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 🌻
As I continue writing my book, Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine, I'm aware of the fact that my solar plexus (stomach) keeps tightening up. I initially thought that this was because I was digging deep into the causes of the heart incident to release the emotional cause and so I was bringing the past into my present.
Whilst writing and recalling past events, I realised that I've overcome so many challenging situations throughout my life and it started to make me wonder why I was attracting these and why my metal was repeatedly put to the test?
Indeed, at this moment in time, in addition to my book, I also have various other projects going on, and some of the incidents that have occurred have defied belief even for someone with my vivid imagination.
Being the stubborn Leo that I am, I do generally triumph after a battle of wits and I feel like Beowulf as I recite tales of daring do and how I battled with metaphorical monsters, but surely life doesn't have to be this challenging?
The answer came with the insights from other members of a healing circle that I take part in. It's a feeling of being unworthy which has so many roots in my past that I now take on a Hero archetype and set off on quest after quest to prove myself instead of quietly sitting at home and smelling the roses. It would seem that the downside of having hero tendencies, is that we think we're immortal and constantly push ourselves until The Universe reminds us otherwise - with a heart attack for instance!
I also wondered if this was my big Leo ego speaking and so I researched which chakra is responsible for the ego and guess which one it is - the solar plexus. And guess which chakra is associated with the star sign Leo - yes the solar plexus. And guess which chakra is associated with emotions - yes the solar plexus!
Life is truly one big jigsaw puzzle but now I think I'll focus my energies on one of my other, calmer archetypes and stop and smell the roses that are in bloom here in Andalucia at the moment. It's time to appreciate my worth and stop having to prove myself and in doing so I can let the monsters have a breather.
Namaste shiny happy people.
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THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!
The results are In! In my blog on 15th January (below) I described how I had just started an experiment to assess the effect of negative energy and thoughts on your body.
13 days later the results and the proof of the rice pudding really is in the eating but when you take a look at the photos below you probably won't feel like taking a spoon to it!
I was really surprised at the IGNORE rice which I expected to be pretty indifferent but if the colour is anything to go by, it would seem that even receiving negative hateful energy is better than being completely ignored!
So this begs the question what happens when you ignore your body's cry for change? Well here's the answer ... The IGNORE rice is what happens.
When you take a pill to suppress the symptoms, you are ignoring your body instead of listening to what it is telling you by presenting you with an ailment, illness or disease. These ailments are simply clues that there's a need for change.
It's important to include stress, depression and anxiety under "ailments" because of you're on the right track then life is a joy and none of these are prevalent in your mindset for long.
So what needs to change? Changing your lifestyle, your behavior, what you're putting into your body in terms of food, chemicals and liquids; what you're exposing yourself to energetically. What you do for a living, what you do with your time, changing your thoughts, changing the people you are surrounded by or your living circumstances.
Which one(s) apply? The answer is within you yourself.
These results have also made me take time to realise that if I ignore or neglect someone, the devastating effect that can have on them. I started to realise what was happening with the rice a few days ago and so I made a conscious effort to smile at elderly people as our paths crossed because one often hears of how invisible they feel as the hand of Father Time sweeps the years into an ever growing pile.
As for the HATE rice, as I've mentioned before, it's obvious to me that this is what happens to the cells in your body when you berate yourself or others do it for you. When you're exposed to anything other than love your body turns into mouldy furry rice!
Turn this around for a second and think what the effect is on someone else when you constantly disapprove of them, hit them with machine gun fire of anger or resentment and tell them they're not trying hard enough.
I feel that we have a responsibility not to expose ourselves or others to negativity. To some, their or our own idiosyncrasies aren't important so be around those people, people who like you for who you are ... Find your kind and that's what you receive... kindness ... Because you'll understand each other.
The LOVE rice speaks for itself doesn't it! How absolutely wonderful that as The Beatles sang all those years ago "All you need is love" - It really does make you SmileInside and out!
