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Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick & Tired?

Are you tired of feeling crappy?  Have you been to doctor after doctor?  Have you been given the current catch phrase; you may have an auto-immune disease? Or worse, have you been given a diagnosis of Lyme’s, Graves, Hypo or Hyper Thyroid, worse yet, Cancer?

Or maybe it’s even more elusive, the doctors can’t seem to find a reason for your pain or discomfort.  You just don’t feel good, it may be allergies, it may be stress, but where do you begin?

Just yesterday I spoke to a man who asked, “what do you do”?  When I said I’m a Healer, Shaman and Medical Intuitive, he looked at me funny and said “So does that mean you can fix me?”  “Can you fix my wife?”  First, I had to admit it depends, and then ask what’s going on exactly.  He proceeds to explain that his wife’s migraine headaches are so bad she takes injections that cost $800 per injection and needs one in each leg.  Holy crap, that’s a nasty headache.  That is something no one should have to endure and yes, more than likely I can help.  But I can only help if she calls and sets up that first appointment, from there, she’ll know if its worth her time and effort.  The good thing, my session costs $120.00 and there’s no injection required.

Listen, the honest truth is all sickness starts at the beginning and many of us don’t want to do, the change your life routine.  We know what to eat, we know stress kills, but we keep going.  We have all the reasons to work HARD.  We have all the proof that if we just keep going, if we keep struggling, we will succeed. But, at what cost?  I hear you, and I totally get it.  I was a successful entrepreneur working several jobs trying to be an overnight success, have a family and remain sane.   I could barely walk when I found my way to health, and my healing process wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t cheap and it definitely wasn’t covered by insurance.  But thank you GOD, the doctors couldn’t find a reason for my complaints beyond Reflux and a few tumors on my colon during my colonoscopy/endoscopy that, at the time, were said to be pre-cancerous. That signaled the continuation of my search and the finding of my true gifts.

What I learned can be translated into helping you with your struggles.  Remember, if your searching for a way to feel better, or if you have a specific diagnosis, I can help. 

Auto-immune, let’s find out why you are fighting your own system.

Cancer, let’s keep you healthy while you’re getting treated with Chemo or a form of Radiation.  I can help you find out why you got sick in the first place, so that you can stay healthy.  Did you know many people who have cancer, get it again?  Why?  Because they only change while the treatment is happening and go back to “normal” once they are done.  I would like you to get healthy and stay healthy the first time.  Better yet, lets not get to the point of getting Cancer at all.

Lyme’s, antibiotics help but most doctors say “there is no real cure.”  I don’t believe that.  Body, Mind and Spirit, I would like to help you bring your entire system into balance.

These are just a few ways I can help you live a healthier, happier life.  Please call today, ask for Robin, 860-709-3903.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. Spirit of the Lotus is in Columbia CT.  Appointments can be made by calling 860-709-3903.

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Becoming a Healer

Becoming a good healer has been a life time of learning and years of classes, years of practice and a whole lot of listening.  And yes, there are times that those who need to learn, teach.  I love teaching and every time I do, I learn something, my understanding goes even deeper and I become more attuned. 

I am so grateful.

Many of you know I have a healing circle that meets every Monday evening at 6:30. This circle did not begin with me, years ago I was invited to join in from my yoga class.  I was already trained in several healing modalities, but decided I’d love to learn Reiki, another great opportunity to learn more.  That location was a favorite for many years, and then a dear friend brought it to her home and every Monday we would share and practice.  This was years before I had the honor of bringing it to my place.  All this to say, I truly believe it’s so important to practice and enhance your skills in a safe and sacred place.  This is why, against the advice of many who want to be in a circle of only the highest of skilled, I continue to invite those that are interested in learning as well as those who have recently been attuned.  We all need a place to start, a place to learn and amongst a circle of high energy healers of many modalities it can only enhance one’s abilities.  I understand the advise, the words of a wise women I know and love, “Would you take your Mercedes to a Volkswagen mechanic?” I get it. I’m very careful who I let treat me. I also know those around me that can help if I get in over my head as well as those who know modalities that my clients and friends may benefit from.

