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post #161 of 1068
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Most practitioners offer that option as well. It is a very easy way to start off if you can't buy several bottles.
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What you aim to do is flood the emotional body with the positive aspect of the negative state. You don't look to eliminate the negative (anger, fear, sadness) you look to gain the strength to face them head on and therefore allow them to dissolve. Isn't that essentially what prayer does? Raises your vibration and brings you strength and *light*?
I also think that those feelings exist to show us something--I don't even like to call them negative. They are such learning tools. And that the longings they represent are just a bit misdirected sometimes. Like if someone is addicted to coffee, what is behind it? A desire for comfort or nurturing, a need for energy, or pleasure? If the need gets met by other means then the desire for the coffee would decline. But if we start trying to eradicate and control that desire for coffee, or eradicate an uncomfortable emotion, then we drive it deeper without addressing the real cause.
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Coolness...

Last night, I was talking with different aspects of self like my warrior, wise woman, shaman, inner child, etc about an issue that I have been struggling with. I asked the part that was struggling if there was anything I could do that would assist it in the transition. It said yes, that I could take a certain flower essence and said to take angelica. I'm not familiar with it and looked it up. Perfect!! It was totally addressing what needs to be addressed.
post #164 of 1068
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Last night, I was talking with different aspects of self like my warrior, wise woman, shaman, inner child, etc about an issue that I have been struggling with. I asked the part that was struggling if there was anything I could do that would assist it in the transition. It said yes, that I could take a certain flower essence and said to take angelica. I'm not familiar with it and looked it up. Perfect!! It was totally addressing what needs to be addressed.
That is wonderful! I love when stuff like that happens. So are you going to get it?????
post #165 of 1068
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That is wonderful! I love when stuff like that happens. So are you going to get it?????
That's so interesting, because I had a similar experience yesterday. Before this thread, I really didn't know much about the flower essences beyond Rescue Remedy. I had used RR in the past for myself and my kids, but I didn't even know it was a mix of several flower essences. I hadn't paid much attention to what was being said about the specific ones yet, and I was meaning to go back and re-read and see if one might be helpful for me.

So yesterday in the HFS, I saw the Bach essences, and I went to them, and the one that jumped out at me was Aspen, and I thought that sounded like something I had read about here, so I picked it up, and it says "replaces apprehension and vague fears with security and peace of mind". I was amazed, because I have been feeling this exact way for the past several weeks! So I bought it. I haven't used it yet, because I need to read about how to use them, but I thought it was very interesting. I didn't even look at the others.

Thanks so much for sharing this information, because it really helps to know what other people do, especially about things that I haven't been exposed to before, or never even knew to think about!!
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Just popping in for a few minutes. I still don't have the time to post my thoughts on dis-ease as DH is home and generally doesn't appreciate me being at the computer for any length of time. FF sorry you all got the "bug" DS and DD had it too. DD especially had a "good" detox, she always gets very weepy when she is sick. DS is much more stoic and always seems to recover more quickly. Thankfully DH and I didn't need it.

Anyway, I have tons to write on the subject, because it is one that has obsessed me for months. I have especially be contemplating the immune system and have come to the conclusion it really isn't what even alternative practitioners believe it to be let what alone mainstream western medicine holds to be true.
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Just popping in for a few minutes. I still don't have the time to post my thoughts on dis-ease as DH is home and generally doesn't appreciate me being at the computer for any length of time. FF sorry you all got the "bug" DS and DD had it too. DD especially had a "good" detox, she always gets very weepy when she is sick. DS is much more stoic and always seems to recover more quickly. Thankfully DH and I didn't need it.

