Monday, September 30, 2013
Hey, everyone! Yes, I realize today is not Thursday. I've been traveling for book tour, and prepping for my new book release (This Friday! Gah!) so my days have been... shall we say, inundated and a lil wonky? In any event, today's the earliest I'm able to post last week's Thoughtful Thursday. Thanks so much for understanding!
In case you'd like to submit a question or request for next week, here is some relevant info:
* Each week, I will answer two reader questions, and do one mini Intuitive reading.
* Questions will be edited for length, clarity, punctuation and grammar.
* Submit your question right here, on my blog, in a comment to this post.
* My areas of expertise: the Paranormal and Supernatural; Health, wellness, fitness; Nutrition, clean eating and cooking; Intuitive life coaching; Spirituality, living authentic and passionate lives.
And now, without any further adieu, this week's Thoughtful Thursday.
TINA WROTE: Hi JoLynne! I have been in a rut for three years, when something very traumatic happened to me and my family. It changed my life in a negative way. I pretty much have PSTD. I am an artist, I want to start a business selling my art, but for the life of me, I cannot get started. On a personal note, thank you so much for the time you put in here and on Facebook... You are a beautiful woman inside and out, and your positivity is amazing. You are awesome, lady!
PARAGODDESS REPLIES: Tina, thank you so much for the lovely compliments. There are no words for how much it means to me. Now, on to your question, because my luv, I have several things I feel are very important for you to hear, immediately.
First, you must get into regular prayer. I've been talking a lot lately about how manifesting, meditating, and prayer, are different things. That's because they are: prayer is direct communication with the Divine, who can reach places we can't, move mountains we can't and see solutions and angles we'd never dream of. Get deep into prayer, Tina. First, express your gratitude for what you currently have, because no matter how tough things are at the moment, the reality is, you've got it better than many others. So give thanks for that. Second, ask for specific help, guidance, inspiration and motivation, in this area, specifically. Third, ask for healing. Ask for the assistance required to heal yourself of the trauma, release the pain. It is only when you're able to do that to a significant degree, that you'll be able to receive, manifest or attract new blessings. Pain is a treacherous companion; it keeps us locked in place, often unable to heal and move forward. So ask for that pain to be healed. Last, be open to what follows. Look for signs and omens, watch your dreams, and be on the lookout for "random", "coincidental" encounters. When we ask Spirit for help, amazing things happen. Know that, and keep your eyes, ears and heart open.
Now, some recommendations. Are you creating, currently? Do you have a website or blog, where you can feature your works? If not, perhaps these words will be the motivation you need. Blogging is free; in this way, you can put your work in front of any number of viewers. Creating is a funny thing, Tina. Doing just a little, seems to set us on fire! Many artists become inspired by their own work, and it's just the thing to keep them producing. As with anything in life, just start. Do it for you, do it to fulfill your soul's purpose. When the time is right, look around for local craft fairs. Start small; sell your wares at school or church fairs, expanding when you feel the time is right.
When you start praying and creating, let me know. My prayer is that it'll be soon, very soon.
Best, JoLynne #ParaGoddess
LAURA A. WROTE: Just wondered if you had any good ideas regarding antioxidants? (I'm) having some health concerns, and have a mammogram scheduled in two weeks. (I'm) feeling a little nervous and scared. I do take vitamins and see a homeopath. Just wondered what other ideas you have. Thank you in advance.
PARAGODDESS REPLIES: Alright, Laura, having mentioned antioxidants and mammogram in the same breath, I see where your head is on the subject, and I can guess what you're looking for. Let me tell you what I know about antioxidants, including how powerful they are, and how you can get more of them into your body.
Free radicals are literally trouble makers in the body. They can damage healthy cells, causing them to become sick or die. Enough oxidative stress (from free radicals) can cause an organ or body part to become cancerous. So the goal is to kick the BUTTS of these free radicals. Kick their butt, and kick 'em OUT of the body. That's where antioxidants come in. Antioxidants have the ability to interfere with damage free radicals are starting/doing, or prevent the damage from happening at all. Antioxidants are literally enzymes that are free-radical scavengers. Think of the game Pac-Man! *gobble, gobble, gobble!*
These protecting enzymes (antioxidants) rely on micronutrients, for their punch, however. And those micronutrients are best absorbed into the body via Vitamins C and E, selenium and beta carotene.
Anyone wanting to remain safe from free radical damage, should consume these things on a daily basis. Because our soil, air and water are damaged so significantly, I always recommend taking supplements. Get a superior, organic variety, and take those supps daily.
Here are the foods that should be a regular part of your diet:
Fruit: Cherries, apples, blueberries, black raspberries, raspberries.
Veggies: Spinach, kale, broccoli.
Beans: Black beans, kidney beans.
Nuts and Grains: Pecans, walnuts, almonds, steel cut oats, quinoa.
Obviously, avoid things that work against antioxidants: tobacco, sugar, too much alcohol, dairy, too much red meat.
My last thought would be how powerful positive thinking is. Did you know there are documented cases where some people have actually had degenerative diseases, and not known it, because their positive lifestyle has kept the disease from manifesting symptoms? In addition, there are scores of documented cases where individuals have healed themselves of dire, even terminal illness, even when given that terminal prognosis. Know that your mind and energy are powerful. Please keep me posted. You're in my prayers, luv.
Best, JoLynne #ParaGoddess
INTUITIVE READING FOR VICKI: Dearest Vicki, I feel that in your current relationship, you're waiting for things to shift or become what you want them to be. As people go through life, they change and grow. At least, they should. Is it possible your needs now, surpass the capability of this man? Let me pose the question another way: Can he really give you what you need, on a soul level?
We're not always with the person we should be with. Sometimes, family, history or various obligations keep folks tethered together, when without those ties, the connection would have dissolved, long ago. So too, sometimes folks are content to remain with an individual, even though deep down they're aware essential elements are missing.
You're a woman with fire in her heart; I feel passion and sensuality, the desire to love and be loved, literally oozing out of you. And I also feel those desires being unfulfilled. Sometimes the scariest thing we can do is admit when something's not working, isn't going to work, and shouldn't work. Because knowing that, means change. If you're thinking you don't have a lot of other options, and starting from scratch would be nothing short of impossible, you're selling yourself short.
I think you can tell where I'm leaning, on this matter? My dear, you could have so much more.
Best, JoLynne #ParaGoddess
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