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About jm

Jane Moody offers advanced modalities of energy treatment, bodywork and counselling. A dynamic group of skills, gathered though extensive training (1800 hours of instruction in health therapies in addition to her BA.), can heal the roots of psychological suffering that prevent a satisfying life. The inspiration behind this work began in my early twenties after earning a B.A. from Vassar College in New York. I wanted to study both Medicine and Comparative Religion. I didn't do either but the interest stayed fresh. In the late 80's, I began my studies with a 16 weekend training leading to a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. A year later, I found a way to combine both earlier interests when I read Barbara Brennan's book, Hands of Light. I studied at her school for one year (1989/90) but decided against returning for family and personal reasons. That year, I had also completed a year's study in anatomy and physiology at Dalhousie University. By taking a taped course in "Awakening the Light Body", I was able to keep my knowledge growing. A few years later, I learned the bodywork of the Lightbody - "Flow Alignment and Connection". The next fall, it became possible to attend The School of Enlightened Healing in New York City (now in Asheville NC) and I graduated from there, 3 years later, with certification as a "Hands-on Healer" (1997). My practice began with Flow Alignment and gradually incorporated the new knowledge gained at this healing school in New York. Short weekend courses in Japanese Acupressure and Myofascial Release broadened my scope of bodywork techniques. In June of 2001, I graduated from A Society of Souls, Jason's Shulman's three year School for health professionals in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. This powerful work is now the center of a range of healing skills that I bring to my clients. I live in East Chester, Nova Scotia with offices there and in Halifax, as well as a long distance practice by telephone.

Feeling Worthy – How to Get There & Three Very Helpful Videos


What creates or destroys the sense of belonging?  Brené Brown sees this sense as our most fundamental need and value. (A tip: start the video at about minute 3:10 to skip to the heart of the message.) This powerful talk leads me into the heart of how I see clients turn from struggle  to thriving.

In my practice, wounds reveal the damage Brown speaks about. During the course of treatment, nurturing a sense of belonging is a basic step to healing self-worth.  Another key element Brown speaks about is the importance of being “authentic”. The two go hand in hand.

Being authentic, or “real”, without pretence,  offers the possibility of connection,  a place where worthiness can grow. It is trustworthy, believable, secure. Tender new growth needs these qualities. That connection then fosters a sense of belonging. Together, my clients and I anchor these roots and nurture them into  thriving and worthiness.

In the following two  videos by Tara Brach, you will find a strong sense of authenticity. You’ll pick up her realness. She gives helpful steps to finding your own sense of worthiness and ways to work with judgmental thoughts.

Most important for a therapist , these videos also reveal her kindness. To be a safe container for the vulnerability of shame and fear takes steady, reliable kindness. To hold this space for you, is both my pledge and my honour.

Adding my treatments to Tara Brach’s practises, you can turn around your inner struggles in about half the time and lessen your chances of falling back. It’s a good insurance policy.

If you have any questions or reactions to these videos, please write them in the comment section. I’d love to hear from you and will get back to you soon.

Oh – and please share this with friends – you never know who might be needing this right now. It was because a friend shared Tara Brach’s videos that I was able to share them with you. 🙂 



Treatments Reaching Across the World

long-distance-healing-sessionsStrange as it may sound, I can treat you effectively at a distance.  It’s called “non-local healing” and Larry Dossey, MD wrote a whole book on it.

This may seem weird…so let me assure you that others have benefited enough  to keep coming back  – one woman for seven years on a regular basis. I treat all her dogs as well. Another client’s neighbour saw such a difference in her that she booked herself a few treatments. She was happy with the results and we are still in touch. You may want to find out more about my form of healing first. This post will give you a good idea.

Some clients, who have experienced both “in person” and distance treatments, have been surprised to find treatment at a distance is like having me in the room with them. Some of them even prefer it.  They don’t have to leave the comfort of their home and they have the reassurance of feeling sensations during treatment, often knowing when I stop, feeling tingling or stretching or warmth. This doesn’t change with distance. Whether you are down the street or in Australia, the most common general feedback is “I feel lighter and better”.

Here are some concrete results:  shoulder pain that resolved after treatment; a cat that needed surgery for a cyst from a leaking salivary gland had the cyst disappear (the vet was astounded – had never seen anything like this happen before); a dog’s depression completely lift, confirmed by a friend who knew nothing of the treatment but who had seen the dog before and a day or so afterwards;  bowel polyps resolve (with no other treatment); painful joints and limbs relieved; thyroid conditions improve; panic disappear, replaced by a feeling of strength (that was just last week.) I could go on but you get the idea. I also work with cancer but that is trickier as everyone is doing a lot more than just my treatments.  Still, those clients are happy with their results.

No matter what distance.  Most of my distance treatments are across this country, from Yarmouth to Vancouver Island, but I’ve treated clients in California, Australia, the Arabian Gulf (several different countries) and Florida.

