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Physical Issues can be Indicators of Emotional and Spiritual Blocks

Your prayer causes you to focus, and the Law of Attraction causes everything in the Universe that’s in vibrational harmony with your focus to come to you.

Abraham-Hicks, Lincroft, NJ, G-10/15/96

        We have with in our bodies an innate ability to heal.  If this is true why are so many people sick?  I have been a fan of the Abraham-Hicks materials for many years and I believe in the Law of Attraction.  This law is not new to us through Abraham-Hicks, it is a law that has been true since the beginning of time, that we are just becoming aware of again.

It is not hocus pocus or New Age fluff that our thoughts create our reality.  We are either sick or healthy depending upon the qualities of our thoughts.  This understanding is stated beautifully in this passage from the children’s book Sara, that is part of the body of work of Abraham-Hicks

You see, your bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each holding the vision of their perfection and of their perfect place in the perfect whole…You see, Sara, every time anyone, even a tiny little cell in your body, asks for something – it is always given. So, when a body is injured, in some way, the cells closest to the injury calculate exactly what they need to regain their balance – and they send out immediate requests. And, instantly, the Energy begins to flow, and all other aspects of the body being to respond, too. Special helping nutrients of all kinds begin making their way through the body, and the natural healing begins, immediately. And when the person, who lives in this body, is happy or eager, or appreciative – then the healing is allowed. But if that person is sad or angry, or fearful – the healing is hindered or resisted.

Abraham-Hicks information in Sara (Book for children) pgs. 112-113

Our cells not only give signals to the body systems but also to us as they send us information of what they need to return to health.  Often times we miss the signals because we are so busy focused on what is wrong with us.  It becomes a vicious cycle because the more energy and focus you put on an issue the bigger it becomes.

I have experienced painful, physical issues, so I know how difficult it is to take your focus off of what is happening in your body, to putting your focus on a new story that will turn the issue around.  It is challenging to focus on harmony and wholeness when that is not what you are experiencing, but that is the very prescription you need to return to health.

I also believe that issue in our physical body block our ability to be radiant, magnetic and live the life of our dreams.  How can the pain in my shoulder keep me from manifesting a new house or a new job?  When we are in pain we are angry, fearful and frustrated, which are lower vibrational thoughts, and it is impossible to manifest from that vibrational state.  Manifestation occurs out of aligned, grateful, joyful, happy thoughts, which are higher vibrational thoughts.

I believe there is a pathway from the lower vibration thoughts to the higher vibrational thoughts and it is something everyone can do.  I have done it each time I have moved from sickness to harmony and health after an illness.  The pathway is a whole body approach which includes the mind, the body, emotions and spirit.  This may sound complicated and overwhelming but it is not if you have someone to guide you.

I feel that I have had the experiences I have had in my life so that I can be a midwife for others who desire a return to health.  I guide people through a whole body experience that will create the pathway back to health and harmony so they can return to their natural state of radiance and magnetism and back to creating a life of your dreams.  If you are ready to transform your life drop me an email or give me a call so we can see if this is right for you.

Be as happy as you want to be in a world gone mad. Be as safe as you want to be in a world that is afraid of everything. Be as healthy as you want to be in a world that is mostly sick. Don’t let the statistics that someone else has created affect you. You get to choose — you are wise enough, smart enough, deliberate enough.

Abraham-Hicks, G 11/24/90

Katelyn’s Personal Transformation

I believe that beauty is both and internal and an external affair.  I also believe that we can enhance our external beauty by giving our body proper nutrition and exercise so that it can function at its greatest efficiency and our inner beauty can radiate.  I have written before about how toxins can take your radiance away and how they can also increase the amount of fat you carry around with you.

With that in mind I want to share a little bit about what happened to me when I decided to feed my body what it needed to be at its best.  I added exercise, upgraded my eating to and even better level than it was at and added nutritional supplements to fill in the gaps in what I wasn’t getting from my food.

