Did the groundhog see his shadow or not? I'm confused. I read that Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow as it was overcast and 8 degrees in Punxsutawney, PA. A friend in Tennessee, however, posted on Facebook that he did see his shadow. Does each location have it's own groundhog? I'm expecting six more weeks of winter, but it is supposed to be in the 60's here today.
Travis bought me a new book, Natural Grace, by Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake. It arrived in the mail a few days ago. Karl suggested to Travis that this was a book I would like. I can't wait to get into it. Chapter One is entitled Living Nature and Creation Spirituality. Maybe I will do some reports on this book as we go along.
I hope I am getting more fit by working out at the Fitness Center. I still look dumpy in the mirror, but I have faith it will make a difference. There are some very fit old people that come to work out. We saw my friend and hairdresser, Adolfo, there yesterday. He volunteers there three days a month in exchange for a membership.
My sister and I had a discussion about our upcoming trip to Europe. She does not want to go to Paris or Berlin. Her focus is on the Chateauroux area. After talking to my grandson, Zac, we have decided that we will still go to London and Chateauroux with Sheila, but we will do Paris and Berlin on our own. It should be a fun time.
Lunch: Green smoothie, 1/2 avocado, and freshly grated coconut
Dinner: Veggie cocktail, green salad; sauerkraut, 1/2 avocado, trail mix
I am still being inspired by The Quintessence of Natural Living by Keki Sidwha. Here is my latest report on what I learned from it....
The reason why drugs appear to alleviate symptoms is because the body has to stop the healing symptom and deal with the drug. Once the drug is excreted the symptom will return. The drug is toxic so often even worse symptoms show up thus the cure is worse than the disease. The end result is that our illnesses last longer than necessary.
About three or four years ago I had what I suppose was shingles. I had been on my healthy diet and lifestyle for a year or so. I broke out with a rash across the trunk of my body. The pain was excruciating. It felt like little pointy knives sticking in my body. A doctor friend strongly suggested I go to a doctor and get some medication to relieve the symptoms. I was polite but knew I wasn't going to an MD. I tried to call Dr. Fielder, but he was traveling, so I just braved it out. The next day it was worse. I laid on my bed and squirmed and moaned and wondered if I was doing the right thing, but in just a few hours it was gone as if it had never happened. The body was allowed to do its work and cleanse itself of some accumulated toxins. Had I gone to the doctor and taken drugs my energy would have been diverted from healing to fighting the foreign agents.
The body can repair itself. We see that all the time when we cut ourselves. It is a truth that only nature heals. When we get in too big of a hurry to "do something", we interfere with the healing process.
There is a lot of money being made by making people dependent on drugs. And we are willing to be fooled with the promise of a cure. Drugs do not have the power to cure, but they do have the power to destroy. Most people don't want to face up to that. Even over-the-counter drugs do damage. They cause irritation that over time takes its toll and causes congestion, inflammation, and eventually more serious things such as colitis, appendicitis, or hemorrhoids. We usually don't ever think about the simple over-the-counter medications being the cause. Every drug has devastating effects on the whole body.
We are endowed by the Creator with the inherent power to heal, repair, and recuperate. If we leave Nature alone to do its job instead of searching for new remedies and cures we will be better off. I see it as faith in God as opposed to faith in the world system.
To health and happiness.