Jan 30 2018

Cosmic Influences

Category: Inspirational Quotes,Self-Meditation & MindfulnessPatricia @ 10:57 am

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On January 31, 2018 we will experience a Blue Moon. A Blue Moon happens when two full moons occur in the same month. Both the full moon on January 1 and January 31 are considered Supermoons, which means the moon is at its closest point to Earth. This makes the full moon appear to be brighter and larger. In addition, there will also be a Total Lunar Eclipse visible in the western United States on January 31st. This eclipse creates a Blood Moon because of its reddish tinge when the moon is completely bathed in Earth’s shadow.

Why am I telling you about moons? All of these cosmic occurrences affect our emotional sensitivities. When our emotions are more amplified during this time, it is important to practice patience and kindness with ourselves and others.

The moon has an influence on the ocean and its tides, the growth of fruits and vegetables (in a biodynamic farm, planting is done in accordance with the lunar and solar cycles). It also has an influence on our own bodies and minds. Studies show that we may experience insomnia because our melatonin levels are lower at the full moon. Many people comment that they are more accident prone, emotional, or erratic at this time

ABC News reported “Studies have found that cops and hospital workers are among the strongest believers in the notion that more crime and trauma occur on nights when the moon is full . . . Dr. David Mandell of the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and some colleagues studied existing data on health-care myths and did a 2005 study of area nurses. He said he found that 69 percent of surgical nurses in his study believed that a full moon led to more chaos and patients that night.”

Many people are noting impatience at work, at home and with themselves. This causes excessive frustration and disruption in our feelings and behaviors. When being impatient with people or situations becomes a habit, we become less resilient. We become more intolerant. When we are intolerant, we are unable to adapt to the changing conditions of our life. Our stress is amplified.

When we practice patience and kindness, we create powerful heart energies that radiate into the environment. This can help calm erratic emotional energies. Kindness can open the hearts of others. When hearts are open, there is a connection to each other. This connection promotes a feeling of security. Patience allows us to manage stressful situations that are outside of our control. Traffic jams and difficult people are not going to disappear. But your reaction to them can change. Frustration can become acceptance.

Personal and planetary chaos happens. When we practice patience and kindness, we are able to deal with uncertainty with more grace and ease. With intention and desire, you can make that choice. It will become self-evident that patience plays an important part in your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

The Global Care Initiative suggests that we practice the following care focus exercise during this time of cosmic upheaval. Do this in order to help yourself. Do this not only for your self, but also for your fellow travelers on Planet Earth.

 “As you breathe, radiate love to someone, a pet, or a place you love for a minute or two. This opens your heart more and increase the effectiveness of your care focus.

Now, breathe in the feelings of patience, kindness and ease through your emotional system. This helps to increase the connection with your heart’s intuitive solutions and directions. (Doing this often throughout the day strengthens your practice of patience and clearer reasoning.)

Now visualize people across the world practicing these qualities of love – patience, kindness, inner ease and compassion. Hold the vision of heart-centered global cooperation.

Let’s close by holding in our compassionate heart, all those experiencing hardships on this planet. Let your heart direct where this care is needed.”

I’ll remind you that when you are radiating thoughts of love, patience and kindness…make sure to include yourself! Open up your heart. Love yourself. Go dance in the moonlight.  You’ll create your own cosmic influence.

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Apr 07 2015

Traveling the Time Tunnel

Category: Energy BodyPatricia @ 9:22 am

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Einstein told us, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” When we imagine how things will be, our minds fill in all the details. It is as if we are really “there” in another time or place. When we become conscious of our inner reality, we also experience the emotions that are evoked from the daydream. We can use this ability to “feel” the future to help us to decide about how we want to live future experiences. If it doesn’t feel good when we imagine it, we can be absolutely certain that it will not be good if we choose to physically experience it. A performer does not show up without a rehearsal. Imagining or pretending is a form of rehearsal which prepares us for life.

Often we have decisions to make. There may be two or more different options or approaches to a situation. How can we know what is best? Our imagination knows! Our subconscious mind can give us the answer! Because the mind doesn’t know the difference between what we imagine and what we perceive to be reality, we can travel through a time tunnel to experience the future so we can make the right choices in the present.

When you imagine a situation, your subconscious mind reacts to your thoughts and to your beliefs about your thoughts. Its reactions are based on your faith about the way things are, or your lifescript. Your body produces appropriate hormones which elicit physical feelings based on your thoughts and past experiences. You may feel threatened or angry when you travel to an anticipated confrontation with an individual. Or you may feel comforted or happy if you imagine the situation unfolding in a different way. These feelings are important to note! You are creating your future experiences. How do you want to feel about your actions? Act accordingly.

Imagine the goal and play the role. Imagine the steps you will need to take to reach the goal or the resolution to a problem. Pay attention to the feelings you may have regarding each of those steps. When you identify a negative response, consider another option until your feelings are in alignment with your success.

We all have an innate ability to project ourselves to a different perception of time. We are all time travelers. We navigate the journey. When we remember, we are traveling into the past. When we project or fantasize, we are traveling into the future. Time is imaginary. It is a concept. The only time that exists is this moment. And this moment is the creative Now.

Now is the moment when you can enter the time tunnel. Now is the moment to begin your future by exploring the unlimited opportunities available to you. Take the trip. No reservations are required. No deposit. You don’t need a passport. And you are always in control of your experiences. At the end of the tunnel, you realize what life is…a series of experiences until you reach your final destination.

By using the power of your subconscious mind, accessed through hypnosis or meditation, you can rewrite your lifescript, adjust your beliefs, and release your limitations. You can be certain that your future experiences throughout time will be all that you imagined!

