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Aisha North: The Manuscript of Survival – Part 329 « Golden Age of Gaia

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Aisha North: The Manuscript of Survival – Part 329 « Golden Age of Gaia.

This was very interesting to me to read. Last week we had the Solstice energies affecting our beings as well as the full moon. There were other powerful energies entering us, too, all assisting the continuing transformations our body/being is undergoing. The Solstice energies felt very sweet to me and the full moon energies more intense and powerful.

I have “run” a tremendous amount of energy through my body my entire life. As a child, I couldn’t wear gold watches as I’d stop the watch. I could only wear stainless steel watches. I would regularly shock people when I touched them. Recipients of the energy work I do attest to how strong the energy I channel is as well. I have done much healing on my nervous system to repair the damage of running such intense energy through my body throughout my life and in my healing work I have learned spiritual methods to alleviate any damage to me now.

But lately, I have experienced the physical symptoms of all the shifts taking place in my body due to the transformation we are going through and at times it has felt challenging. By Sunday, old asthma symptoms came on strongly. At first, I assigned these to being in a new environment with allergy triggers that have affected me in the past, stress, getting used to a new town, new place to stay, new host, on and on. At the same time though, I had this thought that I needed to start talking to my body and suggesting that it doesn’t need to respond with these symptoms anymore.

I believe that our body takes on physical ailments from positive intent, as in the past it looked for a way to respond to some outside event, trauma, situation or condition, all the while looking to keep us alive, comfortable and safe. These decisions were made on an unconscious level and were usually made when we were too young to understand or cognitively seek another solution. Then these responses just become ingrained.

In my years of reading Robert Ornstein books about our brain, psychology and other topics; Isaac Asimov’s books about anatomy and books by other authors on these topics, I read that scientists have shown that we respond to a stimuli before we even are conscious that we need to respond. Hence, we would keep ourselves from getting burned or endure some other injury.

So I loved the explanation in this article, that this download of sorts that we are now experiencing is bringing our minds and bodies more choices, more knowledge, more responses available to it. Therefore, we don’t need to keep running our old limited responses, including disease.

I feel excited that I was already led instinctively to start this conversation with my body about making new choices now, all while it still continues its job of keeping me alive and safe. After reading this article, I intend to do much more of this, creating new “loops” of responses so THEY become the new choice.

Let me know if you implement this, too, and how it goes.

Focusing Energy Brings Results!

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A few weeks ago I offered to do some energy healing for a friend. He had been experiencing sharp pains and was so concerned about he had sought out medical tests to rule out any serious health challenges. I used a technique I learned in 1987, from a healer and man who channeled, too. He combined Huna techniques he had learned in Hawaii, reflexology, acupressure and Reiki to create this technique. He called it NET, Natural energy therapy. I am a Reiki master but I love and prefer using the form of healing he taught over using my reiki modality. I still call in Reiki energy but also much more, working with the client, any beings of light assisting him/her as well as working with Spirit and any beings of light working with me.

I understand that it is Spirit doing the work and my role is as a midwife. It is also up to the person receiving the healing to allow it to happen, to align with releasing blocks and old wounds to make room for healing to take place. I often will send musical notes, breath, and other creatures and natural elements in to assist the work. I use handholds around the body pulling out disharmonious energy and then allowing healing harmonious energy to flow in and take its place. At times I do shamanic work and psychic healing, working with the person to release an old wound or energy whether it is from this lifetime or another. Again, I am only the midwife. Healing happens between the person and Spirit.

When I am done moving around the body, I then do the same process with specific chakras (energy centers), then balance the chakras, raise the energy in the chakras and then end by placing colors into the aura that the soul requests.

This session with my friend was quite profound. I knew and could feel that he was ready to release this pain and I could feel him aligned with the healing 100%. What a joy! At the end, his pain was gone completely. I found out today, that weeks later, it remains gone.

