Interview With A Healer

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Wellness is becoming more aware of the choices you make for a balanced life. Wellness is the pursuit of continued growth and balance. In the previous post on my blog, we have gone over a few pillars of wellness and, my favorites is spiritual wellness. Spiritual Wellness, the basis of spirituality is discovering a sense of meaningfulness in your life and coming to know that you have a purpose to fulfill to read more check out this blog post below.  Today I have had the honor of speaking with my love and good friend Carmen. She is a Writer, Astrologer, Spiritual Advisor, Reader, Psychic Medium, Healer and Hoodoo Herbalist. If haven’t read my first interview you should know this is a mini-series I am working on to teach you all about different ways you can heal and amazing people who can help you.

https://humblesoullifeofajuicer.blog/2021/07/17/spiritual-wellness/

• What healing modalities are you into? Choose one and Explain
For example how would explain tarot reading + benefits? How would explain being a doula or reiki master and the benefits?

I use different modalities for healing, I am a certified Reiki Master, I hold certifications in past life regression, Akashic records healing and crystal healing. I also do tarot and intuitive readings. I would say if I had to pick one it would be a tie between crystal healing and tarot, I’m more known for tarot so let’s talk about that. I feel like tarot readings or intuitive readings can be very beneficial, they can serve as tools to help the client or querent identify areas that they need to heal or things that they are holding onto that are causing energetic blocks. Then you’re able to advise and assist In that person’s journey with the things that come up. I feel like readers we give the tools we help shed light and push the client in the right place but ultimately it’s up to them to do the work, but it’s easier or at least helpful to at least know what areas  you need to work on as far as your healing 

• In a few words what started you on your journey?

My moms death triggered my first awakening and I think it was just too much at once, so my gifts and even self healing was put on hold until I ended things with a karmic, I came out of that relationship realizing I was a lil’ toxic bishhh and just wanted to heal and be a better version of myself so I started with therapy and that allowed me to feel comfortable enough to start my spiritual journey. ( I was raised Christian, so it was always hard for me bc everything in Christianity didn’t resonate for me, and I always thought myself to be more spiritual than religious) 

• Which spiritual principles steer your work?

My personal story has been a guiding light for me, I’ve been through so much and for the most part of my life I had to go through those things alone and just kind of like figured it out as I went, I started my journey and I started connecting with my guides and ancestors and that helped but I didn’t feel like I really had anyone I could go to, so I wanted to be that spiritual advisor for people going through it and just wanted to be a service and be there and let people know that no storm is too great no mistake no trauma so too great (not to downplay anyone’s experiences) but nothing is too great that you can’t overcome it. I named my business healing InnerGs – healing the inner god and goddess in you, so that you can fulfill your soul mission as well as live the life you desire and really deserve 

• Which non-invasive healing strategies would you frequently employ? 

Affirmations. Affirmations in themselves can be really healing because they help reprogram your brain from negative thought patterns. It’s nothing that you have to do but more so what needs to affirm. 

• How would you respond if your spiritual guidance was poorly received? 

I would ask what part of the message didn’t resonate, and see if I can offer some type of Clarity, but from my own journey I know sometimes it’s not that the  message didn’t resonate it’s just sometimes you’re not ready to hear it and that’s ok. But I’ve honestly only had two experiences where it was like no this isn’t it lol but months later they came back and said it did help. I feel in those cases I just try to further explore what’s going on and if that doesn’t work just fall back. Not everyone will resonate with you that’s also ok 

• What could spiritual work do to bolster community connections?

The whole purpose of being a spiritual worker or healer, conjurer is that you were gifted with those tools to be a service. Being a service to the community will allow healing on a mass level, allow community collaboration and help build relationships that will in return allow our communities to grow 

• What are a few challenges of building your business and your following? If you have any or advice for someone up and coming?

