Chakra Healing with Essential Oils

 200534945-001     The Base- (Muladhara )

Also known as the root, this first one is considered to be the most important of all, especially when dealing with healing work. If this chakra is out of balance you may feel Ungrounded, fearful and Insecure

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Angelica Root, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Spikenard, Vetiver

200534946-001The Sacral-  (Svadisthana)

The sacral is the centre for our sexuality and creativity. It is located  below your belly button.  If this chakra is out of balance you may feel needy or you may feel withdrawn or have fear of sexual intimacy.

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Cardamom, Clary Sage, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood

200534947-001The Solar Plexus– (Manipura)

This third energy centre is about your emotions and self-respect. It is located beneath your breastbone.  If this chakra is out of balance you may feel rejected, nervous stressed out have increased addictive behaviour and have the inability to control emotions

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Peppermint, Clove

thEYF9VPJ7The Heart- (Anahata)

The centre of love and compassion and is situated at the level of your heart in the middle of your breastbone.  If this chakra is out of balance these are the following symptoms selfishness, jealousy loneliness and bouts of hatred.

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Lavender, Lemon, Jasmine, Tangerine

throat-chakra-vishuddha-dirk-czarnotaThe Throat- (Visudda)

This is located in the neck and is the centre of communication through thought and speech.  If this chakra is out of balance these are the following symptoms: poor communications skills, manipulative tendencies, or the inability to listen

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Basil, Chamomile, Peppermint

chakra10The Third Eye-  (Ajna)

This is sometimes referred to as ‘The Brow’ and is situated in the middle of your forehead just above your eyebrows. It is the centre of intuition, and is your vortex of command.  If this chakra is out of balance these are the following symptoms: judgemental, forgetful, sleeping problems, nightmares.

Essential Oils to Balance:

  • Bay Laurel, Clary Sage, Cypress, Rosemary, Marjoram

 Sahasrara, crown chakraThe Crown- (Sahasrara)

The last of the seven is the centre of enlightenment and spirituality. It is at the crown of your head.  If this chakra is out of balance these are the following symptoms: feeling disconnected,  unbalanced, unloved, have fear of death, or an unclear purpose in life

Essential Oils to Balance

  • Cedarwood, Frankincense, Gurium, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosewood, Sandalwood

Written by LJ Vanier

Originally Published

Top 7 Turmeric Skin Care Treatments

Turmeric is from a perennial shrub originating in south and southeastern Asia and western India. In India, it was first used as a dye and then as a spice. It has been used in Indian ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for years for the treatment of inflammatory and digestive disorders

You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.

Skincare benefits

There is a long list of skin care benefits associated with turmeric, including the treatment of acne blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It helps heal and prevent dry skin, and to slow the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple and improve skin’s elasticity. This sunny bright spice is also being used as an ingredient in sunscreens. It is used daily by East Indian women as a facial cleanser and exfoliant.

Buying and using turmeric for skincare

Regular turmeric can temporarily stain the skin. Kasturi turmeric (curcuma aromatica) is non-staining and has the same properties for clearing acne, inhibiting facial hair growth and brightening the complexion. It is not edible and therefore not used for cooking and should only be used externally. It may be difficult to find in some areas of the US. You can look for kasturi turmeric in Indian stores. Gram flour (also known as besan flour, chickpea flour and garbanzo flour) is often used in homemade recipes with turmeric, to cleanse and exfoliate the face. Milk contains lactic acid which helps improve skin’s texture by sloughing off dead skin cells, replenishing moisture and rejuvenating the complexion. If you are allergic to wheat flour you can substitute with rice flour.

For a wrinkle reducer and skin brightener: A mixture of milk and turmeric is good for fine lines and wrinkles. Mix turmeric powder and rice powder with raw milk and tomato juice, enough to form a paste, and apply to face and neck for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Facial cleanser for a glowing complexion: Mix a pinch of kasturi turmeric with milk. Turmeric (a natural antiseptic) with milk is also good for poison ivy, eczema and psoriasis.

