Gratitude Walk Self Forgiveness & Self Love Walk Sensory Calming Exercise 5 Ways to Release Anger Out of Your Body Beyond EFT Tapping…
There is something about hoar frost that I have always loved. It is so delicate yet so beautiful as it sparkles and shines in the beauty of the sun— even as it melts away. I love the fact that most people don’t know what it’s called, and that it is created by a beautiful blend of moisture, temperature, and light. In my memory it comes in late winter or early spring as the earth is coming out of it’s hibernation phase. Some of my favorite winter memories revolve around a ton of snow or a beautiful landscape of hoar frost.
I Almost Didn’t Hike
I almost didn’t go hiking. I cut my foot, I had blisters, and I felt a little tired because I didn’t sleep well. Yet, I was restless and disappointed about the thought of staying home, and was feeling cooped up after all the hubbub over the holidays. I REALLY wanted to be in great nature and have a challenging hike instead of one along roads in towns. The previous time I hiked the trail disappeared, including all markings, just as it left town via a housing complex under development. I backtracked my steps because it was too late in the day to wander into the woods without a clear idea of where I was headed—especially since I was on a timeline to catch the last bus home.
The Hoar Frost Stayed
I am so amazed that the hoar frost stayed all day. I am on the bus ride home with frost on the ground, some fog in the air, and a fantastic lengthened sunset (at 3:18 pm.) I also feel empowered, because the movement and peace helped my mind to clarify how to combine all of my skills into a lovely and beautiful healing process for everyone. I also worked through some beliefs I held about what is possible in my life (and what others expect from me) using EFT (tapping) as I was walking. Peaceful fields, hoar frost, and calming my mind by tapping easily moved me out of a place of feeling stuck and fearful back into a place of power and strength.
I am excited to come back to Minnesota to visit. I have two job offers in Sweden, so will be returning to Minnesota March 23rd to do massage, homeopathy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/tapping) in Red Wing and in Mahtomedi. I am finalizing dates and times currently, and will be in touch with anyone who has mentioned they are interested. I will also be holding a few free classes on EFT for those who want to learn it and use it for their own growth. It can help with many things, but the focus of these classes will be around daily use for stress, cravings, and fear.
Now that spring is coming fast, I encourage you to use the energy of growth and extended sunlight to challenge yourself in some way. What is it you want to do this year? How can you be a bit happier, a bit more peaceful, a bit more “you?” I have challenged you in previous newsletters and blogs to search within yourself and see clearly what beliefs you hold that drives you in life that do not suit you anymore. What do you do that has become pattern or habit or expectation, but does not really make you happy? Let’s work together in 2019 and get rid of that so you can be peaceful as you move through your days. With age comes wisdom and the power to dump all social expectations and step into our true selves. I wish this for you!
Nothing Odd to See Here
To continue the playfulness of last blog, and my friend who asked me to take a picture of something odd every day, I have not been finding anything odd, beyond myself, and the pronunciation of the Swedish language. No new fun toilets or anything!!
Have a Great Spring! See you all soon,
Some of you want to see more pictures of my journeys and hiking, so here they are!
In our busy daily lives it is easy to forget that we are living in our bodies. By bringing attention and awareness to our mind/body connection we can enhance our health. The experience of massage can bring awareness to your body, whether it is a gentle relaxing Swedish massage, or deeper work to relieve stiffness and tension that you may not have not have known that you were holding.
You can take this body awareness with you as you return to your daily routine. Massage can help you maintain proper breathing, attain better posture, and improve ergonomics in your work situation. Your whole life can benefit from increased physical awareness.
Awareness of the mind is also very important. Our heads can be filled with the chatter of thoughts, worries, fears, anticipations, and regrets of the past or future. Meditation is simply being aware of the present moment, learning to let go of the chatter and, with practice, finding the stillness within.
5 Second Awareness Exercise: Ground….sound….. breath.
What does that mean? I was at a Feldenkrais retreat, and the instructor, Russel Delman, offered this up. When you notice you are stressed, tight, or anywhere that is not in your body, just feel the ground beneath you. This could mean the car seat you are on, your desk chair, the podium you are standing on before you give a big lecture. Then open your ears to the sounds around you. What do you notice? Then, take a large breath and allow all the tension to leave your body.
Researchers are beginning to study the connection between physical ailments and emotional state. Often, in homeopathic sessions, my clients begin to see how situations such as work stress, the loss of a loved one, or abuse from the past have gotten stuck in their mind and body and now cause physical symptoms. If you are ready to come to a new level of awareness and release those symptoms, schedule your homeopathic or massage session today. Remember, at Body Healing Power we help you heal yourself naturally.
Stress, we all know stress can affect our health and create a variety of symptoms from muscle tension and headaches to insomnia and sleep high blood pressure. Here are some quick and easy ways to de-stress.
- Walking – go for a 30 minute walk, enjoy nature appreciate what God has created for us.
- Hot Bath – relax with soft music or a good book, let the warm water melt away the tension.
- Massage – give yourself the gift of a monthly full body massage. Massage is more than a luxury. It has been proven to help relieve insomnia, headaches, and muscle tension, while allowing the body to process food more effectively so your body can heal itself. Massage helps reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress.
- CranioSacral Therapy – If you are not sure if massage is your thing, try CranioSacral. This bodywork technique is gentle and is well-known to release deeper physical and emotional tension to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct.
Don’t wait until stress makes you sick. Stay healthy and call for your massage or homeopathy appointment today. We guarantee that when your body is relaxed you will be able to return to work the next day with a clearer state of mind and well-being. Remember at Body Healing Power we help your body heal itself naturally.