by: Jo Franks, M.H.

This time of year you will find pomegranates in most grocery stores. There are a lot of interesting facts about this amazing fruit, which dates back thousands of years. The plant is a native of Persia and in the 18th century Spanish sailors introduced the plant to the southern United States. They have long been a symbol of prosperity and abundance. In Greek history it is considered good luck to smash a pomegranate on the ground at weddings and New Year’s. It is said that the number of seeds that fall out of the fruit, will be the number of children the married couple will have.

 

The Latin name for pomegranate (Punica granatum) means seeded apple. It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, namely punicalagin. Studies have shown that this is effective in preventing platelets from sticking together and forming blood clots. It is also high in other polyphenols, tannins, quercitin, and anthocyanins which offer heart health and anti-cancer benefits. Pomegranates can also be beneficial for arthritis, increasing oxygen levels to the heart, heart disease, many types of cancer, diarrhea, and mental and emotional health.

 

Not only is the fruit delicious, very nutrient dense and full of anti-oxidants, but there are parts of the whole plant that are beneficial medicinally. The root bark has been used as a remedy for all kinds of parasites, including tapeworms. The fruit rind and flowers can be made into a tea for a sore throat. If the rind is dried and powdered, it can be used as a tooth powder for brushing the teeth.

 

We always recommend eating foods in their wholesome form. Enjoy the season of pomegranates! From all of us at The School of Natural Healing, have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

 

Jo Francks is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She is also a Holistic Iridologist and Quantum Touch practitioner. 

 

For further study:

http://www.wellcorps.com/MedicinalPropertiesPomegranates.html

https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/article19.aspx

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/888/#b 

November 24th, 2014Fear: It’s a Scream!

Tara Pierce, M.H.

 

Believe it or not, short term fear can be beneficial to your health. It is a primitive emotion that we are all hardwired with and would not survive without. The physical effects of the fight or flight response can be invigorating, therapeutic, euphoric, and put an adrenaline filled smile on your lips. Experiencing fear in a safe environment such as a haunted house or movie theater can be a great way to learn how to react in a healthy way to such stimulus. Increased heart rate, increased blood flow to the extremities, rapid short breath, jumping, screaming and running are all natural reactions to fear. This is a proactive and positive response, the same response that kept our predecessors from life threatening danger.

 

The negative side of fear, is when we are in a prolonged stressful situation that can lead to a myriad of physical and psychological problems. Irrational fears and everyday stresses cause the release of cortisol and other stress hormones, which in large and prolonged amounts can result in adrenal problems, weakened thyroid, weight gain, loss of sleep, digestion and assimilation difficulties, mood changes and in extreme cases can become a disorder like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and anxiety.

 

The body doesn’t always recognize the difference between real and imagined fear, it simply responds to stimuli. Imagined fear is often of our own making and is often rooted in the question “What if?” It can rob you of who you have the potential to be and a life that is full of happiness and satisfying achievements. (A great article, 7 Things Fear has Stolen from You)

 

To help calm the body’s response, I would recommend reconnecting with yourself emotionally and spiritually. Practices such as meditation, prayer, Emotional Release Therapy, Rapid Eye Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) etc. can be very helpful in identifying the reason for your fear. Once you understand the origin of the fear you can learn to let it go and move forward. To help in expressing your emotions, activities such as singing, music, dance, writing, painting, drawing etc. can be very beneficial.

 

To ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety, passion flower and wood betony combined can’t be beat. Use an equal amount of each herb as a tea, 1-3 times daily. These herbs are known to relieve anxiety, stress, nervous tension, insomnia, and depression. You will also find relief from the pain and discomfort caused by muscle tension and emotional turmoil.

 

Tara Pierce is a Certified Master Herbalist Graduate from The School of Natural Healing.


October 14th, 2014Children’s Health

Alene Tuttle, M.H.

It’s that time of the year again; children have returned to school and the weather is cooling off causing many of us to close our windows and doors. Instead of getting a daily dose of sun, regular exercise, and nutritious meals, most children will sit inside at a desk for several hours each day, eat a less than ideal diet of school lunches, and return home at the end of the day to do homework and use computers and television. With this likely scenario for the vast majority of children during the school year, parents need to have some “tools” at their disposal to combat the myriad of viruses and infections that will plague their families in the coming months. With that said, I have developed somewhat of a medicine chest to help keep the many ailments of back to school season from invading my home and family.

