Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Does cutting oil negatively affect the healing properties of (LITHIUM) crystals?

I was looking at this one crystal which is deeper and more saturated than the typical very pale, almost colorless ones. I asked the seller if it was dyed.

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Ascension Stones For Powerful Meditation, Grounding And Protection

Ascension stone

Ascension stones contain Marcasite, have strong psychic protection & grounding attributes and help Reiki practitioners. Use for deep powerful meditation, connects you to the colored ray you need.

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Tapping Meditation: Clearing Distractions and Creating Focus

You can't do the big things if you're distracted by the small things.“You can’t do big things if you’re distracted by small things.”

I saw this quote the other day, and it really resonated with me.

What does it bring up for you? Is your life full of too many ‘small’ things that crowd out what you really, really want?

We’ve never had so many ‘small’ things in our lives as we do now. Social media, mobile phones, emails, constant beeping & pinging, and who knows what else!

Just a bunch of little things that can easily rob us of our future – of the big things we want to accomplish, create, and enjoy fully.

So if part of you today is thinking, “It’s time to focus. It’s time to get this thing DONE!” then I have a resource that might just help.

It’s a free Tapping Meditation called “Clearing Distractions and Creating Focus”.

Now, here’s the tricky part about this meditation – you’ve got to take a second to focus, and actually use it for it to work!

But if you take the short 12 minutes to do it, you’ll soon discover that your energy and focus will be laser-like.

If you find it useful, make a habit of using it quickly before you start your workday or any big project.

Used cumulatively, this practice will give you EXPONENTIAL results!

It’s my gift to you today. I know how frustrating it is to not be able to focus, and I just can’t wait to see the incredible things you bring into the world when you do!

And I’ve made it available for you to download and keep, so you can have it on your phone or iPod when you need it most.

Download the Audio Download the Transcript

(I’ve also included the transcript if you’d rather read and tap along.)

And please do let me know your experience of this meditation.

If you’re new to Tapping, and realize that NOW is the best time to get started, (and focus on creating magic in the world) you can learn the basics in minutes here.

AND… my NY Times bestselling book, “The Tapping Solution” helps you clear out all that mental clutter so you can effortlessly focus. If you haven’t yet, you can pick up your copy here.

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

P.S. Make sure to share this meditation with anyone you know who is struggling with distraction. They’ll forever thank you for it!

What did this meditation bring up for you? Comment below!

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Harada Tangen Roshi 1924-2018

RIP Harada Tangen Roshi 1924-2018. A simple, kind, happy man, who lived his teaching.

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A few updates

A few things to update.

Firstly I have joined Instagram and will be putting up quotes of my own and not using any that I have not created myself. I will be posting very soon, if anyone would like to follow me I am here http://ift.tt/2pqZ2Q9

Also the website is having a major overhaul at the minute and one of the things that will change is it will be fully compatible with mobile and tablet. It also gives me full control, so I will be adding more articles and information on a regular basis.
I am also going to be doing podcast on there soon and will be doing other things in the next 12 months.

Finally the Audio book is now ready and I have it on C.D and the hold up is being caused by Amazon wanting 75% commission if I sell it outside of them. So I am currently finding an alternative as this seems far too high. It will be available as soon as I have sorted this out.

Here is a sample track so people can hear what it sounds like. I was going to read it myself, but decided on hiring a professional who’s voice really suited the book.

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Frontiers Press Release: Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key thyroid hormones | 20 March 2018


 Frontiers, Press Release, 20th March 2018.

Discovery of a crucial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower levels of key thyroid hormones raises hopes for treating this common yet debilitating disease

Frontiers in Endocrinology

New research demonstrates a link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms and lower thyroid hormone levels. Published in Frontiers in Endocrinology, the study indicates that CFS, a condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid hormones — but may be distinct from thyroidal disease. This finding can be seen as a first step to finding treatment for a debilitating illness for which there is no recognized treatment.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common disease marked by lengthy spells of weakness, fatigue and depression. Its diagnosis is predominantly based on symptoms and on ruling out any underlying medical condition, rather than on laboratory tests and physical examination.

Interestingly, several symptoms resemble those of hypothyroidism — a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. In hypothyroidism, the body tries to encourage thyroid hormone activity by releasing more thyroid-stimulating hormone — however, this does not happen in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

This contrast in thyroid-stimulating activity led the study’s authors to hypothesize that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by low activity of thyroid hormones in the absence of thyroidal disease.

Led by Dr. Begoña Ruiz-Núñez at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, the researchers compared thyroid function and markers of inflammation between 98 CFS patients and 99 healthy controls. Remarkably, the CFS patients had lower serum levels of certain key thyroid hormones such as triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), but normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone.

