RI: Spring Health and Wellness Fair

Laura from Healing With Spirit will be available at the Spring Health and Wellness Fair in Rhode Island as an exhibitor and she will be doing a Mediumship Demonstration at 4:15pm.

This event is FREE to the public.

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When Medical Science Can Not Explain Your Symptoms. How To Know If It Is Spiritual?

How have you been feeling lately? Experiencing a lot of unexplainable stomach, digestive, fatigue, emotional or other physical issues lately? If you have then you are not alone.

Springtime marks a time for renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.  There are lots of changes in the air.  Do you feel it? This past weekend was a very powerful weekend energetically and a key turning point. We have all been experiencing huge waves of energy shifts and purges over the past couple years, but especially over the past several months. Some have been quite pleasant and for others is has been quite the struggle.

We are emerging from the darkness where we faced our fears and let go what no longer served us. As we did this, we also re-evaluated our own actions and took responsibility for where we are at in our life. Metaphorically, some of our houses burnt down to the ground, and we are rebuilding starting with a solid foundation. We have purged to our bare nakedness of our soul. The past has shaped us for what is really important in our lives shaping our priorities and placing us on our spiritual path.

For those of us who have been aware of these shifts and purges and did not resist the change, lessons are now emerging and tensions are lifting. For those resisting or ignoring these shifts, the lessons have been in many cases extremely painful.

It is time to shine your true self and have the courage to just be. This period marks a time for a refreshing change. The messages coming from the Universe and our soul are very strong right now and have been so for the past couple weeks since the full moon, solar eclipse, and spring equinox.

Our life purposes are being revealed to us if we are listening and not resisting. It is important to drop the struggle and resistance. Hence, the conflict between the material world and the spiritual world. Yes, we need food, clothing and shelter. However, everything else is what society dictates you should have and should need with enormous pressure. These lessons have been difficult because it was important for us to emerge with greater wisdom and clarity.

Why are you resisting so much?

Stop fighting what you clearly do not understand. You can not bury your head in the sand and wish your troubles will go away. In this case time does not take care of your troubles. All this resistance and fighting is only giving power to all those things you have been struggling so hard to get rid of. You empower the very things you do not want.

So stop it.

Stop it now.

Sunset over Boston 4/18/15 as the energy veil began to lift.
Laura Healing With Spirit.

Your very thoughts create ripples. Your fears create ripples. Your actions create ripples. Your reactions create ripples. The ripple effect is magnified. How we conduct ourselves, act and react have been magnified which in turn creates stronger manifestations and at a faster rate.

These waves of energy shifts come at a time when the Universe has been beckoning for us to follow our soul’s path. The Universe has been communicating with us. Have you been listening?

Are we so busy being busy that we are ignoring what the Universe is telling us and ignoring our soul’s cries? If so, if you notice, those who have been ignoring and are still ignoring seem to have the more difficult harder lessons.

Over the past six months and extending over the past couple years have been met with huge challenges, obstacles, hard lessons, and enormous purging. None of us are immune to this no matter how connected we are to the Universe nor how well we practice what we preach. We are still human with a soul having a human experience.

Unexplainable Symptoms?

Lately, I have been seeing quite a few people in my office with very obscure symptoms that the medical community deems unexplainable. This is very frustrating to many of those trying to find a solution to their troubles with no answers in sight from the medical community. Here are a couple stories I am going to share with you. Maybe you can relate.

Case #1: There was one client I saw who had been suffering over 2 years with a severe skin rash. They have gone to every specialist and had every test done with no prevail to getting better except the toll it is starting to take on this person mentally, physically, and spiritually. After spending an hour with this person, I began to see a pattern. I am not saying this person does not have a medical condition as I believe there is a medical condition that we are addressing such as some delayed food allergies and vitamin deficiencies. However, what I am saying is whatever the underlying medical condition is, it is becoming magnified and explosive due to the resistance of addressing the spiritual needs, healing past traumas, and forgive those who have wronged them. When addressing the traumas, it was evident that person was not fully ready to heal those old wounds, and not clearly understanding the connection. Science has taught society to disregard the mind-body connection and to treat symptoms disregarding causes. Beginning the healing process is a start for this person. The rest is up to them.

