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”

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

Living In An Acupuncture Body

Acupuncture amazes me. As a patient and as a practitioner, I fell in love with this medicine because it gave me the means to explore my health condition in a way that addressed my concurrent need to explore underlying issues in my physical state within my deeper consciousness. I longed to know myself so I could know what to do next.
 
Acupuncture allows an all-natural access to the ‘Gates of Life’ (using Governor Vessel 4’s point name here for metaphor). These are portals to higher and higher understanding of our body’s wisdom and the trickle down effect of very subtle pattern imprinting over our lifetime (and from previous lifetimes in our ancestry).
 

Acupuncture breaks up old vibrations to create new ways of being to serve us in the Now. The healing results in not just new thoughts, new possibilities for us conceptually, but the literal embodiment of health and renewal: new movements in our eyes, new voices from our tongue, new gestures in our hands and a renewal of literally everything that our watery body can move through via the gates of this life-giving chi.

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Today I treated a woman opening one of these ‘gates’ to her by calling her in that moment to the feeling sensation of her body – from the pins and where they were placed around her body. In guiding her through that feeling-state-sensation of the chi, she could begin to feel lightness, the movement of life and health that the acupuncture needles were beginning to augment. As I guided her she was able to become present to her state to create a real-time shift in herself.
 
Because her body was already undergoing a reassignment of the alpha and theta wave-states of her brain, deep in her subconscious in her parasympathetic state, she was able to have a very comfortable out-of-body experience coupled with a very powerful visualization quite meaningful to her. She recounted this to me afterwards with wonder and amazement.
 
For the fact that this energy cannot be bottled in a pill makes it a most valuable healing commodity in its own right. Everyone who lives in a body has access to this healing force which acupuncture makes real. It’s not a concept. It’s not a placebo – I believe those experiments have validity but are out-dated in today’s world, with so many of us sensitive Indigos, sensitive to energy.
 
These experiences can be directed through acupuncture. They are happening on ethereal layers in our aura, in the kinetic layers in our tissues and muscles, and down to the densest material in our bones.
 
For those suffering in pain in their body who have tried everything for their condition yet still find options limited, who feel caught and blinded by the onslaught of life in a body, acupuncture can help. A pattern is still stuck in the inertia, in the cycle of life and death all around us. A new gate needs to be open; the river needs to feed into the ocean.
 
When you buy a session of acupuncture, you’re buying a priceless human experience from the soul wisdom inside, the one that knows exactly what you are doing, and exactly everything as it is already happening.

How To Meditate

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There are certainly a lot of people who can speak about meditation and how to meditate. But not all of them are acupuncturists, or classical Chinese medicine acupuncturists with a psychic bent. I wanted to write down and speak to my own experience with meditation and offer how I meditate because for those who know me and how committed I am to spiritual growth, there could be some new information that someone has not considered before to incorporate into their own practice or routine.

I get asked this question from patients and friends and it’s hard to start with just one thing, so I’m going to line up everything I know and my own experiences with meditation to help illuminate this subject more for people.

The first part about meditating is to do it often. It needs to be an integral part of a routine, set up every time, performed the same way. I’m someone who likes variety in my day and variety in activities over the week, but the morning routine and evening or nightly routine is always the same. I need it to be, because it serves as kind of a ‘control group’ in this entrepreneurial ‘experiment’ I am calling my life.

The environment: it works when you have a certain area of the house for meditations so that the things in and around this area are imbued with ‘the feels’ of a meditation and healing space (to use a popular colloquial term). The more you use it and bring this energy to it, the more you can feel it. It’s like the difference of walking into a spa versus walking into work – it just feels different because it’s used specifically.

Whatever section of your bedroom, living room, back room/study you meditate in, make it free of tech and wires which are very yang. This is a time for yin and receptive energy.

Sit on the same pillow or chair, and have some unique or meaningful garment like a special shawl that you wear. Special items from your childhood or ancestry, gems, flowers in a vase and a lighted candle give life to the space. Every time you sit there, every time you wrap the shawl over your shoulders, you are going to feel the good vibrations you left there before, and it’s only going to add to your brain’s ability to open more fully into each session. On a metaphysical level, the preparations you do beforehand, like draping the shawl, lighting the incense or the candle, are a sign for the astral energies in the body to get ready to enter into this state of consciousness.

