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Understand your body and mind.

Posted on 20 January, 2018 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)

Understand your body and mind.

Many times over the years, I have come across clients who have chronic injuries presenting to be treated, that have ocurred and re-ocurred over long periods of time. When asked why they have taken so long to do anything, the usual replies are that they were too busy, the injury was better after a few days so I didn't bother having it treated or they ignored the pain and continued doing the same things. In most cases that I see, when people choose to ignore an injury, they can return to their work or lifestyle for a while, especially if they are young, but the body will tell you in no uncertain way when it has had enough. Every time the injury happens, it seems to take only a minute movement to reinjure the same site and the pain and time of recovery is more intense and longer to recover. Once an injury occurs, it is difficult to bring a full recovery to the injury and a weakness exists to present when we are under stress and strain the next time.


Ideally, it would be beneficial for the client to seek treatment soon after the initial injury from a therapist to achieve best results. But I believe it is necessary to look deeper into why this injury has occurred and continuing to happen. What is going on in the client's life? Are they under stress? Is their work or lifestyle repeticious, boring- possibly depressed. Is there an emotional factor from their past that manifests when under stress causing injury? In other words, the client has to be seen in a holistic approach, recognising that these emotional factors can create injury and disease by the way of our internal dialogue in our mind and the resulting thoughts and words that result from this process. If those thoughts are positive, we are able to cope with what life brings us, we are energetic with a happy disposition, everything we do comes easily. Our body responds to this way of being by better flexibility, more endurance, it functions at its ideal state, we can use our body to perform functions that seem to require little effort. We are mentally more focused, alert, with a strong sense of purpose. As the saying goes" We are in the flow".


On the contrary, when we are full of fear, doubt, stressed, depressed, emotionally drained, we are listening to the negative dialogue in our mind and the thoughts and words we use will affect us in our beliefs and experiences. Of course, they will be negative and have an effect on all levels of our being-mentally, physically and spiritually. Everytime I have a client with shoulder problems, I bring up the idea that the shoulders can carry our emotional baggage on them, such as Atlas carried the weight of the world on his shoulders, so do people carry the weight of their emotional world on their shoulders. You can see the "light bulb moment" when they realise that what is happening in their life is affecting them. Their muscles tend to be tight, very little blood flow, painful, stiff, making their life miserable and unable to do basic things. In fact, many clients do not know what it feels to be relaxed, they have lived with stress throughout their body for so long it becomes the normal feeling for them. When I ask them to relax an area, clients find it difficult, even impossible to do it. I do this to create an awareness for the client , to become more in touch with their body and to help establish a basic understanding of relaxed and tight muscles. Once that becomes understood by the client, results from treatment are quicker and more lasting. This relaxing exercise helps improve their understanding of their body, and the power of thought and the value of positive thoughts and words to create positive actions physically, mentally and spiritually.


So when you have an injury, feeling stressed, unhappy with life, doing the same thing at work over and over, your mind has a million thoughts, take the time to explore your thoughts, the dialogue in your mind, listen to the soft voice in your head( the first voice rather than the second one) hear the words that you say(whether positive or negative), find some time to be alone with your thoughts in meditation and tune into your body to feel any sore or tense spots. Start from the top of your head and move down through your body to your toes, paying attention to any areas that feel tight or sore and spend some time in these areas until they feel relaxed. I wish you a happy, contented, positive life enjoyed on all levels of your being.






The Tibetan Singing Bowl

Posted on 15 January, 2018 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

The Tibetan Singing Bowl


Sound is a vibration that resonates with the soul, which can be felt in every cell of our body. Sound has the power to heal not only on a physical level but also on emotional and spiritual levels.


The Tibetan Singing bowls, which are standing bells, rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, that rest on the bottom surface. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce deep and soothing sound.


Traditionally, singing bowls were used throughout Asia as part of Bön (Lhasa dialect, the word bon means ‘religion’ and is the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.) and Tantric Buddhist Sadhana. The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation while others say they were magical tools for healing and transformation of self and of matter.


Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra is sung. In Japan and Vietnam, singing bowls are similarly used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time or signal a change in activity. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, relaxation, health care, personal well-being and religious practice.


Our Experience with the Tibetan Singing Bowl: The moment I began to use the singing bowl, I knew it had a deeper purpose, you start off by banging the stick on the side of the bowl, then you rub the stick around the bowl in such a way that you take control of the vibration and by rotating this vibration around the bowl with speed and altitude of the friction you can create different frequencies and sound. But what was more interesting is the way your body reacts to the vibrations that are flowing in through your hand.


The feeling of peace descending through you as you churn the bowl and focus on the sound and the control of the vibrations in your hand. It seems so magical its pretty unbelievable what the bowl can do to you. The Old and the New: Traditionally, antique singing bowls were made of Panchaloga (five metals in Sanskrit), a bronze alloy of copper, tin, zinc and iron and other metals. Antiques often include silver, gold and nickel, they produce multiphonic and polyharmonic overtones which are unique to the antique instruments.


The subtle yet complex multiple harmonic frequencies are a special quality of the high quality bronze alloy. Singing bowls are no longer made in the traditional way and is considered a lost art. Antique singing bowls are highly prized and collected worldwide. Their popularity is due to their fine craftsmanship and remarkable sound. 

The aging process seems to improve the tone and centuries old antiques produce an incredibly rich and beautiful sound. While the new singing bowls are made from industrial quality metal, mainly copper and are exported widely from Nepal and India. New singing bowls and crystal bowls do not produce the warm and complex tone of fine antiques. They sound like clear and simple bells, without the warm undertones and bright harmonic overtones for which antiques are famous.


A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom

Posted on 14 January, 2018 at 7:25 Comments comments (0)

A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom


When mob governs, man is ruled by ignorance; when the church governs, he is ruled by superstition; and when the state governs, he is ruled by fear. Before men can live together in harmony and understanding, ignorance must be transmuted into wisdom, superstition into illuminated faith, and fear into love. ~ Manly P. Hall


The Cross of Chains


As world events currently seem to be spiralling out of control, it is a reminder of how history repeats itself and raises the question of where mankind is failing and where we are heading.


To those who have stepped outside the box, so to speak, and removed themselves from the daily programming that takes place in our modern lives, it soon becomes obvious that something is very very wrong. We as a people seem so far removed and ignorant of the natural laws our ancestors once held sacred.

We have become programmed and brainwashed by a greedy minority of people, whom have infiltrated our monetary system, our governments, our spirituality via the creation of religions and wars using the divide and conquer tact. A tactic used for thousands of years and one that can only lead to eventual destruction.


Through personal research over the past 20 or so years, it became quite obvious that history is just that ‘HIStory’. What we have learnt in modern day schools does not necessarily represent the true facts and events of our ancient past. It is little wonder the ancestors once used oral stories with the aid of metaphors to protect their ancient wisdom held sacred for thousands upon thousands of years, which all seem to tell a similar story of our history and origins.


Many ancient sites and artefacts around the globe have been uncovered over the years and prove beyond a doubt, the existence of ancient civilizations and cultures. Yet so much of this evidence is silenced and never quite makes it to the mainstream media or public sector. The old saying, ‘those who win the war, write the history books’ couldn’t be closer to the truth of the matter. So why hide it? Is it a case of having to rewrite the books or is it more so a mechanism of control?


Over the years I have been asked by a few, why concern yourself with history, when there is so much that needs tending to in our current day and age, in a world of dysfunction and greed? The answer is quite simple… When one can see the big picture, it is clear the ancients that lived via the natural laws whether it be indigenous tribes, the Gnostics, the Cathars, the Celtic wise women, the shaman and witch doctors alike. These are the cultures and customs that have been systematically targeted and wiped out in the name of Religion, replaced with false concepts and a system of manipulated laws and agendas.


Greater ancient knowledge, wisdom and truth can alter the minds of men and women, that mankind can form better social systems, free from all the competitive pressures that this present system holds.


”Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)


Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions


There are remnants of the ancient lores still remaining, and many clues left behind in stone and bone. The indigenous cultures around the world were not savages as has been portrayed to the western world. They were clever, fair and lived as communities. A wide understanding of celestial and astronomical knowledge was common among many.


When a person fell ill, the medicine man would see to him without charge, medicines came from the land which hold cures for every disease known, just as our European ancestors did in the far gone past. Our current ways are to pay a doctor, whom only knows how to prescribe chemical drugs made by the big Pharma companies for a price that usually create many other ailments at the same time, whilst making a minority a whole lot of money.


In our modern western world we work to make the rich richer, whilst most struggle to make ends meet. We are taught to want this and want that and be jealous of those that have more, many are trapped into ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. Most no longer grow their own natural foods ,which if eaten on a daily basis, is the key to good health. Instead our time and freedom is given to those we are making money for. We are reduced to buying second grade vegetables and fruit (usually refrigerated for months on end, and hold little nutrient value) most living off processed foods — the key to disease.


The ancient cultures had a mutual respect for nature and each other, working together as communities. The young were taught by the elders, the elderly looked after by the younger.


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Modern society has us pay for our children’s education, which is not the basics of survival or natural laws, but how to make the rich more money. They know little about the universe and stars, little about hunting and gathering. Recent studies shows many children these days when asked where milk comes from will answer ‘from the shop’, ignorant to how the food chain works. They know nothing of healing through nature, but are taught to depend on the very ways that keep us enslaved to the system. We are programmed through the television and media, shown how one should react in certain situations rather than having a common law of respect for one another’s differences and beliefs.


We are conditioned to be against our fellow man instead of working together for a mutual goal of survival. This is done through violent video games, violent movies, magazines show us how we should look, how to be envious, how to hate that of another race, creed or sex. We have become unconscious robots. Each and every day, more and more of our rights are taken away, that soon, to go back to the old ways we would be ridiculed or even charged.


