Crystal love!

I love crystals!

I can’t believe I haven’t written an article about crystals, until now! I have been collecting articles about crystals for awhile, and have books also, such as:

Crystal Bible

Crystal Bible 2

Crystal Bible 3

Not that these are the only books about crystals that I have, but they are the best for me to have in paperback form, as a full-time RVer (which, means we live in an RV = little space). In fact, I only order ebooks now. I have more than enough paper books—more than I could read in the rest of my life!

From the ground

I’ve had a thought for years that my wealth is “in the ground.”

Ever since my hubby and I watched a show on TV about this place where ine can dif in the dirt for diamonds, rubies, and such, I have wanted to go to Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas.

Would you like to go dig in the dirt with me? Please comment and share your crystal digging experiences! 💎

Difference and Ego

I love crystals and what they have to teach us about Ego; each are imbued with different gifts from the earth, yet one is not superior than another. Each type of crystal offers different aspects of beauty, brilliance, and energy.

To quote a beautiful like-minded friend,

At a higher vibration than arrogance (which only masks low self esteem), true Humility opens one up into a compassionate community supporting healthy self esteem, valuing each equally, enjoying ALL as we are all a part of each other, coming from the same creator source in Love.

Beverly McCaw

Healing mind and body

As I wrote previously (here in the comments, and here), I’m integrating crystals (minerals) more and more into my daily life. In particular, I’m using crystals to help ease negative energy out of my body when I feel anxious watching certain emotional movies or shows.

And the last time I went to the dentist (oral surgeon) to have a broken root canal tooth removed), I held a rose quartz pocket crystal to help me through the experience—and it did)!

Pocket rose quartz heart crystal

Energy follows thoughts and intentions. Thus, I allow my excess emotional charge to drain into whatever crystal I am holding. I also partner with rounded and pointed crystals to work on my acupressure points at the same time! Win-win! ❤️🌀💎

Crystal shapes best for acupressure work

Crystal Mantra

I love looking at crystals because like people’s opinions, every crystal is multifaceted.

Whenever I feel rattled, I say to myself, “I am multifaceted. No one can see ALL of my facets at any one given time. Turn, turn, turn.”

My intention is that I hope my words bring you ease, joy, and peace. OM ❤️🦋🌀🙏

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. Launching a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

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Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

For those who have trouble meditating

Do you have trouble meditating?

There is this one little physical thing you can do (that a massage therapist taught me years ago), when you are wanting to meditate, but feel that you can’t because your mind is racing.

I learned this one move, and have taught it to many other since, that helped me in the beginning when I couldn’t seem to meditate because my mind was always ON.

Try the following procedure and let me know if it helps.

Trouble meditating?

The procedure

Start by closing your eyes and rubbing two fingers (of each hand), up the bridge of both sides of your nose, and while maintaining the same pressure, move your fingers over and above your eye brows to make circles around yours eyes.

You can do this several times, and even go in reverse circles, lightening the pressure as you go.

As you notice your thoughts slowing down, you can stop this motion and relax your hands to your sides and then simply focus on your breathing.

The outcome

This one move really can ease the mind racing or mind chatter, especially when one begins learning meditation. Namaste. OM ❤️🦋🌀

Reach out

If you would like some help learning more about simple living, independent thinking, meditation, social media marketing, naturally attracting your best life (and dream clients), comment below.

Check out my previous article about meditation:

https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/why-i-meditate-daily/

And here is a morning meditation audio that may help you:

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on http://RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Plus, I’ve written a new book (in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the person your soul beckons you to be and let us promote you!

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

It can’t hurt

It can’t hurt

“It can’t hurt” has been a guiding principle for me for many years. A philosophy that I have applied in many areas of my life, in particular to new strategies in business and in health matters.

Health strategies that can’t hurt

Eat more nutritious food

One of the easiest and best things each of us can do to live a healthier life, is simply to eat more nutritious food, preferably quality organic, local, fresh foods. It can’t hurt.

Move more

Another easy way to improve our health is to move more. I’m not talking about going from couch potato to marathon runner overnight, but start with 5 minutes and increase your movement (calisthenics, walking, dance, yoga, qigong, or such), everyday until you can build up to 40 minutes of movement. Measure and monitor yourself. If you ease into movement, it can’t hurt.

