A dog is for life, not just for Christmas - right now that that is made clear, let's get on with the groovy reasons my dawg came into my world.
As you probably know, my ticker had a hissyfit 18 months ago and my robust physical strength evapourated overnight. I was no longer able to dance all night or heave straw and hay bales about like they were tissue boxes - I was left as weak as a kitten.
I had to start with being able to hang the washing out on the line without getting puffed out and feeling weak in my arms and dragging myself back to the sofa. Then after about six months I was able to go back to my regular yoga class and take it gently.
I think I was just getting strong again when we went into Lockdown in March and although I continued with yoga online and tried dancing around the house a bit, it wasn't cutting the mustard. I toyed with the idea of getting a dog but being a mad cat woman I dismissed it as a bad idea several times but the thought kept returning - "My Soul is trying to tell me something" I thought! "It's time to get cardiovascularly fit and strengthen my heart muscle!
I had a mad idea of getting a Dachshund as the ones in this YouTube video were just darling and made me laugh and laugh! But reality said no. A friend put a prospective female forward but nope, I just didn't feel a connection.
I met a puppy up for adoption at a local market where I was doing card readings - it was sooooo cute "is it naughty?" I asked ... "VERY" came back the answer. That was a NO then! So on the way home I thought to myself "if I'm going to attract the right companion, I have to create a tick list", so I did. I love Alsatians but he'd have to be a smaller one as my house isn't very big. Not a puppy, well behaved, doesn't chase chickens or cats and love me as unconditionally as I'll love him! My friend was at my place doing some sewing for me when I arrived back and I told her of the puppy .. "you after a dog then? I know one that needs a new home ... he's an alsatian but he's not very big" Wowsa! She took me to see him a day later and it was love at first sight. He put his paws on my shoulders and looked into my eyes and that was that!
Yes he pee'd in the house a few times, and no he didn't come back to me calling him for a few days but with the help of a few friends who are experienced with dogs we got over that REALLY quickly and now he's fab and getting fabbier by the day. He gets me out of the house and walking a good km twice a day and I'm discovering where it is that I've been living for nearly four years! The different sections of riverbeds that I've gazed down as I drive across, the mountain paths I didn't know were literally right on my doorstep, I'm being a part of nature as opposed to viewing it from a tin can with wheels. It's so lovely having a companion and protector.
The fitness aspect is just one of the bonuses he brings to my world as getting out there in the morning lifts my spirits and for a while I forget about the mad world! Of course, being the impatient sort that I am, I'm womdering why I'm not olympic-athlete-fit yet but I'm not starting at zero fitness am I, I'm in minus numbers and have to appreciate that. Great reminder to self in writing this! Thank you Universe for inspiring me to be a scribe this evening!
Cardiologists are obviously scary to me subconsciously and consciously as my heart seems to play up on review days, mainly because I so want to prove a point - that I'm doing really really well naturally - and it has really p*ssed me off because they must think I'm exaggerating or telling porkie pies. Don't get me wrong, there have been some marvellous Cardiology reviews where I've been called their Star patient and a "box of secrets" as they are confounded by my progress. On meditating about that I got the insight that despite me being an extremely honest person (brutally so at times), I have been disbelieved on many Many MANY occasions from the very start of my life, which was perplexing to me. I have no reason to lie, but I could deny being Chinese until I was blue in the face for the first 20 years of my life and point out that I had blonde hair and blue eyes but still just about every kid in school insisted that I was Chinese .... and then I was in sales - need I say more?!, and then I realised I was a Healer and in the late 1990's Reiki was not well known nor recognised. There were the psychic insights I'd get which people doubted accusing me of listening in their phone calls because how could i possibly know that?! ... well I just did and I didn't need to listen in on any phone calls! Then there were events in my life that made me doubt myself for waaay too long .... so all in all, yup, there's a belief I need to shift.
