Author: healingwithdawn

Raising Grateful Kids in An Entitled World

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Raising Grateful Kids in An Entitled World

I don’t have kids.

But I DO have an opinion about children growing up in the world today and I am grateful that you have given me your time to read my thoughts. 🙂

October has always made me focus my attention more on all the things I am grateful for in my life.  Maybe it’s because we celebrate Thanksgiving…….maybe because Autumn is well and truly upon us and the busy summer now gives way to a slower routine.

The world is still a crazy place (read last month’s newsletter if you haven’t yet) ;p Lately I have REALLY starting thinking and (gasp) worrying about how our tiny humans are coping with it all.

Their ONLY way to figure out how to live a healthy, balanced life is through their parents, grandparents and to a large extent, (sadly) social behaviour.

What messages are children receiving from society right now?  Have you stopped to think about it?

We live in a world where the media bombards us EVERY single minute of the day with advertisements, telling us what to buy, why we should be buying it and telling us that if we don’t have these material things NOW, we can’t possibly find happiness.

Our entire self worth seems to teeter on a balance of whether or not we have the right labels on our clothes, have Coach luggage or not, if we have the latest smartphone or HUGE big screen Fibe tv…..and it goes on and on and on…….

Obviously not everyone in the world is caught up in this ridiculous cycle of consumerism and those of us here can snap ourselves out of it and return to the the REAL things in life that matter.

But how do our children learn to be grateful in a world that is training them to feel this insane sense of entitlement? How can a parent say no to their child when “every other child” gets everything they want?

Before I started my wellness practice. I taught children for many years in an outdoor education centre.  And I loved it, I still miss it.  Children’s minds are amazing and they just absorb everything.  I believe children are all kind and gentle at heart and they are searching for and seeking us to show them how to live a wonderful life.

We know how to express gratitude for the little things in life.  But how can we expect our little ones to do the same if we don’t teach them?

The sad truth is many children are  born and raised with families who will never show gratitude and seemed doomed to grow up repeating a vicious cycle of obscene entitlement. And maybe we can’t have much control over that. But I believe the best way to teach ANYONE is to LIVE what you want to portray.

If you believe this world can find PEACE, then BE a peaceful person.  If you have HOPE, then BE hopeful.  If you can show GRATITUDE each day, YOU just may affect a child’s life and teach them to BE a grateful person.

Children are like sponges, absorbing all of the messages they receive, positive and negative.  They look to adult behaviour to mimic how to live in this world.  Let’s all CHOOSE to show them how to be thankful for the truly important things in life.  It’s not about the phones, the cars, the clothes.

We know the real secret to living an optimal life…….oh look, the colours are changing and the trees look so beautiful. Thank you!!

(If you would like guidance on how to raise grateful kids, you may want to check out this book~Raising Grateful Kids in An Entitled World)

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Time to Go Barefoot~why Earthing is Healthy

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Time to Go Barefoot~ it’s good for your Health

Hooray, it’s June!! I love this month….ok, in truth I love something about each month.  But June is extra special (for me) because it has the Summer Solstice in it. Celebration time!!  And June means there is more light around, warmer days and evenings and we can run outside in our bare feet!

It is the perfect time to do Earthing or grounding. What is Earthing?

It’s simply reconnecting with Earth’s healing energy.  Human beings evolved in connection with the Earth’s energy. We walked barefoot and we slept in contact with the Earth never realizing that its surface contained limitless, natural, healing energy.
Walking around barefoot is not our main mode of travel any longer. We live indoors much of the time and when we do walk or run outside we wear rubber soled shoes which prevent our feet from being able to absorb the Earth’s subtle energy. Rubber is not conductive, but our bodies are!

Don’t you just feel better when you are outside in nature for long periods of time.  Why do you think so many people find gardening so meditative.  Most babies will prefer to walk barefoot on the grass….they KNOW!! 😉

Why should you ground?

Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. In recent years, inflammation has come to the forefront of medical attention and has been recognized as the leading trigger of chronic pain and most major health disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. “All roads to chronic disease lead through inflammation,” researchers are increasingly saying. Bodies are on fire.

Earthing appears to extinguish the flames through the transfer of negatively-charged electrons from the surface of the Earth into the body where they neutralize positively-charged destructive free radicals involved in chronic inflammation. The Earth’s energy makes the ground beneath our feet an extremely effective and abundant antioxidant! And it’s free. No pills, no prescriptions. All you have to do is reconnect. ~www.grounded.com/what is earthing

We walk around like cut flowers ~disconnected from the Earth’s healing energy. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

It’s so simple…….go outside, kick those shoes off and stand on the grass (especially after it rains), lay on the sand at the beach and soak up some healing energy. 🙂

EMF’s and Harmful Effects

Are You Aware of EMF’s and Their Potentially Harmful Effects?

There is so much going on in May~ there’s Mother’s Day on the 8th, my birthday, the official kick off to the “summer season” on the 2/4 weekend….:) but this month I want to draw your attention to something I’ve known about for years and just couldn’t stop thinking about lately. It has nothing to do with the month of May; only that I think it’s important to be aware of.

It has to do with Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)~ also known as “dirty electricity.

What is Dirty Electricity?

Dirty electricity is a dangerous form of electrical pollution that is invading our homes. Until recently, this phenomenon has largely escaped the attention of the general public and medical communities. Now emerging scientific research strongly suggests that poor quality of electric power may be making many of us sick.Most of us assume that the danger from electricity is confined to the electrical wires in our homes, schools and workplaces, but in fact it’s becoming increasingly contaminated with invisible microsurges of dangerous radio-frequency radiation, now referred to as “dirty electricity”.

~dirtyelectricity.ca

Devices that contribute to Dirty electricity

  • Fluorescent/Compact Fluorescent / 12-Volt halogen lighting
  • Dimmer switches
  • Computers/laptops
  • Television sets
  • Microwave ovens
  • Most Treadmills and furnaces that have variable speed motors
  • Some UV filters and ionizers
  • Wifi networks

The body of scientific evidence linking EMFs (Electric and Magnetic fields) to many adverse health conditions and diseases is very compelling. Electrical Hypersensitivity” (EHS), an allergic-like reaction to exposure to EMFs, is a growing worldwide health concern.

The steady increase in EMF exposure in recent years has now been scientifically linked to many of today’s “new-age” health problems, including nervous system disorders, sleep problems, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, headaches and others. EMF exposure is also being linked to many chronic diseases… including Alzheimer’s’ disease, Parkinson’s and ALS, and to many cancers.

Here in North America the EMF problem has been buried by the organizations that profit from the multitude of EMF products they sell. Here in North America EHS remains an unrecognized illness and EHS sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated by the mainstream medical community.

~emfsolutions.ca

There are devices you can purchase (and they sure aren’t cheap) that claim to counteract the harmful effects of EMF. But why would I want to plug in yet another electric device into a different electric device??  Seems redundant to me…..and being the “nature girl” I am, I decided to search out the more natural way for protection. Obviously!!

I don’t claim that one way is better than the other, however I personally choose to use the natural healing properties of crystals. So, I wanted to pass on some handy beauties that act as protection.  Here is a lovey list…:)

Amazonite, Aventurine, Black tourmaline, Clear quartz, Galena, infinite stone, Malachite, Unakite, Turquoise, Herkimer Diamonds, Jasper.

Use Amazonite to block and absorb all types of EMF emissions and the objects that give off these emissions.  This in turn protects you from having these EMF’s enter your energy field.

For cell phones, Aventurine (any color) will help to act as an EMF barrier, absorbing the energy and protecting you from it.  Try taping a piece to your cell phone or wearing Aventurine earrings.

If you are around computers all day, set up a small grid using a combination of Flourite.  Blue Fluorite and/or Purple Fluorite work very well for this purpose.  Wear a lovely Rainbow Flourite pendant, necklace or bracelet.

