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The Squeeze

It’s not always easy to keep a positive attitude and thoughts when life is uncomfortable.  I’ve found that it is powerful for me to give gratitude for what is happening.  Yes, exactly what is happening: pain, desperation, hate, etc.  Here is why:  in some way if I’m willing to honor myself and let go of negative life patterns and feelings I know the discomfort is squeezing me to greater enlightenment and enjoyment!  So in the dark times I know that my willingness to be grateful and to move in the direction I’m guided to take.  The squeezing creates action.  Now, most of us are inclined to run in horror from discomfort, but hopefully through gratitude and divinely guided action you will find unconditional love, forgiveness, joy, peace, and the greatest of intangible treasures!  Don’t be afraid of tragedy.  This might sound heartless, but most of us over dramatize our own suffering making it impossible to deal with.  Instead, give yourself space and time to grieve all the while being grateful for it’s work in your life.  Be grateful for these motivational squeezes, we need both enjoyment and the squeeze to keep us going and growing!!

Gratefully, Hannah

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What is Raindrop Therapy?

My business partner and I recently discovered Raindrop therapy through our own health journey and have become absolutely overwhelmed and excited about the results!  So excited, in fact, that we are starting a raindrop therapy clinic here in Austin, Texas!  Seven days a week from 10am to 8pm, by appointment!!  WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!  Why?  Well let me tell you….

ImageThe Raindrop is a pretty name, but the results are pretty astounding!  The Raindrop is a combination of three modalities: Vitaflex technique by Stanley Boroughs, an ancient indian ritual for freeing your spirit, and aromatherapy using therapeutic grade essential oils.

This is not just a spa day massage, although it feels amazing and is great for sore muscles, it is much more.  I’ve been working with Myo-fasial release for several years now and through it was introduced to the mind/body connection.  The mind/body connection is a holistic approach that implies that your body manifests what your mind and emotions are storing as information.  And your mind stores this information in your bodies tissues and organs.  There are so many books about this subject that I won’t go into detail here about it, only that disease in the body is first “dis-ease” in the mind and emotional state.  I brought all this up to say that the Raindrop therapy includes aromatherapy which is a “brain therapy” it’s not just a smelling good thing.

ImageA series of treatments can remove all painful symptoms not only from back problems, but cancer, infections, and toxic emotions and traumas.   I personally get one when I feel flu or illness symptoms.  I’ve had clients who have taken their full dosage of antibiotics for an illness only to get the illness again a couple days later, call me and get a Raindrop and feel even better than before.

ImageI’ve use Raindrop like psychotherapy on myself and found breakthrough after breakthrough.  Something about clearing the toxins from your bodies tissues, and nourishing lethargic cells and organs causes emotional and mental breakthrough!  I love this stuff!

The Raindrop uses a series of seven single oils like basil, oregano, and peppermint, and two oil blends, first on the feet along the reflexology points for the spine, then directly on the spine.  It has been said that the spine contains the life force of the body, and it does hold every nerve that transmits information to EVERY organ in your body…including your heart!!  It is a superhighway of information for your body.  A great reason to take good care of your spine and why these therapeutic grade, electromagnetic essential oils are applied to the spine.  These oils in combination with Vita-flex a therapy that uses piezoelectricity (pressure induced electricity) to support sluggish or exhausted body systems is a holistic, natural, and powerful gift.  The ancient Indian ritual used in the Raindrop is implemented in the way the oils are applied to the spine.  It’s called feathering. (LOL, bet you could have guessed:  feathers and Indians! Please don’t be offended my Native American friends I mean you no harm.)  The feathering technique is done with the backs of the hands using the fingernails to create a nice sensation along the spine.

ImageIn the hands of gifted therapists a Raindrop can help you through some of life’s biggest struggles elegantly, like divorce, or even death of a loved one.  There is no limit to how this therapy can support your health journey.

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I’d like to start by saying that this blog is really intense, but this wisdom changed my life!!!  I ran across a book by Caroline Myss, she is a health researcher, and I was deeply touched by her research.  Her work has inspired this blog.  So lets begin:

The word integrity gets used in business names and on resumes to usually define honesty, but integrity is so much more than being honest.  Integrity is the idea that something is whole and complete, yes, honest, but more than that, holyNow, I know holy is a church/bible word, but for the sake of this blog I want to use it in reference to holistic, or powerful integrity.  I want to expand your everyday use of these words from just the idea of honesty, and a word you see on the front of a bible to include the essence of these words:

Holy: without need, whole, mature, complete and contented within itself.  The need of nothing external to satisfy.  (I love this word!!!  I love that the bible encourages us to be holy!)
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Integrity: without compromise or weakness.  The idea of integrity is a wheel with spokes.  The only way a wheel has integrity is if all the spokes are present, and without compromise or weakness.   As this wheel moves forward each point of strain is met with more than enough power to remain true and peaceful (undisturbed).

