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Quantum-Touch® Therapy: Working with Digestive issues

15 December 2016 - 10:39pm

Aileen M. McKenna, Certified Quantum-Touch® Therapy Practitioner/Instructor, Empathic Life Coach

Recently, I’ve been considering the work I do with many clients who experience changes in their digestion system during and following sessions in my studio.   They have not initially come to see me because of their digestion, but as we work together,  and we hear all the gurgling and other digestive sounds.   We become more and more aware of how effective Quantum-Touch therapy affects our elimination system, that is specifically the colon  .I work on the lower abdomen when working with pain in the lower back.

I’ve subsequently done some research in this area, I’ve am aware of how often we treat ourselves with laxatives for constipation, and rather than eliminate the problem, we actually begin a process that can potentially cause much more serious consequences.

I have been taking psyllium for regularity for many years, and when I had an colonoscopy several years ago, the results were so amazingly positive, my doctor asked me how I managed to have such a ‘clean colon’.  When I told him about my work and my energy work practice and my use of psyllium, he told me that it was so much better than using laxatives, as so many other patients do.

In my work, I have learned how the peristaltic action of the colon is the movement that moves material through the many meters of colon to have effective elimination. When people use a lot of laxatives, the peristaltic action is no longer able to function as the colon gets stretched out.  People may be told that their colons are very long, but they don’t understand why that has happened.

With one of my clients, as I was working with her for a number of other conditions, told me that she kept feeling this upward movement in her lower body, as if something within her was being lifted.  When she would get up from the table, it was clear that she seems taller, and that her lower body seemed to be somewhat more slender.  She would say again, that she felt that something had moved upward.  Finally I asked her about constipation and laxatives.  She told me that when she was a child this was a regular practice, and that during a colonoscopy process, they had stopped it because they said her colon was just too long, and that they could only do a small part of it.  I believe that we discovered what had happened in the past, and that it had now been resolved.

I now regard all the gurgling sounds in the lower abdomen when I’m working on lower back issues to actually be created greater health in the colon.

Aileen M. McKenna is a Certified QT Instructor and Practitioner, certified as the first Canadian instructor in June 2004. She has taught classes to 1,000s of students across Canada, in the Caribbean and Scotland and sees 100s of clients annually in her private clinic in Ottawa.  Aileen has been offering energy healing in the Ottawa area for more than 25 years, initially with Polarity therapy and Cranio-Sacral prior to learning Quantum-Touch® therapy.  You can reach her at 613-228-2272, or by e-mail at aileen.mckenna66@gmail.com or you can check out her website at www.aileensoasis.com, her blogsite at www.wellnessunlimited.ca  and the Quantum-Touch website at www.quantumtouch.com

Trump and Climate Change

13 December 2016 - 10:58pm

Ian Prattis

With Donald Trump’s presidency, climate change in America is swiftly being placed on the back burner and will soon be out of the door. Trump has dubbed climate change as a hoax created by the Chinese government to make US manufacturing non-competitive. He tapped Myron Ebell to oversee the transition of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and instructed him to create a new mandate that rolls back the extensive environmental platform created by the Obama administration. Myron Ebell is not a scientist and does not believe in scientific facts endorsed by climate scientists. He talks glibly about the benefits of climate change and rightly earned the “climate criminal” tag from Greenpeace. He intends to destroy the US Clean Power Plan and all the other environmental measures put in place over the past eight years. He proposes to open up federal lands for logging and carbon extraction – oil, gas, coal – and rejects the Paris climate change accord. Conservation is not part of his vocabulary, so it is in the cards that the XL pipeline will be built, federal parks will end up drastically diminished, offshore drilling permits will be abundant while conservation measures are dumped world- wide.

The strategic momentum engineered by Ebell makes America a rogue state. Its impact will destabilize global efforts to reign in climate change. Accused of “destroying our future” by the NY Times (November 11, 2016), Myron Ebell, America’s most prominent climate change skeptic, has an organization financed by Exxon and the coal industry. He plans to gut the EPA so that it serves his investors. The EPA will have nothing to do with “Protection” of the environment. It ushers in a new bottom line – protection of carbon profits for Trump’s corporate cronies. The recipe is in place to create disastrous global consequences. My latest book New Planet, New World, just released, is set in 2080. It charts the inevitable space mission to inhabit a new planet made necessary by willful ignorance about Climate Change on Planet Earth. Culture crash late in the twenty first century opens this epic novel. Children travel via spacecraft to a distant planet to escape Earth. A sharing of cultures-technologies ensues as they join other Earth refugees to form a new, sustainable, caring community. Intertwining plotlines arc into the epiphany of the final chapter, the end game of a philosophy for the future.

