My Blog/Newsletter - My Journey
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The start of the journey...
I just want to share with you, before I start the actual blog - a visual of where I was 10 years ago and where I am now. This blog is arranged chronologically, since I am sharing my journey. The latest entry will be on the top, so if you are new to my site, you may want to scroll down and start at the bottom to get the events in order as they happened.
Let me hear from you -- this is an area where I will post comments from you about my Blog or your story. Whatever you want to write. Submit your comments to me and I will post them in this area. (I will only post with your permission and without any names. When you send your comments, they only come to me, my personal email - they do not go on this website automatically).
This is a place where I will post the comments that readers share -- after I have their permission. This is the place where we can all learn from each other's experiences and share our love and challenges to help make the world a more loving place for us all.
From K.S. 1-9-15
Hi Linda, I really appreciated the blog on Clearing the Mind. I'm really having a hard time communicating these days but I'm going to try. I have been on a spiritual journey the last four years. I have always had a belief in a higher power but last four years have been different. I'm meditating, practicing yoga, and I practice Reiki. I have to say putting all of these in my equation I have awakened into someone I didn't think existed. I'm 34 years old and since I was 20 years old I was on medication for depression and anxiety. I was a scary dark person who was my worst enemy. It was to the point where I inflicted pain on myself because my negative thoughts were eating me alive. I really believed my thoughts were accurate and if I believed them then everyone else did. I manifested negativity and created the reality of what I perceived my whole self. I thought medication was the cure and it was for some time until I started having the long term effects on these drugs. It’s like the thoughts quieted down but they were still there. I was sitting beside myself and watching my life pass me by. The thing was that these medications made me feel safe at one point but having used these meds for so long were taking a toll on my mind. I was isolating myself and sleeping a lot. I had a hard time communicating my feelings and putting into words. I was feeling stuck and something had to change so I decided to look in a different direction. So this is where I am now. I have been off medication for almost three months and I'm definitely feeling like it’s an amazing accomplishment in my life. I realized I was asleep the whole time and I have just awakened to this new world of possibilities. Meditation was the best thing I have ever encountered along with yoga and Reiki. I have a hard time expressing these experiences and different perceptions I’m having because I don't really think there are words to describe it. It’s getting in tune with yourself and realizing that love is the cure to finding yourself. I'm feeling connected to myself by focusing my intentions on good thoughts. The more I did this the more I functioned on a higher level. I started to realize my thoughts aren't who I am because who I am is only love. Everything else doesn't matter. I'm excited about this higher level of consciousness and I know this is where I'm supposed to be. One thing I learned is to be your authentic self, it breaks barriers and the more light shines through. It’s all about being true to yourself and the more you are honest with your inner being the less you worry about all the stuff that holds you back from being the best you. I’m all about being real with myself so I have to say my ego still resides in my thoughts but I do recognize it when it shows itself. I just have to continue to know that it’s just a thought and it’s not who I am. It’s something that happened to me that was traumatizing that my brain decided to store because my body and mind had a reaction to it. I still have anxiety on a daily basis but not as bad as it was. As long as I recognize where the anxiety is coming from is where I'm able to calm it down. Things aren't always what they seem and I put that into perspective when one of my attacks start to occur. So I have learned to embrace these things instead of resisting it. It’s the battlefield of the mind and learning to put good thoughts in it instead of bad ones have different ripple effects in your life. I'm still learning and experiencing my journey but I just wanted to share this with you. I don't normally write on blogs or even express myself like this but something told me to and I have to say I feel amazing for doing it! Thank you!<3
Blog/Newsletter for 2-25-15
My Breakthrough Experience - - BANG!
As you know, I dedicated 2015 to “Let it Flow” – to break through energy blocks and barriers that I have been holding on to for years. (If you want to get caught up on my blog/newsletters and the mission I set for myself for 2015 … you can see them at: http://www.intuitivereadingsbylinda.com/blogandnewsletter.html)
I have shared with you some of the things I am doing to get through these blocks and I am now going to share the experience that I had yesterday. As you have read, in January I left my comfortable, safe home and ventured south to experience the winter in the sun. I’ll admit, I have had some anxiety moving around in unfamiliar places. I’ve always been the type of person who has to have everything perfect and in its place before you can relax. UGH! But, it has been a wonderful experiment and one that I am sure I will repeat. When I was packing in December, I decided that I would bring some of my books, CDs, and information that I have collected over the past 11 years and re-study them. They included Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Abraham Hicks, Wayne Dyer (to name a few) and my complete set of Reiki study manuals that I used in the classes to become a Reiki Master. I have been going through some of this information – admittedly halfheartedly. Somewhere deep inside, I knew the answers to what I was trying to achieve in 2015 were buried in this material. I do have other authors at home, but I was “guided” to bring these particular items.
And I will admit that I have barely opened any of them – and I am about ready to go back home. But, for some reason, yesterday I was “called” to get out my Reiki manuals and read over them – starting at the very beginning. And I did. And it happened… a huge break through! I have been trying to get to the root of my panic attacks. I have asked for guidance, researched and studied until I gave myself a panic attack just trying to think about it all! In the Reiki manuals (which I did study in depth before each level), there was the answer. While I was re-reading everything, I was giving myself Reiki and talking to my Spirit Guide. “Please show me the answer – lead me to what I need to know”. In the very next paragraph I read about the mental healing symbol and how you can use this for anxiety. I use this symbol in my practice, but somewhere along the line – I forgot that it was used for anxiety. So, I started saying the name of this symbol in my mind as I was reading. Then the next paragraph, I read that you need to use the distant healing symbol to send Reiki remotely back to the traumatic event that started your current symptom. The manual said you didn’t have to know what that event was – it could have even been in a past life – but set your intention to send Reiki to the event and to heal it. Over the years, I had forgotten this part of my studies. As I am reading, I am doing what the manual says and I’m feeling really calm and actually pretty good.
At this point, I have finished the Reiki I and Reiki II manual and I am going to get the next levels to read. I notice an old spiral notebook under the manual and wonder what that is? I open the notebook and I find some old journaling I did about 5 years ago. It was really interesting to read what I was thinking at the time. I kind of got caught up in that notebook – it had a lot of “card readings” that I had done on myself. It had the questions, then the past, present and future cards that I had pulled. Almost every single one of the future cards has come true for me. I am really into this notebook now and almost forgot what I was doing – restudying the Reiki. Then, I turned the page and read the journal entry for the day I found out my husband had inoperable and incurable pancreatic cancer. I had even written the word “BANG” huge in the middle of the page. And that is what happened to me at that moment. It was like a 2 x 4 banged me on the top of my head. I got real dizzy and had to control my super-fast breathing. That was the traumatic event – that day – that moment – that I have repressed over the past 4 and ½ years that is the root of my panic attacks.
It was a clear to me as anything I have ever known. I sat back and started the Reiki intensely concentrating on that particular moment in my life and I can truly say, I am changed. The skeptic in me and the crazy practical person I have always been keeps creeping in and challenges this – but, deep down I know it is true.
