• English EN Italiano IT

Reiki degli Angeli: un’Intervista a Nathalie Aurouze / Angel Reiki: an Interview with Nathalie Aurouze

Bilingual article, for the English version scroll down!

Articolo bilingue, per la versione Inglese scorrere in basso!


Un paio di mesi fa ho partecipato con lo stand di Abundy Studio a due eventi che si sono tenuti in provincia di Parma, Italia (chi di voi mi segue da un po’ sa di cosa sto parlando!). Ad entrambi gli eventi ho avuto il piacere di conoscere Nathalie Aurouze, che con la sua fantastica energia ha immediatamente catturato la mia attenzione e la mia ammirazione. Non avendo molta familiarità con le tecniche che propone, le ho chiesto subito diverse informazioni e infine di fare un’intervista per il blog di Abundy. La ringrazio dunque di cuore per aver accettato di condividere la sua esperienza, conoscenza e tutta la sua passione con me e con tutti voi!

  • Ciao Nathalie, grazie ancora per aver accettato questa intervista. Ti andrebbe di parlarci un po’ di te e di come sei diventata operatrice olistica?

Buongiorno Laura. Sono felicissima di averti incontrata e grazie per avermi inviata a parlare del Reiki degli Angeli.

Mi chiamo Nathalie Aurouze, sono Operatrice Olistica e mi trovate a Collecchio, vicino a Parma. Fin dalla prima infanzia, ogni sera in un angolo della mia camera vedevo degli angeli, ma non osavo parlarne con nessuno perché ero estremamente timida. Il periodo dell’adolescenza allontanò gli angeli dalla mia vita… e continuai ad avere grandi difficoltà nell’affermarmi e nell’esprimere me stessa come avrei voluto fare.

Da “grande”, cercando risorse per me stessa e volendo aiutare mio figlio a vivere con serenità, mi sono orientata verso il Reiki e, poco dopo, gli angeli sono tornati nella mia vita, più forti di prima, e iniziai ad ascoltarli! Mentre procedevo lungo il mio percorso, notai che la mia autostima aumentava, che provavo sempre meno paura, che le mie relazioni diventavano più armoniose e che riuscivo ad effettuare dei cambiamenti significativi.

La mia ricerca e le mie formazioni professionali mi hanno spinta a condividere con gli altri i miei talenti e le persone hanno iniziato a cercarmi per ricevere aiuto, un aiuto diverso.

  • Qual è il tuo approccio e la tua filosofia generale durante la sessione con un cliente?

Mi piace moltissimo aiutare le donne che hanno il coraggio di voler cambiare ciò che non funziona più nelle loro vite, ritrovare se stesse, gestire il loro benessere nella vita quotidiana e migliorare la loro vita personale, familiare e sociale. Perché meritano veramente di seguire il loro cuore e di ritrovare il sorriso!

  • Quali tecniche proponi nel tuo studio “Anthea”?

Utilizzo delle tecniche olistiche che agiscono a livello energetico, angelico, quantistico e/o spirituale:

– il Reiki Usui ed anche altre tradizioni come il Karmic Reiki, il Money Reiki, il Reiki degli Angeli di cui parleremo più avanti;

– la pulizia dell’aura, per riuscire a togliere tutto ciò che ci impedisce a livello energetico di andare avanti con serenità;

– l‘Aura-Soma e la penna di Luce, una cromoterapia molto interessante che comprende anche cristalloterapia e aromaterapia, grazie ai componenti naturale delle bottiglie.

Ma anche le canalizzazioni con gli Angeli, letture dei Tarocchi degli Angeli, letture dei Registri Akashici e sedute con i Codici di Luce Merkaba, le quali agiscono sui diversi livelli dell’essere, sempre per il suo massimo bene.

La persona può scegliere delle sedute individuali (singole o in percorso) e/o dei corsi, per comprendersi, capire i propri doni e talenti per poi utilizzarli per ritrovare se stessa e vivere meglio in ogni settore della sua vita.

  • Parliamo del Reiki degli Angeli. In cosa è diverso dall’Usui Reiki?

Il Reiki Usui che conosciamo oggi nacque in Giappone quasi 100 anni fa ed è oggi la tecnica energetica più conosciuta al mondo.

Il Reiki degli Angeli è una tradizione meno conosciuta, in sintonia con gli Angeli, i cui simboli derivano dalla Natura. Lavora sulla preparazione dell’anima all’inizio del percorso della consapevolezza interiore, agisce su corpo-cuore-anima e dona pace e serenità alla persona. Questa tradizione è suddivisa in 6 livelli (Master compreso).

  • Come è nata per la prima volta questa tecnica?

Il Reiki degli Angeli è nato diversi anni fa, durante un convegno di Master Reiki, durante il quale un uomo definì i livelli e spiegò i simboli di questa tradizione. Purtroppo, alla fine del convegno i partecipanti non riuscirono più a ritrovarlo malgrado intense ricerche. Era sparito e iniziarono a pensare che fosse un angelo venuto per portare loro questo insegnamento.

Durante il mio percorso di crescita, notai che tutte tecniche che studiavo mi portavano agli angeli e il Reiki Usui mi portò al Reiki degli Angeli. Come si dice, “quando l’allievo è pronto, appare il maestro!”.

  • Molti di noi non hanno mai avuto esperienze dirette con gli Angeli. Come li/le (Angeli ed esperienze) descriveresti a queste persone?

Gli Angeli sono energie che emanano dal Divino (puoi chiamarlo come preferisci: Dio, Allah, Creatore, Sorgente… il Divino esiste indipendentemente dalle religioni). Un’esperienza angelica è facile da riconoscere perché ti porta sempre calma, serenità e una profonda sensazione di amore. La difficoltà si trova in noi! Prima di tutto, dobbiamo chiedere, perché gli Angeli rispettano il nostro libero arbitrio e non intervengono se noi non chiediamo aiuto.

In secondo luogo, dobbiamo imparare a ricevere i loro messaggi: ascoltarli, sentirli, percepirli, vederli… Purtroppo passiamo spesso accanto ai consigli angelici senza renderci conto di avere già ricevuto la risposta alla nostra domanda, ed è solo perché siamo troppo concentrati su di noi. Con il Reiki degli Angeli, possiamo imparare ad innalzare la nostra frequenza per percepire gli angeli. Uno dei livelli è dedicato alla canalizzazione ed è meraviglioso vedere le persone capire che possono facilmente ricevere risposte angeliche.

  • Spiegaci cosa ci si può aspettare da una seduta di Reiki degli Angeli.

Il trattamento con il Reiki degli Angeli è dolce, rispettoso della tua persona e della tua anima. La sua energia offre il rilassamento della mente e del cuore, in modo da sentirti più calmo, centrato e rigenerato, prima di tornare alla tua vita con maggiore energia e positività.

Tutti possono riceverlo, anche i bambini piccoli o le persone anziane che sono più fragili, e questo grazie alla sua energia delicata, angelica.

  • Quali sono le motivazioni che portano una persona a chiederti una seduta di Reiki degli Angeli? E quali sono i benefici?

Quando una persona si sente attratta dagli Angeli, mi chiede il Reiki degli Angeli. E’ una semplice questione di affinità.

I benefici sono numerosi:

– capire meglio le proprie emozioni e lasciar andare rabbia, frustrazione o sensi di colpa

– calmare la mente e riuscire a dormire meglio

– iniziare un percorso di consapevolezza

– imparare a canalizzare gli angeli per ricevere direttamente i loro consigli

Questa è la testimonianza che una persona mi ha inviato qualche tempo dopo aver seguito il 1° livello: Ciao Nathalie. Volevo dirti che grazie al Reiki riesco a camminare su e giù per le montagne; non ci pensavo ma poi, mentre andavo su per una salita e non ce la facevo più, ho visualizzato i simboli… non pensavo alla fatica, anzi, mi sentivo più forte del solito. Volevo condividere con te questa cosa e ringraziarti per avermi fatto conoscere questa energia”.

  • Serve un talento speciale o è possibile per chiunque imparare il Reiki degli Angeli? Se sì, come?

Tutti possono imparare ad utilizzare il Reiki degli Angeli!

E’ un meraviglioso percorso di consapevolezza composto da diversi livelli grazie ai quali si impara a: ripristinare l’equilibrio energetico in tutti i corpi sottili della persona; aiutare gli altri, anche a distanza; portare armonia a situazioni problematiche (nostre o altrui); programmare oggetti e ambienti; ripulire l’aura e i Chakra delle persone, gli oggetti o gli ambienti dalla presenza di energie pesanti; contattare direttamente gli angeli per noi e gli altri.

