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Haunted by Past Emotions – Part 2

(This is a follow-up to my Haunted by Past Emotions post.)

As promised, here is the end of my personal story about how my pain from the past came back to haunt me. When we arrived home the pain (both neck and knuckle) was really persisting and interfered with everything that I did. I was completely flashing back to my life prior to my transformation and it was awful.

I didn’t have the time to work on myself until the following day and the first thing that I did was check the vitality of all of my chakras. I had completely expected my Solar Plexus chakra to be a mess. Your Solar Plexus Chakra is what processes emotions and that is always the first chakra to get thrown out of balance after any sort of emotional upset. I normally have a very healthy Solar Plexus Chakra due to my diligent meditation and self-healing, but after returning from CT the vitality of my SP was only 20%.

In fact, all of my chakras were lower than they normally are, but one that really jumped out at me was my Throat Chakra. This is one that is always notoriously strong for me. It’s the Chakra of creativity and expression and I have no trouble with that! But on this particular day, the vitality of my Throat Chakra was only 10%. I have literally never seen it that low and didn’t really understand why. The next step was to determine if it was “congested” or “depleted” and it was very congested.

I decided to do an Emotion Code session on myself next. This is the first time I tested my chakras before and after an Emotion Code and sure enough, after releasing 5 trapped emotions the vitality of my Solar Plexus Chakra jumped from 20% to 90%. But I didn’t stop there. The pain in my neck was really still bothering me so I consulted my Pranic Healing protocols and found one for a stiff neck. Here’s where I had an ah-ha moment. The protocol called for thorough cleaning of the Throat Chakra and I marveled at how logical my poor Throat Charka reading was. Having an extremely “congested” throat chakra meant that lots of energy was trapped there. What is trapped energy???? Trapped energy = Pain! Where was the pain? Directly behind my Throat Chakra.

I went to work getting rid of that trapped dirty energy from my Throat and did a whole lot of other work on myself too. I actually performed a Pranic Psychotherapy session on myself because clearly, I’m still carrying wounds from the past. My personal Pranic Healing session lasted about 1 hour and within minutes of finishing it the pain in my neck was completely gone! Not one trace of pain was left and here I am a couple of weeks later and still no pain at all.

The pain in my knuckles was a little harder to figure out and get rid of. I was able to determine that the pain was caused by a nerve imbalance and can you guess where the nerve imbalance was? In my neck! That fix didn’t produce immediate results like the neck pain fix did, but within 3 days the pain completely dissipated.

And just to recap the entire experience . . . all of this pain was instantly brought on by emotional upset from the past. I was completely unconscious of any unrest the night the pain started. Consciously I was really enjoying myself, but my subtle energy body was clearly having a completely different experience. Whenever there is a change in your body, be it pain or a change in your sleep, digestion, emotional well-being, etc . . . try to take a good hard look at what was going on in your life just prior to the change. You will be amazed at the clues you will find if you look hard enough.

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Haunted by Past Emotions

Ever since I got serious about practicing my energy medicine routine daily, along with meditation and yoga, I have been nearly 100% pain-free. Minor little things come up every now and again, but I can usually get to the bottom of them and fix them pretty easily. The one pain that has NEVER resurfaced during the past 3-4 years is my dreaded neck pain. This is the pain that was the original catalyst for me changing my life. But last week, it very unexpectedly made an appearance back into my life. On one hand, I was shocked and devastated, and on the other hand, I was thrilled about the potential learning experience. So let me explain what happened last week . . .

My husband and I went to CT for 3 days to attend his company holiday party. This is the same company that I worked for when we lived in CT. This is also the same company that is mostly (OK, fully) responsible for all of my previous health issues. I went through a lot of emotional unrest at the end of my career that caused more stress and trapped emotions than I could possibly measure. I have done an awful lot of emotional work on myself over the past 4 years and I could honestly say that I had no trepidations what-so-ever surrounding returning to this company event. In fact, I was excitedly contacting old co-workers in advance of seeing them.

We arrived to CT two days prior to the party. During those two nights I had trouble sleeping and not only could I not sleep but I noticed that one of my arms was going numb in bed. This is exactly one of the symptoms I used to have prior to my neck surgery. How strange. That hasn’t happened to me since the surgery!

The party night finally arrived and I had a wonderful evening of catching up with lots of old familiar faces. I truly enjoyed every minute. However, soon after we got into the car to start our journey home I discovered a very strange but familiar pain in the back of my neck. I blamed the uncomfortable rental car but wondered why the pain didn’t arise during our 5-hour commute going to CT. We drove close to 2 hours to a hotel in MA and tried to get some sleep. I laid there sleepless and in agony with the neck pain increasing. The next day it persisted and it was the exact same “bone pain” like a fist was pushing into the back of my neck that I had nearly every day after my neck surgery.

