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Oct 21, 2009

Animal Cruelty/Testing A Balance?

PETA was recently at USF in Tampa FL, additionally I have come across groups again lately that will claim vegetarian or similar  due to cruety to animals, global warming, etc. So many of the pictures and videos neglect to mention that there are laws that do not get enforced properly, that have images/videos/statistics that are often more than five years old, and/or will quickly say there is no middle line or balance and everything MUST be stopped. Though if you mention testing bug killers they don't seem to hesitate as quickly - uhm sure!!

Regardless though of the degree of commitment/religiosity to the cause, of level of heretic in preaching but not practicing, and countless other areas of problem somethings do need to be done.. and I wonder.

Why cant we simply have laws that:
Prevent any testing of beauty products on living creatures (not just against primates, but ALL living creatures)
Prevent testing of already 'known' carcinogens on living creatures

And enforce these laws stringently with heavy fines, community service requirements, and similar.

During this also go through and with enacting programs such as:
HealthCare Program: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515137266
Food Program: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515259749

Where there is an emphasis on eating healthy by cutting back on meats but not eliminating them. Rather than be extreme why not teach about moderation - plus every person is different to a degree and some people with allergies, different blood types, different ancestry or where they live now, lifestyles will benefit at times from some animal protein over a strict vegan or vegetarian diet.

There is no reason why we can't have and teach areas of moderation when it comes to eating.

When it comes to testing, sorry but I still think there are roles that mice, primates, and other animals can play in helping us to live healthier. Yes, cut down, limit research, have more guidelines that are readily enforced, but do not promote a complete ban. Compromises ought to be able to be reached, but when one goes into a discussion "hell bent" (literally in a sense as their ties to the religious-like convictions are so strong) that any view but their own is wrong then it promotes more negativity and less benefit then if middle grounds can not only be included but also a perspective of compromise embraced.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2009 10:45am
Oct 21, 2009

Drugs?
Personally I like the concept of legalize, regulate, and tax!!

Create taxes based on two criteria:
addictiveness: the higher the level of addictiveness the greater the tax
deadliness: the greater the risk of death to oneself or another the greater the tax.
In all cases any 'drug' would be seen as having additional taxes that would go towards enforcing regulations, educating people on drug use, recovery programs, research, and assistance to people who have a medical need for a drug.

Defining drug?
This may get tricky with items such as caffeine and in regards to dealing with OTC medications and prescription medications. This would have to be worked out.

Any TOTAL Illegal drugs still?
Usually my own mind immediate jumps to drugs such as heroine and cocaine. However, I wonder if it is wise to make these continue to be illegal versus having them be extremely taxed and regulated.

Regulations?
Create laws against use while driving, limiting use to specific places (ie homes, licensed "parlors", or similar). Create limits on purchasing to control usage to a degree. Fines when a person is caught with more than the acceptable amounts. And truly the ability to enforce these regulations is key.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2009 9:16am
Oct 21, 2009

The Realm of Abortion?

I did not address abortion and its legality in the HealthCare Program for a number of reasons.
1. I do not think it should be covered in the general program as there is/should be knowledge about how one gets pregnant, birth control, and similar. I know I did not address birth control in it so that is a good question - the answer would be that yes I believe it should be included as part of the fee. I have added that as a comment to the blog at: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515137266
2. We do not have definitive, unquestionable, completely scientifically proven, and exact date/moment of the start of life that applies 100% of the time. As such there are always going to be arguments on the subject matter, a lot of faith/spirituality/religion based complications, and more decisiveness than not.
3. I do think that we should be able to come together and decide that such things as late term abortions - say a definition of 22weeks pregnant or later should be illegal except in cases where mother WILL die prior/during the birth of the child. Beyond this form of abortion I do not think that much will be able to be agreed upon and compromises made easily or fairly. As such I dont think it has a role in the general medical program.
4. Overall due to the above I think that the only coverage by the program ought to be in forms of education and prevention (birth control, etc). Beyond that have additional insurance programs a person can join if they want to have that ability or similar.

Overall regarding abortion I tend to think along the following lines still:
SO ON ABORTION: (Taken from previous blogs of mine, still deals with legal views, etc)
What a heavy topic right?
No matter what the view there is a way to be against it, come up with reasons on the other side that are valid, and yet it is an area that matters to every person.

