The Three Sisters: Ovaries, Thyroid, and Adrenals

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On her annual visit, I chatted with a lady in her 50’s about concerns that many women have in their own lives. Over the last year, she has had more fatigue, weight gain, and trouble sleeping. She finds herself more irritable and quick to react. Her periods ended two years ago and she was happy when the night sweats and hot flashes subsided. Her desire for intimacy has steadily declined over some time.

So I would like to share our discussion as there may be other women who are also looking for answers to these symptoms.

Let’s start with a story about our Three Sisters : Ovaries, Thyroid and Adrenals.

Sister #1: The Ovary. She is passionate and unpredictable in her 40’s and 50’s. She is beautiful, free of her reproductive ties, and is looking forward to this new phase of her life.  So what is the secret to experience the…

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Strange Covert Eye Craves Fresh Freedom Fun  

In a dream detained in an upstairs room, life is busy, frantic as ever, all my duties, people’s needs, I push on till I’m ready to drop. Like a hamster wheel, run, run, run.

I flop over the top of my dresser, a rather personal space.
On the dresser sits a small coin?
No, not a coin but a hole. It’s a tube going three stories down into the basement.
I peer down through it.

Another eye looks up at me.
Suddenly I know this is my own eye.
Eye to eye. Mind to mind.

It is my deepest self who lives in the basement.
It is my undercurrent.
It pleads with me to breathe, slow down, save yourself.
We got to get out of here.
Leave this trap. Break free.
Time to escape, it compels me.

As dreams go, I can’t get out. I fumble. I must finish repairing things.

Get out, be free, lighten up, find your fun.

Mishaps block me, delay me.

When will we go?
When will we go?
When will we go?
It waits for me. My other I. My deepest I. My loving and supportive I.

Will I throw away my freedom because I cannot drop the repairs I’m supposed to finish?
Who says I’m supposed to?
Nobody says. Nobody but me.

My habit of fixing things imprisons me.
I must perfect things and stay busy.
Without fun, without freedom.

What a mind trap. A trap of my own making.
But we all trap ourselves in different ways.
In our own personality style, we might focus on lack or hazard or affection or other snares.
It’s empowering to see how we ambush ourselves.

Apart from our habitual trap, 99% of life is beautiful.
But we miss it because our attention is stuck.
When I die will I care that I repaired stuff to the nth degree?
Will I wonder why I stayed too busy to play, too busy to use my curiosity and love of life?

Do you have an I in the basement calling out to you?
What is your covert eye trying to tell you?
How do you keep yourself too busy?
What  distraction prevents you from seeing your life as a gift?

What would feed your soul?

What would make you feel like a kid again, full of eagerness and joy?

What would make your heart as light as a feather?

Go for it.
Follow your heart.
Let us know where it leads.

Have you enjoyed a soul-speaking dream? Please share it with us.

 “Days pass, years vanish, and we walk sightless among miracles.” – Hebrew prayer

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Heal Yourself Breathwork, A Sweet Free Gift

What if you could drop your troubles, clear out blockages, get a natural high, and feast on bliss by using the power of your own breath?

When I tried Inner Awareness Breathwork (IAB) online, hosted by Michael Stone, it began with holotropic breathing: rapid deep breaths without pausing at the end of the inhale nor at the exhale.
This is circular breathing, constantly moving breath.

I thought, here we go, fast full breaths, don’t stop.
My head chatter dissolved.
I had to focus totally on breath.
Stone’s awesome music swept me into sweet expansion.
I smiled. Where did he get such stirring music?

Was I tingling all over from the orchestra or from the breath? Didn’t matter.
Mild dizziness came up, but it was okay. (It was expected.)
Every cell in my body lit up.
My heart warmed.
The music swelled, unfolded, and burst into higher planes.

My body began to tremble gently. That’s what it wanted to do.
What a journey, and it kept going!
Twenty minutes into the hour I began laughing and laughing and laughing.
I simply felt that happy.
My body went on trembling and shaking off a lot of stuff that needed to leave.
None of that mattered as I rode the magic carpet of the melodies.

