How to Find Your Joy!

It’s no coincident that the biggest heart centred holiday is in February – Valentine’s Day!

If you live in Canada or in particular South Western Ontario, you will know what I mean when I say that February is the most depressing month of the year.

Especially this year. In the last three months we may have had 2 days of sunshine. And we all know that we need sunshine to feel good by supplying us with a much needed vitamin – D. 

There are lots of things Vitamin D does in your body, but the biggest thing is to make you feel happy. 

More people struggle with depression during January and February, than any other time of the year. 

I’m no stranger to depression, I struggled with it numerous times in my life. 

I honestly don’t know of a single person, who hasn’t struggled with some form of it in their life. 

Which is why I’d like to share with you a large section of my Ultimate Wholistic Healing Joy Kit, to help you discover:

Helping you heal your whole self, from all forms of depression.

How To Find Your Joy!

[Please bear with me, it is a long blog post, but I feel it is the best way to truly help spread the joy!]

Chronic unhappiness and a lack of joy stem from one main thing;

The suppression and oppression of your unique Soul and Spiritual life.

Not in a WOO WOO mystical way either. What I mean by that, is when you are not living your life based on what you feel is right and true for you; as a unique, amazing individual, you begin to shut down. To “armour” and protect yourself from the hostilities of the world. Putting it that way, you can pretty much imagine that every single individual probably has low grade depression or has gone through some form of it in their earthly lifetime.

Which is true; However, all seemingly negative states have a purpose, just as much as the positives. They are driving forces, that get us up off the couch. They motivate us to make a change; since being in it is not comfortable!

The trick in life is to always remain optimistic.

To choose to look on the bright side of life.

Time and time again, studies have shown that optimistic individuals go further in life and overcome obstacles easier than those who are pessimistic. Seems pretty obvious!

So how do we learn to be optimistic if you are not? How does one actually CHOOSE, every day to think, feel and act in a positive joy filled way, regardless of what life throws at you?

Well, that is a good question.

Personal Story time!

As a teenager I became chronically ill. No one ever really knew what was causing my illness. The point was that I was unhappy, felt horrible, mentally, emotionally and physically. Basically I had a severe case of chronic fatigue, which of course was not known back in the late 70’s. I did eventually begin to crawl out of my dark hole with the help of my mom; whom by the way, is an eternal optimist! I was not though and I can remember constantly being told what a crappy, pessimistic attitude I had. But then again isn’t that a typical teenager???

Well, now that I have my own teens, I would have to say NO, and YES. What is typical is that yes the majority of the teens go through this unhappy, rebellious “screw You” attitude. (we will get to why in a bit!) However, my children who have been raised in a home with stable, mainly healthy on all levels, parents. Whom, communicate, support each other and generally try to do their best to their ability. Are honest and unconditionally loving of their children. But, also teach them the importance of self ownership, helping others when the need arises and they are able to. And to do their own Due Diligence and learn to become self-sufficient young adults as their consciousness and age deems! Whew, this is no easy task, but it develops truly Healthy individual. As healthy as a human can be anyways, since we are always in some process or another. : )

This story is to set you up to understand where and how your original oppression began.

Chronic low grade unhappiness starts right at birth for most people. Maybe your connection to your parents was slim to nil.

If you where never breast fed, like most of the 60, 70’s and 80’s children, then you missed out on one of the most vital connections. Not just the perfect food and immunity building, but the warm loving connection of a fully connected, caring mother.

Of course there are all kinds of excuses and reasons behind this and I could go on for days; however, I just want to be clear that the cold harsh realities of so called NORMAL SOCIETY is not what true resonant healthy society should be. Maybe you did have an awesome loving mother &/or father, and have some semblance of happiness. If so it will be easier to pull yourself into your Joy than if not.

So of course, we all have some degree of oppression, repression and suppression coming from unhappy, either over controlling parents or parents who didn’t give a poop about you. You are on an individual journey in this lifetime to find out who you really are as an individual.

Discover your strengths, your weaknesses,

 take the mix and define yourself via your own inner knowing.

