All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life. And if you relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the Universe present you with all that you have asked for.


26 December 2010

Principles of Spiritual Activism

[Editor's Note: These 13 suggestions for ethical behavior and spiritual progression are based on principles which operate throughout the universe. Some people call them Universal laws When you reach the point in your life when you begin to take notice of these inviolate rules and consciously apply them, you begin to notice changes in your awareness, in your sense of fulfullment, satisfaction, and peace. You will also notice material and spiritual rewards coming to you in greater abundance. When you follow these spiritual Rules of the Road for Life's Journey, you will find yourself in harmony with the Voice of the Creator and life will flow through you like a river. Christ was able to distill a fair share of the ideas embraced here when he laid out the principle of Golder Rule: "Do unto others as they would do unto you" and "Love thy neighbor as thyself". Jesus didn't do such a bad job expanding these concepts with the Beatitudes either. Print this list out and tape it to your refrigerator or slip it into a page protector and put it somewhere where you and other people will notice it and read it. Daily reminders are the best way to adopt new patterns of behavior. ..Ken]

The following principles emerged from several years' work with social change leaders in Satyana's Leading with Spirit program. We offer these not as definitive truths, but rather as key learnings and guidelines that, taken together, comprise a useful framework for "spiritual activism."
1. Transformation of motivation from anger/fear/despair to compassion/love/purpose. This is a vital challenge for today's social change movement. This is not to deny the noble emotion of appropriate anger or outrage in the face of social injustice. Rather, this entails a crucial shift from fighting against evil to working for love, and the long-term results are very different, even if the outer activities appear virtually identical.  Action follows Being, as the Sufi saying goes. Thus "a positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger and despair" (Dalai Lama).

25 December 2010


 “Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the
highest form of living.”

-Anais Nin

22 December 2010

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.  I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.  I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

A Hopi Elder Speaks:

"You have been telling people that this is the 11th hour.
At such a time, we must consider certain things.
Where are you living? What are you doing?
What are your relationships? Are they in order?
Where is your water? Know your garden.

It is time to speak your truth. Create your circle.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
There is a river flowing now very fast.
So great and swift is it that many will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel torn apart, and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water.

See who is in there with you.
At this time in history, take nothing personally, least of all ourselves.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Everything done in a sacred way, and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for."

08 December 2010

If Beauty Were A Sound

by Heather Fraser

As I write this, a brilliant full moon is beaming it's luminous light through my bedroom window.

All seems still in this moment, except for fingers moving across a keyboard, the steady rhythm of a heart beating,

blood flowing through veins, breath moving in and out of lungs, and earth hurtling through space.

The sound of silence embraces all that lives within the temple of my Being.

If Beauty were a sound, it would be the sound of silence.

The kind of silence that comes from within.

The kind of silence that I can actually hear as a mystical tone in my ears when I am fully present and pure

awareness floods my mind.

I am hearing God.

And she is everywhere.

In this moment, I am seeing her as the dance of moonlight sparkling like a million crystals from the frost on my window.

Is there anywhere that beauty cannot be found?

She is the mirror of my soul.

In everything and everyone, she shows me who I am.

I am eternal awareness.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

02 December 2010

This is It!

I found a better layout than the ones before!

Designed by Pietro Russo, it is a low-maintenance, modern, well-designed green housing alternative.  I think I will need two.  Or just one, and a separate guest cottage.  Throw in some solar panels, a dome green house.  A pond by the herb garden near a river.  What do you think? where is that land?

Trust & Be Willing To Risk It All..

"Get on with your own creative life. Ideas are free. They don't cost you a thing. You can live in the world of thought all the days of your life and never go broke.

You will also die unfulfilled, because an idea that never incarnates, that never becomes physical and grounded in this world, will eventually feel like the most painful burden you ever had to carry - one that you can never put down.

People who have had near death experiences report that there is indeed a life review that happens upon our death, and that a part of that life review is to make note of what could have been in our lives had we chose otherwise.

Falling into that category are all the creative opportunities the universe provided for us that we let fall by the wayside because our fears carried more authority within us than our faith.

Trust in the life support system that is inherent in your creative spirit. You will draw to yourself all that you need as you need it, but you must first be willing to risk it all."
- Caroline Myss, best-selling author & speaker.

What Makes You Happy?

Thank you Ryan Fisher for reminding us of this:

You will discover your best life when you seek out what you can GIVE to the world instead of what you can GET from it. 

You were born as a unique being that will never be replicated again in all of eternity. You have a gift, talent and vision within you that the world needs to become a better place. 

Get in touch with what makes YOU happy. It's not wise to live your life as a people pleaser. Worrying about what everyone will think, how they will lose from your empowerment, or feeling guilty for doing what you love when others won't approve - these are all blocks to giving this world your gift. 

Get in touch with what makes you happy. Know that happiness and living an amazing life is not a right reserved for "special people" or "other people". This life can and will be yours as you decide and choose it to be more and more. It is not reckless to pursue your dreams - it is mandatory.  

What makes you happy? What lights you up? These things are key indicators pointing to who you really are. Have the courage to pursue them day by day and a new world will open to you. It takes courage, but so does ANYTHING worth doing!

30 November 2010


"Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you."

- Jim Rohn, was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

"Asking for help does not mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence."

- Anne Wilson Schaef, author.

29 November 2010

Optical Illusions

Yes, the Illuminati is alive in deed and have planned the New World Order takeover for about 100 years now. Their tentacles are all over the place: Monsanto (GMO foods), big pharma, the oil industry, CFR (Council of Foreign Relations), the entire education system, fluoride water, Federal Reserve, 95% ownership of T.V., Hollywood, newspapers, radio. Everything we watch, hear and read is a carefully controlled propaganda to keep us from activating our DNA into a higher state of consciousness! The good news is that we are winning and awakening and they are very concerned now!  

Light Workers helping to awaken or activate the people that are still sleeping in the Matrix are winning the small battle fronts!  Anastasia's vision and intent of a better World utilizing The Ringing Cedars of Russia books has been a huge contributor..the coded words activated me about 14 months ago and I have not been the same since..

27 November 2010

Zeitgeist Addendum - Step By Step Process

Below is a response from Rady on this article that I want to share here to remind my friends..

