Monthly Archives: April 2013

Theta Healing and Rewiring the Brain

I have used many healing therapies in the entirety of all that I have needed collectively in coming into the place of restoring my life.  ThetaHealing® is about instant change, healing and creating a life of your own conscious choice. You can alleviate or minimize your struggles with issues regarding your health, emotions, love, money, work, phobias, depression, abuse, self-forgiveness, or chronic pain.  This also facilitates changes in the DNA on a cellular level by transforming beliefs held on four different levels.

ThetaHealing® is the fastest way to access and reprogram the subconscious mind that runs 95% of your responses to life.  Harness the power of your mind, make deliberate better choices and know how to take charge of your 95%.

ThetaHealing® was created by Vianna Stibal, a visionary Medical Intuitive and Healer more than 15 years ago. She healed her terminal cancer and healed or improved thousands of other diseases and conditions. She has shared her healing knowledge worldwide and trained many theta instructors. She empowered people from all walks of life including medical doctors to make a significant difference to humanity, find joy and reduce suffering.

  • Core Beliefs – Are what we have learnt and stored in this lifetime
  • Genetic Beliefs – Are inherited from our ancestral lineage
  • History / Past Life Beliefs – Are carried from past lives and from historical data and collective consciousness. These have real impact in this lifetime and need to be resolved.
  • Soul Level – Our souls are still evolving and learning and carry programs from all other levels.

This is the only modality that trains and rewires your brain to be in theta and facilitates immediate reprogramming of limiting beliefs in the subconscious mind.  Re-wire your brain with new life enhancing habits and possibilities. This modality also teaches you how to create wonderful new feelings, connect with your magnificent spirit and achieve healings on the deepest level. This rewires your brain to be in and maintain a theta state at will.

ThetaHealing® is constantly evolving, changing and leading the way, as the expansion of individual and global consciousness grows from the speed of a trickle to a tidal wave. And it occurs in our dream state.

You are empowered to no longer be a victim of genetics or past circumstances. You can choose to be your own genetic engineer, a powerful creator and manifest inner change.

Shift your perspective, your feelings change and a better inner state of being is manifested instantly!

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT PROBIOTICS AND AUTISM

Children with autism sometimes suffer from digestion issues, often related to early use of antibiotics prior to diagnosis. Probiotics may help to alleviate some of these gastrointestinal issues through repopulating the gut with good bacteria.  Below is some relative information on autism, gastrointestinal issues, and probiotics and how they may offer benefits to children with autism spectrum disorders.

AUTISM

Autism spectrum disorder is a term that refers to a group of developmental delays affecting speech, social interaction and language. There is no cure for autism, but there are a number of interventions that can alleviate your child’s symptoms and improve her quality of life. Establishing routines, behavioral interventions, speech and language therapy, medications and nutritional therapies can provide opportunities for improvement in your child’s symptoms. Children with autism will respond differently to therapies, some responding better than others.

GASTROINTESTINAL ISSUES

Children with autism spectrum disorders commonly experience gastrointestinal issues. Some parents attribute their child’s gastrointestinal issues to frequent courses of antibiotics in the first year prior to receiving the diagnosis of autism. Antibiotics kill 99 percent of the good bacteria in the gut, allowing bad bacteria to flourish. There is also the concern that many autistic children have lesions in their intestines that may also contribute to gastrointestinal challenges.

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics help digestion while supporting your immune system. Probiotics are harmless microorganisms, such as yeasts, bacteria and fungi, that have reciprocal relationships with their host, promoting the growth of good bacteria. These good bacteria make up 85 to 90 percent of bacteria in the intestines when properly balanced. When this balance is unsettled, bad bacteria thrives, creating opportunity for gastrointestinal issues and illness. Probiotic supplements, such as L. acidophilus, can add good bacteria back in to your intestines. Dietary sources of probiotics are also an option and include yogurt, buttermilk and cheeses.

PROBIOTICS AND AUTISM

Children experiencing trouble with their digestion may benefit from the addition of probiotics to their diet. Probiotics restore proper balance of good and bad bacteria, while improving absorption of nutrients. Improvements in digestion may also contribute to improved behaviors, as your child becomes more comfortable. Some parents choose to follow specific diets such as the casein, gluten free or probiotic diets. According to MayoClinic.com, however, these diets require more research as alternative treatments for autism.