Case #2: This person has been battling reflux and swallowing issues most of their life. However, over the past several months and years, it has progressively gotten worse which began to affect their sleep, moods, and productivity leading them to a deep depression. They began experiencing enormous mood swings which began to affect their internal belief systems questioning their sanity. What they realized they were experiencing were spiritual purges releasing old traumas, abuse, and hurt. Once assessed, we addressed the underlying medicals including a delayed food allergy to over 24 foods with the most offending being baker’s yeast and dairy, the vitamin D and magnesium deficiency, past childhood traumas, and spiritual needs. They began to understand the differences between a spiritual purge releasing what no longer served them from the physical body and mental issues.

Case #3: This person suffers from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome which became immensely inflated over the past several months to the point of being debilitating. However, despite the numerous doctors and tests, this person has continued to get worse, and the escalating symptoms unexplainable by the medical establishment which in turn increased the stress, and anxiety levels of this client. With basic medical recommendations and addressing the spiritual needs, the person is finally on the mend.

What I am finding that all these individuals have in common is the underlying medical conditions being explosively magnified a hundred fold with the soul’s cries not being heard or ignored. These are all cases where science and healthcare vs the spiritual purges and resistance to change. These cases all were unexplainable medically.

Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing:

Today is the Boston Marathon with last Wednesday, April 15th marking the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. What a day to have the marathon during these sudden bursts of energy waves of change.

At that time of the Marathon bombing, I was teaching medical classes at a local college near the Marathon finish line. Classes were cancelled that day because of the marathon. I wrote about my experiences of that tragic day and the subsequent events that followed. My journey Boston Strong was quite a spiritual one with many revelations.

We hear so many times about the power of prayer and healing, and many of us I believe sometime doubt how powerful it really is. Well I can attest to you the overwhelming feeling I was experiencing at the growing memorial site was just that. I wish everyone could have felt and experienced the immense love, prayers, healing, and unity on a global scale at the newly developing and growing memorial site that I experienced that day. Words
cannot describe it. It can only be felt.

I returned to the site a couple days ago to help a friend set up for a fitness expo promoting the Marathon. It brought back a lot of memories. What I chose to focus on what the strength, tenacity, and spiritual messages I received from that tragic event in history. It taught me how far I have come personally and spiritually and how important spirituality is to our very health and well-being.

Messages From The Universe:

For those who live in the northern hemisphere, we are reminded about what springtime means. The birds are chirping. The snow is almost gone. Flowers are blooming. It is time we let go and trust that our soul is leading us on the right path.

Also over the past few weeks, the presence of messages from the Universe, Angels, our Spirit Guide, and loved ones are increasingly becoming more prominent.  Cardinals, mourning doves, and turkey have been great message bearers confirming what I believed to be resistance to following your soulful path is manifesting into very painful lessons and in many cases explosive illnesses especially in the gut area.

The messages the cardinal has been sending is about brightening your environment. Add some color to our life and remember that everything we do is of importance. The song of the cardinal is reminding us to listen more closely and pay attention. All the answers we seek are closer than we think.

The mourning doves have been equally as vocal too. In this case, they are reminding us to stop a moment, pause and take a deep breathe. They are letting us know we are divinely supported. In order to soar to new heights, we must get out of our own way. Recognize the resistance and blocks preventing us from taking flight and surrender to the higher power … God, The Universe, Mother Earth … and allow the Universe to help us, guide us, and be the wind beneath our wings.

Resistance is futile if you have not noticed. So let go of all the chaos, pain, turmoil that is blocking you from soaring the skies and finding the peace you have been seeking within.

Finally, the lessons and messages of the great turkey. Turkey has been quite active as a message bearer since Easter Sunday where 20 of them (including 2 white ones) flew onto the house roof and into the trees in the yard to roost for the night to this very active male courting to females every morning, fluffing his feathers, and making his presence known. 

The turkeys displayed and vocalized with confidence. Hence, have the courage to shine your true self brightly and with confidence. It is important to recognize that what we see right now is reality shifting in ways we never thought possible and that what we are truly looking for is just  around the corner. Most chaos happens just before our dreams come true. These are all gentle reminders from the Universe.

