Yes We Can!

I have been reflecting on my sixteen year journey with yoga these past few days. As the opening of my first AfriCan Kemetic Yoga Studio approaches. Looking back at what I have learned and gained on this journey has been interesting, at times frustrating, moments of clarity and bliss. But most important, are the loving, supportive friendships I have gained over the years.  
While studying my first teacher training in HATHA yoga. I found I could not resonate with the Hindu deities of Shiva, Lakshim or Ganesha. They made no sense to me. My next question was, if Africa (l was later to learn that the name Africa has Greek origins! The origin name of Africa being Kmt) is the birth place of Africa. Then why are there no images, or tarot cards or even oracle cards displaying images of African Gods or Goddess – by the way are known as Neter. And how many times haves one heard the saying the “Africans worshiped Animal gods”? And so this untruth, has never been questioned.  

Well, since then I have been awakened to the things which are “hidden”.  Happily, knowing that as an African, we hold great mysteries, so carefully kept hidden or distorted to keep us ignorant of our True nature.  

So, after completing my second and third yoga teacher training (ISHTA) and being certified as a Kemetic Yoga™ teacher.  I realized I had no desire to approach the various yoga studios around Johannesburg with this style of yoga – Kemetic Yoga™.  I found it interesting to observe people’s eyes glaze over or become defensive protecting Indian yoga and its philosophies, when I used Kemetic terminology, i.e. Shu, the Paut Neter (Kemet Tree of Life), or Ausar, Auset or Heru (commonly known by the Greek names of Osisris, Isis or Horus).  However, it was interesting to observe, people had a understanding of Ma’at – although limited to “Balance or Justice”, or the romantic notion of Isis (Auset)!  That I realized that like any style of yoga – Ashtanga, Bikram, Kundalini, Vinyasa or Hatha.  Kemetic Yoga™ required a space, where we unapologetically practiced and used Kemetic terminology as would any other studio use the language, customs or terminology of its yoga tradition. I doubt anyone walking into a Hatha yoga studio would question the Om Symbol displayed. And so, I too intended to create a space, where the Aunkh symbol or a Neter statue is displayed, unapologetically. 

  
So, I came to the realization that, if I was having a challenge explaining Kemetic terminology and sciences and I was resisting approaching yoga studios with this style of yoga. What would become of the aspiring yoga teachers I was training to be AfriCan Kemetic Yoga™ teachers? Where would they find a “home” to teach and feel comfortable enough to be understood when using terminology relating to the Paut Neter (Kemetic Tree of life) or the Sesh Metut Neter (the Word of God) or the Nef Aunk (Breath of Life) or a Hekau (chanting). Where the use of the correct ancient names of the a Neter – RA, Ausar, Auset, Tehuti or Herukhuti would be done without censure. A place where people interested in this style of yoga will find it in this space. It became apparent to me that a Kemetic Yoga™ studio was required.

So the dream of a yoga studio began. It seems so long ago that I planted this seed. And now, on my birthday this year, with the wonderful support of like minded friends, students and clients, we prepare to celebrate the official opening of this studio. A yoga studio, perhaps the first of its kind, on African soil, or Southern Africa or in Johannesburg, that offers authentic Kemetic Yoga™ and incorporates the Ausarian Kemetic Sciences, mediations and breathing techniques. And also offers, all styles of yoga in its space, recognizing that we are the rainbow nation and in our diversity is our strength. 

It is with Gratitude, humble Thank You to the Neter, to Spirit, my mentors and teachers for opening up the way, to that which is unknown. For providing the space and resources. I am proud to acknowledge, that the AfriCan Kemetic Yoga™ Studio is owned and run by yoga teachers of All African descent and offering a style of yoga that is AfriCan, because as Africans we Can.  

Yes We Can!

Aukh Udja Seneb – we strive for Life, Prosperity and Food Health. 

