Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Brave and Bruised Heart of Forgiveness

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By Nina Bingham



Gandhi said, "Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it. Because nobody else will." It's hard to imagine that Gandhi ever felt that his humanitarian efforts were insignificant-yet here he is admitting to it. If Gandhi felt insignificant, then you and I also have a right to. I've always suffered with interminable and acute pangs of inadequacy. I am perplexed by people who don't stop to question the effect they are having on others, or how they are using their precious time. People seem to skate along unperturbed, while I'm vigorously scrutinizing myself, pretty sure I'm not doing enough for humanity. Gandhi also said it's only those who question at the end of their lives whether they have done enough who actually have.

The emotion of empathy keeps me feeling as if I've not given enough. While empathy is a fundamental characteristic of the human personality, I'm keenly aware, as I'm sure you are, that some of us have lots of empathy, while others have far less. Thanks to neurological scans, we now know that some brains are programmed with more empathetic cells than others. On the empathy spectrum, Psychopaths, people with Anti-Social Personality Disorder, and those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder have been shown to have a marked deficit in empathy, which is why they can commit crimes without thinking twice about it. On the other end of the spectrum is the codependent who rushes to put others before themselves, even to their own detriment. There are specialized types of brain cells, or nerve cells, called Mirror Neurons, which specifically allow us to feel compassion and empathy for others. The more Mirror Neurons you have, the more empathetic you are. This is why Autistics typically display low empathy; neurological scans show the Autistic brain suffers from a deficit of Mirror Neurons. The average brain varies in these benevolent neurons; some of us are naturally endowed with the capacity to care, while others have to work harder at developing more of an awareness of others' feelings. The good news is that while compassion varies brain by brain, it can be learned.

Curiously, one way to increase compassion is through meditation, shown to increase empathetic response. The most surprising aspect of this research is that meditation caused people to help another who was suffering-even in the face of a norm not to do so. In fact, meditators who practiced sending loving thoughts to themselves and others reported less depression, more happiness and satisfaction with life, and were in better physical shape, with stronger immune systems. They were also willing to lend a helping hand when others needed it, and less afraid of suffering. Buddhists have a practice called Tonglen (meaning, 'giving and taking'), in which meditators breath in the suffering of another, and send healing on the out-breath. I have practiced Tonglen many times since I discovered this charitable practice, when a loved one was struggling and in need of strength. I sent them alleviation of pain, acceptance, and peace, on the wind of my breath. Whether it worked for them I cannot say; I know I felt immediate relief. Buddhist monks and nuns practice it with regularity, and the Dalai Llama is said to practice Tonglen everyday. When asked if it worked, he responded: "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

When we feel compassion for others' suffering, we are not unlike the Buddhist Bodhisattvas, deities who have taken a vow to return to earth until all sentient beings are enlightened. My favorite Bodhisattva is the nurturing mother of all Bodhisattvas, Quan Yin. She is known as the Goddess of Compassion. She is always depicted carrying a bottle of salve down-turned on humanity, with which to heal their wounds. She stands upon the lotus flower, the only flower that grows in the mud, a symbol of growth despite adversity, and she rests tranquilly on the back of a dragon, a symbol of magic and power.

Perhaps those of us who care deeply, feeling the sorrow of others, are actually blessed. While we experience a double portion of tears and sorrow, we are also the heartbeat of humanity. Perhaps this is why I experience an existential inadequacy; as long as others are still suffering, I can't be contented. Perhaps I have been practicing compassion unknowingly, as I instinctively breath in pain, and breath out compassion. Perhaps I have practiced Tongen all my life without knowing it. If we could see ourselves for the Bodhisattvas we are, Bodhisattvas in becoming, endowed with the power of compassion, we wouldn't doubt our ability to reach out to others in times of loss and sorrow. Instead, we would trust ourselves as the embodiment of strength and compassion, and cease questioning if what we had to give was enough. For with every breath, we would realize that compassion is breathing through us, and could there be anything more extraordinary? http://www.ninabingham.blogspot.com

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Currency Crisis Called Brexit





By Shivaji Ghata

A Black Friday

Call it a black Friday or what you will, the events that unfolded on the 24th of June 2016 would remain an enigma in the minds of the millions who voted and those across the Globe who watched in awe as history was rewritten 43 years after Britain was officially signed in as a part of the Eurozone. Almost immediately after the landmark outcome of the referendum came to light, markets around the globe reacted wildly even as the Pound Sterling suffered its biggest single day fall ever. While investors rushed to find solace in Bonds and Gold, the strength of the Japanese Yen forced investors out of equity markets across the Eurozone and beyond.

The Pandora's Box

Central banks round the world had been at the receiving end of a full-blown Currency War post the Lehman Brother saga when the Federal Reserve was forced to intervene with its one of a kind Quantitative Easing measure that would have far-reaching consequences across the global financial arena. Even as I write this column, the Pound which is trading at 1.3310 has fallen 17% since it made a high of 1.5930 in the year 2015. The fall in the currency has sent shock waves across European and Japanese markets forcing investors to pile up safe heaven assets causing the Yen to strengthen below 100 per dollar.

The Pounding of the Pound

The onus now lies on Policy makers and Centrals Bankers to respond and contain the spillover of the Brexit fallout. Markets around the world are craving for liquidity even as top banks in the United Kingdom face the heat of the falling Pound. While Global Markets reeled under the pressure of liquidity crunch, erratic moves in indices grabbed the attention of central bankers, so much so that Bank Of England's Mark Carney took preemptive measures to announced the availability of 250 billion Pounds to banks across the United Kingdom. Such unforeseen levels of Currency Crisis would result in possible interventions by the likes of BOJ and PBOC in the days ahead.

