Pullout couch

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Having family and friends stay over at your home is fun, which is why many people make it a point to get sofa beds (aka sleeper couches and pullout sofas ) and/or futons. These instant beds are extremely convenient, and you can put just about anywhere around the home.

Sofa beds and futons are especially great if you do not have a formal guest room. Maybe you can repurpose another room. By way of example, they can be placed in an office, living room, or family room where it will mainly be a couch, but when overnight guests arrive, you will have an instant bed.


With this in mind, have a look at the space you have available, and decide on the size required for your convertible sleeper. They are usually advertised as full-size or queen beds, but hardly any are twin size.


You will want to buy the right size of bed linens for your sofa bed or futon.

When you’re shopping, notice that the mattress is significantly thinner than a regular mattress. Consequently, it’s crucial that you read the informational pamphlet that comes with it to verify the exact dimensions. You will need these to know whether you should groom it with conventional full-size sheet sets, or if it requires special bedding. Because there’s a large and diverse market of sofa beds and futons, some will need regular linens while others need specially-ordered sheets.


Due to the thinness of sofa bed mattresses, your guests may feel the frame underneath. We suggest you place additional padding, such as a featherbed or a mattress topper, under the linen. This will give the mattress more cushioning, mitigate the feeling of the framework beneath, and make it a much more comfortable experience for the guest.

You and your guests need not dread the sofa bed or futon experience. With some consideration for your guests’ comfort, your sofa bed or futon can give comfort, support, and a great sleeping-away-from-home experience!

Congratulations, and allow the guests arrive!

Is your dog depressed?

Boxer, Dog, Lazy, Animal, Boxer Dog

What if recently, you’ve been noticing your pet sleeps abnormally (more than normal ), eats less, seems sad, and spends all its time moping around the home. All these behaviors are completely opposite to their normal behavior. Without a doubt, you might start to worry! Depression is what your furry friend may be experiencing. This problem is not dissimilar to that of humans.

You’re used to seeing your pet happy because he or she’s always there for you whenever you’re down. The mere thought of visiting your furry friend crestfallen makes you ill. Now it’s your turn to be there for him or her. How do you cheer up your very best friend? What are some of the methods you can use?

If your furry friend is depressed, here are 8 strategies to use to cheer up him/her:

  1. Spend ample time with your pet

One of the most effective ways to cheer up pets is by spending more time together, especially when they’re depressed. Now, more than ever, he or she needs you – your undivided attention. Spending quality time together shows your pet how much you love and cherish them. To transit from the pits to his/her joyful, happy self, simply give your pet your support, care, and love.

  1. Indulge your pet in outside activities

Whether you own a cat or a dog, taking him for an enjoyable afternoon out in the park is a powerful way of cheering him up. In the beginning, the pet won’t look enthusiastic. However, as you two enjoy each other’s company, you will be amazed by how jovial he will turn out to be.

  1. Show your pet you’re happy

Did you know pets and dogs are extremely smart when it comes to telling if you’re happy, just by looking at your face?

  1. Socialize your pet

Is your dog or cat miserable because they lost a companion or family member? If yes, then you want to take your pet to the park, or to a daycare centre, where he or she can socialize with others. According to research, animals like same-species companionship.


This strategy is more of a positive reinforcement. When he or she shows any sign of getting over depression, you should give your pet a treat or pat on the head. It’s important to be aware that you shouldn’t be overly sympathetic as this will encourage others to remain depressed so as to enjoy the same attention. You will need to show him or her how pleased you are anytime he or she eats foods correctly, or plays you in the park.


Does your cat or dog have a favorite toy? A excellent way to cheer up your cat is by giving him or her toys to play with. Most pets have a tendency to find comfort in familiarity. They will be more cheery if they are around their favorite toys.

  1. Play Them some music

In the same way music calms and soothes human beings, most pet owners admit that audio is also magical to pets. Surprisingly, you’ll be able to lift up the mood of your pet by playing her or him some soothing music. Just make certain that the volume isn’t too significant. The last thing you want is to make matters worse.