Peace of mind and love to you all.
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UPDATE to LOVE HATE IGNORE Rice experiment
I'm feeling really guilty about sending hateful vibes to the HATE rice. It feels awful, so much so that I feared it would affect the experiment ... solution = I blamed the rice for making me feel that way!!
Something else strange happened. I was struggling for hateful things to say when the archives of my mind opened up and I started reciting some of the things one of my long term lovers said to me frequently:
I don't like you, I don't love you, I don' t want you here in my space, my daughter doesn't like you, my friends don' t like you, I fell out of love with you and I've been using your body for sex for over 6 months, you're an inconvenience, you cramp my style.
Wow, no wonder I wasn't as healthy then as I am now post near fatal heart attack!!! ... I experienced years of this and my HATE rice will no doubt clearly show me what that negative energy did to my body let alone my mind and spirit .... watch this space!
But wow, did I ever Wakey Wake-Up, RISE & SHINE when I didn't allow him back into my life after the straw broke this camel's back.
Finally, be kind shiny happy people. Even if you feel that way, there is a much kinder approach out there on a need to know basis eh.
Sending love & Sparkles out there
The LOVE HATE IGNORE Rice Experiment
I'm writing a guidebook based on how I overcame the lifestyle and recovery challenges following a near fatal heart attack in May 2019 by using holistic practices. I needed a clear demonstration of the power of thoughts and words which are energy.
Today is a day of transformation.
Please spend 10 minutes or more sending positive thoughts to our home "I send positive energy to planet earth. Let balance be restored, for all creatures to be treated with kindness and respect, for ocean life to thrive once more and be protected from pollution, for every living thing that make up the forests to be left to grow and flourish in peace and safety. The air we breathe is pure and clean, the climate is perfect for all, clean water is plentiful, a solution for plastics is available to us and in action now, peace and harmony replaces negativity across the globe and all nations and religions unite in love and respect. We are the hope and so let it be so from this moment forth"
Please share this to your timeline as simply reading this has sent out the intention. Add your own thoughts, meditate, pray, send healing, balance, weave your spell, believe and visualise and let it be.
Thoughts are energy,
We are the change
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Note that the numerology of today's date is 8.
In The Balance Procedure card 8 is I AM TRANSFORMATIONAL
I AM AN ALCHEMIST ... We can make things happen, we are the change.
Following a near fatal heart attack in May (WTF I'M YOUNG, STRONG, HEALTHY AND INVINCIBLE?!!) I had a heart check up a couple of weeks ago. I realised once more what a close call I'd had. Yikes but phew all at the same time 🙀😍❤️❤️❤️
It stunned my friends, family and clients as I'm a really healthy, lively zen kinda gal full of love and life and mischief 😍🥳💫✨
A few days later get this...
The cardiologist said I'd always have the arrhythmia that caused the complications that led to my heart attack unless I agreed to cardioversion ... but I had to try it my way. The doctors were pretty annoyed with me for declining but I'm a holistic practitioner after all. It was time to put my practice into practice. It was a pretty scary thought when my life was hanging in the balance. I was pretty weak when I left hospital instead of the Tiggeresque Linda that bounces around ... but I was determined to show that there is another way... The right way ... The wholistic way ... addressing The Whole rather then bullying my body into submission with a traumatic electric shock ⚡⚡💥 as with cardioversion I'd have been zapped with electricity to stop and restart my heart... Hopefully ... And into a perfect rhythm thus minimising the risk of a repeat 💔. However, being a firm believer that diseases and illnesses have emotional causes I felt that whilst cardioversion might achieve that, it wouldn't address the emotional cause of the arrhythmia and subsequent heart attack and so I believed that the chances of a repeat episode weren't just high, but inevitable ... And I REALLY did not want that ... I wanted to get back to fun, mischief and my life purpose of being a healer, holistic tutor and spreading the word man 💞✨🙏
I'd been a high flying YUPPIE in London in my 20s and 30s then a pub landlady for 6 1/2 years with an alcoholic husband for 15 years and my next long-term partner turned out to be bipolar and on the spectrum, so life had been full of stress, drama and trauma for a looooong time albeit LOADS of fun at times. I'd actually thrived on the stress in my London days and subsequently with the pub taken the turnover from £250k pa to £350k with live music and essentially throwing the best party in town every night 🎼🎷🎻🎶💃🥂🍻🍾🍷🥃
Recent years had been fun but once again I'd attracted drama and trauma so I figured there was plenty stored in my vibrational being that had caused the 💔 and I needed to stop that repeating cycle ie change my vibe so that my life took a new and more appealing chapter rather than repeating the stress and 💔 ... And I knew that cardioversion wouldn't address that ... That would be down to me. Yikes! Here we go I thought. Easy peasy!
