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Holistic Medicine for the Subconscious Mind

Holistic Medicine for the Subconscious Mind

Orinoco Flows with a 9 Fire Child Star

Orinoco Flows is a community where people can learn more about their Child Star through practical rituals that provide deep insight into your authentic self. Cultivating a relationship with your Child Star is a means to engage in holistic medicine and reach your full potential–a heart practice to empower your life. Rex Lassalle explores a 9 Fire Child Star pattern with Kristen Thomas using the 9 Star Ki, an ancient Japanese astrology system that uses the science of cosmology to help us understand our subconscious mind and our emotional needs. Rex demonstrates how the knowledge of this astrology bridges science and spirituality. This video recording is an offering to the Orinoco Flows community–a space to connect women and their families to their Child Star element. By cultivating a relationship with your Child Star, you can navigate the challenges of your life with more ease by raising oxytocin levels (the love, feel-good hormone) in your body. We invite you to step outside of your rational, left-brain way of thinking, and engage with your right-brain through experience. More information is on our webpage https://balancedbodiescst.com/orinoco-flows/. You are welcome to join our Facebook group: Orinoco Flows Community while you progress in your own healing journey https://www.facebook.com/groups/512808520903964

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welcome
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we’re here with Rex LaSalle and Kristen
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Thomas
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Rex is in Finland we’re here in
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Charlottesville Virginia and we’re here
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to talk a little bit about the Orinoco
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flows community and the child star so I
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just wanted to take a moment to
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introduce
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um Kristen who’s going to be receiving
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not just a miniature reading from rex on
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her child star numbers so our audience
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and listeners can get an idea of what
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the child star is and a flavor of what
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the ornoko flows Community is going to
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offer
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people which is a space that we’ve put
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together for healing and coming into
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relationship with with your child star
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so Rex if you want to take it away from
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here
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thank you very much Christiana for
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introducing us and thank you Kristen for
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being here thank you and from your
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birthday correct me if I I’m not if I
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get it you know if it’s not correct it’s
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the 22nd of January 1981 would that be
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correct that’s correct all right and the
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system that I am using that I work with
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comes from Japan it’s called the nine
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Star KI astrology
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I have been with this work for over four
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decades I’ve written you know books
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about it
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and in the last 10 years my focus has
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become more drawn to the child star as I
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see how potent it is in our lives as
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regards our subconscious mind and our
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emotional needs
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um so having a relatedness with our
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child star makes a big difference yes in
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life we have challenges it’s part of
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life and having the companion of our
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child start being very present and US
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cultivating that relationship with it
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it helps to make things smoother and it
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facilitates
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higher oxytocin levels in our being
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so this is at the core of it and
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um
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so
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your question for you um from your birth
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date you carry the pattern of the Two
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Earths as an adult and your child star
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is the nine fire this comes from a nine
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star ki calendar
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um you know as we begin the community
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you know to have more you know members
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in in the New Year we will get into more
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of those details and calendars would be
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sent out and things like that
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so we’re working with a nine fire child
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star in your situation
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your pattern carries the same pattern as
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Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey has a two
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Earth as an adult and nine fire as a
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child
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the nine fire as a child is someone who
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being in the Limelight or being
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on stage or sharing their skill set with
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the world is something that nourishes
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them
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the thing about to do at times is that
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um the woman has to fight for that
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sometimes it’s not a given sometimes
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it’s um you know because okay
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um I mean it’s all out there you could
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read her biography I mean she was raped
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okay and all of these things plus the
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father who from being an announcer in a
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radio station I don’t know where their
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heads were as regards so she couldn’t
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communicate
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etc etc
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um so the owning of of that is very um
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so I’m
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sharing it with you and more in a sense
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of in a career context there are many
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contexts we can look at okay but I’m
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just kind of putting it in that area as
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I’m aware that
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um you know you work in the realm of
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acupuncture you work in the realm of
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healing and so it’s you know aspects of
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your career
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so my question to you
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um oh sorry let me allow let me you know
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any comments you want to share before I
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you know ask some questions and we start
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sort of unfolding where time takes us or
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where the Orinoco takes us with your
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reading because
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the The Orinoco flows that River
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is an integral part of what our
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community is about
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um
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carries a healing presence
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and it’s very much at the core of my
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ancestry my ancestral Links come from
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that area
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and my father’s mother was an indigenous
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woman from the from the Orinoco Basin so
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all of that is present I’m not going to
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get into those details now but anyway
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I’m just letting you know that so when
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I’m speaking about that I’m not speaking
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about it like some projection from my
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head it’s it’s part of my being so
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anyhow enough talk for me let me heal
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you with your comments or questions as
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we let the river flow here now we’ll let
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the river flow so I’ll just say that um
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actually my career that I’m currently
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doing is actually in the wine business
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and I do feel that like presence of when
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I’m on when I’m on when I’m like in
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front of people when I’m doing wine
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dinners I just like Blossom that’s like
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where I love to be I love to teach
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um the acupuncture thing I’m not
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currently practicing because I haven’t
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finished all of my boards but the same
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thing applies to it I think wine and
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acupuncture you you would never think of
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the two curriculums being
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um
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um that they even entered connected but
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I think what I love about both Chinese
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medicine and wine is that I will never
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know it all and I’m always a beginner
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I’m always a learner I’m always a
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student in it and I love to teach it at
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least the pieces of it that I know and
