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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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You are what you think you are

Mark Waggener - March 8th, 2007
Have you ever questioned whether your thoughts actually have a physical effect on things? Can it be assumed that our mental health and physical condition go hand-in-hand, based on the way we think? If you nod in agreement, then you are likely to recognize that thoughts contain a type of energy which can manifest into a positive or negative form
of overall well being. How you apply this energy on a day-to-day basis can directly contribute to experiences you have throughout your entire life.

Universal Laws
The universe is a field of magnetic energy and puts out a particular frequency. In the same sense, our bodies are continually sending signals in the form of energy which are derived from our individual thought processes. It has been noted scientifically that a human thought transmits a frequency which can be measured through brain waves.
Through the use of Kirlian photography, scientific evidence has also suggested that there is a distinct magnetic field that mirrors each and every one of us. This electromagnetic field sends signals to the universe just as the universe sends signals to us. You can consider this type of energy a life force -- or an aura -- that represents physical and emotional functions.

Endless Thoughts
Throughout each day, most people generate approximately 50,000 thoughts, which result from chemical and electrical activity within the brain. Since the human brain can be considered our main source of electrical energy, it is therefore responsible for gathering information and sending out instructions to the body and mind. The majority of this activity in a healthy human brain is involuntary, but when it comes to the way we choose to think, this voluntary process is overtly manageable. Being “tuned in,” so to speak, can materialize in so many ways. The frequency or signal you decide to emit on a consistent basis will draw that likeness back to you in the form of some type of energy.

Awareness
Although it is impossible to monitor all of our daily thoughts, it is conceivable to enhance the positive ones and dispel the negative ones. It is simply a matter of mental aerobics and re-programming your mind through continued awareness, repetition, and determination.
Subsequently, through emotions, we all have the power to distribute positive energy based solely on good thoughts. You don’t have to ask yourself, who talks to you more than anyone else in life; the answer is quite simple: you do. It’s the manner in which you choose to speak silently to yourself that can lay the groundwork for a self-fulfilling destiny.

Like attracts like
Whatever you have, or are, you attract more of. If someone is having a bad day at work, it can be quite apparent that they are sending out negative energy which most people can sense, and oftentimes prefer to avoid. The result of that energy heightens the negative situation and affects your immediate health and welfare. Regardless of what’s causing the negative vibes, it can be reversed in an instant by taking charge of those thoughts. It may be easier said than done, but the next time a negative notion enters your mind, send it to the recycle bin and replace it with an uplifting thought.

Fully Charged
In a harmonious equation, if someone is having a great day and exudes a smile and favorable mood, it can be just as apparent and creates an infectious field of good energy. A positive shift in energy affects everything around us and is beneficial in nourishing organs and cells within the body to support their vital functions. Like a rush of water, it can clear debris from our path so we can move forward. It is this type of charged energy that attracts like-minded people and positive situations, and generates a positive aura.

Magnetic Beings
If we think of ourselves as a magnet, we can attract or repel anything we choose. Dwelling on the things we don’t have or the situations we place ourselves in with dissenting thoughts can deter us from what we can achieve spiritually and emotionally.
Regardless of whether it is your health, your relationships, your financial situation, or your personal well-being, every thought and every emotion running through your mind has a profound effect on the outcome. Look around and take notice of the people who do exemplify a positive aura. Place your own order with the universe and attract what you want with spirited anticipation. By exerting an energetic mind and will, the potential to harness the automatic functions of our entire being can be realized.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -- Henry Ford
 
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