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About Velda

Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, Certified Energy Therapist.

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.  

Remove Fear From Body With Color

July 9th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in COLORS | ENERGY HEALING

Remove Fear Freom Body With Color

There are many ways to introduce and use color for helping to remove fear from the body.  Below is a Color Chart showing what fear is held by different body locations and what color to use.  Here are simple suggestions how to introduce colors recommended for specific body fear:

Remove Fear From Body With Color

1.   Pick up color felt swatches at local craft store.  These can be cut to any size, however, (no smaller than  4″ x 4″ works best).  Take some quiet time and place your felt on the needed area(s).

2.  Take time to relax and place appropriate colored stones on the areas that need attention is also very helpful.  I would recommend repeating as often as needed.

3.  Try relaxing during quiet time and practice visualizing breathing color needed to help heal the body fear you are holding.  There is nothing wrong with working with all three of these suggestions together.

Remove Fear From Body With Color

 COLOR CHART FOR REMOVING FEAR FROM THE BODY

   AREA OF BODY     COLOR                       FEAR
Brain gold               fear of thoughts
Eyes blue               fear of “seeing”
Ears yellow               fear of ”hearing”
Nose/sinuses yellow               fear of environment
Teeth/jaw yellow               fear of decision-making
Throat orange               fear of expressing oneself
Lungs orange               fear of imprisonment
Heart magenta               fear of heartbreak
Stomach violet               fear of emotions
Small intestine yellow               fear of past/childhood
Large intestine yellow               fear of the present
Pancreas green               fear of isolation
Liver green               fear of making mistakes
Gall bladder green               fear of aggression/anger
Kidneys scarlet               fear of disappointment in others
Bladder scarlet               fear of pressure
Sexual organs scarlet               fear of sexuality
Spine orange               fear of being burdened
Joints orange               fear of stagnation

Windows In Our Soul

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

LET THERE BE MANY WINDOWS IN YOUR SOUL

~ Ralph Waldo Trine

American Philosopher 1866-1958

Windows In Oue Soul

Let there be many windows in our soul,

That all the glory of the Universe may beautify it.

Not the narrow pane of one poor creed can catch the radiant rays

That shine from countless sources.

Tear away the blinds of superstition;

Let the light pour through fair windows,

Broad as truth itself,  and high as heaven.

Windows In Our Soul

Tune your ear to all the worldless music of the stars

And to the voice of nature,

And your heart shall turn to truth

and  goodness as the plant

to the sun.

 Windows In Our Soul

A thousand unseen hands reach down

 To help you to their peace-crowned heights,

And all the forces of the firmament

Shall fortify your strength.

Be not afraid to thrust aside half truths

And grasp the whole.

Windows In Our Soul

Send Healing Love to the Soul through open Eyes, Ears, Heart,  and Hands!

Healing Properties of Chalcedony

June 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES

Chalcedony is a type of quartz that comes in many colors. In Michael Gienger’s book, Crystal Power, Crystal Healing, he shares the following information on the healing properties of Chalcedony.Healing Properties of Calcedony

Spiritually:  Represents both aspects of communication; the ability to listen, to understand, and to communicate effectively.

Emotionally:  Bestows a light-heartedness, and elated feeling for life. It enhances conscious self-awareness, improves memory, calms and dissolves stress.

Mentally:  Improves powers of oratory, verbal dexterity, and increases creativity and openness to inspiration.

Physically:  Alleviates problems of the respiratory tract, lowers blood pressure, and enhances the immune system.  It can also help with early stages of diabetes. 

Chalcedony Healing Properties

Spiritually:  Helps us live in the present, face unpleasant things, communicate calmly, and remain relaxed.

Emotionally:  Stimulates proper processing of inner images and memories.  Helps develop open attitude towards fellow human beings and the environment.

Mentally:  It encourages both a proper sense of judgement and tolerance.

Physically:  Stimulates the metabolism of copper in the body, detoxification of the liver, and strengthens the immune system.

Healing Properties of Chalcedony

Spiritually:  Represents sociable nature which is able to discriminate clearly between its own spiritual goals and the influences of others.

Emotionally:  Encourages clear thinking and systematic research to identify what motives and values lie behind a piece of information.

Mentally:  Also encourages precise thinking to comprehend the real meaning and motives behind information received.

Physically:  Its effects are similar but stronger that Blue Chalcedony in the case of chronic illnesses and the physical problems associated with smoking.

Healing Properties of Chalcedony

Spiritually:  Represents liveliness, understanding and helpfulness.  It enhances the ability to listen and help others deal with their problems and sorrows.

Emotionally:  Encourages goodness, kindness, and warm-heartedness.  It bestows a carefree attitude, inner peace, and deep trust, particularly in the case of conflicts and psychosomatic illnesses, such as anxiety about the heart.

Mentally:  Teaches us to view the world with a sense of wonder.  It brings a child-like curiosity, the willingness to learn new things, and encourages the gift of story-telling.

Physically:  Offers liveliness and warmth.  It fortifies the heart so it can function strongly without effort.  It eases breastfeeding and provides the inner tranquility for the task.  Just like the Blue Chalcedony, it enhances the immune system and the flow of lymphatic fluids.