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that have come to me so the same thing
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when I was treating with acupuncture and
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coming through grad school and all of
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that I always loved telling
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um and explaining it because it’s kind
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of an esoteric field of how it’s going
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to help what are they feeling what are
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they experiencing and like integrated it
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so that they can understand it so again
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like that teaching aspect but I think
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that sometimes both are a struggle and
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that I’m always like I feel like I’m
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always trying to
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um convince or persuade or
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through that teaching so it’s always it
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feels like I’m kind of like this
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sometimes and sometimes it lands with
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people really beautifully and they come
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and they say really great things but
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other times I feel like it’s kind of
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like a
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like a frustration sort of
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so
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um okay if this question comes up to ask
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you so what happened
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you would have been nine years be
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dealing with 1990 we’re dealing in the
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period in the Autumn like September
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period something like that
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um was just some family situation or
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some social situation that sort of
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you know twisted your head
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in 1990 yep you would have been nine
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years of age
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let me think gosh
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I don’t know I’m not I’m gonna have to
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ponder that one for a minute all right
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so what’s on my okay so what’s kind of
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and listening to you and what’s what
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you’re sharing or what you’re talking
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about
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um
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the word permission how does that word
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land for you where is that word in your
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in your life permission like be it from
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your parents be it you with yourself
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that would permission what what’s that
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for you hmm
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permission
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I think that there was a period I’m just
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trying to think back with my folks kind
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of in how they had very different
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approaches in raising me my brother
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um my dad was always the person that was
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like go live life go travel go
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experience go do go this and my mom was
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always the one that was like no stay
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close don’t go away don’t leave too far
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so she was kind of the one that was very
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um
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I don’t want to say she held me back but
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she was definitely always wanted me her
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flock to be close so I think that might
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be a little bit of that I don’t know
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um if that rings a bell at all
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sure of course I mean the aspect of that
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self-expression
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um because the nine fast uh the whole
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aspect of your self-expression that you
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just out there
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and the world is your oyster and you’re
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just doing it and that you have
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challenges for sure that’s a given yeah
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but in the sense of that fire is just
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ruling an action is staking which you
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know when you look at you know and and
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do not hear when I speak about Oprah
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Winfrey that you you know one has to
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copy that but there are certain things
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at times you see in certain
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personalities lies that the dots you can
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sort of extract certain dots and also
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see how you can navigate with those dots
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with your own life so it’s in that way
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I’m talking about it rather than that is
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a role model for you to embrace I’m not
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in any way suggesting that but I’m just
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giving the aspect of the challenges she
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faced at the beginning
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as regards well you can’t do that
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um
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and who said that I mean because this
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was some of her early
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um periods of life so in other words
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your father saying just go for it just
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do it on your mother saying well um stay
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close so whatever
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um freeing yourself from from that my
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senses would be a key part and the other
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question that I have around that which
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is
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the word deserving where does that word
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land for you when I say deserving hmm
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uh yeah that’s always been kind of a
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hard one
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in what way you mean that Kristen
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um I think that
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um geez how do I even put that in Taurus
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it seems so simple right
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um deserving
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I feel like I’ve always been a super
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hard worker I’ve always you know in in
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all aspects of my life and I feel like
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well gosh why is it such a struggle all
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the time like why don’t I deserve more
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don’t I deserve whatever it may be and
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whatever
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um aspect of my life because I I I try I
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work I love people I take care of people
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but it’s like why is there always like a
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struggle there so maybe around that
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maybe yeah but you would foreign
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the
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and stay with me and none of this these
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are just observations then so please
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allow it my questions they are intrusive
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but they are intrusive in the sense of
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coming home
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finding past ways of coming home to
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yourself in and embracing yourself in a
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way that nourishes you
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and
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in speaking about deserving
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you use the word at times am I not
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deserving
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um I’m trying those words to the
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subconscious mind are not words that are
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uplifting yeah they’re not clear yeah so
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the aspect of like
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um you know Christian deserves you know
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the celebration of her career or
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Christian deserves the accolades of a
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skill set
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um
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can you get how I mean that or yeah and
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actually something popped up so how old
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are you in your next what grade are you
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in
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the ninth grade
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yeah third or fourth yes when you’re six
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you’re in first grade
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so okay so I do have something I just
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thought of it
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so one of the aspects of right around
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the time when I was nine or ten I
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discovered that I have
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insane test anxiety
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um I know when it started I know where I
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was I was in math class in third grade
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and I feel like that might have been
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around that same time but it’s
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definitely been a hindrance throughout
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my whole life through school through
