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How to use your Mind to Heal your Relationships and so much more…

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Does life sometimes feel like you’re living in a perpetual “ground hog day” with the same patterns repeating over and over again with no end in sight? Are you ready to break out of this pattern once and for all?

The good news is that you can, and the better news is that you’ve had the key to breaking free of these patterns all along. The problem has been that the key didn’t come with instructions, so unless you somehow got lucky and found the solution on your own, chances are you’ll remain stuck for a very long time.

Learn the powerful 5-step practice, that Elizabeth created in 1991. Find answers and understanding for yourself. Be empowered- know how to move forward and through life challenged with ease and grace.

Memory In Our Bones….How your mind can heal you.

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Breakthrough Practices for Resolving your Problems Once and For All

2009 IPPY Award-winning MEMORY IN OUR BONES by H. Elizabeth Burke, MA

Memory is no longer found just in the brain. It actually lives in our bones. Larry Dossey, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the synergy of physical health and spiritual awareness, says, “ Burke shows that consciousness is not limited or confined to our brains, or to the here and now, but is unlimited. We cannot be truly healthy unless this realization becomes real for each of us.”

Such awareness flies in the face of the fact that most people cope with life’s upsets by trying not to think about them, the “old out of sight, out of mind” technique. Problem solved, right? Not so, says author and creator of the TE Practice. In her groundbreaking book Memory in Our Bones: Exploring the Mysteries of mind Body and Spirit, Burke draws on the latest research and 25 years of clinical and personal experience to demonstrate that unresolved memories and emotions imprint themselves upon our psyches and actually descend into our cells, bones, and tissue. Once here, they cause a myriad of problems from complex emotional reactions to relationship conflicts and even physical symptoms Burke explains.

In recognition of this achievement, Memory in Our Bones has been awarded the 2009 Bronze Medal in the Mind, Body, and Spirit category from the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards. Burke’s in-depth examination of the nature of consciousness demonstrates that “our memories and emotions can and do cross the barriers of time and death to reemerge in our bodies and lives.” This may sound ominous, but Burke reassures readers that deep and lasting change is possible. Imprinted memories and emotions can be easily resolved and released by using the simple, direct practices presented in Memory in Our Bones.

Not surprisingly, the book has been endorsed by  individuals in the fields of spirituality and healing  (http://memoryinourbones.com/press/index.html). Leza Lowitz, award-winning poet of Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold, says this: “Each of us has a story, written on the body. How do we unlock memory and trauma from deep within our cells, releasing the stories that no longer serve us? Drawing on years of research in science, spirituality, psycho-energetic and somatic studies from Buddhist, Taoist and Shamanist traditions, Memory in Our Bones gives us the tools, courage, and inspiration to rewrite our own life stories from a place of compassion and empowerment. I recommend it highly to any human being who wishes to open up to greater joy and vitality in an embodied, transcendent way.”

Burke’s Memory in Our Bones shares mesmerizing stories and user-friendly meditations to expand awareness and provide hope for all those who hold painful memories within them…In other words, each and every one of us.

Hope in Disaster

The oil spill in the gulf is so horrible. It’s so immense it is hard to fathom.  But it may have a positive. As I was talking to a friend right after this  happened I mentioned that this might shift the tides on off shore drilling that Washington was considering.  And last night the pundits were expressing just that. I hope this is true .

Our oceans are so fragile and it seems that the powers that be can’t understand this. It’s just like the climate issues. I pray with all my heart that people in DC and around the world who are in power  will wake up, finally stop their bickering and step up and do the right thing. Hard to imagine I know but let’s pray for their awakening nonetheless. Om Ah Hung !

We are one planet and it takes participation and energy for change to manifest. Especially when those who wish to maintain the  status quo are still kicking and screaming like constipated 2 year olds. The good news is that this planetary set up that is happening this summer will begin a process of change—- thought it will be intense for a lot of people. Positive things will come out of all this.

Why do I Feel Invisible?

Sometimes it is the smallest forgotten moment that can change your perception of yourself  and your world. That was the case for a client, Anna, who came to see me because she was feeling invisible at work. She did excellent work but had been passed over for promotions. Why did she feel so invisible and unseen? She really wanted to understand why this was happening.  And she really wanted the raise she deserved.

She shared that even when she was a child she felt like she disappeared, often into books, which were her passion. But she did not want to feel this way anymore.

With such a clear desire and goal I asked her to breath deeply and to touch into her heart-mind and to gently go back to the first time she felt this sense of being invisible.

As she closed her eyes I felt her body relax and drift back in time. She opened her eyes a few minutes later and told me this story.