Anyway, I have tons to write on the subject, because it is one that has obsessed me for months. I have especially be contemplating the immune system and have come to the conclusion it really isn't what even alternative practitioners believe it to be let what alone mainstream western medicine holds to be true.
When you do have time, I am eager to read more! One thing that I'd like to think about is the idea of what you said about your DD having a good detox, etc, but your DH and you not needing it at the time. I was sick last week, and it always seems like when I get sick, there are all these other emotions that come with it. Like fear, anxiety, guilt, among others. But then I also have these epiphanies throughout, like, oh, this is what it's really important, and I often make these changes, or have some new knowledge afterwards. Or I get on some tangent about a household task that needs to be done (I am very disorganized right now!) I am very unclear on what all this is or means, just wanted to say I'm eager to hear more about these ideas.
post #168 of 1068
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ME too! I have my own ideas on the subject, but have had the good fortune to be gently nudged in the past by my lovely friend uccomama. She always manages to take it to the next level. Let me tell you ladies...stay tuned. It's bound to be fabulous information!
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There has been quite a bit of talk recently about homeopathy and I'm wondering how many people here have used it, and if so how effectively?
I must confess, I hardly ever used it. I think this is because DH isn't all that enthusiastic about it. He did use to manufacture a range of homeopathics, and has been asked again to manufacture certain remedies, but for some reason he has some resistance to it. Interesting, huh?!

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What do you think about the origins of dis-ease?
Without doubt I believe that all disease begins at a soul level.

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I know I have talked quite a bit about the role of nutrition and energy in healing. I have been thinking alot about this as I talk with clients. I realize that everyone has a journey and that we are all on different parts. But I wonder, for many of you where does health lie? Do you think the energy part comes after the nutrition, before, or that one cannot happen without the other?
For me health lies in not in pathology, ie, what is wrong, but what is right. I see dis-ease as the process of the body coming back to perfect health. I often speak about the work of Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer, who has, determined through his research -- which of course has been completely dismissed by orthodox medicine, and Dr Hamer has been struck off and jailed for refusing to retract his work -- that every illness has two phases which both western and alternative medicine has failed to understand, so what we take as sickness is actually the healing phase of a dis-ease and if allowed to run its course, with support for the body if necessary, the body will return to health. I also like how Dr Hamer goes as far as saying dis-ease in a pathological sense doesn't exist, he rather describes it as a significant biological special program. Nature is not malevolent, nor does she make mistakes. Dr Hamer has shown through his research of 10s of thousands of people that disease originates with, what he calls a biological conflict. Dr Hamer has a great understanding of the animal brain, and how these biological conflicts affect, the brain, psyche and organ. However, on a human level these conflicts essentially come down to communication. This effects our consciousness deeply and is expressed in pain, difficulty and requires us to confront issues. So-called dis-ease requires us to examine this communication. What does it mean? What is the message? It also relates to compassion, of not loving oneself. We need to ask ourselves what is right about our illness, unlike orthodox medicine which only looks for what is wrong about it, this is the science of pathology.

With the science of pathology, and the "what is wrong" approach has led to the creation of the "immune system" and the need to build it up to fight bacteria, viruses and parasites. But if you take the "what is right" approach, and dis-ease a natural process of the body coming back into perfection, then it is a mirage and unnecessary.

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I know that my feeling have shifted dramatically on this topic. I have a background in nutrition and it is very easy for me to point to receptor sites, genetic variation, nutrient depletion, etc as a cause for disease. I used to fight with several practitioners about this. Now I am seriously questioning whether that's the case. In fact, I'm quite sure it's not. I have come to realize that our ability to nourish ourselves in hinged on our belief surrounding the subject (not necessarily relating to food.) In really taking the time to look at it from an energetic standpoint I know several things, and suspect several others.
FF, I am total agreement with you. It is all about love and loving oneself.

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What I know is that food has it's own vibration. What I also know is that we are often in alignment with some, but not others. What is DEFINITELY the truth is that we should not be eating things that aren't *food.*
Everything is vibration. You are quite right.

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What I suspect is that if we can come into alignment (and here's where homeopathy/flower essences come in) then nothing that is truly food could ever have a negative effect. And, that's things that aren't (refined products etc.) would not have a negative effect, but simply be neutral. That if taken in they would not even register as a blip in the system and would ultimately fall away doing no harm.
Again, I agree.