Here are my beginning and ending:

The first photo was taken a couple of years ago.     The second photo was taken January 26, 2012

Getting from the way I looked in the first photo to how I look now was a process that had fits and starts.  I was committed to becoming the best I could be because I want to live a long, healthy life with a strong, healthy body.


STAGE ONE

It started in 2010 when I began a three month experiment to see what would happen if I used the It Works Ultimate Body Applicator and the Defining Gel and Thermofit on a regular basis.  I lost 30.5 inches from my body but only lost 5 pounds.  Here is how I looked at the beginning and the end of the three months:

This is me in Feb 201o.

I wrote in my blog journal that I looked like a female version of the Michelin Man.  The Ultimate Body Applicator is made so you can put it anywhere on your body. You can cut it in 4 and use it on your chin, you can cut it in half and do your arms, calves and thighs. I have heard of women wrapping their breasts and going down 2 cup sizes so I tried in during my experiment and lost 2.5 inches. That is sure a lot easier, less painful and less expensive than having breast reduction!  I also wrapped my butt and lost 2.5 inches. This thing works any place you put it!

After three months I looked like this:

This was without exercising and just using the three products I mentioned.  I was disappointed that I didn’t lose more weight but I felt better about how I looked and how I felt.

STAGE 2: QUITTING MY 26 YEAR CAREER AND TRANSFORMING MY BODY

In May of 2011 I quit my 26 year career as a psychologist to focus on helping people get healthy. This time I knew I needed to transform from the inside out and release energy from holding space for challenged clinics for 26 years.  If I was going to help others I needed to model what I was talking about and knew that I needed more work on my own body as well as my mind/emotions. I became very introspective for many months as I explored where I wanted to take my journey now that I was free to do what I wanted.  I felt the weight melting away as I left a career that had weighed me down for a long time.

I started wrapping again and continued to take the thermofit and through the summer I worked with a personal trainer for a couple of months.  Exercise has always been a challenge for me because it wasn’t something that was taught to me as a child so it never became part of my daily routine.  Just adding exercise a couple of days a week helped and by the end of November I had lost about 13 pounds.

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

In early November I was asked to be part of The It Works Ultimate Challenge to test a new protein superfood that they were bringing onto the market.  I was one of about 300 who did the challenge.  The challenge ran from mid November to the 2nd week in January which meant that it went through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  We drank a morning shake/smoothie made with Profit protein every morning, exercised and ate in a new way.  We had a package of supplements and a meal replacement bar for a snack that we included in our daily routine.  I didn’t do as well as I would have liked with exercise but I did increase it from what I was doing before.  It was a challenge to go through the holidays and I think if it would have been any other time my results would have been even better!  In two months on the challenge I lost 7.5 pounds ( so my total was 20 pounds smaller than in the first photo) and 21.5 inches.

We gave our bodies a total transformation with the cutting edge nutrition provided in the Ultimate Makeover.  Using the Ultimate Body Applicator to transform the outside and the Ultimate Profit to transform the inside I don’t  see the same person in the mirror and I feel 10 or more years younger.

The results from the challenge for others were also amazing.  The average weight loss was 28 pounds and there were 3 people whose losses where in the high 30 pound range. This challenge was not just about losing weight.  It was about a lifestyle change.  The impact that the proper nutrition and supplements had on our bodies was transformational.  I saw my body change is ways I wasn’t expected as my muscles became more defined, my face began to look younger and my energy and stamina improved.  I would recommend this challenge to anyone who wants to transform their body, get healthier and be more radiant.

I was actually blessed with miracle healing from the ProFIT that you can read about in this Beauty Comes Disquised as something else.    In it you will discover what can happen when you give your body the food and nutrition it requires.

You can learn more about the the products I mentioned and the Ultimate Makeover at Dimensions of Beauty.

Beauty Often Comes Disquised as Something Else!

