Physiotherapy, Energy Medicine, Physical Therapists, Health care, Manual therapy
This past weekend I had taken my daughter along with my two nieces out for lunch. They were all having a great time drawing, laughing and saying plenty of ahhs and oohs to the fish tank in the restaurant that we were at. I surely had my hands full with a 4 year old, a 5 year old and a 6 year old. As I sat there it came to mind the difference in parenting style between my brother and I. It reminded me of growing up in a culture where discipline came forth in the form of yelling and hitting when you misbehaved. This is the norm in my native country and is what’s done and accepted by all. I reflected back to my behavior growing up. I had a lot to say, and when things didn’t quite work the way I wanted I yelled, dropped a few curse words and ran away for cover knowing that a flip flop or a butt slap was on its way. I reacted to what I heard and was given. As a result I became a little defiant at times. I was not abused by any means. As my mom used to say, I just got a little flip flop discipline at times. I don’t know when I made the decision to do it differently. But somewhere along the line, I decided that if I had kids, I would not hit my children; that there was a better way to discipline them. Perhaps, subconsciously going through healing school taught me to be more present as a parent, and to make better decisions when it came to disciplining my child. But I’m glad I did, and I’ve been able to see a difference with my daughter because of it. My daughter is also very sensitive and kind hearted in nature. She cries if you raise your voice too much at her, imagine her reaction if she ever got hit. Sometimes the way I was raised and my culture takes the best of me and I yell. Shortly after I’ve realized that I have hurt her feelings in the process. So I have learned to find patience, ground down when she is not cooperating and speak to her differently with an open heart. And on those occasions where my yell has caused her to cry, I have gotten her in my arms, apologize for hurting her feelings, and explain in a different way what I needed her to do. I find that this behavior works well for us. I have found that the threat of a time-out works wonders, and seldom have I actually needed to implement it. For the most part she is really good at following instructions and expressing her needs and feelings. She is also well behaved and is able to be in any type of setting without being disruptive or disrespectful. She knows that I see her and listen to her, thus she is getting her needs met. She is very sociable and outgoing and knows that she doesn’t have to create a scene or cry to get attention. Children can teach us so many things; patience, love, & understanding are a few of those. We must not let our past experiences get in the way of being fully present for our children and we must give them the attention and understanding that they need. Just remember how it felt for you when you were a child and did not feel understood, supported, seen or listened by your parents. If you were also hit in the process what did that do for you at that time? Everyone has their own style of parenting, but I invite you from time to time to take the time to revisit life through your children’s eyes.
A few weeks ago, I woke up with the idea of doing a service project. There are two projects that I have been brainstorming and which I want to develop. The first, is for patients who struggle with drug addiction and the other is to find a way to help patients who are battling cancer. Determined, I reached out to my former classmates and other students from my healing school, and asked if anyone felt inspired to work with me on this venture. The majority of those who I asked were on board. We have had a few zoom meetings regarding treatment approaches and protocol. We want to make sure that we are following a safe treatment approach. Our goal is to solely help and do no harm. There have been previous concerns about how energy work affects cancer cells. Some believe that it helped immensely, other were afraid that the energy work would make the cancer spread. A double edged sword, worth exploring and investigating fully before embarking on this journey. We have not only researched different avenues, but have also met with former classmates. One of them having multiple years of experience working with this particular demographic. He alone has treated more than 700 cancer patients. We have also met with another graduate with over 20 years of experience and a great success rate treating and helping cancer patients prolong their lives. Last but not least we are working alongside another classmate that has set up a successful cancer treatment facility in South Africa. I have scheduled a meeting with the chairman of the cancer unit at a main hospital near my office. I also have the privilege of knowing a prominent neurosurgeon that is involved in a prestigious university research project studying neural stem cell therapy. Thus we have gathered information from different points of view. Our healing group service project offers treatments for free to those who are interested. Each of us involved is donating 1-2 hours of pro-bono work to help those that are called to work with us in this project. We will offer long distance treatment and healing work for locals & non-locals. Process work is an intrinsic part of our treatment approach. It will help our patients deal with the root of their fear. As well as dissect the other issues that have affected them throughout their lives and might have contributed to the disease itself. Interestingly enough as one starts to explore, the universe gifts us tad bits of information and awareness along the way. Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a docuseries called ‘The Truth About Cancer’. It was released a while ago and at one point was topic of conversation amongst my classmates. I had not focused my attention on it because only when I was truly ready to absorb the information it had to offer did I realize the importance of this series. The series has nine episodes and I have seen six, so far. Much of the information already makes so much sense and I believe soon we can implement some of the material in our treatment approach. I’m excited to see how we can help improve our patient quality of life. For example, we have all heard countless times the important role nutrition plays when improving the health for this particular population. It has been discovered that many of the artificial sweeteners such as, aspartame and sucralose, contained in diet sodas are in fact cancer producers. Those same chemicals found in diet sodas will also cause weight gain. Therefore, if you want to lose weight and decrease your chances of consuming cancer-generating products, avoid diet sodas all together. Sugar, which we all love, is another deal breaker due to the non-natural way sugar is mass-produced. In early days sugar was obtained directly from sugarcane, thus it allowed the body to digest and process accordingly. However today the modifications of natural products such as sugar result non-natural sweeteners that do more harm than good. An important recommendation for cancer patients is to avoid sugar, especially after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. If you feel drained and need a pick me up opt for nature’s natural sugar. Apples and pears are perfect examples of a great sugar replacement. Many of us don’t know that soy is also harmful. A new study indicates that soy can also lead to cancer. Increasing consumption of fruits, green, red, and sprout vegetables like broccoli are great substitutions. The more color on your plate the better. Juicing and detoxing is also recommended. If you have further questions about specific food intake, consult a dietitian for better understanding and guidance on this subject. There are other treatment procedures that I will be implementing in my treatment protocol based on the guidance and research that I have acquired. For example, in the docuseries I mentioned before as well as in the now published Northwestern Med stem cell research, they speak of the importance that stem cells have when fighting cancer. As an energy healer we can establish a connection with the stem cells and guide them towards the fighting of cancerous cells. Another important fact they mention is when the immune system suffers, one is more prone to developing not only infections but cancer as well. Working directly with the immune system to strengthen it and deliver the specific antigen that the immune system needs will be imperative. CranioSacral work with the immune response can be beneficial in many cases. In the docuseries, they mention the use of sound healing with a specific healing frequency that targets cancer cells. In our office, we have a device called Music of the Plants. It is believed that this device can transmit the precise healing frequency for care. My intention when I first bought ‘Music of the plants’ was to use it for group healings with cancer patients. Now I plan to use it during group sessions as well as individual sessions. For those therapists that do not own this device they can substitute it with the use of sound bowls, and other sound devices to achieve the desired healing frequency. Do you know that fear and stress can also lead to cancer? During our therapy sessions we will target these two elements as well. Stress can be released with meditation, Yoga, Pilates, journaling, and activities that the patients enjoy. Fears can be targeted with personal and group process work. Identifying the root of the problem with family constellation work can also be beneficial. Including myofascial work and soft tissue mobilization can provide release of stress, fascia restriction and pain. This modality has proven to have positive outcomes with other conditions in the past. The use of aromatherapy and essential oils has helped a great number of patients. Several patients have experienced positive outcomes from the use of Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Clove. I believe this integrative treatment approach can be a useful protocol to follow with cancer patients. I am looking forward to incorporating it in my practice and sharing it with my fellow classmates as well as the healing community and seeing what type of result we develop. After all, knowledge, a great treatment protocol, positive thinking, an open heart, willingness to help and the perfect place to find comfort, can provide respite to those suffering from this terrible but not invincible disease.
