Survivor Stories Project: Laura’s Story Published on The Pixel Project


I must admit, Mother’s Day this year was not a joyous day for me and it can be challenging for me every year knowing I failed to protect my children from abuse and there is nothing greater than grief over the loss of having your children in your life. Sadly, taking children away from the protective parent is more common than not as the abusers last straw to get back at the the person they are terrorizing for leaving.

BUT, I got great news today.

Although, my circumstances with my children remain the same unfortunately, I always look for things where I CAN make an impact and hopefully use my story to facilitate change.

So, after a challenging weekend digging into my own shadows of grief, I see THIS.

My story involving domestic violence with the The Pixel Project – It’s Time To Stop Violence Against Women. Together. was published as one of 31 stories of not just happened to me, but how I am healing and rebuilding my life and helping other women do the same.


About the Pixel Project

The Pixel Project is proud to present our sixth annual Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project in honour of Mother’s Day 2019. The annual campaign runs throughout the month of May and features up to 31 interviews with a survivor of any form of violence against women (VAW) perpetuated by men and/or patriarchal culture/system including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, online violence against women, female genital mutilation, forced/child marriage, sex trafficking, breast ironing etc.

This campaign was created to provide:

  • VAW survivors a platform to share their stories and solutions/ideas on how they rebuilt their lives and healed/are healing.
  • Girls and women currently experiencing or who have survived VAW ideas, hope, and inspiration to escape the violence and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and there is help out there.

About Laura’s Story

Laura from a recent trip meditating in the forests of California

Trauma is an unrecognized epidemic in this country with links to explainable health issues, chronic illness, mental health, and even cancer, and Laura aims to use her experience to break the cycle of abuse through healing.

Click here to read my story as featured talking about:

  • My personal experience with gender-based violence (this may include domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation etc)
  • How I escaped the cycle of violence
  • How I healed and rebuild my life as well as actions I took to make it happen
  • Suggestions shared for another woman or girl facing the same situation as I did
  • How I think we can end violence against women
  • Why I support The Pixel Project

We would be honored if you would follow me on Facebook at Healing Trauma Through Spirit and/or Healing With Spirit. and help me continue to facilitate change by breaking the cycle of abuse through healing.

Your support is much appreciated in this mission to heal something so elusive in the medical community and as a society as a whole despite the ongoing ACE study and other data regarding violence against women and children.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story

I want women and mothers to know …

YOU. ARE. VALUED.

I am here to help guide you.  In the meantime, don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

With Appreciation,
Laura
Healing With Spirit

Spiritual Medium, Speaker, Trauma Specialist and Healer
Providing Spiritually based integrative holistic health enrichment. Available for private sessions, speaking opportunities, workshop facilitations, events, and groups. 


© 2019 Laura Joseph. All Rights Reserved. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of Healing With Spirit or its affiliates.  Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

The Birthing Of Mothers – The Super SHEroes Of Modern Times


To birth as a mother is the gift of all life. As I age, with maturity and life experience comes a new perspective for me.  How I view Mother’s Day has changed over the years.

Why do I say “birthing of Mothers”? I inadvertently used this, and then began thinking why did I define it that way. I hear in my  inner voice say … “because Mothers ARE birthed”. Mothers are initiated. They are initiated into motherhood. If you look up the definition to “give birth”, the word initiate comes up.

Motherhood is a celebration of unconditional love that begins its journey from conception that no one could ever break. I read this quote and it summed it up for me …

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”


– Elizabeth Stone

So yes, mothers are initiated or birthed. I recall the first time I was going to be a mother and I totally panicked. Then when I delivered my daughter and after 2 days, the hospital sent me home and I panicked. “Like what do you mean I go home. What do I do? How do I know she is ok or not ok? What do I do? Like wow, I am responsible for this little person? What if I mess up? What if I miss the cues that something is wrong?” Sound familiar?

Motherhood changes you forever and encompasses every area of a our life. It changes the way we think about ourselves, our family, our friends, and the world all around us. It changes our belief systems, the way we view life, the way we reflect, and the way we act and react.  Motherhood teaches us to examine things differently with a different lens on things we never gave a second thought to before, and to even question everything we thought to be true.

Mothers are underappreciated and undervalued … in my opinion. To me, mothers are the modern day superhero or “superSHEro” who handle everything as a 24 hour job. Without the community support as in ancient times, mothers now we feel the constant pressure, stress, and feelings of being overwhelmed inundated with yelling text messages, kicking, screaming, and resistance without a moment of quiet solitude.

Somehow, mothers still find a way to push through it all despite the demands to maintain a full time job while meet the demands of motherhood, and patriarchal societies telling mothers how to feed their newborns with attempts to control their super powers.

It truly is the hardest job there is. Why? Because despite how tired, exhausted, worn down, burnt out we may feel crying ourselves to sleep wishing for 5 minutes of zenful peace, we still carry on like super SHEroes. 

With Mother’s Day, comes mixed bag of emotions. It is supposed to be a day to honor our Mothers.  Many have an undeniable unbreakable bond with their mothers.