What Lies Ahead

While high volatility has been a cause of ruin for short-term traders, it would certainly act in favour of those who loathe for Rate Cuts in the coming months. The Federal Reserve has clearly stated its stand on Global Uncertainties and has promised to cooperate with central banks around the world by staying away from further rate hikes in 2016 and possibly in 2017. There is room left for the ECB to make arrangements for further easing to pacify jittery nerves in the face of the ongoing crisis.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How I Discovered It's Possible To Photograph The Far-Past

Expert Author Jane Tripp

By Jane Tripp


It's an amazing experience to be able to see evidence of spirit activity and other anomalies in a photo or on video footage. Admittedly there are lots of fraudulent and hoaxed photographs and videos out there, but there are still many genuine paranormal images to be found.

I'm a transdimensional photographer - a physical photographic medium. Although this is a type of physical mediumship, rather than communicating with spirits and entities from other dimensions through trance or direct voice contact, my unusual gift allows spirits and trans-dimensional beings to communicate via photography instead.

This means that I can produce transdimensional photographs in which many unusual and fascinating anomalies can be found. I have the ability to take photographs that contain, among other things, spirits of people and animals, as well as elemental forms, scenes, UFOs and cloaked craft.

But by far, the most exciting aspect of this psychic function for me lies in my ability to take photos that access scenes from the past, and more rarely, the future. This means I can photograph through time and space.

Seeing the Past?

Being able to view the past is a subject that fascinates me perhaps more than any other. The idea of being able to actually see a genuine photographic image from the past is beyond intriguing.

There have been a surprising number of people in the last hundred years or so who have claimed to have created time cameras. My own belief is that it is perfectly possible and has already been done several times - and will be accomplished again.

However, there is another way to gather visual data from the past. It's not common knowledge that this can be done. In fact, hardly anyone is aware that it is even a remote possibility, let alone that there are photographic examples available to examine.

Trans-Time Photography

Sometimes re-runs of past events become available in the environment and sometimes, they can even be photographed. Video footage of the target area improves this ability dramatically, as the best way to reveal scenes from the past is by taking screen shots off the footage as it is being played back.

The resulting photographs frequently display trans-time imagery - genuine pictures of past events.

Although as a transdimensional photographer I can usually receive trans-time images by photographing video footage of places rich in history and emotional past events, I'm not yet able to discover the exact mechanism through which this ability functions.

Not Spirit Photography

Trans-time images are different from the paranormal images that appear in ordinary spirit photographs, but these phenomena are both found most abundantly where dramatic events involving many people and a range of strong emotions have occurred in the past.

The images can appear as scenes, vignettes and also in what are known as 'globules', tiny little bubble-like formations which can often carry detailed pictures of people, buildings and landscape within them.

Size differences vary widely, and as in all varieties of paranormal photo anomalies, they can appear large enough to cover the entire surface of the photo or be almost microscopically tiny. They can also appear upside down and sideways in an image.

Under certain circumstances the photographic pictures can even display as negative images that have to be cropped and flipped to positive in a photo-editing program in order to be seen clearly. They can also be situated next to a positive image on the same picture.

This phenomenon occurs with other forms of transdimensional photography as well. I've not yet discovered how this polarization happens, but have found it to be a fairly common result.

How the Past May be 'Stored'

I believe from my own experiences, along with studies based on the work of other people, that every event that takes place on Earth, from the most insignificant to the most noteworthy, is permanently stored holographically, saved as light and sound bites, giving us retrievable visual and auditory data, if we can only learn how to comprehend the mechanism by which that data can be released.

But it's also possible that they are stored in a more temporary fashion as well, within the matrices of materials which act as storage units for event-records, perhaps giving two possible ways of future retrieval:

• from the original permanent holographic data-storage system for all records in existence
• from temporary localized storage available around us within natural landscape features, architecture and objects.

The Stone Tape Theory

Stone, wood, water - anything that has form - could theoretically become a temporary storage unit for light and sound records.

Obviously, some materials would store these records more efficiently than others, and all such data would be subject to disintegration with the breaking down of the storage materials over time.

The stone tape theory was put forward in the 1970's as a new explanation for ghosts and residual hauntings. It was theorized that records from the past were absorbed by materials in their surroundings, especially if they were fueled by strong emotions and traumatic events.

The Stone Tape Play

In fact, a BBC television play was broadcast as an atmospheric ghost story during the Christmas season of 1972, called simply 'The Stone Tape'.

This was possibly the first use of the term 'stone tape' in reference to this fascinating phenomena, and it was after the title of the play that the stone tape theory was later named.

The play was written by Nigel Kneale, and for the era it was produced in, it really was fairly good, apart from the rather dramatic over-acting.
In the story, a team of scientists move into a gothic mansion which had been built on top of much earlier foundations and subsequently renovated many times over the centuries.

They are there in order to experiment with the idea of retrieving information from the stones in a room where builders have refused to work because of a haunting involving a woman who died tragically in the location many years before.

Using their scientific equipment they strive to find a way to unlock the data and replay the emotionally-charged events. Finding themselves unable to accomplish this with their instruments alone, they hit upon the idea that a human agency and some play-acting might be necessary to prompt the release of the 'rerun'.

Of course it all ends tragically, but some of the basic ideas in the story align very closely with the mysterious truth of the matter.

Past data can be retrieved, and although this will one day be possible to achieve using specially designed and standardized instruments, it is also possible today, using video footage, photography and human intervention.

A Human Agency

In my own work I have discovered just how important human agency is in revealing such fascinating anomalies.

Without a mechanical means of play-back, trans-time images have to be first photographed by a psychic with physical mediumship abilities, and then the images must be coaxed from the photograph with editing techniques and finally prepared for viewing.

