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    “ There are things in life where your soul gets ripped apart but you can mend it, you can see it in a different way, you can move through that experience with grace. ” – Bryce Dallace Howard

There are things in life where your soul gets ripped apart but you can mend it, you can see it in a different way, you can move through that experience with grace.
– Bryce Dallace Howard

I recently watched Bryce Dallace Howard’s interview with Marie Forleo and loved when she said that. It resonated with me because alongside my own challenges, I have seen others in my life, including my beautiful clients, encounter challenges that have really made them feel broken, depressed, and dysfunctional.

Healing soul trauma involves understanding the ways in which your soul has been fragmented through certain experiences that have in turn, left you to acquire limiting beliefs and emotions that perpetuate a negative story within your psyche. This of course, creates an energetic imbalance that only attracts more of the same experience as opposed to something new that is in alignment with who you can be at your highest potential.

To illustrate the concept of soul trauma better, consider a relationship break-up as an example. Most people are familiar with or can imagine the pain that can be caused by this experience. It can lead to all sorts of feelings – anger, sadness, frustration, etc. Let’s say you were rejected – that can lead you to acquire the self-limiting belief of not being good enough. At this point, think about the damage done to your energy system – your heart chakra and astral field are already out of whack, as is your sacral chakra and emotional body. Add in the self-limiting belief, and your solar plexus and mental body takes a hit as well.

The way to correct these imbalances in energy healing is to conduct a soul retrieval – the idea being that the parts of yourself that were whole, complete and functional were left behind at the moment of the traumatic experience and must be retrieved. This isn’t something that energy healers can do by themselves – it is very much a collaborative effort with the person seeking healing, that involves the person facing their experiences from the past and identifying what self-limiting beliefs and emotions have been acquired as a result of those experiences. Then the person has to change the negative story playing in their psyche (i.e. I am not good enough) to a positive one (i.e. I am good enough but wasn’t valued by that person, so there is someone out there that will value me for who I am). This entire process can occur through self-reflection, introspection, or work with a professional such as a therapist.

The energy healer has the job of sending healing energy to assist with releasing repressed emotions and beliefs as a result of the traumatizing experience and reversing the damage done to the energy fields. People often have greater self-awareness after getting energy healing done – there is clarity that helps them to better identify the source of their problems and a positive outlook that provides them with the desire to move forward in a new direction.

Once the person reaches this point, the healing will begin to take effect and the person will begin to overcome their negative story and attract more positive experiences.

Moving Through Trauma With Grace
I have been thinking a lot about the nature of grace recently and I am starting to appreciate it more and more. It is often said that how a person weathers their storm is reflective of their character and I have always admired those who have handled their challenges with grace.

Upon encountering challenges, it’s very easy to turn to escapist behaviour, including addictions, which is why it’s important from an energy healing perspective to also focus on keeping the solar plexus strong (this is the center of willpower) and sacral chakra (the center of emotions, which feed addictions or co-dependent behaviours). Without these energy centers staying strong, a person can resort to avoiding having to deal with their challenges instead of overcoming them in a healthy way.

It is also important to heal the crown chakra, which is the center of faith. When you realize that everything happens for a reason, even if you can’t see it in the present moment, you are trusting a divine intelligence that is at work for your own personal growth, spiritual development, and higher good. Trust in this intelligence can fast-track your recovery, especially if you choose to stay connected with this higher energy through your challenges. This is perhaps the most difficult part of healing soul trauma, for it is often difficult to keep the faith when you feel like you have been victimized and it’s often a shift in perspective or spiritual understanding that can assist in this regard.

While the process of healing soul trauma can be difficult and take time, it can change a person’s being and life, which makes it well worth the effort.

Happy soul healing!

Diaries of a Juice Cleanser
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This past week, I set out to accomplish a daunting task – I was to have nothing but raw, organic juice for 3 days.

I chose to do this because I was feeling sluggish after countless occasions of eating out, celebrations with cake and way too much coffee throughout the week during work.

So I took a day off and ordered a juice cleanse for myself. It couldn’t be that bad – right?

Well, the first day was pretty bad – I found myself feeling light-headed, dizzy, tired and weak. I wondered how I would survive the whole day, let alone three full days. I somehow got through it and slept for 12 hours (which is very atypical for me, even on a weekend).

The next day, I found myself craving carbs – all I wanted was bread, pasta and chips. The funny thing is, I wasn’t hungry – the fiber from the juices kept me full and when I got hungry, it was time to juice again. Despite this, I craved carbs. I nearly cried when I smelled fresh toast being prepared in the kitchen by my father. (It’s okay- you can laugh).

