ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
The next Paradigm Shifters gathering will be on Saturday, September 20th from 11 to 1:30 with an organic potluck after. The theme is “Getting more comfortable finding the beliefs within the patterns of a story and how to apply it with a client.” 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, September 17th. There will be NO practicum in October.
On Saturday, November 15th, there will be an all day Digging workshop where you’ll receive Vianna’s Digging DVD, supplemental transcript sheets on ways to dig, and a day of questions and practice. It will be from 10:30 to 5 and the cost is $116. If you already have the DVD and just want to support your skills and review the course, it’s $98.
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.
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 12-14th, Friday-Sunday
Advanced- September 5-7th, Friday-Sunday
Manifestation and Abundance- November 8-9th
I have room for two space in this program which is going to meet on Google Hang-out on one Wednesday a month from noon to 2 PST starting January 2015. This program is for those who really want to commit to learning different facets of ThetaHealing, working professionally with clients, ethics, emotional presence, transference/ countertransference/ projection, safety issues, self-defining beliefs, digging tips, and Inner child. This will include discussions, supportive homework/practice, and facilitation. It’s a six month commitment of once a month for two hours, and anyone who has had Basic and Advanced in the last five years is invited. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. This will start as soon as there are 8 participants. The cost is $300 prepaid.
BLOG FOR THE SOUL
Hi to all: What an appropriate and synchronized September’s astrology is for me…shifting from the personal summer energy to the interpersonal fall energy. We are asked to see both sides of issues and use negotiations, which can come from this, as the gift. Our issues around love (even self love) can be worked through or refined through our personal efforts during this time. The Full moon in Pisces on the 8th is about pulling in and awakening us to the service of the heart and discerning where we want to expand from there. It’s a time to go for our goals. This month has agendas of conflict too (there is still what is happening on the world front), but it’s a month of change…not in the same ways we’ve been dealing with it. There is a new reality of creative endeavors about to occur, a collective mind opening. There is the hope of potentials or possibilities which come into being especially at the New Moon in Libra on the 23rd along with the start of Fall equinox on the 22nd. It’s a time to aim our intentions and to open up for the potentials ahead. [Thanks to Planet Pulse astrology for their insights.]
I feel like I’m on a precipice of something new in changes too as my personal astrology has indicated so I’m laboring on Labor Day weekend (I actually gave birth to one of my sons on Labor Day 36 years ago) with another level of trusting my instincts while going against the grain because I’m not one to follow the herd, standing in my conviction. And it said to stop paying attention to superficial noise that attempts to inhibit why I’m here at this transitional time on this planet. Good advice and this all rang true.
It is so difficult to be superficial for me. I remember being a teen around 18 and someone asked me how I was doing, someone I just met. I answered, “Do you really care? Would you listen to me if I told you?” At that time, I didn’t know how I really felt anyways, but I was just starting my spiritual and psychological path and thought they were good questions to ask to stop the superficiality so this person didn’t put forth things he didn’t really care about. Being blunt and sometimes confrontive in wanting truth revealed or shared was definitely developed from coping mechanisms from childhood. I became wired that way as a survival technique. And from a positive angle, I used it in becoming a clinical hypnotherapist and ThetaHealing practitioner/Instructor, perfect in using questions and inquiry to support people to dig on their issues including myself. Working in these fields along with my personal inner work, supported me to shift my coping abilities from being blunt to being more open and curious. Einstein once said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
And it’s still a journey of tweaking my communications to live more from curiosity and wonder in ways that engage people rather than push them away in more public settings or online. Even though I can agree to disagree with no problem, sometimes I just feel like pushing others away due to feeling frustrated…like why can’t they see what is so obvious? In spending so many years clearing issues that revealed truths not many would want to know, I think I forget that people don’t see truth and patterning the same way I do. Vianna said in a Hay House telecast last year about how ThetaHealing looks at truth…“a different kind of understanding. Truth is complicated.” There is a level of seeing through the façade of the personal, planetary, and cosmic truths, and then ‘seeing’ from Creator’s perspective.
She also said in that same talk about working with restraint, an important virtue for healing practitioners, “People frustrate you…if you’re a healer, you see the best in people and then people disappoint you. You have to have restraint to know this is their journey….”
I sometimes wonder at what point is there allowing another their journey by restraining myself, or stepping in to say, “I wonder if you’re aware of what is being set up in what is being called acceptable, and what you’re sharing and doing in allowing others to skim over something that is very detrimental, allowing for patterns of violence to propagate?”
I saw a quote the other day which said, “A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by the majority. And in honesty, because I can be what some people call ‘outspoken’ because I’m willing to stand in my truth, I occasionally feel frustrated with humanities’ viewpoints around certain topics. I get that we’re evolving, but at what cost does it affect the fabric of our societies to stay in restraint? Of course it depends on what the issue of restraint is about, and how stepping into the situation might support another view or shift in perspective. There is a balance and a timing.
