Conducting an experiment

The great soap experiment continues. Links to some earlier blogs about to here and here and here <– click them

Your intrepid researcher would like you to know he is now “suffering” for soapy science. He is enduring electric shocks to add to the knowledge of the world. <grin>

Occasionally like most people I get static electricity shocks, usually when getting out of my car, and only in certain weather if I am wearing certain clothes or shoes.

Since changing to pure minimum-chemical soaps for all skin and hair washing activities and Dead Sea salts for bathing I have been getting ridiculous amounts of shocks off all kinds of objects. My watch also stopped – it is less that two months old and had a new battery in it.

So I am now beginning to think that I have changed the electrical properties of my skin – probably its conductivity.

I had wondered what the long-term effects, possibly ill, of SLS and similar on the skin might be. Especially I had thought that maybe any ill effects might be unexpected and non-obvious, as well as possibly more obvious. Changing the electrical properties of the body, in any way, is certainly nothing I had imagined. It goes to show however that there may indeed be some unconsidered and potentially (little pun there) far-reaching side effects from these almost ubiquitous surfactant chemicals that we may want to  question deeply. I have no idea what the changing electrical properties of my body are, or in what way they are being changed – whether it is just something trivial or whether there are more subtle and profound effects. I do know our nerve impulses and brain are electrochemical circuits, so I do wonder if something profound might just be lurking.

Another thing that happened that is hard do describe was when I was washing my hands on one occasion, I had a very strange and fleeting feeling of a withdrawal symptom, incredibly subtle and fleeting, but of the kind one gets when one has stopped using an addictive chemical such as Nicotine.

I recall that Pastor Robert Maasbach of Life Church UK, when he visited our local church and prayed for me, said that I would be freed from all addictions. I was freed from addiction to Nicotine. Are we also being addicted to SLS compounds? Sounds crazy, but I dunno, this is an experiment.

I will report further.

 

Rest-giving work

Faith is the substance of things hoped for.

Faith is that exercise of the same power Christ has to collapse the probability wave to make manifest the desired outcome. Faith can move mountains. Faith is necessary because unless you are exercising the power to collapse the probability wave, then you are merely being washed along by it. God always leaves room for faith. He does not jam the reality of His truth into your face with crude “proof.” To do so is logically impossible anyway, because you would have to believe your senses to believe the “proof,” and to do so is an act of faith – viz Descartes’ “Cogito Ergo Sum” (I think therefore I am) leading to the notion that nothing other than that can be trusted as true (notwithstanding Kant, a discussion for another day perhaps). Existence without faith is existence without free will. That is an absurdity which we instinctively know not to be the case for every being that has a soul, saved or not.

Works: The outward sign of the spirit of Christ dwelling within.

Works can sometimes benefit the worker as much as the receiver of the work.

Example – I was fretting about tomorrow – money, job, health – all the usual frets.

Our church has been helping a little old widowed lady of diminished means move house. My wife’s cousin and my wife have been among the people helping the lady.

Yesterday my wife needed to go to help the lady in the evening time so I offered to drive her rather than she walk. I then, being there, had an opportunity to help the little old lady myself. So I did a small practical task while my wife did the other things that needed doing. Be sure I am not writing this to boast of this great work – tying one knot to fix a clothes line onto a pole.

So the little old lady was helped, but how did this benefit me? We cannot say it helped my salvation, as we are not saved by works (although there are arguments on the spectrum about midway between Catholic and Evangelical that would say they are a necessary manifestation of having been saved – read lots of St.Paul and form your own conclusions).

The thing is, I had been fretting. All the usual job, money, health frets that could apply to most people most of the time.

But Christ had arranged that I got to see how this helpless elderly lady of diminished means has:

  • been provided with a home
  • had many pounds (UK money) of debt forgiven
  • been helped to move
  • been provided with brand new carpets
  • been provided with telephones
  • been provided with arrangements to fix for her television aerial and allowed to spread the cost
  • found her lost keys
  • found her lost kitchen utensils
  • found her lost hearing aids and the batteries for them
  • had someone come and offer to walk her dog
  • been provided with a  food parcel
  • been made happy warm and safe in her new home and is looking forward to being able to go to her church again back in the town she loves

All this was made possible by brothers and sisters doing the will of God, and by the will of God being made manifest in the hearts of strangers, and by the intervention of Christ answering the prayers of people that love the little old lady as a Christian sister.

