Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dr. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D. Gives Suggestions for Anxiety Treatment

I found this wonderful site linking Indigenous Cultures and a listing of Indigenous Tribes to Dr. Mehl-Madrona's site and decided to reproduce a portion of the 'Natural Remedies' report on Anxiety here. Many people who come to see me in my office are battling Anxiety and lately I have noticed that some people have almost come to expect that this is a life condition and almost expected, that it will never go away. This contradicts living a Vibrant Life, which we at the Spiritual Awareness Center make our mission, to restore that Vibrant Life to you. If you are walking around full of Anxiety and now have come to expect that this will be your own human 'condition' you will find the idea of a Vibrant Life as fleeting at best, an illusion at worst. I want to begin these discussions we have with REAL methods to give to you, to help you on your Warrior Path against this CON-dition. I want you to develop the PRO-active list for your toolbox you carry with you, to battle Anxiety and Help you to Restore Your Vibrant Life 
Dr. Madrona begins his discussion on the use of Natural Remedies and Native Medicine with this summary:

"Our ancestors knew that nature was a constant surprise. Scientists are beginning to come to the same conclusion. Coyote's wristwatch is a chemical clock, a flash of nature that alternates once a second between all of its molecules appearing perhaps blue and the next second, appearing red. No scientist would have believed in such chemical clocks if they had not been observed. Coyote, however, "knew" in the space between the molecules, mocking our order of sense and propriety.
Still, the more we know, the less we know. The most amazing things of earth and sky perpetually elude our conventional science.
What our grandfathers and grandmothers taught us was to be open to the miraculous. As an old Dineh song from Arizona says:

    I walk in beauty
Beauty is before me,
Beauty is above me,
Beauty is below me,
Beauty is around me,
    I walk in beauty
The point of this is that we can never know with certainty that which is possible and that which is impossible. Our capacity to analyze and apprehend the world is so limited that our goal of "full knowledge" will never be realized.
How does this pertain to health care? This is how it pertains: We can never know the limits of healing. We can never know with certainty who will live and who will die - who will recover and who will not. Indeed, we cannot even know - as I sometimes suspect - if death might not be the ultimate healing for some people.
The first lesson we learned from our ancestors is to expect a miracle - to prepare in all ways for it - to humbly believe that things beyond our ken are possible, and yet realize that our hopes or our expectations may not come to fruition. That our prayers may not be answered - at least, not in the manner that we asked. In the vast complexity of the universe, it would be thoughtless to imagine that each and every one of our desires and wishes should always come true.
In health care - or in all ways of life - does that mean that we should not be aligned with expectations, fruitions, possibilities, hopes, the striving for and then the letting go of "full knowledge" - or the lessons of the Coyote?
I say that to not be so aligned is a detriment both to our ability to heal   -   and our capacity as a provider, to "care"."

_   Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Department of Family Medicine
West Winds Primary Health Centre
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
3311 Fairmont Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7M 3Y5

Now take some time to read Dr. Madrona's suggestions for treating Anxiety. If you are experiencing the dull, everyday ache of Anxiety in your life, and would like help to put together a plan to get you back on that Warrior's Path Against that which holds you back from a Vibrant Life, you can contact me, Rev. Tama Bell and we can discuss how I can help you to put a practice in place in your life that will help you to get back on track.
Natural Remedies for Anxiety By

Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.

Treatments for Anxiety
As part of any personal care plan for anxiety, please consider this simple formula:
1. Before anything else, exercise vigorously at least 30 minutes daily, and then
  1. Meditate at least 15 minutes daily.
  2. Use visual imagery and relaxation exercises 15 minutes daily
  3. Spend at least 5 minutes daily in prayer and/or personal ceremony and ritual.
Here are some other natural remedies for anxiety:

