Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Personal application of Integral health

I think it is very important for wellness and Health practitioners to develop psychologically, spiritually, and physically, because health and wellness practitioners will eventually help their clients pursue their physical, psychological, and spiritual goals. I really think that health and wellness practitioners should apply the different practices of integral health on themselves so they can heal their inner selves. For example, health practitioners who have inner struggles can start the self-healing process through acknowledging the negative emotions which occupy their minds. They can simultaneously reverse the deleterious effects of these negative emotions. In addition, they can transform their minds in the direction of health, happiness, and wholeness. Moreover, when health practitioners succeed in transforming the negative emotions, their bodies will definitely smile (Dacher, 2006).It is very certain that when health and wellness practitioners smile, the clients can feel appreciated and determined to start their own healing processes.

Health and wellness practitioners who become psychologically healthy can explore the deeper I think it is very important for wellness and health practioners to develop psychologically, spiritually, and nature of the mind. In this way psychological development becomes a springboard for spiritual development. As a health practitioner, I really think that both the rainbow meditation and the mental fitness practice helped me foster mental fitness. For example, both techniques helped me acknowledge a drastic increase in my mental strength, flexibility, and endurance. In addition, the two practices helped me transform all the negative emotions including anger, hatred, and despair. I am very certain that the peace I experienced after doing these two practices can help me explore the deeper layers of my mind (Dacher, 2006).

The biological lives of Health and wellness practitioners evolve to include the mind. For example, when practitioners discover that the mind and body are neither separate from each other , they can learn how to regulate their blood pressures, pulse, skin temperature, and glandular secretions(Dacher,2006). As a nutritionist, I was able to discover that my mind and body are neither separate from each other (Dacher, 2006). However, unfortunately, I was not able to regulate my blood pressure, pulse, skin temperature, or glandular secretions (Dacher, 2006). For example, my sedentary lifestyles made me gain more than twenty pounds during the past two years. The author of Complementary and Integrative Medicine book stated that migraine headaches have been caused by food allergies, and abnormalities results in excessive platelet aggregation (Micozzi, 2009). In fact, when I entered my personal information into http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/planner/launchPage.aspx , I was able to figure out the real causes of my persistent migraine headaches. For example, I realized that the refined sugars and the genetically modified sweeteners including corn syrup had increased the chances of migraine headaches. In addition, I really think that I need to include vigorous physical activities such as running, swimming, and jogging so I can achieve my fitness goals. In addition, when I include different physical activities into my daily routine, I can lose the extra weight which I have gained lately.

As a nutritionist, I really need to practice the rainbow meditation and the mental fitness practice regularly so I can foster mental fitness. In addition, I am very certain that the mental training can help me control my blood pressure, pulse, muscular tension, capillary blood flow, and bowel and bladder motility. In addition, the use of the mind/body can help alleviate migraine headaches, circulatory abnormalities, and gastrointestinal disorders (Dacher, 2006). In addition, I really hope that practicing the different psychological approaches including the rainbow meditation and mental fitness practice can move my mind into the direction of practicing a healthy spiritual life. I will definitely use prayer as a spiritual practice so I can explore the deeper layers of my mind and uncover the natural wisdom, inner peace, and loving-kindness that are the pivotal causes of a sustained well-being of body, mind, and spirit (Dacher, 2006).

I really think that logging on http://mypyramidtracker.gov/planner/launchPage.aspx can help me assess my physical progress. In addition, I really believe that my psychological and spiritual developments can be measured through making continuous efforts to control and regulate my bodily physical activities including blood pressure, glandular secretions, and skin temperature.


Dacher, E.S. (2006). Integral Health: The path to Human Flourishing. Psycho spiritual Flourishing: The four levels of psycho spiritual Development.Laguna Beach: Basic health publications, Inc. (60-61).

