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If YOUR body is not in alignment, it can cause all sorts of

Problems:

Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain

Foot, knee, hip, and back injuries

Headaches

Stiffness

Fatigue

Muscle atrophy and weakness

Difficulty breathing

Digestion issues

Impingement a nerve compression

Sciatica

Carpal tunnel syndrom

Just a note:  my body got out of alignment when I did not go to

the Doctor when I sprained my ankle and eventually had to have

both hips replaced.  So do take note that it does happen when

body is not in alignment

To solve the problem, you first need to pinpoint the cause.  Most

Postural deviations occur because the muscles that work to hold

A joint in place are imbalanced.  One muscle group will be too

Tight and the opposing muscle group will be too loose or weak.

Here are 5 things to helps keep body aligned

  1. Work on your posture

Pelvis, rib cage and skill are aligned on top of each other

  1. Do exercises that promotes stabilization

Strengthen core muscles of back and abdomen

  1. Practice yoga

Promotes healthy spine and efficient movement

  1. maintain a healthy weight

overweight puts stress on joints and muscles

  1. consider chiropractic care

working on spinal alignment

 

3 Exercises that will help alignment:

  1. Upper back and shoulders;

Standing arm circles

This exercise engages the shoulder muscles, which, in turn

Helps to stabilize and strengthen the muscles of the mid-

Spine, resulting in less low-back pain.

Stand straight, feet hip width apart.  Raise your arms so they

Are extended out to your sides at shoulder level.  Palms up

Place the fingers into the pad of each hand, thumbs pointed

Behind you.  Squeeze the shoulder blades squeezed and

And your arms raised at your sides, rotate both of your arms

Backward in a circle of about six-inch circumference.  One

Set of 40 circles.  Then, palms down, thumbs pointed

Forward in a six-inch circle.  One set of 40 circles

 

  1. Mid-spine:

Statiic back knee pillow squeeze

This exercise promotes pelvic stability by supporting the

shoulders and spine as you engage the pelvic muscles and

extend the mid-spine.

Lie on your back with your legs up over the seat of a chair.

 

Place a pillow between your knees, and hold it with your inner

Thighs.  Extend your arms out to sides at 45 degrees with

Palms up.  Gently ssqueeze the pillow with knees aand hold 1

Second, kepping upper body and abdomen relaxed.  3 sets

Of 20 squeezes.

 

  1. For the pelvis airbench

Promotes proper function of hips and stabilizes the pelvis.

Stand with your back against a wall with your feet and knees

Hip-width apart.  Walking your feet away from the wall about

1-1/2 feet while sliding body down to a seated position

pressing lower back against the wall.  Allow arms to hand

down to side.  Keep weight on heels.  Hold the seated position

for 1-2 minutes

 

These are relatively simple and fast exercises to keep your body

In alignment.  Keep doing these and set up to do these 3 -4 times

a week and your alignment will stay forever

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Your spirit is from all YOUR years before and what you have

 

learned and the knowledge YOU gain in YOUR Life’s lessons.

 

Here are some of the

 

most influential spiritual books in the last 50 years and

 

some of them I have read over and over to gain insight and some

 

of them I will read in the future but I always want to go to the next

 

level –and I know that by learning and knowledge I can always

 

do that.

 

  1. The Secret

 

Rhonda Byrne

 

Law of Attraction

 

Asking for what you want

 

Believing in what you want

 

And being open to receiving it

 

Reader can shift their perspective

 

 

  1. The Alchemist

 

Paulo Coelho

 

Shepherd journeys to Egypt pyramids to find treasure

 

Lessons of discovery of your personal legend,

 

Being your one true purpose

 

And understanding omens

 

 

  1. The Art of Happiness:  A handbook for Living

 

Howard Cutler

 

Importance and attainability of happiness in everyday living

 

The purpose of life is to find happiness, which is determined

 

by one’s mental state, despite outside circumstances

 

No spiritual rules or religious guidelines

 

 

  1. The Celestine Prophecy

 

James Redfield

 

Part adventure and part new age spiritual novel

 

Journey through Peru as he uncovers nine spiritual insights.

 

Shifting a person’s perspective

 

 

  1. A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle

 

Reducing the ego

 

Ego source of all inner and outer conflicts

 

Awakened consciousness

 

 

  1. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

 

Chopra

 

Importance of success in life

 

Happiness and realization of goals, success is not limited

 

to wealth

 

Vedic teachings and presents them to a western audience.

