Thursday, 22 February 2018

Petalite Connects You To Angels, Protects You From Negativity


Petalite is a high crystal energy stone. It connects you to angels, destroys black magic & other unwelcome forces and has a pure sweet vibration that creates a deep connection to the spiritual realm.

from Healing Crystals For You


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Feb 22, Healing with Sound and Music

Healing with sound a natural mode of healing. Music and sound have a way of touching us deep within. As if puppets on a string, our hearts, minds and bodies respond...

from Holistic Healing Blog


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Fundraising Feature: From bed to Ben Nevis – Emma’s 20-year recovery from severe M.E. | 22 February 2018


By Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager, ME Association

Emma Jenkins has had M.E. for around 20 years. She tells us that her journey of recovery is far from over, but she’s much better than she was. Hers is another inspiring tale of patience, courage, and a determination not to be beaten.

Emma and her husband Pete.

When her M.E. was at its worst, Emma was trapped in bed, in pain and lonely.

She says that she felt imprisoned, unable to sleep for weeks and too weak even to feed herself. She struggled to find foods that she didn’t react to.

These were dark years of mental and physical agony, made worse by the judgement from others who could not understand the illness.

Recovery began slowly, seven years ago. She became well enough to sit up in a wheelchair and was able at long last to appreciate seeing the outside world again.

Life continued to improve after months in hospital that helped her to walk once again. She was able to venture outside with her dog Meme. Gradually fitness and confidence returned and the pain in her limbs and spine lessened.

The next step was to re-join the wider world…

She started gradually, with some voluntary work caring for the physically disabled just one evening a week.

But it was a huge challenge – she found concentration hard and initially struggled to communicate. And yet, after two long years, she found the courage (and necessary focus) to start driving again.

The light at the end of the tunnel was growing stronger but it still took another three to five years to be able to face setting goals – like moving out of the family home into one of her own.

She made the move and it helped her self-esteem to such an extent that she plucked up courage to take a part-time job locally in marketing. She promoted a professional cycle team, which she really enjoyed, and it was there that she met her husband-to-be.

Emma says, “I hoped that I would be fully recovered by now, but I appreciate my life how it is because it had been so much worse.

“I am now happily married; however, I still must pace my energy levels and my immune system is not as good as it could be.

“I still need to work part-time and have to remain in bed until 12pm most days just to manage the time I am awake.

“I want to say to others, ‘Please hold on to hope’.

“I am not saying you can recover completely from M.E but with patience and determination you might eventually have a better quality of life.”

“I could see how far I had come…”

For Emma, it took many years but, eventually, fitness returned and she was able to start hiking with her husband – something that they both love doing together.

They started with small outings at weekends, but gradually they built up the distances, until finally deciding an attempt on Snowdon was in order.

Emma says, “It was awesome, but also very emotional, because I could see how far I had come: from being spoon-fed to climbing a mountain!”

This was just the start of their exciting new journey together. Since then Scafell Pike and Skiddaw have been successfully conquered.

They now feel that the Third British Peak needs to be attempted. Later this year, Emma and Pete will be tackling Ben Nevis!

Ben Nevis, Scotland.

Emma stresses that M.E. remains a part of her life, but she understands her body well enough to know how far she can push it.

Every stage of the journey – both to Scotland and up Ben Nevis – will be carefully planned and scheduled to minimise the impact on her health.

She is also aware that she would not now be as well as she is, that none of this would have been possible, without the support of a loving, supportive, family.

She says, “Thanks for all the support from my loving mum, her partner, my nan and my loving husband. Rest in peace, nan and my dog Meme xx”

“I want to desperately raise money, awareness and hopefully inspire others to try something new.

“This year I will be attempting to climb Ben Nevis with my lovely supportive husband, Pete. Thanks for taking the time to read my story. Wish me luck!!”

Emma is helping to raise vital funds for the ME Association and if you would like to support her Ben Nevis challenge, then please donate via her JustGiving page.


from ME Association



Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Use Amphibole Quartz For Making Contact With Angels

Amphibole Quartz

Amphibole Quartz also called Angel Phantom Quartz brings peace and tranquility, aids lucid dreaming. Use in meditation, make contact with angelic beings and your guardian angel in the higher realms.

from Healing Crystals For You


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Nettle – Ayurvedic uses and health benefits of the medicinal herb

Urtica dioica, also referred to as ‘common nettle’ or ‘stinging nettle’ (so called as its leaves sting at the lightest touch), is used in Ayurvedic treatment to cure various ailments....

from Ayurveda India – Ayurvedic Remedies | Holistic Health


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Photo | Spiritual

from Spiritual Seeker 77



Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Blue Topaz Stones May Be Called The Writers Stone

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz stones aid spiritual communication, help writers block, inspire creativity and enhance public speaking. These strong psychic communication stones aid the expansion of many psychic powers.

from Healing Crystals For You


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Government-funded ME/CFS trial ‘one of greatest medical scandals of 21st century’ | 20 February 2018


A controversial medical trial part-funded by the Department of Work of Pensions will emerge as “one of the greatest medical scandals of the 21st century” an MP today claimed.

