Goal Setting Health

Getting out of Rut

You may be stuck in a self-created, personal development “rut” and not even be aware of it.

Has your total yearly income increased by at least 10%-50% in the last few years?

Have your relationships gotten better in the last few years?

Has your health significantly improved in the last few years?

Are you happier and more positive now than you were a few years ago?

If not, than you may be stuck in a personal development rut, self-created by a set of mystical limiting beliefs you have been led to believe define reality.

As a personal development fanatic I have read well over 1,000 personal development books over the last 15 years. Up until about 9 months ago I thought that my life was progressing along nicely, but then I had a gut check and started asking myself some of these tougher questions I mentioned above.

Belief Mirroring Scam

One of the ways that the personal development books and seminars I was attending were actually hurting my progress, instead of helping me, was through the process of “belief mirroring”.

What is “belief mirroring”?

Basically the process of belief mirroring is to simply take the already existing beliefs of a person and then to mirror those beliefs back to them.

When it comes to personal development books, many books are nothing more that just mirrors. They essentially identify the very specific target market that they want to write for, and they then create a beliefs profile of their target market, and then a book is written which mirrors those beliefs right back at the person reading the book.

The end result is that the person reads the book, realizes that the author BELIEVES in the same BELIEFS that the reader does and a bond is created.

The reader thinks to himself “I love this book! It is amazing! I learned so much. This is a great author!”

However, in reality the reader hasn’t learned a thing. No new beliefs were created. No new cognition’s were discovered. No transformation happened.

All the book did is simply reflect back at the reader all the same beliefs that they already had.

Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself “This book just doesn’t resonate with me. I don’t know why, but I find it hard to read.”

If so, this may be a GOOD THING, not a bad thing.

You see, in order for transformation to happen. In order for us to evolve in our beliefs, we must find books that don’t just mirror our beliefs, but which EVOLVE them.

If a book doesn’t resonate with you, chances are that it is challenging your beliefs. This is a good thing. A good personal development book should challenge your beliefs – and not just mirror back the beliefs you already have.

That doesn’t mean that all personal development books that don’t resonate with you should be listened to either. It just means that your beliefs are being challenged. It is then up to you to see if the new set of beliefs will serve you better than your current set of beliefs.

The trick is to find books that challenge you, your thinking and your beliefs – and then to make decisions as to what information to accept from these books.

I find too many people only read books that “resonate” with them, and that keeps them stuck in their existing set of beliefs.

You are better off reading books that will challenge your thinking and your existing beliefs – if you are seeking to improve your life that is.

Challenge Your Own Beliefs

Take some of your most basic beliefs in a specific area of life and challenge them yourself.

If you are a medical doctor, or a surgeon and you absolutely believe that chiropractic medicine is a scam, and that all “those people” are charlatans, try to challenge that belief. Why not meet with a chiropractor and see their perspective and try their beliefs on for size for a bit to see how they see medicine, healing and what being a doctor is all about.

If you’re a chiropractor who believes that surgery and pharmaceuticals are a scam, why not challenge your beliefs? Why not take a surgeon to lunch and try to understand their set of beliefs. Maybe you’ll learn something.

If you believe that the stock market is a scam, why not challenge those beliefs a bit and see if you can learn something new.

If you believe that the real estate market is a scam, why not challenge that belief?

If you believe that vegetarians are crazy people, why not try to learn a bit about their beliefs? If you believe that people who eat meat are horrible people, why not try to understand their beliefs for a bit?

If you believe Hondas are the best car out there, and you hate Toyotas, why not take a Toyota for a test drive.

By putting yourself through the process of challenging your beliefs, you will learn an incredible amount about yourself and your beliefs.

I’m not saying all of your beliefs will change, or that ANY of them will change. In fact your existing beliefs may even get stronger. My point is that the exercise of challenging your own beliefs is a VERY useful personal development technique.

You’re Holding Yourself Back

You are holding yourself back from whatever you want to achieve in life.

If you are not happy with your health, it is YOU who is holding yourself back. It is not the medical system, or your doctor, or your genes, or your parents, or your insurance company, or your disease, or any other external “thing” out there. It is you.

