It’s amazing how a few simple words can mean so much.
I had a patient yesterday who was feeling very despondent because she was in so much pain and she didn’t know which of her ailments were causing it.
This lady has arthritis, fibromyalgia and ME so she has her fair share of problems to cause her pain in so many places. In fact she said the only places that weren't hurting were her elbows.
At the end of her treatment I could see by her face that she was much more relaxed and at peace with herself.
As a healer we all want to help people to the best of our ability, knowing of course that actually it’s not us that does anything, we are all just the instruments. The wonderful healing energy that fills the Universe is there for everyone to use if we are willing and it’s very important for all of us as healers to remember that we on our own can do nothing. But with love in our hearts and a willingness and the patience to want to help, it’s amazing what can be done.
And yesterday for me in its own very simple way, was no exception.
I asked her how she was feeling when her treatment was over and she smiled up at me from my healing couch and said.
“I feel all smiley. I feel all filled up with smiles.”
What a lovely way for her to be feeling, and of course her words put a smile on my face and in my heart.
There was no need for me to ask her if she was out of pain, that actually didn’t matter because she was all filled up with smiles.
What an amazing job I have, being able to put a smile on someone’s tired face may seem a very simple thing to do, it is, but that doesn’t stop it from being very special.
On the days I’m working as a healer my heart is filled with love and a wonderfull kind of magic and I’m often given smiles.
Wow, thank you to the Universe for reminding me.
HI there everyone it’s me again.
Its funny how I seem to get different patients with the same problem coming to see me in the same week.
This week two ladies having difficulty sleeping.
In the same week I just happen to be writing about sleeping problems on my blog page. And of course for me there is no such thing as a coincidence.
My first suggestion to them both was the tip I gave you all a few days ago about having a bath in magnesium crystals (Epson salts) and here is my second tip, tried and tested by me.
If you are like me and have Multilpe Sclerosis sleeping can be a problem for a variety of different reasons, so any tip is useful. But of course my tip can be equally used by anyone.
Very few people actually breathe properly and this especially applies to sleep time.
If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, try this.
You need to consciously breathe in deeply through your nose and out through an almost closed mouth. Your out breath should be gentle enough to bend the flame on a candle, but not blow it out.
Try it while your sitting watching the telly, or sitting reading.
In through your nose and out through your mouth.
On the rare occasions that I find my mind is all over the place after I’ve gone to bed, thank goodness I remember what to do. I start my breathing exercise, in through my nose as deeply as I can and out through my mouth and of course I keep doing it. Breathing in deeply is very important.
And the next thing I know it’s morning.
It works for me and if you practise it will work for you.
The reason it works is because our brains need plenty of oxygen to allow our minds to be peaceful and if we don’t breathe properly it simply doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, so we end up tossing and turning all night.
Its got to be worth a try and it won’t cost you anything.
And next time I’ll give you another little tip you can add to this.
Hi everyone it’s me again.
Your going to need to read my last blog to make any sense of this follow on information.
While your lying in bed all snug and warm after your magnesium salts bath (two blogs ago) breathing in deeply through your nose and out through a slightly open mouth (last blog) it would be a really good idea if you used your mind to take you to a very special place. A place of peace and calm just for you.
Please let me explain.
If I could wave a magic wand and transport you to the place of your dreams, where would you like to go?
It could be anywhere. The top of the highest mountain. On a beautiful white coral beach, as you watch the sun setting over the aqua blue sea. Or even up above the earth as you float on a pure white fluffy cloud. There isn’t anywhere you can’t go in your mind, in perfect safety. So find your sanctuary, find your special place and transport yourself.
I’ve had the same sanctuary for many years now, a place of peace just for me.
Your mind is a very powerful tool, so use it.
Instead of lying in bed tossing and turning and worry about not being able to sleep, transport yourself, it won’t cost you anything.
Rememebering that I'm no Spring chicken and I've had MS for 54 years, I have managed to accumulate quite a lot of usefull helpful tips over the years.
All tried and tested by me.
I would like to point out that my first tip can be used by anybody, you don’t have to have MS to benefit by it, It’s especially useful for babies and young children.
We all know that sometimes it’s difficult for us to get to sleep and that can sometimes apply to little ones. Having a soothing bath just before bedtime can help, but what helps even more is to put some magnesium crystals into your bath water.
Trust me, that’s far easier to do than you might think.
Magnesium is well known to help you relax and of course if you are relaxed you have a much better chance of being able to drift away into dream land.
If you have a restless child magnesium can really help to calm, again very soothing before bedtime.
Epson salts - is Magnesium.
I buy Epson salts in bulk from a well known online store, delivered free and it’s quite cheep.
I use it every night in my bath from a couple of scoops to a cupful, just depends how I’m feeling.
It’s soothing and helps make my bath water very soft. And as I’m soaking in the warmth of the water, my body is absorbing the magnesium. So by the time I’m ready for bed I drift away relatively easily.
It’s got to be worth a try for you if you have difficulty sleeping.
Espson salts is Magnesium, and our bodies all need it. So if you don’t take magnesium tablets let you skin absorb it by having a soothing bath in it, and have a wonderfully relaxing soak.
Blessing from me for now.
Sorry I’m a bit late in blogging but I’ve had a few very busy days, my family have all been home to stay for a long weekend. We’ve all had a great time. The weather was lovely so we were able to be outside in the garden in the sunshine. Lots of cooking for me of course to feed all eight of us, but no clearing up. My family are all good at helping and they did. I have had great fun with my grandchildren playing in the garden, and all the grown ups love playing board games into the early hours ( and we did). So it's been a wonderfully fun weekend.
They have all gone now and the house is very quiet. (Lovely.)
Peace at last.
Now I can get back to writing my blog.
I don’t know if you ever have days when your mouth isn’t connected to your brain? (I often have them).
Well, I had one again the other day.
I had two patients booked in last week for their treatments. A mother and daughter. They are both lovely and I always look forward to seeing them.
When I opened the door to them the first thing I did as they came into my home was give each of them a hug and mum then said.
I’ll Just go to the loo before my treatment.
Now I was about to say to them both, but I turned to direct my words to the daughter ‘ You can go out into the garden and sit in sunshine (it was a beautiful day) or you can go into the conservatory. Or you can go into the lounge while I give mum her treatment.’
That’s what I wanted to say, that’s what I meant to say.
But that’s not what came out of my mouth.
I said with conviction, and I promise the whole sentence came out of my mouth without a glimmer of a smile. “You can go and sit on the toilet and wait while I give mum her treatment!”
And then my hand went straight to my mouth because I realised what I’d just said.
Daughter looked at me and said. “Have I really got to go and sit on the toilet for an hour?”
And that’s when all three of us burst into fits of uncontrollable giggles.
And we all needed the Loo.
Just another one of my Oops days.