Monday, January 30, 2017
Americans, in particular, seem to think that we have to "go it alone" or "do it ourselves." Oh sure, we may obtain a therapist or attend group meetings or read books, but then we figure our improvement has to be made through either willpower or contemplation or creativity without any assist from natural remedies. Even many so-called natural approach practitioners are so averse to conventional medicine that they refuse to even consider allying themselves with Nature in her essential form.
As you've probably guessed, I'm more than willing to accept help from the Plant Kingdom and its emissaries, the Flowers (and other plants). Flower Essences are energetic, not material substances (other than the liquid their vibrations are suspended within), yet they are dynamic and powerful infusions of loving support from a world that wants to connect with us and help us create beautiful, peaceful lives.
Open yourself to infinite possibility and accept a flower's help in your life.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Many of us can struggle when feeling grief, fear, or despair. But what if we were to befriend those emotions when they come upon us?
I invite you to consider the thoughts shared by Miriam Greenspan in the article Through A Glass Darkly. The author uses a term -- emotional alchemy -- to describe the journey through our dark emotions, and I find it beautiful.
When asked if "negative" emotions can make us sick, Greenspan replied:
Yes, I do, when they are unattended to. When we don’t know how to handle their intense energies, they can become stuck. Research shows that depression and anxiety have a connection to heart disease, immune disorders, cancer, and other ailments. This doesn’t mean that emotions cause cancer. Thinking so makes it easier to ignore research on how environmental contaminants, for instance, are linked to cancer. But stuck emotions do put stress on the body. That’s one reason why mindfulness and the metabolism of emotions are so important. If we don’t digest the emotion, it just sits in our bodies and contributes to ill health.