Nature Heals - Dance With Trees

Dancing Trees (Last Verse)

Dancing trees in the mist, natures beauty alive and free, 

Truly incredible vision that the entire world should see.

Dancing trees, dancing trees, raise your arms and rejoice, 

Let the world see your dance, let them hear your inner voice.

~Rik Bertrand (Portland, Oregon)

Nature Heals - Dance With Trees

“When I found trees, the trees found me.

I’m home.  I’ve  found my passion.

  We are two authentic beings playing joyfully together,

supporting one another.

  When I am in the trees I am always in the present.

  Come join me, dance with me in the trees!”

~ Genevieve Summers, Founder of Dancing With Trees, LLC


This Post originally debuted April 26, 2013





Somewhere, there are people

to whom we can speak with passion

without having the words catch in our throats.


Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us,

eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate

 with us

whenever we come into our own power.


Community means strength that joins our strength

to do the work that needs to be done.

Arms to hold us when we falter.


A circle of healing.  A circle of friends.

Someplace where

we can be free.


This wonderful poem by Starhawk was on bwb’s post November 10, 2012.  I have chosen this as June’s Retired Feature Post and its beautiful message to reach out to all women that have joined the Balance Women’s Blog Community and thank you with all my heart.

The Post Originally Debuted Nov. 12, 2012


bridge for healing exercise for inflamation


From some of the smallest books out there comes truly great self-healing options. One of those books I recommend is Cell-Level Healing The Bridge From Soul to Cell by Joy Whiteley Hawkes, Ph.D.  The following ‘Bridge to Healing’ exercise for inflammation of arthritis and joints shows how thought energy can change the functioning of our cells to repair and renew the body:

bridge to healing inflammation exercise


I like to begin Dr. Hawkes’ exercise by first getting in a relaxed position.  You can practice this exercise with eyes closed or opened, looking at a picture of a waterfall, if it helps to visualize.

Take 3 deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth then resume normal breathing.

Imagine a cool mountain waterfall pouring through your body and washing over your hot joints, carrying the inflammation down and out through the bottoms of your feet.

Visualize the cells that respond to the inflammatory signals beginning to slow down and return to normal patterns of inactive restfulness.

Visualize them remaining quiet until they are truly needed to fight a specific illness. Repeat this exercise as often as you want to continue the Cell-Level Energy Healing.

Find your healing bridge to cross.

 The Post Originally Debuted September 28, 2013



Color Affirmations For The Chakras

Color Affirmations for the Chakras

This is a lovely way of combining vibrational energy of color with the positive influence of affirmations on our physical, mental and spiritual chakra centers.  You might want to take one week to focus on one chakra affirmation each day of the week.  I suggest that you also include that particular color either with clothing, flowers, gemstones, or other accessories.  You may find that working with only one chakra affirmation feels best.   Here are your choices:

color affirmations for chakras

RED (Root Chakra) can bring in vitality, courage, and inner strength.  Affirmation: ”The power and strength of the red energies bring me courage and motivation for what I must do today.”

color affirmations for chakras

ORANGE (Sacral Chakra)  promotes happiness, confidence, and positive emotion.  Affirmation:  “The uplifting and inspiring orange energies give me joy and confidence in all that I do.”

color affirmations for the chakras

YELLOW (Solar Plexus)  provides knowledge, clarity, and self-esteem.  Affirmation:  “The refreshing and cheerful yellow energies encourage me and give me focus and clarity in my thoughts and actions.”

color affirmations for the chakras

GREEN (Heart Chakra) creates balance, love, and self-control. Affirmation:  “The comforting and balancing green energies fill my heart with compassion for myself and others.”

color affirmations for the chakras

BLUE (Throat Chakra)  encourages leadership, inner truth, and understanding.  Affirmation:  “The calming and tranquil blue energies enable me to express my thoughts and feelings openly.”

color affirmations for the chakras

INDIGO (Brow Chakra) enables intuition, empathy, and understanding.  Affirmation:  “The restorative and meditative indigo energies allow my intuition and spirituality to guide me through the day.”

color affirmations for the chakras

VIOLET (Crown Chakra)  supports peace, creativity and inspiration.  Affirmation:  “The purifying and inspirational Violet energies foster my self-awareness and creativity.”

color affirmations for chakras

The Post Originally Debuted March 04, 2013

sacred vowel sounds balance chakras

A wonderful technique is to resonate and balance your chakras using vowel sounds.  The human voice is one of the most powerful healing tools we possess.  Here is a great exercise that can be done daily.  Suggestions:  make these sounds in a gentle voice – don’t strain.  Focus intent for balancing and energizing each chakra before toning.  Breathe in deeply, expanding your lower stomach as you inhale.  Imagine the energy of each breath coming into your body through each chakra being worked on; this can help focus your awareness.  You may also wish to visualize the color of each chakra.

balancechakraswithvowelsoundsonwomanundertreeFirst Chakra (Root) – Tone 7 times with the deepest “UH” (as in cup) low guttural sound gently riding on the breath. Stay comfortable with the sound – don’t force it. (Red).

Second Chakra (Sacral) – Tone 7 times using a higher pitched, but still deep “OO” (as in you).  (Orange).

Third Chakra (Solar Plexus) – Tone 7 times using a higher pitched “OH”(as in go). (Yellow).

Fourth Chakra (Heart) – Tone 7 times using a higher pitched “AH” (as in saw).  This sound embodies compassion. (Green).

Fifth Chakra (Throat) – Tone 7 times using a higher pitched “EYE” ( as in my).  (Blue).

Sixth Chakra (Third Eye) – Tone 7 times using a higher pitched “AA” (as in say). (Indigo).

Seventh Chakra (Crown) – Tone 7 times a higher sound of “EE” (as in me).  (Violet or White).

Finish by sitting in silence to experience the energy.  If you feel light-headed, chant the universal words of AUM also known as “OM”.  This will ground you.

sacred vowel sounds balance chakras

 This post originally debuted December 21, 2012.