Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Golden Cracks


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Speak the Language of Love


Friday, November 25, 2016

I am at peace. 
I have all the time I need. 
I flow with life easily and effortlessly.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I let go of all fear and doubt, and life becomes simple for me.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Supermoon November 14th 2016

If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon. The Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948. During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until November 25, 2034.  




 So how do you get a Supermoon? As NASA explains, because the Moon has an elliptical orbit, one side – called the perigee – is about 48,280 km (30,000 miles) closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee). When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy. When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, we get what's called a perigee-syzygy. That causes the Moon to appear much bigger and brighter in our sky than usual, and it's referred to as a Supermoon – or more technically, a perigee moon. Supermoons aren't all that uncommon; we just had one on October 16, and after the November 14 super-supermoon, we'll have another one on December 14. But because the November 14 Moon becomes full within about 2 hours of perigee, it's going to look the biggest it has in nearly seven decades.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The 

heart 

has

 its

 reasons

 which

 reason

 knows

 nothing

 of.


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
French Writer

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Grateful Heart

Give me a grateful heart,
For each small favor granted.
As years unfold, may I behold
Life, still, through eyes enchanted.
Let me find beauty in all things,
Not be too blind to see
The goodness in my fellowman,
That he would find in me.

Grant that my ears remain attuned
To hear the smallest sigh,
And may I lend a gentle touch,
To those less sure than I.
Let me remember lessons learned,
To profit from the past,
And may I build a bridge of dreams,
That shall forever last.

Let me rejoice in simple things;
I need no wealth to buy
The scent of pine upon the wind,
A burnished copper sky,
Scarlet roses on the fence,
Sunrise through the trees.
Oh, grant that I may not outgrow 
Affinity for these.

Give me a grateful heart.
Let me be satisfied
When days are less than sunny
And plans lie at low tide.
Life is a sweet adventure
That will lead to who knows where,
So, give me a grateful heart
That I may always care.

written
by

Grace E. Easley

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's okay to have my feelings.
Today I express how I am feeling in positive ways.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

I am centered and focused, and I feel more secure with each day.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I rejoice in my own expression of life.
 I am perfect just as I am. 
I love and approve of myself.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I declare peace and harmony within me and around me. All is well.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Throughout time, every spiritual master from every age and teaching 
has taught this same truth. It is a reality from which we cannot escape: 
As a man thinketh, so he is. It is done unto you as you believe."


"The Art of Being" 

by

Dennis Merritt Jones

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day, 
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measure."

- Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe
 is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."

- Albert Einstein

Monday, September 05, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

Marijuana May Be Key To Healing Injured Brain

 


Research suggests a direct role of marijuana compounds in treating traumatic brain injuries.

The activity of marijuana may help repair the brain after traumatic injury, according to new research from Spain.

Scientists found that pathways in the brain associated with marijuana (cannabinoid receptors) were also responsible for the effects of a chemical called Minocycline.

The results were released in the Oxford journal Cerebral Cortex:

    “Our findings confirm that Minocycline decreases brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury… the activation of cannabinoid receptors is required for the neuroprotective actions of this compound.”

Inflammation is believed to contribute to brain damage that occurs after a head injury. Earlier studies show that Minocycline can protect against this damage.

However, when researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid gave Minocycline along with chemicals that block the activity of cannabinoid receptors, its protective effects were prevented.

Interestingly, other studies suggest that marijuana may play a direct role in protecting against brain damage – including research by Professor Yosef Sarne of Israel’s Tel Aviv University.

While still in its early stages, Prof. Sarne told Science Daily that the main chemical in marijuana, THC, showed incredible promise:

    “THC could be applicable to many cases of brain injury and be safer over time.”

THC’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are thought to protect the brain from further damage following injury.

While THC is also responsible for the marijuana high, Prof. Sarne found it offered significant protection at doses 1,000 to 10,000 times less than that in an average marijuana joint.

The study was supported by GRUPOS UCM-BSCH 951579; Delegación del Gobierno para el Plan Nacional sobre Drogas; Instituto de Salud Carlos III; Redes temáticas de Investigación Cooperativa en salud, Red de Trastornos Adictivos; Ministerio de Economía y Competividad, Spain, and the nonprofitable organization Fondation des Gueules cassées.

http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/08/23/marijuana-may-be-key-to-healing-injured-brain-study/

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Stay A Little Longer" by Brothers Osborne

Something like a strong wind is coming over me
It's got a hold of me, yeah
Thinking and doing things I shouldn't be
I really shouldn't be

Give it one more call
It's one more "whatcha doin right now?"
It's one more trip to my side of town and you walk right in
One more here we go again

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

So calm and so cool, yeah I try to be
Like it don't bother me
The last time was the last time
Until I'm all alone and I'm picking up the phone

One more call
It's one more "whatcha doin right now?"
It's one more trip to my side of town and you walk right in
One more here we go again

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

One more drink leads to another
You slide up close to me
Tear the t-shirts off each other
Your hands all over me
I tell myself I'm not in love
But one more time is not enough
One last kiss and then you're a goner
And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer

Stay a little longer

Wishing you could stay a little longer... 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"I am a Divine Expression of life. 

