Meditation | Pranayama: Learning the Art of Balanced Breathing

… Balance is the naked truth of nature and this quote holds true especially in case of breath. As the great yogis say, we are the breath we inhale & exhale, the fine line between how much to hold in and how much to let go, creates the necessary ‘equilibrium’. […]

Read article here: https://fractalenlightenment.com/32433/spirituality/pranayama-learning-the-art-of-balanced-breathing

Hawaiian Culture | Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture

(AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others. […]

Read article here: https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/04/who-owns-aloha-hawaii-considers-protections-for-native-culture/

A Shamans View of Mental Illness

A West African shaman by the name of Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé has a different view of mental illness compared to that of people in the western world, where we focus on pathology and the idea that the behavior exhibited by those diagnosed with the condition is something that needs to stop. Dr. Somé proposes […]

Source: A Shamans View of Mental Illness – Forever Conscious

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | Clinical Efficacy of Fennel Cream for Improved Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Sexual dysfunction is a common complication of menopause. Estrogen therapy, administered orally or vaginally, can reduce symptoms of vaginal atrophy and improve sexual function in postmenopausal women. However, estrogen therapy can be associated with serious side effects and may not be appropriate for some women. Effective alternative non-hormonal options are needed for postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae) seeds have been used medicinally for centuries and reported to have estrogenic effects. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the effects of fennel vaginal cream on sexual function in postmenopausal women.

Postmenopausal women (n = 60, aged 45-65 years) were enrolled at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in Ahvaz, Iran. Included patients had confirmed menopause, lived with their husbands, were sexually active, and had sexual dysfunction (scoring < 26 on the Female Sexual Function Index [FSFI]). Excluded patients had vaginal bleeding…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | CARVACROL IMPROVES RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS AND PULMONARY FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA

Asthma, a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, causes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Carvacrol is the main phenol of the essential oil of plants including oregano (Origanum vulgare, Lamiaceae) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Lamiaceae), and has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. T[…]

Read arēticle here: https://crookedbearcreekorganicherbs.com/2019/04/17/carvacrol-improves-respiratory-symptoms-and-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-asthma/

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau | The Tradition of Working With Sacred Oils, by Anaiya Sophia

A long, long time ago, there was an ancient tradition of women who worked with sacred oils for the highest good of All. These women were called Myrrhophores, also known as myrrh-bearers or mistresses of the oils. They were priestesses of an even older order whose time has returned and is with us once again.

The work of these women was to anoint those approaching death and to prepare the way for the soul to soar. The sacred oil would realign people with their true soul essence, and carry them to ‘other side’. The Myrrhophore would hold a vigil (usually three days) whilst praying and uttering the intonation of the oil. The combination of softly spoken voice and perfume healed the wounds in the soul caused by events not only in this life but also in the past.

This myrrh-bearing tradition has its earthly roots in the ancient temples of Egypt and is still kept alive by a few practitioners today. However, the oil itself is the High Priestess and gateway to the inner temple. Mary Magdalene was a Myrrhophore. Isis was a Myrrhophore. Cleopatra, Hatshepsut…, the names are many, and the tradition is one.

The myrrhophore not only works with dis “ease” in the spirit and soul but also the disharmony within the environment. She tunes in to the subtle discordance and acknowledges its unrest. Turning to the oils, and its pure expression of the Divine, she offers herself as a bridge bringing the gift of wholeness and healing.

In the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches, the Third Sunday of Pascha (i.e. the second Sunday after Easter) is called the ‘Sunday of the Myrrhbearers’. It is clear that during the time of Christ being a Myrrhophore was a very esteemed and honourable position to hold. So much so, that it was the most famous Myrrhophore, Mary Magdalene that got to see and speak with the resurrected Christ.

I first realised I was a Myrrhophore when I inhaled Spikenard. I became initiated right there and then on the spot. I was instantly catapulted into a dark cave, warmed by ritual and intense prayer. The pungent fragrance opened a secret chamber in my heart as it stripped me bare to the memory of holding this medicine and decanting it to others, and the land. My love and adoration for Christ revealed its immensity as I keeled over and wept.

