Guest Interview – Ormus

www.memymagnificentself.comMy guest today is Ormus, he is one of the main characters of my first book… Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom, shortly to be released. Both Ormus and myself are getting very excited to be able to share our amazing journey, not only is it about meeting extra-ordinary characters that I understand are all aspects of myself returning as new potential, but my experience awakening and integratiing with All of myself and being aware of the truth of my Magnificent and Sovereign Self.

Ormus, played quite a central character in my life and when I need to know anything about new energy dynamics, he’s the man who delves into the depths of me to retrieve information. Ormus was the one whose words I remember exploded my tiny mind into a multi-million fragments and gave way to a new grand perspective of an infinite expanding consciousness.

Ormus was born as a blue blob that fell from my paint brush when painting one of my healing cards in a creative painting workshop. He grew into an ancient elemental animal of great colour and beauty and had come to share with me the knowingness of The New Energy Consciousness that was now expanding within Mother Earth and each Humanbeing. As my perception grew, he took on a more Human look… and a little bit more.

Barbara…
So welcome Ormus, how are you feeling now that your message will shortly be read by so many people?

Ormus…
IAM so happy that everything is falling into place… you truly are doing your best to live according to your new role as DivineHumanBeing. Experiencing moments of worry is all part of remembering that going into mistrust and no flow creates in 3D reality… a few steps forwards and a few steps backwards… until the right time and space for your book comes and can unfold its own life in creation. I know it’s been difficult to trust this, but its important to remember there is always the perfect time and place for the people who are ready to be around you, so sit back and allow your Divine Self to bring it all into action. Your only job is to be aware of everything and allow life to unfold. 

Barbara
Yes, the Human need to push and make effort has been unfortunately deeply embedded in my body and psyche which IAM now aware of and allow it to release itself. It is one of the hardest things to remember and change because of my need to organise, control and save the day. It’s the old pattern of survival wanting to play out instead of allowing myself and life to thrive and my creations to flow into my reality.

Ormus
Remember, practice makes perfect. Let go and let GOD… this is one of the biggest truths…especially now that you understand that you are GOD too, Barbara.

Barbara
So, Ormus, without spilling the beans, so to speak… could you say something about the core of your message in the book, the truth that is important for me and all Humankind to remember.

Ormus
Life is all about consciousness. The Magnificent Consciousness that you and All life is. Look around you, everything is here to serve you, it’s one large field of potential waiting to give you exactly what you want to experience… So what do you want to experience? Be clear with your intention, the intention of your DivineHuman self who holds the grand vision of a peaceful and loving New Earth. How are you going to fulfil your new role for yourself?

Barbara
I recently painted another SoulArt painting with the full moon emanating masses of colourful energy onto Mother Earth, encouraging my friends and I to dance and sing in its light and just feel glad to be alive and full of love and knowingness of how life all truly works.

Ormus
…and as you paint, your passion creates your reality and you begin to feel the pure love, joy and freedom that you choose to experience. Life is so simple, it is all here… awaiting YOU.

Barbara
Thank you so much Ormus for coming into the spotlight today. I do know you love standing in the light and expressing yourself… something I know you are helping me get used to. We are now 3 weeks until the release of our book, lots of media attention, interviews and talking about The Magnificent Consciousness and the Journey to Freedom that is calling for us all to choose.

Call to Action…
One of my friends gave me a wonderful idea to help create awareness for my book release and that is from November 1st untiI 14th to ask my fellow writing friends to write/blog/publish each day interviews and reviews about me and my book.  This means some special people get to read my book NOW… So IAM asking who would like to help me create a big buzz. Please let me know, either in the comments or send me an email to barbara@memymagificentself.com and lets make it happen. Thank you so much.

November Author Interview/Book Review
Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom

By Barbara Franken

1   Author Interview from Jacqui
2   Book Review by Sara
3   Book Review by Sarah
4   Interview by Spain Buddy
5   Book Review by Eunice
6   Book Review by Richard
7   Book Review by Rashpal
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11 Book Review by Leigh
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14 Author Interview from Linda

Until soon again, take care and keep enjoying life… no matter what is happening.
Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

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How are YOU celebrating this FULL BLOOD MOON Party Weekend…

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Celebration

September 27/28. today and tomorrow we celebrate the end of a Full Blood Moon cycle. It is a 5-6 hour celebration party for you to enjoy the new photon energy pouring into our atmosphere at its highest potential… It is a magnificent opportunity to FEEL and DANCE with the energies and be open to connect with your highest potential, your Divine and all loving self that has waited so long for the Human to pay attention and be aware.

