Evolutionary Intimacy and Astrological Cycles (by VerDarluz CelestiOwl)
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The joy of a psychedelic is when you have the balls to go into the darkness and all of a sudden you realize that darkness was a complete illusion. All the darkness and negativity and spooky shit and guilt and fear and crap you thought was inside you, and all the bad things you thought you’ve done, and all the things you feel terrible about secretly…you realize that’s nothing. İt’s an illusion. The universe loves you, you are completely embraced by the entire universe. You are an incremental part of the functioning of the cosmos. You are an incredible, wonderful, perfect fucking thing. And when you get a glimpse of that, it’s the greatest feeling ever. Because you’re healed. Because that’s what true healing is, man. True healing is realizing you were never sick in the first place. True healing is realizing you just had a little bit of dust on the windshield man…you brush it off you know..that’s all, man.
Health Benefits Of Meditation
Anastasia Stephens | SMH
It’s a piece of advice yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us.
Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level has just been published. What researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered is that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ”disease-fighting genes” were active, compared to those who practised no form of relaxation.
In particular, they found genes that protect from disorders such as pain, infertility, high blood pressure and even rheumatoid arthritis were switched on. The changes, say the researchers, were induced by what they call ”the relaxation effect”, a phenomenon that could be just as powerful as any medical drug but without the side effects. ”We found a range of disease-fighting genes were active in the relaxation practitioners that were not active in the control group,” Dr Herbert Benson, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who led the research, says. The good news for the control group with the less-healthy genes is that the research didn’t stop there.
The experiment, which showed just how responsive genes are to behaviour, mood and environment, revealed that genes can switch on, just as easily as they switch off. ”Harvard researchers asked the control group to start practising relaxation methods every day,” says Jake Toby, hypnotherapist at London’s BodyMind Medicine Centre, who teaches clients how to induce the relaxation effect. ”After two months, their bodies began to change: the genes that help fight inflammation, kill diseased cells and protect the body from cancer all began to switch on.”
More encouraging still, the benefits of the relaxation effect were found to increase with regular practice: the more people practised relaxation methods such as meditation or deep breathing, the greater their chances of remaining free of arthritis and joint pain with stronger immunity, healthier hormone levels and lower blood pressure. Benson believes the research is pivotal because it shows how a person’s state of mind affects the body on a physical and genetic level. It might also explain why relaxation induced by meditation or repetitive mantras is considered to be a powerful remedy in traditions such as Ayurveda in India or Tibetan medicine.
But just how can relaxation have such wide-ranging and powerful effects? Research has described the negative effects of stress on the body. Linked to the release of the stress-hormones adrenalin and cortisol, stress raises the heart rate and blood pressure, weakens immunity and lowers fertility. By contrast, the state of relaxation is linked to higher levels of feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and to the growth hormone which repairs cells and tissue. Indeed, studies show that relaxation has virtually the opposite effect, lowering heart rate, boosting immunity and enabling the body to thrive.
”On a biological level, stress is linked to fight-flight and danger,” Dr Jane Flemming, a London GP, says. ”In survival mode, heart rate rises and blood pressure shoots up. Meanwhile muscles, preparing for danger, contract and tighten. And non-essential functions such as immunity and digestion go by the wayside.” Relaxation, on the other hand, is a state of rest, enjoyment and physical renewal. Free of danger, muscles can relax and food can be digested. The heart can slow and blood circulation flows freely to the body’s tissues, feeding it with nutrients and oxygen. This restful state is good for fertility, as the body is able to conserve the resources it needs to generate new life.
While relaxation techniques can be very different, their biological effects are essentially similar. ”When you relax, the parasympathetic nervous system switches on. That is linked to better digestion, memory and immunity, among other things,” Toby says. ”As long as you relax deeply, you’ll reap the rewards.” But, he warns, deep relaxation isn’t the sort of switching off you do relaxing with a cup of tea or lounging on the sofa.
”What you’re looking for is a state of deep relaxation where tension is released from the body on a physical level and your mind completely switches off,” he says. ”The effect won’t be achieved by lounging round in an everyday way, nor can you force yourself to relax. You can only really achieve it by learning a specific technique such as self-hypnosis, guided imagery or meditation.”
The relaxation effect, however, may not be as pronounced on everyone. ”Some people are more susceptible to relaxation methods than others,” says Joan Borysenko, director of a relaxation program for outpatients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston. ”Through relaxation, we find some people experience a little improvement, others a lot. And there are a few whose lives turn around totally.”