However, as someone who has worked with many women over losing their children, the grief can be unbearable. For these mothers, it is not all peaches and cream.

For children who may have lost a mother prematurely, it can be equally as unbearable. I saw a client once who was dealing with that very situation where a loved one with a young elementary school children was given a diagnosis of 3 months to live and these children were having difficulties in understanding what is happening and struggles watching his/her mother die.

It is important to recognize this reality if we are to heal the whole collectively. We need to honor ALL mothers regardless of situations or stories we play out in our lives.

StockSnap / Pixabay

Women have been called to rise up and unite collectively as it was done so many centuries ago in a community of sisterhood where we can be held, heard, supported, valued. 

Alone we are strong.
Together in a community of sisterhood, we are unstoppable.

We all have our separate experiences with unique journeys in regards to our own motherhood journeys or with our own mothers. It is important to honor those journeys as sacred wherever they may be. 

It is important for us to dismantle the colonialist conditioning of women conflicting with other women when in reality it’s natural for us to nurture, hold space, heal, in a safe container. We have just the event to inspire you.

Be sure to check out our upcoming Women’s retreat. Surrender into self care. Journey into self discovery and nurture your soul in a community of sisterhood. Give yourself the time out you need. Click here for details on our upcoming retreat.

I want women and mothers to know …

YOU. ARE. VALUED.

I am here to help guide you.  In the meantime, don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

With Appreciation,
Laura
Healing With Spirit

Spiritual Medium, Speaker, Trauma Specialist and Healer
Providing Spiritually based integrative holistic health enrichment. Available for private sessions, speaking opportunities, workshop facilitations, events, and groups. 

The Shifting Energetic Tides, Our Dream States & 3 Tips To Guide You Forward


GOT DREAMS????

How have your dreams been over the last few months? Anything revealing?

The energies in the Universe have been really pushing us hard to release old beliefs systems and patterns and open us up to expansion. Although, we may not perceive it in this way. We are at a time where questioning our reality is increasing. That is when we should actually take a pause. Quiet the mind, and let the inner wisdom guide us to our truth. The more we resist or fear, the more push back we may experience.

How much spiritual internal work we have done and continue to do, will determine the degree of push back. None of us are immune. The difference really lies in the awareness and having the tools to adjust accordingly. Those who have been avoiding, fearing, or spiritually bypassing*, are finding out things to be quite challenging.

One of the ways we are adjusting or sorting things out energetically is through our sleep and our dream state.

Dreams give us an opportunity and clues to our waking life. Paying attention to them can help us understand what is happening and what actions to take.

According to Psychology Today, dreams can show us meaningful patterns in our waking life. This can include things like:

  • The patterns in dreaming can correspond to various aspects of the dreamer’s physical and mental health.
  • Dreams can also accurately reflect people’s engagement in various other areas such as relationships, sports, education, spirituality, personal identity and more.
Laura recently in San Francisco area of Mill Valley, CA amongst the mountains & trees

What Laura’s Dream Show Us

A Forever Home, Trees, a Big Fluffy White Bed, and Nakedness. Whaaat?

My dreams have been vivid, full of messages, and very telling. These dreams are like clues on a treasure map to lead to the buried treasure which we sometimes think is hidden externally somewhere, but in reality the treasure we seek resides within. I talked about some of these experiences on social media. If you follow me, you may have caught some of the discussions. 

To give you an example, here is one dream I had and what it revealed to me in the end.

Recently, I had a dream that I finally bought my forever home. This was after losing my home in 2008 as a result of the ongoing onslaught of financial abuse after leaving my domestic abuser in 2005. I had bought my first home at age 19 and the home I lost was the result of almost 20 years of hard work gone … all because of a bad decision on who I chose to marry who saw me as a target he could steal, manipulate, control, and abuse.

I looked at this house in the dream, and knew it was it, and put a deposit on it same day. I sighed with happy tears in my eyes. I felt instantly lighter as if a massive weight was lifted off my shoulders. This was a dream that I never thought was possible BUT, that fear was conquered. I not only got my forever home, I got my zen, happy place and peace restored.

The house was a modest 2 story home (guessing approx 1500 sq ft) and located in a quiet neighborhood at the top of the hill with lots of trees. It was abutting a beautiful forested wooded park like those I had seen in Seattle, WA. It was lush and healthy as if secret fairies, magic, and fairy gardens were hidden in there. That appealed to me greatly in the dream.

When I went inside the home, it was empty and bare. No curtains or furniture and even the cabinet doors in the kitchen were removed. I recall being a little startled until I walked into the master bedroom. It was the only room furnished simplistically with a big comfortable zenful white bed that I just had to lie in. I was suddenly in all my nakedness and was comfortable in my bareness.

The realtor, an elderly grey haired white man, walked in on me as I went to close the door telling him that I had no clothes on attempting to cover myself with my arms and hands. I noticed the door had no handle from the inside of the room and opened from right to left.