The first and probably easiest way to keep your family healthy is to drink plenty of pure water, preferably distilled, every day. Each family member should have a bottle of water that gets refilled throughout the day thus eliminating the need to drink out of water fountains or to purchase beverages laden with sugar from vending machines.

Next in my medicine chest is good, wholesome food. This can be achieved easily by always having fresh fruits and vegetables cut up and ready to eat. Add to this some whole grains, nuts and seeds to create energy and you have a health-promoting meal, simply and easily. Meals do not have to be complicated. A simple quinoa/oatmeal for breakfast, a veggie wrap or homemade soup for lunch, and a green leafy salad with a lean protein (which can be a mixture of beans or a small slice of sustainably sourced chicken) for dinner is the best way to ensure that your children are getting the nutrients they need to have energy throughout the day and to sleep well at night. For an afternoon or evening snack, make up some delicious green smoothies or have some more nuts and seeds along with some veggie sticks and a healthy ranch dip!

I cannot stress enough the importance of some form of regular physical activity each day for at least thirty minutes as well as quality family time. It’s been proven time and again that children who feel loved and spend quality time with their parents get sick less often and perform better in school. Take a brisk walk or play an outdoor game with your children every day. It will do all of you a world of good!

 

Finally, when and if your children do get sick, it is important to supplement with the right herbs and quickly return them to optimal health. A little bit of fresh crushed garlic each day along with a quality probiotic can work wonders if you are dealing with any sort of infection. Dr. Christopher’s Kid-e-Mune, which contains Echinacea, will aid the body in preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria as well as building the immune system. I keep these products readily available throughout the year but especially during cold and flu season.

So there you have it! When children get fresh air, pure water, wholesome foods, and regular physical activity along with quality family time and immune stimulating herbs, they are ready to face any health challenge that comes their way!

 

Alene Tuttle is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She conducts workshops on living for health and resides in Ohio with her husband and children. Alene can be reached via email at alenemt@sbcglobal.net


August 25th, 2014Area of Specialty

Mishelle Knuteson M.H.

 

The School of Natural Healing just recently finished up the Master Herbalist Certification Seminar. The teachers who are experts in their field of study come and teach the students for their final testing to become Master Herbalists. I remember when I went through the seminar I kept sitting back, trying to absorb all that I could. I just wanted to soak up and retain all the information they taught and more. I wanted to be like them and know what they knew. I wanted to be an expert too.

 

I have a friend who lights your day just by a smile. I would say she is an expert smiler. When she smiles at you, you feel so special, noticed and comforted. I so want to smile like she does. One of my husband’s and boys favorite TV shows is American Ninja Warrior. I watch the show with them and I look at these expert athletes with their fine-tuned, trim and well-shaped bodies. Oh how I would love to have a body like that. There is a lady in my neighborhood who is an expert of thinking of the most unique ways to help and serve people that are in need. If I could only think of the ways to serve like she does.

Most of you have heard of a person being a “jack of all trades”. While growing up, that is what I considered both of my parents to be. They could make or fix just about anything and come up with really creative ideas on how to move projects forward. I wanted to be just like them and have all their “tools in my tool kit” so I could handle any situation that would come my way. I wanted to know it all, and not just know it, but be an expert in many different areas so I never came up lacking.

At the Master Herbalist Certification Seminar, David Christopher M.H. introduced the teacher, Christopher Hobbs PHD. In the introduction David said, “Here is your chance to ask all your questions about plant chemistry you want because that is his area of specialty and don’t ask me later because I probably won’t know the answer.” David is very adept at recognizing and understanding various maladies and figuring out what may bring the body back into balance and health, yet he knew he was not an expert at plant chemistry and he made no apologies about it. David knows his areas of specialty and he recognized Christopher Hobbs as being an expert in his area of specialty.  That made me think once again about what my area of specialty is. Do I really have to know it all to be effective? Maybe an area of specialty can be something as simple as being a great smiler. Ones areas of specialty don’t always have to be backed with a PHD.

