Resistance to change, that old chestnut!
I often hear other healers explain in dismay that they have a client or a friend, or a family member, who has decided not to take a course of treatment or to take certain steps that will help them to be healthier and happier, not because of finances or time, or because the healer isn’t the right person, but because they are resisting the change that might come.
I was pondering this over the weekend and of course we all at some time or another have resisted change. It might be for good reasons, because every ounce of our being is telling us not to go down a certain path... it's important to listen to that! But might also be just because of good old fashioned FEAR. Fear of the unknown, fear of losing what we have, even if it’s not that great, fear of the void!
What a journey I’ve been on of late… since leaving the UK, just over a year ago, spending time in Australia with my family, then at John of God in Brazil and now living in St Lucia. The moving process was an experience in itself… so much letting go, such a need to trust, to trust my instincts, to trust what I know, to trust what I’m being shown.
As I write this post, which was to be about a totally different topic, I realise that trust IS to be the topic. After all this has been and will continue to be a journey of trust… isn’t all of life a journey of trust? Every step of the way, with every change, every movement forward, every step in letting go, my level of trust has deepened. I didn’t realise that I didn’t fully trust, I thought I was mostly carefree (yet very sensible and followed my instincts beautifully, ha! To an extent that was true but at times some deep old conditioning would come up and I’d question my instincts, take time to take action, or not take action at all. I’d hold on to certain possessions or people in my life as well. My guides and higher self must have been getting kind of frustrated (in a loving way) with all of that!
How to rock my world! I’m a Homeopath, I don’t get vaccines (some homeopaths do, but I don't)! I’ve seen too much damage and too many bodged statistics to even consider getting a vaccine. Before leaving Australia, I had checked if I needed any vaccines and was sure I didn’t – perhaps the information was veiled, perhaps I was delusional.
Spirit and our higher selves are so, so clever. What an orchestration to get me where I needed to be, doing what I needed to do. I wouldn’t have gone to Brazil if I had known about the vaccine requirements! I would have headed straight to St Lucia, but without receiving incredibly deep healing and amazingly endless grace. Which of course was needed in preparation for the work in St Lucia.
John of God (João de Deus) is a man who has spent most of his life as a channel for healing entities. He spends 3 days each weeks seeing thousands of people, performing physical and spiritual surgeries, prescribing herbs, treatments and advice. What he and his team do, both in body and in spirit, is amazing!
On the last day of our 2 weeks at the Casa (the place where this work is done), our group was asked to say how we each felt in one word. My word was grateful. I’m so grateful for my time at the Casa, grateful for the inconceivable and enormous shifts that occurred, grateful for the grace received, for the space held at the Casa and in Abadiânia Brazil, and for the love and support of our group.
Another word that dominated my time there is awe. I was constantly in awe of the process, of the people who travel thousands of miles to shift on every level. Awe at the incredibly ill people who visit the casa, people of all ages. Awe at the healings received and joy at seeing endless faces smiling!
What an amazing time!
I’ve been pondering love of late. Not romantic love, but love for humanity, love for nature, love for everything really. Venus has been so clear in the night sky, shining down upon me and giving me nudges, reminding me to love. I could feel big stuff was coming but couldn’t put my finger on what it was (apart from being about love), until last night…
We were being prepared for an influx of light and a big shift.
I had a really unusual dream last night where I was shown all of the things that I could be worrying about at the moment, it could have been viewed as negative and it could have easily bought me down but I was shown how far I’ve come because I’m not worrying at all. The dream also came through so that I would write this blog. So as requested….
At the moment there are some people in my life who worry, it seems about everything! They’re people who have so much, so much to be grateful and they’re demonstrating to me so beautifully, the destructive nature of worry.
There was a long list of things in my dream that I could be worrying about including moving to a new country that I haven’t visited and where I don’t know anyone, with very little money, no work lined up, nowhere to live, not knowing when my partner will join me…. just to name a few.
