Astrology || Chaos Magic Orgasms,Venus opposite Uranus Astrology

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Venus opposite Uranus, Tara Greene, astrology venus will also be shining her brightest on these days. Illuminating the revolutionary energy of women at this time.

A wild uninhibited, chaos magic energy as Venus, the planet of women, love beauty and money at the last degree of LIBRA and Uranus at the last degree of ARIES Retrograde opposition raises Kundalini energy easily. You can have amazing orgasmic cosmic experiences under his electrical transit. It would be good to be with a partner you can trust. Don’t play around with this energy it is very untamable and unforgivable. I had a friend who literally had his brain fried in a Holotropic Breathwork workshop years ago when his Kundalini energy spontaneously activated himself. Do ground yourself in nature. 

November 30th @ 6:13 pm PST/ 9:13 pm EST/ December 1 @ 2:13 am GMT

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Card of the Day – The Fool – Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Tech and Your Health || Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There – The Atlantic 

I sit down at the table, move my napkin to my lap, and put my phone on the table face-down. I am at a restaurant, I am relaxed, and I am about to start lying to myself. I’m not going to check my phone, I tell myself. (My companion’s phone has appeared face-down on the table, too. […]

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Perspectives ||  Alignment with Divine Will:  Inner and Outer Life

Excerpt by Eva Pierrakos, from “Fear No Evil – The Pathwork Method of Transforming the Lower Self

“When individuals come to the state of deliberately and consciously choosing to commit themselves to the divine will and reality, then the groundwork has been laid for certain vital changes to occur in their inner and outer lives. This is a commitment to the all-consciousness indwelling in every creature. It can be called by any name you choose: God, universal consciousness, the real self, the inner self—whatever name you give to that which transcends the little ego. When this whole-hearted commitment is made totally, then certain things begin to happen in one’s life. Obviously, one reaches this state not by crossing a sharply defined line, but through a gradual process. Before describing this process, I wish to say that you must not be misled by the fact that you may consciously have made such a commitment, and yet find no great inner or outer change occurring in your life.

Some of you may be very committed to God on a conscious level, but you may not realize at all that there are other levels in you where this is not the case. You may find it very easy to believe on a merely conscious level that this commitment to God is what you want. Consciously you may be full of goodwill and really mean it. But unless you have come to experience the contradictory levels within you where you do not wish that, or where you only wish it on your own ego terms which defeats the very act of self-surrender, you will want to balk. Unless you acknowledge your contrariness, fear, selfwill, and pride, your conscious commitment will always be blocked. Unless you own up to the contrary ego level hidden behind your goodwill, you may not even understand why certain results are still lacking despite your conscious commitment to truth, to God, to love. This awareness is extremely important, and the pathwork deals with it in a very intensive way in order to help you avoid one of the most insidious obstructions: self-deception.

We search for and bring out that negative part of the self which says, “I will not.” You will learn the courage, humility, and honesty to expose this part—the part that even says, “I want to resist. I want to be spiteful. I want to have it all my way, or else!” Only when the secret crevices of your psychic substance yield up and expose these areas can you begin—often with a lot of struggle—to change this very negative level, this darker part of the personality. When this part remains hidden, you are split and do not understand why your positive endeavors fail to go further.

Then there comes a point when you have won this particular battle. At this stage you can wholeheartedly embrace and trust the surrender to divine consciousness.

But again, this does not come in one fell swoop. At first this surrender must be fought for every time. You need self-discipline to remind yourself. Although resistance is gone, the outer self is still conditioned to the old functioning and automatically forges ahead on the top level of the mind. At this stage you need to acquire a new habit pattern. It takes time. Perhaps when you are in real trouble, in a state of crisis, you will remember to let go and let God. But in ordinary life, in your everyday chores, this does not yet occur to you. Perhaps you can do it where you are relatively free, but you still find your old obstinacy, distrust, and forgetfulness where problems persist. Only little by little do you reach the state where a new habit pattern is instituted, where the act of self-surrender to the all is actualized, where it manifests and where it permeates all your thoughts and perceptions, your decisions and actions, your feelings and reactions.