Micozzi, M.S. (2006). Fundamentals of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. (3rd. ed). Causes of food allergies: Migraines headaches. St.Louis: Elsevier Inc.(pp.265-266).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rainbow meditation and mental fitness practice

Hello friends,
The two practices which I believed to be the most beneficial to me included both the rainbow meditation and the mental fitness practice. I really think that both techniques have helped me foster mental fitness. The rainbow meditation and the mental fitness practice made acknowledge a drastic increase in my mental strength, flexibility, and endurance. The techniques I did seemed repetitive, and they required a great deal of attention. However, the two meditative techniques helped my mind stop all mental activity(Dacher,2006). This pause was very healthy for me, because it helped my mind experience peace and tranquility. Moreover, these two practices helped me clear my mind from all the mental chatters, chaos, and negative thoughts.
As a nutritionist, I would definitely encourage my clients to include the mental fitness practice in their daily routines, because it can clear their minds and increase their attention spans. Moreover, I can recommend the mental fitness practice to all college students who wish to focus better and earn higher grades.
I really think that all nutrients can use the rainbow meditations as a tool to educate their clients about the importance of keeping a healthy and well- balanced diet. For example, nutrients can run the rainbow meditations on the patients who suffer from eating disorders including bulimia and anorexia. The clients who suffer from eating disorders can be advised to imagine several beams of light distributed on different organs of their bodies. For example, the clients can perceive the red light as a very healthy red pigment called beta- carotene. as a result, the clients can acknowledge the important role of beta-carotene in fighting cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Similarly, the patients can be taught to use their imaginations when they consume other healthy nutritionists including iodine and chlorophyll. I would definitely encourage my clients to think about chlorophyll as a green beam of light reaching out their chests. When the clients start visualizing the green light within their chests, I can start explaining to them the benefits of chlorophyll including lowering blood cholesterol and preventing heart attacks Finally, I can use the same technique to help my clients understand the benefits of iodine including regulating the manufacturer of thyroid hormones and enhancing the secretion of estrogen within the tissues of breasts(Murray,1996). The blue beam of light which represents iodine can be located when the clients starting imagining the blue beam of light emanating from their throats and reaching other organs within their bodies including the thyroid gland and the breast tissues.
I really look forward to implement all the techniques I learned in this course including the rainbow meditation and the mental fitness practice into my profession. In addition, I really look forward to teach my clients how they can avoid diseases through practicing both rainbow meditations and the mental fitness practices.
Dacher, E.S.(2006). Integral Health: The path to Human Flourishing. Human Flourishing: A taste of Human Flourishing. Laguna Beach: Basic health, Inc. (147-148).
Murray, M.T.(1996). Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements. Minerals: Iodine benefecial effects. New York: Three Rivers Press. (pp.205).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Meeting Asclepius- The inner Healer-

Hello Friends,
Meeting Asclepius was very interesting and helpful meditation for me, because it enabled me to retrieve very useful memories from my sub-conscious memory. For example, I was able to imagine my deceased mother giving me the courage and strength to proceed in life and laugh in the face of all hardships, disappointments, and fear. I was very happy to see my mother speaking to me and pointing at the hero who lives inside me. This wonderful experience started right after I sat very comfortably on a seat and closed my both eyes. My mother came smiling to me and, she placed a golden crown on my head. She told me that she was very pleased with me, because I had put all the bad memories behind my back. She told me to keep it up and to pass on this strength and confidence to my daughters. My mother told me that the cancer she fought in the last ten years of her life was never my fault. In addition, she encouraged me to stay healthy and to share the knowledge I have with other people so they never suffer from cancer.
The image of my mother was very sweet and vivid. When I told my mother that was very beautiful, she told me that she had felt the same exact way when she held me in her arms for the first time. I thanked my mother for the crown she had placed on my head, and I allowed a strong beam of light to form at the crown she was wearing on her head. Similarly, I allowed the dense white light emanating from my mother's mind to enter my own mind. In addition, I allowed this energy to bathe and purify my thoughts, feelings, and images. The energy had slowly transformed my mind into the mind of my mother. I felt love, kindness, and joy emanating from my mother's mind and penetrating into my mind.
Next, I allowed another beam of light to form and emnate from the throat of my mother's throat. This energy had bathed and purified my speech(Dacher,2006). I took on the qualities I admired in my mother speech including love, kindness, and sensitivity(Dacher,2006). I felt that I was able to pass on the same influential comments, phrases, and greetings to my daughters. The final beam of light which had emerged from my mother's heart was able to reach my heart in one moment. It was very warm, delicate, and sincere. It was so special, meaningful, and bright. This last beam of light had bathed and purified my heart with kindness, love, and compassion(Dacher,2006). This magnificent beam of light had finally changed my heart!
I experienced my mother soft voice praising my own songs. The soft voice I heard from my mother encouraged me to sing the same songs for my daughters. the final beam of light which emanated from my mother's body had dissolved into a bright white light. It successfully penetrated my body and reached out all the organs, cells, and tissues within my body.
I was very happy when I received the last beam of light from my mother's body. However, I was very determined to purify my body from all the cancerous cells which had claimed my mother's life. I told my mother that I will do my best to purify my system from all the toxins, carcinogens, and viruses which can lead to cancer. I promised my mother to take care of my own health so I can enjoy a very healthy and productive life.
Dacher, E.S.(2006). Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing. Preparing the Ground: Meeting Asclepius. Laguna Beach: Basic Health Publications Inc.(pp.56).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Moving toward a more sustained health, happiness, and wholeness(Dacher,2006)..

