ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be a DIGGING BOOTCAMP on Saturday, APRIL 6TH. Do you want to know some different ways to dig and get lots of practice? This one-day practicum will give you the means to play with digging techniques. You will be given the DVD by Vianna, “Digging and Belief work,” and a written transcript of it. I will demonstrate the different techniques on a participant in front of the group, and then everyone will spend a day digging out their issues with facilitation when needed.
I welcome all students of ThetaHealing®. This Bootcamp will go from 11 to 4:30 with a 45-minute organic potluck at my home in Santa Rosa. The cost is $98 (non refundable and non-transferable, and needs to be prepaid by FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH so that materials are available. Please contact me of your interest.
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.
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.htm
All classes taught by ThetaHealing® Master, Judy Dragon
March 22-24th Advanced Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA.
[partial scholarship available before the 9th …details at link]
April 20-21st Manifestation & Abundance in Santa Rosa, CA.
May 17-19th Basic Workshop in Santa Rosa, CA.
BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Hi to All:
Spring is coming. I’ve felt it most of February as I had five fruit trees planted, the yard cleaned up and my tulips brought their colorful heads up from the clay dirt. The clocks spring forward on the 10th in most of the country. I, for one, like longer days though I understand it does a number to our circadian cycles (article below).
We are also in the midst of a Mercury Retrograde until the 17th. This is good time to rethink things out, to reevaluate our positions. This is not a good time to sign contracts or set forth business opportunities. Oftentimes, communications break down during mercury retrogrades beside computers, car and other mechanical appliances. Moon in Leo trine Uranus signifies that for the next few weeks there could be quite a lot of emotional breakthroughs and spiritual growth if you allow time on the inner to let things arise. Mercury retrograde in Pisces allow for the opportunity to release deeply-buried, old, and limiting beliefs, which can more easily come to the surface. What a great time to get in touch with the perspective of a healthy self.
We’re also in a five month Saturn retrograde. Since Saturn is about rules, regulations and commitments, this is an opportune time to examine and reevaluate how our power structure works from the inside out….like are we too restrictive on ourselves with a million rules to follow and commitments to handle, or do we let people walk all over us and tell us what to do? This is good time to clean up your boundaries in what really works for us and start to say ‘no’ if we’re not use to doing this. (let that inner two year old have some space)
And what about our values compared to outside standards? We are often placed in situations where expectations are felt from family, friends, work, and society. What do we do with this without letting go of your values or what we truly want? We often outgrow old constructs of ‘rules’, and this retrograde helps us to highlight and discern some of those outmoded ways of being regulated or regulating others. It’s about letting go of old limitations. It’s time to place ourselves first as being a priority in our life without feeling guilty or egotistical. We can learn to delegate and create the support we need for the projects that are most important to us. We are getting a chance to see what we can handle on our own with maturity.
I’ve already had some readily-available opportunities to feel the effects of the Saturn retrograde and how to work with this. One of the big concepts in ThetaHealing is to use unconditional advice when working with clients. What does that mean exactly?
As healing practitioners, we are often asked what should a person or client do in a situation. We are asked for advice, but to be unconditional means that we tell them what we hear from All That Is, not from our personal opinion or our ego understanding. This is not an easy concept to fully ‘get’ or practice when we care so much about someone getting better. It’s often difficult to remember that we are not responsible if a client improves only that we showed up present and did the very best we could in facilitating a session and healing. We are responsible for being the best witness we can be as we evolve. The healing is between Creator and the client.
And outside the role of a healing practitioner, how many of you are parents, friends to others (that includes most of us) or caregivers to others who like to tell their children, friends or clients how to do things and what is not working in a situation for them? Ok, how many of you are being asked by these people for your opinion or advice? Or are you volunteering this? There is a real fine balance between feeling held back in being present for others and ways to communicate that offers opportunities for support of needs that can be met due to requests rather than unsolicited advice.
Recently, I emailed someone around business information who is quite familiar with ThetaHealing and how it works. In their return email to me, the person asked how I was doing in this new year. I decided to answer allowing for more emotional vulnerability and authenticity to rule instead of ‘everything is peachy keen’ response since I’ve known the person for a long time…not real intimately, but I definitely get who the person is and felt safety in being real. What I wrote was about being very challenged for the last two years in what I was going through on many levels. It wasn’t from a place of being a victim to it but being honest. I shared how I was doing belief work every day to move through this.
What I received back was, “What is all of this teaching you? What have you learned from the high vibration? How is it serving you? What is it doing good for you?
This surprised me. I felt a little judged, as if I was being told that I hadn’t done my work like I should and that I hadn’t asked those questions and answered them particularly since I had written that part of my self-care was working on myself daily. I knew that the person was attempting to be supportive, and I addressed this in my response in letting the person know that I get that with a big heart, there is caring, but I didn’t ask for advice…I was just being more emotionally vulnerable, and those were the basic questions I used every day to clear. Instantaneous healings have happened to me before, but this was a process not a happening.
