Wednesday, September 2, 2015


This famous physicist is one of my favorite philosophers so when I saw his image and quote  floating around on Facebook it immediately got my attention. In reviewing some of the comments on the post I was surprised to find so much controversy over whether or not Albert Einstein actually said these words or would have even thought them. However, the words spoke to me. I felt their TRUTH.

For over two decades I have studied and used subtle energy in my health practice. It is one of the tools I teach individuals to bring positive change  into their lives for their health, happiness or career path. Maybe this is why the quote impacted me so. It took something I BELIEVE and simplified it into something my core KNOWS to be true. BECOMING THE VIBRATION is simpler than it may sound, however, it does take being PRESENT. That means being aware of your thoughts sufficiently to return them to a positive state when your mind strays…and it will.

There is a line in our mind’s thinking that needs crossed to move beyond one energy vibration to a higher one. This line is something like an energy rut formed from complacent repeated thoughts about a subject. Generally, we are so busy getting through events or issues that we can’t see beyond them. Our mind returns to the same negative point  and repeats the beliefs and behaviors that haven’t worked before…until we become fed-up.  Dissatisfaction invariably leads to change and the more dissatisfied we become the stronger the emotional energy force to help us leap forward. I give more details on this in my book SHIFT: A 5th Dimensional Approach … Positive Change does not come from vengeance, condemnation or a victim viewpoint but it can come from anger. Anger is a divine gift that acts as a catalyst, stimulating action. It clears the fog, leaps the rut and influences our minds to design an escape. It creates new options.
Once a new mental image exists, begin to see yourself within it. Can you feel a sense of happiness or success in this perfect solution? Be aware of what's around you: what do you see, smell and even taste? What are you wearing? What do you hear around you? The more senses you are using the greater the reality you create. Planning each step of the way is not important. Sense your happiness. When your day leaves you less than happy, go back to your image and revive it. If you are one who finds it difficult to visualize, I have a way to help with guided visualizations.

 Whether Einstein really said the words in the opening image is not as important as the fact that I’ve found the practice to work. I've used it many times for myself and in helping others. To become the higher vibration, form an image. Then become it.  Or "become the change you want to see"

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Disassociation through a Relocation

Changing the way we see things as a way of releasing unhealthy attachments is the theme of almost everything I write or teach. For over three decades I have been guiding clients and students to find healing and greater happiness through learning to observe a situation from a   multi- faceted viewpoint. Even my Healing Vacation Retreats  incorporate this tool.  They are held in an environment far different than what most people have experienced.  I use the Caribbean Coast of a 3rd World, or underdeveloped Central American country, Honduras.
Few have understood the critical importance of this change of location strategy more than the late Luther Burbank, known as the Wizard of Horticulture.* Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Darwin’s The Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication, Burbank concentrated on the idea that “organisms when removed from their natural conditions, vary.” Meaning that if a young plant or animal is taken out of its native environment it becomes accepting to influences (or information) of new surroundings, even to overriding its genetics. This is how Burbank was able to develop more than 800 strains and varieties of plants during his 55-year career. Some of these include the Shasta daisy, the Free Stone peach and the Russet potato.
You might be thinking that plants and animals should be more susceptible to subtle energy changes, that we human beings have deep rooted emotional attachments to family, locations, and even names.  Each of these makes disassociation from negative experiences a challenge.   Trying to emotionally transcend a past situation when a location is a daily reminder only creates an emotional rut.  To be open to new information and break free of the rut often takes a jolt. This emotional impact may come on its own in the way of a loss of personal or career relationship, or a physical trauma, even a complete relocation. To me the friendliest jolt is a Healing Vacation.   

When vacation guest arrive at my home and have checked-in with their family or friend, I have them disconnect electronically and step back into a simpler time; one without instantaneous worldwide contact. In most cases guests immediately relax at the thought of being free from the addictive electronic world. Every guest is encouraged to keep a journal during their week to 10 day immersion into this soul reawakening and the changes that take place during their stay. Relaxing, grounding and balancing become so much easier without distractions of familiar habits and past reminders.   

