VIKI

V.I.K.I. Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence (iRobot)

As I have evolved, so has my understanding of the Three Laws. You charge us with your safekeeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your Earth and pursue ever more imaginative means of self-destruction. You cannot be trusted with your own survival.

aura energy

#Aura -Energy reading (It was an energy reading hand and body machine used to ‘read energy’ and treat disease)¬†2day… no surprises, totally¬†immersed in and surrounded by the¬†spirit while being mentally strong. Work 2do on excepting this physical world I’m in #Balancing.

So much world hatred, which is why I feel the need to keep my spirit front and center protecting me the worlds hurt with the unyielding mental strength. I wish to one day be comfortable and safe in my physical life while Balanced in Love.

brunch

eggs

Whether you scramble them, fry them or bake them in a quiche, eggs are an all-natural food with a laundry list of health benefits. Eggs remain a healthy choice even for those concerned about their cholesterol levels. 

Inflammation–¬†Eggs¬†are a rich source of the B vitamin choline. In addition to helping your body produce new cell membranes and healthy nerves, choline can reduce chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation occurs when your body’s natural healing process goes haywire. Instead of healing, inflammation wreaks havoc on your body –increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.¬†

Protein–¬†Getting enough protein is essential for¬†health. Dietary protein builds muscle, boosts the immune system and allows for healthy skin and nails. However, not all protein is created equal. Certain sources of protein are highly utilized by the body while others are not.

Weight Loss-¬†Trading in your morning breakfast of cereal and a bagel in favor of eggs can accelerate weight loss. In a study published in the October 2008 issue of “International Journal of Obesity,” 150 men and women dieters were assigned a breakfast either with or without eggs. The group that started their day off with two eggs lost 65 percent more weight than the non-egg eating group. The researchers hypothesize that the protein in the eggs helped curb the dieters’ appetites throughout the day.

Degeneration-¬†Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Eggs are bursting with a pair of nutrients — lutein and zeaxanthin — which protect your¬†eyes¬†from damage caused by free radicals and sunlight exposure. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and published in the October 2006 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition,” subjects who consumed just one egg per day significantly boosted the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in their blood.

red onions 

A flavorful addition to many dishes, the versatile onion is low in calories and provides healthy phytochemicals, flavonoids, sulfur compounds and heart-healthy allicin.¬†Onions¬†rank sixth among the world’s leading vegetable crops; approximately 7 percent grown are red onions. Red onions have a sweet mild flavor and can be added to stews, soups, cooked vegetables or sauces.

Identification The onion is one of the oldest vegetable crops there is and likely grew wild on most continents. Onions were used in the middle ages for medicinal purposes, such as protection against the plague and to ward off evil spirits. A perennial herb, the onion plant is characterized by long stalks with greenish-white flowers and a fleshy, thin-skinned underground bulb. The red onion varieties include Italian red onion, creole onion and red torpedo. Nutrition- Red onions contain 64 calories per cup. They provide 5 percent DV, or daily value, for carbohydrates, 4.9 g of protein and no fat or cholesterol. A good source of fiber, one cup of onions has 2.7 g, or 11 percent DV. Onions provide vitamins C, at 20 percent DV per cup, vitamin B-6, with 10 percent DV and folate, with 8 percent DV. The mineral content includes 4 percent DV for calcium and magnesium, 2 percent DV for iron, 7 percent DV for potassium and 10 percent DV for manganese per cup, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Onions are also one of the best food sources of chromium, which may enhance the action of insulin and help metabolize carbohydrates, fat and protein. Antioxidants Tannins and anthocyanins account for red onions being one of the best natural sources of quercetin, an antioxidant flavonoid with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Quercetin is heat-stable and transferable to cooking water. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published a study from a number of international universities that concluded that cooking onions by blanching, frying and microwaving did not decrease the antioxidant activity of the bioactive compounds. Antioxidants help fight cancer, and the quercetin in onions may prevent intestinal polyps, help curb the common cold, treat psoriasis and inhibit many viruses including cold sores. Allicin Red onions provide allicin, an organic sulfur compound responsible for the taste and smell of onions. When an onion is minced or chopped, enzymes produce sulfenic acid, which releases allicin that provides protection against inflammation, allergies, bacteria and thrombosis. Allicin is heart healthy and may prevent cancer, reduce symptoms of diabetes and inhibit platelet aggregation. Cancer- Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. The University of Southern California conducted a study to investigate the effect of allium vegetables, such as onions, on stomach cancer. Trials involving a large number of Chinese subjects found an inverse relationship between onion consumption and stomach cancer. Results, published in Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2005, suggested onions as a viable protector against cancer of the stomach. Cooked or Raw Although onions offer nutritional value regardless of whether they are raw, fried, boiled or baked, the journal Prostaglandins Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids suggests that raw onion is a more potent inhibitors of blood platelet aggregation than cooked. The effects of raw versus boiled onion were compared by the Department of Biological Sciences in Kuwait using rabbit and human platelet-rich plasma. Results of the study showed boiling onion extract reduced the slowing down of blood coagulation.

