Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lessons Abound!

Our children come into this world with many lessons for us.  When we are open and willing to receive what they have to offer us, we are reminded of our own soul purpose.

Inspired by the Thomas Jefferson Education model we use for home schooling, I wrote a mission for our family to live by.  It keeps us aligned in our purpose as a family unit.  The main theme evolves around thoughtfulness and compassion for ourselves and the world around us, and how interesting when you consider what traits are necessary for understanding and caring for a child with autism.  Compassion and thoughtfulness! When our children go off into the world they must learn to grapple with the realities of perspective.  Whether it be in school, extra curricular activities or even just play dates, they are faced with situations that test their compassion, as well as the compassion of others.  How ironic that this is exactly what the rest of the world needs to practice when they are exposed to those who are on the spectrum.  Sounds like a life lesson, doesn't it?  I see a world lesson on the horizon.  1:68 and rising!

Let's look at misbehavior, keeping in mind that "misbehavior" is a matter of perspective.  The first thing most parents will tell you about misbehavior is to rule out things like hunger, tired and discomfort before attempting to teach a lesson to the child.  This is because behavior rooted in pain demands compassion.  Why stop there though?  Pain isn't purely physical, children feel emotional and mental pain like the rest of us.  They just don't express it well yet.  Instead of the clarity of well expressed words, they act out.  So when we rule out the physical pain sources, we should also consider why the misbehavior remains, which should tell us that some form of pain still exists.  Dig deeper, are the child's feelings hurt, have they picked up on someone's mood or energy around them, are they sensing danger?  Regardless of right or wrong, they are entitled to their feelings which are based on their own very real perception of the situation.

When we can understand that all misbehavior is an expression of pain, we can send loving energy to the person rather than reflecting their negative behavior.  This, in itself, would halt the vicious cycle that often revolves around anger, even on larger scales.

I teach this to my children when they encounter a child who they perceive as being "mean" to them.  Perception is 99.9% of your reality.  Did you realize you can control your perception, thereby controlling your reality?  I want my children to always believe in their own good intent, as well as that of others.  A misunderstanding between children isn't always cut and dry, we shouldn't take the experience for face value and assume that we know what is happening.  Instead, we should remind ourselves that in every misunderstanding, each person has the potential to be a victim of a misguided perspective.  We learn how to perceive the world around us very early in our lives.  Many of these connections are made and stored in our subconscious before the age of 7!  Then we begin to apply learned behaviors to these subconscious interpretations, which can be molded to change based on our experiences as we grow and develop.  A person who chooses meditation or prayer, in the face of a challenge, is choosing to change their subconscious in a way that will open the pages of the world before them.  On the contrary, a person who chooses self-deprivation or blame in the face of that same challenge has closed the book, and in turn, sealed their fate with feelings like anger and resentment.  The emotions have the potential to cause dis-ease short and long term.

There is no reason to assume that only children react to emotions with misbehavior, adults are just as capable of missing the bigger picture.  In fact, when you consider "misbehavior" like addiction and abuse, aren't they just an extension of this very situation?  If they felt understood, if they are treated with compassion, and were from the very start, isn't it possible that these manifestations of anger and resentment might have never taken hold?  Envision an abused dog.  A dog who is cornered and treated poorly will lash out with anger and vehemence, and by default this once innocent puppy will resort to a habit of violence, in retaliation.  This same dog can then be loved and treated with compassion, turning around the behavior once they develop trust again.

This is precisely why I give my children a voice.  I don't always know what is best for them, in fact, it's likely that they comprehend a heck of a lot more than we give them credit for, they just haven't learned to manage those feelings with controlled expression yet.  If we don't allow them to express themselves, we are suppressing their inner guidance.  Suppression = pain and dis-ease.  When we allow our children to make mistakes and explore their voices, we give them the power of confidence in their decision making.  When we encourage them to say what they feel, they learn the value of acknowledging their emotions.  It won't be perfectly packaged, but we are there to help guide them through using their words effectively.

I truly believe that each family member holds a special role in their family unit.  Life wouldn't be the same without their intricately placed existence.  We must be open to what their individuality has to offer, if we want them to embrace everything they are capable of.