I love and accept myself where I am right now."


- Louise Hay

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Each new moment is influencing my dreams."



"Tapping The Source" 
 by

William Gladstone

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"I am open to receiving inspiration from my Source."


"Tapping The Source" 
 by

William Gladstone

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Friday, August 05, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Marijuana Linked To Better Memory, Brain Function In Schizophrenia


Schizophrenics who use cannabis appear to have superior memory and prefrontal cortex functioning.

University of Montreal researchers say cannabis use could preserve memory and prefrontal cortex function in patients with schizophrenia

Marijuana may offer a number of benefits to patients with schizophrenia, according to new research out of Canada.

Published online in the journal Psychiatry Research, the study found that heavy marijuana users performed better on memory tasks than those who avoided cannabis. MRI scans also revealed superior brain function in an area responsible for complex thinking and decision making.

Researchers from the University of Montreal studied 14 patients with a dual-diagnosis (cannabis dependence and schizophrenia) and 14 patients with schizophrenia only.

    “Our results suggest that emotional memory and prefrontal lobe functioning are preserved in dual-diagnosis patients.”
While patients were evaluated based on emotional memory, the researchers observed no differences in emotional responses between the two groups during resting states.

This led the authors to suggest that the superior performance of cannabis users could reflect a “more general difference” in memory.

Previous studies provide support for their findings – the authors note – including an earlier MRI study that found “less impaired brain functioning” in schizophrenic cannabis users. Likewise, another study suggests that certain symptoms of the disorder could be due to a lack of marijuana-like chemicals in the brain.

And while some still believe that cannabis causes problems when it comes to schizophrenia, the latest study only “adds to the growing literature showing that some key functions (negative symptoms, social skills, cognition) are preserved” in patients who use cannabis, conclude the authors.

The study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ).


Friday, July 29, 2016

"If prayer is you talking to God,
 then intuition is God talking to you."

- Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"Night's On Fire" by David Nail

Cue the music out the driveway
Slow summer on a Friday
Here we go again, wild in the wind
Mama knows she’s gonna be late

Hit the party just to watch her dance
Good to go when she grabs your hand
Like a shot from a gun, it’s a dead run
The first leg of a getaway plan

You burn rubber when you smoke them tires
Day’s gone and the night’s on fire

She’s telling you turn off the highway
The sunset melts all the blue away
Blackbird watching on the telephone wire
Whiskey on her lips and the night’s on fire

Littered with stars close enough to touch
July promise in the back of that truck
Her every move was taking you higher
You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire

She’s a seat laid back, a boy’s dream
Drawin’ hearts in the window steam
She’s a gettin’ you right, knows what you like
And pours it on like gasoline

When you know what you’re headed to
What’s a red blooded boy to do

She’s telling you turn off the highway
The sunset melts all the blue away
Blackbird watching on the telephone wire
Whiskey on her lips and the night’s on fire

Littered with stars close enough to touch
July promise in the back of that truck
Her every move was taking you higher
You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire
You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire

She’s telling you turn off the highway
The sunset melts all the blue away
Blackbird watching on the telephone wire
Whiskey on her lips and the night’s on fire

Littered with stars close enough to touch
July promise in the back of that truck
Her every move was taking you higher
You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire
You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire

You try to play it cool but the night’s on fire 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Like a Wrecking Ball" by Eric Church


I've, I've been gone, I've been gone too long

Singin' my songs on the road, another town

One more show then I'm coming home

Don't give a damn what these keys are for

I'm gonna knock down that front door and



I'm gonna find out what that house is made of

Been too many nights since it's felt us make love

I wanna rock some sheet rock

Knock some pictures off the wall

Love you baby like a wrecking ball



You, look at you, send me one more shot

Sittin' on a bathroom sink

Damn, you really turn me on

Painting your toenails pink

Easy baby for you to say

But if I can make it just one more day



That whole house is gonna be shakin'

I hope those bricks and boards can take it

But I won't be surprised

If the whole damn place just falls

Wanna rock you baby like a wrecking ball


And that old house is gonna be shakin'

Rafter rockin', foundation quakin'

Crash right through the front door

Back you up against the wall

Love you baby

Take it right there baby

Rock you baby like a wrecking ball


Thursday, July 07, 2016

I am at peace with my own feelings. 
I am safe where I am. 
I create my own security. 
I love and approve of myself.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett


Baby last night was hands down
One of the best nights
That I've had no doubt
Between the bottle of wine
And the look in your eyes and the Marvin Gaye
Then we danced in the dark under September stars in the pourin' rain

And I know that I can't ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

Baby and that red dress brings me to my knees
Oh but that black dress makes it hard to breathe
Your saint sure got us the cutest, the hottest masterpiece
It's too good to be true, nothing better than you
In my wildest dreams

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And I know that I can't ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

I don't need no vacation, no fancy destination
Baby you're my great escape
We could stay at home, listen to the radio
Or dance around the fireplace

And if I never get to build my mansion in Georgia
Or drive a sports car up the coast of California
Well if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man

Baby I could die a happy man
Baby I could die a happy man
Don't you know baby


Baby last night was hands down
One of the best nights
That I've had no doubt
Between the bottle of wine
And the look in your eyes and the Marvin Gaye
Then we danced in the dark under September stars in the pourin' rain

And I know that I can't ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

Baby and that red dress brings me to my knees
Oh but that black dress makes it hard to breathe
Your saint sure got us the cutest, the hottest masterpiece
It's too good to be true, nothing better than you
In my wildest dreams

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And I know that I can't ever tell you enough
That all I need in this life is your crazy love
If I never get to see the Northern lights
Or if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night
Oh if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man yeah

I don't need no vacation, no fancy destination
Baby you're my great escape
We could stay at home, listen to the radio
Or dance around the fireplace

And if I never get to build my mansion in Georgia
Or drive a sports car up the coast of California
Well if all I got is your hand in my hand
Baby I could die a happy man

Baby I could die a happy man
Baby I could die a happy man
Don't you know baby

Source: http://www.directlyrics.com/thomas-rhett-die-a-happy-man-lyrics.html

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hemp Seeds: Nature’s Superfood

                                                                                                                  
‘Superfood’ has become a popular term in the health food industry used to describe foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients. But when it comes to determine what foods fall under this category, there is perhaps no better candidate than the hemp seed.

Although human civilization has relied on hemp seeds as an important source of nutrition for thousands of years, it was only recently that researchers uncovered their true nutritional potential. As it turns out, hemp seeds are packed with an impressive list of dietary staples, including fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and fiber.

Unfortunately, hemp seeds happen to be harvested from the cannabis plant, which has resulted in serious debate and confusion over this food product in the past few decades.

What is Hemp?

Hemp is another name given to the cannabis plant, specifically in describing strains with trace levels of THC. Hemp differs from what most people traditionally think of as cannabis, due to the lack of psychoactive properties responsible for the ‘high’ that marijuana users experience.

Even still, the relationship between hemp and cannabis has led many countries, such as the United States, to ban the production of hemp in spite of its incredible nutritional profile. However, hemp seeds are still imported by various companies and are widely available in the US food market. Hemp seed is usually sold in the form of shelled seeds, oil and flour.

Essential Fatty Acids and Unsaturated Fats

Edible oils make up over 40% of the weight of hemp seeds, containing about 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are a type of fatty acids that the human body requires but cannot synthesize by itself, making them an essential part of a healthy diet.

Hemp seed contains both of the EFAs known for humans: omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed contains omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 4:1, which is the ideal ratio recommended by major health institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Canada. No other nut or vegetable oil contains EFAs in this specific ratio, making hemp seeds one of the healthiest sources of EFAs on the market today.

In addition to EFAs, hemp seed oil also contains a high ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), making it even more useful for meeting the recommended daily intake of fats. PUFAs have been linked to the reduction of cardiovascular disease and are also found in fish oil supplements. However, the consumption of fatty fish or fish oil supplements is not always well-tolerated, which makes plant sources of PUFAs more practical as a dietary supplement.

A Complete Source of Protein

Proteins are the other major component of hemp seed, which is composed of over 30% pure protein by weight. The protein found in hemp includes all 21 known amino acids, including the 10 essential amino acids, which, like EFAs, are required by the human body but cannot be naturally synthesized.
This makes hemp seeds a more complete source of protein than traditional sources, such as meat, milk, eggs and soy. Hemp seeds are also one of the only plant-based complete proteins, making hemp seeds a key staple of any vegetarian diet.

Fiber Content

Hemp seeds are comprised of 27% carbohydrates, almost all of which are in the form of soluble and insoluble fibers. Shelled hemp seeds contain fibers in an insoluble-to-soluble ratio of 4:1. Soluble fiber has been found to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, whereas insoluble fiber helps in regulating the digestive system and bowel movements.

