A Balanced Approach to Wellness!

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Today’s section from Descending into War, Descending into Contempt, pp. 9-12:

Feelings of Inequity

Fairness is elusive. Nature is wide in its distribution of resources, and fairness is unrelated. Difference is the key. Nature is about differences infinitely dispersed. No two are quite the same.

Differences are physical and intangible. Within the physical manifestations are nuances and subtleties. Within the intangible characteristics are emotional ranges, instinctive differences, intellectual capacities, awareness of natural order, and survival positioning.

The rhythms in nature are the providers of fairness. As the days roll one into another and the seasons instill movement of time, the living experience the rhythms together. From the tiniest elements to complex humans, all feel the rhythms. Fairness is in the togetherness.

In each person are a call for togetherness and a call for investment. The investment requires preserving self-interest and desiring closeness given by others. Innate awareness and activation of attachment reactions drive each person to connect and protect.

Morés and group behaviors affect the innate attachment reactions and introduce skewed expectations for societal position, close attachments, and intuitive evaluations. The skewed thinking is learned and ingrained, and is then reflected in thinking and behaviors.

Within individual family units and communal groups, relationships develop and end. The larger units–towns, subdivisions, and areas connected by loyalties–contain the family units and communal groups, and they change opportunities for attachments. Each relationship and attachment presents hopes, expectations, and reactions. Each relationship and attachment has the possibilities of closeness and skewed evaluation. Each relationship and attachment reflects ingrained thinking and natural responses. Innate and learned behaviors intertwine.

The natural inclination is to expect differences in others. The learned misinterpretation is to expect fairness. Just as superiority is learned and inculcated in people, so too is the expectation of fairness.

Fairness is often expected in everything: fairness in distribution of attention in relationships, fairness in access to solutions, fairness in competitions, fairness in natural conditions (weather and resources), and fairness in efforts towards well-being.

Parents are expected to treat their children “fairly”. The price charged for a service is expected to be “fair”. Less fairness is expected in societies where wealth is unethically distributed. Fairness is not expected, nor is it hoped for, when governing forces repress some. This effect is created in societies that support slavery, religious self-righteousness, and caste systems. Less fairness is also expected in societies that ennoble power, buildings, or might.

Conflict is aroused when inequality becomes too difficult to maintain, or when those with “less” force change.

Within a family, conflict erupts over the inability to be fair. Family members perceive treatment from different vantage points, and inequality seethes in the relationships. The feelings of inequity can lead to divorce, estrangement, miscommunication, or self-harm. Feelings of inequity are family-fracturing.

Within schools, feelings of inequity can abound. Administrators who establish blatant inequality among staff, drive mistrust and jealousy into the school. School board members sometimes have their positions because of unethically distributed wealth, and they force inequity through their voting rights. Students increase feelings of inequity when they have superiority in their upbringing. Classrooms, which are headed by teachers who allow their personal preferences for students to affect their work, are places where conflict can breed.

Within businesses, inequity naturally exists because of ownership privileges (although mistreatment of employees should not be condoned). Departmental inequity that is encouraged by upper management is mismanagement. Departmental inequity that is created within departments is pernicious.

Negotiations between businesses exude self-interest. Focus on own-ness is natural and is expected. In negotiations in which businesses use unethical tactics or withhold information, the offending side brings inequity into the negotiations. The results will be distancing and will be destabilizing to society. The results will extend beyond the individual businesses negotiating.

Feelings of inequity surface in citizens of countries beset by government officials who covet the imagined riches of other countries. Imagined, for reality is fraught with hardships unseen. When the governing officials have instilled in their citizens feelings of covetousness and inequity, the view towards other countries will be skewed. Skewed appreciation of one’s own reality can lead to conflicts with those imagined to have a more desirable reality. The conflicts can lead to injustices and armed conflict.

Next section: “Feelings of Disappointment”

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Today’s section from Descending into War, Descending into Contempt, pp. 6-9:

Superiority Because of Religion

Many paths of elevation are available and desirable for reaching connection with God. Solitary prayer unites divinity with creation for the moments the connection is true. Prayer in groups unites divinity with creation for elevated connection when the connection is sincere. Both solitary prayer and grouped prayer are paths to God.

