The Importance of Gratitude on Your Health

Did you know that practicing gratitude can boost your immune system?

I just read an article by one of my favorite gurus, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and I thought this would be the perfect time to share it. In this article, Dr. Joe explained how he performed a study on gratitude in one of his workshops where 120 people were measured for levels of cortisol and IgA levels at the start and conclusion of the workshop.

Cortisol is produced when the body is under stress and that stress can be actual real stress (like a grizzly bear is chasing us) or imagined stress (we are simply thinking or worrying about something that hasn’t even happened yet). When the body is under stress it has very little energetic resources to use for repair, growth, healing, or inner defense. This, of course, lowers our immune system significantly making us much more susceptible to getting sick. As cortisol levels go up, a chemical called IgA goes down and IgA is one of the strongest building blocks of life.

During the course of Dr. Joe’s workshop, they asked the 120 participants to move into an elevated emotional state such as love, joy, or gratitude for nine to ten minutes, three times a day. What he found was that at the end of the 4-day workshop the participants had significant changes in both their cortisol and IgA levels. Their cortisol levels dropped and their IgA levels shot way up!

This means that we have the power directly within us to make chemical changes in our body – the same types of changes that real actual chemical drugs make – simply by changing our state of mind! And the trick here is to really feel it. Don’t just say, “I’m grateful for the food on my plate” this Thanksgiving Day, but really truly feel those feelings of gratitude. The more you feel, the more internal changes you are making.

The video below features Dr. Joe Dispenza speaking more about gratitude. Please treat yourself to a few minutes of viewing pleasure by clicking on the graphic below. (Please note that you will have to “skip” the annoying ad at the beginning of the video.)

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What is Leg Pain Trying to Tell You?

It’s been a while since I posted an article on the hidden secrets behind your chronic pain. I often run into clients with mystery pain in the legs. This post will refer specifically to pain in the hips, calves and general legs. Knees are a whole ‘nother story so please stay tuned for an upcoming article that will talk about the hidden reason for knee pain. If you have general pain in your legs, hips and/or calves, please read on . . .

What is pain in your legs, hips, and calves trying to tell you?

Your hips, legs, and calves represent how you move forward in your life. Your legs, calves, and feet can store much of the trauma, resentment, jealousy, and emotional pain from both your past and present. This is especially true regarding issues that relate to your family. Problems in this area show up as a block in the Root chakra, which makes you feel fearful of moving forward or making changes. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward in life? Does it feel that something is holding you back? You may also be experiencing issues regarding your self-identity. Other indications may be that you don’t feel any support in your life and you are the one supporting everyone else.

If this sounds like you and you would like to learn how the Emotion Code™ can release any trapped emotions related to resentment and jealousy, please click the button below.

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Letting Go . . . Of Trapped Emotions

This is the third season in a row that I slipped into some sort of “Fall Funk.” My body is so consistent that I can almost set my calendar (if there was such a thing as setting a calendar) to my body getting thrown off balance. The first time it happened I just suffered through it, counting down the days until I go away to Mexico to escape the end of a Maine winter. Nothing cures all of my physical issues like that remedy! Works like a charm every year.

The second time it happened (last year), I decided that I need to take action. So I started digging into possible imbalances. I even did a lot of private work with a much more advanced Eden Energy Medicine practitioner. Together we found all sorts of energetic causes for all my symptoms, which included: insomnia, severe constipation, excessive dryness (skin, hair, eyes, mouth), not to mention painful sores on my fingers. We discovered that I had a major elemental imbalance in my Metal element and worked for months to try to fix it. I was completely fascinated by the clues that my body was giving me to explain what was going on “under the hood.”

Last year I managed to control the symptoms pretty well, but I still suffered from insomnia and constipation and it lasted from Oct until I got to Mexico in late February. This year the entire process started all over again and, with my new knowledge of the problem I declared that my ‘Metal imbalance’ was starting again and I worked hard on balancing both my Lung and Large Intestine meridians. Just so you know, imbalances in these meridians will keep you awake from 3am – 7am. I tried all of my usual tricks but was still forced to take sleeping supplements that sadly never really totally worked.

