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Quick – Heal My Pancreas!

What does it take for the body to heal? Sometimes we find out that a particular organ or system in the body needs help. A disease has been diagnosed, or testing shows there is an imbalance happening, or perhaps a tumor has been found. What to do?

Certainly we consult with our team members: our doctors, nutritionists,  naturopaths, energy practitioners, and even our friends. What can I do the heal my pancreas? Can you help?

As energy practitioners we have observed that healing needs to go deep in order for good results to follow. For instance, the pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum. Also in the pancreas are the islets of Langerhans, which secrete the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood. So in each case it is important to determine which cellular action is being impaired.  Knowing that helps to determine the target for energy work.

Some knowledge of cell types, inner cellular structures, and function is useful in guiding the process. Our bodies and the cells that make up those bodies have vast capabilities and intelligence. Cells perform countless actions every second to keep us alive and kicking, and sometimes they need extra assistance. Paying attention to what the body is saying, and taking appropriate action is vital to living a healthy, happy life. Having a team approach in service of that goal is a good idea too.

We will be teaching in The Bahamas (someone has to do it) in March. If that draws you please join us. It will be a delight to meet you and your pancreas on Paradise Island.

More info on the Events page: Joyce and Helen in The Bahamas 

P.S. The venue is a Yoga Retreat Ashram, with delicious food, yoga classes, Meditation and Chanting, Nassau Bay on one side, and the aqua blue Caribbean on the other – Take a Look

The Power of Wow and Other Amazing Stuff

Rabbi Marc Gellman teaches kids about prayer by saying there are many prayers that are said every day, but there are only four types of prayer: thanks, gimme, oops, and wow. I have observed that my ‘Wow’ moments change my state instantly, my heart feels like a soft explosion is happening, and I am not the same. Words cannot even remotely express what I am experiencing within, my mind literally stops as wonder fills me. Some ‘wows’ are small, and some are big, all of them are unique and personal.
One day out walking in my neighborhood I was feeling lonely and isolated, disconnected from everyone and everything. I rounded a corner and saw a leaf suspended in mid air, as if arrested in its fall to earth. The ‘wow’ hit me right then. It took me a moment to see that the leaf seemingly isolated and alone was being held by one strand of spider web. It was connected above and below. My world expanded in that moment and I felt myself equally connected and held, my inner state expanded, and my feelings of aloneness and sadness dissolved into nothing.
Some ‘wow’ moments are big, some are little. Each day I do my best to look for any kind of wow. Recently a string of mind-blowing wows came to me as I read the book The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot. This book has been around for several years, but it was new to me. Now I have 2 copies and have recommended it to a score of clients and friends. For those of us who revel in new models of reality this is a landmark addition to the bookshelf. What is reality? Who are we? How connected are we? This book is a wake-up call to wow.
When I work with a client and a change in health happens or a trauma resolves and dissolves there is never a sense of ‘doing’ on my part, and I can never take credit for what happens. The wow kicks in and I am as happy as my client for what they are experiencing. The wonder in me expands as to what can be possible when we work together for health and wholeness.
Just today I was touched by an interview done by of one of our students, a person who is by far the best yoga teacher I have ever met. She speaks freely and openly about her life and work, about the wows, the joy, the wonder of even the most overlooked things, like the space between your toes. Yes, even that is worthy of wonder. I invite you to contemplate your own relationship to the WOW as you listen to Rachael Nickel: https://allpossibilitiesshow.com/ (Look for show number 044)
Here’s Rachael in a typical wow moment.

Now go out and find a copy of The Holographic Universe and expand your notion of what is and what could be. Go get your WOW on!

Does Your Twinkle Have a Shelf Life?

Near the solstice this year I attended a Light Party, an annual event hosted by friends in which each participant lights a candle, says their name, and utters a word or two of blessing for the new year ahead. Some words are requests for guidance, deep personal blessing, or prayers for the earth and her creatures. The group repeats the person’s name, and their words, followed by silence. Gradually the darkened room fills with light.

This light, both outer and inner, takes hold of our thoughts, uplifts our hearts, touches us tenderly, and ignites our desire to do the same for others.

At the end of the party one of our hosts began to hand out Hostess Twinkies® to her guests. All around I heard comments, “Oh, I couldn’t.”, “Hmm, no thank you. I am gluten intolerant.” and so on. But our host was not demanding we eat another thing, she began to tell us about remembering to ‘twinkle’, and that this particular product has a prodigious shelf-life. She was offering us an opportunity to remember our words of faith, love, and charity, to bring new light into the world. And to keep the light of our best selves glowing.

