Meditation – Spiritual Healing

For the past few years I’ve dealt with Chronic Urticaria (Hives), have had allergy tests, been to allergists, dermatologists, a nephrologist (kidney doctor), multiple emergency rooms and to no avail. Only but to gain weight from multiple prednisone (steroid) treatments and other prescription drugs that did not cure the problem at root.

This started happening after my boyfriend, now fiancés 5-year old sister was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. We were there at the hospital every week during the 9 months following the diagnosis to the last day of her life. On top of this tragedy, we were going through financial issue at that time which caused stress. I did not know how to deal with my stress internally which I have come to find out affected my body’s hormonal balance.

I started to do research my own after being tired of the continuous hives, I paid attention to the times when the hives were at it’s worse – which was prior to, during and right after my monthly cycle. This led me to research hormonal imbalances.

I had my OB doctor prescribe a hormone test which was sent to a lab and showed all of my hormones were very low. This was the cause of the hives. My stress levels had totally through off my body’s hormone levels. I started a treatment of the following: Progesterone (prescription) along with these vitamins: Omega-3 Fish Oil, Adrenal, DHEA (Pure encapsulations), Vitamin B and D3 and Probiotics (Metagenics UltraFlora Balance). I also take lots of Vitamin C and every morning before work I drink 2 tablespoons of Bragg Unfiltered Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 cup warm water and honey (add to your own tasting) in order to cleanse my body.

I am still on my journey to being healed, but have come a long way from when this medical issue first introduced itself. Prior to all the stress and hives, I used to listen to Soundscapes music, write poetry/inspirational quotes almost every night and practice yoga with meditation. My New Year resolution is to get back to those things that kept me at peace and I hope this will put you also into that zone of spiritual completeness.

I came up with my own meditation mantra:
Everything is good – I am good
I Love – I am Loved
I Give – I Receive
Everything is good – I am good
I Learn – I Teach
I Listen – I Speak
Everything is good – I am good

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Physical Benefits of Meditation

With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.

On a physical level, meditation:

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
  • Decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy

Mental Benefits of Meditation

Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an relaxed state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:

  • Anxiety decreases
  • Emotional stability improves
  • Creativity increases
  • Happiness increases
  • Intuition develops
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation
  • A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  • An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  • The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Meditation makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

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Over 600 Palestinians Dead as Israeli Siege

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 600 as the Israeli siege has entered its third week. Most of those killed are civilians; more than 100 are children. Israel says it has lost 27 soldiers since the ground invasion began last week. Earlier today, Israel confirmed the remains of one of its soldiers presumed to have been killed in Gaza had still not been found. Hamas has said it captured the soldier. Meanwhile, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to arrive in Israel to push for a ceasefire. Earlier today, Ban met in Cairo with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Egyptian officials and leaders from the Arab League. We will go to Gaza for more on the crisis after headlines.
Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/22/headlines#7221For_Palestine_by_STiX2000

See DemocracyNow headline video: “A Place of Indescribable Loss”: As Ceasefire Talks Begin, Israel Bombs Hospital, Mosques and Homes
@ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_SPFq4lgA

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Another slap in the face for the women of America

by who other than our oh so generous when it comes to their daunting beliefs in which they love to force upon the rest of society.

It is such a sad truth that the religious people and along with these politicians (99% men) lack the common sense to acknowledge that a woman should be the only one making the decisions when it comes to her body!

While religious people (not all, but a large number) are going around this world fighting to take basic rights away from society and building mega churches and in turn killing Mother Earth – people like I and other rather spiritual human beings don’t force what we believe on others and we respect Mother Earth – She is our GOD – She is our church.

When all these church building fall and their semi-conscious believers die, – Mother Earth will heal and make way for the better.

See the excerpt for this DemocracyNow topic at http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/1/it_s_a_basic_healthcare_issue

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls

While listening to Feminist Magazine on http://www.kpfk.org they aired the story of this extraordinary woman.

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family’s decision to believe in their daughters — and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats.

http://feministmagazine.org/

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TLC has something to say about Rihanna

TLC has something to say about Rihanna

The might I say beautiful dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA Award has caused positive and negative views.