In my readings I came across a Guest post by Alessio Fasano, MD, chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition and director of the Mucosal Biology and Immunology Research Center and the Center for Celiac Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Dr. Fasano is conducting Autism Speaks-funded research on GI issues and autism.

I love talking about probiotics because they are a promising potential treatment for addressing GI distress associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, I also want to caution that research does not yet support their indiscriminate use in treating autism. Having said that, I and other researchers are actively studying probiotics, and here’s why.

In the last five years or so, we have developed technology that allows us to better study the composition and the genetics of the bacteria that reside in the gut. What we’ve found is that there are a number of conditions, including ASD, associated with imbalances in the gut’s bacterial “village.” Certain types of bacteria may overgrow to create imbalances that we call dysbiosis. This has been hypothesized for years. Now we have preliminary evidence to suggest that indeed there is an imbalance of bacteria in a subgroup of individuals with autism. If we can confirm this, then in theory, probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may help bring back equilibrium and health.

But there’s a lot we don’t know. In particular, we are trying to answer three key questions: Which bacteria are over-represented in these imbalanced systems? How abundant are they? And how do they interact with the host—the person with autism?

In animal models, we have identified certain kinds of bacteria that are abundant in mice with autism-like symptoms. Now, by studying the stool of children with autism, we are trying to confirm what we’re seeing in animals. We are also looking at whether dysbiosis causes inflammation in the gut. This could represent the immune system’s response to the overgrowth of these bacteria. If this inflammation travels to the brain, it can, in theory, affect learning and behavior.

I think we may find that, for some individuals, the inflammation is local, causing only GI symptoms. For others, the immune cells, once activated, travel to other parts of the body including the brain.

At the same time, we’re studying the effects of probiotics. We see them as potential peace makers that can help restore balance in the gut’s normal bacterial community. For example, we have evidence that giving probiotics to mice with autism-like symptoms improves their behaviors as it improves their dysbiosis. But such findings are preliminary. We can’t automatically apply them to people.

While I’m extremely sympathetic to parents who want to help relieve their children’s distress, I think we have yet to reach the point where we can say, “Yes, let’s give probiotics a try in children.” Currently, there are only two scenarios where science provides solid support for using probiotics. They include helping relieve food allergies and treating inflammatory bowel disease.

I have a great concern about widespread use of probiotics. We don’t want to make the mistakes we did in the past with penicillin, for example. We overused this antibiotic and others to the point that many types of bacteria became resistant to them. If we use probiotics the same way as we used penicillin, we may weaken thier usefulness as a treatment tool.

I have other concerns with the probiotics sold today. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate them as medications because they are considered supplements. As a result, there’s little to no quality control. The product you buy may contain ridiculously low levels of probiotics or no “live” probiotics at all. Worse, the probiotics may be mixed with potentially harmful bacteria.

In addition, there are different kinds of probiotics, including many types of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, to name just two popular groups. I don’t believe all probiotics are equal. Each has specific effects in specific situations. So like different types of antibiotics, the clinician should select them wisely – perhaps based on the specific type of dysbiosis a patient has.

If you want to give your child probiotics, I recommend you avoid concentrated supplements and instead give your child a probiotic yogurt. (Check the label for the “probiotic” designation.) If you are intent on giving probiotic supplements, check the label for the amount of viable microorganisms in the supplement. The number should be in the billions. Finally, if you don’t see a clear improvement in a few weeks, stop using it. In other words, if there’s no clear benefit, don’t risk potentially negative side effects.

And stay tuned for further research findings! Thanks to the support of Autism Speaks and other organizations and federal agencies, we are continuing to advance our understanding of autism, inflammation and the role of gut bacteria, both good and bad.

It’s a Grand Slam for Striking Out Autism!

I am honored to say, together, we are bringing about change.  We are making a difference.  From the planning process, to the execution, confirming details, tying up loose ends, to the final push of Striking Out Autism. We did it … and we did it well.

If you missed this inaugural event on Sunday, April 21, 2013, you missed the opportunity to meet some remarkable individuals. Over 300 individuals, young and seasoned stepped up to the plate and provided what started out as a simple act of volunteering, to creating an awe-inspiring day filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter and acceptance.

A few comments from our families:

“ … Words cannot express what it means to participate in an event where your child feels like they are a part of something and not apart from the group. This is something that doesn’t even happen within our own families … so many people still don’t know how or want to interact with some of our children”.

“My family had a blast!! Our hearts are still so full of joy!! No one has ever done anything special like this for our entire family. I had to let you know how special it made my son feel”.

