Sunday, March 24, 2013

Awaken your Inner Healer

Awaken your Inner Healer 

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
~Lao Tzu
      When I found a holistic approach to wellness, it set me on the path to clearing long standing dis-ease in my body and restoring balance in ways that I never thought were possible. When I had my very first Jin Shin Jytusu session back in 1998, my inner healer woke up! Until that point in my life, I was unaware that I even had an inner healer. My inner healer was reminded that she had work to do, revealing to me the power that is within us.
      Because it is a common belief that we need a doctor to "fix" us, there are many among us that do not realize that we each have an innate ability to heal and that being whole is our birthright.
      Think about it, for our entire lives, we have healed cut fingers and skinned knees, mended broken bones, overcome colds and flu without even thinking about it. Healing occurs without conscious effort, as does every breath and heartbeat and body function. The Innate Intelligence of our bodies has the ability is to maintain the body, to take the food, sunshine, water and air that we consume and turn it into what our bodies need to heal and become whole.  
      Wholeness or "health" is our natural state of being.  Our Innate Intelligence provides us with all of the tools needed to heal ourselves. The assistance that we get from a practitioner or doctor merely provides support for our own bodies’ natural healing abilities. And when we attend to the cause of the disharmony, rather than masking the symptoms, our inner ability to heal is supported.
      With Jin Shin Jyutsu Energy Work, we seek to clear the energetic stagnation that produces dis-ease in our bodies. When the stress that is held in the body is removed, our inner healer is able to get to work returning balance and harmony. This enables us to tap into our natural ability to create the healing we need in our life, to help the body to fulfill its innate functions harmoniously, and to produce health and EASE.
     Awaken your inner healer by developing a daily self-help practice as simple as holding your fingers to transform the negative effects of our attitudes and regular Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions. 
“You have within you right now,
everything you need to deal
with whatever the world can throw at you.”
~Brian Tracy

Monday, March 11, 2013

The art of Longevity

The Art of Longevity

"Anti-aging requires an understanding of longevity wisdom. Your Creator has given you built-in body wisdom to keep you forever young and healthy. Essentially, it is an innate awareness of not only your body’s basic needs but also all the signs and signals by which your body warns you of what is wrong with you. So, invoke and embrace that wisdom."
~Stephen Lau
   When Master Jiro Murai revived the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu around 1920, one of the terms that he used to described Jin Shin Jyutsu was the Art of Longevity: Live fully, experience each breath fully.
   Most of us are raised to believe that growing older means a progressive decline in health, wellness, mental and physical ability.  I feel lucky to have had the most amazing Young Grandmother! She passed a few years ago at over 90 years old but throughout my life she  has been an inspiration in vitality. I have vivid memories of her smiling and living life fully. In her 80's she was encouraged to participate in the local Senor Center activities.. but she declined saying "Why would I want to hang out with those old people?"  She ran her own antique shop into her 80's, active and fun-loving. This woman had life to LIVE! She always made such an impression on me that for as long as I can remember, I would tell her that when I was as old as her, I wanted to be as young as she was! For me, she set the example that a study by researchers at North Carolina State University in 2009 concluded-that you really are only as old as you think you are. Thank you Grandma!
"While scientists have to date largely focused on the biology of longevity, the secrets of living to an exceptional age lie more in our personalities, attitudes, support systems and life experiences than our genes." ~Leonard W. Poon
   Regular Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions and self-help provides a valuable support system as it is aids in restoring the body's energy systems to a balanced, efficient, functioning state. It's practice helps us to take charge of our negative attitudes and to change the self-defeating belief of inevitable aging. It teaches us to master the art of living and to seeing aging as an opportunity for greater peace of mind, wisdom, creativity and happiness. Jin Shin Jyutsu brings to us a new awareness of our limitless life energy and of our ability to partake of the effortless reality, which is our birthright. We can then expect the best results by learning and practicing good health habits for staying healthy and reducing stress. Ultimately, Jin Shin Jyutsu will restore you to a knowledge of yourself and of your long dormant innate ability to improve the quality of your life. 
"Controlling mental and physical stress is the key to a long, healthy and happy life."
~Nicholas Perricone, M.D.

