Friday, May 29, 2015

How to Be a World Class Speaker that can Truly MOVE an Audience

Saturday, February 7, 2015

12 Common Symbols in Dreams and What They Mean

“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego- consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.” ~ Carl Jung

Dreams give us an opportunity to look into our subconscious mind and may allow for a deeper understanding of personal psychological transformation during waking life. Much of the scientific study about the interpretation of the messages that we are given in our dreams has been based on the work of Carl Jung, a well-respected psychologist and psychiatrist, who believed that dreams are filled with symbols that stem from the unconscious.

Interpreting your own dreams can give you an interesting glimpse into the totality of the psyche. If you’re ready for a peek, keep a journal next to your bed and write down what you remember about your dreams as soon as you wake up (because most often you will forget your dream within a few minutes of being awake). To improve your ability to remember your dreams, each night set an intention that you will remember your dreams. Also, it may help to stay free of drugs and alcohol and to limit what you eat 2 or 3 hours before your bedtime.

Below are twelve very common symbols found in dreams and a short description of what each one means. Dream analysis can be an interesting and fun method of self-reflection and conscious personal development, but always remember that all dreams are very personal and esoteric in nature. Carl Jung states:
“It is plain foolishness to believe in ready-made systematic guides to dream interpretation. No dream symbol can be separated from the individual who dreams it, and there is no definite or straightforward interpretation of any dream.” – Man and His Symbols

Recommended method for Oil Pulling

What is known to be the most effective oil, and that which contains the most health benefits when used in conjunction with oil pulling is sesame oil. Sesame oil contains high levels of anti-oxidants, tocopherols and phenols that prevent the degeneration of blood vessels and lowers cholesterol. It also contains phytic acid, which has been shown to actually slow down the aging process. However, you can still use any cold-pressed organic oil. Next in line would be sunflower, and then coconut oil. Some studies show that there is a benefit in rotating between a few different types of oils as well. Sesame oil might be a bit too strong of an oil to start out with.

Oil pulling should be done on an empty stomach, so it is suggested that this method is done in the morning as soon as you wake up, before you even have a glass of water. To begin you take 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth and begin to gently swish it around. You don’t want to do this too vigorously or you will never get through the whole 20 minutes, as your mouth will get tired. At first the feeling of having oil in your mouth may be a little bit off-putting, but you will soon get used to it. You should be able to swish the oil around for 20 minutes, but if at first this is too much for you to handle, that is ok you can just spit it out and try to increase the time the next day, it becomes a lot more bearable, trust me. Just make sure that you DO NOT swallow the oil. If you feel like you might accidentally swallow it remember it is better to spit it out and then try again. After you spit the oil out, you can brush your teeth right away, as always I recommend a fluoride free toothpaste or just plain old baking soda, but that is entirely up to you. Some people prefer to gargle some salt water around in their mouth before brushing, but it is not necessary. I would advise to have a separate toothbrush that you use for after oil pulling. You can eat or drink immediately afterwards.

Like I was, you may be skeptical at first because of the fact that it is so simple and provides such amazing results, but once you try it you will see for yourself. This is a super simple, cost effective way to detoxify your body naturally. What have you got to lose? Give it a shot!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

What Your Acne Reveals About Your Health

According to Chinese medicine, the acne that shows up on the face could actually be directly linked to the health of your internal organs. It can be beneficial for your health to note where your acne is showing up on your face, and pay special attention to the organs that correlate. This also relates to the types of foods that you are eating, and foods that you should be limiting. See map below