Could A Nap A Day Save Your Life?

Editor’s note:  We take daily naps/rest periods in this house.  When missed, mama bear comes out and no one wants that…

AUG 17, 2016 by DR. JANE GILBERT

Could a Nap A Day Save Your Life?

Napping is not just for dogs and children. Some of the world’s most influential thinkers and leaders have catnapped every day. Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, John F Kennedy and Calvin Coolidge all found that a short snooze left them refreshed, recharged and ready to work. Science confirms that napping can help beat the post lunch slump and boost cognitive performance, but now there is evidence that a siesta could also save your life.

You probably don’t need me to tell you that a nap can make you feel better; more alert, sharper and less grumpy. Research has shown that naps can improve our problem solving abilities and our memories, naps can also enhance perceptive skills and speed up reaction times. But the benefits go way beyond that. Short daytime sleeps have been shown to be good for the heart, decrease blood pressure, help our bodies cope with stress and even help us battle the bulge.

Naps and the heart

Regular naps have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.Those who have a siesta at least three times a week were shown in research to be more than a third less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.

A leading scientist from the extensive study, Dimitrios Trichopoulos of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston said

“Taking a nap could turn out to be an important weapon in the fight against coronary mortality.”

The effect proved to be particularly strong for working men. Those who regularly took a little time out from their working day to have a short snooze had a sixty-four percent lower risk of death from heart disease. However, even non-workers showed a benefit. Those occasionally napping had a twelve percent lower coronary mortality rate and those who systematically napped had a thirty-seven percent reduction in death from cardiovascular events.

Naps and stress

We’ve all been there, after a few late nights it can be difficult to deal with the stresses and strains of the working day. Little problems suddenly seem insurmountable and it’s not just our minds that struggle when we’re sleep deprived, our bodies suffer too.

When we’re under psychological pressure the body releases chemicals designed to help us fight or flee. When we’re tired even more of these stress hormones flood through the body. That was great when we were cavemen fighting sabre-toothed tigers, but in the modern world when stress is sustained and psychological the results are potentially deadly. The hormones can ramp up blood pressure and blood sugar levels predisposing to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

The good news is that research shows that naps can mitigate the effects of too little sleep, decrease the release of these stress chemicals and help protect our bodies from the negative effects of stress.

So if napping is so good, why are many of us so embarrassed or ashamed of it? I mean let’s face it, whether it’s called a siesta, bhat gum or rice sleep, an afternoon snooze is ingrained into many cultures. But in the US, the UK and many other western societies, sleeping in the daytime can be seen as laziness, a sign of getting old or lacking drive. With 650,000 Americans dying of heart disease every year, maybe it’s time to change the way think and the way we work.

How to have the perfect power nap

Keep it consistent. Try to nap at the same time every day. This helps your body adjust its normal circadian rhythms and ensures you get maximum benefit. Schedule it in your diary and make it a regular part of your daily routine.

Sleep or stimulants? Do you slug back a strong cup of coffee to beat that post-lunch slump? If you do, you may not be taking the best approach. A study compared the effectiveness of caffeine, day time naps and getting more night-time sleep as ways of overcoming the afternoon dip and the nap won hands down.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to bin the Java. Both napping aficionados and scientific researchers at Loughborough University recommend having a cup of coffee immediately before your nap. When you wake twenty minutes later, the caffeine will have kicked in so that you get a double boost.

It’s all about the adenosine. Adenosine is the chemical responsible for our feelings of tiredness, it slows down nerve cell activity making us sluggish and slow. Adenosine levels naturally decrease when we snooze and caffeine blocks our body’s response to the chemical- so together you have the ultimate power nap.

Afternoon delight. Most of us start to flag between one and four pm. It’s the result of our in-built body clock and the build-up of adenosine. Stop the slump by scheduling a short snooze after lunch.

Short is sweet. Do you wake up from a nap groggy, confused and fit for nothing but rolling over and going back to sleep? If you do, you may be sleeping for too long. Avoid this “sleep inertia” by setting an alarm and aiming for no more than twenty to thirty minutes max.