 

 

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Jan 29 2013

The Call of the Ancestors

Category: ShamanismPatricia @ 3:36 pm

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” ~ Chief Seattle

The word “Shaman” literally means “one who knows.” Shamanism is a practice that has remained the same for thousands of years and is not part of any particular form of religion or spirituality. Since the beginning of time, certain men and women felt a calling to heal the sick; study and protect ancient knowledge; guide the lost souls; communicate with the stone people, the plant people, the animals and the spirit world. They performed rituals and ceremonies for the community and told stories to share wisdom. Today, there are those who hear the call of the ancestors and honor the way of peace.

I am a Shaman.  Initiated and trained in the nine rites of the Munay-Ki, I have received the energetic transmissions of a 30,000 year old Laika Shamanic tradition. The rites are based on the practices of the Inka and pre-Inka Shamans of the Andes and the Amazon. In the Qechua language of the Q’ero Inka nation, Munay means “to interact with the world and others through the heart consciousness”, or simply, “love”.

Shamans seek to find solutions to problems within the community, using trance, astral travel and vision quests. They have always served as teachers, mentors, and psychic guides, working with the energetic body, or Luminous Energy Field. A Shaman helps to positively dream the world into being.

As a modern Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Meridian Tapping Practitioner, I use the same ancient Shamanic tools to help my clients become their ideal self – the very best version they can imagine. When I began my clinical practice more than 10 years ago, I imagined that I would build a healing center. I visualized the programs and the other healers who would work with me. I knew it would be a powerful and magical place. Even though I didn’t know how or where or when, I believed in what.

My vision has became more clear. I know where. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains outside of Malibu is a place we call Mount Munay. This land is blessed with a powerful positive energy vortex – a vortex on a par with those found in Sedona. I asked for the land. The land asked for me. This sacred space is being called into service to be used as a healing center for all who wish to join in the intention of infinite, unconditional love and gratitude.

I have asked my three sister Shamans to unite with me as four Earth-Keepers to act as stewards of this land. The energy from this vortex has the ability to amplify and transmit the thoughts and actions of the Healers with the intention that it will benefit the good of all. The work has begun.

Medicine Wheel atop Mt. Munay Vortex

Medicine Wheel atop Mt. Munay Vortex

As Shamans and Planetary Healers, we have taken on the task and the joy of building a Medicine Wheel. A Medicine Wheel is a place to pray, meditate or hold ceremony. It strengthens our connection to Mother Earth, Gaia, Pachamama.

Symbolizing the circle of life, the Wheel is a metaphor for eternity: there is no beginning or end; life is constantly in motion and always changing. It is deemed “Medicine” because in the Native traditions, anything that is “good”, such as food, talking, dancing and ceremony, is considered to be healing to mind, body and spirit. The circle also serves to remind us that we all work together as equals as we travel and grow at all levels of our being. A Medicine Wheel is usually placed where earth energy is strong. We have built our Medicine Wheel on top of the vortex.

The act of constructing a Medicine Wheel is a ritual ceremony, done with respect and love, built stone by stone. We create sacred space by prayer and purification. We are aware of Mother Earth, Father Sun and Grandmother Moon. We honor the four points of the compass; the four elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air; and the four power animals of Serpent, Jaguar, Hummingbird and Eagle; and place stone sentinels to mark the directions. We place a center stone to symbolize the Creator and our connection to all life. We employ ritual symbols of sacred geometry to communicate with Spirit. Through ceremony, we learn to give back.

As we painstakingly gather stones one by one from the mountain (which she lovingly gives up to us); as we use tools both primitive and progressive to methodically measure and map out our patterns and design; as we clear the land to declare its destiny and bury our prayers to confirm it, we do it with a sense of purpose and mission. We do this as a family; a community. This is not about any one of us as individuals; it is about all of us as One.

Shamanism is founded on the principle that the visible world is saturated with unseen forces and energies that influence us. As we travel around the Medicine Wheel of Life, we experience many different positions and changing perspectives. We know that Mother Earth will support us and that it is our responsibility to support her. We  know that when we attain balance and inner peace as individuals, we  achieve world peace together and come to experience heaven on earth.

 

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May 01 2012

Hypno-Reiki: A New Way to Let Go of Pain

Category: Hypnotherapy,Pain ManagementPatricia @ 3:56 pm

Look for the following article in a soon to be published issue of Your Health Connection (http://www.yhcmagazine.com/). This article marks the beginning of a new modality which is both powerful and gentle. I am very excited to launch this restorative and therapeutic practice of Hypno-Reiki with a compassionate and gifted healer, Reiki Master Claire Staffa.

Are you suffering? “Chronic pain is a problem that has reached near epidemic proportions,” said Edward Covington, M.D., director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Cleveland Clinic. “The ‘can do, can cope’ spirit of Americans can lead to untreated chronic pain, which has a severe impact on people’s work, personal relationships, hobbies, and even sex, and can greatly diminish their quality of life. In addition to physical disability, it may also lead to irritability, anxiety, or depression.”

Do you endure discomfort to the point that it is affecting the way you live your life? Are you sick and tired of conventional methods of pain management? Are you taking pills that aren’t effective? Is your medication creating negative side effects? Are you ready to try something new? Perhaps it is time to consider an integrative approach to healing… a new way based on ancient methods. Are you aware of Hypno-Reiki?