 

 

  1. The Road Less Traveled

 

Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck

 

Attributes that makes a fulfilled human being

 

Discipline, Love, and Grace

 

 

  1. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

 

Richard Bach

 

Different than other gulls

 

Devastated that he was outcast from group.

 

Moved him to higher plane

 

To all of us who refuse to conform

 

Teaching love, forgiveness, and how to reach YOUR

 

true potential

 

 

  1. Eat, Pray, Love; One Woman’s Search for Everything

 

Across Italy, India and Indonesia

 

Elizabeth Gilbert

 

After bitter divorce, went on holiday to Italy

 

Italy to eat good food

 

India to learn about spirituality

 

Bali for balance and love

 

She was in a tremendous amount of pain but ended as

 

a balanced and loving human

 

 

  1. Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man and

 

Life’s Greatest Lesson

 

Mitch Abom

 

Interviews with Morrie Schwartz, former professor dying of

 

of Lou Gehrig’s disease

 

Ideas of accepting and giving love

 

Nurturing values

 

 

  1. The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide to

 

Personal Freedom

 

Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Ancient Toltec wisdom

 

Be impeccable with your word

 

Do not take anything personally

 

Do not make assumptions

 

Always do your best

 

Added a 5th– be skeptical but learn to listen

 

 

  1. Siddhartha

 

Herman Hesse

 

Journey o young Nepalese man during the time of

 

Buddha, and his quest to find spiritual enlightenment.

 

Found spiritual fulfillment in a much simpler way that

 

the way proposed by all of the world’s wise men.

 

 

 

I have read most of the above books since the 1980’s when

 

I also went through a devastating divorce.  I was in my 40’s and

 

had no professional skills and was raised by controlling mother

 

and married a controlling man so I had no idea who I was as

 

a single parent, let alone who was I as a person.

 

There are many other books I have read that have added to my

 

Spirituality but all of them have been wonderful for ME in my Spiritual walk

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Proactive

 

Proactive

 

Proactive

 

 

Always be Proactive

 

 

There is nothing wrong with having fun, being with family and

 

Friends.  We have to be careful about how much we do

 

anything.

 

 

Especially if you believe you may have any addictions

 

There are many issues that can become addictions besides

 

Alcohol and drugs (illegal or legal).

 

There is:

 

Food

 

Spending

 

Exercising

 

Loosing weight

 

Eating

 

Depression

 

 

Sleeping

 

 

 

There is almost everything that can become addictions.

 

 

It is about a sense of self and the way you live your life.  You can

 

Determine importance not only by how much you are doing it, but

 

how much you are letting other things go that needs to be done.

 

also by how much you are not doing other things.

 

 

PRIORITY EQUALS IMPORTANCE

 

 

 

There is nothing wrong engaging in pleasurable activity but there

 

Is a line between activity and addiction when the activity that is?

 

positive or neutral takes a decidedly negative turn.

 

Different families have weakened genes and DNA that if

 

A person takes recreational pot that can be a door to more drugs:

 

Meth, cocaine, heron, a murid number of things.  Take myself,

 

My family has a lot of alcoholism and drug addictions so I treat

 

myself very gingerly about drinking and have never put drugs into

 

my body.  I know I have a very addictive personality, and whether

 

it is drinking or food I am addictive.

 

 

Is what you are doing is causing a disruption in your life then you

 

need to address the issue.

 

 

I am very careful how much I drink – 1-2 glasses of wine is

 

my limit and usually only 1 or 2 times a year I will have wine

 

at home by myself.

 

Any addiction is a behavior that controls you.  Usually people

 

that have addictions do not like to be controlled but cannot

 

understand how much they are being controlled by their

 

additions.

 

Change is the most important thing in YOUR life-and it is

 

sometimes the hardest thing to do but DO IT.

 

What Life expects from YOU does not happen unless you are

 

willing to make those big changes that need to be done.

We all have issues, we all probably have some kind of addictions

 

that maybe we are not alcoholic – there are so many other kinds

 

of addictions.

 

Address those issues or addictions – make the necessary

 

Changes

 

Be courageous, be strong, be brave.  Use all YOUR good

 

energies you can dig up out of SELF.

 

Any addiction is a behavior that control YOU

 

Your impulses,

 

Your Pleasures

 

Your anxieties

 

Your fears

 

Your preferences

 

These take center stage over YOUR better judgment or reasoned

 

decisions.

