Shoulders hold our Emotional Burdens

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

 Shoulders Hold our Burdens

Today I want to spend time on the Burden Areas located at the shoulders.  The right shoulder is the OUTER WORLD – Burdens and Responsibilities of carrying emotional weight of others on  this shoulder.   The left shoulder is the INNER WORLD – Burdens and Responsibilities of carrying emotional weight of yourself on this shoulder.  I personally know that carried emotional issues can become physical issues, if not released.

The OUTER WORLD (right shoulder) emotional issues could include:  dealing with serious family health concerns, addiction of a loved one, depression of someone close, and responsibility of the care-taking of an terminally ill person or feeling responsible for family unity.

The INNER WORLD (left shoulder) emotional issues could include:  emotional baggage carried from childhood memories, grief over loss of loved one, trauma of physical or sexual abuse, loss of self-esteem, depression, unfulfilled dreams, feeling stuck, guilt, frustration, loneliness, and much more that we carry regarding our self.  We know that tight tense shoulders generally bunch up around our ears, restricting the flow of blood to brain.


1.  Round your shoulders forward and even sink your chest. Un- hunch the shoulders, spread the collar bones, lift your chest and relax your neck and jaw.

2.  Take your left hand and start tapping at your right shoulder joint and tap up to where shoulder joins neck.  Do this several times and then switch and  tapping your left shoulder with your right hand. Emotional releases sometimes happen during energy healing, Reiki and massage sessions.

3.  I believe you can release some of the emotions stored in your shoulders while doing the simple exercise to relax your shoulders mentioned above by repeating:


I hope you might experiment releasing both any Inner World or Outer World Emotional Burdens you might be holding during this Holiday Season and throughout the year.

(This is a revisited post first published December 6, 2012)

Meditating With Malachite

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES
Meditating With Malachite

Meditating with Malachite

Why consider Meditating with Malachite?   Here are a few suggestions:

1.  Malachite reveals the truth about oneself and brings to the surface that which is unknown or unseen to the conscious mind.  Some practitioners have used Malachite in meditations to get in touch with the Earth Mother.

2.  Meditating with Malachite shows you where dis-harmonies are within your mind, body and soul.   Our bodies can tell us what we need, what we are missing and what is required to do to correct the problem, but often it is hard to be able to listen to what our bodies are saying.

3.  Meditating with Malachite helps strengthen the immune system.  While meditating, hold a Malachite crystal in each hand and allow the energies to flush through your body. Visualize the energy sweeping through your blood stream cleaning out all the little germs and viruses that make us sick.  It is important when Meditating with Malachite to always work with polished stones.   Malachite is toxic in raw form and one must avoid breathing its dust.

Meditating With Malachite

Judy Hall gives us the following Malachite Meditation in her book, Life-Changing Crystals.  This meditation is a potent way to connect with the issues that are keeping you from stepping into your power. It helps resolve past issues and energetic blocks.  Malachite’s strong protective properties and wisdom make you feel safe as you gently let go of old thoughts, feelings and experiences that no longer serve you.

Judy Hall’s Malachite Meditation (What am I holding on to?)

Meditating With Malachite

 1.  Find a quiet place, and breathe gently, bring your attention into the crystal.

Keep your eyes half-open and gaze at the whorls and contours of your Malachite as you connect with the crystal’s power.  Feel its strength in your hand.  Let the energy radiate up your arms and into your heart and mind. As you focus on each whorl, let it take you inward.  Allow the bands to move you gently into contact with your deepest self. Close your eyes and relax.Meditating With Malachite

2.  When you are ready, place the crystal over your solar plexus.

Ask the crystal to let you know what you are holding onto, and what would be beneficial to release.  Acknowledge any emotions that arise, and lovingly release them.  Take your mind around your body to any areas of tension or pain, breathe gently and let them go.  Let the Malachite show you any hooks that are in your heart and gently dissolve them, filling their place with forgiveness and loving energy.Meditating With Malachite

3.  Let them go, with forgiveness in your heart.

Ask the Malachite to show you how the past is affecting your present, and how your mind and your emotions control what you manifest.  Willingly surrender all that no longer serves you – all the pain, emotions, beliefs, and expectations that have weighed you down and held you back.  Acknowledge them and let them go, with forgiveness in your heart.

4.   Step into your power.

Ask the crystal to show you the gifts hidden behind the old pain, the qualities you have developed and the resources you can draw on.  Allow yourself to know how you will use them, and how you will work with Malachite in the future to manifest your new reality.  If there is any other information from Malachite, wait quietly for the answer.  If an inner figure appears, negotiate a positive role for it.Meditating With Malachite

5.  Feel the strong protection from the Malachite wrapping around you.

Before you begin the return journey, bring your attention to the subtle bodies around your physical self, and ask the Malachite to draw off and transmute any negative energies or disharmonies that have not been released.  Finally, feel the strength of the crystal and its powerful connection to the Earth, grounding you into your physical existence, bringing you fully into the present moment.  When you feel ready, thank the Malachite, open your eyes, get up and move around.

Desert’s Healing Gifts For Me

November 12th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in NATURE'S HEALING GIFTS

Nature's Healing Gifts to Me

I just returned from receiving training on initiation of the Munay-Ki Nine Rites, held at Joshua Tree Retreat Center.  I was delighted to be with 30 students from USA, Mexico, France, Netherlands and Germany.  We received all the Nine Rites from two amazing Four Winds Society instructors, and  also from the three beautiful Shaman/Medicine Men from Peru pictured below.

Nature's Desert Gifts To Me

I was prepared to be grateful for these instructions on Munay-ki but not for Nature’s Desert Gifts.   The healing started at sunrise and continued until covered by the most magnificent blanket of the Milky Way Galaxy every night.  Each morning before class another path would take me to a desert healing gift.

Nature's Desert Gifts For Me

On one of my morning walks before class, I discovered a labyrinth.  I found myself walking the spiral and being very much pulled  to Mother Earth.  I  wasn’t disappointed when I looked up the following meaning:  A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.

Nature's Desert Gifts To Me

Every morning I would see so much in the desert that reminded me of the following part of the Sacred Space Prayer dedicated to Mother Earth.  “We are gathered for the healing of all your children,  the stone people, the plant people. the four-legged, the two-legged, the creepy crawlers, the finned, the furred, and winged ones.  All our relations.”  I was quite sure all these relations were there to meet on the desert.

Desert's Healing Gifts To Me

Boasting some of the darkest nights in Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park offers many visitors the chance to admire the Milky Way Galaxy for the first time in their lives. I can totally attest to the magic of spending two nights of celebration under the stars.  Even the picture doesn’t give it justice.  It was like an out-of-body experience.

Desert's Healing Gifts For Me

Thank you for letting me share the desert healing  gifts I received during my stay at Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

Healing Power Of Being Thankful

November 1st, 2016 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Healing Power of Being Thankful

Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, has been a leading researcher in a growing field, termed “positive psychology.” His research has found that those who adopt an “attitude of gratitude”, as a permanent state of mind, experience many health benefits. Lisa Aspinwall, a psychology professor at the University of Utah, suggest that grateful people may be more likely to:Healing Power of Being Thankful

  • take better care of themselves physically and mentally
  • engage in more protective health behaviors
  • get more regular exercise
  • eat a healthier diet
  • have improved mental alertness
  • schedule regular physical examinations with their doctor
  • cope better with stress and daily challenges
  • feel happier and more optimistic
  • avoid problematic physical symptoms
  • have stronger immune systems
  • maintain a brighter view of the futureHealing Power of Being Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times,
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown

Healing Power of Being Thankful