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MERCURY RETROGRADE

8/12/16 to 9/5/17

Mercury is said to be in retrograde motion when, due to our relative orbits around the Sun, parallax view causes it to back up in our sky.  Mercury has rulership of communication & transportation.  This covers just about everything in one-way or another.  when Mercury is retrograde all things having to do with communication & transportation are prone to snafu & breakdown.  You will notice that the incidence of traffic light malfunctions, telephone service interruptions, lost & mishandled messages, general misunderstanding of information, missed connections & other problems in travel, & every other imaginable kind of trouble in these areas rises dramatically.  Try to avoid signing legal documents & opening new businesses during these periods.  If it absolutely can’t be avoided then go ahead.  But be aware that there will almost certainly have to be renegotiation & new beginnings at a later date & be prepared to deal with that.  The way to handle these periods is to allow extra time for everything.  Try to anticipate where problems are likely to occur & plan for dealing with them.  The most important thing is to keep a good attitude.  These periods occur 3 times a year for 3 weeks at a time.  We’ve all lived through many of them in the past.  They are annoying & frustrating but they always go away.

 

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

 “Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment; Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength”

Lao Tzu

 

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

 

The Law of Pure Potentiality

Take time to be silent, to just BE.  Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day.  Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing.  Practice non-judgment.  We have unlimited pure potentiality all around us.  We need to be open and ready do not lock you into one thing.  The universe is gives us the ability to manifest and do what we like we just have to know how to get it.  There is unlimited pure potential.

 

The Law of Giving and Receiving
Today bring whoever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower.  Gratefully receive gifts. Keeps wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love? We have to have the ability to receive.  When a person gives us something and we say no that is creating an imbalance.  It is important to give every day: give thanks, gratitude, support, love freedom, what you can afford, time.  All that you give you will receive back bigger and better than ever.

 

The Law of Karma
Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind.  Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you. Everything you do has choices and generates that energy that will be returned to you.  Before you do something .you can check to see if it is the highest and good for you and all.  You will know if it is good if you feel good.  If it feels like a knot in your belly after a choice that may not have been the highest and best.  But each choice is a learning experience.

 

The Law of Least Effort
Accept people, situations, and events as they occur.  Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems.  Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.  This one goes ageist what we have learned set a goal and work hard, spend a lot of time, you need work hard to get things…Wrong.  The universe and nature finds the path of least resistance which is the least effort.  We need to work smart and listen to the signs that the universe is giving us that are the path of least effort.  When in a chaos do not get caught up in it and let it get to you take time and breath.  Then just flow in the situation the outcome will be turn out better then you can imagine.

 

The Law of Intention and Desire
Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment.  Make a list of desires.  Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason.  Set you intentions and desires and then let them be.  You may really want one outcome and think that is the best but if it does not happen that is because there is something better for you.  If you force it you may get it but you will not be happy or be what you thought it was.  Set your intentions and desires for the highest and best for you.

 

The Law of Detachment
Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are.  Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge.  Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom.  This is also in the same vain as the law of least effort where you set your intentions and desires and the let them be.  Do not force it and keep working at it you will be missing the real opportunities for that intention.  Also as the law of intentions and desired do not be attached to one outcome becomes that may not be in the highest and best for you.  So you will get something better if you pay attention to the signs.

 

The Law of Dharma
Seek your higher Self.  Discover your unique talents.  Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity.  Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.  When you live your life that everything you do is for the highest and best for you and all.  You will be the happiest and all of the other laws are working for you.  You know you are in this when you do little efforts and accomplish many things.

I use the seven laws and it has changed my life.  I am living a happier more fulfilled life.  I still have to work on using them, sometimes I get stuck back in my old habits, the seven laws help break that.

 

Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind.”

Bruce H. Lipton via The Mind Unleashed

 

Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates with, and is Made from Light

Written By: Sayer Ji

Sayer Ji is founder of Greenmedinfo.com, on the Board of Governors for the National Health Federation, and Fearless Parent, Steering Committee Member of the Global GMO Free Coalition (GGFC), a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA.

Nothing is more amazing than the highly improbable fact that we exist.  We often ignore this fact, oblivious to the reality that instead of something there could be nothing at all, i.e. why is there a universe (poignantly aware of itself through us) and not some void completely unconscious of itself?

Consider that from light, air, water, basic minerals within the crust of the earth, and the at least 3 billion year old information contained within the nucleus of one diploid zygote cell, the human body is formed, and within that body a soul capable of at least trying to comprehend its bodily and spiritual origins.