The house also had one of those wall-less walk in showers, but bathroom was seriously outdated and in need of repair, with falling tiles near the ceiling. It was as if no one had been in here for years with tiles that looked like it was from the 1960s. However, I recall loving the weird layout.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are big symbols in dreams and can help us understand the every day aspects of our life. Such as:

  • The open shower can represent an act of cleansing the inner self.
  • The bathroom itself can mean in this case that personal freedom still needs some work and cleansing.
  • Bathrooms in general are an important sign of an opportunity to expand business affairs and reach a satisfying conclusion.
  • Bedrooms on the other hand say a lot about our private life and things that might need resolve. This also might involve attachments to a project requiring negotiation which is likely to provide prosperity.
Photo: Pinerest

The big fluffy white bed denotes peaceful times, a purity, positive changes afoot and/or building of strong healthy relationships. It reminded me of the one I slept in at the Airbnb I stayed at in Seattle. It was comforting, peaceful, and made me feel blissful.

As a kid, I was wanted to study the science of dreams, and even represented my High School as a freshman in the regional science fair. My project was on whether or not food affects the way a person dreams. I still recall having ice cream, and then dreamt about going skiing.

This dream was a blessing with simple reminders for my waking life. The key message here is a reminder that miracles do happen. Messages I heard were:

  • You are on the right path.
  • You are almost there. So close you can taste it.
  • The old is crumbling away, and you are now within reach of attaining everything you have sought after and worked so hard for.
  • It is ok to question, but know when to discern things are moving in the positive direction vs a setback from the same old story keeping you hostage.
  • Your home is showing the areas you still need to release fears and old heal traumas, as that is what is holding you back the most now.
  • It is ok. You. Are. Safe. You don’t have to keep looking over your shoulder anymore.
  • It is time. It is time for you to rise up. No more cowering in the corner. You have bared all and stripped everything. Now rise. Walk through the fire and blaze a new path.

What have your dreams been expressing for you in your life? I’d love to hear your dream experiences. So please share in the comments below.

Three Tips To Guide You

We forget we are made of of mostly water and energy (frequency and vibration) that then make up our cells, tissues, organs and our very BE-ing. So to wonder why are we so sensitive and/or is this a load or horseshit, I’d ask you to really consider our very miraculous make up. We are stardust after all that originated from particles of a star. Are we not?

According to LSU physicist Edward Zganjar (pronounced Skyner), “the iron in our blood and the calcium in our bones were all forged in such stars.” Just think about that for a moment. (Pause)

So it is not unusual that we can be affected by our sun, our planet’s magnetic shifts, moon phases, astrological events, and even super novas millions of light years away.

Here are three tips to guide you as you move forward during these every changing energies:

1.Pay attention to your dreams when you have them. The ones to really pay attention to are those vivid dreams or those that feel like an alternate reality or even a message type of dream.

Upon waking, press the rewind button on your brain for dream recall. Then write down or voice record as much detail as possible. Be sure to include moods, colors, and how you felt during the experience and how you felt upon waking. Were you sweaty, fearful, anxious, numb, joyful, silly, etc.? They are all clues to helping you uncover the hidden meanings like clues on a treasure map.

Note that our dreams can hold clues to all we are currently experiencing on this planet at this time.

In ancient times, dreams were seen as a way to give information about the past, present, future or even as omens or insights. They are symbolic messages like clues to a treasure map of our own psyche.

So, pay attention. You just might get the answers you seek through the form of your dreams.

2. Be aware of your body’s experiences, build an intimate relationship with self, and develop a language of communication with the body . If you are feeling tension in the shoulders, pay attention. If you all of a sudden feel unexplained exhaustion, pay attention. This is a secret language we must learn. Your body will tell you everything you need to know. Trust its wisdom.

KELLEPICS / Pixabay

The clues our body gives us are one of the following: spiritual upgrades and adjustments, clues to what you need to address and not ignore or pretend it will just go away, and/or symptoms of releasing old beliefs, patterns, traumas (personal, generational, or past life). This is stuff usually not in our conscious awareness, but buried in the shadows of our subconscious. So it takes work, self compassion, self love and understanding.

3. The Shadow work continues. Everything we seek is buried in the depths of our shadows of our subconscious minds. If you want to change your life go into the depths of your shadows. Yes. Go there.

If you want to change what you see in the external world, go into the depths of your shadows. Yes. Go there.

It is important to continue to dig deep and get real with yourself and continue to go into the shadows of self and confront your fears. This is where the buried treasure resides. Spiritually bypassing* this reality is like a euphoric false sense of reality like an addictive drug that is blinding us from what we need to do collectively and in the end creates more unnecessary suffering as a result. 

Be gentle and compassionate with yourself in the process. This is not easy work. Internal work is a shit show that gets messy and raw, but in the end, it feels like massive weights and chains have been cut off and we can breathe again.

There is a lot happening energetically on the planet right now, and it is not going away any time soon. It is important we learn how to navigate these changes with as much grace and ease as possible. Will it be easy? No.

However, with tips like what I have mentioned above and sharing these experiences with you, hopefully will open your eyes a little bit to a whole new way of experiencing life and being part of the collective solutions our Great Mother desperately needs. We have a responsibility to our Mother. We are her stewards after all.

Do we treat her with respect?

Do we honor her?

