ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday, August 31st from 11 to 2 with an organic potluck in between. I've extended the time by an hour as there will be no practicum in September. The topic will be “Presence in working with a client…gleaning the most out of their story.” The cost is $30. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 28th. I welcome all students of ThetaHealing®. Besides having time to work on yourself, remember that the more you practice, the better practitioner you will become, and the more that ThetaHealing® can be incorporated into your life to change it. Having facilitation is important to make your practice more skillful and having a supportive group of like-minded people helps to make it safe to delve into issues.
The following courses are accredited by the ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge® and can be applied toward the ThetaHealing® Master program. More information at http://www.thetadnaactivation.com/workshops.html
[Partial scholarships available if full payment is completed at least two weeks prior to any of these three classes.]
Basic- August 16-18th
Advanced - October 11-13th
Manifestation & Abundance- November 23-24th
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BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Hi to All: There’s been so much activity astrologically that it’s hard for me to track it all. What I do know is that something big is cooking with another Star of David configuration happening this month. We just had one on July 29th so this is rare. I’ve been feeling all the energies for a few weeks. My life is somehow being prepared to shift again, and I feel on the verge of a precipice…like I got to get writing somehow and not just this newsletter.
I mentioned last month that I wanted to continue on the theme of relationships, but this time from the angle of, ‘It’s much easier to be in a healthy relationship rather than a dysfunctional one once you identify and learn the skills.’
Several years ago, I developed a workbook called ‘Loving Myself, Loving Another: A Workbook to Identify, Address and Clear Beliefs on Relationships Through the use of ThetaHealing. I did a couple of all day practicums to have fun with this which everyone enjoyed. I decided to give a copy of the workbook to Vianna when I saw her that summer of 2009. This was before the Soulmate course had been developed. I took from her webcasts, notes, and the many relationship and communication courses I participated in over the prior 20 years. Some of this information was from Terry Gorski’s talks on getting out of addictive relationships and what healthy ones are about. Vianna liked it, but picked the ‘Moving Beyond’ workbook which I presented at the same time. So at some point, I’d like to have you all come and play with this relationship workbook as we had some great discussions and digging sessions at those times.
We are all in relationships at any given point…even a hermit is relating to the environment. We all have friends and aspects of family relationships who we connect to at some level even if it’s in thoughts or memories. Some people are in romantic relationships or married with children as well. But not all of these relationships are truly healthy...healthy functional. All serve a purpose though. And there comes a time when we are ready to let go for the next step of our journey to relate in healthier ways.
What I’ve learned is that to start to acquire the skills of these relationships as being healthy, we first need to develop a healthy emotional self. We only have the possibility to attract to us, in a real intimate relationship, someone who approximates the level of emotional health that we possess ourselves. So the more we love ourselves, the more we draw in loving relationships that match us. People will just be attracted to us, not just soul mates if that’s our interest, because when we are in love with ourselves, others just show up. This is not about perfection but real self-acceptance. In what ways are you loving and kind to yourself? Do you take the time to nurture yourself? Do you show confidence in what you do and who you are? Do you like your body? Are you respectful of your boundaries? Are you forgiving of yourself?
Healthy people are not obsessed with finding someone to love them. They are motivated in loving themselves so they don’t need to compulsively hunt out someone. When we spend time just looking for another, we limit the time in developing ourselves. People meet and come together in all kinds of ways. It’s the obsessive pursuit that often becomes the outer-centered issue. The Universe can set up some amazing scenes for connection.
Establish and maintain a program of personal growth. Clear out old energies so you become a journey unto yourself…Know yourself!
Healthy relationships are built on rational and realistic expectations. I mentioned the ‘E’ word again as I did in last month’s newsletter… it’s actually healthy to have these kinds of expectations. It keeps commitments and supports the integrity of the relationship.
Healthy people are looking for long term contentment, security and peace of mind not instant gratification. A spiritually, mentally and emotionally healthy person plans for their best interest for the long term of their life and in the highest and best way in relating to others.
Healthy relationships are based on vigorous honesty. Know what you feel, put it into words and tell your friend, family member, date, partner or child. And then it’s important to care what they feel being willing to listen and have concern for their expression. If the other person is unable to talk about what they feel, it’s a good sign to know if this relationship can go deeper or just stay surface or needs to be let go of depending on the investment of connection you have. And allow the other to have their feelings. So many people want to control others by hoping for a certain kind of emotional response. It takes courage to be real with others… in owning one’s own feelings and allowing that for others.
For a healthy person, the balance of a relationship is voluntary free-flowing cooperation that is comfortable, secure and feels good built on mutual pleasure and satisfaction. Every once in a while, there is experienced a discord period of issues, but solving problems through cooperation and resolution together will get the relationship back to balance, which is comfortable. Then the intimacy is heightened and people go back to their balanced state of being content and satisfied with one another. Relationships are not built upon what might be considered risk-taking because intimacy allows for an energy flow to be clear in oneself…without projection. There is trust in the process.
In a healthy relationship, there is rational trust—that the person will always act in accordance with their nature as a human being, and they will eventually act in accordance with their natural free-flowing preferences in life. In-other-words, the people involved act from their humanity and this supports their healthy choices.
