Monday, January 18, 2016

My Forties

I am deciding to be more natural as much as possible in my forties. I have lost so much of my Arizona tan but this is me with no makeup. It's a big deal for me 🙂

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Musical Healing

One of the many gifts I have received from meeting my dad and his side of the family is being able to understand where my love of music came from.
I have always loved music and singing despite being told repeatedly that I couldn't sing well.
My whole family on my dads side are musicians and most of them compose their own music and lyrics. This includes the women as well. My grandma was a singer and guitar player and she helped to teach my dad as he was growing up.
My dad has been helping me and encouraging me with my love of music and it has really been so healing and has opened up a whole new world for me.
I discovered that I can sing if I sing my own songs. Trying to copy other people's voices and rhythms result in my failure. I can sing my own songs and play my own music!
The music you listen to has great power and it can even change the structure of your dna. Look this up sometime if it interests you, there are many articles and videos.

I'm back to talk more about healing because for me this is my lifelong responsibility.
I recently have been participating in the Daniel Fast from the bible. This of course is not the first time I have abstained from meats but I have had a rough time for a variety of reasons. The main reason I struggle is because I am a food addict and I have sustained my life through ingesting anything that my mind and body crave.  My body has become accustomed to enjoying the flesh of animals whenever I want.
I dont believe that we shouldn't eat meat however, I strongly disapprove of the way animals are treated. They are suffering in this sick system that has been created and I don't agree with it.
I continue to try to rid myself  of the need to ingest animals who have suffered and lived in misery their whole lives.
I do value my own life of course but I do not believe that these animals are here just to satisfy me.
With knowledge comes responsibility and I just can't keep supporting this type of cruelty.
This video is just one example of how sick our society is.  Yes, turkeys are difficult and they will fight for their lives (anything breathing does) but it does not mean that they or any other animal should have to endure this nonsense.