The film Zeitgeist Addendum (part 2 of Zeitgeist) has a step-by-step process:

1. Boycott Citibank, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, the most powerful controllers in the corrupt Federal Reserve System. Expose the banking fraud. Move your money, credit cards or mortgages to other banks. If you own stock in them, sell it. If you work for them, quit. This gesture will express contempt for the powers behind the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve, and it will create awareness about the fraud of the banking system itself.

2. Boycott the news networks (CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox, etc.) and visit the emerging independent news agencies on the internet for your information. With four corporations owning all the news media outlets, objective information is impossible. The true beauty of the internet is that the establishment has been losing control because of this free flow of information. We must protect the internet at all times, as it is truly our savior right now.

3. Boycott the military. Don’t ever allow yourself, your family, or anyone you know to join the military. This is an obsolete institution now used exclusively for maintaining an establishment that is no longer relevant. US soldiers work for US corporations, not the people. Propaganda forces us to believe that war is natural and the military is an honorable institution. Well, if war is natural, why are there eighteen suicides every day by veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder? If our military men and women are so honored, why is it that twenty-five percent of the American homeless population are veterans?

4. Boycott the energy corporations. If you live in a detached house, get off the grid. Investigate every means of making your home self-sustainable with clean energy. Solar, wind and other renewable energies are now affordable consumer realities. Considering the never-ending rising cost of traditional energies, it will likely be a cheaper investment over time. If you drive, get the smallest car you can and consider using one of the many conversion technologies that can enable your car to be a hybrid, electric, or run on anything other than establishment fuels.

5. Reject the political system. The illusion of democracy is an insult to our intelligence. In a monetary system, there is no such thing as a true democracy, and there never was. We have two political parties owned by the same set of corporate lobbyists. They are placed in their positions by the corporations, with popularity artificially projected by their media. In a system of inherent corruption, the change of personnel every couple of years has very little relevance. Instead of pretending that the political game has any true meaning, focus your energy on how to transcend this failed system.

6. Create critical mass. Join the movement. Go to our website and help us create the largest mass movement for social change the world has ever seen. We must mobilize and educate everyone about the inherent corruption of our current world system, along with the only true sustainable solution declaring all the natural resources on the planet as common heritage to all people, while informing everyone as to the true state of technology, and how we can all be free if the world works together rather than fights.

“The choice lies with you. You can continue to be a slave to the financial system and watch the continuous wars, depression, and injustice across the globe, while placating yourself with vain entertainment and materialistic garbage. Or, you can focus your energy on true, meaningful, lasting, holistic change, which actually has the realistic ability to support and free all humans, with no one left behind.

“But, in the end, the most relevant change must occur inside you. The real revolution is the revolution of consciousness. Each one of us first needs to eliminate the divisionary, materialistic noise we have been conditioned to think is true, while discovering, amplifying and aligning with the signal coming from our true, empirical oneness. It is up to you.”

25 November 2010


What a hectic month it has been so far!  Waking, dressing, feeding, kissing & shuttling both kids to school.  Six hours later I fetch both and try to immerse ourselves in nature somewhere to recharge our batteries before coming home for a bath, snacks and more activities that take us well into dinner time.  Six hours sound like a good amount of time but it really flies since I spend at least half of it on motherly duties.  We managed to get rid of our colds quickly by adding fresh pressed garlic into our soups and have been having cravings for seaweed, gyozas and miso soups.  The weather is definitely getting colder.

Today I finally got to soak in a hot bath without anyone to bother me!  The last time I tried to do this David was almost two years old and adamant about me getting out as soon as possible, as if I was invading his reserved territory or doing something unthinkable.  Impossible really.  He would not have any of it.  If I had known that motherhood was going to be challenging in so many ways, I would have thought twice, really.  Maybe.  Because I really enjoy a nice long salt water bath with lavendar essential oil, but it's more than that.  I am raising my kids the opposite of how my mother raised me.  She would never let her kids get in the way of her indulgences.  It's funny how we do some things the opposite of our parents.

The kids are so much work.  And you really don't know until you have them, really.  Motherhood has to be the hardest and the most rewarding job I have ever had and I dream of the day when I can have a whole day just for myself.

I am waiting for spring..

Every Time You Appreciate..

"Every time you appreciate something; every time you praise something; every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe: "MORE OF THIS, PLEASE!" You need never make another verbal statement of this intent and, if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good things will flow to you."


Helping Others

Of course, it is a wonderful thing to help others, but you must do it from your position of strength and alignment, which means you must be in alignment with their success as you offer assistance, and not in alignment with their problem.

24 November 2010

Planetary Healing

01 November 2010

People are like Stained Glass Windows

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and author.

28 October 2010

Funny Thing About Life

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

- W. Somerset Maugham, was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer.

19 October 2010

Never Doubt

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 

- Margaret Meade, was an American cultural anthropologist.

16 October 2010

Moving Forward with Positive Emotion..

Don't abandon the Path when you face difficulty.
That's not what it's about. The people who live the
life of their dreams stay WITH their problems - they
do not RUN from them. The nature of the Uni-verse,
or life, is change. Nothing lasts forever.

Train yourself to be still, cool, calm and collected when
 things don't go well. Sometimes the Uni-verse is trying
to get our attention by putting road blocks up. If you are
running into road blocks - STOP - get still and ask yourself
if you are really going the right way. The right doors are
always open. The wrong doors will never be open.

Use your intuition to FEEL the difference. Move forward
with positive emotion. Stay with problems. Choose what
feels good, not what seems easy. In the long run the
hard path is the easy path. 

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer."

- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's.

Creative Beings We Are

My experience has been that time and time again the thing that showers my life with the experience of abundance is my creativity. Not the validation of others, not what the government or markets are doing - but my own creative vision.

I love the quote from the Gospel of Thomas where Jesus is quoted as saying "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

This principle has proven true for me time and time again. The goal is to trust your creative visions, to take daily and consistent action towards them and to HANG IN THERE. It's pretty much guaranteed that RIGHT BEFORE you are about to succeed things will get really tough. It's called "The Dip".

You were born a creative being. You have talents. You were born to thrive. If you don't believe this to be true for you chances are that belief stems from early childhood when a parent, teacher or friend told you that you weren't creative. It's BS - everyone has creativity to bring forth. Get in touch with your creativity. It might be art, numbers, music, business or producing. You can be a creative business person or doctor. Creativity isn't limited to "starving artists", it's a quality that ALL of us have been given by our Maker.

