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Monday, December 31, 2012

77 Mini Self-Assessments For Better Nutrition & Health

Food Fight #48

There are many check-ups we must do ourselves. Many are useful as basic reminders to guide us back on track. Each question/answer can serve as an early indicator of an area for possible improvement. Some questions may not be appealing; but hey, we're all adults. The sooner we get used to performing these mini self-assessments, the sooner we can make adjustments to our overall quest for better nutrition and health.

To benefit the most, consider each response before moving to the next question. It would also be useful to write down responses and then go back and circle areas that require attention.

1. Is nutrition my main priority?
2. Am I drinking mostly water?
3. Is my urine clear or almost clear?
4. Am I resting or sleeping when I feel tired?
5. Do I wake up naturally?
6. Do my bowels move every day?
7. What am I eating to cause my solid waste to smell like death? Eating lifeless fake food causes unhealthy internal conditions and creates odors. This imbalanced internal environment leads to dis-ease. The body is not at ease because it is under stress from not getting what it needs.
8. Does the majority of my daily intake come from plants?
9. Am I eating enough food that has only been cooked by Mother Nature? Fruits are the most common foods eaten this way but so should vegetables. How do we think humans prospered before the use of fire? Cooking is not necessary to the degree we think.
10. Does my flatulence flat out stink? However common this is, it ain't normal. See #7.
11. Do I realize fiber in plants also feeds the good bacteria in my colon? When they are fed, they release clean gas. In other words, daily odorless gas is a good sign and vice versa. Having no gas is a bad sign.
12. Since there are 168 hours in a week and I work 40 hours, what happens to the other 128 hours? 128 hours equals five, 24 hour days plus an additional 8 hours.
13. Do I use time to sit down, shut up, shut out and open up?
14. Am I making myself the priority?
15. Am I in rhythm or in a routine?
16. What can I do well if I am not faithful to it?
17. Am I more excited about the possibilities on days I don't have to go to work?
18. When I put my energy into something or someone, what am I getting in return?
19. Am I underestimating my worth?
20. Am I listening to my body?
21. Am I studying and practicing in the areas I wish were better?
22. Am I listening to my spirit?
23. Am I feeding my spirit emotional soup?
24. What am I thinking?
25. Am I wasting what I can't make while making what I can't take?
26. Am I eating food or simply edible stuff?
27. In my revised plan for success do I plan to self-assess?
28. Do I realize nutrition is the key to success?
29. Am I eating what helps me live and heals or what keeps me alive and slowly kills?
30. Am I making a difference with what makes me different?
31. Am I doing myself a favor only focusing on flavor?
32. Am I using the advantage of intuition?
33. What am I going to change?
34. Am I doing what needs to be done?
35. Is what gives me security, secure?
36. Am I doing anything that defeats my purpose?
37. What am I putting on my body that is getting into my body?
38. Am I aware what I put on my skin gets into my body?
39. Am I doing what it takes to get good cells or only to get good sales?
Self-commitment loves self-assessment. Though health is not usually approached in this manner, it is still imperative our bodies, minds and spirits receive rest and nutrition. When they don't, they are under stress. As long as this imbalance exists these parts of us remain in a constant state of stress because they are always playing catch up. As long as we continue to live this way, our minds, bodies and spirits never get a chance to move beyond where they are or heal.
40. What am I breathing?
41. What am I exposing my spirit to?
42. Do I realize pain is a warning sign, including headaches?
43. Am I feeding my spirit?
44. What am I fighting?
45. Am I fighting outside of myself more than inside myself?
46. What am I exposing my mind to?
47. Have I identified my enemies?
48. Does my cognition also depend on nutrition?
49. Am I looking for monetary proof before I pay attention to the truth?
50. Am I enjoying myself, me and I?
51. What am I a faithful servant to?
52. Am I feeding dysfunction?
53. Am I absorbing sunlight?
54. Am I doing all I can before looking elsewhere?
55. Do I realize the Doctor ordered food for the body, the soul and the mind long before any other prescription?
56. Do I realize body, mind and soul all eat the same things?
57. Am I eating what I was created to eat?
58. If I don't have what I want is it because I don't get it?
59. Am I learning?
60. Am I going with my flow?
61. What is my flow?
62. Am I living to maximize income or optimize living?
63. How much of my resource time do I spend with other aspects of nature?
64. How often do my body, mind and spirit get together and do something?
65. Am I eating fresh whole foods?
66. Am I growing any of my own food? One seed, one spot or pot.
67. Do I consider meat a requirement and salad optional?
68. Do I fully understand the powers of food?
69. Am I my weakest link?
70. Have I decided to go through the process to get to success?
71. What is feeding my emotions?
72. Am I moving towards balance?
73. Am I still trying?
74. Have I spoken each of my purposes out loud?
75. Am I aware imbalance in any area is an early warning sign of failure?
76. What am I waiting for?
77. Do I believe in myself?