Additional analyses indicated that CFS patients had a lower urinary iodine status and low-grade inflammation, which possibly mirrored the symptoms of patients with hypothyroidism. These CFS patients, however, had relatively higher levels of another thyroid hormone called “reverse T3” or rT3. This appeared to be due to a shift in hormone production, where the body preferred to convert T4 to rT3 instead of producing T3. The low T3 levels found in CFS patients coupled with this switchover to rT3 could mean that T3 levels are severely reduced in tissue.

“One of the key elements of our study is that our observations persisted in the face of two sensitivity analyses to check the strength of the association between CFS and thyroid parameters and low-grade inflammation,” says Dr. Ruiz-Núñez. “This strengthens our test results considerably.”

The researchers believe inclusion of patient information, such as duration of illness, would enable a correlation with their biochemical profiles. Further, even though the study demonstrates a link between chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and low levels of key thyroid hormones, a definitive cause for CFS remains unknown.

If the study findings are confirmed by additional research, it may pave the way for a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.

For more details, and the full journal report, contact Frontiers:
Emma Duncan
Science Communications Manager
+41 21 510 17 04

ME Association Comment:

Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser, ME Association.

This new research into thyroid gland hormones in ME/CFS represents an important advance in our understanding of hormonal abnormalities in this illness.

We already know that there are abnormalities involving the hormone cortisol in ME/CFS. However, routine blood tests for thyroid function have always indicated that thyroid gland hormones are not affected.

Location of the thyroid gland.

Consequently, thyroid hormone treatment (i.e. thyroxine) is not recommended for ME/CFS – as this can cause serious side effects in people who have normal thyroid function.

This new research demonstrates a defect in thyroid hormone activity (involving the conversion of one thyroid hormone to another – T4 to T3) rather than actual thyroid gland disease.

If these findings can be replicated by other independent research groups, it suggests that the cautious use of thyroid hormone treatment needs to be assessed in a clinical trial – as it could be an effective form of treatment for at least a subgroup of people with ME/CFS.

The research:

Higher prevalence of ‘low T3 syndrome’ in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A case-control study

Begoña Ruiz-Núñez1, 2*, Rabab Tarasse1, Emar Vogelaar3, Janneke Dijck-Brouwer1, Frits

  1. Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands,
  2. Healthy Institute, Spain,
  3. European Laboratory of Nutriënts (ELN), Netherlands.


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a heterogeneous disease with unknown cause(s). CFS symptoms resemble a hypothyroid state, possibly secondary to chronic (low-grade) (metabolic) inflammation.

We studied 98 CFS patients (21-69 years, 21 males) and 99 age- and sex-matched controls (19-65 years, 23 males). We measured parameters of thyroid function, (metabolic) inflammation, gut wall integrity and nutrients influencing thyroid function and/or inflammation.

Most remarkably, CFS patients exhibited similar TSH, but lower FT3 (difference of medians 0.1%), TT4 (11.9%), TT3 (12.5%), %TT3 (4.7%), SPINA-GD (14.4%), SPINA-GT (14.9%), 24-hour urinary iodine (27.6%) and higher %rT3 (13.3%). FT3 below the reference range, consistent with the ‘low T3 syndrome’, was found in 16/98 CFS patients vs. 7/99 controls (OR 2.56; 95% CI=1.00 – 6.54). Most observations persisted in two sensitivity analyses with more stringent cut-off values for BMI, hsCRP and WBC.

We found possible evidence of (chronic) low-grade metabolic inflammation (ferritin and HDL-C). FT3, TT3, TT4 and rT3 correlated positively with hsCRP in CFS patients and all subjects. TT3 and TT4 were positively related to hsCRP in controls. Low circulating T3 and the apparent shift from T3 to rT3 may reflect more severely depressed tissue T3 levels.

The present findings might be in line with recent metabolomic studies pointing at a hypometabolic state. They resemble a mild form of ‘non thyroidal illness syndrome’ and ‘low T3 syndrome’ experienced by a subgroup of hypothyroid patients receiving T4 monotherapy.

Our study needs confirmation and extension by others. If confirmed, trials with e.g. T3 and iodide supplements might be indicated.


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Take Back Your Power: Let Go of Blame and Focus on the Lesson

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Robert Anthony

Blame is seductive because it makes us right and them wrong. For a moment, it feels good to say, “It was their fault,” but in the long run holding on to blame only hurts us and does absolutely nothing to help our evolution. In fact, it keeps us stuck.

But, I get it. When we feel wronged, upset, and angry, that person is the only one to blame.

I understand that some things are so egregious and so unforgivable that it seems impossible to not default to blame. It’s almost instinctual. We are hard wired to blame.

But I have come to learn the hard way that when we blame others, we avoid seeing the truth about ourselves. When we focus on what someone else did wrong, we’re not able to see our part and learn about what we need to do differently going forward.

