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The Powers that Be…

I have blogged about security and some things about the COVID19 and other things, but I never talked about the good points of the virus outbreak.  Are there any?   Yes?  Here is one train of thought from my good friend at “Blessed with a Star on the Forehead“. Some of my info may overlap, but not the way it’s said or the thoughts behind the statements.  Those are always individual.

I am a very firm believer in the Law of Attraction.  Among other things, it states that everything is perfect and will continue to be perfect.  This universe is here to give us whatever we desire.  What we reflect on the most will draw power and attraction to it.

A big over-simplification, but correct.  Whatever we think upon the most, the strongest, and whatever we believe – happens.  It’s as simple as that.  It means you cannot blame others for what happens to you.  You can change what is happening to you by changing your mind.  You are very powerful, especially as concerns your own life.

So, why a worldwide virus epidemic?  One very smart individual had been talking with others and this thought came up:  This world (people) have been worried about over-population for many years.  We have also been worried about a “supervirus” wiping us all out.  Most people worry about their health.  So, why is it surprising that a virus appears which may well cure over-population and threatens our health, globally?

Most people (meaning nearly all, especially the “experts”) have been/are worried about, not “if” a supervirus comes, but “when” a supervirus comes.  We all hear/have heard that very very much in the news, magazines, and shows.  So, what we have thought about the most and the strongest is that a supervirus would arrive and threaten the entire human population on the earth.  So, it has.

Now, what can we do about it?  Well, following the contact and food and other restrictions is not a bad thing.  It can help, probably does, in fact.  But out attitudes and how we think and what we think about needs to change.  If enough people change their thinking about this virus, it will become a thing of the past, a non-entity.  It doesn’t have to affect you as far as contracting it.

I am not saying to just start going out and talking, touching, and so on… Follow those guidelines, but importantly, watch your thoughts.  See if you are negatively-focused or positively-focused.

It makes a difference and can show the world the power of the Law of Attraction.  In fact, it is, even now…up to you.  You can control your thoughts.

Need some help?  There are many books out there that you could read now…I mean, you probably are at home for awhile…right?

Pam Grout’s books and Facebook page and WP blogging page.

Beginning books by Ester Hicks about Abraham and the Law of Attraction.

Start there. Ask me here.  And, believe that “all things ARE possible”.

Namaste,

Scott

Highs and Lows…

I realize my last post was about my being “something Great!”.  I also realize how pumped up I normally am.  It  just goes to show you we are all human.

I had a kinda meltdown today.  Nothing drastic, nothing even serious – but still significant to me.  I was taking a shower and had just come off the season 3 finale of “Orange is the New Black” (excellent!).  While in the shower I began to get a fairly uncommon (of recent), but very familiar feeling called “worry” and “stress” hitting me.  I began to have some stomach problems, the water in the shower was a cross between invigorating and irritating and I found myself beginning to get that old “clinched” feeling in  my hands, stomach, and (excuse, please) bowels.

Now, I am (as I said) used to this feeling.  It is what brought me to the bring of exhaustion, brought about such anxiety I had to be decently medicated, made me depressed, and was the basis for my stroke.  Yes, I am familiar with stress and worry.

This time, however, I was able to think it through.  I didn’t spaz out and collapse into tears and all.  What I did was to think about what is bothering me.  All of it:

1)  Dad’s in the nursing home.

2)  Dad may not be with us a whole lot longer.

3)  Mom’s a nervous wreck over Dad.

4)  Sis is not sleeping due to 1-3 above and school starting in a few weeks.

5)  My car is in the shop.

6)  I had a stroke.

7)  I can no longer work and bring in a significant amount of money.

8)  I just had my hip replaced.

9)  I am not dating (not sure if that’s really good or bad).

10)  I don’t sleep well anymore.

11)  My roof has a hole in it and needs to be repaired, but it is raining nearly every day.

12)  Anything else I haven’t thought of so I can have 12 items.

So, a decent list.  I decided God is still in control.  Everything will work out in the end.  And, I needed to do something – So, voila! I am writing to my most wonderful set of friends out here in Blogland.  You are all always so great.  When you have problems, you write about them and you nearly always have great positive things to say when others are down.  It would be great if my top 30 blogging friends lived with me in one city, so we could chat and meet and talk and all…(come on, I know you have, at least, thought about it.).  Not gonna happen, but still…

Look!  Already, just writing to you has brought me mostly out of my funk (I said, “Mostly”).  I am more positive now and will go back to doing what I do and being thankful I have such a great set of people out there.  I would do names, but it honestly has become long enough of a list I would miss at least one person and I don’t want to do that.

So, if you consider me a friend, know I consider you one as well and you have helped out a friend today!

Namaste,

Scott

(PS – I can always use MORE FRIENDS!!!)

A Short Collection of Catch-up Thoughts Early in the Morning

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I wasn’t going to write anything tonight (well, now, last night), but as I looked over the week and the writings and just my life in general, I decided I would do something short and, for me, to the point.  I decided just to let you in on what’s going on and what’s new.

First, I have taken to a new game.  No, not a video game this time (I am still on Skyrim and am at level 41.  I have never been here before).  No, I am talking about the old-fashioned “Dungeons and Dragons” – “D&D”.   I found a site, roll20 and fell in love with it.  The site has taken the board game and, instead of making a video of it, they have brought the table to the Internet.  They have a virtual table and dice and you play just like you used to – roll dice and move and talk in groups (via Raidcall and chat on the site and Skype).  It is addictive, once a week for me – Mondays 7pm-11pm.  I am a Rogue (thief in the older language) and help my group of 3 others through what may be months of playing.  Check out the site.  It is fun and educational.

