Emotions And The DNA/Reality Connection

 

We hear so much these days about how our thinking affects our mood and health, as well as how we experience the world around us. But researchers are now finding and proving that emotions are what really set the stage at the DNA level to create our reality……

 

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 New Research Shocks Scientists: Human Emotion Physically Shapes Reality!

Three different studies, done by different teams of scientists proved something really extraordinary. But when a new research connected these 3 discoveries, something shocking was realized, something hiding in plain sight.

Human emotion literally shapes the world around us. Not just our perception of the world, but reality itself.

In the first experiment, human DNA, isolated in a sealed container, was placed near a test subject. Scientists gave the donor emotional stimulus and fascinatingly enough, the emotions affected their DNA in the other room.

In the presence of negative emotions the DNA tightened. In the presence of positive emotions the coils of the DNA relaxed.

The scientists concluded that “Human emotion produces effects which defy conventional laws of physics.”

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In the second, similar but unrelated experiment, different group of scientists extracted Leukocytes (white blood cells) from donors and placed into chambers so they could measure electrical changes.

In this experiment, the donor was placed in one room and subjected to “emotional stimulation” consisting of video clips, which generated different emotions in the donor.

The DNA was placed in a different room in the same building. Both the donor and his DNA were monitored and as the donor exhibited emotional peaks or valleys (measured by electrical responses), the DNA exhibited the IDENTICAL RESPONSES AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.

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There was no lag time, no transmission time. The DNA peaks and valleys EXACTLY MATCHED the peaks and valleys of the donor in time.

The scientists wanted to see how far away they could separate the donor from his DNA and still get this effect. They stopped testing after they separated the DNA and the donor by 50 miles and STILL had the SAME result. No lag time; no transmission time.

The DNA and the donor had the same identical responses in time. The conclusion was that the donor and the DNA can communicate beyond space and time.

The third experiment proved something pretty shocking!

Scientists observed the effect of DNA on our physical world.

Light photons, which make up the world around us, were observed inside a vacuum. Their natural locations were completely random.

Human DNA was then inserted into the vacuum. Shockingly the photons were no longer acting random. They precisely followed the geometry of the DNA.

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Scientists who were studying this, described the photons behaving “surprisingly and counter-intuitively”. They went on to say that “We are forced to accept the possibility of some new field of energy!”

They concluded that human DNA literally shape the behavior of light photons that make up the world around us!

So when a new research was done, and all of these 3 scientific claims were connected together, scientists were shocked.

They came to a stunning realization that if our emotions affect our DNA and our DNA shapes the world around us, than our emotions physically change the world around us.

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And not just that, we are connected to our DNA beyond space and time.

We create our reality by choosing it with our feelings.

Science has already proven some pretty MIND-BLOWING facts about The Universe we live in. All we have to do is connect the dots.

by originally published on Life Coach Code, on February 26, 2017

Source: http://i-uv.com/new-research-shocks-scientists-human-emotion-physically-shapes-reality/

References:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq1q58wTolkScience AlertHeart MathAbove Top Secret;
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mistic/esp_greggbraden_11.htm;

And along the same lines, here’s a fun read about “the happiest man in the world” and how spending just 15 minutes a day “training” ourselves to focus on experiences/emotions such as compassion can have a big impact on our sense of well-being…..

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/a-69-year-old-monk-who-scientists-call-the-worlds-happiest-man-says-the-secret-to-being-happy-takes-a7869166.html

Related Self-help Health posts:

Gratitude & The DNA Connection

Change Your DNA? Epigenetics Says YES!

Using Solfeggio 528 Hz Frequency To Repair DNA

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

 

 

Acts Of Kindness = Win-win-win Health Benefits!

 

Wow, we all know we feel good when we do something nice for someone else, but I didn’t know the health benefits were so tangible, no only for the giver, but also for the receiver AND any by-standers. Plus, who knew the effect could be more profound health-wise than exercising 4 times a week?!

 

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love.
Which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. 

~ Rumi

The Act of Kindness and it’s Positive Health Benefits

 Did you know…that whether you are the giver, the receiver or the observer of an act of kindness — you reap tremendous benefits to your health?

Yes, this is a phenomenon that has been discovered not too long ago. Numerous scientific studies have shown that the act of kindness has a positive effect on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain.