Follow your creative vision with trust. Start now.

--Mastin Kipp 

"It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever."

- Philip Adams, is an Australian broadcaster, film producer, writer, and social commentator.

14 October 2010

The Nature of the Universe

The right doors are always open.  The wrong doors will never be open.

Use your intuition to FEEL the difference. Move forward with positive emotion.   Choose what feels good, not what seems easy.  In the long run the hard path is the easy path. 

13 October 2010

The Values of Everything

Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around

by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom

So here we are, forming an orderly queue at the slaughterhouse gate. The punishment of the poor for the errors of the rich, the abandonment of universalism, the dismantling of the shelter the state provides: apart from a few small protests, none of this has yet brought us out fighting.

The acceptance of policies which counteract our interests is the pervasive mystery of the 21st Century. In the United States, blue-collar workers angrily demand that they be left without healthcare, and insist that millionaires should pay less tax. In the UK we appear ready to abandon the social progress for which our ancestors risked their lives with barely a mutter of protest. What has happened to us?

12 October 2010

Why Do We Exist?

"The integrity of the child as an individual - indeed, the integrity of the environment - this is the mutual relationship of the two basic principles underlying the concept of the school as shared by myself and my like-minded colleagues. The very first lesson in the school ought to touch upon the meaning of human existence." 

--Mikhail Petrovich Shchetinin 

11 October 2010

I Miss the Snow

The Current New World

This social media map is by marketing agency Flowtown based on info collected or published by USA Today, Alexa,,, the Wall Street Journal and a few other sources.
 Source: MPiRe
The size of the regions, each named after a social network, varies depending the number of users.   I guess one of my favorite places would Blogspot.  What would yours be?

08 October 2010

Wanting or BEING

 Congratulations Cecilia & Maurizio!

"He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize." - Oscar Wilde

Want signifies a state of lack.  When you want something, you don't have it.  You lack what you want.

As long as we want something, the Universe, which always provides a vibrational match with our current state of BEING , gives us more of what we are broadcasting - in my case, wanting to move north (for that matter, the phrase "to move'' reinforces the want as well because it indicates a future occurrence rather than now).

Rather than focusing your attention on what you don't have or what you want/don't want;  refocus your attention instead on BEING yourself what you choose to have more of show up in your life.

BE Love.

BE self sustainable.

BE the great artist..

Appreciate what you have NOW.  Express your Gratitude and Act in honor and integrity with your heart and soul.

Monitor your own thoughts, words, feelings, actions and allow what you want to come into your life.

When you are at Peace within yourself (which you will be when you are expressing integrity with heart/soul), your perception will have a clarity that guides you in making life affirming, life enhancing choices.

Green God/Goddess Juice

This drink is delicious, refreshing and super-healthy. You can’t help but feel so much better for drinking it, even if you’re not used to drinking a lot of greens.

This recipe makes about 1 litre, and is the perfect drink to wake you up first thing in the morning or to drink after exercise.

* 1 medium RIPE pineapple
* 2 apples
* 1/2 lemon including its peel
* 1/2 lime including its peel
* 1 bag of organic spinach (approx. 200g)
* 5 sticks celery
* 1 whole cucumber including peel

Simply juice the whole lot, pour into a jug, stir well.  Pour, drink, pour, drink!  It also keeps well in the fridge.

For more raw recipes, check here:  Raw Food Solution

01 October 2010

La Belle Verte

Did you ever wonder why the floor under your feet, in the place where you live are covered with a gray material, & you can't see the soil? Why is this floor is full of poop? Why are there boxes of metal emitting gases that you must breath? Why do you live in high cages, forced to hear the noise of these metal boxes? Why are you driving them, & not using your feet, causing you to eventually have heart attack, if you won't die earlier from cancer from the gases, or an accident with the fast moving boxes?

Why do you eat corpses of animals?

Why you use pieces of paper entitling you to any value, without which you won't have nothing, not even food?

Why are you sitting every evening watching a box showing people telling lies, & dirtying your mind?

Why do you let yourself be led by fat selfish people caring only about themselves, their money & power.

Why don't we really listen to each other, talk to each other, why do we have these hierarchies, in which the stupidiest, incapable ones rule, control & exploit the goodness & capable weaker ones?

Why we go about doing wrong immoral things just because we're being told, why we we're constantly mad, worried & frustrated with such small trivial things, like a scratch in the mirror of our cars, & never see, appreciate & thank the beautiful wonderful life, nature & world that surrounds & support us?

Why do we ruin the world, poison ourselves, live in ugliness, support the rich selfish people exploiting us, selling us lies, tobbaco, weapons & arms, killing people with the money that we're forced to pay them as taxes?

Please watch this fantastic movie:

Oh Honey!

Raw honey – which has not been pasteurized or filtered, and ideally taken directly from the hive – is a treasure chest of nutritional value and medicinal remedies. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and is a natural and powerful medicine, both internally and externally.

25 September 2010

My Spiritual Awakening Continues

Since July I thought I was on a carefree summer holiday, only to realize I was going through an intensive spiritual cleansing.  I have actively let go of old patterns and relationships, becoming much more sensitive to everything around me.  For instance as I left the beautiful nature in the northern most tip of this country and went south, closer to home, I felt the energies and the commotion of the people through my spirit and felt myself shutting down my senses.  It was my nervous system protecting itself trying to preserve the peace and clarity inside me.

Living On Light-Nourishment From Source

Change is the only thing that remains constant in this world and throughout the entire universe.
When we are resistant to change we feel stagnant & begin experiencing unnecessary pain.
Pain is the result of searching for the unchangeable reality in this ever changeable world.

What do we need to do in order for humanity to be raised to the next platform? Each and every one of us has an ideal way of being which raises the collective consciousness into new ways of feeling. In other words if each of us lives to the best way we know how to, this affects humanity and the planet lifting us all into a new paradigm. We have no idea what new ways we will be experiencing but we need to be living to our maximum capacity in order to experience this new dimension.

What is Ascension

Ascension is a shift in consciousness, a raising of all lower bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) to full awareness and presence in the NOW. Ascension is the raising of consciousness to a new level of existence, a shift from 3rd dimensional reality to that of the 5th dimension and beyond.

