30July 4h30 Expressions of Self Love

Because I retired early last night, trying to listen to my body that was full of flue; I automatically woke up early, at about 2h30

I made sure to start by listening again, even to the rhythm of my breath. Decided to do some self work; alternate nostril breathing, solar plexus activation, listening to BurtHarding’s presentation on the love topic and began to share with those who crossed my mind.

Before I knew it, I was flossing & brushing my teeth, smeared my face with olive oil, the next minute I was preparing myself a magic gluten free sandwich with a full sized tomato, mashed dahl & potato with himalaya salt. My heart humming in gratitude, giving glory to God for the gift of love. I had 4cups of rooibos tea with stevia sweetener, one after the other. (Didn’t feel like drinking water but hoped to drink it later)

Quietly began to tidy up the kitchen, packed some dishes and soaked the towels in jik and surf.

Back to bed, going through my assignment and doing some research on the quality management topic.

‘This love’ has shown me the wonderful gift of time that I possess which I must always be grateful for.

Thank you God for the gift of time.

No matter how much life throws my way, love keeps showing me its beauty.

Sweat at its Purest

A machine that turns sweat into drinking water

Indo-Asian News Service, July 23, 2013

 

 

Drinking another person’s sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.The device spins and heats the material to remove the sweat and then passes the vapour through a special membrane designed to only let water molecules get through, BBC reported.

Since its launch, its creators said more than 1,000 people have “drunk other’s sweat” in Gothenburg city. The experts said the liquid was “cleaner” than local tap water.

The device was built for the Unicef to promote a campaign highlighting the fact that 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water.

JourneyofMySoul-16July 3:40

Empower Yourself. Think of it as putting gas, oil or water i your car; with low quality oil or gas, it gives low quality function. Use your time wisely to feed your BMS(Body, Mind, Spirit) with good quality products. 1st thing upon waking & last thing when you retire: Breath in, say in your heart ” I AM LOVE GOD” hold your breath and say in your heart “I & AND MY FATHER ARE ONE” then breath out, say in your heart “LOVE I AM WEALTH AND ALL THAT I DESIRE”. Eyes roll up under closed eyelids on inhalation & roll down on exhale.

see & hear the wonders of God's creation

see & hear the wonders of God’s creation

The unseen epidemic: Beauty lotions and other household products blamed for skin allergy surge
Preservatives used in widely-used products may be behind rise in allergies
MI and MCI found in wide range of beauty and cleaning products
Skin researchers say they can cause itching, hives and redness

how is beauty defined by your own consciousness. Is it as superficial as the products we are made to consume.
this world is a manifestation of our minds thus we are responsible for our actions no matter how tempting an idea is even hypnotic if you may say. You still have the ability to wake up cause you have people to help you into your own ideal mind state perpetuated by health and peace.

Tu Nokwe

Tu Nokwe.

Let’s face it — stress comes at us from all angles in our daily lives. It is how we chose to deal with it that makes all the difference.

Some common ways that people deal with stress are: smoking; emotional overeating; drinking alcohol; taking drugs; and bingeing on caffeine. These are all unhealthy and destructive ways of dealing with stress that can lead to numerous health problems.

Remember that our lives are a result of our decisions and actions or inactions. It is important for us to take control of our lives. Some of the choices we make are conscious and many are unconscious. We must be more mindful of the way we live our lives, and the actions and consequences that follow.

Focus your energy and channel it into positivity. You will be amazed at how positive thoughts and vibes will change your entire outlook and outcome on life.

• Meditation. We rarely take time to meditate and reflect on our lives. This only takes a few minutes. I suggest guided meditations that you can find online. You can also download an audio-guided meditation and play it on your drive to work. This is a great way to set the tone for your day.

• Stay positive. Try to remove negativity from your life. This comes in many different shapes and forms, such as that “Negative Nancy” we all know who has a million gripes. Find ways to steer clear of people or things that bring you down. Focus on the sources of joy and blessings in your life — there are so many!

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‘Inner peace’ helps pupils cope with exams

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One technique sees pupils trained to see thoughts as buses that they can choose to get on to or not: rejecting negative thoughts and holding on to useful ones. Picture: Jason Boud

London – Teenagers struggling through this year’s exam season take note – the secret to academic success could be achieving inner peace.