We have been told by multiple healers that our 6 year old son is an empathic intuitive, even Shaman-like.  We have experienced telepathy with him, as well as an incredible all-knowing ability he only exhibits when the need arises.  My husband experienced one of his most impressive lessons when our son channeled his great grandfather (my husband's grandfather) who passed many years before our son's birth.  The experience left little to the imagination, because our son actually used names he didn't know, he was very matter of fact about his experience and who he was communicating with.  It was later confirmed that the timing of this experience was amazingly coordinated with the passing of my husband's Uncle who left his physical body with a smile on his face!  When speaking with everyone involved, there is no denying that my husband's grandfather came through our son to reassure the family that he was there to help his son transition into his journey beyond life on this earth.  My husband immediately developed a new appreciation for life beyond this dimension. 

Among the lessons my children have taught me, I have learned about the value of maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit (and exactly how to go about doing that, they were my motivation), I have learned to stand tall and have a voice for the greater good, I have learned that my own physical, emotional and spiritual health plays a role in our family well-being, I have learned how to communicate more effectively and love more deeply, and I have become a better person entirely because of the mere existence of my little guys.  I am still learning and my greatest teachers are my children.  Never under estimate the power of your lessons disguised by your children.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Requesting your help to pay it forward

A fellow blogger and devoted Autism-mom is in dire need, as she fights a second bout of cancer.  Melanie Baldwin, blogger and author with The Thinking Mom's Revolution, is battling spine and liver cancer after having already beaten breast and bone cancer.  Melanie is passionate about Autism awareness and as expected, her first priority is to her son Luke who still struggles daily with severe Autism, resulting in self-injurious behaviors and requiring round-the-clock care.

Please consider offering anything you can to help Melanie find peace in the care of her son while allowing her the time she needs to heal herself, so that she can return to her calling as The Thinking Mom's Revolution's "Booty-Kicker"! 

One thought that always encourages me to help another, is to imagine myself in her shoes.  If it was me, who would be there to help me past those dreadfully frightening days? She fights her battle not only for herself, but for the family that loves and needs her.  No gift is too small.  Instead of buying yourself a cappuccino tomorrow, consider making a difference in someone's life, many someones.  Every single penny counts.

In case you missed the link above, you can also find the donation site here.






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vaccine Safety Conundrum (with proof of corruption and censorship)

The CDC (and other government officials) regularly goes on record as saying "the science says that vaccines are safe".  That is quite a confident, blanket statement to be made about dozens of vaccines that each have their own slew of possible side effects.  The only problem with this is that science lies....well, the scientists do anyway.

If you've been following alternative news channels, you have probably heard about Whistleblower Dr. William Thompsom, a CDC Senior Scientist, who has come forward to regretfully admit his role in a cover up involving a CDC study aimed at autism and vaccine safety.   Quite specifically, he was quoted as saying:

"Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It's all there ... This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem."
 

"I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed."

And there you have it folks, words right from the horse's mouth.  Why there are still people defending this, is beyond me.  He lied, he says he lied, the study was altered to suggest that the MMR is safe, yet the study itself clearly shows otherwise, and not just for African American boys either.
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UPDATE - On January 26, 2016 journalist Ben Swann released this video, as he reported on the findings of the CDC Whistleblower's documents.   The order of events that transpired: William Thompson spoke with Brian Hooker about covering up the data which links the MMR with autism in certain subsets of children, then he came forward through his Whistleblower Attorney, eventually he disclosed all of his documentation to Senator Posey in Florida and ultimately, Ben Swann retrieved those documents from Posey.  They are now available for you to download directly, from this link.
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Since there are so many great articles already detailing the events (although, the above admission of fraud is the only fact I need) I will share links to those articles at the bottom of my blog, rather than trying to rewrite what has already been said so eloquently by others. 

I am not a political person, but the issue of vaccinating is a political topic.  I am usually all about focusing on our choices, in other words, how do we move forward with the information we have.  In the case of my son's autism,  I focused on recovery, not how he got damaged.  I just assumed that since we cannot change the wind, I would control the sails....however, it has come to light that in this case, the information we had was falsified, and it's time to change the wind.

When did the safety of vaccinations become political?  Why isn't it simply about the facts anymore?  Truth always prevails, doesn't it?  Well, when it comes to vaccinations and pharmaceuticals, we are talking about huge financial gains for those involved.  And these financial gains have become woven into the very fabric of our government.  Who is going to bite the hand that feeds them without motivation bigger than his or her pocket?   

Going back in time usually just brings up old wounds and doesn't offer solutions, after all, we can't change the past, right?   

