Coconut Oil Pulling Superior to Chemicals for Oral Health | Wake Up World

Swishing your mouth out with coconut oil may be a more effective and safer alternative to chemical mouthwashes, according to new research.

A recent study has proven for the first time that the oral use of coconut oil is effective in reducing plaque related to gingivitis, a common form of inflammation in the gum tissue of the mouth … By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji.

Source: Coconut Oil Pulling Superior to Chemicals for Oral Health | Wake Up World

Affirming Meditation

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Tolle isn’t talking of schizophrenia here, but a realization that the image of who we are that the ego has so carefully fashioned for us, is merely a veneer or false personality. Our core fundamental being, or real self – that so often gets ignored in the race to keep up with the life we have imagined best represents our false personality – waits patiently to be discovered.

— from The New I Ching

Tarot Contemplation – Four of Swords

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You or someone close to you is in need of space, and so allow it.  This is a time to rest and recuperate.  Others have been vying for your time and attention, but you need to set some boundaries now and just say “no”.  Of course, if others are saying “no” to you, now is the time you respect their boundaries and don’t push it, else the situation backfires in your face.  You need a break to get some perspective, so if it’s possible to take a long weekend or a little time off of work, do it.  Patience with the process of progress comes when you step back and give yourself room to breathe.  If you can’t take off from work, then do something different to give you the space to breathe.  Take walks at lunch.  Switch the TV off or, for that matter, all your electronics off, and go to bed earlier.  If you need to switch jobs, then again, be proactive. Your feelings are your own, but don’t cut your partner off and increase distance between you.  Gently communicate that you just need some time apart to clear your head.  With your finances, you might need to think through different options about bringing in more income, especially if you’ve fallen a little behind on your payments.  Procrastination is never your friend, so use this time to get back on track.  Just keep moving forward and try to remain upbeat so that you attract the prosperity you deserve.  Bottom line:  slow down and take it easy, and be thankful for what you have.  Pushing yourself without rest is just inviting trouble with your health, on every front.  Quiet time is healing time.

Manifest-ology: The 7 Steps to Manifestation! (Which One Are You Missing?) | Wake Up World

The law of attraction works only if you possess all the key components. When the pieces of this technology come together, you have the makings of a Super Power.

Source: Manifest-ology: The 7 Steps to Manifestation! (Which One Are You Missing?) | Wake Up World

Tarot Contemplation – The Devil

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Just like the Death card, the Devil isn’t a scary card … it is a sign that you need to look beyond the superficial appearance of things to get to the deeper truth of the situation within.  And, as with any situation or relationship with which (or whom) you feel restrained, you ultimately hold the keys to the answers inside your heart.  So, don’t give up hope because there are always options available to you … it’s always your choice.  You are traveling yet another path of the Fool’s journey toward more expansive horizons, and so it is natural to feel that you are not in control of your present situation.  For every action (or inaction!) there is a definite reaction.  Now is not the time to sit on your laurels or in a corner and choose to do nothing.  Make small moves in this now … that is forward movement … and allow yourself the feeling that you are in control.  Consider the trade-offs of moving away from situations or relationships that are familiar, but now uncomfortable because they constrain you.  You aren’t trapped unless you consent to being trapped.  What are you afraid of experiencing if you move away from the familiar?  Allow your ambition to empower you to act upon what is truly within your heart.

Diabetic? Low on Energy? Try this Green Juice Recipe that Stabilizes Blood Sugar! | Live Love Fruit

Whether you suffer from diabetes or are low on energy, this green juice recipe that stabilizes blood sugar is the perfect remedy for your condition. The main contender in this recipe is the almighty jerusalem artichoke, which works wonders for balancing blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.

Source: Diabetic? Low on Energy? Try this Green Juice Recipe that Stabilizes Blood Sugar! | Live Love Fruit

Tarot Contemplation – The Fool

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Ah, we’ve levelled up to yet another new beginning!  You have learned a lot about yourself these past two moon cycles and with this Pink Full Moon, you are viewing today from a more expansive spiritual perspective.  You’ve been minding the signs along the path that indicated your need to pare down on the material and focus inward, and this approach brings you to a much sought-after opportunity to uncover another aspect of yourself.  Those ideas that sparked projects or uniquely creative work opportunities are taking shape nicely.  Don’t worry if others don’t “get you” or your perspective.  The important thing is that you are trusting the direction you are taking your life now.  Enjoy feeling this freedom … unfurl those sails and head for the horizon.  Finances are continuing to improve, and this adds to your feeling of security in pursuing your present heading.  You might have to go this first leg of your new journey alone, however, so don’t feel badly if you cannot commit to new relationships at this time.  Once you get your bearings, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for new relationships ahead.  This is a time to step back and look at the Big Picture and explore what is before you.  Enjoy the exploration knowing that you are broadening your horizons of understanding.

AMAZON WATCH » Commend Brazilian Agencies for Suspending Licensing of Tapajós Mega-dams and Upholding the Rights of the Munduruku People

Please take action with us on #EarthDay! Use social media to let IBAMA and FUNAI know that the international community supports their decision and urges them to stand firm, no matter what pressures are forthcoming.

