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Natural health and healing alternatives complement any therapy or treatment – Reiki and Spiritual Energy Healing, therapeutic grade essential oils, and crystal energies.

How Important is Detox?

I heard an interesting statement recently from a well-respected naturopathic doctor in my sphere. He said it’s pointless to begin any course of treatment before detoxification is accomplished. That’s my philosophy, too, and has been for many years. heavy metals, flame retardants, plastics, pesticides, benzene, and chemicals in the home and environment interfere with every aspect of cell function, injury repair, immunity, and general wellbeing. Removing these toxins, then, are critical to supporting the health and vitality of the body for healing.

Since 2006 I’ve actively used a mineral as an oral chelator, which has not only proven to be effective, but also life-saving! I don’t say this lightly. The year 2006 brought many challenges for me. My beautiful yellow lab, Ginger, who was also diabetic, was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma – a blood cancer. We almost lost her the day her spleen ruptured. However, we acted quickly and following surgery worked aggressively to detoxify her and get ahead of her symptoms. Without the surgery, we would have surely lost her. However, given no hope from the medical professionals, we chose to follow a detoxification protocol while supporting her immune system. It worked, and we enjoyed Ginger’s company (without cancer) for a long time after that.

In Ginger’s case, detoxification set the foundation for healthy cells to take over. That was in 2006. Now, more than ten years later, it’s still the beginning protocol I use for myself as well as my clients. In addition, please note that though I’m calling what I do a protocol, it’s really a lifestyle. Choosing to incorporate detoxification and immune support every day means that we may never have to face difficult disease challenges such as cancer. Now, I’m greatly encouraged with additional healing resources that aid in detoxification and immune support. Here are a few Nutritional Supplements I use regularly:

Zeolite, very specifically Natural Cellular Defense, is my number one choice. Heavy metals are severely overlooked as a cause of everything from cancer to auto-immune diseases. NCD2 is the best detoxifier for inorganic substances such as heavy metals and radiation.

Vital minerals in crystalloid form (the tiniest), have a profound detoxification effect. These minerals (available for both humans and canines from Valentus as Prevail Max) seep into the bloodstream in less than a minute when sprayed directly into the mouth. The effects can be seen microscopically almost immediately as blood cells “plump” and begin to make circulation more effective. It’s a superior detoxifier and an essential addition to a zeolite detox.

Essential Oils, again – very specifically – Young Living oils, complete the detoxification profile. Use specific citrus oils, for example, to help cleanse the blood and liver. Select Multigreens for the additional detoxification effects of chlorophyll combined with essential oils.

Cancer Detox Protocol for Humans and Dogs

  • Detoxification, as I mentioned earlier, may be the most overlooked aspect of a healing protocol – one that is really a lifestyle of health and wellness. Though supplements I use are great for detoxification, it’s more than just removing toxins that has to be considered. Look for ways to eliminate toxins from the diet, home environment, products you use regularly, vaccinations, and other medications and treatments.
  • Support a healthy body with whole, clean, minimally processed foods. Eliminate carbohydrates, preservatives, and synthetic additives.
  • Detoxify the emotions. Have a positive environment and outlook on healing. Remove emotional obstacles that prevent optimal results.

Learn the Benefits of Sound Healing with Tuning Forks

We’re surrounded by sound, and yet, how much of the sound we hear and feel are actually beneficial and, well, HEALING? If you’re plugged in, what are you really plugged into? Chaos and disharmony in the form of sound waves have an effect on the body that interferes with growth, healing, and regeneration of healthy cells and tissues. How do we know which sounds are  disharmonious and which sounds benefit us? In addition, how do sounds HEAL? As a practitioner working with energy healing modalities, becoming attuned to healing frequencies can enhance and accelerate healing for you as well as your clients.

Healing Sounds

My favorite healing frequencies, the solfeggio 6-tone scale, show a mathematical relationship – an expression of harmony with which all living things resonate. Sound is measured in Hertz (Hz). In the table below, see if you can discover the numerical relationships between each of the solfeggio frequencies.

