Observing grief comes in waves

Why does grief wash over us like waves?

Our body is supposedly 70% or more water or fluids, right? And we know the Energy of the moon pulls and pushes the oceans of the world into waves. Thus, is it any wonder how Energy ebbs and flows within us?

As a highly sensitive person (HSP) and empath, I know that , “Energy in motion = Emotions” and that my “work” (if there is any), is to simply Allow the Energy to flow through, so it doesn’t get “stuck.”

Seemingly, Energetic experiences can cause a sort of stickiness (that energy healers can feel when they move their hands near a body).

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If I desire to be well and live in peace, and I do, then I must master the Art of Allowing.

To heal wounds, past traumas, and triggers, I must observe when they occur (or when past ones rise up for clearing and healing), acknowledge them. Share or journal. Or do whatever I can to make peace with the emotion and let it go.

Why does anyone or our illusory Egos, hold on to hurt, anger, sadness, jealousy, or bitterness?

We can choose to, “Be Here Now.”

We can choose to feel the pain of an experience, pull out whatever we can learn from it, seek the silver lining, forgive ourselves or others, and let it go. Yes, we can.

Disturbances cause imbalance.

Humans tend to fight (from their state of struggle) because each wants to live an independent life and another seeks to Control them. Thus, like a butterfly in a cocoon, we fight to free ourselves.

When we choose to be consciously aware, we can ride the waves into the shore.

Energy moves. Let it flow. And like a surfer, enjoy (IN Joy) the ride. Feel. Cry. Release. Smile.

We Are All Connected. OM

Many blessings to you in ALL ways.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister” Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Open letter to Matt Monarch

In response to Matt Monarch’s email letter, both in case he may read this, or for any others who have been on a similar healing journey:

I don’t know Matt Monarch or what all he has been through, number one. No one does.

However, I have healed the body my spirit and soul is living in and owe a debt to Matt’s ex-wife, Angela Stokes-Monarch from the profound level of health I’ve experienced since 2008 after reading her books, Raw Reform: Revealing the Physical Changes and Going Raw For Weight Loss: An Introduction for Overeaters (which, I just read again the other day)!

I’ve been a big fan of The Raw Food World since 2008, and before Matt and Angela had their beautiful children. I followed Angela’s social media posts and videos all through her first pregnancy in fact. And I grieved when Matt and Angela went through their “conscious uncoupling.” As I felt they were so in love.

So, yes, as a fan and follower, I’ve felt this young couple were family to me, especially when I didn’t feel well, or was in an emotionally down place (while my own grown children were both experiencing tumultuous relationships).

So, I give the following from my open heart. And it is what I would say to Matt (or anyone in a similar situation who feels they’ve tried “everything” or “enough” natural health remedies and not found their healing or been let down by other well-meaning healers, experts, or guru types):

When I was six years of age, I too (like Matt), was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I don’t know if it was labeled a “disease” back then, but nonetheless, and whether or not it really is a “disease” or simply a state of being at “dis-ease” in the body, as Louise Hay has written about (and I’m sure Matt’s well aware of Louise, since her books are usually in the same category as Gerson’s wheatgrass therapy).

Natural healing methods, as my readers know, can encompass a vast range of things, from what we eat and drink (and what we don’t, as in fasting), to Energy Medicine, like Donna Eden’s work, Acupuncture, and more (and includes Energy Psychology one of my favorite modalities), meditation, prayer (always with hands together to “Connect the circuits” and Active Faith), as well as, ice baths, saunas, structured water, and the Biology of Belief (as Bruce Lipton teaches—I am currently in his Community online for $7 a month).

In a nutshell, it’s everything we think (become aware of, acknowledge, let go of), feel (or don’t feel), include in our environment and Energy field, and even some past stuff that’s still in our morphogenic field (which could include past life stuff, stuff from our ancestors, stuff from people we’ve let into our lives for any certain amount of time, etc.) and yes, some of that seems woo-woo and wacky, but I am on a path of learning to receive more knowledge of ALL of this.

Matt said he “saw blood coming out” and perhaps that was a shocking symptom to experience! I had debilitating PAIN when I had ulcerative colitis as a kid. And I’ve met adults who told me there was no cure for this–these were folks steeped in Pharma. But, I was healed!

My uncle is a pastor of a church. And he was fairly young then, when I was 6, as we’re only about 13 years apart. But my mom called him, after taking me to the emergency room and my having to undergo an excruciating exam (which later on, by the way, felt like rape–I was a kid and only knew I was even in worse pain and torture during the exam than the colitis had been causing)!

Our church believed in “laying on of hands.” And when my uncle and other elders from our church came to visit me at our home, they anointed my head with blessed oil and very gently laid their hands on my head and shoulders. They said an audible prayer, but I wasn’t really listening as I was just in too much pain.

After they left, I slept all through the night. I am sure my mom continued praying for me as she was so devout in her beliefs and I was her only child. I know she had to be agonizing seeing me in so much pain, especially after what she’d heard outside the ER curtain–as they had made her step out in order to examine me, and THAT is something that as a parent and grandparent now, I would NEVER allow!

Matt wrote in his email that he’s tried dry fasting, juicing, and took advice from several raw food gurus. He tried a variety of diets and nothing healed the condition.

