5 09, 2017

Awareness Creates Change

When you feel anxious, worried, scared, angry, etc. have you ever stopped to notice where in your physical body you feel something?  When your mind is blocked in a manner of speaking you can actually feel the “pinching off” of energy somewhere in your body.  Case in point, you hear a sound in your home when nobody else is home and you feel a tightness in your gut or a pounding of your heart.  Those are easy to recognize, but what about noticing when someone you don’t care for walks into the room?  Chances are if you are still enough you will notice somewhere in your body you are pinching off the energy flow of an area.  Now we could talk about this in terms of chakras, but that word alone will normally lose some of you.  No, I am not airy fairy in anyway, nor am I likely to break out into a rain dance anytime soon….so let’s just discuss this in terms of body parts and keep that flow open shall we?  When I am preparing to have a talk with someone who normally causes me stress I notice that I brace for it physically.  I clench my jaw to avoid displaying anger.  When I hear sad or upsetting news, I notice that I squeeze my sinuses almost in preparation for crying.  After the stressful situation passes, I am normally stuck with a headache and stiff neck from clenching my jaw, as if I was holding my tongue to keep from yelling.

Now, play with me a little on this one….What do you feel and where do you feel it?  Think about someone, someplace or something you have negative thoughts or emotions about.  Where in your body is that coming from?  (Don’t say your mind!)  Be still… listen quietly within for a moment and identify where and what you feel.  Is it a tightening?, a clenching? Is it caught in your throat?

Next question……What does this remind you of in your childhood?  Maybe your conscious thoughts are not allowing you to access this information.  Try writing it down instead.   This queasy feeling in my stomach reminds me of……………….

Once you start writing, the thoughts will flow and you can continue writing about the whys and the hows of the situation in your past.

The reason this exercise is so cathartic is that once you bring the subconscious into your awareness, it isn’t running the show anymore.

Be a witness to what your mind is doing.  Recognize when your subconscious programming is running the show.  Once you recognize this, you can change your thoughts to those which better serve you.  The more you can out these blindspots, the easier it is to manage your life.

When you are running your life from your past through subconscious programming, you expect a certain outcome.  You will get what you expect.  It works that way.  There’s no way around it.  Expect someone to behave badly and most times they will accommodate you.

At our alternative medicine Coeur d’Alene office and alternative medicine Tempe office, we offer Crossinology Brain Integration Technique to help remove those subconscious anchors you may be struggling with.

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1 02, 2017

Neurological issues can be from gut issues!

11 09, 2015

Vulnerability……it’s not a four letter word!

A mentor of mine told me that the missing piece for me in my own personal development was vulnerability. As I listened to what she said, I couldn’t wrap my head around the concept.

Certainly I WAS vulnerable already……I go out in public a lot. I talk to people everyday. I walk alone at night…..That’s vulnerable right? heck, I’m married, I’m a parent! yeah……I’ve got this vulnerability thing covered! She very politely listened to my rationalizing and justifying. I realize now that she was probably smiling and rolling her eyes at this point. At least she didn’t laugh out loud.

She explained that I had one last block in my flow that I needed to let go of in order to fulfill my life’s purpose. She implored me to ponder it and then practice being vulnerable and showing up fully by asking questions that I didn’t already know the answer to. yikes! That was NOT something I could even conceive of doing.

She told me to practice just putting myself out there honestly by asking for what I wanted and relinquishing any attachment to the outcome…….In other words risk hearing the word “no”, risk getting my feelings hurt and risk failing? again yikes! not something I really wanted to practice.

Suddenly I had visions of walking around exposed and naked. The story of the Emperor’s clothes came to mind and I cringed. Asking me to forget a lifetime of hurt and shed all of that protection I had spent years knitting around myself? I was wearing garments for protection that were constructed from scars that formed over past hurts. It was a lot of work creating all that protection and now she was telling me that in order to get what I wanted I had to show up without my protection?……..ugh!

I know better than to ignore sound advice, but like the cobbler who doesn’t take the time to make shoes for himself, us practitioners in the healing field often forget to attend to our own needs.

As always happens, someone out in the world recently showed up in my life for the distinct purpose of reflecting back an area of my life that I need to grow in….. There’s that conversation replaying in my head between my mentor and I about showing up fully and embracing vulnerability…..actually leaning into the discomfort of it.

In my practice I talk about letting go in order to receive. I advise people everyday to look around themselves to see what is showing up because other people are a reflection of what is inside ourselves. People come into our lives like big mirrors to teach us insight whether they realize it or not.

You know that moment when the steam clears and you see yourself clearly in the mirror? Tonight my reflection spoke that V word in conversation as if it was a compromised condition; a weakened state and I saw that suit of scars reflecting back at me, keeping me bound and from living life in the flow. The block in my flow system was that darn self protection I was STILL wearing! It really wasn’t a pretty to see. I looked away….