You’re probably wondering where this is going, but as just a prelude to the progression, it is something that came up from a post I read. It helped to really clarify some things for myself. If you weren’t aware, my mission in being here is really to shift the cycles of disrespect, abuse and violence towards children, share ways to support healthy parenting, and help adults heal from abusive childhoods. This will be accomplished in several ways which I see as a way to stop what I call the ‘15,000 year trauma paradigm’--to stop violent conflicts and wars--through revealing the patterns and the personal point of origin within the family dynamics. This is often started from the physical ways in which parents or guardians treat children. I’m hoping that what I’m going to share will not be minimized or thought of as irrevelant considering the widespread effects of emotional and sexual abuse, poverty, starvation and more. But this form of discipline is held as very ‘acceptable’, is discussed as helping and training the child to know what is best for them, a way to get children to be respectful to adults, held as part of cultural traditions, discussed as generational norms, and in fact, supported by a large majority in this country, the schools and judicial system along with other countries.
It’s called hitting or spanking, and in how I see it, the motivation is fear and authority-based discipline that uses short-term reactive thinking for teaching children long-term skills for social interactions, self esteem, and development of innate attributes. Somehow it doesn’t feel the best way in which a child would want to learn…any child.
If someone hits an animal, it's abuse. If a husband hits his wife, it's abuse. If an employer hits their employee, it's abuse. Why is it different for children? Why are children considered second class citizens to be run by authoritative dictates? There are many researched, scientifically backed studies that prove spanking is detrimental, even occasional hitting. And in ThetaHealing, we are taught in Intuitive Anatomy that physical (along with sexual) abuse shows up on the ascending (right) colon. What illnesses might come from these actions if held in the body? Some children are so sensitive that even shaming words towards them is taken into the body and registered as physical abuse. Hitting and spanking is physical abuse. I personally consider it a form of corporal punishment.
How many of us got hit or spanked as children and think that there were no feelings that arose from this…no anger, no hurt, no unfairness, or personal boundary violation to the body…that our family had a right to do this and it made us a better person? What kinds of beliefs do you think this kind of minimization or denial might hide? Why is physical punishment a good way to learn how to interact in the world? I wonder what the Inner child feels about this if we really went deep inside to listen.
Children don't learn good behavior or respect from being hit. They either learn to avoid doing things or to please others so they aren't hurt, can become withdrawn at different levels, can become reactive or become violent-cycle perpetuators. So the motivation, even if the parents say ‘I’m doing this because I love you’, is not love. The parents are confused of what love really is, and though the child will learn what is expected, what happens to the deeper level of the child’s psyche?
How many of you are aware of displaced feelings that did occur when this form of discipline was used? This is then a good start to work on clearing it. Even if you have a great relationship with your parents now, leaving dissociated feelings ‘stuck’ in the past and not dealt with allows projected patterns to propagate in the present. We are wanting to become conscious, evolved, and enlightened adults, and all these patterns, with the feelings attached, are thus important to clear.
Discipline involves teaching and redirecting. We succeed as a parent (or within other settings where children are taught…like schools, spiritual or religious organizations, clubs) by modeling healthy, appropriate behavior that helps children develop important attributes and virtues. We succeed in relationships as adults by acting in ways that emanate these virtues… love, caring, patience, boundary setting, kindness towards other and oneself, restraint, compassion, tolerance and more. As adults, it's important that we use reasoning and communication skills to teach our children what's workable and what isn't without resulting to violence. Do you feel that hitting a child, who is smaller and weaker in a disagreement, supports these virtues to be easily integrated? What happens to children when they learn that violence is a way to communicate their needs? What happens when they become adults communicating their needs? Do you feel that learning punishment and hitting is a way to deal with world issues of disagreement?
Vianna was sharing in this same telecast about learning virtues, “I’m my opinion, there is nothing in our lives that doesn’t matter, nothing we’ve gone through that doesn’t matter. I believe that on a subconscious level, we pick these challenges to refine us as souls and as spirits…if we would focus on what we really wanted to be, we could get these attributes in an easier way.” So why not skip making it difficult for our children by us learning the skills for ourselves and then support the children in an easier way?
There are so many children being born with wisdom, intuition and creativity occurring as soon as they can sit up and communicate. Many parents are teaching their babies to use sign language to speak their wants and needs rather than crying…not that crying is a ‘bad’ thing, but there are better (more fruitful) ways that can be learned early on to get needs met. This is similar understanding as learning not to hit children…there are better ways.
Conscious parenting doesn’t involve being doormats to children’s 'whims', behavior and feelings, nor authoritarian ways of discovering the world and how interactions are handled. It involves educated, long-term planning of goals and development, child involvement in decisions where appropriate, consequences that are related, respectful and responsible (the 3 R's of disciplining) to the child's misbehavior, guidance, and ways to foster thoughtfully those important virtues and attributes using healthy skills. People rarely take a course in parenting unless they are studying child development, but it’s one of the most important jobs in the world, if not the most important. I was grateful to be introduced to parenting classes, which I took for 8 years when my children were young, to learn to work with them differently. I didn’t have the support or confidence within the family structure, and then my own issues arose along with a divorce. I still applied these new skills when I left, both with my children and the new relationships I was forming. I wondered if I could really make a difference in it being just me practicing these new ways.