 

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Time to Take Action – The general requires new orders

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It’s that time of the year again, when we give the General – our liver a clean sweep. The liver is the General of our internal organs, processing all that stuff we hold onto. We often wonder why we are not MOVING? We move from dreaming and fantasies or romantics illusion of your mind; to frustration to anger…. why?

The liver does two things in Spring in order to clear the way:
1. It needs to move into manifesting what you have dreamed into your life, that which is coming – becoming, our goals or aspirations and guess what! It can’t do that if its stumbling over all the “crap,” remaining in our bodies.
2. And by Assisting the Gall Blader (the organ in our bodies that assists in MANIFESTING our goals or dreams).

In order for us to take the STEPS in manifesting our souls purpose, a balanced life or taking action for the seeds we planted in our Spring Ritual. Writing that new story we await after the Blood Moon. Spring is time to TAKE Action. So mind the pun….shit out the stuff holing you back!

Below is a sample of a simple liver cleanse found http://www.sakthifoundation.org/castor_oil_cleansing.htm. Or one may use alternative methods by juicing a variety of vegetables. Check out http://www.myheirloomseeds.com/natural_liver_cleanse_foods.htm

I recommend one perform the liver cleanse on a weekend for those working, preferably first thing in the morning. It takes a couple of hours for the liver to flash, prepare the Khichari and eat lightly afterward. I usually perform a liver cleanse as the seasons change although once a or twice a year is ample. However listen to your body.

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Castor Oil Cleansing:

Castor oil works like fiber in the food. Drinking castor oil early in the morning induces the gall bladder to pour the bile into the stomach. (Early morning bile flow is heavier than at any other time) and also the stomach and intestines are empty to be cleaned. When hot water is sipped it causes mucus to be secreted which forces movement of bile and castor oil mixture to move down to the intestine. Bile and oil forms detergent (SOAP). A cleaning detergent is basically oil that is bonded to salt. Here castor oil forms a chemical complex with bile salts and forms a cleansing detergent. Sipping water makes a typical “HOT WASH”. This really cleans the stomach and intestines and also gets rid of the toxins that come through the bile. Thus this is a powerful way of detoxification. Thanks to Ayurvedic masters who have understood the detoxification process and the physiology of the body so perfectly.

Advantages of the Cleanse:
·Some people tend to reduce body weight considerably within a few days after the cleanse.
·By experience we have seen a reduction in the size of belly (tummy) within a few days.
·Do this before pregnancy but after pregnancy do not do this because it might cause abortion.
·It cleanses the intestines and also the liver.
·It eliminates some parasites too.
·It keeps you healthy.

Castor Oil Cleansing Method

For adults: Pour 50 ml to 75 ml ( 2 ounces) of castor oil in a cup and add equal amount of freshly squeezed orange juice to it and mix well. Drink on an empty stomach at around 6-7a.m. After 15 – 30 minutes, start drinking hot water (like you would sip tea). Drink approximately 3-4 cups at intervals of 10 – 15 minutes. You will have flush bowel movements. When you have had 2-3 flushes, stop drinking warm water. The bowel movements can be stopped by drinking a glass of buttermilk or low fat yogurt. For the rest of the day try to eat very light food and avoid fatty , fried and spicy foods.

Khichari Ingredients:
1. Rice : 1 cup
2. Green split mung dal : 1/2 cup
3. Water : 4 cups (use 3 if more solid consistency desired)
4. Salt : 1 teaspoon

Just the above ingredients are enough. But optional additions are given below.
1. Black corn pepper : 2 or 3
2. Ginger grated : 1/4 teaspoon
3. Cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves chopped : 1/4 teaspoon
5. Coriander leaves chopped : a few
6. Raisins : 3 teaspoon
7. Flavor mix : 1/4 teaspoon

Preparation:

Add all ingredients and put in a pressure cooker and cover it. Cook on Medium High heat, until well cooked. Serve for lunch or dinner with or without yogurt or steamed vegetables.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

