Ritual Detox

Last Wednesday at sunset was the beginning of the Jewish New Year “Rosh Hashanah” (it literally it means “head of the year”) This day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Traditionally eating apples dipped in honey to evoke a “sweet new year”.

This holiday coincides with the fall harvest in the northern hemisphere. It's a time to be thankful for who we are, what we have, and the people in our lives. Whenever we have a seasonal change no matter if its summer, winter, spring or fall our internal clock needs to be reset. One of the ways I like to do that is by doing a ritual fast from all food for two or three days. Fasting is one of the keys to internal purification.

We are exposed to chemicals in the air and water daily and as times goes buy our body accumulates more and more toxins. All those inorganic chemicals must be passed out of your body or they can cause great damage to your health and wellbeing. I have found over the years a short fast will give your digestive system a rest and help to detox you from all those unhealthy foods that you ingest and help to clear out those chemicals that you have been exposed to. By fasting we give our bodies a physiological rest as well. This rest builds Qi and the more Qi we have, the more toxins are going to be eliminated from the body to help keep it clean, pure, and healthy.

If you can imagine for a moment that you have a garbage can in your backyard, everyday you throw more and more garbage into the can; ever it will fill up and you will attract bugs and rodents. You may poison the air around to eliminate the pests, but eventually they will come back. It is the same when you take antibiotics. You are covering up the problem and not eliminating it. If you want to eliminate the pests, you have to clean up the garbage. In our bodies we have to detox to eliminate the toxins and there before we can eliminate the disease.

Exercise is also very important in keeping the energies of the body following smoothly. I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth, and Happiness.

PS When we fast, we clear our body, mind, and spirit of toxic waste. When you add the Qigong exercises you increase your chances of staying in your body for a long, long, long time without any Dis Ease.

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Are You Present During Your Rehab Process?

Today I want to talk about something that is pretty fun. Are you present during your rehabilitation process? This is a fun topic for me, because you can interpret this in many different ways. So what does being present mean?

When you go to someone to get help, do not just sit there and zone out. This will not help you and you will not get much out of the session. However, if you walk side by side with them, you are going to start learning what your body is really doing. This is because you are paying attention to what is happening. To be present, you have to stop everything. For example, when you go to a massage therapist and you go to sit down on the table, clear out all the noise. You need to pause and then listen to what is going on. Then clarify by paying attention to what your massage therapist is doing. How does it feel as your muscles are being worked on? Trust your body and what you are doing to be present. When you are running outside, stop all the distractive noise. It is you time. Listen to what's really happening. How does your knee feel like it's running? Then clarify by seeing how it needs to move instead. Finally, trust your body to take you to through that process. You will be surprised how just that thought change will shift the way you feel. This applies to all rehabilitation processes.

No longer can you solely depend on someone for improving yourself, you need to be part of the process by being present. This is because the body is designed to defend itself against anything external. So be present on what's happening and keep an active role. Do not ever let anyone take your power away, because then you are diminishing your self-worth. That's not worth it, because then your body is going to give up. Remember this: whatever you tell yourself – is right. If you think someone else needs to fix your pain, then someone else will need to fix your pain. Yet if you think you can improve by yourself with some assistance, then this different type of thinking will change your attitude. So please stay present during your rehabilitative process. If you liked this tip, please share it to others. This is important in getting people to look inside to see what it is they need help with.

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Using NLP Therapy to Treat IBS

NLP therapy is a technique used to treat a number of disorders and afflictions. It focuses on integrating the unconscious mind with one's own, conscious thoughts. In doing so, any discord that may exist between the two is easy to solve and to overcome. While many people think that NLP therapy is used only to treat mental problems and disorders, this is not the case. In fact, this approach to healing can be used to treat many physical ailments, including that of IBS – other known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The mind itself is actually responsible for causing a number of physical issues. By solving the discord that exists within the mind, it is thus possible to solve these physical problems in the process. As a result, it is true that NLP therapy can be used as a technique for curing, or at least improving, the symptoms associated with IBS.

IBS is a disorder that affects many all over the globe. It causes painful abdominal cramps and results in an unpredictable bowel schedule. Although it is often known for causing frequent bouts of diarrhoea, it can actually present itself in the form of constipation – or even a mixture of both. There are more female sufferers than male sufferers and most people who struggle with the disorder are under the age of 50. Seeing as though the younger generations of today all live fast-paced lifestyles, it has been suggested that stress, anxiety and bad eating habits may aggravate the disease.

How can NLP therapy help?

The question is, 'how can NLP therapy help to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome?'. Well, for starters, NLP can help you to transform any negative thoughts that you may have about the disease into more positive, productive thoughts. Often, people with IBS feel completely at the mercy of the disorder, as they think that they have no control over when and where the symptoms may strike. NLP works by reminding you that you are ALWAYS in control of the way in which your body works.

