February 2010 Archives
We are far more
than we allow ourselves to be.
"Second Sight" helps you understand this.
~ Louise Hay
My talented and daring colleague Judith Orloff MD - a UCLA psychiatrist, intuitive healer, and New York Times best-selling author - is a pioneer who bridges mainstream medicine with intuition, energy medicine, and spirituality.
Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting launch of her new book "Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom." A riveting story of her exile between two worlds--intuition and mainstream medicine--SECOND SIGHT reveals Dr. Orloff's journey from an intuitive child, alone with confusing abilities, to an esteemed psychiatrist who comes out of the "intuitive closet" to defy medical taboos. She also teaches you empowering, practical techniques to awaken your own intuitive powers to transform your health and life! (This is the new Three Rivers Press edition.)
Today Dr. Orloff is treating you to an incredible one-time book-launch offer with a special "Act On A Hunch" gift collection from herself and friends Michael Beckwith, Dr. Daniel Amen, Shirley MacLaine and many more. Plus receive Judith's first lesson from her new "Emotional Vampire Course" from the Daily Om!
Purchase the book and receive your special gifts at:
In this book you'll discover
~ Use intuition to "read" yourself and others
~ Open to the magic of synchronicities and déjà vu
~ Remember and interpret your dreams
~ Use intuition to heal yourself
~ Cultivate intuitive empathy without absorbing people's negativity and stress
Here are some wonderful
reviews of Second Sight:
"Second Sight is a page turner, inspiring, controversial." ~ Joan Borysenko PhD
"One of those rare books that has the potential to create shock waves
and revolutions within a profession." ~ Larry Dossey, MD.
"Exceptional! Dr. Orloff is the kind of physician we wish we all had." ~ Caroline Myss
If you'd like to be more intuitive and get beyond your intellect's limitations go here to purchase book and claim FREE gifts:
For more inspiration visit http://www.drjudithorloff.com
P.S. Remember that the entire "Act On A Hunch" gift collection is yours FREE with your book order -- but ONLY when you grab it before the cut-off. Don't miss your chance!
Otherwise, it was a wholly uneventful day except for the flood of birthday wishes on my Facebook wall and a couple of lovely birthday phone calls. The highlight of it all was when Stepdaughter #3 came over and we worked on her scholarship essay. Oh--and another was when I heated my new slippers in the microwave and put them on to toast my feet (thank you, sister Ann!).
It was my own idea not to make a big deal out of birthdays this year, but I'm thinking I'll pronounce next year that a big deal needs to be made. I like a little festivity. When settling into bed the night of my birthday, I like to look back on all the fun I had. I certainly was not unhappy as I went to bed, but neither was I exhilarated from merriment! So I believe I'll create it differently for #57.
One thing I especially enjoyed yesterday was doing some online research about Vilcabamba, Ecuador. I'm a subscriber to The Raw Food World TV Show on YouTube, and raw food gurus Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes Monarch have just gone to Vilcabamba to see their new home at Hacienda San Joaquin that was recently built there. In watching a video of their first visit to their land (last year), I was really taken by the pristine beauty and clear, gentle, yet powerful energy that radiates from it. By doing a little Googling, I discovered that Vilcabamba, known for the longevity of its people, is drawing conscious folks from all over the world who are interested in healthy, sustainable living. It's a veritable paradise. It really got my imagination fired up! I think a little earlier in my Earth journey, I'd have been ready to jump in and move there. As things stand now, a visit may someday be in the cards...
In this shot, you can see how much weight I've lost in my face and neck due to my new food choices. I hope you can see the raw food glow as well! It's been a long, LONG time since I was happy with a picture of me and not even be tempted to Photoshop it! A good feeling...
Since the clinic in Spain, where I fasted for 17 days, not including the 2 days leading into the fast and the 4 days coming out of the fast, I've been eating mostly raw veggies with a few (healthy) cooked items added in to keep me grounded. I'd say I'm at about 75-80% raw at this point and it feels SO good! I haven't been following a rule book--indeed, the whole turning point for me was when I surrendered my healing to my Spirit and committed to following its guidance step-by-step, in the moment.
That was probably the biggest healing factor of all since I had been living as a "house divided" for so long--knowing that I was eating to satisfy my emotions and hide from my real feelings instead of to support my health and honor my body temple. It was the one holdout in my life--the one area I had not truly allowed my Spirit to be in charge of. Finally being willing to allow myself to flow back into alignment with my Spirit and the divine blueprint for my health has freed me in a way that one cannot imagine until one experiences it.
