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The 3 Minute Solution for Greater Wellbeing

Are you feeling stressed? Out of sorts? As if you’re dragging a weight around with every step?

If so there’s a 3-Minute Solution to give you the pattern of balance for better wellbeing. This pattern is important energetically and neurologically.

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There’s no need to drag yourself through life. Let go of the struggle and give yourself the time and love to find balance.
Leon Brown
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Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

 

All of us get stressed when we lose our connection to our true self – to Who We Truly Are. If we’re not to get stressed we need to maintain one of the fundamental patterns of a healthy life – our balance.

Neurologically and energetically staying balanced is a major key to increasing the ease of connection to Who We Truly Are. When we’re out of balance our system has to constantly compensate for that, which is a drain on our energy and a drag on our efforts. When we’re out of balance we never run at our optimal state and tend to generate more toxicity than usual – a bit like when your car is out of tune it’ll throw up more oil and crud into the engine.

Balance can be static, similar to the picture at the left above – weight on either side of a fulcrum needs to be even if the fulcrum is to stay level. That might work for rocks but it doesn’t work in our human existences. We can’t sit still – there’s too many fun and worthwhile things to be doing.

That means we need a dynamic balance, not a static one. That is what Albert Einstein was speaking about, as quoted on the right above. In energetic terms, it means if we have energy flowing out we need to have the same amount of energy flowing in if we’re to stay balanced. That is the kind of balance that maintains each of your chakras. Your chakras are vortices of electromagnetic energy – they are similar in pattern to a whirlpool. They maintain their shape and structure not through a rigid structure, like your bones, but through the pattern of a balanced flow.

Neurologically a balanced flow is even more important. You have neurological information and impulses flowing from your brain down your nerves and into your body – that’s called the efferent flow. That’s how your brain tells your muscles what to do.

You also have a neurological flow that goes from your toes and fingers back up your nerves and into your brain – called the afferent flow. That’s how your system knows if what it did worked or not.

Maintaining a balanced neurological upflow and downflow helps balanced flows other in your system – like your kundalini energy. It’s essential for wellbeing, both energetically and physically.

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A whirlpool is an example of dynamic balance. Its pattern is maintained by the flow on one side of the pool balancing the flow on the other. If either flow was to decrease the whirlpool would disappear.

 

With this simple exercise you can maintain this essential balance in your system. It doesn’t take long – in fact, if it takes you more than 3 minutes then you’re forcing it, rather than guiding the flow.

Done correctly, this simple exercise will bolster your wellbeing by maintaining a healthy flow in your system. Like many of the techniques I teach, it’s simple but not easy. It requires a clear focus and a strong intention. As with all things, the more you practice it, the better you’ll become at it and the easier it will be. Then it might only take you 1 minute!

Here’s how you do it:

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  • Focus on the upflow and downflow in your spine. You can focus on your energy or nervous system flow, whichever works better for you. The effects are the same.
  • Intend for both flows to perfectly balance each other.
  • As they come into balance you may notice your body’s relief. Just as good physical posture is easier on your muscles, good EM posture is easier on your nerves.

If you can, do this at the start of each morning to give you good energy for the day and last thing at night to help you recover from the stresses of the day and to improve the quality of your sleep. That way, you’ll really capitalize on your 3 minutes to create tremendous energetic, neurological and physical well-being for yourself.

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Variety, spice and a healthy life-balance

Turmeric +Variety is the spice of life.  This applies to many different aspects of life, and none more so than our diet.

We’ve all heard about how important probiotics (healthy bugs) are for our digestion and general health.  The necessary variety in our diet has got a lot to do with keeping a healthy microbiome (our gut bugs as a whole) and so keeping ourselves healthy.

Here’s some things we can all add into our food from time to time to not only spice up our diets but also to increase our health.

Garlic helps our immunity in large part by helping the mix of our microbiome to switch to a healthier one.  It is a wonderful prebiotic (something our probiotics love to eat).

Radishes contain arabinogalactans.  These are a particular type of fibre that, when fermented by our gut bugs, produce short chain fatty acids (SCFA) which are essential for the health of the colon (large intestine).