Turn off the lights. Our bodies are programmed to respond to darkness and light. Flicking the switch or using an eye-mask will help you doze off and plenty of bright light will reenergize you when you’re awake.

Cover up. When we sleep our metabolism slows down and our body temperature drops, a light blanket or an extra sweater will help you stay comfortable.

While you’re waiting for the culture at work to catch up with medical research, it’s still possible to enjoy a siesta and avoid getting fired. Try snoozing in the car, under your desk or even in a stationery cupboard during your lunch hour.

Napping could improve your work performance, your health and your wellbeing. So what are you waiting for? Remember, It’s not laziness, it’s a way of rebooting your system so that it is better able to cope with challenges. So if you find your eyelids drooping when the clock ticks past midday, make like Coolidge and Kennedy and catch some ZZZZs.

 Sourced from:  http://preventdisease.com/news/16/081716_Could-Nap-A-Day-Save-Your-Life.shtml

Love Is Who We Are

Editor’s note: Saw this on an article earlier today and it moved me to tears…

“It’s safe again to be meek.  It’s acceptable again to be innocent.  It’s wise now to trust again.  It’s clear that unconditionally love wins the day.  AS unconditional love is who and what we are.  Love is what it means to be human.   Love is meant to be generously shared and received.  Love is who and what we are made of.  Love is our genetic coding.  Love is the truth.  And God is love.  So must we be.”

Sourced from: http://www.ascensionwithearth.com/2016/08/birth-announcement-sitrep-140000-est.html#more

Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason

Editor’s note:  This article ties in with my piece, On Grief – Part 2.  http://www.loveinactionnow.com/?p=124

I emerge from this conversation dumbfounded. I’ve seen this a million times before, but it still gets me every time.

I’m listening to a man tell a story. A woman he knows was in a devastating car accident; her life shattered in an instant. She now lives in a state of near-permanent pain; a paraplegic; many of her hopes stolen.

He tells of how she had been a mess before the accident, but that the tragedy had engendered positive changes in her life. That she was, as a result of this devastation, living a wonderful life.

And then he utters the words. The words that are responsible for nothing less than emotional, spiritual and psychological violence:

Everything happens for a reason. That this was something that had to happen in order for her to grow.

That’s the kind of bullshit that destroys lives. And it is categorically untrue.

It is amazing to me that so many of these myths persist—and that is why I share actionable tools and strategies to work with your pain in my free newsletter. These myths are nothing more than platitudes cloaked as sophistication, and they preclude us from doing the one and only thing we must do when our lives are turned upside down: grieve.

You know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve heard these countless times. You’ve probably even uttered them a few times yourself. And every single one of them needs to be annihilated.

Let me be crystal clear: if you’ve faced a tragedy and someone tells you in any way, shape or form that your tragedy was meant to be, that it happened for a reason, that it will make you a better person, or that taking responsibility for it will fix it, you have every right to remove them from your life.

Grief is brutally painful. Grief does not only occur when someone dies. When relationships fall apart, you grieve. When opportunities are shattered, you grieve. When dreams die, you grieve. When illnesses wreck you, you grieve.

So I’m going to repeat a few words I’ve uttered countless times; words so powerful and honest they tear at the hubris of every jackass who participates in the debasing of the grieving:

Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried. 

These words come from my dear friend Megan Devine, one of the only writers in the field of loss and trauma I endorse. These words are so poignant because they aim right at the pathetic platitudes our culture has come to embody on an increasingly hopeless level. Losing a child cannot be fixed. Being diagnosed with a debilitating illness cannot be fixed. Facing the betrayal of your closest confidante cannot be fixed.

They can only be carried.

I hate to break it to you, but although devastation can lead to growth, it often doesn’t. The reality is that it often destroys lives. And the real calamity is that this happens precisely because we’ve replaced grieving with advice. With platitudes. With our absence.

I now live an extraordinary life. I’ve been deeply blessed by the opportunities I’ve had and the radically unconventional life I’ve built for myself. Yet even with that said, I’m hardly being facetious when I say that loss has not in and of itself made me a better person. In fact, in some ways it’s hardened me.