So Vagabond will empower me to believe in myself because I have to in order to direct him kindly and without barking orders at him (did ya like that pun?!) and I will show them that I can get my heart fit - I've confounded them before and I will again and I look forward to my morning walkies as much as he does because I'm a tenacious northern, horsey bird with viking and Border Reiver ancestory - watch this space! .... no, seriously, click on the link and watch ;-) Already I'm realising that there are many more reasons why the universe brought us together ... we have life lesdons to show each other and I'm really looking forward to seeing it all unfold.
Now I think i deserve a biscuit! hahaha! Chihuahua for now! (Ciao for those that didn't get it)
if you are intrigued by the spiritual aspects of this post, then you might like to check out my book "Wakey Wske-Up Rise & Shine" by me ... Linda Jane W, on Amazon ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B086G17C5F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabt1_o1vWFb1M4C544
As mentioned in this fb live video, if you are a daily drinker, it is almost guaranteed that you will have candida overgrowth some of the symptoms of which include: Tired, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia,, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, skin and nail fungal infections, thyroiditis, ulcderative colitis, psoriasis, RA, MS, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, ADHD, brain fog, rashes, eczema, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, depression, UTI's, vaginal / rectal itching, severe seasonal allergies, itchy ears, sugar / carbs cravings.
When you stop drinking, you starve this bacteria and it dies. This is called Candida die-off, the symptoms of which include: fever, chills, muscle aches, weakness, rapid heart rate, vasodilation, skin flushing, rash, reduced blood pressure. - As mentioned in this video, Activated charcoal is awsome to flush toxins out of the system but not at the same time of day as meds.
I became aware of all of this from personal experience about 7 years ago when I pressed the pause button on alcohol for a few years. After ten days I felt unwell and several weeks later I still felt lousy. I went on a Google quest and one page lead to another, which sparked a curiosity and lead to me another and I put the jigsaw together and realised I was in Candida die-off!
It's interesting to note that alcohol actually stresses your body so when you stop drinking, your body will be so much happier for it. Of course there may well be some growing pains so to speak, but stick with it because it is worth it I promise you.
I go into my detail in my book Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine which is available on Amazon and is by me, Linda Jane W.
About a year ago I was prescribed a drug to make my blood vessels more elastic and to strengthen them. This was following a heart attack and heart failure at the tender young age of 52 years old.
I've since been told by both my acupuncturist and my cardiologist that these heart events are highly likely to have been caused by my body's reaction to some sort of a systemic infection as I'm Zen hunny! I eat healthily, do yoga, Reiki and other forms of healing and holistic practices. Of course I'm the first to subscribe to the way of thinking that it was dis-ease of my emotions which was the forerunner to it all and the last year has been a fantastic adventure into those!
Once you've been put on to pharmaceuticals which were deemed essential following that near fatality, it's a scary thought coming off them.
They were indeed pretty essential as I now realise that the backs of both of my legs had tightened up months previous and I now know that I had other signs such as tight abdomen and solar plexus chakra, a rash and my hair and skin weren't as elastic. Where my legs met my torso was so tight it was painful. All I guess were signs that my circulatory vessels were struggling to function before and after the events.
However, I could not consider myself authentic and true to myself as a holistic practitioner, if I didn't convert to a natural alternative as soon as I felt it was safe to do so. I'm now at that point and have researched something called Rutin which is found in plants.
It naturally strengthens blood vessels including capillaries and arteries and makes them more flexible, thus reducing the pressure on the heart by easing circulation. This is a powerful antioxidant and helps the body is to use vitamin c. It helps with brain function is anti-inflammatory and may protect organs of the body and bones whereas the pharmaceuticals have side-effects which can damage organs.
So where can you find this little gem of nature?
Right here ...
It's good to know that we have a choice isn't it. Include these daily as prevention is definitely better than a cure ... take it from one who knows!
Of course I'd stress that this is a tough decision and I'd recommend that any changes that you want to make are done with your medic's cooperation.
I'd love to hear from you and of course my book is available on Amazon to give further insights and inspire you naturally.
I'm realising more by the day as I heal and release old ways. As I decide to react differently to recurring situations because if its returning I haven't got it right and learnt that lesson yet.
