31/12/2014

THANK YOU

I WANT TO FINISH A YEAR AND BEGIN NEW YEAR WITH GRATITUDE FOR ALL SUPPORT, 
THANK YOU GOD FOR MY LIFE, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS, MY WORK, MY LIGHT, MY STRENGTGH, MY HEALTH, MY JOY ....
 THANK YOU TO ALL FOR THE FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU


30/12/2014

New Year

Let us all close our eyes, say a warm goodbye to the year 2014...
Thank God for everything that he has given us ask for forgiveness for all our mistakes ...
Let us pray that it will be a new year with new Peace, new Understanding, new Aim, new Dreams, new Achievements and new Happiness...
Embrace the New Year with not just a new look but also with a new and positive approach ...
May the New Year give you the strength to face the challenges of life and courage to adjust the sail so as to take every situation to your stride...
May your wounds fade out; Heart embrace kindness, love and wisdom...
May smile never leave your lips and a healthy glow stay on your cheeks...
May all your desires turn true...
May light always be around you, hope always surround you...
May the new year bring to you warmth of love, and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination...
                                                                ~ Maria Arc (ShiningSoul)


Let Your Light Shine

"I am the light of the world. 
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, 
but will have the light of life."
                                                                 ~ Jesus (John 8:12)


But Jesus also used that term to refer to his disciples:

"You are the light of the world. 
A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
                                                                 ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:14)

I wish Everyone can find the Light of Life...
 and remember WE ARE ONE


Source: Holy Bible

22/12/2014

Native American Christmas

«Looks for Buffalo, an Oglala Sioux spiritual leader, the full-blood Oglala grandson of Chief Red Cloud and White Cow Killer, and a Cheyenne Oglala leader, explains the meaning of Christmas to the traditional Indian people of the Americas:

“Traditional American Indians are raised to respect the Christian Star and the birth of the first Indian Spiritual Leader. He was a Star Person and Avatar. His name was Jesus. He was a Hebrew, a Red Man. He received his education from the wilderness. John the Baptist, Moses, and other excellent teachers that came before Jesus provided an educational foundation with the Holistic Method.”

“Everyday is our Christmas. Every meal is our Christmas. At every meal we take a little portion of the food we are eating, and we offer it to the spirit world on behalf of the four legged, and the winged, and the two legged. We pray–not the way most Christians pray– but we thank the Grandfathers, the Spirit, and the Guardian Angel.”

“The Indian Culture is actually grounded in the traditions of a Roving Angel. The life-ways of Roving Angels are actually the way Indian People live. They hold out their hands and help the sick and the needy. They feed and clothe the poor. We have high respect for the avatar because we believe that it is in giving that we receive.”

“We are taught as Traditional children that we have abundance. The Creator has given us everything: the water, the air we breathe, the earth as our flesh, and our energy force: our heart. We are thankful every day. We pray early in the morning, before sunrise, to the morning star, and the evening star. We pray for our relatives who are in the universe that someday they will come. We also pray that the Great Spirit’s son will live again.” 

“To the Indian People Christmas is everyday and they don’t believe in taking without asking. Herbs are prayed over before being gathered by asking the plant for permission to take some cuttings. An offer of tobacco is made to the plant in gratitude. We do not pull the herb out by its roots, but cut the plant even with the surface of the earth, so that another generation will be born its place.”

“It is really important that these ways never be lost. And to this day we feed the elders, we feed the family on Christmas day, we honor Saint Nicholas. We explain to the little children that to receive a gift is to enjoy it, and when the enjoyment is gone, they are pass it on to the another child, so that they, too, can enjoy it. If a child gets a doll, that doll will change hands about eight times in a year, from one child to another.”

Everyday is Christmas in Indian Country. Daily living is centered around the spirit of giving and walking the Red Road. Walking the Red Road means making everything you do a spiritual act. If your neighbor, John Running Deer, needs a potato masher; and you have one that you are not using, you offer him yours in the spirit of giving. It doesn’t matter if it is Christmas or not.”