 I had the honor of being at a Holistic Fair this weekend, as a participant and was surprised to see so many 1 & 2 level Reiki trained people practicing as professionals and as much as I know some people are extremely talented with very little training, I struggle with wishing more people would take more time to really enhance their skills before offering them to the public.  Why? I wonder how many people paid to get a treatment and didn’t really feel the full blown benefit of it and became disappointed, perhaps wondering….what’s all the hype?  Is there a possibility that as those who have spent their lives learning no longer participate, and those who have only just begun, become the known spokes people, will the masses want to learn or will it continue to be just for the few who take the time to search out the truly talented?

It’s true, I’d love to have many more truly talented wisdom keepers at my circle to encourage and help teach those just beginning, but we as a group have touched many and will continue to.

Please, if your interested in learning, I would love to introduce you to the world of healers, and if your comfortable with my energy, I’d appreciate the opportunity to teach you Reiki and to encourage you to practice and to continue to learn many other modalities.  If not, at the very least, I would like you to ask:

How long have you been actually doing Reiki for others?

How long have you been teaching? 

If you are looking for a practitioner, ask them for their qualifications.  Ask them, how many years have you been practicing?  We all have to begin somewhere, that’s true, but begin with those who know you’re a beginner. For my IMT training over and above my years of training and college courses, I was required to do 1000 hours of treatment and get 1000 hours of treatment to become certified.  For each class in Shaman school I treated 12 volunteers and wrote up 3 case studies.   If you’re new, tell people your new, please do not lead people to believe you are just as skilled as those true wisdom keepers because some of the searchers truly need help.

I am creating a class for subconscious communication which will be held in June. Pre-requisite is minimum reiki 1 & 2 and Advanced.  I will also be teaching Reiki 1 & 2 as well as Advanced Reiki in May.  Please watch my events page for dates and times.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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More Than Wanting, Faith.

It’s very difficult to help someone heal when they are so convinced of their illness. Have you noticed this in yourself, perhaps recognized it in the people around you, when they are convinced of what they have, as if a proud ownership, the conviction of their sentence of illness can sometimes actually manifest it deeper into the body, make it far more difficult to heal. On some occasions the very illness that is disliked is removed but in the moment of conviction, in the moment of explaining, of convincing we draw it back to us. Is it habitual? Is it the ability to research all of the symptoms, all of the advances, everything that we can find out, does it allow us to actually manifest it more or does it really help?
I wonder.
Our bodies are magnificent creations, they do so much without us having to even contemplate it. Breath, calculate, digest, amazing isn’t it. The human body, it listens as well. What is your daily commentary? What does your body hear you say day after day.
But, does it discriminate? Does it know the difference between a prayer for healing, verses a listing of ailments?
I wonder.
Think about the very act of knowing just how sick you are. Think about the damage done when a diagnosis is given, clean and clear with no hope.
Is it possible for some to own an illness as much as another owns success?
I’ve seen it, it hurts my heart to feel that much conviction.
Please, recognize the truth of the genius that you are. Thoughts are things.
Love your body & every cell that makes you, you, smart, creative, genius and special. Own your ability to heal, own your health rather than what you think is wrong. Have faith.
Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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Distractions

I wonder at the countless ways I can find to distract myself from the very things I say are so important to me. I remember thinking about all the time I would have once I was “retired”. Thank you very much universe for allowing me early retirement, because it looks like I will need many years of learning how to stop…..stop being distracted by so much that means so little. Patterns, habits whatever name is currently popular for all the time and ways I am wasting time. Is it a waste? Only I know for sure….I am the only one judging me, everyone else is far too busy to even notice.
I thought, I will give myself time.
What time, where did it go, how did I use it? What did I learn, contribute, do? I catch myself chuckling.
I read, I wasted my time watching Hallmark and Netflix I searched Facebook for scraps of wisdom and comedy, I even napped, rested, rejuvenated my being. How many ways can I find to distract myself? Apparently, many ways, very few that add to my health and wellbeing. Funny, though, when I was working full time, full time times 2, I still had the time to be distracted, even while contemplating the time I would have in the future to have the time I was dreaming of. Being distracted can be another full time job. If I was not distracted, how would I be focused? On what would I be focused? Great question.
If you were not distracted, what would you be focused on? Could you, perhaps find the time now to focus? I’d suggest that rather than dreaming of a time in the future, when you will have the time, to focus rather than dreaming on the future….because one never knows just how good the distractions will be in the future.
Be focused,
Be Well,
Be Love

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Hindsight the Greatest Gift

How many times can you look back and see that some of your greatest gifts were found after a time of struggle? We find a mentor, a teacher or a way of coping that can turn us in a direction that becomes a life calling, a lifting of our soul in ways we could have never imagined.

