Category Archives: Healthy Living

Love Fearlessly

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Before you read the article I want to take this time to wish all of you, my special blog family, a Happy Divine Feminine Day (and yes that includes you men) on Mothers Day.  We all celebrate this beautiful energy of this day. Much love and light  Spiritdancing

How Our Wounds Can Heal Us
Posted by Nick Polizzi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi

Every one of us has a shadow aspect; the dark and unhealed part of ourselves that we would rather not see, let alone address. However, at some point in our lives, we may be forced to look at those places buried within us that we fear most.

Nothing brings up our shadow like a good old-fashioned personal crisis. Whether it’s a physical illness or an unexpected intrapersonal challenge, we all have a choice. We can either reject the jolting revelation of our shadow side, or we can reframe it as a catalyst for achieving a balanced life.

Consider this radical notion: what is “wrong” can also be medicine in and of itself.

We typically regard crisis as something negative, to be avoided or fought. Yet many non-Western cultures see it differently. Since ancient times, people in the Amazon have regarded dis-ease as the mother of healing, pregnant with opportunities for us to evolve, embrace the sacred, and choose the spirit path to wellness.

They believe that diseases are the messengers of Mother Nature, sent to humanity as teachers that can bring us closer to nature and back to and into our source, or center. The shamans work with disease, not against it, listening for a specific message the illness is trying to relate to the patient: What is it that must be confronted, changed, or healed on an emotional or spiritual level?

Once these underlying wounds are acknowledged, something remarkable happens to the patient. In the words of shaman Roman Hanis, “When the individual has learned the deep lessons their disease has to teach them, they are re-birthed into a new, higher-evolved life.”

Opportunities for Relief and Growth Abound

The essence of this sacred interpretation can be applied to our everyday lives as well. Upon waking, you can either see the day in front of you as a buffet table loaded with painful and pleasurable experiences, or you can look at every encounter as spiritual training – with the goal being to become more clear and resourceful in the moment.

Here’s a little secret: children are amazing barometers of how we adults are operating. After all, they haven’t been “conditioned” by growing up – so they’re intuitive masters.

When my mighty three-year-old son, River, comes into the room and asks me a question, he immediately knows whether or not I’m giving him my full attention. He sees straight through any clouds of distraction and does whatever it takes to shake me back into the present moment.

On the flip side, when I am completely engaged in our interaction, River and I experience a fluid dance of souls. As we whirl, he teaches me things with his words and gestures that are too deeply gratifying to express.

Is it possible for us to tango with crisis and pain in the same way we would with a loved one? Seems kind of absurd at first, but the masters see the good and the bad, the light and the dark, the joyous and the terrifying as two sides of the same coin. They aren’t tempted by the fleeting comforts of the “good” nor are they rattled by the shadows that can sometimes be found in the “bad”.

Once we get past their foreboding exterior, we begin to see pain and crisis as something far more sacred than we ever knew. A shaman might call them a catalyst for spiritual evolution.

Answer this question honestly: Is there a point of pain or stress in your life right now that is actually a misunderstood doorway to your more evolved self?

There sure are a few in mine. 🙂

Stay curious,
Nick Polizzi
Director, The Sacred Science

http://www.thesacredscience.com

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Salt is Not Just For Flavoring

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I don’t use table salt for seasoning my foods, and haven’t for many year; what I use is Himalayan Pink Salt as it has beneficial minerals in it that makes it actually healthy for you to eat.

I also have salt lamps which decrease the toxic electronic energies given off by your tv, computer, and even some lights, the lamps also keep the energy up which makes the atmosphere in your house cleaner and clearer.

Ok, back to other uses for salt, which there are many, but the one I am going to tell you about today is unclogging your drains. You make a mixture of regular table salt, regular baking soda and white vinegar; I mix the salt and baking soda together…pour it down the drain and then pour the white vinegar down the drain…it is going to fizz and bubble, which is a good thing AND there is nothing toxic you are going to breath in or get on anything.

Let this sit in the drain for about 15 minutes and then heat some water to boiling and pour it down the drain and bingo…it clears the drain perfectly. I just did this the other day and loved it.

What I really like about this is that there is nothing toxic for you and/or going down the drain to cause toxic waste in our sewer or water systems. Also, you will have the chance of breathing in toxic fumes or get toxins on your hands and the area round the drain you are clearing…also the disposal of the toxic drain cleaner container.

