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Practice You with Elena Brower

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Now displaying: September, 2023
Sep 30, 2023

On the chaos and coherence of water, the dire state of our soil both in Nature and our bodies, and how coherent water improves our markers of brainwave health, biological age, microbiome, energy levels, and our connection to the circadian rhythms of life.

  • 3:00 – What does the coherent state of water mean and look like? H2O molecules exist in a chaotic state. This chaos has an influence on our health and wellness despite being unaware of it.
  • 5:30 – 99% of our molecules are water. Water is the most fundamental level of our physical existence. Our biology on this planet depends on water.
  • 8:00 – Early research measuring the effect of water on plants. Measuring biophotons and the vitality of biological systems. Double blind, placebo controlled study on ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).
  • 10:40 – ATP levels of Ańalemma group were 20% over the placebo. 26% rise in overall mitochondrial energy of your body within 2 months of drinking the water. Brain health is enhanced, and longevity is affected. 25% of all of our energy in the body goes to the brain alone.
  • 13:45 – Double blind test with identical twins and brainwaves. Better connection between left and right hemisphere and cooling of brainwaves. There was a state of coherence observed in the brain.
  • 15:45 – Microbiome Study – We like to think of ourselves as a single species, but we are an entire ecosystem living in symbiosis with trillions of microorganisms. The state of our microbiome is related to any and all areas of human health.
  • 18:01 – The are more microbes in our body than human cells. There are over 150x more microbial genes in our body than human genes.
  • 20:30 – Most diseases are connected to having, or not having certain bacteria in your gut. Many the foods we are eating that are saturated with glyphosate, which is an antibiotic, which kills our microbiome. We need a rich and diverse gut microbiome.
  • 23:10 – So much glyphosate is being used all over the planet that some scientists are saying we have only 60 more harvests before we kill the microbiome of the soil completely. Ańalemma water changes the micro biome and fertility of the soil. Mother earth is the hidden voice of this project.
  • 26:20 – Water is a communication system. It is like an antenna that enables you to be connected to a larger environment. When we are connected deeply with ourselves and with our larger environment, we are flowing with it and not separated from it.
  • 28:45 – Coherent water, Ańalemma water, improves our connection to the circadian rhythms of life. New double blind, placebo controlled study on individual microbiomes planned for deeper examination.
  • 31:05 – Looking at pathogenic bacteria – reduction in pathogenic bacteria when people drink this water – Positive bacteria go up, and negative bacteria go down.
  • 32:30 – https://analemma-water.com/; Whole house Ańalemma – 100 person study on bathing in Ańalemma water
  • 35:35 – We have barely scratched the surface of the wonder of coherent water – new studies and new results are emerging.

Mario is an entrepreneur, researcher, and CEO New Earth Technologies, a company that offers the miracle of Analemma Water by transforming water into a coherent liquid crystalline state, enhancing the properties and benefits of the water we drink. 

In this conversation, we discuss the science of structured water and its impact on our overall health and longevity. 

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Sep 16, 2023

On our interconnectedness, releasing paradigms, and receiving the work that needs to pass through us.

  • 0:42 – Introducing Matthew Quick; Bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and We Are The Light; https://matthewquickwriter.com/
  • 3:00 – We Are The Light – A series of letters written by a mass shooting survivor from protagonist to analyst over the course of a couple years. These letters are about interacting with the little brother of the shooter.
  • 5:30 – Inspiration for the story – Movie theater shooting in Aurora, Co – writing a novel about a tragedy in a movie house and the people in the community come together to resanctify this space.
  • 8:04 – Getting sober in 2018; experiencing writers block for 3 years; entering Jungian analysis; having paranoid thoughts and taking that into the creative writing wrestling ring. After 7 years of trying to sit down to write this novel, it was written in 6 weeks.
  • 11:00 – This Jungian Life Podcast; The protagonist, Lucas, talking about Eli, the brother of the shooter. Tiny injections of reality from your analyst.
  • 14:00 – Lucas is tapping into these sacred places of radical love. He accesses a divine wisdom, possessed by the archetype of love in finding this reconciliation and healing of the community.
  • 17:05 – Conversations about power – as we elevate these conversations of power, are we relegating conversations of love? Lucas take the stance of radical love. Owning the potential of darkness within all of us through shadow work and learning to love the totality of our humanity.
  • 19:05 – How can we treat the shadow in others with more respect and bring dignity. Having the conversations as a community for acknowledging the personal responsibility for those unseen. Slowing down and taking the time to have human interactions.
  • 21:42 – The work is to see the people that make us the most angry are the people most like us. These things that make us uncomfortable are manifestations of things that are going on inside of us. Bringing it back to within and doing the work.
  • 24:11 – Seeing the humanity within all. Every single human is a part of this interconnected whole. Dropping opinions and assumptions and allowing vulnerability.
  • 26:45 – Teach the kids to think, not what to think. Give them the tools to make up their own minds about things. We don’t have much dialogue and nuanced conversation in public spaces based on our affiliations.
  • 29:15 – Our extroverted society demands quick answers and voicing of opinion, but complicated problems require a lot of pondering and meditation, especially in the wake of a tragedy.
  • 31:50 – Ego is always going to want to take responsibility for everything. How little control we actually have can be terrifying at first, but also creates a pathway to access better ways. The analyst says to get out of the way, let what comes through you come through you.
  • 34:15 – Having the humility to serve and let go afterwards is the trick. Life circumstances shift, but it comes back to service, humility and getting out of the way.
  • 36:45 – A message to those struggling to get sober; finding people who can support you and you can talk to.
  • 39:00 – Getting the benefit of talking about your sobriety. Admitting the need for allies.