It’s no surprise that I love homeopathy, it’s obvious, I’m a Homeopath after all. I love the deep shifts it brings about for individuals, I love the healing, I love witnessing people change before my eyes and flying (not literally, not yet anyway), living life, being fully present and doing their thing with enthusiasm and joy!
I also love to see people learn about homeopathy, using their first aid kits to help themselves, family and friends… the more the merrier. And with a simple first aid kit, so many situations can be helped and healed. Here are some of the great first aid remedies included in basic kits, they’re all great actually but hopefully you’ll find these really useful:
~ Arnica – we all know about the magic of Arnica! Every home and office (not to mention doctors surgery and hospital) should have a tube of arnica cream and a pot of Arnica 30c pills, easily accessible to people of all ages. Of course it’s for bumps and bruises but it also helps to calm the shock of an accident. One thing to keep in mind though is that it’s best not to give Arnica straight before surgery or straight after dentistry… Arnica’s magical action is to send blood flow to the wound to help it to heal more quickly but with fresh wounds that might not be so much fun… nothing to be afraid of just aware of.
People have really been feeling it this last week in the UK, Hay fever that is. For some it’s a clearing of old stuff so that we can move forward (those lovely ascension groans and creaks), for others it’s a return of the yearly symptoms… it’s a message from your body saying ‘help, I’m struggling!’
So, here’s a little reminder about the possible causes and what you can do to address Hay Fever for good.
Hay Fever is a sign of a deep imbalance in the body. It’s not just that the trees are shedding more pollen, or the wind is stronger, or the bedroom’s dustier. If pollen/grass/dust were the problem then we’d all be sneezing away…. it would be an absolute sneeze-fest!
Cuba is such a fantastic example of a country where greed isn’t getting in the way of health, at least in the area of immunisations.
Homeopaths all know about Cuba’s success with Homeopathic remedies but I didn’t know until recently, when it was explained by Dr Isaac Golden at an advanced CEASE Therapy workshop, that because Cuba is still under U.S. embargo, the big (or should I say HUGE!) pharmaceutical companies can’t trade in Cuba. As a result the country’s vaccine program is under the control of the government without any intervention from the oh-so-powerful pharmaceutical companies.
Is your feminine dancing arm in arm, side by side with your masculine?
Both masculine and feminine energies are needed in the world but also within each of us. We each have masculine and feminine attributes and when both shine, when they work as a beautiful team, then we truly thrive.
The feminine brings a deep knowing, a sweetness, a heart connection and powerful creativity. While the masculine brings drive, will and a do-ing energy. Together they’re a powerful team of knowing and taking action when the time’s right.
Unfortunately for a long time now, the feminine has in many individuals, in many societies, in many belief systems, been suppressed. And what results is a mass consciousness of masculine power, will and drive, but without that deep knowing and without the heart connection. We can see that all around us, in the news, as we go about our daily doings in the world.
...an organic juice bar.
Divine Masculine (DM) says to Divine Feminine (DF)… “haven’t seen you around here before, would you like a juice?”
Divine Feminine says… “Yes please, well I’ve been here the whole time, for as long as you have anyway”
I’ve been pondering both strength and boundaries… mostly because I seem to have attracted quite a few patients of late who are asking for help with boundaries. No surprise there, both things that I’ve been working on for quite a while now.
So what do I mean by boundaries?… I mean both emotional and energetic boundaries. When we have good boundaries, we’re not as effected by the energies and actions of others, our energy doesn’t leak, and we feel good.
This is a subject that often comes up in consultations, or at least it should. At times it will come up a few consultations down the track and I’ll wish that I’d asked the question earlier…. ‘do you eat or drink soy (or soya in the UK) products?’ And I should ask the question when there are any issues relating to digestion or nutrition, allergies, hormone imbalances, fertility, mood swings, Thyroid problems and Autism.
Around 15 years ago there was a big soy trend in Australia, it was considered to be really healthy and I consumed more than my fair share of soy milk, soy ice cream, soy burgers, soy snacks, soy cheese, tofu etc. Since then I’ve learned so much about the effects of soy on the body and realise in hindsight that it’s the worst thing I could have done (not actually the worst but you know what I mean). It’s interesting also to witness a ‘health’ craze spread like that… some well meaning folk plus some big company marketing budgets.
