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ESPIRITUALIDAD, SALUD

Trabaja por tu salud / Work for your wellness

Cada día la gente se vuelve más consciente acerca del bienestar y la salud en general. Nuestro estilo de vida y ADN son los factores a considerar en esto, pero ya se ha comprobado que el último sólo representa el 5% en este aspecto. Cuando digo estilo de vida me refiero a: dieta, hábitos alimenticios, forma de respirar, de pensar, de expresarnos, la espiritualidad, medio ambiente, productos que utilizamos (para limpiar, para la higiene personal y hasta maquillaje), hábitos diarios como el ejercicio físico, el uso de dispositivos tecnológicos y electrodomésticos, etc.

Para tomar en consideración

Como sobreviviente de cáncer y discapacidad, he adquirido un poco de experiencia de vida y conocimiento a través de la lectura y videos, y podría decir que la cantidad de información disponible ahí afuera puede ser tan útil como abrumadora. Las estadísticas dicen que 1 de cada 3 personas ha tenido cáncer y la proyección es que 1 de 2 lo padecerá, lo cual es bastante preocupante. Algunas personas se preguntan por qué algunos se sanan y otros simplemente fallecen después de enfermarse con una patología crónica degenerativa como ésta y la verdad es que hay varias de razones para tener en cuenta.

Da igual si crees firmemente que nuestro tiempo en este mundo está contado por Dios o por la suerte o el destino, pero en adición a esto, te aseguro que el estar bien y el recuperarse después de un punto de quiebre toma trabajo, disciplina, fuerza de voluntad, confianza y fe. Cada elección tendrá un impacto en tu vida y, si bien algunas cosas no podemos controlarlas, otras sí y con éstas, tenemos la responsabilidad de ir moldeando las cosas para un mejor resultado. Recuerda que nuestra vida y nuestro cuerpo es un reflejo de lo que pensamos y sentimos. La mente controla el cuerpo, pero también hay que reconocer que tenemos una mente consciente y una inconsciente (ambas deben “limpiarse” y así evolucionar).

Mi historia

Fui diagnosticada con linfoma de Hodgkin en etapa 4 de 4. Después de 6 meses de tratamiento de quimioterapia, me dijeron que estaba tan enferma como al principio y que necesitaba un tratamiento más fuerte y un trasplante de médula ósea. Mi enojo, decepción y pánico fue tal, que rechacé ese tratamiento y viajé a México para probar un tratamiento alternativo. Eso tampoco funcionó, las cosas complicaron y después de 1 mes quedé totalmente discapacitada debido a un linfoma que fracturó 2 vértebras de mi columna dorsal. Sin más opciones tuve que reiniciar los tratamientos convencionales y también tuve que ser sometida a una cirugía de columna y rehabilitaciones. Los médicos advirtieron que quizás no resistiría los tratamientos de radio y quimios en conjunto y que, definitivamente, no volvería a caminar.

Trabaja para ti, trabaja para tu vida

Lo que me sacó de esa situación y me permitió vencer todo aquello fue el buen trabajo que hice junto a un grupo de profesionales y personas en general. La resiliencia y la positividad incluso en los peores escenarios fueron cruciales para mí. Aprender el verdadero significado de la conciencia y la atención plena fue y sigue siendo un viaje que hago todos los días. Recordar la importancia de permanecer en el presente y no dejar que mi mente me lleve al pasado o al futuro ha sido una clave.

