October 2019 Blog and the theme is Exploration

Photo by RB Lasher 9.24.19

Photo by RB Lasher 9.24.19

The RHC blog is delayed this month because I just returned from a magical vacation in Arizona where I was in Sedona and the Grand Canyon with wonderful friends and my fellow healer Betty Sue Hanson who will be teaching Reiki 1 on 10/13 at Rose Healing.

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That trip helped to inform our theme this month of “Exploration”. Sometimes it can feel like so much effort to travel and yet in the end it is always worth it to me. For this trip, I had to really embody the Brene Brown quote “Today I choose courage over comfort” .   I have a fear of ledges – not necessarily heights as much as ledges so the Grand Canyon is probably one of the scariest places on earth for me. But also the most magical.   Another great image below from the Grand Canyon. This dog was way braver than me!

The main image above - two ravens, one male – one female landed on the tree branches on the edge of canyon just a foot away from me. I knew it was a message not only for me but also for you my friends.  So when I returned I looked up the spiritual meaning of Ravens appearing in your life. The following is partially from Ted Andrews Book “Animal Speak”:

“Ravens symbolizes the cosmic forces that are at work in your life and that you can achieve your vision with the power of your imagination.  It is a time of spiritual rebirth a message that a transformation will be taking place soon.  Raven also symbolizes recovery and healing a time to let go of unhealthy habits. This part of the insight about Raven made me really laugh.  The Raven totem is a message for you to conquer your fear because on the other side of fear is something big and wonderful.   Keep a sense of wonder and curiosity alive inside because this is how you will challenge yourself to know more and be more.”

Airport Mesa VorteX, Sedona AZ

Airport Mesa VorteX, Sedona AZ

We also stayed in the magical Sedona, AZ where many of you may be familiar is a place said to be filled with energy vortexes which are spiritual locations where the energy is right to facilitate prayer, meditation, and healing. 

Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ

Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ

The Sedona Vortex sites are believed to be locations having energy flow that exists on multiple dimensions.  For me personally the three most powerful locations are Airport Mesa, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. I had the incredible fortune to again experience the power of these locations and I look forward to bringing that energy to all of you.

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Finally we visited several amazing Crystal Shops I came home with a few smaller specimens for individual work and sale.

 

So the theme is exploration this month. How can you explore new things in your own life? What is it that makes you curious and want to learn more, see more, be more?

Upcoming Events at Rose Healing Center

Sound Healing Meditation Circle with Crystal Harp on Sunday October 6th 10AM to 11:15 AM.  Advance sign up required as we are limited in our number of participants.

Learn Reiki with Betty Sue Hanson – Sunday 10/13/19 Learning Reiki can help you connect with universal life force energy, reconnect to your higher self, balance your mind and spirit, help you deal with everyday stress, and help you to feel the inner joy and peace of helping others.

September 2019 Blog - Theme is Learning

Summer is waning and fall is in the air and the energies are definitely shifting into that “Back to School” mode.  While the early portion of the month of September often continues to have a summery feeling, we already can sense (at least here in the Northeast) an early Autumn coming.  During this month we have back to school, harvest celebrations, the somber 9/11 and the Autumn Equinox on 9/21. September is a time where you are invited to check in on where you are at.  What were the gifts of summer this year? What did you wish you had done?  Or what do you wish you had done more of?  Now is the time to write in your calendar for next year some reminders about this.  I find this a powerful practice for myself as I often can forget how fleeting the gifts of summer really are.

As we exchange lawn mowers for rakes and bring in the final part of the harvest, thanking the Earth for all her gifts, we are reminded that now is a wonderful time to acknowledge that we reap what we sow.  What were the seeds you planted in spring in your spiritual life and have they come to fruition? To that end, I am offering another Sound Healing Meditation Circle with Crystal Harp on Sunday September 15th  

As we said, our theme is month is learning. It is in our DNA to have that return to school feeling even if we are adults.  So in keeping with that we have a few new and exciting learning opportunities at RHC:

Conscious Couples Connecting Circle- starts 9/8/19

Learn Reiki with Betty Sue Hanson – Sunday 10/13/19

Learn to work with Your Light Centers with Cheryl Banfield  - Special 2 day workshop 10/26 and 10/27.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, profound, non-invasive hands-on treatment for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light. The treatment is focused on supporting the….More information  

 Quote of the Month: "If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude."   Maya Angelou

Your Oil Of The Month:  Spearmint Essential Oil

Where is the name derived from? The Spearmint plants get their common name from the pointed leaf tips which resemble "spears". The Genus derivative comes from a Latin word "mente" meaning "thought".

