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Generalizations about Good Health

Breathe

The importance of eating well, exercising, and sleeping enough are well known. Here are reminders about steps towards good health.

  • Sitting at a table while eating improves digestion. Eating while cooking, while moving, and when driving do not.
  • Each person determines the amount of water that is right for him or her. Time of day and season influence. So do age and stress.
    • Everyone should drink water when they arise.
    • Young people need more water than old people.
    • Seasonal considerations for drinking water: shorter daylight (in winter months) requires less water than longer daylight (in summer months).
    • Warm water is better than cold water when the body is tired. It is also better when the immune system is stressed physically or emotionally.
    • General guidelines for water consumption can be considered when determining amounts of water to drink, but the variables listed here should also be considered.
  • By breathing deeply, the body handles emotional changes better. Whenever emotional turmoil occurs, deep breathing and water can help regulate the turmoil.
  • The requirements for movement depend on food consumption, personality, attention capabilities, and seasons.
    • Eating the amount of food the body needs fuels the appropriate amount of exercise based on the three other variables.
    • More movement is required by people who are high energy personalities.
    • The environments in which focus is required add or subtract from movement needs: focus during physical work uses extended expenditures of movement; focus during sedentary work pressures muscles and elimination processes to accelerate reminders to use them.
    • Variations in temperature influence the body’s push towards movement.
  • Activity in the body during sleep is different from activity during awake time. Both types of activity are equally important, just different. Sleep should be scheduled and should be evaluated for appropriateness to age, habitat, and season.

One step at a time–a step towards proper nutrition, a step towards proper sleep, and towards proper breathing–step by step leading to good health and satisfaction!

Posture! So important!

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I’ve just finished receiving the chapter about posture for my latest book “Invented Afflictions and Movement Conditions”. I can’t wait to publicize this information so I’m posting it now.

I hadn’t realized just how important posture is, and you can believe me when I say I’ve been sitting up much straighter since I started this chapter!

Here’s to better posture for us all!

Note: The information presented is from Spiritual Presence.

Posture in Staggered Solidity

Posture gives possibility of movement sublime. Freedom of movement extends from posture excellence. Exceling at posture is a worthwhile goal. The better the posture, how much better the living!

Extending the body upwards lengthens the spine and enhances the flows in the body. Bending the body forwards, sideways, or backwards for too long stresses the spine and disturbs flows. When flows are constricted, the body works harder to maintain balance. This unnecessary exertion can lead to permanently compromised health when the spine is held in the bent posture constantly.

Young children who maintain bent posture cause their bodies to work harder during times of healing and exertion. Teenagers who maintain bent posture cause their bodies to work harder during times of healing and exertion and create pressure on their vertebrae and musculature.

Adults in their 20s and 30s who maintain bent posture from their teenage years usually experience back pain, radiating pain from the back, and shortening of muscles. If the bent posture starts in their 20s and 30s, these adults may still have the direct and radiating pain, but the shortening of muscles will probably not yet take place.

When the bent posture begins in middle age, direct and radiating pain will accompany the bent posture and organ functionality may be affected. If the bent posture continued into middle age from the earlier years, the muscles will shorten, direct and radiating pain will occur, the intervertebral discs will age more quickly, the flows will slow, and the liver may be affected, as well as digestion.

If people begin to bend after reaching late middle age (60s) or into their 70s, the damage is less severe. A life of standing tall will have contributed to better health, so that the bending later on is less harmful. If the bent posture continued from earlier years, other organs and bodily processes will be negatively affected as well.

The vertebrae are masterful supporters of the body. They align in accordance with the parts of the body they protect. Their placement enables a strong steadfastness that is flexible in its limitations. The vertebrae enable bending, curving, and resilience.

Posture naturally expresses the positions of the vertebrae when the posture is extended upwards. The vertebrae are one on the other, stacked to support and provide space for all the internal body parts. When the vertebrae are forced into stacked crookedness, the space for the internal body parts is shifted. This shifting can be inconsequential or it can compromise functioning. If the stacked crookedness becomes chronic, the shifting of internal body parts can induce improper blood flow and elimination issues (sweat, urine, and others depending on the location of the shifting).

Movement is unnatural when the posture is slouched or crooked. Slouching and crooked walking have become fashionable, and the fashionability of walking improperly hurts whole populations. Slouching models encourage young men and women to slouch. Fashion that encourages wearing shoes with high heels creates generations with unnatural posture and movement. The slouching that comes from hours spent on mobile devices is equivalent to confinement in a cell that is too small; they both cause internal shifting.

