Note: I wrote this entry before news came out that Cho Seung-Hui was the shooter. In light of the recent information about his motives, I feel what I wrote below is eerily on target, but perhaps just scratches the surface of the psyches of society's more psychologically disturbed "throwaways."
Once again, a big government entity is attempting to regulate the use of herbs, vitamins, and other supplements through heavy-handed tactics. In this latest FDA push, you may not be able to suggest to someone try a fruit juice, because to suggest that a juice has therapeutic qualities would thus make it a "drug" and subject to regulation.
Can you imagine? If you tell someone to drink their orange juice because it's good for you, you could be arrested for practicing medicine without a license!
by Stephanie Brail
I am a mystic, but I am also a science geek. I used to teach science to elementary school students. I believe in miracles, but I believe these miracles occur within the framework of a very real world that is subject to certain laws of physics. Science is very complicated, and you cannot reduce the way the universe operates down to one simple formula.
Yet, many are accepting the idea that the so-called Law of Attraction is the way the universe works, or, in the least, the way people’s lives work. This idea, now put forth into the mainstream by The Secret, has been called “scientific” by many of its adherents. Yet, this label is not only misleading but downright false.
If you want some inspiration to tackle your clutter, check out the British import How Clean is Your House? The show airs weekdays on BBC America and stars an intrepid duo of two women who tackle the dirtiest homes in all of the U.K.
A few things you'll get from watching the show:
Pat Gundry has started a "6 Month Fitness Project" to provide support for whatever your fitness goals happen to be. She has a blog with daily updates and a mailing list. As of this writing she is almost a week into it. To get your bearings, go here first:
I can't even begin to tell you how angry and sick I was to read this story this morning, about a 4-year-old girl who died from her ADHD medication. This isn't just a case of the girl having a bad reaction to the drugs; her parents are being investigated for possibly overmedicating her on purpose.
I'm not surprised. A new study shows that training in music helps you hear better and may just make you all around smarter. I bet it's also good for stress relief too...as long as you don't take it too seriously. We've all heard of the stereotypical messed up creative genius - the craziness probably comes from the pressure, not the music playing itself.
With all this talk about The Secret, I have to say: I really don't want to manifest more stuff right now. I have lots of clutter that I have been clearing out and organizing. Can there be some sort of Law of Repulsion where when I look at my clutter, it will magically fly out the window on its own accord?
How about a Law of Organization, where when I look at my unfiled papers, they magically re-arrange themselves into neatly organized files in my file drawer?
I have been having lots of discussions lately with folks about The Secret and the Law of Attraction. I believe quite a few people think The Secret has the "answer" because they've tried the positive thinking portion of it, and that works.
Of course positive thinking works (though, not for the reasons the film states). But that doesn't mean you've attracted everything in your life, 100%, as the Law of Attraction states.
I was at an EFT seminar yesterday. Overall, the seminar was very well done, but I was a bothered by how much this "Law of Attraction" meme has begun to infect the self-help world. The teacher, an avowed fan of The Secret, spent quite a bit of time explaining how the world was our "mirror" and if anything bad happened to us, it's because we created it inside first.