Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It's Okay Not to Be Perfect

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Super Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Blood Moon of September 27th, 2015

Stage 1: Super Moon & Brightness

Stage 2: Lunar Eclipse

Stage 3: Blood Moon

Monday, September 28, 2015

For-Mar Nature Preserve, Flint, Michigan, United States

Out of nothing, a way will be made.
All miracles are the force of love at work.
Faith is confidence and expectation because of understanding.
Get out of your own way, and have faith.
“How?” is none of your business.
Make a command to the universe.
Enlarge your vision. 
Discover the power of your thoughts and words.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Loveland, Colorado, United States

The basis of life is freedom; the result of life is expansion, 
and the purpose of life is joy.
We are individual portions of energy, materialized within physical existence, to learn to form ideas from energy and make them physical
You should see this physical world as a creative environment in which you, and everyone else, can express yourselves creatively. You are not here to try to get others to stop doing what they are doing and do something else. You are here to understand the value in the contrast, and the balance in the variety.
We are all one, reflecting different colors of the same light.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Forest, Colorado, United States

The combination of being more deliberate about what you want, 
more deliberate about what you intend, 
and more sensitive to the way you intend,
 and more sensitive to the way you feel is what 
the Deliberate Creative Process is all about.
Think thoughts that match what you want until you believe them. And when you think the thoughts that match what you want, until you believe them, universal forces will give you proof of your belief. But if you need to see it before you believe it, it cannot come. You have to believe it before you see it.
If there are things in your experience that you no longer wish to experience, your belief must change. If there are things that are not in your experience that you want to bring into your experience, your belief must change.
Do not focus so much on monitoring your thoughts, 
but focus on your emotions. 
Your emotions will tell you how you are feeling. 
Is it good or bad?
Feeling makes it happen faster.
Conversion of desire into its physical equivalent.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Study: THC/Marijuana May Protect Against Heart Attacks

THC/Marijuana could offer protection against heart attacks, according to a recent study conducted on mice.

The findings, published in the June edition of Biochemical Pharmacology, showed that a single dose of THC was able to reduce both the severity of a heart attack as well as the cardiovascular damage from suffering one.

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the primary constituents of the cannabis plant and is known to act on both types of cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2. Both receptor types have been identified in the heart. 

To test its protective effects, researchers administered a 0.002 mg/kg dose of THC – approximately 1,000 to 10,000 times lower than the THC content of an average marijuana joint. The authors noted that, at such trace levels, THC does not induce psychoactive effects.

While a number of previous studies have already linked various cannabinoids – including CBD (cannabidiol) – with cardiovascular protection, the new study was able to identify a much wider window of therapeutic opportunity.

Protective effects were observed when THC was given either 2 hours or 48 hours before a heart attack, which led the authors to believe that THC could activate “long lasting protective mechanisms” in the heart.

Furthermore, the study showed a lack of desensitization from repetitive THC intake, as continuous THC treatment over a 3-week period seemed to offer the same level of benefit. In light of this, the researchers suggested that THC “may even prove beneficial as a chronic treatment for individuals who are at high risk of myocardial infarction [heart attack] or other cardiac diseases.”

The research was led by Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Medicine, who has also investigated the ability of THC to protect against brain damage. 

In a previous study, Sarne’s team found that low doses of THC could protect mice from long-term brain damage stemming from a number of sources, including epileptic seizures and a lack of oxygen.

Prof. Sarne plans to conduct further investigations on the cardioprotective effects of THC.

The study was conducted at the Rabin Medical Center’s Cardiac Research Laboratory (Israel) and supported by a Mauerberger Fellowship and The Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases and Shmuel Shalit Fund Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Live to give. Choose to be happy.
One human being inspires many others, 
and the many others inspire thousands, 
the thousands inspire millions, the millions inspire billions, 
and that is how we bring harmony to planet Earth.
"Words have the power to both destroy and heal. 
When words are both true and kind, they can change our world."

