Dr. Markson’s “What We Are Made Of”

“Life is really simple, but we insist of making it complicated!”
-Confucius
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Love is often presented as the opposite of fear, but true love is not opposite anything. True love is far more powerful than any negative emotions, as it is the environment in which all things arise. Negative emotions are like sharks swimming in the ocean of love.

All things beautiful and fearful, ugly and kind, powerful and small, come

into existence, do their thing, and disappear within the context of this great

ocean. At the same time, they are made of the very love in which they swim and

can never be separated. We are made of this love and live our whole lives at one

with it, whether we know it or not.

It is only the illusion that we are separate from this great love that causes us to believe that choosing anything other than love makes sense or is even possible. In the relative, dualistic

world of positive and negative, darkness and light, male and female, we make

choices and we learn from them.

This is exactly what we are meant to be doing here on earth. Underlying these relative choices, though, is the choice to be conscious of what we are, which is love, or to be unconscious of it. When we choose to be conscious of it, we choose love.

We will still exist in the relative world of opposites and choices and cause and effect, and we will need to make our way here, but doing so with an awareness that we are all made of this love will enable us to be more playful, more joyful, more loving and wise, as we make our way.

Ultimately, the choices we make will shed light on the love that makes us

all one, enabling those who have forgotten to return to the source.

This world makes it easy to forget this great love, which is part of why we are here.

We are here to remember and, when we forget to remember again, to choose

love.

“We Teach What We Are” by Dr. Wayne Dyer

This article is an amazing example to explain that before you teach something you have to be it!

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When teachers and parents ask what they can do to help young people get off to a healthy start in life, I say, “Set a good example.” Let your respect and love be seen and felt. It works for children just as it does for all of us. Everything depends on what you believe about yourself. If you want to change your life, you have to change your self-concept. If you want to move to a higher place, you need to change your belief about what is possible for you and elevate your beliefs about yourself. Young people are forming their self-image every day—based largely on the examples of self-respect and self-esteem they see in the important people in their lives. What they believe about themselves and their lives is shaped by what they see and feel. We can make sure they see love.

Of all the beliefs that each one of us own, none is more important than the ones we have about ourselves. Our beliefs about ourselves are the single most telling factors in determining our success and happiness in life. A child’s self-image is a direct result of the kind of reinforcement he or she receives on a daily basis. Do they have the confidence that they can successfully complete any task before they attempt it? Do they feel good about the way they look? Do they feel intelligent? Do they think of themselves as worthy?

As you think the self-esteem of children, keep in mind that the barriers we erect to our own growth and happiness almost always are internal barriers. The lack of love in a person’s life is the internal fear that he or she does not deserve love. The absence of achievement is most often due to a genuine belief that one could never achieve at a high level. The absence of happiness stems from the internal sentence that “Happiness is not my destiny.”

Motivating children to have great aspirations for themselves is essentially the task of working on their self-portrait. Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see not only gains in achievement, but even more important, you’ll see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more. You will see happier faces, more excitement, and higher expectations for themselves. The only authentic barrier to a child’s own greatness (or yours) is fear of his own greatness.

When a child grows up to love himself, to be self-confident, to have high self-esteem, and to respect himself, there are literally no obstacles to his total fulfillment as a human being. Once a strong self-portrait is in place, the opinions of others will never be able to immobilize a child. The young person who feels confident as he approaches a task will not be undone by failure, but instead will learn from it. The child who respects himself will respect others. The young person who has learned to love himself will have plenty of love to give away.

Dr. Larry’s “Energetic Sweeping”

Have you ever thought about having two brooms?

 

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Sweeping your porch each day is regarded as an important cleansing ritual that prepares

your home for new energy.  In some of our lives, sweeping has become an activity performed without much thought. In many cases, sweeping is a lost art, replaced by the noisy, efficient vacuum cleaner. But in several cultures and religions, sweeping the front and back porch every morning is regarded as an important cleansing ritual that prepares the ground for new energy on every level—physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

It is often employed to sanctify a space and prepare it for a ceremony. This seemingly simple action has the power to clear away the old and make space for the new. It stirs up the energy in a place, clearing out the astral buildup that is the natural by-product of the presence of humans.