There has been a lot written about this weekends happening and depending on what you are focusing on, fear or love… you will attract it to read and it will strengthen your whole thought pattern and physical reality. So be aware of what you are thinking about and ask yourself… How do you want your life to be? What is your dream?

This is why, for the last 2 years, we have been focusing on embracing all of Self and releasing everything that no longer serves us. To be clear of our heart and soul’s desire we have to be empty of all our patterns and junk we have collected during all our lifetimes of duality and the Human game. It is time to set Self free and be concerned only for ourself… Yes there are things going on in the world, people in crisis… but now is not the time to focus on others… it is time to put yourself first. Choose for yourself, allow yourself to connect to the magnificence that you are, claim your light and be the beacon of light shining the way for others to join you in creating and living a life of heart and soul’s desire.

So today and tomorrow, give yourself the best ever gift and relax within yourself, plant your feet firmly on the Earth, breathe the conscious breath, accept and be with what is happening, how you are feeling, no matter what… enjoy this celebration… be the celebration… dancing under the stars, moon, the colourful energy coming into our physical reality and know that your Divine and loving self will bring you into the perfect moment.

Breathing In and Out…
Tummy pushing out and then relaxing…
Breathing deeply and calmly…
Allowing thoughts to pass by…
Focusing only on your conscious breath…
IAM that IAM…
An empty vessel connecting with my highest potential…
Breathing In and Out…
Feeling the tummy pushing out and then relaxing…
IAM that IAM…
Everything and Nothing…
Human and Divine…
IAM calm… IAM free…
I trust my highest potential to come in and serve me…
Breathing In and Out…

And so it is…

Love to you ALL… and ENJOY

Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness 

What to do when your life seems to be in crisis…

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Blue Full Moon
An extra chance to put yourself in the light…
dance with joy and giggle in delight…
no excuses just do it NOW…
even imagine or pretend…

Barbara Franken… Master Creator…
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

The grand shift in consciousness that is happening now on Earth is certainly having an intense affect on everyone now. We are all experiencing very extreme weather patterns all around the world… extreme heat, cold, dryness, humidity, rains, droughts and our bodies are following suit. IAM experiencing myself extreme dryness of the skin, in particular my face and scalp when sometimes my mind wonders how much more it can take on?  I hear and observe many people becoming unwell, tired and depressed. For some relaxation I put on the TV and only seem to find portrayals of how angry and afraid the world is feeling and acting out. When I try to watch a nice film all I find are violent, horror or stupid ones.

Travelling around Europe on our recent wonderful holiday adventure; which I will write about and post soon, I have been quite amazed how the energy shifted in each country as we drove through and how most Environments and their people continue to play out the old roles of duality… and act as if there is no hope, increasing pressure to perform and inevitability of getting old and suffer.

Spain seems to have a distinct feeling of survival, pride and effort… France regal, labour intensive and pleasure… Holland tolerant, open and green… England anxious, limited and seeking… and in general a lot of people seem to have difficulty caring for themself… being polite and courteous to others… finding a clear direction in life… and paying their way.

It’s as if the whole world is acting out as if it is in crisis.

So… what to do when your life seems to be in crisis? Apart from reading my book Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom, coming soon… I can suggest to take every opportunity you can imagine… and this weekends Blue Full Moon is a good one to…

Put yourself in the light, dance with joy and giggle with delight

… No matter how you feel or how you physically can’t… take one moment… to do it, imagine it or pretend you are doing it.

and now? you’re asking  

How did it make you feel? Did you happen to stop worrying for just a moment? Did you feel a small tingle of joy from within?

So congratulations… you did it, you now know you can do it and now you can allow yourself to choose to practice doing it again… and again… and again…

Life is all about YOU and your choice… choose well … choose love… and life will serve you accordingly. Your consciousness is gradually shifting from one of fear and illness to one of love and wellness. The world and Humankind is not in crisis, we are only acting as if we are… We can each be the change and this in turn changes our Environment and the world… until the world becomes a loving and peaceful place. And so it is.

