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Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Take Care of Your Body and the Mind Will Follow

Take Care of Your Body and the Mind Will Follow

I will take a departure from the normal content of this blog, to touch upon a topic that has recently become important in my life and my family’s life: taking care of your body – especially your teeth. My children have long been afraid of the dentist – and for good reason too. They have had unpleasant experiences during dental exams with their previous dentist, and as a result, do not ever want to visit a dentist again. I tried my best to explain to them why it was important to regularly (every 6 months) visit a dentist for an oral exam, but couldn’t put together the right things to tell them. So, I asked for help from my friend who works in the dental industry, and she pointed me to an unpublished article she had once written about the importance of oral care, and how it is connected to the rest of your body. Her friend, Dr. Pham, was very helpful in giving her practical advice, which she later put into her article. Here is a link to her practice, Vibrant Smiles, where she works as a dentist NRH (short for North Richland Hills, which is in Texas). This is the article in full:

Do you know that aside form doing our usual oral care regimen at home we should also see our dentists at least twice in a year? Ideally, it has to be once every six months. For most of us, perhaps the only time we feel compelled to visit our dentists is when we’re experiencing pain and discomfort and more often than not the problem at this point has already gotten worse. The primary reason why we should make it a priority to see our dentist is to ensure that our teeth and gums are in excellent condition. What is a day in 6 months going to cost you? Besides it wouldn’t hurt if you sacrifice two days in a year to see your dentist. When we adhere to our oral exams we are ensuring that any potential oral health problem can be controlled or if it already exists which is almost always the case, at least it can be treated early on and dealt with in the most conservative way possible.

Keep in mind that if you always forego seeing your dentist any potential oral health problem you may currently have can advance quickly and this can cost you a lot of money especially if the condition gets worse since its corresponding treatments are expensive. The good thing about oral health checkups is it can reveal problems at its initial stages, which means there’s still a great chance the condition can be reversed. It’s also necessary because if there are any oral health problems that are left untreated and unmanaged it can progress and spread to other parts of the body and this can negatively impact your health.

What is the relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body?

The state and condition of your mouth may signify other problems in your body. But through regular dental visits specifically twice a year, the health condition of your mouth will be monitored including your overall wellbeing. Take dental cavities as an example. If dental cavities are left untreated it can spread to the base of the affected tooth and if the condition gets worse it can lead to an infection confined within the area. If dental cavities are not treated immediately with a root canal the bacteria can seep into the bloodstream and this can lead to the possibility of a systemic infection.

Numerous studies have revealed a strong link between gum disease and health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and dementia. So if you don’t want to end up with any of these conditions make it a priority to see your dentist and follow your appointments. From now on, pencil in your dental visits so you won’t forget about it given that you’ll only get to see your dentist maximum twice a year.

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog, The Enlightenment

Spiritual Enlightenment Explained

Spiritual Enlightenment Explained

A spiritual enlightenment is the realization of what is truly real. Wow. That isn’t helpful, is it? It is just a side of a circular logic: “the realization on what is truly real.” Okay. Let us try another. It is the reconnection to you and the thing called divine, in which are ultimately the same.

How about that? Is that better?

The one of the big thing that the spiritual awakening reveal to us—along the truth–are the vastness of our limitation. A spiritual awakening is then felt throughout our body, mind, heart and soul, but not sooner have that erupted then we are forced to see how much limited we have been in so many regard. The bright light is shining in the inner most depths of us asks a potent question: “Now that we all know about the truth, will we now clean up our homes or will we just try to ignore all of our illusion, pains, and misconception?”

Many First Spiritual Awakening Encounters

There is no one way that individuals experience an awakening. The awakened state includes all encounters and states of consciousness. Nevertheless, there are a few common tendencies in awakening. Occasionally, a spiritual awakening is a form of failure where someone ultimately lets go of something, and also the facts is shown. (You might also like: The Thing Called “Soulmates” and Other Myths that Holds Our Love)

But, the springing up of the truth within you remains, as well as your life is changed in a spiritual awakening. The inquiry is do you do your resist or adopt it?

Reality Versus Delusion

From the view of the head, a spiritual awakening provides you a clearer comprehension of what’s real versus what’s illusory. You may perceive all of the things which are made up, and just about everything is made up when you get right down to it. The first awakening is world-shattering for most folks due to the fact that they begin to see how they bought into a particular manner of living, determined some matters were significant and others weren’t, etc. The basic principles of life also become quite straightforward as the focus goes towards matters like ethics, truth, and unconditional love to others. However, in awakening, it means letting go of lots of delusions about who you believed you’re and giving up.

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Blog, The Enlightenment

The 5 Signs You Know You’re Experiencing Spiritual Enlightenment

The 5 Signs You Know You’re Experiencing Spiritual Enlightenment

I have spent a great deal of time also it is likely time to circle back to what that means. I blogged about “What’s a Spiritual Awakening” some time past, and my fundamental definition of awakening is the fact that you understand what’s actual. It is realized by you on subtle energy levels –heart, body, head, and multiple levels. The soul comes and you also are irrevocably altered–even in the event that you try and return to old ways of being. Generally, I believe everyone has religious openings daily, however they do not adhere and become that rolling swell of awakened consciousness that deeply alters everything.