I'm eating lots and lots of salads--and pretty much constantly craving them. While I was fasting, I wasn't craving stuff that most people might crave--I was craving salads! (I believe the fast was pivotal in breaking my addiction to certain things like fats, heavy protein, dairy etc.) In addition to eating salads, I'm drinking them, too! Drinking them?
I've been consuming a preponderance of my greens in "green smoothies." Green smoothies are blended greens of various sorts and fruit, blended in the VitaMix (powerful blender that can blend hard veggies, etc., into liquids very rapidly). Our first favorite (yes, Rick is drinking them, too!) is kale, banana, and strawberries (plus water and flax seeds and a little agave nectar to sweeten if needed). It's hard to believe that is good until you try it! You can't taste the kale--only the fruit.
Our newest favorite green smoothie is a recipe from Victoria Boutenko's book Green for Life. It's spinach, lime, banana, and apples. It tastes like a cross between key lime pie and Margarita mix! Victoria is the "mother of the green smoothie movement." She did research on chimpanzees (because they're the human animal's closest relative) and discovered that their diet is predominantly greens and that they often wrap their bananas in green leaves, thus giving her the idea to make greens palatable by blending them with fruit. Way to go, Victoria! Green smoothies are making a huge difference in a multitude of lives by giving bodies what they need to be healthy in an easily assimilated form. When you break down the cell walls of the greens by blending, you release the nutrients to be effiiciently absorbed. (We don't usually chew long enough to accomplish that!)
So...I highly recommend eating lots of raw veggies, especially green smoothies, but most important, surrendering your eating to your Spirit and watching your amazing transformation unfold as I am!
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By the time you folks read it, I will have read it many more times, as I will be checking over the subsequent typeset versions, combing through, as I am now, to find any errors. You can't just scan over it, you have to really concentrate on it to be sure to pick up things that are not so obvious like little weird typos or odd inclusions and such.
The cool thing is that reading it really immerses one in Easy World. That hasn't just been the case for me, but even the St. Martin's marketing director reported his own EW story that he believes happened just from reading it. While he was reading it through, something worked out for him that everyone involved had said would be difficult, but like magic, it just straightened itself out. He said he hadn't deliberately invoked Easy World, so figures the most likely reason it happened was simply because he'd been reading the book.
I just handed off a bunch of the pages that I've finished going over this round to Rick to go over and he's gone over the book almost as many times as I have, so I'm not the only one benefiting from this process. I won't rush through it because it's too important for that, but I am eager to get it all done so that things can move ahead. I want you to be able to read it and reap the benefits of being "inside the book"!
Today, our little mouse, Christina Aguilera, a.k.a. "Tina," made her transition. I spotted what I thought was her lifeless body, lying on its side looking for all the world like a mouse in rigor mortis on the main floor of their habitat this morning, but when I went to pick her up, I was startled by movement. She was not gone--just on her way. It took her most of the day, but she made the transition sometime in the last couple of hours.
She was our speedy mouse, always streaking from place to place, and the most beautiful little mouse I've ever seen. She was the most skittish of the 3 of them, but in the last few weeks during her decline into old age, she had become less willing to bolt whenever we'd approach. Either she just didn't have the energy, or, what I'd love to believe is that she finally realized we loved her and would never harm her. It was probably the former, but I will go with what makes me feel best!
So now, with Britty and Tina both in Mouse Heaven, there's just Nettie left, and she's been in a more visible state of decline than Tina for months now. While even up till yesterday, Tina was eating round the clock, Nettie has only been dragging herself out of the sock (their haven) for one, maybe 2 meals a day, and hardly eating even then.
They say female mice die of broken hearts when left alone without one of their own. I pray that is not the case for Nettie. I think she's well on her way already, and I do hope she doesn't suffer. Meanwhile, she's the mouse that is most interactive with us and who doesn't mind me picking her up when need be, so in a way, she may be the best candidate for last one standing.
I never expected to love those little creatures so much. I don't think you can measure the size of a Spirit. While Tina weighed mere ounces and her body was tiny, her Spirit was as large as anyone's. I am honored to have been her steward. But I don't think this human heart can handle getting that attached again to creatures that have such a brief life expectancy. My mouse-mom days are drawing to a close. I just hope I can give Nettie what she needs to make her last days comfortable.
An update on my physical transformation is in the works--I just haven't quite gotten it done. Soon!