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Benefits of using EFT for stress

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Now that the holidays are coming up, the stress level is rising among people. If you are one of them you might like to read this or make an appointment with out practitioner Bill Barnhill

EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique, also known simply as tapping, can provide amazing opportunities to expand the boundaries that limit you from living joyously. EFT is simply stated the process of tapping on the bodies’ meridian or acupressure points while tuning in to a specific emotion or physical symptom to systematically reduce or eliminate the symptoms present in the body and consciousness. The process works amazingly quick and is Read More

Relieve stress through drumming

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Relieve stress through drumming

 

DrummingAs much far-fetched as it may sound, drumming has been used as a therapeutic treatment for many centuries, and has been known to help boost the mental, spiritual and physical health of the people. In fact, this ancient technique has been used by many past civilizations, such as Mongolians, and even the Mayans. According to a research carried out in recent years, drumming actually does help the physical healing of the body, along with many other various benefits, some of which are as follows: Read More

The richness of Frankincense Essential Oil

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The richness of Frankincense Essential Oil

bien-être....The rich, deep and sweet aroma of oils makes them famous in people’s kitchens. But there’s more to Frankincense Essential Oil than just its fragrance that makes it top the list of essential oils. Yes, this oil is therapeutic in not just its aroma, but countless healthy substances that it contains.

Frankincense Essential Oil is extracted from resin, which the Frankincense Tree produces in response to a wound in its trunk. The resin seals off the wound and helps it heal. Isn’t it impressive how the production of the resin itself reveals a lot about the healing properties of this oil? Indeed.

The oil has magical healing and soothing properties. It is therefore one important part of aromatherapy blends and natural deodorants too. No wonder this oilIMG_2871 is increasingly used everywhere to alleviate depression, soothe anxiety, center one’s thoughts and aid in meditation. Here, its aroma is in action – but there are many other ways Frankincense Oil heals us inside and out. Read More

The Dalai Lama and the Secret of Inner peace

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The Dalai Lama and the Secret to Inner Peace

 

What does the Title “Dalai Lama” Mean and what is the Secret of Inner Peace?

Several year ago we traveled for 6 days through Tibet on our way to Nepal. There we experienced the secret of inner peace of this country. It is the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth. We showed the locals a picture of the Dalai Lama, which is forbidden in Tibet. People were very eager to see his picture so they could worship him.

Buddha statueThe name Dalai Lama is derived from a combination of the Mongolian word dalai which means “ocean,” and the Tibetan word bla-ma which means “teacher or mentor.” The Dalai Lama’s title implies that he is rich in knowledge and wisdom and must be revered by the people.

Although the school of Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama himself has been embroiled in politics (some were even considered as unspiritual), the Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso played a very important role in the reunification of Tibet in 1630 A.D. when the Mongol and the Manchu factions went for each other’s throat. Ever since that time The Dalai Lama became Tibet’s unofficial Prime Minister until China annexed Tibet and the new Dalai Lama as well as the entire Tibetan Buddhist school were forced to live in exile. Read More

Meditation for the mind

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Discipline for the body: Meditation for the mind

Yoga_LadyDiscipline is for the body while meditation is for the mind. Masters in the art of mortal combat often teaches the “mind over matter” techniques in order to achieve maximum potential. Your awareness, calm, and focus will increase through proper meditation. The subtle differences can mean victory or defeat in combat. Improper tuning of awareness causes a weak stance for the enemy to exploit. Entering combat with a clouded mind renders you impaired in making decisions whether to attack or defend. An anxious mind will result in an un-calmed body which wastes more energy than needed; you will have been defeated by your opponent even before the combat begins. This counts also for your everyday life; with a calm mind your progress improves fast with a troubled mind you stand still or reverse.

The Meditative Process
You may have heard it said that the human mind is like a computer – complex and processes a lot of information. Well that’s actually an understatement because in reality it is more powerful than any computer in the world and the key to unlocking this power is meditation. Here is a simple analogy about Read More

Discipline for the body; Meditation for the mind

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 Discipline for the Body; Meditation for the mind.

 

Meditation-5Discipline is for the body while meditation is for the mind. Your awareness, calm, and focus will increase through proper meditation. Masters in the art of mortal combat often teaches the “mind over matter” techniques in order to achieve maximum potential. The subtle differences can mean victory or defeat in combat. Improper tuning of awareness causes a weak stance for the enemy to exploit. Entering combat with a clouded mind renders you impaired in making decisions whether to attack or defend. An anxious mind will result in an un-calmed body which wastes more energy than needed; you will have been defeated by your opponent even before the combat begins. This counts also for your everyday life; with a calm mind your progress improves fast with a troubled mind you stand still or reverse.

The Meditative Process

You may have heard it said that the human mind is like a computer – complex and processes a lot of information. Well Read More

Selenite Crystals & Their Healing Properties

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Selenite Crystals & Their Healing Properties

selenite webMy instructor instructed me to research the selenite crystal during our Medium-ship workshop. She mentioned it would be very beneficial for this class. She was right, so I bought this great crystal. I was expecting a small crystal but was clearly surprised when I opened the package. It was huge.

The Attributes of Selenite

Selenite Crystals are remarkably peaceful. They instill a deep sense of inner peace, clarity and carry a very high vibration that makes them ideal for healing. The crown chakra is associated with the Selenite stone and aside from this you can use Selenite to contact your Guardian Angel or Spiritual Guides.

Cleansing and clearing other crystals of negative energies and vibrations is another wonderful property of Selenite. Unlike other metaphysical stones, Read More

The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat

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The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat

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The use of the bioMat for healing is very well known in Europe.

Characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional; Amethyst has become known as a power crystal with healing powers among spiritualists and meditation experts. Amethyst acts as a healer at all levels of the mind, body and spirit. It also has the ability to transform lower energies into higher ones.

According to ancient Greek folklore, they believed that among the healing powers, Amethyst protected a person from the intoxicating effects of alcohol.

What kinds of diseases does Amethyst heal?

According to alternative medicine experts Amethyst is known to cure Read More

The Magic of Your Subconscious Mind

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The Magic of Your Subconscious Mind

 

2013-10-10 01.00.57-webI am lining up at the natatorium to start my 250-meter swim, which is the beginning of a so-called sprint-triathlon in our hometown. I am towards the end of the line, start number 245, in between an older gentleman and a younger lady of Asian descent. Having to wait in line for at least one hour, we ended up being very nice conversation partners.  After my hike to the 19,200 ft. summit of Kilimanjaro just a month prior to this event, which gave the saying that “the sky is the limit” has a totally new meaning, I feel that this is going to be easy. I am sure I’ll have enough oxygen to do this swim, the 13-mile bike ride and 3 mile run. My start position was based on the time specified for the swim and the total time I entered when I registered. My previous race time was 1:42:00, so to challenge myself, I wrote down 1:39:00 as my estimated finish time. This is where the power of the subconscious mind comes in, but about that later.

After about 30 minutes I am finally at the front of the line Read More

Be Grateful

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 Be Grateful 

 

DSCN1023My 93 year old mom is a careful eater. She does not rush her meals, eat inside the car, dine while watching TV or finish food out of a box. Though showing signs of her age, she is fully aware of the food she is eating. Just like most of us, she eats when hungry and stops when already full.

She treats the food with respect, values its preparation, and appreciates its nourishment it gives the body as well as the flavors and texture that comes from quality food preparation. Every time we go out to eat outside, our dinner would take so long not because the service is slow but Read More

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