Category Archives: Spiritual

April 2018 Updates

Hi all,
It’s been a few months since the last newsletter , where does the time go!
I have been super busy immersing myself in my latest training project, you may remember me starting in November 2017 , well 5 months into the 2 year training to become A Shamanic Practitioner and I am absolutely loving it.
shamanic healing
Using shamanic psychotherapy techniques  allows the client to use tools within a Safe and confidential space where they are able to use a Shamanic journey to delve deeper to within their own subconscious,  dream state, down through the layers  to access information and positive resources which they may be blocking from their conscious awareness. The journey takes the client to  a Theta brain wave state, which is a very deep trance like state.
Within this deep theta brain wave state (even without a “successful” journey) clients will often feel a deep sense of relaxation and well being, thus accessing a state conducive to spiritual, emotional, and physical healing.
I am loving the work so far , why not read my latest blog on Embracing the earth with the shamanic path and if this still doesn’t tell you enough then contact me for more information
water
One of the things I constantly speak to people about within my practice is the importance of hydration within the body.  A lack of quality hydration can lead to all sorts of conditions from infertility, auto immune conditions, allergies , chronic inflammation , cholesterol rising to name
but a few.
It’s not just as simple as gluggling a couple of extra glasses of water here and there, the body is 80% water and  if it is not in a constant state of hydration then the complications can be far reaching. If you are thirsty or have a dry mouth then you are waaaayyyyy beyond dehydrated. When the body is short of water Histamine is activated to try to send water (in order of priority) to the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, and glands, then comes the muscles, bones and skin last.
If there is not enough reserve water  then it will be taken from the body which then makes the histamine over stimulated and the dis- ease of the body is shown in allergies, auto immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, pains in joints, headaches, digestive distances , skin conditions, acid reflux , heartburn   Weight gain , hormonal imbalance , oestrogen dominance ,  CFS, fibro etc.
stress
Stress also plays a major  factor in creating dehydration within the body as the body is on a high state of “ adrenal response” when under stress. This means the body thinks it has run a marathon constantly, yet isn’t getting the water to re balance it.
Another factor to be aware of is that  when the body is dehydrated, it is also becoming deoxygenated.
We know that cancer thrives in a low-oxygen and acidic environment ( severe dehydration) in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won a Nobel , he concluded that cancer cells grow due to anaerobic (without oxygen) respiration and use sugar fermentation for energy whereas healthy cells thrive in an aerobic (with oxygen) environment using protein for energy.
Prevention is always the best route .
soul
The Sunday morning meditation workshops have been a huge success and I love showing The students some great techniques to facilitate their own energy systems for self help and healing.
We are aware that we  have a physical body, we are aware that we have an emotional self …if we are lucky we may also be aware that our emotions affect our physical symptoms, but how often do you pay attention to your energy body (chakras and meridians)?
The energy body are our subtle energy centres within both our field and physical self.
If the energy body is in balance then we are less likely to take the full impact of emotional disturbance into our physical body ( which then becomes  dis-ease or dis-harmony ).
Within the workshops the students learn about the chakras and how to balance them . Over time I can see the transformation and growth in these individuals as they both grow in confidence and awareness.
We also learn about the powerful art of visualisation, using the power of the subconscious mind to empower, gain insights or let go of old patterns .
Talking of letting go of old patterns, have you ever thought about the power of your ego? Why not read about it here.
There is also some seated qi gong , mudra meditation or nidra yoga depending on the groups needs.
Why not join us click  here for dates . Please note it is not a drop in class and must be prebooked.
Have a lovely month and I look forward to seeing you soon
Much love
Jeni x —
with warmest regards,
Jeni Stroud
*Tel: 07531 191 688*
Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ? …power of the ego .

Hi all,

It’s been ages since my last post, busy learning about human ego,  the intelligence of the kingdom of plants and animals and it gets me thinking…...Are humans really intelligent , or are we driven by the power of our ego ?

Ego says “Mirror Mirror on the wall…..who really is the most intelligent of us all ?” 

The thing that most separates us from plants and animals in my humble opinion isn’t intelligence, it’s EGO!

Think about it. …..
🤔Plants can survive without humans , ( yet not without animals and insects) any yet we cannot survive without them……..plants literally give us the air we breathe.
This reminds me of the film “Avitar “ …our wonderful ego driven intellect tells us we get to control all life ….so we throw our power around and we forget that by controlling we are also destroying.
We have become so closed we forgot to “feel “ and “ tune in”. In our modern world , most humans have become reactionary creatures rather than responsive creatures ….maybe if we tuned out of our EGO based intellect and used that 6th sense …..well we might not be in quite the pickle we are in now !