So, back to the GET THIS! ...
For the last 12 weeks I've been going for acupuncture at least once a week and taken specific herbs to strengthen and support my body in true Hedgewitch fashion. I've used Bach flower remedies to address, rebalance and release my emotions which were off kilter. Louise Hay and Dr Edward Bach to mention just 2, were advocates and pioneers of the theory that e-motions/ dis-ease of emotions cause disease so time to shift those energies baby!
I watch the Gaia channel to research, learn and applied all sorts of stuff, using intuition and the remote to find what I needed to know. YouTube gives me all the psychotherapy insights I need to work through the emotions that come up on this journey and man
have I soul searched (!!!) to find and release the emotional causes of it all and yes there was plenty in there. This was without the emotional crutches of alcohol and roll-ups, etc which I stopped from point 💔.
I maintain a healthy pescetarian, dairy-free diet (apart from the odd Cornetto or tirimisu 😻🙀) and I drink loads of fresh water with 🍋. I use aromatherapy, daily meditations, affirmations to re-programme myself and to instruct my heart to heal with love patience and understanding of myself and my beautiful ♥️. I recognised the importance of correct breathing and do exercises. I soaked up information from social media on scientific research about DNA and photon behaviour and applied that to my beautiful ♥️ in the form of visualisations. I balance my energies daily on having a healthy heart and being a powerful energy able to manifest!! ... using The Balance Procedure ... Something I practice and teach.
I use reiki, crystals, gentle yoga classes, chest beating to repair the heart muscle, I take a magnesium supplement known to be supportive of healthy heart rhythms; I take probiotics and enzymes to counteract the blood thinners and beta blockers that I have to take for now to give my ♥️ the best chance of healing ... And I know I'll migrate these to natural ways using food and herbs once the 💔 dust has settled.
I practice grounding which is powerful antiinflammatory and promotes healing through converting positive ions into negative ions (rebalancing the electrical charges that give us Life). I obviously stopped drinking and caffeine and the little bit of smoking that I was doing so I've dealt with emotions head on which wasn't easy!! Notice how much I'm talking about emotions here?! We are emotional beings here 🌍🌠 to learn pure love and that includes of self ... Do you know about the LOVE, HATE, IGNORE rice experiment?! If we aim self loathing at ourselves we turn our cells ... Our bodies ... into mouldy rice instead of the white fluffy stuff!! Ask me if you want more on that 😘
I learned to rest instead of constantly push myself. I do acupressure on myself between acupuncture sessions and I've had healing ...
So, guess what .... two weeks ago I woke up from a siesta with a START and a GASP of breath akin to reaching the surface of the ocean after a mile deep free dive!!! ... Scooby Doo YIKES ... What was that about?! ... I checked my pulse and WHOOHOOO ... Regular rhythm!!! ❤❤❤
Really?! Seriously?! What the..? How the? and OMG!
😍🥰🥳💞. It really is a miracle 🙏💫✨ I'm delighted! Houston we have lift off!!! we have done it ... Whoohoooo indeed!
