Fly Medicine | Animal Totems

Learn to Leave the Poison Behind with Fly Medicine ~

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

Fly Medicine from Gifts from the Rainforest

19. Fly medicine warns us when we are revisiting self-destructive habits. It’s better to empower our best interests – health, creativity and life!

Are you getting sucked into a toxic pattern from the past? If so, what will help?

Healing Action: Close off or expel negative manipulative energy. Stand up for yourself and stop enabling the pull of destructive habits.

Fly Right

The fly lives off the waste and garbage left by others.

This pest brings bacteria and disease with it, spreading misfortune and death among the living.

Once you have released poison and toxicity from your system, leave it behind you.

Do not return again to eat from your own garbage.
It is no longer a part of you and you have no need of it, no matter how familiar it is.

Right action is about inner direction and doing what is
in your best self-interest.

Your best self-interest is health, life, and creation.

When you see the fly, consider how you might be needlessly revisiting self-destructive habits.


Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles ™ help you access your inner guidance, identify problems and make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Fly Medicine:

Fly Medicine

Traditional principles around taking care of yourself have been blocked. You may be feeling hopeless. Perhaps your ego is saying that you aren’t worth taking care of, so why bother? Nothing could be further from the truth.
When you believe your ego, you fall back into destructive habits that have caused you no end of sorrow in the past. You’re having difficulty seeing through all the garbage and realizing there is a way out. Whoever first told you that you were not worth taking care of was really just expressing how they felt about themselves.Make yourself a priority. Agree to take care of yourself.

Or
It may be that you are putting up with abuse from others. If so, it’s time to take courage, speak up and set some healthy boundaries. Once you have accomplished this, never go back. There is nothing there for you.


Fly Medicine is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH FLY MEDICINE

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the forty-nine Intuitive Learning Circles™ and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are healing and divination tools for anyone who wants to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuitive abilities.

♦ Find emotional balance  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Managing Anxiety in the Midst of Collective Fear

SOS: A Mind Exercise for Managing Anxiety  ~

Managing Anxiety

Rheanni Lightwater - Managing Anxiety

When we’re feeling anxiety, it’s usually directly related to the levels of uncertainty we’re experiencing. In normal times, managing anxiety has been an individual matter and has to do with being okay with not knowing what’s going to happen.

However, due to the pandemic, society in general is experiencing existential levels of uncertainty, which in turn increases our collective levels of anxiety. None of us knows what’s going to happen! Whether it be reopening the schools, the upcoming election or handling economic stress, being able to focus your attention on something positive may simply seem out of the question.

These feelings can come on suddenly and be very overwhelming. For example, the other day I went to the grocery store and while waiting in line, I could feel myself starting to get elevated. Even though the actual situation wasn’t all that bad, I was keenly aware of a malaise and emotional backdrop made up of fear, dissatisfaction and anxiety.

Thank goodness I quickly released my agreement to buy into it and then went through this handy exercise once I got home to help me gently separate from the panic and keep my thoughts from running away too far!

Managing Anxiety in the Midst of Collective Fear uses affirmations and the Intuitive Learning Circles™ that can help when you are:

  • Picking up on anxiety around you
  • Getting anxious about an important decision
  • Experiencing performance anxiety
  • Overstimulated or feeling under attack
  • Feeling dizzy or overwhelmed
  • Unable to follow through due to anxiety.

Set aside about ten to fifteen minutes. Start by reading the directions: Gaze at each Circle for approximately two minutes. A longer or shorter time may be necessary. Let yourself breathe and relax as much as possible.

Here’s an example of how the Circles can help you restore balance when you’re managing anxiety:

Contemplate the positive affirmations that go with this Circle for a minute or so:

“I bring my senses into balance.”

“I focus them so that I can feel calmer and concentrate on what’s important.”

“I use them to help me be more aware of my surroundings and what I’m doing.”

“I focus on thoughts and actions that are helpful and in my best interest.”

The Circle may seem to move, spin or even change color. That means that it’s working. Just keep breathing and let the energy move. Once it calms down, your emotional state may improve as well. Then you’ll be ready to continue with the exercise.


Mind Body Integration

Mind Body Integration - Self-care for lossFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of your body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!


Managing Anxiety

This exercise will help you slow down, pull your thoughts together and help you take good care of yourself.

Step One: Awareness

Breathe in and gently gaze at the Circle. While you exhale, affirm to yourself:
“I am connected, aware and guided by the truth.”

“Taking good care of myself is important.”

 

Step Two – Balance

It may feel like you’re all off balance or whirling like a top. Keep breathing and let this Circle help you get more balanced again.

Pay special attention to your tailbone.

 

Step Three – Protection

Continue to breathe and imagine yourself in an environment that’s very safe and peaceful.
You are completely protected here.

