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Shout out the wonder!

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“Spiritual Presence opens my mouth
to share the wisdom
to speak when I feel unable
and to shout out the wonder.”

-from the poem “Unfolding Information” in Unfolding

Shouting out the wonder is not easy when you have been raised to stay quiet, be polite, and keep your opinions to yourself. Learning to speak out when speaking out is required is not an easy thing to do. There are many stories about reluctant leaders who feel ill-equipped to take on the roles they have been tasked to do. Some step up and become great; some refuse and suffer for their silence.

Three years ago, I received the gift of communication with Spiritual Presence. The gift evolved from personal assistance for just me to assistance for everyone through me. I have learned to share the wisdom through writing this blog and the Energy Guidance Complete books. I have looked my disbelieving, skeptical friends and family in the face and said that I have complete faith in the existence of Spiritual Presence. I now run a “Getting to Know Your Soul” workshop and teach the wisdom about the soul. I have moved from mumbling about the work I do to forthrightly stating that I am a spiritual healer and channeler.

The hard part for me is the shouting, the shouting out the wonder, the wonder of being able to know so much truth and wisdom and to share it so that people will listen, really listen. The shouting is hard. My connection with Spiritual Presence is natural and understated so that the wisdom comes through me naturally and quietly. But people need the roar and the thunder! People need to realize the amazingness of this connection! So I’m working on the shout.

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-from the soon-to-be-published book Faith— A Wisdom Poem Sharing Spiritual Connection

 

The World Uprooted—Applause Confusion

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Applause should be for those who care for the animals and for the vegetation and for the vulnerable. Applause with enthusiasm should be for the people who deliver babies or deliver sustenance from family farms or deliver animals from cruel existence or deliver protection of nature from fires and floods.

Applause for people who strut down runways is applause confused. Applause for people who run after dementia-afflicted people is applause correct.

Applause for professional ball kickers or ball throwers is applause undeserved. Applause for professional arborists working in difficult climates is applause deserved.

Celebrity worship and star fixation are turning the world upside down. The stars become unreal—and suffer because of that—and the fixated lose focus of true values.

Each person who gives more value to an undeserving individual because of sports prowess or body size is contributing to the upside-down existence. Each person can help right the world by focusing on those who bring betterment. Each person can help right the world by allotting time to endeavors that correct misguided infatuations.

Let the celebrities and the sports stars and the models move back, and let the real applause-deservers shine!

How spiritual illness is seasoned

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Think of spiritual illness as a sauce. A bit too much of one spice and the sauce becomes unpalatable. Too much of all the spices and the sauce becomes overtaken.

When spiritual illness is brewing, the balance of decisions and actions is important. Too many wasteful and waste-producing activities tip the balance towards illness. Activities that revive the sense of connection tip the balance towards fine.

Spiritual health, like the spices of a dish, is one component of health. The other components: physical health, emotional health, and intellectual health are the more obvious aspects of health, but without the spicing the meal stays unimaginative. The spicing causes the meal to ignite the appetite, interest the taste buds, and involve the memory. So too with spiritual health.

A sense of spiritual connection ignites the imagination. A sense of spiritual guidance interests the thoughts. A sense of spiritual longing passes from generation to generation. The seasoning of the life is rich and satisfying.

Spiritual illness can occur “when spiritual questioning causes imbalance that the body cannot fathom.”  (see https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2015/06/24/spiritual-illness-strikes/) Spiritual pondering is a normal part of spiritual health, but when pondering becomes denying or when viewpoint is viewed as supreme, spiritual illness takes hold. The spicing becomes cloying or too intense, and the struggle to continue is magnified.

Seasoning is done through trial and error and through following those who tried before. Seasoning can be the best aspects of a dish or the worst. Spiritual health can raise up the life and spiritual illness can sink the life. Finding balance is necessary for fulfilling and joyous living.

When society suffers from spiritual illness

imbalanceSpiritual illness can be felt at many levels. When society suffers from spiritual illness, the effects leave imprints on all the members. The individual members of society have varying amounts of damage depending on their own spiritual balance.