Hypno-Reiki is a combination of two powerful methods of healing, Hypnosis and Reiki. Each method has proven to be effective, but when used together, the modality has great potential. Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, or altered state of consciousness created by focused attention. For thousands of years, it has been used as an effective method for relief of physical pain and discomfort. In the hypnotic state, we are open to positive suggestions and imagery which will create change. It is an ideal time to implement other therapeutic modalities, such as Reiki, because our whole system is primed to healing. Reiki, a healing practice originated inJapan, is a non-invasive, gentle modality which translates to “spiritually guided life force energy or universal healing energy”. It helps the body’s natural ability to heal itself though the flow and focusing of energy.

The Center for Disease Control reports in 2002 that 62% ofU.S.adults had used some form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), often in conjunction with other alternative and conventional medical treatments. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey ofCAMuse by Americans, found that “people use Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief, in efforts to improve overall health and well-being. Reiki has been used by people with anxiety, chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions, as well as by people recovering from surgery or experiencing side effects from treatments.”

Hypnotherapy can help with the perception of pain, by changing the expectation. In studies about how the human brain and nervous system work, Dr. Kenneth Casey, a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and a neurology consultant to the VA Health Care System in Ann Arbor states that “the brain has mechanisms to directly control what we feel, it actively controls the flow of sensory information that results in our perceptions.” In fact, key regions of the brain appear to react as much to the expectation of pain as much as they do to actual painful stimulation. The mind can alter the feeling of pain by substituting another feeling such as heat, tingling, numbness. It can also divert the location of pain to another body part, thereby allowing relief.  In a January 5, 2004 article by Benedict Carey, The Los Angeles Times reports “the brain can virtually shut down pain signals when preoccupied.”

At that point, the body’s energy system is aligned with thoughts of health and wellness. The body-mind connection is fully functioning while in the state of hypnosis. The mind doesn’t know the difference between what is imagined and what is perceived as reality. When Reiki is administered to someone in the hypnotic state, the benefits are magnified. The healing power of life force energy is added and the whole body becomes at peace.

Though Reiki may be an unfamiliar term and may sound “new-agey,” the effectiveness of this ancient treatment has been shown. The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine reviewed 66 clinical trials on biofield therapies. It was concluded that there was strong evidence that biofield therapies such as Reiki help reduce the intensity of pain. Julie Kusiak, MA, a Reiki practitioner in the integrative medicine department atBeaumontHospital inRoyal Oak,Michigan, states, “Recent studies on Reiki therapy reflect a broad spectrum of its benefit for pain relief.” Examples cited were decreased anxiety and pain, lower fatigue, reduced depression and better quality of life.

Hypnosis and Reiki create profoundly relaxing effects, which make the combination of Hypno-Reiki even more effective for the treatment of anxiety, stress and pain. Hypno-Reiki complements any other form of medical treatment, as there are no contraindications. There is a long history of both scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the use of behavioral and relaxation approaches to treat chronic pain. The American Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock stated, “Complementary and alternative medicine has shown great promise in supporting and stimulating healing. It’s one of the many tools hospitals look to as they continue to create optimal healing environments for the patients they serve.”

Much research concludes the effectiveness of hypnosis as an alternative method of healing. Scientific American Mind’s (July, 2005) article titled “The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis” which stated that “hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses- especially in controlling pain.” The article further cites a meta-analysis published by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis which found that “the pain relieving effect of hypnosis is often substantial, and in a few cases the degree of relief matches or exceeds that provided by morphine.”

In Biofield Therapies:A Best Evidence Synthesis,a systematic review examined 66 clinical studies and found “equivocal evidence for biofield therapies’ effects on fatigue and quality of life for cancer patients, as well as for comprehensive pain outcomes and affect in pain patients, and for decreasing anxiety in cardiovascular patients”. Currently, there is a peer review method for analyzing the state of scientific studies done on Reiki programs in hospitals and clinics. The process is rigorous, impartial and incorporates the best practices for scientific review. Dr Mehmet Oz is a proponent of Reiki and is often quoted as saying, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”

According to a 2008 American Hospital Association survey, 84% of hospitals indicated patient demand as the reason for offering Complementary and Alternative Medicine services because of “clinical effectiveness”. Simply stated, it works.

More and more, science tells us that the condition of our body is directly related to our positive thoughts of wellness or our negative thoughts of stress, anxiety and pain. Thoughts are energy. Thoughts create. Your body is a manifestation of the thoughts of your sub-conscious mind. You have the power to change the way you think and to change the way you feel. There is an unlimited supply of “spiritually guided life force energy”  available to you to help create your natural state of being, which is a state of well-being. If you are suffering, you can give yourself permission to let go of the pain. You can change your expectations and move toward a better, more joyful life. Perhaps Hypno-Reiki is the way to do it!

 

Patricia Lynn Belkowitz, C.Ht., EFT-CC, and Claire Staffa, Reiki Master. Patricia Belkowitz is a clinical Hypnotherapist focusing on health and wellness. Claire Staffa is a certified Reiki Master specializing in balance and harmony. They practice together at Dr. Sharon Norling’s Mind Body Spirit Center in Westlake Village. For more information about Patricia go to www.TheMindMatters.com and to find out about Claire, visit www.HarmoniousReiki.com or log on to www.TheMBSC.com.

 

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Jan 09 2012

A poem by Tony Haynes

Category: Inspirational QuotesPatricia @ 3:50 pm

Recently, I met a brilliant and gifted man named Tony Haynes (http://www.tonyhaynes.webs.com/). I was pleased and honored to be the recipient of this poem. Note that the initial letter of each line of the poem also spells out the title!