Meditation is like brain gym at first. It’s learning how to have no thoughts. You’re not putting anything in there, it’s more you are stripping everything away. Each thought that you do have that arises is part of a larger portrait of your consciousness which via meditation, is zooming outward and further outward into a place of observing, observing, observing. It’s amazing what this state of awareness can offer.

There are many meditation techniques I recommend and there are different ways of adopting them and seeing which one works for you. I will be uploading some recorded meditations on here for you to experiment with in the near future so check back here soon, or join my newsletter to receive such updates.

 

The first kind of meditation I recommend is a general breathing and noticing meditation. It starts with scanning the body and noticing different areas of tension or holding and breathing slowly into those places. I do this anywhere and anytime I feel scattered, stressed, and ungrounded.

The best times to meditate I find are in the morning, mid- to late-afternoon and anywhere in between where I feel my energy leaking or drained. (Meditation can be used anywhere – however it is not recommended while driving!)

As I make a scan of my body to all the various places, I notice pain, darkness or contraction in my body, and also my thoughts about these pains. Ironically the more receptive I am to the state of my body the more the pains subside and dissipate. Many people do not know or appreciate meditation’s ability to manage and mitigate pain and the pain receptors in the brain in real time.

The second type of meditation I use is a clearing one, which clears the body of excess, dirty energy, and cuts energetic chords. This is done first by doing the first meditation described above for a few minutes for the mind and the breath to calm the nervous system. Then, visualize a grounding chord from your first chakra (a wheel of energy located between the anus and the bottom of the tailbone) into the earth. Imagine it so fully that you can pretty much feel it pulling you downward like your body weighs one thousand pounds. Your chord can be made of elevator cable, sturdy sailing rope, fine golden string… The point is to feel it anchoring you. Play around with this chord to visualize and feel it to be sturdy like no one or nothing could ever cut it or detach it from you. Send the chord down to what you imagine to be the center of the earth under layer of soil, silt, sand, rock, and molten lava (anyone else having ‘Animaniac’ cartoon flashbacks? – The episode when they travel to the center of the earth? Please comment below if you know!).

Connect the chord to the earth energy at the center of the earth and reinforce your chord with white light. Then one by one send all the stuff that’s heavy, shadowy or burdensome own the chord to be eliminated, perhaps using colors or shapes and ‘watching’ them, feeling them go down the chord, dropping into the lava and then that release and lighter feeling. Some things you try to release may be stubborn and get stuck halfway down, therefore it’s helpful to repeat, “I release this to the universe for the highest good of all” or some other blessing acknowledging what it served to teach you and allowing it to transform. I got this advice from psychic Debra Lynn Katz and I still use it for clearing. You imagine each thing moving out of you and then you can really start to feel grounded and what’s even more, like yourself again.

This is helpful especially when you feel you are still carrying some baggage from previous encounters, conversations, or some situational negativity that just won’t let up. If you find yourself walking away from something in more of a negative or bad mood, it’s a sign you have absorbed some of that energy. It’s natural. It’s part of being a human in the world and not necessarily your fault or another’s, but you do have the responsibility to clean it up.

Another level of this meditation is doing chakra chord-cutting. Taking a scan of the body in the first meditation, then establishing a grounding chord in the second meditation, as you clear different things and scan your energy wheels going up the spine (first, second, third, and up to seventh chakras above the crown of the head), you may feel certain people’s energy around those areas. I tend to feel this the most around the lower belly of the second chakra, in the heart, or around the neck) where you are subconsciously mingling energies with that other person’s chakra. This is more another layer to pay attention to as you are clearing. And in this fashion, imagining huge scissors slicing through these chords to break them and watching them fall to the ground.

The third kind of meditation that I use is a dynamic meditation using the Law of Attraction. This is like the second meditation, except instead of clearing, you are visually and/or emotionally playing with some images and feelings of what you deeply desire or want to manifest in your life in how you want to feel and be in what you see as your ‘future self.’

I love this kind of meditation because the dynamics really improve my mood and my outlook on life, as well as my wellbeing. This is where the power of meditation really makes its trademark because the things you can notice or feel psychically while under this altered state of consciousness you can also notice or perceive more and more in the gross levels of eyes open out in the real world. The life of our dreams and the life ‘out there’ start to blend. This is where you hear of concert pianists or sports athletes visualizing every minute of their performance and their success. It’s a powerful tool which can cure depression and hopelessness.

