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Merry Christmas, or so

Some Christmas metaphysical know-how.

This is an energetically powerful time of year and much energy is stirred up during it (when that energy would rather be resting).

What might be worse than Christmas starting months early is it ending abruptly after Christmas day.

Everything is built up for months in a Christmas way then it stops. Everything goes back to drab winter, and people go back to being miserable.

It’s like running a marathon and stopping on the finish line without walking it out. It’s like making love all night and walking out with a blank face immediately after the climax.

It’s jilted and unnatural. It’s also not natural to stir up such energy in people during the darkest time of year. There is less sunlight, less energy in people, it’s not a good time to expend ourselves. The energy drain and hangover can be a bitch. There’s a reason many people get sick this time of year and it’s not because it’s cold outside. It’s because the holiday hubbub drains them and messes with their energy systems like a yo yo.

If you engage in Christmas festivities it’s better to ride them out and taper them off. It’s better for the body and energy system to let things trail off naturally, according to their own rhythms.

So find a quiet spot, light a candle, have a mug of eggnog or tea… and let yourself relax into the winter spirit. The spirit of winter lasts all winter long. It’s a low key energy, unlike the spring, and best appreciated in quiet moments.

It’s easy for all of this to be obscured by “It’s Christmas! Run around! Stop!”

The soul is analog, not digital. Think about it. Then feel it out, in yourself.

Merry week or two after Christmas.

Climbing Mountains

FHLs

Day # I don’t know, of my recovery. Pushing myself, facing my body’s pains and fear. I think it’s getting there when you can do the Rocky moves in your work out. I don’t need a mountain to climb, I’ve been climbing a mountain since I was born. The mountains run away from me because they’re afraid I’m gonna eat them up in toe and heel.

It’s the journey and it can be long and lonely.

Sometimes there’s people along the way and they say, “Hey you’re so good at this can you carry my weight?”. Sometimes you help them out. Sometimes you gotta leave them in the wind.

It’s the paradox of the mountain. There’s other people on it and if you’re higher than they are and they’re asking for help, they can’t return the favor. Not today. They’ll make you feel alone as you carry their weight close to your chest. You’re not really holding them, just holding their load. They might be sitting on their ass at the bottom of the mountain. They might be higher than you but not in heart because they might forget about you when they make it.

It’s the paradox of the mountain. The more alone you are on the rugged trail and it does draw ragged beads from stung eyes, the more alone the closer you feel. In the open air, closer to everything. The more you appreciate every contact and every connection.

I’ve been climbing since I was born. There’s only one other person I respect in this world and that’s the person who’s climbing theirs too.

You can only hope that others live with the same reverence, like a spark of solidarity, but you gotta climb yours, gotta love yours.

It’s the journey, it’s the trail tailor made to the soul, fit to the soles. It’s our mountains we climb. It’s our climbs that bring us together. In the climb we find our peace, in our deepest pushes we find our harmony.

Challenge Yourself

How to get in the best shape? Push yourself until you break. We tend to have artificial and unnatural views toward ourselves. We want the light but fear the darkness. We fear our fears, our weaknesses, our wounds, the idea that we’re not totally in control.

Life has to be loud noise all the time for the ego, it fears silence. It fears the valleys to the peaks so the music it creates ends up being white noise.

The common ego is unappreciative of life itself. You can hate life with the love, you can yell at life sometimes. That’s not the point. The point is being appreciative of life and its wholeness. Not a fucking detached egotistic head that has an alienating view toward its own beingness.

We have so much freedom and capability that we don’t realize. The secret to developing individual strength is humbleness and gratitude. It’s having the sober mind to be aware of your limitations and conditions and still pushing yourself. It’s overcoming the futility of doubt and fatalistic thinking.

It’s not facing our darkness or weaknesses that is wrong or bad, it’s the idiotic fatalistic thinking that we see our weaknesses with. It’s the uppity up our own egotistic assholes stigma that we view certain parts of ourselves with. We’re not humans in this capacity. We’re narcissistic machines that would betray and murder our humanity for that insentient, mechanical narcissism.

The reality is it doesn’t matter what kind of shape you’re in or what you look like. It doesn’t even matter what you think you look like. It’s knowing you have the power to face the limitations and doubts. You might fall but that’s ok. We can’t grow unless we know our limits and as long as we’re alive we can keep getting up.

It’s courageously facing the unknown in yourself and break down of those walls. You may find weaknesses along the way. That can be scary but it’s the only way to discover your strength.

