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Ecuador Longevity & Smalltown US Value


Ecuador has many valleys of longevity… but it is more than just the valley that enhances the long lives there. There are at least three longevity secrets.

Because of big value changes, in a moment we’ll look at real estate value in Smalltown USA compared to Ecuador property.

First, the three Ecuador longevity secrets.

Secret #1 is a restricted diet with a reduced caloric intake.

Secret #2 is live with ritual! Those who live extra ordinarily long lives seem to share this common trait. Whatever they do they do in moderation, in a very similar way and with great gusto. For example, if they drink an ounce of whiskey every day, at six o clock, they do not do this at five some days and eight others. They do not have a half ounce one day and two another. They tend to have one ounce at six p.m. every day. This instills discipline, keeps life simple (very important) and allows the body to get used to doing whatever it is it has to do.

Take Chris Mortensen one of the oldest documented men in the 1990s who at 113 said of his weekly cigar, “If you take my weekly cigar away from I am going to die”. The anticipation and ritual of whatever pleasure he received from this was far more life giving than the stress. The world’s oldest documented woman in the 1990s, Jeanne Clement, at age 122 drank cognac and ate a pound of chocolate a week (but never two).

One good ritual is to do EZ exercises that keep all the muscle groups flexible… such as the sun salute.

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You can see another example of the Sun Salute See https://www.garyascott.com/images/sunsalute.jpg

Ecuador shamans also exercise their legs.  One thing  I do when meeting an Ecuador shaman is observe his legs.  My experience is that the most knowledgeable taita yatchaks exercise their legs. They believe them to be man’s root to the earth… channels for the earth energy.

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I also notice that they walk barefoot a lot.

This taita yatchak is very elderly but his leg muscles are still highly developed and he is easily walking on rocks.

So…  whenever we can, Merri and I take off the insulation between us and earth and walk barefoot.

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An EZ leg exercise taught to me by an Ecuador shaman is called the Llama Walk.

This exercise…

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helps strengthen the legs.

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Bend one knee to touch the heel of the other foot, but…

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do not perform too many to start.  Otherwise you may have some very sore legs the next day.

Remember start EZ.

Longevity Secret #3 is to remain independent, challenged, active and needed. One of the most important features found in societies where residents are long lived is that old age is revered.

People at age 100, even 110 can still active and working!

I collect stories of long lived people… such as Max Zimmer of Los Angeles who came to the US from Austria in 1911 with only a two dollar bill. At age 103 he still had the same two-dollar bill and had built and still ran a multimillion-dollar business.

This is one reason why Merri and I focus on turning passions into profit!

Having something fun and interesting to do every day that also erases financial worries makes it fun to remain alive.

The greatest asset of all, is the ability to earn wherever you live, brings everlasting wealth. This is why we offer our course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business.

SmallTown USA

Today’s message was posted much later than the norm because all last week we were in Oregon helping my sister and daughter get my mom out of the hospital system where she has been since April.  We were pretty busy taking her to assisted living homes, buying her new furniture and getting her moved from her house of 42 years to her new apartment.  We managed to get this all in and send my message at its normal time, but finally yesterday the Portland-LA-Cincinnati-Tri Cities trip threw us off schedule.

I mention this because I am sure that many of you who love Ecuador (or the idea of living abroad) have many ties (as we do) here in the US.   So it takes time to make your move or the best you can do is to live abroad (as we do) part time.

Though we have always lived a global life,  last February I wrote in an article Ecuador Shamans & Truth, why Merri and I are redirecting some of our focus back to the US from Ecuador.

Never Fear! The US, especially Small Town USA, is a great place to be.   Fortunately we sold all of our Florida property at the top of the market, in March 2007, so since this spring we have been looking to buy back a winter home.

There have been some substantial changes in real estate value since 2007 as you will see  below.

We find that Florida real estate prices are still falling!

Merri writes about this process and one house we have been tracking.

This house is in Winter Haven, Florida.

On the Road again…

For all of you out there who continue to ask, “Bought anything yet in Florida?”…the answer is NO.

We’ve had a few blips on the screen with necessary trips to Oregon for Gary’s mom and courses that we’ve conducted plus our daughter, Francesca, home from Africa for a visit.  Then Jacob, just finishing up law school, came over to NC for the summer.

It’s been a busy time but a good and productive one…but absolutely no time for house hunting.

We really are serious about buying that home on the lake in Florida…and we do have to have it by November.  I’ve been feeling guilty and a little nervous because there was no time to spend on the search.

Today, I finally had a tiny bit of time and jumped right back in.

Here’s what I discovered, of the original 21 we were considering from April, only one is sold or for some reason is off the market….nothing really lost there for sure.

The others have dropped in price since I’ve been looking $50,000, $70,000, $100,000, $300,000 and one a whopping $495,000!

Hey, I ceased berating myself for not spending enough time on this situation.

Here’s one below which we will not be buying as Gary would rather be on a smaller lake rather than this extremely large lake but wow is it beautiful and look at the price!

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Side view.

We looked at it in April and thought the neighborhood was charming, wonderful for long private walks (Interlaken) and it has a feeling of being a settled neighborhood.  We loved the features of this house with its guest quarters (something high on our list), boat dock, and ambiance.

When I first spotted it, it reminded me of a house that we knew and loved tucked on a hillside in the French Rivieria…charming, low key and so so pretty.  (Actually, I fell in love with this house at its original offering price of $599,000.)

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Lake view and dock.

It’s in Winter Haven in Central Florida which offers proximity to Tampa Airport (an excellent small airport with kindness and frequent flights) and not too far from Orlando Airport.  The town of Winter Haven is filled with lakes and seems very pleasant.  The county boasts 554 lakes and the famous Chain of Lakes…16 navigable together.  Winter Haven is also 146′ above sea level.  SmallTown USA with less than 25,000 people.

The house is situated on huge corner lot with 13,000 + sq.’ and the house (although not huge) has that wonderful guest quarters!

Here it is…straight out of a James Bond movie…at the new this morning’s price of $369,000 which probably could translate into $299,000.

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I believe this is good value.

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View of the lake from one of the patios.

I like the broker a lot, Christiana Bulow, who sent it to me.  She is very good about listening to what you like, and then sending you EVERY single listing in your area of choice that fits your requirements. Also, you can just click on your “Favorites” and she’ll keep those and do exactly what she did this morning, send me one of my Favorites with a Reduced Price!  It’s fun and helpful to just look at each one of them…I saved this one on her easy to use system back in April…also from a distance this helps to learn a lot.

Her service is a concierge service…very unique and interesting…which offers a number of great details including a free moving truck, free termite inspection and a Buyer’s Guarantee.

You can reach Christina Bulow:  Christina-vwbx30547239@centralflhomesnow.com    Her phone # is (863) 207-3929.

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Maybe you’ll love this one…sorry we do love it and of course Gary loves the price but it’s the wrong situation for us…so I’ll keep looking and report back!  Merri

Here is the change in value we need to consider now. In 2007 the house above would probably have cost a million dollars.  Since 2007 real estate prices in Ecuador have risen as they have dropped in the US.

This is not to say that Ecuador no longer has good real estate value.  More work in finding good prices on Ecuador real estate is required.  For example yesterday’s message South Ecuador Beach Property looks at how to have a beach condo for $35,000.  Yet this is a riskier start up way to own real estate.

This is not to say that Ecuador does not offer a much lower cost of living… better climate… a happier gentler lifestyle… just one must continually examine value… and now Florida real estate prices may be comparable to real estate prices in Ecuador.

Whether you head south to Ecuador or just to Florida we wish you longevity and good value!

Gary

Your own small, global, independent business because this can bring freedom, fulfillment and a longer life.A clear mind and healthy body are vital assets… plus a second language is a powerful diversification tool.

This is why I am willing to pay you $300 to attend either our Ecuador Super Thinking plus Spanish seminar in September or our North Carolina International Business & Investing seminar in October.  Sign up for either seminar and I will email you our Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course (offered at $299) free plus I’ll knock an extra dollar off your seminar fee…. to round up the $300 savings.

