What does 100 percent efficacy mean?

What does 100 percent efficacy for a drug mean?

There seems to be a lot of banter about this phrase, “100% efficacy” in regard to certain pharmaceutical drugs that could be prescribed and taken to treat the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan China, December 2019. But what does that phrase really mean?

Efficacy pertains to how effective a certain drug is based upon the dosage given during a controlled trial. However, the effectiveness of a drug varies widely based upon how people consume it.

Critical thinking

Check out the following article. (Click the link). Even if you simply read the Abstract and Background of the article, I think you will understand where I am going in regards to all of this.

https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0494-1

No drug offers 100% efficacy

The bottom line is that no pharmaceutical drug shows 100% efficacy or effectiveness. And yes, there is a difference. Also, many drugs that have undergone clinical trials (for multiple diseases and ills) showing some level of efficacy, were later pulled off the market AFTER people who took the drug died. Look at all the lawsuits!

No drug offers 100% efficacy.

Lawsuits and side effects

People seem to forget about all the lawsuits filed, where plaintiffs who suffered horrible effects, or died, won a sizable settlement for themselves (or their estate) after the government allowed a “medication” to be put on the market and administered by doctors.

And those pharmaceutical advertisements! It is one of the big reasons we quit watching television! I abSOULutely cannot stand the big pharma TV commercials with all their misinformation, hype, and very long list of side effects that typically always include DEATH!

Why this conclusion?

My whole book, (Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life) is over 200 pages and contains 10 years of research, personal accounts, and family and close friends anecdotal histories—if anyone is interested as to why I state the opinions I hold.

I do not wholly trust the CDC , FDA, or very many of those alphabet agencies (who supposedly exist to protect people), as they are all made up of fallible people—many following political and/or hidden agendas. I question everything. I use Pubmed for health research and read published and peer reviewed articles from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). And I read from a variety of sources to avoid bias.

I use a whole lot of holistic and alternative healing protocols and look at all the angles, so I do not become biased or fearful. I understand that the old, well-known aspirin company used to be good until they bought the M-word company. I’ll never take another aspirin, especially theirs. Also, aspirin is made from White Willow Bark, and it’s easier for me to take that when needed.

Personally, I think it is prudent to follow sensible measures, (sanitization and limiting contact seem sensible), and question everything that is pushed out to the masses (masses are mostly made up of sheep).

Use critical thinking where these things are concerned and follow your gut.

Lastly, please don’t buy into fear. The cells of your body are listening (feeling that in their environment), and that can being on more health ills than most people realize.
Peace. Out. ❤️🦋🌀😀

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I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Plus, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

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Expanding Consciousness

Expanding Consciousness

What kinds of things do you do to challenge or stretch your consciousness?

I guess Consciousness, as a topic, interests me because of my mother’s demise from Alzheimer’s dis-ease. Because I am forward thinking. And I am so into the whole mind-body-spirit thing–Holistic Health–as well as, coming to understand the “Interconnection of ALL.”

Expanding Consciousness
Expanding Consciousness

Intriguing ideas

Shirley MacLaine has said she believes the reason why we’re here (in this life) is curiosity. And I feel there are myriad topics we can be curious about, only one of which is Consciousness.

Science has yet to provide us much solid evidence on where our consciousness resides. Much research is ongoing about that. And it intrigues me.

Many fictional TV and film creations, such as Fringe the X-Men movies, brought noetic concepts into mainstream awareness.

Noetic Science

Since the 1970s, the term, “noetics” (“how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world”), has been used by several authors. The books Deep Spirit: Cracking the Noetic Code (2008) by Christian de Quincey and The Lost Symbol (2009) by Dan Brown, reveal a plethora of interesting information on the topics of consciousness and spirituality. Visit the Institute of Noetic Sciences, for more.

When I learned about the noetic sciences and began attending IONS group meetings, that led me to discover the Pachamama Alliance (to be discussed in another post).

Now, such terms as, conscious businesses and socially responsible corporations are becoming well known.

Seat of Consciousness

I’ve heard that Consciousness, more than simply being in our mind or brain, is actually a grand field of interconnected waves that we plug into, as we would turn on a TV to watch a transmitted program. Perhaps the great masters knew of this.

