HO’OPONOPONO AND FAMILY
CONSTELLATIONS: A traditional
Hawaiian healing method for
Research shows that much of our happiness and success in life is dependent upon our interpersonal relationships and how we view them. When we think of our relationships, the first ones that come to mind are often those with our life-partners, our parents, children and other family members. Yet our relationships extend beyond just our close circle to our work colleagues, our relationship with our body, food, finance, even the clutter in our closets.
Author Ulrich Emil Duprée believes that many of our problems in life are relationship-related. The good news is that we can heal those relationship issues and live with more freedom and happiness. He shows how the ancient Hawaiian healing ritual of forgiveness— Ho’oponopono— is given even greater power when combined with the method of systemic family constellations. Duprée reveals how this healing method can solve problems and resolve underlying conflicts in our relationships with ourselves and with others.
YOU WERE HERE BEFORE,
WHY ARE YOU HERE
Do you ever wonder about your life purpose or question why you are here?
Have you ever had a déjà vu experience or the feeling that you intimately know a person you have not met before? Or found a foreign place familiar? Many people search for these answers through Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT). The foundation of this alternative psychotherapeutic technique is based on reincarnation, the central underpinning for the precepts of birth, death, afterlife, and rebirth in Eastern religions. It is predicated on the understanding that we continue to reincarnate because of the necessity for increased soul development as well as the need to understand and fulfill our soul’s life purpose. The soul evolves through many lifetimes. Inherent in this philosophy is an acceptance of the universal connectedness of all people.
Author Barbara Pisick, a psychotherapist for nearly 40 years, continues to be amazed at the immediacy of this work and the rapidity of each person’s personal growth. Her clients report that they were able to solve problems that had not been helped by traditional psychotherapy, or by taking antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. Most importantly, these individuals were able to gain a new awareness of their current life situations, and how to make the necessary changes. The therapist–client experience is enlivened in You Were Here Before by word-for-word, detailed regression therapy sessions.
HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR CHILDHOOD
NOW THAT YOU’RE AN ADULT
Few of us are immune to the ideas we absorbed as children. We learned how to get approval or disapproval by creating the kinds of selves who would fit in and succeed with the “right” jobs, relationships, possessions, and so on. Even if we rebel against these ingrained notions by going in the opposite direction, we are still controlled by them. Author and psychotherapist Ira Israel explains that “Children create ‘false selves’ — facades, personas—in order to obtain the acceptance, approval, and love they crave; however, any acceptance, approval, or ‘love’ that we receive as adults based on our facades, and not on our inner and usually somewhat messy authentic selves, ultimately causes resentments. We need to be cognizant of how prejudices and fears built during childhood may influence our adult decisions.”
How to Survive Your Childhood helps readers raise their level of awareness about their subconscious beliefs or assumptions so they gain insight into their “way of being” in the world. The book also includes an array of practical tools designed to alleviate suffering and help readers stay at the higher end of their happiness spectrum.
CORNUCOPIA FOOD FOR
CATS AND DOGS
We often consider healthy nutrition practices that we use daily to help live long and fruitful lives. But do we give this same consideration to the wonderful creatures that bring so much joy to those lives…our pets? Cornucopia canned food for dogs and cats, created by veterinary nutritionist, Dr. Geoffrey Broderick (Doc) in the 1970’s, is made from non-GMO, certified organic, human-grade ingredients and wildcaught fish, and is free from antibiotics, hormones, rendered meats and meals, and carrageenan. All of his products are free of chemical additives, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, and MSG. Just as importantly, all the cows, chickens and fish that make up these foods are spared torture and abuse.
In addition to the canned food line, Cornucopia offers two probiotic formulas, Super-Food antioxidant and Phyto-Food immunity support. His awardwinning formulas are sold around the world and recognized as the first pet foods that use Preventive Nutrition to actually help prevent disease in animals. Doc’s unique approach to nutrition helps pets live longer, healthier lives: “I believe that Preventive Nutrition is the first line of defense against disease and aging, and that a perfect diet is one of the best things you can do to secure lasting health for anyone.”
As vegans, Andrea & I are not willing to personally vouch for any of the six varieties. Fortunately, we live with our own two little taste-testers, Tigie and Little Bear — previously seen on the cover of our June-July, 2017, 30th Anniversary Issue. Transitioning our kitties from dry food(?) to real food was a difficult (and noisy) but highly rewarding task, having to turn a deaf ear to their complaints for roughly three weeks. Similar to humans, it took about 21 days for our cats to form a new habit. The results were visible within the first two weeks: both cats slimmed down, dropping significant body fat; their long-haired coats became softer, shinier and less matted—and no more hairballs! But the most incredible transformation was in their behavior. Little Bear became much less anxious and skittish, even evoking a remark from one of our holiday visitors, noting how relaxed LB was in the midst of a full house of people. Never the most tolerant family member, Little Bear now allows “strangers” to hold him.
COMPASSION FOR PETS, a book authored by Dr. Broderick, covers topics ranging from the nutritional requirements of an omnivorous carnivore (dogs) vs an obligate carnivore (cats), to teaching consumers how to read a pet food label. Doc uncovers the “dirty secrets of the commercial pet food industry,” adding, “It is unacceptable to lose one-half to two-thirds of a pet’s life by feeding non-human-grade pet food.” Invaluable information for anyone who loves their animal companions.