Monthly Archives: February 2022

Frankincense

I believe in the power of Frankincense, . Hey, if it is good enough for baby Jesus it is certainly going to be a mainstay in my personal arsenal of healthcare. Here is what Doterra and Healthline have to say about this oil:

Frankincense Boswellia Essential Oil

dōTERRA Premium Frankincense essential oil is a proprietary blend of resins from four species of Boswellia trees, Boswellia carterii, Boswellia sacra, Boswellia papyrifera, and Boswellia frereana. Considered the ‘king of oils’, Frankincense has extraordinary health benefits when used topically or taken internally.

Boswellia trees have been celebrated for centuries. The Babylonians and Assyrians would burn the tree resin in religious ceremonies and for contemplative meditation. The ancient Egyptians used it in perfumes and salves for soothing skin. Oil from the resin has long been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese health practices.
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According to pre-clinical research, Frankincense essential oil may promote healthy cellular function when taken internally. Experimental research suggests internal use of Frankincense, high in α-pinene, may provide soothing effects to the body.

Because of the oil’s significant level of α-pinene, preclinical research also indicates Frankincense may help maintain healthy skin structure.† Nourishing and clarifying as an addition to daily skin care, the oil’s warm, spicy, herbal aroma creates a relaxing yet uplifting atmosphere.

Because Boswellia species used in dōTERRA Premium Frankincense essential oil grow best in different soils and regions, dōTERRA Co-impact Sourcing® is helping to diversify supply pressure and create future sustainable harvesting solutions.

Uses:

Diffuse during reflection or meditation.
Apply topically or add to cream or lotion to nourish and calm skin.
Add a drop or two to a veggie cap as a part of your daily regimen.

Directions for Use:

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid or take one to two drops in a veggie cap.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

World Healing Meditation

This morning I decided to do a body healing meditation with Dr.Joe Dispenza (who I think is one of the most brilliant minds of the times). The Universe had other ideas. The title is “Dr. Joe Dispenza Heal Your Body Meditation” but the meditation was actually about healing the world and all of its inhabitants. That means you and me and everyone around the world and Mother Earth. It’s powerful. And it’s the perfect time. Please join me…

How Much Do Emotions Affect Our Physical Healing?

I have always held the belief that there is an emotional component to all physical pain and disease. I have recently been reminded to not forget this part when we are physically healing from something be it disease or physical trauma. Lately I have been discouraged about how long it has been taking my knee to heal. My body usually heals very rapidly!

So, I turned to another energyworker and she helped me to identify some trapped emotions that I thought I had completely dealt with. Over the next two days I did some inner work on these emotions, remembering what kicked them off, journaling about it and shedding a tear or two. This work along with some healing meditations, and lo and behold, the pain level went from a 6/10 to a 2/10 in just 2 days!

There are lots of different types of therapies that may help you with this: psychotherapy, transpersonal counseling, inner child work, neuroemotional technique, Reiki, emotional coding- just to name a few. The idea is to identify what emotions may be stuck physically in the body and then go from there.

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I find admitting to the fact that there is still some emotional residue from a particular event is the first step. Then we can choose to work with that emotion to release it more fully. This work can make a big difference in physical healing. In just 2 days I experienced a 40% reduction in pain! That is pretty significant!

If you want to try this on your own there are quick reference books to help get you started. Louise Hay, founder of Hay House books, and author of several self help books has something to say about this connection between parts of our bodies and corresponding emotions. For instance; in Heal Your Body regarding the knee she writes Knee Problems: Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear. Inflexibility. Won’t give in. Forgiveness. Understanding. Compassion.

Now this may or may not resonate with you but I find taking a look at what she has to say about a particular malady sometimes kicks off a particular emotion and that might be something to take a look at. I have found our emotions can and do have a profound effect on our bodies in lots of ways.

We are not separate from our emotions, whether we deny them or not. Worth considering if you are struggling to heal physically!

~Here’s To Your Vital Health!~

Nutramedix Natural Products

“Powerful Bioavailable Supplements For Today’s Health Challenges”- this company is amazing and their products are amazing as well. Natural plant extracts carefully, mindfully, and sustainably sourced by a company that honors people and the earth.