Though not of the most common type, these self-assessments are necessary. They only require (1) paying attention to ourselves, (2) truth and (3) willingness. Hopefully we've written down the answers and can keep them and/or this list in a place for easy review (bathroom, refrigerator or at our fingertips whenever we may have some idle time).

Related: Epilogue: Back To Plan A

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Federal Reserve Loans to LIBOR Rigging: Robbing people to pay Paul with scandals, bank fines & flagrant fouls. How God blesses UBS & the rest

On December 11th, HSBC Holdings Plc pled guilty to money laundering and agreed to pay $1.92B to the U. S. This scenario sounded familiar.

Past and current news flashed between temporal and frontal lobes as if I was watching a basketball game of fast breaks with a lot of turnovers. Action went from one end of the court to the other and there was no time to check the score. “Why is HSBC a part of my memory? Is this one of the banks that received money from the United States?”

The answer is yes. Per, the U. S. Federal Reserve, loaned HSBC and other banks and companies millions and billions of dollars at very low interest rates.

Some of these borrowers were involved in the LIBOR rigging scandal. Per, “More than a dozen banks altered submissions used to set benchmarks such as the “London interbank offered rate” [LIBOR] to profit from bets on interest-rate derivatives or make the lenders’ finances appear healthier.”

Following is a small sample of the banks that received money from Federal Reserve emergency programs from 2007-2010 to help them through a financial crisis still affecting smaller businesses and individuals.

Now, for various reasons, several of the same banks are being investigated and fined. These amounts are not inclusive of everything a single bank may have borrowed or been fined. In some cases, the amount is higher. Although several banks received loans and fines from other countries, this data only includes the U. S. portion unless specified.

Money Laundering

HSBC Holdings Plc borrowed an average daily balance of $500M for 324 days. They were recently fined $1.92B. Their profit this year is estimated at $15.3B.

HSBC also plea bargained for a deferred prosecution agreement. Per, “In a deferred prosecution agreement, the government allows a target to avoid charges by meeting certain conditions -- including the payment of fines or penalties -- and by committing to specific reforms, either under the guidance of a monitor, or the creation of an internal compliance panel.”

In other words, we won't prosecute you further if you pay a relatively small amount of your ill-gotten gains, change some policies/procedures and then monitor yourself.

Violating U. S. Sanctions

ING Groep NV borrowed an average daily balance of $1B for 323 days. They were fined $619M for violating sanctions against Iran and Cuba.

Standard Chartered Plc borrowed an average daily balance of $800M for 462 days. They were fined $667M for violating sanctions against Iran.

Mortgage Violations

Credit Suisse Group AG, borrowed an average daily balance of $13.3B for 386 days. They were fined $120M for SEC home loan violations.

Deutsche Bank AG borrowed an average daily balance of $12.5B for 439 days. They were fined $202M for civil claims against their MortgageIT Unit.

LIBOR Rigging For 6 years (2,190 days)

Barclays Plc borrowed an average daily balance of $19.1B for 724 days. They were fined $371M. It has also been proposed Barclays pay a $470M fine for manipulating electricity markets.

UBS AG borrowed an average daily balance of $13.9B for 435 days. They were fined $1.2B. Per, “The fines, in total, amount to less than three weeks revenue at UBS, based on figures from 2011.” The settlement included criminal charges against two former traders as sacrificial scapegoats. UBS was fined an additional $48M for letting unauthorized trading go undetected.

Extra Info & Analysis

After the loans above and several hundred billion more in loans to numerous other banks, the U. S. Federal Reserve netted only $13 billion in interest and fee income from these loan programs from August 2007 through December 2009.

It appears the largest fines relative to the amount borrowed were due to violating U. S. sanctions. This means the U. S. is more interested in punishing you for not helping them bully and choke another country than the U. S. is interested in punishing you for financial crimes. Even though Senator Charles Grassley is calling for criminal charges and labels the HSBC fine as a “spit in the ocean,” nothing more will be done since a slap on the wrist is the standard procedure to punish without pain. No pain, no change.

Monitor the news for more investigations and fines and compare to this interactive list from Money will continue to pass back and forth between the same hands. The only thing that changes is the ruse to continue the transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the financial industry. In the meantime, taxpayers continue to face difficulties as a result of this financial crisis.

Summary of Shenanigans

First the U. S. loans millions/billions for a year or more at low rates.
Next, the banks invest the money for a higher return
At the same time, the banks commit other financial crimes
Last, the U. S. takes a little back via fines, spreads it to a few agencies and States and then all of the above is considered justice served and over.