Grouped prayers, which are developed into set pronouncements with set movements, remove creativity in building spiritual connection, but encourage human connection. Repetition of “scripts” and routine observances enable feelings of human connection that transcend death. This connection can bind the living with the dead who preceded them, and bind the living with future generations.

Grouped prayer connects the people who accept the group’s observances and concept of divinity. Acceptance offers approach to God, scripts that guide the approach, and visions to ponder Almighty: the majestic energy that connects all.

Sincere dedication to life lived with awareness of connection to God is realistic. The connection focuses and elevates daily living.

Dedication to the grouped approach to God—to the religion—is dedication missing the meaning. Religion is an accessway for connecting to God; it is not the destination. Elevating the religion, rather than the divine connection, disconnects people from God. Religions are approaches, they are not possessions to be coveted or aggrandized. They do not need to be compared or debated.

Superiority is not a word to describe a religion. No religion that is based on the connection with God is better than any other. Feeling superior because of religious affiliation lessens the beauty of the religion.

Religious superiority is the most destructive belief of all. No religious group has closer connection to God than any other. No group!

Superiority Because of Race

Condescension because of race is irrational. Belittling others because of race is weak. Generalizing about race is uninformed. Thinking disparaging thoughts about other races is contemptuous.

Superiority because of the foolish thinking that race has influence on value is deluded. No race is superior to any other. Race is variations of people. No more, no less.

Superiority in Societies

Feeling superior can be intricate, based on all the causes set out above, or it can be single-cause—no matter, the sense of superiority is there. It affects all relationships and all interactions.

Societal sense of superiority, like individual sense of superiority, is learned. The entire society can feel superior, as in an overinflated opinion of race or nationality, or it can be bestowed upon members of society who are treated “better” because of gender, physical appearance, financial power, athletic prowess, and other factors like fashion taste or musical/artistic abilities.

Superiority infuses society with discontent and entitlement. Superiority brings envy and distancing. Each individual builds the societal sense of superiority with internal feelings of being better than others, or by accepting the societal definitions of superior race or gender, or having subservient expectations.

The sense of superiority is distancing and clouds judgment when interacting with others. The sense of superiority tarnishes dialogue and creates contempt. As people distance, misjudge and condescend, they define a society that is uncaring and disconnected. Such a society cannot nurture its members or provide empathy.

Societal superiority affects external events. For example, natural disasters that would be handled by the affected group in a communal manner descend into further disaster because of conflicts among the group members. The more ingrained the feelings of superiority, the less the desire to help others. Disaster relief that should be inclusive is not. Those with more, be it real or perceived, dismiss the troubles of the people whom they disdain. Contempt thwarts relief efforts and distances people further.

When combined with the other causes of contempt, the sense of superiority feeds conflicts among families, communities, regions, and nations. The sense of superiority is very insidious.

Next section: “Feelings of Inequity

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Today’s section from Descending into War, Descending into Contempt, pp. 3-5:

Contempt Multiplying into Conflict

CONFLICT has many sources of support. The sources feed conflict when they are elevated beyond control. Each conflict source contributes to contemptuous behavior or to deliberate indifference. Each conflict has its specific sources and unique circumstances. Nonetheless, there are similarities among conflicts.

Contempt is built through feelings of superiority, feelings of inequity, feelings of disappointment, and feelings of emasculation. Each of these destructive feelings will be explored and their contributions to conflict considered.

Feelings of Superiority

The feeling of superiority is a strange phenomenon. All people are similar, and yet, there are some who consider themselves superior. These people believe that race membership, financial status, gender affiliation, nationality, religion, and/or education entitle them to raised social status. Physical attractiveness, athletic prowess, and fashion taste are other factors in people acting superior.

Superiority by Nationality

Superiority by nationality is the viewing of other nationalities in a condescending way. Feeling better than everyone who lives outside one’s own country is a sense of superiority that is confrontational behavior and enemy building.

