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Our ancestral soul at Solstice time is designed to be a blessing, not a curse. So how to avoid the Holiday blues?? While we carry on the traditions of gaeity and solemnity during this season, our emotional centers are often wrought with negative reactions to life’s (and the season’s) challenges, and we can become even more sensitive at this time of year. We may not be part of a circle of loved ones. As a result, we might suffer resentment since our culture programs us to focus on drama and conflict—in films, TV and in our own lives, which requires dramatic tension, adversity, crisis, and lots of pathos.
So the effects of stress are equally traumatic for the body whether we expose our poor nerves to our own real life dramas or to fictional ones; to bad memories of our life time or to the echos of our ancestors’ plights. Over the years the ‘plaque’ of so many griefs, grievances, and resentments collects in the heart and solar plexus area of the body, the center of our emotional life. This build-up creates an armoring across the middle. The free circulation of blood and lymph that we experienced as a child is now cut off at a chest-high bottleneck and no longer flows freely up and down from head to toe. In Part III, I will share how to address to create champagne from this bottleneck.
Health for Sex; Sex for Health was the title of a lecture I gave at the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo two years ago. With a title like that, I had people sitting in the aisles to hear this subject! We’ve all learned that a healthy mind and body can improve all human activities, including sex. But studies show that sex in turn can improve one’s overall health. Since the right use of sexual energy is such a critical health factor, this has to be included among the many topics in my upcoming workshop next Sunday 11/2: Anti-Aging Lifestyle: How to Turn On All the Brains of the Body for Inner and Outer Rejuvenation.
Given the increasing stresses in our lives, many women and men at fifty are already burned-out and feeling non-sexual, non-orgasmic; feeling over the hill and throwing in the towel. Often, they are also sluggish, achey, depressed and a bit overweight.
On the other hand, many women in their fifties and sixties are reporting ever-increasing numbers of orgasms and sexual responsiveness in general. Why is that? Why a cumulative effect? Are they simply feeling more entitled to pleasure than their mothers did? Exercising more than their mothers? Less hampered by birth control than their younger selves? Refusing to pay attention to their numerical age? Listening to the wisdom that ever-unfolding age brings—that joy can be truly ever-expanding? That Growth actually DOES continue–if rightly attended to??
There are many reports on the overall benefits of sexual arousal for the human body. Vaginal stimulation has been found to counteract chronic back and leg pain, reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases even headaches. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer. Joseph J. Pinzone, MD sites a landmark study on how sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure. The list goes on…
I will share methods for propagating the feel-good hormones that have been suppressed in our systems for so long–feeling good as a prelude to sex or for its own sake. Every organ takes part in the sexual experience, and the polimorphous pleasure receptors in every cell can be further activated–with or without sex. The currents up the spine can get fully charged. When we increase our base-line of wellbeing then we can enhance our energies, including sexual energies. The feedback loop that these energies create has an exponential effect. Everything gets enhanced! And when we handle sexual energy intelligently and intentionally, we create more psychic and physiological force.
Lots to explore next Sunday. Come join us! At the Village Church, 343 Church Lane, between Montana & Sunset just west of the 405 Freeway. 1:30–4:30. Refreshments. $20. RSVP and Reserve your seat by clicking on this website calendar page.
Help me help Veterans on Valentines Day with CDs & Gift Baskets! Yes, I invite my readers to help me support Veterans with PTSD, as well as the families of dying and fallen Veterans, in Southern California. Valentine’s Day is the day of the Heart. And the heart IS the physical center of our emotional well-being. The term ”Soldiers Heart” was the Civil War term for shell shock or PTSD. SoldiersHeart.org addresses the spiritual wounds of Veterans and their families by developing a new and honorable warrior identity supported by community. So I would like to send them my VETERANS STRESS RELIEF CDs for Valentine’s Day. Can you help me do that?
Over the holidays I provided 75 gift baskets at my own expense to HonoringOurFallen.org. I also funded 200 Vets Stress Relief CDs and CDs designed for the general public for the widows and families. My fundraising outreach was sabotaged by my collision with a drunk driver so I covered the outlays alone. Here with Elizabeth England, we’d planned on 150 baskets. Now I’m continuing again for Valentine’s Day with CDs and gifts for three Vets group, including TheTwilightBrigade.org which helps Vets in their last days.
If you donate toward this Veterans Valentine’s Day Outreach right here at BrainBodyBliss.com you will be helping support dying Veterans, grieving families, and the young returning soldiers who are struggling with trauma, toxic accumulations, excessive medications, and difficult economic circumstances.
The PAYPAL button is below and on the BrainBodyBliss.com Veterans page. Another way to help this campaign is simply to purchase a Vet or non-Vet CD for yourself or to give to a friend. The proceeds will go directly toward this campaign. The Blind Veterans Association has ordered fifty CDs for their members.
