Things Fall Apart

It’s fall time. Today was the first day I said “shit” under my breath when I saw the sun go down as early as it did. It is October 2nd. This is Ghandi’s birthday and the change of the sun, apparently.

It’s been happening all along but today I really noticed the feeling in the air. Fall is enchanting. I loved the way one astrologer Kaypacha described it: like a snake shedding its skin, there is a part of it dying, the sight is still striking with color like the leaves of fall time, shimmer and fade in complete brightness to the very end.

The drop of the sun. Dropping into fall. Letting go. This is about dropping into only what we need, in its bare essence,  what can withstand the truth and the illusion. Everything else must fall away so we can observe truth and make the judgement.

Gut health, allergies, digestion, IBS, IBD symptoms, skin and hair issues are all very common side effects transitioning into fall. Come see me for help in these areas with acupuncture or I have healing superfood supplements that are exclusively medical grade organic. I would love to work with you through one of these modalities to heal these treatable symptoms.

It’s time to heal, restore ourselves, and not push so hard. Still taking good care with our diet, sleep patterns, and getting into a movement routine are healthy rules of thumb for any time of the year, but the surge of ideas, creativity, the anger and the frenzy of growing something in a new way is much more of a Liver/Spring Wind activity. We can still adopt those attributes into our career or passion project, but more in a fall-way.

Now is more of the time of harvesting this year 2017, taking time to rest and savor these things more, letting any illusion we have built around ourselves in the past year or years fall away, opening in sacred transition to the real deal things that we acknowledge are happening in our lives, things we are undergoing and letting the natural progression of things take its course without worry or delay.  It’s a time of taking care of ourselves and our “house” – the house of the body, and of the home. Things are going inward. The growth is there for sure, but in an inward way. Different chi in the body. In and down. Many Qi Gong moves can rectify this movement.

There are also some astrological things like Uranus opposing Jupiter that are dominating the energy right now. This is about deeply opening our third eye to what we can create, and living into a completely new possibility that is given by the father’s father of time, Uranus. Saturn is Chronos, ruler of the Earth Plane and of time, structure, balance, and rhythm. Uranus, his father, lives in the higher dimensions of the planets and the Astral which do not need to negotiate with the structural aspects of the Earth plane.  One is predictable and formative, functional and physical, the other opposing/balancing is being able to see through our present situation, through clairvoyance and spiritual enlightenment in the realm of Spirit where there are no elements to deter our spiritual growth. We are also still integrating some Venus energies from the Solar Eclipse as well to help our finances and love life, having money, love, and partnership.  Thursday is the full moon in Aries and Jupiter moves into Scorpio on the 10th/11th which sounds like a big deal to me and is something I am going to research more on.

Enjoy the feels and savor the light!

Come and see me at The Spectrum Center of Natural Medicine in Silver Spring, MD on 16th Street, around from the metro. Get into fall mode with a seasonal acupuncture session, or a session of 5 or 10 sessions at discounted rates to work on a problem or issue you may be facing. I look forward to speaking with you!

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The Logical Next Step For the August 7 Lunar Eclipse

I remember my first private acupuncture session with my acupuncturist Susan. During the treatment, I had been laid out on the table, taking everything in. It was so perfect. It was like being under a blanket for stars, made to look at my life from an angle that was bigger than life itself. I felt I was floating. I felt I had found my ‘thing.’

Having suffered from debilitating migraines every other day, this was a peaceful and totally new experience that was welcoming to my body while also making me question everything I had done or felt up unto this point as I pondered how I could get into this career.

I got up from the treatment, paid and said goodbye and descended into the street. I was floating. It was a really hot day out.

I got in my car and started to drive home. I’ll never forget this either. I looked with my eyes at the other cars and other people and other things happening around me like I had just arrived from some far off place not knowing who I was. Cars in traffic crunching together and then breaking loose and flowing again and over and over, watching it all happen in slow motion.

I went in for a first treatment and left an acupuncturist as pieces of my life seemed to simultaneously crumble apart by stitching together, at the thought of this new career…

The radio was still turned off. The August heat that had been trapped in my car was enveloping and actually felt good on my skin. I began to think more than one thought in succession again except this time, per Susan’s advice, all were in reference to my body. I thought a thought. Then I moved my neck around and felt that residual spawn of energy at the nape of my neck where the pins had been inserted. I thought another thought of “Wow.” I thought about Susan’s life and her routine, running her own schedule, having her beautiful office space, doing meaningful work, being kinda a witch and kinda a doctor.

At the traffic light I sat there thinking, “Here I am – sitting here in this car. How lost I do feel, how much my life is in disarray and here I am knowing for myself that my life is forever changed. Remember this, Lindsay. Remember this and call the time.  This moment will be part of your story. You know how to change your life and you are starting this now.” What an incredibly ordinary moment to feel something so incredible amidst chaos and pain. Isn’t this how life goes? How career changes, divorce, baby-birthing and these kinds of waves? Death, new life, momentous change?

I had so far to go. I had so much to heal. Breathing in, I would go to my grave still contemplating this significance of the feeling I was experiencing – calling this time to enroll in acupuncture school. The wheels of my life had stopped spinning and were now spinning in a different way, pouring waves of conflicting and exhilarating feelings.

The value of this journey started with both the sorrow and the gratitude of this personal discovery, just going off the feeling itself and not saying what it should be like or how it should be. A deep wave of grace was caving into me. A present moment of gratitude and inspiration with my mind’s naming and shaming of why this hadn’t happened sooner or searching for where I got off track, who or what had gotten in the way.

I decided not to listen too much to that voice in my head. Instead, I went home. From then on, in a humble way, I went about cutting my losses so I could prepare with excitement and anticipation for my new path, enrolling in acupuncture school and getting more and more acupuncture for myself. Before yoga, it was acupuncture.

I bring this up because we are at a lunar eclipse today. This eclipse in this month of August is going to affect the trajectory of our life for the next six months to February, and the next level of our life’s journey. We need to let go of as much as possible that is not feeding our soul and our joy in order to usher in what greatness is in store.

This is also part of an eclipse season. So the changes we are making echo an astrological push, with revelation, and massive life change.

I bring up my first session in acupuncture because it is this level of change that we will be experiencing things. Remember this time. Call yourself by your first name.

On the one hand we have a devastating reality check of the old ways, old dreams of ourselves dashed against the rocks. Explosions and disruptions of whatever plans we sought and tried to make. Of who we thought we were (thinking we have this definition and plans are this finite thing).

On the other hand the gates of life are opening up to us the actual realization of our higher selves and our ultimate goals behind our intentions that we could never have planned for or guessed would come to the fore. This is an opportunity here. We are making a major connection point to our life purpose and the truth in our hearts of what we always “knew” all along.

This is a major completion and letting go (full moon themes) and a cornerstone or turning point for our career, our relationship, our health, the new community or support system that has been building over the past few months, and the deepening of our core values. Really, we are stepping into a whole new wisdom which is coming through at this time around who we are and where we are headed. We can’t go back to where we were because we are already being shown something bigger, better. We just have to accept the new ways we are being pushed forward despite all the work it took to get where we thought we needed to go or where we thought we were headed.

There are a lot of things that didn’t work out, or didn’t go to plan. This is a time to surrender to the lessons. We knew this all along. Nothing we have done, invested, or accomplished up to this point is a waste. All of our problems are understood, are natural, and have been placed here to be an integral part of our story. Live the story. Live it to tell it.