If possible, bring your entire family with you when stepping outside for a ride. In addition to enjoying the family’s company, he or she will also enjoy the fresh air.

You have to find ways to cheer them up as soon as possible. The above are some simple ways you can cheer your pet.

The Cross

Cross, Sky, Clouds, Christian Cross

Finally, Pilate asked the people,”What shall he do with Jesus,” and they replied,”Crucify him! Crucify him!” The”him” being referred to is the son of man, or the non-integrated self, further suggesting the fruits of the binding influence of spiritual ignorance.

Therefore, the statement”Crucify him” isn’t about crucifying a physical person, but instead about crucifying the duality nature inherent in the human psyche (generationally). It represents the causal separation from God at the individual level. In addition,”Crucify him!” Means integrating duality, or the lower nature with the higher. Prior to integration, this life dynamic governs life. Thus the term Roman governor represents the dialogue patterns of air-conditioning. “Crucify him!” Is also referring to crucify the son of man, the emotional attachment to this residual conditioning, as well as the fruits of the material world, and to uninterrupted mental activity. Son of man is symbolic for development out of the material world of delusion, and into soul re-Membering, or divine consciousness! Thus, when our Herod temperament, the ruler of the lower self, is crucified, we come upon Son of God status, or the Light of the purified soul.

Consider: it was the Roman soldiers that nailed Jesus to the cross. Roman soldiers symbolize being compelled to sin before integration, which is only the experiential degree of separation. In denying this, ascension out of duality is thwarted, thus prolonging suffering. The nailing of hands and feet signify the inability of the divine expression of the mind-body, or the inability of the mind to comprehend true spirituality. The Crown of Thorns symbolize victory over both these limitations, and the eyebrow Blood represents the flow of Christ-consciousness.

What’s’the Cross’ and why take it up and follow Me?

It was added in order to show what wrongdoing is”.

The cross itself (as separate from the crucifixion) symbolizes the horizontal and vertical planes of existence. It’s this life in duality that we need to focus attention on. We will need to constantly reflect. This is the spiritual homework assignment we all must be engaged in.

The opposite of love is duality which is rooted in fear and which represents the perishable rather than imperishable love or absolute existence. However, this duality is there by divine design. It exist to teach us vital lessons so that we may experience soul development. We spiritually evolve so that we may consciously recognize individual wrongdoing, and thereby take up our cross and align our spirit to the vertical path of life. Duality is the medium by which the human soul needs to wake. This is when the”follow Me” part of biblical instruction is accomplished.

In practical terms, it’s the psychological media of the enslaved lower human nature that is taken up – rendered harmless to spiritual development. To put it differently, sub-conscious activity is neutralized through conscious expansion. Prior to soul-freeing, the conscious mind was rendered powerless in regards to the seriousness of negative thought patterns.

To make sub-conscious integration conceptually grasping, think about a volcano erupting to the sky; in human terms, it is the upheaval of submerged emotional thought patterns into conscious awareness. When deep-rooted mind-sets get thrown upwards for conscious reflection, they eventually become incorporated. This is the way the brain returns to fullness height; the soul freed in to understanding its true unbounded nature. When horizontal and vertical become ONE, as divine consciousness, then you’ve got the lamb lying down together with the wolf.

Gal 3:23 states:

“Before the time for faith come, the law (binding influence of lower nature) kept us all locked up as prisoners until the coming faith shall be revealed”. This means that before transcendental awareness, the legislation is unyielding.

Additionally, Col 2:14-15:”he cancelled the unfavourable record of our debts with its binding principles, and did away with it completely by nailing it to the Cross (by knowing duality thus do we transcend it). And from that cross (duality) freed himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities” (freed from the binding legislation, from the hostage-taking nature of the subconscious authority, perpetrator of human and international sin). This scripture is telling us: bring the interior Vertical light to rid of the horizontal darkness or soul slumbering.

