Tone Magazine

The Modes of Nature

18 June 2017 - 9:45am

by Rupa

Most of us are afraid of change but no matter we like it or not, things change all the time. Seasons change from winter to spring; people change from young to old; today’s superstars become a memory in no time. Things happen because of the development and mixing of modes of nature, and we are not actually the ones who can change material nature even if we believe that human beings are superior. Material nature has its own way to operate. Most of us are affected by the modes of nature but we always foolishly believe that we are in control. To know our real situation, we should understand material nature and know how to transcend the modes of nature (the Guṇas).

The three modes of nature are: Sattva (Goodness), Rajas (Passion) and Tamas (Ignorance). They affect all the activities of the Self. These three modes—goodness, passion and ignorance are not qualities of the soul but qualities of material nature.

To purify ourselves in the mode of goodness is not enough. Think about when we are at the North Pole or South Pole; everywhere is pure white, and we actually cannot find the direction and are easily lost. We need something as a reference to find the way. Similarly, a person completely in goodness is not necessarily able to enjoy life. The concept of happiness is a feeling, a feeling opposite of sorrow.

Without experience of sorrow, we cannot experience happiness. Sorrow comes after happiness; happiness comes after sorrow. No one can avoid this paradox. Like day comes after night, night comes after day. Death comes after birth, birth comes after death. This is the law of material nature. So instead of looking for the feeling of happiness, transcend the modes of nature to Nirguṇa. Nirguṇa means we are not affected by the modes of nature. Accept things as they are. When we accept that happiness cannot be separate from sadness, the end of birth is death, and death and birth are only different forms of existence, then we can enjoy life and have a peaceful death. Only the one who has experienced the meetings and partings, the joys and sorrows is able to understand and attain eternal bliss.

Welcome to attend Rupa’s (Ivy) meditation at Wishingtree Yoga. Rupa has been practicing Yoga since 1996 in China. Her Chinese background and training gives her a natural understanding of this ancient eastern wisdom. Her living, studying and teaching in Canada has provided her the opportunity to develop the practice in a modern western way.

Rupa also offers teacher training at Wishingtree Yoga. The experience will let you understand this amazing scientific knowledge and give you practical skills and techniques to use on and off the mat!

For more information, visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

Maskless Living

17 June 2017 - 11:52pm

I suggest to my clients to attempt to be dedicated to being fully HERE, fully REAL, and fully CONSCIOUS.  To being totally honest. To being able to maturely assimilate all the good and bad in each precious moment.  To taking down all masks.  This is what we can strive for…“Maskless Living”.  This is a life challenge.   

As a young man, I worked in child protection for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.  That’s where I learned about the importance of creating flexible boundaries when dealing with abused and neglected children.  When I began working there, I thought that being totally open and into loving-kindness was the best way to give the children a model of what they had not experienced with their abusive family.  However, it turned out that this was one of the worst ways for me to approach them because they were suffering from what is called “a pattern of rejection”. They experienced loving-kindness as a threat. I had to learn to approach each child and each situation with a set of flexible boundaries that could be adjusted as needed. I could choose my boundaries with full consciousness.  Years later I discovered that what I was doing back then was what C.G. Jung described as, “dis-identifying with one’s persona”.  Since many people are trapped in their persona, he suggested letting our true personality shine through the persona.

Recently, when I was up-dating my Will, “Living Will”, and Powers-of-Attorney, I decided to design my own eulogy so that someone else would not have to try to second guess what my wishes and thoughts are regarding my legacy.  I have entitled it, “Maskless Living”.  Being without a mask does not mean being defenseless.  On the contrary, a person can actually be completely into serendipity and synchronicity and still continuously and wisely navigate their way through virtually any situation.  Interestingly, Constantin Stanislavski, a Russian theatre director and one of the first great acting coaches, developed a system of acting that resulted in stage performances that were magical.  When the actor’s real “emotional memory” intersects with the emotions required to play a particular character, the actor is actually “living in” the character.  The actor completely connects with the role. This is the opposite of being “type-cast”, or trapped in a role.

By Richard M. Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling and Mediation)

Richard has been practising Wholistic Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Mediation for the past 25 years in Ottawa. To contact Richard please call (613) 234-5678 or send an e-mail to

richard@ottawacounselling.com

HOLY FIRE II REIKI: A More Powerful Reiki Energy

17 June 2017 - 11:13pm

Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki is Reiki’s most recent evolution, and is of a higher frequency than pre-Holy Fire Reiki. It was given to William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training, and he began teaching it in 2014. It is a powerful, loving, profoundly healing and very gentle energy.

I think that we have been given Holy Fire now because we have come to a time in our evolution when we are able to handle its higher frequency, and because we and the earth are in desperate need of its powerful healing energies.

The holy of Holy Fire is not intended to have a religious meaning, but goes back to the word’s root, meaning whole and complete. Holy Fire Reiki creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

When I first read about Holy Fire Reiki in the Reiki News Magazine, I knew that I would have to study it, and in 2015 I found myself in Glastonbury, England doing the Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher course with William Lee Rand, and then later that year I studied Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® at the ICRT in Michigan, again with Rand. In the six months between Glastonbury and Michigan, Holy Fire had continued to evolve to Holy Fire II.

People who have received Reiki treatments before a Holy Fire Reiki treatment are amazed at the higher vibrational power and deeper healing that Holy Fire brings. Students and practitioners also recognise that the energy is noticeably greater. Last year, three Reiki Master/Teachers came for treatments in order to experience Holy Fire energy. All three of them sat up after their session and said they needed to sign up for Holy Fire. All three of them are now Holy Fire Master/Teachers.

Holy Fire Reiki comes from a high level of consciousness. New teaching techniques have the teacher “out of the way” so that the Holy Fire energy takes over, coming directly to the student from its divine source, and not limited or interfered with by the teacher’s energy.