Each day, more and more of the planet is destroyed by the mining companies and corporations all for money. There are many ways to produce natural energies without harming the natural environment, but these are not revealed to us as there is little money to be made from free energy. Science has proven the healing properties of sound and frequency, yet again this is not common knowledge among the masses, although it was once common practice to the ancestors.


So much knowledge about ourselves, our origins, our history, technology and such has been hidden from us and almost removed from the modern human psyche. Only when we shut down the external distractions and go within, can we begin to broaden our awareness, and see the power in the collective consciousness of man.


It seems we are at pivotal point in modern history with the current affairs of the planet, the Middle East, the genocide, the racial hatred, religious wars, division which is no different to the fear based tactics brought against humanity in past upheavals – divide and conquer.


For the future of the planet, the future of all species, the future of our children and all who come after, may we become one tree with many branches, putting our differences aside, firmly planting our roots and standing strong and tall, against the tyranny brought about by a greedy few.


Love is the key.


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A Lesson from the Aboriginal Book of Wisdom


The following words from Boomba DJunebun’s are as fresh today as they were when he wrote them 26 years ago…


Message to the People


“For thousands of years Australia was a timeless land where things stood still and very little change took place. The Aboriginal people were cut off from the rest of the world, unaware of all the things going on around the globe. Time had passed them by, whilst in other places, great civilisations built up, and great civilisations were built up on the ruins of other civilisations.


“It was a world of good and evil. Great and wonderful things were happening as humanity strived towards greater knowledge and understanding. Scholars traveled all over the world seeking knowledge in other lands, exchange of cultures and ideas were taking place, it was an exciting world of new discoveries and inventions as mankind pressed ever forward. It was also a world of great and terrible things, as large armies clashed and wars swept continents.


“Civilisation as we have it today, did not come easily to mankind, for there was a price to pay. The price paid, was the blood, sweat, and tears of the people of the ages. Cultures clashed with cultures, there was religious intolerance, and whole races of people became wiped out from the face of the earth.


“Food production also had its price, as it was built up on the slave labor of peoples. Small ships braved the winds and storms at sea to bring foodstuffs, from other lands to their shores, and the seas took its toll in lives. Food also has its history, when you eat that slice of bread, don’t think that it was a white man invention, they were baking loaves of bread in Egypt thousands of years ago. That cup of tea you drink is not English, the people of India and China were drinking tea, while the people of Britain were still living a stone age existence.


“All races of the world have contributed something to this civilisation of which we have today. Do you know that just over two thousand years ago, the people of Britain were just no different to any other tribal existence, roaming the land, hunting and fishing, the women gathering the things to eat which nature had to offer. They painted their bodies blue, and had their own spiritual beliefs and culture. They also resented the intrusion of the civilised world, they stood on the cliffs of Dover, hurling down rocks and spears at the Roman Invaders, driving them away from their shores. But later still, the Romans returned, and this time beat the tribesmen back, taking over their land. Civilisation had come to the British Isles, Britain had become part of the Roman Empire. The Iceni Tribe would not give up, and continually rebelled, until at last they were wiped out by the Roman legions.


“As the British people became civilised, so Christianity came to Britain, under the church of Rome, and as Christianity took a hold, so the Britons that wished to keep to their old ways of life and spiritual beliefs, fled from the civilised areas to live on the heaths (an open tract of waste-land). The word ‘Heathen’ came into being, and the Christians would hunt them down, killing them off, and burning their spiritual leaders at the stake. ‘Witch’ is a corruption of the ancient British word ‘Wicca’, which was a clever-woman. She was a midwife, healer, and spiritual teacher, for the Britons were a Matriarchal society, and women had great respect. The Christians gave the Wicca a bad name, and witch hunts took place almost up to this present age.


“All these things were going on in that outside world, and the Aboriginals were unaware of them.


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“Civilizations in those bygone days, was much more barbaric than it is today. Religion was one of the main power bases of by which peoples of the nations were indoctrinated and controlled by the powers to be. Religion has nothing to do with God, although the name of God is continually used, religion is only a form of earthly power. Religion has destroyed cultures and spiritual beliefs, and some of the greatest spiritual knowledge has become lost, due to religion and the quest of empires. The greatest religions of this world today, have reached where they are, with the blood of peoples on their hands.


“Christianity over the ages has found that it has had to compromise, that is why there is so many brands of Christianity all over the world. Christianity has had to modify itself, but not Christianity alone, other religions have had to modify themselves also, but all in all, religions have not reached a full spiritual awareness, and are still only groping in the dark. How could they, with their histories such as they are?


“Religion no matter what it is, aims to come to terms with evils and misfortune, and it does this by rites and ceremonies with symbolic meanings. The symbolic washing away of sin by the blood, sacrifices, the casting of sins upon a scape-goat. I do not like symbolism, it is not real. I do not like the word ‘religion’ it conjures up in my mind all the terrible things of the past. I do not like to see peoples cultures and spiritual beliefs destroyed and engulfed by powerful religions.


“Spiritual knowledge belongs to ALL PEOPLE, as the sun, the wind, and the rain does. It does not matter where the spiritual knowledge comes from, as long as it is reasonable and true, and helps people to understand the things beyond this earthly existence, and that it changes peoples lives towards a better way of living.


“To ask people to deny their spiritual beliefs and culture, is to ask those people to deny the greater part of themselves. Aboriginals must hold on tightly to the best of their spiritual beliefs and culture, but must also realise that culture must grow, for if it does not, it will only stagnate and die. Spiritual beliefs and culture only grows by the discovery of new knowledge, and these discoveries of new knowledge makes the culture stronger and determines that it shall survive.


“What keeps a people together as a nation, is the common history and spiritual beliefs of the people, and once these become lost or destroyed, the people have nothing to preserve their identity, and have to adopt some one else’s spiritual beliefs and culture, this makes them just hangers on to some other culture and peoples of that culture.


“Aboriginals do not want a Christianity or any other religion with an added Aboriginal flavour. They want their own Aboriginal spirituality to grow into a greater spirituality, and to become something which is going to carry them into the future.


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“No longer are Aboriginals estranged from one another by the barriers of different tribal languages, the English language has become one of the major uniting factors. No longer do the vast distances of this land keep the people apart, the distance barrier has become broken down, through modern transport and the telephone. Aboriginals can now write their own books and preserve the things they hold sacred, they can accumulate new knowledge and wisdom, the world is now open to them. The Aboriginals have become one people, and now seek a greater unity under their own God ‘Baiame’.


“Could it be that ‘Baiame’ in his wisdom, allowed this to happen, that you the Aboriginal people, his people, would become a ‘One People’, and a strong people. Australia had its humble beginnings, but now is the time that all must work together to make this nation of ours strong and encourage all nations of this globe to stand strong.


“Now is the time for all races to look outward, and say to the other peoples of the world: We want to come to know you, and learn more about you, and we want you to come to know us and learn more about us….”

‘Message to the People’ from the ‘Book of Wisdom’ by Boomba Djunebun, 1988. Copyright The Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association Inc. Reproduced by permission of the Baiame Cultural and Spiritual Advancement Association, with thanks to Aunt Minnie (Lenore) Mace.


A Shared Responsibility


The Energetic Power Of Color

Posted on 13 January, 2018 at 8:15 Comments comments (0)


The Energetic Power Of Color


We are energetic beings, and one of our most important sources of energy lies within the spectrum of colors derived from light. [2] In fact, it is so important that life on earth is highly dependent on the electromagnetic spectrum and wavelengths of colors, with each wavelength carrying a different frequency with its own unique energy. Our biochemical system, and thus our overall well-being, is strongly influenced by these energies.


Each color invokes different emotions, thereby possessing the ability to profoundly affect our moods and how we see ourselves and the world around us in different ways. What’s more, colors not only shift the light in which you see yourself, they have the power to change how others see you too. For example, people may subconsciously perceive, and therefore interact, with you differently based on the energy of what color(s) you are wearing.


Each color in the color spectrum created by light is associated with different areas of the body, and each has different spiritual, emotional, and physical impacts on us. Becoming aware of how each one affects us empowers us to make conscious changes in various areas of our lives by choosing to surround ourselves with certain colors, or even by visualizing certain colors using techniques such as colour meditation. [2] Since we are talking about the spectrum of colors derived from light, as light is the only form of energy we can actually see, we will focus on the seven color energies it consists of – also known as the rainbow of colors. [3] Each of the 7 colors symbolizes one of the 7 chakras in the body. Click here to learn more about the chakras and the important role they play in determining the quality of different aspects of our lives.


The 7 Colors of the Color Spectrum


1. Yellow: Most often associated with the sun, yellow represents joy, happiness, and optimism. It is also said to mentally ground us, helping us tap into our innate inner wisdom and enhancing our ability to perceive and comprehend the meaning of things and new information. It may also enhance concentration since it is the color of “caution” and demands full awareness, which is precisely why it is the color of school buses and traffic signs. Yellow is linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, the 3rd Chakra, located in the upper abdomen. This chakra affects feelings of self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem.


2. Orange: Orange is the anti-depressant of colors. It can support us in getting through difficult life challenges, instill a sense of hope and an appetite for life, and help us overcome feelings of doom. By manifesting feelings of motivation, orange can help us move forward in life after tragedies. In the body, orange is home to the 2nd Chakra – the Sacral, or “Spleen”, Chakra located approximately 2 inches below the navel. On a physical level, the Sacral Chakra is believed to effect the reproductive system, sexual organs, the lumbar plexus, and the gonads. On a spiritual and emotional level, it is related to our sense of sexuality, prosperity and abundance, and is the center from which we create. It is also the chakra that represents our emotional body as a whole, defining the extent to which we are willing to feel any given emotion and the manner in which we do so.