Here are comments from one group who just conducted a seminar at our hotel in Ecuador wrote about the way we help: Wow.  We had such an amazing time in Ecuador.  That includes me, my colleague Jackie, the instructors, and all of the attendees.  Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely, and really, we owe it to you and El Meson for making it all run smoothly.  We felt so welcomed and well-treated.  Thank you.I’d also like to say that both Mauricio and Alberto went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable.  The bus was always there for us when we were to leave, they hopped to it whenever we wanted to plan something, they made suggestions for things to do in town, and were very gracious and pleasing to be around.  Mauricio was particularly helpful when it came to making trips to nearby villages.  He was open and sharing with information about the ceremonies and ways of life of the Kichwa, and always willing to answer questions.  What a privilege for us, and a real delight. I’m hoping we’ll get to stay at Meson again some time. Thanks again.

Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Super Thinking + Spanish Course

Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Learn more about global investing, how to have an international business and diversification in Ecuador at the seminar.

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina with our webmaster  David Cross & Thomas Fischer of JGAM

October 16-18 Ecuador Southern coastal tour (early sign up before Sept. 1, $499 per person).

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador Seminar

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend any two Ecuador seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Ecuador Shaman Tip for Spring


Ecuador shamans are not all that aware of the impact of seasons on health.

ecuador-shaman-health-tip Candace Newman is an expert in essential oils has spend considerable time with us and the shamans and yatchaks in Ecuador. Here she is at the indigenous market checking spices and oils.

In Ecuador there are not seasons as we know it.  Once an Ecuador shaman visited Merri and me in North Carolina during the winter. This was his first trip out of Ecuador and when he saw the trees, his eyes really opened. “They are all dead!” he exclaimed in horror. “No, just asleep” I told him.

Slowly he understood.

However, the shamans are very aware of differences in altitude, dryness and wetness and what these differences can mean to health.

Ecuador has this all when it comes to lifestyles, mountains, valleys, deserts and rain forests.  The biodiversity in Ecuador equals a range from the Arctic Circle to the Equator.

Here is Candace with our daughter, Francesca, a Taita Yatchak and friends at Machu Pichu.

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So Ecuador shamans know about wetness and the dark side of weather we know as spring. The dark side to this time of rapid growth is an upswing in suicides.

Here is Candace at Lake Titicaca (dry) and…

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Here she is at our Hacienda Rosaspamba…

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a damp cloud forest.

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Lifestyles in each place require different foods, spices and oils.

Despite popular myths that suicides are highest in the winter, particularly around the holidays, statistics show that suicides are highest in Spring.

“In one study of suicide in 28 countries, suicide deaths were lowest in winter and highest in spring. They reached a peak in May in the Northern Hemisphere.

“But the researchers found that the peak existed only in temperate climates — places with distinct seasonal changes in weather. The link was strongest in agricultural societies and weakest in urban areas.”

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Spring depression is not such a problem in Ecuador because there is little seasonal change. Here I am with Ma in the dead of winter!   Yet there are rainy seasons and there are places where is is continually damp and spring like.

Extra depression in spring or continually damp places is not surprising.

Ancient  disciplines of health view good health as  a balance between three physical elements “air and motion”,  “material and physical”  and “digestion and fire”…air, water and fire.

These disciplines also view the seasons as an important factor in this air, water and fire balance.

Winter is dry and brittle and aggravates air.  Summer is hot and increases fire.

Spring is wet and increases depression.

Our farm is beautiful in spring….but wet!

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Imbalances in these elements affect emotions.   Excessive anxiety suggests an air imbalance. Too much anger means too much fire.

Too much water creates depression.

Fortunately the wisdom of the ancients also tells us what to do to maintain balance in the face of seasonal change.

Here are three balancing tips for spring.

Tip #1: Categorize foods into six categories, sweet, salt, bitter, astringent, sour and pungent.

