What Constitutes Real Evidential Mediumship

Real Evidential Mediumship

Mediumship has enjoyed remarkable growth in the past few years, and more individuals are beginning to recognize the value of real evidential mediumship and what it can do to help those suffering to begin the healing process. However, with all of the interest comes bad standards and people purporting to be evidential mediums when in fact they are not in any way communicating with spirit and this is found in relation to the evidence that is given to a sitter or group. More now than ever, there is now a real need to understand the process of mediumship and what constitutes good supporting evidence. The lack of real evidence is just cannon fodder to our skeptical brethren, and who could blame them, I mean if we are to stand any chance of being accepted as a legitimate practice, science or dare I say religion, then at least there has to be a certain standard of evidence that is easily accepted.

There are many psychic mediums out there that do not understand the values of evidence or what constitutes evidence, and who unknowingly are often reading the auric energy, talking generally about life issues and personalities rather than giving real valuable evidence. I am not suggesting this is fraud as clearly the individual may be well-meaning and slightly ignorant of the mechanics of mediumship. Consequently, those experiencing the reading remain untrained and do not understand what constitutes real evidence from a communicating spirit. So the sitter is more likely to accept certain validations as fact when in reality they are rather general, including descriptions and personalities, unless it was something unusual. Think of these two particular points and identify what you perceive to be the best type of validation.

Medium: I have a father figure here, and he is coming around you with a great deal of love, he passed with a heart or chest condition. He is saying that you were very special to him and that you found it difficult when he passed. He is about 5 ft10 and a bit rotund, wears glasses and smokes and has a great personality. He says sorry for what you went through and identifies that you stepped up to help the family. You could always wrap him round your finger and that he would give you anything he could. He is strong in stature and looks like a powerful man. Do you understand?

This message to many is perceived as good and the sitter feels validated because certain pieces of information have been covered especially if they are grieving badly and reaching for anything. Due to the sitters’ need to hear the information, she or he accepts it and begins to open up more offering leading answers that feed the medium such as, yes he had a heart attack and I was the one dealing with everything. The medium confirms that is what he or she was getting and feels good because he or she thinks she has a hit. The reality is that it offers no real evidence and is not in the slightest any type of evidential message for the individual who is grieving.

Now the second medium: I have a male figure coming through with the name Micheal and what sounds like Thompson or Johnson. He says thank you for talking with him when you were walking through the park yesterday and you thought about him when you stood by the bed of flowers with the statue in the middle. He also says that you were in a store like Macy’s and you nearly bought a new pair of shoes but changed your mind, placing them back. He often comes around you and notes that he was with you when you were mending the chair that you recently broke in the kitchen. He was trying to tell you how to do it and laughs at your attempt. He mentions the name Mateo or sounds like this and also I have to give you Anaheim road or place. Can you understand this? He also tells me that you have an anniversary in July and another on the 5th May. He want’s to send love to his wife and the name I am given is mary. He also shows me that you have his watch with you now. Can you accept that?

Now if this information is validated by the sitter in entirety or at least 80%, this would be considered as stronger evidence and even better if more evidence is given the sitter can’t validate until much later by another party. This would suggest the sitter had no knowledge and the information would have to be validated by a third party at another time, thus suggesting the information could only have been derived from a communicating entity whom knew the information previously. Obviously how one delivers this type of message has some bearing on how the evidence is offered, but generally there should be no questions or assumptions. The medium should be able to give the name or sounds like as close as possible, it is not good practice to throw out a random letter unless the evidence that supports that is overwhelming.

Mediums Work Too Early

Many individuals that claim to be spiritual mediums demonstrate long before they are ready, and this is true in all forms of mediumship. This means the person can become unbalanced very quickly and having never received professional training in delivering messages or etiquette on how to act and work as a professional medium, failure looms and skeptics wait like hyenas waiting for food. It is a great responsibility to do the work of a professional medium, therefore you should be prepared and trained to operate within the highest standards possible and know what is good evidence. There are many organizations that exist to test, validate, and investigate mediumship. Organizations, such as the Windbridge institute, ASSMPI and the Forever Family Foundation exist to raise and continue to work to promote the reality of professional mediumship.

