31 July 2009

Falling in love again: A poem about opening yourself up to love




Falling in love again: A poem about opening yourself up to love

by alekhouse @ HubPages

From Denny:

Since yesterday was my birthday I thought I'd mellow out on the early AM posting today... :)

Here's the comment I left on her page - What a beautiful piece, loved it! And such good encouragement to others to dare, one more time, in spite of feeling burned out emotionally, to love once again, discovering they can now rest in the loving. Thank you for the word treat! Blogging this on over to my poetry blog for everyone else to enjoy too! Thank you for writing it.

Writing, Arts, culture, Literature, Love, Relationships, Society and Culture

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Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 7

From Denny: Continuing in the lecture series...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."




Kabbalah, miracles, self-healing, healing, Ana Bekoach prayer, Dr. Mitchel Gibson

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30 July 2009

Joke: Cat Goes to Heaven

TOKYO - JANUARY 20:  A cat plays at Nekorobi c...Tokoyo Cat Cafe where for $10 customers can play with their favorite cat - Image by Getty Images via Daylife



From Denny: Found this over at Jokes.net, enjoy!

Cat Goes to Heaven

One day a cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven. There he meets the Lord Himself. The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life and if there is any way I can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable, please let Me know." The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden floor." The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful fluffy pillow appears.

A few days later, six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident and go to heaven. Again, there is the Lord there to great them with the same offer. The mice answer, "All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so we don't have to run anymore?" The Lord says, "Say no more," and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.

About a week later the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him snoozing on the pillow. The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since you got here?"

The cat stretches and yawns and replies, "It is wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those 'Meals On Wheels' you've been sending by are the best!"



Cat, Roller skates, Heaven, Family, Pets, Lord, jokes, Humor

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Video: What is the Force That Causes Mircacles? Part 6

From Denny: Continuing in the lecture series...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."



Kabbalah, miracles, self-healing, healing, Ana Bekoach prayer, Dr. Mitchel Gibson

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29 July 2009

Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 5

From Denny: Continuing in the lecture series...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."



Kabbalah, miracles, self-healing, healing, Ana Bekoach prayer, Dr. Mitchel Gibson

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Awww Pet Video: Dog and Cluck



From Denny: OK, this is too cute. A little puppy and a duckling are inseparable friends. The dog was abandoned on the street and taken in by a man who had just bought a duckling as a pet for his daughter. Watch the dog and duck hanging out and sleeping together. Too cute. Awwww...

BTW, you have to click on the title link to take you there as only a link was available to see this short video. Look for the Dog and Cluck video on the menu area as they don't have a special address for each video just to the video page menu.

Happy Pug Photo by snuzzy @ flickr

28 July 2009

Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 4

From Denny: Continuing in the lecture series...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."






Kabbalah, miracles, self-healing, healing, Ana Bekoach prayer, Dr. Mitchel Gibson

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27 July 2009

Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 3

From Denny: Continuing in the lecture series of videos...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."





Kabbalah, Energy Healing, miracles, self-healing, chakra healing, soul healing, Dr. Mitchel Gibson, healing videos

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26 July 2009

Video: What Made Wedding Video a Web Hit?

From Denny: From reporter Mike Taibbi he explains why this wedding video has taken the world by storm. This is also a good video for people who are still scratching their heads trying to figure out what all the fuss is about on this one video.

Video: Wedding Party Recreates Blissful Boogie for Today Show

From Denny: They are at it again for national TV! One of the ushers is now in a cast since the original wedding video and was still in the dance.

Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 2

From Denny: Continuing in the series of his fascinating lecture...

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."




Kabbalah, Ana Bekoach prayer, miracles, self-healing, energy healing

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25 July 2009

Viral Video: Wedding Entrance Dance

From Denny: Enjoy this fun version of how to do your wedding day! It's gone viral on the web. This will make your day for the happiness quotient!

Video: What is the Force That Causes Miracles? Part 1

From Denny: This is the beginning of many videos from a long lecture about miracles and healing from Dr. Mitchell Gibson. Much of it is what he has experienced as a medical doctor. He also talks about other world and historic cultures and what they can teach us about healing ourselves. You may have to turn up the volume as he is a soft melodic speaker, very calming. Incredibly interesting!

Once you start studying what the Kabbalah has to say about how spiritual principles operate, the stories recounted below will make more sense to you. There are three levels of healing available to us and the healings recounted below are about what comes from the highest level of the superconscious - the soul level. Takes a lot of practice - decades - to achieve this level but it can be done. This is the level of what appears to be spontaneous healing because it happens so quickly.

