What causes moods swings?

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Many people experience episodes of unexpected, overwhelming and uncontrollable moods that can stretch from one extreme to another: From pleasant and exhilarating  to unpleasant and dark. These unpredictable emotional states, that are distressing and frustrating for both the suffer and their loved-ones, are often associated with hormone fluctuations. Hormones are designed to exaggerate emotions in order to spur us on into action. They therefore ‘bring out’, rather than cause, any dysfunctional imbalanced feelings, that are already setup inside us, underneath the surface of our conscious mind.

If this patterning establishes itself into chronic and insurmountable condition, it is labeled Bi-polar Disorder.  Extreme cases of emotional turmoil could result in episodes of  psychosis whereby the sufferer feels that their reality is like an uncontrollable dream state. What is happening here is that the tumultuous emotions are projected into their outer reality, when the nervous system (the brain being part of this) can no longer rationalise and therefore contain the internal ‘pressure’ of these subjective emotions.

Un-tethered and exaggerated feelings make the sufferer feel out of control

The standard treatment methods are mood stabilizers that are neural inhibitors that in one form or other will de-sensitize the sufferer from the raw emotional charges. The purpose is to ensure that they not act on these extreme emotions leading to risky, destructive, or even suicidal thoughts, actions or behaviours. This then will keep them and those around them out of harm.

The downside of this  treatment is that the medication can disconnect the patient from their feelings, both good and  bad. This then makes them less aware of their own personal preferences. Our subjective feelings about things such as like and dis-likes can help us decide what is right for us. This enables us to make positive improvements in our personal circumstances – see “Let your heart be your GPS”.

I am not here to make judgments or offer advice on how to handle treatment choices that the sufferer has to make. It is after all their journey and it would be dis empowering for anyone to take away their own authority!

Neural inhibitors work by reducing your ability feel

The clients that come to me want find a solution beyond sickness management. Here, we bring about freedom from the underlying cause of the problem. We do it by helping the sufferer re-connect and access hidden qualities inside themselves, that will enable them to live from a more secure, balanced and whole (healed) place. This is transformation whereby the client will become a more effective version of themselves.

We don’t manage symptoms, we transform the person

Here’s how it works:

I use the four element framework featured in most ancient philosophies. Each element represents one aspect of ourselves. The four together make the complete person.

AIR

WATER    ———————-|———————— FIRE

EARTH

WATER – represents our emotions and it’s ability to flow gives us connection with ourselves and others. It’s opposite element is:

FIRE – represents our actions and it’s ability to target gives us goals and empowerment.

AIR – represents our thinking and it’s elevation gives us freedom and objectivity. It’s opposite element is:

EARTH – represents our physicality and it’s solidity gives us stability and security.

For full functionality, we have to balance out the four aspects of ourselves

Someone who suffers from mood swings is stuck in the water element, (see the water element in how to achieve a balance life). The individual has become too focused on their feelings at the expense other possibilities such as just ‘being’ (earth), objective thinking (air), or acting on inspiration or instinct (fire). Our natural healing mechanism wants to correct that imbalance, so it automatically swings into the opposite element, which in this case is fire.

So we start to see lows when they are in water with feelings that overwhelm them with sadness and grief, to highs when they are in fire with excitement and passion. Because these elements are opposites, if left to their own devises is just keep attracting and then repelling each other as the sufferer is not fully embodying the AIR (Objective thinking) and Earth (stability) elements. Then maintains disharmony and instability within the sufferer.

Think of the sufferer swooshing around all at sea – which is the sea of emotions – Their  feet can’t reach the bottom for security (Earth) and they haven’t got a map (which abstract thinking Air can offer them) are not seeing land on the horizon. They therefore don’t know which way to swim and can only cling onto flotsam and jetsam that happens to be passing (which are people close to them or even just random ideas, such as heresay, superstitions, googling, social media, etc. that they pick up on the way in the attempt to find security there). They are too immersed in the world of possibilities and cannot anchor themselves in the plain facts of the here and now that is only available if they reach inside themselves, and not externally.

 Moods swings are caused by an inability to access objectivity and security in a time of crisis

How to solve the problem:

Due to social conditioning, genetic programming and past emotional upsets, we hold internal resistances to connect with all our natural faculties represented by the 4 elements. So in this case, someone with moods swings holds unconscious resistance to being able to be fully present this physical stability that is available only now (Earth) and be able to plan where they want to take themselves through objective thinking (Air), rather than feel like a victim. This will enable inner security and ownership of ones life.

In my practice we take away these resistances in two ways:

1. Individually prescribed homeopathic remedies

These can release the resistances within the neural patterning to better thoughts and actions, so that the patient can without effort access these better way and habits.

For example:

Medhorrinum – this takes away the belief that we are responsible for other’s happiness and they of ours that underlies co-dependence, that keeps most emotional people in a constant flux.