We might remember also, when the biblical tombstone was rolled back, the apostles reported that the tomb (the mind / body) empty, empty of sub-conscious character, meaning that the mind-body dynamic was purified into Ascension consciousness. Jesus, we read, then appeared to his disciples (our personal purified consciousness).

The disciples are emblematic of inner-body mechanisms known as the 12 cranial nerves. These cranial nerves are responsible for every human action, to include spiritual development. Thus the disciples are employees serving the body-soul dynamic into coming upon the inner Christ, thereby enabling God-consciousness realization. With the cranial nerves becoming purified, consciousness is empowered in perceiving spiritually, experience transcendentally. Thus, awakening these Manna-distributing stations are vital for soul nourishment and total development of physical and spiritual well-being.

And while the physical body is a creation of the universal life-force, the soul’s Core Flame is not. The spirit, therefore, being the conduit of God-nature experiencing, and having entered the body, awaits awakening into religious nature by way of conscious contact with the universal life-force or kundalini located at the base of the spine. It is this conscious contact – at the coccyx area of the spinal column – which ignites the kundalini, resulting in awakening of the soul’s higher spiritual dimensions in the mind.

Duality – means of Unity.

Duality therefore constitutes the law of opposites: good, bad, love, hate, right, wrong, etc. Believe, Noah’s Ark (individual human mind) and both of everything taken into it – symbolism of duality content. The Ark, we remember, came to rest on a Mount, meaning, the mind in meditation transcends duality and settles into Higher Self, into Bliss-consciousness. By entering the body/mind meditationally, the brain eventually transcends its limitation and false identity, becomes attracted to Truth, soul-consciousness and unbounded awareness.

Gal 3-25 puts it:”Now that the time for religion (transcendental consciousness) is here (direct experience), the Law is no longer in charge of us”. Again, by inputting meditationally to the body / duality, the brain gets to experience transcendentally, gets to know what neutralizes the legislation, knowing which, similar to Noah’s Ark, the brain depends upon Mount or Unity consciousness, maximum level of human evolution.

Jesus puts it John 2:19:”I will knock this temple down (duality character ) and rebuild it in three days” – 3 symbolizing Unity, and days, period of transforming consciousness.

Similar to faith-consciousness, attaining Unity isn’t an exercise of memory referencing and intellectualizing of scriptures only. Similarly, as soon as a gap in our thought cycle seems, Unity becomes experiential. By regularly expanding the thought-gap, expanding stillness and silence tolerance in mind, the Sun or Unity consciousness becomes ever-present bliss-consciousness.

As duality nature and sub-conscious content conspire at forming human consciousness – that which preserves lower human nature – thus, unwittingly, through spiritual ignorance, do we create the very conditions for the purpose of transmuting such consciously.

Jesus carrying the cross through public roads, with soldiers whipping and driving him , symbolizes the choice-less dynamic, before spiritual awakening, of sub-conscious content in our daily life. Jesus fell 3-times – 3 representing Divinity – significance, we have each fallen from Divinity by way of this inherited duality / lower nature. But, then, this is exactly why we came to planet earth: to consciously transcend such, thereby understanding Higher states of consciousness.

Reality of Existence

The truth of our presence is two-fold: we’re both relative and absolute concurrently. But in the early stages of religious development, human consciousness is aware only in the relative-duality, and non-aware in Absolute-Unity status. This is because, at nervous system level, a medium of experiencing higher consciousness hasn’t been set-up – the biblical veil has not been rented.

