Distance Healing

 

To most of us the idea of being able to heal or be healed by someone who is not physically touching us is strange. It is difficult for us to wrap our heads around the idea as we are physical bodies. We only identify with being physical flesh and bone. Consider for a moment, though, that energy moves through our physical body. Movement of energy through our body is what allows us to digest food or run a marathon or heal from an illness. Even if we are taking medication for an illness that medication as it runs through our body is exchanging energy with what is already there inside.

Our energy also extends beyond our physical body. Have you ever felt somebody behind you in the line at the grocery store before you ever saw them? This is evidence that you feel them energetically. An energy field exists around each of us and if we are in close enough proximity to another person we can feel them.

Many practices and traditions exist for manipulating energy through intention. Prayer is one that everyone knows and is comfortable with. Reiki, Shamanic practices, therapeutic touch, quantum touch are a few others. Mass meditation has shown to be a powerful tool and no one is touching anyone. Intention is incredibly powerful. If you intend to get well, for instance, your chances of getting well are much better than if you stayed in a fearful state.

In quantum physics space and time don’t mean much. In studying the quantum field it becomes quite clear that things aren’t as they appear in the physical 3rd dimension. Physicists have determined and shown experimentally that two particles can exist in two different locations at the same time. How crazy is that? Without going too deep down the rabbit hole, you can see that everything is energy.

Energy can be manipulated through thought alone. Anyone can do this. Those of us who have studied distance healing have extra tools and practices to help us with distance healing. We practice and practice and it becomes natural and normal. Our successes speak for themselves.

We all need healing on some level and these days no one is touching anyone. Perhaps the time is ripe to open our minds to the idea of distant healing.

Give me a call, I would be happy to help.

Much Love,

Penny

 

An Emotional Salve

Human Beings. We are flesh, blood, and bone.We are emotions and physical strength. We have abilities and desires. At the center of us though is our breath. The breath is ever present. And a good anchor for us in our physical bodies. We (at least in this country) rarely if ever pay any attention to that- we are too inclined to be busy, to move our bodies to think and do stuff.

These days, given the current world situation, we are more apt to begin contemplating more internally simply because we are forced to slow down. Slowing down our external activities forces us to be more introspective. And this is uncomfortable for most of us. Perhaps it is time to change that. Little by little when we decide to allow this slow down, this introspection, we begin to become more familiar with ourselves. We never realized before that we have been operating generally on autopilot. We never realized that inquiry into who we really are was never a “thing”. Now it is.  So who are we really? What are we all about? Is there more to us than our jobs, our family responsibilities, our activity? OH YES. And is there something we can do for ourselves to help us navigate these turbulent waters more effectively, soundly, and peacefully? a resounding YES!

Now don’t get scared this is going to go off in some woo-woo direction. This is about being in conscious contact with our bodies, and what makes our bodies run so magnificently (or not). And how to make our bodies and our mind more efficient and effective when we are under stress. And we are ALL under stress right now.

What if under all this stress we decided to try something new to help relieve the intensity of what we feel all around us today? Committing to 10-15 minutes per day- first thing in the morning, and perhaps when the anxiety starts amping up? It’s super simple, but you have to DO it. My recommendation is to sit down and just consciously breathe. Sit, get still, no distractions, silence, and stillness, and focus on the breath. Not so easy to begin with because the mind goes ballistic. Don’t care about that. When you realize the mind has gone ballistic, take a breath (no judgment) and bring your attention back to the breath- over and over and over again. I am not asking you to make this a marathon. Start with 10 minutes. If you make it 2 minutes on the first day- awesome! Try for 3 minutes tomorrow. Commit to doing it every day, say for a month- and see what happens. See how your mood stabilizes. See how little things don’t ruffle your feathers or ruin your day. Notice how your activities become more relaxed, more accomplished. Realize that you feel better.

What happens next? This becomes habit, this becomes something you look forward to, this becomes something you do every day before you even think of leaving the house!

And guess what? It’s called MEDITATION

Meditation is the single most important tool for living a happy, stable, effective life. Now more than ever, we need this tool!

Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you need help with this- more to come!

~Peace~

Penny

Stressbuster #2- Nature’s Cure

Here is something to think about. Nature is a stress buster. Remember when you were a kid spending all that time in nature? Remember feeling sooo happy and alive and worry-free? There is something to that. More than you realized as a kid. Being in nature is like taking a happy pill with only one side effect- feeling better. Add it to your list of anti-anxiety tools you use to bring down the angst. Make it a habit to realize the full benefit of spending time in nature.

