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What is Ho’oponopono? Can we heal others?

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What is Ho’oponopono?

Healing comes in many forms

Hands on healing, spiritual healing and many forms of healing have been around for centuries. I’ve experienced numerous types in my travels and recently sent one of my dearest clients in the UK to the famous Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary. They have been healing people all over the world for 60 years. When I was struggling with cancer, I went every week to a hands-on-healer who had studied in India. Find someone who resonates with you and set up a weekly visit. It is something special you can do for yourself. Most healers ask for donations or you can search for a spiritualist church where it will be free.

True Story About Healing

Today I have an amazing true story to share with you about how Dr. Hew healed a ward of mentally ill criminals with Ho’oponopono.
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Without love in your life you could die.

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Without love in your life you could die.

Love is the best medicine

 

Why do we find it so hard to love and take care of ourselves?

If one of our inner belief systems or thought patterns is, “I am unworthy,” then one of our outer effects will be procrastination. After all, procrastination is one way to keep us from being who we want to be. Then we can berate ourselves again for procrastinating and prove to ourselves that we really are unworthy of living a healthy vibrant life. How sad?

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Do You Love Your Body?

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Do You Love Your Body?

How does the following sentence make you feel? “You are gross and fat and ugly and no guy is ever going to want anything to do with you.” It makes you feel pretty bad doesn’t it? In fact, it seems like an abusive statement from your worst enemy. In a way it is, because this is the inner dialogue of many women all around the world.
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You Can Totally Trust What Food Advertisements are Telling You – April Fools!!

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You Can Totally Trust What Food Advertisements are Telling You – April Fools!!

In honor of April Fools’ Day, I wanted to talk about something that is a complete joke. Only it’s not in the least bit funny. And that is that we are constantly being lied to by marketers who trick us into believing numerous popular name brand foods are a healthy choice, when in actuality they are loaded with things that are causing dis-eases.
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Are You Reading Those PLU Codes?

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Are You Reading Those PLU Codes?

You’ve probably mumbled a few choice words under your breath when you’ve attempted to peel those little PLU code stickers off of your apple or other items of produce, but have you ever really looked at that sticker and do you know all of the reasons why it’s there? From a super market’s standpoint, those codes, which are typically 4 or 5 digits long, are there to make inventory and check-out faster and more accurate. They basically help the cashier know exactly what you’re purchasing without having to look up your item and type a code (possibly the wrong one) into the cash register.
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Can Mindful Meditation Give Your Love Life a Boost?

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Can Mindful Meditation Give Your Love Life a Boost?

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. How was yours this year? Did you spend it with the one you love? If so, was your time with this person lovely or did it leave you realizing there is something lacking in the relationship? Though I’ve never claimed to be a relationship expert, I do know a thing or two about the amazing benefits of being mindful and I can tell you this: mindful meditation can give your love life a major boost!

Less Stress Equals Happier and More Connected Couples

I’ve known the power of mindfulness for over twenty years, but what gets me so excited is that science is now really studying the effects mindful meditation can have on our bodies and our lives. For instance, a study conducted in 2004 by the University of North Carolina revealed that mindfulness has a positive impact on our interpersonal relationships. The study illustrated that couples who practiced mindfulness had greater levels of happiness in their relationship. This makes sense because meditation relieves stress and increases our ability to cope with “ugly” life situations.shutterstock_248278789

A Better Relationship with Ourselves Leads to Better Relationships with Others

Mindfulness is a tool we can all use to get in touch with ourselves. We can know with greater certainty what we are feeling and experiencing in every moment. The more we know about what we want, need and feel, the better able we are to communicate our feelings to others and in a calm and nonthreatening way.

Think of the following scenario: You and your partner agreed to use a certain credit card for emergencies only and you found out your better half used it to buy the family plane tickets to visit your mother-in-law (talk about stress!). Now the balance on your card is causing the higher interest rate to really kick you where it hurts. Normally your “discussion” with your partner about money would be ridiculously heated and you both would be yelling at each other within five minutes.

