THE TIME OF SWOOPING MAGPIES

It has been an interesting ride for me, this past two to three weeks. My brain had to undergo a number of shocks and to reset itself, after the ongoing energy that went through it.

Who doesn’t believe that we are energetic beings needs to learn about the use of electro-convulsive therapy. ECT, as it is commonly known, is rather controversial treatment and in many countries is forbidden. Here, in Australia, it is still however a common treatment of choice for stabilizing mental health.

What I learned afterwards is that it is administered in combination with a medication, which makes the patient lose memory. At least that was the explanation given to me by a nurse, when I complained about a loss of memory at around the time of ECT.

Now, you might or might not agree with the use of ECT. I had my brain changed by its use multitude of times in the last 9 years. I can say that it seems to be the one and only resource in the medical field, which seems to deliver some desired result.

So, whether I agree with the administering of the electrical current to my brain or not, whether I like to undergo a seizure of a kind or not; I have to admit, that its result is rather mysterious, yet desired. It happens to somewhat reset and bring back my commonly accepted behaviors and beliefs.

And the persona that is accepted in the society at large, as well functioning, returns upon the effect of the ECT.

Yes, I am blatantly stating that it works, even though no one actually understands why and how.

The vegetable, which I become, right after the treatment with ECT, slowly and mysteriously dissipates and I start to return to make ‘sense’ again. My faculty of cognition and logic returned and I was even able to talk the doctors out of further treatment.

And if you ask why I need the treatment in the first place, you might be surprised to learn the truth. The truth is, that since my Kundalini awakening experience back in 2009, I at times enter a state of being, a state of mind, where I become ‘a danger’ to myself. I stop eating, drinking and sleeping. In that state, I can communicate with others, still cognitive, yet elevated. I feel very high energetically and can be very physically and mentally strong during that time.

That state is not yet sustainable or accepted by others. So until I am able to sustain it and survive it in this body, I understand that I still need to receive a treatment for it.

And until there is a better and humanely more acceptable treatment other than ECT, I will have to endure its course.

May the energy flow through you in harmony.

psychosomatic therapy and face reading

YOU ARE FULL OF MEMORIES AND WISDOM

What I know is that on some level you know that you are not just your body. If this sounds too far-fetched, there is some deep learning for you to do about who you truly are. What this translates to is that we live INSIDE our body.

Look at it this way. Who is running your heart? Who pumps the blood into the veins? Who is doing your breath? Who keeps you alive while you sleep?

All answers point to this. There is another level of your being than your physical body.

What I want to touch upon today is the structure of your physical body.

In my view, the reason we HAVE a body is to be able to experience the joys of this reality and to have a place to store the memories of our experiences.

Yes, the actual past memories of our experiences are stored inside the body. Metaphorically speaking, your past is burned into the cells of your body!

Let’s test it. Just remember the last time you felt joyous and elated. Or another time, when you felt quite disappointed. Do real memories come up to your mind’s eye?

As these memories rise above inside you, they are either released or dealt with at this time or they are pushed back inside. If the latter is the case, they are stored inside your body until you are ready to proceed with them and let the feelings from the past experiences go.

This is not just a pretty theory. It’s the very basis of our body structure.

When we were born our body was a rather pliable and soft. Then we started to experience the variety of situations in this life existence, it made us feel a certain way. The feelings that we had produced a certain chemicals in the brain and these chemicals travel inside the body to create a physical response, which leads to a certain external behavior.

Now, this has been repeatedly happening since then until this moment in time and onward. We have a physical body that reflects upon the internal feelings and emotions that we have during this lifelong journey.

No wonder there is a whole field of study, dedicated to Face and body readings, Psychosomatic Therapy and Body language.

Our body tells a story of our life

What is our body saying to the world?

