Muscle testing is an excellent technique for gaining access to your subconscious mind and discovering more profound truths. I have been doing muscle testing for a while and recently did that for Diary Queen ice cream. I did a muscle test to see if this ice cream was good for me and I got a solid no. I first established a yes and no muscle test, and then held the ice cream in front of my body and the test said a clear no. My arm was weakened, stating a no. I knew this ice cream was terrible but I ate it anyway because I had already bought it. I will not choose that brand in the future. I researched muscle testing online and found this guy. Here is an excellent video on how to do your own muscle test.
If I could redo my degree I would study neuroscience. I love reading about the mind and especially the subconscious mind.
95% of your thoughts, deeds, emotions and mental processes result from subconscious cognitive processes. You may not be mindful of your subconscious mind's constant background activity. The subconscious mind is often called the unconscious mind, where all the memories of everything you have ever done are kept. As a result, it affects your responses to situations, which may explain why you are shy, passive, overeat, or develop an addiction. On the plus side, your subconscious mind impacts things like your motivation, self-assurance, success, happiness, optimism, and other traits. The key is using your consciousness to positively influence your subconscious thoughts. Learning how to use the two together is a powerful tool.
I love this book. It is a bit worn out but it significantly impacted my life. Stella seemed to like it too.
There's a lot of evidence that walking can help you live longer, but did you know that brisk walking can also reduce the risk of heart failure?
Brisk walking is defined as a pace that makes you breathe harder than normal and leaves you sweating. It's pretty close to a jog, and it can be done outside or on a treadmill.
The benefits of brisk walking include:
Reduced resting heart rate
Increased lung capacity
Improved blood pressure levels
One study found that people who walk briskly for at least 6 hours every week have a 56% lower risk of developing heart failure than those who don't take any regular exercise at all. The study also showed that people who walk for less than an hour each week have about half the risk of developing heart failure compared to those who don't exercise at all.
We all know that deep breathing is good for us. It helps us calm down, focus, and even sleep better. But have you ever taken the time to think about what your breath is doing physically?
How we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide affects our cells and organs in important ways. Breathing deeply and slowly allows our blood to flow through our system more efficiently—which means more oxygen gets delivered to where it needs to go!
But here's why this matters: when you're stressed out or anxious, your body experiences many chemical changes, including increased blood pressure and heart rate. Those changes can damage cells and affect how they work together. But when you practice deep breathing regularly, those harmful effects are reduced because your body has an easier time maintaining its natural rhythm.
So next time you're feeling stressed or anxious, take a few moments to just breathe deeply for yourself—it'll help keep your mind clear and your body healthy!
There is a reason why I am talking a lot about sound therapy. It has to do with alcohol and drinking. I've been drinking all my life, more or less. And, of course, more since the lockdowns happened. That glass of wine became my best friend, and I never thought I could ever give it up if I tried until now.
Recently, I've found an alternative to drinking that is better than drinking itself: sound therapy. I have tuning forks, crystal sound bowls and a gong that I use on myself and others. I am offering group sound therapy, one-on-one and mobile services.
Sound therapy involves listening to certain types of music while you relax or meditate. The theory is that the vibrations in the music/sound help keep your brain calm and relaxed, ultimately leading to better sleep and more energy throughout the day. In my case, it helped me stop drinking. I have not touched alcohol for two months and plan to go without it for six months.
I know it sounds boring and I miss my friend but long-term this is the best choice for me. It became a nuisance and I did not want to continue this friendship with alcohol. I had to replace the vino with a great cup of tea at night. It works! But I had to have tune-ups for this to happen.
I started my sound therapy journey in 2013 when I purchased tuning forks and continued adding to my collection. I've been super focused on doing sound therapy for the last six months, which has changed my life.
Some days I look around my place and I can't breathe. Then I realize I have to do a fast decluttering around me. As I get older, I want to get rid of things, not buy more stuff, which makes it easy to stay no thanks when I see something I want to buy. Well, I just bought some exercise equipment, so maybe I am not doing that great yet.
Here are some tips on how to stay grounded:
-Go for a walk in nature. This one sounds obvious, but it helps clear your head and get back into the moment. You'll also get plenty of endorphins from exercising outside, which makes for a happy body and mind!
-As I mentioned: Get rid of clutter. Clutter has been shown to make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out, leading you down a dangerous path toward anxiety or depression. By getting rid of physical clutter (and maybe even emotional clutter), you'll free up space in your home—and even your mind—to be more calm and relaxed.
-Meditate! I am doing walking meditations several days per week. Walking in meditation involves more than just leisurely strolling. This exercise is about being conscious of your body and the physical sensations as you move, keeping in mind that you are practicing being as mindful as possible. Our bodies and minds are firmly anchored in the present while our eyes are open.
Take note of your thoughts and moods and the many bodily sensations that arise as you walk. Take note of these mental happenings and return to the practice of walking. No need to compile a list, analyze, accept, or reject anything. When you walk, try not to be stiff or mechanical. Go with the flow; just stroll naturally, with an open heart.
Did you know that your body language can convey a lot about how you feel? Changing your physiology changes and transforms your feelings. Your energy is heavier and travels downhill if you are hunched over and looking down. You can move your energy up and forward by lengthening your body and sitting or standing as though you have a lot of enthusiasm and confidence. This can be used for manifestation as well. If you wish to manifest anything, alter your body language to sit or stand as though you've already received it. That will modify both your feelings and the way you channel your energy.
Your mind may start thinking more creatively and in ways that align with what you want due to this subtle adjustment. When our physiology is low, our mind is less creative. We are more likely to dwell on our past, worries, and fears when we slouch or look down-sending the energy to a lower level. However, when we are tall and self-assured, we move our energy upward and forward, which naturally causes our minds to start thinking about things above our typical state of consciousness and propels us toward more power, inspiration, and creativity.