Meditate

Yes, the opposite of moving is stillness. Take control over your mind and body to sit quietly for a few minutes each day and focus on your breath. The new science is showing positive results, yes, physical improvements, from simply meditating. Try it. It can’t hurt.

Detoxify

A grand strategy that everyone can do is to detox. Pick your favorite detoxifying method and do it regularly. Once a year, quarterly, or monthly. We all get too many chemicals in us, via breathing, food, water, what we wear, and what we put on our skin. It can’t hurt.

Holistic health & Holism

I was telling my daughter the other day that pharmaceutical drugs always have side effects. That’s one reason I don’t take any—and if I have to, then I always make pharma meds a last resort. My health plan is to always go with the least toxic option first, because it can’t hurt.

Try some new self-care techniques. Speak loving and kind words to your body. The cells of your body are listening! And it can’t hurt.

Connection matters.

My self-care tip: When you go to the bathroom, give yourself a foot massage! Cross one leg over the other and massage your foot including your toes! Switch legs and repeat on the other side. If you work involved standing all day, I bet you’ll thank me for this tip! And if you sit all day, this re-establishes blood flow. It can’t hurt.

Hug yourself. Hug someone everyday. And put your hands together when you pray. It connects the circuits—our circuitry. It can’t hurt.

Sound and light therapies can ease tense muscles, relieve headaches, and improve many ills. Look for some of these to try. It can’t hurt.

Whenever you have a minor health issue, reach for your essential oils, Renew28, ASEA, CBD oil, or other health supplement. Sometimes I find I have the solution to whatever ails me, in my bathroom cabinets! And it doesn’t hurt to apply most of these remedies in new ways—consult your trusted holistic health team for advice if you’re unsure.

Measure & Track your progress

Measure and monitor yourself. Save some money and coach yourself. Yes, I know a personal trainer can show you the proper form and ways to exercise, but once you learn the basics, all they do is motivate you by measuring your weights and time. And you can do that for yourself. Same with personal coaches too.

Write 3 things down on a whiteboard that you want to improve about your life. Assign a number from 1-10 how you feel about each of those things. Give yourself a date by which to accomplish the change you desire. Figure out what steps you need to take to achieve those results. Break the goal into bite-size, measurable chunks, and stay focused on reaching your goal by reminding yourself why you want to change. You got this. And it can’t hurt to try it for yourself before you hire someone else to coach you. You may find that you were more capable than you thought!

Trying to lose weight? Try intermittent fasting. Also a form of detoxing, fasting for 12-16 hours a day or skipping a dinner every other day, has worked for me. And fasting can be especially wonderful for women over 40 (as it resets the metabolism). It can’t hurt to give it a try.

How health impacts business

Stress impacts us before we know it.

You know how business owners and entrepreneurs often get stuck working with clients who drain their energy, demand perfection, or make them feel less than the authority they really are?

Well, what we do is help our brilliant clients naturally attract their dream clients, so they are less stressed and actually are able to love what they do again!

Yes, we help our clients reduce their stress by helping them with their business advertising and marketing. If that sounds interesting to you, check us out at: https://murreymakers.godaddysites.com

A bit about us

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

My award-winning artist husband and I help small business owners, movement makers, and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a branding boost, or a design reboot, to attract your dream clients and you back in charge of YOUR well-being.

You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Overwhelmed by Information?

Are you overwhelmed by information?

Original illustration by Richard Murrey Original illustration by Richard Murrey

Email

The influx of emails, yes, including all the stuff we subscribe to, can become unmanageable, even unwieldy at times.

I have a couple of tips on how to cut down on this glut of information, and bring more ease into your life.

First, think about and consider how much time you spend sifting through emails, reading, and responding. Become aware of that for a few minutes. Awareness is key.

Next, take advantage of the search feature with your email program. Search for specific senders and if you notice they send you more than one email a week, unsubscribe from them.

No one person or business should inundate you with that many emails. Some, when you go to unsubscribe, provide an option to limit sending more than one a week, or roll up daily emails into a weekly summary. If you love them and don’t wish to unsubscribe, at least limit them to once a week.

Social Media

Yes, you can reduce the time you read scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and others. Turn off the notifications.