“If neighbors or strangers stop over to visit at your house, we offer them dinner. We bring out the T-Bone steak, not the cabbage. If we don’t have enough, we send someone in the family out to get some more and mention nothing of the inconvenience to our guests. The more one gives, the more spiritual we become. The Christ Consciousness, the same spirit of giving that is present at Christmas, is present everyday in Indian Country.”»

From the site Backpackingcountry's Blog

Thank you for the example Indian People, God Bless You All

18/12/2014

21 December New Moon Abundance Check / 21 Dezembro Cheque da Abundância da Lua Nova

The year is almost finished ...

a New Year coming with new desires like good fortune, prosperity, successful, wealth, happiness, health, love ...
I hope you are all ready to plant the seeds for your new intentions and resolutions...


Why not manifest your wishes for 2015 with the last new moon abundance check of this year...

New Moon Abundance check writing is a practice for manifesting, using the energy of the New Moon. This checks are written within 24 hours after a New Moon.
You don’t need to believe the check will work when you write it. You will however be amazed at the results, as you will see increased abundance in your life, in some life area. It is not always financial, but certainly in an area that you need….
The Abundance can come in many forms, from small gifts to money, but always will come to you completely unexpected. 

This is a fantastic exercise to make a habit
Click Here for see the Steps to writing your New Moon Abundance Checks



(Or feel free to print this article and use the check image)

Writing your Monthly Abundance Checks and don't forget to expressing 
Gratitude for the abundance in your life.



Share with your friends and family and spread the ABUNDANCE!!!


NOTE: The new moon begins in 22 December in some countries


O ano está quase terminado ... um novo ano está a chegar com novos desejos como boa sorte, prosperidade sucesso, riqueza, felicidade, saúde, amor ...
Espero que estejam prontos para plantar as sementes para as suas novas intenções e resoluções ...


Por que não manifestar seus desejos para 2015, com o último cheque abundância da lua nova deste ano ...

Cheques da Abundância da Lua Nova,  é uma prática para a manifestação, usando a energia da Lua Nova. Estes cheques são escritos dentro de 24 horas após a Lua Nova.
Você não precisa acreditar que o cheque vai funcionar quando você o escreve. No entanto, você vai se surpreender com os resultados, como você verá pelo aumento da abundância em sua vida, ou em alguma área da sua vida. Nem sempre é financeira, mas certamente numa área que você precisa ....
A abundância pode vir de várias formas, desde pequenos presentes a dinheiro, mas sempre virá até você de forma completamente inesperada.

Este é um exercício fantástico torne-o um hábito




(Ou fique à vontade para imprimir este artigo e usar a imagem do Cheque)


Preencha o seu Cheque da Abundância mensal e não se esqueça de expressar Gratidão pela abundância em sua vida.



Compartilhe com os seus amigos e família e espalhe a ABUNDÂNCIA!!!


NOTA: A lua nova começa em 22 de Dezembro em alguns países

17/12/2014

Love deeply / Ame profundamente

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
Loving someone deeply gives you courage"
~ Lao-Tzu




" Ser profundamente amado por alguém nos dá força, 
Amar alguém profundamente lhe dá coragem " 
~ Lao- Tzu

14/12/2014

Blood Type


Blood is composed of cells suspended in a liquid-like substance called plasma.

Suspended in the plasma are three types of cells:

- Red blood cells carry oxygen
- White blood cells fight infection
- Platelets stop bleeding in injuries

blood type (also called a blood group) is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. Some of these antigens are also present on the surface of other types of cells of various tissues. Several of these red blood cell surface antigens can stem from one allele (or very closely linked genes) and collectively form a blood group system. 

Blood types are inherited and represent contributions from both parents. A total of 33 human blood group systems are now recognized by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). The two most important ones are ABO and the RhD antigen, they determine someone's blood type (A, B, AB and O, with +, − or Null denoting RhD status).


The most common type of grouping is the ABO (either uppercase or lowercase) grouping. 

The varieties of glycoprotein coating on red blood cells divides blood into four groups: 
- A (A oligosaccharide is present) 
- B (B oligosaccharide is present) 
- AB (A and B oligosaccharides are present) 
- O (neither A nor B, only their precursor H oligosaccharide present) 


Blood transfusion is generally the process of receiving blood products into one's circulation intravenously. Transfusions are used for various medical conditions to replace lost components of the blood. Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern medical practice commonly uses only components of the blood, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, clotting factors and platelets.

