August 2019

Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry26 Aug 2019 08:43 pm

SIMPLE EMERGENCY TREATMENT OF DENGUE * New Version – Easy to Learn Primer * Please pass to save lives

The government has declared a state of national emergency due to dengue as of Aug. 3, 2019.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is caused by a virus which attacks the blood and induces internal bleeding, which can cause death. There is no cure except a strong immunity system with the help of simple remedies and diet. The virus is carried by the dengue mosquito Aedes Aegypti transmitted to humans, which spreads rapidly during lingering dry seasons.
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  • Death toll is high because people do not know how to detect it right away. You can mistake it as ordinary fever. Children are very vulnerable.
  • Find out right away if it is dengue as soon as there is fever, especially in epidemic areas. Dengue begins with high fever. If fever goes down within 4 to 5 days, it may mean dengue has become serious. If it is too late, it can kill.
  • To detect dengue instantly at home due to fever, apply a tourniquet – tie a handkerchief around the upper arm, then twist with a pencil to tighten. Small red dots should appear in the skin near the tied area if one is infected. This does not always work, especially if tied loosel, or if it is the early stages of incubation-infection.
  • To be more sure and safer, rush the suspected victim immediately to the nearest hospital for a blood test. If the platelet count is low, it can cause internal bleeding which can kill the victim. Platelets are blood cells that cause clotting and prevent continuous bleeding. Monitor the platelet count with regular blood tests.
  • Consult a doctor.
  • There is no cure for dengue, except a strong immunity system through plenty of rest and sleep, and plenty of water, fruits and leafy vegetables rich in iron. The soup from green kamote shoots (talbos) helps.
  • Plenty of water is very important to avoid dehydration or lack of water in the body, which induces lower platelet count.
  • Buy at the drugstore Oresol or equivalent brands for rehydration or retention of water in the body. Keep a supply in epidemic areas.
  • Or make the tea from the Tawa-tawa leaves, also known as Gatas-gatas (Euphorbia Hirta). It also increases platelet count. Ask herbalists, who can help you identify the wild herb and where it grows. Or see if it is available in certain stores, like SM.
  • In places with no drugstore offering mosquito repellant, use ordinary coconut oil to prevent being bitten by dengue mosquitoes.
  • Dengue mosquito bites at daytime. Avoid places with stagnant water like creeks and ponds, or areas where there are many victims. Ask the local government to spray these waters.
  • Isolate victims from other members of the family, as a dengue mosquito can bite a victim and transmit it to others.
  • Find out if your town has or is going towards a dengue epidemic, hinted by many deaths. Consider moving to relatives in non-epidemic areas.
Let us pray to Jesus and Mother Mary to contain this growing epidemic, which can kill many, sometimes more than a typhoon or an earthquake. amdg.


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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry11 Aug 2019 06:33 pm

From Drugs and Jail to Best Seller * Paulo Coelho’s THE ALCHEMIST 26m sold in 56 Languages

If you  do not fulfill your dream, you are nothing.
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By Bernie V. Lopez,
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Paulo Coelho’s life is a story of depression to inspiration, despair to enlightenment, anonymity to fame, poverty to wealth. His life was a roller-coaster ride from darkness to light. His novel The Alchemist, which sold 26 million copies in 56 languages, transported him to stardom.


Born into a conservative Catholic family in Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Coelho, was an introverted rebel who was committed into a mental institution by his parents at the age of 17. He tried to escape three times and was finally released at the age of 20. In the 60s, he dropped out of law school, picked up a backpack, and roamed South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe, where he started taking drugs.


He then became a songwriter, where he was influenced by magic and occultism from the music he was immersed in. In 1974, he was arrested and tortured by the military who viewed his lyrics as subversive and dangerous. He worked as an actor, theater director, and journalist before exploding into fame and fortune as a writer.


The beginning of the explosion happened in 1986 when he walked 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela, a noted pilgrim’s road in Northern Spain. There, he saw the light, the same light that blinded St. Paul from a life of persecution to a life of service to the Lord. He had a spiritual awakening that would turn his world upside down, a free fall that would fulfill a long lost dream when he was 17. He began a career in writing on top of his lucrative songwriting profession.


His life was made into a biographical film in 2014. THE PILGRAIM – STORY OF PAULO COELHO, first in Portuguese, then translated into English. One of the producers, Iona de Macedo, told noted international film magazine Screen International, “The film tells the story of a man who has a dream. It’s a little like Alice in Wonderland – he’s someone who is too big for his house.”


The Alchemist was originally published by a small Brazilian publishing firm, then headed for the stratosphere when it was taken by Harper Collins in 1994. When it came out, he was the object of biased press criticism from all sides, being a former drug user and ‘subversive’ ex-convict. Ironically, the more he was criticized and beaten to a pulp by critics, the more people read his book. That was how he was instantly catapulted into fame.


But why and how did The Alchemist gain so many readers in so short a time. What is its mystique that awed the world? The story was simple but the spirituality profound. The story revolved around a shepherd boy, Santiago, who had a dream. In his travels, he encounters people and places which helped him fulfill his dream. That is the simple story.


Paolo writes, “We all need to be aware of our personal calling.” He says that we all have a path that God chose for us here on earth. Not all have the courage to confront his dream. The obstacles can be immense but love is the stimulus, the energy. We have to overcome the fear of failure, the same fear of a baby eagle during first flight, when he soars or he dies. Paolo knew a lot about failure. He was an ‘expert’ in it.