For now we are being given a gift. Accept whatever setbacks and reality checks as gifts and to move forward with the new plan that has been coming around with more and more signs since the spring, that’s telling you this is where you take you’re next step. Trust and take that next step.

This fall is a time for all of us to really go forward with the lessons and the personal disappointments. We have more available to succeed than we ever have before thanks to these experiences, and it’s time to integrate, transmute and take the stance that today is marking a major turning point of our new bright future.

Dust yourself off, and become one of the stars of your own life, in the story of the planets and moons. Happy Lunar Eclipse!!!

Money Healing: This Is A Post About Money

This is a post about $$$ – and the Shift to Wealth that is happening right now.

This past June I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Italy with my family. This trip, plus three and a half months I spent in Hawaii last fall have been the most life changing events in my life – each time I travel is a bookmark, a turning point in my story.

Traveling has always showed me what it is to live an alternative lifestyle. I graduated college and I could think of no better way to find who I am than to completely lose myself in another country, in the French public school system mainly, teaching English to elementary school kids. I loved feeling like a foreigner and speaking another language. My creativity that spring soared. I created notebooks of collages, I got into vinyl records, and attended film festivals month after month at the historic theater in downtown Nantes. It was a renaissance for me. I had so little and was creating so much and learning about what I wanted on a blank canvas. That trip sowed seeds for what I would do in my career with health without a doubt.

With travel we discover there is an unlimited way we humans can choose to live. A new place equals a new lifestyle. We get to reinvent. We expose ourselves purposely to adopt these ways of other cultures. Whether we stay a while or return home, we always bring a piece of that culture with us, adopting a new way of life.

I have always known myself to be a creative person capable of making a creative life. I started acupuncture school when I was twenty-four because I liked that I could be creative in how I healed people and I could run my own schedule. And I loved the Chinese characters and little boxes and little pins in my acupuncturist’s tidy little office. I want to be surrounded by beauty and foreign-ness like this.

I have also always believed health is the answer to wealth.
Having clarity about who you are and what your purpose is means you can make a difference in the world and therefore make money. Big money. Acupuncture opened all the doors for me like that. Old beliefs washed away. I kept picturing myself as the woman in one of my collages, looking out the window of her airplane, looking fly as hell.

I have plans to return to Hawaii for some time. Brazil too for some soul work with the shamans in the Amazonian rainforest. Maybe sooner than that: the Puzhao Buddhist Temple up on Mt. Qingcheng in Western China, where I can study Chinese Medicine, Chinese Classical Literature and Qi Gong with master practitioners.

My ultimate goal is to be able to work remotely wherever I want, and pay off all debt in my sleep. YES!!! However my dream to keep on traveling this year sank to a pang in my chest. When I came back from Italy, a trip that was most expenses paid, I hit the reality that I just couldn’t afford the time off work. I had bill after bill for two whole weeks after that leaving me $15 for groceries (and this is given the fact that I don’t even pay rent or car expenses right now). I was lucky my uncle was in town and handed me $70 after I gave him an acupuncture treatment on the living room couch. Very lucky.

I basically came to the realization that even with my love for acupuncture, something I will practice the rest of my life, that I pretty much have to practice it for the rest of my life. There’s no retirement plan or exit strategy. There’s a certain number of hours per week I must tend to the illness and pain in people and I must do this until I am an ambulatory 90-year-old woman. I only make money when I work. If I don’t work I don’t make money. My patients need more support and so do I.
 
I heard of this thing called residual income a long time ago when I was researching business opportunities. It was something the online coaches were doing. They told me I had to design my own website, write 4 or 5 books about the blogs I would be doing on the website I would have created. Then they told me writing and selling contracts to a long term program would be the fix to everyone’s problems, selling at premium prices, doing workshops and masterminds last. I didn’t see how this was at all possible for me to do. Having the time investment first, then having the cred to sell something at a higher price point in a fledgling launch. Plus getting a community interested, getting these products to sell once they were completed, and doing it all myself…??
 
Moreover, as part of this research I hired a business coach for $8,000 dollars – on credit. So I basically maxed out a credit card for her to help me with this strategy and she didn’t help me at all. I resented those $300+ monthly payments. I needed a return on my investment. I needed money YESTERDAY basically. I was working for it, but getting no results, and I just watched her take my money. I found out later that year she moved to Bali because she too, was burnt out.
 
To accomplish the residual income thing I’ve tried a schedule of barely working to working endlessly around the clock to produce my “website, program, and books” of my “passion project” and nothing got me closer to residual. Everything had an investment of some kind that I couldn’t afford. I did my best with what I had. As I said, I needed money yesterday. It’s hard to be creative when you’re drowning in student loans, credit card debt, and health insurance you literally don’t use. I was depressed. My wanderlust was squashed in these first years of my practice.
 
The silver lining is that a couple months ago I found a way to make residual income (think 64 paychecks a year). It’s doing something that’s actually changing people’s health a full 180. I can work remotely and get paid in my sleep and support massive social change around the health and wellness movement.
 
I’m looking for other thought leaders and entrepreneurs like me who are motivated to do something like this. The investment is very small to buy. I want to work with people who are passionate, excited about what they do, and excited to live their dreams. I want to work with people who are ready to make a massive impact and take things to the next level. I have my bags packed and the jet fuel to launch – are you in? Comment Yes in the comments below or send me an email: [email protected]
collage by @mr. babies on instagram

The World Is a Vampire

“Set to Draiiaiain.” (The Smashing Pumpkins)
As a young girl I had a Grossology book about all the real-life gross things kids would love to be introduced to to tell their friends on the playground.  Things like a man eating his own metal bicycle (the chain was the best part), weird things animals did in nature. None of them grossed me out except for the one about Tapeworms. I still remember the enormous pink, red and white tapeworm drawn to frame the whole page. It terrified me. I read it with my friend in the bookstore coffeeshop not expecting what was there as we turned the page and it shocked the sh*t out of me.
All the times since then, when the parasite conversation has come up it’s called back this early trauma for me. I get so upset and so stressed out at the prospect of it all that I pretend that it doesn’t exist. Some of my friends in my healing communities have talked about their cleansing of parasites. I just blocked it from entering my awareness and hoped I was still ok.
I remember the worms I saw in my poo when I was 8 despite multiple bubble baths in the week after seeing that book. I was feeling too scared to acknowledge they were real and tell my parents. Only a young girl like me who would one day become a healer would get that freaked out about the illness possible in a human body. This idea inspired a lifetime fear.
This year, at age 31, I chose to do a Superfood 10-Day Transformation Cleanse because their detox regimen is not only super easy. I could still eat every two hours and feel nourished.

This is my first cleanse I have done because I have always been scared to fast. The Master Cleanse with that nasty lemonade didn’t seem nutritious. I read in Acupuncture school that fasting is not good for the chi or the blood. But more than that, I hated feeling hungry. In college people called me Big Hungry. When I became Gluten Free in 2011 I would freak out about the opportunity for my next Gluten Free meal. The anxiety would keep me from going out, or I would piss people off and delay plans by taking forever to cook my own at home before we went out – whereupon as soon as I could I would sit down and eat ALL of what I had cooked.

I couldn’t stop eating. I always had to eat a big big meal and not stop until the crackers, chips, bread was done or the plate was finished and my belly felt like it would explode.