 

Step Four ~ Clarity

Let this Circle help you turn the volume down on your senses. They could be turned up too high. You can calm down and see things as they really are. Move if you need to. Let your shoulders drop.

“I can see the light in a dark situation.”

Be sure to do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.

 

Step Five – Slow Motion

Your mind might be hurried, spinning or frenzied, so let this Circle help you imagine that everything’s slowing down. 
It’s okay to slow down… moving in slow motion.


Again, do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body.

 

Step Six – Trust

Let your belly relax where your ribs go up in the front.
It’s okay for you to relax there and breathe as deeply as you want.

It’s okay for you to just be. Things are getting sorted out now.

 

Step Seven – Steadfast

Use this Circle to focus in on your heart.
Your heartbeat is steady and getting calmer by the minute.
You are okay.

 

Step Eight – Breath

Let this Circle help you open up your breath now.
Your lungs work together with your heart to keep oxygen flowing through you.
Breathing in the breath of life and exhaling…

 

Step Nine – Equilibrium

It’s important to keep breathing.
Your diaphragm works together with your heart and lungs to help you breathe.
You are okay. Your breathing is okay.

 

Step Ten – Resolution

As you gaze at this Circle, you can deactivate the overstimulated parts of your brain. Just keep breathing and say to yourself:

“I am calming down. Everything is relaxing.”

 

Step Eleven – Release

Imagine that you’re completely surrounded by a sphere of light filled with strength, courage and determination. Take as long as you like with this.

“I am filled with strength and determination.

I am strong and deflect the excess energy of  collective anxiety.” 

 

Step Twelve – Emotional Freedom

Dissolve your connection to the mental and emotional malaise that’s behind our collective anxiety. Use this symbol for dissolving destructive blueprints to clear the patterns from your mental continuum and send them to the Sun to be purified. 

Then, collapse the energetic sewers that spread the malaise.

Finish this formula by closing the doors in your mind that lead to collective anxiety and fear.

Closure for Mind Body Healing

 

After you’ve gone through the entire formula, consider taking a brisk walk or exercising to help discharge your excess energy. When you’re ready, see if you can take action on some of the ideas that come to mind.


SOS - Shelter from the Storm - Managing Anxiety
Managing Anxiety in Times of Collective Fear is a self-care formula from Rheanni Lightwater’s newest collection developed especially for the pandemic, called SOS – Shelter from the Storm.

Coming soon!

Find Out about other SOS Books HERE>>


 

For More Help Navigating the Flow – Check Out Todays Intuitive Reading >

 


Disclaimer:
Managing Anxiety should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. If you are having thoughts of suicide or extreme panic, call 911 or seek help immediately. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Self-care for Economic Loss

Soul Oriented Solutions: A Self-care Formula for Loss and Economic Stress ~

Self-care for Loss

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKP Self-care for Loss

Many people are experiencing deep levels of anxiousness, distress and fear around our current economic situation due to the pandemic. These feelings can come on suddenly and be very overwhelming. What are some ways to provide self-care for loss and bring some level of emotional relief?

To help out, I’d like to share this brief exercise from RESOLVE that uses affirmations and the Intuitive Learning Circles™. You can use it whenever you are:

  • Stressed over a lost job or income
  • Grieving a loss of any kind
  • Recovering from an abusive experience – past or present
  • Dealing with a serious or long-term illness
  • Preparing for surgery
  • Coming to terms with tragedy, loss or death.

Here’s an example of how the Circles can help you restore balance.

Simply gaze softly at the image while you contemplate the positive affirmations that go with it for for a minute or so. Relax and breathe:

“I bring my senses into balance.”

“I focus them so that I can feel calmer and more aware of what’s important financially.”

“I use my senses to help me be more aware of where I am and what I’m doing.”

“I focus on thoughts and actions that are helpful and in my best interest.”

 

Next, you can continue Self-care for Loss by allowing this Reiki Chakra Key to provide chakra healing to your heart center. It helps to put both feet flat on the floor and place your hands on your heart while you gaze at the symbol.  Here’s a a couple of suggested affirmations:

“I am filled with compassion for the suffering of myself and others. I open my heart to the possibility of healing and moving forward.”

Strong emotions or insights may come up. The images may move, rotate, vibrate or change color. Don’t worry. That happens sometimes. It just means they’re working to help you feel better. Once the energy calms down a bit, you can move on to the remaining Circles with each of their affirmations to complete the process.

You might want to journal some of your thoughts so that you can speak with a trusted counselor or friend about what comes up. If so, get out some paper and something to write with as you go through the steps.


Mind Body Integration

Mind Body Integration - Self-care for lossFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of your body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!


