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Inspired Health Energy Medicine is a Holistic based wellness hub created out of Joy and Love and with a vision to bring conscious awareness to you through Powerful Energy Medicine & Coaching Sessions, Private Classes & Group Workshops.

If you are faced with physical illness, emotional turmoil, loss of a loved one, career-related stress and want to grow spiritually these sessions & programs will provide you with the boost you need to successfully move through your life transitions.
Immerse yourself in restorative, healing treatments and educational workshops and get on a path to maintain and increase your well being with consistent support through private sessions, talks, workshops & classes. Unique online and in person programs we help you focus your intentions, reclaim your health, your energy, and your life.
This is a platform to help you move to the next step of evolution and live life with joy, compassion and love as we all learn how to heal ourselves and others.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Did youn know that your teeth affect your energy flow and your organs? Meridian Tooth Chart



Energy medicine is fabulous for re-establishing the flow in the body's meridians. If you have problems with your teeth, we may be able to pipoint the source of your problem, help re-establish flow and allow the body to come back to it's natural healthy state. Your teeth are just one way for your body to bring your attention to the problem at hand.
With the holidays coming up, and the extra sugar intake, pay attention to any sensitivities in your teeth and related issues.
Book an appointment today and come have your teeth checked ;-)
You will be amazed at the correlation between your aching teeth and your organs!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

REIKI SHARE - Free* Event

October 23rd, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm   

* Guided Meditation
* Relaxing Mini Sessions
* Practice


with
Corinna Kromer CRM/T, HTCP
and
Sarah Fredrickson CRM/T, CMT
Reiki Share events are offered throughout the year to facilitate practice and experience for our Reiki class students. If you are interested in getting more practice time in for class requirements, have questions for Sarah and I or want to experience receiving and giving treatments from different Reiki practitioners, this is a perfect opportunity. 

Bring a blanket, pillow, water bottle, dress in layers and whatever else makes you comfortable and come join us.
It takes time and effort to schedule these events (it's not always easy for the two of us to sync calendars ;-)), so please RSVP as soon as you can so we may arrange the space and supplies such as tables accordingly.
And if you are able to bring a table please let us know - Thank you. 
  
Register by phone or email!
Location:
Applied Kinesiology
Center of the Rockies,
110 West Harvard Street,
Fort Collins,
CO 80525

Enter East door and come downstairs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How to Create a Crystal Grid for Luck


Creating a Crystal Grid for Luck
From OM TIMES Magazine, July 29, 2011
by Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac

A ‘Grid’ is a way to arrange the stones in a sacred geometric pattern. They are then consciously ‘activated’ by connecting a ‘line of Light’ between the stones so that they radiate an energy field in the immediate environment in which they are constructed. Those of you who are sensitive to energy will be able to tell immediately that there is a shift of energy in the room where you construct a grid. Depending on which stones you choose, there will either be a gentle shift… or a very tangible one.
Consider these stones when constructing a “luck grid”: Aventurine, Cat’s Eye, Fairy’s Cross, Jade, Lodestone, Selenite, Tiger’s Eye, Turquoise.
You will need:
A Positive Affirmation – “Energy follows thought”. Program thoughts to be positive and your energy will flow there. Affirmations are words, which state your intention and allow the mental energy to be in the correct place. “Good luck will follow me everywhere”, I am one of the luckiest people”, I deserve all the good luck that comes my way”, I create my own luck”.
Crystal wand – is utilized as an energy conductor and transfers your energy through the crystal to your grid and stone formation. This can also be done with the Master crystal.
Intention – is probably the most important aspect when it comes to gridding. Our intention is our greatest gift in order to serve our purpose. Positive thinking is what intention implies. State your intention (your positive affirmation “with meaning”).
Master crystal – the main crystal that is different from the others. This is the crystal you have the most affinity to. It will be the crystal in the center of your grid and/or can be the crystal you use to trace the energy of your grid.