Two weeks down the line and my beautiful clever ♥️ is still beating in a very groovy regular rhythm!
I'm feeling so much better and stronger than I have in a long time and danced and danced at a party on Sunday (with regular sit downs but only because I thought I should!) 💫✨🙏
The feeling better bit isn't just physically it's emotionally. The journey that I'm on is sooooo incredible. The insights of life, the universe, energy and so much more that comes through without anaesthesia of alcohol, nicotine etc dampening things down and thus appreciating everything that goes on around the energy that is Linda.
So it might have been easier to just take the tablets and have the ⚡💥⚡ because it is a major undertaking to heal yourself, but look what I'd be missing out on ... And for how long?
Be inspired, be inspiring and be love shiny happy people ♥️ with sparkles on top 💖
Why Reiki your food?
Last night a friend and I popped for a highly anticipated Chinese takeaway.
We were really disappointed as the service was hostile. We were both bossed about when giving our orders, our orders came out wrong. The main waitress was aggressive in her actions as well as vocally with us, the other waitresses and the chef to the point that I didn't even want her touching the bag with my food in it and found myself snatching it away from her which both shocked and entertained me and my friend!
So shiny happy people, this is the perfect demonstration of why we should Reiki our food because an energetic imprint is left on the food we eat and disturbs our own energy balance and we could very very easily take on that aggression.
In psychic circles we call this psychometry ... You hold an object belonging to someone else and literally feel their energy and you can tell a lot of things about them and their character.
There is a brilliant eastern European movie called Black Cat White Cat when a cook has to make the wedding meal for the man she loves when he marries someone else. She sobs the whole time she is preparing the food and as the guests eat the food they all start sobbing uncontrollably!
If you're eating processed foods, meat, well just about anything shop bought actually, all handlers of this food have left an energetic imprint on what you are about to take into your body not to mention the way that the animal has been treated, transported and killed before the processing; so a little time spent using Cho-ku-rei and Se,hei-ki will go a long way to cleansing negative energies as well as boosting the nutrition of your food and making it shiny happy food.
Whilst you're about it, it's a really cool idea to use Hon-sha-ze-sho-nen to send Reiki to any situation or animal that occurred during your process do we can do our part in releasing negative energies and enlightening and lighting the way for a more respectful process for all the living creatures involved in bringing the food to our table.
Namaste beautiful people and enjoy another fabulous day on your the journey that is life
In writing my Reiki Master Manual to teach it in addition to levels 1 and 2, I was drawn to explain the Reiki prayer / mantra ... or affirmation as I prefer to call it. I wondered why it was so important not to be angry, worry, etc and then it came to me so here's an exert from my Reiki Master Manual:
The Reiki Affirmation
I wonder how much thought you have ever given to the wording of the Reiki Affirmation? This gives us a tool to help us to achieve peace of mind and so a healthy body, and that means that we can channel the energy so much more effectively to those who need it – including yourself and Mother Nature.
Just for today I won’t be angry
Just for today I won’t worry
Just for today, I thank my parents, teachers and my elders
Just for today, I will be kind to every living creature
Just for today, I will do my day’s work honestly
Just for today, I give thanks for my many blessings
How does the Reiki affirmation help you to achieve this?
Thoughts are energy. The more energy you give to something, the more real it becomes.
Think of another type of energy. Heat maybe - the more heat you give to something, the hotter it becomes. A kettle gives heat to the water in it, the more heat, the hotter the water gets. As it is energised the water gets so much energy it goes from being hot to evaporating, turns to steam and goes into the atmosphere - It spreads out – that’s a prime example of how energy heightens your vibration and how your mind can reach up to the higher self more easily the more you use Reiki with a heightened vibration.
A thought works in the same way. By giving something more thought, we give it more energy and just like the water in the kettle, the bigger it gets and then it spreads out until it has so much energy it cannot help but to become a reality - we manifest it.