15 kg 8 – 10 ml ( 10 ml = 2 teaspoons) 1 cup
20 – 29 kg 10 – 15 ml ( 15 ml = 1 tablespoon) 1 – 1.5 cup
30 – 39 kg 15 – 20 ml 1 – 1.5 cups
40 – 49 kg 20 – 25 ml 1 – 2 cups
50 – 59 kg 25 – 30 ml ( 30 ml = 2 tablespoons) 2 – 3 cups
60 – 69 kg 30 – 40 ml 2 – 3 cups
70- 79 kg 40 – 60 ml ( 45 ml = 3 tablespoons) 2 – 4 cups
80- 89 kg 50 – 70 ml ( 60 ml = 4 tablespoons) 3 – 4 cups
90 – 99 kg 60 – 75 ml ( 75 ml = 5 tablespoons) 3 – 4 cups
100 – 109 kg 60 – 85 ml 3 – 4 cups
110 – 119 kg 60 – 85 ml 4 – 5 cups
120 – 129 kg 60 – 85 ml 4 – 5 cups
130 – 139 kg 60 – 90 ml ( 90 ml = 6 tablespoons) 4 – 5 cups
140 – 149 kg 60 – 90 ml 4 – 5 cups
over 150 kg 60 – 100 ml 4 – 6 cups
Adjust the amount of castor oil based on your personal tolerance. 1 or 2 tablespoons may be more then enough for some people!

After the Cleanse

Eat very light food; not fatty, fried items. Fruit juices are fine or steamed vegetables are good. If you feel too hungry, just plain rice with some beans without any fat is good.

http://www.myheirloomseeds.com/natural_liver_cleanse_foods.htm

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Spring – Sowing Your Seeds

“Our soul’s purpose lives in our body, deep within the root of our being where we carry our piece of the original spark of life. Like bulbs in the ground and buds on the trees, that spark of your soul’s purpose wants to rise up and out of you, blossoming into an expression of your unique gifts given to the world.

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The irritation and restless energy that we feel in the springtime is more than cabin fever and a lust for newness. It is the energy of the your Inner Self needing to dream true and instead finding the need to detoxify the winter’s crop of old energies, ideas, and beliefs.” Christina Pratt Why Shamanism Now http://www.whyshamanismnow.com

For our seeds to take root and blossom we must prepare the soil. This requires bringing in the nutrients of our essence energies and aligning with the things we know we cannot live without. It also involves fertilizing the soil with the release of aspects of our self that no longer serve us or are outdated by our growth. And most important of all, we must plant the right seeds, the seeds that resonate with our authentic true nature.

Now is the time to de-clutter our lives, Clear all the spaces, and items that no longer serves us.  Hoarding is a great indicator of what our internal lives reflect.  So get clearing. Take an hour of your day clearing your office space and home.  Open the way for new energy to emerge into your life.  Allow for your dreams or goals to have space to emerge.

Here are a couple of tips I give to clients and may be of use to you:

  1. De-clatter – ask yourself some tough questions and decide on what your time frame reference will be.  For instance “Have I used this item in the past six months?” or “Am I likely to us this in the next six months?” if your answer is a no, then take it out or donate it to charity

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2. Once that is complete – rearrange your space.

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3.   Delete old contacts from your mobile devices, email contact list  etc.  Chances are, you have not made contact with them for over six months, chances are you not likely to.

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4. Once all this is completed, decide on three seeds (goals or dreams) you would like to focus your attention on in the next twelve months.  The idea here is to keep it simple.  Once you have your seeds ready, it’s time to go gardening.

5. Nurture your seeds.  Select three crystals (or pebbles) or seeds, find a quite place in the garden or window pot holder and plant your seeds.  Ask your spiritual guides or helping spirits or Power animals to assist you in manifesting your goals.

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Finally, once you have this is place, begin acting on your goals or dreams.  Draw up a to-do list or a vision board.  Above all, Expect a Miracle and believe in magic.