What are the Spearmint Plant Properties?  Releasing yet uplifting.

What are the Documented Spearmint Uses and Benefits?  Supports healthy digestive function. Supports healthy tummies and soothes discomfort. 

How do I use it? Use undiluted, then: Add a drop or two to water. Or  Aromatic - Diffuse

How can I purchase Spearmint Oil: Purchase Spearmint Oil

Upcoming Events at Rose Healing Center :

September 8th the start of the Couples Connecting Circle Series

September 15th – Sound Healing with the Crystal Harp

October 13th – Reiki Level 1 – Taught by Betty Sue Hanson

October 26 & 27th:  Weekend with Cheryl Banfield from Maine – Learning to Work with your Light Centers space is limited!

August 2019 Blog - Theme is "Balance"

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There are a few theories on how August got its name.  The most popular one is that August is named to honor the Roman emperor Augustus, a man renowned for his leadership skills.  August continues the energy of summer (at least at its start) with art & music festivals, county fairs, visits to the mountains or beach and general summer energy.  It is also the time where we begin to see signs of autumn’s harvest theme.   We slowly become more aware that the sunlight is slowly waning.   We honor the gifts of the garden and harvest that which was sown in Spring.

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We have a sense of soaking up that last bit of time at the beach or the mountains. Really filling our bodies and souls with the energy of nature and summer.

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August accentuates community and connection through its gatherings.  It is a time to enjoy the remaining warmth of the earth, celebrate the cycles and generally make yourself more aware of how you use your time.  Fall it just around the corner and we can really feel the energy ramp up even in Mid-August as parents, teachers and students of all ages begin to turn their focus to September. So use this time wisely. Remember to put yourself on the list and get in some time in nature and maybe some bodywork too like a session at Rose Healing!


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Oracle Cards

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Oracle Cards are different from Tarot Cards and are a wonderful way for people to start learning to trust their own intuition.  A modern invention, these decks come without the years of history and “rules” that go with the realm of Tarot cards.

Oracle cards – sometimes called decks – are sets of cards with pictures and meanings that are specific to the vision of the creator(s) of the deck.  They can have any number of cards, from as low as 20 to as many as 144 — though 44, being a Master Number, most often make up the deck.   For August, I was guided to Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards. This deck was the first Doreen Virtue deck I owned and still one of my favorites.   The card we received is:

 BALANCE

 Interpretation from Doreen Virtue: When you think about living a "balanced life," what thoughts and feelings come to you? What areas of your life need more time devoted to them, so that your personal needs are balanced with your other responsibilities? Gaining balance is an ongoing process, born of each choice we make about how to spend our time. God gives us the strength and discernment so we need to make wise choices.

What is helpful: Pausing to pray and contemplate before saying yes to an activity.

What isn't helpful: Blaming others or feeling guilty, if your life is unbalanced.

Today and each day: Make the commitment to balance your daily schedule, to include time for what's important. This is a part of spiritual growth and self-care.  It can help to set aside even 10 minutes in your morning to meditate and consider what is important.

Here's a helpful prayer:  Dear God, Please clearly and strongly guide my choices and decisions, so that I spend my time and other resources on true priorities. Please give me the strength and self-control to say No to distractions.

From the Healing With the Angels Oracle Cards available at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h02RuE

Upcoming Events at Rose Healing Center :

August 11th Sound Healing with Crystal Harp at RHC -  (Only 2 spots remain!)

September 8th the start of the Couples Connecting Circle SeriesEarly Bird Discount ends 8/15 !

September 15th – Sound Healing with the Crystal Harp at RHC

October 13th – Reiki Level 1 – Taught by Betty Sue Hanson

October 26 & 27th:  Weekend with Cheryl Banfield from Maine – Learning to Work with your Light Centers space is limited!

 

July, 2019 Blog - Theme "Spiritual Independence"

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The theme of “Independence” is timely because on July 4th we celebrate American Independence day.  The War for Independence is one of my most favorite history lessons with the themes of political sovereignty from oppression and the ability for US citizens to become self-governed, self-directed and self-responsible. It is the ‘great experiment’ which continues to this day.  