How can we move forward with the right frame of mind AND bring awareness to the masses?  We must educate and face the truth.  No one should ever inject a baby without educating themselves about the ingredients and the potential risks associated with those ingredients.  The trouble is, we think our doctors are educated enough to make these decisions for us, but what if your doctor is flat out lying to you or better yet, the CDC is?  How do you feel about trusting your doctor now?

Let me break it down for you like this....would you mix any of these ingredients into your baby's bottle of milk or cereal and feed it to him? (this list is taken directly from the CDC website and is only a partial list)

MSG - aka monosodium glutamate
Formaldehyde
Aluminum hydroxide
Aluminum potassium sulfate
Aluminum hydroxphosphate sulfate
Iron ammonium citrate
Lactose
Thimerosal - aka mercury
glutaraldehyde
2-Phenoxyethanal
Ammonium sulfate
Polysorbate 80
Polymyxin B
Vero (monkey kidney cells)
modified latham medium (derived from bovine casein)
Dimethyl 1 beta-cycodextrin
neomycin sulfate
MRC-5 (human diploid cells)
CMRL 1969 medium (supplemented with calf serum)
Medium 199
Phenol detergent
Semi-synthetic medium (what does that even MEAN?)
Formalin
Dimethyl-betacyclodetxtrin
Yeast and yeast proteins
Soy peptone
Dextrose
Detergent
Phosphate buffers
Polysorbate 20
Insect cell, bacterial and viral protein
Egg protein (but be sure not to feed your infant eggs until he is a year for fear of causing an allergy)
Octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100)
Recumbinant human albumin
WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts (ever wonder where they get these?  It's in the MMR btw)
Chick embryo cell culture
calf serum protein
Streptomycin

You can view the complete list for yourself here, right on the CDC website.  Also, if you want to be more educated on vaccine reactions, many are clearly stated right in the vaccine package inserts.

So let's be real here, if you found out any of the above ingredients were in your meal at the restaurant you visited yesterday, would you have a problem with it?  Would you go back to that restaurant?  Do they look safe to you?  Would you eat them?  If it's going into your body, you should be able to eat them.

Do you care why they justify these ingredients?? I sure don't.  I don't want them injected into the veins of my baby the very day he is born, or ever.  Many would likely label me "anti-vax".  I am not anti-vax, I am anti-THESE-vaccines.  My child was vaccinated and he was harmed by them, so as the conscientious parent that I am, I now avoid what harmed him, I call that smart.

If your excuse is that you don't know what many of these ingredients are, well as a parent, it's our job to learn what they are before allowing them into our children.  Would you hand your one-day old to a stranger and allow them to fill a bottle with any combination of the above ingredients, then feed it to him while telling you "science has confirmed this is safe" when you know these ingredients clearly aren't safe for your child?  Informed consent people, it means being informed BEFORE consenting.

What about those who say things like, "but if vaccines cause autism, why isn't every child who is vaccinated autistic?"  Ummm, really?  Does every child who encounters someone with a cold, go on to acquire that cold?  If colds are contagious, why doesn't every child in the same class as the child with the cold get it?  Many reasons.  And just because a child doesn't end up with an autism spectrum disorder (symptoms vary quite a bit) doesn't mean they haven't developed an autoimmune response to their vaccinations.  Many increasing illnesses are being looked at as potential reactions to the increasing vaccine schedule.  Can you explain why the increase in illnesses like ADHD, asthma, childhood diabetes, allergies, arthritis, cancer, etc. is occurring here, as well as in developing countries with high rates of vaccination? India for example.  Here is a brief article about the increase in asthma and allergies in developing countries.  Let's now look at their vaccine schedule....they are up to 20 vaccinations by the age of two and the WHO organization is trying to push more on them.  When they resist an added vaccination, the WHO just attempts to include it into a single multi-vaccine, as is discussed here with the recommended introduction of the Hib.  This is a recipe for disaster.  India's people are pushing back, thankfully!