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A Journey of Coming Forth

Our attitude is everything.  Is all.  Tells us who we truly are.  Dictates our to days and our tomorrows.  Makes the difference in our lives.  And only by looking back on yesterday, and on all the yesterdays which have done before, only by looking back in total honesty, examining our actions, our motives, and the outcomes of our actions, can we truly tell what our attitude has been, really understand if we need to change it.

It is so easy to become so involved with the day-to-day comings and goings in life.  So easy to wear blinders, blame others, blame circumstances, for who we are, how we behave.  The truth is we have nowhere else to look but to ourselves, and only when we are brace enough, desperate enough, to do this honestly can we ever change our lives for the better.” – Proud Spirit Rosemary Altea

In the later part of March 2015, I committed to immersing myself into the Amen RA Immersion program.  A thirteen month journey of deepening and expanding my way of life, spirituality and consciousness.  Why pray tell would I do this?  Have not put myself through enough Spiritual immersions, lost two family members in a space of six months of each other, and in doing so, coming to terms that my life was about to change.  To transform into something not even dreamed of yet.  Surely, I’ve done my part?

Well, I felt stuck, I feel there is more to explore, more to master.  Yes, this sounds pretty much like an “addiction”, well perhaps.  Lets see how the next thirteen months will evolve, what is this authentic self dying to come forth.  Lets strip naked and allow what is hidden come to light.

So I figure is a time for me to co-create and explore the Kemetic mystery of self awareness and discovery – Coming Forth, of something that has still to be born, to be birthed. This should bring me closer to fully immersing myself into Kemetic Yoga, and the way of life.

68fc36170a5f8982868dbdfe7e604eb1So two weeks into the Amen RA Immersion Program, I experience the the shift happening.  It’s been interesting to observe how my world views, my beliefs and fears came pouring up to the surface long before I was able to fully understand what the hell was happening to me.  The pain tearing in my heart was so unbearable I felt someone had stabbed me a couple of times in the chest, and poured salt into my wounded heart just for the added benefit to gain a response. And a response I certainly received.  Memories of my relationships with all the males in my life came surging forward.  Angry and cruel stories I had kept filed away emerged for me to see myself.  To experience how I had treated others in the course of my present life.  This came in the form of hurling verbal abuse, forcing me to review my trajectory of my spiritual choices, and my all time favorite, rejection.  This desperate need within me to be accepted, to be allowed to be whom I needed to be. Yet, in reviewing and experiencing all the past stories.  It dawned on me that the acceptance I seek outside of myself, had to do with me accepting ME.  Yes, ME.  In all my beautiful crazy and colorful masks I present to the world.  I do not require absolution or approval from others to fully acknowledge the ME.  I came to fully realize and accept that the 5 A’s (found in the book written by David Richo – When the Past is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships) Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, Allowing and Attention must begin and end with me first, in all my relating.  And to fully re-look at the core patterns that trap us in fear – Abandonment, Separation, Annihilation, Isolation and Banishment. And by having angry mirrors reflected back at me, allows me to fully begin the journey of Coming Forth.  With total awareness of what qualities I have assigned to my experiences.  To really examine my Re-actions when relating to others, too confront where and how am I utilizing the core patterns in the relationships I face daily.

And so, I AM the wounded healer, seeking, questioning and will continue to do so. Searching Balance – M’aat within myself.   I am the a womb-man, the sangoma, the shaman, the yogi, a human having blissful experiences. I am proud Spirit! So yes, I continue on the journey of self exploration, challenging myself and my beliefs.  Because I can.

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How can I help you, when I still struggle myself?  How can I show you that you are spirit too?  That you are soul,  that you are of God?  And who am I to suppose that you don’t already know these things, that perhaps you are way ahead of me, that perhaps I should seek your help.

Are you proud to be soul?

Are you proud to be God?

Are you proud to be of spirit?

