ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday February 21st from 10:45 to 4:45 where we will do a mini-class on relationships and love called, “Loving Myself, Loving Another”. I realize that Valentine’s day will be over, but love and relationships won’t…this is an excellent opportunity to re-access, re-evaluate or re-commit within all our relationships and with ourselves in a safe and sacred space. I have not presented this class in many years, and when I did, we had profound and touching experiences with people asking for another day to play.
The cost is $53 for the day’s event which includes a 35-page workbook that I created six years ago. This indexed, well-organized, and jam-packed workbook includes many beliefs and teachings for each level of relationships from Creator to divorces. I have gathered notes from many of Vianna’s webcasts between 2007 and 2009. I have also included many other relationship authors who I respect in the field. This workbook is a work from my heart to anyone who has it. It will be emailed to those who prepay through paypal by Wednesday the 18th, which is the last date to RSVP if you’re coming as well.
I welcome all students of ThetaHealing®Technique. Besides having time to work on yourself, remember that the more you practice, the better practitioner you will become, and the more that ThetaHealing®Technique 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.
NEWS FROM THE THETAHEALING INSTITUTE OF KNOWLEDGE
The ThetaHealing Institute® has upgraded its website, and there are new rules for practitioners and teachers. Instead of using ThetaHealing®, please add Technique or Modality after. It is no longer a noun but an adjective. This is to help protect the trademark so it doesn't become generic with other modalities, like Kleenex did. Everyone calls tissue paper, Kleenex, and it lost it's trademark. We want to keep the modality pure and protect all of us who use this wonderful healing art.
As a practitioner, you can create a profile at www.thetahealing.com. You cannot use ThetaHealing as part of your URL unless you have had it this way for years. You can use whatever fits for you in being creative.
If you do other modalities, you need to keep ThetaHealing® Modality on a separate page from them so there isn't confusion on what is being presented. This is to keep things pure for all involved.
ACCREDITED THETAHEALING WORKSHOPS
All courses are accredited by the ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge® and can be applied toward the ThetaHealing® Master program. If you have not taken the Basic or Advanced in 5 years. you are due for renewal in order to keep the name ThetaHealing®Technique on your website or practice. Discounts are given if under 5 years. More information at http://www.thetadnaactivation.com/workshops.html
Basic-February 27-March 1st, Friday-Sunday in Santa Rosa, CA
Basic-May 1st -3rd, Friday-Sunday in Bishop, CA.
Advanced- March 27-29th 2015 Friday-Sunday in Santa Rosa, CA
Abundance and Manifestation- May 30th -31st, Saturday-Sunday in Santa Rosa, CA
by Holly Repenn
As many of you know, I usually start my Blog for the Soul with a quick astology report that I research. Well, I want to welcome Mosiac astrology’s monthly report just for this newsletter. I’m so excited that Holly RePenn, who did my birthday transit and progression last month and who I feel a deep resonance with, was open to sharing her expertise and style of understanding the cosmos’ movement in affecting our lives. Holly can be reached for consultations in how your chart fits into the scheme of things at email@example.com Or visit her beautiful site, http://hollyrepenn.net or check out her FB page https://www.facebook.com/mosaicastrology
February 2015 Mosaic Astrology patterns
Against the backdrop of ongoing challenges to correct and expand our world-view, the month begins with a Full Moon in Leo on February 3rd. Emerging revelations allow us to identify a fundamental "error in our thinking" that has kept us repeating painful patterns…over and over and over. The error most likely relates to arrogance, judging tendencies, and an over emphasis on distinguishing ourselves rather than integrating and immersing ourselves in the universal flow. Old resentments may now be replaced with empathetic understanding. Cosmic circumstances are ripe for erasing long-standing Karmic debts and the pain that accompanies those. With expanding emotional capacity and broader perspectives, February focuses us on the active process of freeing ourselves to experience a different kind of future.
On February 11th Mercury’s three weeks in retrograde motion ends. It ends emphatically with an unexpected development that has cathartic effects. There is a washing away of the “old and no longer useful” that results in fresher, more buoyant and resilient possibilities.
On February 17th we must make further adjustments to emerging inner freedoms that feel new and unfamiliar. We have the opportunity to begin to heal and integrate long lost aspects of ourselves as we begin to vibrate more in sync with our natural rhythms.
On February 18th there is a new Moon in the critical 29th degree of Aquarius, just minutes before the Sun transits into the sign of Pisces. Now a seed is planted that will grow into the ability to use our more empathic feelings toward others (and toward ourselves) to connect our lives with other’s lives. The energy is positive, encouraging, unifying rather than separating. It greatly magnifies our potential and positive impact on the world. As the Sun moves into Pisces, it is easier to connect with a consistent flow of inspiration and transcendent healing influences. Artistic urges emerge as we interpreting everyday images through a softer lens. Hardened feelings dissolve allowing self-love to fill the emptied space. All that is required is our focus and receptivity to change. The universe is working with us now.
On February 19th Mars enters the sign of Aries as we feel a surge of energy to initiate something new. Confidence surges as we feel as though we’re "come home to” our true selves. Feeling progressively more comfortable in our new skin we are energized to play some kind of leading role. The very next day, February 20th, Venus moves into the sign of Aries. Now traveling together, Venus and Mars initiate new kinds of relationships based on the more authentic version of the self we are growing into. Potentially these relationships are more balanced than those we’ve previously experienced. "Give and take" flows more smoothly. We may know instinctively when to be forceful and when to soften into a more receptive mode. Forceful actions are now infused with charm, beauty, and kindness. They’re perceived as non-threatening and therefore more likely to be effective.
At the end of February the effects of the Full Moon in Leo that occurred on February 3rd come full circle. We are triggered in ways that require a major adjustment and realignment between what has, up until now, been firmly established in our life and our expanding capacity for treating ourselves kindly. Some old arrangement may need to end.
BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Though this is the month of Love with Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, it’s a great time to deal with issues of the heart. I decided that I wanted to write about another angle of our human experience that is also heartful…grief. This is a very profound and compassionate topic. Having been one of the first Hospice volunteers in my county back in the late 70’s, I learned so much about grief counseling, presence and the boundless compassion that is available in working with those who stay earthbound after the transition of a loved one.
Some people go through life and never have anyone close to them die or feel a great loss that would register as a death-like stress…divorce, loss of house etc. I’m not one of those. I’ve known death inside and out, even to the extent of going through NDEs so I’m seasoned with transitions. Yes, most of us know that death is a transition and most of us have many experiences of ‘mini-deaths’ throughout our life.
It’s hard to imagine not having grief as part of human experience, which is different than human condition. We are not grief…we are not our feelings or emotions…but we sure have a lot of them from day to day. Grief is one of the five basic human emotions (love, joy/happiness, anger, fear, grief) which cannot be eliminated in a general way through digging. You cannot teach a person that all their grief is complete and they can now move forward.
When a close person (or animal) dies, particularly a partner, spouse, or family member who has a connection to our DNA (we exchange DNA knowledge through sexual relationships with a partner or spouse), did you know that our cells cry in the ‘letting go’ process?
We often judge our more difficult feelings or emotions as being positive or negative, or what we should or should not feel as a critical assessment issue. First, I want to say that if we want to move out of duality consciousness into unity consciousness, polarizing feelings is not the way to do it. When we stop critically judging our emotions from a consciousness of good and bad, a duality perspective, and allow them to signal us into their true message--a call to go or journey within--we will come to a place of gentleness and self acceptance of all that we are a part of.
Secondly, the words--‘ to judge’, ‘judgment’, and ‘judging’- have some interesting angles of definition and can be viewed as criticizing something or someone, or assessing with discernment. One needs to feel into the words to know whether it carries an ‘edge’ or not. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ way to grieve.
For me, I don’t know what I don’t know often …it’s a big part of my life… and what I thought was complete in my feeling world around grief has many times resurfaced and totally surprised me. So I nestle in with that part of myself who is still experiencing those tender and emotionally vulnerable feelings, and just love myself while I’m crying knowing that ‘this too shall pass.’ I can’t be someplace else than where I’m at with my feelings, and the more gently I approach this, the more compassion grows for both myself and towards others.
Can you see how the virtues build and come forth from these deeper expressions of our humanity? Our goal, as practitioners, is to help our clients accept where they (or ourselves) are at in the process of grieving, to allow for the rising and falling of the waves that will come at unexpected times and to help guide the digging to dissolve those internal critical obligations of how others view our grief , how we are hard on ourselves around our own grief, or when the process needs to be over. Grief or grieving isn’t a happening.
Some of the beliefs that I’ve seen come up around this are:
I have to measure how I’m doing (or feeling) according to others standards.
My feelings have to be judged (criticized) by others to make them valid for me.
(These are externalized positions not coming from one’s own core values.)
I have to hold back my grief to make others comfortable in my presence.
(an obligatory position with a ‘caretaker/pleaser, mode of operation)
I judge myself against others’ comments or assessments to stay in better alignment with myself.
(Why not be aligned through All That IS?)
I’m never allowed to feel grief or I’ll be shamed.
(Here’s a childhood origin for sure)
Grieving is weakness.
(What about grieving as strength in being human and accepting our humanity?)
All grief is being in survival mode.
(This is a critical assessment statement. It doesn’t have to be survival mode at all unless it’s triggered grief… discussed later in this blog)
My feelings have to be judged (criticized) by me to be real.