Bottom line, my tiny little “work” put me exactly where I could see how Christ looks after those He loves. He showed me that however daunting, complicated, and hopeless the situation, and however helpless the person seems, Jesus is ruler of everything and He owns every atom in whole universe and He is your brother and He will look after you. He showed me there is no need to fret because when you think here is no way, He makes a way. All you need to do is have a bit of faith in your loving brother, Christ. Considering that He has already died for us, I think it’s fair to say we can trust Him! He doesn’t “need” our “help” to help people, but He would really love it if we can, and He will make working alongside him a joyful thing, not as any “reward” but simply because it is a joy to spend time working with out perfectly lovely brother.

I did a tiny tiny thing for Christ. A small tiny thing. In return He gave me something much bigger. He gave me reassurance and reminded me not to fret because there is no need to. He always gives you more than you could possibly imagine, and it’s always wonderfully and exactly what you needed even if you didn’t know you needed it.

Works strengthens faith. Faith is necessary for salvation. On the way, works can also make the lives of others and your own life a whole lot better, which is a nice thing for all. We are in the world, not of the world, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be useful while we are here – we are put here for a purpose.

When you have the reassurance that God will look after you because you are His family (be sure that if He cares about sparrows falling how much more then He cares for you…) then your mind can be at rest. Thus Jesus helped my mind be at rest by providing me with a little work.

I may well be “teaching grannie to suck eggs” by writing this, many of you I am sure know this already, but when Jesus does something as elegantly as He did yesterday, I feel it’s nice to share.

I suggest to accompany this post:

James 2:14-26King James Version (KJV)

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

In a spin

Quantum Spin Liquids – yet another state of matter, long predicted, have finally been found. See this article <– click

How do the effects of quantum spin liquidity upon the electron fit in with a probability wave theory of matter?

Waves can add up. You get constructive and destructive interference with waves. There is no reason a probability wave should be any different. If the presences (plural) of the (single) electron are crests of the probability wave “poking” into the levels of perception we call reality (let’s simplify and say dimensional planes), there is no reason to suppose that each wave is not the sum of a number of different more fundamental waves – the summary wave is the electron, it’s component waves are the quarks (or other more fundamental building blocks).

If you reduce one of the component waves you get a less “prominent” electron crest. If you change the wavelength of one or more component waves, you get a more spread out, less sharply defined electron (or the noticeable effects of the the electron).

Now re-read the linked article where it says – Normally, magnetic fields produce “distinct, sharp lines”, but powders containing quantum spin liquid instead produced “broad humps”. 

The (summary) probability waves of the electron(“s”) are smeared out because some of the component (“quark level”) waves have longer wavelengths. Instead of pointy crested waves that make nice sharp lines, you get flatter stretched out humps.

Hidden meanings

Today I found another skull image hidden in plain sight. Just another sign of the times. There are thousands of them. Just turn a packet of Cadbury Giant buttons upside down and compare to a Google search of skull cartoons.

Did the artist who drew it know? Who knows, the skull image is so prevalent now in  the End Times that it easily seeps into the sub-conscious, especially of those whom the Lord has not yet opened their eyes.

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But let us turn Satan’s nasty little games to do the Lord’s work. Let’s look for skulls and hidden things in the Bible.

If you search for skull in the Bible you will find it mentioned about half a dozen times. All but two mentions refer to Golgotha – the place of the skull – where Jesus won his victory.

Of the two exceptions, one refers to Abimelech’s head, and the other  in 2 Kings to Jezebel. Both the exceptions refer to death and destruction where death seemed to be the victor, and the non-exceptions to the place where Christ fought death and won.

And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. – 2 Kings 9:35 (KJV)

The example in 2 Kings is especially enlightening because it is an echo prophesy. The bones of the head, hands and feet of Jezebel that remain after her death reflect the crucified hands and feet, and crowned head of Christ. Such echo prophesies are part of the watermarking of the divine word of God, our Holy Bible.

 

Soap Ops

I was looking for, oh you guessed, a soap without nasty chemicals. Not the shampoo soap, we fixed that, but just a regular daily soap.

This involved me traipsing around five health product stores in Cambridge UK looking at the labels on soap bars. Guess what, all the main brands of friendly health soap seem to actually have nasty chemicals in them.

I finally found one, just one, brand. Quite an obscure one I think. It was in UK retailer Holland and Barrett’s. The price was minuscule, 1.29 UK Pounds, about one Dollar US. The ingredients are impressively low tech and sparse.

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The Brand is called Oliva.

