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Butterflies, Parathas and the Bhagavad Gita- An Insight

Hey friends, I know I am back to blogging after a long long time. I was held up with personal and professional work over the last one and half months.

In between I found time to read the book

Butterflies, Parathas and the Bhagavad Gita: A Quirky and Heartwarming Journey Through God’s Instruction Manual for Life.

Here is my take on the book

If you ask me how the book is, I would say its Gita Simplified for the Modern Lifestyles and Times. Loved the simple language in which the book is written so the common man understands and relates with the incidents that has been mentioned in the book.
This book is an answer for those people who believe Gita and its philosophy does not work for the modern times.
The author of this book, Dr. HariHaran h,as revealed to many that Gita and its philosophy is applicable and can be applied at the current times. I appreciate his in-depth research in Gita, Upanishads and Vedanta that has culminated in a book for a common man like me. I have a Bhagavad Gita at home that I have never opened to this day.
But the verses of Gita that has been interspersed with the story of two childhood friends has been an eye-opener for me. I have decided that before I start my day, I need to at least open a page of Bhagavad gita and read a few lines.

Its a fact that initially, you may not understand anything that is written there. But gradually over the period of time, when you read and re-read, you may understand something.

This book is for those who staunchly believe spirituality is what gives you peace of mind as you age and who believe the perspective of life can change with time. Life is what one makes up. The book teaches us there is a turning point in the life of each and every human being. Some recognizes sooner, while there are other who take time to observe and realize that, and many perish without understanding that at all.

Hats off to the Author to creating a book that brings out the various emotions of the reader . Go ahead and read to know the story of two good childhood friends and how fate and destiny have fun at their expense

Essential Oils

Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils to cure Headaches

The other day my Mommy Darling woke up with a severe headache. I need to mention that the temperature is soaring with minimum temperature around 8 AM IST is around 24 degree C.  And this rise in temperature is leading to heat related diseases such as headaches, heat boils, heat burns and so on.

Now coming back to my mom’s headache, let me share with you my simple remedy. Remember,I had recently purchased a box of must-have essential oils from Organix Mantra from Amazon market place. Peppermint was one of them. Lavender oil I had bought a few months ago.

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Simple Remedy for Headache Using Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils

Peppermint Oil – 2 drops

Lavender Oil – 2 drops

Coconut Oil – 2 drops

Method

In a small glass bowl, mix all the three ingredients together and rub it on your forehead. Also apply it around the base of your neck and gently massage.

This is what I did for my mother

For my mom, I gently massaged it on her forehead and behind her ears and around the neck and gently on her shoulders.  I also soaked a small ball of cotton and told her to sniff it now and then.

The calming effects of lavender put her to relaxed sleep and the peppermint had a cooling effect on her forehead. She slept close to an hour and by the time she woke up she no longer had headache.

The remaining oil, I transferred into a cobalt blue bottle that was sterilized for future use.

Please note

For those who do not want to use coconut oil, use grapeseed or jojoba oil. That is less oily than the coconut oil.

Please note that you need to use Pure and Steam distilled essential oil and superior quality Jojoba or grapeseed oils (carrier oils) to dilute the essential oils to get the benefits of essential oils. I found Organix Mantra Essential Oils to be of superior quality and will continue to stock their products.

 

 

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The Power of the Subconscious Mind

I have read quite a few books on this topic The “power of the subconscious mind.”  More than a decade ago I was introduced to a basic course on Neuro Linguistic Programming by a colleague of mine. That was beginning and from there on I started  reading books and write ups on this topic. Even today its one of my most favored topic.

Recently, I happen to read a synopsis of a book  THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF by Bruce H. Lipton. Though initially looking at the cover page I thought it was something to do with Biology and Physics, as I was flipping through the pages,  I realized it dealt with the mind. And how the cells of the human body reacted to the environment.

Watch this video by Bruce H.Lipton before you buy the book. This book is easily available on the Amazon marketplace.