When Matt wrote that he had an “innocent young trusting mind” that’s exactly when I knew I needed to write this response. I believe Matt’s healing is in that very center of his being where the innocence and trust lives still. Not crushing our Ego (as we all have an Ego for a reason), but finding a way to gently acknowledge it for its usefulness and conversely tell it is it not the ruler of us, can gracefully set us FREE!

I love that Matt acknowledges his Ego in all of this. All of his attempts at healing naturally.

I have said in the past that, “I would try it ALL.”

Now, I question that.

I will add a list of all the treatments, methods, and modalities that I know of, some I have tried and others I’ve not, for various ills, ailments, and such in the course of my 60 years on the planet. Must we BELIEVE in them for them to work? That’s an ongoing mystery to me and why I love the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, and Bruce Lipton, among others.

I am sooo glad the vitamin C drip helped Matt. I am also so thankful that Matt and Angela saw an Alternative doctor (and that doctor had a shot of cortisone to inject in Matt to restart his heart.  

Aloe, Slippery Elm Bark, blended in home-made apple sauce and not eating nuts and seeds, and not consuming dairy (as it’s mucus forming), I would think would be a gentle diet. Maybe not healing, but gentle. And unless we’re an enlightened yogi who can control all bodily functions as we meditate under a Bodhi tree, we will continue to eat something.

I have been through so much shit in my life and all the 12-step groups, meditations, yoga postures, and attending church doesn’t help much if one doesn’t integrate (at least some) of what you learned from these things INTO your life (another good reason to join my Integrated Spiral DE-Program sessions). But as I say on my home page of SheilaMurrey.net, “it’s ALL your choice. Everyday.”

I’ve tried Jordan Rubin’s products too (after meeting him at a church event in person years ago). I love eating that way, but it didn’t “cure me” of whatever I had going on in this body, at that time. And it didn’t seem sustainable to me. I never did buy into the Medical Medium guy because by the time he showed up in my awareness, I was way beyond him (at least as far as I can see) in my own spiritual practice–NOT that I am better than anyone! (It’s just for me, he didn’t seem to offer anything enlightening.)

I haven’t tried a hyperbaric chamber but it sure sounds like Matt gave it the old college try too, and yeah, if I felt worse from something like that, I’d stop too!

I have heard of Pamela A. Popper and of course, Hippocrates Health Institute too, but until the other day, I hadn’t heard of Hellinger’s Family Constellation work. Watch this long video and see if it resonates with you, it did for me! https://youtu.be/wZ1oYiR5VpM

The fish Matt’s eating currently, sounds good, but I’d ditch the eggs and dairy, again as the dairy is mucus forming (from all I’ve learned and experienced) and eggs are high on the list of allergy foods–foods that when eaten, stimulate the body’s allergen response alerts. Eggs were one of the first foods I had to give up for a month or more back in 2000 when I was trying to get to the root of my weight issues and a doctor there had thought I was allergic. They’re also on the list of JJ Virgin or someone like her) list of top 7 or 10 foods that people are allergic to. I know how hard it is to scrape cooked egg off a plate, and I know our insides are different, warm, wet, and we have stomach acid, but they just don’t pass my sanity test, though I agree they are a perfectly balanced food and if I had access to no other food, I’d eat them before eating an animal.

Matt mentioned one MLM company supplement, Sun Rider, which I have never heard of, but my husband and I have been consuming 4-8 ounces of ASEA for 3+ years in good health (though I can’t swear to it being a cure all or anything, I am still detoxing and clearing the body I inhabit of mold and mycotoxins, so there’s that).

He also mentioned Homeopathy Drops and I don’t know if that refers to NES Health or not, but after reading X and that was after feeling better within HOURS of taking Infoceuticals (and for the small cost of these), I wouldn’t knock a gift horse in the mouth and refuse to try those–they’re really very gentle and have worked TWICE now for me to release certain issues from the body I live in.

I do understand what a disease is, though Matt’s use of the word “plagued” (more than once in his email) has me curious if he understands what the Biology of Belief is. I wouldn’t use that word in reference to anything going on with the body–as all the cells of this body I live in and love and use everyday IS LISTENING. 

FYI: Here’s a previous post I wrote several years ago about beliefs (changing one’s mindset, learning about the various belief systems, and “overthinking”, have been a fairly consistent themes in my life).

Look up stem cells. Research about the environment or medium that a cell is in and why it’s important. The cell culture medium actually shapes the cell! The same stem cells grow into different organs of the body depending upon the environment they’re placed in, which I find extremely fascinating!

I do acknowledge that pharmaceutical medicine an offer fast relief–sometimes. But heal? I’ve never known a pharmaceutical medicine to heal anything. It seems he still has the issue, so I question the word, “heal.” Not arguing. Just curious.  

I’m not 100% raw, nor am I on any kind of band wagon here–unless it might be that I question big Pharma and won’t play into their game since the 5 asthma and allergy medications I’d been on for years only made the asthma I had from age 6 to my 40s worse!!! We can walk with a crutch too, but that never strengthens a weak leg!

I wouldn’t blame the almond butter, but maybe the seeds (as seeds are notorious for irritating the colon), and I still love Matt, Angela, and their children and look forward to all the continued good vibes they’ll ALL put out into the world for the rest of their lives.

