April 2020 Evolving Magazine

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April 2020 ~ Volume XII, Issue 2

Evolving A Guide for Conscious Living



Who Reads Evolving

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Dear Friend, I woke one morning last week feeling as if I had escaped from a nightmare. Then the realization of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crept back in, and I remembered it wasn’t a dream. You might know that feeling when someone dies, and you wake up from sleeping and, just for a moment, think the tragedy is just a dream. But it’s not. I knew then that I needed to find a way to stay calm. Because in addition to the many deaths reported each day, it’s a death of our current way of life. I believe we’re feeling a collective grief for that loss. I started implementing ways to find a balance between caution and calm. When I became short of breath from so much news, so many reports, updates, and closures, instead of asking myself, “What if?” I asked myself, “What Is?” And in that moment, I realized what Is for me in the current moment — I have my health, my home, and my friends, and so on. I have “enough.” And this realization brought calm. As I settled in to take more time alone, I planned ways to continue that calm. Since cooking and growing things bring me joy, I started a fresh batch of sprouts — lentils and broccoli and radish sprouts, plus even one batch called Jill’s Salad Blend (now if that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is) with sunflower, adzuki, mung, and pea. I started planning ways to entertain myself during a period of isolation:  Take an online Qi Gong class.  Daily walks outdoors (here’s an article about the power of sunshine and fresh air).  Work on writing essays that have been on hold while I was “too busy” traveling.  Explore online art galleries.  Listen to an online church service.  Spring cleaning.  Check out eBooks from the library.

Enjoy more sewing/crafts/ baking. Take naps.\ Take intentional breaks from checking up on the latest announcements regarding COVID-19.

Since I’ve worked from home most of my adult life, I’m used to a lot of time alone. Because of this, I will continue daily practices that help to move my energy and keep it from stagnating:  Make my bed each morning.  Take a shower.  Open the blinds and the windows if it’s nice outside.  Time for journaling/ reflection/meditation.  Put away dishes and clean up before bed. I will add to this list to continue, even though the future feels unsure, to dream and plan, because as Robert Conklin wrote, “Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.” Even during uncertainty, I believe we must continue to dream. Janna Brancolini is an American journalist living in Milan, Italy. In her article at Insider, “I'm living through the coronavirus lockdown in Milan, Italy. Here's how I'm managing my anxiety,” she shares: “Logging off Twitter and Facebook also helped me get away from all the misinformation and rants. Being disciplined about what I read has helped me become prudent, not panicked; informed, but not obsessed. The situation is nuanced and constantly changing, and it's my job to know what's going on, so I stick to the official briefings and ignore most of the commentary on social media. “Next, I made a list of all the things I could still do, instead of obsessing over the things I couldn't. I could still drink coffee and read books on my balcony. I could still meditate. I could still start my day with music and movement, even if it was dancing around my kitchen like an idiot.” Vinay Saranga M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist and founder of Saranga Comprehensive Psychiatry offers these six tips for staying calm during COVID-19 coverage. Get your information from reliable sources While COVID-19 is definitely something to stay informed about,

make sure you are getting accurate information from trusted sources. What your neighbors and social media are saying, while perhaps well-intentioned, may not always be correct. Follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your own personal physician.

Try some muscle relaxation exercises where you tense each muscle group for a few seconds and then release. Finally, focus on your internal dialog and remind yourself while it’s important to stay informed, there’s no need to cross the line to constant worry and panic.

Being prepared minimizes worry Just like with the flu or common cold, there’s nothing you can do to 100 percent guarantee you won’t become sick, but you can take steps to stay healthy, protect yourself, and minimize worry. Throughout the day, wash your hands with soap and hot water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Limit contact with anyone who is currently sick. Avoid touching your face, mouth, and eyes. Get plenty of rest. Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.

Get professional help if you need it If you are always thinking about COVID-19 lately; if you are having a difficult time with everyday tasks like eating, sleeping, and working; if you are withdrawing from situations and isolating yourself, please get professional help. A mental health professional can help you take control of your anxiety. There is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Focus more on the things around you Everyone should stay informed and know the latest with COVID19, but perhaps one of the best things you can do for your own mental health and well-being is stay even more focused on your own world around you. Sitting in front of the TV all day to track where the virus is and how many people are currently infected isn’t necessarily helpful and can cause excess worry. Stay involved in your work, your family and friends, your personal hobbies, and interests.

* * * These are all great self-care measures to remain as calm as possible. And while still being cautious, one great way to support yourself is to support local businesses that cater to health and wellness. Please consider supporting Evolving Magazine advertisers who make it their business to care for the wellbeing of our community.

