Thursday, July 31, 2008

That Looks Just Like An Eye!!!

I usually don't just copy and paste other people's writings in their entirety but that is what I've done with the following article from a site called God's Pharmacy. sparrow posted the link on The Father's Love Forum and I thought it was quite awe-inspiring. Another one of those ways that God lets us know things are just not set up in a coincidental way. Yes...we live in a fallen world but there are so many signposts pointing back to our creator. When we have "eyes to see" the world is filled with wonder.

God's Pharmacy - Foods that resemble the body parts they help!

A friend sent this to me. It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners..
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
Carrot ImageA sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
Tomato ImageA Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grape ImageGrapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today sh ow s grape s are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food. (For more heart-healthy remedies, visit and
Walnut ImageA Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.
Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney BeansKidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys. (For a natural kidney stone remedy, visit
Celery Stalk ImageCelery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avacadoe ImageAvocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (mo dern science has only studied and named about 141 of them)
Fig Image Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility. (For more info about male sexual health, visit
Sweet Potatoe image Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic
index of diabetics.
OlivesOlives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges Image Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onion ImageOnions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

God Is Awake....

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

He Took Jesus At His Word.....

I was reading in John today...Chapter 4 The story about the healing of the "certain royal official's son" piqued my interest.

46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. 48 "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe." 49 The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies." 50 Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour." 53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and all his household believed.

The official's son was "close to death." When the official found out that Jesus was in Galilee, he went to Jesus for help. It seems that Jesus might have been his last ditch effort to save his son. Depending on what version you read, there are several different words that are used to describe the urgency of his request. Some of the versions simply say he asked. Ahhhhh....if my child was at the point of death and Jesus was my only hope, I'm pretty sure I would do more than ask politely. I would be on my knees....I would be pleading. The NKV says he implored, the ASV states that he besought. Many of the versions simply say that he begged Jesus to come and heal his son. Then, as is often the case in Scripture, Jesus says something I don't expect. Is it just me or does it seem almost like Jesus scolds him? "You people"...."unless you see miraculous signs and wonders, you will never believe." Sort of along the lines of "ye of little faith." But the official is not seeking signs and wonders for the heck of it.....for the thrill of a magic trick. He is trying to save the life of his son. He repeats his request...."come down before my child dies." And then it seems, almost matter of factly, Jesus tells him to be on his way....your son will live.

The next sentence amazes me.

The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

Wow. Just like that? No further reassurances needed? He simply took Jesus at his word. At this point in the story, the official is not a believer. It is later...after he confirms that the time of the healing was the exact time Jesus declared the son healed. It was then that the official and all his household believed. Which, as a side note, confirms what Jesus said about signs and wonders. It was after all the miracle that nudged them into belief. But let's give credit where credit is due. This guy, in this life and death situation, simply decided to take Jesus at his word. Oh that I had the faith to do the same, I find myself questioning when I consider all the promises and reassurances in the Gospels. As I read the "words in red" in scripture, why can't I simply do as the royal official did....and take Jesus at his word?

Monday, July 28, 2008

What's Your Problem?

Loosely quoting Eckhart Tolle....and a thought that has helped a lot during the melodrama that has become my life.....

What is your problem now? Now...not next week. Not tomorrow. Not ten minutes from now. What is your problem right now, this minute.... in this instant?

That has helped a lot and quieted the "what if" voice in my mind. It has often put the brakes on the fatalistic stories my mind can spin.

Try it the next time you find yourself traveling to never, never land....the land of things that will probably never happen.

As Mark Twain said:

"I'm an old man, and I've had many troubles-most of which NEVER happened!" ...

Stay in the this moment. The NOW is all we ever really have and it is the place where God resides. The poem by Helen Mallicoat expresses this so well....

My Name Is I AM

I was regretting the past,
and fearing the future.

Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
"My name is I Am".

He paused.
I waited.
He continued,

"When you live in the past,
with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WAS.

When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WILL BE.

When you live in this moment
it is not hard. I am here.
My name is I AM."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Right Brain/Left Brain/The Fall?