While so much loss has made me acutely aware and empathetic of the pains of others, it has made me more insular and predisposed to hide. I have a more cynical view of human nature, and a greater impatience with those who are unfamiliar with what loss does to people.

Above all, I’ve been left with a pervasive survivor’s guilt that has haunted me all my life. This guilt is really the genesis of my hiding, self-sabotage and brokenness.

In short, my pain has never been eradicated, I’ve just learned to channel it into my work with others. I consider it a great privilege to work with others in pain, but to say that my losses somehow had to happen in order for my gifts to grow would be to trample on the memories of all those I lost too young; all those who suffered needlessly, and all those who faced the same trials I did early in life, but who did not make it.

I’m simply not going to do that. I’m not going to construct some delusional narrative fallacy for myself so that I can feel better about being alive. I’m not going to assume that God ordained me for life instead of all the others so that I could do what I do now. And I’m certainly not going to pretend that I’ve made it through simply because I was strong enough; that I became “successful” because I “took responsibility.”

There’s a lot of “take responsibility” platitudes in the personal development space, and they are largely nonsense. People tell others to take responsibility when they don’t want to understand.

Because understanding is harder than posturing. Telling someone to “take responsibility” for their loss is a form of benevolent masturbation. It’s the inverse of inspirational porn: it’s sanctimonious porn.

Personal responsibility implies that there’s something to take responsibility for. You don’t take responsibility for being raped or losing your child. You take responsibility for how you choose to live in the wake of the horrors that confront you, but you don’t choose whether you grieve. We’re not that smart or powerful. When hell visits us, we don’t get to escape grieving.

This is why all the platitudes and fixes and posturing are so dangerous: in unleashing them upon those we claim to love, we deny them the right to grieve.

In so doing, we deny them the right to be human. We steal a bit of their freedom precisely when they’re standing at the intersection of their greatest fragility and despair.

No one—and I mean no one—has that authority. Though we claim it all the time.

The irony is that the only thing that even can be “responsible” amid loss is grieving.

So if anyone tells you some form of get over it, move on, or rise above, you can let them go.

If anyone avoids you amidst loss, or pretends like it didn’t happen, or disappears from your life, you can let them go.

If anyone tells you that all is not lost, that it happened for a reason, that you’ll become better as a result of your grief, you can let them go.

Let me reiterate: all of those platitudes are bullshit.

You are not responsible to those who try to shove them down your throat. You can let them go.

I’m not saying you should. That is up to you, and only up to you. It isn’t an easy decision to make and should be made carefully. But I want you to understand that you can.

I’ve grieved many times in my life. I’ve been overwhelmed with shame and self-hatred so strong it’s nearly killed me.

The ones who helped—the only ones who helped—were those who were there. And saidnothing.

In that nothingness, they did everything.

I am here—I have lived—because they chose to love me. They loved me in their silence, in their willingness to suffer with me, alongside me, and through me. They loved me in their desire to be as uncomfortable, as destroyed, as I was, if only for a week, an hour, even just a few minutes.

Most people have no idea how utterly powerful this is.

Are there ways to find “healing” amid devastation? Yes. Can one be “transformed” by the hell life thrusts upon them? Absolutely. But it does not happen if one is not permitted to grieve. Because grief itself is not an obstacle.

The obstacles come later. The choices as to how to live; how to carry what we have lost; how to weave a new mosaic for ourselves? Those come in the wake of grief. It cannot be any other way.

Grief is woven into the fabric of the human experience. If it is not permitted to occur, its absence pillages everything that remains: the fragile, vulnerable shell you might become in the face of catastrophe.

Yet our culture has treated grief as a problem to be solved, an illness to be healed, or both. In the process, we’ve done everything we can to avoid, ignore, or transform grief. As a result, when you’re faced with tragedy you usually find that you’re no longer surrounded by people, you’re surrounded by platitudes.

