As with gardening, creating the results we desire is simple, when we ensure that we’ve planted in fertile soil.
The ancient wisdom tells us, “Don’t store up for yourself mundane treasures, which moths and vermin can destroy. These things a thief can steal in the night. Instead, store up for yourselves the Treasures Within (heavenly treasures). For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
The Great Teacher understood that until we’ve built up that Divine Treasure… that Inner Wisdom, Compassion and the Pure Motivation of the true Servant Leader… that our worldly attainments would be fleeting.
Like a house built on sand, it would easily fall.
But when we give attention to what Dr. Stephen Covey calls “First Things First“, then our houses are in order, and we can organically begin to attract and manifest the results we week.
Research shows that regular practice of mindfulness/meditation and the use of essential oils can be an effective means of reclaiming better health.
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says the study’s senior author Sara Lazar, a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.
ORGANIC LIVING TIP #1 – No matter how busy or limited your life might be, you can always make time to walk. You don’t need any special equipment or training to get out and walk each day, and yet it gives you everything—health, clarity, fun, creativity, productivity, a connection with your environment, the history of your surrounding, and your community.
The goal of all health care and bodywork is to “do no harm”, and that should also be the approach we take, in my opinion, when it comes to our nutritional approach to a healthy body. That’s why I decided to share these Core Principles of Natural Health with all of you.
Humanity seems to have evolved as a direct result of the lifestyle, including types of foods that the earliest human predecessors began to consume. Their diets were more balanced, organically, and consisted largely of whole grains, raw vegetables, fresh fruit and occasional animal products, rather than the typical Western diet, which consists largely of red meat, other animal products, processed grains and sugars, chemically engineered foods, and pseudo-foods.
At the Abundant Life Network, we affirm what we call the Core Principles of Natural Health:
We recognise that good health is the body’s natural state.
We recognise that the body works to maintain balance (homeostasis) and is capable of healing itself.
We recognise that acute illness is a manifestation of the body’s struggle to heal itself, and that chronic dis-ease is a sign that healing has failed.
Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
Another 86 million Americans have prediabetesa condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. Other names for prediabetes are impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose.X and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
The pain of Parkinson’s Disease or any movement disorder can be debilitating, but there are several studies which indicate possible relief through complementary medicine approaches, including essential oil therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.
For almost twenty years, I’d dismissed it as being just “one of those things” that came with being a successful, busy, hard-working entrepreneur, who often put in 12-18 hour days. The loss of balance, muscle stiffness, and mild symptoms of dystonia once concerned my doctors, who originally thought I might have Multiple Sclerosis, but over the years, I just learned to manage and work with the symptoms, and gave them very little attention.
All of that changed on the 29th of November, in 2007.
What’s the connection between lavender and rosemary essential oils and cortisol levels?
Cortisol is a hormone released by the brain in response to stress and has long been thought to play a role in memory and learning. It’s produced by your adrenal glands, and helps to regulate your body’s inflammatory response, as well as balancing your blood sugar levels in times of stress.
However, as essential as this hormone is at healthy levels, there has been a great deal of research being done, which demonstrates the impact of higher cortisol levels, and their negative impact on good health.
Big Pharma Kills 3 Million People… And no one does anything about it… Why?
Isn’t it interesting that over the past 27 years, there have been ZERO deaths caused by organic and all-natural wellness products, despite attempts by the big pharmaceutical firms (and ill-informed mainstream physicians) to discredit naturopathic medicine. Yet in that same time period, more than THREE MILLION deaths have been caused by pharmaceutical drugs. In 2009 alone, pharmaceuticals were responsible for the death of 37,485 people nationwide.
There was a time when we were scared of things like cancer and AIDS. But as we hear stories like this on, of a courageous young man with Stage-III colon cancer, who refused chemo, and whose cancer was cured with a vegan diet, we begin to see that there is a new consciousness emerging — a consciousness of health, and personal empowerment.
Chris Wark refused to allow a cancer diagnoses to intimidate him into using pharmaceuticals and potentially deadly treatments. He refused to accept cancer as a death sentence. And he refused to allow the fear-factor to prevent him from turning to a fully-organic, toxin-free approach to living.
Are you allowing the burden of expectations to rob you of the awesome experience of the journey? Today, we’ll talk about releasing the need for expectations
One of my teachers used to remind us, Awakening is not about the destination… it’s about the journey.
So many of life’s lessons, as well as the joy and the gifts that come into our lives come as we travel along toward our goals and dreams, but if we’re limiting our experience by placing expectations and demands on others, on situations and on the process itself… trying to force things to work out the way we want… we not only make the lives of others uncomfortable, but deprive ourselves of the serenity and joy that comes from dwelling more deeply in the present moment, where we can release the need for expectations.