Here’s how a session works. You would either call me at the appointed time – or email me with details you feel need attention. If we have never met, you would have sent me a full body photo of yourself – top to toe, and your address. (Those details help us both know I am treating you, as opposed to your neighbour or some unknown person.) If the first part is by phone, we chat about what is going on for you, then we hang up; if this has already happened by email, then you simply lie down where you’ll be undisturbed for an hour and I go into my healing room, where I work on you as if I were there in person. Afterwards I write you a detailed email, telling you what I found and exactly what I did in the treatment. This is way more information than you usually get in an “in-person” treatment (mostly because people don’t ask). It replaces our meeting in the physical.

One example of a treatment email on a dog across the country today: “Poor little guy. Definitely was not the spunky dog I have known. He seemed to lap up the treatment – a LOT of soothing. Did my usual balancing all the way down. The stomach and gut seem fine now but the liver seems to have taken quite a hit. I picked up that you might give him Redmonds Clay to pull out toxins from the liver. I worked a long time on his knee which seemed to be causing him quite a bit of discomfort. Looked to me like bone on bone so I worked to restore the cartilage by laying the template for regrowth of the tissue over the bone and joint. Then created a kind of energetic bandage around the whole joint so the work could continue to heal it. I hope it brings him relief. Other than that, as you said, he just seemed exhausted by his ordeal and kind of flattened. I think the Tx will have given him a lot of soothing and hopefully a boost. When I left, he seemed to be sleeping very deeply.” 

The result of this treatment on dog “P”, reported from the owner several minutes ago:  “L___ is still sound asleep so can’t give you any feedback on her but P___ is certainly much brighter.”

I urge you to try it.  My rates are a little lower than for other bodywork treatments in Halifax, such as osteopathy and massage. You will experience a different kind of relief, with the added component of emotional care. If you are still reluctant to try it, please let me know in the comment section what makes you wary. I’d love to know and I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

For more information on distance healing go to my web site here.  You’ll find it packed with information on my work.  I look forward to meeting you someday, either in person or across the world. 

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light emits from healers’ hands and can be felt as heat.


Why It’s Smart to Find Out More about Energy Therapy

Are you looking for something that eases pain and dysfunction without being invasive or causing side effects?  Perhaps you are seeking treatment that brings deep relaxation, while making you feel revitalized and cheerful at the same time?  Energy therapy is a smart choice – and it works just as effectively at a distance.  “I feel great!” is a comment I hear often after a session.  People feel energized, with much reduced pain, clear-headed and happy. Here’s a quote from a recent distance session:  “I really, really really appreciate your work – it is like magic mixed with love 🙂 ”    mmt (March 27. 2015)

Is it safe?

Yes.  My twenty years experience and thorough training mean you are in good hands. Beyond my BA from Vassar College, I’ve been certified by two top healing schools. Your safety, and sense of feeling secure in treatment, are my first priorities. One remark I have heard often is “I feel safe with you.”

You would never trust someone to cut into your body who was unqualified. Use the same intelligence with energy work.  Details of my qualifications and training are here. In 20 years of treating people, my work has proven very safe.

Why is this a good choice for my health concerns?

No other modality addresses how you feel emotionally at the same time as your physical pain and the negative thoughts that go with that. Energy therapy takes care of the full range.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI have treated a great deal of depression, knee and neck pain and gut issues  – with very good outcomes. I have also successfully treated irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, back pain, eating disorders, arthritis, headaches and many other conditions. Establishing self confidence and a sense of self empowerment have long been part of my practice. Treatment of cancer also has had satisfying results.  Find out more on my web site.


 Who Tries This Form of Treatment?

Medical doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers, occupational therapists, craftspeople, theatre people, boatbuilders, professors, entrepreneurs, naturopaths, osteopaths and government employees are some that come to mind. People from many areas of life come to me for treatment.

What will I feel? 

Most people feel deep relaxation (to the point of sleep) and an easing of pain or dysfunction. Some people feel a tingling or warmth.  Treatment  is far less invasive than medical procedures or manipulations from physical therapies, yet it eases or completely disappears a multitude of ills.

You Don’t Have to be Sick to Benefit!

People come to me just for good maintenance – to feel relaxed, energized and renewed. Nothing says “self-care” like the feeling you get after a treatment. Your body will be very grateful.

What is involved in a treatment?

There are three parts to any session with me:

Diagnosis: The real need for healing is hidden in your history so the first step entails a thorough health history to determine the patterns the body holds. This shows me where the deepest point of healing is needed and what medical conditions to consider while treating.

Tools: These give you control of your own process and will help subsequent healings.  At this stage I may determine it would be better for you to do two weeks of easy practices at home before starting table work.  These take you into the process of your own healing. They are important because your engagement confirms to  your body/mind that you are serious about getting well.  Under your own control, they also clear your field of a great deal of trauma. This a very important consideration when working with damaging invasions.