I am not giving you a definite recipe of the ingredients as I think it depends on how clogged it is, I used ½ cup of salt, ½ cup of soda and about a cup of vinegar, about 2 cups of boiling water.

If you try this let me know how it worked for you….love reports back…

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Phoenix is Rising – Again

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Did you miss me? Well, I missed me AND you…giggles

I haven’t been sick for three years, physically that is…mentally, well that is another article…giggles.

However, this super germ that is going around, found me and did a real attachment. I got to practice every kind, type, liquid, modality I know or have known in my lifetime, this time around. So two weeks of loving me and doing nothing but taking care of me has now run the gamete and all that is left is this nagging cough, which just doesn’t want to go away.

I am so grateful for my grounding straps, my structured water device, my diffuser, essential oils, green tea, apple cider/lemon detox drink, zinc lozenges, honey decongestion patches, Echinacea and bone broth. I also found that a real hot cloth placed on my face was pure heaven. I really thought at one point I was going to have to give in and head to the doctor’s office, but I guess my body and spirit heard my thoughts and said..NO, NO we will step in and do a healing.

The structured water device cleared my chest congestion, there is a procedure you can use that for to improve your respiratory system and even improve your heart rhythm. You breathe in thru the spout end and exhale, it worked miracles on clearing my congestion. The diffuser was also amazing I put it by my bed and my chair and diffused night and day with essential oils, the one that seemed to help me the most was tea tree oil.

So this Phoenix has risen again and I am so grateful to feel better and back at the keyboard and blogging…I am sending love and light to all of you and my intention is that you will not get in the path of this bug…it is very powerful.

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Organic Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer

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Everywhere there are hand sanitizer wipes in the stores, doctor offices, schools and the list goes on and on. Then in the stores there are shelves of bottles of hand sanitizers and wipes, the tv and radio is full of ads to encourage the use of these products for our well being and to keep germ free…this all sounds really good…UNTIL…you start reading the labels and doing research what is in and on these products. They are in fact more damaging than the germs they are suppose to be getting rid of.

As always, I don’t just give you the disadvantage of products, but also the solution. There is a solution and that is to make your own hand sanitizer which is healthy and actually benefits your health and body… AND… gets rid of the germs.

Below you will find two recipes for hand sanitizer; you can try one and/or both and see which one is most convenient for your family. What is so great about the ingredients in the recipes is that they aren’t good for just cleaning but are antiseptic and can help with cuts and scrapes as well.

The essential oils are also good anti-bacterial and anti-fungal for use on the body and the Witch Hazel is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial which can treat itches, bruises, bites and other skin irritations. Aloe Vera gel is very healing to the skin along with the Vitamin E oil, which is also a preservative to the recipe.

As always…my disclaimer…only use organic products and therapeutic grade essential oils…this is very important.

So before you wipe your precious babies face and hands with handi wipes, OR even yours, do yourself a favor and go organic and healthy…make your own…you may even find you save a few dollars…have fun!!!!!

Gel Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
8 ounces 100% pure Aloe Vera gel
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
Directions:

Mix together the essential oils and the Vitamin E in a container.
Add Witch Hazel and mix.
Add this mixture to the Aloe Vera gel and mix.
Shake well before each use.
Storage:

This gel sanitizer should last a few months as the Vitamin E oil acts as a natural preservative. To help prolong the life of this blend, either re-use a squeezable or pump-top bottle or use a clean spoon to apply it straight out of a glass jar, rather than putting your dirty fingers into the mix each time you use it.

Spray Hand Sanitizer

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
2 Teaspoons 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel (you can also use vegetable glycerin)
8 drops of Vitamin E oil
Essential Oils (Lavender, Tea Tree, or try Lemon, Lime, Orange etc.)
Clean Water
Directions:

Combine together the witch hazel, aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils.
Pour into a small spray bottle.
Add enough clean water to fill bottle.
Shake well
Storage:

For this recipe you will need a 4 oz (120 ml) glass spray bottle, or similar. It is best not to use plastic as it may react with the essential oils.

