Sunday, September 7, 2008 beats, bach flowers, and peace

First, I would to thank everyone for their kind comments over my last few posts. I saw my homeopathic specialist Friday morning for what I figured would be a quick "wham bang" take these, do this and relax. It wasn't.

After 4 hours of tea, chatting, and laughter she mixed me a bottle of Bach Flower Remedies. She diligently figured out the best 6 (of 38) flower essences which would work for me, and bring about an emotional shift. My bottle contained the essences of Agrimony, Cherry Plum, Holly, Star of Bethlehem, Walnut, and Willow. You can read more about the essences and their properties here at Dr. Bach's Website. I felt a shift very soon after taking them. I feel more calm, more at peace, almost like I've done an hour of yoga and meditation. I feel great actually! :) It's been a long time since I felt refreshed, renewed and on the right track. Its acutally the first time in a long time that I haven't wanted to murder my father! lol

Also she recommended Caprylic Acid, to fight the yeast in my body, and also Probiotics to replenish the good bacteria in my intestinal track. I picked them up at the local health food store, along with some organic groceries. I am starting to "Juice" in the mornings - as per her recommendations. A combination of Beats, Cucumbers, Red Pepper and Celery. It's actually delicious! I felt like I had more energy throughout the day. It's hard for me to eat veggies, so this was a perfect solution. With the left over pulp from the juice I made bran/fiber muffins, it just seemed like a waste to throw out the pulp!

So I am feeling much better! The feelings of depression and hopelessness aren't as strong as they were a mere 3 days ago. I also owe a big thanks to Sacred Suzie and iGoddess. Both are very amazing women, strong and inspiring. Suzie helped me to figure out that I had some very deep rooted emotional issues, mostly involving hate. I never realized how much hate my heart carried around until Suzie told me to take a step back, close my eyes and listen quietly. Dee helped me look at parts of my life, where this hate came from, and helped me to understand that the hate in my heart was taking up too much space, and with all the hate in there, it left very little room for love to enter. She told me to look at what my body is consuming, organics vs processed food, and what I intake is directly related to my feelings.

I realized that I couldn't hang on to this hate anymore, that I had to let it go. It was putting pressure on my heart, I was letting others actions from the past negatively impact my present and future, and for what reason? It's not as if I could change the past, or undo what had been done. I had to realize that everyone is human, and makes mistakes, but those mistakes are not my burden to carry around, so I just let them go. They weren't my problems, I let them go, and let the universe take care of them.
I am going to leave you with one of my altime favourite songs, just released by Miss Alanis Morisette. You can check out the YouTube Link HERE. Its called "Incomplete" and you might have heard it on the radio all ready, if not, have a look at the lyrics, very much an inspiring affirmation for life.

One day I'll find relief
I'll be arrived
And I'll be a friend to my friends who know how to be friends
One day I'll be at peace
I'll be enlightened and I'll be married with children and maybe adopt
One day I will be healed I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy
I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
of being forever incomplete
One day my mind will retreat
And I'll know God And I'll be constantly one with her night dusk and day
One day I'll be secure
Like the women I see on their thirtieth anniversaries
I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
of being forever incomplete
Ever unfolding Ever expanding
Ever adventurous And torturous
But never done
One day I will speak freely
I'll be less afraid
And be measured outside of my poems and lyrics and art
One day I will be faith-filled
I'll be trusting and spacious authentic and grounded and home
I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
of being forever incomplete

Until next time,
Embrace the Journey,
Bret =)


Sacred Suzie said...

Bret, you're doing amazing! I love that you're filly up on all these health-full choices and releasing the anger. Oh the joy that must be flowing through your veins at this change! I am so glad that I could help in some way, I really am. You're doing all the important work though and remind me to drink that weird blueberry and spinach juice I bought and enjoy the energy that will flow to me even though I am scared to drink it.

I have a mix of essences for the sensitive spirit and it helps me too. I'm so glad that you are finding answers to helping you make a positive shift. And that Alanis song is awesome, thank you for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post! And kudos to these 2 women who know their stuff!

This is all such great news. Juicing is fabulous, eh? It's an infusion of vitamins and anti-oxidants that you can almost "feel" hitting your bloodstream. And yes, I always use that left over pulp in soups or muffins.

Anger is such a useless emotion, yet one we all have difficulty letting go of. I held onto so much anger and resentment towards my mother, even after she died! sheesh!
But when that lightbulb goes on, and you accept the fact that everyone has the choice to live their lives however they choose, (right or wrong, good or bad), we can let go of so much negative thinking. We don't need to "change" anyone but ourselves.

You're getting healthy and balanced in your mind and body - they are designed to work together. Soon you'll notice that your body will actually reject processed foods and your mind will not allow any toxic emotions to enter.

You are rocking!
And I LOVE the pic!

Ayre said...

Healthy choices make our emotional selves more healthy too. I know I feel better after eating well all day and usually feel crappy if I haven''s hard to change our habits though...we need others to support us in that journey. You know your real friends are here when you needs us and always at a phone call's length when you don't, waiting for when you do.

iGoddess said...


having a mention on someone else's blog (someone who rocks, btw) is kinda like having a cameo on tv. like, "dude! watch the 8 o'clock news! i'm on it, like, way in the back! you can see me jumping up and down like a loon!" lol

seriously, tho, it's wonderful to see you feeling better and just being happier in general.

and it warms my heart to have helped in some small way. =)

boho mom's right: after a while, your body will just start rejecting those poisons and letting you hear about it!

Anonymous said...

Know that you're incredibly special ... I spent the day yesterday breathing in love and out with JOY! It was amazaing!!

I pulled a card from the Inner Child deck for you (I hope you don't mind)...

Your card is the Guide of Swords - Robin Hood ...

Robin Hood and his merry men lived in twelfth century England. They were outlaw heroes to the native Saxons of Sherwood Forest, stealing from the rich Norman lords and giving the proceeds to the poor peasants who worked the land. During a time of governmental corruption and political intrigue, Robin Hood and his band became symbols of justice, humanitarian service, and goodwill.

The Guide of Swords represents a true merging of understanding, cleverness, and love for one's people or community.

In this card, Robin Hood reveals the Sword by his side and the arrows of higher consciousness and goal orientation in a quiver on his back. He has just retrieved the gold that several rich aristocrats had essentially stolen from the poor by overtaxing and burdening them.

When Robin Hood is present in your reading, be determined to follow in his footsteps. Seize the initiative on your life path. Help the needy. Be generous to the poor. Teach others about the values of justice, fairness, equality and honor. Explore the forests and learn to live in harmony with nature.

Remember the ancient adage: The truth will set you free.

Moonroot said...

Wise words! And so good to hear you're feeling better.

You are inspiring me to take better care of myself and look at my diet, maybe take up juicing, and perhaps seek out a Bach flower therapist. It all sounds worth doing. Thanks!

Sorrow said...

Thanks for the visit, and I am so glad to read that you are feeling better!
be good to yourself!

Nydia said...

It's simply great that you're feeling this better, Bret. And these two girls are awesome indeed!! I believe that taking care of what eat helps a great lot. Your body is the only house you'll have for your entire life, it must be very well taken care of. Just imagine a house where dust and garbage is allaround, there's no way of feeling comfortable inside of it. As Suzie wisely said, the joy that's flowing through your veins will do wonders to you, along with the Bach essences and the positive thought. Congrats on this new step!

Kisses from Nydia.

Anonymous said...

a little "something" for you on my blog. Just copy & paste it into the margin of yours.

mrsb said...

It's good to hear you sounding so positive and taking steps to feel better.

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