Shakti Gawain, Living in the Light author. How I love thee!
I was picking up this book again. I have two of them and asked the book for guidance. Then I randomly opened the book and this was the chapter: Chapter 13-talking about rescue and victim consciousness. I needed to read about this again as I still struggle with the rescuer mentality. I have always been busy trying to rescue others and wanting to save the world. "If I don't take care of others, they will leave me" was a mantra I adopted early in my life. It is a lifelong learning experience trying to get rid of this. As the book states too, I realize it is difficult to change old caregiving patterns. Thoughts surface, such as: "Do I really deserve to spend time on myself? What will happen to people that need my help?" I am transforming this situation and I have stronger boundaries today. I will not settle for less than I deserve. Love and light!
Letting go is the first step to moving forward.
When you're feeling stuck, trying to hold on and figure out what went wrong is natural. But this wastes a lot of time and energy—it won't help you get unstuck.
We all need to sustain and improve the life we may have previously taken for granted because of how drastically our world has changed. When you're feeling stuck and frustrated with your life, it can be hard to know what to do next. You might feel like there's just no way out—you might feel like everything is too much for you to deal with. And sometimes, letting go is exactly what you need to do to move forward. Letting go doesn't mean giving up or quitting altogether. It means making room for new experiences and opportunities that will help bring joy into your life again!
I have used the Sedona method for years. I started following Hale Dwoskin in 2009, reading the book and listening to his seminars. I think this method is hands down the best strategy for letting go. I recommend that you research or YouTube this method as it could be too comprehensive to talk about in one paragraph.
Let me know what you think about this method!
Sleep is one of the most important parts of our lives. When we relax, we let the brain find solutions to our problems. But what if there were a way to make this process even better?
Sleep sound therapy aims to provide the perfect environment for sleep by helping you get the proper levels of light, noise, and temperature. This is important because your brain needs all the help it can get when trying to drift off into dreamland!
The idea behind sleep sound therapy is that it creates a space where your body can fall asleep quickly and comfortably. It uses sound in three ways: white noise, vibration, and music (if you want). These three types of sound are combined to create a soothing environment for falling asleep that won't interrupt your deep slumber. There are so many sleep sound therapy choices on YouTube-check it out! I am using my own tuning forks, crystal bowls and gong when I need a tune-up. I am offering Tune-up and go services for anybody interested in trying it out.
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, or just plain tired?
If so, you're not alone. You're likely experiencing the effects of emotional imbalance—and it's time to get some help.
Emotional balance is not just about how you feel inside; it's also about how your body responds to external stimuli. If you're in a constant state of fight-or-flight mode, your body will be constantly flooded with cortisol—the hormone that helps us deal with stress—which can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer.
Sound therapy has been used for thousands of years to heal ourselves from physical and emotional ailments. By using sound vibrations to influence our energy levels and overall well-being, we can achieve emotional balance without taking medication and using other substances that may not be good for you long-term. Sound therapy can help relieve stress, reduce inflammation (which can lead to chronic pain), boost immunity, improve sleep quality and memory recall capabilities—the list goes on! It's time for YOU to give yourself the gift of sound healing today! Check in with me to discuss sound healing services and let's start your journey to feeling better.
Have you ever heard of ocean healing? It's a type of therapy that uses the power of nature to help you heal.
Ocean healing is all about the connection between the Earth and us. It's about feeling connected to the natural world and knowing that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. It also has a lot to do with understanding how our health is affected by what we eat and drink and much more.
Ocean healing is a fantastic way to boost your stress levels and reduce anxiety, which can be significant factors in depression and other mental disorders. It's also great for relieving physical or emotional pain and improving overall physical fitness levels.
You can connect with the ocean through meditation or yoga, but one of my favourite ways is through music! You can listen to the ocean while sitting at home—or even listen on your headphones while driving!
Sometimes I listen to an audiobook while walking by the ocean. Yes, I know. I am spoiled living where I live and it is taking my breath away daily.
Sound therapy is a type of treatment that uses the healing power of sound. It's often used to treat disorders like tinnitus or stress, and it can be used as part of a larger holistic approach to health and wellness. Sound therapy can include a variety of different sounds, such as chanting, singing, or even just listening to your favourite music.
Sound therapy isn't a new concept—people have been using sound as medicine for millennia! Ancient cultures like the Greeks and Egyptians believed that certain sounds could ward off evil spirits and heal illness. The earliest known use of sound therapy was in ancient Greece, where people believed that playing music would help them get healthy. In fact, one Greek philosopher named Pythagoras thought that the world was made up entirely of numbers—and thus everything in it could be expressed by numbers: including musical notes!
It's no secret that the health industry is booming. From the rise in homeopathic remedies to the explosion of CBD products, more and more people are looking for ways to improve their overall wellness. But how can you tell if a treatment is legitimate?
There are plenty of options out there, but they all have one thing in common: they're backed by science. Some of these treatments include sound therapy, light therapy, and something called neurofeedback. All of these treatments help to balance your body's systems so that it can heal itself—and they all work! Sound therapy uses music with specific frequencies to encourage healing; light therapy uses bright or coloured lights; and neurofeedback uses sensors on your head to measure brain activity and encourage healing in specific areas.
Sound therapy is especially popular because it has been shown (through studies) that listening to certain types of music can aid in improving sleep quality and reducing stress levels as well as increasing energy levels! Light therapy works similarly—you can either use a special lamp or wear glasses with lenses that filter out harmful blue light from your environment (which is often emitted from computers).
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!