A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought they must be earned.
THIS WEEK DAN AND I ARE CONTINUING ON THE SERIES, HOW THOUGHTS AFFECT OUR HEALTH/BODY? PLUS, THE BOOK TEN-MINUTE RELAXATION FOR MIND AND BODY.
Wow, the weekend is around the corner again,
It is getting closer to another year, 2023.
Well, as we look to the media; a lot of towns have a Tree Lighting.
Traditionally the Christmas tree is chopped down and brought into the house for the Christmas season.
In fact, in most homes it was a tradition to go out to a tree farm, pick a tree as a family, cut it down, and bring it home together.
In our home, I grew up mostly in the sixties and seventy’s; my family had a silver artificial tree.
And of course, one of those wheel lights that went around.
My father would have a tradition to decorate it the night before Christmas, while my sisters and I were asleep.
Why do we do this?
The Christmas tree represents the fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
The tree represents Jesus.
Yet even though Jesus was killed for our sins, he reclaimed his life three days later.
In the same way, we cut down the Christmas tree, but then put it in water, and it remains alive for the Christmas season.
This represents how Jesus rose to life, to give us life.
We decorate the Christmas tree, to remind ourselves that Jesus is alive right now, in heaven with God the Father.
And Jesus is glorified.
He is “decorated” in a way, with great glory, and honor, and majesty because of His great victory to free us from sin.
And Jesus is coming again soon to be king of the Earth.
Unfortunately, in our country many of the people here have lost touch with these traditions.
Everything we have in the USA is because of God.
All the technology, medicine, food, entertainment, and freedom, it is all from God.
But sadly, people in America have forgot that fact, and they have started to believe that all this wealth we enjoy is from themselves, and not from God.
So, let us get ready!
And as we go into the Christmas mood, our mind-body connection is far more powerful.
This leads us to our new series, how thoughts affect our body/health?
Continuing from yesterday, we should entertain positive thoughts as they are so much beneficial for our mental, physical, and spiritual health.
On the contrary negative thoughts give rise to numerous health related problems.
Hypnosis has been found effective in changing thought patterns.
Relaxation exercise helps the person go in a trance and suggestions offered in this state of mind are retained better.
They assist the person make desired changes and achieve life goals.
DECEMBER 8th, Dan, and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about December that is so significant during this month?
Take it in the Ear Day – December 8, 2022
The origins of the day are as mysterious as the meaning of the clause.
No one is sure where the day originated or how it is supposed to be celebrated.
There is a lot of doubt about whether the day has an origin at all, or whether it was simply made up by someone who was having a difficult day and decided to do something silly for themselves.
Regardless, the day exists and continues to feature on calendars and lists of bizarre holidays.
We are certainly not going to be the ones to stop the fun, so here we go!
This odd holiday lacks a definite history, and every internet source we consulted was just as baffled as we were.
So instead of our usual delivery of an interesting story backed by figures, we will take a different approach this time, and give you a rundown of the various versions of the holiday’s origin we found.
The first: The phrase originates from Jim Carrey’s movie “Liar, Liar,” where he famously remarked, “Take it in the ear.”
It was his reply to an argument for which he had no answer.
It is like a polite way of telling someone to go away, with some rather colorful language sprinkled in between the words.
The second: The holiday started as an inside joke among a group of people and has simply escalated into a jocular holiday recognized nationwide.
This version of the story, which we are fond of, rings truer; a little joke between friends blown wildly out of proportion, and now we are all parroting the words of some friends who thought they were just being funny.
The last story, arguably the most popular, goes; thus, take it in the Ear Day has a typo.
Now, we are family-friendly here, but you can put two and two together and have a giggle over this.
We will not confirm or deny whether we laughed when we heard the joke.
Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes, one quote and share with you.
LEARN TO LET GO. THAT IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS.
Today Dan and I will be continuing the book, Ten-Minute Relaxation, For Mind and Body by Jennie Harding.
Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.
This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.
Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!
Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.
By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.
CHAPTER 2; THE SENSORY JOURNEY; TOUCH
TOUCH THE ESSENCE OF CARE-
SWITCHING ON THE SENSE
FACIAL SELF-MASSAGE SEQUENCE
1. Take one teaspoon of your chosen blend listed on yesterday’s post and blend into your hands. Work it into your fingers a little bit. Then apply it quickly over the face. Start at the forehead, working around the eye area. Then over the cheeks, nose, and chin; to the neck.
2. Place your hands so the ends of your fingertips meet in the middle of your forehead. Using tiny little circular movements with all fingers. Work from the middle of the forehead out to the sides, to your temples. Bring the fingers back to the middle and repeat twice more.
3. Using the first and middle fingers on each hand. Start between the eyebrows and gently work your way outward around your bony eye sockets. Pressing down briefly, then moving on. Make circles all around your eye areas. Then make tiny circular movements down each side of your nose, from between the eyebrows, down to the tip. Repeat this sequence.
4. Using all your fingertips, make tiny circular movements down your cheeks, from the cheekbones to the chin. make a circle of tiny pressures all around your lips. Then use your first finger and thumb on both hands meeting in the middle of your chin, to massage along your jaw out to the side. Repeat the sequence.
5. Using the palms of both hands, make gentle sweeping movements upward under your chin. Continue these strokes up your cheeks, over your nose and forehead to your hairline. Rest your firsthand your forehead to finish,
Tomorrow, HAND-CARE MASSAGE ROUTINE-
The PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.
We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.
MUST BE EARNED
A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought they must be earned. #fitbody#calmmind#housefulloflove❤️ #cannotbebought#beearned#howthoughtsaffecthealth#newbeginnings✨ #mindandbody#inspirational#motivationa
Until Friday, true silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment, and refreshment.