Merc. cor. – that takes away a controlling and corrosive inner critic. This mind judge is making you feel bad about your natural ability to feel emotions strongly because the ‘negative mind’ does not like the feeling of inner instability. This, incidentally, is a key remedy for helping to eliminate the underlying mental cause of anorexia. 

Homeopathic remedies reprogram our nervous system to think and act in a less limited way

2. Releasing pictures held in our subconscious

These have been placed there by emotional  imprinting, so that the sufferer plays out old dramas that no longer serve them.

By using my unique visualisation exercises that I take my client through, the sufferer will start becoming a more functional ‘character’ in the drama of life. See “Are you getting what you want out of life”.

These exercises are now available for secure purchase in downloadable MP3 format here:

Release Emotional Upsets –  8 GBP

We need to release emotional imprinting to stop acting out old dramas

Here are some more practical exercises that will achieve this inner connection to more objectivity and security:

1. Cultivate non-attachment.

Pick up 7 items laying around the house, some valuable some less so – pen, mobile phone, treasured book, jewelry etc . Holding each one in turn, ask yourself if I lost this forever, would I still be ok? The answer will always ultimately be YES – you will still be alive, breathing and ready to live another day, even though you may feel upset or annoyance. Then progress to people that you know. Without wishing them harm, we can realise that we can be ok without constant attachment and relationship.

This can enable us to discover a new security within ourselves so we can start to free ourselves from having to keep worrying about people and things, that are ultimately beyond our control. With this, we gain ‘bandwidth’ to pay more attention to our own needs.  Don’t worry, this won’t turn you into a hermit – it will instead make you more fun to be around, because others won’t sense your neediness! This then enables you to ‘lighten up’ as you interact with the world.

This way you gain more security in your own being. (Earth element)

2. Use your power of imagination to anchor better feelings in your body.

Imagine your perfect day. If time and money were no issue, see yourself in your perfect day: there is no need for specifics, like where who what, but rather gather general impressions: You could reach for a wonderful childhood memory. What are the qualities that you treasure most? Freedom? Excitement? Warmth and comfort? Creativity? See the scene in from of you now – just get the impressions that it holds, people, scenery, trees, beach, house, movement, etc. Then start to fully immerse yourself in it. How would you be? What would it feel like? Feel that in your body – start to notice a sense of ease, lightness and warmth, maybe even a tingling aliveness.

The more you pay attention to both what you see and how that feels in your body, the deeper we are re-programming the nervous system to make this your ‘new normal’. Once we can access this better feeling, we can never fully go back to darkness and misery, because your body is now consciously holding a better option. When you fall back into the dark world of past negative experiences, your body’s sensations will be able to pull you back from the brink.

This will help your ability to know what is right for you and you will becomes less likely to buy into thoughts and concepts that do not serve you.

This enables you to become your own authority (Air Element).

If you have any comments, any feedback, or would like to book a session with me, I’d love to hear from you!

http://www.HomeopathyForVitality.co.uk

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How to achieve a more balanced life – Take the Quiz

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I  clarify and map out  my client’s PATH TO WELLNESS through a four elements system.

The key to good health and wellbeing is how effective our life-force can flow through our bio-energetic systems. That is determined by how balanced our systems are functioning. A simple way to evaluate what is happening we can categorise how we are currently functioning and then correct any imbalances.

Each of the four elements embody different qualities and they display the four fundamental ways in which your life-force can express itself through you.

Our individual natural tendencies predominate in one of the four elements. But when they become too imbalanced, then dis-ease will result, because it inhibits the full expression of our life-force through our bio-energetic systems.

This quiz will help you understand your natural elemental expression state and what to do to get yourself in balance, taking you on the road to better health and well-being.

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QUESTIONS

There are four sections – each with 7 questions. Add up the number of ‘yes’ answers you give for each one. The section with the most yes will give you your element below in the Answers.

Section 1:

Do you normally feel sensitive to other people’s feelings?

Do you enjoy the arts, writing, music to relax?

Do you worry that you are not attractive enough?

Do you find it difficult to say no, because you’d feel guilty?

Do you tend to feel sad when upset?

Do you find it difficult to throw old things away?

Section 2:

Are you goal orientated or competitive by nature?

Your predominating negative feeling is irritation, frustration or anger?

Do you tend to become impatient if things don’t get done?

Do you prioritise planning for the future?

Are your gut instincts good?

Do you enjoy risk taking, in business or socially?

Do you get bored easily?

Section 3

Are you a natural day dreamer?

Would you say you’re good at being objective and detached?

Do you have a perfectionist streak?

Do you find you have lot of good ideas but don’t always follow them through?

Do you find that your sense of humour breaks down social barriers?

Do like to find better ways of doing things?

