Super Heroe Powers

I was watching a marathon of my favorite tv show, Heroes, and thought… WOW.. wouldn’t it be cool to have “powers’ like that. I love watching movies like X-Men, Avatar (the tv series, not the crappy movie that they came out with) and my all time favorite, Harry Potter. I was obsessed with the tv show Heroes that I bought all of the seasons so I can watch from my home whenever I want. I envied the characters and their “powers” that they had. While I know its only a tv show, a large part of me believes their powers are real. One character could push a thought into someone’s head and get them to believe it or act on that thought that was pushed into their head. Another character could find anyone on Earth just by thinking about them and using a map. One character could stop time and teleport to anywhere during any time period. How KOOL is that?

I had always admired the strength of the Hulk or the was in awe of the wand flicking of Harry Potter but the truth of the matter is… we all have “Super Heroe Powers”. I know people who can read minds, push thoughts or predict the future. I know folks who can teleport. These “powers” aren’t new. People have been doing these things for thousands of years. You may know someone who can do things that others can’t or you yourself maybe the one who can do things that others can’t. Many people are ashamed to admit that they can do things that seem out of the ordinary for fear of retribution. The one theme that was constant across the board in all of the movies and shows is that every character regardless of who they were, were ostracized for being different at some point. The reality of it all is that we are all different. We all were created with a unique blue print to create a difference in this world in some form or another. Some people choose to embrace their uniqueness and fulfill their destinies, while others deny theirs.

In the movies X-Men and Heroes, society deemed them “abnormal” and called them freaks for being who they were. They called them outkasts and forced them into hiding and running. Our society tends to dictate to us what is normal with how we should dress or act or be. But what is “abnormal”? Society deems normal as “conforming to the standard or the common type”. What is normal to one group, may not be normal to another.

There are plenty of people around the world that can do amazing things. Probably more than we even know about because they have not made themselves known. If all of the people who had these amazing abilities and powers came out, then would be the minority then? We need to stop referring to people as “not normal” because they don’t fit into our molds of what we think normal should be. Everyone is so busy trying to fit in that they are not being their true authentic selves. What is it that everyone is trying to fit in to? If you are not being your authentic self.. then who are you BEING?

There will come a time when people will start seeing each other for who they really are. Spiritual Beings with amazing abilities, living a human existence and not the other way around.

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A Holistic Life

Living a holistic life is a process. It is not today’s fad or something people say to sound kool. It takes discipline and dedication. I’ve been on this path and flowing through this process for sixteen years. I haven’t always walked the talk especially at the beginning. The more I learned about holistic health and preached it to others, the more my life changed.

My life started changing naturally. Never in a million years would I have thought to give up eating meat let alone give up my relaxers and going au naturel. Over time these things changed and I changed. Things I used to love, I no longer had love for. Things I that used to set my teeth on edge… no longer had me at that cliff.

When I do workshops, I often get women who say they want to be my size, shaped like me or have glowing skin like mine. Then I tell them the things that I do and don’t do and they tend to shy away. Some people have said “Oh but it costs too much to live healthy.” Believe me, it costs MORE if you don’t live healthy. Aren’t you worth the cost? I’ve seen women spend a paycheck on an outfit and or shoes but would not spend the same amount on a healing session that could end the negative patterns that caused the dis-ease and illness. Once a young man in his early twenties contacted me regarding a rather bad case of acne that he had on his face. I advised him through a consultation of what he should do and he said “I am not interested in doing that now. I will wait until I am old.” If he waits until he is old, whenever “OLD” is, he may have irrevisible damage to the skin. Another young man, in his late twenties, athletic and in fairly good shape, said he wanted to be healthy like me. He asked me how could he be healthy like me. I told him that I did not drink, smoke or eat meat and before I could finish my statement he said “oh I don’t want to be THAT healthy.” LOL

Living a holistic life style is not JUST about eating healthy. Feeding and nurturing the mind and spirit is also a part of it. Many peole think because they are working out and they look good on outside, that is all they have to do. Women spend billions on facial creams yearly to get rid of wrinkles, to soften their skin or to look younger. Beauty comes from within literally. What you do on the outside does greatly affect what happens on the inside and THEN manifest itself by showing up on the outside. Funny how that works.

