Category: Sickness and Health

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Healing can mean that the symptoms of disease are gone or that the tensions that have run our lives have been replaced by ease.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

Relief From Lying

Lies make us ill, whether we’re lying to one another or ourselves.

Lying separates us from our own truth and is just plain hard on our bodies.  It takes energy to lie, energy that could be available for life affirming actions.

When we lie, we create blockages in our physical body, resistance in our emotional field and separation from our spirit selves. The suffering we have carried because of lying has been great.

What is lying?

A Cure For When You’re Screaming Inside

A cure for when you're screaming inside

There is a lot of screaming going on these days.

When you’re screaming inside, Sometimes there’s a truth inside us just waiting to be noticed.

Sometimes that truth, the truth we must know gets louder and louder and can becomes a howl, a scream that won’t go away. Screaming has gotten a bad rap.

Is there any screaming going on in you?

Sometimes all we can hear is the scream and miss the message.

How do we cure when we’re screaming inside?

I’m Irregular, How About You?

I'm irregular, how about you?

I’m Irregular How About You?

David likes music especially drum rhythms.  You know like beat, beat pause, pause, pause beat.  Irregular beats make the most beautiful and amazing music. But what about when the drum of life is irregular, when you actually have an irregular heartbeat? 

About a month ago, we were sitting in meditation when David felt compelled to check his pulse. But something had changed! The regular heartbeat he once had wasn’t there anymore. Instead it was beat, beat, pause beat, beat, beat pause……… It was irregular, really irregular!

Stop Waiting and Lose Weight

Stop waiting and Lose weight

There are many proven strategies that assist people in losing weight.

Have you tried some? We have.

Of course what we eat, when we eat and how much we exercise are critical factors in maintaining healthy weight.  And yet with all the brilliance and billions of dollars spent on weight loss, more often than not, the fat comes back.

What’s the missing ingredient that can assist us in keeping extra weight off our bodies?