Compartiré algunos puntos importantes para tratar de ayudarte a prevenir enfermedades o a vivir un mejor proceso de sanación integrativa si tú o alguien cercano a ti ya está enfermo:

  1. Ten en cuenta lo que comes y bebes. Comienza a leer los ingredientes de cada cosa que compras. Investiga sobre jugoterapia, sobre agua potable versus agua del grifo, sobre dieta alcalina o dieta ácida, sobre naturopatía, sobre desintoxicaciones y ayunos.
  2. Investiga sobre medicina convencional y alternativa, pero sigue tus instintos y tu verdadero Yo Superior para tomar una decisión al respecto. Puedes elegir uno, otro o ambos, pero incluso cuando los resultados sean diferentes a tus expectativas, siente la seguridad de tu viaje de vida.
  3. Comienza a leer sobre salud, autoayuda, espiritualidad, atención plena, etc. También busca buenas películas, documentales, audios, conferencias e incluso música sobre sanación completa (mente, corazón y cuerpo).
  4. Comienza a meditar y a orar. Cuando digo orar me refiero a decir lo que quieres, sientes y agradezcas a cualquier fuerza o dios en el que creas. Recuerda siempre que somos milagros, somos dioses en estado embrionario luchando por recordar acerca de nuestra propia fuerza en este mundo, en esta dimensión Ora a ese Dios que vive dentro de ti.
  5. Escribe tus pensamientos, afirmaciones y deseos en un cuaderno. Mira las técnicas de Hoponopono para esto.
  6. Investiga sobre productos ecológicos. Maquillaje, higiene personal y limpieza de la casa.
  7. Hazte más consciente de lo que piensas y lo que sientes. También de lo que le expresas a los demás y de lo que guardas para ti, porque todo lo que dejas dentro te llenará, ya sea con buenas o malas vibraciones. En estos días hay más información sobre inteligencia emocional, sobre cómo manejar la alegría, la ira, la tristeza y el miedo, que son las cuatro emociones principales de acuerdo con la psicología Gestalt. El resto proviene de estos.
  8. Si puedes, mantén un estilo de vida activo. Mueve tu cuerpo tanto como puedas, sin abusos ni exageraciones. Haz ejercicios y actividades y deportes al aire libre.
  9. Intenta hacer cosas que realmente disfrutes y te gusten tanto como puedas. Cualquier afición o nueva actividad te mantendrá fresco y renovado.

Finalmente te invito, te animo a tomar el control de tu vida. Recuerda, hay trabajo por hacer para tu bienestar y sanación holística, pero definitivamente vale la pena.

WORK FOR YOUR WELLNESS

Every day people get more and more aware about wellness and health. Our life style and DNA are the factors to consider in this, but the last one has been proved to be only 5% in these matters. When I say life style I mean: diet, nutrition habits, way of breathing, of thinking, of expressing ourselves, spirituality, environment, products we use at all (to clean and for personal hygiene and make up), daily habits like active or sedentary lifestyle, tech devices and electrodomestics use, etc.

To think about

As a cancer and disability survivor I got some life experience and some knowledge through reading and video watching, and the amount of information out there can be either helpful or overwhelming. The stadistics say that 1 out of 3 persons will have cancer in their life and the projection is that 1 of 2 will get it, which is pretty worrying. Some people wonder why some persons get healed and other just died after getting sick with a chronic degenerative disease like this one and the truth is, it is a whole world of reasons to take in consideration.

Either you strongly believe our time in this world is counted by a God or by luck or destiny, I would say that being well and also getting well after a breaking point of health take work, discipline, will, confidence and faith from you. Each choice you make will have an impact in your life and either some things cannot be controlled by ourselves others can and we have the responsibility to shape things for a better outcome. Remember that our life and our body is a reflection of what we think and feel. The mind controls the body, but let acknowledge for this that we have a conscious and an unconscious mind (both need to be “cleaned” to evolve.

My story

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in stage 4 of 4. After 6 months of chemo treatment I was told I was as sick as in the beginning and I needed a stronger treatment and a bone marrow transplant. As I got so upset and disappointed, I refused that treatment and travelled to Mexico to try an alternative treatment. That did not work either and after 1 month I was totally disabled by a lymphoma that fractured 2 vertebrae of my dorsal column. With no more options I had to restart conventional treatments and also got a column surgery and rehabs. I was about to die and stayed crippled, as I was told.