If you don’t want to miss a comment someone made on something you posted, go to your own page or profile and scroll through everything YOU have posted.

It can be physically and emotionally draining to keep up with all your friends and followers. Find some balance in all of that.

I have recently unfollowed almost all of my followers on Facebook and changed my settings to see family posts first. However, I still get notifications–even from unfollowed friends! I have a love hate relationship with Facebook, I really do. See my previous post as to why I had quit it years ago.

I rejoined to feel closer to faraway family and friends, and stayed when I started a remote job. Now, my husband and I are launching a new business. However, whenever I feel engulfed by the drama of it, I set new boundaries.

I tweet sporadically, and it doesn’t seem to have the near addictive hold over me that Facebook does, hence the stronger I need to be when it comes to how much I check it.

Don’t worry if no one “Likes” your post or tweet either, because really, you can’t say the wrong thing to those who love you. ❤️😉

You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person
You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person

Classes

I have paid for so many classes in my life, I can’t even tell you! Not inly college classes, but online courses, seminars, and summits. Many PDFs, ebooks, video links, and resource materials reside on our computer hard drive or on the “cloud” unopened, because I don’t have time to study or watch them.

I’ve made a fresh commitment to myself not to buy one more, until I open and finish the ones I already own. I’m not a procrastinator, but allowing things like this to pile up, sure makes me feel like one!

For example, Mindvalley offers an excellent bundle of classes from vetted and well-respected teachers, trainers, authors, and leaders. Yet, I must stick to my new rule and follow my gut. I am not subscribing.

My goal this year is to watch all the digital and online summit materials and videos that I have bought.

Books

Last year, I set an intention to read one book a month. I completed 4.

This year, I intend to finish 4 books I have in progress and 5 that I was gifted or won in 2019 (Thank you, Wellness Universe!) Some are quite lengthy, while others are short, and one I have used as a reference for years, but never read cover to cover.

My strategy, over the last few years, has been that when I finish reading a physical book, I give it away. We live in an RV and I can’t deal with much clutter.

If one of these books interest you, post a comment and I will mail it to you when I’m done.

Here’s my list in no particular order:

  • Living Pain Free With Acupressure by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad
  • Emissary of Light by James F. Twyman
  • Messages from Your Angels by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
  • Write to Heal by Linda Goldman
  • A Life to Die for by David D McLeod, D.D.,Ph.D.
  • Letting Go So You Can Thrive by Moira Hutchison
  • Live with the Lights On by Katy Bray
  • Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
  • Our Bodies: The Optimal Design by Elizabeth Norlin

I have about 100 PDF books, ebooks, and books on Kindle to read though. And seeing all of those when I open the folder on our computer for a reference (because I do a lot of health and wellness research), overwhelms me. I think I an reaching my saturation point!

Should I buy a tablet or Kindle dedicated to reading these? I had one years ago and rarely used it. Thanks to technology, I have a Kindle reader app, and others that afford the capability of reading via my iPhone.

Coaching

Everyone seems to be a coach these days, and many of us have more than one!

Coaching can be very helpful at times, even if only to remind us and validate information we already know, inspire us, or hold us accountable to do what we say we want to accomplish. Is it any wonder we pay more for coaching these days? By investing more, we feel we’ll really stick to it “this time.” Ugh!

We can make our own lists though, organize goals on a calendar or whiteboard, mark tasks completed on a spreadsheet, planner, or app, and set timers on our phones to self-motivate though. Why must we pay money and have someone look over our shoulder to get things done? Yes, I get it. There’s a psychological component involved.

At any given time, many of us have a personal trainer, life coach, massage therapist, hair stylist, and so on. And if you own a business, you have more of these! (Think business coach, certified public accountant (CPA) or tax advisor, financial advisor, attorney, etc.)

See if you can streamline the number by seeking multi-faceted coaches–because remember, you receive advice and suggestions from all of these well-intentioned professionals!

The aim is to reduce all of that to live with more ease, as explained on the home page of my site: SheilaMurrey.net and in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, to order, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

I am currently setting appointments to speak at bookstores, libraries, crystal shops, acupuncture and chiropractic offices, and other holistic, natural healthy lifestyle businesses.

My book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (Multiple E-reader formats available).