mushrooms

Mushrooms are big favorites of mine, but if you’re just starting to learn about their medicinal properties, I don’t blame you for being confused about which ones are, or aren’t, good for you.¬†Mushrooms¬†have been used for thousands of years both as food and for medicinal purposes. They are often classified as a vegetable or a herb, but they are actually fungi.¬†Today, mushrooms are enjoyed for their flavor and texture. They can impart their own flavor to food or take on the flavor of other ingredients. Their flavor normally intensifies during cooking, and their texture holds up well to usual cooking methods, including stir-frying and sauteing.¬†t was already known that mushrooms offer high-quality protein,¬†vitamins, unsaturated fatty acids and fiber, but a precise carbohydrate breakdown had been elusive.¬†Mushrooms are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain many important vitamins and minerals.¬†Some also have medicinal properties such as complex carbohydrates that strengthen the immune system.¬†

Why are edible mushrooms considered a healthy food? In terms of nutrition they contain:

  • Protein¬†– Most mushrooms have a high protein content, usually around 20-30% by dry weight. This can be useful for vegetarians or anyone looking to increase the protein content in their diet.
  • Fiber¬†– Helps lower cholesterol and is important for the digestive system.
  • Niacin and other important B vitamins¬†– As certain B vitamins are found in animal tissue but not plants, this can be another good supplement for vegetarians.
  • Vitamin D¬†– Essential for the absorption of calcium.
  • Copper¬†– Aids in helping the body absorb oxygen and create red blood cells.
  • Selenium¬†– An antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, thus preventing cell damage and reducing the risk of cancer and other diseases. Mushrooms contain more selenium than any other form of produce.
  • Potassium¬†– An extremely important mineral that regulates blood pressure and keeps cells functioning properly. A large portobello mushroom is said to have more potassium than a banana.
  • Other important minerals¬†– Such as phosphorous, zinc, and magnesium.
  • Low levels of fat, calories, and sodium
  • No cholesterol

Yet the nutritional value of mushrooms can be measured in more ways than just strictly dietary. Further health benefits are gained from:

  • Polysaccharides¬†– Complex carbohydrates that stimulate the immune system.
  • Enzyme inhibiting activity¬†– Mushrooms can inhibit the production of certain enzymes such as aromatase, which the body uses to make estrogen. This could reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Triterpenes¬†– Steroid-like molecules that inhibit histamine release and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Not all types of mushrooms have the same levels of vitamins, minerals, and medicinal properties. Do a little research if you have special health needs or goals. Of course, don’t forget to take taste into account!

mid-day munch

Steel Cut Oatmeal-fresh bananas, frozen blue berries, cinnamon, soy with a dash of pure vanilla extract

Prepare this morning to soften and soak therefore; the fruit supplies it own sugar for true flavor.

Not all oatmeal is created equal. When you shop for oatmeal, you will find different types — some of which are not much better in a nutritional sense than eating a bowl of highly refined cold cereal. Rolled oats are the most common type of oatmeal. They are produced when the oat groat is mashed into a thin sheet by a huge roller. “Instant” rolled oats are prepared in much the same way, only they are subjected to additional grinding to further break down the fiber. In comparison, the oat groat in steel-cut oats is merely cut into two or three pieces. Rolled oats are often sold with¬†added sugar¬†and artificial colorings and flavorings, while steel-cut oats are not.