Work for you, work for life

What took me out of that situation and allowed me to beat everything was the good work I did along a bunch of professionals and people in general. Resilience and positivity even in the worst scenarios were crucial for me. Learning the real meaning of awareness and mindfulness was and still is a journey I do every single day. Remembering the importance of staying in the present and not letting my mind take me to the past or to the future has been a key.

I will share some important points to try helping you preventing ills and to get a better way for healing if you or someone close to you is already sick:

  1. Mind what you eat and drink. Start reading the ingredients of every stuff you buy. Research about juicing, about potable vs tub water, about alkaline or acid diet, about natural herbs, about detox and fasts.
  2. Research about conventional and alternative medicine but follow your instincts and your truly self to make decision about this. You can go for one, another or both, but even when the results come different to your expectations feel sure about your life journey.
  3. Start reading good stuff about health, self help, spirituality, mindfulness, etc. Also look for good movies, documentaries, audios, conferences and even music regarding full healing (mind, heart and then body).
  4. Start meditating and praying. When I say praying I mean saying what you want and/or what you are thankful for to whatever force or god you believe in. Always remember that we are miracles, we are gods in an embryonic state fighting to remember about our strength in this world, in this dimension. Pray to that God who lives inside you.
  5. Write your thoughts, affirmations, and wishes in a notebook. Look about Hoponopono technics for this.
  6. Research about ecologic products. Make up, personal hygiene and house cleaning.
  7. Mind what you think and what you feel. Be aware of what you express to others and what you keep for yourself because everything you leave inside you will fill you, either with good or bad vibes. These days there is more information about emotional intelligence, about how to manage joy, anger, sadness and fear, which are the four main emotions according to the Gestalt psychology. The rest come from these.
  8. If you can, keep an active life style. Move your body as much as you can without abuse or exaggerations. Do exercises and outdoors.
  9. Try to do stuff you really enjoy and like as much as you can. Any hobbie or new activity will keep your fresh and renewed.

Finally I encourage you to take control of your life. Remember, there is work to do for your wellness and healing and it is absolutely worth it.

 

ESPIRITUALIDAD, SALUD

Revelación divina / Divine revelation

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“Los milagros son un modo de liberarse del miedo. La revelación produce un estado en el que el miedo ya ha sido abolido. Los milagros son, por lo tanto, un medio, y la revelación un fin. La revelación produce una suspensión completa, aunque temporal, de la duda y el miedo. Refleja la forma original de comunicación entre Dios y Sus creaciones. La revelación es algo intensamente personal y no puede transmitirse de forma que tenga sentido. De ahí que cualquier intento de describirla con palabras sea inútil”. Sin embargo, yo intentaré transmitirte, de forma que tenga algo de sentido, mi revelación divina. Estas son algunas de las afirmaciones con las que empieza el libro Un curso de milagros. “Irónicamente” este libro con enfoque cristiano, más que NO es religioso, fue escrito, en 7 años, por una autora atea. ¿Curioso no? A pesar de la creencia en nada de Helen Schucman, ella recibió un mensaje y se puso a trabajar para transmitirlo, sin negarse a su misión. Ella supo cómo no ser víctima de su ego ni su mente.

Pues bien, ahora yo te compartiré como una noche de febrero de este año tuve un sueño que luego entendí, fue una revelación. Y leyendo estas líneas del texto lo confirmé, ya que me sentí por ese tiempo sin miedo, a pesar del oscuro momento que vivía. Si ya sabes mi historia bien, si no igual te contextualizaré un poco, sólo un poco, por ahora. La madrugada del 5 de febrero fui a pararme de la cama y ahí quedé, tirada en el piso. Mis piernas se habían convertido en piernas como de hule, sin fuerza para sostenerme. ¿Será un ataque de pánico? ¿Estaré siendo dañada por Satanás? Pero pensar que era consecuencia de la enfermedad con la que tenía casi un año batallando, para aquel momento, no pasaba por mi cabeza, no. Definitivamente no, eso sería demasiado nefasto.