EarthHarmonyFoundation.org is handling any large tax deductible donations for this cause. I am currently Director of Community Outreach for EarthHarmonyFoundation.org [EFH], founder and manager of the organization’s food bank program and the Veterans PTSD Project. EHF is a non-profit educational, environmental, and humanitarian organization dedicated to protecting the world’s marginalized, including Veterans, children, and the planet. A non-profit 501C3, it will accept donations towards our efforts for SoldiersHeart.org, TheTwilightBrigade.org, and HonoringOurFallen.org.
Soldier’s Heart, developed by Edward Tick, Ph.D., provides a unique and comprehensive model to address the emotional and spiritual wounds of veterans and their families. Edward Tick’s groundbreaking book, War and the Soul, explores ancient and cross-cultural warrior traditions that reveal the necessities for successful warrior return.
Honoring Our Fallen (http://honoringourfallen.org) was created specifically to aid families in the tragic moments of a fallen warrior’s return home and to continue support through outreach programs. There are 743 Californians who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, leaving behind devastated families. California is home to the largest number of military who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care organizations, operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America. I have studied with founder, Dannion Brinkley, who has 5,000 volunteers. His endorsement on my CD means a lot. We are intersupporting each other’s efforts.
VETERANS STRESS RELIEF CDs: Both versions of guided relaxation meditations encourage the release of endorphins and dopamine—our body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemicals—to spread them into receptor sites in EVERY CELL OF THE BODY. The easy self-help exercises and practical tools provide a self-healing empowerment for PTSD, depression, loss, and grief, or to rise from ‘Okay’ to higher states of wellbeing. STRESS RELIEF recordings are available for free listening on this website www.BrainBodyBliss.com. Thousands of young soldiers are suffering fatal heart attacks from too many meds for pain and mental suffering. We have to provide another answer.
Renowned singer/songwriter Graham Nash has contributed generously to my project of acupuncture and STRESS RELIEF CDs. It complements a Veteran’s ongoing therapies and helps restore well-being and good sleep. I have lectured twice at the Combat Stress Conference about the science behind them and my work has been well-received and found many new supporters for cellular meditation for PTSD.
Happy Valentine’s Day! May your heart shine…!
Veterans Acupuncture for Veterans with PTSD: How can we make acupuncture and meditation more available to our military Veterans? If they are returning with severe trauma and pain, we need to address this problem before it worsens.
As a pioneer acupuncturist in this country, I have aided many Veterans suffering from PTSD through my multi-pronged Veterans PTSD Project: a therapy program for releasing deep-seated anxiety and depression. It includes:
- Acupuncture treatment for physical and emotional pain.
- Deep-state endorphin release achieved through herbs and pharmaceuticals, specialized massage, breathing techniques, verbal programming, and other modalities.
- The powerful Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Stimulator that can regenerate cell tissue anywhere in the brain or body, FDA approved for depression.
- My Cellular Meditation VETERANS STRESS RELIEF audio CDs. Two STRESS RELIEF recorded segments are available for listening for free on this blog site www.BrainbodyBliss.com.
Acupuncture or massage point combinations can open up blocked neural centers, waking up the right bio-electrical frequencies. This can help “teach” traumatized cells how to “unlearn” states of fear and demoralization. It helps remove physical imbalances such as inflammation, toxicity, pain, brain chemistry imbalance, physical injuries and overall systems blockage. This treatment affects these issues by helping to break up intracellular energy trauma and revitalize subcellular metabolism. This impacts the mental and emotional systems as well.
Acupuncture and the Stress Release CDs both address the entire body’s natural, feel-good neuro-hormones to regenerate the proper brain-body connections. This restores a state of wellbeing and good sleep.
I have lectured twice at the Combat Stress Conference, explaining the science behind the CDs and treatment therapies. Many Veterans groups are requesting help. Singer/songwriter Graham Nash has generously contributed, but much more is needed to fill this critical need. Drug therapy alone does not always go deep enough and often wears off or causes side effects.
We are working toward the opening of a clinical program for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder located near the West L.A. V.A. This will help Vets transition to civilian life, helping to eliminate both painful memories and painful conditions.
Cellular Meditation is the full-body form of meditation—made easy. It is about getting endorphins, our own feel-good chemicals into ALL THE CELLS OF THE BODY—by freeing them up, and sensing them from inside. It is the ‘Feel Good’ form of meditation, easier to do than other meditation practices, while also achieving deeper results. A version of the double CDs is also available for the general public and the Veterans’ families.
Studies have shown that relaxing meditation techniques increase the feel-good neuro-transmitters that counter mood disorders, such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA; and beneficial hormones such as DHEA, HGH (human growth hormone), and melatonin for anti-aging and good sleep. Meditation also reduces harmful cortisol produced by stress.
Many Veterans and civilians have benefited from the treatments and these CDs. Our non-profit Earth Harmony Foundation.org receives tax deductible donations from those who want to help our returning soldiers by funding their distribution to many veterans organizations who have requested these CDs.