Do you like to share your wealth of information with others?

Section 4

Are you methodical and measured in the way that you do things?

Do you tend to feel anxious in new or unfamiliar places or people?

Do you feel most comfortable in homely and familiar surroundings?

Do you have a gift to create beautiful things – gardening, interior design, packaging, architecture, etc.

Are you even-tempered, but when pushed, stubborn?

Do you tend to enjoy activities and food that feed the senses?

Do you prioritise planning your material and financial security?

ANSWERS

Pick the section the you answered the most yeses to :

Section 1  – your main expression is WATER.

The WATER element represents our emotions driven by our sub-conscious. It is the yielding or feminine aspect of ourselves.

The qualities are expressed through nurturing, visual creativity such as art and dreaming, empathy, loving, giving, psychic abilities.

If WATER predominates too much resulting diseases could include:

Psychologically the person feels overwhelmed, resentful, passive-aggressive, grief-stricken emotionally and mood swings.

Physical symptoms  circulation problems, chest and throat complaints, over-production of mucous, swelling of glands and hormonal imbalances.

CURE: If you are a WATER type but need to rebalance, adopt more FIRE qualities, examples:

  • politely say no, when it doesn’t feel right.
  • connect and serve your deepest and most burning passions and desires to create the life that you want.
  • protect your feelings and stop dancing to other peoples tune, if it makes you feel bad.

Section 2 – your main expression is the FIRE element.

FIRE represents our instincts, run by our super consciousness. It is the inner drive to achieve masculine aspect of ourselves.

The qualities of FIRE are expressed through actions, goal orientation, self-mastery, leadership and protection.

If FIRE is overbalanced, diseases could include:

Psychologically  too aggressive, intolerant, unfeeling, narcissistic, addicted to adrenaline and gambling and unreasonable risk taker.

Physically heart pathology, auto-immune disease, high blood pressure.

CURE: If you are a FIRE type but need to rebalance, adopt more WATER qualities, for example:

  • Try and put yourself more in other people shoes, see it from their point of view, that way you get less frustrated if they’re not doing what you think is right.
  • Tell an important person in your life how much you love and appreciate them.
  • Generally take an attitude of gratitude to even the smallest things in your life.

Section 3 – Your main expression is the AIR element.

AIR represents our thinking function. It is the inner parent, ‘one that knows’ conscious aspect of ourselves.

The qualities of  air is freedom, joy, new ideas, The Idealist, intuition or inner knowing, consciousness, Laws and Principles, adaptability and problem solver.

If AIR is overbalanced, diseases could include:

Psychologically ungrounded, perfectionist, lack of boundaries, unrealistic and detached, feeling more ‘special’ or different to others.

Physically digestive problems (due to mental over processing), allergies, attention deficit, dryness of skin hair nails, persistent headaches.

CURE: If you are an AIR type but need to rebalance, adopt more EARTH qualities.

  • Give your brain a holiday and just be present in your body, feel the sensations and find a still-point within.
  • Give up on trying to find out and see the your current situations is giving you all the pointers that you need operating on a need to know basis.
  • spend time in nature and walk bare foot outside.

Section 4. Your main expression is the EARTH element.

EARTH represent our bodies and  physical sensory function. It is the inner child, unconscious innocent aspect of ourselves.

The qualities of the EARTH element is stillness, security, innocence, rest, beauty, and nurturing.

If EARTH is overbalanced diseases could include:

Psychologically  insecure, anxious, feel victimised, too passive, averse to new experiences, addiction to overconsumption eg shopping, slowness in development and learning.

Physically overweight, prone to parasites and bacterial and viral infections, addictions to physical substance eg food, drugs.

CURE: If you are an EARTH type but need to rebalance, adopt more AIR qualities.

  • Spend time imagining how you would like to change aspects of your life that are not working for you.
  • Entertain yourself with humour and fantasy, allow it to bring a lightness to your being.
  • if you feel stuck in a frustrating situation, learn to love what you have and invent new ways of fulfilling your needs.
  • Space clear your home or office, letting go of anything that is NOT useful to you.

 

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In my  work I have categorised the homeopathic remedies into the 4 elements:

Air is  represented by gases and metals, Earth represented by poisons, gemstones, radiation and mineral, Water by plants and waters, Fire by animals, acids and animal products.

The remedies are prescribed to take away the resistance, held in our nervous system, to the natural flow of our life-force, so that your balance can be restored.

If your would like to work with me, in person or via skype, contact me at http://www.HomeopathyForVitality.co.uk

 

Have you reached your full potential?

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How often do you ponder on any new experiences that we would like to create in your life? And similarly how easy for you is to stop doing and engaging in things that make you feel bored and fed-up?

The clues that can help us reveal our true potential are our secret  hopes and dreams.

