What to Expect in a Reiki Treatment Session

What You May Expect To Experience During A REIKI Treatment With Ayanna

Reiki Kanji Symbol above cupped hands showing white light healing energyNancy Wyatt, Reiki MasterI am a certified Reiki Master. Although I currently practice only “distance healing” treatments with Reiki, and I use other forms of energy healing in person, I thought you might like to know what to expect if you book a session with a Reiki practitioner. Different providers use different techniques, but mine is typical.

Note: the description below is for the ideal Reiki environment, but I have provided Reiki to homeless people on the streets and in shelters. I’ve also done it in hospitals, offices, and other less ideal locations on people and on animals…all without the benefit of even a Reiki table, much less a lovely environment!

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Why Drink Clay?

 Drink Clay? Are you CRAZY?

yellow and blue parrots eating clay on a clay cliffWell, no. Neither are the birds, insects, animals, and people all over the world who use it to cleanse and detox. (There are some birds that eat only a poisonous berry as their whole diet. After they eat it, they go immediately to specific cliffs and eat the clay to detox!) I bet your great-grandparents also knew about it, but they probably did not know how to get the best kind for internal use: properly-mined calcium bentonite clay.

Why Do I Talk About Clay So Often?

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Answer: because it has such GREAT healing properties. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and can do so much for you. It takes toxins, bacteria, viruses, and metals out of the body. I’ll tell you how in a minute. My Get Well Guru page about this subject shows a chart of several symptoms that may be reversed or eliminated by using this wonderful, natural product. (I don’t sell it, so don’t think this is just a hype for my monetary gain.) Continue Reading →

The Chi Machine

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“The Chi Machine” was created by Dr. Shizuo Inoue, Director of Oxygen Association, in Japan, after 38 years of research to ensure effectiveness, safety, and beneficial effects on the body. There are cheap imitations, but the original is the safest and only true, properly calibrated, well-made Chi Machine, and it has 27 patents.

What follows is a rather technical description of how using the chi machine may contribute to improving your health. If you would rather read my ancient testimonial (I’ve been using this machine for YEARS), click on the link in this sentence. Otherwise, by all means, let’s see what it can do for you by reading on…..

What Are the Six Major Functions?

Sun Ancon Chi machine

  1. Cellular Activation
  2. Spinal Balancing
  3. Improving the Immune System
  4. Stimulating the Sympathetic Nervous System and Bone Marrow Blood Production
  5. Restoring Balance to the Autnomic Nervous System
  6. Exercising Intern Organs and Building “Chi”

Scroll to the bottom to see how to order.

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Intro to Holistic Healing

What the Heck IS “Holistic Healing?”

To answer that, I’m providing a 4-hour seminar

Intro to Holistic Healing

Let’s talk about my Intro to Holistic Healing! For registration details, go to The Fairfax Spirituality & Metaphysics GroupFairfax Metaphysics and Spirituality Group  or register NOW directly with our lovely hostess Reverend Marti Giese –  Marti@blossomforth.us or by calling her at (703) 369-2606.

This intensive Intro to Holistic Healing seminar describes several different kinds of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) techniques in a broad overview. Topics include everything from specific nutrition and exercise regimens to acupuncture, Reiki, essential oils, chi machine (aerobic exerciser), drinkable clay, herbs, and more. Participants will receive extensive notes and an opportunity to suggest which of the subjects  they would like to explore further in classes specifically designed for those topics.

Sorry for the short notice about Intro to Holistic Healing; but I just got permission to put it onto this Meetup site, so I want to share the info with you, in case you live near Prince William Parkway in Manassas, which houses the beautiful venue where I’ll be teaching. Cost $40*, payable at the door.

*Because of extensive preparation and printing costs, refunds are not available for this class.

I hope to see you there and/or at future classes, which I’ll be presenting this year!

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

My Get Well Guru FB Page

My Get Well Guru FB Page

 Great Articles / Quick Tips / Reliable Sources

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I’ve just created a new page where I can post all kinds of health, wellness, beauty, and meditation tips. Go to: My Get Well Guru FB Page.  Please go there and Like / Follow it, so that you can see all kinds of short suggestions, versus the long blogs I do here for My Get Well Guru.

I’ll be posting things like the wonderful research about health benefits of various herbs, foods, teas, etc., from the Medical Medium, who is a really amazing guy and provides invaluable information in easy-to-understand terms.  This is just one example of the kinds of resources to which I shall direct you.

All the sources are ones I trust or find worthy of further research; and I have used any of the products and services that I provide.

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!

Skin Care By Carmen

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Carmen Cruz – Look At That Clear, Glowing Skin!

