Find Inner Peace in YourSelf (part 2)
Finding inner peace for yourself may be as simple as relaxing and meditating. Sometimes getting the thoughts to cooperate and allow you to focus on breathing is difficult or perhaps all you really need to do is just listen to music. I listen to all types of music but the majority of it falls into the relaxation/meditation genre. Sometimes my mind and body just insist that something different is required.
Some may have medical issues that make relaxation difficult. Sometimes body aches and pains, sometimes mental issues prevent us from achieving a calm state of being. We may be on prescribed medications or just going with the usual over-the-counter pain remedies. Or perhaps, the more natural route is more to your liking.
Song Dynasty (960–1279) painting, entitled the “Night Revels of Han Xizai,” Chinese musicians entertaining guests at a party in a 10th-century household.
This is a 2 part article and I’ll be sharing some background knowledge and my thoughts.
- Part 1 Relaxation and Meditation
- Part 2 Music and a Product
Social media is a big part of our lives today. I spend a big portion of my days and nights trying to keep up with friends and interests. I see a lot of posts and do not have enough time set aside for really getting into the information that is available. Sometimes something pops and just says “Look!”
I somehow became informally introduced to Daisy Maude and her music thru Instagram. I listened to her single “Don’t Blame me” on SoundCloud and thought that it didn’t really fit with my type of music but I wrote the name in my listen later list. I liked the music and loved the voice, it just needed some time for me to really listen to it. So, I did. It is currently on what I call my transition play-list, the one I play when going on break or driving.
Daisy Maude Music’s single “Don’t Blame Me” (Genre Pop) hit the market 20 July 2018 and should be on your playlist today. You can find Daisy Maude on social media favorites FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Sound Cloud. An Arizona based musician and songwriter, Daisy’s major influance was the music of Ella Fitzgerald; so much that, Daisy spent hours learning to sing like her. She plays bass, acoustic guitar; sings and does songwriting. Daisy studied at the Berklee College of Music and she has recorded several songs with L.A. based producer Davy Nathan (Mary J Blige, Robin Thicke, Toni Braxton, Philip Lawrence), and is expected to release singles this fall.
This may help…
Inside the human body (and all mammals) is the endocannabinoid system, with receptors spread throughout the brain and body. CBD activates receptors,
like the vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin receptors. By activating the TRPV-1 receptor cannabidiol plays a role in the mediation of body temperature, pain
perception and inflammation. The activation of adenosine receptors by CBD provides anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects. Adenosine receptors are involved in the release of dopamine and glutamate, two neurotransmitters. Dopamine is involved in cognition, motor control, motivation and reward mechanisms, while glutamate is one of the major mediators of excitatory signals, being involved in memory, learning and cognition. CBD blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing bone re-absorption and cancer cell proliferation. GPR55 is widely present inside the brain, and is linked with the modulation of bone density and blood pressure, as well as with cancer cell proliferation.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 150+ naturally occurring Phytocannabinoids found in certain strains of hemp and in all cannabis plant strains. CBD does not get users high, unlike another compound from the marijuana plant, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
The ways to take CBD include:
- Tinctures (usually in oil form) are taken by dropper or spray, straight into your mouth.
- Topicals are rubbed directly onto sore muscles or joints, where they may ease pain by reducing inflammation,
- Edibles and Pills When eaten or consumed in a drink, CBD from hemp may have a distinctive taste. Cocktails or coffees may overpower CBD so that it’s undetectable, while other food products, such as cookies and brownies, may try to feature it. Most pills will be tasteless,
Multiple symptoms may be alleviated by CBD products, including inflammation, nausea, hot flashes, headaches, joint, muscle and back pain, anxiety, digestive issues, trouble sleeping, cramps, frequent urination and irritated skin.
I “enjoy” stress, tension, sinus, cluster migraine headaches. I’ve spent a lot of hours curled in a fetal position blinded by light and overpowered by noise. I’ve spent a small fortune on aspirin alone. I can go for years without having an episode, but when they come back, life is just no good. The Head Ache by George Cruikshank (1819) is a fair representative of a migraine, altho I think this guy is lucky. He is still sitting up! After my last clusters stopped, I heard about CBD Isolate drops and that they may be helpful for me. I placed an order but the clusters had already stopped. I am currently taking the Isolate, I may never know for sure if the CBD keeps the headaches away (I hope) but I will know if they don’t or if the pain is less. A sword of Damocles dilemma!
Before making a CBD purchase, take the time to research the companies, products and benefits, A good place to start is my site SWhitley CTFO CBD. If you do make a purchase at my site, I will be given a commission by CTFO. But please do some research, make an informed decision before you purchase.
Adding music to your day is a good decision. Whether you can have music during your workday or if only on your own time, music can provide the outlet to burn off the stress and to relax you even more. Adding music to your meditation can provide a different external focus and (with vocals) may even serve as a guided meditation.
The full range of CBD pros and cons are still being debated and studied. I do know that, for me, my feeling of well-being is increased and I sleep better. What is your opinion of or experiences with CBD products?
Finding music is easier today than ever. Do you have a slowly changing play-list or, like me, different play-list for different times and moods? Can you relax faster and smoother with some types of music better than others?
I always value your comments and thoughts, questions are welcome.
Walking the Path of Peace,