“The Mind Matters”

T hrough Energy Psychology

H eightened awareness will shatter

E very illusion and you’ll see The Mind Matters

 

M y goal & objective

I s for you to be inclined

N ow in this moment to ease your pressure & strife

D oing it through a process I call, “Choose Your Thoughts. Choose Your Life.”

 

M y Manifestation Manual

A nd the modalities I combine

T herapeutically facilitate

T he freedom to free your mind

E motionally and not by osmosis

e-aligning you through hypnosis

S o on a cellular & spiritual level all negativity scatters…

 …Even in the divine, The Mind Matters

 By Tony Haynes For Patricia

 

 

 

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Jul 22 2011

Meridian Tapping

Category: Meridian TappingPatricia @ 2:17 pm

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Mar 18 2011

Emotional Guidance System (EGS)

Category: Energy BodyPatricia @ 4:16 pm

Many of us have a Global Positioning System (GPS) in our vehicles. A computer system linked to satellites in outer space is available at the touch of a button. It can pinpoint our exact location anywhere on the planet. It helps you to find the way when you don’t know how to get to where you want to go.

Are you aware of an even better system of keeping yourself going in the right direction? It’s factory-installed with every unit and it’s absolutely free of charge! You have a personal and powerful Emotional Guidance System (EGS). To access the system, all you need do is pay attention to what you are thinking and how you are feeling. If you pay attention to your emotions, you will always know if you are traveling on the right road.

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EGS sends you down the right road.

Your “home” or your “natural” state of being, is a condition of well-being and joy. Consider a baby. Whether a human baby, a puppy, a kitten…all exhibit a state of ecstatic joy. When you are thinking thoughts which bring about the feeling of joy, you are traveling on the right road. Your EGS is pointing you to exactly where you want to go! You are happily in alignment with who you are. Of course, it’s not always possible to be thinking joyful thoughts every moment of the day! Life happens. But your awareness will allow you to make the conscious shift to a better thought. It’s a choice you can make.

There are really no “good” or “bad” emotions. All emotions serve a purpose. All emotions are valuable because they are an expression of you. Honor your emotions. When you try to ignore or swallow your emotions, your EGS will send out an alarm! A distress signal of nausea or headache. Even the “bad” emotions, such as anger, serve a purpose and are to be recognized and then let go. When you’re thinking the thoughts that are creating the feelings of anger, you may not be able to just “let go”.  Again, it’s a choice you can make. Be aware of the thoughts which are creating the emotions. Choose a different thought.

Your EGS can direct your thoughts to a higher state. What if you took a turn towards disappointment instead of anger? That feels better. Perhaps your anger is really because someone acted in a way other than you expected. You feel doubtful and hurt. And then maybe your EGS would help you to consider that the disappointment was triggered by boredom. Are you angry because your plans have been changed? And you have nothing to do? Boredom doesn’t feel as “bad” as anger, does it? And you have control over your own boredom, don’t you? Maybe if you recognized that you were bored, your EGS would tell you to go entertain yourself. If you thought about entertaining yourself, you would turn directly to enthusiasm, which would feel really “good”. And once you were feeling that enthusiasm, you could consider what activity would bring you joy.

Your journey from anger to joy doesn’t have to take a long time. You can avoid the traffic jams. The only roadblocks are the ones you create. Your EGS will show them to you by making you feel “bad”.  And it will direct you around the barriers by pointing the way to feel “good”. It helps you to find the way when you don’t know how to get to where you want to go. You can always find your way home…to your state of ecstatic joy!

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Sep 19 2010

Effective Method to Control Food Cravings

Category: Meridian Tapping,Weight ManagementPatricia @ 9:19 am

A new study* conducted by Dr. Peta Stapleton and a team of researchers at the School of Medicine in Griffith University, Queensland, Australia has confirmed that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a form of meridian tapping,  can be used as an effective way to reduce food cravings.

A study was conducted on ninety-six overweight or obese adults. Half of the participants were taught EFT right away; while the other half did whatever they ordinarily did to control food cravings for four weeks. The “wait list” group was the control (comparison) group.

Prior to conducting the research, the subjects were given a series of tests to determine the intensity of their food cravings and measure how strong an influence food exerted over them. The researchers also investigated the degree of restraint these people showed when faced with tempting food, and the number of psychological symptoms of stress they were experiencing. Everyone in the study was measured to determine their BMI (Body Mass Index), an indication of how the body stores and distributes fat.

At the end of four weeks, the subjects were re-tested. It was found that those who had first learned EFT showed: significantly lowered food cravings;  had improved significantly in the degree to which they were able to restrain themselves when confronted by tempting foods;  and an improvement in the degree to which the food tempted them.

The same subjects were studied again at the end of 12 months. Demonstrating the holding power of this technique, it was noted that the intensity of food cravings and the pull of the temptation to a particular food, remained significantly improved at the end of one year in those who had been practicing EFT, Also, the Body Mass Index was also significantly reduced at the end of one year.

This study shows that EFT can have an immediate effect on reducing food cravings and also result in maintenance of these reduced cravings over a long period of time. In addition it shows that EFT impacts favorably on The Body Mass Index. The researchers suggest that EFT may contribute to the ability of weight loss/dieting programs to assist people to achieve reduced food cravings and therefore lose weight.

*This study was conducted by Stapleton, Sheldon, Porter & Whitty,  2009-2010. It was funded by a grant from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).

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Mar 22 2010

EFT Testimonials

Category: Meridian TappingPatricia @ 6:20 pm

 

“EFT offers great healing benefits.” ~ Deepak Chopra, Author of more than fifty books and co-creator of the Chopra Center.

