We are in Spring and people are sneezing everywhere. Take note to clean the liver at this point. Eat baby greens and berries as they are what is coming on board. Learn the benefits to dandelion greens and foods that the liver loves. It has been serving you and it is the season to give thanks back to that organ.
Spring- allergies, tiredness, asthma, skin rashes, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and a lack of rest, frustrations, arrogance
Summer- allergies, asthma, eczema, over heating and over sweating, colds, flu, frustrations, anger, disappointment
Fall- allergies, sinus infections, asthma, colds, depression
Winter-allergies, colds, flu, bronual disorders, depression, sadness, asthma,
Products i believe in - www.tothepointshiatsu.net
Just some bit to ponder for your day...
I will start out with products that you can buy from www.tothepointshiatsu.net that i have come to respect and appreciate that are here on this planet and that the formulators and there families are here for the long haul. The ideals are high and that is what i have been taught to seek.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Unit 9 -My plan that applies concepts I have learned regarding holistic/integral health to help foster growth and health spiritually, physically, and psychologically in my personal life.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This entire week while daily (often multiple times a day) saying these words in my head and sometimes out loud i have encounter magical things where i have been asked to help assist situations from money to health to advice. This in turn as giving me a feeling of calm and needed. Needed, not like i am looking to help and i my self needing that but a much more balanced way of feeling like you helped someone this seek be a better them. It has brought rewards to my own calm that has added in my sleep, digestion and mental well being.
In the Assessment Process Exercise found as well, in Elliott S. Dacher, p 115 when you become still and ask yourself "What aspect of my life- psychospiritual, biological, interpersonal or worldly, do i need to work on for myself, clearly what jumped out was my interpersonal and psychospiritual aspects. My interpersonal- is a relationship i let go to fly free on it's own and it has left me in many ways with clipped wings. I can fly just not very far at all before i come down real fast. I did not realize how much the relation i had encompassed absolutely ever aspect of me. Even to eating something new because it would be them, that would feed me new things. I can tell it is going to be a long journey that most likely i will never fully get over, i just need to be able to thrive not just survive (live without them).
As to the psychospiritual that one just jumps out purely due to the passions of my heart and the amount of care i hold inside to offer to those on the outside.
Both of these practices have influenced me to want to smile, laugh and yet go deep with-in to see truth, whatever it may be.
To implement these exercise more i need to visit places that my eyes can see beauty in it's nature form such as places like, Parfrey's Glen that is just only an hour away from me. Places of deep truth and sincerity. When in these places to meditate on the aspects that make me me.
Dacher, E.,(2006). Integral Health The Path to Human Flourishing . Chpt 9 p 93, Chpt 11 - p 115
Parfrey's Glen, (2012). Retrieved from http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/information-center/other-natural-areas/parfreys-glen/
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
2) Discuss the connection of the spiritual wellness to mental and physical wellness. Explain how the connection is manifested in your personal life.
The connection that i had with spiritual wellness and its connection with mental and physical wellness a very close. i think that i have been combining them all together from the start. My spiritual wellness in the connection that i have with nature. Then energy of nature and how that protects me and carries me through difficult times. I actually think that they all have a very unique quality and i look at each of the three differently.
When you delve into the deeper lever of your spiritual mind, your mind could not feel comfortable there due emotions we have stuffed down. Now putting mental and physical wellness together you can have yourself working out longer, faster and harder which in the long run if that is what you need to prepare for an event that is great. The three are different levels, the spiritual is the deepest and the physical is the most physical, closest to the skin so to say and the one in the middle would be the mental.
All of these are going to have such a profound influence i am excited to keep you updated on the effect in days and weeks to come.
- Compare and contrast the Loving Kindness exercise and the Subtle Mind exercise. Explain your experience including the benefits, frustrations etc.
Through the week my ability to not talk so much has risen greatly as well for a cool reason my humor. I have made people laugh all week with things i would say.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Where i work i have had a bit of a challenge with an old friend. I am not sure what i did wrong but one day i was attacked verbally and then again and again and again. It is always over something petty but i remain quit and do not speak back and let them just say whatever they need. I have the support of everyone including my manger in knowing this other person goes off often. For it to happen to me was odd because we have been friends for so long.
The other day i spoke with intense, sincere kindness. They took it as if i was talking to them like they were a child. So it did not go well. I used what i learned from the #1 practice and being this time i had witnesses, they did not look good. The behavior that everyone witness that happened to me was a surprise. They saw a side of this other person that they had not seen before. As well i gained respect for my technique, calmness and wise words. The facts remain this person does not like me and i do not know why. It is like they resent me. Funny note, i look very very similar to his girl friend that he had a couple years ago and might still have.