Barbara Franken… Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

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Call to Action
I’ve just reached 100 likes on my new Facebook page… http://www.facebook.com/memymagnificentself so of course IAM now going for 200… Could I ask you to pop over there and like my page please? Thank you so much

Inspiring ‘The Magnificent Consciousness’ through Creativity.

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As promised the other day in my post, IAM writing about my intention to make a difference in my local community.  IAM in the process of setting-up a Spanish Association. A local charity in the province of Malaga, Andalusia… The Magnificent Consciousness. (Asociacion Conciencia Magnifia). My aim is to inspire, through creative and mindful activity, the magnificent and expanding consciousness that we all indeed are.

IAM joining forces with international women (that IAM meeting through Costa Women… A social and business network) to bring Project The Magnificent Consciousness to local children’s schools and adult classes. For them to explore and discover their Magnificent Consciousness and unique potential.

The project is similar to my Project Peace Mural that my friends and I brought into the local schools in Mazarron, Murcia… We talked in English about how the children…

  • Sense the Natural Order, Cycles & Beauty of Mother Earth.
  • Perceive their part in life and how they are a unique and magnificent force  within the whole of life.
  • Feel and know who they are and the freedom of living their life in love, joy and harmony.

… We asked them as a group to visualise their feelings and answers in a grand mural painting and exhibit and talk to others about it. 

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I believe it is important that we allow our children and fellow adults to have the chance to explore and discover who they are, what they feel, what they like and how they want to live their life… and what better way than through creativity.

My funding will come from the sales of my book… Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom that recalls my own experience discovering Who IAM and realising love and freedom… and my local and online Master Creator Class that I created together with sacred friends to commit and celebrate our Master Creator Selves. Later this year I should be ready to publish my book and release my online Master Creator Class… This book will be followed by a children’s version of the book… hopefully available for the christmas stockings.

Call to Action
IAM working hard at expanding my network of friends to be able to share my book and Master Creator Classes with as many people as possible… to help me raise my funds to fulfil my desire to inspire and create awareness locally, of our Magnificent Consciousness.
Please like my Facebook page and twitter and share me on your own social media…

Thanks so much…
Barbara Franken
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

Celebrating Week Two at MeMyMagnificentSelf…

Note to Self, easy. life is, celebration, flow, good, right on time. Barbara Franken-2

Another week has flown by and my inspiration and fingers are flowing… creating many posts for my 30 day challenge with Sarah and Kevin... IAM half way there… YES… so please bear with me… but do you know… so much great information is flowing and helping me organise myself. So here’s to celebrating my Week Two posts.

Here are the links to check last weeks posts, just in case you missed them.

How to recognise NOT being in the flow…
Our Human self loves to be in control, but when this happens we stop the flow of creation… Here I share how I recognised something wasn’t right.

The Wellness Benefit of taking quiet Me-Time… A Silent Walk in Nature
In our busy and hectic life it is crucial that we find time to breathe, relax and rebalance our Body, Mind and Spirit (Body Consciousness) Here I share a Silent Walk in Nature with you all.

Loving Self First is…
Sharing with you an important part of Magdalena’s message to me… she was the first Elemental Being I perceived on my Journey of Freedom many years ago.

The Wellness Benefit of taking quiet Me-Time… Intuitive Painting
Not only is Intuitive Painting an ideal passive activity to relax our mind and body but it is an opportunity to bring us into contact with our Divine  expression.  Here I describe what you need and how you proceed to paint intuitively yourself at home or with a group of friends.

Intuitive Painting… Celebrating You…
I share a deeper insight into my SoulArt… Celebrating YOU… and explain how we tap into Consciousness and are able to receive not only our own answers and expression of our Divine self but of the expression of other people too.

What is Consciousness… and how is it Changing…
Sharing will you my perception of Consciousness, how it is Changing and how I want to create awareness for our expanding consciousness to children and adults locally and worldwide online through creative activities.

What is Awakening, Integration and Enlightenment…
I use the words, Awakening, Integration and Enlightenment a lot in my writings and forth coming book Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom.  They mean different things to different people, but I wanted to explain what they mean to me.

Last weeks call to Action was as follows…
The other day I published my Image quote Loving Self First is… with a Call to Action that I have copied again here. One of my missions in life is to Create Awareness for Loving Yourself First… especially with our children… which I will be bringing the idea to them during my creative visits in local schools here in the province of Andalusia, Spain.

