What Is Your Tongue Telling You About Your Health?

Every person’s tongue is unique, with distinct characteristics that reflect their inner health. Ever been to a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor or an acupuncturist and been asked to stick out your tongue? There is a reason for this. TCM believes the tongue is a microcosm of the entire body and will reflect its excesses and deficiencies. The shape, colour, coating, and texture of the tongue can all indicate digestive issues and body imbalances.
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The gold standard: A normal healthy tongue is pink in color, has a light white tongue coating on it, and is proportionate in size to the mouth.
So, what can your tongue tell you about your health?

Tongue Colour:

  • A red tongue may indicate heat in the body, such as a fever or a hormonal imbalance that is leading to hot flashes or temperature changes.
  • A purple tongue is a sign that the circulatory system is backed up, perhaps from a major injury or pain condition. There may also be inflammation or infection.
  • A pale tongue is a sign of a deficiency or a lack of energy. This is common with anemia or after a long-standing disease where the immune system is weak.

Tongue Coating:

  • A thick coating reflects a more serious condition and poor gut health.
  • A thin coating is normal, but a very thin or absent tongue coating means a lack of body fluids, or it could be a sign that the body is being taxed greatly.
  • A yellow coating signals heat and/or infection in the body.
  • A grey or black coating indicates that something is very wrong with the body’s health.
  • A thick white coating means there is cold in the body, likely poor circulation to the extremities and possibly Candida, a yeast infection.

Tongue Shape:

  • If the tongue is puffy with teeth marks/scalloped edges, it indicates a lack of nutrient absorption; there could be blood stagnation and toxic buildup in the body as well.
  • A very thin tongue could indicate dehydration or that a chronic condition has left the body severely depleted.

Tongue Texture:

  • A bump on top of the tongue could be a warning of bacterial or viral infection or of an allergic reaction to a food or medication.
  • Canker sores more often pop up on the underside of the tongue, and can be identified by a round, red border and yellow or white centre.
  • A white or gray lesion with a hard surface that feels thick and raised from the tongue could be leukoplakia, a disorder of the mucous membranes caused by irritation from dentures, crowns, fillings, or tobacco use.
  • Hairy leukoplakia, which occurs in people with weakened immune systems due to illnesses like HIV or the Epstein-Barr virus, appears as a fuzzy, white lesion that usually crops up on the side of the tongue.
  • Map-like patches: If you spot patchy lesions on the tongue that seem to change location from day to day, you may have a harmless but sometimes uncomfortable condition called geographic tongue.
  • Wrinkled: A tongue that bears grooves, wrinkles, or furrows could be scrotal tongue, a harmless condition that can make it difficult to keep the tongue properly clean.
  • A sore or lump on one side of the tongue could be a sign of cancer and needs to be checked by a doctor.
  • Any burning, intense pain, loss of sensation, or inability to move the tongue properly should be looked at by a doctor as soon as possible.
Tongue areas correspond to internal organs in Chinese Medicine; much like reflexology, different parts of the tongue correspond to different organs. As a mirror of the body’s digestive system, the tongue can reflect the toxicity level in the gut, show potential food sensitivities or a weak digestion, point to malabsorption of nutrients, and reveal the health of other organs in the body.
TCM Tongue Diagnosis Chinese Medicine

You can use these helpful tips to improve your digestion and thus the appearance of your tongue:
  1. Eat fermented foods and drink probiotic beverages to bring your system back into balance.
  2. Eat only until you are 80% full and eat whole foods that are as natural as possible.
  3. Warm up your digestion with cooked foods.
  4. Add herbs and spices to improve digestion.
  5. Drink warm ginger tea 20 minutes before a meal to benefit digestion and relieve nausea.
  6. Take digestive enzymes to increase mineral absorption.
Note that it’s always best to see a practitioner familiar with the practice of tongue diagnosis, and keep in mind that in TCM, it is one of a number of areas examined with patients, to make a proper diagnosis and determine the correct treatment. Here is a helpful graphic to assist:

11 Signs You Might Be An Angel In Training

Our lives on the Earth plane have been given as a sacred purpose, a true platform for evolution, and not a perpetual wheel of dissatisfaction and search for sensations.
According to Kaya and Christiane, we can all “walk between both worlds” and become the highest forms of ourselves, an Angel in Training. As human beings, we are all, consciously or unconsciously, connected to the Angelic kingdom.
Each of us is an ANGEL in training, here to evolve and discover our true identity, which we really are, as well as the real reason why we are here on Earth. This is our spiritual goal, to discover and develop the divine powers we all have within.


Here are 11 clues that reveal you might be an Angel in Training and are on your way:


11 Signs You Might Be an Angels in Training


Angel in Training Sign 1 – You’re thirsty for new knowledge and you feel different from others.
Angel in Training Sign 2 – You are deeply convinced that Life has a more profound meaning than just living an ordinary life.
Angel in Training Sign 3 – One day, you feel good, you sense Life and Light… and the next, and you are sad and have no energy.

Angel in Training Sign 4 – While your friends live in matter without asking themselves any questions, you wonder, “Who is happier, them or me?”
Angel in Training Sign 5 – You want to be right and just, you are intense…sometimes too much, sometimes not enough.
Angel in Training Sign 6 – You feel discrepancies; you always think it is your fault, or the fault of others, and you don’t understand why you feel like this.
Angel in Training Sign 7 – You can foresee certain events before they happen.
Angel in Training Sign 8 – You can feel disillusioned by things that happened in the world or in your life, and nothing provides you a sense of fulfilment in your daily life.
Angel in Training Sign 9 – You are extremely sensitive; you start to see signs and gradually you start to feel people’s real intention or the message behind the words.
Angel in Training Sign 10 – You wake up in the middle of the night, or during the day, you always see the same numbers: 111, 333, 555, etc.
Angel in Training Sign 11 – You wish to transform yourself into a better person and to help others.

When you receive all these signs, it means that you are in initiation… that you are ready to receive knowledge…
source and courtesy: gostica.com

12 Struggles Only Overthinkers Can Understand

Do you get stressed out when making a decision? Do you think every billboard you pass is sending you a message? Are you constantly second-guessing yourself? Do you spend hours looking up symptoms on the internet and end up diagnosing yourself with a fatal disease? If this sounds like you, it might be time to admit it: you’re an overthinker.

 Heavily weighing every option before making a decision, then wondering if you made the right decision, can take a toll on you emotionally, mentally and physically. Constant overthinking can lead to stress and negativity. There are ways to free yourself from overthinking, but making a change isn’t easy. Especially if you’ve been this way all of your life.

If you’re an overthinker, you’ll relate to these 12 struggles:

1. You Tend To Escalate Your Problems

As an overthinker, a small issue can turn into a life-changing problem in just a matter of minutes. What if the zit on your forehead ruins your presentation and then you get fired? If you get fired then you won’t be able to afford your apartment and you’ll have to move back home while you look for a new job! Classic overthinker.

2. You Seek Meaning

From creating conspiracy theories to finding number sequences, you seek meaning in absolutely everything. If something happens, you believe there is a meaning behind it, and it’s trying to tell you something.

3. You Can’t Let Go Of The Past

You have an extremely hard time letting go of the past because you can’t stop thinking about it. Regrets that you have, mistakes that you’ve made, you carry them around with you. You constantly replay situations over and over again in your head and wonder what you could’ve said or done differently.

4. You Second Guess Yourself

You have a difficult time making decisions. When you finally do make a decision, you spend your time wondering if you made the right choice. Making decisions stresses you out.

5. You Have Difficulty Sleeping

With the stress you accumulate during the day, falling asleep at night is almost impossible. Your brain is extremely active at night and you can’t turn it off. You may desperately want to sleep, but your mind has other plans.

6. You Are Your Own Worst Critic

You’re pretty hard on yourself. If you think you said or did the wrong thing, you’re your own worst critic. When you make a mistake, you force yourself to remember the experience so you won’t make the same mistake twice.

7. You Tend To Misinterpret Things

You get offended pretty easily. Friends, family and co-workers have to watch what they say around you because you tend to take things the wrong way. You’re constantly worried that someone is criticizing you or looking down on you.

8. You Are Unsure Of Everything

Being happy doesn’t come easily for you, because you’re never sure if you’re in the right place or doing the right thing. Your overthinking makes it difficult for you to find happiness.

9. Social Media Stress You Out

Social media is just another form of stress for you. If someone unfollows you, you can’t sleep until you figure out why. Did you do something to offend them? Do they not like you anymore?

10. You Overthink Text Messages And E-mails

If you’re writing something, it might as well be written in stone. You constantly write and re-write texts and e-mails before sending them. After you send them, you second-guess what you wrote.

10. Negative Thoughts Overwhelm You

You want to be a positive person, but you’re often weighed down by your thoughts. Your mind always go to the worst scenario and negativity tends to overwhelm you.

12. Your Brain Constantly Circles

Your mind tends to run through the same situations over and over again, but you end up with different conclusions each time. You’re replacing your words or actions to find out what the result could have or would have been if you acted differently.
source and courtesy: David Wolfe

THIS Is How To Increase Human Energy According To Nikola Tesla

The most fundamental principle, the basic program of all life, is energy saving. Whatever you do, whatever you like, whatever feels good for you, it’s just a psychological response that shows you how to be more energy efficient.
Life craves energy and subconsciously you’ll always choose the path of least resistance because of that. That’s why high calorie food tastes better, that’s why whenever your beliefs are questioned you naturally refuse any arguments, that’s why people feel more depressed when there is no sunshine outside.
All default responses are just energy saving reactions; ‘more calories’ means more energy, changing the structure of your beliefs requires energy, and it’s more efficient to do less when you are lacking the energy of the sun.
However, a momentary ‘energy waste’ can result in a more sustainable energy consumption in the future. This requires higher levels of intelligence. For this to be achieved we must apply conscious effort in the right time and place.
But what is the source of our energy? How can we gain more energy? How can we raise our consciousness and increase our intelligence?
Nikola Tesla perfectly concluded what’s the main, most fundamental source of human energy and how to increase our energy and evolve as species.
More energy means higher levels of operating power for our consciousness. If you apply time to this ‘equation’ it means that the longer we sustain higher levels of energy for our consciousness, the more intelligence we download from The Universe, the more intelligence we integrate into our being.

SO WHAT’S THE SOURCE OF OUR ENERGY?

“First let us ask: Whence comes all the motive power? What is the spring that drives all? We see the ocean rise and fall, the rivers flow, the wind, rain, hail, and snow beat on our windows, the trains and steamers come and go; we here the rattling noise of carriages, the voices from the street; we feel, smell, and taste; and we think of all this. And all this movement, from the surging of the mighty ocean to that subtle movement concerned in our thought, has but one common cause.
All this energy emanates from one single center, one single source, the sun.
The sun is the spring that drives all. The sun maintains all human life and supplies all human energy.”

HOW TO INCREASE THE HUMAN ENERGY?

The following answer will make you understand almost everything about Nikola Tesla’s lifestyle; why he was vegan; why he was obsessed with free energy; why he despised ignorance and imbeciles;
How to increase human energy? There are actually 3 steps.

THE FIRST STEP IS INCREASING THE HUMAN MASS:

In order to increase the energy we have to think in terms of speed. If, let’s say, there is a train and you add one more wagon, 3 things can happen.
Either the wagon is of the same velocity as the train; in this case the speed of the train will slightly increase. The wagon is with a smaller velocity; in this case the whole train will decrease its speed. Or the wagon is of higher velocity; in this case the whole train will significantly increase its speed.
We can think of it like this: ‘If there is a family with children of the same degree of enlightenment as the parents, that is, mass of the “same velocity,” the energy will simply increase proportionately to the number added. If they are less intelligent or advanced, or mass of “smaller velocity,” there will be a very slight gain in the energy; but if they are further advanced, or mass of “higher velocity,” then the new generation will add very considerably to the sum total of human energy.’
In Nikola Tesla’s opinion growing muscles is “equivalent to adding mass of “smaller velocity,” and I would not commend it” but moderate exercise “insuring the right balance between mind and body, and the highest efficiency of performance, is, of course, a prime requirement”
Food is one of the most important elements of increasing your mass. What we consider as food is just processed sunlight. Plants, with their photosynthesis, combine carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and bind them through sunlight, forming the CHO molecule (fat) we consume through food and burn for energy. However, the actual energy comes from freeing the photons of light between the chemical bond. That’s what produces heat. That’s what gives calories, stored photons. We eat sunlight for energy!
Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, everything that we eat consumed the CHO molecules that the plants created. The energy that we consume through food is actually the same sunlight that plants used to forge these elements together.
If we eat meat, we are consuming already consumed, unused CHO, as the only place that CHO comes is from photosynthesis. It’s second hand CHO in a way. Consuming CHO directly from plants, fruits and vegetables is certainly equivalent to adding mass of “higher velocity,”
“It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance.” Nikola Tesla says.
The consumption of second hand food is one of the main limits we put on ourselves for evolving as a race into more intelligent, kind and less animal like species.
“To free ourselves from animal instincts and appetites, which keep us down, we should begin at the very root from which we spring: we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food.” Nikola Tesla continues.
“Gambling, business rush, and excitement, particularly on the exchanges, are causes of much mass reduction”
“Whisky, wine, tea coffee, tobacco, and other such stimulants are responsible for the shortening of the lives of many, and ought to be used with moderation.  But I do not think that rigorous measures of suppression of habits followed through many generations are commendable. It is wiser to preach moderation than abstinence.”
To conclude: Consume food that’s closer to the sun, avoid unnecessary enlargements of your body that’ll use more energy, avoid energy wasting habits and unhealthy addictions that serve solely to your ego. Each man who practices these advices adds a ‘wagon’ with higher velocity to the ‘human train’ we all move.

THE SECOND STEP IS REDUCING THE FORCE THAT’S RETARDING THE HUMAN MASS:

“The force which retards the onward movement of man is partly frictional and partly negative.
To illustrate this distinction I may name, for example, ignorance, stupidity, and imbecility as some of the purely frictional forces, or resistances devoid of any directive tendency.
On the other hand, visionariness, insanity, self-destructive tendency, religious fanaticism, and the like, are all forces of a negative character, acting in definite directions.
To reduce or entirely overcome these dissimilar retarding forces, radically different methods must be employed. One knows, for instance, what a fanatic may do, and one can take preventive measures, can enlighten, convince, and, possibly direct him, turn his vice into virtue; but one does not know, and never can know, what a brute or an imbecile may do, and one must deal with him as with a mass, inert, without mind, let loose by the mad elements.
A negative force always implies some quality, not infrequently a high one, though badly directed, which it is possible to turn to good advantage; but a directionless, frictional force involves unavoidable loss. Evidently, then, the first and general answer to the above question is: turn all negative force in the right direction and reduce all frictional force.
Simply said, frictional force is ignorant, directionless, without a quality unlike the negative force which carries high quality but in a wrong direction. Frictional force will, most of the time, result only in energy loss no matter where it is directioned, while negative force can lead to significant increase of human energy if focused towards a proper, strategic direction.
“There can be no doubt that, of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance. Not without reason said that man of wisdom, Buddha: “Ignorance is the greatest evil in the world.” The friction which results from ignorance, and which is greatly increased owing to the numerous languages and nationalities, can be reduced only by the spread of knowledge and the unification of the heterogeneous elements of humanity. No effort could be better spent.” Nikola Tesla concludes.
Individually, this can be explained as maintaining constructive balance between our talents and flaws; establishing peace between our darkness and light and uniting them towards a mutual, greater goal.
This, of course, needs to be accompanied with learning, curiosity and reducing individual ignorance about The Universe around us.
Cleansing your chakras is as essential as taking a bath in the context of reducing the force that’s retarding your energy. Allowing energy to flow freely through your own body ensures a reduction in friction. It decreases the waste of your energy with fighting the negative emotions that are clogging your energy pools.
According to Nikola Tesla war should not be terminated suddenly as this can result in something worse than war.
“War is a negative force, and cannot be turned in a positive direction without passing through, the intermediate phases. It is a problem of making a wheel, rotating one way, turn in the opposite direction without slowing it down, stopping it, and speeding it up again the other way.”
We shouldn’t stop war, but redirect it towards a mutual goal of humanity. For example, instead of fighting ourselves, we can redirect our energy towards exploration of different parts of our galaxy. Of course, gently and gradually, with great maintenance.
“It is doubtful whether men who would not be ready to fight for a high principle would be good for anything at all”Nikola Tesla explains why war is not a frictional force but one of a negative character.
In his views, the future of war should result in reduction of man power exchanged for machines that will take the hit.
To see how this can happen we must see how everything began. It started with the law of the strongest where physically weaker men were thrown completely to the mercy of physically stronger men. However, the weaker men developed intelligence due to their energy efficiency and developed ways to use stones, sticks and make weapons. Today wars are held by men who smoke cigars, sitting in a room, completely controlling physical forces with their intelligence. The future will make the intelligence create machines and control them instead of men, until war is mainly intellectual and the physical factor is completely irrelevant.
To conclude: Use your talents to guide your flaws. Find peace and eliminate forces of friction with reason, within you and around yourself.