Do we listen to her cries?

Do we take action to become better stewards?

Just food for thought here.

Your comments and feedback are so important to me. Please share what you gained or learned from this post or what questions did this post leave you with . What is your take a way?

Photo by: Verdi Studio

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and for reading. Don’t forget to pause and breathe.

With appreciation, 
Laura

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Spiritually Bypassing*

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© 2019 Laura Joseph. All Rights Reserved. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of Healing With Spirit or its affiliates.  Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

New Study Show How Going Into Nature Can Lower Stress


What if I said there is a free or low cost pill to help you with your stress, would you want to know more about how to get it?

What if I said to you that pill was in your own back yard or within walking distance for many with no lines of people, would you want to know more?

What if I said going into the woods or in nature is better than any pill to reduce stress, would you believe me?

Many of you have seen the pictures and hear about my journeys in nature and what it does for me, my anxiety, stress, CPTSD and my soul if you follow me on Healing With Spirit on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

For me, going into nature is a way for me to ground, reboot, relax, release, and connect to the divine around me and within me. I especially find something very comforting being in the mountains, but woods, trees, water, ocean, beach can all work for me too. It’s one of my main tools to me manage my triggers, anxiety and CPTSD.

For me it has been better than any pill ever given to me or as this study argues “nature pills could be a low-cost solution to reduce the negative health impacts stemming from growing urbanization and indoor lifestyles dominated by screen viewing”.

Because of my daily spiritual hygiene including meditation, energy healing, proper diet, and nature, I have removed all my medications I was on for my CPTSD. To read more about my nature healing journeys, click here to scroll my blog.

Here’s a study coming out of the University of Michigan that says “Just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels”

SUMMARY:

“Taking at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. That’s the finding of a study that has established for the first time the most effective dose of an urban nature experience. Healthcare practitioners can use this discovery to prescribe ‘nature-pills’ in the knowledge that they have a real measurable effect.”

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

In Japan, this is called “Shinrin-yoku” (Oprah), which was first introduced by the Forest Agency of the Japanese government in 1982.

“Shinrin-yoku”, which can be defined as “taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing”, has been receiving increasing attention in Japan in recent years for its capacity to provide relaxation and reduce stress. Since 2004, there have been studies to ascertain the physiological effects of “Shinrin-yoku” within the framework of the “Therapeutic Effects of Forests” project.  (NCBI; NIH)

“Shinrin-yoku” is considered to be one of the most accessible ways to get in touch with the natural world and to lower excessive stress to levels that are commensurate with what our bodies are “expected” to cope with. 

WANT TO LEARN HOW:

Want to learn HOW to go into nature to reduce stress, create more insight, ground, and connect to the divine in nature and within, contact me.

I offer private 1-2 hour or half/full day sessions and groups.

TO READ THE STUDY: 

To read more about this study, click here.

with appreciation, 
Laura

I am available for private sessions, speaking opportunities, workshop facilitations, events, and groups.

Do Profits Trump Safety in the HPV Vaccine Debate?

By: Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, (republished. First published in 2012 on Hubpage.com)

The article below published titled, “Can Our Politicians Place Our Children At Risk For Profits?”, created some controversy as to whether or not to vaccinate your children against the HPV vaccine. Since that has been published, and since our poll has started, there has more evidence to suggest it is not only a dangerous vaccine, but a deadly one. Yet the US government has increased the recommendation of mandating the vaccination of our children.

According to Dr. Mercola, a leading holistic health physician, “At the end of 2013, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil had generated nearly 30,000 adverse reaction reports to the US government, including 140 deaths.” That is 132 MORE deaths since the CDC report in 2010. In 2010, there were 16 deaths. Since then, the average death rate is 44 deaths a year.

If I would not vaccinate my daughters of this vaccine, why would I subject your children too? Knowing this statistic alone and knowing what you know now versus the bill of goods your politicians and pharmaceutical companies sold you, would you still allow your daughter or son to get this vaccine?

In our practice we have seen many people that come to us AFTER they get the HPV vaccine with horrific stories of the countless adverse side effects. What is troubling, are the pediatricians and family care clinics that are failing to link the chronic health issues to the vaccine and in some cases completely disregarding this. As a holistic health care professional, I find this trend disturbing.

What is also disturbing is when families are reporting the side effects to the FDA, many times what has been reported to me are these complaints being ignored.

Even after Erin Brockovich attempted to go after the pharmaceutical giant Merck and later the investigative report by Katie Couric citing two mothers whose daughters’ health suddenly deteriorated after the Gardasil shots, both Erin Brockvich and Katie Couric have suffered a backlash for their efforts to expose the dangerousness of these vaccines that are, in my opinion, deliberately withheld from you for profits. The safety of these vaccines are questionable when the bottom line is profit for the individuals pushing the vaccination.

The medically documented risks to this vaccine include death and serious nervous system disorders. These have been medically documented in Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, European Journal of Neurology, and Journal of Investigative Medicine.

Are you still not convinced? The HPV virus is a sexually transmitted disease. There are an estimated 14,000,000 new cases of HPV in the United States every year with an approximate 79,000,000 infected every year.

