ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday, November 14th from 11 to 1:30 with an organic potluck after. The theme is “Supporting emotions to surface to help the client get down the rabbit hole.” We will do body scans and digging. The cost is $30 and all money goes to the Grant/scholarship fund. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, November 11th.
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.
I am considering creating and facilitating a twice a month group for women who want support in dealing with childhood sexual abuse issues (this will include physical, sexual, ritual or gov’t abuse). What I envision is that it will be similar to a 12 Step group in sharing your strength, courage and hope, with no cross talk nor suggestions to other participants unless a participant asks for it specifically. Shares have limited time decided by the group. Facilitation is for safety of the group.
There can be specific topics being discussed like self-care skills, development of safety and emotional vulnerability in a group context and with others, self love and acceptance, relationships, PTSD, body memories, dealing with abreation, flooding of emotions and feelings, boundaries, the challenges that have been overcome, having a place to talk about what is happening on the inner world (memories or parts) w/o needing to go into graphic details, the forgiveness process, authenticity, and an understanding of the stages of healing.
It will either be Tuesday or Wednesday between 11 AM and 12:45 PST or in the evenings from 7 to 8:45 PM PST for $25 each gathering at my home with a minimum commitment of 4 times to create a sense of group bonding. This is open for those who are ThetaHealers or clients of ThetaHealers. There will be light refreshments served.
I will need to have spoken with any participant first to make sure that there is enough presence and conscious awareness of self to allow the group to be cohesive and stable. If you have suggestions in what you’d like to get out of these gatherings or what some of your needs might be in participating in a group like this, please let me know…I’m open to suggestions. There will be no more than 8 people. I can check to see if it might work to have some people online though it would probably be better in person. If this interests you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar for my big annual Solstice gathering next month, December 19th from 11 to 4. Details will be in December’s newsletter.
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 on your website or practice. Discounts are given if under 5 years. More information at http://www.thetadnaactivation.com/workshops.html
Basic- December 4-6th; Friday-Sunday
Basic- February 5-7th, 2016; Friday-Sunday
Advanced- March 11-13th; Friday-Sunday
Certified Electives weekend
Manifestation and Abundance- April 15-16th; Friday-Saturday
Digging Deeper-April 17-18th; Sunday-Monday
BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Quote of the month:
“A fact of life, we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy.”~Catherine Pulsifer
It’s fall… a cool, crisp scent is finally occurring as the leaves of season hues-- crimson red, burnt orange, yellow, browns—cover the scorched lawns to compost the ground. What we humans call death as a species, which is often feared, is the very expected and accepted cycles of letting go in nature. Even today, being El Dia de los Muertos (November 1-2), the Mexican festival of celebrating dead relatives with their families, becomes a time of appreciation of past cycles of connection with the dead.
Around the first week of October, I was thinking of a past relationship with my former Jin Shin Jyutsu teacher (similar to acupuncture without the needles), someone who I took tutorials with for 20 years between 1979 to 1999. I had not really thought about her for many years as I parted ways in 1999.
I had oddly, and out-of-the-blue, that day thought to myself in that moment, “What if Pam died? Would I go to her funeral? No.” I continued my stream of thought, “There is no reason when I can talk to her spirit and soul through Creator. I have no connection with her family, and I’m not connected to the Jin Shin people in my area that I feel comfortable in seeing there. No one would really understand, anyways, why I left her ‘side’.”
We had a unique relationship. Pam channeled so much information about this very amazing 6th Plane healing art, and I helped her ground some of it as she often had problems bringing the formless into form though words in logical sequence though she could draw it…she was a very creative woman. She made VHS tapes and booklets, initially, of her work and classes, and then later changed them to DVD format. Bringing this work to humanity was her passion, mission and purpose. She had worked with Mary Burmeister, the Japanese-American master teacher of Jin Shin Jyutsu since the mid ‘60’s, and attempted to carry it forth when she left the corporate structure after Mary retired in the early ‘90’s.
She would give me 45 minute treatments each Friday for all those years, something I felt I couldn’t live without, completely dependent on her to create balance and harmony for my body, mind and spirit through her focused awareness of the energy patterns. And I would spend 2-3 hours giving her sessions each week. It was what she required from me to study with her along with all my notes organized, taking her classes, and over 100 flow routes memorized along with their safety keys (points).