“I was truly touched by all of the volunteers and my kids had a BLAST!! They want to know when they can go to another baseball game but they have the expectation that they’ll each get a buddy to play with for a while. The buddies were wonderful …”

Our families will be forever grateful for the generous act of kindness; whether it was as a buddy volunteer, a committee member, checking the roster, to writing publicity or taking photos … the generous contribution of time made a positive impact in raising awareness and increasing understanding for our very special and differently able friends.

Because of YOU, we knocked it out of the park and had a Grand Slam Family Fun Day.

Strike Out Autism is an annual event.  Stay tuned for the 2014 event!

2013 Figure Stage Magic Has Arrived

Amber-Black-Stage1-682x1024I’m 9 weeks out from the Pro Figure Stage at The Fitness Universe Weekend in Miami June 28th & 29th .   And fitness training has stepped up a notch.  Managing the rate of the intensity in the grand conditioning plan of my figure this season is carefully regulated.

I picked up my sprints and endurance training this week.  I am in line with the focus for a tighter more symmetrical figure presentation on stage this event as suit fittings and adjustments begin this week.

My world consists in the balance of work, training, diet, rest, daily awareness pertaining to neuro-diversity, and the support network and real life care of my closest friends whom really empower the work horse in me to make this all happen.  It is in the collective orchestration of each of us and the aspects that bring it all together that propels me each day into the excitement that is unveiled as the show approaches.  The example of will and triumph after adversity is the implication for all. The experience still in motion and the language of the beauty in the journey is spoken.

I will be sharing weekly about my fitness preparations over the next two months coming into the PRO figure event in Miami, and how I navigate my life and fitness routine through the excitement and the challenges. It is in gratitude to all of you whom surround me that bring it all together…..

April 19, 2013

Have You Checked Your Vibrational Immune System?

It’s flu season again, and advertisements promising a quick fix abound. What these temporary remedies fail to address, however, is the underlying source of your health– your Vibrational Immune System (VIS). Without maintaining and nourishing this energetic wellspring, your health will be consistently compromised, along with your capacity to create prosperity in all areas of your life.

Fear of all kinds is at the top of the list that lowers our Vibrational Immune stems. From news reports of epidemics and war, to less subtle forms like flu shot advertisements. The first step to becoming immune to these external sources of fear is to pay attention to how your body responds when you are exposed to such energetic bacteria. Then become a master of non-reactivity.

Remaining in a state of emotional reactivity is a sure way to drop your VIS. Whether you catch a glimpse of a newspaper headline belching about bombings, or you’re caught in the crossfire of your children’s daily squabbles, all situations that push your buttons can lower your VIS.

Are there ways that we ourselves actually indulge in lowering our VIS?

Sometimes, we have a puzzling hunger to seek out situations and people that upset us in minor but consistent ways. It could be a media addiction or calling a critical, fearful friend who we know will give us a big dose of drama. Or we maintain a constant state of busy-ness to mask the signal that our VIS is weakened.  This often unconscious self-sabotage prevents us from showing up fully in our lives because we are afraid of our success, our light.  Some ways in which we can contribute to raising our Vibrational Immune Systems and actively participate in our journey of creating prosperity are:

1.  First, recognize the cues in our bodies and minds: swollen glands, lower back pain, anxiety, craving coffee, feeling hunger when our bodies don’t actually require nourishment, the need to commiserate, exaggerated wrinkles on the forehead, and any other sensation that creates disease.

2.  Next, identify external and internal sources of fear, conflicting purposes and limiting beliefs.

3.  Then, practice the art of remaining in a state of joyous neutrality, no matter the circumstance. Resist the temptation to judge things as good or bad. Resist the urge to react in emotion, andinstead choose to respond in your Essence. Then, our Vibrational Immune Systems will thrive, giving us abundant energy to accomplish our personal, professional and global purposes.

Source: www.braveheartwomen.com/

April 17, 2013

Autism Is Now Thought To Begin Before Birth

STORY HIGHLIGHTSAutism awareness month

  • Great strides have been made in autism research in the last five years
  • Autism is now thought to begin before birth
  • Parents should note possible signs of delay in babies
  • Therapy can help “rewire” autistic brains

For most kids, a birthday party is a milestone; for Spike, it was a miracle. Just a couple years before, he hated celebrations. “Whenever there was singing or clapping, he’d start screaming,” says Brown-Robinson.