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What is the biggest component of health? Do you believe that it's eating well? Avoiding disease? Balance? Mental outlook? Exercise? Sleep? Connection to the earth? Support and love? Do you tend to put your eggs in one basket so to speak or apply several principles? How to you account for the state of the world? How do you allow your beliefs to evolve based on the reality of today? Many believe we are unable to live the way we were "meant to." What can we do about that? It is thoroughly impossible that we don't have answers, there are always answers. As I have said before we are never given problems without being given the solution. What do you think *your* solution is?
I love a quote that is in the children's book, based on the work of Dr Hamer, entitled, Mummy Strong has a Lump in her Breast, I think it sums up my thoughts of dis-ease perfectly, "Completely happy beings are always healthy." An example of this is my mother. She is in her early 70s, she smokes, she is overweight, she has a lousy diet, but she is extremely healthy. She is also content with her life. Her mantra is "don't think". By this she means, don't dwell on the negative, always look to the positive.

In regard to eating, I think we should look to our ancestors. Their knowledge and wisdom is in our cells. They understood the nurturing power of foods. Take for example milk. They understood the healing consciousness of mother's milk, as we as mother's still do. Obviously, breast milk as a nurturing healing tool is only available to our babies, but the vibration exists in other animal's milk too, in cow's and goat's milk. This is why raw, milk can be such a valuable food to heal. This in turn makes me think, what issues do those have that cannot utilize raw milk and its healing vibration?

Disease can only be avoided by consciousness. Measures such as vaccination, supplements, obsessive hand washing, are, IMO, fear-based nonsense. I am not saying one should be dirty, but thinking you can stay healthy by these methods is a false sense of security. If you can change your consciousness you can change your health.
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ME too! I have my own ideas on the subject, but have had the good fortune to be gently nudged in the past by my lovely friend uccomama. She always manages to take it to the next level. Let me tell you ladies...stay tuned. It's bound to be fabulous information!
Yikes, I am not sure what have have just written above is all that fabulous. I have been able to grab a few minutes while the children have been watching Casper and DH was playing tennis!
post #171 of 1068
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Yikes, I am not sure what have have just written above is all that fabulous. I have been able to grab a few minutes while the children have been watching Casper and DH was playing tennis!
Relax, mama. It's your default position. You are always fabulous.
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Something else I wanted to mention is I am still trying to understand so called infectious diseases. I really do not fully comprehend the role of the psyche in this process yet, but I know it must play a role in there. I find it fascinating and yet frustrating at the same time.
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With the science of pathology, and the "what is wrong" approach has led to the creation of the "immune system" and the need to build it up to fight bacteria, viruses and parasites. But if you take the "what is right" approach, and dis-ease a natural process of the body coming back into perfection, then it is a mirage and unnecessary.

In regard to eating, I think we should look to our ancestors. Their knowledge and wisdom is in our cells. They understood the nurturing power of foods. Take for example milk. They understood the healing consciousness of mother's milk, as we as mother's still do. Obviously, breast milk as a nurturing healing tool is only available to our babies, but the vibration exists in other animal's milk too, in cow's and goat's milk. This is why raw, milk can be such a valuable food to heal. This in turn makes me think, what issues do those have that cannot utilize raw milk and its healing vibration?
Okay, so let's talk about this (and you *SO* knew I was gonna be quoting this!)

I have a couple of thoughts...I'll start with the milk thing because it's something I have thought about quite a bit...
if everything is vibrational, would it then matter 100% in what manner something like, milk for instance was procured? If an animal is freely giving, then would it be far more nourishing than an animal's milk when they were separated from their babe and mourning the loss? My inclination is to think that is exactly the case. How does that affect us?