A society that suffers from spiritual illness exhibits any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Society members mistreat other members because of inflated sense of right.
  • Society members mistreat other members because of inflated sense of deservedness.
  • Society members mistreat other members because of inflated sense of self.
  • Laws unfairly advantage members who believe they deserve more.
  • Society members consider the feelings of buildings over the feelings of other living things.
  • Society members relinquish responsibility for their own actions.
  • Society members absolve themselves of responsibility for extending themselves.

When society suffers from spiritual illness, each member feels the effects, no matter their role in perpetuating the spiritual illness.

Place Worship

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Places are called holy because of people decisions. The holy places become symbols for future generations and they assume greater or lesser importance depending upon stories. The stories and the legends that develop around holy places change the places from just places to symbols.

When the symbols become associated with national identity or with religious identification, they can be overly important. A place is a place. It might be beautiful from natural sources or from human artistry, but it is still just a place. No more holy than the places nearby.

(This post is dedicated to my son Matan, who understood this wisdom from a young age.)

Life as a page

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“A blank page. Each person’s life when just starting out is like a blank page. Some pages never get filled. Some pages get filled partially. Some pages are SO full of interactions, questions, adventures, accomplishments, failures, starts, stops, and attempts. Some pages are full of starts, stops and attempts, starts, stops and attempts, starts, stops and attempts. Some pages have tentative actions while others have decisiveness. Some pages contain laughter and joy. Some pages, only sadness and disappointment. Most pages have a bit of this and a bit of that, but they don’t have as much as they should of BALANCE, PURPOSE, and SUBSTANCE.”

From the Introduction to Oneself-Living

Life can be viewed in many ways. Seeing it as a blank page allows for creativity and possibility. Filling the page with color and poetry and formulas and shapes and adventure logs and so much more. Or filling it with lists of “can’ts” over and over. A blank page allows each person to make their life into a personal story that is captivating in its uniqueness.

A blank page is what we get at birth. A life that ends too quickly can still be filled with creativity and possibility if the person fills it so. A life that is long can be empty of creativity and possibility if the person fills it so. The filling of the page is important. The color comes from interaction with others and with Spirit. The poetry comes from moments of connection. The formulas come from learning and striving. The shapes come from self-awareness and self-expression. The adventure logs recount life travels, the good and bad, as life develops.

Filling the page with oneself makes the most sense. Not filling it with what others want, but with what you want. What you want…

Each person has a separate page. A separate blank page. It’s never too late to add color, poetry, formulas, and shapes.

Excavating my soul color

parachute From Awaiting Light—Understanding the Development of the Soul, I learned that the soul has color which is bestowed at birth. The soul color has four attributes that determine our interests, our affinity for certain times of the day, seasons and temperatures, our emotional reactions, and our family connections, among others.

I’m currently writing a wisdom poem about faith, and in it the importance of knowing soul color is raised. By knowing one’s own soul color, a person can ascend towards spiritual connection through the power of the soul. Without knowing one’s soul color, the connection is difficult to create.

(A reminder about wisdom poetry: “A wisdom poem is a poem that is dictated directly from Spiritual Presence.” …from Unfolding.)

Today I excavated my soul color. I reviewed the explanations about soul color attributes in Awaiting Light, and then I dug deep to understand who I am, what are my real interests, what is my natural pace, and so on. I had to think back to my childhood and remember the things that drew my interest. I had to consider my true self and not the self that was molded by my parents and my society.

I considered the colors that appeal to me, shapes and metals too. I thought about activities that draw me, movements that energize me, and sounds that soothe or inspire me. I focused on scents that make me smile and on animals that make me feel friendly. I considered taste preferences and textures. I remembered moments that seemed soul-filled and people exchanges that felt fulfilling. I breathed deeply and felt the sense sensations that bring satisfaction and grounding.

After I made my long list of items that correspond to soul color attributes, I consulted with Spiritual Presence. A few things that felt natural were actually coping mechanisms from childhood so I took them off the list. Coping mechanisms can be deeply rooted, but they are not part of the soul.