What were once meditations are now Experiences; Attunements have become Placements; and Holy Fire is placed in the student by Ignitions. I taught Reiki before Holy Fire, and have taught it since having Holy Fire, and I can attest to the increased power of Holy Fire, gentle though it is. Much healing happens in the class before students begin to practise!

One of the most wonderful effects of Holy Fire energy is the feeling of being deeply and unconditionally loved. The feeling grows stronger and stronger over time, as do personal qualities such as joy, peace, compassion, forgiveness and patience.

If you are interested in talking about Holy Fire, receiving a Holy Fire Reiki treatment or studying Holy Fire Reiki, call or e-mail me. I do distance treatments as well.

First-degree courses are offered June 23, 24 and September 22, 23. Second-degree courses are offered July 21, 22 and October 20, 21. Master courses are offered August 5-7 and November 10-12. Karuna Reiki® is offered November 17-19. You do not need to repeat first or second-degree courses in order to study Holy Fire.

There will be a presentation on Holy Fire II Reiki at PLANET BOTANIX on Saturday, September 16 at 2:00.

Martha St. Pierre can be reached at 613-422-7286 and at ladymjs50@hotmail.com.

For further information, check out her website

www.holyfirereikiottawa.ca and/or reiki.org

Many Paths to Our Destiny

17 June 2017 - 10:45pm

Written by Alexis Nicol

There are many paths that lead us to our destiny and not one is any better than the other.  The Universe knows exactly what we need and what It wants us to learn.  I believe that we are constantly being Divinely guided in everything we do, say, feel etc.. It is a matter of trusting that the Universe has our/Its back, so to speak, in order that we continue to evolve towards the perfection we are meant to be.  Believe that you are where you are supposed to be and that what may be right for someone else is not necessarily going to be the best for you.

As I ponder the many paths a few come to mind; there’s the short and fast path that takes one quickly and directly to your destiny, then there is the scenic route, enjoying many incredible sights and taking different forks along the way or maybe you’re on the winding uphill path, travelling over rough terrain, exhausting and difficult.  Little may we know that this is a journey where we are learning to overcome many obstacles, so try to embrace these tough times in life.  Each and every path is full of potential gifts of wisdom and knowledge that is continually being shared via that One Consciousness which connects us all.

No matter what path we are on, know that it is the right one for us.  As we begin to trust that the Universe knows exactly where we need to be and what we need to learn in order to grow and contribute to the Whole we find that the path we are following becomes more blessed.  Our lives are truly our gift to ourselves on a level that we are just beginning to receive glimpses of.

The next time you are struggling, ask that Divine Consciousness within for clarity.  Trust Its all-knowing guidance.

Alexis believes in a Wholistic approach to healing mind, body and soul.  She combines Reiki, Reflexology, Reconnective Healing®, the Reconnection® and A Course In Miracles in her practice.

www.firstlighthealing.com   613-263-7925

Hair Analysis Tells The Truth

17 June 2017 - 10:41pm

Are you are in balance or not. Balance in all phases of life is critically important to maintain health and this principle applies to mineral and toxicity levels in a Hair Analysis Report. Hair Analysis shows whats off. It offers a personalized blueprint for optimum health and performance. Similar to a check up for your car – know what you are dealing with before its too late. Causes of many health problems are largely related to nutritional deficiencies, mineral imbalances and heavy metal/chemical toxicity. Diet and detox are soooooo important because currently we are inundated with thousands of toxins each and every day, many of which have carcinogenic potential. You will even find blood pressure pills, chemo, birth control pills in the water supply.  So you currently have what it takes to build health? Find out now. Taking vitamins is worthless unless your body is minerally balanced and most people are not minerally balanced. Minerals are the body’s building blocks.

Hair Analysis and Nutritional Balancing is a total healing system formula for anyone who values their health. It is a personal sophisticated, integrated system for healing the body at a very deep level. It uses older principles… traditional naturopathy, specific foods and nutrients to increase the vitality level of the body along with detoxification methods. Subsequent Hair Analysis Reports will verify that you are getting the right minerals, that you are in balance, and which heavy metals are releasing.

A lot of people know that minerals are good for them but fewer people recognize that some minerals can be toxic. Even the so-called good minerals like the zinc and copper can mess you up if they are present in your body in the wrong ratio or if you have a hard time excreting. Minerals are the “spark plugs” of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions in the body.

Without enzyme activity, life does not exist. The foundation of health lies in adequate mineral intake and ideal mineral ratios. Anything else you do for your health is great, but minerals must be the foundation and priority. Once those are balanced and replenished, it solves the majority of health issues people attempt in vain to correct by other means.

TIP OF THE DAY: Frozen Shoulder? Your Hair Analysis report might show you are low in magnesium.
DISCLAIMER: The content on this website is intended for informational, and educational purposes only and not as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

TheHairAnalyst.com (613) 789-1318.

Sri Chinmoy Answers

17 June 2017 - 10:34pm

Question: Are Heaven and hell real places, or are they just states of consciousness?

Sri Chinmoy: When we live in the gross physical consciousness, in the body consciousness, hell is really a place. But on the highest spiritual level, we have to know that hell, as well as Heaven, is a plane of consciousness. Both Heaven and hell begin in the mind.

At every moment we are creating Heaven or hell within us. The moment we think something good, the moment we pray and meditate and try to offer the inner light that we have gained from our meditation and prayers, we begin to live in Heaven. When we cherish a divine thought, an expanding thought, a fulfilling thought, we create Heaven in us. But the moment we think evil of someone, criticise someone and cherish wrong thoughts about someone, then we enter into hell. Heaven we create; hell we create. With our divine thoughts we create Heaven. With our wrong, negative, undivine thoughts we create our own inner hell. So Heaven and hell are both states of consciousness.