Where am I?
I am pro-choice but tend to stand near an anti-abortion stance.

Wait, what is that? How can you be both pro-choice and anti-abortion?
And for that matter when does life begin then since part of the debate depends on abortion being or not-being the murder of an innocent life.

I believe that every person has the right to a choice and above that the right to voice (non-violently) their opinion.

However as for the main areas....

When does life begin? Yes my religious background, my years getting a degree with many courses on biomedical ethics, and life experiences of those around me plays a part. But that is not an answer just a slight bit of info.
I will be honest a part of me is unsure on this idea because from on perspective considering the percentages of natural miscarriages in the first 3months of pregnancy to believe that life began at conception would kinda make God a bit fan of abortion - but then there go all the religious arguments, I hear them in my thoughts as I type.
Medically it is at around 20-23 weeks that there is a slim (key word slim, and really it is very slim) chance for the unborn to survive outside the womb. In fact up until about 25weeks it is with great problems and even as late as 27weeks can be quite a miracle, a friend of mine has a child that was born at 27wks and will never quite function exactly the same though he is extraordinarily smart, advanced, and much more - it is a miracle he survived.
So perhaps life begins when that inside the womb is viable enough to live outside the womb... but wait...
Looking at ultrasounds it sure looks like a baby before that and there is a great amount of growth and advancement before that time right?
In many ways yes but again we come back to between 18 and 20 weeks for the amounts of growth and development that lead to the organs, traits, and aspects that make the unborn look human and have the necessary parts.
There is a religious group that a few thousand years ago said that the soul, life, began when the mother knew she would definitely have a child by the sensations of it kicking within her. This time period called the quickening occurs around month 5 so lets see 4 weeks in a month that is 20weeks hmm there is that number again.

So, for me while there is a part that believes, for myself, life may begin prior to week 22 for the sake of respecting and understanding that others will vary I find that perhaps scaling it back about 4-8 (so say 6) weeks is decent?

That would mean I would be for a bill leaning towards pro-choice but that at 3.5mos or at 14weeks I am pretty much anti-abortion - but also willing still outside of myself to understand others views and compromise, yikes.

Plus?
I have heard and read how some women did not even know they were pregnant till month 5 (I still find odd/hard to believe but possible). Is this an extenuating circumstance?
Well, find out my thoughts on circumstances in the third section of this blog as the next one is looking at reasons and ideas on allowance of abortion.
Again this is understandably a very sensitive issue. As I said part of me believes and knows that 'life' begins before that 14wk mark - though still I hear the other arguments about how people who are a few days late on the period may be pregnant or women still having their period the first two months which still comes out to about 8wks for knowing for sure you are pregnant (the miracle of science to tell us 5days before a missed period)
Still as I said I figure to be fair to those with religious or other convictions about life beginning and/or about rights of a mother I chose 14weeks and after that it should be illegal ...
But does that mean I am pro-abortion before that time or think that the law should be?

NO

I have taken many courses on biomedical ethics, read stories, talked to people, and thought hard about specific situations - situations that being raised strict Christian I was told still were not reasons for abortion what are they?

1. Incest - specifically say a father, older brother, uncle, etc have sex with a girl under the age of 16 who would have no say in the matter.
Is it right then for her to be forced to have the child because any other option is illegal? I don't know completely I do believe the person should be educated on all options and be encouraged perhaps to place the child for adoption, but then there are problems with genetic anomalies and other problems of incest. Until you are in that situation yourself you can not say what you would do, unless you know someone who has been through it you can not say you could even be empathetic to the situation.
I feel in these situations though that a decision MUST be made by that 12th week.
But then there is that religious argument that God would not have let her get pregnant less it was supposed to happen.... my only reply then is if God is not letting you get pregnant naturally why go through thousands of money for infertility?

2. Other Rape - It is harder here for me personally to say that abortion is a logical option in this case but again while I have been raped no child resulted, and no one I know personally has been through it so it is not really my right to tell another person who does not believe as I do that they should be prevented in this case of possibly extreme emotional hardship to not have that as an option.