Each category either pacifies or aggravates an element.  For example sour and pungent aggravates fire (the digestive element) which is sensitive to heat. Sweet and bitter on the other hand pacify air.

So during the depressive days of spring take additional care to live and eat in a way that stops a buildup of water.   Pungent and astringent flavors help resist  water imbalances.

During this sluggish time our bodies need to be stimulated and warmed up. Light, dry, warm foods reduce water. Use minimal amounts of fats and oils. Sweeten foods with honey, but never cook or bake with it. Grains such as barley, buckwheat, and rye are the best during this time, as are light, dry fruits, such as apples and cranberries. Low or nonfat milk is good, but minimize cultured dairy products. Eat more spices and herbs but be cautious with salt. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds and all beans, with the exception of the soybean, are excellent.

Tip #2: Exercise more.  Yoga and walking (best after meals) can especially be helpful at this time.

Tip #3: Use water reducing essential oils such as lemon oil.

A scientific study on this oil says:

“Lemon oil vapor causes an anti-stress effect via modulating the 5-HT and DA activities in mice”

This was written by Migiwa Komiyaa, and Takashi Takeuchib, graduates of the  School of Veterinary Science  at Yamaguchi University in Japan.

The abstract of the article says:

“We examined the anti-stress action of the essential oils of lavender, rose, and lemon using an elevated plus-maze task (EPM), a forced swimming task (FST), and an open field task (OFT) in mice. Lemon oil had the strongest anti-stress effect in all three behavioral tasks.  Moreover, the lemon oil significantly accelerated the metabolic turnover of DA in the hippocampus and of 5-HT in the prefrontal cortex and striatum. These results suggest that lemon oil possesses anxiolytic, antidepressant-like effects via the suppression of DA activity related to enhanced 5-HTnergic neurons.”

In short, one’s mood may be improved simply by using lemon oil.

Upon reading this, I immediately contacted our friend Candace Newman and asked her to tell us more. Candace  wrote:

Lemon Essential Oil – Citrus limonum

Sometimes I call Lemon the “Good Morning Oil”. It is bright and uplifting like the sun. What a great essential oil for springtime and summer…cooling and refreshing. There are hundreds of essential oils, and I place Lemon in the top ten for its ability to help us feel better and be balanced in so many ways. Its clean, clear scent helps relieve fatigue and mental overload. It is uplifting to the mental and physical state, so it can also help with depression.

Lemon is stimulating and energizing and helps move the rivers in the body. It is great to use when we feel fatigued, congested, and slow. This is one of the best oils for improving circulation, and can relieve aches and pains. Lemon’s clean “cut-to the quick aroma” is good for concentration and focus. Inhaling directly from the bottle of pure essential oil, can assist in coffee and cigarette withdrawal. It has been known to help with addictions.

In Aromatherapy it is well-known for its antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, anti-gout, and anti-arthritic qualities. It serves as a tonic for the nervous system, promotes a healthy immune system, and simply lifts the spirit with its cheerful aroma which can also help with depression.

How to Use: Use it straight for inhalation and in a diffuser. Combine it with a base oil (like Jojoba) to rub on your skin. A palm-full of base oil and 1-2 drops of Lemon is a good start….or add this palm-full to your bath after you get in the water. Lemon oil straight on the skin can irritate and burn. Lemon is photo-sensitive, so should not be used directly on the skin prior to sun exposure. Dark brown spots may occur. Enjoy the freshness of this joyful oil!

Candace offers exquisite pure Lemon Essential Oil from Italy
10 ml (1/3 oz) is $11.95.
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You can order this lemon oil from Candace here.

Until next message, may your spring be successful and bright.

Gary

Learn more Ecuador shaman health tips on our Shamanic Mingo Tour.

June 12-14 Shamanic Mingo Tour

June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

June 18-21 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799 for two.

Other 2009 Ecuador Courses & Tour

July 4-8  Ecuador Export Tour

July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

July 10-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina

Sept. 17-21 Ecuador Spanish Course

Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Sept. 25-28 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Oct. 9-11 IBEZ North Carolina

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Expedition

Nov. 6-8 IBEZ Ecuador

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend any two Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799 for two.

