Navigating Crisis with Awareness

Navigating Crisis with Awareness

The world is in a panic with the spread of the Corona Virus. Along with the political environment the world feels chaotic and unstable and even dangerous. How can we navigate this chaos in the most sourceful, calming and healthy way? How can we use this situation to enhance the positive rather than focusing on fear while at the same time taking necessary precautions to ensure our health?

Stepping forward with Awareness is the key. Without awareness:

  • The mind can spiral out of control down a frightening rabbit hole.
  • The panic purchasing has already spiraled out of control and fuels even more panic.
  • We can either exaggerate or diminish the true and healthy response to the situation.
  • Our pain body can become triggered and run the show.

How do we step back into awareness?

1. Stop and breath.

Several times a day, simply stop and take several long, slow deep breaths. Deep breathing calms the nervous system and lessens the tendency for negative emotions to take control. Deep breathing also helps one to step back into awareness.

2. Step back into awareness.

Engage the witness. Watch your thoughts and emotions. When you are in a state of witness consciousness, you have the power to choose. It not, the mind can drag you down a very dark tunnel.

3. Chose wisely.

What thoughts frighten you? What thoughts inspire you? What thoughts are aligned with fear? What thoughts are aligned with common sense? As you watch the mind from awareness, you can use discrimination as to which thoughts to give your attention to and which thoughts.

4. What is real, right here, right now.

Be aware of the tendency to awfulizing. What do you need to do right here right now to keep yourself and your family safe? Watch the tendency to project what may or may not happen in the future. Deal with what needs to happen in the present moment.

5. Trust in the big picture.

I know the world can seem like a very scary place right now. Yet, there is a higher force of goodness that is far superior than any egoic manipulations or dramas playing out in the world. Trust that there are more loving, heart centered people in the world and that the power of love will always, ALWAYS over come fear.

 

6. BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE.

Here are some quotes to help ground you in a positive focus

And the People Stayed Home

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.  And listened more deeply.  Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.  And the people began to think differently.

“And the people healed.  And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”

~Kitty O’Meara

Lockdown

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland

Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know

is busy spreading fliers with her number

through the neighborhood

So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples

are preparing to welcome

and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting

All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in a new way

All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.

To how little control we really have.

To what really matters.

To Love.

So we pray and we remember that

Yes there is fear.

But there does not have to be hate.

Yes there is isolation.

But there does not have to be loneliness.

Yes there is panic buying.

But there does not have to be meanness.

Yes there is sickness.

But there does not have to be disease of the soul

Yes there is even death.

But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.

Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic

The birds are singing again

The sky is clearing,

Spring is coming,

And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul

And though you may not be able

to touch across the empty square,

Sing.

– Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM March 13th 2020

 

Until Next Week:

May you be safe.

May you be happy

May you be free.

May you know your true self.

May your heart be open to love and compassion.

From my heart to yours, 

Bindu

Start the New Year with Powerful Intentions

Start the New Year with Powerful Intentions

Start the New Year with Powerful Intentions 

I always love New Year’s Eve and New Years Day.  It is the end of the old and the beginning of a new year.  Also given that my birthday is on Dec 31, it is a new beginning for me as I move into a new year and celebrate the number of years I have been alive.  I take time to reflect on my life and what I have experienced over the last year and set intentions for the coming year.  

This last year has been very powerful for me.  Though I have been rebuilding my own health for many years, in the last two years I have been reaching out to support others wanting to do the same.  I feel a calling to share what I have learned and experienced with others with similar challenges that I have overcome.  I want something good to come out of my years of pain and suffering and to help others rebuild their health in a shorter time frame.  

“Coming out” has been a challenge for me in that it triggered all of my self-doubt.  Yet my inner intention and my commitment to my path has led me forward . . . so here I am.    

As I look back at 2019, I am very grateful that I listened to the inner voice that drew me past my fears and self-doubt.  I feel so grateful to be connecting with those of you on my mailing list and who are following me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Instagram.  My heart feels so full when I see your comments and likes and know that I am contributing to your ever-unfolding wholeness. 