I’ve studied a series of books called, Life and teachings of the masters of the Far East by Baird T. Spalding, which expands upon the belief in the Christ Consciousness and the Buddha Consciousness. Yet, my favorite book that continues to expand my consciousness with every reading is Christ in You, by Anonymous.

About making changes

It has been said that nobody will change anything in their life until the perceived fear of the unknown is less than the pain of remaining the same.

Tony Robbins has talked about how people will violate their own values in order to meet one or more of their perceived needs.

I find moral ambiguities intriguing. I find the shadows we create (as we block the light), interesting.

Conscious change

I read a lot about how in order to actually make changes of habits that actually stick, one must make conscious changes in day-to-day routines.

This means one must consciously choose to drop one task / habit in exchange for another. Willingly. With focus. And we have to be operating in or near the vibration/frequency range (resonance) before we can begin to understand anything new too. 😉

Because I focus on incorporating new ideas, tactics, and tips into my life, I read (or listen to many of the following advanced teachers):

  • Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • Gregg Braden
  • Chris Cade
  • Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Tim Ferriss
  • MIT biochemist, Raymond Francis
  • Nassim Haramein
  • Dr. Bruce Lipton
  • Dan McDonald, “The Life Regenerator”
  • Lama Nicholas Packard
  • Dr. Linus Pauling – Nobel Prize Winner
  • Joseph Pilates
  • Sadhguru
  • Dr. Albert Schweitzer
  • Alania Starhawk
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Neale Donald Walsch

Further reading

It never ends. And we never want it to end. The universe continues to expand.

Here are more books to check out on the subject of expanding consciousness:
Wayne Dyer recommended, Psych Cybernetics by Dr Maltz. (It is about belief too.)
Books by Bruce Moen:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=books+bruce+moen&ref=is_s

Global Shift and Conscious Evolution
Global Shift and Conscious Evolution
Supernormal and The Way of the Explorer
Supernormal and The Way of the Explorer
Consciousness & Healing and The Conscious Activist
Consciousness & Healing and The Conscious Activist
Global Mind Change and Entangled Minds
Global Mind Change and Entangled Minds
The Living Universe and Living Deeply
The Living Universe and Living Deeply
The Global Brain Awakens and The Conscious Universe
The Global Brain Awakens and The Conscious Universe

Happy expanding!

Books on healing with Ayurveda

Thank Omniscience ALLways. OM

For Fun

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An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

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Are we real? Perceptions of Reality

Are we real? Perceptions of Reality

There are many reasons why I pose the question, “are we real”? What brings me to this question? If we are real, how real are we? This might get deep. (Updated as new thoughts emerge.)

  • People exist in some material form since we displace space and the weight of us makes an impression, thanks to gravity on the Earth
  • People breathe
  • People process take substances in & expel substances out of our bodies
  • People think (have awareness, observe, analyze, and judge)
  • People feel
  • People communicate (or attempt to)
  • People procreate
  • People make stuff

Interestingly people can create things, but they cannot create LIFE. They can procreate only other human beings. Babies are the only other living entities we can create. Yet, we often care more about non-living things than we about any other living organism.

Is there a source or a creator?

You may answer differently, but for me, as intricate and finely tuned, balanced, as life is – I believe in God, Creator, Source. The master of the source code. And I am beginning to have a sense of the incredible enormity of “God.”

Examples

In the first Men in Black movie, Tommy Lee Jones’ character “K” told Will Smith’s character “J”, “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.”

That line sparked an intrigue in me. Thus, I crafted this post.

If we believe individuals are smart, but masses of people are dumb it explains why we have governments and politics to guide the masses. Does that explain why individuals and groups help others (during crisis situations) seemingly with no thought of gain?

For example, good samaritans don’t take time to consider if they will get paid, or honored in any way, before they rush to help someone – they may often risk life or limb to help someone just for the sake of helping.

Yet, individuals argue over relatively stupid and short lived issues. Situations that in five, ten, or twenty years will not matter one iota.

