To Detox, or Not To Detox?

To detox, or not to detox, that is the question!

 

This seems like a simple question, and to some it may be, but for myself and my clients, it is a loaded question.

Doing a proper detoxification of our physical body requires a lot of self knowledge and understanding about how the physical digestive body really functions. Our digestive system is one of the largest organization in our physical body and requires an incredible amount of effort to maintain. Yet, it is often the one we ignore the most.

We quite literally take our digestion for granted. Unless there is an obvious pain or problem, we tend to ignore our whole digestive system. When there is a problem, we only focus on that one little area, instead of recognizing how interconnected it is.

Digestion is about the proper intake of the external. We choose, breakdown/digest, absorb, assimilate utilize and excrete all in one seamless, unconscious fashion. How well though, are we choosing, absorbing and assimilating?

The vast majority of people in today’s world are deficient in one or more of these areas by the time they hit twenty years of age. This is mainly due to improper food choices and toxic overload. If you are one of the many who had your appendix removed in your youth, then that is a good indicator that your diet early on was already improper and toxic. The appendix’s job is to capture and filter toxins from our  digestive system so that we do not become overloaded. Without an appendix the is now one less filter in your system.

As one organ becomes overloaded, then another one needs to take on more work, which will eventually lead to its exhaustion, and so on. As you can well imagine, this is how chronic long term problems begin and are maintained because we can not survive properly without our digestive system functioning optimally!

It always amazes me how many people have their gallbladders removed by the time they are thirty. When there is a far more effective way to keep all our organs intact and functioning at their optimum. Detoxification is the key.

As a kid, I was severally hypoglycemic and had a lot of relatives die from complications of diabetes. I was tested quite often. My health had worsened by the time I was a teenager, and a decision was made to look for alternatives to my health issues. I began to work with a naturopath, who recommended serious changes in our food choices. A lot of digestive support ensued, like enzymes, minerals, nutrient rich supplements, colonics and strict detoxification programs.

It was no easy task to completely change the way I prepared and consumed food, but the result’s where fantastic. My energy and level of physical health skyrocketed. Detoxing annually became the norm, along with making highly self-educated food choices. Many years later, when I became a Wholistic Physician, this question took on a whole new light. When is the right time to detox, what type of detox, how long, etc.

Detox programs seemed to be cropping up everywhere and people where more willing to try them. However, one of the problems I was discovering was that if improperly done, done at the wrong time or for the wrong reasons was leading people to develop more problems.

So how do you know if a detoxification program is right for you? 

Well, I believe everyone should work their way up to a full detox, gently. Whether you are an old hat at it or not. Starting in a simplistic fashion will ensure that your body can eliminate the toxins properly.

The only time you should NOT do a detoxification program is if you are severely suffering from an acute illness or have serious long term health problems. In these cases, it is best to first find a more wholistic approach to getting your symptoms under control and your life force more supported!

This week is Step 1. of a successful detox program.

Beginning this week, reduce your intake of all processed foods, sugar of any sort (even most fruit) and dairy products. Eat more fresh and raw or lightly cooked vegetables, light meats, whole grains like brown rice, lentils, beans, nuts and seeds.

 Each morning begin your day with an 8 oz glass of purified, warm water infused with the juice of a half a lemon. 

Be sure to take at least one probiotic capsule with a minimum of 50 billion, to ensure your bowels are balanced and working at their optimum.

These steps may look simple, but trust me they are not. Just try to do your best and your body will thank you for it!

Next week we will move on to Step 2, of a successful detox program.

Be sure to check out this weeks video that goes along with this theme.

Successful Detoxing Step 1

In True Resonant Health,

Take care,

Andrea

Unconditional Love

There is nothing more significant in life than unconditional love! Unconditional love is free of any expectations. It is love in its purist form. 

Unconditional love from our parents is the most significant factor in our own ability to love ourselves fully! It would be a beautiful thing, if every single person was raised with and taught, unconditional love and self-ownership.

When we love ourselves unconditionally, we know and honor ourselves fully. We know how to say YES or NO to others, depending on what is correct for ourselves first and foremost. We know how to eat according to what is right for our own unique self. We know when to stretch ourselves to achieve our hearts desire when our energy is high and when to rest and allow ourselves to heal and rejuvenate when our energy is low. Our health at a psychological, emotional and physical level is balanced because we know and love ourselves fully. Self-awareness, Self-worth, and Self-knowledge are complete.

True unconditional love can heal all wounds on every level of our existence!

When we love ourselves unconditionally we give back to the world unconditionally without sacrificing our own unique SELF! To Love ourselves fully, means that we honor our own true self. In other words, we have a true sense of Self-Worth.

