Bach Flower Remedies

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Emotions are powerful.  We are meant to feel them, both positive and negative. They all have their purpose.  For example, If we didn’t experience disappointment, we wouldn’t know how amazing it is to feel triumph.  A lot of the time, we make decisions based upon our emotions.  We need to have control over our emotions.   Some of our biggest mistakes can be made when we make decisions based solely upon emotion.  It is so important to get our emotions under control.  There are ways to do this.  One of these methods is through Bach Flower Remedies.  What are Bach Flower Remedies?  They are essences from flowers in nature.  These flowers contain properties in them that help us balance our negative emotions, be it stress, anger, low self worth, depression and the list goes on.  Seem bizarre?  Yes it does at first, but not when you consider that all nature is connected and things were created with a purpose.  God created the Earth and all in it for the use and benefit of mankind.  This is the miracle of nature.  And yes, these remedies do work!  We are able to help many overcome negative emotions through the use of our bioenergetic feedback machine and flower remedies.  Please contact us for more information.  We would love to help any who are in need of more positive emotions and strength to overcome the negative emotions.

Love,

Brian and Jennifer

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EMOTION!

How many of us push a feeling away, let it get out of control, detach from it, force it down, fear it, or blame it on someone else?  As I sit and think about what emotion really is I’m struck by the fact that it seems to have negative connotation.  Growing up I was always told I feel too much.  Feel too much?? And so because of this I kept thinking I needed to go into my head more.  My headaches got worse, my emotions became out of control.  But what I realized was that I was not facing the emotions I was having.  They became my enemy and we know when we have enemies we are not willing to see their good or what they have to offer.  I believe that because of this “detached” emotional state I became flighty and not grounded.  I knew who I was but I couldn’t hold on to it because I wasn’t willing to love my emotions or to appreciate their value.  The negative and positive ones.  I believe that we can’t just see the positive emotions.  There are always opposing forces.  Being aware of both is key to progress.

Yes the day is almost over but there is still a challenge.  Today FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS!  Be aware.  This is the first step in become powerful.  What you do with these emotions determines what kind of powerful you become.   Write down tonight what emotions showed up for you.  PLEASE don’t judge yourself with this.  I know it will be hard but you can do it.  And here you get ten points for writing the emotions down!

 

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English: Managing emotions – Identifying feelings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Jen and Brian Lamprey

The Antidote for Fear

Fear Fear Fear!  Doesn’t the sound of the word even create fear?   Fear is the ultimate halter of happiness and freedom.  How much do we lose out on life when we allow fear to dominate our emotions?  It almost kept me from getting married.  I hadn’t realized it for so many years of my life, but I had a deep down fear of marriage and commitment.  This fear kept me running away from every relationship that got serious.  And while I was dating Jen, I was still very fearful of marriage.  But somewhere down deep, I found the antidote.  It is LOVE.  Love of God and Love for Jen and Love for myself.

We learn this in 1 John 4:18…”There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:  because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Do you let fear run your emotions?  I have found that love is the guaranteed antidote.  Life is meant to be full and abundant.  Love is the catalyst!

When we let lover reign over our fears life turns into an adventure!  Today’s challenge is to be aware of one aspect of your life that you are fearful of.  Something important that you always avoid, yet you know it needs to be addressed.  Then think of someone or something that always makes you feel love.   My wife likes to call this your ‘love anchor’.

The challenge is to decide to face your fear.  Every time that fear comes up, replace it with your ‘love anchor’.  Every time you do it,  record one point in your point journal.

Have patience with this.  Fears can take time to overcome, but remember the power of  love in this process.

Love,

 

Brian and Jen

Fear & Anticipation

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Patience and Work

Ok, today’s thoughts are about PATIENCE and WORK!  I have to admit that this is not an easy one for me.  We are part of a society that is leaning more and more towards instant gratification.  Patience, along with hard work, are seemingly more and more scarce.  Many of us want to be everything or have everything now.  I have been in this frame of mind a lot in my life.  But it is an unhealthy and unrealistic point of view.  The trick is to enjoy the journey.  Patience will give us the inner assurance that everything will work out ok, as we are willing to work and to have faith.  In doing, it seems that things work out.

Patience and work are necessary for our spiritual health.  If we are not working towards a greater good or we do not have patience, it puts up a barrier to us connecting to our spirits and to God. We stay in self-pity and victim mode because the doors to opportunity are literally shut before us.   As soon as we begin to work effectively and patiently, momentum begins and we are lifted above those negative things.  We begin to see and feel the possibilities and progress before us. Great people and opportunities come into our lives that never could be there otherwise.