Self-care for Loss

Step One: Asking for Help

Breathe in deeply, all the way to your belly while you look at this Circle. 

If you could ask for something that would help you feel better, what would that be? Place your request in the center, open space of this Circle and imagine you can send your breath to it.

For best results, put your hands on your knees and breathe in through your nose 4 times, exhaling with a long “hoo” sound. Do that three times (three sets of four breaths).

 

Step Two – Support

Imagine that you can bring healing and release into all parts of your body, mind and spirit while you continue to breathe.

Miracles - Self-care for Loss

Put your hands on your knees again and breathe in through your nose 3 times, exhaling with a long “haa” sound. Do that four times (four sets of three breaths).

 

Step Three ~ Peace

What do you think is the main difficulty or burden you’re dealing with right now?
Are you ready to let go of that burden and find a solution? 
If not, why not?

 

Step Four – Release

Where are you holding tension? Use this Circle to scan your body.

You can release the tension around anything that’s bothering you right now. Your shoulders are dropped. Your jaw is relaxed. Keep melting the tension until it’s all gone.


Remember to do that both crossed and uncrossed.

 

Step Five – Soul Vision

Consider what your life could be without those burdens. Sense the experience as much as you can in detail. See it, hear it, taste it, smell it and feel it.

 

Step Six – Remove Your Burdens

Imagine that you can send all those burdens to where ever they need to go to resolve themselves. Feel the heaviness lifting up and off of you.

You have done the best that you can under the circumstances.

Step Seven – Rebalance

Breathe again.
Feel a calmness coming over you.
You feel calmer and calmer with every breath.

 

Step Eight – Cleansing

Send away any illness, pain or fear that you’re experiencing. Send it to the Sun or wherever it needs to go to heal.

 

Step Nine – Faith

Fill yourself with strength and the knowledge that you are loved. 

 

Let yourself rest now. You might feel tired or sad. That’s okay. It means that you’re feeling safe enough to really let go and rest.

Closure for Mind Body Healing

 

Some people have gotten a lot of extra support out of going through this self-care for loss formula every day for twenty-one days. It helps to retrain your mind to think more positively and keep you on track toward your full recovery.


RESOLVE - Self-care for LossSelf-care for Grief, Illness and Loss is one of seven self-care formulas and mind exercises from RESOLVE, a handbook for staying true and following through in difficult times by Rheanni Lightwater.

 

PURCHASE the Print Edition or a PDF Ebook HERE>>


 

For More Help Navigating the Flow – Check Out Todays Intuitive Reading >

 


Disclaimer:
Self-care for Loss should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Wasp | Animal Totems

Surviving the Sting with Wasp Medicine ~

Self-care and Personal Growth through Gifts from the Rainforest:

5. The Wasp knows not to take rejection personally.  Her advice is to use the sting of unpleasant events to keep us moving and on track.

Do you need to find a better route to your destination?

Healing Action: Overcome disappointment and move on. Block the influx of negative energy. Find gratitude in difficult circumstances.

Surviving the Sting

Disappointment comes in many forms. The things that others do or say often sting, but the wasp knows that it’s nothing personal.
Do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed or sensitive when you are repelled.
It’s not important that everybody likes you. It’s not even possible.
Your time is better spent looking for another route to your destination.
The wasp does not intend any harm; she simply follows her instincts.
If she has stung you today, count yourself blessed, because she has saved you much time and trouble in the long run.
You could be about to step into the middle of a hornet’s nest.
Nurse your wounds and move on.

Mind Body IntegrationMind Body Integration

For best results, gaze softly at the Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the communication is more complete.

Intuitive Learning Circles ™ help you access your inner guidance, identify problems and make proactive changes. Simply relax and gaze at the Circles while contemplating its message and positive affirmations. Your intuition will come forward and give you the help that you seek.


Further Exploration into Wasp Medicine:

Wasp - Animal Totems

You have not been paying attention to subtle messages telling you that you are off track. Perhaps you are so busy being right and trying to make things work that you are missing out on important information and opportunities. Your pride may say, “but this is the way things are supposed to work!” In this case, that is not so.

Be more flexible and creative in accomplishing your goals. Be open to inspiration and wonderful new paths. If you make the adjustment, the bounty of the universe can make its way to you.

Pay attention to your dreams and insights because they are particularly rich at this time. If you are willing to be innovative, a brilliant idea is waiting for you to grasp it and use to start something entirely new.

Finally, thank those who kept irritating you. Even though it wasn’t much fun, they were helping you on your way.


Wasp Medicine is an excerpt from Gifts from the Rainforest

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater

OPEN YOUR HEART AND MAKE FRIENDS WITH WASP MEDICINE

Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the forty-nine Intuitive Learning Circles™ and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are healing and divination tools for anyone who wants to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuitive abilities.