And if that wasn’t enough, I also noticed another familiar strange pain arising in my left hand. It felt like pressure between the knuckles of my middle and index finger. That pain grew and grew until it was very difficult for me to bend my fingers and make a fist. I remembered the days before and after surgery that this plagued me. After no trace of anything like this for 4 years, it too was back.

I simply could NOT believe that any of this was happening. It certainly made me realize just how fragile our Emotional Body is and it also illustrated just how much we live in our SUBCONSCIOUS MIND rather than our CONSCIOUS MIND. My conscious mind was having a ball, but my subconscious mind remembered all of the pain and misery it went through in the past and it caused my body to respond in all the old familiar ways. I literally had no control over anything. Even now, 4 years after attaining what I considered “perfect health” I still was not strong enough to control my subconscious mind.

The point of this story is to never under-estimate the power of emotions on your health. You may not think anything about the situations you encounter on a daily basis, but everything is being recorded and stored. You carry those files around with you for the rest of your life and they will affect your future.

The story doesn’t end here. After I got back home I started to work on myself and that, of course, is another long story that I will soon share. Please stay tuned . . .

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My Energy Medicine View of Lyme Disease

Lyme map THE REVELATOR

I recently ran across the above graphic that shows the number of reported cases of Lyme Disease in the US between 200 – 2017 and it got me thinking . . . My first thoughts went to a conversation about Lyme that started in one of my recent Intro to Energy Medicine classes. One of the class participants told the story about how she found a tick on her, went to a doctor and was told that the tick bite was nothing to worry about. She later told friends of this and received a whole lot of concerned feedback telling her that she should demand a Lyme test, or worse yet, demand a prescription for antibiotics. I mentioned my feelings . . . that I think the population is just a little too trigger happy with the antibiotics and we are all almost in hysteria over the threat of Lyme. I suggested that maybe our fear of the disease is actually contributing to it.

That prompted another class participant to share her story of getting Lyme disease, despite not having any fear whatsoever of it. She said that she was tested positive for Lyme, but never actually found a tick or a rash. She assumed the tick bite was on her head as a result of spending time under a tree and her hair must have blocked the rash from being visible. When I asked her about what else was going on in her life at the time of this Lyme diagnosis she did admit that her life was full of high stress.

Hearing these stories and seeing that graphic really ramps up my feelings on this subject. I am by no means a Lyme expert, nor a medical doctor, but I do have my own opinions based on what I know about energy, energy psychology, and the way our brains and bodies work.

When I look at the graphic of reported cases, I do wonder if it’s the excessive press about Lyme disease in the areas that it’s bad that creates more and more cases. Is it possible that there are just as many ticks in the parts of the country that have low cases, but there is not constant bad press scaring people into running to the doctor every time a tick crawls on them?

When people flood the doctors, fearful of tick bites and request antibiotics I’m assuming that the doctors must fill out insurance forms to specify what the meds are for. Whether people have the disease or not, they want the meds “just to be sure” and this inflates the “reported number of documented cases” and the more cases we have, the more it’s in the news as an epidemic. It’s a vicious cycle.

I know most people have heard of the placebo effect – taking a fake sugar pill (without the knowledge that it’s a fake) with the belief that the pill can cure us . . . and that belief is the thing that actually cures us! But have you also heard of the Nocebo effect? This is the same principle but in reverse. This is when a doctor gives you a diagnosis and you believe that you’re going to die, so you do. Or you fear a certain disease like cancer, spend way too much time stressing over it and thinking about it, and then you bring the illness on yourself because you believe that it’s hereditary and you’re doomed.

Our thoughts control our health.

So back to Lyme Disease . . .

Even if there’s no specific fear present (as in the case of one of my students) but there’s already a tremendous strain on the body due to stress and other emotional or environmental factors, you are setting yourself up for illness. I think the Lyme disease (or some other illness) may already be manifesting in the body long before the tick arrives. Perhaps in some cases, the tick bite is triggering something that’s already brewing under the surface. Or maybe there was never even a tick bite at all. It just seems to me that Lyme Disease has become an easy and logical way to explain the various symptoms (that may actually be caused by stress) and it seems to be the “Go To” diagnosis these days. I think most people don’t want to hear a doctor tell them that stress is causing their problems because it might sound like a co-op. It’s somehow easier to accept that something outside of themselves gave them an illness. I just want to urge you to understand how important our internal environment is to ward off the toxins and threats from our external environment.