Al llegar al hospital de emergencia y ser explicada de lo que sucedía, entré en una especie de trance, uno muy profundo y aterrador. Un linfoma de Hodgking había fracturado dos vértebras de mi columna dorsal dejándome sin fuerza en miembros inferiores y con el esfínter del orine fuera de servicio. Dejándome totalmente inválida para caminar. Nada estaba claro, y la prognosis de los médicos no era la mejor, de hecho, ellos estaban muy concernidos de ver cómo un linfoma había hecho tanto estrago en un paciente. Quizás has oído que los sueños son un medio de Dios para comunicarse con uno, quizás has oído que no es más que tu mente loca transmitiendo sin mucha coherencia las cosas del día, o, de tu pasado, pero la realidad es que los sueños son el medio que tu inconsciente tiene para transmitirte un mensaje, muchas veces no son tan claros porque al llegar al consciente se tergiversan, pero la verdad es que es tu Ser, tu esencia tratando de decirte algo. Hay mucho material al respecto que podríamos debatir. Yo me limitaré a contarte mi pequeña experiencia.

De la nada, estaba parada en el medio de la autopista Francisco Fajardo, un poco más allá del puente de Las Mercedes, a la altura del Tamanaco.  Estaba de frente a los carros, en contra del flujo vehicular. En el primer momento no habían carros pero ya el semáforo de Las Mercedes cambiaría y éstos empezarían a transitar por la autopista. Yo estaba en patines, sin saber patinar, yo no sé patinar. Y sentí un pánico que no puedo explicarte, lo sentí tan vívidamente como si se tratara de la vida real. No quería morir, ni ser atropellada, desde luego que no. Estaba aterrorizada. Pero al minuto pensé: “Jesucristo es el único que va a sacarte de esta Stephanie” así que me armé de valor, respiré y empecé a patinar sentido abajo hasta llegar a una calle menos peligrosa, mientras los carros ya me pasaban por el lado. Llegué como de volada, ilesa, airosa, y un señor que también estaba en patines y lucia algo agitado me sonrió y me dijo: “Tranquila, a mí también me salvó fue Jesús”. Probablemente tu mente saboteadora, o la mía, empiece a pensar que pude haberme puesto de un lado de la autopista o que por qué sentí miedo si muchas veces los malabaristas, pedigüeños o vende periódicos se ponen en el medio de la calle sin problema, pero la verdad es que esa escena no fue más que un teatro de mi subconsciente para la transmisión del mensaje en cuestión, bueno y la verdad es que yo no soy una malabarista ni pedigüeña ni una vendedora de prensa en la calle, así que en verdad sentiría algo de miedo en esa situación, no?

Al día siguiente al contárselo a mi madre, ella me dijo que más que un sueño eso había sido una revelación. La paz y la tranquilidad que sentí luego de eso fue lo que me ayudó a sobrellevar mucho mejor lo que vendría. Sabia que podía confiar, que todo estaría bien aunque quizás no me gustara la realidad, aunque quizás viniera mucho dolor y sufrimiento, yo podría manejarlo. Y así fue, día tras día milagros fueron obrando en mi vida. Y aún esto continúa. Te invito a que te escuches más, a que te interpretes más, a que confíes más en ti y en la vida.

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DIVINE REVELATION

“Miracles are a way to free yourself from fear. Revelation produces a state in which fear has already been abolished. Miracles are, therefore, the means, and a revelation an end. A revelation produces a complete, though temporary, suspension of doubt and fear. It reflects the original form of communication between God and His creations. A revelation is something intensely personal and can not be transmitted in a way that makes sense. Hence any attempt to describe it in words is useless”. However, I will try to convey to you, in a way that makes some sense, my divine revelation. These are some of the statements with which the book A Course in Miracles begins. “Ironically” this book with Christian focus, but which is not religious, was written, in 7 years, by an atheist author. Curious, right? Despite Helen Schucman’s belief in nothing, she received a message and set to work to convey it, without refusing her mission. She knew how not to be a victim of her ego or her mind.

