Monday, January 02, 2017

From wheelchairs to walking — with stem cells

I want to share a recent message from Dr. Al Sears.  I'm subscribed to his email newsletter and have been trying to get access to stem cell treatment for some time now...

Doctor's House CallAl Sears

Al Sears, MD
11905 Southern Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

October 17, 2016
Dear Lydia,
A 71-year-old woman who could only move her left thumb after suffering a devastating stroke is now walking again after undergoing a stem cell procedure. 
The woman was part of a stem cell study done on stroke victims at Stanford University — and she wasn’t the only one whose life was completely changed by the treatment…
Two other patients also got up out of their wheelchairs and started walking again.
In total, 18 stroke survivors who thought they’d be paralyzed for the rest of their lives experienced what Stanford researchers are calling “remarkable” recoveries. Most have regained almost FULL mobility.1
The researchers admit they were “stunned” by the results.
That’s because they fly in the face of everything mainstream medicine will tell you about recovering from a stroke.
You see, most doctors believe it’s pointless to continue therapy if a patient hasn’t seen any improvement six months after their stroke.  
But here’s the thing…
All of the patients in the study had passed the critical six-month mark. Some had a stroke as many as THREE YEARS before.
This is one of the most amazing examples of the healing power of stem cells that I’ve heard of. But I’m not surprised.
And it’s such a simple procedure…
The Stanford researchers harvested stem cells from adult donors and injected them into damaged areas of the stroke victims’ skulls. The patients returned home the same day with only a slight headache.
And most started to show improvement within the first 24 hours.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell procedures were once controversial. But I want to be clear: the stem cells used today are NOT the “embryonic” stem cells used years ago in research. We’ve since learned that one of the best places to get stem cells is actually from your own fat tissue.
You’re born with a reserve of “replacement cells” — or stem cells. They’re your body’s master cells. You can use them to replace any cell that’s damaged or dying.
When they’re deployed, stem cells heal and regenerate the tissue or organ they’re assigned to, and can help you make stunning recoveries.
The “secret weapons” inside stem cells that makes this possible are tiny proteins called growth factors.
Human growth factors are cellular messengers that send signals to activate the production of new cells, or to instruct a cell to create new cells with different functions. This special signaling mechanism is what triggers the healing power of these cells.
If you’re interested in learning about the stem cell treatment options available at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, please call my staff at 561-784-7852.
In the meantime, here are five ways you can increase your body’s production of stem cells right now…
  1. Practice Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese martial art has been practiced for over 3,000 years. But only recently have scientists realized that this self-paced system of slow, gentle stretching can increase your number of stem cells in your body as you get older.2 These stem cells, called CD34 cells, are produced deep in your bone marrow.
  2. Eat blue-green algae. Blue-green algae is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. There are two kinds, spirulina and a variety known as AFA. Researchers at the University of South Florida found that the AFA variety can greatly increase the production of human stem cells in bone marrow.3 AFA is available as a supplement or a powder and can be found online. I recommend 800 mg a day.
  3. Eat more seaweed. Seaweed contains an important molecule calledfucoidan. This compound increases the release of adult stem cells into the bloodstream.4 It also helps mobilize those stem cells so they can travel to the parts of the body that need repair and renewal. Fucoidan is found primarily in brown seaweed and makes a delicious salad. You can also purchase supplements online. I suggest 400 mg a day.
  4. Add carnosine. I recommend getting 1,000 mg of carnosine every day. Grass-fed, pasture-raised meat is the best way to get carnosine from food. A typical 7-ounce serving of beef has about 250 mg of carnosine. If you can’t get enough by eating red meat, I recommend you supplement with natural L-carnosine. Take 500 mg twice a day.
  5. Fast for two days every six months.  Periodic calorie restriction — no food for two days every six months — kills older, damaged stem cells and generates new ones.5 This is a technique I’ve used for years to jumpstart the healing and rejuvenation process.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD, CNS