Here’s where the story gets crazy. Last week I taught Part 3 of my “Intro to Energy Medicine” class. During this class, I was introducing the concept of trapped emotions and how they can wreak havoc on the body. Just for demonstration purposes I found and released one emotion from my own body. I always explain to clients that the body is infinitely intelligent and it will always pick the emotions in a prioritized order, meaning the most detrimental emotions will come up first. So during my demo, my body identified Grief as the emotion that it wanted to release. My first thought was, “That’s odd, I don’t think I have any grief.” I am quite a happy person and was not consciously dealing with any grief. But hey, I never question Universal intelligence.

As I’m going ahead with my demo, I discovered that it was a recent emotion that I was dealing with. While I was releasing the emotion it occurred to me that Grief is processed in the Lungs and the Lung meridians are in their “high tide” during 3-5AM. This was always the timeframe in which I awoke every single day. I shared this tidbit of knowledge with the class and thought nothing more of it.

Until . . .

I woke up the next morning to the sound of my alarm. I actually slept like a baby!!! For the first time in over a month, I slept all night. It was glorious, but was it a fluke? It has been almost a full week since releasing that one emotion and I have slept straight through the night every single night with no sleeping aids what-so-ever.

And then it really hit me. The Grief that I suffer from every Fall must be because I don’t want Summer to end. I hate “letting go” of Summer (which is a major Metal element thing. Metal is all about Grief and Not Being Able to Let Go.) This Fire Element is all about the Summer and she really hates to see it go. Watching my husband put away all the outdoor furniture and winterize our yard has been really hard on me. As much as I love the beauty of fall I can’t handle the end of summer. And this explains why all my symptoms go away when I get to Mexico . . . where it’s always summer.

Never underestimate the power of one single emotion!

To learn how you can have a private session to release your own trapped emotions, please click the button below.

Why Do I Feel Anxious?

Excepts of this article reprinted from https://discoverhealing.com (the makers of the Emotion Code.)

For most of us, anxiousness is a passing feeling — a situational thing. Maybe you feel it around your in-laws. It might arise a few hours or days before you take the stage or head to a job interview. But once the experience is over, it usually goes away. But what if it doesn’t? What if you feel anxious often? Does this mean you actually have an anxiety disorder?

Extreme or long-lasting feelings of anxiousness that interfere with your life may be a mental health issue requiring diagnosis or medication from a licensed professional. But simply feeling anxious in certain situations, or from time to time, doesn’t necessarily mean you have this problem.

Have you ever had an experience or time in your life that made you really anxious? Most of us have. But if your body hasn’t fully processed that feeling, it’s possible that this emotional energy can become trapped in your body. This can make you feel like an anxious person, when you might not be that way at all.

If this sounds like you, you might think you’re just “wired that way.” You might keep telling yourself to relax or chill out. Hot baths, reading, meditation, or yoga may bring momentary relaxation, but before long, you might feel wound up again. Unless these feelings get in the way of living your life or make you afraid to get out of bed (see a doctor if they do), a simple trapped emotion of anxiousness could explain why you feel the way you do.

The Emotion Code™ energy healing method could help you feel like yourself again as you release the potential trapped energy of anxiousness. You might feel calmer, lighter, or freer than you have in quite a while.

For more information on the Emotion Code, please click the button below.

How Do Emotions Effect Us Physically?

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The Scale of Consciousness, created by Dr. David Hawkin

The image above represents the Scale of Consciousness, created by Dr. David Hawkin and it illustrates the span of different frequencies of various emotions. Positive emotions resonate much higher than negative emotions. Our bodies are resonating at a particular frequency depending on the emotions that we are experiencing and, as humans, we can constantly fluctuate through the different levels on this scale.

Dr. Hawkins has discovered that there is a critical point (when we reach 200 on his scale) where everything that calibrates below this point makes the body go weak and represents as the absence of “truth.” Everything above 200, makes the body go strong and represents the presence of truth. This is how I can use my pendulum to determine if you are telling the truth or a lie. This is also how I can determine if a substance is beneficial or detrimental to you. Non-truths or substances that carry a low vibration will cause your body to begin to resonate to a frequency of less than 200 and that makes your physical body weak. This fluctuation in your frequency can be picked up via a muscle (energy) test or a pendulum.

It is particularly interesting that Dr. Hawkins says that some people’s overall resonance is above the 200 point most of the time, while some others resonate below this point more often. According to Dr. Hawkins, having a frequency of 500 or above is of pure unconditional love, and it is in this state that we are in complete harmony with our body and our environment. But let’s face it, it’s not very easy to remain at this frequency when the stresses of life get in the way.

When emotions don’t pass completely through the body and get trapped in a certain organ, the organ begins to resonate at the frequency of that particular emotion or emotions that are trapped there. Dr. Hawkins’ work would suggest that if we have trapped emotions in the body, we can resonate at the frequency of those emotions, whether below 200 or above. Most of the emotions that get trapped resonate below 200. and having these emotions trapped within us could contribute to lowering our overall resonance, thus “weakening” the body. You can see how the presence of too many trapped emotions can lower a person’s overall resonance. Do you think your overall resonance falls above or below 200? Is your glass almost always half full or half empty? Getting rid of emotional baggage can significantly increase your overall level of happiness.

This is where the Emotion Code™ comes in. It offers a fast and simple way to fully release trapped emotions from the body, thereby increasing the bodies overall frequency. For more details on the Emotion Code, please click the button below.

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Can Emotions Cause Knee Pain?

I recently had an enlightening personal health observation that I want to share . . .

Last month I traveled back to CT to spend time with my family over the holidays. I have a great relationship with my family and visits to them certainly never cause me stress. In fact, we had a great time, but strangely I developed a lot of pain in my knee during that visit. I did nothing but sit around for three days with no physical activity and no logical reason for my knee to hurt so much.

On the long drive home I sat in the car clutching my knee and pondering what on earth could be the reason for the pain. I explained to my husband that the pain was exactly the same pain that I experienced when I was young. It was this pain that made me stop playing soccer (or, at least the reason that I got delegated to goalie). It was this exact pain that sent me to the doctors in search of help and was told that I was wearing the cartilage away in my knee way too fast. The doctors gave me a big knee brace to ease the wear and tear and told me that I “would be in trouble by the time I was 30” if I continued to play and be as active as I was.

Fast forward to my 30 and 40s . . . I was just as active, if not more so. Not only was I running, hiking, and biking regularly, but I was doing it all with no knee brace at all. That terrible chronic pain just magically disappeared.

Until this visit back to CT.

All of a sudden a thought hit me and I blurted out to my husband, “Do you think Italian food is causing my pain?” It was mostly a joke, but it was based on the fact that my diet is much different now than it was when I was young and living at home. I lived on nothing but Italian food back then and now I’ve cut it almost completely out of my diet. (My parents and grandparents are probably shaking their fists if they are listening.) I went from never eating it, to a complete Italian Christmas overload. Knowing diet contributes to just about all of our health concerns, my joke might have had some validity and I couldn’t stop thinking about it all the way home.

When I got home, I decided to use my pendulum and my crazy skills at talking to my subconscious to get health-related answers. I specifically asked what was causing this sudden new pain and the very clear answer that I received was a “trapped emotion.” And it wasn’t just a trapped emotion, but a more powerful “inherited trapped emotion” meaning I was born with this and the energy was passed down to me by one of my parents (in this case, my mother). The emotion was “unworthy” and that really made me wonder. It’s very hard for me to be a houseguest because I hate the thought of people going out of their way for me. I hate feeling like a burden and it’s hard for me to eat their food, dirty their laundry, and cause them any extra work. I even brought my own bath towels to this visit which made my sister-in-law shake her head. Hmmmm, maybe I don’t feel worthy of them doing this extra work. And double hmmmmm, maybe being a houseguest for 3 days triggered this trapped energy!

So I used the Emotion Code™ to determine that the trapped energy was indeed in my left knee. And here’s something even more interesting to note . . . Pain in the left side of the body relates to your experiences (past), your emotional self and your memories. I used the Emotion Code technique to release the trapped emotion and the pain COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. I have not had the slightest bit of pain since.

Do you have any unexplained pain? Would you like to know more about the Emotion Code? Just click the button below for more details.

 

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What is Your Pain Trying to Tell You?

Pain is like our “check engine” light going on. It’s our body trying to give us a sign that something is not right. Many times we think we know the cause for our pain (perhaps from a recent injury) and we turn to pain relievers. The pain relievers do in fact lessen the pain, but they also essentially turn off the ‘check engine’ light. No more pain, no more problem. At least that’s what we think.

But what about when we don’t have a good reason for that pain to be present? What about when unexplained pain comes out of nowhere? Ignoring the ‘check engine’ light is not a good idea. Sure, we can take the painkillers, but it’s also important to try to find the reason for the pain. There are many different messages about our emotional health that our pain may be trying to send us.

Emotional Meanings of Pain

One-sided pain issues can reflect the side of you that feels confused or unsupported.