By the time Spike was 3, he was struggling to make conversation and walking on his toes. Brown-Robinson made an appointment for him to be evaluated at the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center.

Spike was indeed diagnosed with autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder, which ranges from mild social awkwardness to sensory problems (trouble dealing with certain sounds or textures) to an inability to talk or take care of oneself at all.

Read more of this story at www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/health/autism-facts/

 

April 14, 2013

Pet Therapy Can Assist Autism

Animal-Therapy for Autism

I have been engaged in many different forms of healing therapies throughout my journey with Autism. This includes working with Janice Terra, Lady Horse Whisperer and Certified Equine Therapist. Of which I will be sharing about that experience in another blog with greater detail.

Being around pets or having structured contact with animals can be a beneficial treatment for children and adults with autism. There are many reports from both parents and clinicians that interacting with animals, formally called animal-assisted therapy, can offer both physical and emotional benefits to children with autism.

I grew up witamber and angel 2013h animals, and was always around ranch animals, wild animals, and domestic animals. Today I have a beautiful cat named Angel. She is a mirror of me in many ways, a mirror of me with blue eyes and blonde hair, my sweet Angel has been with me through the more recently challenging aspects of my healing journey. She reflects sweetness, unique sense, affection, and independence in her spicy, feisty little way.  A protective guardian like energy she presents, and must greet anyone whom comes to the house, and she keeps her presence known. Loving she is, and everyone who meets her adores her.  Social kitty- she is, she stays ever so present during their visits and is always engaged in what is going on.

In the reality of my routine, she knows when I am having an “off” day, and for me, most people can never pinpoint when that is because I have learned how to mask that place. Those who know me well know what this looks like and Angel does too.  In this time I pace one step at a time, or no steps sometimes, to navigate through it. There is no rule on how long it takes me to rebound and I stay in a space that is isolated until I am in a place to return to a more interactive way. During those times I do much of my daily on goings via email or by phone and that is what keeps me connected, and Angel is right there. This is a way for me to regroup and find harmony privately and then interact with people in a timely manner.

In my readings and experience, I’d like to share that I’ve learned that animal-assisted therapy can be as simple as bringing a family pet into the household or as structured as programs that offer horseback riding or swimming with dolphins. Interaction with animals can help children with autism become more physically developed and improve their strength, coordination, and physical abilities.  More importantly, many people derive much joy from their relationship with animals, which can help autistic children have a better sense of well-being and more self-confidence.

Animals and Autism: What the Research Says

While more research is still needed and continues today to determine the effects and confirm the benefits of animal-assisted therapy specifically for children with autism, a number of studies have suggested it could help. In the 1970s, psychologist and researcher David Nathanson began studying how interactions with dolphins affected children with disabilities. Nathanson found that being around dolphins could increase a child’s attention, enhance their thinking, help them learn faster, and retain information longer.

Recently, a study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research looked at the effects of interacting with dogs on children with autism spectrum disorders.  For the study, children were exposed to a ball, a stuffed dog, or a live dog under the supervision of a therapist. The children who played with the live dog were in a better mood and more aware of their surroundings than the children who were exposed to the ball or stuffed dog.

Trying Animal-Assisted Therapy With Your Autistic Child

If you are interested in animal-assisted therapy for your child, talk with your child’s doctor. There may be horseback-riding, dolphin-therapy, or other animal-therapy programs in your area that the doctor could refer you to.

If you are ready to make the commitment of bringing a pet into your home, you may want to consider a service dog that has been specially trained to work with children with autism. These dogs can be wonderful additions to families of autistic children and can even accompany children when they are away from home, such as at school, helping to keep them calm and comforted. For more information, contact an organization such as Autism Service Dogs of America.

April 11, 2013

Featured Athlete this Month – Amber Black

amber carAmber and Aglow Mobile Tanning Founder, Katie Tipton, have something profound in common – they’ve both grown up with Autism as part of their life.  In 1994, Katie’s younger brother, Jason was diagnosed with Autism at age 4.  She has grown up with Autism as part of her daily life and has a spiritual connection with their Featured Athlete this month, Amber Black.  

In the feature, you’ll learn:

How life has changed since earning her ‘Pro card’ at Fitness America in November

– What her favorite thing to eat after a show is, and

– What the secret is that she does to prepare for her shows!

