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Initiation

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Initiation is similar to when we were born. I imagine being born isn’t that fun and it is probably just as painful for the baby in some way as it is for the mother. The baby is leaving the warm, peaceful waters of the womb and is now being squeezed and push through the birth canal. It can take hours, and sometimes days, before they are born.

Personal initiation has the same quality. It is life changing and you are birthing a new you. I know from experience what it is like. You are moved way out of your comfort zone, your peaceful womb called life as you know it, and thrown into the birth canal.

You are squeezed, pushed and pulled to you limit to the point you want to quit to make it go away. You get a break and then another contraction happens. And another, and another. It seems like it takes forever and it will never end.

My contractions are closer together now. Some days are intense. I hope this means my new birth is eminent and expansion into my new life is near.

 

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The Hype About CBD Oil.

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In the past year CBD oil has become a hot topic as a health and wellness product. I have been watching this trend closely and have even tried CBD oil.

As the CBD oil market continues to grow, more and more products are being sold online or in your local health food stores. You see signs in front of salons, spas, smoke shops and health food stores everywhere. So how do you know which one to choose? You can buy it cheap or expensive. As is always true, you get what you pay for.

Where should you buy CBD oils? To separate the highest quality products from the rest, look for one that has a certificate of analysis, or COA. This means that the manufacturer tests the product for contaminants, and it meets lab standards.

But it also requires research before making a purchase. Because the cannabis plant readily absorbs pesticides, heavy metals and other chemicals that are in the soil and water. It is important that cannabis plants are frequently tested while they are growing. When you are shopping for CBD oil, look for products that have been tested for contaminants and for CBD vs. THC levels. Look for a product that is organic and pesticide free.

The list of benefits for using CBD oil is long.  Why is CBD oil so helpful for the body?Research shows that CBD products are actually helpful at reducing many ailments. Emerging research shows that each of these ailments may be related to dysregulation of the endocannabinoid system, also known as ECS. This is a system that most of us haven’t even heard of.  It’s not as familiar to us as the cardiovascular or immune system, but is a critical component of the human body.

According to The Wellness Mamma:

“The endocannabinoid system is possibly one of the most fascinating systems in the body. It was discovered through researching the effects of cannabis on the body. In fact, this amazing system that regulates the body’s internal balance got its name from the cannabis plant that made its discovery possible.

The endocannabinoid system is made up of endocannabinoids and their receptors. These are found everywhere in the body from the brain and other organs to glands and immune cells. The endocannabinoid system works differently in different parts of the body but the end goal is homeostasis (internal balance).”

So, there is an actual system in the body that benefits from cannabinol, wow!

CBD oils are the most potent and unprocessed form of cannabidiol. CBD oil is removed directly from the flowers, stalks and seeds of the hemp plant during the extraction process. The most effective CBD oils are full spectrum, which means that they include all compounds found naturally in the plant, including the cannabinoids,  terpenes and essential oils.

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There are many articles written about the benefits of CBD that you can research on your own.

Here is the CBD I use:

It is called Allur, which stands for All You Are, by a company called By Dzyne

From their website:

ALLUR is a high quality, whole-plant hemp extract containing naturally occurring cannabinoids. It is made from 100% organic, non-GMO ingredients. ALLUR was created by using a proprietary genetic strain of hemp that was carefully bred and cultivated over seven years to achieve a specific chemotypic profile.

“What makes ALLUR so unique? We ensure the highest levels of quality and consistency in the industry. ALLUR is a whole-plant extract containing a variety of naturally occurring chemical compounds in addition to CBD.

Research has shown that these components of the cannabis plant, working in synergy, exert a substantially greater therapeutic effect than any single compound alone. This concept is known as “the entourage effect”.

Over seven years have gone into breeding our proprietary strains of hemp to contain the specific ratios of cannabinoids and terpenoids that are found only in ALLUR.

ALLUR is considered a hemp product and its primary ingredient is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD has been shown to provide numerous therapeutic and preventative benefits without causing the high that users typically associate with cannabis.

ALLUR does not contain any trace amounts of THC (0.0% lab certified) and users will not experience any psychoactive effects.”

Purchase this high quality, full spectrum, lab tested and certified CBD which is 1000 mg at ByDzyne

 

 

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The World is Waiting for the Authentic You.

Be your authentic self and share your gifts

Unleashing My wild creativity!

Let the world see who you truly are. There is NO ONE else like you. There is no one to compete with or compare yourself to. Share the gift that only you can share.

It all comes down to self love. Once we truly love ourselves life gets easier and we can shine and share our authentic self.

I mean truly love ourselves not just give lip service to it. Oh it’s easy to say, “ Sure, I love myself” but saying it and really feeling it deep within and believing it are two different things.

Can you love yourself when you “screw up”?
Can you love yourself when you are sick and really need your love?
Can you love yourself when you feel alone?
Can you love yourself when you can’t pay your bills?
Can you love yourself when your world seems to be falling apart.