Try sitting a few tumbled Sodalite on top of your desktop computer (or tape to a lap top) to block and clear any EMF emanations. Also use Black Tourmaline under your computer screen or between you and the screen to help clear and protect.

May seems like a great month to take a trip to the Rock Shop in Collingwood. 🙂

Cheers to a more Healthy and Happy month!
xxDawn

The Power of Rose Quartz

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Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE crystals.  I am wearing some type everyday on my person, they are often in my pockets, they are ALL over my home too!  Crystals all have their own special vibration and they are able to affect our energy bodies and also our environments.  They can be used for protection, for clearing space and negative energies; they can even be used to attract abundance into our lives.  I made my very first Crystal Abundance grid last month and I kid you not, I saw a mega increase in that department!

One of my all time favourite crystals is the gentle and all loving Rose quartz.  During my Reiki sessions I place crystals on my clients to help amplify the healing energy; to draw out the negative energies and remove the difficult blockages.

If you suffer from anxiety or have trouble feeling love and compassion towards yourself, than I suggest you go to a crystal shop and choose a Rose Quartz.  With an open mind, feel the crystals available, hold them in your hand for awhile and you’ll know which one is right for you.

Don’t forget to cleanse your new crystal once you bring it home.  You can place rose quartz in the sunshine for a few hours, smudge your crystal, charge it monthly by the Full Moon too.

Amazing facts about Rose Quartz:

  •  It is the stone of unconditional love and opens the heart chakra
  •  Perfect for every type of love not just romantic
  •  One of the greatest help in learning to love yourself
  •  Helps strengthen any type of relationship if the relationship is for your greatest good
  •  Helps balance emotions
  •  Brings comfort
  •  Remarkable abilities in aiding in the transition of dying
  •  Helps release emotional wounds and traumas no matter how deep or horrendous they may be
  •  Can draw ideal relationships to you
  •  Can draw your ideal partner to you
  •  Can shift your way of thinking to that of love and positivity
  •  Relieves anxiety
  •  Helps remove emotional blocks
  •  Great source of protection
  •  Can be worn as beautiful pieces of jewellery
  •  Can give your clients a physical reminder of their healing session which aides in keeping them on a new healing path! ~reikirays.com

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Book Me For Your Girls Weekend

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Having a few friends up or planning a getaway?

I will come to your home or hotel room and provide treatments for you and your guests. 

Choose from Reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage, Myomassage and Intuitive card readings or a combination!

Minimum of 2 hours; $80/hr.

Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach and Barrie area.

**Please add an additional $20 total for travel and set up costs to Wasaga, $30 total for Collingwood, $40 total for Blue Mountains and Barrie.**

Each guest gets to choose their treatment. Perhaps a 30min Head massage followed by a 30 min Foot and leg massage is needed. Or a Reiki and Head massage combo…..or a Massage and Intuitive reading….

Contact me for more details and to set up your Day and Time.

findbalance@healingwithdawn. com or Call or text (705) 796-3860

I look forward to being a part of your relaxing, fun Girls Weekend!!

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February Full Moon Reiki Healing

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The Full Moon in February, also called the Snow Moon, arrives on the 22nd at 1:20pm EST.

The Full moon is the best time for us to tap into it’s incredible energy and use it to release and let go of anything in our lives that no longer serves our highest good.  Perhaps it’s been toxic thoughts that you’ve had but feel you do not need to think this way anymore and you are ready to bring in more positive ones.  Maybe you have a certain relationship that has run its’ course and you are ready to release it so you can find peace.

I always place my (many) crystals on the window sills of the house during the Full moon so they can be cleansed and energized.

On the day of the Full moon I also choose to write down a couple of things that I feel I need a little extra “uumph” in the removing process. 🙂

Thank you for participating in this healing opportunity on the Full Moon!

So what does it all involve?  Here is what you will receive….