Face cleanser to exfoliate and brighten skin: Mix chickpea (or rice) flour with turmeric powder in equal proportions. To save time for future treatments, store the mixture in airtight bottle. Add raw or soy milk (or yogurt) to a teaspoon of chickpea/turmeric powder to make a paste. Apply evenly to the face and leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Wash the mask off with warm water.

Facial hair reducer: Mix kasturi turmeric with chickpea flour (which is also used so that your face does not get stained.) You can also mix the turmeric with a favorite facial scrub. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. If used regularly, you should see results in about a month.

Night cream: Prepare a paste made from turmeric and milk or yogurt and apply it to your face. Allow the mask to dry and leave it on overnight. For a less messy nighttime regimen, you can add a pinch of turmeric to your favorite moisturizer or treatment product. (In both cases, be sure to use an old pillowcase and bed linen that you don’t mind staining.) Wash off the mask in the morning using a gentle cleanser.

Acne treatment: Turmeric is used for acne because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties that fight pimples and breakouts. It removes redness from acne and other types of scarring, reduces inflammation and evens out skin discolorations. Some people drink the spice as a tea with water or milk to help prevent acne outbreaks. If turmeric tea doesn’t sound very palatable to you, try mixing turmeric with plain water or coconut or sesame oil, and dab onto blemishes and acne scars. You can also mix a small about of turmeric with lemon or cucumber juice (just a few drops to make a paste) and leave on the marks for 10-15 minutes.

Oily Skin Mask: Turmeric is good for oily skin because it helps regulate the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. The orange juice provides fruit acid to clear blemishes and sandalwood is a natural astringent. Add about 1-½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder and a pinch of ground turmeric to 3 tablespoons of orange juice and apply the paste to the face. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Turmeric can also be used for

  1. Arthritis
  2. Heartburn (dyspepsia),
  3. Stomach pain,
  4. Diarrhea,
  5. Intestinal gas,
  6. Stomachbloating,
  7. Loss of appetite,
  8. Jaundice,
  9. Liver problems and
  10. gallbladder disorders.
  11. Headaches
  12. Bronchitis
  13. Colds
  14. Lung Infections
  15. Fibromyalgia
  16. Leprosy
  17. Fever
  18. CancerSome people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.

12 of the Worst Ideologies That Religion Has Unleashed on Mankind

by Valerie Tarico, Alter Net

Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. 

Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.

I’ve previously highlighted some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst.

These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.

christian-people12. Chosen People –The term “Chosen People” typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and the ugly idea that God has given certain tribes a Promised Land (even though it is already occupied by other people). But in reality many sects endorse some version of this concept. 

The New Testament identifies Christians as the chosen ones. Calvinists talk about “God’s elect,” believing that they themselves are the special few who were chosen before the beginning of time.

Jehovah’s witnesses believe that 144,000 souls will get a special place in the afterlife. In many cultures certain privileged and powerful bloodlines were thought to be descended directly from gods (in contrast to everyone else).

Religious sects are inherently tribal and divisive because they compete by making mutually exclusive truth claims and by promising blessings or afterlife rewards that no competing sect can offer. 

“Gang symbols” like special haircuts, attire, hand signals and jargon differentiate insiders from outsiders and subtly (or not so subtly) convey to both that insiders are inherently superior.

11. Heretics – Heretics, kafir, or infidels (to use the medieval Catholic term) are not just outsiders, they are morally suspect and often seen as less than fully human. 

In the Torah, slaves taken from among outsiders don’t merit the same protections as Hebrew slaves. Those who don’t believe in a god are corrupt, doers of abominable deeds. “There is none [among them] who does good,” says the Psalmist.

Islam teaches the concept of “dhimmitude” and provides special rules for the subjugation of religious minorities, with monotheists getting better treatment than polytheists. 

Christianity blurs together the concepts of unbeliever and evildoer. Ultimately, heretics are a threat that needs to be neutralized by conversion, conquest, isolation, domination, or — in worst cases — mass murder.

holy_war_by_supafly_01-d3gk1i310. Holy War – If war can be holy, anything goes. The medieval Roman Catholic Church conducted a twenty year campaign of extermination against heretical Cathar Christians in the south of France, promising their land and possessions to real Christians who signed on as crusaders.

