Welcome to Maine Integrative Wellness Center

Please meet our providers…

I want to introduce you to my practice and to the practice of the other providers in our Wellness Center.  For those of you who are local to Belfast Maine, you drive past our building at the intersection of Jesse Robbins Road and Route 3.  Located on the lower level of the Maine Integrative Chiropractic, we are independent practitioners with private studios, but we share lovely common ground as healers.

Maine Integrative Wellness Center is located at the lower level of Maine Integrative Chiropractic, at the corner of Jesse Robbins Road and Route 3 just outside Belfast, Maine
That’s me above: Diana

I’m Diana Maria Chapin and this blog is part of my site, www.dianamariachapin.com.  I am an intuitive energy healer and I study, practice and teach the science of energy medicine and transformational wellness.  I teach and guide Yoga Nidra, a lying-down meditation practice in which one lingers in the state of consciousness where the body is relaxed but the mind is aware. In this state-of-being a “doorway” between the subconscious and conscious mind opens, and a greater degree of awareness, effortless transformation and healing can occur.

I am clairsentient, meaning I have developed my ability to sense and perceive energy beyond the “normal” range.  I have trained to the master level in the Japanese healing art called “Reiki,” which is the art of facilitating universal life force energy to others.

Before becoming a healer, I worked for almost a decade in behavioral and relational wellness, supporting teens and families who were experiencing mental and emotional health issues, oppositional defiance, and exceptionally difficult interpersonal dynamics.  This work helped me become aware of the scope of what people deal with mentally and emotionally every day and–coupled with my own life’s experience–provides an informed understanding of how energy healing modalities can facilitate healing while doing no harm.

In my practice I help people understand and experience their body as an instrument of consciousness and I give my clients practical tools for creating transformation in their life. By understanding thinking-feeling loops and by using the body’s natural feedback and guidance, I help people master their energy and manifest the changes they want to embody. 

I am fascinated and committed to the science that explains the “how” behind why energy healing and meditation produce wellness in the spiritual-mental-emotional-physical complex of the human being.

I blend science and mysticism, and help people develop practical strategies for self-regulation and mastery of their inner environment no matter what is happening in their life.  We each have a natural pharmacy within us which we can learn to activate and balance through the natural, drugless, holistic ancient healing practices of meditation and energy healing.  These ages-old modalities are being validated by the cutting-edge studies of quantum physics, cardioneurology, epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology.

I study and practice the art and science of transformational wellness, supporting others in conceiving of a reality beyond their current thoughts, feelings, and state-of-being.  I help people connect with and feel into creative healing energy and empowerment within by teaching a model of reality based in wholeness.  This model is based in the laws of energy and nature—and the conviction that we are energy beings designed to enjoy the experience of being human.

You can schedule a private or group session for relaxation, stress relief or healing with me by calling or texting me at 207-249-2261 or by emailing me at dianamariachapin@gmail.com.  Check out my scheduled retreats and trainings, or book a private one for your family, group or business but calling, texting or emailing me.

Call Diana at 207-249-2261

Here are some of my fabulous colleagues…

Kristen Jacobson

Kristin Jacobson RN is a Brennan Healing Science practitioner and graduate of the Barbara Brennen School of Healing.  She clears, balances, and aligns the energy field for greater health in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of a person’s life. It is body mind psycho/energy therapy.  This type of energy therapy has the ability to make contact and gently transform in ways that bring improved health and wholeness.  Brennan Healing Science can reach the subtle places that other modalities miss. It is what Kristin most appreciates about it. Kristin sees clients in person locally in Belfast Maine or via zoom for clients anywhere in the world.

Melissa Mathurin

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms? Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, low sex drive, thyroid problems, mood changes, insomnia, irritability, bloating and/or memory loss?   Hormonious Health specializes in Women’s Health, hormonal imbalances, stress reduction, thyroid health, nutritional evaluation, natural hormonal replacement therapies and more. We are passionate and committed to educating the community on the latest developments in evidence-based hormone therapy.

Terri Matson

Welcome to the lunar year of the Tiger! The strong and courageous tiger wakes up, stretches, and loudly roars bringing with it plenty of change. As the acupuncturist at the Maine Integrative Wellness Center, Terri holds a deep appreciation for the connection the inner tradition has to the ebb and flow of nature and its large perspective on “being” in the world. Oriental medicine views the body, mind and spirit as an integrated unit that aims to establish balance within the individual and to their environment. Whether we are experiencing physical pain or dysfunction, or overwhelmed with emotion such as grief, or frustration, the practice of “observation” followed with the process of “movement” can allow us to create a healthy life rich in meaning and purpose. If you’d like to learn more about acupuncture, please visit Terri’s website or contact her. A tiger year is a potent time to act on one’s goals that came out of the year of the Ox.  