1 Steinberg G, et al. Clinical Outcomes of Transplanted Modified Bone Marrow–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Stroke: A Phase 1/2a Study. Stroke. E Published Ahead of Print: June 02, 2016.
2 Ho TJ, Ho LI, Hsueh KW, Chan TM, et al. Tai Chi intervention increases progenitor CD34(+) cells in young adults.Cell Transplant. 2014;23(4-5):613-20.
3 Shytle DR, Tan J, Ehrhart J, Smith AJ, et al. Effects of blue-green algae extracts on the proliferation of human adult stem cells in vitro: a preliminary study. Med Sci Monit. 2010 Jan;16(1):BR1-5.
4 Stephenson, K., Grout, M. “Fucoidan and Stem Cells — Seaweed promotes stem cell function.” Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine. 2 Sep 2015.
5 Cheng C, Adams G, Perin L, et al. Prolonged fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to promote hematopoietic-stem-cell-based regeneration and reverse immunosuppression. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 5;14(6):810-23.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Not Your Mother's Chicken Soup

Be Well!
Despite doctor recommendations, I have never had a flu shot.  And it's been nearly 20 years since the last time I had the flu (extremely mild one at that).

I just continue to eat well by choosing organic and raw foods, take supplements, meditate, qigong and energy healing, maintain a peaceful and harmonious outlook...

Of course, tea and chocolate is a given.... :)

One of my Power Foods Against Colds and Flu
I prefer to use Cayenne Pepper in lieu of black pepper and hot pepper sauce, since it works so well as an immunity booster as well as an anti-inflammatory. Add according to the level of spicy hotness you like...

I also prefer chicken breasts instead of legs, low sodium chicken broth (or make my own).  Try to go with farm raised chicken when you can...if you can get locally grown, even better.  It's best to know that they were happy chickens - which should apply to any livestock - free roaming, organically fed,  free of antibiotics and anything artificial that will end up in your digestive system.

By The Editors of Prevention

4 whole bone-in skinless chicken legs
4 c fat-free chicken broth
2 c water 5 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 carrots, sliced
1 lg leek, white part and some of the green, rinsed and cut into ½" slices
1 lg sweet potato (12 oz), peeled and cut into lg chunks
6 c packed torn spinach
1 lg tomato, cut into ½" chunks
¼-1 tsp hot-pepper sauce

1. DIVIDE the chicken legs into thigh and drumstick portions. Remove and discard any visible fat.

2. PLACE the chicken in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the broth, water, garlic, ginger, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming the surface occasionally.

3. STIR in the carrots, leek, and sweet potato. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through.

4. ADD the spinach and tomato, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted and the tomato is heated through. Add the hot-pepper sauce to taste. Makes 4 servings

NUTRITION (per serving) 340 cal, 36 g pro, 36 g carb, 5 g fat, 2 g sat. fat, 105 mg chol, 7 g fiber, 380 mg sodium

DIET EXCHANGES 0 fruit, 2½ vegetable, 0 milk, 1 fat, 1 carb, 4 meat

Sunday, October 16, 2016

No Bake Eclair Cake

This recipe for the Eclair Cake is so simple to make, needs no baking...And it's TASTY!  :)

2 (3.4 oz) packages Vanilla Instant Pudding mix, dry
3½ cups whole milk
12 oz. cool whip
2 (14.4) oz packages graham crackers

3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Blend milk and vanilla pudding packets for about 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip.
  2. In a 9x13 pan, Layer graham crackers to cover entire bottom of pan. You may need to cut and shape the crackers to fit nicely.
  3. Pour half of pudding/cool whip mixture on top and level.
  4. Put another layer of graham crackers to cover entire surface. Cut and shape crackers accordingly.
  5. Put the second half of pudding/cool whip mixture on top and level.
  6. Put the final layer of graham crackers on top with bumpy side down. This will help the top look more smooth when you go to put the frosting on top. Once again, cut and shape crackers accordingly to avoid pits and cracks.
  7. FOR THE FROSTING: Microwave butter and milk just enough so that they are melted together. You do not need to boil it. Add cocoa and powdered sugar and blend together. This will be a runnier frosting/glaze. Pour over top of graham crackers and smooth out nicely. (**I usually double the frosting recipe)
  8. Refrigerate overnight and Dig in!

For more tasty treats:  Eclair Cake | Chef in Training

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Make Your Own Bottle Brush Flower Essence

A very dear friend shared this message with me on using flower essence to heal.

October 9, 2008

Hi Lydia,

Do you have any trees around you that have flowers growing on them that look similar to a bottle brush flower?

I have found the bottle brush flower to be a good one to make flower water from for the spinal nerves. Only because the flower to me resembles the spine and all the nerves coming from its center. It doesn't say so in the books but I do find it gives stimulation to the nerves down my legs.

