Sep. 25, 2018

When a new pain develops, we often respond with "Oh, what now?" or "Great, just what I need!"  In that moment, we are cursing our body.  We see this aching foot, or pain in our side as a "problem to fix", and we go to war with ourselves.  Yes, it is causing an issue and yes, you want it remedied, but HOW you view/feel about it makes the difference.  If you are hating your foot for hurting, you are hating part of yourself.  No healing can come from punishment, of yourself or your foot.

In this moment of awareness, give yourself permission to pause.  Take a timeout.  Notice the thoughts in your mind, and the feelings in your heart.  Are they loving?  Or are they punishing?  You don't need to punish yourself.  You didn't do anything wrong.  You are not a bad person.  You are hurting and need nurturing.  You feel vulnerable and need support.  That's really okay!  You are good, my dear.  In fact, you've always been good!  You ARE good, and you DESERVE to be loved... most importantly, by you.
So the next time "something else pops ups", instead of getting angry or frustrated, I want you to do this:
Close your eyes, and place your hand where it hurts.  Take a deep breath.  Hold this spot and imagine sending love from your heart, down your arm, through your hand into this area.  Imagine your love is a glowing golden light that is enveloping this area, releasing the pain.  With every exhale, feel your body relaxing more.  Think about this pain point with pure, unconditional love.  Say "<name pain point>, I love you, thank you for getting my attention, I am here now, I am with you, I love you."  Do this for a few minutes. 
Then, imagine your adult self putting your hands on the same pain point of a 3-year-old version of yourself.  See yourself holding little you.  Imagine holding this precious child closely, and whisper softly, "I love you.  I love you.  I really, really love you.  Thank you.  I am here.  I am with you.  I have you.  I won't ever leave you.  I love you."
Give yourself a few moments to sit in silence and allow the energy to integrate.  If tears arise, let them flow.  It's just energy moving. 
Thank you for loving you.  You are SO good, my dear. Heart
Aug. 12, 2018

Do you ever find yourself staring off into space, not wanting to move or do anything?  Do you ever feel numb, emotionally blocked, or slightly agitated by everything, perhaps even a tinge of self-loathing?  Like you're frozen in a static state of disconnection and angst?  If so, you are NOT alone!

We may exist in an elevated state for days or weeks, then suddenly find ourselves knocked off-course, suddenly flailing in tumultuous seas, just trying to keep our head above water.  This feeling can easily turn into depression if we're not careful.
So what can you do to feel more connected?  Simple answer:  Go Within.
But how?  Here's some ways:
1). Meditation - Breathe deep, eyes closed, sit/lie still for 15 minutes, focus on your breath.  Allow thoughts to pass like clouds in the sky.  Witness, acknowledge, then let the thought go.  Return focus to your breath.  
2). Yoga or Dance around - (Kundalini Yoga!) Stretch, move, have fun.  Low-impact, but move your body.  Dance like no one's watching!  Except maybe your cat.
3). Chant/Hum - Repeat OM for 1-2 minutes and you will feel the difference.
4). Reiki Session (or self-Reiki* for those attuned) - Reiki is like meditation to an exponential degree, it solidly re-connects you.
5). Epsom/Sea Salt Baths - Add some Ylang-Ylang essential oil & a few Lepidolites for a deeper state.
Anytime we're feeling disconnected and melancholy, self-care is our highway to re-connection! Heart
*If you are interested in learning Holy Fire II Reiki, please send me an email.
Aug. 8, 2018

Oddly enough, the majority of people alive on the planet today are breathing incorrectly; most tend to breathe from the upper chest (as you see in cartoons!), but this actually leads to hyperventilation when stressed.

What does one do?

Belly Breathe! 

  • Exhale completely, drawing your belly button into your spine
  • Inhale through your nose, expanding lower belly
  • Continue inhaling, expanding your middle abdomen
  • Continue inhaling, expanding your upper chest until your lungs are completely full
  • Hold
  • Exhale, breathe out from your upper lungs
  • Continue exhaling, breathe out from your middle abdomen
  • Continue exhaling, breathe out from your lower belly, pulling your belly button into your spine
  • Repeat

This is a fabulous way to bring yourself back into your body when you feel stressed/panicked.  

Jul. 19, 2018
  • Take a stroll through nature
  • Drink calming teas (i.e. Chamomile, Kava, Peppermint, Valerian Root)
  • Listen to soothing music (search YouTube for meditation music)
  • Aromatherapy (i.e. Lavendar, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage)
  • Place your bare feet on the earth
  • Take a sea salt or epsom salt bath
  • Have a Reiki session! Cool
Jul. 18, 2018

There have been numerous cases of radical remissions for every single type of cancer, including those that are inoperable and/or Stage 4. 

How is this possible?

Their regimen included these 9 characteristics:

  1. Radically changing their diet
  2. Taking control of their health
  3. Following their intuition
  4. Using herbs & supplements
  5. Releasing suppressed emotions
  6. Increasing positive emotions
  7. Embracing social support
  8. Deepening their spiritual connection
  9. Having a strong reason for living

In Western medicine, you can expect the physical to be treated (#1,4), while the rest (#2,3,5,6,7,8,9) are mental/emotional/spiritual.  Reiki is an excellent source of mental/emotional/spiritual healing.  Should you or a loved one find yourself looking for more support, I invite you to experience the transformational potential of this holistic healing energy.