  1. Hot baths.
  2. Nutritional therapies:
    1. Eliminate stimulants as much as possible, including decreasing coffee, cola, black tea, and chocolate.
    2. Increase calming foods including rice, rosemary, wheat germ, mushrooms, and oatmeal.
    3. Use fresh, alkaline juices, including a combination of one teaspoon of cherry concentrate, one teaspoon of chlorophyll, and one egg yolk. Also consider (1) Celery, carrot, and prune juice, (2) lettuce and tomato juice, (3) carrot juice, (4) oatstraw tea or juice, (5) lime juice with whey, (6) radish, prune juice, and rice polishings, (7) carrot and spinach juice, (8) carrot and celery juice, and (9) spinach juice.
    4. Specific foods high in B-complex are good, including oysters, celery, sesame seeds, tahini, calming foods, oatstraw juice and oats, collards, kelp, cherry, cucumber, corn, grapes, chicory, apples, kale, honey, mulberry, and carrot.
    5. For nervous tension, there is a remedy of 2 oz fresh walnuts, 2 oz black sesame seeds, crust together and eat. Also, use 3 oz fresh oysters, 3 oz peanuts, 2 oz celery. Boil in 2 pt water until reduced to 1 pt. Divide into two halves. Drink onehalf in am and one in pm. Do this for 7-14 days.
  3. Vitamin supplements:
    1. Niacinamide 500 mg to 3 gm in divided doses. Stop if nauseated. Some people must start at 50 mg three times daily and work up to avoid the niacin flush.
    2. Vitamin B6, 100 mg per day
    3. l-tryptophan, 500 mg to 3 gm per day or 5-HTP, 50 mg to 300 mg per day.
    4. Thiamine 100 mg per day
    5. Calcium 2 gm per day
    6. Magnesium 1 gm per day
    7. Vitamin B12 1000 mcg or 1 mg twice daily
  4. Botanical Medicines:
    1. Kava kava, 900 mg every 3 hours when anxious. Side effect is nausea and gastrointestinal upset.
    2. Chamomile, 2-8 gm of powder per day in divided doses as tolerated or as a tea. If using the tincture, use 0.5 to 4 cc's per day. Caution is advised during pregnancy due to the emmenogogic effect. Use with caution in those hypersensitive to ragweed.
    3. Hops, 0.5 to 1 gm of the powder daily, or 2-4 ml of the tincture daily. Excessive use above recommended can cause depression (though well above what we have recommended). Excessive use can also make you sleepy.
    4. Hyssops, use as much as desired, no toxicity, usual dose is 2-4 cc per day of the tincture. Use with caution during pregnancy because of emmenagogic and abortifacient effects.
    5. Passion flower, usual dose is 0.5 to 3 cc daily of the tincture. Passion flower can't be used during pregnancy due to its uterine stimulant effect. It lowers blood pressure, so should be used with caution in states of low blood pressure. It interacts with phenobarbital and secobarbital, which are rarely used anymore. It makes you more sleepy than usual with these agents.
    6. Skullcap, make a tea of 1-2 tsp of the herb to one cup of water, drink 1-3 cups daily. For the powder, take 1-2 gm per day. For the tincture use 2-4 cc per day. Overdose (lots) can result in mental confusion and even seizures.
    7. Valerian, 2-10 cc of the tincture every 2 hours in acute conditions. Of the capsules, 2-4 capsules every two hours, of the infusion, take 1-2 tsp of the root per cup of water every two hours. Large doses can cause nausea, diarrhea, urination, and delirium. Use daily no longer than 3 weeks. Don't take around the time of surgery because it can potentiate anesthetics. The capsules are usually 450 mg of valerian.
    8. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). The first report of its efficacy for the treatment of anxiety was a case series of 6 women with depression, aged 55-65, who were treated with hypericine complex, a derivative of St. John's wort. Significant improvement in anxiety levels occurred. (p<.01).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Hour of Counsel, Advocacy and Metaphysical Treatment

Greetings and Love to You 
I am offering you One Free Hour of Counseling, Advocacy and a Metaphysical Treatment of your choice with a Booked, 1 Hour Regular Appointment you schedule. This is really important in that it does 2 things. First, it allows you to get to know me and in a sense try 'before you buy' kind of vibe and Second it allows me to take extra time out to customize and truly plan our work together. How many times have you been to conventional therapists or even physicians who rush you out, never taking the time to truly evaluate and analyze just who you are, where you have been, and where you are headed, both physically and emotionally? So many times, I am sure, therapists have sat impassively listening which is fine if that is all you need, but horribly wrong if you require more...how many times has your physician short changed your health by merely treating the presenting condition without any real concern for your overall health and overall problems with health? I want to Heal you, on a Emotional and Physical Level. I Can Help You Heal, I Can Help You Find More Help, I Can Energize You by Assisting You in the Navigation of Your Life. Are Your Children Hurting? Is Your Spouse Abusive? Are You in Trouble? Do You Have No One You Can Talk to? Please Consider trying for Free, One Hour with Me, and Let's See What I Can Do For You!
I Wish You Peace and Much Love,
Rev Tama Bell, B.S., B.Msc.
Ordained Metaphysical Minister and Counselor/Practitioner

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lets Talk the Invisible Energy Around YOU

Hello Again! Today I want to talk to you about Aura's...I am sure some of you aren't really quite sure what an Aura is, so I am writing this with you in mind.

The best way to explain the Aura and its existence is to compare it with the Atmosphere around the Earth. If you think about this, you know that the Atmosphere:
~Has Layers
~and that the Atmosphere Affects What it Contains
~Supports Life
~Creates huge problems if it looses its integrity (like if it develops a hole in the Ozone layer ect.)

and The Aura around Your Physical Body has exactly these same Qualities
The Aura is made up of energy Layers
The Aura affects what it contains (your body)
The Aura supports Life
and The Aura causes big problems if it looses its integrity and it can and does especially when exposed to any kind of trauma...

I also explain to my patients that if it were not for the clouds we would not be able to see the atmosphere at all, right? Because it is all gases, so it cannot be seen. This is the same with the Aura. We cannot see it because its frequencies fall outside the 'visible' spectrum.