So the secret to getting in the best shape in mind and body is not a special work out or something seen on TV. It’s realizing that the best “shape” is already within you. Only you can discover it. Only you’ll know if you’re testing yourself.

The ego creates many layers and illusions to protect itself. It seems logical yet is counter intuitive to the process of true strength-shedding illusions… Finding real strength depends upon how far one is willing to push their self and build up in the fierceness of sobriety. We grow from where we are not from where we’re not. You might be in a good place. How are you going to know unless you work through the illusions and walls?

Humble, not humiliate. Humiliation creates embarrassment and walls of avoidance. Often we hold guilt that has no connection to reality and it must be shed.

It’s about pushing your limits (whatever yours are) and not being afraid to break yourself. You’re not working toward a “shape” but shedding limitations and realizing what’s within. Everyone has that ground to discover in themselves in some way.

What you discover and what emerges is going to be mightier for you than any heroes. You have potential in yourself otherwise you wouldn’t be able to relate to what inspires you.

The “self test” is personal but there are basics.

  • Push your body until you shake.
  • Seek out new information to challenge your comprehension and bias.
  • Look within yourself with honesty until the feeling is unbearable.

It’s about awakening your hunger to grow. The lover and fighter are two sides of a coin.

No matter how mighty you get it’s love that’s building you up. Every true warrior keeps this in mind. Even the Earth is feeding you oxygen right now. There’s many things that contribute. There’s no such thing as a damn loner. The idea that anyone does anything totally alone is a self masturbating myth. It’s is the individual will that puts the work in PLUS the myriad of conditions that get oneself to where one is. It’s BOTH.

Strength is knowing you have vulnerabilities and still pushing forward. It’s wrestling the impossible. It’s what rises when you confront your limitations without fear but for passion of your path.

It’s not about the mind or body. It’s about your spirit.

Dsc00104 It’s awaiting us in our tests of mind, heart and body.

When you awaken you will meet it, and every moment is that moment.

May we each ascend our mountains (of our individual goals, which also is a transpersonal and collective mountain),

Sol Phire

Healing Is Strength

I’m going to start wishing people healing, not safety or wellness and not love and light. I think that in a healed state a lot of love would naturally come to be and flourish, a lot of light would flow, and wellness would prosper. We would not worry about safety because we’d be too eager to step outside our safety zones and explore life.
 
Wholeness makes a person strong. Trauma and fracturing makes a person weak. All intentionally caused trauma is an attack on the mind/wholeness with the intent of creating weakness.
 
Why do we live in a world that is full of influences that try to create weakness? Why do we fight healing? Why do we fight our own strength?
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For Your Health

I’m starting this blog with a write up about health! These are some basic guidelines and things you can try to help better your own. The biggest component to health is trusting your inner guidance. We have to believe in what we’re doing for it to work. Life requires participation for anything to get done. If you’re apathetic, cynical or close minded nothing is going to get done.

The universe requires commitment in the sense of one fully participating in their choices and actions.

It’s also good to start at a gradual pace with anything. Take your time, change things as you’re comfortable and can handle the changes. Don’t burn yourself out or set yourself up for failure by pushing too hard or having unrealistic expectations.

Remember that it’s your health.

The quick overview –

  1. Eat organic food and locally where possible. By doing so you help yourself and the farmers who grow it. Sleep and plenty of water are the other two basic necessities.
  2. This one is dependent on the quality of your environment – consider getting a good air filter and water filtration system (and refill your own bottled water). If you are sided by more trees than buildings then consider getting more fresh air.
  3. Remove all toxic cosmetics, soaps, and deodorants – replace with natural substances where possible. The amount of problems with these products is too many to list. The beauty they create is superficial, they put a toxic burden on the body. They don’t help the body regenerate (and be truly beautiful) they mess with the body’s ability to be beautiful.Using less toxic chemicals in your life again helps you and the world around you (the environment and consequentially others who exist on this planet as well). This also has the benefit (when combined with a good diet that promotes digestive health) of making you smell better; less body odor, better breath, and healthier bowels (which are the main way in which toxins are moved out of your body). People lather themselves with toxins to cover up unpleasant scents; and by that contribute to the problem. Remember that health begins from within. All aspects of your well being are connected in that.
  4. Use natural and high quality supplements. Synthetic vitamins are not good for the body. They trick the body into believing that they are whole and authentic nutrients. The body then has to make up for what the synthetic nutrients lack and even take from it.
  5. Consider a bodily cleansing program. There are many types of cleanses you can do so do your research and trust your intuition. Just drinking more water is going to have a cleansing effect.
  6. Nothing works without your participation and anything works better with gratitude. Expect trial and error as you begin to listen to your body and inner guidance.