Table work:  You are fully clothed, lying on your back. I place my hands lightly on neutral places, asking your permission. In cases of severe abuse, we wait until it feels safe enough to lie on the table and I am extremely careful and gentle.Jane in treatment Sometimes I may knead out muscle knots that impede energy from flowing –  usually in your back. I carefully control the amount of energy flowing from the universal field – just like changing water pressure – listening deeply to your body and giving it just what it needs and no more. Think of it as being washed with a light showering hose, carefully monitored so that you get just enough – not too little and not too much. Your body decides how much it needs; I can feel that and listen to its intelligence. On other levels, I connect very deeply to  tissues to heal such things  as muscle fibres, fascia, bone and organ linings (as in the colon or stomach.) In cancer treatments I use energy a little like radiation to take out the templates of tumors and clear the blood and lymph of the templates of cancer cells.

 How does the energy benefit me?

What you experience overall is relief of pain and far better function:  a frozen shoulder that has much greater mobility, a neck that moves freely and painlessly, a swollen and inflamed colon that normalizes, a mood that brightens and stays optimistic. These are some of the many results that happen all the time. See the therapy check list on my web site for a longer list of conditions I have treated.

Disease, like healthy tissue, has an organizing  field of energy. I balance and repair this field, which then affects lymphatic and blood flow and tissue health. Even before disease shows up in the body, it can be seen, shifted and dissipated in the field. Free of blockages, your body can find its way back to health. Side effects, if there are any, are minor and temporary. In the case of a tumour, removing its field of energy means the tumor no longer has a template, making it difficult for it to grow. Long before he became a famous TV personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz used healers in his cardiac surgery at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC, to stop and start blood flow; he felt this was beneficial to his patients.

 In the first few treatments, you may find you are a little tired afterwards or out of sorts for day or so, while old stagnation clears. This is commonly felt after acupuncture and massage as well. After that passes, people make remarks such as:  “that was amazing!”,  “I felt really good”, “I felt so relaxed yet clear and energized”. 

What exactly is this “energy field” you talk about?

The energy field is a group of frequencies that make up the physical body, the emotions, the mental state and spiritual life. It is the organizing principle or template critical to life and health, discovered in India thousands of years ago. Yogis have been working with the chakras, or energy valves that are part of this system, for much longer than western medicine.human_energy_field Your mental state, your emotions and tissues in the body have different frequency bands. Working with this “field”  or group of  vibrating bands,  is like working with radio waves that you cannot see – but you hear the results. What I work with is similar – most people don’t see or feel the energy bands or chakras, (though anyone can be taught), yet you experience eased emotions and physical ailments.

The chakras correspond with issues concerning the area of the body where they are located. The front of the throat chakra concerns verbal expression and thyroid issues for example. Chakras are complex mechanisms that hold our histories and our traumas, as well as being central to the health of the organs in the area.

If a person has self confidence issues for example, the solar plexus chakra is often too soft (like oatmeal) and can rotate in the wrong direction. To deal with this ( in a simplified explanation), the client needs to be grounded very securely first, so that she feels her connection with the earth, especially if she has had a traumatized childhood (root chakra issue). Grounding needs to be secure. After that, the energy from the strengthened root chakra can feed the solar plexus through the central energy channel which runs from the root to the crown of the head. My job is to make sure that channel is clear, along with rebalancing  and repairing the chakra. In a healthy person, the energy flows smoothly and continuously without blockages. Using visualization and reframing techniques with the client as I work energetically, together we encourage the solar plexus chakra to change it’s pattern of rotation. Greater self confidence follows and with a few treatments becomes permanent. Stomach, pancreatic or liver issues, if there are any, will often resolve at the same time, as long as serious illness has not developed.

If this sounds powerful, it is. That is why qualified healers take vows.

What conditions have not had good outcomes with this work?

 So long as people continue their course of treatment, good outcomes are likely. (This part is important as the work is incremental.) On the other hand,   I have not been successful with weight issues or nerve pain issues. 

How many treatments will it take?

That depends on your condition. Ailments that take years to develop cannot be shifted in one session but you will feel the effects of each session, and people often feel better in one or two treatments. This work is efficient, especially if you do the exercises along with the energy treatments.  I try to do a thorough job in as short a period as I can. My priority is that you feel better, not in keeping you dependent on my services.

If you are far away, I can treat you in the privacy of your home

It is just as effective as an “in person” session and some clients even prefer it. Read about distance or non-local healing  here.

Do your homework:

As in any aspect of life, unfortunately, frauds do exist – that is why you must be discerning. Look for qualified people and listen to others who have already seen the practitioner. Once you are in the office, listen to your intuition. Not every person will be the right person for you. If you get a good feeling with this practitioner, stay. On the other hand, don’t be afraid to leave if it doesn’t feel right to you; our intuition gives us very important guidance.

I’ve been in practice for many years without being supported byIMG_1482 - Version 3 government insurance and partially covered by private insurance companies only for a period of about eight years. That tells you people have had good results; otherwise I would have had to find another job long ago.

In my training, requirements and supervision were stringent. We took vows to only use this power for good – vows more serious than the hippocratic oath, as I witnessed it being taken in recent years by medical students.