As I was musing....Could this somewhat mysterious gland (the pineal gland) be an inactive, dormant link between the two sides of the brain? What if the "fall" in the garden....when humankind ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, is when we lost touch with our right brain? What if the adamic nature "dwells" mainly in the left brain while the right brain is a little used connection to the spiritual side of the alert stillness? To the christ within? So what happened in the Garden anyhow? We ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If we were to guess the location in our heads where knowledge is processed, which hemisphere of the brain would that be? Where might we find wisdom? (Which is totally different than knowledge. I have learned in a very convincing way during my escapades with Beth that there is a vast amount of difference between wisdom and knowledge)

The article from Common Ground Magazine that I mentioned in my previous post goes on to say:

The right brain, totally present in the now, has holistic visions and wordless wisdom. It speaks in silence, images, intuition and dreams. It is a parallel processor and cares about emotional expression, context and synthesis. The right brain loves abstraction – it loves, in general. While the left brain is busy cutting the universe up into pieces, the right brain brings it all back together with open arms and a song. Whether we see a forest as a cash cow or a sacred sanctuary depends on which hemisphere we are using.

About the left brain.....

The left brain is the realm of language; it talks (incessantly), judges, lives in the past and future, thinks linearly and literally, makes lists and gets things done. It is a serial processor – logical, sequential, rational. The left brain gets good grades and all the rewards in our society.

Our left brains have been ruling the roost. We have become so left brained, so lopsided in our brain use, it’s amazing that we don’t limp and that our heads are still round! We have proven that the intelligence of the left brain is awesome. But it is a bit chatty, and doesn’t have a clue about context, peace, the meaning of life. While it keeps us busy, it doesn’t make us happy. As a result, collectively, we find ourselves in deep trouble. But simultaneously, we are on the verge of an evolutionary transformation, for the right brain has held its own and carried on quietly while being ignored. But times are changing.

Some other interesting things to ponder about the pineal gland. It has a lot to do with circadian rhythm....and with the production of melatonin. Melatonin has a lot to do with sleep. (thinking here of where scripture says the Lord God put Adam into a deep sleep. Never mentions that he woke from that sleep.) I fully believe that things in the natural (left brain/right brain/pineal glands) reflect deeper truths in the spiritual realm. Just stuff to ponder. And pondering is what I do best....

Monday, July 14, 2008

Joel Goldsmith Quotes

On EU, several of the members are reading Joel Goldsmith's books. My friend, annie and her husband are reading the Infinite Way...and another of Joel's many books. We have an old sage on our list...not old as in years....but old as in wisdom. He also does not hide the fact that he is in his seventies. He is a blessing. He has studied the writings of Joel Goldsmith for several decades. In response to a thread on the list, he posted two of Goldsmith's quotes concerning world religions.

On one of Oprah's webinars, Eckhart mentioned Joel Goldsmith's writings. He said they were similar to what he "teaches" but uses Christianese....terminology that Christians would not find threatening or new agey. Following are the quotes. He promised to post more quotes of interest that he finds...and as he does, I will post them here....

From The Contemplative Life, chapter 1:

.....The goal of this particular Message is the spiritualization of consciousness which, in the Western world, is described as the attainment of that mind which was in Christ Jesus: Christ-consciousness or the transcendental consciousness. In the East, this same goal is called the attainment of Buddhahood, or the Buddha-mind, or Buddhi, but all those terms mean the same thing, because whether one receives enlightenment in the East or in the West, the result is precisely the same.

From Practicing the Presence, Introduction:

Every person who has known dissatisfaction, incompleteness, and frustration will some day learn that there is only one missing link in his entire chain of harmonious living. That is the practice of the presence of God—consciously, daily and hourly, abiding in some great spiritual truth of scripture, and it makes no difference which scripture: Christian, Hebrew, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, or Moslem. The Word of God, given to man through inspired saints, sages, seers, or revelators—this is what we need, in any language, from any country, just as long as it is a universal truth.

Right Brain/Left Brain....

So anyway....about the stuff God somehow put together in my mind. On the same internet journey I found the Tool lyrics, I also read some random sites about Eckhart and "tapping into" the stillness within. To me, that translates to the christ within. As I was going here and there this morning....I came upon some web sites that discussed the two hemispheres of the brain....right brain left brain.

In an article in Common Ground Magazine, I was reminded of the story of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s experience. The article said that she

......has inspired thousands of people. At 37-years-old, this young brain scientist suffered a stroke and watched the entire process, including a deep immersion in the realm of the right hemisphere of the brain. While the right and left hemispheres of the brain do work together, they do so with enough distinction that when Jill’s left brain shut down during her stroke, she experienced blissful silence, and had an awareness of the whole, of the one ocean of energy. She said it was Nirvana.

The article begins with the following quote...