Usually, when you are going about your day and you are not near a restroom, fear will kick in. This fear actually makes things worse because the stress is sure to aggravate the symptoms and will probably lead to cramps or unpredictable bowel movements. If, instead, you are able to re-train your brain to think positively and to feel in control, the chances of you actually experiencing any symptoms of IBS that day will be greatly reduced. The fact of the matter is that the power to control the way in which the disorder affects you is entirely in your own hands. After all, the power of the mind is the most powerful thing on this earth!

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Body Aches In The Morning

Today we are talking about body aches in the morning. Today's tip is more eclectic because we are going to be bouncing between nutrition and how your body functions. I like to mesh these topics together, but I'm not a nutritionist. You have to understand that your body's prime healing time is when you sleep.

We sleep for 7 to 8 hours in the morning, sometimes 12 hours. I sleep 6 to 7 hours and I'm up at 5:30 in the morning with no alarm clock. I'm just going because my body is running consistently and it knows how it's functioning. Find out how you're functioning and how much sleep you get. Now take that timeline of sleep and realize that your body is running overtime as it's trying to heal. This is what everyone forgings. We all know we are not expected to eat past a certain time because you're not expected to have so much food in your body when you're sleeping. Please understand that there's a pro to not eating at that time, because your body starts to burn fat, it's easier to digest, and easier to sleep. However, keep in mind that your body needs resources to heal. So if you are sleeping on an empty stomach, what is your body going to work with? This is especially true if you're not used to burning fat for energy. Your body has to learn how to burn fat to gain energy. Your body will break things down but without food, your body can not fix anything, so it needs to pull the resources from somewhere else. Thus causing aches when you wake up in the morning. You can start moving around and creating blood flow, so after your shower or cup of coffee, you feel better. This is because now your body has resources to use. One of the reasons you are sore in the morning, is you're not giving your body the resources it needs to go through the night and heal.

So what is my suggestion? Remember, I could never give you a problem without a solution. You want to eat something that is slow burning, maybe an hour before you go to sleep. Eat something that has some fullness to it, for example, peanut butter. It's a slow burning carbohydrate and will keep your body functioning while you sleep. Alternately, you might start gaining some weight so find something that keeps your body burning without causing you to gain weight. You can also eat many vegetables to give you energy for the long term. This is all about giving you resources to help you heal consistently so you do not feel bad in the morning. So find something that works for you. However long you sleep, you need that time to heal and now you just need to make it more efficient. Eat something that is going to promote healing. Be real cautious about what you put in your mouth, so no fast food and try to eat foods that are nutritious before bed.

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Reiki Healing to Reduce Stress

As we all know, stress can be the biggest threat to your health, and both Eastern and Western cultures are similar to seeking natural, alternative ways to reduce it. One Eastern solution to stress is an ancient practice called reiki healing .

Reiki is a Japanese art of healing based on the belief that we all carry a “life force energy.” Like many East Asian practices, reiki takes a holistic approach to healing. So instead of taking a prescribed pill twice a day, the practice of reiki encompasses the whole person, working to treat the mind, body, emotions and spirit at once. By promoting feelings of peace, security, wellbeing, and relaxation, reiki practices can abate stress in incredibly real, effective ways.

There are many different elements and styles of reiki healing. Reiki works by laying your hands on different parts of the body, in different combinations. Remember that reiki requires the practitioner to keep the fingers together in order to correctly guide the life force energy. Each position is held for three to five minutes each, but it is also important to rely on your intuition. Many practiced healers will suggest that you keep your hands in a position as long or as briefly as you feel is right.

Not ready to spend the money on a professional reiki healing session? Test the waters at home on a simple back healing exercise – just find a partner! Have the recipient lay face-down, and begin with the healer placing his or her hands hands behind the neck to treat the neck and shoulders, removing whatever burdens or headaches have been placed there by stress. Continue by moving the hands to the shoulder blades to treat the heart and lung areas and allay feelings of depression. After a few minutes, or howver long feet right, move the hands again to the middle of the back, just above the kidneys. Placing the hands here to activate the “life force energy” is said to treat stress or allergies. Using reiki to heal this area can help not only the kidneys, but also the adrenal glands, lymph nodes, and diaphragm. Following this, move hands to the lower back below the waist to treat the reproductive and digestive systems. Optionally, try placing hands on the tailbone. Finally, end with a position known as the “back fixer” – place one hand at the neck and the other at the tailbone in order to balance and ease.

At its most fundamental, reiki encourages spiritual healing and self-improvement, but it is no obscure Japanese religion or art. Reiki requires not just the effort of the healer, but the participation of the one hoping to be healed as well. A desire and effort to balance your own “life force energy” is necessary to effectively heal yourself. You must be responsible for your mental and emotional health, and take an active part in your own healing process. The principles of reiki state that you must make a firm commit to improving yourself. By highlighting mental and emotional health as well as encouraging behavior that keeps your “life force energy” in balance and harmony with others, reiki promotes universal ideals of peace, kindness and selflessness that brings us true contentment and happiness. So, this is no extinct Eastern religious idea – modern medical doctors and psychologists will tell their patients the same tips for living a happy life!