Our minds are active in protecting us from pain of disappointment and  will always err on the side of caution, sticking to what it knows and has already experienced, however mediocre that is.   “You’re too old, too young, (fill in the blank) to do that!”, “you haven’t got the right skills, qualifications blah blah blah”. Maybe you recognise this in yourself.
The danger is that this protective mechanism can turn into cynicism  if too many dreams are broken, which could ultimately take away the joy of life, and in extreme cases the will to live. One has to question the idea of depression, because with this understanding, it’s not an ‘illness’ that befalls us but rather a net-effect of this problem.

My solution to this is an exercise that I take my clients through, which is a simple one:

Imagine what you would be ideally doing first in your personal and then in your professional life in 3 years time? Immerse yourself in that imagination, however crazy in may seem, see it , feel it , maybe even taste it.

By creating a new reality in your minds eye, you open your heart to a new possibility. This then temporally shifts you out of your conditioned mind, with all this pre-programmed, automated responses that would normally shut that dream down. Looking at this potential – YOUR POTENTIAL LIFE – will uncover and  reveal all the social conditioning and emotional charges that are blocking that potential. By doing this exercise, even on your own, you will see those belief systems in the cold light of day and become more conscious of those ridiculous and redundant reasons why ‘you can’t live that life’. You will be able to exam them through a more truthful lens that opening your heart can bring to you.

Homeopathic remedies, if matched to these conditional beliefs will eliminate these energetic mental, emotional and even physical blocks (For example you will feel more energised when planning  what you want to do) to your true potential. To give some examples :

  • Shale, a mineral composite compromising of layers of shells represents doing things the way we’ve always done things – holding onto traditions that we were thought up by people who are now dead (think of shell representing security for the defenceless creature inside and the layers of shells once occupied by now deceased creatures), and therefore is usually an outmoded way, not relevant to the desires and potential that people have today.
  • Human ovary – which as an egg just simply mean human potential. This remedy tackles the block to the lack of recognition or engagement with your true potential and useful for people whose dreams were blocked when they were young adults or teenagers – they we not allowed to explore their own ideas or dreams, and were maybe funnelled into something that met the expectations of the adults around them.
  • Organophosphate represents artificially hot housing a young person to become something that is not authentic. When this person has to go out in the world without the artificial support, if they have not sufficiently connected with their own inner convictions and understandings will wilt like a hot house flower in the temperate climate. There has been some social commentary about the Millennial generation now entering the workplace and seeking the reassurance that they got from their families as their inner resilience,  that comes from having to learn things in the face of personal challenges, is lacking.
  • Strychnine represents believing that you are fated to have a limited life – we see this often in society in the form of ‘poverty consciousness’ as an example that pervades a family or society – it is often cited that lottery winners can squander the money quickly if they are in that mind-set.

I hope that I have offered a new perspective that is challenging, but also liberating. The message that I like to convey, is that we should not be seeking to fix or improve ourselves because:

Our full-potential, and ability to attain it, is already in-built into our systems.

Instead, we have to identify and liberate ourselves from those blocks to that true potential to live the life of our dreams…

Is your blood too acid or too alkaline? It could be the cause of some underlying health problems.

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In my practice I focus on predispositions and tendencies toward ill health, which are the underlying problems waiting to happen. So when things get challenging in your life and you start to feel physically or emotionally bad – instead of  firefighting or using sticking plasters, intelligently improve your constitution in order to future-proof your long-term outlook.

In homeopathy, as with many other holistic therapies, we see the vital energy as the primary component to healing. What that means in practice is that we have to see other mind/emotions and body as a electro-magnetic field. And if electro-magnetic field is distorted in some way so that it hinders the flow of this vital energy. Vital Energy is really photonic (light) in nature and is therefore a neutral energy, as opposed to the pushing energy of electricity and the pulling energy of magnetism. So one can argue that in order to allow the photonic energy to have full access to our bio-energetic sphere in order to restore it and enable the optimal functioning, we have to balance or equalise that electro magnetism in our energy field. The trick is to understand the nature of the distortion in each individual and one good way is looking at the PH levels of the blood. Why? because PH is determined by the number of positively or negatively charged ions in the solution and at the risk of being too ‘sciencey’, because I want this information to remain crystal clear, alkaline solutions have too many positively charged hydrogen ions and acidity too many negatively charged oxygen ions – here we have the potential for distortion of the electromagnetic field if the PH is not in neutral – negative charges being the magnetic pull that occurs in acids and  positive charges being the electric push. The PH of blood should ideally be 7.4 to be neutral for it’s purpose, but any increase to 7.45 (or higher causing alkalosis) is already too alkaline. Similarly a decrease to 7.35 (or lower to cause acidosis) will be too acidic. But although the distortion may seem subtle, enabling the body to continue functioning, it can cause some profound long-term degradation of health.