New Planet, New World, is published by Manor House. The final book in a trilogy, offered at $25 with an additional bonus. Buy a copy of New Planet, New World directly from the author and also receive the two prior books in the trilogy for free. In Ottawa pick up your three books at 1252 Rideout Cr, Ottawa, ON K2C 2X7. 613 726 0881 iprattis@bell.net. Or order through:  http://ianprattis.com/NewPlanet.html with links to Amazon, Indigo and Barnes & Noble.

The Planetary Wound of Gender Splitting

13 December 2016 - 10:47pm

by Amâeil (Melinda Urban RIHR)

Healing with Divine heart to awaken the deep truth within.

The split between the masculine and feminine energies has pervaded many aspects of our earthly experiences. Gender splitting is at the core of all archontic deception strategies, which can lead to soul disconnection and fragmentation.

When the masculine body (active) is not connected, balanced and integrated with the feminine body (receptive), one is not being acknowledged by the other. This is why we have individuals mired in the distraction of doing, and denying the heart, or being too passive, instead of openly flowing with love, and acting upon their inspired, intuitive wisdom.

Many of us experienced this separation in childhood, and we did not learn to truly see and hear ourselves as Divine.

If a child is not seen, his/her feminine principle learns to disappear.

Not heard, and his/her feminine learns inner confusion.

If a child is not seen, his/her masculine principle learns to dominate.

Not heard, and his/her masculine learns to avoid.

When there is unity of the Divine Mother and Divine Father within we have balanced, sacred marriage – Hieros Gamos. We can then know ourselves as the Holy Christ-Sophia, the Divine Child that is sacred light, and sacred sound, and an expression of infinite love. There is no struggle to be seen and heard. We can let go. All we need to see and hear is from within. Our God-Self is our witness.

Gender splitting is currently being amplified through negative manipulation: please pay attention to the ways that you may find yourself imbalanced into either polarity. For those in conscious relationships, be mindful that this program may be infiltrating the experiences dividing your harmony. Be peace.

To understand how not being seen and heard as a child may still be impacting you, and its relationship with gender splitting, read the full article at www.MelindaUrban.com.

17 years of intuitive healing experience. Integrating holographic ascension clearing, emotional healing/energy psychotherapy, thetahealing®, and vocal healing. Specializing in clearing stubborn patterns. Appointments in person or by phone 613-253-2888. Subscribe-FREE newsletter.

Copyright 2016 Amâeil (Melinda Urban)

www.MelindaUrban.com All Rights Reserved.

Happy in Winter

13 December 2016 - 9:33pm

Ask a Naturopathic Doctor

As we head into the cold and dark, there are things we can do to keep from slipping into lethargy and depression. You probably know many of them:

1. More sleep/naps per your Ayurvedic body type (BanyanBotanicals.com to discover it)

2. Regular exercise, again according to your type

3. Introspection…meditation…spiritual study…

4. …interspersed with warm social activities, games, music and dancing

5. Warming food for your type; decrease cold and raw food

6. Winter supplements: vitamin D (1000-5000 IU depending on your blood levels); a good multi vitamin with trace minerals; occasional probiotics for GI health; glandulars to strengthen weak organs (liver, adrenals, thyroid, spleen, thymus, etc); herbs that boost immunity and good spirits (astragalus, echinacea, St Johns Wort, burdock); fish oil for immunity, depression and brain health

7. Warm oil rubs for dry skin and nervous agitation

8. Hydrate: with herbal tea and humidifiers

9. Warming tea: ginger

10. Miscellaneous: vitamin D lights; full spectrum light; infrared saunas

11. Occasional gentle cleansing days to offset heavy winter food

12. Go south for 2+ weeks if you can afford it!

Best of luck in coping well in this challenging climate…

Dr. Katherine Willow N.D. directs Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre where we run programs for healing and sustainability. Sign up for our newsletter/updates at www.ecowellness.com and check out our store for affordable high quality supplements delivered in 2-3 days! We also offer naturopathic care, hair analysis to screen for mineral deficiencies and heavy metals.