This kind of sweeping is not about cleaning the area of dust. In fact, the broom doesn’t have to actually touch the ground to be effective. You might want to consider having two different brooms, one you use for cleaning dust and dirt, and one you use for energy clearing.

If you are so inspired, you could decorate your broom by carving its handle, painting it, decorating it with gemstones and ribbons, or any other creative adornment that appeals to you. You can also make your own broom out of tree branches and twigs, or choose a naturally appearing broom from nature, such as a pine bough.

Sweeping each morning prepares the ground for the new day at the same time as it deepens our awareness of the importance of letting go of the past to welcome the present. As we clear the energy of our space, we clear our own energy systems. In addition, we create a space that feels clean, clear, and open to all who enter.

Be sure to think welcoming thoughts as you sweep, manifesting what you need for the

day. Making sweeping part of our daily ritual tunes us into the continuing cycle of releasing the old and welcoming the new that is the hallmark of a healthy energy system.

William Esteb’s “Spiritual Subluxations”

Often we are only concerned about our spinal subluxations that we often ignore the spiritual subluxations! Here’s an article about how to recognize those signs.

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Cloudy thinking – A mental fog makes it difficult to think clearly, obscuring opportunities and solutions.

Procrastination – Postponing a needed action is often a sign you’re off-purpose or unsure what it is.

Lack of concentration – Succumbing to the distraction of the Internet, email and other shiny objects can be an effective tactic.

Worry – Rehearsing what you don’t want is not only counterproductive, it squelches your creativity and problem-solving abilities.

Fear – A spiritual oppression that can only exist without faith, seducing you to live in a future that hasn’t happened. And probably won’t.

Depression – Anger (without enthusiasm) is a gold mine for drug companies, allowing the anger to go unforgiven.

A common deception is that spiritual oppression doesn’t exist. While chiropractic care is a good start, addressing spiritual subluxations requires spiritual tools such as prayer, fasting, gratitude and forgiveness.

Dr. Dyer “Being Peace”

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

— The Prayer of St. Francis

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You can become an instrument of peace in any given moment of your life by deciding that you are not going to use your mind for anything other than peaceful thoughts. This may sound extreme to you when you take into consideration all the difficult people you have to deal with, your financial picture, the illness of a close relative, the inconsiderate boss you must face, the taxes you owe, as well as outrageous traffic delays, and on and on. Try taking a breather from your habit of continuously looking for occasions to be non-peaceful. Go to that quiet, serene peaceful place within you that is covered by the outer layers of your material life. It is here that you know what being an instrument of peace means. Here, your emphasis is on giving, rather than receiving, peace.

When you are an instrument of peace, you are not seeking anything, you are a peace provider. You do not seek peace by looking into the lives of others and wishing that they would change so that you could become more peaceful. Rather, you bring your own sense of calm to everyone you encounter. You do not go about viewing every circumstance of your life in terms of whether it meets with your standard of peace. Rather, you bring your peaceful countenance to the chaos you encounter and your presence soothes the outer turmoil. Even if the turmoil continues, you have the freedom to choose a peaceful thought, or to quietly remove yourself from the immediate scene. How do you do this? Repeat the words of St. Francis that appear above. Chaotic moments are times to remember that you will not gain your peace from anyone else and that you choose to bring peace to every life situation you encounter.

The most important moments for cultivating this awareness are when you find yourself right smack in the middle of a tumultuous exchange, when someone is argumentative, surly, or irrational and you sense yourself falling into the pandemonium. Usually, in such moments your inclination is to blame all of the external forces for your absence of peace. Begin to look at these situations in a totally new way, one that will help you not only become a delivery person of calmness, but will make you a more reliable and steadfast instrument of peace.

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7 Practices Great for Your Emotional Health

A key to total health and wellness is making sure you have good emotional health.  Check out this article by Pathways.