Ascension is experienced when the four lower bodies are in perfect balance therefore in perfect union with your Higher Self / Soul. This occurs when all so called negative thoughts and emotions such as fear, hatred and anger are transmuted and changed to that of love, kindness and compassion. Ascension is not a place but a state of Being.

To read more please visit Ascension Temple of Purification

24 September 2010

Ascension-Raising Your Vibrational Frequency,we no longer need to leave our bodies in order to ascend.We can raise our vibration and walk into the higher realms of light.

Song Water Shows The Hidden Heart by Enya

22 September 2010

Planetary Healing 5-Minute Bio-Relativity Mediation

This Focus Group is for Planetary Healing 5-minute Meditations which will be once a month on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. PST (Los Angeles, U.S.) for the purpose of healing our Earth Mother and her biosphere/energy field.

Please Prepare Yourself and Ground Your Energies Into The Earth A Minute Or Two Prior to Starting This Healing Meditation. Relax and close your eyes, ground your root chakra (1st chakra starting at the end of your spine). Visualize a grounding cord from the base of your spine that goes through the floor down into the earth all the way to her crystalline core to the center of our Earth Mother.

Then, when you are grounded, Visualize a healing Beam of Light (which will come from the Great Central Sun through your crown chakra (top of your head) going through your body and into our Earth Mother all the way to her crystalline core.

This healing light will continue flowing through you into our Earth Mother throughout the entire 5 minutes. Lastly, project from your third eye (6th chakra middle of your forehead) a healing beam of light into our Earth Mother's Ring of Ascension (a ring around her middle much like other planets have) which will heal any cracks in her energy field/biosphere and sends love through her.

This will prove to be a powerful healing for our Earth Mother and you receive a healing in the process. Thought Projection/Loving Intent is so very powerful, and especially when done by a group.

Thank you so much for understanding how important this is and making a soul decision to help and participate. This meditation is a Bio-Relativity Meditation so that is also a valuable tool that you have learned and to have and know as healers. Here is a time converter site.

How are Your Kidneys?

According to Chinese medicine, the Kidneys store essence (jing) and control growth, development and reproduction. In the Five Phase Theory of Chinese medicine they correspond to the Water element and reflect the winter season, cold climate, black color, emotion of fear and the taste of salt. Weak kidney energy will show itself in dental caries, as well as in infertility, growth and maturation issues, weak bones, low back and knee pain, premature gray hair, and ringing in the ears among other things.

24 July 2010

The Story of Cosmetics (2010)

The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.

23 July 2010

HEAVEN'S LETTER #3516 - Where Life May Take You


God said:

Poetry is a necessity. Poetry gives you glimpses of truth. There is poetry in dance and in music and the way a young child looks at you.

HEAVEN'S LETTER #3512 - God Created a Wonderful World

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Life in the world is not all-dependent upon the physical. Even so, keep something beautiful before you. A flower, a pot of herbs, a bamboo shoot. Let your eye fall on something that stirs beauty in your heart. A swatch of cloth in a color you like. A little painting. Keep those rays of sunshine available for your heart. It will drink in the beauty between beats.

22 July 2010

A Message of Awakening

 An Urgent Message from Saint Germain - The Battle for Your Mind !

This is an important time on earth, for She is in her final stages of labor… She is getting ready to “push,” and with Her pushing will come the death of the old world and the birth of the new World. We wish for You to look upon what is happening in this way, for perhaps it will not seem so violent if You do.


The week started off with heavy fog and early morning rain drops.  Then the strong north winds have been with us since Tuesday, consistently making us feel like summer was ending.  Boreas!  It has to be him! 

This sublime painting of Oreithyia, mesmerizes me.  She was abducted by the Greek god Boreas, of the North Wind who lived in Thrace.  He is depicted as being winged, extremely strong, bearded and normally clad in a short pleated tunic so if you see a muscular man in a short dress, well know that he is the son of Eos and Astraeus, and the brother of Zephyrus, Eurus and Notus.. and hide for cover!

''Boreas has two sons, two daughters and twelve mares which can race over the ground without destroying the grain. When the Persian navy of Xerxes threatened the city of Athens, the Athenians begged his assistance. The Great Wind of the Wintery North blew his anger at the Persians and 400 Persian ships sank immediately. Among other violent acts he abducted Oreithyia, the daughter of the king of Athens, when she was playing on the banks of the Ilissus. In Latin, he is called Aquilo.''

Neo-Classicist John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) created lavish works imbued with lifelike details and an otherworldly, haunting sensuality. Born in Italy and raised in Britain, Waterhouse merged Victorian narrative with romantic Pre-Raphaelite fantasy in his work, drawing inspiration from Greek myths, Shakespeare, Arthurian legends, Homer, Tennyson and Keats. A member of the Royal Academy, Waterhouse often painted dramatic scenes emphasizing powerful or tragic women. He created more than 200 paintings, and was one of the few artists to attain fame and fortune in his lifetime.

Echo & Narcissus

J.W. Waterhouse
Would Echo curse the daffodil thrown
That led the eyes of Narcissus
To see reflected a face, his own?
The hearts desire of Narcissus

21 July 2010

The Things You Own End Up Owning You

Since forever, we are inundated with marketing messages that makes us believe we need to live a lifestyle that is geared towards acquiring posessions, and some stuff on the side for when you get tired of your old things.

How would your life be if you had to throw away all your clutter?  All the clothes, electronics, cars, shoes, computers, and the gym set and extra furniture in the garage? Would it make a difference to your level of happiness? Will buying more of it make you happy? Probably not..

You may experience some sort of emotional high for a short period of time, but that soon subsides and you’ll be right back where you were before you had the extra things.

I have been giving away my things, stuff that I don't need or have been keeping ''just in case'' for some years now and and feel lighter every time I do this.  I think many people would feel an intense sense of liberation if they did the same.  We drag things around because we perceive them to be important, when in reality, they mean very little in the grand scheme of life.

Of course I will allow a material possession or two to keep me motivated to reach some goals. The message is to take some time and forget about all the stuff that your life revolves around and that can get in the way of what life is all about. Try it for a few days or weeks and I think you’ll find other things in life that give you joy and excitement.  Take your children on a nature hike and discover living things that you normally don't give a second thought to.  The best learning materials are out there in nature.  Trees to climb on, plants, insects, animals..and you can have discussions about the stars and the planets.  As Anastasia says, ask them what they think about the moon and the stars.  Really engage their minds instead of spoon feeding textbook knowledge in 2D.   They have a wealth of untapped wisdom if only we would allow them the opportunity to tune in.