It was the photo above that blew my mind and made me want to feature Skin Care by Carmen!  I hired Carmen Cruz in 1990.  This is 2015; she is 53 years old; and her skin looks better than ever!  I had to know what she is doing and found out it is a combination of things, all of which involve natural approaches.  Want to know how to do it?

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Eye Catching – Stitchless Cataract Surgery

Eye Catching – Stitch-less Cataract Surgery Is a Blessing!

January 10, 2014 by Nancy | 0 comments

 Are you one of these?   →    Most of my friends are 20 – 50 years younger than I, and they don’t think about the reality of their forming cataracts or needing stitch less cataract surgery.

Surprisingly, some of those young people gave me the “Funky Fashionista Award” when I worked at Northern Virginia Community College; and they still listen to me.

So, here’s what I posted on Facebook a couple of days ago.

The Announcement

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Vell, Dahlings, I’m about to become a Woman of Mystery – on Wednesday.  I would prefer either of the first two looks; but I’m pretty sure I’ll get the third one when I emerge from cataract surgery on my right eye. If that goes well on the 8th, the left eye will get its chance on the 22nd. I do so hope it will improve my vision significantly.

Cataract Surgery – the Rationale

In researching this, I learned that – if you are lucky enough to grow old, you WILL BE unlucky enough to get cataracts; and, if you don’t have them removed early enough, they can solidify and become inoperable. So, I suggest you all think about it. The procedure takes only about 5 minutes, and you can go home as soon as they know you’re not going to have difficulties from the light anesthesia they use.

Chirp! Chirp!


What Is a Cataract?

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You know the purpose of my blogs often is to educate, so here goes!

About WebMD

According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebMD), my source, WebMD (http://www.webmd.com/) “…is primarily known for its public website, which has information regarding health and health care, including a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, “drugs information”, blogs of physicians with specific topics and a place to store personal medical information. …. by February 2011, WebMD’s network of sites was reaching an average of 86.4 million visitors per month… and is the leading health portal in the United States….


About Cataracts

This link to WebMD gives a clear explanation of the subject of cataracts, using pictures, as well as words.  Definitely worth watching for a couple of minutes. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ss/slideshow-cataracts


Why Did I Have Cataract Surgery Now?

First, the deal is that you have to continue giving yourself eye drops from one day prior to cataract surgery to several days thereafter.  So, I ‘m doing that.ASEA

One of my cats is small and gray with darker gray stripes. cat, gray striped 1 He is too trusting/too stupid to move out of the way of an oncoming car. So, he blends right into the gravel driveway – especially at night – as he comes to greet me. Although I often would like to kill him, I would NOT like to kill him.  I also would prefer not to kill anyone else – myself included – while driving in the dark and stormy nights on roads that have no striping.

And, I am hoping to be able to read better (books and computer screens) without reliance on glasses.   reading glasses


How Do You Prepare?  It’s Simple

You have to:

  • Have  a “pre-op” clearance from your Primary Care Physician.
  • Provide a list of allergies (and any Power of Attorney or DNR instructions)
  • Provide a list of all medications you take and follow instructions about what to take or not take in the few hours before surgery
  • Fast (don’t eat solid foods) for 5 hours prior to surgery.
  • Drink clear liquids, if you want to, for up to 2 hours prior to surgery.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. ( You will remain dressed)
  • Do the eye drops thing the day before
  • Avoid wearing face cream, eye makeup, cologne/aftershave the night before and day of surgery
  • Avoid wearing mascara for one week prior to surgery

That’s It!


So, How Did It Go?

My Opthamologist is Dr. Nancy Eiseley at Eye Associates of Winchester http://www.winceyes.com/.  She does “no stitch” cataract surgeries at the Eye Surgery Center of Winchester:  http://eyesurgerycenterofwinchester.com/.

From start (entering, handing over the insurance information, and signing forms) to finish (leaving with someone else to drive), the whole thing took about two hours.

The truth is that I (unintentionally) was thIMGP2412e subject of much conversation, because of the tangerine colored blouse I wore!  ??? Maybe it was because this took place during the historically bitter cold of winter, and most people were dressed in brown, black, gray, or khaki???  The staff kept talking about it all through the pre-surgery prep phase.  It is a shimmering and rare color, which is lighter and softer than this picture and which resembles the inside of a ripe cantaloupe.  Who knew that would be conversation-worthy?!

hand with fingers in meditation poseThere I was, trying to get into a meditative state, but people kept talking to me and asking questions, while I lay on a gurney, with my right arm propped up and cuffed for blood pressure readings; while my left hand was set up for infusions; and while an oxygen tube was readied around my ears and nostrils.