Healthy people know how to responsibly get out of relationships as well. Relationships also take emotional trust and a building of safety which deepens emotional intimacy. If you realize that a relationship is not going where it feels comfortable, you don’t have to commit yourself anymore into it. Until we know that we can get out of a relationship when we choose to do so, we will never be free to choose to stay in one. And when there is not choice, we can never be free to love fully. Love is free expression of choice in being with another or others as well as recognizing the energy that is in all of Creation. It’s important to love in a natural, uncoerced way. If we are coercing ourselves because we feel there is no way out, then there is fear of how to get out…which can lead to the possibility of creating a disease to escape and die, or wishing the other would get sick and die.
A healthy relationship is socially integrated . Healthy people don’t lose themselves in a relationship—“I am me, you are you and we are us.” For partners, there is “my social life, the other’s social life and our social life together,” as well.
Make your close relationships psychologically visible: We bring out different parts of others and ourselves in a relationship. If we can tell the other how we see them and what we think and feel without being critical, if we can tell them what they mean to us, give appreciations and gratitude, we are opening a flow of safety and depth that invites full participation in the relationship. We want to be able to bring out the best in our relationships, and we want the other to bring out the best in us. This is not an obligation but the natural flow of healthy connections. Without this, relationships become stagnate, and can wither and die.
As the world is rapidly changing and new paradigms of relationships are being created, remember that using the belief work and other techniques in ThetaHealing to bring ourselves in alignment, will expedite the direction of our health and well being in more fulfilling ways.
May we all be abundant in healthy, loving relationships.
In Creator’s love and blessings,
Scientists Discover Quadruple Helix: Four Strand DNA In Human Cells
Decades after scientists described our “chemical code” of life using the double helix DNA, researchers have discovered four-stranded DNA within human cells. The structures are called G-quadruplexes, because they form in regions of DNA that are full of guanine, one of the DNA molecule’s four building blocks
Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes
Originally these epigenetic changes were believed to occur only during fetal development. But pioneering studies showed that molecular bric-a-brac could be added to DNA in adulthood, setting off a cascade of cellular changes resulting in cancer. According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA... adults of every ethnicity who grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents — all carry with them more than just memories... our experiences, and those of our forebears, are never gone, even if they have been forgotten. They become a part of us, a molecular residue holding fast to our genetic scaffolding. The DNA remains the same, but psychological and behavioral tendencies are inherited. You might have inherited not just your grandmother’s knobby knees, but also her predisposition toward depression caused by the neglect she suffered as a newborn. The mechanisms of behavioral epigenetics underlie not only deficits and weaknesses but strengths and resiliencies, too. The genome has long been known as the blueprint of life, but the epigenome is life’s Etch A Sketch: Shake it hard enough, and you can wipe clean the family curse.
Scientist discover the real function of the Appendix
Scientists from the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina say following a severe bout of cholera or dysentery, which can purge the gut of bacteria essential for digestion, the reserve good bacteria emerge from the appendix to take up the role.
ANIMALS AND MAMMALS
Prominent Scientists declare animals have conscious awareness like humans
An international group of prominent scientists, cognitive scientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists, and computational neuroscientists — all of whom were attending the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and Non-Human Animals signed in the presence of Stephen Hawking, the The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus.
The new technique, developed by Teruhiko Wakayama of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, was so successful that it resulted in well over two dozen generations of re-cloned mice. Moreover, the cloning efficiency did not decrease over the course of those generations, and the project was allowed to continue indefinitely (and in fact, the project is still going!). In all, nearly 600 viable offspring were produced from a single donor mouse. The experiment started seven years ago and it is considered the largest cloning project using a mammal to date.
Elif Bilgin, 16 year old from Turkey, developed a way to replace petroleum-based plastic with Banana peels
The Google Science Fair has recently awarded this teen $50,000 as part of the Science in Action Award. It took many trials and only in her last two attempts was she able to make a product that would not decay, even though it came from a fully benign, organic substance that most of us throw away. From her research, Bilgin learned that starch and cellulose are used in other ways in the bioplastic industry (such as from mango skins) and she was hoping to develop something that could take the place of the many petroleum based plastics that we use today, which are harmful to our health and bad for the environment. She believes her banana-based bio plastic could be used for things like insulating electric cables or in cosmetic prostheses.
The Process Used to make Toilet Paper White is toxic
Chlorine dioxide is used to bleach the wood. This process leads to the creation of cancer-causing chemicals like dioxins and furans, which not only enter the air but also waterways, soil and the food chain. Exposure to even low levels of dioxins has been linked to hormone alterations, immune system impairments, reduced fertility, birth defects and other reproductive problems. At this point, virtually everyone has some level of dioxins stored in their body fat and the chemical has been detected all over the world, including the Arctic and Antarctic. If you purchase toilet paper, look for non-bleached varieties or those with the following labels:
*TCF (Totally Chlorine-Free): Paper produced without chlorine or chlorine derivatives
*PCF (Processed Chlorine-Free): Contains recycled content produced without elemental chlorine or derivatives, but the original fiber components bay have been bleached with chlorine