Ego as defined by David with The Global Brain Project

this is an excerpt from yesterdays weekly letter written to the Global Brain Project group after our Saturday Meditation.

Ego is only a destructive force when it comes out of a lack of self-realisation, of self-confidence and of a deeply buried feeling of inferiority. Feeling good about what you are is not ego and is nothing of which to be ashamed. Indeed, it is a good thing because it will smooth all your attitudes, relationships and social interactions. If you have a need to shout about it, however, that is another thing.

Ingrid and David The Global Brain Project Jai guru dev The Numbers Game:

Giving Our Future The Hope Our Past Has Proven

If you are going through changes or are inundated with guidance to make big changes – I highly encourage you to begin adding the following prayer or a variation thereof to your daily routine…

“Dear angels, any and all heavenly beings that are working with me in this lifetime, I call upon you now to please come to be with me, to please surround me and embrace me in your light. Please allow me to feel your presence as your energy begins to intertwine with my own. Please allow the higher vibration of your aura to uplift my energy and allow me to feel lighter, and give me the confidence to take a deep breath in and with the exhale, release all lower/fear based energy within me. Angels, I ask you to please begin working with me to allow me the strength to see past my fears once and for all. Please bestow me with the courage to immediately release and surrender even the slightest nuance of fear regarding my path and the changes I am working on. When you see me go into my ego, when you see me starting to accept defeat, please angels remind me in those exact moments to snap out of it and only see the good and divinity for my life. Angels I ask you to immediately fill me up with your higher energy and allow this vibration to resonate within me throughout my day. I ask you to please shield me from the energy of those that would hope to doubt or interfere with my path and allow me the freedom and heavenly permission to finally and permanently step into the life my soul so yearns for. Thank you angels – I affirm to you now that I am open and willing to actively or passively share with anyone who is guided to me this higher energy you have granted me. It is with this light that I illuminate the path before me while allowing my life to serve as a shining example of heavenly guidance”

via Charles Virtue August 2013 Newsletter.

Detox Baths: Which Ones are Best and for What Ailments

If traditional cultures valued therapeutic cleansing baths back when our world was pristine with clean water, air, and unprocessed, additive free food, one can only imagine how important a gentle and regular detoxification bathing protocol is today given our toxic soup world with chemicals and other biologically disrupting agents nearly everywhere!

If the body is clogged up with toxins from the physiological stress of modern living and the chemical assault from every direction, it cannot properly utilize the nutrient dense food that is consumed.

via Detox Baths: Which Ones are Best and for What Ailments.

Why Are America’s Postpartum Practices So Rough On New Mothers? – The Daily Beast

the thing to focus on here is the idea of a culturally recognized and accepted postpartum rest period. With these rituals comes an acknowledgment, familial and federal, that the woman needs relief more at this time than at any other—especially if she has a career to return to—and that it takes weeks, sometimes months, to properly heal from childbirth.

via Why Are America’s Postpartum Practices So Rough On New Mothers? – The Daily Beast.

interesting information regarding the common practices of postpartum care for mothers in other countries…

Soda Linked to Aggression in Young Children, Study Finds | Back To School – Yahoo! Shine

…this study, published Friday in the Journal of Pediatrics, focused on 5-year-old soda drinkers and behavioral problems, finding that those who drank four or more pops daily were more than twice as likely to attack others, fight with them or destroy their property. (Not a situation to aim for as back-to-school time approaches.)

via Soda Linked to Aggression in Young Children, Study Finds | Back To School – Yahoo! Shine.