This theme carries over easily into a metaphysical interpretation at the personal level.  So what does it really mean to be self-governed, self-directed and self-responsible?      How are you using tools of observation and awareness to help guide you in your day to day decisions? 

True Spiritual Power cannot be given, earned or purchased, for it is a natural energetic resource that we all possess and that we have access to.  Nor can authentic Spiritual Power be taken from us. We can forget this, so this is your reminder.  It is also import to remember that NO outer circumstances, no circumstance, no political leader, no co-worker, friend, sibling, spouse etc. has the power to shape your reality … unless you let it.

Spiritual independence and expansion is a practice. Just like we work out out muscles to gain physical strength, our spiritual muscles also need a work out. Please know that Rose Healing is here to help.

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Crystal Pyramid Sound Healing Tool. Many of you who visited Rose Healing know that I include sound healing in my individual sessions and events.  It is always customized to the individual and the energy of the day. It can be drums, crystal bowls, rattles or bells.  One of the most powerful tools I have been trained in has been the “Crystal Singing Pyramid”.   This is played over the body during an individual healing session. 

The Crystal Pyramid Sound Healing Tool.

The Crystal Pyramid Sound Healing Tool.

"The pyramid form is a statement of perfection and balance.  It is one of the highest geometrical shapes found on the physical plane.  It represents conscious connection with the infinite source, and and physical stability at the base.  They are symbolic of the ultimate balance that each soul must achieve to complete its evolutionary process." I utilize this energy in sessions by reminding clients that we have to remember to be connected and grounded to the earth and open to the heavens.  "As above, so below".  Sage Academy of Sound.

The sound of a crystal singing pyramid being played over the body induces deep cellular healing within the meditation state. Crystal vibrations reduce stress, reconnects us to our higher spirit, massages the body, and also helps to restore balance, and align our mind-heart-cosmic connection.  If you would like to experience the crystal singing pyramid, please contact me. 


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If you haven’t heard, I was a guest on Kacey Morabito Grean’s Shine on Radio and Podcast were she interviewed me about Sound Healing and the Rose Healing Center. Please click the link below to hear a free sound healing and my interview .

https://soundcloud.com/kacey-mo-grean/experience-a-crystal-harp-sound-healing

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Geranium oil originates from South Africa but today it is cultivated worldwide.  It has a floral rose-like aroma and is steam distilled from the plants fragrant flowers and leaves and this and has been used for centuries to support beautiful healthy skin. Geranium oil calms and relaxing the body and mind and is used traditionally to support the circulatory and nervous systems, a great deal of its strength lies in its ability to revitalize body tissues. In my practice at Rose Healing Center, I find geranium particularly helpful with the release of negative emotions and memories.  It assists those who are grieving a loss and helps to diminish fears of abandonment.

Geranium Flower

Geranium Flower

How to Use:

Diffuse it to give a relaxing floral scent to the air. Blend Geranium and Lavender with an unscented lotion and apply to skin. Dab on your wrists and back of neck. or Directly inhale.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 26 to July 28th,  I will be joining Kacey Morabito Grean at her “Beautifully Rooted Women’s Retreat” at Mariandale in Ossining, NY to share some of my sound healing with the crystal harp.  

August 11 & September 15 –Sound healing with the crystal harp – at Rose Healing Center.

September 8, September 15th, October 6th – A series – Couples Conscious Connecting Circle.  Burning out the Old, Igniting a Passion for the New.

October 13th – Learn Reiki Level 1 with Betty Sue Hanson at Rose Healing Center.

June 2019 Blog - Theme is Adaptability

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The Theme for June is “Adaptability”

June is the month when most flowers really shine.  So get outdoors and enjoy them!  It is a time of year that is filled with celebrations – graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, etc.   June 21st is the Summer Solstice and one of my most favorite days as it is always energetically powerful.

This is also a month where adaptability, transformation and transition are the energetic themes. Keep your vibration as high as you can and navigate it well. Know that we are here at Rose Healing to support you.

