Category: Self Improvement

Choose your Self to Heal your Self

Most likely we all experienced this to a certain extent, living towards other’s expectations.

But does living towards other’s expectations or satisfying others makes You happy? No, it doesn’t.

It doesn’t make you happy, as you can’t live your True Self when you always try to satisfy others.

Actually it gives you inner stress and frustration, even though you might sometimes think it doesn’t. As you might not always be aware of it. It only comes to the surface now and then, when you try to think or analize why you feel this way.

The only way to Heal your Self is to choose for your Self, to choose for You, and what You want, and How you want things in your life.

Otherwise basically other people are controlling Your life. And you don’t have to allow that, you Should not allow that.

People Pleasing will never give You any satisfaction or the True Happiness you want in life. People Pleasing is exhausting! It exhausts your Soul as you give, and give and give. Your Soul gets drained, and then you start to feel it in your Physical as well.

If you recognise this, then start to choose for You. As you know perfectly well what is right for you, and what You want. You don’t need other people to tell you that.

Start to Heal your Self, choose for You and make You priority in Your life!

Angelique ღ

Valentine Self Love

Valentine’s Day is a day where we show our Love for our partner, husband, wife or even a family member or a good friend.

But what about your Self?

Self Love is one of the most important form of Love. As you can only truly share Love, in a genuine and Unconditional way, when you are able to Love your Self.

Self Love

You can’t share or give what you don’t have. So that works the same with Love. And you deserve to be loved by You!

Self Love comes together with acceptance. Acceptance for Who you truly are, how you look, how you do things, what you do and what doesn’t belong to you or suits you.

Self Love is not always easy as there is a lot of pressure from society, about how you should look, how you should do things, how successful you need to be, what you should have in material things….

It can be a hard way to walk away from all these expectations, but it’s not impossible. When you are able to truly accept You for being You, it’s actually very Healing. It gives a feeling of freedom as you don’t “have” to live anymore according other’s expectations, but just be You, your Natural You, your True Self.

So for Valentine’s Day, especially when you are single or don’t have a special loved one around you, do something for You.

Get yourself a bunch of Flowers or some Chocolate, go out for a nice meal or get something nice to eat at home, take a nice bath with some candles, go out and watch a movie or pick a nice one at home…..

Do something what you like, what you Love, what makes you feel good!

As Valentine’s Day is all about Love, extra attention for Love, so don’t forget your Self.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

Angelique ღ

New Year, New Beginnings!

I wish for you to manifest all your Wishes and Dreams, much Health, Love, Abundance and Joy for 2019!

2018 was for me a year with a lot of challenges that I needed to overcome, lots of waves to ride, but I did it! I managed to create a calm sea for my Self again as I decided to Let Go of things and people that no longer had a place in my Life and on my Journey. I can look back on 2018 as a year of challenges, but also a year of teachings and lessons, and I am Very Grateful for that as it’s all part of growing and self development.

2019 will be an exciting year! From the end of January I will start with a 12 months training to become a Shamanic Healing Practitioner. Beside Reiki Healing and Herbalism I will also be able to provide this by the end of this year. I love the feeling to be able to combine Healing practices with Herbal Medicine and Remedies.

Shamanic Healing is very intensive but very effective. For example it contains Soul Retrieval, Shamanic Journeying, Plant Medicine, using Rituals and Tools, Soul Loss, Power Retrieval, Cutting Cords and Release, Shamanic Surgery, Energy Field rebuilding, Cleansing, Protection and much more.

I am very excited to start as Shamanic Healing is not something you just decide to do, it’s a Calling. For me it’s all about helping People, Nature, Mother Earth and Animals. All I can do to provide my piece of contribution to Healing Humanity and the World. For me personally it’s my Soul Mission, my Life Purpose.

I will try to keep up with blog posts so you can follow this year my Journey towards becoming a Shamanic Healing Practitioner. Once graduated I will of course start providing sessions for clients.

I hope that you also have something to look forward to, or that you maybe have planned something for your Self to enrich your Life, I would love to hear about it!

Create a Wonderful Year for your Self and your Love Ones, and get the most out of it!

With Love,

Angelique ღ

Letting Go is Healing

How often do you hold on to things, for too long, and later on realise that it’s only causing you more harm, stress and anxiety than needed? We’ve all been there and it’s not always easy to deal with.

Though “Letting Go” is a very important part when it comes to Healing. When you hold on to for example Anger, Sadness, Doubt, Fear, Insecurity, Jealousy and Stress, it creates stress and anxiety not only in your physical body but also in your energetic body.

Maybe you already are aware of the fact that illnesses are created in your energetic body first, before they hit the physical body. So if we hold on too much and too long of negative energies that basically don’t really serve us well, we can create physical issues.

Once it reached the physical body, it’s much harder to clear and cleanse the negative energies as then it needs to be removed from the physical body first and then throught the energetic body. So we do ourselves well by releasing these negative energies as soon as possible, so Before it hits our physical body.