Let’s look at the claims of the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

  • The makers of the HPV vaccine claim to prevent cervical cancer and want you to believe it will prevent you from dying from cervical cancer. If that is true, then why do the majority of the HPV infections don’t NOT lead to cancer and the majority of the cases clear up on their own like the common cold would?
  • The makers of the HPV vaccine direct their propaganda as a public health threat pushing and lobbying for government mandates of vaccination of your young children. The 2014 US population according to US News is at 317,000,000. The lifetime risk of developing cervical cancer is less than 0.7 percent in 2014 according to the National Cancer Institute. Cervical cancer is a PREVENTABLE cancer for 99.9% of the American population.
  • The makers of the HPV vaccine want you to believe this will prevent HPV infections that they promote as a leading cause of cervical cancers. However, cervical cancer has one of the HIGHEST cure rates of all cancers. The best way to eliminate or reduce the risk of getting the HPV virus is via abstinence or condom use. Regular pap smears have proven to be the BEST protection against cervical cancer despite the HPV vaccine with a reduction of cancer by a rate of 70%. Lastly, since the introduction of the HPV vaccine, the reduction in HPV virus and cervical cancers has shown no significant reductions. As a matter of fact, the death rate associated to the vaccine has increased. So how can this vaccine be a good thing for our children?
  • The makers of the HPV vaccines want you to believe you are protected from getting HPV once you are vaccinated. However, that is untrue. The HPV vaccine only protects against certain strains of HPV. None of which is proven to cause cancer if regular pap smears and screening is done. This is not to mention that the effectiveness of the vaccine to protect you for a lifetime is HIGHLY questionable.

So what is the solution?

  1. Get involved. The pharmaceutical industry is deliberately marketing the vaccines to the consumer leaving the physicians and clinicians ill-equipped and scrambling to find the same data as you considering all the other recent changes in the health care setting since the Obama Care took effect. So do your research before you vaccinate.
  2. VOTE. Listening to your politicians on tv, radio, or in a debate is not good enough. The grass roots is where it is at. Go to your politicians and find out their stance on mandating unproven vaccines with questionable safety. Find out if they received an political campaign funds from anyone in the pharmaceutical industry. This is about the future of your children. It is time the American people take a stance, but it takes getting involved.
  3. Know your rights under the law. You CAN say no despite peer pressure and political pressures.
  4. Sign up to the National Vaccine Information Center’s free online Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org and gain access to politicians and other issues that may affect your rights regarding legislations or mandates of vaccines.
  5. Have you been harmed by the HPV vaccine? I have encouraged each and every one of my clients to speak out. Create blogs telling the public their stories and the harmful effects they live with day to day. Get your story out to the media. Tell your friends and family. Speak at schools. Bottom line, if you do not want someone else harmed by this vaccine, you need to help advocate for the change. Your voice does matter.
  6. Finally, take our poll on this page about the HPV vaccine. Your voice does matter.

I will leaving you with this final question. Would you vaccinate your child KNOWING there is a risk of dying or paralysis considering there is NO guarantee of the effectiveness of this vaccine to prevent HPV or prevent cervical cancer for that matter? PERIOD!

Resources:

HPV Vaccine Linked to Nervous System Disorder and Autoimmunity: Dr. Mercola, October 21, 2014.

National Vaccine Information Center’s free online Advocacy Portal; www.NVICAdvocacy.org

Journal of Investigative Medicine March 18, 2014

MedAlerts. Gardasil Vaccine (HPV4) adverse event reports through Dec. 13, 2014. VAERS Database on MedAlert

Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports January-March 2014 vol. 2 no. 1 HPV Vaccine Linked to Nervous System Disorder and Autoimmunity: Dr. Mercola, October 21, 2014.

National Vaccine Information Center’s free online Advocacy Portal; www.NVICAdvocacy.org

Journal of Investigative Medicine March 18, 2014

MedAlerts. Gardasil Vaccine (HPV4) adverse event reports through Dec. 13, 2014. VAERS Database on MedAlert

The 2014 U.S. and World Populations; By Robert Schlesinger; December 31, 2013; USNews

Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports January-March 2014 vol. 2 no. 1

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© 2011-2013 Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. All Rights Reserved. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of Healing With Spirit , Massachusetts Survivors Outreach, any of the places that employ Laura, places where she volunteers, or their affiliates. Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

Can Our Politicians Place Our Children At Risk For Profits?


By: Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, (First published April 2012 on Hubpages)

I was teaching a called Medical Law and Ethics at a local college and I placed this question to my students in light of what is happening in the Presidential Election with Gov Perry and his stance on HPV Vaccine. I would like your take.

Gov Perry of Texas has made quite the headlines backing vaccinating every child with the HPV Vaccine.  And from the research we did, he ONLY met the woman dying from cervical cancer AFTER he was pressured by MERCK to pass legislation.

