Reinventing myself personal growth program
Guided Meditation C.D.s
Now available in Paperback
Creative Visualization guided meditation techniques
How to Meditate, what is a healing meditation like
Weight Loss and  Emotional eating
Fear of abandonment
Stress reduction
Vital Energy oxygen therapy and breathing
Soul Mates and self love
arthritis chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
Self Esteem
heartbreak
White Light and healing energies
Spitituality without religeon
Happiness
what is love
Sex - What the women are saying now.
psychic Cords
Money Prosperity Wealth
Parents. Who are these aliens?
Incest
Living in the shadows
Affirmations and Mind Power
Words as Medicine
Absent Healing and Chakra Balance
Better Questions Better Solutions
Are we thinking our own thoughts?
Beauty Myth
bipolar
Inspirational quotes
Im right you're wrong
Letter to My son
Songs to make your heart sing
Contact Sonya Green
Sonya Green new articles
It wasn't long, before I saw the pattern. Bacon and red wine were instantly
recognizable. Not only did these things knock me out, but I also connected
them with the pain the next day. Every time that I had had a flare up, it was
linked to a fatigue meltdown. I had now become accustomed to calling them
my ‘Crash and Burn Moments’. Other crash and burn foods revealed
themselves, and they were: M.S.G. (Chinese food, tomatoe paste, and
many canned and packaged foods contain M.S.G), eggplant (aubergine),
all alcohol, white flour, salt and pasta or anything deep fried.

I also found that if I ate fruit, salad, nuts, or seafood, I felt okay, but fried
foods, baked dinners, pasta meals, large meat meals or pretty much most
cooked meals, left me really tired. Luckily, around this time, I was living
alone and working from home. I accidentally fell into a pattern of grazing
throughout the day rather than eating large meals. It didn't take long to
realize that every time I ate in a restaurant, I crashed and burned and yet
on the days that I grazed, I could not only get through the day, but I could
be up until late and awake refreshed. I was now getting up at 5a.m. instead
of 9a.m. I very rarely had pain and when I did, it was minimal. I wasn't
running marathons or jumping out of my skin, but the quality of my life was
extraordinarily good compared to what it had been.

By now, I felt that I was pretty much on top of it. However, I was also aware
that it was still in my body and had the potential to rise and attack me at
anytime if I was not paying attention. I was also observing my mother who
also has arthritis and was in a really bad state. She interested me a great
deal as she is a vegetarian, and has never drunk alcohol or smoked. It
didn't take long to recognize Stress. Every time she became upset about
something, her arthritis flared up. I studied myself as well, and noticed that I
didn't really get stressed, but I did have a tendency to worry or obsess
about things.

I had previously done a lot of work on stress, and had been running
courses on Creative Visualization and Autogenic Training. Over the years, I
had let all of that slip as I became involved in a new relationship, a new line
of work and just the day-to-day workings of life.

I pulled out all of my old tapes and started meditating every day. When I
went to bed at night I would affirm over and over, “I am now filled with
powerful, perfect and permanent healing”. I made myself some new
meditation tapes specifically focusing on my joints and energy. In no time, I
was relaxed and energized and I felt calm and motivated throughout the
day. Very little bothered me and life was actually handing me a lot of joy. I
made more tapes for Mum and really pushed her to do them each day. She
did, and like me, is just continuing to improve each day. Unfortunately, she
still needs the back-up of drugs at this point, but she was severely in a bad
way. Her sense of well-being has greatly increased. She has reduced the
dosage of the medications and for the most part has very little pain.

The final piece of the puzzle came when I found an old tape that I had made
many years ago, that encouraged deep, fast breathing. (It was a little like
Connected Breath Therapy. It can be a bit dramatic and should be done
initially with a practitioner, as it can release emotional blockages.) Anyway, I
decided to modify it and slow the breathing. As I inhaled, I stated a positive
affirmation like, “I am filled with healing, joy and vitality” and as I exhaled, I’d
affirm, “I am free of stress, I am free of fear, I am free of pain.” I changed
the affirmations according to what was going on in my life at the time.

The breathing is done for at least 30 minutes and often throughout the day.
It's easy and it's actually pleasurable after the first few minutes. No matter
how tired, stressed or not in the mood you are, I guarantee you that, if you
do it you will feel fantastic. This is powerful and it works immediately. I have
gone on and done a lot of research into oxygen and breathing techniques
to try and fully understand why it's so effective. Rather than get technical
and academic about it, I will simply state that breathing deeply into your
belly and exhaling completely will energize you, reduce or eliminate pain,
create a great sense of well-being, defuse stress before it gets
unmanageable and give you back your joy.