Knowing my soul color can help me make choices and decisions that suit who I am—deep down in my soul.

To understand more about soul color, read this blog post: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/04/the-color-of-your-soul/

To learn more about soul color and the soul, buy Awaiting Light: http://amzn.com/1500504084

The world according to ATTITUDE

Attitude

ATTITUDE influences when opportunity presents possibilities or barriers.

Possibilities or barriers? These words reflect the attitude.  Possibilities are attitude contributing. Barriers are attitude constricting. Society does not always present possibilities to its residents; however, when actual barriers are not in the way, attitude can prevail.

ATTITUDE is subjective. One person lies in bed all day because of a sprained toe. Another person is out and about even when unable to move both legs because of paralysis. Others pity themselves because of difficult relationships. Someone else forges ahead with friendships after having outlived most friends and family. People strive or don’t strive when presented with the same situations. Subjective ATTITUDE.

ATTITUDE is the attribute that interprets and influences responses, behavior, and subsequent decisions and actions. It interprets the daily happenings and it creates the subsequent reality.

ATTITUDE truly is a choice.

To see the world with eyes of gratitude is to see the small and large contributions of nature’s creatures (including people). To experience the world with appreciative intention is to experience majesty. To move through the day with vibrant life force is to feel the full offering that living presents. The world according to ATTITUDE!

The world according to SUFFERING

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SUFFERING appears when expectations are unrealistic.

Expectations of life lived with ease and conveniences are expectations of life for china dolls in a display case. Ease and convenience are available, but they are subjective components of life. Ease is not real life. Ease is obtained after much investment in tasks and trials. Convenience has become Want number 1, with a focus on as little investment in energy as possible. Ease and convenience are possible, but when they are expectations of daily life, the appearance of SUFFERING is increased.

SUFFERING is subjective. One person suffers when  social  engagements are erratic. Another person suffers when a sneeze interrupts the train of thought. Another suffers when a meal is too boring. Someone else suffers because sleep is disturbed by the urge to urinate. Another suffers through inability to move parts of the body. Someone else suffers from other peoples’ successes.  Others suffer from too much air conditioning. Subjective SUFFERING.

SUFFERING is no choice but to give up. That is true suffering. Pain in the body hurts, but it usually does not lead to no choice. Pain in the body means “Hey person, notice me! Take care of me! Change something!”

Pain in the body is meant to be a conversation between physical and thought:  “My _____ (fill in the blank) hurts. I feel it and I need to invest in thought, attempts, and changes to help the pain recede. If I keep doing what I’m doing, the pain might become a permanent part of my existence. If that happens, I must adjust my expectations of life and create living that includes the pain.  Adjustment of habits and lifestyle or adjustment of life expectations? I decide and I choose.”

SUFFERING can be removed from the realm of daily life by choosing to see life as an interesting challenge, whatever happens. Choosing to leave SUFFERING for the very final moment of life and living all the life that comes before that moment with gratitude, appreciation, and vibrancy.

To see the world with eyes of gratitude is to see the small and large contributions of nature’s creatures (including people). To experience the world with appreciative intention is to experience majesty. To move through the day with vibrant life force is to feel the full offering that living presents. The world according to ATTITUDE!

A Visit to the Sea

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The sea called to me one day,
so I went by.
The sea shimmered its magical view,
so I went in.
The sea rushed around me,
so I let it wash over.
The sea beckoned me to listen,
so I did.

I heard
the sound of the sea
and it said…

notice the music of everyday life
drown out the pull to feel entitled or hurt
fill up on memories and movement and connections
let the expectations move on
let the wonder come in.

The sea called to me one day,
so I went by
to hear its song.

From the upcoming book of poetry titled Connection.

Note from 05/08/15: I’m happy to announce that Connection—A Collection of Wisdom Poetry has been published on amazon.com: http://amzn.com/1511788259

Letting You into my journey–“Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey” is published!

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In Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey I describe my awakening to my connection with Spiritual Presence and to the wisdom of Energy Guidance Complete. In my journey towards personal balance and my work as a spiritual healer, I require facing many aspects of life, and these aspects are presented in the book because they have relevance for all people who seek well-being.

