Increase Your Good Energy with the amazing “Electric Body Electric Health”

Say what, your body is electric?
My friend and mentor Eileen Day McKusick, pioneer in biofield science and founder of Biofield Tuning, has written a new book: Electric Body, Electric Health, available January 26th. (Pre-order  before the 26th to get exclusive access to complimentary bonuses.) 

We have an entire electrical system inside and around our body.
Natural electricity flows through the nervous system, the heartbeat, the brain waves, and even the bones.
Your bones are crystalline structures that create electricity when they are compressed. Jumping, walking, dancing, any compression adds electricity, which radiates more energy into the body.
Even our trillions of cell membranes transfer electrical charges to produce energy for us.
Streams of energy pour through our whole meridian system as well.

We are basically “electric organisms in an electrically connected universe,” says Eileen.
Everything and everybody has their own electromagnetic biofield, which is a toroidal structure.toroid of earth NounProject 96 dpi
The toroid is like a bubble with a spiral down the middle.
Energy flows up and down the vertical core and throughout the field.

Earth and all planets have this toroidal structure, as do the tiniest living things.

Pain, inflammation, or disease in our body indicates a place where electricity is blocked.
When we remove energy blockage, understand and release that resistance, then good health returns. (See biofield tuning amazing

Electric Body, Electric Health teaches you how to access sources of natural electricity and increase your voltage for better energy and health.

In the Energy Medicine and Healing Summit this past November, Eileen shared some great personal energy tips from her upcoming book:

  • Biting back our words and holding back our authentic self will diminish our energy and decrease our voltage.
  • Telling untruths lowers voltage and weakens our electromagnetic field.
  • A family history of depression can lower your voltage, but you can release that ancestral burden and free yourself.
  • Drama – getting over-excited and ramping up emotions will drain our energy.
    Managing emotions is important. You don’t want to bury them, resist them, or judge them. You want to allow emotions to flow through you.
  • Heavily refined foods are devoid of electrical juice. Refined sugar has no electrons to give you more life. Sugar is a “negative energy input into the body” says Eileen, because it must pull electrons out of your system in order digest.
    (Fresh organic vegetables bring in photons and electrical juice.)
  • Some people are a drag on us, pulling energy from us. (Usually, they are needy and don’t have self-management skills.) They are “electron stealers.”
    In dealing with them, be aware of this dynamic. Set boundaries with them.
  • Juicy people who are playful and light-hearted with good self-care practices are “electron donors” because they give us energy. Spending time with them restores and nurtures us.
  • Chanting, toning, humming, singing, are all good ways to increase your energy and raise your voltage.
  • Air is our main source of energy. We raise our voltage with the breath. Full relaxed breathing energizes us.
    The oxygen molecule has four free electrons. Those electrons flow through the bloodstream to all your cells.
    (Have you caught yourself holding your breath in a stressful moment? We tend to do that, and it chokes off the energy of oxygen.)
    Open your breathing, open your chest, and be energized.

As Eileen says, “Follow your ahs.”
If something sounds and feels good to you, follow it. As in, “Ah, yes, I’d like to do that.”

If it feels like “Ugh, I don’t want to do that,” then put it off awhile or delegate it.

Love is an energizer. Do what you love in the moment.
Do what you enjoy, as often as possible.

Upgrade your appreciation for all the good parts of your life.
Fall in love with your life.

Read Eileen’s Electric Body, Electric Health for many more new perspectives on your good health.
If you pre-order the book now (print or digital version) and check in here, you will also receive free bonuses.

“Eileen McKusick is a true pioneer in the field of energy medicine. With Electric Body, Electric Health, she has written the definitive primer on the electric nature of the human body, emotions and life itself. Empowering, easy-to-understand, and at times mind-blowing, this book will change the way you see yourself and the world.”       

~ Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™

  

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Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

 

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10 Quick Prompts to Stabilize and Cheer You Up this Minute

Yes, the world is bonkers at the moment.
However – don’t panic.
Let go of all the stuff you cannot control.
(That stuff can drive you crazy. Drop it.)