Like with other styles of energy work, I went Home, beyond the narrow concept of the body, beyond the physical plane.
Once again I knew viscerally that the universe loves us, supports us.
I floated in that field where all-is-well all the time.
I swam in the radiance of the higher self.
What could I do but laugh and laugh for joy?

Not everybody will laugh their head off with this method.
But everybody will remove energy  blocks, which is a healthy thing to do.

Many people get stiff muscles, called tetany. The body tightens up first in order to let go and relax more fully. The hands might cramp up into claws for a short while. Don’t worry. This tightness arises from old cellular memories and emotional wounds that are clearing out.

Some people may remember bad memories and want to discharge sadness, fear, anger, screaming, moaning, crying. Things that have been stuck inside for years are now released. This makes a wonderful shift, a fresh start in life.

In Stone’s words, “participants do faster, deeper breathing to music in order to quiet their ego/thinking mind and get access to their inner intelligence that everybody has but generally cannot access very often.”
He suggests doing IAB on a regular basis to strengthen your neural pathways and shift your mind.

My psychiatrist friend tells me this breathwork “can help dissolve the ego and allow for a more accurate perspective in our relationship to one another. For some that may lead to happiness. For others, just a more satisfying existence.”

Michael Stone’s IAB session lasts 90 minutes. The actual breathwork with deeply inspiring music is about 55 minutes within that time.
Sounds like a big chunk out of your day, right?
It did to me. But once I got into it, it was absolutely amazing.
(Click here for the free offer. Or this signup for 3 free.)

Try it! Leave the doldrums behind! Open up to a higher reality!
Even if you get muscle cramps and release cellular nightmares, eventually you will come to true peace. This is a fast track to Nirvana, I think.

Holotropic breathwork was created by psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof in the 1970s.
Michael Stone’s IAB is more than plain holotropic breathing, but you’ll find many breathwork presentations you may enjoy:
Click here for videos from Wim Hof “The Iceman.”
Or look at both holotropic and shamanic breathwork with Bill Farr.

Have you tried any of these approaches?
Tell us how it went for you!

Powerful Breath to Give You Delicious Energy
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Diane does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix.
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Quick Simple Way to Avoid a Cold

We’ve talked before about homeopathic pills (placed under the tongue) to prevent a cold, but here’s another easy approach.

Remember these remedies work best if used at the first onset of symptoms.
So don’t ignore that mild scratchy throat or sneezing, okay?
Be mindful. Stay in touch with your body, in the moment.

Okay, there you are at the end of the day, fatigued, and your sinuses are a little stuffy, maybe your throat feels dry. It’s the sort of thing that could become a cold tomorrow.

Before you go to bed, take:

  • 1000 mg Vitamin C
  • 250 to 500 mg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • a glass of lemon water (1/2 tsp lemon juice or lemon wedge in water)
  • Then rinse your mouth well (so lemon water won’t bother your teeth).

Now go blissfully to sleep.
Allow your immune system to work this out overnight.
In the morning, voilà! You feel good!
Keep Cool and Carry On, You Amazing Human!

How does it work?
To my understanding, the lemon water helps to absorb all nutrients into our cells more completely.
Both vitamins help our immune system.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant which reduces some cold symptoms and can lessen worse complications from a cold or flu (like averting a severe cough).
Vitamin C also improves circulation and relieves sore muscles.

Vitamin B5 increases stamina, decreases inflammation, boosts immunity, alleviates stress, anxiety, respiratory problems including asthma, and allergies. (It even has been known to restore natural hair color, dropping gray hairs!)

This natural cold remedy is not something you’d want to take every night, or it may lose some effectiveness.
But occasional use works like a charm for me.
(Plus I think it’s not as pricey as the homeopathic pills.)

IF you’re coming down with a sore throat, however, you need to gargle salt water.
Get a cup of fairly hot water (but not hot enough to burn your mouth).
Add a rounded teaspoon of salt and stir it up.
Patiently gargle this, one mouthful at a time.
(Never gargled before? Practice with a small amount. Tilt your head back, let the liquid hit the back of your throat, and exhale long and slow. This allows the hot salt water to get deeper into the throat, as it bubbles with your exhalation. Then spit out the water.)
The hot water brings more circulation to the throat tissues, while the salt draws out the germs and microbes, gets rid of them.
You can knock out that sore throat. (Repeat a couple times a day if needed.)

