The time was August 23, 1937 when a beautiful, dark haired, baby girl named "Ruth" was born the oldest of 13 children. Times were hard, food scarce, and even the basic things for survival were a challenge. Years would continue to pass and bring many other siblings to the family. At the age of 16 a tall, handsome man would win the heart of Ruth and they would marry. Three years later this young couple would have a bouncing baby girl of their own.(that was me...lol!) Ruth was widowed at the very young age of 25 leaving her to raise their little girl by herself. As fate would have it only a few short months later, another man would sweep Ruth and her little girl off their feet. This marriage would last 47 and a half years. The contributing factor here was her "Love", and many hours of hard work and endurance. After all, the name "Ruth" means "compassion". Everyone that was blessed to have known her would tell you this was one of her greatest gifts. Her special smile could melt your Heart and make the whole world seem a better place. Her senior years would finally bring retirement with time for all the things she enjoyed such as cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with family. Ruth's earthly purpose was fulfilled on July 15, 2010 when she moved to her Heavenly Home with her Saviour, Jesus. I am so happy she is finally at Peace. It was a honor and privilege to have called this special lady "Mom". ~ In Loving Memory ~
Just wanted to share this with everyone. I have read it once and have started again. Outstanding book by our Healing Codes Founder Dr.Alex Loyd and Dr. Ben Johnson. It quickly made it to #1 on Amazon. The book is a very affordable way to experience the essence of the Healing Codes while getting help for yourself and possibly other family members and friends. Universal Code included and also Instant Impact which is for circumstantial stress.
Just wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It has a special place in my heart (no pun intended...lol) and I am grateful to those service members who are serving our country as well as those who have served. So very Thankful for the Freedom we enjoy!
On a more personal side, I proudly served in the USAF in my younger years. I have fond memories of this chapter in my life and respect the sacrifices our troops give each day to allow us to continue in this Freedom.
So be sure to remember the real meaning of this special holiday. Enjoy the time with your loved ones and stay safe! May God Bless America!
Did you know we are three part beings? Yes, Spirit, Soul, and Body and they each have their own special language.
Let's start with the body. The language of the body is frequency. We can raise our body frequency by eating good veggies and fruits and staying away from sugars and coffee just to name a few. Theraputic Essential Oils are also another excellent way we can raise our bodies frequency.
Next, we have a Soul. Our Soul consists of our Mind, Will and Emotions. The language of the Soul is words. Every been around people that thrive on praise or compliments? Often if they don't get it they have a very hard time functioning. The Left-Brain is most dominant in the soulish realm.
Last, we are a Spirit. It is the most important of our three part beings. The language of the Spirit is pictures. We think in pictures. Did you realize that? So what pictures are you looking at? Science is proving that these pictures are actually stored in our cells too, hence called cell memories. These memories also have a feeling. Is your feelings in love and truth or fear and falsehood? I hope it is in the first and not the latter. Only you can answer that question about any given situation. The Right-Brain is most dominant in the spiritual realm.
To me it is very important to learn to balance all three with the Spirit being the Master. I am on personal journey to achieve this more everyday. Hope you will make this your priority too.
Just wanted to say "Happy Mother's Day!" Whether you are a mother, grandmother, mother-in-law or you have a wife, sister, daughter who is a mother this day can be a wonderful celebration for us all. I have enjoyed my motherhood. It has been a wonderful journey for 31 years now. If am totally honest I have to say there has been some bumps along the way but, wouldn't trade this honor for nothing. So take the time to reflect on the Mother's in your life and how special they really are. Enjoy your Mother's Day!
Interesting question, I suppose but, living in the "Now" is critical for a great life and excelling in anything. We live in the past, future or present. What is the difference you ask? Let's start with living in the past. When we live in the past we have feelings of sadness, shame, quilt to name a few. Living in the future often brings feelings of fear or anxiety. I must confess that I have been in both of these states. How about you? Living in the present is where we want to be but, even then we can be in the present with feelings of anger, wrong goals etc. It is much better to be in the present "Now" moment in Love, Joy and Peace.
Living in the present is being content with your circumstances. This doesn't necessarily mean all is going well. True Contentment is when you are okay, no matter what. Having an attitude of gratitude for what you have is required for real true contentment. Often we aren't grateful for things unless we have experienced some lack in a situation.
I encourage you to evaluate your life and feelings and determine if you are living in the present "Now" moment. Remember it is never to late to start!
Have you ever heard the quote "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" taking that a little further, we learn that achievement must begin in the mind. The messages you give the mind, whether positive or negative, will be played out in the scenario of your mind and reinforced through a habitual adaptation of the your behavior.
How does this happen, you say? Well, mostly in a non-conscious manner. There's a lot about how our brains function that is conducted without us necessarily knowing about it. Most of the brains activity is on autopilot.
Here is a very short video that I thought you would enjoy!