For me personally it was my brokenness. The pain my body felt became the impetus to learning. I searched for a remedy for the pain. The medical model of doctors and X rays and medication, thank god, could not find a solution to the pain I was feeling, so I continued to look, to complain, to reach out for help and a solution.

I was willing to try just about anything…. Like many of my clients, I found myself doubting myself, doubting the need to feel better, hearing again and again, its just the aging process get used to it. We (the doctor) do not see anything of concern, among some of the nicer ways of turning away a patient.

I remember the person I worked with said “its a good thing I worked with you before I looked at the X rays and test results.” Having worked with you I could see there was an issue, a physical issue that could not be faked, even though I can not see proof of the damage with the tests. The tests look fine. But….having worked with you, I can see it, feel it and will work to heal it.

My symptom was a problem and pain when walking, and movement was restricted, to the point that I would often cry out in pain with the simplest of motion. It was embarrassing, it even became an excuse to put distance in my relationship, from both sides. What I found though was almost unbelievable. My range of motion issue, my lack of movement, my pain, was not “just” physical, it was also emotional. All this was compounded by recent loses of my mom to cancer and my dad two years later to a severe fall after surviving Cancer 18 years prior, to a step mother who died one year later because after being told she would die if she began smoking again….picked up a cigarette and didn’t stop smoking until she was no longer with us. Fear and sadness filled my being even as I filled my heart with love of my son, love of the family still with me, love and encouragement of friends. Even a thriving business couldn’t obliterate the feelings of loss, the feelings of fear, afraid of walking the same path.

But, thankfully, I took the time for me. I took the time and spent the money to heal even when I could not see the results, yet.

Today, I can and do freely admit out loud many times a week, perhaps a day somedays, that the gift of that pain, that suffering and disappointment was to introduce me to a healing modality that I continue to use on a daily basis, for myself and for my clients. That search, brought me learning. That search opened doors to teachers, modalities and remembrance of skills within yet uncovered. In hindsight, I can see without the pain I would never have found my gift as a healer, intuitive and teacher.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer. 00

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Subconscious Communication

When I work with a client I do a number of diagnostics. I ask the client, what is the main objective to your coming to me for treatment? There may be one specific issue, or there could be several. Perhaps the issue is back pain, a diagnosed heart issue, digestive problems or a host of other issues. On the surface it most often appears to be physical, sometimes the client has some knowledge of emotional issues, stress, trauma and deeper issues that may or may not make sense to connect. To me, its really rare if physical issues are not an outward symptom of an emotional issue.

I then do a physical diagnostic to see where the body sends me.

Once I feel the need to amp up the energy work, I go deeper into myself, a type of meditative state, so quiet that I can ask the body, what do you need? Subconsciously I will ask, when did this issue begin? I will age it, determine a who or what, and whether or not the client needs to know. If they do not need to know, I will instruct the body to release or dissolve the blockage and move on. If they do need to know, I will bring it to their attention and begin to work with the client to make sense of it, reframe it, or sometimes even just becoming aware of it is enough.

Unfinished business effects us daily, in our lives, some is unfinished work from today, some is from when you were 5, 10 or even 45, it varies from client to client. But, what I know for sure, is that everyone has had trauma. They have had things that have happened that they could not understand, did not deal with and stuffed or ignored. Unfinished business has a tendency to find ways to manifest issues to bring it up in an effort to let it go.

Do you have unfinished business?

Did you have a trauma, so hurtful that you ate a box of ice cream rather than face it head on?

Perhaps together we can make sense of old issues, creating current pain and suffering.


Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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Conflict & Chaos

I notice that people in general are extremely aware of everything they do not like, from how to fold the laundry to how we raise our children. It seems we are so focused on what we want made better, that we forget to notice all the things that make our lives amazing. We pick one thing as proof of lack and the focus becomes laser accurate, the grade to our happiness.

The problem with proving our lack or inaccuracy of thought is being in a space of inadequacy. However, rather than perpetuate growth and learning, it pushes us away. Like the parent who’s child gets a B in a difficult class, the parent, rather than congratulating, scolds the child for the lack of an A. How does that child feel? Encouraged? Or Shamed?

Why do so many believe that a relationship can get even better if we constantly point out each others faults? Constantly demanding the other meld to a required behavior rather than appreciating the effort?

Pointing out someone’s faults creates an energy that is weak and debilitating. Appreciation of our strengths and verbally acknowledging our courage enhances our energy and creates room for expansion.

Relationships can be enhanced with the continued learning of communication skills. For example my favorite is: I feel ….. when I hear …. rather than the common, You make me…. . or I feel ….. when I see this behavior…… and then there is a mirroring back of the words so that the person knows you’ve actually heard what they’ve said. Accusations put the accused into a space of needing to justify, prove or flee. If there is a behavior that you really want to see, I’d encourage a kindly worded suggestion with clear instruction. Then when your request is taken and used a healthy dose of gratitude will only encourage this to continue.

We all have habits and ways of living that we’ve had our entire life. Some learned from the homes of our youth, others found as we grew. Some of our current habits are even those that we began in rebellion of the strict requirements of our youth. Many we do without thought and a suggestion to make our tasks easier is welcome. A demand with degrading comment of slovenly behavior, not so much….

One of the greatest exercises I was tasked to take, was of daily gratitude. Then more specifically, to find specific things, ways, habits, behaviors that I appreciated in a friend or family member. This, I admit, was not as easy as I thought it should be. I too, was and sometimes continue to be focused on what I don’t like rather than what I do like. Shifting to a higher vibration, a higher consciousness does the heart and relationship good….

Think about it, will you?

Hugs

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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Becoming More Positive

Everyday I hear and see people who are desperately trying to be much more positive, in their lives, in relationship, at work and at school. What makes this pattern so difficult to shift? Why is it so easy to be negative?

As a healer, mentor and coach I know that a life lived with positive dialog is much more enjoyable to living with negative self talk….but why? When we are negative, say, we respond in a conversation with a negative response, eye roll or snide remark, our brain reacts. Specifically the amygdala tells our adrenals to create Cortisol, the hormone of stress and fear. Cortisol is linked to everything from fat to memory loss, it actually breaks down muscle and bone. It’s extremely important when there’s an emergency, house on fire, car accident, being chased by a man eating tiger, you get the idea. But, when it is a daily dose of Cortisol because of emotional abuse internally or externally driven, then it’s dangerous.

Cortisol is a stimulant and as such it’s extremely addictive. When the stress is from brow beating a spouse or co-worker it may cause enough pleasure to become addictive. To the abused it causes pain, fear and when repeated again and again the reaction producing the Cortisol is dangerous to the health. To the abuser the reaction causes the production of Cortisol, because of feeling threatened, fearful or stress. Did you know that negative relationships have a much higher risk of cardiac issues. Think about this whole thing for a moment. If you’re in a relationship that is unhappy and the responses are negative. The body is producing Cortisol, the hormone that can destroy muscle, what is the most important muscle? The heart. Without a healthy heart nothing functions optimally.

That said, where there is Cortisol there are no Endorphins.

Endorphins are healthy hormones that can help heal the body. Endorphins are the rush from our senses such as during or after heavy exercise, and passionate sex.

It’s my personal opinion that great sex is more fun than landing the perfect snide comeback.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus, a healer, Shaman and medical intuitive. For more information or to book an appointment, call 860-709-3903


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Healing Me with Time

I have been struggling with my morning routine, especially since the true on set of cold winter weather. I find myself wanting to leisurely enjoy my morning moments in the warmth of my blankets, not wanting to place my feet on the floor of my cold room. My room 62 degrees, preferring blankets to warm air, preferring blankets to the cost of oil, perhaps more like it. Perhaps loving the blankets because if I get up, my day has begun as well as the excuses I create for not doing, doing what?