I am a practical, get things done type of person. When I found out about the diagnosis for my husband, I thought OK – here is A-B-C what we need to do. And I did the A-B-C for 14 months, praying every minute that a miracle would happen and he would get well. And when he didn’t and after he had passed, I was busy with A-B-C on what I was going to do with my life now that I was alone after 43 years and all of the plans we had made for “after retirement” were no longer going to work with just me. I didn’t process any of the feelings I had. I just kept busy with what I thought needed to be done. And I paid a price – the panic attacks.
I can tell you that this breakthrough was huge for me. I cannot tell you exactly how to make your breakthrough, but I can tell you to keep your mind open and ask God, your Spirit Guide and the angels that are working with you to show you the way. They will! It may not be the way you think it should be, but your answers will come. I am literally a different person today. I feel a little beat up and I know that I need to take really good care of myself, but I am not afraid now. I know that all of the things I have been working towards are going to happen and I have to have the faith and let go of my crazy control tendencies and “let it flow”. Wow. It feels really good.
Just as a side note – you know how I have said that my Spirit Guide and angels are really funny. They put some of the craziest stuff in my path to let me know that they are working for me. After the breakthrough, I am sitting on the patio of the place we are renting and just soaking up my new experience. We met the couple who lives next door a few days ago and exchanged the usual pleasantries – what’s your name, where are you from, etc. They own their house and come down quite often. They have an ocean fishing boat and had just bought another smaller boat for the “back water” fishing down here -- exactly like part of my husband’s and my retirement plan. (Their boats are docked in front their house on the canal right next to where we are renting). We talked about fishing and they had fished with some of the same guides that my husband and I fished with here in the Keys. They have been married 43 years – just like me…. As we are going through this conversation a couple of days ago, I started to get sad. I thought – they are living my life. That is exactly what I would have been doing now if my husband had not died. And over the next two days before the “breakthrough”, we witnessed many things that were not so fun and pleasant. All of the work that has to been done to boats that go in the ocean, the single mindedness of a man set on living his dream at everyone else’s expense, the rudeness (my husband was great, but he was kind of rude when he was getting “his” boat ready to fish = get this, get that, did you do this, etc…”). All of this is going on next door where we can hear everything. And as I was sitting there reliving my BANG, I get this overwhelming feeling of – Oh My Gosh – I didn’t really want any of that. I was just going with the “plan” because my husband was so intent on it. I was living his dream, not mine. It was so clear to me that what I thought I was missing out on and what I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do was not what I really wanted to do at all. I spent all of this energy stressing over something that I thought I had lost and I really had not ‘lost’ anything. And my Spirit Guide and Angels put it right next to me to witness so I would “get it”, since I had not gotten it on my own. I just shake my head and laugh.
That’s all for now. Have a great week – much love and many blessings!
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“Let It Flow -- 2015”
It’s winter, and my normal routine is to go through the four seasons in my home town of Louisville, KY. I have some favorite seasons – but, really – I like them all. It kind of cycles with my life and it is something I have experienced my whole life. It’s normal and it’s safe.
But…. In going with the new me, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and try the “South” for the winter. Since I started my new remote businesses, I wanted to see if I could run my remote Intuitive Readings, remote Reiki, and remote Chakra Clearings – well, remotely. While planning this new adventure, my Earth Angel – who loves to travel – agreed to go with me. She is starting a remote Angel Card reading business, so she was all for this – and she LOVES the sun! But, where to go… East side of Florida, West side of Florida, the Florida Keys, cruises to the Caribbean? We researched and researched, but decided that this first trip would have to include all areas so we could get a “feel” of the different areas before we made any permanent decisions for later on – if we decided to do this every year. We packed and packed and planned and planned and finally - off we went.
EA flew to Florida and I packed my minivan to the ceiling with our bags and boxes of junk and took off driving. Wheeee What fun! The first night I made it to Chattanooga and had the biggest panic attack to date and the motel called 911. I really thought I was having a heart attack. It was the most frustrating thing – here I was in a really happy place, living my dream, so excited about our Winter adventure and I panic. I got through that with some calming pills and made it to Florida to our first stop (West coast) and had many hours of beautiful meditation and contemplation to figure out why these attacks are happening. Especially when things are going good – well, really GREAT! In research, I have discovered that there is probably some underlying reason, but there doesn’t really have to be. They can just happen. I got my hands wrapped around that and thought – I am going to take one step in front of the other and enjoy this beautiful weather and all of the opportunities that are coming my way and not give into this feeling of fight or flight (panic).
So, we went to different places and had some great experiences and have narrowed our options down for next year – but, I learned a big lesson. I have too much stuff! I have too much stuff I’m carrying around in my mind (thinking I am going to figure it out on my own) and literally too much stuff – things. Part of the problem was packing, packing the car, unpacking what you needed for each step of the adventure, figuring out what you needed for each step of the adventure and then doing it all again in another location. Whew… we were pooped out before we ever got in the sun!!!!! When you are that tired, it doesn’t matter how beautiful things are – you just have to go to sleep (or have a panic attack). I could have done that in Louisville! After six weeks of cruises and stops in various parts of Florida, we ended up in a place we had rented for a month in the Keys, I took everything out of my car and went through all of it. I had worn or used about ¼ of the things I had packed. Big clue – head smack! I cleared everything out except what I needed for the rest of the trip and when I get home – there will be some serious Spring Cleaning (and clearing).
On the good side, we have met a lot of wonderful people, I have been able to do my remote healings and Chakra clearings, and we have seen some beautiful places. All of this beauty is sitting in my heart creating lots of love to share. I am working on opening up my heart more, clearing my debris (literally and mentally), and enjoying the moment. I have also discovered that I have some (as EA would say SOME!) OCD. It’s my control thing that I am working on in this life cycle. Let it flow….. At least I recognize it – Ha!
I am doing more meditation with my personal Spirit Guide and reading some great authors who are making a difference in this world. There is more positive energy coming into me every day putting rays of love inside my heart. If each of us could take one little ray of love from our hearts and share it with someone else that would be a wonderful start to spreading love in the world. I am sharing love rays with each of you today!!!
One last thing before I end this blog. I was confronted with a situation that is definitely out of my comfort zone but something I really want to do. I took a few minutes and sat in the sun observing the palm trees – the birds – the water and asked my Spirit Guide for some guidance. I heard the words, “pull a card from your Kuan Yin deck of cards and see what she says.” So up I jump and go in and get my Kuan Yin cards, shuffle them and pulled one. Here is what popped out: “Shining Lotus” The card read (in part), “There are no limits to what is possible with Divine Grace. Kuan Yin encourages you to be ready to receive her Grace, and choose to let go of striving and instead to turn your heart, calling out to unconditional divine love. Divine Grace is not suddenly having a valuable lesson taken away from you. It is the intervention of compassionate, unconditionally loving divine intelligence that helps you to realize you have learned what you can and now it is time for you to be assisted out of the situation to be lifted up into a new vibrational experience. Let go of deep feelings of unworthiness that require that you must continue to struggle with limited resources on your own. Kuan Yin urges you now to let the heaviness of the situation go, allow your heart to become light as air, as though her butterfly dance was tickling your heart so lightly now.” So, uncomfortable or not I am going with the situation and going to have a wonderful time! Footnote here: A few minutes after I wrote this, I got a phone call from the people we were supposed to visit and some emergency happened and they had to cancel the event. Oh, those Angels are a riot!!!
