August 6th and August 9th. The days that changed the world. On August 6, 1945 an atom bomb was dropped on the peaceful city of Hirsoshima, Japan which claimed more than two lakh victims. On August 9, 1945, three days after the dropping of the first bomb, second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki which claimed about 70000 victims, men, women and children.
The Second World War showed its ugly face and the war came to an end. Hitler the most notorious dictator in the history started the war and believed that he would rule the world. It all started with his obsession on secret symbol.
Thinking that he is of the leader of a supreme race, he tried to follow all sorts of occult practices. One such practice is to choose a correct symbol.
He has selected the Swastika symbol for victory. The Hindus used to draw pictures of Swastika in each and every house. The Same Swastika Flag will be hoisted on all Hindu Temples.
But for the relief of the world he has designed it in a wrong way. There are two types in Swastika. One which is turning towards right is called Daivic Swastika which bestows all good to the user. This is being followed by Hindus.
The other type has backwards rotation. Fortunate to the world and unfortunate to him, Hitler has selected this Asuric Swastika meaning demonic type of Swastika. More over while designing he has rotated it to 45 degrees also which added more evil than good!
Both these changes caused him heavily. Even though he got thunder like victories initially, ultimately the wrong symbol had its own impact on him. And he committed suicide.
But the wrong symbol which was around for some time in the world had its own ultimate impact on Hirsoshima and Nagasaki.
There are about 20000 symbols in the world. All civilizations have used symbols for their good. Imagine a moment, a world without symbols. If there is a dangerous turn ahead, there is a warning symbol. For the Cars, Rails, Ships, Planes there are symbols for their safe movement, navigation, landing, take off etc.
The people of the ancient world used correct symbols to ward off evil eye and they invited wealth, prosperity, victory through these specified symbols.
Is there any proof that symbol will work? Yes, take the one dollar bill and that is the proof. The Founding Fathers of America has ingeniously designed it with all occult symbols including Pyramid, eye, olive branch, 13 arrows etc.
We may also select and use symbols according to our needs. Just keep the symbol in your purse or wallet. You may see the results for yourself.
The various symbols and their effects are to be described in another article.
So Who am I?
In your human form you’re who you are right now. You are the human form in which your soul has chosen to experience itself. But for me first and foremost we are of soul. Our Soul came first and the human form acts as an overcoat that clothe the soul in this reality. The soul came into being as a spark of life, formed in the mind of the Creator and birthed from its heart as a beautiful divine being of love. Our soul is a manifestation of the ultimate love given by the Creator of all life forms. Soul is the source; a microcosm of the whole; a cell in the body of the Creator consciousness.
The infinite source of life that flows through all living beings is the source that creates all life. Our source, our soul, is that same life force. We are the source of our own life. We are all self creating. Our thoughts, that are sourced from our minds go on to create the reality of our human life and experiences. They are are what determine our limitations and our outcomes. But our soul on the other hand is infinite, which means we too are infinite. Our soul enables us to break free from all restrictive, fearful thinking and those many unconscious boundaries that we place on ourselves through fear of “what-if”, or what others may think about us; or the unhealthy need to please others for fear of rejection, for example.
The heart of creation beats within our soul; our soul talks through our heart. When are heart and mind is aligned then our soul is most at peace and able to express itself more fully. Its presence takes up residence in our mind guiding our thoughts to be of a loving nature, without fear or doubt. Our soul will always show us the way of love, where compassion and understanding create an endless stream of opportunities to express ourselves from our true nature and not from our ego.
When I do connect in the soul, and feels its love flowing through me I am always lost for words. I sit spellbound within its energy and I know and feel it talking to me, through my body and my mind. I feel wrapped in love. It is bliss. I am humbled, yet I feel strong and confident. I am in awe of what I am feeling; yet I know that I truly deserve to feel this way and I am totally unashamedly worthy of love. I do find it hard to describe, as our language cannot do it justice or describe it adequately. It’s not so much about words, but more allowing our selves to experience Soul rather than trying to wrap our minds around it. It can feel like fireworks gently and lovingly exploding inside our body whilst exuding a warmth that flows like silken honey into every ‘nook and cranny’ filling us up to feelings of wholeness and completeness.