I truly believe that keeping your energies healthy is the first and best line of defense against Lyme disease (and any other disease for that matter). And this includes your emotional energies. Being happy, joyful, grateful, with a positive outlook on life and not fearing the ticks and waiting for the worst case scenario will do wonders.

Living Pain-free – Part 2

Picking up where I left off . . . I mentioned that since I’ve been meditating and doing my Energy Medicine exercises daily that I’ve been completely pain-free. And this fact really struck me that day I took the long walk on the beach and wrote Part 1 of this story. You see, this day I woke up and noticed that my thighs were sore from climbing one of the ancient ruins of Coba a couple of days before. It’s been so long since my body experienced pain that it really made me notice it. It was an amazing flip from the first days when I realized that I felt no pain. It was such an amazing experience to remember what it felt like to NOT have constant pain. When you suffer from pain, or any condition, every day for long periods of time it becomes your body’s new norm and you forget what it’s like to not experience it. That period of time when I had my first stretches of pain-free days was incredible. I compare it to putting a pair of prescription eyeglasses on for the first time when you get that “wow” sensation.

It just amazes me, not only at how many clients I see that are in pain but just how many different problems they have, all at the same time. My intake form allows room for 5 symptoms and most people require me to get an extra piece of paper. And here’s the big kicker, some of them are half my age!

It is so hard for me to sit across from a client and try to imagine the level of pain they are experiencing. Well actually, it’s not hard to imagine because I make people rate the symptoms on a scale of 1 – 10. After we go through all the symptoms I think to myself, “Wow, this is how they feel right now sitting here in my office . . . and every day?” It is such a huge eye-opener and it pains me just thinking about it. It seems the harsh reality is most of the population is suffering from something on a constant basis. How did this happen? How did we get to this point?

I spend nearly all my free time studying and taking in as much information on natural healing as I possibly can and every single thing that I’ve learned so far just reinforces the connection between pain/illness and our minds. It’s that crucial mind/body connection that is so severely lacking in our traditional paths of medicine. Using myself as an example I can confidently say that my level of happiness is directly related to my lack of pain and illness. I use meditation for the mind part and Energy Medicine for the body part and it seems to be a winning combination. I am so blessed and grateful to have the knowledge that I have and it has become my life’s passion to share this knowledge with as many people as I can.

Which leads me to my very first “Intro to Energy Medicine” class which will be starting in May. If you’re ready to take control of your own health, do yourself a favor and check it out. More details on the class by clicking the button below. But just remember one very important thing . . . you will learn some tools to create better health, but it’s up to YOU to use them. There is no magical silver bullet and everything worth having is worth working for.

Living Pain-free – I’ve Come a Long Way Baby

My glorious Mexican sabbatical is coming to an end and I’m trying to savor every minute of my last days. During my long walk along the beach today I decided not to listen to inspirational podcasts, and instead, just let my mind wander. Two thoughts raced through my mind as I passed a massage tent where I got beckoned to purchase a massage. I always nicely decline as my mind flashes back to my first and last massage on a beach in Mexico.

It was approximately 8 or 9 years ago when I had my fateful beach massage that, to this day, sends shivers down my spine. Not that there is anything wrong with getting massages on the beach. I’m sure for just about everyone in the world they are wonderful. But not for me. Not that day.

So let me explain. Back then I was in a constant state of agony – suffering from severe pain in my neck, shoulders, and upper back due to a pinched nerve. It hurt to do . . . well, everything, including standing still. Knowing how much pain I was in and trying to still enjoy my vacation, my husband and friends insisted that I get a massage to feel better. Well, I laid there on that table, face down, and cried the entire time. It was torture to be touched and nobody could understand this. At the end of the session, I remember telling my husband that I felt like my body was in shock and no amount of margaritas could help it. Clearly, this was an experience that I never forgot because I remember it like it was yesterday.

This memory made my mind flash back to a few weeks ago when I had a meeting with my energy medicine classmates from the year 1 Foundations program. It was a reunion of sorts, where we got to tell about some experiences we had working on people and ask our teacher questions. One of my classmates was describing a client that she has that is in a severe case of Triple Warmer overactivity (ie, totally stressed) that she can’t be touched. It is simply just too painful to receive the very gentle energy treatments that require the body to be touched. Hearing this immediately made me think of myself and it just amazed me that I had no idea what was really causing all my pain. I never heard of Triple Warmer back then and I didn’t know that all of my pain was directly on this one meridian! Back then, I tried everything I could think of to help myself out of this situation including acupuncture and PT. Nothing helped and I finally succumbed to go under the knife and get surgery on my neck. Fusing some vertebrae seemed to fix the pain, at least temporarily.

