Monday, September 19, 2011

Daily Prayer

I recently joined Squidoo and the one of the articles on there is on prayer:

"Thank you Lord Jesus for this day before me and I pray:

That You lead me and direct me and give me the wisdom and grace I need to be a blessing and to receive Your blessing

I acknowledge that I am powerless over many areas of my life and without You it is unmanageable and pray that you would organize and bring order to my day

That you would give me sane and clear thinking and impart the blessings of your Word to my life …. See more

I have other prayers on there and links to people who will pray for you if you have a need. I have been greatly blessed by them when I've needed prayer.

Hope you get a chance to have a look …

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Mystery of Forgiveness

To me resentment and unforgiveness are ironic mysteries that I can’t fathom.

What is it with us holding onto grudges as if they’re our life support system??

It bewilders me completely. The amount of times I’ve allowed my resentments to invade my thoughts and rob ME (not the ‘offender’) of peace and joy in life! I have pierced myself over and over and over again with the hurts that I’ve felt and continue to feel until my soul/heart is sore and bleeding. And then repeat it again another day!

Do we nurse or coddle or grudges as some sort of masochistic behaviour? Do we maybe use them as a means of self-punishment for our internal undealt-with guilt? Or do we think maybe if we stroke these hurts enough times, some unexplainable misery will befall the person we are angry with? Or perhaps if we allow them to fester enough, we will get the courage to somehow unleash our accrued anger on them?

Fortunately or unfortunately, in the most part, these things don’t happen to anyone but ourselves, and we are left, not only with the wounds of the initial “wrong” but all the wounds we have inflicted time and time again on ourselves as we have relived the painful moments.

Yet, even knowing the above and fully understanding the saying, “
Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die,” I still find forgiveness hard. Having just worked through a list of all the past hurts and verbally declaring forgiveness for each and every one, found it not an easy task which involved some tear-shedding and resistance, and I prayed for God’s strength and for Him to take my verbal declarations and make them complete, so that I may move on in freedom.

Some of the things that I listed I had conditioned myself to semi-forget – sometimes I have even convinced myself that it’s over – but then when a situation flares up later – they all come to the fore – so
I knew I needed to actually make a point of ‘officially’ forgiving.

Nothing dramatic happened, but as my mind wanted to perform it’s habitual pickings at the stored hurts, it was GREAT to think – “I don’t have to do this anymore!” “
I don’t need to endure the pain anymore!” For the hurts that attacked my dignity and self-worth – I can stop going into the rooms of shame and feelings of worthlessness that the recall of those experiences made present-day reality.

What an improved state of mind – for ME! – it’s my gift from God. No more chewing on festered, rotten ‘morsels.’ I can have FREEDOM – I can move on!

I can live in the present as it is now – I can stop being crushed by the heaviness that the reliving of the past carries with it.
I can be free to be just ‘me’ – not ‘me + everything others have done to me.’ I also confessed all my wrongs and asked for forgiveness for them so also free of my guilt too!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

How to get rid of and prevent headaches ....

Info collected from internet and health books ….


Vitamin B’s – all – 50mg ea 3 times daily (best taken together with probiotics/acidopholus)

Vitamin B2 - (riboflavin) is important in maintaining many of the body’s energy-related processes at the cell level. One study showed that daily supplementation with 400 mg of riboflavin resulted in a significant decrease in headache attacks.

Vitamin B3 (niacin & niacinamide) – up to 300mg (improves circulation and aids in the functioning of the nervous system) – do not take niacin if you have liver disorder, gout or high blood pressure.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – 1,000mg daily (aids in digestion and stress)

Vitamin B6 – up to 200mg daily (essential - best with lecithin)

Vitamin C – 2,000 to 8,000mg daily (best with bioflavonoids) to assist adrenals and detoxification

Vitamin E – Start with 400iu and increase slowly to 1,200iu daily – use d-alpha tocopherol form.


Calcium – 1,500 mg daily (helps alleviate muscular tension)

Chromium picolinate – 300-600mcg daily (vital in glu8cose metabolism and essential for optimal insulin activity)

Magnesium – 1,000mg daily (deficiency can cause migraines. Relaxes muscles and blood vessels. Aids in carbohydrate metabolism).
Its deficiency has been associated with serotonin and nitric oxide release, changes in blood vessel size, and inflammation, all of which may play a role causing the pain of migraine.