 

The Power of Intentions 

Today, on the last day of 2019, I would like to share with you the power of Intentions.  Too many times at the end of the year we create resolutions.  We make a commitment to lose weight, exercise more, clean up our diet and more.  But too often these resolutions fall by the wayside and we end up beating ourselves up for “failing” once again.  And maybe we have even given up making resolutions.  In seeing this pattern in myself, I made the switch to creating Intentions instead of Resolutions. 

An intention is like putting your deepest heart felt desires into a balloon and then sending that balloon into the heavens knowing that your prayers will be answered.  Resolutions have the feeling that I have to do it.  I have to make it happen.  

 

What is the difference between Intentions and Resolutions?  

Resolutions.  In my thinking, a Resolution is a goal created from the mind and enforced by will power.  It is a decision to do something to achieve a specific external result.  Underlying this is the desire to feel a certain way.  The resolutions are often fueled from our dislike of our self or our situation.  And yet the feeling part is often unconscious and/or accompanied with other unconscious desires to maintain status quo.  It is aligned with the do/have/be paradigm.  The paradigm that says, If I do this, then I will have this result and then I will be happy, peaceful, fulfilled, etc.   

Intentions.  Intentions are more aligned with the be/do/have paradigm.  When we create intentions, we connect within and identify what we want to feel, to be.  We create our intention around that.  From committing to our beingness, our true self, the actions of what we need to do flow from within and have the support of our higher self.  We feel inspired to take action because our actions are coming from a place of love and purpose. 

 

 Examples of Intentions 

Here are two of my Intentions for 2020 and how they work for me to inspire me, rather than to try to “whip” me into shape.  

I am home.  I have come home to my Self.  I am peaceful, harmonious, and present.  I am love, I am powerful, I am confident, I am fully alive.  

When I read this, I feel inspired.  I look forward to being this more consistently in my life.  It reminds me of who I truly am.  I feel inspired to take time to sit quietly with myself, to reconnect with myself, to be with myself.  Or to simply take moments during the day to take a deep breath and reconnect to my inner Self.  

I could have created a resolution saying that I am going to sit and meditate every day.  But that may or may not happen.  But starting with the intention, I will draw to me the actions and resources that will bring me closer to my desired state of being.  

 

I am enjoying ever increasing dynamic health.  I lovingly care for my body, heart, mind and spirit.  My body, heart, mind and spirit are harmonious with each other and in alignment with my highest good. 

When I read this, I relax.  It reminds me that, yes, I want dynamic health.  Yet, I want to be loving with myself and honor all aspects of myself.  I want my body, my heart (emotional body) my mind, and my soul to work together for my highest good rather than to be at war with each other.  

For those of us living with fibromyalgia or other chronic health challenges, we can create disharmony with our body.  We can sometimes think the body is the enemy.  We forget that our body is suffering too.  Our body wants to be healthy. 

 

A guide to creating your own Intentions 

Begin with some self-introspection.  Identify where you are in your life, what is working for you and what you would like to change.  As you consider your intentions, work through the following questions:  

  1. Think about where you are in your life. What are your greatest challenges that you would like to move beyond? What are the external changes that you would like to create? 
  2. Why do you want to achieve this new experience? What is your motivation behind this new creation?  What are you feeling that you want to change?  These are often negative emotions. 
  3. What do you want to feel when you have achieved your goal? This is the most important question.  Do you want to feel happy, peaceful, confident, free? 
  4. Take some time to connect to the feeling that you want to experience. Visualize yourself in that feeling.    What might your life look like?   What are you doing?  What do you need to do to move toward that state of being?  

Take the information from these introspection and create I statements.  “I am” is the most powerful statement.  It calls into being whatever follows that statement.  It also calls the experience into the present moment rather than putting it into the future. 

As you work with creating the “I am” statement, listen to your body and heart to see how they feel when you say the statement.  If you feel uplifted and encouraged, it is a good statement.  If your feeling drops, play with the statement until you feel uplifted.  You might want to say, “I am moving toward improve health” rather than “I am healthy” 

Let your heart be your guide.  Your heart knows what is in your highest and best good. 

 

I wish you much love, peace, joy and improved health in the coming year. 

Bindu

Anatomy of a Symptom

Anatomy of a Symptom

The Anatomy of a Symptom

For those of us with fibromyalgia, chronic illness or simply ongoing nagging physical or emotional symptoms, we want the symptoms to go away. We want good health. We want to feel good. As well meaning as this is, our search for health can become a war against the symptoms and our own body. 

