Busy Week

I got a lot of business done last week at work, 72 hours. It was satisfying. But I needed a get-a-way. My husband and I were planning to spend a couple of days upnorth.

Upnorth is a Michigan term. Many people from the southern counties have cottages in the upper counties. There has been a cottage in my family since the 60’s.

At the last minute a horse came up lame and required care. My husband had to stay home. So I ventured upnorth by myself with an armload of books … science fiction, fantasy, romance.

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I arrived in the early morning  after a 4-hour drive and promptly unloaded the books, grabbed some chips and pop (AKA soda to non-Michiganders), and sat down with a satisfying plunk. Three hours later, I needed to stretch and walk.

The cabin is on a 2-track lane and there are black bears in the vicinity. I worried a little bit and didn’t walk too far away. Who would I call for help? Nobody was around. I walked back and decided to take a nap.

That felt good. Got up and started reading again. Finished one book and the temperature was starting to fall. It would be below freezing tonight. There is no running water and you have to use an outhouse (the little yellow building behind the cabin). The toilet seat was COLD!

A truck went by with young boys, I’m in such a secluded area and have no weapons. I thought of the bears, what if one was by the outhouse in the night? My imagination began to form it’s own novel, a frightening one with all the “what if’s.”

Fear got the best of me and in cowardice, I packed up and went home to safety. Yes, I did get in some reading and relaxation but I’m just not as independent or hardy as I like to think of myself. And that disappoints me in a way, but another part of me says to just allow it to be information and stop the self recriminating judgement.

It’s OK. I can always try again another day. Besides, it WAS something different, a weekend break, a get-a-way from a busy week. And for all of who do travel alone and do it confidently and can “rough it out” in remote areas … you have my utmost respect!

Another trip around the sun …

Granite Earth and Water Energy

I found a rock on my birthday. I’m fond of stones. Collecting them here and there and placing them in my rock garden.

This one caught my eye. It’s granite. Common in the midwest where I live. It’s mostly black and white but has some pinks and greens and crystal sparkles.

Granite is mostly feldspar and quartz. Feldspar is a major part of the earth’s crust, so it’s no wonder that granite is seen as a grounding earth stone. And quartz is a crystal I like to use in therapy. In electronics, quartz is used to ‘purify’ the frequency of energy. Since the human body has it’s own biofield of energy, I figure why not add quartz to help even out the rough painful edges of the wavelengths in a person.

When I looked up granite on the internet, I found that it is associated with the Libra zodiac. Interesting … my birthday is in that zodiac. Happy Birthday to me. lol.

One website states the characteristics of granite are protection and seeing the bigger picture. Cool. It’s also suppose to be a stone of abundance bringing money. That made me think of the expense of a granite countertop, so yes, granite can bring in money. lol.

Another website says that granite can be used for healing toxic areas. Releasing toxins has certainly been a major theme for me in the past year. Granite is also supposed to be useful for healing disorders of the face and head … hum … maybe this little birthday stone will become a pet rock (I’ve definitely aged myself with that idiom) and I’ll sleep with it near that darn painful trigeminal nerve on my face. JK.

I like my little whimsical stone and all it’s possible meanings. It seemed special finding it on my birthday and felt a little magical to read about it. But now it’s time to get down to earth and buckle in for another trip around the sun.

Everything is Energy

I’m sitting on a chair, I’m writing on a computer, I’m looking out the windows of my house … how can “everything is energy” be true? I’m a physical being in a material world.

I understand why people think that way. It’s hard to comprehend what’s under the surface when there is so much that’s “substantial” in our face. But it’s the belief about what energy is, that just needs a little light shed on it.

If we think energy is invisible, out there somewhere, unable to grasp, then of course the “everything is energy” statement makes no sense. Literally, it can’t be sensed with touch, taste, smell, sight or hearing. Wait … or can it?

Yes, energy can be touched … we know if we’ve been zapped by an electric fence (you can tell I live on a horse farm) or if we are burned by hot coffee. And yes, energy can be heard … all sound waves are energy. Oh, and yes, energy can be seen, all the colors of the rainbow are energy waves.

Ok, so energy can be sensed. We know a magnetic field is energy. We know lasers are energy. But how can everything be energy? What is a table made of? Wood. What is wood made of? Wood molecules. What are wood molecules made of? Atoms. What are atoms made of? Protons, electrons, and lots of space. What are protons and electrons? Well, they are the stuff of energy that makes up matter. So matter (i.e. a wood table), in it’s most basic form is vibrating particles? It’s waves of energy? Actually, yes.

Einstein understood this when he wrote his famous equation for energy E=MC2. E is energy, M is mass, C is movement. Energy is a moving particle. I think we can all agree that light is energy. Light is made up of photons. Photons are little packets of light. But did you know that photons are both particles and they are moving? Light can be measured as one or the other, as a particle in space or as speed of movement (but interestingly, not both at the same time).

So if at the basic particle level, everything is energy and filled with all that space between electrons … how does anything appear solid? It’s the electromagnetic bonds. The “glue” that holds things together. Is it surprising that medical professionals are studying healing of disease and pain and emotions using the science of energy? If everything is energy, then your body is energy and disease is energy, and the energies are impacting each other. And drugs are simply a manipulation of energy through the chemistry of the body.

Does energy medicine work? Does it work without drugs? Can the bodies own internal energies be stimulated or supported or decreased so the body can heal itself naturally? It’s a pretty new science, but the answer is yes. I’ll be going to a science based workshop this weekend put on by the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology on research in energy medicine.