First let me speak about the relationship between your inner and outer life. A lot of confusion exists among people about this topic. There are those who claim only the inner life is important. They prohibit the inevitable movement from the inner to the outer life because they do not see the limitation and actual falsity of this idea. If unification and divine process are truly in movement, the inner content must express itself in outer form. In short, the outer life must mirror the inner life in every possible respect. But if your consciousness ignores this truth, or even strongly embraces the opposite belief that the outer does not matter, then you prohibit the flow of the whole process. If this happens, the more radiant energetic matter cannot express itself on the levels of coarser matter and thereby refine it.

The false concept that the outer level does not matter encases the inner spiritual truth and beauty behind a wall, separating it from the material reality. The individual with this false concept begins to see a dichotomy between the two which are really one. Many movements and spiritual schools of thought preach asceticism and the denial of the outer life under the guise that this furthers inner spiritual life. This distortion is a reaction to the equally distorted opposite extreme, which position claims that outer form is more important than inner content, and may even negate that an inner reality or content exists at all. Instead, it asserts that only outer form matters. True inner growth must eventually also manifest outwardly, though not necessarily with the speed designated by the outer-oriented person, who in expecting an instant change is making mistakes in judgment. It is certainly possible to express outer form without it being a direct expression of inner content. You must therefore be careful in your evaluations.

These two distortions are faulty counter-reactions, each one attempting to eliminate the other by misunderstanding its own. This phenomenon can occur on all subjects as long as consciousness is entrapped in dualistic illusion. During different eras and civilizations, and under different cultural conditions, one of these opposite distortions may be adopted until the pendulum swings to the other. Only a truly connected, self-actualizing and unified person expresses outer form as an inevitable sequence of inner content.

When the outer form exists without the inner content, it is a temporary cover that must break down, even though it resembles the glorious perfection of divine reality and its expressions. Again, this is a process that repeats itself in many areas throughout human development. However, it is an ongoing law that all false covers must crack and crumble. When outer form exists unconnected with an organic inner content, it must disintegrate. If it exists on faulty premises based on appearance, on confusing the outer life with the inner, then the outer form must first crumble before it can be rebuilt as an organic expression of the inner movement and content. Only when the outer form has crashed and the inner chaos been exposed and thoroughly eliminated, can inner beauty build outer beauty, inner harmony build outer harmony, and the inner abundance build outer abundance. A clear vision of this principle is also necessary for creating a visualization of your own movement which can then manifest in your outer life as a result of your inner process.

I shall now discuss specific manifestations that take place in a person who is already deeply anchored in the process of actualizing the divine life into his or her ego consciousness. What are the inner and outer attitudes, manifestations, and expressions of such a person? All decisions, big or small, are made on the basis of self-surrender, where the little self surrenders to the godself. It steps aside and allows the inner wisdom to permeate it. In this process the personality realizes that there is nothing that is unimportant. Every thought, every opinion, every interpretation, every mode of reacting is given a chance to be permeated by the greater consciousness.

At this stage the resistance to pay attention to everything that occurs is overcome; a new habit has been formed so that the divine process is now self-perpetuating. It is so much part of the whole person that it operates even on those rare occasions when the personality forgets to establish the contact, when, perhaps, an old raw area might still flare up and push the personality in the wrong direction. The inner self is sufficiently freed to manifest so that it can send forth warnings, disagreement, advice—and then leave the decision of whether or not to follow such advice to the outer personality. This is already a state of grace.

Confidence and trust have been established as a result of repeated proof that divine reality brings truth, wisdom, goodness, and joy. At first, the divine will is not trusted. It is confused with untrustworthy parental authority, which may often have proclaimed something as good for the child that really proved not to be so. At the stage in question this confusion no longer exists. The self is fully aware that divine will is truly in accordance with all that the heart may possibly desire. This trust grows gradually every time you overcome your resistance and go into the apparent abyss of surrender, giving up narrow selfwill.