3. Medical problems. I have to smile for Palin in part and I think more people need to have the faith, conviction, and belief of this woman at times. I do not think that having a child that will be deformed or sickly is all together a cause for having an abortion conversely I also do not like the whole area of "designer babies" and all that issue. On the other hand am I to say that a couple that does not have money or ability to raise such a child should be prevented within that first 14 weeks to not have the choice available to them???

4. Death!! - If a mothers life is at risk - if there are problems such as uterine cancer that becomes apparent, or certain heart problems, or any other problem where having the child would likely result in the death of one if not both is this cause? Absolutely, and I would say especially when there would be no other person to care for the child that is family. Now does that mean I think if that is the situation abortion should be promoted.. NO it simply means I would not even personally stand in the way of a person who in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy learned of this situation and chose to have the option of terminating the pregnancy.

So, there are reasons I see where abortion is an option I can understand would be considered viable for others.

Personally? Incest would not occur at this age in my life and if I had been under 16 I don't know what I would have done. My ex-husband is a woman now, would I have terminated a child knowing that NO. In a case of rape would I, NO. If it was my life or the child's and I was single - I honestly don't know, it is something I would be speaking about with my Priest, my Pastor, my sister who can not have kids, with friends, and would take a lot of time but I would want the option.
I truly would like every pregnancy to come to term and the child born into a family that is loving and caring. I also would like children abandoned and mistreated to be adopted but somehow the percents are low for kids over 5 and more so over 10 as parents prefer babies... that is another tangent though.

The situation is complex, there is not a simple answer that allows for the vast number of religious groups, spiritual associations, scientific groups, atheists, and whoever else to agree on every aspect.
I believe though that we should be able to come to a balance, a point where we can say that the option to murder the unborn is just that murder without question - my personal opinion if this must be the case would be around 12 to 14 weeks - by then you know you are pregnant and weeks away from viability outside the womb.
Let me briefly redefine the viability I am speaking about.
It is not whether the human can breath, eat, have their heart beat, or such on their own - the use of medical technology has advanced where a machine can make the heart beat, the lungs work, the ability for nutrition to be rendered --- my friend again with the child that was born at 24 weeks thanks to medical technology this child can intake nutrition through tpn.
What I mean by viability is the ability with that technology to live outside the womb - and sadly before 20 weeks it has never happened that I have read, and it definitely has never happened before 12 weeks. Does this mean it is not a viable pregnancy..NO and nor would I want that implied I am not speaking about the mother.

Next, how often I have argued on either or both sides of issues about the question of what would people do without the ability to have abortions - I am told stories by my parents - now married nearly 55years with 7kids - of people they knew back in the 40's and even up through till the 60's that did use hangers, or purposely got beat up.... and then there is worse

I can say I rather let the person be given the choice to make for themselves then to have them decide say to take: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme (yeah did you know about that song?) in excessive amounts along with excessive Vit C, Cinnamon, Alcohol, or even worse things like Black or Blue Cohosh, or even what can be deadly like Penny royal within the first trimester to try and terminate.

In the end what I believe personally for my own life is not what I expect to have as a requirement for those who are of other cultural or even the same cultural background of me.

Yes a part of me would love it to be where there were no abortions, where there were no genetically modified/designed babies, where people would accept that God did/didn't want them pregnant by granting it rather than using technology to mess with God's plan... but you know like I said in the end I am not the dictator of another persons  complete ability to make choices with their body. I may not like what others do and I do believe that there are limits, important limits.. but I never want complete freedom removed.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2009 9:06am
Oct 21, 2009

Taxes Versus Programs?
I have been writing ideas for two different programs:
Health Program: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515137266  (Really would like feedback)
and
Food Program: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515259749
I am looking at writing ideas for other programs or ideas for altering/adjusting programs. Merely for the sake of getting the thoughts out of my mind and who knows maybe someone reading, enjoying, sharing, and/or commenting back.