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grad school through getting my
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acupuncture boards passed like all of
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that started when I was in third grade I
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remember the teacher I remember the time
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I remember the multiplication tables I
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had to ref
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um repeat repeat in my head and time and
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time again like I was so I was a ball of
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stress going to school around that
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period of time like to the point where I
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started like pulling my hair out and
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doing like all kinds of crazy stuff
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um because I was so anxious and that’s
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also the time that I learned that I have
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um like anxious Tendencies as well
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what Tendencies anxious anxious okay
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okay
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and Rex just a moment while you’re
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digesting that
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um I’d like to insert something as well
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because one of the elements of the
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Oronoco flows Community is that
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we’re inviting people to experience
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outside of their rational mind okay
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right to experience
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the subconscious mind
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so when we think of the subconscious
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mind we think of you know dreams or
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abstract thinking okay and one of the
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things when Rex mentioned deserving like
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what happened in the space for you I’m
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just curious like what happened in your
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body
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when the word deserving landed
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I definitely felt it through my chest it
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was like heavy
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yeah I was just noticing that but
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sitting next year so I was I wanted to
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just bring that in
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um
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while we’re while we’re discussing
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because you’ve talked to me a lot I mean
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when we started working together
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I’m a craniosacral therapist and work
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with
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neuropsychosomatics but that was
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something that was interesting to me was
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this test thing because you oh you
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brought it up I mean you’re like hi I
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work in the wine world I love the wine
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World
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um but you’ve been fighting to get into
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the acupuncture world and you felt like
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that asked that healing and coming in
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connection with people in that way was a
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direction that you really wanted for
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yourself oh without a doubt but you’ve
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been almost blocked from it because yeah
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bored and you even mentioned to me that
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the board exam itself is like it’s so
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opposite of what acupuncture is it’s
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like left brain testing applied to a an
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ancient Healing Wisdom that’s yeah and
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you’re like when I work on the body like
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it comes alive for me I know all these
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things and I can do it with my hands but
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when I get to take the test it’s like
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fear and I think that comes back and
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Stems back to my third grade teacher Mrs
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Gillard I’ll never forget
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sure that that period of
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um you know as you started to chat not
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that period of nine years came up in my
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mind in that particular period like what
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went on as regards
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yeah something like you know just some
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part because you know as a nine year old
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it’s like
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yes whatever out there there’s a
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spontaneity there’s the right things
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let’s go and run that’s kind of whatever
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and then
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and those
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those dents
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at times unless we step out of them can
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be a shadow for a very long time in our
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lives
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in our life and how we live it and
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um I just sense that that is I’m going
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to make a suggestion around that um for
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you as regards
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um that level of
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um anxiousness what goes on with your
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hands I mean as regards when you’re
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anxious what happens with your hands
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oh gosh
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um normally when I have anxious
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Tendencies it’s mostly like headache
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it’s very
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um here I will give I will physically
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give myself a headache when I’m really
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stressed out or like around my neck it
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feels super tense
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that’s typically where I feel anxiety in
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my body okay I don’t even call my hands
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but
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do you do anything with your hands as
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regards a ritual
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um
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um I don’t think so not that I’m
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watching you hold your hands right now I
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know I’m doing this but I’m not doing it
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from an anxious place it’s just kind of
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a comforting place I think I don’t know
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no no I’m not by the way I’m not
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necessarily suggesting Hans and anxiety
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or feeling tense I’m not suggesting that
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I’m just I’m on another level with you
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just in general yes I’m on another level
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with your acupuncture which hasn’t you
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know a lot to do with the extension of
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your Chi and all of these kinds of
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things
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and I just have a feeling
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that to engage your hands as part of
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um
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but it’s just part of your
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self-expression but as part of like a
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new way of being of opening some new
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doors for yourself
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um in the sense of and this this has a
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this has a kind of like a double quality
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tit double in the sense of like
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um at one level you’re doing it
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physically and it will impact your body
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and mind but at another level some part
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of yourself in doing it you are
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congratulating yourself and it’s about
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you know
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what happened okay
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um
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and I mean this in
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um like in a very sort of
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um I’m coming from it yes it’s it’s very
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physical but I’m coming from it as um
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from a spiritual domain as regardless
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because the hands I think you know this
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in a certain part of the brain it’s like
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70 of that aspect of the brain I mean
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this I can’t remember the name of it the
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tongue is a big part of the tube and the
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hands are a big part of it
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um so in in Clapping Your Hands
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you are activating certain centers in
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your brain and at the same time
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symbolically you are giving yourself a
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round of applause
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that’s brilliant I’ll try it
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don’t just try it just engage with it
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and just like have it like be a part of
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the of the practice in a place of
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surrender and to to add another
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dimension to it