How do you experience season changes?

13 December 2016 - 9:16pm

Leaves have shown their colours and now have left. Trees are bear and still. Nature is preparing for a new season and everything is in transition. Can you sense it all around you? How do you experience this time of year?

Some people sense this season to be lifeless, even as the worse months of the year. It feels cold, wet, even depressing and many of us dread a long weary winter coming.

When I used to teach at the Waldorf School (Ruldolf Steiner), following the natural rhythm of nature was part of the philosophy. And at this time of year, organizing our outside world was only one part of what we needed to do. The other part was to prepare inwardly by looking in and connecting with that inner light and force. This ensured strength and courage to face the months to come.

Trees never lose sight of who they are. Even bare in the fall and winter, they remain as always, generous, proud, and vibrant with endless resonance and vigor. And yet, learning to do the same can be challenging at times for human beings.

So for those needing support in the months coming and not somber into an unnatural state, may I suggest to you, PLAYFULNESS. A single essence for when you are affected by the light decreasing. Emotionally you may have somber thoughts or feeling somewhat low in energy and not feeling as joyful. This essence brings colour and light into your life.

Another tree essence, especially for this time of year, is JOYFUL LIVING. An essence to invite us back into the moment, restoring faith and reminding us that no matter what life sustains us.

We suggest taking the essence morning and night and as needed.

To your emotional heath!

Céline Cloutier • www.essences.ca • 819.319.6162

Holiday Mini-Mediations

13 December 2016 - 8:57pm

(Back by popular demand – my 2011 Christmas column)

Karen and Jack had one immediate goal – they wanted to get through the first Christmas following their separation with their values, their wallets and their sanity intact.

They had separated a month before and were working in mediation on the major issues arising from their separation: long-term parenting arrangements, division of their assets and debts, and ongoing financial support arrangements. The process was going well, but the holidays were approaching and it was clear they would not finalize their discussions and sign a final Separation Agreement until the new year.

In the meantime, there were a number of immediate issues that needed to be addressed.

How would they share time over the holidays with their two children, Katie, 10, and Jeremy, 6? Jack’s parents lived in Sudbury – would he be able to go visit them with the children as he had always done? Karen wanted to spend Christmas Day with her new boyfriend and the children together; Jack thought it was too soon to introduce this new person to the children. They even disagreed over who should have “custody” of the special tree ornaments they had bought together for their first Christmas.

In addition, Karen and Jack had some financial disagreements. Jack thought the trip to Sudbury should be a joint expense, as it had always been in the past, even though this time Karen would not be going. Jeremy wanted a very expensive video game for Christmas, which both Karen and Jack had always been opposed to. Should they give in this time to help him through the first Christmas after his parents’ separation?

The solution to this situation was to schedule a “mini-mediation” within Karen and Jack’s larger mediation just to deal with these holiday issues. They temporarily put aside the issues they had been working on in their main mediation in order to focus on these “small” matters.

They quickly saw that these were not trivial concerns. In fact, some of these “molehills” were threatening to become “mountains.”  Yet, despite their stress and differences of opinion, Jack and Karen had one important advantage in their favour. They recognized that these seemingly small issues could become bigger problems that threatened to derail their main mediation if left unattended.

In this respect they were very wise. Mediation is not just for big disputes. It’s also for little disputes before they become big disputes. Karen and |Jack recognized they needed a mini-mediation now in order to avoid the necessity of a major mediation later. We have all heard the saying, “God is in the details,” meaning that whatever one does should be done thoroughly and carefully. Karen and Jack spent two hours in mediation discussing all the details necessary to ensure reasonably happy holidays for all members of their family and then wrote these down in their own handwriting in what they called their “Christmas Contract.”

This mini-mediation had several advantages for Jack and Karen. First, they significantly reduced the day to day stresses that could have occurred over the holidays. Second, with just a little guidance, they were able to discuss their disagreements in a way that stayed true to their values. Third, they were able to carry over their fundamentally positive feelings about each other as parents into their main mediation when they resumed this in January and were able to reach mutually acceptable terms for their final Separation Agreement fairly quickly.