To trust, honour and love yourself. Nothing more and nothing less. However, along the way we encounter obstacles, some more than others. Your heart then becomes hardened and armoured as a self protective measure; long before you have any conscious idea of what is going on!

Oppression, repression and suppression

always leads to Depression.

The de-compression or internal repression and drawing away from the external world, happens as the final way to save what is left of your sense of self.  Whether we are oppressed outwardly by our parents, guardians, educators, peers etc. Or internally by being incredibly hard on ourselves. Either way the affect is the same. A hardening down of the mental/Soul & emotional/spirit bodies. Thus, an inability to “Get Happy”.

You will probably have very deep seated anger and rage towards this oppression, (which is a good thing) but it is generally buried so deep you can’t even fathom you are angry, but trust me, it’s there!! I know! And it needs to be properly released.

This FREE Information, is to help you realign with who you really are.

It is about helping you to reawaken to the clarity, goodness and power that is really who you are. It is written to assist you in, consciously retiring to the knowledge that you ARE free and that you always HAVE BEEN free, and that you will ALWAYS BE free to make your own choices in life. There is no satisfaction in allowing someone else to attempt to create or to take control of you own life and reality. In fact it is not really possible for anyone else to create your reality but YOU!

Know that you are an amazing individual, whom is loved and loves, because that is what the universe wants. To simply be and feel loved, as you are. With all your uniqueness, seemly good or bad parts, you are you.

How to Choose to be Joy Filled

Lesson 1. Is to simply wake up every day and CHOOSE to feel joy! That’s it. Honestly you could quit here.

How do you CHOOSE to feel joy?

To begin with, until you can simply feel joy every moment unconsciously; you must create the feeling of joy. You do this by finding something in your life that makes you smile. That makes you feel happy. It can be as simple as how good the smell of fresh brewed coffee makes you feel. Or, remembering how good it feels when a loved one whole heartedly hugs you, or the joy you feel watching a pet in it’s silly play.

Whatever you can recall from memory that will bring the feeling of joy to your heart, is how you create it. Then hold that feeling of joy and happiness as you move about your day; as long as possible. Don’t worry if you fall off the happy wagon initially. It happens. Don’t beat yourself up. Once your recognize it, then simply recall the thing that makes you feel happy and start all over again.

Eventually, you won’t have to work so hard to stay happy and joy filled. It will eventually be automatic, every moment of every day. When this happens, life becomes so much more luscious!!

Live the State

Lesson 2. What I mean by this is you must find your inner state of peace, joy and happiness.

If your life was everything you ever wanted it to be. If you had all the money you desired, the freedom to do as you liked, all the love and friendship you ever needed, what state would that be for you?

Find a single word that best describes that state for you and write it down!

Mine is RELIEF. When I think of living my perfect life I feel complete and utter relief which brings me a state of peace, joy and happiness.

Now that you have your word use it to create that FEELING in your life, as much and as often as you can. Your FEELINGS, create your energy and actions in life that will bring to you exactly the same state you desire.

Like Attracts like

What I do is each morning before I get out of bed and each evening just after getting into bed, I think my word of relief. I ruminate on how relieved I am to be living my ideal life. That life brings to me always what I focus on and desire most.

If negative thoughts or worries come up, I simply brush them aside. I can’t do anything about them right then, and what you focus on is what persists in your life, so focus on your state of joy, peace and happiness most of the time; and this is what will bring to you, most of the time!!

If you struggle to FEEL any state of peace, joy or happiness then;

Take one or two old memories that made you feel amazing, loved, joyful, happy, and put them in down on paper. Preferably bright, colourful paper, and carry them with you. Every time you feel down, stressed, sad or unhappy, take them out, read them, then allow yourself a couple of minutes to well up the emotion of joy and happiness that goes along with them.

What you are doing is rewiring your Self to remember that you can feel joy and happiness. That this is by far a better place to be most of the time than the other place! Plus you are teaching yourself to be optimistic, to look on the bright side of life more often. Because in reality, your reality and what you believe about life is your CHOICE!

Feel the Sunshine!

Lesson 3. I would like you to get at least 20 minutes a day of either real or fake/real sunshine! wrap yourself up in it for those 20 minutes and stop thinking of anything but the warmth and how good it feels in your heart and soul! Remind yourself that you are doing this because you love yourself just the way you are.

Not only are you getting the highest and best form of Vitamin D, you are also infusing yourself with strong life energy.

Now that you have some warmth in your life force, soul & spirit, lets get motivated.

Get the Energy Moving

Another great way to begin to feel optimistic is to begin to move your body, feel its strengths and ability to move in rhythm. Movement, when done in harmony with your own individualism, stimulates not only endorphins (the feel good hormone) but the lymphatic system. Allowing your body to flush out toxins at a cellular level.

Lesson 4. Move! In what ever way you feel inspired to, but get up and out and move. Find some great music that inspires you and makes you want to move. Make a play list on what ever music device you own, or borrow your kids! They love that. : )- Now simply begin walking around the block, lane way, local park, what ever tickles your fancy. But get outside and move. Breath in the fresh air, fill your lungs with new life, new oxygen and feel it energize your body. Go at your own pace.

I would like you to work up to lots of different types of movement. Find a sport you like, join a club, dance class etc. These are all potential goals, so write a list of potential movement joy inspiring physical activity you may like to eventually do and post it on your fridge to see every day. This is your motivation to simply begin today by walking.

For more specific Orgonotic body energizing exercises you can go to page 33 of my JOY kit To Extra Remedial Support!

Breathe work; Getting proper oxygen into your lungs will ensure that you are enlivening your whole body with life energy. When we are depressed or stressed we often shallow breathe. Meaning you only take short tight breathes and never fully release or get it deep enough into your body. Taking slow deep breathes through your nose, ensures you are not stressing out your bronchial and airways. Thus, creating a calmer breathing pattern. Give it a try on your nature, love walk!

You will notice that I never mention any negatives, like how your body might be aching when you move etc. That is because I don’t want you to focus on any negatives. The only way to build optimism is if you gently honour that yep, you have some seemingly negative issues, who doesn’t, your human for goodness sake! However, every time you catch yourself thinking and focusing on any unhappy aspects of yourself, I want you to gently let yourself know it is ok to be human.

Then let go of that thought and begin to focus on some aspect of yourself that you do like. And if you can’t think of something you do like about yourself right now, I want you to think of an aspect you would like to be!

Maybe you’d like to simply feel happier, well, what does make you feel happy. Think of a time or event that made you smile and laugh.

I know I have lots of those events, especially with having children and lots of animals! So find a joyful memory and wrap yourself up in its memory, allow yourself to feel it again. Once you can FEEL its joy, hold on to that feeling as long as you can. This is going to be your starting point. The more you can hang on to and redevelop this feeling. The more often you will simply naturally be in this state and not in it’s counter feeling of unhappiness.

Honour Yourself

Now hopefully once you get yourself feeling warm and tingly with life energy, you will have some Self inspired motivation to do some bigger mental and emotional work.

Lesson 5. After you have done your sun, and your walk/exercise, I would like you to sit down and write a list of all of your accomplishments in this lifetime. They can be as simple as surviving life to this point!

Cuz, heck sometimes we feel like that, and it’s okay!

I would like you to come up with as many as you can. Eventually as you begin to rewire joy back in to your life, you will add to the list. Often we overlook events or simple things like, “hey I did eventually learn how to ride a bike!!” (I was probably 12 when I finally had the courage to try and ride a 2 wheel bike!! seriously, I could not figure it out for the life of me : ) ) But I eventually did it so hey – Yaa me!!

What Yaa, you’s can you think of? Make a list and look at it every day and try to add a new one each day.

I’m sure at this point you are thinking, nope, this isn’t going to work! I can’t see how any of this is really going to pull me out of this unhappy place. I want you to trust me here. I have been where you are right now and the only way through it is to make a choice. Make a Self Inspired Choice! You are worth it, even if you don’t think so at this time.

Depression or chronic unhappiness is a personal state of mind that you have maybe unwittingly accepted in to your life. Life has been tough, maybe not fair, maybe you beat yourself up over things that are long done or that you never did!? But like Joy, unhappiness is a choice, you just don’t realize you decided to buy into it.