In the process I wanted to express this thought of a Tax versus a Program.
With the programs I am coming up with I like the idea of a percent of taxes going to them but not a lot and ideally not long term. Rather, I like seeing the programs as optional, extremely beneficial to be part of, and while the government is, in part, actively controlling it is a step or two away in comparison to those systems that are tax based.
What I view as ideally tax based systems include those that are specifically for the education, safety, and law/regulation of daily living. Thus things such as an education system for people age 4 to 18 (over 18 make it a program), police, fire, emergency situations (be it hurricane, terrorism, etc), law and regulations that ought to apply to programs (fda and similar), interactions with foreign governments, war/defense/offense, and similar. Basically, and yes it is my opinion, but those things that help keep us safe and knowledgeable. One could say what benefits our "rights" as we know them but in a sense the programs are aimed to do that but in a "larger" or more encompassing sense. Some people may not want/worry about being part of the Health Care Program, some may like the idea of the Food Program but participate through donations to local food banks or similar rather than pay directly into the Federal program.
On an aside, when you see and read about non-profits having trouble obtaining money and knowing that a good number get federal grants and assistance which is paid by taxpayers it just seems like having departments/programs that brought these groups in the money would go further and more benefits would be reaped.
The problem at times with just using taxes is not just people might not want to be forced into paying higher taxes for programs they do not want to use but also it generally is seen as a gross increase of government into areas that some people are not ready to go. BUT if things are optional (benefits for being part, some level of cost for not), while it does take a level of "faith" that people will want to give/help (obviously they will - at some level) for programs I think with a country where so many are tired of "politicking" something like this would be easier, better, more welcoming, and similar.

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Posted: Oct 21, 2009 8:37am
Oct 21, 2009

Food Program:

The Price Paid Per Year:
$600 - ages 30 to 60
$400 - ages 25-30 and 60-65
$200 - ages 18-25 and 65-70
FREE for under 18 and over 70

Who Gets What:
Have a sliding scale of income/dependants to qualify for assistance. Apply to a WIC/FoodAide/etc program to get benefits.
Example could be:
Those Making...would get per week
Over $30k/yr - Nothing
Between $20k and $30k - $12/week for person and same amount for each dependant under age 18
Between $15k and $20k - $21/week for person and same amount for each dependant under age 18
Between $10k and $15k - $27/week for person and same amount each dependant under age 18
Between $5k and $10k - $33/week for person and same amount each dependant under age 18
Under $5k - $39/week for person and same amount each dependant under age 18

Other Programs:
Bring in existing non-profits, food programs, and similar into this program so that money is better able to be allocated, assistance given where/when possible in greater/lesser amounts, creation of food stores (banks) that specialize in helping people, promotion of education on obtaining and eating a healthy diet, and ability to increase effectiveness of food drives and food kitchens.

Types of Food:
Limit the types and amounts of food that a person is able to get. Similar in part to requirements of WIC and other food programs but perhaps ablity to even reign in more to promote areas of sustainability, healthier eating, and education in these areas.
Suggestions of food allotments would meet/work with FDA, Nutrition, and similar programs for healthy dietary concepts.
Examples that could help bring in and promote current non-profits, healthy groups, and similar may be:
All FRESH and FROZEN fruits and vegetables are included
All canned food provided it has NO SUGAR added.
Only whole grain breads and items - wheat, rye, oat, etc
Nothing above 2%milk
Juices only when they are 100%
limit amount of meat that can be purchased in one week (concept of cutting down but not cutting out animal meats - a compromise with the animal rights type groups, vegetarian groups, and environmental groups).

Obtaining Money from people and to support program:
As a program it would be separate from taxes but a percentage of taxes paid could still go to this program.
Database stating a person is part of the program could give benefits (tax deduction, etc)
Roping in the non-profits in this category could help bring in that federal funding.



Well, why would/wouldn't it work? What are the questions that ought to be asked in this type of a scenario?


Also, more so than with this program I am curious of peoples opinions and questions on the Medical Program thoughts in the blog: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17598090&blogId=515137266#

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Posted: Oct 21, 2009 8:17am
Oct 20, 2009

Why cant something like this work?

US HealthCare Program

The Price Paid Per Year:
$1,000 - ages 30 to 55
$750 - ages 25-30 and 55-60
$500 - ages 18-25 and 60-65
$100 - ages 16-18 and 65-70
FREE for under 16 and over 70

For indigent or those making less than say $18,000
give discounts that must be reviewed each year
the use of non-profits to provide for these cases


What You Get Each Year:
18 visits to doctor
36 visits to nurse
4 visits to psychologist/counselor
4 visits to CAM therapist: chiro, accupuncture, massage, etc
4 visits to nutritionist
4 visits to specialists: endocrinologist, hemeatologist
2 full health physicals
4 Teeth cleanings
6 cbcs
4 cmps
4 specific blood tests (thyroid, liver, etc)
Flu Vaccine
First Aide/CPR course
1 education class a month (12 total: areas such as nutrition, exercise, meditation, etc)
Youth Vaccines are covered
30% ER coverage if client has been using health care system else only 10%
Any person (US or other) may join system- in order to receive benefits must pay full amount
All the "$4/free" meds that stores offer now would be able to be covered for free. All other medications read below.