Do you know that which sits in the past unresolved affects your life? Have you experienced a very painful or traumatic event in your life? Have you dealt with the distress of this experience or have you instead pushed this event down into your subconscious to repress the intensity of it? Oftentimes, those that have gone through great trauma or pain may believe that if they push that experience deep within, it will be forgotten, however, this strategy seldom works. When you try to resist something painful, you often extend the very pain you’re trying to avoid. Doing so is a prescription for continued suffering. You are likely to keep repeating your subconscious patterns until you bring them into the light of awareness. Whatever is too difficult to process does not fade away on its own but rather, is stored in your subconscious. It will show up in words, gestures and behaviors. Even if you can’t speak about it because of the intensity of the trauma, nothing is lost; the pieces have just been re-routed. It is human nature when the pain is too great to try to avoid it. Yet when you block the feeling you are unknowingly stunting the necessary healing process; thus you are preventing your body from achieving a natural release. In order to process trauma is often helpful to have a direct experience of the feelings and sensations that have been submerged in the body. An intellectual understanding by itself is rarely enough for a lasting shift to occur. Do you know that there are aches and pains that you may be suffering from which are directly related to past traumatic events and experiences? You may believe that you have process those experiences, but your body may be telling a completely different story. Often, the awareness of the experience needs to be accompanied by a deeply felt visceral experience. Having this type of experience allows the body to fully process it and is able to let go of the emotional hold that has been present for so long in the fascia, organ and tissues. Does this feel familiar to you? Is there a particular event or painful experience that you have not fully viscerally released? Do you want to finally let go of the pain that is affecting your life? Is there a subconscious feeling that is dragging you down? Do you want to finally cut ties with the past and move to a better and brighter tomorrow? Then join us on a powerful transformational and life changing retreat this October. Embark on a journey that will help you let go, relax, renew and rebuild yourself! We will work together to deal with those experiences that are consciously and/or subconsciously impacting your life; so that you can finally move forward letting go of the pain and obstacles that have stood in your way. Click here to register: www.minsuhealingreatreats.com
Yesterday I was having a discussion with a friend who revealed that her daughter was having a baby. She mentioned that it seemed that her daughter was following not only her own footsteps, but her grandmother’s as well. She wished that her daughter would have waited a few years before embarking on the path to motherhood. In retrospect she preferred that she had waited as well. She had struggle throughout her life as a result of being a young mother, and she had wanted a better future for her kids. But it seemed that life was repeating itself. I wonder why this happens, she quietly said. I looked at her and waited until she was done reflecting. Then she looked up as if waiting for an answer. It was then that I said one reason this happens is due to your family lineage. She looked surprised and I proceeded. Well, it has been scientifically proven that we inherit past generational patterns from our ancestors. Thus it’s common to behave or go through the same type of experience a family member/s has gone through. One reason this happens is that subconsciously we are trying to resolve issues that were never resolved during their lifetime. As a result we inherit past traumas or life changing experiences that can affect us in our own life and even can be passed down to future generations. Embarking on a path of self-discovery through family constellation work can provide a wonderful tool to realize why you might keep repeating the same type of patterns in your life. You may discover that some of the same problems you keep struggling with might have its origin in the past. Family constellation workshops can provide you with the tool not only for self-healing but for future generational healing as well. If you are interested in finding out more, join us for a free zoom webinar Jun 22, 2017 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Living Your Best Life; Breaking Free through the Barrier of Family Constellation Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6cefb4408bf4c7917c24e00bf0acd2b8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to partake on a wonderful experience that involved among other things, the magic and wonder of nature. Along with a group of local healers and other business people we submerged on an inspiring journey of discovery of a wonderful community in Italy called Damanhur. One of Damanhur’s objectives is to help our planet. They have so many fascinating projects and abilities, that one can spend days just discussing the basics. However, among their many projects I was truly impacted by one in particular, the music of the plants. I was blown away when I found out that plants can actually sing! What?! Yes, they do! However, they have to be willing to sing and collaborate with you. I discover that some outdoor trees for example, are so guarded of humans because of their negative experience with them, that they are not willing to sing for them. It can take some time to build trust and establish meaningful contact with these trees before they agree to sing for