Alla fine del percorso si può diventare Master Reiki degli Angeli ed insegnare ad altri il Reiki degli Angeli.

  • E’ possibile praticare Reiki degli Angeli su se stessi?

Certamente! Con il 1° livello, si impara ad effettuare l’auto-trattamento e, con il 2° livello, anche se sembra incredibile a persone che poco conoscono il Reiki, si impara a auto-trattasi a distanza! E non solo, possiamo trattare le nostre situazioni o relazioni difficili e ottenere ottime soluzioni.

  • Quali sono gli obiettivi per te e lo studio Anthea per il prossimo futuro?

Il mio desiderio principale è di comunicare alle donne che possono migliorare la loro vita, in modo diverso. Vorrei che imparassero a sentirsi libere e indipendenti dai condizionamenti che hanno ricevuto – come me – dalla famiglia, educazione, scuola, pubblicità… Sono persone fantastiche e cercano soluzioni nel settore olistico quando tutto il resto non ha funzionato.

Aggiungo che non lavoro a livello medico e che il proprio medico deve sempre essere consultato quando è necessario, ma le tecniche olistiche possono affiancare le cure tradizionali con grandi benefici. Inoltre, il Reiki è sempre più presente negli ospedali di tutto il mondo.

Per questo ho scelto di aprire uno studio in cui diverse tecniche lavorano insieme, dove si può chiedere e ricevere aiuto, conoscere ed armonizzare emozioni e pensieri, avere il tempo necessario e uno spazio accogliente per “ritrovarsi”, ricevere suggerimenti e soluzioni per il proprio benessere… perché si può imparare, crescere e conoscersi su tutti i livelli dell’essere.

Il mio studio non è un luogo di cura, ma di armonia e di energia positiva, dove essere ascoltata e compresa.

  • Quale Angelo ci accompagna nelle energie di questa settimana?

Questa settimana, sto lavorando con l’arcangelo Ariel, il cui nome significa “Leone (o Leonessa) di Dio”. E’ strettamente collegato con la natura, le fate e gli elementi e l’altro ieri fotografando i colori del mio giardino, mi sono resa conto che mi era sempre vicino. Ariel ci aiuta a sentire un senso di interconnessione con la natura, con tutte le forze e le energie di Gaia, nostra Madre Terra, e con tutti gli esseri sia di questo mondo che di altri mondi.

Tutti possono invocarlo e sentire la sua presenza durante una passeggiata in un parco cittadino, in un bosco o al mare. Provate!

  • Grazie mille Nathalie per le preziose informazioni, parlaci dei tuoi prossimi eventi e dove possono trovarti i lettori.

Grazie a te Laura. E’ stato un onore essere intervistata da te e spiegare il mio lavoro ai lettori.

Siete sempre i benvenuti ed è possibile trovarmi tramite il mio sito-blog sul quale pubblico articoli relativi al Reiki e agli Angeli, ma non solo:

https://www.antheatecnicheholistiche.it/

o la mia pagina Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TecnicheHolistiche/

Le attività programmate sono sempre indicate in agenda sulla Home Page del sito. Sto preparando il programma per l’inizio del prossimo anno con nuovi corsi di Reiki degli Angeli, Reiki Usui, Karmic Reiki, Money Reiki, giornate e laboratori esperienziali con l’Aura-Soma, il mio corso per “Imparare a conoscere e contattare gli Angeli”, il corso sui “Tarocchi degli Angeli”, delle serate di scambio di trattamenti di reiki e altre di meditazione con gli Angeli… Sto anche organizzando laboratori in collaborazione con altre terapeute, dove il Reiki, l’Aura-Soma e gli Angeli incontreranno altre tecniche olistiche.

Insomma, le idee ci sono e si stanno sviluppando, sempre con il filo conduttore che tende a rendere le persone indipendenti e libere nelle loro scelte, riconoscere i loro doni e talenti… avere l’opportunità di riscoprirsi durante le sedute o i corsi nel mio studio.


A couple of months ago I participated with the Abundy Studio stand in two events that were held in the province of Parma, Italy (those of you who have been following me for a while know what I’m talking about!). At both events I had the pleasure of meeting Nathalie Aurouze, who with her fantastic energy immediately caught my attention and my admiration. Not being very familiar with the techniques she proposed, I immediately asked her for various information and finally to do an interview for Abundy’s blog. Thank you so very much for having accepted to share your experience, knowledge and all your passion with me and with all of you!

  • Hi Nathalie, thanks again for accepting this interview. Would you like to talk a little about yourself and how you became a holistic operator?

Good morning Laura. I am so happy to have met you and thank you for asking me to talk about the Angel Reiki.

My name is Nathalie Aurouze, I am a light worker and I live in Collecchio, near Parma. From early childhood, every night in a corner of my room I saw angels, but I didn’t dare talk about them with anyone because I was extremely shy. The adolescent period took the angels away from my life… and I continued to have great difficulties in affirming and expressing myself as I would have liked to do.

Growing up, looking for resources for myself and wanting to help my son to live with serenity, I discovered Reiki and, shortly after, the angels came back into my life, stronger than before, and I started listening to them! As I proceeded along my path, I noticed that my self-esteem increased, that I felt less and less afraid, that my relationships became more harmonious and that I could make significant changes.

My research and my professional training led me to share my talents with others and people started looking for me to get help, a different help.

  • What is your approach and your general philosophy during a client session?

I really like helping women who have the courage and the will to change what no longer works in their lives, find themselves, manage their well-being in everyday life and improve their personal, family and social life. Because they really deserve to follow their heart and smile again!

  • What techniques do you propose in your studio “Anthea”?

I use holistic techniques that act on an energetic, angelic, quantum and / or spiritual level:

Usui Reiki and also other traditions such as Karmic Reiki, Money Reiki, the Angel Reiki of which we will talk later;

Aura cleansing, to be able to remove everything that prevents us from going ahead on an energetic level;

the Aura-Soma and the Light beamer pen, a very interesting chromotherapy that also includes crystal therapy and aromatherapy, thanks to the natural components of the bottles.

But also Angel Channeling, readings of the Tarot of the Angels, readings of the Akashic Records and sessions with the Merkaba Light Codes, which act on the different levels of our being, always for its highest good.

A person can choose to have individual sessions (single or groups) and/or follow some courses, to better understand themselves, understand their gifts and talents and then use them to ridiscover themselves and live in a better way in every area of their life.

  • Let’s talk about the Angel Reiki. What is different from Usui Reiki?

The Usui Reiki that we know today was born in Japan almost 100 years ago and is today the most known energy technique in the world.

The Angel Reiki is a less known tradition, in harmony with the Angels, whose symbols derive from Nature. It works on the preparation of the soul at the beginning of the path of inner awareness, acts on body-heart-soul and gives peace and serenity to the person. This tradition is divided into 6 levels (including the Master level).

  • How was this technique channeled for the first time?

The Angel Reiki was born several years ago, during a convention of Reiki Masters, during which a man defined the levels and explained the symbols of this tradition. Unfortunately, at the end of the conference the participants could not find him again despite an intense search. He had disappeared and they began to think that he was an angel who had come to bring them this teaching.

During my growth path, I noticed that all the techniques I studied brought me to the Angels and the Reiki Usui brought me to the Angel Reiki. As they say, “when the pupil is ready, the master appears!“.

  • Many of us have never had direct experiences with the Angels. How would you describe them?

Angels are energies that emanate from the Divine (you can call it whatever you like: God, Allah, Creator, Source… the Divine exists independently of religions). An angelic experience is easy to recognize because it always brings you calm, serenity and a deep feeling of love. The difficulty lies in us! First of all we must ask, because the Angels respect our free will and do not intervene if we do not ask for help.

Secondly, we must learn to receive their messages: listen to them, hear them, perceive them, see them… Unfortunately we often pass by the angelic advice without realizing that we have already received the answer to our question, and it is only because we are too focused on ourselves. With the Angel Reiki we can learn to raise our frequency to perceive angels. One of the levels is dedicated to channeling and it is wonderful to see people understand that they can easily receive angelic answers.

  • Tell us what you can expect from a session of Angel Reiki.

The treatment with Angel Reiki is sweet, respectful of your person and your soul. Its energy offers relaxation of mind and heart, in order to feel more calm, centered and regenerated, before returning to your life with greater energy and positivity.

Everyone can receive it, even small children or elderly people who are more fragile, and this thanks to his delicate, angelic energy.

  • What are the reasons that lead a person to ask you for a session of Reiki of the Angels? And what are the benefits?