Go to aglowtanning.com/amberblack/

 

April 8, 2013

I See You, I Know You, Delicate Autistic Alien

pic 04032013Prepare to enter the auspicious, wild and uncanny world of an Aspies adult. My appointment as a frequent flyer holds a permanent reservation on the journey … Autism characterized by intelligence, intensity, formality, social isolations, and precisions of unique talent. Widely acknowledged and fascinating behaviors revered by the observer.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. Words literally taken, feelings are intense, numbers identification, clothing has to be soft, dim light, soothing sounds, taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet) and smells are some of what make up this everyday existence..

In this Hot Rod I suggest you fasten your seatbelt when you jump in… My way of expressing my perception of my reality I am often said to be of worldly wisdom and insight… Perhaps! A day in my life in what it looks like may surprise you.

Innocent my thinking is, and in my awareness of worldly ways, yes, I am naive. And I know it. I’ve tried to get it, I don’t… I like that I don’t get it too. Because, the illusion of what is real and what is real are two different things, and so is the dream. In my awareness, I get the cool stuff…. I know it, I understand it, and I share it with all of those whom love it and are open.   I get the otherworldly aspects of existence others cannot feel, sense, or see.  The label, of Autism is more about the frequency of the individual with it, and that is a whole other arena.   Aspergers contains a childlike innocence in the way of looking at the world. I used to trust people, take them at face value, and believe the words they said were literal and true…and I got hurt…a lot. I am slower to allow people near to me. Now it is more the fact that I still am that I am, and now I am aware that I am unaware. Since my teenage years I realize now looking back, that I found ways to protect myself and they weren’t the most positive of virtues. Alot of times I still didn’t realize things about people and environments that most people readily identify.  I learned to not trust what was being said because the actions rarely supported the words. I learned about masks that people wear, one for work, another for home, one for mom, one for friend…..but mostly, I learned to build walls…to separate even more from society because, quite frankly, I try and avoid pain. I learned to create what I call a “block”, and it is. A protective absence I initiate when I realize a situation or individual has not been upfront with me, betrayed me, or I am with people I don’t yet know. As an observer, I began watching, studying the words, movements and interactions around me. I started to identify with consistency in numbers and patterns as my governing agent to propel me forward. Numbers 23 and 37, give me the green light in all of my life as confirmation.

Naivety is innocence. Respecting this in the autistic is valuable. Realize the loyalty they give unknowingly in any situation no matter if they look older, mature, grown up….sometimes they are nothing more than children trapped in adult bodies. And need protection, and to know they are safe when allowing you to get close to them.

For the Aspie, the Auttie, choosing to get close to someone is a very crucial aspect of the experience. I am old enough and have experienced enough and healed it times over.  I see people in the divinity and truth of who they are. Not so much for the actions of which they carry out in their actions in which they behave in the level of honor in the life they choose to live.  I learned to surround myself with people who I identify with on a level of mutual alignment in patterns in support for a deep draw to healthy and honorable lifestyle, activities, loyalty, commonalities, respect and mutual regard for themselves and others.  I avoid people who abuse substances, cheat, and are not honest in any form or have a criminal history. For Aspies I suggest don’t make friends fast…take your time to get to know someone, find their patterns; trust your instincts… let actions and words match up and reflect congruence. Honor the instincts of those inner feelings you sense and ask someone you trust what they think about a new person you have recently met…and listen to what they have to say.

April 6, 2013

Autistics And Sacred Geometry

pic 04032013Greetings, I would like share with you a little about how the world looks through my eyes. The axis of the holographic universe and grids of my world are unique perceptions identified by me that navigate my expression of life in an abstract format of local and nonlocal reality. It is an aspect of the true matrix and the nature of our world. My experiences in the higher frequency dimensions, energy grids, and sacred geometric patterns are my connection and navigation through the concept with numeric patterns.

 

Like the Fibonacci sequence is mysteriously revealed in tree branching, ferns, pine cones, artichoke flowering, and many other natural phenomena. Through my world and vision we are all connected and impacted by numbers. We are all connected as One and in that expression there is only Oneness with The Creator And The All That Is Of The Divine Creator Source.  Autistics have a common purpose in life and are living with a higher spiritual purpose, universal value system and are spiritual savants. Other autistic gifts revealed are telepathy, soul traveling, healing, experiencing oneness, and gridding earth energy.

 

Amber Black

 

Additionally I have included a link for you to enjoy by Sharka Glet D.D., A.M. to better understand Sacred Science, Geometry and how it relates to Autism from the expression of the subconscious and conscious minds.

www.sharkaglet.com/text/Sacred-Geometry.pdf