Milk is a huge thing for me...and for those of you who don't know I'll give a quick background here. I did not experience lactogenesis with any of my children. I had natural, at home births and still my milk did not come in. I was able to forcibly bring it in with artificial pumping, drugs (domperidone) and herbs. My first was given raw milk formula that I made myself under the supervision of my doctor in addition to pumped milk and donor milk. The other two were exclusively breastmilk fed....though dd was also given donor milk from friends. Ds2 was exclusively fed on my milk.

Now, none of my children can tolerate milk-not even raw straight from the cow.

I had an underlying fear from childhood that I would never be safe in the world. I had an inherent belief in my inability to be nourished by food. Food has been my enemy for a long time. I have an autoimmune disease as a result where my body is actively damaged by certain foods. This is not a coincidence.

My dd has been diagnosed with the same disease. All of my kids have allergies. This was what I unknowingly passed down to them. My youngest is the most reactive by far to milk. It gets very interesting when you start connecting the dots. I was healthiest in my pregnancy with him BECAUSE I HAD LEARNED TO AVOID ALL MY PROBLEM FOODS. What did that teach him on an energetic level? To be AFRAID of food. It taught him that food is not really nourishing, but something to be approached with fear and trepidation. If allopathy or even alternative medicine were right-he should hands down be the healthiest of my kids. That is absolutely not the case. It should also be stated that there wasn't one of my kids that didn't require diligence with foods I was eating and how they passed into my breastmilk. From an energetic perspective it is also true that *my* milk wasn't safe.

I have been working on releasing these beliefs and patterns. They no longer serve me, but they are encoded in my and my children's genes. That doesn't mean I can't change their expression. I am learning to be conscious and look at the messages I send and what I am creating.

So following this very interesting though process, there is something even bigger here than what I already see. Why is it that we cannot tolerate one of natures most nourishing foods? What is the underlying issue? What is it I can do right now to create a lasting change in this destructive pattern? Isn't it amazing to realize how powerful we are?
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Okay, so let's talk about this (and you *SO* knew I was gonna be quoting this!)

I have a couple of thoughts...I'll start with the milk thing because it's something I have thought about quite a bit...
if everything is vibrational, would it then matter 100% in what manner something like, milk for instance was procured? If an animal is freely giving, then would it be far more nourishing than an animal's milk when they were separated from their babe and mourning the loss? My inclination is to think that is exactly the case. How does that affect us?
Here are my thoughts on this: domestic animals on a soul level have an agreement with human beings to provide us with food, so they willingly give us their body's and their milk for our nourishment, this is karmic. They do this out of love and we should honor this by treating them in a human way.

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I had an underlying fear from childhood that I would never be safe in the world. I had an inherent belief in my inability to be nourished by food. Food has been my enemy for a long time. I have an autoimmune disease as a result where my body is actively damaged by certain foods. This is not a coincidence.
What happened that lead you to feel unsafe in the world? Did you feel abandoned? What is it about food (nourishment) that you believe made it the enemy? These are just questions I am throwing out.

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I have been working on releasing these beliefs and patterns. They no longer serve me, but they are encoded in my and my children's genes. That doesn't mean I can't change their expression. I am learning to be conscious and look at the messages I send and what I am creating.

So following this very interesting though process, there is something even bigger here than what I already see. Why is it that we cannot tolerate one of natures most nourishing foods? What is the underlying issue? What is it I can do right now to create a lasting change in this destructive pattern? Isn't it amazing to realize how powerful we are?
FF, do you realize if you can crack this, and I have every faith in you that you will, there are untold numbers of beings you could assist. This is big indeed! Obviously the core is self-love and the ability to nourish the being from within. Thinking aloud here, what on this planet offers the ultimate in nourishment? I would have to say it is our Sun, Helios. Isn't it interesting the importance of vitamin D (not saying this is your issue at all, of course), has gotten so much press recently, and how deficient so much of the population is. Also, look at all the fear surrounding the Sun we have been bombarded with. Fear is without doubt the most destructive emotion on this planet. Fear is destroying our health.