It is now more important than ever to breathe and relax and
look at the parts of your life that you enjoy.

Your gratitude amplifies the good and paves the way for more.
Your gratitude nurtures not only yourself, but your whole world.

Our mood matters – to our household, our neighborhood, our town.
Your vibration (mood) does impact your community at large.

What are you feeding the field?
Are you dragging us down or uplifting us?

Step out of anxiety, fear, and all that stuff.
Things will get better, and you can help.

Lighten up, (don’t tighten up)!
Life is short.
There is much to enjoy right now!

(Such as – Are you able to use your hands and/or feet? Do you have shelter? Friends or pets? Can you connect with the natural world outdoors or indoors?)

GRATITUDE WORKS.
You can count on it to cheer you up this minute, now.

Remember the twin birthday brothers who each received a sack of manure?
The first one saw the obvious and rejected that smelly sack.
The second one excitedly said, “There must be a horse around here somewhere!”

When you’re looking at the muck, use these phrases to shift your attention:

At least I can still__________________________________________________

Anyhow I have my _____________________________________________

It would be worse if ___________________________________________

I’m glad I didn’t __________________________________________________

I can count on _________________________________________

It’s cool that ____________________________________________________

I’m glad that ________________________________________________

I appreciate ___________________________________________

One real sweetness in my life is _______________________________________

I’m grateful for _______________________________________________

Reach for a better feeling, and it will pull you out of the ditch.
No matter what the ditch is.

When you are basking in good feelings, send the overflow out into the world.
Simply intend sharing the happy vibe, sending to all places in need or strife.
Send to all people in need or strife.
Send to our Mother Earth herself.
Thank you.

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Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

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Leaving the Body to Be Free at Last

I enjoyed doing this quick fun fiction, which lines up with several spirit reports.

 

Auntie’s Final Escape 
by Diane Stallings

 

“We love you,” they said. “Just let go, Auntie. It’s okay.”

“Uhg,” I replied, my vocal cords now defunct.
Didn’t they know that I knew it was okay?
Didn’t they see I wanted to let go?
Didn’t they surmise that it was not so simple?

“Mom is waiting for you in heaven. You’ll see her any minute.”

I wish!
But all that came out of my throat was, “uhg.” Fifty years of teaching English and this was all I could produce?

“Let yourself float away.”

Easy for you to say.

I was ready; I was willing; I was stuck.
Again and again I tried to sleep, go unconscious, but part of me stayed awake to see what would happen.

It’s like the night before a fabulous trip. You must get to the airport before dawn, and you don’t want to accidentally sleep in. So you can’t sleep at all. Your mind stays alert, watching.
This is the ultimate flight. Don’t miss it!

I was drained, wrung-out.
Sometimes I slept a minute.
I’d awaken with a bit more vigor, saying, Let’s die now.

“Shouldn’t we feed her something?” asked the older sister.

“I guess?” the younger replied.

Now that’s a logical fallacy.
I can’t leave my body if you shake up that smelly canned protein-vitamin drink, pop the top and stick the straw in my mouth.

The straw sat on my lips.
I blinked twice, our code for “no,” but were they paying attention?

“Hey, I know!” said the younger one. “Put your finger on top of the straw and carry a little into her mouth.”

I rolled my eyes and tightened my lips. Those were the only muscles I still had. Eyes and lips.

“Oh, Auntie, we’re only trying to help.”

Then get logical. Neither one of you is trained in hospice. Your mom went quickly, without any supervision from you. You haven’t watched anybody die. You don’t know how to do this.

“Don’t be cross with us, Auntie.”

Was I frowning? Did I have eyebrow muscles available?

“You gotta relax.”

What do you think I’m trying to do?

“What about some music? Let’s get her some old-time songs?”

“Yeah, from her era!”

I blinked thrice, my code for “yes.” This time they saw it.

They left for the day, hallelujah.
My caretakers turned me to my other side.

