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Scientific Proof That We Can Heal Ourselves

In this TEDtalk, Lissa Rankin explores the spiritual and scientific implications that the placebo effect has over us. She discusses how our thoughts powerfully affect our physiology when we believe we can get well.

The placebo effect is concrete evidence that the body has its own innate self repair system.

A study was conducted with 3500 participants who had all been diagnosed with an incurable disease like cancer, HIV, various heart diseases, etc. Through the placebo effect, everyone’s illness had all disappeared without treatment.

Lissa goes on to talk about a specific case about a man named Mr. Wright, who had been given drugs that he truly believed would cure his cancer. Within days his tumors shrunk to half their size!

After a report was released stating the drug didn’t actually work, Mr. Wright’s cancer came back. His doctor sneakily told him that he had a higher quality version of the drug, and injected Mr. Wright with nothing more than water. Again, his tumors went away because he believed they would.

In this TEDtalk, Lissa describes some of the countless occurrences with measurable proof where people actually cure themselves. They grow back hair, heal their ulcers, shrink tumors, and diminish all signs of sickness! Even though this healing is initiated by the mind,  the body really reacts.

Do you think we have the power to heal ourselves? Take a look at the full video below:

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10 Illusionary Flowers!

Humans see faces in inanimate objects all the time, but these flowers take it to the next level…
Nature is beautifully mind blowing!

The Funny “Monkey Face Orchid” (Dracula Simia)

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The Hilarious “Naked Man Orchid” (Orchis Italica)

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The Crazy “Hooker’s Lips” (Psychotria Elata)

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The Lovely “Dancing Girls” (Impatiens Bequaertii)

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The Strange “Laughing Bee Orchid” (Ophrys bomybliflora)

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The Cute “Swaddled Babies” (Anguloa Uniflora)

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The Unreal “Happy Aliens” (Calceolaria Uniflora)

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The Perfect “Flying Duck Orchid” (Caleana Major)

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The Stunning “White Egret Orchid” (Habenaria Radiata)

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Annnd The Creepy “Snapdragon Seed Pod” (Antirrhinum)

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The Egg, a Magnificent Short Film- by Andy Weir

What is this life all about?  Why are we here and what is our soul’s purpose?  This amazing short film is based on one of the best dialogues ever written!

Check out the original:

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By: Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

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“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?”
“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
“More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked.
“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
“My kids… my wife,” you said.
“What about them?”
“Will they be all right?”
“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
something-for-the-thinkers-the-egg-by-andy-weir“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”
You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”
“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.

“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”
“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
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7 Meditation & Mindfulness Practices for a Busy Life

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How can we possibly find time to meditate or practice mindfulness in our busy lives?  Among all the chaos it is hard to keep up with life let alone find time to meditate and practice ‘being in the now.’

Well, we have found 7 ways to make this practice part of your everyday life without changing around your schedule!

1. In the Shower

meditation-shower-bath-waterfallWhenever you take a bath or a shower use this time to cleanse your energy.  Take some deep breaths and visualise the water washing all of the stress and negative energy away.  This can be a powerful technique for balancing your chakras and feeling great.  Practice slowing down your breathing and feel the amazing power of the water.

If you have seen our spirit science video on water maybe you can also practice sending love energy to the water or put healing crystals near the faucet so that the water coming through your house is cleaned energetically too.

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2. Tea & Drinks

If you drink any sort of herbal or natural beverage try slowing down.  Take the time to savor the many smells and flavors of the drink.  Take the time to breathe slowly, reflect, meditate and really be aware of that moment in your life.  Visualise the healing that comes when you fill your body with good healthy fluids.

3. Eating with Awareness

eat-more-slowly_OMTimes_bigstock-Portrait-of-a-fit-healthy-hisp-32284502Each little flavor, color and smell is a whole new adventure.  Slow down and see if you can identify all of the ingredients.  Observe the impulse to eat specific foods and the impulse to eat fast.  Slow down your mind and ask yourself why you feel those things.