I also looked up ulcerative colitis and read more about it–and there’s several different types: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353326

List of holistic health modalities (in alphabetical order though not all inclusive):

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture (administered by a doctor)
  • Applied Kinesiology (AK)
  • Bars (Access Bars, or “running the bars” – performed by a LMT)
  • Exercise Hormone Replacement Therapy (administered by a doctor)
  • Body Exercise Ball
  • Body Movement / Bodywork
  • Body Rolling (seek a trained body rolling instructor or personal trainer)
  • Breathwork (seek a trained or certified yoga instructor)
  • Chiropractic (administered by a doctor)
  • Colon Hydrotherapy (administered by a licensed colon hydrotherapist)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (administered by a doctor, or physical therapist)
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy (seek a trained nurse or LMT)
  • Crystals: Meditating with crystals, crystal water, wearing crystals, and more
  • Cupping (performed by an acupuncturist or LMT)
  • Essential Oils: Frankincense, Myrrh, Lemon, Tea Tree, Black Cumin, Clary Sage, and more
  • Feldenkrais (performed by a LMT or physical therapist)
  • Fitness (seek a personal trainer or coach)
  • Healing Touch (seek a nurse trained in HT)
  • Heat lamps
  • Herbal Therapies: Banaba, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, Kava tea, and Kratom tea
  • Homeopathy (tinctures or tiny pills – seek a homeopathic nurse or doctor)
  • Hormone Optimization (seek a doctor specializing in hormone therapies)
  • Hot Yoga (seek a certified yoga teacher)
  • Humming
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy (seek a licensed hypnotherapist)
  • Ice Baths / Showers
  • Ice Packs / Heat (can alternate between the two)
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Inversion Therapy (chair / table)
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu (seek a certified practitioner in Jin Shin Jyutsu)
  • Kai Chi Do (seek a teacher trained in this)
  • Kinesiology (seek someone trained in AK or “muscle testing” to identify imbalances)
  • Manual Traction (seek a LMT or physical therapist)
  • Massage Therapy (seek a LMT or physical therapist)
  • Medical Hypnosis (seek a licensed hypnotherapist)
  • Nutrition (seek a certified nutritionist)
  • Oil Pulling
  • Past Life Regression (seek a licensed hypnotherapist)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (seek a physical therapist)
  • Personal Training (seek a certified personal trainer)
  • Pilates (performed by a certified Pilates instructor)
  • Pranayama Breathing
  • Raindrop Therapy (seek a LMT)
  • Reflexology (seek a LMT)
  • Resistance Training (seek a certified personal trainer)
  • Rolfing (seek a LMT)
  • Sauna (wet / dry)
  • Sound Healing
  • Sound Therapy
  • Spinal Touch (seek a LMT or physical therapist)
  • Spinal Molding (seek a LMT or physical therapist)
  • Stair-climbing
  • Stem Cell Therapy (seek a doctor specializing in regenerative medicine)
  • Stretching
  • Talk Therapy
  • Tai Chi (seek a Tai Chi or Qigong master)
  • Tai Massage (seek a LMT trained in this type of massage)
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
  • Therapeutic Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Therapeutic Touch (seek a nurse trained in this)
  • Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Touch for Health (seek a nurse trained in this)
  • Vibrational Therapy
  • QiGong (seek a Tai Chi or Qigong master)
  • Walking
  • Yamuna (seek a trained body rolling instructor or personal trainer)
  • Yoga (seek a certified yoga teacher)

Energy, Mind, and emotional modalities (in alphabetical order):

  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Expressions
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT – seek a well-respected practitioner in this)
  • Energetics
  • Essential Oils: Lavender, Rose, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Ylang, or Wild Orange
  • Body Circuitry
  • Bio-energy healing
  • Biofeedback (seek a health professional trained in this)
  • Color Therapy
  • Dance Movement
  • Event Reassignment
  • Finding Emotional Anchors
  • Guided Imagery
  • Guided Visualization
  • Haptonomie
  • Healing Shame
  • I.A.M.
  • Laying on of Hands
  • Light Therapy
  • Love
  • Meditation
  • Neurofeedback (seek a health professional trained in this)
  • Perception Therapy
  • Psyche-K
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Prayer with belief (empowered or visualized prayer)
  • Psychotropic or psychoactive modalities, such as: Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, or Peyote (seek a well-respected shaman trained in this)
  • Quantum Touch (seek a LMT trained in this)
  • Reconnection
  • Reconstruction of Body Image
  • Reiki (seek someone certified in this)
  • Tapping (EFT – seek a well-respected practitioner in this)
  • Therapeutic Theater
  • Visualization Therapy
  • Wheel of Life

NOTE: Some of the methods and practices listed next must be performed by a licensed practitioner, such as a chiropractor, aesthetician, acupuncturist, physical therapist, or LMT specific to their area of licensure as noted. If you are paying a practitioner for these services, he or she must be “licensed to touch” by the state where you’re receiving the service.

In closing, no, I don’t think Matt Monarch is failing the “raw food movement” by utilizing western medicine (Big Pharma) or that there’s anything “wrong” with going to a doctor or hospital. He wrote that he’s undergone a 9 year battle and tried many natural remedies and alternative therapies. Matt, those may very well have extended your life! I’m glad the doctors helped Matt find a solution. And everyone should have a health team of professionals on their side for guidance and advice (that’s what I advocate for and teach in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!). I’m so thankful Matt writes that he’s a changed man and that he’s grateful! I believe Everything Resolves to Gratitude. I am happy Matt continues to share from his huge heart (he doesn’t owe any of us an explanation)! I am so grateful Matt graciously offers what worked and didn’t work for him (as each of us are unique in our circumstances). I am grateful that Matt offers us ALL hope to find whatever solution and path that ultimately serves our highest and best. Namaste brother. OM

Lifestyle and sexual LABELS

Why should we care about anyone’s lifestyle choices?