Carrots also contain arabinogalactans.  The variety here is also provided by the wonderful colour range we can now get them in.  They also contain Vitamin A, which is important for the gut wall, as well as our liver.  Liver health is essential for strong digestion, as well as for nail and hair health.

Jerusalem artichoke is one source of inulin.  This is a form of dietary fibre we can’t digest, which means it passes through the small intestine to be fermented in the large intestine. This helps to increase healthy bugs, improves regularity and keeps our colon healthy.  Inulin also has no calories so it can be a big help in weight management.

Jicama is a native of Mexico and it’s probably something you haven’t had before so there’s variety in it’s novelty value as well. It’s a juicy, sweet and nutty tuber with a distinct crunch. It is most commonly enjoyed raw, but you can cook it too. Its white flesh stays crisp when cooked briefly.  It also has a high inulin content.

Asparagus is another inulin source, as well as a source of magnesium, which is important for our muscles to relax as well as our digestive enzymes.  It has a variety of nutrients which are also good for the gut wall.

Leeks are also good for the gut wall.  They are high in bioflavonoids, which helps Vitamin C be more effective, as well as dietary fibre and manganese which helps activate digestive enzymes.  They also have a lot of Vitamin A, which is good for our liver as well as the gut wall. They can be helpful for a weak digestive system.

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Ritual of Cleansing and Release

cleansingandreleaseThis ritual is an application of the Law of Exchange. Rituals work because they are like living symbols.  It’s their symbolic content which directly impacts our subconscious but it is the living quality of these symbols that makes them so powerful because it is that which effects our Body’s consciousness.

This ritual is particularly helpful when we’re wanting to release something that has affected our body, like some old trauma, or something we’re finding it hard to let go of.  The reason we often find it hard to let go of things is because we know, as soon as we do, something else is going to turn up in its place.  Unconsciously we resist letting go because we don’t know what’s going to turn up next.  It’s a case of ‘better the devil we know, than the devil we don’t’.  By using this ritual we set clear guidelines as to what is going to turn up next.  It’s one of the reasons this is so effective.

For this ritual you will need:

Pen and paper

A lighted candle

A bowl of warm water (you can put some essential oils or rose petals in it) and a washcloth

A safe warm space  (This ritual may be done naked.)

Prepare by tearing the paper in half from top to bottom.  This will leaves us with a left-hand-side piece of paper, and a right-hand-side piece of paper.

The left represents the past.  Write on the left-hand-side piece of paper up to (meaning no more than) 5 things you wish to release.  The reason there is only 5 is because this ritual works and if you release too many things at once it will create chaos in your life.  You can always do the ritual again later.  Remember, you can grow easily and with grace.  Give yourself the grace of doing so.

The right represents the future.  So then on the right-hand-side piece of paper write one (1) appropriate thing you wish to receive in exchange for each thing released.  We should have an equal number of things on both pieces of paper.  Something appropriate doesn’t mean the exact opposite of the thing we release, but something meaningful and appropriate for where we’re at in our journey.  For example, if we release guilt we may wish to receive peace or serenity, or confidence or power.  Or if we release greed, we may want to receive clarity around your purpose, or unconditional love, or abundance.

Once we have our lists we’re ready to proceed. The ritual is simplicity itself.  You can dress it up, if that would feel more meaningful for you.

To perform the ritual, light the candle. Burn the left-hand-side piece of paper to release those things you want to release.

Then do a ritual washing from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. This is the pattern in which things tend to leave our bodies. A ritual washing can be done with the bowl and the washcloth, or even in the shower.  The main thing is to wash yourself with focused intention that you are washing away the things you want to release.

When we’ve finished our ritual wash,we burn the right-hand-side piece of paper. We do this with the intention of opening to our desires.

Tip out the water when you’re done. Some people report the water seems heavier at the end. Perhaps it is from the weight of all those things released.  That is something you’ll have to make up your own mind about.

The only thing that remains to be done is to watch for the changes to flow through your life, and to look forward to our positive outcome.

 

 

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Want something inspiring?

One thing the fractal teaches us is that everything serves – everything has its place in the whole.  If even one piece is missing we are diminished.  This short video shows that in clear ways.  When the wolves were re-introduced into Yellowstone Park after an absence of 70 years no one was sure what was going to happen – they certainly didn’t expect it to change the course of the river!!

