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Health Observation in Chinese

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30個寫在臉上的健康密碼

眼睛告訴你的六個密碼

◎黑眼圈

一早起來,發現眼圈黯沉發黑?小心!這可能是血液中沉積太多廢物的緣故。下眼瞼皮膚比較薄,最容易反映血液顏色。想想最近是否壓力過大或過度疲勞?支配泌尿和生殖器官的腎臟功能失調,也會讓眼周黯沉。醫學專家說少熬夜、多吃全麥食品是消除黑眼圈的最好辦法!

◎眼皮浮腫

睡前沒喝多少水,早上起來眼皮還是腫得厲害?你可能體液失調了!造成水分代謝失調的原因很多,如果伴隨感到下肢無力、口乾舌燥,可能是你的腎出問題。健康的腎能將體內多餘水分順利排出,水分不足時,他會放慢代謝速度,把水分囤積在體內,因而造成輕度浮腫。別著急,喝上幾大杯水,很快能還你一雙電眼!

◎脂肪顆粒

除了建議你用不含油份的眼霜,對付眼睛下面的脂肪顆粒,醫學專家還要告訴你,脂肪顆粒是體內膽固醇過高的警訊。

少吃油炸食品及動物內臟,多吃新鮮蔬果,惱人小顆粒很快就會不見!

◎紅血絲

血絲滿佈的「火眼金睛」,就是血液循環不暢的警訊。別忙著滴眼藥水,活動一下頭、頸、肩部,疏通上肢血流,再好好睡一覺,讓眼睛充分休息,就能減少充血。

如果工作很忙,沒時間休息,不妨在後頸、肩部塗一些維生素C乳液,幫助血液循環,很快就能緩解紅眼現象。

◎針眼

別小看長針眼,日本醫學專家發現,長針眼代表你的免疫力正在衰退,細菌容易從睫毛根部進入眼中,引起發炎。如果反覆長針眼,最好去醫院做一次全面健康檢查。

常喝補中益氣湯,提高自身免疫力,才能和針眼徹底「分手」。

◎眼白泛黃

可能是肝、膽出了問題。膽汁是黃綠色液體,當膽囊或肝臟失調時,膽汁會流進血液,讓眼白泛黃。

好在膽汁能分解體內多餘脂肪,短時間內你也不用再為體重發愁!

嘴巴告訴你的六個密碼

◎唇色發白

嘴唇和下眼瞼一樣,都是薄薄的,才能完全反映血色,如果唇色變淺,可能是血紅細胞不足。建議改變食譜,多吃動物內臟和豆腐,從而減輕貧血症狀。

◎唇色過紅

如果雙唇過於鮮紅,別自鳴得意,可能你正被「熱症」困擾。中醫將熱症分為「實熱」和「虛熱」,「虛熱」是體內水分減少所引起。當體溫上升,身體調節功能減弱,兩頰和唇、舌才會局部變紅。

多吃新鮮水果、喝大量的水,能幫你化解體內過剩熱量,讓唇色恢復正常。

◎嘴角破裂

感覺嘴角刺痛,甚至紅腫破裂,很可能是早期胃炎的預警。當胃壁黏膜處於疲勞狀態,會引發內熱,導致嘴角紅腫。不過,80%的早期胃炎都能被治癒。

建議吃飯時多咀嚼幾下,充分吸收和消化食物。胃壁溫度降低後,嘴角紅腫很快就會消失。

◎嘴唇乾澀

嘴唇雖是黏膜,但與皮膚最大的不同是沒有汗腺。嘴唇無法分泌油脂、保存水分,需要口腔黏液滋潤,黏液不足時,嘴唇容易變乾,抵抗力隨之減弱,細菌、病毒正好趁虛而入。

除了多喝水,也建議多用淡鹽水漱口,鹽分是促進口腔黏液生成的一大動力。

◎口氣不佳

對著鏡子大呼一口氣,如果聞到「口氣不佳」,可要注意了--六成以上「口氣」由牙齒疾病引起。當細菌侵入牙根與牙齦間的縫隙,繁殖後將引發牙齦炎,生出難聞的口氣。

此外,口腔清潔不徹底,食物殘渣形成的齒垢,也會讓你呼出難聞氣味,徹底洗一次牙才能解決問題。

◎流口水

早晨醒來後,總發現枕邊淌著一圈口水?流口水是唾液分泌過多引起,可能是胃腸功能虛弱,無法充分吸收水分,造成水分滯留,唾液被稀釋,才流到嘴邊。

如果你還感到腸鳴、胃鳴,最好去腸胃科掛個號先。

舌頭告訴你的六個密碼

◎舌頭振顫

對著鏡子吐舌頭,如果舌頭微微顫動,很可能是精神緊張、體力衰退的徵兆。醫學調查發現,七成以上的人都意識不到舌頭振顫。建議盡快調整作息,不要熬夜,否則當心神經衰弱!