She was three years old when her grandparents came for a visit. It was a hot summer day along the gulf and her older brother and sister and she were playing outside when they arrived.

Her grandparents asked if they would like to go get ice cream and promptly took the two older children out to Woolworth’s leaving my client behind. When her brother and sister returned with ice cream she was so sad and just withdrew.

As she remembered these events she realized how invisible this made her feel. She was standing right there, next to her brother and sister but her grandparents went without her-they took the hands of her siblings and they all piled into the car leaving her behind.

She never realized how hurt she had been or how invisible she felt. She shared that this seemingly small action on the part of her grandparents has really impacted her and that until this moment she had never thought of that day. But she got how this simple experience made her feel invisible at her job in the present.

She reflected that her introverted childhood was probably a reaction to not wanting to be hurt and left out again. And she understood how energetically she withdrew unknowingly to this very day in her daily life. She also laughed and said that her grandparents probably did not want to have to double team with three kids in tow.

We worked with the emotions and memories and she left my office feeling rejuvenated, confident and ready to take her place as a visible member of her team at work.

She also had the skills to care for her past self, so she would never be invisible again. And when her next job review came up she received that long awaited raise, and was seen for the capable and smart woman that she was.

As you can see it is not only the big events that impact you, small moments that you have long forgotten can be the roots of problems or challenges you are facing in your daily life. Like this woman you too can find healing and restore your self-esteem and sense of identity by working with the emotional memories you have long forgotten. Inner peace, empowerment and renewed self-confidence can be your once again.

Derailed Dreams

How Roger discovered the roots of his heart disease and cancer.

It never ceases to amaze me when I see the direct links between the wounds and disconnections from the past and how they can lead to symptoms that are both emotional and physical in the present. Recently I worked with a man, who was feeling as if his life has never been in sync. You may know this feeling. He also shared that in the last year, after decades of living a healthy lifestyle that he was diagnosed with heart disease then prostate cancer within a matter of months.

He urgently wanted to understand why this had happened, he ate well, did not drink or smoke, did not use drugs and yet here he was in chemo and radiation therapy fighting for his life. As he shared his personal story, concerns and his deep desire to feel connected a picture in my mind began to take shape. It was clear that his father was somehow involved and that this was the first place where his sense of disconnection took place. As I shared this he expressed that as a young man he wanted to be a wildlife photographer and writer. His father however had other plans for him.

Being a business mogul and a captain of industry he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps. Being the good son he did what his father desired. He went to an ivy-league school and got a business degree and MBA. Like a train derailed from its track this man’s life started to take a course that was not his own. Even thought he had used his family’s money wisely and with great altruism after his father’s death there was no satisfaction in it. It left him feeling empty.

What became crystal clear was that both his heart disease, which manifested as a alarmingly slow heart rate that the doctors said could lead to a heart attack or stroke at any time and his prostate cancer were linked to this man’s not taking the course that was his original desire in life. His heart was not in the game and was not doing what he had wanted most, to be a photographer and writer.

Connections surfaced more and more as we talked and he comprehended how his inner male energy had been disabled by this simple act of submission to his father’s desires. He saw how in essence and energy this emasculated him; just as the chemo drugs were doing now.

He saw his heart disease in a new light as well, seeing how his desire to please his father and later his friends and colleagues was often not in alignment with his own desires. He also realized how he gave away his power and male energy, which looked flattened and almost lifeless to me, by letting others take the reins and by not saying no to those he loved.

We worked thru many layers and he began to see clearly how the structures, behaviors and beliefs had affected his health and relationships. He walked away with a variety of energetic exercises and a deep sense of how he had to proceed. He felt he was in charge of his life now – not his doctors, another set of authority figures, nor his wife or business partners but himself. He could say no to things that did not resonate in his heart. And he realized what he had accomplished in his life and gave thanks for his family’s legacy and money, which allowed him to do so much for his community and family.

For years now, I have seen how symptoms are linked to the past and how events from the past can create deep schisms in your body and spirit. Finding the moments where the train was switched to another track and resolving and revisioning these moments and the patterns they create can lead to new found hope, deep release of old wounds, more harmony and peace in your life.

Empowerment and healing come when you reflect upon your past and see the energy connections that are linked to your symptoms in the present. This path of rediscovering your inner truth and moving from that deep place of truth can help you heal your life in ways you may never have imagined possible. It is yet to be seen if this man will heal from the diseases that have manifested within his body but he has a chance now to heal the disconnect he has felt so long within his heart and mind.

Psycho-energetic and somatic therapy combined with intuitive and spiritual insights can help you connect the dots and see the big picture. You can find clarity, relief, and hope, insight, empowerment and greater well-being, it is right here – within you.