Whatever your religion, whatever your family issues are – and even if you’re not separating – could you benefit from a holiday mini-mediation? No disagreements are too small to ignore. Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Evita Roche was Canada’s first full-time lawyer-mediator. Since 1979, she has helped over 5,000 couples mediate the issues arising from their separation. In the 1990’s Evita was a Professor of family law and mediation at the University of Ottawa law school, where she received the first Excellence in Teaching Award. Her private practice is restricted to separation and divorce mediation, and she frequently delivers seminars on subjects related to family law.

Igniting The Healing Mindset:  Healing From The Inside Out

13 December 2016 - 12:45am

By Ann Jarvis of The Nourished Soul

Our thoughts about our health are just as important, if not more important that our health itself.  For example, I know lots of people who rigorously research their condition.  They go on chat boards and read about all of the ways in which their particular condition can manifest and the effects it can have on them.

That thinking is fueled by the sickness mindset.  It’s easy enough to get caught up in this mindset.  In fact, the conventional medical mindset is steeped in this thinking.  You are broken down into body parts and systems.  You are typically not looked at as a whole person who has thoughts, feelings, emotional histories, old traumas, wants, needs or wishes for yourself.

You are prescribed a medication or booked in for a procedure or surgery and off you go.  There’s just not much thought given to a crucial piece of the puzzle; the one that can allow you to heal almost anything.

I should know.  I’ve been there.  A million times.

Having had a chronic, autoimmune illness for over 20 years, I know this system.  I know the mindset of:  It doesn’t matter what you eat.  It doesn’t matter what you think.  It doesn’t matter how you move your body.  All that is hoped for is that you can get to a place where your symptoms are managed.  Notice I said ‘symptoms’ and not health.  And notice I said ‘managed’ and not healed.  There’s a BIG difference.

When you switch gears to a healing mindset, everything changes.  Here’s a day in the life of someone who has ignited the healing mindset.

You wake up in the morning and you remember that you are not a victim.  You are a warrior.  You are a branch on the tree of life that has everything you require to live in deep, abundant health.

You take a few minutes to just be with yourself and feel around for what is “up” within you today.  You acknowledge the feelings, emotions, physical sensations and even your pain.  You meet it without labeling it or judging it.  It’s curiosity; like you’ve just sat down in a movie theatre to watch a show.

Because you’ve moved your mindset from one of Victim to one of Warrior, there is no struggle as to what you decide to feed yourself for breakfast that morning (or any other morning).  You no longer view eating well as having to ‘give up’ crappy food.  Rather, you know what you have to gain by eating well and feeding your body the fuel that it needs in order to thrive. 

You go outside in the morning sun and remind yourself that you are an extension of the natural world and thereby work in concert with natural laws.  That means eating food from nature (not from food manufacturing plants); moving your body the way it was meant to move (like walking, running, bouncing, and jumping); meeting up with people in your community and supporting and loving each other; unplugging from your various technologies and gadgets throughout the day and putting them away, completely, by dinnertime; remembering to do as many pleasurable things throughout your day as you see to your responsibilities.

You check in with your intuition often.  Have you been having persistent gut feelings about something?  Does something keep whispering in your ear again and again?  In the healing mindset, that intuition is not ignored.  Even if it flies in the face of some conventional dogma, you listen and you act on it because you know and remember that the wisest physician you have access to is YOU.

You look at all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon you in this lifetime and you give heartfelt thanks.  You do this because you know that when you focus upon what is working well, more wellness comes forth.

You go to bed that evening, having emptied out the contents of your day (for some, that means writing it out on paper so their minds and bodies can rest at night) and look deep into your body. 

You thank your body for working tirelessly for you.  Amongst the onslaught of the industrial age that we live in, we see that our bodies are, indeed, incredible warriors.  They work on our behalf to balance, renew, regenerate, heal and keep us alive every second of every hour of every day of our lives.

We bestow heartfelt thanks and gratitude for our bodies, our wisdom and our lives.

A shift in mindset can shift an entire life.  It can shift a medical diagnosis or condition and can do it quickly.  You suddenly want to put whole, fresh, nutrient-dense foods into your body.  You find yourself wanting to, even needing to move your body in certain ways.  You find yourself unplugging and not feeling guilty about it because your peace of mind is more important than responding to someone on Facebook.

It’s your decision.  You can sit in the sickness mindset.  Or you can change everything and sit in healing mindset.  Either way, your body and mind will unconditionally love you through either.  Personally, I’d rather be loved through health.