I didn’t have to be perfect. Today, my oldest daughter and her husband take parenting classes and have a support group in exchanging ideas and suggestions in raising their children. Remember the quote: "It takes a village to raise a child"? There are creative ways to parent with no hitting or spanking. They listen to their children’s needs using different ways to discipline.
In becoming a grandmother a few years ago, something happened when I received this title. I didn’t think I wanted to be called this as it made me feel displaced, unacceptable, and put in a box of ageism to be judged by society as approaching geriatrics mode and senior citizen discounts. I felt too young to be seen this way. My grandmothers always looked so old to me and acted this way. Interestingly though, in what I experienced in attending the birth of my granddaughter, was an overwhelming feeling of deep love, amazement, grace and the grateful responsibility to make it even more different for her and this new generation. I could care less what others thought about how long I’ve walked on this planet and how the body reshaped in that journey. To me, the importance of life shifted in seeing every kid as this precious spirit attempting to express themselves, learning how to make a difference thus changing the world. I may not be a part of every child’s personal life, but I’m interconnected to their presence on this earth as I am with everyone.
"I believe the children are our future
Teach them well
And let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty
They possess inside
Give them a sense of pride
To make it easier
Let the children's laughter
Remind us how we used to be."
“A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” ~Robert Brault
With gratitude and love for learning a different way,
HAPPINESS AND HEALTH
Human cells respond in healthy and unhealthy ways to different kinds of happiness
"Philosophers have long distinguished two basic forms of well-being: a 'hedonic' [hee-DON-ic] form representing an individual's pleasurable experiences, and a deeper 'eudaimonic,' [u-DY-moh-nick] form that results from striving toward meaning and a noble purpose beyond simple self-gratification," wrote Fredrickson, Professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her colleagues. It's the difference, for example, between enjoying a good meal and feeling connected to a larger community through a service project, she said. Both give us a sense of happiness, but each is experienced very differently in the body's cells.
GENES AND HISTORY
Gene Flow and Counter Current—Hopi Sea Voyages From the Lost Continent of Mu (Lemaria)
Gene flow is defined as the transference of genetic variation, or alleles, from one population to another. When we map similar genetic traits at different places on Earth, we can reasonably trace migration patterns of different groups of people during various historical time periods. There appears to be a genetic link between the Hopi and the Kuna. Sheldon C. Reed writes in a 1965 issue of The Journal of Heredity: “Some thousands of years ago, though not long in terms of generations, all these Indians probably had some ancestors in common and it is quite possible that one of these ‘Founding Fathers’ was a carrier of the gene for albinism.”
Fifteen previously unknown monuments discovered underground in Stonehenge
Using the latest in high-tech equipment, the team of experts detected evidence of ancient digging and buildings, including other henges, barrows, pits, and ditches, which are believed to harbour valuable information about the prehistoric site. “This is among the most important landscapes, and probably the most studied landscape, in the world,” archaeologist Vince Gaffney of the University of Birmingham told the Smithsonian Magazine. “And the area has been absolutely transformed by this survey. It won’t be the same again.”
The evidence for reincarnation is the best hard scientific evidence we have for the existence of a soul
Dr. Ian Stevenson, Ph.D., former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, spent 40 years researching reincarnation stories within children. This former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology investigated over 3000 independent stories of children who claimed to have memories and know people from their alleged past lives. According to Stevenson, the number of cases that are worth considering is so high that it exceeds the ability of him and his team to investigate them all. Facial recognition software confirmed that there was in fact a facial resemblance to their alleged prior incarnation. Some had birth marks on places where they allegedly suffered fatal wounds from in their past life. They were often dramatic and sometimes bizarre lesions, such as malformed digits or missing limbs, misshapen heads, and odd markings. http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/does-the-soul-exist-this-ends-the-debate/
Hyperloop ultra high-speed public transport-14,000-mile-an-hour pneumatic railroad could be built for 1/10th that amount to take someone from Los Angeles to New York in less than 2 hours
Paypal co-creator and Tesla Motors Wunderkind thinks that California just wasted $63 billion on a mass transit rail that only goes 164 miles an hour when a 14,000-mile-an-hour pneumatic railroad could be built for 1/10th that amount to take someone from Los Angeles to New York in less than 2 hours. Even better – the plans for such a pneumatic, or vacuum tube train, are all open source. Called ‘hyperloop’ this ultra high-speed public transport could completely change people’s frustrating waits on delayed flights due to inclement weather, reliance on petroleum-fueled transport, and panic attacks over possible crashes, since the hyperloop theoretically cannot crash. It would move faster than the speed of sound.
The first flying cars are set to go on sale to the public as early as 2015
Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years. The Massachusetts-based firm has also unveiled plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won’t need a runway to take off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuXbM0kaD7k