Left side is the Yin side and is the more receptive side. It responds to stimulus from your environment. It holds your experiences (past), your emotional self, your memories, and emotional joy or pain.

Right side is the Yang side and it organizes and moves you forward into the future. It governs how you interact with the world. When you are experiencing problems on your right side you may feel stuck or hampered in moving forward. Or you may be experiencing unwanted change that is causing fear, reluctance, or trepidation

Pain on the Front side reveals your social or public self. It is the way the world sees you. It reflects those aspects of yourself that are active ingredients in your day-to-day living. This includes communication, desire, caring, loving, happiness, sadness. These show in your face, posture and body language.

Backside pain reflects private and unconscious elements of your life and can be the storehouse for everything you don’t want to deal with or don’t want other people to see. Hidden or unexpressed feelings become frozen into the structure of your body. That means a lot of negative emotions become stored along your spine and in the backs of your legs. Most of your powerful emotions such as anger and fear are stored in your back which pulls your body out of balance.


Energy Medicine and the Emotion Code can help to identify and remove some of these emotional blocks that may just relieve the pain naturally. Contact me today for a free 20-minute consultation to learn more.

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Hidden Causes of Lower Back Pain

Our bodies are constantly trying to send us messages in the form of pain in different areas. We all have aches and pains that can be explained (or at least we think they can be explained) by recent injuries, but how many of us suffer with “pain for no good reason?” No matter what the pain or where it is, we usually have some kind of story that our minds have created for why it’s there, but only our subconscious knows the real reasons. Wouldn’t you just love to know??? I can get those answers for you with the Emotion Code, but in the meantime, here are some clues to what your lower back pain might be trying to tell you.

So what does it mean if you have lumbar (lower) back pain?

Lumbar (lower) vertebrae and tailbone can affect the reproductive organs, hips, large intestine, immune system, kidneys and bladder. Since this area of your body relates to safety and security, the consequences of your childhood show up in this area of your body, as do issues that make you feel threatened or insecure. Lumbar supports your spine and torso. This area is where family and security issues usually surface. Damage in this area often blocks the root chakra. Think of your root chakra like your ‘foundation’ which provides you with stability. It is our body’s most primal and fundamental energy center. When the root chakra is imbalanced due to trauma, psychological issues we experience a disruption in the flow of life. Often our blocked energy centers lead to constant personal and relationship issues. This all leads to feeling insecure and anxious as you turn your personal power and happiness over to others. You may fear success or failure. You will perceive a lack of financial support in your life making you feel as though you are struggling alone or that you never have enough resources (time, money, etc.) A victim mentality may be developing. Are you blaming others?

With Energy Medicine techniques, I can check the vitality of your chakras and clear them. I can also uncover some old emotions that may be trapped in this area and are causing problems. If you have lower back pain and are curious to learn more, please contact me.

Stay tuned for next month’s article when I cover more parts of the body and what pain in those areas may be an indication of. For more information on the Emotion Code and how it may be able to help you, please click the button below.

For more information on the Emotion Code and how it may be able to help you, please click the button below.

Stay tuned for next month’s article when I cover more parts of the body and what pain in those areas may be an indication of.

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Hidden Causes of Neck / Shoulder Pain

I’m nearing completion of my Emotion Code™ Certification and the results have been astounding. So far I’ve worked on over 26 different people and have had some form of success in all but two. There have been significant reductions in pain and anxiety levels. Two of my most successful and exciting cases where performed on dogs. Both dogs had developed a sudden onset of anxiety which kept them from sleeping through the night and completely changed their normally calm demeanor. When things change, for seemingly no reason, in a body there is most certainly some sort of an underlying energetic (and most likely emotional) cause. I was able to identify and release a handful of trapped emotions from both dogs that completely changed their behavior. Within days of their treatment, I received messages from both owners that the dogs were now sleeping through the night. I even got two messages from the same owner to let me know that their dog wasn’t even flinching at nearby fireworks around the 4th of July . . . and then another text a few days later to tell me that the dog was calming resting during a thunderstorm. Now I would say that was a success!

This article will cover the hidden causes of pain in your neck and upper shoulders. And if there’s anybody with plenty of experience with that, it’s me! After suffering with it for several years and finally having surgery, only to have the pain return . . . I finally figured out that the surgery did not address the root cause of the problem. If I only knew then what I know now . . .

So what does it mean if you have cervical spine, neck, and upper shoulder pain?