Find out more about how I can help here. You’ll see a video of me working on dogs – so you can see the effects of the energy on an animal before trying it yourself. You’ll also find a relaxing meditation video that will bring calm to your day. I look forward to meeting you!


Ensuring YOUR comfort and trust


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Remarkable Recovery from a Brain Injury. Find Out How…


I hear on good authority that sticking up for complementary therapies still gets you laughed out of a medical school classroom – at least in Nova Scotia. Yet these same doctors must believe in magic. They called my daughter’s recovery from a horrific car accident “remarkable” but they never asked what made the difference.

Without energy therapy and homeopathic cream applied soon after her severe brain injury, followed by cranial-sacral brain work and yoga, and osteopathy added a few years later, my daughter would be far from the personal trainer she is today, with a dynamic web site and blog that attest to her brain skills. Her own determination and the love of her husband played an enormous role of course but there was another critical element. As a result, two years after the accident, she graduated from her journalism program just one point below Magna Cum Laude. And kept on going. From the most severe brain injury anyone can sustain, she has about 99% of her capacity back.

You would think the doctors would want to know why. You’d think they would ask.

One of the secrets was very early intervention with homeopathic cream and energy therapy. Two months after a head-on collision that left her with her head sliced open and 14 broken or smashed bones, my daughter paid a visit to the ICU where she had spent a week in a coma.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One month in hospital: out of the coma, still with a feeding tube and delusional.

 As she laughed and chatted with the nurses, they were very surprised and delighted.  The doctors, however, stared slack-jawed; clearly they had expected a vegetable. In spite of living evidence before them, they asked not a single question. Once they had put her physical pieces back together – and they did a magnificent job of that –  the only thing the neurosurgeons had to offer was “time” and lack of stress to do the rest  of the healing. Here she was, well able to carry on ordinary conversation, yet they did not ask why.

A mother who is an energy therapist and part of a community of competent alternative therapists does not settle for “time”.  My healer friends and I began working on her brain as soon as the head wound had closed (a seven inch scar marks the spot). She was still delusional, calling people by their wrong names, babbling and very restless. She was only lucid for a minute or so each day. A quarter sized part of her left frontal lobe lay crushed as a dark mangled tangle. (As seen by me and confirmed by healer friends in Calgary who also reported the same thing.) Each treatment brought more lucidity and improvement. The jumps were very noticeable. They were not caused by “time” alone. I know this because other patients with brain injuries, admitted at the same time, were not making the same kind of progress.

Maggie - in tree Oct. '14 - Version 2My daughter as she is today

“Doctors are incurious” is a very damning statement I have heard. Yes, of course there are exceptions, my own physician and several friends among them, but as a general rule, this has been my experience. And this incuriosity certainly did not help the other brain injured patients on that floor. Neither does it bode well for our care.

Here is the take-home.  Treating the body and the mind without treating the energy field is like trying to turn a square cake into a valentine cake without using a heart shaped pan: it is a lot more work and has a far less satisfactory outcome. Just as a baking pan is essential for the shape of a cake; the energy field is integral to health; yet, 40 or more years since “the field” has been known, photographed, measured and taught in the West, it is still considered flakey or just plain voodoo. How wrong people can be.

My daughter is a living testament to what alternative therapies and energy work can do, yet the very physicians most people rely on, don’t appear to want to know what made such a vast difference.

 What a waste. What a crying shame.

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Thank you so much.




Cancer Diagnosis – Essential Advice for Healing

A letter to all those with a cancer diagnosis:

Your part of the healing process is designed to convince your body that you want it to be well. That means making your healing a priority – so that your body knows you are “walking your talk”. You may have to alter your lifestyle for this. Forgive me if I’m telling you what you already know but healing cancer is a life changing task. That might be obvious, but many people think they can continue as before and heal cancer on the side. Nope. I’m not mincing words here – it’s too vital. Once it is in your body,  you’ve got to use everything you’ve got to stop it. Everything.

From my experience,  keys are loving all the traumatized parts of you, forgiving anything that was done to you (more on that later). And easing all the stress in your life. (This will do you a world of good regardless!)

So – 1) a list of traumas

2) a list of people to forgive

3) a list of present stresses.

Traumas: – you go back to your young self in your imagination. In your mind’s eye, your adult self removes her from the awful situation and wraps her in love and comfort. Your adult self reassures and comforts the young self and lets her cry or tell you how awful it was. You are pure love, understanding and acceptance for her. You stay with her ’til she feels better. Do this for every trauma you can remember. You may cry a lot and this is good. It’s removing the trauma.


Preview of “Ho'oponopono”
Then go to the person who did it and forgive them. I’m attaching the Hawaiian process that is so powerful for this. Even if you don’t mean the words at first, you soon will. Just keep repeating them. The psychiatrist who made this famous healed a hospital of mental patients this way. Terrible things have been forgiven by taking 100% responsibility and repeating these 4 phrases, making them yours and elaborating if you need to . If you really didn’t have a part to play, you can be sorry for the situation in general – for both of you, caught by circumstance or fate.