Myself, my friends, and colleagues have used these supplements for everything from immune system issues to skin infections to bronchitis and everything in between. Besides promoting superior natural products, I love to promote companies that respect the earth and work with people and the land and give back as well. This company fits with my integrity for sure.

Read on to hear some of their story:

We begin with a truly holistic approach to making products. Each addresses medicinal, economic, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being. We choose herbs for their quality, then scientifically validate their efficacy and safety. We pay fair and honest wages to support the local economies. We honor the social and cultural laws and traditions. We recognize the spiritual bond between people and healing herbs. We support regenerating the land and protecting its biodiversity.

When we source our herbal ingredients, we bring expertise to the jungle: botanists who understand the local ecology, doctors versed in indigenous traditions, and guides who have developed a trusting relationship with the villages and tribes.
But we are not there to take — we are there to listen with humility, to learn selflessly, to collaborate willingly.

These botanical plants are the Creator’s gifts that we honor throughout every step of our process: from sustainable growing and harvesting, to drying and processing, to testing for vibrancy and safety, to investing in clinical studies at major research institutions around the world.

Globally, a minimum of 50% of our profits are given back to the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

With a full line that supports detox, microbial defense, and sleep/mood, all of our herbal supplements are strategically designed to encourage optimum health. We pride ourselves in our special product formulation process that keeps you and your unique needs a priority.

We conduct extensive research to secure the highest quality raw materials from nature’s richest botanical resources. Our unique enhancement process optimizes the whole herb for a more powerful, broad-spectrum concentration.

I encourage you to go to and explore their wonderful natural products. www.nutramedix.com

Now that’s my kind of company!

Why Does Astrology Work?

I am not an expert in anything I consider supernatural but I have explored several “metaphysical” or “supernatural” subjects and am mesmerized at how accurate they can be. Of course there is controversy as to whether these subjects are scientific or not, and I am not here to debate. I am just here to ponder and to question and to be amazed.

Astrology
Why does astrology work? It’s truly uncanny! Simply contemplating the idea that the line up of the planets as well as when and where you were when you were born can dictate your personality makes one go “huh”? But if you have ever had your birthchart done by an astrologer you have to take notice. These people don’t know anything about you yet they describe you to a “T”.

Even though there are lots of scientific studies debunking astrology, one has to wonder why it appears to be so personally correct. There has to be something to this, right?

Take me for example: I am a Pisces. Pisces are said to be sensitive, intuitive, emotional, imaginative and creative. Have you ever known a Pisces that is not these things? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you have an astrologer dive deep into you natal chart or even what this year looks like for you, if the astrologer is truly talented you will be stunned at the accuracy of what they tell you!

From astrologer Claudia Ruchie in her article titled:
How Do Planets Affect Our Lives?

She writes: In Astrology, There are 7 planets- Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn. Apart from that there are two nodes- the North Node and the South node. These planets are common in Astrology for all parts of the world.

These planets are always moving. They obviously changed places ever since you were born and that creates an impact on us.

Now, Sun changes its position every month – passing from each zodiac in approximately a month. This shift of positions has a lot of impact on us – not just for the Sun but for all the planets.

Likewise, Saturn changes signs every two and a half years, Jupiter every year, the Moon every 28 days and so on.

Even the eclipses formed are related to the position of planets, that is why the internet gets flooded with posts about such transit movements as they have a huge impact on us.

These zodiac signs placed in different houses of our horoscope then connect with different aspects of our life.

For example, the Fifth House deals with Love, the Seventh House deals with marriage, and the Tenth House deals with our career.

The transits of planets over these houses or signs placed in it, activates the events related to these houses. Thus, the study of future transits makes us aware regarding these upcoming events of our life.

So how did all this information come about? What makes Astrology so accurate?

Astrolger Claudia goes on to say: Astrology is based on scientific calculations of constellations and planetary movements. Astrology is based on studying these planets and noticing the patterns that occur over hundreds of years. The stars and planets don’t necessarily influence things, but they are markers of time and allow us to understand what cycle we are in when a person is born.