“What’s interesting about EFT is that it is a process that really, in some sense engages… like super learning. And super learning is like pushing the record button on the subconscious mind.” Bruce Lipton, Author of “The Biology of Belief” – Internationally recognized speaker in bridging science and spirit

“EFT is destined to be the top healing tool for the 21st century.” ~ Cheryl Richardson, Author of “Stand Up for Your Life,” “Take Time for Your Life” and “Life Makeovers”

“I’ve used Tapping for years and highly recommend it!” ~ Joe Vitale, Bestselling author and one of the stars of the hit movie “The Secret”

“I have been Tapping for years and have found it to be a pivotal tool in creating the life of my dreams. This information is essential if you want to live your best life!” ~ Jack Canfield, Co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and one of the stars of the hit movie “The Secret”

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Feb 09 2010

Crystals & The Cosmic Current

Category: Crystals & GemstonesPatricia @ 5:48 pm

Crystals maintain the balance of the electro-magnetic-field: the balance between the electrical energies surrounding the earth and the magnetic energies between the poles. This same spiraling electrical field and magnetic polarity exist within each atom and each sub-atomic particle, within each cell and organ, within each living and non-living thing and within the human aura.

In 1973, three Russians hypothesized a matrix of cosmic energy. They traced a latticework pattern of electromagnetic energy that geometrically subdivided the earth’s face into a combination of two shapes – an icosahedron and a dodecahedron (shapes found naturally in crystal formations). The positioning of these lines explains various natural phenomena such as high and low barometric pressure and magnetic deviations as well as migration routes. When envisioned as a lattice over the earth’s surface, the icosa-dodecahedron grid was found to correspond with the birthplaces of ancient civilization. Some sources liken these power centers to the chakras of the body.

The earth is a living organism. The ancient Chinese articulated an underlying energy they called chi (prana in Sanskrit). There are three different kids of chi. One circulates the atmosphere, one flows through the earth and one is in our bodies. We are a microcosm of the macrocosm.

The cosmic current is the energy force that includes all the scientifically described energies that interact to create magnetism and gravity. This current carries the specific vibrations from each planet and star. The signals are experienced as invisible rays of energy.

We receive or respond to higher or lower rates of energy or light through the extended body. In the nearly non-physical dimension of light, quantity of light is far less important than quality. And quality is dependent upon frequency, which we experience as color.

Color is light that is directed by the rays of a certain planet or star. Light as we know it has a vibrational rate, or wavelength. The range of this visible light is what we call the spectrum. Wavelengths of color longer than our range of vision are referred to as radio waves or infrared. Those shorter than our visual range are ultraviolet, x-ray or cosmic. We obtain information about the world around us through the sensory interpretation of light.

By understanding that the chakras, within the extended energy body, respond to the energy of the color rays directed by the energy currents of the universe, we can then understand how crystals and colored gemstones can be used to affect the energy in a specific chakra, thereby aiding health and well-being.

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Feb 09 2010

Prana…the “absolute energy” that fills the spaces between atoms

Category: Energy BodyPatricia @ 5:11 pm

Quantum physics shows that what we perceive as solid matter is actually 99.9999% empty space filled with energy.  (If one atom of the physical body were the size of an apple, the closest atom next to it would be 2000 miles away.)

This brings us to the concept of prana, the energy that fills the spaces between atoms.

In Sanskrit, prana means “absolute energy”. It is the force that pervades all being, connecting all living things and all energy matter. In the Hindu concept, prana is made from sunlight and air. As it is drawn into the etheric body, the seven atoms that compose prana separate and each travels to the chakra it nourishes. The chakras draw prana or vitality into the extended body through the solar plexus chakra, which is the hub of a 10-spoked wheel, distributing the prana color rays.

As a hypnotherapist, I use the practice of pranayama by aiding my clients in the practice of focus on the breath. By taking deep, full breaths, the amount of air that enters and flows is increased. This very action stimulates the power of healing, balance and well-being by directing maximum prana to all the chakras, resulting in healing throughout the extended body.

When there is an excess or deficiency in prana flowing through a given chakra or throughout all energy centers, an imbalance occurs. It manifests in emotional discomfort or physical disease in an area and a form reflective of the chakra which is out of harmony. Healing takes place on all levels of the extended energy body before physical well-being manifests. Remember all matter is energy.

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Feb 09 2010

Crystal Power

Category: Crystals & GemstonesPatricia @ 12:51 pm

Have you ever used the power of a crystal or gemstone? Actually, you are most likely using this power, maybe on a daily basis, and are unaware of it.

Do you wear a watch or have a wall clock at home? Do you wind it? Do you plug it in to electricity? Or is it powered by quartz, which synchronizes accurate time by vibration?

Do you listen to the radio? All radio transmitting uses quartz to communicate broadcast frequencies. You dial in to a particular vibrational frequency.

Have you taken a biology class where you were required to use a microscope? Have you experienced an ultrasound procedure? Both technologies use quartz crystal.

Have you had laser surgery to correct your eyesight? Quartz crystal is used to transmit and focus energy in all laser technology.

Have you gazed at the stars through a telescope? Quartz crystal is used to transmit whole spectrum light in optical lenses.

Do you use a credit card? Do you store information in your computer? Quartz crystal…silicon dioxide … is used for that purpose.

It is obvious that crystal has properties that allow it to store, transmit, transform, focus and amplify energy. Science has been using this technology for years by producing synthetic quartz crystals with the same atomic structures and properties as their natural counterparts.

