Emotional Detox Through the Holidays: Using The Emotion Code and Body Code to Find Forgiveness and Let Go of Emotional Baggage by John Schlapbach

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The holidays can be a time of joy and connection, but for many of us, they can also be a time of stress and emotional pain. From unresolved family issues, to feeling overwhelmed by the commercialized expectations of gift giving and celebrations, to the general chaos of the season, it can be difficult to find feelings of peace and contentment. Thankfully, with the help of The Emotion Code and Body Code, we can find a pathway to emotional detox and freedom. Through the practice of forgiveness and letting go of emotional baggage, we can find the healing that we need to enjoy the holidays and move forward feeling lighter and brighter.

Benefits of emotional detox through the holidays

There are many potential benefits of emotional detox and forgiveness work during the holidays. For example, as we release trapped emotions, we also release trapped energy that can create physical issues, such as aches and pains, as well as emotional and mental issues, such as anxiety, stress, and lowered immunity. Forgiveness is also a form of self-love that shows us that we are strong enough to let go of whatever is holding us back. As we release negative feelings and thoughts, we also free up energy for positive feelings and thoughts that allow us to fully enjoy the holidays. There are also a number of emotional benefits to consider, as well. Feeling lighter and freer from emotional baggage may allow you to focus more on gratitude during the holidays. You may also be able to tap into a sense of inner peace that will allow you to better enjoy connecting with friends and family. Finally, you may find that you are better able to cope with stressors, such as long lines and busy holiday schedules, which may allow you to fully engage with the holiday spirit.

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Grey Cloud by Shawna McCrea of Balance Financial

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After being in the Financial Industry 20+ years I have found that the following steps can help you get your financial life on track:

The Number one Priority is setting and sticking to a BUDGET.  I know, it’s not much fun – but how much fun is it living with financial stress?  I strongly recommend that you (and your partner) select one day a month for your budget meeting – maybe the 17th of each month?  If you have a partner, it is really important to do this together.  There is a real reason why lack of communication is the number one contributor to marriage failure and money can be the biggest part.   You can view your budget meetings just like operating a business – businesses meet monthly to review their financial position so should you.   During the budget meetings is also a great time to discuss financial strategy.   As you come up with ideas or thoughts between meetings just take notes and save financial discussion until the meeting.  This will help with the financial stress between you as a couple or as an individual.  Shelve discussions to budget meetings.  Maybe you decide to reward yourselves after each meeting?

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Ways to Find Inner Peace and Happiness in Any Situation by John Schlapbach

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In life, there are times of struggle and difficulty. It’s during these moments when we need to find our inner peace and access our personal reservoir of happiness. Finding happiness doesn’t have to be difficult. We can all achieve a sense of peace, love, and contentment in any situation by learning how to find inner peace and happiness in any situation. Here are 10 ways you can find your inner peace and happiness at any time. This article is filled with great tips on how you can increase your level of happiness in any situation! You might not feel like it right now, but the good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop a happier, more peaceful outlook on life.

Meditate and breathe.
Meditation is a powerful self-development tool that can help you find inner peace and happiness in any situation. When you practice mindfulness meditation, you’re training yourself to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations — and learn how to let go of what you don’t need. This makes it easier to find happiness in any situation. When you practice sitting down to meditate, you’re giving your mind and body the space it needs to find a sense of peace and stillness that’s often hard to achieve when you’re going about your day with the restlessness and stress of everyday life. Studies have found that meditation has a wide range of benefits, including helping people deal with anxiety, lower their blood pressure, and improve their overall health. And when you learn how to meditate, you can use it as a tool for finding inner peace and happiness in any situation. Breathing exercises can also help you find inner peace when you’re feeling stressed out. When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, your breath tends to become shallower. When this happens, you’re not getting enough oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood drop, which can make you feel more anxious. When you slow down and deepen your breath, you help bring your blood back to a healthy level and calm your nerves. This can help you find inner peace in any situation.

