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CONFUSION’s physical impact

Distracting colors

Confusion fills our lives, and some of us handle it better than others. Some of us get autoimmune diseases and some of us get psychological imbalances and some of us get cancer and some of us even get suicidal. The confusion is more destructive than we realize.

What is Spirit saying here? That confusion causes our self-destruction? Spirit wants us to know the role that confusion plays in our modern lives so that we can find ways to make them less confusing.

Modern life is filled with so much confusion, and it is getting more and more confusing as we achieve additional technological and societal advances. People today have so many choices, and the choices can overwhelm in a way that eventually translates into physical harm.

Consider the confusion in the lives of modern four-year-old children. Many children have too many toys, and having to choose what to play with can be confusing. There may be too many clothes in the closet, and choosing what to wear is confusing (nonetheless, children should choose rather than their parents). The children may go to play group, day care, or kindergarten, where the staff rotates, the number and temperaments of children is in flux, the foods offered are unfamiliar, and the choices of activities overwhelm and confuse. The afternoons and evenings can be confusing too, as the children navigate the relationships in the home—short tempers sometimes, inconsistent parenting, and tiredness. Happy times can be confusing too, as they are often filled with bending of the rules and stimuli that overexcite. Exposure to the world of smartphones and computers adds a confusion that children have never had to face—a confusion that will only be understood in about thirty years.

The confusion these children face daily can lay the groundwork for difficulty with choices, anxiety, and self-doubt. These emotional responses can cause malfunctioning in the systems that protect and nurture the body. The confusion maneuvers its way into the future lives of these unsuspecting children.

As for the rest of us past the age of four, confusion has become a subtle, and not so subtle, companion. Too many choices when choosing a career path, when planning a day, when choosing mindless time fillers and when feeding our bodies, overwhelm our ability to process information. Our bodies weren’t designed for all the stimulation that comes our way on a daily basis. The overstimulation over-occurring, day after day, is confusing for the body to process. When inadequate sleep, improper nourishment and regular use of stimulants tax the body, the confusion maneuvers its way in further, causing havoc and imbalance.

The confusion is the cause of many of today’s afflictions. It’s a hard source to blame, and an even harder source to study. It’s the modern source of new afflictions. Confusion binds with the other sources of imbalance, and dynamically increases their impact.

Confusion is confusing to understand. Spirit is sharing wisdom to help us open our minds to confusion’s place in our world. I’m very surprised. How about you?

Note: Like all the information in this website, the information in this blog post was spiritually received.

My farmers market haul

farmers market haul

Every Monday I head to the nearby, one-day-a-week, farmers market and buy beautiful produce. The vegetables and fruit I buy inspire me to prepare nutritious and delicious meals.

Today I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the produce I bought, so I arranged them on my table to take a picture for sharing. You can see how inviting the colors and shapes are (although some people might feel overwhelmed by the thought of cooking all that food!).

Before I put the produce away, I’ve separated out the orange-colored veggies to make Orange soup. The soup contains pumpkin, sweet potatoes and carrots, which provide the beautiful orange color. I’ll put this delicious and not-too-difficult recipe on my Yumtritious Eating website soon. We’ll make a spaghetti sauce full of onions, garlic, eggplant, and cauliflower (didn’t buy zucchini today). For dessert–fresh strawberries and pineapple! Yummy!!

I’ve written about the value of farmers markets in the past. See the post “Farmers’ market balance“. Buying fruit and vegetables when they are out in all their glory is so much more inspiring than buying them packaged in plastic and styrofoam. Whenever you can, head to your nearest farmers market and bask in the magic of the wonderful gifts from nature!

Cell health


Our cells require three things: a supply of readily-integratable food (broken down for the cells), “sleep”, and life force. Let’s look at each of these required components of cell health.

Life force

Life force is the desire to live, but it’s more than that. Life force includes the heart’s ability to pump blood—even when a person is brain dead! Life force has the ability to grow a person from infancy to old age, to sustain survival even when the body is encumbered by birth defects or genetic deviations, to withstand overwhelming environmental conditions, and to sustain life when the physical body is ready to give way but the person desires life.

Life force is incredibly powerful and stubborn.


Cells rejuvenate and restructure continuously, but their work is mainly accomplished during periods of rest. The rest periods slow other bodily functions so that rejuvenation, restructuring, and recycling of cells can take place unhindered. Without regular resting cycles, the cells cannot function normally and they are opened to miscalculation.

Cell miscalculation can lead to cancerous growths, stunted growth, and health afflictions.


The cells require nourishment. The more nutritious the foods taken in, the better the cells accomplish their tasks. Foods that are devoid of nutritional value add filler to the cells.

Chronic subsistence on foods that have little to no nutritional value make the cells sluggish and open them to stunted growth, diseases, compromised protective functioning, and mutations.

Cell support

The best ways to support the cells are to strive for balance in lifestyle and to strive for emotional satisfaction. Balance is the key to keeping the cells “happy”. Occasional late nights and non-nutritious foods are not too destructive.

The cells build and sustain our bodies. The more we appreciate them and their wondrous work, care for our bodies and build emotional connections, the better our cells can support us and give us quality service!

Note: this information was spiritually received.

