Carnival of Healing
Hello to you all in our healing community. Starting to like these carnivals… like friends and colleagues sharing our healing knowledge and working through our own issues, sharing and caring, learning and growing together.
That is one aspect of what ‘We Are One World Healing‘ is all about: healing the self. You see, when you heal yourself, sooner or later, you’ll realize we’re all one. And with that sense of total compassion, healing the world is inevitable. Somewhere on the path, it becomes an ‘of course’, rather than a ‘special’ thing to do. However, to me, participating in ‘We Are One World Healing‘ is still very special. I love it and invite you all to consider joining in.
Now, about the carnival: magically, again, the submissions fell into neat little themes, so I grouped them as such. Glance at the topics and begin this carnival where it meets you interest, and you can go on from there.
Please tumble and have fun while at it.
I enjoyed reading Alex Blackwell’s “Confessions from a Recovering Father”. It’s refreshingly not a ‘how to’ article, but rather a ‘we’re all human, this is my story and this is where I’m at when it comes to parenting’-article. I trust Alex will find the other two articles of healing interest. Being a young parent, I cherished his implied wise advice.
Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D. presents “Fatherless Women: What Happens to the Adult Woman Who Was Raised Without Her Father?” Fathers may be absent due to death, abandonment, divorce, ‘physically present but emotionally absent’ e.g. a workaholic or disappointing father… Differing types of absence vary consequences. A healthy emotional and socio-psychological developmental of girls in their early years of life require a positive paternal role model. Another piece of the puzzle on right parenting.
Debra Moorhead presents How to Quit Smoking or Help Someone Quit Smoking. This article is really written from a daughter-to-a-father perspective, and complements the other 2 articles on parenting in someway.
How hard the struggle is to actually quit smoking are presented by Ben Litwack in Smoking Cessation Day 0 | Your Parity posted at “Your Parity”. His account of his bid to quit smoking. I checked the other posts at his website, and it’s been already 3 weeks now that he’s quit. CONGRATULATIONS! Coming from a household where both parents smoked and where neither one can give it up without the other, I can very much relate to the healing smoking addiction theme of this part of the carnival.
Qigong, Energy Healing
Chris presents The Scientist, The Master and The Lunatic: Three Perspectives on the Healing Art of Qigong.
Last week I posted an article (w/ video) on this blog about ‘Earth Hour‘. Earth hour is an Australian initiative whereby everyone turned off the lights for 1 hr. It is about a change of mind & habit, for good: moving from indulgence to care, share & love for the planet. If we live simply, we (all 6+ billion of us) can simply live. Be inspired by the video and initiative, embracing its wisdom into your daily life!
General Healing, Self-Help, Love
The next article makes me say: love is all there is. Love yourself, love others, and guess what, more love will come back to you. Love is all there is. Love is a high vibration. By choosing love over lower energic vibrations (e.g. guilt, nagging, violence, anger..) you change your whole energetic field around you, making your world brighter and brighter. You’ll become attractive to the love of others. It’s amazing.
Frederic Premji calls his article Become A Better Person In Just 7 Days. Personally, I feel you don’t need a week! It’s a breath at a time. Breath in love, give it to yourself, then, share it with others. Next breath… ditto.
Here’s a good article by Jennifer Mannion: Healing From Within. Informative and well-researched article on health, healing and self-development – a joy to read. Makes you want to read more of her blog.
Lexi Sundell wrotes Are You Trapped in a Brain Closet?. Leave the preconceived ideas others have about you and walk out of those tight little brain closets!
David B. Bohl presents It?s All In Your Head: Healing the Body Through the Mind. We’ve all heard the term “mind over matter.” Have you ever thought about how that applies to your health? We’ve also heard about psychosomatic illness or mind/body illness. Have you ever been told it’s all in your head when you were ill and there was no apparent cause?
Semi-Charmed Wife presents Stop Reliving the Past. Another aspect of healing is to be in the bliss, and not dwell on negativity. This article is a good reminder of that.
Another article on a healthy attitude, written by the Tip Diva: Top Ten Tips – Dealing With A Medical Diagnosis. Getting any medical diagnosis, regardless of the seriousness, can be a frightening experience. Unfortunately, you can’t change the diagnosis, but you can take charge, and here’s how.
Jimson Lee from SpeedEndurance.com wrote How Much Sleep Do I Need?. This is an insightful article, I thought, worth a read.
Weight Loss Dude: Why Don’t You Just Eat Less?.
James D. Brausch presents Costa Rica Massage School.
Tola Seng: The Importance of Physical Fitness in Your Spiritual Journey.
Mike Remer: Celebrating! | My Path To Fitness Blog.
Paul Heingarten:Workout ebooks. It is up to each one of us to make positive changes to improve our health and well-being. In the process, we can reclaim our lives.
Susan Jacobs presents Waking Up During Surgery: A Nightmarish Reality posted at Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog.
James Chambers presents Excessive Sweating Advice and Treatments.
I hope that any or all of these articles make a difference in your own personal healing. Of course, please Digg or StumbleUpon the article. I would appreciate link to the carnival from all participants, so that more people can actually find the carnival.
Let your actions be a joy for yourself and others. May they heal those around you including you, may your spirit soar as a result of these.
All positive change starts in the mind. However, unless acted upon your highest choices, there can flourish.
Past, Present, Future
Carnival of Healing #131 – Mar 29 2008: hosted by Jenn Givler, Create A Thriving Business
Carnival of Healing #132 – Apr 05 2008: hosted by Astrid Lee, World Healing
Carnival of Healing #133 – Apr 12 2008: hosted by Yael Ernst, Chinese Medicine Notes
The Organizer Behind the Scene
Thank you, Phyla from about.com for the carnival of healing concept. Just learned that you’re celebrating 11 years at About.com this month!!!