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Shamanic Healing Through Sounds

Shamanism, often considered to be the oldest of the healing professions, makes use of voice, drum, and rattles to communicate with the spirit world, seeking its positive healing energy for a patient. The human voice is the most common means used to summon the spirit worlds.

In our Native American cultures, specific 'songs' are used for healing and these are passed down from one generation to the next. Each culture, having its own traditions, also has its songs.

When one first ears a shaman's song, one can not help but feel the words all sound the same. Much of this may be due to the imitation in movies and television programs. The standard song appears to be “Ah Hey Ya” or something similar to “Ye Ha No Ha.” A careful listening reveals the sounds are the vowel sounds of A, E, IO, and U. During the chanting of these sounds; the sound of each vowel is elongated and is sung with specific intent-the intent to heal an ill patient. Each vowel has its own meaning.

As tradition dictates, the four directions are acknowledged. The vowel A represents Earth and reflects to the direction North. E represents Air and the direction of East; I represent Fire and the direction South, O represent water and the direction West. The vowel of O represents the aether and significantly it refers to being about. Once the four directions and the aether are recognized, the vowel sounds shift in use and meaning. The vowel sound of A is for purification while I emphasizes our relationship to all things (living and nonliving), E, ​​brings a connection to the spirit world, and U takes the shaman into the spirit's presence. O invokes the idea of ​​innocence.

During the singing, the shaman may accompany himself with a drum beat or the beat of a rattle. A helper may beat the drum or shake the rattles. During this time, the shaman may dance around the patient.

Because of modern science, we have a better understanding of what the physical aspects of sound have on the human being. Simply, all things are vibrating molecules. When we are ill, those vibrations get out of sync. The shaman and his chanting and his drums connect to that vibration and realign the natural harmonic of the body; thus, allowing it to heal itself.

Norman W Wilson, PhD

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Mantra Therapy for Curing Diseases Faster

Mantra Therapy is the positive practice of concentration on a particular sound. 'Mana' means the mind and 'Tra' means vibration. These wavelengths work on the human body internally, thus raising the individual to a higher state of concentration and mental power, which ever gets distributed all over the body theby creating mental bliss, which makes the human behave normally.

Scientists have proved that chanting a Mantra can cure many of our physical and mental problems. About 98% of our problems are psychosomatic. That is on the mind as well as the body. What we do not know is our problems begin from the mind, the attachment, the ego, the lust etc. All these are in the mind. The practice of chanting the Mantra liberates the mind from all the sufferings, and helps one enjoy the spiritual bliss. During meditation, we always use a Mantra and try to get rid of all the thoughts that are present in the mind. Mantra can be chanted internally (In the mind, Inaudible) or externally (by chanting loudly, audible).

The mantras which contain up to nine words are termed Beej Mantra, ten or twenty words forms Mantra and beyond are known Maha Mantra.

What is beej mantra?

A seed when sown grows into a fruitful tree, like that Beej Mantra is a form of Shakti. There are various Beej Mantras which are an important part of Mantras and each Beej mantra has its own power and when mixed with mantras add extra power to the exercises of that mantra.

The beej mantras which are also known as seed mantras are small but powerful with great healing powers. and are on a wavelength that is far beyond physical sound. In meditation chanting of the mantra internally, removals negativity of thoughts and takes the place of thoughts in mind. This simple technique of reducing of all kinds of thoughts in the mind is a very powerful technique to reduce stress.

Consider your Mantra as your guide and friend. Take the help of your Mantra whenever you feel down or low in life, when you are angry lonely, afraid, undeceived or in trouble. This will help you increase your will power, sharpen your memory and motivate you, thereby making you more confident person and a better human being. Many patients have completely recovered from their sickness by chanting mantras. Even in those diseases which are incurable, the patient's experience great relief by chanting a mantra.

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The Healing Synergy of Talk and Touch

  • Touch allows you to get to the heart of the matter.
  • Talk allows you to understand its meaning.
  • Combining empathic talk with gentle, healing touch is transformational.

The Rubenfeld Synergy Method (RSM) was developed in the 1970's by its founder, Ilana Rubenfeld. She began her career as a conductor and gradually began having intense pain in her back and shoulders. This led her on a journey toward personal exploration and self-healing. At that time, she received Alexander Technique sessions which were focused on helping her to re-align her posture and movement. But as she received this gentle touch, her emotions would bubble to the surface and the Alexander Teacher was not trained in how to help her. So she traveled across town in New York City to spend time with a Gestalt Therapist. But in the therapy sessions her emotions were not as easily stirred up. That is what prompted her to begin combining that gentle touch with talk in an effort to integrate the two systems in her body. The result was more than the two separate entities, so the term “synergy.”