Embodiment Wordsmith | Entertaining Speaker & Educator : Profoundly raising consciousness to ease us into living a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Specifically, I connect with small business owners and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Karmic RePatterning: A 4-week Akashic Healing Program

A 4-week healing program

I have received several invites recently that have to do with changing behavior patterns. And while I am sure each one has its merits, I didn’t feel aligned with any, until now.

Making the same mistakes
Making the same mistakes

This 4-week repatterning program, facilitated by Alania Starhawk, is focused on questioning why certain experiences or scenarios keep showing up in our life, lifetime after lifetime.

Join us

I hope you joined us. If not, I hope you will visit Alania’s website and follow her to get notified for other programs.

If you would like to expand your consciousness or are curious why you keep making the same mistakes (repeating similar situations keep showing up), this series may bring you a greater sense of knowing.

Allow yourself to open and grow. As a flower blooms and blossoms, it is possible for your life to lighten and brighten.

No fear

Allow Alania to present you with newfound awareness to assist you in releasing fears and insecurities. We can come to find that the Universe has our back. We are supported. We are safe.

If you are seeking to improve your relationships, improve your job outlook, or direction in life, this program can be of benefit.

We’ll journey into the Akasha together for a dive into the mystic to clear past disharmony and release old triggers–spiritual, emotional, or such.

If you are interested in other healing services offered by Alania, click here.

I hope to meet you on the journey.

We Are All Connected. ❤️🦋🌀

Namaste. OM

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

UPDATE

This particular program has ended, but the journey continues… and Alania is giving us a bonus call, due to a little tech glitch on the last call). She’s a giver in that way! Yay! 😉

From my participation in Alania’s classes, new openings for me occurred, including:

  • Trusting more when new paths appear
  • I can repattern any limiting thoughts; even the ones karma set up for me
  • It’s okay to shift my focus, particularly one I thought had to be the way it was
  • Nothing is wrong; and that brought to mind Dr. Alison’s book, What If There’s Nothing Wrong, which I studied a few years ago. I also wrote a PR piece and article about this amazing book. Yes!
  • Life’s good, even when we may doubt. Life’s really good, all the time.

FOR SOME FUN

Check out this original song, The Connection. My husband wrote this song (inspired by moi) and it was performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio. You can download it (it’s Track 14) from this link: https://www.amazon.com/The-Connection/dp/B007K8GEAU

A BIT ABOUT ME:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Book Launch! Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life

Are you suffering from a chronic health situation?

Do you feel hopeless or confused by conflicting health information or advice?

Stress and anxiety depresses the immune system, but why?

What does it mean to “stay open”, or “go inward”?

Book Cover Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life.png

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life introduces the basic concepts of health and wellness from the holistic perspective. After 13 years of researching alternative medicine healing modalities, self experimentation and much trial and error, this practical guide was written to help you flow with your Soul essence and live a wholly vibrant life.

The information available to you in, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, will help you:

  • Manage stress (Mind-Body methods)
  • Breathe more fully (Pranayama breathing)
  • Establish a well-rounded and more informed health team of professionals

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life is inspiring, offering you: 

  • Suggestions and tips on natural and common sense ways of maneuvering through health issues. 
  • 50+ questions you can use (or modify) when you need to visit any health professionals, to get the best attention and care you deserve.
  • Simple and practical advice you can incorporate into your daily routine, and others, that you can try before you head to a doctor’s office. 
  • Learn ideas and suggestions to relieve stress, and find the benefits of mental balance and clarity. Discover the benefits that daily physical and flexible actions bring. Gain a rich understanding of the many options available to you by way of alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine modalities.

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life shines a light on the information you need to enhance your personal life and those members of your family whom you offer support and assistance.

Let’s keep things simple.

Send $22 to PayPal.Me/SheilaMurrey and include your email address.

In return, you’ll receive one email with PDF files of the updated, 200+ page, full color book for your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Or click here, to get your ebook copy via Barnes and Noble books:

https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Printed copies are $35. We want to save trees though, right?

This is the book Sheila has been writing for 13 years. The manuscript was completed 8/6/2018. Then, additional editing was completed, along with getting the book placed into the artful layout by Sheila’s husband, Richard Murrey (who is a professional graphics artist for NASA).