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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry10 Aug 2019 06:20 am


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By Bernie V. Lopez,
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Back in the days when I was an active journalist, I went to Southern Leyte on a tourism research study. And I stumbled on a treasure of stories beyond tourism that would deserve a National Geographic article. Call it serendipity, the ability to “accidentally” stumble on magical experiences and fantastic people and places. Serendipity is a precious psychic gift which defies logic.




Although this happened about 30 years ago, to respect the privacy of people, I will not reveal names and places. I met this mayor (let us call him Ricky) who was the object of my serendipity. He served me dried shark fins fried to a crisp with garlic fried rice for breakfast. The shark fins had this supreme taste beyond those I have tasted in my entire life. Mayor Ricky bought the dried shark fins from fishermen. I asked him to introduce me to a fisherman.


Thus, I met Mang Isko, a lean mean marine veteran in his 50s. He told me dolphins regularly passed through their fishing grounds, the strait between Southern Leyte and Limasawa, which was notorious for strong currents, squalls and sunken vessels. He told me about two fishermen on a pump-boat whose motor conked out, stranded for hours. A dolphin approached and towed them to shore. I said the story was hard to believe. He simply smiled and told me more stories of such rescues, and even dared me to talk to the fishermen themselves.


I had no time and resources to look for those fishermen, but after talking to fisher-folk along the shore, I got the same story. An old man said the stories were legends from their ancestors from the deep ancient past.




The Esqualine story started from a visit by a Japanese, who hired a fisherman to look for the mini-shark, whose fins I had for breakfast. Somehow, he knew, from books perhaps, the shark thrived in the strait. After weeks of identifying where to fish, and weeks of trial and error, the fishermen developed a technique of low-tech deep-sea fishing for the elusive mini-shark. The Japanese bought only the liver of the shark, put it on ice, and gave away the entire shark to the fisherman, who was paid handsomely – 30,000 pesos, quite a fortune then. And so the Japanese came regularly to buy shark liver oil from the fishermen.


Mayor Ricky interviewed the Japanese and found out about the liver oil processed in Tokyo into Esqualine, the wonder drug for the Japanese. He had a plan to make and export the Esqualine himself. It was a certain rare species of a miniature shark, adult size about 4 feet, from which Esqualine was derived. Mayor Ricky, the adventurous entrepreneur, invested on the expensive shark fishing to obtain the fish oil. He developed a low-tech liver extraction process using slow heat from the sun and from ovens. He acquired gels from Manila for capsuling the oil. He succeeded to export his Esqualine, but after a while, the Japanese importers stopped buying. They said he had to remove the ‘fish smell’ in the capsule, which consumers did not like. Finally, Mayor Ricky gave up because extracting the smell out was a highly technical chemical process which involved rare expensive imported re-agents. Nice try, Mayor, but no go.




The ingenious technique developed by the fishermen to fish for the mini-shark was a story in itself. They had a long line which took three hours to reach the bottom of the sea, even with a heavy sinker. The line branched into about 5 to 7 hooks. It would take the shark hours to take the bait. The fishermen would take them more than three hours to bring the heavy shark up. Catching a shark would take around 12 to 15 hours, if they were lucky to catch one. But it was all worth it for 30,000 pesos, which they could not earn from weeks of traditional fishing.


The Japanese I never met, Mayor Ricky, and Mang Isko were three real characters from real life that I stumbled on and never forgot. I write from memory, no notes, no photos, this story that happened about 30 years ago. One never forgets such magical stories drawn from serendipity.


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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry03 Aug 2019 12:21 am

THE WAR BETWEEN JESUS AND LUCIFER * We are all tightly interconnected

We are all tightly interconnected in this war.
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By Bernie V. Lopez,
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At the Mother Ignacia Healing Center in Novaliches, Philippines, the heavy steel life-size statue of St. Michael the Archangel, arch-enemy of Lucifer, mysteriously fell from its garden pedestal. Sr. Raquel Reodica, RVM, said it was an omen of the war between Christ and Satan that rages not just in the Middle East, but inside each of us. And this 2,000-year-old war is now intensifying.


Today, that statue stands outside the adoration chapel where hundreds of terminal-cancer patients are healed, standing guard against Lucifer’s forces. It is scary to imagine that everything good and violent happening today is due to this war. Sr. Raquel says we must pray and do penance for Good to prevail over Evil in our hearts and on our planet. Mankind is at stake.




This war has been raging for centuries. No one sees it but it is everywhere. It is invisible yet omnipresent. It rages globally among nations and individually within our hearts all at once. Today, more than ever, it is intensifying in our age of conflict and confusion. It is inducing a crisis within the highest echelons of the Church, as prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima. In the Internet, today’s most powerful communications tool, we watch eloquent wolves guised as sheep who confuse us, who commit blasphemy, as prophesied by Jesus.


Here is a quick overview of our planet on a tailspin. Drugs are slowly destroying our society. Proxy wars among giant nations lasting many years (Syria) massacre children and women through indiscriminate bombings. As a result, the flow of refugees from war-torn areas in the east to affluent societies in the west is causing violent civil wars in large cities (Paris, London, LA). War is now imported from far flung deserts right into the very backyards of affluent societies. Abortion, the murder of unborn children, is now legal in most places worldwide, competing with the number of casualties of wars and pandemics.


So-called evangelists, who become rich overnight, mutilate Biblical messages and have large followings. Pandemics baffle health experts as new rapidly evolving viruses elude cure. Greed prevails over sharing in our age of diminishing resources, causing energy wars over pipelines and oil rigs. The intensifying cyber war reflects the war between Jesus and Lucifer. Evil and Good lurk in cyberspace.
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