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Chapter entitled “Let Go and Let God”

My professional work focuses on helping others understand the mental, emotional and energetic relationship to the physical body. I offer private and group energy sessions, yoga and meditation, vibration through sound, and destination retreats to heal and nourish the mind, body and Spirit. I also offer Reiki, Light Grid and yoga courses. I have been in professional practice for over 15 years.

Meditation was and still is so instrumental in helping me to center and move through some of the most challenging life experiences. I created this meditation video as a small way to say thank you for all that you do and perhaps to use as one of your tools to help support you in your journey. Much gratitude and many blessings to you and yours. Lisa

Unified Chakra Meditation by Lisa O’Brien

This is an 8 minute meditation that can be used any time and any place. For a deeper experience, use ear buds or headphones. The guided meditation takes you through a chakra clearing and expansion of the entire energy system. When you listen to the meditation, you will also receive a high vibrational energy infusion of your entire system to elevate the frequencies of all of the cells as well as clearing through the meridians. Use this meditation to center, energize or calm your Being as you reconnect with Self.

Excerpts from my chapter “Let Go Let God”

“Implementing some of the alternative techniques that I have learned, I start seeing improvements with my children, particularly the youngest. It takes less than a year for his digestive system to heal itself and there is some positive improvement with my oldest as well. The school teachers are asking me what I am doing differently with the boys so I attempt to get some of these ideas into the school, but old programs die hard and mindsets are hard to change.”

“As I continue down this path more doors open, appropriate teachers show up for me to learn, allowing me to grow and expand in this field. I am told I am creating all of this, but I am not quite sure what that really means. I understand it much better now.”

“How do I release fear and the victim program? I begin by accepting and owning that I am totally responsible for what is going on in my life. I do not blame anyone or anything outside of myself. From this place I can then make the necessary changes. Since my cells are responding to my belief systems, I need to bring these programs into my awareness where I can then shift them into positive aspects and thoughts. This is how I work with others. Many things run very deep and it is a continual process that needs to be diligently attended. This is not always easy but positive changes do take place and it is worth the effort.”

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Using ballroom dance to support the disabled population

Article entitled “Body Communicating”

Obviously, pain is a stimulus to take action to avoid harm, but what if there is a purpose that goes even deeper? Perhaps the body is attempting to communicate the emotional state of the heart and mind.

According to author Louise Hay and scientist Bruce Lipton, physical symptoms are merely tangible evidence of what is going on in the unconscious mind. Emotions play a crucial role in ensuring that needs are met. So, if they are ignored, the subconscious mind must find another way to get its message across.

Placing the hand directly over a flame will prompt an immediate response to remove the hand. But, if the hand is held two feet above the flame and left there it eventually becomes painful and then removed. In the first scenario the body is giving an immediate response to avoid damage from the flame. In the second scenario, the stimulus for removing the hand was more about addressing the pain and less about the possible damage. In fact, the further away from the cause of a pain, the less likely the actual cause of the pain is seen. Therefore, a headache may develop in response to an emotion triggered hours before, but arthritis pain may stem from an emotional reaction that began decades ago.

More often than not, people have been conditioned to address only the pain. For the purpose of healing, addressing only the pain is about as effective as turning the music up in the car to drown out the annoying tapping noise the engine is producing. This will not correct the engine problem or stop the car from breaking down. The pain usually won’t go away permanently until the message is acknowledged and taken care of from the core level.

With every thought or feeling, the body releases tiny chemical proteins called neuropeptides. There are more than a thousand different neuropeptides–each triggering its own specific physiological effect. Without neuropeptides, the body could not function. Hormones, for example, are neuropeptides, as are endorphins and adrenaline.

When the mental and emotional state are out of balance, the resulting neuropeptides cause physical symptoms to appear. Any prolonged negative mental state will weaken a correlating area of the body. This occurs over a prolonged period of time. By the time symptoms appear, that state of being may have been held for quite some time, or that state of being may even have shifted already but the damage can take some time to heal.

Some examples of clues about the body can be found in sayings from the past. “That really galls me,” is an expression revealing that slow-burning anger affects the gall bladder. “You expect me to swallow that?” is a reaction toward someone you feel is “feeding you” a lie, which affects the throat. A person who is constantly criticizing is “riding you.” If they do it enough, you get angry and yell, “Get off my back!”

The heart emits a much stronger electromagnetic force field than the brain. The brain entrains with the heart, and matches its biological rhythm. When love, appreciation and gratitude is felt in your heart, the brain will entrain with that and enter a coherent pattern. If the heart feels anger, frustration or fear, the brain will entrain with that and go into an incoherent pattern.

Recent medical studies shows that depression is a greater cause of heart disease than smoking. Researchers found that in depressed people the blood platelets became stickier, clogging arteries and veins. Depressed people lose hope. Lacking a feeling of satisfaction and empowerment. Life is viewed from a negative perspective.

Anger has been shown to affect the liver. When anger is felt, toxins increase in the body which the liver then must deal with. Sad people tend to crave carbohydrates, especially sweets. Long-term exposure to a high-carbohydrate diet results in insulin resistance and diabetes. Sadness is known to affect the pancreas, which produces insulin.

Another approach to detect the emotional causes of pain is to look at the symbolism of the different parts of the body. The hands grip, so a pain in the hand may indicate a problem with holding onto something. Likewise, the intestines are the part of the body that eliminates waste. If there is a problem with the intestines, it may correlate to a problem of holding onto an emotion.

The neck sits between the brain and heart–the two electric command centers of the body. Electrical impulses passing between the heart and brain integrate analytical thinking with emotional desires and feelings. Differences between what the brain thinks and the heart desires can leave one feeling scattered, stuck, confused or powerless. Decisions become difficult. Disparity between heart and mind is the root cause of many physical disorders and dysfunctions.

Thyroid disorders, laryngitis, and TMJ are especially indicative of an imbalance between thought and desire. If a person does not speak up and express what is wanted or needed, difficulties may show up in these areas.

The lungs and heart sustain life. Deep grief and loss affects the lungs and heart. Expressing love is more important than receiving love. The only way to actually feel love is to express it. When in a state of love, the heart chakra and whole chest area expands. The body’s vibration raises.

The spinal column and skeleton literally support the body. Problems with the skeletal structure indicates obstacles and challenges that are affecting the mental and emotional state of well-being. Back pain may reveal feeling a lack of support.

Stomach and digestion are the body’s assimilation process. Digestive problems occur when there is an inability to ‘digest’ or absorb what is going on in one’s environment, head, or heart.

The legs, calves, knees and feet store trauma, resentment, jealousy, and emotional pain, both past and present, especially, in regard to family. Problems in these areas may indicate a block in the root chakra, which may bring feelings of fear with moving forward or making changes, as well as, issues about self-identity.

Getting in touch with the body and its communication system is key to warding off or addressing issues from the core level. Yoga, meditation, qigong and energy work are just some of the ways the mind body connection can be better attained.


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