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Source: AMAZON WATCH » Commend Brazilian Agencies for Suspending Licensing of Tapajós Mega-dams and Upholding the Rights of the Munduruku People

Tarot Contemplation – Knight of Wands

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Today is a great day at work.  You may be asked to travel and do take advantage of the opportunity, if you can.  Energies are upbeat, positive and leave you feeling enthusiastic and confident that you are reaching your goals.  Projects are likely to be or are turning out successful and better than envisioned.  Take pride in your good work.  If you’re job hunting, then you are likely going to receive positive results from your interviews in the form of job offers.  Continue to expand communication with your partner and realize a tighter bond of commitment between you both.  If you’re dating, you may meet a light-haired person through work and that will catch your fancy.  Your money is flowing easier than it did yesterday, so take advantage of this opportunity to save a little more by continuing to cut extravagant expenses here and there.  When you go through your exercising today, enjoy the energy burst in the form of enthusiasm during your session, but take care not to overdo it and sprain or otherwise injure yourself.  Spiritually, you discover yet another way to look at your life and will feel inspired to pursue that avenue.  You will also feel gratitude in this further expansion of your spirit, so be sure to pay it forward.

Tarot Contemplation – Nine of Swords

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Did you awaken feeling anxious and fearful?  What makes you worry?  The number 9 tells you to slow your roll to relieve the stress.  Breathe and calm yourself.  Is what you are worried about something within your power or control?  If so, you can do something about it now.  If not, examine the situation for something that can be changed to make things more workable.  If you are placing more stock into making your life more than what it is at the moment, alleviate your worry by choosing to focus on the ordinary things that you might be overlooking and taking for granted as being a part of your life, and take joy and comfort in recognizing the beauty in those things now.  Is something troubling you about your relationship?  Don’t ignore your gut feelings … if it feels unhealthy, then perhaps now is the time to address the problem directly.  Slow down and look critically at what’s happening.  Find out what resources you need and use them.  Stress is unhealthy for mind, body and spirit, so consider possible ways to change your current lifestyle and spending habits.  Take the time to meditate so that these questions and possible solutions become clear in your mind.  It’s time to silence that monkey mind.

This Owl Perched on the Remains of His Home Reminds us That Trees Are More Than Just Materials | One Green Planet

When we seek to improve our quality of life by cutting down as many trees as we like, we tend to forget that for the animals who depend on them for sustenance – such as this owl – they are more than just materials.

Source: This Owl Perched on the Remains of His Home Reminds us That Trees Are More Than Just Materials | One Green Planet

Next Time Someone Wants You to Do Something for Free, Consider This | Inc.com

We need to value what it has taken us to get to this point.

“There are those who blatantly ask for it, those who try to negotiate on price because that’s what they do and those who are just plain cheap.”

Source: Next Time Someone Wants You to Do Something for Free, Consider This | Inc.com

Tarot Contemplation – King of Wands

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Today is going to be a great day!  Men around you are thinking well of you and this vibe inspires your ambition to do more and be more.  Perhaps a lighter haired man will step forward and volunteer to mentor you.  You can trust him and count on his advice, though he might be a bit rough around the edges.  He will offer a good contrast for you to gauge how you approach situations in comparison to his approach.  At work, things are running smoother and you are feeling focused and busy … if you’re job hunting, prospects look good.  Your relationship with your partner is strong and s/he is feeling warmly caring, protective and committed … so if you’ve been focusing a lot on work, make the time to acknowledge your partner’s support with some romantic face time.  You might discover that you have a particular talent or proficiency in skills that will encourage you to branch out and explore.  Check it out by reading up and doing some research … this direction might be the beginning of a new business venture of your own unique creation.  Boldness in pursuing your dreams has power within it; just don’t go overboard with your enthusiasm and overdo it.  This is a great time to enjoy your expanding Spirit … so commend yourself for being persistent in allowing your Self to just Be.  Your consistency and persistence in past efforts is finally paying off.

Meditation Session – Om Mani Pedme Hum

One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”
“No”, answered Buddha.
“Then are you a healer?”
“No”, Buddha replied.
“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.
“No, I am not a teacher.”
“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.
“I am awake,” Buddha replied. (Buddha)

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

Attentiveness is the path to true life;
Indifference is the path to death.
The attentive do not die;
The indifferent are as if they are dead already.

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.

One should not despise what one has received, nor envy the gains of others. The monk who envies the gains of others does not attain to meditative absorption.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment is the greatest wealth,
a trusted friend is the best relative,
Nibbana is the greatest bliss

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Tarot Contemplation – King of Swords

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Consider the feelings of others before you act.  You might need to change something major in your behaviour, thoughts and/or expectations.  Don’t try to overextend your reach.  You may find that a coworker or supervisor might be expressing himself/herself a bit forcefully (as in sounding opinionated).  Its good you know your boundaries, but don’t be so defensive in your communications.  That person is simply doing his/her job and it might be you being overly sensitive.  Of course, don’t be so reactionary and allow yourself to swing too far the other way and be somebody’s rug.  In finance, the King tells you that you must look realistically at your financial situation and that procrastination does not serve you.  On the other hand, if your finances are doing well, then perhaps it’s time to behave more generously with others even though you might not feel like it.  Your actions today plant the seeds for further success tomorrow.  Follow-up on any health problems you might be experiencing, but do some ahead research before seeing your physician.  Seek out new sources of information and insight.  It benefits you to be proactive in your actions now.