Happy Saturday, dear friends. I made a little discovery, recently, that has changed my life.
It never seems possible that learning something small can make such a big change, but truthfully, this is the way of things most of the time. Heartburn runs in my family. If I knew what was going to cause it, I would avoid those foods, but it is so random, as to be maddening. Usually I can control it, by drinking some soda water, but if I don’t have any on hand, oh does my tummy hurt!
The other day, I got a pretty bad case and I was out of soda water, so I did an internet search on natural ways to control heartburn. I found several articles, but one stressed that taking a teaspoon of yellow mustard could stop heartburn in its tracks. I thought about it for a minute, and didn’t see how it was possible. Since I was suffering, I decided to have some faith and give it a try.
I can’t say it was pleasant to take a teaspoon of mustard, without putting it on a hotdog, but take it I did. I drank a bit of water to wash it down, and lo and behold, a few minutes later, my heartburn was gone! Sweet joy! I told my dad about this mustard remedy at Christmas dinner, because he gets it too, and now he is going to try it as well.
It’s lovely and amazing that we have access to so much information, and some of that information can help us immensely. I believe the knowledge came to me because I asked for help, and it was given. If one small thing can make such a huge difference, imagine how big the changes will be, when we gain access to higher consciousness.
Since we are approaching the end of 2014, there are quite a few “year in review” stories covering a number of different facets of life on earth. Let’s get started.
Four crucial international news stories that received little coverage in 2014.
With the 24-hour, instantaneous international news cycle that established itself with the birth of the internet, you would think that everyone would know everything there is to know about the world.
We all know, that this is simply not the case. The main-stream media picks and chooses what it wishes to cover, in an effort to spin public and world opinion in a specific direction. We are blessed to have access to alternative media sites to expand our knowledge, and the number of people using these sites is growing.
It is lovely as well to see a more main-stream news outlet, like the Huffington Post, which has tremendous readership, doing a piece about important international news that received little coverage in 2014.
The stories focus on an overwhelming refugee situation in the Mediterranean, political unrest in Africa, governmental overthrow in Yemen, and a new political party sweeping through Spain. These stories all have a basis in citizens who have been completely disillusioned with their governments and homelands, and are forcing changes, often in radical ways.
Russell Brand of the “Trews” on the Max Keiser Report.
This Christmas, I got my daughter a copy of Russell Brand’s new book, Revolution. In the book, he discusses a number of enlightened ways to make changes towards a more equal world. His writing style is very intimate, and he is an extremely intelligent and quirky young man. He resonates very strongly with young people, and they trust his word.
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, of the Kaiser Report on RT News, visited Russell at his home in the UK to film this special Christmas edition. They speak on the major themes of 2014, and a number of successes for the common man. They also discuss their thoughts for 2015, which tend to focus on creating greater numbers of personal liaisons using technology, to work around the decaying world systems.
What happened in climate and trade during 2014.
While the jury is still out on global warming and climate change, most would agree that international protocols to create a cleaner and more healthy environment should be paramount for all governments. Many policies are drafted, and countries often give them lip service.
What is interesting though, is the way that some countries block the green and sustainable efforts of other countries, using regulations within trade agreements. This summary of climate and trade interactions, reads more like a chess game than countries coming together to work for the good of the whole earth. Hopefully, in the near future, bureaucracy will be replaced, with a streamlined approach to getting key things done that benefit us all.
California food bank program gets a thank you from the Pope.
Walter Little, started the Cordova Community Food Locker 28 years ago, and they recently served their 15 millionth meal to hungry community members.
As Little, and his staff of volunteers, prepared for their 28th annual holiday meal giveaway for needy families and individuals, he had something big to smile about. A number of months ago, he had written to Pope Francis to let him know about the success and growth of the Rancho Cordova, California food bank. He never dreamed that the Pope would actually write back, but Little received a framed blessing from Rome, supporting and praising his work with the poor.
I wish all volunteers who work in service to humanity, would know deep in their hearts, that their work is appreciated and valued highly. When people are struggling, and others offer a helping hand, it is the best of humanity that steps forward. This is the way we create a world that works for everyone.
Kitten and hedgehog get to know each other.
This short video, of a kitten meeting a hedgehog for the first time, really made me smile. It also reminded me that discovering anything new can be a bit scary, but if we set aside any preconceived notions and are simply open to the discovery, wonderful things can happen.
That’s the news for today. Have a sensational day. I hope to see you back here tomorrow for some Feel Good News.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!