Healthy Joyful Living eZine Newsletter
There’s so much negativity on the news. We hear over and over every day that things are terrible, we should be afraid of the economy, violence, the swine flu and on and on. We don’t here very many positive solutions. I got an email awhile back from my friend, Arnie Katz, in Boston. I think he said it all beautifully.
“No matter what the TV says about recession and cutbacks, etc. we ALWAYS have an ABUNDANCE of love and light to SHARE. And with a more positive attitude, love in our hearts and a recognition of the abundance we already have, we attract MORE and people are drawn to our positive attitude, which only has a positive effect and gives us more courage and strength to keep going!
1-Sharing a SMILE
2-Share a LAUGH.
3-Share a HUG.
4-Send an uplifting email ; )
5-Pray for someone’s health and wellbeing.
6-Praise someone for a job well done.
7-Thank and acknowledge someone for their help, love, and caring.
8-Think of someone you love and letting that love fill your heart
9-Sing a song either in your head or out loud!
10-Whistle a happy tune!
11-Do a little happy dance! (think “snoopy” !)
(Reading this - I can’t quit singing “Do a little Dance Get Down Tonight” that old disco classic. CN)
And I’m sure you can think of many others I haven’t mentioned…."
“What concerns me is not the way things are but, rather, the way people think things are.” Epictetus … 55-155 AD
In this issue
Sack Lunches & Random Acts of Kindness
Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic - Fact or Fiction?
The Stars the Universe and What Happened? aka Daily Miracles
Susan's Leap of Faith
Announcing – New! “Beaded Chains”
Shields Aren’t Just for Adults – Protect Your Children too
The Installation of Love
Recharge Your Shield
|Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic - Fact or Fiction?|
|A American health officials declared a public health emergency as cases of swine flu were confirmed in the U.S. Health officials across the world fear this could be the leading edge of a global pandemic emerging from Mexico, where seven people are confirmed dead as a result of the new virus.
On Wednesday April 29th, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to five on its six-level threat scale,1 which means they've determined that the virus is capable of human-to-human transmission. The initial outbreaks across North America reveal an infection already traveling at higher velocity than did the last official pandemic strain, the 1968 Hong Kong flu.
Phase 5 had never been declared since the warning system was introduced in 2005 in response to the avian influenza crisis. Phase 6 means a pandemic is under way. WHO now openly states it is not possible to contain the spread of this infection and recommend on mitigation measures, not restricting travel or closing borders.
The number of fatalities, and suspected and confirmed cases across the world change depending on the source, so your best bet -- if you want the latest numbers -- is to use Google Maps" Swine Flu Tracker.
(Read the entire article)
Article from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/29/Swine-Flu.aspx
|The Stars the Universe and What Happened? aka Daily Miracles|
|I'd planned on writing a monthly follow up to last month's The Stars, The Universe and Everything. This doesn't exactly fit, but I was looking back at part of what I wrote one night about 6 weeks ago. My husband, David, had been very sick with a week-long stomach virus (this was pre Swine flu scare). I was very concerned because he'd been to the doctor that morning and sent home being told just to drink lots of fluids. It just didn't feel right, and I was very concerned. Sometimes we know more than we know we know and this was one of those times.
I felt I needed to write about what I was feeling, so I sat quietly and wrote. I want to share with you what I wrote. It was just a stream of consciousness response, and I had no idea how profound it would seem later.
"What do you do when your universe world seems to change? Does our universe actually shift, or is it only the place from which we view it?
Now how do I get it back or adjust to the change without losing what I had before?
Do we have the ability to change our viewpoints at will, or to at least adjust them to new realities as needed? What's involved in that switch? Is it conscious? Do we change by grace or plan?
Can we switch focus again at will?
What is compassion? Is it allowing the other person their dignity and their own ability to call the shots? Or do we step in from our healthier place and over ride their decisions? Which part is compassion, what is control? Is this something every couple, family goes through from time to time?
When do you go from offering support, to forcing action on the other? Will your choices be forgotten or at least forgiven, or will he always see me looking at him as sick and weak...will that hasten the decline into that stage on a permanent basis? Or will it, in turn, create his resolve to never ever sink to that level, to fight for health and wellness and mental clarity.
Wisdom is the ability to seek, to ask, to not settle for quick answers."
About an hour later David was passed out on the floor, coming within about an inch of his head hitting the bed post. I was unable to rouse him, no response at all. I called 911 and he was rushed to ER. The short version of all this is that he was so dehydrated that his kidneys had shut down. In the process of doing tests they discovered a large "suspicious" tumor on one kidney. I was a wreck for awhile, doctors just too cavalier and not moving on things and I knew it was something that needed to be dealt with immediately and no one else seemed to be getting it...but finally we went for a second opinion and Dr. Walsh instantly had surgery set up for three days out to remove the diseased kidney. The surgery went well and the cancer was encapsulated and contained, and they got it all. He's healing well, and so am I.