Crystal Lacasse

We are a mobile Phlebotomy Service (not to be confused with a mobile van unit.) We travel to various doctor’s offices where we draw patient’s blood and ship samples to the lab the doctor or patient chooses. Some labs are cash only and great for patients with high deductibles.  We also offer in home services for those patients that are home bound or would just rather the comfort of their own home.  Crystal is the Owner and Lead Phlebotomist.  She specializes in Pediatric Phlebotomy as well as hard-to-get patients. Our motto is “Care & Compassion.” Sherri is the office manager and creates the schedule and help patients choose the right lab for their specific circumstances. She works directly with doctors to create lab requisitions and any other service they may need to help ensure their patients get the best service possible.


This is how your energy anatomy is helping you make up your mind

Most of us have something in our life we’d like to change, to transform. At this point in our life we’ve learned what we like and what we don’t like. What we want and what we don’t want in our creation.

Do you want to feel more empowered in your life, more abundant and to live with greater clarity and freedom?  Want to trust yourself more, live more simply and more joyfully?

Then energy medicine and meditation can help you. 

These healing modalities can help you liberate unwanted energy from your physical body and your life, and they can lead you to embody the life you want.  By learning what your energy anatomy is telling you, you’ll learn that your body is always offering exquisite guidance for your life. 

Become attuned to your inner states and the sensations and feelings held within, and you’ll become skilled at regulating your life with greater levels of consciousness and awareness.

This is not a time in history to wait for the conditions outside of us to change to feel better in our body and life: the systems and structures of our society are too big, too layered, too self-serving, too inflexible.  Only we as individuals can embody the agility required to change.

To me, that’s what the field of transformational wellness is sharing.  Since YOU have tremendous potential to embody agility in any given moment—no matter your present state-of-being—YOU are the change you’ve been seeking. 

Energy healing and meditation are tools to support this empowerment, this transformation within you.

Be Still and Listen

Let’s liberate ourselves from the idea that our mind is located in our brain and expand our belief to the more accurate reality that the entire body is mind, or bodymind. 

The brain is the conscious mind, the body below the brain is subconscious mind.

Furthermore, let’s entertain the idea that the bodymind is a process not a system.

The bodymind processes the energy and information of your life through seven energy centers that are designed to maintain self-regulated order within your body and life. Thus, imagine you have not just one brain in your head that perceives and informs your experience in the world, but that your energy centers are each a brain—a center of intelligence and perception—that informs a certain level of consciousness in your life.

The centers vibrate at different frequencies within and around the physical body.  They process, liberate and store the energy and information of your life.

You can learn a bit more about them with this chart:

Just know that they are centers which possess levels of mind.  They are progressively organized to process energy from a low to high state.  The process has a dominant flow—main corridors of energy—that run from your feet and lower body upward to the crown of your head and from the crown downward to your feet. 

But your energy process is also an elaborate matrix of living intelligence that occupies and flows through dimensions around your body.  This field of energy—the biofield or Human Energy Field—forms the geometric shape of a torus.

You are organized as a hierarchical yet multidimensional process: flowing out of survival into enlightenment (And also bouncing around or flowing within the process in every possible state-of-consciousness in between.)

Ground in the Here and Now

First Center: I am surviving

The first energy center, traditionally called the root center, is associated with energetic connection to the energy of the Earth.  It occupies the space on the body from the lowest part of the pelvis through the legs, down through the ground below us.

Feeling centered, aligned, and safe in the world are sensations that illustrate having a coherent energetic connection to ground.  We can think beyond basic survival needs of shelter, food, water and sex. 

We embody a kind of agility that if any aspect of our life (spiritual, mental, emotional or physical) is threatened, we mobilize to ensure our well-being.  We have presence of mind under duress to compose ourselves and facilitate our own safety, or we get to safety as an impulsive reaction that ensures our well-being.  (Like leaping out of the way of a car that’s bearing down on us.)

When we are not grounded properly, when life is unsafe, in chaos or in upheaval, it’s likely we are not progressing beyond the level of consciousness we call survival.  We feel fundamentally threatened, as though we don’t have permission to occupy space.  We can’t sit still and fidget from one task to the next, unsatisfied, nervous, perpetually vigilant. 

Or maybe we even feel we have a hard time inhabiting a physical body—we would rather drift upward and out of the physical reality we see, hear, taste, smell and touch. We live in fantasy or embody the “I didn’t ask to be born and I’m afraid to die,” mindset.

To feel grounded we might be over sexual, creating experiences that help us feel like we really do inhabit our body; or we might deny or deprive ourselves of sexual experiences, too fearful that intimate contact will threaten our life and security as an individual.

But sometimes the survival response is a habitual, conditioned state-of-mind given the mental, emotional or situational conditions of our life.

We are living on a daily basis in the energy of fear.

If that’s the case we can use our consciousness to pull ourselves up out of that level of mind to a greater level of mind.

Feel into Your Ministry of Essence

Second Center: I am a set of reactions

The second center, traditionally called the sacral center, is associated with assimilation with our environment physically (we digest food) and socially (we integrate with others.)  

When we are in balance in this center, we feel free to and express our unique ministry of essence.  