In an interview w|Sunrise Australia T-Boz it was said:
“Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,” says T-Boz. “It’s hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, ‘Oh TLC must be jealous’, but I call a spade a spade. We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot. It’s easy to sell sex. We could go around too with booby cakes [breasts] out all day long,’

Source: http://www.vibe.com/article/tlc-rihanna-beef

I am caught in between. I feel a woman should be able to express herself and show off her assets. But, there is a certain way to do it tastefully. I’m not going to lie, I LOVE Rihanna and her I don’t give a fck what people think attitude!

But, TLC has a point of gaining a successful career and faithful fans without being naked. At the same time, if we are not free to express ourselves however we feel comfortable, being women who at one point of time could not do so, what progress has there been in society?

Rihanna has a kick ass body, has plenty of videos/images of her fully clothed, makes good music and I say show it off before it’s gone.

Ericka Geni Presents

The Beauty is Power Makeup/Networking Event
|An event to empower women and uplift their spirits|

This event will focus on some of the most detailed makeup techniques for beginning to intermediate artist and the every day woman. No one will be left out and no question will go unanswered.
We will cover:
Basic Foundation Application for beginners
Advanced Foundation Application techniques
Highlighting/Contouring made easy
Eyebrow perfection
Strip eyelash application
Eyeshadow blending
Detailed techniques on how to enhance the face
Makeovers (Limited to early arrivals)
Photos
Q&A
Amazing prize giveaways
Product Demos
Meet and Greet/Networking
Lots of Freebies
Treats & Champagne
And MUCH MORE!
There will be vendors on site displaying their companies product.

If you own makeup and brushes and would like to participate in a visual hands on with the model or friend that you bring please feel free to do so.

This is event is FREE to all whom wish to attend!

Please arrive on time as I can not guarantee seating. You must print and bring your ticket with you on the day of the event!

Bring your notebooks, pens, business cards and makeup kits even if it’s only a few items and lets have a great evening learning and inspiring.

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Feminist Radio on KPFK

Feminist Radio on KPFK

Tune into 90.7FM Los Angeles right now or live stream at http://www.kpfk.org

http://feministmagazine.org/

Mission

WOMEN’S COALITION DECLARATION

“Moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side a gesture of defiance that heals, that makes new life and new growth possible. It is that act of speech, of “talking back,” that is no mere gesture of empty words, that is the expression of our movement from object to subject – the liberated voice.” (bell hooks)

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” (Cheris Kramarae)

“People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat…”
(Rebecca West)

Feminist Magazine is on the air to educate, advocate, inform, and entertain through a variety of feminist lenses. We provide the tools necessary to implement feminist analysis and action via interviews, commentaries, performances, news, open dialogues and other features involving activists, intellectuals, and artists, etc.

We are open to all feminist-identified women. In our interactions with each other, and on the airwaves, the members of the Women’s Coalition strive to narrow the disparity between feminist theory and practice.

Feminism represents a transnational, progressive movement to end patriarchy/sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression. We are committed to women’s empowerment and share an understanding that the oppression of women is rooted in patriarchy, racism and classism. Patriarch/sexism is a gender-based system of domination that intersects with other systems of domination.

We see feminism as a maximally inclusionary movement which actively includes working against discrimination and oppression based on age, color, disability status, education, employment, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, immigration status, licenses/degrees or lack thereof, marital status, national origin, physical or mental attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or preference, military service, or any other actual or perceived differences among us.

We are committed to creating a world in which peace, with social/economic justice and compassion, prevails, in which we all have equal rights and in which differences are honored, respected and celebrated instead of persecuted, judged or even just tolerated.

We share a commitment to self-determination both in the microcosm of one-to-one relationships and in the macrocosm of group-to-group and nation-to-nation interactions. We actively support (and see ourselves as a part of) the people who struggle against social injustices in all their multi-dimensional forms.

We are committed to:
Maximizing our effectiveness in producing quality feminist programming;
The progressive development of the Women’s Coalition and Feminist Magazine;
This declaration;
Skills and resource sharing (following the model of “each one, teach one”);
Decision-making by consensus (except in extreme circumstances);
The spirit and practice of criticism/self-criticism;
Supporting feminist women and men and LGBT peoples involved in KPFK programming;
Advocating for feminist values at KPFK and throughout the Pacifica network; and supporting the KPFK/Pacifica mission.

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