Monthly Archives: July 2020

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