A while ago, I was in a toxic relationship that brought out the worst in me.

I felt like I was the most incompetent and unlovable human being on this planet. My self-esteem was nonexistent. I gave far too much of myself in the name of love, without ever checking in with my heart or my body to feel whether this journey was serving me.

Ultimately, as I abandoned myself, the relationship abandoned me: He cheated on me. After giving endlessly to this relationship, that was my payback. And just to add a cherry on top, he stole from me.

I didn't recognize myself. I was stripped of many things. I lost my ability to trust myself and others. I lost the ideals I'd once had about love. I lost respect for myself. I ignored my intuition. I forgot to honor the sacredness and preciousness of my heart. I lost my confidence. I lost my innocence. For a minute, I thought I had lost my soul. I felt completely empty.

I remember that the blame, the anger, and the frustration were blinding. Every word I spoke and every thought that crossed my mind had one theme: I was the victim and he was wrong. I would happily share my story endlessly, and I made myself right every single time—and boy did it feel good to badmouth him over and over again.

But when the dust settled a bit and I was able to step back from my anger-filled stupor, I realized that I was tired of this story. I was done with it. I was ready to do some healing because the burden of carrying blame and anger was weighing me down. It was heavy.

What had happened no longer mattered; my desire to heal was greater than my desire to hold on to this story.

With my journal in hand, some lavender in the air, and tears streaming down my face, I took three deep breaths, summoned the energy of blame, and for the first time I asked myself: “How did I contribute to this? What do I need to learn from this?” I then said, “Universe, I am ready to release this story. Show me the way.”

My mind was screaming, “What! How dare you ask this question?” But my heart was proud of this because it was a moment of deep truth.

This was a teachable moment for me. I stayed with the feeling as I closed my eyes and allowed the anger to consume me. And in that tornado of anger inside of me, I finally received insight.

Once the storm inside me passed, I realized that I had never once spoke my truth in that relationship. I ignored every single red flag from the beginning. I had this notion that I could save people from themselves. I was arrogant in thinking that my love would heal anyone. I wanted to fix the world. I wanted to fix him. I abandoned myself.

Then I asked, “But how can life do this to me when I was so giving, so genuine, and so authentic with my love?” The insight that came from that question was, “That’s not love, that’s self-abuse. It is not your job to save anyone.”

And the lessons kept pouring in: From a spiritual perspective, and on a soul level, I know that it is beautiful to love everyone, but in this physical plane, we must pay attention to how people are showing up for us.

We can’t ignore mistreatment or unhealthy behaviors in the name of love. We can love from afar, we can love from the other end of the world, but that doesn’t mean that we need to stay in a relationship with anyone who is on a very different path or with someone who is clearly living a highly toxic life.

This blame that I was carrying came back to me tenfold. I was really just angry with myself for allowing something outside of me to have so much power over me, and for allowing something outside of me to override my own intuition and feelings.

These realizations laid a foundation for my healing. From that moment, I became more conscious in my interactions. My boundaries strengthened and my relationship with myself began to flourish.

I still had, and will forever have, a lot of work to do, but the minute I was willing to release blame I recharged my energy and took back my power. I realized that I do not want to be the passive observer in my life. I want to be as conscious as possible.

In this moment of truth, I also learned that self-love is realizing that our bodies and our health are sacred, and holding on to blame destroys us on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level.

The biggest epiphany I had is that we all came here to learn lessons, and some of the lessons will seem unfair, and occasionally way worse than what I share here. But I learned to surrender to this belief—the belief that my soul came here to learn lessons and that, if I can become the happy and willing student, there is so much wisdom to be gained from these moments of darkness.

After feeling anger and blame for a while, most of us, myself included, just want to find some way to escape the pain, but if we simply ignore the blame, we also shut down the message.

I understand that this is one of the hardest things we as humans can do, but I promise you that there are treasures inside of you waiting to be uncovered during each moment of darkness.

I realize that every instance of hurt warrants a different degree of blame, and the anger will vary. Some lessons will undoubtedly be much harder than others. But in the end, if we’re willing to surrender to these lessons and love ourselves through the most painful abuse and injustice, we will rise as warriors.

We will rise as light workers. We will rise as healers. We will be the light in someone’s dark world. We will gain insight. We will have a chance to do it over in a different way.

It’s time to take your power back. Begin today, pick any moment of darkness in your world, and start with this question: What do I need to learn from this?

Breathe and just listen. Your body knows the answers.

About Christine Rodriguez

Christine Rodriguez is a spiritual life coach dedicated to helping others transform beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that no longer serve them so they can create a life that’s aligned with their true desires and capabilities. To work with her, please visit miraculousshifts.com.

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Discover the Amazing Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

The more I explore the properties of carrot seed essential oil and use it in my products, the more I am smitten by its versatility and benefits. It is one...

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