From the promo text on YouTube:

"Spiritual teachers, mystics, and holy people from all over the world have known for centuries that the Force of the Miraculous likes to accumulate in certain people. No one knows why this happens. When this happens, miracles happen around these people on an astonishingly regular basis.

Sri Matajhi Indira Devi was the wife of the Indian ambassador to England. She was a very wealthy and powerful woman even by American standards. She found however, that strange and mysterious events happened around her with regularity. She saw visions, heard voices, and was carried off into mysterious rapturous experiences for hours at a time. Her family hired the best medical doctors that it could find to help her but her condition only worsened.

One day, she met a Holy Man who explained to her that the Force of the Miraculous had chosen her as a vessel and that she needed to be taught how to use the force to help others. Over time, she left her comfortable life and spent the rest of her life learning to master the power of this force. I met her in August of 1994 in Pune, India.

Among her many miracles, she was able to create a spring of clear drinkable water in the middle of a field that had been previously surveyed as barren. She miraculously healed the bodies of hundreds of natives that had been injured through accident or illness. She produced statues made of solid silver out of thin air.

I was introduced to her through a friend that had been the recipient of one of her miracles. He had been diagnosed with a brain abscess and was given days to live. "Ma", a she is called, healed his lesions in hours with a single touch. History is full of people who have been designated as carriers of the Force of the Miraculous. "Ma" is not the only person that I have personally met who carries this force.

I met a man in Las Vegas who can touch slot machines and ask them to give him money. I have seen him do this, twice. It is how he makes his living. The internet is a wonderful tool. Use it to find people who are reported to have miraculous ability. Doing this has enriched my life immensely.

I have met a man who can talk to the sky and ask for rain anytime he wants it. I have seen him do that. It is a sight to behold. I relay these examples for a reason. In order to make the Force of the Miraculous work for us, it is important for us to educate ourselves as to what it is and how it works in the world."



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24 July 2009

Video: Interview with a Psychiatrist on His Spiritual Growth

From Denny: This is a British radio interview done with Dr. Mitchell Gibson, a trained psychiatrist. What he begins to discuss are the beginnings of his spiritual journey, how he met a Buddhist monk as a child who taught the class meditation, how he later finally used that meditation during the stressful time of his medical residency.

Bit by bit God was leading him, as he does us all, into great spiritual awareness and development. Dr. Gibson has studied a lot of world religions like a lot of seekers. With his medical training of the analytical mind he was able to connect the dots on a lot of thoughts not usually discussed.

This is the first in a series of great videos concerning what he discovered on his spiritual path. Among them is the 1500 year old Jewish mystics ancient Kabbalah prayer called the Ana Bekoach: the 42 letter name of God. This is a powerful prayer for healing, well, everything. I'll get into the exact meaning of each line and how to say the prayer in other posts. First I wanted to introduce you to this teacher so you know where he is coming from. While he does have a site where he sells videos and audios, I found everything on YouTube free for the embedding in posts.

The promo text on YouTube:

"Esoteric Online interview Dr. Mitchell Earl Gibson, one of the most well known and highly respected medical doctors in the state of Arizona. He has been the mental health consultant for the largest television station (NBC-Affiliate KPNX-TV12 Phoenix) for the past eight years. Dr. Gibson has also been consulted by every major television, radio, and newspaper service in Arizona for his expertise in the fields of mental health and human behavior.

Dr. Gibson has been named to the "Top Doctors" list in Phoenix three times and twice to the Woodward and White "Best Doctors listing. Dr. Gibson was named to the position of "Honorary Chairman" for the state of Arizona by the National Republican Health-Care Reform Committee for his work on health-care reform. He is also listed in the "Consumer's Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists" for 2003, 2004 and 2005
An interesting and inspirational interview with a great man!"





Health care, Kabbalah, NBC, United States, Dr. Mitchell Gibson, self-healing, alternative health, Ana Bekoach prayer, Kabbalah

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23 July 2009

Video: Calming Meditation Facilitates Self-Healing

From Denny: This is a calming video when you feel stressed. Healing is really all about getting ourselves back into proper balance on every level: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Self-healing is nothing other than placing all our focus upon achieving balance once again.

And you could always use this video when you can't sleep because it sure will relax you so much you will feel like you melted into a lump of happiness! Try not to snooze when you leave a comment! :)





Health, Energy Healing, calming meditation, meditation video, self-healing, Alternative, Religion and Spirituality, The Healing Waters

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22 July 2009

Video: Artsy Fascinating Ad for the PEN Series Camera

From Denny: This is such a joyful little ad and downright entertaining too! Thanks to the folks over at bestontube.com. It's a fascinating look at how you can employ still photos into a video and gives you a different perspective. Very artsy!