Geographical reality creates differences among countries, because some countries are situated with enviable conditions and resources that inspire jealousy or resentment. A country possessing enviable conditions and resources often maintains citizens who feel entitled to their reality and are possessive of it. Adjacent countries may have conditions and resources that are also deserving of pride, but the other country’s richness seems desirous, and so, the citizens of the adjacent countries may feel resentful or covetous. The clash of entitlement and resentment can lead to rivalries, racism, and wars.

Superiority by nationality describes relationships among countries, but it can also describe relationships among areas within a country, towns within a province, neighborhoods within a city, and loyalty to schools or universities. At each level, the location, historical development, and geographical reality affect how citizens see their environment and the environments of those who inhabit rival territories. Those who feel they have more behave differently from those who feel deprived. Each side can feel superior and relate to the other as less than them. The feelings of superiority at the local and inner-country levels can lead to rivalries, treachery, and self-destruction.

Superiority Because of Gender

Superiority by consideration of one’s sex as better creates conflict within society at the family level, within neighborhoods and religions, and in nations. Gender superiority is often inculcated from an early age, so that belief in one’s gender superiority is very deep.

Contempt towards “inferiors” develops more easily in those with a sense of gender superiority.

Superiority Learned from Childhood

Superiority is a learned behavior. A child is self-interested, because he has his own concerns that consume his attention. This behavior is inborn. The child focuses on himself, not from a sense of superiority, but from the need to survive.

The child encounters others with curiosity, joy, and fear. When a caregiver over-elevates the child’s sense of himself, encounters with others have lessened curiosity, joy, and fear and more expectations of subservience (by the others).

Internal sense of superiority develops from a young age and can be based on gender, race, physical appearance, and attitude. Later come superiority based on religion, social standing, intelligence, and financial status. Subservient behavior by others and athletic prowess can increase the sense of superiority.

Next section: “Superiority Because of Religion and Race, Superiority in Societies

Of all the spiritual wisdom I have received, the wisdom for the book Descending into War, Descending into Contempt was the most difficult to receive. I put this book off for several years, because I didn’t want to ask the questions that would take me to the wisdom.

I’ve decided to share the book in its entirety because I think it provides useful information for us to understand the actions of people. Each post will contain a section from the book.

Descending into War, Descending into Contempt

Spiritual sharing about human behavior that is misunderstood

This book is dedicated to peacemakers
who live with awareness of true
human nature in their hearts.

The peacemakers know that 
war and contempt are the 
confused sides of


DESCENT into war is the visible manifestation of the struggles felt by men. Within a man are powerful forces of fearlessness and faithfulness. These forces push towards action when the family or loved society is threatened or harmed. Deep, devoted love can lead to horrific acts that are delivered in order to protect loved ones or revenge their harm.

This ability to inflict destruction in order to protect can be misunderstood, and can then be used for the sake of the harm. Internal rage can develop unchecked, which erupts into violence or contemptuous behavior. The violent behavior is unnatural, but it feeds on natural emotions and past experiences.

War is always a descent. It is never a positive choice. Contempt, too, is always a descent. It brings only negativity and misguided thinking and actions.

Contempt summons from a place within: a negative place that is created after birth, not part of the original emotions and the opposite of natural human expression. It materializes when feelings of disappointment, envy, superiority, rejection, and resentment combine to disturb thinking and the building of opinions. Contempt has no societal value. It destroys relationships and negotiations.

Contempt—that which stays unspoken and that which erupts into action—when allowed to mix with laws, regulations, and edicts, putrefies daily comings-and-goings and deliberations for future legislation. The members of society who create legislation that sanctions contempt and determine to continue contemptible frameworks for their society, lower their society’s true potential.

The mix of disappointment, envy, rejection, resentment, and superior behavior permeates people’s actions and derails them from living contentedly. Without contented living, the interactions between people are blinded by misconceptions and prejudices. Contented living is impossible when contempt is felt for others. Negativity echoes loudly, reverberating from generation to generation, creating chaos and destroying opportunities.