I make my own -

  • Pick the flower, just one is needed early in the morning before the bees are up. 
  • Place it in a clear glass jar and cover it with fresh rain water. 
  • Cover the glass with clear plastic and sit it in the early morning sun. 
  • Leave it out overnight and the next day after the water warms from the sun again. 
  • Take it in and strain the water into a container.

This I use to massage into my back and down my legs. The muscles in my legs relax and the pain in my lower back seems to disappear. I know you can get bottle brush flower essence and I guess they make it similar to the way I do but I just use the fresh stuff, though they do not say anything about using it the way I do.

Maybe a flower growing in your area may be able to be used in the same way.  The bottle brush is red also, so I figure its good for the Base Chakra.

May be something like that will help while you are waiting for the powers that be to attend to you

Here is a photo of one from my garden



Monday, October 03, 2016

Ego VS True Self

An excerpt from “The Next Step in Evolution”
by Vincent Cole

There comes a stage in spiritual development when you will experience the conflict between the fears of the ego and the power of spirit. During this stage of conflict you will feel as if you are teeter-tottering between the two. One moment spirituality is in the forefront. The next moment it is the ego dominating your thoughts and actions.

Your True Personality is coming forth into your consciousness and is a more powerful vibration than the ego. As your True Self emerges it will challenge how you think, how you see the world, and how you live your life. As spiritual awareness begins to grow stronger the ego will begin to diminish. The ego has no power against the higher vibrations of your True Self, but it will resist. This time of conflict will be a time of fear and confusion as the ego struggles to survive. An ego-based identity seeks only that which strengthens it. All else is seen as a threat.

Therefore, in the beginning, as you take the next step in evolution, you will feel a conflict, a division within yourself as a new way of being struggles to emerge.

This is an important and beneficial awakening.

Be patient but also be strong. It will be a great temptation to go back to what is familiar. The ego will seek that which is known, that which it sees as safe. Even a painful life is preferable to the ego than having to face the unknown. During times of conflict the ego retreats into the familiarity of old beliefs and routine actions, while the True Self instinctually moves forward towards new experiences, new understandings, and a new way of being in the old world. Conflict arises during these periods of transition as you move from the past into the future, uncertain of the next step.

Realize it is the ego causing the uncertainty, the confusion and conflict. It struggles against that which it cannot control. This period of conflict will last only as long as you cling to the old way of being. It is a battle, to be sure, but the inner struggle is but a birth into a new awareness. You will face this struggle many times as you reach new levels of awareness and your True Self radiates its power. There will be conflict each time another old belief cherished by the ego is to be sacrificed.

Do not fear these conflicts. They are the birth pains of self-transformation. The trials of conflict will come in stages, as much as you can handle at a time. It cannot be rushed. Take small steps in the beginning. Be kind to yourself during these times of emotional turmoil. Take time to rest and take the time to sit quietly.

Take time to call on those spiritual forces that aid you in this struggle. You do not go through this alone. Peace will come to you again, but the lesson is not over. Once the initial distress of conflict subsides there is an attempt to compromise.

This is a time when the ego will try to take what spiritual knowledge you have gained and make it its own. It will take the new knowledge and apply it to the old way of being. To illustrate: rather than exchanging an old shirt for a new one, the ego will take the sparkling clean shirt and place it over the old tattered one. You cannot take the knowledge you are gaining, the new insights and the joy you are feeling and layer it over the ego.

It will only be an illusion. Outside the appearance is spiritual, the words spoken sound spiritual; even the show of psychic ability seems evidence of having become a spiritual being. Beneath the surface, however, the ambitions, the fears, the quest for personal power still remain. The ego maintains control.

Be aware of this within yourself.

Be aware of such compromises in others; those who seek to appear special in the world, those who use their spiritual knowledge to gain personal power to accumulate material wealth, to attract attention and adulation, and those who see all “rewards” as proof of divine favor. Such individuals often form the more dogmatic, exclusive forms of organized religion where “they teach as doctrinethe precepts of men”.

This is not to be judged, but seen as an essential step in evolution. It is a valuable experience.

