This is the friend I most often walk with. (Yes, I know that should read “with whom I most often walk”) My hair is a lot longer now. His is about the same. Today I noticed something about myself and the walking routine. When I’m with him I focus on where he’s headed, how hard he’s pulling, and if I’m about to be pulled over on my face. (It’s a good test of bone density, but I don’t like to take it too often.)
After our walk today I decided to go out again on my own to pick a handful of blackberries I had spotted the day before. I didn’t want him along, as berry vines have a way of having their way with anyone who ventures in. But before I even got to the patch, while climbing the hill (well not really a hill, just an incline at most) my focus was all on me. Oh my knee, oh my hip, oh my back.
Without my pal I was all about me. Woe.
Later a friend called and wanted a bit of healing energy sent her way. The call to action opened a inner door for me that said, “Yes! I can do that, I’m so glad you asked.” We laughed about how Looney Tunes the world seems right now. And it was good to laugh. The connection itself was healing for me, and lifted us both up.
We need these connections. Even long distance, even socially distanced we can offer a smile as we pass each other on the path, a word, a song, a little offering of ourselves to another. We’ve learned that even with a mask it’s possible to ‘read’ a smile in the eyes of that person coming along the way. And those eyes, how beautiful they are. My knee feels better.
The four-year-old in our lives came to visit last week. As adoring Grandmudders (her word) we take great delight in her insights, energy, and imagination. At the local playground, her swing and mine began to move forward and back together. That prompted us to teach her the word ‘synchrony’, which she dutifully repeated again and again while swinging, climbing, and later while eating pancakes. Synchrony happens.
Synchrony, coexistence, coincidence, concurrence, concurrency – the coming together of things, people, ideas, events, and swings. At such times we experience flow, the flow of that which unites us, that brings life, that fosters connection, and ignites the awareness of unity.
In a healing session, the ability to come into harmony with the client is something we experience on many levels. The room is ordered and decorated with that in mind, we attend to the conversation, the desire of the person who is with us, and to the hidden prompts that arise in the course of the work. All of this allows a resonant atmosphere to emerge and provides a foundation for positive results to happen.
Jenny, one of our esteemed students, shared this link with us recently of just how magical that coming together is in the physical world. May you enjoy this demo of the ebb and flow of synchrony in a pendulum wave. https://youtu.be/JsIgubUjTck
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 25 – 29, 2019 with an evening talk before those dates. For more information see our Events Page.
Do you feel it?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Join us on beautiful Cortes Island September 6-10, 2017 for
Cell-Level Healing: Wild Awakening for Health
Info and Registration Link: https://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/hawkes-folsom/
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Check out beautiful Hollyhock – WOW! >>>> https://youtu.be/KJ-sf-CDvtI
Study healing in person with Dr. Joyce Hawkes and Helen Folsom.
Hollyhock – Cortez Island, BC
Wild Awakening for Health: A Cell-Level Healing Retreat
More info at: Hollyhock.ca/Hawkes-Folsom
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
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.
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/
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
Ground Thyself – April 18
We will explore together ways to be emotionally, mentally, and physically grounded. You may be surprised at how beneficial it can be. See a few tantalizing moments from the film The Grounded and try out some techniques and gadgets (yes, gadgets) that modern day folks can use to access earth’s remarkable energy.
Please use the Contact page to let us know that you plan to attend, or if you cannot attend but would like us to include your name or that of a loved one in the blessings of the evening.
April 18, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM
4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 214
Seattle, WA 98103
Space is limited. Fee for this program: $20.00 at the door.