We can just sit and experience this most wonderful alignment taking place bringing our heart, our mind and our body together in such a way as to make us feel so blessed, so loved and so safe. We just have to allow our selves to experience our Soul’s presence, For when we do our Soul takes us into yet another realm, another dimension of experience; to a place where we feel so connected and so peaceful. Where time does not exist and we come to understand the meaning of just who we are and of just ‘being’. A sense of being without expectation, but one of acceptance and knowing all is well and will be. That it ‘just is’. This feeling alone is gold dust and something to be treasured. Think about it, a life without worry, struggle or stress. A life of knowing that you are fully supported and always taken care of. How wonderful…
Our human body has its own unique shape, which identifies our body type and our blood type. Our physical body is unique to each one of us. Our soul has its own unique shape. Each Soul’s pattern is unique to that Soul. The Soul pattern depicts the Soul’s experiences and can be regarded as the Soul Blueprint. Each Soul is like our thumbprint, which is our singular soul identification. No two are the same. Every one of us is unique. Even our minds, do not, in their entirety, think the same as another mind. Our Souls, our bodies, and our minds through which we perceive life set up apart as individuals. We may have all come from the one Source, but the expression of our uniqueness through each of these avenues as I like to term them, offers a most precious gift and immense opportunity to experience the whole wonderful pot pouri called life.
God is like the hand, the palm of the hand and the fingers and thumbs are all the Souls born from God and expressing God’s love. Our Souls are unique extensions of Its love, and it is through our Soul that It can show Itself. Our human Self can be considered as an extension of our Soul and therefore God. Our Soul is a transformer, turning fearful thinking into (gold) wisdom and spiritual growth. You and I are transformers and we have the ability to transform our lives and our world, where we can act as that channel for our Soul and anchor divine love into every part of our planet.
We are whoever we choose to be
Our soul is the door to the infinite mind which we can all open and step through if we desire. What awaits us on the other side is a knowing and feeling of being totally loved for who we are. Where we feel so safe and secure and unashamedly love of ourself. The love that lives within us erupts like a gentle volcano flooding every cell freeing our minds and our bodies to feel alive; to feel real; to feel that have absolute meaning and purpose. The connection that we feel of our source instantly fills us with a sense of knowing that transcends all what we have been previously taught about who we are. In that moment we feel everywhere; as everyone and we know without doubt who we really are. We are limitless. We are who whoever we choose to be. We become aware of the immense, wonderful gift that we have been given. The gift of life. The gift of you and I.
Why is Surgery for Gallbladder Removal required?
The gall bladder is located in the upper region of your belly and it stores bile, an enzyme produced by the liver. This enzyme helps in breaking down fatty foods. Surgery is required to be performed if your gallbladder develops gallstones. Gallstones are said to occur due to an imbalance in the constituents that make up bile and their occurrence cannot be prevented in any way. The gallstones obstruct the flow of bile from the gallbladder leading to its swelling and causing acute abdominal pain, indigestion or vomiting and sometimes fever. The most effective line of treatment in such cases is surgery. Instead of an open surgery, the surgical procedure that is normally preferred is referred to as laparoscopic cholecystectomy or laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder stones.
What is involved in Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallbladder Stones?
Several small incisions are made in the abdomen. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide to create an air pocket which enables the surgeon to view the area clearly. A lighted scope is inserted by the surgeon through an incision near the belly button and this is attached to a video camera. Surgical instruments are inserted through other incisions to remove the gallbladder by the surgeon who is guided in his procedure by a video monitor. The surgical procedure is done under the effect of a general anesthesia. Post-surgery, the flow of bile is directed from the liver into the small intestine through the common bile duct. However, with the removal of gallbladder, bile cannot be stored between meals but this does not pose much of a problem in most of the patients.
Why do People Prefer Laparoscopic Surgery for Gallbladder Stones?
People choose laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder stones because of the following advantages offered by this procedure:
• Small incisions in the abdomen are required for this surgical procedure as against a six to seven inch incision needed in the open surgery.
• Post-operative pain is minimal
• Recovery is faster as compared to open surgery
• You can leave the hospital faster; mostly on the same day or the next day
• You can resume your normal activities after a fortnight while in an open surgery the recovery period lasts for about six to eight weeks
Living minus the Gallbladder
You can lead a normal life after the removal of your gallbladder. The quantity of bile produced by your liver will not be affected in any way. The only difference is that the bile will not be stored in the gallbladder; instead it will drip on a continuous basis in your digestive system. Choose the laparoscopic surgical procedure and eat a healthy and balanced diet post-surgery and you will not be affected by the non-existence of your gallbladder!