Listen to the Podcast Here

Listen to the Podcast Here

 If you haven’t heard, I was a guest on Kacey Morabito Grean’s Shine on Radio and Podcast were she interviewed me about Sound Healing and the Rose Healing Center.

https://soundcloud.com/kacey-mo-grean/experience-a-crystal-harp-sound-healing

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Sound Healing has become such a huge part of my holistic practice for both individual sessions and group.  For several years now, I have been using Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls and Drums in my individual practice. Then last spring, I was introduced to the Quartzophone Crystal Harp when visiting Maine. I knew as soon as I heard this instrument that I was supposed to own one and play it. For the past year, I have offered regular sound baths for groups at Rose Healing Center with the Crystal Harp. This past week, I was interviewed by Kacey Morabito Grean on her Shine On Radio/Podcast - see above to hear the podcast and listen to a free sound healing.

I was in Maine again this past week at the beautiful Love Light Illuminations Center where I was first introduced to the Crystal Harp. I am happy to announce that Cheryl Banfield will be returning to the Rose Healing Center to teach a Special 2 day Event on October 26th and October 27th where she will teach us about Living in the Light and having us journey with our newly evolving light body centers. This event is limited to 10 participants and will sell out quickly.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 15th from 1 PM to 3 PM – Introduction to Crystals Join me at this Level 1 Introductory Class where we will acquaint you to the crystals and help you learn to identify, choose, and care for them. We will explore the color, shape and composition of the crystal, the science behind crystal energy and why they affect us the way they do.

Crystal at Love Light Illuminations

Crystal at Love Light Illuminations

July 26 to July 28th,  I will be joining Kacey Morabito Grean at her “Beautifully Rooted Women’s Retreat” at Mariandale in Ossining, NY to share some of my sound healing with the crystal harp.  

August 11 & September 15 –Sound healing with the crystal harp – at Rose Healing Center.

September 8, September 15th, October 6th – A series – Couples Conscious Connecting Circle.  Burning out the Old, Igniting a Passion for the New.

October 13th – Learn Reiki Level 1 with Betty Sue Hanson at Rose Healing Center.

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
— —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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Ogunquit Maine 6/3/19

May 2019 Blog - The Theme is "Awareness"

The theme for May is “AWARENESS”

 

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Photo by Rosemary b. lasher

The theme of Awareness can appear in many different ways. We may become more aware of where we lack as well as where we shine. We can become more aware of how we use our energy, where the boundaries are too strong or too weak, and where we hold ourselves back and where we push too hard towards unattainable expectations. We also have an opportunity to become more aware of others from a place of compassion and neutrality, not needing to jump in and fix, but just to become aware of their process.

Consciousness can be opened and raised, intuition strengthened, and senses heightened.  Waking up to a different awareness of the physical body can at first carry with it some discomfort as you become aware of your body, what it carries and where it needs attention.  Instead of self-judgment or feeling victimized or blaming others, this awareness can help you take responsibility for how to move forward in better care and nurturing of your body.

I am just completing teaching my 3rd class of the Couples Conscious Connecting Circle and am working with the themes of awareness, intimacy and vulnerability. I will be offering this class again (a series of 3 circles for couples) in September/October. 

Speaking of vulnerability, many of you have probably recently heard or seen Brene Brown. Brene describes the word VULNERABILITY in this way: Vulnerability is the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.

She is a bit of the hot happening thing lately. But for me Brene Brown has long been a person who has influenced my work. Brene has this wonderful ability to mix humor with hard science. If you have not had a chance yet, I strongly encourage you to view her Netflix special “The Call to Courage”. 

This one is perhaps my favorite Brene quotes “Today I will choose courage over comfort”.

 That is what I am trying to do every day – Choosing Courage over Comfort. As a result of that effort I have a whole host of new offerings upcoming at Rose Healing Center. :-) I encourage you to check them out.

Vibrational Sound Healing Experiences with the Crystal Harp

Introduction to Crystals

 Learn Reiki with Betty Sue Hanson

Conscious Couples Connecting Circle

Living in the Light - Accessing the Divine Within with Cheryl Banfield

Of course, I am still here to support you in individual hands-on sessions or phone sessions as well. Wishing you a May filled with awareness.

April 2019 Blog - A new beginning

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Photo courtesy of chas murray

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Welcome Spring.  Happy Easter, Happy Passover.  Spring is the perfect time of year to think about new growth in our lives and we are here to help you craft an inspiration for your future. The red tailed hawk and the red shoulder hawk are two of my favorites that fly around near Rose Healing. I think there is a message they bring about seeing your life from a higher perspective.

Upcoming Events at Rose Healing Include:

Sound Healing with Crystal Harp - Sunday April 14th 10 AM and a special Mother’s Day event on May 12th at 10 AM.

