Saturday, January 31, 2015

Be the Light

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bob Cat Ridge - Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

"The mind acts like an enemy for those who don't control it."

-Bhagavad Gita
The only way to deactivate a thought or vibration is to activate another.
Look forward to where you want to be, 
and spend no time complaining about where you are.
Don't resist or hate bad feelings. The more you resist anything in life, the more you bring it to you. Instead, deliberately choose good feelings, and choose them more often.
Nothing good ever comes from focusing in opposition to what you desire.
True freedom is the absence of resistance.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Way

The Way

There are times when you stumble
And there are times when you're lost,
But to get where you are going,
These are well worth their cost.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Up in the Mountains - Horse Tooth Resevoir - Ft. Collins, Colorado, United States

Many times our difficulties or problems
actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
I don't have to worry about anything.
If I do, then I am choosing to, and it is not necessary.
Trust that everything will work out, and it always does.
When we change, circumstances will change.
Be encouraged by your experiences.
What happens to you will happen, and you only have two ways to respond. You can be positive and happy, or negative and miserable. That's it. The good news is that the choice is always up to you. You choose how happy you will be every day of your life, every way that life happens, no matter when, no matter what, no matter who.
Each situation and circumstance has had its particular
 influence in shaping who we are.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Marijuana May Reduce Brain Damage Caused By Alcohol

Chemicals in marijuana have powerful antioxidant properties, which scientists believe can protect the brain from damage. (Photo: Addiction Treatment) – Too much alcohol can lead to permanent brain damage, but a new study suggests marijuana may be able to prevent this.

Published last week in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, scientists from the University of Kentucky and University of Maryland concluded that a chemical in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) could be used to ward off alcohol-induced brain damage.They hope the findings will bring them closer to developing a preventative treatment for patients suffering from alcoholism.
“These results justify further preclinical development of transdermal CBD for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.”
Like THC, CBD is another chemical found in marijuana – but CBD cannot get you high. However, both chemicals are strong antioxidants – a characteristic the authors believe to be responsible for reducing brain damage from alcohol.
“It has been suggested that the neuroprotective effects of CBD observed during binge alcohol induced neurodegeneration are due to its high antioxidant capacity.”
The authors also note that CBD acts as a stronger antioxidant than many well-known antioxidants – including BHT and α-tocopherol (vitamin E)
In the new study, researchers tested CBD treatment on rat models using both a skin patch (transdermal) and regular needle injection (intraperitoneal). Both methods appeared to produce “similar magnitudes of neuroprotection” – approximately 50 per cent, according to their analysis.
“Interestingly, this study showed that transdermal and IP [intraperitoneal] delivery of CBD produced similar magnitudes of neuroprotection.”
Although further studies need to be done before human trials begin, the researchers state that – while treatments for alcoholism do exist – none have yet to target the neurodegenerative effects of alcohol. The neurodegenerative effects are believed to contribute to alcohol dependence by impairing behavioural control and decision making. Studies show about 8.5% of the U.S. population may be suffering from alcohol dependence, suggesting that many stand to benefit from this new potential treatment.

The study received funding from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Muskegon South Pier & Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, Michigan, United States

Have the courage to dream. Dare to Dream. Believe in your dream.
History has proven that those who dare to imagine the impossible 
are the ones who break all human limitations.
Break the boundaries of your imagination and stop putting limits on your life.
Dreams are the seedlings of reality.
Imagine what you want, and feel the happiness inside you.
Imagination is the workshop of the mind.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Forest - Colorado, United States

Love is the greatest emotion.
On our best days, love is at the center of our lives.
Pure love has no conditions or boundaries.
Love does not restrain itself or hold back. 
Love gives all the time and doesn't ask for anything in return. 
Love is a continuous flow without any limits.
Love is the positive force of life. 
Love is the cause of everything, positive and good.
Love heals our heart, meets our needs, and makes our spirit sing.
There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of love.
You are either feeling good because you are full of love, or you are feeling bad because you are empty of love. All of our feelings are degrees of love.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, 
think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration."

-Nikola Tesla
You always were and always will be. This is the meaning of existence and joy. The God that is, is within you, for you are part of all that is.
You are part of God, Source Energy. You are your own God. And once you start existing as a God, all misery, all becoming has no conditions to be fulfilled.
The physical person you are can never be separated from
 that which you came from, Source Energy.

Energy and Matter

The entire world is made up of only two things, energy and matter. Neither energy nor matter can be created or  destroyed. Both matter and energy can be transformed, but neither can be destroyed. Life is energy if it is anything.
Life may be passed through various processes of transition, or change, but it cannot be destroyed. Death is mere transition.
A celebration of stars dance into the night,
one for each dream about to take flight.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

If Ever I'm Ungrateful


I usually do not post anything that is sad, angry or gives off any negative feeling. But sometimes it can be moving. When I first saw this picture and read the words, it brought tears to my eyes. I felt ashamed to think about how all of my problems seemed so trivial compared to this picture. All I could think about was that I wished I could hug those kids and even take care of them, I could not imagine what they were going through. The saying that goes with the picture is enough to make us think about how ungrateful we can be, or how often we take things for granted. This picture made me stop and think, that even on our worst days, it may not even compare to what others in this world are going through. Who knows what is going on in this picture; the boy may be sick, or starving, or even dead. Most of us can't even fathom that life. I couldn't imagine being starving, or holding my brother or sister, cousin, neighbor in my arms like that. Its so easy for us to complain about circumstances when they aren't going exactly our way, and yet we know nothing of suffering. There are people who risk their lives trying to get to America because of the freedoms and the luxuries that we have. We have such cushy lives and yet we still find reasons to complain or be annoyed and irritated. Looking at this picture, it puts our problems into perspective. Sometimes I have to ask myself, "Is it really that big of a deal?" Now that I've seen this picture, it has resonated in my heart. And it has already come into my mind several times when I am dealing with anger and frustration. I see this image as a reminder to keep myself in check when it comes to my emotions and being grateful. Your situation could always be worse. Way worse. Things really aren't so bad after all. Be thankful for where you are at and what you have in your life. We are blessed beyond belief!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Every Storm Runs Out of Rain by Gary Allan

Oh so your standing in the middle of the thunder and lightning
I know you're feeling like you just can't win, but you're trying
It's hard to keep on keepin' on, when you're being pushed around
Don't even know which way is up,
you just keep spinning down, 'round, down...

Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

So hold your head up and tell yourself that there's something more
And walk out that door,
Go find a new rose, don't be afraid of the thorns
'Cause we all have thorns
Just put your feet up to the edge, put your face in the wind
And when you fall back down, keep on rememberin'

Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away

Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain
It's gonna run out of pain
It's gonna run out of sting
It's gonna leave you alone
It's gonna set you free
Set you free

Every storm runs, runs out of rain
Just like every dark night turns into day
Every heartache will fade away
Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

It's gonna set you free,
It's gonna run out of pain,
And set you free 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Who knows what would happen if each one of us live with more excitement in our eyes, with our hearts full of passion, our faces filled with enthusiasm.
"We must be willing to let go the life we planned 
so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

- E.M. Forsler
You will always be free to make your own choices. 
It is not possible for anyone else to create your reality.
Life is not a problem to be solved; it is a mystery to be lived.
For your life and your world is indeed yours. You form your own dreams,
and you form your physical reality. Your world is what you are.
You are supposed to thrive. You are supposed to feel good. 
Well being is constantly flowing toward you, and if you allow it,
well being will manifest in all manner of ways in your experience.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New Years 2015

New Years Day

New Years Day. New questions to be asked and embraced. Answers to be discovered, then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.