Every year I have three chances to get serious about my new year’s resolutions: January 1, my birthday, and Chinese New Year. In the past four months, so much has been changing that I haven’t had time to think of resolutions, except I resolved to write an update.
Since December, I’ve been volunteering at the local women’s shelter doing trauma release and healing once a week. The women are bright, responsive, and so thankful that they have not been forgotten. It’s an honor and a privilege to work with them. They are very special indeed.
Also in December, Dan and I developed an organic spice tea designed to help with type 2 diabetes and support blood vessel and heart health. Our goal is to create a line of convenient teas and spice blends, each combination using spices which support the body for optimum wellness. We call them Healing Life Foods.
The book “Waking the Tiger,” by Dr. Peter Levine, is responsible for changing the way I handle trauma release. It now includes resolution and redemption of traumas, and the whole process is facilitated with the addition of essential oils. My husband Dennis used essential oils in his practice, but I never understood how they worked, or used them effectively in my own life. To find out for myself if there was a measurable improvement in meridian energy, I charted all subsequent clients, applied the oil their body chose through muscle testing, and recharted without having used microcurrent on them. In every case, readings went from being in the sixty percent range of body energy to the eighties. Very impressive.
For the third time, I changed the name of my album, and I finally feel it’s the right one — Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled. We are working on final tracks now. In December, the Lord told me 2015 would be the year of fruition. Things which had been seeded a long time would suddenly come to completion, and it’s happening in all of the above areas of my life, especially the album of Scripture songs. It is definitely their time to be released to uplift and encourage those who hear them.
On Valentine’s Day, Hedy turned eight. She doesn’t look or act a day over five, and I suspect she will have her Lab puppy-brain well into old age. Both of us have a little white in our black hair. Well, I have more than she does, but, in dog years, she’s only fifty-six, whereas I am all of sixty-eight and proud of it.
I like my life. I have meaningful work. I love watching people get free of traumas they thought would haunt them all their days. I love discovering the healing properties in plants and seeds with their anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory phyto-chemicals and abilities to cleanse cells and even repair DNA. There is so much pain and suffering, insecurity, loss, anxiety and fear these days, and I love being one of those who gets to help with tools that continue to astound me.
May your new year be blessed with wholeness and peace of mind and heart as you walk into wise and surprising plans that God has for you, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).