Have a great week – much love and many blessings!
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“Let It Flow -- 2015”
My Chakra clearings and Quantum Energy Healing sessions are continuing… and I’ve been studying many techniques to add to my daily routine for letting go of my “debris” and letting myself “flow”. One thing I discovered this week – just another of hundreds of “woo-woo” experiences that I have had – is that when I am having certain feelings or problems, people (who I don’t even know) are attracted to me with almost exactly the same issues. They open up to me or say things to me that give me a nudge (I know they are from my Universe “team” – God, my Spirit Guide and angels and everyone else on the other side that is helping me in this life). It’s like a pat on the back that I am going in the right direction or a shove to the side to get me looking in another direction. I really had not noticed how much this has been happening to me before this week. It is not a coincidence that three clients reached out to me who are experiencing anxiety, depression and panic attacks and want to get their life in order – to live in love and not fear. They are ready to do what it takes and so am I. I really have come a long way from 10 years ago, but every so often a life altering event happens and I react with panic. It’s like I forget all of the wonderful techniques I have used through the years and I go into a fight or flight mentality – which only adds to the panic. The mind is a powerful thing!
Over and over again this week the word “meditation” has been coming to me. When I do Intuitive Readings for clients, almost every one of the client’s Spirit Guides tell me to tell the client to “talk” to them directly through meditation for guidance. When I do a reading I am in a meditative state and do an automatic writing technique taught to me by my mentor and teacher, Slade Roberson (www.sladeroberson.com). After I am finished with their reading, I go over the automatic writing to make sure it makes sense grammatically and correct typos, etc… I don’t get analytical of what I have written, because the words were from the person’s Spirit Guide – not from me. But, I started to notice a pattern of “meditation” and thought, “Why?” Nudge.
Before I go any further with this, I want to mention that panic/anxiety attacks have happened to me over the past 3 years since my husband died – it was a traumatic time that I know I suppressed -- and I’m just dealing with the feelings that I had during that time after the fact. I only had 2 big panic attacks, but recently they have come back. There is another issue in my life that I’m not going to go into – but, we all have them – so just make up something here that has happened to you and you’ll get the idea. So, I asked my really good friend, Cindy Fess who does Angel Readings (www.getharmonynow.com) to do a reading on what in the world is causing them. What lesson am I supposed to be learning? For real, I just want to scream at God, “I get it! I’ve learned it! Make the attacks stop!”, but in reality – I don’t get it… The message from my Angels (Universe “team”) was that I am on a journey to learn certain lessons and I’m still trying to be in control and not listening to the signs my team is telling/showing me. She went on to say that the upcoming trip I was going on will reveal a lot of what is built up inside of me that I have suppressed. There was more, but that was the jest of it. OK – How?
So now I am traveling through Florida visiting relatives and spending some “warm” time and I meet a man who lives in a retirement home with my father (91) who I have never met before and we are just talking politely because we will probably never see each other again. During the conversation, five – FIVE things come up that he shares with me (a complete stranger) that are directly related to the issues I am dealing with. Nudge – or more like a shove. He offers insight on his experiences with these issues and talks about how meditation helped him and it gives me such a sense of peace I cannot even describe in words. Coincidence – I think not!!! Then he tells this hilarious joke that my dad and I laugh so hard we are in tears. Gigantic release. It was the most awesome experience.
The point of this is to pay attention to what is happening around you. (And obviously, I will be doing a lot more meditation!) There are answers, help, nudges, and shoves coming at you. God is taking care of you and it may not be exactly what you think should happen, but there it is. Right in front of you.
I woke up today with the ocean pounding the shore outside my room – beautiful sound – and feel so good. I am sending that peace and love I feel now to all who are reading this blog/newsletter. Have a wonderful week!!
For the added piece of my “flowing” this week, I added more meditation and communicating with my “team” plus really concentrating on eating healthier, organic, no gluten or GMO and some (I can’t go too crazy here) exercise. Oh yes, these are the simple things that we tend to stop doing when we are in crisis. But, they are the things that are basic to a healthier life. Just do one new thing this week to get yourself on the healthy path. I will be sending prayers that you have the energy and courage to make it through the week with one added “good habit”.
More next week. I’m going to start on some more modalities to clear away old debris! I’ll report next week on how it is going….Have a great week – much love and many blessings!
Louise Hay: I love and approve of myself and I trust the process of life. I am safe.
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NEW YEAR 2015 (1-9-15)
Hi to all! This is the first blog/newsletter for 2015 and I am really excited about this New Year. I think I’m going to label this year “Let It Flow” – I might even sing that now and again to the tune of “Let It Go”…. It is time that I let a lot of things go (flow through me) that I have been holding on to for years – things that I no longer need, but continue to stress about. Why?!!! That is the million dollar question and one that I am going to find the answer to during this year. I am dedicating this year to really finding me in all of the debris that has accumulated and finding my happy place and feeling really good – every day. Just the thought of that makes me smile. I’m inviting you to join me – trying the things I read and post about and also telling me what you are trying. There is a section on my website for you to post comments – please use it!
The first two “things” that I am doing this year are my monthly Chakra clearing sessions and my good friend’s monthly Quantum Energy Healing sessions. I have discovered and read a lot of information on why your Chakras need to be cleared and healthy. You can’t really “Let It Flow” when you are clogged up. John Edwards has a good description:
“Chakras can become "clogged up" or closed down or can even spin in the wrong direction, thereby giving out energy rather than drawing it in. This can happen when you think negative thoughts over a period of time, encounter other people’s negative energy, causing you to go into protective mode by shutting down your chakras, or being exposed to toxins and electromagnetic fields (computers, TVs, cell phones, power grids, etc.). The most common cause of clogged up chakras is stress.”
OK – I get that. But, how do you stay away from all of those things? The answer is you can’t. So, in order to keep my Chakras clear and rotating healthy, I have them cleared energetically on a regular basis. I have my master’s Reiki certificate and can do a Reiki session and a Chakra clearing session. I try to do this every day, but that is not really working too well – too many things to do! So, I started a Chakra Clearing group where I do a large number of people remotely – no matter where the person is. While I do these sessions, I include myself and my family (I even include Mother Earth and the Universe). So, at least 2 times a month I get a really good Chakra clearing. If you want more information on this –
It is so important to have your Chakras (the main energy centers in your body) running smoothly with no blocks!
My friend, Ritu, does a Quantum Energy Healing session two times a month – you can read about what this amazing treatment does for you as well as clear your Chakras on her web site: www.quantumenergyhealingNYC.com
No matter what type of clearing for your Chakras you choose to do – just remember to keep them cleared and the rest of the remedies that you choose for your mind, body, spirt rejuvenation for 2015 will work better!! I like the two “set” clearings – since they are both done 2 times a month, I’m really getting 4 set clearings -- then I don’t have to think about it all of the time. It is just done automatically once I set up the dates.
