Monday, 26 July 2010

Quado's Garden - Inspirational Messages and Meditations

Hi everyone,

Quite a while ago I came across a website called Power Animals Unleashed, run by Carrie Hart. I have an interest in Shamanism and when I feel the need to enter the "Enchanted Forest" and click on the spot that feels right, it is not really that surprising how often the Power Animal that comes through can be spot on.

The sister site, Quado's Garden is a particular gem. I find that the messages that Carrie has channelled from  the spiritual Being she knows as Quado are indeed "loving and transformational" and once again, they are often astonishingly appropriate for a given situation. "They are all about oneness and connection and about becoming our best selves."

I usually visit Quado's Garden at least once a day, and 'sit on the bench', go quietly within to  find my centre, before drifting to the azalea for the day. If a particular issue is on the go, I may visit again and see what comes up for me.

From a connection point of view, more recently, when working with clients over the telephone, with their permission, I have started to end the session by clicking on the site. On practically every occasion, the message has been amazingly relevant to what has gone on during the session.

The "Little Prayer for Today" at the foot of each page is gloriously affirming, and in many cases can be incorporated into the EFT tapping, once you feel you have cleared the negative aspect of an issue.

And the rose photos that accompany each message, they are beautiful! Roses are my favourite flower, and Carrie's garden must be a lovely place indeed, and smell like Heaven!

Please do go and pay a visit; see what message Quado has for you, and bask in the sense of peace and love. And don't forget to visit the Meditations page. There are both short versions, of about 10 minutes for daily use, and longer ones of about 20 - 30 minutes duration for those occasions you find more time to be at peace and meditate.

Edited 29th and 31st July - although Quado's Garden was up and running when I posted this, it has been coming up as parked for the last day or so - I fear I am missing my daily "fix" so hope it returns soon. However, Power Animals Unleashed is still accessible. I have contacted Carrie Hart and she tells me there has been a problem at the web-server that has temporarily disabled the site and that it should be back up and running soon.

Bright Blessings,
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 19 July 2010

Favourite Reiki Websites

Hi everyone,

Back in March I put together a list of my favourite EFT websites. Today I'm putting a list of my favourite Reiki websites up so that people can go and have a .look at them if they haven't aleady found them. There are no doubt many more websites and blogs out there but these are the ones I enjoy looking at, and find that useful information can be found on them. In most cases I am also signed up to any newsletters associated with the sites.

Reiki Evolution  This is the website of my Reiki Master Taggart King. There is a lot to browse and I'd particularly recommend the Reiki Articles page.

The International Center For Reiki Training - another site full of information from William Lee Rand and another long list of articles to read through.

The Reiki Threshold  - another info rich site, with even more articles.

The Reiki Digest - a blog on Reiki - "A regular roundup of news about Reiki from around the world".

James Deacon's Reiki Pages - amongst other things, contains some interesting freely downloadable eBooks.

The Center for Reiki Research, including Reiki in Hospitals You need to sign up for this, but it is free, and there are Reiki research study summaries.

There are a number of other Reiki websites that I have bookmarked but these tend to be websites for individuals, more of a shop front for their services, such as the Reiki section of my own website.

If you know of any good Reiki sites you would like to share then please leave details in the comments.


Bright Blessings, 
Karen
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests.
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here.
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more