The role blood plays in our physiology is to circulate Oxygen around the body – Oxygen,  is an embodiment of our life-force (prana as it is called in Eastern philosophies) and the effectiveness of this endeavour  will depend on how distorted the electro-magnetic field, as represented in this case by the PH level of the blood.

So how does this display itself in practice? What can we do at home, TODAY, to start neutralising our body in order for our life force to flow less impeded?

If you have any or a combination of the following symptoms, then your blood can tend to be TOO ACIDIC:

  • Negative emotions: predominate with depression, grief and sadness
  • Family or personal history includes: cancer, heart dis-ease
  • Physical tendencies include: cysts, hormonal imbalance
  • Mental tendencies include: Addiction, co-dependancy, bi-polar mood swings

We can start to see that due to the predominance of negative Oxygen ions, there seems to be a perceived ‘lack’ that needs to be filled, within the psyche. Oxygen, in my homeopathic system, represents the void, or nothingness, so there is a need to fill that void. Here the symptoms are about unhealthy attachments or retention of things that should be eliminated from the body. The skew is too much assimilation and not enough elimination.

To start neutralising the ACID, the solution that you can put in place today is to:

  • Completely cut out red and processed meat.
  • Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake to be 75% of your diet, and of that, a third to be consumed raw.

Conversely, here are some of the many symptoms you could have if  your blood tends to be TOO ALKALINE:

  • Negative emotions predominate with anger, anxiety or fear
  • Family or personal history includes: autoimmune diseases, digestion problems, allergies or skin problems.
  • Physical tendencies include: skin problems,  allergies, chronic inflammatory problems, calcification problems such as gall stones, candida
  • Mental tendencies include: Attention deficit, OCD, stress, autism

We can see how the predominance of positively charged hydrogen atoms are influencing the psyche, whereby, there is a feeling that there is too much and you need to get away from everything or get rid of things. Hydrogen, as an element in homeopathy, represents detachment so wants to disconnect to create more emptiness in it’s life. So the body and mind is either in ‘fight or flight’ mode. The skew therefore is too much elimination and not enough assimilation, for example lack of mental assimilation in the mind tendencies and digestive assimilation in the digestion problems.

To start neutralising the ALKALINE, the solution that you can put in place today is to:

  • Drink half a teaspoon of cider vinegar twice a day diluted in either hot or cold water. it is pure asetic acid and in another blog I will explain why this is a life-giver in the truest form.
  • Drink distilled water ideally exclusively from all other waters. Pure H2O, which contain only negatively charged ions will reach all areas of the body and magnetize the positively charged toxins and pull them out of the body.

If you try my advice, and see how things change for you, please comment below.

 

 

Where to find the solution to your health problems

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Many people who have chronic health conditions have spent time and money looking everywhere for the elusive right diet, right pill, regime, right exercise which can help for a while, but…

to find a permanent source of well-being, you have to look in the least expected place:

YOU are the source of your own HEALING POWERS, in the same way,

YOU are the source of your own HAPPINESS

YOU are the source of your own SECURITY

YOU are the source of your own CREATIVITY and therefore ABUNDANCE

YOU are the source of your AUTHORITY and VALIDATION

YOU are the source of  LOVE and COMPASSION for yourself.

YOU are the source of your own WISDOM and INTELLIGENCE

Because YOU are the source of your own vital energy, it is your life force.

This is really good news, because your fundamental well-being is really not dependant on external factors after all and you realise that you can be really well, happy and secure  regardless of your external circumstances and what is available to you.

The ONLY question remains is: what is disconnecting you from your own source of energy and thereby transforming your experience? What are you inadvertently doing that is taking you away from what will make you WHOLE and COMPLETE?

Homeopathy understands this mechanism, and so it’s only purpose, in times when the client is chronically unwell, is to endeavour to re-connect you with you own innate healing powers. We do this by working out how the person is inadvertently disconnecting themselves usually due to the conditioning, life situations and genetic makeup. We then find a remedy that matches this patterning or tendency in order heal it and thereby enabling the reconnection with your Vital Energy to occur. The net result is not only the physical problems healing, but that you generally feel better in yourself.

Here are some typical blocks to self-connection:

When you feel emotional or physically bad, what thoughts do you have?

What are you saying to yourself? Are you criticising the way you are? Judgement is a form of self-rejection, which disconnects you with yourself.

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What do you think needs doing that is coming ahead of your current needs and desires? When we put goals before ourselves, we disconnect from ourselves.

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What trouble are other people causing for you? This is a sign that you’ve inadvertently given others authority over you. Be your own point of reference and authority and thereby you reconnect with yourself.

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What do you believe you haven’t got to be ok? We can compromise ourselves in the pursuit of things we think we lack, such as money, friendship, love.