All civilizations around the world have developed their own systems of predicting events based on astronomical observations related with the Sun, Moon, and Stars.

The Ancient people thought of such movements of Stars and Planets in the sky as Gods talking to them in sign language.

They have developed a highly complex system of measuring time, just to calculate various astronomical events.

These systems of measurement are working incredibly accurately even today, that scientists are also wondering how such an ancient civilization have developed them.

Some of these discoveries have made headlines with catchy titles like ‘mysteries of history around the world.’

In simple words, the reason why many people believe in astrology is because it gives them accurate readings again and again.

The repeated success of astrology is what makes it an instant hit with youngsters even today. Do they know the mathematical calculations behind its predictions, or the science behind its astronomical calculations? Probably not.

So, What Is Astrology & How Does It Work?

As mentioned before, the science of predicting when rain will come, when agriculture will flourish, and what will happen in the future for a person was developed thousands of years back in time by ancient civilizations.

It was their sheer observations which led them to discover many astronomical time periods.

Would you believe me if I tell you that thousands of years back people knew the exact timing of rotation for all planets, including Saturn?! They have mathematically calculated the nodes of the Moon, to accurately predict eclipses.

They didn’t even have the telescope then. Isn’t it amazing?! Still, would you like to call it pseudoscience?

Those people have great observation powers. They have noticed even the minor change in their daily sky and noted it down, maybe in their own language or code.

These detailed observations over a long period of history may have resulted in development of those complex calculations and timing of astronomical events.

Astrology was not developed by a single person, but by many generations of people over a long period of time. This is the reason behind its accuracy and credibility.
So, how exactly does this astrology thing work for a person? A valid question. How can we assume that all planets and stars are working just for us?
Let us take a look at the horoscope:

What Exactly Is Your Horoscope?
Your horoscope is nothing but the snapshot of the sky at the time of your birth. It depicts the position of all the planets in various zodiac signs at the exact moment of your birth.

Hence, you have a unique astrological signature in terms of your Horoscope. This signature changes each and every passing moment by virtue of time and space.

Thus, two people in different parts of the world if born at the same time period, their horoscope will differ by virtue of space. It is like different time zones of different countries.

So, the Universe has chosen your moment of Birth and has given a unique signature to it, known as your Birth Chart, or Natal Chart, or simply your Horoscope.

Now to explain this in detail, Let us go back in time when you were born.

During that time, the planets were moving with their respective speeds as they always do and suddenly when you were born your birth time was noted. A chart was prepared and the planetary positions were noted.

The Sun and the Moon which were transiting in a particular zodiac sign thus became your Sun Sign and Moon sign respectively.

As the planets are always moving, they create an impact on our body, mind, soul & environment. The horoscopes that we read are on the basis of these movements of planets on a particular date and time.

So basically, whether you get a personal reading, a horoscope, natal chart reading – everything is based on planets, constellations and Zodiacs.

Such calculations help an astrologer to predict events for you. Whether it is a general promise or merely timing of events and that makes Astrology ACCURATE!
When it comes to Astrology, whether it is a Birth Chart reading (Natal) or Sun Sign, both of them are accurate. However, Birth Chart reading is more accurate as it has the depth required to make pin-pointed predictions.

Sun Sign on the other hand is the same for you and the people born under the same window of Sun (the month in which the Sun was transiting that Zodiac Sign at the time of your birth.)

So you actually may have a lot of things affecting your life than just the predictions based on the Sun.

What Do You Need To Get An Accurate Astrological Prediction? Honestly speaking, only three major details – your birth date, your birth time and the birth place.

This is the best explanation of Astrology that I have found for beginners like me. I have taken a few rounds of astrology classes and it is mind-boggling how different various teachers go about explaining it. Suffice it to say, it was too much for me to grasp. I will stick to the intuitive side of life and leave it to the experts!