When I just graduated from art school life seemed easy. I would make art in my work room, bring it to a gallery and the gallery would sell it.
Things are a bit different nowadays. I am my own vendor and sell my work at the market. And guess what: that’s lots of fun. People look at my work and I am able to explain what I do, how a certain technique works, why I am doing this, what I want my work to express, why I became a sculptor. And people can tell me what they like about my sculptures and why. When I still sold my work through galleries I had no contact with my buyers at all. People who bought something made me a compliment by the purchase. The owner of the gallery told her customers what “this sculptor” wanted to reveal with her work. She then told them her own opinion of the work and why she had it in her gallery.
Trying to fathom a work of art can be quite challenging. Especially endeavoring to connect with it, feel affected or even be moved by it. Any form of guidance can be helpful, such as a title, the explanation of a similar piece by the same artist or a small story. Sculptures communicate through imagery and we happen to be more familiar with verbal interaction. So in order to really grasp the context of the statue a certain susceptibility to symbolism is required. But even though developing a fluency in visual language can be arduous don’t be discouraged, you can start practicing at any moment. And just like other foreign languages it can be really demanding when you start, so the use of words can help you. This used to be the task of the gallery owner and now I do that myself.
Being my own merchant at the market also yields interesting conversations regarding art or philosophy and what people do or do not like about my work. And their reaction isn’t always verbal. The other day a small girl walked past my stall and she caressed four portraits one by one. It was an endearing sight and she promptly left without saying a single word. But the urge to touch something is a compliment. I like the fact that someone feels herself bodily drawn towards my work. It doesn’t bother me that she used an unusual sensor to express her attraction. I recognize that feeling. When I see a beautiful statue I too want to stroke it. And more often than not that is not allowed. Nice to know that permission is granted at my stall!
Talking about art is always a pleasure. About the essence of beauty and why that is important to somebody. That’s what I like about the market. People look at and talk about my work.
Why not give a little bit of an edge to your closet by incorporating a little bit of punk into your wardrobe? It’s a great trend with celebrities all over the world. It’s very easy to do… just follow the following guidelines:
1. Incorporate neon colors alongside a black background.
2. Add tights in every color and style, the edgier the better. Do it like Taylor Momsen does it, playing punk princess on gossip girl.
3. Skinny jeans are the way to go. Forget about flared jeans and pants since we want to move away from the hippie style.
4. Graphic t-shirts with strong messages help create the punk attitude look.
5. Accessories with a strong personality make the difference between a regular outfit and a punk princess one. Add some toughness to your look with items like gloves with a skull print, scarves, converse shoes and rubber and leather bracelets.
6. It’s fun to wear a commonly girlie item which has gotten the punk princess treatment. cardigans, veil skits, lace socks are good examples.
7. Use accessories or clothes with the UK flag. England is always the best representation of the punk movement.
8. Wear sweet and sour make up using strong eyeliner and soft colored lips.
9. Don’t forget about your hair, since it will seal the whole look. You don’t want it to be too well done. Wear shaggy bang or if you dare, get a mohawk!
And remember, being a punk princess is all about attitude, not amount of make-up, gel, leather, or skulls will look trendy punk, if you don’t have the attitude to go with it. Be confident, and remember, this look is all about individuality.
Hip-hop music is the vehicle of hip-hop culture and contains “rapping” (superimposed with vocals) by emcees. Owing to this, hip-hop music is sometimes referred to as “rap music,” However, those who dismiss hip-hop as rap music do not comprehend its rich history and the influence this genre of music has on youth culture.
Hip-hop music is a vehicle used by the singers to address racism, oppression, and poverty issues. It narrates tales of inner city African-Americans living the American dream (through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity) from the bottom up, and bitterly touches upon racial discrimination, broken homes, and overcoming adversity.
Invented by Jamaican migrant DJ Kool Herc in the early 70s in New York City, it has since then spread its tentacles across the world. Herc shifted from reggae records to funk, rock and disco. Owing to the short percussive breaks, he began extending them using an audio mixer and two records. As the unique style of music became a hit, performers (emcees) began superimposing the music with vocals; initially, they introduced themselves and others in the audience. Later, the rapping became more diverse, incorporating brief rhymes, often with a sexual or violent theme, in an attempt to entertain the audience.