Serotonin is a naturally occurring neuro-chemical that has a calming, mood regulating, and anti-anxiety effect … and it’s regarded as a “feel good” substance because it serves as a pathway for pleasure in the brain.

The mechanism of action in most anti-depressant drugs is that they stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, which helps alleviate depression.

One of the most fascinating research findings to come out in recent years is that whenever a simple act of kindness is extended by a human being towards another, it results in a significant improvement in the functioning of the immune system and increased production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness as well as in the person extending the kindness.

What’s even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness also experience a similar strengthening of the immune system and increased production of serotonin! Kindness is a win-win-win scenario which produces beneficial effects in the giver, the recipient and the observer.

People naturally feel good when they give, help or serve others because they experience something called “helper’s high,” which authors Allan Luks and Peggy Payne (The Healing Power of Doing Good) describe as a feeling of exhilaration and burst of energy similar to the endorphin-based euphoria experienced after intense exercise … followed by a period of calmness and serenity.

The benefits of kindness are not limited to immune system strengthening and serotonin production. Research has shown that those who routinely engage in acts of kindness, such as volunteers, experience alleviation of stress, chronic pain, and even insomnia.

An article in Psychology Today titled “What We Get When We Give” (by Christine Carter, PhD., 2/18/10) states: “People who volunteer tend to experience fewer aches and pains. Giving help to others protects overall health twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease. People 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations have an impressive 44% lower likelihood of dying — and that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor, including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status, and many more. This is a stronger effect than exercising four times a week or going to church.”

A study conducted at Harvard University, called this phenomenon the “Mother Teresa Effect.” Researchers showed a film to 132 Harvard students about Mother Teresa’s work among the poor people of Calcutta. They then measured the level of Immunoglobin A present in their saliva. [Note: Immunoglobin A is an antibody that plays a critical role in immunity.]

The test revealed markedly increased levels of Immunoglobin A in all the test subjects — this, after simply witnessing somebody else involved in charity work.

Considering the abundance of proof that acts of kindness increase one’s sense of self-worth … enhance feelings of joyfulness … boost one’s sense of physical and emotional well-being … increase sense of happiness, optimism and self-worth … decrease feelings of depression … and diminish the effect of diseases and disorders … one of the best things we can do is find opportunities to extend kindness, and teach children to do the same.

Here are a few suggestions to extend the act of kindness to other:

  • Smile at strangers … especially those who are having a bad day
  • Volunteer your time to do charity work or help wherever there’s need
  • Watch movies that display kindness
  • Write a note to let someone know they are loved
  • Give compliments often
  • Give up your place in line to another person
  • Donate blood
  • Write a thank-you note, especially to someone who’s not expecting thanks

In his book, The Healing Power of Doing Good, Allan Luks states that volunteering, entertaining, regular club attendance, or faith group attendance is “the equivalent of getting a college degree or more than doubling your income.”

Source: http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/act-of-kindness/

(Image: Timeline Photos)

PERSONAL NOTE: Speaking of giving, Raw Food World is not only offering their biggest discount (17.5%!!!) of the year between now and the end of June, but also giving away free Vitamin D-3 patches and a chance to win an all expenses paid retreat getaway! You can find out more on my What’s New page.

Related Self-help Health posts:

Gratitude And The DNA Connection

Get Healthier With Gratitude

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow so you don’t miss out on future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Make Every Day Thanksgiving Day!

There are numerous studies that show that gratitude and thanks giving are good for the mind, body and spirit. So if you want to be healthier and happier, make EVERY day Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

By Dr. Mercola

Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists believe actually fosters greater happiness and health.

And, while the ritual of giving thanks once a year is beneficial, doing it more often could be life changing. At least that’s what science suggests.

The Benefits of Ritual Get-Togethers at Mealtime

As noted by Barbara Fiese, a psychologist and author of “Family Routines and Rituals”:

“Through direct observation of family mealtimes at home, we’ve found that how families communicate with one another during meals is related to the children’s health.

For example, when families show genuine concern about their child’s daily activities … teachers report these children are less likely to show acting-out behaviors in school.

What’s more, these interactions make children with chronic health conditions such as asthma feel more secure, and they’re more likely to report that they feel better throughout the day.”

