I had copied this some time back & thought it was worth sharing. We sometimes forget what's truly important in life. Just take a moment to ponder this.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. I feel that sometimes we need to be reminded of things like this!
Did you know that the simple direction of your blinds is directly related to energy loss in your home? Also, the direction of a ceiling fan can save on that electric bill.
Believe it or not, there is a certain way to slant the blinds during the colder months as well as a certain way to slant the blinds in the warmer months for energy efficiency.
During cold months, the horizontal blind’s slats should be slanted from the indoors to the outdoors (up). Also, be sure your horizontal blinds are lowered so they touch the windowsill. Slanting the blinds this way will trap the cool air between the window and the blinds and will keep your room warmer in the winter months.
Do just the opposite for warm months. Slant the blinds from the outdoors to the indoors (down). This will keep most of the warm air blocked between the blinds and the windows to keep your room cooler when you so desperately need it.
Also, if your a year round ceiling fan person, in the cold months you should have the ceiling fan blowing down on you, simply because hot air rises. If you keep the fan blowing on you, you can recycle the hot air in your home and the heater will not have to work as hard to heat your home.
In the summer months, again, just the opposite! Since hot air rises, you want the ceiling fan so that it pulls the cool air up away from the floor and not pushing the hot air down on you. Just a silly thing to keep your air condition to not have to run overtime and run up that electric bill.
One might thing that changing your blinds and your ceiling fan is a silly thing, but if you think of the blinds and fan going in the wrong direction as costing you more money in your home, it's not so silly after all. If this makes sense to you, you may want to start thinking about yourself personally, the same way. We all have minor glitches, stresses, or stumbling blocks in our lives. It’s through these glitches in any one or all areas of the mind, body, or spirit that help aid in the blockages in our bodies that create illness and disease.
If your that person that will do everything you can in your home to save energy and spend less on electricity, you should do the same for your physical body. I invite you to make yourself a priority and take care of you to bring yourself from a state of dis-ease back to a more balanced and healthy state.
Did this simple little blog has made you aware of energy saving, and have you actually changed your blinds? At the very least, hopefully, it gave you a little smile! But if you have changed your blinds and fans, are you now ready to take care of and change your body for perfect efficiency and health?
Things that make you go hmm!
Live, love, & laugh every day!
What is the vagus nerve and why is it so important?
Simply put, the vagus nerve is the commander in chief of your inner nerve center, regulating all of your major organs. This is the longest cranial never, which starts in the brain just behind the ears and connects to all of the body's major organs. It sends fibers from your brain-stem to all of your visceral organs, and is literally the commander of your inner nerve center, communicating nerve impulses to every organ in your body. The word vagus literally means “wanderer”, because it wanders throughout the body from the brain all the way to the fertility organs, hitting everything in between. When it comes to mind-body connection, the vagus nerve is monumental, since it reaches all the major organs except for the adrenal and thyroid glands.
This is an important nerve to every organ it is in contact with. It is what helps control anxiety and depression in the brain. How we connect with one another is closely related to the vagus nerve as its attached to nerves that tune our ears to speech, coordinate eye contact, and those which regulate expressions. This nerve also has the power to affect proper hormone release in the body which keeps our mental and physicals systems healthy.
It is the vagus nerve that is responsible for increasing stomach acidity and digestive juice secretion for ease in digestion in the stomach. When stimulated, it can also help you to absorb vitamin B12. When it is not working properly, you can then expect to have serious gut issues such as Colitis, IBS, and Re-flux, just to name a few. Re-flux issues are due to a vagus nerve issue because the it also controls the esophagus. It's the improper reflex of the esophagus that causes conditions like Gerd and Re-flux.
The vagus nerve also helps control the heart rate and blood pressure, preventing heart disease. While in the liver and pancreas, its this nerve that controls blood glucose balance, preventing diabetes. When it passes through the gallbladder, the vagus nerve helps to release bile, which is what assists your body in eliminating toxins and breaking down fat. While in the bladder, its this nerve that promotes general kidney function, increasing blood flow, thereby improving filtration in our bodies. When the vagus nerve gets to the spleen, activation will reduce inflammation in all target organs. This nerve even has the power to control fertility and orgasms in women. An inactive or blocked vagus nerve can wreak havoc throughout the mind and body.
Now that we know that the vagus nerve is connected to all of the major organs and proper functioning of those organs, we can easily conclude that any disorder, illness, or disease of the mind, body, or spirit, can be reversed or even cured by activating and stimulating the vagus nerve. So you will indeed see positive effects from vagus nerve stimulation on issues such as anxiety disorders, heart disease, headaches and migraines, Fibromyalgia, alcohol addiction, circulation, gut issues, memory issues, mood disorders, MS, and even cancer.
There are many documented ways to stimulate the vagus nerve such as singing or chanting, laughter, yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, exercise in general, and sound just to name a few. Singing and laughter works the muscles at the back of your throat which activates the nerve. Mild exercising and exercising in general increases gut fluids which means that the vagus nerve has been stimulated. A regimented Yoga practice can also increase activation of this nerve due to the movements but also the Meditation and OM-ing helps stimulate the vagus nerve. All of these ways you can use stimulate the vagus nerve have one thing in common: Sound!!