Present Stresses – Do all you can to remove yourself. You need all your energy for healing now. I’m really serious. This can’t be part time. It’s time to be selfish until you are better. And after that,  keep a balance – you’ve always got to include you in the equation. Unconditional love of God includes you!

If you do all these things, you have a fighting chance. They will tell your body that it is loved, that it is a priority and that it matters that it lives. So start today and keep on going. You can work miracles this way.

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All luck to you and a ongoing wishes for your complete recovery!

Gleaming Covers

P1040172Magic.  Who doesn’t love sunlight and sparkle?  Do you know the child’s tale about princesses who danced in a forest of crystal each night and made their suitors guess where they went? The men who guessed – the noble, kind, competent, persistent ones  married a princess. The other suitors had their heads lopped off.  Yes, there is that pesky down side…

The luminous trees yesterday reminded me of this tale.  They also reminded me that each of us has an outer gleaming cover that we show to the world – the “presentable” aspects of our good and funny selves that will appeal to other people and make us likeable. Usually with the help of mothers who hoped we would be princesses, rather than scullery maids, and worried about “what the neighbours would think”,  we became  invested in these gleaming covers. We avoid looking beneath  because we dread admitting the less acceptable aspects we have kept under wraps.

What I want to say here is that the crystal covering, with it’s eye catching gleam, like the ice on the branches, is brittle. It has no life. All the nourishment lies in the darker branch underneath; the branch that supports the sparkling cover. In us, this is the more substantial self, the human self that makes mistakes, cries, yells sometimes and (perish the thought!) might even be a bitch from time to time.  This part of us is full of life!  It is nothing to be ashamed of – it is human.

It is also the part that gets damaged by trauma; that needs to heal. As long as we concentrate on “keeping our gleam on”, we never heal the deeper aspects that may be crying for attention.  The part underneath needs our kindness, our latitude and our forgiveness*: the darker, less showy aspects crying to be loved.

Looking beneath, leaving our mothers’ cautionary tales behind, we encounter  a rich compost of life. Of course, mixed in are broken eggs, bits of rotted tomato, and other stinky things, but have you noticed what strong trees this compost grows? 

Don’t be afraid to embrace your imperfect self. It is so alive and beautifully fallible – like all the rest of us.  Together with the polished coating, the two create a gleaming tree that brushes the sky.


* Please see my post on Forgiveness in the side bar. It will show you a powerful way to do this.

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Things You Can Do to Treat Mild Depression with NO Harmful Side Effects

The “slow food” way of managing depression leaves you with a plentiful supply of inner “compost” that will nourish your soul as the years roll on. We desperately need ways of coping with depression and anxiety that do not entail drugs and I offer a number of effective solutions. In 20 years, my approach has brought many people through dark passages with none of the harmful side effects created by drugs. Some easy things you can do will get you started. But before I get into that, listen to this:
An email came to me recounting a tale of side effects from drugs prescribed for depression and anxiety that curdled my blood. The so called physician did nothing in spite of the patient being in Emergency, peeing blood as his digestive, nervous, muscular and organ systems broke down. Four years later full recovery is still a distant hope but alternative therapies have effected many positive changes. Recovery included flying half way across the continent for two years of highly specialized treatment in another city. “Expensive” doesn’t begin to cover it.
Let me be clear. Depression is NOT your fault! In my experience, it is the result of the layering of trauma, neglect and resulting mistakes that we deeply regret. Over the years, negative experience tends to accumulate. We cope, we keep going. Then one day, we can’t anymore.  So let go of the idea that you have totally failed at your task of being superwoman or even ordinary human. Good – now…

 depressedThe first thing you can do for yourself is break the word “depression” down. Ask yourself  “am I lonely”; “am I grieving something or someone?”; “am I angry? who am I angry at  and for what?”; “what do I sorely regret and feel I can’t fix?”  Pulling out the threads of the word “depression” breaks it up and makes it easier to manage. Write this down in a notebook. Tease out each thread, so you really know what is going on.

The next key piece is journaling about how you are feeling. You can also use oil pastels, paints or crayons to draw your feelings on paper. These creative outlets connect you to your deeper self and register with your body as attention, time and love.  Deep contact with yourself always eases sadness and loneliness. You are being your own best friend by listening to what is most important. The light of your own awareness focused on your distress will gradually soothe inner pain and restore your energy. It all comes down to being kind, being deeply kind.

You can ask for kindness from others too, some of whom may not understand what is going on. Show them this blog post. As long as they see you doing something for yourself – the tiniest effort – they will not lose  hope.

Let yourself rest, don’t force yourself to do things that feel too much.  A good diet, along with exercise are very helpful but that is a hard call when you don’t feel like getting out of bed. Buy soothing soups, if you haven’t the energy to make them, soups that agree well with your digestion. Finding them at a health food shop or a local slow food restaurant will ensure the best nutrients.  Go to your front door and take in 10 deep breaths of fresh air. The next day, walk outside; the next, around the block and go just a little further each day.