This self-perpetuating divine process brings a vital revolutionary change into the entire person. I can touch upon only a few of its manifestations. Thoughts of truth will be sent forth into your being, notwithstanding the limited thoughts you still habitually follow. You will hear an inner voice instructing you with a wisdom and a unifying spirit that your outer self cannot possibly produce.The answers and revelations will show the oneness and unity of all, which will completely eliminate fear, anxiety, friction, and despair.

Surrendering the knowledge of the limited ego to the knowledge of the deeper self, so as to exert all energy, courage, honesty, and self discipline toward making the deeper knowledge self-perpetuating, leads to ultimate fulfillment. Without this as the essential foundation, no joy, pleasure, or fulfillment can exist for long. Even while they do exist, the fulfillment becomes unbearable and finally cannot be accepted.

You will find an immense security. This is a security you can only gain when you discover the reality of the spiritual world within you and operative around you. You will then know the deep peace of the meaning of your life and of all life. You will intuitively know the connections and be permeated by a sense of fulfillment and safety that surpasses all words. All this will then no longer be a theory or belief that you cling to or deny, but an experiential fact which you can recognize again and again. There is always a way out of every darkness and therefore never a reason to despair. You will know that nothing happens without good cause and that you are always capable of using whatever you experience to heighten your blissful life. Dark spots become opportunities for further light and no longer need to be avoided, whether they be pain, guilt, fear, or whatever. Again and again you will experience the wide open system of creation.

You will know and make use of your own creative powers, rather than feeling a helpless object in a fixed world. Peace and knowledge of the rightness of life come from realizing that your world, your experience, your life is your creation. This opens many new doors. You no longer live in the two-dimensional world of either/or. You avail yourself of the many-faceted reality at your disposal.

The confidence and fearlessness in which you then live necessarily release an immense amount of energy and joy. As you lose your fear of pain because you can experience pain, your pain ceases to exist. As you lose your fear of anger and hate because you can accept your own anger and hate, they no longer exist. The energy is now free for other, better expressions. You now become capable of pleasure and joy and no longer need to reject them. Instead of creating loneliness, you can create relationships: the bliss of the most intimate relationship with one mate, and the satisfaction of deep, open friendships. Your every pore and every cell are expressions of a consciousness which is now in harmony with your god-consciousness.”

 

Vegan Foodstyles || ‘FISH’ & CHIPS | @avantgardevegan by Gaz Oakley

This is episode 7 in my new series, How to make Vegan “Fish’ & Chips’!!

This is something you need to try!! full written recipe on my website! https://www.avantgardevegan.com/gazs-…

Since making this video, I sadly have found that The Beer I used in this video is no longer vegan, so please make sure you choose a 100% vegan brand. Apologies for this. Gaz

Vegan Foodstyles || STICKY BBQ ‘RIBS’ VEGAN | @avantgardevegan by Gaz Oakley

This is the 7th episode in season 5 of my series.

STICKY BBQ VEGAN ‘RIBS’!!!!!

Recipe:  https://www.avantgardevegan.com/recipes/sticky-bbq-ribs/ 

Many of you requested it, it took some practice but I manage to come up with the perfect recipe, that is meaty, sticky & of course smokey! These seitan ribs are the perfect party food & serve 8-10. Yes theres lots of ingredients but thats how you produce the most amazing flavour. Make sure you knead the dough firmly for 10 minutes. Otherwise the seitan will be spongey. I also served it with fluffy mashed potatoes & tender stem broccoli. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks so much, Gaz.

Paradigm Shift  ||  The Simulation Theory – Hacking Reality (Must See)

Is there an 8-dimensional “engine” behind our universe? Join Marion Kerr on a fun, visually exciting journey as she explores a mysterious, highly complex structure known simply as ‘E8’ — a weird, 8-dimensional mathematical object that for some, strange reason, appears to encode all of the particles and forces of our 3-dimensional universe.

Current Events  ||  5 Tribes Who Are Believed To Have Real Life Superpowers

5 tribes who are believed to have real life superpowers. We take a look at these tribes who prove they have real life superpowers.

All across the world is a variety of cultures, traditions, religions and people that create their own sense of community and growth as they develop within their social groups isolated from others. This sense of community and family stands out the most for tribesman that rely on not only each other for survival, but on the values and traditions they have held since their conception.