The question I want to meditate on in reference to these words is “Can we heal ourselves?”  Yes, but I want you to think of the benefits of not healing first.   This could be a touchy subject for some, but for example, would anyone give you the time of day if you didn’t moan over your latest pain, and discomfort…what would we talk about if we were all healthy, integrated, and holy? Image If you listen to coffee conversation between good friends you will hear swear words, discontented worries, and joking about the grand troubles we find ourselves in. If the conversation is on the positive, hopeful side we are discussing how to overcome our woes.  I only wish to point out that sometimes we subconsciously do not wish to be holy, integrated, or well.  I want you to realize you are responsible!!
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We live from the idea that the external force of life is so powerful that we live reacting and writhing in fear on a daily basis. 

We are afraid of life!!  We feel victimized by daily pains and miseries.
Image Overcome!  Overwhelmed!  Helpless!

Think about how our actions are defensive instead of offensive: We diet for love and admiration, we make money because we don’t want to starve and be homeless, we have to do a number of things we wouldn’t normally do to keep friends and family liking us and peaceful.

The sad part is that we have no idea how powerful our inner force is.

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It’s like we don’t know that “greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the world”, because from day one we’ve been negotiating our spirit off in exchange for security, safety, validation, affection, acknowledgement, etc.  Compromising our spirits and souls in exchange for what is valued by the external world raping our soul and spirit.

It was not uncommon in the 80’s to hear about a music artist who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune, but this has been going on to some degree through the ages in all of us.

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Realizing you are the only one who can give away pieces of yourself (taking responsibility), pieces of  your spirit and soul to anybody who will take care of you. Take full responsibility for attaching your soul to vanities of life that comfort you or make you feel safe.  Acknowledging that your spirit is more powerful than any external force of nature or life, that you do not need to sell out, but to listen!!!  LIsten to your spirit!  This is the meaning of being CENTERED.  This is true integrity!

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Say with me: I cannot listen to the Values of the external world that are compromising my health, essence, and spirit any longer. I must dismiss and forgive the lies that have ravaged and captured my full potential.  I’ve got to listen to what is going on in my inner world, my Spirit – For this is INTERGITY and impacts my biology and even my DNA.  I must be true to my Spirit!  I must stay integrated and centered!

I have so much more I want to say about this, but for now I bid you blessings!!

The Nature of Motion

A few years ago I went with my Besties to Myrtle Beach.  I had some massage training I was doing there and invited them to come enjoy the water with me.  I hadn’t been around the ocean very much and with movies like “Jaws” and hearing talk about undertow I was quite freaked out! For all I knew undertow was this thing that could just pull you under water if you got too far out in the ocean, and you’d just drown.  So I watched my friends play in the waves from the safe beach where it looked like they were WAY too far out.  I was so worried about them. The funny part is that I’m the certified life guard.  Becoming a life guard involves alot of swimming and rescue simulation, but also involves watching REAL scary REAL LIFE water accidents :0),  but I digress.

Finally, I braved out into the water with a boogie board and before long you couldn’t get me out of the water.  Me and my friends were in the endless rhythm of the ocean and just letting it take us away!!!  The motion of the waves is intimidating and elating!!  The waves coming at us were so large they towered over our heads by what looked like 10-15feet!  Each time a wave would come I would freak out.
Unknown-1  The water around my body would recede down to knee deep while the wave above looked like a giant.  The longer I was in the water I learned the rhythm…the low low, and the little tiny hop I would make to jump to the top of the wave and sail over it’s frothy crest!  At the top I was so high!  And at the bottom I was so low!  It was an ebb and flow that turned completely relaxing and energizing!

With each ebb the fear of the on-coming wave would grip me, every time.  But I was also excited once I learned that the tiniest hop at the perfect timing could pull me straight into the heavens on the top of a magnificently powerful wave.  I’m getting so excited just talking about it!!

So this blog is about rhythm in our lives and how perfect timing plays the leading roll!  Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted OUT NOW?  You wanted to run away with your hair on fire?   You were panicking with the needs, or lack you felt?  You were sure devastation was inevitable?  I like to call this the Moment of Squeeze.  It’s the low low place where the water is at your knees and the wave is 15foot over your head coming down.  I want to raise your gratitude for this place, this Moment of Squeeze.  I want to inspire you to see this Moment of Squeeze as the place to trust, to wait for perfect timing, to be grateful that change (positive change) is coming.
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Realizing the Moment of Squeeze is a pressure and an energy that makes you want to move, lets explore this wonderful rhythm!!  Most of us want to stay comfortable and unalarmed at all times.  We hope for no rainy days, no pain, and no cares!  We move through our lives avoiding conflict and running to comfort.  Those who run to comfort every single time often find themselves at the bottom of an empty bottle of vodka, with credit card debt up to their ears, or any number of addictions.  Running from things is not always the best move.  We must stay grateful and trust this wave like motion in our lives and learn to respect and love it.
 This motion is a dance of trust.  Believing that this Moment of Squeeze not to crush you but to move you into a place for success!