Since the vibrations of spiritual consciousness and egotistical thought patterns are different and incompatible, inevitably an even greater conflict results and the individual will be forced to choose a new direction. Conflict has its value. It is during the mental confusion and emotional turmoil that the differences between the True Personality and the ego become obvious. Become aware of the conflict. Understand the dynamics of personal growth. Know that as the ego begins to weaken it will struggle togain prominence. Anger and fear and depression may increase.

Confusion results because the ego cannot understand what is happening. It is too limited. As the ego fights to regain its position you will find yourself thinking only of yourself, attempting to glorify your achievements of newfound knowledge that you are only beginning to glimpse.

This is a trick of the ego.

This is an attempt by the ego to take what is universal and make it personal. During this time you must be your most disciplined and ever vigilant. Do not judge yourself, but simply be aware and learn. Take time to question the ego’s influence on your spiritual life. Some thoughts may be quite subtle, convincing you that what you want is of a spiritual nature, whereas, it appeals more to the ego than to the heart. Simply remember the criteria of the ego. Remember its need for self-preservation, its concerns with physical well-being, and its hunger for personal power. If your thoughts are centered on fear and worry and self-defense, know it is of the ego. If you wish to glorify yourself to the world, it is of the ego.

Because you are still a child you may not recognize the ego at work. Therefore, carefully take small steps.

The beginning of spiritual awareness may seem wobbly. You may be unsure which foot to put forward. You may easily fall. But if you are sincere in your desire for spiritual growth there will be someone to catch you. You will again have the opportunity to stand and walk. Allow yourself times of conflict. They are growing pains. Allow yourself to fail at times. You will learn from the experience. On this path of evolution be willing to stumble and fall. Be willing to again stand up and walk. A child is willing to crawl before learning to walk. A child does not give up should he or she fall. The child continues to learn as helping hands support the attempt. Soon the child learns to run. So it is with spiritual evolution. And, as you stand and take the next step forward, be aware of outside distractions. Old situations, old attitudes, and even old friends will rise up to lead you astray.

You are taking a new path, but the old way is still visible, still strong and demanding.

Do not judge it. Instead, understand it for what it is, nothing more than the past pulling at you. Find the strength to walk in a new direction. Be willing to stand alone for a moment, and then ask the forces of God to help you take the next step. Periods of conflict do not last long, but they are a crucial time in your development. If you seek to avoid conflict by being lazy, if you are satisfied with your present self, if you think there is nothing left to learn, then you are a child content to crawl, never knowing the joy of running.

Dear child, keep in mind this is only the beginning. Be mindful that there is much more to life and do not settle for less.

A great deal awaits you but first this bridge of conflict must be crossed. Ignore the raging waters beneath it. Become deaf to the voices calling behind you, calling you to return. Dear child of great strength, do not allow your legs to collapse beneath you, but continue to cross the bridge of conflict regardless of the difficulties. Continue to keep your mind and vision on the other side awaiting you. This will help. This will offer encouragement.

As you cross the bridge you will see and feel your spiritual power. This will encourage youto face the conflict and endure the turmoil. Tell yourself at this time you will not turn back. Tell yourself that you will not leave the road because something glitters off to the side. It is only a distraction appealing to the ego. Tell yourself that as you move into a new consciousness, as you move into a new way of being, God is with you. You are not alone. You have never been alone.

What you seek is far greater than anything you have ever known. There is nothing in the past that can possibly describe where you are going. No past experience will explain the new person you will soon discover within yourself. You are learning. Keep that in mind as you stumble and fall; you are learning. Keep in mind when you are tempted and become distracted that you are learning. Give yourself the gift of compassion. Give yourself a sense of grace. Remind yourself you have chosen this way and you have the power to accomplish it.

During times of conflict and confusion you will find a strength you did not know you had; strength you kept hidden, strength unknown by the world around you. Ask for this strength and it will rise up within you.


About the Author:

Vincent Cole is a wandering monk who has been facilitating prayer and meditation groups, as well as Women Healing Circles for the past 15 years throughout the United States. While on a personal year long retreat in the desert outside Tucson, AZ, Brother Vincent took a collection of channeled messages given to a small prayer group many years ago, and edited them into the book “The Next Step in Evolution – A Personal Guide.”

Sunday, September 25, 2016

My Latest Fundraiser

Hi all!

I recently setup a new GoFundMe fundraiser to get treatment at the Mayo Clinic's spinal cord injury program, and uninsured expenses for a power chair, transportation, and personal care services.

