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Reflexology Basics

October 15th 2018

One never wants to boast, but according to the bottom of your feet I can deduct if you have sinus issues, a stomach flu, a shoulder strain and so much more. Your feet will be the first to tell me if your hips are limber or if you are suffering from chest congestion. 

Many clients find it remarkable when I am able to deduce from what many consider a "foot massage" that they are just getting over a flu, or have recently gotten glasses (which they did not tell me about and forgot to wear), or perhaps are suffering from tension in their shoulders or upper thoracic spine. All this information collected and stored, just waiting for a gentle touch to allow release so that your body can self heal. All this information, in the base of your feet is sitting there like a map to be read - a path to follow which leads to healing. An alternative healer does not heal your body, but rather assesses and gives your body the nudge and clearing to allow it to heal itself. Just imagine, a world where your body heals itself without the use of conventional pills and other manufactured drugs. 

The Lost Soul - Reiki Healing Taken to New Heights

November 15th 2018

As some of you are aware, I had been working with a young baby recently whom had been suffering a life threatening condition. Without the miracle of a heart transplant this young soul would never leave the hospital and time was running out. As I began my journey with them, I was asked to simply send healing energy to the young child as well as the grieving mother whom had seldom left the side of the hospital bed. During the course of my sessions, I also sent healing energy to the Dr.s working the case (with the approval of their higher selves of course). For the Dr.s I simply sent the energy with the intention of aiding them in finding the right words to say to a family whom just lost a child to allow them to give the child's heart to the family in need. Within 2 weeks of working with the family, and the Dr's the right words were found and a heart was gifted. The transplant went off perfectly. One would think this is where the story ends however what happened next was quite a shock to all. This young child, whom I had nicknamed Giggles had always had a very happy disposition. Quite often giggling during our previous sessions and always more concerned for her mothers well-being than anything. After the transplant took place I connected to instill some healing energies and help with recovery. However when I connected, Giggles was not there. There was another soul. A very confused sad and angry soul answered my call. You see, the soul of the lost child had held onto the heart and transplanted itself into the body of the child I had been working with. This new soul was confused and lost. For lack of better words, the lost child did not understand his/her time was up. The lost soul did not understand where it was or who all these strangers were which surrounded it. The lost soul wanted his/her mother and felt the mother holding him/her was an imposter. Upon connecting, this soul was nothing more than a tantrumming child whom was scared and alone. For me however, I was traumatized wondering if my beloved Giggles had been removed with his faulty heart. Had I lost Giggles? Who was this imposter and what was I to do? Do I tell the parents that their child's body was now host to a soul of another? Further, that the soul belonging to their child was no where to be seen? What repercussions would the truth have? What repercussions would the omission of the truth have? This was proving to question all I knew and wreck havoc on my inner guidance and beliefs. I had no choice. I had to disconnect and reach out to my community of master healers and shamans. It soon was explained while this is rare, it can happen and the body of Giggles was temporarily hosting both souls. Giggles had gone into hiding and the new soul needed help. I now had to help guide the lost soul. I had to connect and establish trust and friendship so that I could explain what had happened and help guide it to the light. At the point where I had initially felt our story would end and Giggles was on the mend, is actually where the real work began. How to establish trust with a scared and confused soul whom is beyond terrified of me and everything surrounding it? While this troubled me at first, I soon found that like all scared children I was able to connect through singing and reading. Through compassion, understanding and kindship I was able to connect and befriend the lost soul. Once trust was established, and the lost soul began to understand and accept what had happened - things started to turn around. I thanked him/her for the gift of life and helped to guide the lost soul towards the next phase in existence. And at long last, Giggles returned. Whilst I was not prepared for and initially quite terrified at what occurred after the heart transplant, I was able to reach new heights that few Reiki Practitioners can speak of. I was able to connect to 2 souls within one body and help guide one to the other side. One never knows what lessons the universe has in store for us. From this lesson I learned that rather than fearing the unknown one should embrace it, learn from it and work within it. Afterall, the unknown is simply a place for new teachings and in this case, the opportunity to experience and be part of multiple miracles. The miracle of life, the miracle of giving, the miracle of love and the miracle of the afterlife. 