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Who is an Autopathist? ANYONE who knows just what to do in sickness and does it of his own accord is an Autopathist, be he physician or patient. Sickness has no terrors for autopathists. If they were to get sick they know they could soon get well, for THEY KNOW HOW. I coined the word, Autopathy, from the Greek “Autos,” meaning SELF, and “Pathos,” meaning DISEASE or TREATMENT. Autopathy is, therefore, the scientific, or commonsense, treatment of one’s self. This knowledge is easily and quickly acquired by anyone who is willing to devote a little study to Autology and Autopathy and to this volume.

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Health problems? We’re at war with ourselves. You could say that we’re at war with nature yet nature is within. You can’t “save” the nature outside of you if you neglect that (part of you) is nature too. You have the potential to be as self generating/organizing as nature. Nature goes through cycles and your body goes through cycles. Your spirit and material body form a whole. Self honesty is firstly important to keep your being lively and the inner pathways of health open.

There are many ways in which health is assaulted that we participate in. Let’s save ourselves the time and focus on something other than the body as weak, rather let’s focus on it as a living force. Does it make sense to do things to the body that impede its functions and ability to touch/experience/connect to the world? There are bad habits and then there is ignorantly defending things that hurt you. The first step to health is honesty with oneself. One must want to be healthy; and that desire must be greater than hang ups and prior conditioning.

Sometimes it is pain that causes the greatest wake ups, it tells you that you are hurting in some way. Figuring out why requires your attention and care. Your body is the ship and you’re the captain. With that in mind how far do you think that you should be getting with the extent that you’ve taken to know yourself and care for that ship?

Here are some more things you can try to strengthen your health. Self empowerment can come from simple actions.

A lot of this information was gotten from this video Jerry Brunetti’s Food As Medicine.

Sleep

Get sleep. Make the time.

Grounding

In the emotional sense? Yep! In the sense of higher awareness? Sure! Most basically: the actual ground! The Earth is the greatest harmonizer of natural energies and healer around here!

Balance your diet PH

This is the simplest, easiest, and cheapest thing that anyone wanting to improve their health can do. Here’s a couple links to get you started –
http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/acid_alkaline_foods_list.htm
http://energiseforlife.com/alkaline_lifestyle_guide.php

Table salt is bad, sea salt may or may not be better, use your discernment. I am providing this link that is critical of sea salt for the reason that there are many links on the web that thoroughly take apart table salt yet tout sea salt as the next best thing –
http://www.vegsource.com/talk/raw/messages/17442.html

It’s not about the “salt”. It’s about the MANY trace minerals that are lacking in the refined and artificial diet, and that are best found in natural sources. The quality and digestibility of the salt and minerals in it is a matter of your discernment. Some people can use and may need more sodium in their diets than others. So do your research and find what works for you.

On the topic of “bad” foods – Refined sugar, artificial sugar, sugar in processed foods. Refined sugars feed cancers and are bad for your teeth. Parasites in the lower digestive system and Candida yeast thrive on sugar. Eating refined sugar is like hooking a fuel line up to these pathogens. Your body gets brief stimulation and a load of problems down the line.

Lemons

What a perfect fruit! Raw lemons are full of minerals. They are considered alkaline because it’s the effect that the food has on the blood after it leaves the stomach that matters.

Pucker up! A little honey mixed with fresh lemon juice makes for a sweet and wonderful tea too.

Increase your stomach acid strength

This can be done by taking betaine hydrochloride. Digestive enzymes (found naturally in raw foods) can also be purchased. Not drinking too much during meals is important because the fluid dilutes stomach acid. Make sure you are hydrated before you eat. Increasing stomach acid strength helps break down food so you’re going to get more nutrients in your blood. It’s also going to allow the intestines to do their job better. If you’re not breaking down food in your stomach it gets stored in your gut and the rot releases toxins and odor throughout the body. Some people take acid neutralizers to suppress the back up; which makes the problem worse.

Stomach acid also kills pathogens. It is a powerful defense against viruses, bacteria, parasites, molds. You want things in your digestive system to flow and give pathogens less time to take hold. Having healthy intestinal flora is important too. The digestive system should be fluidic and each part should function healthily which makes the whole stronger.

Drink lots of water

Firstly, you need water to function; you’re mostly made of water. Drink until you’re pooping at least a couple times a day too. Getting lots of water is also important if you are going to make dietary changes because your digestive system will need it to detoxify your body.