Sunni and Shia Muslims have slaughtered each other for centuries. The Hebrew scriptures recount battle after battle in which their war God, Yahweh, helps them to not only defeat but also exterminate the shepherding cultures that occupy their “Promised Land.” 

As in later holy wars, like the modern rise of ISIS, divine sanction let them kill the elderly and children, burn orchards, and take virgin females as sexual slaves — all while retaining a sense of moral superiority.

9. Blasphemy – Blasphemy is the notion that some ideas are inviolable, off limits to criticism, satire, debate, or even question. By definition, criticism of these ideas is an outrage, and it is precisely this emotion – outrage – that the crime of blasphemy evokes in believers. 

The Bible prescribes death for blasphemers; the Quran does not, but death-to-blasphemers became part of Shariah during medieval times.

The idea that blasphemy must be prevented or avenged has caused millions of murders over the centuries and countless other horrors. 

As I write, blogger Raif Badawi awaits round after round of flogging in Saudi Arabia — 1000 lashes in batches of 50 — while his wife and children plead from Canada for the international community to do something.

prayer18. Glorified suffering – Picture secret societies of monks flogging their own backs. The image that comes to mind is probably from Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, but the idea isn’t one he made up. 

A core premise of Christianity is that righteous torture — if it’s just intense and prolonged enough – can somehow fix the damage done by evil, sinful behavior. Millions of crucifixes litter the world as testaments to this belief

Shia Muslims beat themselves with lashes and chains during Aashura, a form of sanctified suffering called Matam that commemorates the death of the martyr Hussein. 

Self-denial in the form of asceticism and fasting is a part of both Eastern and Western religions, not only because deprivation induces altered states but also because people believe suffering somehow brings us closer to divinity.

Our ancestors lived in a world in which pain came unbidden, and people had very little power to control it. An aspirin or heating pad would have been a miracle to the writers of the Bible, Quran, or Gita. 

Faced with uncontrollable suffering, the best advice religion could offer was to lean in or make meaning of it. 

The problem, of course is that glorifying suffering—turning it into a spiritual good—has made people more willing to inflict it on not only themselves and their enemies but also those who are helpless, including the ill or dying (as in the case of Mother Teresa and the American Bishops) and children (as in the child beating Patriarchy movement).

7. Genital mutilation – Primitive people have used scarification and other body modifications to define tribal membership for as long as history records. But genital mutilation allowed our ancestors several additional perks — if you want to call them that. 

Infant circumcision in Judaism serves as a sign of tribal membership, but circumcision also serves to test the commitment of adult converts. 

In one Bible story, a chieftain agrees to convert and submit his clan to the procedure as a show of commitment to a peace treaty. 

(While the men lie incapacitated, the whole town is then slain by the Israelites.)

In Islam, painful male circumcision serves as a rite of passage into manhood, initiation into a powerful club. By contrast, in some Muslim cultures cutting away or burning the female clitoris and labia ritually establishes the submission of women by reducing sexual arousal and agency.

An estimated 2 million girls annually are subjected to the procedure, with consequences including hemorrhage, infection, painful urination and death.

6. Blood sacrifice – In the list of religion’s worst ideas, this is the only one that appears to be in its final stages. 

Only some Hindus (during the Festival of Gadhimai, goddess of power) and some Muslims (during Eid al Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice) continue to ritually slaughter sacrificial animals on a mass scale. 

Hindu scriptures including the Gita and Puranas forbid ritual killing, and most Hindus now eschew the practice based on the principle of ahimsa, but it persists as a residual of folk religion.

When our ancient ancestors slit the throats of humans and animals or cut out their hearts or sent the smoke of sacrifices heavenward, many believed they were literally feeding supernatural beings. 

In time, in most religions, the rationale changed—the gods didn’t need feeding so much as signs of devotion and penance. The residual child sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible (yes, it is there) typically has this function.

