When I started this research, I didn’t know lavender was good for so many mental and physical health problems. What I found is that lavender is almost a miracle supplement. Everyone needs lavender in their medicine cabinet.
Lavender oil healing properties range from anti-inflammatory benefits to treatment for parasite infection, stings and other insect bites. Minor burns can be treated with lavender oil. Inhaled lavender works as a natural antihistamine in the body. Histamines are naturally occurring compounds that regulate the immune system. They affect the immune response to any kind of infectious agent that enters the system. They help white blood cells in the chemical reaction to send signals to the brain and digestive system to fight allergies.
Studies done on humans have shown that lavender reduces heart rate and causes relaxation. This is being explored as a help for anxiety and depression. Lavender aids in detoxifying, can be a sedative, helps in healing scars and bruises. Continue reading “Lavender Oil Healing Properties”
Throughout the ages and across the globe the number 9 has held a special, and sometimes sacred, place. The futurist-scientist, Nikola Tesla believed the number 9 is the vibration frequency of the universe. For humans, it is 9 months from conception to birth. Nine holds the meaning of finality. It is the last digit of the decimal system, and symbolizes the end of a cycle.
In numerology nine relates to a person’s life path. The 6 and 9 are mirror images and therefore symbolized eternity. Together they form the Yin Yang sign.
In art the rule of thirds uses 9 sections to determine a pleasing composition. Renaissance painters realized the human eye does not stay in one place on a canvas. It wanders. Human attention tends to move around rather than focus on the first thing it sees. The created the concept of the rule of thirds. The exception is when the center has emotional content, as with a group of people. The nine sections create a way of balancing the composition, though it is off balance. A second focal point is created on another intersection of the nine blocks. This makes the composition dynamic.
Exercise is a powerful healer if you are depressed. It unleashes Endorphins and increases chemicals in the brain. Serotonin, norepinephrin and dopamine regulate mood. Exercise also increases self-image, confidence and offers a chance of social interaction.
Why am I writing about exercise machines for home use? Because, having suffered from depression myself, I know how difficult it can be to even get out of bed when depressed, much less exercise. My whole body ached and all I wanted to do was sleep. Click on the image below to see my recommendation for best in home workout for those suffering from depression.
by Woman Motley from Meditation Music International
MP3 total length is 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Classified as New Age Music, Celtic Fusion and Celtic New Age
Plays on IOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Echo, PC, Mac, Roku and Sonos
Description: Mostly instrumentals, synthesizer and some chanting.This is very pleasant, relaxing, meditative sound. It is mostly string orchestration synthesizer with no melodies or words.
Christian mystics strive for the transformation of ego so that they can be one with God. Athanasius of Alexandria was thought to have said that God became human so that man could become God. Mysticism is related to the heart, rather than the mind. It is based on personal experience. Famous mystics have reported visions and speaking directly to God. I will explore some of the Christian mysticism practices that I have found intriguing.
What is the History of Christian Mysticism?
Gnosis refers to direct contact with God. Gnostics were a part of the early development of Christianity. It began in the 1st and 2nd century and is related to early Jewish and Christian texts. A belief that knowledge is the key to enlightenment and that knowledge is acquired from deep soul-searching and letting go of the material world. Energy is a gift that allows them to see the true reality. This esoteric knowledge is considered rare, special, and unusual. Continue reading “Christian Mysticism Practices”
Light and sound machines are electronic devices that play binaural beats along with strobe light. The person wears goggles that look like sunglasses. These glasses contain red and green LED lights. The lights play in pulsating patterns and create a spectrum of color. The combination of the sight and sound stimuli change the brainwaves of the wearer. This creates feeling of relaxation and sometimes an altered state of consciousness. They are also known as Dream Machines. Continue reading “What is the Light and Sound Mind Machine?”
Much of the spiritual knowledge from the past has been transferred from its original wording and imagery to symbols and philosophy of present-day popular religions and culture.
One example would be Christmas. Originally it was celebrated as the Winter solstice feast day. The Romans made this a holiday as the rebirth of the sun. It began to be thought of as the symbolic birth of Jesus at by the Catholic church in the 9th Century. Continue reading “What are Some Ancient Secrets and Knowledge?”