Becoming Gluten Free and limiting sugar and dairy and other things over the years with the cutting edge nutritional knowledge I had in place from school and being in the wellness field gave me side effects of spins and dizziness, and digestive issues that all felt out of my control. These things would sometimes leave me bed ridden (if it was a migraine) or in a groggy fog and having no energy to do anything.  Agony, hunger, and weakness prevented me from getting detoxed to begin with. All these things and more that were due to another being living in my body, wanting the food for itself.

Parasites are Vampires. Ghosts. Most of us have a form of one or the other.

Let me explain.

Most people never think of parasites when they think of their health and chronic digestive, cognitive, and other issues. And many more people than that don’t think of parasites as living in our minds as part of the brain-gut connection or that something in our gut has something to do with our spirit and our ability to be our own Spirit.

Parasite is a bacteria, and it’s a quality of energy that has the same effect to us from a person or from our environment, a sucking out of our energetic life force. A being always looking for a host…

In my research on the Mayo Clinic and the CDC I found hundreds of different kind of bacteria cited as parasites in lists and genuses and species. And it got me to thinking, what other ‘parasites’ do we have around us??

Like a plague of dead rats rotting during The Black Plague, parasites can look like warms and swarms of little black bugs. Vermin. Worms. Toxicity that invade and erode everything they can get into.

Maybe this is one little thing I ate, or one news story I see, or one person I hung out with once last week. But what if they multiply in my mind and body? What if they overtake my ability to think and see clearly and make proper decisions in what I am ingesting? What if they change my brain so much (Chinese doctors called them “gu” which means the same thing about a spirit being within me: that I don’t act under my own guidance, my own channel. Instead I am channeling a shadow. Something else is taking control.

Negative thoughts are parasites. Negative groups, negative people are parasites of ours, stealing life. The national media infects stories of fear, rage, ego, and other lower energies to get us addicted so that we consume and keep consuming. Then, bogged down after a binge, our emotions, our mental state, and therefore our nervous systems are compromised. Therefore more likelihood we don’t have our guard up and can’t ward off more pests. They can get in easier.

This pattern gets embedded into our system so much so that we start to adopt the daily moods that collect around common feelings of depression, anxiety, feeling fat, incapable, and sorry for ourselves. This starts to be the norm. When we can’t get out of our own way to make a more nourishing, positive environment and situation for ourselves we give up. We eat more of what makes us sick. The sickness propagates. The sickness propagates other sicknesses. We feel we are stuck in a hole. There’s nothing to get us out of this mess. No hope left alive to keep a fire alive for your goals and dreams. No one to keep the fire of possibility and joy stoked (“Stoked!!”).

One example I noticed before going on the cleanse was I was slowly caring less and less about my appearance. I had put on weight since my travels and didn’t like my clothes. I stopped putting on make up, I stopped buying nice clothes for myself, and stopped caring how things looked. I started getting comfortable feeling and looking dumpy because I felt gross and dumpy inside. It was unconsciously not caring. I have never felt so low about myself in April and May about my body especially when it was the same things not working in my health and wellness before the cleanse, so having bad eating habits was okay because I knew it was no use anyway. I’m overstating this some about myself but you get the point.

As a practitioner when I treat other people, one of the first things gauging someone’s wellness is they start to put more care and effort into their appearance.  They start to have higher self esteem and self care, which is a kind of self love.

Over visits, and healing sessions (and superfoods cleanses) we learn to eliminate what’s no longer serving us, and to adopt and become what’s new in us. We feel different, and it’s hard to describe how in depth when you’ve let go of something huge that was living inside you.

I knew the cleanse was working because by end of June taking a high grade alkaline diet with the anti-parasite supplements was then Wham: starting to care of myself, to give a shit. I started wearing jewelry again. Then makeup. Then I started making outfits to wear most days. My hair got thicker and my complexion totally cleared up. I started feeling like I deserved better and I saw myself in a better light so cutting a lot of unnecessary things from of my life, my space, and my aura (vibes, vibes) was growing less and less of a problem.

People (who might have parasitic thoughts/parasites) get it turned around that to be unhappy is to be liked by everyone else, we don’t want to gloat, or be too good at something, or too prominent at something or else we are selfish and taking up too much room and too much attention.

This was another edge for me in the cleanse, coming up on my own threshold of happiness and how identified I was with a certain level or certain ‘appearance’ of what I saw ‘happiness’ as. Or ‘sadness,’ ‘slouchiness,’ ‘slovenliness’ that I gave off in the real world. A certain ‘way’ I was comfortable being seen.

Ten-days to completely turn this around.

After the horrible die-off in my brain Day 1 and 2 on this cleanse from all the toxins being released (was like a two day long headache and migraine), by day 7 I was feeling overall in a better and more upbeat mood. More positive. I had an abundance of energy and stamina to do things. I was getting a lot done in my day with clarity, love, and focus. I was greeting people with positivity and strength to help them through their health concerns and feeling positive and excited about the possibilities in my future.

I now take extra care to wash my hands after I pet my animals at home, washing my hands after the bathroom, and making sure all my foods are high quality grade, organic, and washed thoroughly before they enter my body.

I am also aware of taking better care of my body by eating cleaner food, caring for my food and how I prepare it. I’m also exercising more often (because I have so much more energy!), cleaning and washing more. In addition to higher quality food and working up a sweat, I also will have a shower, a salt bath, a sauna, a sage, or a crystal infused chakra clearing.

It was towards Day 8 and Day 9 of my cleanse after eliminating a ton of my bloating, endless hunger and digestive symptoms that I felt myself needing to take a long salt bath + crystal bath with a chakra clearing meditation to clean and clean and clean more. This was a very specific protocol that I stayed up late night to accomplish. After doing these two things in order I slept deeply and awoke feeling like a brand new person inside and out.

Determination paying off – Day 10.

It was Day 10 of my cleanse. Having taken such a positive step inside my energetic chakra system to clean the things up physically and energetically my last day I remember remarking how things I had been striving in work and in life were now flowing to me easily, showing up at the doorstep of my house. It was a totally reset and re-alignment into my future hopes and goals, as a new person.

We all have some kind of parasite. If it’s not from the pork, it’s from the media. People coming into the community clinic where I work are completely distraught – finding themselves ailing, weak, and feeble from reading and following the news every day. They are losing sleep over it, drinking too much, having too much sugar over it. Losing their minds. They are processing deep dark emotions over it. They ask me for help at the same time they are so addicted to the drama, hurt, and fear and go back and turn on their TV or other media outlet. And this is just one example, not talking about other “energy vampires” which deplete us and undervalue the good and well-meaning efforts we are doing for ourselves in others in life. Partners, co-workers, people who just don’t know better, strangers in the metro.

Action Steps

I forcing myself to acknowledge what I most feared by doing this cleanse. I saw the dis-ease I was carrying deep inside myself leave me. I saw the sickness that is there around us. Then I saw how it can get into us and affect us in so many ways. We must be discerning of what caliber of goods, food, and people we let in – the parasites we have to live every day.

The parasites are trying to convince us of something we’re not, eating away at our energy, confusing and disorienting us from who we really are, telling us we need to consume something that we really really don’t, keeping us bogged down and feeling trashy and consuming trash. Until we take radical action to cleanse ourselves, our bodies, our homes, and the varied media, people, and personalities we take in every day that are vampirous energy suckers of our blood and our life chi, we will live a life of sickness and pain.

Watch your body carefully and listen to your cravings, your food intake, and look at your poop. Be careful with your body. See an acupuncturist like me, or another holistic health practitioner.