 

We all have areas of specialty. We don’t all have to be a jack of all trades. There is something unique to the style and way that we individually do something. Opportunities come our way to utilize our area of specialty.  Listen to what people compliment you on. Accept the compliment and don’t brush it away. Sincere compliments can offer insights into what your areas of specialty may be. What is it you love to do? What comes easy to you and makes you feel happy inside? “Is it easy? Is it fun? Is it getting results? If so, it is the right thing” ~ Deepak Chopra

 

I may never have the body of an athlete. I may not find creative ways to serve my neighbors as often or as creatively as I would like to. I do not have the knowledge that a PHD in plant chemistry has, but I do have my areas of specialty. “When everyone thinks alike, no one thinks very much” ~ Walter Lippmann. Be unique. Find and be true to your areas of specialty; you really do have them. Take the time to consider and recognize what some of your specialties are. “There is but one course of human failure and that is man’s lack of faith in his true self” ~ William James

 

Mishelle Knuteson is certified in Rapid Eye Technology (RET) an emotional release therapy, teaches classes in The Art of Feminine Presence and a Master Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Mishelle currently works as an Educative Master Herbalist (MH) for The School of Natural Healing and as Office Manager of Christopher Publications.


June 30th, 2014My Journey

Cynthia Sumner

 

In my early 20’s when I was in my first years of marriage, with a brand new baby, I had the blessing of learning about The School of Natural Healing. My husband faced some health issues from living out of the country; I had health issues from eating mostly dead food my whole life and emotional trauma from a dysfunctional home. And on top of everything I worried about how to take care of my baby when she had fevers and earaches.

 

I had a very touching and real experience as I listened and watched some of the teachings from Dr. Christopher. From the top of my head, through my body, down to my toes, I felt a surge of energy, almost a voice that told me I would be mentored and educated through the School of Natural Healing and one day teach and consult individuals to heal. As I studied, experienced and opened my heart and mind truths flowed to me. I knew that I had a gift and responsibility to support and educate individuals to heal physically so they could heal emotionally and spiritually.

I was able to use what I learned to help my husband heal, myself heal physically and emotionally and to build a foundation of confidence to know what my baby needed and how to take care of her. How wonderful it felt to be self-sufficient. Knowledge is power!

With my second pregnancy I began to miscarry at 3 months. I read all I could and prayed. I was impressed to use specific herbs and to eat a strict healthy diet. It was easy to do because I knew it was for this spirit that needed to come to earth. I delivered that baby boy full term, the doctor told me my son was a miracle baby and that he really didn’t think he had any chance of making it. The same problems happened with my last 2 pregnancies and both were delivered full term healthy and strong! I know my knowledge of the body and what it needs allowed my three sons to grow strong inside me and to bless this world with their presence. What a blessing it has been not only for my family in so many ways, too many to share here, but for hundreds of my clients now. I have watched client after client heal from tumors, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, infertility, depression, anxiety, excess weight, skin problems and more. More importantly, and usually surprising to my clients, is the clarity, confidence, self- love, success, renewal in relationships with spouse, kids, parents, co-workers and best of all God. Clarity allows us to see the opportunities that have always been there or to attract opportunities to us. Joy, purpose and a desire to help others is the result of finding balance.

 

If you are interested in support on your journey to finding balance, support that is in accordance with the teachings of Dr. Christopher, click on this link:http://www.cynthiasumnerhealth.com/.

 

 My coaching includes:

-Monthly one on one consultation with me and an Emotional Health Coach

-Weekly Group calls, Short Videos, Audios and Simple Worksheets to motivate and educate

-Weekly Accountability through email

-Personalized Nutritional Guide, Recipes, Shopping List Guide and much more!

 

Need new healthy recipes? Visit my website for my Happy. Healthy. Clean. Living recipe book, with over 200 wholesome and raw, delicious recipes.www.greenhealingleaf.com 

 

Thank you Dr. John R. Christopher and his son David Christopher, for this life changing education!! If you have been thinking about signing up for any courses from The School of Natural Healing I am here to urge you to do it! Even if it’s just for yourself, it will be one of the best investments you ever make. Here is a quick link to the school’s courses: http://familyherbalist.snh.cc/

Cynthia Sumner is a Master Herbalist graduate of the School of Natural Healing. She is also a Wholistic Health Coach, Herbal Nutritionist and speaker. You can contact her through her website above or by calling 801.369.1235


June 27th, 2014Cleanse and Nourish

Jo Francks MH

 

Recently I had someone ask “What can I take for low thyroid?” After talking to this person a little about how the body works the question was asked “What can I take for high blood pressure?” Not long after that someone else asked “What herb can be taken for Leukemia?”