Of course, it isn’t much of a mystery then that some of these tribes, isolated from the rest of the world, began on their own separate path from the general population and developed new ways to tackle difficult problems they and their tribesman faced. What is a mystery however, is that some of these developments, from isolated tribes from around the world, have baffled scientists and challenged what we used to believe was possible for humans to be able to accomplish. So here are 5 tribes who are believed to have superpowers from around the world.

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 30, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for November 30, 2018 — ajjavatā — straight forwardness, integrity, honesty

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Sutta Nipāta 3.725
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Vegan Foodstyles || This Hearty Salad Has An Immune-Boosting, Anxiety-Reducing Secret Ingredient

It’s easy to make and is a big hit at festive gatherings.

With the holidays come more gatherings and, for some, more sickness and anxiety. A great way to enhance your immune system and your mood is to incorporate this unexpected ingredient into your diet. Lemongrass improves blood circulation, boosts the immune system and metabolism, and helps calm the nervous system.   […]

Source: This Hearty Salad Has An Immune-Boosting, Anxiety-Reducing Secret Ingredient

3 Strategies For Actually Being Well-Rested This Holiday Season

How To Get Through The Holiday Season With Plenty Of Chill.

Just like that, party season is fast approaching (again!), and we’re not sure if our bodies are entirely ready for the onslaught of celebrations and festive feasts. While fun and delicious, this time of year can also gift us a great deal of stress and chaos as we prep our gatherings and plan our travels.  […]

Source: 3 Strategies For Actually Being Well-Rested This Holiday Season

Lāʻau Lāpāʻau || Wood Avens

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Wood Avens

Botanical Name:Geum urbanum.

The Latin name of the species “urbanum” means “of the city” referring to the plant’s liking for areas affected by human activity.

Other Common Names: Herb bennet, avens, city avens, European avens, way bennet, Bennet’s root, clove root, colewort, wild rye, benoîte (French), hierba de San Benito (Spanish), febernellikerod (Danish), Stadtnelkenwurz (German), kratthumleblom (Norwegian), nejlikrot (Swedish), kyläkellukka (Finnish).

Habitat: The species is native to Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. It was introduced early on in North America, where it soon became naturalized and formed natural hybrids with white avens (Geum canadense). Wood avens grows well in shady deciduous forests, along forest edges and near hedgerows, but it also thrives in landfills and other man-made areas such as parks and gardens. Wood avens is easy to grow. The plant likes full sun and does not make many…

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Midday Sound Healing Meditation || Connect to the Divine Source ❯ Increase Your Vibrational Energy ❯ Activate Your Divine Consciousness

MIDDAY SOUND HEALING MEDITATION (1 hr.)
This session connect you to deepest level of subconscious awareness and self realization.
 
Affirmations:
I am focused on finding the answers to my questions within me.
 
I have complete faith in the guidance I receive from my higher self.
 
I am in tune with the infinite wellspring of wisdom, grace and peace that resides within me.
 
I am ignoring all disruptive thoughts and voices.
 
I am always connected with the wise part of me.
 
I am open to receive the messages my higher self wants me to hear.
 
I know that my higher self loves me unconditionally and has my best interest in mind.
 
I am effortlessly tuning into my highest truth.
 
I am becoming more and more me.
 
I am amazed by the insights and gifts I receive.
 

Paradigm Shifting …

” […] the central brain of the Matrix Control System [is] known by the ancients as the Demiurge. The demiurge is said to be the soul of the universe. It is the all-pervading energy field that projects matter, energy, space, and time at the quantum level. The Demiurge is a nonphysical artificial intelligence that, in its original and rightful form, fashioned physicality according to the divine will. Except it has since broken away from the divine framework and become a parasite upon its own corner of Creation, which is the universe we now find ourselves in. The Demiurge has shaped this universe into a cold deterministic machine, a construct that perpetuates the illusion of linear time, that grinds onward without regard for the consciousness of its inhabitants, and that forces its subjects to live by the law of the jungle. These spiritually suffocating conditions are what allow the Matrix Control System to exist. They lead to a mode of living that favors serving self at the expense of others. What was supposed to have been a nurturing womb, a growth matrix for the evolution of consciousness through physical experience, has instead taken on overtones of a spiritual prison.