you. When I encountered this plant musician, a yucca tree in my case, I was able to step back and connect with nature in a way I’ve never done before. The realization that plants and trees can actually interact through music is truly magical and triggers a new level of awareness and awe of how nature works. I discovered that plants can ‘scan’ the human field and play what is appropriate for that individual. If you come with a certain complaint or ailment the plant is introduced to you and you are able to connect on a deeper level. Once the connection is made, then you can sit back or lie down and let the plant play the appropriate musical tone for the healing response you need to take place. Before you know it, there’s a beautiful sense of relaxation that takes place and all worries begins to banish. The plant is connected to you, and playing exactly what your body needs at that time. For the duration of the treatment all that you are aware is the beautiful music that’s been playing and a new sense of awareness that’s taking place within your psyche. The playing can occur with any plant that’s willing to cooperate with you or with your therapist/plant communicator. It’s truly wonderful to see that all plants have this ability and universal healing propensity. It has been shown through science that “being around plants and trees, both indoors and outdoors, significantly improves our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Doctors and holistic health practitioners alike are actively researching the effects of the Music of the Plants in numerous settings—including home, hospitals and the workplace—to better understand how plant music shortens recovery time and aids in overall healing. Contact with plant intelligence provides deeper insight into ourselves and the world around us. Studies show that plants in homes and workplaces help reduce stress, increase productivity, enhance employee attitudes; lower operating costs and improves air quality. A personal connection to nature inspires us to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting because it is an integral part of who and what we are. Music of the Plants is essentially an instrument that gives sound to plant perception, allowing you to have your own interactive experiences with nature.” (1) I was so moved by this experience that I wanted to bring this healing modality to my patients at my office. Thus starting this week, Minsu Healing Oasis will have this modality available for all those patients that would like to experience the healing wonders of music of the plants. (1) http://www.musicoftheplants.com
Do you know that April is CranioSacral Therapy month? As a craniosacral therapist I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring awareness about this fantastic modality which has helped thousands across the globe. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy that releases tensions as well as restrictions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve overall health. In honor of what this treatment has done for so many, I want to mention another wonderful use for CranioSacral Therapy, the treatment of the immune system. An advantage of being treated by a craniosacral therapist is that there are a number of techniques available to the therapist which can be applied at any time depending on the presenting complaint or issue that is taking place within the patient. One particular techniques is the application of CranioSacral therapy to assist the immune system. Anyone that it is having immunological issues or complaints can be aided with this treatment approach. The technique is called CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response. This is a more advanced and specific immunological methods that can assist the patient deal with any number of issues that can be affecting the immune system and neighboring structures. The immune system can be affected by a number of physiological and psychological factors. Thus tapping into the immune system with the assistance of craniosacral therapy will provide a non-invasive but effective way of counteracting those issues. The body might be responding negatively and detrimentally to a particular intrusion or any other number of issues. Thus immune CranioSacral therapy can provide a positive and healing resolution to the overall system and overall well-being of the patient. What normally happens during this type of session? The craniosacral therapist will work in conjunction with their intuitive sense to facilitate the health and well-being of the patient on a cellular level. This method is applied in the same gentle way as traditional craniosacral therapy; however, the therapist will be in direct contact with the immune system targeting the specific organs or systems involved. With gentle communication with the internal structure, the therapist will tap in and tune in into the tissues; organs; cells or molecules providing the assistance needed at that specific time. The effectiveness of this type of treatment from a practitioner’s point of view it’s that there’s a combination of trust with the blending of the patient’s consciousness and cellular awareness. It has been found that when touch is intentioned, the craniosacral system is accessed and the consciousness energy field of the patient and therapist are blended; as a result almost any kind of healing can take place. Thus as a treating therapist I will be facilitating the healing response to happen rather than making therapeutic decision on my own accord. The patient’s immunological system knows what it needs, and if there’s trust on her/his part the appropriate healing response can then take place. If you would like to receive more information about CranioSacral Therapy or to schedule an appointment do not hesitate to contact us.