So we can think of the Aura around your body as layers in an oval shape around your body, just like the atmosphere is around the earth. Now, think about this, our life depends on the quality of the air that is all around us, right? As we said, just one hole in the atmosphere ozone layer and we have major trouble.  Well, just like that, if our Aura is not healthy, it develops holes, or distortions.

The Aura is also like that atmosphere in that they both have layers which provide lots of information, each strata holds different information. It is those layers, and the zones within the body that intercommunicate information about health and disease, and a good healer can find the answers from the body by communicating with them.

Now did you know that in the late 90's Physics detected 22 distinct vibratory rates, patterns in the Aura around our bodies? The Aura is known and understood in terms of the various frequencies and layers and what they mean. It is important for you to understand this is not just some esoteric imaginary part of the body...It's Real!!!

So the Aura is truly body's Electromagnetic Field. It is important to our Health. Like the earth our Aura is affected by events as we have already illustrated. There can be holes, leaks, warps in the field, left by any number of 'traumas' (surgeries, accidents, impacts, emotional assualts).

In a lot of the situations, the Aura is able to heal, it will close the hole (just as the Ozone Layer does in certain areas). But sometimes the Aura cannot close over the site of the break in its integrity. When this happens you will feel any number of symptoms, sometimes undiagnosable! They can be emotional, even nightmares, depression, apathy, panic and anxiety or physical symptoms like pain, swelling, breathing problems, allergies, limited mobility or there will be difficulty in getting the medication dosage correct by the physician...all kinds of problems leading to a lack of healing or an incomplete healing.

With Accidents or any kind of Impact the body can be jarred, so hard that it kind of seperates..this displacement also causes all kinds of things like pain, headaches, mental fogginess, organ/joint dysfunction. And, did you know that sometimes, you can have a surgery and the hole that is opened (the one in the Aura, from the trauma) doesn't heal and eventually the doc's dont see anything 'wrong' with you, so they give you an anti-depressant.

As long as the Aura is untreated, the symptoms can become more difficult to manage. The symptoms begin to cause other symptoms. Meanwhile the body tries to compensate. Did you or anyone you know ever say "my life just has not been the same since that accident" or "I feel out of sorts"? Think about what kind of 'traumas' your body has been through.

It is important to be able to detect and repair the holes and the leaks or distortions within the Aura. One of the ways we do this is to regulate your energy through the other vortexes of energy within your body...the Chakra's, which we will talk about another time.

We can use Crystal Therapy as a conduit to channel that Aura and the Chakras to have the interaction that is meant to be there between the Body and the Electromagnetic Field of the Aura. Now depending on the problem, a distortion may only take one visit but when cell memory is involved (trauma of any kiind to the tissues of the body, even a broken bone, because bone is a tissue!), and we have structural breaks or imbalances, it may take more visits to an energy practitioner.

So what happens in our Sessions for Energy Healing?
First we have to allow the Body to 'tell us' what it needs first (because the body does know what it needs, and can communicate that to us, just think of hunger!!)..and we have to allow the Body to prioritize what it needs first, just like in any emergency situation, we treat what is 'first priority'.  One of the ways we can determine what the body is saying to us is by using a Pendulum, just by using a yes/no kind of question dowsing. Some healers are able to 'feel' the Energy and Aura distortions or holes as cold spots, etc and some use intuition to manipulate the Aura energy.

Next, we will set an intention. To do this, The Healer visualizes themselves as the object or vessel, the healing object. Sometimes we may use the Crystals at this point to be those conduits to hone in on the weak places, and to heal them.

Now we have to determine which chakra (again this is an energy vortex, a kind of energy zone, and there are 7 main ones but we may have to manipulate any number of others). The healer takes her/his hand and kind of floats it hear the thighs first, up to the groin area while communicating to the body either through the pendulum or feeling the way through with the energized Crystal.

The answer comes  and when the pendulum answers 'yes' or the Crystal tingles the hand, or intuitively the healer is told to stop, with his/her hand still floating alongside the conduit, we begin to focus on that area. It is a scan for the area of need. We scan to receive the chakra information, through the Aura. So the healer now has identified the area and depending on that area, we derive information right there. We use several methods at the Center where I practise. We may use (depending on you of course) the Crystals as the Healers or we may Use a Spiritual Prayer/Mind Treatment in addtion to the physical energy healing technique. So we determine with your Body's help, what the need is, and what technique will work the best. Your job willl be to visualize and ask your body what it needs as well. Something may come to mind as the healer goes to each part of the body...trust that intuition, and speak your healing. "I feel where I pulled that muscle last week is generating some negative energy". Pay attention to your bodies dialogue as your healer is also working over each chakra zone.

I remind all of the patients at the center that these zones can be physical, emotional, or even Karmic. If it is Karmic, we can get more info from our body. We can find out how long the Karmic forces have been in this zone, and how long we should expect them to last in the body, using the pendulum, we can ask things like "will it be 5 years?" or "has it been here from a past life?" This is so useful because what you can do then is to internally think about the circumstances, or the implications of these Karmic Forces.

The most important thing for both patient and healer to remember is that the body truly knows what it needs, and it will communicate those needs if we listen!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cellular Memory in Organ Transplants...Something to Think About!

