Dragon Time Essential Oil-Balancing-Moon Cycle

January 9th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in OILS


I love when some of my native friends refer to the woman’s menstrual cycle as her Moon Cycle.   It sounds so connected to the Universe.  Well I have regressed some because today let’s talk about one of the Essential Oils recommended for menstrual discomforts/PMS.  Dragon Time™ (by Young Living Essential Oils) is a calming and soothing blend of the following oils:  clary sage, fennel, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, and yarrow.  This blend of balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle.  In the Young Living Essential Oils literature, Dragon Time™ is recommended for both young and mature women.

I recommend you rub Dragon Time on your hands during ovulation or when cramping and place hands over lower abdomen for the ovaries or on the lower back.  It is also helpful to rub a small amount of Dragon Time on the bottom of your feet.  This blend often helps with fluid retention, hormonal skin conditions, anxiety depression and insomnia.  Young Living Essential Oils literature states this blend is suitable for all but the most sensitive skin.




My boat struck something deep.

Nothing happened.

Sound, silence, waves.

Nothing happened, or perhaps

everything has happened,

and I’m sitting in the

middle of my new life.

≈Juan Ramon Jimeniz, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Using Color for Knee Problems

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS


Inna Segal covers knee problems in her book, The Secret Language of Your Body, and suggests what colors to use for healing the possible following contributing factors:  control, blame, judgment, anger, resentment, frustration, inflexibility and feeling stuck.  It can also be unsolved family issues, problems dealing with a person, or situation and also difficulty making decisions and keeping commitments.  For many of us it is the fear of moving forward, or the need to know what will happen next.

If your are having problems with your right knee, the author points out that this might be connected to emotional issues with a significant male in your life, or fear of moving forward in your career, limited thinking, or fear of failure.  The author suggests you ask yourself this question “Where am I inflexible in my life?”

If your problems are in the left knee this relates to issues with a significant female in your life.  It could mean you are holding on to sadness, hurt, and loss from past or feeling like a victim.   You might feel constant criticism is holding you back.  The author requests you ask yourself “Am I willing to let go of controlling, blaming, and judging myself and others?  Can I give myself permission to move forward with trust, love, and certainty?”  

Hopefully you can answer either of these questions with a yes, visualize releasing that which is bothering you and then we will enjoy learning how to run healing colors into the knees.  Start by sitting down and rubbing your hands together and start feeling the heat and possibly tingling sensation in the palms of your hands.  Place your hands around your knee.  Now start visualizing a warm powerful green ray of light moving into your knee.  Visualize the green ray releasing all negative energy and generating healthy energy.



You can also visualize the pink ray of light which is the energy of unconditional love.  It releases worry, stress, and negativity replacing negative with love.

Feel free to experiment with the orange ray of light which helps bring all emotions to the surface for clearing, helping to heal a wide range of issues.  Don’t be discouraged if you can’t visualize the color.  You can wrap the knee with the a piece of clothing in the color or a gemstone in the color you choose to work with…try, believe and good healing.



” Where the mind goes, the energy follows”≈ 

Ancient Eastern Thought, 

Author Unknown 

Healing Affirmations for the Back

January 4th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS


healing affirmations for back pain

Many of us suffer from some back issues.  Today I want to share the following healing affirmations for the back from Louise L. Hay’s book, Heal Your Body.  When you are choosing to use one or all of these affirmations, find a quiet time, relax, and most of all give your full attention to the area of the back where you want to use the healing affirmation.  Repeat as often as needed each affirmation with love and compassion.   I like to end my back affirmations rolling my shoulders several times first backwards and then forwards to help release more tension.   LETS TAKE CARE OF OUR BACK!


Headache Release with Gemstones

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Today I am featuring amethyst for helping release a headache or migraine.  First sit or preferably lie quietly with an amethyst on your forehead.  You can also tape a single bead on the temples or base of the neck if the headache radiates from these points.   You can also tape a strand of amethyst on the forehead then drape over the  temples.  Now rest quietly for 20-30 minutes AND  breathe into the pain.


livingingratitudebyangelesarrienI am excited to be highlighting Angeles Arrien’s book, Living in Gratitude a Journey That Will Change Your Life, in ‘Feature Posts’ on the Welcome Page each month of 2013.  Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade, Sacred Pleasure, and the Real Wealth of Nations, writes “In Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien once again gives us a treasury of wisdom and practical tools.  Written with her trademark flair and love, this is a transformative book of month-by-month reflections and practices that effectively shows us how to integrate the healing of gratitude into every day of our lives.” The author writes there are four Universal Portals to Gratitude:  Blessings, Learnings, Mercies and Protections.  These portals will be explored as each monthly chapter presents a theme that examines universal, cross-cultural, and perennial wisdoms related to the cultivation of gratitude.  Thank you, Angeles Arrien for being such a gifted teacher.







I have chosen each month of this year a feature post dedicated to Gratitude and share from Angeles Arriens marvelous book, Living in Gratitude – A Journey That Will Change Your Life. In her book review the question is asked “What would happen if you made Gratitude your focal point for one full year?” 

The following prayer and quote are at the beginning of Angeles Arrien’s January chapter along with this thoughtful question, What do you need to stop, consider, change, and correct, to better support what you envision for yourself  in this New Year?



                                                 May We Appreciate and Remember

januaryfeaturepage          Today may we appreciate this food, and remember those who are hungry.

        May we appreciate our family and friends, and remember those who are alone.

May we appreciate our health, and remember those who are sick.

May we appreciate the freedoms we have,

and remember those who suffer injustice and tyranny.

Peace on Earth.





                          BEGIN ANEW

               For all that has been – Thanks!

                   For all that shall be – Yes!

                    DAG HAMMARSKJOLD