How Do You Nurture Yourself?

How Do You Nurture Yourself?

how do you future yourselfHow Do You Nurture Yourself?

How you nurture yourself all depends on what it is you are dealing with in your personal life.

Are you dealing with health matters?

Are you having relationship challenges and feeling your partner at arms length?

Is your family avoiding you and ignoring you or your feelings?

Are you having a higher level of stress and anxiety than normal?

Are you feeling more angry than normal, more tired than normal?

Are you feeling isolated, alone, sad?

How do you nurture yourself in these different situations? They each have different paths one would take to feel better, heal, come to solutions or happiness depending on the circumstance.

The first thing that is helpful is to do a daily meditation practice. You can start with 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30 minutes. Just that short window of time will make you feel so much better. some people like to jump in and start with an hour. If you have the time, go for the hour. If not, try a smaller time frame.

Then do something that’s going to nurture your soul, perhaps a new spiritual practice, such as yoga, chakra healing, reading a spiritual book, learning about angels, crystals, breath work, or even getting acupuncture, massage or a reiki treatment.

Another excellent practice is drinking a specific tea that is helpful for your situation. There are many teas on the market, and many you can make at home. Most teas are made with natural herbs and are a cheaper solution than buying multiple bottles of different herbs, or oils. Herbs and essential oils can be costly when buying in bulk, but teas are very affordable. Try to match your situation with the type of tea that would be helpful for that. If you don’t know, try seeking a tea expert, an herbalist, or feel free to reach out to me for suggestions.

Next, write down everything that is going on. It is very helpful to write down your feelings, and using your writing as a sort of therapy. Writing is very cathartic and sometimes when you write down what you feel, what happened, and the situation, it can help you let it go and feel so much better about things. Then you are able to move on from it, and almost feel empowered that you expressed yourself. Some people don’t like to write, but try pushing yourself a little, via a wordpress document, in notes on your computer, or even writing in a spiral notebook or nice journal book. It sometimes feels very good to write things down with a real pen or pencil. It touches a different part of the brain and releases energy pent up in your throat and lower chakras, believe it or not. It’s not going to have the same benefit as a meditation, or chakra healing, but it is still quite powerful.

Are you an artist, musician or do you like doing things with your hands? This could be a great way to nurture your inner self, and help get through a challenging event, experience, or point in your life. You don’t have to be an expert. As long as you do it, put your heart into it and are intentional, anything you do can be helpful, and in the end, amazing!

What is it you are dealing with? Talk to me here! I’m happy to respond!

A Tantric Gift

As some of you know, I’ve been getting back into my love for crystals since I was a child. I’ve been collecting new crystals for my alter, my own healing and for clients. And I placed an order for a few necklaces from Singapore, with one beautiful light blue mala as a gift. And the woman who was selling these had asked me out of the blue if I would know anyone who would like a few charms from another culture with a foreign language on it, and a Temple I had never heard of. I had accepted and said if I couldn’t use them, that I knew friends who could. Well, the package arrived today (after about 3 weeks since this conversation and order). I ended up opening the gift package first, and what came out of the bag blew my eyes wide open. As a Tantra Practitioner, I like surprises and can certainly handle them, and today I was a little stunned and am still laughing about it. I pulled out of the neatly packaged bag with bows and tissue paper, a set of 7 or 8 tiny little ligham charms, or in English, little tiny charms that look like penises. They are a brass or other metal with little inscriptions on the sides, and from some high energy Temple I don’t know where, but I’ll certainly do some research to find out. The next surprise were these large wooden size lingham’s (penises) nicely packaged in a sealed plastic bag, to use for beading or other such crafting.  And 2 Phra Rahu Dragon Charms.

I suppose this woman did not know the depths of my Tantric Practice, but these little gifts from the universe are a perfect metaphor and symbol that I am doing the work I am supposed to be doing, and a nice little boost to the kundalini sexual energy as well!

Rahu is the Dark Goddess in Buddhism, like Kali is to Hindu’s. In Jyotish Astrology there is the Rahu and Ketu period one must overcome in each person’s lifetime. Coming to the end of this period is a celebration, as this is something I myself am doing right now, but while going through it, it does take a LONG time, and honoring the darkness of life, and surrendering to those who help support it, is an act many Budddhists and Hindu’s understand as a natural part of life.

Here is one similar to the metal lingham that look like the ones I have. You’ll have to wait until you come visit with me again to get a closer look! It fits perfectly with my Kali, Ganesh and Tree of Life Charm necklace!

Thank you Universe!