Rubenfeld Synergists are men and women who came at the same realization or “aha” moment in their careers and their lives. They saw Ilana Rubenfeld or another “Synergist” perform the “magic” that occurs during a session. They saw, with their own eyes, the transformation of the client's experience when receiving this type of listening touch and intentional dialogue. That “aha” moment has brought bodyworkers (massage therapists, chiropractors, reiki practitioners, nurses, and other practitioners who use touch in their work), psychotherapists (psychologist, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors and even psychiatrists who have only used talk when working with clients), housewives, businessmen, advocates, medical professionals, artists, musicians and others into the healing experience of becoming a certified Rubenfeld Synergist.

Where can you find a qualified practitioner of this unusual and powerful work? Here are the locations of currently certified synergists and the locations just keep expanding and this work reaches out to hungry clients and curious therapists.

Certified Synergists In the US

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Minnesota
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Washington DC
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont

Certified Synergists in Canada

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Ontario, CA

Certified Synergists in Europe

  • Wales
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland

Trainees in Taiwan

If you are seeking a way to heal your body and your emotional upsets without medication, RSM is a pathway to explore. If you want to help your clients heal from both physical and emotional pain, you can begin to learn this powerful method in just 7 months. Check out the Rubenfeld Synergy Web Site to find a practitioner in your location and check out the Rubenfeld Training Institute Web site to learn about the upcoming trainings.

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Thyroid Problems: How To Use Herbs As An Alternative For Medicine

Have you ever wondered whether or not you could use herbs as an alternative form of medicine in order to treat a thyroid problem? Sadly, these days, thyroid problems are on the rise and there is very little that we can do to stop them. We can, however, change the way in which we do things, so that we never run the risk of developing this disease. Luckily, you can count on a few suggestions that have been made by professional homeopaths from all over the globe. These are tips that will be sure to help you on your journey towards improving and maintaining your metabolic health. Once you have taken this advice to heart, you can also use other immune-building herbs in order to try and keep your immune system and thyroid as healthy and as functional as possible.

Treat your body with care

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is to make sure that you do not eat a bad diet. Try and avoid foods like sugar and caffeine as they tend to wreak havoc on your thyroid. They also tend to weaken your body overall and make it difficult for it to protect you against the many threats that exist out there. You should also try and eat a protein rich diet if possible, as protein helps to move hormones along the body system a lot quicker than any other type of food. Try to eat lots of healthy fats, such as fish, avocado and salmon oil. All of these types of foods will ensure that your thyroid starts producing the right amount of hormones. If, after this you are still not experiencing the results that you had hoped for, you need to switch to a natural treatment for your thyroid that involves a concentrated look at the vitamins and minerals within your body.

A lot of the time you may not actually be taking the herbs themselves. Instead, you may be told to take certain fruits and vegetables such as garlic, bananas and coconut water on a regular basis. All of these foods are rich in things like potassium, which, of course, helps the thyroid to produce the right amount of hormones for you. You may also have to increase your mineral intake and remove things like chromium, selenium and iodine from your diet. One of the critical things to remember when you are trying to help yourself with a medical problem is that the more stable your inner environment is, the more you will be able to fight against diseases and other awkward elements. Try to make your body as naturally strong and healthy as you can, and your vital organs and glands will follow.

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Crystal Healing Scientific Evidence

Advocates for Crystal Healing have been around for centuries. Most people have and do assume that it is quackery. But a research project found the scientific mechanism that allows our body's energy field to receive transmissions from radiating crystals.

Crystal Healing is not quackery.

The Third Eye

The ancient Third Eye of our ancestors had been designed to receive external vibrations of various frequencies, including light. It has evolved down through the ages to become our pineal gland. It now secretes the melatonin hormone that controls our daily lives.

The research shows how it enables our human body to receive external vibrations such as the soothing frequencies of certain crystals.

Of the several types of crystals studied it was found that the amethyst crystal had the best measurable energy field with the most available data, so most of the valuations were on the amethyst crystal.

A key to understanding the science can sometimes best be recognized from Einstein's famous equation E = MC2 which shows that our bodies are basically two kinds of matrices: one of matter (M) which is our flesh and bone, and one of energy (E) which has a measurable electromagnetic field. (C is the speed of light.) Advocates of Crystal Healing call this electromagnetic field our aura.

The basic research objective was then to find a mechanism that could enable our bodies to receive an energy transmission from a radiating crystal. This is where chakras and auras come into play.


Chakra is an old Sanskrit term meaning 'wheel' or 'circle' and is used to reference 7 specific energy centers along the body's meridian. Note that the Brow Chakra is also known as the Third Eye and this is the one of most importance in the research.

Our western philosophy does not generally consider Chakras as anything more than unfounded myths from the ancient world.

Most Americans dismiss the idea of ​​chakras as notions resurrected by the “new-age movement”. But we know that the idea of ​​chakras goes back many thousands of years.

The earliest mention of Chakras comes from the Vedas that form the Hindu scriptures. Evidence indicates that the Vedas were brought to pre-historical India when the early founders migrated from a lost civilization. Plato said that civilization was Atlantis.