Unfortunately there are many individuals who remain deluded and do not understand real mediumship nor the mechanics such as knowing what is spirit contact and when they drop into reading psychic energy. They self-promote themselves as mediums with no prior history and training and have no idea of real mediumship, often giving misleading or false information. They may well have a good heart and want to help, but just do not have the ability to communicate the way they should. From time to time, even professional mediums will not be able to communicate in the same way all the time and this is due to them, the conditions, and the need of the sitter. However, it is important to recognize real mediumship.

Take these notes on board when looking for a medium;

1 Always try to identify with a professional medium who has the relevant history.

2 Check the testimonials from others and if you have been recommended by someone even better.

3 If the medium asks too many questions before the appointment, leave well alone.

4 Do not feed the medium.

5 Check if the medium is involved with professional organizations or has served in spiritualist churches.

6 Ask if you are not sure, if you can approach any of the testimonials and if this is possible, the medium should put you in touch with a couple of people who will validate them.

7 A professional medium should never tell you negative things and if you are faced with someone who tells you that they can sort your life, bring your lover back or clear a curse run and run far. Remember there is really no such thing as Best Psychic Mediums, there is great evidential mediums to be found.

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Jock Brocas

Jock Brocas is a professional medium, Researcher, and Author. He is also the president of the ASSMPI and editor in chief of The Otherside Press. Jock works closely with his colleagues to share knowledge with three lessons in mind, Love, forgiveness, and compassion.

Amazing Benefits Of Organic Foods

 

Organic foods have always been the best option for most people. While some people understand the benefits of organic foods, some are just swayed by public opinion but do not really understand the benefits of these types of food. Surprisingly, there is very little research that substantiates the benefits of organic foods. Why? Because most of the research is funded by governments and private entities that seek to promote their products and brands and not necessarily because they are factual. We highlight some of the benefits of organic foods that have been proven.

We highlight some of the benefits of organic foods that have been proven.

  1. Antioxidant capacity

While antioxidants are not just limited to organic foods, a number of research studies have shown that antioxidants tend to be more impactful when they are derived from organic foods than when they are gotten from any other non-organic food. One explanation to this may be because there are very few foreign components that are found in organic foods as opposed to the ones found in non-organic foods. For this reason, scientific research has shown that consuming organic foods leads to continuous intake of nutritional antioxidants that protects one from ingesting toxins.

 

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2. Pesticide reduction

Another argument fronted by lovers of organic foods is the presence of pesticides. Non-organic foods grow under strenuous condition sometimes and this necessitates the need to use pesticides. This is because the foods are sometimes attacked by pests and this may require use of pesticides to get rid of the pests. When these foods are harvested and consumed by humans, there will be traces of the chemicals found in the pesticides. When these foods are consumed, the chemicals usually find their way into humans and this may lead to conditions that include autism and ADHD. Organic foods are free from this type of harmful chemicals and this is why most people would go for organic foods.

  1. Heart health

Organic foods are also directly associated with the health of the heart. Animals that have been fed continuously on grass and allowed to graze freely usually contain proteins that are good for the heart. They contain increased quantities of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). These are healthy fatty acids that are known to improve the cardiovascular protection and are found in plenty in breast milk and other meat products.

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Organic Foods Are High In Vibration

One of the major benefits of organic food is the high vibrational aspect to the food. As everything is energy, so it stands to reason that high vibrational energy is better for you in terms of vitality and healing and is not tainted with the negative aspects of other types of non-vibrational foods.

3. Boost immunity

The increased level of hunger in the world has necessitated the creation of genetically modified foods that usually come in large quantities. However, very little information is available about the side effects of consuming genetically modified foods. Research has shown that some of these chemicals found in modified foods are risky health hazards that may lead to some serious side effects in the long run. Some research has shown that there are types of cancers that are as a result of this modification. Organic foods are free of all these chemicals and are known to be great sources of immune system boosters.

4. Antibiotic resistance

While antibiotics are good for our health especially when we are under attack by some unknown bacteria, there is a risk of being resistant to these same antibiotics especially if we continue to consume non-organic foods. This is because non-organic foods sources including but not limited to the livestock and other feeds are usually treated with antibiotics. This exposure to additional antibiotics leads to weakening of our immune system to the point where they may not be able to defend themselves. Organic foods have no traces of antibiotics in them because they do not need antibiotics to survive. This makes organic foods healthier and safer than non-organic foods.

There are several benefits that are attributed to organic foods even though there has been very little research as far as this field is concerned.

 

Coconut Oil for Acne and Acne Scars

Are you looking for natural remedies for your acne? Well, fret no more. We have found the answer you have been looking for.