The practice of loving kindness i think is something everyone should experience. They need to make their own decision how they feel about applying it. Love to me means: Increase ones potential. So loving kindness in this form of this practice might not always be the correct answer. I think to go into meditation and bring the pain of another into your heart and dissolve it with a return out-breath of pain free or kindness and love, sounds perfect but some should need to just figure things out on their own and be alone while doing so.
In learning the understanding of "Mental Workout" is brings us to the practice that was done above. When we add information to out mind for our health and happiness or soundness we are working out or mind. We use such a small portion of out minds it really is time to stretch that area that sites on top of our shoulders and use it for something beside a hat rack , as my mother would say.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
- Based on your reflections, and on a scale of 1 to 10 (ten being optimal well-being), where do you rate your A-physical well-being, B-spiritual well-being, C-psychological well-being? Why?
A-physical well-being- My physical well being is on a sliding scale. I would say between a six and a nine. There are times truly that after giving a day of healing treatments and i drive home, that getting out of my car takes a second. From my low back to to my shoulders. I know if pushed i would snap right into shape but my push is lite. I know all the things to do naturally to get into shape it is just i place myself often in the "shoeless shoes maker" position.
B-spiritual well-being- Here is an area i am proud of. I would give myself a strong ten. I have been through many facets of organized religion in my years from Lutheran to Catholic to Jehovah to Pentecostal. I have taught Lutheran Sunday school and have read the entire bible as well, took two complete courses of the Pentecostal version, "End Times". I am know seeing nature as my leader, teacher and overall higher power. i believe in spirits, angles as well as the boogie monster. I believe in life in outer-space and that we started by walking upright. I believe that i hold the power to heal with the intent of my minds thoughts. I believe that we hold the power of a higher level within us.
C-psychological well-being- Here is that sliding scale again. It would be between a seven and a ten. Here the only place i waver is in disappointment. I house an enormous amount of sadness. As crazy as this may sound i thought that my life would be very different. I never thought that i would be alone so much. That i would be used so much. That i would be lied to and deceived so much. I never thought that my dad would not live to one hundred and that my children would not do things behind me that i could not see that could of caused them great harm. I never thought that i could not change someones mind in thinking when i present a valid reason. A reason for health and healthfulness. So it has been a journey of learning and understand just where my place is on this planet and excepting that i had many things wrong. That makes me want to cry just admitting all this right here. So being sound in mind and body is always my every moment goal. To be mindful of each and every thing. To except what is real and allow real to be what it is. At that point i can walk away from it wiping my feet or stand there and face it. I have a choice. Always remembering that sadness is the sincerest of emotions and cause the least amount of harm to the body of all the emotions even happiness. Peace, sound and calm is what i seek.
2) Develop a goal for yourself in each area (physical, spiritual, psychological).
My goals in these three areas are-
Physical-take more walks often, use my yoga ball and exercise tools more, apply my Tai Chi to every day when it restarts in May on the 15th.
Spiritual-A goal here for me would be to maintain the spiritual developments that i have developed and maintain this development through the rest of my life.
Psychological-The mind is a beautiful thing and i think that people beat themselves up too much over hows theirs works. So, here it is important for me to realize that things happened for what ever reason they do and nothing should be taken personal. The times that something might feel personal are the times we are being tested. That in those times our mind (emotions) need to remain calm, cool and try to move on. Moving away emotionally, psychology, from a problem will allow you to get a better grasp on it. it would be those times that you need to take that walk as well.
3) What activities or exercise can you implement in your life to assist in moving toward each goal?
Focus, focus, focus, focus, are the only words i hear to help me reach these goal that i had mentioned above. I must remove distractions as well and i must think of Diana, think of myself. If i would think of myself more (my needs) and stop offering my talents as much as i do, then my goals will come easier.
- Complete the relaxation exercise The Crime of the Century. Describe your experience. (What it beneficial? Frustrating? etc.) To hear this exercise, click here. http://www.kushs.net/kaplan/HW420/TheCrimeOfTheCentury.mp3
This was a wonderful relaxation video. The concept of the rainbow and it's seven colors relating to what i believe are the seven chakras was a beautiful idea to enhance relation. Everyone loves rainbows and the concept of the rainbow to relax with was beautiful.
This exercise was very beneficial for me in that i look at colors all the time in regards to health. Every organ has a color and here every emotion has a color. I have a few very personal thoughts about red, both blues, yellow, emerald green and white. Coupled with the other colors, it was a beautiful journey.
Now, i listened to this very early in the morning and i think that it might of been too early. From wanting to sleep to the things i had planned for my day i had to keep refocusing. I would like to get to a point that this form of relation can come at any time of the day. I would also like to make the red, yellow and blues for me have my own personal meaning and not relate to experiences in my life. That as well, was distracting but not harmful, but just a little disturbing. Boy i have a lot to do.