It is time to change it!

One step at a time you can change yourself, it is possible, you just have to have the courage and the will to do it!

Let’s look at this state of mind

Depression or chronic lack of joy is a pretty broad term. In general in ranges from feeling “down” and a general loss of motivation to so-called endogenous depression with its characteristic total apathy (lack of life force). Along with this shutting down of oneself emotionally and mentally there is a plethora of physical symptoms. Such as; tiredness, sleep disorders, loss of appetite, constipation, headaches, heart palpitations, lumbago, disturbed periods in women and loss of body tone.

You may also be plagued with strong feelings of guilt and self reproach and constantly worry about making amends. As I had said earlier, depression is a comp-pression of the individual life force. What are you compressing or repressing internally that is causing you so much pain? This needs to be looked at if you are to be able to let go and resolve.

Lesson 6. Make a list of all the things you think about, dwell on and bemoan while in this state. What repetitive pattern of thought are you playing over and over, like a broken record in your head?

Make this list down one side of a piece of paper. Once you have a list of thought negative, self destructive patterns, make a list beside them of their complete counter opposite. Like this:

I am stupid                                  I am intelligent

I don’t deserve to live                 I deserve to live

I hate myself                               I Love myself

What you are going to do is begin each day by looking at the positive side of the list and read it. However as you read it I want you to imagine what those concepts would feel like, if you believed them. How would you feel about yourself if you believed you where intelligent and loved? The feeling is the important part. Again we are creating a new pattern within your soul. One where you can be the person you want to be with all the positive beliefs.

Do not be hard on yourself, this is not an easy exercise and it takes time, trust me it takes time!! But love yourself enough to take the time everyday to do this. Even if you don’t “think” you are feeling or believing the words, it is simply important to keep trying.

Perseverance and patience are kind, karmic traits!

Take your time to practice these steps. Let the flow happen, find the energy of universal source that is pure love. Trust that you deserve everything you desire; Joy, Health and Wealth.

If you progress through these steps and simply cannot get to the sweet spot in life; there may be some big mental and emotional guns behind your lack of joy, that you simply are unable to release on your own.

It’s okay, I’m here to help you break free from any unwanted boundaries.

email me at – andrea@wholistichealthcare.ca and let’s chat.

in whole health, let me know your thoughts, your struggles and ways that I can help support you.

xo

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The Healing Power of Anger!

Anger is a powerful emotion!

One that is often manipulated and expressed with catastrophic effects.

However, instead of viewing anger as bad, if we viewed it as a catalyst to overcoming our oppression and victimization, the world would be a far healthier place.

Helping you safely remove the; physical, mental and emotional burden of anger.
Helping you safely remove the; physical, mental and emotional burden of anger.

Not only is there is a lot of repressed anger in the world; there is also a lot of over expressed anger too.

In my journey to finding my own inner peace and joy, I had to reclaim all of the suppressed anger I had locked up deep inside.

For those of you who are new to my blog, I’ll give you a quick rundown. By the time I hit my mid teens, I was so sick physically, mentally and emotionally, that I was in a deep depression. My overwhelmed system was on complete shutdown. I had chronic fatigue symptoms that at the time where misdiagnosed as chronic, unresolved mononucleosis.

If only the doctors had understood then, that if they had helped me resolve and release all of the emotional and mental anguish, my physical body would have restored itself. However, instead they simply fed me a barrage of different and stronger pain medications.

Once I decided to find a different route to solve my health problems, the real journey of healing began.

By stopping the drugs and changing my diet, doing some detoxes and taking back my own self power, my health began to slowly improve.

The physical improvements, however, once established for a period of time, stopped going forward. I spent a few years simply going in circles with my physical health, until I discovered Dynamic Medicine.

It was the system of Heilkunst that showed me how to finally free my whole self, by addressing all of the underlying causations, on every level. In other words, properly releasing the emotional and mental blocks and old beliefs that were keeping me stuck and unhealthy. As these are what creates an inability to make the right physical choices as well.

The first emotions and states that I easily recognized where grief and low self worth. The right remedies allowed me to release and step forward from a lot of this oppression. Yet, I kept hitting a wall inside myself that simply would not let go.