 

These people seemed to want a magic pill that would cure the condition they were asking about. In all these cases the same information was given. Our bodies create symptoms and disease because of the way we eat, drink, feel, think and live. Taking the right herb for specific conditions can only do so much. Lifestyle changes need to be made in order to change what is going on in the body.

 

First we need to cleanse the system of toxic accumulations which have been building up over time. We do this by completing a three day cleanse, following up with the mucusless diet in addition to using herbs that help the body cleanse itself. We also need to change our thoughts since thoughts lead to emotions. For some people this is harder than changing their diet. We’ve spent a lifetime with our thoughts and they become habits.

 

In Karol Truman’s book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die there is a list of ailments and conditions and the thoughts and emotions that are connected to them along with some cases where people have overcome conditions by changing their thought patterns. Our mind is powerful and our thoughts are powerful. They can put us in a good mood or in a bad mood and they can motivate us to be positive or negative. And guess what? Positive people and happy people are also healthier.

 

Our bodies were designed to work perfectly. We are all born with some genetic weaknesses but amazingly we survive. We can change and move toward wellness no matter what our condition is at the moment. Spring is a wonderful time to do a cleanse and commit to a more healthy diet. It is also a time to see things anew with all the new growth around us. Take one negative, habitual thought that is repeating inside your head and each time it comes up, reverse it to a positive thought. It takes a conscious effort to change. I hope you will commit to changing one thing this month and see how powerful you really are.

Jo Francks is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She is also a Holistic Iridologist and Quantum Touch practitioner. 


April 8th, 2014Hope For Depression

-Mishelle Knuteson M.H.

 

I have been alarmed at the rate that people are taking their own lives. It just seems so much more common these days than I have ever noticed before. It saddens me a great deal. I know the toll that challenges can take in my own life and those that suffer from mental or emotional disorders may not have the knowledge or skills to cope when faced with difficult situations in their life. I am a proponent of positive thinking, yet I understand these mental and emotional maladies can create a hole deep within us that is debilitating and extremely hard for some to escape from.

 

To assist and help those around us with these tendencies, it is important that we are aware of changes in their behavior and appearance and respond quickly. Notice body language - are their shoulders slumped over more than usual, are they not taking care of their hygiene or nutrition or just shutting down, are they isolating themselves, are they using language such as, “I can’t take this anymore,”  or  ”they would be better off without me,” etc.

People can get so discouraged and lost. If we can pick up on these subtle changes mentioned above, it can allow more of an opportunity to assist and help. People struggling with depression need to know that they belong to someone or something bigger than themselves. They need to be aware that people care about them. They need to understand that they have a support system and that there is a place and purpose for them. Don’t assume that they know how important they are to you, tell them frequently. Further, tell them specifically how they support you.

Creating a plan for life gives hope and direction. Understanding that hope is never lost and miracles do occur can propel someone forward in the difficult moments. It is vital that people have something to look forward to in the future and to have a purpose for each day. This helps to bring the hope it takes to endure through the difficult times. Writing each day helps a person express and get things out that may be locked inside. Writing about hopes, future plans and people that are important can elicit self-encouragement and keep the purpose of life alive. Just the simple act of smiling will change a person’s energetic make up in the moment.  Expressions of gratitude for the simple things found in daily life can change a person’s outlook - even if it is just expressing gratitude that you can breath and your heart is beating. Fatigue is often a catalyst to more serious problems so make sure there is a plan for rest, relaxation and replenishing. If we do not take the time to be well, we will most certainly be given the time to be ill.

Believe it or not, intestinal issues are closely related to mental issues. Research has been done that demonstrates a direct connection between the “gut/brain axis”, so adding probiotics to a daily regime may almost act as an antidepressant in many of these situations. Approximately 80-90% of the human body’s total serotonin is located in the alimentary canal (gut). Gut health once again proves to be an important center in overall health. People with behavioral and physiological illnesses need to be conscious of getting a diet rich in nutrients from fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Some of Dr. Christopher formulas that may assist are Vitalherbs for nutrition, Soothing Digestion to help the alimentary canal, MindTrac to feed the brain and St John’s Wort as a mood booster. I recently learned of an herb called Sceletium tortuosum, commonly called Kanna, that may also help as a booster. I will introduce you to that herb in my next newsletter.

There are natural solutions that are healing for the body and not just a bandaid. There is always hope of a better and brighter future. The School of Natural Healing is here for you, to help educate and bring healing through knowledge and truth. We are the ones that can assist our loved ones who may feel so desperate.