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Orchids Bring Me Joy and Bliss

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When I was in my home/house/spiritual sanctuary the yard and house was filled with plants and flowers; there are many things I miss about my house, but I think orchids are on the very top of that list.

I did manage to take two outdoor orchids with me on my “one the move” adventure…AND…they are both blooming now…I absolutely love it, so I now have a stem of about 20 blooms and another one with about 15 blooms. The pictures are exactly what my orchids look like and every time I look at them in my room, it warms my heart.

I have also studied and worked on feng shui; and I encouraged feng shui in my house and yard. It was fun and it did seem to bring balance and peace to my surroundings. One of the plants that is used a lot in feng shui is the orchid and I had many inside of my house as well as in the yard. Here is what is said about the orchid in a book about orchids and feng shui:

Orchid. This beautiful flower is considered a classical feng shui symbol of fertility. The orchid bringing the energy of an untainted natural symmetry, it has also become a symbol of a quest for perfection in any areas of one’s life. Abundance, perfection, spiritual growth, beauty and purity – with such powerful universal symbolism attached to it, no wonder orchids have become a very popular house plant in the West!

One of the stems of the orchids I have placed on the memory area I have designated for David and the items of his that I cherish and he cherished of mine. He has been gone now for almost a year and he is as close to me today as he always was/is…and he loves the orchids also…it is so nice we can still share things together, even if it is in spirit not in up close and personal…proof love never dies, it only gets stronger.

I encourage everyone to get an orchid, they are a thrill to have and they do bring love, peace and balance to your surroundings…

Much love and light
Spiritdancing

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Let’s Talk About the Dates on Egg Cartons

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I found this article on codes for the dates of the freshness for the eggs in the carton you purchase in the grocery store…the article is very good and also the blog has tons of great info so I am going to give you the link to it so you can check it out and maybe learn more info about fresh eggs and maybe even a small hen house in your own yard.

I am a real advocate of reading labels and knowing what is in my food, as I use food as medicine not just nourishment, it does take time and research but I feel so much better when I eat organic, local and non-GMO foods. Here are some pointers to know about:

Know what organic is and what foods can be considered organic; this does mean that sometimes you need to call the company ask questions and/or email them; definitely it is worth a trip to their website, see what kind of info they have and then when you call/email ask questions about some of their statements.  If they don’t say anything about organic and non-GMO you can count on them not having that part their products, they will not be organic etc.

Don’t trust the large food sources for what they say…do your research

Local foods resonate with your body better than out sourced foods, one of the exceptions of this is wheat…90% of the wheat, soy and other grains in the US is GMO and roundup toxic…ALL of the large food corporations of the US use these ingredients in their products…READ LABELS and do research.

If you have any questions about any specific item/product I will be happy to tell you what I know about them/it and/or do some research for you, I am just hitting the tip of the iceberg so to speak when i write these articles, I have done lots of research on products etc, so don’t hesitate to ask me.

This article on egg codes is very interesting and I encourage you to check it out, it just may be your introduction to the story of our food supply and how we need to get informed what we are consuming and putting in our precious bodies.

I only purchase Omega-3 cage free eggs with no hormones etc., but even then the farm fresh ones are better, all we can do is the best we can do, it would be great to be able to have farm fresh….maybe soon….soon has turned into my favorite four letter word….giggles

http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2016/01/how-old-is-average-supermarket-egg.html

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A Healthy Gut and More

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Here it is the 22nd of January and just now I am creating an energy space in writing something personal…from my AA birthday to after my belly button birthday which is in January it is always a review time in my life for me.  So here I am back at the keyboard on a personal level…I did get a few posts out and kept up pretty much with contacts here on the blog…2016 is the best year yet…giggles

I always like to review my health plan every six months or so, as i use food as medicine in my life and I like to pay close attention to how my current plan is working for me and see if I could make some adjustments…my attention was drawn to probiotics and so started my research on that area…

Before adding probiotics to your shopping list this is what I found out and why now I am eating sauerkraut every day…

Here is some info I found out…

2oz of non pasteurized sauerkraut has more probiotics than 100 probiotic capsules

4-6oz of sauerkraut has 10 trillion bacteria, which is a good thing

Homemade kraut is the best, however you can buy readymade if you are prudent in making sure it is organic and not heated…heating destroys the probiotics

Fresh artesian water should be used and sea salt…no vinegar or heat

I save the liquid and I like to drink it a little each day or so.

