Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Heavenletter: The Squeaky Wheel - God's advice on dealing with daily inconveniences & annoyances

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This is something that I am usually pretty good about on a day-to-day basis.  However, when I am overly tired and haven't been good about keeping balance in my life to due family and work circumstances, this is one of the first things that creeps back in.  This article is a nice reminder and a great way of looking at life in general. 

Also, here is a mantra I say when the daily frustrations of life are bogging me down:

 'I AM' the obedient, intelligent activity in this mind and body; 'I AM' the governing power and do govern it harmoniously.

Peace and enjoy,

The Squeaky Wheel

God said:
Rise above the daily inconveniences. Inconveniences are only inconveniences. Annoyances are only annoyances. Frustration is only frustration. Who says that everything has to be smooth for you at every moment? You are not to give a high rating to the little matters that you let become big. Save yourself from daily frustration. Annoyances happen. You are the one who rates them as frustration. You are the one who says how momentous they are.
Most inconveniences will resolve themselves one way or another, or you resolve them. There are remedies. You have an important deadline, and your computer doesn’t cooperate. It is not the end of the world, although it may too often seem like that to you.
Tell Me, dear ones, when your computer connection starts to work just fine again, is your happiness quotient as big as your unhappiness quotient was? Probably not. Your jumping for joy doesn’t begin to jump to the height your frustration did. Is this not so?
Have you convinced yourself that the negative aspects of life are more noteworthy than the positive aspects of life? What would you do that for? It would appear that frustration makes the grade while smooth-running is just so-so and taken for granted. A thorn in your side seems to merit far more attention. It is as if you are under the spell of thorns.
A little difficulty gets your attention all right. Of course, you tend to think it is a mammoth difficulty. Change that around. Don’t let the squeaky wheel get all the grease. Give plaudits to all the matters that you presently take for granted. Consider them your children. Give them a pat on the back. Think big, beloveds. Details in life also deserve encouragement.
Thank God for smooth-running of the Universe, even the Universe of your immediate environment. And even if you stub your toe, thank God, you have a toe to stub.
If everything at the office seems to be an impediment today, thank God for all the times everything ran well. Be fair. Be fair-minded. A little appreciation goes a long way.
If you get a flat, don’t kick your tire. The tire did its best. Now, you do yours.
Frustration is not to be the master of your life. Flexibility and kindness -- let’s say it – are to be the masters of your life. Love is to be the master of your life. That is, you are to master love in the little things. This is your challenge. And this is your destiny. You are to be a good sport and take inconveniences graciously. Even a torrent of rain has its favorable aspects. It waters the flowers. It is small-sighted to think only of your personal convenience or inconvenience.
Deal well with the small matters. This flexes your muscles. Promote yourself to a higher grade of response. This is how you are to live day by day. This isn’t too much to ask of you, is it?
Be unspoiled, beloveds. Take life in your stride. No internal or external tantrums, agreed? If there is a day when you can’t seem to make your day-to-day life better, then make the lives of others around you better. Give someone else some good fortune. How quickly whatever you have been going through will settle down, that is: You will settle down. You will put your feet up and a pillow under your head, and you will recline, and you will know that life is good no matter what it looked like to you a moment ago.
Give yourself an idea that you are the blessed of the blessed. You can see the sun shine, and you can feel the fresh rain. It’s okay if your clothes, dried outside on the line earlier, get wet again. They will dry again. Nothing is lost. Everything is gained. You are moving forward. This is what you do. This is how you make progress. One foot after the other. And all is well, even when you are not convinced. If it is possible for you to see this wisdom later, you might as well see it now.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Archangel Gabriel: Gentleness

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Something about this post from Marlene really hit home and resonated with me.  Thank you AAG!

Enjoy and Peace,


Archangel Gabriel: Gentleness, channeled by Marlene Swetlishoff, November 27, 2014

Let us have discourse on the quality of love known as gentleness.