Given the sheer insanity of our existential condition, and bodily incarnation as a whole, and considering that our earthly existence is partially formed from sunlight and requires the continual consumption of condensed sunlight in the form of food, it may not sound so farfetched that our body emits light.

Indeed, the human body emits biophotons, also known as ultraweak photon emissions (UPE), with a visibility 1,000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eye.  While not visible to us, these particles of light (or waves, depending on how you are measuring them) are part of the visible electromagnetic spectrum (380-780 nm) and are detectable via sophisticated modern instrumentation.[1],[2]

The Physical and “Mental” Eye Emits Light

The eye itself, which is continually exposed to ambient powerful photons that pass through various ocular tissues, emit spontaneous and visible light-induced ultraweak photon emissions.[3]  It has even been hypothesized that visible light induces delayed bioluminescence within the exposed eye tissue, providing an explanation for the origin of the negative afterimage.[4]
These light emissions have also been correlated with cerebral energy metabolism and oxidative stress within the mammalian brain.[5] [6]  And yet, biophoton emissions are not necessarily epiphenomenal.  Bókkon’s hypothesis suggests that photons released from chemical processes within the brain produce biophysical pictures during visual imagery, and a recent study found that when subjects actively imagined light in a very dark environment their intention produced significant increases in ultraweak photo emissions.[7]  This is consistent with an emerging view that biophotons are not solely cellular metabolic by-products, but rather, because biophoton intensity can be considerably higher inside cells than outside, it is possible for the mind to access this energy gradient to create intrinsic biophysical pictures during visual perception and imagery.[8]

 

Our Cells and DNA Use Biophotons To Store and Communicate Information

Apparently biophotons are used by the cells of many living organisms to communicate, which facilitates energy/information transfer that is several orders of magnitude faster than chemical diffusion.  According to a 2010 study, “Cell to cell communication by biophotons have been demonstrated in plants, bacteria, animal neutriophil granulocytes and kidney cells.”[9]  Researchers were able to demonstrate that “…different spectral light stimulation (infrared, red, yellow, blue, green and white) at one end of the spinal sensory or motor nerve roots resulted in a significant increase in the biophotonic activity at the other end.”  Researchers interpreted their finding to suggest that “…light stimulation can generate biophotons that conduct along the neural fibers, probably as neural communication signals.”

Even when we go down to the molecular level of our genome, DNA can be identified to be a source of biophoton emissions as well.  One author proposes that DNA is so biophoton dependent that is has excimer laser-like properties, enabling it to exist in a stable state far from thermal equilibrium at threshold.[10]

Technically speaking a biophoton is an elementary particle or quantum of light of non-thermal origin in the visible and ultraviolet spectrum emitted from a biological system.  They are generally believed to be produced as a result of energy metabolism within our cells, or more formally as a “…by-product of biochemical reactions in which excited molecules are produced from bioenergetic processes that involves active oxygen species,” [11]

The Body’s Circadian Biophoton Output

Because the metabolism of the body changes in a circadian fashion, biophoton emissions also variate along the axis of diurnal time. [12]  Research has mapped out distinct anatomical locations within the body where biophoton emissions are stronger and weaker, depending on the time of the day.  Generally, the fluctuation in photon counts over the body was lower in the morning than in the afternoon.  The thorax-abdomen region emitted lowest and most constantly.  The upper extremities and the head region emitted most and increasingly over the day.  Spectral analysis of low, intermediate and high emission from the superior frontal part of the right leg, the forehead and the palms in the sensitivity range of the photomultiplier showed the major spontaneous emission at 470-570 nm.  The central palm area of hand emission showed a larger contribution of the 420-470 nm range in the spectrum of spontaneous emission from the hand in autumn/winter.  The spectrum of delayed luminescence from the hand showed major emission in the same range as spontaneous emission.
The researchers concluded that “The spectral data suggest that measurements might well provide quantitative data on the individual pattern of peroxidative and anti-oxidative processes in vivo.”

