Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Disassociation through a Relocation





Changing the way we see things as a way of releasing unhealthy attachments is the theme of almost everything I write or teach. For over three decades I have been guiding clients and students to find healing and greater happiness through learning to observe a situation from a   multi- faceted viewpoint. Even my Healing Vacation Retreats  incorporate this tool.  They are held in an environment far different than what most people have experienced.  I use the Caribbean Coast of a 3rd World, or underdeveloped Central American country, Honduras.
Few have understood the critical importance of this change of location strategy more than the late Luther Burbank, known as the Wizard of Horticulture.* Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Darwin’s The Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication, Burbank concentrated on the idea that “organisms when removed from their natural conditions, vary.” Meaning that if a young plant or animal is taken out of its native environment it becomes accepting to influences (or information) of new surroundings, even to overriding its genetics. This is how Burbank was able to develop more than 800 strains and varieties of plants during his 55-year career. Some of these include the Shasta daisy, the Free Stone peach and the Russet potato.
You might be thinking that plants and animals should be more susceptible to subtle energy changes, that we human beings have deep rooted emotional attachments to family, locations, and even names.  Each of these makes disassociation from negative experiences a challenge.   Trying to emotionally transcend a past situation when a location is a daily reminder only creates an emotional rut.  To be open to new information and break free of the rut often takes a jolt. This emotional impact may come on its own in the way of a loss of personal or career relationship, or a physical trauma, even a complete relocation. To me the friendliest jolt is a Healing Vacation.   

When vacation guest arrive at my home and have checked-in with their family or friend, I have them disconnect electronically and step back into a simpler time; one without instantaneous worldwide contact. In most cases guests immediately relax at the thought of being free from the addictive electronic world. Every guest is encouraged to keep a journal during their week to 10 day immersion into this soul reawakening and the changes that take place during their stay. Relaxing, grounding and balancing become so much easier without distractions of familiar habits and past reminders.   

 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rituals and Ceremonies

 
 
Most of the articles I write cover topics related to physical or mental/emotional wellbeing, so you might wonder how a post about rituals and ceremonies could fit here. Yet, it does. The physical world we live in exists in a duality and the 2 worlds influence each other. There is an unseen (spiritual) aspect which acts on or reacts to the 3 dimensional carbon-based portion we are used to. As we become more familiar with this it becomes easier for all manner of wonderful things to happen; dreams are realized and the Law of Attraction makes sense. Expanding belief to a world outside of what can be tasted, touched, and seen allows us to influence positive change in our lives.  
  
Ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms, and funerals are a way of making or fulfilling agreements and promises that exist between us and the other world. Ceremonies are physical acts that unite the two dimensions in a way that supports our spiritual evolution and offers peace to the soul.  Yet, I believe that  marriages, and the covenant they represent, are already made and sealed by the two entering into the union long before they are performed by a governing authority.  The fact that a marriage is a spiritual covenant explains why most divorces are so painful. Energetically they cause a ‘rent in the veil’ (Matthew 27:51) tearing threads of etheric fabric 

Rituals are actions we mortal beings use to influence the energy field in the etheric. Since energy travels in a circular motion, what we send out by way of thought and supported with belief, will return to us. The addition of a physical action helps focus and define our attention.  What we think about grows in intensity. When thoughts are for a positive purpose in our lives, they manifest feelings of empowerment. When fearful or negative thoughts begin to grow, they lead to obsessing which takes over and  begins defining our lives. The only way to STOP this thinking is through action and rituals are action.  
 

Rituals can be simple everyday activities such as pulling weeds, clearing your work desk or a closet.  You might draw a line in the dirt and step over it, write and burn a letter of release and offer the ashes to the wind. I often use a process called casting. The action can have its own benefit in the physical plane such as with the closet cleaning, but what makes it a powerful ritual is the mental intention applied to it.   
 
A ritual can help release negative emotional attachment you may be applying to anything that is bothersome. I have led rituals for people coming out of hurtful relationships, for someone committing to a change in lifestyle  such as in quitting smoking or weight-loss program, or just entering a new decade in life. Rituals are freeing and so any day is a good day to perform a ritual; they give spiritual importance to ordinary activities.   
 

 
If you’d like help in creating a ritual leave a comment here or contact me through my website.  www.MalanaAshlie.com