Here are snippets from the book:

  • From the topic “Willingness to Blossom”:

The willingness to blossom is not built in. It is a conscious decision that each person makes. It doesn’t mean succeeding; it means being open to succeeding. It means having a sense of purpose and making the purpose a priority.

  • From the topic “Life Uplifted”:

Here are my life-uplifting activities: Spiritual Presence awareness, writing about Spiritual Presence, connecting people to balance and healing,…dancing: with my dance-class women, at live music performances, during Energy Guidance Complete sessions, alone while listening to music that is lively or meaningful…watching my children evolve…caring for my garden, my home, other people…”

  • From the topic “Connecting to Curiosity and Fascination”:

When people connect to the environment, they ground themselves. When people connect to animals, they entertain themselves. When people connect to other people, they understand themselves.

  • From the topic”Not-difficulty in Life”:

“One can learn to positively understand one’s life by noticing the minor unencumbered moments and consciously remembering to let them leave a quiet, subtle impression. The accumulation of these positive and soft impressions raise and balance attitude.” Pond a Connected Existence reminds us to see the not-difficulty in the chapter “Moment”.

Noticing all the small successes and eases that accompany life bring gratitude and calmness. For most people, the small successes and eases far out-weigh the irritations and stumbling blocks. Focusing on how often things go right helps when things don’t. Remembering to feel appreciative when daily life runs smoothly helps create a kind and healthy person.

  • From the topic “My Journey”

Awareness of a new direction nudged me, and I began to write additional information I received. This information started as separate essays. After writing several essays, I understood that something larger was being written. These wisdom essays became the first volume in the “Existence-Me Elevated Living” book series. I understood that I would be writing a series of seven books.

The first one was especially exciting to write, for I was amazed at each word that materialized from my questioning. I learned to ask questions in a focused manner, and the words began to flow onto the computer.

(From the beginning of the topic) My path was not forced on me, but societal and family pressures led me to walk a route that was not my own. Growing up in a family that valued conformity and security led me to studies that weren’t appropriate for my natural talents, to suppression of my true desires for traveling and exploration, and to choice-making that was for someone other than me. I learned that being not-too-outspoken and not-too-ready-to-express-creative-thoughts elicited approval and admiration.

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The folks that lived before us

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I was privileged to attend a gathering of the older generation, the ones who experienced life during the Second World War. They moved slowly, and they performed their actions slowly as well. Some of them spoke uncertainly and some spoke unhesitatingly. Their appearance was elderly, elderly bodies with elderly behavior.

The words they spoke were not encumbered by age. Their ideas were thought through. Their awareness of world events and current problems was consistent with people who are much younger. They expressed concerns and ideas without expecting censorship. The past and the present intertwined, not because of mental problems, but because they can take from the past and apply it to the present. Their mixing of past and present was enlightening.

Society forgets the contributions of the folks that lived active and involved lives in the previous decades. These people might look dismissive, but that view is incorrect. The elderly among us, those whose minds are sharp and whose abilities to contribute are intact, are the people who should be revered. We should be sitting at their feet, looking up into the faces of wisdom and experience.

Choosing value over wispy fluff

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“…when moments are wasted or spent on destructive pursuits or focused on valueless fluff, balance and security are taken away.”  This quote pounds us with the truth about wasting time in the chapter “Moment” in Pond a Connected Existence.

I know this wisdom; I truly do, and yet I still choose valueless fluff when meaningful endeavors call to me. Wasteful time wasters abound, and I let them pull me down. Down into the abyss of valueless activity. Far into the place where time is irretrievable, where time is lost and cannot be replaced. Time gone, flittered away on meaningless wispy fluff.

The lure of smallness is greater than the push to impact. Having an impact on others, on society, on global conservation, on local causes, and on family issues, is people-ness. Impacting and not ignoring, impacting and not allowing laziness to win out. To live with narrow expectations might seem easier, but in reality it leaves people empty when the end comes. When the end comes, knowing that impact took place because of one’s positive efforts makes the exit less difficult.