In the mid-1970s, hip-hop split into two groups. One focused on getting the crowd dancing, another highlighted rapid-fire rhymes. The 1980s witnessed further diversification in hip-hop; highly metaphoric lyrics rapping over multi-layered beats replaced simple vocals. In the 90s, gangsta rap (glorified outlaw lifestyle) became mainstream. Hip-hop was soon an integral part of mainstream music, and nearly all the pop songs featured an underlying element of hip-hop.
In the 90s and into the following decade, elements of hip-hop were integrated into diverse genres of music: hip-hop soul combined hip-hop and soul music; in the Dominican Republic, a recording by Santi Y Sus Duendes and Lisa M was coined “Meren-rap,” a fusion of hip-hop and meringue. In Europe, Africa, and Asia, hip-hop has undergone a transition from an underground occurrence to the mainstream market.
Aside from regular cleaning, the simplest way to maintain the furniture in your home in its most presentable and serviceable condition is to use them with as much care as possible.
In households that have young children and pets, this can be a very challenging task. Chairs, couches and sofas are meant to be sat on – not stood on or jumped on. It is not a venue for rough housing with the family dog. Nor is it for wiping popcorn buttered hands on. But unless you’re maintaining a spinster lifestyle, inevitable mishaps like stains and spillages cannot be avoided.
To maintain furniture upholstered in fabric, it is best to do spot-cleaning as soon as an “accident” happens. Just spray on and scrub in a cleaning solvent on the stain and wipe off with a dry cloth or paper towel. For dust and grime that seem to settle in the fabric from normal daily use, home shampooing on a regular basis is recommended.
Leather and vinyl only need to be wiped clean with a sponge dipped in a soapy solution. Use a soft bristled brush to get stubborn grime off if necessary. Wipe off with a soft dry cloth. Leather needs to be moisturized to retain its sheen. In lieu of commercially available leather moisturizers, colorless shoe polish may be used. Apply the polish evenly, then buff and polish thoroughly. On the other hand, oil-based products should never be used on vinyl as these may cause the material to become brittle.
To avoid nicks, scratches and snags, make sure the furniture have ample space around them. Do not place them flush against the wall or other furniture unless they were designed to do so. Maintain a fair distance from heating vents and direct sunlight. Try not to eat messy, dripping food around upholstered furnishings. Otherwise, be prepared to soot-clean right after your meal.
Of course, hiring a professional cleaning service is always the best choice. Most services have a pick-up and delivery option. Some services will clean your furniture right in your home. If the cleaning required is a hefty task, like a major spill on light-colored upholstery, these are the people to call. They’ll know what cleaning agents or solvents to use that won’t damage the fabric’s design and color. But still, unless your home furnishings are the expensive heirloom type or made by a known designer, these services may also cost a paltry sum.
Those of you who have spoken to fluent or native English speakers will have heard them tell of the benefits of learning English in an English speaking country. The advantages of this are obvious. Providing you live with, or have daily communicative contact with English speakers, there is no doubt that this will enhance and speed up becoming a good English speaker. You will find yourself in typical everyday situations, where you need to understand and communicate in English. You are likely to find yourself in embarrassing situations, where you make mistakes, frequently misunderstand, or fail to understand completely. This can often lead to frustration and create an urge to try harder and commit more time to learning English. This can often have very effective results.
Learning English in a non English speaking country
Sometimes, learning English in an English speaking country is not possible. Instead, you have to do it whilst remaining in your home country. However, the results are often somewhat different. Input is often restricted to what you are exposed to in the classroom. Progress can often be slow and you will often find enthusiasm wanes after the novelty has worn off. This is because outside the classroom, there is no need to converse in English. The closest you get to this is through completing your homework, but often you will find this becomes a chore. Unless you are blessed with dogged determinism and enthusiasm, many of us will forget all about learning English until we step into the classroom again the following week.
Other benefits of learning English in an English speaking country
Not only does learning English in an English speaking country improve your general language learning experience, it also exposes you to other important factors attached to language learning. This includes the culture, the people and the overall functions of how certain countries do things. You will become familiar with the food people eat, when and how they eat, how people spend their free time, what people choose to spend their money on and how much things cost. The list is endless. It can provide you with an opportunity to really see how English speaking people live and provide you with an opportunity to see if you would like to live and work there yourself either permanently or temporarily in the future.
Making English speaking friends
If you spend a lot of time learning English in an English speaking country, you are very likely to make friends with native English speakers. You will go out with them, eat with them and experience all the things that they experience in their daily lives. This kind of interaction is especially good for learning the more informal aspects of the English language, like accent and dialect, proverbs and other “-ism’s” found in the English Language. You are only likely to learn these if you hear them spoken by a native speaker and are comfortable enough to ask what they mean. This is a very important part of becoming a fluent English speaker, as there are hundreds of these that are used frequently in everyday conversation among native speakers.