Bad things happen for good reasons

Arthritis has been the nastiest, most unforgiving, unrelenting teacher that I
have ever had the misfortune to know. Arthritis has also taught me some of
my most valuable life lessons and given me the best life possible. So, I must
give credit where credit is due. Arthritis has taught me, first of all, to respect
myself. I have learned to say no and mean it, and to pace myself. I am
instinctively connected with my body and listen to the whispers of its
wisdom. I have a ‘stress radar’ now, and diffuse it as soon as I recognise it.
My health is so good now that I can’t remember the last time that I felt ill. My
blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels are perfect.

I try to avoid gossip, criticism or negativity in any form, or from any person,
including myself. I am happy, relaxed, creative and content. Not only do I
have my life back, I have my life back better than ever.

That's it. Natural, simple and effective. I can't say that I'm totally cured, but
it's only been a little more than a year. Arthritis took 35 years to take hold,
so 18 months is not a long time to eliminate it. I sincerely believe that in a
short time it will be permanently cured. I believe that my immune system is
functioning perfectly and that the wisdom within my body is diligently
working away on my goal of perfect health. In the meantime, I am totally
drug free, I look younger now than I did fifteen years ago, and most of this
book has been written between 4a.m. and 9a.m. I then do an 8-hour day at
my real job, while feeling energized, relaxed, calm and motivated. I have
absolutely no pain at all.

On a final note, I will just mention that “This does not work if you do not do
it”. Half doing it will give average results. Doing it until you feel okay and
then returning to your old habits will simply take you back. This needs to be
a commitment. Initially, you will release a lot of ‘stuff’ physically and
emotionally. It is nothing that you can't handle, but some people will
experience a ‘healing crisis’ which is simply the ‘junk’ being lifted and shifted.

Do not go off any prescribed medication without working with your doctor.
Most of you will be having regular blood tests and the tests will confirm your
improvements. Your doctor will adjust the medication as the tests improve.
You may need to be slowly weaned off some of the medications, as many of
them are really powerful substances.

In summary, this is it:

Eat: fresh, natural, unprocessed, uncooked foods as often as you can
Have at least 5 vegetables or mixed salads and at least 2 fruits each day
Nuts, seeds, legumes and grains
Oils instead of saturated fats (preferably unheated oils)
Seafood more often than meat
Limit dairy products

Try to avoid large meals, processed foods, and most foods that are salted
or contain M.S.G.
Nightshades can be problematic for many people (Tomatoes, capsicum,
eggplant and potatoes)
Alcohol, especially red wine
Wheat products (especially bleached, as in white flour and pasta).

Coffee can be a real problem, as many people may become addicted to
coffee trying to get a quick fix for their tiredness. Coffee will pick you up
temporarily, but will add to your exhaustion in the end. Many people
suspect acid-forming foods to be a major antagonist. Most of the foods
which I have advised you to avoid are acid forming. Stress also contributes
to acidity. Alkaline foods tend to be fruit and vegetables.

I don’t take vitamin supplements any more. I think they are a great short-
term boost for people who know that they have been eating badly.
However, nutrition is a new science and a lot more needs to be learned. A
few decades ago, the emphasis was on vitamins and minerals. Then came
the high fibre and enzyme craze. Now the new thing is antioxidants and
phytoestogens. What we do know is that sometimes an excess of one thing
will rob or deplete other things. When science can prove it is smarter than
nature, it may be worth re-thinking. For now, I am suggesting that when it
comes to good nutrition, stay with good quality food. It is really very simple:
eat good quality food and stop eating junk.

A great breakfast particularly for women

Blend: 2 or 3 pieces of fruit (blueberries, banana, and papaw)
L.S.A (which is ground up linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds)
Tahini (which is sesame seed paste)
Milk (cows, goats, almond, soy, coconut or rice milk according to taste)
Linseed, cod liver or virgin olive oil (cold pressed is best)

I'm recommending this because I know that women in particular tend to skip
breakfast. This is easy to get down and fast to make. It’s rich in vitamins
and minerals, antioxidants, phytoestrogens, omega oils and high in fibre.
You will notice your skin improve and your energy lift considerably. I call it
my Youth Elixir.

Lunch and dinner are easy as long as you get your vegetables in. A salad
or sandwich at lunch is easy. Snack on nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
Fresh veggie juice is great if you choose what you like. Try not to cook, or
at least under cook, as much as you can. Drink plenty of fluids to keep the
toxins flushed out. Dehydration can cause fatigue and headaches.

