Posts Tagged ‘healing’

Go! Drink Some Water (and Have a Nice Lie Down)

Posted on May 16th, 2009 by Mark in Peru

glass-of-waterGreetings from Peru for the final time.

After 2 ½ years here in the jungle healing my body through the participation in ayahuasca ceremonies I recently realized that it is time to move on and do something different. Ayahuasca has helped me tremendously (it is not an exaggeration to say that it saved my life), but it has taken me as far as it can, for now at least.

In a few days I will be leaving the jungle and heading out on the next stage of my journey. I am going to the US to do a water fast at Dr Scott’s Natural Health Institute. Dr Scott is 85 and has supervised over 20,000 people during almost 60 years of practice.

The theory behind this unconventional approach is that complete rest allows the body to use all of its resources to fight illness and disease.

The digestion of food is the biggest strain on the system, and going without food for a period of time frees up huge amounts of energy reserves in the body  

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Go! Massage Yourself

Posted on April 11th, 2009 by Emma

There has been much discussion here at Flowers about alternative therapies and whether they really work. Here is something that is quick and easy and you can try yourself with very little effort.

Shiatsu massage is an old, traditional Japanese healing method. The Shiatsu practitioner uses palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and he feet to work on the body’s acupuncture points, along what they consider the body’s meridians or energy channels. It’s a form of touch communication.”

I experienced a Shiatsu massage a few years ago and felt not only full of energy afterwards, but had the best night’s sleep that I have had in years. Is it all in my mind?

Here is a quick reference for some basic Shaitsu massage that you can practice on yourself.


Why not Go! and try it for yourself and let us know what happens?

Do you believe in any healing qualities of massage or is it just something you do to relax AND how often are you kind to yourself? Do tell.

Go! Live, While you are Alive

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 by Mark in Peru

Buenas noches from Peru!

As you may have read in my forum post, I am in the midst of a life-changing healing process. I have been suffering from a horrendous skin condition for the last 4 years that drove me to the brink of suicide. Out of sheer desperation I moved to the Amazon jungle in Peru to work with some shamans.

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Smell the Reiki at a poker night, flower!

Posted on February 12th, 2009 by Jim

Cool hand Luke Jim in Doo-bye here folks.

At a gentlemen’s card school last night (not for money you understand as gambling is forbidden in these parts) as the wine and cards flowed the table discussion centred (OHM) around Reiki. A topic previously discussed here at flowers with for, againsts and those in the middle (OHM).

All of us had people close to us that had been trained to level 2 Reiki and the conversation and energy around the table completley changed. Four blokes playing cards, dealing our troubles away and talking about alternative therapies - possibly in an ‘alternative Ange’ type way:

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Who says alternative healing can’t be discussed at a Gents cards school AND who says Reiki doesn’t work – maybe it’s what the world needs right now?

All thoughts on Reiki welcomed here as we prepare to play this hand within the comments here. No more bets… tell! Don’t be shy now……

GO! Smell the Flower Blossom Out of Abuse!

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by Clinically Clueless

Hey there, flower smellers!! Do you have running thoughts or dialogue in your head sometimes especially with making a decision?  Well, that is exactly what this Southern Californian has regarding this post. “How much do I tell about myself?  Will it turn people off?  Is it appropriate?  What if it makes people stop reading my posts?  Is it necessary?  What if I say too much?  Will people be repulsed?” “Will I be taken seriously?”  And, on and on…what a headache.

I knew the day would come when I would actually divulge a little more of myself and not just refer to things or write them in the comment sections.  It is scary for me to be honest even though my blog is all about my past, healing and recovery.  The reason I remain anonymous is because I do not want my family to know what has happened or what is currently going on with me.

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GO! Smell my alternative recovery to surgery part 2!

Posted on November 12th, 2008 by Jim

Hi from Dubai flower folk, Jim and his healing mole wounds here!

Congratulations to health blogger Borzack for guessing my alternative method of helping my wounds heal after the recent removal of a couple of moles on my back & face. Other regulars here homed in on the fact it was honey and guesses from olive oil, a poultice and flower bach remedies came in in part 1 of the post.

Rather than follow the Docs advice to use Fucidin antibiotic cream I opted for Manuka honey by Comvita. After attending a talk by word class specialist Dr. Ehab Hammouda at the 2nd Dubai burns week data was presented showing the miraculous way that Manuka honey can aid healing process and reduce scarring after surgery. How this works I’m not entirely clear but hopefully comments in this post will help educate me!

Some of the ‘before’ pictures shown in his compelling presentation were not for the feint hearted and certainly not recommended viewing after a big meal this stuff really did seem to play a part in wound care management. Inspired by the presentation I went against my skin Docs advice and opted for an alternative that he dismissed and urged me to ignore after surgery. Any ideas why?

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Back in 2004 the BBC news featured Manuka as an alternative measure for wound & cancer care……….

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GO! Smell the Gratefuls, flowers

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 by Melindaville

It is great to be back in the garden here in Boston, Massachusetts.  I must apologize for the length of time since my introductory post “Hello from Melindaville.” I have just returned from taking a renewal retreat, where I spent two weeks by the sea. 