How do I bring back the routine of yoga? How do I substitute my distractions with the routines that will nourish my soul? Can I put down my cell phone? Can I delay my coffee or even exchange it for water?

I gave myself a year….

I said to me…. Robin, you deserve the time to rest, to rejuvenate, to find out who you are.

Who am I? Who am I now that I am not the mother of a young child? Who am I now that I am not a wife? Who am I now that I am ? Who am I over 50? Who am I, now that I do not own the first business that I created? Who am I in the eyes of those who see me? Who am I now that I admit that I am a healer, if only part time while I explore? Who am I now, that I can be anything I choose?

It’s been 8 months, since my obligations of work were no longer. Four years since I decided to be single. I have witnessed within me transformations that are minor and those that are extreme. I have tried to continue moving and working and filling every moment in an effort to avoid feeling. This seemed to work until I became sick. Sick enough that I had to stop moving, I had to stop working and filling my moments, enough so that I could feel. Oh dear God, I have to admit that feeling is one of the scariest things I have been forced to do for myself. How is it I can feel the pain of others and use it to help them heal, in yet, feeling my own pain was overwhelming? I know intellectually and thru my healing arts that there can be a payoff for illness. My payoff was forced by the universe to become intimately aware of me. I felt fear that I never knew could over take me so completely. I have felt grief so deeply I wondered if it would stop. I felt alone. I felt abandoned. I was and sometimes still am afraid.

I wanted desperately to have a relationship. The perfect love life to sustain and combat the fear. I believe deep down, somewhere I had convinced myself that if someone wanted me, accepted me, held me and told me everything would be perfect, that I would know that everything I did, the choices I made would be the right ones. They would ultimately prove that I was right.

I was lucky, of course the verdict is still out, I did not get that perfect relationship. I did not get swept off my feet and rescued or re-assured. What I got was time. What I received was the gift of being alone, even though forced, alone enough so that today I see….hey, I’m enjoying this moment. I am enjoying choosing exactly what I want to do or to do nothing.

I began seeing this pattern a few months ago. I wondered to myself and out loud to a few dear friends….is it possible the universe if forcing me to take the time? Then as I spoke to a dear friend just a day or two ago I caught myself saying….If I had jumped into a relationship earlier it would have been out of fear….fear of being alone more than out of love. But now, now that I am beginning to see me and learn the “who is Robin” answers. Now I know that I will be going into a relationship whole, going into it from a place of love rather than need. And that is huge…..

Oh, don’t worry, I know I still have a lot to learn…. I’m not taking that leap, yet. Oh lord, but at some point I pray the universe deems me ready and gives me that opportunity.

Hugs!!

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus, she works with individuals as a Shaman, a healer and a medical intuitive as well as a Reiki Master Teacher and Soul Coach(R) just to mention a few of her credentials.

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Reminded by the Wind

It’s Saturday morning and the wind sounds as though it will blow my home off it’s foundation. As I listen, I ask for gentleness from the power of the wind, I ask for strength against the buffering upon the walls and windows but most of all I ask for kindness and a warm heart felt prayer for everyone who is homeless and cold.

I am reminded by the sound of the wind that I am safe. I am grateful that I have a home and the means to afford it. I have a room full of lush green plants and a warm cup of coffee sweetened with honey. I am home. Thank you God.

I am reminded by the wind, that I am so very fortunate to have a safe place. A place to work, a place to create and a place to love and the precious moments to appreciate it. The precious time to be grateful for my freedom. The little things, that I could just take for granted, the phone call, the warmth of a shower, the watering of my plants. One of my clients noted that I had so many new trees as she removed her coat. I looked at them and said yes….I bought several for $2 and $4 each after the Christmas Holiday, excited that just a few days earlier they were priced at $20 and sold as gifts for Christmas. Yes, they were perfect to add to my collection of green in the sunshine filled room. My sanctuary in the wind.

What are you grateful for? Do you have the time, to take stock of all your fortunate to have? Do you breath it in or just work until you’re so drained you wonder why? Have you created the sanctuary that you deserve? Are you living the life you could only imagine? How could it be improved?