Is motivation a factor? Large groups tend to be motivated by money. Perhaps at first, when the group was small the motivation was pure charity. However, as the group grows larger, greed sets in.

It’s electric

Our bodies are electrically charged. This is why when two people have a conversation, or shared thought / mindset they may say to each other, “ah, we’re on the same wavelength”! Speaking of “being on the same wavelength,” I never feel good during any kind of confrontation. Do you?

I feel the disharmony in the energy of the confrontation. Why?

I think it’s because we’re supposed to live in harmonious resonance with each other. I think it’s because a state of joy and well being are supposed to be our “normal” mode of operation. I believe we’re energetic beings.

Science has proven our bodies are electric. How can we profess to be people of any faith, go to worship God somewhere, on any prescribed day (usually a day that our prescribed faith deems appropriate), yet fairly soon upon leaving the sanctuary, cuss someone out who cuts us off in traffic, belittle a child, tell a lie, fight with a loved one, etc.

I’m sure you can think of other incidents that carry more negative charges. Why?

Didn’t we just hear a sermon or speech that in some way impressed upon us the importance of “loving”, i.e. “love thy neighbor as thyself”?

Sitting at a stop light the other day, I had the experience of looking back just as a man three cars behind me in traffic got out of his car, and apparently, while shouting (I couldn’t hear him but I could see his mouth moving), he pointed his finger, and shook his hand and arm at the driver in front of him.

What made me look back at just that precise moment?

Did I sense the energy coming my way?

It almost felt as though I was feeling his anger on an animal instinctual level.

I prayed the light would change so I could just move on.

Many faiths teach, Love

Christians have many scriptures devoted to love and forgiveness of others who wrong us in some way, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8 NIV), and “Father forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34), as well as, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). 

Muslims know these scriptures from the Quran: “God loves those who: do good (Quran 2:195), are pure and clean (Quran 2:222), are righteous (Quran 3:76), are just and act rightly (Quran 5:42), trust Him (Quran 3:159), are patient and persevering (Quran 3:146), love Him and follow the prophet (Quran 3:31), and fight in His cause (Quran 61:4).

Hindu’s teach that one should love, not expecting anything in return.

Sikhism teaches that only those who love will attain God.

The Unification faith teaches true love as the center of their theology.

Tibetan Buddhism teaches of salvation from achieving unselfish love for others. 

Why then with all of this love being taught and believed, is the opposite experienced at all in the world?

Consider this

I watched this YouTube video which speculates an answer to the question, “are we real” – Click here.

The video sways back and forth between natural laws proving there is a God, Creator, or Designer – and not. That our universe, even just our world, can all be explained mathematically.

As a technical person, an analyst, I have studied a lot of math in the course of my career and education. I’ve also studied, and talked with a lot of people who believe differently. I’ve learned to appreciate and value diversity – not just tolerate it.

“Think different” is the Apple slogan. You may be familiar with that from watching commercials on TV.

I say it’s good to contemplate subjects from a variety of viewpoints.

Actions that speak volumes

“Just do it”, is the Nike slogan – which tries to entice people to get moving (in their athletic shoes of course). So back to religion.

Many faiths, instruct us to pray, meditate, worship, sit in silence. Why? When we quiet our mind, we still our thoughts. When we still our thoughts we stop negative unproductive thoughts. Perhaps true creativity comes to us at this point. We become “available to spirit.” We aren’t doing anything but breathing.

Could God be in the breath? (Remember the very air we breathe is made up of molecules of oxygen, hydrogen, argon, nitrogen, carbon, water vapor and other gases – and also there is empty space between all molecules).

I am learning when I “just breathe” and focus on my breathing that my body relaxes and I think better.

Why?

Where do our thoughts come from?

Science is finding our thoughts come from outside of our brain – but they still do not understand how our brains work. I believe our brains are both a transmitter and a receiver. And our children are blank computers that we program, with every action, every word, and I dare say, with every thought that we think aimed in their direction or perhaps within their vicinity.

I’ve learned by watching my first granddaughter (born in late 2011) that she attempts to communicate to those around her in non verbal ways. I’ve watched in amazement when she understood what we were saying to her, though she has yet to figure out how to work her tongue to form the words on her lips.