In my area, Southern California, I found Bubbies and it is in the refrigerated deli case

In The Gluten Summit, 2013, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, told Dr. Tom O’Bryan, ““With every mouthful of sauerkraut you’re consuming billions of beneficial microbes which will be killing the pathogens in your gut driving them out and replenishing the beneficial flora in your digestive tract.”

Cabbage is high in anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins A and C. Cabbage also reduces lipids in the bloodstream. When cabbage is fermented into sauerkraut the fermentation process opens up the cell walls accessing a higher ratio of vitamins. It has been said that sauerkraut has 200 times more vitamin C than the head of cabbage before fermentation.

I divide the kraut into 1-2oz servings and eat one a day, you can heat it then if you like, I like mine cold…the kraut comes in glass jars and should remain in glass containers, again to preserve the probiotic properties.

Just following these simple instructions I have noticed a reduction in body swelling and a general all over good feeling, I am very pleased with the results. My gut area has reduced some and my digestive system seems to be liking my new treat to it…giggles

I have finally made the complete switch to organic fruits and veggies; and grass fed for farm animal products, my budget required an ease in process and so that process is now complete.

I made a organic, gluten free pumpkin bread for my birthday present to me and it was/is delicious, a Christmas present to me was a toaster oven and I love, love it, so now in my spiritual space of 8×10 I have a rice cooker, electric fry pan and a toaster oven…can life get any better than this…I don’t think so….giggles

Have a wonderful new year…and keep in touch

Much love and light
Spiritdancing

PS:

AND…the most important part of my new year beginning is my a new addition to my spiritual life, I already meditate daily and have my spiritual declarations I make for you, all the world, Gaia and myself, this one I have added that I also now do daily…and twice on Sunday’s….giggles

“So if you like to clean your energy field, simply summon and visualize a beam of WHITE LIGHT from the highest point imaginable….descending down into your energy field which makes you LIGHTER and BRIGHTER. Go down from head to body to toes.

Then sit there about 10-15 minutes while feeling and watching the changes you experience. Once done, you may feel (I have always 100% of times) feel lighter and swifter in my energy field. Don’t take my words for it, do it and experience it yourself.”  Here’s to your clean energy field…yes!!!!

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Household Tip and Tricks

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Sheet sets in pillow cases
For storing your sheet sets neatly in a drawer or a linen closet you put them in one of the pillow cases and they will stack on top of each other, they will be all together and you can just grab and go to the bed they are intended for when it is time to change the sheets.

Dryer Balls
I love these as you don’t have to use fabric softener and/or softener sheets in your dryer. The commercial softeners are very toxic and have been found to be the cause of some crib deaths in infants. The softeners are also very hard on your clothes and linens. There are also woolen dryer balls, but I haven’t used them so I can’t give you a report on them. If you like a scent in your drying of your laundry you can put some essential oil on a dampened wash cloth in with your clothes.

I also like to use the dryer balls in my wash as it seems to get them cleaner…I use two balls in both the washer and the dryer.

Boost laundry soap with Borax
Here is another laundry suggestion…in the laundry section of the grocery store there is a product called Borax…20 Team Borax…picture below…I use about a half of cup in each load of wash and just about ¼ of the suggested amount of laundry soap. Borax sanitizes your wash and is a stain remover; it is great for really soiled washes and non toxic. In fact for moderately soiled loads you could just use the borax and the dryer balls.

Saving Glass bottles
I save all glass bottles, as storing food in plastic containers can transfer toxins into your food, also when you purchase foods the best quality foods are sold in glass so as not to contaminate the product. Also when the foods are stored in glass you can see what is in the container and they easy to label for the date etc.

Repurpose smoothie powder containers
Don’t throw out those protein and smoothie powder containers…you can’t see threw them, but they are perfect for pasta, rice, beans, and other items you buy in bulk and/or in plastic bags, I buy small computer address labels and label my jars and containers

It is always fun to get organized at the beginning of the each year…these are just a few fun and cost effective tips and ideas for your New Year…Have Fun!!!!!

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Non-toxic Oven Cleaner

 

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Our ovens have had a real workout during the holiday season. Between all the baking we had to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus with the cooler weather our minds and bodies are turning to hot dishes as the cold weather inspires us to cook for dinners and all of this gives our ovens a real busy schedule of baking.