“And the people stayed home. And listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think Keep young children calm differently. And the people healed. It’s easy for young kids to get And, in the absence of people easily frightened if they catch news living in ignorant, dangerous, about COVID-19. Don’t be mindless, and heartless ways, the dishonest and say it’s nothing earth began to heal. And when the because: 1.) You want to maintain danger passed, and the people their trust; and 2.) They will likely joined together again, they grieved continue to hear about it from their losses, and made new various sources. Let them know it choices, and dreamed new images, is a real thing, but always keep the and created new ways to live and conversation positive and heal the earth fully, as they had reinforce that they are generally been healed.” --Kitty O'Meara very safe. Take self-care measures to remain as calm as possible while Reduce your anxiety still cautious, plus, since small Lowering your anxiety levels is businesses will be affected by this, always important. If you find consider supporting our yourself feeling more stressed or advertisers — small local anxious than usual, and you businesses who cater to health and suspect this is due to worry over wellness. COVID-19, it’s even more important to take steps to relax I wish you good health and and calm down. Take some deep peace of mind. breaths in through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and slowly breathe out through your mouth.



Jill Dutton


Meet the Kansas City Wellness Community

Meet Dr. Kat Bowie, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist/e-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor

Meet Dr. Nancy Russell and Emily Day with Nurturing Optimal Wellness

Meet the Practitioners at Radiate Wellness

Dr. Kat Bowie is a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Instructor specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and Autoimmune Disorders. Dr. Kat is a holistic Psychologist and her global approach looks at a person’s entire life and belief system to aid in healing. Utilizing the tools of Karuna and Usui Reiki, Energy Techniques, Psychology, Spirituality, Yoga, and Yoga Philosophy to bring insight into the therapy session, Dr. Kat helps the student affect deep personal and spiritual change in their life. Dr. Kat has been a therapist for 30 years. She has personally done both meditation and yoga for over 45+ years and is currently finishing her training as a Yoga Therapist. Integrating these converging philosophies, she has developed and taught seminars, classes, and short and long-term programs to address multiple areas of wellness. In the past few years, Dr. Kat has researched, written, and presented programs designed to educate students regarding how trauma, anxiety, and chronic stress affect the brain, body, interactions, and everyday decisions. She offers individual sessions and specific classes in Yoga Therapy, an integrative philosophy of movement, meditation, psychology, and nutrition. Dr. Kat’s office is located at the corner of 83rd Street and Stateline Road at 8301 Stateline Road Suite #202, KCMO 64114. She may be reached at www.DrKatBowie.com and 816-960-4525.

With years of experience and a belief that the body uses symptoms to communicate its needs, Dr. Nancy Russell and Emily Day, Nurse Practitioner, blend traditional and Functional Medicine into their medical practice. “The human body has a tremendous ability to heal itself and we seek ways to get to underlying causes of disease rather than simply mask symptoms or work against it.” Aided by their talented office team, Dr. Nancy Russell and Emily Day support and nurture each patient in entirety (mind, body, and spirit) on their path to optimal wellness in a safe, encouraging environment. You will feel that your voice has been heard when you visit their practice. www.nancyrussellmd.co m 5140 N. Antioch Road Kansas City, MO 64119 816-453-5545

What do you want to radiate in your life? Peace, health, abundance, love? Radiate Wellness specializes in all aspects of well-being: physical, energetic, spiritual, and mental. With six practitioners in the Kansas City area and Switzerland employing modalities ranging from Access Consciousness to Tarot, they help you radiate your best life. Experience insight, clearing, and empowerment to make positive changes. New to energy healing and empowerment? Radiate Wellness specializes in helping those who are awakening to their potential; who have been dealing with physical issues that are poorly understood; who are newly aware of the benefits and pitfalls of being highly sensitive; and who want to make a commitment to living fuller, more conscious and connected lives. Check out our podcast, the Radiate Wellness Podcast, on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and YouTube. We interview authors, practitioners, and luminaries on Access Consciousness, Shamanism, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, joy, courage, leadership, self care, and more. Radiate Wellness sees and teaches clients at several locations in the Kansas City area as well a seeing clients all over the world via online sessions and classes. For more information, visit radiatewellnesscommunity.com, call 816-388-0289, or email radiatewellnesskc@gmail.com.


News 5

Interspecies Talk Worldwide Counts Down to First-Ever Global Awareness Month New Website, Petition, Kicks Off Campaign Leading Up To October 2020 Interspecies Talk Worldwide has launched a first-of-its-kind global campaign leading to the first World Interspecies Communication Month, planned for October 2020. The campaign includes a new website (https:// InterspeciesTalk.org), a global petition (https:// www.gopetition.com/petitions/acknowledge-the-sentience-of-alllife-forms-on-earth.html), and new social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (WorldTalktober). The goal of the Awareness Month is to open a meaningful dialogue between all species; to inspire humanity to take the next step in our evolution and view all other species as sentient, thinking, feeling beings who share our planet and deserve an equal voice in how we live on it and care for it; and to begin embracing and reigniting our innate abilities to communicate with our co-inhabitants through the universal language of telepathic communication. The month will be filled with activities, events, and celebrations around the world. Telepathic communication with animals and other beings is a "lost art" that is innately part of our nature. A resurgence and interest in this ability re-emerged in the early 1970s, spurring a new professional field offering animal communication services and learning opportunities. Today, there are hundreds of teachers and thousands of learners all over the globe. The Awareness Month is designed to introduce telepathic interspecies communication to the rest of the world as a way to embrace the connection we have lost with the millions of life forms around us. "Animals and other life forms are so much more 'at home' on this planet than humans are because they have never lost their connection to all other life through this telepathic ability," says Josh Coen, founder of the event. "We (humans) are now so disconnected, that we believe we are the center of the universe and the only ones on the planet who matter. When you begin connecting with other life through interspecies communication, you realize they have preferences, opinions, personalities, and wisdom often far beyond what people have. Imagine what would happen if we began tapping into that knowledge and collaborating on ways to more sustainably live on this planet together." The website invites public interaction in numerous ways. Visitors can read a growing collection of messages from different species, search for educational books and videos, find an interspecies communicator or workshop, and explore online and in-person events all over the world. They can also sign the petition, which asks that we Acknowledge the Sentience of All Life Forms on Earth.