This quality is discerned in an individual as one who is humble and gentle, someone who shows kindness in their nature, as someone who is peaceable and ready to do whatever is good and right.
They express true humility by not considering themselves as too good or too important for humble tasks. They endure injury from another with patience and without resentment, keeping their own feelings under control and by doing deeds that are done in the humility that comes from inner wisdom.

They have the noble ability to give way to the wishes of others by sometimes yielding all that is rightly their due. Like a gentle giant, they sacrifice their own rights for the sake of peace and out of love, generosity, and sympathy for the other individual. In all situations, they exhibit restraint, coupled with strength and courage.

A gentle person does not seek to make other people angry. Gentleness within an individual desires that no harm be done. A gentle person is a non-violent person who chooses to act in a way that does not harm others. They are aware that there are gentle ways to be assertive, that there are non-violent ways to stand up for what is right, and non-manipulative ways to lead and inspire others.
The gentle person shows true strength by staying cool and overriding their human ego tendencies to be right above all else. They think first and then respond in a way that will best help the other person to understand non-violent logic. Gentleness in an individual may lose a few battles, but it helps win the overall struggle.

A gentle response tends to create fewer enemies, and definitely more friends. Those who have an attitude of kindness by looking for ways that will benefit others will always treat others gently. This attitude can contribute much to the comfort of life and the peace of society by reducing friction between people.

Gentleness is self-control displayed in a calm spirit based on an unshakable confidence in God and the goodness in others. Many people think of gentleness in an individual as being weak, timid, or passive, but it is actually strength under control. It is this quality of love within that helps individuals to conquer themselves.

Gentleness of spirit in an individual allows one’s spirit to move through them, making them loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, and self controlled.
Gentleness is that quality which does not insist upon personal vindication. It does not always have to correct others and does not repay in kind. It does not return insult for insult and does not use force and intimidation to get one’s way.

Gentleness gains its strength from its steady and stable foundation of kindness. Daily practice of the qualities and virtues of generosity, compassion, mercy, gratitude, humility, and tolerance prepare an individual for the quality of gentleness.

Only strong people can be gentle, because gentleness restrains strength by love. When one thinks only of oneself and not also of others, then it is easy to hurt others unintentionally. It is only possible to be gentle with others when one has learned to be gentle, kind and compassionate with oneself.
Each individual speaks their words, and takes action, whether great or small, with the utmost gentleness possible. This thoughtful approach can serve as a model for others to emulate. The motivating power behind gentleness is always love – love of the other for whose sake one restrains oneself.

To behave in a gentle manner requires that one stays centered in one’s values and strength and in one’s reactions to change. Worry, fear and sudden outbursts of anger become a thing of the past.
One sleeps in peace because their conscience is clear. One’s tone of voice softens and one smiles more and expresses less criticism and instead gives more encouragement and empowerment to others.
Learning and living becomes a joyful experience where everyone’s gentleness is the rule of the day. Once one tastes the effect of gentleness in oneself and in others, one will never want their old way of relating to others back again.

In all things, it is best to be kind and loving with gentleness in one’s voice. This gentleness is a reflection of deep love. This love is so subtle that to be in the presence of such a gentle one can soothe an aching heart. Their words of wisdom can untangle the most confused mind.
One speaks gently and effortlessly in a simple and profound way. One’s message of love and truth which comes from the heart profoundly touches the hearts of others. It is wise to nurture one self from the inside out, to be in flow with life instead of resisting and delaying it.

One can freely acknowledge one’s present moment in its entirety. One can include every aspect of it, from the playful, joyful moments, and from the uncomfortable and challenging ones.
One acknowledges one’s accomplishments and enjoys little successes as they happen by celebrating with small rewards in that moment. They do not rush to the next thing by overlooking and postponing the celebration that acknowledges their victory. Slowing their life down by simplifying their tasks and making a commitment to doing less instead of more is being gentle with oneself.