I find that as I contemplate why? What am I being shown? What do I need to change within myself?
The result is less stress, less anger, fewer frustrations and irritation is melting away.
Why did I bother to go down this path and release it all? Because I either take pharmaceuticals for the rest of my life because of my heart attack and heart failure to "cope" with life and suffer side-effects including possible severe damage to my organs ... or I change the way I look at life. Change what I attract, change the way I react and then I simply don't need to subdue my mind and my body's hormones.
Life becomes naturally less stressy and so my heart isn't under so much pressure and doesn't need medicating with betablockers. ... It had a hissyfit a year ago and then failed and with a heart function of 17% I wasn't expected to survive. I was discharged from hospital on 6 different medications. Before the whole heart thing I didn't even take painkillers! I was mortified and determined to find another way forward. I declined having my heart electrocuted as I figured I'd ignored her for long enough and it was time to listen, to hear what she was telling me.
It's not easy but to me side-effects are the body's way of stamping it's feet saying "you're not listening to me".
I use Bach flower remedies, The Balance Procedure, crystals, Reiki, meditation, I watch Gaia channel and YouTube. I observe, I take herbs and use foods instead of big pharma. I'm a work in progress and I'm delighted to be on this journey as I have an inquisitive mind.
Each to their own but I don't wish to be a worker bee any more. I've had my nose on the corporate grindstone for 37 years and it's my time now.
I'm not a sheeple type of person. I want to love, be loved, have fun, be creative, let the stuff that isn't me fall away. I don't drink alcohol any more and my psychic gifts are much stronger for it. I can feel the anxiety of social situations ... Or rather I could, as I don't need alcohol any more to loosen up and relax or to get on that dancefloor. I, we, you can do it naturally and feel liberated, free and in the groove with the music and the vibe.
I detail my journey in my book Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine ... available on Amazon. It's insightful, fun, jaw dropping and inspiring. Enjoy.
Until the heart attack last year I was a party girl, quaffing champagne and cava, enjoying a VAT or a vino and dancing and giggling along with everyone else in a squiffy haze.
Then boom, my lifestyle was turned upside down and I was banned from drinking by the cardiologist who said one drink could stop my heart and I'd literally drop dead.
I'd always bounced back from life's challenges with Tiggeresque vigor and this was no exception ... With alot of hard work I hasten to add.
I worked - and continue to work - on the emotional causes of my heart giving me that all mighty Wake-Up call and this blog is part of that emotional quarrying.
Whilst resolving to find and release the emotions, life's events keep setting off deep seated chain reactions that I don't expect.
Recently, I woke up to the fact that the dramas that I experienced as a result of alcohol have left me traumatised and I honestly didn't see that whilst I was part of the party.
This is no sob story, but rather a realisation that I wanted to share as I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
I believe that I've become more and more sensitive to negative vibrations as I'm no longer numbing my own mind, body or spirit with alcohol ... Which is a recognised sedative and painkiller.
My second ex-husband was an alcoholic and during our 15 years together, he gaslit me by lying to cover his tracks, which messed with my head. I was in a constant state of confusion for many years. His words didn't match his actions but he persisted with his lies and blatant disregard for my feelings to the point that I pretty much had a nervous breakdown as I was quite literally driven to distraction by the mixed signals and messages. When I gathered my strength I broke free and divorced him ... and then landed in a rather fun relationship with a fella who turned out to be bipolar.
Frying pan and fire spring to mind!
His mood swings were very evident with alcohol when he'd turn, telling me that he hated the sight of my face and couldn't stand to be in the same room as me. Then he'd plunge into depression as he felt physically ill until a few days later he'd be fun and affectionate until the next time.
I was no angel at times under the influence so I stopped drinking in disgust at myself as I'd snap and shout like a fishwife. Because I was now sober, I'd see why I had been snapping ... The verbal abuse, the ridiculous behaviour, the poor judgement calls, the aggression and I finally understood and forgave myself.