How to learn English in an English Speaking Country
Many of you will be thinking this is easier said than done. Going abroad costs a lot of money, and even once you’re there, issues of where you will stay and what you will do whilst learning to speak English will be on your mind. Fortunately, there are many schemes in place to facilitate this process.
You’re thinking about divorce – maybe you need to give some thought to where you live. Divorce laws differ widely from state to state. Here are 8 examples that will show you just how different divorce laws can be.
- Want To Get Out Of Paying Alimony? Well, if your spouse has been unfaithful, you want to be living in Georgia. Georgia law allows adultery as a bar to paying alimony. Make your case and alimony will not be awarded.
- Want To Get Even? Let’s get back to that unfaithful scenario. In 7 states you can still sue a homewrecker for “alienation of affection” if another person has stolen your spouse from you. New Mexico, Illinois, Hawaii, North Carolina, Mississippi, Utah and South Dakota are where you want to be if you want to sue. In some of those states, the name is “criminal conversation”.
- Want A Fast Divorce? You may think that Nevada is the state for a quickie divorce. Think again. In New Hampshire you can be divorced in a single day. You both just cross the border and stay in New Hampshire – that’s taking up residence. There’s no minimum processing time or minimum residency requirement. You can “move” to New Hampshire on Wednesday and file on Thursday and be divorced.
- Not So Fast? Then try Vermont. In Vermont, you have to have been residents for at least a year. You must undergo a six-month separation, living apart during that time. Meet those requirements and the judge will grant the divorce. But, wait! It’s not final for another three-months!
- Find Fault In Idaho. If your spouse is a boozer and you’ve had enough. You can file for a fault divorce on the grounds of habitual intemperance.
- Murder She Wrote – Or He Wrote. If you want grounds for a fault divorce in Tennessee, you just have to show that your spouse has tried to murder you “by poison or any other means showing malice.” Yikes!
- She Has A Headache Or He’s Not In The Mood. And, that can be ground for a fault divorce in North Dakota where “persistent refusal to have reasonable matrimonial intercourse” lets you file for a fault divorce.
- Still Seeing Each Other? In Delaware, a divorcing couple can continue to live together, but they must be in separate bedrooms. However, sex is allowed if it I an effort “to achieve reconciliation”.
You can see how different divorce laws can be – and that’s one reason why you want an experienced divorce lawyer on your side. You want an expert divorce attorney who understand the laws in your state and can help you make the right decisions within those boundaries.
We all use furniture in our house, but only few of us know how to arrange the furniture for perfect appearance. Here, I am going to discuss some tips on how to arrange home furniture.
Measurement: Before going to arrange the furniture, first you need to measure the room and hallways, stairs, etc. Measurement tapes can be used for it, but if you do not have it, you can measure by your foot. This thing must be taken in consideration even before the purchase of the furniture.
Variety: Though many people do not agree it, but I would say that adding different variety furniture in single space gives it a more pleasant look. It actually adds a visual interest to the space. You can try variety in colors, shapes of furniture, etc.
Use of Scaled Pieces: Scaled pieces are good to create balance. When used together, they not only add serenity in the room, but also help in creating a harmonious atmosphere in the room.
Furniture Balance: Balance within furniture items are generally of two types: symmetric and asymmetric. Symmetric arrangement means the use of similar kind of furniture together while asymmetric arrangement is the use of two different kinds of furniture next to each other.
Think like an Artist: Use an artistic approach to design the room. Think like a painter, make a rough sketch of the room as you want to see it, and process to design. For help, you can visit the internet for some good interior design pictures that will help you in creating an imagination.
Analyze the Depth in Artwork: This is also an important factor that can be used to choose the proper interior of the room. Take your room as an artwork and analyze its depth. To do that, you can stand at the room entrance and then look into the room near-to-far. This will give you an analysis of the depth of the room.
Divide and Arrange: if your room is much bigger, you can take it as smaller parts and then design each part separately. You can arrange furniture in each part according to need, but you should make sure the completeness of the room when different parts are viewed together.
Completeness: While making furniture arrangement, you must also make sure the completeness of the arrangement. Your furniture must perfectly comply with the interior of the room and they must form a completeness altogether.