Letting Go is basically accepting and not giving it anymore attention or energy so you don’t “feed” the negative energies, but basically let them desolve and replace for positive energies.

Not giving attention to it anymore can already be done by not keeping it in your mind any longer, as our Mind can create strong energies within ourselves and body, either negative or positive. So what would you prefer to set your intentions to? Don’t underestimate the Power of the Mind.

Using Positive Affirmations do really help to change your Mindset into a more Positive Mindset, and so does Meditation and sessions of Energy Healing or even Hypno Therapy.

Holding on too much stress and anxiety can literally make you physically ill, and it’s not worth it. You can’t change the Past and you don’t know yet what the Future will bring, so if you are able to live in The Now then there is no space for stress and anxiety as this mainly exists from worries and fear.

Use your internal power to Heal your Self by Letting Go of situations you can’t control, or situations that no longer serve you, or people that no longer should be in your life.

Letting Go is Healing your Self, Letting Go is taking control over your own Life and not let Life, people or situations control You.

Angelique ღ

Healing Facts of Herbs

Still a lot of people wonder if Herbs and Spices are actually working. I can say from my personal experience, “yes they do work”. It’s been since ages ago that the healing properties of herbs are written in texts and documents, and Herbalists these days study and research this to get the best healing benefits from it and to be able to help people in the best tailored way.

Herbs strengthen digestion:  

Most chronic disease starts with poor digestion. Many culinairy herbs have been used for thousands of years, not only for the good taste but also to help with digestion. More than often people have had poor digestion for so long that they assume it’s a natural part of life. Herbs and spices can help strengthen the digestion and often people experience that other complaints disappear.

The following symptoms are related with poor digestion: bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, nausea, poor appetite, recurring diarrhea and ulcers.

Digestion

Herbs are high in anti-oxidants: 

Anti-oxidants are an important key to limiting the damage done to the body by oxidative stress, which has been linked to heart disease, liver problems, arthritis, premature skin ageing and eye damage. It occurs when the body is overloaded with free radicals. The formation of free radicals is a natural part of living but can be dramatically increased by stress, eating processed foods, consuming overheated oils, breathing air pollutants or cigarette smoke, being sleep deprived or eat charred meats. To minimise oxidative stress, it’s important to limit these negative influences and regularly include high anti-oxidant foods, such as Herbs and Spices in your meals.

Fresh local foods and herbs

Herbs support the nervous system:

We live in quite a stressed culture, people are always “busy” when you ask them how they are doing. Excessive stress is so common these days that it almost seems “normal” to start your day with little sleep and be rushed, overworked and overcommitted. Our bodies are more and more showing the effects of constant exposure to chronic stress.

Chronic stress has been linked to six leading causes of death: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

Herbs will not let you run on no sleep, rushing from activity to activity on your busy schedule and to-do list, but herbs ans spices can help us modulate the negative effects of stress. They can help shift us from the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system to the sleep at night and reduce levels of anxiety during the day. In combination with fresh local food they offer us high amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed to support our nervous system, and so our mental health as well.

Anxiety

Herbs are anti-microbial:

Some herbs and spices offer a powerful defence against pathogenic bacteria. As a bacteria have evolved, they’ve adapted to the pharmaceutical antibiotics we use. After decades of overuse of antibiotics, more and more bacteria no longer respond to treatment using antibiotics, people get antibiotic-resistant.

Plants have been changing and evolving with bacteria for millennia, they have a very complex system that may make it harder for pathogens to adapt to them.

Although it can be necessary to use pharmaceutical antibiotic for certain conditions, doing so can have a far-reaching negative effects, particularly on our gut flora, which is the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Pharmaceutical antibiotics act by wiping out all bacteria, even the beneficial ones. Antibiotic after all means “anti-life”.

Spices can be strongly anti microbial without being “anti-life”, instead of “knocking out” everyting they come in contact with, plants can be chosen for the specific type of infection. Plants can also be very effective against viruses and fungal infections. Herbs can go beyond simply “killing” a pathogen and also support the ecosystem of the body, they can restore integrity to mucous membranes and support healthy gut flora.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs support the immune system:

Herbs can reinforce our health during times of infection by strengthening or modulating our body’s own immune system, which is our best defence against pathogens that leas to illness.

Immune system dysfunction can increase our risk of infection and is also implicated in cancer, autoimmune disorders and seasonal allergies.

Herbs and spices aid your health in myriad ways including strengthening your digestion, supporting your immune system and awakening your senses and bringin joy to your life.

To get the most benefits from herbs you’ll want to use them every day in good amounts, not just sprinkling a little bit of herbs and spices into your foods but rather using it as an opportunity to get an abundance of herbs into your life as a powerful way to bolster your health.

This is food as Medicine at its’ best!

Great immune system, great health!

Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret