The Nutrition Deficit

Pundits and correspondents alike sound the warning about the fiscal and trade deficits that threaten the future of our respective nations. However, there is a more subtle, yet more immediate, threat confronting our lives. That threat is the lack of proper nutrients in our diets. Even in lands of plenty, the food consumed have inadequate nutritional value necessary to fuel our lives. The result is increased occurrence of chronic diseases, obesity, fatigue, and a general feeling of malaise in the population.

Food has become mass produced in industrial farms, using herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers; depleting the soil of vital nutrients. The produce from these farms are heavily processed, harmful chemicals are added, and it is shipped off to distant places. There is no connection to the natural land and soil for the consumers. This leads to ailments our medical establishment treats with toxic medicines leading to side effects, keeping the Industrial-Food-Medical complex going. Without sick consumers, they can not profit.

The key is knowledge. Knowing what foods to eat, and how they should be produced. Knowledge of natural treatments and cures of ailments. With proper understanding of nutrition and health, we can transcend to better living for ourselves and our prodigy.

Written by Tom Howard

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Abundance Ahead

We all strive to get through the haze of scarcity, be it financial, spiritual, or social. It may seem that obstacles block us from where we want to be in life. Abundance is the result of thought and action. It begins with a thought of abundance, then manifested by our action toward that goal.

Abundance is made up of two sides, like all other things in the Universe, consisting of a passive part, form; and an initiative part, force. Think of form as being the water in the sea and force as being the waves, moving the water up and down as they travel across.  Too much passive, and not enough action is performed to manifest the thoughts of abundance. Too much initiative, and all that is achieved is the enhancement of the perceived view of oneself to others, resulting in the mire gratifying of one’s ego. Neither is the way to true abundance, for there is no sense of one’s value nor honoring one’s specific calling. To achieve one’s full potential, balance must be maintained between force and form. Balance is achieved by pursuing abundance, through one’s specific talents, so that one can make a positive impact to the world.

There is so much we can do to spread abundance to others. Tithing 10% of our income to charitable causes, volunteering time and effort to the betterment of society, and donating essential goods to the poor are a few examples. By gifting, we send a message through our subconscious mind to the Universe that we are ready to receive abundance.

Many are trapped in a cycle of scarcity perpetuated by the scarcity mindset. They think that the proverbial glass is half empty and that they do not have enough talent, time, energy, money, love, etc. to accomplish their goals and to share with others. Poverty is a mental disease. By achieving abundance, through thought and action, we secure ourselves from want, as well as have the means to help alleviate the lack of others.

Written by Tom Howard

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