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Firebird’s Child

Published October 4, 2022 by tindertender

I choose my fantasy.
My fantasy does not choose me.

lyrics

I am the firebird! 
I am his daughter! 
I am the firebird’s child! 
I am a firebird! 
I am his daughter! 
And like the flame, I am wild wild wild wild 
WILD! 
I am the firebird! 
I am his daughter! 
I am the firebird’s child! 
I am a firebird, the boldest song you’ve ever heard 
Join in the dance, and make it wild, wild, wild! 
Join in the dance and make it wild! 

To see a maiden dance around 
a fire is not so strange 
but fire dances round the limbs 
of this uncommon maid! 
Be brave enough to burn 
and you’ll be brave enough to fly! 
Join your sister Solace as 
she lights the morning sky! 

I am the firebird… 

Wonders of the water air and 
earth are all the same 
you’ll never know a wonder 
like the wonders of the flame! 
Freely fly as what you are 
and never walk in shame! 
You must not fear to blister 
if you’d live a life in flame! 
I am girl and firebird 
and solace is my name! 

I am the firebird… 

If you’re brave enough to dance 
then you are brave enough to fly! 
Forget what’s right and proper! 
You won’t know until you try! 
If you’re brave enough to fly, 
then you are brave enough to burn! 
Take my hand and join me in the 
Carnival of Dawn! 

I am the firebird… 

Sister will you follow me? 
Sister will you follow me? 
Sister will you follow me? 
Sister sorrow walk with me! 

(Solace, Sorrow, round and round 
Sisters burn the morning down 
Solace, Sorrow, round and round, 
Sister, burn your Sorrow down!) 

Like a flame you must be wild/I am a firebird! 

I am the firebird… 

You must not fear to blister if you’d live a life in flame! 
Freely fly as what you are, keep dancing just the same! 
You’ll never know a wonder like the wonders of the flame! 
I am girl and firebird and Solace is my name!  see less

credits

from Blessings, released June 20, 2007

Number Message 428

Published October 3, 2022 by tindertender

October 3, 2022
8:28 a.m.

~ Be persistent in pursuing your goals and soul mission.

~ Your material and financial needs will always be met.

~ You are called to have stronger faith in your angels.

~ Your role is critical in this world.

~ The guardian angels want you to know you are immune. They will hinder you from evil. You will be surrounded by good health. They are on duty. They are working to make your life better. Past illness will stay at bay. Get to work and do not fear.

~ Personal Freedom means having a mind of your own.

~ Make yourself relevant.

~ If you work towards making others happy, you will be given joy. Everything you do will be repaid accordingly. Always watch your actions. The things you do dictate your future. Build your future by doing well for others.

~ Have a forgiving heart while interacting with people, but …

~ Do not let people get on your nerves when you can easily walk out of their lives and surround yourself with people that matter.

Let.Them.Go

Published October 3, 2022 by tindertender

Why do you make yourself available every so often to remind them you’re done with their crap?

Why go there at all with your time, attention and intention?

Leave them be. Walk away and stay gone. That’s the best affirmation of “I’m-done-ness”.

Sometimes It’s Like That

Published October 3, 2022 by tindertender

Sometimes we dive right into interference, just to see where it’s at.

I sense this is more or less what the collective human race is doing at this time, each in their own way.

Once you’re immersed in it, whatever “it” is, then there’s a risk you can’t see it anymore.

Pull up,
Pull back.

Balance in all things.

When Sleeping Women Wake

Published October 2, 2022 by tindertender

By Ara Campbell ~ https://thegoddesscircle.net/visionary-writing/when-wise-women-awaken

“When sleeping women wake, mountains will move.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Last night while I lay sleeping, I had a dream. (written 2017)

The world was in a state of total chaos and all that we had ever known was ending. Everything was volatile, violence raged openly and the people were suffering greatly. There was sadness around every corner and destruction flooded the air thick and unrelenting.

It was a time of darkness the likes of which none had ever beheld, a power taking over our world and squeezing the very light and love from its once lively core.

Yet even in this bleak time, hope was shining like a beacon on the horizon.

I saw women gathering in a house together, sisters from all walks of life and of all ages. Into the shattered air that stung of gloom they sung a song of universal love.

There in that place they created sacred space, a sanctuary against the coming storm. They wrote symbols of ancient wisdom on the walls, chanting incantations of protection and love for all the children of the Earth while their fingers clasped candles burning bright.

Drawing power from the natural world and summoning the mystery that flowed in their veins, they sat in circle drumming with the beat of their hearts petitioning for the madness to end. Their voices cried out for freedom, for joy and for all beings on this planet to live as one.