Energy Guidance Complete illuminates the way, but the way has to be followed. Step by step, one change at a time, one better choice and then another. Following the guidance because it is wise and then following the soulfully felt guidance because it is intuitively wise. Energy Guidance Complete and soulful guidance: two ascents that flow from the same source.

(This post is from Exploring Energy Guidance Complete, My Journey, the book I am currently writing.)

The importance of delight

(taken from my article of the same name on Healing.Answers.com  )

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Delighting in simple pleasures has become a lost art. Very young children do it; they can’t help themselves. They haven’t yet been conditioned to expect more.

Being told to delight in simple pleasures is a rather broad commandment.  First of all, what is a simple pleasure? Second of all, what exactly does it mean to delight in something? And third, why is it so important?

What is a simple pleasure?

A simple pleasure is a thing, a connection, or an event that causes a person to feel a smile within the body. In general, large and elaborate things or events that, while positive, create different reactions within the body.

Simple pleasures rarely change in life. What delights a child should delight an adult, unless the adult has been too tarnished or damaged. There are infinite simple pleasures and each person feels perhaps 3,000 in his or her lifetime. The more open a person is to the amazement of life on Earth, the more simple pleasures he or she can feel.

Examples of simple pleasures are:

  • Seeing a beautiful flower, smelling it, touching its petals
  • Approaching a large tree, looking up into its leaves so high above, touching the bark
  • Walking barefoot on sand and feeling it between the toes
  • Standing outside during a mild rain shower with face uplifted to the sky, feeling the drops on the face
  • Being held by someone who loves you
  • Being rocked by someone who loves you
  • Holding a pet in your arms, stroking the fur, seeing the pet’s reactions
  • Feeling strength in your hands, their versatility, their capability

What does it mean to delight in something?

To delight in something means to roll in its hold on you. Not to really roll, rather to let it take you over in childlike amazement. As if you are a small child witnessing wonder.

Many people lose the wonder of things as they age and experience experiences over and over again. To see a tree for the millionth time is less amazing than seeing a tree for the first time, and yet, the millionth tree is really as amazing as that first one. Finding delight in each and every experience that is pleasurable is a goal worth pursuing. Avoiding becoming jaded, avoiding becoming apathetic.

Why is it important to delight in delight?

The more we let ourselves be moved by the joyous moments in life, the more balanced we are. Our bodies and souls require HAPPY for proper functioning. Even when life is difficult and challenging, finding delight in simple pleasures can affect the way in which we handle the challenges and low tides. Finding moments of un-joylessness, un-annoyance, and un-restlessness lead to balance and to meaningful existence.

Tip

A simple way to recall the joyousness of childhood is to be outside near a plant that has a scent you find pleasing.  Sit down next to the plant and let yourself be absorbed by its scent and its fullness of life. (Be sure to protect your clothes before you sit; otherwise, you’ll be upset when you see your dirty clothes and forget the joyous moment!)

Conclusion

“The importance of delight” is the title of this post. It is also a directive from Spiritual Presence about our lives. Life is not meant to be easy, but it is meant to be interesting. The more we find pleasure in the world, the more we can contribute and receive.

Convincing-ness

Convincing

Causes of being convinced

  • Definitive. They say things with conviction so their information must be true.
  • Uncertainty. We don’t really know, so “experts” can determine what we think.
  • Guaranteed. For example: This diet is guaranteed to lower weight; or lower fondness for sweets, saltiness, or chewiness; or lower desire for too-much a a favorite security meal; or decrease bloating and effects of aging; or other desired outcomes.
  • Power. Power builds influence when influence is desired. The force of the influence and the force of the influenced can create ideas that are convincing and are adopted.

Parts of convincing-ness

Convincing-ness requires two parts: willingness and motivation. Those who convince must have motivation (monetary incentives, desire for power, desire for betterment of society or of the environment or of others) and willingness to risk.

When the information being presented is untrue, those who agree to believe the information presented to them must be willing to overlook innate feelings of truth and must be motivated to forego self-censorship. When the information being presented is truthful, it still requires convincing others to believe it and they must be willing and motivated to digest and reuse the information.