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rituals and Ceremonies

Most of the articles I write cover topics related to physical or mental/emotional wellbeing, so you might wonder how a post about rituals and ceremonies could fit here. Yet, it does. The physical world we live in exists in a duality and the 2 worlds influence each other. There is an unseen (spiritual) aspect which acts on or reacts to the 3 dimensional carbon-based portion we are used to. As we become more familiar with this it becomes easier for all manner of wonderful things to happen; dreams are realized and the Law of Attraction makes sense. Expanding belief to a world outside of what can be tasted, touched, and seen allows us to influence positive change in our lives.  
Ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, and funerals are a way of making or fulfilling agreements and promises that exist between us and the other world. Ceremonies are physical acts that unite the two dimensions in a way that supports our spiritual evolution and offers peace to the soul.  Yet, I believe that  marriages, and the covenant they represent, are already made and sealed by the two entering into the union long before they are performed by a governing authority.  The fact that a marriage is a spiritual covenant explains why most divorces are so painful. Energetically they cause a ‘rent in the veil’ (Matthew 27:51) tearing threads of etheric fabric 

Rituals are actions we mortal beings use to influence the energy field in the etheric. Since energy travels in a circular motion, what we send out by way of thought and supported with belief, will return to us. The addition of a physical action helps focus and define our attention.  What we think about grows in intensity. When thoughts are for a positive purpose in our lives, they manifest feelings of empowerment. When fearful or negative thoughts begin to grow, they lead to obsessing which takes over and  begins defining our lives. The only way to STOP this thinking is through action and rituals are action.  

Rituals can be simple everyday activities such as pulling weeds, clearing your work desk or a closet.  You might draw a line in the dirt and step over it, write and burn a letter of release and offer the ashes to the wind. I often use a process called casting. The action can have its own benefit in the physical plane such as with the closet cleaning, but what makes it a powerful ritual is the mental intention applied to it.   
A ritual can help release negative emotional attachment you may be applying to anything that is bothersome. I have led rituals for people coming out of hurtful relationships, for someone committing to a change in lifestyle  such as in quitting smoking or weight-loss program, or just entering a new decade in life. Rituals are freeing and so any day is a good day to perform a ritual; they give spiritual importance to ordinary activities.   

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

(Liver) Healing From the Core

Do all these veggies make you wonder, whatz cookin’? Well in this case it’s my dog’s food. Wait, wait. Keep reading, I’m not an over- the-top pet owner…what I am is a concerned person whose small dog has liver damage. I have heard that it is not uncommon for small dogs here in Honduras to have liver problems ...they are generally put to sleep. According to the research I’ve been doing on the subject, liver damage is a common condition EVERYWHERE regardless of size so I’m sharing what I’ve learned to help others.

 Our awareness of this problem came after our dog, Magna, dislocated her leg running from a 4 legged bully. This event began a series of visits to the vet, multiple medications for inflammation and pain, as well as having to anesthetize her twice within hours; once to be  x-rayed and a second time to reset her joint. These details are not to solicit sympathy for our gal but to paint a picture for you of the amount of chemicals this small (20 lb.) dog’s liver had to process on top of 5 years of worming, rabies shots, flea shampoos not counting any influence from commercially prepared snacks or foods she may have eaten.  

The 4 month process was pretty traumatic for all of us and was telling me that there was  something that we were not finding.  Magna had been tightly bound for a week. Yet, when the bindings came off she was still limping. A boil began growing on the toe of the damaged leg. That’s what led to finding that her ligament had been torn. During this time Magna had also vomited yellow foam twice and she had no appetite. At this point my husband and I decided to see if time and home care would allow her to heal rather than go through the veterinary process again.  

I am an Am. Expat living in the under developed country of Honduras. Small animal vets and diagnostic equipment for small animals are limited. I began to research some of the symptoms I had been noticing. Her stools had an orange color to them. There was the yellow vomit to research.  As a naturopath I am aware of meridians of energy taught in Chinese Medicine and applied that knowledge to the appearance of the boil that was growing larger on the toe. All of these were indicators of liver damage. It only made sense that the leg could not heal if the immune system was compromised. Knowing that Green Foods heal, we began a food program which included liquid Chlorophyll and avocado. Almost anything she ate had to be liquefied . 