Christianity’s persistent focus on blood atonement — the notion of Jesus as the be-all-end-all lamb without blemish, the final “propitiation” for human sin — is hopefully the last iteration of humanity’s long fascination with blood sacrifice.

Hell_Planes5. Hell – Whether we are talking about Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, an afterlife filled with demons, monsters, and eternal torture was the worst suffering the Iron Age minds could conceive and medieval minds could elaborate. 

Invented, perhaps, as a means to satisfy the human desire for justice, the concept of Hell quickly devolved into a tool for coercing behavior and belief.

Most Buddhists see hell as a metaphor, a journey into the evil inside the self, but the descriptions of torturing monsters and levels of hell can be quite explicit. 

Likewise, many Muslims and Christians hasten to assure that it is a real place, full of fire and the anguish of non-believers. 

Some Christians have gone so far as to insist that the screams of the damned can be heard from the center of the Earth or that observing their anguish from afar will be one of the pleasures of paradise.

4. Karma  Like hell, the concept of karma offers a selfish incentive for good behavior — it’ll come back at you later — but it has enormous costs. Chief among these is a tremendous weight of cultural passivity in the face of harm and suffering. 

Secondarily, the idea of karma sanctifies the broad human practice of blaming the victim. If what goes around comes around, then the disabled child or cancer patient or untouchable poor (or the hungry rabbit or mangy dog) must have done something in either this life or a past one to bring their position on themselves.

3. Eternal Life – To our weary and unwashed ancestors, the idea of gem encrusted walls, streets of gold, the fountain of youth, or an eternity of angelic chorus (or sex with virgins) may have seemed like sheer bliss. 

But it doesn’t take much analysis to realize how quickly eternal paradise would become hellish—an endless repetition of never changing groundhog days (because how could they change if they were perfect).

The real reason that the notion of eternal life is such a bad invention, though, is the degree to which it diminishes and degrades existence on this earthly plane. 

With eyes lifted heavenward, we can’t see the intricate beauty beneath our feet. Devout believers put their spiritual energy into preparing for a world to come rather than cherishing and stewarding the one wild and precious world we have been given.

2. Male Ownership of Female Fertility – The notion of women as brood mares or children as assets likely didn’t originate with religion, but the idea that women were created for this purpose, that if a woman should die of childbearing “she was made to do it,” most certainly did. 

Traditional religions variously assert that men have a god-ordained right to give women in marriage, take them in war, exclude them from heaven, and kill them if the origins of their offspring can’t be assured. Hence Catholicism’s maniacal obsession with the virginity of Mary and female martyrs.

As we approach the limits of our planetary life support system and stare dystopia in the face, defining women as breeders and children as assets becomes ever more costly. 

We now know that resource scarcity is a conflict trigger and that demand for water and arable land is growing even as both resources decline. 

And yet, a pope who claims to care about the desperate poor lectures them against contraception while Muslim leaders ban vasectomies in a drive to outbreed their enemies.

1.Bible-from-istock Bibliolatry (aka Book Worship) – Preliterate people handed down their best guesses about gods and goodness by way of oral tradition, and they made objects of stone and wood, idols, to channel their devotion. 

Their notions of what was good and what was Real and how to live in moral community with each other were free to evolve as culture and technology changed. But the advent of the written word changed that.

As our Iron Age ancestors recorded and compiled their ideas into sacred texts, these texts allowed their understanding of gods and goodness to become static. 

The sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam forbid idol worship, but over time the texts themselves became idols, and many modern believers practice—essentially—book worship, also known as bibliolatry.

“Because the faith of Islam is perfect, it does not allow for any innovations to the religion,” says one young Muslim explaining his faith online.

His statement betrays a naïve lack of information about the origins of his own dogmas. 

But more broadly, it sums up the challenge all religions face moving forward. Imagine if a physicist said:

“Because our understanding of physics is perfect, it does not allow for any innovations to the field.”

Adherents who think their faith is perfect, are not just naïve or ill informed. They are developmentally arrested, and in the case of the world’s major religions, they are anchored to the Iron Age, a time of violence, slavery, desperation and early death.