Understanding Storage and Release of Visual and Auditory Data

Specific events can trigger a release of this nature, and active paranormal activity can occur. Phenomena might be auditory, visual, or both. Sounds such as voices or footsteps may be heard. People, animals and objects can be witnessed. Sometimes, an entire scene can be re-played.

This may include seeing events, either silently or with sound, or just hearing them with no visual input. Sometimes the olfactory senses are stimulated and strong scents such as perfume or tobacco can be experienced.

These replays are non-interactive. It's more like experiencing a movie than a real event. A residual haunting of this nature does not have a present reality. The actions that precipitated the storage of the records are over, and the people who were once involved are usually no longer present as spirits.

Electro-Magnetism?

It's considered that the method of storage could be electro-magnetic, and I also think that this may be the case, at least in part. It makes sense, but nothing is yet known with any certainty and there is probably far more involved.

Some researcher's with greater scientific understanding than myself think that this is not the case, and it remains to be seen. Perhaps they are stored in standing scalar wave form, waiting to be potentiated by whatever impulse might trigger the paranormal activity.

Disturbing Construction Sites

This provides one explanation for the well-known phenomenon of supernatural disturbance that can occur when a building or other structure is altered or remodeled, leading to a spate of 'ghostly' activity involving sightings and auditory phenomena.

This may be perceived as a haunting, when in fact it is more likely to be caused by the release of past records from original materials as they are disturbed during construction, and associated phenomena will usually not continue for very long.

More than one construction crew has quit in the face of unexplained paranormal antics that have scared and unsettled workers as they went about their business. There is plenty of research available for those who would like to explore the subject further, and some cases are well documented.

Eerie phenomena have occurred in which inexplicable and seemingly impossible events have taken place, such as elevators that continued to go up and down even when their power source was disconnected.

This type of activity does not correlate to our present understanding of physics and is often enough to scare some people away for good.

Experiencing these replays can be a little bit unnerving, but they can't generally harm anybody. It's also true that although they can be accidentally triggered, nobody has so far formulated any standard procedure for releasing these residual records, let alone recording them as they are released.

Photographing the Past?

But I am stating that scenes from the past can be resurrected and brought to life once more in a specific way. It's possible and it has already been achieved.

Genuine images of people and scenes who lived long ago can actually be made visible again, photographically, as they once appeared, and I have provided incredible evidence that this startling assertion is the truth.

If you view my work with trans-time photography you will see something very, very special - fascinating images of the past that have been extracted from video footage of historical locations.

Photographed directly from the screen as the video footage played, the edited pictures reveal haunting trans-time images, details from an ancient world, in color, embedded in locations such as the original walls of buildings that are centuries old.

How I Discovered the Truth About the Past

When I first taught myself how to edit photographs containing paranormal images I had no idea just how deeply my explorations would take me into the twilight zone.

I had of course seen and examined the evidence in other people's photographs, but only a few pictures of this type were (or are) available, and frankly I already had more of my own anomalous trans-time images than all the accessible work from other people's experiments with cameras put together.

I had still to fully realize the implications of my own discoveries. Although I had always been interested in and recognized the validity of the stone tape theory, I hadn't experimented seriously with trans-time photography myself.

I had taken photographs which displayed trans-time imagery before, but this was a spontaneous phenomenon over which I had no control.

What I hadn't done was to experiment exclusively with trans-time photography, with the sole purpose being the extraction of trans-time images from the past, targeting specific surroundings that had historically witnessed a lot of emotional past activity.

I went on to experiment, garnering spectacular results that surpassed any of my original hopes.

How I Photograph Images From the Far Past

Such images can be extracted from many materials, including wood, but the one which seem to store residual records most efficiently seem to be stone.

My discoveries so far indicate that walls are the most reliable target from which to extract past records visually. Very old stone buildings and walls with old plaster still adhering have so far proved to be the perfect media for storage and subsequent retrieval of trans-time images.

Other people have experimented with the retrieval of sound, but as far as the author is aware, nobody else has managed to extract identifiable, color images of the past with any success.

The process of re-photographing video footage taken at target sites provides the scenes from the past.

The Psychic Factor

At present there is no known system which will reliably extract images of the past from video footage in a mechanical way. I'm certain that this will be possible in the not too far distant future, but for now the only way I know in which to accomplish this is through the intervention of a psychic photographic medium such as myself.

As a psychic and a physical medium, I don't enter into trance or channel information for people. I do produce ectoplasm.

My gift manifests most strongly when I take photographs. In the old-fashioned language of spiritualism, the veil parts for me, and I'm able to photograph interdimensionally.

Many of these photos contain real-time interactions with human spirits and other trans-dimensional entities. But they are perhaps even more special when they contain these amazing trans-time images - genuine photographic pictures of the past.

Extraction of Imagery

Once the images have been preserved on a photo the next task is to extract the visual data via editing techniques that have been designed to excavate through layers of imagery, isolating the clearest scenes and figures and revealing the details, sometimes minutely.

This editing method allows even very tiny details, such as the iris and pupil of a person's eye or a detail of jewelry they are wearing, to sometimes be revealed.

The images are preserved in color, producing a good approximation of the color palette at the time the original parent-image data was stored.

Trans-Time Photography & The Living Dead of Pompeii

In AD 79 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted so violently that it covered several nearby towns, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, in many feet of ash and debris.

The devastation was so complete that for 1500 years it was forgotten by everybody that these cities had ever even existed.

Only when they were re-discovered and excavations began was it realized what an utterly devastating fate had befallen the entire area.

