Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Was It A Coincidence or Was It God?

Sometimes we do have these moments in life where we say things like, "It's was just a coincidence", "Wow, what a coincidence that was", or numerous other comments like that. But it's very seldom that we consider the possibility of it being Divine Presence. There are many times in my life where I can look back and say that those 'so called' coincidences where in fact a Divine Presence, can you?

You know the moments in life I am speaking of don't you? The ones when we catch our breath and glimpse God's presence. Sometimes it is when we see the glowing face of a sleeping child, sometimes it is when we hear a song. These moments, which shine for an instant and then vanish in a flash, convey a sense of the Divine.

Every leaf, every blade of grass bears God's imprint. But these days most of us are urban dwellers leading hectic lives, and have lost the connection to the earth that enriched our forefathers and helped them see God. Obscured by skyscrapers and the haze of polluted skies, we can barely see the stars, let alone sense a Divine Presence.

Living as so many of us do, lives of alienation and despair, how can we help ourselves reconnect; to God, to one another, to our very selves?

Beyond nature, there are teachers, other experiences that can help us along our journey. These guides, beacons of light and signposts in the labyrinthine wilderness in which we wander, offer us gentle instruction and compassionate encouragement as they firmly propel us back to the path from which we may have strayed.

These experiences, common to us all, can help lead us to our unfulfilled destiny. They occur within the great universal flow of energy, and require nothing more than our sheer awareness of their presence. When consciousness is cultivated and perception is heightened, these experiences can serve as vital tokens of growth and transformation. To encounter these moments in their fullness and richness, to be aware of their message and hear their music, is truly to know God. And predominant among these experiences is the phenomenon we call coincidences.

Coincidences have been defined as luck, chance, a fluke, something our of the ordinary, or a random conjoining of inexplicable events that defies our sense of the reasonable. I firmly believe that coincidences are much more than simple accidents or quirks of fate. To me, coincidences are blessings, the spiritual manna that hosts of angels send down to illuminate our path. They are vivid, striking, awe-inspiring examples of Divine Providence. They are acts of God.

Thousands of years ago, God spoke to man through sublime miracles he preformed on massive scales. We are not so fortunate. Today we wrestle with a hidden God, a concealed God, a God who no longer parts seas, stops the sun, or turns people into pillars of salt. Instead we have coincidences. Smaller, more personal, everyday miracles. For when a coincidence does take place, it is nothing more and nothing less than God tapping us on the shoulder, whispering, or at times even shouting: "I'm here! I'm with you!" Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

Coincidences can also be seen as opportunities for change, vital keys towards expanding our consciousness. If we can learn to become more aware of and attuned to coincidences, more cognizant of their significance, that we will evolve to a higher state of being. When we integrate both the experience and the meaning of coincidences into our lives, we open ourselves to the enriching possibilities, the blessings, and the sense of harmony with the universe that they offer.
I heard a story once of a holy man who radiated an unusual aura of inner peace and joy. An unearthly, almost celestial glow shone from his body, and attracted vast crowds who pursued him everywhere. They would call to him, "Are you a God?" "No." he would answer. "Are you an angel?" "No." "Are you a prophet?" finally he said, "No, I am simply awake."

Coincidences are everywhere and can happen at any time. When your soul is ready, they will come. All that is required is that you open your heart.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Join us on today's show live at 1pm CST, or listen to the recorded version of it at:


Our guest today is:

Joy once believed her route to making a difference in society was to become a lawyer and was successful in many different fields of the law.

After a while she grew tired of the politics of law and pursued work in the area of education. As Joy was tutoring children in schools she noticed that many children were undernourished and could not concentrate on their studies. She went back to school pursuing a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition as well as one-on-one mentoring by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, considered one of the foremost suthorities on nutrition and on the science on mineral balancing.

When Joy became sick with an autoimmune disease that left her virtually crippled from the neck down, she had a 2 year old that she could not care for, and realized then that she didn't want to spend her life being ill. A few months of individualized nutritional balancing program, all her blood work normalized, and her vitality and health gradually became restored. She had tried many types of nutritional programs prior to this, but only nutritional balancing made a difference in her health.

Today Joy is an Integrative Holistic Health Nutritional Consultant and Health Coach.

Learn More: Joy Feldman

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Learn about HBOT for RSD from Dr. Allen Spiegel

If you can't make the LIVE show, you can listen to the Archived edition.
Go To:  http://www.rsdcoachlive.com  to do either.

Dr. Spiegel has been practicing Neurology for 24 years in Palm Harbor, Florida. He is actively involved in pharmaceutical clinical trials to further the availability of new medications to assist in the treatment of neurological disorders.

Dr. Spiegel will explain to us the benefits of the HBOT (Hyberbaric Oxygen Treatment) for those of us with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy).