A new study from three leading universities has revealed the benefits of teaching “mindfulness” in schools, providing the first evidence that mental exercises akin to Buddhist meditation improve children’s attention spans, lower their stress levels and contribute to better exam performance.

More than 250 pupils at six schools, aged 12 to 16, were given a nine-week course in mindfulness, which included breathing exercises, “striking visuals” and “film clips” all aimed at allowing them to train their minds to control their own thought processes.

After being followed up during the summer exam period, the pupils displayed “fewer depressive symptoms, lower stress and greater wellbeing” than a control group who did not receive the special lessons, the study’s authors said.

“What we’re teaching is the ability to have better attention and to be able to deploy that attention in ways that are useful emotionally, academically and socially,” said Professor Willem Kuyken from the University of Exeter. “It’s like going to the gym and doing reps with the arms and seeing the arms getting stronger, but instead you’re using meditative practices to train the mind to better hold the attention on an object you want to hold it on.”

One technique sees pupils trained to see thoughts as buses that they can choose to get on to or not: rejecting negative thoughts and holding on to useful ones.

“If a young person is sitting outside an exam hall 10 minutes before an exam and gets preoccupied with thoughts like ‘I’ve not revised enough, I’m going to fail,’ mindfulness training can train them to see their mind creating these thoughts, to step back and to choose not to put more fuel on the fire,” Professor Kuyken said.

The lessons are already being used in several schools around the UK, under the auspices of the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), which took part in the study. Academics from Oxford and Cambridge were also involved.

Eighty per cent of the young people in the study said that they continued using practices taught in MiSP’s mindfulness curriculum after completing the programme. Teachers also rated the curriculum as worthwhile and very enjoyable to learn and teach, the study’s authors said.

Mindfulness practitioners say that although the techniques have roots in ancient Eastern meditation, the programme had no spiritual content and was focused on improving attention.

Dominic Morris, a modern foreign languages teacher at Bethnal Green Academy, which offers mindfulness lessons, said: “It’s largely about giving them something to deploy – to centre themselves, calm themselves and to respond to situations, rather than simply reacting. There is a whole field of human experience besides the realm of thought which schools are not introducing to our students.” – The Independent

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…SA – a natural pharmacy?

Africa, and South Africa specifically, is blessed with a vast variety of medicinal herbs and plants, resulting in a rich heritage of traditional remedies, still in use today….

african remedies…let us elaborate on this…

natural…

Aloe Ferox

Aloe Ferox, indigenous to South Africa and prolific in the eastern parts of the country, is one natural ingredient that appears to have bridged the divide between conventional and traditional remedies.

Extracts from various parts of the plant are included in laxatives and treatments for arthritis, eczema, conjunctivitis, hypertension and stress. It is also used in cosmetics, and livestock medicines. The versatility of the plant cannot be disputed.

Aloe appears to have particular indication as an anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulator, which, considering the illnesses that are currently threatening the country, certainly accounts for the plant’s popularity.

Cancer bush

Described as one of the most valuable of Southern Africa’s medicinal plants, the properties of cancer bush were taught originally by the Khoi and San.

Labelled Sutherlandia Frutescens by the scientific community, tinctures, infusions and decoctions of its leaves and stems have been used for generations for a veritable host of ailments not limited to poor appetite, dysentery, diabetes, influenza, kidney and liver conditions, heart failure and anxiety.

Several highly active compounds including canavine, pinitol and the amino acid GABA occur in high quantities in Sutherlandia, suggesting that there is indeed a scientific basis for the use of the plant in treatment of chronic illnesses.

Buchu

The San and Khoi were also fond of buchu for both cosmetic and antibiotic applications. These practises were later adopted by the migrant Dutch.

Stomach ailments and kidney and urinary tract diseases were most commonly treated with buchu, which is now also used as a diuretic.

Boegoe-brandewyn, a potent combination of the plant with brandy is remembered, thanks to the Dutch, as a popular Cape remedy for stomach afflictions of every description. Occasionally, buchu is applied externally to wounds and bruises.