Descending into War, Descending into Contempt, the last book in the Existence-Me Elevated Living book series, is presented to us from Spirit for loving reasons. All the wisdom presented in the book series shows love from Spirit in the information that is shared with us. Each word has been deciphered by me, but the words belong to Spirit. The sharing is help for us to create a contempt-free world.

The ascent to cooperation feels difficult, but it is the optimal goal. Partnering with Spirit to create wise living is available. Read the books and create soulful, balanced lives!

Next section: Contempt Multiplying into Conflict, Feelings of Superiority

Modern living is very distracting. Here are tips for developing attention capabilities and maintaining focus from the book Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy.

  • Drink a glass of water upon rising each morning.
  • Eat a proper breakfast before school or work (most breakfast cereals, chocolate milk, and quick snack foods do not count as proper breakfast foods).
  • Plan movement into every day: walking, dancing, biking, swimming, running, jumping, skipping, etc.
  • Take frequent breaks from watching TV, from working and playing on a computer or mobile device, and from prolonged viewing of yourself in mirrors.
  • Take part in activities that better other people, the environment, and animals.
  • Take part in housecleaning, home plant care, outdoor home care, etc.
  • Emulate people you admire. If any of these people are deceased, read about them and learn how they lived their days. If any of these people are known to you, talk to them about how they stay focused. If any of these people are alive but you don’t actually know them, consider why you admire them, think about their positive aspects, and then aim to personalize these positive aspects.
  • If there are people who are dependent on you, consider your importance to them and aim to be a person they can admire.
  • Observe nature every day, even if there is only a single plant near your home. The more you observe nature, the more your attention and focus skills will develop.
  • Challenge yourself through reading, puzzles, riddles, learning to play a musical instrument, or learning to enjoy something that originally appeared to be boring.

Note: This information has been spiritually received and is taken from the book Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy, available on amazon.com

Stress and negativity cause significant imbalances in our health. The book Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy offers general tips for handling them.

De-stressing stress

If you feel stress and you want to let this feeling go, your mind must move to other things. To de-stress, do one or more of these activities:

  • Drink a glass of water.
  • Prepare a comforting food that is also nutritious.
  • Think of a way to make another person happy, and then either do it immediately or make a concrete plan to do it.
  • Call a person who lifts your spirits.
  • Go outside, look at the sky, and think about expansiveness.

Protecting yourself from negativity

Negativity creates imbalance. It can come from external and internal sources.  External negativity comes from other people who think ill thoughts about you. Internal negativity has many causes, such as internalization of negative messages from past caregivers or personal feelings of inability to handle tasks. You can spiritually protect yourself from internal negative thinking and external harmful thoughts.

Protecting yourself from internal negativity

Do one or more of these activities whenever you feel critical or unhappy with yourself:

  • Notice the physical state of your body and force yourself to notice all the systems that work properly (blood is flowing, lungs are working, etc.).
  • Breathe normally and then hold your breath for a moment. Make a laughing sound and then return to breathing normally.
  • Knock yourself on your head (not hard) and say aloud “People certainly are interesting.”

Protecting yourself from external negativity

  1. Either stand or sit in an erect manner.
  2. Locate your solar plexus and breathe to and from it for ten breaths.
  3. Think about a gaseous substance exiting your body from the solar plexus that protects your body. Think about this gas first covering the front of your body, then the sides, and then the back. Take your time, making sure your entire body is protected.
  4. Breathe to and from your solar plexus for five breaths.

    This protection technique can be done any time you will be encountering people that you think might be thinking negative thoughts about you. There is no need to do this technique more than once a day.

Note: This information has been spiritually received and is taken from the book Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy, available on amazon.com

Here’s a poem about time from
Connection—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry.
This book of poetry is available at: http://amzn.com/1511788259

Poem-changing clock


The ability of water to be many things—to be nourishing, to be destructive, to be overwhelmingly beautiful and frightening, to be cleansing, and to be soothing—elevates the value of water. Here is a list of ways to appreciate the wonder of water.