The Butterfly is one of the significant symbols of Easter. Its whole life cycle is meant to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage, is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. Second phase begins from the cocoon stage, portraying the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage is the butterfly, representing His raising from the dead in a glorified body and peace.
Your subconscious mind has many memories stored away. When these memories are negative they can be waiting to sabotage your health both mentally and physically. Please note some memories are harmful while others aren't. Interestingly all memories have frequencies that are similar in nature to radio waves. When your memories are negative many problems can occur. These negative frequencies will trigger the Limbic System to alert the Hypothalamus and cause us to get ready to fight or run away from a given situation. Have you ever felt like that? When you identify any negative memory and heal it with a energy medicine protocol such as the Healing Codes you are less likely to have a automatic response or reaction. So what negative memories in your subconscious mind are creating a reaction and causing you ongoing sabotage?
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In the past few weeks I have made post about the HPA Axis and the Locus Coeruleus systems of the brain. This post will bring it all together for you to understand how they all work together as a team. A true symphony when all working properly.
The HPA axis and the locus coeruleus systems are linked through the hypothalamus and an area of the brain known as the limbic system. The limbic system is the control area for emotion and the processing area for memory. These linkages are critical. For example, if you see the bushes rustling, your locus coeruleus immediately starts things (the stress response) rolling. However, when you see that it is not a mountain lion but a golden retriever in the bushes, your memory of the tameness of the dog will turn off the stress response. Similarly, if a person is nervous before a public-speaking engagement and the first minute or two goes well, this happy feeling will turn down the activity of the locus coeruleus. These internal adjustments are why experienced public speakers often start off with a joke. It's as much to calm themselves (if the joke goes well) as it is to entertain you.
The connections also include the endogenous (within the body) opiate (opium-like) system and the reward (dopamine) system. Thereby, during stress, pain is reduced and an extremely happy feeling (euphoria) may result. These connections partially account for "runner's high" and have a great deal to do with why we like roller coasters and scary movies.
Here's how the connections work. The limbic system performs an emotional analysis and memory review of the information provided by the senses. Then, the multiplicity of connections allows us to determine whether the current stress is
•one that has been mastered in the past and successfully adapted to,
•not a threat at all, or
•a clear and present danger.
All of this internal activity must occur in milliseconds, and it does.
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The locus coeruleus has many connections to other parts of the brain, particularly areas that bring in and process sensory information (information from sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch). The locus coeruleus secretes norepinephrine and stimulates other brain centers to do the same. It is like the pacemaker (meaning it controls the tempo) of the brain. Thus, it increases arousal (heightened awareness, alertness) and vigilance (watchfulness, carefulness), and adjusts (modulates) the action of the autonomic nervous system, which includes the SNS. The autonomic nervous system regulates blood flow, heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing (respiration). It can also temporarily shut down the gastrointestinal (GI) and sexual systems until the crisis is over. These initial reactions, to get our blood flowing, heart pumping, and muscles energized, occur very quickly and automatically.
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The HPA axis is a grouping of responses to stress by the brain and the pituitary and adrenal glands. First, the hypothalamus (a central part of the brain) releases a compound called corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF), which was discovered in 1981. The CRF then travels to the pituitary gland, where it triggers the release of a hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). ACTH is released into the bloodstream and causes the cortex of the adrenal gland to release the stress hormones, particularly cortisol, which is a corticosteroid hormone. Cortisol increases the availability of the body's fuel supply (carbohydrate, fat, and glucose), which is needed to respond to stress. However, if cortisol levels remain elevated for too long, then muscle breaks down, there is a decreased inflammatory response, and suppression of the immune (defense) system occurs.
Because they suppress the immune system, corticosteroids in measured doses are used to treat many illnesses that are characterized by inflammation or an overactive immune system, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. For the same reason, they are used to help reduce the chances that our body will immunologically reject a transplanted organ. Corticosteroids also can cause fluid retention and high blood pressure. Therefore, it is critical that the response to corticosteroids be carefully controlled (modulated). This control usually is accomplished by a feedback mechanism in which increased cortisol levels feeding back to the hypothalamus and pituitary turn off production of ACTH. In addition, extremely high levels of cortisol can cause mental changes, including depression and psychosis, which disappear when the levels return to normal.
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Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent forgetfulness or your decreased productivity at work. But sometimes stress is to blame. Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. When you recognize common stress symptoms, you can take steps to manage them.
Of course, other potentially serious health problems also can cause some of these symptoms. If you're not sure if stress is the cause or if you've taken steps to control your stress but symptoms continue, see your doctor. Also, if you have chest pain, especially if it occurs during physical activity or is accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, nausea or pain radiating into your shoulder and arm, get emergency help immediately. These signs and symptoms may indicate a heart attack and not simply stress symptoms.
Effects of stress ... ... On your body ... On your thoughts and feelings ... On your behavior