One thing I can prescribe right now in terms of food you should be eating, is to take the 10-Day Transformation Cleanse twice over a 40-day period like I am doing now – I have a $50 gift card to get you a discount on the Superfood product. I took the most pure form of superfood on the market right now in a really easy and nutrient dense routine where I could eat real food that was good. This, and their Fiber and Detox natural herb supplements were altogether what worked for me and saved me from the pits of hell. What we eat directly correlates to what we become – whole, nutritious, and organic, and SUPER as in SuperFood. So turn yourself into a Superfood (with extra fiber).

If you’re going to do your own thing, make sure meals are small (only a cup serving of fruits and veggies cooked), lots of fiber, lots of water, and these herbs I mention. The best and easiest and most effective (because you get the accountability to!) is to do this Supergreen cleanse I mention with me (starting on July 23!) which has all the organic natural supplements and food over those 10 days to give you a full body reset.

Wash your hands and your food, especially after going to the bathroom or dealing with pet poop. Let’s just get the basics here.
Lastly, establish higher boundaries for yourself. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve. Don’t lower your standards for anyone. Keep yourself clean. Keep doing your routine that helps you feel strident and relaxed. Do whatever it takes. We are living in a vampire world. We have these bodies only for a certain time before we waste away. Let’s live in the light and concern ourselves with higher matters that help instead of hurt. Things that lift us up instead of bog us down.
Botticelli’s “Primavera”

Parasites 101

Parasites in humans are incredibly common and in all ways ‘normal’ although it’s very rare for them to be diagnosed in primary care. There is a stigma around them, and many people are not educated to their prevalence and treatment. In my research with the CDC and Mayo Clinic as well as other health websites, 1 in 3 Americans has parasites. 75% of the world’s population have parasites of one kind or another. The most common in humans are roundworm (many variations) and tapeworm as well as other types of bacterial strands of them.

 
How do we get parasites?
 
🔹Dirty water, tap water
 
🔹Traveling to other countries
 
🔹Dirt from not washing fruit or vegetables
 
🔹Not washing hands after we go to the bathroom and especially before handling food
 
🔹Animals, pets as carriers
 
🔹Kissing and being intimate with partner can spread parasites.
 
🔹Pretty much all pork has parasites (why do you think holiday ham is chock full of cloves); sushi is a culprit as well (😩).
 
🔹Raw undercooked foods in general, dirty handling, dirty food, low quality protein.
 
🔹Eating food from unsanitary restaurants and street vendors.
 
Parasites feed off our blood and nutrients and water intake to survive. They attach to the linings of our intestines or into muscle tissue. They move around via our blood stream from leaky gut syndrome and affect our central nervous system. Tapeworms, if undiagnosed for too long (like 10 years) can actually cause tremor or paralysis of our limbs.
 
How do you know you have them?
 
🔸You are CONSTANTLY TIRED when you shouldn’t be.
 
🔸Digestive bloating, abdominal cramping and pains, nausea, and alternating diarrhea and constipation over one or two weeks.
 
🔸Disorientation where you’re sitting there and then suddenly you feel dizzy like the room is spinning even though you just ate and your blood glucose levels are supposed to be normal.
 
🔸CONSTANT CRAVINGS for food- for the wrong foods that are super sugary and rich, binging, eating more than is necessary, never feeling full.
 
🔸Sudden weight loss or weight gain. I’m one of those people who gains weight. All this time I was beating myself up about the stomach I could never ever get rid of no matter what I did, and constantly eating. The truth was there were toxins in my bloodstream and in my brain telling me what to eat and when to eat and how much to eat, making me feel sick, depressed, and in pain.
 
🔸They cause brain fog AS WELL AS depression and anxiety because they contaminate (poop in) our blood, disrupting the viability to that blood to feed our brain and other organs appropriately. This in turn affects the quality of our thoughts.
 
 
The food did its job long ago and it left behind PARASITES.
 
🌟I’m proposing a PARASITE CLEANSE.🌟 
Especially if you suspect these symptoms and/or have never done a digestive cleanse before- send me an email. This is a public service announcement.  This could RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
When I thought parasites I thought it was a prerequisite to go to India or South America or something to get them. The fact is, they are in America too. They occur everywhere in lakes, rivers, swimming pools, your bathroom, kitchen, from furry and human friends, etc. Everyone could use a reboot deep inside their digestive system multiple times per year. This is especially true given the amount of times we travel or eat out or eat the wrong thing. Everyone at some point or another has contracted parasites and they haven’t left. Antibiotics DO NOT get rid of them and this is a crazy idea. 
 
This supplement I propose you buy from me has homeopathic herbs of all the most popular and most effective and time tested (ancient, as in centuries old) methods for clearing these things out phytochemically and mechanically.
 
♥️Cascara sagrada
 
♥️Senna leaf
 
♥️Amalaki
 
♥️Clove
 
♥️Wormwood
 
♥️Marshmallow root
 
♥️Walnut hull & walnut hull extract.
 
This supplement comes as part of the 10-Day Transformation Cleanse that I did. Most cleanses overlook parasites. The cleansers that do have parasite removal herbs use excess (and potentially harmful) doses of one or two of these. This blend is the best because it has a little of everything and they all balance each other and work effectively with each other so it gently cleanses without hurting us- just the parasites, for a deep energizing clean. I also took additional fiber supplement to detach those buggers and keep my digestive system moving (once or twice a day) and cut out sugars (including carbs), processed food, and caffeine. You want to cut off the parasite’s supply and balance the hormones which react more to sugar and caffeine.

The parasite cleanse was what completely transformed my digestion, elimination, body mass, hormones and mood. I had tried other natural ways to get to the root of these issues without as much success as this. Eliminating things in my diet wasn’t working and it was a very frustrating and confusing process until I realized it was something else that was thwarting my progress. Since I have become parasite-free from these products, my life has taken a drastic turn. My guilt and shame over my body and my eating habits I hid for a long time completely reversed after I realized the true cause.

During the cleanse you take four capsules of these herbs with their Powershake green alkaline drink (gluten free, dairy free, no fillers or bad preservatives). The alkaline green drinks contain all the most nutrient dense and vital foods from very rich organic soils in California. Just add water. Perfect for a busy or demanding schedule. The cleanse includes proper supplements as well as these herbs for parasite removal and detox.

This is the easiest and most effective way to get rid of parasites because it’s all the correct herbs and foods in the right doses using a simple and nourishing regimen.

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What Is Chi (Qi?) Plz

Chi is moving element within us and around us that is life giving, nurturing, and pleasing to the senses. It involves everything that is within and without us going on at the same time in every moment, and makes up the “10,000 Things” in ancient Chinese literature. (Tao Te Ching)

It is yin and yang, the five phases, the five seasons, the seven demons and seven dragons, the humors, the senses, the colors, the animals, the sensory organs, the sounds, the smells, the mystery behind the fold, the holographs. Taken down to 9, seven, or five! Three, maybe 2 things. The 1 ONE . It is a yin-yang disc spinning in a circle that embodies every ONE of these things.

The ancient Chinese depict it as a rice pot with a lid, bubbling to the surface with very hot rice! Or not bubbling at all, lots of water – rice still at the bottom. Overflowing with bubbles, froth – then the smell of burnt rice grain! Or a hot kettle and warm rice, full of warmth and fluff.  Or a cold pot, stale and putrid rice. This is a symbol, a movement of the essential character of chi, the ups and downs, the warms and cools. Simple like rice. Simple like life. The chi is the steam.

