Death touches us all at times

 

Death Touches Us All At Times

My mother is dying.

She had a fall 6 weeks ago and her hip has been repaired. She is in a rehabilitation hospital and moves to a nursing home today.

The doctors and nurses seem to believe that it is only a matter of time and her weak heart will give way. She is 93.

So I have been in a process of grieving. Grief is one of the harder emotions and it comes and goes in waves. Sometimes swamping us with sadness.

I have been fortunate to have my BodyTalkTM therapist help me through some tough times and this has helped me to stay more balanced mentally.
This I believe is the key to living a happy life – the understanding and experience of what mental balance actually is and being able to bring the thoughts back into balance, whilst the deep sadness and grief are still present. It is very important to actually feel the feelings and to understand what they represent for you.

Learning about the mind and mental balance is a lifelong process. Understanding our emotions is too. There is no shortcut.

Observation is a key. Notice what your thoughts are and if they are truly correct. Pay attention to how you feel. What is this emotion telling you? Notice how you cope with overwhelming emotion. Food, alcohol, coffee, sex, activity, … Addictions can develop when we are unable to process and release emotions.

My three top activities to bring about greater mental balance and inner peace and harmony are:

Observation
Journaling and
Meditation

 

 

10 tips for holiday health

Where did the year go?

 

where did the year go?

 

Suddenly it is nearly Christmas, and the end of the year is here. So we thought we’d share our Holiday Tips with you.

 

10 Tips for Holiday Health

Tip 1: Drink plenty of water

Water is essential to the health of our cells. Get into a good routine during the holidays so that this can be continued once work resumes.


Tip 2: Do the Brain Tapping (Cortices technique) twice daily

You want to be just as fresh on your holidays as you are at work. So don’t let this simple routine disappear once the holidays start. See our Brain Tapping instructions.


Tip 3: Get plenty of rest

Allow a few days at the start of the holiday to go at a slower pace. Holidays are a great time to catch up on some extra sleep.


Tip 4: Eat plenty of salads and fruit

The warmer weather makes it so easy to eat healthily. And this will encourage losing any of the weight you may have gained over the colder months.


Tip 5: Do more exercise than you normally do

Daily exercise of 30 minutes will slow down your rate of aging, according to new research. Extra fitness is good insurance for your return to work.


Tip 6: Cut down the alcohol

Ensure you have two alcohol-free days (AFDs). Remember that alcohol is very dehydrating and hence tends to age us more quickly. Too much is also disastrous for our brain.


Tip 7: Spend quality time with friends and family

Depending on how busy you’ve been you may have neglected some important relationships. Now is the time to reconnect. If the relationship is challenging, spend some time thinking about the best approach.

Meeting our emotional needs is the key to good health. Another key is accepting the choices other people make.


Tip 8: Listen to your body

Remember that as we are self-healing whatever is happening right now in your physical body is your body’s attempt to keep you healthy. While it can be a nuisance to be having symptoms of pain, etc, listen to what your body is telling you.

Is there something that you haven’t dealt with?
What can you do right now to improve this condition?

Click here to find out how the BodyTalkTM System of Healthcare can help you to clear past trauma and emotional baggage.


Tip 9: Do something to exercise the mind

Crosswords, Sudoku, brain teasers etc are great for the mind. What activities do you enjoy that keep you mentally alert? Make time for them.


Tip 10: Connect to Spirit/God/Universe

Spend time thinking about your life in relation to the bigger picture. Are you clear about your life’s purpose? What could you be doing in the next 12 months to feel more connected to something greater than yourself?

Click here for more about our Life Purpose Readings.

 

Enjoy the holiday period!

Make the most of the time so that you return to work 
fit and re-energised.
And finally, HAVE LOTS OF FUN.
After all, you are on holidays!

 

Wishing you a peaceful and loving Christmas and holiday period.

Much love,
Kathleen and Ian

 

 

warrior or healer

The leader can act as a WARRIOR or as a HEALER

 

warrior or healerTwo of my dear friends have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. The news shocked me when they told me, so I can’t imagine what level of shock and perhaps panic they felt when they got the news.

If your friend has cancer what can you do?

  • Can you be a warrior, and help with physical support, listening, shopping etc?
  • Or can you be a healer and hold them in your heart, sending them love with every breath, believing in them and their innate healing wisdom?
  • Can you be both at different times?
  • And then can you withdraw into silence, to rest, release and renew your spirit?