I would like to ask you, my friends, to write a small piece about your own experience loving yourself first and similar to our selection of True Awakening Experiences, creating a Free E Book to share and inspire others. You can post your quote on an image, quote, short story on your own blog in the Summer Months and mention this Call to Action… Lets call it… Why it’s important to Love Yourself First. I will collect a thread of all our posts, so you will be getting a lot of ping backs too… Thank you and here’s to us all being the change we want to see in the world.

Does anyone want to take up this challenge… or shall I allow it to pass by?

Todays Call to Action…
Please help me Create Awareness and pin my image and quote at the top of the page… Thank You.

IAM also celebrating my son’s birthday today… he is many miles away so I made him this card with the help of this awesome website… www.canva.com…. I highly recommend it to my friends.

Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness…

What is Awakening, Integration and Enlightenment…

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I often use the words Awakening, Integration and Enlightenment in my writings and my first book… Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom being released soon, is indeed all about my own journey discovering Who I AM and experiencing my own Awakening, Integration and Enlightenment. The words mean different things to different people but I would like to explain today about what the words mean to me.

Awakening…
To remember who you are… a Divine loving being, who lives consciously with the heart of compassion in each moment.

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about the stages of Awakening based on my own experience of awakening. Creating awareness to help others understand what is naturally happening now and instead of being fearful, we can accept and allow the love that each of us truly is, to shine through our Humanness and out into the world.

Integration…
The coming together or fusion of all parts of Self… Human aspects, Alien and Divine force.

In the beginning we separated Self from All That Is (at least the illusion of separation) to enable us to play and experience Human life full on in all it’s glory and terror. After experiencing so many distressing Human roles, we abandoned and hid all the broken and hurt parts of Self too. Now after all our Human life times, we feel fragmented, broken and incomplete. Do you maybe resonate with the feeling of something is missing?

Humankind is naturally awakening, we are remembering who we truly are, to this end we have claimed no more fear, domination and greed and in turn it has attracted a New Energy to us, to help us bring back all parts of Self that we have been separated from and to once again be whole… and experience… something never before experienced… our complete and true self… our IAM presence in the physical reality.

Enlightenment…
To be fully integrated with all your Human selves, your own Divine light and IAM presence, living live in expanded consciousness as the DivineHuman Master Creator each of us truly is… in the physical reality.

Testimonial
I’ve recently asked a few of my sacred friends to write a short testimonial about their experience with me in monthly Creative Workshops and weekly Circle of Potential I have held over the years. Here are a couple.

www.memymagnificentself.com“I always looked forward to our weekly meetings. They were an oasis of calm in a busy-busy world. I particularly enjoyed the visualising expanded journeys and experiencing the calm of being in a group. Many things that we read, talked about and did resonated with me and has made a change in me for the better, in the way I think and do things now.

The creative workshops were an insight into my inner self. The “Healing” cards we created were astonishing and I still use them today on friends and family. They were not made to for-tel the future but they always give an insight into what that particular persons mind is busy with at the time. Thank-you Barbara for opening up my mind to so much potential” JJ .

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Over the last few years I have attended numerous workshops of Barbara’s and attended the weekly Circle of Potential regularly. What can I say about these events!!!! They are fantastic.

Barbara creates an atmosphere of peace and calm for all. Her sessions are always challenging, opening your mind to new ideas and experiences that you would not have done yourself. Saying that she never pushes her own ideals on you, always allowing you to think for yourself and expand to your own potential.

I am grateful for all Barbara has opened my eyes to, and feel she is a friend and mentor now, that I will always have wherever we both are in the world. Thank Barbara.

Love & Light

Mary xx

Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

Intuitive Painting… Celebrating YOU

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Further to my post yesterday introducing you to Intuitive Painting as a way to spend some quiet Me-Time, I wanted to show you two very different pieces of SoulArt that I intuitively painted this year. I have explored SoulArt for many years now and still find it amazing how each painting uniquely expresses itself, depending on the question asked or the person focused on. Each painting has always expressed to me a celebration of a persons colour, quality and passion that lies within.

The question is does the person concerned show this celebration of colour, quality and passion in their physical reality… if not… can we allow it to be expressed now?

Not only does an intuitive painting speak volumes about the person concerned and  is unique… but it shows me just how different I paint each time. It’s as if the energy of the person concerned, comes through and paints the expression… through me.