More next week. I’m going to start on some more modalities to clear away old debris! I’ll report next week on how it is going….Have a great week – much love and many blessings! Linda
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Fibromyalgia Cured – Mind and Body Cleansed – Continuing Story (12-14-14)
Sorry I have not been posting for a few months. I was busy setting up my new business – Chakra Clearing Remote Group. It has been a lot of fun, but a lot of work. I will be posting every week again now – getting ready for the NEW YEAR!!!
I want to share some “real life” things with you today. If you are following this Blog, you see how I went from clearing toxins physically from my body to clearing toxins from my mind. I have explained to you why I did the things I did, and I have shared some of the “tools” and “resources” I used.
I have explained to you why I did the things I did at the time I did them because I was sick, tired, depressed, overweight, had Fibromyalgia, etc…). Starting in 2006 was the start of the journey (to just find out what was the matter with me). By 2010, I was cured of the Fibromyalgia – my energy was coming back strong, I was happy, and having a lot of fun with the all of the positive thought exercises and really excited about all that I was learning. My earth angel and I shared one “woo woo” story after another of all of the good things that were happening to us and great things coming our way.
I was retired, but my husband was still working and he traveled a lot with his job. I was able to go on a lot of the trips with him and we were really having a great time. In August of 2010, we started on a 6 week RV trip from Louisville, KY to Alaska. We plotted out our journey and were going to visit some places we had never been before. Well, our goal was Alaska, but about a week into the trip his back started hurting really bad and we decided to not go to Alaska – just cut across Canada and then come down the West coast of America, cut over to the Grand Canyon and then head on home. He kept feeling worse as we neared Louisville and we called his back doctor to make an appointment as soon as we got home. (He had broken his back 3 years earlier and had recurring pain over the years). We got home on a Saturday and his back was out of control painful, so we called the doctor’s answering service and they informed us that the only way to see the doctor was to go to the emergency room of a local hospital and put the doctor’s name as the specialist on record. He made it through Saturday, but Sunday – he broke down and we went to the emergency room. They took x-rays and the young doctor that was working in the emergency room came in to tell us the bad news that it was not his back – but, pancreatic cancer. It was bad – it was so far advanced that they could not operate. We called our children and went home to try to process this information. He was one of the healthiest men you would ever know – active, ate good, no smoking, no drinking, exercised. He just had a bad “back” that flared up now and again.
Well, I don’t feel like reliving the next fourteen months of trips to MD Anderson, chemo, medicine, pain relievers and trying everything that could possibly work and not working, but I will share that it was the saddest day of my life when my best friend died. (It might be relevant to share with you that we met on a Wednesday in Florida and married three days later – and that is how our whole life together went. Three children in three years and lots of laughter, love, arguments, and just “life” lived for 41 years. It was a whirlwind).
So, the point is – we can cleanse ourselves, heal ourselves, do everything right and things still happen in our lives that knock us to the ground. I admit that I had a few down days, weeks, months and thought why bother continuing my spiritual journey. I had a lot of time to read and absorb more information after he died and I have gotten to the place where I believe everything that happens to a person, happens for a reason. After much soul searching and “signs” from those that are helping me from the other side, I made the commitment to follow my destiny and continue with my spiritual journey. Best decision ever! I will share more next week. Much love and many blessings, Linda
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“Enlightenment is a culmination of many small steps, each one as a drop of water forming a divine ocean of peace, realization, love and unity within us, an ocean that washes away fear, separation and scarcity and bathes us in abundance and bliss. You carry the enlightenment within you, beloved. Let it shine each day”.
Kuan Yin Oracle Cards by Alana Fairchild
Today, I want to write about cleansing your mind and finding the enlightenment within you. I have talked about cleansing your body of the toxins that have accumulated in your body for many years. These toxins have also accumulated in your mind. They may not just be the toxins of the planet we live on and live in; they may be thoughts and ideas that we have grown up with in our society that have been harmful to our minds. You know the ones I am talking about. “You have to do this or do that” or you will grow up to be a loser – or the very worst, “You have to do this or do that” or you will wind up in hell. And you probably have the experience of a time(s) when you went against the advice and teachings of the people who influenced you and something bad did happen. We all have this to some degree or another. A lot of pressure has been put on each of us through the years – and it comes from many sources. If you stop and think about it for a while, you will know where your pressures have come from. Or don’t think about it – it doesn’t matter where the pressures came from; you just need to realize what they are and which ones are holding you back from the enlightenment, peace and love you can achieve. Believe it or not, these mind toxins will affect you. They create diseases, drama in your life, bad relationships, and many – many other issues that most of us face on a daily basis.
If you have taken some time to watch the movie “What the Bleep…” or read any of the recommended books in my Links section, you will see that our thoughts control our emotions and our emotions control our health and our emotional well-being. There are many sources that “prove” this theory if you need materials to “prove” it to you. It is up to you and only you how much information that you need before you “believe” it. As I have shared with you before, it has taken me many years before I “believed” it. I have the physical evidence of curing myself of a condition that was debilitating to me (Fibromyalgia) and a much better attitude on life and understanding of why I am here on this planet at this time. My reason for sharing this information with you, and all who read these Blogs, is to help in some small way – anyone who is looking for guidance on how to find these answers for themselves.
I have to work on this on a daily basis. Each day brings some new “guilt” feeling – “hurt” feeling – or “negative” feeling that I can actually feel affecting me. I have learned many ways to rid my mind of these “hits” and try to keep them away. It is “many small steps, each one as a drop of water forming a divine ocean of peace…” as the quote says. The bright side is that “each drop of water” makes you feel happier, calmer, healthier and more peaceful. Really a wonderful feeling!!!!
If you are facing some life altering situations, some illness, some depressing or some “you just don’t know why you even bother” days – you have these thoughts somewhere deep in your mind. Clearing out these negative thoughts is a process that is many faceted, but it is also very easy if you will let it be that way. The hardest part is taking the first step. Read your first book on the subject (I have listed many in the Links section), talk to a friend who is going through some of the same things you are and find out what they are doing to “cope”, research the many, many spiritual healers on the Internet and find something that resonates with you. You will find it – you will actually be guided to the right resource if you take a minute and set your intention with God (or the Higher Being that you identify with) that you want answers to your questions. Then pay attention. Hints will come your way and they will be the best answers for your particular questions. It is that easy. When I was feeling so bad physically and mentally, the hints were there – but, I didn’t pay attention. I was in such a dark place that I couldn’t even see any light (or probably didn’t want to see any light). Once I started noticing that time and again some resources were brought to my attention – and I started exploring those resources – POW! I hope you have your POW soon!!! As I was writing this Blog, an email came in from the Abraham Hicks group – you can subscribe to get their daily quotes if you want (www.abraham-hicks.com):
“You don't have to work at being in the high vibration that is natural to you, because it is natural to you. But you do have to stop holding the thoughts that cause you to lower your vibration. It's a matter of no longer giving your attention to things that don't allow your cork to float or don't allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you really are.”