A trial which claimed exercise helped the estimated 250,000 sufferers of the devastating illness, M.E., (myalgic encephalomyelitis) to recover was deliberately flawed to “remove people from long-term benefits and reduce the welfare bill”, a parliamentary debate heard.

Carol Monaghan, MP, who led the PACE Trial debate today in Westminster.

Manifesting as unrelenting fatigue and profound pain, the condition, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, has no known cure and is made worse by exertion.

Sufferers are often confined to their beds, unable to walk, and need help even to shower – an action that could then lay them low for hours, days, weeks or longer.

More than just bad science

When the PACE trial was published in 2011, researchers claimed that graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) were “moderately effective” forms of treatment.

But the trial has faced intense criticism from patients, charities – such as the ME Association – clinicians and researchers, over how the results were obtained, analysed and presented.

After a long legal battle, unpublished data from the trial was released and, when independently analysed, it showed no difference between the different treatments being tested and that reported recovery rates had been grossly inflated.

And in surveys carried out by the ME Association, more than half of patients who had followed the recommended graded exercise programme saw a worsening in their symptoms.

Carol Monaghan, the SNP MP for Glasgow North West, worked with the ME Association to hold the debate in Westminster Hall today, and had received nearly one thousand letters and emails from people affected by the condition.

She said: “The failure of PACE… could simply be put down to bad science. But unfortunately, I believe there is far more to this.

“One wonders why the DWP would fund such a trial, unless of course it was seen as a way of removing people on long-term benefits and reducing the welfare bill.”

Westminster Hall heard how people with M.E. struggle to obtain benefits because of treatment guidelines, which wrongly suggest that exercise can lead to recovery.

Former science teacher Ms Monaghan also told how a lack of medical education was leading to late and inaccurate diagnosis – along with absent, inappropriate or even harmful management advice – and that the M.E. field was plagued by a “woeful lack of research”.

She said: “Labels such as chronic fatigue syndrome and post-viral fatigue syndrome simply do not come close to the living hell experienced by many sufferers. A living hell made worse by a lack of understanding towards those seeking help.”

Complete rethink required

Speaking after the debate, the MP said: “The PACE trial was fundamentally flawed as it worked from the assumption that M.E. is a psychological condition.

“To describe somebody with M.E. as suffering from ‘fatigue’ is a gross misrepresentation of the symptoms they experience: debilitating muscle pain, excruciating headaches and exhaustion so severe that some sufferers cannot even chew solid food; is the reality for a person with M.E.

The controversial PACE Trial published in March 2011.

“There has to be a complete rethink of the medical advice given to sufferers of M.E. as even gentle exercise can set them back for weeks and, in some cases, months.

“However, unfortunately for many this is still the advice being offered. Discovering that the PACE trial was funded by the DWP, no doubt with the intention to reduce the amount of people on benefits, should cause great concern.

“As a scientist, I am appalled by the methods used in the trial, which included changing the parameters and success criteria midway through the study. This has been widely discredited in the research community.

“I hope that this debate will be the starting point for new medical advice and guidelines for people suffering from ME. I thank all of those who have taken the time to get in touch with me regarding their personal experiences of both living with M.E. and the PACE trial.”

Listen to what patients have to say

A spokesman for the ME Association, which campaigns for more awareness into the condition, said:

“It is vital the voice of M.E. patients is heard, and we are grateful that their plight, and the flawed PACE trial, has been raised today.

“Many of our members are housebound or bedbound and we cannot allow them to be forgotten about by society.

“Many have seen a worsening in their symptoms after undergoing CBT and GET and it is vital that this advice is no longer given out by medical professionals.

The NICE guideline for ME/CFS is now subject to a complete review.

“M.E. patients are not hypochondriacs, hysterical or lazy – they are afflicted with a condition that is devastating and life-changing.”

The PACE trial data was used justify NHS recommendations of exercise and cognitive behaviour therapy and no changes were made as a result.

But a patient revolt has forced the government and NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to review the guidelines used by UK doctors. That review may not be completed before 2020.

An ME Association spokesman added: “We hope that NICE and the NHS will continue to listen to patients and adopt only practices that can truly help people with M.E.”

The government said it wants to put patients at the forefront of any new guideline and said it welcomed high-quality medical research applications into M.E.

For more information about M.E., visit For press enquiries, contact 07598032845.

For enquiries to Carol Monaghan MP, email

To watch the recording of today’s debate at Westminster Hall, visit – it was heard from 11.00-11.30am.


from ME Association