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Solar Sun Flares: How Solar Weather Might be Affecting You

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by Candace Liccione

Most people never think much about the sun and what it means to us on Earth except for sunny days. The sun is constantly doing something that affects all of us. The sun produces solar flares, geomagnetic storms, solar winds and coronal mass ejections. The surface of the sun is responsible for “space weather”. Solar flares are explosions on the sun’s surface that launch huge amounts of X-rays, radiation and particles into the ionosphere.

We are in a time of solar minimum which is an 11-year period of hardly any solar flares, but we are still bombarded by solar winds, coronal mass ejections and geomagnetic storms. All the energies coming from the sun and from space affect not only each of us but our communication systems, power grids, satellites and airline flights.

The normal functioning of our brain is dependent upon a normal electromagnetic environment. We are electromagnetic beings and we are now receiving higher doses of electromagnetic energy that we did before. The increase in solar events causes us to lose track of time, thoughts fly away, we have difficulty sleeping, tossing and turning and having really weird dreams. Some people feel queasiness, body pains, phantom pains and dizziness. You can also feel sense of overpowering grief for no reason, vision problems, inner ear issues and inner-outer buzzing. You can also experience headaches, migraines, breathing issues, a tingly head, irritability and the list goes on.

I am very sensitive to geomagnetic storms and have told people about them for a very long time. They thought I was crazy but now there is scientific evidence available so everyone can know I am not crazy!
— Candace Liccione

There has been a recent study by researchers from Caltech regarding “can humans sense magnetic storms”. They have convincing evidence that changes in the earth’s magnetic field can suppress alpha waves in our brains. When you close your eyes and relax and daydream about something, your brain is filled with alpha waves, now try this during a magnetic storm. You don’t have that sense of relaxation.

Perhaps this can explain why so many people have anxiety that doesn’t feel like it is coming from their life issues. Researchers have long known that living creatures can sense magnetic fields – honeybees, turtles, birds, whales and bats use magnetic fields to help them navigate and dogs can be trained to find buried magnets.

In some of the participants in the Caltech study - alpha brain waves decreased in power as much as 60% in response to shifting magnetic fields. They are calling this “a new human sense” called “magnetoreception”. Most people in the study were not aware that they were being affected by the shifting magnetic field. Geomagnetic forces interact with sunlight to stimulate your hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

I am passionate about wanting to share with you information that can be affecting your life and that you probably didn’t know about. Now I hope that you will remember the next time you hear the words “solar flares” or “solar weather”, these sun bursts may possibly be affecting your daily life way beyond interfering with the grid and your electronics.


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Letting Go of the Clutter

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Photo by Camille Villanueva on Unsplash.com

by Candace Liccione

With the popularity of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series Tidying Up, I thought I would share my thoughts on letting go of clutter. Many of us have a tendency to clutter our lives with unnecessary clutter. We buy stuff we think we will need someday. For some reason of human nature, we feel that we will not be able to find it when or if we need it later.

I have quilting friends that hoard piles and piles of fabric. They have so much fabric that they get overwhelmed and just go out and buy new fabric rather than deal with going through their current collection. I have other friends that cannot let go of anything. Their lives are so full of stuff and they get overwhelmed and live amid rooms full of possessions they don’t need or will ever use. When do possessions become clutter? First, think of all the money you have spent on your clutter. Most people have spent a small fortune on their hoard. Let go of the idea of there not being enough or “I will never find this to buy again”.

In Feng Shui, your home holds the energy of what occurs there. Clutter blocks the energy flowing through your space and your life. Your space reflects your life. If your space is cluttered, then your life is probably just as cluttered. Do you really need all that stuff? Of course, the answer is no.

Are you at a time in your life where you are ready to let go of what does not serve you anymore? It’s time to simplify and clean up our lives and our homes. You don’t need to drag along with you anymore, all that baggage and possessions that tie you down.

It’s time to let go of the material things that don’t bring you joy and happiness. Give yourself permission to start cleaning, donating and letting go of all that stuff.

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Breaking Old Patterns

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by Candace Liccione

We are seeing a lot of bad behavior in our lives and in the world lately. Some days, it seems as if the world was populated only by toddlers. People around us are having meltdowns, anger issues and trouble dealing with their emotional issues.

Lots of people come through the door of my shop and since we are a creativity and wellness shop, people know it is okay to share their issues with us. Recently, a lady came in and somehow the talk came around to her having issues with her sisters and about them giving her unwanted advice that ended up in upset and fighting. As she described her issues with her sisters, I realized that all this trouble reached into the past from childhood. It was sibling rivalry that started long ago and was brought forward as a pattern that they have repeated for years. She wanted to know what to do.

I mentioned that I have had the same issue in my life. I finally realized if I just thanked the person for the advice, the conversation was over. I didn’t have to say yes or no to their advice, just thanked them for their input. She said “how do I do that?” and my advice was all you have to do when it happens next time is say “thank you for the advice.”

We need to let go of old patterns, family patterns, old beliefs, old reactions we have from our childhood and have carried into our adult lives. When you come in conflict with someone, just stop yourself from getting upset by taking a deep breath and don’t take it personally. Make yourself handle it in a different way so you can break the old pattern. It’s easy but you have to catch yourself and not go into old reactions.

Keep your words and thoughts positive, stop complaining, change your self-talk and just be aware that if things aren’t flowing in your life, that you are stuck in old behaviors and patterns and that you can simply change your thoughts and change your life.

Listen to Candace talk about this topic on Healing Life Wisdom Radio on-demand.

 
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