That night again I tried to die and couldn’t.
I was stuck in slow quicksand that refused to swallow me.
Dammit, please, swallow me! Let’s go!

Years ago through a medium, my sister told me her death felt like she dissolved into champagne bubbles. She sailed away on the delicious bubbles. It was a ride so sweet, she wanted to stay on it longer.
That sounded like fun.

But, dissolving? Oy.
Must I dissipate into billions of molecules? How could I be “me” if I dissolved?
Yet my sister had re-formed into a person after that.
Anyhow she sounded like herself. She claimed that she worked and played on the other side. Like a person.

So? Maybe I could trust that?

I could imagine becoming bubbles, for the ride.
Or fizz.
Fizz seemed worse.
Who wants to be fizz?

The next morning I finally fell asleep.

But here they came again, the good-intentions girls, paving my road to Hades.
They brought a fist-sized drum that turned out to be a music speaker.
Mysteriously, wirelessly, it connected to their smart-phone.

The first song was Tiny Bubbles.
My eyes shot wide open.

“She likes it!”

“Tiny Bubbles, Auntie!”

Yes, those champagne bubbles.
Was this a message from my sis?
Could I latch onto those bubbles?
The soothing Hawaiian urged me to feel fine.

I groped for those bubbles.
Something started to feel slippery, like I could slip down or slip up into the air.
I was I finally ready to fly?

My younger niece squeezed my hand in time to the music. Bad idea.
Her touch trapped me in my body.

She closed her eyes and swayed to the music.
I couldn’t blink at her, so I blinked at her sister.

But she was busy messing with my blanket, saying, “We get to be here all day, Auntie. This could be your special day.”

Everything went downhill from there.
They played a dozen songs from my generation, all too perky to put me to sleep.

We kept rolling back to Tiny Bubbles, where my sister nagged me.
I could practically see her do the cha-cha, riding her freaking bubbles.

Weaker and weaker, I couldn’t die because the girls kept stroking my hands and feet, pulling me back into my body.

My jaw clenched at the next Tiny Bubbles.

“You’ve played that fourteen times,” said the older one.

“She likes it.”

“I’m sick of it. Let’s take a lunch break. Is that okay, Auntie?”

Go! Go already! My eyelids refused to open.

My room went blessedly quiet.
The noisy caretakers flipped me again.
Then I settled into my silence.
I figured I had an hour to catch my flight, if only I could.

Okay, drift.
Here I go . . .
Really now . . .

A subtle buzz crept through my body.
Gradually I ballooned out a few inches larger than my body.

Let’s go now…
Oh, please, not the fizz.
I don’t want to feel fizzy.
I want the bubbles?

Was I too weak to make my move?
Was it not even “my move” to make?
Must I wait for the busy Almighty to move me?
Was I on the short list or the long list for death this day or week or month or year? Please quit dragging this out.

Beyond exhausted, I lay in a miasma of fizz.

The girls returned and started that stupid music again.
The younger one, obviously refreshed from lunch, sang out those jolly Tiny Bubbles.

I desperately wanted to choke her.
But I was a limp rag.

One good thing. Anger gave me energy.
Anger, fire, energy seeped into my cells and tasted delicious.
Anger raised my strength and determination.

I refused to stay in this bed one moment longer.
That inane song was driving me out.
So be it!

I had not the physical strength to grit my teeth anymore, but the anger directed itself beautifully, burned into every cell.

I began to taste the pressure of release, like an astronaut’s g-force liftoff.

I felt a pop in one of my toes. This microscopic explosive spark became a teeny bubble, an orb.
Pop, pop, dozens of pops in all my toes.

Then up into my feet, my calves, my thighs.
Pop, pop, pop, all over my hips and torso.

Millions upon millions of tiny golden orbs.
Yes! The champagne was upon me!

I rose smoothly out of my body, bubbling up, laughing out loud into the spirit realm.
I sailed within a magic cloud of golden orbs.