When we are coherent (in order) in this center, we are able to experience low emotions like shame and fear and use them to guide us toward more productive actions.  For example, if we experience embarrassment, we don’t let it ruin our day, we simply modify our future behavior with the information.  Something like, “Note to self: don’t lash out with that rude comment again.  That was inconsiderate and hurtful!”

When incoherent in this center we might manifest behaviors such as cunning, a desire to manipulate social situations by being artificially sweet and overly polite, or we embody victimhood.

Perhaps we are addicted to the emotional energies of shame, insecurity, competition, and control.  

According to energy medicine, if we are incoherent in this center, we might physically experience chronic issues with digestive disruption.  You might find in your life that interacting with certain people or being present in certain situations triggers an alteration in your digestive process.  

This can happen because the subconscious processing of the emotional energy of life is causing some incoherence with the flow of life-force energy within and around the body.  The process is temporarily limited by the emotional state, and it is manifesting as disruption within the physical body.

For example, many people find that anxiety over family/social unrest leads to constipation, nausea or diarrhea. Or perhaps those disturbances lead to binge eating or the inability to eat at all.

If the relational issues are temporary or resolved in a short period of time, the body returns to harmonic order, digestion returns to normal and the bodymind produces sensations of well-being.   

But chronic stress and anxiety can produce a chronically disrupted physical reality of poor digestion.

Operating from the reactive level of mind embodied in the disordered second center, we are easily stimulated by the world outside us into reactive responses rather than contemplative ones.

But again, we can reflect on those inner conditions, change our thoughts, change our feeling and elevate ourselves to a greater level of mind.

Take Empowered Action

Third Center: I am aware self-direction

The solar plexus is the site of the third energy center, the third mind. 

When this center is coherent and in harmony, we are processing the energy and information in our life and staying aligned with and empowered by our inner guidance. 

We are self-referral: when making decisions we consider the information coming into our awareness from the outer world, and our choices are directed from a fearless state of harmonic inner being.  We can mindfully attach to the life-giving energies in our life and artfully detach from anything that threatens our well-being and peace.

We feel empowered to bring more life into our life.  We self-possess our energy for our creation.

When we have the experience of being alert, centered and in clarity amidst chaos, this center is in balance and harmonic order.

When we are easily manipulated by others or external conditions, we might be incoherent in this center.  We operate from a point of diminished consciousness and relate to our experience with a lower level of mind.  We experience this as an addiction to the energy of guilt, frustration, anger, resentment or powerlessness.

How do we gain footing to overcome this level of mind? We teach ourselves to fall deeper in love with our own being.

Fall in Love with Your Sacred Heart

Forth Center: I am intuitive love

The heart center is the most powerful energy center, being the union of polarities: the positive end, the “north pole” is at your crown and the negative end, the “south pole” is at your feet, producing an electromagnetic field of energy that assumes a torus shape. 

Your cosmic Self and your Earthly self form a union or communion at your heart center. The electromagnetic field around your heart can be measured with todays instruments about 10’ away from your physical body. It’s more energetically accurate to say the heart field is infinite, connected to the all-in-all of everything. How mind-blowingly huge is that?

Your heart is your powerfully wise creative center, because energetically it is a magnet.  We create our reality through magnetic attraction what we feel in our heart, what we are being in our heart.

Practically speaking though, just think about how it feels when you act in love from your heart.  Recall a time you were moved by your heart to do something in love.  There’s a sort of resonant, good-feeling of reciprocity and confidence. 

You’re left the sensation that in giving you received something. 

Then think about how it feels when your head-brain overrides your heart-brain.  I know every time I’ve done that it’s felt somewhat wrong—like I violated something within me and I’m subtly or dramatically worried about the outcome.

 I invite you to adopt the belief that your heart center is actually your main brain, and that magnificent thing in your head that we call a brain is a predicting chemical factory that keeps you safe in the world, but can sometimes becomes clouded by biases, conditioning, the ego and false attachments.

The heart is the seat of wise intelligence.  It’s the energetic union of the cosmic and the personal.  It’s the place to present and hold your deepest questions and then listen to your soul’s response.

When we live from the heart we embody self-acceptance and live from the energy of self-love and love for others.

We are understanding, tolerant, self-compassionate, inclusive and accepting. 

Yet living from the instrument of our heart, and attuned to the energy of self-love, we are also decisive about what we cannot tolerate, who it is not safe to include in the tapestry of our life, and which conditions we cannot overcome within our present capacity to regulate our own well-being first and integrate with difficult people/conditions second.

Grief—in all of its shades from mild disappointment to deep loss—is the emotional energy that limits the flow of life-force energy within and around the heart.

In The Beginning There Was the Word

Fifth Center: I am creative expression

When energy flows freely from the lower centers up through the heart center and reaches the throat center, we embody the energy of clear expression.  We speak truth and are attuned to know truth when we hear it.

We possess a level of embodied awareness that is a consciousness greater than the controlling, reactive, fearful survival mind.  