Make a $10 Donation and Get a special Thank You! Gift from me :)

Here's a sneak peek:

My name is Lydia Smith-Lenardson.  I am a Pacific islander, a woman who became paralyzed with a spinal cord injury from cancer treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  I’m calling out to the hearts and minds of friends, family, and folks everywhere to help me pay for uninsured medical expenses - a power wheelchair and treatment at the Mayo Clinic's spinal cord injury program.   
It's time to rejoin my hula family, to travel to Pacific island cultural festivals and other festivals around the world.  Dance, music, theater and art - virtually anything creative - have always been a part of me; in my heart and in my blood...

My previous fundraiser in 2014

Lala's Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7 Dessert Recipes That Use Bananas Instead Of Added Sugar And Flour

Bananas are kind of magical. They're brimming with nutrition and they can somehow make green smoothies taste like decadent milkshakes. But if you're only using bananas in your blender, you're missing out: They're also the perfect way to add natural sweetness to baked goods—sometimes even standing in for flour. The result? Desserts with far fewer blood sugar-spiking refined carbs, and all the deliciousness. (Lose up to 15 pounds WITHOUT dieting with Eat Clean to Get Lean, our 21-day clean-eating meal plan!)

Try these 7 banana-sweetened treats from some of Prevention's favorite food bloggers,

Here's one of my favorites:

Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Gooey dark chocolate chunks are the perfect complement to the banana-almond butter batter used in these muffins from blogger Bakerita. The best part? They only take 20 minutes to bake.

Author: Rachel Conners

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 12 muffins


  • 3-4 medium bananas 
  • (1⅔ cups mashed or 380 grams 
  • 3 eggs, room temperature 
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • ⅓ cup (100 grams) almond butter + ¼ cup almond butter, divided 
  • ⅓ cup (50 grams) coconut flour 
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda 
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 


Line a 12 pan muffin tin with paper liners and preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl or mixer, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and ⅓ cup almond butter until fully combined.

Add the coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

Add 1 tablespoon of batter to the bottom of each pan. Add a heaping teaspoon of almond butter to the center of each muffin. Divide the remaining batter evenly into the muffin cups, about another tablespoon of batter. Top with more chocolate chunks if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about ½ hour. Flip out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

To keep the muffins Paleo and refined sugar free, use Paleo-friendly chocolate or try making your own.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Beacons of Light August 2016