We could cross oceans!
We could cross worlds, and we did, my bubbles and me.

My sister couldn’t quit grinning.

 

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How to Hum for Healing in 5 Easy Minutes, Delightful

I just learned conscious humming and I am astounded by it.
Who knew that five minutes of humming could provide so much bliss, spaciousness, health and happiness?
And you don’t need to be a “singer” – just make a sound – no strain, no self-criticism.

Sound Healing Pioneer and Master Jonathan Goldman with his wife Andi Goldman have written a gem of a book, The Humming Effect. (Through the decades he has produced eight books and dozens of sound healing CDs.)

In the book they reaffirm the basic tenets of sound healing:
* Every single thing in the universe vibrates and produces a frequency or sound, including all the parts of our body.
* When we are in Sound Health, every part of our body is vibrating and resonating in harmony with every other part, in a state of ease rather than disease.
* Sound is energy that can change the vibrational rate of objects, and it is possible to bring anything back into its natural frequency, tuning it back to health.

Sound affects humans in two ways.
One is through psychoacoustics, where sound goes into our brain and relaxes the nervous system, brings down the heart rate and respiration, lowers the blood pressure, calms the amygdala and the stress response (noted on brain MRI), and slows the brain waves into a deeper state of awareness. (Try humming before you try Xanax.)

The second way that sound affects us is through vibroacoustics, which means that sound enters our cells, our molecules, and it affects our DNA. Sound can rearrange molecular structure (scientists declared in 1988, in The New York Times).

Sound raises our nitric oxide levels.
Scientists declared Nitric oxide “molecule of the year” in 1992 because it helps our immune system, lungs, heart, blood flow, and blood pressure.
Soothing music, tuning forks, and humming all produce higher levels of nitric oxide.
Swedish scientists found that humming triggers more nitric oxide in the nasal cavity, which opens up the sinuses and boosts immunity. (This research was replicated by many.)
Sound researcher Dr John Beaulieu and his team discovered that cells in a petri dish release nitric oxide in response to sound vibration.

Goldman asserts that when you project your hum to specific parts of your body, you actually cause those areas to release nitric oxide and improve health. In his experience one projects a humming sound to an area and feels the area vibrate in resonance.

Benefits of Humming
– relaxes your whole body, your heart, your blood pressure
– aligns molecular structure and DNA
– releases oxytocin, the hormone of trust and comfort
– produces more endorphins which reduce pain
– releases melatonin which is an antiviral agent and a sleep enhancer
– increases nitric oxide, which has antiviral effects, especially in the nasal passages
– uplifts the harmonics of your Biofield, the energy system inside and around you

The data says that to fully affect your body and mind, you’ll want five minutes of slow-paced humming. (And wow, when I was awake at 4 a.m. with too much on my mind, 5 minutes of humming was a sweet strong remedy to sail back to sleep. It’s my new favorite thing.)

How to Hum for Healing

  • The process takes only 5 to 10 minutes, but choose a time and place where you will not be disturbed. Consider placing a special intention (toward relief or balance or spirituality, etc.)
  • Prepare to hum your own tone, whatever feels comfortable and resonates with you. Honor and nurture yourself with this sound. (No self-criticism.)
  • Begin with slow deep breaths. Exhale tension and stress. Check in with your body sensations for a moment.
  • Bring your total concentration to focus upon this 5-minute journey.
    Keep your spine straight and comfortable. Keep your lips closed and your nose clear. (A blocked nose cannot produce humming.)
  • Close your eyes, which slows down your brain waves.
  • Breathing deeply, begin to hum in comfort, no straining. Listen to your hum. Feel its resonance somewhere in your body.
  • Every out-breath is a long slow hum.
  • Hum for 5 minutes or 25 hums (or shorter time if needed).
    You may feel blissful.
  • After humming, stay in the silence, which brings beautiful expansive energy of its own. Feel the inherent power of that silence which “answers” the sound. Sit quietly for 5 minutes to enjoy this silent space.
  • Open your eyes, ground yourself, feel your feet. Reorient to your surroundings.