Written by

Ann Jarvis of The Nourished Soul

www.thenourishedsoul.ca

info@thenourishedsoul.ca

The Evolutionary Method Mastery Healing Program

“All disease begins in the gut.”  Hippocrates

After having had a chronic, digestive, autoimmune illness for nearly 20 years, I completely healed my “incurable” disease and am now living with incredible health, vitality and joy.  I have found what works and what doesn’t; what the body and mind need to heal and what prevents that healing.  This program is like a fire starter that, with your commitment, can completely change the way your body functions.  In this program, we draw upon the wisdom of Evolutionary (ancestral) diet, movement and socialization in order to get your body back to a state of vibrant health and wholeness.

This Personal, One on One Program Is Right For You If:

You’ve had persistent digestive issues (bloating, diarrhea, constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, unexplained or hard to get rid of belly fat, ADHD, chronic skin issues (eczema, acne, psoriasis), ear infections, Autoimmune Disorders)

You’ve tried conventional medicine and have not seen resolution to your struggles

You want to see what the body is capable of doing when you give it the proper tools, diet and nourishment

You want to heal your body at the root of the dysfunction, rather than suppress your symptoms

You’re tired of feeling tired all the time and are ready to step into the fullness of your being

This program requires a 3 month commitment from you.  It requires you to be open to finding out what emotional triggers you are still dealing with (by which your body has been compensating through illness or discomfort).  It allows you to see exactly what your ideal diet looks like and what your body needs to be properly nourished.  This program gives you every single tool that you will require to recover and move into a thriving and healthy space.   Specifically, during the 3 months you will learn and receive:

Exactly what foods are healing your belly and which foods are hurting your belly

A bio-individual  diet and meal plan that allows you to shop and prepare amazing meals that will finally nourish your body and mind

Discover what your cravings mean and how to see them from a different perspective so you can heal them

Learn how the environment you live and work in affects you and how to manage it

Learn about the importance of ancestral movement and find out what kinds of movement best suits your body type

Delve into how your social connections are feeding you.  Are they leaving you hungry or happy?

How your past traumas and wounds may still be playing a role in your body and how to let them go

I invite you for a 20 minute FREE Discovery Session.  During this session, I learn a little bit about you and you learn a little bit about me.  We see if we jive together and I fill you in on what our work together would look like.  I invite you to come and see what’s possible for your life!

For more information about The Evolutionary Method Mastery Healing Program, please contact Ann Jarvis at (613) 218-6899 or go to: 

www.thenourishedsoul.ca for more information.

Are You Afraid Of Clowns?

12 December 2016 - 11:56am

A nasty new trend have migrated from the US. Where people are dressing up in clown costumes and terrorizing local children such as the students of Pope Francis Catholic School in downtown Toronto.

Ottawa & Toronto Hypnotist Luke Michael Howard PH.D is offering any children who have been affected by what is called “The Clownpocalypse” a free hypnosis session to help them overcome their phobia.

“Coulrophobia” The fear of clowns is very real. It affects around 12% of people in North America. Says Like Michael Howard Ph.D a Clinical Hypnotherapist who has specialized in phobia removal for almost 20 years.

The phobia can result in a state of panic, increase anxiety and stress. Where the affected people experience difficulty in respiration, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and feelings of fear. It affects a lot of people especially Children this time of year.

In 2008, a greatly reported University of Sheffield, England, review of 250 children between the age range of four and 16 found that almost all of the youngsters disliked and even feared images of clowns. The BBC’s analysis featured a child psychologist who broadly announced, “Hardly any children like clowns. They are unfamiliar and come from a different era. They don’t look funny, they just look odd.”

“Coulrophobia” the Clown phobia is remarkably common. a lot of people assume that, because clowns are associated with carnivals and fun, and typically wear colorful clothes and over sized shoes and do funny things, children must like them. And some children do like them. But most often, children absolutely hate and are scared by them, and may get into screaming fits of anxiety even at the sight of one.

From a psychologist’s point of view, a fear of clowns often starts off in the child years; there’s even an entry in the psychologists’ bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM, for a fear of clowns, although it’s under the umbrella category of a pediatric phobia of costumed characters (mascots, Donald duck). “It begins normally in children about the age of two, when they experience panic about being around new people, too. At that time, there’s minds are still developing, they’re not always in a position to separate imagination from reality,” explains Dr . Brenda Wiederhold, a experienced psychologist who runs a panic & stress clinic in California that uses virtual reality to help children.