Ironically, the mindset that our sacred texts are perfect betrays the very quest that drove our ancestors to write those texts. 

Each of the men who wrote part of the Bible, Quran, or Gita took his received tradition, revised it, and offered his own best articulation of what is good and real. We can honor the quest of our spiritual ancestors, or we can honor their answers, but we cannot do both.

Religious apologists often try to deny, minimize, or explain away the sins of scripture and the evils of religious history. 

“It wasn’t really slavery.” “That’s just the Old Testament.” “He didn’t mean it that way.” “You have to understand how bad their enemies were.” “Those people who did harm in the name of God weren’t real [Christians/Jews/Muslims].” 

Such platitudes may offer comfort, but denying problems doesn’t solve them. Quite the opposite, in fact. Change comes with introspection and insight, a willingness to acknowledge our faults and flaws while still embracing our strengths and potential for growth.

In a world that is teeming with humanity, armed with pipe bombs and machine guns and nuclear weapons and drones, we don’t need defenders of religion’s status quo — we need real reformation, as radical as that of the 16th Century and much, much broader. 

It is only by acknowledging religion’s worst ideas that we have any hope of embracing the best.

About the author: Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of “Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light” and “Deas and Other Imaginings.”

Yin Yang Colours of Feng Shui

Yin Yang and the Colours of Feng Shui

Have you ever wondered what feelings do you have when you look at bright red rose in the garden? Can you imagine if a garden that does not have colorful flowers but only the green foliage? Early in the morning when you see a newly opened flower in your garden, your heart is filled with joy and happiness. Each flower in the garden has a different color and hue that affects you differently. While the white lily touches your soul for its serenity, the red rose with its vibrant energy elicits a feeling of love and passion. The feeling is different because the flower is reflecting a different color and Feng Shui uses this natural magic of colors to transform your life.

A rose is red because it reflects red color and Feng Shui makes use of this reflected energy to create a balance between yin and yang energies that suits your personality or your environment.

You may be aware of two types of energies (yin and yang) that the colors in Feng Shui represent. You can think of yin energy as like a plant growing from the earth. It comes from the soil, raising itself upward and moving toward the sky. As yin energy moves up to the sky it becomes diffused and dissipated. Yin energies have an element of dreaminess about them and the colors like blue, white, green and purple according to Feng Shui are believed to have yin energies.

If your home office is full of creative and dream-inducing objects or colors, Feng Shui may ask you to get rid of them (at least some of them) and introduce in their place more vibrant colors that will help you get in the right spirit to do some work and be enthusiastic.

Every association you have with a color contributes in some way to how you are. That is why colors play a meaningful role within the practice of Feng Shui. It is very essential for you to understand why toning down or playing up certain Feng Shui colors in your home will help you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself in your life. The guiding principle in using Feng Shui Colors should be to achieve balance rather than excess. Whether you are planning the color scheme of your home, office, garden or personal appearance, the following characteristics of the colors in Feng Shui practice will give you an insight into how they can be used in Feng Shui design.

Yin Colors & Feng Shui

Yin colors according to Feng Shui are the colors which bring about healing and relaxation. The relation between colors and Feng Shui can be better understood by taking the example of some colors as given below.

Blue: Blue color according to Feng Shui has yin energy and it is calm and soothing. This color has great significance in Feng Shui as it reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. Since it is the color of the sea and sky, Feng Shui associates it with adventure and exploration. Navy blue it the color of intellect and wisdom.

Black: Black color in Feng Shui symbolizes money and income, black is great for careers, especially when combined with metal. It is the Feng Shui color of emotional protection and power.

Purple: Purple, the color which lies at the end of the spectrum, has a great significance in spiritual Feng Shui. The color is excellent for physical and mental healing and Feng Shui associates it with spiritual awareness.

White: The color in Feng Shui represents poise, confidence and purity. Because of its yin energy, Feng Shui uses this color mostly in combination with gold or silver to generate an atmosphere The other yin colors of Feng Shui are pink and green which also have their individual properties that are used in Feng Shui practice.