If this was a basketball game, the statistics would record each of America's taxpayer-funded loans and subsequent pitiful bank fines as an assist and a no-look pass, which of course is backwards. The spectators would see each occurrence as a flagrant foul between two, without an ejection, which of course, is against the rules.

Wait! The United States did eject a player from the game. In 2012, “U.S. regulators revoked the registration of Toronto-based brokerage Biremis Corp. and barred its founders from the securities industry for failing to supervise traders who engaged in a manipulative practice.” This is same failure several of the above banks are guilty of yet they are still in the game playing with other people's lives and money.

Related: Crime Defense 101: Inherent Rights – Doing The Right Thing

More On The UBS Mess

UBS is the largest Swiss bank. The loans from the U. S. helped UBS, the Swiss government and its people. The U. S. provided an average of $13.5B for 435 days. The highest outstanding balance was $77.5B. The Swiss government separately loaned UBS $7.1B. You can see the imbalance. Why is America doing more for the Swiss than the Swiss government?

To make up for this imbalance, when it comes to LIBOR and unauthorized trading fines, the U. S. is due to receive the lion's share of $1.25B ($1,000 million plus $250 million) compared to the Swiss only getting $0.04B ($40 million). Hmmn!

The U. S. loans were from August 2007 thru April 2010. During the middle of this, in February 2009, UBS agreed to pay $780M to avoid U. S. prosecution on charges that it helped thousands of wealthy Americans evade taxes using the infamous Swiss bank account. “UBS is one of the world’s largest managers of private wealth assets.” It is the rich people's bank of choice, capitalism and democracy. To answer the question raised two paragraphs earlier, America's main focus was to help the rich not the Swiss people; America's main purpose was to help out a government that has helped the rich hideout for so long. God Bless UBS & The Rest!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Epilogue: Back To Plan A

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

Transforming and being transformed are encoded into every dimension. Every molecule understands Plan A and that they are part of the most abundant natural resource – spiritual nutrition.

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Due to a malfunction in a seam of transition, a prodigal child, barely able to count and without knowledge of self, fought for all other wealth. Somehow the child established kingdoms and a node, all built with war chests acquired by any means necessary including a blank conscience to cover acceptable loss.

During this reign of error, there was no harmony because there was no homogeneity of history, as far as origin was concerned. There was no homogeneity as far as living rights were concerned. There was little nutrition.

Billions drowned on dry land because they were thirsty and hungry. Many efforts to help amounted to thimblefuls because they picked people up without dealing with why they fell down. Some elected to help but voted against it, then gave without teaching, offered answers but not solutions, provided assistance from Point A to Barrier B and insisted people help themselves while ignoring those who worked against them. Much was appreciated but the Band-aids kept coming off.

Reports and tallies to the prodigal saint told a different story and were published as is. There were enough needs to keep everyone from focusing their energies getting to the bottom of why. Citizens simply adjusted to imbalance. Some waited for the unseen and settled for the evident. Others chose the recent over the ancient. Both chose their own detriment. Contradictions became okay, especially the emboldening of excess which all the major problems depended on. In fact, most of the negative things affecting humanity were traced to a crisis of conscience – a malfunction due to a lack of nutrition.

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Yet, as soon as some begin to take steps towards nutrition, their molecules begin to revive, collect themselves and regain their sensing. They begin to remember. Then, True To Their Word feeds them intuition and wisdom. Poverty becomes clarity and they finally realize, monetary cost is a monetary loss but opportunity cost is an irreplaceable loss. The more they review human history and reorient their subconsciousness, the more they understand. All it takes is will, a free resource issued at birth.

Many more begin counting all their resources and abandoning other measures of success. And through the spirit being, a life of meaning follows, according to plan. The host of voices grow and blend into a cadence already in progress - elements forming numbers in Divine Order counting all things from 1 to 11 to 22 to perfection.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 10: Rhetorical Learning Demands A Recount

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

During this last phase of the most recent Dark Age, humankind's turn under modern terms is on expected fade. The most rhetorical of all telling reminders is this: We are not supreme beyond our minds. This is the answer we already know the questions to. Who's in charge? Where is the power?

Humans cannot create Spirit life or Earthly life. We cannot create any of the fundamental components for us to exist or continue to exist.

Even now numerous things such as bacteria, insects and plants are more prolific and dominant than us. These “germs,” “pests,” “weeds” and “invasives” are trying to teach us who's boss. They point elsewhere. We have yet to fully embrace the equally formidable powers of sun, wind and water for examples. We continue to try to work against these resources. When they live up to their greatness, we label them as violent forces and try to stop them from doing what they were sent here to do.

