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Cell Phones killing off the Bees?

Posted by Angela on April 17, 2007

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is the name that has been given to a mysterious occurance of bees disappearing.  Why is this important?  Consider for a moment how many of our crops are pollinated by bees. . . . In fact Albert Einstein once speculated that if the bees disappeared then humans would be wiped out within 4 years.

Researchers are now questioning the possibility that cell phone radiation waves may be the cause.  Apparently the cell waves interfer with the Bees navigation system and the theory is that they can’t find their way back home.  This certainly explains why many hives are found with only the queen and a few young workers – all the others have left and then couldn’t get back.   A full report on this possibility can be found with the UK Independent http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

We have to wonder if the cell waves are indeed responsible – what are they doing to other species – will bats be affected?  They contribute to our food cycle by keeping potentially damaging insects at bay.  And of course the question still remains the long term effect of the radiation waves on humans – speculation ranges, time will eventually tell.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by Angela on March 28, 2007

A ritual allows us to participate in the enactment of a myth. 

One prepares internally to move with the image and the transcendent comes through.

 – – Joseph Campbell (Thou art That)

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Quote of the Day – Authentic Self

Posted by Angela on March 22, 2007

The greatest accomplishment in life is to be who you are,

and that means to be who God intended you to be when he created you.

 – – Thomas Keating

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The Archetype of Mother

Posted by Angela on March 21, 2007

Mother is one of the most diverse of the archetypes in my opinion.  Just  think of some of the many different aspects – we have Mother Nature; Grandmother; Virgin Mother; Good Mom; Working Mother; Devouring Mother; Smothering Mother; Teen Mother; Loving Mother; our own mother; Fairy Godmother; Step Mother; Nurturing Mother; Mother Earth (Gaia) and so on. 

Mother is about creativity and the very act of creation.  It is also about nurturing, guiding, and supporting.  Often mother demonstrates tenancity, protectiveness, resourcefulness.   One of the great lessons of the mother archetype is the process of life and mothering.  It is important to create, nurture, empower and release.  Many a mother struggles profoundly with the process of release – thus we have the whole ’empty-nester’.  

Along the way mother may be called upon for willing sacrifice.  Many a mother who has gone through the process of willing sacrifice came through realizing the process broke their heart wide open and they were filled with unconditional love – truly a potential jewel and gift of the arcehtype of mother. 

Mother also is part of encompassing of the symbolic trinity of maiden – matron – crone.   This symbolism of the trinity is itself also symbolic of the seasons or transitions of life which is also sybolised with Mother Nature.  The cycle goes on . . .

Great Destruction as well as great creation are a potential of the shadow side of the mother.  We think of Mother Nature,  hurricanes (hericanes – which until recently were named based upon the symbolism of feminine destructive powers – don’t worry men / father have equivalent myth)  :8)  

So we have polar opposites: Creation / Destruction – and the duality contained within.  The mother archetype can be a catalyst in the lessons of duality, all encompassing, and wholenss.  I suspect this is why we have so very many archetypical faces for mother.  It is truly one of the archetypes that if we bring into clarity and consciousness can help us understand ourselves at a much deeper level.   

I have only touched upon the many and diverse aspects of the mother archetype.  I invite you to share your own experiences with this archetype.

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Quote of the Day – Forgiveness

Posted by Angela on March 18, 2007

 Forgiveness is Alchemical…

It turns the lead of your ego into the gold of Your Soul

– – Caroline Myss

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Entering the Castle – New Book by Caroline Myss

Posted by Angela on March 14, 2007

Caroline Myss’ new book and CD audio series are out this month.   One of the things that I really admire about Caroline’s work is that she never stops growing and learning herself.  For those that have studied Sacred Contracts in depth the Archetypes can take on a whole new level of meaning and understanding through the castle work.  Caroline brilliantly guides us through the Interior Castle which is based upon the work of Saint Teresa of Avila. 

This book and CD guides you through the different Mansions of the Interior Castle where you go deeper into yourself, Your Soul and grow closer to God.  In each of these mansions there are a variety of rooms – some described in the book or CD and some that you will discover for yourself.  In each of the rooms you communicate with Your Soul – and my experience is that often the archetypes,  especially those in my chart of origin,  are part of this communication.  Symbolic language is deeply ingrained in understanding Sacred Contracts, and for me is even more deeply a part of working in the Castle. 

This is not a one time read or listen exercise – it is the embarkation of a journey to sacred living.  It has the potential to facilitate completely changing your life – if you choose to continue the journey.  For me, I have a new found sense of Awe, a deeper appreciation of the Mystery of Life, and on occasion a sense of connection that is beyond words – sometimes this connection is a split second – sometimes a bit longer.  It never fails to bring tears to my eyes – the work is that powerful!

One of the things that Caroline recommends is having soul companions to embark upon this journey.   If you are in or near Boise you are invited to join a study group of soul companions to work together and support each other on the journey of the interior castle.  If you are interested in joining us, let me know at www.transitionalhealing.com/contact.htm

Blessings, Light and Grace to all

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Dreaming to Wellness

Posted by Angela on March 9, 2007

Scientists are learning more and more about our dream life and utilization of dream interpretation in achieving health and balance in our lives.  Dreams have many layers of interpretation – that is part of the wonder of symbolic language.  For example dreaming of a suitcase could literally mean travel, or it could be that you are preparing to embark upon a spiritual journey of personal growth; along with many other layers.

Dr. Jeremy Taylor works with the thesis that all dreams come in the service of health and wholeness. By exploring dreams we can often unearth early warning signs of potential or developing health issues.  What are your dreams telling you?  Exploring your dreams with others often mirrors back to you a deeper or different meaning to your dream.  You as the dreamer are the only one who will know if a suggested meaning is true – often you will have an ‘aha’ or deep sense of Yes, that’s it.  Most often the dream is reminding you of something that you already know on some level – the ‘aha’ is often recognition and brings light and attention to the topic.

I was led to explore dreamwork more deeply as I found clients wanting to discuss dreams during craniosacral or sacred massage sessions.  Perhaps the relaxed state allows someone to be willing to gently explore the possibilities, perhaps my training with symbolic language attracts them to want to discuss dream symbology – for whatever reason clients who choose to open up and discuss their dreams typically report back at the next session the incredibly difference dream exploration makes in their lives. 

So what have you been dreaming?

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Quote for the Day – Experience

Posted by Angela on March 2, 2007

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

                  – – Franklin P. Jones

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Healing through our Stories

Posted by Angela on February 28, 2007

Hello – I’m back from a month long sabbatical!  I started courses with Wisdom Unviersity and am so excited about the new material that I will have to share and discuss.  So, with that in mind I have some questions for self-observation and dicussion:  What are the stories you tell yourself about your body?  Do those stories support health, or dis-ease? 

What area of your body do you store stress?

Where do you typically feel joy first in your body?

What part of your body do you associate the feeling of anger with?

What is your favorite part of your body?

What areas of your own body might you have difficulty connecting with?

Where in your body do you feel most comfortable focusing your attention and intuitive listening?

All of these questions lead us to a more thorough story or myth of our own body.  Contemplating these questions can take us into memories and thoughts and help us get to know the physical aspect of ourselves better and deeper. 

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Hello and Welcome

Posted by Angela on January 13, 2007

Just a little note to get acquainted.  Our intention is to share information with you that pertains to areas of interest related to our current studies and practices.  These include our workshops on Intuitive Craniosacral Therapy, Facilitating Healing the Body through various modalities, student forums and discussions, Sacred Contracts and other work of Caroline Myss, Natural Medicine and much more as we go.

We hope you will join us with comments, questions, and information. 

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