  • Visit places with water: beaches, lakes, rivers, ponds, watering holes. Looking at the water and sensing its wonder is enough.
  • From time to time when you drink water, think about its life-sustaining ability and be grateful.
  • When you wash your hands, feel the water and think about the conveniences of life today. Breathe deeply and remember to be grateful.
  • Appreciate the cleansing ability of water and show your appreciation by not overusing it. Even if you live in an area with adequate or abundant rainfall, use water judiciously. This suggestion includes bathing and showering. Enjoy bathing and showering, but use the water judiciously.
  • When you hear rain, let the sound soothe. When you see rain, let the sight cause gratitude. When you feel rain, don’t rush to cover up. The rain on your skin and hair is soulful cleansing.
  • Never curse the rain, even if it “ruins” your event. Your event is much smaller than rain on the grander scale of life.
  • Let the sounds of water into your life. Listening to recordings of waterfalls and other water sounds can be balancing and healing.
  • Walking in puddles is releasing and entertaining. There is a reason that young children enjoy puddle play. They understand the joy of natural pleasures. If you are the parent or caregiver of a young child, allow jumping in puddles! You should join in! (Later, you can use water to clean.)

Note: This information is taken from the book Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy., available on amazon.com

I started this blog in September 2013 as a way to introduce people to Energy Guidance Complete. Since then, I’ve shared the information I receive from Spirit, hoping that others would recognize the wisdom as I have. Although Spirit wants me to share more, I feel that we’ve covered so many important issues and I’m ready to take a break. From time to time, I’ll share more information if Spirit pushes me to do so. I’m finishing a book titled Love Leads the Way, which will be out in the beginning of 2021. I’ll write a post when it’s published.

I’ll leave you with links to topics that I think are extremely important and worth considering:

Screen! My beloved screen! about addiction to smartphones and computers

Posts about attention deficit disorders: Attention Deficit category (“Deficit disorders are deficits in societies, not in individual people.”)

Race is variations of people. No more, no less.

??Fuck Cancer!!

Prevention of poor health–>Stop the causes!

Posture–so much more important that people think!

Sleep and its issues

The importance of delight

Spending the effort on Your health

Loneliness is complicated

Children’s most important need

The health effects of the latest technologies We can’t say that we haven’t been warned.

Who or What is God?

During this difficult time of the pandemic, it is often hard to muster energy to be productive and optimistic. Many of us have lost focus or are too busy being cautious to live life fully.  Even before the pandemic, there were so many distractions that kept us from living fully and with vitality. 

What does it mean to live with vitality?  V-i-t-a-l-i-t-y! is living life in a rich sense of being. Living life with gusto and with verve. Living life with emotion—feeling the fullness of each moment as it passes into the past.

How can we live with vitality while dealing with the suffering and uncertainty of the pandemic? Here are ideas to add vitality to your daily life:

  • As much as possible, add the elements that raise your spirits. For me, it’s listening to music that makes me want to dance. Without the music, I move more slowly and procrastinate. With the music, my energy flows and pushes me to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Eat foods that give your body energy and nourishment. Stay away from tempting foods that actually drain your energy and force your body to work harder. (Limit sugary, deep-fried, and over-processed foods.)
  • Connect to the outdoors as much as possible. If your living situation prevents you from walking far from home, take time to stand outside your door and look at the sky. The outdoors will give you energy and vitality.
  • Clean and organize your living space. The act of caring for your surroundings will give you energy if you approach the work as a special project.
  • During difficult times, be sure to breathe deeply and fill your body with oxygen. The oxygen will help your brain function and your immune system gather its forces.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

The virus that has upended countries around the world, known by the names coronavirus and COVID-19, is many things:

  • It is a blight on society.
  • It is a relationship blockage.
  • It is a leveler of humanity.
  • It is powerful.

Coronavirus attacks people who allow it access (not intentionally). It passes by those who are grounded. What does that mean?

Grounded people are those who have genetic tendency towards strong defenses, have developed powerful immune systems, or have personalities that are resolute.