Being consistent, I realized I’m not an everyday collective message. I post when I feel called to and I know that some people want that and that’s how a lot of spiritualists build their following, I’m not big on followers because with any message or service I post it’s always posted with the intentions that whoever needs it will see it and that’s been working for me. One other challenge I still struggle with is balance, I hate saying no and I want to help as many people as I can because I love what I do but spiritual burnout is real and I’m learning that it’s okay to close for a bit to rest. Advice for someone up and coming, stay authentic, stay true to your calling and purpose, don’t follow trends, don’t get discouraged if business is slow in the beginning or if you hit slow periods, don’t get caught up on the money part of things. Money will come when your intentions are pure. Don’t compare yourself, your journey, your business is unique to you. Don’t get into this business for clout because the universe will humble you, and last but not least stay protected and don’t let a hating ass bish phase you. Do you! Always! 

• How do you stay grounded?

Meditation, taking walks, get out in nature, showers lol a meditative shower can help you hit reset so fast, I do reiki sessions on myself. Journal and spend time at my altar, music and Dancing 

• What is the definition of rest to you?

Doing whatever puts my mind body and soul at peace, it could be a nap, it could be working on a creative project that’s just for me to free trapped energy and express myself creatively. Eating tacos and watching movies. Rest for me comes in different forms but it’s whatever allows me peace and recovery 

30 Days of Juices and Smoothies: Day 15 Hydration Juice

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to 30 days of Juice & Smoothies. Today is day 15, and I am here with a few tips when in the kitchen. We are also going to be going over some common juice mistakes and making hydration juice for children. 

COMMON JUICING MISTAKES: 

Not Drinking Juice On An Empty Stomach: Fresh juice should only be consumed on an empty stomach. The whole point of drinking juice is diminished if you don’t and can give you digestive issues like my friend experienced. Drinking juice on an empty stomach allows the juice’s vitamins and minerals to go straight to your bloodstream. 

Leaving Your Juicer Dirty: Wash or at least rinse your juicer right after juicing. Trust me; it’ll save you a ton of time and scrubbing. 

Let the juice sit around: Juice should never be left sitting around. Once you juice it, either drink it right away or freeze it. All pressed juice is beneficial in the fridge for five days and the freezer 4 to 6 months. 

Using dry items: Avoid trying to juice things with low water content. For example, stay away from coconut, sugar cane, and grains. These ingredients have massive amounts of fiber but barely any liquid.
Pushing produce using something other than the plunger: Many juicers come with their plastic plunger tools. They’re designed for use with a particular model and are carefully sized to match. They’re to help you push items down the food chute without getting caught in the juicer mechanism. If you try this with any other implement, especially a metal object, you could destroy the machine and injure yourself in the process.

A few tips to remember are:

Prep your produce, meaning WASH AND SOAK THEM. Yes, even the organic ones. Kiwis, beets, and fruits or vegetables with hair on them should be scrubbed and soaked as well. Remember 1 cup of vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and a sink full of water is the easiest method. 

Line your pulp basket with a plastic bag; trust me, when cleaning up after a long day of juicing, the last thing you want is to deal with the wet pulp. 

Make your juice ahead of time. I drink 2-3 16oz juices a day. So if you know you want to do a cleanse, help yourself out. Of course, if you are on Oahu, you can always book a cleanse here. 

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Now for the Hydratation juice for children. Growing up, I had a lot of friends who didn’t like regular water. I find it to be more common nowadays. This juice is a yummy easy juice to make that will wow your children. This homemade electrolyte drink will rehydrate you and keep your electrolyte level up without the dyes and yucky stuff.

Day 15: 10/8: Hydration Juice 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of coconut water or spring water 
  • 1 cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice (opt.)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
  • 6-8 tbsp of sweetener ( honey or agave)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt ( not table salt)
  • 1 cup of apple juice

Coconut water is high in potassium (and antioxidants), as is citrus juice. You can easily half, double, or even triple this recipe to fit your needs. Mix everything in a blender and enjoy it!

Children under one should not consume honey.  

