…and the secret is out… For a healthy body, mind and spirit.

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Now and again I read medical/scientific reports that literally open my eyes wide in disbelief, even in shock as the truth resonates with my heart and my own truth.  One such report I read about a year ago (concerned more and more people being put on statins for high cholesterol) and has stayed with me, but obviously didn’t impress me enough to act… until I read a similar report about a month ago about the same subject that rang bells.  I tore the page out of the magazine and gave it to my husband Tom to read and I began to think about writing a blog post about it…

But life went on and I didn’t feel I knew what exactly to write… until 2 weeks ago Tom went into the doctors surgery to check his blood/urine etc. as he felt something was out of balance.  A week later the results were available… his blood sugar was dangerously high and his kidney function had decreased… the doctors sent us to the emergency hospital for control.

A lovely young Spanish lady doctor took care of him, ordered another set of tests, gave him ½ a bag of saline solution with insulin and waited to see his body’s reaction.  It brought his blood sugar right down and as everything else was ok, she sent us home (after 8 hours) telling him to continue taking his new diabetic medication and return to his doctor after 10 days to see how it was going.

Tom and I were both in a bit of a shock wondering how we had let it come this far.  As usual I went on the internet and read everything I could on diabetes.  I came across a lot of ‘old truths’, from doctors and institutions who continue to work in the old way of treating the symptoms instead of using their natural sense of healing and looking for the root cause.  I also came across many reports from scientists and doctors based on new research into the many chronic sicknesses that most of the population are now falling into, in young and older age… diabetes, cancer, alzhiemers, ms, arthritis, parkinsons + many more that have been put into the auto-immune disease category… (here is a shocking list of 150 diseases Autoimmune and Autoimmune…).  They all have inflammation as the root cause.

Now going back to the interesting report I read on high cholesterol, as I had become concerned that statins were being handed out to everyone like lollipops… and I wanted Tom to ask his doctor to begin decreasing his medication of them together with all the other pills he had been prescribed to prevent another heart attack.

The report is here for you to enjoy reading… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/the-cholesterol-myth-that_b_676817.html  It basically tells the story of a group of people connected to the pharmaceutical industry, that a few years ago, decided together to reduce the ‘risk level’ of cholesterol in the body that was good for you.  Yet, actual new research was coming out that explained that when a part of our body becomes inflamed, cholesterol was the one coming into the area to bandage and heal the inflammation.  The more inflamed our body becomes, the more cholesterol can be found in that area, making cholesterol not the bad guy, but the underlying inflammation.  Reducing our cholesterol only lessens our ability to heal ourself… and ultimately… we need to realise and heal the root cause of inflammation of our body.

I’ve listed here below some of the links I found interesting to read from doctors, scientists and the public that resonated with MY TRUTH…

Dr Hyman’s Blog Post
Dr Rosdale’s website
Dr Rosdale’s Blog
Physician Scientists Jeff and Steve
Video about Nutritional Ketosis
Chronic Inflammation
Dr Andrew Weil’s Anti-inflammatory Diet
Low Carb experience by Steve Gilson
Low carb/high fat changed my life
Low Carb experience by Awesome Ashild
Ketogenic Diet Plan by Ellen

Cutting a long story short…

During the last 10 – 15 years, (having personal experience with Tom having  2 heart attacks) we have all been told to eat a high carb and low fat diet.  Like so many others I ditched the butter, cut out all the fat on meat and stocked up on margarine, grains, beans, rice, pasta and potatoes, low fat cheese, milk, yogurt etc…. and of course portions of fruit and veg.  The food industry has gone overboard in providing low /0- fat products, juices, soda’s, cereals, breads, crackers, crisps, biscuits and cakes that all contain, high salt, high sugar/or substitute sugar which is actually worse and ‘bad oils’ (high frutose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils).  The fast food chains, processed foods in supermarkets and chain restaurants also use highly processed hydrogenated oils.   So where does that leave us now… with a slow burning, inflamed population being diagnosed with all sort of diseases.  