We continue to lose these battles and continue to waste the power of diverse talents and teachings. For instance, in the blink of the sun's eye there is enough energy to meet the entire world's energy needs for a year. Many of us have heard of the 99% versus the 1% but in a true show of greatness, the sun is over 99% of the total mass of the solar system. All the other planets and celestial bodies are less than 1%. This makes Earth, miniscule indeed. Where is the power? Wait! Our solar system is just one of countless solar systems in the universe. Even the sun itself is quite miniscule in relation to the whole.

Here we are, one species among several million in a tiny Earth and tiny solar system but without respect or reverence for the entirety who put this together and holds this together which makes living possible for little ol' me and you.

Yet, an encompassing perspective is covering Earth. The peace of three millennial yesterdays is headed this way; but first the upheaval, then the fulfillment. Earth is continuing to transform as it always has. Mother is guiding homeward those who follow her voice.

The current interglacial optimum is receding. Settings are being adjusted. Climate is changing as it always has. The conditions for living fully have not changed – synchronization with natural systems. Though current adults may escape the full effects of this shifting, our children and grandchildren likely will not. As always, there will be new mountains and new valleys. Land and sea will return and reclaim. Those who know themselves and the land will be the seeds who will sprout true leaves.

Have we taught our children how to survive on their own or have we taught them how to survive together? The better lives we are preparing them for will be as useless as technology without an energy source. Those better lives will deteriorate like goodliness and physical health in modern times if our children are not learning themselves and natural ways. The only time we have is the choice we now face. Will we count ourselves in or be counted out?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 9: Harmony Is Energy Conservation

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

“Try to become something that you're not and lose the essence of who you are.”
- - Dumb Donald (Fat Albert, the movie)

Energy is an essence of life. When something runs counter to the spirit, we feel physically, mentally and spiritually drained. It literally sucks the life out of us. This happens frequently when we are out of our element. We are out of sync as the compound element of spirit, body and mind when these three are not simultaneously in the place they should be.

For many, work is a culprit that depletes energy on all levels. “All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.”* Work that is in keeping with the spirit is an energizing feedback loop.

Another culprit that saps energy is an incompatible relationship. This can be with a family member or someone who really is not a friend. The basic problem is one or both people are not in a proper relationship with themselves. As a result, trying to be in sync is subject to many difficulties. These experiences, especially with grown folks, are draining.

A third energy trap is when we meet someone, become “romantic,” and often become family members. Sometimes, rather than putting efforts towards personal growth, a lot of energy is put into a romantic relationship with expectations that go beyond what any grown up relationship is able to provide. Romantic love is not a substitute for personal growth. It is not a source of security or a guarantor of love & happiness.

We can stop wasting energy by focusing on our personal trinity and feeding them accordingly. Mind, body and soul will help us become our next best friend. We will be able to transcend man, woman, self-sabotage and anything that is human-defined and human-confined. We will live in the world and the universe. We will begin to have spirited conversations revealing possibilities beyond ourselves and beyond the human species. We will honor our responsibility to the universal ecosystem - the resonating connection our spirit being wants to be in tune with.

Human animals will never attempt divine things unless the divine is nurtured within them. The only example of harmony we have that blends massive amounts of diversity is the Divine Order. If we are ever going to achieve harmony, this is the blueprint. The universal ecosystem is the trueprint for success. Anything that runs counter to this is wasteful.

Nothing becomes high just by simply holding it high. We must stop talking about global this and that while performing nationhood atrocities all over the map. We must abandon lipservice to the Golden Rule while those with the most gold, rule or those who deem themselves golden, rule. We must stop reciting parables if we're not going to learn the lessons. We must stop trusting our Deities will change things for us while we remain the same. We must stop fighting for specific rights by ones and somes and not for inherent rights of everyone, including little ones, elderly ones, sick ones, stumbling ones, veteran ones, disabled ones, natural disaster ones, systemically disenfranchised ones and those under institutional attack.

Once we begin using nutrition as the solution, our essence, which is energy in harmony, will be much easier to achieve and cheaper because we won't be wasting energy.

*Ecclesiates 6:7, KJV of the Jewish-Christian Bible

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 8: Human History Is Revealing & Healing

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

"A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture [and] affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself."
When he made this statement, Malcolm X spoke on several levels, perhaps without knowing. This statement is appropriate to individuals, groups and humans in total.

If we really mean what we say about tolerance, compassion, diversity, legality, constitutions, sensitivity training and all such concepts that indicate inclusiveness then all that is taught regarding human history must be inclusive of what took place.

For the human race, it stands to reason, if we have one beginning, there is one overall history. If we have one beginning, there is also one transcending. Spirit beings move towards this wholeness because it releases inner peace, thus outward peace. Human beings who are rising in self-knowledge move away from a fragmented, partitioned mindset and towards a more cohesive existence. Only by spirit will people become unified. This awareness springs up in season like steady progress.