Then join me, join hands with me, join light with me, join love with me.  Unite with me, and let us all be proud…..Proud Spirit.

~  From “Proud Spirit”

Rosemary Altea

 


Journey into the World of Spirit

“In the shamanic understanding, there is a spiritual dimension that is invisible to the five senses, yet which profoundly affects our lives. What would you find if you could journey there?

There are unseen forces that have been with you since you were born, friendly allies who have guided and sheltered you. What would you learn if you could speak to them?

There is a part of you that knows you are one with the universe, and that you are intimately connected with all of life. How would your life change if you could fully embody this higher self?

Shamanic practice is about finding the answers to these questions—and opening the door to an awakened connection with the world of spirit.  – Sandra Ingram

My first journey experience was an amazing experience.  At the time my shamanic teacher had us shape shift into the energy of Grandfather San Pedro.  Feeling Grandfathers energy and flying into landscapes that were so beautiful and strange, meant I was certainly going to return.  I recall when I began teaching my Shamanic students how to journey”, I found it interesting how each on their first attempt would describe how challenging it was to “see”.  They seemed to have a preconceived idea of what they were going to experience.  However, once they understood that shamanic journey comes from the Heart were they able to fully relax into the experience and truly journey.

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Helping the Dying

IMG_2149This year I found myself in situations where I experienced death firstly of friends who lost their sons aged 16 and 13 and recently my mum.   My mum died of ovarian cancer on the 20th December 2013 after spending three weeks in hospital.

Perhaps you have found yourself in a situation where you have never experienced death or know nothing about dying.  Or you have a loved one who is ill and dying and have no idea what to do.

I think this is how most of us feel.  We have such a culture of fear and denial of death that we fell hopelessly inadequate in the face of it.

“Death is a subject that is evaded, ignored and denied by our youth-worshipping, progress-oriented society” says Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the Death: The final Stage of Growth.  Yet death fills our television and movie screens, news reports and other media. We almost have become apathetic to death, until it touches us personally. We experience death in relationships, our jobs, and our goals and we think nothing about how this is similar to the death of a loved one.  Somehow there is a split in our psyche: Death is part of our violent world “out there”.  But we don’t accept it “in here” by coming to terms with our own mortality, by preparing in life to meet death.

The mysteries around death and dying are unnecessary.  There is no reason for us not to learn to care for the dying.  In fact, there is every reason we should, because caring for those we love, or for any reason during their final days, is the last greatest gift we can offer the person.  In fact, learning to come to terms with death we allow our ego to step aside and provide the space for the dying to die.

I had limited, in fact no experience on how to prepare my mum for death.  I suspected that my shamanic perspective of her transition would need to be addressed differently to her.  I also understood that death was perhaps not a subject matter discussed in detail within the Anglican church she attended.  Traditionally in African customs, death is a taboo subject, it is seen as a pre-emptying a person’s death.  I recall too, how one of my friends was horrified that I had approached the subject of funeral arrangements with my mum while she lay in hospital.  This got me thinking of how so far removed my circle of peers are around the subject of death.  It’s almost as if death does not exist.

While grappling for a method that I could use to assist my mum with a process she would be comfortable with. I recalled when I took refuge as a Buddhist, in early 2000.  We were introduced to the concept of dying, by one of my teachers, Rob Nairn, who had written a book Living Dreaming and Dying.  In it Rob offered a modern psychological perspective to the Tibetan Book of the Dead.  In helping the dying he outlines some principles we can follow which I found very useful in approaching the out there to help my mother in her transition. These principles may be useful for those not familiar with the shamanic processes around dying.  I will discuss in my next blog Why are we afraid to die from a shamanic perspective in relation to the in here,.  I believe it is important that we address death in all aspects of our life and not only in assisting others theirs.  For how can we help someone die, when we have not addressed our fears around the concept of death in our own personal life experiences.