One form of energy medicine is called the Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and here is the conclusions of a meta-analysis:

“Despite being very selective about the studies, the researchers found that there is more than ample evidence to support that EFT substantially reduces symptoms of depression at all three recorded time intervals.

The authors calculated that there was a “weighted mean” reduction in depression symptoms by a whopping 41%.

Interestingly, the researchers also looked at meta-analyses of psychiatric medication and therapy studies, and discovered that tapping reduced depression symptoms at a much higher rate than either of those accepted treatments.”

READ MORE HERE.

 

EFT/Tapping, a form of energy medicine, was better at reducing symptoms than traditional treatments. Wow! Isn’t that fascinating? I can’t wait to learn more research this weekend!

Next week I’ll be offering a teleconference using energy healing techniques to help give a boost to everyones immune system. It’s on Thursday October 26. I’ll briefly explain the science theory behind energy healing and will offer a healing experience for those attending. Aren’t you curious? Why not take a little time for yourself, get ready for the cold and flu season, learn a bit more on an interesting cutting edge topic and join me?

SLOW DOWN!

I’m feeling it, life is moving at too fast of a pace, too much to do and too few days in the week. My body is starting to ache from the strain. I know better, so why do I allow this to happen?

I take Sunday off. I feel somewhat guilty and an urge to go online. I don’t. I walk instead. It’s not easy but I make myself step off the treadmill and into nature.

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The little things come back into focus again.

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My puppy is growing up and I don’t want to miss out on those important bonding and training moments. She’s thrilled with all the attention.

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At the end of the day I’m rested, relaxed. Life doesn’t pass me by, I’m a part of it. I don’t want Sunday to end.

 

October Detox

It was in the first month of 2017 that I recommended switching to a natural deodorant to start off your ‘Year of Detoxing.’ I have a story you might be interested in hearing … Last month I started to notice a hive type of red bumps in my underarm area. It was weird and irritation can be a sign of chemical sensitivity. But I doubted that since I was using a natural deodorant … however it can still happen, so I switched brands yet the bumps remained. They didn’t itch, they were the size of a pencil eraser and there were at least 20 of them. Yep, that’s a lot. So I started to look at some other potential culprits and I found a supplement I had just started taking had a form of aluminum in it. Yikes … I try to be so careful and avoid heavy metals; I immediately stopped taking that supplement. About a week later the red bumps were gone. It wasn’t a sensitivity to the deodorant, it was my body doing what it should … naturally detoxing through my skin in the underarm area. An anti-perspirant can stop your body’s natural detox reaction. I have to wonder if that’s why some women get breast cancer … because their body is being blocked from detoxing naturally under their arms and the toxins get trapped in that area?

The detox plan I’ve outlined is all about 1) supporting the body so that it isn’t overloaded with toxins and 2) so it can eliminate toxins on it’s own naturally. The body eliminates toxins through the skin (sweating) and through elimination (colon and bladder). The liver and the kidneys are two big organs that filter toxins. Did you know that some people taking certain prescription medications have to go to their doctor weekly to have a blood test to see if the medication is affecting their liver or kidney health? This is the first month I’d like you to consider whether a supplement can help support your monthly detox … have you heard of Milk Thistle? Click on the link to see all the benefits (and precautions). Milk Thistle is inexpensive and available over-the-counter. Here’s one bit of research:

  • Among six studies of milk thistle and chronic alcoholic liver disease, four reported significant improvement in at least one measurement of liver function (i.e., aminotransferases, albumin, and/or malondialdehyde) or histologic findings with milk thistle compared with placebo, but also reported no difference between groups for other outcome measures.

Interestingly, the research from the link above outlines some adverse reactions but also says, “For randomized trials reporting adverse effects, incidence was approximately equal in milk thistle and control groups.” (That could indicate adverse reactions might be a type of nocebo effect – a negative placebo effect.) And of course consult your doctor for possible interactions if you are on prescription medication.

In October I’ll be completing an Emotion Code group session focusing on releasing trapped emotions that may be preventing your detoxing. Learn more about that HERE.

In October consider ways to support your bodies ability to detox by helping your detox organs function at their best.

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A review of month by month ideas on Living the Natural Life Through Detoxing:

January, Month One, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Deodorant without Aluminum (doTerra, Schmidts)

February, Month Two, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Shampoo, Soap, and Lotion without endocrine disruptors (doTerra, Arbonne, POSH, etc.)

March, Month Three, Living the Natural Life – Switch to Natural Pain Relief with Essential Oils (doTerra’s Deep Blue Rub, a natural capsaicin cream, Peppermint for Headaches, or a Blend of Juniper Berry and Black Pepper for nerve pain)

April, Month Four, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Toothpaste and avoid the dangers of toxic fluoride

May, Month Five, Living the Natural Life – Check your cleaning products for toxins with the EWG guide and switch to all natural products and using lemon essential oil for cleaning

June, Month Six, Living the Natural Life – Decrease sugar consumption and use natural sweeteners

July, Month Seven, Living the Natural Life – Switch to essential oils as a natural insect repellent

August, Month Eight, Living the Natural Life – Drink healthy water

September, Month Nine, Living the Natural Life – Do an Emotional Detox – Don’t fear your emotions, feel them fully, process the informational message they are telling you (i.e. set your boundaries, live in the now, don’t expect perfection) and then let them go.

October, Month Ten, Living the Natural Life – Support your bodies ability to detox by helping your detox organs function at their best. Learn more about Milk Thistle and sign up for the October Emotion Code group session.