It is of course as the ingredients indicate, not perfumed. So it smells like… cement. I hadn’t realised that olives smell like Portland cement until today, but actually, yes they do.

Does it work? No idea yet. I will let you know as we go along.

NOTICE: I have not been paid any money or given any inducements by any product manufacturer or store to mention the products or stores featured in this blog article.

Hair Yesterday

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I am keen to see if I can avoid Sodium Laurel Sulphate and Cocodiethanolamide

Articles like this one here should give you all the reasons why you might want to do that <– click

and this one <– click

It is not easy to find a product that satisfies ability to wash hair without various cheap nasty chemicals in it. It seems you can forget anything like liquid shampoo in a bottle. After much searching I decided to try a J.R.Liggett’s Shampoo Bar. I purchased this on Amazon for about 7 UK Pounds (equivalent about 10 Dollars US).

I used it for the first time today. I used it, in typical man fashion, in the bath. I was using Dead-Sea Salts in there also having already eschewed bubble bath that has nasty chemicals in. The bar lathered incredibly well, no complaints there.

It left the hair feeling quite a bit different to conventional shampoos. It did not, while still wet have that stripped glossed feel. It was to be fair, while still wet, a bit clumpy.

I then rinsed with a litre of tepid water containing four teaspoons of food grade organic cider vinegar (The brand was Aspall’s available here in the UK in any good store). I did this because lots of websites about shampoo bars recommend to do similar.

I then rinsed with a litre of tepid water, as I did not want to leave the acid and smell of vinegar on my hair.

Hair is now dry, feels silky and manageable and not stripped of oils.

So far very good, I will report back after a few weeks and tell how it goes longer term.

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Observations on Enoch

Here are my first thoughts arising from looking at the book of Enoch, a non-canonical apocryphal text.

The second dream of Enoch has animals that, according to Biblical Scholars RH Charles and GH Schrodde, represent different types of people and persons in history. They include Sheep representing the faithful, and a Wild Ass representing Ishmael. If this is so, Jesus riding into Jerusalem (representing Heaven) triumphally as King on the colt of a donkey may speak prophetically.

If Camels represent Nephilim, then we may also wish to look again at Matthew 19:24

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV)

Many investigations into the meaning of Eye of a needle, including those that draw upon the Quran and the Bahá’í Scriptures conclude that the eye of a needle represents a gate into (on Earth) Jerusalem, and (reflected) in the spiritual realm, a gate into Heaven.

If the Nephilim are the hybrids of fallen angels and humans, then they are, I think somewhat obviously, seriously unlikely to get into Heaven, so the words of Jesus could mean that a rich man getting into Heaven is about as likely as a Nephilim getting into Heaven, although of course Jesus does go on to say that God can make the former possible. The reference might be lost on most people today, but His followers would probably have grasped the reference immediately.

 

Fish-friendly mug scrubber

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I was wanting to avoid using those nasty plastic beads they put in exfoliating face scrubs because they are bad for the environment and are getting into the food chain in a big bad way. I didn’t want to use sand/earth/mud products or ground up nut kernels either, as these are all quite nasty abrasives.

I came up with using a Konjac face sponge, which I bought at Holland and Barratt’s Main Street store here in the UK. You just get it wet and gently work it over your face, no soap required.

The sponge is made by beauty kitchen who have a website here.<– click

Once you have used it, it dries out and shrinks to a tiny hard disk like a sort of cookie until next time you wet it, but that is perfect normal. Follow the directions exactly so you get the best out of this product.

           DRY                                                                      WET

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I found the product effective and actually quite fun to use. Also I don’t have to worry about getting exfoliating face scrub stuff with nasty chemicals and beads in my eye.

 

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Spoon-feeding us death?

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Everywhere you will see the advert for death – Satan’s main product – symbolised by the image of a skull, because Jesus was crucified at a place known as the place of skulls.

These images hidden in plain sight are everywhere from Damien Hurst’s jewelled skull to baby clothes. Here’s a new take on it however. The old saying is “If you sup with the devil use a long spoon” and it is an old saying, over 400 years old. It simply means if you keep bad company don’t get too close. Both Chaucer and Shakespeare referred to it

“‘Therfor bihoveth him a ful long spoon/ That shal ete with a feend,’ thus herde I see.” (Canterbury Tales – The Squire’s Tale, c1386 – Chaucer)

“‘This is a devil, and no monster; I will leave him; I have no long spoon.'” (The Tempest, circa 1610 – Shakespeare)

Here is a new take on it, and no it is NOT on my wish list!

 

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