So with the mantra in mind:
Anger will only make you more angry. The injustice of it! How dare they! What you wish you’d said! What you will say and really tell them! How hurt you are! It’s ruined your day, your week, and your life! You will create more and more anger until you explode or become ill.
Similarly Worry means you’re thinking about something negative happening. And the more you think about it, the more you will make it happen. So by saying “Just for today I will not worry” – you are preventing negative fears and worries from becoming real.
And yes, you will become ill because our bodies show us the “dis-ease” in our emotions by making them a physical disease. Our body is literally screaming at us “I am angry, look I have kidney stones because I’m so angry”. Or I can’t stop shaking because of the fear and worry that wracks my mind. My whole body is shaking, I feel sick. I worry so much that my hair is falling out, I stutter I have skin problems. STOP!!!
A positive outlook, brings peace to your world. A positive outlook brings a healthy body.
Worry and anger are negative emotions and bring negative thinking. By the very act of “worrying”, you are giving something your energy. By giving something your energy, you are giving it the energy to become real.
We often worry about something that has not happened … it does not exist! So why would you want to think, think and think again about something that does not exist!?! Do you really want to give it so much energy that you will bring it to life?
By taking Reiki into your world, you want to heal. You want to be well. You want to heal others. If your body is ill because of worry (fear) and anger you won’t be able to channel Reiki to anyone else. Your own body will be taking every bit of energy to heal the ailments that you’re creating for yourself.
Just for today I thank my parents, my teachers and my elders – Because no matter how well or how badly they have taught you, or what they have taught you – they have taught you! We learn, grow and evolve and your predecessors are helping this process. They built the world in which you live, planted the trees, prepared the fields for food, cleaned the water supply, built houses, made things a lot safer for your arrival into the world. That’s something to be thankful for!
By cultivating kindness we are honouring the circle of life rather than holding everything for yourself. There is no need to be mean – emotionally or financially for example. What does that achieve other than make the other person, plant* or creature feel awful. We have the ability to channel positive energy. I honestly believe this is why we get more sensitive to negativity as we become more tuned into the Rei-Ki because the awful News and gossip is so unkind and is detrimental to our health. We are being conditioned to want to watch war in movies and the News which is full of propaganda, to want to see violence – trying to find a TV series or movie which does not involve violence, battles, guns, murder is almost impossible. The media is full of ridiculous gossip which only hurts the object of the article.
As a Reiki Master Practitioner you will probably already have found that your way of thinking has become - why would we want to take part in this?
Doing our day’s work honestly can be looked at from many different points of view. The guilt trip or smugness of getting away with being dishonest uses a lot of energy which could be better used to heal ourselves, others and situations. Our minds can drive us mad if we didn’t do the job properly that we were expected to do. The guilt and so worry of being found out or any repercussions …. Or if we feel smug about it, then we’re happy that we duped someone which is not a positive way of living. So you understand why it is important to do our day’s work honestly.
Counting our many blessings brings such gratitude and a smile to our faces that it promotes positivity and so great things to happen.
So, to heal, to be a Reiki Practitioner, you must train yourself to be mindful and encourage others not to worry or be angry; to learn to give thanks, to be kind and to avoid guilt trips by being honest.
My Reiki Master course is done in two half day sessions to suit you and your commitments. On day one we will go through the manual and you will be attuned to be a Reiki Master. On day two we will do the practical session of how to do attunements. If you prefer, day one can be tweaked and done via Zoom video conferencing with the attunement as part of day 2.
By the end of the two sessions, you will be able to attune students to be Reiki level 1, level 2 and Master Practitioners.
The cost of the course is 250 Euros in Spain or £300 in the UK
If you'd like to come to Spain and make a break out of your attunement or indeed any other Practitioner courses, Linda can recommend very reasonably priced accommodation and car hire.
Linda Jane W has been a Holistic Practitioner and Tutor for over 15 years.