So why do I avoid soy? Well it’s specifically non-fermented Soy products that I avoid (tofu, soy milk soy cheese, soy ice cream etc).
Are you being hassled to have a flu shot, and not feeling so sure about it?
I’m often asked what I think of flu shots… and my answer would be… not much! The concept to me is so completely counter-intuitive and goes completely against nature, the body’s natural processes and against health. So here comes a passionate post with lots of exclamation marks…
We’re led to believe that by getting a flu shot, we’re protected from the flu. If this were the case then surely we should be given the current strain of the flu, right? Nope! The flu shot is always made from last years flu so if you’re a time traveler then there might be a benefit but even then…
I completely understand… I seem to have been doing the same level of clearing back in late August/early September, so much grief was released, I couldn’t believe the enormity of it all, and I’m a girl who is used to delving and clearing! It felt like 5% was current (from this life) and the rest was coming from deep in my soul, and there was no stopping it, was totally futile to resist!
So, if you’re struggling and it’s all too much…
click here to read part 1
So, since reading part one, you’re sure to have been getting stuck into lovely healthy foods, have been making your own yoghurt and fermented veg, have had a little think about possible toxins in your system, are drinking pure and energised water, and have booked a holiday in a sunny place!
Now I need to talk about the more energetic or spiritual sides to immunity.
Stress is of course a major cause of lowered immunity. Stress results in our body’s energy dropping immediately, our cells loose their ability to communicate well, chaos results and the body doesn’t then know what to do with unhealthy invaders such as germs, toxic food, bacteria. Stress places a major strain on the body and it can become a vicious cycle… stress leads to illness, to poor sleep, which leads to stress, leads to… you get the drift.
I’ve been promising for ages to share how to make yoghurt… so here we go!
I love making and eating yoghurt, I’ve said before I’m a girl who loves processes but I also love eating whole, traditional foods. Of course home made yoghurt is fantastic for building healthy gut flora (which is so important for our immune function and digestion) and by making it myself I know it’s super fresh and I can use the best possible milk (and I know there’s nothing else added).
So this is how I make my yoghurt…
1 pint whole milk (I use Demeter’s organic raw goats milk which I buy from my local health food store frozen, I always have a few pints in the freezer ready to defrost and make yummy yoghurt). You could also use raw cow or sheep’s milk or regular organic milk (although with regular organic milk there isn’t as much goodness due to the pasteurisation).
2 tbsp live, plain, whole milk yogurt (either from the last batch or from a shop bought batch of very plain organic yoghurt made from the same type of milk, e.g. goats if you’re using goats milk to make the new batch).
It’s that time of year again!! The nights are cooler, the winds can be biting and people are starting to think about immunity… mums are building their kiddies up ready for the winter months, companies are offering flu shots to their staff (eek!) and doctors surgeries are getting a little busier.
So how best can we look after our immunity, naturally? There are so many ways and they’re all important, in fact, too many for one blog post so here comes Part 1, which is all about the more physical sides of immunity…
Gut health is so important to our health in general. A healthy gut flora means a healthy immunity. With the right balance of bacteria in our digestive system the body can deal with not only the food that enters the body but also germs. A healthy gut is strong and discerning and can handle anything coming its way! Poor gut health leads to weakness, poor digestion (of course!), weakened gut walls, leaky gut, hay fever and other allergies and poor immunity.
You’d think that fermented veg were a new invention with the amount of publicity they’re getting at the moment (in the natural health world anyway) but fermented foods are totally retro, ages old in fact. I’m thankful they’ve come into the limelight again.
“In the end, these things matter the most:
How well did you love? How fully did you live?
How deeply did you learn to let go?” ~Buddha
There’s certainly a lot of change in the air at the moment, so much letting go as we move into the next phase. And with this change there’s also a lot of sadness.
Of course there’s the seasonal transition from Summer to Autumn, although it’s not officially Autumn yet, we can feel it coming… the change of seasons is always a time of letting go, a time to review, release, de-tox, to prepare for the next phase and move forward. Autumn is all about going inward (but not too inward), knowing when to let go and about hope and inspiration. The organs which most relate to the season Autumn are the lungs and large intestine… so its all about breathing in, breathing out and letting go.
There’s a lot of talk of accession these days… but what does it mean?
Older spiritual teachings refer to ascension as the process of leaving our bodies and not coming back to earth, basically because the individual had reached a level where they had experienced what they needed to, had learnt their lessons, basically become an oh-wise-one who didn’t need to re-incarnate.
These days ascension basically means that we see things from a different perspective, a different dimension, while still living life on earth. As we grow and heal, we see things differently, behave differently, have different drives, different wishes for our lives and for others. We are less effected by our baggage and more connected to our higher wisdom.
We begin from the perspective of the 3rd dimension where we believe that everything around us, everything that we see, can touch, is all there is. It’s the material reality, the physical reality. Where events happen in a linier way… the past creates the present and the present creates the future. Being healthy in this dimension comes when we’re grounded into our bodies, fully here.
A dear friend the other day said to me… “don’t disappear now”. I thought, ‘oh yes, I have been busy lately’ What she was referring to is the fact that when I go through challenging times I go inward, and to others that is sometimes seen as a negative, even scary thing.
People have often commented on it in my life, and in the past I’ve taken their comments in (because that’s what I do), reflected and thought that I should improve in that area. These days I see that it’s just my way, it works for me and that’s great! I go inward, meditate, connect with my higher self, sleep, rest, eat really yummy chocolate, renew, and come out so much happier, with a good connection to the big picture, clarity and perspective on the gift that difficult time has bought to me. It might take a day or two but it’s the best investment in me. By doing that I’m following my own instruction manual. I’m being true to myself rather than following what others think, what others do. Not to say that everyone should do that… some people need to talk!
This is something that comes up a lot in my practice (and of course for me personally), particularly as people are moving beautifully along the spiritual path and then get a bit stuck in old patterns. And then comes a ‘Kay pep talk’ about responsibility!
Unfortunately responsibility has a bad name, it can feel like a burden. When I say ‘responsible’ I don’t mean it in the way some of us were taught as children…. ‘you did that, now you’ll take responsibility and be punished’ or, ‘you need to take responsibility for your little brother/sister’, or as an adult, having a job/title with responsibilities and if you don’t complete them satisfactorily then there will be repercussions.
I love sprouts…. mung bean and chickpea being me favourite, they’re fun to grow and it couldn’t be easier. But I confess, I often manage to leave them for too long, not rinse them often enough when I’m busy and it all goes pear shaped. I persist though and love them when successful.
Recently I’ve been growing indoor greens which I absolutely love growing and eating! My nails have never been stronger and I’ve never before loved eating salads so much.
I’m a girl who likes processes, a bit of alchemy and I’m happy. As a little-ie I loved making stinky perfumes, mud pies, digging in the garden, planting seeds with my mum, and as a biggie I love making herbal tinctures, making homeopathic remedies, making potions of all sorts, working with energy, soaking grains, growing veggies and I now add to that list growing large sprouts!
So the light’s shining but are you shining your light? And are you allowing others to shine theirs?
You might have noticed over the weekend (and still now) that some people have been communicating in different ways there might have been more of a need to be heard, complaints of not being heard or acting out in an indirect way because they don’t feel heard or honoured. Or you might have felt frustrated, not heard, unappreciated.
Well on Saturday there were some pretty hefty Solar Flares, the energy on Saturday was so magnetic in one-to-one healings, quite amazing. Then on Sunday Mercury went retrograde, in the sign of Leo and on late Saturday night and Sunday it all seemed to kick off for quite a few people…. “you don’t let me speak”, “you just don’t listen”, “you’ve never bothered to get to know the true me!”, “you’re stopping me from being myself”… that sort of thing.