Loving your shouldn’t…

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April 20, 2019 · 7:18 am

Third Anniversary of Heart Attack

 

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Three years ago today, on the Equinox, I had the first of three heart attacks, that resulted in my having open heart surgery.  This first heart attack lead me on an amazing journey home to my heart. I painted this painting to celebrate the anniversary and my healthy ❤️

Early in the morning, three years ago, I had a dream that was a sacred ceremony in which the six pointed star was placed in my heart and the Vesica Pisces was placed in my womb. Both of these are symbols of balancing the Masculine and Feminine energies. So is the Equinox. I woke up knowing something powerful had just happened. That evening I had the heart attack.

I was blindsided. Soul contracts are like that!

That began a 2 1/2 year journey of self discovery, where I found out what I was capable of doing under extreme pressure. It showed me what I was truly made of and that I could endure the worst and become my best. It showed me my mortality and highlighted my desire to live❤️

This journey brought me back to my heart, which is the source of my wisdom. I know what my heart desires and what it doesn’t. It brought me back to my purpose, which is to share my love and deep wisdom through my art and I am committed and dedicated to that purpose now more than ever. No more distractions.

My heart is open. It is tender, sensitive and knowing as well as strong, wise and healthy. I am at home in my heart.

Thank you for witnessing my process, loving me through it, shoring me up when I needed it and showing me the importance of surrounding yourself with a community of care.

Sharing this journey was the most vulnerable thing I have done and not easy, but it felt important.

That chapter is done and I am onto a new chapter.

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I Think the term “social media “ confused me.

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I have been having a dialogue on Facebook about whether to share authentic experience or not. It was a genuine inquiry I was having with myself because part of me felt it wasn’t working. I often get a lot of comments, Hearts and thumbs ups on some of my post so it wasn’t about not being seen. I am starting to see what might have been coming up for me whempn I wrote this blog about how I did Facebook in general.  It all started with this series of questions and a rich dialogue insued.

“I am questioning my choice to be authentic on social media and in my writing. Does it really matter, does it really have value, does it make a difference, does it just create distance and misunderstanding, does it just create a reason for people to judge, is it worth me being uncomfortable and courageous because it might help someone or is it best to keep my true experiences to myself?

Until I figure that out, this will be my last post for a while.

It is me questioning if there is value to being authentic in this medium and in my writing, which I put a lot of time and effort into,in hopes of inspiring and encouraging. “

I wasn’t really angry or making someone wrong or saying I was wrong, it was a genuine inquiry about was the way I was posting working, because I was feeling that it wasn’t.

The dialogue that came from this post and a subsequent post was rich, informative and was helping me get clarity in interesting ways. But a couple of things were confusing to me.

Suggestions to re-evaluate my thinking weren’t landing right, nor were suggested techniques for going deeper within my self. A handful of people suggested that I wouldn’t be having these questions if I just “write for myself and don’t worry about what people think”.  One person even put it in all caps so I wouldn’t miss it.

I couldn’t stop thinking about the point of writing. Isn’t the point of writing and painting to communicate something to the world?

When I write I am having a dialogue with you, I am not just talking to myself. To me it is different than writing a newspaper article, which isn’t a written dialogue, it is a one sided sharing of facts.

When I write I feel like I am with you, like we are out to coffee connecting and my post is part of the dialogue. I don’t go out to coffee with someone to have a conversation with myself. I could stay home and do that. When I write on Facebook is a conversation with you, the person reading what I wrote.  I don’t see my posts as a diary where I am writing to me for myself.  It’s a real, conversation with real live people. My heart and soul desire real interaction.

My life has always been about creativity, imagination, the supernatural and expressing from that space, to make connections with my fellow human beings.  I am a deep person and I realize now that might be at issue here too.

I am not one to share what other people write without adding my one thoughts and understanding to it. I might find a quote and use it as a jumping off point or to reinforce the thought I am sharing.  My process goes like this…I am having a curious thought about something or I just had an experience and I think I will share it with my friends because it might spark something in them that they can relate to. Depending on what it is, I think sharing it might be helpful to someone as well. (Some might see this as an ulterior motive, I guess). At any rate I think it might be an interesting thing to have a conversation about so I post it on my Facebook page.

I feel like there is a richness that happens when we share our experiences with each other. It’s a co-creative process. We aren’t separate, we are having a human experience together. I feel like the conversation is about us. This is the same way I write when I right books.

I don’t know if it works this way for everyone or if this is just the way a creative mind works. I think we are on earth to experience the richness of human connection, to share with each other, and learn from each other. We feel less separate. The only way I know how to do that is through dialogue and interaction. Social media allows us to do that even if we are thousands of miles away. I don’t feel the distance though, I feel like we’re are just across the table from each other, sharing coffee.

Just like any interaction there are an array of feelings that come up, some we like and some are less pleasant, but none of them means someone is wrong or that I don’t love myself enough, because if I did I wouldn’t have negative feelings.

I get it that it is less likely that I would bring up feelings if I just wrote for myself.  The truth is if I just wrote for myself, I would see no reason in posting it on my Facebook page.

So is Social Media, just another media outlet or is it a place to be social?

 

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