Aother autumn has made it to our doorstep, and with it clearer skies, and all the wonders of a changing season, along with its chores, and pumpkin everything! As we harvest our end-of-summer bounty, we ready our gardens for a long winter’s rest. These chores, like raking leaves, stacking firewood, and cleaning out the garden, are very healthy for your heart. Since everyone can benefit from a healthy heart, especially into our later years, I decided to look into it.
Simply put, here’s how it works: Our cells collectively make up organs; each organ has a meridian (energy pathway) that flows through it. Movement creates that energy and the heart meridian moves through the arms. So, moving the arms produces an energized and healthy heart—think swimming, dancing, power walking, sweeping, and Chi Gong. You get the idea.
“What does that phrase mean?” asked Lena, as she heard Carol state it. Four women were all sitting at a restaurant table having a cup of coffee. Carol said, “Think about it; it’s happening all the time these days.” Marta spoke up and said, “I know what she means. Several friends of mine were going to come and visit me in September. We get together every year but couldn’t last year because of Covid. We each live in different states. We connected on Zoom in April to make our plans for September.
We decided they would come to my home in Bozeman and then drive to a national park in Canada for several days of hiking. We quickly made reservations for both lodging in Canada and for a local rental car, because we had heard it was going to be a busy summer with lots of tourists.
“Our only concern was about when Canada would open its borders to tourists. I felt certain they would open long before our scheduled visit,” said Marta. “Sure enough, they opened the border in August, but we had a problem. They would only accept tourists who were vaccinated and two of my friends were adamant that they would not get vaccinated.”
Our current “health care” system is broken. In fact, it might be more accurate to call it our “disease management” or “sick-care system.” It rarely offers true healing to anyone. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if we could reimagine and create something better? What if we could create a TRUE health-care system aimed at:
Maintaining vibrant health
Preventing chronic diseases
Offering the multifaceted support needed for genuine healing to occur
Honoring the bio-individual needs of each and every person?
I believe we are beginning to see a shift in this direction. Many doctors are rethinking the way they care for their patients. They are looking to address their needs in a more personalized, in-depth fashion. Additionally, thousands of certified health coaches are being trained every year. These coaches have the potential to provide a solution to many of the problems within our current system.
Health coaching is relatively new to the health-and-wellness scene. It is already proving to be one of the most effective tools for helping people recover and maintain their health. Health coaches can relieve much of the burden placed upon doctors and improve health outcomes for patients, providing a win-win situation for everyone involved.
This question is not about your grocery list or your “TO DO” list. It is a list about you. It may be a list you have yet to make.
Let’s back up a little and first learn about Ruth’s story. She and her parents were in a concentration camp in Germany near the end of World War II. They suffered severe hardship until they were freed by the Allies in 1945. They were poor; they had no savings; they had no home. They had lost all contact with their relatives. Somehow Ruth’s parents found work and received help from different groups.
After they had recovered physically, mentally, and emotionally to some degree, the family made their way to the U.S. and settled in New York City. They worked hard and saved enough money to open a clothing store and a few years later, a clothing factory. Ruth worked long hours beside her parents, but she was grateful. She was safe and free to live her life.
When a coffee mug slips out of Celeste O’Connell’s hand and shatters on her tile floor, she realizes something is terribly wrong with her. The recent stumbles on the stairs, the deepening of her voice, the weakness in her right arm and leg, are part of a mysterious pattern of frightening changes in her body.
Celeste is diagnosed with a terminal illness. She struggles to accept her fate and the loss of everything she loves—her husband, her college-age children, her work, and the rugged, spectacular Montana environment in which she lives. She creates a bucket list and tries to complete everything on the list, but as her symptoms worsen, she finds she cannot. A startling dream leads Celeste to a therapist who helps her explore her dreams and long-neglected beliefs about life and death.
Celeste thought about the Ten Commandments. How many had she broken? She had not committed adultery (though tempted twice), nor stolen, nor murdered anyone. Well, maybe in her heart once or twice. She had certainly taken the name of the Lord in vain, swearing more times than she wanted anyone, especially God, to know. She definitely coveted her neighbor’s gorgeous log home on a knoll high above the river. And what about the first commandment? ‘Love the Lord thy God with all your heart and soul,’ that one. Not even close. How could she obey that first commandment when she wasn’t even sure God existed? He or She was an idea, not a reality.
A common theme of separation has woven its way through the lives of my clients this past year. In addition to the loss of relationships, the pandemic has created even more isolation. This phenomenon was foretold to me in a hypnosis session of mine in 2018. I was shown a metaphor comparing our souls to small sticks and the Earth to a giant log. This log was covered in glue, and the sticks were cast onto it, fusing together in a crisscrossed, jumbled heap of karmic ties.
My guides said that, now, this glue is beginning to crack and the sticks are breaking loose; however, it is up to each soul to free him or herself completely. We must uncross ourselves from these karmic relationships and learn to stand alone. Once all sticks are free standing and whole within themselves, we will come back together in a nice, neat bundle and ascend. I believe this is the existential purpose of the solitude we have all been experiencing.
Dolores Cannon—the founder of the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique that I practice—foretold of a split in realities in her book, The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth. Her thousands of clients were shown a future probability during their hypnosis sessions. The similarities in each account are uncanny. The Higher Selves and Spirit Guides of these clients explained how those who were a vibrational match would ascend to an ethereal realm while those who still had 3rd dimensional lessons to learn would remain in this world to participate in a slow evolution.
As Thanksgiving rolls around, our hearts turn to all that we are grateful for—even after such a turbulent year. For most of us, there’s an animal or three in our lives where the thankfulness goes both ways. We are indeed grateful for the incredible animals that are in our lives now, those that have shared the past with us, and those that will be a part of our future. We also appreciate the vast array of nature’s bountiful benefits that are provided to us every day, including Mother Earth’s medicine chest. Let us remember to be thankful for all we have in our lives, including the little things.
Thank your animals for their presence, for being there for you. Tell your animals out loud that you love them and are grateful they are in your life. You can even be specific and tell them what they bring to your life, such as love, happiness, laughter, companionship, comfort, and protection. Thank your pets and also the wild ones for the important lessons and messages they have given you. Be grateful that, at any time, you can learn holistic animal care and call on your innate ability to speak intuitively to animals and to nature.
We live in such extraordinarily hard times! With the advent of Covid-19, fear is rampant, masks and distancing are mandated, and many are experiencing sorely diminished income and travel restrictions. Wild natural phenomena—floods, fires and hurricanes—are destroying homes and displacing animals and lives. It seems we are beset on all sides by seemingly endless wars and famine in the world, and by civil and political unrest and divisions. It’s such a challenge to find peace amidst all this chaos!
We each have a sacred task during this time, and it’s up to us to recognize it and take action. We can all serve others as we access loving responses to stress, stay in the present moment, and speak with conscious awareness. In addition, there are those who, if not caught in trauma-shock, are feeling called to engage in the world as never before. Some forge ahead on the front lines of social justice.
DAnimals play a huge role in intuition. From your pets to wild animals, they want to help guide you in your life. When you become aware of how animals are trying to reach and teach you, you have an awareness about life that is simply profound.
Intuition is also about nature. On a hike, the majority of people go from point A to point B. If they used their intuition, they could tune in to animals, along with Mother Earth and her elements, and receive their messages. When you strengthen your connection with animals, nature, and Mother Earth, your intuition increases and creates a ripple effect in your life in wondrous ways, such as:
You can learn what animals, nature, and Mother Earth are trying to tell you.
You have more of a feeling of self-worth, while standing in your truth.
You have more clarity in your daily life, and your path and purpose seem more defined and accessible.