Let me know how it goes for you?
Please share with us any anti-cold remedies you like 😉

Thanks to Dr. Peebles for this easy vitamin-replenishing remedy.

Prevent Flu and Colds
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Diane does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix.
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The Light of your Soul

The Light of our Being, emerging from darkness. This is from my friend Rose, published recently in The Keene Sentinel newspaper of Keene, NH

The Light of your Soul by Rose Carey

The layers of Maya surrounding this earth are the “prisms” that refract the white light of your soul into its many earthly colors.
We are first beings of white light.
At birth we come into Maya—the illusion which is this world and separates us from Above. As the essence of your soul settles into this world and your physical body at birth, five sheaths of energy bring in aspects which become layers of you, physical body systems and personality. These are your genetic blueprint. Three colors or primary energies (gunas) are present: light, dark, and neutral. You are light, and shadow, then into matter.

When the energy of your soul enters this world, it begins to spin. As these three primary colors begin to spin, the light, the dark and neutral, secondary colors are created which become chakra colors. Our chakras glow with the colors of this world, those of the rainbow. In all, 72 energies combine to form us. This is what we work with throughout our lives, how these energies manifest or not.

This truth about the light of your soul comes through my teacher C. J. Whitedeer, a Cherokee elder who sees the colors and light of the human aura.

As many of us seek our internal light and our soul’s essence, we often think there is a separation of our physical nature from our divine nature. We think that our essence might have become obscured through the daily living of life. This is not true! We never become separated from our essence, our soul. As a healer I am taught to bring pure color and light into my hands and offer it to another, not to pump it in, but rather bring it to my palms and let my client gather from it as needed.
The same is true in regards to your soul, let it rise to the surface of your consciousness where you may gather understanding and grace as you will.

Higher frequencies create greater health in your body.
The more you allow your divine self to express itself, the healthier you become.
If you let your consciousness be at your heart level, you will naturally bring the higher frequencies of your divine self to connect with the earthly frequencies of your physical body. This creates a harmony of energy for living along with many other benefits as well.
This life on earth trains us to seek unity where there is duality. We are seeking the unity of what we really are.

We can manipulate the structure of what-is – that which holds physical things in place – but we cannot manipulate the illusion or Maya of this world. We have the frequencies and colors of the rainbow as tools to change the structure of ourselves and our world.
These frequencies affect our state of consciousness and the consciousness of our chakras. We can spend much of our life living from first chakra (which is a specific color and frequency), living in survival mode. Or we can release our fears and find our souls (again a shift in color and frequency).
How we take on these shifts, these color-changes, is not mystery. It happens most often as a response to emotion, beauty, or centered contentment.

There are some things that cannot be changed, though. These relate to the nature of the universe and the lessons for your soul.
Your unmanifested white light, your soul, acquires its blueprint or matrix as it enters this realm. When you pass through Maya and its five sheaths, your aspects gain density and physicality. These five sheaths of energy bring in different aspects – one gives bone, one gives personality, etc. These are the givens which remain constant and cannot be changed by us. They come from the Maya.

A few of the cosmic rules that govern us: “You must give before you can receive,” in other words, you must have an open heart to give or to take in love from another.
“Energy is never lost, it is only transformed” describes the mystery of moving from one state of being into another.
“What goes up must come down” is a reflection on the duality of this world.
“Love is all there is” – that which we seek is deeply within us.

The birth of light is once again within us and around us as we approach the seasonal turn from the darkness of winter. May we open our hearts through loving acts and generosity of spirit, and in so doing take on an energy that transforms us.
It is my prayer that we may all be reborn in the light of the divine within.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to read more, check out “Love is a Quality of Your Soul” at and download the free mp3 “Grounding and Alignment”, as well as read other articles on healing. Rose Carey is the founder of LifeLight Center at 206 Washington Street in Keene. She has nearly 30 years of private practice in energy medicine and holistic body therapies. She is sensitive to and repairs the energy pathways of your body and aligns your energy, nervous and muscular/skeletal systems. Call for info and appointments at 603-852-8300.

