healing

5 root causes of disease

December 7, 2011

 A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend an Ayurveda retreat put on by Floracoepia called “In Search of the Medicine Buddha”.  One of the speakers was a Tibetan doctor.  She explained that from the understanding of Tibetan medicine, there are five root causes of disease.    They are:

*nutrition root~overfed, undernourished

*environmental toxicity

*socio-economic stress~life combined with $money worries

*spiritual disconnection with nature

*iatrogenic~improper diagnosis by doctors and improper combination of drugs

She emphasized the importance of having a garden and how it can cure it all.   Not only can you grow your own food, but also medicines.  If you can’t have a garden, in what ways can you grow towards living in a fashion that supports more sustainable ways?  Can you examine your life to eliminate or bring balance to these root issues?   

owl, i love you so*

November 19, 2011

2 days ago I gave away an owl feather from the wing of the most beautiful owl I found freshly killed several years ago.  Then my friend and I were out walking and I looked over and there, laying in the grass and leaves was this (exact same size) owl feather.  When I picked it up, I realized this recirculation of owl medicine.  thank you! your silent wisdom came like magic.  so heart filling*   who-who-whooo 

morning medicine

November 10, 2011

The beauty that we received on a morning walk along the Truckee river.  

                                                                                       

    bear medicine
It is said that the strength of bear medicine is the power of introspection.  
What is whispering within?  Listen deeply*
    puddle
    kindness
 
especially to yourself.  

the path in

October 26, 2011

the path in, inner discovery

 ”The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be” – Neale Donald Walsch

getting in the flow

October 10, 2011

Everything in life has it’s certain flow.  Just look at nature.  I believe that part of healing is getting into our flow.  what makes us feel good.  and it is unique to each of us.   Part of being in your flow comes from within.  Listening deeply.  Knowing when to act and/or to take rest.  I know for me, one thing that has helped me find that daily flow and connection internally is yoga.  I find my athletics are more fluid and dynamic.  Productivity increases and there is an overall greater sense of balance to life.  After watching this video though, I think it’s time to take my yoga to a different level.  :)  This guy is amazing.  Check him out*  he’s got flow!

thinking outside the box

October 7, 2011

This week I noticed how the universe kept me returning to present moment awareness.  It ReALLy* is so much more pleasant of an experience in this place.  Well, for me, anyways.  Less grasping. figuring. thinking. doing.  MOre space. openness. allowing.  It feels easier here 🙂  

Last night I read some of the shaman forecast.   There was a feeling of resonance when I read:

     ”What we need to learn is to be more present so we can fully embrace what is in front of us and then let it go with gratitude for the experience it provided. We need to learn to be less attached so that we can turn away from the old view and toward the new one with less resistance. We also need to learn to be more trusting and confident that the view we are creating that we are turning toward is exactly what we want and need. We need to face this view with confidence, enthusiasm and excitement instead of with fear.”

 It speaks about this sense of transition into all the spaces and places we have been dreaming into.  I take rest and comfort in that transcendent feeling.      How about you>>?       Letting go of all the old patterns that no longer serve you and re*create something new ~  It’s just something you can’t yet see.  Still off on the horizon.   how exciting!  I wonder if it will be something tangible or just a greater feeling of love in the heart and all things yummy, divine~

In what ways do fear and thoughts of limitation hold you back?  Is it your health?   (Remember: it is your WeALtH***)

I thought to share a story from a client of mine.  This 3 year old girl was diagnosed with Autistic/Aspergers symptoms.  She had inflammation in her brain, chronic gut infection, and more.  Rather than accept the diagnosis, her mom was open minded.  Perhaps the symptoms were just that.  Symptoms.  They used many alternative therapies/modalities and I had the opportunity to provide sessions.  Slowly and gradually she unraveled and now is overall doing phenomenal.  She even learned to swim in 2 days:) 

What box are you living in?  Whose thoughts are those?  What needs stillness for reflection?  What pattern needs to be released or transmuted or transformed?  What needs to be embraced ?  Who needs to be loved?  Maybe you are the medicine you need.  DIve in***

fall reflections
 

october beginnings

October 2, 2011

 I am amazed at the way consciousness has been feeling~ such a thriving state.   People facing their fears and having courage to step into something different.  Perhaps, it’s just a different way of being.

 I have been sitting with some answers to some bigger questions for a couple of weeks now. One that felt powerful was “What is your greatest fear?”.   I realized mine was not  r E a L L y***  living.  So as i slid into the equinox, and now past that moment of balance, I decided to start choosing differently.  Take the steps forwards. Remember gratitude. Play in nature more often.  and to relax.  Relaxation was not something I had visited in a conscious way recently.  And yet in this place, I found the stillness and peace I had been looking for. Amazing!  All of a sudden, my life felt restored to that magical way I knew so well before.   I listened to poetry in a kiva under the starry sky.  Built community.  Celebrated friends.  Loved more fully.  Honored myself by resting into a place of be*ing.  Received appreciation in a sweat lodge. 

west shore sweat lodge
West SHORE SWEAT LODGE

I didn’t know how to start this blog, but kept hearing “just start!”.  Upon reading Pixie Campbell’s blog, Pink Coyote, I felt inspired.  She writes “I got a letter last night from the firetender at the sweat lodge I attended a couple of weeks ago. In it he explained that the work we most have to do for the Earth is on the inside of us. In my own words, it’s about shifting our perspectives.”  She elaborates and just has a great way of sharing her medicine* thank you***

 I hope that this will be a place to connect, share, and inspire people to go within to find their own inner wisdom ~ then take it into the world and PLaY*