The Chakras are said to be “force centers” in the physical body that are occupied by whorls of energy. Their energy may also radiate from these points in the physical body.

Chakras are basically accepted as symbolic, however many people believe them to be physical. To understand how chakras might be physical, it's important to remember that energy is physical, and chakras are believed to be disks of energy. Remember that the electricity in our nervous systems and brainwaves is energy.

It is believed that the Brow Chakra which is known as the Third Eye is the most important from a Crystal Healing standpoint. In analyzing this Third Eye we see that our ancient adults did indeed have a Third Eye that could sense vibrations from their environment. Some primitive creatures still living today, such as the Mantis and Iguana have Third Eyes.

The advocates claim that Crystal Healing is a deep and gentle healing technique that is very effective. The technique is to focus the energy from specific crystals onto the patient's Chakras and Aura Field. The energy is focused at the points where the Chakras and Aura that may need “balancing” are most sensitive.

The advocates claim that our Chakras and Auras control the energy flow into every area of ​​our lives.

Each chakra has a specific significance in that each, with one exception, relates to a gland in the endocrine system.


The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body and every organism and object in the Universe. This is a true and undisputed scientific fact.

But some devotees of Crystal Healing also believe that auras can show if someone is highly spiritual or may be interacting with another entity. The devotees also believe that auras show the well being of the person giving off the aura. They believe that the aura colors of a person indicate specific aspects of the person. Remember that each color is a specific spectrum of frequencies, or vibrations.

Silver indicates intelligence, Ruby Red indications vitality, Violet indications gentleness, Rose Pink indications love, Sapphire Blue indications healing and spirituality, Gray indications illness or fear, Brown indications cruelty or stubbornness.

How Crystal Healing Works

The evidence shows that Our Third Eye (our pineal gland) can sense the energy field of some perfect or near perfect crystals.

To understand how these works we need to recognize that our bodies are energy matrixes; that amethyst Crystals are energy matrixes and that the two energy fields can interact via our Third Eye.

Let's visualize the interaction of energy vibrations from a crystal with the energy vibrations in our human electromagnetic field. The interaction of the uniform crystal vibrations tends to sooth the body's aura into a more peaceful order.

That is the essence of crystal healing.

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Why Christian Counselling Is the Best Therapy

Carl Rogers (1902-1987), the father of relational or client-centred therapy, having seen his method and read him, was very Christian in his approach to therapy – he served his clients. So valuable was his client's experience, it was Rogers' very platform into their world:

“Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. , to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me. “

Out of such intrinsic 'unknowing' interest in the client's experience, the counselor is in the perfect circumstance to build relationship, open space, demonstrate genuineness, warmth, and empathy, and to nurture trust that's assured of safety. And from there is the starting point. But where it ends is a journey that both counselor and client travel together – in the Christian setting, complete with openness to spirituality, theology, and psychology.

Such a model might have appearances of entwination, and of course it's not that. Because the Christian counselor is a servant to their client, they know the client sets the agenda, but that, in that, the counselor always adds some value where they go.

A Christian counselor will not judge or condemn an ​​attitude or behavior; they are molded by their own experience, and the power of love for acceptance. Only where there is first, acceptance, is there room to entertain what might be challenged and grown through.

With a Christian counselor, a client should never walk out hurt. A Christian counselor so values ​​the relationship that there is the option of apology for a mistake made in therapy. There will be such an appreciative approach in the counselor that the client has a positive experience or no experience at all. Certainly, if nothing else is gained, relationship is enjoyed. In this way, the counseling relationship is utterly unique. There is power, but not in the traditional way; the Holy Spirit's power is present when the counselor's power is vested in the client by their servant-hearted attitude.

Christian counsels believe in faith, hope, and love, in healing and restoration, and that is rather what they hope to encounter with every client, every single time; something transformational – in both of them.

Even if a person were not practicing Christian faith they would benefit from such an approach. The exemplification of the fruit of the Spirit should be in the Christian counselor – they exude joy, peace, love, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, generosity, and self-control. Such 'fruit' compels an attitude of grace toward the client, which is seen as flexibility, and that is love. The client can not lose, ever.


Christian counseling goes beyond keeping the client in a holding pattern. Through the relationship, which is inherently accepting, the client experiences hope for healing. The relationship is genuine, warm, empathic, and wholly giving. The philosophy is that the client can not lose, ever.

© 2014 SJ Wickham.

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Is Stress an Unrecognized Addiction Or Just a Choice?

Is stress an unconscious addiction … or just a choice? Either way – is it good, or is it always bad for you?

What daily stressors cause your muscles to get tense, your heart rate and respiration to increase? How much time do you spend stressed?

Are You Addicted to Stress?

The irony is that many of us have become addicted to stress. There is “good stress” and “bad stress” meaning, we experience certain stressful experiences as unpleasant and try to avoid them, while conversely, some people seek out stress because they think it is fun. For example, snowboarding, skydiving, rollercoasters, and scary movies are experiences that may flip your fun-switch – even though physiologically your body reacts to stress in the same way as if a wild animal were chasing you.

