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Nutrition Tips For 2021

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «How To Thrive In 2021.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

The objective of this post is to empower you to get well, prevent disease and fill your body with energy. We are working as hard we can to be your resource, the light in the midst of the storm and hoping to cut through the clutter and provide you all with tips and information that will really make you maintain calmness and develop a strategy as we enter the new year 2021.

So what are the key nutrition takeaways as people look to prevent illness, disease specifically Covid -19 in 2021?

Immune boosters – We are all beginning to see these immune boosters all over the internet. Honestly, there is no such thing like an immune booster that comes in a can, pill or a package. Immune boosters go back to gut health, nutrition and getting enough sleep and controlling your stress.

Avoid Sugar – Sugar is detrimental to overall health. Sugar is really inflammatory specially in the form of white processed sugar. Processed sugar drives up that insulin and drives up that glucose and eventually causes repeated hikes resulting in something called insulin resistance. Having sugar in small amounts like in the form of fruit or whole foods is normal and physiological.

Intermittent Fasting – Our bodies have cells which have a clock in it and needtime for cleanup. Especially in the time of Covid, people are stressed so they are constantly eating and going into unhealthy habits to cope with their stress leaving no time for the body to rest and deep cleanse its cells. The best thing you can do for your immune system is optimise your body by increasing your nutrition and staying on your 16-8 fasting program. If you are not used to fasting, don’t try to push yourself beyond normal fasting limits because you’re just creating more stress in your body. So stick to a protocol you’re familiar with and keep doing it.
Vitamin Supplements – Vitamin D3 works as a hormone in your body and helps the immune cells fight off the viruses and bacteria. Check your Vitamin levels before trying on any supplements only if you are on the lower side. It is more common in women and people who spend a lot of time indoors.

Elderberry – There is a lot of confusion & controversy about elderberry and its effect on Covid -19. Do your research before you decide to take it. Elderberry is long known to be a great natural supplement for boosting your immune system. Elderberry works by increasing the cytokines in our bodies. So when we are sick, the cytokines get released and that’s why you get a fever etc. Now, Covid -19 works by causing a cytokine tornado and damaging our organs. If you want to take an elderberry, it is entirely up to you.

Hope this was helpful. Take Care.

Ace & Amber Poetry #2: Home

What’s this burning feeling inside

Where does the seat of your soul reside?

Letting this feeling be my guide

This cosmic journey takes me on a ride

That aching within that’s always cried

You can search any far away land

Across mountains, rivers and deserts, oh so grand

You can change your resting place

But that something in your core you’ll always face

Dreaming of the past

Where this feeling didn’t last

Longing for a new role in this cast

Or just a change of scenery

It’s all I asked

Then I heard the voice

Telling my it’s my choice

In this realization, I rejoice

It was hidden in plain sight all along

Now I hear the universal song

It was never external, what’s internal always made me strong

My inner fire was always peeking

Now it’s speaking

Are you the answer you are seeking?

-By Ace (fearlessfreesoul.com) and Amber (diosraw.com)

Amber & Raffaello’s Self-Empowerment Series: The Hero’s Journey

Welcome to Raffaello’s raffaellopalandri.wordpress.com and Amber’s diosraw.com collaboration project called “The Self Empowerment Series.”

Together we will provide you with the tools through words on how to empower yourself and face the world in your own divine sovereignty.

Today we will take you through the concept of the “Hero’s Journey”, a term coined by Joseph Campbell who was an American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience.

The Hero’s Journey is a quest for self-transformation, for creative rebirth. We go out and seek, so that we can discover that the seeker is itself the mystery which the seeker seeks to know.

The storyline that Campbell describes in his “Hero with a 1000 Faces” book is this:

“A hero ventures forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder; fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won; the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”

1. Seperation

We experience a call to action.. Something shakes up our ordinary world. It could be: divorce, illness, moving to another country, the birth of a child or death of a parent. Some form of crisis or suffering or existential crisis impels us to go out of our comfort zone. Our journey begins. Some people refuse this call and their life stagnates. But for those of us that answer the call, our life will not be the same.

At this point, the universe guides us. We meet a mentor who helps to guide us. We read the right book or a dream inspires us. Our higher self is supporting us, and the universe will protect us as we become willing to take the leap into the unknown.