I thought that was appropriate for today’s Blog…
As always, much love and many blessings,
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FIBROMYALGIA CURED – MANY LAYERS AND LOTS OF HELP
The reason I started this Blog (and my business) was because people who knew me when I was really fat and sick asked me all the time, “How did you cure yourself of Fibromyalgia and how did you lose so much weight?” “You just seem so much happier and content with life now – how did you do that?” Obviously from the previous postings, you can see that there is not just one answer to these questions. So, the reason for the Blog was to put together a general outline of healing ideas and share what I have discovered on my journey with anyone that was interested to know. I hope you are finding some things that are making a difference in your life!
Today, I want to talk about the onion effect. When we “create” our situation – and I do believe that we create everything that we experience, good or bad (more on that in another Blog) – there are many layers involved. Just like an onion – where there is layer upon layer that makes up the onion, there is layer upon layer of what makes our situation. When I started the healing process, each of the modes of healing that I used peeled off one or more of the layers of the current situation I was in. I continued to explore more and more modalities of holistic healing and more and more layers kept peeling away. I am still working on my onion – some days are so good that I can hardly believe it, and some days are really awful – where I have to concentrate on which process I am going to use to get rid of that particular layer that is giving me trouble.
As I went through the processes I have been describing, I started noticing that I could identify what was at the root of my situation more easily. Peeling your onion does not happen in one treatment, one session, one dose of herbs, or one “sharing” session with another like-minded soul. It is working over and over again on the layers until you can get to a place where it is easier and easier to get to the root problems that you are experiencing. Fibromyalgia was not just a condition I had picked up – it was years and years of different thoughts I was thinking, different foods and environmental elements I was ingesting, and certain life style decisions I was making that brought on the condition. (Fibromyalgia is not a disease – it is a condition). The weight gain along with the general feeling of tiredness and malaise went along with the Fibro to make an overall miserable existence for about 5 years. Seriously miserable!
The processes I have used (and have talked about in these Blogs), I have done over and over. There was not one thing that I did just one time and it “cured” all that ailed me. I had to concentrate on the particular process I was using at the time and make up my mind that I really wanted it to work and then I did it over and over again until it did work. I think the best way to help you decide which of the processes I talk about that could be the best help for you is to really ask yourself if the process I am talking about sounds right. (That sounds incredibly simple – but, it works!) You will know when something sounds right for you. Take the time to meditate, talk to your Spirit Guide and the angels that are helping you and see how you feel when thinking about a certain process. (If meditating and talking to your angels is a foreign concept to you, wait for a couple more Blogs and I will help you with this). You will get a good feeling – an excited feeling showing you that particular process/treatment/solution is good for you. Some people get sign after sign that guides them. For example, a certain book – author – healing treatment – herbal remedy is brought to your attention over and over again. A friend mentions it – you see it advertised in a magazine you are reading – you see it lying around in a doctor’s office – or you hear about it on TV or some other media source. This is not an accident. This is a real sign that what is being brought up is something that you should look into for your particular solution to your particular problem. If you pay attention to what is going on around you, you will see this happen again and again. Oh those angels and Spirit Guides are really persistent! And fun.
Bottom line – don’t give up on remedies you are trying. Keep a positive attitude and keep up your positive affirmations (from Louise Hay) on your particular situation, and you will receive positive results!!! Keep peeling your onion!!!
As I finish this week’s communication with you, I wanted to mention a new section on my web page. You may have noticed, if you actually go on my web page instead of just reading the Blog in your email, that I added a section at the beginning of the Blog where you can make comments on the Blog(s). It is my hope that some of you will want to start sharing your stories, or your concerns, or items that I have mentioned where you want some more information or clarification. As I start to get comments back, I will share some of these with all of you in a section below the Blog (I will get your permission before I share anything you write to me). When you use that comment section, the comments only come to my email – no one else can see them – so, write what you want or what you feel like writing and then tell me if you want it to remain confidential or if I can share. (When I share the comments, I will not use your name). One of the major things that made my journey successful (and fun) is sharing my experiences with like-minded individuals and friends. I think it will help you, too.
Talk to you next week…
As always, much love and many blessings,
FIBROMYALGIA CURED – ENERGY CLEARING AND HEALING
Let’s start with a fact this week. Change will constantly happen in your life – good or bad – no one can avoid this.
I continued my healing journey with Reiki, Bio-Energy Quantum Biofeedback Machine, affirmations, healthy foods and cleansing modalities of all kinds. I am a person who has to switch up my daily routine, I get bored easily. When I get bored and in a rut, I tend to fall back to some of my unhealthy habits, negative thinking, and just “letting myself go”. Not good! I wanted to talk about some of the other energy clearing techniques I used then and today, because the variety helped me to stay on the correct path to healthy! I believe by mentioning several ways that I tried, I am confident that you will find one or more that will work for you.
If you have had a chance to read the Louise Hay book I mentioned before (or any of her books – oracle cards – or CDs) you will notice the positive messages that she lovingly sends to all who read or listen to her publications. As you read the words, or practice her system of affirmations, you will notice a gradual change in your way of thinking. You start to look at the positive points of any situation that you are in. Or you may start avoiding some negative situations that you fully participated in before. Now, you may think that there are NO POSITIVE points in the situation that you are in, but that is not true. No matter what, there is something positive there. Think about your situation and look for anything that you can think of that is a positive:
- Meeting someone that has made a difference in your life, that you would not have met unless you were going through what you are experiencing now
- Becoming more aware of your body, a healthy way to take care of your body, and what is harmful in the environment where you are living right now that you can avoid
- Some of the many healers out there say that you would never know what you DON’T want in life, if you only had wonderful things happen to you all of the time (now there’s a thought!)
- Take a minute – I know you can think of something positive…
The point is to get in a higher vibrational level. Everything is energy – even concrete sidewalks have energy – but, because they are so dense – the energy level is really low. Our energy is a higher level, but it can fluctuate based on a lot of factors. You want to keep your energy vibrating on a high positive level. One of the best ways to describe energy and how it is in everything is the movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know”. You can find out more about this extraordinary movie at: http://www.whatthebleep.com/ I recommend you take the time to watch it – it will help you understand how negative thoughts can block your beautiful energy flow and cause all sorts of problems (mental and physical) for you. There are several resources for the “technical – scientific” research done behind the scenes of this movie if you still need more information. All of this is available on the Internet. Just take the time to look around and see what your body responds to.
The Abraham Hicks books, lectures, CDs, etc… also help you get into a higher positive energy level. Once your energy field vibrates at a higher level, you can attract positive things into your life. Oh yes, sounds wacky – but, try it. Just try it -- because it works. Watching the movie What the Bleep…will give you the basic scientific explanation about how it works, and then the Abraham Hicks books, etc… will give you some actual ideas on how to put the basic concept into play. I have notebooks full of information that I gleaned from these resources. I like to write down what I learn, because it is a place I can come back to time and again to get the main points – when I experience something and start to fall back into old negative habits. YUCK!!