As you become familiar with humming, you might actively direct your hum vibration to soothe and heal particular areas of your body.

An advanced yogic practice called Bhramari Pranayama is humming while blocking your ears.
The sacred text of the Yoga Sutras declares that in the beginning was the humming of Prana (Chi). The name Om was given to this hum – the cosmic sound underlying everything.

Our meditation group got blissed-out with our 5-minute hum and silence.
Let us know how it goes for you!

For more tools and free downloads go to Goldman’s website, healingsounds.com.
(Check out his free 7-minute Chakra Tune-up.)

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Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

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 (Thanks to Pixabay for this image of sound waves.)

 

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Easy Bliss, Peace and Love 10 min a day for You and Earth

Our cyber-space group meditation is a brilliant spot of bliss in my day.
We “gather” at noon to spend about 10 minutes relaxing and sending divine love and light to Earth and all of its beings, including special intentions and healing requests. (Tune In and Be Super, Bring in Cosmic Light and Love)

We always feel the sweet group energy.
We send the deepest gratitude to everyone who participates.

This simple practice also nurtures us on a deep level.
It feels so refreshing.
Some days, life gets in the way, and we can’t join in at noon with the others.
But when we can “be there,” it feels delicious.
And because it has become a deeper practice in our hearts, we feel the harmony even when meditating alone.

But are we alone?
No. We’re never alone.
People all over the planet are meditating for Earth and for humanity.

Does this sort of thing actually make a difference? Are we just playing mind games? I don’t think so.
Not only can you taste this vibration of love and light, you can absolutely spread it through the world.

All the world is vibration, and you contribute to it.
You’re an important player on the planet and within your own circle.
You have the choice every moment to manage your energies, your moods, to “feed the field” in positive or negative ways.

Research in the past 30 years has demonstrated the power of group meditation, prayer, and intention.
In 1993, when 2500 meditators focused upon Washington DC at specific times of the day, intending peace, a 25% drop in crime rate occurred during that month of meditation/prayer. These meditators influenced 1.5 million inhabitants.
In the 1980s a similar experiment (of 27 months) in the Israel-Lebanon war brought a 40% to 80% reduction of violence during group meditation/prayer. Larger numbers of meditators brought higher levels of peace (measured by intensity of conflicts, war-related injuries, and deaths).

See the free Global Coherence app by HeartMath, which shows in real time how many people around the globe, and how many groups around the planet, are meditating for peace and love every moment, 24/7. Use the free guided meditations and see your marker on the global map. (See their Heart Coherence method.)
(Browse the web for more global meditation groups.)

I feel encouraged, knowing that so many of us contribute a little time each day.

This age is chaotic and bewildering, but we are not powerless.
We can contribute in a real way, even for a few minutes a day.

This has become a treasured habit for me and my circle.
I would love to know if you’re joining in – drop me a line if you like.
Although we won’t text you or anything, we hold you in our hearts.

As mentioned above, group energy is strong.
We certainly feel it.
Let us know if you feel it too.

 

See a quick and easy meditation for peace and love on Earth.

 

Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

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(Thanks to HeartMath for offering the above free app.)

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Overindulge? How to handle the ill Effects of Food and Drink

This is the time of year when we tend to go bonkers with (acid producing) rich foods, carbs, sugary foods, alcohol – and why not?
We need to cut loose sometimes, and this is the perfect season to do so.
We’ve been through a lot, this crazy year.

Bring on the joy and the joyful foods.

Sometimes when we overdo it, the body feels bad afterwards. Maybe we have more joint pain, or sluggishness, or feel worse than usual.
Here are a few ideas to handle excess food-drink toxins and acidity.
Keep ‘em in your back pocket.