◎舌頭發紫

當血液中含有大量廢物、體內水分不足時,缺氧血和含氧血就會混在一起,使得血管變成紫色。如果還伴隨肩膀僵硬和腰痛,這說明體內毒素已經積累太多,不妨維持一周清淡飲食,做個蒸汽浴,毒素很快就能排出。

◎舌苔太厚

舌頭上的舌苔就像豆腐渣一樣很容易刮去,可能是腸胃功能不良或飲食過量。

如果情況持續,最好去腸胃科,讓醫生幫你降降胃火。

◎舌苔太薄

舌苔不明不白脫落,舌頭表面斑駁不均,醫學上將這稱為「地圖舌」。過敏體質的人容易發生,春、秋兩季比較常見,他預示你的抵抗力正在下降,建議這段時間內遠離花粉、海鮮等過敏原,以免中招。

◎舌苔泛黃

舌苔泛黃很可能是感冒信號!注意保暖,多吃南瓜、牛肉等溫熱食物,晚上臨睡前沖杯熱牛奶,他能在胃中形成一層蛋白膜,防止細菌入侵。

◎舌苔泛黑

這很可能是體溫升高了,但不見得就是發燒,劇烈運動、怒火中燒都能讓舌苔泛黑。

洗個熱水澡,做些舒緩運動,就能有效降低體溫。

鼻子告訴你的六個密碼

◎鼻子大小

鼻子大小與呼吸狀況大有關係。鼻翼較寬、鼻樑高挺,說明你的呼吸器官發達,能呼吸到足量空氣;但在污染嚴重的地方,你也會吸入過多廢棄。如果鼻翼嬌小,表明你的呼吸功能較弱,不透風的地方會讓你氣短、胸悶。

在辦公室待一到兩小時,就應該去樓梯間或窗邊呼吸五分鐘新鮮空氣,以防缺氧。

◎鼻翼掀動

正常呼吸時鼻翼掀動,可能是肺活量太低造成的!可別掉以輕心,肺活量過低將影響你的正常代謝功能。每天練習五分鐘腹式呼吸--吸氣時漲起肚皮,呼氣時縮緊肚皮,很快你的肺活量就能提高不少!

◎鼻尖粉刺

鼻頭出現粉刺,多半是消化系統出了問題。多吃香蕉、地瓜之類的食品,保持消化通暢,就能緩解症狀。

◎鼻頭發紅

這可能代表肝臟超載了。飲酒過量時,身體為了分解酒精,把血液滯留在肝臟裡,導致微血管擴張,才會出現「酒糟鼻」,因此控制飲酒量非常重要。

◎有時流鼻血

腸胃衰弱的人無法吸收充足營養,肌肉和血管組織稍微碰撞就容易破裂。冬天能量消耗大,飲食不調,體內熱量不足,就會導致偶爾流鼻血。不妨好好吃一頓犒勞自己,補充足夠能量。

◎鼻塞

若是過敏性鼻炎引起的鼻塞,除了可能造成呼吸困難,還會讓大腦供氧不足,讓腦筋變得遲鈍。鼻塞代表呼吸道黏膜功能脆弱,日本醫學研究證明,這多半與腸胃功能不佳有關,別光顧著通暢鼻子,保養腸胃道也一樣重要。

臉頰告訴你的六個密碼

◎臉頰發紅

臉頰爬上兩團莫名其妙的「高原紅」,這可能是西醫所說的「原因不明的微熱」,因體力過度消耗、身體水分失調引起。如果除了兩頰發紅,還出汗、氣喘,這可能是高熱引發。洗個舒服的熱水澡,吃兩片退燒藥,再美美地睡一覺,就能適當緩解。

◎臉色蒼白

嘴唇、眼瞼內側和臉頰蒼白都是貧血症狀。另外,呼吸微弱會讓皮膚機能衰退,製造黑色素的功能降低,也容易導致臉頰蒼白。除了補充營養,建議多做慢跑、散步等有氧運動,確保氧分供應充足。

◎顴骨上出現皺紋

可能是肝臟功能異常所致。當肝功能無法淨化血液或供給血液足夠氧分,會讓血液變混濁,體內新陳代謝速率降低,皮膚敏感性增高,導致皺紋出現。德國醫學專家說,除了看醫生提高肝功能代謝率,顴骨處的皮膚較薄,紫外線尤其會帶來傷害,防曬尤需注意。

◎雙頰冒粉刺

荷爾蒙分泌失調會在額頭、下巴長粉刺。如果臉頰兩側長粉刺,除了清潔不徹底,還可能是心情焦躁、工作壓力大所致。不妨來趟旅行,給身體、心情放個假!

◎毛孔粗大

隨著年齡增長,皮脂分泌會逐漸減少,肌膚保濕力也開始下降,如果這時身體缺乏某種特定維生素,毛孔就會變粗大。最好的解決辦法莫過於攝取足量維生素C,其中所含的膠原蛋白能提高保濕力,肌膚有彈性,毛孔也會隨之隱形!

◎臉色發黑

你可能得看醫生檢查一下是否是腎臟有毛病。腎臟能調節體內水分的代謝,如果腎臟的過濾功能降低,廢物就會長期堆積體內,使得膚色暗沉,剛開始是在肌膚較薄的地方出現色素沉澱,慢慢地會向四周擴散,建議嘗試一下韓國流行的三日蔬果排毒法,每天喝大量的水,吃新鮮蔬果,避免肉食,體內沉積的廢物自然很快排出。

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Explanation on Health in Chinese

From http://www.op90.com/yaotong/yaotong-634.html

我因为经痛去看中医,中医说生理期的时候不能喝黑糖,但就一般认知生理期喝黑糖姜茶或黑糖桂圆不是可以缓解经痛,帮助排经吗?查了一些资料也是这样说。另外,医生还有说,会经痛也是因为体质是酸性,要调成碱性的,像喝豆浆也不能加糖,所以我在想是不是因为吃糖会导致酸性体质?请问有人知道为什么吗?最佳答案:

这是我自己亲身经验…因为我也是痛到会抓狂ㄉ那种..

我们女生月经来时,全身上下的毛孔都会完全打开..这时候..头一两天最好是不要洗头..

因为阿…头皮也是布满了毛孔..假使月经来洗头的话..那么说..不管你用热水或冷水..再加上洗发精..搓阿搓

不单单刺激到头皮毛孔..全身的毛孔都会因此收缩不正常..影响到子宫收缩不正常..这时候你就会更痛啦…

这是我嫂嫂跟我说的…根据医学报导喔..