Read my post on Forgiveness. Knowing we can forgive and be forgiven can be a big piece of the recovery process.

 All is NOT lost, though it may feel like it. The journaling and drawing/scribbling with colour  is like aerating your compost…it adds light and air.  And that allows the trauma inside to shift and digest, eventually becoming a rich foundation of experience that strengthens you. It turns trauma into Soul food.

Seven of my treatments is a good average to bring someone out of a lifetime of depression – treatment without drugs and without side effects.

If you email me, as part of your 10 minute free consult, I will send you another easy, free exercise that will further lighten your load.  You can reach me at to arrange a good time to call.  Be good to yourself and remember to take just one soothing step at a time.  It is not your fault that you are feeling this way. You haven’t “failed”. It is deep care that you need.

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Deep Forgiveness Frees up Enormous Energy for Healing

With religion fading in many lives, what do we do with our mistakes, some terrible ones?  We need ways to forgive ourselves and other people without the mediation of the church or religious teaching, no longer viable for many.

Ho’oponopono is the most powerful way I’ve come across. It is the ancient Hawaiian method to keep peace among island peoples and has worked for thousands of years. Most recently it has worked in my own life and my daughter’s.

The only way to truly heal any rift is to take 100% responsibility for what has happened.  At first, blame or denial may be far more attractive and satisfying but they will simply keep the situation festering. The drain on your system will be considerable and can even lead to disease.

At first you may not mean the words but persist; you soon will find that you do mean them. You’ll need to keep on repeating these four phrases, adding to them and making them your own as the situation calls for. Eventually, you will feel the situation clear and you’ll feel much lighter and happier.

My daughter was in a terrible car accident that left her with 14 broken bones and a severe brain injury. Part of her recovery involved doing this practise. In her blog, she recommends it and I, too, strongly encourage you. Read her story, where she talks about her own reaction to this here:

By dismantling deep anger and blame, we free up energy for recovery and thriving. Life gets a lot happier and more rewarding.  Good luck!

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Sick of Emotional Pain? Read on…

Canmore - Bow River
The Bow River quiescent in Canmore. Here you can see where it divides into two streams.

Recently, a couple of deeply distressing incidents revealed an inner “virus” lurking in my emotional body. “WHY do I STILL attract such situations?” I asked no one in particular.  Consciously I had no idea. Knowing full well that each of us is a hologram of the Universe, all outer situations reflecting back an inner dynamic, I was still frustrated and angry at “Life”.

The answer came in three parts. A friend told me how to do “Quantum Jumping”  (you can google it) and the Tao Te Ching told me to go inward to Source.  After spending time in deeply inward space, I followed the instructions for Quantum Jumping. The system started to work within an hour. From the hints that were coming to me as I journalled – ‘follow this pattern… and this one…’, the unfolding words revealed a fundamental “worm” underlying various unsatisfactory aspects of my life: many lives as a sacrifice. A graphic vision actually showed up in case I should miss the point:  “Ohhhhhhhhh…thaaat makes sense”….[Snow White awakes; Wicked Step Mother on her way to the trash.]

Fortunately, I have effective tools to rid myself of Wicked Step Mothers. Immediately,  a healing solution presented itself and after applying it, I fell into a deep and restful sleep. The weekend funk that had ruined two gorgeous days was completely gone by morning and resilience sparked some joy. 

Unfortunate incidents are teachers. Once we understand the hidden dynamic behind them, the pain dissipates. It no longer mattered what had occurred because clearing such a deep pattern was far more valuable.  I was almost grateful for the actors who had triggered the healing.

Climbing “Jacob’s Ladder”

We manifest duality, each one of us. It’s not a given.  That was my waterfall insight for today.

Wm Blake's painting of Jacob's Ladder
Jacob’s Ladder by William Blake

Tibetan monks show us clearly that we can be earthy AND filled with light. So do tree roots. But I think people often confuse the concrete world of the physical with sticky  negativity. At least I did. Being earthed meant being stuck in capricious duality where life careened from happy to sad, with a kind of monotone OKness offered by anti-depressants to help smooth out the ride. Seemingly we are at the whim of unseen forces. “Our cross to bear” in the words of my Grandmother’s Christianity. Their answer was to pray a lot. A good plan that does help but all the same, it was kind of white knuckling it. There is always drinking oneself into oblivion but that’s not such a great plan for the family.

Clearly more was needed. Some of us have become desperately sick of the spin of the wheel of karma weaving illusion after illusion.

With the influx of high frequency energies (complex astronomy involved here) giving us a needed boost, we’ve been gifted with greater knowledge and awareness. It sometimes enables a larger view. When I visit my waterfall, its high energy cleans my body/mind/spirit sufficiently that I can see a little further away – like windshield wipers.  And today it was all about duality being the result of our inept manifesting.