So now let's review, the CDC completes a study ten years ago (when autism rates were 1 in 150, they are now 1 in 68) and they tell us vaccines do not cause autism.  We blindly believe them, we vaccinate our innocent children with many of those horrid ingredients (and more), then your beloved child begins to regress right before your eyes, do you still think they are safe?  Does it require a scientist to put two and two together?  Another brilliant CDC scientist, DeStefano, has gone on record as saying parents aren't smart enough to make these decisions themselves.   Ok, so if you don't want to make the decision yourself, find neutral sources with facts to share.  There are plenty of doctors, biochemists and scientists out there with an unbiased, clear and concise perspective for you to learn from.  I wish someone told me about these resources before I had my first baby, who was assaulted from the day he was born.

I haven't even gotten into the fact that deaths from diseases were already on the decline long before vaccines were introduced, which proves that vaccine manufacturers have only hitched a ride on the wave that was already in motion.  Scientists love to take credit for the decline in diseases and deaths from diseases, yet it was actually safer drinking water, refrigeration and antibiotics that resulted in the decline, not vaccines.  So again, if we listen to the "professionals", we are being fed lies...and very dangerous ingredients.

If the risks of vaccinating are growing to outnumber the benefits, it's time to demand change.   Change of this kind doesn't occur without loud insistent citizens.  If we don't uphold our rights and insist on a third party investigation of the CDC and third party safety testing, we are by default, saying that it is ok for our government officials to hide things from us. What else are they hiding to preserve their financial status?

It's true, I've lost ground a little bit in light of this revelation.  It has me reliving the darkest days of our past.  Coming from the depths of my most painful wounds, the lifetime-hurt my child has had to endure has wiped out my entire belief system and replaced it with an entirely new model.  But I must focus on the fact that the those dark days have indeed made me a better person.  I won't lose sight of that, how can I, I live it daily.  My innocent children depend on me.  I owe them truth, safety and love.  It's all I can do to move on.  There was a time when I thought I was alone in this battle, but I have since painfully and personally learned of the thousands of other families just like mine.  We are the reason the vaccine schedule needs re-evaluation and we are the reason the CDC is going to have a fight on their hands.  We know what can happen to your family, even if you don't.  So we fight not only for our truths, but for yours too! 

The safety of vaccinations doesn't belong in the very hands that benefit from the results of their studies.  Any chance you would bite the hand that feeds you?

My nine year old's interpretation of the CDC Whistleblower story is compelling.
"It's like a bunch of kids standing on the side of the road and being told it's safe to cross, but it's not, because a car is coming."   Yes kiddo, yes it is.  And many of us have been mowed down.  It's time for us to stand tall and demand vaccine safety transparency.  All we are asking for is the truth.

And for the CDC, I end here with lyrics from the song, Jar of Hearts.

Who do you think you are?
running 'round leaving scars
collecting your jar of hearts
tearing love apart
You're going to catch a cold
from the ice inside your soul
Who do you think you are?

UPDATE March 2016 - Del Bigtree, producer of "The Doctors" syndicated tv show, produces what he describes in an interview with ABC National News as the biggest medical story he has ever seen. It has been stated that this documentary is not anti-vaccine, but pro-transparency.  "Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catstrophe" highlights the CDC fraud mentioned above and more!

And below you will witness, first hand, just how coercion in this country works! I am impressed that it even became a news story! The Film Festival Director in Houston goes on camera as saying, "...they threatened severe action against the festival if we showed it, so it is out.  Their actions would have cost us more than $100,000 in grants."  THIS my friendly folks, is exactly how it's done.  Pharmaceutical companies have deep pockets and they pay people off to shut up!  They clearly don't want you to know what is going on.  Last I checked, this was a free country...right?  Nope.  Pharmaceutical companies hold the power, hundreds of thousands of dollars in power.  Next time someone asks me why we don't know more about the dangers of vaccinations or suggests I am a conspiracy theorist, this is what I will share with them.  I apologize for the volume, it's a recording of a recording, of a recording, lol!

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UPDATE #2 - On November 21, 2016, the journal Frontiers in Public Health accepted and published a study that has never before been done in the US, comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children between the ages of 6 and 12.  Although the rates of chickenpox and pertussis were lower in the vaccinated population, these children were also "significantly more likely" to be diagnosed with chronic and life altering NDDs such as ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, etc.

Results: A total of 415 mothers provided data on 666 children, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated. Vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDDs (defined as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability). After adjustment, the factors that remained significantly associated with NDD were vaccination (OR 3.1, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.8), male gender (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.3), and preterm birth (OR 5.0, 95% CI: 2.3, 11.6). In a final adjusted model, vaccination but not preterm birth remained associated with NDD, while the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5).

