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About Velda

Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, Certified Energy Therapist.

Clear Home Negative Energies

November 6th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Clear Home Hegative Energies

Here are several crystal suggestions to keep your home from absorbing unwanted negative energies:

1.  Consider placing a bowl of crystals on your kitchen table, that include Snowflake Obsidian, Amethyst, and Apache Tears.  Together these crystals are wonderful for dissipating and removing negative energies.

Clear Home Negative Energies

2.  You may want to put a couple of chunks of Black Obsidian or Mahogany Obsidian outside on either side of your front door to keep negative energies from entering your space.Clear Home Negative Energies

3.  In the room where your front door (or side door—which ever folks enter through) is located, set a piece of Black Tourmaline in each corner.  Black Tourmaline is a wonderful resource when you want to diffuse negativity and transmute the energy into loving kindness.

Clear Home Negative Energies

4.  Smoky Quartz is one of the best crystals to clear unwanted and negative energy from a room or space. It will remove the dense energy and replace it with a clear, clean, uplifting energy.  It is the “Roto Rooter”  for clearing a space!

Clear Negative Home Energies

Tuesday’s Healing Word Cherish

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Velda in AFFIRMATIONS | TUESDAY'S HEALING WORD

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

Webster’s New World Dictionary states:  ‘CHERISH’ means: To hold dear; To feel or show love for; To take good care of; protect; To cling to the idea or feeling of.  The American Heritage Dictionary adds: To treat with affection and tenderness.  What do you Cherish?  We at times get so bogged down with everyday minutiae that what we cherish is ignored.

Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.

Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.

~Stewart Udall  

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves

what we Cherish

and how it makes us feel. 

~anonymous

Tuesday's Healing Word CherishHere is an exercise when you are feeling stressed and want to bring in more positive healing energy.  Write down the things you Cherish.  Try using the definitions shown below :

1.  What do you hold dear?

2. What do you feel or show love to?

3.  What do you care for?

4. What do you Protect?

5.  Most importantly what do you Cherish about yourself?

Be as spontaneous as possible when going through this list.  Allow these cherished thoughts to flow freely.  Don’t judge what you should or should not be thinking.

Tuesday's Healing Word Cherish

 

 

 

 

Healing Journey Boxes

October 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Healing Journey Boxes

I thought it would be interesting to look at two of Dr. Bernie S. Siegel’s Simple Practices for a Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit that he shares in his book 101 Exercises For The Soul.   It is always great to add exercises for one’s healing journey.  

Exercise #46 – Tools For Healing – Start A Treasure Chest

Healing Journey Boxes

Dr. Siegel points out that when we have bad days and if feels like “life suck’s”, most of us need help finding our way.  With this exercise, you can identify and gather up the tools you need.  1.  What tools would help?  Material and physical tools can be helpful (take a walk, visit a special place, read a book, or go to a movie. ).  2.  What emotional and spiritual tools can you rely on?  (These may include a relative, a friend, meditate, prayer, or listen to nature ). 3.  Write down your list of resource tools on slips of paper. This can be anything that gives you joy.  Take a small box, label it your Treasure Chest, and place the slips in for safekeeping.  4.  In times of distress or trouble, open your chest and take out the tools you need.  5.  Place your Treasure Chest where you will see it every day.

Exercise #77 – Put Your Fears Away - Storage Box

Healing Journey Boxes

Dr. Bernie S. Siegel points out in  this exercise how many of us become preoccupied with our fears and worries.   He states that there is a lot to be said for the saying “Out of sight, out of mind.”  We don’t want to become unconscious of our fears and the way they affect us.  However, for this exercise we will create a new home for them.  1.  Pick out a special box and create a sanctuary for your fears and worries. 2.  Each time you notice fear surfacing write it down.  3.   Include what you are afraid of, the event that created the feeling, and how it challenges your peace of mind.  4.   Visualize that once these fears are locked in the box, they are turned over to divine guardians for safe keeping.   5.  Your fears will eventually dissolve, and when they do, discard the notes related to them in a ceremonial dumping, burning or burying.  Hopefully you will no longer have to see or feel the discarded fears ever again. 

Healing Journey Boxes

Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you can carefully observe  thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad.  Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future (Psychology Today).   Rumi’s poem below,  is using the metaphor of a guest house to form an image that each day is an opportunity to experience something new in our lives, even if it’s unexpected.

Our guest house can sometimes make us uncomfortable.  If we treat the house guests with warmth, generosity, and courage, we can learn invaluable lessons from the experience.

An important piece of chakra healing is the willingness to know ourselves including the shadow sides.  For healing to occur,  keep an open mind,  release judgments, and make  any necessary amends.

Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem

THE GUEST HOUSE

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

She may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought,

the shame, the malice.

Meet them at the door laughing

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

~ Jelaluddin Rumi 1207-1273~ (translated by Coleman Barks)

Rumi's Mindfulness Healing Poem

 ( Rumi’s Poem Guest House First Appeared  October 25, 2013, In Chakras’ Category.) 

Self-Reflexology to Relax & More

September 15th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in ACUPRES.,MERIDIANS, REFLEX.

Self-Reflexology To Relax & More

Self-Reflexology To Relax

Relax your brain

Chinese Reflexology is so powerful. Your feet tell you what’s going on in your body rather than your head.  Emotionally speaking, a lot of stuck energy is in your head.  Here is a simple exercise:  Relax your mind by pressing on the reflex area to the brain, located on the big toe of both feet, in the fleshy part behind the toe nail. To calm your mind (and even relieve headaches), pinch both big toes with your thumb and index finger for 10 seconds. Release and then press again for 10 seconds. You can also make small circles with your thumb in the flesh of the big toes. the reflexology point for the right side of your brain is on your left toe and the point for the left side of the brain is on the right toe.

Relax your neck

Almost everybody has tension here, so I always suggest stimulating the reflexology area to the neck, which is located at the base of the big toe on both feet. Make small circles here with your thumbs for one or two minutes.Self-Reflexology To Relax

Relax the back

Press on the inner edges of both feet, from the heel to the big toe, to relax your entire back. This is the reflex area to the spine, and pressing here can help your entire body “let go” so you can sleep.

Solar plexus – Instant Stress Relief

The Solar Plexus Point can be found by gently squeezing the top of the foot inward and seeing a dimple or hollow space.  When pressing directly on this point with your thumb, it can relax the entire body, restore calm and bring instant stress relief. Hold  for 30 seconds, release and repeat on both feet.

 Self-Reflexology To Relax & More

Detox and Improve Sleep

If you have consumed too much sugar and it is keeping you awake, try this — on the sole of the right foot, press close to the outer edge of the foot just above the half way point between your heel and your toes. This is the reflex area to the liver, and pressing here for 10 seconds (release and repeat about six times) can help your body to detox and improve your sleep.  Devote special attention to the outer portion of the arch, rolling your knuckles from the ball of the foot toward the heal.  Finish by using your right thumb to rub the arch, working from the outside of the foot inward.

To enhance results, use massage oil or lotion that contains essential oil of lavender, sweet orange, or rose to induce calm and reduce stress.

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

September 1st, 2017 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

If you can learn to quiet your mind, it helps recharge your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. People who have been suffering from stress, sickness, or a trauma can spend quiet contemplative time in gardens, community parks, or mountains to heal.

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad,
whatever is done and suffered by her creatures.
All scars she heals,
whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts.

~John Muir

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

Viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, or stress and increases pleasant feelings.  Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

 Nature is the one place where miracles
not only happen,
but they happen all the time.

~Thomas Wolfe

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

Being in nature also bestows a sense of connectedness, meaning, and purpose. There is a sense of chaotic order in the way nature works; the plants and animals are interconnected in a series of complex relationships. Everything coexists in nature without the necessity of outside intervention.

Look deep, deep into nature, and then
You will understand everything better.

~Albert Einstein

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

Being in nature helps to clear one’s head of life’s demands and disruptive thoughts. This clarity of thought may lead to finding answers to life’s questions and discovering insights to life’s problems.

You never conquer a mountain.
Mountains can’t be conquered;
you conquer yourself
your hopes, your fears.

~Jim Whitaker

Nature Pampers Our Spirit

 Remember To Pamper Your Spirit!

 

Alligator – Animal Spirit Guide

August 16th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in ANIMAL SPIRIT GUIDES

Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

When walking in nature, I have an active imagination and often see shapes in trees that looks like an animal or a dancing ballerina or maybe even the head of an alligator.  The Alligator has inhabited earth for millions of years and are known as the keepers of ancient wisdom in many myths and legends.  When one of these creatures enters your life, look for an opportunity to touch very primal energies.  This spirit animal guide contains all the unbridled creative forces of the world and the fury and ferocity of Primal Energies. It is the keeper and protector of all knowledge.  Steven D. Farmer, PH.D. shares the following in his book, Animal Spirit Guides:

Alligator - Animal Spirit GuideIf ALLIGATOR shows up, it means:

Take your time to digest what you’re learning.

This is a time for renewal and new beginnings.

You need to be very protective of your personal territory and assertive about setting boundaries.

Gather all the facts and look at the situation from all sides before passing judgment, making any decisions, or taking action.