My practitioner would gently remind me that I needed to let go of the anger as well as the grief, but I was not ready to acknowledge or face this anger.

WHY? Because I was taught to be the “good girl”, to show compassion and forgiveness and never be angry.

Anger scared the bejesus out of me! That should have been a strong clue that I was suppressing a lot of my own anger.

It took a lot of time and a lot of events, like accidents and injuries, for me to finally realize that I was indeed a very angry person.

Once I was able to admit to myself that I was angry over all of the injustices I had experienced growing up, I was in a much better place. With the help of my practitioner, properly chosen remedies and orgonotic release exercises, I was finally able to fully release this anger.

Finding the balance and purposeful power of anger to heal our lives is the key to happiness.

So often we learn to hate, but not express it, which creates shame and guilt.

Our soul or emotional well being becomes oppressed by being told we aren’t good enough, bright enough, good looking enough and so on.

When we “stuff” our emotions so we can be good, loved, accepted; we become stuck and blocked emotionally, which leads to all kinds of illnesses on every level.

And because these emotions cannot stay “blocked” forever, they will always find a way to vent or discharge. Either through your own outward anger or by being a victim. Both states stem from the same emotional suppression!

The damage we do to ourselves and to others, because we do not know a better way, is incredible and sad.

It’s time we stop hurting ourselves and others because we don’t know how to let go of our anger.

It’s time to stop suppressing and denying your anger out of fear or uncertainty.

Did you know that deeply suppressed anger is the cause of most depression!

Click the image below and begin learning how to properly honour and release the oppression of anger.

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Let your anger or oppressed feelings go and find freedom, from many of your physical, mental and emotional symptoms!

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

My Self Inspiring question of the week is;

In what way has anger affected your life, positively or negatively?

In true resonant health, I look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you a Self Inspiring week,

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Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Energy!

Welcome to the Late Summer, energy slowdown! 

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This is the time of year when everyone feels an energy slump. 

Especially after those go, go, go days of; high energized, fun filled adventures that come with Summer holidays.

In Canada, especially once the weather improves a tiny bit, everyone and their pet, heads outside to get rid of some of that “pent up” winter energy.

But like all things requiring energy, what goes out, must came back in. Expending way more energy than we are used to; trying to enjoy all those outdoor activities we can’t do for 3/4 of the year, catches up with us.

When you stretch that elastic band as far as you can, it’s going to snap back. Often leaving you even more tired than before.

Thus the need for some simple steps, that require no “extra” energy.

So you can quickly restore your own energy to get back in the game of life. 

I don’t know about you, but Mid to late August is always a time when I feel completely unmotivated! Not only do I have low energy physically, but mentally and emotionally I feel kind of flat.

And for someone who is an entrepreneur, business owner and a mom; it often creates a lot of frustration.

I have seen so many people lately, who are feeling really stuck in life right now. There is a general consensus of feeling uninspired and definitely frustrated due to this.

Holidays are coming to an end. The hot (okay sort of warm, this year) weather is drawing to a close and we feel it! We want to keep the party going, but the universal energy flow says – No Way Jose! Time to shut down and recoup.”

Do you feel like you’re stuck? That your life isn’t going in the direction you want it to right now?

With the wind down of Summer, and families trying to get back into some type of “normal” routine, there is often a lot of chaos, and indecision.

Some people are great at handling change and others not so much. 

I kind of sit in the middle. For me, change is welcome and inspiring when I feel like I am in control of it! However, when change is being “thrust” upon me, and I’m not prepared or willing to accept it; I can become quite angry and frustrated, which causes me to shut down.

Often, when life is not going in the direction you thought it should you can feel chaotic and out of control. Like someone else is holding the reins and you are just a marionette on the end; doing what someone else wants!

If so, then it’s time to reconnect with your true inner self, listen to your own intuition and honour yourself right now.

We are still in Summertime, even if it is quickly waning! 

So, take some time, right now, to just lay low and love yourself.

Do whatever you have been putting off to take care of yourself when you feel this way. You can’t always be going upwards and forwards in life, sometimes you need to take a break and reflect on what you have been working on and progressing through, so you can redirect your life journey. 