Vision & Health


Some years ago I began understanding the importance of vision beyond sight.

We began taking groups to Ecuador to meet shamans and discovered a special group of leaders called Abuelos (old ones) in the Andes that had been given a 500 year prophesy (handed down generation after generation) that a time would come when the Eagle of the North would fly together with the Condor of the South. When this happened a great new equilibrium would be given to mankind. This was a message of how to balance the heart and the mind.

Because of work we had done in Ecuador to help the indigenous in this country, a special healer called a Taita Yatchak (father of fathers) told us he was touched because our gifts filled a prophesy which had been given to him years ago, one he believed would never happen.

He explained there was sacred valley in the Llanganatis Corridor of the Andes where only shamans had been allowed and no westerner or outsider had ever been. The old ones were protectors of this valley and kept it carefully guarded. But part of this prophesy was that when the time was right, he would take a westerner to open this valley to the rest of the world. He said our gifts were the signal that Merri and I should go into the valley.

This was to be the first time these protectors had ever taken an outsider into the valley. So we arranged to hike in with six friends including two who are medical doctors studying longevity.

The Llanganatis corridor in the Andes is rich in legend. History suggests that vast amounts of Inca gold were buried here in 1533. The conquistador, Pizarro, was holding the Inca King, Atahualpa, for a ransom of gold. Atahualpa’s general Rumiñahui, was with 750 tons of gold to arrange his release. However, Pizarro reneged on the deal and killed Atahualpa. Hearing of the execution, Rumiñahui is supposed to have buried the gold in the Llanganates. Though eventually captured and tortured, he never revealed the secret of the treasure, so the story goes.

Yet what Merri and I gained in that valley was more valuable than gold! We learned about true vision!

We began hiking at about 10,500 feet, tramping through deep Alpine marsh for six hours as we ascended to 14,000 feet. Here is Merri and me with Dr. Jay Glaser in the Llanganatis.

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This is where the Taita Yatchak gave us our first lesson on vision.

As you can see the cliffs are pretty steep. Nevertheless, the Taita Yatchak told us to look ahead, then close our eyes…but keep walking.

“You know where to go. Learn to trust yourself and this knowing,” he said.

The lesson we learned from developing this trust in our inner vision has helped us not only build a highly successful business but to live a life without undue stress.

Feeling confident during turmoil. Having vision to see what change will bring. These are assets truly worth more than gold.

Try this each day and you will be amazed at how it builds confidence. Find a quiet (SAFE) space. Look ahead. Then close your eyes and walk there.

Improving our vision, broadening our horizons, increasing our well being and adaptability are vital to our future. You may also wish to attend the Intuition Course we are sponsoring here at the farm this August.

One of those who joined us many times with the Taita Yatchak was Candace Newman. Here she is with a group and the Taita Yatchak at our North Carolina farm. She even rode and hiked with our daughter, Francesca, with the Taita Yatchak to Machu Picchu.

I am pleased to add that Candace has been able to incorporate the considerable knowledge she gained into her essential oil healing.

This captured my attention when Candace introduced a DVD Touch With Oils® Hand Massage.

I took my entire family to attend this course with Candace some years ago and we all loved it. It is an aromatherapy treatment based on the synergistic powers of touch and smell with pure essential oil blends. Follow along with Candace and learn this hand massage for family and friends. This gentle, rhythmic touch serves to balance the autonomic nervous system, promote lymphatic drainage, and give the body and mind a deep and quiet rest. It is a universal language of compassion and love.

Healing with the hands has been a global tradition ranging through literally ever culture.

Healing with the hands has been documented in numerous scientific studies to:

* Relieve or decrease pain
* Accelerate post-operative recovery
* Relieve symptoms of chemotherapy
* Reduce depression
* Decrease anxiety
* Improved mood
* Decrease stress
* Improved mobility after surgery
* Reduce effects of trauma
* Enhance immune system
* Help overcome addictions

Because of such studies and effective results healing with the hands is used in hospitals across the United States.

