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Wow, what an intense week! I learned many lessons, and set new goals for myself. For those who don’t know me, I am a deeply spiritual person, and I take my everyday experiences as spiritual lessons for growth. It’s my belief that each and one of you is a spiritual being first and foremost – we are different but made in the same image, and we function mostly in the same model…If you imagine people like cars, being driven on different roads, in different weather conditions, we can try and imagine that some of us have bigger wheels created for different terrains, and some of us have fickle handling, but all in all cars are cars(people are people): they have the same 4 wheels, the same mechanisms of functioning; although some vastly stronger and better made than the others. Some of us have “Sport” suspension and some have “Comfort”, for example, right? And even so, while we all drive different roads and majority of us will never meet (or meet only for a brief period of time while we are stuck in traffic), we are aware of the vastness of the Universe. We fight for our common rights as a humanity, aware of how fragile we are and our short shelf life. We try very hard to analyze ourselves and figure ourselves out: what is this button for? and what if I do this, will it result in that?
But being human, not cars, we KNOW that it’s not possible to always use logic. It’s not possible to always explain everything. Example from my own life: I am a miracle child. My mother was told she could never have children, and then, to surprise of all family and friends, she had ME. Could she explain that? No. Doctors told her that it was PHYSICALLY impossible. And despite that, she never stopped praying, she never lost hope. It didn’t kill her – we are talking years of therapy, hospital days, and painful medication, failure after failure and the difficult prognosis, she was told one day she had cancer. And yet immediately after the diagnosis, without telling anyone, instead of going to the hospital, she decides to go on vacation and take a summer time off her treatment. She comes back and goes to the doctor, thinking the worst: the upcoming radiation treatments, and the gruesome possibility of death. However, that visit to the doctor was full of shocking surprises: not only the doctor tells her that there’s been a “mistake” and that she has no cancer…BUT, THAT SHE IS ALSO PREGNANT!!! Something they told her she could NEVER have!!! How incredible it must have been for her!!! I am truly humbled that it was GOD’S WILL that I be born. He must have had something great for me in store, my life truly was a gift…and I don’t intend for it to go in vain…I want to express my gratitude to my mother for her incredible faith and love…I don’t know a stronger person than her – not even Arnold Schwarzenegger, not even a strongest man on earth could compare to her inner strength, a great spirit in her that gives her that angelic glow of confidence. I take my hat off to my heroic mom, whom I love with all my heart. She is the one who instilled an incredible will to live and fight in me – to never give up no matter what anybody says. Our lives are in the hands of God, above all.
….So what did this week entail for me? Mostly just tweaking my routine. Let me make you a few presents: I LOVE MAKING PRESENTS, including presents for my readers! So my gift to you is I’ll share a few supplements I started on, the main one is called Creatine, which is suppose to help with growth and energy delivered to your muscle. It’s only been 3 days or it so it’s too early to tell anything – the only thing I know it’s totally natural, it’s not harmful in anyway to my body, and it just helps to maximize my efforts at the gym – to lift that final rep. It’s not a harmful drug, not a narcotic, it doesn’t make you feel any different that you are feeling right now, and it doesn’t affect your thinking. For me, a health buff who does NOT drink alcohol, does not smoke nor take drugs, it was very important not to pollute my body. So I am staying true to myself – my body is my temple, and I feel good about giving myself a healthy boost, and helping creatine to ‘create muscles’ more effortlessly (BUT NOT WITHOUT EFFORT LET ME TELL YOU THAT!).
The second supplement is just protein, I am not revealing anything new here, so just continuing with my protein shakes before and after my workouts to amount about 80 g of protein.
The third supplement you probably heard about, and maybe there are a few people who don’t know about this one, is called ALPHA LIPOIC ACID. This healthy substance acts very similarly to insulin in the body without any harmful effects that sugar can produce in your body – in fact not only does it help in nourishing your muscles in conjunction with Creatine, but Alpha Lipoic Acid is a VERY healthy substance that keeps your brain healthy, repairs your liver, and keeps you from aging. Excited? I don’t know about you but I am!!!
So armed with these healthy tips, I hope you have an awesome weekend! I am going to head out on the golf course and enjoy this wonderful weather. Go out there and do something that gives you joy, even a little bit of joy goes a long way. For example I know, that for me, to experience this exhilaration and simple moments of happiness, I need to be behind the wheel of my CAR, to drive , to look around and rejoice the scenery around me – there are plants and trees behind that window, the skyline and suns rays, and then I get this feeling of happiness inside…my inner SUN starts to shine too!
Thanks for reading!
Welcome, kiddos. Today, I have cut out dairy out of my diet just so I can keep a more authentic approach to the Separation diet I wrote about in my previous post. So for my post-workout shake, I got Horizon’s Lactose free and fat free milk (I LOVE milk just like I love peanut butter, so I couldn’t completely make a switch to water). I had not added any fruit into my shake as it would violate my Separation diet agreement (fruits, and bananas particularly, are a form of carb after all), but I added a tiny bit of peanut butter(less than a teaspoon) for a flavor. Peanut butter to me is like a candy to a child, I just love the stuff!.
….Went to the gym today as I do everyday. I am SO attuned to going to the gym by now, that as I entered from my car into the gym today, the same music that was playing IN MY CAR on my workout CD mix, was playing on the gym’s speakers as I entered it!!! What a bizzare coincidence, I thought. So I literally picked up where I left off. It was a leg day and I finished my routine pretty quickly and powerfully, in less than 2 hrs instead of the usual 2,5 hrs.
I rented the movie Son of God as it just became available on Redbox. I loved the movie, I will look into buying it…it definitely takes your breath away when you see what kind of suffering and adversity Jesus has suffered, how much has he bled from his wounds externally, as well as internally from being betrayed and sacrificed…not just betrayed by Judas (one man only) but his own people. Just weeks ago, I felt the same burning of betrayal, a burning from hell, a blade of betrayal in my own heart – those who haven’t been betrayed, probably won’t be able to relate to this brutal experience of rejection and denial.
And yet, the pain and the wounds heal with time – even a week ago, it hurt more than it does now. And a week from now, it will be even a more faint memory. You sign a sign of relief, you release the burden, as life comes down on you with never ending puzzles and its daily lessons…the pain fades…And you have survived, and you have been reborn again, never to repeat the same mistakes again, never to take your peace for granted, never to see the world with the same eyes again…the same indifferent world as it will ever be, a world that survived wars, unspeakable evils, and witnessed bloodshed and tears of millions…rotating now as it rotated back then, as it will rotate millions of years into the future, without skipping a beat…or so it might seem…
Because we all know, that behind that indifference there’s ever persisting faith, shining like the sunrays through the rainstorm with a glimpse of hope on humanity.
May all my readers be blessed with the power to stay true to the spirit – a spirit, that must be reborn to be fortified, to ascend to the higher planes of existence and expand our awareness beyond what it seen by the naked eye. And for that, we must remain STRONG so stay strong with me, and may your faith be everlasting.
May the Spirit guide you!