Imagine the healing effects that your food will have on your body.  Are you giving your body what it needs to feel whole, stay healthy and thrive?  Observe the taking in of energy.  This food is the basics that feed your body, mind and soul.

4. Waiting in Line

200330172-002-e13498986618431Waiting anywhere can be a great place to begin meditating.  Slow everything down in your mind.  Observe the people or objects around you.  Take in the beauty and observe your feelings.

If you are safe to do so, close your eyes half way and take a deep breathe.  Go inside yourself mentally and focus on your breathing.  Observe the amazing chemical exchange going on inside your lungs with each breath.  Oxygen to carbon dioxide over and over.

5. While Walking

walking-in-fallWalking can be a similar meditation to waiting in line.  It can also be a good tool for people who struggle to sit still.  When your body is distracted with the movement of walking, get your breathing in a good rhythm with your feet and clear your mind.

Recognise that everything in your path is there for a reason.  If they weren’t supposed to be there they would have come earlier or left later.  Those people are there in that moment on purpose.  Take the time to smile, send loving energy to others and even strike up a conversation with someone.

6. Stretching or Exercising

stretch-at-officeIf you have a Yoga, Stretching or Exercising practice every day this is the perfect time to meditate.  Let your body do its thing while you practice your deep breathing, slowing down your mind and observing the world around you.

If you don’t have a regular practice take some time to at least stretch each day.  You can do this while waiting for your morning coffee to brew, while waiting for your ride to come for work or while watching a movie at home.  There are many times where we can stretch and keep our body loose and receptive while also practicing meditation.

7. Before Sleeping & Help Sleeping

o-MEDITATION-facebookEach night before bed, take a few minutes to take some deep breaths and clear your mind.  This is a good time for a quick meditation about your day and your plans for life.  Look at all of the patterns from your day and ask yourself what they mean on a big scale in your life.  If you aren’t ready to go to sleep keep your eyes cracked open just a little so that you do not drift off.

When you are ready to sleep you can also use the relaxation techniques from meditation to help you rest easier.  If you are anything like me you might have troubles sleeping because you are over analysing your day and stressing about tomorrow.

1309035225ca67497801200What I typically end up doing is bringing my attention to only the things inside my room.  If my thoughts are about people, places or events happening outside of my room in that present moment then I tell myself that they don’t exist in this moment.

If that doesn’t calm my mind enough I will go one step further and go into my heart chakra space, deep inside and make the sound of my heart & breathing the only thing in existence.  After that I am able to drift off and sleep deeply.

What are some of your tricks for finding time to meditate & be mindful?  Let us know in the comments!

Thank you for reading,

Kirsten

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Jaden and Willow Smith’s Enlightening Interview

Willow and Jaden Smith are amazing indigo children! I’m so happy they got to do a public interview on their ideas.

I’ve looked at several different versions of the interview, and most pop culture websites wrote about the them in the most condescending way.

Of course, mainstream media isn’t going to openly accept ideas of energy, time being non linear and how poorly our school systems are set up.

These two are so brave and helping shift the earths consciousness!

See for yourself:

“What have you been reading?

WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho.

JADEN: “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” and ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated.

I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it?

WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.

JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.

WILLOW: Because living.

JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.

WILLOW: It’s the action of it.

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This 104 Year Old Yoga Teacher Is Still Thriving!

Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji is a truly amazing man. He was born on 14th September 1908 in India. Swami Ji started the path of yoga at the age of 17 and attributes his good health to his continued practice of “Sukshumavyayam” Yoga.

It is an ancient regime that combines subtle yogic warm-up with gentle stretching, breathing, relaxation and simple exercises.

Even at the staggering age of 104 years old, Swamiji’s faculties are still functioning at optimum level; he has been able to maintain a high level of mental clarity.

He has very good eye sight without the need of glasses and healthy teeth. He is an amazing  example of the true benefits of doing regular yoga and meditation. In his entire life, he has never taken medication and actually eats only once a day!

We can all learn a thing or two from his example of leading a healthy, very long lasting life.

 

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