Many fascinating discoveries were later made, and the world could at last see some of the excavated and perfectly preserved ruins and even some of the eerily perfect body-casts of victims who perished in the disaster.

Although a lot was learned from these excavations, it only made the longing people have to see the actual past seem like an even more impossible dream - until right now!

Photographs of Pompeii 2,000 Years Ago!

With this in mind I decided to target an area and time period that is well-known in the annals of history for one single devastating event - its utter destruction through a cataclysmic event almost 2,000 years ago.

The ruins of Pompeii turned out to be a perfect selection. The entire city had been completely covered in the debris from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, preserving the town under many feet of ash and cinders.

It lay undiscovered and forgotten for centuries and only fairly recently has a section of the remains been properly excavated. It is from video footage of these archeological remains that my raw material was sourced.

Now, who wouldn't like to see the living past in the form of colored photographic images - trans-time photographic images from the very day that Mount Vesuvius erupted on august 24th in AD 79? That's two thousand years back in time - who wouldn't?

In the trans-time images you won't see murals or casts of human bodies created from the cavities left by entombment in volcanic ash, but instead real photographic scenes from the far-past. National Geographic's got nothing on this!

Made visible once more are:

• Scenes of the area during the eruption, including buildings
• An actual image of Mount Vesuvius erupting
• People fleeing the area and sharing their last moments together
• Smoke and fires
• Indoor scenes - interior rooms
• Outdoor scenes with landscapes
• The people of the time - children, women and men - in period-appropriate attire
• Animals, incense burners, a mirror - even earrings - and very much more

It proved possible to extract - in color - poignant photographic images of people and scenes exactly as things were happening on that terrible day almost 2,000 years ago, from footage of the ruins of Pompeii and the surrounding areas.

If you would like to learn more about Jane Tripp's research and see some genuine photographic examples of trans-time photography you may do so by visiting the author's website at the following URL: http://www.janetripp.com/the-pirates-of-time/

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chinese Zodiac Signs and Their Meanings - What Chinese Horoscope 2016 Holds For You




By Abhishek Lodha

The Chinese horoscope is determined by the lunar year that an individual is born in. According to the Chinese culture, the animal that rules one's birth year has an immense influence on the personality of the person and his destiny. What differentiates it from the western astrology is that it does not look into the heavenly constellation or planets to predict the destiny of an individual. Chinese horoscope is the science of the five elements or the wuxing - earth, fire, water, metal and wood, Yin and Yang and also the cycles of time.

There are 12 Chinese Horoscope signs and each of them has their own unique meaning. The Chinese Zodiac is a cycle of 12 Chinese years that are placed under the signs of the 12 animals - Rat, Buffalo or Ox, Tiger, Cat or Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat or Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig or Boar. The Chinese years also evolves in cycles of ten years each where two set of consecutive years is governed by one of the cosmic element - wood, fire, earth, metal and water. It is your year that will determine the Chinese animal sign and also the Chinese cosmic element. Since the Chinese zodiac reoccurs every 12 years, your animal year will come around when you are 12, 24, 36 and so on. According to the legends, your birth year brings bad luck to you that year and the only way to defy it is by wearing something red that is given to you by your elders.

2016 will the year of Red Fire Monkey and will start from February 8th, 2016 and last till January 27th, 2017. There is a number of reliable Chinese Horoscope 2016 available on the internet. While some are just based on speculations, others are done by Chinese astrologers who have been doing it for years and their predictions are mostly true. If you are looking to plan your next year based on your Chinese horoscope 2016, you should look into your horoscope to find out more what your future holds for you. You will be able to find out about your career opportunity, wealth, health, family and relationship and your career as well. If you are planning to marry this year, it is best to find out your compatibility with people of other zodiac signs to predict if your relationship will be successful or not. You can also make certain changes to your life to make sure that some of your predictions do not come true.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Clutter Pitfalls

Holiday Clutter Pitfalls
By Jeff Cohn 

The holidays are full of love, family, giving, and joy. However, for many people the holidays also bring about chaos and stress. After (and even on) Thanksgiving, the holiday gift shopping count down begins. People go into a frenzy, rushing and searching to find the perfect gift for everyone. Then there is the task of decorating as well as holiday parties to plan. With all of this madness, it's no wonder people find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. Trying to cram everything within a month can be a tremendous task to take on, and with the to-do list growing by the minute, a person can easily let their home get out of control with clutter.

Holiday clutter pitfalls:



Decorations. Cold, dreary winters are repelled by the beautiful, sparkling lights and festive decorations blanketing many homes. Though these decorations may bring joy to passersby, as well as home owners, sometimes people own much more than necessary. Each year collections of decorations build up, but old items remain untouched. It is important to discard older, unused decorations as new ones are added to the collection in order to avoid strings of tangled lights, ornaments, and miscellaneous decorations piling up within the home's storage area.


Unwanted gifts. Giving and receiving gifts is a tradition that coincides with the holidays. Though people want to give, and receive, the perfect gift, this is not always the case. Many ugly sweaters, duplicate blankets, redundant home d�cor, and other various unsolicited gifts are accepted with a begrudging, fake smiles and faux words of gratitude but later thrown to the side in basements, attics, and anywhere out of sight and out of mind. Instead of leaving these items to pile up year after year, collecting dust these items can be donated to people who will appreciate them.


Holiday cards. Holiday cards are a wonderful way to send appreciation and good-will to friends and family, but they are also a great contributor to paper clutter. Nowadays, e-cards help limit this clutter. Any holiday cards received can also be used as decorations and then disposed of after the holiday season is over in order to minimize unnecessary clutter.