Todays challenge is to work on

Patience

Patience (Photo credit: AngSocialMed)

🙂 Patience sometimes takes a lot of work.  What are you the most impatient with today.  Observe yourself and remember when you were proud of your patience in a situation.  Now apply that view of patience to the pending situation.  Have fun with it!  Patience creates fun

Here is to a patient day!

Brian and Jen

 

 

FAITH IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS

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Faith is things hoped for which are not seen.  How do we have faith in our relationships, especially those closest to us, our spouse or significant other?   How many times have we lost faith in our spouses abilities?

When we were dating, Brian and I did an exercise where we sat across from each other and sat quietly for a few minutes as we looked into each others’ eyes.  While holding the gaze, we repeatedly said positive things about each other and about ourselves.  The first experience with this was unbelievable.  We could see how we each were eternal beings with gifts and talents that we were not able to see on a more conscious day- to-day level.  Through this exercise, we tapped into our truth and it was powerful.   During times of trial we have looked back at that experience and remembered what we saw in the other person.  Even though we sometimes do actions that are not in our own or each others’ best interest ,we stand strong in our faith for one another.  This faith brings peace during our relationship trials and an assurance that we are in the right place.  It allows us to see that we are imperfect beings that are striving to better ourselves, and that failure is a part of the process of moving forward.

Faith without works is dead.  What does this mean in a relationship?  We believe it is necessary to live our relationship every day in the week,
every hour in the day, and every moment.  Believing and acting in this way,we
become strengthened in our faith for eachother.  A spirit of union and commitment increases within us,
we grow in knowledge, and we are better able to support and console our spouses in time of need and in time of triumph.

We are given the blessing of relationships to grow in our own capacity and knowledge.  When we give faith to our loved one, we are increasing in faith.  Hope reigns and love does conquer.

FAITH CHALLENGE:      For the rest of the month, take the time to tell your spouse or loved one the positive qualities that you see in them.  Each time you do that you are creating the energy of Faith.  This is worth 2 points, and please write down in your points journal at the end of each day how many points you accumulated.  (And no, you can’t just sit in front of your spouse and say a hundred positive things and count each one as 2 points 🙂  This is meant to be spread out over days and weeks.)

Here is to The courage to have Faith and act on it!

Brian and Jen

Forgiveness THE Virtue

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Rose Guy de Maupassant バラ ギィ ドゥ モーパッサン (Photo credit: T.Kiya)

Guy de Maupassant, the French writer, tells the story of a peasant named Hauchecome who came on market day to the village.  While walking through the public  square, his eye caught sight of a piece of string lying on the cobblestones.  He picked it up and put it in his pocket.  His actions were observed by the village harness maker, with whom he had previously had a dispute.

Later in the day, the loss of a purse was reported.  Hauchecome was arrested on the accusation of the harness maker.  He was taken before the mayor, to whom he protested his innocence, showing the piece of string that he had picked up.  But he was not believed and was laughed at.

The next day, the purse was found and Hauchecome was absolved of any wrongdoing.  But, resentful of the indignity he had suffered because of a false accusation, he became embittered and would not let the matter die.  Unwilling to forgive and forget, he thought and talked of little else.  He neglected his farm.  Everywhere he went, everyone he met had to be told of the injustice.  By day and by night he brooded over it.  obsessed with his grievance, he became desperately ill and died.  In the delirium of his death struggles, he repeatedly murmured,  “A piece of string, a piece of string.

Even though this may seem like an extreme example, the reality is that  many of us are guilty of resentment and being unwilling to forgive.  When we do this and not forgive we hold ourself prisoner to those resentments and thus detaching ourselves from the joys of life.

Loiuse Hay is known as the mother of the positive movement.  In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, she states that if an affirmation does not work, there is someone whom you have need to forgive.   This shows the power that forgiveness has in our lives.  If we forgive, ourselves included, then we have the ability to move forward in life, thus creating  joy.

Forgiveness in not an easy task.  It involves a self-discipline and a letting go of our pride.  But the willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual maturity.  It is one of the greatest virtues to aspire to because of its curative powers on our own spirits and  the world around us. It stats On the Sermon of the Mount, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse against you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you”.    What a beautiful world we would live if we all were in the habit of forgiving and forgetting!

Here is todays challenge, actually the rest of this months challenge:  Who in your life are you holding a grudge towards?  If you feel you can not pray for this person then you are holding some sort of resentment or grudge.  Challenge is to pray for this person.  EverYtime you prayer for them you get 2 points.

Seem silly to get points for this?  Of anything this should be a cause for reward and celebration, because it will not only heal your spirit, hence healing your body, but it will help the person you’re resenting.  It is kind of like the ripple effect.  Your vibration of progress will be clearer thus giving power to those you come in contact with to become clearer.  This is how we make true change in our environments.