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Medicine Drum Ceremony By Rochelle McFarlane

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WE are all Energetic Beings no matter what we look like on the outside.
There’s a common thread all beings have, it’s the first sound we heard within our Mother’s Womb; her heart beat.  Drumming takes us back to this sound so we can unlock pieces of our innate healing abilities. It has been used all around the world, by many cultures. Creating with your own hands something that you can use for many health related benefits. The sound can support coordination in the body and soothe the nervous system.

Attending a medicine drum ceremony  can help one to ground into the flow of it all and witness how everything is connected no matter our individual experiences.  
This ceremony is a personal self based care class that supports the process to create your own Elk Hide hand drum. Something magical happens when we make our own drum, it can be a catalyst for our healing journey.

We connect to where death was and where rebirth can take place within the hide itself and how this relates to our whole-beingness.

As we lace the hide onto the frame is this a lesson of how we need tension in our life in order to fully connect our experiences. Tension can help us grow just like it gives the hide life around to make sounds for our healing path.

The drum honours the water element in the quadrant of the West inside the medicine wheel. This is the space where we can witness our emotions, water in the body, the shadow self, connect to the physical body, where endings and death happen.

Gathering with others to birth their sacred medicine drum is such an honour to nurture. We understand what it feels like to be called to create this healing tool. Please reach out to schedule your ceremony.

Great medicine for clearing and creating with the Elk happens. This is helping us to slow down, feel, release and relax knowing we are entering into the present with fresh eyes and clarity for what we are doing. We can connect to our authentic self and vision. The drum shows us the cycle of life itself, this ceremony is about healing all the layers within our self. The drum will show us things we have yet to see.

This process is magical and nourishing beyond any other ceremony, for our drums will lead us to more each time we play them. Creating our own songs and rythms is powerful!

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Thinking Into Results For Leaders by Tara Pilling

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Thinking Into Results For Leaders

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The ability to feel is often seen as a burden combined with a blessing.

It is not only one of the essential mediums that you use to navigate life and the world, it is the point where your greatest joys begin and your deepest sorrows take root.

Heartache and happiness exist on different ends of the same spectrum of feeling. How you react to what you feel is often your greatest source of dissatisfaction and stress.

More so, your past and present manifest themselves through your ability to feel. Your conditioning is not just something that is intellectual, it is also experienced through the sensations you feel in your body.

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The Time is Now by Mimi Thorp

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When taking my first BodyTalk class, I happened to be brought to Loesje Jacob’s magical place in Armstrong: Eagle’s Eye Ranch 🦅.
When observing one mind-blowing session after another in her BodyTalk for Humans and Animals classes, it quickly dawned on me that while the protocols and procedures of BodyTalk were fascinating and chock full of incredible knowledge, something else kept drawing me in and catching my attention: the involvement of the animals in each process. The more I observed, the more I saw and the more I wanted to see.
While forever grateful for the solid foundation the BodyTalk system gave me in my praxis, it’s the heart-based connection with the animals and process of neutral observation that Loesje’s Linking Awareness Journey offers that sets my heart on fire.
I would find any chance and excuse I could to join classes not just in Armstrong but all the way in Indonesia, as I never tired of observing this pure magic that takes place when we sit in stillness, deeply connected to our own hearts and in zero point neutrality with the animals and all of nature.
From horses knowing exactly the site of an injury, over elephants connecting with humans that have a similar trauma or story, to cicadas changing their song as the frequency of our process suddenly changes noticeably… the list of examples is infinite.
What may seem like a vast amount of coincidences at the beginning, it so quickly becomes clear are neverending observable synchronicities orchestrated by falling into alignment with the universe around us. And the more you observe these synchronicities, the more they are happening all around you. ALL THE TIME! 💫

“Key’s Keys” Tips and Tools for Modern Consciousness – Keyla Sereen Ohs

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Thank you for reading this little heart nugget of mine, I really appreciate it, and you.

