Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Realizing Your Fullest Potential

There are a lot of people walking around in this life in a state of constant despair. Watching the news or reading newspapers are sure fire ways to feel that despair. Selling newspapers and commercial space is now and has always been their motivation. Telling the truth, not so much.

So it stands to reason that we've probably been manipulated from the outside in. You might believe mostly all that you hear and see and feel about aging, and dis-ease and sickness...but that is subject to change - if you have an open mind.

What if you stopped listening to the news and stopped reading the newspaper? What if you replaced that information with something entirely different? Would your body respond to this new information at the cellular level, i.e., the water in your body. Would it too respond to the changes? BTW, we are mostly water.

Dr. Emoto's work with water suggests that it would.

I am convinced that prayer changes everything and for me, Reiki is a form of prayer as well as energy work and when we Reiki our food or water - it changes at the cellular level. Imagine what it can do in our bodies.

Fujiwara Dam, before offering a prayer

Fujiwara Dam, after offering a prayer

Jim Hatcher, a Life Coach, Reiki Master, Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner has this to say:

"Energy work re-establishes the flow of biological information and provides the body with new information so that it can better respond to stimuli internally and externally. Subtle energy merges with quantum physics to generate the incredible power of our own active imaginations and focused intent. It produces physical and verifiable results."

"Light touch with the power of focused intent can be used to heal, to remove unwanted habits, to transform and to create new possibilities."

"It's very much about transforming your beliefs concerning healing, disease and the structure of reality."

"All matter, our bodies included, emit a frequency - an electromagnetic field. These energy fields can develop various blockages on many levels which are then reflected in our current state of being. "

"It is vital to be aware of and clear the blockages to this flow of energy because it is this field that directly determines our physical, mental and emotional health. This field will also have an influence on our alignment with purpose, the quality of our relationships, our ability to affect necessary change in our lives, our abundance and degree of inner peace . . . literally every aspect of our lives."

"Energy work accesses patterns of energy and makes adjustments directly at that point which can cause instantaneous changes. The patterns accessed are biological information fields which form an active, constantly resonating matrix. This matrix and its interconnections provide a continuum for rapid, coherent intercommunication throughout the body. The vibrations and waveforms in this matrix can be changed, so a practitioner can collapse the current reality, such as an injury pattern or some stuck situation with the body or emotions, and introduce new information to produce new possibilities that are more useful. Disease may be defined as a disruption, cessation or distortion arising in the matrix of these information fields. Physical and emotional injuries impair communication at the cellular level."

"Energy work re-establishes the flow of biological information and provides the body with new information so that it can better respond to stimuli in its internal and external environments."

"During a Reiki treatment you may experience:

a higher level of energy, function and performance
promotion of the body's ability to heal
reduction of the amount of time needed to heal fractures, injuries,
and post surgery improvement or elimination of pain and disease
successful treatment of insomnia migraine headaches
sprains and strains
neck and back problems
pain syndromes
release negative emotional energy stored from old wounds, trauma and mistaken beliefs
reduce stress
clear the mind and renew energy
create peace of mind or feelings of calm or well-being
promote mental alertness
eliminate confusion
improve concentration and memory

During a session you may experience:

Energy flowing through your body
Heat or cold in various parts of your body
Muscle twitches
Spontaneous movement
Relaxation and lightness
Images, visions, colors
Emotional release
Past memories spontaneously coming up
Sleep (you don't have to be awake to receive benefits)

After a session you may experience:

Decreased pain or other physical symptoms
Increased relaxation
A sense of peacefulness and clarity
A renewed sense of purpose
Improvement or remission of various conditions
Openheartedness, love, the ability to more easily make heart-centered decisions
Increased energy, or conversely, a need to sleep more -- listen to your body
A sense of alignment that leads to changes in lifestyle choices -- nutrition, movement, meditation, creativity
An ability to see relationships more clearly and to find peace within them
The ability to take responsibility for creating the life you want
An increased sense of confidence and self-worth"

Bet you won't be reading any of this in the local papers or hearing it on the news any time soon. We really should be asking ourselves why not. All of this is possible and more, much, much more. You will have to make some changes though. You will have to let go of your preconceived notions and everything you thought you knew about your body, your health, your wellness and realizing your fullest potential.

What have you got to lose?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sleep Like A Baby

My back has been acting very cranky lately. It could be because I've been doing too much Spring cleaning but it's definitely not because I've been working out too much.

I went to the chiropractor for several adjustments only to be told to 'stop working out for now' and 'if it doesn't improve, we'll send you for x-rays'.

Well, that got my attention.

So after a couple of weeks of being in agony and trying the chiropractic way, I pushed myself into real action.

I've taken several hot Reiki baths with salt. I've changed my pillow. I meditated stretched, did yoga and some weight training.

And you know what?

BIG improvement.

I realized I was solidifying the Dr.'s report and undermining my own recovery. I could feel a nerve pinching in my arm - well over the shoulder and down my arm. It was making me very upper-body weak mentally and physically. His report only made it worse.

The first push up I tried to do was excruciating...but after a few minor adjustments (no chiropractic pun intended) I can now do 3 sets of 10 without wincing.

Yoga, meditation and Reiki today were amazing. I could feel energy blockages releasing. I could hear vertebrae taking their rightful positions. In my minds eye I could see health and my body started to respond.

The more I did, the better I felt.

I REFUSE to go for an x-ray for my spine. It's just not necessary.

