Month: April 2017

The Fear of Death

souls are pure energyMillions of people fear death. They are however not aware that it is only the physical body,which is just dead matter anyway without the soul,that withers off. The soul is death less.

Universal energy is what gives the spark of life to a body.This energy never dies and therefore there is no need to fear the death of the physical body.

Death is the departure of the living spirit, the essence of life, from the body. The body consists of elements which come from the earth. Calcium in the bones, water in the blood, and oxygen in the lungs are all elements which come from the earth.
A physical examination of the body can reveal that it can not live by itself.

The sparkle of life, the spirit, the soul is required for bodies to live. Whatever we may call it; it is this energy which converts the body into a living mechanism with intelligence. Body, Mind, Intelligence all go to form a continuum.

From this BMI system, as the spirit/soul goes away, death of the physical body occurs. However it never is the end of life of the soul.

In fact, death of the body is the beginning of a new and perhaps better life for the soul. The disintegration of the body, which we call death, actually marks the commencement of a new life; it is the entry port to another life in a new format. So there is no reason to fear death.

Birth and death are in fact nothing but illusions in real terms. From the moment one is born, along with growth of the body elements of decay and death also accompanies it. Death and disintegration of the body can happen at short notice, nay, even without notice. The body that is seen today may not be seen tomorrow.

There is absolutely no guarantee that one who lives today will continue to live tomorrow. A sudden hemorrhage, a massive cardiac arrest, an accident etc can cause death at any moment. We can never be one hundred percent certain that we will get up alive from our sleep. We live only on that hope. It is divine grace which keeps us alive from one day to the next; from one moment to the next.

He who is born will have to die. He who dies must begin a new life, somewhere, sometime. Birth and death are just illusionary which appear like the beginning and end of life. In real fact, there is no death and there is no birth. Only the universal soul, energy personified, lives and exists. There is absolutely no reason to fear death or funeral memorial ideas. What appears as birth and death are just transformations of energy into matter and matter back into energy.

Just as we throw away torn out or disliked clothes and take new ones, the soul decides to throw away the bodies which it does not like. The new dress gives you some satisfaction for some time. This is exactly what the soul does when it does not like the body any more, may be due to disease or old age or whatever.

The soul only exists.

The bodies exist only temporarily and are not permanent or non destroyable. No one should therefore have any fear of the death of the physical body. You (better to enquire “Who Am I” here) are only changing into a new wardrobe!

The supreme soul is energy itself and therefore has no death, no decay and it is also beyond the controls of the dimensions of time and space. It is self transforming into matter for a few fragments of time when it decides to dwell in matter and gives life to a body.Once you are convinced about this,there is no more need to fear death.

Homemade Room Deodorizers 16 Apr

Homemade Room Deodorizers

Homemade Room DeodorizersRoom deodorizers can be quite expensive. Why pay upwards of $5.00 a bag for scented colored wood chips or other store-bought room deodorizers? There are a variety of homemade room deodorizers you can make, and fragrance options are endless.

Homemade room deodorizers are easy to make, and they can be developed to match any fragrance.

Consider the following homemade room deodorizers to add a fresh clean scent to your home.

Homemade Spicy Rose Simmering Potpourri

If you love the scent of roses and have access to rose petals, this liquid room deodorizer is a wonderful choice. The scent of roses in this homemade room deodorizer mingles with the scent of fresh rosemary, mint, and cinnamon, as well as other piquant fragrances. If you love flowery, zesty scents, this mixture is a fantastic choice.

To make this fragrant room deodorizer you’ll need two cups of fresh rosemary, two cups of freshly picked rose petals, two cups of mint leaves, three large cinnamon sticks, one-half cup of allspice, two dried cloves, two cups of white vinegar, and a large heat-resistant container with a lid.

Alternately you can add or remove ingredients to develop your own simmering potpourri scent. If you love the scent of rich vanilla, consider replacing the cinnamon sticks with vanilla beans. If you scent of citrus excites your senses, add fresh lemon, lime, or orange peels to the mixture. Use your sense of smell along with your imagination to develop a simmering potpourri that suits your individual preference.

Heat the white vinegar on the stove, and while the vinegar is heating, mix the dry ingredients in a large heat-resistant container.

Pour the hot vinegar over the dry ingredients, and after the mixture has cooled, put the lid on the container. After about a week, pour your spicy rose-scented potpourri into a simmering pot, or heat it using one of the following methods.

Ways to Use Homemade Simmering Potpour

Don’t Buy It, Make It!

A one-cup electric warmer is good for more than heating hot water or other consumable liquids. Consider making a batch of simmering potpourri, and heat it in a mug on a one-cup electric warmer. Your home will smell delightfully fragrant for hours.

If you don’t have an electric potpourri simmering pot or an electric cup warmer, simply pour simmering potpourri into a microwave-safe bowl, and heat it in your microwave. Set it on a hot pad on the kitchen counter or on your stove top, and enjoy the scent of simmering potpourri until the steam dissipates.

Reheat the mixture to once again to enjoy the scent of potpourri wafting through your home.

Alternately you can simmer homemade potpourri on the stove over very low heat, but don’t forget about it as the mixture evaporates. Although it will weaken the scent, you can add hot water to make the simmering mixture last a little longer.

Quick and Easy Room Deodorizer

If you’re in a hurry to deodorize a room, simply put a few drops of essential oil, peppermint oil, or any other scented oil, on several cotton balls. Place the oiled cotton balls in a decorative jar with a lid, and remove the lid whenever you want to deodorize the room.

If you want to add to the realism of artificial flowers, purchase essential oil that smells like specific faux flowers. Put several drops of oil on cotton balls, and drop them out of sight into a vase of matching flowers.

The efflorescence will add to the decor while delightfully deodorizing your home, says a friend of mine who is a Houston Heights listing agent.

Homemade Carpet Room Deodorizer

Carpeting absorbs all kinds of household odors, and unpleasant odors often ascend from carpets. Carpet deodorizers can be rather expensive, but you can make store-bought deodorizers last twice as long. Simply mix equal parts of baking soda with store-bought carpet room deodorizer, and apply it to the carpeting with a flour sifter. This homemade room deodorizer will add a fresh clean scent to your home that will linger for days.