How Many Colours in the Rainbow?
There are seven colours in the rainbow and a myriad of other variations of these colours.
Which is your favourite colour?
Colour has a major effect on our lives. We love some colours and hate others.
When I asked my granddaughters what colour they liked, they knew immediately which colour they preferred. They were three years old at the time.
Purple, they said.
A few months later it was Yellow.
Interestingly yellow is the opposite to purple on the colour wheel.
Colour is used in Light therapy to heal the body and the mind. It has been used and studied by top neuroscientists around the world.
Colourpuncture is a form of acupuncture, but using coloured lights instead of needles to affect the body. Different colours are used to bring about balance in the body. Coloured light can be used for physical or mental ailments.
Glasses with different colour in the lens can be used. Blue lenses in the morning get a person up and going. Orange lenses used for an hour before bedtime can help you settle. The orange in the lens cuts out the blue in light which keeps us awake.
Ladies and girls are at a distinct advantage in western society as they wear a myriad of colours in their clothes. When they look in their wardrobe many can see all the colours of the rainbow. We absorb colour from our clothing and the things around us.
Colour in Interior design and Architecture
On the television recently, Nick Knowles, an English Interior designer, said that in the future, when people look back to the different eras to see how we painted our homes, both inside and out, we will be known as The Grey Era. In the new housing estates here in southern Australia, dark grey, slate grey and greyish-browns abound. There is no colour anywhere.
I an expensive housing estate nearby, it was written in the contract the only colours you were allowed to paint your house or the colour of the bricks. A row of expensive units viewed from a distance looked distinctly like a gulag or prison.
On the other hand, we see how the Italians paint their houses in all colours of the rainbow, especially around the Mediterranean Sea.
I ask you to COLOUR YOUR LIFE and see the effect it has on you and your loved ones.
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Chakras of the Body
Chakras are Centres of Energy in the Body
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Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Many people today find they are worn out and exhausted all the time in their busy lifestyles. Their body and mind is always in the 'fight or flight' mode. This means we are forever on the alert waiting for the next thing to happen. As a result, we find we cannot relax. If we cannot relax, we cannot sleep; either it is difficult to get to sleep or we wake during the night and stay awake for a few hours. Many people with Adrenal fatigue wake between 2 and 4am.
The result of this is that we get more and more tired and then we get more and more 'wired up', in a higher and higher state of alertness which causes even more tiredness. This can result in the adrenal glands being unable to produce enough cortisol to keep this state going.
As a result we start to become more and more tired. Some people are so tired and worn out that they can no longer work or do their normal day's activities. The worst of these are bed-bound.
Western doctors test the adrenals with a 24 hour urine test. The urine must be collected for the whole day, all put in together and then tested. This gives an overall result for 24 hours. Adrenal hormones change through the day. The highest secretion should be in the morning. This gives us the 'get up and go' feeling in the morning. People with Adrenal Fatigue often have low hormone secretion in the mornings and high levels in the evenings. This means that they cannot get going in the morning and are rearing and ready to go at night. This might suit shift workers, but not the rest of the population.
Naturopathic doctors tend to test the adrenals with a saliva test. The saliva is tested at different times of the day so that they can see what your adrenals are doing throughout the 24 hours. This gives a better picture.
Our adrenal glands sit on top of our kidneys and are connected to them. We have two kidneys and two adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are closely connected to the thyroid gland. So if you have a problem with your thyroid gland you may have a problem with your adrenal glands as well.
Norepinephrine is secreted by the adrenal glands and the brain in response to stress. Too much of this results in problems focusing, increased anxiety and an inability to tune out distractions. Other major hormones produces are cortisol, epinephrine and adrenalin.These all need to be in balance, along with the thyroid gland for a balanced life.
What Can I do To Calm Down?
These methods are recommended by Terry Wahls MD.
Some supplements that may help are
Also increase salt intake and water.
Where to Get Friendly Help and a Kind Ear
Facebook have some great groups. Among them is the one describes below. It was started for people from Australia but now has members from around the world.
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Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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People love to massage creams into their skin. When we hurt ourselves the first thing we do is rub the spot and hold our hand over the area. The natural next step is to rub something onto the area to 'make it better'.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It is the outward expression of what is going on inside of us. As recently as late last century it was thought that little was absorbed through the skin. Knowledge progresses and we now know that many things are absorbed through he skin.