The principles outlined in the book Living Dreaming and Dying are as follows:

ATTITUDE

We are all going to die.  We need to check our attitude towards death in general

  • Reflection – at the end of a day sit quietly and watch the setting sun. Notice how the day fades to night and the light leaves the sky, observe the ending.  Observing this allows one to accept reality.  We are impermanent, all of us.
  • Open and Honesty – Be honest with yourself and with the dying person.  There is a perception that we should not tell the person they are dying.  I experienced this with my mum – the doctors were treating her to a barrage of well-meaning but transparent lies and pretense. “We are conducting a few more tests to establish how to go about treating you.  We don’t know the extent of the cancer”. This is cruel and unnecessary.

COMMUNICATION: LISTENING, TALKING, TOUCHING

This is all about energy flow.  When we have problems or difficulties, we seize up and go all quiet, tense and withdraw.  Psychologically this is dangerous because it stops the normal healthy flow of energy, like a knot in a hose pipe.  As the water pressure reaches the knot this fills us with tension and increases our stress, causing us great suffering.  We all know this and instinctively know we have to let it out.  The most common way of doing this is by:

  • Talking – people approaching death usually need to talk, to be spoken to and heard in a real and sensitive way.  Often people have unresolved issues in themselves and with others.  To help them deal with this, through simple prays, affirmations or forgiveness prayers if the person is open to it.
  • Listening – try not to focus on the words only, hear what the person is voicing in the words.
  • Reading – select passages from their favorite book or poem.
  • Touching – use touch as another means of communication, this could be massaging their feet or hands and or holding their hands etc
    • Savor the Past – as death approaches we sometimes allow problematic issues to overshadow us and relationships.  We can reverse this tendency in a beneficial way by reminiscing, by revisiting happy and positive periods with old friends and family.  In Africa, congregating for a funeral is a way for family and friends to reminisce about the dead person, this is usually done through song and dance.  The world witnessed this at Nelson Mandela recent memorial and congregation at his residence in Johannesburg.  Interestingly, in  Shamanic teachings,  some of our medicines are story telling and dance. This is not to deny and suppress past unhappiness but to bring balance and happiness into the present.  A happy mind is more relaxed and more at peace.  Allowing the heart to know some gladness in the face of death.  While dying this triggers a spontaneous re-run of our entire lifetime like a fast-forward movie.
    • Releasing the Dying –  it is important to understand that when a person is  in coma they can hear you.  Or perhaps there is no chance of a recovery.  The person dying may be hanging on out of concern for someone who is still alive.  That person could be you, and you need to talk to the dying person.  Tell the dying person that you are okay, and they need not feel responsible for you.  Allow him/her to face their new future.  Tell the person you love them and you will miss them, but that their passing is not the end of the world.  You will survive and they must go on their way.
    • Don’t Play Games – avoid saying things like “Everything is going to be all right”.  This is usually not true in life and we do not know what state the dying person’s mind is in.  All we can do, is our best by providing a peaceful environment for them and help them resolve issues.  Being honest will help a dying person.

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NEGATIVE AND PAINFUL EMOTIONS

Sometimes we can help a dying person deal with negative and painful emotions that well up as death approaches.  The classic process of dying involves some or all of the following stages. These are denial, anger, bargaining with G, depression and acceptance.  In addition other reactions are mixed up with fear, anxiety, hope and guilt. Interestingly, I have observed the dying process as not being particular only to a dying person but I too experienced them in my grieving process. I swing between the denial, anger, acceptance and anxiety.

Remember that a dying person is experiencing the death of the body, and not the mind. Keeping in mind that energy does not die, a dying person is in transition from Form to Formlessness.  In this knowledge, I find the comfort, knowing my mum has only transitioned into higher energy dimension.

COMPASSION

It is good and useful to know theories and techniques that may help us cope with a person whom is dying. But this is all worth nothing if we lack compassion and the desire to help.  If you have the desire to help and care for others, you will instinctively do what is needed.  Even if you feel inadequate, your caring and loving will communicate itself to the dying person as a great comfort and blessing.  I often felt very inadequate witnessing the pain my mother experienced, but put on the brave face and gave her all the compassion I was able to give her.  However, once I was alone, I cried allowing myself to release my pain in watching my mother die.