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Ghost? Imprint? Obsession? You Compare – a Little Fun

“She’s hanging on my shoulder talking to me again,” my friend Caren said with wide-eyed exasperation.

“That lady who loves to dance?” I smiled. We had just ordered lunch in the tea room of the swanky old Peacock Hotel, the jewel of the Southwest. Palm trees swayed in the courtyard.

“I wouldn’t mind, but she never quits.”

“She can’t get anybody else to listen.” This ghost talk tickled me. I was fascinated that Caren could hear her.

“I came to chat with you, not her.”

“She’s still talking about those fabulous parties?”

“Nonstop. Oh, the gossamer gowns, the amazing band, the dancing! She would Shimmy all night with loads of handsome men. She claims she danced with Douglas Fairbanks in this very room.”

“No kidding? His photo is out there in the lobby next to Clark Gable’s.”

“I know. This must have been a hopping place back then.”


“Now she’s saying, Lindy Hop.”

“Lindy Hop?

“I guess it’s a dance,” said Caren. “She says Lindy hopped over the Atlantic.”

“Lindbergh.” A tingle flitted over my skin. “This woman will never leave this hotel.”

Caren nodded. “Those elegant dance parties mean everything to her. She’s waiting for the next one.”


“She is. She keeps asking when the next dance will be. I’ve told her that was ninety years ago, but she doesn’t get it.”

“Hungry ghost.” I pondered the Buddhist phrase. She was stranded here by her desire for more excitement. “Gosh, she’s totally stuck in that flamboyant party, the music, the shining gowns and tuxedos, the rich and famous.”

“That whole era.” Caren’s face glowed. She was a kindred soul to this woman. She too loved costumes, elegance, fabulous dancing, that season of history.

Magnificent times, I thought, tracing the curlicue on my antique fork. Then it hit me. “Hey, what if? What if she is not a whole person but a fragment of strong emotion?”

“She feels like a person to me. Her spiel is always the same.”

“That’s exactly why I wonder if she is one dimensional, not a whole person. She’s like a recording.”

“She does repeat herself.”

“I was reading about thought forms. What if she’s not a ghost exactly but a thought form?”

“I don’t know. I think she’s a ghost.”

“What’s her name?”

“Don’t know. I’ll ask.” Caren shut her eyes, exhaled deeply.

I wished I was more psychic like Caren. She was so good at merging into people, losing her boundaries, finding cool stuff.

“She won’t give her name,” said Caren. “She’s describing her flapper dress, moaning that she couldn’t get a hot pink color like we can get today.”

“Ask her what street she lived on.”

Caren breathed, waited. “She won’t say.”

“My book said, a ghost that keeps going up the stairs, always in the same direction, is like an old photographic imprint. It’s a fragment of a personality. Not a whole person. Basically anybody’s intense emotion becomes a thought form. That form attracts more of the same thoughts and feelings. The thought form is like a one-dimensional consciousness because it holds one strong feeling and a lot of it.”

Caren gave me a goofy indulgent smile. “But how can you get emotional about going up the stairs?”

I grinned. “Yeah, not a good example, but maybe it was a habitual pattern? Maybe repetitive weariness? They call it an electromagnetic imprint. When they try to talk with the ghost on the stairs it won’t communicate in a personal way. Not like a person.”

Caren folded her hands on the table. “She’s quiet now. Maybe we offended her.”

“I mean, what if one dancing lady got extremely excited and then everybody’s big celebration energy accumulated in her emotional cloud that still hangs around here?”

“A cloud? I think she’s more than a cloud. On the other hand we know vibrations do linger physically, like in violent depressing places.”

“I think it’s amazing that you can feel her so well. I wish I could do that.”

“Sometimes I get pulled around by these things, and I wish I weren’t so sensitive.”

“At least this one is fun and snazzy.”

(So tell us, what’s your impression here? I’d love to hear from you. I took lots of poetic license with this true event, because lately I’ve been reading about thought forms, don’ ya know . . .)

(Thanks to Wikimedia and Pixabay for these images I blended.)
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3 Easy Ways to Lighten Up, Drop Bad Energies

Is it dark emotions or thought-forms or cling-ons or the haunting voice of your mean old coach? All of the above? Sometimes unwanted energies stick to us.