The hearts’ laments—Hearts #3 & 4


Heart #3:

“My work is usually routine, but occasionally something happens—my carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] does something that makes me shiver and shake, and all my work feels very hard to do.”

heart-drugged 2

Heart #4:

“I used to feel strong, but now I feel unable to be normal.”

The first heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a woman in her twenties who uses cocaine on weekends. The second heart that is speaking its lament is the heart of an eight-year-old boy who is given Ritalin.

Cocaine and Ritalin—two substances that irregulate the heart.

Note: This information has been spiritually received. Take note that the hearts are telling their truth here.  Parents should especially pay attention.

Note: This information was not scientifically received.

The heart’s lament—Heart #2


“My carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] has smoked for many, many years. My oxygen supply is weak. My carrying source is worrying much of the time. My desire for understanding is weakened.” [Oxygen is a physical requirement of the heart; being understood by other people is an intangible requirement of the heart.]

“My work is hard to accomplish.”

The heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a man who is 63 years old. His days consist of 1½ packs of cigarettes, too much coffee and too little water, too many hours focused on the problems in his business and too few hours in enjoyment with family and friends, and infrequent walks in nature.

He has faced health challenges, including a mild heart attack, and his family worries for his health. His heart struggles to support his life.

This heart is in need of more oxygen and more relaxation. It needs smoke-free living and walks outside breathing fresh air, more water and less coffee, quality time with friends and family, and less tension from worry. His heart needs his care and protection.

 Note: This information has been spiritually provided. It has not been medically proven.

The heart’s lament—Heart #1

Sad heart

“I’m working as hard as I can, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to move the oxygen. I can still handle the lymphatic fluid with ease, but the oxygen is tiring me.

My carrying source [the person whose heart is speaking] is tired and refuses to stop working when I and the other members [the organs and systems in the body] indicate that we need to slow down. We push for our carrying source to sleep, but we are ignored night after night.

I feel shaking. Other members send shaking feelings and they cause me to shake too. The shaking sends me feelings of tightness and I pull myself in to slow the shaking. My tightness slows my work with the oxygen and even with the carbon dioxide. Back and forth my work goes—with strength and then with shaking, and I need the sleep to recalibrate.

When my flow source [the veins] feel weak, I work harder to support my carrying source. When my flow subjects [the arteries] feel blocked, I am forced to pause. The pausing is unfamiliar. It affects me and the other members, and makes us sluggish or pained. The pausing is not good.”

The heart that is “speaking” its lament is the heart of a woman who is 46 years old. She is 20 lbs/9.1 kg overweight, exercises once a week, eats too little whole foods, drinks too many soft drinks, smokes cigarettes sporadically, and sleeps less than 6 ½ hours a night.

Her time is divided between a full-time job, her family (husband, a teenager, a child who is an out-of-work college graduate, one parent, and two siblings), and studying once a week. She makes time for cooking once a week, meeting friends once every three or four weeks, and getting out in nature once every six weeks. Her outlook is influenced by self-criticism and self-doubt.

Her heart consistently supports her occasional bouts of excessive exercise and excessive eating. Her heart is in need of regular mealtimes, more enjoyment with friends and family, more time in nature and in movement, and seven hours of sleep a night. Her heart needs her care and protection.

Note: This information has been spiritually provided. It has not been medically proven.

Healing the heart from stress

heart on the beach

Scientific studies have proven that stress hurts the heart. Spirit has advice to counter the effects of stress on your heart.


  • As much as possible, breathe deeply. The more deeply you breathe, the more open your veins stay.
  • If you’re having trouble breathing through your nose, remain unstressed about this breathing situation. The body is designed to inhale and exhale through the nostrils—sometimes through both simultaneously and sometimes alternatingly. Feeling stress when one nostril seems to be closed is stress misplaced. The body will balance the breathing, unless excessive amounts of mucus are being created because of a cold, allergic reaction, or reaction to medication. In these cases, slowed breathing through the nostrils or mouth will sustain the body.
  • If you are feeling stressed, heart breathing can help: as you inhale, think of the breath coming in and surrounding your heart with care and protection. As you exhale, let the escaping breath leave your body carrying out unwanted thoughts. Heart breathing is strengthening and repairing.


  • Movement can release stressful forces on the heart. Simple movement, such as wiggling the fingers or gently moving the head in different directions and angles, are minimal movements that lighten stress. Walking in nature or engaging in an enjoyed sport can be more helpful.
  • Listening to music that relaxes lowers stress.
  • Interacting with animals lowers stress and opens the arteries.
  • Smiling relaxes the lungs, which then invigorate the heart. Smiling releases stress.

Involvement in society

  • Showing gratitude to others—on a regular basis—helps  the heart stay strong against stress.
  • Meeting with people who are not stress-inducing—on a regular basis—helps the heart stay resilient against stress.
  • Listening to others and empathizing with them helps the heart be pliable.

The heart and stress

The impact of stress on the heart cannot be studied easily, because of stress’s impact on the other organs and systems in the body. Our bodies are holistic entities that cannot be separated into parts without sacrificing the reality of interconnectedness.

All the tips presented in this blog post have impact throughout the body. They are worthwhile to pursue for well-being and balance. More can be done for well-being and balance, but doing these suggestions is a way to begin.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

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