Imagine the power of the energy available in the natural form, where each crystal system, obeying the Law of Attraction, gathers together those atoms which can vibrate together in unison and harmony, producing a form…a crystal… an aggregation of atoms.

When we send our intentions through the crystal, the vibration of that thought is amplified, bringing it nearer to physical manifestation. It is your thought energy, your mental body, which activates the power of crystals.

Quantum physics shows that what we perceive as solid matter is actually 99.9999% empty space filled with energy.  (If one atom of the physical body were the size of an apple, the closest atom next to it would be 2000 miles away.) By understanding that all matter is energy, it is easier to understand how people can interact with crystal.

The ancients may not have been aware of quantum physics, but they understood something about energy and color. They used crystals and gemstones to harness the cosmic forces. As we continue to do today, they adorned their bodies with stones.

The legends of quartz crystal as a healing tool are world wide, crossing every culture from Japan to North America, from Africa to ancient Rome.

The oldest legends and lore lead back to Lemuria and Atlantis. It is supposed that this advanced race used crystals to channel and control the cosmic current. Legends state that the survivors of Atlantis began anew and continued to perpetuate the knowledge of crystals in Egypt, South America and Tibet. They built pyramids using crystalline theories.

An Egyptian hieroglyphic papyrus more than 4000 years old described medical treatments using gemstones. Complete therapeutic manuscripts dated 1500 BC called “Papyrus Ebers” give detailed prescriptions using gems and minerals. The Egyptians were the first to use ground up gemstones such as malachite and lapis as a cosmetic.

A text derived from the Alexandrian School of Greece written by Theophrastus (372-286 BC) was quoted by the Roman historian Pliny (23-79 AD) in some of the earliest writings on the power of crystals.

 The ancient Greeks regularly meditated by visualizing five three-dimensional, geometric shapes known as the Platonic Solids. They believed they could alter their consciousness and achieve mystical experiences. The five shapes – tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron – all occur naturally in crystals.

It is recorded in Exodus that a breastplate made of twelve precious jewels, (signifying the 12 tribes of Israel) combined specifically together in four rows, and worn over the heart, would endow the wearer with the power of God. It is recorded as being divinely inspired and having incredible spiritual powers.

Early works on astrology, written in Sanskrit and dating back as early as 400 BC, make elaborate observations on the origin and power of stones.

Incas and Mayans knew gemstone and crystal work. Native American Hopi shamans use crystals for diagnosis as well as treatment of disease, as do Cherokee, Apache, Navaho and other native peoples. They believe crystals are home to supernatural forces.

Chinese healers call quartz “the essence of the dragon”, the dragon being a symbol for the life force, the “chi”.

In every religion found on earth, jewels are mentioned as significant to esoteric mysteries. There are references made to precious stones in the Bible, the Talmud and the Koran.

We now know that we are beings of light and energy who are affected by the light and energy of the universe. The seen is dependent on the unseen.

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Nov 03 2009

The “Secret” Law of Conscious Creation

Category: Law of AttractionPatricia @ 11:19 am

As civilized members of society, we are expected to follow the rules and abide by the laws. By doing so, we are able to enjoy and support that society. We learn about these rules throughout our lives. There are rules to follow at home, at school, at our place of worship and on the road. There are laws that govern all aspects of our lives. When we obey the laws and follow the rules, we enjoy the benefits. There are local laws, state laws, federal laws and international laws but there is no law that is more powerful than the Universal Law of Attraction.  Each one of us, whether we are aware of this law or not; each one of us, whether we consciously choose to be or not, are governed by this law. There are no exceptions.

The Law of Attraction states that whatever we are thinking about, we will attract into our life, whether we want it or not! We could almost call this law the Law of Creation, because what we are thinking about is what we are creating. What we are feeling about what we are thinking is how the creation process begins. Emotions help to create reality. When we believe in something, and when we love, desire, and want it, we create it more quickly. If there is anything we want to experience, we need to focus upon it. Whatever we turn our attention to, we will create.       

As energy, every single thought directly and instantly influences the quantum field. Quantum physics has shown that everything in the Universe, in all dimensions of life and reality, ultimately is made up of “quanta”, of Energy, vibration. This Energy is integral to everything in existence. When something is observed, imagined, visualized… “quanta” come together to form sub-atomic particles, which in turn become atoms, then molecules until finally something manifests in the physical world. “Quanta” never, ever differentiate between what we want and what we don’t want. They merely respond to and obey our thoughts. Ask and it is given. No exceptions. Conscious creation is the basis of the Law of Attraction. Isn’t it interesting that the most effective way to consciously create something is to use the imagining powers of the subconscious Mind?

As human beings, all we do is create experiences. There is nothing else we do. In order to create an experience, we must first imagine it. As we focus on what we want, our thought energy (traveling at the speed of light!) has creative power. The subconscious mind accepts whatever we are imagining in our inner world and uses it to create our outer experience in reality.

The world of images is the source of power in our physical world. The images direct the Energy in our body. Imagining what we want is like creating a model before we build the real thing. We need to dream, but dreams are too big to realize all at once. Dreams come a size too large so we can grow into them. They must be broken down into manageable pieces. Pieces which can be created right Now. Always think as you wish things to be. Now.

And as you are thinking about what you want right Now, remember the Universe responds to absolute terms rather than any human concept. When you are dreaming, always be aware of a statement that implies the future tense and change it into the present tense. So, “I will” becomes “I am”… “I want” becomes “I have”… and “I might” becomes “I do”.

Also keep in mind that the Universe does not understand the concept of “try”. We either do something in the present Now or we do nothing. “Try” simply does not exist.

