One Way You Might Be Trying To Save The World And Don’t Know It

Posted by Kate on Dec 15, 2014 in Healing | 2 comments

Wasted Food Two mornings ago when I got up, it was a Sufi Spiritual Retreat day for me, I went to the kitchen to make breakfast, I threw something in the rubbish bin and I saw yogurt my daughter-in-law had thrown out and I burst out crying. At first I was angry that she hadn’t asked anyone if they wanted it, but as I calmed down I realised it was at its best by date and no one in the house would have eaten it anyway. I realised that she was very generous with food and so this wasn’t even about her. So what was it about? Going Deeper I...

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How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

Posted by Kate on Dec 5, 2014 in General | 1 comment

Obligations We’re now in the silly season, where there are a lot of obligations and commitments. So there’s lots of anxiety around saying “Yes” and “No”. We have a number of underlying beliefs around saying No and Yes. The martyr in us will say Yes to everyone and everything, feeling burnt out, sick and exhausted at the end. They equate saying Yes with approval seeking and love. So it may not even be the commitment they are saying yes to, but the approval seeking. There may also be the belief that if they don’t say Yes...

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Transcending Duality

Posted by Kate on Nov 26, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Duality This past year I have been looking at Duality. Sun/Moon. Kidneys/Adrenals. Yin/Yang. Male/Female. Left side of the brain/right side of the brain. Head/Heart. As I move down deeper into my core issues, I notice that whenever I want to take a side about something, a stance, the other side will show up for me as well. Either in my thought process or in my environment. Some might call that wishy washy, or sitting on the fence. Maybe one doesn’t come without the other. Maybe light doesn’t come without darkness and darkness doesn’t...

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Self Reliance and the Number 8 Wire Mentality

Posted by Kate on Nov 20, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Ancestors Here in New Zealand we have a saying “Number 8 Wire Mentality”, which is a mindset that flowed on from our ancestors, who came here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Number 8 gauge wire is a wire that had a multitude of uses, mostly fencing. As NZ was isolated, and imports from the Motherland were few and far between, we made do with what we had. Rural farming meant trips to town were time consuming, so we were innovative. We had to be self reliant. Hardy People As this mentality seeped through the generations, we prided...

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How The Way You Pay Attention Could Be Causing You Stress, Pain and Illness

Posted by Kate on Nov 10, 2014 in Healing | 0 comments

I have just read two books by Les Fehmi PhD, who is the director at the Princeton Biofeedback Centre. Dissolving Pain: Simple Brain-Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain and The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body I wish I had known about this technique 30 years ago. Space In essence, Dr Fehmi noticed that when people focused on Space, their brain went into an alpha state, which is a semi alert state. By Space I mean you imagine the space in the room, the space around your thumb, the distance...

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Why You Should Baby Crawl As An Adult

Posted by Kate on Jun 12, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Disconnection From Legs I’ve always had issues about walking; feeling confident walking, being connected to my legs. When I was under 10 years of age I had 3 operations on my legs that laid me up in hospital for weeks, and in the 1960s it wasn’t a fun place for a child to be. Subsequently I have a lot of trauma around my legs. In healing my psoas muscle pain I came across crawling for adults, and it’s the first body related movement exercise I feel so good doing, its easy too, but a harder workout than what you would think. In fact I...

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The Psoas Muscle And It’s Relationship With Your Soul

Posted by Kate on Jun 8, 2014 in Healing, Soul | 0 comments

Psoas Pain For the past few weeks I have been suffering from psoas muscle pain. The psoas is the muscle that holds us upright, taking us from all fours to standing. It attaches at the spine and comes down through the pelvis and attaches to the inner thigh bone. So it’s a very core muscle, attaching our spine to our legs. The psoas is much more than your ordinary muscle, it is a messenger for your central nervous system, and it’s where your fear response (fight/flight/freeze) stems from, and trauma is stored in your...

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The Productiveness of Stillness

Posted by Kate on Jun 3, 2014 in General | 0 comments

To Do List We had a holiday weekend this past weekend in NZ, I managed to get quite a few things done that I hadn’t planned to get done, and I got nothing done I wanted to get done. I sort of zoned out or found myself sleepy around those tasks on my list. I couldn’t work out why I wasn’t doing them, because a part of me liked doing what I was going to be doing. I seemed to have a lot of miscommunication and also spending far too long on jobs that should have worked out in a straight forward manner, but they didn’t. Frustration I was...

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Spiritual Bypassing – One Avoidance Technique You May Not Realise You Are Doing

Posted by Kate on May 14, 2014 in General | 1 comment

I first heard this term on the 6 month Spiritual Development Program that I have just finished based on Sufi principles. It spoke to me and I found there was a book about it -Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters Definition The term basically means that we avoid dealing with our painful feelings with the use of spiritual practises or beliefs. I have used Spiritual Bypassing, not consciously, I’ve taken that attitude of telling people that something might be their karma, or to not to take something...

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My Successful Breakthrough With Food and My Health

Posted by Kate on Jan 9, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Knowledge About Food I know quite a bit about food, since being treated for high blood pressure a few years ago. I have been through various stages of strictly controlling what I eat, learning about vitamins, minerals and supplements. I’ve learned a lot also because I had adrenal fatigue, when to eat, how to eat, what to eat. Of course I fell off the wagon time to time, but overall my eating was good. I even went gluten-free last year, I had gluten-free toast for breakfast, whole grain oats for morning tea and salads or veges and protein for...

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