Five Things I Have Learned From Community Acupuncture

1.  Acupuncture works.

Whether it’s sciatica, allergies, digestion, depression, menstrual troubles, IVF, joint pain, insomnia or just wanting to deal with that stress in your shoulders and neck which everyone seems to have – acupuncture just works. The trick is coming to a number of sessions in that first month or two. For more chronic issues that are complex and long standing (multiple surgeries, multiple addictions, multiple pharmaceuticals) it may take longer, even up to a year of regular acupuncture treatments. The point is to come and get the balance and go home and see what that balance serves when you’re put in your normal situation again. How does this feel now that I’ve had acupuncture? What is my body telling me about this symptom? What can I change about my situation or my environment that works better for me? My symptoms are teaching me something about my life – can I listen?

One woman had sciatica going down her left leg. She noticed it came around whenever she was doing what she called “museum walking”  or walking slowly in the grocery store, or in the museum, lost in thought or being overly thoughtful about something. So I treated her Spleen and Stomach, which governs thought and this kind of rumination. I also treated her Gall Bladder which is about the direction of thought, and making wise judgement (it also happened to lie over where she was experiencing the pain). She noticed a huge improvement and only came back one other time or two because she had had that realization while she was also getting the right treatment.

2. Believe in your ability to heal.

Placebo affect is a real thing in acupuncture and I now have a lot of respect for it. It’s why people seek out healers in the form of acupuncture and other modalities – because these healers believe they can heal and they give them unconditional love while they are doing it. The Western medicine system is meant to be broken so there is incentive for us to come back. It’s not based on healing. It helps, but does not fix. If we were fixed, we would not need the expensive surgeries or expensive drugs foretold of fixing. People come to acupuncture when there is nothing out there in the market that can work. Pills will just mask or complicate it. Surgeries just create more pain. Therapists and psychotherapists only know the part of the story and the trauma we are willing to reveal. Enter acupuncture.

I have a story of one woman who comes in two, sometimes three times a week every week. You wouldn’t presume she was suffering as much as she is. In her intake form, it is written into all of the margins all the things that are wrong – every last thing. When I pull up by her side for another treatment, she typically is in a rush, completely overwhelmed, and complaining about the same things, with no connection or progressive consciousness around them, over and over. She almost never stays for the recommended half an hour with the needles which we as a clinic recommend – like it’s on-purpose. She is one of the most difficult patients to see because she comes in so much yet never speaks about any marked change or improvement after each treatment. She doesn’t want to improve if you ask me. She never talks about what helps, she only talks about what is wrong and you can almost see a sort of obsessive search in her eyes for what is wrong and what else is wrong as she talking. She keeps coming back because she is getting something out of it, namely someone to listen to her talk about all this. I spoke to her about wanting to heal and believing she can heal as being part of the whole deal here and we walked through a couple things she can decide for herself that she will and won’t do so she can avoid some of her symptoms.

If you want to heal, you have to follow the rules. The first rule is wanting to heal. The second rule is being ready to make the change with what you see. What foods help, what routine helps, and more importantly what attitude helps. The attitude will get you results. No one will get anywhere if their mind is only searching for the bad. There is SO MUCH research on placebo, the subconscious mind, and our ability to heal our bodies when we believe we are already healed. Believe you are healed in this very moment and don’t pay attention to the circumstances that brought you here. You’ll get through it. The third rule is staying for the half an hour that is recommended. Taking such precautions, showing up for your ‘Why’, showing up for partnership with the practitioner working for you, as well as relaxing, and breathing into this knowing will be the magic elixir to garner that we are healed and healing. So much can come from this shift in our stance.

3. Don’t take anything personally.

I learned that in a community setting, as well as in life, the less you take things personally the more you save yourself necessary pain and the easier it will be to get back to your work helping others. In place of taking something personally, hold a stance of compassion that you don’t know what people are going through, but you are sending them love from that tenderness in your heart that you have also been hurt too. They are that way for a reason and you will never know why but you have to be compassionate. There is a lot of pain and sickness in the world. Not just children starving in Africa but people who can’t relax or who punish others constantly for their own state which they can’t control. This is a time where people need love. They need lots and lots of love. Most people probably don’t know what unconditional love is let alone feels like. If someone treats you like shit from the get-go, do your best not to react. This is such a good lesson, as difficult as it is. If a moment could be stretched out for five minutes, wow. We could see all the things that goes on in people’s heads and their assumptions of everything which create the cage of the experience that we have. We are what we put out there. Have compassion.

4. It’s O.K. to relax.

Everyone in community acupuncture must relax as a very important component of treatment. After we consult with their issues it’s time to put in the pins and let the acupuncture settle into their body. When you receive acupuncture, it’s like being drugged up on the sensation of life coursing through you. It is feeling your blood and your bones and you spirit aura around you getting a cleansing, especially the longer you stay and the more often you come. The lull of sleep with the brightness of healing – this is how it feels to me. This is a potent time to feel like you are being healed, to make resolutions, intentions, and awaken to your own feelings in your body and the feelings and pains we suppress so they can move out. I was so surprised to find how little people sleep or rest. This is so important. If we got more rest, a majority of our symptoms wouldn’t be there – this is almost a guarantee and I’ve read this in sleep studies. In a community setting you get to rest and it’s O.K. because other people are resting too! And the world is not collapsing and we are creating a new reality that it’s okay to take care of yourself and to rest. There’s also this fear about resting that people are afraid to rest even if their body needs this and is garnering this response from the treatment. Please don’t be afraid of rest or of naps or of going to bed early. This is a healing response and we have to willing to go through the healing so we can be healed.

5. Don’t let anyone tell you to hold back your love. 

When I first started, the owner of the clinic told me that I needed to be “consistent” with people and he kept repeating this over and over to me. I understood the concept but at the same time it was very confusing to me. He meant that I shouldn’t do one thing one day to a patient and another thing another day with the same patient or other patients, whether it was pins placed in one part of the body versus another, or if having more of a conversation on one day than another day. I soon realized this had to do with his own fear in opening his heart than it had to do with a patient’s experience of the clinic or of the treatment they were getting from me (or of me as a practitioner). I learned that I can be loving and open to everyone in various ways, subtle and obtuse, without sacrificing the quality of the treatment and their experience. Patients will know immediately the difference. People can feel it. Some patients we naturally have the exchange of words, some others prefer to talk very little – and what matters every time, before I ever pick up a pin to insert, is my unconditional love that I feel for them before treating them. It comes with the intention of healing them, in the belief that they CAN be healed. Who else is going to hold that in possibility for them? It’s up to me to love and believe in them. People are desperate for a person to treat them with love, kindness, and care. This was a huge learning and I will always follow my own guidance in this regard and not hold anything about myself back when I am in a place of being in service to others. I have a lot of compassion for people who feel they have to hold back being who they are, or that who they are isn’t good enough to serve a person in the moment. I feel like this sums up all of the previous four things I have mentioned – that there is no holding back. If we give love to others without expectation or an agenda, then a majority of the healing has already been accomplished. We are not alone. We are here to grow together and we are all healed together.