Bill Doherty, a family therapist and researcher added:

The classic outcomes of regular rituals for families are coherence (a sense of identity) and connection (a sense of closeness) …

[But] barriers to good interaction — such as cellphone use, people getting up from the table and arguments — were even more strongly related (in a negative direction) to children’s psychological well-being and academic performance.

The implication is that we have to pay attention to doing some things well during meals — such as staying at the table and laughing together — but also avoid negative interactions.”

Gratitude Increases Happiness — and Health

As suggested in the video above, research shows that gratitude is a cornerstone of happiness. Moreover, actually expressing your gratitude publicly or openly yields greater results than keeping it to yourself.

If you typically cringe when it’s time to go around the table and share what you’re grateful for, remembering the benefits you reap may ease your discomfort. As noted in a previous CNN report on gratitude and Thanksgiving:2

“… there are some very practical reasons to get into the spirit of things, by taking a minute to remember the reasons you’re blessed. These are lessons that can be applied year-round.”

According to studies, the benefits of gratitude rituals — be it giving thanks at mealtime, keeping a gratitude journal, or sending thank-you notes — include:3,4,5

  • Improved sleep, especially if your mind has a tendency to go into overdrive with negative thoughts and worries at bedtime
  • Higher levels of happiness and a more optimistic outlook on life
  • Greater likelihood to engage in healthy activities such as exercise
  • Higher relationship satisfaction
  • Higher work performance (in one study, managers who expressed gratitude saw a 50 percent increase in the employees’ performance)

Studies have also shown that gratitude can produce a number of measurable effects on a number of systems in your body, all of which can translate into improved health. Biological systems beneficially affected by gratitude include:6

Mood neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine) Inflammatory and immune systems (cytokines)
Reproductive hormones (testosterone) Stress hormones (cortisol)
Social bonding hormones (oxytocin) Blood pressure, cardiac and EEG rhythms
Cognitive and pleasure related neurotransmitters (dopamine) Blood sugar

Read the rest of the article: here.

Other recommended reading:

Gratitude And The DNA Connection

Get Healthier With Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2015

Salud and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Elizabeth Gilbert On Pain And What It Can Teach Us

 

This is a long post, but I thought it was a very interesting read and fits in beautifully with how powerfully our thoughts and emotions influence our health and healing, or lack thereof. Very insightful and thought-provoking. I love Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat. Pray. Love.) …and even featured her presentation on the creative process in a blog post at Evolution Made Easier……

 

Elizabeth Gilbert's photo.

“PERHAPS I AM STRONGER THAN I THINK” — Thomas Merton

Dear Friends –

I’ve spent the last eleven days hiking in the Italian Alps.

And that is a sentence that — 15 years ago — I would never have imagined myself ever writing.

I used to have a bad knee. It started during my divorce, when every part of me was falling apart — head to toe, inside and out. But my left knee was the worst of it. I twisted it one day, and it was never the same again. I couldn’t even walk up a flight of stairs without pain. At the time I went to see a doctor about it, who said simply, “Well, that’s why they call it getting older, and not getting younger.” (Thanks, doc.)

For years, I babied my knee. I identified myself as someone whose knees were “bad”, the way certain dogs and neighborhoods are called “bad”. If I took a yoga class, and the teacher asked if anyone had any physical limitations, I dutifully raised my hand and explained that I had a bad knee. I was given special movements, and told to be extra careful. Every new doctor was told about my bad knee. My friends knew about my bad knee. I iced it and heated it and put braces on it and took tons of ibuprofen and kept my range of motion limited because of it. I visited all kinds of professionals — traditional and alternative, alike.

But my knee never stopped hurting.

Untill 5 years ago.

Now listen — before I go on here, please don’t do anything stupid to your body because of what I’m about to say, OK? I’m not a medical professional, and you must be a wise steward of your own lovely physical being.

But here is what happened to me.

One day — and it did happen suddenly, one day — about five years ago, I asked my knee what it wanted from me.

I literally spoke to it. I got very quiet, and very sleepy, and I said, “Tell me what you need from me, dear knee. I’m listening. I”ll do whatever you say. Surgery? A replacement? More gentle care? More acupunture? A change of diet? Reiki? Just give me the word.”

Then I got very quiet, and my knee told me what it wanted. I heard the answer in the depths of my mind, as clear as day. It said, “GO FASTER.”