The second component of the Matrix includes all the nonphysical beings that have taken after the Demiurge. In a realm of limited resources, there will be those who have developed competition, predation, and survival to a high art. Such beings are spiritually dead and cut off from the divine. They look to the living, such as ourselves, for their source of energy and entertainment. The more powerful ones, whom the Gnostics termed Archons, may be viewed as the henchmen of the Corrupt Demiurge. Here on Earth, they preside over a network of negative entities that farm us for our soul energy. This network includes demons, parasitic thoughtforms generated by human suffering and perversion, as well as ghosts working in the service of demons. They are all nonphysical predators that roam around and instigate human suffering at every opportunity, mainly to feed off the soul energy released. They are energy feeders, mind manipulators, and tormenters that play us like fiddles if we are not aware. They can orchestrate misleading synchronicities, create accidents and freak illnesses, insert foreign thoughts and emotions into us during lowered states of consciousness, and they can induce schizoid symptoms in the vulnerable.

The third component consists of alien collectives that have manipulated mankind in every way conceivable since the dawn of our species. They have shaped our genetics, history, beliefs, and want full control of our planetary destiny. Unlike demons, aliens are physical or quasi-physical beings who possess superior intelligence, psychic abilities, and technology. Within certain limits, their technology allows them to alter matter, energy, space, and time through the use of demiurgic energies. That is why aliens are architects of the Matrix Control System.”

~ Tom Montalk

Usui Teate Reiki  ||  Kotodama – Cho Ku Rei  ||  MORNING SOUND HEALING MEDITATION || REIKI || CHO KU REI (Reiki Power Symbol/Level 2 Basic)


Please download from this link:
 
Practice intoning the CKR kotodama, using slow natural diaphragmatic breathing. Make your sound resonate within you as if you are a Tibetan singing bowl that creates your personal tone.

Meditation Cycle: 15 minutes

Try saving and playing this MP3 on a loop for an hour (1 hr.) total today. (That’s 4 rounds on a loop.) Be sure to journal, take note, of the impressions that visit your Mind’s Eye. And then, PRACTICE empowering people, places and things through this kotodama, feeling renewed with your enlivened Reiki abilities!

Sound Healing Meditation  ||  528 Hz Heart Chakra Regeneration | Repair & Heal The Heart Chakra | Open & Balance ANAHATA Chakra

MIDNIGHT SOUND HEALING MEDITATION (2 hrs.|| Just the resonance to tune up your Heart Chakra right-proper! Enjoy!
 

 

Open, Activate & Heal The Heart Chakra also known as Anahata Chakra. 528Hz. Activate, open, balance and heal your heart chakra. This frequency encourages us to restore human consciousness to its full power and potential. 528Hz resonates at the heart of the Sun (recorded by NASA scientists). Sunbeams, the rainbow, flowers, grass and even the buzzing of bees vibrates at 528Hz. Nature in balance vibrates at 528Hz. It is the frequency of life itself. 

More than any sound previously discovered, the “LOVE frequency” resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiraling reality of heaven and earth. Let the Love 528 music play inside you. The Love frequency is the “Miracle” note of the original Solfeggio musical scale. Independently confirmed by researchers, these core creative frequencies were used by ancient priests and healers in advanced civilizations to manifest miracles and produce blessings.

Activate heart chakra, boost heart chakra, healing heart chakra, heart chakra music, heart chakra meditation, heart chakra opening, 528hz heart chakra, anahata chakra, heart chakra balance, heart chakra peace, heart chakra repair the heart chakra.

ENERGY UPDATE || 11/28/18

ENERGY UPDATE || 11/28/18

🕳  Correction:   Livestream Group Meditation Thursday 9pm EST USA, if you’re unable to make it Thursday on the live stream, you can watch after- group meditation is still just as powerful.