This brings me back, though, to what I had written. Parts, I still have no answers for, and maybe it's meant to simply provoke thought rather than answers. What keeps coming up for me though is the shift of focus. I am so very grateful that David got the flu. I honestly believe that there was someone looking out for him (and me). I was initially really furious with the doctor who sent him home to "drink plenty of fluids" less than 12 hours before his collapse. I am now so grateful that happened. If he hadn't ended up in the hospital in such bad condition, I don't believe the tumor would have been discovered until it was much too late. I am also strangely thankful for the doctor who was too cavalier forcing us to go elsewhere. I have a feeling that he was in much better hands with Dr. Walsh. Every doctor we talked to told us his illness and collapse was truly a miracle. I agree.
Miracles happen every day...they may not be what we were looking or hoping for, but sometimes they're just what we need.
AnnaMariah (formerly Carolyn)
|Susan's Leap of Faith|
There are times that I am reminded very beautifully why the Shield is so important, and what a difference it can make.
I got a call about a month ago from a single mother who had the courage five years ago to leave an abusive, negative 20-year marriage. She is raising her six-year-old son, Elliott, who has Down Syndrome, and teen-aged daughter Emmalee on her own with very limited finances. Spending $250 on a Shield was a big deal and a gigantic leap of faith. She struggled with the decision over whether she should get Shields for herself or her children first. She finally concluded that as the care-giver her calm and strength would benefit her family greatly, so she ordered her silver heart Shield.
The day after Susan got the Shield I got this email. I believe Virginia and I both received daily thank you emails for at least a week. This is why we are here...this is what we're all about. Making a difference one person at a time.
"Carolyn, Last night we had severe thunderstorms for a few hours. Elliott was very unsettled as they were approaching. He could feel the vibrations. I held him close to me and he settled down and went right to sleep! Even was snoring through the loud thunder as it was upon us! We had hail and we have a metal roof on our house! He slept in my arms. I did not put him down until the storm passed. I think my shield affected him as well!"
A week after her Shield arrived Susan wrote again:
"My Emmalee picked up a few sniffles and has been irritable....I had several chances to be stressed out with her and just wasn't! I got the sniffles and still walked 6 miles yesterday! Took a break as I am stiff from walking 2 extra miles than usual!!
It has been nearly a week of wearing my shield...I have worn it 24/7 since except when I take a shower! I love it!"
Susan gave me permission to share her story with you, and requested that I include more of her story. I hope you're as inspired by her courage as I am.
AnnaMariah (formerly Carolyn)
"As a single Mom, this is something I did for myself for great self-care. I liken it to putting my oxygen mask on first and then I can help my family and others. Self care is not something that most of us do...we put others first.
This May would have been my 25th anniversary. Silver is usually associated with that. I purchased my Shield as a gift to me from God. Now He is my Husband. He holds my heart. He guards my heart. He has restored my heart. He has filled my heart with fresh hope, love and energy!
Refined As Silver
Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
A silversmith explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
Think about the times when you are in a hot spot in life. You wonder why God allows you to stay there?
The silversmith said that he had to sit and hold the silver in front of the fire all the time, and his eyes had to be on the silver all the time.
If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. But how does the silver smith know when the silver is fully refined?
The silversmith answered is this, "Oh, that's easy - when I see my image in it."
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has His eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you
"I now have my silver heart....a strong heart...representing the past 5 years of healing and recovery.
Here is something I wrote a few years ago. Now I feel complete.
Susan : )
January 16, 2005, about 6 months since I had decided to file for deliverance (divorce)
I spent some time with my God, in the shower of all places...he just briefly gave me a glimpse of how He is transforming my once broken heart into a whole heart...here is what He gave me when I spent the time a bit later to write it all down...
While in the shower this morning, I got this image in my mind...Hooks into my heart...the verbal abuse ripped into me and the barbs on the hooks would rip big tears into the surface. Over a period of time the hooks and barbs would go deeper and deeper, causing me to second-guess myself and doubt my abilities as a person, wife, mother and friend.
Over the past 20 years, the remaining part of my heart was so scarred that the surface of my heart became hard with the scarred skin, taunt and rough edges, almost unrecognizable as the organ of emotions that is actually was. It was a mass of moving muscle at best; functioning at the lowest level possible while still maintaining life. The years of adrenaline pumping through it, being stuck in survival mode had done much damage. It looked as though it was barely holding together; ready to burst at any moment. As the blood pumped through it, was hard to watch as the seams from the scars would bulge and some places even small squirts of blood oozed out with each pump. The pulse and tempo of the beat were very evident. At times, there would be a pause or sometimes a skip of a beat as the heart became more sluggish when the loss of blood had brought its volume down. It was cold and numb and exhausted. The very life was slowly draining out of me a few drops at a time.