Cellular Memory in Organ Transplants

Lit Corner | January 23, 2011

Leslie A. Takeuchi, BA, PTA

In my experience as a physical therapist assistant, I have come to acknowledge the relevance of thoughts, emotions and spiritual beliefs to healing. I recognize the art of physical therapy to be based upon empirical science and a dualism which views the mind and body as separate, thus drawing a sharp distinction between sensory experiences and physical reality, between subject and object, between mind and matter and between soul and body. However, I also recognize that even though my science provides a rational foundation, it does not allow for the importance of the subjectivity and wholeness I see in my patients whose bodies and minds are inseparable.

In my work with the chronic pain population, I have taken a closer look at this relationship of mind and matter, body and emotions, for keys to how people heal. In this search, I looked into theories of emotions or memories being somehow stored in the tissues of the body and later manifesting in the physical form of pain or disease. What was most striking were the numerous reports of organ transplant recipients who later experienced changes in personality traits, tastes for food, music, activities and even sexual preference. Is it possible that our memories reside deep inside our bodily cells in addition to in our minds?

Current understandings about memory, for example, place this mental capacity solely as a function of the brain. However, the process of memory may be too complex to be explained by measuring brain activity through electroencephalograms or oxygen uptake as recorded on PET scans. Looking at memory as part of the quantum world of sub-atomic systems gives the visual image of tiny specks whizzing around every which way until there is a need for them to come together into some sort of pattern of awareness. But, where do the memories reside?

Candace Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel, says, "Memories are stored not only in the brain, but in a psychosomatic network extending into the body . . . all the way out along pathways to internal organs and the very surface of our skin." After having discovered neuropeptides in all body tissues, Pert suggests that through cellular receptors, thoughts or memories may remain unconscious or can become conscious-raising the possibility of physiological connections between memories, organs and the mind.

University of Arizona scientists and co-authors of The Living Energy Universe, Gary Schwartz, PhD, and Linda Russek, PhD, propose the universal living memory hypothesis in which they believe that "all systems stored energy dynamically . . . and this information continued as a living, evolving system after the physical structure had deconstructed." Schwartz and Russek believe this may explain how the information and energy from the donor's tissue can be present, consciously or unconsciously, in the recipient.

Paul Pearsall, MD, a psychoneuroimmunologist and author of The Heart's Code, has researched the transference of memories through organ transplantation. After interviewing nearly 150 heart and other organ transplant recipients, Pearsall proposes the idea that cells of living tissue have the capacity to remember.

Together with Schwartz and Russek, Pearsall conducted a study, published in the Spring 2002 issue of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, entitled, "Changes in Heart Transplant Recipients That Parallel the Personalities of Their Donors." The study consisted of open-ended interviews with 10 heart or heart-lung transplant recipients, their families or friends and the donor's families or friends. The researchers reported striking parallels in each of the cases. The following is a sampling of some these.

In one case, an 18-year-old boy who wrote poetry, played music and composed songs, was killed in an automobile accident. A year after he died his parents came across an audiotape of a song he had written, entitled, "Danny, My Heart is Yours," which was about how he "felt he was destined to die and give his heart to someone." The donor recipient "Danny" of his heart, was an 18-year-old girl, named Danielle. When she met the donor's parents, they played some of his music and she, despite never having heard the song, was able to complete the phrases.

In another case, a seven-month-old boy received a heart from a 16-month-old boy who had drowned. The donor had a mild form of cerebral palsy mostly on the left side. The recipient, who did not display such symptoms prior to the transplant, developed the same stiffness and shaking on the left side.

A 47-year-old Caucasian male received a heart from a 17-year-old African-American male. The recipient was surprised by his new-found love of classical music. What he discovered later was that the donor, who loved classical music and played the violin, had died in a drive-by shooting, clutching his violin case to his chest.

A 29-year-old lesbian and a fast food junkie received a heart from a 19-year-old woman vegetarian who was "man crazy." The recipient reported after her operation that meat made her sick and she was no longer attracted to women. If fact, she became engaged to marry a man.

A 47-year-old man received a heart from a 14-year-old girl gymnast who had problems with eating disorders. After the transplant, the recipient and his family reported his tendency to be nauseated after eating, a childlike exuberance and a little girl's giggle.

Aside from those included in the study, there are other transplant recipients whose stories are worth mentioning, such as Claire Sylvia, a woman who received a heart-lung transplant. In her book entitled, A Change of Heart: A Memoir, Ms. Sylvia describes her own journey from being a healthy, active dancer to becoming ill and eventually needing a heart transplant. After the operation, she reported peculiar changes like cravings for beer and chicken nuggets, neither of which she had a taste for prior to the transplant. She later discovered that these were favorites of her donor. She even learned that her donor had chicken nuggets in his jacket pocket when he died in a motorcycle accident.