 

Mishelle Knuteson is certified in Rapid Eye Technology (RET) an emotional release therapy, teaches classes in The Art of Feminine Presence and a Master Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Mishelle currently works as an Educative Master Herbalist (MH) for The School of Natural Healing and as Office Manager of Christopher Publications.

By Sue Monk Kidd

It was the day of the Christmas party at the children’s home but my heart wasn’t in it. In fact, throughout the holidays I’d found myself going through the motions of Christmas - buying gifts, trimming the tree, even listening to the Christmas Story - without much awareness. Once again the holiday had become clouded with shopping, cooking and a host of wearing details.
“Christmas just isn’t what it used to be.” I muttered, remembering the wonder-filled Christmases of my childhood.
“Christmas doesn’t change,” said my husband. “We do.”
I shrugged away his comment, thinking of the party. I was to bring a gift for six-year-old Angela, a new child at the home. I’d bought her a nice sensible sweater. Now I wished I’d chosen something else - a doll or a teddy bear. That’s when I noticed the little manger made of Popsicle sticks lying in a box of our decorations. On impulse I tucked it in the box with the sweater.
Later that day, Angela shook the gift in eager anticipation. Finally she tore off the wrapping and gazed at the manger.
“It’s to remind you that God came to earth as a baby,” I explained.
Her eyes widened. She leaped to her feet, paper and ribbon scattering. “God was the baby?”
“Why, yes,” I said, realizing this must be the first time she’d heard the Christmas message.
Then Angela did what I suppose all of us should do at such stupendous news. She threw her arms in the air and whirled about, joy dancing all over her, and all of a sudden it was as if I had never heard the story before either.
That year I learned that to make Christmas wonderful we must be full of wonder ourselves. My husband was right. Christmas doesn’t change, only people’s ability to capture its mystery and marvel. So if you find it difficult to keep the wonder of Christmas kindled amid the fuss and familiarity of the holidays, maybe you’d like to try these helps. They worked for me.

1.    STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN. When you discover yourself becoming dulled to the joys of the season, STOP. Slow down the pace and grow still, making time to look and listen. Take a winter walk or curl up before the fireplace. Helen Keller once observed, “The seeing see little.” So peel familiarity from the glow of a candle and the red of a poinsettia. Listen anew to laughter and bells, and the whisper of love deep in the Bethlehem story.
2.    FIND WAYS TO ANTICIPATE CHRIST’S COMING. Our family keeps an Advent calendar during December. Sometimes we hang handmade symbols of Christmas onto a tree, counting down the days. One of my favorites is carrying out our “24 ways to celebrate Advent.” Each day we open an envelope on the tree and find a suggestion such as: “Write someone and express your gratitude, forgive an old hurt, tell someone you love them, name your blessings.”
3.    FREE YOUR CHILDLIKE SPIRIT. Jesus held child-likeness as a quality to be cultivated (Mark 10:15). Children dream up simple delights that most of us never experience. There was the year I came upon a little boy singing “Jingle Bells” to a plastic Jesus that was for sale in a department store. And why not? For often Christmas comes in moments such as these, when we enter with spontaneity, with unabashed adoration for the Baby.
4.    BE WILLING TO BE SURPRISED. Recognize that God comes in the least likely ways. A Holy Child born in a village barn, a strangely lit star, angel song in a night sky. Watch for Him to come in equally surprising ways to you. When we live as if God is going to surprise us any time, any place, any way, He usually does.
5.    SHARE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS WITH SOMEONE ELSE. Nothing multiplies the sense of wonder in your life like giving it away. The more you share, the brighter Christmas grows. Even if all you have to give is a rickety Popsicle stick manger.

Not long after that Christmas, Angela left the children’s home for a foster family. But hardly a year passes that I don’t remember how she woke me to God’s tidings of great joy. And sometimes, too, I smile at the appropriateness of her name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 27th, 2014Living Gratefully

Mishelle Knuteson M.H.

 

November seems to help people focus more on gratitude. In fact, I would say that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of the reflection on things I am thankful for and being with family. Although, to have a joy filled and successful life, we should be focused on gratitude every day, not just at Thanksgiving. I heard a quote by leader and mentor Tim Kelly, “To live a joyful life you must become an expert at gratitude.”