After several years of looking for a solution to your acne problems, you just want to give up. Do not do that just yet. There is a solution to your problem.

The answer you are looking for is coconut oil. You might ask, “How is it going to help?” Here’s a simple and easy guide to understanding how coconut oil might work.

What Is Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States.

Acne vulgaris is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. There are many kinds of acne – blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, etc. All of the mentioned kinds can result in scarring, anxiety, reduced self-esteem and sometimes, depression or thoughts of suicide.

What Causes Acne?

There are many causes we can consider. Here are some:

  • Genetics
  • Diet
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Hygiene
  • Sunlight
  • Hormones

Acne appears on the skin with more oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest and back. During puberty, acne is brought on by an increase in hormones.

Treatments for Acne

There are many treatment options for acne. Lifestyle changes, medications, and medical procedures are some examples.

There are also other treatments or over-the-counter medicines available, like azelaic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Antibiotics and retinoids are available in both topical or mouth formulations. Taking less simple carbohydrates, like sugar will help.

However, there are other natural solutions to acne. Here is a list of common ingredients to curing acne:

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  • Green Tea
  • Honey
  • Mint
  • Chamomile
  • Aloe
  • Lemons
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Coconut Oil           

How is Coconut Oil Beneficial?

Coconut oil is a surprisingly effective ingredient [https://cocotreasure.com/use-coconut-oil-acne/]. It is made up of Lauric acid and Capric acid. Lauric acid is good in fighting bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The fatty acids help destroy the bacteria on the skin, thus reducing the chance of a breakout. Coconut oil also cools down the skin and relieve the inflamed areas of the face. It contains vitamins E, K, and A.

Vitamin E

Coconut oil is a source of vitamin E. This helps keep the sebum glands functioning properly as well as clear of dirt, grime, and other acne-causing blockages.

Vitamin K

It creates a protective layer on the skin. This layer helps to protect the skin against bacteria from entering the pores and causing more acne.

Vitamin A

This helps with the overall skin appearance, smoothness, and strength.

Source:

http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/home-remedies-for-acne/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_vulgaris

http://www.curejoy.com/content/wipe-acne-acne-scars-coconut-oil/

https://keevaorganics.com/blogs/the-keeva-buzz/does-tea-tree-oil-really-prevent-acne

https://cocotreasure.com/use-coconut-oil-acne/

 

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The Danger of Losing Our Trees

Losing Our Trees

Losing trees through either accidental, natural or deliberate means is known as deforestation. Many reasons can cause deforestation. Some of these reasons include development, logging for materials and also due to farming. The effect of deforestation is discussed below in detail.

Loss of habitat

One of the most dangerous effects of losing trees is tree loss and the loss of plant and animal species due to the destruction of their habitats. A large number of the plants and animals in the world live in the forest and loss of trees destroys their habitat. The trees provide shelter and also regulate the temperature that is necessary for some species to survive. Deforestation, therefore, results in drastic temperature change, and becomes fatal for some inhabitants.

Increased greenhouse gasses

treesThis is another environmental effect that is caused by loss of trees. From science, you can remember that trees take the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into oxygen. If the trees are cut down then, it will mean that the carbon dioxide will just remain in the atmosphere. This will be of effect to every living thing in the environment since the level of greenhouse gasses will increase.

Decrease of water in the atmosphere

Trees help in the regulation of the water cycle and thus control the water level in the atmosphere. When we lose trees then the water in the air will be less to be taken back to the soil. As a result, you will get drier soil with little ability to grow crops.

Flooding and soil erosion

Other effects of losing trees include coastal flooding and soil erosion. On top of the many benefits brought about by trees, they help to play the role of retaining the top soil as well as the water. This results in having many nutrients and sustains the life of the forest. Without these trees, the rain washes away the soil and the ground left behind is not able to sustain agriculture. Lack of trees can also cause flooding and most in the regions of the cost. Trees will lessen the impact of the winds and the waves that come as a result of storms. Without this vegetation’s then it is likely to get more damages caused by floods.

Destruction of homelands

When trees are cleared, they leave the earth exposed. This causes the destructions of innumerable species habitats. The indigenous people who depend on some of this species so as to have a sustainable life are damaged. Loss of trees has a direct and immediate effect on the modern world lifestyle. It is unfortunate that many people do not see to realize the immediacy of the results.