Why should you care about whether my husband and I have sex or not? Or why should we care who sleeps with who? (Consent implied.)

Why are other people’s personal lifestyle choices any of our business? Why do we judge?

I get that you may care about my well-being because:

I am a human;

I’m a woman, mom, and grandmother;

I am kind;

I am an empath;

I am sensitive.

And that’s all well and good.

I care about you too! Because We Are All Connected.

We are each a bright shining fractal of Ever-Living, LIMITLESS Source Energy! Creation never ceases!

I am love-and-in my spirit and heart: I love unconditionally–that means without conditions, such as: I don’t care how much money you have or don’t have. I don’t care what ancestry you have, what skin tone, what ailments, what religion-or not, and certainly not what gender or sexual orientation you are-think you are or want to be!

Underneath the outer layer of our skin, we are all pink! Our blood is blue until exposed to oxygen and then, it’s red!

I think we care about each other because we are human. We are ALL human beings.

Why are other people’s personal lifestyle choices any of our business? Why do we judge?

Sex life – must it be out in the open?

There, I said it.

Where are my BISEXUAL friends?

Men, women, non-binaries?

Are you willing to speak up?

And why is it important to authentically speak our truth?

I don’t want to exclude ANYONE. I want to be known for Inclusivity.

Because We Are ALL Connected. Because I believe each of us matter. I believe each of our voices matter. ❤️🦋🌀〰️

And, yes, I want you to yell FIRE in a theater, IF it’s on freaking FIRE!

Speaking your truth is healing!

Family secrets

For many years of my life my mother didn’t trust my dad. She loved him dearly, but he had committed infidelities. She trusted me and told me when I was young of his indescretions. Probably not the best thing to do, but my mother was very close to me. For years, she called me her miracle child, her angel. And I don’t think she ever meant to turn me against my dad, but she needed someone she could trust and so, she confided in me.

Many years later, after her passing, my adult son, found pages and pages of her diary. And many of the things he read were disturbing.

He’d not heard all of the “bad” stories about my dad before and he was getting the uncut version from mom’s writing.

Since my son was very close to my dad, these revelations from the pages of mom’s diary threw my son into a tailspin, literally! (In fact, he had an accident one night after learning all that and it nearly killed him!)

In one letter my mom even accused my dad of “running around with men.”

I had seen a similar note she had written too, and she had used the word, “camp.” Since they did call their northern home “the camp” and since we all went camping, I didn’t think much of it, until I mentioned it to a gay friend. He asked me, “don’t you know why men use the word, “camp”? And I didn’t—though I had heard some references to certain movies being “camp,” like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which was pretty gay.

Anyway, I will never know if my mom’s suspicions were founded on anything true or not, other than I know my dad was a lady’s man. And my whole point here is to ponder why I should care anyway.

When a friend of mine posted the following one day on Facebook, it brought up all these memories and I started taking down some notes on the subject:

Post from a friend

Jan 31, 2019 S.S. a friend of mine posted the following on Facebook:

Who are my BISEXUAL friends out there?!

Men, women, non-binaries?

Are you willing to speak up?

I’ve been reflecting on the invisibility of our kind… LOL. It’s funny, but not funny. Sometimes it’s really damaging or just plain frustrating.

Are we now willing to admit it to it?

When maybe it’s been safer not to.

It’s been a long road for me to talk about it publicly. But then, how do we find and know each other?

For support, for connection, for community… It’s a unique and often lonely path seeking to be understood by our families, our culture, even our friends… even WITHIN Pride community.

Can we find better ways to be included?

To support one another. To be seen and heard.

How does being bisexual affect our relationships? Our choices? Our mental health?

How do we self-determine or craft our personal narrative outside the lines of “moderate” culture? How do we get better at articulating our truths in this world?… Thoughts?

Love you ALL for your courage to live authentically! ❤❤❤ #BeProudOfWhoYouAre #RadicalAuthenticity

(As a disclaimer, bisexual is just the term I identify with most strongly. Of course, this is meant to be inclusive of those who consider themselves pansexual, omnisexual and heteroflexible. 😊)

Jan 31, 2019 S.S. posted on Facebook

I humbly applaud my friend for her transparency to share. I felt the courage and conviction of her words. Yet, I sat on several drafts of THIS post for YEARS.

No labels

I am all for NO LABELS!

I could care less what people do (or with whom) in the privacy of their homes, cars, RVs, motel rooms, tents, bathrooms, etc. and I don’t even mind public reasonable shows of affection (it doesn’t have to be vulgar—yes I know I am still judging). And between consenting adults, please. (My mind cannot abide with people taking advantage of children—see my previous post about that.)

Yes, I accept all for who they are. (But I don’t have to live with them.) I have had way too many experiences on different levels than to judge—more than I just did.

We were given a brain and free will though. We do NOT have to remain in abusive situations!