One of the main inhibitors of humanity's growth has been the devaluing of humans and other life. In 1614, Captain John Smith describes the people he met when he first reached the “New England” area of America as “a goodly people.” He did not call them "savages" or anything that lessened who they were. Even between Christopher Columbus and Herodotus they praised people from Ethiopia, Khemet/(Egypt), Dominican Republic and from San Salvador; an island of the Bahamas. These goodly people shared among themselves and with newcomers.

Honesty and truth are energizing. Mind-centered living, having cut itself off from learning, must look elsewhere. This elsewhere is overindulgence of one or more basic senses. In the case of history, the overindulgence of pride and desire have caused other knowledge to be either left out or plagiarized.

Based on the histories told by various branches of the family tree, it sounds like everyone with their separate Divinities and culture, simultaneously sprang up on Earth and each developed their own root system with all the basics for survival and civilization. These separate, different Gods and Higher Powers couldn't afford separate Earths for themselves and their separate people. After realizing they had to share Creation space, they agreed on natural laws of the ecosystem but not on rules of living for human interaction. Even so, not one of these Higher Powers opted to separate their people by having them live underwater, underground, breathe carbon dioxide or have incompatible reproductive systems.

This ill-logical notion of human history grates the senses with no other purpose but to annoy angels attempting to reorient this recent ball of confusion back towards fusion. The notion of separate histories turns the world counter to the Pangaea - the one continent that existed in the beginning. Evidently people must think the heavenly host heard on high is singing different songs in different choirs with different directors. I don't think this is what is meant by Psalm 100:1 that says “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.”

As long as we continue to keep up the historical, religious and geographic differences that claim we are fundamentally different and do not share a common beginning and ending (historically, earthly and spiritually), then the noise of strife, suffering, brutality, callousness and abuse will continue to dominate the Dark Age that exists today.

Truth is, every branch of the human family comes from one rootstock. Historical representations that deny or ignore this fact, fuel superiority, hatred and disparities. This type of education is not the key to success for humanity to fulfill itself.

First history must be revealed, the good, bad and ugly. Then and only then is the healing of the human race possible. A good place to start are basic facts like Queen Mothers Ardi, Lucy and Eve. If we don't start tens of thousands of years ago, current perception of history will never match reality and expectations of inclusiveness will never match outcomes.
"Of all our studies, [human] history is best qualified to reward our research."
- - Malcolm X
“There is nothing new in the world except the [human] history you do not know.”
- - Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Everyone is included in this summary of recent history by W. E. B DuBois, “The White Masters of the World.” Note: It may be helpful to print this article or copy, then paste special as unformatted text into a word processing program and increase the font.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 7: Love & Happiness, Ready Or Not?

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

Love and happiness are basically the same thing. The real pursuit of either one is an internal experience. This experience is anchored to the ideas and standards we set, respect and connect with.

Mind-centered living comes with the ability to care for another deeply but since it does not involve the entire self, how can connecting with another spirit occur? How can self-love blossom if the entire self is not considered worthy of respect? Personal connection only comes physically, mentally and emotionally while the search for satisfaction is ongoing. It is never found. Souls have no chance of mating.

As always we must align spirit, body and mind, nurture ourselves with food, pursue purpose with passion and improve self-awareness. Once these pieces are on their way together, love & happiness become possible.

Love is an enhancement. It's way up there above deep desire, devotion, affection and emotion. Love is entire. Because love is the whole shebang, it retains all of its faculties. It doesn't lose its mind or go blind. Love does not cause us to abandon the path to our better selves because love and happiness emanate from a spirit trying its best to express its fullest from the Highest.

The combination of dedication, devotion and determination directed towards making ourselves better is the epitome of love making love and a hallmark of happy people everywhere.

Many of us want to reach places far from where we are but we don't have the time, patience or energy to travel the learning process to get there. We prefer to be swept off our feet and carried or we trade newfound time, patience and energy to earn money to purchase our way to love & happiness.

The reason we live and breathe must not be for imitators of love & happiness. It's Day 7 and, by now, we should be getting the sense, that perhaps, we're not making the most of what we've got. If we've followed this series we should have encountered a few reminders of how we can give ourselves a better chance to reach our goals by using all available, mostly free resources.

Hopefully we will stop hiding from what we are seeking and take more steps towards our potential. Now is the time to decide whether we are ready or not for love & happiness.

Related: Holy Words Of Love
What Do I Need In Order To Heal?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 6: Intuition & Wisdom Aligning
Ways Of Knowing

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

Intuition is a precursor to wisdom. Both are thoughts from the spirit mind who pass into the basic mind to bring us awareness and knowledge. We must practice listening and practice following intuition first. We must progress through levels of intuition before we can graduate to earn degrees of wisdom.