Check back tomorrow for another yummy recipe. 

Adenomyosis I am not my disease

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I am not my disease. Adenomyosis stage 1 I was told. Back in 2018, I wanted to die. Getting up during my period felt like I was being stabbed. Every doctor I went to either thought I was crazy and went as far as trying to admit me to the psych ward. Imagine, me, 23 years old, working 70 hours a week, and being told I was crazy. Before that day, I had no idea what Adenomyosis was. I thought my long periods (my longest being 31 days), pain during sex (TMI), and extreme nausea and bloating was some karma. I blamed myself.

Maybe I partied excessively , my nutrition wasn’t the best, or even perhaps my past life karma followed me into this one. It took until recently for me to be in a better place mentally. I had to find myself again in a sense. I was worried about my marriage because so many things kept happening. I wasn’t the fun-loving person anymore. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep, I even had to quit my job because I couldn’t do it. I thought my life was over, and I was ready to die. Most doctors, I would say, eight out of ten know about this disease. Every answer I heard was birth control, deal with it with pain meds, or surgery. For those who don’t know about this disease, let me tell you: Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb). The cells that usually form a lining on the inside of the uterus, also grow in the muscle wall of the uterus.

 The term adenomyosis comes from the words:

  • adeno – gland
    • myo – muscle and
    • osis – condition

Similar to endometriosis but very different. With endometriosis, cells similar to those that line the uterus are found in other parts of the body, such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis (the peritoneum). Some theories many doctors have. 

  • The lining cells invade into the muscle layer as a result of surgery
    • Bordering tissue was deposited into the uterine muscle early in fetal life, before birth
    • Inflammation of the lining after childbirth causes cells to pass into the weakened muscle layer

Adenomyosis is mainly only seen in women in their reproductive years because its growth requires oestrogen. But it has been found in some young women. To learn about it more check out https://clinmedjournals.org/articles/ogcr/obstetrics-and-gynaecology-cases-reviews-ogcr-5-121.php?jid=ogcr; A lot more research still needs to be done. After menopause, Adenomyosis usually goes away because of the lack of oestrogen.

For those of you who don’t know what oestrogen is, I got you covered. Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles in the body, from controlling puberty to strengthening bones. Having too much or too little oestrogen can cause a range of different medical conditions.

Some of the symptoms include abnormal periods, painful periods, pain during sex, tiredness, anemia, and dizziness. The list is much longer, but to name a few. It’s most likely to occur in the back wall of the uterus but can occur anywhere in the muscle layer. If Adenomyosis is concentrated in one area, it can lead to a mass called an adenomyoma. To be diagnosed is hard. You first have to get your doctor to believe you. I was personally given a transvaginal ultrasound (the ultrasound probe is placed in the vagina). You could also get an MRI, or for those who have already had a hysterectomy, a pathology test may be given. 

The so-called treatments are mostly birth controls. For example, progestogen may be given, which comes in the form of an IUD (Mirena). A GnRH agonists (an artificial hormone used to prevent natural ovulation)could be used or, of course, a Hysterectomy. Now please remember I am not a doctor, and a lot of this is my experience. I started birth control at the age of 13 and got off in December 2019. It controlled my acne, my cramps, but not really, and the length of my period. I got off because I wanted to get my body ready for a baby. After getting off it, my body was, of course, all over the place. My acne came, and I was so embarrassed. It was crazy to me because the doctor had nothing for me but more drugs. I had to research to save my own life. I am going to break this post up, meaning we still have a lot more to discuss. Subscribe, so you never miss a thing. If you have Adenomyosis, Endometriosis, PCOS, or any other chronic illness, please know you are never alone. If you ever need to talk, please send us a message. I will be writing more about to heal your body, and I hope you join me on this journey.

ASE’

Info from;

https://draxe.com/health/adenomyosis/ ;

https://www.foragebotanicals.co.uk/forage-botanicals/herbal-pain-killers;