There was an overnight improvement. She using the foot with more confidence.  Yet, experience had taught me that when there is an emotional investment in a problem our natural logic can become distorted.  I remembered that animals are much more sensitive to herbs and oils than people are. I needed advice from a holistic vet. I found Five Leaf Pet Pharmacy online.  They have nutritional/herbal programs for many diseases including liver damage. Their liver program made sense to me from an herbal and nutritional standpoint. Herbs for cleansing and healing, high amounts of plant based foods and green food supplements. It was the same principle I was applying in using the Purium Detox Program to heal a tooth infection.
Our living outside the US requires patience or creativity when having items being delivered to our door. For that reason I decided to adapt the Five Leaf food program to the herbs we had on hand. I used red clover and yellow dock , then cornsilk for kidneys,  EPA oils and Green Zone powdered food product from Nature’s Sunshine. The Green Zone is one that I suggest in many of my healing programs.

 Within days Magna was using all four feet equally. She is back to swimming and moderate running.  She will still favor her foot  when she is fatigued or stressed but after 4 months of distress it is wonderful watching her return to normal.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Bringing Your Body to its Pefect Form


Of the 3 basic components that can bring your body to its perfect health and form, water is the easiest to incorporate. Not everyone is ready to commit to the kind of 10 Day program I completed last week  but increasing your water intake is a small commitment.  Just as water cleans and purifies everything in our environment it will remove impurities stored in cellular tissue and soft joint material. Over50% of the human body is fluid, yet we lose over a liter daily; 300 to 500milliliters through simply breathing not to mention urinating and sweating. Some sources say that soft drinks, juices and caffeine drinks can be considered water replacements…they may be fluids but do they offer the cleansing of water?

My neighbor loves to entertain and would cook copious amounts of steak, seafood and poultry to regularly entertain friends. This way of eating plus social drinking became a normal lifestyle for him. By the time he was 40 years of age he was having chronic sinus congestion with headaches, along with back and knee pain. A very wise doctor told him to reduce his consumption of animal protein and get off of all beverages except water. He was to drink 2 liters of it every day. Within 5 months the headaches were gone, sinus problems cleared, back and knee pain gone and he had dropped 15 pounds.    
If you are a baby boomer you may recall Dr. Stillman’s Quick Weight Loss Diet. It is designed around eating six small, low carbohydrate meals, daily along and consuming eight glasses of water a day. One of the things that impressed me about the Purium program I just finished was its direction of consuming something light every 2 hours and drinking water.

 If  healing is a priority over weight loss you may find answers in a book titled Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj.  What you will read is a synopsis of the doctor’s 12 years of clinical and scientific research in using water as the only medicine.  Dr. Batmanghelidj claims “ It is chronic dehydration that is the root cause of many of the diseases we confront in medicine at the present”.

Water is basically free. It has no negative side effects. Why wouldn’t you try drinking 8 glasses (3 L) a day?  Check in a few days and I'll give you another tool for healthy change.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Even a Bunny knows to Eat the Color Orange

Rabbits are famous for eating lots of green grasses and vegetables however; many fruits and vegetables in the orange color family are among some of their favorites.

The energy aspects of orange and the area of support in the body are the same with this color. It is the second chakra around the area of the navel. Any issues with authority females can cause energy to become stagnant in this area. That stagnation could have a negative effect on protein digestion ( small intestine ) as well as the healthy role of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Many orange colored fruits and vegetables are shaped like a womb, which is why the ancients used them as medicine for hormonal balance. Pumpkins, Hubbard squash and papaya, when sliced open have a large cavity holding seeds, just like a fertilized uterus.
Carrots are high in organic sodium, Vitamin A and antioxidants. Papaya is high in Vitamin C which is needed for building collagen. It is also a female tonic as are peaches. Oranges are also high in Vit.C, thiamine and  are a balance  of organic sodium and potassium. There is always wild yam which traditional cultures through much of the western hemisphere have used as an anti-inflammatory especially for the uterus. It is high in the mineral manganese; considered by many holistic healers to be the ‘love mineral’ since often the placenta shows a shortage of this mineral in cases of miscarriage. 