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I am deeply humbled and blessed to have observed my mother dying. This may seem to be a insensitive statement, for in all this I am aware that my role going forward is to be of service to others whom will experience a loved one dying.   And for her courage too for co-creating her process of death, for in doing so, she has healed and ensured her future descendants of not experience the suffering and pain she endured.  I shall eternally  be Great Full and Thank Full to her for being my teacher in this life time.  I shall miss her physical presences every day.

I dedicate this post to my mum, Elizabeth Shirley, for you are Proud Spirit.

Resources that you may find useful:

Forgiveness Prays:

  • Blanket forgiveness – “ I forgive myself, I forgive everyone, I forgive all past experiences I am free”
  • Howard Wills http://www.howardwills.com/prayers
  • Ho’oponopono –“I am sorry, Please forgive me, I love you. Thank you”

My discussion on PowerFm on Wednesday 2 September 2015.

Intuitive Healing & Energy Medicine

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  What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing system. The practitioner acts as a conduit for unlimited life force energy as a means to enhance the body’s natural ability to release blocked energy on the emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. This profound deeply relaxing therapy allows the body to equilibrate thus restoring health and harmony of the body, mind, & spirit. Distance healing is effective.

crystal_bowlsSound therapy

Uses tuning forks that produce certain healing sound frequencies that resonate with the body to support healing. Sound Healing is an energy-based non-invasive treatment that is similar to acupuncture. Precision calibrated tuning forks are applied to specific acupuncture and acupressure points to access the body’s Meridian and Chakra energy systems. These tuning forks represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Earth, Moon, Sun and planets. Their rich resonance and vibration connects with and supports the body’s natural frequencies.

It brings us into alignment with the cycles of the Cosmos known since antiquity as the Music of the Spheres. The tuning fork is struck on then placed on the body or held near the ears. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along energy pathways, affecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by traditional medicine. Applying the forks stimulates and balances the body’s physical and subtle energy field to promote healing and inner harmony. Listening to the forks speaks to us deeply by connecting with our vestibular system, within the inner ear canal, and accessing our sense of motion, balance, space, memory, and healing.

energymedicine_7_1328089738Tuning forks are used in sound therapy instead of acupuncture needles on meridian points, reflexology points and any relevant blocked or painful areas of the body to re-establish the natural flow of energy.
Frequency vibrations transferred to cells using these tuning forks, cause spiking of nitric oxide that sets off a cascade of physiological events directly influencing health, well-being, state of mind and consciousness. Vast scientific research proves these numerous benefits beyond any doubt.

signing bowlTibetan singing bowls are made of 7 different metals which resonate uniquely according to their shape, size and the proportions of the metals mixed into them. The undulating pulsating sine wave sounds of these singing bowls entrains the brain into deep relaxation, alpha and even deeper theta states.

What is Chakra Balancing?

When we are in a state of ill health.  By this I mean in ALL areas of your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. the chakras may be distorted, out of alignment or even stagnant.  When this occurs, life force energy cannot flow in and out freely and the physical body may suffer.  Stress, inability to express emotions, over emotional expression, beliefs congruent with our Truth, disconnection from a higher power, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, exposure to toxicity etc.  can cause the chakra system to close down.

Each chakra resonates with a particular frequency of vibration and are integral part of energy healing.  Chakras are balanced by inviting them back to their natural state of vibration and frequency using colour, light, sound, aroma, energy work, crystals, stones and sacred geometry.  By stimulating the senses in a favourable way, the nervous system and therefore, the chakras are balanced.

In my healing practice I utilize all these methods in an hour long session.  Ensuring one leaves feeling WHOLE – to bring back to balance, all aspects of your emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.