Sorry if audio is muffled- my microphone on my device. I only deal w audio interference when i use this device ive noticed & trying to get it taken care of today if Im able so wont have the issue during live stream & my reading recording! Doing my best.

They are blocking the sun due to our connection through the earth to the sun. It helps build our new aesthetic template and natural grid.
The most important thing that we all can do is focus on our individual spiritual growth so we’re able to be of service to others.

We have to starve the dark forces by not letting them trigger you or get a reaction.. they’re focused on YOU because they cant focus on themselves or create themselves. We have a lot of clones/ organic portals that are scrambling right now because they control and manipulate through the emotional body through the astral plane. When the unconscious patterns become conscious there’s no longer feeding those beings or thought forms and they can no longer manipulate to create.

The soul is detoxing the emotional body through the physical body.
Detachment but staying in the heart is key. We all have a specific role individually then a universal role.. those that are trying to create division or duality are playing their part in the 3D role.. and some will remain in their 3D role. It depends on the individual.

Energy Update || The Heart Chakra Race – 11/28/18

🕳 Correction:   Livestream Group Meditation Thursday 9pm EST USA, if youre unable to make it Thursday on the livestream, you can watch after- group meditation is still just as powerful. Sorry if audio is muffled- my microphone on my device. I only deal w audio interference when i use this device ive noticed & trying to get it taken care of today if Im able so wont have the issue during livestream & my reading recording! Doing my best.

They are blocking the sun due to our connection through the earth to the sun. It helps build our new aesthetic template and natural grid.

The most important thing that we all can do is focus on our individual spiritual growth so we’re able to be of service to others.

We have to starve the dark forces by not letting them trigger you or get a reaction.. they’re focused on YOU because they cant focus on themselves or create themselves.. we have a lot of clones/ organic portals that are scrambling right now because they control and manipulate through the emotional body through the astral plane. When the unconscious patterns become conscious there’s no longer feeding those beings or thought forms and they can no longer manipulate to create.

The soul is detoxing the emotional body through the physical body.

Detachment but staying in the heart is key. We all have a specific role individually then a universal role.. those that are trying to create division or duality are plsying their part in the 3D role.. and some will remain in their 3D role. It depends on the individual.

 

 

 

Card of the Day – The Hierophant – Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tarot by Cecelia

To conform or not to conform. You may find yourself questioning the status quo today, whether it be in regard to your spiritual beliefs, or the rules by which we are all governed. Church and state have both occupied the news as of late and you can expect more of the same.

Today, Venus in Libra at 29° will square retrograde Uranus at 29° Aries. You are likely to be feeling this today in the areas of love or money, but with Uranus in the mix things are often out of left field. Relationship drama is possible, or even an impromptu date with an Internet stranger. Sudden changes in finances can occur. But insofar as the Hierophant is concerned, you will probably not wish to conform.

See you here tomorrow!

Source:  Casimir Lee

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Daily Words of the Buddha for November 29, 2018

Pāli Word a Day for November 29, 2018
aññātar — one who knows, a knower of dhamma

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanaṃ –
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.

Abstain from all unwholesome deeds,
perform wholesome ones,
purify your mind –
this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Dhammapada 14.183
The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

Lāʻau Lāpāʻau || Echinacea Mouthwash More Effective than Chlorhexidine in Decreasing Oral Microbial Load in Intubated Patients

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common bacterial infection among patients in intensive care units (ICUs). For patients placed on a ventilator, the risk for nosocomial pneumonia and mortality is higher than for other patients. The use of anti-bacterial mouthwashes is recommended to prevent the occurrence of VAP. Among the available mouthwashes, chlorhexidine is highly effective in reducing dental plaque and pathogenic microorganisms; however, studies investigating the efficacy of chlorhexidine for the prevention of VAP have yielded conflicting results. Extracts of echinacea (Echinaceaspp.Asteraceae) aerial parts have immuno-stimulant, anti-inflammatory, and mild antimicrobial properties. This double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial compared the effects of echinacea and chlorhexidine mouthwashes on the oral microbial load in ICU patients who underwent tracheal intubation.