I asked my students to research a few things

  1. QUESTION: What are the top 10 leading causes of death for women (cancer) ~ ANSWER: #1 was breast cancer with over 40,000 annually and over 200,000 diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Where was Cervical cancer? There are approximately 4,000 deaths annually due to cervical cancer 4,000 with approximately 12,000 diagnosed with cervical cancer and was NOT even close on the CDC list.
  2. QUESTION: How many girls are in the USA between 10-14? We wanted this statistic to see how many girls would be FORCED to get this vaccine if Gov. Perry was elected as President and he made it law that everyone had to be vaccinated. ~ ANSWER: over 10, 000,000.
  3. QUESTION: How much does the HPV vaccine cost? ~ ANSWER: Average answer was about $170 PER dose.
  4. QUESTION: How much does the Pharmaceutical companies stand to profit if they convince politicians to vaccinate EVERYONE!!!! ~ ANSWER: Just first year alone? OVER $1.7 BILLION MINIMUM to as much as $5.1 BILLION FIRST year profit

Cervical cancer has one of the HIGHEST cure rates, yet some of the most horrific side effects such as “Life-threatening allergic reactions” with records documenting 3,589 Adverse reactions related to Gardasil between May 2009 and September 2010, including 213 Cases resulting in PERMANENT Disability AND 16 DEATHS per Judicial Watch

This is not to mention most of these terminal cancer cases are due to lack of regular pap tests and practice of safe sex. It is still recommended that the BEST prevention is regular GYN check-ups.

Here is what one expert has to say ““The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors. Any state or local government now beset by Merck’s lobbying campaigns to mandate this HPV vaccine for young girls ought to take a look at these adverse health reports.” -Tom Fitton – Posted on Judicial Watch Investigates Side Effects of HPV Vaccine

Gov. Perry wanted to pass legislation to vaccinate EVERYONE in Texas. What would happen if he did that as President? Merck btw was one of his BIGGEST campaign contributors for Gov Perry.

Lastly, here is the FIRST sentence on the CDC website “Screening tests and the HPV vaccine can help prevent some of the most common types of cancer in women.”

Your thoughts?

Please share in the comments section below.


Here Are Some Statistics to Know

Cancer Among Women

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the rates per 100,000 women of all races and Hispanic* origins combined in the United States.

Three Most Common Cancers Among Women

Breast cancer (122.0)

  • First among women of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Lung cancer (52.0)

  • Second among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Third among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic* women.

Colorectal cancer (34.9)

  • Second among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic* women.
  • Third among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Leading Causes of Cancer Death Among Women

Lung cancer (37.0):

  • First among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Second among Hispanic* women.

Breast cancer (21.5)

  • First among Hispanic* women.
  • Second among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Colorectal cancer (12.8)

  • Third among women of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.

Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.(full site)

*Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).


Page last updated: September 2, 2014

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health  Promotion


© 2011-2013 Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. All Rights Reserved. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of Healing With Spirit , Massachusetts Survivors Outreach, any of the places that employ Laura, places where she volunteers, or their affiliates. Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

The Soul Project Publication


Thank you so much to the The Soul Project for their amazing work to share stories of women and allow my story to heard and supported.

Seeing my story published by them shockingly brought me to tears of joy to see how far I have come. What a magnificent way to end my birthday weekend and begin the week a new.

About The Soul Project:

As stated on their website: “The Soul Project – where ordinary women get vulnerable, open wide and share their stuff; the good and the bad, the dreams and the struggles, the triumphs and the trauma to expose the extraordinary souls that lie within.

In a stressful world dominated by social media high-light reels we women are judging and comparing each other and ourselves more than ever.

I believe the majority of us are just doing the best we can and it is my hope that by sharing our truths we will create more compassion for one another, learn to judge each other less and most importantly start believing in ourselves more. ​​

Every woman has a story; a voice that deserves to be heard. The Soul Project provides a supportive platform backed by a loving tribe. Here, empowered women empower women to step into their truths and proudly own their unique story.”

You may visit their website for more soul stories by clicking here.

More About Laura’s Story

I knew I had a story that was like a Michael Crighton novel.

However, I was originally hesitant to share some of the details in fear of being judged or discarded as too broken to matter as I have in the past.

Thanks to the amazing brave women before me who have been blazing a path for me to feel safe enough, strong enough, empowered enough, worthy enough to speak out about the stuff I didn’t talk about.

Like how I was almost sexually abducted at 12 years old, raped at age 15, fired from my first real job after college for asking my boss to keep his hands off of me, to being ruffied only to be rescued by a friend pulling me out of a car of 4 strange men that eventually set me up for marrying a domestic abuser.

In 2005, I began my healing journey that led me to the person you see before you, a badass dragon warrior goddess that transforms lives.

I know my story. I know how I have come.When I read this on Monday, it literally brought me to tears of joy to see how far I have come. It was surely a magnificent way to end my birthday weekend and begin the week a new.

Photo By: The Soul Project 2019

To read my story at the Soul Project, click here

–> I know statistically, we have thousands of who are survivors of child abuse, rape, emotional or mental abuse, elder abuse, sexual harassment, physical abuse and domestic violence.

–> Please comment below with word “SURVIVOR” to see how many we have to reflect we are no longer silenced and know we support each other.