Your muscles get tense, your heart rate and respiration increase, and your body halts many of its' non-essential processes. This can be exhilarating and addictive-you might know a person who is an “adrenalin junkie” like this. A person who can lose control, get a cheap thrill, in an environment where he or she feels safe. But in this heightened state of arousal 24/7, stress takes a toll on anyone's body – whether or not they think of the stress as good or bad.

“Stress is not a state of mind … it's measurable and dangerous, and humans can not seem to find their off-switch.”

This warning is from restructured author and award-winning neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer . This fascinating film was produced by National Geographic and Stanford University. Dr. Sapolsky is a professor at Stanford; he does an excellent job explaining the dangers prolonged stress has on our body and mind.

As humanity evolved, our natural stress response protected us by providing all human beings the opportunity to escape from predators. It also saves humans the ability to kill prey. Today, this “life-saving” response triggers within us over modern-day activities-dealing with over priced gasoline, fear of public speaking, demanding bosses, and horrible traffic, etc … and we have a very difficult time turning it off . It's become an accepted lifestyle.

We definitely need an “off-switch” for stress!

Chronic stress poses us to caustic hormones-constantly! The impact stress has on our body is measurable: it causes our brains to shrink, adds fat to our bellies, and even “unties” our chromosomes. Understanding the negative impact of stress is the first step in finding ways to deal with it. The next step, reduce stress.
Nature-it has a way of teaching us what we need to know …

Studying primates in Africa, Dr. Sapolsky has learned a great deal about how the human stress response affects our body. Each year, Dr. Sapolsky spends a weeks in the Kenyan wilderness studying baboon societies which have social and psychological commotion which resembles the stress of modern humanity-and has similarities of human DNA. (ScienceDaily.com reminds us that humans share over 90% of our DNA with our primary cousins.)

He monitors adrenal hormone levels, also called adrenalin or epinephrine, and glucocorticoids like cortisol. Baboons live in communities with hierarchical structures, and Dr. Sapolsky observes how baboon stress is related to hierarchy, or social status. In other words the higher a baboon's status, the stress is less. The lower the status, the higher the stress: Dr. Sapolsky discovered the low status “have-nots” of the baboon world experienced much higher heart rates and blood pressure than the “haves.”

His studies have shown that the treaties in the “have-not” monkeys had a buildup of plaque, restricting their blood flow, increasing heart attack risk. This was the first scientific discovery that stress was linked to failing health in wild primates. As it turns out, this is true for other primates-human beings.
40-Year Stress Study with Men

Professor Sir Michael Marmot performed a 40-year stress study in which he followed 18,000 men occupying various positions within the British Civil Service. His findings resembled what Sapolsky discovered in the baboons: the higher your status, the lower the risk for stress-related diseases.

Marmot found that men in the lowest employment grades were more likely to die prematurely than men with higher status-there is in fact a “social gradient” for mortality. Additional studies involving women had similar findings. But why would this be-what does your status have to do with your stress?

Our Loss of Control

Sapolsky explains how we are more vulnerable to stress if the following is true:

• We feel like we have no control
• We do not get adequate information (specific information of how bad the problem, or how long it will last, etc.)
• We feel we have no way out
• We interpret things as getting worse
• We have a lack of social support

Like baboons, people at the top of the social pyramid feel a greater sense of control because they are the ones who call the shots, as well as typically having more social connections and resources at their disposal. This result is less stress, which over the long run translates to lower rates of disease.

Bioenergy = Brain Health = Wellness for mind and body

Ever said, “I'm stressed-out” as an excuse to for forgetting something, or for making a mistake? Sure, most of us have. But it's important to recognize that chronic stress inhibits brain activity, damaging the brain, causing you to lose your ability to remember things. Stress can also accelerate aging by shortening your telomeres, these protect your genetic structure which regulates your cells age. Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine stated: “Our bodies know how to fix broken proteins, kill cancer cells, retard aging, and fight infection. here's the kicker-those natural self-repair mechanisms do not work if you're stressed! ”

Now, just do not become stressed out by the way you choose to relate stress. Discover what works for you. Making good food choices and getting adequate amounts of sleep are a great for a wellness lifestyle. Break the cycle of chronic stress. Try some of these today:

• Regular physical activity
• Meditation: 10 minutes a day can help decrease your feelings of stress and worry.
• Bioenergy: In on our body's electrical system, the vital life energy that flows along invisible channels can be blocked. Bioenergy opens these channels so the energy can restore balance and nourish our brain with electrical nutrients.
• Yoga: Health benefits from regular yoga practice have been shown to decrease stress and improve immunity function and much more.
• Enjoying life.
• Being grateful.
• Spending time in nature.
• Listening to relaxing music.
• Having more fun.
• Accepting the things we can not change.

