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Green Smoothies & Your Health

Friday, February 28th, 2014

These days Green Smoothies are all the rage and are promoted as one of the best things you can do for your health because they are made of 40% leafy greens, 60% fruit and often times extra nutritious additions such as hemp protein, chia or flax seeds, coconut oil, raw cacao powder and/or spirulina. And if you have a winter garden you can just go outside and pluck your fresh greens.

This power packed drink, chock full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber promises to be a healthy addition to your diet…or does it?  According to both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, drinking a green smoothie may have just the opposite effect on your body when consumed regularly over a long period of time.

 

Detrimental Factors of Green Smoothies

 Coldness ~ According to Chinese medicine, cold beverages, especially the first thing in the morning can destroy kidney yin, thus depleting our core vitality. Ayruvedic medicine teaches us that regular intake this type of food may aggravate our Vata causing a cold, rough, and dryness in body constitution, promoting symptoms such as variable energy, poor circulation, endocrine disorders, anxiety, or pain in our joints.

Depletes Ojas ~ According to Ayruvedic medicine aggravated Vata is also associated with the breaking down of all bodily tissues. Initially, the releasing of enormous energy makes us feel energetic, however over time our bones, marrow, nerve and reproductive systems can become depleted, effecting our immune systems and helping us become susceptible to auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue and other health issues.

Difficult to Digest ~ The large quantity of ingredients in a green smoothie makes it heavy and hard to digest, especially if you add super foods such as chia/flax seeds, hemp protein or coconut oil.

High in Oxalates ~ Greens are high oxalate foods and over time may help serious health issues to develop such as kidney stones.

 

The important thing to remember is that moderation is the key! Although green smoothies may initially be a great addition to your diet, actually reversing some health problems, you need to listen carefully to your body and know when it’s time to slow down consumption or stop drinking them entirely.

Having Problems Sleeping?

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Welcome to the 5th World!

Since the ending of the Mayan Calendar and the Fourth World, many people have commented to me that their sleeping patterns have changed.  No longer can they sleep through the night uninterrupted or fall asleep easily. Or like me, they need far fewer hours of sleep each night.

Why is this happening?  Because the Fifth World is ruled by the element of Ether or Spirit, the old ways are no longer working.  Our life pace has quickened and we are being challenged to change ourselves in all facets of our lives.

As shown in previous newsletters, NASA has reported that as a result of a hole in our magnetosphere, (layer of Earth’s atmosphere that protects us from solar winds), we are constantly being exposed to larger amounts of solar radiation and plasma, thus disrupting our sensitive nervous system and bio-electric energies.  Although these same energies are also raising our consciousness, this process forces us to release and transform old emotional and mental patterns.  In doing so our sleep cycles may be disrupted as our body and psyche realigns itself.  We can also awaken from violent or unpleasant dreams as we purge our unconscious of persistent negative patterning.

This subconscious, psychological and emotional purification can also cause us to feel compelled to fall asleep at unusual times during the day.  So if you can, please allow these periods of deep sleep to occur as they help acclimate and integrate your body during these energetic transitions.

Hugs for Healing

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

If you consciously bring in Divine Love when you are hugging someone, you can turn the experience into a healing one. Simply see yourself receiving Divine Love for your own well-being and then visualize your heart space opening while imaging Love flowing out to the heart of the other person. Remain hugging the other person until you are sure they are ready to let go. By doing so you can open a new way of communication for both  you and the
people you hug.

 

About Your Spiritual Healer                                                                                                                                                                                    Barbara-Lynn Freed is a Mystic, Spiritual Healer and Teacher, who believes in a holistic approach to life, and has a love for helping people understand the mysteries and challenges in their lives.  In 1992 she founded “Awakening the Heart! spiritual healing practice, and was ordained as an Alliance of Divine Love, interfaith Minister in 1993.  

Her 30 year eclectic background includes a four year apprenticeship in Native American spirituality and healing, and further studies in Dreams, Women’s Mysteries, Archeo-Astronomy, and the Mystical Branches of the World’s Major Religions, plus a cross-cultural study of ancient and indigenous people’s perception of the land, time, and space.  Barbara-Lynn radiates profound inner peace and centeredness. She understands the sacredness of life and experiences the interconnectedness of all things. Through her Alliance of Divine Love ministry she teaches people how to love themselves.  Visit her website for more information.

The Grass May Not Be Greener In Your Neighbor’s Yard!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Have you ever looked at a blade of grass? I mean really looked at it! Get down on your hands and knees and see the way it’s growing in the ground. Are the roots sticking up out of the earth? What about how its body is shaped, or the pattern on that particular individual piece? Have you studied how all the blades so wonderfully fit together to form the carpet of green we take for granted? The next time you step out of your house, recognize and surrender to the beauty of the grass. Say hello with intent of respect & honoring. You may be surprised that it says hello to you too!