  • Boost your (alkaline producing) vegetable intake this month. Make sure more than half of your plate is filled with veggies.
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  • Drink a lot of extra water, more than a half of your body weight in ounces. (If I’m 140 lb. I drink more than 70 oz. Check out my favorite way to drink water with a pinch of Celtic salt.) Water cleanses and balances everything.
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  • Drink a tall glass of water 20 – 30 minutes before eating. This may reduce hunger. Sometimes we think we’re hungry, when really we are thirsty. (P.S. Digestive enzymes work better when we don’t drink much water during the meal.)
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  • Bentonite clay is a great absorber of toxins in the digestive tract. It tastes earthy but mild. I put a tablespoon of clay powder in 1-2 Cups of water and drink it after the big party food and drink. (Do not take it with any medications.) See Bentonite benefits.
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  • If you’ve overindulged, the following alkalinizing drinks will help. (Rinse your mouth after these, and don’t brush your teeth for at least 15 minutes afterwards.)
  • Lemon juice, one to two tablespoons in a glass of water.
  • Unsweetened bitter cranberry juice, 4 oz (Bitter!)
  • Apple cider vinegar 1 – 2 teaspoons in a cup of warm water, (may add honey). (Apple cider vinegar can reduce aches and pains for a lot of people especially when taken in the early afternoon. But I don’t recommend using it indefinitely because it can upset the mineral balance of the body.)

Tell us, what are your favorite ways to reduce toxins and feel better in your body?

Here’s wishing you a beautiful feel-good season.

Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

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The Good in This Magic Moment – Drop the Struggle

It’s a conundrum, the practice of trying to stay in the Present (where all the gifts are), even though the persistent sneaky mind takes us to past regrets and future anxieties.

Habitual thoughts live below our radar.
We usually don’t notice them because they are the background pattern of our lives.
They’re invisible to us, but they drive our days.

So it was on a recent sleepy morning that I set forth into mild danger and subliminal worries . . .

In my car I feel fine, but I’m on an anxious errand. Plus I face 30 miles of heavy rains.
(Nobody in my city knows how to drive in the rain. Neither do I, though I pretend to.)

My leathery dry Arizona-desert windshield wipers scream: “scrudge-scrudge.”
In the first minute, the screeches start giving me a headache.

Thanks to a meditation habit, my inner observer sees hidden things, and it nudges me, What are you doing to yourself?

Oh, my scalp muscles are tightening because of this yucky noise.

Is it yucky?

It dawns on me that if I did not resist the noise, I would not squeeze my head.
(This realization pops up for the umpteenth time, as always. Why do I squeeze my head? Duh.)

In fact if I still had a toddler in my back seat, they would be singing along with the wipers, “scrudge-scrudge!” (Or “eek- eek!”)
(And don’t I remember how that would double my aggravation. But after a while it would seem soothing.)

The toddler simply sings along, because this is the next part of life right now.
Here it is, right here.

They accept everything just as it is.
They taste everything just as it is, sweet or sour.
No problem, everything is in right order.

We adults suffer from anxieties about the future.
We torment ourselves about the past.
The world is saturated with these difficult vibrations, especially now.

But.
We know another way to handle it.

Engage this present moment, these few seconds here and now.
What’s going on right now?
The refreshing rain?
The lights shining on the pavement?
The innate contentment of a slow deep breath?

Why do I tighten my forehead against this scrudge?
Why do I say it’s yucky?
Why do I resist it?

It simply is here now.
It’s another lesson in how to drop resistance.
How to sing along with reality like a toddler does.
They do it all the time.
It’s an opportunity to sing, “eek- eek,” and waggle their head to the rhythm, swing their little shoes to the beat.

Tell us, how do you help yourself return to the present moment?

(Here’s a jingle I made up a few years ago to sing to myself like jazz:
Yes indeed, the effing time doesn’t matter, we just enjoy the steps. Yeah, man.)

rain wipers yield 96dpi(Now you’re wondering how I snapped this photo without crashing? It’s because my android takes pics when I say “cheese,” so it was easy to drive slowly and snap a bunch.)