Conclusions: In this study based on mothers’ reports, the vaccinated had a higher rate of allergies and NDD than the unvaccinated. Vaccination, but not preterm birth, remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors. However, preterm birth combined with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.


As promised, some links detailing the facts you need to know.
  1. The actual Press Release from William Thompson's "Whistleblower of the Year" attorneys. UPDATE - The above link is no longer available.  Dr. Thompson's Attorney's statement has been replaced by Dr. Thompson's statement, which can be found here.
  2. A timeline of events. 
  3. Huffington Post - Merck has Some Explaining to do over their MMR Vaccine Claims
  4. Multiple graphs showing the decline of deaths from diseases long before vaccines were brought into the scene.  In some cases you can even see an INCREASE after the vaccine was introduced, which is evidence that vaccines cause shedding of the viruses they are made with.
  5. The Hear This Well campaign created by parents of vaccine-injured parents to address a comment made by CNN reporter Elizabeth Cohen, that vaccines don't cause autism.
  6. An update from Senator Posey (FL's 8th district) who is in support of a full investigation of the CDC.
  7. The Fox Guarding the Henhouse
  8. A great article from an autism specialist homeopath who raises the questions we should be asking now.
  9. A list of violations to be investigated.
  10. From Dr. Mercola's site - National Vaccine Information Center calls for Removal of Vaccine Safety Oversight from Department of Health and Human Services
  11. A blog entry from Dr. Brownstein who is outraged at the media blackout
  12.  An article from Natural News about Dr. Brownstein's article (above)
  13. A story of adult onset autism triggered by one vaccination
  14. Vaccine package inserts, please educate before you vaccinate
  15. Dr. Harold Buttram on vaccines and inflammation
  16. A Harvard trained Immunologist Demolishes CA Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemption
  17. Great Mothers Question Vaccines.  Find a ton of facts here.
  18. Just who are these Anti-Vaxxers anyway? 
  19. How Vaccines Harm Child Brain Development by Dr. Russell Blaylock
  20. Questioning the safety of Guardasil, a Documentary in the making - One More Girl 
  21. An RN speaks out about the dangers of vaccination in pregnant women and medical staff.  
  22. Another chief scientist steps out of the shadows to divulge concerns about the safety of the MMR and John Rappoport reports on it. 
  23. Robert DiNiro voices his opinion on the vaccine debate when he is questioned by the Today Show about pulling the movie VAXXED from the Tribeca film festival.  It's clear he wants to dig into this further, because there is a ossiblity his 18 year old autistic son was vaccine damaged. 
  24. Although greatly down played, the CDC has come out with their own statement of response, confirming these events are in fact truth. 
  25. Autism’s Causes and Biomarkers: An Interview with Helen Ratajczak, Ph.D
  26. The FIRST study on US soil comparing the health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention (as expected) that this study may have been pulled from the journal, because the powers that be (Big Pharma) will do anything to avoid letting this out!  So I have screen prints of the actual study for your viewing here from when it went live.  Just in case...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hold the power

If you could hold the power and maintain ownership of every health decision you make for your family, would you want it?

I sure do!

Imagine a world where you can know, really know for sure, that your decision is not just a good one, but the best choice for your family in that given moment.  Sounds like it would require a lot of education, doesn’t it?  A PhD at least, right?

What if I told you that all it requires is a connection with your “higher self” (and I am not referring to legalizing marijuana)?

Your higher self is you, at a spiritual level, the all-knowing-you.  We are all connected to the Universe at a soul level and when you tap into this source, you will access Universal wisdom.

This seemingly magical encounter I am referring to here can be achieved with something called dowsing.

What is dowsing?

If you have ever visited a practitioner who uses muscle testing or practices NAET, then you have already experienced dowsing, which is a form of connection with your higher self and/or the collective consciousness of the Universe.  Could there be a better source of information than this?

Imagine the possibilities....your child gets sick and you want to know, if you should give this or that homeopathic remedy, how frequently should you give it and at what potency; or how about when you begin noticing a new undesirable behavior and would like to know the cause, as well as how to manage/heal it; or maybe you just want to know if a particular food is eliciting a negative reaction in yourself or a loved one.  The possibilities are endless, quite literally!

The depth and breadth of your abilities are limited only by you.  If you believe you can, well...you can!