Learn More: Dr. Allen Spiegel 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stanford scientists work towards developing a “painometer”

 By on September 13th, 2011

About two years ago, Stanford neurologist Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, was asked by defense lawyers in a workman’s compensation case to serve as an expert witness. A man, burned by chemicals at work, wanted compensation from his employer for chronic pain, and his attorney was attempting to use brain scanning evidence to prove that his client was in chronic pain. Functional magnetic resonance imaging scans of his brain showed heightened activity in a network of regions associated with pain. But the question was, did this prove he was in pain?
According to Mackey, definitely not. The case was settled out of court.
“I was very critical of the findings,” Mackey recently told me. “In fact, they had not proven that this person had chronic pain. He may well have been in chronic pain, but current technology could not determine this.”
That experience helped spark Mackey’s interest in working toward finding technology that could someday achieve such a goal. Now, a study based on work from Mackey’s lab has taken a first step toward the development of a diagnostic tool that would use patterns of brain activity to give an objective physiologic assessment of whether someone is in pain.
The press release I wrote about the study, which was published online in PLoS One today, specifies that this is preliminary research and that much more needs to be done before the creation of a usable “painometer.” But early results are promising:
Researchers took eight subjects, and put them in the brain-scanning machine. A heat probe was then applied to their forearms, causing moderate pain. The brain patterns both with and without pain were then recorded and interpreted by advanced computer algorithms to create a model of what pain looks like. The process was repeated with a second group of eight subjects.
The idea was to train a linear support vector machine — a computer algorithm invented in 1995 — on one set of individuals, and then use that computer model to accurately classify pain in a completely new set of individuals.
The computer was then asked to consider the brain scans of eight new subjects and determine whether they had thermal pain.
“We asked the computer to come up with what it thinks pain looks like,” co-author Neil Chatterjee said. “Then we could measure how well the computer did.” And it did amazingly well. The computer was successful 81 percent of the time.
Such a tool, which could possibly be useful someday in a court of law, has long been sought after by physicians, Mackey told me. The current method of “self-reporting” – when doctors ask patients to rank their pain on a scale of 1-to-10 – is limiting, he said. Too many patients, especially the very young and the very old, have difficulty communicating pain. “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a technique that could measure pain physiologically?” he asked.
Previously: Using philosophy to create a vocabulary of pain, No pain, no gain. Not!, Relieving Pain in America: A new report from the Institute of Medicine, Stanford’s Sean Mackey discusses recent advances in pain research and treatment and Oh what a pain
Photo by El Gran Dee

Mum quizzes Games chiefs in TV debate

Mum quizzes Games chiefs in TV debate

 10:00am Tuesday 13th September 2011
By Emily Roberts

A BASINGSTOKE mother was in the national spotlight when she took part in a televised debate about the 2012 Olympic Games.

Michelle Harding’s six-year-old daughter Emily was promised a major role in either the opening or closing ceremonies, having been born on the day Britain won the bid to host the games, back in December 2004. But organisers back-tracked on their pledge and instead said the 700 children could only have a minor role in their local torch relay ceremonies instead.

As reported in The Gazette, Mrs Harding, from Oakridge, launched a campaign and petition with other angry parents.

She was subsequently invited to take part in The Olympic Debate, broadcast on the BBC in London, with London 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe and London mayor Boris Johnson.

The pressure and publicity resulted in London 2012 organisers offering the children to be part of the opening ceremony of the Paralympics instead. Mrs Harding, who has four other children, said the decision was a “compromise.” She added: “I and some other parents wonder if this was just a response for the TV audience on the day.”

Despite her initial disappointment, Mrs Harding said she has now come around to the idea.
The 37-year-old suffers with a condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), which came on suddenly five years ago. It involves a malfunction of the nervous system that leaves her in constant pain, often resulting in her having to use a wheelchair.

She said: “There is a lady who is competing in the Paralympics who has the same condition, so it’s quite nice that Emily is going to be part of that. When I told her she was really happy.”
However, organisers have only promised one ticket, which means either Mrs Harding or her husband will have to miss out.

She said: “It’s not very fair. The whole thing has been a lot of stress and I don’t want to jeopardise my health any more, but we will try and get another ticket.
“No one has apologised for why they changed their minds. I think the reason they changed their minds was because of the publicity. I still have my doubts about whether it will actually happen, but we’ll see.”

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shop owner who was found dead had K2, painkillers in system

Shop owner who was found dead had K2, painkillers in system

By JOSEPH BUSTOS - jbustos@nwherald.com
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McHENRY – The owner of House of Glass, who was found unconscious and later died in November, had K2 along with painkillers in his system.

The McHenry County Coroner's Office, which completed its investigation this week, said there was K2, and the Painkillers: Methadone, Morphine and Lyrica in Fred Evans' system when he died.