And then the dark night swallowed the vision, and it was gone.

Dawn broke through the silence and the world drew a great inhale.

The birds sang with the rising Sun and the green Earth stirred roots below and branches above. Animals took to the open with curiosity. The house of sisterhood I thought was swallowed by the darkness stood still, standing tall in spite of the raging dark storm that threatened to engulf it.

I could see the place where the women had gathered, the remnants of their workings for the world left behind, drums and feathers marking their sacred rite. The words “blessed be” were etched upon the walls, surrounded by sacred symbols of a time long passed. Peace had returned to the world and the air felt fresh and new.

The double-edged sword of the feminine had been held aloft, wielding fiery protection and nurturing love in great measure, and had withstood the tempest and rose from the ashes victorious.

The once buried power of the Goddess had returned during the time of the world’s greatest darkness. She had always slumbered within our spirits, a burning ember awaiting in the shadows, and now she had risen once more.

The wild and wise women of the world had awoken. By reclaiming the ancient mystery that flowed in their veins, the sisterhood of the feminine had broken the chains of bondage that once held the world prisoner and opened the gate for the return of the Goddess.

The time had come for the medicine of the fierce feminine to flow freely throughout the land.

Somewhere on the distant horizon, I saw a gathering of sisters, a circle of wise women from all walks of life.

And they smiled.

My Sisters, the time has come to rise and awaken the priestess thread within. As we arise and reclaim our truths and our voices, so we awaken and transform our whole world.

The Priestess is the element of alchemy that dwells within our soul. She is the powerful thread within that taps us into the energy to transform our world and bring out truth into being. If you hear the Call of the Priestess, join me here for my online Priestess Program: Inner Priestess Awakening Online Journey

~Ara Campbell

https://thegoddesscircle.net/visionary-writing/when-wise-women-awaken

art: Caroline Manière

Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

Published September 30, 2022 by tindertender

January 10, 2022

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/oregon-state-research-shows-hemp-compounds-prevent-coronavirus-entering-human-cells

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, were published today in the Journal of Natural Products.

Hemp, known scientifically as Cannabis sativa, is a source of fiber, food and animal feed, and multiple hemp extracts and compounds are added to cosmetics, body lotions, dietary supplements and food, van Breemen said.

Van Breemen and collaborators, including scientists at Oregon Health & Science University, found that a pair of cannabinoid acids bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, blocking a critical step in the process the virus uses to infect people.

The compounds are cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, CBDA, and the spike protein is the same drug target used in COVID-19 vaccines and antibody therapy. A drug target is any molecule critical to the process a disease follows, meaning its disruption can thwart infection or disease progression.

“These cannabinoid acids are abundant in hemp and in many hemp extracts,” van Breemen said. “They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans. And our research showed the hemp compounds were equally effective against variants of SARS-CoV-2, including variant B.1.1.7, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, and variant B.1.351, first detected in South Africa.”

Those two variants are also known the alpha and beta variant, respectively.

Characterized by crown-like protrusions on its outer surface, SARS-CoV-2 features RNA strands that encode its four main structural proteins – spike, envelope, membrane and nucleocapsid – as well as 16 nonstructural proteins and several “accessory” proteins, van Breemen said.

“Any part of the infection and replication cycle is a potential target for antiviral intervention, and the connection of the spike protein’s receptor binding domain to the human cell surface receptor ACE2 is a critical step in that cycle,” he said. “That means cell entry inhibitors, like the acids from hemp, could be used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and also to shorten infections by preventing virus particles from infecting human cells. They bind to the spike proteins so those proteins can’t bind to the ACE2 enzyme, which is abundant on the outer membrane of endothelial cells in the lungs and other organs.”

Using compounds that block virus-receptor interaction has been helpful for patients with other viral infections, he notes, including HIV-1 and hepatitis.

Van Breemen, Ruth Muchiri of the College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute and five scientists from OHSU identified the two cannabinoid acids via a mass spectrometry-based screening technique invented in van Breemen’s laboratory. Van Breemen’s team screened a range of botanicals used as dietary supplements including red clover, wild yam, hops and three species of licorice.

An earlier paper in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry described tailoring the novel method, affinity selection mass spectrometry, to finding drugs that would target the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

In the later research, lab tests showed that cannabigerolic acid and cannabidiolic acid prevented infection of human epithelial cells by the coronavirus spike protein and prevented entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells.

“These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans,” van Breemen said. “They have the potential to prevent as well as treat infection by SARS-CoV-2. CBDA and CBGA are produced by the hemp plant as precursors to CBD and CBG, which are familiar to many consumers. However, they are different from the acids and are not contained in hemp products.”