Science has contributed much to the feeling that the Kingdom of Heaven is a place outside of ourselves. But the Kingdom of Heaven is within us; it is a matter of one’s own inner achievement. The Kingdom of Heaven is a plane full of peace and delight; it is a plane of divine consciousness. We feel it when we reside deep inside our hearts and when we transcend our egocentric individual consciousness.

Heaven and God are not high above us, somewhere far away; they are within us, inside our hearts. The very conception of Heaven is of something bright, luminous, delightful and, at the same time, immortal; but we do not have to go to a particular state, country or kingdom called Heaven. No, Heaven, which is the infinite Life inside of us, is a state or plane of consciousness, which an aspiring seeker is bound to attain on the strength of his unconditional self-giving. You are not the body. You are not the senses. You are not the mind. These are all limited. You are the soul, which is unlimited.

www.srichinmoy.org for further writings by Sri Chinmoy.

The Secret, Abusive Alien Trauma

15 June 2017 - 10:59pm

by Amâeil (Melinda Urban RIHR)
Healing with Divine heart to awaken the deep truth within.

We have many individuals walking around, scratching their heads and asking themselves, “Why do I feel unsafe?”, “What makes it so hard to just survive?”, and for awakening Starseeds in particular, “Why do I always feel attacked?” Knowledge is power. But what if the knowledge you’re seeking in answer to these questions is intentionally hidden from you so that you can never access it? What if your memory was wiped and the real history was replaced with a false one? It sounds like a diabolical plotline to a dark movie. In truth, it’s the collective reality that we have been experiencing on the earth for thousands of years.

The trauma of the alien invasion of Earth that began since the Atlantian cataclysm is still one of the best kept secrets that is out in the open. I mean that if you care to look, if you inquire, if you value truth, you will see the signs of our enslavement all around you, and yet full disclosure has yet to happen for humanity. While it may shock some initially, in terms of our collective evolution it would be tremendously healing! And that’s because you can only change what you can acknowledge.

If we want to get a good sense of the effect that this alien trauma has on our living, all we have to do is consider what it felt like to have experienced the trauma of any type of abuse in our early formative years, or hold empathy for those who have, through our own experienced feelings of fear, powerlessness, or devaluation. There is a strong parallel between humanity’s response to the biggest deception of our spiritual evolution and the child’s response to cruelty.

To understand the impact of the alien trauma on you visit www.MelindaUrban.com

 

17 years intuitive healing experience. Integrating multi-dimensional ascension clearing, energy psychotherapy, thetahealing®, & vocal healing. Specializing in clearing stubborn patterns. In person or by phone 613-253-2888.

 

Copyright 2017 Amâeil (Melinda Urban) www.MelindaUrban.com All Rights Reserved.

Chipo Introducing “Open to Love”

15 June 2017 - 1:48pm

by Patricia and Bill

Are you ready to say YES to the call of your heart?

Many are witnessing the world ready for more love. We look for love outside of self. We support those that feel a call to love, whisper or cry & are willing to deepen their journey into love. In Ottawa, Patricia met some devotional men & woman. feeling the “calling” with an invitation to open “in love” even more. What is Evolution of the Heart? We support all, as healing & opening takes place in the heart. As you embrace your heart, life opens to your full expression. We offer space that creates opportunity for you to open fully & live a life from the inside out, embrace who you truly are. For 10 years, we have witnessed & supported many people in their healing journey. What we know for certain is that each heart opens uniquely. No two hearts are the same. We know each heart has divine timing with self.  All are being invited from a life lead from the mind, into a life lead by heart/mind/body. A full communication of self, within & with the world around us.  The willingness at the core of your being, is to hear your own hearts call to love.  This will give momentum & courage, especially during the most revealing moments.

The receiving for your direct communication with your heart and God/ Divine, happens during these vulnerable moments. As you listen and your heart awakens, ask yourself, are you ready for love and life to reveal itself to you differently? To embrace all that is alive in your heart? Are you a Yes?

Intensive Heart Opening Meditation Workshop Weekend RetreatWhen Friday August 4th. – Aug.6th. 4pm. Release, Renew,Transform & Open to LoveLocation http://the-barn.ca/ Masham, QuebecRegister:https://www.picatic.com/eventottawaopentolove#/editContact: Chipo Shambare  cawnys@yahoo.caCall 6136990288

Can I Be Hypnotized?

15 June 2017 - 1:25pm

The answer is, “No. You can’t. You can’t be hypnotized.” You’re that special person. You’re that person in all the 5,000 plus people that I’ve worked with, that have been hypnotized, you’re that one person that is so completely un-hypnotizable that I couldn’t possibly hypnotize you. You won. You’ve beaten me. No, I can’t hypnotize you. You are very special.

Yes I’m being a bit sarcastic. I blame my English parents for that. But hypnosis is very, very simple. We just need three things to be in place. If these three things are in place and you can say “Yes” to the following three things, then the answer to the question is, “Absolutely, you can be hypnotized.” Are you ready?

“Is your IQ above 70?” Now, even if you are very developmentally delayed, your IQ might be above 70, maybe 75, 80. Even if you are severely developmentally delayed, as long as your IQ is above 70, you can totally be hypnotized.

“Do you want to be there?” Meaning, is someone holding a gun to your head, is someone forcing you to be there against your will? Are you just coming to see me or another hypnotist because you want to tell your partner, “Well, I tried that hypnosis, but even that didn’t work for me? Gosh darn it, I guess I’m going to keep smoking cigarettes or stuffing my face with too much food.” If you really want to be there, and you want to be there for yourself, you’re not being bullied or cajoled by someone else, even if they are well-meaning, if you are there for you, then you totally can be hypnotized.