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Books 7

Our Biggest Fear In this excerpt from Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing James and Steph Purpura explore survival instincts and the outdated primal fear of rejection.

still do today. We are either seeking validation from others or to dominate and control them. Most of the major issues we deal with in the world today stem from those two dynamics. et's go back to the time when we Now you understand an underlying reason existed in packs and our only safety why it is so scary to be rejected. This is also was in numbers. It took five people why we are constantly trying to prove with sticks to fight off a bear or many ourselves or control others. If you go back other predators. You could not survive on through your life, you will most likely see this your own. If you got kicked out of the pack, it fear as the underlying force behind almost meant you were going to die in a short period everything you do. You were either moving of time, likely from being eaten, which was toward validation or trying to exert control going to be excruciatingly painful. while, at the same time, trying to avoid Our biggest fear is ugly death, but the rejection at all costs. Sometimes, to avoid the experience that makes the fear real is pain, you might even have turned to addiction rejection. Deep in our mind, rejection dooms and checked out of playing the game. This is us to a fate much worse than certain death. when we adopt the belief that we are not good The first time we suffer a notable rejection, enough. this fear kicks in and we feel vulnerable and But this whole process is based on a lie. alone. This sets off another program, and the Rejection does not put our survival at risk— fight for our survival has just begun. In not even close. Almost nothing in modern ancient times when we were rejected from the times threatens our survival. You could be pack we could only survive in one of two stripped of all your possessions and money ways: either by regaining the acceptance of and be kicked out of your house, and you the pack in the hope they would let us back in, would likely still survive. Your survival is or through asserting domination and control rarely at stake, but your mind believes that it by conquering the pack leader and becoming is. That is why we feel like life is a fight the new leader. If these two options sound because deep down we think we are always familiar, it’s because they resemble what we fighting for our survival.


Interview with James and Steph Purpura

You describe your lives as being at the rock bottom when the two of you met can you briefly tell us how the ideas in hat is Perception – Seeing this book changed your lives? is Not Believing: It’s Time For us, our lives didn’t make sense. We didn’t understand why we were constantly failing. to Evolve about? It’s about making people un- Our lives seemed like a terrible set of patterns that kept repeating. It didn’t matter derstand when you put things in the right context, their life makes perfect sense. When what we did, nothing ever seemed to change. It wasn’t until we understood that our exteryou help people come to a higher level of nal existence was only a reflection of our awareness about their life you can teach internal state that we were able to create a them the principles and ideas they need to challenge their old beliefs and to evolve into life beyond our wildest dreams. The ideas that we developed and share in this book a higher state of awareness, purpose, and will give anyone who reads it massive increativity. sights into how life works. Only through that What was the inspiration for the book? awareness were we able to shift and change. When we started our journey, we promised ourselves that if we ever found a way out of You talk about limiting beliefs can you the darkness and learn to consciously create explain what your limiting beliefs were and explain how they have transthe life that we desired, we would share formed? these concepts with others in order to give It’s not so much what the beliefs were that’s back and help create the world we want to important, it’s more about how beliefs imlive in. pact our experience. Think of life as a video game and the program that is running is Who is this book for? reflecting your beliefs back to you. All of This book is for all of the seekers, anyone who has ever wanted more and anyone who your challenges are nothing more than your fears being reflected back to you. So going in has ever wondered why the success, happiness, and creativity they desire seem so elu- and shifting beliefs on the inside changes everything that you see, feel, and interact sive. It is for people who desire to shift and with on the outside. For James, his most evolve to a higher state of consciousness. limiting belief was that he was stupid. This



If your survival is not really at risk, life does not have to be a fight. That means you are free to do anything you would like, depending on the quality of life you seek. We mistakenly believe it’s the rejection that puts our survival at risk, but in reality, the lie that sits underneath is fear itself. Being scared from time to time is perfectly normal, but if you are constantly living in fear, you are living a lie.

Before James and Steph Purpura met 15 years ago, they were financially, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt. Through this journey of self-creation, they developed a personal philosophy centered around perception. Their mission is to provide a roadmap for people to master their perceptions and their emotions to become conscious creators of their lives. Learn more at https://powerful-u.com.

was reflected back to him in every conversation, interaction, and experience. For Steph, her biggest limiting belief was that she was unlovable so she was forced to live in a world without love. What would you describe as your barriers to self-fulfillment and how did you overcome them? Our biggest barriers to self-fulfillment are the lies that we tell ourselves about who we are and what we are capable of based on past experiences. We overcame them by learning how to live in the constant state of uncertainty that comes from questioning everything that you know to be true. The book states that it is “time to evolve”, what do you mean by that? The next evolution of man is based on evolving our perception and our physiology. Only when we are able to rewrite our stories, process our emotions, and take control of our physiology will we be able to move into a higher state of clarity, creativity, and love. What is the key concept you want readers to take away from reading Perception? That no matter how bad things seem, with the right knowledge, understanding, and awareness, you can break free of fear and create the life you desire.