How It Is Paid:
Each person responsible to pay amount by April 30th each year to receive benefits
OR
ALL Insurance plans are required to add this fee into their coverage and then pay into the US HealthCare Program


National Database:
A national databse would be needed BUT ONLY to be able to share following information:
Name, address, contact information, date of birth, whether they have paid the health fee, whether they have additional insurance coverage.



The Issues/Questions:

Why those tests/numbers: Needs research but the concept is that with those blood tests a large number of illnesses/diseases/etc can be diagnosed. Combining the doctors roles with nurses, allied health practitioners, and education ideally will decrease major problems while providing a relief of the "now uninsured."

Medicare/Medicaid: basically would disolve these two programs into the US HealthCare Program. May be able to increase the coverage for elderly, very young, and/or indigent but here would be call for non-profits.

Insurance: Require that all insurance companies must pay in for every insured the amount due to the HealthCare Program. Every insurance company must offer light/basic plans that are available to individuals in addition to the "group plans". Recommend that insurance companies offer across state line plans, plans based on field of work, etc that can cater to the situations most apt to arise for those individuals. Can NOT deny coverage due to pre-existing condition, but may add fees for those who do not take advantage of the HealthCare Program.  Because this will not cover everything it is not a "competition" and ideally can enable insurance companies to offer better, more concise, and unique plans.

Businesses: I would not "require" companies to pay this fee for their workers however perhaps there could be either:
tax benefit if they do pay
insurance companies offer 'HealthCare Program" only plans
Issue arrises of dismissed or short-term employees what to do, again reason for not requiring companies to pay this.

State/Federal: While having some management and regulation at the National Level, and much more at the State Level, a lot would be done by regions in state (county, city, etc).

Emergency Rooms: Continue to not be able to turn away people but for those who have not paid their fee it is added onto the fee of the ER. Allow a person to use the care provided by the HealthCareProgram to help with hospital visit.

Getting People To Pay: One problem we often see is that the younger (say 18-30) who are not employed full time, in school, or not employed do not view they need medical coverage. Rather than FORCE any person to pay allow hospitals and clinics to charge additional rates to those who are self-pay for the basics listed above. Conversely, if a person has paid their HealthCare Program fee have the rates be lower. Routes to do this could be to up the fees for seasonal vaccines, etc for self-pays.

Chronic Illness/Disease: The number of visits above should help in the area of preventative medicine as well as curative. In instances where this coverage would not be enough (should be for most diabetics, heart disease, etc..but in cases like cancer) then require insurance companies to create plans for these people, use non-profits, etc.

Drugs/Medicines: As stated above those medications that already are given for free or $4-$10 through places like walmart and grocery changes should be FREE under this program. For the rest research would have to be done to decide what percentage (if any) to cover.

Alternative Therapies: Some CAM therapies are provided as part of this plan to assist those who may better align with that area, however as with the 'traditionally western' treatments only a few services/items would be free. Suggestions for insurance companies to offer CAM Insurance Plans.

Education: One of the primary areas would be offering people a FREE class each month in areas of nutrition, healing, anatomy/physiology, meditation, exercise, etc. Allow one free course each month but not more than one. Insurance companies could offer incentives for people to be part of these courses on education.

Doctors/Nurses/Practitioners: In order to pay for this you would need practitioners that are willing to accept a lower income. Considering the presence of Free Clinics and similarly donated work this may only be a small bump. May be able to bring in TAX or other incentives to the practitioners that take on percentages of the HealthCare Program.

Indigent/etc: This area may still cause some problems and again looking at the number of Free Clinics and similar that we have today there must be a way to "reign" in on them so that something more/better/different can occur so the indigent would still be part???