 

If you believe you are struggling with an addiction that is

 

Negatively impacting the quality and health of your life, it may be

 

Time to seek assistance from a professional.

Addition typically masks an underlying problem that the person

 

Does not want acknowledge or deal with.  Aa you well know, it is

 

Really not helpful to tell the person “You have a problem in your

 

Thinking.”  Instead, much better to acknowledge the suffering and

 

Build a level of trust until the person is willing to discuss it, and if

 

Not then jut let it go.  Convincing people that they have a thinking

 

Defect is extremely damaging (if they actually believe it) and sets

 

Them up for abuse and exploitation.

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT IS YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS?

You need to use this under utilized part of the spirit and mind.

Sometimes there are times in our life when we have difficult

situations and cannot see our way clear, the best procedure

Is to assume that infinite intelligence within your subconscious

Mind knows all and sees all, has the answer and will reveal it to

You now.  Your new mental attitude will help bring about a happy

Solution and enable you to find the answer.   Attitude of mind will

Bring order, peace, and meaning to all YOUR undertakings.

YOU are a creature of habit.

A HABIT IS A FUNCTION OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

That if you have a habit it is your subconscious mind.  I would

Have known that if I had not read Dr, Murphy’s books 30 years

ago.

To expand SELF – YOU are going to have expand SELF.

To expand SELF, YOU are going to have to be here at

this website because it is the only website or only place that

wants YOU to find:

WHAT LIFE EXPECTS FROM YOU

And to find out what life expects from you

YOU need to know SELF:  Mind, Body and Spirit Balanced

and keep developing and keep learning about SELF and keep

growing and expanding.

My spirit soars with forgiveness, peace and harmony and joy.

The habit of keeping your good habits on track and getting rid

of the negative habits.  It is hard to get rid of bad habits, and it

may take some considerable time to get rid of them.

Forgive yourself for whatever it is in your past.  Forgive others

for their transgression against YOU

Harmonize all of SELF – mind, body, and spirit.

But when you learn to harmonize the functions of the conscious

And sub-conscious mind the two will cooperate, and the idea or

Desire implanted in the subconscious mind is realized.

IT IS AN AUTOMATIC “ON” BUTTON WHEN YOU DO THESE

THINGS

BE BRAVE

BE COURAGEOUS

BE YOU

YOUR SPIRIT WILL SOUR

When your relaxing body is getting into a relaxed, drowsy, and

meditative state and fill your mind with the picture of the desired

end, knowing YOUR subconscious mind can bring YOUR

desires and wants into being.

 

Be regular, and practice and meditate in the way outlined above

and your subconscious will keep working for the rest of your

life

You can liken your conscious mind to a camera and that your

subconscious mind is the sensitive plate on which he registered

and impressed the picture.

FOCUS

USE YOUR EMOTIONS

REPEAT DAILY AND WITH EMOTIONS

YOU just need to meditate and focus and sit quietly have it

become a habit

Confidently expect to experience the picture YOU are developing

in YOUR mind.

BELIEVE

Be there for YOU

Have an intense desire to overcome any block in your llife and

You will come to a clear-cut decision that there is a way out and

the course you wish to follow, and then victory and triumph

will be assured.

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The mind can trap you to feeling irritable and exhausted but can

stress and harm to those around us because we can become very

demanding as we seek absolute control and perfection from

everyone and everything around us.

 

When YOUR expectations are not met exactly as we want, we

experience feelings of intense frustration.  T can be a huge cause

of stress because we use so much energy trying to make things

unfold exactly as we want them.  It is exhausting for us, as well as

everyone else around us.

 

Do not get caught in the grip of the expectations trap we can

become very demanding.  When we invest greatly in something or

someone, then we tend to expect a far greater return.  This is

often between parents and children.  The parent is desperate for

the child to live up to their expectations.  These could be passed

down through the generations.

 

Child will almost certainly rebel in some way or other.

When we place unrealistic or unnecessary expectations on

ourselves or others, inevitably we will experience disappointment,

frustration and even anger.

 

Do you see the problem here?

What are our expectations of others or ourselves?

WRONG QUESTION for sure.

The question should be:

What does LIFE expect from YOU?

Not what YOU expect from LIFE

There has been so much written about expectations but they are

not realizing or even thinking they do not know how to ask the

right question or what the right question is to ask.

Having expectations for SELF and others only brings about what

we now can say is all our diseases of modern day.