This does NOT mean, you are living in the past. We all heal trauma differently and we are all shaped by the events in our lives differently.

I want those who still may feel silenced, to know you are not alone.

With appreciation,
Laura

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International Women’s Day: A Personal Journey


THE JOURNEY:

I am a badass dragon spiritual warrior goddess that burns away fear buried deep in my shadows, shields my human vessel from harm, stands strong in my truth and raw authentic power, and moves swiftly against those who victimize others.

Today, I am making “herstory” with some dragon magic in tow. I am no longer a victim of my past, but a badass. It’s taken me a VERY long time (decades) to get to this point. CPTSD and the fallout of trying to survive after abuse is NOT easy…far from it.

I’m going thru lots of growing pains right now & on the verge of a major breakthrough … the kind I’ve waited a lifetime for if not multiple lifetimes.

See me.

Feel me.

Hear me.

Bare witness to the transformation and magic of dragon in the depths of my soul.

AND so, I bless my junk … I bless all who caused me harm & I mourn all I lost. In doing so, I find the buried treasure residing within me all along … buried in my own shadows.  To read more on this bless your junk series, click here.

Today I celebrate ALL OF ME and all the brave courageous strong women before me.

I celebrate the wisdom of my ancestors breathing and pulsating in my veins.

I celebrate all the badass women and men who have guided me, supported me, journeyed with me, and mentored me throughout the years.
Thank you.

I am dragon.

I am the divine feminine.

I am the fire, water, air, and earth in the womb.

I am woman. 

I am ME.

Together we rise. Together we are unstoppable.

Happy International Women’s Day 3/8/19

With appreciation,
Laura

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March News: In Like A Lion, Self Love A Journey, Dragons in the Sun, Mercury Retrograde


Hmmmmm do we have the luck of the Irish this month?  Got spring fever yet? As I am typing this, the sun is shining, and the outdoor temperature is in the low 40’s as we prepare for a massive storm stretching most of the US kicking off the month of March.  I always see storms as something significant in the spiritual path and something to view within all of us to help our souls growth.

There is soooooo much shifting, healing, revealing, and shaking up going on, and I do not anticipate that momentum slowing down any time soon.

Forget the Lamb. Hello Lion.

Right? Are you feeling this already? Holy cow. Or should I say holy lioness? Or is it the DRAGON masked as the lion?

This month, I edge closer to the 50 mark on the solar calendar and this is the time of year I check in deep with myself and where I am going, where do I find joy and what still need to be accomplished.

Over the next couple months, I will be doing LOTS of traveling for personal and professional development to attend a magical wedding, co-facilitate a men’s healing group in VT, and attend the Trauma Training Conference with Vander Kolk. Just to give a glimpse.

This month I feel will definitely push boundaries and push us out of our comfort zones forcing us to dig deeper before the thaw and emergence of the new plantings of spring.

Self-Love: A Journey

1 of 10 hearts stumbled upon a walk mid Feb 2019

Last week I wrote about an experience I had at the park with hearts on the 10 year anniversary of the divine sending me signs and learning to build a partnership with the divine to help guide me on my path.

You can read the post here, Self Love – A Journey With The Divine in Nature. I write these posts from the heart to share these journeys with you. As always, I would cherish your comments and feedback on the post and know if what I write resonates with you and helps guide you on YOUR path.

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Dragon and the Sun

Screen shot of video of sun activity 2/27/19

Many of you have been hearing me talk about dragon energy increasingly over the last few years and may have even attended an event I facilitated where we tapped into dragon energy. Well check this out… this is filed under #cantmakethisshitup.

I was watching a scientific video on the updates of solar activity and how it affects the sun dated 2/27, and while watching it, I saw a dragon in the coronal hole of the sun (or what I like to call the shadow side of the sun). Do you see it? Here is the screenshot I took.

I believe this is the same solar storm that spewed out a dragon northern light show that was circulating all over social media on the 28th.

So now we are in March … how lion … I feel like our the wounded unhealed part of our egos might get quite the challenge this month and it is important to remember to come from a place of soul and view what surfaces emotionally for you as a road map of what needs to be released, healed, or reevaluated.

Mercury Retrograde

With mercury going retrograde on March 6th, it will be a good time to re-evaluate, relax, rethink, redo, plan, prepare projects or situations. Now I am a Pisces, so what I know is that it is important to PAUSE and seek the lessons or pearl of wisdom that is being presented to you. You might find this challenging because we are a culture and a society that let’s our emotions control us vs guide us.  Yes there is a difference.

So What Does This All Mean? 

This month we continue the themes of :

  • past/present/future colliding and finding balance
  • understanding love, unconditional love, and self love on a deeper cosmic level.
  • like the dragon, muster up the courage to take a leap of faith in the direction that has been beckoning your soul.
  • Time to face our inner demons, heal old wounds, and purge old belief systems so new and more soulful beliefs can be birthed.
  • Dig deep and get real with yourself and continue to go into the shadows of self and confront your fears. This is where the buried treasure resides.
  • connect to the divine within on a deeper level

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In the meantime, don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

With love and appreciation,

Laura
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Self Love – A Journey With The Divine in Nature


Happy happy. What a glorious day it is here in New England, and what another whirlwind of a month February has turned out to be.