Ways in which we are convinced

  • Something appears in print and we’re convinced.
  • We hear a factoid and we think it’s true.
  • A well-known personality endorses a product and we think it’s worth buying.
  • Fascinating speakers convince us that they speak accurately or that they speak for us or that they speak wisely or that they can lead us towards salvation.
  • The truth is difficult so we let ourselves be convinced that it is not so.

Truthfulness

Today’s world is too complex for each person to learn all one can know about the happenings close and far and to know about all the available choices and technologies. Experts are helpful for deciphering the complexities, but most are giving educated opinions, and that fact must be remembered.

Before latching on to the latest study results or pronouncement by a well-known personality, check the motivation of the source and let the information hover close, but not too close, while you decide whether or not it meets your inner sense of truthfulness.

Fullness

Fullness

What is fullness? I thought I feel it almost every time I eat, but Spiritual Presence informs me that I don’t feel it enough.

What fullness am I learning about?

The fullness one feels when seeing a dear, loved one. The fullness one feels when looking back upon one’s actions and being satisfied. The fullness one feels when letting the awesomeness of nature completely overwhelm. The fullness one feels when working with others to improve everyone’s surroundings. The fullness one feels when the amazingness of weather is experienced. The fullness one feels when welcoming a new life into one’s home or community.

Fullness is a sense of comfort, of appreciation, and of understanding. Fullness is satisfaction. Opening to self-contentedness is fullness.

The fullness we feel when we eat a sustaining, nutritious meal is this type of fullness.

Connection!

The basic tests for maintaining health, Test #6

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The post “Monitoring Health” (https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/24/monitoring-health/) brings awareness of the seven tests that should be performed in order to evaluate health.

Focusing on foods that are bereft of nutritional value or are lacking in the aspects that naturally gratify (for example, fat-free foods) undermine physical, emotional, and intellectual health. Choosing to eat based on criteria not related to sustenance of the body has evolved. As stated in Vitality!— How to Create a Life That Is Healthy:

“Eating for the sake of keeping the body alive is not a part of life for most people living in modern society. Eating for the sake of the enjoyment of the food is modern society’s take on food. The enjoyment, not the life-giving aspect, is the focus.”

Here is Test #6.

Test #6: Consumption of nutritious and satisfying foods

Here are questions for the basic test:

  1. Potato vs. french fries
    The potato, baked or mashed (not from instant mashed potatoes and not with an overabundance of butter and milk), is the healthier choice.
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
    (This question does not apply to people who have a medical allergy to potatoes.)
  2. Seasonal fruit platter vs. fruit cocktail dessert
    Seasonal applies to fruits that are in season in your location. Fruit cocktail applies to fruit in a can. Seasonal also applies to fresh fruit, preferably not waxed.
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
  3. Roasted chicken vs. chicken smothered in a creamy sauce
    The non-meat version: pasta with a vegetable-rich sauce vs. macaroni and cheese
    Which one do you choose more often? Which one is better for your body?
  4. Tilapia vs. salmon
    Tilapia is an abundant fish; salmon is over-eaten and is endangered in some areas. In general, seafood such as tilapia, catfish, herring, oysters, sole, shrimp, and trout can be eaten up to three times a week total. Seafood that should be eaten less are salmon, Chilean sea bass, clams, cod, crab, crayfish, flounder, haddock, halibut, lobster, mackerel, mullet, mussels, octopus, perch, prawns, sea urchin, skate, snapper, squid, and tuna. Sardines aren’t in either grouping and can be eaten up to twice a week (in place of another fish serving). These groupings are based on environmental issues. At this point in time, consumption of mahi-mahi and whale should be limited to almost none. The debate over farmed or wild salmon is discussed here: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/03/06/to-eat-farmed-salmon-or-not/
    Which fish do you choose more often? Can you do with less? Can you consider the environment when making choices about nourishing your body?
  5. Carbonated beverages, decaffeinated beverages, beverages that are referred to as energy drinks
    These beverages have been presented to us as better than water for quenching our thirst and giving us energy and vitality. Do you believe that is true?
    Which would you rather have to drink—a drink that fits into one of these three categories or water? Which drink do you think your body would rather have?

