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HEY and welcome to this little blog of mine!  Ok, this is your last chance.  Are you *sure* you want to venture on in? hehee  Just kidding.  It’s safe.  Mostly. *rubs hands together with glee* LOL!!  :)  There is ALL KINDS of stuff in here… from recipes to poetry, fun stuff to animal activism… whatever I’m in the mood to post, pretty much! 

So… that was your last chance.  Now you’re hooked ;)  you HAVE to look around. :D

 ALSO… I love to write poetry… if that’s an interest of yours,  please feel free to give my poetry a read. I have a lot :) and also a few e-books that I have written, on Scribd, which you can access at this link: http://www.scribd.com/AmyMeridethSwanson   The first one is a collection of my various poetry… about love, loss, life, and all the in-between.  The name of it is “Soul Expressions… Poetry for Thought.” The artwork on the cover is an original design, done by me.  The second one, and the one closest to my heart, is “Reflections of Nature… A Selection of Peaceful Poetry for Tranquil Moments” and it’s chock full of haiku, tanka, choka and free verse poetry.

OK… let’s get started!!  I hope you enjoy my blog!  Grab a cup of coffee (__)D or tea… or milk… whatever your choice… and come on in!!  :)

*hugs*

Amy

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Rebirth and 2012… it doesn’t have to be gloom and doom

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2012?  There are a lot of things… and various opinions… you will hear on this.  I have even had school children ask me what I think!  It’s affecting everyone, and not necessarily for the better.  Many are downright scared, and this saddens me.  The time coming is an exciting time for humanity… but there is so much fear of the unknown, all we can see is one potential outcome.  Doom, despair, and agony on everyone.  I do not agree.

Now this is just my opinion. Opinions are like bellybuttons… we’ve all got ’em!   I realize that there may be a shift coming, physically, that we need to prepare for… but I don’t necessarily think movies like the upcoming “2012” may be depicting that time accurately. After all… right now, it’s just anybody’s guess. It might be nothing… it might be something. It’s always wise to prepare for the unknown, 2012 or otherwise – but don’t get too upset about worrying over things that might not even happen. Live your life right… treat others the way you know you should… make your preparations… but take each day as it comes. One day at a time is all any of us can handle, anyway! Whatever will be will be… it can’t be changed… so live your life joyfully and let’s hope for the best. I personally believe the changes coming are more of a spiritual thing. I don’t feel fear, if I did I would be saying so. But I don’t. I feel a hopefulness! And that is what I want to share with you.

Here is a portion of an article from this site: http://indospiritual.com/blogs/others/december-21-2012-mayan-year-of-destiny You can click the link to read the entire article. I have focused on the rebirth section for this blog post.

Rebirth on December 21, 2012

On August 11, 3114 BC, a new Solar Age began and the Sun Lord was reborn. Creation Lord deities are often portrayed attending the rebirth of the world, including one called Bolon Yokte K’u, who is closely associated with war, conflict, and the Underworld. Despite these associations, Bolon Yokte is a god that is often present during Creation events. He is portrayed on a ceramic called Vessel of the Seven Lords, which contains the date 3114 BC, the beginning of our present 13-Baktun cycle. Of course, the date that interests us is the beginning of the next 13- Baktun cycle, which occurs on December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar.

A recent translation of a text from Tortuguero, a Classic Maya site north of Palenque, explicitly points to the date December 21, 2012. Translated by Mayan epigrapher David Stuart, the legible part of the text reads: “At the end of 13 Baktuns, on 4 Ahau 3 Kankin, 13.0.0.0.0; something occurs when Bolon Yokte descends.” The verb glyph describing what happens is effaced, so it is replaced with the word something, but the creation lord Bolon Yokte is depicted, meaning that 2012 was thought of by the Maya as a creation or recreation of the world, possibly during a time of war, conflict, and dominance of the Underworld and the Lords of the Underworld.

As we can see, the end of the Mayan Calendar is simply the end of the present World Age. And, important to us, it simply marks the beginning of the next cycle of rebirth, renewal. (my note:  I take this to mean as similar to how we have been in the age of Pisces, ready for the age of Aquarius, etc.  The world is still here regardless of the different ages we have been in.)

There are no specific markings or statements about the year 2012 on the archaeological artifacts at Izapa, but there are numerous images at Izapa that portray a rare celestial alignment that appears in the skies in the years around 2012. This galactic alignment marks the rebirth of the December solstice and the rebirth of the Sun Lord over Seven Macaw’s attempts to replace him. The Sun Lord rises through the Dark Rift in the Milky Way, located between Sagittarius and Scorpio. Scorpio is depicted near the base of the Tree of Life in Mayan illustrations. Souls on Earth experience a change of galactic seasons, a celestial time-cycle shift, with our Sun moving into rebirth at the “Black Hole” at the celestial base of the Tree of Life (a location in the great Milky Way). December 21, 2012, signals the end of this 5,125-year age that we’ve been living in and the commencement of a new Earth Age.