Our physical or emotional symptoms are our friends, not the enemy

In my early years of studying holistic health, I was introduced to the idea that symptoms were our friend, not the enemy. At first this sounded outrageous, but as time went on, I began to understand the importance and power of this truth.

Over the years, I have learned the application of this in rebuilding health. The power of this is understanding the underlying cause of the symptoms. That is where your power lies . . . not in fighting a symptom. The symptom is the guide to the underlying cause. 

The Anatomy of a Symptom

To assist in understanding this, I am going to explore the anatomy of a symptom. I have people who come to me and ask me what they need to do to get rid of a symptom. Without knowing more information about them and their symptoms, my truthful answer is, “I don’t know.”  I teach people how to rebuild their health from the inside out rather than try to get rid of a symptom. I take people on a journey of discovering and resolving the underlying causes.

Let’s take pain for an example. If you have chronic pain, there can be many causes. A pain pill might alleviate they symptom but is not addressing the underlying cause. Here are some possible causes of pain:

  1. Poor diet
  2. Lack of exercise
  3. Suppressed emotions
  4. Cellular toxicity
  5. Trauma
  6. Unconscious beliefs
  7. Poor posture
  8. Imbalanced lifestyle
  9. Energetic imbalances
  10. Lack of self-love

More often than not, the underlying cause is a combination of the above. You tell me, is there a pill out there or one healing modality that is going to explore and or resolve all these underlying causes? If there is, I haven’t found it and that isn’t from the lack of trying.

 

There are many resources that have explored the potential causal factors underlying symptoms. Here are just a few.

 

In his book, Love Your Disease, It’s Keeping You Healthy, Dr John Harrison explores the impact of our upbringing on our health. It is about how family attitudes and behaviors can imprint an unconscious disease mindset into us from our early childhood.

German New Medicine is a body of medically documented case studies showing the connection between trauma and physical symptoms. Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer spent 40 plus years studying the relationship between trauma and illness and documented over 40,000 case studies confirming his discoveries. He scientifically documented the impact of a shock or trauma on a person and how and why the illness is born and how it is resolved.

The study of homo-toxicology (the impact of toxicity on the human body) by Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, identifies 6 phases that the body goes though as toxins accumulate in the body. Each phase shows specific symptoms as health declines.

The Chinese 5 element theory describes the interrelationship between organs, emotions, and symptoms and demonstrates how symptoms in one part of the body, mind or emotions, can be caused by something seemingly unrelated.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) is a research study conducted by the U.S. health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1] The study has demonstrated an association of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) (aka childhood trauma) with health and social problems across the lifespan.

For thousands of years, yogi’s have been aware of the mind, emotion, body, spirit connection. The mind is a subtle body and the body is a gross mind. The thoughts in our subconscious mind are mirrored by the body. This relationship is thoroughly explored the book, Bodymind by Ken Dychtwald.

Bruce Lipton, in his book The Biology of Belief also looks at the relationship between subconscious thoughts, the emotions and the body.

Candice Pert, in her book Molecules of Emotions, explores the relationship between the mind, emotions and our body.

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition teaches us that our food, isn’t just what we put on our plate, but satisfaction in our relationships, careers, exercise and spirituality all play a part in our health.

 

A symptom is the tip of the iceberg 

In light of this massive body of information, it becomes apparent that a symptom is just the tip of the iceberg. If we understand this relationship, we can use our symptoms as a starting place to discover the underlying imbalances or underlying causes of the symptom. Here are some things that a symptom might be able to lead us to:

  • A symptom could be telling us that our lifestyle is out of balance. Too much work, not enough play and relaxation.   Our relationships are imbalanced with lack of communication and connection.  We need to move our bodies more or less. We are not eating the right foods for our unique bio-individuality.
  • A symptom can be part of a healing process that our body has initiated to bring it back into balance.
  • A symptom can help us to discover and release suppressed anger, sadness or fear.
  • A symptom can be telling us that our toxic work environment or the chemicals in our makeup or cleaning products is making us sick.
  • A symptom can help us to discover a subconscious belief that is undermining our life.