♦ Find emotional balance  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.


Disclaimer:
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Self-care for Grief, illness and Loss

A Soul Oriented Solutions Formula: Self-care for Grief ~

Rheanni Lightwater - Self-care for Grief
Many people are experiencing deep levels of grief and mourning over events happening both near and far. Feelings of anxiousness, distress and even PTSD can come on suddenly and be very overwhelming. What are some things that can bring some relief and self-care for grief?

This brief exercise from RESOLVE uses affirmations and the Intuitive Learning Circles™ to quickly help you when you are:

  • Grieving
  • Recovering from abuse – past or present
  • Dealing with a serious or long-term illness
  • Preparing for surgery
  • Coming to terms with tragedy, loss or death.

Here’s an example of how the Circles can help you relax:

“I bring my senses into balance.”

“I focus them so that I can feel calmer and more aware of what’s important.”

“I use them to help me be more aware of where I am and what I’m doing.”

“I focus on thoughts and actions that are in my best interest.”

 

Next, you can begin self-care for grief by allowing this Soul Prayer Chart to help you reclaim your connection to Creator and Soul through your heart center. It can help to put both feet flat on the floor and place your hands on your heart with this first symbol. Simply gaze softly at the image while you contemplate the positive affirmations that go with it for for a minute or so. Relax and breathe. Here’s some suggestions:

“I reclaim my power and fill my heart with courage, faith and determination.”


Strong emotions or insights may come up. The image may move, rotate, vibrate or change color. Don’t worry. That happens sometimes. It just means they are working to help you feel better.
Once the energy calms down a bit, you can move on to the remaining Circles with each of their affirmations to complete the process.

You might want to journal some of your thoughts so that you can speak with a trusted counselor or friend about what comes up. So, get out some paper and something to write with as you go through the steps.

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!


Step One: Asking for Help

Breathe in deeply, all the way to your belly while you look at this Circle and then exhale. Breathe in through your nose, if you can. Do that several times.

If you could ask for something that would help you feel better, what would that be?

 

Step Two – Support

Imagine that you can bring healing and release into all parts of your body, mind and spirit while you continue to breathe and gaze softly with this next symbol.

Miracles - Channels of Love

 

Step Three ~ Peace

What do you think is the main difficulty or burden you’re dealing with right now?
Are you ready to let go of that burden and find a solution? 
If not, why not? Be sure to respect your process.

 

 

Step Four – Release

Where are you holding tension?

You can release the tension around anything that’s bothering you right now. Your shoulders are dropped. Your jaw is relaxed. Rub them if you like. Keep melting the tension until it’s all gone.

 

Step Five – Soul Vision

Consider what your Soul would tell you about this situation. Connect with the Love that comes from within as much as you are able to. Allow your heart to open to it.

 

Step Six – Remove Your Burdens

Imagine that you can send all those burdens to where ever they need to go to resolve themselves. Imagine the heaviness lifting up and off of you.

You have done the best that you can under the circumstances.

 

Step Six – Rebalance

Breathe again.
Feel a calmness coming over you.
You feel calmer and calmer with every breath.

 

Step Seven – Cleansing

Send away any illness or pain that you’re experiencing. Send it to the Sun or wherever it needs to go to heal.

 

Step Eight – Faith

Fill yourself with strength and the knowledge that you are loved. 

 

 Let yourself rest now. You might feel tired or sad. That’s okay. It means that you’re feeling safe enough to really let go and rest.

Closure for Mind Body Healing

Some people have gotten extra support out of going through this self-care for grief exercise every day for twenty-one days. It helps to retrain your mind to think more positively and keep you on track toward your full recovery.


RESOLVE - Self-care for GriefSelf-care for Grief, Illness and Loss is one of seven self-care formulas and mind exercises from RESOLVE, a handbook for staying true and following through in difficult times by Rheanni Lightwater.

 

PURCHASE the Print Edition or a PDF Ebook HERE>>


 

For More Help Navigating the Flow – Check Out Todays Intuitive Reading >


Disclaimer:
Self-care for Grief should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Trauma Resolution and Somatic Education Author

Rheanni Lightwater is an award winning author and somatic educator who has created a unique method for trauma resolution and teaching self-care called  the Intuitive Learning Circles™.

Rheanni Lightwater - trauma resolution and somatic educatorMs. Lightwater’s background is primarily in the creative arts and alternative health field utilizing Bio Somatic Education, Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Energy Medicine.

In 1991, Ms. Lightwater began her private practice in bodywork and massage and continued her interest in trauma resolution with Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lomi Lomi, BioSomatics and Structural Integration. Later, she received Certification in Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology and became a Master Teacher in Reiki, Karuna® Reiki and Grail Reiki.