As I watched, listened to, and practiced the things I have mentioned above, I slowly noticed, more and more, positive healing of my body. I felt better, therefore I could exercise and diet easily and get out of the house more. All of these things helped me to vibrate on a higher level and attracted a lot of really good things into my life. A note at this point: Life is constantly sending you things either positive or negative. This is not a thing that you do once and you are “healed” forever. It is a constant new way of life. Every day I experience or discover a new way that keeps the positive energy flowing. I revert back to my basic healing techniques when something really bad happens, I get out my notebooks and read my notes, or just take some “time out” to meditate on what is going on that is making me feel so negative and/or bad. You don’t have to feel this way. No matter what is going on with you, there is a better life for all of us.
I hope some of this information sounds good to you and will be something you can do that will get your vibrational energy level up. I will finish this week’s blog with a card I pulled from one of my many oracle card decks – it seemed so appropriate for this week.
“Resisting change leads to illness. Accepting change brings about peace. Embrace the changes in your life. Release what you no longer need, and welcome the seeds of new experience.”
Affirmation for the week: “I willing release all of those things that no longer serve me.”
As always, much love and many blessings!
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FIBROMYALGIA CURED – NEW AGE THINKING
Have you ever tried to go back and think of what you did 8 years ago up to the present? I can remember the really big events, but the day to day, weekly, monthly things are kind of a blur. I think that is the way it is supposed to be. If you had to think of every detail over the past few years, you may not get out of bed to face another day! Really! So, I am thinking what all I did to get healthy (cure my Fibromyalgia), lose weight, have a better attitude to enjoy life, and a better way of thinking and acting to get through some really hard times. In the previous blog postings, I have been talking in general terms – kind of big picture type of things. All of the things I have previously written about, I continue to do. I just add a variety of ways to do them. So, I am going to talk about the variety of ways for a little while today.
Cleansing your body -- This is an ongoing part of my daily routine. After I discovered some detailed ways of cleansing a specific organ in my body (the flushes), I went on to discover some general cleansing habits that keep my body flowing in a healthy manner. Wait – I have to say this first. Do not ever think that I incorporate one of these solutions into my daily routine and that particular problem is forever cured and changed. Wrong!!! I am the Queen of good intentions. Start out the week with a new diet, new health trick, new way of thinking – get to about Wednesday (if I am lucky) – screw up and feel so horrible about what a loser I am, that I eat/drink everything in sight (mainly candy, chips, ice cream and beer…). The point is, I don’t give up and I don’t give in to these feelings of failure. I start saying my intentions to God, my Angels, my helpers in Heaven and start all over again. I forgive myself for my lapse – because in the big scheme of things – it really doesn’t matter. I “let it go”…
The daily cleanse tricks that I use are mainly the thought patterns or intentions that I set for the day. “God, I am going to have a wonderful, peaceful, healthy day.” “I am happy, healthy, and safe.” I ask Archangel Michael to put a beautiful white and golden light around me and my house to protect me from any negative thoughts. I do a grounding exercise that I learned in one of Doreen Virtue’s books – stand up as tall as I can, picture my feet extending into the earth grounding me, and picture a brilliant white light shining from the top of my head into the Universe (Heaven). I bless the food that I eat and the water that I drink. And, if I am feeling a little anxious or down about anything, I walk around the house until I see something that makes me feel good and thank God for that “something”. I have even just looked outside and have seen a beautiful flower or tree and thanked God for that – it really works!
Another good way to cleanse your body is to clear your Chakras. This is another word/concept that I had never heard of until I started this journey. Energy centers in your body that can get clogged up?!!! Are you kidding me?! Once Chakras were introduced to me, it did not take me long to figure out that yes, they can affect you and your health. Here is a good description of the Chakras and a simple way to keep them clear in your body. If this resonates with you at all, please take some time and explore the Chakras and how to keep them clear -- there are millions of web sites and books that can help you. Here is a starting point to explain the Chakras:
“The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in our body in which energy flows through.
Blocked energy in our 7 Chakras can often lead to illness so it's important to understand what each Chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Here's our quick summary:
1. Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
- Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
- Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.
- More on Root Chakra healing
2. Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
- Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
- Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.
- More on Sacral Chakra healing
3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
- Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
- Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.
- More on Solar Plexus Chakra healing
4. Heart Chakra - Our ability to love.
- Location: Center of chest just above heart.
- Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace.
- More on Heart Chakra healing
5. Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate.
- Location: Throat.
- Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth.
- More on Throat Chakra healing
6. Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
- Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
- Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.
- More on Third Eye Chakra healing
7. Crown Chakra - The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
- Location: The very top of the head.
- Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.
- More on Crown Chakra healing
CLEARING YOUR CHAKRAS:
“This energetic clearing can be used on yourself, or you can use this technique easily with others. In our years of experience with thousands of individuals around the world, it appears that our chakras are imprinted from the inside - out. Despite all best efforts, no amount of external clearing can really clear the internal core of our own chakras. This release technique is very powerful for it empowers you (or the individual you are assisting) to actively participate in the energetic clearing of all the chakras.
Practice clearing your chakras in the bathtub or shower at least once each week. By being in water, you will be able to rinse your hand after each chakra releases. You will notice a lightening of your vibration and an overall easier sense of well-being. If you are working with someone else, rinse your hand into a bowl of water after each chakra clears. Water is fluid and the energy will just be released easily into the water without any effect on you or the person you may be working with.
• Place your open hand, palm side down, on your forehead. Men will use their right hand and women will use their left hand. Spread your fingers wide open to receive the energy easily. If you are working with someone else, place your open hand about two inches above each of the chakras, being cautious not to actually touch their body.
• Now tell yourself to release into your hand every single thought, feeling, and emotion that you have never been able to show or express. Releasing this energy may feel like thousands of tiny 'hits' on the palm of your hand. Leave your hand over your forehead until you are certain there is nothing more to be released.
• Next, move your hand above your throat. Release into your hand all the times that you have been killed in the past for speaking your truth, all the times that others have criticized you for sharing your words, all the times that you wanted to scream, and all the times when you did scream and no one heard you. Also release all the words you regret speaking and all the words spoken to you that you wish you had not heard.
• Just release all that energy into your hand, from your throat, from the back of your neck and from your shoulders.
• Next move your hand to your heart and hold it there for a moment. You will feel the warmth of your own love for yourself. This is the truth of your being. Allow yourself to be with that feeling for as long as you like.
• Move to hand to your third chakra - the area just below the breast bone and above your waist. Some call this the upper abdomen or solar plexus area. This chakra addresses all the issues that humans have with each other over power and control. Place your hand on your solar plexus and say to yourself over and over: I am in control of my body.
• Release into your hand all the people who have ever wanted to control you or wanted you to be different or act differently than who you really are. Release out of your solar plexus any distortions you have over power and control. Release all of the ways you may still be corded with others through emotional ties, traumas or through relationship.
• Next move your hand to your second chakra, just below the navel or belly button. Some philosophies call this the Seat of Consciousness, or the Hara point. This chakra contains our male and female duality which is the last duality of the physical self. Tell yourself that you are exactly who you are, not what society, or your mother or father or religion or the media or men or women have ever told you to be. Just Be who you are. Say over and over: I am a (man/woman), and I have the power of the (masculine /feminine).