You can also plant a fruit tree or two or 80 if you have some land. Think about the benefits your family and future generations will have from the fruit bearing trees.

Life, and all living things are where we need to be investing in..

20 July 2010

Spirit Working with the Hand..

Song of Springtime -Waterhouse
"When the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art." Michelangelo

''The good things in life do not create happiness. The good things in life arise from happiness.''

''The life you experience is the life you expect to experience. So imagine the best, and expect the best.''

''A small, simple action is infinitely more effective than a big, complicated excuse.''

''Use your time to do, rather than looking for time to use.  Time keeps on coming, so fill it with action and keep on going.''

Transcending the Time-Space Continuum

As our planetary body has shifted into a higher frequential oscillation, we too have been quickened in our molecular spin ratios. With so many of us accelerating as a unified harmonic, we are now catapulting into the fields of multi-dimension. We are more easily perceiving and consciously experiencing parallel realities, sister dimensions and merging timelines which is essential to our planetary service work.

With ability to travel outside of the time-space construct, we can partner with Gaia and on-going Earth changes in much deeper intimacy for the greater dimensional shifts to occur within the entire holographic field overlay and prior to some of these events actually happening. (This is likened to what a healer does in focusing first upon the outer energetic or etheric body of a person which then transforms the denser physical form.)

As we work outside of the formed, linear continuum, we find that this is one of the greatest influencing factors to shift mass consciousness, prophecy and other unwanted rising potentials that carry destructive qualities.

We collapse time by experiencing our desired, most perfect reality in each moment. Every moment that we collapse time, the linear and more polarized reality around us is altered. This is why it is essential to continuously vision and radiate the patterns of perfection for our self, every person, place and situation.

Imagine how effortlessly the current dense Earth reality can dissolve and the new reality simultaneously emerge, when thousands of us operate in this way. With our focus and our life constantly living New Earth vision, we are constantly collapsing time by experiencing future golden realities in this Eternal Now.

06 July 2010

528 Hz, The Frequency for Transformation and DNA Repair.

There is a special sound and color of love according to Dr. Horowitz, a Harvard-trained award-winning investigator. Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing. "We now know the love signal, 528 Hertz, is among the six core creative frequencies of the universe because math doesn't lie, the geometry of physical reality universally reflects this music; these findings have been independently derived, peer reviewed, and empirically validated," Dr. Horowitz says.

The third note, frequency 528, relates to the note MI on the scale and derives from the phrase "MI-ra gestorum" in Latin meaning "miracle." Stunningly, this is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA - the genetic blueprint upon which life is based! MI - 528 Hz - relates to crown chakra. Dr Puleo suggests an association with DNA integrity.

The regular "C" that we all know of in this culture (which is from the diatonic scale of do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) is not the 528 Hz frequency "C.

A regular "C" vibrates at a frequency of 523.3 Hz.

The "C" of 528 Hz used for DNA repair is part of an ancient scale called the Solfeggio Scale.

09 June 2010

Consistency is More Important Than Eating Raw Foods

By Matt Monarch

The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes.

In my opinion, eating consistently is one of the key ingredients for health and longevity. When I say eating consistently, I don't mean sticking to a 100% Raw Food Diet or a Whole Food Diet, always. I mean eating the same kinds and quantities of food every single day, no matter what type of diet you eat. For example, one person could be on a 100% Raw Food Diet eating three times a day one day, seven times a day the next day, once the next day, five times the following day and so on. Or someone else could be eating 16 ounces of food (not necessarily raw), twice a day with the same amount of fats and carbs in each of those meals, EVERY SINGLE DAY

06 May 2010

The Flouride Deception

If you've ever wondered about that warning on the back of your toothpaste tube--the one that says a child who swallows more than a pea-size amount should contact poison control--and thought about how fluoridated water, which is drank in uncontrolled quantities, could be safe in comparison, you do not want to miss "The Fluoride Deception."

04 May 2010

Do You Have Grey Hair?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) states that a person's hair is a reflection of the strength of the kidneys. It is believed that weak kidney and liver blood are the underlying causes for gray hair and other signs of premature aging.

Introduction into Square Foot Gardening

Here's something you might like- a video by the author Mel Bartholomew who wrote the best selling book Square Foot Gardening. He now has a new one out that is really fantastic - All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!

It's perfect for intensive city gardening on roofs, small yards and public spaces.

02 May 2010

The top 20 things that are more dangerous to children than lead paint in Mattel toys

1. Mercury fillings
Often called "silver fillings" to hide the fact that they're made from mercury, these highly toxic fillings are placed directly into the mouths of children where they are inhaled (mercury vapor) and swallowed, causing systemic mercury poisoning to the child and leading to long-term neurological damage.

Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has called on all physicians to prescribe diets without genetically modified (GM) foods to all patients.1 They called for a moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), long-term independent studies, and labeling, stating,

01 May 2010

Better Than Kashi Crackers

I found a great cracker recipe from Elana and tweaked the ingredients to come up with my own.  After 2 experiments, it turned out great and I couldn't believe how easy it was!  It reminded me of the wonderful Kashi crackers I used to love but couldn't get in Portugal.

How To Make Coconut Flour

When wheat flour isn't an option in baking, whether that is due to a gluten allergy or a low-carbohydrate lifestyle, coconut flour is a viable alternative to a certain degree--plus, it's high in fiber. Coconut flour cannot be substituted cup for cup with wheat flour, as the resulting texture of the baked good is far too dense. Store-bought coconut flours can be more expensive than wheat flour. So instead of purchasing it, make your own coconut flour from coconut flakes while also making a byproduct of fresh coconut milk.


Things You'll Need:

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 4 cups water
  • Food processor
  • Cheesecloth
  • Baking sheet
  • Grinder
  1. Soak 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes in 4 cups water for several hours.
  2. Transfer the coconut and water mixture to a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth; squeeze to get out the most liquid. This liquid is your coconut milk. Transfer the liquid to a container and refrigerate.
  4. Spread the pulp from the cheesecloth onto a baking sheet.
  5. In a 200-degree oven, bake the pulp until dry, not brown.
  6. Grind the dried pulp until you have a fine powder texture.