I know that this is indeed what happens.  Beyond our dual and physical reality there is a reality where we are all interconnected and when we tap into this consciousness with a specific question or focus on a person… energy comes in and serves us.

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I’ve always said it is very hard to explain what I do and how I teach without labelling and naming something and putting it into a box or pattern that only adds to the patterns and conditioning of our physical dual reality… rather than allowing us to be free to expand beyond our linear time and space. So I teach purely through example and through creative endeavours to the ones who know there is more and it is time for them to experience it for them self.

Intuitive Painting is a great way for us to tap into BEYOND… into CONSCIOUSNESS… to see and feel that we are part of something so much bigger than our Human self. We remember and awaken to who we truly are and ultimately celebrate our life. YES…

Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness

The Wellness Benefit of taking quiet Me-Time… A Silent Walk in Nature

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Have you thought lately about getting away from your busy schedules, thoughts and noise of life? Isn’t it time to allow yourself to take some quiet Me-Time to catch a Conscious Breath, relax, rebalance yourself… to make sure you stay healthy and in wellness?

Today I took myself on a Silent Walk into the beautiful nature that surrounds me. I knew that my silent and mindful actions would bring me into the present moment and the core of life itself… the pureness of consciousness that All life and I truly AM. It is a space of beauty and oneness, where I become aware that IAM awareness and consciousness itself. IAM aware of All of myself and the Environment simultaineously and am able to feel the love and joy that pulses through me in a unique rhythm and brings me back into balance.

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I began walking along the ocean shore, aware of the whole of my body…
Aware of the soles of my feet touching the sand and pebbles, aware of my heel coming down first followed by the ball of my feet, aware of walking in the centre of my feet, not walking on the inside of my feet or the outside of my feet…
Aware of the LOVE that passes down through each footstep and embraces Mother Earth…
Aware of the distance of my stride… small… larger… larger…
Aware of my spine, straight and stretched, my shoulders back and relaxed, my head and chin slightly high, eyes focusing in front of me but now and again glancing just in front of my feet…
Aware of my breathing, shallow in my chest, quiet but fast… deep in my tummy, urgent but slow and I recognised my tummy relaxing… breathing slowly… deeply… in and out… in and out… and imagined much emotion breaking free… releasing itself… flowing out with my out breath… transforming itself into new potential…
Aware of the pure light atoms that shimmer in the air, in the earth and in All life forms and as I breathe I take in the light and allow it to fill my body and mind, fusing with the atoms within my cells… I imagine my cells opening up and becoming translucent… pure, vibrant and dancing in delight…
Aware of my Environment, beauty itself in all different forms. No labelling, no naming, only admiring all the beauty…
Aware of being thankful for being a part of this magnificent life…

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Life is to live… to live with love and joy in our hearts and be our amazing and magnificent Self. Our physical life can bring us out of alignment with the loving and joyful consciousness we truly are… So it is crucial to our wellbeing and health to allow ourself some quiet Me-Time to reconnect and rebalance and be able to live a grand and creative life.

I listened to a wonderful video today about awareness, consciousness from one of my friends on WordPress… Exploring the nature of consciousness… Let us tell the world.

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Barbara Franken… DivineHuman Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness.

…and the secret is out… For a healthy body, mind and spirit.

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Now and again I read medical/scientific reports that literally open my eyes wide in disbelief, even in shock as the truth resonates with my heart and my own truth.  One such report I read about a year ago (concerned more and more people being put on statins for high cholesterol) and has stayed with me, but obviously didn’t impress me enough to act… until I read a similar report about a month ago about the same subject that rang bells.  I tore the page out of the magazine and gave it to my husband Tom to read and I began to think about writing a blog post about it…

But life went on and I didn’t feel I knew what exactly to write… until 2 weeks ago Tom went into the doctors surgery to check his blood/urine etc. as he felt something was out of balance.  A week later the results were available… his blood sugar was dangerously high and his kidney function had decreased… the doctors sent us to the emergency hospital for control.

A lovely young Spanish lady doctor took care of him, ordered another set of tests, gave him ½ a bag of saline solution with insulin and waited to see his body’s reaction.  It brought his blood sugar right down and as everything else was ok, she sent us home (after 8 hours) telling him to continue taking his new diabetic medication and return to his doctor after 10 days to see how it was going.