Over several relationships I have been hit over the head with a saucepan, dropped intentionally down the stairs, ordered out of my home in the middle of the night, been threatened, punched and been on the receiving end of drunken rants like you wouldn't believe. I'd had my kitchen window smashed, been pinned down and told I could be headbutted till I had no face left - and yet, being a strong Amazonian woman, the worst thing to me is to mess with my head. To be lied to and told that my intuition was wrong meant my radar needed recalibrating but after having a good rethink, is still be told that I was wrong with lies.
Trust is the solid foundation that all types of relationships are built on and without that you have nothing because it isn't real.
If there is a need to lie then someone is covering their tracks. They are showing a lack of respect, and are messing with another person's gut instincts ... Their intuition which guides them on their life path and tells them which situations are good and bad.
What of the odd white lie? The definition is a harmless or trivial lie, especially one told to avoid hurting someone's feelings.
... Not one to stop yourself getting into trouble.
And so, I've developed an aversion to alcohol and won't have it, or those under the influence in my house. Mi casa is my sanctuary, the place I run home to for safety and tranquility from the craziness. I literally panic or develop anxiety at the thought of being stuck in a social situation with over-squiffy people and need to have an escape plan. If I can't escape I I go into fight or flight mode.
I can actually feel the adrenaline in my body at the thought of anyone wobbling into my home drunk and kicking off.
That situation sets my heart beating fast and irregular and having had a heart attack and heart failure, I need to keep her as happy as possible so I have developed a zero tolerance for self preservation sake. Crazy considering that I was a very successful pub landlady for six and a half years and dealt with overly squiffy people everyday for most of that time. But I hadn't had a heart attack then!
... And I only realised that I have to work on releasing this, yesterday.
So the point is, trust your emotions and your gut. They are there to tell you if you're in the right place metophorically, physically and mentally and if you are anxious, get the hell out of that situation because if you accept it, you'll get more because The Universe will think that you like it and send you more.
Once again I thank the participants in the movie that is my life, for showing me the way regardless of their methodology. Life is a lesson. Learn and grow shiny happy people.
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It's becoming more and more clear to me that remedies - whether they be pharmaceuticals or natural herbs, tinctures, homeopathy etc - are there whilst we work on the emotional causes of our dis-ease which is manifesting in our bodies as an ailment.
The emotional work isn't an overnight process, it takes time to identify, unravel and release emotional energies from our vibration. It will have taken years for these emotions to build up to the point that they have so much energy that they can manifest into the physical reality of an ailment.
Whilst writing my book, "Wakey Wake-Up Rise and Shine" about my spiritual, emotional and physical journey post-heart attack and heart failure at the tender age of 52, I was using every holistic practice in my Spiritual toolbox. l also learnt more and recruited the wisdom and skills of other gifted healers.
This all worked fabulously well and supported my recovery in mega-fast time bringing my heart function up from 17% to 65% (normal) in just three months, but minor hiccups in my recovery made me aware that if natural remedies are needed and at all, then there was still an emotional imbalance to be worked on and lotions and potions weren't addressing those.
So, I reset my goal to negate my need for remedies full-stop. I resolved to heighten my awareness of what is within and what I needed to tweak about my perception of life, my responses, and ultimately what I attract into my world.
For example, recently in one week I was unjustly verbally attacked by a friend and then a few days later by another friend.
Initially I was so stunned and left reeling with upset that I didn't think beyond my own hurt and indignation.
Then I realised that it was the one year anniversaries of the heart attack and the few days later, heart failure. I thought there had to be a connection as I don't believe in coincidences.
I recruited the support of one of my spiritual gurus who pointed me in the right direction. The "attack" on my heart was especially alive in my vibration as it was in my thoughts this giving an "attack" the energy to come into reality. Each of my friends on the two separate occasions, had something alive within them that made them want to lash out at life and as I was unwittingly sending out "attack" vibes, I drew them straight to me and hey presto, verbal attacks.
Had I stopped at indignation and hurt I might never have made that connection and such attacks would surely keep reccuring - most likely transforming me into a hermit to avoid bewildering, future conflict.