When a person feels attracted to the Angels, she/he asks me for the Angel Reiki. It is a simple matter of affinity.

The benefits are numerous:

– better understanding of emotions and let go of anger, frustration or guilt

– calming the mind and being able to sleep better

– start a path of awareness

– learn to channel angels to receive their advice directly

This is the testimony that someone sent me some time after attending level 1: “Hi Nathalie. I wanted to tell you that thanks to Reiki I can walk up and down the mountains. I didn’t think about it but then, but while I was going up a hill and couldn’t take it anymore, I visualized the symbols… I didn’t think about fatigue and, on the contrary, I felt stronger than usual. I wanted to share this with you and thank you for letting me know about this energy“.

  • Do you need a special talent or is it possible for anyone to learn Angels Reiki? If so, how?

Everyone can learn to use Angels Reiki! It is a wonderful path of awareness composed of different levels through which you learn to: restore energy balance in all the subtle bodies of the person; helping others, even from distance; bring harmony to problematic situations (ours or other’s); program objects and environments; cleanse the aura and chakras of people, objects or environments from the presence of heavy energies; contact the angels directly for us and others. At the end of the path you can become Angel Reiki Master and teach others.

  • Is it possible to practice Angel Reiki on oneself?

Of course! With 1st level, you learn to perform self-treatment and, with 2nd level, even if it seems incredible to people who know little about Reiki, you learn how to deal with yourself remotly! And not only that, we can treat our difficult situations or relationships and get excellent solutions.

  • What are the goals for you and the Anthea studio for the near future?

My main desire is to communicate to women that they can improve their lives differently. I would like them to learn to feel free and independent of the conditioning they have received (like me) from their family, education, school, advertising… They are fantastic people and are looking for solutions in the holistic sector when everything else has not worked yet.

I would like to add that I do not work on a medical level and that a doctor must always be consulted when it is necessary, but holistic techniques can complement traditional treatments with great benefits. Moreover, Reiki is increasingly present in hospitals around the world.

This is why I chose to open a hoslitic practice where different techniques work together, where you can ask and receive help, learn about and harmonize emotions and thoughts, have the necessary time and a welcoming space to “find yourself”, receive suggestions and solutions for your own well-being… because you can learn, grow and know yourself on all levels of your being.

My professional practice is not a place of care, but of harmony and positive energy, where one can be listened to and be understood.

  • Which Angel accompanies us in this week’s energy?

This week, I’m working with the archangel Ariel, whose name means “Lion (or Lioness) of God”. It is closely connected with nature, fairies and elements and the day before yesterday, photographing the colors of my garden, I realized that it was always close to me. Ariel helps us to feel a sense of interconnection with nature, with all the forces and energies of Gaia, our Mother Earth, and with all beings both of this world and of other worlds.

Everyone can invoke it and feel its presence during a walk in a city park, in a forest or by the sea. Try!

  • Thank you very much Nathalie for the valuable information, tell us about your upcoming events and where readers can find you.

Thank you Laura. It was an honor to be interviewed by you and explain my work to readers.

You are always welcome and you can find me via my blog site where I publish articles related to Angel Reiki and other techniques:

https://www.antheatecnicheholistiche.it/

or my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TecnicheHolistiche/

The scheduled activities are always listed on the website’s Home Page.
I am preparing the program for the beginning of next year with new courses of Angel Reiki, Reiki Usui, Karmic Reiki, Money Reiki, days and experiential workshops with the Aura-Soma, my course for “Learning to know and contact the Angels”, the course on the “Tarot of the Angels”, evenings during which we can exchange Reiki treatments and other during which we can do meditation with the Angels.

I am also organizing workshops in collaboration with other therapists, where Reiki, Aura-Soma and the Angels will meet with other holistic techniques.

In short, there are ideas and they are developing, always with the common thread that tends to make people independent and free in their choices, to recognize their gifts and talents… to have the opportunity to rediscover themselves during sessions or courses in my holistic practice.

How to Cleanse your Crystals – Come Pulire i vostri Cristalli

Bilingual article, for Italian scroll down! Articolo bilingue, per l’Italiano far scorrere in basso!


Today I’d like to talk to those who regularly use crystals for regression, holistic therapies, meditation, etc. and give you some advice on how to cleanse them, purify them and recharge them with new energy once they’ve been used. All these precious information were provided to me by Federico Cella, whom I warmly thank!

PURIFICATION OF CRYSTALS IN WATER

After we have bought our crystals it is necessary to clean them and one of the fundamental methods is with the element of water. Running cold and clean water over the stones (the ideal would be pure water from a stream, but also tap water is fine) for a few seconds on the left hand, then dry with a cotton cloth. We should not use this method with all the stones, because contact with water can make some of them opaque and lose their shine: azurite, turquoise, chrysocolla, cyanite. In addition, these stones contain copper and may oxidize with water. Same thing for hematite, pyrite and magnetite containing iron, so in these cases use other methods listed below.

SALT METHOD

We put the crystals or stones in a crock, glass or wood and cover them with coarse sea salt. Let them rest for one, three or seven nights (these are three esoteric numbers, we choose the time to use based on our feeling). Once this is done, we place the entire container under a stream of running water which we let run for 30min / 1H, then dry it with a cotton cloth. If we have purified stones that do not “love water” we obviously remove them before rinsing. This procedure is not indicated for: cyanite, opal (loves water but not salt), azurite, aragonite, selenite, dioptase and other very delicate stones. Also remember to be careful when purifying jewels containing silver and copper that oxidize with water and salt. WARNING! THE COMBINATION OF WATER AND SALT TOGETHER CAN BE CORROSIVE FOR MANY CRYSTALS

SUN METHOD

We put our crystal on a window or rather in a garden or in a vase of plants / flowers and leave it there for at least three days, it is not important to collect them for the night. In resonance with the sun very dark minerals linked to the earth are perfect, such as obsidian, tourmaline, jasper etc. We pay attention to transparent colored crystals: do not expose them to direct sunlight, because they will tend to lighten, so we possibly use other methods for these crystals.

MOON METHOD

This is a great method not only to clean the crystal but also to boost it to maximum energy. During the waxing moon or the full moon night we put the stones near the roots of a tree or in a vase that we have on the balcony, or otherwise on a cotton cloth and leave them there all night long. If you want to maximize the crystal, perform the treatment for the whole crescent moon phase, placing the stones during the day, for example in a box, and handle them as little as possible. This method is used to purify and recharge the stones and crystals that are considered “feminine”: the amethyst, the moonstone, the celestine, opals, chrysoprase (all methods applicable to this stone), damburite, dioptase, fluorite (azure-violet), kunzite, meteorite, hyaline quartz (all methods applicable to this stone), so all transparent, blue, violet or stones working on female emotions: sensitivity, dreams and perceptions.

EARTH METHOD or WITH CLAY

The longest but also the most complete treatment consists in burying the stones during the new or full moon and letting them rest for the entire moon phase, or 28 days. This process unites the energies of Mother Earth with those of Heaven. There are also various types of clay, the most readily available and least expensive is the ventilated green clay, available in all herbalists. We put the stones in a crock, glass or wood and we cover them with clay, for three, seven, nine or eleven nights (they are other esoteric numbers, we choose which ones to use based on our feeling). After the days we have chosen, we remove the clay (which we can throw away or recycle using it as soil) and put the stones in a clean container, always in natural material, letting a stream of fresh water flow for about 1H. Then we take the stones and dry them with a clean cotton cloth. WARNING! This method with earth and / or clay is not recommended for particularly porous stones, as the clay or earth could stick in the micro-cracks with remote possibility of recovery. This method is good when the stones are not too “discharged”, as it helps them to discharge the accumulated negative energy. Never use hot water as it could crack the crystal, making it lose energy.

METHOD WITH THE REIKI

With the first level it will be sufficient to give Reiki to our crystal for a period varying from 15 to 30 minutes. With the second level, through the use of symbols, treatment times are shortened to 5/15 minutes.

METHOD WITH INCENSE

To all the stones we can sprinkle the sacred smoke of the holy pole or sage for at least 1 minute with rotary movements or with the figure of “8” horizontal, or the infinite, which is one of the main symbols of healing and energy.


Oggi vorrei rivolgermi a coloro che utilizzano i cristalli per terapie olistiche, regressioni, meditazioni ecc e darvi alcuni consigli su come pulirli, purificarli e ricaricarli di energia nuova una volta utilizzati. Tutte queste preziose informazioni mi sono state fornite da Federico Cella, che ringrazio di cuore!