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of  The Silver Linings Playbook—which was made into an Oscar-winning film—and eight other novels, including We Are the Light, a #1 Indie Next Pick and a Book of the Month selection. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 (German Youth Literature Prize) nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Matthew lives with his wife, the novelist Alicia Bessette, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

https://matthewquickwriter.com/

 

Sep 2, 2023

On growing our love, meeting ourselves with care, and receiving the intelligent tenderness of every moment.

  • 2:05 - You Better Be Lightning – winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award, Feathered Quill Book Award, American Library Association Over the Rainbow, Colorado Book Award & Goodreads Choice Finalist.
  • 4:30 - Things That Don’t Suck (Substack); Softening since high school, and over the last 10 years. Everything changing with the first buzz cut.
  • 6:30 - Anis Mojhani – “My heart was too big for my body, so I had to let it go.”; Discovering spoken word in 1999. Dreaming of having poetry readings in packed rock clubs.
  • 8:45 - People coming to the shows because they too were having panic attacks. Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and almost immediately feeling safer than ever before.
  • 10:50 - Remission nutrition and chemotherapy.
  • 13:00 - We don’t realize how much we are living in the future until we are confronted with our mortality. Trusting the universe and having a loving relationship with our mortality.
  • 15:15 - Favorite medium of art – Music. It transports to an expansive place, so many feelings at once, nostalgic and enlivening. We are every age we have ever been. We are all of the ages.
  • 17:20 - In order to offer forgiveness, I don’t have to love myself less, I can love myself more. Self love being the same thing as loving the entire world.
  • 20:10 - Choosing compassion over anger when finding out about getting cancer. Gaining this sudden clarity. Continuing to learn.
  • 23:35 - Learning tenderness from the places where there was a lack of tenderness. Becoming witness and having compassion for the edges. Seeing that kindness comes from offering kindness to the parts of me that haven’t been kind.
  • 25:50 - How much to share publicly vs keeping things quiet. Feeling safety in expression.
  • 27:35 - Drawing inspiration from everywhere. All of writing and creating is plagiarizing the beauty that is already here. What made the aspen trees is the same thing that made me.
  • 29:40 - Short readings from Andrea – “Instead of Depression”; “Wellness Check”;

Andrea Gibson is one of the most celebrated and influential spoken word poets of our time. Best known for their live performances, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. To hear Gibson is like hearing songwriters play their music, their trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, mental health and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. The winner of the first Women’s World Poetry Slam, Gibson has gone on to be awarded the LGBTQ Out100 and has been featured on BBC, NPR and CSpan. Gibson is the author of seven award winning books and seven full length albums. Their live shows have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

You Better Be Lightning (2021) by Andrea Gibson is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection.The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. You Better Be Lightning is winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award, Feathered Quill Book Award, American Library Association Over the Rainbow, Colorado Book Award & Goodreads Choice Finalist. https://buttonpoetry.com/product/you-better-be-lightning/

Things That Don't Suck (Substack) - It's common to look around and take inventory of what sucks. This is one poet's quest to uncover what doesn't, and what shifts when we shift our attention. https://andreagibson.substack.com

 

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