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The Flow sweeps us forward effortlessly and the Ebb pulls at us with challenges and necessity (the mother of invention).  This is the natural healthy pace and rhythm of life.  It is the most powerful long-term forward progress you can possibly make.  You see the Ebb is just as beneficial as the sweeping Flow!  We all want the Flow (a super natural break or promotion), but more commonly we get the Moment of Squeeze instead!  It is all FLOW once you discover perfect timing and….“wait for it”….hop into a new idea, a creative solution, or a new way of looking at a situation.  Much of this is learning to let go of habits and belief patterns that do not benefit us any longer to make room for the sweeping Flow.
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The key in all this is gratitude.  This keeps your head from getting freaked out so that you can use your head for creative ideas and solutions.  Believe in perfect timing and… “wait for it”….

ENJOY THE RIDE!

Holistic Product Rave!!

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I’d like to give a shout out to Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue and Bone Repair!!
Great stuff.  I got an unusual rash on my stomach after Christmas where my belly button actually cracked and started bleeding.  I used Dr. Christopher’s ointment on my belly one night and next day the rash was healing and the cracks where healed up!!  No Joke!  I originally bought the ointment for a broken bone, but this stuff works so fast on skin, no wonder it helps broken bones!!
It is very reasonably priced.  All ingredients are wildcrafted.  Comfrey root is the main therapeutic ingredient. Once you open the ointment you keep it in the refrigerator.  It’s lasted me forever and I’m finding new ways to use it all the time.
Click your cursor over the title of the ointment above and it will take you to Dr. Christopher’s website. This is a wonderful household item to have in the first aid kit.  ENJOY!!

 

You Have a Sound, a Song!

I took piano lessons for several years growing up and I’ve always loved music.  Something that my sisters made fun of was that after practicing my mandatory music lesson for the day I would finish or decompress by playing a diddle I randomly played every single time I finished.  What was strange is that I never tried to play the diddle, yet it was exactly the same tune every single time. I was just letting my fingers go and sort of doing a piano “sigh of relief”.  My sister’s came to call this diddle my song.  They would say that that diddle was what I sounded like.  I understood what they meant but after reading this link about an African tribe that has a song for each person before birth did I think of it having any significance. This is so beautiful to me.  You must read it: (click here)The Baby’s Song

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We all have a song, a sound, a rythmn and it is a treasure to get to discover what it is, as it is a treasure to discover other’s song.  Your song is your significant blessing to the world.  I want to sing your song, and I’m glad you have listened to mine!

Happy Journey!

Sweet Spot Living

There was a time when I did a substantial amount of running.  In fact, the year I turned thirty years old I bought a brand new pair of shoe at the beginning of my birthday month and decided to put 100 miles on them before the month was over.  I enjoyed the challenge, but one of the benefits that I didn’t expect from spending that much time on the road for hours on end was the emotional, mental, and spiritual muses I found.

For example, if I thought about breathing in through my nose and mouth I would get winded on hills or through rougher terrain, but if I thought about the oxygen enter through my chest/ heart region as a more powerful place to power out of I could execute greater obstacles with ease.  I would imagine running from my heart or love.

Another example was that I accidentally found one day that if I lifted my chest and used a falling forward motion to run that my legs would follow and I would move faster with the greatest ease!  So, every time I ran I would try and find this perfect angle for my body to run in.  When I found it, it would feel like I was being carried down the road, like there was this point in space where all effort ceased, where it was all fun, and I accomplished greater goals!

These things are still muses for me to this day.  Is it possible that there is also a way to move through life from the heart, or from a sweet spot?  Is there a personal rhythm, a vibration or an organ of the body that would give me more freedom in movement and enjoyment for the challenges of life?  I think we all hope to find a place like this.

I check my self-dialogue and listen for the words “should” or “shouldn’t” to see if I’m moving through life with ease or if I’m straining.  I’ve done many things with sheer grit, but my strength wore thin.  Let me explain: this may sound funny to you but I used to self-dialogue that I shouldn’t cry, I should be grateful.  I should stay strong!  I would say I shouldn’t sit down, or take a nap during the day because that is lazy.  I ran around with “should” and “shouldn’t” beating me like a slave.  Everything was an effort, and I found that very little resulted beneficially from it.  However, I’ve found that if I situate my schedule and living style to something that is more energizing for me as a uniquely created individual, regardless of whether or not it is appreciated by those around me or deemed as fun, or boring, I begin to move through life with ease and greater effectiveness!  For example, I love animate movies (Nemo, Peter Pan, Cinderella…I can’t wait to see Frozen that just came out), and I almost vomit with pain to watch movies with any kind of violence or cruelty.  Now, this eliminates some of my socializing, because most friends want to watch a true life story and not cartoons when they go to a movie.  I could despise this about myself and make myself get used to more violence (realizing it’s paid actors, not real people, etc.).  Or I could think of my self as too self-righteous because I can’t handle brutality.  I could make myself wrong either way.  So often I feel like my life rhythm is boring or not enough fun, but when I accept these things about myself and learn to lean into them and enjoy them I begin to thrive.

It’s been a joy to share these thoughts with you.  Thanks for reading.

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