Healing with essential oils is a historic medicinal therapy. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and any other ancient cultures used essential oils to heal.

Modern medicine is using essential oils more often as well. The idea of healing through aromatherapy is often credited to a French chemist who was badly burned in a chemical explosion. He stuck his arm into a nearby vat of lavender. The pain stopped immediately, and he had no blistering or scarring. This led him to focus on the medicinal effects of essential oils.

Today European doctors and health systems consider essential oils as
effective, reimbursable treatments that are integrated with other forms of medicine.

So imagine combining enhancing health with touch and essential oils.

Merri and I use this continually so when we discovered that Candace now has this course on DVD I wanted to write about it right away.

She has combined the Touch with Oils Course on DVD with her Comfort Care Pak and calls it the Dynamic Duo. Dynamic it is!

The comfort Pac contains four essential oil blends:

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* Lavender Mist – contains pure essential oil of Lavender in a base of purified water, aloe and vegetable glycerin. Make big circular clouds of this aromatic delight around the head and face anytime … for a breath of fresh air, sense of comfort and a calm spirit.

* Rejuvenation Face Gel – her proprietary formula of pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Patchouli, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose otto; in her aloe and Organic Golden Jojoba base. These ancient oils are for calming the spirit and soothing the skin.

* Pure Lavender Essential Oil – Inhale from the bottle. Put 2-3 “taps” on a cotton ball. Tuck in a pillow or pocket. This is the #1 Oil of Balance for the central nervous system. It is the river of peace.

* OLA Four Blend – Lavender and Rose otto in Organic Golden Jojoba is our gentlest formula … Rose is the Oil of the Heart. Apply some to your nose, temples, and back of neck. It is perfect for a gentle hand massage and is great in your bath.

The DVD shows you how to use your hands and the oils to enhance health.

Candace is taking 10% off the $69.95 price for the month of June for Garyascott.com subscribers.

You can order the Dynamic Duo (the course on DVD and Comfort Cate Pak) from Candace for $62.95 during this June offer.

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Until next message, may your vision and health bring you more than gold.

Gary

You can still make to our June 16 -17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
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and June 19-21 Ecuador Shaman Tour

See dates for our Autumn Ecuador courses and tours:

Sept 17-21 Coastal-Quito Real Estate Tour

Sept 23-27 Super Thinking + Spanish Course

Sept 28-29 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Oct 3-5 International Investing and Business Made EZ North Carolina

Oct 14-18 Ecuador Import Export Course

Nov 7-9 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador

Nov 10-11 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

November 12-16 Coastal Tour

See discounts for attending more than one course.

Opportunity in Change


The next few years will be filled with problems and this creates unprecedented opportunity for those who embrace change.

The key assets required are open mindedness, flexibility, imagination, energy, broad horizons, perseverance, vitality and faith in oneself.

We also need to be comfortable and enjoy what we are doing.

Pleasure is one of Western cultures’ least appreciated success tools.

The sensation we call pleasure  changes our brain chemistry in less than a second. Neuroscientist, Candace Pert, has proven that this emotional response creates corresponding brain chemistry that has receptor sites on cells throughout the body. Cells create tissue.

So, angry emotion…angry tissue. Stressed emotions…stressed tissue. Happy emotions…courtesy of pleasure…happy….healthier cells.

So I know if I force myself to run on a treadmill every day inside a square box of a room (no pleasure for me), it will not do as much good as hiking in nature’s glory like this.

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Hiking the Blue ridge with Merri and our daughter Francesca.

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Bike riding the Virginia Creeper Trail (17 minutes from our farm) with Merri and our daughter Eleanor.

Being in nature fill me with pleasure and wonder.

I can lift dumbells all day long in a gym, but that’s just not fun for me.

Yet I can jump in my pickup and attack these overgrown woods with this six pounds.

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Boys toys!

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Turn these woods on our farm

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into this.

This does more for my strength than any weight lifting..not to mention my overall health.  Plus I gain a feeling of accomplishment.  We need to pursue our passions to protect our bodies and good health!