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it’s like
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you’re doing it by the Orinoco that
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we’re in a local River you’re clapping
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and the Orinoco River is blessing you
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and the nine fire is having a sense of
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resonance
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because
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you know there’s fire which is of course
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the flame but there’s also fire in the
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sense of when something has burnt a
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while and it just sort of has a
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resonance in the wood or whatever
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it brings that
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um so your face as your expression is
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very different now with doing this no no
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really I am not I’m not teasing you or
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flattering you it’s there yeah no you
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know it’s so fun like my whole life I
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just want to play I just want to have
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fun I want to and this is fun for me
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so that would be my um that’s the
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suggestion I have with this as regards
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I’m doing that I I feel that at many
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levels at one level
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um the nine fire is being acknowledged
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because you’re uploading yourself
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and I think with your work
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um
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you know with writing a test with doing
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your needles with doing with working
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with the
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um the wine or whatever there’s just all
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of that
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um the extension of the energy from your
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hands
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um has
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um
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other levels of communication for your
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being that
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yeah we’ll open doors for you oh lovely
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thank you for that
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my pleasure my pleasure Kristen um and
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if if there’s a particular fragrance you
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like
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you could explore that with your hands
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when you clap not a lot just maybe a
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drop and um
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and and the clapping
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yeah explore that and I look forward to
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getting some feedback about that because
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I’m
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um although I share a lot and I do
22:44
readings you know with students and
22:47
clients and whatever it’s always a
22:49
learning curve for me because real life
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experiences I’m always learning it’s
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this is working progress yeah the book
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has never been closed it’s always open
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with new experiences Cristiano could
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tell you like last night they were
23:03
sitting you know dots that happen that I
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haven’t
23:07
um you know had before in over four
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Decades of working with clients with you
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know with a lady with her with her son
23:15
and different aspects of Indio certain
23:17
things which was just like ah okay this
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is something entirely different than
23:22
I’ve looked at over the decades so yeah
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so I look forward to hearing the the
23:27
clap ritual and and how the
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dying fire star is uploaded in life
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okay I’m I’m excited to find out and let
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you know thank you sure and ah this is
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coming to me now and
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if you can find the time to do it like
23:45
the last like five to ten minutes before
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going to sleep at night
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would be more potent because that that’s
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a time when the the subconscious mind
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becomes more activated
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thank you so much for that Rex I just
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with the Clapping with you I know
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there’s a softness in the room that that
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has entered in and I know when you had
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mentioned about your chest there’s a
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warmth here
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but I love this is this is what we’re
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all about we wanted just to give a small
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snippet of information
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um that we’re sending out to those who
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are listening and who are interested in
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the Oronoco flows and the nine star key
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um and how what is their child star
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number and what does it all mean so it
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was simple you could see that Rex in
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just a few minutes could access
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something deep about you and relate it
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back to early yeah early time oh yeah
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and then give you something very simple
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that’s a ritual he’s suggesting a ritual
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that you do that is at a different level
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it’s not just you know let’s clap our
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hands
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but I love that Rex when you took us
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down to the
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to the water
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on the Oronoco the element of water and
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she’s engaging in this
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applauding of herself
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so I think I just thought it was really
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beautiful and it flowed really nicely so
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for all those that are listening
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um we’re gonna be posting more
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information like this with interviews
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um with individuals as well as in within
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groups because Rex mentioned it really
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the magic comes alive when we have more
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than two or three people gathered and
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the Orinoco and the elements start
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coming alive in in working with our
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beams like very like as you said
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nourishing
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our child star nourishing our soul
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so I look forward to much more with you
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Rex and you mentioned pleasure
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Christiano and um do keep in touch
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Kristen and um because yeah it’s a
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learning curve for me it’s not like
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and oftentimes it’s in the moments you
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didn’t rituals just come to me to
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suggest rather than you know this was
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written down somewhere and I’m bringing
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it up it’s just In This Moment being
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with you
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that
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that thought crossed my mind and it fits
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the name for a Star Plus it fits you
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taking charge of your life because we
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take charge of our lives with our hands
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yeah you know like we we do things with
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our hands and yeah and and so you bring
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in the nine file right here
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and if your imagination can stretch to
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the Orinoco you’ll find that that has
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another level of healing and blessing
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that starts occurring for you so yeah I
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can’t wait to learn more thank you my
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pleasure Christine thank you Rex and
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we’ll put here in the feed Below on the
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YouTube we want people to come and
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explore more about if this piques your
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interest and you’re still like what is
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this exactly that’s what we’re trying to
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do is an invoke curiosity in people
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um who are interested in empowering
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themselves through nourishing more of
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their soul we do have a Facebook
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Community the ornoko flows
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and I have links to that here posted
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through this YouTube so you can you can
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gain Insight more by coming in and
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seeing the posts that we’re providing
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folks out there
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so thanks everyone again
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thanks thank you
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Holistic Medicine for the Subconscious Mind