Take the challenge, be healthy, and remember who you really are!

Brian and Jen Lamprey

ORDER

How does order affect our spirituality?  My wife and I have been discussing how a lack of order creates chaos.  Order takes negative emotion out of our lives and allows us to create freedom because when we are orderly, we do things with a purpose.  Scheduling our days is one the most important aspects of order.  When you hear the word ‘schedule’, what is the emotion that you experience?  Does it create panic, rebellion, anger, detachment?  If so, why would these feelings come up?  How much power does that one word have?  What are the benefits of scheduling?  When we schedule, we are putting value on time.   When we see that our time is valuable, we automatically feel our own value.   The more that we stick to our schedule, the more personal value we create in ourselves.  The benefit of seeing greater personal value is that we become purpose driven, we have healthier relationships and we create abundance (ie:  money).

Today’s activity is:

CREATE A SCHEDULE FOR THIS NEXT WEEK

Be aware of the emotions you experience that come up as you think about and execute your schedule.  The more negative your emotions you experience directly correlates with your feeling of low personal worth.  Scheduling will lift you out of this.

If we don’t schedule our time, we will stay in the habit of feeling like victims and making excuses.  Power comes from those that schedule!

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Frangipani (Photo credit: flöschen)

The best way to create a schedule for the week is to do it with your spouse, respecting and cherishing each others time.  This will create spiritual unity between the two of you.  Order and Scheduling are the key to self value!  Go for it!

Please let us know how it goes.

 

Happy Scheduling,

 

Brian and Jen

 

COUPLE’S TOTAL HEALTH!

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Zentrale TM Vlodrop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is an amazing process.  As both Brian and I have lived, worked through weakness, had relationships, had kids, worked in different fields, been involved in service programs, and wanted to constantly progress, we have found that one must  be open to change.  Change, when it is right to change.  We feel we want to redirect this 30 day challenge to couples.  My focus will be on women and Brian’s on Men, but we want to come together when necessary to help couples see how to have total health individually and together.

It will still be same format, i.e. points, and the four aspects of health, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical, we will just be focusing it all on our relationships to our partners or soon to be partners, for all you single people (which we all have been or even are wanting to be in a relationship even while in a relationship;))

Being in a healthy spiritual relationship is key to its growth, stability, and its longevity.  If, individually, we are not spiritually sound or connected, our relationship will not be healthy.   We have found that in talking to, and working with, many men and women in relationships or those wanting to bea relationship, the ones that are having the most difficulties are those that have stepped away from the practices that have served them well in the past for their spiritual health.

What are the practices of spiritual health?  We want to focus on five that we feel are most important, Prayer, spiritual study, service, meditation, and gratitude.

The first we have already talked of and that is prayer.  Prayer is the how we connect to our maker which gives us more insight into our intentions and into others hearts.

Second is reading spiritually uplifting books such as scripture, or spirtual literature.   Both Brian and I have made our morning study time a priority because our days always flow better and we seem to progress at a much faster rate.   We receive answers to our prayers through study.  It is said we speak to God through prayer and he speaks to us through study.  We believe this to be true.

Third is involving ourselves with some sort of service activity daily. This uplifts our spirits and allows the Universe to give back in ways that are timeless and priceless.

Fourth is meditation.  This we will talk of this week a bit more.  Meditation is different in some ways we believe then prayer.  Meditation is being quiet and focusing on nothingness. In this space we are able to connect with our worth and also our purpose.  There are many wonderful examples and practices of meditation out there.  One of my favorite is the Transcendental meditation.  Go to http://www.tm.org for more info on their programs.

Fifth and final practice to attain daily spiritual health is through Gratitude.  This to us is the most powerful action step we could take that creates abundance.

In the book of Luke, chapter 17, we read of Christ:

“And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

“And as he entered into a certain village, there [he met] ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

“And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

“And
when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the
priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

“And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

“There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

“And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.” 

How many of us practice this?  When we are given a gift do we give thanks right away.  Our lives are gifts.  Taking a breath is a gift.  Being able to lift a finger to serve, work, clean is a gift.  Who do we thank?

 

Here is the challenge today.  Say five things of gratitude to 3 of the closest people in your lives.  One of course should be your spouse.

This is worth 3 points for each person you do this for today.

 

We know that as we focus on doing these five spiritual practices daily we will have our glass full and overflowing to be there in a grounded and independent way for our loved ones.  Step up and Step into joy!