Stay clear of soda, it is bad for teeth and wreaks havoc on the body’s sugar balance and it also leeches the body of minerals.
http://www.naturalnews.com/020668.html

If you drink juice go organic and no added sugar. Pomegranates for example are a wonderful source of antioxidants. Consider getting a juicer or a blender and make your own drinks.

With high nutritional foods smaller amounts can sustain the body longer than large portions of junk. This is a testament to how hearty the human body is-when you’re not getting necessary foods your body is made to sustain off of itself and its reserves. People who defend unhealthy foods and habits are in a self defeating way proclaiming how robust their willpowers and how hearty their bodies are. Imagine putting that potential to use to strengthen and build your health.

Imagine putting that potential to better use. Imagine having more energy to use in your daily life.

Get fluoride out of your life

Fluoride degrades teeth and bone mass. It numbs the brain. It’s sourced from industrial waste from the aluminum industry and repackaged for consumption. Here’s a story that is similar to how fluoride got into the American diet –
http://www.naturalnews.com/022630.html

When it comes to taking care of yourself you need to be ruthless in your discernment. You’re the caretaker of your body. You face your consequences. The world around you may experience echoes of those consequences yet you’re the one who faces them straight up. Your body doesn’t need to be “saved” so much as supported. Your body is a living force. You renew yourself each day. Being positive is embodying and acting with the virtue that we project on to our heroes and gurus, and want them to save us with!

Water filter

Drinking water is most important. Bottled water is often no better than tap water and comes with the added bonus of plastic. Unless you have a clean well or underground stream near by it’s a good idea to invest in a water purifier.

Fats are good for you

So is cholesterol. Your body needs fat, as it does salt and sunlight. Get a good amount of healthy fats and you’re going to feel filled. Good sources of fat are organic eggs, coconut oil, nuts, olive oil, fish oil (smaller fish have less mercury; do your own research).

Did you know that vegetable oil turns rancid and carcinogenic at high temperatures? “Vegetable” oil may sound healthy but is often far from it. Try cooking with almond, sesame, or hemp oil instead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point

Get rid of yeast

There are healthy yeasts and yeast that you don’t want in your body (Candida yeast). If you have digestive problems it may be a good idea to avoid all yeast until you figure out the causes of your problems and address them.

Yeast is found in many bread products, refined and processed foods. Check the labels, even soy sauce has yeast in it. To help counter it get probiotics in your meals. Yogurt is the easiest way, although capsules can be bought too.

Vegetables are also a good way to counter yeast. Yeast feeds on sugars, the less complex the carbs the better for the yeast-although whole grains work as well for it (and it doesn’t help that most store bought bread has yeast in it). The only way to remove it is to stop feeding it, and create a presence of healthy bacteria in your lower digestive system. Are you seeing a pattern yet? It’s not enough to remove the burden-it’s at your discretion to fill the void with something better. Think of it as like clearing your garden of weeds. Now what are you going to plant?

If you have mercury in your mouth you really should get rid of yeast. The mercury in the fillings kills beneficial bacteria and allows nasty kinds to grow. With that happening it is easier for Candida yeast to take hold.

Be wary for yeast die offs if you eliminate it from your diet. People usually feel worse before better as they detox it from their bodies.

MSG

Anything with “natural flavor, hydrolyzed protein, yeast extract” in the ingredients list or any variation there of has MSG in it.

Manufacturers are not required to list the chemical as MSG unless monosodium glutamate is actually in the product (it’s not “MSG”, it’s “processed free glutamic acid”).

If you want to find out if there is processed free glutamic acid (MSG) in a product, you must ask the manufacturer for information about “free glutamic acid”. Don’t ask about “MSG”. Manufacturers find it convenient, when speaking to consumers, to tell them that there is no “MSG” in their product, meaning that there is no ingredient called “monosodium glutamate.” Even if a manufacturer tells you there is no MSG in a product, there may be autolyzed yeast, hydrolyzed pea protein, carrageenan, sodium caseinate, enzymes, and a whole slew of other ingredients that contain or create processed free glutamic acid (MSG) during manufacture.rnrnIf you are told that all of the MSG in a product is “naturally occurring,” thank the manufacturer for that meaningless information, but explain that all processed free glutamic acid (MSG) is referred to as “natural” by the FDA — so “natural” tells you nothing. In fact, as the word “natural” is defined by the FDA, the food ingredient “monosodium glutamate” is “natural.” http://www.truthinlabeling.org/nomsg.html

Go organic

Not only is it healthier for you (you’re going to wipe out many problems from your diet as well as consume food that your body needs), you’re also supporting organic farmers, manufacturers and retailers. It is more expensive but you’re going to get more nutrition from it. The lie is that junk has any nutritional value. This applies to more than food.