~ Take Responsibility for your Happiness ~

The Beacons of Light Re-minders from Home are presented Live on the internet,
transcribed and posted here each month.
Beacons of Light
August 2016
Presented Live 7/30/2016
Greetings Dear Ones.
Spread your wings, even when you are tired.
We are that wind beneath your wings.
You know, each and every one of you have these beautiful opportunities to both be a support and to be supported. We see you as these beautiful birds with outstretched wings, flying and sharing the most incredible energies, enjoying the world in this way. There comes a time when your wings become tired and you must rest. So, the way to do that is to stop flying, take a break and to release. Or, you can have these beautiful angels come up under your wings to assist when you are weary.
Each and every one of you has these contracts that are activated at the perfect times.— this can be an animal, a person, or even energy. However, many of you have not felt that support beneath your wings and wonder if you may be doing something wrong and you must adjust in some way.
We ask you, dear ones, to lean on us when that happens. We are very strong and can hold you until you re-member your own strength and vibration, that beautiful tone which is uniquely yours. You have come to planet Earth with a very specific purpose that is not yet complete or you would not be here right now. The reality is, you have all done incredible work to be here and invested in the Earth and humanity many times. You have that opportunity now to dare to spread your wings, even though you may be tired, making space for those energies to assist in helping you hold your light, energy, and love.
Stress on Planet Earth
Now, we watch with amazement as you go through the changes that you are experiencing. We see a tremendous amount of stress on your planet and  there is actually no measurement of this that exists; it is not a pressure or energy level that cannot be measured or quantified in any way but all of you feel it. It affects your thinking first and your actions second. Every single human being feels this energy, which you have been living in for months now. Quite honestly, there is a little ways to go. We realize that some of you are exhausted, in part because you see things through two eyes. You always see things in a field of duality, but if we could take off that veil and let you see the beautiful game occurring on planet Earth you would understand what is really going on. Because, dear ones, this is actually leading to an incredible evolution rather than difficulties. You must go through these challenges in order to reach that place, find that uniqueness, and earn the right to live in that every day and every moment.
Mental Illness
You are doing more than you understand, and we thank you all for having that opportunity to be there and to work with these things. Dear ones, you see this happening almost every day. You may look at your newspapers, your televisions and find that there was someone who acted out again or maybe even took lives with them out of desperation. Many times there have been angels that have flown beneath their wings to hold them up, but they have not allowed it to happen.
In part this can be attributed to what you call mental illness. It is an area that you have little understanding of, dear ones, yet every single one of you carries a form of mental illness. Some of you can rationalize and work with it, while others have more difficulty, but all of you deal with these issues. When the energy becomes very tight, restrictive and difficult, it is hard for a person to see themselves. They do not understand where they are going, whether they are on the right path, or how to make those connections.
The challenge about most of this, dear ones, is what you call mental illness. It is all about separation versus unity; separation is what you call mental illness. Look at some of the classifications for people with these particular illnesses, which are all about not being able to fit in the norm. But that is true with every one of you, because of the way you carried such incredible spiritual energy from Home.
Almost all of you who consider yourselves Lightworkers feel like you are alone, as if you are the only ones to feel and understand what you do. Although your faith is unshakable, your reflection in the world may not be seen and that makes it very difficult. So we tell you, find those beautiful angels that can come up under your wings and allow them to do so. Invite them to do so, speak it aloud and then watch what happens.
Take Responsibility for Your Happiness
Make space for that to happen in your life, then turn around and do it to others because that is the completion of the energy cycle. If you wish to bring that energy, direction, and sense of purpose into your life, help other people find it in theirs. These are the connections that you are all becoming aware of. You are actually being pushed closer together because of this dense energy and these difficult times on planet Earth, you are seeing people act out in different ways. Most of you that have incredibly developed Vagus Nerves find it incredibly difficult to feel and hold that energy, because you also take responsibility for it.
Do not take responsibility for humanity; that is a collective decision and a collective vibration. Take responsibility for your happiness on this planet. Yes, that is what we said—your own happiness. What happens when you find your passion, when you step into something you love to do? You start vibrating in such a way that it affects everyone around you and sets an energy. It actually sets up your own future and all the events that can take place with you at that point. You are much more powerful than you understand. A little vibrational integrity at this point will stretch into the future and clear much of the energy for your own life and your purpose, as a spirit pretending to be a human.
Elections in the United States
You are magical, dear ones. Some of the events on Earth we watch with great pain, and others with great humor. We are laughing hysterically at what you call your elections in the United States. Yes, dear ones, it is one of the most entertaining things we have ever seen on your planet. All of you are asking, “Which way is it going to go?” We have already made our predictions. However, the more important part to understand about this is no matter who is elected as the next president, we doubt seriously that they will last two terms.
Although we cannot give you a blanket statement about the future, we can share that there are likely to be events in place that will probably limit the next leader of the United States to some degree. So watch for it and know that no one is right or wrong in this; you are all making decisions.  The current frustration on planet Earth has a huge part in your decision making. If you can step out of that long enough to see things the way they are, it will help you make very clear decisions. You have these levels of trust, which are very difficult for you to ground and use in some ways, nevertheless you see them. Know that has to do with trusting yourself more than anything else. That is what usually reflects when a person cannot find someone that they can put their trust in. When energies move the way that they are now, know that it is also an opportunity for spirit to play a hand in what is taking place.
