Monday, September 7, 2009

Quick re-cap

I have spent most of my time in nature, recharging and learning
As of now I am back in full passionate force to share my discoveries in order to inspire others

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Spring Cleanse your Mental Body

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Illness does just not happen. Our body is constantly talking to us, giving us hints when we are out of balance, but we are usually too busy to listen. At some point, our body stops communicating and gives up the effort, causing illness to occur.

When illness sets in, it is not too late to reconnect to your body and to listen to its needs. What our body needs is adequate time to relax and recuperate. Yes, that means slowing down at times. Being more attentive. When we start to push against anything in life, we are simply pushing ourselves away from well-being.

"The environment you fashion out of your thoughts, your beliefs, your ideals,
your philosophy, is the only one you will ever live in." - Quote from O. S. Marden

Our beliefs about our own health greatly effects our ability to get well.
But how do our beliefs form? It starts with a thought. Many times that thought directly responds to what we are observing around us. We formed a lot of our beliefs during childhood, watching and listening to our parents and grandparents. Either we started to copy their way of living or decided to live differently.

The series of thoughts that aligned with each other over a period of time formed our beliefs.
If the balance of those thoughts are life affirming, we begin to feel and experience that our health and immunity is strong and consequentially our body heals much faster. If you are around people that always complaining of their aches and pains and your thoughts reflect fear - ("what if this illness happens to me?") - the slightest cold will sweep you off your feet. Whatever you believe becomes your reality.

Mental healing begins with assessing our present state of thought.
What is the nature of the majority of our thoughts? Is it mostly positive or is it mostly negative? If it is mostly negative, mental healing involves the substitution of these negative thoughts with more empowering and nurturing thoughts. We must utilize all the tools such as affirmations, meditation and self-talk to guide our mind to seeing only the positive.

Spring Cleanse your Body - Holistic Health

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On the road to Well-Being
Holistic Health therapies have garnered a lot of interest lately and for good reason. We are finally learning that we need to take back responsibility for our own well-being. We realize that we cannot give our power away any longer to our doctors, depending on them to cure us. We must also take an active role ourselves.
When attempting to return to our natural state of health and well-being, there are several areas that must be addressed in order to make us whole.

Healing begins with healing all aspects of us, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. If any one of these areas is not in harmony, then we cannot be fully healed and cannot experience the beauty and wonder of the world around us. So much of our physical health depends upon our mental, emotional and spiritual state. In fact, it is our belief that all physical ailments have their roots in one of these three areas. If these three areas are not addressed along with the physical, healing is slowed or does not occur at all.

“If greater attention were given to the universal laws which govern all forms of life, we would naturally mature with a respect for the guiding agencies which reveal themselves in the operation of nature.” - Manly P. Hall

Herbal Spring cleaning for your Body

Winter is not getting any shorter and sure feels good when the days getting longer and warmer. Now it’s time to get out of hibernation. During the dark & cold season our body has the tendency to store emergency supplies. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has reached for comfort food, during winter blues. I sure can feel it. It is time for Spring Cleanse & Detox.

Aromatherapy Rejuvenation & Detoxifying Massage
Aromatherapy is a mixture of aromas, massage and medicine providing a deep sense of release and relaxation. Application of custom blended essential oils by a massage technique, which focuses on the eliminating & detoxifying abilities of the body through Circulatory & Lymphatic Systems. Oils are used for their therapeutic properties. Each plant essence has its own characteristic scent. Our sense of smell is linked to our emotions & memory.

Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is used primarily for its exfoliating effect on the dead skin cells and encouraging circulation & elimination. It is best to use a natural bristle brush about the size of your hand. Apply gentle pressure with the brush on your dry skin (before showering) in a circular movement. First start with the feet and legs, then continue over the entire body; always moving towards the heart. Your pressure applied with the brush must be gentle enough not to cause any discomfort. Your skin should be a pinkish color.
Follow with a refreshing shower. I recommend a good quality body lotion to hydrate your skin afterwards.

Hot Baths
Taking hot baths with Epsom salts or salt from the Dead Sea also helps to rid toxic substances from the body.
The hot bath will open up the skin pores stimulating circulation and the salt will draw out impurities. If you can afford it, a mud-bath will also replenish essential nutrients, mostly minerals to your skin. Follow with a good quality body lotion.

Spring Cleanse your Emotional & Spiritual Bodies

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"Today something is happening to the structure of human consciousness. A fresh kind of life is starting" - Quote from Teilhard deChardin

Emotional healing begins with dealing with disturbing feelings that disrupt our natural state of calmness, joy and peace. Our emotions are like friends; giving us at first, gentle reminders that perhaps we are not on the right path. However if we do not recognize their message, these emotions may escalate and cease to be reminders and instead, become the essence of who we are. We all know people who are moody or constantly angry. When we are ruled by emotions, we can no longer rationally or objectively look at alternatives.