We were also friends. I knew her partner and family, and she knew all of mine. As her inner world became more chaotic from being unable to fully deal with her undiagnosed Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, once known as multiple personality disorder) from severe childhood trauma, my relationship became more difficult with her as my personal healing journey progressed. I realized that there was an imbalance in the relationship, that I was being very co-dependent and had entered a hierarchal structure of her comparing me to other practitioners she would tutor creating an energy of favoritism and manipulation to get what she wanted from whomever it was directed at. I do not share this out of resentment, but of recognition of the pattern I engaged in, being the ‘pleaser’, in wanting to be acknowledged, accepted and appreciated at the time. I didn’t ‘own’ myself.
In the late 80’s and early 90’s, she would call me at 4 AM crying and in panic, with little kid voices changing as she was afraid that she was going to die from the pain and past internal trauma. She wanted me to calm and soothe her and her parts. She would have repressed memories surface but could hardly deal with them. We’d be on the phone for sometimes 1.5 hours. I had 4 children asleep and had to get up later to work.
She had difficult body memories, rashes, severe migraines, vomiting, and nausea, often increasing to mini-strokes; and by the late 90’s, partial blindness. All the while, day and night, she would be doing Jin Shin on herself. We were both OCD’d around treating ourselves daily.
Pam had met Vianna being in the first class in California with me in ’98. Several months later at a social event, Vianna saw some of her inner aspects describing to me the three strange crusted parts in her eyes that had been discovered the week prior when I did hypnotherapy on Pam. I did free sessions to help Pam ‘see’ the truths of her life because I cared, but parts of her would forget what was revealed due to the dissociation mechanism or take advantage of my care and empathy expecting that I would integrate this into the treatments all the time…and of course, my boundaries needed massive improvement because no one can take advantage of anyone if they are clear of their needs and limits.
After another stroke, her blindness had worsened, and her partner had asked me to come ‘sit’ with her while she did some errands to make sure that Pam stayed safe and could get around the house. So I agreed to just be present as a friend…though Pam’s expectation was different. She wanted a Jin Shin session, and I wouldn’t do it. One of her parts came out lecturing, and then screamed at me attempting to infuse guilt and authority over me. That was the ‘straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back…my limits had been crossed. I didn’t allow anyone to be disrespectful to me in that way…it was so blatant…so in my face.
When her partner returned, I left without saying what occurred, and that was the last time I worked with Pam, ending the relationship completely without saying anything else. I was clear that this old pattern would not be resolved with further communication, because I couldn’t trust who might show up within Pam to remember or discuss it…such is often the nature of DID.
Two days after that inner dialogue had streamed through my thoughts on deciding not to attend a funeral if Pam died, my friend and Jin Shin client of over 30 years, called to say that Pam had passed away about 5 days prior. I was surprised… but not really. My friend was crying, sharing her journey in relationship to Pam as she also studied with her. I held space and listened knowing I would take space and time to speak with Pam the next day.
I could hear Pam’s unique laugh as I tuned into her through the 7th Plane. She was happy…no more pain…as she had suffered so much all her life, the enormous brutality of her childhood and then her body holding back the memories, the intensity of internalized pressure and compression of it all.
Pam told me she felt that I understood the Jin Shin more than most and had been sad that I didn’t want to be a teacher. (I had shared with her in ’97 that I was told within that something else was coming for me, but I didn’t know what. Vianna showed up in my life the following year, and I knew that was my next step.) Pam kept saying that she couldn’t go where I went in my process and what I had offered her in healing. She feared it would be too much to look at her life and also attempt to complete her mission (her Divine Timing) in bringing her work about Jin Shin to the world before she left. And she accomplished that and was so happy to bring it to the planet.
She had lived from such a deep paradigm of suffering and sacrifice that couldn’t be rectified. Such is what happens with unhealed childhood abuse without the commitment to heal on all levels…the story of what I call spiritual or emotional bypassing. I truly understood her in those moments, and any judgment that was there, as I had worked on clearing my issues about her through the years, dropped into a sea of clarity as we ‘spoke’ to each other.
I did not go to the services. I felt complete.
And so to the woman who totally dedicated herself to download a rich and deep awareness of the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, her legacy lives on to help this planet be more harmonious and flowing into that Main Central flow of Creation.
