affirmations for yin/yang sides of body

When asked a question by a client, “why do I think a person gets a health related problem on one particular side of the body?”  I didn’t have the answer.  However, I discovered that Louise L. Hay has addressed the left and right side of the body in her book Heal Your Body.  Following is what she has written for the problems, probable causes, and the new thought patterns (affirmations):

Problem – Left Side of Body; Probable Cause – Represents receptivity, taking in, feminine energy, women, the mother; New Thought PatternMY FEMININE ENERGY IS BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED.

Problem – Right Side of Body; Probable Cause – Giving out, letting go, masculine energy, men, the father: New Thought Pattern – I BALANCE MY MASCULINE ENERGY EASILY AND EFFORTLESSLY.


Double-Terminated Quartz Crystals

April 6th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

healing properties of double-terminated quartz crystal

Double-Terminated Quartz Crystals have definite points at both ends which radiates or absorbs energy at both ends simultaneously, channeling it in two directions at once. It is said to be a powerful protective, cleansing, and energizing stone.  It can help to absorb and dissipate negativity from others and intensify positive energy.  It is one of the most versatile crystals and will work on all levels to bring balance and harmony. Double-terminated quartz crystals are also excellent for sleeping and dreaming.  Sleeping with one under the pillow, helps in dream lucidity and recall.

energy sucking feels like the eye of a tornadoDo you sometimes feel you have been targeted by the eye of a tornado and all your energy has been zapped?   Do you feel drained around some people?  After visiting on the phone with someone, does your stomach ache or do you feel like you have been punched in the stomach?  Do you have weak boundaries and are unwilling to say “no”, or are you someone’s doormat, or a people pleaser?  YES???  Then you need some protection from energy vampires.  Sounds dark and dramatic.  Energy vampires don’t suck our blood – they zap our energy.  Energy vampires can be friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, or strangers.  They might not even be aware that they are energy suckers, and, at times we might also unknowingly be energy vampires ourselves.

double-terminated quartz for strengthening auraTed Andrews in his book How to Read & See Your Aura, recommends that we take two double-terminated quartz crystal (approximately 2 inches long) and place one in each hand.  They will help stabilize the energy field around the body and rebuild it.  These crystals will also strengthen and supplement your normal energy levels.

fingers touchingto closeenergy circuit

He also shares the following exercise which is very simple.  Sit comfortably in a chair with your ankles crossed (very lady-like).  With your hands resting in your lap, have all the finger tips and thumb on the left and right hand touching.  This posture closes off the circuit of your energy.  At the same time it stops your energy from being zapped by another.  The next time you encounter an energy sucker, REMEMBER this posture.

hope fly

Let Hope Fly

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.

– Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Emily Dickinson is a renowned poet, however, she had only two poems published in her lifetime.  Her sister recovered 100s of Ms. Dickinson’s poetry after her death.

The Hummingbird Totem reminds us to forever seek out the good in life and beauty in everyday.  Also the hummingbird name comes from the vibration of its wings – it reminds us that humming vibration  creates an internal message of restoring health & balance.



April 1 laughter best medicine

April 1, is a great time to point out the different ways laughing is so healing…NO JOKE!  Will Rogers, the great humorist and most well known celebrity of the 20′s and 30′s, was responsible for making the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine” a popular proverb.  All these years later there is scientific proof regarding the healing benefits of laughter.  There are yoga schools for laughter yoga training, laughter yoga groups, and yoga laughter exercises found on the Internet…NO JOKE!  It has been estimated that laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 15 minutes workout on an exercise bike.  Laughter exercises the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, respiratory system, and the facial, leg, and back muscles, which explains why we do feel like we have had a workout after some serious belly/body laughs.

Keep Laughing More Healing Benefits:      laughter best medicine

 1. Laughter inhibits the “fight or flight” response by reducing levels of certain stress hormones and actually boosts the immune system by causing an increase in white blood cells.  2. Laughter lowers the blood pressure, while increasing vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood, which aids healing.  3.  Laughter increases production of salivary immunoglobulin A, which helps to prevent pathogens (disease-causing organisms) invading the body through the respiratory tract.  4. Laughter helps our mental health by providing a way for negative emotions to be released.  5.  Laughter triggers the release of endorphin (natural opiate) into blood stream, which provides immediate pain relief.  Laughter can relieve headaches, muscular and joint pain.  It is powerful enough that a number of practitioners have undergone surgery using laughter instead of anesthetics…NO JOKE!


march angles arrien compassionate service



Angeles Arrien in her book, Living in Gratitude a Journey That Will Change Your Life, has us look at compassionate service.  She writes that compassionate service cultivates mutuality, reciprocity, and gratitude.  Where are you involved in compassionate service in your life at this time?  What wise actions of thankfulness and generosity do you want to extend to yourself and others this month?  Notice this month where you have extended compassion to others.  Where have others extended compassion to you?

She also suggests one of the best set of practices for becoming a better person through cultivating compassionate service comes from Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush in their book Compassion in Action: Setting Out on a Path of Service.  In this book, we are advised to:  be brave, start small,  use what you’ve got, do something you enjoy, and don’t over commit.


   march bringscompassionategratitude                                                                                       

    March Prayer

Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen,

and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him…

Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny?

Will it lead to self-rule for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?

Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.

MOHANDAS GANDHI (1869-1948)  




 Embody the love, gratitude,

 and compassion you want to promote