A child who is terrified of clowns most probably will grow up to be an adult who’s fearful of clowns. But an adult who never had any concerns about isn’t immune to the phobia- These symptoms can begin at any age.

After having his Niece affected by an incident in the UK. And the heartbreak it has caused Luke Michael Howard Ph.D have volunteered his services to help youngsters overcome this fear.

Luke Michael Howard PH.D is a Clinical Hypnotist serving Ottawa & Toronto.  He has helped thousands of clients for 20 years.

He can be reached at

613-878-5874,

mail@lukenosis.com

www.LUKEnosis.com

Horoscope for December 2016

12 December 2016 - 11:25am

Tip of the Month: December begins with the New Moon in Sagittarius (Nov 29.) underway promising a dynamic and eventful year end. All the ‘personal planets’ will change signs. Mercury in Sagittarius enters Capricorn on Dec 2nd then turns retrograde on the 19th. Mars moves from Aquarius to Pisces on the same day. Venus leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Dec. 7. Sun enters Capricorn on December 21st marking Winter Solstice. The New Moon in Capricorn occurs on Dec. 28.  2017 is year 1 of a 9-year cycle; get ready for a pivotal year.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Increasing the scope of your social and professional outreach is important now. Cultural interests peek earlier in the month. By Solstice, your mood sobers to make key moves to support a confident launch into 2017.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20): A steady flow of change in your overall status quo continues. You are pensive and perhaps a bit worried about things, yet you feel more empowered as well. Uncertainty could sneak back in this month.  Don’t let it; stay faithful.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Despite lingering tensions, you are able to focus on the good and have fun. Intuition will guide you to be extra selective in your communications as the month progresses. Despite the politics, your commitments deepen and confidences grow. 

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Key efforts to create beauty and harmony close to home feel important and right. Innovative ideas take hold. Sharing your dreams and schemes proves inspiring. You could get resentful if pressured to compromise too much from mid-month on.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Creative inspirations abound early this month. At worst, there are too many. Time management will prove necessary. Your ability to concentrate deepens as the month progresses and you are better able to attend to the details.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22): You are enjoying a boost of confidence to confront lingering issues, fears and blocks. This inspires a steady flow of thoughts and strategies. Yet you have to give more than usual to succeed. Fortunately, you want to. 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22): December begins on a busy note. You are determined to breach barriers. Efforts to concentrate steadily increase. You want to play and socialize especially prior to Solstice. You are quieter and more reflective in the final stretch.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Digging deep into a well of faith and optimism feel right, perhaps even necessary. Hovering close to home brings peace and inspires appreciative sentiments. A playful, imaginative and creative mood grows steadily all month.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Practical interests must progressively contend with social activities. The dilemma increases steadily all month. The social appeal takes the lead and you may well wrack-up the cards but, all things considered, you assess it is worth it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Focused on business and other more serious matters, your mood is strategic and conservative. Key developments close to home are more important than social affairs. Important decisions are made before the year ends.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Themes of ethics, principles, justice and politics are forefront on your mind. You are concerned about the state of the world and your own future plans. Working inwardly to allay fears feels necessary. A bold resolve steadily grows.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Your career, social status, and reputation are important areas of focus. You are determined to increase social approval and improve business. Implementing new and better strategies feels important. Partying holds little appeal.

By Michael O’Connor – sunstarastrology@gmail.com

Unlock Your Potential: Mind, Body and Soul

12 December 2016 - 11:18am

Modern life can be a challenge.  The stresses that we experience in our daily lives can create subconscious blocks.  These blocks impair our ability to pursue the goals that we seek both in our personal and professional lives.  However, thanks to the service that Iain Balmain is bringing to Canada, and to the U.S., many more people will be empowered in ways that are truly amazing.

Iain has become no stranger to unlocking the hidden potential within us as human beings, thanks to a profound spiritual awakening.  In the aftermath of having had such a transformative experience, Iain began working with an eclectic array of spiritual experts before founding Innerconsult.co.uk

“I decided to dedicate my life to helping others find the same professional and personal satisfaction of inner development and insight,” says Iain.

Mr Balmain does not present himself as a magician.  Rather, he has sought to gain knowledge and wisdom, which he seeks to professionally share with others.