We all have parts of our body that we don’t like, mine is my stomach.  I should clarify that.  I don’t like the way it looks, and have been working for a long time to get to the place where I like it more.   But the way it looks is because of life saving surgery, which took place 26 years ago, when I had a strangulated bowel.   It was the worse thing I ever had happen to me.  I was told that the pain you feel is worse than a gun shot wound to the stomach.  I can say it was 100 times worse than labor, but knowing labor breathing is what I think saved my life, but that is another story, for another time.

The scar that you see, in the photo below,  is the result of an 8 hour emergency surgery where 2 feet of my intestine had to be removed because it had died. My doctor told me that 95-99% of the people who have this condition die because it is hard to find.  I had gone to the hospital three days earlier and  was told to go home because it was just gas.  If they would have discovered the problem at that point they could have saved the intestine and me a lot of pain.  The two feet that were removed had specific functions.  One the absorption of B12 and the absorption of bile.  Because I could no longer absorb them I had to have B12 injections and take a medication that would absorb bile so I didn’t get sick.

If I didn’t take the medicine I would get diarrhea.  I haven’t had a normal bowel movement in 26 years and often got sick even if I took the medication.  I tried several times over the years to stop taking it, because it is a pain, it taste nasty and it is expensive, but I never could without getting sick.   I was afraid to be without it, actually because I knew what the consequences were.

Here is where the beautiful miracle part comes in…

I was part of an 8 week challenge with my company to test a new protein powder/superfood that they were going to introduce to the line called ProFIT.  Midway through the challenge I started feeling constipated.  Trust me it was a new experience for me.  Just over two weeks ago I stopped taking my medication to see what would happen.  What happened is that I am back to normal, how I was before the surgery, with normal bowel movements.  I have also lost almost 8 pounds and 22 inches, because of this amazing superfood,.

Now, you tell me how your body can recreate a function that was removed, because I can’t figure it out.  That is how beautiful our bodies are.  This is life changing for me!  I never thought I would ever get off of the medication and have a normal body again.  So what if my stomach has a large crater through it?  When you think about it on the level of renewal and what some call healing, it is beautiful even in the state it is in.

I asked the formulator of the ProFIT if she thought it was possible that this happened because I was taking it.  She said it was the combination of ProFIT and Greens which were part of the Ultimate Makeover.   I love miracles, especially when they happen to me.

This is how my stomach has looked for most of 26 years

I have written about my stomach before in this blog of June 24, 2010, Titled Uncovered, my WEIRD BUT BEAUTIFUL TUMMY   http://myitworksmakeover.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/uncovered-my-weird-but-beautiful-tummy/   It was written after I posted this photo, and was struggling with what people would think:

In light of what has just happened that is a very prophetic thought I had 18 months ago!  Love your body, with all of it’s so called flaws and blemishes, because it is truly a miracle!

On a Secret Mission to Get Fit over the Holidays!

It sounds like a crazy idea to get fit during the holidays, doesn’t it?

In the latest studies the weight gain is less than was previous thought but it lasted all year and added up over time.

“Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), lead by Jack A. Yanovski, M.D., Ph.D conducted a study about weight gain over the holidays.

The researchers found that study volunteers believed that they had gained much more weight than they actually had over the holidays, overestimating their weight gain by slightly more than 3 pounds. Fewer than 10 percent of subjects gained more than 5 pounds over the holiday season. However, Dr. Yanovski added, overweight and obese volunteers were more likely to gain five pounds than were those who were not overweight, which suggests that the holiday season may present special risks for those who are already overweight.

“Although an average holiday weight gain of less than a pound may seem unimportant, that weight was not lost over the remainder of the year,” Dr. Yanovski said. When 165 of the study volunteers were weighed a year after the study began, they had not lost the extra weight gained during the holidays, and ended the year a pound and a half heavier (1.4 lb) than they were the year before.

“This is a ‘good news/bad news’ story,” said Dr. Yanovski. “The good news is that people don’t gain as much weight as we thought during the holidays. The bad news is that weight gained over the winter holidays isn’t lost during the rest of the year.”