Sheila has been told that she’s a BRIDGE to the lay person (nonprofessional or inexperienced) who may be going to traditional MDs and not able to resolve their issues or understand where they come from (root cause/s), my book is an introduction to many natural and holistic health options and most importantly, offers HOPE!

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow Sheila on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

 

Meet yogi and visionary humanitarian Sadhguru… Sunday Sept 25th, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida

Oh, this is sooo exciting!!! What a humble honor it is for me to share with you… Sadhguru will be visiting Sarasota Florida on Sunday, Sept 25, 2016!

As I sit writing this, I wonder what my focused experience of meeting Sadhguru will be like. Will it be similar to what my dear friend and angel Alania experienced and wrote about (here) last year? Will he say the same thing? Or like us, does Sadhguru continue to change and grow in the field of pure positive potentiality? Ahh…

Well, my dear lovely friends, I offer you an opportunity to find out.

Click here to go to the official website where you can find out all of the event particulars and buy your ticket to reserve your seat (there are multiple pricing levels, even a discounted student rate). Note: The minimum age limit to attend is 7 years.

I will be there. And I believe I will be in a state of awe. Not just of Sadhguru as a man, mystic, or master, but of the shared vibratory resonance that will occur in one place, when many finely tuned human instruments will join together to play a delightful symphony of BE-ing.

I have been watching Sadhguru on YouTube, since being introduced to Pranayama breathing only recently. Literally, within days of my beginning to practice my newly learned breathing techniques, I found myself at a film screening (I’d been invited with only two days notice, and I just simply knew that I must attend) whereby I was given the most thrilling news that Sadhguru would be visiting locally–SOON!

Well, if you know me, you will most definitely understand when I say, I jumped at the opportunity to, not only reserve my seat to attend, but also to serve by offering to write this blog article FAST and help get the news out about his upcoming visit!

Again, here is the link to all of the information about this extraordinary event. See you there!

We Are All Connected.

Amen. Namaste. OM

From the official Press Release (shared with permission):

Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy helps one to master the most sophisticated machine on the planet — the human being. During his North American Fall Tour, world renowned yogi and visionary humanitarian, Sadhguru, will introduce the new book, which will be released September 20th. Sadhguru will be touring 17 cities during his North American Fall Tour with an event planned in Sarasota on September 25th at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

For the first time, Sadhguru will present Western readers with a path to achieving absolute well-being through the classical science of yoga in a practical, accessible book. The wisdom distilled in this transformative book offers readers time-tested tools for creating inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy.

Sadhguru presents a philosophical and practical introduction to the power and profundity of yoga – as he puts it, “not as acrobatics or metaphysics, but as an empirical science that makes you the master of your own destiny…(this book) is an invitation to each one of you to turn from an armchair reader into a dynamic participant on an ecstatic journey inward.”

A yogi lives life in this expansive state and in this transformative book Sadhguru shares the story of his own awakening, from a boy to a young daredevil, to the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in India, where time stood still, and he emerged radically changed.

“My aim in this book is to help make joy your constant companion. To make that happen, this book offers you not a sermon, but a science; not a teaching, but a technology; not a precept, but a path,” explains Sadhguru in the book’s forward.

Today, as the founder of Isha Foundation, a worldwide nonprofit organization, and classical yoga retreat centers in both the East and West, he lights the path for millions like you. Isha’s international retreat center based in the western world is the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences situated in Tennessee’s own spectacular Upper Cumberland just one hour northwest of Chattanooga, TN.

Just following the book release will be Isha’s popular, annual World Peace Day celebration September 24th, hosted at the Tennessee center. The World Peace Day celebration is an annual daylong event in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. World Peace Day is dedicated to cultivating peaceful possibilities within ourselves and our world through creative expression, celebration, yoga and meditation in the idyllic natural setting of the Foundation’s breathtaking Upper Cumberland retreat center.

Sadhguru is known around the world for large-scale humanitarian, educational, and environmental projects carried out by Isha Foundation, which he founded in 1992.   Supported by over three million volunteers worldwide, the objective of all the Foundation’s activities is to empower the individual to realize the ultimate potential within, and to promote a global climate of inclusiveness and harmony. Sadhguru has been an honored guest and speaker at distinguished forums and institutions including the United Nations, The World Economic Forum, Harvard, Wharton, Microsoft, TED, Google, and more.

Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teaching. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.” – Deepak Chopra

“I am inspired by Sadhguru’s capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge. His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self-transformation.” —Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author

Feeling so much better! Therapeutic massage with Tiffiny

I am honored and blessed to know Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT of Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc. I’ve had massages before, all wonderful, but Tiffiny has raised the bar for sure! In fact, she’s more than a massage therapist, she’s an”Ailment Alleviator.”

My experience with Tiffiny today (similar to my first visit) left me invigorated, breathing better, relaxed, ready to shop a bit, and then clean the house (when I got home later)!

I drank plenty of water afterwards too! It’s wise to drink plenty of water after receiving healthful bodywork in order to flush out any toxins and other unnecessary accumulations released from your muscles.

Tiffiny performs Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Trigger Point Therapy–finding points on my back that I didn’t even know were sore until she found them! As well, she does Esalen Relaxation Massage, Cupping, and Tui Na.

Tiffiny used the cupping on me in a different way than I’d ever had done before also. She actually used a silicone cup to massage my back and release contracted muscles, which improves blood and lymphatic circulation. I also learned from Tiffiny that the way she uses the cup during massage prevents the temporary red circles from forming that I’ve known cupping can often leave on the skin.

Tiffiny knew she had a knack and passion for the healing arts, and thus became a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in 2009. I asked how long she had been performing massage therapy, where she’d went to school, and how long it took. I have often considered going to massage school myself, but I am older than Tiffiny and my hands are not as strong as hers! Perhaps I should stick to typing! Haha!

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Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT

As well as all of the therapies previously mentioned, Tiffiny also practices Craniosacral therapy, which is a light pressure modality used to achieve deep, cellular level relief and may also help with depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Tiffiny works on Triathlon athletes using sports massage, pregnant women with pregnancy massage, and chair massage. With Craniosacral therapy, she can do mouthwork both inside and outside the mouth, which can be good for headaches, migraines, and TMJ dysfunction.

If you’ve had a massage, you know that you can feel how muscles seem to get “knots” or bumps in them. I actually had a couple of these in my back, on my shoulders, that I hadn’t realized, but Tiffiny’s focused therapeutic bodywork on these really helped to loosen them. She also worked on my neck quite a bit, which has had a kink or catch in it for several weeks. It’s totally released now and my singing rehearsal today went exceedingly well! I’m so stoked about realizing the wonderful benefits that massage can have on my breathing and vocal ability!

When I asked Tiffiny about massage later, she told me that she is an “Ailment Alleviator” and I believe her! And my belief is built from experience. Tiffiny’s client centered approach, and focus that’s specific to your body is outstanding! I think you’ll be amazed!

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If you have any body pain, do yourself a favor and book an appointment at Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc. with Tiffiny C. Rudkin, LMT. You’re going to thank me for referring you to her!

Jade Tree Wellness Center Inc.
3039 49th St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-207-4814 Cell
727-344-8690 Office

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

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Ever wanted to perform on stage?

Have you ever wanted to sing on stage? It’s possible! Very soon, I’ll be performing a song on stage with a LIVE BAND! And I’m so excited!!

It’s been a fantastic journey of self-exploration and mental, spiritual, and vocal growth while participating in an 8-week singing transformation program with Breakthrough Performance Workshop! And this is something you could do too, because Breakthrough offers 8-week programs on an on-going basis!

As many of my family and friends know, I’ve been singing most of my life, both during my youth and years in church–and I really love karaoke! And in recent years I’ve sang alongside my songwriter, guitarist/bassist husband at restaurants and home parties. But, I’ve never sang on stage with a live band and backup singers!

This transformational program is not just geared for people who have sang for years though, the classes are designed to open you up, and help you find your own authentic voice–even if you aren’t sure you can sing–Mick and Tess are there to coach you! You can do this!

This is abSOULutely a bucket list thing to do! And when concert time rolls around, it’ll be an outrageous show!! Keep reading for my upcoming concert date and how YOU can get tickets! 