Journey to Wholeness

Boundaries: Where Are You? BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.


e begin our lives in a symbiotic relationship. Our life-long journey is learning how to become separate individuals while connecting interpersonally with others. Our experiences create our foundational understanding about boundaries, which are learned from both positive and negative experiences. Boundaries are:  Emotional and physical space between you and another person.  Knowing where we end and others begin.  Limits or lines we establish (consciously or unconsciously) because of the negative effects of others crossing them in the past through emotional, physical, verbal, or sexual abuse.  Behaviors learned in our family of origin.  Culturally established norms of physical and emotional contact and communication.  Healthy emotional and physical limits we set on interactions with others so that we achieve interdependent relationships without losing our personal identity, uniqueness, or autonomy. Murray Bowen, MD, former director of the Georgetown University Family Center, developed the Bowen Approach to Intergenerational Family Systems. Its primary focus is the continuum of development in differentiation of self. Variances in differentiation means that boundaries can be porous, rigid, or healthy. Poor differentiation results in fusion between individuals that creates a dependent relationship. One person becomes enmeshed with another who has weak or porous boundaries. This person may overshare, have difficulty saying no, be overly dependent on

Inventory your learned behaviors and your sensitivity to your chosen boundaries and notice those of others. the behaviors and opinions of others for validation, may become over involved, and fears rejection if they do not comply with others’ demands. The opposite extreme is emotional cut-off characterized by detachment and distance. One individual is codependent – defined as an excessive reliance on others for approval and a sense of identity – while the other is like a thick wall. With rigid boundaries, a distanced and detached person avoids intimacy and relationships, is unlikely to ask for help, has few close relationships, is protective of personal information, may seem detached, and distances from others to avoid rejection. Most people have a mix of boundary types and are in varying stages of healthy differentiation. It is useful to consider your own early learning about boundaries within the family, early relationships, and the cultural and societal influences in schools, churches, and other groups. Difficulties with partners,

children, work colleagues, and others in setting boundaries can create confusion, conflict, and anxiety. Assess the origins of your own learned boundaries or lack of boundaries in your formative years. Then you can better evaluate which boundaries are helpful and which are hurtful. We often have an attachment to a boundary because it was taught by someone we love or respect or is part of a cultural or religious teaching or custom. Changing these boundaries can be difficult, and it is important to know that loving someone or belonging to a particular religion or culture does not exempt certain behaviors from scrutiny. Understanding the roots of our behavior and discerning our own beliefs and attitudes in our current lives can be challenging. Think about people touching you in ways you find uncomfortable or unacceptable. How comfortable are you with sharing personal information? Do you say no when it is appropriate to do so? Can you


accept others setting limits with you without feeling rejected or criticized? If one of your values is violated or you inadvertently violate someone else’s, how do you handle it? When considering your boundaries, it is helpful to think about the different types:  Physical – personal space and touch.  Intellectual – our thoughts and ideas.  Emotional – our feelings and those of others.  Sexual – mutual understanding regarding touch, language.  Material boundaries – money and possessions.  Time – with others balanced against our own time. Inventory your learned behaviors and your sensitivity to your chosen boundaries and notice those of others. You can continue developing your own values, recognizing your feelings and needs, and being more aware of those of others. You may find yourself happier, less anxious, and having better relationships.

Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC is a counselor and educator at the Heartland Holistic Health Center. She is the author of the “Life Weaving Education Curriculum” that teaches creative, effective, holistic problem solving. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs and Imago Couple’s Therapy call 913-322-5622 or drjude@heartlandholistic.com; www.heartlandholistic.com

Holistic Health


Uncover Hidden Risks for Stroke and Heart Attack BY NANCY RUSSELL, M.D. AND EMILY DAY


e all want to age well, but far too many young Americans are having heart attacks or strokes and many are life-ending events. Check out the statistics: 2200 people die from heart disease in the United States each day. Many of those never make it to a hospital. Someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 43 seconds. 50 percent of people who have a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. Heart disease and stroke are not only the leading causes of death in the U.S,, but can make it impossible for some adults to return to work and enjoy their favorite activities. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are more people under age 65 who are dying from preventable heart disease and strokes than those older than 65 years. Once thought to be a “man’s disease”, heart attacks and strokes kill more women each year that the next four causes of death combined, including cancer. The blood vessels that feed your heart muscle and brain are called arteries. These arteries carry blood that is the fuel supply you need to live. The arteries that feed the heart muscle are called coronary arteries and provide blood to the heart muscle so it can pump blood to the body. When cholesterol and inflammation build up within the walls of your coronary arteries, it’s called coronary artery disease. A heart attack can occur when a coronary artery becomes blocked and blood can no longer get through to feed the heart muscle. The blockage is caused by a buildup of cholesterol in the wall of the artery and forms a plaque with a large lipid or fatty core. The plaque can become inflamed and then rupture or breaks open causing a clot to form. If there is an abundance of cholesterol with added inflammation, the cap on the top of the plaque can become very thin and unstable. When the