Now I have something to work on with the law of attraction to clear old patterns. How very enlightening and liberating and I am determined to rid the need for any intervention!
Free yourselves ... Take what pills and potions you want to but please don't take the easy way out and think that's all you have to do. Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to let go of the past and the negative effects that it has had on you, and instead attract love, beauty, fun, joy and shriek with delight as you ride the energy wave of life. 🌻
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I woke up this morning thinking suddenly my age is beginning to catch up with me and a few signs are beginning to show 🙀 ... Noooooooo!
Then I thought "F*cking Hurray Linda ... You nearly didn't make it this far! If you're aging then celebrate it and every single day that you wake up and age another day!" 🎊🎉🥳🎈
And that is my thought for today. Whoohoooo to the wisdom that my many years has brought me, yay to the knowledge that I've accrued over the years, high five to the mistakes I've made and won't repeat, Fecking Ace to the insights that I am blessed to have the space in my head to recieve, FANTASTIC that I can share all that I have gone through in a positive way to empower others to Wakey Wake-Up Rise and Shine, I'm amazed at how much I've learned over the years, I am excited about all that I will learn in the years to come.
There are soooo many wonderful things to experience, fabulous places to visit to nurture whatever flicks your switch, music to lighten your mood, colours to vibrate your mind into a state of joy, smells to make ya glad to be alive, sensations to stimulate or sedate, bring pleasure or deep relaxation. Taste the treasures of nature's bounty ... Be a Rock 'n' Roller and want (and enjoy) the f*cking lot! Be thankful for your wonderful body that enables you to experience all of this and be mindful enough to welcome it in and appreciate every morsel. We are Paradise when we allow it in.
Namaste shiny happy people 🌻✨💫🙏
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I had an epiphany the other day about fear and the positive effect of the covid19 pandemic ... Yes positive!
I realised that because, at the outset of the pandemic, I consciously decided not to submit to fear over covid19 I have subconsciously reprogrammed myself out of peripheral fears I wasn't aware of.
Whilst maintaining a healthy respect for the situation, I have focused on giving my body the resources that it needs to retain a strong immune system and positive mindset, cultivating my reality of wellbeing, contentment and optimism.
When my heart failed exactly one year ago this week and I very nearly died twice within five days, I decided that rather than hand over responsibility to the medical profession for my life, my health and my recovery, I would embrace the opportunity to strut my stuff with my holistic practices. I resolved to work on myself using all of the skills, knowledge and wisdom that I had accrued over my fifteen years of being a Holistic Practitioner and Teacher and to listen to what my body was telling me that I needed to resolve emotionally. That in itself involved displacing fear of death – to me it simply wasn’t an option. The fear of not being authentic to myself overrode that completely and utterly.
Technically, because I have had heart dis-ease, I am considered high risk during these peculiar times but as I have learnt to listen to my intuition, my body and my emotions like never before, I have pushed fear to one side and this has had an unexpected knock-on effect across many areas of my life today.
I have always been and been known to be a fearless leo lioness, so I was taken aback when I realised that I even had fears to release - albeit relatively minor fears - but they were fears nevertheless.
One day I woke up and realised that in recent weeks I have acquired four chickens and a cockerel. I'd put that off for years for fear of not having a Scooby Doo (clue) what I was doing, reservations regarding time commitment, foxes, them disappearing into the countryside or vandalising my garden.
I have bought the garden chair swing where previously I had a fear of buying the wrong one, paying too much, logistical issues and more. All of which stopped me doing it in the past – crazy or what?!
I bought and erected a splosh pool on the mountainside in the olive grove that surrounds mi casa, where previously I was worried because i didn't know if it was ok to do so, should I - shouldn’t I?, olive leaves polluting it, my cats and wild animals taking an accidental plunge and drowning, if it'd puncture or should I use that much water? and what if it goes green?!
I've bought dreadlocks to go in my hair not knowing how long they'll last, if they're too heavy, if I'll like them, give wrong impressions, what colours to use.