There is a lot of talk about energy. Here I am talking about our energy meaning the Spiritual part of us- the prana, the qi- and the energy of the Earth. It may sound fluffy but it’s REAL. We are energetic beings. More so than the physical part of us, the body. And we all know the Earth has an energetic field. Trees have an energetic field. The ground has an energetic field. The air has an energetic field. Energy is at the root of our living and breathing. And there are an infinite number of frequencies to this energy that pervades everyone and everything. Lower, denser frequencies create stress and dis-ease. Higher, lighter frequencies promote health and well being.

Think about how you feel on a crowded freeway versus how you feel in a forest. Just the thought of being on a crowded freeway creates chemical changes in the brain and you can FEEL the stress and you are not even on the freeway! Same thing with being in a forest- just the thought of it for a few moments is actually relaxing. Just stare at this picture for a few moments.  It’s relaxing, isn’t it?

~Give yourself the gift of being in nature everyday!~

Empaths & Highly Sensitive People- A Curse or a Gift?

  • The definition of am empath is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

  • The definition of a highly sensitive person is someone who experiences acute physical, mental, or emotional responses to stimuli.

Are you finding that these labels fit you even though you don’t necessarily like labels? What does it all mean and why is it important to understand? First, let me give you the reason why you are opening this blog- because you apparently became uncomfortable enough to start looking into why you feel this way or what to do about it. How can you get more comfortable in your skin? In your life?

People end up on blogs like this because they hurt. They don’t feel they fit in. When other people seem to be so comfortable with life as it is, it makes us wonder why we can’t. We find it so damn hard to be like the crowd. To feel satisfied or even capable of having conversations about things we don’t care about. Or to be complacent with spending our lives playing tennis. There has got to be more, right?

What fills you up? What makes you feel comfortable? Who makes you feel okay being you?

Really. Spend a few minutes with these questions. Probably you have the answers right away- if you pay attention to the voice in your head. My guess is some of the answers might go like this: nature, quiet time, people who think about deeper subjects- subjects that challenge us to find out who we are and why we are here and what is it that makes us truly content.

I will use myself as an example. I have lived 60 years so yes, that makes me an expert. Let’s start with sensitivity. I am more keenly aware of my sensitivity now more than ever. As a child, I was told I was different. My mother made me take naps when other kids didn’t. As I grew up more and more people would tell me “you’re so sensitive”! I had no idea what they were talking about. I thought it was normal to feel like a back-handed compliment was life-threatening. Or that an argument between my parents meant certain annihilation. And my brothers rolling around on the floor fighting over which one would make me do their chores? Slayed.

Now, at 60, I get it. This is not going to go away. Ever. So I have learned to be kind to myself. To at least know that that fan has to be turned off or I will get nowhere in meditation. I know I must spend every minute I can in nature. I have not turned on regular television in probably 15 years. And I don’t even try to deal with crowds. Highly sensitive person aka HSP.. yep, I am that. And guess what else? Highly sensitive people are usuallly empathic as well.

Dr. Judith Orloff, a pioneer in the field, describes empaths as those who absorb the world’s joys and stresses like “emotional sponges.”

Do you feel people’s pain as if it is your own? Does it physically affect you? Do you feel uplifted when you see a couple that are obviously so in love? Is anger- even from a stranger make you cringe? That is empathy, raw and potent.

Empaths feel so deeply, Empaths eventually realize that other people don’t feel this way. We do not understand why they don’t – is something missing in them or is something “off” with us? The answer is neither. There is nothing missing in them and nothing wrong with us. We are all human beings having our own personal experience. That being said, it is sometimes excruciatingly hard to be in our own skin! We are a minority. We have extreme emotions. We cannot help it. So is it a curse or a gift?

It feels like both. Being highly sensitive is tough. Tough on the nervous system, tough on the adrenals glands and tough to deal with. On the other hand, we feel joy like nobody else! Oh my gosh, a bunny hopping across my path on my morning walk can transcend anything else that is going on in my life. Most people would not even notice or if they did, they would think “huh, a bunny.” And dismiss that experience at once and go on with their day.

Simultaneously, being super sensitive to energy, emotions, and environment is both rewarding and debilitating. Positive vibes bring you up easily, just as easily as negative vibes bring you down. It is the quintessential roller coaster of a HSP/empath- for life. Why am I this way? What is the point? What does one do?

