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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Can You Feel it?

Love is in the air, can you feel it?

Does the feeling of love come easy for you, or do you struggle to find love?

How about SELF LOVE?

Love has always been a hard feeling for me to understand. I know that may sound weird, but hear me out. Maybe you feel the same way!

It took me many years of working on my health, to really feel true love in my heart! I had closed my heart early in life to protect it from being hurt. Which didn’t really work, but, it’s often what we do unconsciously, early in life, to feel safe in a harsh world.

February is always considered “Heart Month”. The main focus, is about how healthy the physical heart is. However, what drives your physical body, is your thoughts, beliefs and emotions.

The health of your heart goes far beyond just how well it is functioning at a physical level.

If you truly want a healthy heart, you must look at how healthy you can give and accept love into your life!

With Valentines day fast approaching, thoughts of love and giving are in the air.

Unfortunately, what is often enhanced, is the GIVING part of love, but not the receiving.

Giving of gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, your time, your energy, your money, etc. It is all so sadly over commercialized. We all give in the hopes of getting in return. It is an unhealthy state, that is proliferated by society.

Society honours those individuals who are willing to go out of their way to give back. I’m not saying giving is a bad thing. What I am saying, is that giving for the wrong reasons; giving unconsciously because you want to be loved and accepted, giving to try and make yourself feel worthy and loved is not healthy.

A healthy society is built on reciprocal giving and taking. Which, must be done in a self honouring way.

The glorified honouring of givers in society is often blown out of proportion. We are taught to give selflessly, and if we do we are considered saints and angels!

What happens with this perspective is that we often teach our youth, and in particular our young girls (who are the chosen givers), to forsaken their own inner feelings and needs, in leu of someone else’s.

This creates a conflict within those individual’s, who want to love and honour their own inner feelings, but want to be loved and honoured by society too.

Right from the get go, we are creating “conditional” love.

As a kid I used to have a lot of inner conflict around Valentines day. The giving and getting of cards, especially at school, always enhanced my feeling of not truly belonging. The self proclaimed “popular” kids all gave and got in equal ways. While the rest of us, either feared who was going to give us a card or, whether we would even get one.

I still remember, the horrible feeling I would get after all the cards where handed out, and I didn’t receive the cards I thought I would.

Looking back now, after years of working on my own self worth and self love issues, I understand what I was going through. But, it doesn’t lessen the sadness, of all those years of lost self love.

Self love begins with unconditional love.

It’s a recognition of ones true self and being taught – how to honour this true self; no matter what life throws at us!

It took me years to figure this all out. As there was no one, particular healthy guide in my life, to show me the way directly. Instead it started with a burning desire deep within my soul and an ability to follow the signs and guides that life presented me with.

True Self Love and Self Acceptance is a step by step journey.

It’s a journey we must consciously be willing to take, no matter how many obstacles present themselves. The journey to self is the greatest journey we take. Yet so many individual’s never begin this journey. Life and all the struggles that society proliferates, gets in the way.

Even though my own healing journey, has gone through; nutritional changes, cleanses, physical and emotional symptom releasing. It was the deeper work on my unhealthy beliefs, that I was carrying, that have gone the farthest to free my true self – from feelings of unworthiness.

A lack of Self Love and Self Worth are the two biggest culprits in bullying and victimization, world wide.

They are also the reason’s we fall ill. When we don’t fully love and honour ourselves in every way, we are unable to consciously make the choices and changes in our lives to support ourselves in the right way.

I have personally struggled with this, and I have watch all my clients struggle with this as well. When a new client refuses to make qualitative changes in their diet and lifestyle, whether consciously or unconsciously, I know it stems from a lack of self love and worth.

Helping individuals recover their health is far more than simply making changes in diet, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle etc. It’s about helping them truly recover their authentic self.

Helping individuals learn who they are, as unique and amazing individual. With incredible gifts to give to society, is the key to true whole health!

So how can we do that?

Since, there is a lot of “conditional” love and living going on in our society.

We must first begin by choosing to love one’s self.

Definitely not as easy as it sounds, I know. So here are some ways to begin to love yourself, one tiny step at a time. Until eventually you are unconditionally in love with your whole self.

1. Consciously take time every day to do something that makes you feel good about yourself.  It must be something self honouring, not doing for someone else. Do just for YOU! Such as; purposefully making your favourite cup of tea, food etc and taking your time enjoying it. Really recognize while you are doing your act of self love that you are simply doing for you, because you do deserve to be loved. We all do!

2. Reflect on those areas in your life where you don’t find joy. When you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, victimized or wanting to lash out; ask yourself why? What emotional state or old thinking patterns (beliefs) are you perpetually manifesting in your life? These reflect area that are not self serving and need to be worked through in the right way and released.