Using creams can not only ease rashes and other skin problems on the skin but can also affect the inside of our body.
Western medicine uses patches impregnated with medications to affect our hormones and to affect cravings for those who want to stop smoking.
I love making lotions and potions and creams too. I have created these two creams as requested for a customer. They have great results.
Candida is an overgrowth of a type of yeast causing a fungus type of growth on the skin and nails. It lives in the gut and can cause bloating, craving for sugar, vaginitis, jock itch and more. This cream contains aromatherapy oils and homeopathy to help ease this. Used over an extended period and along with other methods to help quell Candida, it can help relieve itch and get rid of symptoms.
When asked if the cream helped, the reply was ...
Yes it certainly did Hun ,worked very well the rash went with in time,i am now allowed back on yeast n sugar but slowly. Wouldn't say I've recovered fully but at least that's something,just like another (jar) in case it reappears.
Hand Cream for Dry Palms
Many people have dry, hard skin on the palms of their hands. One young lady I know does a lot of massage. As you know, this means having lovely massage oils on her hands each day. Yet, she still had dry, hard palms.
This lovely cream contains natural oils, calendula infused oil, selected aromatherapy oils and two carefully chosen homeopathy remedies. All these ingredients will be absorbed through the skin and affect the inner being.
These creams can be purchased, along with others from My Garden Treasures Ebay Store
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Feet and Leg Problems
Feet and legs are very important to us. They move us from place to place. They take all our weight. They need to be strong to do this.
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As a child I had long term illnesses. After trying the medical field of doctors, big city specialists and hospitals, my mother took me along to see Mr Bowen. After visiting him three times a week for months, I was able to cut down to twice weekly, then weekly over more months.
Our Regard for Tom Bowen
He was such a generous man. After a few visits we were never charged any fee again.
I thought such a lot of this wonderful man that gave me a life that when I had my first child, we visited him on the way home from hospital to show him our lovely daughter. It was because of him that I was well enough to have her.
The same happened for my next child. He was amazed that I had done so well. We visited him with another two children, much to his amazement. We were never able to show him our last bundle of joy.
I had the pleasure of being able to attend when the memorial of him was unveiled in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, his home town.
Tom Bowen, my Spiritual Healing Mentor
It was because of him that I was drawn into the natural healing field. I have had him as my spiritual mentor in all the healing I do, asking him to guide me as I help clients.
He asked me to call him 'Uncle Tom' which I was too shy to do as a child, so he always stayed 'Mr Bowen' to us. We held him in high regard.
Thanks Uncle Tom.
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This is one of the remedy baths Mr Bowen recommended for me all those years ago.
In the past couple of centuries it was well known that some waters had more healing power than others. These waters were often in the mountains where one went for the crisp, clean air to help those with tuberculosis.
Other healing waters were centred around natural springs. The waters that came out of the ground there had different minerals in them and were known to be of benefit to people. Healing baths can help strengthen our immune system. Read more...
Photo and video with thanks: http://www.allbowentherapyworldwide.com/index.htm
Pure Distilled Water
Distilled water is mostly free from all impurities.
It is not so simple to make although it sounds easy.
How to Make Pure Distilled Water
Now doesn't that sound just so easy? Boiling the water is OK. The steam that arises from the boiling water is just extra hot water in another form. Collecting the steam? Well how do you catch steam? It tends to evaporate and we need to give it time to cool down again so that it can turn back into a form that we can handle.
This is where a distiller comes in just so handy. It is especially made with a big stainless steel tank for the water, and has lots of coils inside with a fan to cool the pipes (coils). As the pipes cool, the steam loses heat and becomes water again.
As it comes out of the distiller, the liquid is caught and bottled.
This is far easier than messing around with saucepans or kettles of boiling water. Safer too!
Differences between Normal Water and Distilled Water
Normal water has many impurities in it. It includes minerals, bacteria, chemicals and can also carry parasites. If you leave a bottle of water in the sunlight for an extended period you can see algae growing in the water.