Tom and I were both in a bit of a shock wondering how we had let it come this far.  As usual I went on the internet and read everything I could on diabetes.  I came across a lot of ‘old truths’, from doctors and institutions who continue to work in the old way of treating the symptoms instead of using their natural sense of healing and looking for the root cause.  I also came across many reports from scientists and doctors based on new research into the many chronic sicknesses that most of the population are now falling into, in young and older age… diabetes, cancer, alzhiemers, ms, arthritis, parkinsons + many more that have been put into the auto-immune disease category… (here is a shocking list of 150 diseases Autoimmune and Autoimmune…).  They all have inflammation as the root cause.

Now going back to the interesting report I read on high cholesterol, as I had become concerned that statins were being handed out to everyone like lollipops… and I wanted Tom to ask his doctor to begin decreasing his medication of them together with all the other pills he had been prescribed to prevent another heart attack.

The report is here for you to enjoy reading… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/the-cholesterol-myth-that_b_676817.html  It basically tells the story of a group of people connected to the pharmaceutical industry, that a few years ago, decided together to reduce the ‘risk level’ of cholesterol in the body that was good for you.  Yet, actual new research was coming out that explained that when a part of our body becomes inflamed, cholesterol was the one coming into the area to bandage and heal the inflammation.  The more inflamed our body becomes, the more cholesterol can be found in that area, making cholesterol not the bad guy, but the underlying inflammation.  Reducing our cholesterol only lessens our ability to heal ourself… and ultimately… we need to realise and heal the root cause of inflammation of our body.

I’ve listed here below some of the links I found interesting to read from doctors, scientists and the public that resonated with MY TRUTH…

Dr Hyman’s Blog Post
Dr Rosdale’s website
Dr Rosdale’s Blog
Physician Scientists Jeff and Steve
Video about Nutritional Ketosis
Chronic Inflammation
Dr Andrew Weil’s Anti-inflammatory Diet
Low Carb experience by Steve Gilson
Low carb/high fat changed my life
Low Carb experience by Awesome Ashild
Ketogenic Diet Plan by Ellen

Cutting a long story short…

During the last 10 – 15 years, (having personal experience with Tom having  2 heart attacks) we have all been told to eat a high carb and low fat diet.  Like so many others I ditched the butter, cut out all the fat on meat and stocked up on margarine, grains, beans, rice, pasta and potatoes, low fat cheese, milk, yogurt etc…. and of course portions of fruit and veg.  The food industry has gone overboard in providing low /0- fat products, juices, soda’s, cereals, breads, crackers, crisps, biscuits and cakes that all contain, high salt, high sugar/or substitute sugar which is actually worse and ‘bad oils’ (high frutose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils).  The fast food chains, processed foods in supermarkets and chain restaurants also use highly processed hydrogenated oils.   So where does that leave us now… with a slow burning, inflamed population being diagnosed with all sort of diseases.  

My initial shock is over and I changed our diet in a matter of hours… butter and lard is back in the fridge (to use minimally) lots of good oil sources, mushrooms, salad and fresh veg or stir fry’s are the daily food with just enough protein in the form of ‘small farm’ eggs, chicken, steak, bacon, cheese, fish to be of use in the body before it turns into glucose. Gone are the carbs and the sugar.  So low carb/high good fat and do you know what… we are both no longer hungry in-between 4 small meals a day, we feel more active and IAM losing my love handles and toms stomach is shrinking well.  Because our carbs are low, the body is changing back to its natural way of burning… burning fat (ketones) instead of glucose (which relies on insulin)… Just like how we used to burn food before agriculture and processing foods were introduced because of our need to feed quantity to the thousands.

I’ve heard people argue that this diet is too expensive, but I have to respond by saying I don’t need to eat quantity anymore.  My body is much more satisfied with small potions of good natural food and drink (a glass of good red).  So my small quality actually balances  the expense.

Humankind is again going through a big shift… of consciousness… and with our new level of awareness we are (our body, mind and spirit) vibrating on a higher and lighter level.  Our bodies are becoming more and more ‘energy self-sufficient’ (beginning with our breath) and we find we don’t need to eat as much anymore and can choose to eat to enjoy and thrive, rather than survive.

Unknown I have summarised some interesting information here below in the hope that it resonates with your own truth and instigates you to find out your own answers as to what is good for your own body and mind.  We must remember that we are each unique and have different needs depending upon our interests and activities and only we can know how to remain healthy, feel well and thrive in our older years, simply by listening to our own body’s wisdom instead of that of society.