Seeing this, and hearing me cry out to Him, God in His compassion, tenderly, with His huge hands reached down and picked up my limp, tired heart. It seemed to relax at His gentle touch. Held for a brief moment still and then slowly massaged and caressed so it could again gain warmth and feeling...the heart began to take on a new look, it glistened where there was once leathery seams of scars; they were erased by His touch. Faint white lines where the bulging seams once were now remained. These only served as reminders of His ability to heal and restore. The faint scar lines, when looked into the fine print of them, you can read, "I will strengthen your heart, Susan. I will put in you a new heart. I will restore your heart." (Be of good courage, And I shall strengthen your heart, As you, Susan, hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24) (He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29) The designs upon the newly formed heart now looked feminine and lacy....pretty, not abused.
The heart was also filled up with His Precious Blood to the capacity it needed to pump generously. It began to pump with new life and vigor as it was created to be sending it surges throughout my entire emotional system. --I could feel again! Vague, sporadic pains reminded me that I needed to recover and rest from the "heart surgery" that was just performed. So rest in His arms I did...and still am. During this recovery time, my once ripped-apart heart, now mended is resembling a new, whole heart.
I will continue to apply God's Word as medicine to cause it to stay in repair. I will listen to His Spirit speak life into my heart, building up with strength so that I can again run with full force. Wholeness, fresh joy and peace preside over this heart of mine.
Thank You, Father, for restoration and rejuvenation to wholeness.
Your "whole-hearted" daughter, Susan : )
I wrote this as an act of faith that I would someday be completely whole!! And that someday is today!!
I plan on purchasing a Shield for both of my children as the funds are available. I know the Shield has made an impact on my life and it will on theirs also.
I want to share these wonderful Shields with everyone I know!
Susan : )
I've been listening and have designed a new lite line of necklaces or"beaded chains" the Shield can go right on the strand just like a chain. Beautiful worn with a Shield, or by itself, or layer them for even more fun.
Most prices run from $60-85 There are some exceptions where I just couldn't resist a pricey stone like peridot...but beautiful and powerful.
(The actual beaded portion is about 18". A chain and lobster clasp make it easily adjustable from 20-28")
I've kept the designs simple, no focal piece or drop or earrings, just the strand.
(If you want a focal or earrings, let me know and I'll see what I can create).
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This is an email I got from Debbie Shelor, one of our long-time distributors and friend.
Sometimes we forget what we already know.
I home school my 10-year old son, Jess. We've been doing most of his school work on line. He had been struggled with reading. Every time we would sit down in front of the computer to do the school work, he got really distracted, twitchy even.
He was in the living room reading something with no problem whatsoever and I thought, "Why does he have so much trouble online?" Then it occurred to me that maybe he is as sensitive to electromagnetics as I am.
I happened to have a brand new BioElectric Shield still in the box. I put it on my son. The difference is like night and day. Reading has gone fabulously ever since he started wearing the shield. His overall mood - not just school related - has improved significantly. Even he can't believe how "well these things work." I'm kicking myself for not realizing it sooner.
I shared this story with Carolyn Nau, one of my good friends from the BioElectric Shield Company. This was her reply:
"This is one of those shoemaker's kids stories. Most people don't think about their kids needing Shields. Although what we keep finding is that even more of them DO and benefit on many levels.
Just imagine how different you feel when suddenly all the chatter and noise goes away....putting on a Shield is pretty much like that, the chatter and noise from computers, sell phones and other people just goes away leaving you in this nice space of peace and quiet. Boy my mood increases a lot when I have my Shield on.
Well done. Love and hugs,"
Debbie Shelor, Dolphin Empowerment & Spirit of Nature
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
|Recharge Your Shield Monthly|
IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE A SUNNY DAY for you to recharge your Shield. It's not the light that the shield needs; it's the energy vibration from the sun that recharges the crystals. However, bright sunlight does make it charge faster. So, if it's sunny, leave it out for 3 continuous hours; if cloudy, for 6 continuous hours. If you are hanging it in a window that blocks certain parts of the light spectrum, leave it for 8 hours.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SHIELD OUT IN THE MOONLIGHT! The moon is reflected energy from the sun, thus it pulls energy away from your Shield. If you ever forget, hang your Shield out for twice as many hours as it was left in the moonlight. To insure it is functioning at 100%, you can send it in for recharging and repolishing. Our consultant examines each Shield that is sent in to make sure it has received a full charge from our crystal room.
Suggestion for worry-free recharging: Recharge your Shield during the New Moon (dark) phase. That way if you do forget and leave it out overnight, there's no harm done, as there is no moonlight shining on it to drain it.
Have a joyful, abundant and positive month
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