I am in awe of this work, very honored to be a channel for it, and so grateful that my friend allowed it to take place. I’m so grateful to have been led to that teacher in 1986 and to be able to study with him while he was alive. I feel blessed every day for this path I’ve been led to walk since early childhood. Health and wholeness is our true state, as we are meant to vibrate in harmony, in love and in joy.

Is Your Body Yelling At You Loudly?

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I’ve visited with two women this week who have literally made themselves sick doing the work they are doing. One was getting more and more fatigued, her iron levels were at “go to the hospital” levels but she stayed home, and several other organ systems were struggling as well. The other woman ended up with pain in her back so severe that she is having trouble walking and moving around and ended up in the emergency room. Both these women knew that their chosen work was affecting them and their health.

I’ve seen this happen with clients of mine, too. They knew they needed to make some changes in their lives but either weren’t ready to make those changes or felt unable to at the moment and they ended up with sicknesses, injuries or accidents. Perhaps if they had made the changes that needed to be made they wouldn’t have ended up having such drastic situations happen to them.

This has happened in my life as well. The signals start in a more subtle way, then turn into sluggishness, tiredness, or a slight pain. If I don’t listen and make the changes I am needing to make, things will turn more drastic to get my attention.

You can see this in a job you need to leave, a relationship that is in trouble or unhealthy for you, a career that needs to switch to something else, and the signals are always there, if we take time to pay attention and then take action.

I’m reading the book “FREQUENCY” by Penny Peirce and it talks of how we are getting signals all the time and teaches people to be more sensitive to this information. I feel that with the changes on the planet, we are heading into this heightened awareness even more now.

So what is your body telling you? Are there some changes you need to make?

Years ago I wrote down the line “Listen to the whisper before it becomes a shout”. I’ve been meaning to turn it into a song but so far, it hasn’t grown into that yet!

But I’ll say it again….Listen to the whisper before it becomes a shout!

Storms Of Our Lives

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I grew up with severe asthma, died a couple times, spent alot of my life in hospitals and emergency rooms up until I was 40. I also had several injuries, including falling through a hole in a floor in a store (sounds like a sitcom doesn’t it?) in 1971. For some years I cursed these inflictions but as the years went on, I learned to see them as gifts.

Doctors told my parents I wouldn’t leave to be 30 years old. My brother had already died at age 21 when he went into a hospital with asthma and the doctor gave him too much medication, thus killing him. So at age 22 I started studying TM meditation, the next year studied Silva Mind control and the next year started studying homeopathy, herbs, and other alternative health topics. In 1978 I was led to a reflexologist who finally took the pain away from my fall in 71, and it also helped my lungs, so I decided to learn it. Thus began my 34+ year career in holistic therapies.

Throughout my life as I searched for ways to heal myself or at least help relieve some of my symptoms, mental, emotional and physical, when I’d find therapies that were useful, I would learn them and add them to my tool box in my career. So I feel that my health challenges have led me to my career and also my destiny.

Most people with lungs like mine are in bed, or they stay home and do very little. I go for 5 mile hikes, sometimes every day. I know that all these techniques I have learned and my spiritual focus have been responsible for this. These health challenges have taught me patience, empathy, compassion, understanding, peace in the midst of struggle, and strength I never knew I had.

It is easy when storms arrive in our lives, whatever their form, to attempt to flee, struggle, or feel defeated. But I have found in my own life and the lives of many of my clients that these storms are often the impetus for change, opportunities for growth, wake up calls or the signpost to another path.

I have learned to love these parts of me, not to stay attached to the ailments but to be able to love the parts of me that chose this path of learning, seeing how it has served me, so when the time comes for my body to release them completely, the process will be a gentle exhale instead of a wrestling match.

Photo by Katelon Jeffereys. Storm from Lincoln Park, Seattle, WA

Giving Thanks For A Body!

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A long time friend contacted my yesterday to see if she could offer me some work from the healing work she is learning this weekend. So we did a session via skype. I could feel the work happening in my body and also had a profound shift in my understanding.