They kept putting numbing drops into my eye and giving me little bits of information during this prep stage.   Note:  when the staff is about ready to wheel you into the OR (operating room), you must lie flat with your head softly cradled in place and slightly lowered.

The thickly-accented anesthesiologist introduced himself, and (as happens to me frequently) wanted to know what my country of origin is.  My way of speaking usually makes people think I am European or from a different locale.  As they took me into the OR, the nurses said something “in code” to him and told me he was the only man in the group, so they joke with him a lot.  My response was that he probably thought he either was in Heaven or in Hell (depending on how he feels about working only with women).

andy-gilmore-geometric-patterns-1I remember almost nothing else, except I think I said to the doctor (mid-procedure) that all I saw were a bunch of beautiful lights … and I did see that, along with varying geometric shapes like this one from the amazing artist, Andy Gilmore, whose work you can purchase via:  http://www.123inspiration.com/andy-gilmore-geometric-patterns/   I was feeling nothing thanks to the anesthesia and numbing drops.

It was over, pardon the expression, “in a flash.”  Painless.  But, no eye patch to make me a Woman of Mystery!  (When the second surgery was done – on the other eye – I was awake and talking with the physician the whole time!  I still saw geometric patterns.)


The Aftermath

As I continued to use the eye drops and another product I use to help damaged cells be repaired or replaced, my vision changed, noticeably for the better, as each half hour passed.  I saw less blurriness, etc.

One of the most fascinating things outcomes is the difference between the right eye (sans cataract and with a new lens) and the left (untreated eye).  Everything looks brighter, bluer, and like the whole world is under fluorescent lighting.  When I close my right eye, in contrast, the view from the left eye is much warmer, softer, and darker in color – like the sepia tones used in movies depicting stories from the 1800′s.

In some ways, on these cold, barren winter days, the warmer view would be preferable; but there will be much greater discernment of details under the corrected eye, once the blurriness recedes completely.  I was warned that I might have to wear sunglasses, both indoors and out, until I get used to the additional bright light.

I took a time-out from writing this to travel to Winchester for my post-op exam. To my surprise, I did not need sun glasses, and I COULD READ THE TEMPERATURE AND THE MILEAGE ON MY VEHICLE’S DASHBOARD WITHOUT GLASSES OR ILLUMINATION!  It has been a long time since I could do that easily.

There still is some blurriness in the treated (and certainly in the untreated) eye; but I can tell there will be vast improvement.  I have no pain.  I do have occasional “flashes,” so the doctor dilated my eyes to make sure there is no detachment of the retina.  But, as of this moment, I seem to be healing fast, and all is well.  This lens allows me to be far sighted; the other eye lens will be configured more for nearsightedness to enable reading without glasses.

We’ll see.  Already I can see some things better without, rather that with, glasses!  YEA!

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I recommend that, if it is time for you to do this, you should not wait.

Smiley Face - Wink - GirlThe only reason I waited this long to have cataract surgery is because my doctor actually did not realize how old I am, and she thought I was too young to do it.

NOT!

Back to the Funky Fashionista!

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Classes – Wellness

 

Classes – Wellness – Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Holistic Healing / Natural Remedies

All You Need To Know … As An Introduction

As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

As a certified practitioner of several Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and wellness  modalities, I teach Introductory classes, which explain the concepts involved.  So, if you have ever heard the term “holistic healing,”  “Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” or “CAM,” and you wondered what the heck that means, these wellness classes provide the answers for natural ways of healing yourself – meaning non-synthetic, non-pharmaceutical, and non-surgical ways of increasing your health. 

The critical thing is to penetrate the cause, not just the symptoms, of whatever the dis-ease expression is.  That involves the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person, as relates to his or her physical manifestations of balance and imbalance: thus, the expression, “As Above, So Below,” but without specific religious connotations.  I have worked successfully with people of many faiths and with some who had no religious philosophies.  I also have worked successfully with many animals, and it is pretty safe to say that they had no religious beliefs of any recognizable kind.  The treatments still worked.

Because there is a lot of experiential evidence (about the efficacy of things, like acupuncture) that was not obtained via traditional Western scientific study methods, I disagree with some of Wikipedia’s conclusions. Still, see what it offers for the (partial) definition of some of these terms, as follows:

Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not founded on evidence gathered using the scientific method.[1] It consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies.[2] Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Christian faith healing. The treatments are those that are not part of the conventional, science-based healthcare system,[3][4][5][6] and are not backed by scientific evidence. Complementary medicine is alternative medicine used together with conventional medical treatment in a belief, not proven by using scientific methods, that it “complements” the treatment.[n 1][1][8][9] CAM is the abbreviation for Complementary and alternative medicine.[10][11] Integrative medicine (or integrative health) is the combination of the practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional medicine.[12]

Even the National Institutes   of Health recognizes some of the CAM modalities.  One source for learning more about Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health. Articles are available from PubMed and PubMed Central.[5]  Click here for more info.