This heart rock I am holding was one of the many hearts I found while on the walk with the dogs last week just after the full moon.

This was the same walk with a picture I posted on social media last week with the green orb heart as pictured below. I will post more pictures from this day at the very end of this post.

Green heart orb under the rising full moon. Feb 2019

The Revelation

Fascinating as I stop and pause in reflection of my life …. The journey I have been on since 2005 has been extraordinary to say the least when I really think about all I have endured and overcome since then. It has been far from easy re-discovering myself and back to a fearless love state deeply rooted to my soul.

When things started to not only get more difficult for me after seeking protections from abuse, but escalated, and I didn’t know what to trust or who to trust or what to believe or not to believe, I stopped out of desperation as if it were my last breath of life.  I asked the divine for a sign that I was on the right path and that the decision I was about to embark on at the time was for my highest and best during one of the darkest days in my life desperate to be free from constant onslaught of abuse.

That happened 10 years ago this month in 2009. What I have learned about myself since then is still a masterpiece in the works.

When I posed that question to the universe out loud asking for help, I said a prayer to acknowledge and release all fear and asked for a sign that I am on the right path.  About an hour later, while driving over the Fore River Bridge, in Quincy, Massachusetts, I happened to see an angel in the sky.

Quincy, MA February 2009

Of course I took a picture.  And that picture was not one angel, but two. However, with the naked eye I only saw one.  To this day, I believe this was a divine sign from my aunt and grandmother who can also come in as one divine messenger too!

The quote came as a result of doing some picture collages for my children and this quote suddenly come to me in the form of a message from the divine to “stop, listen and observe for they will guide you”.

 

Understanding Love In Its Pure Form

There were many things I didn’t realize at the time when my journey began in 2005.  I had to re-learn what love is in its pure form, and undo what we are conditioned to think or believe based on propaganda, societal and religious ideologies that tend to be patriarchal and sexualized in nature.

In order to understand what love is in its pure form, I had to first learn how  to self-love again . This also means I had to understand that my desire to be “needed” or “validated” in order to feel loved was not love but my desperation for love from others.  This was also a form of dependency which many of us confuse with love as well.  We confuse doing for others or “martyrdom” as love and selfless, but at least to me and in my self discovery it is not.

What Love is NOT

Do I look in the mirror and focus on what’s wrong and focus on all the flaws?

Do I focus on why I can’t do something right?

Do I focus on comparing myself to another and loathe at what I am lacking?

Basically do we Gaslight the s*** out of ourselves or do we see the light that we are in its pure form and acknowledging all the perfect imperfections as divinely in order as it supposed to be?

How did we condition ourselves this way?

Who conditioned us with these beliefs?

We were not born this way.  It is time to break the cycle and step into our power and embrace the love energies the Universe is giving us.

The Journey Into Self Love

I refer back to the angel sign from February 2009. Since I did not know who to trust or what, I went up to the spirit realm. Since then, I have developed a relationship with and a language with the divine, and every now and then when I am off track or when I ask for guidance, I am blessed with messages in the form of signs.

Last week, a part of me reverted to old beliefs and patterns, and each time I was redirected in the form of signs of hearts everywhere and on this walk, there were at least ten hearts. Some are pictured below.

Love is BIGGER than us and yet one of the strongest emotions we experience as human beings.  We tend to put our defining moments and perceptions of love onto an experience with another.

In order to attract the love we seek in another, we must first have the greatest love affair with our self and through that vibration we attract that kind of lover and partner.

It’s been a journey into the discovery of love for sure. We forget that love is inherently FREE, yet many times we allow fear, judgement, and attempts to understand what it means distort the magic of it. However, I believe, we have yet to truly understand what is means in its pure form and in relation to self love, because we are conditioned that fulfillment resides in the magic of love with committed romantic relationship.

So what are we missing?

Over the years, I’ve learned love is pure and weightless that creates a chemical shift in our neurological system.

It is a force of nature pure and simple.

There are no conditions or expectations associated with love.

Love is about honoring what is and mastering presence.  It is NOT euphoria that comes and goes like passion, seduction and infatuation where we tend to confuse with love.

Love is bigger than the self or human conditioning. It’s the light that radiates within you. It is interconnected to all life and to the collective consciousness.

It is not a commodity that can be traded on Wall Street or something that can be turned on or off like a light switch.

You can invite love in. You can surrender to love by releasing fear, practicing presence and living in a state of gratitude.

Love is the life force that resides within you. It is unconditional.

when we honor the divine within, we open the door to infinite possibilities.

I am grateful for the divine signs to remind of these facts when I fall off track myself.

What is love to YOU?

What has love taught you?  Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.

How do you define love in your life?

In the meantime, I am here to help you. Don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

Please leave a comment below to let us know if this post inspired or helped you on your path.

With appreciation,
Laura

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Here are the pictures from that walk.


 © 2019 Laura Joseph. All Rights Reserved. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of Healing With Spirit or its affiliates.  Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.