We actually tap into this intuition daily and don't even realize it.  When you get that "gut feeling" about something, you are using your Universal intuition.  Trusting your gut feelings will keep those doors open and provide you with answers very much like dowsing will.  Dowsing is just a tool for channeling this power.  We can use this intuition for any aspect of our lives from deciding what movie to watch or what to eat, to healing ourselves of deep emotional blocks. 

When I began dowsing, I was primarily focused on health dowsing, and our progress took on a whole new direction.  We instantly left behind the superficial bandaid approach and began to see results that held weight.  While many healing modalities are only intended to address the physical being, dowsing enables you to choose methods of healing that will effect every layer of your being and by doing so, you will see a compounded form of healing that goes deeper than anything else you have tried.

The forms of dowsing are almost as widely varied as the means with which you can use them.  There are tools you can use for visual correspondence, such as the pendulum and dowsing rods, there are also numerous device-less dowsing methods which are perfect for moments when you wouldn’t want to whip out a pendulum (like in the middle of a busy grocery store).

The key to finding what works best for you is to experiment, practice and trust.  I find for myself, writing down very detailed questions I plan to work with keeps me focused.  If you find your mind straying while you dowse, you aren’t in the right state of mind and your results could be inaccurate.  Try writing down your question, remain focused on it and most important, remain neutral to the answer!!  It is easy to sway your answers, if you are heavily tied to the outcome, so remind yourself while you are dowsing that you are open to the truth.  An easy way to keep your opinions out of it is to just keep thinking, “yes or no?” while you await the answer.  And then...this is critical, trust your answers!!  Without trust, why bother?

So I assume you are thinking, this is great and all, and yes I would LOVE to begin dowsing for myself and/or my family, but where do I begin??

I personally favor pendulum dowsing.  When nothing else out there would work for me, the pendulum did.  It’s a strong dependable method for my neurotic, proof-seeking mind.  I know there are many of you out there who can relate!  When various forms of muscle testing felt weak to me, I gave up out of lack of confidence in my results.  It wasn’t until I pulled out a pendant and hung it on the bottom of a thin necklace chain, that I struck gold.  I can’t promise you will find your perfect method right from the start, and maybe the pendulum isn’t for you, but don’t give up and when you think you might have found the method that works for you, practice, practice, practice.

Try dowsing things you know the answer to, like your name, what you should eat for breakfast, if a food is beneficial for you, but be careful of “testing” too much, instead, go at this with conviction, knowing you will get better with practice.  If you are dowsing with the idea that you want to prove it wrong, you will.  Your belief system will dictate your success.

I will share some great tips to get you started.

I really love Maggie and Nigel of Sixth Sense Consulting.  They have been dowsing for many many years and they put together a ton of free information to help you not only begin, but succeed at dowsing regardless of the level you are at.  They offer basic articles, videos, and frequently offer free events for all levels. I highly recommend their Facebook group if you are serious about learning dowsing.  They personally answer questions and are dedicated to spreading awareness.

I participated in Maggie and Nigel’s Dowsing Fest, where I provided a “tip” which you can listen to below.  Remember, you don’t have to be a seasoned dowser to get great results.

 

A list of device-less dowsing options from the Canadian Society of Dowsers

American Society of Dowsers

Now that you have opened up your world to include dowsing, it’s time to really think out of the box. You have a direct connection with the source of all that is.  Take advantage of this opportunity and use it, frequently!!  Like anything else, practice makes perfect and if you don’t use it, you lose it.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Silence!

In this hectic day and age, the norm is for kids to be shuttled all over from this club to that practice, a class here and a class there, only to be ushered back home when it is time to do their homework and go to sleep.  They barely have time to gulp down a meal and spend time with their family members between homework and extracurricular activities.  As parents, we are lead to believe that a happy and well-rounded child is a busy child.  Did you ever stop to wonder why?

We are over-scheduling our lives on a regular basis, with the assumption that more is better.  Do you feel better after a hectic, rushed day?  When we are hurried, our patience is reduced and our communication suffers which, means so do connections to the most important people in our lives.  When we are over-scheduled, our relationships and creativity suffer.

If our children aren't at home with us, who is raising them?  Food for thought.
 