 

The leader can act as a warrior or as a healer.

As a warrior, the leader acts with power and decision. That is the Yang or masculine aspect of leadership.

Most of the time however the leader acts as a healer and is in an open receptive and nourishing state. That is the Yin or feminine aspect of leadership.

The mixture of doing and being is both productive and potent.
There is a third aspect of leadership: Tao. Periodically the leader withdraws from the group and returns to silence, returns to God.

Being, doing, being…..then, Tao. I withdraw in order to empty myself of what has happened, to replenish my spirit.”

The Tao of Leadership
John Heider

What can you find Joy in today?

 

Healing Tip

What can you find Joy in today?

 

I’ve been reading a wonderful book! Matt Corcoran had a spiritual experience back in the 1990s that changed his perspective forever. Out of that came his first book called The Yoooge Philosopy of Life. Then he wrote a workshop to teach people about the purpose of life – which is JOY.

 

“Joy is the feeling of excitement, adventure, wonder, surprise, abundance, courage, trust, wellness, desire, passion, sexuality, beauty, success, achievement, willpower, motivation, choice, freedom, uniqueness, importance, creativity, fulfilment, support, purpose, inspiration, decisiveness, intuition, connection, awareness, self-appreciation, compassion, newness, bliss and gratitude all combined together as one giant super-feeling.”

It’s All About YOU by Matt Corcoran

What can you find Joy in today?

 

 

Fear

 

Healing Tip

 

healing tip - fear

 

In December 2012 a friend told me about a 3 day workshop called Goddess On Purpose to be held in Creswick the following March. I registered not knowing much about it. But I knew a workshop like that would be inspiring. As the time approached I thought about cancelling the registration as I figured I could use the $500 elsewhere – like paying my clinic room’s rent! That March I did not have enough clients to pay my rent and I felt stressed, anxious and fearful.

I had heavily invested in a bigger room, bought new furniture, a new computer and had started paying for reception services. My clinic room in central Albury was where I saw my future to be.

At the workshop I realised I had been allowing my ego to make business decisions instead of tuning into my intuition. Fears were running me, fear of failure, fear of success, you name it I had it running as a program and driving me onwards to bigger (and supposedly better) things. I also had a headache for the first 2 days! I needed to make some very difficult decisions.

So I returned home with the intention to at least give the idea of moving the clinic back home some thought. And the rest, as they say, is history. And I have never been happier. I love the peace and quiet of the room and it saves me a lot of travel time and money. I enjoy bringing clients into my home. Meeting Ian and Nugget, our dog, is a bonus.

This time last year I started a program with an American healer and psychic. He was able to clear many deeply held fears that I had brought with me into this life. Now, when I look back on my first few years in business as a natural therapist, I can see how much fear I had, and how it affected me. The fear was in the driver’s seat but yet was completely invisible to me. I will be eternally grateful to this healer.

Do you have fears running your life?

Here are some things you may not know about fear:

  1. The purpose of fear is to keep us safe. It is only when we have too much fear that we need to be concerned. Does fear hold you back from doing new things?
  2. Fear is generated in the kidneys. The opposite of fear is willpower. We need to use our willpower to continue to move forward when there are fears.
  3. The kidneys filter the blood to eliminate waste products into the urine. They also regulate the heart and blood pressure. Living in fear can therefore affect kidney function and blood pressure.
  4. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. You may have heard that chronic stress exhausts the adrenals. Stress triggers the Flight/Flight response and then adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones) are released from the adrenal glands. Regular relaxation and meditation take us out of the Flight/Flight response.

 

What can we do about our fear?

Observe ourselves and our responses to life.

Continue to do some daily meditation and relaxation practices. Laugh as often as you can.

You will get clues about your fears from your dreams as well as when you sit quietly and reflect on your life. Talking to friends and family about our fears will often give us more perspective.

Food for thought?

 

 

Getting offline

Can we get offline more often?

 

Healing Tip

Get offline

 

We were not that surprised to hear that on Twitter the fifth most popular New Year’s Resolution last year was to get offline more often.

What is the quality of your concentration? We spend lots of time being stimulated by the many things in our life. I find that being online can really challenge the focus I have. I may go into Facebook with the intention of posting about a workshop, for example, and 30 minutes later I’ve had an interesting time reading about lots of stuff, but I haven’t actually written the post! Do you find the same?

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone who does decide to get offline regularly spent some of that time meditating. What a great benefit that would be to the world!