Here's the promo text: "A beautiful stop-motion ad celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PEN camera series."




Stop motion, International PEN, art, Video, Stop-Motion, PEN, Animation, Music video



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21 July 2009

Does Happiness Elude You?



From Denny: One of the beauties of coming from a family of very long-lived people is that you don't lose the institutional memory of historical events. Another plus is that you don't lose what former generations taught in the way of good character. What is in fashion in one generation is often out of fashion in the next and, so, we lose the cultural continuity of good values.

Like in any family there were those in mine who were, well, slugs, when it came to good character. To a person they lived miserable anti-social lives, unhappy the majority of the time because they focused too much upon themselves. In my book there is nothing wrong with being good to your self. Just try to make the same good faith effort for others as you would yourself and your life is enriched!

For instance, I enjoy writing all these many blogs. It gives me a creative outlet for color, design and writing about anything and everything that interests me in this world of awesome wonders. Writing these blogs also gives me a chance to share with others as if these blogs were the ultimate social site of sharing! By sharing with others a person can enrich the lives of others while they enrich their own.

Then comes the Joy as was taught in previous generations. This kind of Joy has lain dormant for the past 25 years or so, drowned out by business greed and the drive to unbalanced excessive and financial only success. There are a lot of facets to the concept of success. Monetary wealth and accumulation is only a small part of the equation. This much power and large wealth requires the learning of real wisdom in order to not be destroyed by such power. I could get into what the ancient Kabbalists have to say about the power inherent in money and how to prepare for basically trying to grab a tiger by the tail but that would be another very long post! :)

Perhaps it's time for global society to rediscover some of the ancient wisdom of past societies, learning to appreciate the success of others as well as their own. Happiness can be an elusive creature to those who are calculating and refuse to dig deep into their hearts and offer up greater generosity to those around them. Generosity of spirit goes a long way to creating a much happier life!

Funny Dog Photo by Phil Romans @ flickr

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69, painted ...Goethe at age 69 Image via Wikipedia



Quote

“Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Money, History, Family, German language, Good faith, denny lyon, Arts, Kabbalah, Literature, Kids and Teens



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20 July 2009

Funny Video: I Just Want a Pizza!

From Denny: This girl, Justine, is so funny! She cold calls a bunch of stores asking to order a pizza. Most of them don't catch on to her but one guy finally did and the exchange and how she gets out of it is hilarious! He really nailed her and his comments are unbelievable. Of course, her close-up facial expressions steal the show, enjoy! No cussing in her videos, general audiences.



comedy, funny videos, hilarious, IJustine.com

19 July 2009

Do You Realize Speaking Kindness to Others Benefits You!



From Denny: This is a wonderful profound statement about the long-lasting effects of kindness when someone hears these words. Have you ever considered how much good it does your own heart - and health - when it hears you speak these words out loud for another? Both of you benefit!

This act of kindness goes a long way toward developing emotional intelligence to the highest level and boosting the health of your own immune system against disease. After all "dis-ease" is to be out of balance. Kindness creates an "ease" bringing all into balance again, making you and others stronger!

Quote

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Theresa


Emotional Health and Wellbeing, healing, kindness, Emotional intelligence, Immune system, Intelligence, Conditions and Diseases, Social Sciences, Psychology, Cancer, Health

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18 July 2009

Bloggers Unite: Global Human Rights Abuses



Update: Federal Agents Investigate Burger Kings Treatment of Foreign Students - An excerpt: "RIVERTON, Wyo. – Federal agents from the Department of Immigrations are expected to arrive in Riverton today to investigate a possible indentured service case involving foreign students. Five university students working in the states through an exchange program said they were fired from the local Burger King and evicted from squalid living quarters provided by the company after they complained about the conditions.

They described the 15x15-foot house as a boiler room prison, because the windows wouldn’t open, bunkbeds with air mattresses were the beds, a hot-plate on a counter sufficed for a kitchen stove and the toilet and shower stall were unsanitary due to corrosion.

Riverton police, who executed the eviction notice over the weekend, were appalled at the conditions found and reported the situation to immigrations and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Local Burger King management has refused comment and corporate officials in Florida say they were unaware of the situation. The students were matched with the local Burger King through the work/travel programs of Worldwide International Student Exchange (WISE) and Aspire Worldwide. They paid $3,500 to $5,000 each to participate, and were told adequate housing would be provided at an affordable fee.

They said rent for the house was $1,800 a month, paid to Burger King District Manager Peggy Handran. Her phone number listed on the work agreement is no longer in service.