All three of these meditations can be all in one 45 minute-an hour sitting or done one-by-one with the intention desired.

Some side effects of meditation are increased happiness, self esteem, love, along with reduced stress, anxiety, depression as well as reduced pain as I mentioned. Some people feel a sense of euphoria while it is going on, and some even orgasm – this is not uncommon. In addition to these things, intuition, psychic acuity vastly increases as well as inner clarity and one’s sense of purpose and will.

Another rarely mentioned side affect of these meditations can be a sort of dizziness and ungrounded-ness like where the room, the floor, the body seems to have disappeared and your consciousness is going through a spacial void and there’s no sensation of physical reality. It’s not a bad thing, or wrong, although it feels very weird! This happens to me a lot, especially when using incenses with psychoactive properties in them such as frankincense, myrrh, and the stronger ones like nag champa (no wonder Jesus was so enlightened!). It is still a weird feeling, but I’ve gotten used to it and am better at controlling it. Keep observing the breath, maybe flicker your eyes open once or twice to remind yourself of your alter, and ask the energy to slow and dim itself a bit. Sometimes our spiritual guides get really excited that we are doing this healing work that when a strong light being comes into our field it can unbalance us for a minute. When this happens to me I give thanks for the new energy field and for the guide for bringing this healing to me, and then I ask it to be a little less so I can integrate.

Always remember in meditation working with negative and positive energies, you are always in command over them. Keep observing and zooming out of your experience like you are watching yourself from a corner of the room or from above. Use your words and your prayer to focus and direct the energy where you want it to go. Keep observing the experience. Keep a timer and a journal nearby to ground you.

A lot of people don’t like to start meditation because they “don’t have time” and they “can’t sit still.” But they do have time for being stressed out, scatter-brained, and feeling out of control! As with any new practice, it’s more about consistency than the amount of time as the brain gets used to new stimuli and makes new energy pathways (which arrive as discomfort in the beginning).

I encourage five to ten minutes once a day to start. First thing in the morning is a great time when the mind is calm, and it sets a good tone for the day. Then going to twice a day like before bed, or in the afternoon/evening when the day’s rhythm switches up. If you can sit for 10 minutes, then you can sit for 20, 30 and even up to an hour! Start with just five. Depending on my mood I sit up or lie down, or prop pillows behind my back or under my knees.

Yoga stretches beforehand can help the hips and spine relax more comfortably. Hand mudras, and breathing techniques such as holding for four counts, releasing for eight (and so forth – especially helpful in the beginning as breath is directly linked to the nervous system) all increase the sensations of the meditation and the ability to stay focused on the emptiness of mind as well as the conjuring of visualizations.

Have fun with these! Leave a message or comment below if you have any questions. Tell me about an experience you have, or what you notice shifting for your wellness. I promise you this will only bring very positive results!

Wally_meditating

Find Your Movement This Spring

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Started the week right with a morning yoga class at Georgetown Yoga and snapped this pic on my way to my car. The one thing that always effectively reduces my stress and makes me happy is movement in all its forms, being outside and breathing fresh oxygen into my body. And today I learned how easy I can make it by scheduling a class or otherwise blocking out time. Every week some special treat(s) for my body.
Even with those voices in my head telling me to hurry up and do better, not this way do it this way – so externally oriented – when I let myself receive during these intentional moments for my health, i.e. when breathing and moving consciously inside the body takes hold, body is automated, gauging and evaluating its need – not only am I more effective but I am more connected to my original energy. I’m talking about my Heart. It knows me and what I need and where I am going. The inner connection must be reattached so the heart can administer it’s powerful potions and messages. Thoughts come from the chest and bones of all sorts playfully reset.
I find that acupuncture really helps with my movement and exercise routine. It boosts my immune system so the body heals quicker after a workout. I also remember going to yoga (or the gym) on days I had had acupuncture and the results in my practice and my routine were AMAZING. I felt so much more connected to myself. I could do a lot more with my body and go deeper in my concentration, meditation, awareness, and of course, my inner healing process which is a spiraling connection of all these things.
I hope you find yourself inspired to go out and move today! Don’t let any negative talk in your body get you down either. You move, stretch, exercise because you LOVE your body not because you hate it and you want to punish yourself. This is truly a very sacred relationship that must be cultivated as the body is primary to any healing process. It’s the vehicle of our consciousness in THIS present moment!