 

The Good News

The good news is that with awareness and compassion, we can understand the underlying causes of symptoms. With this awareness, we can resolve the underlying causes. We can make changes to our diet and lifestyle. We can recognize and unravel the traumas and suppressed emotions. We can discover our unconscious beliefs and allow them to shift. Awareness is the magic potion to initiate change. Awareness is the first step to change and health.

 

The Challenge

The challenge that we are faced with when we have physical or emotional symptoms is to discover and resolve the underlying causes of our dis-ease.  Discovering and unraveling the underlying causes / matrix of your symptoms is a journey, not an event.

Rebuilding our health is a process of self-empowerment. What can we do to impact our health? What are the underlying causes, what is hiding in our subconscious memory that is impacting our health. 

This is where a qualified wellness coach can be helpful. They understand the landscape and can assist you in discovering the underlying causes, resolving them and then bringing the system back into balance.

The longer I work to rebuild my own health and coach others in doing the same, the deeper this understanding goes. I also see how discovering and resolving the subconscious matrix of thoughts, emotions and beliefs is fundamental to our health. I see how powerful the impact of awareness is in shifting our health both in positive and negative ways.

 

Awareness Practice 

This week:

  1. What symptoms seem to take the greatest toll on your energy and life?
  2. Take and inventory of your lifestyle and dietary choices.
  3. What choices do you make that improve your health?
  4. What choices do you make that hinder your health?
  5. Where do you feel stuck in finding the underlying cause of your symptom?
  6. Where are you unable to make changes you want to make? (a sign of a subconscious program running)

Be gentle and loving with yourself with this introspection. This isn’t about right or wrong, but its is about getting familiar with yourself and meeting yourself with compassion.

 

Coming Soon:

In January, I will begin offering online webinars to teach you how to discover and unravel the matrix underlying your health challenges. Stay posted for more information.

 

May your search for health and happiness be fruitful and fulfilling.

Bindu

12 Steps to Balance the Body

12 Steps to Balance the Body

Beyond Fibromyalgia – Balance the Body

The Beyond Fibromyalgia program is a comprehensive system of healing and balancing all aspects of who we are, including our body, emotions, mind, expression, spirit, and energy.  The body is the foundation and connects with all other dimensions.

In this article, we are going to introduce 12 steps to support your body in rebuilding wellness.

Steps 1-8 talk about the basics to becoming and staying healthy.  Steps 9-12, give us an opportunity to go to a deeper level of healing and well-being.

  1. Listen to your body
  2. Eat Real Food
  3. Drink Water
  4. Move your body
  5. Breathe
  6. Get adequate sleep
  7. Honor your bio-individuality
  8. Manage Stress
  9. Uncover and eliminate food sensitivities
  10. Detox Your Home
  11. Detox your body.
  12. Identifying imbalances and malfunctions and rebalance and restore the body and its systems.

 1.  Listen to your body

Your body communicates to you all the time.  It tells you what foods support health and healing and what foods don’t.  It tells you when you need to rest and when you need to move your body.  It tells you when you have too much stress in your life.  Your body tells you when something in your body or life is out of balance.  Your body is your friend and if you learn to listen to and interpret its signals, it will become a trusted guide in your healing process.

We have cut ourselves off from the communication from our body.  We ignore the body’s signals, we take pills and potions to silence the signals, and we do not know how to interpret the messages that our body is trying to send to us.   Step one of the healing process is to reestablish communication with the body.

2.  Eat Whole Food

The fuel for your body is whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, meat, and fats.  Just as nature created your body, nature created the perfect food for your body.  Each food that we eat provides our body with unique and irreplaceable nutrients in the proper balance for our bodies.  Our bodies know how to use the foods created by Mother Nature to keep our bodies healthy and in balance and the systems in our body functioning at maximum efficiency.

In the world today, our food supply is being tainted with highly process, modified and even manufactured “food.”    Eating processed, modified and manufactured foods does not give our bodies the proper nutrition in the proper balance so in essence we become malnourished.  As our bodies are not getting the proper fuel, our systems begin suffer and malfunction.  Our body does not have the right fuel to heal and support itself.  Plus the body cannot keep up with eliminating the on slot of chemicals that it needs to dispose of.  The result includes faster aging, aches and pains, poor sleep, fatigue.  Our body also sends us signals to let us know what nutrients we are missing from our diet in the form of food cravings.

