Here's to Your Good Health with Astrology

Written by Nancy R. Fenn

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“Type” is defined according torepparttar popular concepts of typing personality that we find inrepparttar 122360 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r) or in Keirsey Temperament Theory. If you wonder what your “type” is, visit for a free self test.

Here are some examples from real life.

•If you love solitude andrepparttar 122361 great outdoors, don’t get yourself stationed on a submarine.

•If you love confrontation, competition and runningrepparttar 122362 show don’t be a teacher or case worker.

•If you love children, soft moments, nurturing and intimacy don’t try being a litigation attorney.

Why do we try to be something we aren’t? It happens in a context of trying to please others – parents, teachers, religious leaders, spouses.

According to Dr. Katherine Benziger ( 122363 short term cost of trying to be something you’re not is “increased irritability, headaches and difficulty in mastering a new task.”

The long term results include “exhaustion, depression, lack of joy, a homeostatic imbalance involving oxygen orrepparttar 122364 pre-mature aging ofrepparttar 122365 brain and a vulnerability to illness.”

I have clients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, cancer, tumors, esophagitis, migraines, bleeding ulcers, chronic diarrhea, obesity, manic-depressive disorders, deep scarring acne, strokes, apnia, and drinking problems who still will not consider making a lifestyle change.

Could these people be healed? Yes, certainly. When they begin to shift over into who they really are,repparttar 122366 symptoms will disappear, sometimes dramatically.

If this solution is too simple, please ask yourself why things have to be so complicated in your life.

My special message today is for introverts. Our definition of ourselves has been controlled forrepparttar 122367 most part by people who don’t understand us becauserepparttar 122368 majority of people inrepparttar 122369 world, 70%, are extroverts.

We’re inrepparttar 122370 process of reclaiming our right to be exactlyrepparttar 122371 way we are. Introverts need to spend at least half their time alone for good mental health. This has nothing to do with our love of people. We give energy to others and need time alone to fill up again.

Introverts, please be honest about your needs for time alone and other territorial issues. You can find some great resources for introverts at my website .

For all people wanting to cut down on their stress, one ofrepparttar 122372 greatest services I can render is an astrology reading. Astrology is one ofrepparttar 122373 few places you can go inrepparttar 122374 world where you will find someone holding up a clear mirror to who you really are.

Astrology is a paradigm that gives each person permission to be exactly who they are. We get as close as we can torepparttar 122375 “god’s eye view” of you. Astrologers recognizerepparttar 122376 absolute uniqueness of each individual.

When you see an astrologer, we will say to you, “Let me tell you aboutrepparttar 122377 wonderful person I see here in your astrology chart….” We are positive and supportive people.

If you have drifted so far from yourself, you can’t find your way back home, give an astrologer a call. We haverepparttar 122378 map.

All change starts within. I hope I’ve given you some great things to think about on your road to good health. Please remember these three principles …

•#1 It is your health. •#2 Your physical health and your mental health arerepparttar 122379 same thing. •#3 Be yourself.

Nancy R. Fenn is a professional astrologer in the San Diego area.

The Ki of Aikido - An Oriental Concept of "Energy", "Self" and "Mind"

Written by Charlie Badenhop

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Thought, body structure,and movement, shaperepparttar flow of ki, into spirit/mind

Think ofrepparttar 122359 freely flowing water of a powerful river that comes upon a series of fairly large rocks spread out acrossrepparttar 122360 river bed and extend up beyondrepparttar 122361 water's surface. These rocks affectrepparttar 122362 flow ofrepparttar 122363 river but they do not changerepparttar 122364 nature ofrepparttar 122365 water itself. Ki flows throughrepparttar 122366 river bed of our brain and body. Our thoughts, body structure and movements, are likerepparttar 122367 rocks inrepparttar 122368 river bed. These arerepparttar 122369 main elements that shape ki into individual mind, or spirit The flow of ki is uniquely transformed by each human being, butrepparttar 122370 nature ofrepparttar 122371 ki itself, is not altered inrepparttar 122372 process. Just asrepparttar 122373 pattern of rocks spread out alongrepparttar 122374 river bed is never exactly duplicated in any other place on earth,repparttar 122375 pattern of our thoughts, body structure, and movement is also never exactly duplicated. All mind is similar, but no two minds are exactly alike.

A heartfelt understanding ofrepparttar 122376 nature of our spirit will help us to create a healthy alignment of our thoughts, body structure, movements, and actions. When every aspect of our self is fully aligned we have a much greater ability to think, feel, and act in accordance with what is best for us in any given moment. We are better able to adapt and change in a manner that is supportsrepparttar 122377 well being of our entire self and our surroundings.

The misnomers of "mind-body" and "mind and body"

A definition of "mind" that I often use it in my work, isrepparttar 122378 following: "Mind is a dynamic, self-organizing, creative system, capable of overcoming physical and temporal constraints. Mind uses and manufactures energy in order to supportrepparttar 122379 self and one's surroundings, trade information, and adapt to change."

When considering this definition of mind, we can say that mind manifests equally inrepparttar 122380 body and inrepparttar 122381 brain inrepparttar 122382 skull. Because of this I believe thatrepparttar 122383 terms "mind-body" or "mind and body" as used inrepparttar 122384 Western world, are somewhat missingrepparttar 122385 mark and tend to lead to a certain degree of misunderstanding. If you ask a Japanese person to point to their mind, usually they will point torepparttar 122386 area of their heart, or they will point to their lower abdomen. If you askrepparttar 122387 average Westerner to point to their mind they will point to their head. This is why I thinkrepparttar 122388 terms "mind-body" and "mind and body" were developed inrepparttar 122389 Western world. I believe thatrepparttar 122390 average Western person thinks ofrepparttar 122391 term "mind" in relation to "thinking" or "thought". Oriental philosophy considers "mind" to be immanent in bothrepparttar 122392 body andrepparttar 122393 brain. In Aikido we say that we practice in order to calmrepparttar 122394 mind, by coordinating our thoughts,repparttar 122395 actions of our body, and our breath. Or we say that we practice in order to further empower and actualize our mind by coordinating our thoughts, physical actions, breath, and spirit.

When looking to calm our mind we give our primary attention to calming our breath and our heart beat, which will tend to lead towards a relaxing of our musculature and a slowing down or cessation of our internal dialogue. If we calm our body we will tend to calm our cognitive thought processes. Calmingrepparttar 122396 mind can also be accomplished by giving primary attention torepparttar 122397 speed, rhythm, and tone of voice of our internal dialogue. If we calm our cognitive thought processes we will tend to calmrepparttar 122398 body. When we calm both our cognitive thought processes and our body, then we calm our mind. Cognitive mind and somatic mind are part of a recursive feedback loop. You can't affect one without affectingrepparttar 122399 other.


Would you like to try a Seishindo practice that relates to what you have been reading? If so please go torepparttar 122400 following URL: and try our “Heartbeat Breath – Calming Breath” practice.

Charlie Badenhop is the originator of Seishindo, an Aikido instructor, NLP trainer, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapist. Benefit from a new self-help Practice every two weeks, by subscribing to his complimentary newsletter "Pure heart, simple mind" at

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