If you are not happy with your income or the size of your bank account, it is YOU who is holding you back. It is not all the rich people out there, the banks, the governments, the insurance companies, the scammers or anything or anyone else out there. YOU are holding yourself from complete financial abundance.

YOU are holding yourself back from having the best relationships in your life.

It is all YOU.

All of your current conscious and subconscious beliefs and programs that are running through your mind are manifesting the reality you are currently experiencing. YOU are ultimately in control over those beliefs and programs, even if you’re not even currently aware that they exist.

Are YOU Willing to Accept Change?

Are you honestly happy with your progress in the last 2-5 years?

If not, then YOU have to change something in order to experience a different reality.

The only way your life is going to change is if YOU decide to let go of at least some of your existing, limiting beliefs and programs running in your mind.

It is impossible for your reality to shift and transform and change if your beliefs, programs and energetic vibration remain the same.

Something has to change in order for something to change.

Reading books that reflect your limiting beliefs right back to you feels comfortable and safe, but it kills your progress.

Hanging out with people who reflect our limiting beliefs right back to you feels comfortable and safe, but it kills your progress.

Watching TV shows and movies and visiting website on the Internet that simply reflect all your existing limiting beliefs right back to you feels comfortable and safe, but it kills your progress.

Are you ready for change?


Movement Weightloss Tip

Another quick weight loss tip I would like to share is “Bouncing”.

What I mean by bouncing is to get your body moving in some way, shape or form that creates a bouncing motion in the body.

The human body was designed to bounce in a slight up/down motion. The lymphatic system especially relies on this to function properly and without the lyphatic system being engaged it’s very difficult to lose fat and virtually impossible to detox.

Some examples of the bouncing motion are walking, jogging, running, dancing, rebounding, stair climbing, or virtually any sport you can think of.

By getting your body bouncing, you activate the body’s digestive processes and especially the detoxing functions of the lymphatic system.

I did a lot of walking and jogging during my weight loss and I always felt great afterwards and my weight loss results were significantly better than just focusing on diet alone.

It may sound simplistic, but it works.

If you want to lose weight make sure you get your daily dose of bouncing. Even just a few minutes a day are better than nothing.

Most people think that the only type of activity that helps with weight loss is anything that burns a lot of calories but that is not true. Anything that gets the body moving and bouncing is a huge help.


Switching to Salad’s

Today’s weight loss tip relates to salad dressings.

One of the mistakes I have made in the past, when trying to lose weight is to listen to “weight loss guru” advice on salad dressings.

Most weight loss “gurus” out there make a huge deal about choosing low-fat or low-calorie salad dressings.

The challenge is that if you’re not used to eating salads, and your typical meal comes from a fast-food restaurant, eating a salad with a low-fat or low-calorie dressing is going to taste like crap.

Instead, here’s a little secret I discovered…
Bad Dressing, Bad Salad. Good Dressing, Good Salad.

I discovered that when I was trying to use low-calorie or low-fat or just generally “good for you” salad dressings, my salads would taste like crap.

And when your salad tastes like crap, what do you do? You never eat salad.

So instead of trying to shave an extra 10-50 calories off of an already healthy, and low-calorie salad, and making it taste like shit – I instead went out there and found a salad dressing that I actually enjoy!

My favorite lately has been Kraft Three Cheese Ranch dressing. Yes, I know that it is 110 calories for 2 tablespoons of that dressing – however, by choosing a salad dressing that I actually enjoy eating it makes it a lot easier to eat salads on a regular basis.

Also, if you look at the nutritional profile – most of the calories in that dressing come from fat and not sugar which signals your brain to stop eating.

Contrary to what mass media has tried to lead us to believe for decades now, eating fats doesn’t make you fat – it is actually starches and sugars that do that to us.

When we eat fats, we get full faster so we eat less.

It’s not the fat in fast-food meals that makes us fat, it’s all the sugar we eat with it.

