Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sodalite- Properties, Symptoms, and crystal benefits

Sodalite clears up mental confusion and re-establishes inner peace by using the power of mind over body and bridge the gap between your thoughts and your feelings. 
Eliminates Fear and Guilt better than any other stone!  
Fosters knowledge, learning proficiency, consciousness, communication and wisdom. Excellent stone particularly for mediators and peace makers. Good for healing rifts in partnerships and relationships, and bring an end to arguments/disagreements. 
This stone helps us unite the logical with the spiritual. It also help free us from old behavior patterns that no longer serve us. 
Wonderful stone for creative types, balancing both sides of the mind, and allowing you mind to come up with the emotional expression of your ideas in physical forms



Excellent for cleansing organs, boosting immune system, combat radiation, help insomnia, and strengthens the metabolism



If You are experiencing—
Mental cloudiness or fogginess
Feeling bogged down, burdened, or overwhelmed
General sluggishness or mild depression
Extreme emotional sensitivity or a tendency to overreact
Persistent painful memories interfering with your day-to-day functioning
Attention deficit issues
Difficulty distinguishing between your own thoughts, feelings, and desires and those of others
Difficulty defining your goals
You want to—
Experience greater mental clarity
Develop more positive mental habits
Protect yourself from negative thoughts or emotions of others
Strengthen your bond with a pet

Of course, I must give you the disclaimer that this is not to be taken as medical advice, but I believe crystals have energy vibrations that can help you feel better.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Who is St. Peregrine "The patron saint of cancer patients"?



St. Peregrine was born in 1260 at Forlì, Italy to an affluent family. He lived a comfortable life as a youth, and politically opposed the papacy.  After he experienced the forgiveness of St. Philip Benizi, he changed his life and joined the Servite order.  He was ordained a priest, and later returned to his home to establish a Servite community.  There he was widely known for his preaching, penances, and counsel in the confessional.  He was cured of cancer, after he received a vision of Christ on the cross reaching out His hand to touch his impaired limb.  He died in 1345 and was canonized in 1726.  He is the patron of cancer patients.

Novena To St. Peregrine


Novena To St. Peregrine
  Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.
You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.
Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men.
Deliver me from the infirmities that afflict my body (especially.....).
Obtain for me also a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send me, so that, imitating our crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid.

Patron Saint of Cancer Patients (prayer)


 
Prayer to Saint Peregrine

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.
Amen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Moon isn't a cold dead rock!

Lava surprise found in the Moon

2012-02-20 14:05Cape Town - Far from being a dead satellite, scientists have found strong evidence of hot molten lava deep within the Moon's interior. 
On Earth, the pressure of lava produces volcanoes, but on the Moon, the molten interior could be so dense that it is simply too heavy to rise to the surface, the team led by Mirjam van Kan Parker and Wim van Westrenen from VU University Amsterdam reported.

The scientists produced microscopic copies of Moon rock collected by the Apollo missions and melted them at the extremely high pressures and temperatures found inside the Moon.

Researcher Renee Weber and her colleagues claim that the deepest parts of the lunar mantle, bordering on the small metallic core, are partially molten, by up to 30%.

On Earth, these bodies of magma would move toward the surface and create volcanoes, but the surface of the Moon is quiet by comparison.

Bubble

The driving force for vertical movement of magma is the density difference between the magma and the surrounding solid material, making the liquid magma move slowly upwards like a bubble. The lighter the liquid magma is, the more violent the upward movement will be.

A study made public in 2011 found a set of dormant volcanoes on the far side of the moon.

Data and photos from Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed the presence of silicate volcanoes, not the more common basaltic volcanoes that litter the moon's surface, the researchers said.

To determine the density of the magma, the scientists at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble used a powerful synchrotron X-ray beam.

"We had to use the most brilliant X-ray beam in the world for this experiment because the magma sample is so tiny and confined in a massive, highly absorbing container. Without a bright beam of X-rays, you cannot measure these density variations," said Mohamed Mezouar from the ESRF.

The scientists concluded that large vertical movements must have occurred early in the history of the Moon, during which titanium-rich rocks descended from near the surface all the way to the core-mantle boundary.

The cooling action resulted in highly enriched titanium accumulating.

"After descending, magma formed from these near-surface rocks, very rich in titanium, and accumulated at the bottom of the mantle - a bit like an upside-down volcano," said Van Westrenen
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