~More “Magic” of the Universe!~

Some Important Limitations To Physical Therapy and Surgery

I have been a bodyworker for over two decades and have worked on a lot of hurt people. I myself have been hurt, and I myself have experienced both as a practitioner and a patient some unfortunate limitations to physical therapy and surgery. Physical therapists and surgeons do indeed have credentials and there are many that are very talented. I certainly would and have had surgery to be put back together again. I find it very unfortunate though that physical therapists are so restricted in what and where they are allowed or directed to do in their practice.

Just out of massage school my first job was in a physical therapy practice. I was very discouraged by the restrictions put on us practitioners, mainly by the insurance companies. We were required to do only 15 minutes of hands-on therapy and that therapy was only allowed in the specific area of pain or dysfunction. We were not allowed to explore other areas of the body to determine their involvement in the problem.

We were also dictated by rules and protocols to do this particular exercise for this particular problem. We were not allowed to use common sense at all. And this is where many get misdirected sometimes with serious detrimental effects.

I have seen time and time again, clients who have had surgeries for joint pain and dysfunction like knee or hip replacements or carpal tunnel syndrome and the surgeries did not turn out so well. Let me explain this to you. I will state a couple of examples so that you get the idea:

-A knee replacement job that looks good on the MRI, the surgeon did a good job at mechanically stabilizing the joint but the knee still does not function and the patient is still in pain. After some thorough bodywork (a real exploration into what tissues are restricted above and below the knee) demonstrates to us that what was keeping the knee structures out of alignment causing deterioration to the structures of the knee were other structures (soft tissue, muscle, fascia, retinaculum) that were spasmed or bound together pulling on the knee in an unbalanced way. Once these tissues were released normal structure and function returned and pain was eliminated. What if this were done BEFORE surgery was the route taken? What if the physical therapists were allowed to do more exploration in the surrounding tissue?

-Unsuccessful carpal tunnel surgery where the patient’s tendons and/or fascia in the wrist were severed only to have no relief at all? Upon proper exploration and following nerve pathways it was discovered that the problem was actually in the cervical area (the neck). Once the muscles in and around the neck were released, pain and dysfunction were eliminated, but now there was permanent damage in the wrist.

My point is this: practitioners should be allowed and encouraged to do what they were taught to do and to use their minds and even their intuition to determine the root cause of the problem, allowing the bony structures and soft tissues to return to balance and avoiding any further deterioration of the bony structures ending in the need for surgery.

Spiritual Mediumship???

I begin this article with some trepidation as it is ‘so far out there’. But this page is about exploring Spirituality and along with that comes everything metaphysical, so here goes:

I was surprised to see an article on mediums on Oprah’s page but there it was. In the article psychotherapist and medium Kellee White states “a medium is someone who is able to communicate with souls on the other side”. However, contrary to popular belief, mediums do not speak with the dead. “There is no such thing as death,” White explains. “There is only a transition from the physical being to the spiritual being…and mediums are sensitive and intuitive enough to hear, feel, and see information coming from the other side.”

This is where it gets weird. Really weird. So, my husband made his transition many years ago. Ok. So, of course I was grieving. A very random sequence of events occurred and when I say random, I mean random. I couldn’t have put this together if I tried. I was simply driving a friend to doctors appointments and one of them, a psychologist saw my grief and after speaking to me for a few minutes (and me telling him he could not help me), he gave me a woman’s card and suggested I go see her.

She was a medium. Now, at this point in my life I didn’t even really know what a medium was so I joked about it with a very conservative friend of mine.. I was stunned when he suggested I follow through- what did I have to lose anyway? So I did. I found myself in this woman’s living room and when I came through the door she said that my husband had been sitting there waiting for me for two hours. I laughed, and said I don’t have a husband. Then she said his name and that he was there waiting to talk to me.

I think the feeling that I had at this point was one of a person about to faint. My ‘not so dead’ husband spoke to me for the next two hours. He talked to me about what I had been doing lately, even said the name of someone I had just met. He talked to me about our kids. He talked to me about visiting me while I was asleep. He talked to me with his unique sense of humor. I just sat there dazed not being able to speak at all.

This experience really threw me- for a long time. Not in a good way. Not in a “wow! Isn’t that fantastic that we can do this” kind of way. Like he said to me “isn’t it amazing what love can do”? Yeh, well, not so much. I was having a hard enough time and now I had to wrap my head around this?! It was not a warm and fuzzy feeling I walked away from this experience with.