Say adios to non organic milk

If you want dairy go organic (there are pasteurized varieties of organic milk) or find an organic dairy farm.

http://www.milksucks.com/pus.asp

Ideally we get enough milk and nurturing from our mothers so the need is filled and satiated when we become adults. Unfortunately in our common disassociated mind state, which is greatly pushed by handicapped (strictly left brained) science, we live in a world where it is seen as good to deny our basic needs and even hurt ourselves in a backward pursuit of health.

True strength and robustness comes from having love and strength in which to draw from. This begins in childhood. Trees require roots, buildings require foundations and human beings require love and grounding to stand tall and be truly strong.

Wheat

Separated from the wheat; the gluten is something resembling a rubber ball. If you must eat wheat breads try sprouted grain breads. I’m not going to go over bleached and enriched bread because if you’re reading this you should know better. Whole wheat bread is not all that better.

Many of us have wheat allergies and don’t notice because we force our bodies to develop balances with things that detract from us. Take the yeast, wheat, and processed foods out of your diet and you will notice a difference after you go through the withdrawal and the detoxification.

Be sure that you do your research before making any changes and talk to your doctor if you have one. Changing diet is firstly a personal initiative although having a professional opinion to weigh in your decisions may be a good idea.

Microwave ovens destroy the nutritional value of food

Avoid them. Sit further away from the TV and computer too if you can help it. Cell phones, cordless phones, and power lines! The best thing to do is to stay away from them when you can.

Electronic appliances also put out a lot of positive ions which can cause and contribute to serotonin irritation syndrome.

http://www.causeof.org/topics_sero.htm

http://www.causeof.org/negative.htm

Power Lines – not Radiation but Static Electricity Causes Diseases and Cancer

Any parents out there wondering why your kid is so cranky and agitated? Other than the food they’re eating it may have something to do with the TV they are glued to. Positive ions wreak havoc on the body and neurological system.

Human wonder, compassion, creativity; and other virtues of the human spirit existed far before TV and cell phones were introduced into people’s lives.

You must be honest with yourself in regard to what devices you choose to use.

Beeswax candles

beeswax candle.

Not only do beeswax candles emit negative ions, they last longer than normal candles. Paraffin candles may have lead in the wicks and be full of chemicals. Scented candle = surface cover and is typical of the modern mindset-superficially focused. Health is waiting underneath the toxicity that we have filled and surrounded ourselves with.

Also consider getting a negative ion generator, these are more expensive than candles and require a source of electricity yet can be run continuously.

The sun

Get lots of sunlight, taking care to use precautions according to your skin tone. Make your material life a canvas of balance; vibrant nights and days. Of course there are rainy days, snowy days, and all of that too. It’s your life rain or shine.

Maitake, Shitake, Reishi mushrooms

Are good immune system boosters. It is a good idea with all new supplements to take things slow and in small amounts at first.

Be well during cold season

First understand that stuffing yourself in a stale environment contributes to getting a cold. Fresh and cold air can enliven the body so be sure to take time to get fresh air if you work in an enclosed environment for long periods of time.

Make sure that if you take a supplement of Vitamin C it is complete Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is partial; which forces your body to give minerals to make complete Vitamin C (supplements are supposed to supply not detract).

http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/vitaminc.cfm

Synthetic vitamins are near useless

Are your supplements working? Synthetic vitamins do not resonate with living cells because they are not living. That people have survived while taking them says more about the resilience of the human body rather than the crap consumed. Try vegetables and fruits or even green food drinks instead. If you must take vitamins do your homework.

DNA can be affected by consciousness, thoughts and feelings, and environment. It can change throughout life as life is organic and flowing. The more we fight ourselves the more we cause our suffering and welcome snake oil solutions. Nature will be here long after you are gone. It is time to rediscover what “self consciousness” is.

Anything you do or change in your diet is going to have a more poignant effect if you’re striving to improve your health. If you’re on the path everything is going to come together to make you healthier. Your participation is required in that. If you want to be healthy you have to apply your intent and do your own research. It takes time to get healthier, and should be enjoyable as you do. Cherish every moment of your life.

You have a little more knowledge now. How you use it is up to you.

Best of health!