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Throughout this year we hosted many exciting and self-healing
workshops and we plan to continue for 2006. Those attending
our Wellness classes have been delighted to better understand
how Network Spinal Analysis works and how amazing their body
really is. Our Meditation participants have been illuminating
the consciousness underlying their pain and creating useful
tools to transform them. Our Somato Respiration integration
is a favorite body/mind class that has helped participants to
increase awareness as well as
their gateways to wellness.
This was indeed a busy year for me. Starting with a dream vacation.
My family and I toured Rome, Florence, and Venice. I love Italy's
ancient sights, famous art, and especially its food! In April,
I was fortunate to attend the biannual Denver Transformation
Gate and 12 Stages of Healing. These retreat weekends are given
around the world and are open to anyone under NSA care. The
deeper I can experience my own physical and mental path, the
better I can guide you on your healing journeys. In July, I
traveled to my hometown in upstate NY for my 40th high school
reunion. That was both scary and wonderful. The lesson that
lingers from my travels: Europeans. other people from around
the world, and even my own classmates seem to be living a
much less stressful life than those of us in the metro NY
This has been a tough year both personally and globally for
all of us. One of my closest friends died, as did my dear 97
year-old mother-in-law. These personal losses, however, seem
small compared to the Tsunami, Katrina, and the Pakistani devastations.
The snowy winters of New York are looking pretty benevolent
compared to what has been occurring in the rest of the world.
These times of tradedy require us to be even more diligent on
our paths to wellness. The more we upgrade our body's hardware
through NSA care, the better we can handle life's software.
The more flexible our nervous system, the better we can adopt
to outside stresses and tragedies. The more grounded we are
in our rhythms the better we can live our lives and do what
we want to be doing for our family, our friends, and ourselves.
If we are only living in survival, we can't be much help to
ourselves, let alone anyone else.
this letter goes to mail, I will be joining my mother for the
holidays, who by the way is also celebrating her 80th birthday.
She is one of the smartest and most giving people I know. In
a world that often sends us very different messages, she is
a steadfast model of gratitude. For example, she has always
tithed one tenth of her modest income. When all seems lost,
remember to give gratitude. This simple strategy can lift you
out of yourself into community and connection.
center is changing its name to "Holistic Oasis"
because our mission is to be the source for wellness on your
journey to wholeness. We now have many self healing workshops
in the center including: share sessions for Network Spinal Analysis
(NSA) to understand your healing body, Consciousness groups
to free your mind, and Somato Respiration Integration to connect
This year has been a little more peaceful than last, but hectic
as usual. In February, I went to the incredible Denver Transformational
Gate and 12 stages of Healing. These seminars are given around
the world and are open to anyone under NSA care. In both May
and November, I attended the advanced Certified Level Intensive
seminars in Colorado for providers of NSA care. The deeper I
can experience my own physical and mental path, the better I
can guide you on your healing journey.
is a time of enormous change, not just in my family and office
but also in the community and world. Perhaps that's why I have
been unusually overwhelmed and even anxious lately. It feels
like a new reality or consciousness is emerging around me.
As my son is transitioning from adolescence to teen, I am grappling
with safety issues of computer, friends, and sex. I am learning
when it's appropriate to let go as well. My retired husband,
who is now Mr. Mom, is doing those things I used to do more
competently than I. Our massage therapist has gone into her
family business, and since I have always loved Amma massage,
I am looking for someone with that expertise to replace her.
Another Andrea, Andrea Davis, is a nutritionist who has joined
our facility on Thursdays. My assistant Sophia is moving to
Atlanta, Georgia with her family and we will dearly miss her
serene competence. Until I find her replacement, I will be wearing
two hats again. The challenges in your life may have different
names and circumstances but add up to the same result.
We each experience overwhelm at different times and in various
ways. We overwork, overeat, watch too much TV, stay on the computer
too long and don't get enough exercise. When our nervous system
can no longer adapt, we become sick or shut down. Our body may
delete metabolic pathways, kill cells, alter organs or overuse
systems. We become frazzled, angry, anxious and depressed. This
results in frustration, fatigue, pain and illness.
Just when I get a little too cool for my britches, I usually
get a dose of humility. A few weeks ago, I woke up with severe
back pain and had difficulty getting on my shoes. I went for
my biweekly chiropractic visit and during the entrainment began
to have that welcomed respiratory wave. I knew immediately the
back pain was melting. I laughed to myself, "This stuff
really works!" The pain gradually dissipated during the
day and by the next day was practically gone.
day Sophia told me she was leaving in l week for Atlanta, I
didn't know how I was going to keep it together. On my walk
back from the bank, I went up to the quiet roof of my office
building hoping to recharge. For 10 minutes before afternoon
hours, I paced back and forth in the warm sun and breathed
breathed...breathed. I felt almost "normal" again.
Breathing is simply essential and can literally bring us back
from the "dead". Next month I'm going to begin Somatic
Respiratory Integration (SRI) and meditation classes in the
office to facilitate your Network care and your life.
We presume the injuries we've had and the tests that show pathology
to be permanent. We are much more dynamic and changing than
we have assumed. We are a hologram living in a holographic cosmos.
Every cell in our body contains changeable DNA information.
Each atom consists of particles separated by distances far greater
in size than the particles themselves. This space or distance
is the same "field" in all atoms of every cell in
all matter. Unfortunately, most of our lives are consumed by
the particles in our "material" inner and outer world.
The space between the particles is more important more fluid
and changing. This field is the same within each human and makes
up the whole universe. The particles are bonded by a force some
call love and others say the opposite of love is fear. If we
let go of our fear and experience this unity of field, we realize
we are more alike and have more in common than not. If we suspend
the illusion of our limited time/space reality, we shift to
an expanded reality that includes diversity in race religion
and gender. I believe with Network Spinal Analysis care, each
respiration and oscillation increases our inner awareness and
connection altering our existing time/space patterns. From a
new shifted perspective, we more fully experience our world