When we start to become aware of how we are compromising ourselves, due to the belief that the outside world is more important than we are, we have a choice:

“Do I want to play the victim or do I want my power back?”

If you want your power – which is your life force – back then YOU have to the most important thing in your life. In order to do this we have to listen inwards not outwards as our first priority.

CLUES that will let you know whether you are connecting with yourself and thereby your life-force:

When you are thinking or doing something that makes your heart sink –  this is your natural alarm signal that you are disconnecting from your life force – your body always tells the truth.

When you are connected, you feel either passionate, ‘in the moment’, excited, interested, loving, peaceful – these are the results and not cause of being connected to your life force – it is therefore your natural state.

How it works in practice:

A great example of this, with a timely reminder that Apple was recently proclaimed the most profitable company in the world due to its most desirable products. The late founder and visionary behind Apple, Steve Jobs, who was known for his counter-culture background  interestingly spent a year in India in his youth. India is the mecca for spiritual seekers, whereby it is encouraged to look within in mediation, and notice dispassionately what our thoughts are up to and what we would normally be compelled to act upon. Once these thoughts (which are only thoughts, with no actual substance) are seen through, our ‘true nature’ which precedes those thoughts is seen. And that is the immense power, wisdom and love that we really ‘are’. So, Steve Jobs is one of many examples of how each of us could see beyond current constrained thinking, by thus tapping into his own creativity – which is one of the many functions of our vital energy which develops bigger and better ideas.

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If you would like a consultation with me, either on Skype or in person in Surrey, UK, please contact me at meikelawrence@hotmail.co.uk, or visit my website at http://www.HomeopathyForVitality.co.uk

Meike Lawrence

One simple Principle to ensure Health, Happiness and Success:

Live your life through LOVE, not FEAR.

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20th and 21st century scientists have discovered that everything has a frequency, because everything is made of energy. The fear frequency has a lower vibration to the love frequency and so therefore matter will be affected accordingly.

There are fundamentally two types of emotions that we experience – the negative ones such as anger, hate, anxiety, sadness are bourne out of fear. Conversely, good feelings such as excitement, happiness, bliss are bourne out of love – which enables true acceptance and harmony.

The fear frequency makes us feel disconnected, alone, out of balance, uncooperative, destructive.  This becomes reflected in our bodies, as we develop dis-ease and aging.

The love frequency, conversely, not only enables better health, because the cells in our body act in a more balanced, functional and cooperative way (cells communicate with one another when healthy), but through higher frequency energy we gain clearer, deeper insights into overcoming any problems that we are experiencing.

So here are some examples of how you can orientate yourself to live your life through LOVE, not fear:

  • Whilst driving, you keep within the speed limit because you LOVE to feel safe and cooperative with other drivers, not because you FEAR that the speed cameras will get you.
  • You clean the house, because you LOVE providing a pleasant environment for your family, not because you FEAR what the visitors are going to think.
  • You cook a nutritous meal, because you LOVE to nurture your kids, not because you FEAR that they are going to lack nutrition and therefore fail to grow.
  • You practice reading with your child, because you LOVE seeing them develop and share an activity with them, not because you FEAR that they will be illiterate.
  • You go to work because you LOVE earning money and being productive, not because you FEAR that you may not be able to pay the mortgage if you don’t.
  • You run your business because you LOVE providing solutions to clients, not because you FEAR that you’re lacking income.
  • You meet up with friends, because you LOVE their company, not because, if you don’t, you FEAR that you’ll be lonely.
  • You take the medicine because you LOVE restoring your health, not because you FEAR that you’ll remain sick if you don’t.
  • You LOVE feeling tired because it’s your cue to cut yourself some slack and enjoy a rest, rather than FEARing that you won’t get it all done.
  • You LOVE being ill, because it gives you and others the chance to look after you, rather than FEARing that there is something wrong with you.
  • You LOVE being critised, because someone cares enough about your well-being and wants to be part of your life, rather than FEARing that you can’t defend yourself.

Someone who I feel gives a good example of this principle is Wilko Johnson, the Dr Feelgood musician. In January 2013 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given less than a year to live. But because he chose to LOVE his life more than he FEARED his death, he not only managed to survive it without chemo-therapy, he is positively thriving to this day. It is common for many patients to decline in health after such a diagnosis, because usually fear dominates the person’s reaction. The problem is that in our culture we have elevated science to the status of a substitute god, all seeing, all knowing, which then gives it the power of suggestion.  However, during the time of diagnosis, Wilko described in a radio interview how he walked out of the doctors surgery and everything looked alive and vibrant. He had decided to use this predicament as an opportunity to play music with musicians that he admired and felt he had a good bargaining counter. And that is what he is doing to this day, despite having recently had an operation on the tumour, is healthy enough to continue his LOVE of life.