But turn the word expectations around and always and forever

ask:

What does MY Life expect from SELF?

What does Life expect from me?

Never what YOU expect from Life

But,

What does LIFE expect from YOU?

YOU will only know what LIFE expects from YOU until you work

the book on this website and listen to the podcasts because there

is nothing on the internet or nothing in counseling that, or nothing

in any school that prepares YOU to ask the QUESTION:

What does LIFE expect from YOU?

It is the biggest question in YOUR life.

It is the biggest question in anyone’s life.

Because

It makes you think differently.

It makes you acknowledge your uniqueness

It makes you start writing down YOUR skills, talents, intellectual

abilities, likes, dislikes, habits and all your characteristics

YOU have this time and space to do what is:

Life’s expectations of YOU.

YOU only have this time and space –

SO age Healthy and Happy and

Acknowledge and learn about WHOLE SELF so YOU can know

What LIFE expects from YOU

If you do not know YOU and all the wonderful and beautiful

characteristics of who you are; you will never get the complete

picture of:

What Life expects of YOU

Be Brave

Be courageous

It takes courage

Start today learning about SELF so you will know what

LIFE EXPECTS FROM YOU

 

You will never get YOUR expectations from SELF or anyone of

your family or friends.  It will only cause stress, disease, and any

of the other issues you may have throughout your life if you do

not ask right question

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The Mind is a terrible thing to waste as the commercial for the

United Negro College Fund used to say on the radio or TV.  It

always struck me as being one of the infinite truths of the world

and I have always thought it true to see a mind wasted on being

controlled for one’s life, for being addicted for one’s life, for being

in a small box for one’s life.  These are the things that make me

feel really sad for someone what “cannot see the forest for the

Trees” mentality.

Like Dr. Frankl says in his wonderful book, “Man’s Search for

Meaning” it does not matter what we expected out of life but

what life expected out of us”.  Each of us, who are reading this

has expectations from others, our job, our family, our partners or

spouse.  But what does life expect out of YOU and myself?

 

I love questions to myself-they have made me think over these

many years what DOES life expect out of me?

 

Because I have always believed in the Power of Positive Thinking

I have opened myself up to things that my mind can create and

ways of thinking differently than how I was raised, or how family

friends thought but when something entered my mind it was me

Higher Power putting it there after prayer and meditation and I

needed to follow-through because that was what life expected

me to do.  That is my mind-set, and that is my belief systems that

has grown over many decades of open-thought theory.  Do YOU

have the “Open-Thought Theory”?

 

What do YOU want YOUR life to look like when you are 80?

Will it be meaningful to look back on YOUR life and say “I did do

what life expected me to do”.  Or will you look back to say “I did

what was expected out of me”.

Tear down those walls Mr. Gorbachev– Ronald Reagan’s saying

To the head of Russia – what a wonderful saying.  Tear down

those “old” walls that we have built up over the decades of our

lives.  Whether they are physical or mental – it is clarification that

we all have lived within the walls that come with each of us.

Those walls come from family and friends – intentional or

Unintentional – they are there and it is up to YOU to expand those

walls or tear them down.  Learning and listening are what is going

to open up those walls.  Even the learning institutes YOU have

attended have put walls up for you.   Listen to Professor

Darrell Hamamoto – Professor of Asian Studies at University

Of California-San Diego.  He has studied and taught at these

learning institutes for decades.

 

Only by reading and listening to others can we expand those

walls.

Or tear them down.

The mind should be open to thoughts and free to beliefs.  But

It has to be for the betterment of SELF and others not to bring

Anyone negative thoughts or bring anyone down.  Always UP,

always positive and always open-thought theory.

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high protein, low carb dietWhen you go to buy foods that are marked “organic” you need to

do your research on what the FDA qualifies as “organic”?

Revised rules went into effect on Oct. 21, 2002 and the

Latest USDA definition states:

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of

renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to

enhance environmental quality for future generations.  Organic

meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that

are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.  Organic food is

produced without using most conventional pesticides; petroleum-

based fertilizers or sewage sludge-based fertilizer;

bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.  Before a product can be

labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certified inspect the

farms where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is

following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic

standards.  Companies that handle or process organic food

before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be

certified, too.

BUT, you need to think about the following when you are

shopping in your neighborhood grocery store:

  1. The air and weather has been loaded down with metals

and toxins for years now.

  1. The soil has been depleted of nutrients for years now.
  1. The seeds that are used for growing YOUR food have

all been genially engineered, and for fast growing at that.