People who unintentionally allow access are those who have genetic tendency towards ineffectual defenses (physical or mental), who have diseases that inhibit proper functioning of the immune system (like cancer, asthma, or alcoholic liver disease), who are out of balance with food consumption (overeat or under eat to excess [obesity, anorexia, bulimia, etc.]), who are at crisis emotionally or mentally, who are sleep deprived, who have chronic illnesses (like diabetes, respiratory illness, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic over-medicalization, or chronic pancreatis), or who are malnourished.

Age is a factor when people are afflicted with the issues described above or suffer from immobility or emotional upheaval.

To increase the likelihood that coronavirus passes you by and doesn’t attack:

  • Eat foods that are nutritious. No junk food and minimal processed foods.
  • Take steps to stay connected to people without compromising health.
  • Nighttime sleep is very important. Make sure to allow time for a full night’s sleep, and if you have trouble sleeping, lie in bed with your eyes closed. Don’t look at a phone or any screen, not even for a minute.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

Tip: If you would like guidance on nutritious eating, read The Food 20/20 Plan. If you would like to learn an exercise routine to do at home, read Soul and Body Exercise: The ECG Daily Exercise Routine.

Personal note: A friend thinks that some people who read this post will feel guilty about their lifestyle choices and decisions. This post isn’t meant to assign guilt. It is presented to help people determine how much they need to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

A Poem for Love

my poem for love
neither rhymes nor idolizes,
for my love is filled with
jagged edges and hasty judgments.
sometimes the judgments were on the mark
and sometimes they led to heartache.
the early love was sweet and pure,
but also clingy and desperate.
trial and error led to gathered friendships and
effort wasted on fruitless encounters.
advancing years brought wiser decisions
and a deeper connection that was able to blossom.
love for children built ecstasy and depth,
but also fear and worry,
the constant companions.

my poem for love
neither fantasizes nor gushes,
for my love is filled with
realistic moments and dashed expectations.
sometimes the expectations were unrealistic,
yes, most times they were, that is true.
when the expectations were put to the side
and fantasy left for the writers,
the moments of deep connection
have been sweet and fulfilling.

my poem for love
brings music and rhythm,
for my love is filled with moments of
unplanned dancing and laughter.
sometimes the laughter is simply a release
and sometimes it is heartfelt and pure.
these are the moments that rush by
and yet,
they are the ones to remember.

my poem for love
continues its journey.
it neither rhymes nor gushes
rather, it follows
its meandering and flowing way.

my poem for love is real.

From my upcoming book, Love Leads the Way.

Last week, I was walking along the street and overheard a man on a motorcycle who was stopped at an intersection. I heard him exclaim into his phone “It is impossible to repair the world!”, and then he rode off. This man’s statement caught my attention, and I decided to ask Spirit if this statement is true.

Here is what Spirit shared with me:

“The view that the world is unfixable is incorrect. Many things can be fixed, but they require clear vision and purpose. Relationships among people can be fixed through patience and understanding. Relationships between people and the environment require determination to be undamaging. Treatment of animals that is humane requires people be aware of the similarities between animals and people. Environmental damage is preventable through acknowledgment of ways to prevent damage. Wars can be prevented through a lessening of nationalistic superiority. Virus transmission can be prevented by maintaining good health. Soil can be replenished through attention to natural cycles of biorhythms.

Repair of the world requires desire for humility, perspective, and humor. And patience. And kindness. And more patience. And more kindness.”

We are born and bestowed with a body that functions (usually) and a brain that learns to protect us, guide our experimentations, and oversee our connections to people, plants, animals, and deity. We are given a life to live, with a soul that is like a fingerprint: ours and ours alone.

Having the body and the brains and the soul are not enough to create a life that is true. Our lives also requires vision: a vision that guides us towards the future and a vision that turns inwards and sees our struggles.

Showing up for life means to use the vision that comes from the eyes and from the brain. When we show up for life, we see what the others need and what we can’t do without. When we show up for life, we understand that the thing we need the most is Love.