3.Red: Physically, red is very powerful and helps us feel grounded in our bodies when we feel scattered in life. It may provide energy to get through a long, demanding day, as it is believed to provide power from the earth that enhances energy on all levels – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Since it is linked to physical well-being, red motivates us to care for our bodies and place effort towards leading healthy, balanced lifestyles. Red governs the 1st Chakra, also known as the Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. Just like the color that represents it, the Root Chakra is the most physical chakra, and it is strengthened by physical activity that promotes awareness of that part of the body such as yoga, chair tea, martial arts, and walking. As the name implies, the Root Chakra helps us feel more “rooted,” or stable, in life and supports a sense of safety and security.


4. Violet: Energy from the color violet inspires creativity and artistic work, purity in thoughts and feelings, and brings us guidance by providing a sense of spiritual well-being and/or inner strength and intuition by influencing a deeper connection with our inner selves. It is often indicative of personality traits of humanitarians and inspirational, humble, and just leaders. Violet is home to the 7th Chakra, the Crown Chakra, which connects us to higher intelligence and grace. It is related to spiritual clarity, empathy, humanitarianism, and, like its color symbol, intuition.


5. Indigo: Characteristics such as organization, self-discipline, responsibility, and professionalism are influenced by the energy of indigo. Surrounding yourself with, wearing, or visualizing the color indigo is beneficial when you need assistance in areas such as focus, clarity of direction, and discipline. Its energy depicts intelligence and strengthens self-reliance and the extent to which we understand deep truths about ourselves and life as a whole. Indigo symbolizes the 6th Chakra, known as the Brow Chakra, located in between the eyebrows. The Brow Chakra is commonly called the “Third Eye Chakra.” The third eye is a term referring to the pineal gland, which has long been revered as “the spiritual eye,” considered a portal into different spiritual dimensions in Hinduism and ancient civilizations. The ability to see things intuitively, as well as physically and morally, is strongly linked to the Third Eye Chakra. Many believe this chakra, when balanced, manifests psychic abilities, enabling a person to predict future occurrences and actually create desired outcomes in life by placing visual and mental intention on them.


6. Blue: The calming energy of blue can relax a racing mind and aid in the ability to “go with the flow” in life, which is why many people tend to feel more at ease by the water and travel to beaches for relaxing vacations. It amplifies feelings of inner peace, and instills a trust in life to unfold as it should. It is also beneficial for developing a deep trust in self, including trust in one’s ability to make sound decisions in the future, which naturally eases anxiety and aids in present moment awareness by preventing the compulsion to excessively worry about the future and constantly create stories in the mind about what “might happen.” Blue represents the 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, located at the bottbom of the throat in the center of the collarbone. The Throat Chakra primarily influences speech and communication. It is dubbed “the centre of purification,” as it is the chakra used to vocalize either honest or dishonest thoughts, choices, opinions, and claims.


7. Green: As the color in the middle of the color spectrum, green symbolizes peace and harmony and gives off balancing, healing, and calming energy. It also represents confidence in following desires of the soul and, coincidentally, is the color at stoplights indicating it is safe to “go.” Giving yourself the “green light” to do something is quite fitting, as the energy the color green emanates promotes emotional and spiritual growth and the strength to follow your passions regardless of other’s opinions. Green is an excellent color to have present when struggling to make important decisions, especially ones concerning family, friends, romantic relationships, or any other matter close to the heart, because green governs the Heart Chakra, the 4th Chakra. The Heart Chakra, located in the chest area, is considered “the center of love.” Our ability to give and recieve love stems from this chakra. When balanced, the Heart Chakra creates joy and happiness, and is a source of what Buddhists call “Mahakaruna,” or “the Great Compassion” – a flow of unconditional love for self, others, and the universe in general. When unbalanced or blocked, however, our hearts become closed and hardened, we lack empathy, have trouble loving ourselves or others, and lack motivation in life. A blocked heart chakra is said to create love-related issues, grief, jealousy, hatred, anger, betrayal, isolation and loneliness, and an inability to heal ourselves. Heart chakra meditations can help avoid or resolve such issues.








3. Van Der Werff, T. (2015 Annual). The Power of Color. The Best of the Law of Attraction. pp. 30-33 

10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence

Posted on 10 January, 2018 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)


10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence


Maybe you can relate: you’re cruising along in life doing the best you can, working on making things happen. And BAM, you’re stung by a negative comment, a judgmental friend or a rude stranger. Welcome to the hater zone!


Haters seem to spring up when we try to do a great job. A critic of your parenting skills, your relationship status (or lack thereof), how you dress, where you live or your weight. At the end of all the haters’ catcalls is an invitation to low self-esteem and self-loathing-ville.


Haters can affect us in two ways. They may creep out and attack us for things we're doing or sharing. Or the idea of them can prevent us from moving forward and expressing our true selves. Both are detrimental to our spirit.


Many of my life coaching clients express their fear of moving forward because of what haters might say or do. If they publish the book, or leave the job in corporate, what will those around them think?


Ask yourself if you're actually allowing what people could say to stop you from following your own heart. Recognize that haters can’t get to us when we feel confident and self-assured. The best way to avoid feeling victimized by the string of negativity is to improve your relationship with yourself.


Here are powerful reminders from my book, Find Your Happy, that can help you gain confidence and feel secure.


10 Mantras To Build Self-Confidence


1. Confidence comes through action.


2. The only approval you need is your own.


3. The fastest way to improve self-confidence is to do the exact thing you fear.

4. Accept everything you are — and aren’t. That is true happiness.

5. At the end of the day, what matters most is how you see yourself.

6. What others say is a reflection of them, not you.


7. You are good enough.


8. It isn't who you are that holds you back; it's who you think you aren't.


9. No one can make you feel unworthy without your permission.


10. There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be your true self. You matter.

Yoga Roots ??? Breathing Through Your Body, Into the Earth

Posted on 10 January, 2018 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)

Yoga Roots ??? Breathing Through Your Body, Into the Earth


As you lay on your mat, introducing yourself to the first breaths of the evening’s yoga session, you’ll often overhear the instructor guiding your breaths. During this introductory portion of the class, the focus is on stabilizing your mind and your thoughts, focusing on your breaths and your energies. With the gentle voice guiding you, you’re able to enter a centered state, prepared to begin your yoga session. 


The instructor will often say something to the effect of, “Breathe in slowly from your mouth, following your breath as it makes its way through your body, down to your feet. Feel your breath and your body in synchrony, growing a root to the mat and the earth beneath you.” 


Every focused breath calms the body and brings the mind to a present moment. 


This process is meant to strengthen not only your mind and focus, but to also establish balance in your root chakra. The root chakra is the first one in your body, at the base of the spine, and it’s the core of your connection to the physical body and the Earth beneath you (hence, the root). 


The importance can’t be overstated with yoga – match every breath with your movement and pose. 


The process of breathing, in and of itself, is a complex one. Inhalation and exhalation are parts of physiological respiration. Breathing properly during exercise ensures that your working muscles receive the oxygen that they need in order to keep contracting. 


There are several poses in yoga which are meant specifically to establish this sort of root. Mountain Pose and Tree Pose, for example, do exactly that. As you stand firmly on the mat, with your feet practically cemented to the earth, you’re able to feel the ground beneath you. 


Simply “standing” in a single place may seem easy and meaningless to some, but it’s far from that. This sort of pose establishes a great mind-body focus. Moreover, maintaining this sort of firm root in your feet while at the same time having loose, relaxed limbs above the waist takes practice. It’s a bit of juxtaposition – the energy and weight in your upper body relaxed, balanced, with your lower body and feet firmly connected to the mat. 


Indeed, the only way you’ll get this pose is through your breath. 

Every aspect of yoga – every pose, movement and position is only enhanced through your breath. Standing strong, breathe in through your nose. Feel as the breath slowly makes its way down to your toes, strengthening your stance and feet. Breathe out through your mouth, allowing for this exchange of energy between top and bottom to flow effortlessly. 


As the class winds down to a close, you often find yourself stabilizing, balancing and revisiting basic poses. Savasana and Child’s Pose are some favorites. During these poses, the class comes full circle. Just as you focused on centering your thoughts, energy and breaths at the beginning of the class, the end of the class brings the same. It’s a moment of clarity and relaxation, as simpler postures bring you to a simpler time of relaxation, where breath is in harmony with body. 


When you’re outside, these sorts of poses and breaths are that much more potent. Without a yoga mat, you’re able to tangibly connect the earth’s surface with your bare feet. Except this time, when you’re connected, the benefits are more than a metaphorical root – there’s an energy exchange actually happening. Studies suggest that this concept of Earthing or being in direct contact with the Earth’s surface, may be beneficial to your health. As you stand on the surface, breathe in and feel that connection. Your body is absorbing the earth’s limitless supply of free electrons and, in turn, neutralizing harmful free radicals. You may not be able to see it, but your yoga practice will feel that much better when you’re outside.



Posted on 3 January, 2018 at 7:15 Comments comments (0)



The aura is an egg-shaped electromagnetic field that extends up to 1 metre from the human body. Auras are also found around animals, plants, rocks and other inanimate objects. As children, many of us will have been able to see auras, but with the process of "growing up" in today's society, many of us have forgotten how to see auras. With just a little practice, most people can begin to see auras again.


Auras are seen with our peripheral vision, using the rods in the retina of the eye. There are 7 layers of the aura, these do in fact contain colour, but the majority of people are initially only able to see 1 or 2 layers, and often do not perceive colour. Some people are also able to intuitively pick up on the aura, without actually seeing it. This may be the case in people whose psychic ability is prophetic rather than visual.