For people living with chronic pain, the thought of taking painkillers every day for the rest of their lives is unappealing at best; at worst they fear becoming addicted. For chronic pain sufferers who would like alternatives to relieving chronic pain, these are some natural home remedies that have proven to be effective. Consume Willow Bark If inflammation is the cause of your chronic pain, you should consider using willow bark. Willow bark reduces inflammation, this is due to a chemical it contains which is similar to the main ingredient in aspirin. Many Whole Foods stores sell dried willow bark which you can brew as a tea. An alternative option is to purchase willow bark capsules or liquid supplements. People who suffer from chronic pain associated with headaches, low back pain, and osteoarthritis commonly use willow bark to relieve their pain. However, it is important to note that willow bark may upset your stomach, affect your kidney function, or prolong bleeding over time like aspirin does. Children and people who are sensitive to aspirin or who are taking other anti-inflammatory medications or anticoagulant treatments should not take willow bark. Soak in a Tub If you have nerve pain in your feet, soaking them in warm water can help. Similarly, soaking your entire body in a warm bath is a proven way to treat nerve pain, aching joints, and painful muscles because the warm water increases blood flow and eases stress. A soak in a warm tub reduces pain, loosens joints, and has lasting effects long after you dry off. Other benefits of sitting in a warm tub include taking pressure off the joints, providing 360-degree support for sore extremities, and reducing swelling and inflammation. Most people see maximum results after approximately 20 minutes in a warm tub. It’s key to get the water temperature just right: too hot can stress your heart, and too cool will not provide pain relief. Ideal temperatures are between 92 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While soaking, do some gentle stretching. If you back hurt, place a tennis ball between the small of your back and the back or bottom of the tub and roll against it to ease knotted muscles. After you get out of the tub, do some stretching because your muscles will be warm and loose from the soak. Some chronic pain sufferers optimize the benefits of a warm bath by adding salts or essential oils to the water. Epsom salts help support bone and heart health because they contain magnesium. It is not recommended to use Epsom salts every day, but occasional use will benefit your health. As for essential oils, adding them to your bath can increase your level of relaxation, decrease your level of stress, and reduce your pain. A mixture of lavender oil, peppermint oil, citrus oil, clove oil, and jojoba oil can increase blood circulation, numb the pain temporarily, and rejuvenate you. Eat Immune-Boosting Foods that Reduce Inflammation Some foods are known for their immune-boosting powers. A healthy immune system combats inflammation and minimizes pain, thus eating these types of foods could be a great natural way to reduce chronic pain. For example, eating anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, and Boswellia helps regulate the immune system and reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. Along those same lines, eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce inflammation to combat pain. Consider adding nuts and seeds to your breakfast or fish to your dinner. Some of the top omega-3 foods include mackerel, salmon, walnuts, chia seeds, herring, flaxseeds, tuna, white fish, sardines, hemp seeds, anchovies, and egg yolks. Drink More Water The health benefits of water are well documented. Make water your go-to beverage. Remember to drink tea, coffee, and juice in moderation. To reap all of the benefits of drinking water, filter your tap water and keep it cold if you prefer or at room temperature ready for you to drink. Drinking water can also help you lose weight. Shedding pounds relieves pain because it eases the stress and strain on your joints and back. Water also aids in digestion, which keeps your immune system operating well enough to reduce inflammation. Furthermore, water combats dehydration, which negatively impacts your mood and leads to headaches and kidney issues. Another benefit is that it helps reduce chronic pain since it lubricates the cartilage around the joints and protects the spinal cord and tissues. Managing your chronic pain with the help of home remedies can help you stay in control of your pain and also help you avoid becoming addicted to prescription painkillers. To reduce your pain, try consuming willow bark, soaking in a warm tub, eating foods that reduce inflammation, and drinking more water. Article courtesy of: Jackie Waters Image via Pixabay by Couleur
The idealized self image of ourselves, will cause us to go through life thinking or feeling like we need to act or behave a certain way just to fit in, to please others or to feel happy with ourselves. In turn it propels us forward into an abyss of never achieving that which we yearn for, our true essence, our true self. Instead we become bombarded by what ifs, never really feeling completely satisfied no matter how hard we try or how many accomplishments we have. Somehow, it always seems that there’s something that eludes us, as continue to strive towards it; not really sure what it is that we are striving for. Life in turn becomes a yearning for something; for more; for completion; for self-realization; for love. However, that something that eludes us, is still laying there, just out of reach. Laying there by years of having forgotten who we really are. Just laying there with the wounded child who at one point, long ago, felt that he was not good enough and his needs were never really met.