Healing Properties of Chalcedony

Spiritually:  Bestows strength, persistence, the energy to overcome difficulties, and helps to attain set goals.  Helps keep the mind flexible without sacrificing our own point of view.

Emotionally:  Gives us strength and confidence.  Makes us aware of our own life’s dreams and helps to realize them without letting a fixation upon them arise.

Mentally:  Encourages openness and inspiration and fortifies our intentions, which makes it easier for one’s voice to be heard.

Physically:  Stimulates blood circulation without allowing the blood pressure to become to high.  It inhibits the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine and reduces hunger pangs.  (Red Chalcedony should only be used continuously for about two – three weeks.  Inhibiting the absorption of nutrients longer may induce temporary nausea).

Tuesday's Healing Word-Detachment

Detachment is experiencing our feelings without allowing them to control us.   We can practice letting go and accepting what we cannot change.  It is freedom from bias or prejudice.  Detachment is a deep breath of peace and patience in response to unexpected anger.  We can listen without losing ourselves.

“Detachment does not mean

non-involvement.

You can be deeply involved

but not entangled.”

~Ali ibn abi Talib (601-661)

Tuesday's Healing Word - Detachment

 It is self-healing to detach from others’ choices, knowing that their spiritual work is not ours to do.  When we see and accept our mistakes honestly, we can make amends and start afresh with detachment.

Tuesday's Healing Word - Detachment

Practicing detachment frees us to lead our lives with grace.

Auric Crystal Healing

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

Auric Crystal Healing

Your Aura is the energetic force that surrounds your entire being. The purpose of the aura is to act as a protective screen to block out and repel the negative energies, thoughts, and feelings of others, and also to prevent leakage of your own energy. However, holes, known as auric tears, can form within the aura, weakening it, and thus making it susceptible to harm by invading outside energies. These tears have many causes, including stress, trauma, depression, abuse, and physical injuries or illnesses to name just a few.

The following stones can be used for auric health and protection:

Auric Crystal HealingAmber aligns the subtle bodies with the physical body. Releases negative energy.

Amethyst heals holes in the aura, cleanses it, draws in divine energy to protect the aura.

Apache Tear protects the aura and prevents it from absorbing negative energies from any source, but especially the negativity of other people.

Bloodstone cleanses the aura.

Carnelian repairs the aura.

Citrine cleanses and aligns the aura.

Jet protects against other’s negative thoughts.

Magnetite strengthens the aura.

Quartz cleanses, protects, and strengthens the aura. Seals auric tears.

Smoky Quartz  grounds energy and removes negative energy from the aura.

Green Tourmaline heals auric tears.

Methods used to protect your Aura:

1.  Slowly pass your chosen stone or crystal over the aura (the space around the entire body).  An auric tear will feel cold and empty. The stone may start to feel differently, such as becoming cold or vibrating slightly. Once you’ve located a hole or tear, hold the stone over the area for several moments.

2.  Hold your chosen stone or crystal over each chakra starting with the Root Chakra for a few moments. Doing so periodically will help to keep your chakras strong and healthy, which in turn will help to keep your aura healthy as well. If damage is sensed over a chakra (the same as with the aura), move the stone in a counter-clockwise motion over the chakra. This will release any negative energy that may be lingering there. Then move the stone in a clockwise pattern over the chakra. This will heal the chakra and seal it.

3.  The easiest way to use stones for protection of any kind (physical, emotional, auric, etc.) is to carry your chosen protection stone in a pocket, or a stone talisman may be carried for protection, or your favorite aura protection stone jewelry can be worn.

Auric Crystal Healing

 HAPPY AURIC HEALING!

 

Lakshmi Goddess Of Abundance & Wisdom

May 24th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in GODDESS WISDOM

Goddess Of Abundance & Wisdom

Goddess Lakshmi (pronounced LOCK-shmee) is known as the Hindu Goddess of Abundance and Wisdom.  Her connection to the lotus flowers, elephants, and water represents her absolute faith in the fertility and abundance available to everyone.  Lakshmi works with Ganesh, the elephant-headed deity, known as the “overcomer of obstacles.”  United together, they are an unstoppable team to help you release fear and accept abundance in your life.

Lakshmi Goddess of Abundance & Wisdom

Lakshmi manifested herself in the form of art and knowledge.  She is a lover of books and of the wisdom to be found in them and is happy to bring you a supply of knowledge and opportunity  She is known to have taught her followers to be truthful, philanthropic and sincere.  Amy Zerner & Monte Farber’s book, Goddess, Guide Me, give us the following:

Lakshmi Goddess of Abundance & WisdomLAKSHMI’S  RITUAL – GET WISE!

“Charge up” a glass of water with energy by placing a small, clean amethyst crystal in it and leaving the glass on a window sill in the moonlight (if possible) overnight. In the morning, remove the crystal and face the sunlight while drinking the water which has absorbed LAKSHMI’s wisdom. Now close your eyes and imagine a beautiful lotus opening up; from a bud to a mature open flower. See it unfolding in the center of your forehead between your eyes, the place where the mystical third eye is found. Recite the following words nine times:

Unveil my eye and let me see.