PURIFICAZIONE DEI CRISTALLI IN ACQUA

Dopo che abbiamo comprato i nostri cristalli è necessario ripulirli e uno dei metodi fondamentali è con l’elemento acqua. Far scorrere sulle pietre acqua fredda e pulita (l’ideale sarebbe l’acqua pura di un ruscello, ma anche del rubinetto va benissimo) per qualche secondo sulla mano sinistra, poi asciugare con un panno. Facciamo attenzione a non utilizzare questo metodo con tutte le pietre, perchè il contatto con l’acqua può renderne alcune opache e far perdere lucentezza: azzurrite, turchese, crisocolla, cianite. Inoltre queste pietre contengono rame e al contatto con l’acqua potrebbero ossidarsi. Stessa cosa per l’ematite, pirite e la magnetite che contengono ferro, quindi in questi casi ricorrere ad altri metodi sotto elencati.

METODO DEL SALE

Mettiamo i cristalli o le pietre in un recipiente di coccio, vetro o legno e copriamo con sale grosso marino. Lasciamoli riposare per una, tre o sette notti (sono tre numeri esoterici – scegliamo in base al nostro sentire il tempo da usare). Fatto ciò poniamo l’intero recipiente sotto un filo d’acqua corrente che lasciamo scorrere per 30min/1H, poi le asciughiamo con un panno di cotone. Se abbiamo purificato delle pietre che non “amano l’acqua” ovviamente le togliamo prima del risciacquo. Questo procedimento non è indicato per: cianite, opale (ama l’acqua ma non il sale), azzurrite, aragonite, selenite, dioptasio e altre pietre molto delicate. Ricordate inoltre di fare attenzione quando purificate gioielli contenenti argento e rame che con acqua e sale si ossidano. ATTENZIONE! LA COMBINAZIONE DI ACQUA E SALE INSIEME PUO’ ESSERE CORROSIVA PER MOLTI CRISTALLI.

METODO DEL SOLE

Mettiamo il nostro cristallo su una finestra o meglio in un giardino oppure in un vaso di piante o fiori e lasciamolo lì per almeno tre giorni, non è importante ritirarli per la notte. In risonanza con il sole sono perfetti minerali molto scuri legati alla terra come ossidiana, tormalina, diaspro ecc. Facciamo attenzione ai cristalli colorati trasparenti: non esponiamoli alla luce diretta del sole, perché tenderanno a schiarirsi, quindi utilizziamo possibilmente altri metodi per questi cristalli.

METODO DELLA LUNA

Questo è un ottimo metodo non solo per pulire il cristallo ma anche per potenziarlo al massimo di energia. Durante la luna crescente oppure la notte di luna piena mettiamo le pietre vicino alle radici di un albero oppure in un vaso che abbiamo sul balcone, o in mancanza su un panno di cotone e lasciamole li per tutta la notte. Se si vuol potenziare al massimo il cristallo eseguire il trattamento per tutta la fase di luna crescente, riponendo le pietre durante il giorno ad esempio in una scatola, e di maneggiarle il meno possibile. Questo metodo viene utilizzato per purificare e ricaricare le pietre e i cristalli per così dire “femminili”: l’ametista, la pietra di luna, la celestina, opali, crisoprasio (tutti i metodi applicabili a questa pietra), damburite, dioptasio, fluorite (azzurro-violette), kunzite, meteorite, quarzo ialino (tutti i metodi applicabili a questa pietra), in pratica tutte le pietre trasparenti, azzurre, violette o che lavorano sulle emozioni femminili, la sensibilità, i sogni e le percezioni.

METODO DELLA TERRA o CON ARGILLA

Il trattamento più lungo ma anche il più completo consiste nel sotterrare le pietre durante la luna nuova o piena e lasciarli riposare per l’intera fase lunare, ovvero 28 giorni. Con questo procedimento si uniscono le energie di Madre Terra con quelle Celesti. Esistono poi vari tipi di argilla, quella più facilmente reperibile e meno costosa è l’argilla verde ventilata, disponibile in tutte le erboristerie. Mettiamo le pietre in un recipiente di coccio, vetro o legno e le copriamo con l’argilla Per tre, sette, nove o undici notti (sono altri numeri esoterici, scegliamo in base al nostro sentire quale usare). Trascorsi i giorni che abbiamo scelto togliamo l’argilla (che possiamo buttare via o riciclare usandola come terriccio) e mettiamo le pietre in un contenitore pulito, sempre di materiale naturale, lasciando scorrere un filo acqua fresca corrente per circa 1H. Successivamente prendiamo le pietre e le asciughiamo con un panno pulito in cotone. ATTENZIONE! Questo metodo con terra e/o argilla è sconsigliato per le pietre particolarmente porose, in quanto l’argilla o la terra potrebbero attaccarsi nelle micro-fessure con remote possibilità di recupero. Questo metodo va bene quando le pietre non sono troppo “scariche”, in quanto le aiuta a scaricare l’energia negativa accumulata, mai usare acqua calda poichè potrebbe incrinare il cristallo, facendogli perdere energia.

METODO CON IL REIKI

Con il primo livello sarà sufficiente dare reiki al nostro cristallo per un periodo variabile dai 15 ai 30 minuti. Con il secondo livello,attraverso l’uso dei simboli i tempi di trattamento si accorciano a 5/15 minuti.

METODO CON L’INCENSO

A tutte le pietre possiamo cospargere il fumo sacro del palo santo o salvia per almeno 1 minuto con movimenti rotatori o a figura di “8” orizzontale, ovvero l’infinito, che è uno dei principali simboli di guarigione ed energia.

5 Common Myths about Yoga

This is a guest post written by Emily Lopes (find out more). Thanks for this great article and for collaborating to Abundy Holistic Studio’s purpose!

 

Yoga has been making its way to the mainstream. According to a survey from the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance, the yoga industry is booming in America. It grew from an approximate of 20.4 million in 2012 to 36.7 million yoga practitioners last 2016 in America alone. This 2019, the yoga industry is transitioning to be at the top of the fitness trends. The yoga revolution will continue to take place from 2019 to 2020, making the revenue projection to an approximate $11.6 billion in 2020.

But despite the rapid growth yoga shown within the years, there are still a lot of people who have a tweaked view about this practice. Here are the most common myths about yoga:

  1. If you’re not flexible, you can’t do yoga 

You have to do some stretching in yoga. That’s a fact. Practicing yoga regularly can improve your flexibility. But flexibility is not a prerequisite. With patience and dedication, you will become more flexible. No matter what your skill level is, you are always welcome to do yoga. Besides, nobody said that you have to be ripped or fit already before going to the gym. 

  1. Yoga is for the young

There is a stereotype that yoga is for the young, the slim, the active, or the beautiful. Since people think that yoga is for flexible people, there is a weight, body physique, or age requirement – which is generally incorrect. Just because we usually see people deemed to be perfect in figure or young and active individuals posting on social media, doesn’t always mean you have to be like that. While it is attractive and inspiring, it can be misleading. Yoga is for everybody. No matter what size, shape, color, or race, you are welcome to enter the world of yoga. 

  1. Yoga is not for men

In connection with the myth above, yoga has been associated with women. There are instances that when you visit a yoga studio, it is flocking with women. But to tell you the truth, yoga was pioneered by men. According to history, most of the best yoga teachers are men. In today’s time, more and more men are finally engaging and participating in yoga classes. The list includes Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Kevin Love. So if people say that yoga isn’t ‘manly’ enough, prove them wrong by joining a class or two. 

  1. Yoga is expensive 

If you’re worrying that you do not have the ‘right look’ for yoga, throw it away. You do not need a collection of branded outfits just to practice yoga. Yoga doesn’t care about who you wear. It cares about how you perform your salutations, how you keep up with the pace, and how great it is that you’re going to experience the amazing benefits of yoga. Though having such pieces of clothing can make you look good and feel good, yoga is not about the looks. As long as you are in your comfortable self in comfortable and yoga-appropriate clothing, you look good already.

In terms of yoga classes, there are a lot of studios from all over the world that provide free to less costly trial classes. Most of the yoga studios offer packages that help you save more than purchasing a single class from time to time. You can also attend yoga classes offered by different retreat venues for hire. The most important thing that yoga practitioners wanted you to know is that yoga is not an expensive practice. 

  1. Yoga is boring because it’s too slow and takes too much time

There are various formal yoga classes that run from 30 – 90 minutes. There are also lots of online yoga classes that you can try for 5 minutes or so. A class in a few minutes is not enough to unlock the whole package of benefits yoga has to offer. All good things take time. If you also worry that pace is too slow for you, you can find different yoga types that are more rigorous and that have more challenging styles and poses. 