To put it differently, before Self-realization the human nervous system functions in mono or duality awareness only; the nervous system is reflecting only what is setup, reflecting only what has been cultured into it. Thus, for the nervous system to have any expertise, there must be a corresponding experience set up, a reflective lively capable of knowing simultaneous consciousnesses. In this circumstance, to experience Unity or transcendental nature, the nervous system needs to be cultured into withstanding such. We can’t arrive at higher states of consciousness by an act of will or enforced belief systems. In attaining higher states of consciousness, a practical means of internal culturing is required; a process that involves natural harmonization of left-side and right-side brain. This full brain encountering enables the understanding and retention of both eternal unity and comparative duality consciousness simultaneously.

Alternating between transcendental silence in meditation and worldly activity after meditation, over time transforms the nervous system / brain whereby simultaneous-knowing capacity of absolute and comparative / duality is maintained – human life staying permanently under Higher Self guidance while still at the relative world. When both aspects of our existence co-exist as a Whole, making the kingdom of heaven within a conscious reality: experiential beyond dogma, philosophy and belief systems.

Total Potentiality

The understanding of such Essence is through the physical body, in particular, the intellect. In bringing the wisdom to convergence, to stage awareness between the eyebrows in meditation, the intellect, emotions, senses and will, each become Essence aligned, cosmically firing, made Resolute. Such is when setup in the brain / nervous system allows for Absolute Potentiality or Infinite Intelligence become aware reality, becomes recognized brain-nervous system consciousness – Awareness rooted eternally in Divine Essence, in Vertical Will.

Such is what makes comprehending the next scripture so absolutely vital: John 12:32″and I, (human intellect, emotion, senses and will) if I be lifted up from this earth (ascension out of duality, lower world, lifted from normal human consciousness) shall draw all men (manifestations of balanced emotions and soul-centered decision making) unto me” (unto Divine Consciousness).

As we can see, before spiritual awakening, we’re each as spiritually dead, needing’lift up’ – unaware of our inherent absolute status. Due to this spiritual death, individual inner Christ or Higher Self remains temporarily from Commission, buried by accumulations of non-neutralized lower-self energy patterns. Thus the buried Christ known in scripture is not referring to a historical person, but to our own Christ within anticipating Resurrection into our consciousness.

So, finally, let’s establish exactly what”take up thy cross” IS NOT. It’s two beams of wood on our shoulder or on anybody else’s shoulder. Nor is it about enduring some life-situation heroically to be able to please God. And although maybe conditioned by literal Bible interpretation into believing this way, this scripture isn’t remotely about either of both of these examples.

In conclusion,

“And I myself will send upon you what my father has promised (our own indwelling Christ). However, You must wait at the City (meditate, transformation of human consciousness) until the energy from above (Divine Light) comes down upon you (our soul awakening)” Luke 24-49

Wasting time on social media

Smartphone, Screen, Social Media

When I was walking past a few stores quite a few weeks back, I saw that there were lots of people in their Smartphone’s. As it was not busy, these folks were busy using their Smartphone’s.

This did not come to mind because I thought that these people should be reading novels, though.

It came to mind because I believed they would get a lot more from reading novels than they would by using their device. Rather than scrolling through different social networking sites, they would have the ability to expand their mind with new information.

Now, there’s always the possibility that these folks were reading an eBook on their apparatus or that they were sending important messages. I don’t have any method of demonstrating that these folks were using different social networking sites.

A Frequent Occurrence

However, even though these people were using their time in a productive fashion, it does not mean that they will always use their time this way. What’s more, there are undoubtedly a great deal of folks who do spend a whole lot of their time working with these sites.

When I was able to spend a decent amount of time using different social networking sites before, time just seemed to fly by.

Meaningless Messages

This was a time when I’d send messages to people I really saw in the actual world and to people I had not seen in years. So, while a reasonable quantity of dopamine was released in my own, not much else happened.

I came to find that I could use my time better, which induced me to cut down the amount of time that I typically spent on those websites.

If you can realize that you’re spending a good amount of time on social websites every day, and you need this to change, there are loads of other things which you could do with your time. There are a myriad of books which you may read, if studying is the thing; if it is not, you can try a new hobby.