Intuition is the milk; wisdom is the meat. Intuition is the elementary to the secondary; wisdom is the undergraduate to the expert. Intuition goes from hint to taste to piece; wisdom goes from small portion to meal to feast. Intuition is instant perception; wisdom is the alchemy of awareness, it must be coaxed forth.

Wisdom is not human intelligence at all. The basic mind is usually the apprentice to the omniscient mind. Wisdom is spiritual fruit cultivated from natural intelligence in universal light. Wisdom is grown in spiritual soil.

Mind-centered living's attitude of, “not trying to hear that” locks itself out of access to wisdom. It also rarely follows intuition preferring to give itself the benefit of the doubt rather than accept the fact that something other than the human mind could know something the mind doesn't.

This is clearly evident when the intelligent build yet destroy habitats/homes, health and natural resources. The mind-centered take aim at rights and turn them into privileges. On the other hand, the intuitive and wise, when they construct, they do so with Creation in mind. When they destroy they take aim at privileges and practices that prey upon the body, mind and spirit.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7 KJV Bible)

It takes more than “early to bed and early to rise” to be wise. We must strive towards our better selves. Wisdom requires us to analyze experiences and information. Once we place these thoughts into our basic mind, we must listen for the spirit mind's response. We must listen with all senses. Often, this process, even as it relates to the same experience and information, takes time, quietness, stillness and more living.

Sometimes we can sense a general spirit response in our body. Positive or negative feelings come over us or in a part of the body (usually heart, chest, lungs, throat, head, stomach, back, legs, muscles). Here is where we must be careful. Sometimes this feeling is telling us what is good or bad for us and sometimes it indicates an area where we need to grow.

Intuition and wisdom require us to make changes. In our quest to become better listeners and followers of spiritual guidance in the form of intuition and wisdom, we will learn more about ourselves and how to be a human being and spirit being simultaneously without compromise. Since both intuition and wisdom require us to grow and keep growing, our lives will get better because we are devoting our resources to changing for the better by moving towards alignment.

Once again, food, a resource, plays a major role in our ability to make use of the powers of intuition and wisdom plus have that love & happiness we seek.

Related: Spiritual Nutrition Makes A Difference

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 5: Choosing To Succeed Or Fail

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

The spirit doesn't live in the center of the chest. The spirit is in every cell just as oxygen, water and protein. Each of these living elements contribute to health and success. Each cell also contains spiritual genetics inherited from parents and ancestors plus each cell has a mind and memory of its own. All these things: cells, bodies, minds, thoughts, memories and spirits all need the energy and nutrition we can only get by eating food.

Physical Food

One way to feed all these parts at once is by eating physical food. Physical food (solid and liquid-water) also includes the amount of rest we get, the air we breathe and sunlight. Simply making better and better choices on what we allow into our bodies helps the trillions of cells in our bodies become stronger. This will also improve our minds by helping our brains function better. What we are trying to accomplish will become easier simply because we are functioning better. This will also help our spirits because the spirit, just like anything else, cannot thrive where there is disease or it is not being fed.

Mental Food

Another way to feed body, mind and spirit at the same time is by eating mental food. Mental food comes from our thoughts, introspection, reflection, what we read, what we watch, what we listen to, who we talk to, what we talk about, what we study, what we are taught, what we practice, what we investigate, what we analyze, critical thinking and more. Mental nutrition improves the mind (mental health) and also helps the body and the spirit.

Spiritual Food

Spiritual food is another way to get nutrition. Some of the ways to get spiritual food have been listed on Day 3: Spiritual Nutrition Makes A Difference. We can also get spiritual nutrition from work, relationships of all types and from quietness and stillness. Spiritual food is the most abundant natural resource. The only limit to receiving spiritual nutrition is the degree to which we commune with natural things. When the spirit is receiving food, the body and the mind are also benefiting.

Choosing Success Or Failure

The only way to succeed or fail three ways at the same time is when we choose what to eat. When we are younger, we don't have a choice, but each day we get older the choice in all areas becomes more and more something we control. When will we make the necessary adjustments to what we control? Everyone has choices, even those in prison and in other limiting situations.

Success or failure does not depend on money. Money is a temporary placeholder for the value of natural resources. Success or failure depends on how well we use available resources. That depends on choices. Choosing to eat more food is a resource available to everyone.

Just to be clear, every time we eat something physically, mentally or spiritually, we are choosing to succeed or fail.