The people that I reflect on that emanate a joyful spirit, frequently express gratitude and often during the most challenging circumstances. Dr. John R. Christopher is one among many that I recognize as an expert at gratitude.  His son David Christopher expressed in the book, An Herbal Legacy of Courage, “My father’s abiding happiness seems even more exceptional when I reflect on all the reasons he had to be unhappy…yet I cannot erase from my mind’s eye the gentle kindness of my father’s perpetual smile.”  As a student of the School of Natural Healing, I hear the gratitude expressed often throughout his lectures.

One of my favorite books states, He who receives all things with thankfulness will be made glorious and the things of this earth will be added unto him, even a hundred fold and more. Receiving all things with thankfulness and gratitude can be challenging at times unless we train ourselves to be an expert at gratitude.

I have learned a tool that I want to share with you that has helped me along the path in changing my focus to gratitude. Much of being grateful is a mind game - training our minds to see and focus on that bigger picture. Our minds are divided, the left side of the brain is more logical and the right side is more creative. So to create more harmony and change, these two sides of the brain need to connect. The tool I learned is to feed the left side of the brain first so that the right side will open and create more.

The left side of the brain loves facts and figures, so one thing we can do to satisfy this side of the brain is to give it a list of things we are grateful for so it can see concrete evidence. By creating a gratitude list, a long list that keeps growing, we give the evidence that stimulates the left brain. It can see how much is there which allows the right side of the brain to kick in and create even more, opening up much larger vision and focus.

Keeping this list visible, reviewing it daily and continually adding to it helps you to transform your way of seeing life through more gratitude. I want to thank you for letting me share a tool that is working for me. I’m grateful to all those that read my articles and I hope that they inspire and help you to live a more happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

Mishelle Knuteson is certified in Rapid Eye Technology (RET) an emotional release therapy, teaches classes in The Art of Feminine Presence and a Master Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Mishelle currently works as an Educative Master Herbalist (MH) for The School of Natural Healing and as Office Manager of Christopher Publications.


October 3rd, 2013Chaos

Mishelle Knuteson MH

I look at the lives of so many people around me and it appears that many are in or just passing through a state of chaos. I have come to understand that a chaotic period of life is where God, our divine power, is changing our compass, cleansing our lives and bringing us to a place of newness and healing. This follows along so well with the same principle that Dr. Christopher taught - cleanse, nourish and heal. This natural law not only assists us in our physical health but our mental/emotional health as well. The chaos we feel is our lack of preparedness and even surprise at what is happening in our lives. This is often uncharted territory for us and many times it takes us away from our comfort zone. Yet if we don’t move through the shift that is happening we will flat-line, we will reach a plateau that can stop us from living a fuller richer life.

 

The main message that I want people to understand about being in a chaotic place in life is that it is God’s way of propelling us forward. I’ve heard it called “the wind currents of God.” When you feel like your life is being dismantled in a way that no human is capable of creating or fixing, then you know it is the signature of God. He is shifting us into a place of newness by redirecting our compass. This is the time that we need to surrender and trust what is happening in the moment. Step fully into the experience and be in awe of what is happening because there isn’t much that can be done to stop it anyway. Instead of fighting it, ride through it. Look at it as a test in your life and meet it as gracefully as possible. Don’t get caught up in negativity or questioning the methods of the change. Hold no judgments about what is happening and don’t ask to see the outcomes. Give up the need to ask WHY and do not look for the understanding that simply may not be there, at least not in the moment. Just trust, be in awe of the workings of God. Trying to project ahead can make things more difficult because life is constantly changing and you just need to ride it through to see where it leads you. I’m not saying that you don’t have direction or a vision, I’m just saying don’t get caught up in the worry that things aren’t happening according to your “plan.” Have a passionate faith and trust that you are where you are right now because that is where you should be and you will get through it. Think nourishing and loving thoughts along the way. Chaos is the process of cleansing the old. Trust, thinking encouraging thoughts, and staying in a place of acceptance is the nourishment that will lead to a place of newness and healing.

 

So rejoice in the chaos. It is a sign that change is coming and something greater and better is on the horizon. It means that God is close and is working His plan in your life. Move through the chaos with grace. Learn what you can from the experience and trust that nourishment and healing are on the other side.

 

Mishelle Knuteson is certified in Rapid Eye Technology (RET) an emotional release therapy, teaches classes in The Art of Feminine Presence and a Master Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Mishelle currently works as an Educative Master Herbalist (MH) for The School of Natural Healing and as Office Manager of Christopher Publications.


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