How Past Life Memories Affect your Body

In 1991 I witnessed for the first time in someone other than myself the extraordinary grip past life memory has upon our physical body. Lynn began experiencing an irregular heart beat in 1990 while studying massage. This irregular beat frightened her and one day it became so wild that she was rushed to the hospital with her heart racing out of control. After a barrage of tests, the doctors discovered that she had a congenital heart defect. As a massage student Lynn began to investigate her symptoms but always fell short of understanding why her heart plagued her so. Now years later, Lynn would discover the cause of her heart’s irregular and rapid beat.

As I lead Lynn’s class in a visualization exercise into their hearts, Lynn swept beyond the heart of her 30’s, 20’s and childhood. Immediately she felt cold stone under her back and saw a canopy of rain forest overhead. In that moment she relived and began to release the cause of her heart’s current symptoms. She understood how she had been affected by these memories, that were held by her heart, from another time and place.  Within a period of four months she was symptom free. I realized then that others could experience what I had and heal their most perplexing and traumatic physical problems by exploring the origins of their symptoms. My life took a dramatic turn as I realized the possible applications of what I had now seen in another person. Symptoms could be shifted as well as emotions!

Your mind, body and spirit are your profound allies in this lifetime. Using your body — you can resolve and heal your emotions and symptoms that have persisted. Your past lives shape your current reality and by accessing these memories you reinvigorate and empower yourself. You can come to know a place of deep knowing and wisdom that is alive within you as well. This is the gift of past life exploration and therapy. It is not about hypnosis or regression — you can do it yourself, for yourself and be an agent in your healing process.

Living with Pluto Square Saturn

Living with Pluto and Saturn square is not easy. Having it in my natal chart and at strong angles I can tell you firsthand, it is a challenging aspect to live with. These two energies as planets are about death, transformation the unconscious and revolution.

What we all need to remember this year, as this transit is alive in all our lives—- is to breath.  And even though events in the news may be fearful as the markets go up like a yo-yo and housing pricing dive like a surfer under a towering wave, we have to remember that we are in a revolution of spirit within the marketplace. We are moving to new uncharted ground and always when we are in these transitions anxiety will surface. This is natural, especially when the structures we have relied on and believed in falter.

Pluto in Capricorn brings the energy of transformation to the business and governmental sectors of our world. And as Pluto strips these foundations down to their bones fear is rampant. The old guard and ways of being and people stuck in these old structures panic and kick and scream. They don’t want to change and yet change is mandatory when Pluto is involved.

It is not an easy rebirth especially for those in power, who what the status quo to stay the same and be maintained. So as hard as it is, we have to not know and be okay with that. Let your frustrations go, and trust that the way will clear and we will be free to walk into the future humbled perhaps but empowered in the end.

As Pluto moves through Capricorn over the next decade the groundwork for a new government will be laid. It is out of the ashes like a Phoenix rising that we will be reborn.

Saturn will move on, later this summer and until then, know that Saturn as a wisdom energy is teaching us to slow down to be responsible and accountable. These are all good things even thought we may not like them Again it allows or empowerment to come into each of our lives.

So here’s to a collective deep breath and a counting to ten as we move into a summer of challenge and growth. Be kind yet fierce and loving to yourself and all those you met.

Hot Flash Relief

March 25th, 2010 Posted in Mind-body Healing, Women's issues Tags:

When you have a hot flash, what do you usually do, well if you are alone you tear off whatever layer of clothes you are wearing off as fast as you can. Right? Then you cool down and on goes the shirt again. What I have been playing with is an energy practice that can redirect the flow and allow for your hot flashes to dissipate.

Here is what I have noticed, heat rises we all know that, and when it does, your face and body flush with the release of that heat. But what I have been working with myself and my clients is to use the mind to shift the energy and instead of having it flash up and out the top of your head as it normally does, you can imagine that it rushes up and then, here’s the twist, see if flow back down again.

Just see the energy become like a fountain of cool water washing over your head and neck, down your shoulders, arms, chest, pelvis and legs and back into the earth. This will cool the energy and it will also ground the energy and connect you to the earth again.

This is important because when we stop bleeding the natural flow of energy moving down and out of our bodies is reversed.

I suspect that that is why woman are stricken by more heart symptoms after menopause. The energy rises up and floods the heart and the heart is overwhelmed by this new amount of energy that is often unfamiliar. So the heart flutters and you experience palpitations and a rapid heart beat from the excess energy.

So if we can begin to imagine the energy flowing down again and see it flowing back down your body and into the earth this can help regulate the abundance of energy you feel as it rises with each hot flash.