related to blood vessel health include folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, ferritin and coenzyme Q10 which can also be tested with advance cardiovascular testing. Fatty acid testing assesses the omega-3 fatty acids and the breakdown into EPA and DHA to assess whether fish oil supplementation can be needed. Omega-6 levels are also tested, which occur as bad fats in processed foods such as crackers, fries, chips, etc. Coagulation function is tested by obtaining the fibrinogen antigen. Also important are the genetic markers for heart and brain disorders that include MTHFR C677T and A1298C and Heart disease and stroke are not only the leading mutations Apo E genotype denoted by 3/3, 3/4, 2/4 or 4/4. MTHFR causes of death in the U.S,, but can make it mutations can affect folate and Bimpossible for some adults to return to work and 12 metabolism and cause the body to not readily process these enjoy their favorite activities. vitamins, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease as well as thin cap is damaged and the stroke by going above and beyond affecting detoxification pathways. inflamed cap breaks open, your routine tests to advanced Advance cardiovascular testing body tries to repair the damage by cardiovascular testing. The areas helps you take steps to improve forming a clot. The combination of testing can include your health with life style changes, of the clot and the plaque together inflammation markers, preventative supplements or can completely block off the lipoprotein fractionation, medications and to see if further coronary artery and cause a metabolic markers, vitamin levels, testing is needed. It may uncover sudden heart attack or sudden fatty acid levels, coagulation other things that could increase death. If this process occurs in an function and genetic markers. your chances of having a heart artery that brings the blood supply Inflammation markers to attack or stroke. It looks beyond to the brain, a stroke can occur. measure are hs-CRP for general smoking, high blood pressure, The inner lining of your arteries and heart inflammation and also obesity, family history, stress and are damaged by things like Lp-PLA2 activity for more specific routine blood tests. A standard smoking, diabetes, high blood blood vessel inflammation. Other lipid panel doesn’t always predict pressure and poor lifestyle habits. inflammation markers can assess poor heart health. This advanced This damage allow cholesterol in for flexibility of the lining of blood cardio vascular blood testing may your blood to more easily enter vessels. Lipoprotein fractionation help give you and your health care the walls of your arteries, leading breaks down the LDL particles provider a more complete picture to disease. If you have normal (bad cholesterol), HDL particles of your heart health. cholesterol levels, you may (good cholesterol) numbers and assume you are not at risk for a assesses the LDL pattern of either heart attack of stroke. This is not A or B pattern. Pattern A is more always true. Researchers now favorable as well as having low understand that heart attacks and LDL particles and high HDL Nancy Russell, M.D., is a holistic strokes happen because of particles. Internal medicine physician, blending inflammation in the artery. Metabolic markers assess for traditional and alternative medicine in Measuring cholesterol without diabetes and insulin resistance her Kansas City northland practice for inflammation markers and with a hemoglobin A1c and fasting over 30 years. For more information on genetics may only tell part of the insulin as well as a homocysteine getting to know Dr. Russell, visit her story. level which is a marker for an website, www.nancyrussellmd.com or It is possible to uncover your amino acid that can damage blood call her office at Nurturing Optimal true risk of heart disease and vessels. Vitamin levels that are Wellness at 816-453-5545. EVOLVINGMAGAZINE.COM



What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Energy Body By: Lisa Erickson Interest in the chakras, reiki, and energy healing has exploded in recent years, with many of us turning to these modalities for greater wellness and empowerment. What isn't as widely covered is how women's energy bodies differ from men's. Learn how you can get the most out of working with your feminine energy body - including help for healing from sexual trauma.

interface between our physical body, our psyche, and our spirit. Chakra mappings in particular developed within both energy medicine and spiritual traditions around the world, and in the 20th century were even viewed by psychologist Carl Jung as a way to map different Rochelle was a new massage aspects of therapist having trouble managing our psyche. enough clients per day to pay her The chakras bills, as she felt drained after just offer many one or two sessions. doorways into Lauren was a health-conscious healing and

chakras serve as the foundation for everyone's energy body, and so we all need to work to heal and strengthen both, but the differences in anchoring have real -world implications for women and those who identify as female. The primary difference is that women's energy bodies are more centripetal and tend to pull in and absorb other's energies. While anyone can be empathic, women by default tend to be more this way. This is because the second chakra is receptive and 'yin' in nature, and so