I've got my Black & Decker drill out and put up that TV wall bracket all on my li’l old lonesome.
Successfully planted the veggie plot of broccoli, spinach, herbs, courgettes, cucumber, tomatoes, peas, mange toute, coriander where I previously thought that being pants with plants, they’d surely never survive – They’re thriving and fruiting right now!!! (next challenge is to keep the chickens off them haha).
I've experimented with many new recipes that I've previously avoided in case they didn't turn out right ... And many didn't but I'm still alive lol!
There are many more examples of how, by not submitting to fear, I have also released fear of failure that I didn't know that I had!
Sadly, on the flip side of the coin I have witnessed scared and obsessive people spiralling downwards into the depths of fear and anger and becoming more out of touch with their intuition and sense of self.
I am now shamelessly plugging the book that I wrote about my recovery with which I passionately aim to inspire all who read it, to take responsibility for your own wellbeing, how to do so and how to listen to your intuition. It is called “Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine” by Linda Jane W and is available on Amazon in both paperback and e-book. I’d never written a book before and I am also proud to say that I self-published it too – all of which was the most amazing, enlightening and magical journey all of its own. My recovery has been seriously hard work and a rollercoaster at times but today I am happier, healthier and more focused than I have been in decades despite a complete lifestyle overhaul.
From 8am on 29th May (the one year anniversary of me being rushed into hospital with a heart function of 17%), until midnight on Friday 5th June (the anniversary of the day after I was discharged and realised that this was far from over and this journey had only just begun), the e-book is less than half price at £3.99.
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Regardless of your political views, conspiracy, critical thinking, agreeing with what you see, and hear, sitting on the fence – it does not matter. What matters is that you recognise that you need to take responsibility for your own wellbeing because you and only you live in your body. These are unprecedented times and your best friend is your own intuition. Learn to listen to it as I have – Rise and Shine!
Stay positive, keep smiling, keep your immune system powering on all cylinders by minimising anger and stress – I truly hope that this blog has inspired you and that my book will inspire you all the more.
Namaste Shiny Happy People.
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Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine - By Linda Jane W
Good morning hunny. Happy Ostara 🐣🌻🌼🌷
I woke up with a need to share this with you.
You deserve the best. Don't settle for anything less.
Ostara is the pagan festival of rebirth and fertility known as Easter for most. It is no coincidence that it comes at soringtime when everything is bursting into life because this is the perfect time for new ideas and new starts. Often depicted as chicks hatching out from their life inside a shell to the wonders of this beautiful planet with all its love, fresh air, sights smells and fun on offer. Think of yourself as that chick this weekend and break free from the hard shell into your new world full of magic which is yours for the enjoying.
Work with the energy of spring which is an inspiring time of year. The only limits are in your mind. Lockdown across the globe is giving us each the time for reflection and to stop and think "what do I want from my life?" Indulge yourself with time to daydream about it because the more positive thoughts that you have, the more energy it has to come into reality.
The planetary alignments give us the extra momentum that we need to launch ourselves into the new life that we manifest with our thoughts.
Make it a fabulous one and metamorphasise into a fabulous butterfly beyond your wildest dreams! ✨🦋🌟🦋💥🦋💫
If you'd like to discuss the workshops that I offer to empower you along your journey, I welcome your message or call.
In the meantime, here is the link to my book "Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine" which is my story of how I transformed my life following a near fatal heart attack 10 months ago and turned it into a beautiful and positive experience.
And all that before my first coffee ☕😁😘p
I love this video because it gives some really easy techniques to relax your heart on a daily basis thus giving it a rest rather than continue to pound it with stress.
It's as simple as splashing your face with cold water, nasal breathing exercises, singing and dancing all of which stimulate the vagus nerve.
This is just one of the techniques that I recommend in my new book Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine, now available on Amazon by Linda Jane W.
This video is a fascinating watch and well worth 25 minutes of your time.
Enjoy Shiny Happy People 🌻
Linda Jane W has been a Holistic Practitioner and Tutor for over 15 years.