Here are other misconceptions about yoga. Yoga is neither magic nor a religion. It is not just for the ‘hippies’ or the ‘cool ones’ but for everyone. Yoga is more than just an exercise or a body of work but a combination of it with psychology and spirituality. Yoga has a lot to offer and is best to experience for yourself. May we have the courage to debunk these beliefs if we hear them from someone somewhere.

Your tongue speaks for your health

“Stick out your tongue!” This is what a traditional chinese medicine (= TCM) pratictioner will say to you as soon as you are checked. But don’t worry, he is not making fun of you.

Your tongue does more than just taste food and articulate words, and that was well known since ancient times. Back then doctors had to practice the “tongue diagnosis” to check the overall patients’ health, when x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans did not exist.

But even now it is a very usefull diagnostic tool, because once this check is done and other aspects of the patient’s status are evaluated, the TCM practitioner may recommend treatment with such therapies as acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and/or massage.

Why the tongue exam assess the overall health

In TCM, it’s thought that different areas of the tongue reflect connections in the body, both to the meridians and the 5 major internal organs (liver, lung, spleen, heart, and kidney). Therefore, it is very useful and important for confirming or not a diagnosis. It can show also strong visual signs of a person’s overall energetic balance or imbalance.

What to look for

There are mainly 4 features in a tongue that should be examined:

Color: An healthy tongue looks pink and vital. Of course the natural tongue color can vary individually, but taken in conjunction with other information, it is still a very good indicator of what is happening inside your body. Changes in tongue color are said to be te sign of a chronic illness.

Shape: Normal tongue shape is neither too thick nor too thin and the body is smooth with no cracks. This feature tells the amount of the fluids and moisture running through the whole body.

Changes in its shape may include a swollen or puffy tongue, presence of cracks and curling at the sides of the tongue.

Coating: Normally your coating is thin and white/yellowish, but if you are getting sick, you may see a thicker coating developing. The consistency of the tongue’s coating also indicates the state of the fluids and heat in the body (more or less dry tongue).

As the coating is the feature that changes more rapidly, it provides an indication of acute illness in process.

Cracks: When ulcers, wounds or open areas appear on the body tongue areas usually indicate an imbalance problem (deficiency) in that organ and/or meridian. For instance, horizontal cracks are commonly associated with Yin deficiency.

Some tips and key point

  • Remember that some disorders don’t show up in the tongue, and that’s why the TCM pratictioner evaluates the patients’ health considering more diagnostic tools.
  • The tongue should be examined for no longer than 15 seconds at a time, otherwise the extending position may cause changes in its shape and color.
  • Color can be changed by food and beverages, smoke or lack of personal hygiene. Please brush your tongue and avoid oral intakes such as coffee, green tea, beet, or artificially colored candies before your assessment.
  • Patient’s age, gender and weight can influence the tongue look. For instance, overweight patients can show a larger and lighter color tongue and infants tend to have white thick coating that is easily removed, or commonly peeled tongues.
  • The season of the year can affect the look of your tongue. Infact it should be normal during spring, but it may tend to be more dry during summer or more damp in the winter.
  • The time of the day could also be an influencing factor. The coating of the tongue usually becomes thinner as the day progresses, while the color becomes more red and shiny.

I bet now you are very curious to look at your tongue in front of the mirror and check your health. So…which tongue are you?

ThetaHealing Explained

Have you ever wondered whether your beliefs may be preventing you from living the life you want?

Not many people have, as there is a tendency to blame your problems on other people, let negative thoughts control your reality and not take account for your own actions. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If there is something about your life that you want to change, chances are it’s your own beliefs that are preventing you from succeeding. ThetaHealing can help you replace these sabotaging beliefs with new, empowering ones!

Everybody benefits in some way from every session and sometimes the positive outcome may come in ways you do not expect. This type of healing empowers you to re-create your life exactly as you choose. Sounds too good to be true? Let’s explain better what exactly this meditation technique is and how it works.

Miraculous ThetaHealing

ThetaHealing was created by Vianna Stibal in 1995, when her own journey back to health with conventional medical treatment had failed. She was suffering from incredible pain, and nothing seemed to be helping, but deep within she believed she already knew how to heal herself. During this time, Vianna continued to work doing intuitive readings. While in this state, she found she could communicate with the Source (the universal life force), and be given answers to her questions. Her right leg, which had shrunk three inches shorter than her left leg, returned instantly to its normal size. The pain was gone, and her leg was healed. Since that time, Vianna has travelled the world to teach people how to use this powerful technique to transform their lives.

Brain waves and healing

How is that possible? You may not know but there are five major frequencies in the human brain: Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta. These brain waves are all being used at any one time, but depending on the situation one frequency is always dominant. The Theta wave is the dominant brain wave during very deep meditation, when drifting off to sleep or while under hypnosis.

Scientists have discovered that the Theta brain frequency has been found to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, facilitate deep relaxation, improve mental clarity and creative thinking, reduce pain, promote euphoria, and provide access to instant healings. When doing Theta Healing, the brain instantly goes into a Theta wave state. It is when in this state you are able to work directly with Source, Spirit, the Universe, God or Creator of All That Is, (depending on your spiritual and religious beliefs), to facilitate powerful healings. Everyone can learn to achieve this state easily.

ThetaHealing in practise

A certified ThetaHealing Practitioner will help you identify unconscious beliefs that are holding you back, or that can lead to physical unease in your body. Many people may be aware of conscious “limiting” beliefs, fears or doubts that prevent them from achieving what they desire. However over the years, we have discovered that there is often an unconscious belief or program that is at the root of the problem.

Once the Theta Healing Practitioner has helped you identify the root belief by “digging” for it, they will then use the Theta Brainwave to go to the Energy of All That Is, and command and witness an instant change to that belief. Once the witnessing is complete, the root belief and all beliefs that have arisen from it like a chain, are changed instantly. The effect can be felt immediately, and the client’s relief is fast and permanent. You will also notice immediately changes in the belief as it will be tested through a “muscle test”.

Create the life you deserve

The possibilities for using ThetaHealing are truly infinite and are really only limited by your imagination and desire to “try it” in any given circumstance! For instance, it has been used in such diverse areas as healing the physical body or rifts in relationships, gaining confidence for public speaking, helping secure new jobs, manifesting the ideal home and partner, improving sales performance and business relationships at work and much more!

You do not need to do anything in preparation for the session. You can use this technique on yourself, your friends and family and even your animals. Remember also that Thetahealing is a technique, not a religion and it is open to all people.

ThetaHealing is a simple, practical, straight-forward technique that is easily learned and refined through repeated use. The more you use it, the more you develop your conscious awareness of the day to day things around you, as well as your unconscious consciousness of the intangible world.

Wheter this is just placebo effect or true, I will let you decide. But I tried it on myself and other people and it always had a great outcome and a positive effect. For more info, finding a practitioner or a course to become a ThetaHealer: Thetahealing.com

Discover the properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is also known as medicinal aloe, “lily of the desert” or “elephant’s gall” and it belongs to the family of succulent plants in the genus ‘Aloe’. Its origin is believed to be in Sudan and has been used for more than 6,000 years, being recognized by many civilizations including the Egyptians, Spanish, Persians, Greeks, Italians, Africans, Japanese, and Indians. It grows best in warm and dry climates and that is why it is densely found in those areas, but it can be easily grown both indoors and outdoors.

Aloe Vera plant is often a stemless or sometimes very short-stemmed juicy plant that grows around 60–100 cm in height and the offsets spread out wide. The leaves of this plant are thick and fleshy and the color varies from green to gray-green. Some varieties of this plant have white flecks on the upper and lower portions of the stem surfaces. The margin of the leaves is like saw-tooth and the flowers bloom during the summer. Each leaf is full of a slimy tissue that stores water, which makes the leaves thick.

This slimy, water-filled tissue is the “gel” we usually associate with Aloe Vera products, and it contains most of the bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. This plant has also compounds such as mannans, polysaccharides, lectins, and anthraquinones that are extremely beneficial for human health. Let’s have a look at all the benefits of this amazing plant:

  • For skin care (wounds, sores, rashes, etc.)

The pure inner gel extracted from the Aloe leaf is the best natural remedy for skin abrasions and it also helps diminish the symptoms of aging skin conditions like wrinkles. Many skin care and personal care products, toiletries, and cosmetics include Aloe extracts. In fact, if you have its plant at home, simply tear a small part of the leaf, take the gel and apply it in the raw form on your face. The topical external use of this plant is the most commonly known and it has long been known as a treatment for sores, particularly burns, including sunburns. Some people prefer drinking its juice, which also enhances skin health, as the properties of the plant work internally. It also helps in curing stings, rashes, acne, and psoriasis.