7 Health Benefits of Deep Relaxation
The next time you tune out and switch off and let yourself melt, remind yourself of all the good work the relaxation effect is doing on your body. These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits …
1. INCREASED IMMUNITY
Relaxation appears to boost immunity in recovering cancer patients. A study at the Ohio State University found that progressive muscular relaxation, when practised daily, reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In another study at Ohio State, a month of relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to tumours and to viruses.
2. EMOTIONAL BALANCE
Emotional balance, means to be free of all the neurotic behavior that results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. This is very hard to achieve fully, but meditation certainly is the way to cure such neurosis and unhealthy emotional states. As one’s consciousness is cleansed of emotionally soaked memories, not only does great freedom abound, but also great balance. As one’s responses then are not colored by the burdens one carries, but are instead true, direct and appropriate.
3. INCREASED FERTILITY
A study at the University of Western Australia found that women are more likely to conceive during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed. A study at Trakya University, in Turkey, also found that stress reduces sperm count and motility, suggesting relaxation may also boost male fertility.
4. RELIEVES IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
When patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome began practising a relaxation meditation twice daily, their symptoms of bloating, diarrhoea and constipation improved significantly. The meditation was so effective the researchers at the State University of New York recommended it as an effective treatment.
5. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
A study at Harvard Medical School found that meditation lowered blood pressure by making the body less responsive to stress hormones, in a similar way to blood pressure-lowering medication. Meanwhile a British Medical Journal report found that patients trained how to relax had significantly lower blood pressure.
Stress leads to inflammation, a state linked to heart disease, arthritis, asthma and skin conditions such as psoriasis, say researchers at Emory University in the US. Relaxation can help prevent and treat such symptoms by switching off the stress response. In this way, one study at McGill University in Canada found that meditation clinically improved the symptoms of psoriasis.
The simple difference between those who meditate and those who do not, is that for a meditative mind the thought occurs but is witnessed, while for an ordinary mind, the thought occurs and is the boss. So in both minds, an upsetting thought can occur, but for those who meditate it is just another thought, which is seen as such and is allowed to blossom and die, while in the ordinary mind the thought instigates a storm which rages on and on.
How to switch off stress
How can you use relaxation’s healing powers? Harvard researchers found that yoga, meditation and even repetitive prayer and mantras all induced the relaxation effect. ”The more regularly these techniques are practised, the more deeply rooted the benefits will be,” Jake Toby says. Try one or more of these techniques for 15 minutes once or twice a day.
Body Scan: Starting with your head and working down to your arms and feet, notice how you feel in your body. Taking in your head and neck, simply notice if you feel tense, relaxed, calm or anxious. See how much you can spread any sensations of softness and relaxation to areas of your body that feel tense. Once your reach your feet, work back up your body.
Breath Focus: Sit comfortably. Tune into your breath, follow the sensation of inhaling from your nose to abdomen and out again. Let tension go with each exhalation. When you notice your mind wandering, return to your breath.
Mantra Repetition: The relaxation response can be evoked by sitting quietly with eyes closed for 15 minutes twice a day, and mentally repeating a simple word or sound such as ”Om”.
Guided Imagery: Imagine a wonderfully relaxing light or a soothing waterfall washing away tension from your body and mind. Make your image vivid, imagining texture, colour and any fragrance as the image washes over you.
May 2, 2013 ~ Astral Body Experience/Spirit Guides
Last night I had a cool dream where I became aware of my Astral body and was lucid and was hurled back into my body! (:
We Are Going Down the Upstairs! We are connecting our Higher/Lower Selves and merging into One..Stay Positive, Stay Lifted, Keep Rising <3
The key to success is often the ability to adapt.
A few numbers that have been jumping out at me consecutively as of late:
Athene’s Theory of Everything
In this video, several scientific findings are woven together to explain our reality, both psychologically and in terms of quantum mechanics.
From what I’ve studied in school of cognitive science and quantum theory, all of this is true while being grounded in scientific fact.
Take a look! There’s a lot to learn here.
November is the month that changes everything….
Last night at around 1:30 AM I had a pretty cool experience…
I was in bed laying next to my already asleep boyfriend when I began feeling and seeing souls surround me. A lot of them were walkers between worlds and wanted to communicate. I shielded myself with light and called upon my angels Uriel and Michael. At the foot of my bed stood a presence with an electric-lavender/purple aura, and there was gold at the crown of their head. There were light beings everywhere.
My entire body was vibing at a very high frequency and I could hear and feel a very, very high pitch frequency. I recognized that the sound was coming from within me and I felt my Torroidal Field “upgrade”.