I knew that from an energy medicine perspective, craving carbs means you have a sacral chakra imbalance and indulge in carbohydrate-rich food to feel comforted. So I decided that the best thing to do was to fight that feeling and figure out how to comfort myself without carbohydrates. I decided to do one of my favourite things during this time of year – I decorated my house for Christmas and in the process, somehow forgot that I wanted a gigantic baguette. That “I need bread now” feeling didn’t come back for the rest of the day.

The third day was the easiest – I kind of forgot I was juice cleansing. I had no withdrawal symptoms and enjoyed the taste of the juices. I missed chewing but I didn’t feel deprived. I moved into a mode of gratitude – I almost felt my cells thanking me for allowing them the time to rejuvenate.

In the following days, I eased back into my regular, healthy diet. My skin began to glow, I didn’t need coffee in the morning and the one day I did go for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, it felt artificial and tasted weird to me. Everything sweet tasted too sweet. And I really wanted greens instead of bread.

It is scientifically establsihed that it is your gut flora that drives your cravings. One of the purposes of a juice cleanse is to readjust your gut flora to a healthier state. Your cravings will tell you whether there has been a change and based on what I was craving, I believe there was a change in mine for the better.

Juicing from an Energy Medicine Perspective

Every organic fruit and vegetable has a high energetic frequency that corresponds to a particular chakra. For instance, beets correspond to the root chakra and assist with helping you feel energized and secure. Greens such as kale and spinach correspond with your heart chakra and assist with reducing inflammation and healing sadness. Lemons and ginger correspond to your solar plexus chakra and assist with increasing your self-esteem and reducing feelings of being victimized by life.

So you can imagine, with the amount of fruits and vegetables that your body gets on a juice cleanse, you are receiving a really strong dose of chakra therapy.

So I am not surprised that after the juice cleanse, I didn’t just notice a physical difference – I also felt more emotionally and mentally balanced. A lot of my anxiety disappeared. I was much more productive at work and I felt happier.

I also incorporated Zenith Omega™ into my juice cleanse. That energy healing system has specific clearings in the higher volumes that assist with an energetic detox of your major organs and elimination systems. I incorporated them into the second night of my cleanse and I don’t think it’s entirely by coincidence that the next day, my cleanse became really easy for me.

So if you think that you need a major chakra overhaul, along with energy medicine, you might want to consider a juice cleanse. I will say that it’s not meant for everyone and it’s best to discuss with a naturopath or nutritionist if it would be right for you. I personally liked it and plan on doing it more regularly to keep my energy fields clear, strong and vibrant. After all, if you are what you attract, don’t you want to be radiating the strongest frequencies that can super-charge your manifestation process and bring the best to you?

That’s why I tell my clients that you cannot neglect your diet and expect energy medicine to magically bring in wonderful results – especially if you have a physical health problem. You have to do your part to keep your body clean and healthy. I promise you, it’s worth it. 🙂

Healing With Sound & Music
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Do you love listening to music? Did you know that sound and music can have a healing effect on your chakras?

The basic premise of sound healing is that you can use musical notes to restore your chakras to their healthy frequencies. In doing so, you can accelerate recovering from a mental, emotional or physical issue associated with an imbalance in a particular chakra.

Each chakra vibrates at a particular frequency, which can be translated into a musical note.

Here is a list of the major chakras and their corresponding musical notes:
Root Chakra – “C”
Sacral Chakra – “D”
Solar Plexus Chakra – “E”
Heart Chakra – “F”
Throat Chakra – “G”
Third Eye Chakra – “A”
Crown Chakra – “B”

Listening to the notes can “tune up” the corresponding chakras that need healing. This in turn can have a positive effect on mental, emotional or physical issues associated with that chakra.

Here are some of the ways in which you can heal your chakras with sound:

  • The sound of drums is healing for the root chakra
  • The sound of the ocean is healing for the sacral chakra
  • Listening to Tibetan singing bowls that correspond to each chakra is a wonderful and inexpensive form of chakra therapy. I recommend Ben Scott and Christa Michell’s “Tibetan Chakra Meditations”.
  • Listen to music you love while exercising – compare how you feel when you exercise without music – I promise you’ll notice a difference.
  • Dancing to music is a great way to get your emotions out of your body. It also is very therapeutic for your sacral and throat chakras as it allows for creative expression.
  • Singing is a wonderful way to tune up your chakras, especially your throat chakra (even if this means singing alone in your car or shower :))
  • Sounds that correspond to specific brain wave frequencies can be very therapeutic:

·       o Listen to Alpha waves (7.5-12 Hz) for deep relaxation, which is beneficial for your whole body

·       o Listen to Theta waves (4-7.5 Hz) for deep meditation and light sleep, which is very supportive for third eye and crown chakra healing

 Have you had a healing experience with sound and music? Please share below! 🙂