About Beth Molaro: 
Beth Molaro
    Beth Molaro is a gifted energy healer who specializes in Jin Shin Jyutsu, a healing art with a history of over 5,000 years. This gentle touch healing art is based upon our own natural, innate ability to harmonize ourselves. Our bodies are designed to heal, we need only find ways to bring the body back to harmony and balance so that healing can happen. This work is very gentle with hands placed over the client's clothes and does not involve manipulation, massage or rubbing. As the energy flows freely, the body will heal itself from everyday stress. Benefits extend well beyond hands-on sessions with the practitioner, as clients are taught the application of self help geared toward their individual needs. As a Jin Shin Jyutsu/Reiki/Energy Healing Practitioner, Beth serves as assistant to her clients to gently clear and re-align the body’s energies which in turn brings about healing.

    She is an avid student of Energy Healing and continues to study various approaches to healing that enhance her understanding of the holistic/spiritual model  and that add to her own unique abilities. In addition to her ongoing study of Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reiki, studies in Cranial Sacral, Soul Focused/Esoteric Healing, Chakra Balancing, Clearing Ancestral Lines, Polarity Therapy, Meditation and Yoga all help to enhance Beth’s natural and unique healing strengths even more and enable her to empower individuals to take charge of their health and well-being.  Beth will always first be a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, but both her own personal practice and her healing practice are informed by these deep studies of Universal Energy.
    Beth's background as visual artist, potter, dancer and avid gardener gives her a comprehensive understanding of how the human body is affected by use and abuse. She has reversed years of her own back stress with Jin Shin Jyutsu and eight years after a partial thyroidectomy, she maintains balanced thyroid function not with medication but with Jin Shin Jyutsu! She has devoted her healing work to helping clients learn how to bring their bodies back to balance through regular treatments and personalized self-help routines to practice at home. Beth's goal as a holistic health practitioner is to help people balance and energize body, mind and spirit, and erase pain and stress so that they can heal and dramatically improve their quality of life.
    Beth is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Instructor. Self-Help classes can be scheduled to accommodate a group of friends, family or co-workers.
    Beth is available for a few Week-Long Healing Intensives each week. During this special accelerated healing process you typically receive 10 Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments in 5 days (or 10 treatments over a 2 week period-Treatments can be tailor made to suit your schedule). On each of the five days you receive two treatments, usually one in the morning, and the second in the evening.  Email to schedule your personal Week-long Healing Intensive Retreat.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nature's Calendar

"Let us love winter,
for it is the spring of genius."
~Pietro Aretino
          Ah, Spring, that transition period between winter and summer, the season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The birth of new ideas, inspiration, and creativity restored by the longer sun-filled days. Will it ever arrive?
We seem caught between winter and spring, as the weather switches back and forth between cold days and warmers days, the symptoms of both Spring Fever and Cabin Fever abound! 
         It is good to know that the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, like the tides, have an affect on our body's energy flow. And what we eat has a powerful effect on our ability to find balance not only in each season, but especially during the transition from one to another! 

         "To be healthy we need to follow nature’s calendar and begin to change when she does. In the winter, we tend to eat more well cooked and warming dishes, things that will keep us warm and energized. Generally it is not a good idea to overdo it on ice cream and other foods that make us feel more sensitive to the cold. We still need lightly cooked vegetable dishes and raw salads that are mildly cooling to keep us fresh throughout the winter.
          Starting in early to mid February, it is time to very gradually lessen these well cooked and warming foods and re-introduce foods that are light, refreshing and cooling. This way our body gradually adjusts to the coming of spring and follows nature’s pattern. Add more lightly cooked vegetable dishes, raw salads, vegetable dishes and enjoy some oranges and tangerines. "

         Transitions are helped by a practice of mindfulness. As we move out of Winter, the season of retreat and rest, and into Spring, the season of new growth, rebirth and action, it is important that we find ways to reduce the stressors that keep us from feeling our best. 
"No matter how long the winter,
spring is sure to follow."