And the third thing that we need for you to be hypnotized successfully, is you’ve got to be able to follow our simple instructions. Meaning, if I look at you and say, “Hey, if it’s safe right now and you aren’t driving or anything…” And if you are driving, you should not be watching this video, turn it off. All right, you’re not driving, good. And when I ask you to close your eyes, you close your eyes. It’s not like I asked you to close your eyes and you’re doing this. I had this woman the other day, I had to ask her three times, “Go ahead, close your eyes and keep your eyes closed.” And she did this. I’m like, “Go ahead, and keep your eyes closed.” She opened her eyes. This happened again in the session. I’m like, “Just keep your eyes closed.” And she opens up her eyes. I don’t know what that proved. It’s really silly. If I ask you to do something simple like close your eyes, and you can do it, and keep your eyes closed, then totally, you can be hypnotized. You have to be quite intelligent to be hypnotized.

So, we need those three things in place. Your IQ needs to be above 70. You need to be there for yourself, even if it does positively impact other people in your life.  And, you have to be able to follow simple instructions, like, “Close your eyes”. If you can do all of those three things, then you can totally be hypnotized. Because, hypnosis is just suggestion, and you are totally suggestible. If you were not suggestible, you wouldn’t be able to learn, to speak your language, to walk, to learn the alphabet, to learn math, to learn to drive a car, to ride a bike. These are all merely suggestions, and that’s all hypnosis is. It’s merely a suggestion.  And, the very fact that you’ve learned anything in your life, means that you are inherently suggestible. So, you can be hypnotized.

Maybe you could choose to hire me, pay me a whole lot of money, come into my office, and then not do anything that I ask you to do so that you can leave and be like, “That hypnosis didn’t work.” You can choose to do that, but you’re wasting your time, my time, and your money. But, why would you want to do that? That makes no sense. It’s stupid.

So, if you are willing to come in, you want your health to be changed, IQ above 70, you really want to be there for you, even if it does impact other people for the positive, and also, that you can follow simple instructions like, “Close your eyes,” realizing that you are suggestible because you’ve learned so many things in your life, even if that’s just to put one foot in front of the other foot, then you could be totally hypnotized. Because, I haven’t met that one person yet, that one person in 5,000, who can’t be hypnotized. But I’m sure one day I’ll meet that magical person, and I’ll meet this magical powerful person walk in because they can’t be hypnotized. It’s ridiculous. It’s silly.

We can all be hypnotized. It’s a beautiful thing. It gives you more control of your life and your emotional state. So, you can change your life. Hypnosis is about giving you control back in your life. It’s not about taking it away.

Luke solves problems that people believe are unsolvable. He fixes people who believe there unfixable. He’s worked for governments and celebrities. But also work with those who have fallen through the cracks. Those that have nowhere else to turn. There at there last resort. He’s mission is to prove that no one is beyond help.

He has a particular set of skills, skills that makes him a nightmare for your problems.

Originally for London, England. Luke has been a involved in Hypnosis for over 20 years.

He has traveled the world helping people & teaching hypnosis. Each year he speaks at the World Largest Hypnosis Conference Hypnothoughts in Las Vegas & The Canadian Hypnosis Conference. He regularly writes for the Huffington Post & Tone Magazine. And has been featured on CBC & Rogers TV & The Daily Mail & Cosmopolitan Magazine. He has also spoke at TED Talks. Luke has two offices in Canada one in Ottawa & Toronto.

Luke specializes in helping people quit smoking, lose weight, overcome panic / fear and alleviate pain.

If you have a problem that you’ve been told is unfixable. And you’ve lost all hope. Come find him. He can fix you.

For more details and a FREE Discovery session go to www.LUKEnosis.com; Email: Mail@lukenosis.com

Or call 613-878-5874.

The Greatest Gift

13 June 2017 - 2:59pm

Channelled by Lisa Virtue

It is time to find the truth of who you are. You have enjoyed a wealth of experiences, discoveries, education, pain, love, and all that’s in between. You have found an experience that has served you, one that has helped you to grow and develop. Yet now it’s time to offer yourself the greatest gift: a knowing of your being.

As you loosen the hold of those things to which you have gripped, held so strongly onto, the light of yourself begins to sparkle a little more.  To show itself through those other moments that have predominated your attention, your focus.  As you find moments of release from the power… of all that you have been living so far, you have a glimpse of what lies beneath it all.

Choose, if you will, at this time to experience something grander about your own self. Not just to understand there is something beyond, but to begin recognizing it when experiencing feeling moments, and a sense of well-being and rightness pervades you. As you find yourself drifting in and out of these perceptions, choosing to acknowledge those that are the truth of you, aids in their abundance. Aids in their increasing occurrence.

You are travelling your path and it shall continue, yet now is an opportune time to take it to that next step, that next level. Enjoy the experience Dear Ones. Fretting about it is the antithesis to it. It is peace in yourself you are experiencing in this new light. Again, releasing the tight grip to the education on all things that you’ve had, to the idea that this is how things are no matter what. Relax to the possibility of there being so much more far beyond possible comprehension that maybe, just maybe, you truly are.  Far bigger, far more, far more profound than you’ve thought to date.  Experience that as you can, now, in bits as it comes.  This allows growth, and you will see how it is a beautiful thing.

Wishing you the greatest of success in your own endeavors to meet who you are, where you’re at.

With love from the Greater Universe

Lisa Virtue is a channel and healer who aids the transformation of souls into their own Divine-self awareness.  Accomplished through channellings, energy work and deep inner revealing, she facilitates your own self-awareness beyond the scope of day-to-day illusory challenges.

Energy Healing, Channelling, house/property/business clearings, pet healing, group events and workshops.