Please share, this might be very useful in case of emergency

Source: Wikipedia


08/12/2014

Health Recipes # 4 ~ Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies

For those who like holidays cookies but also want healthy recipes, for this season ShiningSoul suggest Healthy Holiday Cookies like this "Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies" found on EatingWell:

"This healthy gingerbread cut-out cookie recipe has all the flavor of traditional gingerbread cookies but incorporates white whole-wheat flour and uses less butter.

Pull out all your cookie cutters and decorate these adorable cookies with natural decorating sugar and icing.


INGREDIENTS:
COOKIE DOUGH
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tips)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola oil or corn oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, slightly softened
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
1 large egg
Finely grated zest of 1 orange


DECORATION & ICING
1/2 cup clear or white sanding sugar (see Tips)
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more as needed
1 tablespoon dried egg whites (see Tips)
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
“Holiday” red natural liquid dye (see Tips)


PREPARATION

1. To prepare cookie dough: Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, cloves and salt in a medium bowl. Beat oil, butter, brown sugar, molasses, egg and orange zest in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended.
2. With the mixer on low speed, then medium speed, beat about half the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just incorporated. Let the dough stand for 5 minutes. It should be somewhat firm, but not at all dry. If it seems overly sticky, stir in up to 2 additional tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
3. Divide the dough into thirds. Place one third on a 12-inch-long sheet of parchment paper and shape into a disk. Top with a second sheet of parchment. Roll the dough out between the parchment into an 8-inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough in the paper on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Freeze on the baking sheet until cold and firm, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Place another baking sheet in the freezer to chill too (it will be used under the dough as the cookies are cut out).
4. To shape & bake cookies: Position a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
5. Working with one portion of dough at a time, remove from the freezer and place on the chilled baking sheet. Remove the top sheet of parchment and cut out cookies with 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet with a wide, thin spatula, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Repeat with the remaining dough. (If the dough gets too soft, freeze until firm again. As you cut out cookies, set aside the scraps. Shape all the scraps back into a disk and reroll between parchment. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before cutting out.) Sprinkle the cookies with sanding sugar and gently pat to help it adhere.
6. Bake the cookies on the center rack, one pan at a time, until browned on the bottom, 6 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool.
7. To prepare icing & finish decorating cookies: Stir together confectioners’ sugar and dried egg whites in a small bowl. Stir in water, corn syrup and vanilla (or almond) extract and a few drops of red dye to create the desired color. Add a little more confectioners’ sugar if necessary to achieve a thicker consistency for piping. Spoon the icing into a pastry bag with a writing tip or into a small plastic bag with a tiny tip of one corner snipped off. Pipe decorations onto the cooled cookies. Let stand until the icing sets before storing the cookies."


Source: EatingWell

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05/12/2014

Mantra #1 ~ "OM"

"Mantra" (Sanskrit मंत्र - «m.; also n. mantram» consists of the root man- "to think" and the suffix -tra, designating tools or instruments, hence a literal translation would be "instrument of thought") means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power. In other words "Mantra"  has two parts: man, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, which is the root of the word instrument.
Jan Gonda, a widely cited scholar on Indian mantras, defines mantra as general name for the verses, formulas or sequence of words in prose which contain praise, are believed to have religious, magical or spiritual efficiency, which are meditated upon, recited, muttered or sung in a ritual, and which are collected in the methodically arranged ancient texts of Hinduism. 
There is no universally applicable uniform definition of mantra because mantras are used in different religions, and within each religion in different schools of philosophy.
Mantra may or may not be syntactic or have literal meaning; the spiritual value of mantra comes when it is audible, visible, or present in thought.

They are typically melodic, mathematically structured meters, resonant with numinous qualities. In more sophisticated forms, they are melodic phrases with spiritual interpretations such as human longing for truth, reality, light, immortality, peace, love, knowledge and action. In other forms, they are literally meaningless, yet musically uplifting and spiritually meaningful.