The study included 70 patients admitted to the ICUs in three hospitals in Arak, Iran, between April 2014 and October 2014 who underwent intubation. The patients were randomly assigned…

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Meditation  || Live Virtuously

 

At the root are four virtues.  Courage.  Temperance.  Wisdom, then Justice.  These are the root virtues that human beings are meant to develop in their lives.  All virtues come out of one of these four virtues.

 

Courage

Courage is the first and most important virtue, because upon it the other ones are based.

Generosity is actually the daughter of the mother virtue, which is Courage, because generosity is courage with one’s wealth.

Patience is also a type of courage because it is a lack of anxiety when a calamity afflicts you, and that is from a type of courage.  So, being patient is rooted in courage.

In English, the root word of courage is core  which means “heart”.  Thus, the essence of courage is the heart, ergo, a person who has courage has a lot of heart.  That’s why the West African Arabs say, “he does not have any heart”, which means the person does not have any courage.  It is the heart that is the source of courage.

 

Temperance

Temperance is about balance.  Temper has to do with balance.  For example:  Temperature, you adjust.  To temper is the ability to adjust to different circumstances.  Therefor, temperance is about always maintaining the balance, like a homeostatic moral homeostasis.  In the same way, your body maintains 98.6, the soul maintains a moderation in all things:  that is the essence of temperance.

From temperance comes Chastity. Iffa, which has to do with not aggressing against anyone, either sexually or financially.

From that, temperance gives birth to Contentment.  And from contentment, comes Trustworthiness.  Thus, somebody who has chastity … and remembering the root word chaste carries a meaning not exclusive to sexual mores … but has to do with everything now is limited only to the idea of chastity and sexual relations.  But traditionally, the idea of temperance had to do with moderation in all things … and that moderation led to this chastity, or chaste nature.  A pure, virtuous nature.

 

Wisdom

From Wisdom comes Understanding … the virtues of the mind and intellect … and then, finally, Justice.

 

Justice

At the essence of justice is a desire for Fairness.  So, the essence of justice is fairness, which is very difficult to achieve.  The essence of justice is Ein Soph and it is very difficult  to attain.  Very few people are fair in this world.  Even people who are oppressors, or who are oppressed, will always look at the other with total lack of fairness.  Always.  An oppressor will always look at the one he is aggressing upon with a total lack of fairness.  By the same token, the one aggressed upon will always look at the oppressor with a total lack of fairness.  This explains the reason true Justice is very hard to come about in the world because of human nature.  It is so difficult for human beings to be fair and to be truly fair.

Another essential component of Justice is Mercy.  In the traditional understanding, mercy actually came out of justice.  The reason for that is because mercy is an emotion that emerges when one sees another suffering, or is in a situation that he (the emoter) is not.  Mercy arises from that sense that this person does not deserve their circumstances.  In other words, the fact that one is not in the other’s condition communicates that one does not want those conditions happening to the other person … and that is Justice … and that’s why mercy emerges out of justice.  It is an extraordinary concept because we usually tend to see mercy and justice as mutually exclusive.  You are either just, or you are merciful.

True mercy is actually emerging out of a real sense of justice … that you don’t deserve that.  This is why when God shows mercy to His creatures, that mercy is coming from His justice.  That is also why the Q’uran says, “my mercy outstrips my justice”.  In other words, if the two concepts race, mercy always wins.

From this idea of mercy emerges the idea of Forebearance.  Despite someone aggressing upon you, forebearance is the ability to not desire retribution.

From that virtue of Forebearance, emerges the virtue of Forgiveness, or Pardoning.  This is why forgiveness is the highest virtue.  The amazing thing about forgiving another is that it physically heals the forgiver, thereby healing the mental body of depression, anger and despair.  It is a type of Acceptance, and that is the beauty of forgiveness — the acceptance that there is nothing that can be done about it.  This when you ask yourself, “Do I want to continue the cycle, or do I not want to be the one that breaks the cycle?”  That is mujahidah, what the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said is the one who prevents his soul from things that are harmful for it.  A real warrior … and that is Ancient Chinese perspective in derivation.   The Chinese said, “It is the true warrior that conquers himself.”

This is in keeping with ancient tradition.