Where Have Our Souls Gone?

We live in a world where we think mostly from our rational brain. What’s so wrong with that? Well, let me ask you. Do you feel the world is headed in a good direction? Do you feel that children are empowered and free to live from their heart? Do you wonder how deep of a connection you have with the people in your life? Do you feel like you are truly known and seen for who you really are?

Enough questions already, I think you get the idea. We hear it all around us that the world is falling apart, that things aren’t what they used to be. Shocking news fills the air waves around the clock. Children are sick and anxious. Mothers struggle to keep their sanity. World governments are failing us and the needs of this planet. But why? Something is lost to us.

Our souls are fragmented and scattered, pieces have gone missing, and all this links back to the society we are living in today. We are predominately rational and oriented to the Left Brain. As a culture, the use of the Right Brain is suppressed. We have forgotten our connection to nature. We have forgotten the wisdom held in the very form of our bodies and how to access it.

With all of this in mind, I would like to tell you a story. I recently received a shamanic ritual of Soul Retrieval from a guide with the Modern Mystery School. Shawn Warnick came to my clinic to teach a class on Sacred Geometry and then performed this Soul Retrieval ceremony on me that evening. Before I reveal the details of this magnificent shift I felt in my body, let me first tell you how I came about seeking a soul retrieval in the first place.

I have been working with two colleagues on building a community, called Orinoco Flows, for people to come and learn healing rituals using a modality called the Alchemy of Time. The community is meant to support an individual in connecting with their Child Star. The modality is founded on an ancient Oriental wisdom teaching called the 9 Star Ki. From the moment our spirit comes into physical form at the time of conception, our Child Star essence engages with the physical realm of Earth. Our Child Star acts as a spiritual guide that connects us to the very forces of nature. Returning to a relationship with our Child Star through ritual, ensures emotional ease at the core of our being and amplifies access to our subconscious mind. Coming to understand these ancient teachings has profoundly impacted my life, my healing practice, and my relationships.

I have long known that trauma and overwhelm to the body fragments the psyche and creates patterns in our nervous system of dissociation and maladaptive coping mechanisms. My entire practice revolves around helping people become more regulated in their bodies, more balanced in physiological function, and more empowered to lead a life of their choosing. The practices I use in my therapy, some would call New Age, a turning away from Western medicalized thinking. In fact, when I shared the Child Star healing modality with a colleague, I was told, “that’s too New Age for me. I believe in Ancient Wisdom.” This statement provided me opportunity to question…

What is New Age anyway? And how is it different from Ancient Wisdom. And why is Ancient Wisdom such a buzz phrase these days? I hear all over alternative media that we are entering the Age of Consciousness. The Decade of the Brain in the 1990s kicked off a revolution of neuroscience that is helping us understand more of how our bodies function. People are bridging science and spirituality. What does this mean?

Wikipedia defines New Age as a range of spiritual or religious practices and beliefs which rapidly grew in Western society during the early 1970s. Ever heard of UFO religions, or the counterculture of the 1960s? Yes, it’s really associated with a bunch of hippie movements focused on human potential. Let’s not be so quick to put it in a box, though. I know that’s the tendency of the rational mind. I invite you to resist the impulse. There is a whole theological aspect to the term, New Age, which accepts a holistic form of divinity that pervades the universe, including human beings themselves, leading to a strong emphasis on the spiritual authority of the self. The New Age movement is about unifying science and spirituality. Now, this is where the terms New Age and Ancient Wisdom merge.

Ancient Wisdom teachings are about the study of metaphysical properties of the Universe. The teachings map how energy manifests into form and how we as humans can manipulate energy through the practices of alchemy or ritual. And since everything in this Universe is energy, including us, and energy is invisible, then it follows that this science is really teaching us about spirituality. What is spirituality? The study of the invisible forces that govern the laws of Nature.

So, whether you are a hippie or not, or you prefer to say Ancient Wisdom teaching or New Age, what does it matter? The fabric of the Universe is the same as it always has been. The laws of nature have not changed, they still are what they have always been. Whether we are conscious to these laws or not, or we call it New Age or Wisdom Teaching.

The point that shouldn’t be lost on the terms is that we as a culture are going through an awakening. A period when science is again merging with the teachings of spirituality. I have been on a quest, along with 1,000s of other bright souls on this planet, to walk into the Age of Consciousness. Our goal is building connections to our body, our mind, and our soul. Why keep them separate and fragmented? If you can awaken to what’s happening in your subconscious mind, then you are truly empowered.

With our culture, we like to put everything in a box. It’s heartbreaking for me to think of how our minds have been funneled down such a narrow shoot of understanding and perception of reality. Most people have such a dry understanding of the world in which we live. All of Life, nature itself, is multi-dimensional. If you can unlock your subconscious mind, then you can open up to the realm of beauty and possibility in your Inner Landscape. The other piece of this New Age movement similar to Ancient Wisdom is the belief that you hold the key to your own Inner Joy. You are a divine being, and you do have the access to your own Health. We have multiple dimensions within us, an entire Universe held in mystery. When we get in touch with our beautiful Inner Landscape, we see beauty everywhere. We raise our levels of oxytocin in our bodies. We have access to a felt sense of goodness, purpose, meaning…. No one can give you this access. You can be guided by healers, shamans, therapists, doctors, but the Journey to your soul must be done by you.

