Sunday, May 30, 2010

Art Therapy - Healing Through Art

It is very common to see people who find it difficult to voice their true feelings. Usually it may be because they may face a subject that makes them feel uncomfortable or they may just feel that they don't know how to relate what is going on in their minds. Not every one is blessed with the ability to verbalize their feelings, however they may be blessed with the ability to express through art.

Art Therapy is a means through which one can express their inner most feelings without having to say a single word. All that is required is some quite space, a sheet of papers and some colors in the form of pencils or paints and all they have to do is go with their heart. You don't have to think about it or plan it, just let it flow from within and loose yourself in what you are creating.

This type of art, puts your mind in a "thoughtless state" and just lets you be who you are good, bad or ugly. It is where true healing begins. Nobody needs to interpret the art. It maybe just for you, for your understanding and for your growth.

Art therapy is becoming increasingly popular over the years and has be known to unlock certain matters within you that you may not have known even existed. You start transforming your life, in a way that is only filled with love, joy and abundance.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Ingredients:

  • 10 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 7 drops of patchouli essential/fragrance oil
  • 4 drops jasmine essential/fragrance oil
  • 2 drops rose essential/fragrance oil

Blend ingredients well.

Warm up oil before doing any massage including your fingertips.

Healing with Crystals

Here are suggested crystals that can be used for a variety of different ailments, situations or body parts. Hold the crystal on you carrying the intention of healing or place directly on the affected part of the body.

  • Allergies: Chrysocolla, Zircon
  • Anxiety: Lapis Lazuli, Smoky Quartz, Citrine
  • Arthritis: Copper, Chrysocolla, Smoky Quartz
  • Asthma: Green Tourmaline, Rhodonite
  • Blood Pressure: Blood Stone, Turquoise
  • Business Increasing: Citrine, Cinnabar, Quartz
  • Broken Heart: Rose Quartz, Pink Topaz, Malachite
  • Cancer: Sugilite, Rhodocrosite, Flame Aura Quartz
  • Childbirth: Moodstone, Ruby, Jasper
  • Circulation: Ruby, Citrine, Pyrite
  • Constipation: Rhodochrosite
  • Colic: Malachite, Jade
  • Depression: Azurite, Kunzite, Topaz
  • Diabetes: Amethyst, Malachite, Owyhee Jasper
  • Digestion: Red Jasper, Gold Calacite, Citrine
  • Ears: Amber, Sapphire, Blue Fluorite
  • Energy Increasing: Peridot, Jasper, Amber
  • Entity Removal: Serpentine, Onyx, Obsidian
  • Fever: Chrysocolla, Blue Lace Agate
  • Grief: Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz
  • Hair: Quartz, Opal, Malachite
  • Headaches: Blue Lace Agate, Sugilite, Amethyst
  • Hearing: Sodalite, Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli
  • Infection: Galena, Ruby, Turquoise
  • Insect Bites: Lazulite, Monazite
  • Joints: Dioptase, Hematite, Albite
  • Kidneys: Honey Calcite, Carnelian, Jade
  • Liver: Azurite/ Malachite, Peridot
  • Lungs: Chrysocolla, Dioptase, Galena
  • Migraines: Jet, Tourmaline, Dioptase
  • Money Issues: Jade, Cinnebar, Citrine
  • Pain: Boji Stone, Sugilite, Malachite
  • Pancreas: Green Moss Agate, Alexandrite, Lodestone
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Moonstone, Hematite
  • Smoking: Oregon Amethyst, Adventurine
  • Sore Throat: Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite
  • Thyroid: Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, Chrysocolla
  • Weight (increasing): Epidot, unakite
  • Weight (decreasing): Labradorite, Picasso Stone, Serandite

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Aromatherapy for Cellulite

No matter how many times a day we go to the gym or how many diets we may be on, one of the most difficult things the get rid of is cellulite. Some times we may need an extra hand to get rid of this "hard fat" and the blend below is one I have used time and time again and has always proven to be very effective.

  • 100 ml of Sage carrier oil
  • 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of Marjoram essential oil
  • 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • 10 drops of Lemon essential oil
If you can not find Sage carrier oil, another option is to use any other carrier oil such as Almond or Olive and use 10 drops of Sage essential oil in it.

Mix the blend and massage your hips, thighs and belly. To specifically break down cellulite, it would be a good idea to use your knuckles, rolling and pinching techniques to really break down the fat. Also keep in mind that the detox effect is created when you work towards the lymph nodes. It also helps improve blood circulation. It is perfectly normal if it hurts a little bit, however the objective is to be firm and not to bruise the skin. If you do this everyday, in about 2-3 weeks you will notice your skin looking more firm and youthful, without the "orange peel" surface.

Aromatherapy for Alcoholism

There are several reasons why people deal with alcoholism. The most common is when it is on the genetic level and the other is an imbalance on an emotional or psychological level. However, too much of anything creates an imbalance in the body and mind.

