Alignment is at the top of the emotional guiding scale. When you’re the most in love with life, and the most in love with self, when you’re in the most state of joy and passion and empowerment and happiness, you’re the most alive.
If you think back of the times you were the happiest in your life, everything was going exactly perfect and just amazing. You relished every second of your life. You relished getting up in the morning, going out and doing another day of whatever you loved doing… Those are the times you’re in the highest alignment.
And really, we’re in control of that. If you can stay vibrationally in the happiest place, that is your “shen”, your spirit. If you can stay that way all the time, your apparatus completely changes. It’s when we create stress, when we drop down that emotional guiding system to fear and to anger, and to pain, and to suffering and victimization, that we create resistance, we create poisons, we start damaging our body and shorten our lifespan dramatically.
—Truth Calkins on Telomeres (Part III)
If the workweek is going to slop over into the weekend — and there’s no hope of stopping that from happening —, why can’t the weekend, with its precious restorative moments of playtime, my time, and our time, spill over into the workweek? We have to find a better way for work to work. The seven-day workweek is shaping up as a personal, societal, and business disaster. It robs people of passion and pleasure, destroys family and community stability, and sets up buysiness organizations to ultimately fail once they’ve burned out their employees and burned through ever more manipulative and oppressive strategies. The seven-day weekend is n alternative that bridges the gap between the airy theories of workplace democracy and the nitty-gritty practice of running a profitable business. I warn you, it’s messy, inefficient, and hugely rewarding.
—Ricardo Semler, from the introduction of The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works
Nobody thrives on stress, no matter how convinced they are otherwise. The most productive state of being is peace.
Many leaders find this hard to learn. They trade the present for the future, throwing themselves into chaotic situations with a promise that one day, years from now, they will have time to rest. This is a devil’s bargain. Peace is either here in this moment, or it doesn’t exist. By peace I don’t mean passivity. Peace has nothing to do with lethargy or lack of involvement. True peace is a vibrant state. It’s alive with potential and the expectation of great things to come. It’s the moment just before birth, brings new life. The first step to achieve such peace is to value it. Awareness brings you more of whatever you value. That’s a basic rule of consciousness. So by valueing the state of peace, its inner silence, you invite it to be part of your daily life. As your awareness expands, you will become of greater service to the world.
—Deepak Chopra, THE SOUL OF LEADERSHIP
Let’s say you have the experience of tranquility. Whatever the cause of it. You’re feeling tranquil inside. Then your body makes Valium, —just like the one that Haufman Laroche makes, only it doesn’t make you feel like a zombie—. This is the real material equivalent of tranquility.
When you feel anxious, your body makes jittery molecules. They’re not just made from the adrenal glands. They’re made everywhere in the body. Each cell of the body is making jittery molecules: adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, etc. Now it turns out that when you feel exhilarated, whatever the reason for the exhilaration, your body makes very powerful immuno-modulators. They’re in fact, anti-cancer drugs known as interleukins and interferons. Recently, interleukins were used, for example, in the treatment of cancer. They’re very expensive. A full course of interleukin 2 might cost you something like $40 000 for a full treatment. But if you go on Magic Mountain in Disney World, you can make millions of dollars worth of interleukin 2. That is, of course, given the fact that that’s your idea of fun. If your idea of fun is that magic ride, you’ll make interleukin 2. On the other hand, if you interpret that as not a good experience, then your body will make harmful chemicals. In other words, the interpretations of reality that we make to ourselves are generating from inside us all kinds of drugs. We have a pharmacy here that is absolutely exquisite. It makes everything. It makes tranquilizers, sleeping pills, anticancer drugs, immuno-modulators, antibiotics, you name it, the body can make it, in the right dose, at the precise time, for the right target organ, no side effects, and all the instructions are contained in the packaging.
-Deepak Chopra, Magical Mind & Body
Cancer tumors use glucose as their primary fuel for growing and spreading.
This discovery won the Nobel Prize in 1924, yet cancer doctors are still not condemning sugar and refined carbohydrates.
But if you have cancer, 95% of the sugar in your diet is routed directly to your tumor. The rest of your body starves, which is the ultimate cause of death in cancer patients.
Can eating too much sugar cause cancer? The answer seems to be yes.
Sugar, you see, is highly inflammatory, creating an overload of free radical molecules which damage DNA, initiating the cancer process.
In addition, high insulin levels are linked to many forms of cancer. So, whether you’re Type 1 or Type 2, your best anti-cancer policy is to lower both your glucose and insulin loads.
- Dr. Stefan Ripich, ND, CNP
"I think that everybody is exposed to more and more toxins as time goes by. Without getting into gruesome details, there are millions of pounds/tons of toxins from everything, from fertilizers to chemical processing to waste materials; toxins from volcanoes and one thing and the other… so we constantly are exposed to them. We get them through the skin. We certainly get them through breathing. We get them through the liquids we drink and the food we eat. In addition, because we don’t necessarily eat the best food all the time, we actually create more toxins from the foods we eat and how they interact with the bacteria in our body, particularly in our intestinal tract.
I think the reason mainstream medicine doesn’t really embrace this is that mainstream medicine, particularly in the USA and in Europe is very much geared toward symptom management. Until people have very clear cut symptoms, they frequently aren’t really taken very seriously. Doctors generally don’t have the time nor the expertise to really deal with a lot of the constitutional symptoms people have, that are becoming toxic, like fatigue, muscle aches and pains, difficulty sleeping, difficulty with elimination, mood disorders of one sort or the other…
I would say that a good analogy is that of termites in a house. You periodically have your house inspected and they might find a couple. It doesn’t mean anything bad is going to happen to your house, but it’s a warning that you need to do something about it. If you don’t, little by little, you get a critical mass of toxicity, and then you have serious problems.
From my experience, I don’t think that cardiovascular disease, neurological, degenerative disease, cancer, or almost any significant illness doesn’t have at least a significant part of its baseline cause is due to cumulative toxicity. “
-Dr Leonard Smith, Body Ecology’s Detoxification Training Program