The oil of the month is Stress Away 

Buy Stress Away direct from Young Living

Stress Away is one of my regular "go to" oils. 

Stress Away™ essential oil blend is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. Stress Away oil also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application; Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent; and Cedarwood, which features the powerful plant constituent cedrol. All of these ingredients are expertly blended with the exotic scent of Ocotea, a unique Ecuadorian-sourced essential oil. With a perfectly balanced aroma of both tropical and citrus notes, Stress Away essential oil blend is a uniquely relaxing oasis in a fast-paced world.

Stress Away’s sweet citrus scent helps you step away from the many tasks that fill your day to momentarily unwind and relax in a personal oasis.

Stress Away Essential Oil Uses

  • Diffuse it around your home after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma.

  • Apply Stress Away oil to your wrists or back of neck while at work or school to enjoy its calming scent.

  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the air vent of your car during long drives or during rush-hour traffic to create a calming environment.

  • Send kids to school on test day with Stress Away’s soothing aroma.

  • Apply it to your wrists to wear it as a pleasant perfume.

    How to Use Stress Away Oil

    Topical: Shake well and apply generously on wrists or back of neck as desired. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

March 2019 Blog - Think Spring!

Welcome March and Spring!

Photo from MJ Wyatt Ross

Photo from MJ Wyatt Ross

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Winter is a difficult season for me as I think it is for many of us. One of the “silver linings” of the season is I have the good fortune to live and work in Verplanck/Cortlandt Manor right along the Hudson River. Each year from January to April (or whenever the ice stops flying on the Hudson) we have amazing sightings of the majestic bald eagle. I so adore seeing the photographers at Steamboat Dock just down the street from me. Here is one of the more incredible captures from my friend and fellow Westchester Healing Group practitioner - Will Cook.

These past few weeks of what feels like never-ending Winter here in NY have allowed me to re-focus on reading and I am connecting again with the energy of Brene’ Brown who I adore. For those of you not familiar with her work – Brene’ became famous for a TED talk – “The Power of Vulnerability” I encourage you to watch it.  https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

 She is the author of several books including the one I am currently reading: “Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transform the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead”

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I find Brene’s style of wrapping hardcore science and research with humor and storytelling to be profound methods for me to understand the concepts she is trying to convey.  The theme she has in all her work is basically that 99% of life is showing up and being our true authentic self.   Often easier said than done!

As I have gone deeper into my work at Rose Healing, I have continued to strengthen my ability to be my true authentic self no matter what circumstances I find myself in and I am profoundly grateful to help others step into their true authentic selves.

In thinking about this, I also found several writers who focus on numerology and the energy around that. March, 2019 brings the energy of the number 3 – it is the 3rd month.  The number 3 is highly expressive. It encourages us to express our truth, speak up, and communicate our needs and desires to ourselves, others, and the world. It represents the harmony and balance that is achieved when we are in alignment.  Staying balanced and paying attention to the messages of your mind, body, and soul. Stay in balance by meditating, checking in with yourself, and remember to recharge whenever you get the chance. We here are Rose Healing are here to help.

For those of you who share my fatigue with this winter some important upcoming dates:

March 10 – Daylight Savings time & – Sound Healing with the Crystal Lyre

March 20 – Spring Equinox

March 30 and March 31st - 2 Day Special Event 3/30 & 3/31 with guest teacher Cheryl Banfield from Maine

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OIL OF THE MONTH:  Stress Away

Stress Away is one of my regular "go to" oils.  I find it to have a deeply calming effect on myself and my clients. 

Stress Away™ essential oil blend is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. Stress Away oil also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application; Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent; and Cedarwood. All of these ingredients are expertly blended with the exotic scent of Ocotea, a unique Ecuadorian-sourced essential oil. With a perfectly balanced aroma of both tropical and citrus notes, Stress Away essential oil blend is a uniquely relaxing oasis in a fast-paced world.

Stress Away’s sweet citrus scent helps you step away from the many tasks that fill your day to momentarily unwind and relax in a personal oasis.

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Stress Away Essential Oil Uses

·       Diffuse it around your home after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma.

·       Apply Stress Away oil to your wrists or back of neck while at work or school to enjoy its calming scent.

·       Send kids to school on test day with Stress Away’s soothing aroma.

How to Use Stress Away Oil

Topical: Shake well and apply generously on wrists or back of neck as desired. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.