Classes – Wellness

INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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Did you know that ROSES have enormous healing powers?  Imagine what else you will learn!

This particular class is a four hour seminar (with breaks and snacks); but it can be an all-day seminar, too. See list of topics below. The cost is determined by number of participants, commute time and distance, etc.

In this class on wellness, we shall discuss topics, such as:

Why Anything Works = Energy!

Who and What Can Be Healed

Categories of Holistic Approaches – ingestants, physical manipulation, energy work

Some Principles, Ethics and Theory

Thoughts Are Things – how we create wellness and dis-ease through thought patterns

Sources of Messages – Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, etc.

Causes of Dis-Ease

Body as Messenger – where it hurts is a clue for healing

Correspondences – Chakras / Colors / Notes on Scale

Cleansing and Protection – cleansing not only the body, but the aura

What Happens During Healing sessions and afterward.

The only complaint I’ve ever gotten about this class (and about my other metaphysics and meditation classes) is that the students wanted the class to be longer! 

They even said this when the class was four hours long!  So, you can see we had fun and learned a lot.  The highest compliment I got recently was that not a single person even looked at his/her cell phone during the entire class!  YEA!  Contact me.  You’ll love it, too!

How To Book Me For Classes – Wellness

I do hope you and your friends will schedule a class with me.  Get in touch, using the contact form below, by email (getwellstaywelll at Outlook.com), or by leaving a voice mail message at (540) 636-4311 to arrange it.

Some classes can be customized to your needs. I plan to offer wellness classes as webinars + videos on CAM topics and more in the future.  Follow me to find out when and stay tuned!

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well and Live Well!

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Emotional Freedom Technique – Tapping

Tapping (EFT) Coming Soon!

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Tapping  = The  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Hello, People!

Are you familiar with the “Tapping” (Emotional Freedom Technique –  EFT)  phenomenon?  This is a semi-miraculous, ritualized, way of “tapping” with your fingers on acupressure points on your body, while speaking about topics that have caused issues for you in areas such as health, financial circumstances, emotional pain, or some other theme.

For a more formal definition, here’s one from the ever-present Wikipedia:  “Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy.  During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “end points of the body’s energy meridians.”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapping.

The EFT Tapping Process   For those of you who are unfamiliar, here are the steps.  First, you identify the concern and pay concentrated attention to the sensations that arise, as your mind thinks about the issue and the emotions begin to be expressed in the body.  You might feel tightness, fear, pain, or any number of things.  As you experience whatever the body is communicating to you, you acknowledge it and assign it a number – between 1 and 10 – to describe the intensity of those feelings as you think about the problem.

You then state (usually aloud) that – in spite of this difficulty – you love and approve of yourself.  You do this three times, while tapping on the appropriate acupressure point.  (In this case, it is called the karate chop point.)  After that portion of the technique Is done, you go through a series of tapping points, using different words to overcome the feelings associated with that issue.  During the process, you stop periodically, to “check in” with your body and see if the sensations have changed.  You then re-assign a number between 1 and 10, if the intensity has transformed.  Often the number has gone from 10 to a very low number or to 0 after just a few minutes of this exercise; and the issue becomes resolved.

SOUNDS CUCKOO, DOESN’T IT?!!  But, guess what!  IT WORKS

Here is a link where you can learn much more and get testimonials about how great it is: http://www.thetappingsolution.com/.

So, why am I blogging about Tapping / EFT?  The answer is……..drum roll, please……..because I often do not like the words I hear being used to resolve the issues.  I think  the words – which are creating a new reality for you – need to be carefully chosen, so as to create the most healthful outcomes: mental, physical, and spiritual.

Consequently, I have decided to create some” tapping scripts on a wide variety of subjects.”  I’ll give a good sample on the website for free; and, if you like the sample, you can get more on my upcoming 8 For 8 program.  (Under many of my posts, I’ll be offering 8 something or others for $8…. In this case, 8 carefully crafted and tested scripts for $8.  Another example would be 8 short speeches (like wedding or retirement toasts) for $8).  So, stay tuned.  Tapping Scripts will soon be available and will focus on abundance, health resolutions, overcoming broken hearts or loss of loved ones, and more!    If you are interested, be sure to send me your name and email address; or, sign up when that opt in segment is added to my new website

Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!