Courtney Dunlop’s “Crazy About Coconuts”

This week we have a brief article about the benefits of coconut oil and some great uses for it!

Crazy About Coconuts

by Courtney Dunlop

Coconuts and organic coconut oil

If you’re going to choose just one product to add to your beauty arsenal this summer, coconut oil might be your best bet. Coconut’s chemical compounds make this natural ingredient a powerful tool to solve a whole handful of skin issues, including dryness, acne and sun damage.

Virgin coconut oil contains fatty acids, so it’s compatible with our skin barrier and therefore killer at preventing moisture loss. Its moisturizing abilities make it a great conditioner, lip balm, cuticle oil and shaving oil. In addition, the fatty acids help repair skin cells, counteracting damage done by aging and sun exposure. Coconuts are also packed with growth factors, such as kinetin, a plant hormone that promotes cell division and slows skin-cell aging. Basically, this powerful oil can help keep your hair and skin looking healthy and young (Score!).

Bonus use? Coconut oil makes a great makeup remover – the oil breaks down and dissolves stubborn makeup and sunscreen. Seems like there isn’t much this skin-saver can’t do.

William Esteb’s “Spiritual Subluxations”

Often we are only concerned about our spinal subluxations that we often ignore the spiritual subluxations! Here’s an article about how to recognize those signs.

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Cloudy thinking – A mental fog makes it difficult to think clearly, obscuring opportunities and solutions.

Procrastination – Postponing a needed action is often a sign you’re off-purpose or unsure what it is.

Lack of concentration – Succumbing to the distraction of the Internet, email and other shiny objects can be an effective tactic.

Worry – Rehearsing what you don’t want is not only counterproductive, it squelches your creativity and problem-solving abilities.

Fear – A spiritual oppression that can only exist without faith, seducing you to live in a future that hasn’t happened. And probably won’t.

Depression – Anger (without enthusiasm) is a gold mine for drug companies, allowing the anger to go unforgiven.

A common deception is that spiritual oppression doesn’t exist. While chiropractic care is a good start, addressing spiritual subluxations requires spiritual tools such as prayer, fasting, gratitude and forgiveness.

Dr. Dyer “Being Peace”

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

— The Prayer of St. Francis

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You can become an instrument of peace in any given moment of your life by deciding that you are not going to use your mind for anything other than peaceful thoughts. This may sound extreme to you when you take into consideration all the difficult people you have to deal with, your financial picture, the illness of a close relative, the inconsiderate boss you must face, the taxes you owe, as well as outrageous traffic delays, and on and on. Try taking a breather from your habit of continuously looking for occasions to be non-peaceful. Go to that quiet, serene peaceful place within you that is covered by the outer layers of your material life. It is here that you know what being an instrument of peace means. Here, your emphasis is on giving, rather than receiving, peace.

When you are an instrument of peace, you are not seeking anything, you are a peace provider. You do not seek peace by looking into the lives of others and wishing that they would change so that you could become more peaceful. Rather, you bring your own sense of calm to everyone you encounter. You do not go about viewing every circumstance of your life in terms of whether it meets with your standard of peace. Rather, you bring your peaceful countenance to the chaos you encounter and your presence soothes the outer turmoil. Even if the turmoil continues, you have the freedom to choose a peaceful thought, or to quietly remove yourself from the immediate scene. How do you do this? Repeat the words of St. Francis that appear above. Chaotic moments are times to remember that you will not gain your peace from anyone else and that you choose to bring peace to every life situation you encounter.

The most important moments for cultivating this awareness are when you find yourself right smack in the middle of a tumultuous exchange, when someone is argumentative, surly, or irrational and you sense yourself falling into the pandemonium. Usually, in such moments your inclination is to blame all of the external forces for your absence of peace. Begin to look at these situations in a totally new way, one that will help you not only become a delivery person of calmness, but will make you a more reliable and steadfast instrument of peace.

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