Step two of the healing process is to return to eating whole foods as close to its natural source as possible.

3.  Drink Pure Water

Your body is somewhere around 50-75% water.  Water performs many vital functions in the body.  Your brain needs water to function, your body needs water to flush out toxins and cellular wastes from the body, and your blood is primarily water and works to bring oxygen throughout the body.  These are just a few examples of the importance of water.  The quality of water is also important.  Filtered or spring water are the best options.

We often replace water in our diet with coffee, teas, sports drinks and sodas.  These types of beverages often contribute to dehydration rather than to hydration and are filled with unhealthy chemicals or stimulants.  Sometimes we simply don’t drink enough liquids of any kind.  By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.

Step three of the healing process is to drink adequate high quality water.

4.  Move Your Body

The human body was designed to move.  Movement of the body keeps the body healthy and strong.  Moving the body keeps the muscles toned and strong, the heart healthy, the joints lubricated and healthy, and assists the organs in fulfilling their functions.  Movement assists the body in detoxifying cellular wastes and helps to transport nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.  Movement also gets you where you want to go in life.  A variety of movement is needed to include strengthening, cardiovascular, flexibility, and ease.

For many of us our lives are more sedentary than they have been in the past.  We have compensated with gyms and numerous forms of exercise.  Some of us exercise too little, some too much.  Yes, you can over exercise as well as under exercise.  Some focus too much on one category such as strengthening or cardiovascular rather than a balanced routing including all categories.  Exercise can be fun activities such as dancing or playing a sport.

Step four of the healing process is to include a balanced exercise routine in your regular schedule.

5.  Breathe

The most important nutrient that we take in every minute of every day is air.  Breath is life.  Your life begins with the first breath in and ends with your last breath out.  Without breath/air/oxygen, you would cease to be alive in 3-4 minutes.  You can live for up to 3-4 months without food and up to a week without water, but you cannot even live 5 minutes without air.  The breath brings the important nutrient of oxygen into your body and rids the body of metabolic and cellular wastes.  The breath also fosters self-awareness, assists you in listening to your body, and can help to manage stress.

For many of us, our breaths are shallow, we do not use the full capacity of our lungs and we do not exhale fully to empty our lungs before taking in the next breath.  The busier we get, the less breath we take in.  It is a simple yet very valuable process to take a few minutes each day to simply watch the breath and then slow down and deepen the breath.  In addition to this simple process, there are breathing techniques that we can learn and use to support health and balance in the body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Step 5 is learning to breathe more fully and completely.

6.  Get adequate sleep

Sleep time is the part of our day where we allow the body, mind, emotions and spirit to rest and rejuvenate.  The body needs this time to repair and replenish itself so that it can continue day after day.  Likewise, the mind needs down time.  We need time where we can sink into the deepest recesses of our being and reconnect with our source.  This rhythm aligns us with the rhythm of the earth and keeps the cycle of life strong.  The number of hours that we sleep, the quality of our sleep and the rhythm of our sleep cycles are all important factors in getting adequate sleep.

In our busy lifestyles, we lose this natural rhythm.  We compromise our sleep by cutting down the hours available for sleep, by staying awake late into the night (or early morning hours) and by compromising the quality of our sleep.  Good dietary and exercise routines are important in insuring a good night sleep.  A balanced schedule with adequate time for sleep that is in harmony with nature is important as well as managing the level of stress in our lives.

Step 6 is getting adequate good quality sleep.

7.  Honor your bio-individuality

Each person on this planet is as unique as each individual snowflake.  This individuality extends beyond the color of our hair and eyes.  It impacts our personality, our water needs, our exercise choices and our food choices.  Just as some plants like more sun or more water or different types of soil, the needs of our bodies differ from person to person.  Have you ever wondered why some people never gain weight no matter what they eat or some people can lose weight on a high protein diet when another person would gain weight on that same diet?  Why do different people like different foods?

This is all about bio-individuality.  If you are eating foods that suits your unique bio-chemical needs, you can eat all you want with no issues around weight gain or loss.  You will have a stable and abundant supply of energy from morning until night fall.  You will have less aches and pains.  Your mind will be clear and focused.  Your hormones and emotions will be more stable.  Your food cravings will diminish.