Women's energy bodies also experience cycles and phases in sync with their physical reproductive cycles and phases. While we now know that both men and women experience hormonal cycles and shifts, for women it is much more pronounced, in the form of menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause. Each of these life events comes with its own energetic shifts, and learning to work with them can be key. For example, a woman's sacral chakra waxes and wanes with her monthly cycle, at its strongest and most emanating at the peak of ovulation, and at its most sensitive and inward-facing

yoga practitioner who did everything she could to take good care of her mind and body, but suffered such extreme fatigue during her period each month she was effectively sidelined from her life for several days. Beth was a long-time meditator, but after the birth of her first child found that her usual meditation practices provided no relief from the heaviness and anxiety she was frequently experiencing. Shari was a 50-year old woman struggling with perimenopausal symptoms, questioning the direction her life was headed, and fearing she was going backwards. What do all these women have in common? They all were experiencing shifts in their energy bodies but didn't know how to work with them. While an increasing number of yoga classes and energy body workshops help us connect with our primary energy centers, or chakras, most of the time chakra mappings are presented as the same for men and women. But there are differences in how women's energy bodies function that any woman can benefit from knowing. Our energy body serves as the

having their energy bodies anchored here means women's energy bodies are more receptive in general. It also means women's energy bodies are more adaptable and fluid, which can be a good thing when in a positive environment. But it means women need to pay more attention to energetic boundaries in daily life something most women resonate with as soon as they learn of it. Take the example of the masseuse Rochelle from above. She couldn't understand why she felt so drained after just a couple of clients, when physically she still felt strong. The issue was energetic, not physical - she was unconsciously taking on energy from her clients. The reason was partly technical, based on this tendency of the feminine energy body, but also based in personal conditioning - like many women, Rochelle had patterns of peoplepleasing that caused her to open up her energy body to others in a way she didn't need to give a good massage. After learning to work with her root and navel chakras to create a simple, but effective energetic boundary, Rochelle was able to change this tendency, and work with clients successfully without draining herself.

during menstruation. While most women can't organize their lives around their cycle, making even small accommodations can be helpful. For Lauren, the yoga practitioner who experienced extreme fatigue, allowing herself extra rest time and additional focus on her navel chakra during menstruation helped her to reduce the fatigue - and enabled her to tap into the deep contemplative energies available to her during this time. Post-partum is another life phase in which women can benefit from understanding the energetic shifts occurring. Like Beth, mentioned above, even women with good support and self-care routines can find themselves struggling after birth. Not only is a woman dealing with physical fatigue and hormonal shifts, her energy body is adjusting to an additional energy line in the form of the mother-child bond. While a beautiful form of connection, if a woman leaves this line open all of the time, never learning to close it when she can to experience her energy body's singular power and integrity, she will often feel ungrounded or uncentered in addition to fatigued. Because the sacral chakra is a woman's energy

empowerment, and hundreds of different methods for working with them including yoga, breath work, reiki, guided imagery, meditation, mantras, mudras, affirmations, crystals and more. However, most chakra mappings and tools don't account for the differences in how men's and women's chakras function. While at the spiritual level the energy moving through the chakras is ungendered, at the interface level between the chakras and the body, there are differences that mirror the physical differences between men and women. Trans and pan gender individuals will often experience the chakra patterns associated with the gender they most strongly identify with, or aspects of both. While malefemale energy body patterns exist on a spectrum, rather than simply being binary, knowing about these differences can really help finetune chakra work. The most important difference is that women's energy bodies tend to be anchored in their second chakra, located in the pelvis, while men's tend to be anchored in their first, or root chakra, associated with the tailbone, legs and feet. These two


body anchor and mother-child lines are centered there, postpartum a woman may also feel as if she can't access the energies or functions of her upper chakras, with all of her energy pooled downward. Tools to help close the mother-child line when needed, while still maintaining a healthy loving parental bond, are key to a woman's post-partum physical and mental well-being. Perimenopause and menopause too are opportunities for energetic and spiritual growth, but are often not recognized as such. We tend to view them as medical events, or as endings. But perimenopause - the years preceding menopause when a women's body and energy body are beginning to transition - are characterized by surges through the chakras linked to personal growth. Each chakra has particular 'lessons' and themes associated with it, and depending on where a women's greatest obstructions to owning her power lies, she may experience discomfort in her body or psyche as these obstructions attempt to clear. If a woman can stabilize her

energy body at this time and engage with energy healing and personal growth modalities, she can enter menopause truly feeling like she is coming into her most powerful and fulfilling time. For example, Shari from the intro found herself feeling adrift and unfulfilled in her career, in addition to experiencing insomnia and nightly hot flashes. Once she was able to identify her feelings and stabilize her energy body, she began to feel much better. She also began a chakra meditation practice that helped her to smooth the shifts in her energy body as they were occurring. As this unfolded she found herself contemplating a shift in career that felt positive and empowering, and realized it had been coming for a long time. Her shift into menopause from that point was physically and psychologically smooth. Chakra work should never replace medical and holistic healing advice, but it can play an important role in a woman's healing and growth. Sexual trauma healing is another area

where this is especially the case. Because the second chakra is linked to sexual energy and is also the anchor for a woman's energy body, sexual abuse and assault can have a particularly damaging impact to a woman's sense of her own power, and all of her chakra functions. Working gently at this level to clear shame, fear, patterns of hypervigilance and disassociation can be an excellent modality for sexual trauma survivors who are intimidated by the idea of physical body work, or of talk therapy. In other cases, chakra work can be a complementary method to these modalities. For a woman, healing and empowering her second chakra is instrumental to full body, and full psyche, healing. The wonderful thing about chakra work is that anyone can engage in it, and there are multiple access points. Some people relate more to visualization, some to physical triggers like sound, others to affirmations or emotional memory. Everyone can find a connection point with their chakras, and once they do, can


work with them anywhere, anytime. For women, understanding these differences in their chakras and energy body functioning in daily life can help unlock the full potential of their self-healing and manifesting abilities. ### Lisa Erickson is an energy worker specializing in women's energetics and sexual trauma healing and author of Chakra Empowerment for Women: SelfGuided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness from Llewellyn Publishing.