We feel free in the present moment to express ourselves in love, to use our words to create.  We have spontaneously or through great inner work become healed, and we relinquish the known past for the opportunity to consciously create our future.   

From this level of consciousness to speak lies or to live in the energy of deceit would be a betrayal to self.  To lie or operate amidst deceptive information would be to violate our own inner harmony and peace.   

It’s not just low energy that disrupts the coherence of this center.  The throat assumes a bottleneck transition between the subconsciousness of the lower body and the consciousness of brain.

I notice in my energy healing practice it is very common for people to report a sensation of a magnetic lump in their throat, just above their collarbones or in the middle front of their neck.  Often imaging and blood tests show that everything is “normal,” which can be frustrating when the sensation is so palpable. 

In this case, material tests may not show a physical abnormality, but there may be a very real but invisible energetic disruption that manifests as sensations that intuitively feel out-of-order. 

In this case energy healing and meditation can support relief.

Live From Your Seat of Wisdom

Sixth Center: I am the enlightened awareness of wisdom

The sixth center is associated with the pineal gland, the tiny hormonal center in the brain that produces melatonin and serotonin, the compounds that support our sleep, our wakefulness and which orchestrate our connection to the mystical.

Living from the consciousness of this center, we are wisdom itself.  The memories of the past have been processed and are held without the intensity of the emotional charge they once possessed.  The resulting wisdom informs and guides our life.  We embody discernment and are unselfishly motivated. 

We intuitively interpret the multiple storylines of our life and can see with clarity the “how and why” of what has happened in our experience of being human.  We realize we are the co-creator of the synchronicities in our life through what we have thought and what we have felt…through what we are now thinking and now feeling.  

We embody the mind of a seer.  We are visionary and a natural alchemist of the energy around us.  From this level of consciousness when we encounter energy that limits our life, we become discerning awareness itself: we see it, we name it, we swiftly move through it. 

In no time, we are beyond it, embodying a state of unlimited inner freedom.

From this level of mind, we live with the understanding that our body is an instrument of conscious creation, and we are only limited by our belief in what’s possible.

You are the Bliss of Unconditional Love

Seventh Center: I am that I AM

From this level of consciousness, we experience that we are a fractal of the sacred Divine, a sacred part of the whole.  We say it many ways: we are made in the image of God; this is a holographic universe. 

Meditation and energy healing are brilliant natural healing modalities that open the consciousness of the seventh center. This level of consciousness can only be truly understood from observed, felt, direct, first-hand experience of the Divine within and all around us.

I’ll share with you a meditation experience I had a couple of years ago that makes me wildly confident about this center.  It may sound a little trippy, so brace yourself with an explorer’s mind. 

And know that this was an entirely drugless experience—organic, all- natural meditation!

One summer day I settled in for my unguided Yoga Nidra, having entrained myself to linger in the state of being where my mind is aware and awake, but my body is deeply asleep.  (Maybe you’ve experienced this state when you’re drifting off to sleep or waking up—people often do when they are taking a light nap.)

I could feel my body occupying space in the room and I could hear the birds singing outside my opened window.  At the same time my awareness drifted to a place that I can only describe as simultaneously being both within and beyond me.  I was aware that I was floating in the sea of darkness that was so crammed full of absolute light it was black.  

Words are too limiting to communicate the stillness, abundance and harmonic peace of the sea of so-much-light-blackness.

I was suspended there as an awareness, amazed, delighted, free and pleasantly held by the Whole. 

I was an awareness floating amidst the Presence of everything that ever was, is or ever will be…simultaneously in the moment of right now.

I didn’t feel lost and was not overwhelmed in the sea of light–I maintained my awareness as a distinct personal presence as part of the infinite. 

I thought, “Wow, I’m this magnificent sea AND I’m still me!”

I sensed off to my left side, then off to my right, then all around me.  It had no edges, no bounds, no end point and no beginning point.  It felt immense and tremendous yet unified in soothing magnetic harmony. 

Nothing in it was lost to obscurity.  Everything was equally important.

I was suspended in the great sea of the All-in-All that is God/Source/Light Consciousness, and it was beyond words.  But I had to put words to it.  I had to remember this and recall the knowledge that I gained back into my body lying there in meditation. 

It was too enlightening and precious to ever forget.

As an awareness I rehearsed over and over to myself the sensation of being present in the Mind of God: “I am not a small thing in a big thing.  I am not a less thing in a more thing.  I am It and It is me.”

I am that I AM.

Having experienced this level of consciousness in meditation, and having recalled and integrated the energy back into my body, it’s now easier for me to embody this truth and awareness in my waking states.  

Transformative Power is Within You

Why learn how to use your energy anatomy for guidance?

It takes time to reform our relationship with our body and to learn the subtle—and no so subtle—clues our body is sending us.  What we learn is that when we invest the time and learn, the body offers exquisite guidance, even if we have to tease through a few layers to hear it properly.