Each colour of the aura is connected to the colour of the chakra. When healers are able to see the colours of the auras, then the healer knows which chakra needs healing/attention, so this healing method when practised on a regular basis, can help healers, and the persons requiring help, so that they know where the problem is and can help the persons needs and quicken the healing process.

The Physical Aura:


This is the layer of the aura which lies closest to the body. It extends about 3-3.5 cm out from the skin, and is usually seen as a bright white or light blue band. Its brightness comes from the many skin particles that have been sloughed from the skin surface, and lies suspended in its field. Any irregularities in shape of this aura are the result of injury or illness in the part of the body that lies beneath this part of the aura, and may in fact show up before the illness manifests in the body. Kirlian photography is a photographic process which captures the aura, most likely the physical layer of the aura.


The Etheric Aura:


The etheric aura extends out from the physical aura another 2-10cm in all directions, and its shape usually follows the outline of the physical aura. When people first begin to see this layer of the aura, its usually appears as a hazy light-blue or grey smoke extending from the body. Some people can see many different colours in this layer. If illness or injury is severe, the physical layer may actually bulge so much that it pushes right through this etheric layer, leaving a hole. This is usually the stage just before a disease shows up physically. When mediums or channelers want to see the aura, they will sometimes use their own etheric aura to generate a substance called "ectoplasm", which may take form dictated by the spirit.


The Vital Aura:


This aura begins at the outer edge of the etheric layer, and extends another 5-16cm, or even as much as 30cm outwards, its size reflects our 'vitality' or energy levels, and how we are feeling. It is very bright and made up of radiant fingerlets of energy extending out in all directions. In cases of severe illness, these radiating lines may droop or matt together. This auric layer is able to draw energy into the body, thus it can energise us using the sun's rays, or it can draw in negative energy from other people around us.


Sealing the Aura:


Extend your arms, palms upward alongside of you. Move them towards the sky and when they are above your head but still not touching, picture a colour you would like to seal your aura with. Connect your hands and bring them down in front of you, into a praying position. Say thank you, for you know it has been done. Now, bring your left hand over your right in front of your lower stomach.Then thank your angels,spirit or whoever you like, then all blessings are done.




In reality, what we are doing is aligning ourselves consciously with karma, for ultimately karma is an aspect of unconditional love, the divine force that leads all that lives out of death and into eternal life. With this understanding truly in our hearts, ascension and thus escape from reincarnation is forgotten and replaced by selfless unconditional love for our brothers and sisters and our desire to serve, for we have found that heaven resides in our hearts no matter where we are.


Underneath our commitment to personal responsibility is the acceptance of all that life brings. Underneath this acceptance is an awakened understanding that all is the result of karma and the events, good or bad, are largely the result of our own past actions- many from a distant forgotten past. To be able to stomach such a notion as this means we are now willing to face our fears and become that sacred warrior within you. Our so called meaningless suffering now has a definite meaning.


We know that our inner fears and dark emotions do not have the power to hurt us if faced with faith and honesty. We know now that beyond that fierce dragon lies the glistening treasure of wisdom, and that sweet fair maiden, or prince, is our soul, our doorway to the cosmic. We know we can hold steady as this frightful negative energy washes over us and by doing so opens the doorway to the light of our soul, which in turn reveals to our mind the real from the unreal. From this new enlightened standpoint we can then more reliably act in accordance with divine guidance.


Therefore, through the act of surrendering our ego personality to our soul we align ourselves with the power of the cosmic and thus gain the power to overcome our karmic liabilities.


The wonderful, loving new age people are learning all about forgiveness- acceptance of karma- trusting- giving people another chance etc. But are also often over-doing it !


I am continually having to explain that Karma is not long-term - unless you make it so!


Karma is meeting a person or situation again to release the hurts and clear the debt that you owe them, - or they owe you, but it does not mean torment - endurance and hardship!


You are indeed creating new Karma through doing this!


I have heard the excuses. They suffered so much in childhood, and that's why they are mean, bad- tempered or so withdrawn and sad - yet l know that these excuses for others often mean we prop up our loved ones and create pain to ourselves by being a doormat, and overdoing unconditional love. Unconditional love does not mean, "Do whatever you want to me and l will forgive you.'' It means, "l love you for the person you are, and l accept you. But, I choose to stay or move on with forgiveness and caring - but loving myself as well as you."


Now, we all understand that when we do dangerous things in our lives, that we learn not to replay these, or we get hurt! Yet this doesn't seem to compute with emotional hurts! Humans seem to find it really hard to stop emotionally hurting themselves, mainly because we are too kind to others but not ourselves!


We think we must have to suffer because we must have been bad before, and that's why we are in painful situations now...this is not true. We actually created the lives we now live - through choice. Choose again! I call it changing lanes. It doesn't happen over-night, but start the signals now and move over slowly.


I feel that lots of us try too hard to be spiritual. We just are! And trying doesn't work - to live in the now and totally honest with all aspects of our lives, that is being spiritual. The past did happen, and past lives did happen, and Karma will be presented to you through loved ones and old hurts. Do the best you can and see life as a wonderful journey, - not as an obstacle course. Live in the lane of life and light, make changes and choices with truth and courage, know that you are amazing, wonderful and unique, be proud of yourself and all you can be, be proud of who you are with," Don't live a lie." 


How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones

Posted on 31 December, 2017 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

How Ancient Cultures Used Healing Crystals And Stones


“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nontheless a living being”. This is a quote from his work “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy” by Nikola Tesla written in the year 1900. Crystals have long been thought to be alive and possess healing powers, and many ancient cultures took this to be just another fact of life.


Today, we understand that all things in the universe are forms of energy with their own vibration – including crystals. Nikola Tesla declared this concept as the key to understanding the universe and proved how certain forms of energy can alter the vibrational resonance of other forms of energy. This concept is why healing crystals and stones are still used today to align, heal and alter the vibration of bodily cells, chakras, and the subtle bodies by holistic healers.


The ancients didn’t have access to the enlightening scientific information that we have today concerning the power of healing crystals. However, people around the world seemed to instinctively be drawn to these lovely gems and have a deeper understanding of their value and meaning in the greater scheme of the universe.

Popular Uses for Healing Crystals in Early Civilizations

Minerals, gems, and crystals have been used for millennia to enhance emotional, physical and spiritual balance. How the ancients knew, we may never know for sure, but these cultures certainly considered stones a major aspect of their existence.


Roman Culture: Talismans and amulets of crystal were typical amongst Romans. Most often, they were considered useful in enhancing health, attracting desirable things, and for providing protection in battle.


Ancient Egyptians: One of the biggest historical proponents of healing crystals, the Egyptians buried their dead with quartz upon the forehead. This was believed to help guide the departed safely into the afterlife. Pharaohs toted cylinders filled with quartz to balance the Ba and Ka energies of the body. Strongly associated with the Sky Goddess Isis, crushed Lapis Lazuli stones were most notably worn by ladies of royalty – like Cleopatra – upon the eyes to promote enlightenment and awareness. Dancers donned rubies in their navels to foster their sex appeal. Many wore crystals over the heart to attract love, and placed crystal-laden crowns upon their head to stimulate enlightenment and awaken the Third Eye.


Chinese Culture: Chinese medicine commonly incorporates the use of healing crystals – including crystal-tipped needles used in acupuncture and Pranic healing sessions. These traditions hail from nearly 5000 years of practice.


Ancient Greeks: Crushed hematite was often rubbed upon soldier’s bodies prior to entering battle with the idea that it made them invincible. Interestingly, the word ‘crystal’ is thought to derive from the Greek word ‘krustullos,’ – meaning ‘ice’ – and until the 1500’s many ancients believed stones like clear quartz crystals were eternal ice sent from the Heavens. The mythological story of Amethyst plays a vital role in the story of the God Dionysus and Goddess Diana, and the word is said to be the Greek translation of ‘sober’ or ‘not drunken’ – something Dionysus could have spent more time being.


Traditions in India: Aryuvedic medicine in India considers crystals valuable for healing emotional and metaphysical imbalances. The use of various healing crystals is documented within the pages of the Hindu Vedas, which also references each stone’s specific healing abilities. Sapphires are thought to bring astuteness, clarity and mental balance, and jasper is thought to bring harmony, sexual vitality, and balance base chakras.


Ancient Japanese Beliefs: Scrying was a common practice in early Japanese culture, and it is very similar to looking into a crystal ball as we see some psychics do today. Crystal quartz spheres were considered representative of the heart of a dragon and signified their power and wisdom.

What We Know Now About Healing Crystals

Concepts of electromagnetism as proven by James Clerk Maxwell and their interdependent nature along with the various breakthroughs in quantum theory have given us scientific evidence for what the ancients always knew. Because everything vibrates at certain frequencies, they have the ability shift and alter the frequencies of other objects or bodies when they occupy the same space.


Hence, a crystal – which vibrates at its own frequency oscillations – vibrates within our own energy field through the physical law of resonance and creates a larger vibrational field, affecting the nervous system and transmitting the information to the brain. In essence, these connecting vibrations can harmonize frequencies and stimulate biochemical shifts that affect physical health in a positive, healing way.

There currently is no scientific proof that crystals hold healing energy in them, but there are a lot of people around the world that say they “feel” the energy emanating from them when they hold them.


Posted on 24 December, 2017 at 7:00 Comments comments (0)



Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. With the rapid advancement in medical sciences we are now able to find cures for almost all diseases and ailments. There are treatments for every condition of body. But what about our mental health? Do we really pay attention towards the well-being of our mind.


Now is the time we start looking deeper, inside ourselves. We are always looking outside for Happiness and Peace when its nowhere but inside us. But over years we have forgotten how to look inside. Thoughts, both negative and wasteful cloud our minds, making it difficult to look clearly inside.