This year I am approaching Holiday eating differently.  I am doing a complete lifestyle change.  Thanks to products from the company I represent, It Works Global, I am losing weight and inches already and the season has just begun.  Over the past 6 months since I quit my job I have lost 15 pounds and now, since the 15th of Nov I have lost 4 more for a total of 19 pounds and about 8 inches.

It is exciting to see what happens when I incorporated products that help the body do what it is meant to do, use food and burn off what it doesn’t need.  My goal is to be down another 10 or 11 pounds by the first of the year.

So rather than making resolutions to lose weight on January 1, I will be revealing my before and after photos!  I can’t wait to show you and tell you how I did it!

Follow this link for a sneak peak at something that is helping other people manage holiday weight gain. Link

Why I love the Ultimate Body Applicator

When I first heard about the Ultimate Body Applicator and how it is a natural toxin release product I knew I had found something special.  The first time I tried it I felt more energy and lighter and  my body was 8 an 1/4 inches smaller after 45 minutes and I was sure it was something special.

The Ultimate Body Applicator is one of my favorite things for detoxifying my body, improving my energy and I love that has helped me lose 30 inches from my body.  When people hear that it can slim the body in 45 minutes, while it detoxifies, they roll their eyes.   I have seen a lot of eye rolling since I started selling it 3 and half years ago. Those are uninformed eyes rolling because there is nothing like it on the market so  if they haven’t tried this product they can’t compare it to something else.

The Ultimate Body Applicator sounds like a vanity product, because it slims down the body but in reality it heals the body, helps reduce stretch marks and cellulite and makes you feel better.  Liposuction and Botox, those are vanity products.  This is a product that improves your health and to me that is much more important than losing inches. Over the past three years I have seen how it has made a difference in people’s health and how they feel about themselves.  That’s not a vanity product, it’s a HOPE product!

Here is how it works.  The Applicator is actually a non-woven fabric patch that is 11×22 inches.  On one side is a botanical solution that was developed to take toxins out of the fat cells, so they can flush out naturally.   I love how easy it is to use.  You open the sealed plastic package, put it on your body where you would like, wrap some Saran wrap around it, and you can do what you want for 45 minutes.  When you are done, remove it and throw it away and it keeps working for 72 hours, even though you have removed it. Simple!

Removing toxins brings out your radiance, restores your energy and just helps you feel better.  And those extra inches, not that they weren’t beautiful the way they were, but they aren’t natural. A toxin free body is a healthy body and healthy is beautiful.  Strive for natural beauty, restore your health and improve your energy!



The Amazing Power of the Body to Heal Itself.

I have always been fascinated by the body and all of its amazing functions and intricacies.   The body was created to heal itself. The human body is constantly regulating and restoring old cells with new cells that repair the damage that we create in and on the body. Our bones and muscles contain nerve fibers that grow and repair themselves. Even the liver can have as little as 25 percent of it remaining and can regenerate back into a full-size organ.  Our skin can heal from cuts and burns.  It is amazing when you start to think about it and how beautiful this miraculous process is.  If we can get in touch with how amazing our bodies are we would never use words like “Fat” or “Ugly”.  We would know, without thinking, how beautiful we are.

I know first hand the incredible ability our body has to heal itself. I have several stories of miraculous healing that occurred in my body, which shouldn’t have happened and I will share one of them here.   While reading a book recently called “Learning to Breath” by Alison Wright, her vivid description of her pain due to a near fatal car accident reminded me of something that happened to me. One of the things that stood out in the book was how she kept herself alive by focusing on her breathing.

I should have died 26 years ago when I was afflicted with an extremely painful strangulated bowel.  This is something I usually don’t talk about because it happened a long time ago, but it is a powerful illustration of the beauty of the body and how it can restore itself. I was told by the surgeon who did my surgery that 95% of the people who get this die because it is not easily diagnosed.  In my research for this blog I found that certain death from strangulated bowel is caused by a delay in treatment of more than 24 hours and gangrene. Many people died after the surgery for the same reasons.  My treatment was delayed for 72 hours because my condition was misdiagnosed and by that time gangrene had already taken 2 feet of my intestine.  I was essentially dying inside.  Mine was caused by  a volvulus, which is a bowel obstruction in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.