The university students are all men, ages 18-21, coming from Turkey, Mongolia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine. They have found temporary sanctuary with a neighbor, Donna Michel."

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From Denny: This is a post I ran over at The Social Poets Friday evening for the Bloggers Unite Human Rights Day post on 17 July 2009. Bloggers everywhere are all blogging on the same day about human rights.

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Humanity is at a crossroads in our world history where we must make a profound decision. It’s time to live better.

Currently, human rights abuses are no longer exclusive to certain regions of the globe. There is a sharp increase in human rights abuses worldwide for decades now and situations are increasing in violence yearly.

Stories abound globally of the most heinous crimes to humanity. Nothing good is accomplished by mankind trying to annihilate mankind. Just what is going on in the world? Here are just a few areas:

• Hamas and Taliban Islamic terrorists and other terrorist groups worldwide are on a bloodthirsty killing spree with bombings of civilians, women and children in many places in the world.



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• Rogue unstable governments, covertly cozy with terrorist groups, working feverishly to acquire the nuclear bomb so they can kill off their neighbors they don’t like because they are another religion, a different economic or another kind of social system – or just plain won’t give them what they want.

• Genocide in Africa because people of different tribes can’t work out their differences like civilized people.



• Jailing journalists - trying to report the truth - as political temper tantrums to get their own way: North Korea and Iran.

• Tortured prisoners worldwide with the most notable recent heinous acts perpetrated during the Bush years on terrorist suspects never given trials, mainly because there was no real hard evidence.



• Under Taliban Islamic law and culture women are still regarded as subhuman and not deserving of first class treatment like men.

• Here in the United States, during the Bush years, women were raped, often savage gang rapes, at our military universities yet went unreported.

• Then there are battered women worldwide from Islamic to Christian countries whose husbands will not stop pummeling them.



We, the majority, are allowing the few to terrorize us, our neighbors and our loved ones. We must mobilize to stop it. How? Education for starters.
In the end, in order for humanity to not come to an end, we must consider a working alternative to what exists today in the way of abuses. It is a basic human right to be loved. Loved, you say? Yes, loved. We all have the right to be loved.

Love comes in many forms. We have the human right to certain expectations of basic decency and civility. We have the human right to healthy drinking water and sanitation and affordable housing. We have the human right to expect our political leaders that are guardians of our country to be honest and get serious about addressing pressing social and economic issues.



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Human rights abuses worldwide, in our own countries, in our homes will continue until the average person stands up and says "No!" to it all. Human rights abuses will continue until we all get serious about connecting up to create a tsunami force to push humanity along until we all do better, choose better and, in the end, start living better. Now that’s Love in action! We all have the human right to be loved. Let’s give Love.

A few places you can go for education and plug in to help:

Bloggers Unite where you can help by blogging

Youth Movement For Human Rights - worldwide

Human Rights Watch

Amnesty International, dedicated to bringing world attention to human rights abuse


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17 July 2009

How Do You Handle Excessive Stress?

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From Denny:

Today I'm running this quote over at the quotes blog, Beautiful Illustrated Quotations, and thought it was also a good fit over here:

Every now and then you get to quote yourself which I find quite amusing! How does that happen? Well, the spiritual development people know exactly what I'm talking about as it often goes like this: You are replying to an email as I was in this instance, or, say, you were having a conversation with someone, and, suddenly, out pops this fantastic one liner. You know it's profound or memorable or just plain good advice.

There is a lot of chaos, job loss, sudden onset of health issues and violence going on right now in our economy. People are struggling with their particular life tests, looking for ways to battle or handle excessive stress.

I grew up in a harsh environment of constant stress and created a lot of coping skills to help me manage the stress instead of the stress controlling me. Here is the most recent advice my spirit jumped up and offered to a recent email friend whose husband is now out of work and lost their house of many years.

There is a lot of hurt going on throughout this country. Like anyone I have my own garbage to deal with from time to time, yet I follow my own advice as in this quote. It has never failed me.

Inevitably, the bad times begin to fade and finally end and then a new cycle of properity begins. Keep your mind and eyes on the positive - even when you know it's down the road. Eventually, you will arrive at that better point in your life.

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“Keep smiling. Humor keeps your attitude pushed up and your heart wide open to sight the new opportunities coming your way.” Denny Lyon, 16 July 2009


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16 July 2009

Video: News of the Absurd - Twitter, Soc the Cat and Religion

From Denny: It's all about Twitter and the absurd in this amusing CNN segment!



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15 July 2009

Video: Transforming Inner City Blight

From Denny: I really like these kind of stories where people go into inner cities and turn city blight back into thriving communities by building new AND affordable homes. Listen to their story of those who did well for themselves and then came back to give back to the community! From NBC News' Making a Difference segment.