Carbohydrates are complex sugars and together with the single sugars that are readily available in abundance all around us, are actually causing our body to get an overload of glucose.  Excess glucose is stored as fat in the body, normally around the belly/hips.  As most carbohydrates and sugars leave us constantly hungry we regularly indulge in snacking which causes us to become fatter and our blood sugar (glucose) level to yo-yo until… the pancreas that produces insulin and normally sends it to transfer the glucose to appropriate cells that need energy, loses the signal or connection that says ‘how much/less insulin to produce.  It is called insulin resistance (the links above explain it well). The bottom line is… insulin doesn’t do its work anymore of lowing the blood sugar level, healthy cells get deprived of energy and all other organs begin to fail.  Blood sugar level higher than 110 is put into a category of Diabetes II, where Tom now is and most of the population are on the way to getting there.

If we are not paying enough attention to our body, listening to it’s wisdom as to what is good and not so good for it, we are probably on the way to being diagnosed with diabetes or most certainly preparing ourself for another ‘dis-ease of the body’… The new research is telling us that our bodies are becoming more and more inflamed. (See link above for Autoimmune and Autoimmune showing 150 diseases of the body that are now connected to root cause inflammation). Not with the normal inflammation when we have a physical trauma or infection and our immune system responds to the area healing it. (we can look at sore throats, hives, rashes, sprained ankle), but inflammation ‘overload’, because our immune system has began attacking itself through its confusion and unreliable connection and response to our internal signals.  This has come about through our poor diet that is high in sugar, carbohydrate, trans, saturated fat, lack of exercise, constant stress, hidden viruses/bacteria/parasites/yeasts, allegens from food and the environment and last but not least from being too thin or too fat.

When we are under constant stress, worrying about everything, fearing about the future, not feeling safe and spiralling towards depression, our immune system receives constant signals ‘of being in distress’ and sends armies and armies of white blood cells from the bone marrow to the ‘danger’ areas.  Cortisol, the hormone produced in the adrenals from cholesterol,  join the area under distress as it’s main function is to balance  (depending on fight or flight mode) our stress, inflammation and metabolism levels in order to regulate energy production and tell the liver to produce more/less glucose for energy in times of ‘preparing to fight the good fight’.

So you can imagine now we have an excess of glucose being produced… coming from our diet and from our stress level which eventually confuses our internal signals with the constant pressure and overload of hormones like cortisol (that inhibit enzymes like insulin from storing the glucose as fat) and instead, we force the glucose to remain in the area and cause inflammation overload.  A perfect recipe for malfunction of the blood and one by one our organs begin to fail and eventually shut down.

A blood test can test for C-reactive Protein which measures the amount of inflammation you have in the body.

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It was the inflammation that came in response to Toms high glucose (from his sugar craving which he ate to ease his ongoing distress with certain personal matters, making his belly bigger) and eventually caused his healthy cells to become resistant to insulin, raising his blood sugar and affecting the function of his kidneys.

Both my and Tom’s awareness has expanded with this recent new experience and we are now choosing to listen more to our body and enjoy a new life style that we see immediately improving our body and mind.  No more sugar or stress but living with ease and grace and reversing the dis-function to well-functioning of the body.

IAM looking at inviting my WordPress friends and friends outside,to create together another ‘Free E Book’ that contains true stories of the awaking physical body and mind and the changes it now calls for…  The title could be… The awakening physical body and mind and its needs now.   We could each write something about our body/mind experience and important new research that is coming out that resonates with us.  To begin In January, giving us time to research and look at our story.

What do you think?  I’ll begin the month off on Monday 5th January 2015 with my own experience… please let me know here in the comments and I’ll start a date schedule…  and thanks for joining me in creating more and more awareness in the world… 

Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness…

A Time of Great Change… and Menopause

images-1I find myself in times of great change.  A time where consciousness itself is shifting dramatically and as each day unfolds I become more conscious of the consciousness that IAM, the IAM presence that observes my human self with compassion and I expand and open up more and more to my light, my darkness, my nothingness and my everything… that IAM.

And THANK GOODNESS for the people who are becoming aware of their own consciousness, their IAM presence too.  Opening up and connecting to their own universal divine essence and being the multidimensional beings that each person truly is.