It’s just practice though.  Daily practice—using the relationships and situations in your life to inform and embody self-mastery.  Just keep showing up in love for yourself.

I remind myself over and over when life encounters me, “Diana, love yourself enough to do this!  You have a choice right now.  You can practice the mind of a fearful, shameful, guilty victim in this life, or you can remember the feeling of being the I AM and create the life you want in the here and now.  Think it.  Feel it. Become it. Repeat.”

Energy healing and meditation have taught me what a great privilege it is to be human.  And that we came here to enjoy our creation.

No matter what appears to be happening in the outer world, right now people like us are figuring out how to live from a greater level of consciousness, a more powerful, creative level of mind. 

And you and I—The Us, The Individual Parts of the Whole–we are evolving human consciousness, one energy center, one heart at a time.

Would you like to learn more?  I have some upcoming Reiki energy healing training and Yoga Nidra meditation sessions you might want to attend.   You can view upcoming opportunities here or contact me to create your own private personal/group experience. Please sign up by texting, calling or emailing me at dianamariachapin@gmail.com, as space is limited to 4 people.

Call Diana at 207-249-2261

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This is how awareness of your energy can help heal your mind, body & life

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I looked around me, in the sea of 1200 people and I realized everyone here seemed like a perfectly “ordinary” person.

And we were: there was no single demographic, no common identity other than human. 

We represented every skin pigmentation, the expanse of educational backgrounds, every point on the monetary spectrum from financially impoverished to incredibly wealthy. 

We were aged 7 to 92, and we were from farms and rural outposts, the world’s greatest cities and everything in between.  We were male, female and those who identified differently from the binary order.   

Some of us had travelled the world over and others, this was one of a few privileged trips beyond the familiar life-long existence in a single place.

We were all sorts of spiritual and not spiritual at all.  We were scientists and mystics, the seekers, the finders and the lost.

We had birth defects, were mentally impaired by injury and were brilliant.  We were clear-thinking and mentally and emotionally disrupted by anxiety and depression. 

Some of us were speed walkers, marathon runners and big mountain hikers, others were bound to wheelchairs and walkers and medical devices I’d never seen before, physically limited by diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, advanced Lyme Disease, the degeneration of age or injury, or impaired by mystery illnesses that had no known origin.

We were anorexic and overweight, chronically stressed and naturally peaceful.  We were vegans and meat-eaters, drinkers and smokers and in recovery.

We were from all parts of the world…well, many parts: participants from 121 countries gathering for a week-long healing retreat in Indian Wells, California, in February 2020. 

Beyond all our labels we were all ultimately seeking the same things: healing, relief, wholeness, clarity, the mystical. We were unified by the idea of our own personal transformation, the evolution of humanity and the expansion and elevation of human consciousness. 

We had the idea that if we could heal our self, we could in turn affect the whole of humanity: heal our part of the whole, and thereby, take part in healing the whole.

It seemed we were united by being more at peace and bringing more peace into the world as individuals and as a collective.

Becoming awareness and entering receiving mode

We laid down in meditation, over a thousand of us, spread shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of the conference center’s great ballroom, which felt the size of a football field.  Our meditation guide—a genius, a master meditator, a mystic, a brilliant scientist, and to me, the greatest global leader of our time—Dr. Joe Dispenza spoke into the heavenly abyss of the low-lit room and we each navigated a journey of our own inner wonderland and simultaneously connected to the energy of the collective in the room. 

Toward the end of our meditation something very special and interesting happened. It started slowly at first. 

A woman on the other side of the room from me started giggling and then burst out a little laugh.  After a pause she chuckled and snickered.  But then she just couldn’t contain herself.  She started laughing and even sobbing a little the way we do when we laugh so hard we cry. 

The people around her started to giggle and a few people in random spots around the room did too. 

I thought this unfolding was amusing and kind of cute, but I managed to hold my awareness on the energy within and around my body in the space of the huge ballroom.

At the same time, I just couldn’t help it, the thought of them giggling made me smile. 

Then something fascinating and delightful happened. 

Know you are greater than your physical body

I sensed and perceived a wave of energy flowing throughout the room: it ebbed and flowed over us, it pulsed with something that magnetic that gripped my interest and curiosity.  I paid attention to it more and held my awareness on it, sensing and perceiving into the energy of the space of the room.

As I tuned in to the space—using my whole body and mind (more aptly I should call it “bodymind”) as an instrument of attunement— I engaged in using an ability we can all cultivate that is perceiving beyond the 5 senses.  Through some fine-tuned and practiced combination awareness, sensing and perceiving, I felt into that magnetic energy present over and around us.

Simultaneously, I mentally tabbed through possibility. 

Was the energy rich? It was pulsing with life.  

What was that pushing sensation? It felt like it was prompting me. 

Had it stilled? I felt pause over me, like an invitation, but demanding nothing.

What was that tickling feeling in my forearms and legs that made my hair stand on end?  Was it…it was fun! It was playful! It was joyful!

