February 2006
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Mind-Controlling to Body-Knowing

Your gut will eliminate in its own time. It is called 'body-knowing.' I did not have to know the counts or the moves, I trusted in what dancers call 'body knowing.'

I want to address the importance of your preparation for the colon hydrotherapy session. I am not talking about physical as much as emotional and mental. This is your time for yourself, to de-stress, relax and release. You are taking care of yourself. The state of mind you bring with you to the office is very important.

The agitated, impatient, irritable, rushed and tailgating mentality is out. That's evokes the sympathetic nervous system response of fight/flight. Energy and blood is drained from the GI system with this prevailing state.

What you want for colon hydrotherapy is the opposite. You want a state of mind that reassures and awakens the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic governs your organs that are regenerative such as the gut, heart, liver and kidneys.

Prepare on your drive over, while getting dressed in the morning and with peaceful intention before sleeping at night. You get the picture. Take nice deep breaths into your belly. Imagine affirmations of love, relaxation and humor. You are giving yourself a gift. You are making an investment in your health.

Even if nothing appears to happen, something is happening. Each colon hydrotherapy session is different. Do not judge yourself on your expectations of what should happen. That is the 'mind-controlling.' Let the process unfold. Develop a new sense of trust in your body. This is your time to do so.

School News

Many have asked for advanced notice of when school is in session!

The School for Colon Hydrotherapy is in session again from February 20, Monday through February 25, Saturday. We have two wonderful students coming from San Francisco and New Hampshire!

All sessions are $45.

Some of you have expressed interest in doing an intestinal or liver-gall bladder herbal cleanse along with 2-6 colonic sessions. Now is the time to reserve that space to make sure you get all the times you want.

Give us a call to reserve your appointment(s).

Sheila's Blog (or Glog - Gut Log)

I got a response from Peter Bigfoot when I wrote about my food-poisoning incident over the holidays. He lives in a beautiful community in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix called Reevis Mountain School. Some of you might even want to spend time with him studying herbs, meditation or just unplugging from the electronic world. I spent a few fabulous months there in 1986. I will let his website speak for him. Oh, and BTW, he suggested some high potency yogurt as well as the herbs peppermint and horehound for my food poisoning.

This one is going to be more applicable to those that live near Tucson. I have told a few clients and maybe we could make a group and join each other at Tucson Touch Therapies . Lara Ratterman is leading a Self Chi Nei Tsang course on Thursday, March 23 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. CNT is a Taoist practice that rejuvenates the qi or energy of the internal organs and guess what, the belly is the focus. The course includes a unique belly massage. If you don't live in Tucson and want to know more about this amazing therapy, go to the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Berkeley CA.

It takes courage for me to breath into my belly. I had so much pain with all the years of constipation. Female conditioning said 'never let your belly hang out!' Bummer! Now I rarely have belly pain and it is easier to breath into my belly. However, I feel the psychological challenge. It's about courage, it's about letting go of ego, and it's about the journey of becoming myself. That's my story!

Julianne's Corner

With Winter season here and flu season abounding, if you begin to sense some illness setting in, before you reach for the drugstore cold or flu remedy, come get some colonics.

Cleansing the colon will help to cleanse the body of toxins and in doing so, your body has the ability to heal quicker. In Dr. Norman Walker's book entitled Colon Health, he states "Colds and their analogous ailments are Nature's very effective way to warn us to get busy and do some housecleaning inside our body".

The message we need to heed is 'listen to your body', 'listen to the inner voice'. Even if you cannot afford the time or money to come in for a colonics, please do not let that be an excuse for reaching for the cold medicine. You can always do an enema at home. If the sound of doing an enema frightens you, let me assure you that it is not as bad as your mind can imagine. If you would like some guidance, I am more than happy to talk with you. It is a wonderful tool to have in your toolbox of "Self-care Home Remedies".

Remember, all disease begins in the colon and your body is very intelligent and you are an amazing human being.

Your vision will become clear when you look with your heart. Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.

- Carl Jung