Improper posture from car seats, airplane seats, and embarrassment (the posture that is assumed when a person is embarrassed) affect the posture in connection with other posture damagers. The worse the posture, the more the car seats, airplane seats, and embarrassment impact pain and internal damage.

Lack of exercise contributes to posture deterioration. Insufficient movement breaks when sitting for long periods of time contribute to posture deterioration. Negative viewpoint (of the world, of oneself, of society) and negative societal position also contribute to posture deterioration.   Other contributors to posture deterioration are too little manganese in the diet, sleep that is regularly diurnal rather than nocturnal, and irregular work schedules.

Proper posture contributes to lack of back and neck pain, relaxed muscles, better digestion, deeper breathing, correct blood flow, reproductive efficiency, and protected brain functioning. The vertebrae may look staggered, their importance may seem questionable, and their evolution may be misunderstood, but the vertebrae should be looked at as one solid piece of engineering with all the parts placed in the exact positions with the exact connections to create amazing possibilities—possibilities of movement, well-being, and balance!

Sleeping with the Nanny

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Another headline blares the news that a celebrity couple is divorcing because the husband slept with the nanny.

What does Spiritual Presence have to say about this situation? (I was curious, and so I asked.)

Close proximity triggers hormonal activity. That is why coworkers pair up and the frolickers at parties hook up. The hormonal activity creates desire. The situation in which a household welcomes a nanny into its midst is a fluctuating arrangement in which hormonal messaging misdirects.

When the nanny is stable in her outside relationships, the hormonal messaging misdirects, but is non-connecting.  The husband and wife might experience unintentional disturbance from the nanny, but her hormonal influence is surmountable.

If the nanny is responsive (because she is relationship-free and is desirous of attachment), the hormonal messaging that is misdirected can cause distancing of the couple. The husband and wife distance emotionally and subconsciously, and the unstable relationship requires investment to restore stability. The nanny intentionally or unintentionally upsets the balance, and she can contribute to the restored stability when she creates a relationship external to the household.

Hormonal functioning for each of the affected parties (husband, wife, nanny, teenaged children) varies depending on stage of life and cycle position: pregnancy, post-birth, lactating, menstruating, and testosterone oscillation. Each of these influences affects the possibility of nanny-husband hookup.

Understanding that hormones contribute to the travails in a relationship, helps a couple keep their marriage stable. Understanding that the hormones of an outsider influence the marriage, helps a couple choose the nanny who is being hired to care for their beloved children.

Connection of the Four Components of Health

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“The four components of bodily health are:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional health
  • Intellectual health
  • Spiritual health

Each component is dependent on the other three components to be balanced…The interconnectedness prevents excessive damage to the body through over-exertion or over-excessiveness.

The interconnectedness enables the body to ascend heights—physically (for example, competitors in athletic competitions, workers laboring under tight deadlines, tenders of animals in the wild), emotionally (for example, caregivers of terminally ill people, people who have overcome abuse), intellectually (for example, developers of thought) and spiritually (for example, in meditative focus). The interconnection enables the body to survive depths (for example, captivity, harsh treatment by cruel people, severe weather conditions, internal turmoil caused by internal strife). The components are interconnected by design and intent…

…Fulfilling the requirement of each component to be nourished, secure, and enriched can be achieved when a life is balanced. Balanced in terms of nutritional intake, emotional sustenance, and cerebral stimulation. Spiritual illumination occurs even when the other components are not balanced if the individual or group of individuals is either innately spiritual or is open to spiritual sustenance. The other components require balance at the individual level; spiritual balance can occur at the individual and societal levels. Balance leads to health leads to balance leads to health and so on, circling….

…The four components control responses to illness, serious illness, and suspected illness. Suspected illness is more serious than one would expect because the thoughts ignite protective responses in the physical, emotional, and spiritual components. Serious illness causes protective responses by all four components. These responses inhibit the effects of the illness when the components are functioning properly. When less serious illness strikes, protective responses are initiated at a reduced level…The protective responses match the need when the components of health are balanced. When the components are not balanced, the protective responses are elicited; however, the effect might be lower and might not enable the body to heal itself properly. In general, in modern society most people’s bodies are not balanced and therefore, the reliance on modern medicine is required…

…Changing reality affects the components of health. War, displacement, societal upheaval, familial upheaval, accidents that result in maiming or impaired mental functioning, and natural disasters—these events drastically affect health.  Some people survive these events with perception and sense of self intact; most people do not. The normal responses to difficult events are grief, blame, withdrawal, or incapacitation. To survive unscathed is unusual; to be weak, unpredictable, suspicious, fearful, hurt, sad, cautious, blameful, indecisive, or angry is expected. Minor changes to reality can be unsettling and can cause many of the same reactions. Few people are unaffected by the ebbs of life. One can survive the ebbs more successfully through spiritual and elevated pursuits…

…Knowing what to do to keep healthy is basic required knowledge. Knowing what to eat or how much to drink to stay hydrated are the most obvious keys to good health. Understanding the need and frequency of sleep is required as well. Health is not the villain to be battled or feared; health is the means to meaningful living and ultimate satisfaction with one’s life. Health—physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.”