Iain’s spiritual awakening has not only enabled him to perceive Earth’s energies in general, but also to help clients get in touch with their past lives in relationship to their present every day life challenges.  Indeed, it is only when you get in touch with your divine self than you can realize the potential that is within you.

The soul is truly an often ignored but integral part our human health and psychic potential.  By bringing together your mind, body and soul in fluid synergistic harmony, you enable yourself to have an elevated state of consciousness that will provide you with clarity.  In so doing, you will be able to make the kind of decisions that will be better for you.

Through Iain Balmain, take yourself on a voyage of self-discovery that will be self-affirming, enjoyable, and potentially and financially rewarding.

Upon review, Iain Balmain’s rates are at bargain basement prices when you factor in how many lives he has helped professionally to financially better their positions while also saving time and money pursuing fruitful directions.  As humans, time is indeed precious to us all, and the more we can save and spend in productive ways, the more we will feel self-fulfilled.

So, if you’re not getting the advice that you feel you need from family, friends, secular counsellors like therapists or religious advisors like pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis and imams, why not explore the services of Iain Balmain today?

Healer Heal Thyself

12 December 2016 - 10:46am

Written by Alexis Nicol

A number of years ago I decided to study Reflexology. It has been many years since I had taken a course like this. I was reminded that studying takes a great deal of concentration and focus. That being said, during my Foot Reflexology training I was totally engrossed in learning all that I could.  I read many articles, surfed the web – immersing myself in the reflexology world.  We studied theory and anatomy to name but a few.  After several months of studying we had our written exam.  Next 60 hours of practical (hands-on) work needed to be completed, with the practical exam being the final hurdle.

I thought the 60 hours would never end.  What now takes me 45 minutes to do was taking me up to an hour and a half. With a time constraint I practiced fervently in order to meet the deadline.

I had many clients and worked diligently to complete my practical hours.  About three quarters of the way through I began to experience major discomfort and pain in my left wrist and forearm. I was struggling through it – wondering, if after all this studying and working so hard, that just maybe I wouldn’t be able to take my practical exam. The pain was excruciating. My reflexology career was doomed or so I thought.

One night I was so distraught when it suddenly dawned on me that I had forgotten about my Reiki.  I began immediately working with this energy. How divinely excited I was to feel the tendons and muscles in my wrist and forearm moving beneath my skin without even touching the area!  I continued for about 10-15 minutes. Afterwards the pain was practically gone – a true Godsend.

I finished my course, with flying colours and thankfully I am enjoying Reflexology still to this day. Sometimes, even the most experienced healers forget that we can heal ourselves.

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

Ikigai

12 December 2016 - 10:44am

By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CIWM, CRC

I came across this word recently and it struck a cord in me.  Ikigai is a Japanese word that you will only find in the dialect of the people of Okinawa which is one of the many islands in Japan.  The word is loosely translated to mean “what get’s you out of bed in the morning”.   When you think about this for a moment in the context of retirement planning…this is a big idea!

There is no word in the Okinawan dialect for retirement as there is in our Western culture.  We in the West obsess about this important event in our life and many are not ready for this transition.  The people of Okinawa have Ikigai.  This word can be compared to our concept of “Life Purpose” which happens to be the final section of my book titled The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness.

When I was doing the research for my book, I found that having a life purpose contributed immensely to one’s happiness but most importantly, to one’s longevity.  The people of Okinawa are known around the world as the people with the longest life spans.  This is not a coincidence.  They attribute this to their ability to find a new life purpose once they leave the world of work.  They are taught at a very young age to prepare themselves for this very important period of their live.  And when they do the transition they already have something to go to, something that will get them out of bed in the morning.

On page 50 of my book I have this quote that says “Retire to Something as Opposed to Retire from Something”.  The subtle difference between the word To and From is the essence of proper retirement planning.

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Retirement Coach, Certified Financial Planner as well as public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of winning the game of wealth creation.

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca     

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca    

www.yourretirementcoach.ca

New & Powerful Qi-Matic Healing Energies For You

6 December 2016 - 11:32pm

Qigong Master James Foo (known as Sifu James) has been coming to Ottawa from Toronto for the past five years to share his unique Qi-Matic Qigong healing knowledge and energy healing techniques in weekend workshops (Levels 1-5), and retreats. Attendees learn simple, effective, energy frequency-based tools for personal healing and to heal others.