- Buddha
The ones whom you should try to get even with 
are the ones who have helped you.
For many of us stay walled because we are afraid of being hurt. 
We are afraid to care too much,
 for fear that the other person does not care enough or at all.
Do not limit your sources of love.
Awareness, honesty, and openness.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I am surrounded by wealth and abundance.
Abundance effortlessly flows to me.
Money: May prosperity flow freely through my life. 
I sense a natural attraction to wealth and life.
 I sense a natural attraction to wealth and its comforts. 
Let me embrace prosperity in all forms. 
Money comes easily and frequently.
I choose absolute and continuing abundance, 
for I understand that there is no limit to the abundance to myself.
Financial Prosperity: I want financial prosperity! There are so many wonderful things that are readily available in this wonderful world, 
and financial prosperity opens the door to so many of those things. 
Since the Law of Attraction responds to my thoughts, 
I have decided to focus predominantly upon the abundance that is possible, understanding that it is only a matter of time before my thoughts of prosperity will be matched by the flow of financial prosperity. Since the Law of Attraction will bring me the object of my attention, I chose abundance.
Abundance & Prosperity.

Friday, September 11, 2015

"I will be generous with my love today. 
I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. 
I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds
 and when they fall on fertile soil, 
a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater."
- Steve Maraboli
"Some people pursue happiness, others create it."

- Margaret Bowen
Give judgment and criticism and you give it to yourself. 
Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, 
and you give it to yourself.
"Give, and it will be given to you. For by your standard of measure,
 it will be measured to you in return."

- Jesus
Every action of giving creates an opposite action of receiving. 
What you receive is always equal to what you’ve given.
Give love through your good feelings and what you want will appear.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Marijuana May Protect Liver Against Common Environmental Toxin

Cadmium is a toxin found in low-quality fertilizers.

Cannabidiol (CBD) in marijuana may prevent liver damage caused by exposure to Cadmium.

Marijuana may offer protection against the harmful effects of a widespread chemical toxin, according to new research from Saudi Arabia.

The findings were published online in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology:

    “It was concluded that Cannabidiol may represent a potential option to protect the liver tissue from the detrimental effects of Cadmium toxicity.”

Cadmium is a highly toxic heavy metal that tends to build up in the liver and kidneys leading to serious injury and dysfunction.

Exposure to Cadmium is often related to industrial work, but traces can also be found in the atmosphere, water sources, low-quality fertilizers, old batteries and cigarette smoke.

Using rat models, the researchers found that pre-treatment with CBD “provided a significant protective effect” against high doses of Cadmium. In some tests, CBD even appeared to restore the liver to its normal condition.

While CBD has yet to be studied in human cases of cCadmium poisoning, it seems to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects across a wide range of diseases.

    “Previous reports demonstrated that Cannabidiol may have therapeutic utility in a number of conditions involving inflammation and oxidative stress, including Diabetes Mellitus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and neurodegenerative disorders.”

What’s more, a study published earlier this year suggests that smoking cannabis can also provide relief from symptoms associated with liver disease.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Relax and enjoy the scenery.
Joy is only a thought away.
Thoughts are priceless treasures that can warm and cheer the heart.
Three Steps Required to Change Behavior:

1.    Mental Consent

A person must be willing to replace faulty thinking with a new belief.

2.    Conscious Choice

A person must consciously choose a new course of action.

3.    Deliberate Action

A person must now act and live in ways 
that are in keeping with these new beliefs.
"If you don’t like something change it. 
If you can’t change it, change the way you feel about it."

- Mary Engelbriet
The more seriously we take ourselves, the more limited we become.
The things you think, say, and do reflect what is gong on in your mind.
What you really believe, your private view of reality, causes your behavior.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

"Feel that Freedom on your Face - Breathe in all that Open Space"

Do not go where the path may lead. 
Go where there is no path and leave a trail.
It is only by understanding how important your life is, that you will be able to answer the question of how to make it better, to find its meaning.
Without asking, you will receive no answer.
Having a dream isn’t stupid. 
It’s not having a dream that is stupid.
We can have whatever we want in life!
Trust your inner guidance.
Our self worth is enhanced when we act on what we love, 
and is hindered when we don't.
It is magical when someone dares to dream – when someone has the courage to think new thoughts, set goals and possess the audacity
 to believe that they will come to pass.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Your wish is my command.
It’s not harder to attract something big than something small.

No one is ready for anything, until he believes he can acquire it. 
The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.
Transpose your list of goals and action steps into affirmation statements.
Write and read your goals daily.
Each morning before you rise, meditate on your innermost dreams and goals.
"Begin with a dream and set goals."

- Kris Friedrich
Think about what really matters in life, 
and make a commitment to put those things first.