My initial shock is over and I changed our diet in a matter of hours… butter and lard is back in the fridge (to use minimally) lots of good oil sources, mushrooms, salad and fresh veg or stir fry’s are the daily food with just enough protein in the form of ‘small farm’ eggs, chicken, steak, bacon, cheese, fish to be of use in the body before it turns into glucose. Gone are the carbs and the sugar.  So low carb/high good fat and do you know what… we are both no longer hungry in-between 4 small meals a day, we feel more active and IAM losing my love handles and toms stomach is shrinking well.  Because our carbs are low, the body is changing back to its natural way of burning… burning fat (ketones) instead of glucose (which relies on insulin)… Just like how we used to burn food before agriculture and processing foods were introduced because of our need to feed quantity to the thousands.

I’ve heard people argue that this diet is too expensive, but I have to respond by saying I don’t need to eat quantity anymore.  My body is much more satisfied with small potions of good natural food and drink (a glass of good red).  So my small quality actually balances  the expense.

Humankind is again going through a big shift… of consciousness… and with our new level of awareness we are (our body, mind and spirit) vibrating on a higher and lighter level.  Our bodies are becoming more and more ‘energy self-sufficient’ (beginning with our breath) and we find we don’t need to eat as much anymore and can choose to eat to enjoy and thrive, rather than survive.

Unknown I have summarised some interesting information here below in the hope that it resonates with your own truth and instigates you to find out your own answers as to what is good for your own body and mind.  We must remember that we are each unique and have different needs depending upon our interests and activities and only we can know how to remain healthy, feel well and thrive in our older years, simply by listening to our own body’s wisdom instead of that of society.

Carbohydrates are complex sugars and together with the single sugars that are readily available in abundance all around us, are actually causing our body to get an overload of glucose.  Excess glucose is stored as fat in the body, normally around the belly/hips.  As most carbohydrates and sugars leave us constantly hungry we regularly indulge in snacking which causes us to become fatter and our blood sugar (glucose) level to yo-yo until… the pancreas that produces insulin and normally sends it to transfer the glucose to appropriate cells that need energy, loses the signal or connection that says ‘how much/less insulin to produce.  It is called insulin resistance (the links above explain it well). The bottom line is… insulin doesn’t do its work anymore of lowing the blood sugar level, healthy cells get deprived of energy and all other organs begin to fail.  Blood sugar level higher than 110 is put into a category of Diabetes II, where Tom now is and most of the population are on the way to getting there.

If we are not paying enough attention to our body, listening to it’s wisdom as to what is good and not so good for it, we are probably on the way to being diagnosed with diabetes or most certainly preparing ourself for another ‘dis-ease of the body’… The new research is telling us that our bodies are becoming more and more inflamed. (See link above for Autoimmune and Autoimmune showing 150 diseases of the body that are now connected to root cause inflammation). Not with the normal inflammation when we have a physical trauma or infection and our immune system responds to the area healing it. (we can look at sore throats, hives, rashes, sprained ankle), but inflammation ‘overload’, because our immune system has began attacking itself through its confusion and unreliable connection and response to our internal signals.  This has come about through our poor diet that is high in sugar, carbohydrate, trans, saturated fat, lack of exercise, constant stress, hidden viruses/bacteria/parasites/yeasts, allegens from food and the environment and last but not least from being too thin or too fat.

When we are under constant stress, worrying about everything, fearing about the future, not feeling safe and spiralling towards depression, our immune system receives constant signals ‘of being in distress’ and sends armies and armies of white blood cells from the bone marrow to the ‘danger’ areas.  Cortisol, the hormone produced in the adrenals from cholesterol,  join the area under distress as it’s main function is to balance  (depending on fight or flight mode) our stress, inflammation and metabolism levels in order to regulate energy production and tell the liver to produce more/less glucose for energy in times of ‘preparing to fight the good fight’.

So you can imagine now we have an excess of glucose being produced… coming from our diet and from our stress level which eventually confuses our internal signals with the constant pressure and overload of hormones like cortisol (that inhibit enzymes like insulin from storing the glucose as fat) and instead, we force the glucose to remain in the area and cause inflammation overload.  A perfect recipe for malfunction of the blood and one by one our organs begin to fail and eventually shut down.

A blood test can test for C-reactive Protein which measures the amount of inflammation you have in the body.

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It was the inflammation that came in response to Toms high glucose (from his sugar craving which he ate to ease his ongoing distress with certain personal matters, making his belly bigger) and eventually caused his healthy cells to become resistant to insulin, raising his blood sugar and affecting the function of his kidneys.