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Prevention of poor health–>Stop the causes!

Forty

The following list was presented in two earlier blog posts. I am presenting it again because it is really important. Please look at each contributor to poor health and consider it. Each one won’t apply to you, but it may apply to someone you love.

Notice that sleep deprivation is the second major contributor of poor health. This one is really not that hard to fix. Notice the third contributor. Letting the body heal itself when possible can lessen the grasp of this contributor. Notice number five. then get up and dance around or walk in place.

Each contributor can be lessened.

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In modern societies, there are 40 reasons that a person becomes deceased too early or suffers too much. Here are the reasons in the order in which they contribute (accidents and disasters are not included):

  1. Overconsumption of alcoholic beverages
  2.  Sleep deprivation
  3.  Misuse of legal drugs
  4.  Depression
  5.  Insufficient regular movement of the body
  6.  Overuse of cigarettes
  7.  Insufficient protection from the elements (cold, heat, etc.)
  8.  Chronic insufficient consumption of water
  9.  Overconsumption of food
  10.  Insufficient exposure to the environment (nature)
  11.  Worry, fear, and anguish
  12.  Suppression of negative emotions (worry, fear, and anguish)
  13.  Hurt feelings
  14.  Blood pressure pressures
  15.  Isolation
  16.  Genetics
  17.  Misjudgment of self-boundaries (When relating to other people, not understanding how to bond. When relating to tangible items, not understanding limits and excess.)
  18.  Insufficient intake of vitamin-rich foods
  19.  Memory loss
  20.  Insufficient intake of mineral-rich foods
  21.  Digestive disturbances
  22.  Elimination issues, such as constipation
  23.  Too much dependence on approval from others
  24.  Inadvertent consumption of foods that cause allergic reactions
  25.  Overexposure to toxins
  26.  Sense of unworthiness
  27.  Misuse of illegal drugs
  28.  Purposelessness
  29.  Sadness
  30.  Misjudgments in sexual relations
  31.  Lack of trust in one’s intuition
  32.  Chronic under-usage of the thinking capabilities
  33.  Overemphasis on physicality
  34.  Anger
  35.  Jealousy
  36.  Eating too little
  37.  Indifference
  38.  Overusing the body physically
  39.  Feelings of devaluing others
  40.  Choice inundation

 You may have noticed that shallow breathing and other breathing issues are not on the list. Improper breathing results from many of these issues so that breathing, or rather, incorrect breathing, is often part of the causes.

Los Angeles—a city for walkers

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I have been in LA for two weeks, and I continue to walk all over the city. I have walked from Hollywood to many destinations in all directions. The neighborhoods are inviting and charming. The large streets present so many different businesses with interesting names, appealing merchandise, and yummy looking food. Seeing tour buses and tourists adds to the walking appeal.

Each day I walk 1 – 2 hours. Occasionally I walk more. Sometimes I walk just to walk, and sometimes I walk with a destination in mind. I grocery shop on foot and only catch public transportation when my load is too heavy or my feet are too tired.

People in LA say that LA is a city for driving, but I know they are wrong. LA is a city to be explored while moving 2 mph (which is how fast many of them drive on the overly congested highways). When I tell people here how much I’ve been walking, they are surprised. I hope my zest for walking LA moves them to walk and see their city at a slower speed.

Not all cities are walking-friendly, but the ones that are can provide endless hours of entertainment and opportunities for discovery and connection. All it takes are comfortable shoes, water, and openness.

The interwovenness of society

Community involvement

“… a community has various needs that are ever-changing and that differ in importance. The elderly need to be cared for, as do the teenagers. The animals require attention and so does the regional government. Trees and plants give shade and beauty, and they require upkeep and protection. The poor must be seen, and the recycling must be gathered. Each person in a community can participate in an endless number of community efforts, and the more each person does, the more the community radiates warmth and support.

Affect is the goal for each community member. Caring for self and caring for others. Acknowledging needs and addressing them. Connecting with people, relating to the environment, tending to animals. Developing oneself through the attention to community.”

-from Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey, the book I am currently writing

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