Adapting to the New Earth Energies

The Earth’s energy is shifting quickly. Sifu James is dedicated to helping humanity adjust smoothly to this incoming, high-frequency energy. Through the mechanism of free webcasts (or optionally connect by phone) he has been helping people around the world raise their vibrations to adapt to the new frequencies. People can sign up to participate in these free energy transmissions by joining the community at Masterpiecelife.com in order to receive emails describing date, time, and connection instructions.

Energy Paper Matrices

Sifu James is a dedicated researcher, continuously investigating and perfecting simple and easy ways to achieve healing. One example is his popular, downloadable energy papers, available at JamesFoo.ca.

DNA Energizer Matrix

During the summer of 2016, Sifu James perfected two stronger matrices: a pure (love) energy matrix and a very powerful DNA Energizer matrix. After testing them on himself and volunteers, the DNA Energizer matrix was transferred into stickers which must be imprinted with an individual’s DNA through an activation process. At his October and November 2016 workshops, Sifu James activated stickers for participants to attach to pendants (not supplied) that they can wear next to their bodies. The participants then directed “boosted” energy to heal themselves or others.

Energy-sensitive participants reported that the DNA Energizer energy is very powerful, and they could feel it moving through their bodies as the energy accelerated repair of the physical bodies.

Testimonial

A very heart warming testimonial is from an October workshop student who has been doing energy healing on a cancer client with some results. The client was hospitalized since September and was totally bedridden.During the Sunday workshop practice session,the student did distance healing  using her DNA Energizer .The next day the student received an email was  that this client was up walking on her own and was scheduled to be released from the hospital in a few days!

Get Your Free DNA Energizer Sticker on January 14

Wishing to help as many people as possible, Sifu James will make the DNA Energizer sticker available free to all attendees at an information seminar on January 14, 2017. He will go through the process of imprinting the DNA of each individual on his or her sticker and activating the stickers. In other words, you have to be present in person to get a sticker imprinted with your own DNA. You cannot wear someone else’s DNA-imprinted sticker. When you wear your sticker, preferably attached to a pendant to preserve effectiveness up to four months, you can call for healing for yourself or others at any time.

The DNA Energizer information seminar will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. from 9:30 a.m. to noon. There is no charge, but it is important to register in advance.

For information and registration, please contact Angela Fung at afung46@hotmail.com or 613.762.8893.

2017 WORKSHOPS ($300)

January 14 -15, 2017

Feng Shui 101: Create the best living environment in your home

February 11-12

The Core of Qi-Matic Qigong: Foundation for future workshops

April 1-2

Information Healing: Mapping and Transposing (Level 4)

Angela Fung, RN, BA Psychology

Qi-Matic Qigong Ottawa co-ordinator and practitioner

Certified Bowenwork Practitioner

Chow Qigong Instructor and Practitioner

Good Grief: Feel to Heal

6 December 2016 - 11:26pm

By Rev. Roxanne Buckle

The death of someone or something precious to you is not something that you will “overcome” or “let go of.” The loss of that which we have loved doesn’t call out to be “resolved” or “explained,” but to be experienced.

Acknowledging and feeling our losses is necessary for healing. In fact, the resistance to grief can cause more suffering than the pain itself. As difficult as it is, we must surrender to what is.   As Helen Keller said, “The only way to the other side is through.” Grief is a natural reaction to loss.

As spiritual beings having a human life experience, we live in the paradox of the infinite, eternal, permanent nature of spirit and the impermanence of the physical realm. These impermanent aspects of human existence show up in more than the loss of physical bodies. There are many other losses including relationships, a career, a dream, an object, innocence, pets…

From Finding Yourself in Transition, “Everything in this phenomenal world has at least one thing in common: it all had a beginning, and it all will come to an end.”

Emotion is energy in motion. When emotions, particularly the emotions experienced with loss, are not processed, they get carried in our body, psyche and soul. If denied expression, these emotions resurface. We must honour our loss to experience the new beginning or the good that awaits.

It’s easy to see Spirit present in nature and to believe that for new leaves to sprout, the old must die. When everything gets covered in snow is Sprit still present? Dying is a natural part of the cycle of life.  Our spiritual growth comes in our awareness of this principle in every moment.

(excepted from a Sunday lesson by Rev. Roxanne Buckle at Unityottawa.org)

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