29 April 2010

Coconut Flour: A Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat

Wheat products are the most popular foods in the SAD diet (standard diet). Wheat, in one form or another, is eaten in just about every meal.  Some people, however, are allergic to wheat or cannot tolerate gluten—the protein in many grains.

24 April 2010

A Serious Warning about Nano-Technology in Cosmeceuticals

Dr. Epstein has serious concerns about cosmetic products containing nano-particles, and that the facts about these technologies are being hidden and ignored.
These ingredients are used in many different brands of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, so I encourage you to use this information to evaluate ANY type of cosmetic you’re considering buying.

Some of these nano-particles are so dangerous, in fact, they’re slowly but surely becoming known as “universal asbestos.”

20 April 2010

Sugars 101

Is sugar a sweet old friend that is secretly plotting your demise?
There is a vast sea of research suggesting that it is. Science has now shown us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that sugar in your food, in all its myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll on your health.
The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar—specifically high fructose corn syrup. Just take a look at the sugar consumption trends of the past 300 years:[1]

13 April 2010

Grow Blueberries in a Container

Plant an Edible Ornamental Harvest Garden

This video uses the box gardening idea on a larger scale to create a 3 dimensional area, visually pleasing from every angle. The weeping Santa Rosa plum, easy to pick and dwarfs so they are in reaching range. He says to make sure to thin out a total of 4-6 inches of the growths so you can harvest 30 pounds of better quality fruit than 30 pounds of larger quantity which makes sense.

For example if you see a bunch of clusters on a branch, thin out all the small clusters to 1 or 2 fruit. Then 1 or 2 fruit every 4 - 6 inches. If a tree is vigorous and growing tall, it will need 'topping' which is cutting down the long branches in similar height (to about 8 feet) and then thinning out the center for light exposure, air movement, cutting away any weak or dead areas.

So much helpful information here! Inspiring to watch..

12 April 2010

Detox Ideas by Serena

Here is a list of items that have helped me and others with counteracting(detoxing) some of the chemicals and molds from the chemtrails as well as boosting the immune system. I know that there are probably other things that will work as well and I would love to have more ideas. These are ones that we have used and I am always in search of new remedies.

11 April 2010

Can Apricot Kernels Keep Cancer at Bay?

PAUL Reid should be dead. Diagnosed with a rare, incurable lymphoma, he was given five years, seven tops, by his oncologist. But, having cheated death in the Ash Wednesday bushfires, he was not about to surrender his life without a fight.

His weapon of choice? Apricot kernels. Thirty a day. Reid turned down chemotherapy, vowing to eat himself well. Today, 13 years in remission, the 68-year-old believes that ''cancer-killing'' properties in the kernels he still eats daily, coupled with a strict vegan diet and prayer, have cured him. ''We're not immortal, but I believe I'll be healthy from taking this direction,'' he says.

Reid is among a growing number of cancer patients who see food as the key to their survival - a trend worrying doctors who fear people may be risking their lives by embarking on extreme, unproved diets. Some patients are forgoing conventional medical treatment and putting their faith in ''anti-cancer'' diets promoted by alternative health practitioners, or buying untested nutritional supplements on the internet..

 You can read the rest of the article here.

How to Detox Fluorides from Your Body

Fluoride Toxicity

Fluoride is a soluble salt, not a heavy metal. There are two basic types of fluoride. Calcium fluoride appears naturally in underground water sources and even seawater. Enough of it can cause skeletal or dental fluorosis, which weakens bone and dental matter. But it is not nearly as toxic, nor does it negatively affect so many other health issues as sodium fluoride, which is added to many water supplies.

Sodium Fluoride is a synthetic waste product of the nuclear, aluminum, and phosphate fertilizer industries. This fluoride has an amazing capacity to combine and increase the potency of other toxic materials. The sodium fluoride obtained from industrial waste and added to water supplies is also already contaminated with lead, aluminum, and cadmium.

It damages the liver and kidneys, weakens the immune system, possibly leading to cancer, creates symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia, and performs as a Trojan Horse to carry aluminum across the blood brain barrier. The latter is recognized as a source of the notorious "dumbing down" with lower IQ's and Alzheimer's effects of fluoride.

Another not commonly known organ victim of fluorosis is the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain. The pineal gland can become calcified from fluorides, inhibiting it's function as a melatonin producer. Melatonin is needed for sound, deep sleep, and the lack of it also contributes to thyroid problems that affect the entire endocrine system. The pineal gland is also considered the physical link to the upper chakras or third eye for spiritual and intuitive openings.

Various permutations of Sodium Fluoride are also in many insecticides for homes and pesticides for crops. Sometimes it is even added to baby foods and bottled waters. If you live in a water fluoridated area, purchase commercially grown fruits, especially grapes, and vegetables that are chemically sprayed and grown areas irrigated by fluoridated water, you are getting a triple whammy! Better skip that fluoridated toothpaste!

Avoiding Fluoride Contamination

As always, the first step in detoxifying is to curb taking in toxins. Purifying water by reverse osmosis or distillation in fluoridated water communities is a good start to slowing down your fluoride contamination. Distillation comes with a bit of controversy, as all the minerals are removed. A great mineral supplement such as Fulvic Acid (not folic acid) or unsulfured blackstrap molasses is recommended if you distill your water.

Avoiding sprayed, commercially grown foods while consuming organic or locally grown foods is another big step. Watch out for processed foods such as instant tea, grape juice products, and soy milk for babies. They all contain high concentrations of sodium fluoride. So do many pharmaceutical "medicines". By minimizing your sodium fluoride intake, your body can begin eliminating the fluorides in your system slowly.

Magnesium is a very important mineral that many are lacking. Besides being so important in the metabolism and synthesis of nutrients within your cells, it also inhibits the absorption of fluoride into your cells! Along with magnesium, calcium seems to help attract the fluorides away from your bones and teeth, allowing your body to eliminate those toxins. So during any detox efforts with fluoride, it is essential that you include a healthy supplemental dose of absorbable calcium/magnesium as part of the protocol.