Soul is our Life Force, our essence, the part of ourselves that keeps us alive. Ancient wisdom teachings throughout all cultures on Earth have beliefs that when we suffer an emotional or physical trauma that a piece of our soul leaves our body to survive the experience. A great example is a car collision, if you are going to be in a head-on car collision, the very last place you want to be upon impact is in your body. So, your psyche has this brilliant self-protective mechanism to go away while the trauma is occurring. That’s when a part of our soul is lost, in that moment of shock to our system. Anything that creates shock causes soul loss. In our culture today, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, accidents, surgery, drug addiction, grief, alarm clocks going off early in the morning, anything that causes shock can lead to soul loss. The symptoms of soul loss are when you may feel like you aren’t fully in your body, you experience immune deficiencies, depression, suicidal tendencies, or you say, “I don’t feel the same way since…”

This is where I come to my own soul retrieval ceremony on the eve of launching this community, Orinoco Flows. As the practitioner preformed the ritual, my mind began to trace back in time. I saw my mother and father as a young girl. I remembered moments of disconnect and overwhelm in and around the family while I also recalled memories of beauty; my father holding me and then carrying my newborn daughter. I remembered the tragic times when my mother got remarried to a mentally ill man with bipolar disorder and some of the situations I had long forgotten, or simply buried away.

As she called in the pieces of my soul, she chanted a mantra inviting my Little One to come and stay. It was safe now, come Little one, come here and stay. She welcomed in the fragments of my Child Star, the essences of my soul, the makeup of my core emotional needs.

I realized in that moment, everything I have been working towards to help humanity step into this paradigm shift for the planet revolved around coming back into connection with my essence, my Blueprint. The therapies I integrate from Inner Child Journey, prenatal and perinatal psychology, and craniosacral therapy all culminate in ancient wisdom teachings around our soul body. Our mind and body are a vehicle for the soul on this Earth. We cannot access our subconscious mind and thus our invisible realms through rational or academic thinking. We must engage with these parts through ritual, through right brain thinking.

This is my personal story around soul retrieval. If you are reading this, you have your own journey that’s unique to only you. I invite you to come and learn more about this community we are creating, Orinoco Flows. It’s a place to create extra ordinary moments in your life through virtuous actions with your Child Star. This community is a place to discover your Child Star and indeed to unlock secrets connected to your subconscious mind.

I invite you to come and listen to the unique stories from four guest speakers in the upcoming weeks. Details can be found on the Orinoco Flows webpage.
Each speaker worked deeply with their subconscious mind by embracing their Child Star. Their emotional health and spiritual well-being were deeply enriched. They regained fragments of their soul through means that cannot be rationally described only experienced. So, I invite you to be curious, to experience a deeper part of yourself that’s always been there, waiting to nourish you.

A Journey of Empowerment

A Journey of Empowerment

A Journey of Empowerment to Align with your Higher Self
Balanced Bodies Wellness Clinic is a place to bridge body, mind & soul using energetic healing modalities coupled with modern medical science. My path to creating Balanced Bodies started from a moment in my life that I hit rock bottom. I was deeply suffering and in turn, my little daughter was suffering. I came across the Modern Mystery School during these dark times, and I sought out a Life Activation. Ever since, my journey has been a quest to align with my Higher Self and unlock my fullest potential and LIVE my purpose. I am deeply infatuated with Consciousness, and I know the more people who embrace and embody this concept will lead to a paradigm shift for our planet.

I speak about a revolution. A turning upside down of everything, of all our infrastructures from the external to the internal. My dream is becoming a reality, after 7 years of advanced spiritual trainings, I am finally getting to share my piece in the Mysteries through my wellness clinic. Today, I write this on the Fall Equinox, a powerful portal for Gaia, Mother Earth. 9/22/22. I am unveiling my first workshop to be offered in my new healing center, which is guided by powerful Sacred Geometry crystal grids to enhance healing, manifestation, and activation. Please join me here below in learning more about this workshop, Awaken Elementals.

First, What is the Modern Mystery School?
It is a place to study the mysteries of life, the universe, ourselves, and our hidden greater potential. It’s a place that has gathered in all the tools from the various wisdom traditions, so you don’t have to climb that mountain, or go to a monastery, and make all these sacrifices in your life. You can find fulfillment, awaken to your full potential, and live life in the modern world all with a deepening into the spiritual elements life has to offer.

What the Modern Mystery School is NOT:
It’s not a religion, it’s not a cult, and it’s not dogmatic. It does not tell you what to think. Rather, it teaches you how to think for yourself and truly discern and find the answers within yourself. The school is not full of teachers, but rather guides who help remind you of what you already know. Guides help you awaken to find the answers to questions you seek.

The Modern Mystery School accelerates your evolution with methods, tools, teachings, and activations that have been on the planet for thousands of years and stood the test of time. This school is not a New Age phenomenon. The Modern Mystery School brings forth in this modern world ancient spiritual technology that will help you awaken to your greatest potential. The doors of the mysteries are now open for all humanity to embrace as we work to shift the future of planet Earth.

What is Sacred Geometry?
There is a pattern behind everything in your life (pain/pleasure, happiness/misery, success/failure). The hidden key to self-empowerment is knowledge of these patterns which govern our lives.