My adult kids and I have talked about this issue a ton of times, and I love our open communications about it all. (We have talked more since my son found mom’s diary pages.)

Neither of my kids judge others either, and as a parent, that’s something I am exceedingly happy about. (Because I feel it’s the one thing I did right as a parent)! 😉🥰❤️

But secrets can still be disturbing when they are revealed.

Putting all this out here, on my public blog? Well, it sort of feels like I am in that dream where you go to school naked!

It is far easier for me to tell you what Heaven (what I call the Grand Beyond) looks like than talk about sex here.

Isn’t that weird?

Are you ready to bare your soul? Free your soul?

❤️🦋🌀〰️

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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No matter which path you follow, stay Connected

No matter the path, stay Connected

Meditate on these words. Let me know what changes for you in a week. I love reading your comments!

The Nine Noble Virtues
Honor your elders (statue of Native American elders)
Diurnal cycle
Jesus in the center
Always consider Perspective
Mandala drawing
Walk a mile in another’s moccasins
Consider the relics
Completed Mandala – We Are All Connected
The healer in me, honors the healer in you. Medicine wheel; Sedona AZ
Be creative. Give back to nature.
ALL paths are merely suggestions.
Symbols remind and instruct us.
To ground us. To guide us.
Even about how to heal ourselves.
And learn new ways. An Iris is miraculous.
Activate your DNA daily. Feel the Godbumps (like goose bumps, but deeper).
Share your soul with others.
About your soul family.
And if you feel hurt… forgive yourself and your others.
Your vibration is ALWAYS key.
Connect with a tree. Even through a window.
And remember, even the most spiritual have to buy food, and take out the trash. Namaste.
Hold hands. Whenever you get the chance.

Tips for staying Connected

  • Walk outside
  • Smile at someone (even if you have to fake it)
  • Say something to someone
  • Write someone a note
  • Hug someone
  • Hold someone’s hand
  • Help someone
  • Chat online
  • Bridge the age (frequency) gap
  • Join a group (yes, even a networking group)
  • Open your home to someone
  • Take a class
  • Grow something
  • Give something away
  • And if you burn something, send your kisses with it in the smoke

Hey, if you’d LOVE to talk about this, let’s open a popup room in my club on CLUBHOUSE!

Join me on Clubhouse! @SpiralSister

Link to the CLUBHOUSE club:

http://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/integrated-spiral

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. ❤️🦋🌀〰️

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Integration Diet: The Sacred Science 7 Week Herbal Detox

The Sacred Science 7 Week Herbal Detox with KP Khalsa

I don’t normally celebrate Lent, but I happen to be on a 7-week herbal detox through The Sacred Science with KP Khalsa, and it has us eating bland for 7 weeks and taking different herbs each week to cleanse a specific body system. Thus, I have given up wine, chocolate, butter, cheese (all dairy), nuts, even the raw salads that I love!

7 Week Herbal Detox with KP Khalsa

For 7 weeks, I am only eating prescribed veggies (that change each week), without seasoning or salt, along with some grains and legumes (I chose basmati rice and lentils of the list of gluten-free grains and legumes the diet allows). It is strict, but I am feeling so much better! And I am learning a lot about these herbs, about which, “coincidentally,” I had been wanting to learn!

By eating blandly, the body’s digestive system can rest and focus on the healing and restorative properties of the herbs.

It is challenging my mind and body. Easing out old habits. And showing me another side of my Ego—that which is driven by my taste buds!

Cooked carrots, rutabaga, and artichoke on top of kitchari: basmati rice and lentils (no spices, no butter, no condiments)

If you are interested in learning more about this program or The Sacred Science, you can Connect with them here: https://www.thesacredscience.com

Also, be sure to watch The Trees movie on their site. I shared a link to it on my Facebook group too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1538675939756303/?

Be well, everyone.

Here’s an update I wrote 4 weeks into the program: https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/03/10/integration-diet-4-weeks-into-the-7-week-herbal-detox/

❤️🦋🌀🙏☯️

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I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

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Integration Diet: About Fats

Dialing in on Fats

Continuing dialing in on the Integration Diet: Fats

There are more monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats that exist than what I have listed, but I exclude anything that is known to be heavily genetically modified—GMOs), like Canola oil.

Monounsaturated fatty acids or MUFAs are nutrients a body needs to maintain healthy cells. MUFAs are high in vitamin E, which we are often lacking.

What fats I eat.

MUFA foods I eat include:

  • Almonds, almond butter
  • Avocados, avocado oil
  • Cashews (*except on the Low Mold Diet)
  • Hazelnuts (+limit due to my blood type)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Peanut butter, peanut oil*
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Safflower oil (Note: this is a SEED oil, use sparingly if at all)
  • Sesame seeds, sesame oil (Note: this is a SEED oil, use sparingly if at all)
  • Sunflower seeds, sunflower oil+ (Note: this is a SEED oil, use sparingly if at all)
  • Watermelon seeds

While following a Low Mold Diet, which I have recently learned can reduce symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Response System (CIRS), I don’t include peanuts or cashews in my diet. It isn’t easy because my favorite protein bar contains cashews. 😞

Polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs include omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, that are considered “essential” nutrients. Our bodies need them (for brain function and cell growth) but can’t produce them. These healthy fats must come from the foods we eat.

