Inspiration and Opportunity!

I’m on the countdown to a big birthday at the end of the month, my 70th. I never dreamed I would get that old! That is going to be my biggest number, I’m counting downward from here on. But I’m getting ready for a big year. In fact it’s my year to get bigger in every way!

I’ve been doing a lot of work on releasing everything that doesn’t serve me. I do NOT want to carry that stuff forward! And I’ve been finding inspiration all over the place. Here is a link to a great video from Marie Forleo interviewing Adam Braun. He wrote “The Promise of a Pencil” about his mission to build schools all over the world and how one person can make a HUGE difference and get good things rolling.

At the end of the video he and Marie give a challenge, to take one step towards your own path of helping others. So yesterday I told my existing weightvest newsletter list about this new site. I’ve been hanging back waiting to be ready πŸ˜‰ and now I’m stepping up to the plate. I was trying to please everyone as usual. You all know how that holds you back and keeps you stuck, don’t you??

Then another thing that has kicked me into high gear is reading “The Charge” by Brendon Burchard. He is convinced that we are all here to share our special expertise with others in this grand new world that’s being created right now that we all got a special invitation to be part of. Exciting times!!

I’m just beginning the book but he talks about people who feel caged in their lives, that’s not me, feel comfortable, that would be me, or feel charged, that would be me after I’ve finished the book. Comfortable is very seductive, you feel something is wrong, kind of blah, but you aren’t sure what it is. Well, he hit the nail on the head for me, a lack of challenge. So I’m taking some risks, sticking my head out of my comfort zone, and exploring some big new challenges.

Often in my life I have felt weird and ashamed about my need to be off on a new trail all the time. My family has rarely appreciated that πŸ˜‰ But I have realized now that it is one of my talents. I don’t throw everything out of the canoe and start fresh each time, I add the important bits of new learning to the varied life that I find exciting so I’m glad to get up in the morning.

So I’m planning a 100 day challenge, starting on my birthday, the 31st. My granddaughter and I are having an aerial circus lesson. She is pretty good already, she went to camp last Summer, but I have been doing aerial yoga to get stronger and waiting for a kick in the butt to really begin. I don’t want to perform, I just want to be strong and feel invincible again. So I think it will be more than just that, I think I will challenge myself in every arena; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I’ll see what ideas Spirit comes up with by then.

I will post a short video every ten days of the 100 to show you how I’m doing. I kind of hesitated to write that because I’ve started to follow so many people on the web with that kind of announcement and they have just drifted out of sight after a week or two. 100 days is over 3 months!!
I can and will do this, beautiful women!
Yep, and now I have to πŸ™‚

If anyone wants to join me in their own 100 day challenge let me know in the comments section below and we can all root for you.

I just made a free morning meditation mp3 for you all and put it on the site here. I do it myself every morning with daily variations but this will be a basic version for connecting as a channel between Heaven and Earth.

So I will send this post out as the first newsletter but it will always be on the blog as well and I’ll put up an RSS feed button as soon as I figure out how.

Go watch that video, it will inspire your day, and tomorrow morning you can start your day with the meditation mp3.

Big hugs,
Pam

Got My Tests Back

I went back to the functional doctor for the results of my tests this week. It was good news really. I did have antibodies to most of my body tissues, but at a very low level. My pancreas is about kaput, putting out little or no insulin, but I knew that.

My thyroid test was unclear because of the thyroid meds I take but I have halved them since I found out they were not good for me overall so in a few weeks I will test that again. The 4 stage saliva test of my adrenals was in the normal range. But my levels of all of the sex hormones was off the charts high. I have been taking bio-identicals for about ten years and obviously too much. So I stopped using the cream and we will test every few months to check the levels. Then my vitamin D was low to mid-range so I must be having trouble absorbing the D3 caplets. I’ll get back to spending more time in the sun, then I’ll get the very best kind of Vitamin D as nature intended πŸ˜‰

I won’t get the results of the food sensitivity test for a couple more weeks but I’m on the strict diet and feeling better every day.

So, overall, I feel lucky to have had the tests. I will stay on the diet so I can prevent any more auto-immune diseases from taking over my body. I’m doing so much better on the diet anyway and I have eroded my resistance (with tapping) to eating meat at every meal. I even added liver for breakfast. If you’d told me that 2 months ago I would have laughed and thought you were crazy ;-).

And I have had a huge AHA! about osteoporosis. Apparently the link between bone loss and gluten sensitivity is that some of the villi in the intestines are specifically designed to absorb calcium and other minerals, and gluten sensitivity wears down the villi to little nubs so they can’t do their job. So you can take huge doses of calcium until the cows come home and it will just get deposited into bone spurs and joints because the body doesn’t know what to do with it.

I had been trying to find the connection between diet and bone loss for a long time. I know it has a lot to do with our pH, but it has increased so fast and in younger and younger women all the time, so I knew there was another piece to the puzzle. Truly the diet most people are eating now is killing us in ugly ways. There are way more poisons and toxins to be found in processed food than real nutrition. I won’t even get started on that in this post πŸ˜‰

If anyone has already got auto-immune diseases and wants to stop getting any more these are the most important tests. I might have missed some because they didn’t apply to me. But the tests and the functional doctor are very expensive and most don’t take insurance so you could just get started with the most complete book on the diet, The Paleo Approach, Reverse Auto-Immune Disease and Heal Your Body, by Sarah Ballantyne. I highly recommend it.

So, good luck with that journey if you choose to take it. And now I will get off the topic of auto-immune diseases for a while and let you know how I’m doing with it in a few months.

May everything you put in your mouth serve your highest good,

Pam

A New Art Form

I recently started doing a new kind of art, intuitive art. You don’t have a plan, you just start with a blank canvas, use all kinds of tools to get paint on the blankness and see what comes out of it. It’s a bit scary actually. I realize that I prefer to have a plan and a goal.

It also can get muddy and busy if you overdo it and I like paintings that are clear and bright. So it is a stretch for me. I decided that I would put the paintings on the site in the sidebars for each page as I do them. That gives me a motive to continue. Otherwise I would look at the paintings and not knowΒ what to do with them, not really liking them enough to hang them up.

Begin again fw lg

I think I will get used to the new style pretty soon. I’ve already incorporated the watercolor wash techniques and effects that I love for the backgrounds. Anyway it is a chance to stretch and play. I’ve been on the computer too much lately.

On Monday I am going to migrate this site to replace the old one. I’ve done one page on every topic and I will continue as fast as I can. Lots to do but I only like to work on it when I’m happy otherwise it doesn’t come out right.

Oh, I’m on the strict Auto-immune diet now, cooking up a storm, and it’s going well. But I am realizing how much easier it was for me to be happy on a whole bunch of fruit and other hidden sugars. I was a happy little addict πŸ˜‰ I’m turning into a fat burner now and, sooner or later, I will be happy because I’m so darned healthy.

Enjoy something new until next time,

Pam