I have worked for a long time resolving my own armored layers of diseased states of mind. I have come to fully appreciate unconditional love, not only for myself but for another. I never fully understood what it meant to give or receive love until I had freed myself of a lot of unhealthy beliefs I had acquired.

The book, ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ was my favorite book growing up. I never understood why until recently. Every great work of art, whether a painting, movie or book has the ability to resonate with our soul and spirit. When we resonate with a particular piece, it is because we relate to it emotionally and psychologically due to our own inner state. It brings certain thoughts and feelings to the surface of our consciousness so we can understand ourselves better.

As a Health Care Provider, nothing is more disheartening than to experience how so many individuals have no sense of self-worth or self-love. We live in a society of mainly material existence. We are only loved conditionally. As long as we act in a certain way, according to the mythical tenants laid out by some religion or belief system, than we can be loved. What a load of Crock! 

Unconditional love is universal and always there for everyone to accept at any time, no questions asked! The key is in the choosing and accepting.

My wish is for everyone to learn to love themselves unconditionally. It can be a difficult thing to accept, especially if you have been taught from the day you where born that you do not deserve true self love.

So what I propose to those who feel they would like to be able to accept unconditional self love, is to take one small step each day towards it. 

Every single day, wake up, go to your personal mirror, look at yourself in all sincerity and declare – “I love myself unconditionally!” I guarantee that for many it will be hard and will feel awkward and untrue at first. But for the sake of your own personal health, be willing to persevere.

The first time I did this exercise, I thought I was going to actually throw up, I felt so horrible saying it, like I was doing something so wrong. Which is crazy I know, but that is what I felt. Eventually that feeling gave way, and I became sad, and wanted to cry every time I said it, because I knew I didn’t believe it. I actually felt like I didn’t deserve it. Thankfully I persevered, and over time I began to accept and believe that I did deserve to love myself, because heck who else could or should love me so much!

Changing beliefs is one of the hardest things to do on your own. Finding help and guidance is also an important key. There are loads of people who are dedicating their lives, like myself, to helping as many people as we can, to reach this ultimate goal.

Some amazing Homeopathic/Tonic remedies that can also help to establish self worth are;

Aurum metallicum; For the individual who takes life way to seriously, only to discover that no matter how hard they try, they cannot make any one else happy. which cause the individual to become depressed with their life. The remedy will help them to strengthen their sense of self, thus, helping to enlighten them to the importance of themselves.

Anacardium; For those individuals who feel the need to prove themselves due to their inner feeling of inferiority and low self-esteem. In later stages these individuals find life completely overwhelming and are unable to make any true life decisions.

Lycopodium; For the individual who needs to belittle others in order to make themselves feel better. The classic bully or the victim of bullying if raised in an extreme peace keeping home! Problems with low confidence and self-esteem, which leads them to withdraw from life to cope.

Baryta carbonica: These individuals are shy, need constant reassurance and are generally delayed in development due to their lack of self-confidence. There is a great deal of inferiority which also leads to great fear and anxiety, leading even further in to their shyness.

As always when working with homeopathic/tonic remedies for mental, emotional issues, it is best to start with either a 200 ch or 1M then work up to higher potencies slowly as you feel ready to dig deeper at this issue. As long as a remedy appears to be working, stay with the same potency until it feels like the state is creeping up on you again, then go one step higher, or deeper. If the remedy does not seem to be helping at all then find another one that you feel suits you.  Remember, homeopathic remedies used from a 12 ch up cannot create any new issue like conventional medicine. If you feel an aggravation it is due to the remedy actually shifting your inner state that you may not be ready to let go of yet, so simply stop the remedy for a while and let your soul rest!

Finding your own self-worth and unconditional love of self can be a scary and difficult journey, but one well worth taking. Be patient with yourself during the ups and downs of self discovery. Rome was not built in a day! 

Hopefully this blog has given you some things to think about, regarding your own journey of self healing. If so, please let me know. : )

Remember to check out my video blog that goes with this!

Unconditional Love!

In True Resonant Health,

Have a glorious week,

Andrea

There is No Joy in Mudville!

Do you often feel frustrated and annoyed by the actions and words of people around you?

Do you know, that these feelings are actually your own and not BECAUSE of the other person?

In other words, your emotions are yours alone.

No one can make you FEEL anything you don’t want to.

Unless you are carrying so much suppressed and hidden emotional baggage that the universe is trying to help you become aware of!! 

This is what happens in our lives. 

External events, are simply a mirror reflection of what is really going on inside of us! 

HUH, Who Knew! 

However, if you are confronted by someone else’s anger, frustration, anxiety or chaos and it DOESN’T AFFECT you, then it’s NOT YOUR STUFF!

Recently I was confronted several times by very pure outward Rage! Funny how life likes to throw things at you, when you put your own Self out “there”. I always look at life’s occurrence, as a great way to know that I have accomplished so much in my own healing journey.