What to Offer Instead

When a person is devastated by grief, the last thing they need is advice. Their world has been shattered. This means that the act of inviting someone—anyone—into their world is an act of great risk. To try and fix or rationalize or wash away their pain only deepens their terror.

Instead, the most powerful thing you can do is acknowledge. Literally say the words:

I acknowledge your pain. I am here with you.

Note that I said with you, not for you. For implies that you’re going to do something. That is not for you to enact. But to stand with your loved one, to suffer with them, to listen to them, to do everything but something is incredibly powerful.

There is no greater act than acknowledgment. And acknowledgment requires no training, no special skills, no expertise. It only requires the willingness to be present with a wounded soul, and to stay present, as long as is necessary.

Be there. Only be there. Do not leave when you feel uncomfortable or when you feel like you’re not doing anything. In fact, it is when you feel uncomfortable and like you’re notdoing anything that you must stay.

Because it is in those places—in the shadows of horror we rarely allow ourselves to enter—where the beginnings of healing are found. This healing is found when we have others who are willing to enter that space alongside us. Every grieving person on earth needs these people.

Thus I beg you, I plead with you, to be one of these people.

You are more needed than you will ever know.

And when you find yourself in need of those people, find them. I guarantee they are there.

Everyone else can go.

I’m Tim, and The Adversity Within is a blog dedicated to examining the topic of resilience in the face of adversity, while inspiring readers to stand headstrong in their grief and fight for their own evolution. Living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, I explore topics like post-traumatic growth, survival, and self-reliance. No one should face adversity alone.Subscribe to my mailing list below for free weekly writings delivered to your inbox, and follow me along on Facebook and Twitter.

Sourced from: http://www.timjlawrence.com/blog/2015/10/19/everything-doesnt-happen-for-a-reason

On Grief – Part 2

I read this article today about how to respond to people who are grieving.  The last things to say, according to this article, are comments like “it’s all for the best” or “you will learn something from this” or “they are in a better place” or likely everyone’s least favorite: “this happens for a reason.”

While the author is a little bit extreme when he suggests to ditch these people, he is very correct when he asserts we don’t know how to deal with grief.  We don’t.  In fact, I feel guided to write about this because it is one of the things my friend who exited her body last week spoke of. Continue reading “On Grief – Part 2”

First Contact, Disclosure With Extraterrestrials; Skyaia Show #94 Aug 16 2016

Editor’s note:  I have been watching Dr. Simon Atkin’s Skyaia show all year.  Fascinating material in tonight’s show.  I have had numerous ufo experiences, both by watching the skies and in the astral world.  I will be sharing these experiences at another time.  

On Grief

Man, the last week has really knocked me on my ass.  I know I promised to share some words on how to bring heaven here on earth, but that must wait.  As John Lennon sang, “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.”  Well life indeed did happen to me last week.  It drop-kicked me into the state of grief.

I first received news last Friday that a very special person in my life, who recently had a tumor removed from his brain, now has brain cancer.  A rare form.  Having only reconnected with him in the past couple of years, the news hit me hard.  We knew each other as kids so there is an extra poignancy in all of this.  As I attempted to wrap my mind around this, the tears began to flow.  Within a couple of days I felt I was starting to be able to grasp the brevity of the situation when I received the news that a friend of mine died suddenly last Wednesday after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading “On Grief”

Vaccines, Vaccine Injury, & My Perspective as a Doctor & Mom

An Apology Letter:

I’ve ordered thousands of vaccines in my career as a physician.   Until recently I had never considered vaccine injury as more than folklore.  Weeks ago I never would’ve believed a story about vaccine injured triplets….so the past few weeks have been difficult.  I have struggled to make sense of all that I have seen and learned.  I met a mother of triplets the other weekend, a very attractive white woman with years added onto her face and her smile.  She recalled to me the day her triplets were born.  She and her then husband were ecstatic that she was able to carry them for 36 weeks.