Well, now I will share to you how a night of last February I had a dream that I understood, it was a revelation. And reading these lines of the text I confirmed it, since I felt that time fearless, despite the dark moment that I was living. Rather you already know my story or not, I will contextualize you a little, just a little, for now. The dawn of February the 5th I went to get out of bed but fell to the floor as soon as I tried to stand up on my feet. My legs had become rubbery legs, with no strength to support myself. Is it a panic attack am having? Am I being harmed by evil? But thinking that it was a consequence of the illness with which I had been battling for almost a year, at that moment, it did not come to my mind, no. Definitely not, that would be too tragic.

When I arrived at the hospital and was told what was happening, I got into a kind of trance, a very deep and terrifying one. A Hodgking’s lymphoma had fractured two vertebrae of my dorsal spine leaving me with no strength on my lower limbs and with the urine sphincter out of order. Leaving me totally invalid to walk. Nothing was clear, and the doctors’ prognosis was not the best, in fact, they were very concerned to see how a lymphoma had done so much damage to a patient. Perhaps you have heard that dreams are God’s way of communicating with oneself, perhaps you have heard that it is only your crazy mind transmitting without much coherence the things of the day, or, of your past, but the reality is that dreams are The means that your unconscious has to transmit a message, many times they are not so clear because when they reach the conscious they are distorted, but the truth is that it is your Being, your essence trying to tell you something. There is a lot of information that we could discuss. I will confine myself to telling you my little experience.

Unexpectedly, I was standing in the middle of the Francisco Fajardo motorway, just beyond Las Mercedes bridge, passing the Tamanaco Hotel. I was facing the cars, against the flow of traffic. At the first moment there were no cars but the traffic light of Las Mercedes soon would change and they would begin to transit the highway. I was on skates, being not able to skate, I do not know how to skate. And I felt a panic that I cannot explain to you, I felt it as vividly as if it were real life. I did not want to die or be run over, certainly not. I was terrified. But at the minute I thought, “Jesus Christ is the only one who will save you from this Stephanie” so I braced myself, I breathed and started to skate down the road until I came to a less dangerous street, meanwhile the cars were already passing me by. I arrived as if I were flying, unharmed, and a gentleman who was also on skates and looking quite agitated smiled at me and said: “Calm down, Jesus saved me too.” Probably your sabotaging mind, or mine, begins to think that I could have put me on one side of the highway or why I was scared if jugglers, peddler, or newspaper sellers often get in the middle of the street without problem, but The truth is that this scene was nothing more than a play of my subconscious for the transmission of the message itself, well… and the truth is that I am not a juggler nor a peddler nor a press saleswoman on the street, so I would really feel quite scared in such a situation, right?

The next day when I told my mother about the dream, she told me that more than a dream that had been a revelation. The peace and tranquility I felt after that was what helped me to cope much better what would come. I knew that I could trust, that everything would be fine even though I might not like reality, although perhaps there was much pain and suffering to come, I could handle it. And it has been like that, day after day miracles have happened in my life. And still this continues. For all of this and more to come, I invite you to listen more to yourself, to interpret more, to trust more in you and in life.

ESPIRITUALIDAD, SALUD

María Auxiliadora / Mary Help of Christians

Hoy quiero compartirte una pequeña parte de mi gran historia, una de auxilio. Una que habla de lo que es saber recibir e interpretar las señales que nos mandan. Últimamente he tenido que afinar ese sentido, esa intuición que todos tenemos. ¿Y cómo no hacerlo? Si las señales han sido varias y grandes. Naturalmente me ha sido de gran ayuda, de gran utilidad para ese camino a la paz que todos buscamos, pero en verdad no hay que buscar tanto porque está dentro de nosotros. En fin, como sabrás la historia completa es algo larga y si me voy al origen, aun más larga; pero ahora solo quiero compartirte cómo me hablaron. No me importa tu religión, no me importa en qué crees, pero me gustaría creer que crees en algo, y si es en ti mismo pues mejor.