We surrender to what’s instead of constantly attempting to manipulate, control, or direct what’s before us in a vain effort to get that which we believe we need in letting go. And finally, the awakened state of consciousness is consistently here in this instant. Bear in mind, that most folks attempt to run back to the self, which is the reason why there’s often so much suffering and pain in the majority of people’s first awakening shift. Also, healing and detoxing may be a messy procedure. So while the subsequent spiritual awakening hints seem easy (and they’re), we frequently go through extreme journeys to de-complicate our own lives and bring our lives back right-side up. (You might also like: Spiritual Enlightenment Explained)

1. All I Feel Is Love

It is not ugly. You feel love for everybody. You need to provide love to everybody, and you also feel as if you can get love from everyone. This really is not an intimate or sexual matter, although that is definitely not precluded. Since it is also not only a thought that is visionary, platonic.

2. A Deep Sense of Peace , Calm or Serenity

Another indication of a spiritual awakening may be deep awareness of peace or calm. Frequently we move back and forth from this composure into the old awful self thoughts for some time, but the calmness grows as we continue to decide on the facts of our love. The internal waters that worry, rage, shame, remorse, and so forth have been continuously disturbing begin settling down. Each time something gets agitated it becomes more easy to see what it’s as this inner peace grows. In the mix of clarity, peace, and love, you start to understand the expansiveness of your abilities as well as a number of the depth of your mistakes. All these are secondary spiritual awakening hints–without the primary ones I am listing, it might not really be an awakening).

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Blog, Relationships

The Magic of Holding Space In Your Relationships

The Magic of Holding Space In Your Relationships

Holding spaces is just one of these term that mystifies lots of folks. It is like, “How do I hold spaces precisely? I will do all my best to clarify this terms and it is a strong additions to your religious practice.

Largely when I’m using this term, it is in reference to how we all interact with scenarios and others. This is just a little bit daft, although I assume it can be utilized in reference to holding space on yourself. It sorta augments an internal duality that really don’t need to be there. Building internal space includes becoming the witness or the watcher to your ideas. That is a measure one for starting to see that many of the things running via your brain really have nothing to do with you. (You might also like: Resistance:  How to Let Go)

Holding Space: The Vital Traits

I would like to attempt on breaking this down a bit. These are a couple essential features to holding a space, and I Will give an example to solidify what I am referring to. These are some parts:

• Let go of judgement
• Letting another on having whatever expertise they have
• Give your entire undivided attentions to the scenario/ individual that is other

Those are actually the crucial components of space that is holding. You are not attempting to affect the specific situation. Acquire at it you are not attempting to repair it, or change almost any result. You’re just being on it completely so it can work itself out. This really don’t mean becoming a casualty on it. Quite the contrary really, you are quite strong in this space, so it definitely does not mean being hurt physically by the another. By when you are deep into space in this way, you’re a lot immune to any “psychological” distress than you understand. Much of mental distress is only egotism wounding. It is take what someone is saying. But oddly, what most folks say about is only a reflection of themselve. It is impersonal. While we do not turn a blind eye on everything other folks were saying, we actually start to comprehend just much delusion everyone is immobilized in also. 

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Blog, Process, The Enlightenment

Resistance:  How to Let Go

Resistance: How to Let Go

One of the greatest not-so-secret secrets of the spiritual path is this: let go. Just let go.

Most of our minds are trained to be these complex structures, and subsequently, our complex ego-minds want a complex path to spiritual awakening. We’ve thought up all kinds of tools and techniques from breathwork to meditation to chanting and so forth. And these are all beautiful things to do, ways to connect with people, and spiritual practices to pass the time. But they don’t have anything to do with awakening.

Sure, awakening can come during the times that you do those things, but it doesn’t have to. Awakening comes because at some point in time, you fully let go. You let go of all the things that you thought you are and all the things you’re trying to do. You come to this effervescent, shining sense of okay-ness with yourself, and you wake up. (You might also like: Encountering Ego’s Death)

Spiritual Awakening Can’t Be That Easy

And why not? Why does awakening have to be hard? I can tell you in my own life that in all the ways that things have been hard, I’ve been holding on to some idea of how I should be living my life. In trying to cram the expansiveness of my life into a small idea, I’ve been miserable. In all the ways, that I try to pretend that I’m not “fully awakened” yet and attempt to act in ways that don’t support who I am, I’m simply crushed and defeated. Spiritual awakening is about fully letting go into this present moment. No retreat or spiritual practice actually gets you there. There’s no process to go through at all. I’m sure that last line seems ironic given the name of this website. But the truth remains. You wake up in the singular moment when you let go of all resistance.

So What’s the Spiritual Process About?

The spiritual awakening process is about how long it takes before you fully let go. It can also be a way of managing the ego-driven reality of your life for the short term until you can manifest a way of living that aligns with your deepest self. With that said, the process should be temporary at best and often un-needed. A process for awakening is usually manifested to make the remnants of a despondent ego-mind feel better about itself and feel like it has some measure of control over life. Of course, if you’ve awakened, you know that you ultimately have no control over anything. Control is an illusion. You don’t even control your body. If some neural pathways go dead in your head, try to lift your arm. Whoops. Can’t do that anymore. So much for the idea that you even control your body.

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