A child who spends a significant amount of time at home with his or her parents and siblings is developing a keen sense of belonging, confidence and security, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.   The more time a child spends with his or her family, the more the child is learning from his or her greatest teacher(s).  Character development is above all, the most important experience of our lives. There are no lessons more important.  With great character, comes great decisions.  When this begins in early childhood and is encouraged to develop through adolescence, we are ensuring our children success in this high demand world.  And what do we truly want for our children?  Happiness.  If they are confident and secure, isn't this where happiness starts?

Our foundational spirituality is cultivated at home.  When parents tap into their intuition and they showcase the value of inner guidance along side their children, they are setting them up for success.  Children learn from what they witness in their day to day lives.  Who is their role model?  Is it the child's parent(s) or is it Johnny on the baseball team and Timmy in karate and Joey in soccer?  And who are their role models, do you even know?  The sheer time a child spends with an individual is going to have a significant impact on their long-term values and morals.  The imprint of their childhood remains with them forever.  The valuable connections being made at this precious age are vital to his belief system, his instincts - his subconscious response to circumstances later in life.

What are we doing to show our children how to live respectable lives?  Is it enough to share hasty dinners with them five days a week?  What values do we represent when we suggest that our career is more important than our family life?  Actions speak louder than words.

So why do we do it, why do we fall prey to this National norm?  We are lead to believe that if we don't start our children in the best schools by getting on a waiting list before the age of three and if they don't know how to play every sport in grade school, that they will be failures.  They won't compare to the Jones'.  

Where should we find the answers to our big questions then?

In the silence.

The one thing a hectic life doesn't offer is silence.  A time for reflection.  A time for creativity.  For children, creativity is born from boredom.  A child can spend his youth jumping from one activity to another and may even be highly successful in one for many years, but without silence and reflection, he isn't going to find the space to sit with his thoughts and answer questions like, "What do I want to do with my life?" and "Where do I see my life going?".  How will they gain the introspection to trust their inner voice?

What's in the silence you ask (besides long awaited peace and quiet)?  If you haven't sat in the silence with your soul at the helm, you should start now!  You are missing out on an indispensable adviser...your own higher self.


In the stillness of silence, we open our heart and mind to receiving.  In the stillness, we find our
resolve.  In the stillness, we are exposed to the truth.  The downloads we receive in this stillness rival the fanciest computers any day.  The information is telling, sometimes bright and cheery, sometimes dreary and challenging, regardless, the information we receive in the stillness guides us in the direction of our soul purpose on this planet.  It enables growth and personal development.  If we choose not to listen, we may silence the very voices we should be depending on for our life lessons.

In the end, it's all about balance.  We can't all be home with our children EVERY day, but we can make every minute count.  Instead of filling your child's empty hours with every sport and activity known to man kind, think about how quickly he or she will be grown up and on their own.  These are precious years, make them the best they can be.  Make memories, have fun, laugh, and enjoy the silence together!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Healthy fudge to feed the soul =)

We all need a little "sweetness" in our life!  If you are like me, you like to keep the sweets minimal, but what if they could be healthy?  When I want a little something sweet, I reach for one of these babies!


Freezer Fudge

- 1 C sunbutter (you can use any nutbutter, we are low oxalate)
- 1/4 C soft coconut oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs raw honey
- 1 Tbsp cocoa butter (optional, but tasty)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- sprinkled sea salt

Gently melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil and let cool while mixing the rest of the ingredients together.  Add oil mixture and mix until blended smooth.  Line a square baking dish with parchment paper, fill with mixture, top with salt and freeze until solid.  Remove, cut into squares then return to the container and store it in the freezer.

Tasty little grab-able bites of goodness and protein!



Monday, January 13, 2014

Mirror mirror on the wall....

Why must we experience pain?  No pain, no gain, right?!  Well, in some ways, this is actually true!  How would we appreciate the absence of pain, if we haven’t been in the trenches with it at one point or another? 

We don’t learn to walk successfully until we learn how not to fall.

The bigger picture is that there is a lesson engrained in every experience, ESPECIALLY pain; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. 

The first thing a parent wants to do for their child, when they are hurting, is take away their pain.  They fall down, let’s clean up that boo-boo and put a bandaid on it.  If they are going to get hurt climbing a tree, preventing them from climbing the tree will prevent their pain, so don’t let them do it, right?  This couldn’t be further from the truth!!  We can’t and shouldn’t protect our kids from all pain.  We learn from it.  We are causing more harm then good.  We are taking away their ability to learn to gauge from experience.