In our world today, we get an abundance of conflicting information on diet and exercise.  How do we know what is right for us?  We are taught to not listen to our bodies, but to follow someone else’s idea of what our bodies need.

By learning about your unique bio-individuality and adjusting your diet and exercise to align with that, you will be supporting your body in moving towards health and balance.

8.  Manage Stress

Stress is a part of our lives and always will be.  Stress is that which moves us forward into creating new solutions to the challenges that we face in our lives.  Stress helps us to evolve beyond limiting beliefs and who we think we are into the next grander vision of ourselves.

Stress in the body also helps us to become aware when something is out of balance and gives us notice that we need to pay attention and take action to bring ourselves back into balance.  Stress can be found on the physical, emotional, mental and expression levels of our existence.  And stress in one area impacts stress in the other areas, so it is important to become aware of and address the stress in a timely manner.  If stress is unaddressed, it leaves a negative imprint in the body and can cascade into numerous challenges on all levels.

The steps included in this article are ways to reduce stress on the physical level.  Each phase of the Beyond Fibromyalgia program is intended to bring balance to a different dimension of ourselves and thereby reduce stress on the physical body.   Watch for upcoming blogs . . .

9.  Uncover and eliminate food sensitivities

A healthy food for your body is a food that your body can digest and utilize to provide your body with proper nourishment.  Along with our bio-individuality, there are some foods that agree with your body and some foods that may not agree with your body.

Maybe you love a food, but after eating it, you don’t feel so good.  You may even say, “I like that food, but my body doesn’t.”   You might feel sluggish or get a stomach ache or heart burn or diarrhea or fuzzy minded or overly emotional.  If so, these are foods that are contributing to ill health rather than good health.

Some of these foods are easy to identify because the results are immediate and noticeable.  Sometimes the effects of these foods are more subtle and take time to impact the body.  These are the foods that need some detective work to uncover.  Identifying and eliminating foods that your body reacts negatively to is an important step in creating a strong and healthy body.  Watch future blogs for ways to identify and eliminate food sensitivities.

10.  Detox your home.

Keeping your home clean and uncluttered is another way to support your health.  Cleanliness provides a safe, healthy and comfortable place to live and thrive.  A place to rest, work and play.  A physically clean environment contributes to improved health.

Just as our food supply has been inundated with unhealthy foods, the cleaning products and personal care products you use can provide a constant source of toxicity that the body has to deal with.   This creates additional stress on the body and forces the body to use its resources to deal with the onslaught of toxins.  Using cleaning products and personal care products that are made using natural and bio-degradable ingredients will go a long way to improve your health.

11.  Detoxify your body

The body is designed to naturally eliminate toxins from our external environment and those created by our internal metabolic processes in order to keep the body clean and healthy.  Sort of like an internal bath.  Eating unhealthy foods and living an unhealthy lifestyle over time results in toxicity in the body above and beyond what our body can naturally eliminate.  These toxins create stress on the body, interfere with the normal functioning of the body, stress the immune system and contribute to pain and other illnesses. As you upgrade your food and lifestyle, doing a targeted cleanses can assist your body in more quickly eliminating the toxicity.  It is also a good idea to integrate some detoxification protocols in your lifestyle on an ongoing basis.   In this way, your body will achieve and maintain maximum health.  Watch for future blogs on how to detoxify your body.

12.  Re-balance and repair the body and its systems

The body is designed to maintain balance and health with all systems working at maximum efficiency.  This would include the immune, digestive, detoxification, elimination and hormonal systems among others.  In order to maintain excellent health all of these systems need to be functioning and in balance with each other.  Eating a poor diet and living an unhealthy lifestyle can push the body beyond its ability to stay in balance.

As you change your diet and upgrade your lifestyle, it is important to identify imbalances and compromised functioning within the body.  Once these are identified, targeted protocols can be implemented that will assist the body in returning to full balance and optimal functioning resulting in improved health.   See future blogs on how to re-balance and repair the body.

In Closing

As you can see, rebuilding your health is a process, not an event.  It does take intention and commitment.  Taking baby steps, choosing one thing at a time, implementing it and sticking with that until it feels natural.  Then take another baby step.  With this focus, over the course of time, you will be adopting a healthy lifestyle and improving your health.  