It is an important time to honor your ancestors.Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

Call On ALLIGATOR when:

Someone has confided something very personal to you, and you need to keep it hidden and secret.

You are clearly at the end of one cycle or phase of your life and moving into a new era.

You’ve transgressed your own ethical guidelines, and in doing so have hurt someone else and sincerely want to may amends.

You are feeling drawn to a study of ancient wisdom and knowledge, but are not sure where to begin.

 

If ALLIGATOR is your POWER ANIMAL:

You seem a bit cold to others upon a first meeting, yet given enough time, you can warm up to them.

You keep to yourself most of the time, but  when you do reveal yourself, others feel your strong presence.

You move rather slowly and deliberately until someone invades your personal space.

You’re quite shy and a bit of a loner, and when you’re in social situations you go unnoticed.

You assess any troubling situation, taking action when you have all the necessary information.

When you act, you do so swiftly and without hesitation or equivocation.

Alligator - Animal Spirit Guide

(Photo taken at Bellevue Botanical Garden)

Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

August 13th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

Mahasirs mudra is a hand posture practiced for various health benefits. It is also called ‘large head mudra’. One of the important purposes of this mudra is to reduce headaches.   Gertrud Hirschi shares in her book, Mudras Yoga in Your Hands:  Headaches have a great variety of causes and can hardly be made to disappear once and for all with one single mudra.  Frequently, weather influences or tension in the eyes, neck, back or pelvis are at fault; or there are problems with the sinuses or digestion.  The Mahasirs Mudra balances energy, has a tension-relieving effect, and eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.

Mahasirs Mudra for HeadachesHow to do the Mahasirs Mudra

1.  Sit or lie down in a comfortable place. Take a few, deep cleansing breaths, exhaling through the mouth. Roll the shoulders, neck, and head to loosen up.

2.  Place your ring finger into the fold of the thumb. Touch the tips of your thumb, index and middle finger.

3.  Keep the baby straight.  Do this with both hands.

4.  Focus on breathing deep into the belly.

5.  When exhaling, imagine that waves of energy are flowing down from head through the body, and leaving through your hands and feet.  Hold mudra as long as necessary.

6.  After a while, imagine that the head is clear, cool, clean, and light. Stay Relaxed.   Do at least 3 to 6 times daily.Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

Benefits of Mahasirs Mudra 

1.  It balances energy in the head and releases stress & tension.  It quiets the senses and calms the emotions.

2.  It eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.

3.  It relaxes weather influences or tension in the eyes.

4.  It improves concentration and meditation.

Additional Measures Against Headaches (found in Gertrud Hirschi’s book):

1.  Dip a washcloth in water that has some added vinegar and place it on your feet.  Wrap around the soles, the bottom of the feet and the toes as well.

2.  Next massage both the frontal eminences on the forehead.   Then massage up and down your neck by vigorously pressing your index and middle fingers into the middle of the nape of the neck. (See diagram to the right).

3.  Finally complete these last three steps by forming the Mahasirs Mudra with your fingers.

 

 

Crown Chakra Meditation Revisited

August 10th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in COLORS | MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Crown Chakra Meditation Revisited

This post first appeared March 2, 2013.  I find when working with clients that many times their Crown Chakra needs balancing.  The following lovely meditation for balancing the Crown Chakra was introduced by Sue Windred.   This would be an excellent chakra meditation to record in your own voice, reading slowly and allowing for pauses where appropriate.

Crown Chakra Meditation Revisited(The author’s spaces below indicate pauses).

“Sit back comfortably      with your back straight,      take a deep breath      and breathe out all your tension.    Imagine yourself on a grassy patch      on top of a hill. Looking up    you see a beautiful rainbow      in the clear blue sky.     All the colors are clear    yet blending into each other.    As you gaze at the rainbow    you feel it coming towards you.     You watch     as it gets closer     until it is above your head.    Sitting there    you feel the colors absorbing in through your Crown Chakra.

Feel the red going down to your Root Chakra.    The orange going down to your Sacral Center.   The yellow going down to your Solar Plexus.     The green going down to the heart.  The blue going to the throat.   The indigo going to third eye.   And the violet to your crown.  

Feel all the colors     absorbing     into all your chakras.     Sit for awhile     continue to take in all the colors.       When you are ready      open your eyes,      feeling relaxed     but alive.”

This chakra balancing meditation can be used whenever and as often as you like.

 

August Summer Days

August 1st, 2017 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

August Summer Days

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down–

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

August Summer Days

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention,

how to fall down into the grass,

how to kneel in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed,

how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

August Summer Days

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

Mary OliverThe Summer Day

August Summer Days

I discovered the heart above while nature walking along a river at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon.