Spiritual Showers
Sep07

Spiritual Showers

I have been doing hot/cold therapy showers every since I did my 30 day detox back in February of this year. It is one the best things you can do for your body to promote circulation. An amazing thing for your body for internal ailments, and as I’ve learned, emotional and spiritual afflictions as well. I must add a disclaimer however. Consult your physician before attempting any hot cold therapy, especially those with heart conditions. I am not a doctor! Now that the disclaimer is out of the way. Some holistic practitioners swear by hot cold therapy, some even above the herbs they tout. With the 30 day detox I did from Dr. Schulze (www.herbdoc.com) in his book he said doing his prescribed “cold sheet treatment” is like doing a 30 day detox…..and this is just a one night procedure. I haven’t done a cold sheet treatment, yet, but I do the suggested hot/cold therapy in the shower. The recommendation is as follows: While taking a nice, warm shower, turn up the hot water until it’s as hot as you can stand it, making sure the hot water is hitting the area that is blocked or injured. When you’ve had the hot water on the area for about a minute, turn it off completely so that you have straight, cold water hitting the area. Let the cold water hit the area for 15-30 seconds. Now, it will be a shock. That’s okay. If you need to shake – Shake! If you need to cry – Cry! If you need to scream – Scream! And if you need to pee yourself – Hey, you’re in the shower. I’m always leery of anyone who can do a hot and cold shower without letting out a squeak. Let it out! Once the area is thoroughly cold after about thirty seconds, turn the hot water back up slowly until the hot water is as hot as you can stand it and leave it on that area for a minute. Once that area is hot for a minute, turn the hot water off quickly and turn the cold water on fully. The point is to shock your body. Repeat the hot and cold seven times. In the morning end with cold to stimulate you and wake you up. In the evening, end with hot to sedate and relax you. The procedure will only take between 10 and 15 minutes, but you will feel like a new person when it’s over. You can repeat this Hot and Cold Shower Routine again the same day or do a partial one just applying hot and cold water...

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My Mom Has Cancer
Aug28

My Mom Has Cancer

My Mom has cancer. In fact she is having surgery as I write this. After mentioning needing prayers and good vibes on Facebook I got a slew of friends and family saying they would pray. Even one wiccan friend burning a candle surrounded by wolf hair. Why? I don’t know, and I don’t care. Years ago when I was deep into a charismatic type of Christianity I would have said NO! Now all I see is love and goodness in it. Currently, I am burning incense for my mom, three of them. Incense always reminds me of the sweet aroma of prayers. As I pray for my mother, the surgery and for the surgeons hands to be steady I am reminded of another cancer. That cancer is one of a lost relationship, rejection and pain. You see, I don’t know my mother. I mean, I have visited her we talk and all of that. However, ever since my parents were divorced back when I was 7 years old our relationship has been strained at best. She has always lived not more than one hour away yet I see her on an average of once every two years. I would visit my mom as a child and my grandmother would speak to me of how much I hurt my mother deciding to live with my father instead of my Mom. My grandmother is not a bad person she was just trying to get me to realize a deep seated hurt my mother had. However, in those conversations all I heard was that I loved my Dad more than my Mom, how bad a person I was for choosing my Dad over my Mom, and what a failure I was. I guess it was deep rooted and held some merit as my mother continually rejected me, seemingly in retaliation, and eventually pushed me away. She would say, “I’ve had too much to drink” or “I can’t find my car keys so I cannot drive to pick you up to see you this weekend”…to…”I know I promised you a trip to Hawaii this year (free trips given by her company at the time) but your sister would be so hurt if I didn’t take her again for the fourth time in a row.” All that translated too was, you’re not worth my time. Years later when deep in the throws of Christian evangelism I emailed my mother saying how she needed God, how lost she was and that I wanted to be with her in heaven, etc. That was met with a “how dare you” and “God is my only judge”. The...

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