Sacred Geometry: Grid Patterns.
The universe is created by a thought consciousness which manifests in physical reality through a geometric blueprint that is call Sacred Geometry which repeats in cycle giving the illusion of linear time. The term “sacred geometry” is used by archaeologists, anthropologists, and geometricians to encompass the religious, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs that have sprung up around geometry in various cultures during the course of human history.
Almost every religion, culture and part of the world, have their own specific meaning to go along side these definitions. These shapes are universally recognized and play a part of our subconscious mind in one way or another.
Circle (ball): An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. A romantic attachment or deep friendship and a sacred space. The circle symbolizes the sacred and spiritual including the “sacred” earth.
Diamond (faceted): Because of its perfect symmetry, the diamond vibrates toward harmony. This makes it an excellent shape for meditation gardens or those used for culinary purposes. As this shape also vibrates toward the solidity of Earth, it’s a good bet for magical gardens involving prosperity and abundance, and issues of the family, home, and hearth.
Hexagon: is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. The word hexagon is derived from the Latin hexagnum, from Greek hexagnos, having six angles. This hexagonal star is faceted and carved from natural crystal. Use it for balancing Chakras, laying on problem areas, creating a crystal grid, to amplify the power of your other stones, power up your positive affirmations. Place this star in any room where you want to create a balanced, healthy environment.
Rectangle: The rectangle symbolizes the female form. Intelligence; Protector; Divine contemplation. The rectangle also symbolizes the equilibration of the fourfold force.
Square: The Square represents the physical world. Like the quartered circle, it points pagans to the four compass directions: north, east, south and west.
Star (merkaba): are drawn by ambitious people and may suggest a desire for self-promotion. Little stars indicate optimism, while symmetrical stars suggest excess energy. A sign of hope, love, joy and prosperity, protection against fires, good fortune, hope, love, fertility, energy and harmony. The unique qualities of the star (merkaba) are the divine light vehicle used by ascended masters to connect with those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.
Triangle (pyramid): Associated with the number three. Pointing upwards, it symbolizes fire, male power, good luck; Pointing down, it symbolizes water, female sexuality, goddess, religions, take care.

Creating Your Grid
Place your chosen crystals into your grid pattern. (Choose your pattern above). These crystals go on the outside of the grid with the master crystal in the center. Now you have a pattern on your surface that will serve you.
Connecting the stones with energy. To connect the grid lines start by pointing the crystal wand or Master crystal toward the one crystal holding it a few inches above the grid. When you feel the energy flow move the crystal wand up to the crystal at the top of the grid drawing a line of energy, then move diagonally to the crystal on the left, then back to the center, then retrace the line you just drew, then move to the next crystal on the left. Go back to center and then retrace that line you just drew, then continue around the grid as you say your affirmation.
The process appears to look like you are cutting a pie, except you are retracing each line from the center back out. When you feel that you are finished come back to the top crystal and then move to the central crystal. If you used the Master crystal for tracing the energy, now place it back in the center. Allow your final intention of energy to flow into the central crystal. (Connecting the lines and affirming the healing power is done daily to keep the grid active 24 hours a day).

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Version of Hatsurei Ho by James Deacon

Copy righted
An interesting explanation of the practice of benefit to many Reiki practitioners.
For more info visit http://www.aetw.org/d_hatsurei_ho.html

HATSUREI HO
Copyright © 2003 James Deacon
[Modified, Mar. 23, 2007]

Hatsu = Invoke/Generate, Rei = Spirit, Ho = Method
Many practitioners believe that the Hatsurei Ho meditation is possibly the most effective way to increase the depth, quality and intensity of ones connection to the Reiki phenomenon.
Thus, it is commonly taught that Hatsurei Ho should become part of ones daily practice - that it will enhance your ability to channel the phenomenon that is Reiki, and, it is said, that the accumulative effects of the meditation will positively affect your spiritual development.
However there is a good possibility that Hatsurei Ho was originally intended to be used solely as a ritual during which the student received reiju.

[It should be pointed out that there are currently several slightly different versions of Hatsurei Ho being taught by various Reiki Masters]

Hatsurei Ho can be practiced either seated on a chair, stool or bench, or in a cross-legged posture, or in the seiza posture.
As with all the developmental practices, choose a time and place where you are unlikely to be disturbed.

And wherever you are doing this exercise - indoors or out, make sure (if seated on the floor) the floor/ground is both comfortable and warm. Do not practice this on cold floors/ground, do not practice in the cold, generally.

The Hatsurei Ho meditation is divided into several sections: 'Focussing', 'Dry Bathing', 'Connection', 'Spirit/Soul Cleansing Breath', 'Praying Hands', etc'. However, this is essentially to make the meditation easier to learn (i.e. taking it in 'small bites'). In practice, Hatsurei Ho is worked through as one seemless whole.

Hatsurei Ho
(When practiced in a group Hatsurei Ho is called: 'Shuyo ho'.)
Sit up straight (comfortably so - no need for rigid military-style posture - this will only impede the technique).

Rest your hands, palms down, on your legs / in your lap.
Close your eyes and 'hara-centre' yourself: focus your awareness on your seika tanden - an area deep inside your body mid way between your navel and the top of your pubic bone.
For a few moments, simply 'be' - silently and restfully 'watching the breath': loosely focussing on the natural rhythms of your breathing. There is no interference with the natural process - no seeking to consciously breathe - merely to be aware that you are breathing effortlessly.

Focussing (Mokunen)
Next, make a silent statement of your intent: “I'll begin Hatsurei-ho meditation now”

'Dry Bathing' (Kenyoku)
[The first part of Hatsurei Ho is an 'energy cleansing' or 'aura smoothing' practice, and can also be used in a stand-alone sense to disconnect from people, things, thoughts, emotions, feelings, situations, energies, etc.
The kenyoku element of the meditation is where the main differences occur in the various versions of Hatsurei-Ho.]
This can be done either with actual physical contact, or can be done 'non-contact' just off the surface of the body, in the aura.

While allowing the breath to remain as effortless as possible, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
First, bring your right hand up to your left shoulder, the tips of your fingers at a point near where your collar-bone ends, palm flat and facing the body.
Move your hand diagonally down across your body from the left shoulder towards your right hip, in a smooth, measured, sweeping or brushing action.
Next, bring your left hand up to your right shoulder, the tips of your fingers at a point near where your collar-bone ends, palm flat and facing the body.
Move your hand diagonally down across your body from the right shoulder towards your left hip, in a smooth, measured, sweeping or brushing action.
Repeat this sequence twice more - making a total of three sweeping/brushing gestures from each shoulder to the opposite hip.

Then, placing your right hand on the edge of your left shoulder - with left arm held straight out in front of you - move your right hand, in a smooth, measured, sweeping or brushing action, along the outside of your left arm, and down over the end of the fingers. Do the same thing with the left hand on right arm. Repeat the process, brushing both left and right arms once more.
[Note: In the first version of Kenyoku I was introduced to, (Gendai Ho version) the sequence was:
right hand brushes from left shoulder to right hip; left hand brushes from right shoulder to left hip; right hand brushes from left shoulder to right hip (Exhaling with a 'haa' sound as you do so);
then:
placing your right hand on the edge of your left shoulder - with left arm held straight out in front of you - move your hand along the outside of your left arm, and down over the end of the fingers; repeat this with the left hand on right arm; repeat with right hand on left arm. [1]

The Gendai Ho version of kenyoku is presented as being the original 'Usui' version - however, some other sources claim the Usui version (in place of brushing along the outside of the arm) involved brushing along the inside. Yet another version still involves brushing from wrist to fingertips across the open palm - instead of the arms.
I would suggest you allow intuition to guide your choice as to which version to work with...]

'Connection'
[This step is part of Hiroshi Doi's version of Hatsurei Ho, yet apparently was not part of the original form].
Raise your hands up above your head, keeping them in line with your shoulders. Your palms face upwards, fingers pointing out to the sides.
In your mind's-eye see and feel the Reiki energy flowing down from above, pouring into your uplifted open hands as a stream of crystal clear light.
It flows down your arms and through your body, down into your seika tanden.
When you can feel the flow of Reiki, gently lower your hands to your lap once more, this time with palms up.

(Although the Hatsurei Ho meditation is described here in 'stages' or steps, this is simply for instructional purposes. In practice, the Hatsurei Ho is seen as one single flowing unbroken meditation)

The 'Spirit/Soul Cleansing Breath' (Joshin Kokyu ho):
With hands resting palms-up on you lap, again, for a moment or so, simply 'be' - silently and restfully 'watching the breath': loosely focussing on the natural rhythms of your breathing. There is no interference with the natural process - no seeking to consciously breathe - merely to be aware that you are breathing effortlessly...

Bring the focus of your awareness gently to your seika tanden once more, and as you breathe in - naturally, effortlessly - in your mind's-eye see and feel the Reiki energy flowing down from above, as a stream of crystal clear light.
The light floods into your crown, and flows down throughout your body into your seika tanden.
In the moment before your body - naturally, effortlessly - begins to exhale, be aware of the light: feel it growing stronger and brighter, radiating throughout your entire body, dissolving and dissipating all trace of stress and negative tension, and supporting the positive energetic integrity of your entire being.
As your body exhales, be aware that you are emanating the light from every single pore - from the entire surface of your being - and the light radiates out in all directions to infinity.

Continue in this 'awareness of the light' for as long as you feel comfortable.

Allow your body to maintain its own natural breathing rhythm. There is no interference with the natural process - no seeking to consciously breathe - merely to be aware that you are breathing effortlessly.

Some people may experience energetic flows, heat or other sensations while doing Hatsurei Ho, this is quite normal.

'Praying Hands' (Gassho)
When you are ready, slowly bring your hands up together in the gassho (prayer) position, and gently move the focus of your awareness to where the pads of the middle fingers touch.

Forget everything else.

Maintain this awareness for as long as you feel drawn to so do.
[We are told that this is the final stage of Hatsurei Ho as originally used by Usui-Sensei, however Hiroshi Doi and others add the following elements:]

'Concentration Meditation' (Seishin Toitsu)
[It is at this point in the Hatsurei Ho ritual that Reiju is given]
When you feel ready - your body still breathing effortlessly - be aware that as you inhale, the crystal clear Reiki light is being likewise being 'breathed' in through your hands and pours straight into your seika tanden.
In the moment before your body begins to exhale, be aware of the light: feel it growing stronger and brighter in your seika tanden.
As your body exhales, be aware that the crystal clear Reiki light is being likewise being 'breathed' out from your seika tanden - and on out through your hands.

Stay with this process for as long as you feel drawn to so do.


Repeating the Precepts Three Times (Gokai Sansho)
When you feel ready, repeat the Gokai: the Five Reiki Precepts three times "...out loud and in your Heart..."
Kyo dake wa - Just for today
Okoru-na - Don't get angry
Shinpai suna - Don't worry
Kansha shite - Be grateful
Gyo o hage me - Work hard
Hito ni shinsetsu ni - Be kind to others

Focusing (Mokunen)
Returning your hands to your lap, silently state:
"I am finishing Hatsurei Ho now."
Then, when you are ready, allow your attention to turn outwards once more.

__________
[1] Many people have commented on the fact that the kenyoku version presented by Doi is unbalanced.
However, this 'lobsidedness' is something which gives us clues as to the possible origin of this particular version of the practice - i.e. from modern day Chinese qi gong.
In qi gong, there are many exercises which have one version for men to practice and a mirror-version for women. Such exercises are often 'lobsided'
The kenyoku version presented by Doi would be categorised as a male practice; for women, the sequence would be mirrored:
i.e. left hand brushes from right shoulder to left hip; right hand brushes from left shoulder to right hip, left hand brushes from right shoulder to left hip; then, left hand brushes right arm, right hand brushes left arm, left hand brushes right arm.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Moroccan veggie dish


In the presence of abundance of squash and like vegetables at this time of the year, I thought I'd dig out this recipe which is delicious. If you love ethnic foods and unusual spices this one's for you!