Again, people come into our lives to show us things……

Life has presented challenges lately and I’ve been retreating a little at times to lick my wounds. Before I went to sleep tonight I asked God to dissolve any blocks in my flow that were still present and to show me clearly what they were. God is a prankster at times and tonight I was awakened at midnight with a feeling of joy realizing that block I had around vulnerability just dissolved. Yeah….my aha moment came at midnight.

I woke up happy that I had felt hurt because it meant that I had been fully present and vulnerable. I’m okay with that.

Now I ask you…..Are you showing up fully in your life? If not, what is blocking that process for you?

4 06, 2015

Resentment is Emotional Cancer

Anyone who has heard me speak knows that I always start by telling people trying to heal that the first step is letting go.  In the physical body that means that the first step toward healing involves detoxing any area of the body where there is a block in the flow system.  The body is simply not designed to heal if the toxin is still present.  The body will create some heat to push it out first.  Think of a fever, a rash, a cough.  All are expressions of the body pushing out toxins.  If it does not have what it needs to create the force to drive the toxin from the body, then it will isolate it, encapsulate it, and essentially store it somewhere.  If the toxin is left long enough in the body, it will begin to degenerate the area it is stored, damage tissue and eventually turn into something deadly like that ugly big C word.

Emotional toxins work the same way!  Think of the emotion of disappointment.  Not much of an emotion itself but how do most people express disappointment?  Instead of recognizing disappointment for what it is and simply expressing it, they hold it in and it comes out as anger or it shows up as sadness, loss of joy.  Add enough unexpressed disappointments to any relationship or situation and you will see resentment building inside.

Just like the body needs to detox from physical toxins, it also needs to detox from energetic toxins.

Every wellness plan begins with a good cleaning!  Out with the old to make room for the new!

Start a Negativity DETOX today.   To be thorough you want to detox

  • Negative Emotions
  • Negative Thought Patterns
  • Negative Behavioral Patterns

The first step is awareness.  As you look at the three areas listed above, does something immediately jump out at you?  There is a reason one or more of these resonated with you. That is where you start because that is what you struggle with the most.

Starting right now, when a negative emotion, thought, or behavior begins to show its ugly head I want you to stop right there.  Next, verbally say aloud to yourself the exact opposite of what you were going to say or think.  For example “I really need to lose weight!” as you walk by a mirror.  Stop at that mirror and say to yourself ” I accept and love myself the way I am”.  When the thought arises to assume a negative outcome ie: “Things don’t work out well for me in that area” replace that thought with verbally saying aloud to yourself “Things work out the way they are supposed to for my better good”.  You get the idea.

By actively replacing the negative with positive affirmative emotions, thoughts and actions you are gently detoxing yourself.  Detoxing takes time and should be slightly uncomfortable but not painful.  Be gentle on yourself……no scolding or criticism.  It takes time to develop new habits.   Comment and let me know how you do!

2 06, 2015

Suffering from brain-fog, depression, or irritability?

How many of you are suffering from brain-fog, depression, or irritability?

You could have heavy metal toxicity and not know it!

In my practice I see people for many reasons. You’d be surprised to learn that heavy metal poisoning can be the source of many cognitive and emotional problems. Add Candida to the mix because that’s the body’s response to try to “absorb” metals that it cannot push out, and you’ve got double trouble.  If you’re unfortunate enough to have heavy metal toxicity in the brain, it will not show up in conventional testing methods.

Heavy metals can be found in contaminated food, industrial & medical waste, vaccines, antiperspirants, drinking water (in certain areas of the country) and beauty products as well as environmental pollutants.

Here are just a few possible symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity

• Recurring infections – Since heavy metals displace important vitamins and minerals in the body – especially zinc, the immune system weakens, which effectively sets the stage for infections, cancer and chronic disease.

• Neurological disorders – Alzheimer’s, ADHD, autism, aggression, epilepsy, memory loss, developmental delays, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia and migraines all can have roots in heavy metal toxicity.

• Sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) – If your cells contain even traces of heavy metals, your body will attract electrical frequencies like a lightning rod. In short, the more your body contains heavy metals, the more you’ll have health problems with EMFs.

• Heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease – Research suggests high levels of lead in the blood contribute to artery-clogging plaque – leading to elevated blood pressure and heart disease, while airborne particulates of mercury encourage heart arrhythmia.

• Other indicators of heavy metals in your body can include migraines and headaches, dark circles under the eyes, muscle tremors, sensitive teeth, inability to lose weight, acne, parasites, low body temperature, metallic taste in the mouth and chemical sensitivities to smells like smoke, paint fumes and perfumes. “Do you like the smell of Pinesol? gasoline?” These are questions I ask every client.

The typical way you’ve probably heard about to test for heavy metals in the body is hair mineral analysis or urine analysis. If the heavy metals have crossed the blood brain barrier then their presence will not show up in conventional tests. This is why it is critical to have yourself tested with someone skilled in autonomic response testing. Why risk walking around with a time bomb inside of your cells?

During the month of June 2015 I will be running a screening day every Wednesday of the month. For $99 you can come in and be screened for heavy metals, candida, and chemical toxins present in your cells. Appointments require advance booking. My office has a complete naturopathic pharmacy on site for your convenience.