Another possible incidence of memory transfer occurred when a young man came out of his transplant surgery and said to his mother, "everything is copasetic." His mother said that he had never used that word before, but now used it all the time. It was later discovered that the word had been a signal, used by the donor and his wife, particularly after an argument, so that when they made up they knew everything was okay. The donor's wife reported that they had had an argument just before the donor's fatal accident and had never made up.

Another amazing story, reported by Pearsall, is that of an eight-year-old girl who received the heart of a ten-year-old girl who had been murdered. After the transplant, the recipient had horrifying nightmares of a man murdering her donor. The dreams were so traumatic that psychiatric help was sought. The girl's images were so specific that the psychiatrist and the mother notified the police. According to the psychiatrist, ". . .using the description from the little girl, they found the murderer. He was easily convicted with the evidence the patient provided. The time, weapon, place, clothes he wore, what the little girl he killed had said to him . . . everything the little heart transplant recipient had reported was completely accurate."

Although medical science is not yet ready to embrace the ideas of cellular memory, one surgeon believes there must be something to it. Mehmet Oz, MD, heart surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, has invited an energy healer, Julie Motz, into the operating room during transplant surgery. Initially, Motz practiced energy healing to help reduce anxiety prior to surgery and depression following surgery. Then the team noticed that there seemed to be less incidence of rejection in these patients. They were curious to see what would happen if she were present during the operation. Motz registers, through sensations in her own body, the emotional state of the patient during the surgical procedure. Through her touch or words, Motz attempts to alleviate any worries, fears or anger the patient may be experiencing. She works with the recipient's ability to accept the new organ and also works with the donated tissue so it will accept a new body. The results have been favorable, and the team reports reduced rejection and increased survival rates. This may sound outrageous to those who never thought about tissues having feelings or caring about where they would reside, but Dr. Oz believes that it would be a disservice to ignore even the possibility that this method could help.

More studies are being conducted with regard to the phenomenon of organ recipient and donor coincidences. Pearsall, Schwartz and Russek report that, "research is underway at the University of Arizona on a sample of more than 300 transplant patients to determine the incidence of such transcendent memory phenomena using semi-structured interviews and systematic questions."

Intriguing questions remain. What percentage of transplant recipients actually do feel changes in behavior and personality or report changes in food preference or have new memories? Is there a higher incidence of tissue or organ acceptance in those patients who are aware of their consciousness or who have energy work done? Will ordinary science offer more evidence to support that memories are transferred-or will we need a new science? Perhaps more importantly, what does this transcendent phenomenon have to tell us about other healing events?

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Overview of NLP methods to Heal, Strengthen and Achieve!


NLP for Healing to Success
Todays talk is about Neuro Linguistic Programming. I would like to share with you some of what I overview in my practise. While I am not certified as a practioner of the techniques, my ancient healing practises actually overlap much of what is practised as NLP today, Unfortunately, modern or conventional psychotherapists and medicine today still does not recognize NLP as a valid technique. While there are some private psychotherapists beginning to pick up on the techniques and the rational, the at large scientific circles still dispute the effectiveness and how to measure NLP's process.

Nevertheless, we need only think about the early years of Hypnosis and the later Hypnotherapy and the great reluctance of the scientific community to embrace it as a 'real' science. We (and the conventional scientists) now have 'proof' within the research done by 'credible scientists' and so it is finally accepted. Could the same happen in the case of NLP at some point in time?

My reason for the interest and the use of some of the technique in my practise is simply because I have seen it work, and again, the overlap between NLP and other systems I employ are clear indicators that some of the NLP is effective from my personal observation directly and proven indirectly by other modalities that NLP overlaps and those modalities have already been proven to be tried and true. My hope is that you will call for your first appointment at the Center and Experience this Modality!

I will begin with an attempt to explain NLP, what the words Neuro Linguistic Programming actually mean. I will speak about the technique, in terms of its sucess and effectiveness, and then I will discuss some of the presuppositions that are found within the NLP modality and once you understand these, you will get a feel for 'how' it works.  Lastly I will go through some actual technique, and that should really get you ready to come in to see me!

What is NLP?The acronym NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and this term emphasizes the connection between the neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (programming) NLP then uses an evolving set of models, presuppositions, patterns, techniques and observation based theories resulting from the study of the structure of the subjective experience, like patterns of thought, behavior and communication. Beyond understanding, NLP seeks to enable basic and formative change relatively quickly to educate people in self awareness and effective communication with the intention of assisting them to change their patterns of mental and emotional behaviors ultimately.

How well does it Work?Barring the problem we run into with the scientific community and their skepticizm, NLP can be shown to work and work well! NLP uses self image and attitude to effect change in your life and promote healing. When the patient is made aware of their abilities and possibilities, he or she will begin to see things differently, on a positive vibrational level. The natural healing process of the body can then be used to alter their lives. NLP gets results and is seen in clinical practise as a method that gives good result. NLP practioners do not say "this should work" and try it, rather they say "this works" and do it. NLP is much more about results, and that is why it is successful because it uses technique that works.