As this all dawned on me, as it became conscious and articulated in my mind through words I could understand, I connected fully to the energy. 

I “touched” it through my awareness of it and it touched me.

Know that all energy carries information and you are a decoding instrument

I felt the playful, joyful fun nature of the energy within the space of my body and my body giggled, a little laugh escaping from me, my shoulders shaking as the energy pleasantly flooded through me.

It sounds a little trippy because it is, but I assure you the only chemicals and intoxicants that were making this happen were the natural chemicals within me that my own brain and my own endocrine system produced as it received the information contained in the energy of the room.

I felt the habitual response of social pressure and self-consciousness kick in, that maybe I shouldn’t laugh out loud and disturb the people around me, but I surrendered to the good feeling of laughter instead. It felt too darn good to just let it pass me by.  I let myself giggle, snicker, chuck then just laugh out loud, and soon the people around me were laughing too.

The energy grew, interconnecting fields of bio-magnetic energy, gaining coherence and momentum, one person, then the next and the next.  Within what I think was probably under a couple minute’s time I was in a sea of a thousand people from all walks of life around the globe and we were all laughing for no reason at all, moved by an energy that could only be the Spirit of Joy itself

No one was untouched by the feeling of gladness: in the playful common ground of Unconditional Love we were all One.

Feel into the reality that your body is an instrument of attunement

We are attuning to the energy around us all the time, and we either consciously (knowingly) and subconscious (unknowingly) connecting to it.

Whatever we are connecting to we are becoming more like: we embody the energy of our life.  So it’s well worth becoming aware of how our energy works, and how we can use the power of our attention and awareness to change our energy and transform our life.

We can tell we are attuning to the energy of our life because it makes us feel a certain way. 

Think about how your body feels when:

  • You are in an environment or with someone who makes you feel safe and accepted
  • You engage in a hobby in which you get lost in for hours at a time
  • You alone get to choose what you want to do and where you want to be today; no demands, you feel in command of your life
  • You are with a person, watch a movie, listen to a podcast or read a book that inspires you
  • You find the perfect, satisfying words to speak your truth; you feel proud of yourself
  • You get that crystal clear insight that helps you navigate whatever you’re working through personally, or within a relationship or job

On the other hand, think about how your body feels when:

  • You feel scared; you’re overwhelmed by not knowing what to do, feeling threatened, frozen in place physically, emotionally and/or mentally
  • You don’t feel accepted by your family, friends, community, boss or employer…or by anyone at all
  • You have no say over your time, and you’re being driven from one thing to the next; you feel pushed through life; you’re just surviving right now
  • You can’t remember the last time you felt happy or connected to your life and others
  • You experience frustration and anger because you can’t seem to find the words to express your understanding of a situation or why you feel the way you do
  • Your mind feels cluttered, frazzled, foggy, racing or all over the place; you’re anxious or depressed or oscillating back and forth between those states

The body is always processing the energy of your life

By developing a greater level of conscious awareness around attunement and how energy feels in specific areas of our body, we can learn to use our body in our everyday experience as an instrument of guidance.   

We can pick up on the subtle ques our body is offering us in our relationships, in the conditions of our life and in our environment.  We can learn to use feedback make better-informed decisions about what we want more in our life and what we want less. 

And we can learn to use our body—to entrain ourselves—as an instrument of attunement in meditation to connect with energy that is creative and life-giving, joyful, appreciative, abundant and liberating. 

Remember, what we are connecting to we are becoming more like…who doesn’t want to feel more alive, more joyful, more peaceful, more in love?

The body’s nature is to self-regulate and to self-organize into coherence and harmony

Through meditation and energy healing we can get familiar with and memorize the sensations of our own energy so well that we immediately know what’s “ours” and what’s “not ours” in the experience of our everyday life. This ability to attune to the information within your own body—to create and attune to your own inner harmony—helps you to discern which people, places, conditions and things in your life flow helpful, life-giving energy to you, and which ones disrupt your energy or throw you out of your alignment

In my experience it helps to consciously make these decisions and affirm yourself in them as you explore your inner being, your inner energy.  These may be new ideas/beliefs for you, so come back to them and see if their meaning changes for you:

  • I want to know myself.  I want to take time to get to know who I am, who I say I am.  I am just going to push the pause button on what the outer world has taught me about being human while I figure this out.  Time is my friend, and I’m here to use time the way that suits my higher purposes in life.
  • I trust myself.  I’m going to take whatever I discover within me as my truth, as my personal authority and law.  I trust that what I encounter will be the best thing for me, and that whatever I might feel is my body educating me on what I need to know. If at times it feels overwhelming or weird, I’ll just remind myself that’s because I’m having a new experience of the energy of my inner being. I’m learning about my own energy and feeling into the part of me that’s pure energy, including but beyond matter.  If I experience something and don’t understand it, I’ll remind myself that it’s only weird because it’s new and unfamiliar.  I’m going to get my bearings in this work and soon I’ll be better at decoding what my body is trying to tell me.
  • I love myself enough to do this.  You know, it’s possible that nobody has taught me the most important things or the full picture about the nature of my inner being.  I’m going to have to teach myself…no! I’m going to ENJOY teaching myself.  I want to know myself and heal myself more than anything.  So I’ll be patient.  I’ll trust that everything is going to come into my awareness at the right time that I’m ready to integrate it into my life’s wisdom.
  • I am willing to accept help.  If I encounter something that seems too hard, too big, to confusing, etc., I’ll get help.  I’ll think about what resources I have available to me in the form of people, medical professionals, therapeutic modalities, massage, energy healing, the internet, books, podcasts, and the like and I’ll stay true to myself, getting the help I need to get to the next level or dig through the next layer.  I believe I’m surrounded by a world of wisdom, and I’ll be supported in my journey, I just know it!

The Anatomy of Self Love: Know your energy anatomy, follow its guidance and fall in love with your wholeness

Your physical body is surrounded by an intelligent field of life-force energy, light and information.  Science calls this your biofield, and it is electromagnetic in nature.  Within the disciplines of energy medicine, it is often called the Human Energy Field or (HEF.)  In energy healing terms, your biofield or HEF has spiritual, mental and emotional energy aspects and manifests/affects the state wellness and order within your physical body.

For now, just hold that as holistic (whole, holy) information, and look at the basic and practical starting point of how your energy anatomy is organized within and around your body.

Not only is a good practice to cultivate self-awareness, but it can be helpful to your healing to take time to feel into each of your primary energy centers whose epicenters are within the brain and at particular points on the spine where nerve plexuses emerge from the spinal cord.

These nerve plexuses transmit energy and information from the world around you and from the tissues in their corresponding areas to your brain.  And your brain sends energy and information through the spinal cord and these nerve plexuses to the tissues of your body in the areas that correspond with the nerve plexuses.

Your nervous system engages with the energy and information of your life and converts that information to chemistry through your endocrine system.  The hormones and chemical regulators move through the circulatory system to the organs, creating a state-of-being in the chemical, physical flesh.

For many people this is a novel view of the body—it sure was to me when I came into this work 9 years ago.  And it’s even more incredible to know that our perception of the energy around us—our thoughts and feelings about it—affect this whole process dramatically.

I don’t believe that anyone makes themselves sick.  But we certainly can learn to use our awareness, our consciousness to help ourselves heal.

The Eastern wisdom traditions have for thousands of years known, discussed and taught energy anatomy. Volumes have been written about this system, called the Chakra system.

An illustration of the Chakra system/energy centers

Chakra means “spinning wheel of light,” and indicates that the life-force energy that sustains and animates us has a spiraling nature.  This is replicated in the natural world around us and can be seen in things like pinecones, sunflowers and nautilus shells, and it’s illustrated in our spinning Earth and spiraling galaxy.

Here’s my table of basic information regarding the 7 primary energy centers and the basic information about them.

Spend time in meditation, sensing and perceiving into the space these centers occupy in your physical body. 

Try not to judge the sensations or even assign meaning to the words that come to mind, but gently assess.  You’re just information gathering, so be the mind of an objective observer, what in meditation is called “the silent witness.” 

Hold on to the idea that your body is naturally powerful self-regulating and self-organizing.  As you feel into your energy centers, invite flow, life, grace, abundance, freedom and empowerment into your life.

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Fall in love with your wholeness

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I just love the Winter Solstice: the shortest day of the year, the longest night.  It marks the beginning of nature’s winter slumber, which is really no slumber at all.  While nature looks to be deeply at rest, vast transformational changes are in the making within the inner being of members of the natural world, and the fruits of these labors will only be evident in the future, come spring. 

To me the winter solstice is New Year’s Day—from here the days get longer and open into more light.  It’s a celebration of new beginnings and the life-giving, life-directing nature of light in the darkness, growth in the stillness.  Today marks the beginning of nature’s annual essential rest period—a “gearing down” that leads to revival and abundance.

For Us it can be a time to orient our attention toward the sacred nature of our own rest, our own inner being and our personal transformation.  A time to discover the depths of creative energy within and all around us.  It’s a time to learn how to tap into this life-giving energy, to authorize our next steps—in a very real way…energetically becoming the author of our own life no matter what’s happening outside of us.  As nature shows, the tree still evolves in the frigid, seemingly unfavorable conditions of winter.

This now moment is such a good time to ask the question: What would my life be like if I could embody the energy I most deeply desire and fully enjoy the experience of my reality?

Another way to say this is to ask, “What would it be like to be a body of joy?” or “What would it feel like to experience inner bliss no matter what’s happening in my exterior environment?”

In the spirit of new beginnings, I decided for 2022 I’d like to share more of what I know with you about answering these questions through this blog.  The process of how we become and embody what we desire is the art and science of transformational wellness.   For me, meditation and energy healing have been the two most valuable tools for me to stay focused on my inner evolution, and over the past couple years have been instrumental in staying grounded, balanced, well, useful to others and quite frankly, sane.