Go faster, said my knee. Go running. Go climbing. Go dancing. Use me. Jump up and down on me. I am a KNEE. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me. I am wonderously designed, said my knee. I am not a weak point, but a strong one. I am part of your body, and I want to be used. I am not a symbol of your divorce. I am not a sign of aging. I am not a problem. Don’t baby me. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life being treated like a Victorian invalid lady who has to take to her bed because of her fainting spells. I am not weak. Stop this. Please, please, please — said my “bad” knee to me — please stop using me as an expression of your weakness, fear, and emotional fragility. Please talk to your therapist about whatever troubles are ongoing in your mind, but don’t blame for everything. Please just trust me. Please just use me as I was designed. Use me as a freaking KNEE.

The next day — hand to God — I went running for three miles and I was fine. I’ve been fine ever since.

Again — PLEASE don’t go and do anything physically stupid to yourselves because of this story. I can barely explain it myself — how suddenly my “bad” knee was no longer bad. I have never been able to speak to a body part so clearly again, and I know it seems crazy that it happened at all.

But it happened.

There was pain (remember — that was my “divorce knee”) and then I was finally ready to put the pain away, and to stop using my knee as a pain-memorial.

All I know is this — that pain is a complicated and multi-layered force. Nobody experiences pain the same way, which is why it’s so difficult to treat. Some of our pain abides in the body, and some of it abides in the mind, and some of it abides in our histories. As pain moves through us, it passes through what scientists call “amplification centers” in our beings. Our emotions are amplification centers. our fear is an amplifaction center. Our imaginations are amplification centers. Our anger, too. All of these parts of ourselves amplify the pain in our mind, and sometimes commit to that pain fully — forever.

I had a friend once who injured her back during a hard time in her life, and it didn’t recover for years. One day, a doctor finally asked her, “What was the first thing you thought, when you felt your back go out?”

My friend said, “I thought, ‘This is going to hurt me for the rest of my life”.

The doctor, very kindly, said, “Maybe it’s time for you to stop thinking that.”

Her healing began there.

I believe that I did hurt my knee 15 years ago — but mildly, temporarily, and not in a way that it needed to cause me pain for a decade. I believe that my “bad” knee lived on inside my mind, not in my knee itself. When pain abides in the mind, it does not mean you are crazy, or that the pain is any less “real”. Trust me, my knee HURT. It just means that pain is living on within your body because — for some reason — it must. Because you are not done suffering. Because I was in heart-pain for ten years, and that pain needed a location. My poor knee took the pain for me. Until it didn’t want to any more.

Anyhow — what if you are stronger than you think?

I am all for people treating themselves with gentle loving care (and maybe part of my recovery from emotional pain was all about focusing on treating my knee like a poor, suffering baby — so that I could take care of myself with kindness at some level. Maybe that helped me to heal my heart.) But what if there are parts of your body that don’t want to be babied foever?

What if every single part of us longs to be USED?

What if our bodies long to be freed from the past, so that they can move as they were designed to move?

What if our hearts long to love?

What if our minds long to be creative?

What if our spirits just want everything to be forgiven?

What if your knee wants you to climb a mountain, to show you how powerful you actually are?

Wouldn’t that be crazy?

Wouldn’t that be freaking wild?

Wouldn’t that fill you with so much joy, you feel that your heart may burst from it?

ONWARD,
L Gilbert

 

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Self-love: Key Element to Health and Well-being

When I first started this blog I mentioned that I would be writing about things I’d found to be helpful in improving overall health and well-being, including two elements I feel are often overlooked by the mainstream medical community and even many alternative health care practitioners. Those two things are self-love and self-testing, or having a way to communicate with your body. I have come to believe that both are key to maintaining or regaining health. Most of us may think we love themselves, but if we do some soul searching or really pay attention to the messages we are sending ourselves on a regular basis, I think we would see how much room there is for improvement in our self-talk and sense of self-love.

 

 

Plus, regardless of how much we may love themselves, there’s always room for expansion/more. Upping your self-love quotient is actually the most unselfish thing you can do!

I featured a previous post on mothering yourself that had some great advice on the topic of self-love, and this excerpt from Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me provides even more tips and insight into the often confounding process of increasing self-love….