Mantras were first written about in the ancient Vedic scriptures thousands of years ago - going back as far as 1000 B.C.. At that time, mantras were simply either a word or a collection of words or sounds aimed to be repeated to attain positive changes in life.

The most basic mantra is "Om", which in Hinduism is known as the "pranava mantra," the source of all mantras.

"Om" is a Sanskrit word that is meant to convey the “original vibration of manifestation” – in other words, when intention manifests in the physical realm.
 According to the Vedic tradition, the ancient sages were able to hear the subtle vibrations produced by everything in nature―the sounds of the wind, thunder, butterflies, rushing rivers and all other creations. They recognized that these sounds are the manifestation of spirit into matter. They identified “Om” (or aum) as the most elemental sound, representing the infinite universal consciousness.

The Hindu philosophy behind this is the premise that before existence and beyond existence is only One reality, Brahma, and the first manifestation of Brahma expressed as Om. For this reason, Om is considered as a foundational idea and reminder, and thus is prefixed and suffixed to all Hindu prayers. Om is also considered the most sacred mantra and the most commonly used.

Om ( ॐ; in Devanagari as ओं oṁ [õː], औं auṃ [ə̃ũ], or ओ३म् om [õːm]) is a mantra and mystical sound of Hindu origin (geographically India and Nepal), sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. As to its precise graphic form, the Vedic or Indian om is what most Westerners are used to.

It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and
end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra. It is used at the end of the invocation to the god being sacrificed to (anuvakya) as an invitation to and for the latter to partake of.

Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

The vibration of "OM" symbolises the manifestation of God in form ("sāguna brahman"). "OM" is the reflection of the absolute reality, it is said to be "Adi Anadi", without beginning or the end and embracing all that exists.

The mantra "OM" is the name of God, the vibration of the Supreme. When taken letter by letter, A-U-M
represents the divine energy (Shakti) united in its three elementary aspects: Bhrahma Shakti (creation), Vishnu Shakti (preservation) and Shiva Shakti (liberation, and/or destruction)

"Om" The sound of the universe. It's the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process.
For thousands of years, people have used this mantra to expand their awareness of the divine.
Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe – this is a scientific fact! OM is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz, which is the natural musical pitch of the Universe, as opposed to 440 Hertz, which is the frequency of most modern music.


This is one word that anyone can feel comfortable using, no matter your spiritual inclinations. It is an incredibly soothing sound, especially when you allow the vibration to linger in your throat.
You can literally feel your body vibrate when you repeat this mantra for a little while...
For starters, you can focus on the silence from which "Om" originates and into which it dissipates. That will quickly give your mind something to focus on and help you enter and stay in meditation.


Source: Wikipedia; The hidden power in humans, Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Ibera Verlag; Rituals and Mantras, Rules without meaning, Frits Staal

29/11/2014

10 Health Benefits of Apple

As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a "miracle food".

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? 

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, Vitamin C, minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.  Apples contain almost no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

A wealth of research suggests that eating apples may impact your health in a number of beneficial ways:
  • Brain Healt- reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease
  • Help reduce the risk of cancer
  • Is linked to a decreased risk of stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes- blood sugar regulation
  • Lessen absorption of glucose from your digestive tract
  • Stimulate beta cells in your pancreas to secrete insulin
  • Increase uptake of glucose from your blood by stimulating insulin receptors
  • and much more....



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26/11/2014

Ask God / Pergunte a Deus

"If you want anything – love, truth, or courage, for example – you must ask for it. If you ask God for anything humbly and lovingly, you will receive it. But you must ask with your whole heart, so that your heart can be empty and God can fill it. If there is any pride in it, he cannot fill it as much.
God wants to give you everything; you must learn how to let Him. For this you need surrender. The reward of surrender is bliss and knowledge. "  ~ Mother Meera



"Se você quer alguma coisa - o amor , a verdade, ou a coragem , por exemplo - você deve pedir por eles. Se você pedir a Deus por nada humilde e amorosamente , você vai recebê-lo.  Mas você deve pedir com todo o seu coração, de modo que o seu coração pode estar vazio e Deus pode preenchê-lo. Se houver algum orgulho nele, Ele não pode preenchê-lo tanto. 