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By Natalie Sager, Certified Holistic Healer, Certified Pilates Instructor

1. You are what you think

Our thoughts consume us. All day. Everyday. We think about our kids, our parents, our friends. We worry about work and finances and accomplishing the days goals. We fear accidents and illnesses and death. We daydream about living a life of ease and serenity. We analyze past conversations and dissect every angle of our life. We plot and plan and organize. We create chaos between our ears and stress in our souls. We begin changing the cell structure in our bodies which in turn affects the future of our lives.

We have 50 trillion cells in our body and every second, every thought is releasing different neurohormones that go into our cell membranes to signal to the brain that we can change the way DNA makes protein.

We have a lot of thoughts everyday, thousands and thousands of thoughts. Thoughts translate into chemistry through our nervous system. A thought of love translates in the brain into wonderful hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. Then suddenly we feel a surge of love and energy.

2. Positive and negative thoughts are profoundly affecting our future

Stress is the greatest cause of cancer and disease in the world. Positive thinking can promote healing, but negative thinking is equally as powerful in creating disease and even death. Positive and negative thoughts are profoundly affecting our future.

Thoughts give rise to emotions. Emotions rule our moods and minds and therefore affect our relationships with ourselves and others. When we learn to see the world differently we can enjoy a much healthier, happier life. Because our thoughts shape our lives, we would be remiss to ignore the gab between our ears.

How many of our thoughts are positive, inspiring, motivating, and calming thoughts? How many are negative, judgmental, self-deprecating thoughts?

Once we become aware of our thoughts and where our minds automatically go when put in stressful situations, we can either continue down the path of negativity, or we can change our pattern and decide to be happier.

It really is that simple.

Our thought patterns can directly influence our day, our week, our life. The beauty and simplicity of that is in the realization that we have the power to manipulate our thoughts and reconfigure our hearts purpose by simply acknowledging our thoughts and thought patterns.

3. Realizing your truth, is the first step in taking control of your potential

In addiction therapy, people are successful when they admit they have a problem. When they are aware that there is an issue that they need to work on, they are able to heal. Acknowledging there is a problem is the first step in successfully overcoming their addiction.

Because, as a society, we have this visceral reaction to the word addiction, admitting there is a problem is a problem in and of itself. It’s a double edge sword. But, the fact is, we are all addicted. Some addictions are healthy and nourish our eternal light and some addictions are self-sabotaging and are eating away at our hearts potential. Acknowledging your addiction, declaring it to be true, admitting the existence of your attachment, or realizing your truth, is the first step in taking control of your potential.

Once you have honored that certitude with honesty and candor, then you can move forward. At that point you are ready to progress. Progress is never a final destination, it is just the tool and the fire to keep you moving forward in a positive and constructive direction.

4. We need contrast and growth in our lives to help us appreciate more

We explain addiction as a weakness or a defect. We think of it as failure or a massive shortcoming. The word addiction and depression tend to go hand in hand because we are looking at addictions as a negative fault rendering us imperfect. However, we do not have to define addiction literally. Instead, we can use the definition and suggest to ourselves that addiction is a tool to help us improve our current situation. If there was no addiction, there would be no need for growth. And, without growth there is no contrast. We need contrast and growth in our lives to help us appreciate our lives. There is simplicity and depth in every experience.

It is our moral obligation to our souls, ourselves, our communities, and our families to acknowledge our addictions and then empower our thoughts to take honorable action in pursuing the higher good for ourselves and for others.

Remember, addiction does not have to imply alcohol or drugs, sex or stealing, violence or hate. You can be addicted to food, or exercise, attention, or guilt. You can be addicted to people or certain types of people. You can be addicted to shopping or materialism. You can be addicted to TV and the media. You can be addicted to video games or gossip magazines. You can be addicted to feelings, emotions, thought patters, moods, relationships, etc.

5. Become fully present and in the moment

Once you have honed in on your addictions and your “weaknesses”, you can begin your path to self-awareness. You will become more sensitive to your thoughts, your words and your actions.

I love the term “consciously aware” because it implies that you are fully present and in the moment when you say, do, or think something. If we all live our lives with constant conscious awareness we would have the power to truly feel and bask in the glory of life’s offerings. We would be in such awe of the world and the people in it, that our entire lives would shift.