When I started writing down the spiritual guidance, the first book I wrote contained a lot of information about life in the modern world and our expectations and responsibilities. I’m rereading this book, and one chapter particularly jumps out at me. It’s called “Embellishments” and its focus is on how most of us live “embellished” lives in which we focus on more than the basics of living. The emergence of the pandemic draws me to this chapter. Here are excerpts from it:

“Once a person’s basic needs are met, embellishment can occur. Embellishment refers to the extra elements that enhance existence. After the most basic level, embellishment means a bit more choice—choice between this berry and that berry; this location to sleep in and one slightly more secure; or a higher feeling of security. Further embellishments could be an abode to sleep in; more abundant food choices; time to enjoy surrounding features and life; and personal care. Continued embellishments could include interaction with the surroundings for enjoyment; interaction with unnecessary accouterments, or a permanent dwelling to live in. Taken to the extreme, embellishments include excessive amounts of money, food, and possessions; more than one dwelling; or having an inflated sense of oneself and one’s worth…

In the modern, Western world, life has become so embellished that we assume, feel, and demand that the embellishments are our basic survival requirements and our deserved rights. We know that we are meant to live in a secure environment that provides not only shelter from the elements but also a place to express who we are (decorative items, pleasing furnishings, and extra touches). We know that we are entitled to labor in endeavors that supply us with satisfaction and monetary remuneration. We know that we deserve to be acknowledged for our efforts, be they for the good of our society or for our own betterment. We know that we deserve to be capable of providing our families and/or friends with whatever they want (for example, gifts). We know that we can choose to do this or that, be this or that, refuse this or that…

But the reality is that the natural world does not consider our expectations. From time to time, the natural elements push us to remember that the world has its own rhythms and expectations, that our embellishments are minor in the scheme of the flow and ebb of the world. In these instances, we are humbled and returned to our less embellished lives. The focus of our existence becomes unmistakably apparent and clear. Our expectations lessen and we accept less. We live more authentically and more thoughtfully. Our manipulations and interactions become less important; our basic needs become the focus.

Fortunately, life usually returns to some semblance of its former, advanced presentation and people return to interacting and manipulating as before. The flow and ebb continue, and the cycles of natural existence and created reality perform their own¾and intertwined¾dance of the forces. Nature and crafted reality move towards one another, then away, and then together in a different variation, and so on. People find their place in the cycle of this constant change…”

“Embellishments” is in the book The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort. You can find it at this link.

They think these drugs will help them–>the ritalin and the adderall and the focalin and the vyvanse and the others. They think their problems need a pill that will cure them and make their world rosy. They think there’s something wrong with them because they don’t fit into the little boxes that society has created for them. And they think that they will be better people when they are drugged.

Here’s what Spirit says to all of that–>the drugs are poison and the pushers of these poisons are misguided and even corrupt sometimes. The pushers pretend to care, but their concern is to their own wallets. The drugs are mistaken paths, and they bring trouble in the present or in the future. There is no place in society for these drugs that masquerade as help.

Note: the entire blog post has been spiritually received. Please consider it to be a caring warning from the spiritual world.



Currently, there is interest in the speech issue of stuttering, so I’m reposting this earlier blog post.

Many pressures such as unrealistic expectations, fear, hardness, or other oppressive treatment can cause off-balanced behavior in children that leaves them feeling unsure, unsteady, and undone so that they do not feel complete in their true selves. Each person is born with a temperament, likes, dislikes, and more, and sometimes the caregivers are unable to handle the child’s way of being. Even caregivers who truly care.

As a child navigates the life that is presented to him or her by caregivers and other people, patterns are acquired. Patterns of movement, of speech, of viewing, and of hold-approach develop that are specific to the child. Some patterns are idiosyncratic and some are socially reasonable. The socially reasonable behavior provides easier access to others. Idiosyncratic behavior confounds. The more a child behaves in socially confounding ways, the more the child self-torments and self-deplores because of the reactions of others to the idiosyncratic ways.

Stuttering is one example of idiosyncratic behavior.


Throughout the stages of life, there is possibility of stopping idiosyncratic behavior. The age is not important, but the desire is. There are many proposed therapies for the phenomenon of stuttering. The therapies that include relaxation, breathing guidance, self-acceptance, and singing are the therapies that are most successful.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.