Baking and Food. Food is a large component of the holiday season. With many festive gatherings and even small gifts, cookies, candies, and other delicacies fill bellies and homes. For the bakers, chefs, and even recipients, cookie trays and Tupperware are gradually collected. Even leftovers can build up, taking valuable refrigerator space and possibly being pushed to the back to expire and remain unnoticed. Parting with duplicate cooking ware and untouched food is important in order to maintain cleanliness. For those who love being in the kitchen, refilling those trays with fresh baked items to pass along to someone is a wonderful way to remove clutter while bringing joy to others.


Visitors. Spending time with family and friends can be a fun time. When these individuals are staying over for a period of time, there may be some other dilemmas. If house guests aren't the cleanliest, the mess can add up. In households hosting gatherings, friends and family can make a mess during the festivities. Improperly disposed trash, as well as general mess, can accumulate. Setting boundaries and general house rules with visitors can help to limit disorder.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

This Year Thanksgiving 2015




This year Thanksgiving 2015 let us look back one hundred fifty two years to the first proclamation of Thanksgiving by President Abraham Lincoln and offer our sincere Thank You.


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863


By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.


Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Autumn Leaves - Color Therapy for the Lower Chakras



Expert Author Sandy Freschi



Autumn is  time for getting grounded, and the changing colors of the leaves activate the chakras which help us to do just that. Since color is an outward expression of the vibrational frequencies which make up all things, color therapists use various colors to activate the frequencies which help heal a person's body or inspire a sense of well being and action. The person receiving the color therapy is exposed to certain colors or is asked to surround themselves with the colors (vibrational frequencies) they need. Often these correspond to the chakra system, and the colors being used activate and strengthen the energy of the chakras which fortify the body mind and spirit in specific ways. Isn't it great that the "Master Color Therapist" has built this right into the changing of the seasons, so we would have what we need in nature to nourish our systems and work in harmony with the natural world.

The lower three chakras provide us with the life-force energy to function effectively in the physical world, and autumn is the season when we naturally turn our attention to the practical matters of the physical world, to the reaping of what we have sown and preparing to go inward for the winter months. This corresponds to the yellow of the solar plexus chakra, the orange of the sacral chakra and the red of the root chakra. Here's how:

The solar plexus chakra, whose vibrational frequency is interpreted as the color yellow, provides us with the energy to feel good about what we do and act from a place of internal power. This is the time of year when we begin to reflect on the fruits of our efforts; when we take stock of he goals we are accomplishing and feel good, or make adjustments so that we can feel good about them. That's why many people go back to school at this time or take other actions to insure that they move toward their intended desires.

The sacral chakra, which is associated with the vibration of orange, is the energy center of creation and manifestation. Anatomically it is located in the same region as where babies are created and gestated. This energy also fuels our other creations in life. Without it we wouldn't be able to bring our dreams and desires into fruition. When related to the season of autumn, the second chakra is the harvest chakra. It's vitality allows us to materialize our desires in front of our eyes, much like when the seeds which were sown in spring materialize into fruits and vegetables in the fall.

The root chakra, which vibrates at the frequency of the color red, is our power center for getting "stuff" done. Its energy is primal, related to survival and the rules which governed us eons ago when our primary focus was finding shelter and getting the next meal. Nowadays most of us take our basic needs for granted, but the fear which used to keep us safe when we were more primitive, becomes an impediment to working with the root chakra energy in the modern world. When fear takes over it often takes the form of procrastination and immobilization. When you ignore or deny it, the symptoms get worse, and the root chakra becomes more and more sluggish and unable to support our ability to function in practical ways. In the recent Self-Healing Circle we focused on this, and received valuable tools to work with fear and mobilize the root chakra energy.

When a person is described as being "ungrounded", they are often seen as being unable to focus and be productive. This is due to the inability to access the qualities of life-force energy which are available through the lower three chakras. Autumn is a time to regain that grounding by walking in nature and absorbing the yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves on the trees. If you are feeling ungrounded, go outside before the last leaf falls and revitalize yourself with the color therapy nature has provided.

I am a coach, ordained minister and intuitive healer with over 20 years experience in the healing and helping professions. Contact me for a complimentary coaching session to explore your goals and move forward on your dreams. http://www.coachingwithsandy.com




Thursday, August 27, 2015

Is It Possible For a Ghost to Hurt You?


Expert Author Angela TempestBy Angela Tempest 



The idea of seeing a ghost appeals to many people and this urge to have a close encounter with the supernatural is why ghost tours and paranormal investigations are so popular. But the idea that a ghost could cause actual harm to someone, to hurt them, is something that most people don't consider when attending one of these events. The truth is that for the vast majority of time, a ghost can't hurt you - but there are always exceptions to the rule.

Ghost basics

Paranormal experts have categorised most ghosts as falling into two categories based on their behaviour. The most common form of ghost is what is called a residual haunting and is a little like a paranormal video recording that is on a playback loop - the ghost appears, goes through a routine then vanishes. This can be anything such as appearing at the top of the stairs, walking down the stairs then vanishing through a wall where a door once was or even something as simple as appearing at a window, staring out heartbroken for a moment then vanishing. There are lots of ideas how these ghosts come to be but one that has gained much credibility is that the buildings themselves are recording these ghosts and playing them back, acting like a tape recorder. There are no accounts of this type of ghost hurting anyone or even interacting with them in any way.

The second most common type of ghost is a visitation. This can be from a loved one who has died and are saying goodbye, or can't leave this reality. This can also be the types of ghost that appear at will and interact with their environment - these ghosts seem to think, in some way, and be aware of the living in the way a residual haunting isn't. While there is little evidence of this type of ghost hurting anyone, they can inadvertently cause hurt through their appearance or actions. There are the odd report of this type of ghost being able to have a small influence on the material world, with changes in temperature in a small area, scratches on people's bodies and such but nothing serious or life threatening.

