Posts Tagged ‘therapies’
The students that committed suicide at the colleges where I taught were always the brightest stars, known for being happy, and helpful to others. People were always shocked when they chose suicide.
America worships ‘happy’ and ‘positive attitude.’ What is our aversion to the so-called ‘negative’? Why are we rejected for being a ‘downer’?
If a person is truly happy and content from the inside out, someone else’s upset mood, depression or anxiety will not affect you! People react badly to ‘negativity’ because it stirs up their own unresolved issues. It makes them feel their unresolved issues. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the time of the ancients, the use of salt (halos in Greek) was widespread for its healing properties. In our modern era, spending time in salt caves (speleos) are becoming popular as therapy. What can this accomplish for us?
Humankind evolved from the oceans; we have a natural connection to the sea and its properties. Since most of us are not in close proximity to the water, a salt cave in a landlocked area can offer a variety of healing properties. These caves are the remnants of inland seas from millions of years ago.
Salt caves, as individual micro-climates, are balanced chemically and harbor few, if any, allergens. This offers an ideal environment to recuperate for persons suffering from chronic allergies, respiratory ailments, or bronchitis. Think about the properties of a simple salt lamp, then imagine being surrounded by a large room of one of nature’s most beneficial substances. Read the rest of this entry »
My injuries were so severe that I needed ongoing support as I healed. I was sent from the second hospital to a long-term convalescent care facility, located within a nursing home in another city, in order to recuperate for an additional three months.
On my first day in the nursing home, a wonderful woman came into my room with a message from spirit. She was a member of the cleaning staff and she asked me point-blank why I thought I was there. When she saw my confusion, she answered her own question by telling me that I looked like a workaholic to her so she felt that my accident had been sent to slow me down. Read the rest of this entry »
If you were to enter my garden in England, one of the first things your eyes may be drawn to is a gorgeous hanging basket full of purple petunias. I put it there for several reasons, and not just to gaze upon its beauty. No, it hangs where it hangs because of how it makes me feel.
Flowers are metaphysically powerful and can assist you in obtaining emotional and spiritual well-being. My purple petunias make me feel motivated and brimming with wellness. Okay, this may seem like a bold statement, but flowers truly are magical in that they can help enhance your productivity, overall happiness, soothe any sensitivity in your life and help to motivate you at the same time. And yes, they can do this for you by just looking at them. Read the rest of this entry »
Carnelian is a part of the Agate family and a form of Chalcedony, the gemological term used for all types of quartz in cryptocrystalline form. It can be red, orange, and red-brown and has both the properties of Agate and Chalcedony.
Agate is effective in balancing the yin and yang energies. It stabilizes the aura and gives a cleansing effect. It transforms and eliminates negativity. Agate further increases analytical abilities and precision and awakens natural talents. It creates inspiration from, and connection with entities in the spirit world.
Chalcedony is part of the quartz family. It is traditionally used as a sacred stone by Native Americans and is good in balancing energies of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Chalcedony represents good will, while decreasing hostility, sadness, or depression. It also increases receptivity, responsiveness, and giving. Read the rest of this entry »
I have heard disturbing stories of metaphysical gurus and spiritual teachers sexually exploiting their followers or people under their care. This raises questions around the ethics of being in a helping profession, and also how to be on the receiving end of such help or support. Is the spiritual community paying enough attention to red flags and boundaries?
When do we set boundaries? One does not want to be too paranoid, however waiting too long might send the wrong message, like “your behavior is okay.” We want the help, but sometimes the price we are asked to pay is not so clear. I shall explore the intricacies, the dance, of this aspect of a helping relationship through the narrative below. Read the rest of this entry »
I have struggled with depression for many years. I used to have highs and lows. During the highs I was invincible, untouchable and successful. Everything I touched seemed to turn to gold (in my mind). My personal appearance would be well-manicured, my house immaculate, gourmet meals were served for breakfast lunch and dinner. I would start new businesses, for having a husband, two children and a full-time shift job was not enough.
I launched these businesses with great success while on my emotional highs. Money excited me – not other people’s money, but the money I was able to make during these manic bouts. I loved it and loathed it all at the same time. I barely needed to sleep. I would spend lavishly on those I loved. Read the rest of this entry »
Casa days are considered “high intensity” days, because this is what you have truly come here for, to be bathed in the vibrational frequency of the Casa Entities through the physical being known as John of God. The Casa Entities are everywhere and present daily, but only Medium João (John of God) is in full-swing on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week.
The other days of the week he might be seen milling around the town and engaging with the other visitors. It is said that Medium João constantly moves in and out of deep trance so you never know if you meet up with him if he is “in Entity” form or actually himself. Those who have known him long can easily tell, but most of the travelers are quite unaware.
So on this day, Wednesday, in our second week here, I had encouraged my group to join me for breakfast and walk to the Casa together. It is a nice ritual and a great way to come together and heal as a group energy, as well as individually. Read the rest of this entry »