Its important to first know what meditation is. Where are we going? What must we feel? What are we looking at?


The most important journey you can take is the journey within. This is a journey to the truth of who you really are. This is the place, just beyond every day consciousness, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual power gives you the power to choose creative thinking rather than automated thinking, response rather than reaction, peace, love and harmony rather than stress, conflict and chaos.


Meditation enables you to embark on this inward journey.Meditation gives you a clear spiritual understanding of yourself, helps you re–discover and use the positive qualities already latent within you, enables you to develop your strengths of character and create new attitudes and responses to life. You begin to remember things about yourself that you once knew, but had long forgotten. You start to enjoy moments of silence and to savour periods of introspection and reflection.


Meditation also helps you disconnect from damaging habits of thought, feeling and reaction. This results in a conscious, positive release of energy which improves the quality of your attitude, actions, and interactions.


The process of going within, disconnecting from harmful habits, connecting to your innate spiritual resources, and reconnecting with your external life, is personally empowering in a lasting way.Meditation is taught as a method of raising self-awareness leading to self–realisation. Meditation stills the mind and empowers the intellect to achieve insight and understanding of the spiritual laws and principles which sustain harmony and can bring natural renewal at all levels of life on earth.


Like any skill, meditation requires practice to achieve satisfying results. More and more people are adding some kind of meditation to their daily routine either as an effective antidote to stress, or as a simple method of relaxation. By doing a little meditation every day, it soon becomes a natural and easy habit, which generously rewards you for the effort it involves.


Detox Your Body

Posted on 17 December, 2017 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)

Detox Your Body


Although modern medicine tends to cast a cynical eye at detoxification practices such as fasting and colon washing, nobody can deny that the human body is exposed to a lot of toxins, and that relief from such toxins can only bring benefits.Unsurprisingly, the most common organs targeted by detoxification are the ones directly in contact with the toxins that enter the body: the liver, the kidneys, and the intestines or colon.Here are some science-supported ways you can clean up your body and feel better, stronger, and healthier through the consumption of detoxifying foods:Liver: The liver is The Great Detoxifier. It is the part of the body that takes all those noxious chemicals and fats that we ingest, and then turns them into something that can be excreted by the body. [1] But that doesn’t mean the liver can’t use a little detoxifying itself.Alcohol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and diabetes are just some of the liver’s top enemies. These can all cause injury and inflammation to the liver, preventing this organ from doing its job properly.One natural food item that can detoxify the liver from the effects of alcohol, NSAIDs, and diabetes is bitter gourd. This fruit reduces liver oxidation and inflammation caused by alcohol consumption, [2] stimulates the scavenging of liver free radicals caused by diabetes, and increases glutathione levels, which alleviate liver inflammation caused by NSAIDs. [3], [4]Other natural food items that have been scientifically proven to detoxify or rejuvenate the liver include lemons, [5] avocados, [6] apples, [7] dandelion leaves, [8] and garlic. [9] Kidneys: The kidneys are blood filters. It is their job to collect and eject toxins from our blood. But the kidneys themselves can be vulnerable to toxins such as drugs, microorganism infections, and even excessive calcium or blood sugar. [10] Instead, drink pineapple juice! This vitamin- and fiber-rich liquid is so good at clearing the bowels, it has been consumed to help clear the colons of patients who are about to undergo a colonoscopy procedure. [17]Finally, don’t forget to encourage the healthy growth of beneficial microorganisms in your colon. One proven way of doing that is by eating globe artichokes. [18] Indeed, though modern medicine may pooh-pooh the benefits of faddish “detoxification” methods, we find rich scientific evidence supporting common-sense ways of detoxification: eat healthy food and avoid unhealthy ones. Some foods, though, have been proven healthier and more powerful detoxifiers than others, and since we can only eat so much, it is good to know which foods confer the greatest benefits.After all, with all the toxins around us in our modern world, our body can use all the help it can get…                                  


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For detoxifying the kidney, few natural food items are as well known as cranberry juice. Research has proven that cranberries do help clear the kidneys of viral infections [11] and calcium deposits. [12]

Onions, on the other hand, have shown effectiveness in counteracting kidney toxicity from cadmium intoxication. [13] They are also useful for treating renal Toxoplasma gondii infections. [14]


Intestines After our food has been completely mashed up into liquid form by the stomach muscles, the small intestines absorb the food nutrients and send them out to the bloodstream to be delivered to the rest of the body. The unusable parts – the wastes – are then pushed into the large intestines, or the colon.


In other words, the colon is like the body’s trash can. Imagine how disgusting it can get if it isn’t regularly emptied. A lot of bacteria-filled waste material can be left behind to wreak havoc in our body. Lentils are very effective at doing this, and that makes them an excellent colon detoxifier. [15]


Now if you feel like washing out the colon for good measure, there’s no need to go for a colonic irrigation. (In any case, doctors do not recommend colonics anyway, because it heightens our risk of bowel perforation, infection, and electrolyte imbalance.


When We Believe.

Posted on 13 December, 2017 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)




What is Magic?


When you look up the definition of magic – it’s unsurprisingly mundane. Influencing a course of events through ‘mysterious’ forces, or making things disappear? It seems much more than just something that has a delightfully unusual quality! 


Magic is something that transcends any specific definition because we are the ones to define it. 


It is something that you decide exists or not. It is a way to view life, where the entire idea of the third dimension is a magical, abstract playground of possibility. 

The other day I created a bunch of static electricity while petting my cat – and I thought okay THIS is magic. 

Of course it can be measured scientifically, we can apply it to equations so we can logically understand it – but it’s magic. A trail of miniature electrical explosions shock my hand because of an unbalanced amount of protons and electrons? 


We’re taught that everything that is ‘real’ can be examined scientifically and if we can’t logically understand it, then it must not exist or we’re being delusional. 


Imagine how a child experiences the world; they navigate life through a dream like consciousness where the idea of magic and impossible or contradicting concepts logically make sense. If our global community was designed to support our right brain – we could all thrive in a system where the work we do revolves around feeling, passion and creativity. 




When you think of all this from the perspective that we are all creators, and if the synapses in our brain spontaneously and collectively shifted into everyone believing and understanding the ‘science’ behind things like magic, aliens, fairies etc, it would all manifest. 


For that to happen we’d have to see the pattern of the universe – we’d have to understand energy on the smallest, fundamental levels to be able to fractal it up onto 3D physicality.We would need to literally SEE the geometries that make up this reality. 


If we could see/feel/sense the energies that make up both matter and consciousness itself, we would understand that an alien or something impossible is just a certain sequence of spinning, fundamental geometries that – depending on how fast they spin will appear as solid matter. The faster they spin the more energy is let off in the form that we see as light. 


What we call an angel is a consciousness that, fundamentally is made up of the same geometries as us. 


Existing at a higher frequency means your consciousness is not limited to linear thinking, and you can hold exponentially more information. 


The amount of energy it takes to exist on a higher plane with that immense level of knowledge is monumental comparing to a human.


From our perspective, higher dimensional consciousnesses we label as angels or light beings are just as physical as us but appear to be emitting light because of the amount of energy they produce. 


When we can combine our scientific, logical and mathematical understanding of the world with our intuition, creativity and the realization that on a fundamental level we are all one – then our interaction with reality changes completely. 


It’s all math, and it’s all magic. 


The Fibonacci spiral, the flower of life, it’s all living math that is the fabric holding consciousness together. 

Within this evolving, infinite fabric holds every impossible idea and every contradicting possibility – there’s enough room within Source, the universe, consciousness – for every single thing to exist. 

Researchers Finally Show How Miondfullness and Your Thoughts Can Change Your Genes

Posted on 11 December, 2017 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)


Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Change Your Genes


With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.


The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.


“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


“Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.


The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.


Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The new results provide a possible biological mechanism for therapeutic effects.


Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception


According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, gene activity can change on a daily basis. If the perception in your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment and then controls the blood’s chemistry, then you can literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts.


In fact, Dr. Lipton’s research illustrates that by changing your perception, your mind can alter the activity of your genes and create over thirty thousand variations of products from each gene. He gives more detail by saying that the gene programs are contained within the nucleus of the cell, and you can rewrite those genetic programs through changing your blood chemistry.


In the simplest terms, this means that we need to change the way we think if we are to heal cancer. “The function of the mind is to create coherence between our beliefs and the reality we experience,” Dr. Lipton said. “What that means is that your mind will adjust the body’s biology and behavior to fit with your beliefs. If you’ve been told you’ll die in six months and your mind believes it, you most likely will die in six months. That’s called the nocebo effect, the result of a negative thought, which is the opposite of the placebo effect, where healing is mediated by a positive thought.”


That dynamic points to a three-party system: there’s the part of you that swears it doesn’t want to die (the conscious mind), trumped by the part that believes you will (the doctor’s prognosis mediated by the subconscious mind), which then throws into gear the chemical reaction (mediated by the brain’s chemistry) to make sure the body conforms to the dominant belief. (Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives.)


Now what about the part that doesn’t want to die–the conscious mind? Isn’t it impacting the body’s chemistry as well? Dr. Lipton said that it comes down to how the subconscious mind, which contains our deepest beliefs, has been programmed. It is these beliefs that ultimately cast the deciding vote.


“It’s a complex situation,” said Dr. Lipton. People have been programmed to believe that they’re victims and that they have no control. We’re programmed from the start with our mother and father’s beliefs. So, for instance, when we got sick, we were told by our parents that we had to go to the doctor because the doctor is the authority concerning our health. We all got the message throughout childhood that doctors were the authority on health and that we were victims of bodily forces beyond our ability to control. The joke, however, is that people often get better while on the way to the doctor. That’s when the innate ability for self-healing kicks in, another example of the placebo effect.