Anyway, I won’t go into too much of a discussion on fat vs sugar intake as far as weight loss is concerned, because what I really want to focus on is salads in this post.
Other Ways to Pimp Your Salad

There are so many cool things you can add to a salad to make it taste so much better.

A lot of people who say that they don’t like eating salads make the following two major mistakes:

They think that a salad is made up of lettuce – and that’s it.
They choose crappy, low-fat, low-calorie dressings.

A real salad should be made up a LOT more than just lettuce. Most of the salads that I made during my weight loss were only about 20% lettuce.

Some of the things that I love to add to my salads are:

Red Peppers
Green Peppers
Green Onions
Red Onions
Pumpkin Seeds
Hemp Seeds
Sliced Almonds
Dried Cranberries
Baby Spinach
Sesame Seeds
Flax Oil
Egg Slices
Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Salmon
Steak Slices

The more stuff you add to your salad, the more variety of flavors there will be for you to enjoy. By mixing things up with your salads, you’ll actually ENJOY eating them and not see them as something you eat instead of “real food”.

The bottom line is this.

Forget about trying to eat the “perfect salad”. Instead, learn to make GOOD salads that you’ll actually ENJOY eating.

Every person who wants to lose weight, needs to have at least a couple of salad recipes under their belt that they actually enjoy eating.

I’ve personally got about a half-dozen different types of salads that I like making now and I actually enjoy eating them.

When I’ve had guests over who don’t typically eat salads, I’ve made my salads for them and they were shocked how good they tasted.

If you learn to make good salads, you’ll start to prefer them over a fast-food meal.

That is the bottom line.

It’s not about making a “perfect” salad that has virtually no calories but tastes like saw-dust!

It’s about making a GOOD salad that you’ll actually enjoy eating.


Cutting Calories with Soda Water

After completing my weight loss challenge with Mark Johnson, where I lost over 38lbs in 5 months I have decided to write a number of short weight loss tip articles to share some of the ideas I’ve implemented in my life to help me lose weight.

The first tip relates to replacing your drinking calories with alternatives.

When starting my weight loss challenge, I realized that a lot of my daily calories come from drinking pop (soda), such as Coca Cola and similar products.

Many people think that fruit juices you purchase at the store are better, but almost all juices you buy at the store are full of sugar and they are pasteurized which kills almost all nutrients you would get from fresh fruit.

Coffees and teas, sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners are not good either as they either contain sugar or artificial chemicals/sweeteners.

For years now I’ve been trying to get rid of my pop/soda addiction and replace it with drinking plain water, however it’s not that easy to do as I don’t really like the taste of plain water.

There’s just something about a carbonated beverage when you are really thirsty that tastes good and feels like it’s cutting through the thirst.

When I drink plain water, I don’t get that same feeling.

So what I discovered this time around is a machine from a small company called SodaStream that allows you to make your own carbonated water.

A SodaStream starter kit will set you back about $75 and will allow you to create up to 60 Liters of carbonated water with one cartridge. The refills will only cost you about $18 and will produce 60 Liters of carbonated water.

If you were to replace just 2 cans of pop/soda per day with carbonated water instead, that would shave almost 10,000 calories from your monthly diet which is the equivalent of about 2-3lbs of fat per month.

Some people attempt to save those calories by switching from soda/pop to diet soda/pop but the challenge with diet soda’s is that they are sweetened with artificial sweeteners which do more harm than good.

Here are a couple of articles on why I don’t recommend artificially sweetened beverages:

As Dr. states in these articles, artificial sweeteners like Sucralose and Aspartame can have side effect symptoms ranging from dizziness, blurred vision, depression and weight gain in the short term to who knows what kind of long-term side effects on the body if you continue to use them long term.

For this reason I would highly recommend staying away from any kind of “diet” products.

I really like my SodaStream machine and I love drinking the carbonated water. My only complaint against SodaStream as a company is that their flavor packages are artificially sweetened. This is why I don’t recommend purchasing them.

Of course you can flavor your carbonated water yourself by simply squeezing some lemon into it or other natural flavors or even adding in some freshly squeezed juice you made.

The easiest thing to do, however, is to just simply drink carbonated water with no flavor.