I grew up very severely ill and when I wasn’t ill I was very active, climbing everything I could find and taking part in other physical activities. I also sang and studied piano. So I was used to using my body but I don’t feel that I spent much time truly being “in” my body. Perhaps it was from being ill that I felt my body had betrayed me, I don’t know. And although I loved the beauty of this earth, I just never felt a sense of belonging here. My spiritual and psychic experiences weren’t received well by my parents and doctors tried to convince them I was crazy. It was confusing to me because what I saw with my spiritual sight made much more sense to me than the struggles and negativity that much of the world lived within.

I have used “grounding” and other spiritual visualizations and techniques to help myself inhabit my body more, and have certainly made great gains through this, but still don’t feel like I ever truly felt at home in my body. I grew up restless, too, which I partly feel is my true nature, but in other ways, I feel like this has been behind much of my moving.

Several years ago I took a Hooponopono workshop and Len, the leader, suggested that we thank everything…the chair we are sitting on, the shower stall we are standing in, the air, the water, our food, etc. I started the habit of doing this everyday to all the parts of my lodging, my walks, my car…all of it. But I never thought to thank my body, until today.

In the midst of an “activation” that my friend was administering, I had this strong tingling feeling in my legs and feet, and then this understanding that I needed to start honoring my body and thanking it for housing my soul. Later, my friend and I discussed how this honoring would perhaps lead to me not only feeling at home in my body, but me feeling a deeper sense of being home, belonging here. So we are both curious to see how this will shift other areas of my body and life.

Thank you beautiful body for your strength, amazing cooperation and team work that keeps me healthy, my food digested, my body oxygenated, and allows me to see/smell/touch/taste/hear this beautiful planet and all the creatures on it. Thank you wonderful body for allowing me to have a vehicle to use to share my gifts with the world and providing me a profession. Thank you my delightful body for allowing me to experience the joy of this planet and the bounty of Spirit.

All The Diamonds- Bruce at the Barrymore 5-21-2011 – YouTube

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All The Diamonds- Bruce at the Barrymore 5-21-2011 – YouTube.

I got introduced to Bruce in 1976 by my guitar teacher. He has been my hero, and inspiration ever since then. I own 29 or so albums of his. I grew up a severe asthmatic, in and out of hospitals and emergency rooms, and died a couple times. I never knew if I’d be alive the next day. At times I would struggle to breathe for several days at a time, sitting up, leaning against a wall. As you can imagine, it could get quite scary. Finally, I decided to put on Bruce music, and I’d close my eyes, picturing myself sitting across from him, playing my guitar and singing along with him. I was still having a hard time breathing but the visualization along with the music helped me to be more peaceful, surrender, and allow my body to heal again. Bruce became my lifesaver!

I am grateful that I no longer have attacks like that, but Bruce’s music remains my go to music for bringing myself back to center and to a place of peace.

Take A Moment To Use This Simple Stress Release/Re-framing Tool!

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I have been a holistic therapist/teacher/coach for over 34 years. My work can be very esoteric but I also focus on work that is practical and gets results. For several years I took workshops into companies and government agencies as well as teaching them publicly. I liked to teach simple tools that can be used in the moment to shift things so a person could get back to trust, peace, and clarity.

I received an email from a friend today whose daughter had been at the Boston Marathon but left an hour before the bombs exploded. I can understand his concern and fear when he first heard of the tragedy and didn’t know if his daughter was safe or not. But since he found out about her safety, he has been watching the news non-stop, has developed sores all over his body, hasn’t slept well, has been unable to work, letting the stress and fear overwhelm him and he has bought into the media hype.

Things happen in our lives, to us, and others. And yes, it is important to have compassion, and normal for us to have reactions to things. But when we let it continue to override our peace, we just end up making ourselves sick, and drawing more and more negativity to ourselves. We are left unable to contribute in any way or make clear decisions.