PS One other thing I have found is that mint tea is a great remedy. It is very cooling and soothing to an oftentimes raw nervous system.

Hope this helps.

2009 IPPY Award for Memory In Our Bones

I am so excited that after 12 years I can share Memory In Our Bones, which just won a bronze medal in the 2009 IPPY Awards with you.

This book answers deep questions about the nature of consciousness and healing and sets forth simple and direct practices for creating greater inner awareness and peace.

This innovative and amazing book offers a new vision of our bodies and ourselves. You will find out that memories are not only held within your brain, but that they are embodied and timeless. They live within your very cells, bones and tissues as imagery and energy, fueling your emotions and experiences, everyday.

You will also learn how and why memories, emotions and beliefs are sustained, what triggers them to ripen and how to release them and find lasting peace.

Stories of how we are eternal, fully capable of healing and changing both our outward and inner realities dance across the pages as clients and students reveal their stories of change and transformation.

By listening to the intuitive mind and understanding the imagery within the body—answers and understanding can be found. Memory In Our Bones encourages you to look within to find answers and understanding, so you can ultimately heal yourself.

Memory In Our Bones builds on cutting-edge science and marries science and spirituality—giving readers a new methodology for self-discovery and healing. The therapy it lays out, which I created in 1991, has helped my clients and students for nearly two decades. You will find the necessary steps to embark upon this healing journey. People are urgently looking for change and empowerment —–this book offers them just that

What to Do When You Are So Exhausted !

Why do an energy meditation when you have no energy? I know you are thinking, “I’m just too exhausted to concentrate” and at the same time another part of you is may be thinking, “Wow, maybe this will work”, and I can start doing more of the things I love.

Exhaustion can be so debilitating, you feel too tired to play with your kids, tackle work projects or even take care of yourself. It’s just too much, too overwhelming to even think about!

But don’t you want to take back your life and be free of the weight and oppression of the exhaustion you are feeling and have energy that is vital, joyous and expansive, like when you were are our best in the past or when you were a child perhaps?

How would it feel to have that kind of unlimited energy again? How would it be to feel it all the way down to your bones?

I created a meditation for women just like you, who are deflated by exhaustion. They are just too tired to do anything some days, because of physical symptoms, emotional concerns, family and work pressures. They are exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically. But there is hope.

What I have learned for myself is that it really helps to understand the inherent energy of the emotion you are feeling. What this means is you have to let yourself—– feel what you are feeling. It’s not always pleasant but this is a first step.

Personally what I have noticed it that exhaustion feels heavy, like a weight, as if someone has draped a wet blanket over me. You know the feeling. Right?

You just feel weighted down by the exhaustion. It’s overwhelming and oppressive. You feel trapped by this heaviness and just can’t get moving or excited about anything. You are just too tired to think or even move.

What I have found in working with others and within myself is that it is necessary to work through the layers of the exhaustion that you are feeling, to deeply relax and give into the exhaustion- without hesitation or fear, in order to move beyond it. I know this may sound scary, who wants to feel something they don’t like, right? But if you feel the exhaustion and release it from the cells, bones and tissues within your body, your energy can then return. I have seen this again and again.

So what I have done to help you and others like you is to create a meditation/ visualization exercise you can do at home on your own. Many of my clients have used this and have experienced dramatic change. Their energy has returned and they have told me they feel lighter and less burdened as a result.

How would that feel, pretty good, huh? Exhaustion is such a part of so many of our lives and with the economy being so challenging many of you are working harder than ever before. I know I am. So would you like more energy? Would you like to release the very essence of the exhaustion you are feeling from your very cells?

If so, I encourage you to go to my website (the link is down below on the bottom of the page). Once at my site you will find a link for this meditation and an audio if you prefer to listen to the meditation.

Here are a few things that can help you be successful, right now.

1. Find a quiet undisturbed place where you can sit or lie down for 10 -15-mins.without interruptions (some of my clients say they do this visualization in the bath)

2. Breathe deep into your belly and allow your body to relax. Allow the breath to flow from your chest into your belly and breath easily and effortlessly like a baby breathes.

3. Allow your thoughts to be like clouds in the sky—juts floating by, no need to grab onto them or follow them just let them go.

4. Finally, be curious with no judgments please. Whatever arises is important for you to release so if thoughts, emotions or memories arise let them, just be curious—- without any preconceived judgments or notions.

I know this meditation/visualization will help you. It helped me and has helped my clients ever sense I first channeled the process many years ago. Just know you don’t have to live with feeling tired any more. This simple direct practice will reinvigorate and revitalize you. You will have energy again. You can take back control of you life and feel better now.