 

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South American first!!

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Monika von Koss receiving her certificate from Dr Catherine Wilkins
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A well-deserved celebration

Last week Monika von Koss graduated from her Fractology training.  She is the first practitioner to complete her training not just in Brazil, but in the whole of South America. This is a huge achievenn significant step forward for Brazil and Fractology.

Monika has had a successful psychotherapy practice in Sao Paulo for many years and with this graduation adds significantly to her skill base.  The benefits of having a Fractology Practitioner in such a large city is huge.

Congratulations Monika.

We wish her all the very best with her practice and ongoing journey.

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Lollipops have a higher power

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The Good Will labyrinth
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The Temple of Good Will

Once I got to Sao Paulo in Brazil I then flew out again to the nation’s capital of Brazilia. After all the talk I have been doing about Emily Simpson’s labyrinth project for Centennial Park the first thing they did was show me their own labyrinth.

This is a simple 7 spiral labyrinth set inside the most remarkable building. It is a building dedicated to good will, a  modern day pyramid with the most enormous quartz on its peak.

Then I did my talk at the Brazilian Society for Psycho-Oncology to a very select group of people drawn from all over the country. Here is a short exerpt from the talk:

The complexity of fractals enable simple principles to be applied with ever-increasing options or opportunities, through growth, which in fractal terms is called iteration – yet another repetition of the base pattern. At the same time, a fractal is robust, maintaining its coherence throughout every opportunity. Many dynamic systems, through finding the most efficient method of networking, will start to form complex patterns that will take on fractal characteristics.

This is now being used in the analysis of cancer cells. Analysis of the fractal dimension of a cancer cell is not only showing great promise of early detection, but is also showing the ability to diagnose the cell-type with a great degree of rapidity and reliability.

Of interest in the field of psychology, fractals are an effective model for neural modelling. Our brains have fractal organisation. Fractal processes and properties occur at many levels of neural organizations and performance, and are functionally relevant. This is especially true with the growing understanding of the brain as not just simply the functioning of individual neurons, but the functioning of whole neural networks.

It was extremely well received and we hope to see a growing interest in the work of Fractology as a result. If you’d like a copy of the whole text of the talk (not that I stuck to it very well) please email me and I’ll be happy to send you a copy.

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A slice of Pirenopolis
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Ruth bathing her sore toe on our walk before I examined it.

After the talk we went to Pirenopolis via John of God. There’s some very powerful, raw energies in that place. At Pirenopolis we were able to relax and enjoy the Brasilian countryside. However, Ruth who was with us was in pain from an injury a couple of weeks previously. She asked me to have a look and when I examined it, it was clear her big toe was broken. She’d been to the doctor but he hadn’t touched it and it was left unsplinted.

All I had with me were some bandaids and some lollipop sticks. But they were enough to splint her big toe and get her some relief. Which proves two things:

1. There’s always an answer.

2. Lollipops have a higher power.

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Mayan Dreaming

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At Palenque

 

I love the juxtaposition of these beautiful old buildings next to the jungle. Of course, when the city was inhabited the jungle would have been reduced to a few picturesque trees along avenues and plazas.

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Tower of Venus

The Mayan’s really did have an amazing culture. It was a stone-age culture which reached its height about 4000 years after Stonehenge was built. It is difficult to say what they would have produced had they had access to iron or bronze. They did so much with what they had.

Their building techniques were superb and their culture sophisticated. Their healing was particularly focused on gut-related issues and contraception. The first because they sadly lacked a decent plumbing system and so everyone was always getting stomach infections. The second was for the upper classes. The lower classes were encouraged to have lots of children as it meant a larger workforce.

Their writing, which look like pictograms, is actually syllabic. Which means each glyph represents a syllable, somewhat like Japanese. They observed the movements of the stars with considerable accuracy, and were particularly interested in the equinoxes and the movements of Venus.

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View from the Water Temple

The equinoxes told them about the two different parts of their agricultural year which were dependent upon the rainy season here. The rise of Venus at sunset at the ‘cross-quarter’ date (halfway between a solstice and equinox) at Halloween marked the end of the rainy season. Her tower here in Palenque leans like the tower of Pisa, only here it is deliberate and not a matter of building on unstable soil. The lean is so that on the 31st October and 1st November the tower will cast no shadow.