Labour day weekend, is a time for me to take stock on how my year has been going so far.

How are my dreams, goals and aspirations from the turn of the new year progressing?

What do I need to do to get myself back on track from the Summer slowdown? 

So that fall, is a highly inspiring, productive time for me.

In other words, how do I re-inspire and re-motivate myself!?

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There are a number of tools I use, to help myself out of a slump and to improve my energy.

Here are my Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Overall Energy;

1. Journal – write out all the ways that you’re feeling stuck, unhappy, frustrated and overwhelmed.

Maybe you haven’t been feeding your body the best nutrients. Or feeding your mind the right thoughts! Then review and assess what each of these means to you, right now in your life.

Is there something that maybe you need to change. Or do you simply need to be okay with just doing nothing creative right now!? Sometimes taking written stock of how you’re feeling can quickly put it into perspective.

Allowing you to be more okay with where you right now. Knowing that it will change. Nothing ever stays the same! Or, maybe there is something now so obvious that you need to stop hanging onto or doing!?

2. Share with a friend – Misery loves company and all that jazz! But really, often taking the time to share how you are feeling with someone you love and trust, will create an opening.

Maybe just hearing that she/he also feels this way sometimes, will help to put it into perspective. Allowing you some much needed breathing space to be okay with where you are right now. Knowing that it can and will change for the better. You have the power of will to change anything!

3. Meditate on a solution – Now that you have some clarity, meditate on it! I’m not one to meditate on a daily basis. I find other ways to be clear and soulful, that serve me in the way I desire. However, when the going get’s tough and I need a solution on a deep, emotional and mental realm, I meditate!

My technique is to get comfy, be still, quiet my breathing and mind, slow everything down to just the absolute moment. The quieter I can make my mind the more open I am to a solution just “popping in!”

The key is to be open and willing for anything to be an answer. Do not preconceive or judge your results.

4. Allow and Let go – Two of the hardest words for most human beings to accept wholeheartedly. I know it is for me! Being okay with sitting and waiting for life to unfold is not my strong suit. I’m more of a “Go and Get her!”, kinda gal. What is interesting though, is that when I really find an inner strength to be patient, ask for an answer, and allow that answer to unfold. Even if, it means waiting longer than I think!

The solution that comes always blows me away with it’s beauty, simplicity and definite resonance, with what feels absolutely RIGHT.

5. Begin with one simple step – Last but certainly not least; take that feel good answer and consciously decide on one simple step forward. What one little thing can you do today to make that answer begin to unfold in your life? Maybe a quick juice cleanse for 3 days is all you need. Or maybe there is someone whom you need to release from your life? and so on…

I would love for you to share with me your results of these steps! Let’s all get unstuck together, in a qualitative, soul purposeful way, today!

Once you’ve worked through these steps; what one thing did you discover you needed to change? I’d love to know.

If you are REALLY struggling with getting un-stuck and feel unable to pull yourself up and out of this slump. I highly suggest you check out my – Joy Kit!  It has specific Dynamic Medicine to help release any level of low grade, acute or chronic depression. There are lots of great exercises in the booklet to help you restore your joy and get back to living your life with a lighter heart. 

If you don’t really feel depressed, but definitely feel stuck energetically, on all levels I suggest the Energy Kitthe Jumpstart Your Health Kit and the Anger and Frustration Kit. 

All of these kits are designed to help you break free of any kind of energy slump, on a mental, emotional and physical level. 

Each kit is full of insider secrets, tips, tricks, specific nutrients, physical support and mental, emotional support tools!

Every kit is designed to take the guess work out of how you can heal yourself in the comfort of your own home.

Remember anger is the great motivator! There is a time and a place for every emotional reaction. The key is to utilizing your emotions to inspire and motivate yourself. Not harm someone else.

If a kit or do it yourself style won’t cut it for the depth of despair that you are in – please honour yourself in one small way; Ask for my help – Simply click this link to book a FREE one on one Health Assessment with me today!

I am always here for you if you need me.

In true resonant health, 

Have a Self Inspiring week!

Andrea 

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