The Presuppositions of NLPIn a sense these are similar to 'Affirmations' which we practise in Metaphysical Science. Here are some:
1. No one is wrong, broken or imperfect. People work perfectly to accomplish what they are currently accomplishing.
2. People have all the resources they need already.
3. Behind every behavio is a positive intention.
4. Every behavior is useful in some way or in some context.
5. The meaning of a communication is the response you get.
6. If you aren't getting the response you want, do something different.
7. There is no such thing as Failure. There is only feedback.
8. In any system, the element with the most flexibility exerts the most influence.
9. The map is not the territory.
10. If someone can do something, anyone can learn it.
11. You cannot fail to communicate.
Some of the Technique and what I do in Treatment:
This is a pattern that is designed to allow you to use your seven types of 'smart'. The first portion is a sequential instruction set and the second part lays out the same instructions in a way that will allow you to print them and use them for the pattern. Here is how these 'intelligences' can be harnassed and aligned within you for whatever the purpose you wish.

We begin by labeling 7 cards with the 7 types of 'smart'. We have 1. Word Smart (linguistic intelligence), 2. Logic Smart (logical mathematical intelligence), 3. Picture Smart (spacial intelligence), 4. Music Smart (musical intelligence), 5. Body Smart (bodily kinesthetic intelligence), 6. People Smart (interpersonal intelligence), and 7. Inner Self Smart (intrapersonal intelligence). 
Next we decide on a Goal. What do you want to accomplish by using all your different intelligences, collectively? We lay out the cards on the floor keeping a few feet between each. I then ask you to stand at the Word Smart card so that the other cards are on the floor lined up and behind you.
Now you have to access the feeling of a time when you experienced linguistic excellence, when the words just came to you and flowed from you. You could think how it would be to have that kind of fluency if you cannot remember a time that you had it. Think and feel that. Keep that feeling or that thought at your lips.
Then slowly step back onto the card marked Logic Smart. Get the feeling of a time when you felt competent and excellence in math, when things seemed very rational for you, or again if you cannot remember that time, think how it feels to have that kind  of logical facility. This feeling you must place and hold at your temple.
Now, slowly step back onto the card marked Picture Smart. Remember the time when you could see things clearly and images were vivid and crisp for you. If you cannot then think how it would feel to have that vision. Keep that feeling at your eyes. Now slowly again, step back, onto the card marked Music Smart. Bring forward the time when you were in tune with music or rhythm. Or think about how it would be to have that excellence with music. Anchor that feeling and keep it there with a finger snap.
Slowly as you step back, stand at the card marked Body Smart. Think and Access the feeling of a time when you experienced physical or fitness competency and when you felt good inside your body. Or think about how it would be to have that. Anchor that feeling with a clenched fist. Slowly step back to the card marked People Smart. Think of a time when you experienced having rapport with others, when you were really communicating well or think how it would be to have that. Now keep that feeling and anchor it with a nod of the head. 
Now step back slowly to the carded marked Inner Self Smart. Get to the time when you experienced inner harmony, when you were well in touch with your feelings. Or think of how it would be for you to have that. Anchor that feeling with a deep breath.Now you can see the other cards stretching out in front of you. Each has an anchor for the many kinds of intelligence possessed by you. Now think of the Goal. Take a deep breath and step forward. Nod your head and think of how you feel at peace with accomplishing this goal and see the smiles of your friends and family as you work with them happily on this goal.
Take another step forward and clench your fist. Nod your head and take a deep breath and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal excellence combined with the feeling of such strength and ease in your body. I then have you step forward again and snap your fingers. Nod your head and take a deep breath, clench your fist and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal and now physical excellence combined with the feeling of harmony and a song within your heart of hearts.

Take another step forward, nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist and snap your fingers and think about accomplishing your goal now with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical and musical excellence combined with the feeling of clarity of vision. Take a step forward and touch your temple. Nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist, snap your fingers, touch your eyes and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical, musical, spatial excellence combined with the feeling of it making all the sense in the world to do it.
Take a step forward and touch your lips, nod your head, take a deep breath, clench your fist, snap your fingers, touch your eyes and touch your temple and then think about the goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal. physical, musical, spatial, logical excellence combined with the feeling of it telling yourself in eloquent terms that you can and will accomplish this goal with all the many intelligences you possess.
Take a step forward and chant a Mantra. Nod your head, take a breath, clench fist, snap fingers, touch your eyes, touch your temple, and your lips and think about accomplishing your goal with interpersonal, intrapersonal, physical, musical, spatial, logical excellence combined with the feeling of it telling yourself in an eloquent way in eloquent terms that you can and will accomplish this goal with all the many intelligences you possess. Anchor this feeling with whatever seems right to you as you feel the power of being totally capable of bringing all your talents to bear on this goal.
Now get up and do something toward the goal even if it is a small step. Each time you do something toward it fire off the anchor and enhance it. I think you will build incredible momentum this way!

Summary: Of
The Intelligences and the Anchors
Word Smart...touch lips
Logic Smart...touch temple
Picture Smart...touch eyes
Music Smart...snap fingers
Body Smart...clench fist
People Smart...Nod
Self Smart...Deep Breath

There is much more information that I have available for this Healing Modality. Call me and we can discuss the techniques and arrange for you and I to journey toward healing!