As an Educator, Rheanni has taught extensively about mental, emotional and spiritual issues relating to trauma resolution, PTSD, soul retrieval and abuse.

Animal Totems for Inner GuidanceAs a result of studying the indigenous healing practices of Tibet, Japan, Hawaii and Peru, Ms. Lightwater developed a unique understanding of the subtle human energy field. During a visit to the Amazon in 2001, she participated in numerous ceremonies with the Shipibo shamans. Her experiences there gave birth to the Intuitive Learning Circles™ and other healing symbols. Soul Prayer Charts and Gifts from the Rainforest are the first two collections in the series.

In 2008, Ms. Lightwater received First Place in the New Age Category of the New Mexico Book Awards for her first edition of Soul Oriented Solutions. She has won awards numerous times since then.

Intuitive Learning Circles ™

Over the years, Rheanni has developed hundreds of healing symbols and researched various applications for them in medical clinics, detox centers, business settings, workshops, schoolrooms, online classes and in individual sessions. She has become an expert in helping people dealing with serious illnesses, heavy metal poisoning, chemical sensitivity, immune deficiency and a wide range of trauma and stress induced disorders. The positive response to the Circles show them to be very effective in shifting dysfunctional brain patterns in both children and adults, freeing them from destructive thoughts and behaviors that contribute to serious illness, learning difficulties and emotional distress.

In addition, Rheanni has instructed other Somatic Educators, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Yoga Instructors, Massage Therapists, Hypnotherapists, Naturopathic and Allopathic Physicians in Energy Medicine and how to develop their own clairvoyant skills.


Resolve for Somatic Educator

In her latest book, RESOLVE, Rheanni continues the Soul Oriented Solutions series with simple exercises that provide mental, emotional and spiritual resilience in times of uncertainty and radical change.

RESOLVE was named a winner in the New Mexico – Arizona Book Awards.

What the EXPERTS are saying:

“What I love about Rheanni’s approach is its simplicity. I don’t need to go to therapy for years or rehash trauma from the past to create positive change in my life. Instead I can look at a picture and read a short paragraph and then let life do the rest. Her methods only take about 5 minutes and are available to me at any time and in any place. They bring instant stress relief with long-term healing impact.”  ~ Pi Luna – Artist & Business Coach for Creatives

“Combining healing insights from many sources, Ms. Lightwater has created a system of powerful yet easy to use visualization tools that, used in conjunction with breathing and meditation prompts, allow both mind and body to relax, expand and generate positive energy…”  ~ Victoria Erhart, Reading New Mexico

“This process is like coming up from underwater and taking a fresh breath.” ~ Cornelia Sachs, Eutony Movement Practitioner

Whoever uses this work will find it beneficial for their growth in unfolding more of who they are. Old emotions come up as well as memories that need new perspectives, which the exercises handle beautifully.  In a way, they are washed away and lifted to higher grounds, leaving behind gifts of healing and new beginnings.” ~ D.G.Villena-Mata, Ph.D., Fellow and Diplomate in Traumatic Stress

See the entire collection of Ms. Lightwater’s work:


The Essential HumanSOS Soul Oriented SolutionsGifts from the Rainforest

RESOLVESoul Prayer Charts

Resolving Shock and Confusion

This mind exercise uses the Intuitive Learning Circle™ method for resolving shock when you are:

Rheanni Lightwater - Resolving Shock

  • Feeling stuck, lost or helplessResolving Shock
  • Unable to relax tension or feelings of restlessness
  • Caught in a fixed or compulsive state of mind
  • Waking up at night worried, with obsessive thoughts
  • Reliving painful experiences
  • Want help breaking out of feeling trapped.

Note: This exercise is associated with the I Ching Hexagram #51 SHOCKING“The shocks will continue and you will be faced with constant difficulties. You can survive the times if you actively change with the changes, thus remaining centered internally and externally.” ~ The I Ching Workbook, R.L Wing


Any person involved in a traumatic event could experience disorientation, numbness, mental confusion or fragmentation. They might even disconnect and leave their body. This includes people who are witness to traumatic experiences in some way. These are all ways that the unconscious mind protects us during a traumatic event.

Resolving Shock and ConfusionSometimes people who’ve experienced a shocking event will tell you that they’re fine and not to worry about them. That’s because one of the main symptoms of being in shock is not being aware of being in shock. Why is that? During a shock, the mind goes blank as a form of protection.

Contrary to popular opinion, having a shock response is not a sign of spiritual weakness. It is a physiological event. Nevertheless, if the person doesn’t get a chance to get grounded in their body again – or if they’re not able to – serious problems may develop. Blocked energy and a constant state of fight or flight takes its toll over time. Statements like: “I can’t think straight,” “my life was shattered” or “I feel disconnected” describe the experience of shock.