Spiritual Plans, Mental Strategies, Emotional Needs & Physical Nutrition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 4: Organized Religion & Nutrition

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

Because we are spirit beings, our natural inclination is towards the Greater and Higher Source of our birth. We have a need to be connected. This need is greater on the spiritual level than it is on the social level. This is of no surprise since we are mostly spirit anyway. One way we seek spirit connection is through organized religion. Unfortunately what we mostly get is human-manipulated rules and regulations rather than natural laws and personal growth. The tuition for these teachings is our resources. We also choose to give up our individual ability to sense what is true in the world. We settle for becoming afraid of spirituality. This chokes off the purifying streams trying to reach our consciousness. Similar behavior is displayed in cults and country-sized culture clubs.

Religion of this type does not insist upon the universal, the ecosystem or the natural world as primary. The temple body, temple mind and temple spirit are not seen as sacred. It encourages adherence to non-spiritual governments, cultures, societies, traditions, customs, practices and norms. It allows Church to be separate from State. Furthermore, it's okay to go for a free-for-all capitalism, vote for a not-for-all nationalism and praise a come on y'all institutionalism to freeze your mind and your free will with indoctrination aka education consisting of a preset programming of information as opposed to self-familiarization for optimization of individualization, thus harmonization.

Based on modern societal results, most religions are obviously serving lifeless stuff to hungry spirit beings. This has left the world malnourished of the healthy kind of extremists who are guided by the spiritual ascension of love. The spirit must be fed even more than the body. This is of no surprise since our spirit portion is larger than our physical portion. We're never going to get enough food by eating a few times a week.

If this lack of nutrition wasn't true, based on the number of religious followers in the world, spirit beings would have long since mustered the energy and chased those crazy bad guys out of town. They would have either beat them down, prayed them down or at least stopped voting for them. Believers would have gotten rid of all the laws that infringe inherent rights at home, next door and abroad. Believers would not allow money to be the power or businesses and special interest groups to dictate society.

Clearly, the largest organized religions, and several smaller ones, are not feeding the flock proper nutrition or leading them to green pastures according to The Plan For Globally Getting Along. These religions merely promote the belief in something greater and an afterlife instead of insisting on devoting life to manifesting the greater in personal, societal and country behavior. Rather than lead society towards fairness, big religion serves as a broken moral compass leading folks off a spiritual cliff.

By many accounts, half the people on the planet follow one of two religions. Both of these religions, including a few others, have a lot of explaining to do based on the nations they dominate and the injustice these nations take part in. If there was going to be a glaring light of justice anywhere wouldn't it permeate these places? If these nations are abiding by higher principles, then evidently some people have no Higher Power on their side and those who do, use theirs to beat up the others. This type of behavior disgraces the idea of what Divine is and what Love is. The behavior of the majority of the followers makes these Supreme Beings out to be cosigners to crimes and criminals themselves. This makes success a supreme contest any way you look at it.

It's more than frustrating that we needlessly suffer so many inequities when so many of us believe in the Highest yet continue to retreat to the Lowest uncommon separators such as money, country, skin color, politics, gender, age, religion, denominations, and other affiliations/designations.

Back to the plan that is excellent and simple. Nutrition is salvation.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day 3: Spiritual Nutrition Makes A Difference

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

”Spirit being” may sound new age and fanciful but the spirit is not some far out abstract even though it is groovy. It is not a fabrication of the imagination. Forget all those television and movie representations of what the spirit looks like. We are living souls pure and simple. The exact form is changeable.

Along with the divine essence that makes up the spirit in humans, there is also water, air, carbon and other elements the spirit consists of. These same kinds of elements are part of the physical body also. The spirit is able to merge with us because it possesses complementary properties. Each person is basically the compound element of spirit, mind and body. This is the personal trinity.

Food also has the same properties as our bodies and spirits – so it can merge with each in a healthy way. Food is a child of Universe and Earth just like each of us. This is why food contains physical nutrition for the body and spiritual nutrition for the spirit. What is food for one part of the personal trinity also feeds the other two parts.

Food for any living organism comes from its natural habitat. Only the natural contains the elements necessary to sustain the natural. Spirit beings are no exception. This is why our spirits feel renewed and recharged when we are communing with other aspects of the natural world including other people who are behaving naturally. Creation feeds Creation.

Food and nature are sources of spiritual nutrition. We can also get spiritual nutrition by merging passions, purposes and gifts; by honoring our shared existence with other aspects of Creation; by giving/receiving encouragement and appreciation; by having conversations; by learning human history and by interacting with cool people. This last part must include both feminine and masculine energies.

Spiritual nutrition includes anything wholesome. Spiritual nutrition feeds the spirit, thaws the lock of logic and helps us evolve to using the best of spirit and mind. This also prepares us to use the body to the best of its abilities. Whatever we endeavor, food makes us better. What we feed ourselves matters. Nutrition is the difference.
“A man won a fight with one arm. His spirit told him, his mind showed him how and his body delivered.” - - Noah in Gladiator (1992)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 2: Reintroducing The Spirit Relationship

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

More than flesh and blood and more than human beings, we are spirit beings in Earthly form. We are souls with bodies not bodies with souls.