What is pain anyway?  It’s a red flag.  It’s a signal from our body to do something different.  And we must learn to read these signs....I hope your gauge is functioning properly?

Let’s go deeper.  Instead of thinking about how we can remove or eliminate our pain, be it physical or emotional, what if we begin to think about why it is there in the first place?  Here is a simplistic view.  Why did I get this darn cold?  The first thought in your mind is that you are an innocent victim of someone else who was sick, right?  But did every single person who came into contact with that sick person express with a cold too?  No, they didn’t, but why?  The conditions that need to exist for an illness to take hold were not present in every single person who encountered the same sick individual.  Now let’s expand our view and think about the bigger picture....did you NEED rest?  Was your body setting you up for getting that rest?  Did you have something emotional already going on, were you deprived of sleep, do you need a break from constant long hours at work?  Are you drained from the housework that piles up faster than you can make a dent in it?  Your body knows what it needs and if you deprive yourself of fulfilling it’s needs, by ignoring the simple signs, guess what?  Yup, you are going to catch the proverbial cold.  Your emotional body pushed the symptoms to the surface as a red flag.  The most important question, did you listen?  Or did you just top it off with an OTC medicine that eliminated symptoms so you could keep going....and going?  It might be a cold this time, but if you don’t stop to listen to what your body is trying to tell you, you will be lucky if it’s a cold next time, or the time after that.

And even deeper...What about emotional lessons?  What do they look like?

Do you feel like some emotional trends exist in your life?  Something that repeats itself, over and over again?  Do you notice there are a LOT of question marks in this blog?  lol  I am really asking you to think, because there is truly only one person who knows the answers to these questions, YOU!  So back to the emotional trends.  If you feel like your life is cluttered with repeat stories over the years, it might be time to pull out the mirror and take a good look and what your lesson is.  I’m not suggesting you have done anything wrong or are even at fault, but I do think we need to pause and consider where we might have missed the memo along the way.  Something needs to change and what better place to start with change, then with yourself?  The rest will follow.  The good news is that if you address the emotional lessons as they occur, you will actually be preventing future physical ailments!  Physical expressions in health are the result of emotional trauma unaddressed. 

I have learned some very big lessons in the past several months as I have slowly unfolded my awakening wings.  It took a great big mirror and a lot of humble pie.  It also forced me to step way out of my comfort zone.  Could I have blamed someone else for all the things that “happened” to me?  Sure I could have, but the truth is that I was the only person who could change my tune.  I could go on feeling sorry for what “happened” to me or I could step up to the plate and take a swing.  And that is exactly what I am doing!!  I am swinging, and hitting home runs! 

We attract “like” frequencies, whether it be reflected in the people we surround ourselves with or our health.  We are big balls of vibrating matter, and that matter attracts what is similar to itself.  So if you are regularly thinking, “I can’t stop this awful habit of.....” (fill in the blank, whatever it is) you are resonating at THAT frequency.  If it’s an emotion like guilt, well according to the professionals, you are resonating at a very low vibration of about 30.  And there is only one emotion lower than guilt, shame is a mere 20 on this scale.  Just to give you a little comparison, joy is 540!!  Think about the difference you feel when you are about to do something that brings you joy...you feel euphoric, don’t you?  That is your vibration at that time too!  I bet you will enjoy every bit of those moments filled with joy.  Just take a moment to think about something that gives you immense joy, how do you feel? You are now vibrating at 540.  How did you get that joy, did it jump into your cart at the grocery store?  No, you CHOSE it!  You chose to feel joy about something you love to do.  Love vibrates at 500.  Another great emotion to align yourself with.  Think about that feeling you have for your children or if you don’t have children, when you first fell in love with your partner.  Great, isn’t it?  It gives you those warm and fuzzies.  And when you generate these frequencies that are higher on the scale, you will attract like-frequencies. 

Sounds a lot like homeopathy, doesn’t it?  This is exactly why homeopathy works!!  If you can’t maintain a higher vibration regularly on your own, using the RIGHT remedies will encourage you to raise your vibrations which will ultimately allow you to begin attracting higher vibration experiences/health.  Surround yourself with hope, love, joy, high vibration foods and activities and your life will change. 

Ok, so how did we get so far away from pain?  And how does pain have anything to do with high vibrations, if we are meant to learn from it?  Maybe this is when we look in the mirror and wonder....what is my frequency?  Turn that frown upside down!!  = D