  • For beauty (moisturizer, hair care, teeth care etc.)

Aloe Vera has proven to be an excellent option for promoting naturally hair growth and essential to retain voluminous and healthy hair. You can apply its gel to the entire scalp or use a shampoo, which stimultaing your scalp can improves blood circulation and keeps you away from stress and mental tiredness.

Dental and gum diseases can also be cured by Aloe Vera. You can try out this natural remedy at home: put some of its powder on your toothbrush, then brush normally. It will soothe your gums and cure any kind of infection or bruises.

  • For digestion

The adaptogenic properties of Aloe Vera are beneficial for a proper digestion. It ensures better nutrient absorption and also eliminates harmful elements through smooth excretion. Its compounds called polysaccharides have the ability to cure a host of digestive disorders and ulcers, which are one of the most prominent consequences of digestive problems. Many studies have proven that with its anti-inflamamtory qualities it improves issues like Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcers, and other digestive tract disorders, mainly driven by the inflammation of digestive organs.

  • For constipation

This time it is not the gel, but the latex, that provides the benefits. The latex is a sticky yellow residue found just under the skin of the leaf and the key compound responsible for this effect is called aloin, or barbaloin, which has well-established laxative and diuretic effects (however, some concerns have been raised about safety issues with frequent use).

  • For immunity

Aloe Vera gel, again, contains powerful antioxidants, which belong to a large family of substances known as polyphenols. These polyphenols, along with several other compounds in Aloe vera, can help inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can cause infections in humans. Beverages made with aloe vera juice possess natural detoxifying properties that effectively cleanse the digestive system and the circulatory system. As the absorption level of nutrients accelerates, it results in better blood circulation and also improves health. Infact, when the blood is oxygen-rich, it automatically provides nutrients within the cells more proficiently. Zinc is also an important component in this fantastic plant and it’s essential to maintain a proper immune function.

  • For diabetes and general regulation of blood sugar

Some evidence in humans and animals suggested that Aloe Vera is able to alleviate the chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level) and perturbed lipid (fat) profile that are common among people with diabetes and are major risk factors for cardiovascular complications.

  • For pain

The extract of Aloe Vera has shown to be an excellent stimulant of the uterus and intake of its juice is very beneficial during painful menstruation.

The anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera help it to work efficiently on joints and muscle pains, caused by heavy physical acivity or diseases like gout or arthritis. Applying Aloe gel topically eases inflammation and swelling of the joints.

Aloe Vera Smoothie Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • lemon, if you like it
  • 1 cup of fresh mango (or any other fruit you like!)
  • 1 fresh banana (or any other fruit again!)
  • a handful of fresh mint
  • 1 medium Aloe Vera leaf filletted (1/2 cups)

How to fillet an Aloe Vera leaf:

  1. First, cut off any white parts close to the root of the leaf.
  2. Then trim the prickly sides by slicing them off entirely using a paring knife. When doing so, try to take off as little as possible.
  3. With the convex side facing up, use a potato peeler to remove the skin from the leaf. Alternatively, you can slice off the top skin with the knife.
  4. Then, slide the knife under the gel to separate it from the leaf skin, making sure there is no leftover skin on the gel.
  5. Dice the gel into smaller pieces. Refrigerate and cover your leftover Aloe.
  6. Add straight into your blender or juicer with the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Enjoy!

Chromotherapy in brief

Colour is a phenomenon which surrounds us and it is often taken for granted. Just think for one second about the wonder of the rainbow and the awe-inspiring spectacle of the nothern lights. Colours are the visual part of what is known as the electromagnetic spectrum, that comprises of different kinds of energy waves which range from radio waves (the longest) to cosmic energy waves (the shortest).

We also know that light is composed of colors. Along with colors, light also consists of chemical and emotional elements since it emits heat, electricity and magnetism. Light, along with its component colours, can be used for healing the mind, body and spirit. This is the basic principle behind Chromotherapy (=colour therapy). But the rediscovery of colour used as a therapy is still in its early states, as at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century Chromotherapy was temporarily replaced by allopathic medicine due to the discovery of new drugs and advances in surgery.

It is common knowledge that white light is made up of all the colours. One way of experiencing this is to shine light through a prism, which refracts the light, splitting it into the multi-coloured band known as the colour spectrum. This is because each of the colours has its own angle of refraction (they are red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, indigo, violet and magenta). Each of these colours has its own wavelength and sound frequency ranging from the longest wavelength and lowest sound frequency of red, to the short wavelength and highest sound frequency of magenta.

All the colours of the spectrum have a complementary colour, which is their opposite in the colour wheel, and they are always used for a treatment, as they tend to look balanced and brighter when they are next to each other.

Following on from the electromagnetic spectrum we know that each colour has also its own vibration, so by using colour on its own or with another therapy, we can maintain or change the vibrations of the body to a frequency which stimulates health and harmony. This because the frequency changes in the case of disease.

There are many ways to use these colours, such as coloured gem stones but you can easily wear colourful cloths, paint your home in specific colours or use coloured lamps and furniture. It’s up to you!

RED — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR TURQUOISE
Red is a primary colour, which means that it cannot be produced by mixing any other colours. It is the colour with the longest wavelength and lowest sound frequency and, like all the other colours, it ranges from a very deep to a very pale red. It is a powerful energizer and stimulant, related to the masculine energy. If it is used in excess, it can cause aggression and sometimes restlessness. Red is the symbol of life, strength and vitality and helps to ground us, as it is connected to the base chakra and the gonads and reproductive cycle (great for the treatment of infertility). It is the colour to increase energy, raise body temperature and improve circulation and is therefore a colour of choice to use in cases of low blood pressure, anaemia and iron deficiency. When used with turquoise, red can help counteract infections and pneumonia and alleviate constipation. When red is mixed with white, it produces rose pink, the colour of spiritual love. Rose pink can be used in conjunction with violet for a broken heart. Violet restores dignity and self-respect and rose pink fills the person with spiritual love. Red should NOT be used when there is anxiety, emotional stress, high blood pressure or asthma.

ORANGE — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR BLUE
Orange is a combination of red and yellow, thereby influencing both physical vitality and intellect. Related to the adrenals glands, it is the symbol of the feminine energy of creation. This is the colour of joy, the colour of dance, and as such is good for treating depression. Its antispasmodic effect works in cases of muscles spasms and cramp. It is also used in cases of kidney stones, gall stones, or for colds, underactive thyroid and bronchitis, fatigue or exhaustion.

GOLD — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR INDIGO
Gold is the colour of wisdom and is indicative of high spirituality. In healing, this colour is only used with its complementary colour indigo, and for energising the body at the end of the treatment.

YELLOW — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR VIOLET
Yellow is one of the three primary pigment colours and it is related to the solar plexus chakra which governs the pancreas, controls the digestive system and helps to purify the body through its eliminating action on both the liver and the intestines. The yellow rays carry positive, magnetic currents which are inspiring and stimulating. These rays strengthen the nerves, stimulate the intellect and activity the motor nerves in the physical body, thereby generating energy in the muscles. This colour is used to treat partial or complete paralysis, diabetes, indigestion, fractured or broken bones and all arthritic conditions. Yellow works on the skin by improving its texture, cleansing, healing scars, and helping conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

GREEN — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR MAGENTA
Green is a combination of yellow and blue. Yellow being the last colour on the magnetic side of the spectrum and blue, the first on the electrical side, green is the colour of balance. It is the dominant colour of the heart chakra and has the power to harmonise the yin and yang in the body. It also has a harmonising effect on three aspects of a human being, namely body, mind and spirit. Green also possesses antiseptic properties, enabling it to be used in cases of infection. It also has the ability to detoxify, which makes it invaluable for use on a toxic liver and it is useful in constipation, shock and certain heart conditions.

TURQUOISE — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR RED
Turquoise is a combination of blue and green. It is related to the thymus gland and located close to it. The thymus gland is part of our immune system, therefore turquoise is a good colour to use to strengthen this.  Turquoise has the ability to calm, making it an excellent colour to use for nervous tension.

BLUE — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR ORANGE
Blue is the dominant colour of the throat chakra. Like red, it is a primary or pure colour. But unlike red, which acts as a stimulant, blue has a relaxing and expanding effect, and is used on asthmatics. This is because it is symbioses tranquillity, peace, inspiration and devotion. Blue is an excellent colour for healing and meditation. It is also a good colour to wear during pregnancy. The throat chakra is the centre of communication and creativity. Those people who communicate with difficulty, or work mainly with their intellect, will benefit from treatment with the blue ray. Other disorders which respond well to blue are tension, fear, insomnia, anxiety, jaundice, diarrhoea and mastitis. However an excess of blue can cause depression.