All of which was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. There is a private research station doing some work into recapturing the healing botanicals of the Mayans, which I didn’t get time to visit but would love to one day. However, I found the cities themselves empty of any presence of the Mayans themselves.

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Quinta Cha Nab Nal

Perhaps because the cities are these days full of tourists who have curiosity but little alignment with the people themselves. I actually found the Mayan presences in the first hotel I stayed at, which was here at Palenque. This was a boutique hotel called Quinta Cha Nab Nal. Lightning has struck the place a few times. The image to the right is the small building the owner, Raphael, built where lightning blasted a tree not far from the main lobby.

Raphael is german-italian and has been obsessed with the Mayans since he was 13. He moved here and set up the hotel. He’s an archaeologist and he’s the one who explained the Mayan language to me. He clearly has a deep connection with the people and culture.

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My hotel room

Indeed, as I said, it was here I felt the presence of Mayan spirits. I couldn’t sleep very well on my second night here because they were working on me most of the night. It was very interesting but not conducive to rest! As I was walking through jungle and around ruins the rest of the time I guess it was their only opportunity.

They were mostly working on my gut, something I’ve had trouble with over the years. It was fascinating. They appeared to be working with the ‘gut brain’ in a way I hadn’t thought of – treating it like a collective consciousness of its own. My gut has certainly felt stronger since, and I think I’ll be able to reproduce the energy work they were doing, given a little time. So my holiday turns out to be more of a sabbatical.

 

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Human and Divine

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It takes both sides

Healing or spiritual growth or personal development is the process of becoming whole, of realising the entirety of who We Truly Are.  This means we need to become complete with both sides of our nature; the human and the divine.

In order to become complete with our human self we need to be able to appreciate how the contrasts and limitations of our lives give our experiences a flavour and a focus we would not otherwise have. It’s a little like cooking with a limited number of ingredients; if we were to cook with everything the unique flavours would get lost. The first step in this process is completing and releasing any pain or dis-ease in our lives so we can shift our focus away from what we don’t want and begin to focus on the pleasure and sensuality which is the physical experience of joy.

This is the strength of Chiropractic. It enables us to align our bodies, our physical selves, so we are open and receptive, aware and integrative of those things that we don’t want and we easily filter out and release those things we don’t want.

Getting complete with our divine self is a process of appreciating how we are part of the creative flow, in all its power and majesty, and we each have a unique part to play in it.  Fulfilling our own part is so natural a part of our true essence it is linked to our deepest joy.  Gaining the personal clarity we need to be able to know what this is, cooperate with its unfolding and express it gracefully and powerfully on the planet is necessary here.  Paradoxically, this is a process of realising our limitations are only real for as long as we make them so.

This is the strength of Fractology. It enables us to align our consciousness and our minds, so the pure light of our divinity is focused through the lens of our minds into each moment of our lives. Through this process we begin to realise the divinity in all things, and that we, too, are truly divine.

Through the twin powers of chiropractic and Fractology we are able to work through the paradox of life, and use the focus of our physical limitations to realise the individual expression of our magnificent, true divine selves.

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My Healing

Deep within our cellular make up and within each part of our energetic structure lies the resonance of which We Truly Are, our fractal pattern.

The more we connect to and operate from our true resonance the more open, expansive and vibrant we are, and our lives reflect this in its abundance.

We disconnect from who We Truly Are when we invalidate ourselves or accept the invalidation of others. In our attempts to be what others want us to be we can distort or even break our fractal pattern, with all the pain that brings. In crisis, we are often unable to focus on who We Truly Are, the key to our healing.

Yet our fractal pattern always contains within it the seed and pattern of our true consciousness. By restoring our broken fractal pattern, and releasing the causes of our self disconnection, our Fractology Practitioner assists us in the healing process. This is the key to our freedom, health, joy and abundance.

Practical exercises and completing necessary life lessons are part of this process.

“Catherine brought me a better understanding of my energetic field, how it was ruptured and that I was outside it, showing me the way back, so that I could rescue my real power of belonging.”

Maria Isabel Cavalheiro – Sao Paulo/Brazil