Findings of resonant frequency of organs is happening worldwide by doctors to assist in vibrating the whole body back into a state of health, and transfuse illness and diseases such as anxiety, PTSD, migraines, depression, memory issues, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and even cancer. “You can really look at disease as a form or disharmony,” says Dr. Gaynor director of oncology at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, and author of Sounds of Healing. “We know that sound and music have profound effects on the immune system, which clearly do have a lot to do with cancer.” 
There was also a study in April of 2016, that involved patient with Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers from the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Baycrest Centre Hospitals conducted a study of these patients in different stages of the disease, subjecting them to sound simulation at 40 hertz. They noted “promising” results with cognition, clarity, and alertness. Lee Bartel, one of the authors of these findings stated that ,“Parts of the brain appear to be at the same communication frequency, and that frequency is about 40 Hz. So when you have a deterioration of that - when you have too little of it - the two parts of the brain that want to talk to each other, like the thalamus and the hippo campus, the short-term memory to the long-term memory, they can't talk to each other, they won't communicate, so you won't have long-term memory.” Bartel explained that the sound-simulation treatment at 40 Hz leads to an “increased” frequency, which allows “parts of the brain to talk to each other again.” 
One specific school of thought comes from a French otolaryngologist, Alfred A Tomatis, who believes that the primary function of the ear is to provide all the cells of the body with electrical stimulation, thereby “toning up the whole system and imparting greater dynamism to the human being” (Tomatis. 1978) He believes that sounds abundant in high harmonics are considered charging sounds, and sounds abundant in lower tones are considered to be dis-charging sounds. Tomatis claimed to have successfully treated a wide variety of illness through sound because they were all related to issues with the inner ear. Just a few of the issues he's successfully treated were stuttering, depression, ADD, concentration issues, and disorders related to balance. 
There is another study that suggests that the Tomatis Method is supportive to assisting children with ADD. “Results revealed statistically significant improvements for the Tomatis when compared to the non-Tomatis group: the experimental group showed the significant improvements in processing speed, phonological awareness, phonemic decoding efficiency when reading, behavior, and auditory attention.” 
Sound is rapidly becoming one of the most largely buzzed about gatekeepers of health in alternative healing modalities today! Sound is a brilliant implementation of common medicine to stimulate the vagus nerve promoting the health and vitality of all of the organs in your body. Do this through sound healing and Crystal Chakra Singing Bowls. Clear Quartz is called the 'Master Healer' because is has the ability to amplify, transform, and transfer energy. When working with these quartz crystal bowls, the effects on the organs, tissues, and cells, along with the circulatory, endocrine, and metabolic systems are intense. The tones from the crystals are heard by the ear, felt in the body, stimulate the vagus nerve, enabling the vibrations to echo also through each Chakra center in the body, creating a balanced and rejuvenated mind, body, & spirit!
Reiki, the art and science of channeling this universal life energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize the mental and physical body can assist in balancing trauma and the benefits of receiving Reiki energy before, during, or after undergoing surgery is the same. The healing energy of Reiki will always heal them heal faster, than without it. Our bodies were designed to heal themselves, but when your body is traumatized though surgery or in any way, it's harder for your body to bounce into auto pilot of self correcting mode to heal itself. Its through Reiki energy that one can sooth the shock to your system and optimizes your body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Reiki treatments are ideal before, during, and after surgery, as administering Reiki prior to surgery can help one prepare their mind as well as the body for the procedure. It will assist in reducing stress and tension, and places the body in its optimal state for healing. It is then that you will be in the best possible position mentally and physically to be able to get back to your original state of health.
A Reiki treatment during the surgery will help to reduce stress levels on the body and support the body’s ability to undergo the procedure. This can be done in a distance Reiki session. I’ve performed many distance sessions where I sit in a quiet place and perform the treatment as if the person is right in front of me. I’m still amazed every time someone reports back the results of those sessions. Click here to read what some people have experienced distantly through Reiki treatments.
Anyone who’s had any type of surgery can tell you that the pain you may wake up with can be pretty intense. Reiki treatments after the surgery can help the pain subside immediately and help create the perfect balance in your body conducive to quicker healing. One Reiki medicine article suggests that when you practice on someone hooked up to monitors after the surgery, the benefits of Reiki are often measurable. You may see improved heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. This is huge, especially when you’re talking about preventing post-surgical complications.
A neighbor of mine went through an adult removal of tonsils surgery. One of her comments was, “It was warm and soothing over my throat/neck area. The strangest thing was that
after the treatment, I felt relaxed and pain-free instantly.” Click here to read everything she had to say about her experience. My Reiki experience was shortly after I had my thyroid removed, which brought me awful side effects. Click here to read about how Reiki helped me personally after my surgery.
Do you have an experience of surgery with Reiki that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about it. Also, don't forget to love yourself enough to take care of yourself! I can't say this enough, simply because the way I grew up showed me to take care of me last, and I know there are people out there just like me. I'm learning slowly but surely how important it is to practice self-love. My husband constantly reminds me of the saying that "You cannot pour from an empty cup!". It's taken me a long time to get this through my head and I still struggle some days. But please, take care of you! You are special enough to deserve that gift of self-love every day, not just days when your body is going to undergo a trauma.
I'm happy to help you get on the path of healing and self-love!
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