And THANK GOODNESS that we all, myself included, are understanding the necessity of releasing old patterns, beliefs and habits in order to balance the human body and mind and integrate with our spirit and divine self… The DivineHumanBeing.

It is a time for the human upgrade and detoxification…. A time to be immersed in isolation, death, rebirth and all of self.

I have to giggle as I look back 13 years ago when I first came into my menopause… I realise the parallel between my menopause and my awakening… it happened simultaneously and now IAM in the last stages of my menopause and realising my own enlightenment.

I have experienced so much… my female body insisted on being complete, whole, the example of truth and of great change.  BUT not without delving into all my darkness, the unknown and hidden parts of me that store themselves in body cells.  IAM thankful as it has allowed me to move into an amazing and new adventure in life.

During menopause, my hormones changed… my body’s intelligence sought a new balance, a new voice, newfound wisdom, and new ways.  Well, everything changed from my thinking, my emotions and my physical body.   I began to understand my big issues of CONTROL and WORTHINESS spending much time listening to my body, accepting and embracing all of my feelings and aspects and allowing them to be a part of me.  This  released all my stuck beliefs and emotions, it was like clearing out all my old junk.

I continue to clear out my junk, making space for new potential and energy to come into my life… I still have small issues with my eczema/psoriasis on my scalp and face… that all point to the continuous need to realise and release thoughts and emotions.   I AM learning to accept myself, no matter how I feel or look… within is pure beauty and compassion that smiles at me as I awake each morning… and I trust if there is something my human self does not like… I know that it too will pass.

I found this poster on the internet and it made me laugh so loud… so appropriate for how we ‘women’ have lived for so long… and we believe it and allow it into our life.

Unknown-1Seven Dwarfs of menopause:
Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and Dried Up!

BUT… although I think it’s very funny, it is part of our old belief system and it needs to be cleaned out too.  So IAM changing their names…

The New Energy Conscious Menopause Dwarfs…
Innocence, Becoming, Sweetness, Sensual, Beloved, Forever Wise and Daring!

So here’s to experiencing it all, lightness and darkness and trusting that we are so much more than our physical human being and we are always on the right track.  Acceptance to change and going beyond all that is known. Knowing that we are CREATORS and our true passion is just a heart beat away, bringing our heart and soul’s desire into our physical life.

Along my menopausal path I have noted a few magical weapons that might be of use in embracing change

  • Stop dieting, consciously eat small and nourishing meals and drink plenty of water.
  • Give your body and hair regular oil masks. (Only put oil on wet skin otherwise it won’t soak in!)
  • Enjoy life as you desire, be responsible and do what you feel like in each moment.
  • Take a brisk walk each day.
  • Take time to listen to your body’s feelings and emotions and be willing to accept, embrace and clean up old junk!
  • Respect your physical body right now and talk and embrace it like a loving child.
  • Be truthful and have compassion for yourself FIRST and then others.
  • Laugh at a funny movie or programme.
  • If your joy has temporary walked away, know that it is only a footstep away and imagine what desire will bring it back your way. Keep dreaming.
  • Remember not to judge another person; nobody knows another’s full story… stick to your own.
  • Explain to your partner that your body is adjusting and you need lots of SPACE.
  • Take time to expand into the unknown …I AM SACREDNESS I AM…
  • Wake up with a smile on your face.

Where to find phytoestrogens and isoflavones that decrease menopausal symptoms – Vitamin E, Soy Protein – Cashews, oats, corn, wheat, apples, almonds, black cohosh, wild yam, dong quai, fo-ti, Siberian ginseng

Magic ingredients to always have in the kitchen – Apple cider vinegar, Omega 3 & 9 Oils, flax seeds, unsalted mixed nuts, tofu, chickpeas, cottage cheese, cayenne pepper, turmeric.

Low glycemic carbohydrates- beans, vegetables and most fruits, al dente cooked pasta & basmati rice

Barbara’s cold soup starter or quick pick-me-up – Celery, avocado, green pepper, apple, cucumber, rocket leaves, watercress, parsley, apple juice, virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, squeeze of lime!

Christiane Northrup M.D. The Wisdom of the Menopause –  An inspiring book looking at the menopause as a wonderful opportunity to discover and change yourself.

Enjoy your menopause and awakening… it is a natural happening.

Inspiring New Energy Consciousness… Barbara Franken