These days it doesn’t hurt so much and I enjoy our occasional interaction in meditation. And I am thankful to have had that experience, although it still hurts my head. I know we all have Spiritual gifts- some of us are guided by Spirit through “hearing” of “seeing” or other types of clairvoyance. Some of us are gifted through Spirit to sermonize and uplift the masses. But this? WOW.

So for those of you that, like me, are more of a analytical mind, or a “doubting Thomas”, I’m here to tell you- THIS DOES HAPPEN, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN HEAR PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE, THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER IN PHYSICAL FORMORM AND THAT IS MIRACULOUS INDEED!

~Never Underestimate the Power of Love!~

What Are The Odds?

blue image of clusters of stars

When you take a look at photos like this, doesn’t it make you wonder? What are the odds that we humans are alone in this vastness which appears to be infinite?

By one estimation, for every grain of sand on Earth, there could be as many as 10 Earth-like planets in the universe! That’s according to Peter Behroozi, a Hubble fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Of course, it is important to remember that the universe is a very big place, and at the moment scientists can search for life only on planets within the Milky Way galaxy.

So we can only look at our own galaxy for now. Well, how many galaxies are there? All in all, Hubble reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or so, but this number is likely to increase to about 200 billion as telescope technology in space improves,according to Space.com. Looks to me like the odds are pretty much nill. Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

image of nebula

Contemplating the fact that a human life spans about 100 years, and the universe is estimated to be nearly 14 Billion years old, makes it even harder to even entertain the idea that humans are the be all and end all.

And how are we connected to all of this? Are we connected? Well, we are here, aren’t we? Doesn’t that fact cause you to ask the question? Are we part of a grander scheme of things? For me, the answer has to be yes but of course I have no clue how or to what extent.

photo in blue of stars and gases

No, this blog doesn’t come to any conclusions- this is food for thought. If we are contemplating our Spirituality or even our existence in this Universe, I think images like these might open our minds a bit more. At the very least simply looking at photos like these certainly opens up space in our minds for awe and wonder!

Dragonflies

Exploring things of a Spiritual or metaphysical nature is something I feel compelled to do. And sometimes it hurts my head. For instance, I was just researching Karma- HUGE subject I know. Surprising to me was how many of the articles I read made me feel bad, like I was being chastised. I don’t think that is the point in any Spiritual inquiry.

Frustrated, I stopped, went away from the research. In a few minutes I saw this picture:

beautiful magical photo of dragonfly with dew on its wings at sunrise

That’s all I need to carry me through the day absolutely certain of the magic of life! And shouldn’t immersion into the magic of life be a large part of a Spiritual path? I don’t think we are here to beat ourselves up for not being someone else’s idea of perfect or for not following someone else’s rules for living a good life.

Yes, I get that being on a Spiritual path means (among other things) leading our best lives, learning who we are and being true to ourselves and kind to others. It is an exploration. But I think we (I) sometimes try too hard to learn and don’t spend enough time in active wonder at this magnificent Universe. I think I will spend the day there.

~Thanks Universe!~

Nice 8 Minute Meditation for Beginners

I have been meditating in various ways for many, many years. I rely on it for my peace of mind, for my clarity and calmness, and for my ability to handle everyday life on a more even keel. It is a daily practice. I do not leave home without having had that time to collect myself, ground myself, and feel peace within myself. Honestly, I have no idea how people live without it.

As versed as I am in lots of different forms of meditation, some practices being an hour, some practices being days, I still love a simple, short morning meditation to start my day. I thought I would share a VERY short, sweet and effective meditation with you beginners. I may eventually be adding some videos or audios of myself guiding you in meditation but for now this:

They call themselves “The Honest Guys” On Youtube. I find this voice very soothing. I find the content straight up, no crap, no airy fairy whatever, just nice calming, centering, lovely meditations. And this one is just 8 minutes long- pretty much anybody can do something for 8 minutes right? Enjoy…

~Here’s to You Bliss and Groundedness!~