Yang colors and Feng Shui

Yellow: Yellow color in Feng Shui is considered to be as auspicious as red. Yellow represents sunbeams, warmth, motion, cheerfulness and friendliness. However, according to a noted color Feng Shui consultant, prolonged exposure to large amounts of intense yellow can cause anxiety.
Orange: With a lot of yang energy the orange color has great significance for spiritual Feng Shui practice as it strengthens your concentration. You might use this color when your creative well runs dry. Orange color in Feng Shui is used to give you a sense of purpose. Orange is the color of organization.
The other yang colors of Feng Shui are Tan/Beige, Brown, Red, Mauve, Maroon and lavender and gold. Each color has its significance such as money, luck or romance. These colors can be used in different combinations with Feng Shui elements for balancing the chi of your Feng Shui home, Feng Shui bed room, or Feng Shui office.
Colors & Feng Shui also have a lot to do with the direction in which your home sits. There are different colors that Feng Shui defines for the use in exterior facades of your house. Exterior colors of your house in Feng Shui practice can be used for matching or enhancing the basic house type that you have.

For example if your house is facing towards the south, painting its exterior with white, grey or blue enhances the flow of chi in your home. For houses facing towards East, the colors in earth tones or metal tones are thought to be of much use for enhancing the positive energies of the house.
The above article has been written with the sole aim of introducing you to the significance of relationship between colors and Feng Shui. But in actual Feng Shui practice there are many other factors which need to be given importance, it is very essential for you to understand the core of Feng Shui.
Once you know what is Feng Shui, you are in better position to understand the significance of Feng Shui tips. Remember that opening your heart to universe is more important than knowing meaning of colors and Feng Shui practice, because it is from there that you allow the healing energies to flow in your heart and living environments. The book on The Spiritual Feng Shui has been specially written for Feng Shui study for beginners to bring home the significance of spiritualism for Feng Shui practice.

GMO Food Brands You Didn’t Know

GMO Food Brands You Didn't Know

GMO Food Brands You Didn’t Know

Genetically engineered (GE) food, also known as genetically modified (GM) food, genetically manipulated food, genetically altered foods, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and “Frankenfood.”

GE food has never been proven safe for human consumption; scientists have no idea what it will do to people who eat it.  There is a significant body of scientific evidence that has proven serious human health risks associated with it. —



Aunt Jemima

Lean Cuisine

Aurora Foods



Loma Linda

Best Foods

Marie Calendars

Betty Crocker

Minute Maid




Ms. Butterworth




Nature Valley

Chef Boyardee

Ocean Spray

Coca Cola


Con Agra

Orville Redenbachers

Delicious Brand Cookies

Pasta Roni

Duncan Hynes

Pepperidge Farms

Famous Amos


Frito Lay


General Mills

Pop Secret

Green Giant

Post Cereals

Healthy Choice

Power Bar


Prego Pasta Sauce



Hersheys Nestle

Proctor and Gamble




Ragu Pasta Sauce

Hungry Jack

Rice aroni


Smart Ones

Interstate Bakeries




KC Masterpiece

Tombstone Pizza




Uncle Bens

Kid Cuisine




Kool Aid

Kraft/Philip Morris

Photo credit–© Alancrosthwaite | Dreamstime.comWTF I\’m Eating Photo

Healing With Sound Waves

sound wave vibration

rodIn our last article we discussed the Caduceus and the mistaken use of it as a symbol of medical practice.

In this article we will discuss the Rod of Asclepius and realize its importance in healing. As we know we live in a 3 dimensional world and therefore spiritual and metaphysical attributes are expressed through 3 dimensional objects. The picture to the right the Rod of Asclepius is the single most well known representation of healing.

untitledWhy? How? We’ve turned this image horizontal to illustrate what is being expressed.

A sound wave. What is being expressed is sound.