Yo estudié prácticamente toda mi vida en un colegio salesiano, católico, el María Auxiliadora de Altamira en Caracas – Venezuela y aunque no era muy fanática de las monjas del colegio, algunas me agradaban, otras no, siempre sentí afinidad y amor por la virgen Mariauxi, como cariñosamente le llamamos sus alumnas de vida. Durante toda mi infancia y adolescencia disfruté mucho las clases de canto en la capilla, nunca entendí porque yo era tan sentimental, tan llorona, casi siempre lloraba fuera la canción triste o alegre, de alta o de baja vibración, yo casi siempre lloraba, casi siempre se movía una fibra, esa fibra. Luego de que me gradué, con el pasar de los años como que me olvidé un poco de Mariauxi, claro que ella siempre estuvo ahí, pero yo estaba muy ocupada y acelerada para pensar mucho en ella, para sentirla o para respirar con calma.

Cuando me encontré en febrero de este intenso año 2017, estaba en un hospital en la ciudad de México, país al que, en algún momento, había soñado venir para disfrutar de la Riviera Maya y quizás para trabajar en un sueño de vida, pero no ha sido así porque había algo más importante que hacer y es tener esto que contarte y todo lo que te empezaré a contar. Accidentada en una cama de hospital… y no era en Venezuela ni en Irlanda, las que habían sido mis casas, pues supongo que mi ególatra ego no quería que me vieran así, así que decidí huir lejos, bien lejos. No espero que entiendas del todo esto último que digo pues puede sonar algo extraño y hasta duro conmigo misma ya que no sabía que las cosas resultarían así, pero por favor debes empezar a entender mi lenguaje metafórico lleno de acertijos, todos relacionados entre sí. Bueno, al punto… accidentada en esta cama de hospital inválida para caminar, pararme o siquiera sentarme empecé un suplicio que iré detallando poco a poco.

En mis momentos de angustia, dolor, desespero o zozobra muchas veces invoqué a María Auxiliadora pidiéndole auxilio, la necesitaba, así que empecé a llamarla una y otra vez como cuando uno exclama “ay Dios mío!” pues yo exclamaba “Auxiliadora! María! Ayúdame! Socorro”. Me salía del alma. Tenía pánico, de ese que paraliza, dolor, sufría, sufría mucho… y aunque mi mamá me había hablado de que tenía que entregarme no fue algo que hice en un santiamén, lo he hecho considero que bien pero aún me falta. Meses después, finalmente empezaba a acercarse esa luz que sería la cirugía de columna. Había que esperar a terminar el tratamiento. Pues bien, un día el cirujano llegó   a mi habitación y me dijo que la cirugía no sería ni el 17 ni el 31 sino el 24 de Mayo… día de María Auxiliadora de los cristianos.

Inmediatamente me puse a llorar, eso que mejor hago cuando estoy sola, pues recibí el mensaje, ella también estaba conmigo, supe que todo estaría bien. Estaba muy claro. Tanta fue la claridad en ese particular que el día de la intervención estaba serena, tranquila, no sentía nervios, ni siquiera sentí frío en el quirófano. Fue una cirugía considerablemente importante y delicada, me instrumentaron con 8 tornillos, 2 barras, 1 travesaño y 5cc de matriz ósea para reparar el daño que el maestro Hodgking había causado en mi columna dorsal, pero yo estaba tranquila. Al día siguiente estaba parándome en mis pies con la ayuda del cirujano, parecía mentira, pero era verdad. Pedí auxilio y lo recibí. Gracias al universo infinito, a mi Dios, a Jesucristo y a Mariauxi.

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Today, I want to share a small part of my great story, one about help. One about knowing how to receive and interpret the signals that are sent to us. Lately I have had to refine that sense, that intuition that we all have. And how not to do it? If the signals have been multiple and great. Naturally, it has been very helpful, very useful for that path to peace that we all seek, but in truth we do not have to seek that hard because it is within us. Anyway, as you know the whole story is quite long and if I go back to the origin, is even longer; but now I just want to share how they talked to me. I do not care about your religion, I do not care what you believe in, but I’d like to believe that you believe in something, and if it´s in yourself better.