Corinna’s Moroccan Vegetarian Dish

4 tbsp olive oil                               4 large potatoes, thinly sliced in ovals
1 large yellow onion                      4 large squash, thinly sliced in ovals
1 large garlic head                         ½ lb of spinach chopped up fine
1 large green pepper, sliced          1 tsp of dry tumeric or 1/2 small fresh root
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste             1 tsp of season salt (mix) and/or dash of cayenne
1 organic vegetable bouillon         ½ tsp of garlic powder (for extra garlic or if you don't have fresh)

Sautee onions and garlic in olive oil until transluscent. Put bouillon in pan, smash and let dissolve slowly as you mix it in with the onions and oil. Add seasoning and dry simmer in pan. Add potatoes and peppers; sautee for 5 mins, then add squash and simmer, covered for 15/20 mins. Normally I do not add any water and let the onions and veggies dry simmer in the bouillon and spices. However, if your pan starts to stick you may add 1/4 cup of water or vegetable stock. The squash will provide the liquid for the dish to cook in as they are softening under the low flame. Cook untill squash and potatoes are soft. Turn off fire, add chopped up spinach and let sit covered for 5 mins. Mix and you are ready.

Variations: feel free to use any kind of squash (from zucchini to butternut squash and add other ingredients such as cooked chickpeas, lentils and other legumes. Just keep in mind that you may need to add more liquid to the cooking process if you add dryer ingredients.

Serve with rice or alone and enjoy.                             Serves 4
Bon Apetit!

Corinna

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Beginning Meditation

Techniques, Benefits & Beginner’s How-to
Meditation is simply a way to train the mind to relax and to learn to have control over the thoughts that wonder through the mind and any external stimuli.
Like any other practice, one will start meditating for short periods of time, sometimes as short as three to five minutes to begin with, in order to build up the habit of “being still”. It is generally very difficult for a beginner to sit quietly for a long time or to manage to empty their mind from all the bombarding thoughts. So be patient with yourself and have fun with it.
There are several techniques for learning to meditate and different types of people are attracted to different ways of learning to be still.
One of the easiest ways to get into meditation is by focusing on the breath or a mantra and concentrating on it in order to keep your mind busy and not allow other thoughts in. This is called Concentration Meditation.

Concentration meditation
This technique of meditation focuses the mind on the single subject at hand in order to avoid thinking of something else. It is hard to keep the mind blank, if not impossible at times, so giving it something to do helps with achieving focus.
This focus can be reached by following the rhythm of your breath, repeating a word or phrase mantra, listening to repetitive sounds such as bells or a gong or staring at a candle flame.
Breath: If you begin with the breath, one way of keeping your mind still, is to count down your breaths from 30 to 0, every time you exhale. You will notice that sometimes wondering thoughts might break your concentration and you get swept away into all kinds of spinning thoughts and imagery. As soon as you notice that your concentration has been broken simply return to your countdown resuming with the last numbered exhale you remember.
Mantra: Using a mantra is easy and helps keep your concentration. A mantra can be one word such as “Om” (the most powerful sound in the universe according to yogis – the sound of “I am”), or it can be a phrase that makes you smile or feel good. You can either make up your own mantra, such as “I am loved”, or you can borrow some phrase that you heard or read and you resonated with. If you are working through something in particular, pick a mantra that is a positive resolution to your problem. For example if you need more financial support say something like “financial abundance is available to me now”.  It helps to use your mantra as an affirmation as well, and post it around your house, your work place and anywhere where you might see it again and again to remind you of your goal.  Be creative; post a sticky note on your morning mirror, in your car, place one in your gym bag or your wallet.
Your brain gets trained like any other part of your body and the more your practice the better you get at it. It is common that you will start with five minutes of meditation and work up to a longer time as you train your brain to be still. Be patient, enjoy the process and persevere. It gets better, I promise! Soon your concentration will improve and eventually you will be able to meditate for one or more hours if you so wish.