Acupuncture With A Side of Fried Chicken

I don’t eat fried chicken but I work at a place for fried chicken. The food will always be “Good.” “Amazing.” I say “You’ll love it” to people. Because they will love it. I tried the fried chicken once and it was amazing, and then I had diarrhea and migraines for days. I had to get to acupuncture pronto to help my gut. That, ginger root, and exercise helped it get totally better. And I will still sell both of those things to people touting their goodness for the right reasons.

Granted bar food is so easy to sell. “You’re here for the delicious bar food, right? Do you like grease? Spice? Drinks and beer cheese fries? Doing something totally indulgent? Sweet. Welcome and let me help you get you set up.”

I want to make selling acupuncture this easy. People walking into my clinic knowing what they wanna get, looking forward to the final product, and money is already on the table.

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Since March I took this job at Crisp Restaurant + Bar in Shaw neighborhood of DC, a fast-changing part of D.C., with a lot of cute neighborhood digs.

The restaurant, on 1st and Rhode Island, best known for their hot chicken, a fried specialty, and classic southern-cooked sides such as mac n cheese (super cheesy), collard greens, french fries, banana pudding, and the famous craft cocktail like an Old Fashioned…

Though this chicken joint is ‘not me’ – it IS me.

As an acupuncturist I have been thinking the thoughts of WHO AM I if I eat gluten, or love cheesy mac n cheese, drink soda when I eat out, or have a few bottomless mimosas too many like these other customers are doing.

Where others drop their money on a six pack or some fried chicken, I will drop any amount of money on the right dairy-free milk, the right sugar-free kimchi, or the right gluten-free granola. Definitely I am a bit of a holistic fanatic.  If it’s natural and botanical, spiritual or transformational, high vibrating, food, supplements, or access to higher knowledge, I will pay top dollar. For example I will spend the extra $4 on a juice with juiced parsley in it because I know parsley helps eliminate mercury and free radical levels from the system.

Of course being well versed in the realms of healing, using holistic methods of healing (acupuncture, nutrition, rest, water, breathing exercises, chakra meditations, natural herbs or supplements, journaling, yoga what have you) is my job and I should invest in these things. It’s good to have high health standards so I can teach my patients. I coach people to solve their health concerns sustainably and holistically, helping to move their chi based on how cultivated I am in the cultivation and movement of my own chi.

I had a lot of fears going into a new service job (never mind that I had worked on a coffee bus on Hawaii). What would people think of me as a healer/health conscious person? Would I look less like an acupuncturist? Would I get ostracized or bullied by people at work for being ‘too holistic’? Would I fall back into some old habits (drinking, smoking, not sleeping enough, not exercising enough, whatever) that would negatively impact or compromise my health in some way? Would I pick up some bad friendships or bad vibes dealing with people or would I get along with everyone? And the bigger question for my career, how would I be in bigger and bigger environments around more and more people and still maintain healing presence and a sense of vitality to be able to heal? I ask these questions for myself and for many other practitioners of healing arts or who feel a calling to take holistic measures in their lives but also have to be out in the world interacting with many different businesses, working otherwise for yourself and paying all the bills.

I have been able to make this experience work for me despite my past experiences in bars, in the nightlife lifestyle, which is bringing up past times I was bullied (really!) for having food intolerances or wanting to go to bed early, dealing with bad vibes, and getting myself into trouble. I had shut myself off and distanced myself a lot from what represented to me these oppositional forces. I’ve adopted that I just need to be in the moment with my experience. (Isn’t that always the answer?)

I can now love and accept the irony here. Doing something I want to do that is the opposite of what people expect is part of a soul expansion I am doing- something my soul needs to explore and learn from and grow from for reasons that are mysterious. (This is in fact the hallmark sign of soul work).

 

And I’ll close with a story that I feel is related, learning not to take yourself too seriously making life out to be so linear or absolute…that healing is neither linear or absolute:

In the car on the way home from a retreat with my acupuncture class, I told a friend a bit too preemptively, and a bit too boldly (I was a little grumpy at the time) that she, a recovering alcoholic going to meeting Alcoholics Anonymous, would one day find herself  years from now able to have a drink without calling herself or labeling herself an alcoholic, or feeling the pain or guilt at any trajectory of relapse. I was being a bit of a devil’s advocate.

Of course she got really mad at me because AA was her life, her support, and her community at that point in her recovery. Duh, it was upsetting to her when so much of her life and her transition was tied to this 12-Step program (which is really an amazing resource for people struggling with addictions). I felt bad after I said it, it was not my place to say, and even in my grumpy state, it was coming from a good intention. At the time I had just finished reading Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’ and he made this exact point about an alcoholic in recovery.

I know it sounds kinda mean and maybe crazy, especially to people who have struggled with addiction (which, if we lived in our 20s, we all probably have). Definitely we can all agree any addiction is a brain disease (an escape, seeking comfort from the outside, seeking to change your state to avoid old unidentified patterns of pain) that takes a lot of time to heal, undoing karma with people interpersonally and reworking the structure of your life.

I wanted to leave with this above idea anyway, that there will come a day when we don’t need to identify with what we’ve been handed and the wounds we were meant to bear, the labels we have had to carry – we need the story and we need to move beyond the story. Ultimately.

And that would be freeing. Imagine how liberating that would be, if we aren’t these realities, we have already overcome what we ‘thought’ we were without even trying.  We realize we didn’t need those things to be sane anyway, everything is wrote, and we can trust ourselves exactly for who we are for now anyway.

How often do we take for granted how much we have changed that would make an outcome totally different if we truly saw ourselves for who we are Today?

It’s important to continuously let go of the past, identifying with it, letting it define who we are. We can’t let just anything in our life DEFINE us. These things of ‘WHO AM I’ of where I eat, where I work, what I do, who I connect with are not ME – IDENTIFIED. Doing that will limit where our soul needs to experience everything.

I was moved that what I felt was called for was to be a server, and I smile to myself when I think of the term ‘server.’ It’s about being humble and getting your work done and being there for people.

I decided I would trust this idea that kept repeatedly entering my mind (even before my friend who owns the place offered that I come in). I realized I like the service industry a lot. I like the people I interact with. I like the community and the camaraderie and doing business with people. The people I work with at Crisp feel like family, and each of us has our important role which feels very grounding.

I want to sell acupuncture and create community and family. I want to make holistic healthcare as accessible and wonderful as rich greasy food is to the American diet. I am learning about creating the consistency and proper nourishment for everyday people and how to serve up exactly what they want every day. Like a cold beer that could actually be good for you. 🙂

5 Spring Wellness Tips

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Spring can be spiky. Here are some tips.

Spring is here! Sort of! Wait winter. No spring! Flowers! Snow. Warm breeze! Freezing wintery mix.

Transitioning into Spring can be a lot for people. There’s always changes in the weather and the activity, not knowing where the energy is best directed. Things are slow to start, and there’s impatience and a sense of a surge, a rush, a need to get somewhere, grow somewhere, like the little buds on the trees.

There can also be mood swings, anger, and frustration or just plain depression for people with cranky liver chi navigating through all this.

Despite putting lemons in my water each morning, stretching and some seated meditation, crossing some needed things off my to-do list, I find the spring to be one of the more sneaky seasons that can get the best of me if I am not careful and mindful of the spring energy.

My health has historically had cranky issues in the spring, or the ‘Wood Phase’ of five

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How tunnel vision feels.. somewhat of a magical kaleidoscope!

element acupuncture. I have floaters in my eyes after looking at bright lights, dizziness if I stand up too fast, and occasional migraines.