You can start to see that even the most seemingly negative scenarios can always be loved by you, contrary to some of our inbuilt beliefs. The important point to make here is that in truth you can never change your circumstance – which is what we normally try to do, but fail – See How to Eliminate Stress from your Life. This is because our mind, due to the power of it’s imagination, can lead us to believe that there can be a moment other than this one.

When do you remember to practice this principle? When your heart sinks – this is an indication that you have disconnected with your life-force, because you are living in fear and not in love. See Let Your Heart be Your GPS.

So when we do live through love, we reconnect with our innate healing powers, insights and wisdom and power. This is how I work with my clients: to find out in which areas are difficult to love due to conditioned or limited beliefs. Once it is matched with the remedy, the patient finds a new positive perspective, however bad the situation seems to be and this is what allows healing to commence.

Contrary to popular belief, no one has the power over the outcome of your life, except you – not by doing anything, as we commonly believe, but by the lens that we hold up to the world. We can either look through the eyes of FEAR or through the eyes of LOVE.

But, don’t take my word for it – find out for yourself.  I’d be interested to hear how you get on: Drop me a line at meikelawrence@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Being the Best Version of Yourself

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Do you ever get the feeling that there is more that you could be or do, but that you somehow cannot make this happen in your life? When this feeling becomes chronic, we feel deadened, uninspired, frustrated and maybe even depressed and dis-empowered.

In my work with clients, using the Mace Energy Method, that supports the homeopathic treatment, I see this as a cue for them to dismantle the blocks that stop them from being themselves: and that is sub-consciously holding on to old beliefs and roles, that you may have adopted in the past for security, but are not in line with what you really want to experience now. The reason they remain in place is because we are somehow fearful of what will become of us. On closer examination, however, we realise that these fears are not only unfounded but are blocking us from bigger and better experiences!

I found new teen-flick Divergent that I saw with my 17-year-old daughter an inspiring example. An every day story of a dystopian world where evil adults corrupt innocent teenagers, that go through a right of passage. The message of the film goes deeper and it reflected how we get stuck in roles that no longer serve us or communities. We end up playing the small, safe, game, instead of being the best version of ourselves, that will ultimately benefit you and your community to a much greater level.

To detail: the story of a post-apocalyptic community tried to created social functionality and harmony by creating 5 possible roles that could be played in the community – which included helpers, growers, law makers, scientist and protectors, that the coming of age teenagers had to opt into. Hallucinogenic induced psychometric tests that accessed their subconscious would reveal which roles best suited them. They then, however, discovered that some individuals realised that their induced hallucinatory state, designed to provoke fear so that they would act in an role-appropriate way, was not real. In doing so they found easier ways of solving the problems presented to them. They were aware enough to see beyond the illusion. These individuals were called divergent, and if found out would be eliminated from the society, as they were deemed dangerous to the system. – they were not responding to the fear triggers and could therefore not be conditioned or programmed through fear. As Robert Holden of The Happiness Project says, FEAR is an acronym for Fantasy Experienced As if Real.

The story goes on to show how two undetected divergents manage to save the community. It had become corrupted by a small number of people seeking power, through programming by drugging the law enforcers. The tyrannical individuals believed that man must override his nature in favour of the role that he plays, ie the head must rule the heart. The divergents, however, could not be programmed to carry out the ensuing mass-genocide that was advocated to ‘keep the peace’ (Sounds familiar?).  They could therefore identify and deal with the tyranny and corruption, thus saving the community.

So here is the paradox – do we sacrifice ourselves to our given roles and respond to triggers that induce fear, or do we look beyond the fear and engage in our true passions and individuality? What is the opposite of fear? It is Love. So first step towards achieving this is to make your decisions based on what you love (what feels good) or and not what you fear. (See ‘Let your Heart be Your GPS’). The passion that ensues will always show you the way to solve your problems. This way we become the best versions of ourselves that gives everyone, including yourself, better rewards and fulfillment.

Here is a simple exercise that I discovered that will help to uncover The REAL YOU that is waiting to emerge, but is as yet blocked:

Write down:

1. A real or fictional character that you admire – list their qualities.

2 A type of person you tend to envy: what qualities do they have that you don’t? What do they get that you would love to have.

The first list show the qualities that you currently value and benefit from yourself. The second list shows you WHO YOU WANT TO BE – this is your POTENTIAL within your particular blueprint that is currently blocked by conditioning. As a homeopath, I find this exercise useful information to help me prescribe a remedy specific to you.

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Surviving Family politics at Christmas

“If you think you’re enlightened, then visit your family at the week-end!” – Ram Dass

Many clients tell me how difficult family relationships have affected them at various points in their lives. As adults, we start to have control who we spend time with and who influences us in our lives, but Christmas time is the one time where obligations overrule those choices.