Mindfulness Practice Specifically Affects Regulatory Pathways


The results of Davidson’s study show a down-regulation of genes that have been implicated in inflammation. The affected genes include the pro-inflammatory genes RIPK2 and COX2 as well as several histone deacetylase (HDAC) genes, which regulate the activity of other genes epigenetically by removing a type of chemical tag. What’s more, the extent to which some of those genes were downregulated was associated with faster cortisol recovery to a social stress test involving an impromptu speech and tasks requiring mental calculations performed in front of an audience and video camera.


Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide.


Perhaps surprisingly, the researchers say, there was no difference in the tested genes between the two groups of people at the start of the study. The observed effects were seen only in the meditators following mindfulness practice. In addition, several other DNA-modifying genes showed no differences between groups, suggesting that the mindfulness practice specifically affected certain regulatory pathways.


The key result is that meditators experienced genetic changes following mindfulness practice that were not seen in the non-meditating group after other quiet activities — an outcome providing proof of principle that mindfulness practice can lead to epigenetic alterations of the genome.


Previous studies in rodents and in people have shown dynamic epigenetic responses to physical stimuli such as stress, diet, or exercise within just a few hours.


“Our genes are quite dynamic in their expression and these results suggest that the calmness of our mind can actually have a potential influence on their expression,” Davidson says.


“The regulation of HDACs and inflammatory pathways may represent some of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential of mindfulness-based interventions,” Kaliman says. “Our findings set the foundation for future studies to further assess meditation strategies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.”


The Tibetan Singing Bowl

Posted on 7 December, 2017 at 23:30 Comments comments (0)

The Tibetan Singing Bowl


Sound is a vibration that resonates with the soul, which can be felt in every cell of our body. Sound has the power to heal not only on a physical level but also on emotional and spiritual levels.


The Tibetan Singing bowls, which are standing bells, rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, that rest on the bottom surface. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce deep and soothing sound.


Traditionally, singing bowls were used throughout Asia as part of Bön (Lhasa dialect, the word bon means ‘religion’ and is the oldest spiritual tradition of Tibet.) and Tantric Buddhist Sadhana. The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation while others say they were magical tools for healing and transformation of self and of matter.


Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra is sung. In Japan and Vietnam, singing bowls are similarly used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time or signal a change in activity. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, relaxation, health care, personal well-being and religious practice.


Our Experience with the Tibetan Singing Bowl: The moment I began to use the singing bowl, I knew it had a deeper purpose, you start off by banging the stick on the side of the bowl, then you rub the stick around the bowl in such a way that you take control of the vibration and by rotating this vibration around the bowl with speed and altitude of the friction you can create different frequencies and sound. But what was more interesting is the way your body reacts to the vibrations that are flowing in through your hand.


The feeling of peace descending through you as you churn the bowl and focus on the sound and the control of the vibrations in your hand. It seems so magical its pretty unbelievable what the bowl can do to you. The Old and the New: Traditionally, antique singing bowls were made of Panchaloga (five metals in Sanskrit), a bronze alloy of copper, tin, zinc and iron and other metals. Antiques often include silver, gold and nickel, they produce multiphonic and polyharmonic overtones which are unique to the antique instruments.


The subtle yet complex multiple harmonic frequencies are a special quality of the high quality bronze alloy. Singing bowls are no longer made in the traditional way and is considered a lost art. Antique singing bowls are highly prized and collected worldwide. Their popularity is due to their fine craftsmanship and remarkable sound.


The aging process seems to improve the tone and centuries old antiques produce an incredibly rich and beautiful sound. While the new singing bowls are made from industrial quality metal, mainly copper and are exported widely from Nepal and India. New singing bowls and crystal bowls do not produce the warm and complex tone of fine antiques. They sound like clear and simple bells, without the warm undertones and bright harmonic overtones for which antiques are famous. 

Third Eye Meditation

Posted on 6 December, 2017 at 6:25 Comments comments (0)


3rd Eye Meditation


Imagine what your life would have been like if you had kept your eyelids shut for your entire lifetime. Your eyes would have worked perfectly and yet your sense of vision would have gone to waste. Similarly, not using your 3rd eye is keeping you in the dark in relation to enjoying the wonders and wisdom of your sense of mystic sight.


Every one of us had our third eye fully open when we were babies. We were effortlessly able to witness the glory of the universe from its subatomic nature to its multi-galactic infiniteness. Through conditioning by our parents, teachers, and peers, we started a process of covering our 3rd eye with layer after layer of illusion. As an example, let’s imagine that at one month of age we were laying in our crib looking at the paisley patterned dance of energy that life is. Our mommy stuck a stuffed doll in front of our face and said, “Look at the piggy, look at the piggy.” We then started the process of recognizing that particular shape and associating it with the label “pig”. We also might have been introduced to the concepts of color, texture, size, and other things. “Baby, look at how pink and fuzzy the nice little piggy doll is.” And this began our habit of replacing direct perception of reality with a perceiving, labeling, reacting physically, emotionally, and mentally process. And we went further and further away from an unfiltered pure experience of living life as it takes place. As we aged, we also added a thought analyzing method of judging, comparing, and commenting on every thing our senses brought our attention to, and we got less and less in touch with Now.


The result of this process is similar to putting shutters on a window. No light comes through and those within can only imagine what is on the other side of the shutters. Unfortunately, this really leaves us in the dark about what is real and what life is really about. Just as you can’t adequately describe an orange to anyone who has never seen the color orange, or has not tasted one, you cannot understand what a 3rd eye vision is like from reading about it, or hearing it described by someone who has them. You will have to experience it first hand. So, the experience of divine perception, astral sight, aura awareness, mystic vision, or whatever other esoteric label you put on it, will remain only a theory until a way is found to actually open the 3rd eye.


Every time you sit in meditation and do the third eye technique, you remove one of the shutters covering your inner window of wisdom. It is often compared to peeling away layers of skin from an onion. This continues until there is nothing left. And in this No-thing, there is everything. And we return to the pure direct perception of the glory and wonders of the universe we beheld as a baby. But now, we have the understanding that only comes with maturity.


The 3rd Eye Meditation Technique


To begin, place yourself in the place and position that you have found to be most advantageous to meditation. Relax your mind, body, and emotions. Command your mind to cease its chatter, your emotions to stay in a serene mode, and your body to not disturb your meditation in any way. Focus your attention to the sound and feeling of your breath coming in and going out. Return to your breath awareness if you witness that you have lost your focus. At no time during your meditation should you chastise yourself about anything. So, for example, if you lose your attention and then realize this, just accept it without commenting. Return your attention to your breath and then continue with your meditation.


Close your eyes. Place your attention on the area between your eyebrows. After a short time, a point of light will present itself in the center of your inner field of vision. Keep your focus there. For some people, it will be beneficial to raise your eyeballs as if you were looking up at about a 25-degree angle. For others, just directing their attention upwards will be easier and less distracting. After some experimentation, go with one of the ways exclusively. In the beginning of 3rd eye practice, it may help to place your thumb at the outer edge of one eye and your middle finger on the outer edge of the other, while placing your index finger at the mid-point between your eyebrows. This gives you a point of focus to place your attention. It also allows you to prevent your eyelids from fluttering. This commonly occurs, and can be distracting until you get used to the sensations that accompany this technique.


Let the light come to you. Be available to be filled. The more you continue practicing this meditation, the more layers of the veil of illusion will peel away and Reality will reveal itself to you. As you perceive the Truth, your understanding of the delusional concept that you are apart from the rest of the universe will lose its grip on you, and the knowledge that you are a part of all and everything will become undeniably apparent. Your chattering mind will eventually dissolve in the unspeakable transcendent light of love that is now and forever within and without you.


Once you stop being locked into viewing reality from just one perspective, you will start to be free from habitual reactivity. 3rd eye experiences put you in that position. You will recognize that nothing more than a show has been playing out before you in what you considered “real life”. And, just like when you are at the theater, you may be interested to some degree with seeing how the plot turns out, but knowing that it is all just a story, you won’t take it any more seriously than a show. The constant anxiety and fear that is attached to a singular ego centered view of life will end and be replaced with the bliss of effortlessly merging and identifying with all of creation.


Once a chick has pecked its way out of its shell, it knows that there is a lot more to life than was within its dark confines. Mother Nature, Grace, then gives the chick strong wings that let it fly to the heavens. The 3rd eye meditation technique has the potential to be the beak you use to break out of your shell, as well as the wings to transport you to the infinite, eternal, universal divine reality that is your birthright. 

Seven Ways Music Benefits your Health

Posted on 4 December, 2017 at 6:45 Comments comments (0)

Seven Ways Music Benefits your Health


“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel


I remember the time I gave birth to our son, the doctor played some relaxing, soothing tunes that helped ease the process of giving natural birth. Music can have dramatic effect on the human mind and the spirit, no matter your condition. From reducing stress levels, to elevating your current state of consciousness, or taking you in a state of trance – it opens the doors to newer dimensions – dimensions which can only be accessed in a certain state of mind.


Music seems to be part of our biological heritage, because infants have excellent musical abilities, that’s why many to-be mothers sing to their unborn child, because they respond/dance to different types of music. No human culture on earth has ever lived without it: Music has been used across different cultures for healing purpose.


In ancient Greece, music was used to ease stress, promote sleep, and soothe pain. Native Americans and Africans used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals, like the shamans. Even the Chinese character for medicine includes the character for music. Music and healing goes hand in hand.


Lets see the effect music can have on a physical/ mental and psychological level – Early music training benefits a child’s development.