Apparently, because we have been so unconscious, we have created this yin/yang world all by ourselves. With all due respect to religious (somewhat pernicious) dogma of God’s “punishment”or Allah’s decrees, I bring something new to consider:  we were given free will and we’ve made a bit of a mess. This dimension flips around like some crazy child’s toy. The news that came to me today is that we can do something about it. I realize Buddha told us this in 500 BC but some of us take longer to get it.  Be easy on yourself.

Here is the formula that is yielding good results for me. If I were to start a church, it would be the church of Jacob’s Ladder. No need for buildings or priests, simply this formula:  Clean up: move up; get clear. Clean up: move up and get clearer. Keep going!  Climb Jacob’s Ladder. Those angels that Jacob saw?  They are beckoning us, lighting the way.  Sure it takes work but what else are you doing?  Buddha sat under a tree and waited out the demons that assailed him in the stillness of his awareness until they gave up. That kind of idea. Might as well climb your way out of maya and actually get happier, no? 

More on what is  necessary next time. If this has caught your attention,  I’ll know you want to hear more if you “like” this post.

And, before next time, if you would enjoy visiting the waterfall by video, you can  have instant access here. It’s a sacred spot so I hope it brings you the peace it brings me.



Cutting Edge of Cancer Treatment

Bruce Lipton is a cell biologist who has lectured in medical schools.  In this interview, he explains how quantum physics has changed new treatments of cancer.

Why listen to this?   Many do not know of the powerful advances that quantum physics has brought to the treatment of many diseases, including cancer. We need to know what is available so we can intelligently choose a range of approaches to serious disease. Lipton explains the process in simple and clear terms.

Basic physics teaches us that all matter vibrates, including our bodies. This is not new age flim flam. Treating the vibratory level of cells reaches cancer or any other dysfunction at it’s core – thus, at the most powerful level for transformation.

My own experience reinforces what Lipton has to say. This world is real, as real as the computer or iPad you are using. Since all matter is  energy, all matter responds to altering vibrations. This alteration fundamentally changes the health of tissues. This is what healers are taught to do. 

You can see the interview  here: Bruce Lipton on the latest approaches to cancer

PS. A Little More on Anger and Grieving

I’ve found there is quite a lot to say on this subject.  So bear with me while I add a few other thoughts…

photo: Doran Yount

The anger that descends when a special friend or family member dies needn’t have any target. It can be disguised as general irritability. Everything bugs us. Soon after the death of our friend, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me because I was so short-tempered. A friend assured me this was grief. Her theory is that this grieving anger causes many family fights around outcomes in wills: everyone is seeking a target. When my mother died, my father and I had the biggest row of our lives. He had found an old letter I had written and took issue with it all over again. For the first time in my life, I stood up to the old lion and cleared away many issues. So it’s not all bad.

Anger is active. We feel somewhat empowered by it, so it is an easy place to go when we don’t want to feel the leaden vulnerability of the final loss. Ultimately, when all other options are used up, we do land there. But it takes a number of stages to gradually draw us to this place of quiet sorrow, where the only outcome is acceptance.

Grieving – Acknowledging the Anger

A friend of ours died recently. Suddenly, without much warning.

Grief holds many stages. Sometimes people in different phases can feel they are at odds, unable to understand where another person is coming from. A person still in denial can be shocked at the degree of anger someone else is showing. Another’s grieving feels distinctly uncomfortable for a person who is still in denial – or bargaining. We can rub each other the wrong way as we transition through the phases. Only when we get to the final stage of acceptance, having moved through all the other phases can we settle down and just be with the whole experience.

How do we distinguish between acceptance and denial? A person in denial may feel  they have accepted the whole experience. The best way to tell the difference is to sense if there is any emotional “charge” left on the death itself – or other people’s reactions. If so, then something remains to be processed.

A friend  brought up another distinction which is worth mentioning. Through her work she has found that people feel two kinds of anger. Both need to be processed. The first is anger at the situation: possibly at the doctors or the friends who didn’t show up, at ourselves, or the family who did inexplicable things. The second and hardest to acknowledge, is anger at the person for leaving us. No matter how irrational, the emotional body is its own realm, not governed by the intellect, and it demands its due. We are mad at being abandoned – our dreams left in a heap at the door when the person had the gall to up and die. Here was one reaction of my own: “what do you mean, you died?  How could you?  You were only 63, younger than me!  You had so much to offer!  You added such joy to our lives! And you just up and die, leaving the rest of us still stumbling around?!”  Yes this is selfish – but we have to feel it anyway and let it have its say. Otherwise we risk taking it out inappropriately. The emotional side of ourselves is primitive but it’s part of us. Only when we acknowledge the baser feelings can we pass to the next phase.

When we don’t allow ourselves to feel such things, we stay stuck,  replaying old tapes and feeling emotion that seems out of place. We can lash out at others. Or, by intellectualizing the whole event, we can have little empathy for others who are feeling the softer emotions.

Grieving is a long process and the phases can be intermixed and in a different order for each person. No one processes in the same way or at the same pace. We all need to give one another a lot of latitude around these phases. This is one place where compassion makes a big difference.