At the time, mom was so happy that they were inside of her long enough to mature, they were born perfectly healthy.  I can totally relate since I am now twelve weeks post0partum.  I had very similar worries carrying my little princess.  Mom’s eyes dropped though as I gave her a hearty smile of excitement.  The same day that her triplets were given their six-month check-up and vaccines, was the same day that all three of her kids checked out.  She said it was as if someone replaced her children with new ones.  They unlearned all they knew…regressed and screamed for days.  I stood there motionless and speechless.  She didn’t want my pity, nor my tears, she just wanted me to know.

I’m a new mom, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, and a family medicine physician.  I’m from a small town called Gary, Indiana.  As a matter of fact, I practice medicine about two blocks away from the house that I along-with my eight brothers and sisters grew up in.  My dad bought the house in the 60s, after he met my mom.  They both migrated to the Midwest to escape the blatant racial tension of the deep south, and the rest is history.

In our small town the emergency room is named after my dad for all the great medical care he has provided through the years.  During the financial boom he even donated money to build part of it… He’s a pretty special guy; we both can sit and gush about each other for hours at a time.  I’ve always been a Daddy’s girl.

I came back home to practice medicine in our small town after spending eight years in Nashville, TN.  I did my undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University.  After graduation I went to medical school at Meharry Medical College, my Dad’s alma matar, with my two sisters Ruth and Rebekkah.

Our family-run clinic is sometimes my pride and joy, and other times the bane of my existence lol.  My brother Nathaniel is the director (he says he’s going to miss me being pregnant because I was much more pleasant).  My mom Ruthie is the manager (she expects us to wear our white coats even when the AC is out).  My Dad, the smartest and most charming doctor I’ve ever met, is 86 and he still sees patients a few times a week.  We also have a wonderful doctor named Shelly Sandifer in our clinic.  She came to work with us after my sister Rebekkah passed away trying to have a child of her own.  Dr. Sandifer has a lovely Bajan/British accent, a great sense of humor, and the patients love her.  We practice community medicine every single day.

We treat families at our clinic.  Sometimes I don’t have to ask patients much about their family history.  I treat their aunts, uncles, parents, and sometimes even their grandparents…it’s the best feeling in the world.  Our patients trust us to take care of them, and that is something that we all take very personally. When we say, “our family, treating your family…” we absolutely mean it.

We all took an oath to first and foremost “Do No Harm.”  It’s been difficult. Throughout my tenure as a physician, I have watched while our academy has pushed certain medication that we find years later has been causing more harm than good…that hurts.

I have witnessed the vaccine schedule grow from 16 doses of 4 vaccines from birth to six years old when I was a child, to the current recommendation of 49 doses of 14 vaccines between birth and age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines between birth and the age of eighteen….and we’ve been giving them on-time, sometimes five shots a day to help kids ‘catch-up’, and all without question.  Medical school and residency taught us all to do so.

I guess I cant help but wonder if there’s a connection between the fact that when we had to give fewer vaccines we had fewer childhood diseases.  It is only human to wonder.  We had fewer learning disabilities, less asthma, less autism, and less diabetes.  Autism in particular was 1 in 500 in the late seventies and it has now skyrocketed to 1 in 50.  Why so many?  Why so soon?

I am so sorry that I didn’t know that the government has paid out $3billion to families injured by vaccines through the VICP (Vaccine Injury Compensation Program).  As a matter of fact, I assumed that all vaccines were very very safe.  They have to be because we give them to everyone’s kids, right?!??  I am so sorry that I didn’t realize that there are tens of thousands of families on a list that have never received compensation because they couldn’t 100% prove that the vaccine created an injury (even though many of them can pinpoint the day and time that their babies’ lights dimmed).

And until recently, I had never heard of a CDC scientist/whistleblower named Dr. William Thompson (note, I can’t link to a story because even the article written in Forbes has been removed online).  Dr Thompson was brave enough to come forward because his conscience was killing him.  I feel like such an ignorant ASS to say the least.

Dr. Thompson revealed that a study conducted at the CDC showed a 236% increase in the rate of autism in African-American boys who received the MMR vaccine before the age of 36 months.  He states that an internal decision was made to change the study results to demonstrate that there was no increased risk…and he feels really bad about all the lives he ruined.