I extracted possible beliefs from the story. Energy test yourself for the below beliefs, change beliefs if applicable, dig and/or use Creator's teachings.
I'm afraid of death.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can accept that there are endless cycles of experiences.
I understand through Creator that there are only new beginnings.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can I understand transitions knowing All That Is is always with me.
I have to take care of another so I can get my needs met
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can check in with my own needs
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can live w/o making myself a bargain chip to take care of another in order to have my needs met by myself.
I have to please another in order to know that I am worthy of acknowledgement, acceptance and appreciation.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I am worthy, deserving and good enough to care for my needs in keeping myself a priority in my own life.
I’m responsible for saving another from their own pain.
I know what it feels like, how to, when to, that it’s possible, that I can and do participate by choice in another’s life knowing Creator is the healer.
I am unclear with my boundaries in working with clients and friends .
I have Creator’s definition of clear boundaries and my understanding is aligned with Creator’s.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can create clear boundaries in working with friends and clients.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can respect myself so I can model my boundaries to others.
It serves me to allow others to take advantage of me.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can step out of being victimized by taking care of my own needs.
I can only move on in a relationship when someone screams at (disrespects) me.
I know what it feels like, how to, when to, that it’s possible, that I do and can be aware of disrespect at any level of a relationship.
I know what it feels like, how to, when to, that it’s possible, that I do and can address another’s disrespect in a relationship by knowing my own boundaries, needs and wants.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can live w/o disrespecting my own limits.
I give myself away to be appreciated, acknowledged, and accepted.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can be the source of my own validation in taking time for self care
I have to suffer and sacrifice in order to complete my mission, divine timing.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can know the joy of what I came here to give to the planet without creating hardships.
Happiness only comes when I'm dead.
I know what it feels like, how to, that it’s possible, that I do and can be alive in happiness discovering it arising from myself.
Most Dying People Are ‘Visited’ By Dead Friends In Their Last Hours
Scientists from Canisius College, New York wrote, “As participants approached death, comforting dreams/visions of the deceased became more prevalent…The impact of pre-death experiences on dying individuals and their loved ones can be profoundly meaningful…These visions can occur months, weeks, days, or hours before death and typically lessen fear of dying, making transition from life to death easier for those experiencing them.”
New Study Confirms: 'We Become Friends With Genetically Similar People
The researchers analyzed the genome of 1,932 people and compared pairs of friends with pairs of strangers. There was no biological affinity among all these people, but only the difference in the level of social relations between them. On average, according to the study, a friend of ours has a genetic affinity comparable to our fourth cousin, which means that we share about 1% of our genes our friends. Focusing on individual genes, the research shows that friends are more likely to have similar genes related to the sense of smell, but different genes that control immunity; thus friends vary genetically in their protection against various diseases.
CONNECTION AND COMPASSION
Portugal Cut Addiction Rates in Half by Connecting Drug Users With Communities Instead of Jailing Them
Fifteen years ago, the Portuguese had one of the worst drug problems in Europe. So they decriminalized drugs, took money out of prisons, put it into holistic rehabilitation, and found that human connection is the antidote to addiction. Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It’s how we get our satisfaction. If we can’t connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find—the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. He says we should stop talking about ‘addiction’ altogether, and instead call it ‘bonding.’ A heroin addict has bonded with heroin because she couldn’t bond as fully with anything else. So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.
On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is ruup, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, and it’s intended as a site of relaxation. Here, visitors can enjoy the symphony of the forest—faintly chirping birds, rustling leaves, and babbling brooks are now within earshot. In addition to intensifying the surrounding environment, these three-foot-diameter instruments serve as bandstands for cultural events and concerts, as well as shelters for wanderers, hikers, and campers.
Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy
Stick an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. It’s been known that bacteria can survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these “electric bacteria” are very real and are popping up all over the place. Nealson’s team at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. is one of a handful that is now growing these bacteria directly on electrodes, keeping them alive with electricity and nothing else – neither sugars nor any other kind of nutrient. The highly dangerous equivalent in humans, he says, would be for us to power up by shoving our fingers in a DC electrical socket. To grow these bacteria, the team collects sediment from the seabed, brings it back to the lab, and inserts electrodes into it. Electric bacteria could have practical uses here on Earth, however, such as creating biomachines that do useful things like clean up sewage or contaminated groundwater while drawing their own power from their surroundings.
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