HealthCare Program Money: Ideally this would be run in part like a non-proft but at minnimum MUST be a closed program. Money collected should NOT go into any form of general fund. When there is a profit or similar than use that money to increase benefits, to provide/assist 501.3c organizations in helping inidgent, for use to fund research when applicable to care/prevention/etc, and espeically for increase of education programs.

Initial Funding: In this area we can look to the federal money that goes to the non-profits already offering similar type programs and work to bring them in under this program diversifying the money. AND/OR do a one-time "loan/gift/etc" from general funds. And/OR by bringing the medicare/medicaid programs under this system have access to that money initially.

Start Date: Ideally this type of plan ought to be able to be put together and start in 2011 - yeah takes work and more research.

Employees: This should not cause a loss of jobs in insurance fields though may require new/more training. Additionally, you would be able to create jobs through the Education Programs and likely would have a need for more nurses/doctors as well.

Socialism Concern:
Is this a socialized system? Yes it is, but with it not going through taxes and still in part being optional, plus ideally having the program at least slightly outside of mainstream federal government worries of this would need to be asked in specific questions.

 Is it different then what we already have available through the required admittance ERs, the medicare/medicaid programs, and non-profit groups? Not really, it actually will bring a lot of that under one area so that hopefully a better system will arise. Again more questions/research would be ideal.

Will this lead to wanting coverage for everything like house over our heads etc? No more than what is already occuring and desired.






So? Why would something like this work? Why would it not work?

Please send me your thoughts/questions.
Please pass this on that I might get more thoughts/questions.
myspace.com/debbie82078 jdwrigh2@mail.usf.edu

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Posted: Oct 20, 2009 11:00am
Feb 9, 2009
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Posted: Feb 9, 2009 8:00am
Feb 9, 2009
www.AchievingLife.com is ready to launch.


We must get feedback on design, members, and comments.. but also and just as if not more important we must get some $$ for marketing, hosting expenses, and other expenses.

To make it a successful launch we need listings and information on the site which in return will work to drive more visitors.


We attract approximately 900 views a month not including views for our Achieving Life expos. This number will increase as we get Partners, Sponsors, Supporters, and volunteers working to promote the site, provide links, and provide the $$ to launch marketing & advertising efforts.

The below is the offer that we have for $20 and is a one time offer. To this offer we also will be announcing to over 8,000 people through are affilated networks the people, groups, and businesses that have become a one time Level 3 supporter of the site.


Rates & Benefits For One Time Offer Level 3 Supporters
**Only Available February 7th through 28th,
2009 in response to e-mail/networking promotion**
With $20 payment to Achieving Life or equal/higher value trade.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2009 7:55am
Jan 26, 2009

"What you bring forth out of yourself from the inside will save you. What you do not bring forth out of yourself from the inside will destroy you." Gospel of Thomas

There are times we get stuck re-living the fears, the pains, and the struggles of our past. Yet we have the ability to transform them by remembering the soul's perspective of love, meaning, and releasing.

Every experience we have serves a purpose of the soul. Every moment offers us an infinite level of growth, beauty, and love when we find its meaning and release it from its place locked in our consciousness. In this transformation and process we bring the unconscious experience to the conscious.

Recall the event in your mind, let yourself remember the experience fully.

Own that experience without judgement or blame, know that it was your experience.

Take the responsibility of your actions, of the event and its consequences. (The experience stemmed from fears of and lack of being whole and I have just one subjective perception).

Give the event meaning in what your soul was learning in mastery, skill, life but didn't know at that time.

Re-imagine and see the experience now through its lesson(s) with its higher purpose.

Release the experience from you knowing the lessons and finding the love, healing, and peace now in this moment.

Some of the greatest work we can do is to meet our experiences, ourselves, in new ways with love, healing, and the understanding of higher purposes.
~Debra Macking, LMT & Life Guide
Achieving Life

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Jan 20, 2009

Sensation Meditation is a unique form of Guided Meditation that stems from Meditational Massage and Meditational Healing.

This Wednesday (the 21st) I will be teaching and leading another Intro & Meditaiton class at Mystikal Scents in Thonotosassa in Florida.

This weeks sensation meditation is going to continue with the elements of water & scent this week we will be adding a greater focus on touch.

If you are curious about Sensation Meditation, its many applications, its similarities and combinations with many other therapies please let me know. I am working on creating an entire educational course.

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