The beauty of this is that we really do have that power. We have the inherent intuition which originates in the mind. It’s not metaphorical or philosophical, it is a reality we must drink with enthusiasm and respect. When we are ready to digest the Universes capabilities we are permitting ourselves to Be. To be in the moment, to be alive, to be intuitive, to be heard, to be loved, to be helpful, to be worthwhile, to be blessed, to be productive, to be you.

6. Learn to love yourself

Self-discovery is one of life’s most cherished gifts we can give ourselves. Learning to not only love yourself but contriving the meaning behind your existence will bring you to a place of peace and true contentment.

We have the innate ability to tap into our inner being and develop our future success and usefulness. Our energetic field of power has the ability to attract anything we desire into our lives. The possibilities and potential prospects are infinite. In order to use our intrinsic ability to discover our purpose, we need to become aware of the mind chatter in our heads.

Our thoughts are energy, our physical bodies are energy, our relationships are energy, we are filled and surrounded with energy from the universe and its electric field. When we use these energetic thoughts  in a beneficial way, we are contributing to the betterment of the world. And, when we give to the world, we feed our souls purpose.

It is a circle. A circle of being, a circle of energy; a ripple effect where one thought or action will influence or impact the next thought or action. What we don’t realize is that we have countless opportunities everyday to positively feed ourselves which will then feed others.

7. Start seeing your glass as half full

What are you thinking about right now? Is it serving you or others? What kind of language are you using when you are thinking? Positive, optimistic, encouraging, and loving thoughts? Or draining, depressing, painful thoughts that are negatively affecting your mood. In the simplest of terms, are you a glass half full, or a glass half empty type of person?

Every second of everyday we are thinking, whether we are of present mind to realize that is another story, which is why it is so important for us to become aware of the buzz inside our minds. Before we react, we have to actively think about what is going to come out of our mouths and how that will potentially affect the being we are connected to and connecting with. Acknowledge the monologue in your mind and change is on its way.


natalie-headshotHi, My name is Natalie Sager, the Modern Hippie Mama and I am bringing Hippie back! My company, HeWeLoHa is a groovy acronym for Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness. I am a Mama to my amazingly delicious sons, Jonah, and his baby brother, Skye. My mission is to inspire, educate & empower fellow Hippie Mama’s to take control of their HeWeLoHa. As the main power houses in the home we can then create a ripple effect to our family, friends, community and beyond. As Martin Luther King so simply put, “I have a dream.” My dream is to reach as many Mama’s across the world so that we can positively shift the mental, physical, and spiritual health for the collective benefit. My dreams are big, my vision is clear, my enthusiasm and determination are contagious.

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Why is Pediatric Chiropractic so important?

We all have this thing called a nervous system and it is becoming increasingly important for us to find ways to take care of our nervous system because wordly pleasures definitely don’t help us… From preservatives in foods, lack of sleep, stress, and physical activity, our bodies take a beating! While it is important for adults to maintain chiropractic care, it is EXTREMELY important that children are introduced to Chiropractic care as early as day 1 and continue chiropractic care throughout their lifetime. During infancy and childhood, there is rapid growth and development of the spine and nervous system which is why this is so important. As you know, your spine is what protects your spinal cord from damage- your spinal cord consists of millions of nerves and fibers that run from your brain down your entire spine and is responsible for sending your entire body information. It is basically how your brain communicates with the rest of your body. Subluxations, or misalignments, in the spine can lead to communication interference causing an array of issues. This is a big deal when we are talking about the growing and developing bodies of infants and children. Some benefits of Pediactric Chiropractic include: sleep issues, colic, earaches, acid reflux, asthma, allergies, ADD/ADHD, and behaviors such as wetting the bed. Infants and children are very resilient and tend to respond to chiropractic care rather quickly. Even if your child is not presenting with any symptoms, it is still important to get your child adjusted as a preventative measure against future issues that could arise. On top of all these wonderful benefits, Chiropractic is very effective for aiding in immune system health! So what are you waiting for??