The Universe responds to Now. Everything is happening right Now. If you are remembering the past, you are doing it Now. If you are planning for the future, you are doing it Now. There is Only the Eternal Now.

Remember when you obey the laws, you enjoy the benefits. Thoughts are creative energy. Think only of what you want. Now. Be a Conscious Creator.

Hypnosis and Imagery are incredibly powerful tools to access the visionary power of your subconscious mind. When your mind is in the Alpha state, you are more creative and focused and better able to imagine your ideal way of being. As you imagine your ideal, you are emotionally connected to that image right Now. The process allows you to speak more clearly to the Universe, because whether you believe or not, it is listening to your every thought. Choose the good ones.

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Oct 29 2009

Align Your Thought Field

Category: Energy Body,Meridian TappingPatricia @ 10:46 am

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) (see www.emofree.com) is an unconventional method which offers remarkable results. It can be used to release negative thoughts and emotions and reinforce positive affirmations and beliefs. You can let go of limiting beliefs that keep you from living the life you want. EFT can be used to focus and choose positive thoughts by affirming what you want. Since you are only able to process one emotion at a time, you must make a choice. EFT helps you to make that choice energetically.

 EFT is a form of Energy Psychology, Meridian Therapy, or Thought Field Therapy. It is an obvious extension of Einstein’s discovery that ALL matter, including the human body, is composed of energy. When we experience a negative emotion or physical discomfort or pain, it is because there has been a disruption in our energy system. The thought energy affects the emotional energy which affects the physical energy. EFT works by tapping on a series of points on the body which correspond to acupuncture points in the energy meridian system. Tapping on the conduits between the energy body and the physical body releases blockages and limitations and enhances the well-being and functioning of the individual. EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture, except you stimulate the meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips. Tuning into a problem or a limiting belief can be done by simply thinking bout it. Thinking will bring about the energy disruptions involved which then …and only then… can be balanced by tapping the 9-Step Sequence.

 To release negative emotions, rate each of the negative beliefs or experiences using a number scale from 1 to 10, giving each a rating about how bad it makes you feel – a subjective unit of discomfort (SUD). Take a deep breath, focus on your issue and create a set-up phrase, which identifies the problem.

 “Even though I have …this problem… I deeply and completely accept myself.”

 Examples of “this problem” may be something like:

 “Even though my father told me I was lazy…”

“Even though I’ve failed before…”

“Even though I’m overweight…”

“Even though I’m unworthy…”

“Even though I’m really angry with my husband…”

 Using two fingers begin by tapping on the first spot. Either tap on the thymus gland located at the center of the breastbone, or tap on the side of the hand at the karate chop point. While tapping, focus on your issue and breathe deeply. Do this while repeating the set-up phrase three times. It doesn’t matter if you tap on either your right or left side. Or you can use both hands while tapping through the 9-Step Sequence; tapping on both sides of the body at the same time.

 Now, while saying “releasing this problem”…”don’t need this problem”…” letting go of this problem”, tap on the remaining spots of the 9-Step Sequence: 

2. inner eyebrow

3. outer eyebrow

4. under eye

5. under nose

6. chin

7. collarbone

8. under arm

9. crown of head.

 For a particularly intense issue, continue tapping on the outer side of the thumb, pointer, middle and little fingers, as well as the karate chop point on the side of the hand. Evaluate your SUD and continue the process until you have reached a level of comfort. You may also use the 9-Step Sequence to release any unwanted emotions at the time you are experiencing the feeling. It is not necessary to verbally express and identify the emotions…just tap. To reinforce and choose positive behaviors and affirmations, use the 9-Step Sequence to tap as you focus on your choices. For example, after you have “released anxiety” you can then “choose to be calm”. You can also choose confidence, focus, motivation, joy, freedom, empowerment or any other positive emotion. After you have written your affirmations, take a moment to tap through the 9-Step Sequence while you read and focus on your affirmation. Notice if you are energetically aligned with your desires. If not, take the opportunity to tap away any limitations.

 There are many ways to fine tune the procedure. The set-up phrase, identifying the problem or formulating the affirmation or choice, is a very important factor. Please contact a Certified EFT Practitioner for assistance. Belief in the process is unnecessary. EFT is like gravity or electricity. It works whether you believe in it or not. In order to achieve results, you just have to do it. Persistently and consistently.

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Dec 03 2007

Do You Know Where Your Sushumna Is? And Why Should You Care?

Category: Energy Body,Spiritual ExplorationPatricia @ 10:52 pm

The concept of the chakras (a Sanskrit word which translates as wheel or vortex) has been in existence since before recorded history. The chakras are points of energy transformation. They absorb, filter and distribute vitality to the Etheric Body as well as the Physical Body. The original seven chakras map logically onto the body through the nerve ganglia. Think of the chakras as cones or spirals, being tornado shaped. Visualize the wider end being a whirling concave disc and the point of the cone penetrating the spinal cord. Imagine that this cone extends from both the back and the front of the body.

The chakras extend through the body and are rooted in a central energy channel running up the subtle body (Etheric), which connects all the chakras. The chakras are all interdependent. If one energy center is shut down, the others will compensate in maintaining the life force. This central energy channel, which roughly corresponds to the spinal column, is called the sushumna.

Along the left side of the sushumna is a channel of feminine, or moon energy, called the ida, which is receptive in nature. To the right side of the sushumna is the pingala, a channel of masculine, more outward sun energy. The intertwining nadis meet at the Third Eye Chakra. Imagine the symbol of the allopathic medicine profession – the Caduceus of Hermes – two snakes intertwined around a central column ending at a winged center.