This past weekend I had the opportunity of attending a very profound workshop. It was a workshop on family constellation. During my early years in healing school I had heard about family constellation and how it can impact our lives profoundly. However, I had never done the work until this past weekend. Family “baggage” can affect us deeply and in such a way that we might not even be aware of it. We act, behave and take upon ourselves issues that were passed down from generations. Subconsciously and through generation epigenetics we carry this “baggage”. It is now known that these traumatic memories are transmitted through chemical changes in our DNA. We can also pass them on to future generations if we don’t do take the time and do the work to resolve these issues. What is family constellation work? As I mentioned above this is a special type of personal work that affects not only yourself but past and future generations, thus by doing family constellation work on yourself, you can begin to break inherited family patterns and heal the past. According to Mark Wolynn the author of the book It Didn’t Start With You and the conductor of the seminar, the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents can live in our unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts and physical symptoms—what scientists are now calling “secondary PTSD.” Simply put, many of us relive the tragedies from previous generations and rarely make the link. Family constellation gives you the chance to heal yourself and your family gene pool in the process. I had the opportunity to not only see but experience this profound work. I had two long days of intense but beautifully deep transformation. At the end of the seminar, I went away thinking and experiencing myself differently. Since the age of four, I have been suffering from two chronic conditions, severe headaches and a cough that would go away and then come back at any time. These two issues had plagued me for so long, that I thought I will have to settle for living with them for the rest of my life. I didn’t know why I was suffering from these, there’s no one in my family that suffered the same ailments. I thought I had to settle with feeling the inconvenience and pain any time they would pop up in my life. What a wonderful surprise it was to find out that the root of my issues did not originate with me. Through the constellation work I did this weekend, I discovered that these issues which started when I was four years old, went back to my grandmother and my mother. You see, both my grandmother and my mother had experienced the same exact experience in their lives around the same time frame of their lives. The issue was betrayal by the men they loved. Those feeling of sadness and despair had accumulated in my lungs which is the part of our system that holds these types of emotions, unknowingly to all of us. The headache was the pressure, frustration and stress they had felt during this time. I was around 3 or 4 when my father began to cheat on my mother. Shortly after I began to experience these symptoms which have been with me ever since! Wow! That was a very deep and intense realization for me. What a relief to know that I did not have to carry these symptoms with me anymore! Once the root and causation is identified, the person can move forward in their lives and let those issues go. I felt a sigh of relief I felt at that point. Interesting enough a day before when I had arrived at home after the first day of the seminar my four year old little girl told me that she had a headache. A headache at 4 yrs. old! What are the chances of that!?! At that moment I looked at her in the eyes and told her, listen to me, you do not need to carry this headache with you, it does not belong to you, just like it didn’t belong to me. What do you say we let this headache go once and for all? She looked at me and said, ok mommy, and we did. My case was only one case of many that were resolved this past weekend. I can’t say enough about the profound effect this work has on everyone that attends this type of workshop and who is willing to work on themselves. If you have an issue, concern, disease, disorder, past trauma, etc., go to a family constellation workshop and experience the work for yourself. I was very glad that I was able to do so. I’m forever grateful to Mark Wolynn for bringing awareness and creating such a transformative work for everyone to experience.