Chakras - What they mean to you

January 30 2019

Many have heard of the 7 main Chakras, however what does this really mean to you? Our Chakras affect the flow of energy as it transfers throughout our body. Each Chakra is essentially a ball of energy, which in a perfect world is continually spinning at the same speed as the next allowing a constant and reliable flow of energy or Chi throughout the body. If a Chakra is blocked, this can slow down or fully stop the energy from continuing on its path which then creates chaos in our physical, mental and spiritual world. For example, many of us want to attain a higher level of financial stability however constantly feel as though we are hitting a wall on our path to success. Sound familiar?? This is quite often related to our throat and crown chakra. An imbalance in either of these areas will allow our voice to not be heard, block our creativity and hinder our ability to see beyond the now where we can find our path to success. Through Reiki, Meditation and Kundalini Yoga we can alter the flow, allowing the energy to move free and open our minds to see our path to success. If you would like to hear more simply send me a message or book a free consultation and I will happily discuss and prepare a plan specific to your needs. Love and light my friends!!!

The Pain is Gone - A Story of Reflexology at it's Finest

December 15 2018

During one of my favorite sessions I had a gentleman in for a first time Reflexology session. The session started normally, with a relaxing foot spa infused with oils and herbs. Aromatherapy was being diffused in the clinic space and the space was filled with healing energy.  My patient described recent battles with cancer and how he had adapted to the pain. As he settled on the massage table for his session, I proceeded with a general overall treatment, however, I added in some tweaks to encompass areas he was still experiencing substantial discomfort from surgeries/chemo and radiation. It had been 2 years since his recovery from cancer and Dr's said it would be another 5 before the discomfort in his throat subsided. As the session progressed we talked about life and the value you find in such once you've had to fight to keep it. We ended the session with some traction and a hot towel wrapped on his feet to ensure relaxation. At this time, I offered him a glass of Reiki infused water. This is where our lives both changed forever. As he sat and drank his water the room went silent, his face went near white and then flushed with color. "Sir are you ok" I asked. Quite often clients experience light headedness or dizziness after a session as all the blockages are released. The words he spoke next will forever be instilled in my heart. As tears formed in his eyes he looked at me and said "The pain is gone. The pain is actually gone. I forgot what it was like to have a glass of water and swallow without pain". Whilst the Dr's had told him he would have to endure this pain for another 5 years.....here he sat, drinking his water pain free after just one hour of Reflexology. Hundreds of dollars spent and hours invested in traditional therapies searching for any form of relief and all it took was one hour of Reflexology. I am happy to report whilst we did not cure his pain indefinitely we have been able to eliminate it for 7-10 day increments and when it returns it is significantly less than his first session.  The power of alternative healing is exponential and proved itself this day to one unsuspecting client whom is now a believer. The power of Reflexology, changing lives one session at a time!!!

Abundance - What is affecting your abundance?

February 12 2019

When it comes to attracting abundance, there are a lot of possible mindsets buried deep in your subconscious that can hold you back. Most likely you are aware that you need to keep your thoughts focused on abundance and that you need to keep envisioning the life of abundance you want to live. However, you might not realize that there are a few common abundance blockages that can hold you back, even if you’re careful to keep your thoughts focused on what you want. Below, we will discuss three of the most common abundance blockages that will need to be cleared before you can allow abundance into your life.

One of the biggest abundance blockages is holding a “victim mindset”. You may be so used to things going wrong for you that you attract negative energies. Even if you want to have an easier financial life and be successful, you still labor under the perception that you are “a victim”. You become complacent in accepting that money is a struggle and actually fear the life of abundance. Money and other good things cannot come to you because you aren’t aligned with receiving them. You just keep attracting more and more financial crises that keep you feeling powerless and victimized. This is the negative mindset as well as a fear of the unknown. We often become complacent in our lives and change (even if we want it) is a scary thing. 

To overcome this victim mentality, you have to start acknowledging and embracing your own inner power. You don’t have to deny that you have been victimized in the past; you just have to stop identifying with that personality now. Start seeing yourself as an empowered, brilliant, lovable person who has no limits. You are worthy of an abundant life. When you start seeing yourself like this, you let go of the old you – the one that struggled so much with money and other areas of life. And your finances will start showing the difference. Embrace the change and accept all the positive that comes with it. 

Another common abundance blockage comes from the belief that "Money is the root of all evil". We have all heard this but what does this mean to our subconscious? Simply put, our subconscious associates money with evil. If one has money that must mean they hurt a lot of people, took advantage and so forth. If I am successful, I must do bad things to reach my goals. My friends and family will see me as evil. These thoughts circulate in our minds and then block us from reaching the level of success we rightfully deserve.

This kind of abundance blockage reveals a fear that you will be considered a bad person and that money will affect you in a negative manner. To dissolve this blockage, you need to start seeing yourself as a confident person who doesn’t need validation from other people; someone who doesn’t really care what other people think. You need to start believing that you can handle large sums of money responsibly and use the money for good. To help dissolve this fear of money being evil, you may even want to start visualizing some of the situations that make you uncomfortable. Visualize yourself managing your money easily; see yourself feeling strong and capable even when other people are judging you. See yourself as giving back and helping others - you will see money is not the root of all evil and on the contrary it can be the source of goodness in this world. As time goes on, your inner strength keeps growing and eventually you stop feeling intimidated about the idea of having more money.