我自己试过了…但不是说我这次月经来没洗头这次就不会痛…

我的意思是..假如..3月份来月经头一两天不洗头..那么等到4月份来月经你就可以感觉到肚子的疼痛感减轻.

会头痛.腰痛的人..也会减缓痛痛感唷(我妈咪也试过…他说..真的耶.)~~还有在大大时,更顺畅啰..

要忍过两三天不洗头对于天天洗头的我真ㄉ会疯掉..不过..比起经痛歇斯底里的我…我可以忍过低…

还有可以趁月经来的第一天坐去角质(脸.身体皆可)..就足够了..不然你的皮肤会越来越薄!

以下是减缓经痛的饮食方法…..可以试试看唷~!

痛经饮食自然疗法

饮食上特别强调新鲜,而且未经加工的食物,而且要长期来注意遵

守,才能真正感受到健康饮食所带来的喜乐.

1.提升免疫能力:提升免疫能力可减缓痛经的症状

2.增加饮食中的镁钙钾离子

3.补充维生素E维生素C及维生素B群

4.增加纤维素的摄取量

*全谷类

全谷类:包括小米、燕麦、糙米、黑米、五谷米、十谷米、杂粮面

包等

★减缓痛经的主要原因:

1.含丰富镁.钙.钾减轻神经性肌肉紧张,放松肌肉减轻腹胀

2.含纤维质避免过多水份滞留

3.含维生素B群及维生素E,消除疲倦和忧郁的感觉抗氧化提

升免疫力

*豆类及荚豆类

包括:黑豆、黄豆、黄豆制品、四季豆、长豆、甜豆等

★减缓痛经的主要原因:

1.含镁.钙.钾减轻神经性肌肉紧张,放松肌肉减轻腹胀

2.含纤维质,避免过多水份滞留,由少量增加记得不要一次吃

太多避免胀气

3.含维生素B6

*蔬菜类:

包括:甜菜、芥菜、芥蓝菜、菠菜、蕃茄、花菜等

★减缓痛经的主要原因

1.含镁.钙.钾减轻神经性肌肉紧张,放松肌肉,减轻腹胀

2.含纤维质,避免过多水份滞留,由少量增加记得不要一次吃太多

避免胀气

3.含维生素C,舒解压力,提升免疫能力

4.蕃茄含丰富的茄红素与胡萝卜素加成;有抗自由基作用提升免疫

能力

*水果类:

包括:草莓、香瓜、香蕉、葡萄、苹果、奇异果等

★减缓引发痛经的主要原因

1.含钾丰富减轻腹胀及水份滞留

2.含纤维质,避免过多水份滞留,由少量增加记得不要一次吃太多

避免胀气

3.含维生素C,舒解压力,提升免疫能力

※ 避免喝果汁,因果汁不像新鲜水果有较高的纤维,容易使血糖不

稳定可使经痛加剧

*坚果类:

包括:芝麻、杏仁果、胡桃、开心果、亚痲子、瓜子

★减缓痛经的主要原因:

1.必须脂肪酸最佳来源,有助于前列腺素和相关荷尔蒙的分泌可

帮助放松肌肉

2.含维生素E ,减轻情绪不稳定,有助抗氧化, 提升免疫能力

※ 避免吃太多,因为坚果类属高热量的食物,容易发胖喔

*月见草油:

人体内重要的脂肪酸,可舒缓痛增加免疫力

§痛经应避免的食物

避免加工食品或精致食品、甜食、酒精性食品

包括:腌制品、罐头食品、甜点、“巧克力”、咖啡、饮料

(所以阿……巧克力不能当作经痛常备药)

传说经期时吃巧克力不会胖,其实是因为女性经期时通常食欲减低,

与月经来临前的食欲旺盛、身体浮肿相较,体重本来就会比较容易下降。

其实,巧克力的热量并不会因为经期的关系,而减少吸收,

也就是说虽然生理期间可以吃巧克力,但多吃所囤积的热量还是一样会胖喔~!

应避免的主要原因:

1.增加血糖变化,使高、低血糖落差大,易使经痛加剧

2.增加焦虑.使情绪 起伏变化大

3.易增加身体的营养素如:维生素B群和矿物质等流失会增加痛经

更严重

4.会抑制身体对铁钙质的吸收

5.容易造成水份滞留也容易发胖喔

§痛经饮食小秘方

会使您的经痛更严重食物:

饮料、纯糖制品、巧克力、酒精、致糕饼点心、腌制品加工品、

咖啡等

§会使您舒缓经痛症状的食物

*小米、大麦、燕麦片、簥麦、黑麦、芝麻、核桃、月见草油

*芝麻油、深海鱼类、菠菜、蕃茄、豆荚类、花椰菜、高丽菜、苹果、

香瓜、香蕉 等

§应适当的舒解生活压力很重要喔

如:静坐、冥想、呼吸练习、伸展运动、瑜伽、指压、按摩等http://www.e-ms.com.tw/child/gyn3.doc

(绿茶含茶氨酸.可以舒缓期期的不安和头痛感.但有含咖啡因.不建议喝太多)

对了…..要提醒你….如果..你跟我一样是19.20岁的话..建议不要吃月见草油..

虽然大家说对经痛有效..但是..我门太年经还不适合吃喔~!

因为我一ㄍ姊姊…..就是因为经痛吃月见草油….吃到血崩(医生检查出来的..不是我胡说八道!)…

强调以上是我个人亲身经验


I’ve found words in my mind in her writing :)

I’ve found words in my mind in her writing 🙂

There have been thoughts swimming, swirling, running, jumping in and out of my mind and emotion, that more than often, I can’t and not in time to pin these thoughts down,

And here

http://www.deborahspalm.com/author/marciadaviscannon

just once glance, these are what have been going around, developing and fading in and out in my mind.