I was at a speaking engagement on the weekend and there was a fellow who was hanging on to so much anger and rage, that he could not contain it at all. Every word was spoken with harsh critical remarks and if his belief did not match any one else’s he was sure to comment. The tension around him was quite noticeable. All I kept imagining when he spoke was of an angry bull contained in a very tight enclosure with no way to properly discharge his pent up rage. My heart went out to him.

He definitely was in need of my Anger and Frustration kit!

I can not imagine living life with so much seething rage that I cannot ever feel or experience Love and Joy!

Every emotion that overwhelms us, such as grief, anger and fear, blocks us from living freely in pure Joy and Love. 

So what do we do about these emotions? We all know that you can not be human without having any emotions.

We all know that every single emotion has a purpose. We experience every emotion in response to life and our participation within life. They are used to bring our Awareness, to something that is not right within or outside us. We then use them to help us resolve, release and free ourselves from the event. 

We are all conscious individuals who are on a journey to self discovery and in search of our own “perfect” Soul and  Spiritual life.

We need to begin to honour and own our emotional and mental states.

Once we begin to recognize that every emotion we feel is our own and is there for a reason; we can begin to work on resolving the ones that are buried deeply.

Those thoughts, beliefs and emotions that are not allowing us to live in Joy, Freedom and Love most of the time. When we hang on to past emotional and psychological trauma’s it creates a memory pattern about that event. Once the pattern has been locked in to place within our very cellular and energetic makeup, then we actually create a life that reflects these trauma’s.

Our beliefs and emotions control our physical body. Our musculature is the outward expresser of our e-motions (energy in motion).

If you take the time to reflect on your own life story you will see the way life continues to play out in a very specific way for you. Look at the emotional  events that keep recurring in your life.

What state keeps “Affecting” you?

The only way you will ever be free of old emotional and psychological patterns is to first recognize them.

Bring them in to the light of day. Then reflect on them and try to come up with the message behind their energy. Once you can understand and honour what that message is for you, then you can begin to let it go.

Letting go of unresolved trauma’s can be very difficult to do on your own. Trust me I know, because I have been working on this for many years and sometimes objective outside help is needed for you to see clearly.

From my own personal and professional repertory, here are some suggestions that worked for me.

Dynamic Medicine and Homotonic remedies that address the specific emotions or beliefs you are stuck in, such as;

Natrum Muriaticum – Past events that create a sense of loss and being let down, where by the individual feels the need to close themselves off in order to protect themselves are cleared well with this remedy.

Staphysagria – Patterns of frustration and situations in life where the individual feels like they are stuck and can not change clear well with this remedy. As well as individuals who feel they are suppressed or dominated, because they have no power of self.

Lachesis – The resentful and jealousy remedy. The need to ‘keep up with the Jones’s’ state of mind in order to prove your self worth.

Baryta Carbonicum – The fear that life does not support you, when in fact it is your own lack of trust in yourself.

Aurum metallicum – The big classic depression remedy, which stems from no sense of self worth.

There of course are tons of other individual remedies used to properly release specific emotions and beliefs.

Another useful tool to release past trauma is; Theta Healing. This is a wonderful technique you can learn or find a qualified practitioner to help you work through old destructive belief patterns and release them.

Daily Affirmations, are another wonderful way to change your negative, unhealthy thoughts to clearer more productive ones. The key to affirmations however, is that you must instill the feeling work along with the words. If you can not truly imagine how the new state would feel and affect your life then the affirmation will not stick!

Orgonomic body work, is a process whereby the practitioner will help the individual discover what area of the body is blocked/armored. Then there are specific exercises used to help the individual release the blocked and stagnant emotional and/or psychological energy at the biological level. When this is done, all realms are freed; emotional, psychological and physical. One of my favorite exercises to release the cervical and thoracic area is doing deep out breathes with a strong and loud HUH. Another one is actually simply screaming to the cosmos and letting what ever words, and emotions need to come up and out to be released with what ever intensity is needed to reach a state of pure relaxation!

If you find that trying to be objective with your own, beliefs and emotions is difficult then you may find that working with someone like myself would help. I would be able to help you free yourself in a more timely and efficient way.

My Ultimate Wholistic Healing kits are full of my wisdom, guidance and healing tools!

Or, if you would like more individualized support; I would be more than happy to help you along your way to finding True Health, Freedom, Pure Joy and Love of Self!

Simply click here to set up a Free initial Assessment.

Be sure, to also check out this video – There is No Joy in Mudville!

In True Resonant Health,

Enjoy every moment because life is too short to live in Mudville!

As always, let me know your thoughts, your struggles and ways that I can help support you.

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