Creative Visualization

Your thoughts create your emotions. Your emotions create your behaviour.
Don't underestimate the influence your mind has over your body, they are
one and the same. Think healing, think health. Don't talk about illness and
don't think about illness.

Visualizing health and happiness is programming health and happiness. It
may seem too easy to be so powerful, but powerful is what it is. Love and
happiness are the two most powerful emotions you can activate. Go out of
your way to find things to love. Practice staying with the feeling and
expanding it. Endorphins and other chemicals that heal are released when
your heart is full and open. Using Creative Visualization or Guided
Meditation is one of the fastest and most effective ways to access your sub-
conscious mind - it's easy and very enjoyable.

Breathe

While watching television, driving to work or lying in bed, breathe deeply
and as often as you can. Long, slow, deep and complete breaths. Oxygen
heals and energizes. Many people simply can't exercise, so deep breathing
is an excellent substitute to increase and improve circulation and increase
elimination.

Move

I used to get so annoyed with people who would tell me to exercise. I was so
tired, that getting to the kitchen in the morning would wipe me out.
Breathing on me would cause pain, and here was someone who knows
everything, telling me that a good old run around the block was all that I
needed. Well, I still don't run anywhere, I could, but I just don't like running. I
have learned that as you get better, you do find that you can do a lot of
things that you may have thought impossible. The problem is that after a
long period of not using joints or muscles, they do take a while to get going
again. Once you can do some simple movements, you can then work up to
re-building muscle tone and loosening up joints. Very easy Yoga stretches
are do-able. Gentle pool aerobics are actually nice to do- with less weight
and freedom of movement, swimming has the added advantage of deep
breathing. Exercise balls are amazingly good as you can even watch
television if you like as you  rock gently. This is great for knees, ankles,
hips and backs.

Respect Yourself

I once read an article on the psychological make up of R.A. sufferers, in
which the trials revealed that people with R.A. had a tendency to be high
achievers, perfectionists or women who felt frustrated with their lives and
pushed too hard. My observations have also suggested that this is true. If
you study your behaviour for a few weeks, I think that you may also see a
pattern of pushing yourself too hard. R.A. sufferers must learn to pace
themselves. Listen to the wisdom within your own body. Pain is not your
enemy.

Pain is simply your body speaking and it is saying, STOP NOW.

Slight pain comes before crash and burn. The extra hour’s work you do
today in pain will rob you of eight hours tomorrow. Fatigue comes before
the 'melt down’.  Allow yourself to stop when you first become tired and stop
this pressure to get things done.

You must treat yourself as the most important person in your life

Find your voice and let the people around you know that you are as
valuable as they are, and that relationships work both ways. You are not
the ‘fixer of everyone else’, especially if this concept is not a two way street.
There is no point in being a martyr in a wheel chair. It's not really surprising
that more women have R.A., than men, is it?

Well that's it! It's now up to you to Crash and Burn or Fly!

Copyright Sonya Green 2003

About the Healing C.D.  This is the best of everything that I have ever tried. I have
heard some really annoying meditation tapes and a lot of quite ordinary ones. A good
meditation tape is a powerful healing tool, it should be deeply relaxing and enjoyable to
listen to. I have put a lot of thought into this one, and although my personal interest is
RA, it is tailored to heal and energize on all levels, and is effective for anyone looking to
reinvent themselves. I'm not just trying to sell you something here, I really believe that
this CD is excellent. Many of the people who have bought it, have called back, to buy
more for friends. I have included three different styles, but made sure that everything
was included to release physical and emotional imbalances, and then rebuild higher,
lighter states of well-being. Working with this CD, will greatly accelerate your healing
process. I believe that this is really powerful and effective for everyone wishing to find.

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Reinventing myself personal growth program
Guided Meditation C.D.s
Now available in Paperback
Creative Visualization guided meditation techniques
How to Meditate, what is a healing meditation like
Weight Loss and  Emotional eating
Fear of abandonment
Stress reduction
Vital Energy oxygen therapy and breathing
Soul Mates and self love
arthritis chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
Self Esteem
heartbreak
White Light and healing energies
Spitituality without religeon
Happiness
what is love
Sex - What the women are saying now.
psychic Cords
Money Prosperity Wealth
Parents. Who are these aliens?
Incest
Living in the shadows
Affirmations and Mind Power
Words as Medicine
Absent Healing and Chakra Balance
Better Questions Better Solutions
Are we thinking our own thoughts?
Beauty Myth
bipolar
Inspirational quotes
Im right you're wrong
Letter to My son
Songs to make your heart sing
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Sonya Green new articles
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