I studied practically all my life in a Salesian Catholic school, “María Auxiliadora de Altamira” (Mary Help of Altamira) in Caracas – Venezuela and although I did not follow that much the nuns of the school, I liked some of them but others not, I always felt affinity and love for the virgin Mariauxi, as we affectionately call her, her life students. Throughout my childhood and adolescence I enjoyed singing classes in the chapel, I never understood why I was so sentimental, so sensible. Most of times I used to cry no matter the song was sad or cheerful, high or low vibration, I almost always cried. It always moved a vein, that vein. After I graduated, over the years I forgot a bit Mariauxi, of course she was always there, but I was too busy and too accelerated to think often of her, to feel her or to breathe calmly.

When I found myself in February of this intense year 2017, I was in a hospital in Mexico City, a country that, at some point, I had dreamed of coming to enjoy the Riviera Maya and perhaps to work on a life dream, but It was not like that because there was something more important to live, to do and it is to have this story to tell you and everything I will start telling you. Broken in a hospital bed … and it was not in Venezuela nor in Ireland, which had been my homelands, I guess my selfish ego did not want me to be seen like that, so I decided to flee far, far away. I do not expect you to understand this last thing I say because it may sound strange and even hard on me because I did not know things would turn out this way, but please you must should understand my metaphorical language full of riddles, all related to each other. Well, to the point … troubled in this hospital bed, crippled to walk, stand or even sit down I began to live a martyrdom I will detail little by little.

In my moments of anguish, pain, despair or anxiety, I often called Mary Help of Christians asking for help, I needed her, so I began to call her again and again as when one exclaims “Oh my God!” I exclaimed “Help! Maria! Help me! Help”. It came out from my soul. I felt panic, the one that paralyzes, pain, I suffered, suffered a lot … and although my mother had told me about giving myself, about no resistance, it was not something I did in a heartbeat, I have done it day after day, and am still working on that. Months later, the light, that would be the column surgery, was finally beginning to shine. We had to wait to finish the treatment. Well, one day the surgeon came to my room and told me that the surgery would be neither the 17th nor 31st but on May the 24th… day of Mary Help of Christians.

Immediately I started crying, that’s what I do best when I’m alone, because I got the message, she was with me too, I knew that everything would be okay. It was very clear. The clarity in that particular was so pure that the day of the intervention I was calm, still, I was not nervous, I did not even felt cold in the operating theatre. It was a very important and big surgery, I was instrumented with 8 screws, 2 bars, 1 crossbar and 5cc of bone matrix to repair the damage that the “master Hodgking” had caused in my backbone, but I was calm. The next day, after 4 months, I was standing on my feet with the surgeon’s help, it seemed a lie, but it was true. I asked for help and received it. Thanks to the infinite universe, to my God, to JesusChrist and to Mariauxi.

 

ESPIRITUALIDAD

Do we know what ego actually is?

Do we know what ego actually is?

There are lots of definitions that I could mention but today I want to explain my own definition of ego based on so many books and life experiences I have had, but first the definition from Cambridge: your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability. Specialized psychology in psychoanalysis, the part of a person’s mind that tries to match the hidden desires of the unconscious mind with the demand of the real world.

Well, with these ones we may have an idea of it but ego is actually more than that. It goes beyond, it goes further. It is more than we think. Ego is what gives us an identity in this world by what we do, we have done, we have, we have had, where we have been, we have seen, we have lived, etc., but we are none of these, our true self is more, much more, only we have to look inside us but nowadays not everybody has the time or the disposition to understand this and look through it.