Sacred Geometry teaches the master patterns that create our world and provide the keys to unlock the true secrets behind all manifestation. Sacred Geometry removes the veils of previously hidden knowledge so a person can learn how to regularly activate key subtle energy patterns in their energy field. By learning how to work with subtle energy patterns known to ancient traditions, you can initiate an alchemical transformation within yourself. This process can empower your individual evolution of consciousness, and thereby raise the level of consciousness on our planet.

SG translates into the sacred measurement of the Earth. Through the study of SG, we come to understand divine blueprints of consciousness energy. Ancient temples, monuments, and political power centers are all built upon points of Earth’s power grids. This large-scale earthly grid shape is connected to the Platonic Solids. These shapes were used in ancient temple science and directly correspond to the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire. The fifth element is represented by a 12-sided dodecahedron. Not by coincidence, the earth and universe both have the form of a dodecahedron.

Everything is energy. So Sacred Geometry is crystallized forms showing us the invisible vibrational matrix. The solidity of physical matter is just an illusion. Matter will change shape by changing the vibrational matrix behind matter.

The secret of all advanced spiritual healing is centered around the spiritual activation of the human being. The energy grids reflected in the microcosm and the macrocosm are represented in form through higher spiritual planes. So, spiritual initiation is how a person works with higher planes and the net of the vibrational matrix.

Awaken Elementals Workshop—Charlottesville, VA Oct. 22nd 10-5:30pm
The Mystery School tradition has always acknowledged and worked with the 11 races of magical beings that share this planet with humans. These beings, known as the Elves, Fairies, Mer, Gypsies and many others, once lived in harmony with humans until it was necessary to hide for their survival. The time has come again to reveal this sacred knowledge of our Elemental Brothers and Sisters and to share their purpose and power with all those who are called. 

You are invited to learn more about who these races are, their part in the evolution of humanity and how we can re-build harmonious and empowering relationships between all 12 Races of Earth. These teachings uncover ancient truths and methods to open keys for greater connection in your life.

We will be using the foundation training of sacred geometry from the mysteries to begin your journey to set the space for deeper connection to these magickal beings.

All things in the physical world manifest through Sacred Geometry. Sacred patterns and symbols are found in all matter and form the basis of the blocks of creation. Sacred Geometry is an art, a science and a metaphysical series of teachings that help to elevate consciousness and master the process of creation.

The Greeks and Egyptians were the most famous students of the Sacred Geometry principles. From the Pyramids of Giza to the mathematical schools of Pythagoras, Sacred Geometry helped the adept to acquire wisdom, connect with spirit and transform the energy of the physical world around them.

In this introductory workshop, you will be introduced to the philosophical foundation of Sacred Geometry including:

  • The 3 Keys to Heaven – the energy and theory of the 3 basic geometries
  • The connection of Sacred Geometry to the elements of Manifestation
  • Receive an energetic attunement of the 3 Keys to Heaven
  • Learn to protect your home, office and other spaces from outside negative energies
  • Create a holy temple space for meditation, healing and holy work
  • Learn sacred meditation to deepen your connection to answers inside

This full day workshop will give you a taste of the philosophy, energetic and practical components of the teachings Sacred Geometry offers leading into more advanced practices like healing in later teachings!

This foundation class will assist and accelerate your personal growth and spiritual integration to lay a foundation to step into your great work.

Cost: $250 with registration or $300 at the door

If you want to learn more, I invite you to watch a brief interview with our instructor and guide, Shawn Warnick

YouTube Interview Awaken Elementals

Revolutionize Your Parenting

Revolutionize Your Parenting

This hour long conversation, “Revolutionize Your Parenting” is a brief overview for an online intensive course coming October 2022 to help parents manage stress and learn how to gain more connection with themselves and their children. Christianna Deichmann, a craniosacral therapist and trauma resolution provider for families, joins with Emily McCrea, a conscious parent-teacher coach and certified TEACH THROUGH LOVE practitioner, to discuss the latest science on how children’s brains develop and regulation skills that parents need in order to foster the healthiest relationships in the family home. The conversation is about how traditional parenting has damaged the nervous system’s of adults raising kids these days, and they explore how biological mechanisms keep this vicious cycle going from generation to generation. The focus is on a new paradigm that overhauls the systems society has put in place to foster patriarchal models that promote shame, blame, scarcity, and fear-based tactics to raise children. The conversation unfolds by introducing embodiment practices that can rewire the nervous system and navigate the hierarchy of how our brains function. The talk is meant to send you away with immediate tools to use today to help parent your child, and to raise your curiosity of what more you can do to empower your family. The talk is a preview of an online course being offered in October, “A Journey Backwards: How the past gets you stuck in the present.” The premise of the course is to teach parents how their childhood shaped their nervous system and is defining their present day behavior, and how we can make positive change to raise our children with more connection, more health, and more love.