• With that power, find the balance between your masculine and feminine energy. All that means is that in any of your life experiences or circumstances, you can be anything you choose to be in that moment - masculine if you need to be, or feminine if you need to be.
• Now place your hand at your root or base chakra which is in the groin area, at the “V” of your legs. Again, if you are working with someone else, be cautious not to touch them, but place your hand about three or four inches above the chakra.
• Feel yourself pushing out into your hand all the old thoughts, feelings, and emotions ever projected into you, onto you or through you. Release any thoughts, feelings and emotions you may have projected onto anyone else. Just push all that energy right out into your hand. Push out any distortions or any types of energetics you may have been holding onto. Continue the release until you can no longer feel anything coming out from between your legs. You will know when this is complete.
• Then, look up with your spiritual eyes and see the beautiful light shining down on your crown chakra. That Light is your spiritual angelic part - your Higher Self. Feel that Light part of you coming down through your crown and into your body. Bring that Light of your Higher Self totally into your being. Bring it down to your toes and feel it illuminating throughout your entire body.”
I hope you get some good clearing information from this blog -- more next week.
As always, much love and many blessings.
FIBROMYALGIA CURED - NEW AGE ENERGY HEALING
I continued to flush toxins and negative energy blocks from my body with the Reiki, some herbs and working with the positive affirmations from “You Can Heal Your Life”. I was feeling better, not cured, but better and knew that my new way of thinking was making a difference in how I felt. Life was taking on a new meaning, and I began to find joy in small things that I was previously ignoring. I was sharing these experiences with my good friend, since she was on the same path, and together we would inform each other of any new developments or new opportunities for improvement that either of us found. I am going to call her my “Earth Angel” because without her and her support, I know I would not have gotten as far as I have. She was/is a person that was raised almost exactly like me and could relate to the weirdness of finding solutions to our health and mental block problems through the new techniques we were learning. She was as amazed by each new discovery as I was and experienced the same “healing” as I did.
My “Earth Angel” (“EA”) went to a get- together with one of her other friends, where a psychic was hired to do mini readings for the group. She reported to me that the psychic was RIGHT ON with the things she told my “EA”. Something clicked in my brain – another magic moment – and I thought, I have got to talk to this psychic. So, I made my appointment with a psychic. Oh dear. I did not tell my husband, or my children, or anyone that I did this. It was just too weird for me. But, again, it “felt” right in my mind and body. Once I made the appointment, I could not wait for the chance to meet a real life psychic. Wheee, I was a wild woman! Well, the appointment came and went and my mind was blown again – another, “Are you kidding me?! Really?!” moment. The psychic was (and is) phenomenal! She not only read things about me that were currently going on – she “saw” things in my past that really happened, and predicted some things for the future that sounded really good to me. I think the most positive part about being introduced to this person was the insight she provided at a time when I needed to learn about other modes of holistic self-healing. She introduced me to some books, CDs, and DVDs that were life changing to me. She was also a certified “life coach” and I hired her to help me with some specific issues I was having that were confirmed to be blocking my healing efforts. I think we all experience these types of issues, whether it is problems with a spouse, children, work, family, money or whatever has you upset. (Maybe all of those things!) I have found that you cannot escape the issues, but you can learn to deal with them in a positive way that will not affect your health and your progress through this lifetime.
The psychic introduced me to Doreen Virtue’s books, meditation CDs and oracle cards. I highly recommend any of Doreen’s works as a supplement to your healing journey. She has a way of communicating with angels and higher entities that any person can relate to. She has studied the Angels and Ascended Masters for years and has condensed all of this knowledge into her books and CDs. This information is presented in a way that is easy to understand and gives the person studying her publications an insight into a higher purpose for each of us on Earth. My upbringing taught me that I could only speak to God through Jesus and by going to Church and reading the Bible. I found out that this is not true. We all have the ability to communicate with higher beings, but we need to learn how to do this. Doreen has many tools that will help anyone who wants to learn this practice. I think I have read and used all of them. They fascinated me and they WORKED! I want to put a foot note in here – this is MY journey and what I did. I am not telling you how to process the feelings that you have or the issues you face on a daily basis. I am not preaching to you on what to believe and how to communicate with God. What I am doing is sharing what I did and what worked for me. If any part of my journey resonates with you, I think you should explore it and find out if it works for you. The main point is that there are many modes of healing yourself and they are all not found in a Church or at a doctor’s office. Read and experience anything that you are guided to and make your own decisions. This is a valuable lesson that I learned, “Find what is right for me!” and do it. Oh yes, it is not easy, and your family and friends will shake their head and roll their eyes – but, bottom line it is you who has to ultimately take the responsibility for what you do. They are there for loving support (well, mostly) and a wonderful part of your life. But, they cannot be responsible for what you think, do, or feel. Only you can take that responsibility. I recommend you take that responsibility and learn all of the things that give you joy and do them!!! The rest will work itself out.
The psychic I worked with introduced me to a good friend of hers who does Quantum Energy Healing, Ritu Sangwan. I cannot explain how each of the modes of healing came to me at the time that I really needed them – but, I believe that God was gently guiding me and I was ready to listen. Ritu was coming to Louisville with her Bio-Energy Quantum Biofeedback Machine and I scheduled an appointment with her. The machine connects to your energy field and gently sends energy to areas of your body that need healing. You will have to research Quantum Energy to understand how all of this works – because I only have a general idea – not the specifics. I actually don’t care about the specifics. I just found out that it worked and that is all that I needed to know. You may need more information and there is a world of it out there if you just take the time to look it up. I have listed Ritu and the information on the machine in the Link part of this website. You can read all about how the machine works and the benefits that many have received from this energy healing. This machine was the catalyst that finally broke through the last of the resisting emotions that I was holding on to that were causing the Fibromyalgia. After working with Ritu and the machine for a year – I finally was cured. I had my first session in person when she visited Louisville, then the rest of the sessions were done remotely.
Ritu also introduced me to Abraham Hicks. Abraham Hicks is a name that represents a couple (Esther and Jerry Hicks) who meditated together for years and an entity named Abraham came to them and talks to people through Esther. At this time, I was so thirsty for knowledge of the “new way of thinking” that when I heard any new resource to get information, I was on it. So, I bought Abraham Hicks books, tapes and CDs and learned more and more about Abraham’s messages of why we are here on Earth and our life’s missions. It was so amazing, because I never even thought about why I was here. I only thought ministers, priests, doctors and those types of people got a “calling”. I had no idea regular people got callings and were here on Earth for a reason. For real??!! Another section of my new world opened up and another part of my closed brain saw the light. I was experiencing more and more fun and more and more appreciation of the joys in my life. Beautiful!
More next week…As always, much love and many blessings!