If any of the above seems familiar, you can go through this mind exercise step by step to help you access your own innate healing abilities and bring yourself back into balance.

Simply follow the directions and see if you can free up some of the confusion and conflict that comes from shock. Here’s an example of how it works:

“I reclaim and balance my five senses.”

“I focus them to be present and aware of my body.”

“I use them to become aware of my environment and what’s important to me right now.”

“I focus on actions that benefit my well-being and happiness.”

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

 


Resolving Shock and Confusion

Step One:

Take several deep breaths and relax while you look at this Circle that releases shock and inner conflict.

Imagine you can use it to focus in on a conflict or rigid thought that’s blocking your way. If your mind is blank, focus on how “blank” it is. You may get a conscious image or message, or you may not.

Once you have a sense that your mind has found the blockage, imagine you can send a beam of light directly to it. Allow your laser beam to break up the fixation until it’s gone.

Check for other blockages or conflicts that you can do the same with.

Step Two:

The next step is to bring your senses into balance so that you can see and hear things without the distortion that often accompanies shock.

As you breathe deeply, let this Circle help you to adjust the volume and pitch of your senses to just the right level for you.

Soon you will be able to hear that “calm, gentle voice” inside that reminds you about what matters the most to you:

“I see things as they really are. My senses are balanced.”

“I reconnect with what matters the most.”

Step Three:

If your gut feels tight or uncomfortable, use this Circle to help you relax in your solar plexus and get back into balance there. Your solar plexus is that soft place in your belly where your ribs go up. 

Just take a nice breath and feel it relax as you say to yourself:

“It’s safe. I feel safe and more relaxed with every breath.”

Step Four:

Sometimes a person who’s coming out of shock will be disoriented and feel a bit “out of their body.” In case that’s happening with you, take a few minutes to consciously bring yourself back into your body.

“I am at home in my heart. I am inside myself.”

You can open and close your hands. Move your fingers and wiggle your toes around. Notice the time and where you are. These actions all help whenever you’re resolving shock.

Step Five:

The next thing is to make sure you’re grounded. Without proper grounding, you could be flying all over the place, wasting your time and not getting anything constructive done. That’s the last thing you want. What you decide to do matters now more than ever.

Let this Circle for grounding on the Earth help you. Place both feet on the ground and your hands on each knee while you use these affirmations:

“I uproot whatever is confusing me.”

“I decide to get grounded. The Earth supports me.”

Take all the time you need with this.

Step Six:

Oftentimes, resolving shock and confusion requires a change in priorities. There may be certain plans, ideas or habitual patterns that make you feel trapped or confused. You can use this symbol for dissolving destructive blueprints to help you identify them and dissolve whatever is confusing you.

Simply imagine that the negative patterns in your mind are like dark clouds or a jumbled maze of lines, dead ends and cages.

Once you have the image, bring the pure light of the Sun in and dissolve the maze completely.

You’ll know that you’re done when you can see yourself standing in a beautiful open field with clear blue skies all around.

Step 7:

Be sure to seal and heal any holes, leaks or openings in your energy field. Leaky energy may open you up to danger or allow harmful energies to attach to you. It can also leave you feeling drained and exhausted.

As you gaze at the Circle, imagine harmful leaks and openings are closing as if they were never there.

“All holes are healed and sealed.”

“I follow the protection of healthy direction.”

Step 8.

To finish this exercise, let your heart recover. This Circle will help you to balance your heart energy and clear away any residual heaviness. Breathe deeply and take your time.

“I feel the heaviness lifting up out of my heart.”

“I let it go and send it to the Sun where it can be transformed.”

“I choose to be happy and healthy.”

Thank yourself for taking the time today for resolving shock. By releasing it now, you can prevent more than you know!

When you’re finished, consider taking a nice walk outside. Nothing grounds you like being in Nature after a shock.


SOS Soul Oriented Solutions Develop Healthy Boundaries

Grounding After An Emotional Shock is one of nine self-care formulas and mind exercises from SOS Soul Oriented Solutions, a self-help journal for your inner journey from emotional stress to self-love by Rheanni Lightwater.