My vegan diet is going well.  I have lost just under 10 pounds in 4 months and my blood sugar is doing well.  My blood pressure was around 104/48 several times and they may need to remove or reduce one of my meds!  Great!  I find out in December.

I am feeling better for the most part.  I still don’t sleep well, but manage to put in about 9 1/2 broken hours a night.  I still have some nights where I don’t get to sleep until dawn, but it all works out in a few days.  I have been sneezing today and have some sinus problems and a headache, but I don’t think I am getting sick, just tired and the weather is changing here – hard.

I am getting to read some of your posts, though not as many as I might have hoped.  Yes, I know it is a choice, but I need to do these other things.  Just know I think about a lot of you all the time and save the links so I can do, at least, some as time permits.

Finally, I am now doing about 1/2 – 2/3 of the cleaning of my house.  I still hope to have someone in once a month to give it a thorough going-through, but I am doing a lot of it on my own and that is a huge improvement.

By the way, I have taken a liking to Peanut butter (organic), sauerkraut, mustard, and Italian dressing or rye.  Don’t ask, but I do like it.

Guess that’s it.  Love you all…

Namaste,

Scott

Got Milk?

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I decided that for this particular opinion post, I would make a plea for everyone to think strongly about switching to:

1)  Almond Milk (sweetened or unsweetened)

2) Almond Vanilla Milk (sweetened or unsweetened)

Why the switch?  Well, it’s a simple matter of healthier, I think.

A cup of 2% White Milk has 120 calories, 5 grams of fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 11 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, 11 grams sugar, 9 grams of protein, 25% vitamin D, and 30% of your calcium.

A cup of Silk Sweetened Almond Milk has 80 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 14 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 13 grams sugar, 1 gram protein, 25% vitamin D, and 45% of your calcium.

If you go the unsweetened route (this is easy to get used to over cereal), the calories drop to 20, sodium is 180 mg, carbohydrates drop to 1 gram, and your sugar is 0.

I think that an important aspect to all of this is that there is no cholesterol in Almond Milk.  There are no animal products in it at all.  The unsweetened version does not taste bad (as with everything, you have to give it a couple of weeks to get used to it, maybe less), and since the carbs is 1 and the fiber is 1, you have a net of ZERO carbs in a glass.

I am fairly certain there are recipes for smoothies and other items that can use this wonderful product.

The reason I didn’t discuss Soy Milk is simply that very often is contains progesterone which is bad for anyone in fair quantities and really bad for men, especially older men.

Cutting out sugar, fat, calories, carbs, and cholesterol seems to me to be a win/win situation.  If you just can’t get used to the unsweetened taste, you can add Agave Syrup (about 1 tsp to a cup).  It has about 5-6 carbs in a teaspoon, but they are very low GI so sugar doesn’t spike.

Try it for 2 weeks and see.  It does cost more, but I have been sick 1 time in the last 4 years.  I feel better and, while I know it has a lot to do with all the things I am doing, this is a great start to a good change.

Latest report:  Weight down 10.4 pounds, Cholesterol meds stopped, Blood sugar running 70-85 in the mornings, and blood pressure runs low (May have to reduce or stop a med for that).  It was 104/34 and 104/52 last week on two morning readings.   Other thing is that, with the help of my reflexologist, I am taking much larger strides, pain is down, and I am doing a lot more around the house.  I am walking better.  I still use my cane, but a lot of that is because my balance is still off (and probably will be for a long time).

Enjoy your life; I am enjoying mine.

Namaste,

Scott

I am Eating What?!

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Two things tonight:  First, I want to catch you up on me.  Second, I have something I found very interesting.  Many of you may have already known it, but I did not.

First.

My efforts at being vegan and helping my health are working out very nicely.  People have gotten used to me being vegan now, so there’s that problem avoided most of the time.  I take my own food often when I visit someone else, and I get weird combinations at meals out.  As far as health is concerned, my blood pressure has dropped enough I think I may have to talk to the doctor about reducing something in my meds at my visit in December (if not before).  My reading today was 104/34 and that is a tad low for that bottom number.  I don’t feel bad, but still may need to ask.  I have not had my repeat tests; those will be on December 12th.  But my sugar is lower now (my diet is better packed with vegetables) and my weight has dropped 9.6 pounds (a little less than 1 pound per week).  I can even report last night, for the first time in over 2 years, I slept 6.5 hours without getting up!

Second, I have found I really like sauerkraut.  Now, I already knew this, but stayed away because of salt content.  Well, the salt does not seem to be bothering me and I do love the taste.  What I really love is the taste of the brand I buy now at Earth Fare.  It’s made of cabbage, sea salt, and water.  This is what got me to doing some online studying.  I always thought sauerkraut had vinegar in it.  That’s way I thought it was so sour.  Not so!!!  Wiki (link at end) tells me that sauerkraut is fermented cabbage!  I did not know this.  I was fascinated as I read how they leave the cabbage out for days or even weeks to ferment it and make it taste so good.

I then read how very good for you it is.  The enzymes in it are excellent for digestion, the product itself is good for soothing your stomach (that was a big surprise), and there was some talk of it helping to stop cancer.  These are excellent reasons.  The bad part?  Well, the only part mentioned was the resulting flatulence that can happen (read that as “probably will”).  Sounds good to me.  After all, there is some advantage to living alone!

I know I really shortened the wiki article in the above, but that is the main high points.  The article is very well done and you should take the 10 minutes and educate yourself on this particular food product.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauerkraut

Enjoy eating, enjoy living, and enjoying whatever else comes your way.

Namaste,

Scott

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