To give you an idea of the severity of this condition I will describe what happened to me, even though it is no fun to revisit this event.  I woke up on a Saturday morning in severe abdominal pain and after a couple of hours decided to take myself to the emergency room.  The pain was so extreme that at one point I ended up on the floor curled up in pain.  The doctor came in and got upset with me for being on the floor.  I had to be held on to the x-ray machine because I couldn’t stand by myself.  After the doctor looked at the x-ray she told me I had gas and sent me home. I drove home bent over the wheel clutching my stomach.   I didn’t believe her diagnosis and left defeated.  I just wanted the pain to go away.

Some years later I was told by a doctor that the pain from a strangulated bowel is comparable to a gunshot wound to the abdomen, so being told I had gas was very disheartening.  There was nothing that would take away the pain, which I compare to severe labor pains that were two minutes apart. I would have severe pain followed by a two-minute reprieve and the pain would return for several minutes.  This pattern went on for 72 hours.  What was happening was, my body was trying to reject the part of my intestine that was dead.

I have never felt pain like this in my life and I hope I never do again.  There were times when I just wanted to die so I didn’t have to feel it. I tried hot baths, I tried forcing myself to vomit, nothing helped.   On Sunday my husband came home and found me on the bathroom floor and I begged him to call the doctor again.  This time I was prescribed a laxative without even being seen.  We filled the prescription and I took it and had it worked my intestines would have exploded.

It didn’t work and here is where the bodies incredible power comes in.  Early in this process I decided that if it felt so much like labor pains maybe labor breathing would help.  Every time I had a pain I breathed through it using labor breathing techniques.  To me this was an intervention from a higher power because what happened I can only compare to what happens to monks after long periods of breathing meditation. They don’t have to eat or drink for days because their systems slow way down.

That is what happened to me.  All of my digestive and elimination systems shut down or slowed enough that nothing was moving.  My body knew exactly what to do to stay alive and somehow let me know that all I had to do was breathe.  I believe that when the laxative got to my intestine it just sat there because nothing was moving.  I focused only on my breathing and it saved my life.  It was a stroke of genius!  My body wanted to live, it told me what to do to save my life and I listened.

By the time I got to the doctor’s office on Monday morning I looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant.  The doctor took one look at me and called an ambulance.  I remember gripping the attending paramedics hand in a vice grip as we flew to the hospital.  It was evening before the could do surgery but they did discover that there was a loop of bowel twisted upon itself, blocking my intestine.  It couldn’t be seen on the previous x-rays. When they told me they could operate I wanted to cheer!  Anything to take the pain away, even if it was sleeping just the ability to sleep for a few hours in surgery.  After 8 hours of surgery, two feet of black intestine and two buckets of waste were removed from my body and the two ends stapled back together and I had a long recovery ahead of me.  If the doctor would have caught it on Saturday they would have been able to save my intestine.

Imagine that intestine can grow back together with just 2 staples holding it in place.  I also learned that parts of the intestine have jobs that can only happen there.  Part of the two feet that I lost was were B12 was absorbed so I now have to have shots.  I think the body is so amazing in so many ways and how it can overcome something like this to perform almost like it did before.

I woke up in the intensive care unit and asked my than husband for a divorce.  He had been there but not there and I had gone through this ordeal by myself, while taking care of my two small children at the same time. This was the beginning of my life long spiritual journey to awaken consciously.

Like Alison in her story, I have thought many times over the years, why I was saved when so many other people have died from this affliction.  Sometimes I wonder if I have done what I came to do yet.  Have I had an impact on the world that warrants my life being saved?  I have come to the conclusion over the years that if I touched one more life since that day, it was worth keeping me around.