Monday, 5 July 2010

Vitamin D update


Hi everyone,
Vitamin D seems to be in the news again - "Pregnant women 'must take vitamin D supplements'". It's interesting to me because the article states that "the Department of Health advises pregnant women to ensure they receive a certain level of vitamin D - 10 micrograms per day." That is 400 IU of vitamin D. Compare that with the article on the Grassroots Health site - "Researchers recommend pregnant women take 4,000 IU vitamin D a day."
You may recall that late last year the OH and I decided to have our vitamin D status checked (see here) and had our first test results back to use as a baseline. The OH came in at 28 ng/mLand I was 24 ng/mL. According to the information on the Grassroots Health site and the Vitamin D Council these figures are below the lower end of the accepted range, between 40 and 50 ng/mL (100 - 125 nmol/L).
We have both been taking a 50,000 IU vitamin D3 capsule once a week since October last year and in March we had a second test kit arrive for our first follow-up. We didn't actually get around to sending it off until April time, but within the fortnight we had the results emailed through.
50,000 IU per week equates to just over 7000 IU per day. The OH's updated test gave a reading of 64 ng/mL; mine was 84 ng/mL. I suspect that my higher figure might have been due to the fact that I have spent so much time out in the garden in recent months and the weather was fine enough for me to mostly be wearing short sleeved tee shirts rather than being wrapped up in clothing. This means I was getting plenty of sun exposure and starting to build up quite a nice tan, without getting burnt. 
However, we were both really rather pleased that our vitamin D status has improved so much. Unfortunately the OH can't say that he has seen much improvement in blood glucose control, but other factors have also been in play, namely the last few months being quite stressful work-wise, which does little for balancing blood sugar control. It will be interesting to see how things progress from here on.
The OH will probably stay on the current regime and see what the next test shows up. Because I spend time out in the sun quite often, I'm happy to cut back to a dose every other week, until the autumn months come around. We will do another test in September/October time, and thereafter tweak things to suit the results.
Some people may be concerned that these figures indicate toxic levels of vitamin D. The Vitamin D Council have an article -The Truth About Vitamin D Toxicity wherein (Professor Reinhold Vieth Ph.D) reports human toxicity probably begins to occur after chronic daily consumption of approximately 40,000 IU/day (100 of the 400 IU capsules). So our 3,500 to 7000 IU/day aren't likely to be causing any problems. Especially when you consider the body makes about 10,000 IU vitamin D from just about 15 - 20 minutes exposure to the sun.
John Jacob Cannell MD recommends the following:
"... if you have little UVB exposure, my advice is as follows: 
healthy children under the age of 1 years should take 1,000 IU vitamin D3 per day
over the age of 1, 1,000 IU vitamin D3 per every 25 pounds of body weight per day. 
Well adults and adolescents should take 5,000 IU vitamin D3 per day. 
Around 2–3 months later have a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood test, either through ZRT or your doctor. 
Start supplementing with the vitamin D before you have the blood test. Then adjust your dose so your 25(OH)D level is between 50–80 ng/ml (125–200 nmol/L), summer and winter. But remember, these are conservative dosage recommendations. Most people who avoid the sun—and virtually all dark-skinned people—will have to increase their dose once they find their blood level is still low, even after two months of the above dosage, especially in the winter. Some people may feel more comfortable ordering the blood test before they start adequate doses of vitamin D. We understand. Test as often as you feel the need to, just remember, no one can get toxic on the doses recommended above and some people will need even more."
The  OH has Type 2 diabetes; I'm on the cusp of menopause, and thus at an increased risk for osteoporosis and breast cancer the older I get. My reading of the available literature that is coming out suggests that keeping the vitamin D levels up where they are at the moment is far more likely to prove beneficial than harmful. Just so long that I don't need to supplement vitamin D because I've become pregnant!!!


Apologies for script size and density - although using 'normal' size in Blogger it is coming out rather small for some reason, so this is the best to make it readable for all. :-(

Bright Blessings, 
Karen 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests. 
To start learning about EFT you can download my "Balance Your Life With EFT" free manual. Although you can no longer obtain Gary Craig's comprehensive training DVD sets to buy, you can rent them from here
Please Note: Anything on the EFT side of this blog is provided as a public courtesy to help expand the use of EFT in the world. Any EFT content of this blog represents the unique ideas and usage of EFT by me, as its author. The information in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for appropriate, qualified medical care from doctors or other health-care providers. It is here to offer information on other complementary options to help you in your quest for optimum health, which you may wish to discuss with your healthcare providers before implementing. You, the reader, must be prepared to take full responsibility for your own health and I cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the techniques underlined here, either on you or others... more