With thanks to the writer, and

with hope I can clearly find my words and clarity,

and in time I can explain to others to understand easily and usefully … 🙂


Write … Clarity … When I thought I am clear, I thought I have made a decision, I feel lost a little while later after being unable to jump into the choice

Write … Clarity … When I thought I am clear, I thought I have made a decision, I feel lost a little while later after being unable to  jump into the choice, and after talking to people and I tend to always see both sides.

I guess ultimately is:

WHAT DO I WANT

What is my Purpose? How can it be for the greatest good, with flow, with sufficient ease …

 

I feel a lot : It is NOT fighting anymore. It is FLOW.

And discard ALL that is no longer serving the purpose energy.

 

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And while my energy is returning, my physical body, the veins and points are aching.

why? HOW?


Dream … Birds

My dream …small flighty humming birds in a big transparent tank. The tank is just rectangular, very basic plain glass of about a meter-ish, nothing fanciful, yet the birds appear fine.

Except there was this baby bird that seemed to be lost, weak, a few metres away, which I found it, and tried to brush it onto a newspaper to carry it back to its family, supposedly in the glass tank. It must be such a baby, because it seemed that its feather was not fully grown. That was why I felt I couldn’t take it by the hand, and actually brushed it up the newspaper. Its eyes were not fully opened either. A few times, it rolled around till it dropped out again. I managed to finally bring it back to the tank.

The little baby bird definitely did not seem to have fully developed its consciousness.

The other humming birds were flighty, energectic. A number of them were flapping their wings, like dancing, balancing in mid air. Why they were doing this, I am not sure, as I do not recall seeing flowers there. Still, it was full of life. There was a sense of joy, well even though it wasn’t the overflowing type, it was a sense of cheeriness. YES, this is the word – Cheery.

Then as I walked off, after somehow putting the little baby humming bird back (actually I think I assumed it was a humming bird, as there was only small humming birds around and the baby was tiny too, despite it was still greyish. Come to think about it , how a bird landed in the mid of the corridor?) … Anyway, back to as I walked off, the humming birds actually became the background in the glass tank, and I saw many white owls in the foreground! They weren’t solo animals, they were hanging around in a group. Then, one turned its head around, as is if looking at me or us, such big round eyes! And such snow white feathers!

Strange dream.

They were in a tank but I sensed there was a big opening on top, and the birds are free to go. The glass tank did not feel like a cage, holding back the birds’ freedom. It felt more like a protection, and keeping us, humans away, able to watch them, with a distance or barrier , so we can keep our respect and awe.

I sense I really like them and I am in a sense of awe. I constantly felt keep a distance unless they want to approach me. When not ready, just watch and be glad I have found them. This is how I feel. That feeling that I should not change how things are, or the word is “affect” the proper-ness of that world hmmmm

 

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http://www.spiritanimal.info/hummingbird-spirit-animal/

The hummingbird spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the hummingbird as a totem are invited to enjoy the sweetness of life, lift up negativity wherever it creeps in and express love more fully in their daily endeavors. This fascinating bird is capable of the most amazing feats despite its small size, such as traveling great distances or being able to fly backwards. By affinity with the hummingbird, those who have this bird as totem may be encouraged to develop their adaptability and resiliency while keeping a playful and optimistic outlook.

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Perhaps, that baby humming bird is me (Haha come to think about it, it was a bit more plump than the adult hummingbird, just like I am a bit over-weight haha). I am still at infancy stage when it comes to enjoying life. Life is dwelling about responsibility, though not as heavy self brought upon burden as it used to be. “Develop adaptability and resilency while keeping playful and optimistic outlook.”

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Hummingbird Meaning

The hummingbird generally symbolizes joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability. Additional symbolic meanings are:

  • Lightness of being, enjoyment of life
  • Being more present
  • Independence
  • Bringing playfulness and joy in your life
  • Lifting up negativity
  • Swiftness, ability to respond quickly
  • Resiliency, being able to travel great distances tirelessly
 
 

 

The hummingbird spirit animal and the enjoyment of life

If the hummingbird shows up in your life as a spirit animal, it may remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy yourself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to you life’s sweetness, like you would drink the nectar of your own flower.

The call of the hummingbird totem will guide you to open up to love and lightness in your emotional life. When you see your totem, you are encouraged to open up your heart and expose yourself more to joy and love. It might be time to show how you feel to loved ones or people who are close to you.

The hummingbird and the power of swiftness and flexibility

The hummingbird is one of the most fascinating birds because of its ability to move its body swiftly, change direction quickly and smoothly, seemingly gliding from one place to another. By affinity with this power animal, you can be encouraged to use or develop a similar skill.

When the hummingbird shows up in your life, it may be an invitation to flex you path, perhaps even bending backward or forward, in order to accommodate life’s circumstances. You may be required to adapt to a situation that is a bit more demanding than usual. The wisdom carried by this spirit animal emphasizes flexibility and lightness in your approach to the unexpected.

The hummingbird, a power animal indicative of strong sensibility

By association with the hummingbird power animal, you may have already developed a strong adaptability and are typically quick to respond to any demand. You may also have a high sensibility and feel every nuances of emotions or movement in your environment.

Brought to the extreme, this ability may lead you to emotional instability as you shift rapidly from one feeling or mood to another without warning. The hummingbird totem wisdom could challenge you to figure out how to stand strong while being able to move quickly and fly high, whether it’s through your personal or spiritual aspirations.

How to use the hummingbird spirit guide to lift up negativity

The spirit of the hummingbird is a powerful mean to lighten up your mood when you feel down. This power animal is a useful ally to lift you up and instill more joy and playfulness in your daily grind.