*Distance reiki healing session
*An intuitive card reading sent to you
*A fire ceremony to burn and release your intentions
*A personal Peace bag made and sent to you. This bag will contain a certain crystal and/or herbs chosen specifically for you.  You can place this bag on an altar, hang it in your room or carry it with you to continue the healing process.
Cost to participate $40

5 Signs You NEED a Reiki Treatment

If this is YOU, we need to talk right away! 🙂

But all joking aside, Reiki is in fact a wonderfully gentle and yet extremely powerful Healing tool.  And nothing brings me greater joy than sharing it, talking about it, tapping into it, teaching it……you get the point.

So how do you know when a Reiki healing is right for you?  Here are 5 basic signs to look for.

1) You are having trouble sleeping at night.

When our body is unable to get adequate sleep, it becomes stressed over time and loses our ability to heal. When we are relaxed our body moves into a parasympathetic nervous system.  If a poor sleeping habit becomes a chronic problem, it can lead to serious health issues.  If you’re trying to lose weight, but are restless during the night, you’re fighting a losing battle.

2) You can’t seem to focus and your mind is scattered

People often tell me that there mind seems to race, and they are unable to keep it calm or even to focus.  They feel overwhelmed and are bouncing all over the place.

Reiki works not only on a physical level, but emotionally, spiritually and mentally.  Because it works to clear away toxins and “anything that no longer serves you”, a treatment will ease the mind, relax it and allow you to focus and feel calm.

3) You have been dealing with a lot of negative people/situations around you.

We are an Energy being and therefore we are constantly and quite literally emitting energetic frequencies through our thoughts and feelings.  People who are vibrating at a low energy level~ the Negative Nellys, the “life is horrible mentality”, and the “MY problems are SO much worse than yours so you must listen to them, etc”~ are known as Energy Vampires and suck the life energy from you. You are left feeling drained, irritable and sometimes sick.  Reik will recharge your energy body and remove the toxic energy stuck to you from others.

4) You don’t feel like you can trust your decisions or having trouble making up your mind.

Again when your mind is cluttered by all the energy circulating around us all the time, it can really mess up our inner compass.  We start mistrusting ourselves and we have lost faith in our abilities and as a result our self confidence suffers.

Many of my clients are walking around with a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra~ our Power centre.  When this chakra is all out of whack, how can we begin to feel powerful and in charge again.  Reiki will clear out and balance this important chakra and help you find your confidence once more.

5) You suffer from Anxiety.

We are complex beings and we deal with not only physical issues in our day to day lives but on top of that, we are subject to all the Energetic vibrations around.  Some of us are more sensitive to energy than others and simply being in large crowds, or in bars, or absorbing negative media displays can cause us deep anxiety.

I see many clients suffering from anxiety and they do not want to rely on pharmaceuticals anymore to help them.  We are more than just a symptom.  Reiki works on a holistic healing level to bring our body~mind~spirit back into balance.

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Take the time to reconnect with your soul.  You are so much more than you even realize.

Namaste

xx

 

 

 

My Rituals to Attract Abundance

 

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All of us have our own rituals we participate in everyday.

We usually wake up the same time every day.  Head to the bathroom, wash face, brush teeth, feed cat…..

Rituals are simply activities we have set up and do so often that our subconscious mind is programmed quite efficiently.

So what if we can program (or reprogram) our subconscious mind to attract money on a regular, daily basis. We CAN!!

Because just saying something alone doesn’t help it come true.  We must BELIEVE it.

First there are 3 basic parts to a ritual:

  1. When-at what time are you doing the activity?
  2. Where-where are you doing the activity?
  3. How- in what order does it happen, what things do you need.

For example, you decide you are going to start a yoga routine. So you decide that after you wake up but before work (8am) you will do the yoga routine (When) and it will be done in your living room(where) with the new yoga DVD you purchased on your new yoga mat (how)  You see, with the when, where and how clearly DEFINED after a few weeks, this whole thing will just become automatic.

You can apply this to any activity you want to become subconsciously routine. So how about attracting more Money.