Poltergeist

The exception to this rule is the unknown entity we know as a poltergeist. Many people have written on the subject and we are no further forward in the understanding of these so called 'noisy spirits' but if there is a ghost or supernatural creature that can hurt you, this is it. Luckily, the chance of encountering a poltergeist is extremely small and it is for this reason that they tend to make such headlines - their antics are spectacular, often hurting people and breaking items around the house and are often well documented. Unfortunately they are also the easiest to fake because the results of the spirit are seen, not the spirit itself.

The behaviour factor

The single most common way that a ghost can hurt you is from your own reactions. You become scared, turn and run then fall over something or you rush blindly away from the ghost and take a tumble. The worst-case scenario is that people can be literally frightened to death but this isn't the ghost's fault but comes from our reactions to what we see. People who don't believe in 'that nonsense' are perhaps more at risk from this than anyone because being presented with the reality that you firmly don't believe in can be even scarier than for those who think it is possible.

Conclusion

So the answer is yes a ghost can hurt you - if you allow it to but in the vast majority of cases, you will come off no worse from a ghostly encounter than you would from watching a scary movie. You may get a real fright and trip over your feet but the worst thing liable to happen when you encounter a ghost is that you end up screaming like a kid and running away!

For more information on types of ghosts and hauntings as well as much more please see my blog at http://angelatempestwriter.com/

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Supernatural Reality:What Did Swedenborg Say About It?


Expert Author Stephen Russell-Lacy

By Stephen Russell-Lacy 

The word 'supernatural' implies miracles can happen and supernatural beings can intervene to break the laws of nature. Supernatural belief goes back centuries e.g. the worship of Neptune and Apollo by the ancient Greeks. Most scientists regard it delusional to think that the rules of nature can be violated by supernatural beings.

And so we tend not to believe in ghosts, and demons, which have not been proven to exist. And we are sceptical of psychics who claim secret knowledge unknown to science or of magicians who say they use occult powers.

Also these days we rightly dismiss a traditional image of God, as a supernatural figure - an old man sitting in the clouds determining everything in the universe and condemning wrongdoers to the torments of hell.

Question about the supernatural

So is there no supernatural reality behind how things appear? Are there no higher forces within the cosmos that science cannot observe? Was Shakespeare's Hamlet wrong to say "there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy'?

The paranormal and the supernatural

In the classic bestseller 'Supernature', biologist Lyall Watson astonished his readers by describing the paranormal wonders of nature. Take what he says about smell. He describes the ability of salmons to return across thousands of miles of ocean to the same rivers and streams in which they hatched. The gift of eels in recognising a thimbleful of rose scent diluted in a lake covering fourteen thousand square miles. And the talent of male moths in detecting the presence of a female of their species as much as thirty miles away.

He wrote:

"Supernature could become something really supernatural"

Transcendence and the supernatural

You may be unsure about any supernatural reality but be interested in a transcendent dimension to life. Perhaps you recognise there is a deeper aspect of experience involving higher values and principles, such as those to do with feeling humane compassion, having integrity of conduct, and finding meaning and purpose to life. There is a common idea growing that transcendence is possible without its traditional supernatural trappings.

Alternative views of reality

So what is an up-to-date view of reality and the supernatural?

It used to be thought that there are only four possible answers to the question about what is real.


Only conscious ideas are real and material things are illusory (Idealism).

Only material things are real and conscious ideas are merely a by-product having no independent reality (Materialism)

Both conscious ideas and material things are equally real but they exist in different realms of reality which do not influence each other. (Dualism)

There is no difference between conscious ideas and material things as they are equally part of the same one reality. (Monism)


Swedenborg's holistic view of reality

Spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg's position is a kind of holism. It has been seen as saying that all four of the above answers are correct except in what they deny about reality. Conscious ideas are real and enduring as the idealists said. For Swedenborg they are part of the reality he called the 'spiritual world' which includes thoughts, feelings, motives and values.

Material things are also real as the materialists said. He refers to them as the 'natural world'.

So for him both conscious ideas and material things are real, as the dualists thought, but instead he said they are not disconnected. Every material thing corresponds to some aspect of the realm of conscious mind: the source of both consciousness and material things being a transcendent reality of love and wisdom. For example when I consciously feel affection this is likely to show automatically in my facial expression.

New concept of the supernatural

I would like to suggest that just because there are psychic and spiritual phenomena not easily measurable by science, it does not mean that such things defy the laws of nature: in other words that transcendence is made possible by a new rather than outmoded concept of what is supernatural.

In rejecting an obsolete supernatural idea of God, is there not a danger of turning one's back on the possibility of a divine force for good in the universe? This would be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Forgetting about a mysterious power that can create a better level of heart and mind present within your soul, and that acts as a divine source of humane love and wisdom in which spiritually-minded people can put their trust?

New concept of a supernatural divine being

Swedenborg challenged the old notion of a God who controls everything in our world. Instead his idea of God is one who gives power to people to choose for themselves how they live their lives rather than interfering to get his own way. This is like a loving parent who allows the growing children to make mistakes in order to learn the lessons of life. His idea of God is therefore one who allows us inner freedom over what we intend even if this means us at times creating our own unhappiness. We can do this it seems by rebelling against our inner conscience and falling into the disorderly ways of our times.

At the same time Swedenborg maintains that the Divine Being provides everyone with countless good impulses and opportunities and this can help compensate for their foolhardiness. This is a God of compassion who wants every one to be deeply happy but who knows this is not possible when people allow themselves to be infected by selfish desire. According to this view, it is not a supernatural being but rather each person living a life of crime and corruption who is responsible for adding to the social evils of our day.