The elixirs I would personally try would be, one of my very favorites, Betelgeuse (Fears eased) this elixir never fails to change my life in the most positive of ways, Helios (vitality) and the Forgiveness combo. FF, I feel so inadequate in advising you, you are so much more qualified than I.

Shifting DNA is also a very interesting subject. Here is what DH has to say on the matter. He is talking about utilizing the inert gas Xenon to achieve this, of course this is a whole other fascinating vibrational healing modality:

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DNA (50% Xe-12.5% Ar, He, Kr, Ne) With the high percentage of Xenon, manifestation is emphasized. The general use of this is for a child in vitro. For best results, what is necessary is sufficient visualization, energy, and a connection with the soul of the child to be for its permission. For DNA shifting, the closer to the early stages of pregnancy, the easier; and the later in a person's life, the more difficult. Intense visualization and assistance from the non-physical helpers will always be necessary to produce results. With the Xenon emphasized, there will be a deeper connection to the soul and spiritual factors. There will be a natural tendency towards creating at a physical level what you have thought about at a higher conscious level. Like the All 5 combination, this is not one to work with casually, but with a clear, conscious, and focused intent.
I am not sure I really understand what DH is getting at, but I can ask him if he can translate this into more understandable language () if this is of interest to you.
post #175 of 1068
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Uccomama, I do not know, or cannot recall how the belief started. I know it goes back to VERY early childhood for me. I had my first surgery at 5 months old-that could be a part of it. I had strabismus and etropia and the muscles of both eyes were cut and restitched so that I could experience (apparently) an improvement in my vision. I was also vaccine damaged at 6 months-I had a seizure following a shot. My mother, though she nursed me for over a year did subscribe to the whole cry it out belief of the day. I would guess that was a pretty big deal in alot of ways.

I am unsure how food plays a role, other than it is one of the biggest symbols of nourishment. How better to validate my belief that I am unsafe in the world than to make my food the enemy? I can't live without it, but it poses a threat.

I have never fit in, never felt comfortable in the world. I always just *knew* that I didn't belong. I was a wanted child, my parents are happily married, there were no major issues...other than my father's tendency to rage and my mother's tendency to let him, that is. That did create some fear for sure. I started having bowel issues when I was around 2. They only got worse with time. I had several traumatic episodes that I can remember, but again I was already very clear that I wasn't safe in the world-the experiences just validated it.

I have to say that the dominating thought when I reflect is that noone cared about my life experience. Noone listened, and if they did they dismissed it completely. I frequently told people that I was in pain (emotional as well as physical) and I was basically ignored, or told to suck it up. I definitely feel that I was failed by the people whose job it was to care for me. That is another pattern that I managed to continue into adulthood which I have since broken. So yes, I definitely felt abandoned.

I know much of this was passed down to me, but I had enough instances as a youngin' that are possible causes that we don't need to look *too* far to find experiences in my life. I have NEVER been good at loving myself-in fact quite the opposite. So, that's definitely a place to start! I am learning that my worth lies within myself. I am worth something and I deserve to be loved. (this is only recently starting to not feel fraudulent) It has to start with me though. Noone can truly love me until I am able to love myself. The hard part for me is that I have a tendency to point to things which make me worth something, rather than truly understanding that as an incarnated soul I am inherently worth something despite what I can or can't do. Love is our birthright no matter who we are.
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This is all crazy interesting to me, especially considering I just got home from an all day experience with a Big University Hospital Big Shot Doctor who is trying to figure out what the HECK is wrong with me. (no luck, and no answers if you were curious -but you mamas probably could have figured that!) NOw I log in, check my subs, and this is the first thread that pops out at me, and I start reading. I followed the links uccomama gave, and WOW, what a thought!

I think on some level I (and probably a lot of people) don't want to take responsibility for my illness (or health). I don't want to think that I've somehow, on some level, caused this. I want someone to come along and give me a pill that will fix everything.