396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear

417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships

741 Hz – Expression/Solutions

852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

These harmonious frequencies can actually be seen (sound becomes visible) when various substances exposed to these sounds vibrate. The small crystals of salt or sugar, for example, begin to move and form patterns on a flat surface. Dr. Hans Jenny showed in a process he  called cymatics that pure tone vibrations create these beautiful patterns, not only in the lab, but also in nature. We see these patterns everywhere; the arrangement of petals in a flower, waves washing up on shore, the formation of coral reefs in response to whale songs, and many more. Chaotic or non-pure tone sounds elicit no patterns.

We can then relate the reformation of broken bones, the development of muscle tissue, and even the structure of DNA to the possibility that certain sounds heal. Though there’s much more to include in this short article about solfeggio frequencies, cymatics, and healing, I’d like to now suggest that experience is the best teacher. Yet, as we continue to be “plugged in” to electronic devices, we find ourselves not in-tune with the healing sounds of nature. Here’s where we, as healers and practitioners, can make a huge difference for not only ourselves but also for our clients. Bring on the tuning forks!

What are the Benefits of Using Tuning Forks as a Practice?

The Natural Therapies Certification Board offers accreditation for many healing modalities, including sound healing. As a stand-alone healing modality, a practitioner has the option to pursue training as a Vibrational Sound Practitioner with continuing education as a Vibrational Sound Teacher. In some states, CEUs may be accepted in the field of sound healing to apply toward re-licensing of other modalities such as body work. (Check with your licensing board for more information on what they accept for CEUs). Of course there are many benefits beyond certification. Here are a few:

  • Single-tone harmonious frequencies enhance the effectiveness of other healing modalities
  • Effortlessly integrate sound with Reiki, massage, hypnosis, etc.
  • Use as a stand-alone healing modality with superior effectiveness and client results
  • Increases uniqueness in your field
  • Helps raise your personal vibrational levels
  • Helps healing in your own etheric field
  • Helps create a sacred space
  • Supports energetic hygiene
  • Helps balance your inner vortex
  • Releases unseen blocks in the body
  • Heightens intuitive awareness and psychic abilities
  • Experience minimal to no strain on the physical body
  • Easy to learn with effective results
  • Creates a nice sound bath
  • Attunes you to go beyond the physical and energetic limitations of other modalities
  • Helps you work as a shepherd for transformation
  • Offers a unique method for targeted healing work
  • Optimizes wholeness on the physical, emotional and spiritual plains
  • Assists you in working with ease and grace
  • Effortlessly tap into higher realms of consciousness

For more information about sound healing and using tuning forks as a healing practice, please contact Rosemary Levesque, Licensed Spiritual Healer, Certified Vibrational Sound Master Teacher. Course information on Sound Healing.

Spiritual Leadership with Reiki

I was asked recently what it means to be a leader. As a spiritual leader, Reiki Master, Shaman, and a spiritual healer, I have little time to ponder leadership, except to say that “I Am”. From the perspective of a person in business, self-employed, teaching Reiki classes and doing private sessions, it really is important to have a handle on technology. I update my own websites (yes, I have more than one), write my own blog articles, and research and invest in supplements and products my clients need for healing and recovery. For example, I now carry InLight Medical infrared light pads after researching and using light therapy pads for approximately two years.

Returning to the concept of leadership, I like to go back to the fundamentals of Reiki and shamanism. These fundamentals set the framework for everything else I do. Before even getting out of bed, I activate my palms with Reiki symbols and balance my chakras with Reiki and a short meditation. At the start of my day, my shower includes a blessing of water flowing over me with intentions of washing away what no longer serves me. I anoint myself with essential oils on my feet holding intentions of receiving (on the left foot) and offering (on the right foot) in a ritualistic fashion. My morning continues with blessing my food and watering my plants (also with a blessing). Reading the comics is a priority over news. Walking the dog is a priority over work. Silence is a priority over music and television.

You may ask how these fundamentals make me a leader. It really depends on who and what you’re leading – and not leading. I’m not leading any fights, wars, or injustices. Though these circumstances exist, I believe we add to the mass consciousness and manifestation of trauma and injustice by focusing on it. I’d rather lead people in kindness, compassion, and thoughtful words. I’d rather lead people in a way of being healthy that honors Spirit living within us. I’d rather lead people who choose to learn how to live because they resonate with a higher vibration. You might say I’m leading a movement for BE-ing in a way that supports our natural world while we occupy it.