Dr. Sapolsky wrote that the following are common health conditions caused by or made worse due to chronic stress:

• Cardiovascular disease
• Hypertension
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual dysfunction
• Infertility and irregular cycles
• Frequent colds
Insomnia and fatigue
• Trouble concentrating
• Memory loss
• Appetite changes
• Digestive Problems

Bioenergy is based on our body's electrical system; within us vital life energy flows along invisible channels and can be blocked. Bioenergy opens these channels so the energy can restore balance and nourish our brain with electrical nutrients.

As Sapolsky's baboons demonstrated, stress is a significant factor regarding our state of health. The better we manage stress the higher our quality of life. We can take control, rather than allowing the stress of modern life to control us! Talk with Dr. Terry Rondberg about Bioenergy today.

Bioenergy is an efficient and effective choice for stress reduction.

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The Benefit of Pain

When a person experiences constant severe pain, it can drive them to the edge, where they might consider suicide as an option. This article is written by a person that experiences pain of that intensity. Pain pills can make the pain tolerable, but can not always take it away. This article shows an alternate way to cope with pain and experience a deep selfless reality.

Pain can wake you up from a deep sleep. It excuses you from social events and can intrude in a deep meditation. It is impossible to ignore and difficult to distract your attention from. A person in this situation will try almost anything just to give themselves a break.

There can be a lot of advice given to them by well-meaning people who have never experienced such pain. Some useful advice can be to go deep and pray; you need to love God with your whole heart; or try to program your mind to interpret the pain in a different way. All of these may work, but it takes a deep surrender to make them effective.

A main obstacle to using these techniques is your subconscious programming. For example, with love, you can resist it if you had a dysfunctional relationship with your parents. Pain is not subject to poor subconscious condition, for pain is a powerful vehicle that breaks through your subconscious limitations. This is not done by choice or conscious reconditioning, but it is because of the intensity of pain.

Maybe the biggest resistance to go to this depth is that “you” do not exist there. This has to be a selfless journey, for if you hold onto your identity, it is impossible to transcend to this depth. This means that you have to let go of your attachments, your plans and even your fear of the unknown. Then, when you do that, you experience a selfless love in a spiritual moment. If you resist letting go to this extent, the benefits of pain can not be experienced.

Many people try to control pain with thinking, but pain can not be rationalized away. For intense pain to be deal with, reasoning does not work. It has to be an experience. The difference between theory and experience can be shown in a simple example. When you go to a restaurant, you read the menu, which is like thinking. Eating the food can satisfy your hunger, which is like an experience. If you arrive at a deep state of being submitted, this is a positive experience. If you are religious or have studied meditation, that depth is shown to be sacred. If you believe what you read, you will naturally allow it to happen to you.

Another possibility, which is seldom heard, is that pain is a vehicle that drives you to a depth that is hardly ever explored. Pain can break through any barriers that you have in your subconscious mind, but you have to be surrendered in that journey. This means that you are not focused on thinking and your mind does not react to the pain. Surrender is both difficult and easy when experiencing pain.

The difficult approach occurs when you focus on the pain itself, which is the natural reaction. Just like when you were young and skinned your knee, your reaction was to put your hand on it. In the same way, when you feel intense pain, the natural reaction is to put your awareness on it.

The easy approach, which may not be easy for some, is to relax and focus beyond it. Relaxation leads to a comfortable surrender. This happens with a relaxed breath as you focus beyond the pain. Of course, you will still be aware of the pain, but that is not your main focus. There is a natural reaction to pain when you are relaxed, for it drives you deeper to a place that you are not familiar with. That journey has to be when you are surrendered, with an easy breath.

Fifty years ago, coaches of natural childbirth began to teach women to relax when they felt contractions. This would release the natural tender to tense up, which would only complicate the birth process. This is similar to when you experience pain without surrender.

Spiritual seekers and yogis study years to attain this state of being, but intense pain when you surrender has the ability to take you there. In your mind, you have to decide what you would rather live with, focusing on intense pain or surrendering to a selfless reality. To reiterate, the benefit of pain is to surrender and let it lead you to that selfless reality.

© 2014 Marc Lerner

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Is Chronic Stress Killing You?

Think about it.

Is chronic stress killing you?

Is all stress bad for your health?

The Answer: No, not all stress is bad, nor is all stress created equal-some is vital for life, and necessary for optimum wellness of mind and body. In the right amounts, stress can improve brain function, enable creative endeavors, improve immune function, make it possible to become physically fit, lower your risk of cancer, prevent Alzheimer's, and much more. Stress should be a positive force, not an obstacle to your health.

It's the chronic stress you feel day in and day out that is an obstacle in your life-and silently destroying your wellness and contentment. This stress, due to all the negative health ramifications, may extremely kill you or someone you know. It may sound harsh, but think about it. Stress is in epidemic proportions in our stress-filled, stressed-out world.

We all pretty much know and accept that in balanced amounts, certain types of stress is essential and good for us. But, the problem-our measure for healthy stress is excessive and out-of-control in our society. Stress is not all in the head, from racing the clock, long work days, and challenging circumstances.