Fast forward a couple more years and can you guess what happened? All the symptoms started all over again. Because . . . the surgery acted like a bandaid and temporarily covered up the problem. But eventually the bandaid fell off and the problem reared its ugly head once again.

So as I’m walking along the beach today I marveled at just how far I’ve come. Rather than heading back to the neurosurgeon for another temporary fix, I decided that the only person that can truly fix the root cause of the issue was me. That’s when I turned to meditation and Energy Medicine. It’s been three years of a serious and dedicated meditation practice and two years performing daily Energy Medicine exercises and I truly can’t even remember the last time I had the slightest pain in my neck. (Not including my husband, of course!) In fact, for the most part, I am completely pain-free.

This is sparking even more things that I want to share, but since this post is already too long, I’ll save it for another day. Please stay tuned for part 2 coming soon . . .

Finding My Spirit Animal

I realize that title seems a little far out there for many people, and I got to admit, it’s not something that I ever thought about or even sought out. I’ve just been trying to find things to amuse myself during my solo stay in Mexico and turned to Airbnb experiences. This particular one caught my eye, mostly because it was led by a Reiki master . . . and it included snorkeling at a beach that I had never before visited. I figured how could I go wrong with a meditation on a beautiful beach followed by swiming with tropical fish?

My fearless leader in “her office.”

After a long talk about all things energy under that big beautiful palm tree, it was time for me to do the 30-minute meditation. I listened to a pre-recorded guided meditation as laid down comfortably in the sand. I don’t normally lay down when I meditate, but when it was suggested, I wasn’t going to refuse. It was blissful to feel the warm breeze blowing over my body and hear the ocean waves crashing. It just doesn’t get any more relaxing than that. And I need this extra layer of relaxation because I was already fighting my mind. It was already starting to worry that my brain would influence “my spirit animal.” I just had this sneaking suspicion that I would conveniently end up with a butterfly or a sea turtle, or some other animal that I love and use it as an excuse to go buy yet another piece of jewelry. I really was having trust issues with myself. Would it be possible to succeed at this meditation and really know what my true animal is? I had my doubts, but I tried really hard.

Relaxing every muscle in my body and clearing my mind seemed pretty easy. I was able to visualize every step of this guided meditation and I found it quite interesting and almost fun to do. When I finally got to the all-important part of the meditation where “the animal appears to me” I made darn sure that my mind was totally blank. I promised myself that the “first animal to pop into my head” (whether it be a vision or just the thought) would be my animal. There I am with a completely blank mind and nothing is coming in. No vision, not even a single thought. Now what? It seemed like minutes were passing then the meditation voice suggested that “if no animal is appearing you can ask your guides for help.” So I did. I simply thought about the question . . .”Should I look up or down?” and very quickly I felt that the answer was down. So I did and immediately the animal that came into my mind was snake. And then immediately after that, the mind came into play and said, “What? Wait? That can’t be right. Let’s try again. Maybe the best of three.”

But the snake was so persistent that I couldn’t fight it. In fact, I couldn’t think of anything else. The meditation ended pretty quickly once the animal was discovered and I sat up completely disappointed. After all, who wants a snake as a spirit animal?

I quickly forgot about the meditation and jumped in the water for a great snorkel and it wasn’t until I got back home to my computer that I did a little research on the Snake as a spirit animal. I was shocked to read what it said and now I know that my intuition is getting stronger every day . . . and so is my trust in myself. It seems everything I do includes signs that I’m on the right path.

Yes, I’m wearing a thick long-sleeve neoprene scuba jacket, even in Mexico.

The following is what I found online regarding the snake as a spirit animal . . .

What is the meaning of the snake spirit animal?

When the snake spirit animal appears in your life, it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting.

When the snake shows up as your spirit animal, it generally means

  • Snake spirit animals represent healing
  • Transformation, life changes
  • The spirit of the snake is connected to life force, primal energy
  • A meaning for the snake spirit animal is spiritual guidance

The snake as a spirit animal can be to provide guidance about life changes and transitions, whether they are happening at the physical, emotional or spiritual level.

Snake spirit animals, symbols for healing

The snake is close to earth energies and represents life force. Since it’s a reptile, the snake spirit animal is reminiscent of unconscious drives and primal instincts. When the snake spirit animal shows up, pay attention to how you use your energy, and where you draw it from

If you see the snake as your spirit or power animal, be sensitive to your healing abilities towards yourself or others. Cultivate sources of energy and support, especially as they relate to the earth and nature. In ancient traditions as well as modern times, snakes are symbols of healing powers and opportunities.