Deus quer-lhe dar tudo; você deve aprender a Deixá-lo. Para isso, você precisa se render. A recompensa da rendição é a bem-aventurança e o conhecimento." ~ Mãe Meera

Source: Mother Meera


20/11/2014

22 November New Moon Abundance Check / 22 Novembro Cheque da Abundância da Lua Nova

ABUNDANCE is an energy that is a constant throughout the universe. It is a phenomenon, wich means everything has the potencial for abundance.
When fully aligned to abundance it creates and supports abundance in any area of life by design. 
There is nothing that isn't part of this universal energy, so it covers spiritual and non tangible throught to tangible and material.
Abundance is always at play but to experience it how you desire, you have to make a choice.
Abundance comes in many forms: includes abundant health, wisdom, inspiration, joy and relationships - Abundance is everything, everything is energy and energy is abundant and unlimited.

ABUNDANCE CHECKS are a tool we can use to create more abundance in our lives.

New Moon Abundance check writing is a practice for manifesting, using the energy of the New Moon. This checks are written within 24 hours after a New Moon.

This ritual has been handed down through so many people that its origin has become unknownbut they work.

 This is a practical exercise in intention. When you write these checks, you are aligning your intention with the universe, signaling that you are ready and willing to receive. Doing this every month simply re-affirms that intention.

The act of writing the check is an indication to the universe that you are prepared to receive gifts from a variety of sources. The basic setup is to write a check to the universe with the intent that you be compensated for your existence and actions.

Believe or not, this month  write a CHECK to create more abundance in your life.

Make this exercise an habit and see the prosperity come to you


Writing your Monthly Abundance Checks and don't forget to expressing Gratitude for the abundance in your life.



Share with your friends and family and spread the ABUNDANCE!!!

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A ABUNDANCIA é uma energia que é uma constante em todo o universo. É um fenómeno, que significa que tudo tem o potencial para a abundância.
Quando estiver totalmente alinhado com a abundância, esta cria e apoia abundância em qualquer área da sua vida.
Não há nada que não faça parte desta energia universal, de modo que abrange espiritual e pensamento tangível e não a tangível e material.
Abundância está sempre em jogo, mas experimentá-la como você deseja, significa que você terá que fazer uma escolha.
Abundância vem em muitas formas: inclui abundante saúde, sabedoria, inspiração, alegria e relacionamentos - A abundância é tudo, tudo é energia e a energia é abundante e ilimitada.

CHEQUES DA ABUNDÂNCIA são uma ferramenta que podemos usar para criar mais abundância em nossas vidas.

Cheques da Abundância da Lua Nova,  é uma prática para a manifestação, usando a energia da Lua Nova. Estes cheques são escritos dentro de 24 horas após a Lua Nova.
Este ritual tem sido transmitido através de tantas pessoas que sua origem se tornou desconhecida, mas ele funciona.

Este é um exercício prático de intenção. Quando você escreve estes cheques, você está compartilhando seu desejo com o Universo ou o seu poder superior, você está alinhando sua intenção com o universo, sinalizando que estão prontos e dispostos a receber. Fazendo isso todos os meses simplesmente reafirma essa intenção.

O ato de escrever o cheque é uma indicação para o universo de que você está preparado para receber presentes de uma variedade de fontes. A forma básica é escrever um cheque para o Universo com a intenção de que você vai ser compensado pela sua vida e ações.


Acredite ou não, este mês escreva um CHEQUE para criar mais abundância em sua vida. 


Faça deste exercício um hábito e veja a prosperidade chegar até você



Clique AQUI para ver os Passos para preencher o seu Cheque  da Abundância da Lua Nova>>>

Preencha o seu Cheque da Abundância mensal e não se esqueça de expressar Gratidão pela abundância em sua vida.


Compartilhe com os seus amigos e família e espalhe a ABUNDÂNCIA!!!