Help is available.  I work one on with with clients who want support in making and sticking with lifestyle and dietary changes.  If you are interested in this, you can schedule a Complimentary Discovery session with me.   By next year, I will be offering group programs so that more people can receive coaching at an affordable price.  

If this isn’t in your budget, keep reading my blogs.  I will be offering ongoing information on how to take the baby steps.  Also, join the online Kaleidoscope Healing Circle.  This is a place for us to come together as a community to support healing, compassion and empowerment.  

Above all, be kind and compassionate with yourself.   An action done with love, love for yourself,  is more powerful than anything else.  You are a beautiful, amazing woman.  You deserve to be healthy and have a fulfilling life filled with love.  Allow that to be your motivation.

Much love to you,

Bindu

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Acknowledging Positive Changes

Acknowledging Positive Changes

Part of rebuilding our health is making different choices.

These choices can include dietary changes, exercise, in how you think, how you feel, the hours you work, making time for self-care and others.  This might feel overwhelming and undoable, but if done in the right way, it is very possible.

Making lifestyle changes is a journey, not an event.

The journey can be fun and easy if we choose to make it that way.  It is not about perfection.  Don’t feel like you have to make all of the changes today or tomorrow.  Taking small steps each week will make the journey easy and you will be amazed at the results you achieve over time.

Let go of the notion that you need to deprive yourself.

Bring your focus to what you can eat and what you can do . . . not what you have to give up.  Implementing changes doesn’t have to be hard work.  It is important to implement healthy choices at a pace that works for you and doesn’t cause undue stress.  

Self acceptance is an important part of the journey.

Changes made from a place of self acceptance are more powerful and longer lasting than changes made from self judgment.  For example, attempting to avoid sweets because you think you are unattractive because you are overweight is different from choosing healthy foods because they make you feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.  Read these statements a few times and notice how you feel inside as you read each one.

  • I am choosing to eat a healthy food because I feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • I am avoiding sweets because I am unattractive and overweight.

Which one will motivate you more?  Which one makes you feel more positive and uplifted?

 

Acknowledge the positive changes you have made and the results of those changes.

Say you have simply chosen to eat a healthy breakfast 2 days a week.  Acknowledge that and also acknowledge how you feel on the days that you eat the healthy breakfast.  Whatever you focus on is what will grow.  By acknowledging the positive change you have made and the positive impact that has on you, it will grow.  Grumbling about what you haven’t done only leads to discouragement and ultimately will sabotage your progress.

Keep your focus on the journey with all the baby steps you are taking along with your ultimate vision of yourself as a happy, healthy fulfilled person and you will achieve your vision.

Use the following introspection to acknowledge the changes you have made:

  1. List all the changes you have made to rebuild your health.
  2. Make a list of the positive changes you have noticed in your health, happiness and wellness.
  3. Make some positive affirmations out of the lists your have just made.
  4. Notice how each affirmation makes you FEEL; only keep the ones that make you feel good.
  5. Write the affirmations on index cards.
  6. Post the index cards where you will see them . . . on your refrigerator . . . your bathroom mirror . . . or another place where you will see them on a regular basis.
  7. Read the affirmation on a regular basis and as you do so, imagine breathing the feeling of the affirmation into your body. 

Use this introspection to bring a positive focus to the areas where you are challenged?

It is also important to notice areas where you are criticizing yourself and diffuse the self criticism.  Otherwise it could subconsciously undermine your progress.

  1. Notice if there are areas where you are criticizing yourself for not doing as well as you think you should be doing. If so, write these down.
  2. Reflect on your expectations and notice if they are realistic or not.
  3. If your expectations are not realistic, feel free to change them:
    • Break down your expectations in this area into baby steps.
    • Set new more realistic goals
  4. Find a way to focus on this area of challenge in a positive way.
  5. If you feel inclined, share with a supportive friend or with this group. 

Ask for support when you need it.  Sometimes we will feel stuck when trying to implement changes.  At those times, ask for assistance in identifying and moving beyond whatever is blocking your progress.  You don’t have to do it alone.  Support is available. 

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How Can I Support You?

How Can I Support You?

Hello All,

I am planning to begin offering webinars and group programs via phone and internet.  I have a lot to offer in regard to fibromyalgia and wholistic health, and am wondering where to start.

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