Yesterday was quite the day. There was excitement and even some fear in the atmosphere. Everyone was ready for the election to take place. Some were just ready for it to be over with. A big number of people were just tired of how dirty this election turned out to be and just wanted it to be done. So many different things were said back and forth, and many friendships and relationships were ruined because of it. How many of you could not believe that one of your friends was backing up Hillary or Trump? The reality of the matter is that for a while, we were a nation divided. Today on the aftermath, we find a big chunk of people in disbelief while others celebrate. We are still divided or so it seems. Emotions have run high at many different times, and today we feel like we are walking around in a zombie like state. Regardless of whom you voted for or who you supported, today is a day of transition. Being a minority in more than one count, a woman and an immigrant, it is easy to guess who I was rooting for. I believe in this great nation of ours which has given us the opportunity to rise and grow beyond hate and discrimination. I believe that we should stand proud of how far we have come and how much we have conquered through adversity and chaos. I was sad to see a presidential hopeful that was inciting people to violence, and who had very little regard for minorities as a whole. What kind of country are we leaving behind for this generation and for future generations such as that of my beautiful four year old little girl? Are those the values and opinions that she will learn from? But here we are today in the aftermath of this cyclone or so it seems. As I tossed and turned last night, barely been able to sleep, I realized that I was feeling fear; a huge amount of fear to be exact. It was the fear of the unknown. There was a fear in the pit of my stomach of having the possibility of seen immigrant families torn apart by the wishes or impositions of our next president. It was the fear of seeing women being denied the rights to choose what they could or not do with their bodies or not be paid what they deserve at work. It was the fear of falling back a hundred years with hatred or lack of respect or to loose many of the great things which America has stood for. Needless to say I didn’t sleep much. Interesting enough, when I asked my four year old last night who she thought would win the election; her answer was Donald Trump. I looked at her and asked again in a different way, and once again she said Donald Trump! Somehow she knew and even though I did not want to believe that, I knew that she was right. I was sad because I wanted her to see that a woman had the opportunity to rise to power and to serve our country in a great way. I was sad because I wanted to see that women are respected and treated equally, that immigrants and others with disability are treated fairly. I was sad because in my opinion, the best candidate for the job was not going to have the chance to serve our country in the name of change or in the promise to “Make America Great Again”. In my humble opinion America is great! It’s a pretty fantastic country from where I stand. I have seen and experienced struggle throughout my life, and America has at least given me the chance to be here and to become a professional and to help others. Coming from a communist regime in where people are either killed or imprisoned from going against the government, this country gives you among other things the freedom to speak your mind and state your point of view without fear of retaliation or of losing your life. United States of America is a great country which opens its door to all immigrants around the world. We are a country made of many; a country that gives everyone a chance to start again and to make something of their lives if they chose to do so. America, a beautiful country, which has a constitution in place, positioned there by our forefathers to ensure that the horrible atrocities that take place in other nations around the globe do not take place here. America, the great, the land of the free! United States of America, my country, a place I’m honored to call my home. Thus today in the aftermath of this intense and insane election, I sit here and contemplate all the issues that kept me up at night and feeling scared. I realized that a lot of my fear came not only by the things I was hearing Donald Trump say, but the things he was feeling himself. As an energy healer, one is able to tap into the energy field of others. This often happens automatically, without trying. As an empathetic it just does. So perhaps could it be possible that we were all in some way or another feeling or reacting to his own fears; his own feelings of inadequacy and inferiority that he was projecting to others. Or perhaps was it the group fears and inadequacies that were coming up and affecting us all? Or was it a combination of both? One theory is that when a person makes fun of others, bashes others and finds faults continuously in the other, that person is taking away from the stuff he is feeling about himself and subconsciously projecting all of that into others. There might be so much going on inside of that person which he can’t handle. Thus it is just easy to project to others and as a result that person looks and feels superior. God knows what happened to Mr. Trump growing up and what type of care or environment he received at home. We are not here to judge, or to speculate because we will be wrong. But one thing to notice is that he has been on the reacting/rejection phase throughout this election. Perhaps is that his inner child is in need of love and attention and by behaving this way; it’s the best way to get it subconsciously. So now we have a situation in where we can choose to act like him and prove his projection to be true, or we can chose to act differently and come from a place of love, light and understanding. Yes, it’s not easy to do by any means, but perhaps by realizing this, we can choose differently and maybe help him heal his own wounds by working through our own projections, fears and wounds. By working together we can rise beyond the hatred, the fight and the projection. We can help heal each other and indeed heal our nation and perhaps our world. Let’s choose to continue to give our children love and to treat one another with dignity and respect. Our basic moral principles begin at home. Our love for our children and one another is going to help our country move forward in harmony. By tapping into our hearts and moving from a place of unity, love and understanding, then there’s the possibility that we leave the hatred and bigotry behind thus we can indeed “Make America Great Again”.