One more common abundance blockage is being invested in struggle. "Money doesn't come easy, you have to sacrifice and work hard to get ahead". We have been molded as young to embrace the fact you have to work hard, sacrifice greatly and bust our asses to get ahead. This blockage has us believing that we are not worthy unless we give 110% (which is impossible when the most we can give is 100% and let's face it, our families/friends and our selves deserve much of our time so 50% might be a more realistic goal)

To overcome this blockage, you need to start developing a belief that money CAN come easily to you. It will take a little time to truly clear the existing belief, but little by little you can start convincing yourself that money can come easily. Start by constantly repeating to yourself, “I believe that money can come easily to me. I’m looking forward to allowing EASY ABUNDANCE. I believe that I can allow money in fun and easy ways.” The more you keep focusing on that truth, the more true it will become for you! Eventually, money and other forms of abundance really WILL start flowing easily to you, and you’ll see it as your new reality.

If you want to know more, send me a message and I will happily schedule a consult to help you reach the level of abundance you rightfully deserve!!!

Kundalini Yoga - Are you ready to find your inner truth?

March 28 2019

I practice and teach both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. I see my Hatha practice as daily maintenance — a great way to work out kinks in my body, get grounded and calm. My Kundalini practice is a place of transformation. The kriyas (sets of exercises) and meditations are much more specific than your regular flow class, rather than focusing on physical alignment, the kriyas are a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy and deliver you to a specific energetic state — particularly one of greater awareness.

Also, within the practice are built-in moments of stillness where we sit quietly and awaken to our Self. The breathwork within the kriyas is so powerful that it starts to strip away the layers that veil our consciousness, and in the sweet moments between poses we can sense the fullness of who we are. The kriyas work on strengthening your nervous system, balancing your glandular system, purifying the body and calming the mind.

I have practiced kriyas that have left me blissed out, high and filled with a sense of connection and joy, and others that have provoked and confronted me to the very core of who I am, both physically and mentally. I have learned to stay present and accept pleasure and pain as part of the same journey to health and balance. Our ego naturally leans towards pleasure and comfort. It takes concerted effort and discipline to begin to release the ego’s grip on our consciousness. This effort is the work required to begin to access the truth of who we are, to create a strong connection to our Soul and therefore our Soul’s work on this planet. It is where we start to make great strides toward living as an enlightened being.

Before practicing Kundalini Yoga, I had done some meditation, but it had always been elusive for me. Meditations within Kundalini Yoga are multifaceted. You can do the simplest forms, such as breath awareness or simple mantra, or explore more elaborate meditations where there is a specific breath, mantra and mudra that all work together to balance different aspects of the mind and body. When practiced for 40–120 days, the result is pure magic.

Kundalini Yoga is not to be taken lightly. It is like an express train that shakes and wakes you up. I sincerely encourage you to have an experience of Kundalini Yoga for yourself. It will add depth to your mere existence and bring joy to your life.

Pop Quiz - we aced it!! 

May 8 2019

Recently  I had a new client come in for Reflexology. As always we went through the health questionnaire and discussed all current and past ailments as well as what to expect during this session. Now I've stated before how your feet are literally a map to your body and part of our initial discussion is to prep both myself and the client for the upcoming session. Fast forward to our session, as I came to the Thyroid I noticed something severally wrong. The crystals and blockages were like nothing I had ever come across before. I was actually quite worried for the client - the thyroid felt like a void full of crystallization that would not budge. I continued to try to clear the void and found I could not. As the session came to an end I commented to the client "I'm not sure if you have a thyroid condition, are on meds for such or have seen your Dr lately however the amount of buildup in your thyroid suggests you may want to follow up with your Dr. At this point, her eyes widen and she starts to chuckle. "I forgot to tell you they burnt that out a couple years back so I no longer have a thyroid". "Where is that located on my feet" As I show her she replies "ooooh, yes that part was quite tender as you worked". Moral of the story.....your feet are a map to your body. As a reflexologist, duly noted - what feels like a void most likely is one. As a client, If you fail to mention you have an organ missing I will pay extra attention and become extremely concerned for your well being when I find something is missing which was not listed as being removed on your intake!!! Good news is the client stated loud and clear I passed the test and proved Reflexology works as well...….I noticed her thyroid was an empty void by pressing on specific points on her feet!!!