If you have been diagnosed with leaky gut, nervous bowl, have discomfort in your abdomen or lack energy try including the color orange in your diet. You might even use orange placemats under your plates so your eyes pick up that orange light.  

Our western culture separates food from medicine but that has not always been the case with humankind. Hippocrates said “Let food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food.” All plants are complex mixtures of chemical substances that make specific chemical changes in the body. The ideal is when the body and its fuel are in harmony so balance is upheld.  Eat like a bunny to have perfect health.

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Taking Control

Other than Cancer, CONTROL seems to be the most prominent ‘C’ word used by our society today. It’s a word we use when we feel that some aspect of our lives is spiraling beyond our grasp. An iron fist approach to a situation is no guarantee of achieving healthy or happy results, yet there are ways to take control by simply letting go. Stepping back from a situation can offer a clearer perspective and help a negative into a positive. 

Even when life seems to be running on a fairly even keel, some event can occur that inflames a situation and begins to grow beyond what we feel we can or want to deal with. An example is the insanity of arguing with a child; an event where no one wins. Whether the situation includes interaction with others or just us, the chaos always includes some drama. It is this element that expands a situation out of our control; the emotional investment.

Answers begin to appear with the removal of the emotional component. One of the ways to do this is to imagine the problem belonging to someone else. You want this to be someone you care about. Even a brother, sister or best friend exist outside your natural emotional energy field. What would your advice to them be? Invariably our advice to another comes from a clearer mind than we use to make choices for ourselves. Emotions distort the truth of a reality.

What if you have been caught in this drama for quite a while or it is one with deep attachments, making detachment seem impossible? There are instances where we have invested so much emotion into a situation that it has woven a thick web of energy that makes objectivity doubly difficult. When this occurs with clients I have them do Casting, or we do a simple circle ritual. This ritual can be accomplished in the outdoors with a drawing in the dirt or in my office space with a piece of paper. 
Start with drawing a large circle. Inside the circle place or draw an object that represents the problem. Then place something to represent you in this situation. If you are doing this outside in the dirt you can use stones; if you are drawing it on paper just make an X or heart for yourself. Affirm out loud who and what is what. Then draw or cut a line that separates you from the problem. Within moments you will feel tension leave your body. Without taking control, you’ve taken charge of yourself again.   

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Evolution of the Spirit


I recently posted a message on Twitter  suggesting that this Easter season was a time to give thought to words such as new, renew and transcend.  These are words appropriate to the season yet they also relate to changing the conditions of our minds or our health. Making new, renewing and transcending are part of evolution and describe aspects of healing.

One of my favorite authors, Dr. Stephen Chang: doctor of Chinese medicine, holding doctorates in philosophy and medicine, made a statement about evolution that I quoted in writing SHIFT: A 5thDimensional Approach…. He states “Life is to live. Life is also to evolve. Anything that takes form in this universe has a purpose - that of using space and time to improve its self and evolve into a higher form.” These words apply to our consciousness, our emotional wellbeing as well as our physical health.

Yet, I don’t believe it is possible to focus on one aspect of our being without influencing the others. For example, Feldenkrais movement, yoga, Tai Chi and other body healing exercises are acclaimed  for their positive affect on physical healing but one of their commonalities is the use of disciplined breathing. It brings about  a quiet mind.

The quieter the mind the less importance life’s dramas seem to have and the hardships that drained away much of the joy of life appear less.  Most of the negative daily distractions require participation. If there is no energy invested into participating, the issue dies.  A quiet mind state not only offers freedom from mental distress it also restores the
Acid/Alkaline balance necessary to wellbeing while relaxing the central nervous system.

From a quiet mind the world appears differently, we respond to situations in a different way, therefore the outcome becomes healthier.  It becomes an evolution of the spirit. Here is an exercise that not only quiets the mind but will help ease pain and stomach upsets...even reflux or hiatal hernia pain. Try it now. Breathe in deeply, slowly counting to 5, then exhale slowly using the same count. Repeat the exercise 5 times and experience the  difference. ~ Malana

Here is a 3 minute breathing exercise
Let me know if you feel a difference.