3. Be willing and open to change. By simply making a conscious decision, to love and honour yourself, the universe will always provide that which you seek. So you must be prepared to make changes and be open to any possible solution that may come your way.

If you know that you struggle with self worth and self love issues, even a tiny bit. Then making some self supportive changes in your life right now will go a long way to recovering your true authentic self!

If deep in your heart you want to find this place of inner love and self acceptance, but can’t seem to find that first step, let me help guide you;

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For me personally, Valentines day is now a nice reminder to check in with my own self love. As well as, take time to remind those closest to my heart, how much they mean to me.

I am always interested in your thoughts, your struggles and ways to help you.

My Self Inspiring question of the week is;

Do you honour the power of love within your own soul?

Love has always been a hard feeling for me to understand. I know that may sound weird, but hear me out. Maybe you feel the same way!

It took me many years of working on my health, to really feel true love in my heart! I had closed my heart early in life to protect it from being hurt. Which didn’t really work, but, it’s often what we do unconsciously, early in life, to feel safe in a harsh world.

February is always considered “Heart Month”. The main focus, is about how healthy the physical heart is. However, what drives your physical body, is your thoughts, beliefs and emotions.

The health of your heart goes far beyond just how well it is functioning at a physical level.

If you truly want a healthy heart, you must look at how healthy you can give and accept love into your life!

With Valentines day fast approaching, thoughts of love and giving are in the air.

Unfortunately, what is often enhanced, is the GIVING part of love, but not the receiving.

Giving of gifts, cards, flowers, chocolates, your time, your energy, your money, etc. It is all so sadly over commercialized. We all give in the hopes of getting in return. It is an unhealthy state, that is proliferated by society.

Society honours those individuals who are willing to go out of their way to give back. I’m not saying giving is a bad thing. What I am saying, is that giving for the wrong reasons; giving unconsciously because you want to be loved and accepted, giving to try and make yourself feel worthy and loved is not healthy.

A healthy society is built on reciprocal giving and taking. Which, must be done in a self honouring way.

The glorified honouring of givers in society is often blown out of proportion. We are taught to give selflessly, and if we do we are considered saints and angels!

What happens with this perspective is that we often teach our youth, and in particular our young girls (who are the chosen givers), to forsaken their own inner feelings and needs, in lieu of someone else’s.

This creates a conflict within those individuals, who want to love and honour their own inner feelings, but want to be loved and honoured by society too.

Right from the get go, we are creating “conditional” love.

As a kid I used to have a lot of inner conflict around Valentines day. The giving and getting of cards, especially at school, always enhanced my feeling of not truly belonging. The self proclaimed “popular” kids all gave and got in equal ways. While the rest of us, either feared who was going to give us a card or, whether we would even get one.

I still remember, the horrible feeling I would get after all the cards were handed out, and I didn’t receive the cards I thought I would.

Looking back now, after years of working on my own self worth and self love issues, I understand what I was going through. But, it doesn’t lessen the sadness, of all those years of lost self love.

Self love begins with unconditional love.

It’s a recognition of ones true self and being taught – how to honour this true self; no matter what life throws at us!

It took me years to figure this all out. As there was no one, particular healthy guide in my life, to show me the way directly. Instead it started with a burning desire deep within my soul and an ability to follow the signs and guides that life presented me with.

True Self Love and Self Acceptance is a step by step journey.

It’s a journey we must consciously be willing to take, no matter how many obstacles present themselves. The journey to self is the greatest journey we take. Yet so many individual’s never begin this journey. Life and all the struggles that society proliferates, gets in the way.

Even though my own healing journey, has gone through; nutritional changes, cleanses, physical and emotional symptom releasing. It was the deeper work on my unhealthy beliefs, that I was carrying, that have gone the farthest to free my true self – from feelings of unworthiness.

A lack of Self Love and Self Worth are the two biggest culprits in bullying and victimization, worldwide.

They are also the reason’s we fall ill. When we don’t fully love and honour ourselves in every way, we are unable to consciously make the choices and changes in our lives to support ourselves in the right way.

I have personally struggled with this, and I have watch all my clients struggle with this as well. When a new client refuses to make qualitative changes in their diet and lifestyle, whether consciously or unconsciously, I know it stems from a lack of self love and worth.

Helping individuals recover their health is far more than simply making changes in diet, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle etc. It’s about helping them truly recover their authentic self.

Helping individuals learn who they are, as unique and amazing individual. With incredible gifts to give to society, is the key to true whole health!

So how can we do that?

Since, there is a lot of “conditional” love and living going on in our society.

We must first begin by choosing to love one’s self.

Definitely not as easy as it sounds, I know. So here are some ways to begin to love yourself, one tiny step at a time. Until eventually you are unconditionally in love with your whole self.