Manganese – important for the maintenance of blood glucose levels (take separately from calcium)

Potassium – 100mg daily

Zinc – 50mg daily (needed for proper release of insulin. Use zinc gluconate for best absorption).



L-Glutamine – 500mg daily



Alpha Lipoic Acid – 600 mg daily (Like riboflavin and CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid is another compound that is important in the energy-related functions of the body’s cells. Some preliminary studies have suggested that it may be helpful in reducing headache frequency)


Brewer’s yeast – aids in stabilising blood sugar levels and has anti-stress factor (high in proteins, minerals and B vitamins)

Bromelain – 500mg as needed (An enzyme that helps to regulate the inflammatory response)

Co-enzyme Q10 – 30mg twice daily (improves tissue oxygenation). It also boosts energy, strengthens the immune system, and acts as an antioxidant. Supplementation with 300 mg daily was show in one study to decrease headache frequency, and was effective within one month of treatment.

Lecithin – 1,200mg at onset of headache (works best with vitamin B6)

Melatonin – 10mg before bedtime can reducing frequency of cluster headaches

Protein powders – regulate blood sugar reactions

Royal jelly – 1 tsp twice daily (high in pantothenic acid and many, many nutrients for cell rejuvenation)

Salmon - is a good dietary source of vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine. Vitamin B-6 helps make chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are responsible for sending nerve signals to cells, including those in your brain. This vitamin is also important for normal brain function and growth. Vitamin B-6 helps the body make a serotonin, a hormone that influences your mood. Low levels of serotonin in your body can make you stressed, which can result in headaches. In addition, a deficiency in vitamin B-6 can lead to muscle weakness, trouble concentrating and depression, all factors that can contribute to headaches.

Spirulina – regulates blood sugar


Avocados – contain seven-carbon sugar that assists with low blood sugar

Cayenne – thins the blood, which reduces pain and increases blood flow

Celery – 2oz has properties that can cure migraine in 30 mins. This amount can be doubled. Also regulates blood pressure.

Chamomile – relaxes muscles and soothes tension

Dandelion – excellent source of calcium and supports the pancreas and liver.

Desiccated liver


Evening primrose oil – 500mg 3-4 times daily

Feverfew (not during pregnancy)

Garlic – alleviates blood sugar swings and high blood pressure

Ginkgo Biloba – improves circulation to the brain

Ginger – pain relief (Ginger has been used in China for centuries, in the treatment of pain, inflammation, and musculoskeletal symptoms. It can have some effects on reducing inflammation and may be helpful in the treatment of migraine, especially for people that have nausea with their headaches)

Green peppers – help regulate blood sugar and detoxify

Green Tea – also assists with cell rejuvenation

Guarana – alleviate cluster headaches


Licorice root – helps body respond to stress and nourishes the adrenal glands

Meadowsweet – anti-inflammatory

Milk Thistle – rejuvenates the liver

Parsley – but too much is toxic


Prickly pear – unique components regulating blood sugar – and great hangover cure

Quercetin – 500mg daily

Raspberry leaves

Valerian – sedative (The suggested dose for insomnia is 300 to 600 mg)

TO AVOID (possible triggers)


Artificial sweetners

Caffeine – coffee, tea, etc




Nitrates (such as luncheon meats like polony, etc)

Oral contraceptives – increase in vitamin B6 becomes deficient causing headaches and migraines.

Smoking – can increase headaches

Charcoal can reduce effect of food allergies – take 5 tablets within an hour of eating trigger food. (Must be used with precaution as can also absorb good nutrients)


Eat small amounts regularly – at least 6 times a day (including protein & fibre) – eg crackers with cottage/cream cheese, vegetables, fruits inc grapes and bananas, fish, yoghurt, potatoes, some nuts

Drink plenty water, fruit juice, etc (avoid caffeine and soft drinks which cause dehydration and sugar spikes)

Adopt good sleep habits – inositol and calcium can aid sleeping and alleviate insomnia.

Maintain good posture

Check blood pressure

Do not eat sugary foods after 5pm

Regular massage and sometimes chiropractic manipulation reduces frequency and severity of migraines and headaches

Seratonin (equemote and sulperide) – can reduce tension and regulate blood flow to the brain)

Maintain regular exercise regimen. Eat one to three hours prior to exercise.