“We cross the threshold into unfamiliar territory, and there is no looking back.”

Our ego and our fear have loosened its grip upon us enough so that we are already leaving behind who we were and opening up to what awaits.

2. Initiation

At this point more allies join us or we acquire skills or develop aspects of ourselves previously ignored. We then face monsters with these new found skills and allies

“We are tested. This is a dark night of the soul.”

We must acknowledge our worst fears and use all of our skills and wisdom to overcome the challenge. Sometimes we are victorious. Sometimes we are not.

3. Return

If we survive the initiation, our journey is not concluding yet. We must integrate what we have learnt.

“We cross back over the threshold, different, with more awareness, with something to offer those around us.”

Maybe it’s the story that we bring back that is the biggest gift. Or maybe we now are called to teach others the skills we acquired. We press play on our lives in an upgraded form.

Our inner demons – the feeling that we can never be enough, that we constantly have to do and achieve in order to be worthy – are disconnecting us from our authentic selves. And it is by listening to our bodies, and finding community amongst other seekers, that we can be reborn as whole and healed..

We hope you enjoyed learning about The Hero’s Journey, let us know what you think below!

How To Protect Your Mental Health In 2021

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «How To Thrive In 2021.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

At this moment in time, things seem uncertain. Our mental health is the foundation, the garden, from which our flowers grow.. Many of us are living in lockdowns which have been shown in many studies to affect our mental health in a negative way.

Here are some tips on protecting your mental health in 2021:

Support Network. People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends to talk over the phone, or seek out activities you can do together such as having a deep conversation and collaborating on a project.

Taking care of yourself physically. Looking after your body can improve your mental health since both are intertwined. Be sure to: Eat nutritious meals, avoid smoking and vaping, drink plenty of water and exercise (which helps decrease depression and anxiety and improve moods).

Spend some time with an animal friend. Time with animals lowers the stress hormone cortisol and boosts oxytocin – which stimulates feelings of happiness. If you don’t have a pet, hang out with a friend who does or volunteer at a shelter if you can.

Practice forgiveness. Even if it’s just forgiving that person who cut you off during your commute. People who forgive have better mental health and report being more satisfied with their lives.

Get enough sleep. Researchers believe that lack of sleep contributes to a high rate of depression in college students and increases anxiety, food cravings and reduces your productivity.

Humour. Laughter is one of the best medicines. Getting through these times involves finding the humour in situations rather than seeing something as a curse. Change your perspective and see the blessing. Put some funny videos on, talk to a friend and laugh, increasing your immune system strength and lowering pain levels.

Discover Spirituality. Look into different spiritual concepts. Do you know what spirituality is? Awakening the spirit within you will help your mental health by learning you are an eternal spirit that never dies.

Manage your news and social media intake. Try to find a source of news that you can trust during these difficult times to keep you informed. But take a break from it all and check the news every once in a while. Try to also limit your intake of news and social media, which can help you manage your feelings if you find yourself worried or if you are finding news updates upsetting.

Are you feeling claustrophobic or trapped? Open the windows to let in fresh air or you could spend time sitting on your doorstep, or in the garden if you have one. Try looking at the sky out of the window or from your doorstep. This can help to give you a sense of space and regularly change the rooms you spend time in.

Take in as much sun and fresh air as you can. Being outside, particularly surrounded by nature and greenery, can benefit your mental wellbeing. If you are able to leave your home under current government restrictions, try to seek out walks or areas to exercise that are nearby but also allow you to be surrounded by nature. If you are unable to be outside, try opening your window and spending time in rooms which get a lot of natural light. You could also try garden planters on your window sills or placing house plants around your home.

Find things you love doing. Do you write? Do you love to cook? Do you enjoy painting? Do you love to learn new things? Focus on these and boost your mood.

Work on the self. This is a time to go within and discover yourself. Who are you? What values do you live by? Who is that voice in your head? Get to know yourself and ask yourself questions, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by what you find.

Talking about your feelings. Talking can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your well being and doing what you can to stay healthy. Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone. And it works both ways. If you open up, it might encourage others to do the same.

Clean your outer environment. Having an ordered and clean surrounding will make you feel more in control, calmer and relaxed. When your outer world is ordered, you will be inspired to keep your inner world ordered.