Our bodies have a electro-magnetic field of energy and as we know, light creates sound , sound creates vibration and vibration creates form.  (see flower of life)


According to Diáne Mandle “All matter is energy vibrating at different rates thus by altering the rate of vibration the structure of matter can be changed. The Himalayan/ Tibetan bowls vibrate at what is historically/traditionally recognized as the frequency of perfection, otherwise known as the Sanskrit mantra ‘AUM’. The healing process they evoke is initiated by entraining our brainwaves to create sympathetic resonance with the perfect vibration of ‘AUM’.

Another way of expressing this concept is to acknowledge that the fundamental status of the universe is a state of absolute harmony. Because we are a part of the natural universe our natural state is also one of harmony.  Disconnection from our core essence through stress, distraction, illness and the challenges of daily life creates dis-ease: spiritual, physical and mental. The sound created from properly played Himalayan bowls gently nudges our consciousness back to our natural state of blissful tranquility and health.” see more at

Our ancestors understand sound vibration, and I believe so well that tibetan singing bowls and other such objects were not required. Sound waves were set up within their own physical being.

It is possible to neutralize a sound wave by setting up another sound wave (in your body) of the same pattern which starts from the opposite pole. I am very skeptical of the fact that there are so many depictions, statues and other writings of a “Rod and a Staff” and highly doubt they used them just because they “did a lot of walking”.

In the Emerald Tablets of Thoth it is written “When unto thee there comes  feeling, drawing thee nearer to the dark gate, examine thy heart and find out if that feeling is coming from within. If thou shalt find the darkness thine own thoughts, banish them from within. Send through the body wave of vibration, regular first irregular second, repeating time after time until free. Start the wave force in thy brain center, direct it in waves from thine head to thy foot.”

We have  much to learn from our past.

Caduceus or Kundalini

170px-Rod_of_Asclepius2_svgThe Caduceus is often used incorrectly as a symbol of healthcare organizations and medical practice (especially in North America), due to confusion with the traditional medical symbol, the Rod of Asclepius, (pictured to the right) which has only one snake and is never depicted with wings.

The Caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often “winged staff”.  The Caduceus provides the basis for the astrological symbol, representing the planet Mercury. 

The Caduceus symbol is also a representation of your own primal life force energy. The twin snakes, represent the Kundalini energy rising from the base of your spine, one being feminine and one masculine. Intertwining with the other, allowing the successful person to possess the “wings of new life”as the energy rises and gives a new perspective of life.


This symbol, the caduceus has always been  associated with ALCHEMY, wisdom and sacred life energy.

So why have the medical practices adopted this symbol, especially if it is well known throughout history that this symbol is not a medical symbol?

Why do we rely on outside sources to be in control of our own life energy, health and well being?

You tell me.

For more on the Rod of Asclepius check out how to heal for real

Written by: LJ Vanier

Originally Published



Binaural Beats Can you Really Upgrade Your DNA?

upgrade your dna

Drum Beats long before the invention of EEG equipment have been used in shamanic practices for healing, inner consultation and communicating with higher or inner self.

Binaural beats are brainwave entrainment where audio signals are introduced to cause a response directly related to the frequency. Two tones, that are close in frequency generate a beat at the subsonic level.

Binaural beats can help one achieve the state of mind to embark on the Shamanic Journey. This journey includes healing, attainment of wisdom, and guidance from your inner self ; as well as beings that dwell in the alternate realities and dimensions. These beings can include ancestors, spirit guides, shamans, angels, totem animals and daemons. Scientists have recently proven that DNA can be changed with the use of sound. 

If you are looking to use Binaural Beats for the purpose of meditation or activation. DO NOT USE anything above or below, 432 hz. It is only at 432hz that is in perfect balance with Nature. It is  the vibration of harmony and balance of all things.

The International Standards Organization determined in 1953 that music would be set at 440 hz which causes a direct and unhealthy effect on how our DNA regulates our genetic make up. Most music today is deliberately set at 440hz

This is the DNA change that has occurred. The 440hz  that we are all subjected to, is what we needs to be corrected in order to put our own bodies back in harmony and balance with the earth.. Geometric shapes in holy places generate harmonies that have an effect on our awareness and if combined with mantras (vibrations) we are able to directly and adversely amplify our overall consciousness.