Monthly Archives: February 2013

Testimonial by Therese

The Natural Healer’s Network:

My experience with the Natural Healer’s Network I describe as one of a
life line of support.
I moved to the South Bay area a little over 4 years ago. I left a
successful Private Acupuncture practice in Los Angeles to come up to
the Bay Area and started a new business here. I found the Natural
Healers Network 2 weeks after I moved and have been an enthusiastic
participant in the events of the NHN ever since.

This group represents a life line to a new life. Both in Business and
in my personal life as well. I have made so many dear and important
friendships through this group and have been able to build my new
business in the South Bay using the tips and resources that have been
offered and provided through this amazingly generous group. This
generosity is a reflection of the originator of the group, Tina Deane
Coddington. Her sense of abundance and encouragement is the wellspring
of this generosity.

I have not only been able to promote my business through this group,
but I have been awakened to some incredible healing work being done in
this community. By meeting the business owners that provide these
services, as colleagues, I have come to be able to tap into a resource
of referral partners that rival my 13 years of private practice in
L.A, after only 4 years. That is exponential!!

I wanted to pour my gratitude out for the NHN, Tina and all the
members. Thank you!!

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Therese Walsh Van Keuren is Licensed in Acupuncture and Herbology by the Medical Board of California and Certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. She received her Ph. D. from the American University of Complementary Medicine in the department of Classical Chinese Medicine. She has a private practice in Los Gatos, CA you can find her on her website TrueChi.

Creating a Heart Centered Life

I have often struggled with this saying- when hearing this from someone or reading about living a heart-centered life somewhere I’ve often thought, “Okay- I’m ready, but what does this really mean?”

Here’s what I suggest you do to first connect with your heart. Close your eyes and breathe, letting go of all of the thoughts in your head. Imagine you are breathing from your heart like a flower bud opening and blossoming- breathe into  your heart and exhale from your heart. Imagine it expanding fully into your chest. Stay with this for a while- keep breathing and just imagine. Envision your heart taking over your chest. Stay here for a bit. Imagine yourself connecting with with everything- the trees, mother earth, the sky, light from the sun and moon. Sit with this for a while and just tap into how this feels. Feel the love and energy that surrounds you and hold that feeling for a few minutes.

How did that feel? I always feel better by doing that exercise.

Living a heart-centered life is being centered and connected to love that constantly surrounding you. Living from a place of connection to all things. We are all made up of the same stuff, energy. When we are connected to that which surrounds us we can come from that safe loving place. It just takes a few minutes of breathing, imagining and connecting.

You can make a decision every day to live a heart centered life. You can choose to get centered and pay attention to all the love that surrounds you. You can use your life to help others connect to their higher purpose as well. Pay attention to your relationships, first to your relationship with yourself and then to your relationship to those around you. Spend some time today really looking at your relationships. Do they serve you or drain you? What do you need to let go of? What do you need to bring in to your life?

When you spend some time thinking about what heart centered means to you- and how you want to live- you have to get your ego and mind out of the way and focus on feelings on openings and looking at where you may be stuck. You have to look at your true essence and where you come from.

This is the big HALLMARK month “Valentines” what valentine can you give yourself?

Open your heart! Give yourself that rather than a box of chocolates, connect with your partner, go to a deeper place with your friends, families, yourself. This is your time to live from your heart.

A shaman can help you with this by opening your heart chakra, disconnecting the ties that bond you to your old ways. Clearing out the cords that connect you so deeply with the energies that don’t work for you anymore. I can help you connect to yourself on a deeper level. You just need to be open and ready for whatever it is that is supposed to happen.

Take this month to really focus on LOVE – CONNECTION – BEAUTY and WHOLENESS.

With LOVE,

Lisa Smith 1

Lisa Smith

Shamamamma

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