Sunday, December 13, 2015

Home Made Birthday Card

Monday, December 07, 2015

No Expiration Date

Eternal Bond


Sunday, December 06, 2015

What if I told you that death is the greatest thing that could happen to anyone? Do you think that life on Earth is better than life in heaven?
 I tell you this, at the moment of your death you will realize the greatest freedom, the greatest peace, the greatest joy, and the greatest love you have ever known. There is no death. Life goes on forever and ever. Life Is. 
You simply change form. The happiest moment of your life will be the moment it ends. That is because it doesn’t end but only goes on 
in ways so magnificent, so full of peace and wisdom and joy.

"Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1-3" 
by Neale Donald Walsch
Life cannot give itself to you if you do not understand death. 
You must do more than understand it. You must love it, even as you love life. Your time with each person would be glorified if you thought it was your last time with that person. Your experience of each moment would be enhanced beyond measure if you thought it was the last moment. Your refusal to contemplate your own death leads to your refusal to contemplate your own life. You do not see it for what it is. You miss the moment, 
and all it holds for you. You look right past it.

"Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1-3" 
by Neale Donald Walsch

Friday, December 04, 2015

“That is in the past. Now in this new moment, this new present, I am already beginning to feel better.” Immediately turn your attention away from the physical condition. Concentrate on something pleasant or begin another task.
It is not a difficult thing to change the pattern of your vibration, 
especially when you understand that you can do it a little bit at a time.
You add power to those things you do not want 
through your attention to them.
Float through life and try not to resist challenges when they come. 
Resisting them holds them to you. Focus your mind on what you want, 
and then float above the challenging or negative things.
Do not resist what makes you uncomfortable.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Not desire, but expectation.
Don't ask, but be thankful in advance.
Withdraw from the yearning, and claim that you already have it.
Your desire doesn't have to arrive so late, but sometimes that is how long it takes before people stop fretting about whether or not it ever will.
It only takes so long when you are waiting and looking for end results.
Why aren't my dreams coming true? 

We never just want one thing. We never just think one thought. In fact, on any given day, our scientists tell us we think on average of 10,000 unique thoughts a day. Well, so when we are thinking this many thoughts in a day, the likelihood is that some of our thoughts will contradict one another. 
Just because times in life we don't get what we most want, it doesn't mean that we didn't get what we were thinking about. The principle is absolute.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

There are no "shoulds." 

 If you are asking: "What should I do with my life?"

 That says right away, you're concerned with money. 

You're concerned about what other people think and how they will judge you. 

Change the question to: "What do I want to do?" 

You will see life differently.

- Mike Dooley
It's never too late.
Being logical doesn't negate the magic.
Don't confuse what you want with how you are going to get it.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Marijuana Makes You Less Aggressive

 In 1972, a report from the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse identified a major difference between marijuana and alcohol use. That is, marijuana won’t throw you into a drunken spiral of rage that alcohol is more than capable of causing.

The US federally commissioned report, entitled “Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding,” concluded: Unlike alcohol, marijuana is known to reduce aggressive behavior.

    “Rather than inducing violent or aggressive behavior… marihuana was usually found to inhibit the expression of aggressive impulses by pacifying the user…”

And decades later, Spanish researchers have managed to explain why. 

Published online in the journal Neuropharmacology, their findings show that aggression is another one of the many emotional behaviors regulated by cannabinoid receptors – specifically CB1 receptors.

    “…our findings support an important role for CB1 [receptors] in social interaction and aggressive behavior.”

While cannabinoid receptors come in two different types – CB1 and CB2 – CB1 receptors are far more present in the brain. They’re also responsible for the high that marijuana users experience.

In the new study, researchers bred mice lacking CB1 receptors and recorded their behavior. As expected, mice without CB1 receptors showed higher levels of aggression towards other mice. They also found that a THC-like chemical “significantly decreased the aggression levels” of normal mice.

While perfectly healthy mice (and people) might act out aggressively from time to time, the authors hope their findings will lead to further research on CB1 receptors as a “potential target in the management of aggression-related psychiatric disorders.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Walk in the green forest of silence
Swim in the blue ocean of joy
Dance in the golden light of love,
And laugh in the raging river of life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We are all part of a master team.
When opportunities arise to express love and gratitude, 
take advantage of them.
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others,
 cannot keep it from themselves."

- Sir James Matthew Barrie
Be the source. 
Whatever you want to experience in yourself, 
be the source of it in the lives of others. This is a great secret. 
This is the sacred wisdom. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you. All of your problems, all of your conflicts, all of your difficulties in creating 
a life on your planet of peace and joy are based 
in your failure to understand this simple instruction, and to follow it.
Be the source.
"Be the change you wish to see."

- Gandhi
"The person who is waiting for something to turn up,
 might start with their shirt sleeves."

- Garth Henrichs

Monday, October 19, 2015

THC Helps Us Overcome Our Fears – And Maybe PTSD

THC boosts a type of memory called extinction memory, which helps us forget fearful memories. Scientists also hope it can be used to treat PTSD.

THC can improve memory in a process called extinction learning. It’s a type of conditioning that helps us forget fearful memories by overwriting them with new, less fearful ones. And as you might imagine, this learning process has been a major focus of PTSD research for years.

But when it comes to harnessing the potential of marijuana in treating post traumatic stress disorder, one group of scientists at the University of Michigan seem to be leading the way. Dr. Israel Liberzon explained why his team decided to study marijuana compounds – also known as (endo)cannabinoids – in an interview with Psychiatric News last month.

While endocannabinoids are produced naturally by the brain, cannabinoids from marijuana are able to mimic – and even enhance – their effects. That’s what led Dr. Liberzon, along with research fellow Dr. Christine Rabinak and several of their colleagues, to conduct the first human study – published in Neuropharmacology in January – that confirmed THC’s ability to improve extinction memory in 14 healthy volunteers.

Dr. Rabinak and Dr. Liberzon believe chemicals in marijuana may prevent the return of fear memories in people with anxiety disorders like PTSD.

But memory and marijuana are tricky subjects and – although animal studies show similar results – Dr. Rabinak told Psychiatric News they still aren’t sure how it works.

    “We speculate that the THC is doing something in the brain to change areas that are activating or interacting after learning – but exactly what is still unknown.”

Still, the treatment seems to fit with problems associated with PTSD. According to Dr. Liberzon, “we see deficits in how PTSD patients learn or unlearn to be fearful” and – as his latest study shows – it’s quite possible that cannabinoids like THC could help.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Suggestion from the movie,

 “The Secret”

Find a special rock, keep it in your pocket and use it as a gratitude rock. Every time you touch it or see it, think of something you are thankful for.
Grateful thoughts are empowering.
Gratitude is the creator of miracles.
Maintain a gratitude attitude, regardless of life's challenges.
Count your blessings with gratitude.
It's important every day to feel and think about what you love in your life.