    There are many more questions; however, these five are a good beginning. Consider your answers and then consider the significance of each question.

    Eating wisely is good for your health!

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The basic tests for maintaining health, Test #3

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The post “Monitoring Health” (https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/24/monitoring-health/) brings awareness of the tests that should be performed in order to evaluate health.

Here is Test #3.

Test #3: Attention to self-needs

Ignoring one’s needs damages all the aspects of balanced health (physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual). This area does not mean self-centeredness. It means self-support.

When we fly, we are told to put on our oxygen mask before we put the mask on any dependent that is traveling with us. First we take care of ourselves so that we can help others. The same applies to our well-being. We must take care of ourselves so that we can help others.

Here are the questions for the basic test:

  1. Sleep: I schedule the appropriate amount of time for sleep each day. Yes/No
    (for people with young children, this can mean sleeping when they are napping)
  2. Relationships: I schedule time to be with people who are special to me. Yes/No
  3. Nutrition: I eat foods that satisfy my hunger for nutrition (eating to satisfy emotional issues is a No) Yes/No
  4. Movement: I schedule time for moving my body—exercise, dancing, walking, swimming, biking, team sport, etc. Yes/No

There are additional questions; however, these four are a good beginning. Consider your answers and then consider the meaning of each question.

Being sensitive to your needs is good for your health!

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The book about the soul is published!

Awaiting Light

Of all the books I have been privileged to create, this book, Awaiting Light—Understanding the Development of the Soul, is the most exciting.

It explains how our souls are formed, how we connect—or don’t connect—with our souls during our life, and the journey of the soul after death. I received each word from Spiritual Presence, and the process of the writing was an adventure!

This fascinating book is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/Awaiting-Light-Understanding-Development-Existence-Me/dp/1500504084/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408265917&sr=8-1&keywords=awaiting+light  and through amazon.com’s Europe stores.

The information that is most fascinating to me is about the soul-façade, which is an interface between the soul and the body, and about free will when we are aware of our soulful definitions. The information about the soul after death is also amazing, and has affected how I feel when I am walking outside in nature.

The soul-color attribute Shade and its Moral Boundaries setting

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The previous blog post explains the color attributes of the soul, one of which is Shade. Shade has several actions that determine the comfort a person feels in his or her surroundings. One of these actions is the sense of morality, the ability to naturally know right and wrong. Each person has a morality setting that guides. Here is an excerpt from Awaiting Light—Understanding the Development of the Soul:

“The society in which one lives pushes against the natural moral-balance boundaries setting, especially when the society imposes a moral scale different from the person’s own.  The same for different settings in a family. The person with the most influence in a family usually sets the moral boundaries, and the other family members adjust or rebel.

When a society is repressive, the moral-balance boundaries settings for all who live in the society are affected. Even for those who support the repressive ways. People are forced to ignore their natural sense of moral conduct when the society is morally selfish, and they must themselves repress their knowingness about proper and moral behavior.

When a society is tolerant of nuances, moral-balance boundaries settings are also affected; and so, the boundaries are much more available for making personal decisions and for formulating opinions and actions. Societal morés do come into play, but they can be weighed with relatively equal weight to one’s own sense of right and wrong.

Sometimes people with repressive tendencies gain influence in a tolerant society. When a repressive energy takes hold, it affects the populace in three main ways: (1) for those who support the repression, it causes them to ignore their own sense of right and wrong; (2) for those who are unwilling or unable to oppose, it causes them to modify their sense of right and wrong; and (3) for those whose personal sense of right and wrong is strong, it causes them to oppose the repression.

A society that is tolerant is a society that has connection. Connection to its inhabitants. Connection to people-boundaries of moral balance.  Connection to soul.

The moral-balance boundaries setting has effects on the body: on digestion, on breathing, on circulation, and on thinking. When people are able to live by their morality boundaries, they are able to live in balance with themselves. They can evaluate and act based on personal judgment.”

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