Finally, I was asked to speak at a church over the weekend and I decided to talk about this topic. After service ended, a woman named Kimberley had posted a photo onto my facebook wall with Doreen Virtue’s Angel numbers. When I saw her post, it reaffirmed what I spoke about earlier and the path we are all on.


So what do we do now?

It is time to press the re-set button. If you have not already, it is important to start to build a sense of awareness and be extra mindful of our actions and our thoughts. Doing so will create the transition with greater ease. This is where we also learn how to use this energy.

Conquer fear with compassion, courage and love. The energies that are shifting are quite magnificent if you are listening to the calls of your soul. If you do not like how you are feeling or where you are at, then it is time to have more faith in your soul’s path and create the opposite energetically of what you have been doing. Your soul is crying out to you. Listen to your soul, not what society tells you to do.

In regards to our health, our bodies are designed to heal itself. However, we also have free will to ignore the body’s needs, abuse it, and allow it to get sick through bad decisions and poor lifestyle choices.  Let go of any resistance, past traumas, past pains and anything else that no longer serves us. Your unexplainable medical issues just be one of a spiritual nature. However, only you truly know for sure.

We are experiencing the ride of our lives. We have choices. Let’s choose to rock this world and enjoy the ride.

As always, I would love to hear about your experiences. Please leave your feedback as it helps me help you.  Have a blessed day.

With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
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 © 2015-2018 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.

Why Meditation

One of the most common reasons that people cite for wanting to learn meditation is to reduce stress.  Life is always going to be full of challenges, and a life without some turmoil is not only impossible but is also undesirable.

A considerable amount of research has shown that meditationhas benefits on mental & physical health, including a reduction inproneness to depression, an increase in emotional positivity, and an increasedability to deal with life’s inevitable stresses.

People often think of meditation as being nothing more thanrelaxation.  Meditation, however, not only involves relaxation (thecessation of unnecessary effort) but promotes mindfulness, which helps thestress-sufferer to recognize unhelpful patterns of thought that give rise to thestress response, and also involves the active cultivation of positive mentalstates such as loving-kindness, compassion, patience, and energy.

Each meditation group session is geared towards the needs ofthe individuals of the group itself.

“Meditation, It’s not what you think!”

With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
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Conquer Toxic Holiday Stress

By: Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, R.M.T., C.M.A.,
© 2010 All Rights Reserved.  A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only.

When we think of the holidays we smile with nostalgic visions of celebrations, roasting chestnuts, caroling, crackling fires, happy Cleaver-like families, and everything we asked for under the ‘ol Christmas tree. As much as the holidays bring love, holiday cheer, & family gatherings so do the winter blues, stress, anxiety, and especially the financial pressure to buy gifts, travel or entertain.  For many, the holidays are the hardest time of the year – emotionally, psychologically, financially, spiritually & physically.  With the economy and consumer confidence at its lowest point since the great depression, families are struggling more than ever with finding a healthy balance between work, home & personal needs. Welcome to one of the most stressful periods of the year and this year is bound to be one of the most stressful.  According to a 2006 survey by the American Psychological Association, 44%  of women and 31% of men report increased stress over the holidays.

Stress is different for everyone and what may be stressful for one person may not be stressful for another and stress appears in many different ways.  Stress is a growing epidemic taking a serious toll on our physical health, mental health, and spiritual health with the majority of Americans are living with moderate to high levels of stress according to the APA.  Stress that is not managed can have dire consequences without help and change.

According to a University of California at San Diego study from 1973-2001, deaths from heart disease peak in December and January with it spiking on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.1  Stress is linked to the top six leading causes of death and is another large contributing factor to “Merry Christmas Coronary” and the “Happy New Year Heart Attack”. “Although there can be many causes for a heart attack, stress during the holidays has become more frequently associated with a higher number of heart attack patients,” says Kelly Larkin, MD, emergency department medical director, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.2

Also the increase of depression and anxiety during the holidays as well. However, despite popular belief, the increase in suicides during the holidays is a myth according to Mayo Clinic.

There is no avoiding stress, but there ways to better manage your stress levels.   Oooooooook?  So how do we conquer this holiday stress?

First, in order to change the effects of your stress, you have to learn to recognize and identify when you’re feeling stressed and become more aware of  the signs, symptoms, and triggers. Your body tells you everything you need to know by sending you signs and signals.  Are you listening to them?