Through feeding the mind, you deprogram yourself from all of the negative limited beliefs that cause dis-ease and illness, that you have learned from yourself and other people. There are many ways to feed the mind. One is by challenging the mind. Read something you don’t normally read. Learn a hobby that you have never done before. By nurturing the spirit, you are able to connect it all and find balance. You can nurture the spirit by being silent for a few hours or dance or something that you enjoy doing that you haven’t done in awhile. There are many ways, find what works for you.

Mind, Body and Spirit. That is holistic.

As usual, thank you for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com/ and I will see you tomorrow.

Waste Management

I went to the barber shop one day to get my hair cut and made a mistake and showed up early. Usually when I show up early, I walk in on some conversation about this, that and the other that usually makes my eyebrows raise. This particular time, my barber and his customer were talking about colonics. I was trapped. It was my turn in the chair so it wasn’t like I could get up and walk out. So he began talking about his colonic experience in great detail. Yuck. He finds joy in engaging me in such conversations because that gives him an opportunity to ask health related questions with hopes that I would give free advice. Pretty clever he is. He asked if I had ever had a colonic before and I told him no. He was quite shocked. I had to admit that I wasn’t a fan of what I had heard about regarding colonics. There had been a talk on tv a few times, and I read about it in magazines. It seemed like the new fad since Tyra Banks had her colonic done on her show. Having your gut and butt cleaned out… yeah that sounds like fun.

I had been wanting to have a colonic done for awhile. I wanted to change my eating habits and I was becoming a vegetarian so I thought what better way to kick off the new year than to have a colonic done after Christmas. So I made an appointment for my colonic. The woman who does the colonics is a nurse so I felt in good hands. I had done my research about the pros and cons of colonics a few years prior to even making that appointment. Its a very controversial subject among the medical community versus the holistic health community so I had to see what all the hooplah was about.

A colonic is “The cleansing of the colon using copious amounts of water was a common procedure in the era 1930-1950s.” Today most hydrotherapist use herbal solutions that will help to eliminate waste from the colon. “Colonics administered by a trained colonic therapists, using state-of-the-art colonic hydrotherapy equipment ensures maximum efficacy and safety, and is the perfect procedure to eliminate constipation, detoxify the major organs of elimination and restore normal bowel function.” Some of the down falls is that you have untrained and unskilled people performing the colonics. There is a lot of misinformation out there as to how many times you should get a colonics. I don’t offer this as a service of mine but I would recommend a colonic at least once a year. Getting a colonic more than that using a solution other than water can cause more harm than good. With regular colon, kidney and liver cleansing through the use of herb and drinking the adequate amount of water daily, you can keep your system flowing nicely.

Some of the benefits of having a colonic:

  • Eliminates food addictions
  • Prevents illness
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps in strengthening the muscles which line the colon
  • helps in relieving problems like constipation.
There are also some disadvantages to having a colonic:
  • You can increase your risk of dehydration
  • Increase the risk of getting an infection
  • You can cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease

All in all, do your research. I did have my colonic done. It WAS an experience. I am not going to go into all of the gory details however I will say that it was worth it and I do recommend having a colonic done if you can find a person who is trained and skilled at it.

As always, thank you for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com/ and I will see you tomorrow.

The Power of Intention

Well… I am back!! I set my intention to write several blogs so that I would not be behind or have to scramble to write something, should I find myself in a predicament where I can’t post to my blog.

Setting an intention is a simple thing to do, yet very powerful. Dr. Wayne Dyer, I love his work, has a book out called The Power of Intention. He says “People driven by intention are described as having a strong will that won’t permit anything to interfere with achieving their inner desire.” We have a lot of tools at our disposal. Some of us just forget to use them and others may not be aware of what those tools are or how to access them.

Once I was reminded of the power of setting my intentions, I began using it everyday. It became part of my daily routine. Like brushing my teeth. However, things started to get hectic. Life got crazy and I was breaking routine. I started having trouble with my staff. They weren’t doing what was required of them, they started showing up late and even not at all. My programs began to suffer. It started affecting me and others in many ways. I was remind to start setting the intention for things to turn around. While I was reminded of this fabulous tool, I wasn’t reminded on the process of setting the intent. I got up one morning and said “I will NOT have any drama today.” And on the next day I said “Sweet Susie Lu will NOT get on my nerves today.” To my dismay not only did Sweet Susie Lu get on my LAST three nerves, I had ALL kinds of drama that day. I could not imagine how or WHY I had attracted this kind of foolishness in my life. But I did.

Setting the intent sends out a command to the universe that you WANT x,y and z or that a,b, and c ARE going to happen. And it did exactly that. Ask and It is Given. The universe does not recognize the word “NOT”. So I had to go back to the drawing board. Tweak my intention statement(s). So I got up the next morning and shouted “I WILL have a GREAT DAY!” And a great day I had. This was felt great! So I kept it going. I got up the following morning and said “Sweet Susie Lu and I, will work everything out today.” And we did. There are far more steps to setting your intentions and making it happen than I am writing in this blog. If you focus on the lack or that in which you don’t want or have… that which you don’t want or have is what you will receive. The energy you put into your words of intent has the power to create the world you desire. Be careful of what you ask for.

As usual, thank you for reading. Visit my website at www.nu-bodi.com and I will see you tomorrow.

Technically challenged

I am still without my laptop but I remain hopeful. Took her in to see the Geek Squad and there is hope. I was able to retrieve all my files and save them to my flash drives. Yes I said drives… As in plural… More than one. My entire business was on that laptop. If I haven’t learned by now to backup my files than I am in trouble. Even though I didn’t have my own computer, I was still productive… at the library. I don’t like that place. The energy there is so blah!! I hurried up and did what I had to do and ran up out of there and forgot to post to my blog. Thus this late night posting. I am racing against the clock. Cutting it close too i might add just so i can get it in. I will have it together tomorrow.

As usual, thanks for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com and I will see you tomorrow.

Sense of loss

I am still without my laptop. I feel sad. We often feel a sense of loss when we lose something we are fond of and attached to. The Universe works in mysterious ways. Things will work out. I set the intent that business will resume as usual without interruptions.

As always thank you for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com and I will see you tomorrow.

Technology sucks

I hate technology sometimes. I crashed my laptop again. This time I can’t fix it myself so I have to take it in. We have come to rely so much on technology that we don’t know how to function without it. I remember telling my daughter that I wasn’t going to use the microwave anymore… She said well how are you going to heat up your food? What are you going to eat for lunch? I had to laugh.

I received the same reaction from folks when I told them I don’t eat meat. We have to learn how to detach from the things we have grown accustomed to that aren’t good for us. Whether it’s electronics, money or food. It’s the Law of Detachment.

Well I wish I could type more but my thumb is tired.

As always, thanks for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com and I will see you tomorrow.

Good ole H2O

I’ve never been a fan  of water. And from the looks of my people watching… Not a lot of people fancy it either. A guy I worked with gulped down a 32 oz blue raspberry slurpee, a 20 oz Pepsi and a 12 oz fruity juice within a three hour period and no water in sight. I myself could drink tea all day and no water if it was left up to me… But since I am the holistic health conscious person that I am, I drink my water.

It baffles me that our bodies consist of 60-70 percent water and can still be dehydrated. The truth is nothing hydrates the body better than water. When the body is dehydrated all kinds of body parts can dry up and cause dis-ease and illness. “If you wait until you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated and this is affecting your cells.” Water lubricates the joints. Its vital for all functioning. It will also boost your immune system and mental sharpness.The human body needs a 7plus Ph range so that it can function properly. Drinking enough water throughout the day helps to maintain this balance. If you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, you may be getting a lot of water in your food and may not need to drink as much as those who subsist on packaged, dry foods alone. On the flip side, too much water can be dangerous. Drinking too much water can also lead to electrolyte imbalances in non-athletes. Bottled water is more popular than ever, and for good reason. Tap water often tastes bad and, depending on where you live, it can contain unwanted contaminants. If you choose bottled water, the choices can be overwhelming. Some things you might see on the bottles include: spring water, distilled water, natural artesan water, mountain spring water, alpine spring water, and more. Confused yet? Adding to the confusion is the fact that many bottled water companies have been accused of putting misleading labels on their bottles. If you’re really serious about your water, do the research on each company and find out which brand is best for you.

So cheers… to your health. Make it H2O.

As always, thank you for reading. Visit my website at http://www.nu-bodi.com and I will see you tomorrow.

A Foundation of Faith

Have Faith… How many times have you heard that saying? And what does that really mean any way? When I am going through stuff… I don’t want to hear “Have Faith!” But in reality, that is exactly what you need to have. Faith is the belief of someone or something without having proof that is exists. I remember my mom’s church ladies saying “Girl.. You’ve got to have Faith of a mustard seed!” I had no idea what that meant. Have you seen a mustard seed? It is the tiniest of things. So I got out my mustard seed and meditated on it. I looked at it and thought.. how could someone have Faith this size and expect miracles to happen?
To have Faith that size to move mountains, it MUST be powerful. All it takes IS a small amount of Faith for miracles to happen. I learned this the hard way.  Faith is belief. If you do not believe it could happen.. then it won’t happen! Simple.

I was a single parent when I bought my first house. I lived in a one bedroom apartment with my daughter. I slept on the floor and gave her the bedroom. After all, she was a princess and needed space to grow. Anyway, my goal was to buy a house by the end of my lease at the end of the year. I had filed bankruptcy the year before, no money saved and had no idea what the future held for me. It did not look good. I told everyone who was listening that I was going to buy a house. I visited houses that I liked.. sat in them. Played in them. Walked through the halls and sat for hours visualizing myself living in one of them. The houses I was looking at, were out of my price range and doubled what I was paying in rent but I kept looking at them. I was determined to buy a house and find one for me and my daughter. 

The end of the year came and I had no house. I didn’t re-sign the lease. Instead, I moved in with a friend so that I could save up more money. My living arrangement didn’t work. I had moved twice before I landed somewhere that I could stay for awhile until I got it together. Well low and behold, I found my house! YEY. I put a contract on that house and claimed it MINE. A few weeks later I lost my job. A month later some terrorist bombed the World Trade buildings. Security in the U.S. had tightened up. I was a contractor with no security clearance and it wasn’t looking too good for me getting into companies with out one.
Wow… I felt like I was a rock caught in a hard place. (Whatever that means… that’s what I was feeling.) My closing date was coming up and I had nothing. I cried most days and I wanted to give up. Take my little bit of dollars that I had saved, get another apartment and start over, but I could not do it. That little voice in my head kept telling me to “Have Faith”. I think if I didn’t believe that something would change, I probably would have given up and moved to an apartment. There was just this small part of me that believed that something was going to change for me and I had to hold on to that.
A very LONG month after… I got a job and was able to provide the documents I needed for closing. I drove to closing with as much stuff in my car as I could fit. I had so much in my car that it was spilling over and I could barely shift gears. I was excited. I was happy. I was grateful that I did not give up. 
If miracles can happen with just a little bit of Faith… imagine what could happen with a whole lot of Faith?
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The Stress Factor

I’ve had a headache for four days now. I know what it is. It’s STRESS. Worried about this, that and the other. I can tell when I’m stressed. My whole face hurts. From the middle of my forehead, (the third eye chakra) all the way down through the bridge of my nose and then to the right side of my face. If I let it get real bad, then my hair starts to fall out. Not a pretty sight. Occasionally I will get out some lavender essential oil and rub a dot of it on my third eye. Other times I will get an Amethyst crystal and lay it on my forehead. Yes, I look ridiculous but it works!!

“Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. Chronic stress can significantly affect many of the body’s immune systems, as can an individual’s perceptions of, and reactions to, stress. “

“When we are stressed the following can happen:

  • Blood pressure rises
  • Breathing becomes more rapid
  • Digestive system slows down
  • Heart rate (pulse) rises
  • Immune system goes down
  • Muscles become tense”

For someone to be a holistic health practitioner, with all of the skills and know how that I have.. You would think I would know better. And I do know better. I had to refocus myself and find my center. I find that a walking meditation helps. Just being out doors, fresh air, trees and the birds can uplift my spirit. The meditation part gives me clarity and perspective on whatever situation I was dwelling on so hard.

There are other ways of relieving stress. “Manage Your Time…. One of the greatest sources of stress is over-commitment or poor time management. Plan ahead. Make a reasonable schedule for yourself and include time for stress reduction as a regular part of your schedule. Get PhysicalPhysical activity plays a key role in both reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Take Care of Your Body… Healthy eating and adequate sleep fuel your mind as well as your body. Avoid consuming too much caffeine and sugar.” 

Recognizing when you are stressed is the key to taking control.

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