🤔Plants have an extremely complex sensory system ( similar to our central nervous system in many ways ) and are capable of gathering infinite amounts of information about the world ( such as light detection, sensing harmful invaders and communication to other plants to defend or re-route growth direction). The brain of the plant kingdom is that amazing root structure.

🤔 Animals have super intelligent systems , for example many birds are able to locate seeds that they have buried the year before .  Their navigation and memory pinpoints , and is able to locate the seed to within millimetres and is able to detect locations of up to 30,000 seeds in up to 10,000 locations. This shows huge capacity for both mathematical calculation and a memory capacity far superior to the human ability ( I barely remember what I had for breakfast !).

🤔 Timeline shows us plants are about 450 million years old , and animals 640 million years old. We are quite young really in the evolution chain . I read a quote recently (Mary Midgley)
“ did Darwin pin up a paper warning himself to be careful when using the words higher and lower “ .

🤔 There is only one way that we have evolved to a greater perceived “ strength” against plants and animals in my humble opinion and that is our power to kill.
We are so highly EGO intelligent that we create guns to shoot animals ( and each other ) , we create poisons to damage plants, animals ( and each other ) , we torture animals ( and each other ) . Notice the theme (of each other) with all of these amazing intelligent powers we have …..makes you wonder whether we should redefine what intelligence really means !

 

 

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

Are humans really intelligent ?

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Have an amazing day.

Be free…Be happy!

Jeni

e mail : peaceofmindhealth@gmail.com

tel : 07531 191 688

 

Shamanic healing

Embracing The Earth – The Shamanic Path

Embracing The Earth – The Shamanic Path

Hi all,

as many of you know I am currently on a 2 year training programme to become an Eco Shamanic Practitioner.
This month the training involve “The Embrace of the Earth Ceremony” more commonly termed the “ Burial “ traditionally.

I have been asked a lot about this , and I am not surprised at the mixture of responses I have received from this process ….I think in life our fears come from the unknown so I will try to explain more about what “Embracing The Earth “ really means on The Shamanic Path.
As my “Embracing The Earth “ or “Burial” ceremony has yet to happen I thought I would blog both before and after the ceremony as the perspective is often vey different to the experience itself in life.

So “Embracing of the Earth Ceremony” (my before perspectives).

In our lives many of us are looking for a deeper and profound “ something “ and yet we do not really reach out ….to go there and to really challenge ourselves to discover who we really are ……that deep level. We just stay in the mundane.

The Shamans Path teaches you to look beneath the surface , break free from the ego and grow through trusting the hidden senses.

Quite often in the modern world our perception of death is a terrifying one where death is regarded as dark, scary, mysterious, unknown and fearful and whilst we all know that this death is an event which comes to each and everyone of us , it is something we avoid talking about or giving it attention because of our lack of information ( therefore fear ) about it.
Ancient cultures did not look upon death as a fearful enemy, it was embraced, celebrated and seen as the transition to growth, rebirth and a positive friend.

The “ Embracing The Earth “ ceremony on the shamanic path is ultimately about releasing fears into the earth and allowing yourself to be reborn to live fearlessly from the centre of your truth.
This process strips away our fears of life , the ego , the mundane , aging , illness etc.

Through the “ Embracing the Earth “ ceremony the awareness of our “burial or little death  “ can be utilised to expand our consciousness, to learn from this seemingly mysterious event to bring the wisdom back into our daily life and live with a heightened awareness and drop out of fears.
Awareness of our death actually empowers us as we have a much higher level of knowledge.

In “The Embrace of the Earth “Ceremony the shamanic path recognises that there comes a point where we need to release (“ little death of ”) the old Self so that something new, awakened, more powerful, enriching and beautiful can be born and grow.

Burial into the Earth is a sacred ceremony for letting go of the past and accepting the healing , nourishing and blessings of our first mother Earth “ Gaia “ .
It is a celebration of life, an acknowledgement of a new future, and a stripping away of the past hurts, fears and ego.

Look out for my blog in a couple of weeks giving you an insight into the actual “Embracing The Earth “ ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have an amazing day.

Be free…Be happy!

Jeni

e mail : peaceofmindhealth@gmail.com

tel : 07531 191 688