Establish a routine and schedule. Bringing structure to your day can give you a better sense of control and can make a difference to your mental health. Work out how you will spend your time each day, write it down and check-in with your schedule regularly.

Nutritious foods. Choose foods that will nourish your mind and body. A plant based diet that is rich in diversity has been proven to boost good mental health and take years off your life. Cherries, avocados, grapes, nuts, legumes and greens will brighten your mind.

Find new healing methods. Look into alternative healing to find other ways of clearing the past from your mind and body. Sometimes conventional medicine doesn’t have all the answers for your health. Have you looked into aromatherapy? Acupuncture? Reflexology?

The future of communication will be cyberspace. With the way things are going, the world is turning to the internet for support and connection. Start a blog, find online support groups or groups with similar interests to you. You may find new friends and different forks in the road may open up for you!

We’ll catch you next time, before you go, here is some food for thought:

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein. Try something outside of your comfort zone.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou. If you have personal experience with mental illness or recovery find a way of sharing it with others. Check out what other people are saying on different cyberspace sites such as WordPress.

We hope this post helped aid you in protecting your mental health this year with some ideas to add to your tool kit. Let us know below how you choose to protect your mental health!

Poetry #76: Four Walls

Locked in these four walls

Does anyone percieve these silent screaming calls?

Days don’t seem to mean anything anymore

That’s lost in the muffled past of the old world folklore

Time has lost it’s meaning

Days lost in translation, intervening

Dreams echo in my psyche

The real world is shiveringly spiky

My flowers are wilting

Emotions tilting

Sinking into mundane

The world around seems insane

Media manipulation

Contortions of concentration

The masses brainwashed

Day after day brains sloshed

Here I am

Melting into the sofa

Sitting in the same place

In this physical case

The old world will never come back again

Not that we wanted it to remain the same

In a society that sets us up for failure

With leaders spiritually immature

The future remains uncertain

An aura of mystery lies behind the curtain.

-DiosRaw 17/01/21 10:59AM

Religion #12: Paganism

“Paganism describes a group of contemporary religions based on a reverence for nature. These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Paganism encompasses a diverse community.

Wiccans, Druids, Shamans, Sacred Ecologists, Odinists and Heathens all make up parts of the Pagan community.

Some groups concentrate on specific traditions or practices such as ecology, witchcraft, Celtic traditions or certain gods.

Most Pagans share an ecological vision that comes from the Pagan belief in the organic vitality and spirituality of the natural world.

Due to persecution and misrepresentation it is necessary to define what Pagans are not as well as what they are. Pagans are not sexual deviants, do not worship the devil, are not evil, do not practice ‘black magic’ and their practices do not involve harming people or animals.

The Pagan Federation of Great Britain have no precise figures but estimate that the number of Pagans in the British Isles is between 50,000 and 200,000 (2002).”

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/ataglance/glance.shtml

Ace & Amber Poetry #1: Spirit Conversation

Listening to your soul, what do you hear?

All paths lead home my dear

What is happening in this universal sphere?

Frequencies of love so near

Lost in the dark is the fear

Returning to the dream

We are travelling through the soul stream

All playing a part in each other’s journey

You are me,

I am you

We’ll both pull through

Thoughts of the earthly realm just flew

Distractions came, but we grew

Ascension is within

We are rising with our fellow kin

Letting go of the game outside

Creating your reality inside

Tapping into your hearts light

Overcoming this inner fight

Rejoicing in synchronicitic delight

-By Ace (fearlessfreesoul.com) & Amber (diosraw.com)

Poetry #73: I Got Issues

I got issues

Thats why I use the drugs that I misuse

No, these pharaceuticals I use

Out of despair, obtuse

That’s all the help the doctors choose

They were issued

When I got all bruised

Abused

I felt I loosed

Fragments of my soul screws

No time for tissues

I yearn to return to be diffused

And re-introduced

I am a recluse

I want peace to be induced

I laugh, am I living a lie?

The pain

All I want to do is die

I turned to myself to be amused

Bemused

My mind is confused

We all have issues

That’s why our soul came here, it choosed.

-DiosRaw, inspired by Mr. Jacobs 14/01/21 12:14PM