Then to see what the future holds and have the wherewithal to profit from it, we have to protect our minds and hearts by ignoring as much bad news that floods the media as we can.

Then we have to immunize ourselves from the sentiments and instabilities of the establishment that we cannot miss.

All of this requires good health and constant touch with reality.

This is why each month we write an article about an essential oil.  They can be the vaccine that protects us from the daily, useless rubbish and trash that the media slams us with. For example I recently learned that an Austrian kept his daughter hidden and pregnant in a basement for decades.

What possible good did that knowledge bring? How much did I gain from the time spent learning this?  What damage did the disgust and profound sadness for this girl do to my health?

How does such knowledge make us better, happier, healthier, more balanced  people ready to deal with the challenges of our evolving world?

Essential oils can provide the remedy that brings us back to a pleasurable balance.

Essential oils are refined purity…each revealing some honest aspect of nature…the beauty of the rose…bite of lemon…or the sweetness of jasmine.  Whatever the oil…pure essentials are reality refined.   When we inhale their truth or absorb it though our skin, their natural sincerity and pure strength communicate some frankness at the deepest levels of our existence.

Essential oils balance us and help maintain or return our health to us with a candid power that we cannot express in words or understand with our minds…but we know instantly with our heat and soul.

What is the greatest gift? Even the three wise men took Baby Jesus essential oils. That was no accident.

Essential oils can bring pleasure in one whiff!

This pleasure supports a healthy immune system (due to its natural chemistry, most essential oils are anti-bacterial and anti fungal) from a physiological response via the nose-brain connection. The aromatic molecules travel up the nose, connect to the olfactory nerves, and have a direct path to the emotional part of the brain. This creates a positive emotion which communicates with every cell in the body via neurotransmitters in a flash.

This is why Merri and I use essential oils every day, the day through. We massage our feet every morning with essential oil…rose to open the heart…

This is also why each month I include a message about an essential oil offered by our friend of over thirty years, Candace Newman.

This month Candace writes:

As John and I celebrate the 16th year of our company we are delighted to introduce our new OLA Comfort Care Pak, specifically designed to bring comfort into the world.
At these challenging times, essential oils are among the easiest things to use and are less expensive than most medicines. They are ancient medicine coming back into their own. Aromatherapy is a self-empowering tool. It helps us through transitions, and puts a sense of control back in our lives.
This comfort pak is for all of us! Each formula has a story behind it and the pak is dedicated to all of you who use this to comfort yourselves and loved ones. It is time for comfort … and therapeutic-grade essential oils know how to provide it!

The comfort Pac contains:

* Lavender Mist – contains pure essential oil of Lavender in a base of purified water, aloe and vegetable glycerin. Make big circular clouds of this aromatic delight around the head and face anytime … for a breath of fresh air, sense of comfort and a calm spirit.

* Rejuvenation Face Gel – our proprietary formula of pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Patchouli, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose otto; in our aloe and Organic Golden Jojoba base. These ancient oils are for calming the spirit and soothing the skin.

* Pure Lavender Essential Oil – Inhale from the bottle. Put 2-3 “taps” on a cotton ball. Tuck in a pillow or pocket. This is the #1 Oil of Balance for the central nervous system. It is the river of peace.

* OLA Four Blend – Lavender and Rose otto in Organic Golden Jojoba is our gentlest formula … Rose is the Oil of the Heart. Apply some to your nose, temples, and back of neck. It is perfect for a gentle hand massage and is great in your bath.

Sincerely, Candace Newman

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Candace is taking 10% off the $39.95 price for the month of June for Garyascott.com subscribers and all of us can also take 10% off all purchases from June 1 to 14.

You can order the LA Comfort Pac from Candace for $35.95 during this June offer

Gary

P.S.  Another way to adapt to change is to connect our logical minds with our intuition.

This is also why in August we are sponsoring an intuition course and adding sessions on how to be healthy through natural exercise and nutrition.

Join us at the intuition course

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