This newsletter was created to share the things I am personally using to assist me on my own spiritual path.  I share them with you in hopes they will have the same profound effect on your life as they have on mine. May you find solace in them and may they be received with the loving support I hold for you always, in All Ways.

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Holotropic Breathwork Sessions

Please join us for an evening of transformational breathwork to connect your mind, body, and spirit. These events consist of 3 parts:
1) intention setting
2) breathwork (80 min)
3) Reflection/ sharing in sacred circle
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Sitting in the Fire of Attachment By Bonita Kay Summers

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From the moment we are born, we suffer from attachment. We are born into hunger and a yearning for a comforting touch. As infants, we cry when we feel discomfort, helpless and hoping someone will come to our rescue. As toddlers, we wail or have tantrums when things aren’t going our way, or we’re just too tired and overwhelmed to process what’s happening around us.

This basic instinct to claw toward our comfort zone informs our adult experiences as well. We feel anger, resentment, fear and grief when we experience loss, disappointment, or deprivation of the things we desire or feel we need.

When we are suffering, it seems counterintuitive to sit still and sink more deeply into those uncomfortable feelings, yet therein we find the crucible that contains the fire to transform our angst into acceptance and ultimate joy.

In recent years, we in modern society have experienced deprivation unlike any we had known before, and at a time when many of us had become used to everything we needed being on tap. We live in a world of instant gratification. Food can be prepared with the push of a button, entertainment and connection with others sit in the palm of our hands, and, until recently, travel and the acquirement of goods operated with relative ease and speed.

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Stay Positive, Stay Asleep By Bonita Kay Summers

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As you’re scrolling through your social media, how often do you come across profiles full of quotes on staying positive? There can be the temptation to “keep our head above water and paddle like mad” rather than allowing ourselves to feel the full extent of our emotional range. Thinking that being positive is a better choice can give us the idea that it’s somehow a failing if we don’t eschew the uncomfortable emotions for staying in our “happy place”. Happiness and optimism have their place in our lives, but we lose a great deal of our self-awareness if we exercise too much control over our emotions, preferring one feeling over another.

I often think about my 10-day stay at a Vipassana retreat in 2014, where we were encouraged to feel everything with “equanimity”. That meant accepting ALL the feelings, including rage, grief, fear, boredom, and every little spinal ache and muscle pain from sitting for prolonged periods while practicing Adhiṭṭhāna (determined sitting). This involved not moving a muscle while I observed the intense emotions that such stillness was bound to bring to the surface.

When movement does not disperse the energy, all kinds of feelings and sensations arise. The point is to not attach to the pleasant feelings or fight against the unpleasant ones, with the understanding that all suffering occurs as a result of attachment and aversion. When you can feel all your feelings with equanimity, you are free from the addiction to any particular feeling and the adverse reactions to uncomfortable ones.

According to vipassana, one cannot be addicted to a substance or behaviour, but the feeling that it gives us. In other words, if we cannot accept uncomfortable feelings, we will do whatever it takes to generate and cling to the feelings we want to have.

This is why I see “positive thinking” as merely another way of attaching to a particular type of feeling and suppressing the ones we’ve been conditioned not to tolerate. Eventually, we have to pull up the rug and look at what we’ve hidden underneath it due to whatever conditioning we received from early childhood (example, the grief suppressed from being shamed for crying).

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The Hidden Price of Forcing Family Time with Your Teen by Aly Pain

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This is a critical issue and fine line to walk.

You know you have a limited number of days before your teen leaves home so you’re trying to maintain some family structure and quality time while you have it. You’ve read the studies showing the more connected teens are the less likely they are to participate in risky behaviours so family time is happening no matter how much huffing, puffing, and eye-rolling your teen does.

You’re lucky if you get ‘Hello’.

Your teen’s brain is growing new hardware and developing new software all the same time, necessary to become a successful, independent adult. This starts 2 key processes:

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