Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
I know my last article about the spiritual side of vegetarianism was a bit heavy, but that was only the tip of the iceberg.
When I first got involved in spiritual life I was told that “everything animate and inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord and that one should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and that one should not accept other things knowing well to whom they belong”.
But, it’s the material world and change is not easy. So, let’s put all into perspective.
Americans are losing their minds to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s an epidemic and it’s not typical of what’s going on in the rest of the world.
The World Health Organization estimates that there are 18 million people with Alzheimer’s. Over 4 and1/2 million Americans have the disease. We account for 25% of all Alzheimer’s cases, even though we represent only 4.6% of the world’s population. Europe is experiencing half our rate of disease. For Americans over 85 years of age, 50% are thought to have Alzheimer’s. The question is, “Why”?
What you are about to read will literally blow your mind as it did mine when I first became aware of it. There are various scriptural quotes that put this all into perspective.
In Genesis 1:30, God says,
“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food. And it was so.”
In Daniel 1:8, it says,
“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor wine, which he drank; therefore, he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself”.
In the Bhagavad-Gita-As-It-Is, God said,
“If one offers Me with love and devotion, a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it”
The Sixth Commandment says.
“Thou Shalt Not Kill”
I’ll get to the essence of that down the road. First, I need to put some very essential info into perspective
Most people involved with natural healing usually advise specific vitamin, mineral, or other food supplements, depending upon the state of health of the person desiring to reverse something.There is a lot of research being done to further understand the physiological effects of these food factors.
The use of these natural substances as medication has been hotly contested by most of the medical profession. The average conventional physician feels that all factors necessary for health can be gotten through the SAD (Standard American Diet) and that additional supplements are a waste of money.
Every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the news, the lead story is always about some person-to- person horror with the foundation being centered around race, culture or religion always resulting in bloodshed, mayhem, chaos or oppression.
Seeing this we become fearful and anxious and struggle to remain optimistic and positive. Somehow, in Hawaii, we seem to find a way through this with tolerance, civility and being observant.
Ever since I was a kid growing up in Newark I centered on sports. It started with playing all kinds of running games, then punch ball, then stick ball, then varsity sports in high school (football, swimming and track) and college (freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimming), then County touch football leagues, then Wing Chun martial arts, and now three softball leagues – 70 and older, 50 and older and 20 and older – racewalking, stand-up paddling, weight and cardio training, hiking, teaching women’s self defense classes and of course, still swimming. The problem – I ain’t no spring chicken anymore (just turned 80 and can’t do it like I used to.
Please bear in mind that what you are about to read will leave you with mixed reactions. Nonetheless, it is truth born from the Vedic literature from India dating back hundreds of thousands of years.
All of us, when we, in our spiritual bodies (the soul), were residing in the spiritual world, which, by the way, begins where the material dimension ends.
In the spiritual world the Supreme Enjoyer carries out His pastimes.
We, who are reading this, were there. Because of the desire to enjoy as God does, He gives us a material body and enables us to descend to the material world to fulfill that desire.