In person or distance sessions available.

phone: 613-296-4271

email: lisa@lisavirtue.com

www.LisaVirtue.com

Facebook.com/LisaVirtue01

HOLY FIRE II REIKI: A More Powerful Reiki Energy

12 June 2017 - 6:46pm

Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki is Reiki’s most recent evolution, and is of a higher frequency than pre-Holy Fire Reiki. It was given to William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training, and he began teaching it in 2014. It is a powerful, loving, profoundly healing and very gentle energy.

I think that we have been given Holy Fire now because we have come to a time in our evolution when we are able to handle its higher frequency, and because we and the earth are in desperate need of its powerful healing energies.

The holy of Holy Fire is not intended to have a religious meaning, but goes back to the word’s root, meaning whole and complete. Holy Fire Reiki creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

When I first read about Holy Fire Reiki in the Reiki News Magazine, I knew that I would have to study it, and in 2015 I found myself in Glastonbury, England doing the Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher course with William Lee Rand, and then later that year I studied Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki® at the ICRT in Michigan, again with Rand. In the six months between Glastonbury and Michigan, Holy Fire had continued to evolve to Holy Fire II.

People who have received Reiki treatments before a Holy Fire Reiki treatment are amazed at the higher vibrational power and deeper healing that Holy Fire brings. Students and practitioners also recognise that the energy is noticeably greater. Last year, three Reiki Master/Teachers came for treatments in order to experience Holy Fire energy. All three of them sat up after their session and said they needed to sign up for Holy Fire. All three of them are now Holy Fire Master/Teachers.

Holy Fire Reiki comes from a high level of consciousness. New teaching techniques have the teacher “out of the way” so that the Holy Fire energy takes over, coming directly to the student from its divine source, and not limited or interfered with by the teacher’s energy.

What were once meditations are now Experiences; Attunements have become Placements; and Holy Fire is placed in the student by Ignitions. I taught Reiki before Holy Fire, and have taught it since having Holy Fire, and I can attest to the increased power of Holy Fire, gentle though it is. Much healing happens in the class before students begin to practise!

One of the most wonderful effects of Holy Fire energy is the feeling of being deeply and unconditionally loved. The feeling grows stronger and stronger over time, as do personal qualities such as joy, peace, compassion, forgiveness and patience.

If you are interested in talking about Holy Fire, receiving a Holy Fire Reiki treatment or studying Holy Fire Reiki, call or e-mail me. I do distance treatments as well.

First-degree courses are offered June 23, 24 and September 22, 23. Second-degree courses are offered July 21, 22 and October 20, 21. Master courses are offered August 5-7 and November 10-12. Karuna Reiki® is offered November 17-19. You do not need to repeat first or second-degree courses in order to study Holy Fire.There will be a presentation on Holy Fire II Reiki at PLANET BOTANIX on Saturday, September 16 at 2:00.

Martha St. Pierre can be reached at 613-422-7286 and at ladymjs50@hotmail.com.

For further information, check out her website

www.holyfirereikiottawa.ca and/or reiki.org

Call to Action

9 June 2017 - 1:08pm

Ian Prattis

I quote from the May 2017 edition of the Lion’s Roar magazine. “Thirteen leading Buddhist teachers, joined by over 200 additional signatories, called on Buddhists and all peoples of faith to take a stand against policies of the new United States administration that will create suffering for the most vulnerable in society……Feeling the reality of this suffering, we remember that peacefulness does not mean passiveness and non-attachment does not mean non-engagement…..The dharma is not an excuse to turn away from the suffering of the world, nor is it a sedative to get us comfortably through painful times. It (the dharma) is a powerful teaching that frees and strengthens us to work diligently for the liberation of beings from suffering…..While Buddhism has traditionally emphasized the personal cause of suffering, today we also discern how the three poisons of greed, aggression, and indifference operate through political, economic and social systems to cause suffering on a vast scale…….

As we resist the heightened threat of many of the new administration’s policies, we also recognize that under-represented and oppressed communities in the United States have long suffered from systemic greed, aggression, aversion and indifference…….While some argue that the principle of non-duality suggests that Buddhists should not engage in or take sides on political or social issues, we believe the opposite is true. It is because we and others are not separate that we must act…….. For those who are new to this, please remember that there are many people who have dedicated their lives to the work of social change. They have the useful skills of compassionate organizing and building sustainable movements. Find them, get involved and learn from them.”

I shape this into a simple personal mantra – “I refrain from causing harm.” I know that by refraining from one thing that causes harm, I then prevent other harmful things from happening. I arrive at my own insight, which is not imposed by any outside authority. I issue a Call to Action. Bhikkhu Bodhi in Buddhadharma, spring 2017 urges Buddhist advocacy in alliance with progressive leaders to defend the United States’ embattled democracy from President Trump’s “cabinet of bigotry.” He states; “We can call in unison for a policy of global generosity in place of rash militarism, for programs that protect the poor and vulnerable, for the advancement of social and racial justice, and for the rapid transition to a clean-energy economy …….and bring the moral weight of the dharma to bear on matters that affect the lives of people anywhere – now and long into the future.”  His statement was followed by the stance taken by Buddhist leaders in the May 2017 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine

I also call out the Hopi Elders’ Prophecy in 2000: “Create your community. Be good to one another. And do not look outside yourself for your leader… See who is there with you and celebrate…. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

For our part we can work with municipalities, conservationists and River Keepers to clean up our waterways and environment. Ensure that children in schools go with you and prepare them to handle cyberbullying and neglect. We hold politicians and corporations to account. Create coalitions with progressive organizations who share our love of kindness and decency.

Walk upon the Earth – Lightly. Be fully Here and Present – Lightly.