With Gratitude,

Brian and Jen Lamprey

 

 

30 DAY HEALTH CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY!

Our belief is that in order to obtain complete and total health we need to have a connection to our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical selves.   Over the next 30 days we will dedicate one week to each of these categories.  We feel the foundation for our lives is our connection to our spirits.  Because of this we will have this be the focus of our first week.

FIRST WEEK:  SPIRITUAL

A man praying at a Japanese Shintō shrine.

A man praying at a Japanese Shintō shrine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CHALLENGE FOR MAY 1st:  PRAYER   POINT VALUE:  2 points per prayer

 

What is prayer?  In Websters dictionary, it states that prayer is an address (as a petition) to God or a God in word or thought.  It’s an earnest request or wish.   Communication with God has been a powerful tool for us in our lives.  When we are consulting with God we open a channel to infinite possibilities.  We have come to realize that he knows all things and wants us to succeed.  We are learning daily that as we pray and let him into our lives he guides us to understand our purposes and who we are.

For instance,  here is one of Brian’s experiences with prayer.  “My mother was diagnosed with cancer while I was in High School.  This news was devastating , especially because we were a health conscious family.  My mom was my source of comfort.  She was faithful and hopeful about life.  She had a softness about her but also a strength that created an ease and trustworthy feeling.  She knew what she stood for and stood that ground.  I remember praying with my mom in our family often and although I didn’t realize it at the time, it had a great impact on me.

She used the powers of prayer to guide her to know what route to take for her cancer fight.  She was led to the more holistic approach rather than the doing the chemo.  As she was getting sicker one of the answers from her prayers came by way of friends in her church.  They originated from Tahiti and knew of a treatment in Tahiti known to cure cancer.  After only two weeks of being treated there, she came home a new person.  She looked more vibrant, had more energy, more hope, and was happier.  Then because of  US custom laws they were unable to allow the products into the states.   Eventually she lost her fight with cancer and died at age 43.

I had a passion for health from a young age.  After my mother’s death I still had passion for the health field but after a few years I started losing my connection to it.  Part of this disconnection was due to my confusion about my mom losing her battle to cancer while pursuing a natural treatments.

Five years ago I meet my wife,  and she was passionate about holistic health.   She introduced me to new health modalities and  I could feel my passions for health being rekindled.

Because of my mom’s struggles and my confusion about them, it  pushed me to rely on God and prayer.  Now the confusion is dissipating and I am realizing that I do have purpose and it’s in the health field.  I see that my mom’s life, struggles, and death are for a greater purpose.  I now know that battling diseases such as cancer, is not only a physical battle, but is spiritual, emotional, and mental as well.  This is my purpose, this is my passion, this is my prayer.   Thanks mom.”

 

Brian’s Example illustrates the power of prayer and how we all can reconnect to our purpose.   Nobody had a greater purpose then Christ himself.  Many have used Jesus Christ’s example of how to pray which is found in Matthew chapter 6 in the New Testament.  He was found praying to His Father many times to stay on purpose.

We invite all doing this 30 day challenge to read his prayer and use it as an example of how to pray.  Remember it’s an EXAMPLE please  use your own words, feelings, and thoughts while praying.  God is listening. Something that has helped is to picture him sitting there by your side listening to all your saying and thinking.   If there are those reading this that have never prayed test it out.  What do you have to lose?  We know that you will be strengthened and fortified through your health challenges as you pray.

 

PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT YOU ARE PARTICIPATING.  WE WOULD LOVE EMAILS OF YOUR EXPERIENCES AND YOUR THOUGHTS.  KEEP YOUR POINTS IN YOUR POINTS JOURNAL AND EMAIL US WEEKLY YOUR POINT TOTAL.  REMEMBER THERE ARE PRIZES AT THE END OF THE THIRTY DAYS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON!

TO YOUR SUCCESS!

Brian and Jennifer Lamprey

 

 

THIRTY DAY HEALTH CHALLENGE

To celebrate and launch LampreyTotalHealth,  we have put together a 30 day health challenge!  What is it?  Beginning  May first we will be focusing on the four aspects of total health which are:   Physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional.  Each week we will focus on one of the four aspects.  We will be giving you the 3 T’s,  tips, tools, and techniques to bring your life into Total health.

As part of this challenge we know its important to not just find out about the 3 T’s but to implement them.  So as an incentive for this implementation we are offering free products and services.

This is how it will work:

Each tip, tool, and technique will have a point value added to it.  Each day you use that tool within the 30 days it will count towards your point total.

For example:

Tip is to juice and the point value is 3.  Anytime you drink fresh juice during the 30 day period you will add 3 points to your total points.

Keep track of your points in a points journal and email lampreytotalhealth@gmail.com each week with the total.

In health and gratitude,

Brian and Jen Lamprey

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