When facing challenges or an environment plagued by negativity, call on the hummingbird to help you bring a positive outlook on the situation and find your way out with optimism.

The hummingbird totem and the wisdom of accomplishing great feats

Don’t be deceived by the size of this spirit animal: Even if the hummingbird is one of the smallest birds, it can travel great distances. Those who have that bird as totem are characterized by their resiliency and their ability to run great distances tirelessly. Inspired by this totem, you will be inclined to accomplish what seems impossible to most while keeping it light and enjoyable.

The hummingbird is known for burning a lot of energy quickly to keep flying and therefore needs to find sources of food constantly. If you have the hummingbird as a totem, you may benefit from resting often and taking time to feed yourself with enough, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually, to keep going.

Do you want more abundance and success in your life? Your personal vibration frequency could be the thing holding you back. To start raising your energetic frequency today, you’ll want to download the Energetic Breakthrough Kit from Christie Sheldon. This proven method includes a few things but most of all check out the heart center awakening meditation!

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 http://mara-gamiel.blogspot.sg/2009/09/hummingbird-symbolism.html

The hummingbird symbolizes many different concepts. Because of its speed, the hummingbird is known as a messenger and stopper of time. It is also a symbol of love, joy, and beauty. The hummingbird is also able to fly backwards, teaching us that we can look back on our past. But, this bird also teaches that we must not dwell on our past; we need to move forward. When the hummingbird hovers over flowers while drinking nectar, we learn that we should savour each moment, and appreciate the things we love.

The hummingbird has powerful spiritual significance. In the Andes of South America the hummingbird is a symbol of resurrection. It seems to die on cold nights, but comes back to life again at sunrise.

Hummingbird is the creature that opens the heart. When the hurt that caused us to close our hearts gets a chance to heal, our hearts are free to open again.

With hummingbird consciousness, we learn the truth of beauty. Our life becomes a wonderland of delights in flowers, aromas and tastes. We laugh and enjoy creation, we appreciate the magic of the present moment, and the magic of being alive.

Hummingbird teaches us the medicinal properties of plants and how to work with the energy of flowers to heal ourselves and others. Hummingbirds teach us fierce independence. They teach us to fight in a way where no one gets hurt. They teach us courage. Having the courage to refrain from creating new trauma by communicating non-violently toward ourselves and others is an important part of healing. Recovering lost parts of ourselves enables us to become healthily independent.

It is not commonly known that the fluttering wings of the hummingbird move in the pattern of an infinity symbol – further solidifying their symbolism of eternity, continuity, and infinity.

By observing the Hummingbird, we see they are seemingly tireless. Always actively seeking the sweetest nectar, they remind us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty in each day. Amazing migrators, some Hummingbirds are known to wing their way as far as 2000 miles to reach their destination. This quality reminds us to be persistent in the pursuit of our dreams, and adopt the tenacity of the Hummingbird in our lives.

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http://www.answers.com/Q/What_do_hummingbirds_symbolize

In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timless joy and the Nectar of Life. It’s a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

They are really spectacular birds, and have a lot to teach a person about self discovery and healing.

It stands for immortality. Or sometimes the Sun.

Hummingbird is seen by some as a messenger of love and joy. It symbolises energy, wonder and swift action. It is associated with the Ghost Spirit native American religion which teaches a dance that is intended to return the natural balance of the world.

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 http://spirit-animals.com/hummingbird/

When Hummingbird flits by:

Know that it is time for you to aggressively pursue your dreams and make them a reality. Joy is just around the corner – you simply have to believe that your dreams are possible to manifest now. Stop waiting and go for it! Alternatively perhaps it is time to ask yourself and meditate upon these questions: “Where is your joy?”, “Can you find happiness within yourself?”, and “How can you increase the happiness in your life?”

When Hummingbird is your Animal Totem:

You are a messenger of hope and jubilation. You aggressively seek out those that need inspiration and renewal and bring forth the best in them. You are loyal, playful and persistent.

When Hummingbird thrums through your dreams;

Suggests that seemingly small ideas and concepts often possess a lot of potential and power. Alternatively, it can symbolize your flighty thoughts and frivolous ideas have merit and should be explored.

 

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That baby hummingbird is pretty much me, or this phase of me. I need to nurture myself to full energy to flit around to make dreams come through. I need to grow to be this energy of hope, sun, renewal, resurrection.

The nurturing seems to mean I need alone time.

 

 

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It is already 25 October. I have still been thinking of the dream often. The images are still clear.

I sense I could not seethe little bird, except giving it well wishes to grow strong, full of vitality soon. All I see is the owls, and perhaps the little bird is behind the owls. Even the hummingbirds are being sensed, instead of seen.

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 25 October New dream … related to school, to work, to should I go or not …

What is exactly my role now?

Of course, get myself heal. The balance of my different aspects.

Have to speed up?

 

 

 


Spiritual Practice – BEGIN!

from http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7505/5-easy-ways-to-begin-a-spiritual-practice-today.html