"God exists in all time independently of time and in all space independently of space... Nature and its time and space had to have a beginning; God, who exists apart from time and space, did not. " (Emanuel Swedenborg, spiritual philosopher)

As a clinical psychologist, Stephen Russell-Lacy has specialised in cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, working for many years with adults suffering distress and disturbance.

He edits [http://spiritualquestions.org.uk/category/meaning-of-life/]Spiritual Questions a free eZine that explores links between spiritual philosophy and the comments and questions of spiritual seekers. You can share your views and find out more about making sense of life.

His eBook [http://spiritualquestions.org.uk/2012/10/heart-head-hands-ebook/]Heart, Head and Hands draws links between the psycho-spiritual teachings of the eighteenth century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg and current ideas in therapy and psychology.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Stellar Clump Long Ago And Far Away

Expert Author Judith E Braffman-Miller
By  Judith E Braffman-Miller 


It is now generally agreed that the Universe was likely born in the hot Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago--and in only the tiniest fraction of a second after its birth, quantum fluctuations were blown up to macroscopic scales as the result of a short burst of exponential growth called inflation. Inflation was responsible for the remarkable degree of homogeneity observed in the early Universe, as well as for the small amount of structure present at that very ancient time. In astronomy, long ago is the same as far away. The more distant a shining celestial object is in Space, the more ancient it is in Time. When the Universe was a mere baby at only 3 billion years of age, the galactic structures that then existed possessed very different properties than those they show today. In May 2015, a team of astronomers announced their remarkable discovery of a newborn massive star-forming clump in the disk of an ancient galaxy long ago and far, far away!

The giant star-forming clump is less than 10 million years old, and it is the very first time that such a neonatal star-forming region has been observed. This important discovery sheds new light on how stars were born within distant, ancient galaxies, and the physical properties displayed by this primordial object show that very young clumps in such galaxies survive as a result of stellar winds and supernova feedback. The clumps can "live" for a few hundred million years, and this weakens the predictions of several theoretical models. The stellar clumps' long "lifetimes" could facilitate their migration toward the inner domain of their host galaxies, thus contributing to the total mass of the galactic bulge and the growth of its central black hole. The results are published in the May 7, 2015 issue of the journal Nature, under the title An extremely young massive clump forming by gravitational collapse in a primordial galaxy.

The galaxies that inhabited the ancient Universe had more irregular shapes than modern galaxies, and their disks were considerably more gas-rich. Astronomers realize that ancient galaxies gave birth to fiery, brilliant baby stars far more rapidly than their modern counterparts, and that stellar birth occurred within enormous, considerably more massive, and luminous star-forming regions than those commonly seen in local galaxies today. However, the way that these enormous stellar clumps formed is not well understood, and their mysterious evolution throughout the long and complicated history of the Universe is still a subject of hot debate. In order to shed light on these important issues, a team of French astronomers carried out their own observations using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in its imaging and spectroscopic mode, and the Subaru telescope (in spectroscopic mode) installed in Hawaii. The apparent faintness of the very distant, ancient galaxies demands the use of extremely powerful observing facilities. The astronomers discovered the signature of the giant clump composed of a population of brilliantly luminous baby stars, and caught them while they were still in the process of stellar birth, within a remote galaxy located at a distance of 11 billion light years from Earth.

As part of this observing campaign, carried out with HST and the Subaru Telescope, researchers from the Service d'Astrophysique-Laboratoire AIM of the Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), led by Dr. Anita Zanella, discovered the first cry of this massive star-birthing clump.

The clump is less than 10 million years old, and has not yet evolved sufficiently for its constituent stars to be directly observed. Therefore, its detection came as the happy result of the radiation emitted from the gas being ionized by these brilliant baby stars. This enormous star-forming clump has a gas mass that is approximately equal to one billion times that of our Star, the Sun. Giving birth to its fiery baby stars at a rate of 30 solar-masses per year, it contributes as much as half of the total star formation of its host galaxy. In addition, its growth rate in mass and its efficiency in converting molecular gas into new baby stars are 10 times greater than the typical values observed at this particular epoch of the Universe's history. This observation confirms the presence of a gigantic burst of star-formation in this region.

Long Ago And Far. Far Away!

Most scientists think that the Universe started out as an unimaginably tiny Patch, that was even smaller than a proton, and then--in the tiniest fraction of a second--expanded exponentially to achieve macroscopic size. As small as that unbelievably tiny Patch was, it was so extremely hot and dense that literally everything that we are and all that we ever will know, emerged from it. Something, scientists have not as yet determined what, made that exquisitely tiny Patch experience runaway inflation.

Although proof of the period of inflation has not yet been detected, recent observations and measurements suggest that it is the most probable explanation (currently being considered) that could have caused our Universe to evolve in the way that it apparently has. In the smallest fraction of a second, inflation is believed to have blown up like a magnificent balloon or bubble every region of our Patch of space by a factor of at least 10 to the 27th power. Before inflation caused our Patch to experience this runaway expansion, the region of the Universe that we can observe today--the visible or observable Universe--was a featureless, smooth little tidbit much tinier than an elementary particle. At this time, our Universe was a stew--more precisely a plasma--of elementary particles. Fast-moving photons (particles of light) slowly but surely lost energy and slowed down (cooled off) as the Universe continued to expand. The energy showered into this expansion. In the almost 14 billion years after inflation, our Universe has expanded by another factor of 10 to the 27th power.