Here are some links reflective of the beads and gifts:

http://thaiamulets-dhammapath.blogspot.com/search/label/Palakit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Bang_Phra

http://www.thaiworldview.com/bouddha/animism3.htm

Add No not professionally done; reminds me that is something important to do soon!

Namaste Beloveds!

Asttarte

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How to Detox from Mold

How to Detox from Mold

How to Detox from Mold
How to Detox from Mold (and Lyme’s symptoms)
Affirm “I do not deserve to have this as part of my experience anymore!” And, for anyone who has been living in a toxic environment, I’d say the same exact thing! Health symptoms are different for EVERY person, and they move throughout the body and change up as though on a scale of Wheel of Fortune or Lets Make a Deal, etc morning game show programs.
One year ago these were my thoughts on my symptoms:
Oh, to hold a glass of wine in my hand and actually be able to drink it, to run down the street for miles not thinking I’ll be in pain for a week afterwards and questioning if I should do it, to dance all night long, to be fully expressed in my body, to be fully healthy and functional and able to count on my body and rely on it, to be alert and pain free and able to run after my son and play with him easily, or throw him around if he wants without complaint or giving up quickly, to finish tasks to their completion, to be reliable and counted on,  etc.,  etc., etc.”

 

WHAT I DID TO SUPPORT THE SYMPTOMS
I am writing this piece as a recommendation from a friend and to those who requested to know why I am so happy and vibrant, that these products really do help.
So, I am an advocate for Herbology, among Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Flower Essences and Aromatherapy, but in this moment, we’re talking about Herbology!
One year ago, I went on a sabbatical cleansing process and for 5 days, I got up every morning and made my own smoothie, by hand, and put together a list of ingredients to support the healing or ease of the many symptoms. This was my list:
NUTRIENTS
What I put in my own smoothie:
Any milk you want to start with, I use Almond Milk, and sometimes Hemp milk
Raw Chocolate Cocao Powder ~ Maya Superfood – food added flavor and health benefits of Cocao
Vanilla Protein Powder formula – for those vegetarians or added protein to support the muscles
Green Superfood Powder Formula ~ (Amazing Grass Co.) – alkaline balance, health immune function, amazing energy, to provide chlorophyll, which aids in detoxification, and other valuable nutrients and enzymes.
Echinacea Goldenseal Combo Extract (tincture liquid drops) ~ (Gaia Herbs Co) – Echinacea – for immune enhancing, Goldenseal – antibiotic (do not take goldenseal for more than 1 week at a time)
Milk Thistle Extract – protects the liver
MACA (not for Lyme’s but great enhancer in my opinion) – (Herb Farm Co) Liquid extract to be added to drink – for sexual libido and energy (excellent for sexual health, awesome energy, etc).
Hemp Seeds – to be chewed – Omega 3, 6 and 9s, plus – 1 tbsp. Essential fatty acids are just good for you, great for emotional health too – great for joints and inflammation, helps combat pain and an anti-inflamatory
Bee Pollen Granules ~ to be chewed (Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Co) – to repair tissue and rebuild the blood
Kelp (Liquid Drops) ~ Contains essential vitamins and minerals and aids in detoxifying the body (only realized I own this just today)
Hemp Protein Powder – Essential Amino Acids, Omega 3’s, and 6’s
Barley Grass
Stevia drops for flavor
This helped for a while, until I discovered it was in fact NOT Lyme’s, but toxicity in the body from living right alongside and sleeping on top of mold, for YEARS!
VITAMINS TO TAKE IN ADDITION WITH FOOD
Garlic ~ helpful to just add in the diet whenever possible, in cooked foods in particular in a crock pot, a wok, or soups – aids in the immune system and acts like an antibiotic.
Multi-Vitamin (Women’s) ~ just important period, good for necessary vitamins – use a high potency source if possible
Vitamin E ~ any brand you like, can also be squeezed out of the liquid gel cap and added to drinks or foods  – An important antioxidant
Zinc Lozenges (Ultimate Zinc C) – Necessary for immune function
Ginseng Root – helpful to rebuild the blood and damaged tissues
Red Clover Capsules ~ (Nature’s Way) – cleanses the blood stream!!!!!
F – Complex & Liver Detox ~ (must get from a Health professional) – Liver detox, to cleanse liver (Lyme’s affects the liver  and when the liver is filled with toxins it can aid to easy aggravation, upset, anger, etc).
There are more vitamins one can take, but for me, 6 was enough!
VITAMINS YOU COULD ALSO TAKE
Pancreatin
Bromelain
Fish Oils
Primrose Oil
Selenium
Taurine
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
ADDITIONAL HERBS
Alfalfa – for needed minerals
Dandelion Root,  Hawthorne, Horsetail, Marshmallow Root – all for helping to rebuild the blood and damaged tissues
Antibiotics if you catch it early or find a really good doctor (if you have lyme’s, this is good, but if its mold you’re dealing with DOCTORS WILL NOT BELIEVE YOU).
I have 3 referalls for Holistic Doctors. I may heal it another way, but I’ll keep you informed. These list of vitamins will not cure it. They will only help support it. A cure is the best, but its better to start somewhere than nowhere!
How I’ve been able to manage this for so long:
That could be a long story, and I’m writing this quickly before my client comes here, but to put it briefly:
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
2 YEARS OF MASSAGE SCHOOL
5 YEARS OF INTENSIVE REIKI SCHOOL TRAINING AND ENERGY HEALING TRAINING
AROMATHERAPY TRAINING
HOLISTIC HEALING TRAINING
BREATHWORK TRAINING  
TANTRA TRAINING
MEDITATION
HEALTHY FOODS
LOTS OF VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS FOR HEALTH
GOING TO HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTORS
YEARS OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS
YEARS OF ACUPRESSURE SESSIONS
YEARS OF YOGA PRACTICE
BREATHWORK, BREATHWORK, BREATHWORK
TONS OF EMOTIONAL HEALING
THE BEACH, MOUNTAINS, ROCKS, ETC. IN PRAYER
PAGAN AND GODDESS CEREMONIES
FRIENDS
OTHER HEALERS SUPPORT AND TOUCH
A STRONG WILL
PATIENCE
ETC….
After researching and discovering it was not lyme’s, but in fact mold, I took a stand to move out of that apartment, spent a YEAR long, and continue to, take cleansing products such as: colloidal silver, benzonite clay, activated charcoal, cleansing teas and herbs, use ayurvedic oil pulling EVERY morning and do as best I can to avoid gluten, dairy and processed sugar! Next step is legal action. The journey is not a short one, but once you discover what you’re dealing with, that is the quickest path to ending the problem!
I wish for all to know the TRUE source of any health issues they are dealign with, and instead of taking a long time to get to the truth, and spending countless hours in treatment unnecessary, or putting up with things, and perhaps treating yourself, talk to those who have similar situations, similar conditions and find the answer for YOU!
 