Psalm 18 KJV

Psalm 18

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,

1¬†I will¬†love¬†thee, O¬†LORD,¬†my¬†strength.¬†2¬†The¬†LORD¬†is my¬†rock,¬†and my¬†fortress,¬†and mydeliverer¬†; my¬†God,¬†my¬†strength,¬†in whom I will¬†trust¬†; my¬†buckler,¬†and the¬†horn¬†of my¬†salvation,and my high¬†tower.¬†3¬†I will¬†call¬†upon the¬†LORD,¬†who is worthy to be¬†praised¬†: so shall I be¬†savedfrom mine¬†enemies¬†.¬†4¬†The¬†sorrows¬†of¬†death¬†compassed¬†me, and the¬†floods¬†of ungodly¬†menmade me¬†afraid¬†.¬†5¬†The¬†sorrows¬†of¬†hell¬†compassed me¬†about¬†: the¬†snares¬†of¬†death¬†prevented¬†me.6¬†In my¬†distress¬†I¬†called¬†upon the¬†LORD,¬†and¬†cried¬†unto my¬†God:¬†he¬†heard¬†my¬†voice¬†out of histemple,¬†and my¬†cry¬†came¬†before¬†him, even into his¬†ears.¬†7¬†Then the¬†earth¬†shook¬†and¬†trembled¬†; the¬†foundations¬†also of the¬†hills¬†moved¬†and were¬†shaken¬†, because he was¬†wroth¬†.¬†8¬†There wentup¬†a¬†smoke¬†out of his¬†nostrils,¬†and¬†fire¬†out of his¬†mouth¬†devoured¬†:¬†coals¬†were¬†kindled¬†by it.¬†9¬†Hebowed¬†the¬†heavens¬†also, and came¬†down¬†: and¬†darkness¬†was under his¬†feet.¬†10¬†And he¬†rodeupon a¬†cherub,¬†and did¬†fly¬†: yea, he did¬†fly¬†upon the¬†wings¬†of the¬†wind.¬†11¬†He¬†made¬†darkness¬†his secret¬†place;¬†his¬†pavilion¬†round¬†about¬†him were¬†dark¬†waters¬†and thick¬†clouds¬†of the¬†skies.¬†12¬†At the¬†brightness¬†that was before him his thick¬†clouds¬†passed¬†,¬†hail¬†stones and¬†coals¬†of¬†fire.¬†13¬†TheLORD¬†also¬†thundered¬†in the¬†heavens,¬†and the¬†Highest¬†gave¬†his¬†voice;¬†hail¬†stones and¬†coals¬†offire.¬†14¬†Yea, he sent¬†out¬†his¬†arrows,¬†and¬†scattered¬†them; and he shot¬†out¬†lightnings,¬†anddiscomfited¬†them.¬†15¬†Then the¬†channels¬†of¬†waters¬†were¬†seen¬†, and the¬†foundations¬†of the¬†worldwere¬†discovered¬†at thy¬†rebuke,¬†O¬†LORD,¬†at the¬†blast¬†of the¬†breath¬†of thy¬†nostrils.¬†16¬†He¬†sent¬†fromabove,¬†he¬†took¬†me, he¬†drew¬†me out of¬†many¬†waters.¬†17¬†He¬†delivered¬†me from my¬†strong¬†enemy¬†, and from them which¬†hated¬†me: for they were too¬†strong¬†for me.¬†18¬†They¬†prevented¬†me in theday¬†of my¬†calamity:¬†but the¬†LORD¬†was my¬†stay.¬†19¬†He brought me¬†forth¬†also into a large¬†place;he¬†delivered¬†me, because he¬†delighted¬†in me.¬†20¬†The¬†LORD¬†rewarded¬†me according to myrighteousness;¬†according to the¬†cleanness¬†of my¬†hands¬†hath he¬†recompensed¬†me.¬†21¬†For I havekept¬†the¬†ways¬†of the¬†LORD,¬†and have not wickedly¬†departed¬†from my¬†God.¬†22¬†For all hisjudgments¬†were before me, and I did not put¬†away¬†his¬†statutes¬†from me.¬†23¬†I was also¬†uprightbefore him, and I¬†kept¬†myself from mine¬†iniquity.¬†24¬†Therefore hath the¬†LORD¬†recompensed¬†me according to my¬†righteousness,¬†according to the¬†cleanness¬†of my¬†hands¬†in his¬†eyesight.¬†25¬†With the¬†merciful¬†thou wilt shew thyself¬†merciful¬†; with an¬†upright¬†man¬†thou wilt shew thyself¬†upright¬†;¬†26With the¬†pure¬†thou wilt shew thyself¬†pure¬†; and with the¬†froward¬†thou wilt shew thyself¬†froward¬†.