What is necessary is a change in attitude.

Every night I'm doing self Reiki. Every day I'm working out. Every day I'm expecting positive results.

So far, so good.

No x-ray for me today. Nope.

Just yoga, Reiki and positive expectations.

I will not go quietly into the night. But I will sleep like a baby.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Old Me's Dead & Gone

I look at my blog sometimes and I think some people may get the wrong message.

I'm intense. I get that. I used to be one of the wildest people I know, but somehow I always had an underlying conviction in my heart for things on a higher level.

I've grown up some and because of that, my eyes see alot. Some things that others don't. I feel badly about that and I'm trying to help.

I'm still pretty intense, I get that.

But what are you gettin' besides into trouble?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Soothe Your Soul

This is the day. This is the day that the Lord has made.
I will rejoice. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

There is so much turmoil all around us from the failing economy. Corporate America's karma has caught up with her. We are all stewards of this earth and everything in it. Corporate America is no different. They are stubborn and greedy and now the whole system is in jeopardy of collapsing.

My concern is that our Spiritual health is also failing. We've taken Almighty God out of our daily lives, our daily conversations, heck, we can't even put Christlike images in places like City Hall anymore. Are we any better for it? Or has our spiritual karma caught up with us?

Where do you go when the cards come tumbling down?

Do you go to the bank?

Do you go to the mall?

Do you go to your psychiatrist?

All these places are good, but not for spiritual health, healing, wellness or insight.

I'm afraid the avenue to true spirituality has been detoured, blocked up, damned up and we're reaping now what we've sown.

It's time to get back to basics.

Go to church. Go to the synagogue. Go to the temple. Go to the mosque.

Meditate. Read the Word.

Help your neighbor.

In Reiki, we place our hands above the body in an effort to exchange energy. When was the last time you placed your hands on someone with the intention of exchanging energy?

Are your intentions "me" based or do you think of and help others?

One telltale sign that your universe is in jeopardy of collapsing is the "me" factor. If your life is in turmoil. Go help someone.

If you need anything, go and meet the needs of someone else.

Like attracts like. Love attracts love. Selflessness attracts selflessness.

The equation is and has always been "do unto others as you would have done unto you".

If you are lost and confused and you need to find your way, look to the Heavens. Look to your divine nature.

Your mind and your body and your Spirit are tools. Use them. Try them. See what works for you. Be active in participating in this life. Do not sit back and wait for things to happen. See what soothes your soul.

True manifestation works this way...think it...believe it....DO IT!

If you are ill, think about wellness, believe in wellness and be active in getting well. Seek other ways of wellness - ones you've not searched out before. Take your meds - but believe that perhaps one day, you'll not need them.

Change your diet.

Change your focus.

Change your mind.

God is, and has always been ready, willing and able to help us in our journey. We tend to forget or heaven forbid, deny His existence and even our own at times.

This is a recipe for disaster in the form of depression, sickness, dysfunction, dis-ease in general.

Jesus said "I have come so that they may have life, and have it more abundantly". What are you choosing today?

He also said "Choose life". That's a commandment.

What are you seeking?

Might I suggest..."Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you."

Monday, March 9, 2009

Give Tirelessly

My lecture for this coming Wednesday was postponed due to some health concerns on the part of my hosts' family member. Ironic in a way....illness postponing a talk about self healing. But all is well and all is as it should be, or is it?

Lately I've been spending time with some young people who have indeed been on a journey of self awareness. They are slightly imbalanced and off track and I wonder why in this age of information that that can occur.

If I shouted hopefulness on the top of a mountain and expelled every bit of air in my lungs in an effort to reach the youth of America, would it be in vain? Would there be a force right behind me at the ready to dispel my message?

Is the yin and yang of it all very much at work?

I think we have to learn to be more responsible for ourselves as well as others.

What are you doing today to better the world at large?

We have a tendency to look inside at our immediate world and forget the rest as if 'they must fend for themselves'.

But, if we're all truly connected, if we're truly all one - then what you do very much affects me and what I do affects you.

I will spend the rest of my days on this planet helping others. It's what I've been called to do. What you do with your time is up to you. You might say that it's none of my business - and you might be right - to some extent.

But when one of your daughters or sons lands on my doorstep with no hope - what then? I will diligently help them. I will wipe their tears away and teach them that there is a better way. I will give them what I have to give. . .please do not undo it.

Acts Chapter 3
1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

11While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade. 12When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

17"Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ[a] would suffer. 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.'[b]

24"Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days. 25And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'[
c] 26When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Little Fun In The Sun

Last week my family and I spent some time together in the balmy, beautiful Florida weather.

Acting the fool and having so much fun.

This is my brother Tony and my husband Jimmy acting like gators, of course.

Me and Jimmy enjoying a gorgeous sunset.

Some of my tribe...

(From l. to r. - Bro-in-law Tommy, Niece Tori, Brother Tony, Nephew TJ, yours truly,
Step Mom Kathy, Daddy-O, Sister Debbie and Son Steven)
(Me & Stevie)

(me and sistermoonshine - cheers!)

My kids TJ and Tori.

Our trip was wonderful but too short. We laughed so hard we cried at times.

It is such a wonderful blessing getting together with family and sharing good times, good food, love and well - everything that life has to offer.

I can not wait to see them again.

My heart broke into pieces saying goodbye. I try to say see you later - but later always seems to take forever to come back around.

I thank God for all the blessings in my life. These are just some of the most important ones . . .