 

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If you feel that Resolving Shock and Confusion has helped, but hasn’t addressed all of your needs, Rheanni Lightwater, BFA, CHT, CKP is an expert in the art and science of mind body healing.Rheanni Lightwater - Develop Healthy Boundaries She has 19+ years experience in energy medicine and environmental energy clearing. Contact her if you still feel exposed, lost, or overwhelmed.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating vibrant health, happiness and prosperity. Contact her at 505-271-4612 or email:
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Disclaimer:
This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Cultivate Discernment

Animal Medicine from Gifts from the Rainforest ~

There are forty-nine Intuitive Learning Circles in Gifts from the Rainforest. Each Circle imparts the teaching and healing medicine of its plant, animal or nature spirit. In this post, we’re exploring how to cultivate discernment through:

Animal Totem #2 – Vulture

The inner guidance from Vulture reminds us to cultivate discernment at all times because there are always those who would love to take advantage of our blind spots.

Are you in any danger? If so, what will help?

When the Vulture shows up, it’s  time to learn how to distinguish true assistance from exploitation.

 

What is the Healing Action of this Intuitive Learning Circle™?

This Circle helps you become aware of unconscious fears and transmute them. It also can help Identify dangerous situations and avoid them if possible.

Animal Totem - Vulture


Scavenging The Jungle

“The circling vulture reminds us that there will always be those who feed off of the misfortunes of others. They are attracted to helplessness and pain and see it as opportunity for feeding, not kindness.

It is important that you be able to distinguish true assistance from exploitation. Focus on your gut feelings when someone offers you help in times of trouble. Recognize when others feed your insecurities, fear or hatred rather than your strength and faith.

Do you feel competent and empowered around them? If not, return to your center and listen to that still, small voice.

Remember, the persistent squawking of the vulture is intended to frighten and distract you from listening to your own truth and higher good.

Further Exploration to Help You Cultivate Discernment:

New light is being shone on the subject of your inquiry. A truth that you have ignored or disregarded has come back to haunt you. However, haunting is not always a bad thing. It may mean that you are getting very close to a breakthrough. If you can discover how you are sabotaging yourself, you will have gone a long way towards finding the solution to your dilemma.

Only you have the power to heal yourself. Have you given that power away? Some people would prefer that you think you cannot do without them. There are many around you that are available to assist you without any strings attached. Ask them for help. If you are surrounded by criticism, find some new companions. Remember that you are not alone. If you feel obligated, free yourself. It may take courage to say no, however that is what is called for now.”

~ from Gifts from the Rainforest by Rheanni Lightwater


Interview with a Vulture: Advice on How to Cultivate Discernment

Cultivate DiscernmentRheanni Lightwater: Hello, Mr. Vulture. Could you tell me if are there any humans that you respect?

V. Vulture: Hey, that’s easy. I like folks who can say “no” to things that they don’t want to do.

RL: And why is that?

VV: Because there’s too many people that don’t pay enough attention to what’s good for them, you know what I mean?

RL: I guess I don’t know what you mean exactly.

VV: Let me put it this way – people like to take chances, right?

RL: Well, quite a few of us do.

VV: Right. But a lot of those people take foolish chances just because they think their friends will like them better or they want to be cool.

RL: I think they do that because it’s easier to go along with the crowd than to be different.

VV: It may seem easier at first, but after a while they stop thinking for themselves and just do whatever other folks tell them to do. Eventually, they lose touch with their gut instincts.

RL: You mean they stop taking care of themselves?

VV: That’s right. That makes them easy prey for vultures like me. Now, if folks would pay attention to their gut feelings, they would know whether they really want to do something or if they’re just being taken for a ride.

If you don’t mind a little friendly advice, take a look at the Circle I sent you, while you ask yourself this question:

“Is there a situation in my life right now, where I’m in danger or being taken advantage of in a harmful way?”

If the answer that comes to you is no, then good for you! You are listening to your gut instincts.  But, If the answer is yes, you might want to ask what that situation is and what to do about it. It’s always a good idea to know when someone is lying to you. 

It’s even more important to realize when you’ve been lying to yourself!

RL: That sounds like pretty good advice.

VV: You bet! Take it from someone who knows.

RL: I will. Thank you, Mr. Vulture.

VV: No problem.


SOS - Soul Oriented SolutionsThe medicine of the Vulture offers five different exercises that might help you cultivate discernment.

Gently gaze at the SOS symbol and ask yourself which number exercise will help you the most.

What number between 1 – 5 comes to you first? Follow your inner guidance.

  1. How To Be More Intuitive
  2. Learning How to Trust Your Gut Instinct
  3. Staying Out of Trouble
  4. Stop Sabotage and Learn from Danger
  5. Know When Someone is Lying

Whatever number comes to you, click on the link and go to that exercise.

Once you’ve gone through it, you might feel that you need another exercise to help you complete your process. Go ahead, just don’t overdue it. Be sure to rest and take good care of yourself!


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About the AuthorRheanni Lightwater - Learning from Danger

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom, Skype or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule.


Disclaimer:
This Mind Exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment for any ailment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.