Think about it. Stress can be, environmental, chemical, emotional, or physical. It's all around us and too much stress is within us, disabling optimal health. We must factor in all the types of stress the body and mind experience every day. And until we learn to let go of, or physiologically find a release for stress, it accumulates in our body, at the cellular level, placing us at risk.

The modeling effects of stress (of all kinds) to human health are a scientific fact. Google it and you'll read through the night. Stress can damage your health, your life, your relationships, your sleep, your waistline, and the list goes on and on …

This scenario is any one of us, on any given day: Let's say you think about something stressful-work, money, relationships, whatever may be troubling you. Your amygdala (inside your brain) senses danger. Your amygdala initiates your body's fight-or-flight response to stress.

In the “fight or flight,” response your body releases adrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol, which diverts blood away from your digestive tract and leaves you unable to digest food and absorb nutrients, which in turn, causes you to more likely gain weight.

In this physiological crisis you're more vulnerable to pain-chronic illness, arthritis, migraines, stomach upset, insomnia, depression, lowered immune function and much more. In a state of increased physiological warning, due to excessive stress, our brain's creative center is deemed non-essential and shuts down. Please read the last sentence again. The result? Problem solving abilities become muddled, creative skills disappear and can not be put into action, and intuition suddenly feels like it can not be trusted. We feel irritable, isolated and impatient. Relationships suffer. Stress affects sleep, metabolism slows down. It is a negative downhill cycle that needs healthy intervention.

Good News!

Bioenergy Care dissipates the chronic stress that is killing you.

Think about it.

Bioenergy is revolutionary health care-neuroscience and research supports this groundbreaking system of healing.

Information about Bioenergy, a system I feel you will want to learn more about and incorporate into your practice-is “pure chiropractic” that eliminates debilitating stress to the human body. The stress epidemic is not going away any time soon-because demands of modern life and environmental stressors are here to stay. Ask yourself, who do you know that has physical and mental health issues due to unmanaged stress?

Bioenergy for complex physiological stress issues is simpler than you know. Think about it. Watch for more information from me-I want you to discover what I know is completely safe, effective, groundbreaking care.

Bioenergy corrective care is the “Evolution of Chiropractic.” With the added focus on brain and brain stem, and neuroscience to support it, as a Doctor of Chiropractic, you will have come full circle when you acknowledge this vital aspect of practice. Bioenergy direct signals to the brain reestablishing neuromuscular emotional patterns. Retraining of the sub-occipital muscles covering the brain stem, improves function of the entire body. Interference, when not corrected, causes imbalance and distortion in the life force energy and is often associated with adverse physiological responses.

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Diet and Endometriosis: Could the Food That You Eat Be Aggravating the Condition?

Suffering from medical conditions can make living life to the fullest difficult. The question is, what can be done to ease the medical condition that you are suffering from? Did you know that diet and endometriosis are closely linked?
If you are suffering from endometriosis, it might be time to take a look at what you putting into your body.

Endometriosis is an extremely painful medical condition that affects women. Endometriosis is a condition that causes the cells from the lining of the uterus to grow and flourish on the outside of the uterine cavity. Women who suffer from endometriosis are in constant pain and can often become infertile. There is no cure for endometriosis and it has to be monitored with pain medication, hormonal treatments and, in very bad circumstances, surgery. In this day and age, it is common for people to live a healthy and natural lifestyle that is not filled with harmful chemicals. In the case of endometriosis, it is possible to treat it in a holistic manner.

It is believed like with most other medical conditions, endometriosis and diet are closely linked. If this is true, you may be able to ease the pain being caused by this condition by changing certain foods that you eat. Unfortunately, as there is no cure for endometriosis, a change in diet can only assist with the pain management and decrease the symptoms. It is also likely that certain foods in your diet could be aggravating the endometriosis. Endometriosis and your diet can work in harmony together if you begin to eliminate and avoid the following food items:

  • Meat. Red meat unfortunately increases the production of prostaglandins in the body – which are responsible for sending pain messages to the brain. This will make the cramps that you are already experiencing much worse. Red meat can also create acid, which will inflame the cells and increase the pain.
  • Dairy. Dairy, like red meat, is known to increase the inflammation in your body. It can also be difficult to digest, which could increase general discomfort.
  • Wheat. Wheat in general is not a good food for women to eat. Wheat will increase the natural candida that women have in their bodies and will cause irritation, such as thrush. As such, it will also aggravate the endometriosis.
  • Sugar and caffeine. These two food items need to be monitored carefully. Caffeine increases your estrogen level which, in turn, will worsen the symptoms. Sugar, on the other hand, is also associated with the increase of candida.

When it comes to your diet, you need to be realistic about your lifestyle. In the case of endometriosis and your diet, it is best to remove those outlined items completely. Remember though, before taking on any new diet, you need to consult with a professional doctor.

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