 

So I buy the best quality fresh vegetables I can afford, I buy

vegetables that I have to peel-carrots, beets, cucumbers, and

others that I can peel or have a thick skin,

The most nutrients I put in my body every week is the juice

I make:  chard with turmeric, olive oil and black pepper or

carrot juice with fresh ginger root.  You can freeze individual

portions and use within 1 week.

 

Although it is difficult to say I do this 100% of the time-but I try

hard not to buy anything in a:  bag, box, or canned food.

I do buy tuna fish at Whole Foods, plus I buy Whole Foods

365 brand.

 

EAT LESS, BUY BEST QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD

 

You are going to have to supplement because of the conditions

that the food is grown and processed anymore.  50 to 100 or

more years ago the environment and soils were organic but

that is not the case anymore.

 

Read, do YOUR research so You understand the process of

the food you and YOUR family eat anymore.

The grains and how they affect your digestive system and YOUR

body.

The sky’s are being sprayed and that is having a terrible effect

on YOUR body and the food you put in it.  Toxins and heavy

metals that do damage to your body.  BEWARE – BEWARE

Over time all these negative items going into your body

will make your body diseased and sick.  Not only will YOUR

body become sick but YOU will die sick and I know that is

not what you want for you, your children or your family and

friends.

 

We want to die of old age and happy and healthy.  Not hooked

up to any machine where our family and friends stand around

waiting for me to die.

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YOUR mind has walls that have been built up since you were

In womb and the nutrients, thoughts from your parents and your

environment.  Be open and mindful of what goes into YOUR

mind.  Put the powerful, encouraging and empowering thoughts

and words into YOU.  YOUR life will change for the better.

 

Thank the universe, God, the life you have been given, and

be thankful for the days you are here.

 

Think SELF first because the more you are mindful of SELF

the more you can do for family and friends.

 

Think big, think grand for SELF and be thankful and grateful.

Do not live with rose-colored glasses on so think for yourself

on subjects important to YOU.  There are always a PRO and

CON thought on every subject – take the subject important to

you and do the research on that subject so you are clear in

YOUR mind.

 

When my sister had been given 2 weeks to live she and I were

talking and she said she wished she would have done more

with her life because she knew she could have.  I told her “I

knew she could have also”.  The reason she did not do more

with her life is because:

She would have had to ponder about SELF

She would have had to learn about SELF

She would want to expand SELF

She would have had to step out of SELF

She would have had to work on SELF

She would have had to encourage SELF

She would have to empower SELF

She would have to learn new things for SELF

She would have had to read non-fiction for SELF

 

Because I knew my sister well – those are the things I

observed from childhood.

For myself, I work on all those items all the time.

Life is difficult, Life is not easy, Life can be wonderful,

Life is not stressful when SELF is in control of SELF

 

The following are some recommendations that may help SELF

  1. Turn off the TV
  2. Join a new group for different thoughts
  3. Never complain or whine
  4. Smile going into the store
  5. Do not talk about others
  6. Listen to YOUR inner self
  7. Take a new class at Kahn Academy-FREE
  8. Do not be jealous, be thankful for other’s success

I do not even like to blog about negatives – it puts too much

negative energy into the universe when we want it all to

be positive energy

 

If you have had trauma or tragedies – which most of us have

had those in some part of our lifetime.  The best way to help in

those times-those times may last years – but lithium orates will

help with that, good nutrition, and exercise also will help, along

with meditating and prayer.  Work every day working out of

the mind set from traumas and tragedies.  It is not easy and it

does not happen in 1 or 2 days.  But there is light at the end of

the tunnel when YOU are consistent with working on SELF.

Forgiveness is one of the best tools in YOUR toolbox.

Forgiveness of SELF and then everyone else.

 

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The inward journey

“The longest journey is the journey inward.”

Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

This quote  is from Dag Hammarskjold (July 29, 1905 — September 18, 1961) who served as the second Secretary General United Nations, and the only UN Secretary-General to die that office.
Reading something profound like the above moves me to empower SELF, seeks to improve SELF, and appreciate SELF.

What does it do for YOU?

Reading books, non-fiction, biographies, auto-biographies will empower SELF.
When I read about a specific topic, I try to read at least five other authors’ view on the same  subject to get their theories or thoughts.  Never read just one author’s opinion on topic-because YOUR MIND will get stuck in their theory or thought.
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