17/11/2014

Home Remedies #1 - Sore throat, Cold and Flu Remedy: Honey-Lemon-Ginger

Recipe type: Sore throat, Cold/Flu Remedy

Cold and flu season has begun, and with it the onslaught of sore throats, aches and coughs.

From ancient times people have used honey as a natural treatment for various illnesses and disease. This recipe is very common in Japan.

Honey and ginger can be successfully used in treating respiratory diseases. They both have string healing capacities but when taken together their benefits increase.

Furthermore, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Honey and ginger help rid the respiratory system of mucus and ginger also helps stop inflammation. This is also great for warding off the common cold and flu.

Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits and the combination of the two provides even more additional bonuses.



Honey helps fight infection and soothes inflamed tissue; is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and high in antioxidants. Honey may also boost the body’s immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells. This improves the body’s ability to fight infection and decreases the risk of fevers. The natural sweetness of honey also balances the tartness of the lemon and the ginger’s spice, giving honey, lemon and ginger tea its soothing flavor.

Ginger root promotes a healthy sweating that aids in the detoxification of the body, which is often helpful when you have a cold or flu helps fight the sore throat, cough, lung congestion, chills and stomach-ache that often accompanies the flu, is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe inflamed sinuses and throats. It also helps boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Lemons are full of healthful vitamin C which is an antioxidant vital to a strong immune system and neutralize the activity of free radicals in the body, reducing the inflammation and swelling caused by free radicals in the body; are antibacterial, anti-viral, and contain immune-boosting vitamins and minerals.

Boost your immune system and soothe your throat and sinuses with this all natural, easy to make, cheap, delicious-tasting cold and flu remedy.

The recipe is quite simple:

Ingredients:

2 lemons (choose organic to avoid pesticides, use only fresh lemons)
1 large "hand" of ginger (choose organic ginger to avoid pesticides)
1 cup of raw honey (local honey is best)

Instructions:

1. Slice lemon thinly, remove seeds.
2. Cut a one inch piece of fresh ginger root into several small slices.
3. Place lemon slices and ginger slices in a jar
4. Pour honey over top.
5. Stir to ensure lemons and ginger are covered.
6. Cap with a plastic top (or layer of plastic wrap between metal lid and jar) to prevent corrosion
7. Sit for a day or longer to allow for lemons and ginger to infuse into the honey.
8. You can keep this mixture for months in the refrigerator.

How to use:
Swallow a spoonful or two of honey syrup to soothe a cough or sore throat.
Stir a heaping tablespoon (or more to taste) into a cup of hot water or lemonade.
Stir a heaping tablespoon (or more to taste) into a cup of hot tea.

Notes:
* Honey is not safe for babies. Honey should never be given to children under 1 year old.
* Eat a small amount before ingesting too much if you are aware of food sensitivities.
* If you are on blood thinners, pregnant, nursing or have other concerns – do not use without consulting a doctor first.
* This recipe is not be construed in any way as medical advice.

Please note that this natural treatment may or may not work for you and that you will do this at your own risks






11/11/2014

8 Immune Boosting Foods

The much-dreaded cold and flu season is upon us, so how can you bolster your defenses?

Certain foods and drinks have a natural immunity boost. Eating some pretty surprising nutrients will help keep your immune system on guard. 

Food is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease and a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat forms the foundation of your health. Your immune system maintains homeostasis by defending against viruses and bacteria which can cause inflammation in the body, illness and disease.

Conclusion: Include these 8 immunity boosters in your diet, plus make sure to wash your hands, take a multi-vitamin, drink water and try to get enough sleep too.



Source: Internet

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04/11/2014

Love grows

"Love grows by giving.
The Love we give away is te only Love we keep.
The only way to retain LOVE is to give it away."
~ Elbert Hubbard




"O Amor cresce dando. 
O Amor que doamos é único Amor que mantemos. 
A única forma de manter o AMOR é doá-lo. "
~ Elbert Hubbard



30/10/2014

Just Love


"Start to Love now, this moment. Open your heart and Love. Let it flow. The more you open up, the more your mind is pure, the more your mind is positive, the more loving you will become, and the more Love you will be able to give."
                                                       ~ Sri Swami Vishwananda

Just Love. In short, that is the simple and powerful teaching of Sri Swami Vishwananda. Yes, just love! LOVE is all you need, LOVE is all there is, LOVE is all you have to do. Love contains everything, the entire universe. And everything Swami cares for is the unchangeable bond of Love between Creator and Creation. 