I'm on kid duty right now and may have to run on a moment's notice but I hope I can manage to get out the thoughts jumbling my head. I never know how long they will play together nicely lol.

FF you said this:
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I have to say that the dominating thought when I reflect is that noone cared about my life experience. Noone listened, and if they did they dismissed it completely. I frequently told people that I was in pain (emotional as well as physical) and I was basically ignored, or told to suck it up. I definitely feel that I was failed by the people whose job it was to care for me. That is another pattern that I managed to continue into adulthood which I have since broken. So yes, I definitely felt abandoned.
And I have to say I could have said the exact same thing. However, my enemy is different. I don't know what my enemy is exactly, but it isn't food.

uccomama, you said this:
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With the science of pathology, and the "what is wrong" approach has led to the creation of the "immune system" and the need to build it up to fight bacteria, viruses and parasites. But if you take the "what is right" approach, and dis-ease a natural process of the body coming back into perfection, then it is a mirage and unnecessary.
And man, that just jumped out at me. What if all I've needed, all along (this whole awful dis-ease process that I've been through this past year), was to support my body while it comes back into perfection. What a thought! My problems started post-partum with high blood pressure and TIAs, which led to blood pressure meds, etc. and so on and then got hit with pneumonia which never went away and has now progressed to a lung disease that the best lung specialists can't diagnose nor cure even though it's all inflammation and nothing else... What if, all I had to do was support my body through the post partum period and back to perfection?

What you said about your mother? That used to be me! Don't think. I've always been SUCH a positive person! But when my youngest was born I had SO much going on in my life, there was just no way to maintain it. I've come to depend on others too much instead of looking to myself for my answers. I am responsible for my own happiness, no one else.

Kids are running crazy, I'll have to leave on that note for now but wow what a lot to think about.

Thank you.
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Yes, wow, this is all really resonating for me too. FF, I can relate to so much of what you said, though I don't want to jump in and sidetrack the thread. I'll just say that I had many similar feelings growing up, and am still working on figuring out how to love myself. I also have had food allergies, and issues, and avoided many things during my second pregnancy. I felt so much better, healthier, from eating that way, and my second child definitely did not have the intestinal issues my first child had. Even still, he has a peanut allergy. And I was thinking I was doing everything right.

I am eager to keep reading, and I just want to say I applaud you for your tackling this head om. I am hoping to gain some information that will be helpful for me too as we continue this discussion.
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You can jump in all you want! The thing is, from where I'm sitting it isn't about the "story." We all have them, we've all pinned our identity to them, but it's still just a story. I wrote what I did more from a perspective of connecting dots (and to be very clear that I am not "there" yet) to get the ball rolling. I encourage everyone to look at their stories and post what they feel comfortable posting. In the end though...it's just a story.

No two people will ever have the same one, but what if they did? What if two people were living identical lives, exposed to the same things but *experienced* those things completely differently? What if we had enough courage to say that the story isn't what it's about? If the story isn't what it's about then there is nowhere to look but INSIDE YOURSELF. You can't blame anyone else for your experience because you can always chose how to experience anything. If we can live in gratitude and joy all the story is are words on a page. Guideposts. Signals. You merely notice them, take what you need and move on. You don't get entrenched and bogged down, and you certainly don't obsess over them. If you can find the gift in every situation-even your illness or dis-ease then your entire paradigm can shift. You can welcome each experience and nothing is negative, it's all just information.

I hear that it can seem hard to take responsibility for your health and that your instinct is to let someone else take care of it. However, try this out. Let the story be just that. Realize that if you created it and you chose how it was written (as in how you experienced it) you have all the power in the world to create something different! Can you move past that slightly uncomfortable place to endless possibility? I think you can. Otherwise you wouldn't still be reading.