People should take individual responsibility to protect the trees so as to avoid all the above effects. All the clear cutting of trees should be eliminated to ensure that the trees remain intact. If the trees have to be cut then, the cutting should be balanced by planting new trees for replacement. The principle of cut one tree plant two should be applied. Maintenance of trees should be taken seriously, and everyone should advocate against deforestation.

Vonage CEO Alan Masarek who is suffering from cancer steps down

 

 

Alan Masarek, president and CEO of Vonage Business, announced Thursday that he would not return from the phone business. And the company is filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today.

In a conference call with reporters, Masarek said he needed the next year to focus on his health and family after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells. There is no cure.

“That’s a whole different mindset that we have to gear towards, that when a patient gets admitted to the hospital, that’s a failure of the health care system, versus that’s what we want because that’s where we make money,” he said. “We need to design systems that take us from intervention to prevention, knowing we’ll always have interventions we need, but we can eliminate them (through) better eating habits, exercise, all the things we know help with health, but we really haven’t incorporated them and encouraged people to do them in a way that truly bends the health care curve.”

When it announced the layoffs in March, the company said we are no good no more with phone, costs and property taxes, prompted its decision. He called the company’s capital structure unsustainable.

Vonage Holdings Corp. shares were down 67% in early trading to 5 cents. Shares are down more than 80% this year. At its current market value of about $1 million, Vonage is worth nothing to this day.

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4 Tips For Staying Healthy At Home

Everywhere you go, you encounter germs, viruses, bacteria, and other potential health hazards. While this fact also is true for your home, there are steps you can take to make your home a healthier environment for your family and yourself.  Some steps and repairs for making a healthy home are very simple, while others can be much more complex and involve professional intervention. Here are some of the most manageable tips for staying healthy and well at home so that you and your family can rest a little easier.

  1. Keep as many outside hazards at bay as possible

Do you and your family members wear your shoes inside your home? If you do, stop doing so today. Instituting a no shoes rule inside your home will improve your family’s health in a number of ways. Studies show that shoes carry toxins, like lawn care chemicals and tar on asphalt roads, inside your home. If you wear your shoes throughout your home, you track these health hazards all over the place. Shoes also are a breeding ground for bacteria, including E. coli.

You also should go a step further with your no shoes rule and place mats on both sides of your entry doors. Nearly 80% of the dirt found inside homes can be stopped on the mats. This also means that the allergens, bacteria, chemicals, and toxins you carry on your shoes can be left at the door on the mats instead of tracked all over your home.

  1. Be proactive in managing dust

While nobody loves dusting, it is important that you do all that you can to manage the amount of dust in your home because it aggravates allergies and contains hazardous chemicals such as lead, fire retardants, pesticides, and other chemicals. One of the best things to do is to dust frequently with clean rags or cleaning products that capture dust and allergens. Vacuum at least twice a week and take the time to use the tools to get into the corners, along your floorboards, and under furniture. Replace your vacuum filter with a HEPA filter that captures dust and dirt. Clean your vacuum bag and filter each time you vacuum to lessen the likelihood of the dust you have captured being released back into the air in your home.

If your family has allergies and asthma, one of the best things to do is to eliminate more of the dust and allergens in your home by replacing wall-to-wall carpeting with wood, cork, tile, or non-vinyl linoleum flooring that does not collect dust and allergens the way that carpet pile does. If you have children, vacuum their stuffed animals and wash them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle inside a pillow case. If you cannot wash the stuffed animal, place it in a freezer bag and freeze it overnight to eliminate allergens.

  1. Test your home’s health

Many homeowners understand the importance of testing for mold, lead, radon, and asbestos and having their homes inspected for hidden hazards. Homeowners should test their indoor air so that you know whether it is at a healthy level.

But, the majority of homeowners do not consider the air quality inside their homes; in fact, only 9% of Americans consider indoor air quality a hazard to their health, and 70% aren’t concerned about it at all. You should have a carbon monoxide alarm on each level of your home, and you should ensure that your gas ranges, cooktops, furnaces, and fireplaces, as well as your wood-burning stoves and fireplaces, are properly installed, maintained, and vented. Run the exhaust hood when you use your gas range or clean your oven, or open a window and clean your chimney annually

Other ways to improve your home’s air quality include opening windows to allow fresh air inside and running ceiling fans to keep the air circulating continually. Even if you don’t have a gas range, turn on the exhaust fan when you cook so that it can capture the vapors, grease, and smoke. Replace curtains with blinds that attract less dust, and add houseplants to fight air pollution. Some homeowners opt to purchase air purifiers, and you should be sure that the one you choose is approved by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and is the appropriate size for the room you intend to use it in.