So Now Let's Speed Up the Fluoride Detox

This author received a comment stating that an earlier article's source reference to sunlight for decalcifying the pineal gland was inaccurate. He said that darkness, not light, is needed to stimulate the pineal gland into melatonin production, which should lead to breaking up the calcification of that gland. Besides being logical, further source research indicates the critic is correct!

Day time exercise, a healthful diet, not over eating, and meditation all contribute to higher melatonin production from the pineal gland. Though very helpful to many for getting a full night's deep sleep, it appears inconclusive whether melatonin supplements will help decalcify the pineal gland. But it does seem logical that it might.

Iodine supplementation has been clinically demonstrated to increase the urine irrigation of sodium fluoride from the body as calcium fluoride. The calcium is robbed from your body, so make sure you are taking effective calcium and magnesium supplements. Lecithin is recommended as an adjunct to using iodine for excreting fluorides.

Iodine is another nutrient lacking in most diets and causing hypothyroid symptoms of lethargy or metabolic imbalances. Eating lots of seafood for iodine has it's constantly rising mercury hazards. Seaweed foods and iodine supplements that combine iodine and potassium iodide are highly recommended over sea food by most.

Tamarind, originally indigenous to Africa but migrated into India and southeast Asia, has been used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine. The pulp, bark, and leaves from the tree can be converted to teas and strong tinctures, which have also shown the ability to eliminate fluorides through the urine.

Liver Cleanses are considered effective for eliminating fluorides and other toxins. There are two types of liver cleansing, both of which can be performed easily at home over a week or two of time. One of the protocols focuses on the liver itself , and the other cleanses the gall bladder, which is directly connected with liver functions. Simple instructions for both can be found on line with search engine inquiries.

Boron was studied in other parts of the world with pronounced success for fluoride detoxification. Borox, which contains boron, has a history of anecdotal success for detoxifying sodium fluoride. Yes, this is the borox you can find in the laundry aisles of some supermarkets. It needs to be taken in with pure water in small quantities.

As little as 1/32 of a teaspoon to 1/4 of a teaspoon in one liter of water consumed in small quantities throughout the day is what has been demonstrated as safe and effective. Around 1/8 of a teaspoon with a pinch of pure sea salt in a liter consumed in small quantities daily has been reported to have dramatic results. There is the possibility of a food grade version with sodium borate, if you can find it.

Dry Saunas combined with exercise releases sodium fluoride stored in fatty tissues. It can be intense enough to cause side effects or an occasional healing crisis. So keep the pure water intake high and drink some chickweed tea to protect the kidneys while using a highly absorbable cal/mag supplement. Lecithin is another useful adjunct to this protocol for fluoride detoxification.

Those Adjuncts to the Listed Remedies

Vitamin C in abundance was not mentioned as a helpful adjunct. It is now. But do not use ascorbic acid as your vitamin C source for an adjunct to any of the fluoride detox methods. Do take in as much other types of vitamin C as you can tolerate, along with a couple of tablespoons of lecithin daily. Add those to your absorbable calcium and magnesium supplements with plenty of pure water, get good sleep and rest, and the detox should be relatively smooth.

Chelation therapies are recommended primarily for heavy metal removals. Though fluorides are salts, the synthetic waste product variety, sodium fluoride, comes with a cargo of toxic heavy metals. And these pernicious salts have a way of combining more heavy metals. So including any one of several chelation therapies may be beneficial for overall health improvements while applying your chosen fluoride remedy or remedies.

Those include bentonite clay internally or externally, fulvic acid (NOT folic acid), cilantro pesto with chlorella, and even DMSA or any other chellation therapy with which you are familiar.


Boron Testing

List of foods with fluoride contamination

Website that offers a bibliography of other sources

suana remedy

Earth Clinic Folk Remedies

Great comprehensive overview of fluoride

Paul Fassa has managed to survive the Standard American Diet (SAD) and his youthful folly by deprogramming gradually from mainstream health ideology and studying holistic health matters informally with his wife while incorporating them into his lifestyle as a vegetarian.
He also practices Chi-Lel Chi Gong, and he is trained as a polarity therapy practitioner. He is dedicated to warning others of the corruption of food and medicine in our time, and guiding others toward a better direction for health. You can visit his blog at

10 April 2010

Natural Ways to Strengthen your Child's Immunity

Caminha, Portugal 

by Melanie Waxman
I have raised seven unvaccinated children. I gave them a strong foundation through breastfeeding, great nutrition, a lively, healthy family life, and a mostly non-toxic environment. My children have very strong immune systems. I don't believe in coddling them or trying to keep them away from other kids who are sick. Instead, I believe that their immunity strengthens and develops when they are naturally exposed to germs. Of course they get colds, fevers, stomach bugs and other mild problems but they recover quickly too.

These are good signs that their immune systems are at work dispelling toxins, viruses or bacteria from the body. My eldest daughter contracted Lymes disease a number of years ago and took one course of antibiotics. My youngest son put his finger in a fan and had to take antibiotics to prevent bone infection. Apart from that my children have relied on simple dietary home remedies and occasionally a homeopathic solution to alleviate any discomfort.

Today more and more parents are realizing that the key to a healthy child is a strong immune system. All children are constantly exposed to disease producing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites but this doesn't mean they will get sick. A strong immune system provides a child with the natural defenses to fight off disease.

If a child has a weakened immune system they are more susceptible to colds, flu and other problems. Germs are everywhere and being exposed to them is a natural part of life. It is not natural, however, to try and 'germ proof' your child. In fact exposure to different viruses and bacteria can actually strengthen your child's immune system. Some childhood diseases such as mumps, measles, chickenpox and rubella can help to build immunity and protect against these diseases.

There are a number of things you can do to help boost your child natural immunity:

Breastfed babies experience fewer infections than bottle fed babies. Breast milk is vital in building your baby's immunity and protecting against disease. It also provides a complete nutritional balance including essential fatty acids. It is very important to try to breastfeed your baby even if it is only for a few months. If you are unable to give your baby breast milk, home made brown rice milk is a healthy alternative. Use this as part of your baby's diet to help develop a strong constitution and immune system.

Offer an Organic Wholesome Diet

It is essential to give your child excellent daily nutrition to keep their immune system healthy and strong. Nutritional deficiencies make it easier for your child to be susceptible to viruses and bacteria. Make sure your child has a variety of organic whole-foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains. It is vital to offer a balanced macrobiotic diet with a variety of ingredients.