In the short term, it may not seem like what you’re doing isn’t having much of an influence on your life, but as time passes, you may see just how much you’ve learned by spending less time on social networking. Additionally, some of the time that you spent on social websites will now go towards your objectives, which makes it easier for you to reach them.


The modem day world is indeed full of distractions it can be easy to become lost in what’s happening’out there’ and to forget about what’s happening internally. Tuning into what things is challenging with so many distractions and, once we’ve completed this, it requires a concerted effort to not be drawn off course from the bright lights which are all around us.

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The Great Joy

Great Grand Dad, Great Grand Children
Grandparents the world over are finding they are being thrust into parenting roles, which leaves them drained and some not able to cope. The situation is driven by the need of parents to get ahead and they are pushed by financial burdens and needs into a situation where their children must be cared for out of the home. This involves child-minding by other people and it usually falls into the seniors in order to save money.
The world has changed considerably from the days when girls were home makers. Now it is accepted that they have to do their but to earn income and share the burden of home ownership and other things they require. It is, however, a case of whether or not the older folk can actually replace the parents in their new role.
Many are elderly and some infirm and just carrying a kid in is a burden. In recent conversations with grandmothers who have this situation one, who’s over 60, has to look after some 12 grandchildren during school holidays an at other times 6 of them. She listed the burden of cost since there is no monetary compensation for what she does. Meals, snacks, and even clothing are paid for from her pension.
While a trip to the lake where there are amazing facilities for walking and spending time the amount of grandparents pushing young children in strollers or kicking balls around with them around the oval is telling. This was especially evident during the recent school holidays.
There is no solution to this problem because the focus of everyone appears to be on making money as opposed to caring for children. That lets the question of whether or not having grandchildren is a joy or a greatly overrated occasion.

What to Expect

Romance, Love, Boudoir, Affection
Boudoir photography is gaining a great deal of popularity and the photo shoots and the records have become a terrific present for husbands on the wedding day. This is the opportunity for women to show off their sexy side to their partners and it makes a great and tasteful gift.
The boudoir photographers are actually great masters and they create classy, sensual and elegant images of women while they are in their lingerie. However, before you decide to go down this road, it’s important to know some fundamentals of the entire procedure and the things that you need to expect during the shoot.
Bridal boudoir photography
Boudoir is French and it means that a lady’s bedroom or private dressing room. When it comes to photography, it can be described as style where girls pose while partly dressed while in their lingerie. These photos are somewhat tasteful. Nudity isn’t explicit, but instead implied. The albums and photos may be utilised as birthday, holiday, Anniversary and wedding day gifts for husbands. The photo is aimed at showing how great a woman feels and looks at the specific point in time.
Choosing the photographer
Exactly like your wedding , you need to choose the right boudoir photographer. You need to find someone who you will be comfortable around. Interview a few candidates before you settle for one and look at portfolios too, this will allow you to figure out whether their style is to your liking.
After a photographer has been selected, choose the place where the photo-shoot should take place. Most photographers’ve got a studio for this purpose where you find beds and chairs set up for different scenes and settings. If you want, you can use a hotel room or some other private location you want.
The photographs in this category are largely lingerie, but it does not mean you must go searching for undergarments. You need to actually consider the look that you’re aiming at. Different things go for different moods like glam, pinup, playful or sexy. It’s not also a must to present in your panties. There are other small outfits that you can choose such as tank tops with jeans and so forth. Settling for the things that your fiancĂ© adores may actually make it an even greater gift.
So as to be in character, hair and makeup have to be nicely done. Many studios provide makeup artists and hairstylist on site as part of the entire package. You can have as much or as little makeup as you need and it is best to consider what your man likes.
The poses
The photographers are quite versed when it comes to presents and they will advise you on this. Torso twists, leg lifts, and arched backs are quite popular with the boudoir photos. You’ll get directions as the shoot continues on and you’ll be given demonstrations and suggestions for the best moods and gazes that you could try out.