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14 July 2009

Video: Hand Positions for Reiki Self-Treatment

From Denny: We all like to be independent, well, here's the perfect simple Reiki video for you to practice! Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this takes time for you to become aware of subtle energies and your own body and how it is responding. Just keep practicing until you get good results. Focus upon staying in the present moment and try not to allow your mind to wander away from your purpose of self-healing and balancing. You will be so refreshed!

13 July 2009

Video: Overview of Reiki (or Yoga) Chakras

From Denny: This is a simple introduction overview of the chakras (energy centers of the body), where they are located and how they operate, even what color is associated with this spiritual energy. Warning: the melodic soothing music is so relaxing you won't feel any stress as you learn something new! :) Enjoy!



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12 July 2009

Video: Intro to Reiki Healing as Integrative Health Care

From Denny: Since there is so much interest out there about Reiki I've started researching some responsible material to place here on this blog. This is a beginning video talking about Reiki as an additional healing method paired with what you may already be doing in a traditional medical setting. Since it is non-invasive and gentle it helps boost your immune system to heal itself. This video helps familiarize you with the self-healing technique and how this Reiki discipline of healing can be so beneficial.



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11 July 2009

Poem titled "First Impressions"

Pink flowers, lily padsImage by jcolman via Flickr

Poem titled "First Impressions"

By Peggy W @ HubPages (a friend)

From Denny: This is a lovely short six line poem that you will enjoy!

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10 July 2009

Healing as an Extreme Sport

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From Denny: Today, over at The Social Poets blog and under 10 July 2009, I have two posts referencing what is was like growing up inside the CIA.

The Libations Friday! post has two good quotes that came out of an essay I wrote a year ago for an online writing group. The posts also go a long way to proving that healing really is an extreme sport and can be accomplished from the worst of circumstances. Go here.

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09 July 2009

Video: Interview with Comedian Sarah Silverman

From Denny: This is an interview with comedian Sarah Silverman. What it gives you is an inside look of the person and how comedians can develop. Her comedy is often labeled as "demented." Granted, it is a bit; offensive to some as she adores skewering convention, political correctness (which ever side happens to be in power) and rebels against wanting to make nice and be sensitive to others. In other words, she goes for the shock value. Fortunately, her kind of shock value is more than crass or crude but forces people to think, well, about how they think toward the world - just how did they come to think like this? - that's basically her question to her audience. It's a good interview interspersed with her comedy clips.



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08 July 2009

Weird But True Video: Tooth in the Eye Repairs Sight

From Denny: Now if this isn't the "strange but true" category!
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on an unusual procedure that helps restore vision to the blind. Apparently, there is something about the tissue in the tooth that is compatible with this unusual procedure and helps restore sight to those who experience cornea damage. It doesn't help other types of blindness though. You have to watch this video to believe it; the diagram of how the tooth fits into the eye helps it all make more sense.



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07 July 2009

Video: Operation Mend

From Denny: This story of two men and their families was profiled on Memorial Day. It demonstrates just how much people have to treat healing from severe trauma like it is an extreme sport. It is well worth the watching. If ever you feel you are having a bad day just come back and watch this video. These young men have been dealing with a lot over an extended period of time. It's interesting to hear their doctor talk about their desire to create this new program to help mend these soldiers of horrific wounds.

Experiences like this is one reason I've always opposed war - because I know and have seen the long-term consequences both for the soldiers and their families. Nor have I ever had much patience for the kind of people who recklessly promote needless war - and then don't have the good grace to properly and fully give a 100% to healing the people they sent off to war.

While the Republicans constantly disparage, deride and despise the Democrats as the Mommy Party they have done little for the returning disfigured veterans, writing them off as cannon fodder. As far as I'm concerned it takes far more courage to go to bat for all these soldiers to help them heal than it does to send nameless faces off to war. At least now the country and many volunteers are putting their wallets where they belong: promoting life instead of the taking of it or a depraved indifference as to their quality of life once they return from the battlefield. It's time Americans wake up and appreciate the efforts of people like this.


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How Do You Cultivate Inner Happiness?



This is what I've featured today over at Beautiful Illustrated Quotations, my Quotes blog:

From Denny: What I so enjoy about quotes are two things: they are short, and therefore, easy meditations and also they often speak a facet of the truth in an amazing way! This is the first quote I've run across that discusses more than cultivating personal harmony or doing outward actions to help cultivate happiness. When you read between the lines what this author is talking about is acquiring a particular attitude toward self BEFORE you begin cultivating happiness - pretty cool take on it!

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Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.” — Francis Wilshire

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