Both my and Tom’s awareness has expanded with this recent new experience and we are now choosing to listen more to our body and enjoy a new life style that we see immediately improving our body and mind.  No more sugar or stress but living with ease and grace and reversing the dis-function to well-functioning of the body.

IAM looking at inviting my WordPress friends and friends outside,to create together another ‘Free E Book’ that contains true stories of the awaking physical body and mind and the changes it now calls for…  The title could be… The awakening physical body and mind and its needs now.   We could each write something about our body/mind experience and important new research that is coming out that resonates with us.  To begin In January, giving us time to research and look at our story.

What do you think?  I’ll begin the month off on Monday 5th January 2015 with my own experience… please let me know here in the comments and I’ll start a date schedule…  and thanks for joining me in creating more and more awareness in the world… 

Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness…

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IAM Free and Enlightened…

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I’ve been having a time of my life in a hot and humid Ft Lauderdale, spending lots of time with Alexander my adorable grandson.  We have been very creative together, creating a giant heart space for Alexander to hang pictures of his loved ones… mum, dad, sister, aunty, uncle, grandma’s and grandad… and his dreams and wishes… He loves to be a police officer and work with firemen.  He created a picture of his new home and boat he wants in his life.  Alexander loves to play with trucks, building bricks and trains… so grandma helped him create a magnificent railway track, a space for him to play with his trains, tracks and bridges.  Last but not least we have found a wooden treasure chest to store his favourite things… this we will be painting in the next few days before we return home to Spain.

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During this visit grandma arranged for a nanny and cleaner to come and help in the home  when everyone else is at work.  When the time was just perfect Beth (nanny) and Alisa (cleaner) came into our life.  (I’ve been trying to find help for sometime, but obviously it was too soon and someone wasn’t convinced it was necessary)  Alexander’s new home will also appear for the perfect price at the most perfect time.  We all have the patience and trust in the timing and the most perfect new home to be available for us all.

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I have so enjoyed observing Alexander living in the present moment, truly indulging and enjoying himself.  There is no yesterday and tomorrow is unimportant.  NOW is the time to create and play, learn the ABC & 123, have swimming lessons and LATER (an extension of the present moment is a great time for ice-cream).  We have enjoyed visiting the park, young art museum, toys r us and the beach… to collect trash… it is after all what police officer’s must do when they need to collect fingerprints.

Sometimes when grandma tried to control Alexander, he reacted quite boldly… reminding me to interact with him and everyone around in a more compassionate and independant way.  I took the hint and have been looking at my need to control? Why do I do this?  Why can I not just trust that everyone else knows what’s right for them and just continue enjoying my life?

Control is an old way that I and most of humankind gain power, through pushing and forcing things to happen according to our own perception… which is actually very limited and an unloving way of behaving, as we take creation or a new way of doing/being away from another.  Being in control makes us feel great and important in the presence of others, but belittles another.  Humankind has programmed the mind to survive, no matter what, which has in turn shut down the spontaneous and new ways to experience life… until we become aware of this habitual behaviour and choose to create our life from a balanced heart and mind with consideration for ourself, another and most of all for CHANGE and CREATION.

If it’s one thing I have learned during my life is that I really like to FEEL independent and create my life how I desire it to be… to feel free in everything IAM.  This cannot be achieved when a person continuously trys to mould another into a shape that fits only our own need to nurture our magnificent self.

What is good for me must be good for everyone else and it was my responsibility to nurture Alexander’s sense of his magnificent and creative self.  So when I slipped back into ‘control mode’…  I took some deep conscious breaths, embraced my old need to control others and situations… it had served me well…  but now I was AWAKE and knew there was a better way for myself and others to live in balance and harmony with each other.  I allowed my need to control to transmute into compassion and freedom for myself.  Afterall I was an example of living in FREEDOM, full of light (enlightenment) and enjoying each moment.

The more I allowed myself to live in a space of peace and freedom, IAM connected with the part of me that has always been there, enjoying the human experience and waiting patiently for Barbara’s attention.  For me to be fully aware of the integration that is naturally happening to humankind now.  The integration of my soul (my divine essence or light body & mind) and physical being.  My divine light body & mind absorbing my physical body & mind and birthing my divinehumanself.