When hemp seed is made into flour, it boasts a fiber content of 40% – the highest fiber content of all commercial flour grains. High fiber diets have been linked with the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Vitamins and Minerals

In addition to their high fat, protein and fiber content, hemp seeds also contain a considerable amount of vitamins and other useful minerals. In particular, hemp seeds are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E. Hemp seeds also contain adequate levels of vitamins B1 and B2 as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

What This Means For Your Health

Without a doubt, hemp seeds are among the healthiest and most nutrient-rich foods available today. In addition to providing many of the dietary components that are recommended for daily intake, hemp seeds are also believed to help in the prevention of a variety of common diseases.
Daily intake of the EFAs and PUFAs that are abundant in hemp seeds has been linked to the prevention of diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndromes. Additionally, PUFAs are believed to be protective against colon, breast and prostate cancers and may be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. EFAs, PUFAs and antioxidants have also been linked to the prevention and improvement of various neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/03/14/hemp-seeds-natures-superfood/

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Anything Less than Good

"If you are feeling anything less than good, 

it is always because you are addressing the lack of what you want. 

You separate yourself from Inner Being."


-Esther Hicks

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Scientists Discover Another Way Marijuana Helps The Brain Grow


Research shows for the first time that CBD, like THC, can promote the growth of brain cells.

Research shows for the first time that CBD, like THC, can promote the growth of brain cells.

In 2005, Canadian researchers made a groundbreaking discovery that would forever discredit the myth that marijuana causes brain damage. What they found was an opposite effect. That is, THC – the main chemical in marijuana and the reason why users get ‘high’ – can actually cause new brain cells to grow. 

The process of brain growth is called Neurogenesis and does not usually improve with drug use. Marijuana use is a different story, explained Xia Zhang, M.D, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan and lead author of the study:
“Most ‘drugs of abuse’ suppress Neurogenesis. Only marijuana promotes Neurogenesis.”
Still, THC is not the only chemical found in marijuana and, eight years later, a team from Brazil is giving marijuana users more reason to celebrate. Their study, published in the July issue of The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, shows that Cannabidiol (CBD) can help your brain grow too. 

Looking to investigate the effects of CBD on anxiety and depression in rodents, the researchers went to the source – a part of the brain called the Hippocampus. The Hippocampus regulates emotion, memory, learning and cognitive function and is also the only area of the adult brain that can grow.

While previous studies have found CBD to have beneficial effects on anxiety and depression, the new study is the first to explain why.
What the scientists found was that CBD, just like THC, also causes brain cells in the Hippocampus to grow. This could explain why previous studies identified CBD as an effective treatment for mood disorders.
“Our results indicate that chronic CBD administration, by promoting Neurogenesis, favors a similar anxiolytic response in stressed mice.”
Likewise, other studies have linked depression, anxiety and stress – and even problems with learning and memory – to a lack of adult Nneurogenesis. Although this can be brought on by frequent substance use (expect for marijuana), neurogenesis also slows down naturally as you age.
But now there is hope, says the team from Brazil. A new understanding of how the brain reacts to CBD, along with other compounds in marijuana, “opens the door for their use to manage psychiatric symptoms in disorders such as ageing, stress and neuroinflammation.” 

The study was led by Ismael Galve-Roperh of the Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), Instituto de Universitario de Investigacion en Neuroquımica (IUIN) and Instituto Ramon y Cajal de Investigacion Sanitaria (IRYCIS)

http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/07/13/scientists-discover-another-way-marijuana-helps-the-brain-grow/

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Only Love

I think and speak only words of love. 

I am at peace with life.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran

When your legs don't work like they used to before

And I can't sweep you off of your feet

Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?

Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

And, darling, I will be loving you 'til we're 70

And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23

And I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways

Maybe just the touch of a hand

Well, me—I fall in love with you every single day

And I just wanna tell you I am

So, honey, now

Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

Place your head on my beating heart

I'm thinking out loud

Maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades

And the crowds don't remember my name

When my hands don't play the strings the same way (mmm...)

I know you will still love me the same

'Cause, honey, your soul could never grow old, it's evergreen

And, baby, your smile's forever in my mind and memory

I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways

Maybe it's all part of a plan

Well, I'll just keep on making the same mistakes

Hoping that you'll understand

That, baby, now

Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

Place your head on my beating heart

Thinking out loud

Maybe we found love right where we are (oh, oh)

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, lo-ud

So, baby, now

Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart

I'm thinking out loud

But maybe we found love right where we are

Oh, baby, we found love right where we are

And we found love right where we are 



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Clarity

You're not off your path,

You're on your path.


You're not lost,

You're finding your way.


You're not confused,

You're gaining clarity.



Esther & Jerry Hicks

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Love Like That

"Even after all the time, the Sun never said to the Earth, 'You owe me.' 
Just think what a love like that can do. 
It lights up the whole world."

-Wayne Dyer

"The Shift"

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Protected by Divine Love

I am protected by Divine Love.
I am always safe and secure.
I am willing to grow up and take responsibily for my life.
I forgive others and I now create my own life the way I want it.
I am safe.