Neck, cervical vertebrae, and upper shoulders support your head and must be flexible. Tension and stiffness in the neck can indicate inflexibility–not willing or afraid to look at other possibilities. Neuropeptides released by stress and fear gravitate to the neck and shoulder area, causing tightness, pain, and constriction

Your neck sits between your brain and your heart–the two electric command centers of your body. Your neck is the bridge between your head (logic) and your feelings (body). Since your neck is the narrowest point on your body, energy can easily become restricted here

Electrical impulses passing between your heart and brain integrate analytical thinking with emotional desires and feelings. Differences between what the brain thinks and the heart desires can leave you feeling scattered, stuck, confused, or powerless, even dizzy or off-balance. Decisions become difficult. When feelings (fear, self-doubt, overwhelm, etc.) conflict with logic (organization, focus, action, strategy, etc), stress results

A disparity between heart and mind is the root cause of many physical disorders and dysfunctions, particularly auto-immune disorders such as Lupus. You may be judging and punishing yourself harshly, causing your body to punish itself.

For more information on the Emotion Code and how it may be able to help you, please click the button below.

Stay tuned for next month’s article when I cover more parts of the body and what pain in those areas may be an indication of.

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Why Do I Have Chronic Neck Pain?

The first year of my Energy Medicine training was filled with endless things to remember, from the locations of all the meridians, source points, alarm points, holding points . . . the list goes on, to procedure after procedure to memorize and practice. It all felt very mechanical and physical to me and I found myself ‘going through the motions’ as directed by my studies. But this year is different. This year, I’m moving away from a focus on memorization and toward applying the knowledge to each unique case. No two people have the same physical or energetic makeup and the most challenging part of my job is to uncover the root of the body’s physical symptom like chronic pain. It’s almost like a puzzle and it really is fun.

What I have discovered this year is just how important the mind/body connection is. During this year’s first quarter classes I learned how to test the body’s energy systems to uncover emotional imbalances and just how those imbalances can affect the physical body. It has been a positively fascinating journey and that journey has led me (quite by fate) to the study of the Emotion Code™ healing system. You can find more information about the Emotion Code by clicking here.

And now I’m diving deeper and deeper into the connection between emotions and physical symptoms. I plan to write an article every month that explores some of these connections. This month I’m going to focus on the neck. It just so happens that it was my neck that caused me so much pain and trouble over the years. Even after neck surgery (a disc fusion) I still wasn’t fully able to get rid of the pain. Not only did the pain come back, but it came along with other problems that I didn’t have pre-surgery! Was this a sign that the root cause of the problem might not have been structural? The thing that completely cured me of my chronic, never-ending neck pain was over one year of regular meditation. It was a big commitment and one that I know not many people can stick to. But now I’ve found a much faster and easier route to the same end result.

So what does it mean if you have chronic pain in your neck?

If you have pain in the back of your head and neck (where your skull meets your spine) you may have issues with guilt. This type of pain often means you made mistakes somewhere along the way that you haven’t forgiven yourself for. You (and perhaps others) are judging yourself harshly. Are you not forgiving yourself? Are you not forgiving others? Is your pride getting in the way? Are you doubting your abilities?

If you have pain in your neck, cervical vertebrae, and upper shoulders it is a sign that you may be inflexible. Perhaps you are not willing or afraid to look at other possibilities. Neuropeptides released by stress and fear gravitate to the neck and shoulder area, causing tightness, pain, and constriction. Your neck sits between your brain and your heart, the two electric command centers of your body. Your neck is the bridge between your head (logic) and your feelings (body). Since your neck is the most narrow point on your body, energy can easily become restricted there.

Electrical impulses passing between your heart and brain integrate analytical thinking with emotional desires and feelings. Differences between what the brain thinks and the heart desires can leave you feeling scattered, stuck, confused, or powerless, even dizzy or off-balance. Decisions can become difficult. When feelings (fear, self-doubt, overwhelm, etc) conflict with logic (organization, focus, action, strategy, etc), stress results.

A disparity between heart and mind is the root cause of many physical disorders and dysfunctions, particularly auto-immune disorders such as Lupus. You may be judging and punishing yourself harshly, causing your body to literally attack and punish itself.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in learning more about the Emotion Code™ and how I can help you to release the emotions causing the pain, pleaes click the button below.

Stay tuned for next month’s article when I cover more parts of the body and what pain in those areas may be an indication of.