But, since you have been practicing mindful meditation, you are able, in that moment, to simply be aware of your feelings and emotions without reacting to them. Since you are able to keep it together emotionally, you won’t set your partner off. Now imagine if BOTH of you were practicing mindfulness how able you would be to have necessary discussions about uncomfortable and frustrating topics. You could actually… communicate instead of argue. That’s a happier relationship, no?

But Can Mindfulness Improve Your Sex Life?

Yes, mindfulness also helps you in the bedroom! The truth about sex is, it’s even better when you are fully present in the moment. So many couples try and reignite the flame by getting intimate in a different location or by using marital aids, but what will really reignite the passion is if both people actually show up, mind, body and spirit, for lovemaking.

And here’s a bit more science to back up what I’m saying: mindfulness actually has an effect on the composition of your brain. There is an underappreciated part of the brain called the anterior insula and you could say it’s like the “information superhighway” that connects your brain to your lower, limbic region.

Imaging has shown that when a brain is “in action” AKA when we are being mindful – the insula performs better, meaning, the insula is better able to help your body experience all of those wonderful physical sensations. If you thought sex felt good now, you have no idea! Special note to my female readers: a study at Dartmouth University found a direct correlation between an active insula and the quality of orgasms in women.

I guess I should have shared all of this with you before Valentine’s Day. Sorry. And, you’re welcome!

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3 Ways Mindfulness Can Change Your Brain

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3 Ways Mindfulness Can Change Your Brain

For those of you who think the practice of mindfulness is merely a woo-woo concept, think again. Recent research offers strong evidence that mindfulness, or practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness for just 30 minutes a day can cause measurable changes in gray-matter density in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is associated with stress, sense of self, empathy and memory. This is incredible news and proves the mind-body connection that I have known exists for many years and backs my belief: change your thoughts – change your health – change your life!
Here are 3 specific ways mindfulness can change your brain:

Improves Your Ability to Focus
Mindful meditation helps you focus in a couple of different ways. First, it allows you to better focus on something specific while at the same time ignore the myriad distractions around you. Second, it helps you notice what is really going on around you in the present moment. And this incredible new ability to focus is not just for those people who have been meditating for years. The research proves that mindful meditation activates regions of the brain that are critical for controlling attention even in those people new to the practice. Of course in the study, experienced meditators showed even stronger activation in the regions.

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Reduces Stress
Mindfulness changes the way the brain responds to negative thoughts. This is huge and can greatly impact those who suffer from anxiety disorders. No more feeling like you are incapable of escaping your own destructive thoughts and emotions. MRI scans conducted after study participants practiced mindful meditation showed decreased activation in the amygdala, which is a region of the brain associated with stress and anxiety. In other words, practicing mindfulness helps sufferers witness their own negative and stressful thoughts from a place of non-judgment which prevents them from going into full-blown panic mode.

A Greater Sense of Compassion
Research is also pointing to evidence that suggests mindfulness has the ability to cultivate and increase a person’s ability to feel compassion. Imagine the ramifications of this! Another study revealed an increase in the meditator’s daily levels of hope, gratitude and joy, and a greater sense of purpose in life.

Start Changing Your Brain Today
Hopefully you feel a spark and are ready to embrace mindfulness and let it do for you what it has done and continues to do for countless others. You may be saying, “But Pru, I’ve never practiced this before. How much (or how little) mindful meditation do I have to do before I experience positive changes in my brain and my life?” The good news is there is evidence which indicates you can experience amazing benefits early on in your practice, even within days. You simply need to start. Just commit to 10 minutes of meditation and work your way up to more and you will soon discover that mindfulness holds benefits that even science hasn’t discovered yet!

I’ve put together a 10 minute meditation to get you started. Try this everyday for a week and pay attention to how you feel and how you react to things. Leave me a comment below. I’d really love to know how you are doing.

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