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Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, Certified Energy Therapist.

Native American Code Of Ethics

January 1st, 2018 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Native American Code Of Ethics

Ronit Baras shared the following in her Family Matters Blog:  “My work in personal development is in the service of all codes of ethics. I believe that regardless of which one we follow, if each and every one of us strives to live by them, to the best of our ability, we will create a better world.  Judaism is about 5,000 years old, Buddhism is about 2,500 years old, Christianity is about 2,000 years old, and Islam is about 1,500 years old. Meanwhile, the Native American Code of Ethics goes back 11,000 years. Fortunately, if you go deep into each of these belief systems, you will find them very similar”.Native American Code Of Ethics

Can you see the similarities between the North American Code of Ethics and your own beliefs?

  • Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
  • Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy, and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
  • Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
  • Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.
  • Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.
  • Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.
  • Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.
  • Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
  • All persons make mistakes and all mistakes can be forgiven.
  • Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.

  • Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. They are part of your worldly family.Native American Code of Ethics
  • Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are grown, give them space to grow.
  • Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain will return to you.
  • Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of ones will within this universe.
  • Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and Physical self – all need to be strong, pure and healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
  • Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you will react. Be responsible for your own actions.
  • Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not touch the personal property of others – especially sacred and religious objects. This is forbidden.
  • Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
  • Respect others’ religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on others.
  • Share your good fortune with others.

Native American Code Of Ethics

Wasp Spirit Guide

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

Wasp Spirit GuideI would never thought to share about the Wasp Spirit Guide.  I am not frightened of wasps but  have a great respect for their aggressive temperament.  Bees on the other hand are gentle and only sting when protecting themselves.  Several days ago while curled up reading a book,  there was  a buzzing.  I thought possibly a piece of paper might be resting on the heat vent, but no, suddenly a wasp appeared.  Startled, I asked “where did you come from and why now?”  With a plastic container, I rescued him from possible demise at the hands of other members of the family and placed him in a bush near the house.  Perhaps some of the Wasp Spirit Guide messages covered by Steven D. Farmer, PH.D. in his book Animal Spirit Guides might speak to you as they did to me.

Wasp Spirit Guide

If WASP shows up, it means:

1.  Whatever task is before you, jump in and go for it with enthusiasm and determination.  Lead with heart not mind.

2.  The next few weeks, focus on fulfilling your responsibilities and personal obligations.

3.  Then break out of your routine and do something adventurous. Whatever you’ve dreamed of doing, put some plans into action to realize them.

Wasp Spirit Guide

Call on WASP when:

1.  When going through tangled emotions/mood swings and want to stay centered as possible while going through this time.

2.  You are in a rut and want to break out of it.  You feel the need for emotional and physical nourishment.

3.  You’ve been wishing and dreaming about something and now want to work toward its manifestation

Wasp Spirit Guide

If WASP is your POWER ANIMAL:

1.  You like  to do things your way and you alternate between being independent, private, and irritable to being sociable, personable and enjoying others.  This can make for some challenges in a relationship.

2.  As you ages, you’ll receive more recognition for being an innovator of new trends and ideas

3.  You are a hard worker and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.  Late summer and early fall are the seasons when you are the most active and dynamic.

 FYI, these hints remind us to be cautious around wasps.

Wasp Spirit Guide

NATURE’S HEALING GIFT…

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

Nature Helps Us Unplug

I decided to share my connection to the overwhelming healing power and beauty of the sky, by integrating my personal sky photos with this ‘Thou Shalt Not Worry’  poem.  Hopefully it is a reminder that Nature can help us to unplug from daily challenges, especially during the holiday season.

Thou shalt not worry,

 for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

Thou shalt not be fearful,

for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them,

for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

Nature Helps Us Unplug

Thou shalt face each problem as it comes,

for you can handle only one at a time anyway.

Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you,

for they make very poor bedfellows.

Thou shalt not borrow other people’s problems,

they can take better care of them than you can.

Natrure Helps Us Unplug

Thou shalt be a good listener,

for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own,

it’s very hard to learn something new when you’re talking.

Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration,

for ninety percent of it is rooted in self-pity,

and it will only interfere with positive action.

Nature Helps Us Unplug

Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday,

for good or ill it is gone,

concentrate on what is happening in your life today.

Thou shalt count thy blessings,

never overlooking the small ones,

for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.

~ Elodie Armstrong

Nature Helps Us Unplug

Tuesday’s Healing Word – Gratitude

November 21st, 2017 | Posted by Velda in TUESDAY'S HEALING WORD

Tuesday's Healing Word = Gratitude

Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. It is a virtue we can never have to much of and in life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, and to learn. Gratitude is the essence of genuine happiness.

Gratitude births only positive feelings –  love, compassion, joy, and hope.

As we focus on what we are thankful for – fear, anger, and bitterness,

simply melt away, seemingly without effort.

~M. J. Ryan

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned,

earned, worn or consumed.

Happiness is the spiritual experience

of living every minute

with love, grace, and Gratitude.”

~Denis Waitley

Tuesday's Healing Word - Gratitude

To speak Gratitude is courteous and pleasant,

to enact Gratitude is generous and noble,

to live Gratitude is to touch heaven.

~Johannes A. Gaertner

Practice of Gratitude Exercise (repeat as often as needed)

1.  I am grateful for my life.

2.  I perceive the blessings in each moment.

3.  I continually express appreciation

4.  I reflect on the good things of life.

5.  I find value in my lessons.

6.  I celebrate abundance.

7.  I am happy.

Tuesday's Healing Word - Gratitude

Visualizing & Strengthening Our Aura

November 19th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS | ENERGY HEALING

Visualizing & Strengthening Our AuraThe Human Aura is an energy field that surrounds human beings. It is directly connected to the energy vortices of the body’s seven chakras.

Ted Andrews discusses several ways we can vitalize and strengthen our personal aura in his book, How To See and Read The Aura. In Chapter One, he reports the aura is weakened by the following:  poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of fresh air, lack of rest, stress, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, negative habits, and improper psychic activity.

Here are his simple suggestions for vitalizing and strengthening the human aura: Sunlight strengthens the auric field;  Physical exercise and fresh air are extremely vitalizing to the aura; Eating less food but more frequently has a more balanced effect upon the aura; Keeping the bowels clean assists in keeping the aura strong and resilient; Meditation is strengthening and protective; and music or chanting can be used to balance and strengthen the auric field.

Visualizing & Strengthening Our Aura

 Here are four steps to an Aura Strengthening Meditation.  Spend 3-5 minutes per step:

  1. Breathe deeply and slowly at first, sensing the presence of the bioenergy “life force” within you.
  2. Feel this energy flowing through you and imagine that it’s cleansing you.
  3. Visualize this energy within your body radiating more and more. See if you can see/sense the color of the energy.
  4. While visualizing the energy (and color if possible), direct this nourishing energy to the area of the body that needs healing (e.g. areas of the body where pain resides, or feels weak).

Visualizing & Strengthening Our Aura

 

 

 

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

What the World Needs Now

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

What The World Needs Now

“What the World Needs Now Is Love” was a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. It was first recorded  by Jackie DeShannon, and released on April 15, 1965. This song was originally offered to Dionne Warwick, who turned it down at the time.  It has been recorded by the Supremes in 1968, Dionne Warwick in 1996, Ron Keating in 2011, and Kree Harrison in 2013.  On June 15, 2016, the song was recorded by Broadway for Orlando with all proceeds going to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.  Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced their release of this powerful song on December 2016.  These lyrics are appropriate for the gratitude month of November.  Join me in sharing your love to help OUR WORLD NOW!

What The World Needs Now

What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, but for everyone

Look, we don’t need another mountain
There are oceans and rivers
Enough to cross, enough to last
Until the end of time

Lord we don’t need another meadow
There are corn fields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sun beams and moon beams enough to shine
This I know, if you want to know

What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
No, not just for some, just for everyone

Songwriters: BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC For non-commercial use only

What The World Needs Now

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.)