5 Easy Ways To Begin A Spiritual Practice Today

5 Easy Ways To Begin A Spiritual Practice Today

Many of us want to bring spirituality into our lives but don’t know where to begin. Or we think we have to sit in silent meditation for an hour each day in order to be “spiritual.”
This is not true.
Here are 5 easy tips to begin to decrease stress, calm your mind, deepen your spiritual connection, and increase your overall happiness and health.
1. Spend time alone.
One of the ways we avoid suffering and pain is to fill our lives with a lot of busyness. My mom always used to say when I used to complain of my busy Manhattan lifestyle, “Well, it’s better than being bored.”
But actually, spiritually speaking, it’s really good to allow ourselves to be “bored.” It’s super powerful to watch our tendency to want to create something to do, somewhere to go, someone to be with.
We fill our lives to avoid going deeper. In actuality, it is in those moments of stepping past the uncomfortable silence that we start to see and feel the inner essence of who we really are.
2. Develop daily rituals and spiritual study.
Sit with yourself and close your eyes. Even for 5 to 10 minutes. Watch and focus on the breath. Every time the mind starts to chatter with to-do lists, regrets about the past or worries about the future, just bring it back to the breath. With no judgement. You are just watching. Creating awareness. Soon you’ll start to notice how much you live in the antics of your mind, not the present moment. The key to peace and happiness is nothing external. It is actually just being fully present.
Read books. While our transformation needs to be experiential, part of our growth happens while philosophically learning from others. Spirit will guide you to the books you need to read for your spiritual growth right now. Listen and trust.
3. Move your body.
Yoga changed my life. In my corporate finance days, I thought yoga was a waste of time. With my crazy work schedule, I didn’t have much time to exercise so I needed to get the most “bang for my buck” and yoga just didn’t cut it. I didn’t have time to sit and stretch!
Eventually, though, the spiritual books were guiding me to re-try yoga. Only then was I guided to the right teacher and style. I remember leaving those classes walking down the streets of NYC feeling the most peace I had experienced in my mind and body….ever.
If yoga doesn’t speak to you, then dance, take a martial art, or start a fitness routine that you love and makes you feel good.  The idea is to release tension and increase the connection to your body.
4. Align with other like-minded souls. 
You are the company you keep. This can be difficult when you’re beginning on the spiritual path because your current friends, and especially family, may not understand what you’re up to. Then you may start to doubt or question the changes you are feeling. This is where the yoga studio or meditation group friends become your new circle. They’ve either been there already or are going through it. Connect with them. You’ll need a mentor and tribe to guide you through the journey.
5. Step out of your comfort zone.
You may find yourself in a room full of people chanting in sanskrit, being asked to stand on your head, or sit on the ground cross-legged for a half-hour. You may find yourself perusing spiritual book stores or going to a meditation practice rather than out for happy hour.
You may begin to have creative desires that you never knew you had or feeling more fearless to take a travel adventure on your own. These practices may be unlike anything you’ve ever done before….Scary. Weird. Uncomfortable. It’s OK. Stay open. Magic happens here.
It is my wish that these few simple tips guide you on your path. Whether you are just starting out, or have been feeling guided for a while, these few simple lessons are the basics that we can ALWAYS return to. They are still all a part of my daily practice.

Morning Practice

This early morning rise of mine today has led me 

thinking desiring more of a good morning routine leading and enhancing spiritual growth.

As usual, I look for articles and found this!

Thanks s Michelle Nickolaison,who’s biased towards yoga, her write-up at http://tinybuddha.com ; ) !

Also, I found  http://guidingechoes.com/seven-morning-spiritual-practices-to-start-your-day-off-right/

From http://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-develop-a-strong-morning-practice-to-start-your-day-well/
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How to Develop a Strong Morning Practice to Start Your Day Well

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Your mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. We all know this. If you get off to a bad start, oftentimes the rest of your day follows suit.

The best way to combat this is to come up with a meaningful morning practice that acts as a buffer between getting up and starting your day, and puts you in the right headspace to go out and face the world. (Or do whatever it is you do, on a day-to-day basis.)

It gives you a space in the morning where you know you can be mindful to help you strive for mindfulness for the rest of your day, and it also kick starts your body and mind.

What is a Morning Practice?

It can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be. I like to think of mine as a set of rituals. I get up, drink some water, and then do yoga and Shiva Nata. After that, I ground, center, and then meditate for five to ten minutes.

Then I shower, get dressed, sit down at my desk, and do a daily one card tarot draw, recording it in my journal. After all of that, I can boot up the computer and write my words for the day.

It sounds awfully involved when it’s listed like that. In actuality, it only takes thirty to sixty minutes, and it has enough factors that it can be tweaked depending on how I’m feeling in the morning and how much time I have to spend on it.

You might notice that it includes not only physical activities, and not solely mental activities, either; it’s a good blend of both. It doesn’t do a lot of good to start the day mentally awake but with a stiff and sluggish body, and it doesn’t do any good to start the day with your body warmed up but your mind not.

The best way to wake up your body is through exercise. Obviously I am biased towards yoga and Shiva Nata, but you might like something else. Running is a popular option, or tai chi.

Exercise will get your blood flowing. It also makes you feel more energized and provides a rush of endorphins (basically, chemicals that make you feel awesome). Who wouldn’t want to start their day off with that?

There’s just as many options for waking up mentally. Meditation is another activity with well proven benefits, and it’s so simple that you can do it without any tools at all. If you like, though, you can listen to music without words or sounds to help you along. I like beach or water noises, personally.

I’d suggest starting out with an easily manageable chunk of time, just a few minutes, and then working your way up to ten minutes or longer. I’d also suggest meditating after exercising, so that there’s less risk of falling back asleep!

Another option is writing. I use 750words.com. It’s the digital version of the morning pages exercise from The Artist’s Way. Or you can write three pages by hand—whichever works better for you. This is especially useful for writers, because it lets us get all of the “gunk” out of our head. That way, when we sit down to write again later in the day, we have clear minds.

And of course, there’s always prayer, if that works with your personal worldviews.

Building Your Practice

If you don’t currently have a morning practice, don’t design something long and complicated when you’re starting off. I started off with five minutes of yoga. That was it. Then I went up to fifteen minutes, added a few minutes of meditation, added the daily draw and writing, and the Shiva Nata came last, very recently.

I first began six or seven months ago, so it does take time to build a balanced morning practice. But it’s so worth it to start with just one small change today. There’s nothing like starting your day off feeling fabulous, physically and mentally.

Photo by Shaun Scholtz.

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About Michelle Nickolaisen

Michelle is a 22 year old blue haired Austinite, who writes about creativity and spirituality at Wicked Whimsy.

 

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

 

 

From http://guidingechoes.com/seven-morning-spiritual-practices-to-start-your-day-off-right/

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Seven Morning Spiritual Practices to Start Your Day Off Right

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How you wake up each morning is important, and what you do after you wake up is even more critical, as it sets the mood for the rest of your day. We all have bad days and while we can’t prevent them from taking place, we can set our mood in the morning to help us navigate through them.

Most people aren’t morning people because they don’t know how to start their morning off right. They start their day with the annoying screech of an alarm clock, listening to the news and arguing with their kids or spouses. If that’s how your day usually starts, is it any wonder that you’re not a morning person?

We’ve all heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out.” This saying means that whatever we put into our minds will effect our attitude and the way behave with others. However, it also effects how we see the world. If you are addicted to the news, and if this is what you listen to first thing in the morning, then you will start your day by feeling stressed, disappointed and miserable before you even walk out the door. You’ll be overly cautious, looking over your shoulder and waiting for the next bad thing to happen to you. Remember, that 99% of the things we worry about never actually happen. And worrying about a situation or event won’t prevent it from taking place, so why would you want to spend all your energy on something that isn’t beneficial to you?

In this article, you’ll be presented with 7 spiritual practices that will help you to start your day off right.

Reading: It may seem simple, but spending just a few minutes each morning to read an uplifting passage from an encouraging, spiritual book can help to get your day off to a great start. Spiritual books give you good, solid advice and increases your awareness of your own behavior through out the day. They also teach you how to respond to the negative things around you. Build your spiritual muscles by making it a point to read something encouraging, insightful and uplifting each morning. This raises your vibration and puts you in a good mood. You’ll be amazed by the results.

Yoga: This simple art of breathing and stretching provides many physical benefits as well as spiritual ones. Yoga is useful in helping you to develop flexibility, strength and balance. Many people have experienced weight loss and increased stamina from yoga alone. The act of stretching and breathing connects you to the energy of the universe. When it’s done properly, it also helps to re-align your chakras and to get your life energy (also referred to as chi) to flow properly. People of every age and body shape can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Remember to go at your own pace and start by doing the exercises that are comfortable for you.

Meditation: If you’re the type of person who wakes up with a mind that is full of needless chatter, than you will benefit greatly from this simple exercise. 10 minutes alone can help to calm your overwhelming thoughts and silence your mind so that you can think clearly, perhaps for the first time. Clearing your mind for your own incessant chatter opens your spiritual ears so that you can receive guidance from the Universe. Until you quiet your mind, you will find it difficult to connect with God. Meditation has physical benefits too, such as lowering blood pressure, increasing blood flow and enhances your immune system.

Visualization: How would you like your day to go? What are your goals? How do you want people to treat you? Don’t just hope for the results that you want. Make them happen through visualization. Take just 5-10 minutes each morning (or more if you have the time, find the exercise fun and even somewhat addicting) and create a movie of how you want your day to go. Are you dreading a meeting with a difficult client? Imagine yourself in that meeting and see the power of the universe supporting you. See your guides and angels crowding around you, giving you the right words to say at the right time. See your difficult client smiling and accepting your information with grace and gratitude. The best way to think of visualization is a prayer that you see. You are putting this information out to the Universe and the Universe will respond in kind. Although things may not always go the way that you plan, you should find that things end up working themselves out or that you are somehow better equipped to take on the challenges of the day.

Prayer: Communicating with your deities is like starting the day by talking to your best friend. You can share your hopes and fears with them, and they will give you advice on how to go about it. Sometimes, we may not hear our guides talk back to us, but we honor them by praying to them and making them our first priority in the morning. When you do this, they will make their presence know to you. You may feel them as an impression or an inner voice, or you may even get the feeling that a loving presence is with you throughout your day. Think of them as your own group of cheerleaders. They are always there for you and want you to succeed. And if you need a proverbial shoulder to cry on, they’re there for that to. Quite simply, deities see things that we don’t and therefore, can do things that we can’t. It never hurts to have an ally on your side and they are always happy to be there.

Thankfulness: Spiritual mentor Wayne Dyer has mentioned that this is his favorite morning practice. Each morning, before you get out of bed, run through a list of the things that you are thankful for. Your list may be small, or it may be long. It doesn’t matter so long as you generate those feelings of gratitude and thank God for the wonderful blessings he’s poured into your life. Even if things are tough, you can always find something to be thankful for. You can be thankful for your bed, your health, your eyesight, you friends, your kids, your job or even your unemployment check. Some people prefer to say their thank you’s out loud while others write them in a journal. Either way works, so do what is right for you. Remember that when we say thank you to God, the universe, our friends and co-workers, that our gratitude creates reciprocal feelings of love and contentment, and also encourages them to do more for us because they know that we genuinely appreciate their favor.

Go For A Walk: How often do you get out and spend time with nature? If you’re like most people, you find that you spend more time indoors that outdoors. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the many physical benefits of walking but are you familiar with the spiritual rewards of this exercise? The sky, the trees, flowers, plants, animals, lakes, soil and even bugs all have messages for us and if we don’t spend time with them, how can we hear what they are trying to say? Walks not only increases the number of cells in our brains and the connections that these cells make. They also connect us to nature. That connection helps us to be more creative and, as with yoga, gets our energy flowing. Walking outside also puts us in the moment in a good way. If you choose to go for a walk to gain spiritual benefits as well as physical ones, you may want to leave the dogs or the kiddies at home. You can always take them later.