The chakras comprise various levels of awareness, activity and energetic charge. The lower chakras are magnetic energy, whereas the upper chakras are electrical energy. The lower three chakras, below the diaphragm, are feminine in that their function is specifically receptive, taking in energy from the earth and the environment. The upper four chakras are known as masculine chakras because they are concerned with giving energy out in the form of love, communication, healthy attitudes and inner reflection.

The chakras draw prana or vitality into the Extended Energy Body. Proper, focused breathing and meditation techniques cause increased amounts of prana to enter and flow and thereby, increase the power of healing, balance and well-being. In Sanskrit, prana means “absolute energy”. It is the force that pervades all being, connecting all living things and all energy matter. When there is an excess or deficiency in prana flowing through a given center or through all centers, an imbalance occurs which manifests in discomfort or disease in a form that depends on which chakra or chakras are out of harmony.

Balance is well-being. Disharmony is disease. The seen is dependent on the unseen. Earthly physical disease or health is affected by both mass and energy. Healing takes place on all levels of the Extended Energy Body before well-being on the physical earth plane manifests.

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Nov 28 2007

Your Thoughts Create Your Emotions~Your Extended Energy Body

Category: Energy BodyPatricia @ 1:25 am

Your Thoughts Create Your Emotions~
Your Emotions Create Your Physical Experience ~
An Introduction to Your Extended Energy Body

As a being, you are so much more than your physical body. Are you aware that your physical body is actually an outward expression of your thoughts? Our physical bodies are energetic maps. The body acts as a mirror for the higher mind, showing where there is balance or imbalance. Consider that your thoughts are directing your conscious decisions about how and what you eat, how active you choose to be and how you deal with stress. Each of these conscious actions can create a state of well-being, or a state of dis-ease.

The physical human body has other bodies surrounding it, each in its essence, vibration. As the bodies extend out from the core physical body, they become increasingly more fine in vibration. Even the densest matter is composed mostly of empty space. The body is actually 99+% void! If an atom in the body were the size of an apple, the next closest atom to it would be 1000-2000 miles away.

The Physical Body contains all our organic systems and is composed of gases, liquids and dense matter. It experiences life by the earthly senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Consider the physical body as no more than a vehicle, a vessel, in which to travel. We need our physical body to live, but we are not our physical body.

The Etheric (health) Body projects about one quarter inch beyond the skin, usually no more than a foot. It is the thickest and densest of the subtle bodies. It is a perfect duplicate of the physical body. It distributes the universal life force (prana) through the chakras or energy centers. It acts as a two way bridge between the physical and the astral plane, between mass and energy. This subtle body is the nonphysical psychic body that is superimposed on our physical bodies. It exists within and around all living plants and animals and can be measured as an electromagnetic force field. The nadis and meridians, the nerve ending centers used in acupuncture and acupressure techniques, are located at this level.

The Astral (emotional) Body is a half to two-foot band that extends beyond the etheric double and is usually visible to those who can see auras. It is the vehicle of sensation and emotion and is made up of our desires. This is where energy gets blocked and imploded. Whenever you express an emotion you are using your astral body. Every feeling instantly affects this body and is reflected in it. Every thought that affects you personally is also reflected on this body. It connects the physical body to the mind and connects the conscious mental level above it to the etheric double below it.

The Mental (lower/intellectual and higher/intuitive) Body projects beyond the astral body and is also contained within the astral, etheric and physical body. It is composed of the lower (intellectual) and the higher (intuitive) aura bands. The difference between the layers is the difference between concrete and abstract thoughts. The lower mental body is the rational, thinking mind, whereas the higher mental body is the imaginative, superconscious mind. This body is constantly in motion, changing. Whenever you use your intellect, memory or visualization, you are using your mental body, Thoughts and attitudes are crucial to well-being and health.

The Spiritual Body, composed of three aura layers (the Monadic, the Godhead and the Divine) is felt in experiences of oneness and transcendence. In quantum theory, it is the spaces between atoms. Meditation and altered states of consciousness is the way to connect with this body.

Science agrees that more than 70% of all dis-ease is mind-related with no organic cause. As we understand more about the mind-body connection, we are better able to create health and well-being.

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Nov 19 2007

A Healthy Attitude of Gratitude

Category: Energy Body,Positive ThinkingPatricia @ 6:40 pm

If you think of something that makes you very, very happy… If you imagine sharing special moments with a loved one….If you bring to mind an exceptionally pleasant memory… 

                                                                      

Do these thoughts create an emotion? Does the emotion bring a feeling into your body? Are you aware of a change in your physical sense of well being? Perhaps you’ve already begun to smile. Notice where you experience this feeling in your body.

As you become aware of this feeling and focus on it, you are in a state of gratitude. As you acknowledge your appreciation, every cell is reacting to your thoughts. Your positive emotions create this blissful feeling in your physical body. At that moment, you are in a state of conscious creation. At that moment, you are energetically aligned with your good thoughts. The Universe responds to your joy by bringing you more of the same.

As we enter the season of thankfulness, it is wise to spend time focusing on the positive experiences and the loving relationships in our lives. Now is the time to recognize and acknowledge the abundance in our daily lives. Now is the time to do that daily, moment by moment, not just once a year at Thanksgiving. Creation is an on-going process which is fueled and supported by gratitude.

Celebrate and harvest all that life has to offer. Allow yourself to take advantage of the bounty of everyday. Be conscious of your thoughts. Choose the good ones. And be glad! Your body will thank you for it!

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