FIBROMYALGIA CURED, A CONTINUING STORY -- REIKI INTRODUCED
After I started the body cleansing process, a lot of opportunities presented themselves to me. I think that some of these opportunities were presented earlier in my life, but I was not ready to allow the experiences in. It is amazing how we get so many “hits and suggestions” with choices in our life, and until we can realize these as nudges to a better life, we totally ignore them. It was like I flushed out a lot more than toxins during the initial body cleansing. It was the start of “flushing out” some antiquated ideas on how life is and how it is supposed to be.
(Just a note – I continue to cleanse my body, but on a slower basis than when I started the process).
One of the new opportunities presented to me was exposure to Reiki.
“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.”
Quoted from www.reiki.org
I never heard of anything like this – energy healing was a foreign language to me – and if I had ever heard of it, then I am sure that I thought “Only weirdoes would do anything like that”. A person magically stepped in to my life at this time through a mutual friend – and she was experienced with energy healing and with Reiki in particular. (I now know that these magic moments are actually angels and guides from the Universe guiding you to a better life, but that concept was nowhere in my mind at this time). Since I was still feeling really bad and really FAT, I was willing to try anything to feel better. I made my appointment with the recommended Reiki master and WOW – another whole world opened up -- another, “Are you kidding me?! Really?!” moment. I started a regular Reiki regimen with JoAnn Utley (you can find JoAnn’s contact information in the LINK part of my website) and until this day I have these treatments once a month. One of the best parts of JoAnn is that she is educated and very well read and in tune with what is going on with a person, physically and mentally. She could see in me the need to learn more about changing my life and my thought processes. She introduced me to a book, “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay. This book and Louise Hay have been a solid part of my life for the last 8 years. The insight that she gives of the relationship between what you are thinking and what is happening in your body is eye opening and mind boggling. Remember, I come from a background of listen to your parents, your doctor, your religious leader, and work hard so your life will be perfect. The concept of what I was thinking might have an effect on my health was not in my brain cells. How in the world could that have anything to do with my Fibromyalgia and general sick feelings? I read this book, practiced the lessons in the book and then I read it again and again. It still is a beautiful resource when issues come up in my life that I have a hard time “handling”.
NOTICE: Every one of you that are on a healing path need to stop right now and read this book.
No matter how “well” I feel, the beautiful energy clearing experience of Reiki keeps my body feeling healthy and “in tune” with the Universe and able to handle the ups and downs of everyday life. I began to feel so much better mentally and physically, that I took Reiki classes with JoAnn over the next six years to become a Reiki Master. I now offer Reiki sessions to friends and clients around the world. Isn’t life weird – I am now one of those “weirdoes” – and proud of it!!! I still have a little strange feeling when I mention the Reiki to my friends and family. It is a strange concept to them, but I am so confident in what it has done for me, that I overlook this feeling and go on to try to help anyone who wants to listen find the “formula” that will make them feel better – mentally and physically. Life is such a joy!!!
I will make suggestions of other books and inspiring authors that I have read and who have inspired me over the years in the course of this blog. This is my story and I am sharing it with you. Your story will be your story – some of these suggestions will resonate with you and some won’t. You will “feel” a hit if you are destined to read and absorb the knowledge of these people in your life journey. You will learn to read the signs in your body, so you can pick and choose what will be the best answers for you. They are soft nudges, feel good moments, and bursts of excitement. These are the signs that something is right for you. Try to take time to pay attention to the nudges that come your way -- they are there for a reason.
As always, much love and many blessings.
The first thing I learned when I started my journey was “cleanse your body!” After I set my intention to get well, I was guided to a holistic medical doctor. He took one look at me and said, “You are clogged up”. I took one look at him and thought, “Quack.” Since I am notorious for going to the bathroom ALL of the time (really, too much) and irritable bowel syndrome was one of my symptoms, there was no way I was “clogged up”. He was patient with me and took the time to explain that my body was clogged up with lots of toxins that had built up in me from many years of what I always thought of as “just living”. I was fascinated to learn that we accumulate many toxins from the environment we live in -- that create blocks in our organs and tissues (the foods we eat, the air we breathe, our choices on what we drink, our bad habits, and even our thoughts). The most shocking to me was our thoughts had any effect on this at all. Whoa! Little did I know! This was one of the many, “Are you kidding me?!” moments in the 8 year journey. (I mention 10 years and 8 years throughout this web site and just for clarification – I got sick 10 years ago, but did not start the healing journey until 8 years ago. The first two years were spent going from doctor to doctor – hearing time and again that there was nothing wrong with me).
We talked some more about what symptoms I was having, what tests the other medical doctors had run on me, and in general how I was feeling (mentally as well as physically). It was such a blessing to have a conversation with someone who “really got it” and was sympathetic to what I was going through. He suggested we do a body cleanse to release some of the toxin build up, take an assessment on how I was feeling and then move on from there. I was sold! The plan sounded so right to me and it also felt good in my mind and body. I have since learned that this is a sure sign that you are on the right path, but at that time in my life, I had no clue about any of those feelings, and what they meant.
The first cleansing process he suggested was a foot detox. Eight years ago, I had never heard of such a thing. You put your feet in salted water with some kind of electromagnetic thing and all of these toxins come out of your feet into the water. The person performing this procedure can even diagnose what was in your body by what they see coming out. Gross!!! I really was grossed out by this, but after a while (I did one every week for two months) I started feeling a tiny bit better – so, thought, “OK, next….”
The next step was a liver cleanse. He explained what the liver does in your body, and if it is clogged up, you can experience all kinds of problems. Who knew?! Obviously, I knew what my liver was – but, I had no clue what it did and how important it was to flushing out toxins in a body. At this point a tiny portion of my brain was opening up and thinking, “There is something more to taking care of your body than just eating right, exercising, and trying to keep any bad habits to the minimum.” From there we went on to a kidney cleanse, and each week I was feeling “a little” better. I was feeling “something” but it was all still a mystery to me. I figured, no matter what I was feeling, it was better than where I was – laying on the couch and getting nothing done, feeling horrible with “no cure” for the Fibromyalgia.
So, I learned to take the first step on my new holistic approach by cleaning my body of the toxins I had accumulated. I thought, “Hey – this can’t be that hard. Just take some pills or drink some concoction and everything will flush out.” Wrong! This was a long process and it is a continual process. You can never get totally cleansed, because every day you are “living” – putting new food, air, drink, thoughts and energy into your system. As you go through this cleansing process, you start to make different decisions on the things than you did before you were awakened – but, it is impossible to be completely cleansed - ever. Well, maybe if you were a guru on the top of a clean mountain, but I am talking about people who live in the everyday world – like you and me.
I would like to be able to recommend the doctor I worked with on my first steps to a new me, but he has since retired and is no longer practicing. But, I can recommend you look for doctors that will guide you to the right body cleanse products to use. This is usually a homeopathic or holistic doctor. These specialists are in every large city – so you should be able to find one fairly close to your home. You really need some professional guidance with this – there are too many products readily available and not all products are safe to be used by everybody. You have to know which product to use with your particular body and ailment(s).
I will leave you with this information for today. Come back next week and I’ll show you the next steps I took for a healthier life. It has been such a fun and eye opening journey! Much love and many blessings,