My Soul is in ‘soul charge’ of the integration, all my human self has to do is be aware and allow it all to happen… Allow myself to be completely free of the limited mind and old and unloving ways of being and be the creator and enlightened divine being I truly am. 

What is Enlightenment?
The human mind will never understand enlightenment because it is limited, never satisfied and always wants more.  Enlightenment for me is to FEEL and CONNECT with my deep desire for freedom, the pure awareness of my sovereignty and allow myself to express my true voice, my magnificent self here in this reality.  It’s never been done before…  IAM a new standard… Yes IAM allowing myself to be FREE and ENLIGHTENED.  Are you?

We can be aware of and allow our enlightenment… when we awaken from the 3D dense and limited reality we live in now and realise that there is more to ourself than meets the eye… To read some amazing true awakening experiences you can download the free e-book I made together with my wordpress friends… Enjoy… 

heavenliftsanawakeningheartA selection of true awakening experiences…

Barbara Franken… Inspiring and living in the New Energy Consciousness…

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Taking Care of Self and being Happy…

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Early this morning I took my daily conscious deep breaths and was thankful for another wonderful day in which to enjoy… before springing out of bed, putting on my shorts and top and went for my daily 1/2 hour walk (too hot for my normal gentle jogging).  On my return, after a delicious breakfast and 2 cups of ‘english tea’, I opened up my book of ‘laughter quotes’ for a morning giggle… I started collecting the quotes earlier this year when I realised that I was getting too serious…   and needed to laugh more on a daily basis… Continue reading

Awakening… becoming aware of our true self…

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We are all awakening… becoming more and more aware of our true self and the role we truly play in our own life… Through our journey’s experience, we become aware of the impact our choices have in our own destiny and the responsibility we have for everything that comes in and out of our life… We find out what we like, what feels right for us, what we desire and what truly makes our heart beat and soul sing… A true knowingness that resonates with our core.. An ‘aha’ moment that expands and shifts our human consciousness… which in turn attracts NEW ENERGY to come into our life and serve us… A NEW ENERGY that can fulfil new possibilities and new potentials… beyond anything our mind could imagine… Continue reading

Falling in LOVE… with IAM…

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I was about 27 when my new felt freedom of exploring life and experiencing what I liked and desired in life (of the previous 9 years from when I left the family nest at 18), began to filter into my consciousness…  I became aware of deep feelings inside of me, awakening a new sense of BEING… and life has continued to prompt me with signs, people and a knowingness that has guided my choosing and experiencing of my life in the NOW moment…

It has been a gradual unfolding of ‘all of me’.. as I have experienced, felt and responded to the last 26 years of my life and my part in it all…  Nearly 27 years of a most loving relationship with myself… a gradual ‘falling in love’ with myself, Barbara… a HumanBeing integrating and becoming one with my DivineBeing… IAM… all that is… Continue reading

Let’s not label our children with ADD, ADHD and AUTISM…

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When my grandson was born in 2010 I knew he was a ‘new energy’ child… I had been in contact with him ever since his conception and painted with him during his first 10 months of life (within his mum)…  He actually helped me with many life issues, teaching me to LOVE, PLAY and CREATE… IAM thankful for the precious time his parents have given me… from the day of his birth to his third birthday that we have recently celebrated… I have lovingly observed him growing into a 3 year old toddler… He is a child who knows what he wants… what he needs… (a complete REBEL just like his grandma) but also one bundle of LOVE and everyone that has any worries, stress and hardship only has to look at him to know that INDEED, ALL IS WELL…

Our children are here to help humanity expand into a more LOVING space… They are here to teach us to connect and integrate with the part of ourself that is all loving, all powerful and all perfect… To LOVE ourself first and be the Magnificent person we truly are… Continue reading

Let ‘we the people’ redefine reality… Thankyou…

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We are living in the 21st century and a lot has happened in the last 800 years… People whether unconscious or conscious are creating a new reality and society based on the ‘thoughts and actions of today’…  Life is all about living and experiencing, being joyful and most of all living in cooperation with one another… and slowly YES we the people are learning to come up for ourselves and redefine our reality… Continue reading