1) Improves your visual and verbal skills Early music education stimulates a child’s brain, leading to improved performance in verbal intelligence. This was suggested in a study among 4-to 6-year-olds who received only one month of musical training. It included training in rhythm, pitch, melody, voice and basic musical concepts, and this proved to have a “transfer effect,” enhancing their ability to understand words and explain their meaning. Another study among 8 to 11-year-olds found that those who had extra-curricular music classes, developed higher verbal IQ, and visual abilities, in comparison to those with no musical training. Even one-year-old babies who participate in interactive music classes with their parents smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music. The four ways sound affects us.


2) Affects the heartbeat, pulse rate and blood pressure Music strengthens the heart and improve the recovery of patients suffering from heart disease As Nietzsche, said, ‘We listen to music with our muscles.’ Studies have proved that music can not only strengthen the heart but also improve the recovery of patients suffering from heart disease.


No matter the genre of music, listening to one’s favorite music releases endorphins in the brain that improves the vascular health. (Opera, classical and other types of ‘joyful’ music were more likely to stimulate endorphins as opposed to heavy metal) At Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, men and women who listened to music soon after undergoing cardiac surgery were less anxious and reported having less pain than those who just rested quietly.


At Massachusetts General Hospital, a nurse-led team found that heart patients confined to bed who listened to music for 30 minutes had lower blood pressure, slower heart rates, and less distress than those who didn’t listen to music. The rhythm, the melody and harmony, all play a role in the emotional and cardiovascular response.


3) Improves sleep quality in students Young or old, we all face sleep problems, in some cases, regularly, in other cases, when we’ve had an overactive day. Listening to soft music is indeed relaxing, hence improving the quality of your sleep. Research shows that music can help reduce several factors known to interfere with sleep (including stress and anxiety), promote physical changes that support more restful sleep (such as lowered heart and respiratory rates), and aid in treatment of Insomnia.


4) Makes you Happier Music affects our emotional state, making you feel happy, ecstatic or even sad. According to a study, your brain releases dopamine, a feel-good chemical, when you listen to tunes that move you. Sometimes you also experience feeling of shivers or chills while listening to a particular track, this shows that brain releases large amount of dopamine, that gives you happiness and pleasure.


So listening to music gives us the same hit of happiness that we would get from a piece of chocolate, sex or drugs. While another study shows that Music with a quick tempo in a major key, brought about all the physical changes associated with happiness in listeners. In contrast, a slow tempo and minor key led to sadness. Without music, life would be a mistake. ~ Nietzsche Even when we listen to happy music with the intention to feel happy, it always works as opposed to simply listening to music without attempting to alter our mood.


5) Boosts your immune system and reduce Pain Music has been found to reduce the levels of stress hormone, cortisol, which can weaken the immune system and is responsible for many illnesses. If you like to dance to uplifting music, then you are definitely on a path to better health. Scientists found that after listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in participants’ bodies increased. Different types of music might have different effect, but it also depends on your personal preference and what tunes resonate with your soul. What resonates with the spirit, does have a healing effect.


6) Reduces Depression and Anxiety Listening to music has much more effect on the human mind and psyche. Researchers say that it can help ease anxiety among cancer patients, have positive effects on their mood, pain and improve quality of life. Researchers from Drexel University found that cancer patients who either listened to music or worked with a music therapist experienced a reduction in anxiety, had better blood pressure levels and improved moods.


7) Keeps an aging brain healthy Having musical training could help keep the brain healthy as people grow older. Any kind of musical activity in life serves as a challenging cognitive exercise, making your brain sharper and more capable of dealing with challenges of aging. Even someone with brain damage or dementia can recover memories through listening to music. It is ingrained in our deepest core of being, no matter the language, the sound and the rhythm resonates deep within. Like Kahlil Gibran puts it, “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”  

10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence

Posted on 4 December, 2017 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)

10 Power Mantras To Build Self-Confidence


Maybe you can relate: you’re cruising along in life doing the best you can, working on making things happen. And BAM, you’re stung by a negative comment, a judgmental friend or a rude stranger. Welcome to the hater zone!


Haters seem to spring up when we try to do a great job. A critic of your parenting skills, your relationship status (or lack thereof), how you dress, where you live or your weight. At the end of all the haters’ catcalls is an invitation to low self-esteem and self-loathing-ville.


Haters can affect us in two ways. They may creep out and attack us for things we're doing or sharing. Or the idea of them can prevent us from moving forward and expressing our true selves. Both are detrimental to our spirit.


Many of my life coaching clients express their fear of moving forward because of what haters might say or do. If they publish the book, or leave the job in corporate, what will those around them think?


Ask yourself if you're actually allowing what people could say to stop you from following your own heart. Recognize that haters can’t get to us when we feel confident and self-assured. The best way to avoid feeling victimized by the string of negativity is to improve your relationship with yourself.


Here are powerful reminders from my book, Find Your Happy, that can help you gain confidence and feel secure.


10 Mantras To Build Self-Confidence


1. Confidence comes through action.


2. The only approval you need is your own.


3. The fastest way to improve self-confidence is to do the exact thing you fear.


4. Accept everything you are — and aren’t. That is true happiness.


5. At the end of the day, what matters most is how you see yourself.


6. What others say is a reflection of them, not you.


7. You are good enough.


8. It isn't who you are that holds you back; it's who you think you aren't.


9. No one can make you feel unworthy without your permission.


10. There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be your true self. You matter.

6 Reasons To Do Yoga

Posted on 3 December, 2017 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)


6 Reasons to do Yoga

That Have Nothing to do with Losing Weight

After the passing of yoga guru BKS Iyengar we look at the legacy he leaves behind. Iyengar helped bring yoga to the West and inspired an international community of yogis. Iyengar knew that yoga was for everyone – that no physical or mental limitation could hold you back. He created his own unique practice that is very diverse in the type of sequences that are done, even from day to day. Depending on why you are practicing or why you want to practice yoga, there is a style that is right for you and your body. Regardless if you swear by Bikram or are a Hatha flow junkie, there are some benefits that every form of practice brings us — and they have nothing to do with losing weight.

Helps you Live in the Present

Yoga helps us focus on the present and become more aware of our body and its place in the world around us. As we go through the sequence position by position we move through time moment to moment, drawing our attention to the task at hand. To be able to complete an asana correctly we need to focus on our breath and the form of our body. If the mind wanders, we fall out of form and need to begin again.

Relieves Stress and Promotes Sleep

Yoga employs many relaxation techniques, which with regular practice can make you calmer over time. A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed insomniacs fell asleep 15 minutes faster and slept an hour longer each night after two months of doing a 45-minute series of yoga poses daily before bed. Researchers speculate that regular yoga practice helped people relax, making it easier to turn-off at night. Daily training aids in focusing the mind on stillness and will teach you how to consciously quiet your mind whenever you feel overwhelmed.

Supports Immunity

Regular exercise and healthy relaxation practices have been shown to benefit immunity, increasing our resistance against seasonal illness and harmful invaders. Yoga specifically has been shown to support the immune system, even after one session. One study showed that yoga practice helped to increase the expression of specific genes related to immune function. It’s also a great exercise for supporting immunity during the winter, as it can be done at home in your pajamas!

Improves Circulation and Breathing

The way we breathe can affect our overall health and well-being, but it isn’t something many of us even think about. Yogic asanas and breathing exercises facilitate blood flow to every single part of the body. The heart pumps oxygenated blood to every cell and simultaneously brings de-oxygenated blood back to the heart for oxygenation.

Improves Flexibility and Prevents Injuries

Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Over time however, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making difficult poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.

Gives you Inner Peace

Yogis are encouraged to meet their body where it is on any particular day. We are unable to force our bodies to move without the risk of injuring ourselves, therefore we have to relinquish all control. In the yoga studio the only competition we find is with ourselves. It is these meditative aspects of yoga that help many reach a deeper, more spiritual and liberating place in their lives.


There are many practices of yoga and there are many reasons to practice. September is National Yoga Month. Visit here to find free classes and events in your area.



Your Auras Energy

Posted on 29 November, 2017 at 3:30 Comments comments (0)

Your Auras Energy


Energy is a word from which most people draw the definition of electricity, gas or some other form of power to produce movement or change. In the context in which we use it here, these definitions really aren’t that far off from how practitioners like me would describe or explain energy. But what is an aura, you ask? Simply put, your aura is the space surrounding your physical being; it extends outward and upward and is approximately the length of your arms. You might refer to your aura as your own personal airspace, and you are the flight commander with regard to what gets in and what doesn’t.


We all understand as humans that we are walking energy sources. The heat we produce keeps us warm when the air is cool, and the sweat we produce when the air is too warm functions similarly. Our metabolism is a form of energy that uses the food we consume as its fuel, and we carry a certain amount of electricity in our bodies. The electricity can affect our heart rates, breathing rates and CranioSacral rhythms. Add electricity from an outside source – you know, when you shuffle your socked feet on the carpet and “zap” your friend or sibling — and a few things can occur: your heart can actually stop or go out of normal rhythm. More likely, however, nothing at all will happen except your friend becomes focused on getting you back.


Your aura takes on this energy. Depending on what emotional state you are currently experiencing, your aura will transform itself into a color that matches the emotion. Additionally, our auras can become something of a “collection site” for energy that may or may not be useful for us. This means that as we have interactions with another individuals, we also exchange energy. This can be via physical means such as hugging or even something as simple as walking by a stranger and brushing shoulders. Additionally, the energy exchange can be both conscious or sub-conscious communication between you and another person. These energy exchanges can actually leave residual pieces of themselves behind that get “caught” in your aura or energy field. At that point you have taken on energy that’s not yours to take; but because it’s now residing in your aura, you can be affected by it. The effect can be good, not so good and indifferent.