One of the most fascinating aspects of this experience is that I was able to feel my Pineal Gland actually secrete DMT into my brain, which felt like a wave of orgasmic explosion inside my head..
All of the cells in my body felt like they were regenerating at a very rapid rate, I felt like I was going to float away into the astral world. After a few moments of being in that state I drifted off to sleep.
The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas; we see it through the net of our desires, divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer. To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net. It is not hard to do so, for the net is full of holes.
The human body is alkaline by design but acidic by function. Every living cell in the body creates metabolized waste, which is acidic. The nutrients from our food are delivered to each cell, the cells burn with oxygen in order to provide energy for us to live. The burned nutrients become metabolized waste.
All waste products are acid; the body discharges the waste through urine, bile and perspiration. Our body can’t get rid of 100% of the waste it produces which in turn, creates an over load of toxicity. With out proper elimination, the acid waste products become solid wastes, such as micro toxins, toxins, fungus, bacteria and mucus. These accumulate and build up in our blood, organs and tissue. This accumulation of solid waste products accelerates the depletion of minerals and other nutrients, causes disease and accelerates the aging process.
Although our bodies work hard to dispose of acidic waste, eating acidic foods makes it harder and compounds the acid, making it harder for the body to eliminate waste.
Eating our alkaline based foods will help the body to remove and neutralize acidic waste products. Most foods we consume are acidic. Meats, dairy products, sugar and starches are enemies of the human body. It’s important to distinguish the difference between food and synthetics. Alot of our foods are either hybrid or genetically modified which in turn makes them unnatural and acidic.
White-brown rice, carrots, corn, potatoes, garlic, beans, soy, wheat, barley are some to name a few. It goes without saying that alcohol, drugs, Pharmaceutical drug , additives, sweeteners and caffeine are acidic and should be avoided as much as possible.
To keep the body alkaline we must supply the body with alkalinity from an outside source. Our alkaline foods will provide an adequate amount of alkalinity in the diet to do this. However, if the body doesn’t take its alkalinity from its diet, it will extract alkaline from its organs, tissue and bones to neutralize the acid. This causes the body to become acidic and thus diseased.
THE BODY’S PH
Water is the most abundant compound in the human body, comprising 70% of the body. The body therefore contains a wide range of solutions. Ph (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The ph of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The ratio between positively charged ions (acid forming) and negatively charged ions (alkaline forming). The lower the ph reading, the more acidic and oxygen deprived the fluid is. The higher the ph reading, the more alkaline and rich in oxygen the fluid is. The ph range is from 0-14 with 7.0 being neutral. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline, anything below 7.0 is considered acidic.
Human blood ph should be slightly alkaline (7.35- 7.45) below or above this range means symptoms and disease. If blood ph moves below 6.8 or above 7.8 cells stop functioning and the body dies. The body therefore continually strives to balance ph. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur.
An imbalanced diet high in acidic producing foods such as animal protein, sugar, caffeine and processed foods puts pressure on the body’s regulating systems to maintain ph neutrality. The extra buffering required can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, making the person prone to chronic and degenerative diseases. Minerals are borrowed from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage causing a condition that may go undetected for years
HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ACIDOSIS
Research shows that unless the body’s PH level is slightly alkaline it cannot heal itself, so no matter what means you choose to take care of your health, it won’t be effective until the PH level is balanced. If your body’s PH is not balanced for example, you cannot effectively assimilate vitamins and minerals. Your body PH affects everything.
Acidosis will decrease the body’s ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells. Decrease its ability to repair damaged cells, decrease its ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumours cells thrive and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness.
An acidic PH can occur from an acid forming diet, Emotional stress, toxic overload and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic PH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur
Acidosis can cause health problems such as:
Cardiovascular damage. Weight gain, obesity and diabetes. Bladder condition. Kidney stones. Immune deficiency. Acceleration of free radical damage. Hormonal problems. Premature ageing. Osteoporosis and joint pain. Aching muscles and lactic acid build up. Low energy and chronic fatigue. Lower body temperature. Tendency to get infections. Loss of drive, joy and enthusiasm. Depressive tendencies. Easily stressed. Pale complexion. Headaches Inflammation of the corneas and eyelids. Loose and painful teeth. Inflamed sensitive gums. Mouth and stomach ulcers. Cracks at the corners of the lips. Excess stomach acid. Gastritis. Nails are thin and split easily. Hair looks dull, has split ends and falls out. Skin easily irritated. Legs cramp and spasms.