 

“PEOPLE ASK ME WHETHER THERE’S SUCH A THING as too much self-love. Where’s the line, they ask, where it starts to become selfish or egotistical? To me, there’s no such possibility. There is no line. Selfishness comes from lack of self-love. Our planet is suffering from this, as we humans are, along with too much insecurity, judgment, and conditioning. In order to truly care for someone unconditionally, I have to feel that way toward myself. I can’t give away what I don’t have. To say that I hold another in higher regard than myself isn’t real and means I’m only performing.

When I’m being love, I don’t get drained, and I don’t need people to behave a certain way in order to feel cared for or to share my magnificence with them. They’re automatically getting my love as a result of me being my true self. And when I am nonjudgmental of myself, I feel that way toward others.

In light of this, I’ve learned that it’s important not to be too hard on myself if I’m experiencing challenges. Oftentimes, the problem isn’t the apparent conflict. Instead, it’s the judgment I have for myself. When I stop being my own worst enemy and start loving myself more, I automatically have less and less friction with the world around me. I become more tolerant and accepting.

When we’re each aware of our own magnificence, we don’t feel the need to control others, and we won’t allow ourselves to be controlled. When I awoke into my infinite self, I was amazed to understand that my life could be dramatically different just by realizing that I am love, and I always have been. I don’t have to do anything to deserve it. Understanding this means that I’m working with life-force energy, whereas performing at being loving is working against it.

Realizing that I am love was the most important lesson I learned, allowing me to release all fear, and that’s the key that saved my life.” ~ Anita Moorjani from Dying To Be Me

PERSONAL NOTE: I highly recommend reading Moorjani’s book, especially if you or a loved one are dealing with health issues. Also, see this short post from Stuff My Brain Thinks for a simple routine that will give you a place to start for increasing self-love:

http://stuffmybrainthinks.com/2012/03/11/to-do-list-love-myself/

And for more tips and insight into how to increase self-love, check out this previous Self-help Health post on mothering yourself:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/mothering-yourself/

And this post about “soul vitamins” that is sure to “up” your love quotient in general:

http://healthisfromheaven.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/10-soul-vitamins-for-the-coming-of-autumn/

 

“Be gentle first with yourself–if you wish to be gentle with others.” – Lama Yeshe

Salud!

p.s. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more self-help health tips, tools and information.

Trees: They’re Not Just For Hugging :-)

 

A great way to improve your overall health and well-being is often as simple as going out and spending some time in Nature. Here’s a fascinating read from the Up Lift site about the science behind why we naturally feel better…

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TREE HUGGING NOW SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED

(WRITTEN BY THE EDITORIAL STAFF ON 28 DECEMBER 2012. POSTED IN NATURAL HEALING)

Die hard conservatives love to disparage liberals as tree huggers, but it has been recently scientifically validated that hugging trees is actually good for you. Research has shown that you don’t even have to touch a tree to get better, you just need to be within its vicinity has a beneficial effect.

In a recently published book, Blinded by Science, the author Matthew Silverstone, proves scientifically that trees do in fact improve many health issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression and other forms of mental illness. He even points to research indicating a tree’s ability to alleviate headaches in humans seeking relief by communing with trees.

The author points to a number of studies that have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological improvement in terms of their health and well being when they interact with plants and trees. Specifically, the research indicates that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in green areas. Also, he quotes a major public health report that investigated the association between green spaces and mental health concluded that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capital and well-being”.

So what is it about nature that can have these significant effects? Up until now it has been thought to be the open green spaces that cause this effect. However, Matthew Silverstone, shows that it is nothing to do with this by proving scientifically that it is the vibrational properties of trees and plants that give us the health benefits and not the open green spaces.

The answer to how plants and trees affect us physiologically turns out to be very simple. It is all to do with the fact that everything vibrates in a subtle manner, and different vibrations affect biological behaviours. One research experiment showed that if you drink a glass of water that has been treated with a “10Hz vibration” your blood coagulation rates will change immediately on ingesting the treated water. It is the same with trees, when touching a tree its different vibrational pattern will affect various biological behaviours within your body.

This vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by a number of scientific studies to provide convincing proof that tree hugging after all is not such a crazy idea. One report even concluded the following: “safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses”.