A very important component to attracting more money (well, anything really) into your life is first you must BELIEVE you deserve it. 

Do you think money is hard to come by?  Do you believe you must struggle and work hard to deserve it.  Are people with money rude and snobby?  Don’t worry, we all have different degrees of our belief based on how we’ve been raised. But fear not! We can change it by focusing our energy using rituals. 

There are many different things you can do but I wanted to share with you some of the things I’ve been doing to attract more abundance and money into my life. (A lot of them involve using Reiki, but you can do them anyway without it.   Or better yet, consider becoming attuned in Reiki in order to tap into that Energy)

  1. Every morning when I wake up and before I go to bed I write these words in my journal~Thank You Universe for the abundance of money flowing into my life at all times. If you’re attuned in Reiki, create a ball of energy over the paper and draw the power symbol in the 4 corners.  It’s important you feel the Gratitude for what you have now and for that which is on the way.
  2. Carry a Citrine crystal in your wallet and wear one on your person.  Be sure to cleanse your crystal and program it by asking it to bring money and wealth to you.citrine
  3. Money Box Choose or make a box (doesn’t have to be fancy) and every day write an amount of money on a piece of paper that you would like to receive.  Start with reasonable amounts so you’re ego doesn’t block you with disbelief.  Place it in the box (and send some Reiki to it).  You can add physical money or coins to the box, a citrine crystal as well.  Don’t forget to take pieces of paper out occasionally and tear them up or burn them to symbolize spending the money. Money is a form of energy and so there needs to be an exchange.  Feel good about doing it. Say an affirmation like~ I enjoy spending money on my favourite things.  Money is Freedom. Here is a photo of my altar and Money box now. IMG_2573
  4. Clear you home/office/self with a smudging or Cleanse ritual.  Releasing negative blocks and energy opens up space for the Universe to send you more of what you want.  Think of it as cleaning out your closet.  If it’s already stuffed, there’s no room for anything NEW to fit.  home cleansing

 

 

5. Crystal Grid– I LOVE using crystals in my healings, I carry them with me all the time, I wear them.  Now use their energy to attract abundance using grids.  You can download templates for grids or purchase a nice wooden one like me.  Using crystals WITH Reiki energy is like a double whammy of goodness.  They are still powerful tools, however, Reiki or not.

Check out this link to help you create your own grid http://www.healingcrystals.com/Instructions_for_Creating_and_Activating_Your_Prosperity_Crystal_Grid_By_Stephanie_Arnold_Articles_11639.html

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Finally, use the power of Intention to attract a certain amount of money you require.  Maybe you want the money to pay rent this month, or you’ve had your eye on a particular item you want to buy, or you would like to take a friend out for dinner…..whatever you desire, use Intention to bring it to you with this ritual.

Write on a piece of paper “I require “X” amount of money so I can…… Carry the paper with you throughout the day. Take it out and read it a few times during the day.  At night call the Angels and the Universe to manifest your desire.  Repeat for a minimum of 10 days.

If you are attuned in Reiki, draw the power symbol on the 4 corners of the paper to seal the energy.  Reiki the paper for 10min.

Have fun creating your Rituals.  Remember whenever we find Joy and feel Gratitude in the things we do, we match our frequency to the Universe and attract faster all the good things we desire!

Unhappy with Your Life? ~Create one you Want!

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Your Life is exactly the way it is now because of how you’ve chosen it to be.

I’m sure many of you have heard that one before.  And I’m sure quite a few of you are saying, “Hold on now, I don’t like my life, I hate my job, I never have enough money and life often sucks…..”

Well then if that’s the case, it sure isn’t easy hearing that you are in “that” place because that’s what you created.  WHAT?

Have you asked yourself, What am I supposed to be doing?  I’m almost positive all of you have at some point in your life. (myself included)

My answer to you is this~ We are ALL here to experience Life (the “good”, the “bad”), all of it.  I use to believe we were here to learn lessons but now I see it more as our Soul purpose and our sole purpose is to experience all that life has to offer so that we can figure out Who We Really Are.  Now this doesn’t happen overnight and what I really mean is that it doesn’t happen in one lifetime.