Dr. Ian Prattis – his moving and eye-opening books are a memorable experience for anyone who enjoys reading about primordial tendencies. Beneath the polished urban facade remains a part of human nature that few want to acknowledge, simply because it is easier to deny the basic instincts that have kept us alive on an unforgiving earth. Prattis bravely goes there in his outstanding literary work. www.ianprattis.com

HOLY FIRE REIKI

23 May 2017 - 10:50am

Treatments and courses with Martha St. Pierre. 613-422-7286; ladymjs50@hotmail.com; holyfirereikiottawa.ca

Liver in Traditional Chinese Medicine

22 May 2017 - 6:22pm

By Steve Ryu, R.TCMP, R.Ac

The Liver is the organ that is responsible for ensuring that energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows smoothly throughout the body – in all organs and in all directions. The function of the Liver of regulating Qi, is extremely important to both our physical and emotional health.

So, what can cause a disruption in the free flow of Liver energy? Stress, anger, resentment and repressed frustrations in life will do it every time. These emotions, when experienced for a prolonged period of time, will cause the Liver Qi to stagnate. Diet and lifestyle, in particular the excessive consumption of spicy or greasy foods and the use of alcohol and nicotine, will contribute to or aggravate a Liver imbalance by generating heat in the body.

When the Liver energy is stuck, physically, we experience a feeling of distension in the chest, which the body attempts to relieve by sighing. Often there is discomfort just below the ribcage along the path of the Liver meridian. Because of the close relationship of the Liver and Gallbladder, neck and shoulder tension are common along the path of the Gallbladder meridian. Because a branch of the Liver meridian ascends to the top of the head, vertex headaches are common.

Emotionally, we feel irritable and depressed or have pronounced mood swings when the Liver Qi is stuck.

Menstrual irregularities almost always have a Liver imbalance element due to the Liver’s function of storing Blood. Irregular periods, painful periods, breast tenderness and PMS are common symptoms.

Acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and abdominal distention may be due to a Liver imbalance affecting the Stomach or Spleen.

Tendon problems may be due to the Liver failing to properly nourish them. Many of my patients with carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis have other Liver issues. Stiff neck and muscle cramps may be related to the Liver. Dry eyes, floaters, poor night vision or other eye issues may be related to the function of the Liver in Chinese medicine. The Liver, in Chinese medicine has a relationship with wind. Clinical symptoms of Wind are tremors, tics, vertigo and in extreme cases, stroke.

Stress reduction is crucial to keeping the Liver in balance. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to relax the body and move the Liver Qi to maintain health.

Spiritual Practice and Religion

22 May 2017 - 3:39pm

by Rupa

Spiritual practice involves the soul and the Divine; this might cause confusion with religion. Actually, spiritual practice and religion are quite different.

Spiritual practice respects an individual’s background and needs, instead of focusing on the collective consciousness. Religion emphasizes believing; spiritual practice emphasizes the need for curiosity. Religion requests to follow a procedure; spiritual practice requests the need to face reality in a practical way. Religion likes to have a lot of people; a spiritual practitioner needs to be detached from the general mass of people.

Both spiritual practice and religion ask for surrender. The ocean of knowledge is boundless. No matter how much knowledge one has, it is only a drop in the ocean. Anyone who has seen the ocean knows how poor their knowledge is and will surrender to the wise.  Surrender to the living wise instead of worship the passing dead, as the same immortal spirit will appear in a new form again and again at a different time.

Yoga is a spiritual practice and the science of Self-realization, and like any other forms of science needs evidence to support; evidence which is from individual direct experience. As this is about the Self, no one can do the practice for others. Through personal practice and only through practice by oneself, can clear the doubt. Faith will come when we see the results of spiritual practice from previous generations and the sumptuous spiritual wealth that has been handed down to us. A sincere spiritual practitioner will follow the genuine teachings of pioneers, but will not imitate their activities. The new explorers’ experience will give us a clearer direction and at the same time create more treasure for the generations to come.

Traditional Yoga can cultivate our body, mind and consciousness to understand and experience our inner spiritual nature, and let our Self resonate with the Divine for well-being and happiness.

Welcome to attend Rupa’s (Ivy) meditation at Wishingtree Yoga. Rupa has been practicing Yoga since 1996 in China. Her Chinese background and training gives her a natural understanding of this ancient eastern wisdom. Her living, studying and teaching in Canada has provided her the opportunity to develop the practice in a modern western way. The experience will let you understand this amazing scientific knowledge and give you practical skills and techniques to use on and off the mat!

Rupa also offers teacher training at Wishingtree Yoga. For more information, visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca

The Light of the World

22 May 2017 - 2:50pm

Channelled by Lisa Virtue

The light of the world shines in each of you. You have and hold that light from the moment you’re born through your dying day. It never leaves you, is never suppressed, never damaged. The light is your purity.

Know this light in its many forms…through expression, thought, relations, interactions, etc. All is created, expressed and experienced as part of the light.   For what is there beyond it?  With an understanding that all is light, or pure consciousness energy if you will, it becomes clear how all is “meant to be”. All experience is part of the whole of that light.

This concept is presented to remind you of the misperception that is prominent. What will it take to adjust the perspective to a more enjoyable feeling one? We in spirit recognize the deep challenge faced by those perceiving in this way. We who channel this have the ease of a different awareness, a shifted vantage point from yours. So how does this aspect of consciousness influence your aspect into a new understanding or perception? We do it a piece at a time, a moment here, a spark there. We weave it into your days and nights to encourage you to flow in the direction you seek.

Can the experience of enlightenment, nirvana or ascension truly be attained? Yes it can. However your expectations of how that comes about may be in part what limits its occurrence. How does one let go of their myth of what being is, to embrace a radical departure in concept and practicum?

Is it even necessary? We offer to you the idea that enjoyment of where you are and how you feel life runs is in itself an exalted expression. You have much more influence over your experience than you ever seem to allow yourselves. Take that control back and perceive it more as how to live your best expression here, and you will find more things change for you than you thought possible. There are many wonders yet to be explored in this expression of life in your galaxy.