I had remembered what lay hidden in my soul, and now I am here to remind you.

La’au Lapa’au | Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Equol is a metabolite produced by the action of intestinal bacteria on the soy (Glycine max, Fabaceae) isoflavone daidzein. It has some effects similar to those of the hormone estrogen. Some eviden […]

Source: Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Shamans Believe Mental Illness Is Something Else Entirely

A West African shaman by the name of Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé has a different view of mental illness compared to that of people in the western world, where we focus on pathology and the idea that the behavior exhibited by those diagnosed with the condition is something that needs to stop. Dr. Somé proposes  […]

Source: Shamans Believe Mental Illness Is Something Else Entirely

Magic | Are you Cursed? Check with These 30 Crystals for Black Magic and Protection from Curses

Considered aggressive magic, curses can be lifted by crystals that absorb the trapped spirit hexed on you and revert it to the perpetrator! Explore how to remove black magic, prevent evil curses and protect yourself against dark powers in 30 Ways!

Source: Are you Cursed? Check with These 30 Crystals for Black Magic and Protection from Curses

La’au Lapa’au | 30 DIY Ideas With Dried Herbs

No other way to put it, I just love herbs! If you ask my friends and neighbors, they can assure you this is true. Pretty sure last summer, at the peak of the season, you could small my herb garden at least 3 blocks away. What a harvest we had, and all those recipes with fresh herbs, m-m-m-m. I made  […]

Source: 30 DIY Ideas With Dried Herbs

Health | Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Death, May Cause Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Say Doctors 

Sleep deprivation can be the underlying cause of numerous health issues, including weight gain, heart disease, high blood pressure, and mood swings.  The lack of sleep makes us prone to sickness and increases our risk of serious health problems, including premature death. Most people need between 7 or 8 hours of sleep each night, and chronic […]

Source: Lack of Sleep Increases Risk of Death, May Cause Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Say Doctors – Healthy Food House

Energy Update | The Anatomy of a Smile, by Matt Kahn

One of my favorite lifelong spiritual practices is simply a willingness to smile.

A smile is an offering of goodwill as the spark of Divine energy in two people pulls back the curtain of perception to remember the light dwelling in all. A smile is a subconscious ethical agreement, exchanging the ways society interacts with strangers to the openness of engagement, now that eyes have made direct contact. A smile is a celebration of your untainted innocent heart, always ready and willing to burst with joy throughout moments of inspiration, no matter how broken down, beat up, or defeated the past seemed to be.

A smile is a declaration of freedom shining out from your eternally liberated nature, shouting from the roof tops through the cosmic language of silence, “I am here. I matter. I exist for a reason.” A smile is a gift of emotional generosity, like a gift certificate of healing energy, where the receiver can decide where such energy can be best used for the evolution of his/her soul. A smile is a confirmation of alignment with Source and being settled in your highest Truth, only revealing the need for deeper transformations the moment you look away, pull back, and hide.

A smile is a high five exchanged between angels affirming the perfection of their victory no matter how circumstances come to be. A smile is a remembrance of Heaven sent from the purest space within you to awaken the purity of all. A smile is a symbol of awakened heart-centered consciousness affirming all that is whole, right, and perfect about this moment exactly as it is. A smile is a spiritual cease-fire that only brings defeat to the parts and aspects that were never created to go any further. A smile is a moment of profound surrender, no longer needing to hold anything together or manage a journey that is too busy taking care of you to brief you on its plan.

Whether as a gaze of ecstasy exchanged by lovers, the admiration given from parent to child, support sent from one friend to another, or an offering shared by planetary neighbors, may today be an opportunity to remember the power of your smile.

As you take the time to smile more deliberately, openly, and authentically than ever before, may you rejoice in how often you are given opportunities to positively affect the quantum field of reality just by engaging the simplest and sweetest acts of kindness more often. May you come to know the happiness already within you that can be received with greater awareness the more often you open up and dare to shine.

Through the healing energy encoded in these words, I pass along to you the transformative effects of this powerful practice. From my heart to yours, I offer you this smile and invite you to pass it along to all the incredible souls you are meant to meet. May you receive it fully and share it freely for the wellbeing of all.