There is one other school of thought are in alignment with this remarkable theory: Taoism. For example, the Taoist master Mantak Chia teaches students to meditate with trees, as a way of release “negative energies.” In his Cosmic Tree Healing Qigong method, Master Chia teaches how to align one’s body with the “aura” (or energetic field) of a tree. He explains that trees are natural processors that can help you transform your body’s sick or negative energy into positive, vital life force energy. As you connect your energy with the tree you facilitate your own physical and emotional healing. The Taoist theory is that because trees stand very still, they are better at absorbing the Earth’s Energy and the Universal Force from the Heavens. Trees and all plants have the ability to absorb the light frequencies and transform them into physical food; and they do the same with energetic food. The Taoist view of trees is to see them constantly in meditation, with subtle energy as their natural language.

One other fascinating laboratory that studies plant vibrational energies is Damanhur, an intentional community in Italy. In this peaceful and spiritual eco-village there is a laboratory in the woods that offers a beautiful choir of singing trees. Yeah, you read that right… singing trees. Since 1976, researchers at Damanhur have invented and developed equipment that can capture electromagnetic changes on the surface of leaves and roots, transforming them into actual sounds. The best part is, these trees seem to control their electrical responses via a feedback mechanism, and demonstrate a kind of awareness and preference for types of music. The singing plants and trees of Damanhur have sparked off such a worldwide fascination that the people began organizing “Plant Concerts”, where musicians perform to the music created by the trees.

Watch this 15-minute video of a beautiful demonstration singing plants while one of Damanhur’s researchers explains the phenomenon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZaokNmQ4eY

http://50.28.60.91/~upliftme/index.php/people/natural-healing/521-tree-hugging-scientifically-validated

An excerpt from an article about how trees save lives and health costs:

Not only do trees help reduce air pollution and therefore help us breathe easier, but it has also been found that simply touching a tree or being near one can make you feel healthier and happier. By helping to improve reaction times, depression, concentration levels, etc., trees and plants can help improve your mental outlook and overall sense of well-being.

Research presented at a 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago indicated that people who live in areas that have more trees, parks, grass and green areas live longer and had improved mental and physical health. One study even indicated that your overall health could be predicted by the total amount of green space within a 1- to 3-mile radius of your home.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046280_trees_human_lives_pollution.html#ixzz39FvAcqpC

How trees communicate, support each other and more:

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/trees-communicate-one-another-connected-fungi-video.html

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/09/26/the-hidden-life-of-trees-peter-wohlleben/

http://mysticalraven.com/news/2934/study-finds-trees-have-feelings-make-friends-and-look-after-each-other-like-an-old-couple

3/12/18 Update: Here are two more tree-related resources I’ve come across lately. The first is an article about the spiritual power of trees, and the 2nd is a 5 minute video from psychic Alicia Power about how to commune/communicate with trees (or flowers, etc). Both really helped me have so much more love and respect for these wonderful Nature beings and how they serve us:

http://www.psychicsuniverse.com/articles/spiritual-insight/spiritual-power-trees

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=ush-mailn&p=Alicia+Power+talking+about+tree+energy+on+YouTube#id=7&vid=20afb1d6e10fee4c8f195e51f3df4275&action=view

The benefit of hearing the sounds of Nature:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/nature-sounds-more-healing-less-stress/

PERSONAL NOTE: BTW, I have some friends who have spent time at Damanhur and they were so impressed with the community there, the level of creativity, and way of living in cooperation with Nature and each other. There’s a website where you can read more about it and experience some of the amazing artwork generated there.

Also, I read Matthew Silverstone’s Blinded By Science, mentioned in the beginning of the article, a year or so ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fascinating…. and filled with mind and heart-expanding data. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed reading this blog post.

And how this article talks about the healing properties of trees reminds me of the work of Kaitlyn Keyt, the creator of the Vibes Up line of products. In her interviews and presentations she talks about how certain trees were (and are) her teachers and actually helped guide her to the formulas used in her Visionary Award winning energy mats and other items. I absolutely love the philosophy and science behind what she offers and use a number of her products on a daily basis. But that’s a whole story in itself, so I will be writing an upcoming blog post (update: see the post here) that talks more about that.

 

Salud!

p.s. For more ways Mother Nature provides health benefits, check out the Purifying Plants post of a couple of days ago, and be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so that you don’t miss any future posts. And visit my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more health-related tips and information.