Some of you may find yourselves at the point of choosing to shift paradigms, embracing the completely alternate viewpoint on what it is to exist, and thus find your enlightenment. “Bravo for you,” is what may be expected as a comment. However, no expression of What Is is apart from any other. As was mentioned, there is only one thing, the light. So whether you choose to move into a different vantage point in perception that seems radical enough to call enlightenment, or whether you choose what you would see as smaller shifts in your “regular life”, all have validity, worth, and merit. A part of the misconception is the sense of worthlessness of your experiences or the level of creation. None who perceive from a vantage point such as our own has a value more than you. None have experiences or insights any more worthwhile than yours. Are they “coloured” differently? Yes. There is a wider field of view here. We are choosing to see things from a very different perspective. Yet there is not a one here who is not feeling right along with you, who is not engaged in your creations, experiences and expressions. We are as involved as you, simply in a different way.

We all love you. We see you as divine perfection expressing so uniquely in every single aspect. Every particle to every being.  Every seed through every building. There is nothing outside of the light. All is part of consciousness. “Exquisite,” is our perception. “Amazing,” “Beautiful,” “Ingenious”. These are the ways we interpret.

As one who feels separate, we encourage you to find the delights all around you. To value your joy more, your uniqueness more. There is only eternal consciousness. What you choose to make of this period of expression as your unique essence only adds to the whole. You are unlimited, infinite… choosing to make the most of this expression. While the expression ends its physical at some time, none of you is lost. Find solace in that if you wish. Find freedom in it if you are able. Let it delight and light up your soul if it can. Engage with these words in your unique way. We revel in the mastery of that. We honour you, intrepid ones. Explore. Be. Decide. Elevate. Whatever you choose, however you express, we are with you, we are a part of you, the whole.

With infinite love, you are surrounded and supported in living your way, on your terms, whatever those may be.

The Infinite Oneness.

Depression, The Muse and Soul Loss What do they have in common?

21 May 2017 - 11:44pm

We are constantly saying, ‘I have so little energy today!, I am so tiredI must be coming down with something” or “ I am so energized today! I could go all day! I feel so good!” When we are depressed, we feel unhappy, unsatisfied and we have no drive or willpower.  When we are high, we are happy and gratified with Life and we are driven and inspired.

This energy is our soul life force and it affects our moods when it is down. I call it our Muse, that creative force within each one of us. The health, quality and quantity of this energy, determines our overall health.  The mental, emotional and physical body will not function without the appropriate fuel.  The fuel that fires our spirit is described in many ancient traditions as the Breath of Life, chi, Prana.

Did you know that most disease begins with a lack of energy, vital life force and that this energy comes to us directly from our Soul?

This energy moves through all life forms and can be described as the Essence, the Soul of life. When this spirit fire, our Soul energy is mismanaged and becomes low for a prolonged period of time, we develop symptoms of burn out, depression and eventually illness.

Did you know that the Soul can and will detach from your physical body with traumatic life experiences or from neglect and this is the beginning of disease? Soul loss is directly related to ill health and can begin with burn out and depression. The Chakaura Structural balancing Therapy is a rare treatment that returns soul loss, allowing a person to reconnect and rekindle their soul force so they may heal and embrace health once again.

The mismanagement of our Soul energy, is also the beginnings and base cause of all the mood afflictions.  Many people believe these mood disorders are incurable and can only be managed with the numbing anti-depressant pills they are told to take.  Anti-depressants are the quick fix, sometimes needed when things go to far, but definitely not a long term cure or acceptable way of life.

Someone who suffers from depression and worse are simply suffering from an ongoing long term mismanagement of their life force, a disconnection of their soul, which can be easily corrected with proper self knowledge, discipline and energy management.  Stress is the driving force and Lord knows our society has plenty of this each moment of each day.  The world outside of us is a direct reflection of what is going on within each of us. Simply put, it has to do with fuel\energy consumption and management.

Depression is not something you are stuck with for the rest of your life.  It is not incurable.  It is simply a mismanaged life style,  that with proper education and daily practices, and proper nutrition can be rectified, balanced so that Perfect health can be present.

To know more on this or anything else I share, I offer informative seminars on the subjects I write and teach about.  Please contact me for more information or to book a consult if you suffer from depression and are looking for a healthy alternative.

Oshtalo

Michèle C. St.Amour

Author, Chakaura Practitioner, Initiate Teacher

Chakaura-Structural-Balancing Educator

Founder and director of Chakaura Institute of Soul

Managing Times of Intense Energy?

21 May 2017 - 6:53pm

Sherry Harris. MSW, RSW,OM, psycho-spiritual counsellor, coach, teacher

I would be very surprised if anyone out there is not aware of the intense energies being beamed upon us at this time to accelerate our level of consciousness. Even if you are one who does not talk or think about energy you can’t help but notice your life is different than it used to be. Nothing seems to be normal anymore. As a counsellor and energy facilitator I hear the same things over and over now from my clients and friends as well. Depression, anxiety, poor sleep, exhaustion, not feeling grounded, indigestion, poor memory, feeling lost, unfocused— these are all common complaints.

What I recommend to people is three fold. One, is energy work to balance body, mind and spirit while we go through this ascension process. For this I recommend clients receive sessions on my amazing TrinFinity8 energy balancing, restoration and rejuvenation system. In person or receiving remotely–the results speak for themselves. Please check out Kathy Forti and the TrinFinity8 on you tube. Her book Fractals of God is a fantastic read and outlines how she had a near death experience and came to create this advanced health system. I would love to give you a free demo on the system and let you experience  it for yourself. I can also lend you her book to read if would like.