The Kingdom of God is made of one thing only: Just Love.

When "Love" is mentioned here, it is non other than Divine Love. Our ultimate goal is to attain it and live it – again. We say "again", because in essence we are already non other than Love itself. The very essence of our being is Love. Love that can neither be understood nor described, and so two words consisting out of eight letters are probably the best way to limit the language of the mind which by its nature cannot grasp the unlimited through mental concepts. However through the language of the heart, through singing songs of Love, through feeling the Lord and His Love for us inside of ourselves, where we can engage in a dialogue heart to heart, we can reciprocate His Love, and we can unite and "understand" him at a deep level, since He is the very essence of us.

Divine Love is intrinsically part of the human heart. It gives without limit, questions or hesitation, to everyone, even one's own Self. Divine Love is much more than mere feelings, and it is much deeper than anything else one can experience. It is not bound by cause and effect, nor by time. It shines not to receive something in return, for it is selfless. Yet, the person who lives Divine Love has joy, happiness, peace, wisdom, and complete freedom of fear and self-imposed limitations. When such Love has taken possession of a person's entire being, we enter a state that can be referred to as "Self-Realised".

"Open up the mind, surrender it to Him, and let the Love which you have inside of you flow. If you have not yet attained this Love, do everything to attain it, because that's who you are and that's what you are here for."
                                                   ~ Sri Swami Vishwananda


Divine Love is not bound by any religion, as it is found in all, however one does not need to be religious to experience Divine Love. It does not matter if we are theists, agnostics or atheists. Divine Love is Unconditional Love, and everyone has experienced it at sometime in their life.

Imagine a day in your life where everything was perfect. Maybe it was your wedding day, maybe it was the day your child was born, or maybe it was the day you graduated. For each of us, the day is unique, yet unforgettable. Remember the feeling of complete freedom. No thoughts of the future, not thoughts of the past. Everything made sense, and everything was beautiful. Remember the joy and peace. This day, you were in love. This type of Love (we like to give it a capital L) is different from the love we have only for a person or a thing, which is of temporary nature. This type of Love is for life itself is everlasting. It is true, it is real. It is vast and all encompassing. There is no beginning and no end. It never fades and it is given freely.

Everyone has experienced this Love, and everyone has this Love inside. The only thing holding us back form living Divine Love are the judgments of the mind, primarily judgments about ourselves. If we observe an acorn, would we label it as imperfect? No. We know that the acorn has not reached their full potential, yet we do not judge it as bad, incomplete, or imperfect. The same is for us. We are all perfect and beautiful; unique expressions of life. We may not have attained our full potential, but that does not mean we are not perfect, that we are not worthy of Love. This perfection, this beauty, this Love, cannot be seen with the physical eyes, it cannot be understood with the mind. It can only be understood with the eyes of the heart, eyes of Divine Love.



This is the purpose of life, the goal of Sri Swami Vishwananda's mission, to help us realise and live this inner perfection and beauty, and to live Divine Love. Every word, every action, every moment of Swamiji's life is imbued with Divine Love. He is Love Incarnate, Love in Person - Premavatar. Everyone who meets Him is touched deeply in their soul by it. 

We encourage you to let him touch you, too, and make you want to become again that which you already are, always have been, always will be - just Love.

“…It’s not what we see outside. It’s not what we judge in the outside with our minds, but, for once, truly listen to your heart, really listen to the call of your heart. 
The call of your heart will reflect the call of your soul, and only when you listen carefully to that not listening to the mind, not saying “yes” to the mind, when it says “I want Realisation”, without knowing what it is.
The mind doesn’t comprehend certain things. The mind doesn’t even comprehend what Love is, so how do you think the mind will comprehend what is greater even than Love itself?...” 

                         ~ Sri Swami Vishwananda

Source: www.bhaktimarga.org 


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