Things bother me, too. I’m bothered by the amount of plastics and toxicity, and take steps within my personal space to reduce using them, and to detoxify my body daily. I wish my brother didn’t have neuropathy, or that his wife didn’t have to endure a long, slow demise from cancer. I struggle with some personal relationships in which I know there’s a widening gap. Yet through it all, I continue with Reiki as a tool for enlightenment and possibilities that I can’t yet understand with my human brain.

We’re all on a journey of self-discovery that we hope leads to prosperity, abundance, joy, and the manifestation of Goodness in our lives. As a leader, I see myself setting an example, teaching classes, having productive conversations, and simply offering insight offered to me as a humble conduit from Source. Reiki may be one of the most beneficial classes you’ll ever take for enlightenment, empowerment, peace, and self-healing.

Reiki classes are offered monthly. I hope you can join us.

Emergency Kit for Lightworkers

Though safe travel involves careful planning, little things may come up that require your attention. As a Lightworker – energy healer – you’re already utilizing your gifts and talents to clear space, keep yourself grounded and protected in large groups, and ensure a restful sleep in a strange environment, right? However, if you want to select a few extra tools for your basic emergency kit, I’d like to suggest these as wonderful options to support you and your family as you travel.

Lightworker Care For Pets:

Essential oils* (see below) are a natural option to help in many situations that come up while on vacation.

  • To help protect from fleas and ticks I used Purification on Gracie before going outside in the tall grasses of Central Oregon. Rub one or two drops into your palms and apply by rubbing all over legs, neck, tail, belly, and back. If you have single essential oils, try Tea tree, citronella, or lavender. If a bite or wound does occur, lavender can be applied directly to the skin.
  • Lemon essential oil came in handy when Gracie sat in pine pitch. Instead of cutting away her beautiful fur, or pulling out the pine needles, I applied lemon essential oil directly to the pine pitch and rubbed her fur gently until the pitch was dissolved and her fur was clean.
  • Over-doing the exercise? Muscle aches and joint discomfort can be alleviated with a mix of Raindrop essential oils. (This is a great opportunity to combine your energy healing work – Reiki – with essential oils). Use your customized Raindrop mix along the spine. Also try PanAway directly to sore areas, for example shoulders, and add Copaiba essential oil (high in beta-caryophyllene which is a CBD – cannabinoid compound naturally found in the copaiba tree resin). Copaiba essential oil from Young Living is more than 50% β-caryophyllene.

Tuning forks (sound healing) are surprisingly easy to include in your Lightworker’s emergency kit. I selected these tuning forks and had the occasion to use them several times:

  • OM tuners – after activating the fork, use the stem to apply to trigger points or sore areas. The vibration of OM travels deep into the body, bringing nitric oxide produced by the cells into the bloodstream. (learn more about nitric oxide from my previous article) I used two OM tuners on Bruno, my son’s dog after he had a vigorous time chasing the ball. Oils are applied first along the spine and sore areas. Then use the OM tuners in the same areas.
  • Crystal tuner – with a vibration of 4096 Hz, this small friend to Lightworkers has many uses. Since animals may be sensitive to sound, it’s likely your animal is also sensitive to the energies of previous inhabitants. Use the crystal tuner gently in spaces around the accommodations to clear unwanted energies. Energize food and water by tapping the crystal tuner to a quartz crystal, and sounding over your meal.

Lightworker Care For People:

Of course, all of the above mentioned essential oils and techniques can be used for humans. In addition, see how I enhanced my experiences on vacation. Essential oils are a favorite tool for me. Here are a few ideas for you to include in your energy self-care:

  • Vetiver essential oil is great as a scent and for feeling grounded in large crowds. It’s very thick, loaded with sesquiterpenes that last a long time in your body.
  • Anoint your feet with a drop of ImmuPower blend or frankincense mixed with a dab of shea butter or your favorite lotion. I love ImmuPower essential oil. It feels like the Divine in a bottle to me. While you’re anointing your feet, take the opportunity to state your intentions for the day.
  • Sunburn heals faster when properly cared for. Avoid ingesting citrus essential oils before exposure to sun. Sun exposure that leads to reddened skin can be soothed by lavender and myrrh essential oil mixed with an oil carrier high in antioxidants such as rosehip oil or marula oil. Add a dab of deep penetrating face cream with hyaluronic acid as an assistant to skin care healing. Always avoid additives that aren’t natural (like propylene glycol).
  • Stay clean when using public restrooms. Use a drop of Thieves essential oil to help sanitize, or make a spritzer with water and Thieves oil blend. Have a bottle in the car for easy access while traveling.
  • Sleep easier in a strange environment with your custom blend of essential oils. Try lavender, valerian, frankincense, Ruta, vetiver, and the flower of your choice (geranium, rose, chamomile,  or ylang ylang). Diffuse in the air, spritz, or apply to your feet for easy sleep and renewal.

Self-care may be one of the most important components of your Lightworker’s Emergency kit. Be sure to take time daily for meditative moments, and connecting to nature. If you need more ideas or would like to order products, please ask! I’d love to hear from you.

Rosemary Levesque, D.D.Contact Rosemary@SecondNatureHealing.com

*The essential oils I use are from Young Living since I trust their quality and Seed to Seal guarantee. If you would like more information or to order a Premium Starter Kit please visit my website.

Purification

During a recent Reiki class here at my healing center in Portland, we prepared for the weekend as we always do – setting an intention for self and others – then drawing a card from a well-loved deck of oracle cards. One card that came up was called Purification, and the messages it brought seemed to ring true for not only the student who chose it, but for everyone throughout the weekend. Why might that happen? Is there some significance about purification that matters enough to keep “speaking” to us over the course of two days?

Purification is defined as the removal of something (a toxin, an element, an entity, for example) from a person’s physical body, the environment, or from any substance to contain compounds or constituents that are not a part of the WHOLE. Spiritually speaking, purification may involve releasing more than removing. The difference comes from self-instituted intentions for empowerment. What needs cleansing?

Self

Just as with healing, the first part of cleansing always begins with SELF. What would you cleanse for yourself? We care for the physical body with daily washing – showering, hand washing, etc. – on the outside. However, cleansing on the inside is of utmost importance. Consider foods, choosing raw and unprocessed as much as possible over processed. Consider personal care products, choosing clean and natural over synthetic ones filled with chemical additives. Consider filtered water over tap or bottled water. Consider antioxidants and natural supplements (minerals, herbs, zeolite) over sugars and hydrogenated fats.

Environment

Your personal space should be considered next in the purification process. What have you accumulated as “stuff” over the years that no longer serve you? What’s in your space that really isn’t yours? Do you have a process in place that ensures optimal support for your clean, pure self? Consider the chemicals you choose for cleaning in your home. Are they natural essential oils or synthetic chemicals and toxic poisons? Are you using plastic containers, a microwave oven, non-stick cookware with PFOAs? Having a clean, toxin-free environment is part of the purification process. However, also consider sound, light, and people as part of the environment. How can you improve and purify in these areas?

Intention

As a part of Reiki training, I offers several methods of purification to assist in holding the energy for safe and sacred space, and to help clear unwanted energies from the etheric field as well as from our sacred spaces. Intention is a powerful tool to use for purification. Formulate how you would intend for your space to be clear of unwanted energies. Design a statement that represents what you really want. If this seems daunting, confusing, or overwhelming, start with a simple awareness of how you feel in any particular space or situation. Notice how you’d prefer to feel and go with words that support that feeling. For example, you might use words like, “I feel safe.”

Purification Tools

I’ve made a short list here of tools you can use for cleansing. Remember that these tools are intended more for empowerment as you go through the process of purification. They help you release, letting go of energies that no longer support your purity, wholeness, and manifestation of the highest expression of yourself.

Essential Oils

Plant medicine may be the easiest to use and the easiest to obtain. Use plants in their “original” form as leaves, roots, stems, and flowers. However, using pure therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living may be even more potent (and more valuable) for your needs. Whether in meditation, ceremony, or cleansing your environment, these essential oils work magically to bring about a feeling of wholeness and purity. Here are a few I like for sacred ceremony and purification. Use them in a diffuser, spritzer, or apply a drop directly to hands, gently rub in and inhale.