(trace the origin of this)
All judgment is criticism.
(not all is…don’t we make judgments in whether we want to wear certain colors, eat certain foods, dress a particular style, whether to cross the street as traffic is approaching or go through a yellow light? These are judgment calls and they are not critical or criticizing assessments.)
You can turn these beliefs into downloads or change the belief, but I think that it's a good idea to 'dig' on them, and release how they might serve you that is supportive.
I studied Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s work in the 70’s as part of taking courses in Death and Dying in college, and her work has been expanded on since then. Grief goes through stages, though not linear, so maybe dimensions of grief might be more appropriate. There are 7 dimensions (notice the number…7 is a big one in ThetaHealing modality)-- shock, denial, anger, guilt, sorrow and depression, acceptance. and engaging in life. Notice all the feelings and emotions that are involved. This is a healthy evolvement in allowing the movement of grief.
Sometimes present grief triggers unresolved grief so the person or client is barely able to stay functional, or becomes non-functional, or ‘holds’ the person who died on a pedestal or as an angel…martyr paradigm, or creates illness for themselves out of regrets, internalized shame or anger. These kinds of triggered grief responses, as they are really about something in the past, most likely childhood issues where crying, grief, or other feelings weren’t allowed, or repressed issues, do need to be worked through and resolved so healthy, flowing grief can be released in what occurred in the present.
When we grieve, we are in a process of releasing (rather than holding onto), we allow awakened consciousness, empathy, love, compassion, support, caring and many other virtues to enter into the situation. Grief, like all our feelings and emotions, allows for our core, authentic presence to be fully available as powerful, self-expressive, accountable, and sacred energy.
Isn’t this self-love?
Happy Valentines to our beloved selves!
Prominent medical expert, like Doctor Maurice Renard and others, discovered that that recipients of heart transplants are inheriting donors’ memories and consequently report huge changes in their tastes, their personality, and, most extraordinarily, in their emotional memories. Today new science is testing the theory that the heart is involved in our feelings. So what have they discovered so far?
Kindness and compassion heal
An extensive scientific literature review sponsored by Dignity Health and conducted by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University reveals a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates kindness holds the power to heal. when patients are treated with kindness -- when there is an effort made to get to know them, empathize with them, communicate with them, listen to them and respond to their needs -- it can lead to the following outcomes: faster healing of wounds, reduced pain, reduced anxiety, reduced blood pressure, and shorter hospital stays.
Everything is Energy-nothing is solid
Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in milliseconds, over and over again. Nothing is solid. They have proven that thoughts are what put together and hold together this ever-changing energy field into the ‘objects’ that we see. So why do we see a person instead of a flashing cluster of energy? Your set of senses perceives the sea of energy from a certain limited standpoint and makes up an image from that. It is not complete, nor is it accurate. It is just an interpretation. All of our interpretations are solely based on the ‘internal map’ of reality that we have, and not the real truth. Our ‘map’ is a result of our personal life’s collective experiences. Our thoughts are linked to this invisible energy and they determine what the energy forms. Your thoughts literally shift the universe on a particle-by-particle basis to create your physical life.
Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds
Dr. Emeran Mayer, a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, thinks the bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we're growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we're adults. Mayer found that the connections between brain regions differed depending on which species of bacteria dominated a person's gut. That suggests that the specific mix of microbes in our guts might help determine what kinds of brains we have — how our brain circuits develop and how they're wired. The vagus nerve is the highway of communication between what's going on in the gut and what's going on in the brain. Gut microbes may also communicate with the brain in other ways, scientists say, by modulating the immune system or by producing their own versions of neurotransmitters. The idea is that probiotic treatments may alter what we call the microbiome and then may contribute to an improvement of psychiatric symptoms.
The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life
Peter Rhee at the University of Arizona, Tucson with Samuel Tisherman, at the University of Maryland, College Park have shown that it’s possible to keep bodies in ‘suspended animation’ for hours at a time. The procedure, so far tested on animals, is about as radical as any medical procedure comes: it involves draining the body of its blood and cooling it more than 20C below normal body temperature. Once the injury is fixed, blood is pumped once again through the veins, and the body is slowly warmed back up. “As the blood is pumped in, the body turns pink right away
Scientists Just Created Crystals That Make Breathing Underwater A Possibility
Working out of the University of Southern Denmark the group has uncovered crystalline materials that are capable of pulling oxygen out of both air and water -which could eventually mark the end of the need to carry around large air tanks. The revolutionary crystalline material can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations, then control its release time depending on what the user needs. This new discovery could even benefit deep sea divers, giving them superhero-like abilities to stay submerged for extended periods of time without an air tank.