My package sits before me each day reminding me to shine, to sparkle, to keep going even when it seems too dark, too hard, too anything. Who knew that a Twinkie® could do such a thing?

Ahhh, The Bahamas

As lovely as this is, it is NOT the Bahamas.

And it is never too late when living through the cold, damp, wet of winter to plan a trip to a more tropical clime. Mmmm, let’s go to the beach.

This beach on Paradise Island, just off Nassau in The Bahamas is a great place to reinvent yourself. Even at sunset the beach sand is warm on your feet, a soft breeze touches your cheek so gently, and the waves sing you to sleep each night.

We love coming here each year to experience the stillness of the Sivananda Ashram setting, the delicious food, deep meditation, and yoga! Joyce and Helen will be teaching Cell-Level Healing right here March 23 – 27, 2018 with an evening talk on March 22. For more information see our Events Page.

Do you feel it? 

An Ounce of Ground . . .

An ounce of ground (that is bare feet on the ground) is worth a pound of Ibuprofen.  As you can see it was a foggy day, and cold.

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But because I know that having my bare feet on the earth is remarkably good for reducing inflammation in the body, this is what I did.

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Yes, my feet got cold. But wet sand, especially wet with salt water puts me in direct contact with the earth and that means negative ions. Negative in this case is a good thing. Negative ions are beneficial to the body. Even 20 minutes, even on a cold day is far more effective than taking pills. I feel better, my immune system is boosted, my joints are much less creaky. Try it and see.

Energy Psychology in Vancouver

The annual  Conference for Integrative and Energy Therapies is unique in all of Canada (and I would add, in all the world), bringing together cutting edge innovations and dynamic presenters to further our understanding of what works to create health and wholeness in the body and mind. This year’s theme is:
Beyond Talk Therapy: Tools for Transformation

Main conference dates are October 13 through  October 15, with Post Conference Workshops on Monday, October 16.
The location is stunning, take a look:
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver, BC

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Presenters this year include Dr. Christine Page (one of my all-time favorites), Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madronna, David Feinstein, Dawson Church, Brent Baum (another big fav of ours), and many more including Joyce Hawkes, PhD. and Helen Folsom (that’s me)  presenting “If Talking Worked We’d All Be Well, Part 1”.

For more information about presenters and the full conference schedule go to https://www.epccanada.ca/presenters/

Joyce and I will  present  “If Talking Worked . . . Part 2” as a 1 Day Post Conference Workshop on Oct 16th. Here’s a write-up on that:

Go deeper into the ability and possibility of healing the body, mind, and emotions with the help of Cell-Level energetic practices and tools, under the guidance of Joyce Hawkes, PhD and Helen Folsom, MA, CHT.

Beautiful Vancouver, BC – See you there.

 

Teaching Events

Study healing in person with Dr. Joyce Hawkes and Helen Folsom.

2017

Hollyhock – Cortez Island, BC
September 6-10
Wild Awakening for Health: A Cell-Level Healing Retreat
More info at: Hollyhock.ca/Hawkes-Folsom

Vancouver, BC
October 12 – 16
Canadian Energy Psychology Conference
Beyond Talk Therapy: Tools for Transformation
Joyce and Helen will be presenting during the conference and offering a 1 Day Cell-Level workshop on Monday Oct 16.
More info at: epccanada.ca

2018 – More info soon
March:  Sivananda Yoga Retreat in The Bahamas
April 29 – May:  1440 Multiversity in California

Learning from Near Death

Near Death Experiences Change Everything . . .

Biophysicist Joyce Hawkes, PhD. died in the midst of a highly successful career as a research scientist, and then she came back after a remarkable journey. She now combines her knowledge of the body’s amazing gifts and her unveiled gift for healing to assist others to new levels of health and wholeness. She and Helen Folsom, musician and therapist, guide you on a five-day personal journey that will bring you to new heights of spiritual insight and healing. What is your calling, and how can you expand your consciousness and life without the need to die first? Join us at 1440 Multiversity in the beautiful redwood forests of California to find out.
https://1440.org/program/cell-level-healing/

Other resources:
Books by Dr. Hawkes:
Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell
Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality

TEDx Talk: Biophysicist Discovers New Life After Death  See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyaBeHeRK6M

Interview Video: https://sharewisdom.tv/episode/aug-24-1pm-pdt-dr-joyce-hawkes/

Don’t Miss 1440

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There are 1440 minutes in every day. Now there is a place where you can focus on just how you want to spend that time to create your optimal life — 1440 Multiversity.

Joyce Hawkes and Helen Folsom are excited to be on the faculty for the Opening Season of 1440. Learn Cell-Level Healing with us at this beautiful new retreat center in California.

More information here: www.1440.org/program/cell-level-healing