At first, the lack of flavor and lack of sugar in the carbonated water may taste weird (bad) to you, but after you drink it for a few days it will actually start to taste really good.

This is one of the little “secrets” I’ve been using during my weight loss – drinking carbonated water instead of pop/soda or any kinds of juices.

You cut out a LOT of calories from your diet with this very simple change and once you get used to the water, you will start to prefer it to sweetened juices and drinks.

Even if you continued to eat exactly what you’re eating right now, just by switching from 2-3 cans of soda/pop/juice to carbonated water you could cut 20-36lbs of fat from your body in just one year!

Goal Setting Health

Eating Healthy & Gaining Wealth

Yesterday I sat down to think about my goals to lose weight, get fit and healthy.

One of the things I was thinking about is all the different diets and programs I’ve worked on for the past 10 years, and I noticed a really interesting pattern.

While listening to my training a few weeks ago, Kevin Trudeau was talking about how manifesting abundance in our lives starts directly with our DNA.

Our DNA either vibrates with the energy of “abundance” or “lack”.

The elite wealthy class in the world are essentially born and raised with a vibration of “abundance” which is why it is so easy for them to attract wealth.

In the past, people believed that DNA (genetics / blood) was something that we were born with and that couldn’t be changed.

One of the greatest secrets discovered by Napoleon Hill while doing his commissioned study of the wealthiest people at the turn of the century was that ultra-wealthy people had different thinking compared to poor people.

That is why his classic book “Think and Grow Rich” is titled “THINK and Grow Rich” and not “WORK HARD and Grow Rich” or “BE SMART and Grow Rich” etc.

Napoleon Hill also discovered, however, that the vibrational frequency of our DNA is not static.

He discovered that by changing our thoughts and beliefs we can actually affect the vibrational frequency of our DNA and thus “re-program” it for abundance at will.

This discovery was removed from his books (including Think and Grow Rich) prior to publishing as people like Henry Ford thought it was too powerful of a “secret” to share with the general public.

After all, if people knew this and consciously applied themselves to changing their DNA “vibration” from vibrating with “lack” to “abundance”, who would work in his factories?

Even today, most people still believe that DNA is something that is static and unchangeable. Most people live with the false belief that they are “victims” of their DNA/Genetics, when in fact science itself has proven that this is not the case.

The work of Dr. John Henderson in particular has demonstrated that our DNA is constantly in a state of change and is dependent on our beliefs.

Change your beliefs – and your DNA changes. This is science, not New Age theory.

Cellular Abundance and Our Ability to Manifest

Kevin Trudeau further talks about how the foods we eat, the water we drink and the drugs we take affect the vibrational frequency of our DNA.

Essentially, the healthier our cells and our DNA, the more powerful it is at manifesting our desires.

The more you cleanse your body of impurities and the more you feed it healthy, nutritionally abundant food and water, the more your body becomes a magnet for abundance in your life.

I started thinking about this last night while looking back over the last 10 years of personal experimentation with diets, nutrition, working out, running, getting fit, etc.

I wanted to see if there was a correlation between me improving my state of health, and any improvements in my ability to manifest what I wanted.

What I realized is that there was a huge correlation between the two.

For example, I have been wanting to purchase a larger home on acreage in a quiet, beautiful setting ever since I graduated from high school. It’s always been a dream of mine to have a 3-5 acre lot where I could “spread out” and not have next door neighbors 10 feet away from me.

However, purchasing a property like this was not on my “radar” at all in January 2007. It just wasn’t financially feasible yet at that time, even though I had set that as a dream goal for a long time.

In January 2007, however, I started an exercise plan where I decided to run on my treadmill for 30 days straight for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Nothing huge, but it was a start to getting fit.

Around the same time I also applied to Academy here to take their Nutrition diploma courses.

Before I even finished my 30 Days of running on the treadmill every day for 30 minutes, I manifested an opportunity to purchase the 5-acre property that I live on today.

In fact, one of the reasons I ended up stopping my exercise regime after the 30 days is because my whole life turned upside down as I had to pack everything (including my gym equipment), move to my new place, and then spend several months renovating my old place preparing it for sale, while at the same time building a new fence around a smaller portion of my 5-acre property.

