The Things We Carry

Most of us carry around some sort of baggage from our pasts.  Did you know that if you carry around an emotion with you from a thought or an event and you do not process that feeling that it can build up within you on a cellular level and make you sick?  Until more recently, neither did I.  I’ve been learning a lot over the past year about health and wellness and healing.  How it’s not just what we eat, how we sleep and how we exercise that keeps us healthy, but also what we store within our subconscious, how we think and even how we act that can lead to feelings of stuckness, or even sickness.

When I’m looking and listening to the universe I often find that the same topic will repeat itself in various places.  It will literally pop up on my Facebook in the form of a quote, or it will be the topic of the next podcast in my queue, or it will be mentioned in a casual conversation with family or friends.  When I notice these topics I try to take a look and a listen to see what is going on within me that needs to be addressed.

Forgiveness has been a hot topic in my reading material and podcasts as of late and when my writing prompts led me to write about “the things we carry” I put all the pieces of the puzzle together.  I feel as if I am carrying around a burden that needs to be lightened .  I feel like my subconscious is asking me to forgive something.   It could be a person who was done wrong to me, maybe I need to ask for forgiveness from someone I have wronged, perhaps I need to forgive myself or maybe it’s a combination of all of the above.

So I delved into some of my feelings and really listened to my multiple podcasts on forgiveness.  I figured out which category the forgiveness belonged to and I made a plan of action on how to forgive.  I’ll tell you forgiveness does not always come easy and honestly it goes against human nature.  There is a little part of me that still wants to hold onto certain events, but I the urge and want to grow outweigh the need to hold on to the past.  I want to move forward, I don’t want to stay stuck and to accomplish this I must throw out a little forgiveness.

I challenge you this week to look within yourself and see what you are carrying around with you.  What is leaning on your subconscience and weighing you down?  What do you need to do to lighten the load your subconscience is carrying so that your hands and mind are free and open to accept something new and wonderful?

 

 

 

Immunizations are NOT required for school attendance (well in Texas anyway)

I haven’t written on this topic on my blog, but if you follow me on facebook, you might have gathered that I am a supporter of Vaccine Choice.  I have hesitated to write on the topic because it is scary and controversial and it will probably end up pissing someone off.  I wrote about this topic on my personal facebook page and I know I upset at least one person to the point they felt they needed to unfriend me.  I never spoke any harsh words towards anyone during the postings.  Most of the people in the conversation used intelligent words in our banterings back and forth and I made sure to NEVER attack anyone even though I myself felt verbally and personally attacked once or twice.  I’ve been thinking lately that because this topic is scary and controversial it is probably one that deserves to be written about and recent events have pushed me into typing out some opinions on the matter.

A brave friend of mine recently wrote a letter to her school district in disgust with the way the district handles the topic of immunizations for our children.  After being sent numerous fliers in the mail, and email reminders she finally had had enough when she clicked on the school website and was greeted by a flier offering free immunization clinics she felt she had reached her breaking point and wrote a letter telling them of their biases.  The phrase that she felt was inaccurate and grossly misleading is the phrase I am sure you have been seeing everywhere now that back to school approaches “children must have their immunizations up-to-date before they start school”

Did you know that your child does NOT have to be immunized to attend public school?  I didn’t until a few years ago.  I thought as many people do that it was a law that you had to keep your children up to date on their shots for them to be able to attend school.  The following is an exert from the

EDUCATION CODE
TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION
CHAPTER 38. HEALTH AND SAFETY

“(c) Immunization is not required for a person’s admission to any elementary or secondary school if the person applying for admission: (1) submits to the admitting official:
(A) an affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the immunization required poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the applicant or any member of the applicant’s family or household; or
(B) an affidavit signed by the applicant or, if a minor, by the applicant’s parent or guardian stating that the applicant declines immunization for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief; or (2) is a member of the armed forces of the United States and is on active duty.”

The statement that “children must have their immunizations up-to-date before they start school” is almost a lie by omission.  What the school district should state (as do many schools of higher education) is that Children must have their immunizations up to date OR have a valid state exemption form.  The choice of which to present to your school is up to you.

My personal opinion is that the government has no right to decide what medical treatment you receive, however, big or small it seems to be.  Your medical concerns should be between YOU and YOUR doctor.  The government interferes in a lot of areas and our health should be none of their business.  I believe that we should have right to make our own medical decisions and that vaccines could be the floodgate to the government deciding what other medical decisions that feel we should be allowed to make.

If you’re interested in learning more on this topic you can go to

National Vaccine Information Center

Texans for Vaccine Choice

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P.S. I am NOT a supporter of Hillary Clinton.  I do not choose the ads they post on this account and it disgusted me when I saw the ad under this post.

August down South

I usually reserve my hatred and disgust for summer until the end of August…  The feelings came early this year.  Actually, this year they seemed to rear their ugly heads in July as we down in the South were pounded with heat.  The feelings dissipated for a week or two as rain brought in some relief, but now that August has taken hold, the heat of hell on earth has returned to Texas.

Things that were green and flourishing from the torrential downpours from earlier this year are fading to orange and brown.  Looking at the trees you might mistake the season for fall with the wide array of colors christening the plant life. One step outside, though, and  an attack by the warm air that’s hard to breathe let’s you know that it is indeed still summer.

The grass is crispy and all the critters that are normally in hiding are easily found.  There have been too many snakes around the homestead.  (I might have to see if the neighbors trick of mothballs really keeps them at bay.)  The babe filled a bit of water in his little pool yesterday and all the bugs seemed to swoop in for a drink.  Everyone is thirsty in this swelter.

The 10-day weather forecast teases with its prediction or rain.  Perhaps I should lay out an alter to Zeus and the gods of the sky and weather that they may bless us with the rain that is presumed by the weather people.

In the mean time, while the Sun sings high in the sky and scorches us all down below, I’ve been having fantasies of getting into a new line of work.  One that permits summers off so that I can pack up my family and go play outdoors in temperatures that are more forgiving.  Montana, Wyoming, Washington, the Dakota’s, they are all looking quite inviting right now.