The 2 aromatherapy oils that are most effective in treating alcoholism are:
  1. Clary Sage essential oil
  2. Fennel essential oil
There are several ways they can be used. An aromatherapy massage can be given mixing 3-4 drops in a carrier oil such as Almond or Olive oil. A few drops can also be put in a diffuser or oil burner. A couple of drops can also be put on a piece of cloth and the aroma can be inhaled.

These oils work on a mental, physical and emotional level as they decrease the influence of psychological reasons that push people to consume alcohol. It brings clarity to situations.

Note: By no means should the above be used as a replacement for medicine or other medical practices. It can be used in addition to any treatment.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Healing Properties of a Citrine

The Citrine stone is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Carrying the powers of the sun this is an exceedingly beneficial stone. It's warming, energizing and highly creative. This is one of the crystals that never needs cleansing. Citrine energizes every level of life.

It is also one of the stones of abundance. This dynamic stone teaches how to manifest wealth and prosperity, success and all good things. It is also a generous stone and encourages sharing what you have and yet helps you hold on to your wealth. It has the power to impart joy to all who behold it. Gloom and negativity have no place around Citrine. It is a useful stone for smoothing group and family discord.

Psychologically, Citrine raises self esteem and self confidence. It enhances individuality, improves motivation, activates creativity and encourages self expression. This stone promotes enjoyment of new experiences and encourages exploring every possible avenue until you find the best solution.

Mentally, Citrine enhances concentration and revitalizes the mind. It is excellent for overcoming depression, fears and phobias. Citrine promotes inner calm so that wisdom can emerge. Wearing a Citrine pendant overcomes difficulties in verbalizing thoughts and feelings.

Citrine is an excellent stone for re-energizing and recharging. It is highly beneficial for reverse degenerative disease. Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen and the pancreas. It negates infections of the kidney and bladder, helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid. It has a warming effect and fortifies the nerves. Citrine is an excellent eliminator - it relieves constipation and removes cellulite. As an elixir, it is helpful for menstrual problems and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, balancing the hormones and alleviating fatigue.

It also great when places in the wealth corner of your home/room to attract wealth.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Reiki - Universal Life Force

Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei meaning universal and ki meaning life force/energy, therefore Reiki means Universal life force. It is an ancient laying-on of hands technique that uses universal life force (energy) to heal and balance the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki's ki-energies flow out of the practioner's body to heal, however Reiki never depletes you own personal energy.

Reiki can be practiced with the breath, eyes, hands and body. The intent of healing is what starts the flow of healing energy. Reiki can be used to heal anything from plants, to health, to situations, to relationships and the list goes on.

Receiving an attunement enables you to immediately become connected to the Universal Source of Ki and have the ability to do Reiki. Reiki can be practiced by anyone.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Healing Properties of a Diamond

The Diamond is a symbol of purity. Its pure white light can help bring a sense of wholeness into your life. It bonds relationships, bringing love and clarity into a partnership. It is said to enhance the love of a husband for his wife, it is seen as a sign of commitment and fidelity.

Diamond has also been seen as a symbol of wealth for thousands of years and is one of the stones of manifestation, attracting abundance. The larger the Diamond, the more abundance there is. A large Diamond is also excellent for blocking electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phones, there for they are great to wear as earings.

It is also considered to be an amplifier of energy. It is one of the few stones that never needs recharging. It increases the energy of whatever it comes in contact with and is very effective when used with other crystals for healing as it enhances their power. However, it can increase negative energy as well as positive energy. On a subtle level, it fills 'holes" in the aura, re energizing it.

Psychologically, the qualities that Diamond imparts include fearlessness, invincibility and fortitude. It also pin points anything that is negative and requires transformation. This beautiful stone also clears emotional and mental pain, reduces fear and brings about new beginnings. It is also a high creative stone that brings about creativity and inventiveness.

Diamond treats glaucoma, clears sight and benefits the brain. It also helps treat allergies and chronic conditions and rebalances the metabolism. Traditionally, it was used to counteract poisons.

Hyssop Essential Oil

Hyssop essential oil grows mainly around a Mediterranean region and is cultivated in Albania, the Balkan States, France and Hungary. The Hyssop herb grows to approximately 60 cm in height, bearing slim, pointed leaves and pale blue flowers. It usually grows in warm, dry, hilly places especially on rock slopes and sunny meadows. For ages it has been knows for its cleaning properties by the Greeks and Romans.

Properties: Tonic, Sedative, Expectorant, Stimulating, Antiseptic, Hypertensive, Antispasmodic.

Circulatory System: Is excellent in regulating blood pressure and can be used as a tonic in states of weakness and during convalescence. It is also known to be beneficial for cardio vascular disorders.

Respiratory System: Good for respiratory disorders as it liquefies mucus, promotes expectoration and relieves bronchial spams. It is an excellent remedy for cough, catarrhal conditions, influenza and bronchitis.

Nervous System: It strengthens the nerves and aids relaxation.

Skin: Very good for bruises and wounds.

Emotion: Clears the mind, creating a feeling of alertness. Brings deep emotions into focus, producing clarity.

This oil is best used in lower concentrations as it may cause irritation on sensitive people.