Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Digna Love - Life Was Sweet

Digna Love was born and raised in Saint Lucia, a small island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea. She came to the United States in 2001, and today is in business for herself as the owner of a company called Love and Sunshine.

                                    Digna Love

She has fond memories of her childhood in Saint Lucia. “Life was pretty neat growing up,” Digna Love recalls. “We had the freshest fish and fruit and vegetables. The rivers are so pure, and there were natural springs shooting the purest water up for us to drink. Coconuts and mangoes grew like wildflowers in the rich volcanic soil.”

She got an early taste of what it meant to be in business for herself. “My brothers and I cleared a piece of land behind our childhood home where we grew corn that we would roast and sell to our fellow villagers. We also harvested coffee to sell to gain our allowance.” Many coffee lovers swear by Saint Lucia coffee beans, and call them some of the best they’ve tasted anywhere.

“Life was sweet,” Digna Love says, “but wanting to see more of the world, I moved to America in 2001.” She worked as a nanny for many years, but eventually went back to school to study alternative medicine. At present, her company makes jewelry, but she says that she plans to branch out into other areas in the future.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Digna Love - A Blessing from Heaven

Digna Love was born and raised in Saint Lucia, a small island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea. She came to the United States in 2001, and today is in business for herself as the owner of a company called Love and Sunshine.

Digna Love

She has many pleasant memories of her childhood in Saint Lucia, but says she began looking toward the United States because she wanted to see more of the world. She took many writing, spiritual and communication courses, and in 2012 entered Palm Beach State College to study psychology. She was also interested in becoming a healer. “A fellow student showed me an ad about a college offering alternative medicine,” she says. “I rushed over to Everglades University,” where she began her studies.

Digna Love has the double responsibility maintaining her grades and raising two young children. Her oldest is currently serving his country in the United States Army, while her youngest are still at home. “I raised my kids to be helpful, honest, hardworking, intelligent, open minded and loving,” she explains. “I incorporate alchemy into their lives and raised them letting them know that the right path is one that shows the greatest love, and helps to advance us as a person, and as a species.”

Her youngest child is not yet one year old and is, she says, an intelligent little guy with a great vocabulary for one so young. “My daughter, who is seven, is in a gifted class and is a very well rounded little girl who believes in fairness for all. She wanted to go to church because of the community value (no churches of alchemy around here, lol) so she chose Christ fellowship church for us because of its non-dreary and modern spin on Christianity.”

Psychologists say that no matter what you teach your kids, they get a lot of their learning through observation, in particular through watching their parents. They pick up not only what they see their parents doing, but also on subtle cues that parents are often unaware they are giving out. Research has shown that the better the relationship is between a parent and her child, the more the child’s values are filtered through what he or she has picked up at home.

“I incorporate what I learned at school and in other studies to raise my baby, and it’s been amazing,” Digna Love says. “He is super-alert and intelligent; physically advanced, and even has a good vocabulary; and he’s not even one year old yet! He is the happiest person I’ve ever met and a true blessing from heaven.”

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Digna Love - Reviving the Art of Alchemy

Digna Love is a holistic healer and mother of three who lives in Florida. Born and raised in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, she came to the United States in 2001, in part, she says, because she wanted to see more of the world.

She attended Palm Beach State College and Everglades University, where she studied alternative medicine and healing. She has had an interest in alternative practices for many years. “I have been practicing channeling and meditation for decades now, and I’m proud of the progress I’ve made,” she says. “I plan to revive the art of alchemy – not turning rocks into gold, as people believe alchemy is, but transforming entities and energies to a better state.”

Alchemy, as she knows, is widely viewed as a forerunner to modern chemistry. Classical alchemy is shrouded in mystery and secrecy; it was rooted in the idea that everything around us has a universal and unifying spirit. It is believed that early practitioners based their work on a mythical substance known as the philosopher’s stone, which they believed had many valuable attributes. Those included the power to heal, the power to prolong life, and the power to transform base metals into precious metals like gold. But they did not necessarily do that to enrich themselves. Historian Nevill Drury wrote that “Gold symbolized the highest development in nature and came to personify human renewal and regeneration. A ‘golden’ human being was resplendent with spiritual beauty and had triumphed over the lurking power of evil. The basest metal, lead, represented the sinful and unrepentant individual who was readily overcome by the forces of darkness.”

Most practitioners of alchemy in the twenty-first century say that defining it is not very easy, because by their very nature definitions tend to categorize and put things into boxes. Alchemy can’t be reduced to lab work, or meditative work, or defined merely as a spiritual pursuit. The modern view is that alchemy is a philosophy of the cosmos and of our place in the grand scheme of things.

No matter how you define it, many people agree that alchemy is really an important part of cultural history that can be examined in a very scholarly way. The central idea of alchemy is that matter and spirit are really one whole, inseparable unit, and that one works with the other. An early alchemist said that wisdom is a light of divine energy; it moves everything, and when it leaves its earthly manifestations it goes directly to the grace of God, or the Holy Spirit.

Digna Love makes her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Digna Love - Two Things to Pay Attention to when Buying Organic Foods

Digna Love studies alternative health at Everglades University. She is very health-conscious, and does her best to buy organic food whenever she can.

There are two important things you want to pay attention to when you start buying organic foods.

The first one is the name of the farm that your food is coming from. This is important because different farms may have different soils, and different farmers will have different techniques, which will make even the same foods taste differently.

Digna Love

The second one is the names of the varieties of produce that you buy. For example, there are multiple varieties of nectarines and apples. You want to keep track of what you buy and make notes about the varieties that you like most.