Cleaning our ovens is one of those jobs that we really rather not do, and it is usually put off until it just really has to be done.

Even the self cleaning ovens don’t always do a really good job of cleaning and so you still have to get in there and clean some more.

Then there is the preparation to reduce the toxic fumes and protecting the floor, cabinets etc etc…let alone protecting ourselves and the right timing so family members won’t be hurt by the fumes etc.

Well there is a much healthier way and it works just as good if not better than those brash cleansers anyway. AND it only takes about 15-30 minutes without much scrubbing if any.

Mix a quarter cup of baking soda (for this you can use arm and hammer baking soda) with water to create a paste. Cover the complete inside of your oven including the glass and door. If you have large oven and/or double ovens, double or triple the recipe.

Leave it on for 15-30 minutes or until it looks like the residue has lifted off the metal surface and your white paste has turned a dingy brown instead. Then just wipe away the mixture and all your stains should be gone!

If there are any remaining spots left, a quick once over with a scouring sponge should take care of them in no time. No rubber gloves or face mask needed, just a nice clean oven for 2016…happy cleaning

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Another Organic Flu Prevention Technique That Really Works

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The bottom of the feet have meridians, the feet have a potent and direct access point to the internal body organs. The meridians are thought to be the passageways to all body organs. There are numerous and various nerve endings in the bottom of the feet that are directly connected to various organs in the body which is known to be about 7,000 meridians.

One of the best methods that open these electrical passageways, or meridians, and that cleanse the internal organs without any toxic medications or change in the diet is cutting up onions or garlic and placing them in socks (at the bottom part of the feet) during the night while sleeping.

Onion and garlic are vegetables that are popular for their air purifying properties. They are also effective in killing bacteria and germs when applied to the skin, topically. Moreover, the phosphoric acid which the onions contain and which is responsible for the tears during the process of onion chopping or cutting gets into the bloodstream and cleanses the blood and kills the bacteria and the germs that may be festering and waiting to give you the flu.

The ingredients that you will need for this treatment are plastic wrap like saran wrap, warm socks and onion. Slice the onion into thin pieces and wait until its juice appear, which is going to take about a few minutes. Then, take the onion pieces and place them on your feet and then wrap them tightly with the plastic wrap and put on the socks over it.

The best socks to use are the woolen socks since they are the warmest, however, I don’t have woolen socks so I just use regular socks that fit my feet snugly. The plastic wrap is used to hold the onions compactly to your feet and it also keeps the odor of the onion not to permeate the bed/room. If your skin is sensitive, add some oily cream or some natural oil to the onion, this was/is not a problem with me, but some people tend to be skin sensitive, and if that is an issue with you, this is how you would resolve it. This treatment is supposed to be done in the evening, before going to bed, so that the onions can work during the night.

During this time, the nutrient ingredients found in the onion will get through the skin into the bloodstream and will provide numerous heath benefits to your body, such as blood purifying, preventing colds and other bacterial and viral infections, improving of the blood circulation and getting rid of the toxins from the body. In the morning discard the onions and use fresh ones the next night, as your toxins will be absorbed into the onions.

If you want to get the best results, then you should use homegrown onion and/or organic, since it is abundant in active compounds known as lachrymators. I use white onions as I have been told those are the best for this procedure, I can’t give you the reason, but that is what I use and it has always worked. The health benefits of onion depend on the amount of lachrymators. After you wake up, you should remove the onion bandage and then wash your feet using cold water.

Once you have done this, put on the woolen socks and warm your feet. This is a great method for improving the blood circulation, particularly for people who have troubles with bad blood circulation and diabetes. Furthermore, not only people with health issues should do this treatment, but those who are healthy should do it too. That is why it is always recommended, especially when you deal with flu, cold, fever, throat or lung issues, it is completely natural and extremely beneficial.

Another thing I do is take a white onion and cut the top off, just a little and place it in a bowl and place the bowl in and around the house, this will absorb the germs and toxins in your home, office etc. You will find that you reduce your times of getting ill. If the smell bothers you, just having the onion in your rooms will also work, you will know when it is time to replace them as they will turn blackish.  To your new year health…

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