  1. Check your home’s water

Though it’s usually rare, contaminants can certainly find their way into your homes water supply and plumbing system. If you fear that your water is contaminated, you can either work with a local lab to test your water or test it yourself with a special kit.

And if you have a pool, don’t forget to do all the proper maintenance on its water. Follow the proper chemical schedule and test it regularly to ensure the water is free of harmful bacteria and isn’t over or under chemically treated.

It is important to check the health of your home and take steps to correct areas that pose dangers to the health of your family. A few simple changes and upgrades may be all it takes to keep you and your family healthy and well at home.

 

 

 

Green Building Design For A Healthier Future

Introduction

One of the most popular trends in the world of architecture is Eco-friendly design. There are new construction buildings designed to be beautiful mainstream green structures. This type of Eco-friendly design is starting to focus more on aesthetics. These designs are covering the entire design spectrum. They are also becoming a major part of building renovations.

 

Green Building Design

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identifies a green building as the act of creating structures using methods that are identified as environmentally responsible. Throughout the building’s life-cycle it is resource-efficient. This begins at the design stage and continues with maintenance, operation, deconstruction, renovation and more. According to Process Systems, “Alternative energy is proving to be a solid investment in the future of energy production and consumption.”

 

Emerging Trends

According to Eco Building Pulse, there are a number of key elements for green building construction that are emerging trends.

 

BUILDING LOCATION

One of the goals of this new trend is to choose a location where an infrastructure is very compatible with the surrounding environment. Builders are now choosing locations where the area’s natural elements are not eliminated. They become part of the building’s infrastructure.

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EQUITABLE

This is constructing a building that doesn’t block access to natural resources. It is a building that promotes equitable access to healthy spaces for everyone. This does away with the idea that because a property is owned, an owner can do what they want to it.

 

WATER POSITIVE

This is a building that is designed to recycle greywater as well as treat rainwater so it can be consumed by people and more. This type of building can also be constructed to release storm water in certain circumstances.

 

NON-TOXIC

There is a trend toward having buildings constructed without materials that could harm a human or the earth’s ecosystem. This means using construction materials without known carcinogens, toxins, endocrine disrupters and more.

 

HUMANS AND NATURE

There is also an effort with green building construction that improves the special connection between nature and humans. This involves such features as having plant life in buildings. Indoor and outdoor air quality improvements for the building’s tenants and more.

green building design

Cost Effective

According to US Sunpower, there are many builders who believe they can’t construct green buildings because it will cost them too much money. Going green may cost slightly more in the beginning because the construction materials and products may be more expensive. There are also cost savings that can be realized. There will be energy costs savings because these buildings provide energy conservation.

 

Benefits

When building construction adopts greener practices, they can enjoy the advantage of the economic as well as environmental performance. These buildings can conserve natural resources as well as protect ecosystems and a location’s biodiversity. They lower operating costs and improve occupant productivity. An Eco-friendly building will improve the health and comfort of its occupants and reduce the strain on an area’s infrastructure.

 

Green Buildings

Around the world, there are some notable building that meet the highest standards for form, function and being Eco-friendly.

 

SHANGHAI TOWER IN CHINA

This is the second tallest building in the world. The building’s parking areas, as well as outer lighting, is powered by wind turbines located at the top of the building. This has dramatically decreased the need in the building for artificial lighting. It also has transparent glass that permits natural light to enter the building at various locations. It has an automatic system that monitors the building’s lighting, heating, ventilation and more.

 

THE EDGE IN THE NETHERLANDS

This building has a reputation for being the most sustainable building in the world. It is made of over 29 percent recycled material. It has a plumbing system that efficiently recycles rainwater. The building also has a green roof as well as hundreds of parking spots for bikes.

 

BAHRAIN WORLD TRADE CENTER

Over 14 percent of the power used in this building is generated from three huge wind turbines located on its facade. It also has a heat recover system and a lighting system that is solar-powered.

 

Conclusion

There are many benefits associated with making a building Eco-friendly. According to Redfin, there are also things a person can do to make their home greener. This includes creating a recycling and compost station. Another is collecting rainwater to water plants and gardens. It’s also recommended a homeowner install low flush toilets and showerheads. Using native plants to landscape a yard also helps.