Some of the early signs of stress can include:

  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tension especially in your shoulders and neck
  • Headaches

Here are some statistics from the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2010 Survey*

  • Overweight Children report to be more likely to have trouble falling asleep (15%),  have headaches (15%), eating too much or too little (32%),  or feel angry and getting into fights (9%) than non-overweight children, which are often symptoms of stress.
  • Money (76%), work (70%) and the economy (65%) remain the most cited sources of stress for Americans during this time of  “Non” Depression.
  • Parents report similar sources of stress citing money (80% ), work (72%), and the economy (72%) as stressors, and 73% also report that family responsibilities.
  • “While the majority of parents don’t think their children are strongly affected by their stress, children report otherwise. Nearly three-quarters (69 percent) of parents say that their stress has only a slight or no impact on their children, yet 91 percent of children report they know their parent is stressed because they observe a multitude of behaviors, such as yelling, arguing and complaining.” *
  • The most common reason for not managing stress well enough is “too busy or not having enough time”.
  • “Two-fifths of adults reported overeating or eating unhealthy foods because of stress in the past month”.
  • One-third skipped a meal due to stress in the past month.
  • More than four in ten report laying awake at night in the past month.
  • “The most common physical symptoms of stress reported were irritability (45%), fatigue (41%) and lack of energy or motivation (38%).”

The next step is to choose a way to deal with your stress. For instance, no matter how dire your situation, find something positive in your life to focus on and find gratitude in that.  You can not change how someone treats you or what situations have been given to you, BUT you can choose how you react to them.  Another way, is avoidance. However, avoiding the event or thing that gives you stress is not always possible especially if that is family. So the better way is changing your thoughts and how you react to people, things or situations.

As you go through the holiday season pay attention to you – not the ego self, but the inner you!

Here are some tips for dealing with holiday stress:

  • You can’t change what you can not control.  So why worry? How is that going to make your situation better?
  • Identify your triggers.  Knowing what triggers your stress, gives you time to prepare and prevent toxic holiday stress from ruining your holidays.
  • Stay positive and try to see the good in every situation.
  • Eat a well balanced diet for your needs
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid toxins such as cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Avoid the foods that could be making you sick.
  • You can say NO. Do not over commit yourself and over schedule
  • Seek alternative therapies such as reiki, meditation, acupuncture or massage therapy.
  • Avoid conflict and try to resolve existing conflict the best you can.
  • See every adversity as a chance to grow, excel and be better than before.
  • Find a healthy outlet to reduce stress such as yoga, exercise, tai chi, painting, or hiking.
  • Find balance – Your mind, body, and spirit equally need relaxation and attention.
  • If you have health issues such as heart disease, don’t delay seeking medical attention. The delay in seeking medical attention is cited as one of the reasons for an increase in heart related deaths.

Check out a few upcoming events that can help keep you balanced, increase clarity, reduce stress, and bring more love, peace, and understanding to your life.  Meditation for instance has been clinically proven to reduce stress and is the oldest method for stress reduction around.

 With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
Spiritual MediumSpeakerHealer

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REFERENCES:

1.  Doctors Warn Against Holiday Heart Attack Spike; December 3, 2009;  Vanderbilt Medical Center 
2.  Take to Heart; Emergency Departments Prepare to See Higher Number of Heart Attacks on Christmas, New Year’s Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (December 21, 2009)  
Stress In America – 2010 Key Findings ;  2010 © American Psychological Association
Other References And More Information On Holiday Stress:  
How can Meditation Help with Stress? Laura Bonetzky-Joseph;  MedSpa New England; 2009
The “Merry Christmas Coronary” and “Happy New Year Heart Attack” Phenomenon; Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD; © 2004 American Heart Association, Inc.  
Stressful jobs may raise women’s heart attack risk, study finds; By Amanda Gardner, HealthDay Reporter; Nov 15, 2010
10 Tools for Dealing with Holiday Depression and Stress; Psychology Today; Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.; November 30, 2009 
Reduce stress, depression this holiday season; By Chris J. Minnick / For the Sun-News; Las Cruces Sun-News; 11/24/2010; 
Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping; Mayo Clinic Staff; Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; Oct. 20, 2009

© 2010-2014 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 MedSpa New England.  Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.