I know these symptoms occur after a couple days of not sleeping well, not having enough water, not eating proper foods, or going too hard on a night out. As a woman, bleeding on the heavier side every month, menstrual issues also contribute to these signs and symptoms of blood deficiency, or Liver yin deficiency.

So what are some methods for dealing with the Liver, the official in charge of the smooth flow of chi, the storage of blood, the sinews and tendons, clear sight in the eyes, and the overall energy that is rising up in nature and in our bodies?

And not forgetting the Gall Bladder, the yang to the Liver’s yin, in charge of wise decision, proper perspective, and just action? The back and forth decision making, lack of decision making, lack of action, are things found under the realm of Gall Bladder’s ability to carry out the orders of the Liver. The Gall Bladder is the envoy of the General.  Who has the plans and the gall (hardy-har) to carry out the fresh plans springing forth for this new cycle?

Here are some things I always recommend to my patients:

DRINK WATER:

I recommend people drink at least two water bottles full of water a day, ideally more. Water moistens the eyes, sinews, and blood for smoother flow of chi.  It improves mood, energy, and stamina.

On a whole, people don’t drink enough water. Sugary drinks actually overwork the Liver, messing up our metabolism and making us more dehydrated. Simple, yummy water with cucumbers or charcoal powder (so good!), lemon, spirulina for alkalinity, are the best sizzurp to slurp while you kill it in your workaday or weekend mode.

 

STRETCH:

With the weather constantly changing from cold to warm again, contracting and expanding, it’s important to find balance through stretching major muscle groups and tendons around the major articulations of the joints, especially at the groin as the Liver sinew meridian binds there.

Do some lunges with the arms up such as the warrior series in yoga, especially Peaceful Warrior  which is sort of a backbend, helping to open up the diaphragm and regulate breathing (for example, if patients come in taking big heaving sighs every so often I know they have some congestion in their Liver constricting in the diaphragm. It’s a sign they have a lot of stress!).

Stretching helps get things moving again. This is not unlike the trees getting their sap from the ground to start growing again. As you see them bend more in the wind you know they are returning to life – just like you after a good stretching session!

If you have a specific area that is in pain, spend ten extra minutes on the floor with a towel, on a foam roller, or on a yoga mat getting into a position that helps stretch this area and make it feel good and alive. Stay away from ice as it’s too contracting and more often yields more pain. Drink water.

Overall take time to stretch before and after your gym session, take a yoga class, get outside and get moving again to start aligning your body with the energy.

 

MODERATE YOUR VICES:

Because of all the rising chi, and its affects on our mood, our body, and our plans for spring, it’s a great idea to moderate the things that get you off track in your plans.

Excess sugar, overly rich oily/greasy foods, excess alcohol, weed, prescription pain killers and the like need to be reduced or in some cases eliminated. Listen to what your body needs.

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Naked meditating never hurt anyone!

It’s not a coincidence that many religions incorporate a fasting or abstinence period during this time of year. You may be feeling more sensitively to these things now as the Liver, in this season, is in charge of metabolizing and moving these things all around the body. Nutritionally, this is especially true for oils and sugars. Have berries, lemons, cilantro, parsley, seeds and nuts, salmon, and things that detox the blood and get you your omega 3s and 6s. If you lose a lot of blood each month, or have some of the descriptions I described of myself above, take an iron supplement with your meal.

The result is that you will be feeling more alert, awake, clear headed and responsive to the ups and downs of spring with the weather, the frustrations of things not going as planned, and its resulting mood swings. I find the mood swings in spring to be brutal and having no rhyme or reason, they just come in like a gust of wind and leave just as quickly, however if the blood is vital, our mood and energy cycles are less erratic and the season can be experienced with more ease.

 

GO TO BED BY 11PM:

I know this sounds crazy to many. I am a night owl more than a spring chicken myself, and this is not an easy one for me. But it’s a good one to put on this list. The night time is the time the Liver and Gall Bladder store and clean the blood, going to bed by this time can help them do their job more effectively. Do your best to finish eating dinner by 8pm so the digestion has time to deliver the nutrients to the blood, then be horizontal in bed by 11 so these organs can move the blood into the Liver to be stored and cleaned while we sleep. The result for my body has been waking up refreshed and clear, feeling less groggy and heavy. In the Chinese medicine clock, the Gall Bladder has its hours between 11 and 1AM and the Liver from 1-3AM.

 

DREAM BIG:

This is the time of year to take some of your big dreams to seed. This is the year of the Rooster as well, which is about planning properly and giving everything its due process. It may not all be able to happen in one year, but the first part will!

Look at your calendar. What do you want to have finished one month from now, accomplished three months, six months, a year from now?

What are your plans? What decisions need to be made right now so you can plant your spring crops for harvest season in the fall? What needs to go? What can be added?

The Spirit of the Liver official is the hun which governs our imagination and dreams. It leaves us during sleep and goes to a different place where we have dreams and returns in the morning so we remember what we have dreamt. It comprises all of life- whatever can be seen or imagined is by extension real and can be manifested. All of life’s greatest inventions and technologies, all of the things we take for granted in this life like asphalt and potato peelers were once a dream of some individual who made a big impact. Let yourself dream big for your life. Don’t share this with anyone, just store it in your heart and use it as fuel to set things in motion. We all need a dream and a purpose pulling us forward. And it never ends. After it’s one thing, it’s the next thing. What we are in charge of is this, right now. The right decision, the right action, and the right direction (Gall Bladder) to take us freely and directly to our bliss.

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That uplifted, invigorated feeling is a hallmark of spring feva’ – that can-do, anything-is-possible, conquer-the-world Springtime High. It’s like the feeling of being wonderfully, happily inebriated at the bar with your friends except even better than that because everything on your to-do list is done, the hangover just-let-me-die-feeling never arrives, and you are ready for what awesome thing will be conquered next in your Dream-life.

I hope you enjoyed reading this! Happy Spring, with the equinox around the corner! Sign up for my newsletter below:

Spiritual Curatives For Emotional Distress

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[Editor’s note: I originally channeled this message the morning of my Vision Board Workshop on January 3rd. I didn’t share it with anyone, yet I feel very strongly to share it today. I happened to have found it today even though I didn’t open it on my computer…hmm.

In light of the recent events of protests and marches, the intense debates online and in the media, the nauseating news stories of the anger, hatred, fear, vitriol that is being introduced by the racist, sexist, money-driven white supremacists running the White House in America and all the people who find themselves caught and unable to look away, feeling helpless, I needed to teach about something I know on the subject.

This is the broadcast for all self-reflective, sensitive, caring and loving individuals, activists, artists, healers on this path who feel affected by what’s going on in the world in some way, who are caught up in the drama, the internet trolls out there, the general malaise of all their friends and family and want to become aware of their own energy field to be better able to cleanse, heal, and serve. Read on:]

Our purpose is to channel love.

Our body is a vessel for spirit to act out its destiny.

Each one of us is a vessel for our own heart’s spirit, the spirits of many other people around us in our lives, and the spirit of nature.

There is a call to bring our Spirit to become alive again, to refresh our purpose and return to our calling to continue to reform and improve society.

I experience in my practice and in the healing of myself and others that there are certain things you can do to bring Spirit to Body. These things all elicit a palpable feeling state of flow for everyone, some having more of a palpable affect of the feeling state of spirituality in the body than others. As you look over this list, you can perhaps recall a time that you experienced something out of the ordinary yet possessing a certain type of miraculous feeling – a “life is a miracle” feeling where you had new eyes and senses from which to perceive the world, new life, new spirit.   These feeling state awareness come in the form of the following activities/items:

  • Taking a Shower
  • Writing a poem or making art
  • Exercising/Sweating
  • Yoga T’ai Ch’i or Qi Gong
  • Going to the movies or reading a powerful book
  • Doing a breathing technique
  • Praying, going to a temple or house of prayer
  • Using stones, crystals or gems
  • Taking a salt bath
  • Having a conversation with a friend or lover that’s really meaningful
  • Writing in your journal
  • Using sage, incense or a candle for cleansing
  • Meditating
  • Participating in a ritual with a tribe or shaman where there is chanting, singing and sacred music with or without the use of an entheogen
  • Sitar, gong, or singing bowl sound healing
  • Getting body work

 

Getting an acupuncture treatment is among the first and most effective naturally healthy and gentle ways to clear your energy field that I have found for my journey personally. The list above can cure the subtle and denser layers in the physical body, that which would normally disturb our ability to see and perceive life through the eyes of love and infinite possibility.

Our spirit continuously renews in the matter in these ways, and having an unending position of gratitude for it increases its potency even more.

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In acupuncture I sense people’s energetic availability in the moment and I have a psychic knowing sense of the various things that are bothering them. I can hear their pain, and where there is a need to let go of certain thought form entities of stuck energy that need to be removed and worked out of the density and released.

We all have sticky auras, because we all need other people to help us grow and evolve, and this is part of our purpose to become aware of these things that were once betrayed to us in the matter. 

The negative entities get in to our bodies starting as some experience in our life that never got cleared and kept being added to our thoughts and memories so much so that it began replaying in our reality day to day. As it grew stronger over the months and years it began to become shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, lower back pain.

It would come into the body or manifest in the body during certain periods of emotional stress and discomfort reminiscent of this initial invasion. Interestingly it wouldn’t show up at other times when things were more calm like they had gotten out of the environment or away from the person which was caustic, or they became distracted and enlivened by something that made them happy (or by doing one of the above things on the list!) either for a small window of time or through an intentional lifestyle change. There was a disconnect to this thought form which made room for new life and new healing and the freedom of their spirit to exist in the world in a new way.

This is what happens from living out in the world and being subject to life as human beings between heaven and earth, light and dark, form and ether. In order to grow and advance and move into uncharted territory in our lives we have to mitigate our energetic body living in the present moment with the inertia of our past.

We have to be willing to do the present moment, mindful energy work that is necessary to take a quantum leap. We must locate spirit in our lives and see spirit in life and feel spirit in our bodies to be able to heal these things. Whether momentarily or for a lifetime  these spiritual beings incorporate in us so we can, as mediums, be able to augment or eliminate them at will to feel more at ease and control in our lives. All of us are masters of our own lives and healers of our own energy, learning quite a lot over our lifetime about ourselves.

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I’m seeking to take something esoteric like spirit and spirituality and make it physically understood for people so they can have a sense understanding in their body what this feeling is and why it’s important to pay attention to it.

To talk about addictions briefly

This is a repetitive cycle that is compounded of many different influences, ancestral karma, and hurts over time. The longer something goes unexamined, the more it can grow into our bodies causing pain and causing layers of pain. As we release the layers we spiritually grow and are able to help others release these wounds on an exponential scale which helps the whole world.

Addiction is a disease in the mind that we must cure that has a psychological and bodily response in us, causing us to go on automatic to quell the outside stressor that is coming in. We don’t know what we don’t know until we are placed out of the habit or environment that was keeping us numb to our own wisdom our body constantly communicates to us.

Strong addiction is an endless cycle that keeps repeating as the body starts to get used to the highs and lows from the initial impact(s) considering it a normal bodily state. Scientifically speaking, our body adapts to the radical hormone fluctuations that are propagated through the stressor, along with the substance or emotion that comes as an automatic response.

If it’s not an alcohol or narcotic or some other addiction to things, it’s a love addiction or a drama addiction with social implications where the mind can creates upsets like “I’m not getting enough attention,” “I’m not being shown enough love,” “That person is treating me badly,” to act out old recordings of our past. This invokes a familiar pain which we on a subconscious level attract and need to experience over and over again until we receive the instructions for how to unplug from these drainages in our energy system. This pain is so we can grow and manifest under new paradigms the thoughts and beliefs which are in the alignment of self love and forgiveness, defined by us as the masters of our inner world.

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We can easily react from the position of the innocent children as the victim, yet the call is to accept everything that happened to us and is happening to us not as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ notions but to realize that somewhere there’s a karmic ballpark where everything that everyone is doing to one another makes sense for the grander plane of the love unfolding in the world.

Practice one of these self care rituals for half an hour every day and listen to how your body feels before and after.

Receiving healing work from a self-cultivated practitioner such as an acupuncturist can help greatly to unravel these patterns so the body can begin to direct us in healthy ways where we have gone astray from listening intuitively within.

We are made of 90% water, with the same organic compounds as other living beings, soil, and the stars in the sky. It is helpful to use substances from nature for healing such as the ocean or the moon can help to bring these emotions and disruptions out of our body. Salt baths, crystals, as I mention, are some of the things that vibrate at a naturally higher frequency. Nature is constantly trying to help us. The more we can align with the cycles and the gifts of the seasons for great health and ease in life.

The goal of all my mentioning this to you is to be in the present moment with total forgiveness, without judging the mystery of the unknown past and future as it presents itself to us.

As human beings forgiveness for the moment is essential for how we choose our perceptions of reality. We have a soul-need to play out the dark and the light forces in the physical time and space with denser and slower energy of the bodily tissues as we move about, interact, and transform our perception of the world. We are subject to the wills of spirit as matter bumping around with other matter.

When we have the power of forgiveness in our heart we are endlessly renewed to be present in the moment and we don’t get stuck in the illusion of the other thing/person outside of ourselves. We can act according to our higher self in the moment because we are not mindlessly acting from some past hurt or sadness, resentment, anger, fear, grief, or even joy or sympathy in our life (the five emotions in Chinese 5-element acupuncture). From a higher place, the moment contains all power to manifest the justice of our soul’s perception.

Consciousness will spread. The Truth can never be hidden. The messages Spirit needs to come through our channel, is what is meant to be alive and embodied for the matter destiny wherein all beings evolve simultaneously.

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Spirit is always guiding us.  They want to be part of this process with us. The closer we come to the present moment, the more we can allow ourselves to observe the illusion.

When we do this we find new feelings of satisfaction in our day to day life, which is what Abraham Hicks, channeled by Esther Hicks, calls “being in the vortex.” This is the augmentation of positive feelings and a sense of devotion to our higher purpose. This is a feeling state of limitless being which is creating opportunities for effortless magnetism and natural abundance to flow to us. With practice we will be able to sustain these periods of flow and abundance for longer and longer periods.  The grace that is given to us will be given in greater amounts as we transmit these acts of grace to other people.

So the time is to raise our consciousness. The time now is to keep cleaning our bodies and our mental of our attitudes and beliefs. Clean the food that comes in our mouth, purify the water, clean the places we sleep and work, the people we let into our sacred space of intimacy and vulnerability. Go with your intuition. Pick your battles. Retreat when necessary, but never give up on being the sensitive being you are. The world needs this sensitivity. We are hear to uplift others and receive the divine blessings which are abundant now.

With Love,

Lm