Music can have a calming effect and can help relieve migraines and is used in therapy.

Caffeine can actually assist pain relief

Behind the movie "Tangled" ...

I watched this (even though I usually don’t like animated movies) and it is entertaining and well done, but as usual Disney is true to form in SO CLEVELY and subtly corrupting the minds of our youth with a twist that makes it seem all ok (even to the parents) – (see but when you look into it, it is actually hideous … (the catch words – mother, what you’ve been told/taught – as being WRONG – and it seems fine cos WE all know SHE is “evil”!!!! But those words “mother” and “what you’ve been taught” are what stick in our children’s minds – perhaps even making them think maybe we’re evil too …

Tangled is a 2010 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film features the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy. The film is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story is largely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm.[4]

The film was originally titled and marketed as Rapunzel until it was changed to Tangled shortly before its release. It premiered in theatres and in 3D cinemas on November 24, 2010,[5] after six years of production and a budget of $260 million.[2] As of April 20, 2011, it is the most expensive animated feature film and second-most expensive film ever made, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. (Sounds like it must have been rather important to them to make this movie!!)

In order to market the film to both boys and girls, Disney changed the film's name from Rapunzel to Tangled, while also emphasizing Flynn Rider, the film's prominent male character.


Rapunzel, a long-lost princess, lives isolated in a tower with Gothel, whom she believes is her mother. Gothel had kidnapped Rapunzel when she was a baby because of her magical golden hair that kept her young (and told Rapunzel she was her “mother”). She knew Rapunzel's magical hair, if cut, would turn brown and lose its magic. (This magic was released through Rapunzel singing an incantation or “spell”). Every year on Rapunzel's birthday, her kingdom sends thousands of lanterns into the sky wishing their lost princess would return. On her eighteenth birthday, Rapunzel asks Gothel to let her see the floating lights, but Gothel says no because the world is full of dangers. (That it’s for her own good, mother knows best that it is evil out there, etc, etc – what we would tell our children about media, music, drugs, sex, clubbing, etc – when it is clear in this movie that it is solely for the “mother’s” completely selfish reasons).

Meanwhile, thieves led by Flynn Rider steal the tiara of the missing princess from the castle and are chased by the kingdom guards. During the chase, the lead guard's horse, Maximus, is separated from his rider and continues the search for Flynn on his own. Flynn outwits his accomplices by taking the tiara; he abandons them and stumbles upon Rapunzel's tower. Once inside the tower, Flynn is knocked unconscious by Rapunzel with a frying pan. She hides Flynn (looking like he is “dead” and she has no mercy, in fact quite brutal in the way she handles him) and his satchel.

When Gothel returns, Rapunzel requests a special paint for her birthday instead (as she cleverly deceives the “wicked” witch (her ‘mother’). Gothel leaves for a three-day journey to bring the gift. Then Rapunzel makes a deal with Flynn: a journey to the "lights" in exchange for the tiara. (On the journey there is a scene where Rapunzel is crying, that she has been despicable. Flynn comforts her by saying "I can see you at war with yourself - an overprotective mother, forbidden road trip... But let me ease your conscience - this is part of growing up. A little rebellion, a little adventure - that's good, healthy even ... you way over-thinking this, trust me .... Does your mother deserve it? - no. Would this break her heart and crush her soul? - of course, but you just GOTTA DO IT!!! ")

Flynn attempts to make Rapunzel end their journey by taking her to the Snuggly Duckling Parlor. It is full of Viking thugs (giants – imagery cupid, skulls, unicorns, etc), but they are charmed by Rapunzel.

Gothel sees Maximus riderless and worries someone will find Rapunzel; she returns to the tower to find Rapunzel gone. Meanwhile, the guards invade the tavern, but the thugs help the pair escape. The pursuit ends at a dam, which Maximus caused to collapse. Flynn and Rapunzel are trapped in a flooding cave. Believing he's about to die, Flynn admits his true name: Eugene Fitzherbert. Rapunzel admits she has magic hair that glows when she sings. When it glows, they find a way out. Later around a campfire, Rapunzel heals Eugene's cut with her magic hair. When Eugene goes to gather firewood, Gothel secretly meets Rapunzel. Gothel tells Rapunzel that Eugene doesn't care for her, he only wants the tiara; giving her the satchel, Gothel insists that Rapunzel test Eugene by giving it to him.