The person responded that by asking me those questions, it was thought that it would help bring to light any hidden issues I had so we could work together to clear. I had never worked with the person on my issues before nor would I have asked or felt comfortable. My journey is not a common one that I’d let anyone work with me…it’s very sacred and complicated. And we didn’t have that kind of relationship anyways.
The person stated that they didn’t mean any offense but thought an outsider might be able to trigger up the issue better. I had to laugh when I read that. Being hypersensitive means triggers can just be as easy as waking up in the morning feeling overly sensitive in my body. My body talks to me like a child does to its mother when it’s hungry. I’ve been in deep appreciation of learning what nurtures me in finding ways to avoid too much stimulus. I know that this period of my life will soon be over, but this person didn’t…it was a response to thinking I’m suffering and how she can help or fix it. Being seen as a victim was the furthest from my mind in attempting to relay my challenge, but when people come from different family backgrounds and areas of the country where it’s culturally ingrained that a helping hand is giving unsolicited advice along with a cooked meal, there are very different communication skills and boundaries that operate.
This is where the unsolicited advice could have been changed into asking me what I needed rather than assuming I hadn’t covered this. This is where a process is honored by asking, “Since you work on yourself a great deal (the person knew this), what more can be done to support you?” I knew that the person wanted to help me in whatever way they could, but in not being asked, the questions were presumptuous in what I needed because the person also didn’t know all the details involved with the levels of my process and my earlier background. In my responses, I eventually shared some of this to allow for an understanding of how much was missing from their perspective of the situation.
I learned a great deal from this correspondence, in looking more at where I do this in personal relationships. I know I attempt to keep things very clean/professional during sessions with clients, but it’s easy to fall back into old ways when I’m really comfortable with my friends and particularly my grown children. I keep watching my communication asking, “How can I be there for you? What do you need? How can this work for us mutually? Do you want my opinion? Can I share a suggestion?” I attempt to open up options allowing the other person space to participate without being assumptive.
Being an intuitive often means I can ‘see’ what they need or want or what’s going on if I tune in that way, but it’s essential for them to communicate this to me. I personally dislike being told what I feel or think particularly when I didn’t ask. I’ll never forget a man I use to dance with who had a level of psychic abilities and could sometimes read people’s thoughts as he told me what I was thinking crossing a street to go to dinner with him. I felt so invaded. He could control this…it’s a boundary violation. And that’s why in the digging work, though I might see the bottom belief, I need to ask the questions to allow the client to get there so they can fully ‘grok’ or embody it. I’ve even witnessed helping a person dig down and not only did they get to the bottom beliefs, but they so totally got their pattern that it dissolved and cleared all the other beliefs without me changing anything. All of this is a practiced skill and art.
This whole situation was a wonderful opportunity to work with the energies of the Saturn retrograde around boundaries and the shadow of the Mercury retrograde about communication. And it takes both an inside and outside job, clearing and communicating, to make the change.
Wishing you each a month of celebrations and easy changes…St. Patrick’s day, the Spring Equinox, Easter, and Passover.
Daylight Savings Time messes with your body clock
In 2007, the journal, BMC Biology, combined surveys from 55,000 people in central Europe with data on 50 individuals' sleeping and wakefulness patterns for eight weeks around the shifts to and from daylight saving time. The researchers found people never fully adjust their circadian rhythms to the hour shift associated with daylight saving time (or, as it is known in Europe, summer time). Springing ahead by an hour, however, was most difficult for night owls — people prone to wake up and go to sleep late, they found.
Healing the Planet through Safer Environmental Practices
One of our new ThetaHealers, Maggie Sergio, has brought her years of knowledge and research with her writing skills to address an important issue around wildlife conservation and pesticides, particularly the impact that rat poisons (rodenticides) have on the environment and wildlife in the Huffington Post. She has personally been present and held many hawks and owls that have died of secondary poisoning. Thank you, Maggie, for your contribution in making this planet a safer place to be.
Most Plastic Products Release Estrogenic Chemicals: A Potential Health Problem That Can Be Solved
Our data suggest that EA (estrogenic activity) -free plastic products exposed to common-use stresses and extracted by saline and ethanol solvents could be cost-effectively made on a commercial scale and thereby eliminate a potential health risk posed by most currently available plastic products that leach chemicals having EA into food products.
The Art of Rock Balancing
Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.
Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter
A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. Dancing integrates several brain functions at once, increasing your connectivity. Dancing simultaneously involves kinesthetic, rational, musical and emotional processes.
Dangers of Children’s Motrin
The family of a Plymouth-area girl who nearly died and was left legally blind after taking one of the country’s most common household medicines, Children’s Motrin, was awarded $63 million by a Massachusetts jury that found health care giant Johnson & Johnson failed to warn patients adequately about the painkiller’s potential side effects. Within days, doctors determined she suffered from Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, an extremely rare and painful skin disorder caused by adverse reaction to some medications, including ibuprofen. Known as TEN, it is the most severe form of a more common skin disorder, called Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. A 20 minute video worth watching .
or the 5 minute rendition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAiUE06s_TE