Maybe you want to stay out of her car, but
Diane Stallings RN does
distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

 

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How to Be Happy? Focus Your Attention

It’s no secret, but we tend to forget: we can focus our own attention, to lighten up, to see the Happy in our own life.

Yet we typically forget to choose our focus.

The mind is a dictator, unwilling to detach.
Our attention sticks to the difficult, worrisome, dangerous, messy, painful, unfair, uncontrollable, heart-aching, confusing, negative things.

The mind tries to resolve the issue, so we hone in deeper, stiff-necked and determined, without realizing our focus is making us miserable.
We just do it. We keep bench-pressing our burden.

It’s a mental habit. We may not even notice its control over us, unless we can step back from the mind.

Meditation strengthens our Inner Observer so we can see what’s happening in our head.

Thank goodness the mind can go to only one place at a time.

So: break the troubling focus and send your attention to anything that feels better.

I snag myself on my backache.
The more I think about my backache, the worse it becomes.
If get distracted with something else, the pain ebbs for a little while.
Then I bend funny, and the pain zings once again, bidding for attention.
I tell myself to be careful, be rigid, keep the pain away, resist it.
But in doing that, I’m constantly listening to it.

My very attention to the pain and innate resistance to it makes it larger.
Larger not only inside my mind, but in my back, where it hurts.
I begin to believe my whole body is pain.

But no, many body parts feel fine.
If I ponder my good-feeling parts, my mind-focus will enlarge pleasant feelings.

(Same thing happens with my focus on all the bad news everywhere.)

Can I take a moment to breathe deeply and appreciate life?
Thank my lungs for breathing, thank my heart for beating and feeling, thank my feet for supporting me so well, thank my capable hands for working efficiently.

Can I find something to appreciate in the moment?

The interesting leaves on the tree outside my window?

The pleasant people in my life?

The fact that I can move, in whatever way I can?

The sun shining and infusing all?

The energy, oxygen, and ease in this one full breath of air?

The more we ramp up our appreciation, the happier we become.
Placing our attention on appreciation is our biggest tool for happiness.

Do a gratitude list. And keep adding to it, telling yourself all your many blessings.

Make a focus wheel. Here’s one I like to browse at bedtime, to shift to appreciation. It sets a good-feeling vibration for the night and next day. (Grab your colorful markers and make your own 😉

(For extra ideas see Make a Focus Wheel to Cheer You Up)

focus wheel DS

Much of this piece was posted here in 2015, but I keep needing reminders . . .

Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, Chakra Balancing, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.

 

 

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The Return of Summer and Dr. Peebles

Hey, have you heard?
About 6 weeks ago, Summer Bacon returned to channeling our good friend Dr. Peebles.

Channeling may sound wild, but like me, you might be a tad bit (wildly) curious to hear what he has to say from broad perspective (on the other side of the veil).

Check out some of these subjects he discussed on November 25 (get the mp3).

Summer tells us that in this recording, the doc shares broad perspectives on controversial topics such as:

  • Existence of “Big Foot,” aka Sasquatch
  • COVID19 Vaccines, masks, and returning to “normal”
  • Surrendering to the creators that we are
  • Abortion
  • Planet Earth 20 years from now
  • Alien ships
  • Cleaning up our garbage…beyond classic “recycling”
  • Viruses: where they come from, what they (and other illnesses) teach us
  • What would Jesus do if he was walking the earth in 2020?
  • A little lesson on not negating our good works
  • Manipulation by News Media?
  • Why lying doesn’t work
  • How does Spirit make plans? What does that process look like?
  • Are music, writing and other creations channeled?
  • Help children know and feel their divine nature and develop their mystical gifts
  • Recognizing and resolving past lives

And more 😉

In today’s mp3 release (December 3rd), Peebles teaches how to use imagination to engage with life, and how to practice telepathic communication. He says we can look forward to greater cooperation and more friendship between all people, in the coming times.

