Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An abundance of love

I walked the labyrinth today. I was the only one walking it, and I took my time, my consideration, and my soul on that walk. In fact, my soul called me there, as it had a message for me.

While I have walked the labyrinth a number of times before, I did it without the information and awareness that I now have about the uniqueness of such a walk. I have learned most of this from Karrie Wallen – and have experienced it the most with Dr. Kathryn Leeman (both from Redlands, Ca.). For me now, being in the labyrinth is like being in the womb – very safe, very peaceful, very cocooned, yet very open.

In the center of the labyrinth, there are petals, and each petal has a meaning, with the center between the petals being designated as Love. I found myself walk right into the petal of Abundance, and as I stood there, the energy felt electric – I knew I was in the right spot. I also walked through each of the petals – faith, surrender, service, forgiveness, and overcoming – but the “charge” for me this walk was in abundance. So, I thought: “is this love of abundance?” And the answer was “no, it’s about an Abundance of Love” –  my whole being resonated with that, and an excitement built within me. I had my message – and that’s what I contemplated on the rest of my walk through the labyrinth…

An abundance of Love – am I always aware of that? Am I always in the flow of that? Isn’t that true for ALL of us? Didn’t we come to the planet to experience ourselves as this Love so that we could shine it upon others in our lives? Isn’t that “shining” upon ourselves and others the abundance of the Universe? And if so, then how could there POSSIBLY be lack of any kind? Love is free, freely given, “what makes the world go ‘round”, the best part of us, and our soul speaking to and through us. Stop in this moment and feel the abundance of love in your life – and if you have difficulty with that, look at where you might be denying yourself that love. Look in the mirror, in your own eyes, and see your soul shining through, loving YOU! It is so unconditional, so unabashedly given, so pure in its intent…can you see it? Can you feel it? It’s your birthright!

At this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday trappings and forget Who We Are! This year, remember that the best gift given, that carries the most gratitude with it, is that Abundance of Love! And you know what? As you open to that Love, watch how abundance fills the other areas of your life to overflowing as well! It’s guaranteed!

If you’d like to walk the labyrinth with me, at any time, please contact me at purplrev@gmail.com, or call the Inner Peace number: 804-350-6743.

Here’s wishing you and yours an Abundance of Love this holiday season, and all good things in your life in 2012!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prevent Illness With Naturopathy

We're posting a piece on naturopathy that local conscious entrepreneur and Inner Peace supporter Tanya Wineland wrote for the My Time Matters Blog.

Last November,
CBSNews.com reported that “more than 59 million Americans had no health insurance for at least part of 2010, an increase of 4 million from the previous year”. As it turns out, half of America’s uninsured are actually over the poverty line. And in the current economic climate, many are living in survival mode. To insure or ensure health, is that really the question?

Well, that was my question as I looked into health insurance quotes recently. After reading over all the policy options on Anthem’s website, I became frustrated and thoroughly confused. I realized that what I wanted and needed are two different things. I want preventive health coverage and emergency care coverage, but not at the risk of shelling out every cent I make.

So I took a break. Mulling around the house a bit, I found myself fixated on the worn spine of a book I know all too well. A book that has gotten me through many a dis-ease, as its author would say. That book is none other than Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. A classic informational text exploring the power of thought and the ways it can manifest in our bodies.

You may have heard that as a nation and a global community we are entering a new paradigm; one that is rife with shifts in our personal and professional lives. I feel like both of mine are in the spin cycle (though it does makes for fantastic creative output, let me tell you.) Changes, challenges, transitions; call them what you will. The fact of the matter is that you are an evolving Soul attracting to you exactly what you must experience at any moment ever and always.

And what does insurance provide for the evolving Soul attracting to it exactly what it requires to experience at any moment ever and always? Nothing, of course.

Following naturopathy or a more holistic lifestyle, however, can bring boundless energy, pleasure, and greater joy to ones life. So here is my suggestion to the cost conscious: Honor your pocketbook by insuring your body to the best of your ability, but ensure the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit through naturopathic practices.

Contributing medical doctors and writers to EverydayHealth.com report that Naturopathy is “an alternative medicine approach that uses your body’s own abilities to stay healthy. Rather than focusing on illness, naturopathy seeks to promote wellness.” Here are but a few of the ways I incorporate naturopathy into my daily regimen:
  • Exercise. Hello!
  • Meditation will always come before medication.
  • Detoxify the body with bacteria-free, reverse osmosis water.
  • Gratitude is the best attitude.
  • No food allergies? Better to ask the body.
  • Energy modalities like reiki or quantum touch work only when the mind and body are open and ready to receive healing.
  • Chiropractic changes lives. I adore my chiropractor! Many long-term chiropractic clients would agree that they go for relief and stay for wellness.
  • The healing power of touch soothes many aches.
No problems with gluten? Those without Celiac Disease can still be gluten sensitive or gluten intolerant. Try the finger test. Hold out either of your hands, fingers together. If the top of your pinky rests below the upper crease of your ring finger, then you are most likely gluten intolerant. Only medical tests can tell you for sure, but they are pricey.

Other examples of naturopathic treatment include nutrition, spirituality, coaching or counseling, and herbal supplements. Try one and see how you feel. It could just change your life. It continues to change mine everyday.