Remembering Presence

 

Remembering Presence

 

During the moments of quiet within each breath and the whispers of every second, remaining still becomes presence, and holding space is all that is. As I sit and hold space for my clients, I remember how tranquil and beautiful it feels to be still and present. And in time in sessions this beauty and presence feels like it could last for eternity. Being present is a meditation and a joy to achieve, and although it sounds simple to attain, for many it can be very difficult. And so this is where tantra practice comes in to achieve this balance and doing this with another allows the attainment that much easier. Offering the sessions to another allows the mirror to be reflected; the love you put out comes back to you, the peace you put out comes back to you, and the presence you put out comes back you. Anything you give is received and offered back as love. And so in being still, we create this miracle together.

 

 

It has been a couple months since I’ve offered sessions from after the birth of my beautiful baby.As I return to my practice and the sacred art of healing, by giving of service through sessions, I return to what I love and remember the beauty of being still. As I give to others, I also receive and in teaching meditation and love to others, I also reach the still place of meditation and love in my own self. This gift of giving can be a miracle; not only the miracle of healing to others, but also the miracle of healing oneself.

 

 

I only know the depth and immensity of what healing can do for others by how deep it has impacted my own life.My own testimony to how much I have transformed from all healing paths that I have been trained, received healing, and have had experience in some way is the only way that I know how intensely powerful they all are. However, you must be truly willing to delve deep inside in order to come out of your own shell like the butterfly blossoms from its cocoon.

 

 

As we become still in moments that feel challenging to slow down our body, and slow down our mind, this is when we can truly transform and open our hearts to a more serene place of love. And in being present to others we are also present to ourselves. And, in Tantra, this is healing in a universal way; helping the self and helping the other as the circle of energy makes its way around; from you into them, from them into you and continues this cycle again and again until you choose to end the practice. The energy cycles and circulates from one to another and presence remains while love grows stronger and healing blossoms from within. There is nothing more beautiful and miraculous than this. Slowing down is the biggest key to healing; whether it is tantric healing or any other form; practicing presence is all you need.

 

Asttarte 6-30-07