Category: Sickness and Health

Woundology

Carolyn Myss, who we’re fans of, uses a great reference phrase- Woundology.

She describes how we can become addicted to and create an entire identity around all the bad stuff and the corresponding wounds that have ever happened to us.

Sometimes in our desire to heal a wound we become addicted to forever solving the problem that never seems to go away. We can honor our wounds by placing them on a sacred altar.

What altar you might ask? 

An altar built from a compassionate understanding that horror happens and its presence can be overcome and exceeded through the power of compassionate awareness and love.

When that happens the end of the wound occurs. And we are set free from the ache of the past. The memory remains but the sorrow dissipates and turns into compassionate wisdom.

Join us in ending being run by the past so we can create a future in love.

What wound will you place on this sacred altar?
Please share in the comments below

Getting The Mind Out of the Body

As Dr. Joe Dispenza puts it, thriving requires getting the mind out of the body so that we can live in the present moment.

Our bodies biologically run emotional habits, histories and conditioning that were created in the past.  As these run inside us they create a time warped muck in our organs, tissue, nervous system and chemistry creating a profound state of confusion around what’s real and not real. This confusion causes tension and friction inside us. Tension and friction create disease.

We can’t heal if we are living through the filters of the past.
For a body to heal and thrive we must be in present time.

So the more we can extract our mind from our bodies the greater health and soul level expression we can have.

Extracting your mind from your body is an ongoing skill that can be honed.  Whatever the memory or issue is, it needs to be acknowledged and noticed with the willingness to change.

Just having awareness or noticing that a habit or belief is running inside us and being curious about it allows us to no longer be run by it.

As Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle states- the act of observation changes both the observed and the observer. Our understanding and integration follows. Curiosity is the beautifully simple elixir that promotes true transformative healing and joy.

Notice, feel, and be curious and healing and growth will follow with greater ease.

Freeing our unique natures that we came to earth to embody and expressing our soul level knowing is what it is time for now.

Do you want to be run by some habit of the past or do you want to live into the future that your heart and soul knows is possible? It’s time to be in the present by getting our minds out of our bodies.

Here’s an example from us about getting the mind out of the body in a surprising way.

So, how has your mind been running your body on autopilot?  Please share your experience in the comments section below.

Our Bodies Contain Miracles Every Moment

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This very second you’re living in a miracle.

Our bodies contain miracles every moment. Your body is performing functions, creating cells, letting cells die and giving you a home to live in while you are here.

We’ve been studying the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza so that we can understand how to help ourselves and our clients truly reprogram their consciousness, their nervous systems and the patterns in their bodies and minds.

A Husbands Alzheimer’s Journey and Caregiver’s Guide

A Husbands Alzheimer’s Journey and Caregiver’s Guide

None of us will be immune from the ever-growing presence of the conditions known as dementia or Alzheimer’s. In 2015, There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia which will reach 74.7 million in 2030- Link

The causes of this condition are unknown. What is clear however is that the impact on individual’s, families and community is enormous.

Front Cover October 1Our friend Don Cramer, in his book
Where’s Whitney Now -A Husband’s Alzheimer’s journey and Caregiver’s Guide has written a personal account describing his and Whitney’s mutual evolution and offers caregivers everywhere valuable guidance.

This compelling story is a fascinating read: sobering, and ultimately transformative written with clarity, good humor and love..

Don’s account of their collective evolution is essential reading because it shatters myths about what this condition really is and whom it affects.

Don and Whitney were meditators who lived a very healthy lifestyle. He was successful in the business world and she was a well-known teacher in the San Diego area. When Whitney suddenly slipped beyond Don’s ability to manage her care, it required an immediate, gut-wrenching move to San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico where we have witnessed first hand this amazing story.

As one reviewer writes:

Anyone who is a caregiver or who knows a caregiver should really read this. It would also be helpful for anyone recently diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s to help them understand what may be ahead and how to deal with it.”

We agree.

Here’s the link on Amazon to the book.
Where’s Whitney Now-  A husbands Alzheimer’s journey and Caregiver’s Guide

And you can get a Free Caregiver’s Guide on Don’s website.  WhereisWhitneyNow.com

Please share this book with anyone you know who might benefit be they recently diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s or is a caregiver.

Having navigated illness with many clients and their loved ones and caregivers, we know this book is a vital gift.

Love,

Susan and David

Dying in Style

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David and I were given a rare and loving gift during the month of March. We have been in the US caring for my father Donald Perkins who passed away Wednesday March 25th at the Age of 88.

We have had to cut back on our client load and workshops and want you all to know we will be back to our normal work schedule starting Wednesday April 1st.

Thank you to all who have supported us during this time so that we could be with our family.

 

 

 Dying in Style

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Don and Susan

My Father took the entire family on many amazing trips around the world. As he was dying, he decided everyone would gather for the Last Family Trip but this time we flew to Chicago to be with him

His wishes were that we celebrate and enjoy our family time together.

My Dad always liked to have a plan and to be in control and like his life he pulled off his death in great style. He didn’t want to suffer and thought it would be perfect to die in his sleep, and by golly he did just that.

What is Healing?

What is Healing?

There are a lot of definitions of healing, maybe some of them work for you and maybe some don’t.

But what if healing is as individual as you are?

Healing can mean that the symptoms of disease are gone or that the tensions that have run our lives have been replaced by ease.

But healing can also include a peaceful death or an acceptance of the fact that we live in bodies that are not meant to last.

And most of all,  what does healing mean to you?

To really claim the power, the wholeness of the word we have to create our own definition.

Here are seven things we can do that allow for healing to occur.

What Allows for True Healing?

  • Give up demanding that the situation in your body or the situation around you be the way you want it to be. When we demand we create obstacles for what is possible.
  • Make friends with what seems to be the enemy, be it cancer or poverty. Having a war against anything especially in our bodies always makes more of a mess.
  • Accept what is happening will allow the miraculous to happen and create the space for real change to show up.
  • Be curious and wonder about what is not only possible, but about what the healing opportunity is telling you. There is much we can learn as we heal.
  • Notice.  Awareness is curative.  When we become curious, we bring our awareness to what is present. The act of observation changes both the observed and the observer.
  • Attend to all the layers of life, physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental. To heal from anything requires attention to the multiple layers of life.
  • Create your own definition of healing; don’t try to live from someone else’s definition. To make healing really work for us we have to claim it as our own.

What does healing mean for you? Would you like to create your own definition of what healing is?  We’d love to help you Get Started.

And if you are wondering if healing is possible for you, sometimes we need to be reminded that it’s our birthright.

Healing is your Birthright