When you gaze at someone, someone that is not looking at you, perhaps across a room, why do they turn and look at you – often within just a few seconds? You know those times. Often when it happens we quickly turn away because we don’t want them to wonder why we were watching them. I believe it’s because we’re transmitting a thought toward them, wondering about them, judging them, speculating about them.

We are all connected

Space is not empty. And considering that space is everywhere, within our universe, within our body, within all cells, and molecules, of course space isn’t empty. There is a framework within so called empty space. Could God be the space? Or the framework? God is omni right? Omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscience. Perhaps our thoughts ride that framework.

Watch the video movie – it’s free. Then comment and let me know what you get out of it. I’m curious.

I’m speculating that we are indeed real, but that reality may not be what we’ve thought.

Since computers were created science has had time to consider how electricity, turning on and off circuits very fast can store information and “do” things. All computer programs are a series of ones and zeros = on and off, true and false. That’s all it is folks (I’ve been working with and on computers for more than twenty years).

The Facebook website and all those games and computer applications you love so much are only programs made up of ones and zeros.

The Bible states that God created the simple things to confound the wise.

Could it be that our very thoughts set into motion vibrations, traveling upon frequencies (on a framework) that allows all of what we see around us to materialize?

Simple, yet complex

My mind is overwhelmed when I consider, even for a few moments, how intricate, how complex, and beautiful – and living all of creation is. I bet there are color frequencies, for example, in existence our brains are not able to interpret.

Perhaps we’re energy?

Once, a little old lady told me not to wear my watch (because it had a battery in it) on my left wrist. She said that energy enters the body through the left hand and out the right hand. (Years later I learned this is different for a man than it is for a woman.) And she said, the battery current would block energy from entering my body. I was astounded! And why did she tell me this? I don’t know. I’d never met her before – it was a brief encounter while I was working in retail.

Later on, I had an experience while ill, that I was to put my palms together as I prayed for my healing. I did. I recovered.

I felt that in my future, someway, somehow, I should explain to others this experience and all the reasons that it’s so important.

When we pray, we put the palm of one hand against the palm of the other. Simply, this small act connects a circuit of energy. This means there is a very real reason why we put our hands together.

Notice that when people say namaste and put their hands together in prayer form over their hearts it signifies how we honor the spirit of the other person. Asian people put their hands together when they bow in greeting each other.

Applying logic, perhaps holding hands would also be immensely important to transmit thoughts, feelings, emotions, to another.

Ah, imagine what a hug does! (There’s been some studies on that also that are breathtakingly fascinating!)

Speaking of frequencies, consider all visual and audio information rides upon frequencies and our eyes and ears receive – then our brain interprets.

This means everything we see, is light that falls onto our eyes and our brain then interprets the frequency resolving a mathematical computation based upon all of the former input (learning based on relationships, patterns, and associated meanings) in order to paint the picture that you see! The way this happens is similar to how a television antenna picks up a  frequency and presents it to your TV set, allowing you to watch it.

First there was only black and white TV. Then color. Now, high definition.

Why?

Because we’re always pushing the envelope – exploring and creating equipment which is continually improving the interpretation of the signals! Now consider, some of us dream in color – sometimes the colors are quite vivid – almost real.

Take it upon yourself to be the best you, that you want to be. May God allow you to see everything that is. Search. Question. Dream, believe, and achieve. Live. Laugh. Love. Breathe.

Things I’ve Never Understood

Even at my ripe age of fifty, there’s still things in life (or at least in our culture and society) I don’t understand. I’ve started a list of those things. Because the mind likes to observe and catalog things. And because people like to explain things. It makes us comfortable when we can explain stuff.