The Third Aspect of Every Relationship on Planet Earth
There is no right or wrong on planet Earth, it is simply an illusion of duality. Humanity has now stepped clearly out of duality. Finding your new path, the third aspect of your lives and your relationships, will help you understand more of what is taking place on the Earth. Each of you has a relationship with the rest of humanity, which is the one thing that is missing. It is the third leg, the one relationship that is so difficult. That is why the incredible tension on the planet right now; third leg of the relationship has been removed. The effect throws people into desperation making them act out or take any action, simply because it is an action instead of an inaction. Sometimes you purposely step backwards on your path; it often happens out of fear and is a natural human reaction. It is not to be judged, only move in the direction that makes you happy. That is the one piece we ask you to watch these next months.
There is a new wave of energy on this planet that will calm things down, but you have so many dramas right now that it is easy to get wrapped up in them—each and every one. Know that your vision can see only a small part of everything that happens until you re-turn Home. Then we will share all of it and you will start to see the third aspect of every relationship on Earth—even those you call enemies. Then you will begin to see everything from a different perspective and you will start to spread your wings again—all of you. And in those moments when you grow tired, expect someone to provide assistance. It may be a person, relative, animal, spirit, or it may even be us.
We Are Thanking You
You are magical beings who have created a game on planet Earth. It is now possible to move to an entirely new level that was never even anticipated at the beginning of your game. That is why all eyes are on planet Earth. The attention is focused here because you are doing something that has not been done before. Many of you feel that you are holding energy but cannot see the results or never received the thank you.
Know that we are thanking you, for we see what you have done. We see your path as a spirit and we love you more than you could possibly know. We are that wind beneath your wings. Allow us to carry you in those times when you need a break. Allow us to be there for you and find all the others that will come to your aid. You are not alone, and these are the times of unity versus separation. Every piece that you put into movement that helps to bring you toward unity eliminates mental illness, frustration and the density that you have all been living in. Know that there is much work ahead, for all of you. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to do that work and to be heard in a new way.
It is with the greatest of honor that we greet you in these ways. We ask you to treat each other with the greatest of respect as the teachers and the healers that you are. Nurture one another at every opportunity. Know that you are playing this beautiful game that you still cannot quite figure out the rules. Play well together 
The word Espavo is an early Lemurian greeting : “Thank You for Taking Your Power”
 ~ Dog Days of Summer ~
The “Dog Days of Summer” is an expression I have heard ever since childhood. I never really knew what it meant except to my understanding it meant the hottest time of year. Today with modern technology we can Google anything to find out its origins. That is exactly what I did.
The phrase “Dog Days” was translated from Latin to English about 500 years ago. Since then, it has taken on new meanings. Now people come up with other explanations for why they’re called the ‘Dog Days’ of summer. This is a very human tendency, when we don’t know the origin of a phrase; we come up with a plausible explanation. The meaning has been lost, but the phrase has lived on.
The “Dog Days of Summer” officially came to an end this week, but few people know what the expression really means. The phrase actually has a celestial origin. Some will say that summer’s “Dog Days” signify hot sultry days not fit for a dog, or even with the lazy days of summer. But the “Dog Days” are actually defined as the period from July 3rd through August 11th when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun.
I have a whole new meaning of the “Dog Days of Summer” now. Our family has just adopted a new family member. She is a sweet dog named Sadie. It is interesting that before I mentioned that this expression was meant to cover the period of July 3rd to August 11th.
Our magical cat, Merlin who we had for almost 21 years, left this world on July 20th. We needed to go through a grieving period before we could welcome a new animal family member. The week of August 8th I felt Marlins spirit telling me it was time to move on. I knew my heart was open to bringing in a new pet into our home but this time it was a dog. I did so much research to attract the right one to us. We wanted a rescue dog. We have always had them in the past. As much joy as a puppy can be we felt this was not a match for us. Also puppies have no trouble finding a new home. We decided to look for a female Labrador Retriever mix. I wanted a fairly young female dog, who would be a companion and would return the love we were ready to shower her with.
This process was a confirmation of what a powerful creator I am. Sadie is the perfect dog for our family. She is a three year old Labrador Retriever / Dalmatian mix who had puppies recently. I printed out pictures of her and mentally talked to her every day until the day we could actually adopt her. It was a magical day last Saturday when Steve and I, Austin, our son, and his wife Frauke and our grandson, Timmy went to the pet store where they had set up an adoption site. The minute we all saw her it was love at first site. We picked her up the next day after she had been cleared for adoption.
Merlin will never be replaced but Sadie has brought light and joy back into our life. I looked at many dogs on various sites. When I saw Sadie I fell in love. We have a soul connection with this girl. It is so interesting our whole life has lifted up in such a positive way now. We have had challenges this year and now it all seems okay. I have regained my positive spirit. I felt like I lost myself for a while. It’s good to be back to feeling like my true positive self again.
I encourage anyone who has the possibility of adopting an animal to do so. There are so many who need a loving home. We may feel we are saving a life by adopting a pet but I think they are helping us regain the joy in life.
I call her “Sadie, Sadie, lucky lady” but I know I am the lucky one by having her being part of our life. “Dog Days of Summer” is a good time of year for me.
With love and light,

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