Wearing a mask can affect health when the breathing is too restricted. The positioning of the mask and its comfort on the face are important for overall health.A mask that compresses the nostrils or constricts the jaw affects natural breathing and blood flow. A mask that bruises the area behind the ears or cuts into the chin affects the immune system and the flow of lymph.

Breathing is also affected by the mask’s effects on feelings. Feelings of anger, fear, or powerlessness can cause breathing that is agitated. Feeling that the mask is repressive or unsightly can cause shallow breathing.

People who normally oxygenate their bodies through shallow breathing may breathe more shallowly with a mask. The mask will lead to breathing issues because the breathing was inadequate before and is now more inadequate.

There are ways to breathe when wearing a mask that provide enough oxygen to keep the body functioning properly. Here are tips:

  • If you don’t wear a mask as part of your regular work routine, you need time to adjust to it. When you place the mask on your face, focus on how you’re breathing and correct the mask’s placement if your nose is too constricted, your ears hurt, or your jaw or chin feel too much tightness.
  • Once the mask is properly placed, practice breathing deeply. You can practice while staying in one place or moving. The main thing is to focus on deep breathing.
  • If you find yourself feeling agitated or worried because of the mask or because of the situation, remove the mask if possible and take several deep breaths. If you can’t remove the mask, try to take several deep breaths and think about getting oxygen to your body so that it can support you during your emotional moment.

NOTE: This information has been spiritually received.



“‘The Food 20/20 Plan’ uses colors, shapes, and line types to describe the relationships among elements of the plan. The dashed lines present non-food aspects of eating. Appreciation is emphasized with two dashed lines because of its important effects on health.

The food groups decrease in size to indicate the amounts to be eaten. The foods in the green group–vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes–are meant to be eaten as the main elements of a healthful diet. The other food groups are meant to be eaten in smaller amounts…The foods in the yellow group–eggs, meat, dairy, and seafood–appear with a dashed gray line because of ethical and sustainability concerns.”

This diagram replaces food pyramids and other graphic nutrition guides. It focuses on the foods to be eaten and the atmosphere in which to eat them. Tangible and intangible aspects of eating are important for good health and well-being.

The Food 20/20 Plan helps us see food and the eating process with 20/20 vision. The 20/20 vision can help us see clearly and with focus. It is now available in Kindle and paperback versions. Click here to order.

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“Joyful love is love that is bestowed without conditions and without expectations. Joyful love can be felt when overcome by the beauty of nature, when immersed in the attention of a playful animal, when mesmerized by the exquisiteness of an infant, and when experiencing the love of a person who has strong feelings of love in return. Joyful love is felt more strongly when it is allowed to spread and is given towards oneself as well.” –from the chapter “Unexpectant Love” in Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey

Loving oneself joyfully is not so simple. It requires acceptance, appreciation, and action. The three As.

Acceptance is needed for love to grow boundlessly. Acceptance of physical handicaps, annoying habits, and learned criticisms is key to feeling loving towards oneself. Each person has physical handicaps, with some being more apparent than others. Accepting them and then working with or around them is joyful behavior. Each person has habits that irk others and oneself. Acknowledging these habits and either working to change them or embracing them is joyful focus. Each person has learned criticisms from caregivers, society, and authority figures. When the criticisms are internalized, they can cause emotional and mental damage. Understanding that the criticisms are harmful and then accepting and moving past them is joyful intention.

Appreciation is needed for self-love to be possible. Seeing oneself clearly and ignoring noise that calls for criticism is necessary for appreciation to occur. Noticing accomplishments–large and small, plus remembering to express gratitude for capabilities are necessary for self-appreciation and joyful expressions of confidence.

Action is required to create expressions of self-love. The actions can be an intangible or tangible pat on the back, a daily ritual that includes acknowledgement of being alive, a prayer of thanksgiving, joyful activity (jumping for joy, dancing around, laughing, or silliness), and a vocal or silent statement of love for oneself.

Notes: This information has been spiritually received. I’m reading through Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey and delving into some of the topics. This book is available here.

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