Anyone who has ever put up a fence around an 800 foot perimeter of a property that’s not on level ground that was largely uncleared of trees and brushes will understand that this is no easy task on the body.

Building the fence replaced my work out routine.

But since building a fence is not something that is easy to build a habit around, after the fence was built I stopped working out.

Another example happened in November 2007.

In November 2007 I took my Blogging “career” more seriously and wanted to find a way to be able to replace the income from my 10+ year long corporate job with an online income from home.

I made very small progress in December, January and February but it wasn’t until April 2008 that circumstances took a huge, quantum leap towards getting me out of my job and working on my own.

So what happened between February and April 2008?

Well, in March 2008 I started another nutritional improvement plan. I was following the pH Miracle diet program and working on reducing my weight.

I was following the plan, when in early April 2008 everything turned upside down again. I put in my notice to train my replacement at my corporate job so that I could formally quit as of Dec 31, 2008.

I had exactly 9 months to replace my 6-figure income from my corporate job with my Blogging / Affiliate Marketing business. I stopped focusing on health/nutrition and I started focusing on that instead. After all, just one year earlier I had purchased a 5-acre property which relied on my 6-figure income to pay the mortgage.

In February 2009 I started doing the P90X program, and within 58 days of starting I also manifested several major business changes to my affiliate business that required my immediate attention. I couldn’t “afford” to spend 2h/day working out like I did for the previous 58 days on the P90X program.

At the end of September 2009 I once again started another health improvement program. Within about 30 days of starting that I had manifested several major life changes and had my main Google Adwords account banned for promoting affiliate offers (along with about 100,000 other affiliate marketers around the world).

Once again I had to re-invent my business model and evolve to the next level as my income went from around $9,000/m down to $0/m overnight when Google banned my account. Of course this turned out to be a huge blessing later on as it forced me to explore totally different business models of making money which are way more aligned my True Self. However, once again, I had to put my “health program” plans aside to focus on re-building my income as quickly as possible.

In March 2010 I started my first weight loss challenge, which ended. At the end of this challenge I didn’t manifest any major changes, but I did go through some major shifts in perspective around the same time when I took my in May and my income did go up around that time as well.

In October 2010 I did a weight loss challenge, which ended. During that period of time I manifested a major advancement in one of my businesses that once again improved my income but caused my schedule to be ultra busy for a few months starting in January 2011.

In April 2011 I did the 21 Day Challenge – which manifested in me winning a $5,000 fitness package.

In May 2011 I started my second Weight Loss Challenge, which ended. Once again, by the time the challenge was over I had manifested becoming aware of the I once again manifested massive (financially positive) changes in one of my businesses, and I started my businesses around the same time.

It took me until February 2012 to get caught up with at least some of the changes in my businesses before I could start focusing on my health again.

Seeing the Pattern

These summarized examples don’t do the actual events that transpired justice. It would take a 20,000 word Blog post to go into enough detail to describe the things I’ve manifested each and every time I started a new “get healthier” program.

Also, I’m only referencing back to 2007, but I’ve looked through my journals and this pattern has been around in my life for over 10 years.

It seems that every time I improve the health of my body, my ability to manifest my desires and to attract new levels of abundance skyrockets!

This is exactly in line with what Kevin Trudeau teaches.

I realize now that in order to manifest abundance in our external world, we must first take care of the abundance felt by each and every cell in our body.

In the last three days I have been bathing the cells of my body with clean, healthy, pH balanced water, and an abundance of ultra-healthy nutrients found in my shakes and cleansers.

Compared to the crap I’ve been eating for the past few months, I am now feeding my body and each and every cell a full spectrum of abundant nutrients and clean water.

I believe that as my body cleanses the toxins and impurities currently stored in my fat cells and vital organs, each and every cell of my body will start to vibrate with an energy of “abundance” at a much higher level than they are right now.

I also believe that this will once again mean that my “Manifesting Abilities” will skyrocket.