When asked what the New Age means to humanity, Edgar Cayce replied: “by the full consciousness of the ability to communicate with the Creative Forces and be aware of the relationships to the Creative Forces and the uses of same in material environs. This awareness during the era or age in the Age of Atlantis and Lemuria or Mu brought what? Destruction to man, and his beginning of the needs of the journey up through that of selfishness.” (1602-3)

Cayce is informing us that in a previous time cycle, humanity had a level of consciousness and relationship with the Creative Forces that allowed us to live at higher levels of material, mental, and spiritual activity in the Earth and beyond. Unfortunately, we misused this consciousness and the power that came with the close relationship to the Forces. This misuse brought on the destruction of our great cultures and a long, karmic soul journey through the pain and confusion that resulted from our selfishness and self-centered focus on our will without regard for the will of the Creator and others. Now, as the cycles come around again, we are nearing a time when the level of consciousness and relationship with the Creative Forces will allow us once again to regain these powers. How will we use them this time?

Before we despair that humankind is going to misuse these again, let’s remember that many, many souls and even the Logos, the Word, have come and continue to come into materiality to help prepare the way for this rebirth. We overestimate the power of the world and its leaders. The unseen, heavenly forces have greater power and will overcome the world’s darkness and selfishness, breaking through with a light that will transform this realm for a thousand years, when all evil and temptation will be bound and a golden age will reign. The biblical book of the Revelation conveys this prophecy: “I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years.” (Rev. 20:2)

Is December 21, 2012 the beginning of the fulfillment of these wonderful prophecies by Edgar Cayce and the Revelation, or just another step on the long journey toward such fulfillment?

Vitamin D May Help Protect From FLU – read this today

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I received this article from the RSOE Alert system in my mail today,  the organization that has been monitoring the swine flu.  This is definitely worth sharing with everyone you can.

Here is part of the article… full article located here: http://www.idemc.org/read/index.php?pageid=news_read&news_id=160

The most important thing you need to know about the upcoming flu season, beyond the public health messages about washing your hands and staying home if you’re sick, is that taking enough vitamin D to bring your blood levels up to 40-60ng/ml 25-OH may help protect you from getting the flu, as well as other colds and respiratory infections. That means taking somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 IU of supplemental vitamin D3 a day for the average adult in temperate zones, during the fall and winter. Your doctor can test you before and after you begin supplementing, if you want to be sure you’re getting enough. Stop Aging Now has also arranged for discounted home testing kits to help you monitor your vitamin D levels.

John Cannell, MD, founder and executive director of the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit dedicated to spreading the word about the importance getting adequate vitamin D through a combination of sun exposure, supplementation and food sources, also suggests having enough 50,000 IU capsules of vitamin D3  on hand to take at the first sign of  the flu. He recommends 1,000 IU per day for every pound of body weight.

In August, says Dr. Cannell, researchers at the University of Auckland found that a single dose of 500,000 IU (half a million units) did no harm to the elderly and a month after the dose, their vitamin D levels were in the optimal range and two months after, they were deficient again. And by the way, Dr. Cannell, will be getting his flu shot, too, though he feels it won’t work quite as well considering his high levels of vitamin D. He feels that the risk of contracting Guillain-Barré syndrome from the vaccine is very low, considering his blood levels of vitamin D, and that even though the vaccine may not works as well due to the protective effects of vitamin D, that any source of immunity against the flu is a good thing. Research has been accumulating on the potential of vitamin D to prevent infections and possibly even treat them. But the implications of vitamin D’s possible impact on seasonal influenza are a fascinating epidemiological story and one that could prove to have a “profound effect on its prevention” according to a study published in the Journal of Virology in May of 2008.

Beautiful Day!

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I love those kinds of days – don’t you?  As I sit here, listening to my beloved 80’s music… windows wide open so that AWESOME spring breeze can blow right in… yummy cup of home-made cappucino in my favorite coffee cup and thinking of planting my sunflowers later… I just can’t help but think what a gift it is… a real, precious gift… this gift of life we’ve been given.


Gorgeous Day! Pic taken by me

Gorgeous Day! Pic taken by me

Sure… sometimes, life throws a real kicker our way.  There’s no denying that!  But Jesus spoke some words in the bible that come to my mind during those dark moments, and I have had my share.  “This too shall pass.”  He didn’t mean it necessarily in the same context… but it is an answer that helps me and maybe will help you too, if you’re going through one of those dark times… if the storm clouds in life are getting in the way of the sunlight you are desperately looking for.  Never make a permanent or lasting decision… of any sort… based on a temporary situation.  Because this too shall pass.  Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth… turn on your favorite song loud enough to drown out the noise around you… and wait it out. Much like waiting for the flu to leave.  It seems like it takes forever… but one day… it leaves.  After all the achey, yucky, bad feelings, medicines, and high fevers… when you least expect it… suddenly, you start to feel normal again…  one morning you wake up… and you just feel like the fog has finally lifted.  You don’t know exactly when, and couldn’t say the time of day or night it happened… you just know that it did.

And then… life is even sweeter than it ever seemed before.  Because… in spite of the hardship…  sadness… tears…. the sun still shines.  The flowers still bloom.  That cute little squirrel still scampers across your electric lines.  Life still happens.

And therein, is the beauty.  The gift.  :)


You’ll have to forgive me for waxing a bit philosophical today – but hey, I’m a poet!  It’s just what we do. ;) hehe


Here’s hoping you have a beautiful and sunshiney day!  Let the wind blow and breathe in deeply… savor every moment.

Cherish the ordinary days – because those are the truly extraordinary days.  *smile*