The documentary Vaxxed plays a percentage of the four hours of voice recordings between the whistleblower/Dr. Thompson and another scientist.  All of this would be impossible to believe without those recorded phone conversations.

Of course I am Black mom, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.  As a Black physician, with a mostly Black patient base, I am very very concerned and very sorry.  But I am also concerned as a person that loves all people and children regardless of race.  What does this information about one vaccine on one group of children infer about all vaccines and all groups of children?

As a mom of a new tiny precious being and a doctor of many, I am left with so many questions:  Should vaccines be delayed?  Are any vaccines safe?  If so, which ones?  Are there more vaccine-injured victims that we even know about?  Should genetic testing be conducted on all children before we assume that they can tolerate all of those vaccines?

And my most important question: Why won’t Congress subpoena Dr. Thompson so that we can really really know the truth about this particular vaccine.

I have to thank Del Bigtree for taking the time to show me the data that I was inadvertently pretending not to see, and I really have to thank Dr. Thompson.  Without this information, we would never have known, and it all would’ve just been written off as mishmash of conspiracy theories.

With what I now know, I cannot support mandatory vaccines for children.  Some kids respond well to vaccines, but others do not.  How can we be sure who will and who will not?  Should we really sacrifice one for many?  Parents have to have the right to choose!  Parents have to make their own informed decisions.   Parents deserve access to this information which has been buried so deep that even I, a practicing physician, hadn’t been aware of.

I apologize from the bottom of my heart to any children and parents that I have unknowingly harmed.  I had no idea.

Please ask questions and make the time to go see the documentary Vaxxed. Form your own opinions, do your own research, and then talk to your physician.   Demand to hear from Dr. Thompson, pass this information along to your loved ones, and start these conversations. We all deserve answers, and this is the only way to get any.

People keep asking me if I’m scared to speak about this.  My realest fear is that we will continue to assume that these moms are making this stuff up.

Sincerely,

Rachael L Ross, M.D., PhD
Sourced from: http://drrachael.com/vaccines-vaccine-injuries-my-perspective-as-a-doctor-and-mom/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

The 5D Grid in Mother Earth ∞The Pleiadian High Council of Seven

Editor’s note:  I’m not really into channeling and as such will not be sharing much in the way of such pieces – not that I don’t believe it isn’t possible – but because you don’t ever really know where the information is coming from.  However, when something resonates with me, as this piece does, I will be sharing.  We are transforming and I see this occurring not only in others but definitely in myself.  All of my old “stuff” keeps coming up and this time around, overall, it is becoming easier to transform and heal and move into a better version of myself.  Enjoy!

“We are the Pleiadian High Council of Seven, and we are pleased to offer you our words of wisdom.

We are very pleased to offer you the following transmission because it is all good news. There has been a time period for planet Earth where you have been using your training wheels, so to speak. You have been not completely sovereign, not completely independent. And you are at this time removing those training wheels and being given full access to the grid lines on planet Earth that are capable of sustaining a fifth-dimensional frequency for all of humankind.

This is a huge accomplishment for humanity. You are earning your stripes, so to speak, and you have many well wishers who are giving you a thumbs up and a pat on the back. There is more to come, of course. But for now, your access to these grid lines is going to be felt by the more sensitive ones on planet Earth. Those of you who are tapped in to Earth energies are going to feel this more intensely than those who are less grounded.

Right now would be a very good time to be grounding yourself to mother Earth and feeling for the access that you have to these energies. You have awakened a powerful force within your own planet, and you have done so by maintaining the frequency that you have as a collective in spite of all of the chaos that you’ve experienced on planet Earth over the past ten or eleven months.

It has been a very intense time, and whether you are awakened or not, you have some sense of this as a member of the human collective. Those of you who are awakened have the ability to hear this message and to open yourselves more completely to the powerful grid that lies underneath your feet. This grid is a match vibrationally to the photonic energy and light that is hitting your world.