Purification

 

 

 

Sound Vibrations

Sound frequencies, whether using your own voice (as in chanting, singing, or toning) or selecting an instrument of sound such as a tuning fork or drum, provide many benefits for purification. Try, for example, a higher frequency of 4096 Hz to call in the angelic realm, or the frequency of OM to feel more grounded and connected to earth energy.

tuning forks

 

  • Angel – 4096 Hz
  • OM – 136.1 Hz
  • Solfeggio 528 – Magic and Transformation
  • Chanting, toning
  • Drum
  • Rattle

 

Let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you. Contact Rosemary.

 

Your Aura Has a Body

Your Aura Has a Body (1)Your aura, the energy field that surrounds you, can be seen and felt by many intuitive people. You can also probably tell by how you personally feel if your energy feels low, stuck, lacking clarity and purpose, unwell, or missing vitality. So here’s the question I pose to you. Does your body, in its current physical state, create the aura? In other words, is your aura determined by how you feel? OR . . . is it the other way around? Does your energy body determine your physical state?

Research and human experiences help provide some of the answers. What sometimes happens after we have traumatic experiences such as divorce or death of a loved one, injuries and accidents, surgeries, “bad” news, and other “negative” situations? The body remembers these experiences and holds these memories within the cells. What we sometimes see is dis-ease AFTER trauma – physical manifestation AFTER emotional experiences.

Dr. Candace Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion, says, “We’re not just little hunks of meat. We’re vibrating like a tuning fork — we send out a vibration to other people. We broadcast and receive. Thus the emotions orchestrate the interactions among all our organs and systems to control that. . . . “As our feelings change, this mixture of peptides travels throughout your body and your brain. And they’re literally changing the chemistry of every cell in your body.”

Your Aura Has a Body is a 2 1/2 hour workshop which brings together instruction and experiences to develop the concept that we are energy bodies experiencing a vibration that manifests in physical form.

  • How can we use our senses to detect fluctuations, imbalances, and strengths in our aura.
  • How can working with the aura alter and improve our well being?
  • How can we work with energy tools to enhance our energy bodies?

YOUR AURA HAS A BODY is a wonderful introduction to using energy tools for clearing, protecting, and balancing the body. Check my calendar for upcoming events and classes.

Questions? Please ask. Contact Rosemary

Natural Therapies Practitioner

Have you been wanting to start a new Natural Therapies practice or add the power of Vibration and Sound to your current practice? Do you want to be part of a movement of “Awakeners” that are trained to be of service to humanity by working with 5th dimensional energy coming in? Become awakened!

As we enter a new year, it is a great time to start new ventures. Numerically 2018 is an 11: A Master number, the 11 is the most intuitive of all numbers. It is instinctual, charismatic, dynamic and capable when its sights are set on a concrete goal. It’s your year to follow your passion and set your sights on the goal of becoming a Certified Practitioner of Vibrational Sound through a SomaEnergetics Certified Vibrational Sound Master Teacher.

Rosemary Levesque in Portland, Oregon, has been actively using Solfeggio frequencies and sound healing in her Reiki practice for two years. Now, as a Reiki Master teacher, she blends an additional opportunity for people looking for a new career or to enhance a current practice with a unique offering of sound healing.

Tuning forks work in the etheric field to help shift the energy body toward wholeness. Since Rosemary also teaches Reiki classes and intuitive workshops, your curriculum is not limited to one modality. Ask Rosemary today about how you can reach your goals as a Natural Therapies practitioner this year, a big year for manifestation! Learn more and register here for sound healing classes through SomaEnergetics.

New PrevailK9 – Minerals for Dogs

MInerals are perhaps the most important of all nutritional components for health and vitality. Up until now, we haven’t had the “right” formulation – one specifically made for dogs. I’m delighted to share with you PrevailK9 from Valentus. This product will become available October 1, 2017.  Watch the video. Then click here to order, or call me for a personal consultation about your dog’s health.

K9 Dan Wilson / Dave Jordan

In addition, we’re excited to announce that Rik Deitsch, the formulator of our very best zeolite product, will be taking his original zeolite formulation to Valentus. We expect the new original zeolite to become available by January 2018.  If your dog is in crisis and you are seeking Natural Alternatives beyond veterinary help, please call me. I can help.