Meditation and Herbs Affect Biophoton Output

Research has found an oxidative stress-mediated difference in biophoton emission among mediators versus non-meditators.  Those who meditate regularly tend to have lower ultra-weak photon emission (UPE, biophoton emission), which is believed to result from the lower level of free radical reactions occurring in their bodies.  In one clinical study involving practitioners of transcendental meditation (TM) researchers found:

The lowest UPE intensities were observed in two subjects who regularly meditate.  Spectral analysis of human UPE has suggested that ultra-weak emission is probably, at least in part, a reflection of free radical reactions in a living system.  It has been documented that various physiologic and biochemical shifts follow the long-term practice of meditation and it is inferred that meditation may impact free radical activity.[13]

Interestingly, an herb well-known for its use in stress reduction (including inducing measurable declines in cortisol), and associated heightened oxidative stress, has been tested clinically in reducing the level of biophotons emitted in human subjects.  Known as rhodiola, a study published in 2009 in the journal Phytotherapeutic Research found that those who took the herb for 1 week has a significant decrease in photon emission in comparison with the placebo group.[14]

Human Skin May Capture Energy and Information from Sunlight

Perhaps most extraordinary of all is the possibility that our bodily surface contains cells capable of efficiently trapping the energy and information from ultraviolet radiation.  A study published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology in 1993, titled, “Artificial sunlight irradiation induces ultraweak photon emission in human skin fibroblasts,” discovered that when light from an artificial sunlight source was applied to fibroblasts from either normal subjects or with the condition xeroderma pigmentosum, characterized by deficient DNA repair mechanisms, it induced far higher emissions of ultraweak photons (10-20 times) in the xeroderma pigmentosum group.  The researchers concluded from this experiment that “These data suggest that xeroderma pigmentosum cells tend to lose the capacity of efficient storage of ultraweak photons, indicating the existence of an efficient intracellular photon trapping system within human cells.”[15]  More recent research has also identified measurable differences in biophoton emission between normal and melanoma cells.[16]

In a previous article, Does Skin Pigment Act Like A Natural Solar-Panel, we explored the role of melanin in converting ultraviolet light into metabolic energy:

Melanin is capable of transforming ultraviolet light energy into heat in a process known as “ultrafast internal conversion”; more than 99.9% of the absorbed UV radiation is transformed from potentially genotoxic (DNA-damaging) ultraviolet light into harmless heat.

If melanin can convert light into heat, could it not also transform UV radiation into other biologically/metabolically useful forms of energy?  This may not seem so farfetched when one considers that even gamma radiation, which is highly toxic to most forms of life, is a source of sustenance for certain types of fungi and bacteria.

The Body’s Biophoton Outputs Are Governed by Solar and Lunar Forces

It appears that modern science is only now coming to recognize the ability of the human body to receive and emit energy and information directly from the light given off from the Sun. [17]   There is also a growing realization that the Sun and Moon affect biophoton emissions through gravitational influences.  Recently, biophoton emissions from wheat seedlings in Germany and Brazil were found to be synchronized transcontinentally according to rhythms associated with the lunisolar tide.[18]  In fact, the lunisolar tidal force, to which the Sun contributes 30 % and the Moon 60 % of the combined gravitational acceleration, has been found to regulate a number of features of plant growth upon Earth.[19]

Intention Is a Living Force of Physiology

Even human intention itself, the so-called ghost in the machine, may have an empirical basis in biophotons.  A recent commentary published in the journal Investigacion clinica titled “Evidence about the power of intention” addressed this connection:

Intention is defined as a directed thought to perform a determined action.  Thoughts targeted to an end can affect inanimate objects and practically all living things from unicellular organisms to human beings.  The emission of light particles (biophotons) seems to be the mechanism through which an intention produces its effects.  All living organisms emit a constant current of photons as a mean to direct instantaneous nonlocal signals from one part of the body to another and to the outside world.

Biophotons are stored in the intracellular DNA.  When the organism is sick changes in biophotons emissions are produced.  Direct intention manifests itself as an electric and magnetic energy producing an ordered flux of photons.  Our intentions seem to operate as highly coherent frequencies capable of changing the molecular structure of matter.  For the intention to be effective it is necessary to choose the appropriate time.  In fact, living beings are mutually synchronized and to the earth and its constant changes of magnetic energy.  It has been shown that the energy of thought can also alter the environment.  Hypnosis, stigmata phenomena and the placebo effect can also be considered as types of intention, as instructions to the brain during a particular state of consciousness.  Cases of spontaneous cures or of remote healing of extremely ill patients represent instances of an exceedingly great intention to control diseases menacing our lives.  The intention to heal as well as the beliefs of the sick person on the efficacy of the healing influences promote his healing.  In conclusion, studies on thought and consciousness are emerging as fundamental aspects and not as mere epiphenomena that are rapidly leading to a profound change in the paradigms of Biology and Medicine.

So there you have it.  Science increasingly agrees with direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules of which we are composed, but beings that emit, communicate with, and are formed from light.
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