Homeopathy always makes connections with our emotional well-being and our physical complaints. The body reflects our subconscious and will always try to express what you are consciously trying to repress. It’s as if it’s saying “I’m going to express this hurt/anger/upset (fill in the blank) if you don’t!”. So it is important to heal old upsets to ensure future health and well-being.

Our usual response to others when they misjudge us or don’t give us the respect we deserve is to direct anger and judgement towards them – this then creates dramas between people as the battle zones are drawn up. After many years those zones becomes entrenched and you no longer see them as thinking/feeling humans but more as one-dimensional pantomime villains. One common rubric I use to find a remedy for a client in such situations is ‘dwelling on past disagreeable occurrences’.

The holistic way of approaching this matter is to see that people and situations that happen ‘to us’ are a mirror to ourselves. No, it doesn’t mean that you are a horrible person, it just means that you are not judging yourself correctly. To illustrate this, when you feel on top of the world or in love you temporally become immune to adverse circumstances/people in your life. It would be even more beneficial if this was a permanent state of affairs.

I was reminded of this myself a couple of years ago. I used to find myself regularly in situations such as social gatherings where relative strangers would suddenly ‘attack’ me because I was a homeopath.  Their accusations were that I was doing very dangerous things to people such as giving them false hope and telling them not to take medication, whilst taking their money. This stirred up feelings of guilt and victimisation because I had not initiated the argument.

I knew I had to stop being angry and upset with the person, as this would perpetuate the drama inside me. Instead I let the situation tell me what I believed about myself that didn’t help me – which was that I felt responsible for other’s feelings and well-being, and I was scared if they were not happy with me. Once I could see this belief that I held clearly, it became obvious to me that it simply wasn’t true. Then it became easy to ditch this belief about myself, which made me feel much lighter and freer in all encounters with other people. I no longer had to engineer my circumstances in life so much in order to feel ok.

I work with my clients to help eliminate their emotional buttons, so that they become immune to the dramas that others wish to engage in. In doing so it can be seen that there is no need to improve ourselves (as many self-help books advocate), because once we get rid of our false beliefs of who we are meant to be, we see that we are already perfect! then we can start redefining who we really want to be – see Are you getting what you want out of life?

So one path to heal old upsets that have never been resolved is to allow yourself to be out of your emotional comfort-zone AKA Christmas family gatherings and use this as a learning tool to overcome past traumas and incorrect beliefs about yourself.

Are you waiting for the ambulance to pick you up?

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Following the recent news that the NHS are already predicting a system break-down this winter in its emergency services, surely isn’t it time we re-thought the overall strategy we take about our health?

We are encouraged to only seek professional help once there are definite signs of illness. But for different people this can mean different things: People range from a small number known as ‘heart sink’ patients by doctors that do not have any physical pathology, but suffer from a range of issues from anxiety to loneliness that take up the majority of doctors time. At the other end of the spectrum there are people who remain in total denial of blatant health warning signals, until they have to dial 999.

So the net result of our state system , which is designed to manage sickness rather than enable better health, is unsatisfactory and stressful for doctors and patients alike.

Instead, how about a system that ensures life-long good health and well-being so that we never get to the stage of reaching a health crisis? This would put all of us in a better position to not even expect illness, be it chronic or acute. Surely this is what we really want for ourselves and our families?

Although the government has made moves towards sickness prevention by telling people how to live their lives through public health campaigns – but as the 5 a day campaign proved, has not been as effective in improving of overall public health as expected. 

The homeopathic medical system  offers a different approach: Practitioners welcome clients at whatever stage they feel that their physical or mental well-being is not as it should be in order to live the life that they wish. This is because it treats the person (so that they can overcome any disease state) and not the illness on its own. It is therefore not necessary to have a diagnosis in order to benefit from treatment, even though we always advise a diagnosis from the doctor if there are malignant symptoms.

Many people who have had homeopathic treatment report increased energy and  generally more positive and inspired outlook in life. When our mind and body is in balance, we function in a more effortless way. But more importantly not only does constitutional treatment enable the body to overcome current illness, we are less likely to develop illness. This therefore ensures better health in the long-term and less anxiety about unexpected illness like a ‘bolt out of the blue’.

My aim for the patients that I treat, is to EMPOWER them in their own health, so that they are their own expert, leading to less anxiety and less reliance on external services to achieve their maximum health potential.

One way that I achieve this is to inform the patient about their particular homeopathic ‘constitutional type’. This is so they can understand their tendencies, issues and weak spots both emotionally and physically. Thus the patient is able to make the right choices to enhance their health and well-being. Remember: one-size does not fit all – you become your own expert, while other become theirs.

I believe anyone interested in health should consider this new paradigm:

To move away from a ‘sickness industry’,  profiteering in long-term and/or expensive medication to ‘manage’ illness towards a wellness industry, that enhances the individual’s health so that illness, chronic or acute is no longer prevalent.