Chances are that this will mean that within a short period of time I will once again manifest an even bigger and more abundant life externally, as my cells begin to vibrate with more abundance internally.

Changing the Pattern

Now that I am aware of the pattern, I’m hoping that this time around – when I manifest the next “big change” in my life – whatever that may be, I will be able to stick to my plan of eating healthier and cleaner throughout the change, realizing that my health and diet are a huge part of the reason why I manifested that “big change” in my life in the first place.

If I am right about this, then I’m almost scared to even imagine what kind of abundance I could manifest in my external world if I continued to eat clean and healthy and stay fit for a longer period of time than just a few weeks prior to going back to eating crap like I have in the past.

I’m really curious to see what happens next.

What About Reverse Abundance

One other thing I’ll mention here that I was thinking about.

If feeding our cells an abundant supply of healthy nutrients and clean, pH balanced water helps us to attract and manifest abundance in our external world – what happens if we do the opposite?

What if, for example, we feed our body things which are poisons such as pharmaceutical drugs, artificial sweeteners, chemicals, pesticides or even alcohol and recreational drugs?

What does that do to our ability to manifest?

Well, by doing that we end up manifesting lack in all it’s many manifestations – such as financial lack, disease, relationship issues etc.

If you are feeding your body poisons, your cells will vibrate with lack, and you will manifest lack.

It’s often not easy to see this pattern, but if you have been manifesting a bunch of “crap luck” lately or just general “lack” in your life – take a look at how the cells in your body are doing. Are you bathing them in an abundance of nutrients or are you flooding your body with pills, artificial sweeteners, stimulants and nutritionally dead foods?


Spiritual Connection

Besides spending the holiday’s with my wife and meeting my friend Jamesin person, one of the other reasons I traveled to the Maritimes was to meet and get – a very powerful energy healer/psychic who lives in New Brunswick.

Both my friend James and my wife have had Healing with Jeremyand highly recommended it. Well, actually my wife insisted that I get the healing while I’m out here, and I’m glad she did.

What is Spiritual Connection?

I’m not an practitioner, so I don’t know too much about S.A.C. and how it differs from other forms of energy healing such as for example Reiki.

In the past, before jumping into something like this I would do research and try to learn all about it before trying it out. The challenge with that, however, is that it limits you to experience only those things which the mind can understand based on it’s current level of awareness.

Instead, in this case I just decided to get the healing without really understanding anything about it.

What I do know is that the treatment process is that it is a form of energy healing similar to Reiki. The treatment Jeremy offers involves five sessions.

I am sure the healing and treatments are different for every person, but in this post I just want to describe my experiences with getting the healings and treatments.

My First Healing

The healing started off similar to a Reiki healing. I lay down on Jeremy’s healing table ( standard Reiki/massage table ) and closed my eyes while Geoffrey went to work.

It’s not easy to describe what I experienced in words, but I’ll try my best. I’m sure everyone has a different experience.

One of the first things I noticed is that Jeremy moves the energy around a LOT. Meaning, unlike a standard Reiki healing where energy is “channeled” into one area of the body at a time, what I felt was that the energy was moving around all around me and as far as I could tell (my eyes were closed) all around the room.

The most interesting thing I remember from my first healing session was that at one point it felt as if Jeremy was “pulling” out “bad” energy from my body. In my mind’s eye I saw him standing next to me and literally pulling “crap” energy out of my chest.

I’m not a smoker, and I’ve never smoked in my life, but it felt as if he was pulling dark smoke out of my chest. That’s the best way I can describe it.

Near the end of the healing I also felt as if I was able to breathe deeper with my lungs. Almost as if my lung capacity doubled somehow. It was weird.

When the healing was over, I sat up and I felt really light. Not lightheaded, but just very light. As if I had lost weight or as if I had helium balloons pulling up on my body.

I remember telling Jeremy that I felt as if I had been breathing with only half of my lungs all my life. I have never had any problems with my lungs, but that’s just how it felt to me – as if I was now breathing with twice the lung capacity.

My Second Healing

My second healing was similar to my first one, except more powerful. It felt as if Geoffrey was working on my lungs again.