How many brain scientists have been able to study the brain from the inside out? I’ve gotten as much out of this experience of losing my left mind as I have in my entire academic career. – Jill Bolte Taylor

On Oprah's website, you will find a series of four webcasts where Dr. Bolte tells about her experiences.


So as I continued to cruise around, reading some of the third eye websites, I discovered that some traditions believe the third eye is the pineal gland. The pineal gland is located deep in the middle of the brain, between the left and right hemispheres. That intrigues me. Could this somewhat mysterious gland be an inactive link between the two sides of the brain? Wikipedia says

Some, including Rick Strassman, have suggested that the third eye is in fact the partially dormant pineal gland, which resides between the two hemispheres of the brain. This concept is supported by the pinealocytes, one type of cells within the pineal gland, having a strong resemblance to the photoreceptors of the eye. Additionally, the pineal gland is said to excrete dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which some think induces dreams, near-death experiences, meditation, or hallucinations. Various types of lower vertebrates, such as reptiles and amphibians, can actually sense light via a third parietal eye—a structure associated with the pineal gland—which serves to regulate their circadian rhythms.

The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin, which has a role in regulating the body's circadian rhythm to the daily light/dark cycle and also assists with the immune system. Because of all the above, the pineal gland has become for some the subject of speculation about its origin as a physical third eye.021805-head

Another website called Crystalinks says the following:

The pineal gland was the last endocrine gland to have its function discovered. Its location deep in the brain seemed to indicate its importance. This combination led to its being a "mystery" gland with myth, superstition and even metaphysical theories surrounding its perceived function.

The pineal gland is occasionally associated with the sixth chakra (also called Ajna or the third eye chakra in yoga). It is believed by some to be a dormant organ that can be awakened to enable "telepathic" communication.

In the physical body the eye views objects upside down. It sends the image of what it observes to the brain which interprets the image and makes it appear right side-up to us.

But the human body has another physical eye whose function has long been recognized by humanity. It is called the 'Third Eye' which in reality is the Pineal Gland. It is long thought to have mystical powers. Many consider it the Spiritual Third Eye, our Inner Vision.

Yes, I know this sounds a bit on the New Age side of things. Not to worry....I have no intention of hanging crystals throughout my house...or doing any of the other things commonly associated with New Age.

And I've rambled too long and will continue with this line of thought in my next post. Hey...another series begins!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Outside My Box....

I've been on an interesting journey today...reading outside my box on the internet. I often end up going on these out of the box internet journeys. I start with an idea that pops into my head and off I go. This latest journey was inspired by some things I discovered Beth has been reading lately. Stuff like chakras and Sacred Geometry and KARMA??? Believe me...finding an article she printed off the internet on karma...and reaping what you sow etc. makes me take notice for sure!! This. from a young lady who has absolutely driven her family crazy for the past year or so with selfish, dangerous, thoughtless behavior. Who has been fond of saying that she only cares about herself and nobody else. (with the behavior to back that statement up) So finding something on karma and reaping and sowing...with actual words from scripture....from the lips of Jesus is very unexpected. She has also been reading about chakras and the third eye and she actually told me she has been meditating. YES....MEDITATING....during the enforced daily quiet time at "shelter care"....which is sort of juvie light. That was part of the consequences for her latest round of misdeeds...another two week stint at shelter. And enrollment in a summer day therapy program which really amounts to community service with a bit of counseling and drug and alcohol education thrown in. She is, indeed, reaping what she has sown.

Some of the stuff she is reading seems to be somewhat drug related...lyrics of songs by bands like Tool....but with interesting, spiritual applications. I suspect that Tool's mistake...and those who tout drugs as a path to spiritual nirvana is that they overlook the (real) way, truth and life in Christ Jesus. But the lyrics are interesting none the less.

i embrace my desire to,
feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside & weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral,
to swing on the spiral,
to swing on the spiral of our divinity & still be a human.

Hmmmmm...those lyrics are from a song called Lateralus. I did go to YouTube to listen to it but I've never really liked that kind of music. So even though I can appreciate the spirituality in the lyrics, I will stick to reading them and not listening to them performed by the band.

In the lyrics of another song by this same band that I found on my internet journey, they talk about "prying open the third eye." Beth was talking about the third eye the other day. It was one of the things she told me she thinks about when she meditates. I did some googling and came up with some interesting facts/opinions that got my thinker going. Odd how God can bring together the most far flung thoughts into a single hypothesis. More on that in my next post.