The fact that our body speaks louder than our words is undeniable. Besides the obvious personality traits, that can be seen in a certain face shapes and postures. There are other subtle messages, which can be read by well-trained eyes.  These subtle messages show in each and every part of our physical tissues. They can be read even from our wisdom lines and the shapes and forms on our face and body.

What does that tell you?

If you admire a physical feature on another person, know that it speaks volumes about their past conditioning and environment influences. And if you do not like any feature about your own body, know that its reason for being that way is the storage of unresolved memories and perceived fears.

And if you still have a bit of trouble believing me, just think about this example.

What happens to your face, when you smile a lot, and are happy for many years? How does it influence the shape of your facial tissues and lines?

What happens when someone cries and is sad all the time? How is that shaping their face?

Body Structure under pressure

Reflect upon the well-known fact, that people who are clinically depressed for a long time have a certain hunched body posture. Their face also shows signs of sadness and sometimes hopelessness.

Learn to Love Your Body As Is

The most crucial part in our healthy body image is the absolute acceptance of the shape and structure of the body we are in now. If you are finding it hard to love all the parts of your body the way they are, just remember, that this body is the only vehicle we have in this lifetime.

It’s been here with us since the beginning and will be here until our last breath. Learn to love it the way it is. And with acceptance and care comes a new understanding, new self-worth, a new image.

The internal world is memory storage of the external world.

Step Forward Into a Healthy Future

When we learn to first understand and then fully accept and love our own body with all the signs of wear and tear, we slowly but surely learn to live in a peaceful internal environment.

Peace and let go of the past hurts. Shape a new body!

hand made crochet toys

10 Things to Celebrate About Crochet

Crochet might be sometimes misjudged as a bit of a “craft from the past”, thought to be perpetuated mainly by keen Grandmothers. This has been mainly due to lack of knowledge and understanding.

Crochet has a capacity to bring joy and happiness, as well as warmth, to those involved in making it and the receiver of the item.

The misconception about the age of crocheters is also being slowly shattered, especially in crochet communities which are now being visited by the younger generation of crochet enthusiasts.

While overseas there is still the need for heavy warm woolen garments, especially in the midst of freezing winter blizzard, here in Australia we don’t need such items in most places. There might not be many occasions to use rich woolen garments. However, there are still plenty of useful everyday items and toys, which are being masterfully designed and created out of the variety of available yarn.

If it was receiving a fair judgment, crochet would be acknowledged as much as paintings or other forms of art and craft.

Before we can bring forth a change in the views of the majority about crochet, we need to be able to celebrate our own little wins and achievements.

Little Big Wins and Achievements

The ever growing body of evidence shows that when we appreciate and celebrate something we already do have, we will get even more of it. This applies even to crochet. Below are a few suggestions, which can help to bring your focus on the many things to celebrate about crochet.

The list is not exhausted, and if you are keen crochet enthusiast you might come up with more suggestions.

10 things to celebrate, when it comes to crochet:

  1. You have a dedicated place where you crochet
    2. The yarn you have bought was sufficient for the whole item
    3. You only made a few invisible mistakes in your project, so there is no need to frog it
    4. You already own more yarn than you could ever use
    5. Sale in your yarn store
    6. You have a few ergonomic hooks
    7. You happen to get your crochet, with a cutter on a plane, without trouble
    8. Going away you packed just enough yarn you happen to need
    9. There is the option to buy yarn online and have it delivered to your home
    10. Your family is tolerating your craft supplies and ever growing stash

If you already experienced any of the above, please raise a glass of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. In case that you experienced ALL of the above, take it a bit further and call upon your friends, and invite them to celebrate with you. Share the love and spread the word.

Crochet is a form of meditation, helping to keep me sane in this world, while I love its creative flow. So while sometimes it could be looked down at by others, there are still many reasons to value it as a modern day craft, and even as a form of craft therapy.

If you are keen on crochet and happen to be in Brisbane (Australia) here is our great Facebook group ‘Brisbane Crochet’. https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCrochet

Happy hooking!