I can’t really explain how, but I wasn’t really in control of my breathing. I know that sounds weird, but my lungs were breathing in and out on their own. I’m not referring to just breathing in and out automatically like our lungs do all the time.

What I’m referring to is my lungs breathing in really deeply, and the air moving up and down my lungs from the lower lungs to the middle lungs to the upper lungs all on their own. I know it sounds weird, but my mind was not “in control” of my breathing.

As Jeremy moved around the room and did his thing moving the energy around I kept feeling the energy moving up and down between my abdomen and my upper lung area. At one point my lungs just breathed in what felt like the deepest breath of my life, and then they just held it there for what seemed like minutes.

Then when my lungs were totally full of air and felt like there was no more room left for any more air, I felt the energy pushing me to breathe in even deeper and it felt like my lungs expanded again. Just when I thought there was no more room, they breathed in even more.

By the time the healing was over and I sat up, I felt as if my upper body was floating.

My Third Healing

My third healing was similar to the first two. Once again my body was doing it’s “breathing thing” and I was used to it by now. By this time my lungs felt great.

The big thing in my third healing was that after I felt the energy moving up from my abdomen to my lungs, this time if felt as if Jeremy moved it up through my throat chakra.

It’s not easy to explain the feeling, but much the same way as I felt my lungs opening up in the first two healings, in this healing I felt my throat totally opening up.

It’s as if all my life I’ve been breathing through a straw and now I was breathing through a 4-inch pipe. I’m not saying that physically my throat was previously constricted like that. That’s just what it felt like – energetically.

After the healing I told Geoffrey that it felt to me as if he just totally opened up my throat chakra. He just smiled and nodded.

My Back-to-Back Treatments

After my three healings were done, it was time to move onto my two back-to-back treatments.

The first one was yesterday and was rather “gentle” compared to the previous healings. I still felt my body doing it’s “breathing thing” and such, but it didn’t feel as if so much stuff was going on.

At one point though I felt as if my body was floating above itself. It’s as if I was doing astral travel or something. My body felt as if it weighed nothing and was just floating there, several feet above the table. Then it felt as if it gently “fell” back into itself.

The whole time I was just allowing whatever was happening to happen without trying to judge or interfere. I was just present and curiously observing.

My second and last session was today. It was much more intense in comparison to yesterday’s session. Once again, I really felt the energy moving up and down my body from my abdominal area up through my lungs and back down.

I would feel my lungs breathing in very deeply and then holding the air/energy up around my upper chest and then breathing out after what felt like a few minutes. Then I would feel my lungs breathing out all the way and holding themselves empty for what seemed like a few minutes before breathing in again.

I should mention that none of this was ever uncomfortable in any of the sessions. On the contrary it felt very peaceful and comfortable.

After I felt the energy moving up from my abdomen to my upper chest/throat area, all of a sudden I felt the energy moving up to my third eye, then my crown chakra and then above. I actually felt my awareness shifting out of my body and up to about a foot above the top of my head. I actually felt my head slightly tilt by itself as if I was looking up, except of course my eyes were closed.

What was interesting is that while I felt my energy/awareness moving up to that level, I felt as if my awareness left my body. I was no longer aware of the breathing in my body. I was still in my body, but it’s as if my awareness was above the body. When I say “above” I guess I mean behind the table since I was lying down.

Then, I felt as if my awareness/energy slowly came down to the area between my third-eye and crown chakra and then the session ended.

What I Learned

I found the whole experience very enlightening.

I’ve never actually felt “energy” moving around my body like I did during my sessions. It was also really interesting to experience the way energy and breath are interconnected.

I can’t wait to get back home and to experiment with some of this stuff. I feel like I’ll be able to use breathing and meditation to “play” with energy at a much higher level than I’ve ever done before.

I’m also a lot more drawn towards energy healing now as well. I think it’s time for me to get my Reiki Level II and jump into other energy healing modalities.

I think I’m also going to find some energy healers in the area and get healings on a regular basis. Right now I feel like my energy is very high, and I want to keep it at this level and even push it to go higher.