Let’s Change the Words We Use Around Autism It’s time to re-imagine society’s attitudes about autism By Sam Farmer


ew year. New decade. A good time for society to embrace a new attitude about autism, which considers the wellbeing of those who walk in these shoes. There are many on the autism spectrum who live with a compromised sense of self, who deserve to be able to work on building self-esteem without society thinking less of them by viewing autism as a disorder. Autism is also frequently described as a “disability” or as a “condition,” both of which carry the same potential consequences. Public discourse about autism that refers to it in these ways can stymie progress on self-esteem building by adversely affecting one’s emotional state. I should know. I have been living on the autism spectrum for 50 plus years and had to fight for the better portion of these years to learn how to love myself. There is arguably no greater gift than the gift of self-love, without which true happiness essentially becomes an impossibility. Too many on the autism spectrum have been denied this gift, largely because they have a difficult time coming to terms with their view of themselves as being different from everybody else, because of the unique challenges they confront on a regular basis and because of their knowledge, or belief, that they are perceived as having a disorder or as being disabled. However, it is never too late for these folks to work towards selflove and attain it. I am proof that it can happen, and I am not the only one. Every well-intentioned person is entitled to a strong sense of self. Let nothing undermine one’s pursuit of it. When more of us feel good about ourselves, the world becomes a better place. The American Psychiatric Association publishes a reference manual known as the DSM(the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The DSM is the authoritative tool used by psychiatrists and other clinicians to diagnose, define and classify

Words matter. As such, let’s adopt a view of autism that does not compromise the sense of self of those who have been diagnosed and who are emotionally vulnerable. mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. As such, the DSM’s conclusions inevitably influence public discourse about the disorders documented therein. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) appears in the fifth edition of the DSM as one such disorder. In some respects, autism’s listing in the DSM as a disorder is a good thing. As a result, clinicians are able to provide beneficial treatments and interventions, at least some of which would not be available had it not been for ASD’s inclusion in the DSM. Furthermore, the DSM leads to ASD diagnoses, which entitle some on the spectrum to much-needed government assistance. For those whose autism profile carries challenges that are particularly acute, “disorder” may be relevant. However, for others on the spectrum working on building self -esteem and who feel that their autism profile is core to who they are, the autism/disorder association is toxic. Perhaps I am trying to have my cake and eat it, too, when I say that the work that clinicians perform in helping folks on the autism spectrum achieve better outcomes is essential, and yet, autism should not be thought of as a disorder. But then again, maybe not. Is there a rule that states that you need to have a disorder in order to be helped? All of us could use some guidance of one form or another, simply because we are human, and to be human is to be imperfect. This is nothing to be ashamed of. Clinical intervention has been instrumental for me and others, not for trying to fix or cure a

disorder but for helping us find greater happiness and live more meaningful, connected lives as autistic people in a predominantly nonautistic society. I don’t feel as though I have a disorder. Instead, I have accepted the fact that I am different. The help I have received eventually led me to an understanding that acceptance of the diagnosis as well as selfacceptance are required if I was to build self-esteem to the point of finally learning how to love myself. Wondrous stories can be told of autistic folks. In Greta Thunberg, we have Time’s 2019 Person of the Year. 10 percent of the workforce at Walgreens now consists of “disabled” employees, many of whom are autistic, and perfectly capable, if not exceptional, at their jobs. The dance group Autism With Attitude (AWA) recently appeared on the British television series The Greatest Dancer to a standing ovation. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., author, professor and revered autism community advocate, is a National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee. Organizations like the College Internship Program (CIP) are successfully preparing their autistic students and others with learning differences to thrive in positions of leadership, at the workplace and in college. And the list could go on and on. In my view, these people are not disabled. Rather, they are exceptional and use their spectrum profiles as assets. Hopefully all of them feel this way about themselves. They certainly deserve to. It all comes down to how we choose to look at things. The DSM and society at large see autism as


a disorder, although neither can tell me or anybody else on the autism spectrum that we must look at ourselves in this light. Ideally, all of us should be able to love who we are and work towards self-love if we are not yet there, though regrettably, the adverse emotive power of “disorder” often gets under the skin and sinks in. Words matter. As such, let’s adopt a view of autism that does not compromise the sense of self of those who have been diagnosed and who are emotionally vulnerable. Furthermore, let’s communicate about autism in terms that are all-inclusive and which respect the diversity that is intrinsic to the autism spectrum. For example, “autism spectrum” without “disorder” immediately following. “Profile” instead of “disorder,” “condition” or “disability.” “Challenge” instead of “symptom” or “deficit.” The proposed wording is valid regardless of where on the spectrum an autistic individual may fall. Words matter. Choose them wisely.