Hello Friend,
This week I have practiced the universal loving- kindness meditation exercise along with the integral assessment. When I completed the integral assessment, I discovered new aspects about my personal relationships, emotional development, fitness, work, and intimacy(Dacher,2006). For example, when I included my personal and emotional development in the loving- kindness meditation, I realized that I was lacking important social skiils which affect my emotional well- being and intemacy.I had to start with the universal loving -kindness meditation. I took a deep breath and I repeated the foloowing phrases for 10 minutes:
May all individuals gain freedom from suffering.
May all individuals find sustained health, happiness, and wholeness.
May I assist all individuals in gaining freedom from suffering.
May I assist all individuals in finding health, happiness, and wholeness.
The people I saw suffering in the universal loving- kindness meditation included myself and my ex- husband. The suffering of my falling marriage made me fear intimacy. I am sure that my fear is irrational. However, it felt very strong and over-whelming. My ex-husband was the king in the meditation who asked me to give up all my the negative emotions including personal ambition, greed, pride, and any thought of the king(ex-husband) (Dacher,2006).
The suffering of my ex- husband included the disappointment he experienced when I refused to do what the wise woodcarver has done. In addition, I was able to get in touch with my suffering which represented the feeling of guilt when I decided not to carry out my king's order!
I was dealing with the negative consequences of my marital failure for the past three years. However, today, I was finally able to overcome a new guilt which lived inside me for the last three years after the divorce. For the first time in my life, I never cursed the king who asked me to let go of my ambition, pride, and greed. I had blessed him! I was able to feel very strong, because I finally forgave the king. For the first time, I did not feel like screaming and saying "what a tyrant king". I just let go of him.
When I practiced the loving-kindness meditation, I found out that I needed to train my body the same way I have trained my mind. The area I have chocen to be a focus of growth and development was the biological line of development(Dacher,2006).For example, I decided to include some physical activities in my daily life such as walking, dancing, and practicing yoga.
The kind of yoga I chose to include in my daily routine was called "the tantric yoga". This kind of yoga was referred to as a sexual energy. The author of my alternative medicine book, Dr.Marc Micozzi has noted that tantric yoga posits that sexual energy is an important reservoir of energy that should be used wisely to facilitate the spiritual process rather than block it through orgasmic release. In addition, the author mentioned that orgasm doesn't lead to bliss but merely to pleasurable sensations(Micozzi,2006).
I will try to include the tantric yoga in my daily routine when I get married for the second time. however, I really like to think about what Dr. Dacher said about sexual energy. For example, Dacher explained that people can experience the moment which can stop all mental activities when they get immersed in the stillness of nature or when they reach the climax of pleasure during sexual orgasms(Dacher,2006). I would love to experience this kind of pleasure in my next marriage. In addition, i hope that the tantric yoga and other physical activities can help me achieve my fitness goals including loosing weight and working out my abdominal muscles.
Dacher, E.S.(2006). Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing. The integral assessment: Biological and Interpersonal Flourishing.Laguna Beach: Basic Health Inc.(pp.105-116).
Micozzi, M.S.(2006). Fundamentals of Complementary And Integrative Medicine.(3rd ed.).Yoga: Sexual Energy: Trantrism And Yoga.St.Louis: Elsevier Inc.(pp.516).