Reveal what has eluded me.

Let freedom, faith and honesty

Take me far on land and sea.

Whenever you need to rise above your situation or gain perspective, imagine the lotus blooming as you see your third eye opening as well. Be open to the answers you will receive.

Fearlessness Mudra Exercises

May 17th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Fearless Mudra Exercises

Fearlessness Mudra Exercises Abhaya Mudra

Meaning: In Sanskrit, “Abhaya” means “fearlessness”.

What It Does: This mudra symbolizes protection, peace, benevolence, and the dispelling of fear. It also is an ancient one, demonstrating that the hand is empty of weapons. It indicates friendship and peace. In Buddhism, it’s a symbol of the fearlessness and the spiritual power of the Buddha or bodhisattva.

How To:  Right hand raised to shoulder height, the arm crooked, the palm of the hand facing outward, and the fingers upright and joined. The left hand hangs down at the side of the body.Fearlessness Mudra Exercises

 Hansi Mudra

Meaning:  Courage Mudra (Hansi)

What It Does: This Mudra helps to evoke courage, fearlessness, and relieves anxiety.  It also can stimulate feelings of self-love, acceptance, and ease feelings of loneliness and isolation.

How To:  Touch tips of all fingers together except for the pinkie fingers. Hold hands out to sides in a cactus position with extended pinkies pointing upwards.

Practice Fearlessness Mudra Exercises

Fearlessness Mudra Exercises

•  Mudras can be practiced while seated, lying down, standing, and walking.  It is best to be in a meditative mood.

•  Gertrud Hirschi, author of Mudras Yoga in Your Hands,  suggests a good time to practice is a few minutes before getting up and a few minutes before falling asleep, before or after meals, and on your walks.

•  Pay attention to a symmetrical posture and your breath.  To calm yourself, remember to slow your breath.  To refresh yourself, remember to intensify your breathing.

•  Great masters do not agree on the length of time to practice mudra positions.  I recommend that you start with holding each mudra 1 to 3 minutes at least 2 – 3 times a day.   If you can only hold these positions for one minute and often during the day, you will benefit.  FEARLESSNESS FEELS GREAT!

Take An 'AWE' Meditation Walk

“What is an AWE walk?  An awe walk is a walk within a place of meaning and beauty, where your sole task is to encounter something that amazes and transcends, be it big or small.”  This is from Mindful Magazine’s April, 2017, issue titled,  A Guided Awe Walk Meditation.  We all have felt those awe moments when walking in a wooded forest, a botanical garden, a blossoming desert, or on a sandy beach.  I believe we take our meditation walks with eyes, ears, and hearts open.  There will always be something that brings us to that ‘AWE’ moment.  It can be touching the bark of a tree, seeing a rabbit grazing or listening to nature’s surrounding choir.

Take An 'AWE' Meditation Walk

‘AWE’ Walking Meditation Practice

1) Take a deep breath in. Count to six as you inhale and six as you exhale. Feel the air move through your nasal passages and hear the sound of your breath. We’ll come back to this breath throughout the walk.

2) Feel your feet on the ground and listen to the surrounding sounds. Return to your breath. Count to six while you inhale and six as you exhale.

3) Shift your awareness now so that you are open to what is around you.  Notice things that are vast and unexpected; or things that surprise, and delight. Take a deep breath in. Count to six as you inhale and six as you exhale.

Take An 'AWE' Meditation Walk

4) Let your attention be open in exploration for what inspires ‘AWE’. Your attention might appreciate vast spaces, and the sounds and sights within them. You might shift to small patterns, for example of the sorrel on the ground, or the veins on leaves, or a cluster of tiny mushrooms.

5) Bring your attention back to the breath. Count to six as you inhale and six as you exhale. Coming out of these experiences of awe, we often feel a sense of wonder. Wonder happens when we are delighted by that which surprises us, and we are moved to find explanations and deep meaning.

Take An 'AWE' Meditation Walk

 TREAT YOURSELF TO MANY ‘AWE’ MOMENTS!

Tuesday’s Healing Word – Wonder

April 26th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in TUESDAY'S HEALING WORD

Tuesday's Healing Word Wonder

Wonder is a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.  It is being open to the mysteries of life.  When we look at the grandeur of nature, it can move us deeply.  It is our soul’s appreciation for that which is precious and inspiring.

 “The more clearly we can focus our attention

on the wonders and realities of the universe about us,

the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

~Rachel Carson

Tuesday's Healing Word Wonder

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet.

Try to make sense of what you see,

and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

~Stephen Hawking

Tuesday's Healing Word Wonder

The Practice Of Wonder

Take Time to contemplate beauty.

Be inspired by life’s mysteries.

Be present in the moment.

Be mindful of signs and wonders.

Appreciate life’s synchronicities.

Believe that your life is meaningful.

~The Virtues Project™

Tuesday's Healing Word Wonder

 Do you ever WONDER how healing your smile is for others?