Perserverance....Keep on Keeping On!!!

Stop Procrastination and Failed Projects...Develop Patience and Perserverance

It's a Practice, perserverance is. Greetings Of Love to You All. Today I would like to reason about using the practice of Perserverance in our lives.

In my life, I have seen those with incredible 'passion' and 'drive', in accomplishing their goals, and even in the face of great obstacles they seem to have a 'built in' steadfastness, helping them to achieve. On the other side of the coin, I have seen those who start a project with great ambition and energy only to have at some point, their ambition and energy to begin to dissapate and eventually the focus is lost, and the problems that mount are too great for what willpower and stamina they have left, and so they give up. They never finish the project. This is a part of a vicious cycle too, as once the project is given up, the feeling of 'defeat' is so great, that it begins to affect on the emotional level, and becomes what Psychology/Sociology calls a "Self Fulfilling Prophecy". A vicious cycle that promises to be a thorn in our sides for all future endeavors, because we have been emotionally shaken by the 'defeat'.

We all need that perserverance that the individuals who achieve have. There is no question about that! No matter if you are a 'practioner' of the practice of Perserverance, or a seeker, seeking to enhance and maintain your life, in that positive momentum, this quality, promises a richer life if we harness it, allowing us to succeed. This is truly an ancient virtue.

So, not only do we consider what is this virtue, we must analyse what blocks it, and how we can strengthen and develop it as a personal attribute of ours. The quality of perserverance enables us to see things through to the end and makes us able to stay balanced and strong as we encounter those obstacles that are bound to show.

We know that we need the qualities of Perserverance, those strengths of determination and focus, for any work we are doing, since, if it is work, there is bound to be a stuggle somewhere along the path. We also know that within any spiritual path we need both patience and perserverance balanced in our lives, to experience the fullness of the path, true?

As I have begun to practice perserverance, I noticed obstacles that arose in my own work. I noticed my reactions to  the small challanges, and I also saw where my own patterns had been deeply dug into my own psyche. In order to 'battle' and 'become strengthened' to enhance my own perserverance, I had to recognize the obstacles...one of the initial obstacles I had noticed within my own work experience was distraction. We have so many ways now to get off course don't we? Think about the tremendous amount of technological inventions that we all have (even our 'babies' have cell phones, REALLY!!!).  I saw that my work, and my focus was easily interrupted by the myriad of technologies I had at my fingertips. They are necessary, so it wasn't like I was going to dispose of my cell phone or shut off the computer as I endeavored to complete my job.

Another obstacle I saw was fear. Fear depletes our stamina, and our energy, so that we more redily give up on ourselves. What was the way I was to battle that obstacle? I knew that I had to become fearless, just as I had become on my Spiritual Path, utilizing Faith, to strengthen.

One of the other obstacles that comes against us when trying to achieve is the physical reality of Stress and Fatigue. We all know that these two physical conditions can really put us down for the count, and we recognize that we must stay physically fit, emotionally fit (we can de-stress by both physical exercise and by meditation) in addition to the basic necessity of eating wisely.

Another issue around completing projects and finishing our work that I realized was this: boredom could become a real challange! Sometimes a very complicated project requires us to repeat activities, over and over again. Sometimes we cannot get it 'right the first time',  and therein lies the problem..the sneaky feeling of boredom creeps in. It creeps in where we truly have no room for it.

Depending on how complicated, how difficult the project or work is, can sometimes predict the number of battles we will have to fight. We do not want such complications to lead us to a dark place within ourselves, but when we are heavy with anxiety that sometimes comes with a complicated or big project, there is that scary possibility. Again a vicious cycle emerges. We contemplate the enormity of the project, we become afraid of the anxiety and we feed that fear to even the next endeavor. The only way to become grounded was to practice patience with ourselves. Patience is a necessary prerequisite to obtaining perserverance, as you already know. So, being able to notice and recognize the obstacles becomes imperative. Once we have learned to recognize the roadblocks, we must cultivate and encorporate Perserverance into our very being, and into our daily practice. As I began to notice my own blockages, and was able to stand back and view my reactions to the tasks I had at hand, I realized that spiritually I had to find ways to groom that perserverance that I had seen in others, and that I had experienced often times in small glimpses when charged with a very big task. I took a look at the following practices:

I became Mindful of ONE thing at a time. I picked a task that required an amount of perserverance and did it for an amount of time that I had designated, each week. I was specific as to how many minutes or hours per day that I would 'practice my perserverance'. Whether I was 'in the mood' to do it or not, I did it. When the designated times ended though, I stopped. I would then pick it back up at my next designated time, without judgement, without anticipation, without projection. Now at this point, if you are going to try this, see what happens to you as a result of doing this for one week. See what actually happens to the task, the activity you are doing.