I completed the rough draft of my memoir, “Lost and Found: A Journey” (working title) a couple of weeks ago, which I only started during the first week of May. Writing this memoir has taken me on an incredible journey of self-analysis and self-realization; I believe this has been another important step in my ongoing recovery……

Uncovering painful past memories, such as the ones I have written about in my Melindaville Blog, such as “Childhood Reflections,” or “Should Prostitution Be Legalized,” took me on the mother of all roller coaster rides this summer, often leaving me emotionally battered and bruised. I found it very difficult to view my life experiences under such a magnifying lens, writing about the abuse in my childhood, as well as the years of self-inflicted abuse left me feeling raw and tender.

However, as well as being painful and even traumatic at times, I am also left with an enormous sense of gratitude. Although I knew I had been through a lot in my life, writing my book made me realize how truly fortunate I have been—almost as though I have had a guardian angel watching over me. I survived two heroin overdoses, three suicide attempts and countless forays into extremely dangerous neighborhoods, where I recklessly ventured, in pursuit of scoring drugs.

Although my sense of gratitude increased with the writing of my book, gratitude has been a major factor in my recovery since nearly the beginning. One of the earliest things I learned in recovery was to be grateful. In fact, the very first night I was in recovery at The Freedom House, Sharon, the housemother, sat on my bed and told me what kept her own resolve for recovery strong was a nightly ritual of saying ‘gratefuls.’ She told me no matter what happened during my day, I should always end my night reflecting on the things, for which I should feel grateful.

I clearly remember what I was grateful for that first night. I had been living on the street for about six months, like a stray cat showing up at various friends’ homes, hoping for a couch or floor where I could sleep peacefully for the night or drifting recklessly through the dangerous night streets, riding city busses because I could find no one to take me in on those nights.

So, that first night, I was grateful I had a warm and safe place to stay. That was all. I was not yet grateful that I had stayed clean for that day because I was still in the process of mourning the loss of drugs. In the following months, this would change—and at the top of each grateful list was the gratitude of staying clean another day.

Sharon’s ritual of saying gratefuls became a practice I’ve never abandoned nearly fifteen years later. I have found it has kept me grounded, focused and humble.

I’d like to know what you’re ‘grateful’ for? Do tell!

OSHOpping on day 7!

Posted on September 29th, 2008 by Jim

An OSHO 8a.m ‘Sir, room service, room cleaning ? ‘ morning call was my first glimpse of reality that earned the messenger 100 rupees. It was good he knocked otherwise I’d have probably slept the morning away and claimed man-flu although my calves were STILL slightly sore from dynamic meditation. My cold had dropped from my head onto my chest and throat now so maybe the sauna helped?

I still had plenty of vouchers left to use up for breakfast and with only 1 day of robe wearing left to GO! tucked into a bowl of cereal with Soy milk, a samosa, a bowl of yellow daal and a slice of delicious fresh papaya. Surely every other western lentil eating, Soya drinking guest here really wanted juice, coffee & chocolate?

Enjoying the listening to my Ipod mediation whilst doing a sudoku puzzle I made my way down to the OSHO campus shop….

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GO! Get Healed

Posted on September 25th, 2008 by Emma

What did you do last weekend? Or does it seem a distant memory?

My weekend was one that I will never forget.

I attended a basic course, learning about Pranic Healing. It was two days of mind blowing revelations.

Over the two days, I witnessed pains disappearing, physically felt the transference of energy and saw the dramatic effects of this powerful healing.

So what is it?

Pranic healing is an ancient science which uses prana or ki or life energy to heal the whole physical body. It involves the manipulation of energy of the patient’s body.

Have you experienced meeting people who made you feel tired, sleepy, and even depressed after talking with them? Or meeting people who energise you and make you feel good only a few minutes after meeting them? Then you have experienced energy transfers from a higher level to a lower level.

Is this just mumbo jumbo or is there something in it? Take a look at this video and see for yourselves.

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As the evidence of the effectiveness mounts, more and more traditional medical doctors are turning to Pranic Healing as another tool in the treatment of illness and disease.

Pranic Healing is not intended to replace orthodox medicine, but rather to complement it. If symptoms persist or the ailment is severe, you are encouraged to consult a medical doctor and a certified pranic healer.

‘Think twice before you open your mouth. Words are like bullets. They are loaded with

‘emotional gunpowder.

Master Choa Kok Sui the founder of Pranic Healing

Whether you believe in Pranic Healing or not, how can you affect your own environment to enhance well-being ?

GO! Smell the crystal healing, flower!

Posted on August 6th, 2008 by Jim

Jim here checking in from Hampton Court, London, ramping up the health section here at GO! Smell the flowers. I’m wearing a new black tourmaline crystal bought from the Crystal Planet.

Here’s what they say about tourmaline

‘The energy of tourmaline relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, maintain and to stimulate each of the energy centres of the body. Used to attract inspiration and to encourage self-confidence, providing a balance of the male and female energies and the mind providing alignment of the mental processes and the chakras.’

Tourmaline also protects us from constant bombardment of waves from mobile phones, T.V’s and computers. I had my first crystal healing session in London in 1997 when I lived in Hampstead and felt wonderful for it despite my initial cynicism. Here’s a taster for you:

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Crystal comments welcomed here and do share your thoughts & experiences! Without them communication wouldn’t be the same – on many levels. Cheers!

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