INDIGO — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR GOLD
This colour is a combination of blue and violet and is related to the brow chakra. It is associated with the mind, eyes and ears, and therefore it is used for cataracts and sinus problems. It is a strong painkiller and has antiseptic properties. Indigo, applied with its complementary colour gold, is used for headaches, neuralgic pain, insomnia, eye strain, angina, muscular strains, hepatitis, inflammation and sciatica.

VIOLET — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR YELLOW
This colour is related to the crown chakra and pertains to spirituality, self-respect and dignity. It is very beneficial to psychological disorders such as schizophrenia and manic depression. It also helps sciatica, diseases of the scalp and all disorders connected with the nervous system.

MAGENTA — COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR GREEN
Magenta is composed of red and violet and is associated with release or letting go. On a mental level infact, magenta enables us to let go of ideas and thought patterns which have become irrelevant. Emotionally, it helps us to let go of old feelings which are preventing us from moving forward. On the physical level, it leads us to relinquish physical activities which we have outgrown. Magenta is beneficial in tinnitus, benign cysts and detached retinas.

 

Focus on: The Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name: Sahasrara – thousand petal
Element: No element, or thought
Color: Violet or white
Shape: Round scullcap
Petals of the lotus: One thousand
Rights: To know and to learn
Endocrine gland: Pineal gland
Physical association: Central nervous system, cerebral cortex
Psychological function: Awareness, understanding
Challenge: Attachment
Plane: Truth, reality
Planets: Uramis
Incense: Myrrh
Herb: Gotu Kola


The Crown chakra, known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the seventh chakra. It sits like a crown, at the top of the head or slightly above the head, radiating upwards, hence its name.

The meaning of its Sanskrit name is “thousand petals”, as its symbol is composed of a circle and a thousand petals of a lotus flower. This chakra is most commonly represented with the color white, although it can also be pictured as deep purple. The auric color of crown chakra energy can also be seen as gold, white, or clear light.

It is primarily associated to the pineal gland, and to the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, which work in pair to regulate the endocrine system. Because of its location, the crown chakra is closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system. Also, because it is located centrally at the top of the head, Sahasrara gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions.

Infact, the function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal. Its energy allows us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature. The “way of the Crown chakra” is the way of going beyond the limits of your own ego, knowing that all of creation is interconnected at a fundamental level. The challenge of this chakra is to liberate the spirit, open to the divine, and at the same time stay firmly rooted deep in the ground, as energetically, it has a connection with the first chakra, as they both are at the extremities of the chakra system.

As we are immersed in the energy of Sahasrara, we feel a state of blissful union with all that is, of spiritual ecstasy, allowing us to access to the upmost clarity and enlightened wisdom. The quality of awareness that comes with it is universal, transcendent, and it makes us feel present, conscious, aware ofthe main connection and free from our limiting patterns.

A deficiency in the Crown chakra tends to cause subtle, systemic problems. These include: depression and mental fog, chronic fatigue, migraines and other chronic headaches, greed and materialism. On the other hand, an excess of energy in the seventh chakra can also cause problems including: sensitivity to light and sound, neurological or endocrine disorders, boredom and frustration, a sense of unearned accomplishment.

An unbalanced Crown chakra can also play a role in dementia, learning disabilities, comas, sleep disorders and mental illness.

But how can you open and rebalance Sahasrara again?

  • Meditate. Focus your attention on the top of the head and clearly set your intention of balancing the Chakra. Visualize the violet color when doing this. Thank the Universe and feel the connection to the Higher Being, since Gratitude and contentment are the simplest ways of strengthening this Chakra.
  • Aromatherapy. Floral essences such as Lotus, Angelica and white tulip when applied to the pulse points can aid the meditation process.
  • Yoga. Postures like Shavasana (corpse position) or Lotus position (Padmasana) are recommended for aiding the Crown Chakra. An advanced pose, the headstand or Shirshasan, also helps balance the Crown Chakra by increasing blood flow to the top of the head.
  • Practice silence. It is best for Crown chakra activation, because it does not distract from spiritual practice. The sound of Om and deep, tonal sounds can also be healing music for Sahasrara because of their universal nature.
  • Sunlight. The Crown chakra’s elements are thought and light, so spending time in the sunlight is good for opening it.
  • Work on these believes you may have consciously or subconsciously in order to figure out where they come from and solve them:

Crown Chakra Affirmations

I am part of the Divine.
I honor the Divine within me.
I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
I cherish my spirit.
I seek experiences that nurture my spirit.
I listen to the wisdom of universe.
I trust my intuition.
I am open to letting go of my attachments.
I live in the present moment.
I am grateful for all the goodness in my life.
I love and accept myself.
I know that all is well in my world.
I am connected with the wisdom of the universe.
I am open to Divine wisdom.
My life moves with grace.
I am at peace.

Same Soul Many Bodies – Book Review

The number of days and years one lives on Earth is insignificant. It’s the quality of those days and years that’s important, quality measured in loving acts and achieved wisdom. Some people do more good in one day than others do in a hundred years. This is their message. Every soul, every person is precious. Every person helped, every life aided or saved, is immeasurably valuable.

For those wondering who is the author of this (and many others) book, you must know that Brian Weiss is an American psychiatrist, hypnotherapist, and writer who specializes in past life regression. His research includes reincarnation, past life regression, future life progression, and survival of the human soul after death.

Same Soul, Many Bodies – Discover the Healing Power of Future Lives Through Progression Therapy especially focuses on the idea and belief that looking at past lives through regression therapy (or the future of our present life through progression therapy) can heal illnesses, emotional and physical pain and relationship issues in your life today. The book’s subtitle suggests mainly ‘future lives’, but as I have already mentioned it also covers past life case studies, so well written, intense and based on people common problems that the reader can actually learn much about themselves from reading the book without actually having the therapy itself.

I read this book few years ago when I just started to do past life regression on myself (and then to other people), so I was already experiencing the awe and amazing emotion of discovering something new that opens up your mind, heart and soul. Something that connects these three layers all togheter and with everything around you and answers to the questions you have asked yourself and the universe many times. At least some of the questions I had.

This is the beauty of this book, not only that it opens up the readers a new way to see the world and themselves, but also to begin considering new potentials to have a happy life. A reminder that you create your life. Obviously the book won’t directly solve issues in your life immediately, but you can relate to the stories told and it builds the reader’s acceptance that their life can be happy and magnificent. That is why you need to be openminded and ready for acceptance in order to read and appreciating this book properly. For instance, if you do not believe at all in reincarnation, spirituality and therapeutic healing, then you will question and contest this book too much without taking the benefits it can offer.

Concluding, overall it is an inspirational, easy to read book, that brings in people the positiveness, spirituality and believes we should all start to have for a better future.

The important question regarding spirituality is not which God you follow but are you true to your soul? Are you living a spiritual life? Are you a kind person here on earth, getting joy from your existence, causing no harm, and doing good to others? Don’t push the river. It will travel at its own speed anyway. 

Create your home made herbal remedy

Nowadays deciding to be treated only with herbal/holistic/homeopatic remedies is becoming a thing. People want to go back to the oringins, being more healthy and natural, find a way to cure themselves minimizing the risks and potential side effects. DIY is becoming generally very popular as well, maybe for the lack of trust in the health system or for feeding our curiosity and improve our own skills. No matter what are the reasons for both these tendencies, but I thought it would be interesting writing about it, combining the herbal remedies with the DIY side. Obviously you need some knowledge in order to treat yourself properly, so I suggest you to take these advices only if you have some experience or after you have spoken with a professional herbal therapist for the dosage and type of herb you may need to use.


Let’s start from the very beginning, so by collecting herbs from field or garden. For a number of good reasons you should gather your own herbs: you are assured of their freshness and potency, you also know their source, if they are clean, pure and wholesome. You will also save yourself money and gain self-sufficiency and with time you will build an increasing knowledge of plants and their medicinal uses. Although each herb is different and some may require unique handling, the following general principles can be used for gathering herbs:

  • Herbs are generally gathered according to their particular growth cycle: annuals (plants that have one growing season, the seed germinates the plant flowers and bears fruit and then dies), biennials (plants which germinate and establish a good root system during the first year, flower and bear fruit at the end of the second year, and then die ), or perennials (plants that live and bear fruit a number of years before they die).
  • Herbs must be gathered in dry weather, as those collected in moist or rainy periods are generally weaker and more apt to spoil.
  • Gather in the cool of the morning after the dew has evaporated or in the evening before the dew forms on the plant. Also before the sun is high in the sky.
  • Preferably gather wild plants from high, dry soils, exposed to clean air and abundant sunshine.
  • In all cases, gathering must be selective according to the type of plant and the part to be used (flowers, leaves, roots, etc.).