If our Higher Parents are spirit then all brought forth by these Spirits is also spirit. Since same begets same and every seed after its kind; then, more than the sum of our thoughts, we possess spirit consciousness just as surely as anything else but to a much higher degree.

To illustrate this point, consider the following ratio for starters.

Spirit 75%
Mind 5%
Body 20%

Although these numbers are by no means accurate, they can help us get a better feel for how significant our spirit portion is.

Because we're aware the mind and body exist and need to be fed, we at least feed them something. On the other hand, since we are mostly unaware how much of us is spirit, this aspect gets neglected, thus little to no food. Our spirits must be really hungry!

Now, is another chance to feed ourselves. Doing so will lead back to getting to know ourselves and towards other healthy relationships so as not to be among those who starve in the midst of plenty.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 1: Mind-Centered Living & Disability

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

“I”m scared!”
“Of what?”
“I don't know, that's what's so scary!”*
A lot that has to do with scariness in life comes from the mind that tries to know it all, do it all and be in charge of everything. This is impossible for the mind to accomplish on its own. As a result, when a person is mind-centered, what the mind can't know, can't do and can't control, the mind fears because the mind has more faith in itself than anything else. Existence is limited to what the mind can handle.

If living was supposed to be a mind dominated experience, we would be one big mind of intelligence, reason and logic. The body would adapt to be smaller and less significant than it is today. It would become an appendage merely to carry around the mind/brain/head. All of the capabilities of the body would be diminished. Only those that help supply information and physical nutrients to the brain would be needed. Sensory input would be solely for the mind's benefit. Even now, the brain consumes more than its share. The brain is only 2% of body mass but uses 20% of the body's oxygen and energy. If the mind was supposed to function as a control freak dictator, it would definitely use a whole lot more.

On its own, the mind is a circular lock of logic. Despite its recent rise to dominance in our lives, logic that supersedes all else, is an inhibitor that locks down the mind and thus shuts down growth. Superficial is the mind without its spirit being lead counsel. Mind-centered living is superficial living.

The mind-centered have a self-concept we are mostly logical, thinking intellectual beings. We believe we are the sum of our human-taught information. Thinking is rigid. In order for a new idea to get in, it must cut through frozen locks of logic. To mind-centered people, this feels like our entire being is under attack from an idea. It feels like our safe cognitive shell is being cracked. This is why we defend our thinking to the death because we believe we must in order to save our lives. We live in fear. Today and the here now are the only things that matter. There is no learning from the past, thus only feigned concern for the future. We have no concept of our far greater spiritual aspect. All that exists is ill logic. This is mental illness masquerading as the superiority of a species. This is scary.

To keep from coming to this realization and scaring ourselves, we mind-centered folks have a preventive measure - a trump card that's sorta like a shield and a weapon. Research and experts are used bravado-style to shout down the sensibilities of the intuitive self. This is confirmation bias.

Unknown to the mind, winning these battles increases susceptibility to gullibility. This makes thinking for oneself a major illusion of mind-centered living. We trick ourselves. Since this mindset makes us think we are already in control and thinking for ourselves, then investigation, analysis, examination and critical thinking regarding “what is what” seems redundant, without benefit and unnecessary. When we take a mind-centered approach, we disable ability.
Related: Meet the Spirit of Goodwill band — a unique assembly of singers and musicians who live with varying degrees of physical and mental disability and a fierce drive to improve.

(Note: Just in America alone, there are 54 million (17%) people with disabilities and 1 billion in the world 14% or 1 in 7 and many more unaccounted for).

*Opening conversation is between Me, Myself and I.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Eve: Conversation, Expectation, Perfection

10 Days Of Upheaval & Fulfillment

And the Highest Of All gave them numbers. For a while they counted along but grew weary when they realized everything must be counted. They began counting less of the Highest Quality and more of their own making. They were so busy counting congratulations and the taken for granted, they forgot to count the One Giver and remained unaware of how close they had been and now were so far away from perfection.
“It has been weeks and I am rested. What should I write now? Reveal to me what you have in mind.”
”Since you asked, consider upheaval and fulfillment.“
“Hmmn, that does sound good.”
“Lord, will people understand it?”
”Will you understand it and do you understand me?”
“Hopefully, a little bit, wait!”
“But I've never done this before.”
“Neither have we. Follow the process listening lays forth.”
“Who am I to know these things?”
“I know you can grow.”
Many things were explained in those moments. We held each other and moved around the universal. Introductions were made without sound, not even the sound of thought. It was renewing. And now I repeat this teaching: The shift from 12 to 21 is near completion. First 9, then 9+1, then 10, then 10+1, next comes 11 and then perfection.