I also determined that it would be beneficial to me, to analyse what physical activity I do, that requires 'work', and learn to cultivate that firm resolve that I had developed when doing my physical practice of exercise. Comparing that physical resolve of exercise to the mental resolve I needed to complete an important work related task, helped me to groom perserverance. Once you develop a physical resolve (and are good at making a physical exercise plan and sticking to it), it actually becomes easier at developing the mental resolve needed. I am a good learner when I use 'comparison' examples. I compare that 'feeling' that I got from having a physical resolve for exercise, to the needed mental resolve I needed to succeed.

Another determination I made was through my Spiritual Teachers and people who I looked up to...I saw how observing, and studying their lives and trying to carry myself as closely to their path, as closely to their character as I could, helped me to bring the change that I was looking for. Again, all Spiritual Paths require patience and perserverance to obtain the fullness. It takes years. Nothing worthwhile is done at a fast clip we know. Look at the Civil Rights movement. Study South African Freedom Fighters. Meditate on the Great Persons who perservered in our society, with a great commission in their hands, whose work was affecting persons, places, things, great and small. When we look at those Spiritual Greats, we can honor them at the same time we strive to be like them.

Learn to be a Beacon of Light, steady, unmoving in response to the changes that are undoubtedly going to come. Stand the test of time. Stand tall within the midst of the storm, like a Mountain. No matter the weather, no matter the conditions, a Mountain is unwavering. Develop that resolve, that calm and centeredness called 'equanimity'. On the solitary level, we can find that strength and courage when we actually imagine ourselves as a Light, beaming in the darkness, not going out, not being dimmed by fog or obstacles that try to blot out its brightness. Or when we imagine ourselves as the Mountain. Great calm and tallness to overcome any assault. I suggest using these types of imagery when trying to develop perserverance. See where this leaves you, how it feels when you do this.

One of my very important Spiritual Teachers taught me about how Affirmations can help to develop endurance necessary to groom perserverance. Here I will provide these Success bringing Positive Wordsounds that Resonate with your Heart of Hearts and your Soul-pick a few and use them daily on your journey while completing your life's work and your mission to strenthen your practice of Perserverance:

I use my attitude and my perserverance and passion which easily flows through me at the hint of any frustration or obstacle.

I move steadily toward my desired outcome with One Step at a time.

Each success brings me to the next right step now.

My focus stays on the task in front of me, from this moment to the next.

My pace is steady and sure and I make it to the finish line comfortably.

My strength and opptimism increase as I complete one moment at a time.

The work at hand is mine, I own it, it does not own me.

I Rise, I Continue, I Keep On Keeping On.

I see, feel and acknowledge all of my Progress everyday.

Like the Beacon of Light and The Mountain, I am able to Experience a Storm and Keep Shining, and Being.

Use an animate object as a Reminder-I use a Crystal. It completes its task (of just being beautiful for me) without entanglement and just operates on one level to me, which is staying beautiful. This reminder helps me to remember to stay focused on my project or task or dream during the period of distraction or obstacles that build. Sometimes I use my Shaman's bag, removing its contents a little bit at a time, examining each piece, as a part of my morning ritual, before I endeavor to begin my task. It Refreshes, and Reminds, daily.

In another method, we can slow ourselves, our minds, down, to mimic or represent the 'pace' of the Higher Power and how He or It operates in the Universe...think of God. His time, His pace, His being and characteristics, in His time right? Although God sometimes brings forthe a change or an outcome immediately sometimes, most often God operates on His time, and since He is ageless, timeless, His perspective is on a longer and larger continuem. So we need to slow our pace. How do we do that? Meditation can help, by mindfully meditating. Another method..say a Mantra. The use of a key word or most often a very small phrase of perhaps two words that are pleasing, meaningful and instills a feeling of peace and slow pace is helpful, I have found.

These are only a few 'methods' of grooming the Perserverance which is truly already within you. Want more? Need to practice? Need a Healing to enable you to Achieve the Level you were meant to Achieve? Call me. 845-849-1192 or Email me at thespiritualawarenesscenter@gmail.com Make an Appointment to begin to live your life Vibrantly, Fully, and Sucessfully.

I sometimes utilize those Mantra of the Hindu Tradition, but I am never limited by keeping within a Spiritual Path when employing a Mantra for my self -For my clients, especially those new to the use of Mantras, I suggest if using one from a Specific Spiritual Path, choose one that will resonate with you, on the 'sound' level (auditory) and the cognitive and cultural level (that which you can or do identify with). Here are samples:

Mantra's online (Hindu Tradition):


Here is a site that teaches the use of a Christian Tradition:


There are MANY websites available online which could assist you in choosing your phrase, just be sure it truly resonates to your heart of hearts.

One Love!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spirituality on the Internet...Check out this site

Greetings of Love to All,
I found a wonderful Spirituality Network Site that really is quite nice, and truly if you are looking for many friends of like mind this is the place to go"


My page on the site is:

Here you can make your profile, start a blog, add video's and pics, chat with friends, make lots of friends, advertise your work and join or make groups...really very massive site that can keep you occupied all day long, lol, if you have no work to do!!!