Previously we described you as the flight commander of your aura. You might wonder, “If I didn’t agree to the energy staying, why is it staying?” Did you miss the statement about the exchange of energy being conscious or subconscious? That is key. When we take on energy from another that is not ours and of which we are not consciously aware, it’s because we have subconsciously agreed to do so. Why? That’s a great question, and only you are able to answer the “why” question when the time comes.


Take comfort in knowing that there is a reason — a very good reason: you have chosen to take on the energy. Remember that we are not always privy to the “why” at the time of discovery, and it may take years before we know the truth behind the “why.” It comes down to trusting it all is happening as it should, when it should and why it should.


Your first step is to learn how to read or feel your own energy field. This comes with practice and a little self trust.

Also see: How to See Your Aura: Tips and Tricks!


You can learn to read your own aura by sitting in a quiet setting where you will not be disturbed and closing your eyes. Remember that this does take practice, but all have the ability to do it. As you’re sitting comfortably, extend your hands out and gently move them around your body slowly as you feel the air. What do you feel? Is it heavy? Light? Can you sense if there are any colors associated with the air? Continue to do this for about five minutes.


Related: How to Read Auras: What is the Meaning of Each Color?


When done, write down whatever thoughts, feelings and images that came to you. I suggest my clients repeat this daily for two weeks. After they’ve completed a two-week period of the daily five-minute exercise, I ask them to review their notes and see what commonalities they find. By taking notes, you are creating your own language or dictionary of understanding with your aura.


Next you will want to create a mental reminder note in place so that when you have had an exchange with another individual you repeat the above five-minute exercise to see what might be different in your airspace. Try to do this after you’ve have a wonderful experience, a not-so-wonderful experience and a general “how are you” experience. Begin to feel the difference in your energy field after each type of exchange. What you notice may surprise you.


The times when your field seems heavy provide great opportunities to clear your airspace. You can clear it by using mental imagery. This again will take practice, but you are more than capable — so trust yourself. I explain to my clients to imagine they have a beautiful art brush in their hand with a bucket filled with a warm, golden-white paint. With your eyes closed, begin to see yourself painting your airspace with this beautiful paint. When you are done painting, take a few moments to feel the space again. Has it changed? If you sense it’s better than before, you have successfully cleared your aura. If not — and in some cases it take a few coats of paint to clear — then repeat the process until you feel your space has improved.


The energy of your aura is personal to you. There are many wonderful individuals and tools available to support your learning to read your own aura, and I encourage you to expand your knowledge base.


Until next time, embrace your inner wisdom. 

The Legend of the Crystal Skulls

Posted on 26 November, 2017 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

The Legend of the Crystal Skulls 


Alrighty… where to begin. 


The other day I wrote an article about a new emerging technology… or perhaps, a re-emerging ancient technology which many pointed out to me upon posting the article. The article was about a new kind of Crystal Storage, moving nano-particles around inside a sheet of Clear Quartz Glass, which allowed for storage to last up to 300 Million+ years. That’s a big deal. 


If you missed it, and want to dive in, you can read that article here. But today, we’ve got bigger fish to fry. Upon posting this previous post on facebook, the comments erupted in amazing speculation about the Crystal Skulls. I like where everyone’s mind is at  

The Crystal Skulls  

You’ve heard the tales. The legend of the Crystal Skull is the tale of our Ancient Ancestors using Crystal Technology to store memories, understandings, and even pure Consciousness itself, in a Pure Quartz Crystal Skull. Every thousand years, for the past 13 thousand years, there have been stories that a new Crystal Skull was created by the indigenous descendants of the Atlanteans. 


I don’t know about my math, but that would mean that we are living in the time when the 13th Crystal Skull is emerging, and perhaps even has emerged.  

Almost 2 years ago, a young boy I was parading across the country on a road trip with my compadre’s, we stumbled across a small metaphysical shop in Mount Shasta, and met a woman who claimed to own the 13th crystal skull. No joke.


The woman told us her incredible tales, and then we whisked away on further adventures, and to this day. I haven’t returned… What can I say? I’ve been incredibly busy, not to mention flat broke.


What is particularly exciting however, is when we take this ancient ideas about crystals and memories, and combine them with our new technology that we as a species are now beginning to develop. The ability to read and write to data in a piece of Quartz Crystal! Imagine what we could do with that. 



With that technology and some proper development (and of course, the right intentions) we can actually use our computer technology to open up the mind of the crystal skulls for the world to behold! We can unlock the mysteries of these crystal skulls, once and for all. 


Some might argue the moral implications of such an endeavor. I understand that, In fact, i’m feeling it too as I write this. It’s a fear that says “Shouldn’t we be able to just connect with the Skulls through our minds, rather than our external technology?” 


I get that, and as I write this i’m feeling that perhaps it doesn’t have to be one or the other, perhaps it can be both. With the right intentions, we can use technology for the good of all mankind. It doesn’t have to end up like iRobot or Terminator – We can balance our awareness and love in both the internal, and the external world. 


Besides, a Crystal Skull is nothing more than an external technology too, isn’t it? 


It may take some time, and it may take some effort, but I believe we can do it, and we are the ones to do it. That’s what the spirit centers are for, am I right?

What secrets and insights do you believe the Crystal Skulls hold? Post your thoughts below, and don’t forget to share this with your friends! 


With love,



7 Things Parents Should Tell Their Kids Every Day

Posted on 23 November, 2017 at 7:05 Comments comments (0)


7 Things Parents Should Tell Their Kids Every Day


There are many ways to say “I love you” to your children, without actually uttering those three small-but-mighty words. Below are my seven favorite alternatives, which also double-duty as “Empowering Life Philosophies” for raising kids who feel resilient — kids who feel deep inside themselves that they have what it takes to bounce back from life’s assorted (and sordid!) challenges.


After all, let’s face it. No matter how hard we all try to travel a bump-free path to happiness, life will always present its share of surprise potholes.


I don't literally mean to literally say each one of these 7 things every single day. Switch 'em up. Sprinkle them into your day.


1. “I believe in you.”


I've told my 3-year-old son, Ari, “I believe in you” so frequently, that he’s started to boomerang these words right back at me.

Funny example: The other day I was ransacking our apartment for my keys. I collapsed on the sofa, frustrated because I couldn’t find them. Suddenly I felt a tug, tug, tug on my yoga pants. It was Ari.


“Mommy,” he says, “I know you can find your keys. I believe in you.”

His words were just the booster shot of adrenaline I needed to stand up and try pulling the sofa away from the wall for a quick peek behind it. Eureka! I found my lost keys!


Yep! I greatly believe in the propulsion power of “I believe in you!”


2. “Never give up.”


Actually, when I say these words to my son, I say them three times in a row, in a silly, exaggerated, Winston-Churchill-type voice: “Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!”


This makes Ari giggle. And laughter is a great stress reliever, which continues to move him forward.


Recently, however, I realized these words need an important addendum. My son and I were putting together a Spiderman puzzle. Ari kept trying to squeeze the wrong puzzle piece into an empty puzzle space — while repeating: “Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!”


I corrected him by saying: “Never give up! Never give up! Never give up! Unless of course you’re doing something which might be wrong — then you need to stop, think and come up with a new strategy!”


“A new strategy?” he asked.

“Yes,” I said, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. If nothing changes, nothing changes. So … you need to look for a new way of doing it, a new strategy, to get new results.”


Ari now recognizes the importance of never giving up, while also being open to seeking new strategies.


3. “Practice is how we learn.”


This phrase reminds Ari not to be upset at himself for slip-ups and downfalls. I like to say this not only during a challenging activity, but also before, as a warmly worded warm up.


4. "Every expert started out as a beginner — just like you."

I feel it’s essential to remind Ari that people who are awesome at something didn’t start off awesome.


I want my son to grow up knowing that it’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to fail. It’s OK to struggle. What’s not OK is to think that mistakes, failure and struggle are permanent states of being! They’re simply a bridge you need to keep traveling across to get yourself to “The Land of Awesome.” I want my son to grow up knowing that persistence, patience and effort are all far more important than perfection.


5. “Failure is not an option.


”I received this mantra via one of Ari’s talking ninja toys. When I first heard the toy utter this phrase, I said: “OOOooooooh I love this toy! Failure is not an option! That’s a good one!”


Ari and I then talked a bit about what this phrase means, things like: keep on trying, learn from everything, don't view it as "failure" but as "fullure" — "full" of lessons and insights to learn so you can try again with a new strategy and lots. So failure is never an option. One’s options are: learning, growing, letting it go, loving oneself for trying, and trying again!


Now whenever Ari is having trouble doing something, he’ll Ninja-Up and announce: “Failure is not an option!” Thanks to this phrase, Ari has become better and better at learning to read books!


6. “You gotta learn from every oopsy and ouchie.”


Each time Ari spills something, breaks something, drops something, kicks something, hurts something — I repeat for him this same little verbal ditty: “You gotta learn from every oopsy and ouchie.” I then ask him to specifically tell me what he learned from whatever the oopsy or ouchie might be — and we talk it through.


I let him know we all make oopsies and ouchies. We just have to try not to make the same oopsy or ouchie more than once.


7. “You are safe and loved.”


I recently added this phrase into my “Resiliency Words Tool Kit” after doing a hypnosis session with my friend. She was trying to put me into a relaxed emotional state. Her strategy? She asked me to remember a time in my childhood when I felt safe and loved. Hoo boy! As soon as she requested this, I tensed up instead of calming down! I couldn’t remember a clear, definitive time in my childhood where I felt safe and loved.


Afterward I thought about how important it is to raise kids to feel safe and loved. It bolsters their self-esteem and encourages courage.


I’ve now added the words “You are safe and loved!” into my goodnight ritual for my son. I whisper these words softly in his ear before he drifts off to sleep. “You are safe and loved.” I truly hope this quiet whisper creates a loud, infinite echo which lasts him long into adulthood.