Free Conscious Living Event

One of the great things about being alive during the technology age is that the internet makes possible an abundance of FREE on-line events that offer a wealth of health and wellness related information and tools, and I will be mentioning some of them here as I become aware of them. One event I just found out about that certainly sounds like it will be a great resource for self-help health information is the 4-day on-line epic 2013 Conscious Living World Summit, also called Evolvepalooza (got to love that name!), where you will have access to over 30 leaders in the field of conscious living, including Dr. Sue Morter, Dan Millman, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, and Gay Kendricks, plus several that you normally don’t get to experience at these kinds of events, such as Braco and Caroline Casey (love her spirtual astrology books). The event runs from the 16th to the 19th and you’ll learn how to recognize and release toxic emotions, facilitate increased qualities of health and wellness, hear about ancient plant medicines that are changing the world, and much more. So sign up now and get ready to amp up your self-help health quotient!

Salud!

p.s. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more self-help health tips, tools and information.

Welcome!

Greetings and welcome to my new Self-help Health site! I’ve been blogging at Evolution Made Easier for a number of years now and often include information about health and well-being in my posts there, but decided it was time to create a site devoted strictly to health-related information and resources,…. especially anything that is all-natural, simple to do/use, inexpensive and “self-help” oriented… things we can easily incorporate into our daily routine without expending a lot of time, effort or money.

Like a lot of people, I took my health for granted when I was growing up and was fortunate enough to enjoy physical well-being without even thinking about what I was eating or how much I was exercising. Then I started facing a number of  health “challenges” and in the process was diagnosed with chronic Lyme’s Disease, severe degenerative bone disease, skin cancer, heavy metal toxicity, anemia, and more. In my search for relief and better health I have done extensive research, tried tons of protocols, taken supplements too numerous to mention or remember, done a variety of cleanses, etc., etc. And I’ve learned A LOT along the way, often about what NOT to do. 😦  I have to say that often the things that seemed to make the most difference for me were those simple, inexpensive things I could do on my own, or things that mainstream medicine and even many alternative-minded healthcare practitioners leave out of the equation when advising individuals on how to go about regaining their health. Two things I think are key to health and healing that are often overlooked are self-love and self-testing, both of which will be discussed, along with numerous other things, in upcomings posts.

So stay tuned and come back often!

Salud (“to your health”), Zirah

p.s. Also check out my website Evolution Made Easier and companion blog  Evolution Made Easier for a wide variety of information and resources on health and well-being  on every level….mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Mothering Yourself

During my quest for better health I have come to realize that nutrition, exercise and mental attitude are important, but what is at the heart of many illnesses is the dis-ease caused by lack of self-love. People may think they love themselves, but from my own experience I feel that’s rarely true. It’s common for us to be constantly judging/comparing ourselves and putting others’ needs before our own because we’ve been taught that we’re being selfish if we don’t. So how does all that honor and show love to ourselves? It’s hard for a body to reflect vibrant health and well-being when the mind is focused on our seeming imperfections and the heart is unpracticed at sending it’s love inward. 

But how do we begin rectifying the situation? Well, with Mother’s Day upon us, this article by Tama Kieves provides some great insights as to how/where to start…

Mothering Ourselves: Nurturing Yourself, Your Dreams, and the World

I have had to learn how to mother myself in this lifetime. I love my mother, more so these days than ever before, but for many years I felt like I got the short end of the umbilical cord. Like many of us, I didn’t get the movie mother in this lifetime, the tireless cheerleader, the fierce cub-protector, or the one who listened deeply to all my secret places and saw colors in me, I had yet to see. That mother was on back order when I was placing my cosmic selection.  Instead, I got someone who hadn’t exactly read the manual, and I know now, deserved and needed a mother herself.

But I have become a great mother to myself.

It’s taken years mind you. At first, I took the sad track to the broken amusement park ride of “It’s Not Fair.” But you can only ride that ride for so long before you realize that nothing has changed and never will. Yes, I’d wince when I met someone who had a mother that was their best friend, or someone they aspired to be like. I’d avert my eyes from that glow like seeing something so beautiful and private, something I could never have, something not meant for me.