It is the ultimate in terms of empowerment. The only person you can rely on is yourself. The only person who can fix you is you. Every minute of every day is a chance to heal. There is really no limit to what we can do, and there is nothing standing in our way.
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No two people will ever have the same one, but what if they did? What if two people were living identical lives, exposed to the same things but *experienced* those things completely differently? What if we had enough courage to say that the story isn't what it's about? If the story isn't what it's about then there is nowhere to look but INSIDE YOURSELF. You can't blame anyone else for your experience because you can always chose how to experience anything. If we can live in gratitude and joy all the story is are words on a page. Guideposts. Signals. You merely notice them, take what you need and move on. You don't get entrenched and bogged down, and you certainly don't obsess over them. If you can find the gift in every situation-even your illness or dis-ease then your entire paradigm can shift. You can welcome each experience and nothing is negative, it's all just information.

I hear that it can seem hard to take responsibility for your health and that your instinct is to let someone else take care of it. However, try this out. Let the story be just that. Realize that if you created it and you chose how it was written (as in how you experienced it) you have all the power in the world to create something different! Can you move past that slightly uncomfortable place to endless possibility? I think you can. Otherwise you wouldn't still be reading.

It is the ultimate in terms of empowerment. The only person you can rely on is yourself. The only person who can fix you is you. Every minute of every day is a chance to heal. There is really no limit to what we can do, and there is nothing standing in our way.
So to me, this is both scary and exhilirating at the same time. I want to figure out how to ultimately rely on myself, to really embrace that it is only me, and that there is no limit. But how does one do that??

There have been times in my life where I just "knew" what I felt was the right thing to do, for me at least. Times when there was a clear choice and I knew what was right for me, and I didn't worry about needing approval from others, I just did it. But most of the time, I think I tend to be very indecisive, despite the fact that I feel passionately about things and have strong opinions on things related to health. It's like I seek out approval from others, wanting to know that what I am doing is okay. Though at the same time, on a conscious level, I really don't care what other poeple think. Maybe it's that I don't want to be wrong. Maybe I feel a need to do it the right way, and so that paralyzes me at times.

About food, I was allergic to dairy as a child, but didn't discover it until my teen years, after having repeated strep throat many times int he course of one year. I received many rounds of antibiotics, and then they took my tonsils out, and it still didn't help. I kept getting sick. So my mother had allergy tests done, and I was allergic to dairy, cats, and mold. And my bedroom was in the basement, where it was damp and where the family's cat hung out all the time.

I believed my kids had problems with dairy too, and we never drank milk. Ocassional yogurt and cheese, but i NEVER gave them milk to drink. I finally decided to try raw milk, and they started drinking that the past several months. Then, this winter, both my kids got strep throat. I couldn't help but wonder if it was related. So, from what you are saying, that is just a story, something that I am attaching myself to. So what do you do? Is it about just letting go, and believing in our bodies and understanding that our bodies do go through illnesses, and then they right themselves again?

Uccomama, when you were suggesting those elixirs to FF, are those flower essence combos?
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I also think that those feelings exist to show us something--I don't even like to call them negative. They are such learning tools. And that the longings they represent are just a bit misdirected sometimes. Like if someone is addicted to coffee, what is behind it? A desire for comfort or nurturing, a need for energy, or pleasure? If the need gets met by other means then the desire for the coffee would decline. But if we start trying to eradicate and control that desire for coffee, or eradicate an uncomfortable emotion, then we drive it deeper without addressing the real cause.

but who is to say that all "addictions" are misdirected? what is an addiction?

my dh would say that i am a coffee addict - i have my cup of half-decaf every morning. it could easily be full-decaf if my coop had a better selection of decaf beans. part of my "addiction" i suppose is coupled with the goal to make a good cup of coffee (it always is so hit-and-miss). so i experiment - with beans, with grinding technique, with bean-water ratio, and so on. [in truth, my ds makes the best coffee i've had yet though he knows nothing about selecting beans!] are you suggesting, then, that this "addictive" behavior has something underlying it, besides just plain ol' curiosity?
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