And now I know you’re not going to believe this part, but yesterday as I was walking home from the beach . . . and don’t you know . . . a white snake slithered right in front of me, not more than a foot away from my foot. He/she completely crossed my path and instead of freaking out (like I would have expected myself to) I was in awe of the Universe.

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Energy Tracking is Life Changing

photo courtesy of https://www.biontologyarizona.com

There are no greater lessons than the ones that I learn from my own body. Energy tracking my own energy is something that I take very seriously. I am so grateful for my ability to do so and consider it one of my most valuable tools and assets in this life.

The winter months have always proven to be very challenging for me and one of the biggest reason that I finally nailed down a permanent “escape route.” I don’t travel down to Mexico simply because I love the beach or I hate the snow. Neither of those statements is actually true. I travel to Mexico to help my body regain balance – to stop the pain and the symptoms that I suffer from. But I’m tired of running away from my problems. I’m ready to fix them once and for all.

It’s now been several consecutive years of my health taking a nose dive right around Thanksgiving. It’s been quite a mystery why this happens and, up until now, I never had any means of getting to the bottom of it. From excruciating skin ulcers on my fingers and extreme constipation and thirst to nagging sciatica pain on one side . . . I struggled year after year with no relief in sight. But this year has been different. This year I have the knowledge of Eden Energy Medicine and a huge toolbox of remedies to help out. Instead of focusing on finding a proper diagnosis or the “name” for my condition I instead tried to get to the deep underlying causes for the symptoms.

We are so accustomed to Western Medicine that treats the part of the body that you are complaining about. I went to the doctor about one of these problems (sores on my fingers) many years ago. My primary doctor noticed it was a “skin problem” and sent me to a dermatologist, who cut an entire sore out of my finger (hurt so bad I nearly passed out in the office) and sent it off to a lab to get that all important “diagnosis” which resulted in “there’s nothing we can do either prevent the sores or help them heal once you get them.” Well, that was helpful. Nobody took it a step further to uncover what’s causing the condition in the first place.

This was my year to play detective and I discovered that the sores on my fingers were caused by imbalances in meridians and organs, the biggest culprit being my Large Intestine! I know what you’re thinking . . . what on Earth would the Large Intestine have to do with skin problems on the fingers? Let’s just say, the answer to that question is complicated, but the path that led to this conclusion was like a game. It started with me looking at which fingers were affected and matching them up with the meridians that ran through them. It was a complete ah-ha moment and as soon as I made this discovery I began energy balancing techniques on the culprit meridians. I was able to completely control those sores stop them in their tracks. Instead of the normal three-week cycle of them growing increasingly larger and more sensitive, they actually started to retreat. I am over the moon to announce that this has been the first year since the condition first started (more than 15 years ago) that I have not had to resort to bandaging most of the fingers on my right hand for most of the winter. NOT EVEN A BANDAID WAS USED THIS SEASON. Nobody can understand the power of that statement without living a day in my life during the winter. It’s huge!

I read so many clues and learned so much about my body this season. Small things like the fact that everything occurs on one side of the body is a big clue. Left side (Yin side) holds your experiences (past), your emotional self, your memories, and emotional joy or pain. The right side is the Yang side and it organizes and moves you forward into the future. It governs how you interact with the world and indicates that you may be experiencing unwanted change that is causing fear, reluctance, or trepidation. I marvel at the wisdom of this one. I take this as me not wanting to say goodbye to Autumn and NOT being ready to deal with the cold.

More things that I learned this year is that I have an imbalance in my entire Metal element (which corresponds to the Autumn – the exact time of the year that my problems occur every year). This imbalance perfectly explains the problem that I have sleeping at this time of the year. Knowing WHY things are happening in your body is incredibly empowering. In my case, I have the tools to control and fix the imbalances and for that, I am truly grateful. I almost look forward to things going wrong just for the thrill of fixing them.

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Blurring the Lines – Free Download

I am thrilled to share my first photography art book entitled “Blurring the Lines” where I explore the fine line between reality and fantasy. This book combines my two loves: photography and energy medicine. Knowing that everything in this Universe (including our bodies) is made up of energy and that energy can be manipulated gave me the ablity to change the world around me.

The photographs displayed throughout the book illustrate how the line that separates reality and fantasy are often blurred and it’s hard to distinguish what we see versus what we perceive as real. I invite you to come along for a ride through my imagination and see that the world in front of you is exactly what you make of it.