But it was meant for me. It was meant for all of us. Even if you have a great mother, it’s important and life-changing to become that nurturing presence for yourself. It’s a practice. You can get better at chess or yoga. And you can get better at being there for yourself in ways that rock your soul.

I have learned to become a fierce advocate for my joy. I am still working on becoming a resourceful presence for my pain. Here’s some of what I practice: I tell myself, “you can tell me anything,” and I mean it. I no longer punish myself for feeling helpless, angry, jealous or stuck, and I’m willing to fill a thousand journals with my feelings.  I buy myself tokens and totems to celebrate achievements, large and very, very small. I whisper to myself in the crevices of emptiness between my bones, “I’m proud of you. I’m proud of you. I have so much faith in you.”

I used to think it was sad to have to be nice to myself, since I didn’t have a “real person” to do it. Then I thought it could even be destructive, as though the worst parts of me, liberated from criticism and threats, could grow like spores, live on pizza, and let reality T.V. replace reality.

But it turns out that I’m not reckless when loved; I’m soothed and healed. Turns out that when I don’t have to protect myself from my own self judgment I’m really not all that interested in indulgence and escapism.  And lately, I see self-kindness as a matter of pragmatism and responsibility. I am called to be a steward of the abilities and gifts that only I have, to represent the sacred love that comes through me, to tend my fire, keep it burning, creating one more source of light and warmth in our world. And as I take care of myself, I am one less broken soul, one more capable being on the front lines ready to tend the wounded.

I’ve learned how to mother myself from many sources, for which I am so grateful. I’ve learned from the forgiving eyes of therapists how to listen to myself with less judgment and attack. I’ve learned from the tender gestures of friends and lovers how to buy myself grapefruit juice, treasure my impish smile, and to say “oh honey,” in the hard times.

I’ve also been amazed by the spontaneous mothering I’ve experienced in life from total strangers, people who saw me leaning against a wall like a wild rose bush, and who gently tucked a trellis underneath my leaves and helped me find a stable way to grow. I have been saved, redeemed, and taught by the kindness of brief acquaintances who may have offered something basic to them, but who loosened a dark primeval knot inside my soul. I’ve felt safer in this life knowing that mothers, beings of nurturing and kindness, support and love are everywhere and that I do not have to be related to be deeply connected.

I’ve also learned so much from different wisdom paths such as Buddhism and A Course in Miracles. I’ve learned to become a loving witness for others and in so doing I’ve become that witness for myself.  I’ve learned to discover and listen to a sweet beloved inner voice that is mother, father, lover, creator and an original intelligence with the power of ten thousand waterfalls, the softness of a puppy’s breath. I continue to learn that I am never alone and infinitely loved, though love may come from a line in a book or the fragrance of a garden.

Since I have committed to following my dreams in this lifetime, I deliberately set out to become my own advocate and cheerleader. I knew there would be cut glass upon the path, abandoned markers, questions and locked doors. I have consciously created a voice of encouragement within myself, one who sees how brave I am just for daring, one who doesn’t care about results, but cares about the efforts. It’s this voice that keeps me warm with praise, and puts cotton in my ears when dark stories are told. It’s this voice that keeps lists of encouraging signs, scraps of evidence in my favor.  It is this voice that will scream from the bleachers when I die, “Way to go dear one, you gave it everything you had. It’s been a great ride!”

The beautiful thing about becoming this presence to myself is how much it’s enabled me to gift others with this love, to be that generous stranger for another, to be that lightning rod for my friends, family, clients and students. I’ve turned some of my private ache into public service. I have even learned to mother my mother, a rag tag child herself, lost at sea in judgments and opinions and injuries I will never fully know. Sometimes I do not feel appreciated or seen by her. But I accept that now.  Because I am always appreciated and seen by me.

(For those of you in my tribe who are wondering, yes, this article is a reprint of one  I sent you years earlier, and yes, my precious mother is no longer with me (in body anyway) and I love her more than ever before.)

This month, I’d like you to think of nurturing yourself as your responsibility.  Do something truly kind for yourself. Can you buy yourself a small gift or token of gratitude and support? Also, are there people in your life that you would like to thank for their tenderness or example of kindness? The world is full of dynamite mothers, and some of them are men and some of them are dogs and cats.

Would love to hear anything/everything from you, dear one, on the blog or Facebook.   

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