Mindfulness meditation
Another form of meditation is through the Mindfulness meditation technique which encourages the practitioner to observe wondering thoughts as they drift through the mind. As I mentioned above, thoughts will come your way no matter what. The trick is to not be judgmental; simply notice them, make a note of any messages they might bring and move on to the next thought that comes by. Try not to sit there and analyze every thought that passes through your mind. Just notice and move on.  Over time, you may notice that your thought process follows a certain pattern and by observing those thoughts you will gain insight on how to balance the thoughts that come your way.

Walking meditation
This is another way of focusing your mind while being in motion. This is especially beneficial for people who have a hard time sitting still, or people who love being out in nature while meditating.  Walking meditation is a mindful way of walking, noticing every step that you take and breathing in rhythm with your steps. It can be practiced indoors or outdoors, in labyrinths, beaches and just about any place you want. You can sneak in walking meditations at any time of the day, upon waking, at work, at school and at night before going to bed to calm you down. This kind of meditation helps us be aware of our connection with earth, touching boldly the soil with each step that we take and feeling the energy that courses through our body and everything around us. It is beneficial if the weather and environment allows, to enjoy the walking meditation barefoot and feel the connection. Walking meditation is relaxing and helps you release any issues you might be working through in a very soothing and calm way.
Placing one foot in front of the other let the energy guide you and allow life to unfold one step at a time.

Benefits of meditation
Meditation has a vast array of benefits in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms. I would venture to say though that the most important thing we get out of meditation is learning to be present. In today’s busy world we forget how to be present and enjoy each moment as we dash from one activity to the next often barely taking a moment to breathe. Regular meditation helps slow down time in a way and calm the waters of life.
As far as research goes, it has been proven that by eliciting relaxation in the mind, our bodily systems responds by a means of reset, allowing health and vitality to resume.
Herbert Benson, MD, from Harvard University Medical School, was a pioneer in what he termed the relaxation response after conducting research on people who practiced transcendental meditation. The relaxation response, in Benson’s words, is “an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.”
        ©        Some documented short-term benefits to the nervous system after meditation are lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, slower respiratory rate, improved blood circulation, less anxiety, more feelings of well-being, deeper relaxation, improved healing times, lower blood cortisol levels, less stress.
        ©        There are definitely long term benefits as well, some of them documented such as improved memory, better control of thoughts forms (negative vs. positive), improved immune functions.

In some beliefs such as the Buddhist philosophy,  it is thought that the ultimate benefit of meditation is liberation of the mind from attachment to things it cannot control, such as external circumstances or strong internal emotions. The liberated, or “enlightened,” practitioner no longer needlessly follows desires or clings to experiences, but instead maintains a calmness of mind and sense of inner balance.
How to meditate: Simple meditation for beginners
Since you are planning on making meditation a regular activity, it might be beneficial to create a space that is quiet and cozy for you in order to fully experience this moment and completely relax.
 1. Find a place where you will not be disturbed and sit or lie comfortably.
2. Close your eyes.
3. Breathe easily and effortlessly.
4. Focusing your attention on your breathing feel the breath entering your nasal cavity and flowing through down to the abdomen, filling your belly and then slowly exhaling, deflating the belly and noticing the warm air exiting your nostrils.  Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Make no effort to control your breath; simply focus your attention. Should your mind wander and get distracted by other thoughts, simply return your focus back to your breath. Maintain this meditation practice for 3-5 minutes to start, and then slowly increase the meditation time as you are able to stay connected longer.
Training your mind and body to sit for a period of time and bask in the stillness of the moments helps us learn to be completely present in every moment. After all, life is happening now. What happened yesterday we have no control over and what will happen tomorrow we can only control if we are mindful right now. By looking ahead and worrying about what will come tomorrow we completely miss today and the joys that it can bring. So give yourself the gift of NOW and let your body, mind and spirit rejoice in the life that you are creating each moment.

Private and group Meditation classes are available upon request and are sometimes scheduled throughout the year. Join this site and receive an update of class schedules and occasional posting of articles and videos.

Blessed be,

Corinna