chromotherapists state that colors bring about emotional reactions in people. A standard method of diagnosis is the use of Luscher’s color test, developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Max Luscher. The Luscher-Color-Diagnostic® measures a person’s psychophysical state, and their ability to withstand stress, to perform, and to communicate. The diagnostic is used to uncover the cause of psychological stress, which can lead to physical symptoms.

Findings suggest that color and light have been utilized by healers since the beginning of recorded time. Color therapy possibly has roots in Ayurveda, an ancient form of Indian medicine practiced for thousands of years. Other historic roots are linked to ancient Egyptian culture…

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I’m waiting for Google to explain why it deleted Natural News

Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com
Jon Rappoport
February 24, 2017

As many of you know by now, Google deleted Natural News, owned by Mike Adams, from its listings.

When you type in “Natural News,” you don’t get “naturalnews.com,” you get “natural.news” instead — a different and tiny site also owned by Mike Adams.

Various people have speculated about Google’s reasons. All Google has to do is print an explanation. Where is it?

A few idiot science bloggers, who disagree with Mike’s views on health and medicine, think the Google deletion is hilarious. I guess they’re living in the Soviet Union of the 1950s. For them, the First Amendment, and the blood-soaked history behind its final enshrinement, is merely another joke.

Apparently, they justify their pleasure on the basis that Mike has been passing along information that could “harm people’s health.” My reply to that is this:

People can make up their minds about how they want to manage their own health. And an examination of conventional and official medicine’s effects reveals a shocking death toll—a fact these “science bloggers” prefer to ignore.

I have covered the extent of that death toll MANY times.

For example: Dr. Barbara Starfield, Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000, “Is US health really the best in the world?” The medically caused death total in one year? 225,000 Americans. Extrapolating per decade? 2.25 MILLION deaths.

Is Google de-listing web sites and blogs that defend THIS kind of medicine?

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DARK MOON BREWs

Here’s a recipe for a Brew to drink to purify yourself just prior to performing a Ritual or Spell Get the good olde Kettle out some fresh water and start the brew under a dark moon night 1 part lemon verbena 1 part dried lemon peel 1 part chamomile You can add a dash of […]

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Spirituality in the Trenches — Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual calm is easy when everything is going great. Finding peace is easy even if things are only going sort of well. Yet spirituality becomes critical in the rough patches, when life slips slowly or suddenly out of control. This’s when calm matters – and that’s when inner peace can be hard to find.

Our troubles are often illusory, but it can take spirituality to see through the illusion.

Think about difficulties you’ve experienced in the past. How many of those would have been greatly relieved if you kept your head? How many of them were not actually difficulties but rather misperceptions?

Overcorrection can cause serious car accidents. The state of Missouri recently identified overcorrection as the leading cause of traffic fatalities.

During much of my life, I responded to problems with emotional overcorrection. Call it overreaction or reactive behavior. It was a matter of not being able to insert the brain between a seemingly threatening event and my response to it.

Spirituality provides a cool pause in a highly charged world – a place of calm when life is on fire.

Spirituality can circumvent damaging emotional reactions and give you a chance to see – even if just for a moment – that the essence of life is peace and love, not threat and danger.

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The Secret of the Voice in Your Head

Excellent advice …

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All day long, we go around with a monologue inside our head – the chatter of our thinking. Much of it includes thoughts such as: what do I have to do next, why is this or that person making things difficult, what am I going to have to eat or drink in the next? Will I be late? Am I good enough to do what’s expected from me? What happens if I lose my income? How am I going to stop this pain?

Often – if not almost always – it’s a mixture of fear and stress.

We sometimes mix the negative voice with fantasies of escape or revenge. These fantasies are not tangible nor rational enough to produce satisfying action.

The voice in your head sounds like your own, but it’s not. It tends to be a compiled rumble of childhood messages mixed with adult conflicts and disappointments. The fears and stress are enunciated in your own words and in your own voice.

On the bright side, we can replace the negative thoughts with positive affirmations or steps toward solutions. Even then, a negative voice will pop up out of nowhere. Chasing those negative thoughts is like hitting the plastic moles in What-A-Mole. So, how do you untangle this mess of unhappy inner quarrels?

Here’s a secret for the ages: you don’t have to believe in your own thoughts.

Your thoughts are just thoughts, words streaming through your head like the crawl at the bottom of a news channel. Let those thoughts be. They are not you. You don’t have to own them. They actually get quieter if you pay them no mind.

It’s a tiny thing to learn, but it’s helped me a great deal.

Source:  The Secret of the Voice in Your Head

Spiritual Awakening

voices

All day long, we go around with a monologue inside our head – the chatter of our thinking. Much of it includes thoughts such as: what do I have to do next, why is this or that person making things difficult, what am I going to have to eat or drink in the next? Will I be late? Am I good enough to do what’s expected from me? What happens if I lose my income? How am I going to stop this pain?

Often – if not almost always – it’s a mixture of fear and stress.

We sometimes mix the negative voice with fantasies of escape or revenge. These fantasies are not tangible nor rational enough to produce satisfying action.

The voice in your head sounds like your own, but it’s not. It tends to be a compiled rumble of childhood messages mixed with adult conflicts and disappointments. The…

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Bergamot Has Positive Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Plasma Lipids, Decreases Oxidative Stress, and Improves Control of Plasma Glucose Levels — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Dyslipidemia is often treated with statins, which inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Some patients with dyslipidemia have adverse reactions to prescription statins or do not reach target plasma lipid levels with statins alone. Herbal treatments may help patients reduce total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglyceride (TG) levels. Citrus (Citrus spp., Rutaceae) fruits have […]

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