All children are attracted to eating snacks. Today many foods are highly processed and loaded with sugar such as cookies, boxed cereals and sodas. These additive rich foods will actually weaken the immune system. Snacking can become problematic if children fill up on these 'nutritionally empty foods' and don't want to eat the lovely healthy meals you have provided. Make sure to offer good quality snacks such as fruit and vegetable sticks, steamed bread with spreads, sushi, amasake, home made fruit smoothies or roasted nuts and seeds.

Include some fish, good quality olive and sesame oil and natural home made desserts in your meals.

Cold foods, excessive amounts of raw fruits and juices have a weakening effect on the immune system and should be eaten in moderation. In some colder climates, it might be necessary to include cold liver oil as a supplement for your children.

Kukicha tea has a strengthening effect on immunity. Offer it warm with rice syrup or barley malt added. Hot apple juice is relaxing for the body and can be diluted with kukicha as a healthy alternative to cold drinks.

Look at your own daily diet too. Remember children follow their parents. Make sure you are preparing balanced meals with enough variety. It is important not to be too strict or one sided with children. Stay in contact with other families who eat whole foods/macrobiotics and keep up to date with new trends in macrobiotic cooking and nutrition. 

If your child has a history of ear infections, oral thrush, digestive trouble, colic, food allergies or other on-going problems you need to look at their present diet. Dairy food, sugar, cold foods, sodas, chicken, baked foods and excessive fruits can make these problems worse. Again a varied macrobiotic diet is recommended, although in some cases, certain foods may need to be restricted such as baked foods, oily foods, wheat products, raw fruits and salad, vinegars and some soy products until their system is strengthened. Restricted foods can be slowly re-introduced back into the diet at a later date.
Make sure your child is getting plenty of sweet tasting vegetables such as squash, carrots, cabbage, parsnips and onions. Lightly cooked leafy greens like watercress are also extremely beneficial.
Sea vegetables provide important minerals and help to strengthen the immune system. Nori sea vegetable is very good for children and can be used on a regular basis.
Kombu powder with crushed sesame seeds can be used sparingly as a strengthening remedy. This condiment can be also be prepared with small dried fish and is extremely beneficial for building strong teeth and bones. Shiso powder and umeboshi are condiments that help to create a healthy immune system. VERY SMALL amounts can be given to your child to strengthen the system. Remember that these condiments are salty and too much are harmful and can cause, among other things, stunted growth, behavioral problems and fussy eating habits.

A Note on Herbs
Herbs have been used safely all around the world since ancient times to prevent and treat disease. Although I don't give my children any herbal supplements as a rule, they have been known to strengthen a child's constitution and make them more resistant to illness. Certain herbs, including Echinacea, have been found to have remarkable immunological effects. These herbs support the body's own process to stay at the peak of vitality and prevent development of disease.

Create a Non-toxic Environment
Exposure to chemicals can damage the immune system and make it more difficult to fight off common infections and even more serious diseases such as cancer. Our environments have become increasingly toxic. Even though these toxins are everywhere you can take the steps to create a healthy home environment and therefore reduce the amount of chemicals your children are exposed to.
Today, there are affordable, nontoxic alternatives to all lawn and garden pesticides and wonderful natural household cleaners and personal care products. Use natural fibers in your bedding, furniture and carpets to create a cleaner, fresher environment with less static electricity. Buy organic foods. This will greatly decrease your child's overall exposure to pesticides and help to create a healthier environment for everyone.

Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics and Vaccines

Today, children are prescribed excessive amounts of antibiotics. Antibiotics can seriously weaken a child's immune system and also build up a resistance to the medicine itself. Vaccines may provide immunity for a specific disease but they do not increase overall immunity or create healthier children.
Many young children are injected with nearly three-dozen doses of 10 different viral and bacterial vaccines before the age of five, and this is while the immune system is still developing, Such a huge stress to the system is a major cause of chronic immune dysfunction amongst children today. On the other hand, the parents of unvaccinated children have observed how strong the immune systems of their children appear to be.

A Healthy Home Life
"All you need is Love!!" Love and attention are a wonderful way to boost immunity. Children that grow up in a loving environment feel more secure and happy.
Make sure you hold, hug, rock, massage, nurse, touch and kiss your children regularly. Studies show that laughter and positive thinking help to strengthen immunity too. The more children laugh and enjoy life, the better their immune function.
Stressful situations and unhappiness deplete the immune system and lower a child's resistance to disease. Breastfeeding, daily baths and massage can help to reduce stress and promote positive feelings in your baby.

Daily Routine
Create a stable home environment with daily routines. These include regular meals, baths, naps and bed times. Eating meals together is extremely important and will help your child to feel secure, safe and part of the family.

Make sure your child has enough sleep and goes to bed at a reasonable hour. Your child's body regenerates, repairs and renews itself while sleeping. In addition, it is important to include "quiet time" as part of your child's day when they can unwind and learn the value of being calm. Let your child listen to peaceful music, which is stress relieving and further helps him to feel relaxed and happy.

Enjoy Nature
Give your child plenty of fresh air. Go for walks in the woods, country or parks. Let your child run, jump, dance and climb. Don't coddle your child. If they want to run without a hat or gloves, let them do so. Allow them to run barefoot on the grass and climb trees. Nature is an excellent immune stimulator and being exposed in a happy, healthy way does wonders to all aspects of your child's life.

At a Glance Ways to Strengthen your Child's Immunity
Breastfeed your baby
Offer a wide variety of organic, natural foods
Create a non-toxic home environment
Avoid un-necessary vaccines and anti-biotics
Give your child lots of love and affection
Create routines in daily life
Eat together as a family
Make sure your child has enough sleep
Spend time outdoors in nature

Melanie Waxman began studying Oriental medicine in 1980 and went on to specialize in macrobiotic cooking. She has lived in Portugal, England and America and has trained cooks from all over the world. Melanie is the mother of seven children. She has cooked for international recording stars, fashion designers, doctors, and business professionals and has helped thousands of others to change their lifestyle and way of eating. She has written a children's cook book; Mr. Hoppity's Color Me Cook book for Kids, a series of self-published12 Cooklets and has recently published Bless the Baby, a beautifully illustrated book on the natural and traditional ways a mother can bond with her newborn. Melanie is also a massage therapist and Feng Shui consultant.