So you are getting it from both ends, and there’s nowhere for your lower frequency energies to hide. So they may come up and out of you in a variety of ways, including physical symptoms, emotional instability, and even chaotic circumstances in your lives. But you needn’t worry, and you certainly need not assume that you are backsliding or regressing in some way. Quite the opposite is true. It’s time to congratulate yourselves for a job well done. It is time to celebrate.

We are the Pleiadian High Council of Seven, and we are very fond of all of you. That is all.”

Sourced from: http://danielscranton.com/the-5d-grid-in-mother-earth-%E2%88%9Ethe-pleiadian-high-council-of-seven/

Remembering Who We Are

I came into this world knowing I was here for a reason.  I remember when I was small, I would watch adults interact with one another while thinking “they don’t get it.”  What was this “it”?  I couldn’t put it together then but I still remember thinking these words often.  Today I understand what my Higher Self was communicating to my childlike way of understanding.  Most of us forget who we really are and get lost in doing what the System tells us to do and who we are.

It keeps us preoccupied with working jobs most of us hate if not just tolerate.  Even if you do love your work, you still know it is something the System says you must do.  This is so we can earn money to pay others to live here.  I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell didn’t sign anything upon my arrival on this planet that says “in order to live here and survive you must pay others money”. Continue reading “Remembering Who We Are”

The Energies Of The Lion’s Gate – 8/8/16

Editor’s note: Speaking for myself, I have been experiencing headaches and nausea – symptoms which are highly unusual for me (I never get headaches and I mean never).  Also experiencing body tension and pains in new/unusual ways.  It is imperative for those of us experiencing these energies to gently care for ourselves.  Get extra sleep.  Rest when you need to.  Drink extra water.  Listen to quiet, gentle music.  Ground yourself by walking barefoot outside.  Purge those old emotions coming up.  In short – put love in action by loving YOU.  

So much is happening energetically at this time. The incredibly powerful Lions Gate energies are building. For some this energy is knocking them down. Lots of sleep as the body is processing these upgrades. Some are finding themselves in full blown detox mode with stomach upset, nausea, headaches and all over body aches. Some, like myself are finding themselves grounded so that we are still. I fell off my bike and the subsequent knee injury has slowed me down considerably. While annoying, it allows me the “excuse” to rest and integrate, something I don’t do enough. It can’t be said enough that sometimes pain helps us to ground in the body. It keeps us from floating too far above by keeping our focus on/in the body. When we are completely grounded in the body, integration of the codes is much easier.

There is an action component to this energy. A stepping into your power.  It is pushing us to DO. For some this push will give them the courage to release all that stuff carried that simply doesn’t match the soul’s vibration. For other’s they find the ideas and inspiration flowing and opening (finally!). For some the action is simply the desire to play, to laugh, to be pure joy.

This energy is also blasting the veils that keep us steeped in this reality. Contact is being made on so many levels. Some is really obvious but for most it is subtle and we have to be aware to get the messages. Even though I have the ability to hear and see guides and angels I don’t get answers to things unless I ask. To tell me everything I want to know without my asking violates my free will and since I don’t want to spend my time asking non-stop questions they send me messages and clues in other ways too. My job is to be present and aware enough to see them.

I’ve been shown that often the guides feel as if they are on a boat on top of the water and we are below the surface attached to a tube. What they send us often gets garbled and misunderstood. As we rise to the surface (clearing our density) the information gets clearer and clearer. Therefore, they use many techniques to send us information.

Angel Numbers

These are referred to as the Awakening codes because a person starts to see the 111’s 222’s etc. Once a person starts paying attention to the numbers the fun begins. The angels will start sending numbers in different sequences that have specific messages. I even heard in a dream one night “angel number 225” repeated many times to make sure I remembered upon waking.  Simply google “Angel number ___” and sites that give detailed messages pop up.

Animal messages

Animals give us so many messages if we are just observant. Often passed loved ones will send birds and butterflies, but your Ascension team uses this method too.  You may receive dreams of certain animals and though they seem bizarre it is a clue to look up the animal to receive a message. Google “spirit animal _______”. Many sites will come up. I recommend reading a few as they each have different little nuggets of info. Read until you find the one that makes you understand the message.