Van Breemen explains that affinity selection mass spectrometery, which he abbreviates to AS-MS, involves incubating a drug target like the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with a mixture of possible ligands – things that might bind to it – such as a botanical extract, in this case hemp extract.

The ligand-receptor complexes are then filtered from the non-binding molecules using one of several methods.

“We identified several cannabinoid ligands and ranked them by affinity to the spike protein,” van Breemen said. “The two cannabinoids with the highest affinities for the spike protein were CBDA and CGBA, and they were confirmed to block infection.

“One of the primary concerns in the pandemic is the spread of variants, of which there are many, and B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 are among the most widespread and concerning,” he added. “These variants are well known for evading antibodies against early lineage SARS-CoV-2, which is obviously concerning given that current vaccination strategies rely on the early lineage spike protein as an antigen. Our data show CBDA and CBGA are effective against the two variants we looked at, and we hope that trend will extend to other existing and future variants.”

Van Breemen said resistant variants could still arise amid widespread use of cannabinoids but that the combination of vaccination and CBDA/CBGA treatment should make for a much more challenging environment for SARS-CoV-2.

“Our earlier research reported on the discovery of another compound, one from licorice, that binds to the spike protein too,” he said. “However, we did not test that compound, licochalcone A, for activity against the live virus yet. We need new funding for that.”

Timothy Bates, Jules Weinstein, Hans Leier, Scotland Farley and Fikadu Tafesse of OHSU also contributed to the cannabinoid study.

About the OSU College of Pharmacy: The College of Pharmacy prepares students of today to be the pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical sciences researchers of tomorrow by contributing to improved health, advancing patient care and the discovery and understanding of medicines.

STORY BY: 

Steve Lundeberg, 541-737-4039
steve.lundeberg@oregonstate.edu

SOURCE: 

Richard van Breemen, 541-737-5078
Richard.vanbreemen@oregonstate.edu

https://oregonstate.edu/digital-millennium-copyright-act

Follow the Leader

Published September 30, 2022 by tindertender

Written by: @tyromper

A client & brother of mine started texting his wife every morning a few things he was grateful for.

There was always something about her, little stuff.

•Grateful you pack the kids lunches.
•Grateful you’re such a hands on mom.

Before this they had a roomate marriage at best.

A cool thing happened after a couple weeks of not getting much back besides thanks.

Then, it was thanks & have a great day too.

Then it was thanks I am grateful for you working so hard too.

Then it was videos back & forth.

Then it wasn’t roommates anymore!

I share this because the MAIN DM I get from men is I wish my wife would __ xyz then I would….

Brothers,

She wants to FOLLOW your lead & energy.

But you must lead & be worthy of following.

This starts by leading yourself & DOING WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE GOING TO DO!

I used to complain my wife was negative & that she complained too much.

ALL I DID WAS COMPLAIN TO HER ABOUT:
-The President
-My boss & clients
-My life & challenges

She was simply mirroring back my energy.

Women are amazing.

They often magnify & AMPLIFY what we put out.

Now that I don’t complain my wife is my biggest source of encouragement & life.

It’s a beautiful cycle of uplifting one another in our home.

This all starts with you fellas.

You need to make a choice today that you’re going to lead!

Never blame your wife.
Your home is on you.

Take the lead.

Start with yourself!

•Wake up without snoozing.
•Get movement in & take care of your health.
•Help your wife & acknowledge all she does.
•Be present with your kids & high energy at home.
•Never blame anyone. There’s freedom in that.

The main thing guys need is community & accountability.

We need to grow together to be our best selves!

My brother @MikeSchiff_ & I are starting our second 16 week mens group soon.

Last group we saw guys lose weight, reconnect in marriages, become present dads & more!

Our groups go for 16 weeks, but to both Mike & I it’s a lifetime brotherhood.

It never ends.

If you want a community of men that’s going to challenge you, push you, & walk into your destiny as a leader & man then DM @MikeSchiff_ or I today TEAM & we will send you more info.

Whether you join our group or not,

Take ownership of your life today.
Take ownership of your home.
Take ownership of your mission.

I had only drinking buddies years ago & my marriage, health & life was in shambles.

Then 1 decision & a community around me turned my life around!

“A husband’s leadership in marriage is not based on superior abilities but on divine placement. Leadership means assuming responsibility for the relationship, being accountable to God and putting your wife’s needs above your own. It means making her load lighter, not heavier. It means helping her develop and utilize her gifts and abilities. It means loving her sacrificially.” -Dennis Rainey

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