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National Wear Red Day

Together, we will continue to urge women to protect their hearts, as heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

Friday, February 3, 2012 was National Wear Red Day, Americans wore red to show their support for women's heart health. This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in The Heart Truth's life-saving awareness-to-action movement by putting on a favorite red dress, red shirt, red tie, or Red Dress Pin. Together, we will continue to urge women to protect their hearts, as heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

I wear red too, and I thank God, making her or his destiny to make my hear beat even if I treated it to severe abuse for over 60 years.  That abuse was mostly emotional stress over the things which I could not possibly control.  Right now I am 80% of the time in control of my emotions because I found powerful tools to keep my mind, body and spirit united.  The ground breaking story of my life was taking Reiki classes from level one to teacher and then master.  I practice Reiki principles every day to get me through the life's stress that I go through.  Let me introduce you to those principles.

1.The Five Reiki Principles

  •  Just for today, I will not be angry.

Anger at others or oneself or at the whole world, creates serious blockages in one's energy.  It is the most complex inner enemy.  Letting go of anger, brings Piece into the Mind and Heart.

  •  Just for today, I will not worry.

While  anger deals with past and present events, worry deals with future ones.  Although worry is not always a negative phenomena, endless worries may fill one's head, and each one bores a small hole in one's body and soul.  Letting go of worry, brings healing into the body staring from the mind and heart.

  •  Just for today, I will be grateful.

Be grateful from your heart inward.  Inner intention is the important element in this principle.  Simple things as thanks, forgiveness, smile, good words, gratitude can improve others life and make them happy.  Being thankful brings Joy into the Spirit and healing into the heart.

  •  Just for today, I will do my work honestly.

Support yourself and your family respectably, without harming others.  Earn a respectable living, live a life of honor.  Working Honestly brings abundance into the Soul and fills it joy.

  •  Just for today, I will be kind to every living things.

Honor your parents, honor your teachers, honor your elders.  Being kind brings love into the will and pride into the heart.

2. My second tool is the" Tao te ching" book, English translation and version by Stephen Mitchell.  Tao Te Ching (pronounced more or less, Dow Deh Jing)can be translated as The Book of the Immanence of the Way or The Book of the Way and of How It Manifests Itself in the World or simply, The Book of the Way.  About Lao-tzu, its author, there is practically nothing to be said. But his or her work holds universal and never outdated principles of life.  I like to focus on wei wu wei, literally "doing not-doing,"which has been seen as passivity.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Less and less do you need to force things,

until finally you arrive at non-action.

When nothing is done, nothing is felt undone.

This is a paradigm for non-action: the purest and the most effective form of action.  The game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can't tell the dancer from the dance.  Nothing is done because the doer has wholeheartedly vanished into the deed; the fuel has been completely transformed when we trust the intelligence of the universe in the same way that an athlete or a dancer trusts the superior intelligence of the body.

3. The third is acupuncture.  I tried it for my sciatic nerves, but my acupuncturist, the one and only Reena Zaid, connected that pain to "the heat in my body" and my bleeding heart.  She started treating sciatica and my emotions at the same time.  The flame in my body still exists but it is warming me up only, not burning my vital energy.  Reena practices acupuncture at the North Shore Chinese Medicine in Rivinia and she is my Goddess and my Healer. 

4. My fourth is the prayer of serenity.  Whenever I am ready to cry or scream, I grab the text of the prayer and read it through my tears until the pain is gone. This is how it goes.

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change;

Courage to change the things I can;

and Wisdom to know the difference.

In conclusion I want to say what I learned from my fantastic ophthalmologist,  Dr. Bruce Kaplan, relax, it is not worth it.

"May you walk in a beauty in a sacred way, may you walk in a beauty each and every day."

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