Listening to one’s body and following its guidance by practicing mindful healthy eating is being gentle with oneself. Allowing and choosing to release and let go of the stories about the past that constantly keep replaying in one’s head is a powerful way of being gentle with oneself.
By saying no in a gentle way to the commitments that don’t serve their values, one is learning about the power of discernment and becoming deliberate in one’s choices. One must get rid of the old before one can take on the new by creating a daily time to relax and just be. One can avoid burn-out in one’s activities and their effect on one’s well being.

By following their intuition and listening to the gentle guidance from within them, one avoids overanalyzing the situations in one’s life to the point of exhaustion. Being gentle with oneself if one does not know all the answers is perfectly acceptable.
By following these precepts, one’s world takes on a different appearance, a world that is kinder, more meaningful, more abundant and more compassionate.

When each individual takes time to reconnect with their authentic self and the divinity within them, they are gentle with themselves and they accept all of their imperfections. When they replace fear with trust and learn to let go of the things they cannot control, they have learned to be gentle with themselves.

May each of you practice gentleness with yourselves and with the people around you, taking care as you walk gently in the world.

I AM Archangel Gabriel

©2014 Marlene Swetlishoff/Tsu-tana (Soo-tam-ah) Keeper of the Symphonies of Grace. Permission is given to share this message as long as the message is posted in its entirety and nothing has been changed, or altered in any way and Scribe’s credit, copyright and websites are included –,

To view this message at its source click here: The Rainbow Scribe – Archangel Gabriel 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In Defense of Salt -

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Great article explaining why we are told to stay away from CONVENTIONAL table salt as it is very bad for our bodies.  There are however, other salts that are beneficial to the body as explained in this article...

Peace and enjoy,


In defense of salt

In defense of salt
Salt: what Homer called “a divine substance” and Plato described as “especially dear to the gods.” The English word “salary” is even derived from the Latin word that was used to designate the allowance provided to Roman soldiers for buying salt, which was an extremely valued commodity. Oh, and let’s not forget the whole Gandhi salt march. The man walked 240 miles just to get his hands on this tasty crystal, for goodness’ sake! Yes, yes, it wasn’t so much about the salt as it was to stick it to the man, but regardless, salt has a hefty history. Somewhere along the timeline, though, things took a turn. Salt’s got a pretty bad rap around these parts nowadays. Many if not most doctors, nutrition and health practitioners, and even the government public health officials tell us to stay far far away. There are two reasons for this: 
  1. The average individual consumes a great deal of processed foods, which contain extremely high levels of sodium. 77% of the sodium in the average diet comes from processed and restaurant foods, according to the CDC.
  2. Today’s common table salt has nothing in common with the real, natural salt the Greeks and Romans used. 
The problem with today’s table salt
Table salt such as the kind that is commonly used today is “purified,” a process that involves a re-crystallization at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. As with pasteurization of milk and honey, this heating process depletes salt of its natural minerals and nutrients, altering the chemical structure of the salt. The refining process also involves the use of aluminum, ferro cyanide, and bleach. After this process, anti-caking compounds are added to the salt so that it will easily pour from a salt shaker. In many foreign countries, table salt is also fluoridated. In fact, table salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% additives.
The health benefits of himalayan pink salt
Himalayan pink salt, on the other hand, is comprised of 85% sodium chloride and 15% natural minerals. Research has found that these pink salt crystals contain 84 essential minerals required by the human body, including calcium, chloride, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
According to Dr. Mercola, the health benefits of unprocessed himalayan pink salt containing the 84 minerals include:
  1. Regulating the water content of your body
  2. Promoting a healthy pH balance of the cells, particularly brain cells
  3. Regulating blood sugar levels
  4. Absorbing of food particles through your intestinal tract
  5. Supporting respiratory health
  6. Promoting sinus health
  7. Preventing muscle cramps
  8. Promoting bone strength
  9. Regulating and the body’s natural sleep cycle
  10. Promoting vascular health and regulating blood pressure
So what do you say – time to make a switch to pink himalayan salt?
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