1. Consciously take time every day to do something that makes you feel good about yourself.  It must be something self honouring, not doing for someone else. Do just for YOU! Such as; purposefully making your favourite cup of tea, food etc and taking your time enjoying it. Really recognize while you are doing your act of self love that you are simply doing for you, because you do deserve to be loved. We all do!

2. Reflect on those areas in your life where you don’t find joy. When you find yourself feeling stuck, unhappy, victimized or wanting to lash out; ask yourself why? What emotional state or old thinking patterns (beliefs) are you perpetually manifesting in your life? These reflect area that are not self serving and need to be worked through in the right way and released.

3. Be willing and open to change. By simply making a conscious decision, to love and honour yourself, the universe will always provide that which you seek. So you must be prepared to make changes and be open to any possible solution that may come your way.

If you know that you struggle with self worth and self love issues, even a tiny bit. Then making some self supportive changes in your life right now will go a long way to recovering your true authentic self!

If deep in your heart you want to find this place of inner love and self acceptance, but can’t seem to find that first step, let me help guide you;

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For me personally, Valentines day is now a nice reminder to check in with my own self love. As well as, take time to remind those closest to my heart, how much they mean to me.

I am always interested in your thoughts, your struggles and ways to help you.

My Self Inspiring question of the week is;

Do you honour the power of love within your own soul?

In true resonant health, I look forward to your answer.

Wishing you a Self Inspiring week,

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How Healthy is Your Heart?

Do you know how healthy your heart is?

February is considered heart health month.

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With Valentines Day coming up, we tend to focus on all matters of the heart; Love, Loneliness, Grief and Loss, Depression(which is really internalized rage, but we associate it with deep sadness!), cholesterol, heart disease and so on.

If your heart is feeling particularly heavy right now, then be sure to get the Joy Kit Today!

So, how healthy is your heart?

We all know that our heart is a physical organ necessary to life.

But did you know – it is a muscle which helps distribute your blood according to your own life energy system. “That the blood drives the heart, not the heart the blood.” Rudolf Steiner – The Heart is not a Pump!

Now, your heart may be a physical organ but, did you know that it is heavily influenced by your thoughts and emotions.

In order to keep your heart in tip top shape, it’s important to understand how your thoughts and emotions really do affect it.

Lets look at what the heart really means for you in a grander more wholistic way.

Yes, it keeps your blood flowing, thus feeding energy and nutrients to all of your other organs and systems. However, it is first and foremost a sensory organ. It’s the central brain for your emotional life.

It’s the main balancing point between your lower, earthly, physical body and your upper, Cosmic soul and spiritual being. In other words, when you are out of balance between your physical body and your thoughts and feelings, the heart takes the brunt of this.

It is the heart’s job to try and correct these imbalances in whatever way it can.

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When your heart, stumbles or falters, it is first due to a disruption in the flow of your life energy. It’s letting you know, that you have some sort of imbalance between your upper soul life and your lower earthly life.

It is the heart, which acts energetically as the mediator of your inner and outer emotions. Remember, e-motions are energy in motion! 

Whatever you feel inside, you express externally, all stemming from the hearts need to release the imbalance.

For instance, when you’re afraid, you become cautious, are more aware and hypersensitive to your environment via your blood and heart rate accelerating. When you are sad, you turn inward, are less social and have an appearance of being energetically low because your heart rate drops. When you are angry, your blood begins to “boil” and you have an intense need to erupt! Yelling, screaming, throwing things and injuring yourself, are all attempts to discharge this inner tension caused by anger.

Once the imbalance has been fully released, the heart returns to normal!

If however, there is some block due to chronic, long standing inner fears, insecurities, anger, unresolved trauma and oppression like, Grief and Lossthen the heart becomes overwhelmed. It falters, and expresses those faults, outwardly, in extreme changes in your blood pressure, rhythm, muscular twitches such as tachycardia, etc. 

If you suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you need to read this article – Stress and Cardiovascular health!

There is certainly no shortage to aphorisms that help us to understand how our emotions effect our heart –  My heart burst with joy, You take too much to heart, heartless, hard-hearted etc…All ring true on every level.

Did you also know, that your blood and circulatory system is the carrier of your “Sense of Self”? That the strength of your red blood cells, represents your strength of Self! Thus, anemia stems from a weak sense of self.

Your blood is composed of everything you have ingested in a physical and non-physical way. Whether you are ingesting food or life experiences, it AFFECTS you.

It is your blood and heart that carries these affects to all parts of your body. So that it may reflect back out to the world, just how well you have perceived these experiences!

A Healthy heart means you are balanced in every way.

If you are struggling with any kind of heart problem and would like to fully resolve it on every level, then be sure to book a Free Health Assessment with me asap by clicking on this link and following the prompts. Your Heart will thank you!

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Have a healthy heart inspiring week.

Much Love & Gratitude

Andrea

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