Following on the heels of this early period of exponential expansion was a more gradual, normal evolution during which the Universe continued to expand and cool off. During this cooling phase, the very first protons and neutrons (atomic nuclei) condensed out of the strange stew, and then the lightest of all atomic elements hydrogen, helium, and beryllium froze out. When the Universe was at last 400,000 years old, it had cooled off to the point that the ambient photons in the Universe were no longer sufficiently energetic to keep the hydrogen ionized. This caused one of the first great phase transitions in the state of elemental hydrogen during our Universe's history. Hydrogen, which up to this point existed in the fully ionized form as free protons, recombined with the available electrons to create neutral hydrogen. Simultaneously, the ambient radiation--now at too low energy to ionize hydrogen--was able to dance freely away to wander through the ancient Universe. This tattle-tale background radiation was with us at the beginning, and is with us still. It is much, much colder now, but it provides us with one of the first and strongest pieces of evidence for the existence of the hot Big Bang. This era has earned the title of recombination. Ionization refers to the process by which an atom or molecule acquires a positive or negative charge by gaining or losing electrons to form ions. Ionization usually goes along with other chemical changes.

The mysterious birth of stars and galaxies brought about several important alterations in the rapidly evolving ancient Universe. For one thing, the most ancient generation of stars gave the Universe its very first source of elements heavier than beryillium. Even though conditions in the Universe's earliest era were not suitable for the production of the heavier elements--all elements heavier than helium are metals in the terminology astronomers use--such elements could readily be manufactured in the nuclear-fusing cores of massive stars that progressively fused heavier and heavier atomic elements out of lighter ones--and then later blasted this freshly manufactured batch of heavier elements out into space when they exploded as supernovae. The second important alteration caused by the first generation of stars was the introduction of high-energy photons into the Universe. The last time that the Universe had contained such high-energy photons was during the first 400,000 years of its existence, when it was still searing-hot and hydrogen still existed in an ionized state.

These extremely high-energy photons began what is thought to have been a lengthy process whereby hydrogen in the Universe was reionized. This period of reionization likely started several hundred million years after the Big Bang and concluded about 600 million years later. Scientists are very interested in gaining an understanding of the properties of the first galaxies because they probably played a starring role in this profound drama.

The first generation of small galaxies was probably already in existence 400 million years after the Big Bang. Following this initial phase of galactic birth, galaxies then experienced an extended phase of merging and coalescing with other galaxies--whereby they grew from several thousand solar-masses to billions of solar-masses. This buildup process continued until the Universe was approximately two billion years old. Then, as the result of some still undetermined feedback process--commonly speculated to be active galactic nucleus (AGN) feedback--it is thought that this buildup at last stopped, and gas accretion and star formation within the most massive galaxies halted--and galaxies went on to experience a very different form of evolution. This type of galactic evolution continues on to the present day.

What is really out there? What is it made of? Without this knowledge, it is not possible to arrive at any real conclusions about how the Universe evolved.

A Stellar Clump Long Ago And Far, Far Away

In order to supplement the interpretion of their unprecedented results, Dr. Zanella and her team also developed a set of hydrodynamical simulations at very high resolution using the supercomputer of the Tres Grand Centre de Calcul of CEA and the Grand equipement national de calculis purpose (GENCI). GENCI's purpose is to implement and ensure the coordination of the major equipment of the French high-performance computing centers by providing funding and by assuming ownership.

Dr. Zanella and her team's simulations reveal that gas-rich galaxies, gravitational instabilities, and turbulence within the interstellar medium caused the gas to fragment and collapse. This resulted in the birth of a myriad of sparkling, fiery baby stars, concentrated in regions whose size could have extended as much as several hundred light-years. Secreted within these stellar clumps, the rapid star-birthing process experienced a dramatic increase during the very first few million years. The star-birthing efficiency in these regions was also larger than the typical value measured at galactic scales. After approximately 15 million years, the feedback and ferocious stellar winds rushing out from the baby massive stars and the explosion of the first supernovae blasts became powerful enough to counterbalance the gravitational collapse of the gas. Therefore, star-birth gradually declined, while still maintaining an efficiency higher than that characterizing the other disk regions.

This discovery of a very young star-birthing clump in a distant, ancient galaxy has important implications for the understanding of galactic formation on cosmological scales. The massive, baby clump discovered by the astronomers of CEA reveals rare physical attributes, only observable during the approximately 15 million years after the gravitational collapse of the gas and the formation of such concentrations of fiery, new stars. Among the 60 galaxies observed as part of this study, it is the only object displaying such characteristics. Giant clumps seen in the other distant, ancient galaxies correspond with much more evolved stellar regions. Therefore, the rarity of the phenomenon observed in this study suggests that the "lifetime" of such clumps in the distant Universe could extend to at least 500 million years. This newly derived constraint excludes certain theoretical scenarios that predict the rapid disruption of the giant star-birthing clumps due to their rapid destruction by the feedback and action of the rushing winds originating from newborn stars, and it strengthens the idea that these enormous clumps can survive long enough to evolve within the galactic disk where they were born. They then could travel inward to the core of the galaxy, and play a starring role in the growth of both its bulge and its central supermassive black hole.

In order for scientists to properly describe the role that these giant clumps play in galactic evolution, an even more precise determination of their physical properties must be made--such as their dynamical mass and size. Increasing the statistical sample of such young star-birthing regions will also be an important part of the upcoming work led by this research group. In particular, such studies will require the use of observing facilities like the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) network of radio telescopes installed in northern Chile, as well as the James Webb Space Telesope (JWST) whose launch is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Judith E. Braffman-Miller is a writer and astronomer whose articles have been published since 1981 in various magazines, newspapers, and journals. Although she has written on a variety of topics, she particularly loves writing about astronomy because it gives her the opportunity to communicate to others the many wonders of her field. Her first book, "Wisps, Ashes, and Smoke," will be published soon.

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