The next morning, Maximus confronts Eugene, but to Eugene's dismay Rapunzel befriends the horse. The three arrive at the kingdom and that night Eugene takes Rapunzel to see the lanterns. There, Rapunzel gives Eugene back his satchel. Eugene spies his former accomplices and leaves Rapunzel waiting as he gives them the tiara back. However, the pair knock him out, tie him on a boat and sail him across the lake. They reveal Eugene's "betrayal" to Rapunzel as they attempt to kidnap her for her hair's power, but Gothel rescues her and they return to the tower. Later, Eugene is arrested and sentenced to death. Maximus brings The Snuggly Duckling thugs to rescue Eugene, and horse and rider race to the tower.

From various clues she finds during her adventure, Rapunzel realizes she is the long-lost princess (the ‘sun’ features here - The true essence of the Sun symbolism is its representation of primordial intellect, the manifestation of universal (cosmic, omnipresent) consciousness which transcends space-time and energy. The Human process of harmonizing with this force is called: at-onement, illumination or enlightenment.

The Sun is also a symbol of immortality or reincarnation. Just as the sun rises and sets each day, some people believe that you may die and then rise again - used in masonry to large extent

Sun worship has always been at the center of occult mysteries as it is considered to be the ultimate representation of God – very good explanation -

From a blog … Anonymous said...

I'd be careful with this one. Sun symbolism has nothing to do with Christianity. It has everything to do with occultism. Remember what Satan's name was? Lucifer....meaning "the illuminated one". Most of the time the sun symbol is in close relation with Lucifer and the Illuminati. Christianity adopted the symbolism because when pagan Rome transitioned into Christianity it kept a lot of its pagan worship and just gave it Christian relevance. Catholicism has a lot of pagan traditions and symbolism in it. The traditions of Christmas and Christmas decorations alone are very very saturated in paganism. Early pagan Christians didn't want to give up their pagan traditions, so instead they just slapped a "Christian" label on it. Don't believe me? Do the research yourself.

Now I happen to be a Christian and very much believe in Christ dying for our sins and that there is no way to salvation without the blood of Christ. But beware...there is a lot of occultism still very much alive in this world. And the Illuminati is very real...Freemasons, Jesuits, New World's all very real. The book of Revelation points to this. One World Government, the Whore of Babylon. There is something very sinister going on in our government today. The stage for this is being set as I speak. War, famine, pestilence....these won't be just a tragic misfortune that happens by accident. It is being plotted and planned by dark powers (spirits) and dark human alliances. The symbolism is their stamp, their boasting.

God warns us in His second commandment:

"You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them..."

Sun worship was huge throughout all pagan worship. Think of ancient sun "gods" like Apollo, Helios, Ra, Surya. Those are just a few.

God tells us not to make graven images. God doesn't need symbols to be represented.

The movie Tangled seems to have these symbols innocently placed throughout the movie...but when you know about the true meaning of the find out that it's not so innocent and there is a dark agenda behind it. April 23, 2011 9:28 AM)

… and attempts to flee the tower. Gothel binds her, and when Eugene arrives, Gothel stabs him. Rapunzel swears to keep fighting Gothel unless she is allowed to heal Eugene's wound. Gothel agrees but before she heals him Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair short with a piece of broken mirror. Rapunzel's hair turns brown and loses its magic.(Signficance in hair colour and cutting of hair – can’t remember what I heard – perhaps someone can fill me in on this?) Gothel rapidly begins to age; while delirious, she trips and falls from the tower turning into dust. Eugene slowly dies in Rapunzel's arms. As she cries over his body, a teardrop filled with her magic lands on his cheek and revives him. Back at the kingdom the royal family has a tearful reunion and the king and queen pull Eugene into their embrace. Years later, Eugene and Rapunzel are married. Along the way the pub thugs fulfill their individual dreams, and Maximus becomes a respected official on the Royal Guard.

Commentary on Rapunzel Story

The witch is called "Mother Gothel", a common term for a godmother in German. She features as the overprotective parent, and interpretations often differ on how negatively she is to be regarded. (from Wikipedia)

My note: Godmother is also supposed to be the spiritual (godly) influence that a person has in their life.

In 2009 on the Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga was dressed as Rapunzel as she performed her song "Paparazzi". – interesting?