  1. Insurance – Why do states (like Florida) have laws requiring people to buy auto insurance and insurance agencies encourage you also to pay for coverage that covers “uninsured motorists”? If it’s the law, then why doesn’t the state (Florida in my example) cover the uninsured? Or at least force the uninsured to pay for all accidents that are their fault? Which brings me to #2…
  2. No Fault Accidents – There’s no such thing. Someone is always at fault. I understand that it takes two to tango so to speak, or multiple people at fault but no one at fault? I’m not buying that logic unless you’re driving down the road and a tree falls over on your car.
  3. Late Fees – It seems this archaic situation penalizes the very people who CAN’T afford to pay. If the person had the money, they’d have paid the bill when it was due, duh!
  4. Credit Bureau’s – Okay, anyone who knows me, knows I’ve yammered about this subject for years. Credit bureau’s should be illegal and outlawed. Period. They are a private entity amassing too great of control over private individuals lives. They affect how much interest you to pay to a financial institution, whether you can rent certain apartments or homes, whether you can buy a home, and often as well (which really annoys me) influence a company’s decision whether to hire you or not. I say, if they want to remain in business fine, but each citizen should have control over what is released in the file. Oh I know you can “fight” errors on your reports but why is the burden of that fight on the individual? If you become a victim of identity theft you’ll find out real fast just how much power these behemoths wield over you.
  5. Science – People have said to me various times, “I’ll believe this or that when science proves it”. Well my friend you’ll be waiting a l-o-n-g time! Science is by definition, the observation and cataloging of particular things. And science evolves. It’s always changing. Scientists haven’t figured out all of the chemical make up of an apple, can’t tell you exactly how your brain works (granted daily they make great strides), nor can they define or better yet, agree, on how the universe works. Theories, all they have are observations, quantifications, and THEORIES.
  6. Schools of Thought – Adding to why I don’t understand #5, I learned a long time ago there are various “schools of thought” on every subject. So, why would you want to limit your thought to what science (someone else) has to say about your world, your body, or your mind? I say, find your true self, align with it, and be happy. There’s a different school of thought about what you should eat, “science” can prove or disprove it seems, just about every theory. I say check out who funds their studies.
  7. Free Speech – It seems we’ve lost our entitlement and right in this country to FREE SPEECH. Please stand up for free speech (whether you agree with what is being said or not). Seems like that should be a no-brainer but for lots of reasons people seem to want to control what people say. This came to a head for me when folks with a baby in a bar complained about us (two middle-aged educated folks sitting at the bar – the family was behind us at a table) saying a certain word a couple times that they disagreed with. First, we were in a bar, and second, who gives them the right? My husband and I were having a casual enlightened but FUN discourse going on between us, not being loud or brassy, and just happened to use this “word”. If those folks didn’t want their baby, and I do mean this was an infant, not to hear that word, they’d best move along. The bartender told us if we used that “word” any more we’d have to leave because we were in a “family bar”. What?!?! Kids are going to hear that word in a bar, a grocery store, Wal-mart, movie theater, walking in the mall, or coming from a car next to them in traffic. Get over it. Really?
  8. Source – In programming it all depends on who owns, controls, or has access to the source code. You can’t do anything very complex to the program without access to the source code. So, why let someone else, me or a doctor, tell you what’s wrong with your body (your source code). I don’t care how many degrees the person has, or how many years they went to school. They had to practice on someone (lets hope not on you)! No one knows you and your body, like YOU do. I’ve heard people say, “listen to your body” – and I’d believe that to be a good rule of thumb, except – there are exceptions. Sometimes our bodies are controlled by other forces. For example, if you have an addiction to something – that substance has set off certain cell receptors in the body to make you “think” you want whatever it is you’re addicted to, nicotine, sugar, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, all come to mind as examples. I once had a doctor tell someone in my presence that he couldn’t be physically addicted to marijuana – only mentally. Later it was determined (evolving science) that one CAN be physically addicted to the THC component in marijuana.

So I guess, it really doesn’t matter what you know, what you study, or what you do – who believes you anyway? There’s a phrase I’ve heard recently that seems to fit here. Familiarity breeds contempt. It’s why Jesus Christ had a problem getting those whom he had grown up with to follow him and why he had to travel to recruit the twelve disciples. Another thought comes to mind… isn’t it absolutely amazing what twelve people can accomplish – like start Christianity – when they all are of like-mind?

In this day and age of viral marketing, I’d like to see more great ideas “take off.” I’d like it if we could shed some of the things that hinder us. Wouldn’t it be nice?

For me, I’m trying not to take myself so seriously – no one else does.