All For Love,

Matt Kahn

“Faith Healer” of Oprah and the Clintons has been Arrested for Mass Murder & Trafficking Children & Selling their Babies 

Police have arrested Bill Clinton’s faith healer for running Brazil’s largest ever child sex ring. Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as John of God – achieved international fame after being interviewed […]

Source: “Faith Healer” of Oprah and the Clintons has been Arrested for Mass Murder & Trafficking Children & Selling their Babies | The Washington Pundit

La’au Lapa’au | Blackcurrant Increases Cyclic Glycine-proline in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Has Potential to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a neurotrophic factor, which is involved in neuronal survival and brain function. However, in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), there is an increase in circulating IGF-1 and impaired IGF-1 function. This impaired function is thought to contribute to disease progression. Changes in plasma IGF-1 may predict prognosis and treatment responses in PD. However, most of the measurable plasma IGF-1 is inactive because it is bound to IGF binding protein (IGFBP), in particular, IGFBP-3. Therefore, plasma IGF-1 concentration does not represent the function of IGF-1. Cyclic glycine-proline (cGP) is a metabolite of free (i.e., not bound to IGFBP) bioactive IGF-1. cGP can also bind to IGFBP-3. When cGP binds to IGFBP-3, there is freer, bioactive IGF-1. Thus, cGP levels are a marker for free bioactive IGF-1. In vivo studies indicate that blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum, Grossulariaceae) anthocyanins (BCA) may alter the IGF-1 pathway. Further, the…

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Prosperity & Abundance; Tales of a Poor Witch

The Witch & Walnut

Untitled designI often get email requests for more money, prosperity and abundance. More often than not I actually get emails requesting specific amounts of money. Luck with gambling and lottery tickets.

How can we generate more money? How can we get more of it? I can’t manifest an exact amount for you, cause if I could… I would’ve done it for myself a long time ago. But we can work with charms, talismans and amulets to help Lady Luck send us a wink.

Lets take it a step further…. Everyone is always asking for money, to live in abundance to just have it all. But what are you giving back in return? In fact, what are you offering in the first place?

Like with any spell craft you do, just asking for something and not offering anything and not doing anything else isn’t really going to yield a whole lot. Can’t…

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How to Make Amazing Non-Toxic, Long-Lasting, Organic Deodorant 

Most of the commercial antiperspirants and deodorants we use are loaded with synthetic chemicals that enter the skin fast and might lead to irritations and hormonal imbalances. Julie Gabriel, The Green Beauty Guide, claims that many antiperspirants contain aluminum, added to dry out sweat by injecting aluminum ions in the cells that line the sweat […]

Source: How to Make Amazing Non-Toxic, Long-Lasting, Organic Deodorant – Healthy Food House

Energy Update | with Matt Kahn

While it is your greatest desire to be fulfilled, there is often a belief suggesting that only through your specific personal desires can fulfillment come to be. This can create a tendency of chasing after the fulfillment of each desire, not knowing it is the constant pursuit of desire that blocks your ability to receive fulfillment. When too much seeking isn’t balanced with moments of gratitude and reflection, it creates aversions to circumstances where anything other than evidence of your personal desires are judged, overlooked, and denied.

Along a heart-centered path,
desires may come and go and whether fulfilled or not, true fulfillment is not measured by how many personal desires are realized.

Instead, fulfillment is honored as an awareness of grace or how deeply you are willing to receive the gift of each miraculous moment. When attached to desires, you are likely to be only looking for evidence of new things coming your way. If such proof isn’t found, you are likely to perceive another unfulfilling day engaging with the boredom of the same old things.

As you learn to separate the reality of fulfillment with the fantasy of personal desire, you are able to be nourished, sustained, and rejuvenated by your own vibration of light throughout each passing breath. While this doesn’t mean you won’t or shouldn’t live out the fantasy of any desire, you no longer rely on it as your imagined gateway to fulfillment. Instead, it is your willingness to receive all that is given, while daring to view the same old things from new and exciting perspectives that allows a depth of fulfillment beyond your most insatiable desires to blossom into being.

This is the heart of true integration.

All For Love,

Matt