Today, even big chains like Whole Foods are specifying the variety of the crops and name of the farm that a crop is coming from. If you are shopping at a farmers’ market and the description tag doesn’t mention the variety, ask the seller about it. Most small farmers come to farmers’ markets themselves, and striking a conversation is a great way to meet the person that is growing your food, and learn more about the food and the farm that grows it.

Not all varieties of foods grow in all parts of the United States. You can also talk to your local farmers about the varieties that they grow, and their reasons for choosing those varieties. While conventional, non-organic farmers mostly care about yields and size of the crop, organic farmers are much more likely to choose foods that have distinct flavors, and a great nutritional value. This is why Digna Love does her research before buying the food for herself and her family.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Digna Love - On Why Organic Foods Taste Differently

Digna Love grew up in St. Lucia, and as a kid had a piece of land behind her home, where she and her brothers farmed corn and coffee.

One of the things that you need to understand about organic foods is that even the same varieties of organic foods will taste differently. Organic farming isn’t about standardization of everything and anything. Organic farming is focused on strengthening natural ecological properties of the land. Different soils have different features and peculiarities about them. Organic farmers do not use any chemicals, and foods from different farmers grown on different kinds of soils will taste differently. Also, the fertility of the soils of organic farms is usually improved by adding decaying organic matter to it, such as manure and compost.

Returning manure and plant waste into the soil is also a natural thing to do. By doing so, organic farmers complete the cycle of natural biological recycling, and the soil gets more nutrients, passing more of them to plants and livestock.

The differences in flavors of organic foods also occur because of different farming practices used by different farmers. For example, one tomato grower may choose to keep the side shoots that arise in the stems, while another may be removing them on a regular basis.

This is why you want to know who grows your food and how they do it. No matter what the advertising from the big corporations is trying to convey, you and only you should be the sole judge of what tastes good to you, and what foods you choose to eat. The real tastemakers and trendsetters have always been the people who didn’t care much about what the majority was telling them to do. This is why Digna Love chooses healthy, organic foods, and doesn’t pay much attention to advertising from big corporations.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Digna Love - Sacred Geometry and the Golden Ratio

Digna Love is a certified realm reader and a healer, passionate about angels, stones, alchemy, and sacred geometry.

Sacred geometry attributes metaphoric and sacred significance to certain geometric ratios, figures, and rules. One of such rules is the golden ratio.

                                     Digna Love

The golden ratio is the unique ratio found in various objects and figures such that the ratio of the whole to the larger part of the object is the same as the ratio of the larger part of the object to the smaller part.
Numerically, the golden ratio is equal to 1.6180339887498948482. This number is also known as phi.

It is not known who and when discovered the golden ratio, but the ratio does appear throughout the human history.

The Great Pyramid of Egypt closely follows the golden ratio proportions.

Greek mathematician and sculptor Phidias studies the golden ratio and applied it to the design of his sculptures.

Plato said that the golden ratio is the most binding of all mathematical discoveries and relationships.

Phi appears in petals as a part of the ideal packing arrangement. Each petal in flowers is placed at 0.618 per turn out of a 360-degree circle, thus maximizing the exposure of petals to sunlight.

One can also find phi in the head of a flower. The seeds are usually positioned in the center, moving towards the edge to fill all the space. Sunflower is a perfect example of the spiraling patterns that are based on the golden ratio.

The seed pods on a pinecone are arranged in a similar way. Patterns that are based on the same principles also exist on pineapples and cauliflower.

Born and raised on the island of St. Lucia, Digna Love witnesses a lot of interesting patterns in nature that made her curious about their meanings.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Digna Love - A Practical Example of the Differences between Organic and Non-Organic Foods

Digna Love was born in St. Lucia, and has been eating healthy foods since she was a child. When she moved to the United States in 2001, she discovered that a lot of foods in the US were not as healthy and delicious as she’d like them to be.

One of the most popular varieties of apples being sold all over the country is Red Delicious. However, the popularity of this variety of apples has much more to do with marketing than with the taste of the fruit.

                                                         Digna Love

First, Red Delicious apples have deep red skins. The research shows that people associate the taste of apples with a deep red skin color, even though in reality really red apples may have a subpar taste. Next, there is the word “delicious” in the name of the variety. The fact that a variety of apples has the word “delicious” in it makes some people think that the reason why the apples have “delicious” in the name is because of their taste. This name has nothing to do with taste. It’s all about marketing and sales.

For these reasons, Red Delicious variety is still a clear winner when it comes to sales. Even though varieties of apples like Gala, Fuji, and Braeburn are becoming more and more popular, and certainly can compete with Red Delicious on taste, they still lag behind in sales. 

There are over 8,000 varieties of apples in the world. However, there are only about 150 commercially important varieties of food in the world today. The reason why these 150 are the chosen ones is simple: they transport well and they look great on a shelf.

Big corporations also strive to have the same kinds of products everywhere they operate. All this started with McDonalds becoming successful selling the same kind of burger all over the country, and now all over the world. Starbucks is also doing its best to have coffee that tastes the same in all of its stores. Big food corporations followed. They want every slice of Kraft Single to taste the same, and every Dole pineapple to taste just like every other Dole pineapple. This allows brands to have an identity in customers’ minds. This is the way they control quality. 

The problem with this approach is that foods require a lot of processing to taste the same every year in every country. This kind of processing kills distinctive flavors, and many of the nutrients of food. In order to compensate for the lost flavor, big corporations load their products with fats, salt, sugar, and other substances and mixes that taste really good, but are really unhealthy. The only places where the same foods grow all year are places in warm climates, like the island of St. Lucia, where Digna Love grew up.