Research suggests that consuming PUFAs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Foods rich in PUFAs include:

  • Albacore tuna
  • Flaxseeds, flax oil (Note: this is a SEED oil, use sparingly if at all—crush fresh flaxseeds daily for best results)
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Safflower oil (Note: this is a SEED oil, use sparingly if at all)
  • Salmon
  • Soybeans, soybean oil, tofu (Note: lots of issues with Soy, use sparingly if at all)
  • Sunflower seeds, sunflower oil+
  • Trout
  • Walnuts*

FYI for those curious about the Low Mold Diet, refer to Wholistic Matters.

You may have noticed that I left out one of my favorite brain health oils, coconut oil. That’s because my focus is on my omega 6 to omega 3 ratio balance. I still love coconut oil, but it is a saturated fat, so I eat less of it, and use more of it on my head and skin (to nourish my body through my skin)!

For part 1 – introduction of the Integration Diet: https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/12/20/integration-diet/

To connect with Wholistic Matters: https://wholisticmatters.com

Learn more about my Integrated Spiral program here, where we connect spiritual types more fully with their bodies and connect body conscious types with Spirituality.

Integrated Spiral transformational coaching

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. ❤️🦋🌀

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

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Chakra Balancing:Yoga to Balance Mind-Body, Spirit and Soul

I am sooo glad I attended this aWEsOMe class four years ago:

Chakra Balancing:
Yoga to Balance the Mind, Body, & Spirit offered by Dr. Ronald Porter in St. Petersburg, Florida

In the yogic tradition, the chakras are known as wheels of spinning energy found throughout the body.

Usually, energy has the ability to flow though us with ease. However, the situations we encounter in life can often leave our energy blocked and unable to flow freely.

Gentle way to bring healing to your body. It’s as close to you as your breath.

Working with the chakras through yoga is a means of restoring a healthy flow of energy throughout the subtle energetic body, therefore bringing balance to the physical body.

Dr. Ronald K. Porter proved to me (during the workshop) that through movement and breath, I could partner with the Energies in my body to heal it!

In the class, we explored both the meaning of the chakras and subtle energetic body, and engaged in a yoga practice specifically focused on balancing the chakras.

Practicing yoga in this way, and incorporating it into my soul helped me realize I was also doing some very deep soul work too. Thus, why I added Soul to the title of this post. ❤️🦋🌀☯️

I found relief in my body, as I did the breathwork to move Energy into spaces and places I had not focused on in years, if ever.

Specifically guiding my breath, brought immediate healing to one of my knees, and kept the energy medicine working on it for several days later! I knew I had found a healing method I was going to continue to use for the rest of my life.

I now incorporate basic elements of this in my transformational self-coaching program, Integrated Spiral. Won’t you join me?

Learn more about it here:

Integrated Spiral transformational coaching

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Becoming an Everyday Shaman

An Everyday Shaman

My current environment (living off grid on private property), has afforded me the opportunity to really, thoroughly, BE in nature.

My husband and I also live in an RV. We’ve lived in our 38 foot 5th wheel home for 10 years, as of this writing. Initially, we both worked outside the home, but now, we are both home all day, everyday. (I have been working from home for the last 3 years.)

I have had to be a hermit due to COVID-19 too.

An Everyday Shaman

So, here’s my little breakdown of what I have learned so far and why I am exploring Shamanism:

Bug bites

I don’t like being bitten by bugs: yellow flies, ants, or other. Do I know they have a right to be here? Yes. Do I know they are food for other creatures? Yes. But I am aggravated when my skin itches and feet, fingers, or toes swell up from the inflammation the bites have caused!

I take a moment and BREATHE.

I try new and different salves.

I make my own salves from Comfrey I have grown. Shamans are said to learn from plants and make nature-based medicines, like balms, tonics and tinctures, and salves, and are focused on documenting and sharing beliefs about herbal remedies for various maladies. Check!

And I am getting better at remembering to apply bug repellent (I have tried many different natural and botanical pest repellents), BEFORE I go outside. Even if I am only goinglring out for 5 minutes!

I have had to accept insects are on this planet for a reason. They do a lot of good!

In our garden, insects turn the soil. They attract birds and pollinators too, which enables our vegetables to grow. ☀️💦🌱

I say again, what you resist, persists!

Take another moment and BREATHE. Change your Energy. ❤️🦋🌀

Multi-Directional, Multi-Dimensional

Every morning for the last few years, I have been doing this shaman-like practice:

I fully bend at the waist and let my hands and arms hang to the floor. As I rise, I raise my hands to the sky and say, “Thank you for all the gifts and blessings (knowings) that I have received from the East” (and do this for each direction, north, south, east, and west while turning my body to stand facing each of those directions).

I thank God above, earth below, my past behind, my future ahead, and the cells of my body within. I thank my parents and ancestors and know ALL are WITH thee (my grandparents name was Withee, and this makes that statement personal for me). I know ALL is WELL. ❤️🦋🌀🙏😘

I then, consciously send LOVE out in all directions: north, east, south, west, above, below, forward, and behind. Unseen and seen. Past, present, and future. Indeed, in ALL directions for the benefit of ALL.

There is nothing to forgive, because there is value in Everything. And Everything Resolves to Gratitude. ❤️🙏

Unifying

Lately, I have mostly been getting my socializing online. And while I enjoy being online, some people tend to hide behind their keyboard and say things that are disempowering, unsupportive, judgmental, even unkind online that they wouldn’t tell me in person. And that saddens me.