With distilled water, all these impurities are left behind. They are not carried into the super heated steam therefore a bottle of distilled water will not grow algae.
Uses for Distilled Water
Distilled water has many uses:
Pure Distilled Water by Enhance you Health can be found at My Garden Treasures Ebay shop
Each part of our body is connected to a part of our brain. Our brain affects our body and our body affects our brain. If a part of our body does not work well then a corresponding part of our brain will not be working properly.
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
When a person has Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease their brain is not working properly. Also their body no longer works properly. There is a connection between the brain and the body.
Lately I have been studying the workings of the brain through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It is a fascinating subject and very detailed. I came across this video which I hope you will find fascinating. It explains beautifully the connection between the body and the brain. Enjoy.
The Secret of Brainwave Vibration
Oil from Australian Eucalypts is a powerful healer
Aromatherapy Oils in Australia
Here in Australia we are lucky enough to have some aromatherapy oils that come from this wide brown land.
Soon after the English claimed the new land they called Australia, the early settlers learnt from the native aboriginal people about the medicinal benefits of the eucalypt and tea tree bush.
Today much is known about the healing benefits of the oils from these plants and they are known around the world.
In recent years rich aromatherapy oils from more Australian native plants have revealed themselves to us.
Benefits of Australian Oils
Eucalypt is known to be very beneficial to help ease head colds and bronchitis. Put a few drops in an aromatherapy burner during winter to keeps cold and 'flu at bay. If you have a head-cold an inhalation with eucalyptus oil will clear your head.
Tea tree has wonderful antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is good to put on cuts and sores. It can be applied 'neat', that is, it does not have to be diluted. Tea tree oil takes the sting out of mosquito bites. Apply to the skin beforehand to deter mosquitos, or after being stung by them.
Ducane Kunzea is a powerful antioxidant. It is so strong that it stops metal from oxidising (rusting) and preserves wood. It has wonderful healing properties. It is an anti-inflammatory, eases pains of arthritis and other aches and pains. It is also proven to kill 99.5% of Golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus). Ducane Kunzea is from Tasmania in the far south of Australia.
Fragonia is as strong as tea tree oil in its anti-infectious and anti-bacterial properties. It is a good expectorant and an effective treatment for joint, muscle and dental pain. Fragonia has a mild, very pleasant fragrance. Fragonia is from Western Australia.
Australian Blue Cypress is from Northern Territory in the north of Australia. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It relieves itching and is a mild pain reliever for muscular tension and pain. It is reported to heal warts. Australian Blue Cypress is a blue oil.
Next time you need the healing power of some lovely aromatherapy oil try a fair dinkum Aussie oil.
Take the children for a walk in the park
Stress Makes Illness Worse
It is being recognised by a slowly increasing number in the medical community that stress can make our health worse and even cause ill health. Some hospitals are setting up centres to study the relationship between stress and illness and to train people to relax.
Dr Benson, a cardiologist from Harvard University, studied the effects of meditation on the health of people for over 30 years. He went on to establish the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusett's General Hospital, USA. He has scientifically proven the benefits of meditation.
In industrialised countries we are continually on the move. There are always things to do, people to see and places to go. Everybody is so busy. We do not give our minds time out, time to just be and not worry about the next thing to do. We are trained today to have 2 or 3 things on the go at once.
Once upon a time there were mothers that stayed home to look after the children and the house. Today many mothers look after the children, the house and go out to work. How do they fit this in? Are they relaxed people? I'll let you answer that.
We need simple things to keep our minds on a more simple path. Here are a few suggestions.
10 Things to do to Relieve Stress in Our Lives
Laugh. When you laugh you are relaxed. Watch a funny movie, share some jokes, read some cartoons or a funny book.
Take a deep breath when you find yourself getting uptight.
Eat breakfast. This will give you energy for the day and boost your blood sugar levels. When these get low you become tired and cannot think clearly.
Go for a walk - 10 or 20 minutes is better than not walking. You may find that you can get this in by walking the stairs instead of taking the lift, parking your car further away from your destination or getting off a bus one stop earlier than your destination.
Take the children for a walk in the park.
The ultimate walk is to walk in the forest, woods along a country road or along the beach. This is away from all the hustle and bustle of life. Negative ions abound at the beach and amongst trees. Negative ions are calming.