THE THIRD STEP IS TO INCREASE THE FORCE ACCELERATING THE HUMAN MASS:

“Of the three possible solutions of the main problem of increasing human energy, this is by far the most important to consider, not only because of its intrinsic significance, but also because of its intimate bearing on all the many elements and conditions which determine the movement of humanity.”
How do you increase the force that’s moving the human mass?
Simply, spend more energy and spend it towards the most efficient possible direction.
Our world is driven by machinery under a system created by our motive power. The mass of people is not moving chaotically but systematically, following an order like a clockwork. If we decrease our motive power we’ll, unintentionally, be imprisoned by the same system we alone have created.
That’s why increasing the motive power is key in increasing the human energy. Constantly increasing the motive power will result in a constant increase of human energy. “Motive power means work. To increase the force accelerating human movement means, therefore, to perform more work.” says Nikola Tesla.
But how can one man increase his energy constantly? Will there not be a point when the man cannot do more work? Will there not be a point when doing more work becomes harmful to the man, even unhealthy?
There is a secret. When a man applies his effort so that, when coming into effect it will be in the direction of the collective human movement, the effort becomes most efficient and with less energy more is achieved.
This means that as more people do more work towards a mutual goal, as more is achieved with less effort resulting in increase of mutual energy.
Think of it like spinning a wheel. At first, for only a fragment of its potential speed you need a lot of effort and energy to even start moving the wheel. As you start moving the wheel and applying effort in the direction of its movement, as less effort it demands and as faster it keeps spinning. In the end, with less effort than it was demanded from you to move the wheel an inch, you spin it countless times faster.
The same is with human energy!
The secret of energy is that it is eternal in The Universe where almost nothing is. Your energy, no matter where you spent it, will forever stay and spread out if not directioned. That’s why it’s crucially important to focus your effort.
As you spend your energy towards one direction, with time this energy will accumulate and less effort and energy you’ll need to achieve a lot more.
This is true globally and individually.
“Another answer we have now found to the above great question: To increase the force accelerating human movement means to turn to the uses of man more of the sun’s energy.”
Imagine what we can accomplish if we all focus our efforts toward creating more sustainable ways of generating energy; cleaning the earth; reducing hunger; finding solutions for interstellar travel; educating;
To conclude: Focusing your motive power and effort on one goal, towards the right direction of movement, will accelerate the velocity with which you move closer to your goal. With time, you’ll spend less effort and achieve more.

CONCLUSION:

To gain your energy from the right sources means you gain more energy from less; reducing the retarding factors means you have less friction that wastes your energy; focusing your motive power towards the direction of the collective human movement means you use others’ energy to boost your energy.
Gain more energy, waste less energy, spend the energy so next time you’ll need less to achieve more. Increase human mass, reduce retarding force, and increase the force accelerating the human mass. Follow this process with reason.
Gain more, waste less, spend efficiently, learn.
That’s the secret formula for increasing the collective human energy according to the great mind of Nikola Tesla.
That’s how we raise our intelligence and evolve as species.
Reference:
– The Problem of Increasing Human Energy by Nikola Tesla
source and courtesy: lifecoachcode.com

Most People Can’t See What is Hiding in the Zigzag Lines! Can You?

In your life, do you know of two friends that work together just fine but still can’t seem to stop playing tricks on one another?
That’s exactly the sort of relationship your eyes and brain have with one another. If you’ve ever suffered the horrors of sleep deprivation, you know all about the havoc your brain can wreak on your vision.
And, of course, your eyes shoot right back when it comes to illusions that make your brain think its seeing one thing when in reality the truth is a very different animal.

Speaking of animals, can you see what’s hiding in the zigzag lines?

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Some people can see it clearly, but others have to cross their eyes a tiny bit.

Still no luck? I’ll zoom out a bit.

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Think I’m pulling your leg? No, I swear, there’s actually an animal among those zigzags. I’ll outline it.

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Sadly, the picture is so much more than a fun optical illusion.

If you think that particular panda looks familiar, it’s because it’s the logo for the World Wildlife Fund, one of the most active groups working towards the conservation of pandas.
The bears have been driven from their home in central China to the point where they now live in only the mountains, which is not their natural habitat.
Pandas are at high risk for extinction, and this illusion, along with its caption of “They Can Disappear,” is attempting to raise awareness about this.
source and courtesy: David Wolfe

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