There exists in nature a universal rule called the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction states that atoms (and everything they make up) are attracted toward each other to the degree of common use. The Law of Attraction is Universal and on all the planes of life-physical, emotional, intellectual, & spiritual. What does this have to do with creating your best life? A positive mental attitude attracts positive experiences while a negative mental attitude attracts negative experiences.
It is actually possible to control our genes by controlling our thoughts! It’s long been believed that we are victims of our genes and that we have no control over our body functions. But epigenetics is starting to paint a different picture over time. The field of epigenetics refers to the science that studies how the development, functioning and evolution of living things are influenced by forces operating outside the DNA sequence, including environmental and energetic influences such as where we live, what we eat, how we exercise, where our passions and hobbies lie, how much sex we have, and WHAT WE THINK.
A 2002 study looked at surgery for patients with debilitating knee pain. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group, and flushed the knee joint in another, removing all of the inflammatory material. Both of these processes are standard surgeries for arthritic knees. In the third group, the patients were sedated and told that they had surgery, when in fact they had nothing done to their knee. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions so it looked like a knee that actually had surgery. All three groups went through the same physical therapy process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery! Their knee pain was drastically reduced because they believed the “surgery” went well!
Ever been thinking about an old friend who calls you out of the blue? Or maybe you are humming a song that comes on the radio? Or you check the clock to find that it is 5:55 or 11:11? You probably think these moments are simple coincidences, right? I call these moments of synchronicity “universal winks”; I believe serendipity is just the Universe reminding us we are on the right path. It is entirely possible to produce more of these winks in your life. These manifested thoughts arise from both expanding our awareness and trusting our intuition. Each moment of our lives offers us the opportunity to connect larger meaning in our lives. We make our luck through our thoughts.
When you choose to lead your true life (a mindful, present life), the universe will support your efforts.
We’re super excited to sell free range, antibiotic and hormone free, USDA approved bison from Winchester’s Blackfish Bison Ranch. Bison meat is low in both fat and cholesterol and is a great source of iron. Having a cook-out this summer? Try these burgers for a healthier option than traditional beef.
- 2 pounds ground bison (buffalo)
- 2 T finely chopped fresh sage
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t black pepper
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 2 T vegetable oil
- Sauté the onions in the olive oil over medium-high heat until translucent. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
- When the onions are cool enough to touch, use your (clean) hands to gently mix them in with the bison burger meat, and add everything else. Do not overwork the meat, it will result in a tough burger. Just gently fold it until the onions, sage, salt and pepper are well mixed in.
- Form patties with the meat, using about 1/3 of a pound of meat per patty. Here’s a tip on making the patty: if you press a slight indentation in the center of each patty it will help keep the burgers in a nice disk shape when cooking. Otherwise the burger will start to get a little egg-shaped as the edges contract from cooking.
- Grill the burgers on medium heat, about 6-7 minutes per side, less or more depending on the thickness of the burger and the heat of the pan/grill, or until the internal temperature is 140°F for medium rare, or 160°F for well done.
A note on internal temperature. If you are getting the ground meat from a source you trust (like Blackfish Bison Farms), you can safely cook the burgers rare or medium rare. Otherwise, you’ll want to cook the burgers until well done. Don’t press on your burgers while cooking, and keep the flipping to a minimum. Let the burgers rest about 5 minutes before serving.