I’d like to share with you a tool that is on my website. What I love about this tool is that you can use it in the more detailed way to shift something that you are reacting to in the moment, or use it for something that happened in the past. When we react to something now or in the past, we attach an emotional charge to that event, make decisions about ourselves and life based on those emotions and will continue to script and live our lives from that emotional place, until we are able to be present and shift ourselves to make a new choice. So you can also use this tool in the moment, just simply using the hand holds as described and not going through the steps.

I hope you find it useful. Remember, you do have a choice, you are in charge. Choose peace!!!!

LOVE IS THE LANGUAGE, LOVE IS THE ANSWER

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 Recently I was talking to someone about a question that I often used as an icebreaker in my workshops.  The question was “What is your favorite smell?” I explained that smell is the strongest memory and by remembering a favorite smell, you are transported back to that time, and since it is a pleasant memory, it brings forth the appropriate relaxing positive chemical responses in your brain and body. Thus, remembering a favorite smell becomes a great quick stress release technique, too. I explained that I loved the question as it was not just a great quick stress release tool but it also pointed out how different people had such varying responses to the question and someone’s favorite smell may sound odd or even distasteful to someone else. This encouraged more understanding of others, and pointed out the different perceptions we hold. … And then, my random mind led me to think about Gary Chapman’s five languages of love.

 Gary’s Five Languages of Love are:

        Words of affirmation

          Quality time

          Receiving gifts

          Acts of service

          Physical touch


                          Gary suggests that we usually have one language of love, perhaps two, which are most important to us. So thinking about how different favorite smells are to others, I thought of my strongest language of love, which is quality time and second is words of affirmation and how that was different for my Mom.  Her language of love was gifts and they were very important to her. If you didn’t like the gift she gave you, she got angry. And for me, if someone doesn’t like what I give them, it is fine with me, they are welcome to let me know and exchange it for something that they like better, as I’d rather they be happy with something else, if that is their choice. But in my Mom’s childhood experience, gifts were how she knew her family loved her, even though she experienced much abuse from her Father. For her, the abuse was overridden by gifts.   She wasn’t very forthcoming with words of appreciation, so throughout our relationship, I was waiting for words of appreciation, feeling unloved at times, and she was there giving me gifts that had less importance to me, and sometimes I didn’t even like them.  Then when I didn’t like them, she got angry, so I felt even less loved, as the gift felt to be more about her need than her giving me something that I would value or feel loved by.  And of course, the reverse was if I didn’t like the gift, which was her language of love, then she felt unloved. What a mess!!!!

 

One time I was complaining to a massage therapist of mine that the man I was dating was inattentive. She asked me “What does attentive look like to you?”  She explained that I might be waiting for chocolates and flowers and he might be out there changing the oil in my car, feeling like he was truly expressing his love for me, leaving us both feeling misunderstood and unloved.

 

  So I invite you to look at this question of what language of love feels most important to you as a way for others to show their love to you.  And at the same time, I invite you to take note of the people in your life you care about and see what their favored language of love is and see if you are responding in a way that is important to them and clearly demonstrates to them your love for them.

 

During this time of transition on the planet and within us, I feel that love truly is the most important support we can garner.   Love for ourselves, love for others, love for the process.  So I feel that the more astute we can be about how we look for love within ourselves, in our relationships, seeing how we can better support ourselves and others and how others can better support us, the easier this transformation will be.  Nurturing is so important right now.  The energy coming into the planet is so intense, and the process we are in has been so long coming, many of us are feeling quite weary and our patience and stamina might be stretched to it’s limits.  So the more softness and support we can allow within us and around us, and for others, the sweeter our journey.

 

So what is your language of love?  You can go to this website and take a quick assessment:  http://www.5lovelanguages.com/  Leave a comment below and let me know! 

 

To support you on your journey, there are several links to guided meditations of mine, on the front page of my website and on the page “More Resources”, and several pages of stress release tools as well. www.empowerandbalance.com 

 

Blessings on your journey,

 

Katelon T. Jeffereys

 

Seattle Life Coach