Dispelling Self-doubt and Projections

This exercise, Dispelling Self-doubt is an excerpt from the Soul Oriented Solutions PTSD Workbook by Rheanni Lightwater ~

 Use this mind exercise for dispelling self-doubt when you are:

  • Suddenly overcome with distrust or confusion
  • Sorting out what’s really going on in a relationship
  • Having trouble distinguishing what’s true and what’s not
  • Caught up in the past and need to clear the slate
  • Wanting to let go of thoughts or beliefs that cause you harm.

Dispelling Self-doubt Mind Exercise PTSDIt’s so important to understand that sometimes we’re tapping into a collective fear or the judgements of those around us – even if we’re in a basically healthy situation. Empathic abilities are more prevalent than most people would have you believe. People are becoming sensitive to each others thoughts and emotions more than ever, and it’s especially easy to tap into negative thoughts that you grew up with as a child because they’re so familiar. Yet, you don’t want to live in the past or under the shadow of other people’s projections.

When making decisions about what’s best for you now, you want to be able to distinguish between a thought or a memory and the reality of what’s really happening in the present.

Dispelling Self--doubt Projection-ReflectionThis self-care formula for Dispelling Self-doubt is here to help you clear away some of those projections and see things more clearly, from your own viewpoint. If your efforts to solve a problem are causing you to become overwhelmed and frustrated, go through this exercise and watch how your perspective changes! By playing, you will get to the bottom of what’s going on and access your intuition, which will give you constructive guidance on how to effectively come to a solution, at least for yourself.

Here’s how it works:
Start with both feet flat on the floor and keep your arms and legs uncrossed. Gaze softly at the Circle in Step One while you repeat the affirmations that go with it for several minutes.
You will probably feel a lot of energy moving while you do this exercise – that’s all right, that means the Circles are working to unlock a fixated pattern and get you ready for the rest of the exercise. You will know you’re done when the energy calms down and you can think clearly. Then you can move on to the remaining Circles with each of their affirmations to complete the process.

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Once you’re done, your energy will be more your own and you will have a much clearer idea of what is actually going and what you can do about it.

Be sure to take some time afterward to relax and rest.

Dispelling Self-doubt and Projections

Step One:

Relax and gaze gently at this Soul Circle while you ask yourself this question:
“Is there someone or something in my life today that I don’t trust?”

 

Step Two:

Tune into this Circle to help you identify what is involved.
Who or what is it about? There may be more than issue.
Is this real or a projection?
Is it a memory that seems real to you?

 

Step Three:

Make a mental list of the fears, assumptions and judgements that come to you. Include any beliefs about yourself, others or the situation in general that’s having a negative effect on you. Consider how things are appearing and what’s happened in the past. Is there a pattern of prejudice based on gender roles, status, sexual preferences, levels of experience, intelligence or general abilities?

Examples: Is there something about the physical situation? Is there an emotional component? Are you unclear about your role or responsibilities? When was the last time you felt this way?

“I assume ______. I’m afraid ______. My judgment is ______. I believe ______.”

 

 

Step Four:

Now that you have your list, go back through the answers and ask yourself:

“Are these things really true?”
“Do they have to be this way?”

Whether they are or not, see if you can move them further away from you, so that you can see them more objectively and not take them personally.

 

Step Five:

Imagine that your list of untrue thoughts and beliefs can be gathered up and burned until there’s nothing left but ashes. Go ahead and see that happening in your mind’s eye right now.

agreements dispelling self-doubt..

Now that you’ve burned them up forever, how much more calm is your mind?

 

Step Six:

 Is there any other garbage that needs to be dispelled?

Are you willing to let it go? If so, relax and see it clearing out.

If you’re not willing to let it go, why not?

Is it still serving you in some way?

Would it help to go through the formula again specifically around this garbage?

 

Step Seven:

If the garbage is gone and you feel clear, you’re ready to focus on productive activities that will help you create a happier life.

“I connect with productive thoughts and solutions.”

You may want to make a list of things to do that will help you now.

 

Step Eight.

Focus your attention and energy on these activities, like aiming at a bullseye.

Congratulations!

You have freed yourself from the grip of projections, paranoia and self-doubt. Now would be a good time to explore the possibilities that you’re open to now.

Dispelling Self-doubt: Continuing Your Journey ~

The purpose of the Soul Oriented Solutions series is to give you additional resources to turn to when you are going through difficult times and need to stay strong. You are encouraged to share this information with others whom you feel might benefit from it.

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Rheanni Lightwater - Author of Soul Oriented Solutions

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in mind body healing with family and relationship clearing using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom, Skype or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Call her at (505) 271-4612 between 10:00am – 5:00pm, MST, Monday through Friday to schedule.


Disclaimer:
Dispelling Self-doubt should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.