 

Hang in There, Relax, Release, and Love, says Dr. Peebles
More Beautiful Calm Inspiration from Brilliant Dr. Peebles

night-stars n Peebles

 

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What We Did with the Cruel Woman – from Harsh to Happy 

How many times do we hear that people who torture us are truly tortured themselves? They are in so much pain that they lash out like an injured animal.
We tend to strike back. We call them bad, evil.
This is a natural human reaction.

It’s crazy difficult to deal with a mean abusive person.
We do want to fight back, punish them, isolate them, flee from them.

The idea that they are in pain never occurs to us. Why would it? They’ re thrashing around throwing pain on us.
We would have to be extra-big and stretch ourselves to see their pain when they are torturing us.

When I was a young nurse, the meanest woman I ever met demonstrated what I am still processing to this day. (Still trying to “get it,” instead of getting revenge.)
I think of her sometimes when somebody is super-difficult.

“Lily” had liver cancer and was the orneriest patient ever. (She still holds the record, in my book.)
In 1979 her hospital stay was several weeks long. (This was before insurance companies tightened up and shortened hospital stays.)

Lily was a hellion. We frequently had to rotate the assignment to take care of her.

She yelled loud and long. Sometimes she incessantly called out her dead sister’s name, begging her for help.
When we entered the room, she screamed louder but had no specific request.

We would try to calm her down, but it was a struggle.
Our efforts made no difference.

She screamed all the louder when we came in to take care of her.
No matter how many times we showed her the call button, she refused to use it.
She wanted to yell.

If you came close to her bed, she would pinch you and hang onto your flesh like a crab.
Although her fingers were immensely strong, the rest of her was weak.
She needed to be lifted and moved, pivoted to the chair. She was dead weight.

She was capable of feeding herself, but she preferred to throw food on the walls, the windows, the floor. So we fed her every meal.

The whole time we spent with her, she fussed and fumed, one expletive after another, accusations tumbling out.
Nothing was ever done right, according to her.
Even after you did it her way, it was still wrong.

As hard as we tried, she remained sour on every little detail.

Of course, we tried to take her anger in stride. She was ill. She was slightly demented (even though the look in her eye seemed sharp and clear).

She couldn’t be held responsible.

Still, it was difficult to deal with her. Try giving care to a cruel one who pinches you every time you get within arm’s length.
We did put mittens on her eventually. That was a stroke of genius. (A special order, in those days.)

Every shift I spent with her, I felt totally drained by the end of the day.

She sucked us dry.
She would scream to get us into her room, then keep us busy with her latest mess. She invented new ways to keep us there. And all the time complaining and insulting us.

One day she crooked her finger at me to bring me in closer.

I didn’t want to get pinched, but I leaned in slightly.

She seemed to want to tell me something.

“Com’ here,” she said, crooking her finger. “C’ mere. C’ mere,” until I came very close to her face.

“Listen,” she said, acting like she wanted to whisper in my ear.

I bent down even closer, surprised that she had a secret for me.

In my ear she said, “Child, why are you so ugly?”
Then she smiled big at me as if she’d scored.

That was the first smile I ever saw on her.

Her tactics began to evolve from sheer insult to humorous insult.
Something was happening.

While we persisted, working to keep her clean and keep her moving, while we spoon-fed her and stayed at the bedside, her attitude was turning.

We would fluff her and puff her, make her smell powder-fresh.
We would sit her in the chair even when she refused.

She became our grumpy mascot.
We brought her out to the nurses’ station.
She still yelled, but not as often.

Our unit clerk, who had not endured the earlier insults, began to compliment her. “You look so nice today. You smell great.”

We all caught on and began throwing her compliments.

The more often we made such remarks, the happier she became.
She quit pinching and gave us soft little pats as we walked by.

What a miracle we witnessed.

Despite all her nastiness, we were able to show her the beauty of herself.
It was this that helped her turn.

Our persistent kindness finally overpowered her darkness.

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umbrellas colorful Gerd Altmann Pixabay(Thanks to Gerd Altmann of Pixabay for this image.)

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