There are many reasons I never thought I’d sing with a band on stage:

  1. I didn’t think I wanted to be in the limelight (While it seems empowering, it’s quite a vulnerable position to be in)
  2. I had experienced some different forms of rejection in the past (for singing)
  3. By nature, I’m introverted – more of a writer than a performer
  4. I didn’t feel I was physically or vocally fit enough to perform for an entire evening, so why even bother rehearsing with a band for gigs when I didn’t think I could do it

When I signed up to take part in the Breakthrough Performance Workshop, I wasn’t sure I could sing on stage (without my husband), but I really wanted to challenge myself! And there were subconscious reasons to sign up that I didn’t even realize, until I began the 8-week program!

The Breakthrough Performance Workshop website states that the program is,

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PEAK EXPERIENCE A FUN, EXCITING, EXTRAORDINARY WAY TO DO PERSONAL GROWTH RELEASE FEARS AND STEP INTO CONFIDENCE UNLEASH, RECHARGE AND EXPAND! A MUSICAL JOURNEY TO BREAKTHROUGH LIMITATIONS AND REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL.

Certainly, the Breakthrough Performance Workshop has been a huge amount of FUN, and profoundly empowering! I love Mick and Tess’s therapeutic style! I have found such gracious, loving, and supportive beings–and enjoying every moment! And we have such an amazing group of program participants this time; they’re all so open and willing to stretch, feel, change, and grow!

In January 2016, I made a commitment to myself to live this entire year for myself, in joy, and–in a variety of ways–fully express who I am, mind, body, and spirit. This is definitely a highlight! Myself, and the eight others who began this program have been, and are continuing to, breakthrough lifelong fears that limited us.

Won’t you come out and support us? We would love to pack the house FULL on April 16th, 2016!! You can get your tickets here online (buying online allows us to know how many of you will be showing up)! We’ll be singing songs as a group, and each of us will perform a solo–I promise our show is going to kick butt!!

I have learned so much through this program! I’m telling you that singing improves our attitude and health in countless ways–by opening to the energy that sustains all of life, and moving your breath and authentic voice through the body.

One night at group, a participant had a toothache, by the time she sang her song though, that tooth had quit hurting completely!

I will continue to sing boldly and powerfully every day for the rest of my life! Come play with us! And–if at all possible–come to our huge show April 16th, 2016 at First Unity church in St. Petersburg, Florida and watch each and every star I am so very proud to know!

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

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Just what is Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy?

For anyone who has ever felt emotional while listening to a piece of music, or experienced an over all better feeling in the body by singing, I think John and Maria’s Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy (provided at Awakening Wellness Center in St. Petersburg, Florida) will intrigue you!

I wanted to write about this wellness treatment before actually experiencing it, so I could document about what I think it is, and what I’ve read about it, and compare it to my actual experience. I want you to know that I’m right there with you in this moment of asking, “What IS Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy”?

Everything vibrates.

Well, if you think back to your middle, junior, or high school days (depending upon when and where you went to school) you may remember that everything in the universe vibrates. The chair you’re sitting on is made up of vibrating molecules, and so are you. You are in a constant state of “be-ing”. 

Our five senses are adept at translating those vibrations, or frequencies, into sights, sounds, scents, tastes, and textures. Sight-impaired persons are quite adept at translating vibration while listening to music in order to dance or play a musical instrument. We do not all interpret vibration in exactly the same way. And sensitive types can feel the most subtle of vibrational energies.

Do you know that sound can be therapeutic?

Sound is penetrating – able to reach into our body, into our cells, and allow our muscles to relax, our cells to release blocks (think of how emotions can get trapped in our body over time, contributing to stiff, tight muscles, and so forth). Massage therapists talk about trapped emotions in the body — and is why some people cry during a massage (as they release past emotional wounds and traumas)! Sound therapy can do the same thing — perhaps even more since sound can travel to and through the body where massage can only go so far.

Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy produces specific tones (or frequencies) that resonate deep into your body. The harmonics of the tones can help you experience a connection throughout your entire body. And when we feel “connected”, a sense of calm and relaxation can be achieved.

Sound therapy has been studied for its effectiveness and has been helpful in reducing stress, enhance one’s peace and calm, as well as, contributing to your well being. Sound has been researched and believed to aid our body’s own healing process and can be a wonderful complementary modality for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to help manage one’s side effects (including pain relief).

Person’s with fibromyalgia may feel relief, others who are sad or upset may feel lighter or more tranquil, and those with chronic fatigue syndrome (who have taken the herbal supplement rhodiola and not found improvement) may also note feeling more energy after a session. Some people say their mind is clearer, or that they can remember things easier after a sound therapy session. Others say they can rest easier. Often the effects of a therapy session last for several days.

Is this backed by hard science?

To a degree. Brain waves have been measured by scientists for many years. And scientists say that while we’re awake our normal brain frequency is in something called, Beta. Certain sound tools, or modalities can train the brain to shift into deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies. These are the frequencies one experiences after deep contemplative, mindful, or other types of meditative practices. 

Science can measure brain waves and make a correlation between sound therapy and the body’s healing response. Thus, sound is a type of energy medicine and can help the body heal from pain, stress, and more.

The bones and organs in the body all possess a different resonant frequency that can be scientifically measured.

We know from physics that sound can impact your autonomic nervous system.

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., B.F.A. has stated that “human hearing is between 20 and 20,000 hertz. Anything below 20 hertz is not sound anymore. But, there are brain waves, such as alpha, beta, delta, gamma, theta, and so on.” It’s probably why there’s a saying, “ring my bell” that’s slang for pleasing someone.

Dr. Thompson, using medical monitoring devices, believes he has found a way to use sound frequency to “pick the lock of a neuroprogram” and open the healing program to the (delta) physical, (alpha) mental, (theta) emotional, (epsilon, or gamma, or hyper-gamma) spiritual, and such and remove any stress response (in the brain) and allow the body to heal.

Note: There are many different kinds of science. To learn about the history of reductionist science that conventional, allopathic, Western medicine relies upon to come up with their conclusions, you can check out Dr. Alison J. Kay’s book, What If There’s Nothing Wrong. 

Dr. Kay explores the history of the reductionist scientific method, and compares it with the Asian modalities (in particular, those that involve the subtle energies) that have been used for millennia to help people heal and live healthy.

Can the body ever be in a non-harmonious state?

Yes, and in holistic medicine when some part of the mind, body, or spirit is out of sync, out of tune, or otherwise vibrating non-harmoniously, from what would otherwise be normal for that unique body, it is labeled to have a certain “dis-ease”. When all cells of your body are healthy and your immune system is functioning at its peak, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with your entire being.

How is Sound Therapy used in traditional Western medicine?

Ultrasound has been used for decades as a diagnostic tool and works by bouncing sound waves off of body parts to create images.

Urologists use vibrational energy to break up stones in the urinary tract.

Lasers, otherwise known as amplified light energy, are often used in fat reduction, and other surgical procedures.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are used by radiologists. They are diagnostic tools that shift the electrons in cells. They detect radio frequency signals emitted by excited hydrogen atoms.

Try a Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy session today!

The Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy is a non-invasive therapy treatment. You can come in to Awakening Wellness for a session and then go on about your day without having to change clothes, shower, etc. like you might do after a workout or massage and so on.

Come in and meet Maria or John at Awakening Wellness for Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy soon! They are the only certified Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy practitioners in the area, trained by a Tibetan Master.

Tibetans have used this bowl sound therapy for thousands of years to allow the body’s own healing system to promote a supreme level of body relaxation. Rejuvenate your mind and body with a session today!

Remember, Saturdays are our Community Clinic days – call to schedule!

Sound therapy is also recognized as a healing modality by the following persons:

Diáne Mandle is a Tibetan Bowl practitioner Certified through the state of California, a Polarity Practitioner and member of Sound Healers Association and Healing Music Organization. She is a Sounds True recording artist, author, practitioner and educator featured in the film- Tao:Living in Balance, due for release in 2016. She is an Internationally recognized authority on Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing, having presented on this topic on NPR television and radio. She has written 20 books on Sound healing (click on her name to go to her Amazon book page.)

Arden Wilken is an American musician, composer and sound therapist. She co-founded INNER SOUND (1978), a sound therapy system she developed of therapeutic music for the expression / integration of emotions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of WA. Her program offers to help the individual achieve his/her healing by unblocking connective tissue through sound and music.

To read more about the science of sound therapy, click here.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, hope raiser, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

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