Last October I was working and this fly wouldn’t leave me alone. I don’t get many flies where we are in Colorado and my office was in the basement. At first I was annoyed, but then I realized how persistent this little bugger was. It landed on my computer screen, my typing hands, even my nose. Finally I said “OK! I’ll look it up”. Fly’s message was that things were changing quickly within the next two weeks as that is how long it takes to mature from a maggot to a fly.  I didn’t know what questions to ask as so much could have been changing, so I didn’t bother to pelt my guides with questions. Instead I decided to be aware and wait. I didn’t have to wait long. Less than 24 hours later I was told my grandmother had to be hospitalized. She passed within 15 days of the fly visiting me. Fly gave me the heads up and I was able to book a flight and see her in her final days.  What was also interesting is that after I looked it up, the fly went away.

Water

Water is simply amazing. Not only will it help to clear your aura but it helps us receive messages so much clearer. It’s not uncommon for people to get a message or an idea while in the shower. This may feel like just another thought, but it’s not. I often recommend that when you are feeling rough that you take a bath with sea salt and crystals. These help to clear the aura and magnify the connection. It’s a wonderful place to meditate and hear within your heart the answers you need.

Deep Breaths

Deep Breathing is really important. Often when we are stressed we take shallow breaths, blocking the flow of communication. Some choose to do this through medication but it can also be achieved through exercise. Opening the lungs, taking the big deep breaths opens up the channel of communication. This is one of the reasons when a person finishes exercising they may have come to a conclusion regarding something bothering them or simply feel peace where before there was none. You received guidance that you understood and processed on a subconscious level. The endorphins released when exercising is awesome too.

Synchronicity

This is such a powerful tool. These appear as things working out perfectly, a person saying exactly what we needed to hear (passed loved ones use this pathway too.) or hearing an idea or suggestion multiple times from different sources. There are no coincidences, everything is designed to assist us to grow and move forward on our journey. We just have to connect the dots, like one big scavenger hunt.

Music

Sound is simply vibration that can help to raise our frequency and pull out things that need acknowledging and releasing. The type of music you listen to doesn’t matter, even instrumental pieces can hit you in the right spot. For me, I find that it isn’t generally the whole song but a particular lyric that gets me.  It gives me clues to what it is that I am releasing and also clues to where I am heading. For example:

Rhianna came out with a song entitled FourFiveSeconds, there is a lyric that says “Cause all of my kindness is taken for weakness”. This was during a time when I was releasing all the pain caused by my need to give and give regardless of cost to self

Right before the X-wave in September the song by Sean Mendes Stitches came out and the line “Got a feeling that I’m going under, but I know I’ll make it alive”  It was letting me know that I would be doing deep integration, deep clearing.

The next one that got me was the song Unsteady by x-ambassadors. The lyrics “hold onto me, cause I’m a little unsteady…. If you love me, don’t let go” really hit what I was feeling. unsteady, a little insecure and the lyrics helped me to realize that I need to open up to my husband, explain what was happening within me. So glad I did.

Another time, I had been working with the Galactic Federation, bringing up my vibration so that I could properly channel their messages. I was doing better and better each time I reached toward the goal. One day I felt knocked down by the energies and went to lay down. I dreamed that the main being I was working with pulled up in my car to where I was standing and was blasting the radio. The song playing was Andy Grammer’s song Good to be Alive “I think I found my hallelujah, I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life, Now all my dreams are coming true, ya I’ve been waiting for this moment It’s good to be alive right about now” He then turned off the radio and told me congratulations, I had achieved my goal.

These are just a few ways your team utilizes to contact you, whatever it is for you, is perfect. The most important component is having and expressing gratitude for the messages. Send a shout out to your team “Message received! Thank you”. This lets them know that the method worked and it is a good avenue to send you a message. The more you do this, the channels of communication will strengthen and you will naturally become more observant.

Allow these energies to help you with your own personal connection. Sending you all lots of love, blessings and healing.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all who share this work, especially those honoring the contribution by keeping the links intact.❤

Jenny

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