I’m excited about this new venture and about Us, and here’s why:  I believe we each came here, into this time and this place to be agents of cultural change.  We are here to be more love and to bring a more loving awareness to being human, to be fully human and fully Divine, right now.  I understand that this idea is at once a big one and a nearly impossible task considering what we are all in the process of globally, but in the same breath I would say these are perfect conditions to bring about this new reality.

I know this because every day in my vocation as a healer, I SEE YOU DOING JUST THIS!  We are doing just this!  We are sorting out what we don’t want, and we are learning to create more of what we do want, and we are doing it one heart, one body, one life at a time amidst—and despite—unprecedented isolation. We are learning that peace and harmony are an inner phenomenon, not a state-of-being that external conditions create for us.

Within the sanctuary of our inner being, the process of transformational change can feel disruptive and that’s because it’s a metamorphosis, and metamorphosis is inherently, necessarily disruptive.  We are moving, in an en masse evolution, from one state-of-being, one state-of-consciousness to another, higher state-of-consciousness and elevated state-of-being.

Disruption is key to innovation, or as we who were raised under financially impoverished conditions say, “necessity is the mother of invention.”

If as you read this you are thinking that change is too hard, that it takes too much energy that you just don’t have, that your mind isn’t settled enough, that life is too stressful, that there’s not enough time, that your job is too demanding to focus on yourself, that your body hurts too much to start something new, that you’re too old or too sick to change …that’s what I am aiming to help you with through this blog.   I want you to remember some key things:

  1. If you can think, you can change, you can transform.  It doesn’t matter if your mental house is like a Nascar race.  You can learn to slow it down and choose your thoughts, which are the starting point of your creation.
  2. You’re not broken and there’s nothing to “fix” even if you’re severely ill: there is only transformation from a current state-of-being to a state of greater wellness and coherence.
  3. You didn’t create your illness, but through conscious awareness and practice you can support your own healing in ways you may have never thought possible.
  4. You didn’t do anything wrong, and you’re worthy of all goodness.  Period.  Worthy! Of all goodness.
  5. You’re not alone and are by design connected to the All-and-All of creative energy, and it is at your service.  Just ask and allow.  And for most of us, that takes some practice.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, who I love so much and consider to be one of the greatest influencers of my life, said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  This extremely powerful statement is supported by the laws of quantum physics and is worthy of contemplation, but simply put we are creators and observers of our personal reality.  We have to look at things differently in order to change our reality.  We must observe ourselves into the change we want to embody.  Nobody will do it for us and as we all know, we can’t really count on the external world with its non-person institutions to accurately, reliably, equitably do it for us.

Dr. Dyer’s statement drives my passion for this work and it’s what I hope to help you do: to change the way you look at things, and watch your relationship with yourself, with others and with your life change for whatever you define as “better.”

I’ll be sharing with you what it’s taken me almost a decade to get the hang of…and my fervent prayer is that in sharing my story and what I have learned, your journey of understanding will take way less time and be way less of a painful direction-seeking struggle.

Nine years ago I consciously disrupted my life by ending a 24-year long career in a vocation I started when I was 19.  I loved what I was doing, thought it was meaningful for humanity and the planet, and my business was at the height of its success.  While many people couldn’t understand my choice, I felt I had to answer a question that had nagged me for a while…it wasn’t a clear question, really, it was more a sense that there must be more to experience.  I was doing soul-satisfying work that I was good at, but I wanted to know more people and to have new experiences in my life.

My intentional disruption of my known life caused me to undergo a process and it’s taken me years to identify that this process has clear steps.  I’ve done it over and over again, intentionally disrupting the known parts of my life in order to create a better experience for and within myself.  That’s what I’ll be sharing with you.

For me, this journey has led me to study behavioral health, the science of biofield and energy healing, meditation and breathwork.   It’s led me to the wisdom traditions of the East and the emerging science of epigenetics, cardioneurology, psychoneuroimmunology, quantum physics and more. 

Along the way I discovered many things I had not only never been taught, but I had absolutely no language around: energy anatomy and the infinite, wise, connected healer within.

I would call this process learning The Anatomy of Self-Love or Falling in Love with Your Wholeness.  Why anatomy? Because your body has a highly-ordered, self-organizing anatomical energy system that is always working with and for you.  It IS you!  You can get to know it, to feel it, to follow its guidance, and, amazingly—live in it’s bliss.

Why love and wholeness? Because that’s our true nature, our true self.  The practices of energy healing and meditation provide direct, first-hand experiences that reveal this truth. 

If the idea of self-love seems selfish, just check in with yourself and challenge that.  Because I can assure you one thing: when you love yourself more, when you feel into and fall in love with your wholeness and can see that you have creative power over your life experience and personal reality, two things will spontaneously happen: you’ll love everyone else more and you’ll want to share.

And won’t more of those two things heal a whole lot in our outer world?

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