Thursday, November 05, 2009
In order to make permanent changes in what we are creating, a starting point could be to choose openness. Deciding to be open to the possibilities affords us an avenue through which to begin contemplating, imagining and visualizing our hearts’ desires, regardless of how farfetched they may seem. Choosing to at least consider what it would be like, why it would be so wonderful, what it would feel like IF ... this is a very effective way to initiate permanent shifts in your thought patterns.
Beliefs limit us and many of us spend an inordinate amount of time defending those limitations. Once you realize, however, that a belief is simply a thought that you have thought upon long enough for Law to have drawn evidence into your reality to support it, then you know that changing a belief is not that big a deal. It is simply a matter of thinking a new thought over and over again with deliberateness and persistence. This is where visualization and the use of our imaginations are extremely powerful. It feels really good to imagine your dreams as real, and the reason it feels so good is because it is in harmony with who you have become. We are unlimited beings with complete free will to create our realities in whatever way we choose; however, most of us have forgotten this.
Spend 5-10 minutes every day playing in your imagination with all the dreams you can possibly conjure up. Use as much detail about your dreams as you can and get in touch with the feelings that would accompany those dreams. Feel those feelings vividly and with as much intensity as you can. Our imagination and our ability to visualize are tools that have enormous impact and effect on our futures, way more then you may think. Try it for a month, visualizing with great emotion every day. I can guarantee that by the end of 30 days there will be evidence of your dreams coming true in your life. The whole dream, maybe not, but clearly you will be moving to that direction.
The first step is to become willing to be open and then to actually spend the 5 minutes daily imagining while finding your way to put feelings with your vision. That combination is powerfully creative and there is no doubt that you will see change for the better. Open your mind and your heart and allow yourself to dream of those people, places and things that are most exhilarating, exciting and desirous to you. Even if your dreams manifest with slightly different faces, locations and details, often, if not every time, they will have come forth with more perfection, grace and beauty then you could have imagined. The how’s, where’s and the with who’s are up to Source Energy, your job is the wanting. Happy creating on your path.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Google vitamin D and read about it. The research is powerfully substantial supporting the importance of vitamin D. In the largest study of the nutrient’s effect on respiratory infections, researchers found that most people with the lowest vitamin D blood levels were 36% more likely to catch colds and flu. Eighty% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. “In the absence of sufficient vitamin D, we generally don’t produce enough of a certain protein known as cathelicidin, which helps the immune system fight against infection,” says Adit Ginde, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine and lead author of the study.
This nutrient is an inexpensive safeguard which bolsters our body’s capacity to ward off infections. If you are curious about the levels you have in your blood, a simple blood test can provide this information. Begin taking 200-600IU daily. However, the current recommendations for amounts needed for increased immune health are considerably higher. Personally I take 2000 IU daily; 1000 IU morning and night. To my knowledge there are no adverse effects from taking too much vitamin D for the body eliminates that which it cannot utilize.
Other factors worthy of note that diminish our immune systems are: high stress levels, sleep deprivation and diets high in sugar. As stress levels climb, so does our body’s production of toxic hormones responsible for severely weakening our immune capacity to fight infection. Coupled with sleep deprivation, this is an incredibly destructive combination. Without 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night, the body cannot detoxify itself of those potent hormones. This leads, not only to a compromised immune system, but also to an increase of stored fat around the abdomen. We really add fuel to the fire by ingesting foods high in sugar, which is known to compromise our immune system by as much as 75%.
The holiday season is swiftly approaching and my best advice to those who wish to remain healthy throughout the winter months is this, 1) take vitamin D daily, 2) monitor and reduce your stress levels through careful scheduling of your time and consistent exercise, 3) get plenty of rest the majority of the time and 4) keep your intake of sweets down to a dull roar. Finally, take a look at your belief system around catching colds and flu and DECIDE that you are among the healthy people who ALWAYS manage to avoid those dreadful bugs! Really, decide that for yourself and repeat it dozens of times each day. We all get caught up in the festivities, but that is no reason to slack off on our caretaking responsibilities. Making the decision to take excellent care of you is THE best health insurance anyone can get. You are worth it and those who love you would agree. Happy fitness!