Secondly, do your work to clear your emotional system of all the old fears, angers, resentments, guilt and shame. I know of no better way to do this than with the Inner Child Work created back in the late 80’s by John Bradshaw. I have used this personally for over 25 years after I first trained in it and have helped so many to free themselves of the childhood wounding we all experienced even if we had the best parents in the world. We came into our lives free, alive, spontaneous –filled with awe, love, and remembrance of who are truly are- spirit embodied. It didn’t take long in body to forget all of this and become embroiled in using whatever means we could to get our needs met and to feel loved and valuable. I suggest 4 or 5 sessions with me to learn how to do this work as an ongoing method of healing your emotional body.

Thirdly, take more time for yourself. Walk in nature, meditate, or just slow down and be quiet. More being and less doing. The results are almost instantaneous. You can’t heal your inner turmoil by reading about it– you need to do it. Twice a day for a minimum of 15 minutes simply sit quietly and breathe. As the thoughts come in, just observe them and let them pass through. You’ll be so glad you did. Just breathe in and relax on the out breathe.

Call me or email if I can be of help. I would love to demo the TrinFinity8 to you and get you started on your journey with your inner child.

Sherry Harris, MSW, RSW, OM, psycho-spiritual counsellor, coach, healer, teacher

613-236-8852  ~  2belight1@gmail.com

www.sherryharriscounselling.org

Planet Botanix Wellness Clinic

21 May 2017 - 6:36pm

Welcome to our healing space. Our holistic practitioners are ready to assist your journey to wellness.

Heather Garrod

Owner of Planet Botanix and a Certified Aromatherapist, Heather has a passion for all things natural. The store is anchored by her own line of natural body care, and boasts over 100 varieties of therapeutic grade essential oils. Heather gives monthly aromatherapy workshops.

Helene Arts

Passionate in teaching and guiding individuals and groups in numerous aspects of esotericism and the paranormal, for the purpose of increasing understanding, building skills, and healing. Helene specializes in Astrology, Tarot, Runes and other methods of Divination, and she offers coaching and workshops in the occult sciences and mystical arts. Please visit witchhollow.ca for more details.

Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed. (Counselling), Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)

I provide warm, heart-connected and empathetic counselling, coaching, mediation and hypnotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I concentrate on “holistic” healing and empowerment rather than on being clinical and “helping”. My knowledge of Spiritual Emergence and Cellular Consciousness from my hypnotherapy practice leads to the healing of emotional wounds.   

www.ottawacounselling.com

Julie Larochelle certified Usui Reiki Master and Tarot card reader (bilingual)    

Welcome spring with a fresh start and experience a rejuvenating Reiki session. Reiki Master/instructor and Tarot card reader/clairvoyant.  I provide ½ hour or 1 hour sessions.  Available Friday nights from 6 till 9, please feel free to contact the store or email

jureiki@hotmail.com for an appointment or walk-in.

Tracey L. Crocker,  M.S., R.Ac, R.TCMP (Acupuncturist and Herbalist)

Trained in the art of classical Chinese medicine, Tracey applies her modality to address not only symptoms, but also the root cause of issues so that you can move on to a healthier you!  Treatments are customized to your individual patterns. Specialties include pain, women’s health, autoimmune, respiratory, digestive and mental health.

Visit www.tlcacupunctureottawa.com for more info.

Maritie Lord

Maritie Lord is at Planet Botanix Saturday from 10:30 to 5:30. She offers Reiki, Theta, Intuitive Readings and Tarot. She has been helping with the healing process for over 15 years. Her rate is $1 minute, so $60 for the hour. Check out her Facebook Page at

https://web.facebook.com/energyhealingintuitivereading/#

or email at maritielord@hotmail.com

Christina Hearns

Christina, the owner of Namaste My Friends, is at Planet Botanix every Thursday from 10-6. She is an intuitive advisor and specializes in what she calls a GIB (Guided Insights & Balancing) process. Some of her tools are reiki, chakra reading and crystal healing. She is also a yoga instructor and teaches Chill Out yoga.

nmfyoga@gmail.com or call

613-986-4648

Enrique Astorga RMT BA  – Massage Therapy, Energy healing and Tarot readings

Healing and Restoration

An intuitive facilitator, Enrique integrates a wide variety of techniques into his treatments in order to trigger the body’s subtle energies and self-healing mechanisms into action. Each session is as unique as the person.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11- 6 pm

P is for Paraben

21 May 2017 - 5:02pm

Last month, I talked about artificial scents and why they may be harmful. I’d like to explore more of the reasons why a healthy home means a healthy you.

Have you heard of 1,4-dioxane? It could be in your shampoo and lotion right now. It is a suspected carcinogen.  And it doesn’t break down easily, meaning it could remain in your environment long after initial use (It is on Health Canada’s prohibited list, but there is some debate, as the levels of 1,4 dioxane were too low in a product to be considered toxic).   

Did you know that parabens are used as preservatives and as fragrance.  They are estrogen mimicers, and are suspected to have a relationship with breast cancer. They can be found in everything  from bodycare to the food you eat. There are a growing number of chemicals which have been shown to be damaging to us-and to the environment (remember the micro beads I talked about a while ago? A danger to the aquatic life that thinks they are food. Fortunately, they should be banned completely by 2018).

So what’s a body to do? Well, become a savvy consumer the same way you would shop for food. Read the labels and look for the ingredients you can’t understand. Then look them up! Purchase DIY ingredients and have some fun creating your own personalized bodycare (pssst…we can help!).

Remember that the number of different products you use can multiply the effect of the ingredients, so if you choose to use your commercial shampoo, maybe switch to a natural oil to moisturize instead of that off-the-shelf stuff you’re used to.

More details can be found at the following websites:

http://davidsuzuki.org

https://www.ewg.org

©2017 Heather Garrod is a Certified Aromatherapist and owner of Planet Botanix at 301 Bank St in Centretown. She gives how-to workshops on making natural products for the body and has been creating natural bodycare for over eighteen years. The shop offers natural alternatives to commercial products and features a holistic therapy clinic.

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