In this book, Mr. Lipton tells in detail about the power of conscious and subconscious mind. I leave you with a few pointers to ponder over and make use of it in your day to day life. I agree, its not so easy to change or start practicing what you read overnight. But gradually, if are able to start practicing you will notice a significant change in your life.

The subconscious mind is million times more powerful than the conscious mind, and decides most of the things in our lives according to the beliefs it has..

Many times we fail to change an unpleasant habit despite our will-power and consistent efforts..

It’s because the habit has been so strongly programmed in our subconscious mind that the efforts made by our conscious mind hardly make any difference.

*Conscious Mind is just a shadow* *of our Unconscious Mind..*

So, when the tribals of Solomon Islands curse a tree, they are actually installing negative and harmful beliefs in the tree’s emotion (yes, trees do have emotions too).

Within few days, those negative emotions becomes a belief & eventually changes the molecular architecture of the tree and kill it from inside..

2500 years ago, when the Buddha said that *‘You are what you think’,* he was not articulating a random philosophical theory.

Actually he was telling a scientific fact which is now proved correct by Quantum Physics and Molecular Biology.

The book has a special chapter on Conscious Parenting where it talks about the beneficial and harmful effects of what parents say to their children..

If you are a parent and you keep cursing your child in the name of constructive criticism, you are installing beliefs in their mind which will keep harming them forever..*

*But if you keep appreciating them in a sincere way, you are installing beliefs in their mind which will help them entire life..*
And also be careful of what you keep saying to yourself.
Repetition of words and thoughts is the best way to install a belief in your subconscious mind..
If you keep saying you are a loser,don’t be surprised if you become one within a few months or years..
And if you have friends who keep saying such things to you, there is no harm in saying a quick goodbye to them..
 
 you must value yourself a little more..
So accept all as they are..
Love all unconditionally
And …Always keep saying to yourself..
*I am healthy, wealthy, happy, successful & prosperous!*
Essential Oils

How I used Peppermint Oil

In one of my previous post I had mentioned of buying a box of Cold Pressed /Steam Distilled 100% Pure Essential oil of the brand #OrganixMantra from Amazon.in . One of the #essentialoils that I had bought was #peppermintessentialoil.

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One of the green box is #PeppermintEssentialOil

One of the reasons that I bought this oil is because my mom wanted this oil to apply it on her knees and toes. She told me it helps to reduce muscular pain. Actually, I had the opportunity to use it myself for the muscular cramps due to the summer heat.

In Pune, India, summer has started with a bang with temperature touching 41 degrees Centigrade. Heat is horrible and you sweat in spite of the ceiling swirling in full speed.

The Met department also warned about the heat wave kind of  atmosphere.

  • Suggesting that if possible spend time indoors and not to venture out.
  • Keep yourself hydrated. Instead of cold water to drink luke warm water.
  • In case of heat blisters to have a cold water bath. If its getting worse, get medical help ASAP.

Today, I came down with a bad headache because of the heat, and dust.  I had ton of work to complete and also a webinar to attend on essential oils by #DrAxe.

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That was an invite from #DrJoshAxe. There were 8000 participants and I was one of them.

Was really in pain and was thinking of giving the webinar a miss. This is where my set of essential oils came to help. I made a mixture with peppermint and lavender essential oils.

DIY Recipe for Headache

2 drops of peppermint oil

2 drops of lavender oil

1 drop of coconut oil

Mix all three well. Gently apply it on the forehead and the base of the neck. If you can get your spouse to massage your neck and shoulders, then there is nothing like it.

Thankfully, when I woke up from my afternoon siesta, the headache had reduced and there was only a slight dull ache. I was feeling better than I felt when the day started.

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Dr Axe’ s recipe for #Sunburn

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He also mentioned Peppermint oil is one of the #Essentialoils for #Energy

Dr.Josh Axe also mentioned about other essential oil. Here are a few clippings from the webinar

I would like to personally thank those people who introduced me to essential oils. Thanks to #OrganixMantra for selling superior quality essential oils on the Amazon marketplace.