At this stage in life, I believe the point is to live, to feel alive, to feel. Society has become so numb, so disconnected. I would ask anyone who is not like us- what emotions did you feel today? My guess the answer would start with raised eyebrows, and a “what do you mean”? Numb. Moving through space and time not feeling a thing other the frustration at traffic or a difficult colleague. Is that living? Really? I think not.

Yes it’s hard, but it is so worth it. I feel we are more connected and more alive. I believe those that are not connected to their emotions are not able to feel the juiciness of life. The rapture of the song birds, the immense pleasure of the connection between you and the person holding your hand, the outrageous color of that shade of purple of that flower, how sweet silence can be. That is the point.

What does one do to navigate life with these qualities being your very essence? First, learn about the power of the breath, the benefit of slowing down, the attributes of learning to be alone. Tune in. Go inside, allow yourself to feel the present energy. Spend quiet time in nature, Stop along your walk and feel what it feels like being where you are right now. You will soon realize being who you are, labels and all, is a GIFT.

Revel in being you!

Natural Healing

I’m branching Out!  I realized that I have so much more to offer so I am going to start blogging about everything I Love and have knowledge of and experience in- many forms of Natural Healing.  If you happen to read something that resonates with you and you would like to know more, drop me a line and  I will be more than happy to respond with a personal message and a blog on the topic.

Some of the things I will be writing about:

  • The benefits of spending time in Nature
  • Health & wellness (huge topic)
  • Food & supplements vs. pharmaceuticals
  • Meditation/ Qi gong/Reiki
  • Being extra sensitive and how to deal with it
  • Self-Love vs. Selfish
  • The Power of the Breath
  • Human vs Being
  • All things Energy
  • Our Human Body is just a small part of who we are
  • Presence
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Being Spiritual (It’s okay)
  • Physical health and cleansing
  • Empaths & Narcissists

More to come!

Peace & Love,
Penny

2020 Stress Buster!

Feeling stressed? Who isn’t? Allow me to show you another way. It doesn’t cost anything. and is easier than you think. It does takes consistency and a little self-love (ie patience)- that’s all!

It’s meditation- now don’t let that scare you- it’s super easy, doesn’t take much time, costs nothing and the benefits are life-changing! In no time (a week or so), you will feel less stressed, your thinking will become clearer, and the situations that have had your blood pressure off the chart will not be a blip on the radar. Meditation starts feeling so good to you that you will be inspired to jump start your day with these minutes of self care

.Scientifically proven benefits are:

  • Reduces Stress. Stress reduction is o

  • Controls Anxiety. Less stress translates to less anxiety. …

  • Promotes Emotional Health. …

Stress leads to the inability to relax, lowered cognitive abilities, and an inability to handle life situations. The National Institute of Health states that over time, continued strain on your body from stress may contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, including mental disorders such as depression or anxiety.

Often people turn to medications, alcohol, or drugs to relieve the symptoms of stress, and in doing so create added problems. Here is another way. And it takes minutes every day. That’s the most important part- practicing every single day. Consistency is the key to success. You see, over time meditating creates new neural networks and coherency in the brain. The brain realizes the help to come from this consistent practice and begins to want that time of reset and reboot to once again experience the coherency which results in peace of mind

Thousands of types of meditation exist but let’s keep it simple. Find a comfortable, quiet spot, one where you will not be disturbed (this may require getting up 10 minute before everyone else in the household) and get comfy. The thing to do is focus your intention to feel good today and start listening to your breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes and breathe. At the beginning your mind will go bananas! that’s OK- when you realize your mind is anywhere but on your breath, do not chastise yourself, bring your attention back to your breath. Again and again and again. (Trust me this will become less of an effort every single day) .In no time at all you will have to admit your days have less angst and you are more even-keeled emotionally. Here’s to your peace of mind!

So as you are beginning your day anchor yourself in the truth. Know that all is well”

Dr. Reverend Michael B. Beckwith

An emotional salve- Lesson #1

An Emotional Salve- Lesson#1

Human Beings. We are flesh, blood, and bone.  We are emotions and physical strength.  We have abilities and desires.  At the very center of us though is our Breath.  The Breath is ever present.  And it is a good anchor for us in our physical bodies.  We (at least in this country) rarely if ever pay any attention to that- we are too inclined to just be busy, to move our bodies  to think, and to accomplish stuff.

These days, given the current world situation, we are more apt to begin contemplating more internally simply because we are forced to slow down.  Slowing down our external activities forces us to be more introspective.  And this is uncomfortable for most of us.  Perhaps it is time to change that. Little by little when we decide to allow this slow down, this introspection, we begin to become more familiar with ourselves.  We never realized before that we have been operating mostly on autopilot.  We never realized that inquiry into who we really are was never a “thing”. Now it is.  So who are we really?  What are we all about?  Is there more to us than our jobs, our family responsibilities, our activity? OH YES.  And is there something we can do for ourselves to help us navigate these turbulent waters more effectively, soundly, and peacefully? a resounding YES!