Sam Farmer wears many hats, among these, father, husband, musician, computer consultant, and autism spectrum community contributor. A resident of Easton, Massachusetts with a late diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, he writes blogs and articles, records coaching videos, and presents at conferences and support groups, sharing stories, ideas and insights as to how one can achieve greater happiness and success in life despite facing challenges and adversity which often interfere in these pursuits. A Long Walk Down a Winding Road – Small Steps, Challenges, & Triumphs Through an Autistic Lens is his first book.

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April Horoscope Aries (March 21 – April 19) Happy birthday, Aries! You’ll have many hard-won victories at work! Your career can skyrocket in ways you’ve been striving for and perhaps even given up on. Be enthusiastic, but also get focused on new goals you can set now that these doors have opened for you. Plan action steps and do them so you can continue your ascent to greatness! Also, take affirmations seriously. Pick two or three that resonate and make them your mantras. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) No matter how hard you may be struggling, keep up with your meditation or spiritual practice. Be mindful of negative messages you’re playing in your head. You don’t have to believe everything you think! Challenge your thoughts and ponder positive alternative outcomes. Ironically, you’re doing far better than you think in many areas of your life, and feedback is coming soon that will put your worries to rest! But feeling your value from the inside is even more valuable, right? Gemini (May 21 – June 20) You can be starting a new relationship as Venus moves into your sign! Make sure you can communicate deeply with this person, and not just focus on having “stuff in common.” Your capacity for intimacy is increasing, and you need a partner who reflects that. Try activities and hobbies that have always fascinated you. This leads to new friends (and maybe that new love)! Dedicate yourself to a meditation or spiritual practice and stick with it, even if it “bores” you after awhile. Boredom is a signal you’re on the verge of a breakthrough! Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Saturn changes signs, helping you heal shame and selfcriticism! Cultivate selfcompassion. Practice forgiveness toward yourself and others while

maintaining healthy boundaries. Relationships are going to deepen, and ones that don’t you will have the courage to release. You can meet people who act as inspirational guides. You’ll also have insights into ways you selfsabotage in terms of finances! Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Saturn moves into Aquarius for almost three years, helping you solidify relationships. Meditate on your values and the type of person you wish to attract. If partnered, see how your principles line up together and talk about creating more coherence in those areas. You’ll also have breakthroughs in your health, especially if you’ve had allergies, eating binges, or have been sleeping poorly. Reach out to friends who make you laugh and lift your spirits. Plan fun activities with them! Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) As Saturn moves into Aquarius for about three years, pay attention to your health, but in a new way! You’re up on the latest supplements and health gadgets, but how about praising your body for her strengths rather than focusing on her deficiencies? Discipline yourself to enjoy your embodiment, while, of course, making choices that support your vitality. Relationships will flourish. Your mood will improve. Connecting with joy will be your best medicine!

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Reconnect with your spiritual practice, or refresh it if you feel uninspired. Do what you love and make it a meditation. Dance! Make art! Be in nature! Take a bath with scented oils! Explore the areas where you have blocks to pleasure and set out to dismantle those obstacles. Let loved ones know what you discover so they can remind you when you “pleasure sabotage” yourself! Also, build bridges with family members with whom you’ve had rifts or disconnectedness. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) This month you can really heal issues of betrayal and be able to trust more! Remember that what you focus on grows, and as a Scorpio, it’s easy to replay negative memories. Meditate to release the poison of resentment, while retaining the wisdom gained from life challenges. You’ll attract people who are more trustworthy, and be able to deepen your capacity for intimacy and joy! You can also meet a new friend at work who really “gets” you! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) To improve relationships, meditate on your values. Then make a list prioritizing the qualities your need in a partner. If single, this will help draw a new person who “fits your bill.” If already connected, this will open communication to create better alignment between you two. You can also have major breakthroughs with finances! You’ll be able to prioritize material goals, so you can plan wisely and make clear steps to materialize your dreams. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Focus your meditations on abundance! It is spiritual to tap into the finances, joy, and “good stuff” that are set aside just for you! Open your mind to receive, and everything will flow in. You’re not taking from others . . . you’re opening up your own divine storehouse! Also, speak


positive, loving, and encouraging words to your body to improve your health and your body image. Look for the beauty and miracles of your physical form, and you’ll find them! Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Saturn has moved into your sign for an almost three year stay. It’s a time to begin examining your values and setting goals that align with them. As you meditate and live mindfully, you’ll see you have more inner resources than you previously thought! Be on the look out for “coincidences” that are actually spiritual synchronicity. Don’t be afraid to dream big in all areas of your life, and follow intuitive promptings that will lead to their manifestation! Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) It’s time to clean your subconscious of all sorts of limiting ideas. Meditate on the roots of these fearful, resentful, or negative beliefs. You’ll feel so unburdened as you forgive the difficult experiences, while retaining the wisdom gained. Also look at your diet or lifestyle choices to see what could be causing sleep disturbances, anxiety, or depression. (Even toxic chemicals in cleaning or beauty products??) Be sure to connect with positive, spiritually centered friends to supply you with inspiration and fun!

Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E -book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com




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