Emotions are a direct response to the balance of your thoughts
In order to begin emotional healing, we must first centre our being, looking at ourselves from a place of calmness. Then utilizing this serenity, objectively look at which emotions need attention. By realizing which emotions we have allowed to remain unchecked, we can begin a program of self-awareness utilizing meditation, affirmations and deep-breathing to gently return to our calm, centered selves.
Spiritual Spring Cleansing & Healing
We are all unique individuals with unique talents and gifts. Spiritual healing comes from the realization of our uniqueness and a strong inner belief in ourselves. By nurturing our conviction that we are worthy, we release inner fears and blockages. By standing strong in our positive opinion of ourselves, we foster a trust and knowing that we can accomplish all that life brings our way.
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
- Quote from Anatole France
Healing begins by reaffirming wellness
By focusing on illness, you cannot create well-being. Choosing wellness as a state of being, healing can be achieved by refocusing and reconnecting to the stream of life force that is available to all of us. Pushing against or resisting this flow of energy creates illness.
Deep, conscious breathing is the simplest way to reconnect. Draw this energy throughout your body with the breath. By seeking to understand our body, our minds, our emotions & spirit, and their interconnectedness, we can better help ourselves on our way to true health.

By utilizing the wisdom of affirmations, meditation and positive thinking we can further help ourselves at any time in our healing cycle. By recognizing it and understanding it, we can use this knowledge to continue on the path of healing: one step at a time.

Spring Cleanse your Home

Washing Away Negativity
Spring House Cleaning with Herbs

"A Complete Guide to Magic & Ritual "
- by Cassandra Eason

There are an overwhelming arrays of creams, mousses and gels for rinsing away dirt and grime in seconds, although few live up to their promises with my family. But on both sides of the Atlantic, a traditional way to wash floors and clean patios and yards was with an infusion of herbs in hot water.
Using herbs that naturally remove negative feelings along with the dirt, and attracted prosperity or luck to the dwelling. Infusions are made by leaving herbs in boiling water for 10 minutes, then straining the liquid and discarding the herbs. For domestic use you can make quite a strong infusion.
  • Wash the front & back doorsteps with a traditional scrubbing brush dipped in water, marking in your mind's eye a barrier that will prevent stress or bad feelings from being carried over the threshold. broom (57K)
  • Work next on the bathroom & kitchen - any area where there are water outlets that can drain out luck or happiness.
  • Next sweep out any yard or patio areas in anti-clockwise circles, with a traditional besom broom if possible, to remove any lingering creeping resentments or spite that may be waiting for a door to open in order to enter your rooms.
  • Wash the area with a bucket of water containing 8-9 drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil, using your broom in clockwise circles to draw up boundaries of protection.
  • Finally tip the remaining water down any outside drains to allow the negativity to flow away.
  • Stand your broom, bristles up, outside the door to protect the home.

  • Beltain

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    Celebration of Beltane (or Beltain) has taken place around the world just past this weekend.
    This ancient Celtic or Druid festival is most commonly known as May Day celebration. Once, for blessings & fertility, a may tree was planted in front of houses decorated with colorful ribbons. The May tree or May Pole, the Tree of Life, springing up from the Earth represented the masculine (phallic symbol) of nature & the ribbons that encompass the flow & beauty of the feminine.

    People have gathered in the country-side to celebrate the awakening of nature after the cold of the winter months. The May King & May Queen has been chosen to bless the land & all Earth's creatures to insure a fruitful season. These festivities were also to celebrate love... spiritual love, the intimate love that two people have for each other & to renew their wows for one more year.

    Rituals from Beltane can be brought back to our life by reconnecting to the powerful magic of our past. Let us reflect on this. Let us understand that the memory of Beltane is to re-awaken the most important kind of love: self-love. Only a content heart can love freely & unconditionally.

    During the next few weeks I will be applying the energies of the season during my sessions, called Inner Pilgrimage. The intent is to help you to re-awaken to the everlasting presence of spiritual love that is within us & surrounds us. Using Visualization & Guided Imagery you may even be able to re-visit & integrate the essence from your cellular memory. Techniques will also be used to bring your inner-male & inner-female into harmony & to balance your masculine & feminine nature in order to fulfill our immediate potential of becoming a joyful, satisfied & wholesome being. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your connection & awareness to your Spiritual Nature, awaken your innate senses & to reconnect to the natural cycles of your body inspired by your very own unconscious mind.