Some of my “Love and Light” friends don’t act like they believe in unifying. They claim to believe in unity, but then they call me, or others names. Name calling is NOT unifying. There, I’ve said it.

And for Christians, one of the most used directives in the Bible is, “If my children,” “When my people,” and so on, do this or that.

God’s children, God’s people are called to be unifying, to serve, and to Love.

For more about this, read my previous article here.

So, yes, sometimes it is loving to leave someone, if you can’t manage to see another’s perspective and be open to growth and change, or muster the self control to be kind. ❤️🙏

What you resist persists

Will we get mad at certain things or people? Probably. But to live a wholly vibrant and fulfilling life, self control (starting with mastering your thoughts and emotions), is your work. Everyone has their own opinions. Let others be. Is it really your job to ruffle feathers?

Consider these quotes:

If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. 🦋

Ghandi

Remember, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Albert Einstein

Every feeling makes a subconscious impression. The dominant of two feelings is the one expressed.

Neville Goddard

Self control

Look at yourself. Are you perfect? And what is perfection about anyway? As I’ve written about before, expand your mind to find perfection in the imperfection.

Life’s an art more than it is a science. The need to be perfect is fear based. There is no perfection in Art.

Shine your light. No judging required. Have a little self control. Timing is Everything. I get that this is a matter of practice.

Conditional

By its very definition, Love is unconditional. You can’t say, “I love you” and then get mad when your loved one does something you do not like. That would mean you only like that person when they meet your conditions.

You are rarely loving anyone. You like people. You like animals. You don’t love people when they do or say things you don’t like or agree with. It’s a wonder anyone stays married anymore or has children. So much discord.

Try a little patience with those who think different than you. Love is a seed. Let it grow instead of rooting it out or stomping it to death.

You don’t know what’s best for everyone. Nor do you or I know everything. Honestly, none of us will ever know Everything.

Art of Allowing

Because I have had to find a way to actually live my beliefs with a husband who is “constantly under foot” and doesn’t always agree with me in thought, word, or deed (action and timing), I am so glad the Universe brought Law of Attraction and Art of Allowing into my life in 2008.

Now, I am really integrating everything I have learned into my life!

When I get stressed, I stand up, take some deep breaths, exercise, do some yoga or qigong, take a walk, or sing!

Growing living things

I have planted seeds and watched them sprout.

Too much rain washes them out of seeding containers or moves them out of the place where I put them in the garden.

Too little water and the plants die. I am hydrating myself more now too!

I love watching ferns sprout through the dirt and form a delicate spiral. I love ferns and never knew they did that until I walked through the forest enough times to observe them growing.

We all grow through the dirt. ❤️🦋🌀🙏☀️💦🌱

Sending love

The gratitude and love I feel and send is unconditional. I must send it to those I disagree with, as much or more than to those I agree with, otherwise I am not growing or expanding my consciousness.

I have broken down too. But, for now, I choose to bend as the willow. I choose to rise in growth. I choose to unplug from my phone and rest. I choose to turn, turn, turn. There is a season for ALL things.

Wrapping it up

I’ve written previously about some of my dreams and hypnosis sessions (similar to vision quests that Shamans do) to gain knowledge, direct revelations, and other dimensional guidance and healing.

I use breathwork, solitary time (to include prayer and meditation), fasting, singing, and chanting, like Shamans do. I enjoy drumming, but tend to do it only on my body, instead of an actual drum. I don’t use psychedelic substances, but can reach an altered state of consciousness by meditating.

I communicate with crystals, dirt, sky, stones, trees, and some animals. I know that I am a diviner, with an ability to bring healing to the planet by connecting Heaven and Earth.

Some shamans work with unseen elements within the subtle realms of sound frequencies and light (bodies of light and shadows). And while I know they are there, I am not bold enough to think for a moment that they work with me, though I am grateful for their help should they choose to intervene.

I embrace the ALL of what is wanted along with what is not wanted. The dark and the bright shining light that comes from mindfulness and accepting the sacred geometry within nature. There really is value in Everything.

Namaste. OM

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

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About the Winter Solstice

Until recently, I didn’t know a whole lot about the Solstices.

Previously published on The Wellness Universe, December 20, 2019

Except that many years ago, I had been told by a particular religious group that the Christmas holiday was celebrated at about the same time that Pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice. I knew that astronomically-speaking, the Winter Solstice was the shortest day, (a day with the least daylight), that we experience during a year. So if this is your first dive into the topic, you’re not alone.

When is the Winter Solstice?

In the northern hemisphere, the Winter Solstice occurs from about December 18th to the 25th; depending upon the year. Most people acknowledge the Winter Solstice only on December 21st or December 22nd. At the prehistoric sacred site of Newgrange in Ireland, the sunrise Winter Solstice will be observed and celebrated between the dates of December 18th to the 23rd, 2019.

Since many people from around the world revere the Winter Solstice as a deeply spiritual time, that reason alone makes it an interesting topic to understand. We all know how fractional religious matters can be. Yet, Spirit seeks to unify the fragmented parts of the whole.

Different Views

Some think the Winter Solstice is a time of connection, quiet reflection, and profound joy. Others experience this time as busy, complicated, or even chaotic; and not just around planning celebrations or such. Sensitive or intuitive persons actually dream a lot or experience spiritual downloads of information!