Although we have listed these practices as exercises to do in the morning, you can do them in the afternoon or evening as well. The purpose of doing them in the morning is to ground you before the day starts. Don’t feel as if you must do all 7 exercises each and every morning. Instead, play with them and see which ones feel the best to you.

You can try rotating them and try a different exercise each day. Or you can stick to one or two to do each morning. It’s completely up to you.

Do you have a morning routine that wasn’t on the list? Have you experimented with the practices above? If so, how did they effect you? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below.

We would love hear from you. Namaste.

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CREATE A NEW STORY -quiz I haven’t tried

http://tinybuddha.com/recreatequiz

I haven’t tried the 7-question quiz. I like what I see

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CREATE A NEW STORY!


I have a good Meditation this morning :D :D :D … 40 Days Meditation

I woke up naturally slightly before 6 am this morning AND I MEDITATED! IT was a good meditation. Think it was almost an hour. The meditation just felt right, even I may not have gone into the “no thoughts” state extensively. I am pretty I have learnt to OBSERVE and be AWARE and also,let that part of me just speak from moment to moment for insights.

Guess it is time to go for the  40 Days Meditation Challenge that Patriji and all at Pyramid Meditation have recommended 😀

Imagine …

Sat 27 Sep Day 1

Sun 28 Sep Day 2

Mon 30 Sep Day 3

Tue  1 Oct  Day 4

Wed 2 Oct Day 5

Thu  3 Oct Day 6

Fri   4 Oct Day 7

—— Week 1 🙂

Sat  5 Oct Day 8

Sun 6 Oct Day 9

Mon 7 Oct Day 10

Tue  8 Oct Day 11

Wed 9 Oct Day 12

Thu 10 Oct Day 13

Fri   11 Oct Day 14

—— WEEK 2 😀

Sat  12 Oct Day 15

Sun 13 Oct Day 16

Mon 14 Oct Day 17

Tue  15 Oct Day 18

Wed 16 Oct Day 19

Thu   17 Oct Day 20

Fri    18 Oct Day 21

—— WEEK 3 😀 🙂

Sat  19 Oct Day 22

Sun 20 Oct Day 23

Mon 21 Oct Day 24

Tue  22 Oct Day 25

Wed 23 Oct Day 26

Thu  24 Oct Day 27

Fri   25 Oct Day 28

—— WEEK 4 😀 😀

Sat  26 Oct Day 29

Sun 27 Oct Day 30

Mon 28 Oct Day 31

Tue 29 Oct Day 32

Wed 30 Oct Day 33

Thu 31 Oct Day 34

Fri  1 Nov Day 35

—— WEEK 5 😀 😀 😀

Sat 2 Nov Day 36

Sun 3 Nov Day 37

Mon 4 Nov Day 38

Tue 5 Nov Day 39

Wed 6 Nov Day 40

40 DAYs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Message for Me today?

 

From http://www.dailyspiritualguide.com/

Write your own Play

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.

If somebody hates, they must feel something about me or they couldn’t possibly hate. Therefore, there’s some way in which I can communicate. But if they don’t even see me, I’m finished – there’s no way in which I can get to them.

If you hate the scene you’re in, if you’re unhappy, if you’re lonely, if you don’t feel that things are happening, change your scene. Paint a new backdrop. Surround yourself with new actors. Write a new play – and if it’s not a good play, get the hell off the stage and write another one. There are millions of plays – as many as there are people.

From, “Living, Loving & Learning”,
By Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

The Real You

Just as your old habits developed and gathered their present strength over a long period of time, so must you be disposed to give time and repeated practice to the new desired habits.

For a while, you may feel as though you are merely pretending. You will feel so sure that the old feelings or attitudes are more truly yours than the new intention and effort.

God, however, will be more disposed to see the real “you” in your new effort rather than in your old habits. He will acknowledge and respect the “you” you are trying to be, rather than judge you by the unwanted recurring behavior of the past.

“My Daily Life”,
by Anthony J. Paone, S.J.

From http://www.angelfire.com/tn/moonlodge/innocence.html

The card you chose is innocence.

Usually, this card comes up when we’ve become predictable or gotten ourselves in a rut. It could be a rut at work, in interaction to our family, with our intimate relationship, or even with God.

Life has become so routine that it lacks surprise, so you are becoming emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically stale.

If you think of the word, innocence, what comes to mind? Someone who is naive, perhaps, and easily duped? If that is part of your definition, the very belief around that could be stopping you from embracing the fresh new perspective this card suggests you very much need. If you already know the answers, there is no need to ask new questions. This is a time where new questions are needed.

A breath of youthful innocence can release you from knowing everything. How ridgid is your daily schedule now? That’s because you know everything. You know exactly what to do and when to do it, so how can new experience reach you. Or maybe someone else holds your schedule and you allow that because you know they know everything. There is another opinion, deep beneath the controlled and predictable path, but you have to be willing to let go of what you think you know, to hear it.

Give up your attachment to form. Allow freshness and unexpected direction. You have been prisoner to your own plan, and are now in the proverbial rut. Forget what you know. Ask what you feel. Forget what you expect. Ask what you want. Forget what you see. Ask what you miss seeing. Look on your life and the absence of surprise, and ask how growth is possible.

 

Innocence means an ability to approach any situation without expectation or preconception. Try going into your work place as if you’ve never been there before. Greet each person in total innocence, not expecting them to be the same person they were yesterday but as if you never knew them. Live in a state of innocence, and you can create a new world every day. In order to allow innocence in your life, you must give up control. This may be the greatest message of this card. As long as you only do something when you are reasonably sure you can predict the result, you stifle any chance of breakthrough or peak experience in your life. Try something new. Be willing not to know.