Now don’t get scared this is going to go off in some woo-woo direction.  This is about being in conscious contact with our bodies, and what makes our bodies run so magnificently (or not).  And how to make our bodies and our mind more efficient and effective when we are under stress.  And we are ALL under stress right now.

So, what if under all this stress we decided to try something new to help relieve the intensity of what we feel all around us today?  Just committing to a few minutes per day- first thing in the morning, and perhaps when the anxiety starts amping up?  It’s super simple, but you have to DO it.  My recommendation is to sit down and just consciously breathe.  Sit, get still, no distractions, silence, and stillness, and focus on the breath.  Not so easy to begin with because the mind goes ballistic.  Don’t care about that.  When you realize the mind has gone ballistic, take a breath (no judgement) and bring your attention back to the breath- over and over and over again.  I am not asking you to make this a marathon.  Start with 10 minutes.  If you make it 2 minutes on the first day- awesome! Try for 3 minutes tomorrow.  Just commit to doing it every day, say for a month- and see what happens.  See how your mood stabilizes.  See how little things don’t ruffle your feathers or ruin your day.  See how your activities become more relaxed, more accomplished.  Realize that you just feel better.

What happens next? This becomes habit, this becomes something you look forward to, this becomes something you do everyday before you even think of leaving the house!

And guess what? It’s called MEDITATION

And it is the single most important tool for living a happy, stable, effective life.  Now more than ever, we need this tool!

Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you need assistance with this- more to come!

~Peace~

Penny

 

 

Case Study #3

Client came in after 6 months wearing an orthopedic boot due to fracture of right foot.  The chief complaint was low back, hip and left knee pain.  Visual assessment revealed asymmetry in leg length with the left hip contracted making the appearance of a short left leg.  Palpation showed restrictions in the right jaw.  Following release of the jaw reassessment showed the coccyx deviated to the left.  Once the coccyx was released, additional protocols for the ankles, knees, and pelvic was employed.

The client returned one week later reporting everything felt good.  Another release of the jaw and coccyx was performed along with the ankle procedure.

On the third visit the client presented with tonal symmetry and no discomfort so treatment was terminated.

NOTE:  Often after being required to wear an orthopedic boot the Bowen Technique is required to get the hips in balance (as the boot creates a “longer” leg).  The hips remaining in imbalance creates torque and uneven load on the knees and if left untreated this dysfunction creates deterioration in the knees and pelvic structure.

 

Bowen Therapy for Complete Healing!

Case Study #2

Plantar Fascitis

65 yr old tennis player with left heel pain for 6 months.  Client presented with left-sided asymmetry in leg length.  Restrictions were found at the right TMJ (fascial  lines cross the body from cervical to low back). Knees were not responsive to palpation. At the second treatment the client reported no pain for 5 days.  Some restrictions were released with additional knee and ankle protocols.  During the third treatment the client reported being sore after the last treatment.  She had been playing tennis with hard inserts in her shoes which we removed.  Visual assessment showed restriction in the coccyx. The coccyx was released and symmetry was restored.  At the fourth session the client reported no foot pain or stiffness.  Treatment was terminated as she presented with tonal symmetry.  She has had no further issue one year later.

Case Study #1

Client presented with chronic pain in hip, back and neck due to disc herniations from car accident.  Pain has persisted for twenty years despite physical therapies and cortisone injections.  Pain  level was reported 7 out of 10.
First treatment revealed restrictions at both ends of the spine with a complex assessment of asymmetry.  These restrictions were released using the Bowen Technique with the client returning in one week.  The wait period between sessions is for two reasons.  First, it gives the body time to “unwind” the previously held restrictions, and secondly it gives the therapist a good understanding of how far along the treatment is by how long the client goes without pain and maintains symmetry.
On the second treatment the client stated “Better!  Good start”  Assessment during this session revealed one less layer of distortion- a much less complex distortion pattern.  The third session showed an even less complex pattern.  On the fourth treatment the client declared 80% improvement.  The fifth session was our last session as the client reported no pain or limitation the entire week and presented with tonal symmetry.  Maintenance treatments of approximately 6 weeks were recommended.
The client left stating “I can’t believe 20 years of pain was fixed in 5 weeks.”