Naturally, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season may make it difficult to find time for ourselves, but we can use the Winter Solstice as a way to excuse ourselves from some of the drama and overwhelm and take a pause. Yes, take some time and sit for awhile to reflect on your hopes, wishes and desires for the future.

It might also be a good time to contemplate about how your year went, and maybe set new intentions and realign your priorities.

Eastern beliefs offer an explanation of how the Solstices affect us. Not only symbolically, but in a very real sense; yin energy is the darkness before the Winter Solstice and then at sunrise, the dark opens to the lightness of the yang energy.

By seeking to first understand, we may actually give ourselves more space to live and let live, let go of the past and give ourselves a break from feeling the need to control.

Curiosity, Like Love, is Eternal

Like the spirals engraved on the neolithic and monolithic rocks at sites like, Knowth and Newgrange in Ireland and Stonehenge in England, humans have sought to leave their mark on the planet.

I listed Knowth first because some believe it to be the oldest of the astronomically-oriented structures built. Unfortunately, the caretakers of the Knowth site do not allow entrance into its chamber.

Exterior of the large mound at Knowth

Thankfully, near Knowth you can visit the larger site of Newgrange and go inside its tomb. However, to enter the burial chamber during the Winter Solstice sunrise, you must fill out a lottery application and be chosen to gain entry. The lucky few who win the opportunity to go inside the tomb at sunrise, get to see the rays of sunlight fill the chamber via a lightbox cut-out of the stones above the passageway entry. Those inside the chamber during sunrise will watch as sunlight fills the entire chamber, (weather permitting), for 17 precious minutes. Yes, it’s a very big deal and a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Entrance to the Newgrange neolithic chamber

Interestingly, Stonehenge may be the world’s most famous prehistoric monument and sacred site to host the Summer and Winter Solstices that is aligned to the Winter Solstice sunset; while Newgrange only aligns to the Winter Solstice sunrise. I find this dichotomy intriguing.

The opportunity exists for all of us to visit these sacred sites and stir our inner curiosity about who and why all of the etchings were made on these gigantic stones. And we can be grateful that we are alive during this time in history when it is possible to visit these sacred sites.

I have been forever changed by visiting the West Kennet Long Barrow, (an Avebury site), Knowth, Newgrange and Stonehenge. Where allowed, I stood, walked, sat near and touched, many of these incredible stones; marveling their presence.

Last July, while meditating at Stonehenge inside the stone circle, I came to know of our “rightness to BE,” in the world. The experience quickly put me into a meditative state; when I am home, it takes me many minutes to reach that state of meditation. At Stonehenge, I became aware of why certain sites are sacred, and why, if we have the opportunity, we should protect them.

As I take the next long and luscious deep breath, I reach for the grace to continue to live and travel to these highly energetic places for many years to come. I want to take my granddaughters to these sites when they are of age.

Marking the Time

Nature shows us the effects of time. The inner rings on the trees mark the passing of years. Very few things last forever and no one agrees on the age of the neolithic structures that still stand on the earth.

Astronomically-speaking, the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. This is why it makes sense that as we head into the dark time of year, with shorter days, we allow ourselves the luxury of some time to journey within.

The Winter Solstice is observed by various cultures; not only Pagans and Druids. Eastern and Western cultures give meaning to the Solstice, because it marks the transition from darkness to light, or cold to warm.

In Japan, the Winter Solstice is a celebration of all things pertaining to the fruit Yuzu; that typically includes taking hot bath soaks filled with different tart citrus fruits. This event ushers in an important change in season. Cleansing rituals like celebrating the Solstice are honoring, both to us and our ancestors, before the earth makes another journey around our golden and life-giving sun.

Balance and Synchronicity

For me, this will be the first holiday I’ve experienced without my dad and third without my mom; at least in the physical sense, and I am an only child. Perhaps that is why the Universe has gifted me with so much recently; I’m thrilled, no matter the why or how!

I am simply grateful that through the use of all the holistic tools I have put into my proverbial “wellness toolbox,” I finally feel centered and balanced; even when emotionally triggered. Yay!

As an aside, one of my blog articles, “Why Am I So Emotional-Tips for Grief” was scheduled to be published on January 6th, 2020; that is my parent’s wedding anniversary! When I read the email from the Wellness Universe with that publishing date, I immediately sensed it was because my mom and dad are still with me in spirit. Truly, you can’t make this stuff up!

Yes, I see the synchronicity more clearly and feel this statement that was given to me spiritually or psychically years ago, even stronger now; “We Are ALL Connected.”

I write this as an aside, and that it’s a big reason why I am personally going to spend dedicated and focused time before and during the Winter Solstice to unpack my thoughts and set a new course for adventure!

I hope this article has been interesting and informative and that sometime soon you can experience the joy that awaits for you on the Winter Solstice in whatever way you observe this time marker.

I won a place for myself and a guest, (out of 30,861 lottery applications drawn by children from three different schools), to go inside the Newgrange burial chamber for the Winter Solstice sunrise on Dec. 18th, 2019 in Ireland and we are going! Stay tuned for the next post to read all about what mysteries it unlocks for me.

Thank you. Amen. Awomen. Namaste. OM

❤️🦋🌀

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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