Naming Our Needs

Naming Our Needs

Everything We Do, We Do To Meet A Need”

Thom Bond’s Compassionate Communications course and Robin Grille’s Inner Child Process greatly influence my therapy practice. People come to me to seek refuge from suffering and to change their patterns. I help individuals create new behaviors and thought patterns in their bodies and minds using somatic experiencing, craniosacral therapy, and these two psychodynamic therapies. Parents come to me to seek support when they have children who challenge their psyche and disposition. Very few people who seek out my help realize that their struggles have origins from their childhood and even from generations before them. One of the key facets to understanding how to change the present is to understand how the past lays down the foundation for our behaviors, beliefs, and values. Parenting is steeped in “old ways” of thinking, traditional parenting paradigms rely on shaming, manipulation, intimidation, judgment, gaslighting, isolation, domination, and conditional love. Building awareness around (1) how we communicate with ourselves and others and (2) what need(s) are driving our behaviors is the first step to healing and creating change.

Thom Bond’s revolutionary research and teachings on how to communicate with compassion can be used to understand the premise of somatic-based therapies and the psychobiological principles of attachment. Thom Bond is the Founder and Director of the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication and the Creator and Leader of The Compassion Course

 “Needs are not ideas or cars or stuff to do, and they aren’t signs of weakness or selfishness, but rather they are the energy of life that flows through us.”

-Thom Bond, VOGUE

The other puzzle piece to my therapy techniques is Robin Grille’s Inner Child Process. Robin Grille is a counselor and psychotherapist who designed a universal table of developmental needs that outlines an identical trajectory in every human being. His process entails bringing awareness to what fundamental needs we have or have not had when we were growing up and how we can meet those needs in the present time, and go on to understand and meet the needs of our children. 

I encourage clients and students taking the Journey Backwards course to practice NAMING needs for themselves by keeping a journal. I invite them to make 1 to 3 entries per day that describe an act or words spoken by someone in their family or workplace and imagine the need they are trying to meet. Thom Bond posted a needs list on his website that I encourage clients to use. It’s important to limit the words used in naming to the ones on this list. 

Click here for a printable version of this list. 

Why is understanding needs so important in shifting our psyche and well-being, particular for those raising children now or in the future? Again it goes back to awareness, or the trend word today, consciousness. Bringing awareness, or naming the pattern is the first step to implementing change. 

In an interview I recently did with one of my teaching partners, Emily McCrea from Rebel Shift, I ask her to define Conscious Parenting

It’s really about awareness. Most of us didn’t have our needs met as children. Parents, teachers, doctors, caregivers, schools, communities, etc have not understood the brain science of the developing brain in the early years of life and the impact of environment, emotional and physical, plays on the developing brain. We know more now-our environments work in tandem with our genes. We also know that the brain is rapidly developing yet inefficient until age 7. During those early years, 95% of the brain develops, laying neuro pathways and creating the foundation for later learning. The way we view the world and our understanding of the world being safe or not developed early. And our brains continue to develop until age 25, that means we are kids until around 25 years old. We know that trauma affects our ability to learn and grow. Trauma keeps us stuck in childhood. We may look like adults but really many of us are just wounded kids walking around in big bodies. 

So what do kids need to develop in healthy ways?  We are mammals, we are biologically designed to be connected. And beyond food, clothing, and shelter, children need connectedness and attention, safety and security, support and autonomy, freedom of expression, boundaries, love, mastery, competence, to be seen and heard- 

No one taught us to look inside ourselves for support so we search outside to ease our internal conflicts. Negative behavior is an external attempt to meet internal needs- Identifying our internal and unique needs and feelings is the path forward.

 

We respond automatically, when we are triggered and we struggle to access our thinking mind, like a trigger we are instantly pulled back into our “lizard” brains to assess the situation for safety or danger, scanning and seeking evidence to confirm if we are safe or in danger. As a survival mechanism we disconnect from ourselves. Because so many of us have unprocessed trauma in our bodies, our brains over react and automatically respond to the sensations in our body with maladaptive strategies, that’s a fancy term for impulsive, irrational behavior, like rage. These strategies grew in us over time in environments that were not nurturing, possibly even hostile, or harmful. Our bodies are overwhelmed and desperate for relief, and our brains flood with cortisol and adrenaline; therefore we are without access to our thinking mind so we overreact. 

That’s the space I want to spend some time, the space where our wounded parts live. When we can connect to our wounded parts and objectively observe ourselves from a distance we can gather the information we need to grow the skills we need to function in moments of distress.  

We can learn to pause when we are angry or overwhelmed, just because we are mad doesn’t mean we have to react to it. Beyond that logic is missing tools- how to regulate, how to process, how to organize our experiences and name our needs and feelings. This is a learning process and can be difficult and it takes loads of practice, and it’s available when we are ready.”

So, go for it. You don’t have to be a client of mine or anyone else’s. You can start understanding your needs today. Try journaling or developing a mindfulness practice in which you start tracking the meaning behind people’s behaviors and pinpointing that behavior to a word(s) on this Needs List. This practice will enhance your relationships with your friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, and partners, to name a few. 

needs and values