My dark mood can draw these vibrations to me. If I keep returning to a fear, anger, or sadness, then I may need help to find the root cause and remove it, make peace with the old trauma.

But sometimes this murky energy does not belong to us.
We take it on without realizing it.
How do we let it go?

Find good tips in How to Drop It; How to Brighten Up; Protect Your Energy; Your Astounding Voice (toning); Restore My Good Vibes; Protection from Bad Vibes; Healing Code.

3 more approaches on how to lighten up –

  • Salt
  • Essential Oils
  • Self Healing Energy Methods

Salt lamps or dry salt or even salt water absorbs and removes negative energies, allowing fresh calm energy to flow in. (Western science can’t explain it, but don’t knock it till you try it.)
In the medical field we know salt is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and also draws out toxins. We use it for gargling a sore throat, healing mucous membranes (on either end of the body), soothing eczema and psoriasis with a salty bath, and more.

It sounds wild that salt removes emotional toxins from the air itself, and yet. For centuries people of India have washed the floors with salt water to remove sadness and tragic vibrations. According to Ayurveda salt is absorbing and drying – absorbing negativity. Also salt is made of crystals, so its properties naturally amplify (any crystal structure is an amplifier).

Let’s say you have a grouchy co-worker or roommate. Or maybe you have the blues, maybe some grief.
You don’t need to buy a $25 salt lamp (although they are snazzy).
You can right now put a handful of salt in a cup of water. Mix it up and place it on your desk or a shelf in your living room (behind a plant to avoid complaints from the grouch). Make several cups of salt water. Spread them around. Leave them there for a month. Then throw them out. Notice how the ambient energy has improved.
(I noticed. Let me know if you do?)

Essential oils can help drop heavy energies and uplift your vibration.
Mist them into the air using a diffuser (dispersing water with oil drops on top).
Or put a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale the scent.

Dilute essential oils with jojoba oil or another oil carrier for topical use on the skin. Massage into the soles of your feet or around the edges of your ears. Both areas nurture your meridian system.

Some oils to choose from (probably not all at once 😉

  1. For anxiety (concern about the future), try orange, lemon, lavender, basil, cedarwood, frankincense, jasmine, rose, or sandalwood.
  2. For calming oneself, use lavender, ylang ylang, rose, orange, cedarwood, or bergamot.
  3. For depression (ruminating about the past), use sage, jasmine, grapefruit, rosemary, lavender, frankincense, lemon, or bergamot.


Self Healing Energy Methods – most can be done anywhere anytime:

  • Ground yourself to earth. Feel the strong envelope of your aura, your barrier against invasion.
  • Stay grounded to earth and connected to heaven with divine light flowing through your core.
  • Inhale Light into every cell of your body. Exhale anything that feels negative or dark.
  • At the end of the day (or anytime), point your palms to the earth and send out excess energies. Allow all worries and concerns to flow into the earth to be recycled.
  • Take a hot bath with 2 cups Epsom salts or sea salt, Himalayan or kosher salt, along with several drops of lavender and sage essential oils.
  • Simply immersing yourself in water releases unwanted energies. Go for a swim.
  • Use EFT meridian tapping to release and balance your emotions. (
  • Give yourself a re-balancing energy session or ask a friend to do this for you.
  • If you suspect an unwelcome burdensome hitchhiker, say aloud, “Anything that is not (my name) must leave now.”
  • Burn a bundle of sage (smudge). The smoke cleanses you and your surroundings, so “paint” the smoke all over as you go.

Quick self treatment videos from energy master Donna Eden:

zip up

expel the venom

pull ears to release overwhelm

triple warmer smoothie

5 minute energy routine

In all of this, please remember you have a ladder to visit all vibrations.

The important thing is to get skilled at moving up and down that ladder.

Can I lighten up when I want to?
This is the key.

I would love to hear how it goes for you. Please let me know 😉

Scientists tell us energy medicine is 100x more efficient than chemical medicine. Feel better, get balanced.  Diane does healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system.  Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain HillsAlso check out our meditation groups – Tuesdays in Phoenix, Wednesdays in Fountain Hills.
(A pic of my salt lamp 😉
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