It is an excellent thing to do cultivating your own herbs in the garden, and I would encourage you to consider it, but try to be selective in the number of herbs you are going to grow. If you do not have enough time, space or knowledge, just purchase what you need from a health shop or a recognised herbal supplier. This is the most quick method to start herbalism.

Once collected your herbs, you need to know how to dry and storage them in a proper way, in order not to lose much of their medicinal value. Dry all herbs carefully outdoors (spreading a layer of herbs on a drying screen in the shade as quickly as possible), indoors (in a dust-free room, at mild temperature, on a drying screen covered away from direct sunlight) or with artificial heat (be very careful, oven drying under 38°C is difficult and often done improperly).

To store them, place them in a tight appropriate container, not made of formaldehyde or certain damaging plastic types, and seal with sealing wax to keep the air from getting to the herb. Always label and date them, and make sure they are used within a year. Never put them under direct sunlight or in room too hot or cold. If its a oil, use a brown bottle or can.

General guidelines should be also followed when starting making your own preparations, for example never use aluminium ware as it poisons with its gases and metallic acid, stainless-steel ware is the best because it does not break, although you should watch for over-high temperatures that cause burning.

It is time now to describe the most common various herbal preparations. Remember that dosages must be adjusted according to personal need.

Capsule: Take the herbal powders and other materials that, because of their nauseous taste or smell, would otherwise be difficult to administer, and place them into a soluble gelatin shell or capsule. These capsules are easy to buy and they are made in different sizes for easy swallowing, with numbers 1 to 4, 0, and 00 being the most common. To fill the capsule, simply take the two halves of a capsule apart and push these halves into the powder and towards each other, pressing the halves together again and at the same time compressing the powder. Dosage depends on the age, size, vitality, condition being treated, and the strength of the ingredients in the capsule itself.

Decoction: This is a process used with hard materials such as roots and barks, chips, etc. Decoctions are intended for immediate use within a twenty-four hour period (72-hour maximum limit when stored in a very cool place) and are generally made by pouring cold water upon fresh or dried herbs. The harder the material, the longer the simmering and extractive period will be. Consider to pulverize them first by mechanical means or pounding; next, soak the ingredients for twelve hours, then set this liquid on the fire and gradually heat to a slight boil. After the extractive period, drain off the liquid while hot and press the herb hard to make sure that all of the therapeutic ingredients are removed, then let stand until cool.

The usual preparation is 1 ounce of herb placed into 1 and half pints of cold water (the half pint will be lost in the extractive process). The herb and liquid is then brought slowly to a boil. The decoction differs from the infusion in that heat is applied and continued over a period of time, because roots and barks generally need longer heating to extract their active principles. When cool, pour off the clear liquid on top, separating it from the settlings and, finally, sweeten to taste. Add more water when decoctions are too strong. Dosage depends on age, size and temperament, but generally 2 fluid ounces to a cupful of liquid three times a day.

Infusion: An infusion extracts the active principles of herbs in water, or other fluid, without simmering or boiling;. Pour a liquid over the raw or powdered herb. The liquid may be hot or cold, but the flavour of the herb is generally much stronger and the action is much faster when made and administered hot. Generally a standard infusion is used with the lighter herbs (such as the leaves, flowers, etc.), and is made by placing one teaspoonful of finely cut dried herb or two teaspoonfuls of bruised fresh herb into a cup and adding boiling, distilled water; cover and let steep for 15 minutes; strain and drink.

Be sure to cover the vessel and stir occasionally, and then carefully strain off the clear liquid. Dosage varies according to type of herb and problem condition, but usually one cupful three times a day. Regulate the quantity to fit the patient’s strength, kidney problems, extreme debilitation, etc.

Oil: This preparation is made from the plant oils. For instance, with the mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), the oils come from the leaves. Many of these oils, when properly made (with olive oil), do not go into rancidity easily. The amount of herbs used depends upon the quantity of oil desired, but often a pound of fresh herbs to a pint of olive oil is used. Simmer the herbs for hours until the oil comes out of the herb. In the case of cloves, grind up fine, and simmer the powder in olive oil at a temperature of 50-65°C. Never use mineraloils. For olive oil, which is high in nutritional value, massage as much as the skin will absorb; it can be also used in small doses internally, except when for gallstones or kidney stones.

Ointment: It is a soft, semi-solid fatty herbal preparation used for a protective and emollient effect, liquefying when applied externally. Ointment bases are generally composed of various mixtures of waxes, animal and vegetable oils and the medicinal substances are mixed with them. Start with a melted base, such as olive oil and beeswax, and combine with herb. A good standard is 14 ounces of olive oil, 2 ounces of beeswax, and 1 pound of fresh or 1 and half pound of dry herbs. Place into a closed container, put into the oven and leave there at low heat (around 80°C) for 3-4 hours. Periodically, take a fork and lift the fresh herbs to see if they aregetting browned and brittle, and whether the oil has drawn the value from the herb. Vaseline as a base is generally inferior to animalor plant oils, but may be used if you do not want the preparation to be absorbed quickly into the skin.

Pill/Tablet: In this case the herbal agent is ground into a very fine powder and mixed with a mucilage of gum Arabic (made by dissolving gum Arabic in water), slippery elm, or a syrup, etc. which is then worked up into a pill mass. A portion is then cut off, sliced into small strips and then into smaller pill-sized pieces, which are then rolled into little round balls for easy administration. A small amount of powdered rhubarb or flour on the board in preparation will keep the mass from sticking, but keep the pill mass in a quite firm consistency, or else the excess mucilage or syrup will absorb too much rhubarb or flour.

Pills can be coated or uncoated, but the pearl-coated pill is a favourite and is readily soluble in the stomach. Pills are usually made so that one pill equals about 300-400 milligrams of the herbal compound. A pill differs from a tablet in that a pill needs mucilage or other substance added to keep the herbal agent in an adhesive mass, whereas the tablet will adhere by its own characteristics upon compression.

Poultrice: This herbal preparation is a soft, semi-liquid mass made of some cohesive substance mixed with water, vinegar or other substances, and used for supplying heat and moisture to an area, or to act as a local stimulant. Have the herbs ground or granulated. When using fine powder, just use enough moisture to make a thick paste, and when using the granulated form, a thick paste may be made with a mixture of water and cornmeal. If fresh green leaves are used, simply heat, bruise, triturate or chop the leaves up finely, and apply to the affected parts. Be generous in making poultices, covering the afflicted area thickly.

Spirit: It is an alcoholic or hydro-alcoholic preparation containing ordinary alcohol and a watery liquid that has been distilled from an alcoholic tincture or mash. It is a volatile prepared by distillation, whereas a tincture is prepared by infusing the volatile substance in alcohol. These are used as tonics, etc.  A few drops on up are used as specified.

Syrup: A thick, sticky liquid preparation made by dissolving sugar into distilled water, decoctions, infusions, juices, or other aqueous solution, and it is used to suspend medicinal or flavouring agents for easy administration alone, or to combine with other preparations. For making a syrup with herbs, settle out the heavier matter and pour off the clear liquid; then add to that 1 and 3/4 pounds of sugar, place into an appropriate vessel, heat until the sugar is melted, cool, and store for future use. Another formula for making a simple syrup is to pour 1 pint of boiling water over 2 and half pounds of sugar, place on a hot stove and stir until the liquid begins to boil, and then instantly remove. Dosage varies from 1 teaspoonful to 1 tablespoonful once or few times per day.

Tincture: This is technically a fluid extract, but the medicinal virtues are extracted into solution with grain alcohol or vinegar, which are better preservative for long term storage of extracts. Take approximately 4 ounces of ground dried herbs or 8 ounces of finely chopped fresh herbs and place them in a glass bottle with at least 16 ounces of alcohol or vinegar, until the herb is completely submerged under the liquid. This is tightly capped and each day for 10 days to 2 weeks the bottle is shaken vigorously at least 3 times a day or more. Extract all liquids, squeezing the herb residue thoroughly, with a regular juice press, or wring out by hand through cloth, etc.

After the liquid is extracted, place the tincture extract in dark or painted bottles, stopper thoroughly and store. When administering a tincture internally, you may evaporate the alcohol from the solution by putting it into hot water, or it can be taken as is. Dilute at least 1 teaspoonful of tincture to each cup of water.