When our real self is empty we usually feel the need of filling it, and sadly we do it through our ego, how? By doing or saying things that may make us feel “better” at the moment. Usually these things are banal, superfluous. Let elaborate myself a little bit more. If you need to boast about what you have or what you have achieved, or somebody that is with you or whatever then you are feeding nothing and nobody but your ego. And this feels very very good if we don’t know anything else. I mean if we don’t know about feeling good through humbleness, selfless, kindness, etc.

If you have a tendency for conflict, drama, troubles, sadness, etc., then is also your ego what is taking control of your life, of yourself. That is a fake personality that you think defines you but you are more than your personality. When we want attention is our ego what is demanding it. True love demands nothing but freedom, and normal attention comes with real love.

When we feel a necessity for being right, for being the winner, for showing others something, once again, is nothing and nobody but your ego what is wishing these. Probably you have that one friend who is always showing you his/her new stuff or talking about his/her attainments, well this person has what we call a “big ego”.

If you like self-help books and spirituality and you are always looking beyond walls about human being and its mind and soul, I can recommend you some books like “The Power of Now” of Eckhart Tolle, “The monk who sold his Ferrari” of Robin Sharma, “Breaking the Habit of being yourself” of Joe Dispenza, and any book of Louise Hay.

I invite you to review, to check, to think twice before “using your brag rights”.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA, INTERÉS GENERAL / GENERAL INTEREST

English globalization

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Whether we like it or not English is the first language in the world, or at least the most popular. Having English as “the global language” is a good thing since its grammar is quite easy in comparison with other idioms. One key point is the film industry. Throughout history the “movie’s world”, internationally speaking, has been taken by Hollywood, so, there we go, lots of people around the world learning the global language thanks to films.

Furthermore, we have got the music industry. A similar history but encompassing more countries. A considerable number of iconic artists have come from The USA, England, Australia and Canada. An endless list of bands and solo singers have been throughout music history composing and singing in English. From The Beatles until Shakira or Ricky Martin, these last two are great example of how singing in English became them really famous worldwide after their previous fame in the Spanish market.

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And what about books? The most famous ones have been written in English or translated to it. Let´s point the top 10 most read books in the world: The Holy Bible, Quotations from chairman Mao Tse-Tung, Harry Potter, The Lord of the rings, The Alchemist, The Da Vinci Code, The Twilight saga, Gone with the wind, Think and grow rich and The Diary of Anne Frank. Others good ones to mention are One hundred years of solitude, The Secret and The little prince, among others.

So let´s conclude by saying that at this point of society´s history, English has taken over and it is very helpful if you are able to understand, write or speak this friendly but tricky language. Give it a try!

INTERÉS GENERAL / GENERAL INTEREST

The bright vs the dark side of tech

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Throughout history we have seen how technology has changed world, society and life itself. However, what seemed to be only a series of discovers and improvements in our life thanks technology has become in a controversial topic. Then let’s think how bad are some of the consequences of the use of technology nowadays.

But first, let’s start pointing the good side of techno. Without hesitation, world has changed abruptly in loads of ways, getting a better quality of life. For example, techno in everyday life: electric artefacts (fridges, washing machines, cookers, splits microwaves, just to mention some).

Technology in communication has brought up sophisticated mobile phones, computers, tablets, and any kind of devices bringing such a thing as globalization. Continuing with the good side of techno we must point healthcare, transportation and security (alarms and forecasts)

On the contrary, it is important to consider the other side, “the dark side” of technology, this one, not that good, has come up in the last couple of years as a consequence of society itself. Nowadays we talk about hurry sickness, accelerated pace of life and isolation, among other issues as consequences of a bad use of techno, in other words, because of the overuse of it.

Let’s face it, most of things in this life have pros and cons. It is only a matter of taking advantage of this and knowing how to use them. Technology is not the exception. To keep it as a good tool for us, we need to have a balance between the use of it and the real life.

Therefore, sometimes people get angry or worry when their technological stuff get damage or broken. Do not forget they have a time of life and if you need to fix or change them, just do it without complaining too much about it. Remember, we should use technology, technology shouldn’t use us.