Here’s a thought~ (and by no means do you have to agree)
I believe in God/Universe/All that Is and He/She created us and we were given a wonderful gift.  The chance for our Soul energy to REALLY experience things like love, fear, loss, hope, peace, etc.

There is a very REAL difference in Knowing something and actually EXPERIENCING it.  How can we truly understand love without first understanding what it means to lose it?  What is it really like to be rich, if we have never experienced being poor.

Our lives are made up of Choices we have made and continue to make every single day.

Because we are God’s children, that means we too hold the power of creation.  Now I know some of you reading this may disagree, or find this hard to accept because we have been raised to believe differently. But I ask you to please just sit with that for a moment.  Breathe. See if it resonates with you on some level.

I’m hoping that most of you are rejoicing at this news!  Yes, you are powerful! Yes, you have the ability to Create!  No, it’s never to late to turn things around!

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But it will take some work.  Our subconscious mind is always on the go and we have to pretty much “reprogram” it and BE CONSCIOUS of our thoughts.  But How do we do it??

We all know about the book The Secret and the Law of Attraction.  I think people get frustrated because they have done the affirmations and nothing seemed to change.

But what are YOUR thoughts inside your head telling you on a regular basis. What is the thought behind the thought?

Do you believe money is in fact easy to attract or do you actually BELIEVE money is hard to come by.  How were you raised feeling about money?  Do rich people seem shallow and cold to you?  If someone has a lot of money, is it because they must have a job that squashed everyone below them in order to gain them success?

If you aren’t living the life you always dreamed of right now, how about you make some small changes.  What if you can reprogram your mind and thoughts and start creating the things you want in life.  It’ll take a bit of work and that’s ok.  It’s ALL an Experience!

The shortest path to creating a life you want is to live in Joy.  Do MORE of the stuff that brings you Joy!  JOY is a HIGH vibration and when we experience it, we are tuning into that frequency of the Universe and will attract more of what we want.

We may not be able to control everything that happens to us in this life. But we do control how we react to it.  Was that a “bad” experience?  Or was it a blessing; teaching you about Who You Really Are.  I believe the hardships we experience leave scars.  But I say wear those scars proudly like any good Warrior.

Live in a perpetual state of Gratitude.

If you would like to learn some tools and rituals I have been using to bring more Joy and Abundance (yes, that includes money) into my life, then please click this link.

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Full Moon Reiki Cleansing

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The November Full Moon is known as the Frost Moon or the Beaver Moon. Traditionally this is the time of year beavers are gathering supplies in preparation for the upcoming winter.
 
The Full Moon is the best time to release anything that no longer serves your highest good. On this night I will be performing a cleansing ritual using Distance Reiki and healing to help you release old habits, worries, stresses, negative thoughts, patterns and relationships.
 
When you participate you will receive:
 
* A Distance Healing to help remove any toxic energy from your body ‘s energy field.
* An Intuitive card reading from your guides and angels that will be videotaped and sent to you
* A unique Crystal chosen for you that will be imbued with Reiki energy and energized by the Full moon. You will need to carry it or have it near you for 3 months to help encourage the detoxifying process.
 
In order to participate you must:
 
1) Secure your spot for $40

2) Email me 3 things YOU would personally like to release from your life. Consider habits, thoughts, worries, etc you want to release over the next 3 months.
3) Your mailing address for the personal crystal I will send to you.
 
findbalance@healingwithdawn.com or you can send me a message here as well.
 
Set aside some quiet time for yourself during the Full Moon (even if it’s just 10min) I will let you know when the Reiki energy is being sent to you.I will also let you know when your card reading has been done and what crystal you can expect in the mail.
 
Enjoy this time of reflection and cleansing! Consider taking a bath tonight to assist in the release process.
 
Many Blessings to you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Healing. <3