Meditate for 20 minutes each day. Try to fit this is because it is really important. Try getting up 20 minutes earlier, do it in your lunch break or just before you go to bed at night. If you are saying right now that there is no way you will find the time, well you are just the person who needs to meditate. Just do it!
Put a stop to repetitive or worrying thoughts. Yes, you can do it. It is hard at first but slowly it will become easier. Just say 'No, I'm not going to think about that anymore'. Say it often enough and you will be able to train your mind to obey.
Start to pray. Perhaps you can pray for others, for example, people who are unhappy, people who have nowhere to live, people who have no food, people who are ill and people who are dying. Pray for your family that they will have a happy and healthy life. Pray that they will be fulfilled. There are always people who are far worse off than yourself to pray for. Pray to the deity you believe in. Repetitive pray also takes us outside of our thoughts. The Rosary is a good example here.
Take a holiday and take it before you become too stressed. If you are too stressed you will not be able to relax on your holiday.
Read to your children. Children love to be read a story even if they are quite capable of reading the same book themselves. There is something soothing about a voice droning on and on. Do you remember feeling dozy in class on a hot afternoon while the teacher talked? You have the added benefit of calming your children as well as yourself.
Do some gardening. This can be a great source of enjoyment for many. Plants have healing powers so the plants you choose for your garden will be just the ones you need. If you find yourself getting rid of some plant from the garden you probably don't need it's healing power any more or choose not to deal with the problem that plant can help you with.
What is your favourite stress relief?
Aura-Soma, healing in a bottle
Aura-soma is a system of healing incorporating colour, herbs and crystals. It has remarkable healing powers.
My granddaughter, then just 3 years old, took a strong liking to my precious book Aura-soma, Healing through color, plant and crystal energy by Irene Dalichow and Mike Booth. She was absolutely crazy for the book and would sit for ages pouring through the few coloured pages of the beautiful bottles. I reluctantly lent the book to her - reluctantly, because I wanted to read it myself. I realised that she needed the colours in it for some reason.
She lived in a draughty old farmhouse with her Mum and Dad where the only heating they had was an open fire. She often helped her Mum clean out the cold ashes from the hearth and then opened the Aura-soma book to pour over it yet again. To this day the book is smeared with ashes and the central colour pages have all come loose from their frequent use. This is the power that these beautiful bottles of colour can have, even on a tiny child.
These beautiful remedies are a system of healing that were made by Vicki Wall. They deal with our total personality aspects - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
They come in bottles. Each bottle has two separated colours in it. Just amazing. The colours can be shaken and never mix. If you wish to use these lovely liquids you will need to find a therapist to help you and guide you how to use them. You can be guided by your own sense of colour attraction for the deep healing you need.
What are your favourite colours?
Australian Essential oils can ease aches and pains
Aussie Massage Oil for Aches and Pains
Aussie Massage Oil for Aches and Pains has been made especially for the relief of muscular and joint aches and pains. It includes Eucalyptus oil, Lemon scented Tea Tree oil and grapeseed oil.
All these oils are anti-inflammatory. This means they help ease inflammation. I have written a lot about inflammation. Its symptoms include heat and redness causing pain.
Eucalyptus oil is the most typical oil for Australia. The aboriginal people were already using the eucalyptus tree for healing when British settlers arrived on the shores. Eucalyptus oil contains tannins which are believed to help reduce inflammation.
Eucalyptus oil is used by athletes for muscular aches and pains as well as by people with Arthritis.
Lemon scented tea tree oil (Leptospermum petersonii) is also an anti-inflammatory. It smells nicer than Tea tree oil. It is not the same plant as tea tree oil.
Grapeseed oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce pain.
Multi Purpose Oil
Although this oil is suggested to be only for muscular and joint aches and pains, it is really a multipurpose oil as each of the oils have other healing properties.
Eucalyptus oil is also wonderful to help relieve coughs and colds, nasal and bronchial congestion, it helps heal wounds and fungal infections and kills bacteria, some viruses and fungi - moulds.
Lemon scented tea tree oil is also multi purpose. It prevents moulds, is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It is a powerful insect repellent and also helps kill off some lung infections.
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