Dr. Markson’s “What We Are Made Of”

“Life is really simple, but we insist of making it complicated!”
-Confucius
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Love is often presented as the opposite of fear, but true love is not opposite anything. True love is far more powerful than any negative emotions, as it is the environment in which all things arise. Negative emotions are like sharks swimming in the ocean of love.

All things beautiful and fearful, ugly and kind, powerful and small, come

into existence, do their thing, and disappear within the context of this great

ocean. At the same time, they are made of the very love in which they swim and

can never be separated. We are made of this love and live our whole lives at one

with it, whether we know it or not.

It is only the illusion that we are separate from this great love that causes us to believe that choosing anything other than love makes sense or is even possible. In the relative, dualistic

world of positive and negative, darkness and light, male and female, we make

choices and we learn from them.

This is exactly what we are meant to be doing here on earth. Underlying these relative choices, though, is the choice to be conscious of what we are, which is love, or to be unconscious of it. When we choose to be conscious of it, we choose love.

We will still exist in the relative world of opposites and choices and cause and effect, and we will need to make our way here, but doing so with an awareness that we are all made of this love will enable us to be more playful, more joyful, more loving and wise, as we make our way.

Ultimately, the choices we make will shed light on the love that makes us

all one, enabling those who have forgotten to return to the source.

This world makes it easy to forget this great love, which is part of why we are here.

We are here to remember and, when we forget to remember again, to choose

love.

Essential Oils 101 – Doterra

What Are Essential Oils? If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role […]

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“We Teach What We Are” by Dr. Wayne Dyer

This article is an amazing example to explain that before you teach something you have to be it!

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When teachers and parents ask what they can do to help young people get off to a healthy start in life, I say, “Set a good example.” Let your respect and love be seen and felt. It works for children just as it does for all of us. Everything depends on what you believe about yourself. If you want to change your life, you have to change your self-concept. If you want to move to a higher place, you need to change your belief about what is possible for you and elevate your beliefs about yourself. Young people are forming their self-image every day—based largely on the examples of self-respect and self-esteem they see in the important people in their lives. What they believe about themselves and their lives is shaped by what they see and feel. We can make sure they see love.

Of all the beliefs that each one of us own, none is more important than the ones we have about ourselves. Our beliefs about ourselves are the single most telling factors in determining our success and happiness in life. A child’s self-image is a direct result of the kind of reinforcement he or she receives on a daily basis. Do they have the confidence that they can successfully complete any task before they attempt it? Do they feel good about the way they look? Do they feel intelligent? Do they think of themselves as worthy?

As you think the self-esteem of children, keep in mind that the barriers we erect to our own growth and happiness almost always are internal barriers. The lack of love in a person’s life is the internal fear that he or she does not deserve love. The absence of achievement is most often due to a genuine belief that one could never achieve at a high level. The absence of happiness stems from the internal sentence that “Happiness is not my destiny.”

Motivating children to have great aspirations for themselves is essentially the task of working on their self-portrait. Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see not only gains in achievement, but even more important, you’ll see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more. You will see happier faces, more excitement, and higher expectations for themselves. The only authentic barrier to a child’s own greatness (or yours) is fear of his own greatness.

When a child grows up to love himself, to be self-confident, to have high self-esteem, and to respect himself, there are literally no obstacles to his total fulfillment as a human being. Once a strong self-portrait is in place, the opinions of others will never be able to immobilize a child. The young person who feels confident as he approaches a task will not be undone by failure, but instead will learn from it. The child who respects himself will respect others. The young person who has learned to love himself will have plenty of love to give away.

Standard Process – Why we choose a high quality supplement.

Since 1929, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. Dr. Lee’s goal was to provide nutrients as they are found in nature—in a whole food state where he believed their natural potency and efficacy would be realized. Following this philosophy, we […]

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Dr. Larry’s “Energetic Sweeping”

Have you ever thought about having two brooms?

 

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Sweeping your porch each day is regarded as an important cleansing ritual that prepares

your home for new energy.  In some of our lives, sweeping has become an activity performed without much thought. In many cases, sweeping is a lost art, replaced by the noisy, efficient vacuum cleaner. But in several cultures and religions, sweeping the front and back porch every morning is regarded as an important cleansing ritual that prepares the ground for new energy on every level—physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

It is often employed to sanctify a space and prepare it for a ceremony. This seemingly simple action has the power to clear away the old and make space for the new. It stirs up the energy in a place, clearing out the astral buildup that is the natural by-product of the presence of humans.

This kind of sweeping is not about cleaning the area of dust. In fact, the broom doesn’t have to actually touch the ground to be effective. You might want to consider having two different brooms, one you use for cleaning dust and dirt, and one you use for energy clearing.

If you are so inspired, you could decorate your broom by carving its handle, painting it, decorating it with gemstones and ribbons, or any other creative adornment that appeals to you. You can also make your own broom out of tree branches and twigs, or choose a naturally appearing broom from nature, such as a pine bough.

Sweeping each morning prepares the ground for the new day at the same time as it deepens our awareness of the importance of letting go of the past to welcome the present. As we clear the energy of our space, we clear our own energy systems. In addition, we create a space that feels clean, clear, and open to all who enter.

Be sure to think welcoming thoughts as you sweep, manifesting what you need for the

day. Making sweeping part of our daily ritual tunes us into the continuing cycle of releasing the old and welcoming the new that is the hallmark of a healthy energy system.

Courtney Dunlop’s “Beauty Secrets From the Caribbean”

This week, we have a great article about some great, unexpected products from the Caribbean that can work natural beauty wonders.

Beauty Secrets From the Caribbean

by Courtney Dunlop

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A small but growing number of Caribbean beauticians, scientists and entrepreneurs are pioneering a movement to bring awareness back to the many natural treasures that the region abounds with. They are hoping to shed light on the cornucopia of plants, leaves, fruits and flowers of the islands that, although a staple part of health and wellness in the past, has fallen out of favor with younger generations.

Here are two of the many standout ingredients that Caribbean women use to enhance their natural beauty.

Aloe: Because of the blinding heat of the tropical sun, it’s a blessing that nature has been so bountiful and that plants like the miraculous aloe, whose leaves contain a gel that is bursting with nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and minerals, and which calms and cools the skin and protects it against the sun, should abound in the Caribbean.

Try keeping an aloe plant in your home, and break open the leaves for instant access to the cooling gel that can be used as a moisturizer and sunburn-soother.

Goats’ Milk: The fat in this milk contains high amounts of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), in particular lactic acid, which sloughs off dead cells when applied topically, revealing newer and brighter skin underneath. Goats’ milk is also packed with vitamin A, which repairs damaged skin, and minerals such as selenium, which can guard against the effects of the sun.

At home, soak paper towels in cold goats’ milk, wring them out, and place on your face as a anti-aging, skin-brightening facial treatment. It’s also excellent for soothing rosacea flare-ups.