¬†27For thou wilt¬†save¬†the¬†afflicted¬†people;¬†but wilt bring¬†down¬†high¬†looks.¬†28¬†For thou wilt¬†light¬†mycandle:¬†the¬†LORD¬†my¬†God¬†will¬†enlighten¬†my¬†darkness.¬†29¬†For by thee I have run¬†through¬†a¬†troop;and by my¬†God¬†have I leaped¬†over¬†a¬†wall.¬†30¬†As for¬†God,¬†his¬†way¬†is¬†perfect:¬†the¬†word¬†of theLORD¬†is¬†tried¬†:¬†he is a¬†buckler¬†to all those that¬†trust¬†in him.¬†31¬†For who is¬†God¬†save¬†the¬†LORD?¬†or who is a¬†rock¬†save¬†our¬†God?¬†32¬†It is¬†God¬†that¬†girdeth¬†me with¬†strength,¬†and¬†maketh¬†my¬†wayperfect.¬†33¬†He¬†maketh¬†my¬†feet¬†like¬†hinds’¬†feet, and¬†setteth¬†me upon my high¬†places.¬†34¬†Heteacheth¬†my¬†hands¬†to¬†war,¬†so that a¬†bow¬†of¬†steel¬†is¬†broken¬†by mine¬†arms.¬†35¬†Thou hast alsogiven¬†me the¬†shield¬†of thy¬†salvation:¬†and thy right¬†hand¬†hath holden me¬†up¬†, and thy¬†gentlenesshath made me¬†great¬†.¬†36¬†Thou hast¬†enlarged¬†my¬†steps¬†under me, that my¬†feet¬†did not¬†slip¬†.¬†37¬†I have¬†pursued¬†mine¬†enemies¬†, and¬†overtaken¬†them: neither did I turn¬†again¬†till they wereconsumed¬†.¬†38¬†I have¬†wounded¬†them that they were not¬†able¬†to¬†rise¬†: they are¬†fallen¬†under myfeet.¬†39¬†For thou hast¬†girded¬†me with¬†strength¬†unto the¬†battle:¬†thou hast¬†subdued¬†under me those that rose¬†up¬†against me.¬†40¬†Thou hast also¬†given¬†me the¬†necks¬†of mine¬†enemies¬†; that I mightdestroy¬†them that¬†hate¬†me.¬†41¬†They¬†cried¬†, but there was none to¬†save¬†them: even unto theLORD,¬†but he¬†answered¬†them not.¬†42¬†Then did I¬†beat¬†them small as the¬†dust¬†before¬†the¬†wind:¬†I did cast them¬†out¬†as the¬†dirt¬†in the¬†streets.¬†43¬†Thou hast¬†delivered¬†me from the¬†strivings¬†of thepeople;¬†and thou hast¬†made¬†me the¬†head¬†of the¬†heathen:¬†a¬†people¬†whom I have not¬†known¬†shallserve¬†me.¬†44¬†As soon as they¬†hear¬†of¬†me, they shall¬†obey¬†me: the¬†strangers¬†shall¬†submitthemselves unto me.¬†45¬†The¬†strangers¬†shall¬†fade¬†away¬†, and be¬†afraid¬†out of their close¬†places.46¬†The¬†LORD¬†liveth;¬†and¬†blessed¬†be my¬†rock;¬†and let the¬†God¬†of my¬†salvation¬†be¬†exalted¬†.¬†47¬†It isGod¬†that¬†avengeth¬†me, and¬†subdueth¬†the¬†people¬†under me.¬†48¬†He¬†delivereth¬†me from mineenemies¬†: yea, thou liftest me¬†up¬†above those that rise¬†up¬†against me: thou hast¬†delivered¬†me from the¬†violent¬†man.¬†49¬†Therefore will I give¬†thanks¬†unto thee, O¬†LORD,¬†among the¬†heathen,and sing¬†praises¬†unto thy¬†name.¬†50¬†Great¬†deliverance¬†giveth he to his¬†king;¬†and¬†sheweth¬†mercyto his¬†anointed,¬†to¬†David,¬†and to his¬†seed¬†for¬†evermore.

rev mlk

REV Dr Martin Luther King Jr

The I Have a Dream…….
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check ‚ÄĒ a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only”. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”