Kindness Comes in Many Wrappers

The man in front of me in the grocery checkout line looked homeless. He was what we call a “woods guy” – red lumberjack jacket, none too clean and unshaven. He moved his groceries to give me room and placed the bar to separate our groceries.  After I thanked him for his thoughtfulness he grinned a shy toothless grin at me. When the cashier took my bananas, adding it to my benefactor’s, his eyes sparkled as he said he’d almost paid for them.  The beer bellied man behind me joined in the discussion about kindness in this world. As we joked, I said “Gee, I  should’ve let him get the whole lot!” My benefactor grinned that toothless grin again and said “I would’av  if you din’t have any money.”   I was deeply touched.  It changed my whole day. 

 Just when I am despairing about the world’s present  moral abyss, this happens. The man behind me in the lineup assured me that goodness is still hiding in unexpected places.

Yes, it is, thank God.

The inestimable Power of Juicing, Having Hope and Good Cheer. Vital in Fighting Cancer and MS

The Gerson Institute in Southern California and Mexico has been having remarkable results with terminal cancer since 1928 using juiced organic vegetables as it’s cornerstone therapy.

Meet Charlotte Gerson at 90. This is what juicing looks like when you’ve been doing it all your life. She is still running her clinic. As a child her father cured her TB, along with the wife of Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Dr. Terry Wahls cured her MS with three dinner plates full of veggies each day. Emerging from a wheelchair within a year, she is now riding and hiking and doing her medical rounds with ease. You can see her TED talk on You Tube. Her story is amazing and very inspiring.

I found all this out by researching for a client of mine last spring who had 4th stage metastasized liver cancer. It had already lodged in her breast, chest wall and lymph glands. After 6 months of twice weekly energy sessions, targeted chemotherapy, and alternate means, last fall she got an all-clear pet scan. This is so rare the shocked doctors didn’t believe the results and ordered new tests. Her pet scans of the liver continue to be clear, though she had a very minor recurrance in the chest wall for which she is being irradiated. In a week or so, she is off to a clinic offering an 8 week program in alternate therapies, after talking with patients who have experienced this program and lived 20 years beyond 4th stage diagnoses. She is doing everything possible to be among that successful group.

I cannot speak for these other people, but I can tell you what made a critical difference for my client. We can all adopt some of her strategies easily BEFORE getting sick.

This is Drew Canole. Find him on You Tube. He can inspire anyone to juice!

Juicing organic veggies is number one because it drenches your body in fresh nutrients, vital to the body’s metabolic processes.  I started juicing last spring and within a couple of weeks, felt literally 40 years younger with more energy than I remember since being a child. If a simple beet will clear your liver of toxins, imagine what kale, parsley, celery, carrots and ginger will do – to name just a few!

Number two, yet just as critical, is dissolving unconscious negative beliefs that sabotage all efforts to heal. These are usually established in childhood but can also happen later. After the client above arrived for the first time, we began immediately to dissolve her underlying wish to die. Life over the past seven years had been too hard and she had given up any wish to continue. Fortunately, she was able to find strong reasons to live and the determination to re-program herself. This is always my first approach in therapy, no matter what the difficulty because otherwise, people sabotage their own healing process without even realizing it.

Taking turmeric every day with warm milk is third on my list. It is good for almost everything beyond destroying tumors. In Brazil it is revered because it neutralizes the venom of pit vipers! An ancient ayurvedic remedy used for thousands of years in Asia, the “nutraceutical” companies are onto this now, selling it as Curcumin and charging a fortune. But while we are still healthy, we don’t need to pay a fortune for the most absorbable brand; we can simply make sure we eat Turmeric (in which curcumin is the active ingredient) every day. I combine mine with coconut oil and warm milk (I, who cannot bear warm milk, find this really soothing and pleasant) to clear up asthma and save my brain from dreaded aging diseases. It’s a delicious spice, the main ingredient in curries.

Dr. David Hawkins Map of Consciousness shows the frequency levels of emotions. To stay healthy, you want to do your best to stay in the upper half. Juicing and energy work are easy ways to get there.

Finding ways to be happy is vital. Why is it so important?  Because being happy is a very high frequency state and disease has a great deal of trouble surviving in high frequencies. Cancer, like all disease, is a low frequency occurance, thriving on fear, despair and anger.

Physicians who take away hope have no idea that they are helping the disease. My heroic client saw her oncologist the other day; he destroyed her hope, not just once but repeatedly – in spite of her amazing results. She left his office shattered and it took her weeks to regain her fighting form again. Without any other support, in her vulnerable state, she might easily have succumbed.  Don’t let your doctor do this to you! Walk out. Refuse to hear it.  Surround yourself with all the happiness and hope that you can muster.

It seems we are called to fight sometimes. It can be disease and doctors or your local school board or whatever.  But having energy for all this is essential. Juicing and clearing negative programming are two very easy ways to regain energy, happiness and resiliency.

If you do, you stand a good chance of looking as happy as these older people, years down the road!